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EXPORTERS WAITING PLEASURE oF THE GROWER AGAIN THIS YEAR. World Enters New Crop Year With Granar ,es Practically Bare- Harvesting Commences. The local market is gradually work lt«pif down to correspond more ing lufeu i„ with conditions governing the ne w crop situation, says the West Lst Trade. In the way of spot busi- Ls trading * of a trifling character, I'd not much is to be expected prior the opening of the new season, still s vera! weeks distant. So far as ad _ance buying is concerned, there is very little transpiring. The exporters are still determined to await the Pleasure of the growers, and are taking contracts for tonnage that vlld have to be filled at whatever terms could be secured right after harvest, while farmers will have enough to engage their attention for m e time in securing the crop. Har- has already commenced in the €arli er sections, and is being pushed jjtb vigor, though it will be several , »eeks before the grain is already to " cut in the spring wheat districts. It probably be well past the middle of n ext month before trading assumes an active character, and the movement to tidewater is not expected to be heavy before September 1. Current developments have been ikmg the line of weakness in specula tive centers. Free offerings of new wheat from the southwest have sent th markets tumbling to the extent of about 5 cents during the week, and the pressure does not seem to have been relieved as yet, with apparent pros pects of placing the situation in this country in line with that of the prin cipal importing markets of the world. There ought to be fair returns upon this basis for the producer, because of the fact that the world enters che new crop year with comparatively bare granaries, and only an average out turn, but the heavy premiums main tained in this country for the past year will doubtless lie eliminated, since we will again 'nave a fair export surplus, even upon the basis of the most con servative estimates of the production. The weather in the Northwest has again been favorable, and large areas have been fully assured of an im mense harvest, while there is every reason to believe that 30.000.000 bush els for Washington alone this year will be secured. Englishmen Beat Americans at Tennis. LONBON, July 21.—1n the challenge round for the Davis cup at Wimbleton Sjifey S. 11. Smith of the English team, P ■ 1 W. A. Earned. American, 6-4, 6-4. ..-7. 6-4. Smith won by hard driv ing and clever playing along the lines. Doherty of England defeated Holcomb Ward, American. PAINTS The Hind that You Can Use to Ad vantage at this Season of the Year Sherwin-Williams Aluminm Paint This Paint will not blister, scale or crack, as many similar Paints do. For decorative work it excels. It is just the thing for decorating and preserving gas stoves, ranges, water boilers, radiators, gas. steam and water pipes, and fixtures, machinery, Implements, novelties, mail boxes, etc. Sold in small, convenient Bi » 1 packages—% pts„ % pts., pts., and qts. Ready for use; anyone ca n apply it. Sherwin-Williams Buggy Paint F °r repainting and reflnishing old buggies; is also particu lariy well suited for porch and lawn furniture. This Paint has Proved itself exceptionally adoptable for surfaces where good. Btron 8 colors and gloss Paint to stand severe outside exposure are wanted. Ready for use as sold in the can— % pts., pts. and qts. COMPLETE LINE OF HOUSE PAINTS. THE DAVIS-KASER CO. Everything to furnish The Home ALD ER STREET NEXT TO POSTOEEICE WALLA WALLA SWELTERED TEMPERATURE REACHED 107 DE GREES AT 2 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. May Prove to Be Hottest Day of Year —Shoppers Do Their Trading Early These Days. With the temperature hugging per sistently around th e 105 degree mark Walla Wallans put in a most uncom fortable day and longed for the thun derstorms and showers promsed by Observer Newman for tonight and to morrow. In the down town districts the heat was almost unbearable and the business district was practically deserted by shoppers after 11 o'clock. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the weather office reported a temperature of 107 degrees with little indications of it gettiitg any cooler before 5 o'clock. When Old Sol raised his face over the mountains soon after 4 o'clock this morning there was indications that Walla Walla was destined to endure another day of sweltering heat. At 7 o'clock the mercury had climbed well up toward the 90 degree mark and at 10 o'clock 100 degrees was registered. The asphalt pavements radiated a ter rific heat and shoppers who were out early to do the day's trading began to scurry off the streets. Promised Cool Weather. Observer Newman did all in his pow er to relieve the mental strain. As soon as the official forecast had been received he braved the glaring heat and posted