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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1909
Dry Fir, Slab and Pine Wood Diamond and Rock Springs lump and nut coal. D. W. MILLER Phone 167 Yards—East Summach St. The New York Dental Parlors High Grade Dentistry,. Third Between Main and Aldar. PHONE 49< * EAST MAIN STJ • WAUA WASfr PHONES - OFFICE 353 " RESIDENCE 392 pf[s TESTED GLASSES GROUfI P^niTCP Sawyer Suits Satisfy Mndo to Measure 222 East Alder. Telephone 1464 ALL H.IISDS OF LUMBER OREGON LUMBER fARD J oil?/ -W. M'CPITB, MgT. 121 W. Main St. 'Phone P/lain I** A - D - Optical Specialist 15 C. Main St Examination free Phone 52 + TRY OL'R SANITARY CREAM <■ BREAD. + It !s> wrapped in wax paper and + is absolutely dust and germ proof. + MODEL BAKERY & CONF. CO, + PHon* 33. No. 3, First 8t BaehioM & Ackermann Wholesale LIQUOR DEALERS Telephone Main 434 0 m;d 11 East Alder Street n A e'-ennan. A. Bachtold roiß'B BAZmtSR A Business Directory of each Cily, Town and Village in Oregon aiid Washington, griting a Descriptive Sketch of each place. Location, Shipping l Facilities and a Classi fied Directory of each Business and Profession. N R. L. POLK * CO., IM. #e»tMe, Wash. J H.Timmons, Transfer uiduaer of freight, goodß and mo 8,c «: bandied with cart A ; 1 orders promptly attenJed to. For yarding freight & specialty. Offlc* "f'lgefa Jewelry Store. Rea. 161' "'""'""tp \r»in 266 kx-IHuse Surgeon State Col'ege Assistant State Veterinarian Sursrerjf a Specialty. I'n-to-date Hospital Service Graduate Veterinary Surgeon DR. J. W. WOODS Office: Model Stable, 118 Main Walla Walla Washington. ''alls promptly answered day nr night. Office phone 79; Res. phone 957 SIX SUITORS FIGHT; TWO FATALLY WOUNDED r aw Lots For Hand of Village Belle— D aggers and Revolvers Used in Struggle That Followed. A P r 'l 16. —In a riot at V,' nif, ' ld - a mining town, early yester. inr X forei^ners were seriously !n --cpr' and two of them fatally. Dag s and revolvers were used. * the J \ X in j ured men were suitors for the eft?, ° f Lizzie Mozeka. the belle of loverf ent " The father - to hel P the th, o ;,r r " POSed draw ing lots to decide Question. a named CheRZO won. and for all fight started. LONDON FORGOT ABOUT SCARE ON REPORT Of SHACKLETON LONDON CANNOT, HOWEVER, DOWN THE TERRIBLE SPEC. TRE FOR LONG. Economy Is Watchword in English Governmental Circles—Much Interest in Aeroplanes. LONDON, April 16. — (Special)— Scientific circles in England forgot all about the naval scare when the news arrived of Lieut. Shackleton's record journey to the south pole. Great hopes are based on the natural history dis coveries, while the fact that fossil or ganisms were found is considered one of the most important items of news respecting the expedition. Previous expeditions brought only fragmentary specimens, believed to be fossils, but they were practically useless for re search purposes. Before he left England Lieut. Shack leton had great hopes that his motor car would enable him to get very near the south pole. He explained to his friends several things about the con struction of the car. which had been specially made for the expedition. The body was made very high, because of traveling through snow, and the wheels were so made that either spikes or studs could be screwed into the rim, the spikes for traveling over ice and the studs for traveling over snow. Lieut. Shackleton said that when htey got the motor car started they would have to travel day and night, and the inside was arranged so that some one of the three who were to accompany the car could always be asleep. He was perfectly confident that thQ motor car on the great Antarctic con tinent would enable him to accomplish much more than had ever been done before, but as a matter of fact, it seems to have been of very little use. There is no mention in the messages which have so far reached this coun try of it having been employed in the dash for the pole and dependence seems to have been entirely on sledges drawn by Siberian ponies—the latter being shot for the pot as food became scarcer. It was a disappointment for those who were specially attracted by the idea of motoring to the soutli pole, and the inference is that the ice bar rier offered obstacles to anything less sure than flesh and blood. But the expedition shows the amount of hard and valuable work accom plished in one Antarctic summer. Not a single day appears to have been wasted, and the swiftness of the whole thing is perhaps best realized when one remembers that it is hardly eleven weeks