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• LOOK CHEAP • • Don't Have Them Look Like Celluloid ♦ J We are going to have our drivers call on you with a guarantee that ♦ • if our domestic work don't suit you don't need to pay. Don't think we ♦ • will get offended if you don't pay. We have lots of soap and a right J • to Mill creek. • : The Walla Walla Steam Laundry • : PHONE MAIN 4 • SPORTING NEWS CONNORS TALKS OF LEAGUE VVALLA WALLA TO SEE GOOD BALL THIS SEASON—PEN DLETON STANDS PAT. Stock Company Will Be Formed and Grounds North of the City Secured. •If plans that we have under way go " through Walla Walla will see good baseball this season," said George Con nors, who has undertaken the task of reviving the national game in Walla Walla by joining forces with McClos ky in a six-team league. "McClosky was in Walla Walla a few days ago and we talked the whole matter over with the result that Walla iUalla and Pendleton will join the ieague. McClosky was adverse to be ing interviewed in the matter until the plans that he had in mind could be put into execution, but now that ev erything is practically arranged it is up to Walla Walla fans to boost the game along. "According to plans now being con sidered Pendleton and Walla Walla will support one team. Walla Walla is to have three games a week and Pendleton two. The only thing to be settled is a suitable location for a hall park. Available ground can be secured one block north of the old Sec ond street grounds. As soon as every thing is arranged we will proceed to - ire grounds and enclose them." Form Stock Company. Mr. Connors has not fully decided what course to pursue in interest ing Walla Walla enthusiasts in re viving the game but in all probabili ty he said a stock company would be formed. This would do away with the tiresome work of soliciting small sub- Hptiorts from merchants and fans I would give the club a substantial capital with which to work on. Pen flfeton enthusiasts, Mr. Connors said, stand ready to subscribe to a stock wnspany. "ALICE BLUE" INAUGURAL GOWN. Wn s- Roosevelt Designs Fabric Which President's Daughter Selected. NEW Y(»RK. Feb. 24.—Material for • Roosevelt's inaugural gown is be mg woven at the William Strange silk mm Psterson, x. J. it is an en new design and new shade. Roosevelt suggested the design shade will be known as Alice • m honor of the president' s * who selected it from mate rui she saw at the St. Louis fair. While n<*. • • 1 "ig the new shade, whivh ~~—-- ' ™w near to an electric blue, . Roosevelt conceived the idea that °° Yea were woven into the goods, make a handsome gown for ; in& ««uraL When the design was according to her ideas, it ta*r* nte<3 a ~ook of doves flying di f - loss a blue background. - dove is a little less than fctt** 8 fl ° m the tip of one win * I *Up ° f the otner - They decfease the smallest is very min ggj _, * doves aw woven in gold tin »n such a manner that, as the » j oas ar* », v *lo*iv t UP t0 the light> and • •,. o UrneJ ' the doves s< ? em to sink M p ear back Sround and slowly dis ttofa Wa The Work of weaving the 1*• begun three weeks ago. «n ! • * '— 1 m K, nt t S of Lumber call up Co.. Main 774. L '«*r Heads l arosot JoB y TH. cttt Ltga jßmmka FIRST-CLASS ! ™ £ COMMERCIAL ! ! PRINTING j£2 I EVENING STATESMAN * Carrf * _ Bread Tickets ~~ ! ESTABLISHED ISOI — GOOD BOUTS ARE PROMISED JOE ROBERSON HAS CONTRACT ON HAND TO STOP BLACKEN SHIP TONIGHT. Heavyweight Is Sanguine That He Will Be There at the End—Rogers and Stone to Mix It. Whether Ed Blackenship has cham pionship stuff in him as a heavyweight pugilist will be decided tonight when he steps into the ring and faces Joe Robexson, the colored middleweight, at the Walla Walla Athletic club in a six-round bout for the gate receipts, but whether he can do it or not is a question. While not very well versed in pugilism as to science, Blackenship is a hard puncher and what is more he is willing to mix it on the least prov ocation. Fight fans are looking for ward to a bruising battle. Jolly Rogers has taken the contract of stopping Ed Stone, another big heavyweight in six rounds. Stone met Roberson a few months ago, but was down and out before he was fairly warmed up. Since then Stone has en gaged in a few ring battles and is confident that the little colored fighter cannot stop him in six rounds. Manager Hastings announces that the bouts will be pulled off commencing at 8:15. Star Athletes Entered. CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 24.