the cheerful bulletin that Walla Walla may expect showers and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. The observer believes that a good thunderstorm will break the hot spell. Yesterday proved to be the hottest day of the year, Observer Newman re porting a maximum temperature of 108 degrees. The indications are that 110 will be recorded by 5 o'clock this eve ning. HARVEST IN HELIX COUNTRY Will Start Promptly Monday Morning —Big Crop Will Be Harvested. PENDLETON, July 21— Prepara tions are now being made by the farm ers of the Helix country and at other places along the line of the W. & C. R. to commence harvesting next Mon day. At that time several machines are to be started, and it is said that before the end of the week threshing will be quite general all over the high lands. Kennith Mcßae, of Juniper, who was in town yesterday stated that on Monday he will start a header and thresher upon his ranch. Practically all of the wheat of the highland section is spring sown, much of it being land that was seeded after the freeze last winter, and consequent ly harvest has been later in com mencing this year than usual, there generally being more fall wheat to be cut early. THE EVENING BTATESMAN FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1905. BIG POTATO AND ONION CROP MAN WHO TRIES TO CORNER MARKET THIS YEAR WILL HAVE BIG CONTRACT. Prices on Tubers Take a Slump to $15 a Ton—Onions Wholesaling at $12 a Ton Today. "The man who tries to corner the potato and onion crop this year will have a big contract on his hands." re marked U. H. Berney of the Walla Walla Produce company this morning. "The indications now are that one of the biggest potato and ion crops in the history of the Inland Empire will be harvested this season. An andication of the immensity of the crop is seen in the wholesale prices preaviling this early in the season. Potatoes are wholesaling at $15 a ton and onions have dropped to $12 a ton. Last fall onions commanded as high as $50 a ton and the supply was limited. "Valley growers are long on these two vegetables this season, but even at the low prices prevailing they will make good money. It is hardly pos sible to estimate the crop in carloads as yet, but the production will be large. North Yakima will have lots of potatoes again this season, as it will of almost every fruit and veget ables raised in the state." According to local produce men the quality of potatoes and onions this year will be above the average. On ions now being delivered are sound and in fine shipping condition. W. D. SMITH SELLS OUT Disposes cf Interest in Undertaking Business to H. H. Crampton. H. H. Crampton, street commissioner of Walla Walla, yesterday purchased W. D. Smith's interest in the under taking business of Smith & Mac Ma rtin in East Alder street. George Mac- Martin who lias had the active man agement of the business will still re tain the position. Mr. Crampton will not identify himself actively with the new firm and will retain his position of street commissioner. Mr. Smith will devote his future time to his vinegar and pickling business. STATE MAKING MONEY New Method of Transporting State Charges Effects Big Saving. Under the new system of transport ing state charges to the penal and re formatory institutions the state has effected a saving of $2231.68 already, according to a statement just issued by Governor Mead. The new system has been in effect just three months, April, May and June, and during that time it has cost the state just that much less to transport a less number of persons than it did for a corre sponding period tn 1904. Governor Mead estimates that the state will save $18,000 in the present biennial period by the new system. Personal Mention A. R. Robinson is in Pendleton on business. Commodore H'jnt has returned from Portland. Miss Amy Klum is visiting with rel j atives in Salem. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Fitzsimmons left i last night for the seaside. Charles Fishman of Pendleton is ; registered at the Dacres today. Mrs. G. W. Morrison, of Ontario, Or.. !is in the city visiting with friends. M. A. Stafford has gone to the beach and the Lewis and Clark exposition. