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UST WEEK RATHER COOL
Weekly Weather Bulletin Telis ol
Meteorological Conditions.
WISt 816 DEFICIENCY IN AMI
AT SEVERAL STATIONS PRECIPI
TATION WAS LESS THAN ONE
THIRD NORMAL AMOUNT.
The week, as a whole, was somewhat
above the normal in temperature, but
was cooler than the preceding week,
says the Weekly Weather Bulletin.
The days were moderately warm, but
the nights were cool, and heavy frost
occurred in several localities on the
morning of the 26th. The temperature
rose gradually during the week, and
the closing days, the 28th and 29th,
were warm and sunshiny. Maximum
temperatures of 63 to 71 degrees in the
western counties, and 78 to 83 degrees
In the eastern counties occurred on the
2Xth and 29th. The highest temperature
reported during the week was 83 de
grees, at Trinidad, Douglas county, on
tile 28th. Ttie lowest temperature re
ported was 32 degrees, at Danville,
Ferry county, and Crescent, Lincoln
county, on the 26th.
Precipitation.
There was a very slight and insuf
ficient rainfall, except in the southwest
and coast counties, where some fell on
nearly every day of the week, except
the 28th and the 29th. Light showers
occurred quite generally over the state
on the 24th and 25th, but they were
scarcely enough in amount to lay the
dust. In Clarke and Pacific counties
there was sufficient rain, but in several
localities of the central counties there
was little or no rain.
On the whole the precipitation was
greatly deficient, and the week may
be regarded as a continuation of the
exceptionally dry spell that has prevail
ed over the state since March Ist. An
examination of the records of the
longest established stations reveals
that no such drought has prevailed in
March and April consecutively since
the spring of 1885, a period of 21 years.
At several stations the March precipi
tation was less than one-third the
usual amount, and the April rainfall
has been less than one-fifth of the nor
mal. This lack of the usual copious
rainfall may be ascribed to the infre
quency with which cyclonic storms of
any considerable energy have passed
over the state, or southern British Co
lumbia. during the two months under
consideration. Most of these that have
moved inland from the Pacific ocean
have either taken a high northern track
or else a southern one over Oregon,
California and Nevada.
From Correspondents.
Almira —The week has been some
what windy. Light frosts occurred on
the night of the 25th. The weather
was cloudy on several days and a light
shower occurred on the afternoon of
the 25th.
Crescent—The weather has been fine,
but very dry.
Danville —A thunderstorm occurred
on the 24th at 3 p. m.. and one on the
25th at 11 a. m.
Eplirata—The drouth still continues.
The nights have been very cool.
Gig Harbor —The weather has been
very dry. A slight shower occurred
during the week. There have been
no frosts since March.
Lester —On the 25th there was quite
a fall of snow on the highest moun
tains.
Lyde—Rain fell on the 24th. 25th and
27th. There was some fog on the 25th.
A heavy frost occurred on the 26th.
Touchet—Sunday. the 22nd. was
cloudy and hazy. During the night a
very heavy southwest wind blew, caus
ing it to be very dusty. Monday, the
23rd. was cool and clear all day. A
light rain fell during the night. A
heavy wind blew at about 6 p. m.
Tuesday, the 24th. was generally cloudy
with a cool breeze all day. The sun
shone during the middle of the day
only. On Friday, the 27tli. it was clear
during the fore part of the day and
4loudy during the afternoon. At 4 p.
in. the wind became brisk. On Satur
day. the 2*th, the wind was light.
Walla Walla—The temperature has
been about the normal. There is a
large deficiency in precipitation.
Wenatchee —The weather has been
partly cloudy during the most of the
week. There has been but little wind.
I-ight showers occurred on the 24th and
25th.
Pianos to rent at all times, at Stan
ley's Music House.
OUR RAILWAYS.
America Lead* the World la Naia«
bera and Efficiency.'
That America leads the world In the
cumber and efficiency of its railroads
Is, of course, common knowledge.
