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■ X Anti-s>!oon People Lose s ?irst Round at Olympia < >LYMPLV, Jan. 25.—(Special)—Op |N>nents of the anti-saloon league op tion bill won a victory in the house tiiis morning when they succeeded in getting the bill re-referred to the judi ciary committee by a close vote of 47 to 45. This action was taken after a heated discussion in which about 25 took part and in which charges of a personal na ture were freely made on each side. The question ciame up on the report <»t" the committee on public morals recommending tliat the bill pass and tiie motion of the chairman of the «ommittee that it be made a special order for tomorrow afternoon. Before th • motion was put an amendment was made that it be re-referred to ;he judiciary committee and it was on tliis amendment that the battle was fouight. The Walla Walla delegation voted solidly against sending the bill back i<> the committee. Pioneer Woman Has Passed Away Mrs. Anna McC. Mix, pioneer of the Walla Walla valley, one of the best known woman of the city, who for neat ly half a century has been a resi •l' nt of this city, died yesterday morn ing at her bom.- at 6 Birch street, at th«> age of 78 -ears. Death fo lowed a lingering illness of some three years and was due to complications accom panying the advanced stage of life which she had reached. Mrs. Mix, whose maiden name was Anna Dwight, was born in New Or leans. Louisiana, in 1831. At the age of six years she entered a school at Hethlchem, La., where she continued her studies until the ag of - . At that tiint she returned to the Crescent city and there completed a liberal and thor "u.ch dueation She was one of the best known southern belles at that time and a leader of society in New Oileans. In New Orleans she was married to James D. Mix. of Georgetown, Vir ginia. the marriage following a south < rn romance. She became the wife of Mr. Mix at thii age of 18, marrying, 3ike girls of that period of the south, while young. After four years of mar ried life in New Orleans, the couple went to San Francisco, arriving there in 1854, over the Isthmus route. In California, Mr. Mix took up the prac tice of his profession, the law, and for number of \ ears was a prominent factor in California politics. In IS*>3 Mr. and Mrs. Mix moved to Walla Walla and here lived until their death* the husband passing away on .1 une 6. 1881. his wife surviving him many years. Mr. Mix was a well known ■ uiocrat of the early days and was t •••. standard bearer of his party upon f r ; ■ nt occasions. He was city at - t of Walla Walla and a member . . -uncil. Aftei serving in the lat t r a; ; ity he engaged in stock rais ing. a*.q "ing a comfortable compe teney. w'n > h h. 1« ft to his wife and which now ]> -sis to their children. Mrs. Mix v as w *11 known here and luvs for many years been a membtr <>f the St. Paul's Episcopal church, of this city. She was a faithful church in *mbt r, attending services regularly until her illness in late \ears ha? forced her retirement. Many incidents Local Ministers Impressed With "Billy" Sunday's Work At a meeting of the ministerial union Of the city, held this afternoon at 2 | o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. building, liev. J C Reid, of the First Presby- j terian church, and Rev. S. G. Fisher, f the Central Christian church, the <■■ mmittee appointed by the union to consult with "Billy" Sunday in regard to securing his services for a revival here, made its report. The commit tee was unable to secure Mr. Sunday t. r this year, but he promised, under .■♦>rtain conditions, to come next year, probably in February. It is likely that the services of the noted evangelist -a i 1 be secured at that time. The re rt of the committee in full is as follows: Your committee would respectfully report as follows: 1. We were privileged to attend three of the Sunday 'services —one at ( )0 a. m., a neighborhood service in the j Fourth Presbyterian church, and the j • ther two speciil services at the taber- ! uaele. The first of the tabernacle services was a 'Mothers' meeting' at -! ococ k. at which there were 9000 people, most'y women ar?d at the c o«e of which over 200 people, mostly ifO men, jroies ed conversion, ihe econd was a special service in which he dis cussed for two hours and ten minutes the subject of popular amusements. There were more than 9000 people in the tabernacle, fully 5000 were turrted avay—at one-seventh of the pop ulation of the city of Spokane. At these services FTe delivered three distinct types of sermon. The morning services consisted in a brief analysis of the scriptures, referring to the different dispensations and insist ing that we are now living in the last 'iisnen ation, dispensation of grace, e'osirg w'th an earnest appeal. There "STering for himself at the close." THE EVENING STATESMAN When the house first met this morn ing an attempt was made to side track the local option bill by a mo tion that Ole Hanson's