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STATESMAN COMPANY'S RULING AND BOOK BINDING DEPARTMENT ♦ Strictly first-Class Binding, Strictly First-Class Ruling, Blank Books on Short Notice. Bring in Your Work; an Estimate Will Cost You Nothing. * \ Up-to-Date Commercial Printing of All Kinds t Statesman Company Telephone Number 123 ** Telephone Number 123 TINYSLOOP'S LONG RACE To Compete In First Contest Over the Pacific Ocean. SHE WILL REPRESENT HAWAII La Pnloiun, Which Will Race From San Francikco to Honolulu. Could Be Carried on Deck of Big Yachts. Oivnem of Competing Craft and Their Guest* to lie itoyally Enter- taiucd by Hawaiian*. On tiie high seas, between Honolulu Hud Snn Francisco, is a small sloop wendin, r licr way across the Pacific to try to race back to Hawaii with the greatest yachting laurels of the west ern ocean, says the New York World. She is l.a Paloma. owned by Charles W. McFarlane of the Hawaii Yacht club. When the ocean race from the Gold en Gate to the famous islands far out in tiie Pacific was projected Ilawaii ans saw a chance for a great sporting victory on the sea. and a craft was sought to represent theuf. There was La Paloma, which had won race after race at home. But could she stand the stress of 2.1U0 miles of seaV Her own er thought so and entered her in the race. Yachtsmen on this side of the conti nent would ridicule the idea of so small a craft attempting such a voy age, especially in racing trim. She is a mere pygmy compared with the great Atlantic, which won the ocean race from Sandy Hook to the Lizard last May. and could be carried on the decks of most of the vessels in that contest. But she is a seaworthy little craft and despite her size is worrying the Cali fornia yachtsmen, who are not sure but the honor of winning the first yacht race across the Pacific will go to the little boat and her daring owner. Commodore H. 11. Siuciair of the Sau Francisco Yacht club was the first to realize the possibilities of the prize going away from the coast and enter ed his schooner Lurline in the contest. On her are based the hopes of the Cali fornia yachtsmen. There is another yacht in the race, however, which those in the east be lieve will prove faster than all the others. She is the Anemone, owned by C. L Tutts. She will fly the flag of the New York Yacht club. John Mur ray Mitchell was her former owner. She is an auxiliary with ketch rig. of 88.10 net tons and 112 feet over all. Her speed under sail is only moderate, but she is a splendid sea boat. If the usually peaceful Pacific should get wrathful the Anemone would revel in it. The race, which will start from Meigg's wharf in San Francisco on May 19 and finish off Diamond Head lighthouse at Honolulu, will take the Something" New For Walla Walla contestants across tne tropical umcuaea and the Sunshine belt of the Pacific, and five entries have been attracted. Besides La Paloma, the Lurline and the Anemone, there are James V. Coleman's Aggie and Fulton G. Berry's Nixie, which will also struggle for the prize. The course the yachts will cover Is ideal. There are no fogs, bleak winds or icebergs to endanger and harass the mariners. During the month of May the trade winds almost invariably blow strong and true, with little chance of calms, and all the boats should make good runs. It will be "a wet sheet and a flowing sea, a wind that follows fast," say the coastwise sharps. On the arrival of the yachts in Hono lulu the owners and guests will be royally entertained. It is proposed to give the visitors an old time luau, or Hawaiian feast, and they will be in troduced to "poi," the Hawaiian's staff of life —fish, game, pig, bread and fruit—cooked underground. It will be the character of entertainment formal ly offered by the kings and queens of Hawaii to favored visitors. As they have some able little yachts in Hawaii, it is proposed to have a race around the island of Oahu, on which Honolulu is situated, in which the island craft can compete with the Pacific coast visitors. The distance is 120 miles, with running, reaching and beating, which will bring out the dif ferent points of sailing and make the most exciting contest ever sailed in the Islands. In this race there will be about a dozen yachts of all rigs and sizes participating. To make things even more interest ing a cup will be offered for a race to Lahaina, on the island of Maui, seven ty-flve miles from Honolulu. This Is a course up channel and requires some beating and will bring out the close hauled'work of the yachts. Another luau will be held at Lahaina. After viewing various points of interest ashore a visit to Haleakala, the largest extinct volcano, which towers over 10,- ()00 feet from the sea, the yachtsmen will embark for a run to Hilo, the city of second importance in the islands. From Hilo the sailors will journey to the greatest active