At the close of the last century
North America had no less than 220,-
880 miles of track In operation, while
the total for Europe, Asia, Africa, Aus
tralia and South Amerca was only a
trifle greater, about 270,000 miles. The
United States then had a mile of road
for every 383 inhabitants, Europe one
for every 2,207 and British India one
for every 12,400. This country invent
ed the parlor, sleeping find dining cars,
the pressed steel freight car, many of
the best features of the modern loco
motive, the air brake, the automatic
coupler and a host of related devices,
and it runs the fastest long distance
trains.
One of the most marvelous develop
ments in the whole railroad system is
that which has taken place at the head
of a train in the last seventy years.
The best locomotives today are about
four times as long as the De Witt Clin
ton (1831), a foot or two higher, have
drivers that are seventy-two or even
eighty inches in diameter instead of
only lifty-four and carry 200 pounds of
steam instead of only eighty. But
these figures afford no idea of the real
gain that has been effected in power.
Relative to the other features, the boil
er has grown abnormally, while the
smokestack has actually diminished in
size. In the De Witt Clinton the smoke
pipe was as big as the boiler. One does
not realize what modern science has
done for this type of engine until he is
told that it has a pull of from sixteen
to thirty tons as against 919 pounds.
A locomotive built not long ago for
the Santa Fe road weighed 133% tons.
Trevethick's engine, built just a cen
tury ago, weighed five. Stephenson's
Rocket (1829) was several hundred
pounds lighter. Even between 1850
and 1800 the average weight of a pas
senger locomotive was twenty tons
and of a freight engine thirty. At the
close of the fiscal year there were in
operation in the United States 195,887
miles of track, or within 25,000 miles
of the total for North America.—New
York Herald.
Men and Women aa Eaters.
In a small west side restaurant the
bill of fare Is headed by this notice:
"Regular dinner—Men, 25 cents; wo
men, 15 cents."
"How is this?" asked a chance cus
tomer. "You charge us fellows 10
cents more for a meal than you do the
women. What have we done that we
should be discriminated against?"
"You eat more," was the plain re
joinder. "It doesn't cost nearly as
much to feed the average woman as
the average man, but we are the first
concern in this part of the town that
has been brave enough to say so. Many
foreign restaurants have recognized
that fact and have regulated their
charges accordingly. Boarding houses,
too, are well acquainted with the mas
culine appetite and satisfy its longings
at a premium."—New York Post.
The LiiMt Red Contii.
The last troops of the British army
have left Halifax for home. The event
is a step in the evolution of the rela
tions of motherland and colony that
will create some feelings of regret.
The presence of British regiments long
ago ceased to be necessary in Canada,
It is true, either from an imperial or a
colonial point of view. The departed
corps will doubtless fill a more im
portant place in the scheme of general
defense in their new stations, and
Canada should be able to care for her
own strategic positions. Yet the de
parture. breaking a chain of service
that has lasted nearly a century and a
half, will to many seem like breaking
a link in another chain. It will be
long before those who hastened it will
get much credit for their work.—Mont
real Gazette.
CooklnK a Gooae.
The cooks in the best Hebrew and
Roumanian restaurants on New York's
east side are practically unsurpassed
in the art of cooking a goose. When
roasting the bird, instead of filling it
with dried crumbs and herbs they stuff
it with dried apricots or prunes that
have been thoroughly freshened by
standing in water. No spices or other
condiments are added, and, while it is
probable that more geese are cooked
in that way in New York than in any
other fashion, epicures are Just begin
ning to talk about the fact as if it was
a new discovery. Therein is a hint for
those who desire to improve the do
mestic cuisine.—New York Globe.
Thla la Called "Sport."
Here is a story which shows the real
sport of ballooning. Dr. Suring and
Mr. Bersen of Berlin went up for a
high record. They reached 30,000 feet,
losing consciousness for brief intervals,
then on to 33,790, when one of them
could not be aroused from an attack
of unconsciousness. The other, open
ing the valve, also became unconscious,
and neither recovered his senses till
the balloon had dropped to 10.000 feet.
Our Aluminlnm Output.
According to the recently published
report of tlie United States geological
survey for l!H>4. the production of alu
minium in the United States has in
creased nearly tenfold in as many
years. The output of 1904 was B.ooo*.
000 pounds as compared with 7.i>00.000
pounds in 1903 and 1.300.000 pounds iu
1902. The industry dates its beginning
from ISS3. in which year the produc
tion was eighty-three pounds.
