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BEATS ALL FERTILIZERS SAMPLES OF NITROGEN-PRODUC ING BACTERIA RECEIVED IN WALLA WALLA Sent to City Attorney H. S. Blandford To Be Experimented With by Fruit Inspector Riti The first samples of nitrogen-pro ducing bacteria, prepared by the bu reau of plant industry at Washington, D. C., to be sent to Walla Walla, have just been received by City Attorney H. S. Blandford. Two sample boxes, one for red clover and the other for beans, were shipped to Mr. Blanford by Professors W. J. Spillman and C. V. Piper, who are now stationed at the bureau of plant industry at Wash ington. The bacteria will be experimented with on the farm of County Fruit In spector Will Ritz. Explicit instruc tions were sent with the samples and the bureau requests that the success or failure of the experiments be re ported to the department. The bac teria, by adding it to water, produces a liquid culture, which, applied to the s seeds of proper plants, is capable of rendering available to these plants, the free nitrogen of the air. Each culture is adopted to a peculiar le gume crop, the name of which is stamped plainly on each package. Just enough of the solution is used to thor oughly moisten the seed. The inocu lated seeds are then placed in a shady place until they are perfectly dry, and ;are then planted the same as any un treated seed. The seed may be kept for several weeks without deterioration. The dry cultures, as sent from the bu reau, will keep for several months. The solution can also be used with excel lent effect in inoculating barren soil. Enough of the solution is taken to moisten the quantity of earth desired. This earth is to be thoroughly mixed with four or five times as much, the Inoculated soil to be spread thinly and evenly over the Drepared ground, -exactly as if spreading fertilizer. The department is meeting with such excellent results that it is swamp ed with requests for the culture. MEN YOU may buy good clothes at good prices, but to find good clothes—the well tailored, perfect fitting kind, clothes designed and built for the Spring and Summer of 1905—at the prices of inferior and out-of-date goods, is a different proposition. This is our way. We are showing Men's Suits from $10 to $25, made with the pertect fitting K.-B. shoulder, hair cloth fronts, hand felled collars, hand worked button holes, all wool serge linings, designed after the latest models and in the newest weaves, with workmanship and every detail of finish as perfect as the moSt expensively tailored garment. We want to show you how you can save from $3.50 to $ 10.00 on a suit of clothes here. Why should you pay $1 5 for a suit no better than we sell for $ 10? Why should you pay $35 to $40 for a suit like we sell for $25? We buy and sell clothes for cash. Having no credit transactions, we don't ask you to help pay the accounts of the one who forgets to pay. Our clothing depart , ment being a complete store in itself, is conducted on a much less expense than the H j|i exclusive Store. Doing the business of many stores under one roof, we are satisfied | h - - a waller margin of profit. Our plan of one price to all, and the lowest possible P" ce ever y a y ' m th e year, has proven itself very satisfactory to our customers. "^^^^^^^^ jjjj We are showing a very complete stock of Men's Pants —this Spring's production—in price from $1.75 to J/^^^'^^^^^J^Wk llnS $6.50 —here's a saving of from 75c to $3.50 on a pair of Pants. Let us show you that these are facts. Men's Dressy /mi' : WRm mSk It Top ('oats, handsomely tailored and satin lined, $12.00 to $18.00—why pay' #3.00 to #7.00 more? Men's Fancy WPS '^tMm ests ' in ti e novelties of this season. j ■ The Golden Rule Department Store ijr^^ THE HUGE BELL WILL TOLL Largest Bell in the World Will Strike Requims for G. A. R. WASHINBTON. April 29.—1f plans now under consideration are carried out, the largest bell ever cast will be hung in Arlington cemetery and tolled during the funeral rites of the military heroes of the country when they are buried within this historic enclosure. This was the plan unfolded before the meeting of the executive commit tee of the Grand Army of the Repub lic by Colonel Frank Hume, a gallant officer of the southern confederacy dur ing the civil war. The bell is to be cast from a large number of obsolete cannon now stored at the Watervliet arsenal. Correspondence has been had with the president of the largest bell foundry in the United States. This official, a veteran of the civil war him self, has taken up the idea, but says that a bell such as has been suggested to him will be an expensive affair. The funds, however, the G. A. R. men will gladly raise, assisted by the men who fought on the other Side. FOES OF RACE SUICIDE. Office Asked Because of Being Parents of Large Families. WASHINGTON, April 29.—Joseph E. Hart of Doylestown, Pa., who by his family history has proved himself an opponent of race suicide, now seeks the office of postomster in his home town by virtue of his record. As an exhibit tending to show his worth, Har 1 has sent the president a picture of his wife and eight daughters and two sons. The oldest is 17 years and the young est eight months. A short time ago Louis Henry Moore of Sedalia, Mo., filed an appli cation for postmaster on the same grounds, he being the father of ten children. Several applications of this kind have been received, but Moore and Hart lead all the others in the number of children. The "Governor" Wai Enough. "Charles, have you ever considered going into any business?" "Naw. The governor wanted me to last yeah, but I told him, dontcher know, It was enough to have one tradesman in the family."