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Blue-stem, $1.10 to $1.12. Turkey Red, $1.00 to $1.02. Club, $0.95 to $0.98 Barley, $26 to $27. SIXTY CENTS PER MONTH MURDER CATHOLIC PRIEST IN HIS TALK 11 Legislature May Pass a Saturday Afternoon Vacation Law. TO AFFECT BOTH STATE AND COUNTY Legislature Which Refused Eight Hour Law May Pass New Measure. OLYMPIA, March 10.— (Special)— While the present legislature refused to give the working women of the state an eight-hour day, and so mutilated the bill making eight hours a day for miners underground that its author would not recognize it, there is a strong tendency to give public officers a half holiday every Saturday, thus setting an example which it is hoped private interests will soon follow. In I the senate yesterday afternoon a strong debate occurred on the merits of the bill, and it was generally conceded that no business of any importance is transacted on Saturday and it is just as well to close the county and city offices and give everybody a half holi day, that the following day's worship may be more sweet. Strong support is being offered the bill by county officials all over the state who are urging their representa tives here to vote for its passage. This support is no small item, for there are hundreds of officials interested enough to write letters or wire to sev eral men here urging the good features of such legislation. The supporters of an eight-hour day get cold consolation from the effort to shorten the day's work for men and, allow the 10-hour day to prevail for women. Columbia To Be Improved. The upper Columbia river, between Bridgeport and Kettle Falls, is to be improved during the coming two years,! by the joint efforts of the state and j the national governments. The state has appropriated $50,000 available in June for the blasting of rocks from J the stream, and the work will begin as soon as the high water which always,J comes in the spring time, recedes. It is estimated that $100,000 will make j the river navigable over 200 miles, j With craft of sufficient tonnage to 1 carry the business of the section. The federal government will assist in do- | ing the work by furnishing men and< money to give the state the full bene fit of the appropriation made. At the present the river is hardly navigable t>y even the smallest steamcraft. No Upland Birds. It will be unlawful to kill any up land birds in the state of Washing ton. except prairie chickens if Gov ernor Hay approves the game bill j passed by the legislature. The bill t protects until 1913. practically all the: game and song birds, and make a se- ! vere penalty for having in one's pos- , session the dead body of a bird. The possession of a bird or animal pro-j tected by the law is prima facie evi- j (Continued On Page Five.) SUBSCRIBER'S BALLOT Alaska—A. Y. P. Voting Contest 100 Votes—Nominating Coupon—loo Votes The undersigned is a subscriber to the Evening Statesman and I desire to nominate and cast one hundred votes for Miss ' | for the Alaska trip from District No READ ABOUT THE FREE TRIPS TO ALASKA AND THE A. Y. P. EXPOSITION. The Evening 1 Statesman WALLA WALLA'S PIONEER NEWSPAPER—ESTABLISHED 1861 COM TO BEGIN IRK Rumor Says That Work on Right of Way Will Ee Pushed. TWO OLD LINES MERGED IN ONE Engineer for Traction Line Soon to Start Con- struction. Announcement was made this morn ing by those clsely associated with the promoters of the Columbia-Walla Walla traction line from Dayton to Wallula that the engineer who is to have charge of actual construction work will arrive in the city tonight or tomorrow morning, and that men and teams are to be put in the field to grade the right of way. which has been practically secured for the en tire line. Grade states have been set on a portion of the line, and with the chief engineer on the ground personally superintending the work, the prelirn umbia-WalhL ''Valla lines have been as possible. '"' r !BE The farmers' line and the old Col umbia-Walla Walla lines rave been merged into one, under the manage ment of Mr. L. G. Matthias, who came here last week to see what could be done toward completing the line. It is reported that C. F. Caris has b.-en awarded the contract for grading a portion of the right of way, and that operations are to be taken up at both ends and in the center of the route at the earliest possible moment. None of the details have been made public, but it is thought an effort will be made to have the line partially com pleted for moving the coming wheat crop. From Walla Walla to Wallula will be the first section completed, according to information given out to day, though workmen will be main tained on the Dayton section until completed. The option granted the farmers un der the direction of Dr. Blalock, ex pired February 14 through the failure of the auxiliary company to raise the $250,000 named in the contract, but it is now said the farmers are interest ed in the line, and that the two com panies, merged into one, under direc tion of Mr. Matthias, will lend every energy to an early completion of the road. VOTING GQNIEST GAINS HEADWAY SEVERAL YOUNG LADIES HAVE QUIETLY BEGUN THEIR WORK ALREADY. Four Trips Are Offered to Alaska and All May Be Sure of Trip to Se attle Exposition. The big Alaska and A.-Y.