anti-racetrack gambling bill be withdrawn from the committee on public morale and Im n;« diately considered by the house in the committee of the whole. It is not thought tfiat today's vote reflects the true sentiment of the house on the local option question, although it indicates that there is plenty of op position to the measure. Some friends of the bill, however, voted to re-refer it to committee because they were op posed to the attmpt to railroad it through. On the other hand, opponents of the measure openly predict that the bill, if it ever comes from the judiciary com mittee, will be unrecognizable by its friends. Feeling rune high in the lower house concerning pioneer life are recounted of Mrs. Mix. not th least interesting of which is the fact that she owned the first sew'ng madhlne on the Pacific coasi. Mrs. Mix leaves considerable valu able property in the city, including her home on West Birch street, a business block at the corner of Birch and Sec ond, the Palace hotel property and other valuable lots and residences about town. She is survived by three children, Sallie, now the wife of Major O. I. Con verse, of Ridge, New Hampshire. Wil liam A. Mix, and' Stonewall W. Mix. both of this city. I Puneral services, will be held tomor row afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Paul's church, the Reverend F. M. Baum, of Dayton, officiating. Until the time of the funeral, the remains will lie in state at the Mac Martin under taking parlors. Interment' will be made in the city cemetery. State "U" Cuts W. S. Cotf List Despite the fact that the rules of the confcrence of the northwest colleges of the Pacific coast nave been made definite, and that there remains lit tle chance for evasion or dispute," at a recent meeting' of the board of ath letic control of the university of Wash ington, Victor Zednick, general man ager of athletics, was instructed not to schedule any athletic contests with the Washington state college teams in the future. At a previous meeting, the state col lege had been cut off the football list but the board has now placed the ban on all Pullman teams. No reason Avas given, but it is known the action fol lows the dispute between the two in stitutions at the close of the last foot ball season, when he university ac cused the state college of playing "ringers" on its eleven and deliberate ly violating the conference agreemnt. Just why the state university, which played Eakins and Mucklestone, as well as Coyle, feels called upon to take this step is hard to say. If Pullman played one ineligible, or two she was not traveling alone when she met the state university. \,~re about a dozen professions, all adults. "The second was on the text, 'Take this child and raise it for me and I will pay thee thy wages," and consist ed of a graphic presentation of the re sponsibility of motherhood as well as a beautiful eulogy to the mother of Moses, and of Jesus, as well as other faithful mothers. "The third sermon of the day was more in the nature of an addres or lecture on j>opular amusements and in cluded the most terrific arraignment of theater going, dancing and card playing we have ever heard; and yet his arguments were so presented as to carry conviction rather than awaken resentment. The results of this effort were astounding, hundreds of people presing forward at the conc'usion and pledging themselves to abandon the practice of these evils —the proposition being limited only to those who had j [ been addicted to these things. The | prayer following was one of the most remarkable things of its kind we have ! ever heard. "As to the possibility of securing Mr. Sunday, we were finally assured by him that he would be glad to make a date with us in the year 1910, with February as the most likely date, pro viding the call was practicaWy unani mous on the part of the protestant churches and was backed by the Chris tian laymen, especially business men. His terms are transportation for his narty from the last point at which he labors to Walla Walla, entertainment for a"l, half the salaries of his helpers, providing a suitable tabernacle, the ex pense of which he undertakes to pro vide during the meeting, the abandon ment of all services during the pro gress of the meeting and a free-will WALLA WALT,A, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JANUARY 25,1909. offering- for himself at the close." Up to the Churches. No action was taken in regard to se ctoring the services of the noted evan gelist further than referring the mat ter to the churches, each of which will act separately upon the matter and re port. The ministers, as a body made no recommendations whatever. Action will probably be taken in the near fu ture by the churches and the matter will be decided. To Boom South Bend. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 25.