The Parson's Sermon
On P&n&mft. C&naJ
wf| RUDRIN. doan' be lak de Punny
m\ ma canal—doan' be lak d«
slough ob despond! Git up an'
be de pool ob Saloam! Who Is dew
yere dat's a Punnyma? Who Is dere
yere wut's lyln' down a-waltln' fo
somebody fo' ter come along an' build
dey character? Rise up an' grab dat
shovel! Sling de mud right an' lef
Dig de evil out'n yo'se'f, but leave de
clear, pure watah behln'! Git read;
fo' ter be navigated by good thoughts
an' noble deeds! Open up yo'r arms an'
pusses an' pay de preachah wut yo
owe him, 'cause he can't live widout it'
Be upright an' hones'! Be clean an'
wholesome lak a newborn calf! Den,
an' not till den, kin yo' stan' up fit fo'
glory. Den. an' not till den, kin yo'
pass ter de great beyou'! Den, an' nol
till den, kin yo' look down at dat awfuJ
Isthmus an' say wid de po'ts, 'Dere she
is, onbuilt yit!' Laz'ruz done lef d«
busom ob Abraham. De streets ot
gold is mos' wored out. Eternity he 2
done begun, but still dat canal ain'l
bin started yit. Rise up an' go tei
heaben! Git a reserve seat, whar yo'
kin watch dat work froo all de en'less
ages. Buil' yo'se'f fus' an' watch after
ward. Brudrin, doan' be a Punnyma
Amen!"— Judge.
When Knighthood Wti In Flower.
As Pat O'Hoolihan was walking
down Broadway he was accosted by a
distinguished looking stranger who
wished to know the quickest way to
the city hall. Pat told him and then
Inquired cheerfully, "And who might
ye be?"
"I," said the stranger, drawing him
self up proudly, "am the Hon. John
Kenneth Edgerton of London, Knight
of the Garter, Knight of the Bath,
Knight of Malta, Knight of the Golden
Fleece, Knight of St. John, Knight of
tho Royal Legion and of the Iron
Cross. And whom have I the honor of
addressing?"
Pat was staggered for a moment.
Then he In turn raised his head proud
ly and replied, "Ye have the honor of
addhressln' Patrick O'Hoolihan of Ho
boken tonight, lasht night, night before
lasht, night before that, tomorrow
night an' ivery other dom night in the
wake."—Woman's Home Companion.
Knew Herself.
Stranger (at the door)—I am trying
to find a lady whose married name I
hare forgotten, but I know she lives
In this neighborhood. She Is a woman
easily described, and perhaps you know
her—a singularly beautiful creature,
with pink and white complexion, sea
shell ears, lovely eyes and hair such
as a goddess might envy.
Servant—Really, sir, I don't know—
Voice (from head of stairs)— Jane, tell
the gentleman I'll be down In a min
ute.—New York Weekly.
l'n romantic.
"I could dance this way forever."
"I hope you won't. You get terribly
out of step half the time."—Chicago
Tribune.
Couldn't Keep a Secret.
Mother (impatiently)— You have been
very naughty today, Juanlta. I shall
have to tell your father when be comes
hotne.
Juanlta (aged seven)— That's the wo
man of it! You never can keep any
thing to yourself.—Translated From
Paris Nota Final.
Bully Answered.
Ragson Tatters—lf yer go In dat yard
yer ll'ble ter git bit be a bulldog, an'
If yer go In dat one yer'll git bit be a
bloodhound. Would yer radder have a
bulldog bite yer or a bloodhound?
Weary Walker—Rather have It bite
the bloodhound, of course.—Cleveland
Leader.
Mrs. Subbubs—Our old cook Is to be
married this week, John. I think wo
ought to remember her with a present.
Mr. Snbbubs—Huh! The most kindly
way for us to remember her with a
present is to forget the past—Phila
delphia Press.
A Consistent Admirer.
"And you are an advocate of spelling
reform ?"
"Yes. I was always an admirer of
Josh Billings, and I would like to gee
his ideas of spelling vindicated."—
Washington Star.
Setting an Example.
What's the use
O' bein' glum?
Perk your head up.;
Whistle some!
Hear the mockbird
On that limb!
