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$ 15.00 Suits Such values we never had before. We couldn't sell these Suits for $10.00, $12.- 00 or §13.00 because they're worth — splendidly worth it, too—sls.oo. Just come in and see them. That's all w& ask. I McKeans FOURTH AND MAIN Bathing Suits No, we're not attempting to interest you in any thing liko that just at the present time. But if i! ij Fine Holiday Jewelry then .we believe we can supply your every require ment We are busy, but not too busy to show you our new and no/el offerings in goods that pertain to the Jeweler's art. Drop in at your earliest conveni ence. I Z. K. STRAIGHT JEWELER Established 1870 * » At the Sign of the Street Clock ■ The December Christmas Delineator I ■ BUTTERICK PATTERNS Exceptionally Good. 15c I ■ Are Here. Delivered at Your Door. ■ I & THE j» I I Bargain Basement | I OFFERS TODAY I B ANOTHER LOT OF I I Ladies' Walking I I and Press Skirts I ■ Very much underpriced; made of Cheviots and Mix- I ■ ed Suitings in many tasty styles, to-wit: ■ $3.50 Skirts t> , ■ $1.85 ■ H $4.00 Skirts H ■ $5.00 Skirts „_ H H H ■ $6.00 Skirts m „ _,_ ■ ■ $7.50 Skirts H ■ ipj.9s H ■ $9.00 Skirts _ - ■ I Every one of these Skirts was a good, honest I ■ value at the regular price. Among the lot is I ■ a line of EXTRA SIZE SKIRTS, 30x43 to I ■ 38x48, in Plain Colors, Brilliantines, Blue. I ■ Browns, Blacks, Greys and Tans. I I Motter-WheelerCo I 1 103-5 7-9 Main Street 6 and 8 South Third I THI EVENING STATESMAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER T7, 1906. PROBE GAMBLING QUESTION SAID THAT COUNCILMEN BE LIEVE THEY ARE BEING PLAYED "HORSE" WITH May be Taken up at Tonight's Meet ing—Chief Brown May be Asked a Few Questions. Nettled at the insinuation that the council is being played "horse" with on the gambling situation in Walla Walla, it was rumored on the streets today that two members of the coun cil will do a little probing into the gambling question at tonight's meet ing, and Chief Brown may be called upon to tell what he knows about slot machines being allowed to resume business after the chief two weeks ago had solemnly told the council that he had ordered all slot ma chines paying cash closed down and that as far as he knew there was not a gambling game running in Wal la Walla. The statement that orders were is sued to proprietors of machines to close down last Tuesday night upon the return of Mayor Hunt to Walla Walla, these councilmen say, if true, looks suspicious and neeus a little ex plaining. Not a councilmna would ad mit today that there was anything out of the ordinary coming up at to night's meeting, lei alone the gam bling question, but it is said that sev eral members of the council are net tled at the insinuation that the state ment that all machines had been closed down was made in order to placate several members of the coun cil who are anxious to see the anti gambling law enforced in Walla Walla. They say that if this is the truth that a full investigation of alleged violations of the anti-gambling law is in order. Look for Property Owners. Property owners along Elm street are expected to be on hand at to night's meeting to protest against lessening the width of the street when it is paved. A large number of sig natures to a protest have been se cured and will be filed with the coun cil tonight. 6AMES RAIDED AT PENDLETON Officers Land Seven Gamblers and Several Hundred Dollars. PENDLETON, Nov. 17.—Having received a "tip" that gambling was being conducted in the Rainier Beer Hall, Chief of Police Coffman last night raided the saloon and ar rested 10 men, seven of whom were engaged in a game of poker and the other three were spectators of the game. The seven men engaged in the games were placed under arrest, as were also three men who were watch ins the play and all placed in the city jail. The gamblers were under bail of $25 each and the witnesses under $10 bail. BOOK ON DEATH'S MYSTERY. Danish Physician Negatives the Idea of Terror for Last Moments. LONDON. Nov. 17.