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mm mk IH M HH H mm H[ I m jkk Now is the time to consider your wants in the line of Spray Machines. We are headquarters for the Bean line of Spray Pumps and fixtures which is admitted by all up-to-date Fruit Growers and Experts to The Pump that is Recommended by all Experimental Stations on the Coast JOHN SMITH COMPANY Have you seen the little set of useful books called the Home Utility Series. 5 VOLUMES 52.5Q Home Games and Parties The Well Bred Girl in Society. Model Houses for Little Money. Inside of a Hundred Homes. Church 'Sociables and Entertainments. 50 CENTS EACH Walla Walla Paper & Stationery Co. " CAUGHT ON THE > RUN ABOUT TOWN ► "Morning, Leo." "■ >1". old socks. 'Smatter? Is it cold, this morning?" "Well, 1 hope it is; that's a great question to ask a man who has three t es all but frozen off. his nose look ing likr lie was on the probated list J-r.d his ears tingling as though a whole ladies' aid society were talking about him. 'Do \ou know what 1 believe? No. f f.' p; ose not. but I'll tell you. Every body is making a great hullabaloo ab--»vt this long-continued cold snap, iiul showing figures to prove that it is l' fiist time in the. history of the r'«i mat old man Winter got a good ■ •;» on the Walla Walkt country. Oh, i;:ttle! 1 know it's not a happenstance; .-o would ycu if you stopped long crnurli t<- t 1 ink abut it. It's simple .'s faTling out of bed on one of these mornings to dress by a red-hot stove." "We'l. kick thro , ' inr h; all you have said doesn't enlighten me any more than the work of the missionaries her# in the United States helps those in darkest Africa." "If yon would maintain discreet si lerce until I get through. I might find t"me and opportunity to explain this • old spell to you-, and give you a tip you are not wise to al ready. Remember that big earthquake that recorded itself over in Italy the o'*er day? Well, that was nothine trar* o" less than the fore-runner of 1 th'<* freeze and the fact that the Pa cific northwest is getting the worst oj it but Verves to prove to, me that my nut s worked out something that those blooming goggle-eyed professors failed to find out in their porings over non union text books. "In that shake-up over on the other side, the Kubo Siwo or whatever you ma > it, that used to wend its way through the green waters of the Paci fic, hnoping to this section those warm breezes from far-off Japan and India, has been deviated from its reg ular channel, and instead of bringing us warm ocean currents, the next thing we may expect to hear is that Peary or some other explorer has been tound floating on a North Polian ice btrg i u Puget Sound. "Laugh if you want to, Leo, but it is a mortal cinch that something has gone wrong, and the flopping of th ocean current from its prescribed boundaries is the most natural se quence to an earthquake in Italy. For mine. I'm going to hit the finder path to Cuba or Florida, and you can de pend on that. When a country gets so radical that all previous records are broken, even in the history of the o?d --"st pioneer, it's time some of we young ducks were hunting a more downy -ouch—and yours truly is in for that very thing. "And then. too. they had an earth quake on the Sound this week: believe me. k'-dlet. things are not what th c v s,em. and to use a homely similie, by h e lovely custard, it's me to a greener pasture. Are you on, or don't you take any stock in the theories I have ad vanced? Look wise and think it over. r 'll not be leaving until my creditors have a!l been satisfied, so if you de cide to. you can accompany me. Just 'o think that after living here 16 year - this kind of a deal would be handed out by that man, Grover. That's what THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA' WALLA, WASHINGTON. comes of getting a new weather dis penser, or I'm a sinner. "Seventeen inches of snow on the level and even more where) it isn't level; next thing. I presume, will be a howling old Canuiok and then it'll be Sailing, sailing, over the briny waves.' Have you ordered your flat-boat, yet, or shall you walk? There's a piano box up the street I might be able to charter for you—l'll try it anyway." "Oh. I think I'll take a chance with the old town," replied Leo. "So be it; but when Tin down in Florida rolling- on the grass and fat ing bananas and oranges as they drop from the tree, no doubt I'll find in my daily paper a special from some where up in this neck of the t'mber saying that Walla Walla has been de stroyed by an eruption of the Blue mountains, and that practically no one survived; then, when you may be in a considerably' more comfortable place than this 12 and 15 below the nothing spot, you'll remember these warning words I have spoken, and regret will be uppermost in your think-tank. May hap I'll drop a. tear on the greensward in kindly remembrance of the b'";l --collectors who have been wafted thith er by the action of a kind and thoughtful nature, and maybe I won't: I'll consider that. "A little reading. Leo, is good for a person, especially if he* reads such matter as will be enlightening, and after having perused several shelf worn volumes that have been in my library since Heck was a pup, 1 have studied out the future of this uni verse: so if at any time you desire in formation regarding this or that, just drop me a line, will you? And if I'm not able to answer the query, I'll re fer it to one who is wiser than I— v.ifey. Got the drift of my remarks? All right. I'll drift on down the street before one of those bill collectors hove into port." "You're a knocker," chimed Leo in conclusion, and the Married Man, but