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Whitehouse I and Paul Whitehouse are home from ! the fair. B. F. Hines, a well known Prescott j resident is in the city on business to day. William Goodyear, a railroad man of Starbuck, is registered at the Pal ace today. C. E. Nelson, manager of the Wes ! ton brick yards, is in the city on bus iness today. J. F. Eades of Mesa is a Walla Walla visitor todayfl He is stopping at the Palace. W. S. Foon is among out-of-town visitors in the city today. Mr. Foon's home is at Dayton. Miss Gail Croup has returned from Portland where she visited with j friends for a w^eek. R. McMullan is a Walla Walla vis itor today from Condon, Or., "where he is engaged in business. David King, editor of the Olympian, is in the city from the state capital. He is visiting his brother-in-law, Chief Engineer William Quin of the state penitentiary. But Olson's Restaurant always leads JUDGE BRENTS IS REVERSED STATE SUPREME COURT REND ERS OPINION IN ASSESSOR ELECTION CONTEST. Action May Be Called Up Again After the Remittitur Is Received From Olympia. The state supreme court has re versed the decision of Judge Brents in the election contest case that was in stituted against County Assessor R. J. Berryman last fall. James Cusker commenced an action to contest the election of Berryman al leging many irregularities on the part of election officers. The official re turns showed that Berryman had re ceived in the county 1958 votes, while to his opponent, Michael Toner, was accredited 1864. The plaintiff con tended that had all the votes been counted that were cast for Toner he would have been elected. The result of the election was cer tified to Berryman by the county audi tor November 21. On December 1 Cusker commenced his action. At the trial the defendant raised the point that the case had not been filed with in ten days after the contestee had been duly declared elected. Judge Brents gave a decision in favor of Ber ryman when an appeal was taken to the higher court. The supreme court now reverses the judgment of the lower court with in structions to reinstate the case for trial. It will probably be several weeks before the remittitur will be received by the clerk of the superior court and it is very likely that the case will then be called up again for trial before Judge Brents. CONNIE FRiEZE 60ES FREE Judge Brents Suspends Sentence but Warns Lad to Keep to Straight and Narrow Paih. Connie Frieze, convicted in Judge Huffman's court Monday of stealing a bicycle, will go unpunished provided his future conduct is such as not to cause the police any trouble. Judge Brents tnis morning suspended sen tence but warned the young man that any deviation from the straight and narrow path would result in his being sent to the reform school. The father of young Frieze was in court and testified to his son's good behavior. He said that during vaca tion time he worked and invariably turned his earnings over to his moth er. The senior Frieze said that at tiie time his son brought home the bicycle he was suspicious that all was not right and closely questioned the boy, but he had declared that he had pur chased the bicycle of another boy for 75 cents. Young Frieze was a very penitent young man during the trial and his sobs evidently went a long way with the court in suspending his sentence. PUTTING ON THE HOT STUFF Paving of East Alder Street Is Being Rapidly Prosecuted. The Warren Construction company had completed up to noon today a block of the pavement on East Alder between Clinton and Howard. A large force was engaged today in pitt ing on the "hot stuff." All day long an interested crowd of spectators were on hand and watched the men work in the hot sun while they lie under the shade of the trees lining the streets. The company claims that it will be able to lay about 1000 square yards of the bitulithic in a day. PEACEFUL VALLEY LAST NIGHT. Excellent Performance Given at the LaVern Theater. The performance of "Peaceful Val ley" at LaVern's theater last night was one of the best exhibitions of the his trionic art that has been given by the stock company at this popular place of amusement. Mr. Montgomery had an entirely different role from which he has heretofore appeared in and he added laurels to his reputation as a versatile actor. William Harris, who has returned from Portland, appeared in the cast last night and was given a flattering "Peaceful Val ley" will be on the remainder of the week. On Sunday the company will go to Pendleton where in the evening it will produce the same play. They will return Monday and open that night in "The Golden Giant." Regular weekly hop at McMinn's Dancing Academy Friday evening, July 21st, given by the Informal Club. Former invitations good for the sea son. HILL BEHIND THE MOVEMENT REPORT COMES FROM PORTLAND THAT HE WILL BUILD DOWN THE COLUMBIA. Said He Wants Direct Line Into Ore gon Metropolis and Will Tap Other Sections. According to the report that comes from Portland it is Jim Hill that Is back of the Columbia River & North ern railway and that he will build down the north bank of the Columbia. It is said that he wants a through line into Portland and that the construc tion of a road down the Columbia is the most feasible plan for him to reach the Oregon metropolis. From Bend comes the report that President Heimrich of the Great Southern, now building from The Dalles to Dufur, contemplates extend ing his road to the metropolis of Crook county, and that the Great Southern is a Hill enterprise. A lo comotive engineer after examining the new rolling