—The great mys tery of death is the subject of a book by an eminent Danish physician, Dr. Oscar Bloch, which Heinemann is to publish soon. It is an exact and a scientific inquiry into the phenomena attending death and is based upon In numerable examples in Dr. Bloch's own experience. He negatives the pop ular accepted idea of "a terror of death." There is little likelihood of any book attracting more attention here during the present month than Her bert Paul's "Life of Froude." which Pittman & Sons will publish within the next three weeks. Froude has been so long in the pillory that "a complete vindication of his career and a refutation of all the attacks which have been made upon him" will sup ply a long-felt want. To Miss Froude, the historian's daughter, and to Mrs. Staeger Harrison, known better as Lucas Malet. his niece, the volume owes much material assistance, while Lady Margaret Cecil has kindly per mitted Mr. Paul to make copious ex tracts from Froude's letters to her mother. Countess Derby. John Murray is to publish in two volumes. "A History of the Papacy During the Nineteenth Century." It is by a Danish writer, Dr. Nielsen, bishop of Aalborg, and it forms part of a larger work dealing with the gen eral history of the Roman Catholic church during the nineteenth century. The translation has been made by Dr. Mason, member of Pembroke college, Cambridge. The original is written in a clear, lively style, and is based on the widest reading of books in many languages. The English danrly of a century ago or more, has been the subject of sev eral recent plays and has also figured in many novels, but reprints of act ual memoirs about him have not been common. A work which the Delamore press promises therefore is doubly in teresting because it consists of the memory of "Buck" tVhaley. .now to be published from the original long lost manuscript. The volume has been edited by Sir Edward Sullivan. Side With Merriwether. ANNAPOLIS. Md., Nov. 17.—Mid shipman Meriwether, Jr., who is to be tried by court-martial by order of the secretary of the navy, for engaging in a fist fight with Midshipmen James R. Branch, Jr., which caused the death of Branch, was today discharged from the" naval hospital, having recovered from the blows delivered by the dead youth. Much sympathy is felt for Meri wether, who is to be tried for man slaughter. It is said by some that there had been bad feeling between the two midshipmen ever since Meri wether, who was a class lower than Branch, entered the institution, and that Branch, in discharging his duties, picked on the junior middy. NORTHERN GETTING READY PLACES CONTRACT FOR CON STRUCTION OF LARGE NUM BER OF SCOWS. Also Purchases Another Steamboat to be Used in Hauling of Mater ial and Supplies. Fifteen scows ranging from 70 feet to 124 feet in length wjl? be built at the Supple shipyards at Portland for the Northern Pacific Railway com pany. The craft will be operated on the Columbia and the Willamette carrying material for the bridges which will span the rivers. The larg est vessel is to be 124 feet long and 32 feet wide. Eight of them will be 92 feet long and 26 feet across the beam. In the outfit will be a pile driver 70 feet in length. A contract for the construction of the vessels has been closed and it calls for their completion early in February, 1905. John Kamm has sold the steamer G. W. Walker to the Northern Pacific Railway company, the consideration not being made public. The vessel will be used on the upper Columbia river while the building of the north bank road'is in progress. She will be operated altogether as a freighter, transporting material between the va rious camps. It is also probable that she will make frequent trips to Port land for freight. A number of other small vessels are being built for the use of the con tractors engaged in constructing the new railroad down the north bank of the Columbia. A small sternwheeler has just been completed for the Hover Townsite company of Hover. Washington, and will be shipped by rail to that point. Two new river steamers are also being built at the Portland shipyards and a season of unusual activity in this line is on. WHITMAN OFF FOR MOSCOW MISSIONARIES WILL MEET THE IDAHO BOYS IN CHAMPION SHIP BATTLE. epresentatives of Whitman College Given Great Ovation This Morning By the Students. A great demonstration of Whit