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The Farmers' Savings Bank Organized in 1589. Assets $553,550.19. The principles adopted at the time of organization were: "Commercial aggressiveness, moder ated by safety and security." "The officers of the Bank shall not borrow from the Bank, nor use any of its funds for speculative purposes." With every facility for the transac tion of a banking business in all its branches, The Farmers' Savings Bank is prepared to handle the accounts of all those who appreciate Care, Courtesy and Conservatism. Our Trustees Are: Levi Ankeny; • Oeo. Struthers G. W. Babcock; S F. Henderson; Frances Dooley; A. H. Reynolds; G. A. Evans; G. H. Snell; W. P. Wlnans. Our Officers Are: W. P. Winans, President. G. W. Babcock, Vice-President. J. Chitwood, Cashier. A. A. King, Assistant Cashier. The Farmers' Saving Bank. Cor. Main & Second Sts. Rees-Winans Bldg. SIMPLE RULES IN BANKING Do not make mem- POINTS oranda of any kind pQH In vour passbook. depositors ™r%r;i; should lose one the bank will require of you an indemnity bond before it will issue a duplicate. Never introduce any person to a bank, to open an account, unles you know the person well and know him to be thoroughly reliable. Never draw your balance down to such a small amount as to cause the paying teller to make inquiries of the bookkeeper. In depositing checks or drafts always endorse them; if you prefix the words "Pay to the order of" it will render them valueless to any person but your self should they be lost before reaching the bank. Continue to exercise care in the se lection of a bank, and remember we offer you every reasonable facility, courtesy and accommodation. J. L. ELAM'S BANK, No. 42 East Main Street. ▲ S. E. CARR, President. ▼ B. F. CULP, Cashier. ▲ Capital $50,000. ♦ MHI- .. 1 ' mm]} 4 General Banking Business A Interest paid on time deposits ♦ and saving accounts. Highest excellence in String Instru ments. Washburn, Regal, Stuart, at Stanley's, 23 Main St. Phone 255. Meet me at the \Valla Walla Bowling Alleys and develop your muscles. FREE Cooking School! Don't miss it at M. C. McGREWS Walla Walla's Grocer. Every day from 2 to 4. Every lady attending the demon stration this week will be presented with three of our superior cake recipes—Sunshine, Angel and Fairy Loaf —and general rules for baking. To draw the fire out of a burn, heal and scalp diseases, use DeWitt's Witch a cut without leaving a scar, or to cure boils, sores, tetter, eczma and all skin Hazel Salve. A specific for piles. Get the genuine. No remedy causes such speedy relief. Ask for DeWitt's—the genuine. Sold by L. L. Tallman. T| "IP I|— CONVLYIN3 ■ I Lt" SEATTLE BUSINESS PROPERTY BONDS FULL OWNERS EARNINGS PAY I 6 °/o. PER AN NUM NET FROM ——■ ■ RENTALS ano INCREASE VALUE OFFERED BY THE TRUSTEE COMPANY INVESTMENT BANKERS SEATTLE WN. Dice & Jackson.Resideiit Agts,Walla Walla C. H. POMEROY, General Ag.nt Th. Trust.. Company, Hot.l Dacres. MAY ABANDON THEIR PLANS Railroads Have Trouble io Secur ing Construction Crews. CANNOT INDUCE MEN TO COME WEST Labor Is So Scarce That Proposed Ex tensions May be Held Up for Some Time. Railroads in the west and northwest need fully 30.000 laborers whom they are unable to obtain. Owing, there fore, to a great scarcity of labor, much of the railroad construction and betterments which had been planned for this year by western roads have been abandoned, is the story that comes from Chicago. Efforts have been made in all of the large cities of the country to induce laborers to go west for railroad work, but little success has been attained. Pay is from $1.75 to $2.50 for day lab orers and these wages have been of fered everywhere without attracting men. One railroad president who has been trying vainly to secure 3'do'o men for railroad construction in the northwest stated that he had never known labor to be so scarce in the last twenty-five years. The scarcity is especially felt in the far northwest, where a great deal of construction work is progressing and where a great deal has been planned. The St. Paul, with other roads, is having difficulty in this mat ter, and it is possible that some of the St. Paul extensions will be aban doned and efforts centralized on the new Pacific Coast extension. Among the extensions planned by the St. Paul are the following: Fresh o to Rapid City, S. D., 175 miles; Madison to Sioux Falls, forty miles, ten miles of which, from Madison to Saranac, has been completed; forty-three miles of second track on the La Crosse divi sion, between Watertown and Port age, Wis.; thirty miles of second track on the river division, between La Crosse and Dakota station, and be tween Lake City and Wabasha. AGAINST NAVY SPECIFICATIONS •LEADING SHIP BUILDERS CONFER WITH OFFICIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 24.