volcano in the world, Kilauea. Her Verses Worth a Barrel of Floor. "Slierbie" Becker, the new mayor of Milwaukee, did not go to Harvard In vain, says the New York Press. What he learned about women when In col lege he put to good use when he ran for mayor. He got the women Inter ested in his campaign by offering prizes for various achievements. For Instance, he announced he would give a barrel of flour to the woman who would write the best "pome" embody ing reasons why he should be elected. Mrs. Eva Spaulding of the city that was made famous by a larynx lubri cating product wrote verses that ended: Now don't you, can't you, won't you sm That gift of flour should come to me? Bhe got the barrel, all right THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. COUNTESS OF SUFFOLK. American Girl Who Wedded Noble- man and Her Baby. The Countess of Suffolk, who recent ly presented her husband with a son, Is an American woman and a daughter of Levi Z. Leiter of Chicago. Her baby will some day succeed to an an cient title and a vast English estate, and when he comes of age there will doubtless be a big celebration in honoi of the event at the ancestral home, Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, in Wiltshire. In anticipation of this oc casion the Earl and Countess of Suf folk and other members of thoir re spective families repaired to the an cient brewery at Malmesbury not long THE COUNTESS OF SUFFOLK. after the arrival df the son and heir and there aided the brewmasters in the brewing of a vat. of ale which will be stored and untapped until the coming of age of the viscount. The Countess of Suffolk as Miss Daisy Leiter was a much sought young maiden when she visited her sister Lady Curzon, a few years ago, in In dia. Lord Curzon was then at tht height of his popularity as viceroy ol India, and the vicereine, as Lady Cur zon was sometimes called, was perhape even more popular than her distin guished husband. Miss Daisy and hei other sister. Miss Nancy, who accom panied her on the visit, being both rict and beautiful, naturally had many ad mirers. Among them were the Ear! of Suffolk and Major Colin Campbell, both officers on the staff of the vice roy. Sometimes the earl and some times the major was reported engaged to Miss Daisy, but the earl at last won her affections and the major won thos< of her sister. The courtship of the ear. and Miss Daisy was pursued in bott India and America, at the durbar, it the ballroom and on horseback, for th« countess is an excellent horsewoman The earl's own title is one of the old est in England, but he derives greatei glory from his connection with the house of Howard, the aristocratic •rrandeur of which is summed b* In th, ramous pnrase of the poet Pope, "al; the blood of all the" Howards." WALDORF ASTOR'S CHOICE. Yonnfc Millionaire Selected a "Gibson Girl"—The Lanehorne Sinters. When young Waldorf Astor. son 01 William Waldorf Astor, chose for his bride Mrs. Nannie Langhorne Shaw h« picked out a young lady who has oftei been called the original Gibson girl She was one of the Langhorne sisters of Richmond Va.. noted as belles foi their cleverness and beauty. One ol them married Charles Dana Gibson the artist; another became Mrs. Regi nald Brooke, while in 1897 a third. Miss Nannie, married Robert Gould Shaw, i Boston millionaire, from whom she ob tained a divorce, however, severa. years later. In creating the famous Gibson girl it is said that Charles Dans Gibson obtained many ideas from tht type of feminine loveliness represented THE FUTURE MRS. WALDORF ASTOR. in his wife and her sisters. However that may be, the young woman who has won the heart of Waldorf Astor has a handsome face and figure of the general type made familiar in the for which her brother-in-law \is famous. She is twenty-eight and Mr. Astor is about the same age. One of these days he will inherit the great er part of a fortune now estimated at something like $200,000,000. He is a lieutenant in the Life guards, the crack cavalry regiment of the British service. His father was anxious that he should marry some titled foreign young lady, and some time ago gossip connected his name with that of Princess Ena, be tween whom and himself there was a pronounced friendship, but she is now to marry the Spanish monarch, and he has chosen an American for a bride. The illness of his fiancee caused delay In the preparations for the nuptials. FOREWARNED NOT ALWAYS FOREARMED [Original.] When Uncle Doctor died—his first nasi' 1 was Adoniram, so we called him by a shorter one—he left me his bouse, in which he had lived alone since the death of his wife. Unfortunately I baa Do wife to help me make a home In It, but I concluded to occupy it alone till I could sell it. I occupied my. uncle's bedroom and was so much annoyed at naughty boys shouting up the speaking tube—close by the bed—that I