since Lieut. Shackleton stood at his farthest "south. This expedition in fact, seems to have accomplished more in one season than the Scott ex pedition did in two, a result which can only be attributed to the extraordinary energy and resolution of its leader. Next Line of Exploration. The point now arises, what will be the next line of advance. The efforts of British explorers will probably be most usefully employed in an attempt to penetrate from the Ross Barrier to the rear of King Edward Seventh L»and, with a view to establishing the exist ence or non-existence of the land re ported by Capt. Cook in ln4, about latitude 72, longitude 110. Given a favorable base at the east end of the barrier, this might be done with a sledge journey of the same extent as that which Lieut. Shackleton has just accomplished. In any case, it is certain that the Ross sea and barrier afford the most promising base for future work. Efforts to approach the Antarc tic continent from any other point in, Its vast circumference give little hope of success, and the French expedition in Pourcruoi Pass, now about to winter in the vicinity of Graham Land, is hardly likely to achieve results that can compare with those of the recont British expedition. The expedition has robbed, the novel ist of a favorite field of exercise for imagination. Frequently fiction writers have pictured an Antarctic Utopia, bathed in sunshine, sheltered from the rude blasts of corroding competition, wherein ideal socialists had "all things in common among them." The Nlm rod has dispelled that illusion and nar rowed down the dreamers to still more restricted limits than hitherto. Mention of Capt. Coop reminds one that the Prince of Wales has consented to become honorary chairman of the general committee formed to promote the erection in London of a memorial In honor of ,Capt. Cook, the great navi gator and explorer. The proposal was originated by a letter from Sir Joseph Carruthers, ex_prime minister of New South Wales, published last November urging that the capital of the British c-mpire should not be without a monu ment to the man who laid the founda tion of the present greatness of Aus tralia and New Zealand. Interest in Aeroplanes. The aero expedition in London this week has effectively proved that a new Industry has been born in England, as in other countries. The exhibitors as sure the writer they have done a brisk business in aeroplanes. One British inventor and builder, Howard T. "VN right has received orders for six aeroplanes on his model, at $6,000 each, on a guar anty being given that they will fly, and the Inventor will instruct the buyers in their use. Capt. Wyndham, a king's messenger, has sffld one of his aero planes to a Dr. Boyd for $4,500. Ths Inventor promises to fly across the channel this year. Several other or ders are announced besides thest. As as matter of fact, it is a very curious kind of excitement that one feels at the aero exhibition at Olympia. You may go without any particular interest, without even believing very much. Then slowly, as you walk about, the great THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, "WASHLNGT ON. sweep of the aeroplanes begins to fas cinate you and the end is real ex citement, which makes you stand and stare at the shear simplicity of the things, the shallow firm curves of the planes, the criss-cross of reinforcing wires, the absence of "contraptions." A switch or two for controlling the en gine, a very little running gear for managing the planes, hardly to bfe traced amid the reinforcing wires, and that is all. The rest is as clear and as simple as mathematics —is, indeed mathematics—and not much less dif ficult in the working out. But there, so far worked out already and in existence, with something of a record behind them the simplicity is splendid. Moreover the things look as if they would fly, they look right. Of course, they will be very much more right yet, but even as they stand they are convincing. Above all, they look rational. They are not attempts to imitate birds or mayflies, or any com plicated and power-wasting substi stutes for the flight-motions of nature. They look like products of human rea_ son and sense, and that is the most hopeful point about them. I speak, of course, of the aeroplane strictly *80 called, the biplane or the monoplane, with more or less box-kite attachments forward and aft. The show does not lack machines wnich are still hunting after those elusive flight-motions—helicopters and stere opters, and so on—which the plain man classes