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Established 1861.
Official Paper of Walla Walla County
Published by
R. C. MacLEOD, Advertising Mgr.
€nt*r*d at ths Postoffic* at Walla
* ilia, Washington as Beoond-clasa
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lishsd in Walia Walla.
The manufacture of jute bags at the
penitentiary was undertaken in the first
place because the grain producers of
eastern Washington were being op
pressed by a grain bag trust, and it
was planned to give them relief
through the employment of convicts in
labor that would not come In competi
tion with the free labor of the state.
For several years the object sought in
the establishment of the jute mill was
accomplished by a great reduction in
the price of sacks, which effected a ma
terial saving of all the grain produ
A salutary law provides that the pro
ducts of the Jute mill shall be sold only
to residents of this state, and one of
the most serious charges made against
Warden Coblents, who committed sui
cide to escape prosecution for defalca
tions brought to the attention of Gov
ernor McGraw, was that he was spec
ulating in penitentiary grain sacks and
selling many of them to residents of
Oregon. Under a recent remarkable
rulirig of Attorney General Atkinson,
however, it is declared to be legal to
sell penitentiary sacks to residents of
Washington for use In marketing
wheat which they raised on land owned
by them in Oregon. This Is directly
opposed to the view of the law taken
when Warden Coblentz was accused of
malfeasance in office, and if it is a
correct interpretation of the law, it is
high time for it to be amended by the
Formerly it was the custom to divide
the output of the penitentiary jute
mill pro rata among the farmers mak
ing application by a certain prescribed
date. This was the rule under the
Rogers administration, or at least un
der the last two years of that admin
istration. Last year, however, this
rule was abandoned by the board of
control and the rule was "first come
first served." As a result the sacks
were all disposed of long before har
vest. and farmers who were confident
ly counting on getting a supply at
the pen were astounded to learn that
they had all been promised months be
fore. Moreover, under the peculiar rul
ing of the attorney general many sacks
went across the line into Oregon, while
Washington farmers had to pay the
high price demanded for Calcutta
In explanation of this hasty sale of
the sacks without notice to farmers in
general it is only fair to say that in
the year 1904 the penitentiary sacks
were a drug on the market because of
the low price for Calcutta sacks. The
board of control may have expected
the same condition to prevail last year
and hence ordered the penitentiary out
put sold to the first men who should
apply for them.
This year, however, the price of Cal
cutta sacks is abnormally high, and it
would be a great injustice to the grain
growers of Washington not to give
them all a fair chance to buy peniten
tiary sacks. In order to do ths« tb»
pro rata system should be revived and
a date fixed after which no applications
will be received.
The Commercial club of Walla Wal
la would do the farmers of eastern
Washington and many residents of this
community a great favor by taking
up this question with the state board
of control without delay, provided con
Headquarters for Fine Diamonds
And all Kinds of Jewelry-Watch Repairing
ihe m!ariin jewelry company
JESSIE H MARTIN, Gttduata Optic u * 125 Mia Str««t
Glasses Correctly Fitted
tracts have not already been made for
the sale of the penitentiary sacks to
favored firms or individuals.
The labor movement in England has
made such marked progress in the past
few years that It threatens to over-
throw the political control of the
empire which has for ages been in the
keeping of ducal persons endowed with
an inalienable right to rule, assisted
by a few bright lawyers and lately by
a sprinkling of eminent publicists.
The present house of commons con
tains for the first time in the history
of the oldest and best known parlia
mentary body in the world a separate
labor, or, we should say in deference
to English spelling, "labour" party. It
contains but fifty members, but has an
effervescent quality quite out of pro
portion to numbers. The labor men
are up and doing all the time. They
have already taught the ministry of the
quaint hyphenated Campbell-Banner
man to jump through rings, over hur
dles and eat out of the hand. When
the attorney general brought in a bill
to give the trades unions nearly all
the earth the labor members raised
such a row in the commons that the
attorney general withdrew his bill and
went back to his bench dejected The
prime minister apologized for the doc
ument, saying that he did not see any
reason why the government should
haggle over the matter. He promised
a new bill which would make trades
union funds inviolable at law.
The landed interest stands aghast at
the temerity of labor. It sees no pres
ent hope of staying the hand of change
since the working people have the gov
ernment well in hand and are jauntily
conscious that the recent elections have
demonstrated that standing together
they have the majority of votes. The
leading newspapers, like the Times and
Mail, froth but cannot instill any re
sistant backbone into either the min
istry or tory opposition. The liberals
know how they came into power and
the tories know how they expect to
get back.
