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-—— — «ft How Local Option Bill Was Shelved Legislators Objected to Dictation Action of the Anti-Saloon League in Branding as Trai tors those the League Could not Control Alienated Many Friends of the Measure—Others Objected to the Heads-I-Win-Tails-You-Lose Provision Demand ed by the More Radical Officers of the League—How Both Houses Vo-ted in Shelving the Bills, and Wha'; May Come of It. OLYMPIA, Jan. 27.—(Special Cor respondence) —While it is practically certain that some kind of a local op tion bill will be passed by the present legislature, it is just as certain that the bill drafted by the Anti-Saloon league will not again appear in either house or senate in its present form. It will eithrr be so amended that its authors will be unable to recognize it, an entirely different Pill will be sub stituted therefore and submitted as a committee bill, or the bill which has already been introduced and which is favored by the liquor men, providing for the exemption of cities of the first and second class will be pushed to the front. By many of the members the defeat of the Anti-Saloon league bill is attributed to the over-zealousness of the league in trying to put every legislator who would not stand for the bill as a whole on record as op posed to local option principle and a traitor to the local option plank in the republican platform. Legislators dc not like to be dictated to, and claim the right to decide for themselves what constitutes a "reasonable" local option bill, as demanded by the plat form of the party in power. The principle objection which has been made to the Anti-Saloon league bill and one which cost it a number of votes is the provision that if a county goes "wet" any portion thereof is Riven another chance and may vote "dry," while the same privilege is not accorded to a portion of a dry county which wants to be wet. The bill was so ingeniously drawn as to make it almost impossible to amend this pro vision without entirely redrafting the Milk Prom Unknown Dairy Poisons Mrs. Marcus Zuger Po'scned by drinking adulterated mi'.U, the venders of which the author it have not been able to locate, Mrs. Marrus Zuger lies critically ill at her family home, 5-1 South First street. Her condition is slightly better today, but she is still in a serious condition. About a month ago Frank Zuger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Zuger stopped a milk wagon in front of the house and purchased some milk. He did not know the man of whom he purchased it and does not know the name on the wagon, if there was one. They had been purchasing miik from a woman in town, but that milk was shown to be perfectly pure, upon ex amination. But immediately after drinking the new milk Mrs. Zuger became very ill and has been in a critical shape ever since. Dr. C. N. Suttner was called at once and took what remained of the milk and sent it to Pullman, to be examined by the Publicity Smoker to be A Big Boosters' Meeting The publicity smoker to be held to morrow evening at the rooms of the Commercial club promises to be one of the largest meetings ever held in the history of that organization, and those who are promoting the gathering pre dict that it will mark the inauguration of a new era in Walla Walla's com mercial development. The committee consisting of* H. H. Turner. R. C. MacLeod, and George Brown, which was appointed at the last meeting of the club to see that all of the members of the organization at- tomorrow night's has doing effective work for the past few days and now reports that practi cally a full membership will be on hand to hear and participate in the discus sion of the publicity question. Nothing except matters pertaining directly or Indirectly to publicity, will be taken up at the smoker, and one of th*3 chief THE EVENING STATESMAN bill, and this was one of the principle reasons why it was referred to the judiciary committee instead of being brought before the house and senate for discussion and amendment. The opinion is freely expressed there that if the bill could have been easily amended on the floor of the house to eliminate this objectionable provision, the motion to send it to the judiciary committee would not have prevailed ana the issue would have been fought out at once instead of being delayed for several days or weeks. The action upon the league bill was identical in both senate and house. It was first sent to the committe on public morals, which without any at tempt to amend it reported it back to the house with the recommendation that it pass. In both house and sen ate there was a minority committee report, asking that it be referred to the judiciary committee, and in each case the minority report was adopted— in the house by a majority of two votes and in the senate by a majority of four. As an instance of the effective work which has been done by the saloon lobby which is here to defeat the pas sage of the league bill, such a