Go an' pattern
After him.
—Houston Post.
THE EVEN
NG STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON.
fBREVmESi
THE HALL OF FAME.
A walnut tree and a pecan tree have
been planted on the grave of Governor
I. S. Hogg, In compliance with his dy
ing request.
Harry N. Rosch, for eight years a
private secretary to James G. Blaine,
Is now living a hermit's life in a log
cabin near Winmac, Ind.
City Marshal Talcott of Hartford,
Conn., has an old Dutch ladle which is
believed to have once been the property
Of John Haynes, who was governor of
Connecticut in 1039.
Colonel Mosby, the famous Confed
erate raider, is writing his autobiogra
phy. He has for a long time filled an
important position in the department
of justice in Washington.
Count Benckendorf, the Russian am
bassador at London, might have made
a comfortable living, with his brush.
Years ago he studied painting in Italy
and achieved considerable success.
M. Loubet, the recently retired presi
dent of France, had the trick of shrug
ging his right shoulder and at the same
time smoothing the front of his coat
with his right hand when in deep
thought
James J. McXally, horseshoer, has
had a unique sign placed in front of his
shop at Bristol, Conn. The letters are
made from horseshoes, many of which
were worn by distinguished trotters
and pacers.
Daniel W. Fowler, inquiry clerk in
the Milwaukee postolfice, has been half
a century in the postal service. Mr.
Fowler was born in a log cabin which
stood near what is now the western
limit of Milwaukee.
Lord liadstock, although a peer of the
realm, is not a lord of parliament. He
is an Irish peer, the title having been
conferred on his grandfather, a distin
guished admiral, who won a naval vic
tory off the coast of Lagos In 1797.
John B. Bledsoe has been elected su
perintendent of the Maryland School
For the Blind. He has made the in
struction of the blind a careful study
and has written a fine thesis entitled,
"The Education of the Blind In the
United States."
Frank A. Millett of Mechanic Falls,
Me., witnessed the funeral of President
Lincoln at Washington in 1865. He was
at the time serving in the Fourth Mas
sachusetts heavy artillery. Mr. Millett
also saw the burning of the Smithso
nian institution.
E. S. Curtis of Washington has been
making an exhaustive study in photog
raphy of the American Indian. He has
been working at it for many years. It
is expected that the United States gov
ernment will ultimately get his pic
tures and exhibit them.
Among the maxims upon which Mar
shall Field built up his commercial ca
reer were these: Never give a note.
Never buy a share of stock on margin.
Do not speculate. Do not borrow. Do
not incumber a business with mort
gages. Do business on a cash basis.
EDITORIAL FLINGS.
If Rockefeller loans $200,000,000 to
Russia we know who will own Russia
a few years hence.—Chicago News.
Miss Alice Roosevelt was the twelfth
White House bride. The next one will
have to cast aside all superstition or
be married in church.—Philadelphia
Telegraph.
Scientists have discovered that an
Alaskan glacier is moving at the I'ate
of two inches a year. Let's match it
for a ten years' race against the Pan
ama canal.—Denver News.
By the time Dr. Wiley gets through
telling what he knows about whisky
the committee before whom he has
been appearing will be ready for the
gold cure.—Washington Post.
An editor in Spain has been sent to
jail for insulting the king. If this sys
tem of leze majesty prevailed here
about every other newspaper would
be edited from a penitentiary.—Balti
more American.
MODES OF THE MOMENT.
Foulards, voiles and other loosely
woven fabrics will be again in favor.
Pastel colored broadcloths trimmed
simply with wide white silk braid
make charming evening cloaks.
Some of the newer lace robes are be
ing made in deep coffee shades, and
for these the Ideal foundation is white
satin.
A feature of the new waist models Is
the embroidered yoke which appears in
the back as well as in the front. In con
trast to last year's yoke, which was
seen only in the front.
Etons cut in rounded effect to de
scribe fitted bodices are among the
new features of fashions, and they
have charming vests and revers of
broderie anglaise worked upon silk.—
New York Globe.
PITH AND POINT.
Fame at the cost of honor is dearly
bought
Too many i»eople are like cider—they
become sour with age.
If you have talent for criticism, don't
fail to use it on yourself.