man college spirit took place this morning when the football team left for Moscow to play tomorrow with the University of Idaho for the cham pionship of Washington. Idaho and Montana. The team left at 10:50 via. the O. R. & N. and the whole stu dent body assembled at chapel, mak ing a crowd 300 strong which gath ered on the steps of the Memorial building to bid the - boys goodbye. President Sutherland of the student body made a few remarks indicative of the confidence of the students in the success of the team. Captain Per ringer of the football team replied, saying that the members of the team were grateful for the fine; farewell and they were sure that the spirit it put in the team would make them vic torious. A large bunch of the co-eds improvised a song to the team and the boys joined in on the chorus. The college yell was given repeatedly with great spirit and a large number of the students went down to the depot with the team. ARMY MEN KNOW STORY. Retired Officers Rec?.ll Circumstances Relating to Big Inheritance. SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 17.—The story of the Ords' claim to an estate of $125,000,000 based on their descent from King George IV. of England, through his marriage to Mrs. Mary Smythe Fitzherbcrt, was army gossip 20 years ago. It is revived now by the claim of James Ord of Chicago to his share in the estate, made public as a result of discovery of papers in Lon don validating the king's marriage. "Sergeant-Major Van Goetze, Third United States infantry, told me 20 years ago the story of General Ord, a veteran of the civil war and head of a family claiming millions in Eng land," said Captain G. A. Delchementy, U. S. A., retired, today. "Von Goetze was a German count in his own right and familiar with the life history of European houses. I be lieved the story then and believed it later when I heard it again. I knew Lieutenant James G. Ord, who was killed in the battle .of San Juan Hill, and his brother, who was interpreter on General Shafter's staff during the Cuban campaign. James Ord, as lam informed, is of the same family. "Sergeant Van Goetze. who told me the story of King George's marriage to Mrs. Fitzherbert, and the fact that General Ord was his son, died at Fort Morgan, Alabama. He was then an orderly sergeant. The story is Known in the army by men old in the service." Kaiser's Portrait. PARIS. Nov. 17. —Considerable dis cussion has been aroused by the an nouncement that the kaiser's portrait will be hung for the first time In the French salon at the forthcoming spring exhibitions. M. Faix Borhardt the painter of portraits, describes It. It is to be an open air picture of the kaiser wearing his hunting uniform. He says the kaiser is an excellent mod el, posing very patiently. REAL ESTATE PICKING UP LOCAL REAL ESTATE FIRM CLOSES DEAL FOR BLOCK OF LAND. Wink Tract Has Been Cut up in Small Parcels and Will be Put on Market. The biggest real estate deal that has been made in Walla Walla for some time was consummated today when Slater & Company, rel estate agents, became the owners of block 24 of Langford's addition. The land was bought principally from Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Paine, while a num ber of scattering lots were picked up from other parties. The exact con sideration was not made public, but it is said to have been between $3000 and $4000. The land known as the Wing tract, adjoining the Bowman orchard on the west, containing about 30 acres, has been cut up into five-acre tracts and will be placed on the market in a few days by Slater & company. DEALIN6S IN BIRT Real estate transfers as filed with tiie county auditor and compiled by the Walla Walla Abstract company, basement Baker-Boyer National bank building. Helen E. Perley to Arthur W. Per ley, quit claim deed, tract in NE% of Sec. 28, T. 7. R. 36, $1. Elizabeth E. Stafford to Oliver C. Gallaher and wife, deed, tract in NE% of SW% of Sec. 28. T. 7, R. 36. $25». Richard E. Stafford et a!, to Oliver C. Gallaher et aL, quit claim deed, tract in NE% of NW% of Sec. 28, T. 7, R. 36. $1. William C. McAllister and wife to Ernestine Land, deed, east 95 feet of lot 7, block "A," South Park addi tion to Walla Walla, $125. United States to John L. Bass, patent, NE% of NE% and S% of NEy 4 of Sec. 2, T. 8. R. 35. Viretta Bryant to J. W. Splatter, agreement for deed, lot 21. block 1, Bryant's addition to Walla Walla, $1900. Finds Easy Victims. HELENA, Mont., Nov. 17.