close check was kept upon the members that before the vote in the house was taken, it was announced from the li quor men's ehadquarters that they had 47 votes in favor of sending the bill to the judiciary committee, and the fig ures proved absolutely correct. In the senate they claimed 24 votes and re ceived 23. How The Voted. Following was the vote in the house upon the motion to refer the bill to the judiciary committee: Ayes—An- state college specialists. Steps were taken immediately to find out who sold the milk but up to the present time there has been nothing discov ered. All the milk of the city has been carefully watched, but evidently the man who sold the milk has quit adul terating it. "I do not know from whom we bought the milk," said Mr. .Zuger this morning, "'but it made my wife very sick. It looked to us like it was adul terated with several things, but to be sure we had the doctor send it to Pull man. "The milk made Mrs. Zuger very sick indeed," said Dr. Suttner, who was called to take the case. "She be came violently ill immediately after drinking it and there must have sure ly been something poisonous in it. We have not been able to discover who sold it." phases of this will be a discussion of the proposed reception to Tom Rich ardson, the big Portland publicist, who is to be brought here to tell Wal'.a Wallans how the Portland publicity campaign has succeeded and incident ally to give the people of Walla Wal la and surrounding towns a few tips on how it can be done here. At pres ent the plans for Richardson contem plate a public lecture at the Keylor Grand to be attended by prominent citizens of towns in the Walla Walla valley, this meeting to be followed by a big banquet. Publicity for the marvelous re sources of this valley and how to se cure it has developed into one of the chief topics of interest of local busi ness men, and concerning: the discus sion of just what is expected of a pub licity man, the February number of the Up-to-The-Times magazine just WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27,1909. derson (Nels), Anderson, (W. T.), Beach, Bell, Bishop, Bradsberry, Bugge, Burke, Cameron, Campbell, (J. E.), Calryon, Clark, David Edge, Erickson, Fisher, Ghent, Halferty, Hall, Hanson (Ole), Hayward, Jeffries, Kayser, Ken oyer, Lambert, Locke, McArthur, Mc- Innis, McMillan, Miller, Morse, Nor ris, Palmer, Reniek, Sims, Slayden, Ste vens, (A.M.) Stuart, Sweet, Taylor,Ten nant, Thayer, Thompson, (T. A). Ton kin, Ward, Webster, Weir. Nays—An derson, (John), Bird, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan. Buck, Byerly, Calkins, Campbell, (F. T.) Christensen, Cline, Cogswell, Denman, Eldridge, Fancher, Farnswortb, French, Gordon, Halsey, Holm, Jackson, (F. C.). Jackson (R. A.) Krouse Leonard, McClure, McGreggor, McKinney, McMaster, Morris, Reeve, Rogers, Rudene, Sayer, Scott, Shutt, Sparks, Spedden, Thompson, (H. W.), Todd, Vollmer, Whalley. Young, Meigs, Absent and not voting—Hewitt, Ste phens, (E. M.), Stone. The Senate Vote. In the senate the vote upon the same motion was: Ayes—Allen, Booth, Cameron, Eastham, Graves, Huxtable, Kline, Knickerbocker, McGowan, Mink ler, Nichols, Pipel, Potts, Presby, Ro senhaupt, Ruth, Ryderstrom, Smith, Smithson, Stewart, Whitney, Williams, Nays—Anderson, Arasmith, Bassett, Blair, Brown, Bryan, Cotterill, Cox, Davis, Falconer, Fatland, Fishback, Hutchinson, McGreggor, Metcalf, Mey ers, Paulhamus, Poison, Stevenson. Absent and not voting—Roberts. off the press, offers the following per tinent suggestions, which practical advertisers regard as covering the sit uation: "Of course the selfish, narrow and back-number citizen does not bother himself about suCh matters, but a num ber of the go-ahead citizens of Walla Walla have of late contracted the habit of taking a fling, good naturedly or otherwise at the work that the Com mercial club is trying to accomplish. The critics admit that the club now has a good membership, comfortable and attractive quarters and all that sort of thing but that the organization's attempts so far along the line of pub licity work —the one work that is of real and vital importance to the com munity—lacksl force, is lamentably weak and altogether amateurish. To (Concluded On Page Four.) Italians Object to Money Tax A small tempeset in a fair-sizd tea pot has been stirred up among the Italian residents of this city and vicin ity by the advocation by Frank Yuse of a tax which will, in effect, put a ban on the present policy of many natives of Sunny Italy in sending the greater percentage of their earnings to friends and relatives in that country, thus re ducing the amount of available money in this country, and having much to do with the periodical panics. Mr. Yuse, who say s he has renounced all interest in the old country, has se verely arraigned those of his country men who have been pending money to friends across the pond, with the re sult that he is now in great disfavor with many in this community. Mr. Yuse