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BLOCKS NATCHEZ ROUTE NORTHERN PACIFIC GETS AHEAD OF THE MILWAUKEE LINE. Latter Road Will Have to Use Sno qualamie Pass to Get Over the Cascades. Northern Pacific engineers laying out and building the Yakima & Valley railroad have practically blocked the Milwaukee out of Natchez Pass and forced the selection of the Snoqualmie gateway to the Sound. Coast officials of the new transcontinental line are making all their preparations fo r the use of Snoqualmie Pass and only a showing of impossibility in grades or sum.- new advantage in Natchez Pass will change the present plan, says the Seattle Times. As Milwaukee officials have now marked out the route for that line across this state, the road will connect either inside or just outside the city limits with the Columbia & Puget Sound, following that road up through the Cedar River valley and across to Rattlesnake Prairie. Up to that point the company will gain a maximum grade of S-10 of one per cent. A three-mile tunnel, beginning on tic east side somewhere near the head of Lake Kichelos, will ultimately 1: driven to give the Milwaukee a maxi mum grade of but little more than 1 per cent on the west side of the Cas cade. The east side approach can be made on a one-half of 1 per cent grade. ( m the west side a detour north of the mouth o the tunnel will have to be made for several miles to avoid heavy rock work and a steep grade. The Snoqualmie Pass route possesses an immediate advantage that is no* enjoyed elsewhere. The line can be built through the mountains at thv point without a switchback and gain, a maximum grade of 3 per cent. By the time the Milwaukee's line is complete. 1 to the coast the tunnel through the Cascades w ill be ready for use. Will Touch Ellensburg. East of the pass the road will pass around the head of Lake Kichelos, fol lowing pretty closely the present state wagon road for a part of the distance. The line will touch Ellensburg and then be laid out in almost a straight line to Palouse. From that point it w ill be built eastward into t-ie Clear water country and up the Clearwater to Lolo Pass. The entrance into Butte will be effected In this manner. From the time the Milwaukee reaches Renton until it leaves the Roslyn belt the road will be running through a rich coal belt. There is a small bit of country about the pass Rest the Stomach Nothing will cure indigestion that doesn't digest the food, itself, arid give the stomach a perfect rest. You can't reasonably expect that any weak stomach will regain its strength and get well when it is compelled to do the full work that a sound stomach should do. You wouldn't expect a sick horse to get well when it was compelled to do a full day's work every day of the week. Your stomach must have rest. But it isn't necessary to starvs yourself in order to rest your stomach. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is a perfect digestant. It will digest all of the food you eat regardless of the condition of your stomach. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure For Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Sour Stomach, Flatulence, Headache, Water Brash, Belching of Gas. Nausea, Gastritis, Heartburn and all troubles arising from indigestion and non-as similation of the food. I had dyspepsia in its worst form; was reduced in weight to 118 pounds. After uswig two and one-half bottles of Kodol. I was completely cured and restored to my usual weight of 145 pounds. J. LUI HER JOHNSON. Cleburn. Tex. KODOL DIGESTS WHAT YOU EAT P.epared at therab-l Makes tho llollarhuttle hold. 2*l oratory of e t . . t.mes as much as the & Co. Chicago, MJI s»tom»ch Sweet | trial or sccent size. Sold by L. L. TALLMAN "The 1906 Kodol Almanac and 200 Year Calendar will be sent free on receipt of two cents postage by addressing E. C. DeWitt & Co., Chicago." that so far as investigations have shown has no coal, but the extent of the coal deposits both in western and eastern districts through which the line will pass is enormous. This is a feature of the route that ha? been well understood by Milwaukee engi neers and western officials ever since the line was projected. Snoqualmie Pass is 3.100 feet in height, but a tunnel can be driven which will make the maximum climb of the line about 2,400 feet. So far in vestigations show the tunnel proposi tion is entirely feasible and compara tively easy It was stated several days ago that the Milwaukee was contemplating a trackage agreement with the Pacific Coast company whereby the new line would be allowed to use the tracks of the Columbia & Puget Sound from Se attle to Maple Valley. This arrangement will be necessary to immediate and early construction work. Just how long this arrangement would last is a matter of doubt. It will require about four years' time to com plete the Coast extension of the Mil waukee and a trackage agreement with the Columbia & Puget Sound would answer during that period. By double tracking a permanent arrangement for joint use of the tracks could be effected. May Secure a Lease. Rut whatever is done in that direc tion w ill be in the nature of a trackage