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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1906.
NOW FOR POULTRY SHOW Promises to Be Biggest One Ever Held Here. GAME CHICKENS FROM ACROSS LINE Officers of Association Are in Receipt of Many Letters From Poult-y Men. By every mail Secretary Levy of the Walla Walla Poultry association re ceives letters of inquiry concerning the poultry show that will be given in Armory hal next month. Judging from the amount of interest that is being taken this yearhrdlushrdlhrdlushrdlu taktn throughout the country the show this year will be the biggest ever held in southeastern Washington. The first entry was made yesterday when Mrs. J. M. Davis of Tekoa filled out a blank placing a pen 0 f black Orpingtons on exhibition in competi tion for prizes. The association has arranged with T. Wilkenson, of Nanaimo, B. C, to bring a pen of thoroughbred game chickens to the show. They are said to be among the best birds in the country and the local exhibitors will have to look well to their game chick ens if they expect to beat the British Columbia raiser in that line. In order that the birds may be allowed to come across the line into the United States without a duty being imposed it was necessary for the officers of the local association to enter into a bond that the chickens are not to be imported in violation of the laws. Secretary Levy announced this morning that the Acme Milling com pany of Portland, which also has a mill at Lamar in this county, will fur nish free all the feed necessary for the birds at the show. NEW ENGLANDERS ENJOY DINNER AT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH LAST NIGHT SOCIETY ELECTED OFFICERS. At 'lie annual meeting of the New England society, held in the Sunday school room of the Congregational church last night, officers for the en suing year were elected as follows: President, F. W. Paine; vice president, H. E. Jo'nson; secretary, Rev. Austin Rice: treasurer, T. C. Elliot. "Preceding the business meeting more than 100 New Englanders sat down to a sumptuous New England dinner, which was served soon after 6 o'clock. Each of the six New England states was represented by a separate table PRUNING TIME Don't let your pruning go until too late. "DO IT NOW." We have a very good assortment of Pruners and have priced them for this sale at prices that will certainly move them. Small Ladies" Pruning Shears—Regular 35c; sale price 24£ All Steel Pruning Shears—Regular 85c: sale price 57^ Levin Pruning Shears —Regular 60c; sale price 40£ Sterling All Steel Pruning Shears —With extra blade; regular $2.00: sale price §1.40 Genuine Buckeye Tree Pruners —Like cut, regular 95c; special 75<^ Cronk's 3-Ft. Tree Pruners —Regular $2.25; special $2.00 Hoyt's Tree Supports , J^yf The time to put on tree supports is Vr )vr *l> while you are pruning. You don't need fsL any props with "Hoyts"* and when \ ~SA, they are on they are there to stay, of the way. They are the best and most satisfactory tree support on the \ // market today. "vV \) }) Small, 1000 regular $15.00; special JF $11.25 ylf o\ Medium. 1000 regular $17.50; spec- € tv VV ial $13.10 ! ; | Large, 1000 regular $20.00; special 11 $15.00 Hi I The DAVIS-KASER CO. EVERYTHING TO FURNISH THE HOME appropriately decorated, while the Sunday school room was decorated with evergreens and ropes of white crepe tissue paper, tastefully arranged and forming a most charming appear ance. The banquet board bore every delicacy known to the New England palate. Following the seating of the guests Rev. Wilmot Whitfield offere'J grace. After the banquet Mayor Hunt was introduced by President Paine as toastmaster of the evening. Mayor Hunt in accepting the honor made a short address, stating that it was good to meet once a year as Yankees to talk over old times and commended the New England cooks for the excellent dinner that had just been served. Toasts were responded to as follows: "New England," Rev. H. K. Fowler; "State of Maine," Profesor O. S Jones; "Massachusetts," James P. Goodhue; "Little Rhody," Rev. Austin Rice. The toasts were interspersed by witty and historical talks by prominent New Englanders, Dr. E. E. Shaw re counting the early history of Maine, his native state. Profesor Bratton en tertained the audience by reading pas sages from the "blue laws" of New Hampshire, when the crime of libel was punishable by cutting off an ear for the first offense, both ears for the second offense and death for the third. Musical numbers were rendered by Mis s Nettie Burr on the violin, aecom. panied by Professor Fischer; a solo by Mrs. Frank Thompson, and a vocal quinette by Mrs. R. P. Reynolds, Guy Turner, . Mrs. Frank Thompson, Mrs. E. S. Fischer and T. C. Elliot. BASKETBALL WITH PENDLETGNIANS WHITMAN COLLEGE TEAM TRY ING TO ARRANGE A SERIES OF GAMES. Negotiations are now on for basket ball games between the Wnitman col lege team and teams from the.Pendle ton high school and Pendleton Com mercial association. Arrangements may be made tonight for the contests. Under the proposed program Whitman will probably go to Pendleton next Thursday and meet the high school team that night and on Friday night tackle the Commercial club ball play ers. Return games will be played in Walla Walla the following week. Fight Over Railway Franchise. SALT LAKE, Utah. Jan. 24.