-P. expo sition contest inaugurated by The WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1909 CITY WILL PAVE 40 BLOCKS THIS YEAR Statesman is rapidly gaining headway and many young ladies are planning to make the trip to Alaska and the ex» position with The Statesman soon af ter the exposition opens. All of course want to make the trip to Alaska, but they have the assurance that if they fail in landing one of those trips they are sure of a trip to Seattle if they secure the 21 yearly subscriptions. It' is already announced that sev eral young ladies have quietly begun work and have secured the promises of a number of their friends to aid them in their ambition. The Statesman has come to be looked upon as a necessary newspaper in the homes of Walla Walla, and of course nearly everybody will soon be subscribers. To get the evening news they must have the Statesman and in securing it they can also help a young lady friend in securing a most attrac tive trip to Alaska. There is not a young lady within the bounds of the states of Washing ton and Oregon but who longs for an opportunity to visit Uncle Sam's northern possession. It will be a trip of a lifetime and well worth the en ergies of many weeks to secure. The most attractive part of the en tire plan is that the trip will be made in company with a number of other young ladies, all bent on sightseeing. It will be a jolly party that boards the steamer at Seattle some day when tVie good old summer t'me is again with us. Many have planned to take a trip to Alaska but few in Walla Walla have ever enjoyed the privilege. The win ners of The Statesman's contest will certainly be in a position to thoroughly enjoy themselves for a term of two weeks. Young ladies who desire to make the trip should get into the contest early and sedure the benefit of a good start If you have a friend whom you would like to see make the trip it i s your privilege to nominate her by using the blank ballot on the first page of t*his issue of The Statesman. It will also count as one hundred votes. A ballot box will be placed in posi tion in the Statesman office t'oday where you may cast your ballots and nominations. Leaves for Lewiston. Mrs. M. Bean left this afternoon for ftn extended visit with friends and relatives in Lewiston, Ida. THE BASEBALL SEASON IS HERE. PETITION'S PRESENT ED BY PROPERTY OWNERS. Macadam and Asphalt Will Improve Streets of Walla Walla. Forty blocks of Walla Walla streets will present a different appearance a year from now, unless present plans fail to materialize the movement for the paving and macadamizing of cer tain streets in compliance with peti- tions from property owners, having been started last night when the city council adopted plans and specifica- tions for the various pavements for which bids may be submitted. Twenty-two and one-half blocks of streets adjoining the business section of the city are to be paved, including Rose from Seventh to Colville; Rose from Colville to Palouse; Spokane from Rose to Main; North Second from Mill creek bridge to Oak street; North Third from Mill creek bridge to Elm street; Rose street alley between Third and Fourth; and West Main street from Ninth to Twelfth street. Petitions asking for macadam in clude a total of 17 1-2 blocks, as fol fows: Crescent from East Alder to Park; Grove from Crescent to Wash ington; Washington from Grove .to Park; Park from East Alder to Chest nut; East Chestnut from Park to Pa louse; East Rose from Palouse to the intersection with North Rose; and Craig street from Park to Palouse. The specifications drawn up for the macadam are indentical in the several districts to be created. By the adoption of the specifica tions for paving improvements mem bers of the council have opened the way for a variety of bids on any one variety of street coverings, among which are brick, asphalt, bitulithic with bituminous base, bitulithic with concrete base, bituminous macadam, and the Blome granitoid with concrete base. All call for a concrete base with the exception of the bituminous base for bitulithic, and in order to give property owners an opportunity to make a selection the specifications make it possible for a company to en ter separate bids for either the crush ed quarry rock, crushed creek cob blestones, creek gravel or for other gravel of sufficient flinty nature. It is believed anv one of the above con crete bases will prove satisfactory* though there is a vast difference in the life of the different bases, and a corresponding variation in the cost. The council also leaves the situation open to property owners who may say which ratio of mixture they desire to be used in the paving bases, three different composition being named, as follows: One part cement, three parts sand, and five parts rock; one part cement, three parts sand and six parts rock; one part cement, four parts sand and seven parts rock. In the paving work done several years #go there was considerable discusion among property owners, as well as in the council, relative to the merits of the 1-3-5 as compared with other compositions, and in order to elim inate all repetition of former de bates the question is to be so ar ranged that property owners who pay for the improvements may be the judge of what shall be used. It is not probable that any decisive action relative to starting actual work can be done before the arrival of the early summer as the city clerk in com plying with the city ordinances, must give property owners two weeks in which to enter protests agai»st the improvement; ten days in which to protest against the assessments after the rolls are made up and the assess ment ordinance passed. Representa tives from the companies putting down the pavements named above are ex pected in Walla Walla this year, and the plan of the council in making a variety of b!