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ADDITIONAL EDITORIAL. PITIFUL. BOXER FIASCO. Never was there a more complete fiasco than the Boxer attack upon En gineer Thomson. Last evening's little dodger announced as a positive fact that the council in executive session the night before had agreed "that if he (Thomson) did not resign, he would be dismissed from participating further in the pipe line construction, provid ing that the engineer's contract was such that this course of action could be taken without endangering the city in grave legal complications." Some practical joker must have pur posely misled the little dodger as to what occurred at the executive session of the council, for otherwise it is hard ly conceivable how a newspaper could have been led into making a statement so absolutely without foundation. The dodger in its account of Thursday night's council meeting represented Engineer Thomsin as a weak, cringing, trembling individual cowering before his accusers and begging for mercy. In fact he was master of the situation from the start and any fair-minded citizen who attended last night's coun cil meeting must admit that all the cringing was done by the Boxer coun cil men. When one of them ventured to ask Mr. Thomson a question, it was with a meek apology to the effect that the question was asked to satisfy the curiosity of some citizen who had propounded it to the councilman. In order to save some little sem blonce of their dignity the Boxer coun cilmen had a resolution adopted for bidding any further changes in the contract with the National Wood Pipe company without the consent of the council. It is now proved beyond question that the changes made by En gineer Thomson were made with the knowledge and consent of the council, unless the councilmen were asleep, for the contract was read in open coun cil and that body ordered the mayor and clerk to sign It. The crowd that assembled at the council chamber last night to witness the downfall of Engineer Thomson was doomed to disappontment. The collapse of the Boxer program was so complete that it was almost pitiful. Thomson turned the tables on the Katzenjammer kids of the council and they were utterly at his mercy. And all this was so different from the de nouement predicted by the little even ing dodger, which exhausted its vocab ulary yesterday evening in heaping abuse upon Thomson and picturing his utter defeat and discomfiture at the hands of the triumphant Boxers. "Oh, What a fall was there, my country men!"—but it was not Thomson who fell, but his accusers. BIGOTED ATTACK UPON FATHER YORK. Nobody in Walla Walla who knows anything of Father Peter York of Oak land. California, gives any credence to the charge made against him by the relief committee at Oakland to the ef fect that he has made improper use of funds intrusted to his care for the re lief of refugees from San Francisco. The charge is undoubtedly due to per sonal enmity and religious bigotry. Father York is one of the ablest and most respected men in the Catholic priesthood of America. His preemin ent ability is almost sure to make him one of the highest dignitaries of the CHESTERFIELD HERE Mind-Reader and Palmist in Town, Will Remain a Few Days. Grant Chesterfield, the mind reader and palmist arrived in Walla Walla this morning and has secured quarters at the Bse Hive rooming house, corner Ist and Main streets where he will give private readings in palmis try. If press notices are to be relied upon his inexplicable powers are growing stronger year after year. It is said that by examining your palms he tells the condition of your health, what ails you and whether or not you can be cured; if you will soon make business changes; if your home life is or will be happy; if you will be fortunate in love affairs; if you will travel: if you will meet your obligations. Prof. Chesterfield came from Port land where he has given over 3.000 private readings. He re mains but a few days. Catholic church before many years. Father York has not only given his time and services to the work of relief, but he has also given most liberally of his private means. This fact inten sifies the injustice of the committee's action. The Statesman received the Oakland dispatch as a part of its regular news service but it has no sympathy with the attack made upon Father York by narrow-minded mem bers of the Oakland relief committee. That he will be completely vindicated we have not a shadow of a doubt. NOTICE TO EAGLES. All members of Walla Walla Aerie of Eagles are hereby notified to at tend memorial services at Eagles hall tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. Wives of members and friends are cordially invited to attend such ser vices. COMMITTEE'. