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FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1909
Dry Fir, Slab
and Pine Wood
Diamond and Rock
Springs lump and nut
Phone 167
Yards—East Summach St.
The New York
Dental Parlors
High Grade Dentistry,.
Third Between Main and Aldar.
Mndo to Measure
222 East Alder. Telephone 1464
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Examination free Phone 52
+ It !s> wrapped in wax paper and
+ is absolutely dust and germ proof.
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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.
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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'
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kx-IHuse Surgeon State Col'ege
Assistant State Veterinarian
Sursrerjf a Specialty.
I'n-to-date Hospital Service
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
Office: Model Stable, 118 Main
Walla Walla Washington.
''alls promptly answered day
nr night.
Office phone 79; Res. phone 957
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
a named CheRZO won. and
for all fight started.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
11 Nil MCE
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.
Mary Tanke 298,100
Arlie Rouanzion 343.670
Winnie Shields i 204.100
Anna Welch 219,800
Gertrude Booher ..284.420
Ruth Bannister 180,600
Lola Bloom ... .i 183,740
Anna May Thompson 191,100
Laura Smith 176,440
Lucy Martin 140,300
Vella Byrnes 151.690
Lottie Barnes 180.415
Myrtle Mancock 127.600
Hazel Shelton 143,300
Rozy Cobientz 170,000
District No. 3.
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
Myrtle Witt 184.300
Mae Jona* . ...i 19^,100
Conover - 181,020
Caroline Wright 201.340
Maude Sanders ,147.600
Cora Whitney .168.700
Minnie Woodruff 221.700
Bertha Howells .—i 190.610
Lois Buchet 211,710
EHsie Burgdof 241,600
Mrs. Esther Fister 230,715
Ethel Crowell 307,620
Kate Painter 221,100
Bessie Case 240,220
Gertrude Aritz 251,420
Stella Lewis 260,700
District No. 4.
Nellie Hall 294.115
Bessie Faust 281,140 I
Esther Stigler •. 232,100
Frances Olbright 240,600
Elsie Clements 234,000
Martha Burgmaster 229.140
Laura Basket 236 000
Alta Coleman ... 223.640
Ella M. Lewis 217.400
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
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.
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