He who is able to hold his tongue Is
arare to sidetrack a lot of trouble.
Many a man who can't trust himself
expects the grocer and butcher to trust
him.
Did you ever notice that the size of
trouble depends on whether it is com
ing or going?
Sometimes a man is unable to make
both ends meet because he keeps them
beaded in opposite directions.—Chicago
News.
EASY WASH DAY.
m« Weekly Laaadry Work Heed Hat
Be Sack • Kacaboo.
Never use any lime or other alkaline
powders on your clothes, or you will
speedily find hundreds of small holes
appearing in them, where the caustic
Chemicals hare eaten the fabric.
The various so called naphtha soaps
on the market are excellent for cleans
ing the clothes without much rubbing,
according as the soaps are honestly
made by reputable manufacturers. Get
a good naphtha soap, bearing the brand
ot a standard maker. Follow strictly
the directions about using only cold or
lukewarm water for the soaking and
washing. For the thorough after rins
ing the water may be as hot as one
wishes. Directions on the wrapper of
the soaps say to soak the clothes half
an hour, but they may remain in the
water all night without any harm, and
it is usually more convenient to put
them to soak the evening before wash
day. If the soap is what it purports to
be the clothes will need comparatively
little rubbing, and the whitest of them
will need no boiling.
Kerosene as a Cleanser.
A remarkable purifying agent is ker
osene, in the family wash as else
where. When you use kerosene tc
make the washing easy you boil the
clothes, following these directions
Fill your wash boiler nearly full ol
cold water and put it over the fire.
Shave down a cake of soap or less, ac
cording to the size of the boiler. If the
boiler holds ten gallons of water, use ti
pound cake of soap. If it holds six gal
lons, shave into bits three-fifths of the
soap cake. You can judge by your eye
how much to use. Stir the soap shavings
Into the water and let it come to the
boil. Do not use the naphtha soaps
for this purpose, but just common soap
When the water boils pour into it a
tablespoonful of kerosene if your wash
boiler holds ten gallons; If six gallons,
not quite three-quarters of a table
spoonful. More will be a waste ano
possibly may leave an odor upon the
! clothes. You will see the drops of oil
J upon the water. Stir them into It. Lel
the oil and soap water become thor
oughly mixed, then clap in youx
clothes, the whitest and cleanest first
They need no previous soaking or prep
aration. Let the first lot boil brisklj
for from twenty minutes to half at
hour, then take them out and put tht
second batch Into the same water and
boil It accordingly. The more stained
and soiled the garments are the longei
they will need to boil.
Sometimes there is a third boiling.
In that case it is well to add more wa
ter, soap shavings and kerosene. While
the second batch is boiling you may bt
rinsing the first lot. It Is of the utmost
Importance that garments thus chemi-
THE MERRY WASH MAIDEN.
cally cleansed with kerosene be thor
oughly rinsed. They need usually
three rinse waters to mechanically dis
lodge any «llrt particles. The first rins
ing may b« done with the washboard,
nibbing lightly. By this use of kero
sene the weekly wash can be put out
In half the time and with half the
weariness of the old way. The clothes
will be dazzling white. Soiled colored
garments may be boiled in the mixture
after the white clothes have been tak
en out and will be the cleaner for It.
Rinsing Clothes.
When you see alleged white gar
ments that are of a dull gray color, like
the sheets of a London lodging house
bed, you may know that, however well
they have been washed, the laundress
did not half rinse them. The average
laundress is a grievous sinner in this
respect. Often the clothes she puts
through her bands smell of soap even
after they have been dried and ironed.
Abundance of rinse water must be
used. There mu?+ be two rinsings if
clothes are to look as they should.
Many laundresses use far too much
bluing in their rinse water also.
Laundry Conveniences.
Of course every even halfway well
regulated family now has its clothes
wringer, which saves knuckles and
finger joints and the laundress*
strength as well as the garments them
selves. Where possible there should be
separate from the kitchen a laundry
with its own stove, wash bench and
Ironing table. There ought to be a
small ironing board as well as the
large skirt board. Men folk must see
that there are plenty of good strong
clothes poles and clothesline posts.
LETITIA WARREN.
THE STATESMAN
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