—The Y. M. C. A. midwinter carnival to be held at the Armory tonight promises to be the largest indoor athletic event held here this season, and the number and quality of the entries indicate that new records may be made. Several hundred athletes have entered, and they represent a large number of the prominent colleges and athletic or ganizations of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Chicago has sent a large delegation as have also Louis ville, Columbus and several other cities. Interest In Wrestling Match. XEW YORK. Feb. 24.—Great inte rest is manifested in the wrestling match tonight between Frank Gotch, the champion catch-as-catch-can wrestler, and "Jim" Parr, who holds the English championship title. The articles' call for a handicap match. Goach agreeing to throw the British champion twice in an hour or forfeit the match. That Gotch is a wrestling marvel is conceded by New York's sporting fra ternity. • It will be Gotch'N debut in New York and the occasion is looked upon as one of the biggest sporting events of the year in the metropolis. It is generally conceded that he will have'to be at his best to beat Parr, who is himself a champion. Parr is the most spectacular wrestler in the game today and is regarded as a worthy opponent to the Ameircan champion. Not Much Light for the Journey. "May the saints preserve ye," said an old woman whom Representative Cooper of Wisconsin had given a quarter, "an' may every hair o' your head be a candle to light your way to glory." "Well, it won't be such a dodgasted torchlight procession at that," Mr. Cooper answered as a gust of wind took off his hat, showing a shining pate. WHEAT BUSINESS IS QUIET SOME LITTLE DEMAND IS SHOWN FOR BLUESTEM FROM THE MILLS. Stocks of Wheat Are Being Steadily Reduced—Buyers Hold Wheat in Interior Houses. Locally there is hardly enough of wheat business to maintain fixed quo tations, says the West Coast Trade. Some little demand is shown for blue stem from the mills, and the fact that this variety is becoming stead ily scarcer, tends to produce enhanced prices. Regular, quotations are main tained at one-half cent higher than a week ago, at 92y 2 c with club and red unchanged at 86M>c. Stocks of wheat are being steadily reduced in first hands and there is at present a smal ler supply in that position than at any previous time at this season in the history of the trade. Buyers hold a considerable quantity of wheat in interior warehouses, but the amount of stock still available, for shipment is rather indeterminate, and largely overestimated by many current re ports. Reports are current of crop damage to fall wheat in some sections of th* Pacific northwest grain belt, but tho extent of possible losses cannot yet be determined, and the effect upon the total crop will depend largely upon the conditions for spring sowing. With favorable weather the area under wheat will be sufficiently large to pro duce a full harvest. In the country at large the amount of winter killing is estimated by Snow to be above the average but considerably less than last year, when official estimates placed the loss from this source at from 4,000,000 to 5,900.000 acres. Figure Skating Championship. NEW YORK, Feb. 24. —Lovers of ice sports filieJ the St. Nicholas rink this afternoon at the opening of the annual figure skating championship, under the auspices of the Amateur Skating association of the United States. The program covers both the afternoon and evening and provides for about twenty events, ranging from the simple edge roll through all the intricate figures known to fancy skaters. An international flavor is given to this year's competition by reason of the fact that Ulricb Salchow, of Swe den, winner of the world's figure skating championship in 1903-4, is among the competitiors. Probably the most formidable competitor of the Swedish skater is Dr. A. G. Keane. of the New York Athletic club, win ner of the American figure-skating championship from 1898 to 1903 inclu sive. The judges of the contests are Louis Rubenstein, of Montreal, who won the world's championship for figure skat ing at St. Petersburg in 1892; Frank P. Good, of Brooklyn, winner of the American figure-skating champion ship in 1886. and James B. Story, of