lease to the Milwaukee with the Paci fic Coast Company retaining absolute control of its rail system. Columbia & Puget Sound business is not so ex tensive that such an arrangement would interfere with the operation of its trains and there are mutual ad vantages that appeal to officials of both corporations. The only thing that prevents an im mediate announcement of the selection of the Snoqualmie Pass route by the Milwaukee is the uncertainty about possible grades that only a final and definite survey can establish. Natchez Pass is 4900 feet in height, but it Is believed a three-mile tunnel would make the maximum height reached by a road 2600 feet. This involves a three mile tunnel and the grades on each side of the mountain would be as low or lower than the Snoqualmie Pass route. On this side of the mountain the road would descend the Green river and strike Enumclaw, then probably cut ting across to the Cedar River valley. On the east side of the mountains a fight with the Northern Pacific for right of way would follow and the Northern Pacific is already on the ground. Preparations for adopting the Sno qualmie route are the strongest indi cation that this line instead of the Natchez route will be adopted. The best recommendation I can give Cleveland's Baking Powder is that I use it in preference to all others.— Mrs. A. Nelson, Walla Walla. Subseribe for The Statesman. HAZING OF A HOUSE KID John Sharp Williams of Yazoo Tells How He Fared. PLIGHT 01A BUDDING STATESMAN Semorrallc Leader of the Hoose Re call* His First Point of Order and Relate* How David Culberson En joyed It Until Davenport Carica tured Hlui—"You're Done Initiated," Said Culberson. These art the reminiscences of John Sharp William*, Democratic lead er of the house of representatives, saya a Washington special dispatch to the New York Times. They were evoked recently by some comments in Mr. Wil liams' hearing on the harrowing affair on the opening day of the session, when young Charles S. Wharton of Chicago sought from Mr. Williams information concerning what he meant by the tertn "the kids of the house," which was ap plied by Mr. Williams to the first term ers in congress. It came about during some criticism which the brilliant Mis slssippian was indulging in at the ex pense of the rules. "Now, that boy's all right," began Mr. Williams. "He's got a good face, and I believe he's got good stuff in him. He isn't half so much of a kid as 1 was when I first came to congress. At that time I had not arrived at any accurate measurements of my own pro portions and those of the universe in general. When I got off the train I was a little disappointed, because I had half expected that the president would order out the Marine band to meet me at the station. "After I had been here (Washington) a day or two and had got a little better adjusted, so that I could walk up to the capitol without tripping over it, I was glad I had brought along a letter of introduction to old Dave Culberson. I went to old Dave, showed him the let ter and let him know that he was to be my guide, philosopher and friend. I re called afterward that old Dave only grunted, but at the time that made no impression on my mind. "And I used to go to old Dave and seek his advice quite freely. I used to get him to take me around among the parliamentary pitfalls. Afterward I re called that he didn't do it much, but I didu't notice that at the time. "Of course as a new member I was on the alert to watch all kinds of legis lation for a chance to distinguish my self. After a few days the time came. There was a bill up which appropriated $250 for some purpose or other, and, lis tening attentively, I perceived that its passage threatened the very founda tions of the republic. I went over to old Dave and said: " 'Mr. Culberson, this is a bad bill. It ought to be beaten.' " "Yes, I guess that's so, John,' he said. " 'Well, can't we beat it then?' I per sisted. " 'Well, you see, John, these things are very difficult. It doesn't Beem to me very easy to beat.' " 'Well, Mr. Culberson, wasn't it re ported from' some committee?' " 'Yes, John, I reckon it must have been. These things generally are.* " 'Do you know who was on that committee, Mr. Culberson?' " 'Yes, John. If I remember rightly, I was on that committee.' " 'Couldn't you have beaten It there, Mr. Culberson?' " 'Well, John, I would have found it very difficult.' " 'Is there any way we can beat it now, Mr. Culberson?' " 'Oh, yes, John. It can be beaten by a point of order.' "That was enough for the budding statesman of Yazoo City. I leaped into that aisle, raised my finger with a ter rible gesture and shouted, 'A point of order, Mr. Speaker.' "The proceedings came to an imme diate halt. It hadn't occurred to any body that any point of order would lie against the bill, and they all looked at me with the most intense interest. The chairman, as surprised as the rest, called on me to state my point of order. "Then it occurred to uie that I didn't know what my point of order was, and I turned around to ask my mentor, my guide, my philosopher, my friend. He wasn't in his seat. With a sinking heart I looked down the aisle