—Judge. The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure is to correct ourselves*— Demosthenes. Pure Fruit Juices and fine Fruits are used at Levy's Ice Cream Parlors. THE EVENING STATESMAN SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1905. ■ CROP PROSPECTS ARE FINE LUM J. HALE SAYS EUREKA FLAT WILL PRODUCE A BIG CROP THIS YEAR Spring Grain Stooling Out—Foothill Farmers Take Optimistic View of Prospects. "Crop prospects in the Eureka flat wheat belt are better by 20 per cent than they were last year at this time," said Lum Hale, who is farming over 1,000 acres on the flat. "I have been over a good section of the flat within the past ten days, and I believe th a section will produce a half million more bushels of grain this year than last. What fall wheat was sown is looking fine and the early spring sown grain is up five and six inches and already stooling out. There is an absence of any great quantity of weeds. Alto gether, the outlook is very promising." Farmers in from the foothill district take an optimistic view of the crop situation, although in many exposed sections it was necessary to reseed this spring. The warm temperature and frequent rains have resulted in the spring grain making rapid growth and there is every indication of the crop maturing early this year. PLENTY OF NOISE, BUT SAFE Toy Cannon Has Been Invented That Is Perfectly Harmless. WILKESBARRE, Pa., April 29— The list of casualites every Fourth of July due to the explosion of toy cannons or severe burns, has inspired Professor William Stoddard Franklin, head of the physics department of Lehigh uni versity, to invent a toy cannot, which, while it makes a report and a flash, will neither explode nor burn, and will shoot nothing more harmful than a cork. The harmless cannon is operated on the of a gas engine, an electric spark igniting the gas and air, causing a loud explosion, hurls the cork shell and emits a flame which is of such a low temperaturefl however, that it does not even scorch tissue pa per. Professor Franklin says aluo that the cost of 5,00 shots is not more than five cents. Thinks His Holiness Is of a Very Dem ocratic Nature. ROME, April 29.— J. P. Morgan, in speaking of his visit to the pope, said: *T was struck by the pontiffs in tensely developed mentality. He has a strongly intellectual face, with pierc ing eyes, but his smile is full of good will. I admired principally, however, his great sumplicity of manner and his air of absolute sincerity. His demo cratic tendencies appealed to me, how ever, and I was unprepared for the na ture of my reception by his holiness. "The pope declined to permit me to kneel to him, as is customary, but took my hand in the American manner, and gripped it cordially. The impression I received from my long talk with him and the walk through the Vatican is one of deep regard for his well-devel oped artistic sense. "He has an intense and deep appre ciation of the beautiful and glories of the art treasures of the Vatican." CARACAS, April 29—For the first time since he advanced himself to the head of the Venezuelan government six years ago, President Castro is making a tour of the interior of the republic. Remote cities and villages formerly unknown to the president are to be vis ited by him, necessitating many days of travel on horseback and small steamers along practically unexplored portions of the Apure and Orinoco rivers. President Castro left Caracas by train April 12. He was escorted to the station by several troops of cavalry and national band, and cannon at the military academy above Caracas sounded a salute as his train left the capital. Tello Mendoze, former governor of Caracas, and several other friends are making the trip through the interior with the president. RESERVE YOUR ROOMS FOR THE PORTLAND FAIR NOW. Through an agreement with the Portland Service Co. we are in a posi tion to reserve rooms in Portland for a limited number. It is not necessary to give the date you expect to be in Portland at the time application is made for room. Your accommodation will be reserved for you when you ar rive. It is advisable to make reservations for rooms early in order to save time on arrival. Rooms can be had now from 75 cents to $3.50 per day and PONTIFF IMPRESSES MORGAN. President Castro Making Tour. those making application now will get the choice of the rooms. For full information call on or ad dress, R. BURNS, General Agent, No. 21 Main St. Walla Walla, Wash. COUNTIES CANNOT TAX. Decision as to Property of Montana In dians Involve $100,000. HELENA, Mont., April 29.—Judge Hunt, in the United States court, has decided the noted Indian tax case from Missoula county, holding that the county cannot tax the property of In dians living on the reservation. The case was entitled the United States vs. D. J. Heywood, and a temporary In junction against the latter selling the property of Indians, assessed, seized and ordered sold for $1,200 taxes, has been made permanent. Had the deci sion gone the other way it would have made a difference of $100,000 annually in the revenues of the state. Holt Brothers' Sidehill Combined Harvesters ;/•<•"..'» : ' Kififliliiiwßß^^^SiHvSßl Over Three Thousand Combined Harvesters In Use on the Pacific Coast WHY ARE SO MANY OF THESE MACHINES BEING USED? Because, we put your grain in the sack in ONE OPERATION. Because by handling the grain but OXCE there is NO WASTE. Because, we REDUCE THE EXPENSE of harvesting to LESS THAN ONE DOLLAR PER ACRE; or another way to figure, we put the grain in the sack at the SAME EXPENSE it would cost to head it with a header, and thereby SAVE THE THRESHIXG BILL; and from two to four MORE BUSHELS PER ACRE. Because, you have no worry with LARGE CREWS OF HIRED HELP, FOUR MEN do all the work, jusc as easy as plowing or seeding. Because, we operate on SIDE HILLS the same as on LEVEL LAND; by a simple dcvi c the Separator is ALWAYS LEVEL on the hills. Because, we have the simplest, lightest draft, most durable and successful machine on the market. Improved model for 1905. See a sample. Send for Bulletin No. H-20. Write us and we will have a represen tative call and see you. The Holt Manufacturing Co. Factory at Stockton, California. Branch Office at Walla Walla, Waih. COAL TRUST OPPOSIT^T Hanna A Company of Build a Coal Dock. DULUTH, Mnn., April "o . A con. tract for a big coal dock at Dul u t h M. A. Hanna & Co., of Cleveland, be let today. Bids were to have been opened |J week, but were delayed. The dock J be $1,000 feet long and 500 feet J and will store an Immense amount coal. The contract will require than be ready to receive coal by Sept em xJ 1. This means that this company m be in active business next fall and win ter. The news is especially important from the fact that the firm of m Hanna & Co., is not allied with what is known as the coal trust, the Pitti burg company. It owns its own mm« and boats, and its advent into the north western field bring about an interest ing situation.