Ridicule is the only weapon left, and
this is being used unsparingly to un
mask the highhanded demands of some
of the trades unions. A recent satire
in the London Times is "A Middle
Class Diary of A. D. 1915." It depicts
graphically and with laughable exag
geration the plight of a family on
which the unions have quartered two
house painters and a paperhanger. The
head of the house has not asked for
any improvements but he is obliged to
maintain and pay these men because
the unions have sent them. The
workingmen complain of the food, whis
tle "Tannhauser" and slowly but surely
ruin the interior aspect of the house
at 2s 4d an hour. The owner is driven
almost to insanity. The family is sav
ed by the paperhanger falling in love
with Lucy, the daughter They are
married and the father is, through the
influence of the groom, admitted to the
waiters' union. His wife remodels his
clothing Into a dress suit and he begins
to practice whistling, which he believes
to be the principal business of a good
union man.
The satire is biting and has enough
of a basis of truth to give it spice.
The labor movement in England has
not lost anything by excessive modes
ty. Nor did the aristocracy while it
held power make itself common by
A man who went to hear Mark
Twain and by mistake got into the hall
where Joseph Cook was lecturing re
ported afterwards that the lecture was
funny, but not so blank funny. So one
might say of the defenses of the Stand
ard Oil company to the indictment
ment brought by the Garfield inquiry.
Nobody believes these defenses true
and yet nobody takes the absence of a
reasonable excuse for its performances
seriously. Here is a giant corporation
dealing in a monopolistic manner with
one of the necessaries of life in this
age of heightened civilization when
luxuries are momentarily passing into
the realm of necessities. It has cov
ered the country with a network of
pipe lines and refineries. Under equit
able conditions its immense plant and
its unlimited capacjty for production of
refined oil for light, heat and power
would be an unlimited boon to the peo
ple. But as the Standard Oil com
pany is organized it has become such
a menace to the public peace that the
country could almost afford to go back
to the time when petroleum was un
known and begin over again to get
out from under the clutches of an or
ganization which has violated every
natural and statutory law of the coun-
Its own admissions and the proved
accusations of others have convicted It
of practices which make the raids of
the robber barons of the middle ages
look respectable, for they at least took
the chances of physical Injury in their
robberies Yet it gets the endorsement
of smug preachers and servile college
presidents because of Its ability to give.
It bribes legislatures and the people
look upon the cats as a part of the
politics of the time. It intimidates
judges and the verbal twists of its
highly paid attorneys are quoted as
Colonic wisdom. Its managers evade
the processes of the courts and the
chief response is the publication of car
toons which represent the sheriff as
having a joke on him. The president
of the United States denounces it in a
message to congress and its vice-presi
dents set up a chorus of vituperative
counter-charges against the person of
the president, backed by a chorus of
hungry educators who hope for Its
It is time the people took a serious
view of the Standard Oil company in
its relation to the future America. Its
work Is too coarse.
We have all heard of the clergyman
who, upon reminding a young woman
parishoner that there is a sermon in
every blade of grass, was reminded,
in turn, that "grass is cut very short
at this season of the year." The ten
dency of the age, indeed, is toward
condensation. People live in flats, own
folding baby carriages, and even drink
condensed milk.# There is no reason
why sermons should not share in this
general condensing process. People
nowadays are more intellectually nim
ble. They are quicker to catch a point
and the elaboration of ideas, after
the style of the old three'decker dis
course is not required. The preacher
who knows his business can say
enough in fifteen minutes to keep one
thinking the rest of the week.
Chencellor James R. Day is a well
read, well-groomed, smug pedant, a
very big man in a very small commun
ity and conscious only of the first con
dition. He doubtless has made his life
success leaning gracefully over the
banquet tables with one hand tucked
into his coat, talking airy Christian
doctrines upon rigorous sectarian lines
and bringing tears to the eyes of sweet
old ladies with his pleas for "manly
Christianity" and more money for for
eign missions. Of course, we don't
know much about James R. Day, D.D.