—The leading ship builders of the country have been in Washington, following formal joint communications in regard to changes which by them are deemed necessary in the form of contracts adopted by the navy department to cover the construction of naval vessels. For some time it has been felt by the contractors that the exactions of the department were too severe and that too much was left for general designa tion and so expressed as to give the department an unfair advantage in the adjustment of questions arising under the contracts. It is proposed to have the phraseology changed so as to im pose greater restrictions upon both parties to the contract and to modify the penalties which now attach to overweight in vessels of war. Grenberg Cleared. FERGL'S FALLS, Minn., Jan. 24 — The jury in the Grenberg murder case has returned a verdict of not guilty, after retirement of a little more than six hours. The verdict is based on the plea of insanity which was urged by the defense, as confessions of the ac cused were introduced as evidence during the trial. Grenberg was accused of having put "soldering fluid" a mixture of muriatic acid and zinc, into a glass of whisky which he poured for Halvord Nyman. on whose farm he and his wife have been living for the last two or three years. Nyman who was an aged man, died within an hour or two after he had drunk the liquor. After Gren berg was arrested he is alleged to have made a confession to the police, in which he said that he needed money and that the only way in which he could get it was through the death of the old man. Stevenson's Steam Whistle. Locomotives seventy-five years ago had no whistles. The engineer kept by his side a tin horn, which he blew be fore curves and dangerous crossings. But the noise was feeble. In 1833 an English farmer's cart was run down on the way to market, and 1000 eggs, 100 pounds of butter, two horses and a man were bumped in one great ome let on the rails. The railway had to pay the damages. The president sent for George Stevenson and said angrily: "Our engineers can't blow their horns loud enough to clear the tracks ahead You have made your steam do so much —why don't you make it blow a good, loud horn for us." Stevenson pondered. An idea came to him. He visited a musical-instrument maker and had constructed a horn that gave a horrible screech when blown by steam. DISPUTE OF HEIRS. Milwoukee Coroner Orders Body Held for Orders. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24.—Several hours before the body of Mrs. Sarah Judd was to have been cremated at Forest Home cemetery, the health de partment issued an order instructing the undertaker, Charles L. Truesdell, to hold the body at his undertaking rooms and under no circumstances to allow it to leave his possession until further orders. The order is the result of a dispute among the children of the dead woman over her property and was issued at the request of the contestants, who claimed that if the body was cremat ed before they could have a post mortem examination held, all evidence on their side would be destroyed for ever. NOTICE. All accounts due the firm of Jesse Failing will be collected by Chas. Hawman. All creditors are hereby notified not to pay any money to L. N. Hart on account of the above firm. JESSE FAILING. WASHINGTON, OREGON AND IDAHO \ 6ELLINGHAM COUNCILMAN TO HGHT WOULD DEFEAT QUO WARRANTO PROCEEDINGS TO OUST HIM FROM OFFICE. Bellingham councilman to fight BELLINGHAM, Monday, Jan. 24.— Through a technicality E. M. Adams, councilman of the Fifth ward, hopes to defeat the quo warranto proceedings brought against him to oust him from office. In the Whatcom county supe rior court this morning Adams' at torneys argued the motion to strike on account of two separate causes of ac tion being stated in the complaint. Nu. merous authorities were introduced on behalf of the state. Judge Neterer took the case under advisement until Wednesday morning, when the motion to strike will be de cided. Notice was given in the open court that should Judge Neterer hold that the motion for the defendant is admissible a new complaint will be immediately filed. TO SURVEY AN ISLAND. County Surveyor Kimbrell to Assist Government in Columbia Work. County Surveyor J. W. Kimbirell