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ARE CELEBRATING EVENT Russians Remember the Lucky Es cape of Czar Last year. THEY HOLD THANKSGIVING SERVICES This Year Ceremony of Blessing the Waters of Neva Were Not Very Elaborate. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 19. —The miraculous escape from assassination of the czar and the other members of the royal family on the nineteenth day of January of last year was celebrated here today by impressive thanksgiving services in all the churches. This be ing the day of Kpiphany, when, ac cording to an ancient custom the czar being the head of the Greek church of Russia, blessed the waters of the Neva, the \\h.>!,. city was in holiday attire. The blessing of the Neva is one of the greatest and most popular celebrations of Russia and usually attracts many thousands of people from all parts of the country. This year the ceremony was not as elaborate as in former, years and greater precautions were, taken to prevent a repetition of the at tempt upon the life of the czar, which marred the festivities last year. The ceremony of blessing the waters of the river had just ended, about one o'clock In the afternoon of January 19, 1906, and the czar still stood in the linle chape] built out over the frozen Neva, in front of the winter palace, surrounded by members of the diplo matic corps and high dignitaries of the state, when the salute from the bat ti ries on the big square in front of the Bourse was fired. A perfect hail of shot, as hie: as pigeon eggs, struck the i Impel and the walls and windows of the winter palace beyond the chapel, narrowly missing the czar and the members of the imperial family, who Dr PRICES H am ßakinglWder PURE-WHOLESOME-RELIABLE THE PRECISE COMPOSITION IN WHICH IT IS USED IN DR. PRICE'S BAKING POWDER. 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The gun had been carefully trained on the chapel, which stood in a lin e with the palace and it was considered a miracle that neither the czar nor any member of bis family was killed or injured. Many windows of the palace were shattered by the grape shot, but not a single per son was injured. The police arrested the officers and men attending the bat tery and the latter were afterwards courtmartialed. It was never ascer tained whether the firing of the grape shot was an accident or intentional. The theory was advanced, that the gun had been held in readiness for an at tack by the mob of strikers and had been loaded with grapeshot and that it had been neglected to remove the grape shell and substitute a blank cartridge, when the time came to fire the salute. Athena Bank Elects Officers. ATHENA, Jan. 19— The following officers have been elected for the First National bank of Athena for the ensu- ing year: President H. C. Adams; vice president, T. J. Kirk, cashier; F. S. LeGrow; assistant cashier, I. M. Kemp. Directors, D. H. Preston, P. E. Colbern, H. C. Adams. T. J. Kirk and F. S. LeGrow The bank is in a very prosperous condition, having $75,000 in the surplus fund. Evangelist Burton of Des Moines lowa, has arrived in the city and is conducting a series of revival meet ings at the Christian church. Little Wood is Being Cut. PENDLETON", Jan. 19.—P. E. John son of Huron, a well known wood dealer, was in the city today on a trading trip, and says that little is do ing in that vicinity in the wood busi ness th's winter. The timber has been very thoroughly culled out. and Klon dike Ppur, where formerly *a large wood camp was maintained, is wholly abandoned. It is estimated that about 60.000 cords of wood were shipped out of the Klondike Spur while it was 'in opera tion. The railroad company has torn out the track at the spur and the camp is deserted. PRISON PLANS MEET FAVOR New Penitentiary Talk Causes Comment in State. RUMORED IT BE LOCATED AT AUBURN Governor Mead Claims the Institution Will Pay for Itself Within Three Years. Governor Mead's plan of building a new penitentiary in western Washing ton has caused some comment through out the state. Whether or not the gov. ernor has worked out the details of the scheme is not known, but it is rumored 'hat Auburn will probably be the lo cation of the new prison, is the report that comes from Tacoma. Any addi tional state institution will naturally drift to King county, and Auburn is as good a place as any in that county. It is a railroad junction now and will probably be a more important one with the building of the Milwaukee. Governor Mead says the cost of building the prison will be made up by the saving in the railway fare of con victs sent now to Walla Walla. He says the penitentiary will pay for it self within three years. Opinions seem to differ on this point. Contractors say it will cost at least $100,000 to build the prison. The last legislature appropriated $25,000 for "transportation of convicts" for the two-year period between ses sions. Of this it is estimated that at least $3,000 will be used in eastern Washington cases. If this figure is correct it costs about $11,000 a year to send prisoners from the west side to Walla Walla. De ducting an amount, approximately for transportation to a prison built at Au burn or at any other west side poln-:, the governor's plan will save the state about S9.snn a year. There would, of THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. course, be an increase in the state's pay rolls, and maintenance, too, must be provided for. At this rate, more