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FRESH MR FOR CHILDREN Gigantic Proposition Is Being Con sidered in New York. PLANS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION Friends and Supporters of the Move ment Are Very Active In the Campaign. NEW Y'>RK. Feb. 9.—The board of estimate of New York is holding a public Dialing today in regard to a gigantic proposition for the creation of a municipal fresh air charity for children and convalescent hospital pa tients. The plans for the establish ment of the charity include the ac quisition of over 1000 acres of ocean frontage at Long Beach, L. L, as wtli as the purchase of the entire property at that place, owned by the Long Beach Hotel company. This includes the Long Reach hotel as well as over thirty cottages. The plan was originally suggested by Mayor McClellan in his annual message and since then the project has been carefully investigated by the friends of the plan. Nothing definite could be learned as yet in regard to the price which the Long Reach Hotel company puts on its property. It has a total acreage of something like 3000 acres. Of this only the 1000 acres along the water front is desired by the city. It is understood, however, that the company valued its entire hold ings at several million dollars and that part which the city would purchase if the scheme goes through, at aboot one million and one-half. The plan has many friends and siip porterg but there is also some strong opposition to it. The Rockaway Beach Taxpayers' association is among the opponents of the Long Reach pi in and will strongly advocate that, in stead of purchasing the Long Reach property, the city acquire the barren and sandy waste at Rockaway park. JAIL BUILDING CONTRACT AWARDED McLEAN & McCALLUM CARRY OFF THE PLUM—COMMISSIONERS ADJOURN UNTIL FEB. 15. McLean & MeCallum. the well known building firm, was awarded the contract for erecting Walla Walla county's new jail building late yester day afternoon. The firm's bid was $20,400 for a pressed brick and Tenino stone building, erected according to plans and specifications prepared by Architect Henry Osterman. The awarding of the cell and steel work for the new jail building will be deferred until next Thursday, the board adjourning last night to that date. At the adjourned meeting the commis- ' *>w cream depends mostly upon t. j \>. if we take alum Good • r j r Jwe ea ln our *°°d. the ,° OC ' 't be D owder is abso i r nois° n al v made from or ST p^ e ' s B f nß \t. ' dstothe and a. pure cream fooii . d _ rC o. an ounce, are pr(CE ßak>n3P^ D£R them.- PB,C CH.CAOO- " Blotters will also take up and con sular the petitions filed by propercy owners for macadamizing nearly 10 miles of county roads leading into Walla Walla. In view of the large amount of pav ing that the city will do this year there is a growing sentiment among business men and property owners that the commissioners should favor ably consider the petitions. The Com mercial club will probably interest it self in the proposed improvements and head a big delegation of business men and property owners that will visit the commissioners and urge that at least several miles of county roads be ma cadamized as petitioned for. RESCUE ENTOMBED MINERS Tao Italians Burled By Cave-in Near Stockton. GET AIR AND SOUP THROUGH A TUBE Other Cave-Ins Make the Work of Rescue Very Dangerous—Ground Is Treacherous. \ STOCKTON, Cal., Feb. 9.—Last night another cave-in took place at the App mine in the drift in which Tomo Sablich and M. Vukotich have been imprisoned since Monday evening. Tne ground is very treacherous. The time of rescue cannot be estimated, but it is certain not to take place today. Several of the rescue party have been caught by minor cave-ins, but none have been seriously injured. The res cuers are able to converse with the entombed men through an air pipe and to force soup and coffee through it to the prisoners. The rescuers have been compelled to timber solidly so as to force their way through the shale de posit. Unless the imprisoned men are killed by a further cave-in their rescue is certain. HOUSEWIVES, ATTENTION! H?.ve You Heard of Our Daily Special Sales? Our special sales, held daily, are something you should know all about. These sales, something new for Walla Walla, will help you save money. Sal"?s are held daily at all our markets. Price tags explain the substantial reductions off regular prices. When downtown drop into any of our markets, see our choice offerings and note the special prices. This fact, too, at our markets you will be offered nothing but the very best. Pioneer Market Phone 46. Washington Market Phone 15. Double 4 Phone 44. Alder Street Phon e 36. Cold Storage Fish Market Phone 15. WALLA WALLA MEAT & COLD STORAGE CO. Senator Gorman Is 111. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 9—Sen ator Gorman is said to be recovering from la grippe, which threatened seri ous complications, and is planning to go south to recuperate. OUR NAVY NOT PREPARED Government Has With Secretary's Recommendation. MANY VESSELS WITHOUT ADEQUATE 6UNS Supply of Ammunition Very Low— Much Is Needed for Uncle Sam's Sea Fighters. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 9.—ln • its recent report to Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte, the joint army and navy board has strongly urged the need of providing the naval service with a reserve supply of guns of all calibres and the corresponding ammu nition. Despite the previous recom mendations nothing has been done by the government toward getting such a supply of war material. It is roughly estimated and the estimate is con sidered conservative, that it will re quire nearly $10,000,000 to obtain guns and ammunition absolutely necessary. As the situation is today, our vessels are without guns of any sort to replace those suddenly disabled or withdrawn from service. The reserve supply, it is estimated, should be 25 percent of the guns now in service, while the re serve quantity of powder must be much greater. It is said in the report of the joint army and navy board that it would not take more than half an hour for a ship to exhaust its supply of ammunition, and, of course, in time of action such provision must be made to replenish the depleted maga zines. This can be done according to a plan offered by the joint board by having ammunition ships, which would be specially designed to carry vast quantities of powder and shell, and be accessible to the vessels on the fir ing line. At present, the board points out, the only way we have of getting ammunition to a s*hip is by means of one of the colliers which is specially fitted for this purpose. It is believed that the ammunition could be acquired and retained in stock. There may be a large quantity of smokeless powder stored without fear of its deteriora tion. The powder experts of the navy say that the latest type of ammunition may be depended upon to keep without serious change, and that the only vari ation is due to evaporation, which does not affect in any way the stability of the powder. The failure to acquire reserve guns and powder is regarded by the joint board as of the utmost gravity. PRIEST AND STUDENTS DROWN CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN GIVES HIS LIFE TO SAVE BOYS WHO WERE IN PERIL. LA SALLE. 111., Feb. 9.—On e of the most distressing tragedies that has occurred in this vicinity in recent years happened at St. Bede college, near La Salle, this afternoon when Father Gilbert and three students, Cann Bannin of Champaign, Charles Reuter of Chicago and Frank Christie of St. Louis lost their lives by drown ing. Several students, accompanied by Father Gilbert, one of the professors of the college, had gone skating. The ice was supposed to be perfectly, safr», and after skating some time, twelve of the students posed for a photo graph. Suddenly the ice gave way and all were thrown into the water, which at this point was about ten feet deep. Father Gilbert's attention was called by the frantic cries of those in the icy water and he skated to the -»i"t and into the water, ordering the others to keep back from the hole. The priest succeeded in saving three of the boys and then sank from view. Reuters, one of the seniors who drowned, res cued two boys before he sank, and the others saved were pulled out of the water by other students. TOWN TOPICS Weather Forecast—Fair tonight and Saturday. Fair Team Won—ln the bowling tournament last night the Fair team defeated the Statesman team by a score of 2102 to 1844. The game w.is very interesting and witnessed by a large crowd. THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. Funeral of Herrry Thoolens—The funeral of the late Henry Thoolens took place this afternoon from th. family residence on May avenue. Ser vices were conducted by Rev. Andre'iJ? Bard of St. Paul's Episcopal church. Attracting Attention—The meetings at the Park Street Baptist church are attracting general attention. The audi ences have been unusually large from the beginning. Mr. Cairns will rema'n here for another week. On Sunday af ternoon at 3 p. m. he will conduct a meeting for men only. His subject will be "He Paid the Fare." The evening meeting begins at 7:30 o'clock. Funeral of Mrs. Riley—The funeral of the late Mrs. Nellie Riley took place this morning from St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock. Mass was performed by Rev. M. Flohr in the presence of a N large number of the friends of the de ceased. The funeral cortege was very large, many people following the re mains to the Catholic cemetery, where interment took place. Begin Paving in Early April—Paving companies awarded the contracts for improving Fourth, Elm and West Main streets will start the work early in April, according to present plans. The city engineer's office is making the necessary surveys of West Main and