will go to the Columbia river oppo site Switzler's island after finishing the survey of a county road in the But ter creek district for the purpose of assisting the government engineers in surveying an island i n the Columbia river, near Switzler's island, say s the East Oregonian. The island in question is on the north side of the channel of the river and as Mr. Kimbrell is perfectly fa miliar with all lines in that district, he has been asked by the government engineer to assist in the work of sur veying and locating it exactly on the ! government plats. It will be neces sary to locate corners on the Wash ington side of the river before an ac- I curate survey of the island can be made, since the water has destrqyed all corners and stakes ever placed : upon it. THIEF SHEDS SILVERWARE. Policeman at Everett Recovers Large Quantiy of Plunder. EVERETT, Jan. 24.—Officer Pollard, a new member on the force, tried to THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHING"! ON. RAILROAD FIGHT IN WEST Why Harriman Will Build to Puget Sound. IS STRIKING BACK AT JAMES J. HILL Wall Street Journal Gives an Inter esting Description of the Situa tion on Pacific Coast. In a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal an interesting statement is published showing the sharp competi tion between the Hill and the Harri man systems of railway, and referring to the probable Harriman extension to Seattle and Tacoma as a reprisal against Hill entering the Hariman ter ritory with the Portland & Seattle railway. Following is the comment of the Wall Street Journa' on the situation: "Since E. H. Harriman made his statement with regard to the building of competitive mileage shortly to take place in the west, there have come to light a great many enterprises which tend directly to bear out the Harriman theory. The total railway mileage pro jected or under way in the far north west alone is over 4500 miles. Hill-Harriman Competition. "In several instances, E. H. Harri man and J. J. Hill have come into sharper competition. Notably is this so between Pasco, Wash., and Port land, Oregon. Between those two points Mr. Harriman controls the Ore gon Short Line which traverses the Columbia river valley on the south shore of that river, beinjj at no place more than a miles from the river. Mr. Hill has had no line along the Columbia river valley west of Pasco. "At the present time he is pushing through from Pasco to Portland the line of the Portland & Seattle Rail way, 241 miles long and estimated to make his first arrest last night, when he caught sight of a suspicious look ing individual skulking down an alley, way. Pollard ordered the man to stop, but instead the fellow broke into a run. The officer fired two shots at him, neither taking effect. Later it was discovered that the man's line of retreat was littered with silver cream pitchers, knives, forks and spoons, which had been stolen sev eral weeks ago from the residence of J. J. Clark, on Rucker avenue. LOST RIVER IRRIGATION PROJECT BIG SCHEME IN IDAHO THAT WILL RECLAIM THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND. BOISE CITY, Jan. 24.—Within the next few days the Big Lost River Land & Irrigation company will file application with the state land board for the segregation of 100/000 acres of barren land in Blaine county under the Carey act. The company has under way a project for the irrigation of this acreage. The land is in the east portion of Blaine county about 40 miles above Minidoka. The project, if carried out will mean a great deal to that section of country. There is about 50,000 acres of land in the valley already under irrigation, and with 100,000 acres more it will provide homes for thousands of people. According to T. W. Thomas, secre tary and manager of the Big Lost River Land & Irrigation company, it is the purpose of the company to put in a 100-foot dam in the Big Lost river about four miles above Mackay, which will store enough water to irrigate 100,000 acres. The dam will be above all the sinks of the river and at a point where there is a good supply of water. The water that is already being used from the river for irrigation pur poses is being taken out at different points between the sinks. The rights of those people, said Mr. Thomas, will be readjusted in a satisfactory man ner to them. 