toning his coat tightly under his stub by little beard, opened the door —and fell into the arms of two collectors who were traveling in pairs for self protection. HOW'S THIS? We offer One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cure<} by Hall's Catarrh Cum F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorablei in all business transactions and financially able to carry- out any obligations made by his firm. WALDING, KIN-NAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter nally, acting directly upon the bl od and musous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall's Family Pill 9 for consti pation. "* HALL, carpenter and contrac •oc. or contract *»o*k Phon* t7* Economical fl/|ln>® «ra4wwJl Spraying f3- n Power Sprayers do the work ti'sic'Cer, do it and dj it cl&eap©* l — B Km that is, if you buy the right ki:iu. Eeme people think an engine hitched to a hand H Eg spray pump makes a Power Epray cr, but it ii rr.ore likely to rnak? a"Peck ofTrouble." En I Bean Power Sprayers I jtoj| embody the; prr.ctical experience cf tne best growers and contains scores of important nj «Ji details which ere absolutely n-cci—.y for rapid, thorough work without anncyitiff SB ! 't|j delays. You know that Utile tliir gs are what caure delays and expense, and >c is ail 1R «§& such points that five years of experience have eradicated from the B*»an z£\ Power Sprayer. 5® Every Bean outfit is scat out complete, ready for work. Nothing lelt to fix up. &| m No further supplies needed. It is i..;r.p:ete and 3C si.nple that no previous experience gjj *3 is required for operating. 8?j !SJ How the pressure is coastant'y ovsa, the liquid al« &Ejjj .-•■jj ways stirred, and why can be dano for cne*half the y M cost of hand pi .nip work, are all question* we shall be pleased to answer. < Cai2 Six a.s%ck l«t nn »*».<: i r>n c?uin oscration. fananni Satisfactory IFKSS;" Spraying IJS® ; Burned To Death NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Jan. 14. —Fire which completely destroyed the hand some residence of Samuel Higgins. general manager of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, caused the death of his mother, Mrs Isabella M. Moore, aged S4, and per haps fatally injuring his mother-in law, Mrs. M. E. Corbin, today. Walt for the cars at the Book Nook BUSINESS MEN ARE SOMEWHAT UNEASY YEWISTON. Jan. 14.—(Special Cor respondence)—No little excitement and speculation has been caused here by the charge of violations of an or dinance providing "that every person who shall use any Weight, rack, scale or other measuring or weighing in strument which does not conform to the laws of the state of Idaho for the weighing or measuring of any article for sale, or who «hall give any weight or measure of a less amount than bar gained for or for which charge is made, shall be guilty of a misde meanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $1 nor more than $300. or imp! isonment for not less than one day nor more than six months, or both such fine and imprisonment." The speculation and unrest is being caused by reports being circulated that charges of violation of the ordinance are on file with the city clerk, and that many of them may be substantiated with facts. Officials have interested themselves and if evidence is forth coming. the violators of the ordinance are in for some measure of repri mand. The ordinance was passed a year ago. Steamer Wr zi ked SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.—Word was received here today that the steamer wrecked off Rocky point north of Point Conception last night, was the Sybil Mars-ton, lumber-laden, from Grays Harbor for San Pedro. Two men were drowned and one body re covered. It carried a crew of 22 un der Captain Bjelinski, with a millon feet of lumber. Details of the wreck are unknown. The news was first learned through the reports from coast points where distress whistles were heard **e "ight. Walt far the oars At The Book Nr»r>k. New York Lawyers. BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 14.—Prepar ations are being made today for the annual session of the legal lights of New York state, who will convene in this city two weeks from tomorrow. Features of the session will be tne president's address on "The Lawyer's Livelihood," by Francis Lynde Stet son and the annual address by John C. Spooner of New York. His subject will be "The Power of Congress Un der the Commerce Clause' Over State Corporations Engaged in Interstate or Foreign Commerce." Shut out The Japs WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—A1l dis crimination against Chinese is to be abolished, but exclusion even more absolute than now, will result if a bill to be prepared is passed by congress. The measure will incorporate the ex clusion law in tin- gen ral immigration laws, inserting in section 2 the words "Asiatic laborers." This action it* calculated to solve the Japanese im migration problem. It is reported that it meets the approval of the adminis tration. Me'.ba to Leave. NKW FORK, Jan. 14.