—With P. A. Miller, editor of the South Bend Tribune, as president, the South Bend chamber of commerce has been organ ized and will attempt to bring new in dustries to this city. South Bend is already the greatest manufacturing center of its size in the country. WOULD COMPEL FIRE DRILLS IN SCHOOL OLYMPIA, Jan. 25.—'Special Cor respondence)— Representative Leonard, of Lewis county, has introduced in the house a bill providing for compul sory fire drills in the schools, the ob ject being the prevention of horrors such as the recent one in Cleveland. According to its provisions, it is the duty of the principal or other person in charge of every public or private school to instruct and train pupils by means of drills so that they may in a sudden emergency be able to leave the school building in the shortest possi ble time and without panic. The drills shall be held twice a month, and for the violation of the law the principal or teacSier is liable to a fine of $50. The committee on judi ciary will pass on the bill. PLACE CUSPIDORS IN ALL BUILDINGS OLYMPIA, Jan. 25. —(Special Cor- bill providing for the placing of a cuspidor in public and private buildings to prevent the spread of tuberculosis', has been introduced in the house by Representative Ghent, of King county. The bill is not radical in any way and only provides for placing of these receptacles in the entrances of hall ways. corridors and lobbies of all pri vate office buildings, hotels and lodg ing houses. Failure to live up to the provisions subjects the owner or propritaor to a fine of $10 to $50 or imprisonment not to 'exceed «ix months. Dr. Ghent has several other bills before the house in the interest of health and sanitary conditions. Postal Telegraph Will Quit City Announcement was made this morni ing by Manager T. A. Pieplow, that the office of the Postal Telegraph company in this city, will be discon tinued after this week. Business will be conducted until next Monday morn ing, however, as usual. The Postal company has never owned a line into Walla Walla and has been using one leased from the Pacific States Telegraph & Telephone com pany. Owing to the inability of the two companies to agree on terms of another lease at the expiration of the present one on February 1, the office here will be discontinued. While it will more than likely be reopened in the future, no definite statement is made concerning this. Manager T. A. Pieplow, who has been in charge of the affairs of the com pany for more than a year, has been considering an offer in Seattle, made him by the company, and may remove to that city in the near future, al though he is not yet ready to announcp his plans. Under the management of Mr. Pieplow, the business of the com pany has more than doubled here and : t is with regret that the company -Hoses its local office. Calderhead Back Prom St. Paul General Agent S. B. Calderhead. of the Northern Pacific, has returned from a two weeks' visit in St. Paul and other eastern cities where he had been to look after business inure ts of his road. Mr. Calderhead left Walla Wal la during- the cold snap, and when he arrived in St. Paul what is known there as a '"January thaw" was in ef fect. No severe weather was encoun tered on the eastern side of the moun tains, though there were some minor delays resulting through washouts along the line. Mr. Calderhead reports that the train on which he returned from St. Paul came through practically on schedule, and was the first one on time in several days. Delayed freigh shipments are moving rapid'y. and within a day or so it is thought th» congestion due to a cessation of traf fic during the thaw will be entirely eliminated. ESTABLISHED 1861 GIRL ATHLETE i MARRIES TOMORROW ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25.—Miss Anna Sedivec, daughter of a St. Louis po lice sergeant and one of the best known girl athletes in the country,; will be married tomorrow to Joseph J. Tyra of St. Paul. Miss Sedivec, who is a prize win ing turner of the Bohemian gymna sium, met Mr. Tyra during the world's fair. She won one of the prizes for running in the stadium track events at the exposition. Last summer she went to Prague, Bohemia, as represen tative of the local turner teams. She admits that much of the six months she spent abroad was taken up in r let ter writing to Mr. Tyra. Recently when on a "business" trip here he renewed his attentions and the engagement followed. Utah Poultry Show. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Jan. 5.— Walla Walla Fruit Crop Benefited by Cold Snap "I have made a very careful exam ination of the trees, and I find that but little damage was done by the recent cold snap,' said county Fruit Inspector C. L. Whitney today, in speaking of the prospects for a bumper fruit crop in the Walla Walla valley next year. "While there is some dam age to peaches and other varieties of fruit," continued Mr. Whitney, "this will be a benefit, rather than an in jury to the crop as a while because it eliminates the over-growth of the trees. With a three-quarter damage, the valley would put out a better fruit crop than with none of it killed by the freeze." There has been considerable discus sion in the valley since the report was published of the total destruction of the Yakima valley peach crop, some of the fruit men having been of the opin ion that the same damage had re- j suited in the Walla Walla valley. How I Taft to Personally Inspect Much Discussed Gatum Dam OFF TODAY. CHARLESTON 1 . Jan. 25.