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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1906.
LENA G. LEVIN KILLS HERSELF Found Dead by Husband, at Home 444 South Fourth Street, This Morning With Pistol by Side and Gaping Wound in Temple- Despondent Over 111 Health. Despondent over ill health, Mrs. Lena C Levin, "wife of J. A. Levin, a retired farmer, shot and killed herself with a 3:!-caliber revolver at the family resi- dence, 444 South Fourth street some time last night. Mr. Levin found the lifeless body of his wife, with a ghastly bullet hole through her right temple and the revolver lying on the bed be side her when he went to call her at 5:30 o'clock this morning. Members of the family believe that brooding over her ill health and the fact that she did not like the country deranged her mind slightly. For sev eral months she had insisted on sleep ing in a back bedroom. Mr. Levin oc cupied an adjoining bedroom, and two s< ns, Carl, sub-clerk in the postoffice, and Jules, a pressman in the Union office, occupied a front room. No Shot Was Heard. Mrs. Levin retired about 8:20 o'clock hist night and Mr. Levin soon followed. Carl and Jules returned home from the Empire business college about 8:30 o'clock. "We sat in the living room studying until 9:30 and then went to bed," Carl said this morning. "Mother gave no hint that she contemplated killing herself. She had been in ill health all winter and seemed to brood somewhat over her sickness. Father got up and built the kitchen fire at 5 o'clock and about a half hour later TOWN TOPICS Weather Forecast—Tonight fair and cooler; Wednesday fair and warmer. New Messenger Service—E. S. Gaer has established a messenger and parcel delivery service in Walla Walla. He has his office at the Pioneer drug store. Has New Managei—Edwin Leland. of Clarkston, Wash., has succeeded Buchanan & White in the management of the Gardena Irrigated Land com pany. Mr. Leland has offices in the Paine building. Bible Club Meeting —The Bible club of the Congregational church will meet tonight at 7:15 o'clock in the Sunday school of the church. Papers will be read by Miss Drownell, Rev. R. J. Reid and C. K. Holloway. Meet Thursday Night—The Walla Walla Commercial club meeting will be held Thursday night instead of Wed nesday night as was announced. The meeting will take place in the rooms of the Country club in the Ransom building. Chief Metz Under Weather—Fire Chief Metz is slightly under the weath The Leggett Patent Steel Springs These Bed Springs are made of the very best spring steel, tempered just right to make the most comfortable bed, and still strong enough to be everlasting. Any Leggett Steel Spring guaranteed to lie under 2,000 lb weight for 30 days without the slightest injury. We have them in Sections for $6.75 We have them In one piece for $5.50 We have them in one piece with lace top $6.50 For either wood or Iron beds. Every Spring guaranteed entirely satisfactory or money cheerfully » refunded. EVERYTHING to furnish the home went to call mother. He found her dead with the revolver lying on the bed. It was a terrible shock to us. None of us heard the shot." No Inquest Held. Coroner Smith was notified and vis ited the scene of the tragedy, but after viewing the body and investigating the circumstances concluded that an in- quest was unnecessary. "It seems that Mrs. Levin was somewhat dissatisfied with the country and this, combined with ill health, probably led up to the tragedy," Coroner Smith said this morning. "It was a clear case of suicide." Had Revolver Secreted. It is said that Mrs. Levin secured the revolver she shot herself with several months ago and secreted it. Members of the family made a search for the weapon, but were unable to locate it. The Levins came to Walla Walla from Red Oak, la., about two years ago. Back in their home town Mrs. Levin was prominent in church and mission ary circles and since her residence here has regularly attended the First Pres byterian church. She never was fully satisfied with the country and often expressed a wish to return to lowa. Mrs. Levin was 48 yeaj-s of age and is survived by Mr. Levin and her two sons. Members of the family, shocked by the terrible tragedy, had not com pleted funeral arrangements at noon. er from rheumatism and a slight cold he contracted a week or so ago and has been compelled to remain home for two or three days. Assistant Fire Chief Wolf has been stationed at the central station during Chief Metz's indisposi tion. Funeral of Henry Geaney—The fun eral of Henry Geaney, the old pioneer who was accidentally drowned in Dry creek some time