and saw his shaking shoulders as he hobbled in to the cloakroom. "If I hadn't had a sense of humor I would have been left up In the air in the most ridiculous position ever seen in the house. As it was, the position was ridiculous enough. I had enough sense of humor to see how I had been done, and, turning around, I said: " 'Mr. Speaker, on further reflection I will withdraw my point of order.' "After that I gradually became ac climated and shrunk in size as the capitol grew larger and larger. To old Dave, however, I was still the man who had made the point of order. Then one week there came into town an artist named Homer Davenport, who used to seduce statesmen into posing for him and then produce the most ungodly caricatures of them in his pa per. "After he had been here two or three days he had spread such a panic that Bo statesman could be induced to go anywhere near him. He got Walthall, the most dignified man in the senate* and drew a most infamous likeness of him driving a hog. If Walthall had seen him in the next five days murder would have been done. "Finding statesmen thus skittish, this man Davenport resorted to stratagem. He went to Culberson and said he wanted a likeness of me. Old Dare (ell into it with spirit "I'll engage him In conversation,' THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. THE PIANO CORNER. tent Arrangement For Giving an Ar tistic Touch to the Room. For giving style to the room which must serve as living room and recep tion room at the same time there is no one note so effective as the proper fit ting up and placing of the piano. Where room will admit it should be drawn across a corner, and the first essentials for this arrangement are the drapery end the planning of lighting facilities back of It. The light Is most easily and simply managed by attaching a small cande labrum of two or three candles to the front of the piano itself, putting it In at the low point at the left, where the light falls upon the music. With elec tric lights this can be easily managed, or without it candles will well repay for the trouble in later convenience and artistic effect. To the fastidious taste the little metal touch given by candelabra is empha sized in a way worth while by the ad dition of hanging handles in the same design and material. These are put on at each end of the instrument and have their reason of existence in the saving of finger marks with every change of position. , The drapery is managed with two materials—a soft silk, which is gath ered over the back, or, rather, the front, surface, and heavy embroidered strips, which are used as a narrow frieze across the top, and a correspond ing band across the bottom. These hold the drapery silk in place, and if the piano is to be perfectly ca parisoned there should be designed at the same time another broad strip, which is lined, folded over envelope fashion and laced together into a mu sic cover for permanent use on the rest. There are all sorts of latitude in the choice of decoration. The least elab orate plan is to choose linen, having it stamped in a design that would lend itself to the ordinary long and short and couching stitches, which can be carried out in heavy rope silks.—Bos ton Traveler. PRETTY PARTY BAG. One That Is Capaciona and Stylish a* the Same Time. A pretty bag for theater or party use Is a desirable possession. The il lustration shows a design which makes a bag capacious enough to hold a small wrap in addition to other parapher nalia. The materials required are two six inch embroidery rings, three-quar ters of a yard of heavy brocaded silk that which has wide velvet stripes running lengthwise is most effective- THEATER OR PARTY BAG. narrow satin ribbon to wind the han dles and make rosettes more or less full, as desired. Hem the straight ends of the silk over the rings, holding the outside of the ring and the wrong side of the silk toward you. Gather as you proceed, compressing each hem into a little less than half the circumference of a ring. Wind the remainder of the rings with ribbon. Attach rosettes to handles and also at the two points where all but ten inches of each sel vage is gathered closely together to form the ends of the bag. This leaves ends open five inches. The bag is pret ty, yet very inexpensive, if made of richly colored Japanese cotton crape.— Good Housekeeping. A Rockine Chair In a Sickroom. The rocking chair is one of the most pernicious sources for harm to the pa tient that can be imagined, and many a weak or nervous person has been driven to the verge of collapse through Its presence in the room and the thoughtless use that has been made of it. The one place near the house, says Vogue, where it may be said to have any legitimate right is on the piazza, and then only if all the other chairs are of the same persuasion. But to lie in bed or to sit up in a chair, weak and ready to faint with the exertion, and then to have nurse or relative occupy a rocking chair near one and rock, rock, rock in ceaseless restlessness, is said to feel one's senses leaving one in a desperate faint or in a bewildering fear of approaching Insanity. This, how ever, is something