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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
•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
"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
"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,
' ™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.
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K, nt t S of Lumber call up
Co.. Main 774.
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GOOD BOUTS ARE PROMISED
JOE ROBERSON HAS CONTRACT
ON HAND TO STOP BLACKEN
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
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
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
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
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
"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
WHEAT BUSINESS IS QUIET
SOME LITTLE DEMAND IS SHOWN
FOR BLUESTEM FROM THE
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
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
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
GRACE & BODIXSON.
For sale by L. L. Tallman.
"I think you told me Miss Thutty
fore was taking elocution lessons from
"So she was. but they came to a
sudden stop, and the professor has left
"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."
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'
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.
NEW TAILOR SHOP.
SAW MANY YEARS SERVICE
"JUMBO." THE OLD ARMY MULE,
HAS KICKED THE LAST
Done Duty for Uncle Sam for Thirty
one Years at Fort 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
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
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
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
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
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
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
"Deed I have, daddy," replied the
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
Across the River Styx.
"Who's that big pompous fellow with
chin whiskers and the protuberant
"That's a Napoleon of finance."
"And that theatrical-looking chap?"
"A prominent Napoleon of mana
"And that noisy, low-browed indi
"A Napoleon of pugilists."
"And who's the little, quiet fellow in
"Oh, him! That's Napoleon."
"I am not a drinking (hie) man.
"No; you are a drunken man."
r PAGE THREE >
FOR LARGER HOMESTEADS
SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRE
BILL NEARING PASSAGE BY
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
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 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
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
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
"No, I wouldn't."
"Now," said the oculist, "let us turn
the line upside down."
The patient looked at the reversed
"By Jove," he said, "the tops are a
great deal smaller, arn't they? That
was an optical delusion, and a good
Are you musical? It so don't over
look Stanley's. Largest and beat
Music Store in the cKy.
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