last Saturday night, was held from the Catholic church at 9:30 o'clock this morning. The ser vices were largely attended by friends and old acquaintances of the pioneer. Interment was in the Catholic ceme- Ladies Will Act as Salesmen—Fash ionable women of Walla Walla will act as saleswomen at the sale to be held at the Rogers-Hoswell company's store by the Women's Guild of St. Paul's church next Tuesday. At the Guild meeting held yesterday afteri.oon the date of the function was set and com mittees appointed to arrange the de- Will Sing Tonight—Dr. Charles E. Keeler arrived on this morning's train from North Yakima to sing at the or gan recital in Whitman college chapel tonight. He is a graduate of the Uni versity of Michigan Medical college. '04, and a classmate of Dr. Bert Thomas. He made a high reputation as a musician while at Ann Arbor, possessing a baritone voice of rare quality. Save your pennies for Easter gifts at the Women's Guild sale of April 3d at Rogers & Hoswell's. PERSONAL MENTION. E. G. Shorrock. head of the firm of Seattle accountants experting the city's books, arrived in the city last night on business. • • • W. H. Simpson, a prominent Eureka Flat farmer, is transacting business in Walla Walla today. * * * U. S. Logsdon, a well-digger and contractor of Waitsburg, is in the city, on business today. • • * S. S. Moritz, a prominent business man of Dayton, is in the city today. He is putting up at the Dacres. • • • Cyrus Davis, an old pioneer of Co lumbia county, is registered at the State today from Dayton. Mr. Davis is one of the oldest settlers in eastern Washington. • * • J. J. McAllister, a well-known Milton business man, is registered at the Dacres today. • • • Charles F. Van De Water, traveling freight agent of the O. R. & X., left today for Baker City. WOItKSNOVELTAX DODGING SCHEME Eastern Buggy Firm Gets Around the Law anc' Sells Vehicles in Washington. At present some easterners are engag ed in a novel tax dodging scheme. The tax dodgers are in the buggy peddling business and operate their business from Freewater, Or., just across the state line. As there is a $500 state license for peddlers in Oregon, the tax dodgers do not sell in that state, but peddle their buggies among the farm ers in Walla Walla and Columbia counties, it-ris alleged. AMUSEMENTS At the Keylor Grand. Despite the rain last night a fair sized house greeted the second per formance of "In Sight of St. Paul's." This is undoubtedly the strongest drama production presented here this season and its last production tonight will probably draw the large house it deserves. WILL GIVEENTERTAINMENTTONIGHT Good Program to Be Rendered by Mr. Turner and Misses Burr and Merrill. Tonight at Olivet chapel in Green Park addition Guy Allen Turner, as sisted by Miss Merrill and Miss Burr, will give an entertainment for the bene fit of the Ladies' Aid society of the church. A large number of tickets have been sold and a large audience is expected. Tickets can be procured at the Book Xook. DRIVEN TO SUICIDE. Oregon Man Takes Strychnine When Deserted by Allottee. PENDLETON, Or., March 27.—Mar tin Everhart committed suicide Satur day night at his home on the Uma tHla reservation by taking strychnine. The body was found yesterday. The act was the result of trouble with his wife, a half-breed allottee, who sued for divorce last week, having a re straining order served on Everhart. The dead man was 45 years old, and came from western Oregon last year, being married in August. He left a letter addressed to his wife, saying she had broken his heart by her allegations in the divorce suit. Robbers Dynamite Bank. BENTLE Y, Kan., March 27. —Robbers this morning wrecked the safe of the Bank of Bentley with dynamite and then escaped with $1,500 cash. A large line of Victor and Edison Records on hand at all times at Stan ley Music House, 23 Main street. Tel. 255. <it Ifi fj •hi*s' ::i 1 1 1 ' n f » i H J t ■ • * f i ; ' . THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. WHO MADE THE PROMISES? Fourth and Elm Street Paving Question Taken Up. COtINCILIMN BRIDGES WANTED TO KNOW PROPERTY OWNERS DEMAND PASSAGE OF THE HACK AND DRAY ORDINANCE. The property owners of Fourth and Elm streets last night asked the city council to either pass the ordinance compelling hacks, drays and other ve- hides for hire to pay a license for the purpose of paying one-half the cost of paving the two streets or the council provide for the payment of the amount. In a lengthy communication it was set out that the property owners had been assured by members of the council if they would stand for the paving of the