firmly believes that his point is well taken, and he is sincere in his desire to benefit the land of his adoption by working for legislation which will serve to reduce the money being sent abroad annually, his plan being the establishment of a tax levy large enough to make the practice a most expensive one, and at the same time heavy enough to result in the retention in the United States of at least half of the money now sent to Italians in* their native country. In his remarks on the subiect this morning, Mr. Yuse acknowledged that many of his former countrymen had severely criticized his idea and had expressed themselves in no uncertain terms upon his proposed legislation. But Mr. Yuse has been disconcerted not in the least by the ill feeling of Italians here, and today said that those who have taken the oath of allegiance to the United States, agreeing to up hald the constitution, violate such oaths when they repeatedly send their earnings to the old country. Mr. Yuse has prepared a letter of ESTABLISHED 1861 Stop Chinese Mouth Sprinkling CHICAGO, Jan. 27.—The board of health is preparing to proceed against Chinese laundries where orientals sprinkle clothing with water from the mouth prior to ironing. The campaign was started when news came from Pe terson, N. J., that a man had contract ed leprosy from germs lodged in cloth ing sent back from a Chinese laundry where it was mouth-sprinkled. A thor ough investigation of Chinese laun dries will be made. GIPSY SMITH TO SAVE ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27, —Gypsy Smith, the world-famous evangelist who has recently conducted great revivals in Pittsburg, New York, Washington, Baltimore and other cities, is in St. Louis to begin a mammoth relig ious campaign for the isalvation of this city. Smith's meetings have been characterized by spectacular and sen sational marches through the "red light" districts, and it is likely that he will adopt similar methods while here. Gipsy Smith was born in 1860, and when he was 16 years of age he could not read nor write, for he wus born in a gypsy tent in England, and he wan dered over England with his parents and the other gipsy children, drawn in an old covered wagon by one old horse. His father was at that time a drink ing, pilfering gipsy, who earned a pit tance fiddling in saloons. Gipsy Smith when a boy, passed the hat for pennies while his father played the fiddle. Gipsy Smith's real name is Rodney Smith. Hj is a handsome man, with bojphy jet black the sparkling eves of his interesting race. He is full of fire, humor, sympathy and tact. He is a cultivated gentleman and is enter tained in the finest homes in the land. He has crowded the biggest halls in England. Australia, America and othtr lands. Mr. Smith has a wife and three children, and this is his sixth visit to America. He tells many amusing sto ries about his children. Leaves Money to Association. "Word has been received by A. K. Dice that Mrs. Margaret Kimball, for merly of Walla Walla, who died re cently in the east, left the sum of $101 to the Y. M. C. A. to be applied on the debt of the association for building and paraphernalia. instruction, outlining his plans, which he expects to forward to Senator S. H. Piles in "Washington, and he is con fident that some legislative action, looking to the repair of the exchange value on money, will be taken in the near future. Speech Is lExpunged WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.—Tin house of representatives this af ternoon adopted unanimously th< report of the committee expung ing from the records Represent ative Willet's speech excoriatinj President Roosevelt, which wa delivered January 19. EXONERATED OF SERIOUS CHARGE SEATTLE, Jan. 27. —Cable advices from Juneau today state that United States Marine Inspectors Whitney and Newhall have exonerated Captain Er win Farrar. of the tug Hattie Gage and Captain Patrick Hamilton, of the tug Kayak, on the charge of cowardice made by the captain and crew of the bark Star of Bengal when the latter craft was wrecked off Coronation isl and, Alaska, last fall. The charge made was that the two captains could have saved all the persons aboard the Bengal if they had remained by her. TERRIBLE WRECK. VIENNA, Jan. 27.—1t is re ported that 45 were killed in a wreck at Bislitz, in Austrian Si- Ificio hurniture Dealers. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 27.— Mayor Haynes welcomed the delegates who gathered this morning at the opening session of the M : nnesota Fur niture Dealers' annual convention. Governor Johnson is expected to ad dress the furniture men late this af ternoon. Cosgrove Governor OLYMPIA, Jan. 27. —Governor Cosgrove took the oath of office in the house of representatives this afternoon. The oath was adminis tered by Chief Justice Rudkin. He was immediately taken back to his private car. eHwill probably leave for Paso Robles Friday, •ft. <•_ Meet Death In names DUNBAR, Pa., Jan. 27. —The four children of A. M. Kendall were burned to death in their home early today. Kendall and his wife were seriously cut by a glass and both were inter nally injured by leaping from a win dow. A gas heater started the fire. The children burned to death were Earl, aged 11 years, Pearl, aged seven, Anna, aged four, and a two-year-old child. Jeffries to Show SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27.