To be honest, we never heard of him
until he vaulted into the spotlight re
cently with interviews and pictures. But
type. He is the kind of preacher John
D. Rockefeller approves.
Arthur A. Greene, who retired as
managing editor of the Union at the
close of last week, is a young man of
extraordinary literary ability and he
will no doubt make his mark as a
writer of fivtion and poetry. Political
writing of a controversial character is
distasteful to him and that fact prob
ably had more than anything else to
do with his retirement as editor of a
paper which is under the necessity of
taking an active part in factional poli
tics. The Statesman wishes Brother
Greene great success and prosperity
wherever he may cast his lot, and
trusts that his next line of work will be
more congenial to his ideals and talents
than that which he has just abandoned.
According to Consul Ryder's report
the president of Nicaragua has recent
ly given a most remarkable conces
sion for 10 years at $160 per year.
The concessionire is granted the right
to station an agent in its custom house
and tax exports of rubber 10 cents
a pound over and above the govern
ment tax of 5 cents. The transaction
appears a peculiar one. We could
understand it, however, if we knew at
what figure the president of Nicar
agua "commuted" his Interest in the
An amendment dr&wn by anyone rep
resenting the executive branch of the
governnfent, though it were heaven-in
spired, would not be accepted without
change by the senate. —Attorney Gen
eral Moody.
Certainly not! It would be referred
to Aldrich for improvement.
The Chicago News is asking the
legislature to pass a primary law
which will be strictly constitutional.
' This can hardly be guaranteed unless
'the courts shall be restricted in their
j review to the question whether or not
the legislators did the best they knew
| how.
Norman Hapgood agrees with Presi
dent Day that Mr. Hearst is a "danger
ous citizen." On the other hand. Mr.
Hearst does not consider himself at
all dangerous. It may take an election
to find out what the people of New
York think.
Congressman tiongworth is asking
the people of Cincinnati to forget that
it was Boss Cox who 'Introduced him
to congress and to permit him to re
turn on his own account. There seems
now more than an even chance that his
wife will be sent back by proxy.
An eastern college professor says
that men should do all the cooking.
The world has had enough of pies like
mother used to make and what it
yearns for is sausage like father used
to fry and ice cream like daddy turned
the wringer for.
An English traveler has just dis
covered that the best English is spoken
in Kentucky, that is the best Kentucky
English. Did this traveler ever run
Into any of George Ade's Indiana
French? It is said to be quite commy
ill fut.
Those aldermen of Nordhausen, Sax
ony, who passed an ordinance forbid
ding women to wear trailing skirts in
the streets will learn by consulting
their wives whether the ordinance is
valid and binding. '
Rents in Chicago have been raised 10
per cent on an average all over the
city. The excuse was that within ten
or fifteen years there will be a com
plete street car system in Chicago.
A Chicago man who undertook to up
pire a ball game between Punxsutaw
ney and Oil City is now in the hospital.
He slipped and fell against a bat in
the hands of the left fielder.
Bridgeport, Conn., reports the explo
sion there of four magazines; no names
given, but presumably Everybody's,
McClure's, the Congressional Record
and the Muck Raker.
Count Ignatieff cables that his re
ported death by bomb has not been
pulled off yet. Pending confirmation of
his denial we shall consider the count
a dead one.
When the king paid a visit to Vesu
vius an Italian nevwmper announced
that "the eruption had the honor of
being witnessed by his majesty."
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s, Bible Class
club has gone out of business, Stand
ard Oil's new press agent having rec
oginzed in it a dangerous leak.
General Kuopatkin is now demon
strating that in the hands of two men
truly great the pen is mightier than the
While in Egypt Colonel Bryan had a
heart-to-heart talk with the Sphinx
about the presidency. The result has
not been given to the press.
The Hudson Bay company was the
first trust on this continent and it was
also engaged in a skin game.
Dr. Bloomer, of Buffalo, who eats
them frequently, states that strawber
ries cause insanity.
The publication of a volume of poems
on the San Francisco disaster Is to be
With Malice Toward None.
If all the knockers of the Boosters
had any baseball Intelligence they
wouldn't swing their hammers with so
much vigor. Considering the support
they get in the way of attendance at
their games, it is the opinion of John
Henry Smith that the Boosters have
done remarkably well so far this sea
son. As to their ball playing, too, it
has been a very fine article and not in
frequently they have given exhibitions
of the national game that have been
highly creditable. The management of
the Boosters have a very good team
of ball players, everything to the con
trary. Of course, it is a team that
cannot wallop the life out of everything
it goes up against, and no one but a
typical Walla Walla back number and
pin-headed grouch would expect them
to do that. Last Saturday Tempany's
men put up a ball game that would
have been a credit to leaguers. The
attendance at the game was about sev
enty-five. The Boston team in the
American league has just experienced
eighteen straight defeats. The salaries
of the Boston players will average not
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less than 4,000 plunks for the season.