streets the council would pass an or dinance compelling owners of vehicles for hire to pay a license, the money to be placed in a fund to assist the prop- j erty owners in paying the expense of the paving. When the communication was read Mayor Hunt said that several of the property owners had conferred with him on the subject and he advised them that if such promises had been made to communicate with the coun vil. The mayor said that something should be done to assist the property owners and if the council did not see fit to assist by passing the hack and dray license then 50 per cent of the cost of the improvement should be paid out of the general fund. He said a subsequent council might repeal the ordinance and then all the burden of expense would fall on the property owners. Bridges Wanted Information. Councilman Bridges said that he was opposed to the city paying for one half of the cost of paving, as he did not believe it was right to tax the property owners in general for any special district. He asked if any one could give information as to the coun cilmen who had made the promise toj owners. He was certain, he said, that j the matter had never been officially be- j fore the council. He disapproved the j act of any councilman or representa- J tive of a paving company going to the j property owners and making promises j that had never been authorized by the council. Councilman Glasford stated that when the paving of these two streets | had come up and it had been suggested j that hacks and drays be licensed to 1 create a fund to pay for 50 per cent j of the improvements, he had assured the property owners that if the ordin ance was ever introduced he would use his utmost endeavors to have it passed. The communication was referred to the council to be considered at an executive session. Hack Stand Question. Minority and majority reports from the street committee were presented on the petition of the hack and dray own ers requesting that the ordinance pro hibiting them from using Main street as stands. Councilman Glasford's name was signed to the minn.ity report. It recommending that the petition be de nied. Councilmen McKean and Bach told signed the majority report and recommended that the ordinance be repealed. This matter was referred to the council as a committee of the whole to be considered in executive session. Other Business. Thi» petition of property owners to have North Fourth streets from Elm to Pine graded and sidewalked was re ferred to the street committee. A petition for a street light on South Fourth street near Garrison creek was referred to the light committee. An ordinance appropriating the sum of $350 to pay Lou Clancy for lot 5, block 15, Langford's addition, pur chased by the city. May 1 was the rate set for the hearing cf the petition of Mrs. Lucie Isaacs to vacate the alley in block 3, Brt-okside Pa*-k addition. Th<! appraisement and recommenda tions for the payment for property to be taken in the proposed opening of First street from Main to Rose were rejects 1 and the city attorney instruct ed to commence condemnation proceed ings according to law. Deafness Cannot Be Cure* by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the «ar. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of th# Enstachian Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbline sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is en tirely closed, Deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition hearing will be de stroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is noth ing but an inflamed condition of tne mucous surfaces. We wyi give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for consti pation. WALL PAPER. Wall papers, ceilings and borders complete for 10x12 rooms $1.25. Chi cago Wall Paper store, 218 E. Main. East Main Flour and Feed Store. Call or phone for prompt delivery. Formerly McKey's phone. Main 1499. P. R. Allen, prop., 120 E. Main street. NEW BOOKS AT POOLIC LIBRARY Twenty-three Added During Week Ending March 24—Many Stand- ard Authors Among Lot. | Among the new books added to the j public library during the week ending March 24, 1906, are: Travel and Description—"Japan, the Place and People," Browne; "Ocean to Ocean" (Nicaragua), Walker; "On the Storied Ohio," Thwaites; "The New American Navy." Long. Biography—"Jas. Oglethorpe," Coop er; "Youth of Washington," Mitchell. Literature —"Letters to Chas. Eliot' Norton." John Ruskin; "Portrait of a] Lady," James. Juvenile —"The Little Giant," Eng- j lish; "A Dog's Tail." Mark Twain; "In the Closed Room," Burnett. Reference —"Facts and Figures," At