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. Word was received in Walla Walla today of the death of Mrs. J. R. Lamb, wife of Rev. Lamb, formerly pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian ChUrch of Walla Walla, which occurred' at Prescott this morning. Mrs. Lamb had been in poor health for some, time. The remains will be taken east for in terment. Alonzo Macey, well known in Walla Walla, was adjudged insane in Judge Brents court this morning and ordered committed to the Steilacoom asylum. During the examination, Macey be came angered at his brother, Dave Macey and struck him a blow in the face, knocking him down. The affair created quite a sensation in the court room. Mr. Macey was slightly in jured. P. J. Wright, a well known railroad engineer was brought to St. Mary's hospital from Starbuck this morning to be treated for chronic heart trouble. William Lathrop, secertary of the Natural Oil & Development company will leave this evening for the Two Medicine district in Montana to look after the company's oil properties in that vicinity. Mr. Lathrop will extend his trip to St. Paul and other east ern cities before returning to Walla Walla. He expects to be absent about three weeks. LOST—BETWEEN BIRCH AND AL der streets, pair of spectacles. Re turn to 136 corner Alder and Mer riam streets. Light! Up the Stomach. A wonderful substance named "wis muth" is now employed by Berlin doc tors to light up human stomachs. Wis muth is introduced into the stomach with the ordinary food, and when enough of it has been consumed the stomach is flooded by a sea of light. Professor Holzknecht, radiology ex pert of the Vienna university, has con ducted some highly interesting experi ments with wismuth before the med ical society. He showed, above all, that 20 per cent of all human stomachs are not constructed in sac form, but in the form of a pipe or leather bottle. The lighting up of the stomach the lec turer regards as a great advance in the treatment of stomach diseases. The new method is particularly of value in the treatment of cancer of the stomach. How Tit in km Smell. Gas is the fundamental basis of the sense of smell, says Dr. John Aitken, F. 11. S„ according to the Scientific American. Berthelot says that one one-hundredth of a quadrillionth of a gram of musk can be detected by the nose. Dr. Aitken has found that of twenty-four odorous substances inves tigated not one gave off its perfume in solid particles; nothing but gases and vapors escaped from any of them. How to Poliab a Table. To pclish the dining table take a quarter of a pound of beeswax (the unbleached will do) and have ready a piece of carpet a quarter of a yard square, lined with a piece of cloth and padded, says the New York Globe. Hold the wax before a fire and as It melts coat the cloth well with it and while yet warm begin to rub the table briskly. Rub for a quarter of an hour. How to Care \enralgta, The best relief for neuralgia is some thing that will enrich the blood and tone up the nerves. Cod liver oil is Qftcn a cure for those racking pains in Bie head that make life a burden to some of us when wintry winds blow. How to Dnit Carved Fnrnltare. There is no better way of dusting carved furniture than with a painter** brush. This will peuetrate all the lit tle crannies which would not be touch ed by the ordinary dusting-brush. How to Keep Soap. To keep soup let it remain covered with a coating of fat. as this excludes the air and helps to preserve the stock. If the soup has no fat use clarified dripping for this purpose. How to Clean Mother-of-pearl. In cleaning mother-of-pearl rub It with fine powdered pumice and water and polish with rotten stone moistened with dilute sulphuric acid applied with a soft cork. WOOLGROWEKS IRE COIRK Will Meet the Boosters oo Die mond Tomorrow. PARKES WILL PITCH FOR THE LOCALS GOOD, FAST, CLEAN GAME IS PRE DICTED BY THE LOCAL FANS. The baseball team from Pendleton, which has been named the Wool- growers, will invade the camp' of the Boosters tomorrow afternoon and make an effort to show the Walla Walla lads how to play the national game. The visiting team will be composed of a fat bunch of balltossers and the lo cal nine will have to look well to their laurels. Manager Tempany announced this morning that his men were in the best of condition and it was his hope to give the fans as good a game as that played with Whitman Wednesday afternoon. Parkes is scheduled to do the box work and he says his arm is in