This proves that other ball nine* be
sides the local club can lose a game
occasionally. It would be interesting to
know what the knockers of the Boost
ers would be doing if they were living
in Bean Town these days.
• • •
The members of the 50,000 Club are
starting a campaign for a "heap big
time" in this city on the Fourth of
July. Help the movement along all you
can. If we are going to celebrate Inde
pendence day, celebrate it right.
• • •
For those who might not know it,
it may be said that the People's Thea
ter company, now holding down the
boards at the Keylor Grand, is a little
above the average as stock companies
go. All in the company are clean-cut
individuals and artists of not a little
ability. No idle ones are carried on
the company's pay roll. With this
company it is a case of everybody
works—even father included —for since
their stay in this city they have been
presenting a new bill every night. Be
ginning with this week five new people
have joined the show and during the
remainder of its stay here the com
pany expects to give their patrons big
value for their money. The company
features some good vaudeville turns
along with the play it puts on every
• * •
Wearing nothing but a happ? smile,
a 4-year-old boy, whose parents reside
on West Alder street, walked out of
his home yesterday morning and, even
as Adam would have done, strolled in
his childish innocence for a quarter
of an hour along the streets of' the
vicinity. Needless to say, Willie as his
name is, was monarch of all. he sur
veyed. The few mosquitoes which had
stayed out late made bold attacks, and
the flies were not unfriendly. But
Willie was happy. He stubbed his
toes occasionally, but he soothed the
hurts in a mud-puddle, and was just
proceeding to take a swim when a big
fat man, with a bigger, fatter smile,
called to him to get into something.
Willie got into the mud-puddle, and
he might have been taken for the first
born of Adam when he got out. •
Then he patrolled Sixth street for a
few minutes, perhaps in search of fig
He found none. Willie wasn't wor
ried about clothes. He was "out with
nature," in all the meaning of the term,
and when his mother caught him he
was out with something else.
The novelty of Willie's predicament
appealed to his mother and she im
posed no other punishment than to
make him put on his Buster Brown
|a(we>i Time When Ewe u4 Lank
Thrive Well.
There are situations where It Is de
sirable that lambing should be delayed
ontil grass comes. When forage and
grain are scarce and the means not at
hand to well nourish the ewe after
lambing nntll grass comes—when, in
deed, grass Is the chief asset of the
shepherd—lt is wise to time the lamb
ing so that the lambs will come at
about the same time as the grass. In
deed a lamb dropped then will make a
far better growth than one dropped
weeks earlier from a poorly nourished
ewe, half starved by Its mother be
cause she cannot give it much milk be
fore she herself has been fed, nor will
such a ewe respond in her milk flow
to green grass as she would did her
lamb come after grass has started
anew in her veins a vigorous coursing
of the vital fluid.
It is most wise, however, to see to it
that these late lambing ewes are
strengthened by some supplementary
feeding before the lambs appear. A
little grain feed then will repay its
cost several times. The shepherd who
lambs on grass may have the lamb
crop all born within a very few days.
They will be anxious days while they
last, but the anxiety is soon over, see
ing that this is nature's time set for
this miracle to take place.
Scatter the Flock, Feed the Ewe».
It is desirable to scatter the flock as
much as possible at this time, for then
the ewes are the more readily kept
track of and their lambs are not so of
ten lost through mixing and straying
from their mothers. Seeing that the
ewes at this time must give their at
tention to their lambs and cannot wan
der wide in search of food, it is a good
plan to lamb them on some specially
good piece of grass, and to aid In keep
ing them quiet the shepherd may carry
with him oats, giving a handful to the
ewe wherever he finds her. It is hard
ly probable that a larger per cent of
lambs will be saved by lambing on
grass than by lambing earlier, nor will
they ever be so good as early lambs
pushed from the start, but they may
be produced with comparatively little
trouble and in some situations are the
only ones that it is practicable to pro
duce. —Joseph E. Wifag in Sheep Farm
ing In America.
Kccplag the Bull*
In foreign countries they keep their
sires much longtfr than we do here, re
marks an exchange, and this is prob
ably one secret of their success. A bull
comes into his most useful period after
*ais th#rd year. He is more completely
developed and gets a better offspring.
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