as lapping machines. They are tremendously ingenious, and inspire no confidence at all. Jt is serious, too, to And how very little one cares about the small models, save the model of the WTright brothers' aeroplane. They were well enough while we had none of the real things, but the Voisin aeroplanes here make them look like toys. They do fly, I believe, and thev have "prac ticable" propellers, which are worked by long strands of stout elastic which is twisted round and round and then drives the propellers by unwinding it self. But an hour spent in looking at all their varied forms and cunning de vices does not make one feel the power of flight so much as five minutes near one of the full-size machines. Metal Lighter Than Aluiminum What appears to be one of the most remarkable exhibits at the aeronautic al show—a few pieces of whitish metal which would probably be passed over as samples of aluminum by a casual visitor—-has not captured much pub licity. But I am told that these piec_ es are specimens of a new metal or alloy, so new that it has not even re ceived a name. It is extraordinarily light. Aluminum weighs rather more than twice as fhuch as water; the new metal is scarcely one and three-quartet times the weight of water —a redaction of fully one-third. A rod of the new metal four and a half feet long would be just about equal in weight to an iron rod of the same diameter of only a single foot length. Taking a line through aluminum, one would expect the new metal to be of a poor, crumbly nature, but this is far from the case, as a small strip exhibits an elasticity like that of spring brass. The metal can be rolled into sheet or drawn into wire, but it cannot be cast nor be joined by brazing. No price is quoted at present, but for special purposes the material should (be worth a good deal. Writing of aeroplanes naturally calls to mind the hopes placed on them for war purposes and the steps that are being taken to offset their utility in that respect. The Krupp works have produced a gun to fight aeroplanes, and the Vickers, Maxim company in Eng land is experimenting not only on that head, but also to produce a light ar mament to be carried by aeroplanes. Artillery experts at the national Wool wich arsenal, too, are experimenting with various types of guns, tor at_ tacking theße monsters, of the air shoukl they ever be brought within the range of practical warfare. The weapon that meets with most favor at Woolwich just now is in some re spects a combination of a howitzer and; a naval Hotchkiss gun, and throws shells of two pounds or so with vefy great rapidity. , Many admirers of Tennyson's poems will be surprised to learn that his youngest sister, Mrs. Lushington, has just died. It was this lady who was engaged to Arthur Henry Hallam, Tennyson's intimate friend, whose early death inspired the greater por tion of "In Memoriam." Mrs. Lush- Ington was in her ninety-second year. The liberal premier of England is working hard to lay the naval scare he worked up to bring the insurgents in his party to order, but it will need all his efforts to continue on the econom ical policy the government set itself, for the country is badly frightened. I had occasion the other day to meet an official of a foreign government whose duties are in London, and who is a man of world-wide experience, besides being a good friend of this country. His own government is in no way con cerned in the question of great navies now agitating England and Germ a-.v, and his attitude is therefore that the intelligent and disinterested forei«r-«r. So he professed to be unable to under stand the present scare, unless it was due to confused thinking. British Naval Situation. The British navy, lie declared, is so much more powerful that for years to come Germany cannot overtake it. But his main point was that Germany could not, whatever the power of her navy, be contemplating an attack on this country, because this would involve a great European war, in which all her efforts would be required for her own immediate frontiers, and she would have no force to spare for such an en terprise as the conquest of Great Bri tain. Germany wanted a great navy, he observed, because she was a great nation, had great interests abroad, and wanted to be in a position to protect them, as well as to show Great Britain that her friendship was worth having. If the United States setit a great war fleet all round the world at vast ex pense and with universal approval, why should Germany not construct a great fleet as well? What is right and