kinson. Fiction and Romance —"Casa Brac cio" (2 Vol.), Crawford; "The She Wolves of Macheeoul," "Olympe de Oleves," "Black, the Story of a Dog," j "Corsican Brothers," Dumas; "Under the Vierkleur," Eli Stuart Phelps; "The Two Captains," Brady: "Scrog gins," Lloyd; "Robt. Gresham," Lovett; "The Undercurrent," Grant; "In Spite of Foes," King. SCHMIDTCONDUCTS ORDEriLY HOUSE Judiciary Committee so Reported Last Night and Coucil Granted Re- newal of License. Sensational charges preferred by Councilman Glasford against the sa loon conducted by Louis Schmidt in East Main street, failed to hold water and last night the council, acting on the recommendation and report of the judiciary committee, granted Schmidt a renewal of his license, which wag to have expired at midnight last night. When the matter was up for discussion Councilman Glasford took no part in the proceedings except to vote in favor of granting Schmidt a license. Mayor Hunt immediately approved Schmidt's bonds and the license was issued. The report of the judiciary commit tee which wiped out the charge pre ferred by Glasford, was as follows: "We, your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred the application for the renewal of a liquor license to Louis Schmidt, beg leave to report as follows: Upon inquiry of the people in the vicinity of the said saloon, we learn that the place is conducted in an orderly manner. We have also made inquiry of the deputy internal revenue inspector concerning' the compliance of said Louis Schmirt with the inter nal revenue laws governing the sale of intoxicating liquors, and find the said laws fully complied with." TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. WIRELESS IN DEMAND. DeForest wireless securities represent an investment that will be immensely profitable. This is not a speculation and is worthy of your prompt consider ation. Full information furnished free upon request by Milton Huber, district manager, 20-21 Quinn building. Phones Main 479 and 167. Wait for the street cars at the Book Nook. COMPETITION IN PAVING City Council Will Give All Com panies a Chance CITY OWNERSHIP OF PAVING PUNT SUGGESTED BY COUNCILMAN BRIDGES—COUNCIL WILL NOT APPEAL CASE. The city council at an adjourned ses sion last night passed ordinances re pealing two old paving ordinances and the ordinances providing for the pav ing of streets in improvement districts number 20, 21, 22 and 23. This action was taken after the council had listened to the reading of the following communication from City Attorney Blandford: "To the mayor and city council: The court, in the case of Johnson vs. the city of Walla Walla et al„ has granted the temporary injunction asked for until the final hearing in said case. In view of the fact that the court made no finding which would inform the council of the reasons for the granting of said temporary injunction; that it will take a long time to get said case ready for trial; that the Issues as pre sented will not be in such shape at best to present to the supreme court on appeal the vital questions involved as to the power of the city especially In the matter of laying patented pave ment. I recommend that the council re peal the following ordinances and that any further pavement be under ordin- j ances to be passed expressly for such : purpose. The ordinances to be re- ! pealed are numbers 26, 27, 1042, 1043,! 1044 and 1045." Kirkman's Resolution. After the repealing ordinances had been passed by a unanimous vote of the council Councilman Kirkman of fered the following resolution: "Resolved, that in advertising for bids for street paving the advertise ments call for bids on Warren's bi tulithic, asphalt, bituminous macadam and Victor pavements, and that the city engineer and city attorney be in structed to provide specifications ac cordingly. "That this resolution shall not be taken to approve the quality of the two latter pavements, but is adopted for the purpose of enabling further in vestigation of said pavements between now and the time contracts are to be actually awarded. "Be it further resolved that the mat ter of investigating the merits of the bituminous macadam and the Victor pavements, be referred to a committee of three, consisting of Councilmen Mc- Kean, Bridges and Bachtold. That said committee be instructed to -direct letters of inquiry to the several cities where both or either of said pavements have been laid and report the results of such inquiries to the council with- out recommendation." Favored by Mayor and Bridges. Mayor Hunt urged the passage of the resolution, stating that it was fully in accord with his views, as