New York city, American figure skating champion in 1879. Two Letters from Dealers Who Have Handled Large Lots of "Trib." Spokane, Wash., Feb. 14, 1904. In answer to yours of the 7th, will say: We believe our success with "TRIB" is due to the merits of the goods. KRUM & BRALEY. Baker City. Or., Feb. 9, 1904. Are handling "TRIB" successfully. It is a seller and gives our customers the results they are looking for. They are satisfied. GRACE & BODIXSON. For sale by L. L. Tallman. "I think you told me Miss Thutty fore was taking elocution lessons from Professor Rantwell." "So she was. but they came to a sudden stop, and the professor has left town." "What was the trouble?" "Why, it seems he was showing her how to read the balcony scene in 'Ro meo and Juliet,' and he did it so nat urally that she accepted him before he could stop her." Dusty's Considerateness. Lassitudinous Luke —Ssay, Dusty, shall wese go an' call on de president, seem' we happen t' 'a' got kicked off n the freight so clost t' Washington? Dusty—Nah! Dese close of ourn hain't been pressed for several days, an' fum wot I redd in de paper wot I slep' on las' night, Teddy's havin' enough soshul problems t' worry wit' already. Gottwig & Schiffner, late with Schu bert, are now located at No. 10 Quinn building. Merchant Tailors: clothes cleaned and pressed. All kinds of re pairing. '_ ,_ ._ / »-. 1 Lktf! THE EVENING STATESMAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1905. Startling Results. NEW TAILOR SHOP. SAW MANY YEARS SERVICE "JUMBO." THE OLD ARMY MULE, HAS KICKED THE LAST TIME. Done Duty for Uncle Sam for Thirty one Years at Fort Walla Walla. As a matter of news the mere state ment that an army mule has died will hardly create more than a passing notice and comment but yesterday morning when Trainmaster Timothy Hallahan, of Port Walla Walla entered the quartermaster's stables, he discovered that one of the many mules quartered there had departed this vale of sorrow and passed into the great beyond, some time during the night. A closer inspection revealed the fact that it was "Jumbo." Now to the un initiated, who might be led to believe we were speaking of the late P. T Barnum's elephant prodigy, this Jum bo for the last ten months has been one of the features of the garrison. He was purchased by the government in 1873 and for 31 years he never has missed a day's work. About ten months ago he began to stiffen and contrary to all precedent the quarter master general, instead of having him condemned and sold as is usually done with decrepit and diseased animals, actually had old Jumbo retired and he was given an extra ration of food every day. He was free to go and come when and where he pleased. Jumbo's real age is not known but he is thought to be somewhere around 34 years of age. Down at Fort Ogel thorpe, in Georgia, there is another pensioned mule whose military career dates back to the closing days of the rebellion and is as eventful as that of Jumbo's, who crossed the plains in 1876 with a portion of the Seventh cavalry. Fort Waila Walla Notes. Sergeant Farlow, Troop A. Fourth cavalry, was discharged today by rea son of expiration of term of service. Sergeant Farlow intends to re-enlist tomorrow and take a four months' fur lough. Private Clarence Thorpe. Troop A. left yesterday for Indianapolis. Ind., being called there by the sudden and serious illness of his mother.* Sergeant Payne, Troop D. has been detailed as provost sergeant, vice Ser geant Farlow discharged. Wednesday's balmy spring-like air was an incentive to the baseball fans and all day long the "pyro" team bat tered and hammered at the sphere. "Pop"' Seegets came out for a little warming up in the forenoon and the very atmosphere seethes with the talk of the possibilities of the Post team this year. Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, as they cannot re.ach the diseased portion of the ear. There is only one way to cure deaf ness, and that's by constitutional rem edies. Deafness is caused by an in flamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing wlfi be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circu lars, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for consti pation. The Ruling Passion. Representative Sydney MuJd, of Maryland, has a small boy who goes to a public school. A day or two ago Mrs. Mudd met the representative at the door when he came to dinner and told him, in horrified tones, that she had discovered the son and heir of the Mudd family matching pennies with some ragmuffins on the street. "Son."' said Representative Mudd — bringing the small boy before the stern bar of the parental justice—"is It true that you have been engaged in that gambling game known as matching pennies?" "Deed I have, daddy," replied the Mudd youngster. "I think," said Mr. Mudd. "that it Is my duty to you a sound whip ping for this act, for you know how bitterly opposed I am to such a species of gambling." "Well, father," said the boy, "I know I ought not to have been match ing pennies, but I'll go you head or tails for two whippings or none." WHO WILL SUCCEED BREWER? QUESTION OF SELECTING NEW COUNCILMAN TOPIC OF DISCUSSION. Third Ward Voters Suggest Several Property Owners for the Vacancy —Council Will Elect. There is likely, to be a lively contest over the election of a member of ihe council from the third ward to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the lote John F. Brewer. In all probabil ity the matter will be taken up at the council meeting tonight. There are said to be many receptive candidates and if that should be the case it will probable necessitate the taking of several ballots before some one is chosen. Under the city charier when a vacancy occurs in any of the positions of councilmen the council has the power to declare the office vacant and to elect some elector of the city to fill the place. Today there was much interest taken in the question of selecting a successor to Mr. Brewer and the vo ters of the third ward were in evidence on the streets, holding conferences and advancing the merits of many of those who would be willing to accept the place. Among those who have been men tioned in connection with the office are William H. Kirkman. Samuel Lo ney, S. E. K'ng, John D. Lamb, Camp bell Robinson and Louis P. Anderson. PULPIT MADE PRISONER'S DOCK. Courthouse In Danger of Collapse Un der Crowds at the Trial. DES MOIXES. Feb. 24.—The pulpit of tht. Y. M. C. A. building has be come a prisoner's dock. The enormous crowd this morning crowding the courtroom at the trial of Paries Thomas for the murder of Mabel Scofield caused grave apprehen sion that the courthouse, a tempor ary structure, would collapse and on the advice of competent architects. Judge McKey issued an order trans ferring the tri v to the auditorium of the T. M. C. A. buildnig. This was done over the protest of defendant's attorneys, who say if wai prompted by a desire to satisfy the de mand of the public to hear the trial and it is to the advantage of the pros ecution for the reason that the pres ence of a throng will be construed by the jury as evidence of popular senti ment against the prisoner. The court house corridors, as well as the trial room, were jammed with people all striving to hear the evidence, and the courthouse was actually in danger of collapse. Dr. Shone, who conducted the au topsy over the remains, testified that not a drop of water was found in the girl's lungs, as would have been the cas eif she took her life by drown ing. Thomas is alleged to have adminis tered chloral as "knockout drops.'" giving unintentionally a fatal dose, and is trying to prove the suicide the ory. The alleged crime was commit ted five years ago. "I've Killed a Girl." "You're too late, doctor. I gave her knockout drops and I've killed a girl." were the words uttered by Charles Thomas concerning Mabel Scofield. according to the testimony of Dr. W. L. Taylor in the trial today. Taylor, the state's star witness, went, on the stand just before noon. "Did you see Thomas the day be fore the body of Mabel Scofield was found?" he was asked. "Yes. at the home, at 1016 Wood land avenue. Thomas called me there by phone and I saw him at the door of the house to which he came when I rapped. 'We don't want you now, doctor." Thomas said. 