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.Lered at the Postoffice at Walla
Walla, Washington, as second-class
Tb* Complete Telegraph News Service
printed in these columns is
furnished by
The Evening Statesman's motto:
"Greater Walla Walla.
lie Weather
Walla Wfclla and vicinity: Fair to
night and Saturday.
"Washington: Fair tonight and Sat
Weather Conditions.
Clear weather prevails this morning
on the Pacific slope except western
Washington and at Los Angeles in
which localities light showers occurred
during the past 24 hours. A slight de
' pression moving eastward through
western Canada has caused rain or
snow in eastern Montana and the Da
kotas. Rain also occurred in lowa, the
tipper Lake region and in New England.
Only slight temperature changes have
taken place over the western half of
the country, but east of the Mississippi
it is generally warmer. The indications
are for fair weather in this vicinity
tonight and Saturday with little change
in temperature.
JOHN nROVER, Observer.
Mr. Payne's effort to revise the tariff
by means of the bill which bears his
name is meeting with some remark
able results. Naturally, it is to be ex_>
pected that any political measure af
fecting so many different and powerful
interests, throughout so large a terri
tory as the United States and its col
onies, must evoke a great variety of
opposition. Rut the Payne bill seems
to have aroused the women of America,
for the first time, on the subject of
tariff legislation.
Never before in the history of Amer
ica have women taken so general and
concerted an attitude for or against
sny national policy as they now as
sume against the proposed increase of
tariffs on clothing and tea. Mr. Payne.
If nothing else, will have achieved the
distinction of being the most talked
about man among Americans of the
opposite sex in the country today.
In Chicago the league of Cook county j
women's clubs is waging a national
battle against certain provisions of the
Payne tariff-revision bill. The league
plans to get so many signatures aerainst
the high tariffs on clothing and femi-*
nine necessities, from all over the Unit
ed States, that congressmen will be
afraid to endorse them.
In Chicago one hundred thousand j I
names have already been signed to these !
petitions, and blanks will be sent to I
every large city in the nation for the [
signatures of women in all classes of
society. These blanks will be dis
played 1n stores, depots and other pub
lic places, so that millions of womer
Will see tlirm. and it is hoped that a*
least one million will sign.
Among the centers for this crusade
are Minneapolis. St. Paul. Indianapolis v
Cleveland. Kansas City, St. Ty->uis. Den
ver and San Francisco. It is believed
that these cities alone will contribute
the million signed protests against ex
tra tariff on gloves and stockings—fo» -
It i** on these two articles of feminine 1
apparel that the fight is being central
When all the slins have been signer'
they will be bound in a neat volume by
the Chicago headquarters' committee of
the work, and forwarded to Washing
ton. This volume should be an impres
sive or.e and exereise a great influence
on Washington solons.
Of course the printing of several
milHon petitions, their transportation
ar.d the details of organization and I
promotion work Imply a considerable;
expo-i.se. Most of this, no doubt, is!
met by private contribution from mem -
bers of tjie women s clubs in various
cities concerned in the petition cru_
sade. It is probable, though, that many
large dry goods houses have made gen
erous donations to aid the cause.
This, however, does not rob the wo- i
man's war of its dignity nor make it
less remarkable or unprecedented.
Nothing of the kind has hitherto oc
curred in America or any other coun
try. and it argues not only of the un
popularity of the tariff provisions in
volved. but of the wondrous strides wo
men have made in executive ablllry.
Eight or ten years ago such a cru
sade would have been an impossibility.
Women would not have known how to
start it or how to promote it. after the
start was made. Since the vogue of
the business and professional woman,
the club woman and the bachelor girl,
soy inequalities have undergone a mar
velous change. Woman oreani7Ps and
carries out campaigns with a dash and
acumen which calls forth grudging ad
miration from the wiliest politician,
nowadays. If she doesn't want high
tariff on gloves or stockings, she does
not weep or ask husband and brother to
make it right. She settles it herself —
by the simplest and most direct meth
"Survivors" of the wreck of the
steamship Indiana, which went aground
near Magdalena Bay, have been landed
in San Francisco by the cruiser Cali
fornia. Xo bedraggled and disgruntled
crowd of unfortunates were these, but
as gay and Jubilant a lot of people as
one might expect to see anywhere.