thought of having it taken out. I gave up the idea 011 account of the expense. I lived alone in this way a month, when I grew tired of my solitude and resolved to rent the place. Amoug those who called to inspect the premises were two young ladies. Miss Acton and her cousin, Miss Dut ton. Miss Acton wished to rent the house for herself and her mother, while Miss Button was to live with them. Miss Acton was a tall, rather elderly girl, with a masculine voice. Miss Dut ♦on a fair haired little thing, with blue eyes and a soft voice that I have ob served usually goes with these femi nine blonds. I showed them over the house, with which Miss Acton seemed to be pleased, and when they went away she asked me not to rent it till the next day, when she would call again. The next morning, feeling indisposed after breakfast, I took my paper and threw myself on the bed. There was a ring at the doorbell, and I was about to go down to see who was there when I heard the words, "I'll bet a pound of candy I catch him within two months." The voice was Miss Acton's. I would have known It among a hundred. I waited to hear more. Something more was spoken, but in Miss Dutton's softer voice, and she doubtless stood with her back to the tube. At any rate I couldn't hear it. I kept them waiting as long as I dared, then went down and ad mitted them. Miss Acton told me that she had de cided to take the house provided I would reduce the rent, keeping for my own use any room I might select- This proposition, taken with what I had heard through the tube, interested me. I told the lady I would think the mat ter over and advise her. I made up my mind that the young lady had taken a fancy to me and had proposed to keep me in the house on purpose to win me. Had the remark come from her cousin I might have been tempted to fall an easy prey to her arts. As it was I was simply in terested in showing the girl that I was not to be caught. The next day I wrote her a note accepting her propo sition. In due time Miss Acton, her mother and her cousin moved Into the house, I keeping my bedroom. The speaking tube wnicb I had considered an an noyance I now looked upon as a means of defense against designing women. If they would only tell their secrets on my front stoop I should be always warned. Miss Actor&oon commenced her wiles. I greatly preferred her coun in on account of her native modesty and would have shown her attention, but she wouldn't permit it. I was the more drawn to her, since it was evi dent she was too honorable to interfere with Miss Acton. I confess it was rather diverting to chime in with Miss Acton's intentions toward me. x amused myself one day pretending to be very pliable, the next displaying in difference. She was very forgiving and eeemed quite content that my Jove making progressed in the main. One thing I resolved upon—l would not write her anj- loving words, nor would I speak them where I could be over beard. When, at the end of the farce, she was defeated In her game, she could not at least injure me. I took her out occasionally in the evening, but always behaved myself discreetly. One evening when my ten ants had occupied my house two months lacking one day Miss Acton told me that she had been given two tickets to the theater and. .asked If I would be her escort I consented, and we saw an attractive play wherein two desperate flirts were in constant con tention. The result was that I went home quite bewitched with the part I was playing and ready to go to any lengths with my companion. When we reached the door she would not enter till I had replied to an indirect ques tion, the only answer to which was a denial or declaration of love. I lost my head and not only told her that ) loved her devotedly, but looked for ward. to the day when I could claim her as my own. A giggle came through the speaking tube. I do not own the house Uncle Doctor left me any more. It Is owned by Miss A.cfon. The night I made my spurious proposal her cousin was wait ing in my room with her ear at the speaking tube and heard It. At the •uit.for breach of promise she did not pretend that she had seen me when I proposed marriage, but swore that a few minutes later I and her cousin had entered the house. She explained her presence In my room In this wise: When I was out she frequently went there to re&d my books. On the even ing In question she had gone there, got • book and thrown herself on my bed to read. She gave her testimony as Innocently as if she had just come out of the nursery. She carried the jury. I was obliged to sell my bouse to raise ruoney to pay the judgment and after ward found that the plaintiff had bought it the day the claim was paid, la other words, she paid for my house with the damage done her heart I am on old bachelor and lire at a clab - MABTIN V. ANDREWS. 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