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- Subscribe for The Statesman. cost in all about $12,500,000. He has at work from 1500 to 2000 men. "This line is being built jointly by the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern. The line is to follow the valley of the Columbia river on its north shore, keeping as close to the river as the Oregon Short Line on he southern shore. A bridge is to be built across the Columbia river into Portland, Or., making the line a com petitor of the Oregon Short Line all throughout its entire length. "This is indeed competHion. West bound, the Hill line is to hav e no ascending grade. Eastbound, the max imum is to be 3-10 of 1 per cent. To accomplish this grade, the engineers will build nine tunnels, mostly on the western half of the new line. The road will then be one of the lowest grade railways in the west, despite the fact that it will cross two distinct moun tain ranges. "Leaving out of consideration the clash between the Burlington and the Union Pacific over the North Platte extension, which is comparatively a small affair, what have the Harriman lines done to offset this open invasion of the center of Union Pacific traffic in the northwest? "There has been no announcement of any Harriman invasion of Hill ter ritory. The Harriman officials have made various announcements concern ing the building of local lines into Central Oregon. They have made no announcement whatever with regard to extensions of the Harriman system either to Seattle or to Tacoma. The Oregon Short Line, in fact, is building a joint line with the Northern Pacific from Lewiston to Grangeville opening up the Clearwater country. "Harriman officials refuse to con firm the report that the Harriman railroads are directly behind the North Coast railroad, which has recently made application for franchises into Seattle and Tacoma, and which has surveyors in the field, clasely paral leling tlie Nort' em Pacific lines from Wallula to Seattle, a distance of sev eral hundred miles directly across the state of Washington from corner to corner. The line crosses and re crosses the Northern Pacific's main line in four or five different places; judging from the reports of the pre liminary surveys received thus far. If this road should develop into a Har riman project, it will be taken as PENDLETON SALOONS ARE NOTIFIED MUST NOT SELL LIQUOR TO ANY WOMEN, INDIANS, MINORS OR PROBATED DRUNKS. PENDLETON, Jan. 24.—1n obedi ence to the orders of the mayor and police committee. Marshal Coffman has just finished making the rounds of the saloons to inform the proprietors concerning the administration's plans for the regulation of such establish ments. There are four things in particular upon which warning has been given. These are that women must be ex cluded from saloons, liquor must not be sold to Indians, minors must be barred, and blacklisted men refused liquor. Of these the first named is probably of most interest from all standpoints, as it will prevent the use of boxes and is nearer being a new rule than any of the others. While women have not been allowed in bar rooms, to anv extent at least, during the past, there has been no interfer ence with the use of boxes. There are eight saloons in the city that are pro vided with boxes, provided with more or less secluded entrances, to which women and girls have been admitted. These places are the Columbia, Idle Hour, Rainier Beer Hall, Nolte's, Ore gon Wine & Liquor company, Mur rell's, Lawrence & Aston's and the Brewery saloon. While there is no ordinance against saloon boxes within the city, the use of such by women and j girls is illegal, and consequently all i saloon men have been warned that such will be no longer allowed. rtiinVfiuYHL, ri lu ■ _/TJ"N. Original and Only Genuine. WJ Alw»y« reliable Ladle*. »■* Dru«trt > M P3l tor CHICHEHTEK'S ENGLISH fc*S»i*'dlgSQ\ in KLD »■. i Gold metallic boaei Kaltd *£v — wl 'h blue ribbon. Take no other. Refute 4*>fe nantceroun Kuhotltutlona und Imltu- Ilm JT ilam"l fr 7 I'r'rtlculnrl Textintonlala VW» Ct »nd "Relief for Ladlem"in Iciur. by re _\ P turn Mull. I«>.n«><> 1.-timomals. Sold by v / »]| Drurgi.-j. Cbleheater Lhemleal I'm., i'snUn'trptrn Un "<■.<>.