"The wreck was a regular picnic,"
says one of them, and so it was. With
out even getting their feet wet, these
shipwrecked voyagers were transferred
to the cruiser California with their be
longings and treated with every cour
tesy, showered with every attention
that rank and file of the navy could
provide. What is more, they reached
their destination about 24 hours ahead
of schedule time.
A wreck under such conditions should
be, indeed, a pleasure and a rare one
at that. In the human breast, regard
less of condition or state, is a yearning
for adventure. Who has not read ro
mantic stories of shipwreck and wished
—not re-ally, perhaps, but half uncon
sciously that he might participate in
some hairbreadth escape or dramatic
emprise of the sea?
Yet until recently, shipwrecks, in
reality, have been as disappointing by
comparison with fond anticipations as
stage life behind the footlights. Ro
mance has been more or less marred
by loss of life and hardship. Even the
famous Columbia wreck which added
to our working vocabulary the wireless
signal "C. Q. D." was not entirely a
pleasant affair.
But now, at last, the Pacific Mail.,
has given us the real thing in wrecks
—the painless, dangerless, waterproof
wreck of the twentieth century. Why
did no one think of it before?
To the ocean traveler who suffers
either from ennui or mal de mer during
the long journey abroad, there will now
be a spice of novelty. To the seeker
for adventure whose timid disposition
has prevented his gratifying it before
a new and delightful experience is
To all of the millions who have never
been shipwrecked, from fear, neglect
or lack of opportunity—here is a
There can be no manner of doubt
that the innovation introduced by the
Pacific Mail will be widely and ex
tensively imitated. Doubtless it will
be improved upon in some instances,
for»the larger and wealthier steamship
companies will certainly enter into
competition on the personally conduct
ed shipwreck proposition.
Wie may soon expect to see. instead
of mere shipwreck and rescue features,
such as the Indiana's example pre
sented, much more complicated and
elaborate affairs.
Robinson Crusoe islands will doubt
less be established and equipped in dif
ferent parts of the Atlantic and Pa
cific oceans and even—if the fad be
comes sufficiently popular—in the
Great Lakes. Anyone paying a suffi_-
cient bonus can probably arrange to
occupy one of these islands in majestic
solitude or with a trained and com
petent "Man Friday." Skin .wardrobes
can be provided by the wreck manage
ment and an attack by hostile natives
may, without difficulty, be arranged.
It really seems as if there were
something new in human divertise
ment. This picnic wreck idea is a
possibility that has thus far eluded
the minds of our most noted caterers
to human entertainment. Now that it
has been discovered, we may look for
astonishing and delightful results.
If only women
vould have the
trength of mind to
ook each new fash
on fully in the face
nd say firmly, if
leed be, "What care
how fair it be if it
>e not fair for me,"
nost of them would
ook distinctly more
The woman who
siavishly follows the
nandates of fashion
vithout any allow
ance for her person
la appearance de
cerves: to look as homely as she fre
iluently does.
Since the Peter Pan and the Little
Boy Blue collar and the no-collar-at
a 1 Dutch neck have become so popu
lar I have saen more scnawny necks
than I ever knew existed. On'y a
woman with a smooth, plump and
rather short neck really looks well in
these collarless arrangements, but the
woman who is a slave to fashion must
needs have her gown made in this way
whether she has the right sort of nek
or not. Age shows more quickly in a
woman's throat than anywhere else.
But this sign of her vanishing youth
may be hidden by all but the woman
who is foolish enough to prefer the
fashionable to the becoming style.
The short sleeve style is one that
was meant exclusively for women
whose arms were made of curves an«S
cushions and dimples. But just as the
stout lady made princess and directoire
gowns ridiculous by her attempts to
wear them, so the lady of boy wrists
and unlovely .elbows boldly adopted he
elbow sleeves "When a woman might
hide an unattractive spot in her make
up how can even the most imperative
demands of fashion persuade her to
disclose it? It is incomprehensible to
j me.
A very original friend of mine has
fThe Women's Homestead Association of Massachusetts is arranging to put 100,000 spinsters and widows to
work on tracts of land near the large cities of the state.—News Item.
adopted a very original attitude to
wards the fickleness of fashion.
Though I am not ready to imitate, I
thoroughly admire it. •
When she was abbut 45 years old
?he made up her mind that she wanted
her time for other p irposes than visit
to dressmakers, tailors* and milliners.