for the past year he had advocated the policy of having competition in the matter of awarding contracts for street paving, and that on this question he had taken issue with the council. Councilman Bridges favored the resolution, stating that he had always been in favor of competition. "I want every one given a chance to bid on the work of improving streets and I de sire that bids on all kinds of paving be submitted to the council. Price and quality is what we want. Let the bids be received and opened and if they are considered too high we can reject them and call for new bids. Then if the paving companies do not want to bid again the council can adopt some other method of making improvements. I myself believe that the city should own its own paving plant. We can purchase the plant and do our own work and that will put a stop to future controversies." Mayor Hunt agreed with Councilman Bridges, asserting that the # councilman had stolen his thunder in broaching the subject of the city owning its own paving plant. Bids to Be Returned Kirkman's resolution was passed and by unanimous consent the clerk was di rected to return, unopened, all bids re ceived for paving the streets that had been called for before the Johnson suit was instituted. During the proceedings Councilman Kirkman stated that he believed that the council in creating the proposed paving districts had made them too large. He wanted to know if it was not possible to create smaller districts. \ C. Close, attorney for the Barber Vsphalt company, who wos present, rave an opinion holding that he did not believe the city could include several streets in one district, but that each street should be in a separate district. Attorney John L. Sharpsteln took the view that the city could include several streets in one district, but as there was so much difference of opinion on the question he would advise the council not to take the chance simply to save a few hundred dollars in print ing ordinances and notices in connec tion with such proposed work. Warren People's Communication. A communication was read from the Warren Construction company, repre sented by W. J. Archembeau, in which it was stated that in the event the company was awarded a contract to pave streets In the city and injunction proceedings were instituted the Warren Brothers company would stand back of the proceedings and defend it without cost to the city. The communication was as follows: "To the honorable mayor and council: Inasmuch as the impression seems to prevail in the city of Walla Walla that the judgment of the court in the recent injunction suit prevents the laying of a patent pavement in your city, such as Warren's bitulithic, and inasmuch as there appears to be a re port in circulation that the Warren Construction company would offer to bid under specifications not naming Warren's Bitulithic pavement or War ren's Puritan brand cements, in order that the council and citizens may not be deceived in the matter, we wish to state most emphatically that the War ren Construction company will not submit a bid on any pavement other than Warren Bitulithic pavement, or any specifications other than the regu lar Bitulithic specifications. ■» "If the council sees fit to advertise for bids for Warren's Bitulithic pave ment and such bid is accepted by the city, and an injunction suit is brought to restrain the letting of the contract on the grounds that the city is not authorized to advertise for a patented pavement, the Warren Brothers com pany, patentees, stands r<eady to de fend such action without cost to the city. "If the council feels that under the order of the court it is precluded from advertising for a patented pavement, we can only thank you for past favor 3 and beg to retire from the field. "Warren Construction Co., "'By W. J. Archambeau.' Street Committee to Report. Before adjourning, on motion Councilman Ktrkman the street com mittee was instructed to consult with the city attorney and city engineer and at the next meeting recommend the streets be improved during the present year. CHILD'S AWFUL SKIN HUMOR Screamed with Pain — Suffering Nearly Broke Parent's Heart— Twelve Years of Misery—Doctor Called Case Incurable —Helped from First, and SPEEDILY CURED BY CUTICURA REMEDIES "I wish to inform you that your wonderful Cuticura has put a stop to twelve years of misery I passed with tmy son. As an in fant I noticed on his body a red spot and treated same with differentrem edies for about five years, but when the spot began to get larger I put him under the care «» of doctors. 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