than 10 years will be needed to save in transportation the original cost of the new penitentiary. Legislators Favor It. Members of the last legislature seem inclined, though, to view a west side prison plan with favor. But they do not place their opinions on a basis of saving. They say the best reason for such a prison is the crowded condition of the Walla Walla pententiary. The number of convicts there is now nearly 800. It is said that 1.000 would be the extreme limit of safety. These legisla tors think another prison will very soon be an absolute necessity. IMPORT HODCARRIER AS PRINTER Taken to Good Hotel, Entertained by the New York Typothetae. NEW YORK, Jan. 19—Through be ing taken for a printer and neglecting to undeceive the agent of the Un'ted Typothetae, Samuel Gordon, a hod carrier from Chicago, has had the time of his life. Gordon said today that the agents of the typothetae in Chicago three weeks ago got it into their heads that he was a striking printer out of work, and persistently urged him to come to this city to get a good job with good pay as a strikebreaker. It took him some time to realize that he had unex pectedly run up against a "good thing," and then he consented to the agree ment. Gordon says he was installed in a first-class hotel, supplied with expen sive meals and given full pay for his time and carte blanche at the hotel bar. With a batch of tramp printers Gor don today reached this city and then he had to give up his "good job." TRAIN WRECKED IN COLORADO. Twelve Persons Injured, but None Fatally Hurt. DENVER, Col., Jan. 19.—Heavy snow in the mountains west of Denver caused an accident on the South Ar kansas branch of Colorado & South ern railroad, yesterday, in which twelve persons were injured, none fatally. The train from Leadville for Denver was struck by a snowslide at Uneeva lake. Four coaches toppled over and were almost completely buried under the snow. BILLIARD EXHIBITION. At Lutcher Bros.' Biliard Parlors Friday evening-, January 19. Public cordially invited. SCHEME ADVERTISING. Newspaper advertising' is le gitimate advertising. It is that at all times. A bona-fide news paper reaches the homes of the people and few members of the family fail to look over its con tents. The advertisements in a good home paper will be read; are sure to produce business for the advertisers. But it is often the case that many local advertisers fail in their loyalty to the local press; overlook the fact that news papers are deserving institu tions the kind of institutions that local merchants should pat ronize everything being equal. Here's the idea in a nutshell. The two local dailies in Walla Walla will be published this month at a loss on account of the general quietness in busi ness. As a rule Walla Walla merchants do very little adver tising in January and February. "Whether they are wise or not in adopting such a course, is not the question to be discussed here, but the fact remains that the merchants do adopt such a course. But while they do not advertise in the newspapers at this period they do not fail to fall easy victims to the adver tising schemers. Any old month in the year looks good to the schemer—especially in Walla Walla. For instance a subtle stranger has been working on the old souvenir booklet adver tising scheme in the city for the past ten days and has met with the greatest success, having se cured for his booklet not less than $500.00 worth of business from the intelligent local ad vertisers. The local papers, home institutions that maintain substantial payrolls, would have appreciated this business and it is dollars to doughnuts that they would have given the ad vertisers more value for their money than the subtle stranger with his little souvenir booklet. But such are the conditions that the local publishers have to con tend with in this city. And still, many local business men ask why we do not have better pa pers in Walla Walla! The Hatch Will [Original.] Old man Hatch had lived his life as a woman hater, and now that he wna about to die he had no chick or child to whom to leave the estate that hail been in the family for many years. The only available relative was his nephew, Raymond Hatch, who inherit ed his uncle's dislike for women and who at his own death would not be likely to leave an heir. Against this the old mau undertook to provide. He left the estate to Raymond on condi tion that he marry within one year after coming into possession. Six days after making the will the testator died. Raymond on hearing the will read was delighted till he came to the clause requiring his marriage; then his eoun- J tenance fell. Like most women haters, within the depths of his heart he had the image of an ideal woman whom he never expected to tind. However, since there was now the spur of a fortune to drive him on, he started out in a hunt for a girl whom he could love. Since Raymond was a fine fellow with a fortune he found plenty to choose from. Girls were thrown at him like hail- < stones. There were pushing girls, mod est girls, bad girls, good girls—indeed, girls of all kinds. Now, the chances are that when a woman hater falls in love it will be with some helter skelter girl instead of a steady, reliable woman who cats be surely counted on to make a good wife. So it was with Raymond Hatch. He fell before the charms of Grac< Maryott, as graceless a flirt as ever an gled for man. If there was a serious thought in her head it did