So she had a thoroughly good dress
maker design a gown tor her which
was not extreme in any of its details.
The sleeves were ne ! ther very large or
yery small. The skirt wa- ne'ther ex
travagantly full nor extremely scant.
Moreover, it was made on lines which
were artistically fitted for the wom
an's figure.
A milliner and tailor were asked to
design a hat and coat with the same
That w;fs ten years ago, and since
that time my original friend has had
all her gowns, eoatg and hats made on
those models. She says the saving of
time and worry is something enor
mous. She ten years younger
than any other woman of her age in
the town and she accounts for it al
most exclusively by her freedom from
the worries and fretting about fash
The Dime.
Beginning this evening: the
Dime will offer something entirely
new for a moving picture show. Earl
Smith and his trained horse will ap
pear at each performance. Smith is
willing to stake his reputation that
his mount's education has been as care
fully rounded out as any trained ani
mal doing tricks on the stage in any
city in the country. The picture pro_
gram for this change follows: "Moon
struck," "Mischievous Kid," and "The
Days of Witchcraft."
The Ideal.
The daily change of program at
the Ideal is proving a winner with
the dime spenders of the city and thf
little show shop on Fourth is well
filled for every performance. The Ideal
management has exercised great care
to get only new stuff and somthing
that will interest and amuse all classes
Df patrons. The people are beginning
to learn that they take no chances in
dropping into this dimer any day.
Th® Pastime.
"Moscow Clad in Snow" shown for
the firsit time in the city at the Pas
time yesterday afternoon represents
the highest attainments in the realm
:>f the film making art and can but
please every patron of the little
amusement place. The entire program
this change is a strong one. There is
something to please everyone, some
thing to satisfy every mood. The
?cenes are beautiful, the pranks of the
celluloid actors aTe side splitting and
the historical settings are instruc
tive. "The Interrupted Joy Ride," ' The
Other Fellow." and "The .Contemptib'e
Thief," are the other pictures on the
•"eel today.
Thinks It Will Soon Be Settled and
Everything Will Be Running
Nicely Again in Few Days.
Referring: to the liens filed late yes
terday evening in the auditor's office
against the Columbia & Walla Walla
Traction company, as minor flurries
that must be encountered Jt\ any en
terprise, General Manager W. S. Mat
thias announced this afternoon that
everything would be cleared up in a
day or two and construction work re
sumed on the line between this city
and Dayton. Mr. Matthias is in con
ference this afternoon with Spokane
' capitalists and local promoters, who
are interested in the project and it is
authoriatively stated that the present
delay will be only temporary.
The liens which have caused a sus_
pension in activities were filed against
the company by C. W. Sansom, en
gineer. art! W. R. Kee, foreman of the
construction work which has been
done on the line east of the city. Kee's
claim is for $780, while Sansom de
mands the payment of $197, which he
alleges is due hiy.
In speaking of the matter Mr. Mat
thias said:
"Mr. Kee is not working for me.
He is working under A. Burn's direc
tion. And it is to Mr. Burns that he
must look for his payment. I have
no contract with Mr Kee. The con
tract work is to be paid for at the
end of every 30 days, payment to be
based on the estimate of the engineer,
and no estimate has been made and
submitted to me. Beginning work on
the 30th of March, his 30 days are not
up yet. I think Mr. Kee has not
heard from Mr. Burns since he came
here, although I had a telegram from
Mr. Burns on the 11th, stating he
would be here in about 10 days."
Following a Deal Between Former
Owner and F. A. Baumann, Stock
Company Takes Management
of Big Business Block.
Following the transfer between J.
E. Ransom and P. A. Baumann for
116 acres of land situated in this coun
ty, whereby the latter assumes a third
interest in the Ransom building on
Pirst street, articles of incorporation
were filed this morning in the offices
of the county auditor by the Ransom
The amount of stock of this cor
poration is valued at $90,000, which has
been divided into 900 shares at $100
per share. The place of business is
Walla Walla and the time limit is
placed at 50 years. The business of
this concern is managing the Ransom
By a trade of lots in Green Park ad
dition and various tracts of land in
Walla Walla county, the whole being
At sixteen she wants soda and confection,
At eighteen she is hungry for affection.
At twenty-two the maid begins to find that life is real,
And marrying, her hunger then is mostly for a
Find the man.