> tilMl I'll I LA.. **A- No Pill is as pleasant and positive as DeWitt's Little Early Risers. These Famous Little Pills are so mild and effective that children, delicate ladies and weak people enjoy their cleansing effect, while strong people say they are the best liver pills sold. Never gripe. Sold by L. L. Tallman. IFORSA LE! I We will sell our entire stock of Jewelry and M Watches, Silverware, Cut Glass and hand painted d Ob China Clocks, in fact everything in our store at Q 2; actual cost. We have to vacate our present loca- m /i\ tion. So if you want our goods, come and help £J sj yourself. Only a few days for the sale. Kj Hardwick, Th ,^™%f ß f For Nursing Mothers There's scarcely a beverage as / i palatable, nutritious, productive £ f"s\LjMl^ J ~ J of a generous supply of milk for t" m infants, and at the same time # '/ JHU perfectly safe for the mother, as & Stahl beer taken at judicious in r» STAHL I Tel. Main 22 Always Remember fhe Full Name | axgbve grorao Quinine pyy A on every Cures a Cold in Oneway, Crip in 2 Days box- 25c merely a reprisal against J. J. Hill for his temerity in invading the Co lumbia river valley with the Portland & Seattle railway. "The whole southeastern corner of the state of Washington is full of pro jected railways headed for the Pacific coast; or else incorporated to be bought out by someone else. The fol lowing is the summary: Portland & Seat'le, backed by Northern Pacific and Great Northern, now building: Wallula Pacific, to parallel the former, construction begun, backers unknown; Pacific Railway, backed by Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul, under survey from Wallula to Seattle; North Coast railroad, paralleling Northern Paci fic, backers unknown." : Alcohol Stoves. I • are a very convenient • , article in the sick room or # • nursery. * • We have a new one call- • ? edthe "Le Bolide." It is ! • the latest patent and we • think the best one on the J • market. Price 50c. See " • them in our window. • • E. L SMALLEY : • DRUGGIST •6 E. Main St. Phone 137 • ••••••••••••••••• ACCEPT THE GIFT. lowa Town Will Take Over Valuable Property. SIOUX CITY, lowa. Jan. 24.—With but forty-six votes against accepting the gift to tile town of Ackley by John Roth, that town comes into the pos session of a municipal electric light and heating plant valued at $10,000. " Mr. Roth, who was the owner of the plant, tendered it to the city on the fulfillment of a few nominal conditions. The matter was submitted to the citi zens of that place, and while it looked as though there would be no opposi tion to the acceptance of the plant by the city, fortysix votes were cast against it and 149 in favor of taking over the utility. In addition to these public improve ments that now pass under municipal ownership, the city has the power for pumping the city water. The council will place a superintendent in charge of the plant and make some necessary repairs. The superintendent will be paid $1000 a year and will have general supervision of the entire plant. This is the first municipal lighting and heating plant in this part of the state. WANTED-40 head of draft horses immediately by Dr. Wood at Mc- Bride's livery stable. NOTICE. When wanting a load of hay call up Phone 1372. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1906. Die Brucke Building THE BRIDGE CLOTHING STORE— Alvin G. Baumeister, Prop. Cloth ing, Hats. Shoes and Gents* Furnish ings. Agent for Ed V. Price & Co., Fine Tailoring. WM. L. STIRLING—CARE OF Es tates. Fire Insurance and Surety Bonds and Conveyancing. Room 1 Ransom Block Corner Fir*t and Alder Streets. Business Directory SECOND FLOOR. HOUGHTON & READING. REAL, ES estate, Insurance, Money Loaned. Rooms 200-201. Telephone; Main 540 DR. C. N. SUTTNER, ROOMS 212-213, 214. Telephone; Alhce, Main 185; Residence, ISC. DR. J. F. BOYLE, ROOMS 212, 213, 214. Telephone: Office, Main 185; Residence, 1036. L W. INGRAM, M. D., ROOMS 204- 205. Telephone: Office, 572; Resi dence, 486. THIRD FLOOR. \V. B. CASSILL, DENTIST. ROOMS 310-311-312. Office, phone Main 461; Residence, Main 576. " FOURTH FLOOR. WEATHER BUREAU, ROOMS 412- 413. F. Newman, observer Tele phone Main 514. The Viavi system of treatment cures In natures own way. Will sure ly save you from the knife. Parlors 216-17 Ransom Building. Tel. 606. I ~tnifi *M WOMEN. Cae Bit; « for unnatural i> i to • liw liargeg inflammation!, Guarantee <r ulceration boi to •trtetur*. of m ■ co a » n.'iubranei Ca <•"'•««• C"nta«„.a Painlea', ind aol aatrik R*VTHEEVANSCHEMKALCA. Rent or poUom.ua. MA CUCimiliiiß | Sold by DragfUli t.s. i. TJT jr in p.ain itr«.ppe*. I prepaid, fol » - • } bottW 42.75. |ftT*aaV buameaa or public lilo, by mat! id mTt 111 IYm ORIGINAL SCHOOL. aV*M »!al am Founded IS9O. SucceaalJ ■*|BtMHB fraduafc* Apiro.e4 H V.ll "aaV b * h « and law C(,llegM. ■»T * » A -HV Cotlegn U» Course and Br.».i!»sa U* Ttrn* | I Bifl ■ Special Offer Citalojuo wIiTiTTTamW Spraoue Corros?ondan .* School of Law, TKHajeatii Bid*..Detr»lt.M - <• But for a real good meal go to Olson's. j Subscribe for The Statesman.