rarely understood or even known by the majority of nurses, whose one idea of resting is to adopt this form of restlessness. The Japanese Woman. One exemplary trait in a Japanese woman is her love of neatness, a trait which her American neighbors might sometimes take pattern from. A Jap anese will wear a robe that her ances tors for ages back have worn, but it looks as fresh and charming today as though just purchased. Nor does a Japanese woman often grow stout. She has sufficient strength of mind to forego sweets and rich foods. Her daily hot plunge Is never omitted, and the daily hour spent at her toilet is the most Important part of her day. Her coiffure Is so fearfully and won derfully constructed that it Is not sur prising that it Is built to remain for days at a time. The smooth, perfumed masses rolled back from the low fore head form a fitting contrast to the quaint little painted face and extreme ly white teeth of the Japanese belle. Skiles Dry Goods Co. Second Street between Main and Alder. Our first Great Annual Clearance Sale ends January 23, and we must make a clean sweep of every dollar's worth of merchandise which will not be actually neeaea for the opening of the Spring Season. We do not propose to have < l J^ raent this season's styles in stock when we announce onr Spring showing a little latei on No Regards for Orlsinal Oo«t or Value 69c Ladies' Waists, worth to $2.25 Dress Skirts One Half Price. $9-95 Ladies' Long Coat Suits, the 08c. Ladies' underwear, worth $1.50 latest, worth $25-00 2Qc pair Ladies' fleeced lined hose, $6.45 Ladies' Long Coat Suit, was worth. 25c 3oc. and 35c. pair. $15 00 ah Remnants at Half Price. $9.95 Ladies' Black Coat. Astrican pg Ci Dress Goods, worth $1.50 Collar, good value at.. .$25,00 , m „ %lm Children's Coats Below Cost. 36 _ inches wide , Black Taffeta. Blankets Way Down. worth $L 65 A BIT OF WHITMAN. ' Ilia Debt to Scott and an Estimate of Cooper. How much I am indebted to Scott no one can tell—l couldn't tell It my self—but it has permeated me through and through. If you could reduce the "Leaves" to their elements, you would see Scott unmistakably active at the roots. I remember the "Tales of My Landlord," "Ivanhoe," "The Fortunes of Nigel"—yes, and "Kenilworth"—its great pageantry; then there's "The Heart of Midlothian," which I have read a dozen times and mare. I might say just about the same thing about Cooper too. He has written books which will survive into the far thest future. Try to think of literature, of the world, of boys, today, without "Natty Bumppo," "The Spy," "The Red Rover"—oh, "The Red Rover!" It used to stir me up clarionlike. I read it many times. Is all this old fashioned? I am not sworn to the old things, not at all—that is, not to old things at the expense of new, but some of the oldest things are the newest. I should not refuse to see and welcome any one who came to violate the precedents—on the contrary, I am looking about for just such men, but a lot of the fresh things are not new; they are only repetitions, after all. They do not seem to take life forward, but to take it back. I look for the things that take life forward—the new things, the old things that take life forward. Scott, Cooper, such men, always, perpetually, as a matter of course, always take life for ward, take each new generation for ward.—From Horace Traubel's "With Walt Whitman In Camden" In Cen tury. AN ANNUAL HONEYMOON. The Kind of Vacation a Man and His Wife Should Take. The man came back from his vaca tion with shining eyes and a tendency to laugh at the least provocation. He said he had had a good time. He said he and his wife had just been loafing about from place t6 place. He said he hadn't bothered to think about his work and his wife hadn't bothered to think about housekeeping. The mai\ fins been married a good many years. His eyes fiaven't shone like that for a long time. He didn't laugh so much before he went away. He seemed to be better acquainted with his wife than was noticeable be fore. The chances are he has been dis covering her all over again in these weeks of leisure from hard work. And it's done him good. That is one of the reasons of a vaca tion, and that is why a man and his wife should go away together. In the burly burly of the everyday routine we sometimes lose sight of the finest things in life. We work in order that we may have the companionship oi those we love best, and then we loss ourselves in the work itself, and so miss the very joys our labor was in tended to purchase. It Is a good tiling to run away from the work once in awhile and remembel what we are working for anyway. That is what the man had been do ing, and that is why he got the good out of his vacation.—Philadelphia Bul letin. Wesley's Mother. The mother of John and Charles Wes ley, the founders of Methodism, was one of the most remarkable character* of her own or any other age. From tender years the principles of religion and practical piety were instilled by her In the minds of her children. She dally took them into a private room and prayed with each, and so Imbued their minds with the spirit of religion that the Methodist movement was real ly born In her home. Real Pleasure. Jack—l suppose there is nothing that pleases a woman more than the devot ed attention of the man of her choice? Bess—Except, perhaps, the devoted at tention of the man of some other girl's choice.