—The Taft party, aboard the North Car olna, started for Panama today. ♦ ♦♦♦ + ♦♦♦♦+♦♦* WASINGTON, Jan. 25.—When Wil liam H. Taft and his party of engi neers sailed for Panama from Charles ton tjday, the president-elect took the first step toward the assumption of a tremendous responsibility that will bear heavily on his shoulders through out his administration as chief execu tive of the nation. The coming four years will be the critical ones in the great project for dividing a continent and changing the course of the world's commerce. The Panama canal is likely to be the glory or the shame of the Taft regime. That Mr. Taft realizes this great responsibility is evidenced by the present trip and his further determi nation to make a tour of inspection of the isthmus each year of his term and to take with him eminent civil en gineers who are not connected with the work. There is some danger, he believes, that unless this close super vision is maintained regarding the phy sical features of the proect that grave mistakeshrdl hrdlu hrdlu dlul problem that will receive the greatest consideration during the present trip relates to the cnginering features of the Gatsum dam. There has been some expert criticism as to the quality of the foundation whiclh can be found for this structure and it is Mr. Taft's in tention to obtain from the most reli able sources available as much as may be known. It is generally admitted among those having authority to speak on such topics that Mr. Taft is especi ally fortunate in the selection of the engineers who are accompanying him on the trip commenced today. These men are Arthur P. Davis, chief engi neer, reclamation service, Washington, D. C.; John R. Freeman, Providence, R. I; Allen Hazen, New York. Isham Randolph, Chicago; Jas. Dix Schuyler, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Frederic P. Stearns, Boston. Mass. Upon the shoulders of Mr. Taft and these six men rest the responsibility for deciding one of the most moment ous questions ever presented by an engineering problem. As a result of the inspection the plans for the gi rantic waterway may be completely hanged. In case the engineers =hould fail to agree upon the desir- ability of proposed changes—as is en tirely likelv —the decision will be up to Mr. Taft. If time proves the wis dom of his decision, his name will be j Practically all of the blue blood ied roosters of Mormondom. accom panied by their plural families of aris tocratic hens, ar e in Salt Lake city to day at the opening of the twenty ! first annual exhibition of the Utah State Poultry association. The show J will extend through the week. Near-Beer Men Fight. DUBLIN", Ga„ Jan. 25.—The in alienable right to life, liberty and the drinking of near-beer will be defend ed in ctourt today by the near-beer dealers of Dublin. The dealers secur ed an injunction preventing the city from enforcing an ordinance, declar ing the sale of near-beer a nuisance. This injunction, together with other matt r-s, will be heard today. Mean while, the city is "dry," and will re main so unless the dealers are suc cessful in their legal battle with the city officials. ever, Mr. Whitney, who has made a thorough examination of a number of peach orchards, is convinced that the slight damage resulting will work a benefit, rather than an injury. That Walla Walla fruit was dam aged so slightly, in comparison with that of the Yakima country is due, according to Mr. Whitney, to the fact that the mercury here did not reach so low a point as was recorded farther north. Fruit men of this section are looking forward to one of the best peach crops ever harvested, and the demand is expected to be bettr than in prvious years. Yakima has heretofore sent out hundreds of tons of peaches, but the amount exported this year has ben estimated at only a few carloads. Thus Walla Walla peach growers feel greatly encouraged because of the excellent prospects for a big demand for "Made in Walla Walla" peaches. forever linked with the canal project and if he should fail—admitting the existence of such a word in the Taft lexicon —then oblivion is the kindest late he may hope for. Of all the problems presented, the Gatum dam offers the most difficulties. This dam, according to plans, is to create a giant reservoir covering 110 square miles, the water coming from the C hag res river. The water in the reservoir will be 15 feet above the level of the sea and far above the highest level of the canal. If this dam should give way, it would precipitate a flood that would wreck millions of dollars worth of property and cost hundreds of lives. Whether this dam can