—Mme. Nellie Melba, who recently arrived here to fill a limited operatic engagement in the metropolis, left New York today for a trip to her home in Australia. She will proceed directly to Mel bourne. Mme. Melba's visit to Aus tralia is expected to occupy a year and is said to be entirely devoid of profes sional import. While her voyage to the antipodes is taken for family and sentimental reasons, it is more than likely that the famous singer will be heard in concert during her Austra lian stay. LIVESTOCK QUOTATION. The following are today's quotations on livestock, these prices being an nounced by the Walla Walla Meat & Cold Storage company: Cows, $3.25 —$3.50. Steers, $4.25—54.50. Hogs, 150 to 225 lbs., $5.50—56. Hogs, 125 to 150 lbs., $5.25—55.75. Hogs, 225 to 275 lbs., $5.25—55.75. Hogs. 275 lbs. and up, $4.75—55.25. Calves, 125 to 200 lbs., $4.40—54.50. Calves, 200 lbs. and up, $3.50—54. Sheeyp, best wethers, $4 —54.25. Sheep, mixed, $3.75 —$4. Ewes, $3.75 —$4. Wait for the cars at The Book Kook Read The Statesman—2sc a iconth. give the best satisfaction and that is what counts when you come to dispose of your fruit crop Don't experiment but buy the reliable BEAN SPRAY PUMP All kinds carried in stock This Pug Makes Good Honey LOS AXGEL.ES, Jan. 14.—Twenty thousand dollars will be the total earnings of Packy McFarland, pugilist, for twelve months when he receives $3000 for his tight with Dick Hyland her,- next Friday night. In the famous Grangeville country near Lewiston. Idaho, now being opened by two lines of railroad. Pronounced by J. J. Hill of the Great Northern railroad o be the "Garden Df thei Pacific North west;" mild (Mmate, fertile soil, produ- Ing heavy crops of grain, hay and fruit So irrigation. Write for circular. A. F. PARKER. Grangevtlle. Idaho. NtAV \ ORK, an. 14.—Leiultrs in the missionary world representing forty-seven different denominations, practically including every branch of the protectant church in the United States and Canada, assembled in New York today to take part in the six teenth conference of foreign mission boards. The sessions are being he d at the headquarters of the Interna tional Young Men's Christian associa tion in East Twenty-e:'ghth street, and will continue through tomorrow. The p delegates an- the guests of the Young M'en's Christian association. Many matters of importance in the work of evangelizing the world will be taken up by the delegates from the foreign mission boards of the various denomi nations. Troops Rushed To the Hawaiians HONOLULU, Hawaii, Jan. 14.—The white population of Honolulu will probably be almost doubled by the time Uncle Sam gets his full quota of troops stationed here for the defence of the territory. At the present time there are probably not more than five or six thousand Americans, English and Germans, combined h.-re, and from announced plans for the garrisoning of the island there will within an other year or so be almost that num ber of soldiers. By the middle of this month there w 11 have ar-iwd here a battalion of marines (probably 300 men) and two squadrons of cavalry (500 or 600 men). Quarters are being provided as well for a full regiment of infantry and one of lisrht artillery (about 1200 men). About 100 men of the engineer corp are already here. Not less than 1500 men will be required to man the va rious great seacoast batteries now be ing built; while between 1200 and 200n civilian artisans and mechanics will soon be brought here to work on the construction of tha great navy yard and dry dock at Pearl Harbor. J This makes an aggregate of about Cheap Farm Lands. Missionary Leaders Confer. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14,1909. 5000 men, to which must also be added several hundred more in hospital corps signal corps and brigade staff officers. The families of the married offlc rs, men, and civilian employes will scarce ly be less than one or two thousand. From these figures it is easy tp see that Honolulu's population will In creased by probably between 5000 and 8000, without exceeding the bounds of conservatism. RACE TRACK MEN WANT MORE TIME OLYMPIA, Jan. 14.—(Special Cor respondence)— Realizing that they will be unable to defeat the anti-race track gambling measure which will come up at this session of the legislature, the powerful race track interests are bringing all the influence p ssible tc s bear in an effort to delay the time <>f its effectiveness in order that racing may continue this coming » ason \\h*n large crowds will be attracted to the state by the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific ex position. Ail the influential members of b'th houses are determined that gambling on the ponies must cease and it is cer tain that a law to that effect will '-a enacted. Strong interests in & itt e and other race centers, how ve:. are pulling every wire possible in th 1' effort to moderate the proposed bill- This bill and the one on local option will be two of the most important to corne before the legislature. Indications now are that the local option measure will be consider! y modified, and it is believed that strict bill would meet defeat. The ma jority of the members are in favor of county option, but not as strict as ad vocated by its supporters. Needlecraft Shop, formerly 38: Washington St.. now 147 Sixth St.. be tween Morrison and Alder Sts., Port land. January Needlework Sales on. EPHRIAM NICHOLSEN HAS PASSED AWAY. W e ll Known Merchant of the City Died This Morning at His Home. Ephriam D. Nicholson, a we'l know bottling merchant of th : s city, died this mornine at his h.imc. 465 Spn « avenue, after a long illness. The bodj is at the Cookerly undertaking parlors from where funeral service-* will b® held tomorrow afternoon at 130 wit* 1 interment in the c-ty cemetiry. Roft* ert Warner will officiate. Mr. Nicholson was born in No't* 1 Carolina 54 years ago and ha< f° r several years been a resid nt of city. He leaves a wife* and several children. Bequest for City. HANNTBAL, Mo.. Jan. 14.—A ial election ?s being he'd on the pro|K>«!ition to issue finO-000 iR bonds to build a new city hal'. A c t ' 4 for "the proposed edifice wis provided for In the will of a wealthv w m pn resident of Hannibal but unless the new hall la erected at once the proper ty will revert to the heirs.