not appear. There was no prank of which she was not capable. With it all was a certain indescribable witchery that fascinated men where sterling qualities woukl have had no effect. Such girls some times when they find themselves con fronted with the serious problems of wife and mother make very good wives, but they are uncertain. Raymond would have liked to keen the secret of his inheritance, but eligi ble young men with fortunes cannot bide them, and Raymond's fortune was a widely known fact. Miss Maryott knew all about it, but had the effront ery to pretend that she supposed him to be a poor man, while Raymond had the stupidity to believe her. Raymond did not meet the girl till within two months of the time of expiration of the j year fixed by the will for matrimony, but during these two months a great deal was accomplished. The truth is j Miss Maryott left Mr. Hatch very little to do in the matter. These flirts know men better than the steady, modest women do, and are aware that a man does not object to being courted by a woman for whom he does not have positive dislike. Besides, flirts have a way of backing and filling that is puz zling. Miss Maryott blew hot and cold until she got Hatch in a fever of un certainty. On several occasions when she was blowing hot he tried to get In j a proposal, but she always contrived j to head him off. One week before he must marry or lose his inheritance he ' was still uncertain of his fate. At this time Miss Maryott suddenly became apparently very pliable. Hatch had been reproving her for trifling with him, and she appeared so con trite that, taking advantage of the op portunity, he blurted out his proposal. To his astonishment she refused him. It seemed to him that the bottom had droped out of the universe. But when it came to the reason for j her unexpected action the girl unblush iugly told him that it would be unwise for two people to marry both being unendowed with worldly goods. Hope sprang back into the lover's breast, and he told her of his uncle'i will and its important condition. Then came the most surprising blow of all. Miss Maryott looked at him with well affected surprise and coolly i asked him if he considered her one to marry for money. He pointed out the want of logic in such a conclusion, but with no effect. The girl told him that he must look elsewhere for some one to help him secure his fortune. Her heart was too sacred to be used in any such mercenary manner, whereupon Hatch declared that his fortune might go to charity or the dogs for all he i cared and left her. At the last moment the heir prospec- ! tlve was approached by Miss Wyman, a friend of Miss Maryotfs, who argued with him the folly of letting a fortune i go that might as well be secured. She advised Hatch to comply with the pro-1 vision of the will by marrying some aid woman who had not long to live, j Hatch was desperate and did not care : what he did. Miss Wyman agreed to ntroduce him to a woman of eighty j who could not possibly live a week, j Hatch consented, and arrangements ■ ivere made accordingly. It was not till 10 o'clock of the day ! he limit of time fixed by the will ex )lred that Miss Wyman kept her prom se and introduced Hatch into a room vhere on a lounge, propped up by pil ows, an old wouan, wrinkled, hollow heeked, snaggle toothed, was waiting o receive him. A clergyman had been ummoned, and there was nothing to o except for Hatch to sign a paper greeing to pay to a relative of the dy ag woman a sum of money in com- I ensatlon for her accommodation. The aper was signed, and the marriage eremony was performed. Hatch was bout to withdraw when Miss Wyman uggested that he remain for the wed in'g breakfast. He recoiled with hor >r, but the lady led him into another >om, where she kept him waiting for few minutes, when folding doors pened, and there, beside a well laden ible, stood his bride, the merry, be •itching Miss Maryott Mrs. Hatch astonished the world by laking a most estimable wife. A. AUSTIN KINGSLKY. Little Clean-Up Sale at The Chicago Store After stocktaking we find we have a good many Odds and Ends, Remnants, Etc., in our various departments. We believe they are worth more to you than they are to us at this time so— Go They Must at Any Old Price AH Ladies' Tailor Suits going at hair price and Children's Jackets " " Furs - " " " " Sweaters - - " " " " Knit Goods - " " " " Skirts - - " " " " Wool Waists - " " 250 Remnants going at - " " —— Extra Specials 25 Ladies' wool waists, worth up to $3.00 going at 59c. 50 Lad ies' white lawn waists, worth up to $3.00 going at 59c. 50 pieces wool dress goods, worth $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00 going at 85c. 1 5 per cent off on all Muslin Underwear. St Spot Cost All Dressing Saques at Spot Cost. All Bath Robes at Spot Cost. All Ladies' and Children's Wool Under wear at Spot Cost. Milinery Sensation 100 Ladies'walking hats, worth $1.50 to $4.00 going at 29c. 1 5 Ladies' pattern hats, worth $9.00 to $15.00 going at $1.98. 15 Ladies pattern hats, worth $5.00 to $8.50 going at 31.49. Liberal discounts will be given on nearly every article in the house during all this month. Remember the sale begins Saturday, Jan uary 20. No doubt you are aware there are remnant sales being conducted in Wal la Walla at the present time, One Thing You Must Consider that our sales are genuine. If You Doubt Us, Try Us. The Chicago Store 10-12-14 Second Street. FRIDAY, JANUARY, 19, 1906.