be built in such a manner as to be entirely safe, and its breaking rendered impossible, is the problem Mr. Taft and his engi neers will have to decide, and their reputations will hang in the balance. If an adverse decision is made in the Gatum dam project, it will necessitate the entire abandonment of the present project and the loss of thousands of dollars already expended. Among the engineers who have al ready made thorough investigations of the canal work, there is a wide dif ference of opinion as to the feasibility of the Gatum dam. Lindon Bates, the most famous of the engineers who has thoroughly inspected this part of the project, dismisses it as unsafe and im practicable, for the following reasons: "The dam is on alluvial foundations, proved treacherous, yielding, arte sian and permeable; because there is a great underground flow through con duits of porous sands and soils impos sible to curtain off; because of the stupendous labor forcte and equipment necessary to finish it; because of the dangers of subsidence, tilting, settle ments and fissures, of cfvertopp ng-, percolation and erosion of sand veins underneath; because the old Chagrea bed just below was once 581-2 feet deep, exposing permeable strata under the site and the high lake will in crease the overflow." LeGrande Visited By a Bad Tire LA GRANDE, Jan. 25 — Fire start ing from what is believed to have been incendiaT origin, last night de strayed the fine resid nee belorg ng to Mrs. Rachel Hilts and Mr-. Eva An dr~s<?, of Port'and and occupied by the families of F. S. and ' r . B. Buchler. The loss is $6000, on account 'f 'V "t-mvfr wind which was blowing, it was almost miraculous that several North Coast Lets Contract Tor Columbia River Bridge At a cost of upward of a million dol lars, the contract for the North Coast bridge across the Columbia river, a short distance below Kennewick. has been let to the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging company, and it is under stood that the concrete piers are to be in readiness for iron and steel work before the high-water season of the summer months. Announcement of the award of the contract was made two days ago in Kennewiok. buc the information has been kept from the newspapers by both the contractors and officials of the railroad company. S. H. Hedges, president of the Pugct Sound Bridge & Dredging company, is on his way east and none of those as sociated with him in the corporation will discuss the matter. It was ascer tained positively, however, that the North Coast railroad had closed ab solutely a contract for the construction of this crossing of the Columbia river on its main line from Yakima to Wal la Walla and that the contractors had been ordered to rush work with all pos sible haste. It is stated by thoroughly informed and reliable persons that the Puget Sound Bridge «fe Dredging company is expected by the railroad corporation to have the concrete piers in readiness Another Side to Federal Building Site Question Although the story was started as a joke ,to the effect that the Gaston site, at Fourth and Alder streets at the rear of the Dacres hotel, was to be entered in competition with other lands as a possible solution to the selection of a site for the federal building, and the originators of the report had little thought that their plans would mater ialize, it is stated on good authority today that there is a serious side to the question, and that the bid will be en tered if arrangements can be satisfac torily completed within the next week. Sine there has been so much dis cussion and dissension in the ranks of of the nearby houses were not de stroyed. BILL AUTHORIZES APPROPRIATIONS OLYMPIA. Jan. 25.—'(Special Corre spondence) — Representative Gustav Vollmer, of Walla Walla county, has introduced a bill in the house authoriz ing county commissioners to appro priate funds to any incorporated poul try or livestock society for the purpose of paying expenses and premiums*. The purpose of the bill is to interest in the livestock and poultry industry in thx'state. Under its pro visions the board of county commis sioners is authorized to give a sum not to exceed $500 to any association of corporate existence which desires to hold an exhibit. The money will be to pay current expenses and the cost of prizes. The board of county commis sioners will be ex-officio members of the association. FIRE WATER CAUSE OF SMALL BLAZE F. Jorgens, who says he is a repre sentative of the Spokesman-Review* soliciting subscriptions in this city, came to grief early this morning as a result of an accident that happened to him in his room in the State hotel. Jorgens, it is said, imbibed quite freely last night and when he realized his room eaily this morning was al most in the condition that is vulgarly known as .being drunk. He went to his room to go to bed; but soon the attendants of the hostelry noticed coming through the transom. In some manner, which he refused to explain. Jorgens had set fire