the best of shape. Yates, the fast third baseman for ttie Walla Walla team, has recovered from the injury received Wednesday and will be in the game again tomorrow. While the Pendleton people have not yet got very warm over baseball it is expected that quite a bunch of fans from the Oregon town will journey to Walla Walla tomorrow to witness the game. Tomorrow's game will be called at 2:30 o'clock and Frand Breed will hold the indicator. Benefit Game. Much interest is being taken in the benefit game to be played next week by the Boosters and the Pullman team. Tickets for the game are selling fast " 20-Mule Team " Borax will wash colorcd fabrics with out causing the colors to run, flannels without shrink ing, cleanse blankets, table, bed, and personal linen, center pieces embroidered in colors, woolen goods; in fact, every article or fabric that requires perfect hygienic washing. All dealers. Free sample and illustrated booklet for dealer's name and 5c in stamps. Address Pacific Coast Borax Co., San Francisco. Cal. Four Men-Thaf s All THE HELP YOU NEED TO OPERATE HAINES HOUSER Side-hill combined Harvesters. Put your grain in the sack for 4 cents a bushel. Inspect our new sample Junior which we are setting up today. The Houser 6 Haines Manufac turing Company 606 West Main Street WALLA WALLA THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA. WASHINGTON. and a large crowd is expected. Pullman is one of .the best teams in Eastern Washington and made a better show ing against the Spokane leaguers than any other of the clubs that went up against Stanley's Indians. The man- agers of the Walla Walla Association in explanation of the price for the game, 50 cents, announced this morning that they had placed the admission at this figure, believing that it would be better to ask the people to pur chase tickets in preference to request ing a donation to help out the associa tion in its efforts to give the public good ball. • The game between the preachers and school teachers which is scheduled for Monday afternoon, promises to be a much better contest than that played by the men of the cloth and the physi cians last week. The pedagogues all know how to play the game, they promise the "Jawbones" that they will not have another walkover. Mrs. Duke Stays Away. NEWARK, N. J., May s—Develop ments in the divorce suit brought by James B. Duke, millionaire head of the tobacco trust, before Vice-Chancellor Pinney, are sensational in the ex treme, showing the constant compan ionship of Mrs. Lillian Annette Duke and Major Frank T. Huntoon, in Mrs. Duke's house during the absence of Mr. Duke in Europe. Following the testimony of Nellie Sands, another maid, Louise Bender son, testified that Major Huntoon and Mrs. Duke dined together every night. Huntoon was assiduous in his atten tions. Mrs. Duke was not present when the trial was resumed yesterday. The report that she was ill provoked a sharp verbal outbreak between coun sel. All kinds of string instruments fpr summer outings at Stanleys Music House, 23 Main street. Meet Hie at the Walla Walla Bowl ing Alleys and develop your muscles. 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. LIFE OF A SILK HAT WITH CARE ONE MAY BE MADE TC LAST A HUNDRED YEARS. And It Cam Be Made Over and Or*r Acala H Long m the Frame Hold* Together — How Its Twenty-nine Piece* Are Molded Into One. "Actors use up the old silk hats," said the hatter. "Actors 7' asked the listener. "Actors," said the hatter, pausing in the act of lifting a chunk of iron out of the stove and dropping It In the hol low flatlron he carried. "Actors —I mean variety actors, of course. They need them in their business. Haven't you ever wondered where all the old silk hats come from when you've seen the comedians kicking each other's tiles all over the stage? Well, such places as mine supply them. "It takes a good many years to wear out a silk hat With proper care they'll last to be a hundred years old. Of course before that time the silk will turn red on top, where it is exposed to the sun, but that redness can be over come for a time. You can make over a silk hat so long as the frame holds together. "There are twenty-nine pieces in a silk hat. They are the brim, which is in four pieces; the silk lining, in two; the foundation, in two; the gossamer tips between—there are two of these also; the two coverings for the side crown, the two for the tips, the three pieces of plush, the three rubbers, the underbrim, one piece; the two pieces of the band and binding, the leather, one piece; the bow braid, one piece; the label, one piece; the eyelets, two of them; the