proper in America cannot be mere ambition and a desire to trouble the world in the case of Germany. The impression he gave me was that the intelligent foreigner in London just now finds, amusement and astonishment in the spectacle Britons are presenting to his gaze. As a matter of fact there are many Britons who take the same attitude of amused detachment seeing "politics" rather than national danger in all this outcry. But the government means to econo mize where it can, with a $75,000,000 deficit facing the chancellor of the ex chequer. The king's expenditure is even under survey. Wj'.th his majes ty's approval, the strictest economy will mark the operations of the office of works during the next twelve months as far as the royal palaces are concerned. A net decrease of $17,000 upon this item 'is anticipated, and it is arrived at by curtailing the expendi ture upon new works. At Marlbor_ ough House and Frogmore the.require ments of the Prince and Princess of of Wales will be met by an additional sum within $600 in all, and in general terms it may be said that the royal family will, during the coming finan cial year, make a smaller demand than usual upon the national exchequer. Another Race Qeustion. Another race question is bothering the British government. Anglo-Indian opinion in London is thoroughly hostile to Viscout Morley's "tremendous inno vation" in appointing a Hindu to a seat on th 9 viceroy's council. A member of parliament who has very large com mercial interests in India told me to night the appointment of Mr. Sinha has been known in Calcutta for some time. Among Anglo-Indians It Is felt that it would have been better to wait until a fair trial had been given to the policy of introducing the native element on the legislative and provin cial executive councils. Tfeat was re garded as somewhat of a leap in the dark, but to place a native on the vice roy's council is fraught with particular danger. The council really governs India; it consists of six members, in cluding the commander-in-chief, and its acts are always styled those of the viceroy and council of India.. Mr. Sinha, the native member, is a successful Bengali barrister of from 50 to 55. He is of humble origin, and this, it is thought, will give offense to the native princes, the Mohammedans and to the high-caste Hindus. Mr. Sinha has been regarded as friendly to British rule and lived for some years in London, studying English customs, law and literature. He is an able and cultured man. A member of the czar's entourage, who is now in London, confirms the re port that the health of the czarina has caused the greatest uneasiness to her family and those about her for some months, and the imperial physicians now despair of affecting a complete recovery from nervous ailments. In these circumstances her majesty is be ing urged to take a prolonged cruise this summer in the imperial yacht, and there is every probability that she will do this, accompanied by all her chil dren. It is stated that her majesty Would have been quite willing to take this cruise some little time ago if the czar would have consented to accom. pany her, btit his majesty felt that the internal condition of Russia demanded his constant presence near St. Peters burg, so that the czarina will take this cruise alone. According to such arrangements as at present have been made, her majes ty will §pend most of her time in the Mediterranean and may pay a private visit to this country upon her return voyage, while both the czar and czarina hope to spend a few weeks in Denmark In the latter part of the summer. The managers of the West End thea ters in London have decided to petition against the daylight saving bill, and to ask the 1 prime minister to receive a deputation on the subject. They think that saving in daylight will mean loss to the theaters. The playhouse, in their view, is essentially an evening enter tainment. If daylight be extended there will be less inclination to go to the theater. From April to September what is now 8 o'clock in the evening would be 7 o'clock, and the managers appear to think that the additional hour of daylight would keep people out of the theater. L. H. MOORS. HEALER HAS WOMAN AT POINT OF DEATH Physicians Declare That Fast of Thir teen Days Prescribed by Neuropath WMI Cost Her Life. DENVER, Cal.. April 16.