—Repre senting himself as the personal agent of the Rothschilds, and through hav ing married the widow of a wealthy former president of Argentina, with money in any amount for investment in mines, J. P. Walker is charged with having ingratiated himself into the good graces of operatives near Boul der, and under pretense of making thorough tests, by taking carload ship ments to the smelter, as well as su perintending operations at the mines, secured the proceeds and then disap peared, carrying the watch of a mine ovvne?. He has been arrested at Milford, Utah, and Governor Toole has issued requisition papers on the governor of that state for his return. An ofnieer has gone to bring him back. The specific charge is the theft of the watch, but it is understood he will be prosecuted on other charges. Censorship Plan Stage. LIVERPOOL, Nov. 17.—At a meet ing of the Liverpool city justices Sam uel Smith. M. P., proposed a resolu tion "that managers of theaters and music halls be advised to abstain from allowing representations inju- j rious to public morals, and that they be asked to discourage the display of j posters and notices tending to the j same ends." The resolution was rejected, the opinion being that it cast unwarranted reflection upon Liverpool theatres and music halls. It was resolved, however, to send a copy of the resolutions to licensees and to express the hope that managers would loyally observe the rules which stipulate that 'nothing shall be acted, represented, recited or sung which is profane, licentious or in decent." \HBRB — TO STAY : A Sqimare Deal ♦ The Popular Priced Jeweler i CORNER MAIN AND FOURTH STREETS CORRECT SHOE STYLES Every woman enjoys good good looking shoes and desires to be in fashion. Our shoes are distinguished for their styl e and elegance, as well as for their comfort. Every type of foot can be perfectly fitted here. We've shoes for every us e and every taste—light and dainty strong and staunch, for House Dress, Street or Storm. N. SEIL 2© WKIN STREET Cigars oet the Pipes HAB,T Tobacco ~ ~ „ Smote'. UPTONS Sundries Second and Alder . Streets Clise Optical Co., Refraction ists and Lens grinders; 30 years practice fitting glasses. We use the latest instruments for examining the interior of the eye, and grind our own lenses to fit each case. Parties whose work prevents them from calling during the day may have their eyes ex amined evenings, as our dark room equipped with Electricity is the same, day or night. Remember the place, New Tas rhi Bldg.. No. 9 4th. Phone 392. FREE COOKING! SCHOOL j FREE LECTURES♦ ON a COOKING ♦ And Practical Demonstration of J the Various Uses for Cul- * inary Purposes of the » CHOCOLATE and COCOA j Manufactured By * WALTER BAKER & CO., LTD. ♦ Dorchester, Mass. (Established a 1780.) A Will be Given By j Miss Elizabeth K. Burr ♦ (Domestic Science Department, » Boston Y. W. C. A.) a At The a UNION HALL } Main Street ▲ Walla Walla, Washington a (Over the Walla Walla Cloak f and Suit House.) . TO-DAY j and Every Day this Week ♦ At ! 10:30 O'clock in the Morning Y And ♦ 2:30 O'clock in the Afternoon, A Samples of Miss Burr's prep- f arations, such as Cakes, Pud- f dings, Meringues, Fudge, Son- f les, Ice Cream, Bavarian Creams, f etc., will be served at eachlec- I ture and she will be pleased to I answer all inquiries regarding f the same. A different m«W I will be prepared and served at each lecture. A A Speciel free Lecture for} Children t WiH be given on Saturday I morning, November 18, at 1 o'clock sharp, when every chi d f will be presented with a al " ▼ ter Baker souvenir. I Sample cakes of the Walter f Baker Premium No. 1 Choco- A late, the Vanila Sweet Chocolate a and little sample cans of the a Breakfast Cocoa; also a I loo * a of "Choice Chocolate Recipes will be presented to all per* * sons attending these lectures 1 and all who are' interested - J scientific cooking should ■ 1 fail to attend as they are J FREE TO ALL. '