sticker, or piece of court plaster, joining the sweatband together in the back. "Cotton cloth is the foundation of the silk hat. It is stiffened with shellac cut with ammonia and hot water. The cloth is cut up in strips, cut on the bias, and then stretched on the block in four thicknesses, one thickness be ing stretched and permitted to dry be fore another is put on. The lining is put in first, the cloth being stretched over that, and then, after it has been permitted to dry, it is ironed on the block, powdered gum demur being dusted on to prevent the iron from sticking to the cloth soaked in shellac. "The block is in five pieces, the cen ter, the two sides and tbe two ends, which are removed in this order when tbe cloth body has dried in shape. The leading makers get out their hats on the block they adopt for the style of the season, and block makers then imi tate this block until any hatter may buy from a New York or Boston block maker the season's latest block at a reasonable price. "The block is then removed from the shellac cloth shell, and a doffer is in serted to stretch the hat to the required size, the block being a trifle small. This doffer is simply a felt shape, which fits closely to the block, and thus puts a thickness of felt between the hat and the block. The hat is iron ed as soon as the doffer is Inserted, this melting the shellac and permitting the cloth shell to adapt itself to the changed conditions. After the ironing it is covered with a coat of shellac varnish, for which the hatter now has to pay $5 a quart. When it is dry again the silk plush is put on with a hot iron, steamed on, in fact. "This plush comes in rolls like any other and is sold by the yard. It is cut in strips seven inches wide for the crown and two and one-half inches for the brim. The top piece having been cut out, it is sewed to the crown piece and is then put on the cloth shell. Once on the plush nap is turned back at the Joint, cut off and stuck on and then brushed back, which makes a joining so neat that it is almost impossible to detect. "The hat is put on a potance block and potanced, which means simply that it is hung on a round block of cloth covered wood which rests on an el bow iron at the hatter's bench and is finished over again, after having al ready been finished with a hot iron and plenty of elbow grease. The edge of the brim is curled, the hat is trimmed, bound, the leather sweatband is in serted, and then it is ironed again un til it shines like glass. After that it is ready to wear. "It may be made over whenever the change in the modes is great enough to make this seem desirable, and when it gets too dirty it may be washed by the hatter and thus thoroughly cleans ed. When he makes it over he strips the plush from the frame and starts at the beginning again, just as for a new hat, with this exception, that he has the groundwork and has simply to shape it again. If any piece of the silk looks worn he will replace it so deftly that one may not be detected from the other, and thus the silk hat may be said never to wear out."— Providence Journal. Honey mm m Pood. Honey is one of the most nutritious of foods. "A land flowing with milk and honey" meant a great deal to the weary travelers in the desert. Give the children all the bread and batter and honey that they will eat once a day, and they will never get sick and sur feited from too much sweet, as they would if they ate the same amount of jam. Strained honey with one-fourth lemon juice taken in teaspoonful doses every hour is a splendid remedy tor a cold, cough or any throat trouble; Tak en in hot milk it is said to be an inval uable aid in pulmonary troubles. Both Were Ported. Stockbroker (to his future son-in-law) — I've been making inquiries about you. Gayboy—And I about you. Stock broker—Oh, you have! Then we'll twik about something else. ====== THE - KEYLOR GRAND JOHN B. CATRON. Mgr. THREE WEEKS OF STOCK STARTING SUNDAY. MAY 6 •THE- Peoples' Theatre Co.. Sun. Night The Parish Priest New Play Each Night. High Class Vaudeville Between Acts. Ten Dollars Given to Amateurs Every Friday Night. SEATS NOW ON SALE. PRICES 10c 20c 30c CULTURE OF FERNS. Bow to Water, Fertilise and l'of Them. Few need to be told of the Infinite variety and beauty of form and exqui site shades and tints which are to be found in the fern class of plants. One cannot here go into details as to the management of each species, but for tunately the chief points in fern cul ture do not differ materially, says the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. One of the essentials is a good supply of water, and to enable