—The special session of the city council to day to consider an ordinance granting the Western Pacific a right of way in and across the streets to the Rio Grande yards adjourned until tomor row night. A big protest was filed against granting the petition. Charles J. Gray., traveling passenger agent of the Northwestern, arrived in Walla Walla today from Portland. Henry Perrin, who has been residing at Olympia for several months, was in Walla Walla today en route to his farm near Connell. But Olson's restaurant leads. QUEEN TO ATTEND TONIGHT Her Majesty Will Rule at the Carnival. NEW PROGRAM PROMISED BY COMMITTEE High School Mandolin Club Will Be One of the Attractions—Wedding Sunday Night. Queen Zona I wil ascend her throne at the Fraternal Carnival tonight and hold sway during uie evening. On this occasion she will issue her second proclamation. While none of its con tents have been given out for publica tion it is said by one of the members of her court it will contain many new edicts that will affect the citizens of Walla Walla. At uie conclusion of the reading of the proclamation Queen Zona will hold a public reception, when all of her subjects will be accorded an audience with Her Majesty. The carnival committee announces as an additional attraction at the car nival tonight the Walla Walla High School Mandolin club. This is one of the best amateur musical organizations in Walla Walla and the patrons of the carnival are assured several enjoyable numbers. The attendance at the carnival last night was good and those who attended seemed to have an abundance of fun. Confetti battles were the order and everybody enjoyed the fun. All of the booths werp well patronized last night and the receipts when counted up at the close showed quite a neat sum had been realized. As usual, the country store was the center of attraction. It was necessary to employ several more clerks and Manager Lambert had his hands full in looking after the wants of his many customers. In the way of diversion Mr. Lambert entertained the crowd with an enjoyable cornet solo. He proved himself to be an ac complished musician and his effort was well received. Louie Brothers, the acrobats, made their first appearance at the carnival last night. They did splendid work and their efforts to please were well received by the audience. They are first-class artists in their line and this act alone is well worth the price of admission. Another new feature was the singing of Widow Carter. She captured the crowd with her vocal selections. Freeman and Clark did another goo i stunt, which was quite amusing and seemed to strike the jolly crowd just right. The Walla Walla Military band ren dered a good program, which brought forth much applause from the people. President Bedell announced today that the arrangements for the wedding had been completed. This event will take place Sunday night and will be conducted in as solemn and impressive a manner as if the nuptial knot were tied in a church. All efforts to ascer tain the names of the couple were futile. Hig<h Water in West Virginia.. FAIRMONT, W. Va., Jan. 24.—Fif teen Italians were drowned today in the rising mountain streams. Rich ards is under water and business is paralyzel. IS NOT WARRANTED BY THE LAWS COUNTY ATTORNEY WILSON REN DERS OPINION ON APPOINT. MENT OF VIEWERS. Yesterday County Attorney Wilson rendered an opinion in the matter of the power of the county commissioners to appoint viewers in matter of peti tions for changes in roads. The opin ion was given at the request of County Surveyor Loehr, who has been at sword points with the commissioners for some time over road matters. In rendering the opinion Mr. Wilson said: "Sections 20 and 21 of the road law were enacted in IS9O, and I am of the opinion that they were repealed in 1895 and 1901. The latter law does away with the viewers and requires the survey and report of the surveyor in such cases just as in the case of the establishment of a new county road. Sections 20 and 21, in my opinion, are wholly obsolete and have no place in the present laws." Continuing, the attorney says: "A petition for a change in a county road, which change is wholly upon the land of some one person or persons who THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. » # NOTICE! I j We are working almost day and night opening NEW GOODS. Never before did we • fc receive our Spring goods so early. We are adding new lines every day and they are all # I included in the sale we are running at SPECIAL PRICES. Why buy old junk at "special • I sale" when you can buy new, clean goods at special prices ? 5 I NOTE-There is a vast difference between special sales and SPECIAL PRICES. We • I sell you new goods just as soon as they arrive at prices far below the regular prices asked ! I for the same quality other places; these are facts that you can prove to your own satis- • I faction by comparison. We are in position to sell you goods cheaper than any store in the * I city and that is just what we are doing every day and the fact that we are doing double • I the business we did last year would certainly indicate that people are fast finding out that % * there is real merit in the cash business. We buy direct from the manufacturer for spot © I cash and sell direct to the consumer for spot cash. Thus we save our customers the mid- % J dleman's profit and the loss on bad accounts that the credit man must add onto the price • I of his goods. Remember we do not handle cheap trash at any price. We guarantee our % * goods to be as represented and will always cheerfully exchange or refund the money for © ) goods that are not entirely satisfactory. ® | If at any time you have cause for complaint please report it to the floor-walker I whose business it is to look after your wants and to see that you get good service. | It is our intention to handle the very best goods in the market at prices that will© | appeal to everybody and to give the VERY BEST store service that can be had. J If you appreciate the efforts that we are making to give Walla Walla a first-class J p up-to-date store, let us count you one of our customers. 