—James J. Jeffries has signed a contract for a twenty weeks' engagement with William Morris, an eastern vaudeville manager. He will receive $50,000. He will pose as a modern Hercules. Jeffries will open either in the Amer ican music hall or Lincoln square the ater in New York, March 5. e will do a turn in posing, weight lifting and a slight exhibition of boxing. He is to appear in all the big eastern cities. ACCUSED JUDGE WILL RESIGN FAIRBANKS, Jan. 27—It is report ed on good authority that Judge Sisal Reid, charged with malfeasance in of fice, the charges now being investigat ed in "Washington, will soon resign and form a law partnership with Leroy Tofier, the well known Alaska lawyer. California Is Bluffed SACRAMENTO, Jan. 27.—Senator J. B. Sanford announced today that he would drop all his anti-Japanese bills. He believes if they are passed, Roose velt will send a special message to con gress ivquesting that the Japanese be given the privilege of American citi zenship. It seems likely that some sore of an anti-alian, not necessarily janti \ J ii~ anese, legislation will be enac.ted this session. Governor Gillett and Assem blyman A. M. Drew, the author of one of the anti-Japanese bills, have prac tically agreed that anti-alien laws of some character are needed. WOMAN POLICE FOR SEATTLE SEATTLE, Jan. 27.—A special woman police officer, whose duties will be to keep an eye on wayward girls ;ind look after the sev generally, will be an acquisition of the Seattle policte force if an ordinance introduced by Alderman Goddard passes. She will be given a regular salary. _ CANADIAN PACIFIC WILL USE WIRELESS SEATTLE, Jan. 27. —The Canadian Pacific has decided to equip its fleet of Pacific coast steamships with wire less. The first boat will be the Prin cess May on the Vancouver-Alaska run.- The company has 17 ships and it is expected that all will be equipped. House Passes Ole Hanson's Anti-Race Track Measure OLYMPIA, Jan, 27. —(Special)— Without opposition. Ole Hanson's an- ti-race track gambling bill. House Bill No. 1, passed the house this morning the vote being, ayes, 93; nays, 0. The emergency clause was passed by the same vote, putting the law into effect as soon as passed by the senate and signed by the governor. In the senate the only business was Uncle Sam Steps Down, Cuba Will Handle Her Own Reins HAVANA, Jan. 27.—Tom<vrow at noon Major-General Jose Gomez, vet eran of the revolution against Spain, will be inaugurated as president of th e Cuban republic, and Alfredo Zayas will assume the vice-presidency. Gov ernor Magoon, who has been the real ruler of Cuba during the American in tervention, will promulgate a decree declaring re-established the ordinary methods and agencies of government and turning over the island to Presi dent Gomez and the Cuban congress. Thus the people of the gorgeous isle will take over the management of their own governmental affairs for the second time under American auspices. The inaugural ceremonies will take place in the palace and will be at tended by diplomatic representatives and special envoys from all countries. It will be a magnificent affair, attend ed by much pomp and circumstance, and accompanied by a veritable orgy of enthusiastic revelry on the part of the freed and independent populace. Rut the populace, it must be ad mitted, care s r.ut so much for political Independence as it does for the lotter ies. the cocking mains and the bull fights that are promised under the new regime. These sports and pastimes, dear to the heart of every Cuban, were at least nominally banished by the Puritan edicits of the American inva ders. but the liberal partv, which con trols the executive and legislative branches of the new government, has promised that bills establishing the le gality of cock fighting and inaugu rating a national lottery will be among the first introduced. The only kind of warfare that is to have attention now is that of the cock and bull rings. The cock and th> plough were and are the emblemg of the liberal party. During the campaign they were extensively displayed as miniature toys and worn as symbols; now the game rooster is cock of the walk in the truest sense. Every day one sees men and boys going about the streets and in the cars carrying a couple of the gorgeous plumaged little fowls that make, for the Cubans, their great native sport. The society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, which in the island is called the Humane so ciety and the Band of Mercy, has tried to interfere and prevent these fights at least while the American govern ment that forbade them