stock of his company re marked: "If that equipment didn't come from the Great Northern shops I don't know anything about such matter. It cer tainly is Great Northern, and the €reat Southern is a Jim Hill enterprise. I tell you that Jim Hill means to go down the north bank of the Columbia river with the Northern Pacific, and he means to get into Central Oregon." A. R. Upright, one of the right of j way agents for the Columbia River & Northern company, has been at White Salmon, in Klickitat county, closing up options that have been made since May 1. Th old survey of the Columbia Valley railroad has been followed and ) a clear right of way has been secured j out of Kennewick from Castle Rock j to Major creek, the other side of Lyle. I TOWN TOPICS Wedded Yesterday—At his office in the court house yesterday evening Justice J. J. Huffman performed the marriage ceremony of G. Edward Mil ler of Rainbow county, Montana, and Mrs. Mary Moss of Spokane. Committee Did Not Meet—The meet ing of the transportation and freight committee of the Walla Walla Com mercial club scheduled for last night was postponed. It was impossible for all the members to be present and it was decided to defer the matter of consideration of some protest to make to the state railway commission until a later date. McEwen Discharged—P. H. Mc- Ewen, the hypnotist arrested at Olym pia a few days ago for using the United States flag for advertising pur poses, has been discharged. The trial judge rendered a decision to the ef fect that an exhibition of hypnotism did not come within the scope of the law as interpreted by the prosecuting attorney in filing a complaint against the hypnotist. Too Hot for the Acid Thrower — •'Jack, the acid thrower," has evi dently suspended operations until cooler weather sets in, as nothing has been heard or seen of the mysterious individual since the afternoon he sprayed some acid on the team of horses in Main street, nearly causing a runaway. The police had a fairly accurate description of the young man and if he had persisted in keeping on with his "funny business" he would have undoubtedly been captured soon er or later. Business men are now walking about the streets with more peace or mind although every once in a while one will suddenly clap his hand to his back to see if everythnig is all right. BOXG R THIEVES AT WORK Plunder Freight at Pendleton and Se cure Much Merchandise. Professional boxcar workers plun dered a freight car at Pendleton last light and secured merchandise valued at several hundred dollars. Among the stuff stolen was a box of drugs billed to J. V. Tallman of the City Drug store. Detective Fitzgerald of the O. R. & N. secret service depart ment has been detailed on the case and has gone to Baker City on clues discovered soon after the robbery took place. The Portland Restaurant will help you save money. All Talking Machines now sold on the installment plan —Stanley Music House. I Follow the crowd to the Portland Restaurant. PAGE FIVE Hone Outfitters We carry everything that a bora* needs—Harness, Stable Blanket* Housings, Coolers, Sweat Pads. Hal ters, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc. THE WEBER Harness and Shoe Finding Company, IX you can't see clearly, bet- ♦ * ter consult ua. You may a £ 1 pair of Spectacles. We know. • • If you don't need any we will tell f • you so. Do not neglect your ? 4 Eyes or they may neglect you j ♦ later on. ♦ ; Ludwigs : : & Hunziker ♦ i Jewelers and Opticians ♦ LAVERN'S PARK i Messrs. McMinn and Taylor Present the | Lavern Park Players Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday *, | Hazel Kirk | Thursday, Friday and Saturday , Peaceful Valley NEW PEOPLE:::::::NEW FACES Tuesday and Friday nights are Souvenir Nights. Saturday, draw, ing for prize Reserved Seats at Book Nook (■■■■■■■■i^HHi FOR SALE The cheapest close-in Lots in the city. FOSTER ADDITION. JUST PLATTED. KIRKMAN, DICE & JACKSON. ♦ ♦ The Statesman has the most ■*> ♦- complete Job Printing Plant in ♦ ♦■ Walla Walla. Bring your Print- ♦ ♦ ing to us. ♦ ♦ ♦ NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received up to Mon day, August 7, 1905, at 10 o'clock a. ro tor the construction of a bridge across the Touchet river at the Lunkenbill crossing In accordance with the speci fications on file in the office of the County Auditor. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check in the amount of 5 per cent of the amount bid as a guaranty that the successful bidder will enter into a contract with the county and file a bond in the amount of the bid conditioned upon the faithful performance of the cort tract. All bids should be addressed to the County Auditor and marked "Bid for construction of the Lukenblll bridge." The right to reject any aruJ all bids is hereby reserved. By order of the Board of Coranaf> W. J. HONEYCUTT, County Audtor. First publication July 17, 1905.