the soil to with stand the effects of frequent watering without being turned sour all pots or other receptacles should be exception ally well drained and the soil itself made extremely porous. A frequent cause of disaster to ferns of delicate root action is overpotting and using 100 deep a body of soil in the pots. A good depth of soil may be suit able for some of the strong growing pterises. but for delicate adiantums and ail ferns that spread themselves by creeping, as rhizomes, it is especially wrong to pot or plant in a big body of soil, for with these the soil is merely a medium through which the necessary moisture is conducted to the plants, and if too much is used it is soon ren dered unfit to perform its work, and the roots die out. All potting should be carried otft in spring just as the new fronds of the year are about to appear. In splitting plants be careful that each division in well provided with roots and crown, so that thej' will soon make a good and shapely plant. The soil used in pottiug may be half fibrous loain, broken up as roughly as can be used, with leaf mold, earth and sand in equal proportions. The whole should be incorporated with finely bro ken brick or charcoal. Fefns may be raised from spores, the operation being a somewhat delicate one. Shallow pans should be filled with rocks, and on these should be placed a few thin layers of lumpy soil. Press the soil flat, watering well, and then place over the surface a few fronds which are well supplied with ripe brown spores. The pan should be placed in a damp and shady corner and covered with a sheet of glass. This may be watered by partly immers ing the pan. taking care not to let the water rise to the level of the surface. Rhizomatous ferns may be increased by securing a lump of soil to the rhizome nenr the end and severing this portion when a root has formed. In spring fertilize ferns at least once a week with tone meal; the washings of a bird cage is also good fdr them. They should be bathed occasionally In tepid water. They require but little sunlight. Treated in this way the ferns will grow majestically. How to PrelerTe Cut Flowcri, A florist of many years' experience gives the following recipe for preserv ing bouquets, says the Chicago News: "When you receive a bouquet sprinkle It lightly with fresh water; then put It Into a vessel containing some soap suds, which nourish the roots and keep the flowers as bright as new. Take a bouquet out of the suds every morning and lay It sidewise In fresh water, the stock entering first into the water. Keep It there a minute or two, then take It out and sprinkle the flowers lightly with pure water. Replace the bouquet in the soapsuds, and the flow ers will bloom as fresh as when first gathered. The soapsuds need to be changed every third day. By observ ing these rules a bouquet can be kept bright and beautiful for at least a month and will last still longer In a very passable Row to Clean Fine Glass. Fine glass needs constant care. For cleansing purposes, says the New York Globe, a small quantity of muriatic acid may be poured into glasses that have become discolored. After allow ing the acid to remain a short time fill up the glasses with water. They will soon become bright and c.ear. Potato parings may be utilized for cleaning glass to great advantage. Place tht. parings in a dish uid allow |n remain four or flv» isours, then wash the dish with warm soapsuds. Wipe the dish dry as soon as washed. A stiff brush may be used if dust has collected in the cat glass. SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1906 Keylor Grand I Itheatre John B..Catron, Manager. Week Commencing SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Oliver J. Eckhardt Presents Friday, May A—Saturday, May 5 "AFTER THE BALL" - HEW SPECIALTIES EACH NI6HT - IOC - 20c - 30c Keylor (Grand I Itheatre t J. B. CATRON, Manager. HON. EVE, MAY 7 THE KATZEHJAMMER PICNIC Directed by CLARA LOUISE THOMPSON AUSPICES OF THE ELKS' LODGE 70 PEOPLE 70 Specialties—Novel Dances — Grand Egyptian Ballet. Just a Big Bunch of Fun. Sure Cure for the Blues. DELICIOUS ICE CREAM Absolutely pure and free from all adulterations. PURE ICE CREAM SHERBETS COLLEGE ICES V We solicit special orders. Orders for Parties, Banquets, Etc. Rogers-Hoswell Company A Good Dinner. Will be served at the new Garden City House next Sunday. Two o'clock to four o'clock p. m. at 21 West Poplar street; three minutes' walk from post office. Largest dining rooms in the city. Walla Walla band In attendance. Pianos to rent at all times, at Stan ley's Music House. Don't miss the Katxenjammer Picnic.