to his bed and before the blaze was exting uished. the sheets and a quilt were de stroyed and a hole burned through the mattress. The night clerk demanded a settlement, which was refused. And then the strong arm of the law was Called in. Policeman McCauley locked the man up; but when he saw he was "up against it", he came through quickly with the $10 to settle dam ages. TO ABOLISH BOARD. OLYMPTA, Jan. 25. —Senator Hutchinson, of Spokane, intro duced a bill doing away with th* board of control. • • I L J. .t. X J. X A Banker Takes Vaoati®n. A, R. Burford, cashier of the First National bank, who has been the act ive head of this we'l known financial institution for many years, leaves this evening for southern California, where e goes on a well earned vacation. Mr. Burford w'll be gone some time and his many friends hope that relaxation from business cares and responsibili ties will enable him to return to Wal a Walla in his usual robust health. SCHOOL CHILDREN CAUGHT BY FLOOD NORTH VAKIMA, Jr>n. 25.—(Special Correspondence) —Compelled to remain over night in the school house, unable to reach their" home because of the TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER MONTH. for the steel superstructure before the high water of next summer. As a matter of fact, men and mate rials are now being assembled and it is the purpose of the contractors, it is understood, to complete the whole structure within the next twelve to eighteen months. The contract for the magnificent bridge which will sj>an the Columbia, together with the contract for grading seven miles of the right-of-way, awarded to J. J. Mangan of this city, last week, proves conclusively that the North Coast is coming to Walla Walla, even further, as a million dollars would not be sunk in a bridge without some leading motive, which, thus far. has been jealously guarded, and kept beneath the surface. In speaking of his seven-mile con tract from Attalia, J. J. Mangan, the successful bidder, today said: "I will leave tomorrow for the scene of operations, taking with me thirty teams. Aside from the fact that I have secured the contract for seven miles of grading on this side of the river, I know no more about the opera tions of the company than you do." Mr Mangan expects to rush his con tract to completion and intimates that there will be more work to be done when that is finished. property owners regarding the selection of the Reynolds site, recommended by Special Agent J. H. McDowell, those land-owners who have been interested but little in the location of the propos ed building in the upper end of town, have been "poking fun" at their com panions above Second street, and the t plans to enter the Gaston site were concoctd on the quiet by property own ers below Third street, more as a "take-off" than as a well-developed system of making an attempt to securt' the federal building for that end of town. overflow from a big dam flooding the country, a number of school children of the Pleasant Valley neighborhood, wen* finally taken to their homes Saturday, after the water had subsided. A hugt* reservoir has been constructed in the valley, in which water for irrigation purposes is stored. Anxious to catch all the water from melting snows, the rancher*? diverted all the snow water into the reservoir. It came in such quantities that the reservoir overflowed and flooded the whole country. A rancher, J. E. Roe burg 1 , drove to town a few days ago and on his return trip found he could not reach his home because of water. He camped and nearly froze to death. Engineers and other watchmen have slept on the ground in blankets for four nights watching the dam. fear ing it would break and cause great damage. Cosgrove Delayed ASHLAND, Ogn., Jan. 25.—1t is not thought that Governor-elect Cosgrove will arrive in Olympia before Wed nesday afternoon. His special car is at tached to train No. 14 but that is run ning so slow that it is now coming north as the first section of No. 16 which is due in Portland tomorrow morning at 7:30 o'clock. Papers Trying To Quiet Japan again making strenuous efforts to sup press the war talk as a result of the anxiety of the California legislature to pass anti-Japanese legislation. All declare the feeling against Japan ex ists only in a small part of the United States and that it does not repre«eiit a majority. LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 25 —Cat- tle kings of the country are gather ing in Los Angeles today for the an nual convention of the American Na tional Live Stock association, which will begin at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and continue in session for three days. Cattle diseases, the for est reserves, grazing lands and th? tariff will be among the matters dis cussed: TOKIO, Jan. 25.—Local papers are Live Stock Convention. BATTLESHIPS LIFT ANCHOR. SMYRNA, Jan. 25.—The bat tleships Ohio, Missouri. Virginia, and Louisiana, under the <om mand of Admiral Schroeder, sailed today for Negro bay.