the paving companies \vill commence laying the curb as soon as this work is finished. The curbings for Fourth and Elm street are practically all in, ready for the excavators. Big Deficiency in Rainfall —A big de ficiency in the amount of rainfall since January 1 exists, according to Observer Newman of the Walla Walla weather office. The deficiency up to this morn ing was 1.99 inches and it is increasing at the rate of .05 of an inch a day, that being the normal amount of rain that should fall every day this month. So far this month there has not been suf ficient rainfall to measure, and in Jan uary, generally a pretty wet montn, there was but .89 of an inch. Erect Fine Residence —Building operations give promise of keeping pace with the street improvements contemplated by the council again this year and many fine residences will he erected in Walla Walla this spring and summer. Among those to be con structed early this spring will be one by Dr. C. N. Suttner, who is having plans drawn for an $8,000 home to be erected on his property at the cornor of Palouse and Birch streets. The property was recently reported to have been sold to the First Presbyterian church, but this was an error. Deputy Fruit Inspector—Before ad journment last night the county com missioners ratified the appointment of Sam Lovell as deputy fruit inspector, made by Fruit Inspector W. A. Ritz. Mr. Lovell's term of office, how ever, will be rather limited, as the ap pointment only holds good until Feb ruary 22. As the time for rigidly in specting every orchard in the county is at hand the appointment of a deputy was imperative. Inspector Ritz will devote his time to inspecting orchards outside of the city while Mr. Lovell will look after fruit trees, etc., around town. Too Cloudy for Eclipse—Many Walla Wallans who kept late hours last night in order to get a glimpse of the eclipse of the moon were doomed to disap pointment. Heavy banks of clouds ob scured the heavens all night and only at long intervals was the moon dis cernible at all through the thick mass of fog. Observer Newman in his of ficial capacity sat up until 11 o'clock, frequently craning his neck out of his office windows to see if he could catc"h a glimpse of the phenomenon, but gave pu the job in disgust and retired as did many other Walla Wallans who lost several hours' sleep for nothing. Police Circles Quiet —Except for a drunk or two picked up occasionallv, disturbers of the peace and dignity of the commonwealth are lying low of late, and consequently the police de partment is not being worked overtime these days. The holdup artist who made cold shivers crawl up and down the spinal column of the citizen who was compelled to be out after dark has evidently gone out of business and there has been a strange cessation of small robberies since the arrest ut Thomas Vernon and John White, be ing held in the county jail on a charge of robbing the Washington school.' Barley Outlook Is Excellent—B. M. Turner, the well-known barley grower of Turner station, is in the city on business today. "The barley acreage in what is called the barley belt above Dayton is large again this year," Mr. Turner said yesterday evening. "The winter has been very favorable for all kinds of cereals in Columbia county and there is every indication of bumper crop again this year. The price of land is s'eadily advancing, but as a matter of fact Columbia county farmers know they have a good thing and very few sales of farm land are being made. It was different 10 years ago during the hard times." TULLE LIFE PRESERVERS Special Report on Them Made to Secretary Metcalf. ALL THE TESTS WERE SATISFACTORY Captain Bermingham, Supervising In spector for the Pacific Coast Dis trict, Conducted Experiments. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 9.—Sec retary Metcalf, of the department of commerce and labor, today received a special report from Captain Berming ham, supervising inspector of the Pa cific coast district, on the Merces life preservers made of tulle, such as were on the Valencia. The report gives the results of experiments with two tulle preservers, one with the ends wired and the other without wires. They floated under a weight of 21 pounds for 90 days. GILLIAN GREETS OLD FRIENDS DROPS INTO TOWN AND FINDS HIMSELF IN FAMILIAR QUAR TERS AT THE CITY JAIL. "Tex" Oil' an, who used to be quite a frequent boarder at the city jail in years gime tv, dropped into town yes terday just f. show the boys that he was still on earth. The presence of "Tex" dil n-v tecome known to the police untli sft*»r that worthy had stored away a iew drinks beneath his belt and proceeded to create a little disturbance a'l by his lonesome. "It's just like it used to be." mur mured "Tex" after he had been safely landed in the city bastile and stood gloomily surveying the familiar sur roundings. "Yep, there is that old blanket and mattress that used to be such a com fort to my weary