Upsfde down !n coat.
estimated at $30,000, F. A. Baumann
will henceforth assume control of a
third interest in the building and in
addition to J. E. Ransom and Lucy,
his wife, has been elected as one of
the trustees.
It is said that the land procured by
Mr. Ransom was bought for $137.50
per acre, the whole to be cut into
small tracts in the near future and
sold as such.
Charles Lawrence Says He Will Never
Be a Free Man Again, That He
Will Die in Prison.
Charles Lawrence, who burglarized
the home of Eli P. Norton in Spokane
last March, was sentenced to serve
an indeterminate sentence of from one
to 14 ye*irg in the state penitentiary
yesterday morning by Judge Easter
day of the superior court.
"It doesn't matter whether the sen- i
tenee is one or 14 years, judge. I know !
I shall never again be a free man and
that I will die in prison," Lawrence {
said as he was led back to the county '
jail after sentence was pronounced, i
Lawrence previously told the court !
that he always tried to support his ■
aged mother and that it was in order '
to provide her with luxuries that he j
entered the Norton home. Jadge !
Easterday declared that this was no j
excuse for the crime. Lawrence will j
be brought to the prison this week to j
start serving his sentence.
BEL.LINGHAM, April 16.—Because
he became interested in socialism and
is accused by members of his flock
with smoking a foul smelling pipe. Rev.
Walter C. Jones, pastor of the Knox
Presbyterian church, has been forced
to resign. A new preacher will be
named. He recently aroused the ire
ot' his congregation by making a speech
favoring socialism before a ministerial
Classified ads for resnlts.
Osteopathic Physician.
220-21 Ransom Building
Starting the fourth year of my
practice in this city.
Phones—Office 723; Res. 1172.
Is a Bad, Bad Man.
A Fair Complexion
is Wcrfh Keeping
If your corr.plcxion is worth keep
ing at all, it's worth keeping well.
That's why you should use
a delightful preparation of the highest
efficiency in softening, soothing, heal
ing and preserving the skin. Renders
the complexion fresh and free from
blemish. Keeps the hands soft and
white; absolutely pure, free from all
grease or oil—and will not soil cloth
Sold with the Rexall guarantee—-
price per bottle, 35c.
The Stort
Addition to Home.
Charles B. Oakes has secured a
building permit for an addition to his
frame dwelling on Alice street, be-i
tween McKinley and Roosevelt streets. '
The improvement will cost $300. '
Some \)ody made a blunder, who it was does not
interest you, but the result of that mistake will in
terest you if you wear shoes.
We have 148 pair of shoes in 7-inch, 11-inch and 15-
incli tops, all full stock calf upper, blucher cut, un
lined, standard screw, full double sole to the heel,
extension edge, extra heavy back stay, built for ser
vice and hard wear. Shipped to us by mistake, fac
tory requests us to close them out at once, and have
named a price that should move them all in an hour.
Your choice while they last for
7, 11 and 15-inch all at the same price. Sold reg
uarlv everywhere at $3.50, $4.00 and $5.00. Antici
pate your wants for fishing, hunting and mountain
wear. All sizes today.
Fourth and Main,
Majestic Vaudeville
Free Admission
Will be given to the steady readers of the
Each Day Messrs. W. D. George & Son, Managers of the Majestic
Theater, our new Vaudeville House, will pick from the city directory
at random the name of the person who with a friend, will be given
free admission to their show house for one performance.
The name picked by Mr. Gejrge will appear daily somewhere in
Want Ad Columns
It will pay you to get the habit and read our want ads. You will
find something of especial Interest to YOU every day.
ffI&IDAY, APRIL 16, 1900
and vegetables that are entirely un
known to medical science of the
present day. They are harmless, as
we use no poisons or drugs of anv
kind. No operations. No knife
W.e cure stomach troubles, liver,
kidney, catarrh, lung, throat, asth
ma, nervous debility, female com
plaints and rheumatism and all dis
orders of the blood. We cure to
stay cured. Call and see him or
write. Consultation free. Address
The L. Chlng Wo Chinese
Medicine Go.
Phone 495.
309 W. Rose St. Walla Walla Wn.
Doing better work than
ever, under the new
Templeton Cleaning Co.
Earl S. Gear, Prop.
Phone 926 2S. Third St
Ladies work a specialty

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