is still here. These humanitarians hold that the in fluence of a cock fight on the sight seer is as brutalizing as is that of a bull fight. Cock fighting, as it is practiced in Cuba, is an altogether different sport from the comparatively tame and hu mane pastime of American cocking mains. In the first place, the fowl is plucked of his feathers, and his body is brilliantly painted. Of course, he starts into the ring enraged. Around his claws are fastened, with fine, del icately-made, but strong steel springs, the formidable spurs that are to tear at his antagonist. Both cocks are equipped in the same way; they have equal chance at each other, and often neither dies, but both just fight until exhausted and drop in the ring. Then the "managers" take up the mangled bodies, rub them with alcohol, pour Safe is Cracked AMITY, Ogn., Jan. 27. —Robbers early this morning cracked the safe of a local bank and stole stamp? valued at $325. They failed to drill through a vault wall separating them from JIOO and valuable jewelry. Archie Masse x was on his way to notify an under taker of the death of a friend who had just died when one robber came .from the bank and held him until the other robbers escaped. All left town on a handcar. TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PEE MONTH. the passage of a bill giving King coun ty an additional superior court judge. Cosgrove is to arrive at 2 p. m. T telegram from Howard Cosgrove son of Governor-elect S. G'. Cosgroce, says: "Father insists on the inaugur ation at the joint session at 3 p. m. sharp. He is feeling well." Judge Rudkin of the supreme court will administer the oath of office. drops of brandy down their throats and when they are revived enough to be maddened with pain, set them at each other again. In the end, if any ray of life is kit, they are carefully nursed back to strength, and made ready for the ring another time,, It is authoritatively asserted that General Gomez intends to restore tire legality ot' cock fighting. Indeed, it is practically restored now. for games ate held every week. Bull fights are also promised, but some think these wl.l not be instituted. The most probable reactionary regulation in matters of "sport" is the lottery, an arrangement to legalize which has been, it is said, submitted to Governor Magoon by the incoming presidential party. The making of many laws, like the making of many books has no end, and a most active industry in this is ex pected when the Cuban government begins its official reign. The conserv atives are keeping still, but that they "are doing a mighty lot of thinking," is certain and as for the other party, that which was headed by the vice president-elect, and called for Zayistas, it is not dead nor even sleeping yet. Good Interest In the Meetings Increase in the attendance and in terest in the service characterized the special meetings at the First Metho dist Episcopal church last evening. The solo of the evening was a temperance selection, and was followed by a strong plea for courageous men for legislators, and who would be loyal to their Constituents. With Psalms 110, 59 as his text, Dr. Turk said in part: "The text is a message to thinkers. There is a decided contrast between man's ways and God's testimonies. Sin began when man wanted to have his own way. That is why men ere lost. Human responsibility Is a serious thing. Many men have had Jittle chance. If they had, they might have done much better than we. The ways of sin are unsatisfying, for there is no satisfaction in sin. Man's thirst for pleasure outruns his ability to sat isfy it. Hell is the multitude of ap petities without the power to gratify them. You can't have another's peace ful face without her pure life. You can't have your father's peace unless you have your father's God. It will be an awful thing for many when they leave their present luxuries for hell. The way of the transgressor is a hard way. God intended that it should be, that men might choose life. The Christian has many trial# and crosses, but what of the poor sinner who has no Christ to help him with his bur dens? Sin's ways are ruinous and wrong ways. Contemplate the ruin wrought by following sin's ways. They are thoughtless ways. Would the sin ner do as he does if he but stopped and thought? The prodigal came to himself when he thought. The moment he began to think he was on the way to salvation. He then turned his feet to Thy testemonies. Made haste to cut loose from the brothel, wine and sin. If you know your duty and do it not it becomes harder. Hence, you should do it at once. Too much time you have already lost. Your chances of salvation decrease with age, yet nothing is im possible with God." The services of this evening will be largely that of Gospel song. Great Actor Died Today PARIS, Jan. 27. —Coquelin, the great est French actor of his time, died in St. Germain today of angina pectoria. He won international fame by his cre ation of the role of Cyrano de Ber gerac.