form so many years ago." continued to himself. "It is so natural after these many years." "Tex" was allowed to sleep off his comfortable "jag" that he had acquired and this morning he was informed that Walla Walla had reformed and that it would be healthier if he would step over the city limits. "Tex" said he hated to leave his old-time friends on such notice and pleaded for a few days' grace. "Tex" was still wandering up and down Main street at noon, so it is evident his pleadings touched a soft spot in the chief's heart and he will be allowed to remain a few days until he can get his bearings. Handy With His Knife. "Tex" came into prominence several years ago by slashing a young man named Morrisey with a knife at Waits burg. For this little trick he spent several months in the county jail. On being released "Tex" disappeared and the police had almost forgotten him until he dropped into town yesterday. YINOL'S RELIABILITY Countless Physicians Join With the Green & Jackson Drug Co. in Recommending Vinol. Countless physicians and druggists are now prescribing and indorsing Vinol as the most valuable cod liver preparation known to medicine, and it is fast superseding all other forms of cod liver oil. A prominent physician writes: "I am satisfied that Vinol derives its won derful life-giving and strength-creat ing power from the medicinal curative elements found in the cod's liver. It is the best strength creator and vitalizer for old people, weak women, children, and the convalescent that I ever saw." Another physician writes: "I could cite many cases where health has been restored in a surprisingly short time by Vinol. I should be very sorry to have to do without Vinol in my prac tice. It has no equal for hard colds, throat and bronchial troubles." Now, when we tell you that we have never sold in our store a remedy of such remarkable curative and strength creating power as Vinol, for the weak, the sick and the aged, and that if it fails to accomplish what we say it will we will refund your money without question, no ailing person should hesi tate to try Vinol with such an under standing. In cases where cod liver oil, emul sions and other tonics fail, Vinol will heal, strengthen and cure. Green & Jackson Drug Co. I STYLISH WAISTS REDUCED ♦ — fOR — I Saturday Selling ♦ Panama, Velvet and l Mohair Waists, made | /3|f • 1 exactly like cut, and t f , lL in several other pret t ty tailored effects. | Priced Like This : J $2 00 Waists $1.49 Y 3.00 Waists 1.95 X 250 Waists 2.3S :4.00 Waists 2.69 5.00 Waists 3.60 ♦ Belt Sale Tommorrow ♦ Any Leather or Silk Belt in the house — I big assortment to choose from—your | choice tomorrow, HALF PRICE. j Motter-Wheeler Co. t 103-5-7-9 Main St. 6 and SS. Third CASTRO READY TO MAKE WAR President of Venezuela Organizing Formidable Army. WILL FIRE ON FRENCH FLEET IT SIGHT People of South American Republic Said Not to Be in Sympathy With President. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 9— Ad vices received here say that Castro is enlisting troops throughout Venezue'a, gathering munitions and preparing for war. The commissioned generals 'n each state and all able-bodied men have been called to arms. Information indi cates that the people do not support the president. It is believed that Cas tro will be unable to raise more than 16,000 men who will show any spirit. General Alcantra, a graduate of West Point, commands at Laguayra. He if ordered to fire at sight upon any French warships. "Around every circle another can be drawn" There is no "Biggest Store" as yet—there is no store in' this city as big as it may be. By bigger and yet big ger advertising—bet ter and yet better publicity cam paigns— You may draw a circle around your own biggest success! Fifty-Five Miners Drown. CAPE TOWN, Feb. 9.—Fifty-five na tive miners were drowned in a shaft of the Johannesburg mine, which is flooded as a result of heavy rains. Subscribe for The Statesman. Subscribe for the Evening States man, j FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1906. A Good Winter Shoe. Requires to be more than good looking. It needs to be warmth giving and warmth keeping. Wet and weather resisting and well wearing. That's just the sort of shoe we are offering at the present time ; for Ladies'andJGent's wear. 51 SEIL 20 Mala Street 1 1 Knowledge is Power Your Fate is in Your Hand A knowledge of your palm will en able you to rule in the good and avoid the bad. It is the index to life. Past, Present and Future are alike re corded. t Prof. Matthews is a thorough scholar 'n Phrenology, Psychology and Palmis try. Names are given and anything you desire to know without asking ques tions. This gifted gentleman lias been in Walla Walla six months and the excellence of his work solicits your patronage. Readings $1.00 at Coast House, opposite postofflce. Phone 212. Talking machines, Victor, Edison, Columbia Zanophone at Stanley's. Statesman want ads bring results.