—The Times has published the following: "In a precarious condition and not expected to live, Mrs. Mary E. Lewis, a widow, and a sister of Judge David E Morgan, associate justice of the su preme court of North Dakota, lies at her home, 1421 York street. Physicians in charge assert that a fast of thir teen days and six hours prescribed" by a healer who calls himself a 'neuro path and naturopath* is responsible for the condition of the woman." Women Storm Legislature. SPRINGFIELD, Ills., April 16.—The Illinois legislature was taken by siorm by the suffragettes today." Hundreds swarmed the aisles and the regular business was abandoned. They but tonholed the legislators and poured a tale of oppression of men into their ears. This afternoon they took pos session of the speaker's stand in the house and the president's chair in the ■enate. They delivered 20 addresses favoring equal suffrage. LEAD CK 11 Nil MCE MISS BASHORE COMES TO THE FRONT WITH GOOD INCREASE IN VOTE. Other* Are Following Close and Inter* •at in Contest Grows Keener Every Day. Again Miss Kay Bashore has forged to the front, and Miss Stella Grinstead is in second place. But the leader this morning had only about 2000 votes to the good, and is far from being se cure in the premier place. Other con testants, too, are working their way toward the top rung of the contest ladder and tomorrow's count may show some interesting things in the way of voting. The fa-r weather today was respon sible for increased activities in hustl ing votes. Every fair contestant was woiking hard and trying to get her vote well to the front before the ■end of the week. Next week will undoubt edly see even more interest taken than did this; although the struggle for the lead has been close and exciting dur ing the past six days. The vote at present is as follows: ' District No. 1. Jessie Garrett 371,100 Nettie Lampp 348,440 Verttece Stettler 333,400 Minnie Gimmikle 361.090 Effie Fayerweather 240,015 Nettie Lamb 212,600 Lucile Gabbart 181,100 Florence Bohannon 140.000 Edna Holnpes 151.600 Lucretia Cummings 148.300 Sophia Hess 212,075 Luella McKean 160,000 Hazel Jennings 118,000 Stella Grinstead ..385,040 Minnie Miller 122,130 Margaret McCool 360.000 Mrs. Clara Gonser ..i 364,140 May Warren 353.100 Daisy Oliver 110,040 Lona Kyger 355,680 Neva Ware 366,190 Jessie Abbott 118,700 Orpha Dyer 347,690 Pauline Anderson 108.200 Ruth Howick i a . 259.300 Miss Sacre 112,600 Lillian Blackman 117.220 Enid Smitten ) 109,100 Hazel Stetler 338,400 Harriet Stoddard 194,000 May Bashore 387,040 District No. 2. Freewater. Mary Tanke 298,100 Milton. Arlie Rouanzion 343.670 Winnie Shields i 204.100 Anna Welch 219,800 Athena. Gertrude Booher ..284.420 Weston. Ruth Bannister 180,600 Lola Bloom ... .i 183,740 Anna May Thompson 191,100 Laura Smith 176,440 Touchet. Lucy Martin 140,300 Vella Byrnes 151.690 Lottie Barnes 180.415 Gardena. Myrtle Mancock 127.600 Hazel Shelton 143,300 Rozy Cobientz 170,000 District No. 3. Dayton. Verna Hopkins 192,000 Cordelia Bailey ... 198,740 Chloa Moffit 214,600 Hazel Nichols 173,315 Dallie Nash ..i 314.000 Lena Moulton 307.680 Clara Booker . 173,615 Waitsburg. Myrtle Witt 184.300 Mae Jona* . ...i 19^,100 Conover - 181,020 Caroline Wright 201.340 Maude Sanders ,147.600 Cora Whitney .168.700 Pomeroy. Minnie Woodruff 221.700 Bertha Howells .—i 190.610 Lois Buchet 211,710 Starbuck. EHsie Burgdof 241,600 Mrs. Esther Fister 230,715 Pres^ott. Ethel Crowell 307,620 Kate Painter 221,100 Bessie Case 240,220 Dixie. Gertrude Aritz 251,420 Stella Lewis 260,700 District No. 4. Pasco. Nellie Hall 294.115 Bessie Faust 281,140 I Kenn*wick. Esther Stigler •. 232,100 Frances Olbright 240,600 Richland. Elsie Clements 234,000 Martha Burgmaster 229.140 Laura Basket 236 000 Attalia. Alta Coleman ... 223.640 Wallula. Ella M. Lewis 217.400 VERMONT PASSENGERS HAVE UNUSUAL EXPERIENCE. Stopped By Slide, Crash Into F r eight and Blocked by loe From R.ver. MONTREAL, April 16—Short ot being held up by train robbers, the passengers on the Central Vermont train from Boston due here last night experienced every sensation that trav elers by rail are liable to. The train was due at 10 o'clock last night and it arrived here shortly after 11 o'clock today. Several miles from Rosebury, Ver mont, the train was stopped and de layed fiv« hours because a large sec tion ot a cliff had fallen, burying the rails under tons of earth. At Poxbury the train ran into the rear of a freight train on a siding causing a long de'ay. Five miles be vond there a .•mal! river which had overflowed its tanks blocked the track with ice. GENTLEMEN ®, rM ® U P P*y*~~Don't be behind the proceeeion—be a leader— Now is the time te select your Spring Suit—New and Furnishings. 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