'You are too late,' he went on. "I gave knockout drops and I killed the girl.' He want ed me to get a stomach pump. "Did he say what girl?" "No, not then; he waited a minute or so and then said, Tt was Mabel Scofield.' " Across the River Styx. "Who's that big pompous fellow with chin whiskers and the protuberant brisket?" "That's a Napoleon of finance." "And that theatrical-looking chap?" "A prominent Napoleon of mana gers." "And that noisy, low-browed indi vidual?" "A Napoleon of pugilists." "And who's the little, quiet fellow in gray?" "Oh, him! That's Napoleon." The Difference. "I am not a drinking (hie) man. madam." "No; you are a drunken man." r PAGE THREE > FOR LARGER HOMESTEADS SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRE BILL NEARING PASSAGE BY THE HOUSE. Representative Martin's Homestead Measure Will Be Considered by the Present Congress. WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.—Repre sentatives Martin and Burke won a partial victory in their fight to se cure the passage of the former's 640- --acre homestead bill. Speaker Cannon recognized Martin at the opening of the session and he moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. Martin, Burke and others made speeches in its favor and Miller of Kansas, in op position, the latter bearing strongly on the adverse report of Secretary Hitch cock, the minority report of the com mittee and the opposition of the pub lic land commisison, whose second report was submitted to congress last week. By agreement with members Inte rested in naval appropriations, the dis cussion was suspended and Martin moved to make the bill the continuing order until disposed of. The motion was adopted. 170 to 57. This means that the bili will be considered at odd moments during the remainder of the session. South Dakota congressmen are sure they will put it through the house and say there is an even chance of its going through the senate. THEY WILL HOLD LOVE-FEAST. Republicans and Democrats to Renom inate Judge Stone. NEGAUNNEE. Mich., Feb. 24.—Pol itics have little to do with the selection of the judges who preside on the bench in the various circuits made up of upper peninsula counties. It may be true in a measure that because the district as a whole is overwhelmingly republican, the republicans are in each case permitted to designate the man who is to wear the ermine, but the fact remains that in late years the ten dency of keeping the bench on a non partisan plane has been recognized In both parties until it has practically be come a settled pal icy. This is more than ever the situation at the present time, when the nominations are being made, and in none of the four circuits is there the slightest idea of dragging in politics. In the circuit comprising Houghton, Baragtand Keweenaw counties Judge Streeter of Houghton has already been placed in nomination to succeed him self. The same procedure has been enacted in the case of Judge Norman Hatre of Ironwood, presiding in the circuit comprised of Gogeble and On tonagon counties, and In the eastern portion of the peninsula Judge Steere of Sault Ste. Marie will shortly be named as his own successor In the cir cuit of which Chippewa, Schoolcraft, Luce and Alger counties each form a part. In the circuit over which Judge J. VV. Stone of Marquette presides, compris ing the counties of Marquette. Meno minee, Delta, Dickinson and Iron, the novel spectacle will be presented of the two parties literally uniting In a love feast. The convention of each has called to meet in the courthouse at Marquetta, Feb. 27. The republi cans will renominate Judge Stone, and the democrats will indorse him, fol lowing which there will be a joint rat ification meeting addressed by various orators of the respective parties. The Marquette circuit, territorially considered, is the largest in the state and pays the largest salary. Its pre siding magistrate, now in the prime of his strong intellect, is serving his second full term,, having first been chosen to fill the unexpired term of Judge Grant, who had been elevated to the supreme bench. An Optical Delusion. "Give me an example,' said the pa tient, "of an optical delusion." "Very well," said the oculist. "Here is one.' He wrote neatly a line of letters and figures like this: "Now," he went on, "you would say that the tops of the S s and B's and 3's and X's were only a little smaller than, the bottoms, wouldn't you?" "Yes. Id say that." "You wouldn't say they were a great deal smaller?" "No, I wouldn't." "Now," said the oculist, "let us turn the line upside down." The patient looked at the reversed line. "By Jove," he said, "the tops are a great deal smaller, arn't they? That was an optical delusion, and a good one." Are you musical? It so don't over look Stanley's. Largest and beat Music Store in the cKy.