#s on each pavement pos sible, is meeting with the approval of those who have petitioned for street improvements. PUBLICITY COMMITTEE SOLICITING FUNDS. W. G. Souther and members of the I publicity committee of the Commer j cial club are out this afternoon on a j soliciting tour among the business t>f the city, endeavoring to raise more funds with which to carry on the work planned by that department. The re sults of the tour will probably be made public at the regular business i meeting of the club tomorrow night. NO PROBE IS VOTE Senate Will Not Have the Insurance Office Investigated. SCHIVELY HAS UPPER HOUSE By a Vote of 22 to 20 the Reconsideration Is Defeated. OLA MPIA, March 10.— (Special)— By a vote of 22 to 20 the senate this morning refused to reconsider the vote by which the resolution to investigate the state insurance department was defeated Monday. This ends the pros pects of any legislative investigation being made of the state offices. Considerable personality was indulg ed in by both sides in the debate which preceded the vote; but the roll call showed that a majority of the upper house had confidence in the present and former incumbents of the insur- ance departments. It is probable that there will be no further mention of the investigation made this session, as the time is short and the senate has shown plainly that it does not care to take a part in the probing of the insurance office. Senator Graves of Spokane led the fight against the investigation. He quoted from the constitution of the state showing that all cases cf im peachment and indictment must come from the house, while the senate sit as judge in the proceedings. This ends the investigation apparently, so far as the legislature is concerned. It is doubtful if the governer will call a special session at the behest of the people advocating an inevstigation. Senator Paulhamus made a strong speech favoring the investigation and was seconded by Booth. Graves ar gued that any committee appointed by the legislature to go into the Schively and Nichols offices after the adjourn ment of the session, could be kicked out figuratively and literally. Jury Wi I Investigate. SPOKANE, Tvlarc-i 10.' —The grand jury with B. F. Davis as foreman, will begin its session tomorrow. The principal ca;-e will be the Root Gordon scandal, although neither name is mentioned in the charge to the jury. Attorneys for defense have attacked Prosecutor Pugh, accusing him of prejudicing public opinion regarding the Root matter. Pugh has denied this saying: "If you think the jury is called to whitewash Gordon, you are mis- taken." G. T. GREGORY, of the Real Estate Firm of Spencer, Fox, and Gregory over the First National Bank, picks today's winner of the dollar. The name picked at random from the city directory appears in the " Want Ad Columns " of today's issue. It may be your name. Look and see. You will always find something of interest fo rou in these columns. Get the Habit and read them daily. Walla Walla: Fair tonight and Thursday; light frost tonight. Western Washington: Fair tonight and Thursday, light frost tonight. SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK HOME SHOT DOWN 111 RECTORY Father Erasmus Ansoine of Newark, Killed in Cold Blood. NO CAUSE KNOWN FOR BRUTAL DEED Men Who Ask to Bee Priest Shoot Him Through The Body. NEWARK, March 10.—Rev. Ersmuss Anisone, curate of the St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic church, was shot down in t*he rectory of the church this morning' by three men, and died en route to the hospital. Miss Tonista, his housekeeper, who tried to prevent the assassination, was Phot and will die. The cause of the shooting is unknown as yet. Father Ansione had just celebrated mass when the doorbell rang and his housekeeper found a group of three or four men at' the door. They asked to see the priest, who escorted them to the l'ttle front parlor of the rectory. What occurred there is a mystery, except the shooting- of the priest. Tho housekeeper, hearing shots as she en tered the kitchen, rushed into the room and the assassins trampled on hef body as they fled. Alexander Sendyickoski, a former policeman, Michael Poluch and An tonio Seweztuck. were arretted on suspicion. The priest was shot three times through the body. A year ago there was trouble among his parishioners in Paterson, but Father Ansione did not participate. St. Stanislaus is the largest Polish Cath olic church in New Jersey. No definite description of the assassins C£\n be obtained. The wounded woman is un able to talk. "RUDD" RESER GOES TO ALASKA FOR GOVERNMENT. George Reser, familiarly known as "Rudd," a former student of Whit man college and one of the best guards the University of Washington ever produced, left this city last night' for Alaska where he will spend the spring and summer. "Rudd" will return to this city next September and will then resume his studies at the state uni- versity. SAY McLEAN ESTATE In the matter of the estate of J. W. McLean, there was filed In the superior court this afternoon, a statement by Mary L,. McLean, as executrix of the last will and testament, claiming that the estai'e was fuHy solvent and able to meet any and all demands placed against it. IS FULLY SOLVENT.