0 |the golden rule! * & THE MODERN DEPARTMENT STORE * \ petition for it, should be referred to the county surveyor with directions to proceed and make his survey and re port in accordance with sections 5, 6 and 7 of the road laws, and no view ers should be appointed." How Town Topics Was Silenced. NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 24.—Ber nard X. Baker, of Baltimore, president of the Baltimore Trust company, testi. fled today in the Deuel libel suit against Editor Hapgood of Collier's Weekly this morning that items re flecting upon his family were discon tinued in Town Topics after he gave the paper sufficient advertising. BERLIN, Jan. 24. —A cablegram says that the island of Savoy, one of the Samoan group, has been swept by fire, lava and ashes from a volcano. All the villages have been destroyed, the plantations ruined and 15,000 natives aer destitute. Fire Destroys Cotton Plant. NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 24.—Fire de stroyed the compresses of the Interna- tional Compress company with thou sands of bales of cotton, and caused the death of one man, this morning. The loss is a quarter of a million. A Hen's**** Cough a Medicine LUng safe, Sure, Balsam prompt Volcs.no Plays Havoc. W. & C. R. MAKES 6000 SHOWING STATISTICS OF THE LINE GIVEN IN REPORT TO STATE COMMISSION. The Washington & Columbia River Railroad company gets an average rev enue per passenger per mile of 3.679 cents, according to its annual report, filed with the state railroad commis- sion. The road carried in the year preceding June 30, 1905, 59,418 passen gers. The tonnage of freight carried was 299,000. at an average income to the road of 3.433 cents per mile per ton. The report shows a net income for the year of $15,961.45. The gross earn ings from operation were $517,975.55; income from other sources, $7,815.21; operating expenses, $264,525.42; deduc tions from the income on account of funded debt accrued, taxes, rents and permanent improvements, $245,303.89. The railroad has three general officers at a yearly compensation of $8,400, and 167 employes who receive yearly $117,. 265.16. The total number of miles of road operated is 162.73. The company is capitalized at $3,000,000, and has a funded debt of The cost of construction and equipment to the datf of the report was $7,762,312.88. Its equipment consists of five locomotives, six passenger ears, 83 freight ears and 93 company service cars The com pany's lines are in both Washington and Oregon, but the report does not segregate the lines by states. REFUSE TO ACCEPT BONDS. Claim' Made That Indebtedness Limit Is Reached. ABERDEEN, S. D., Jan. 24.—1t is more than probable that the bonds recently issued by the city of Aber deen for a municipal electric-light plant will not prove marketable. The firm of X. W. Harr : s & Co., the suc cessful bidder for the bonds, now claims that the city has already reached the limit of indebtedness al lowed by law, and that it cannot there fore take the bonds. The city authori ties are investigating the situation and will make a complete report of the city's financial condition. It is believed the report will show that the bonds are entirely legal so far as the city's present indebtedness is concerned. Another question in regard to the le gality of the bonds has arisen, it being charged that the notice of the special election called for the purpose of vot ing on the bond proposition was only advertised ten days, while the law re quires when a bond proposition is concerned that the election be adver tised for twenty days. It is probable that if the bonds prove salable another election will have to be held to legal ize them. Subscribe for the Evening States man. CHICAGO TOO POOR. More Police Needed, but Money Lack ing to Make City Safe. CHICAGO, Jan. 24.—Convinced of the necessity of more policemen—as well as more efficient policemen—the council committee on police depart ment yesterday gave its unanimous ap proval to the addition of 500 men to the force, 100 of whom are to !>*■ mounted. Then the committee instant ly was confronted with a statement of the condition of the city treasury that seemed to prohibit the increase. So it was determined to leave the problem in the hands of the council fii.ance committee to devise a way of raising the necessary $375,000 a year. The one suggestion for a financial remedy was made by Alderman Ray mer, who proposed doubling t:ie fee for city licenses of saloons. This measur". he declared, would have the doubl • benefit of increasing the revenue an 1 at the same time of wiping out a clas-; of low saloons that harbor hoodlums and thugs. The high license plan was favored by several other members of the coun cil who were present and Alderman Raymer stated that he would present it forc'bly to the finance committee at its next meeting. General Wheeler Is Weaker. NEW YORK, X. Y., Jan. 24.—Gen eral Wheeler is much weaker, but his physicians are still hopeful. But for a real good meal go to Olson's. PAGE FIVE