—Exchange. But Olson's restaurant leads. Subscribe for the Evening States man. A Powerful Blood Builder A Wonderful Flesh Forming Food and Restorative to the Nerves, Because it is Composed of Iron, Salts and Phosphates, that make Blood and Nerve Force. By replacing the worn-out system with the same essentials of life that have been lost, it creates healthy flesh, muscle and strength, *' not fat." It increases the action of the heart and the circulation of the blood, brings back the bloom of youth to the pale and sallow, and gives vigor and vitality to the weak and emaciated. 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Lord Southey once \ji a lit of disgust with life had a magnificent guillotine erected in the drawing room of his magnificently appointed house in the Rue de Luxembourg, at Paris. The machine was an elaborate affair, with ebony uprights inlaid with gold and silver. The framework was carved with great artistic skill, and the knife, of immense weight and falling at the touch of a spring, was of ornamental steel, polished and as sharp as a razor. The spring which liberated the knife was placed within easy reach of any one kneeling upon the scaffold. In fact, every detail was arranged with a view to the convenience of the would be suicide. The day that the engine of death was entirely finished Lord Southey completed his testamentary dispositions, shaved, had his hair cut aud, clothed in a robe of white silk, knelt upon the platform under the knife. The guillotine was placed before a large mirror, wherein the person com mitting suicide could see his own Im age until the last. Murmuring a short prayer, Lord Southey placed his head in the semicircle and pressed the spring. The next morning he was found calmly sleeping in his bed. The spring had failed to work, and after seyeral fruitless efforts Lord Southey was com pelled to relinquish his attempt upon his life. Thoroughly cured of his spleen, he presented the guillotine to the Glas gow museum, whence he made an an nual pilgrimage to see It until the end of his life. In the Da.yn Before Sugar. Once upon a time, when there was no such thing as sugar—lovers of lollipops, only think of It—bees were of much greater value than they are now, for honey was then the chief If not the only sweetener, and wax was largely used In the making of very tine can dles for altars and royal banquets Some of the laws of old Ireland so green and of little Wales dealt with the subject of bees, which shows how Important as well as lndU3trious were these busy Insects. Every owner of bees was required to distribute some of his honey among his neighbors every third year. Why? Because his bees had gathered their honey from the opening flowers on his neighbor's lands. There was a nice sense of jus tice for you! And some there are thftt would like to see it applied all round, even in the present day. Highest excellence m string Instru ments. Washburn, Regal, Stuart, at Stanley's, 23 Main St. Phone 255. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1906. Estray Sale. Notice is hereby given that M. M. Williams on the 30th day of December 1905, took up and now keeps at the farm of M, M. Williams, near Lowden. Walla Walla county. Wash., the follow ing est ray sorrel horse. Number of animals, one; age, un known; color, sorrel; brands. SS on left shoulder, n 0 ea? marks, other identi fication marks—left front foot white, Uaxen mane and tail, and star in fore head. Said estrays will be sold to the high st bidder for cash at the place kept, is above specified, on Wednesday, the . b day of February, 1906, at the hour "f 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said lay, unless the owner then of, or his l< sal representative shall appear prior 'o that time, and make out his title 'id pay all charges against said es tray. Date of first publication of this no tice January 20, 1906. W. J. HOXEYCUTT, Auditor of Walla Walla County. By T. ML McKIXNEY, Deputy Estray Sale. Notice is hereby given, that F. O. Cox, on the 28th day of December, 1906, took up and now keeps at residence of F. o. Cox, in Waltsburg, Walla Walla county. Wash., the following es. tray red steer. Number of animals, 1; age, one year; color, red; no visible brand, swallow fork in end of each ear, steer. Said estray will be sold to the high est bidder for cash at the place kept, as above specified, on Tuesday, the 6th day of February, 1906, at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, unless the owner thereof, or his legal representative, shall appear prior to that time, and make out his title and Pay all charges against said estray. Date of first publication of this no tice, January 20, 1906. ( W. J. HONEYCUTT, Auditor of Walla Walla County. By T. M. McKlnney, Deputy. A GUARANTEED CURE FOR PILES Itching, Blind. Bleeding, Protruding Piles. Druggists are authorized to re. fund money if PAZO OINMEXT fails to cure in 6 to 14 days. 50c.