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The Evening Statesman's Motto:
"Greater Walla Walla."
For Walla Walla and vicinity: Oc
* asional rartn tonight and Friday.
For Washington: Occasional rain to
night and Friday.
The barometric depression over
western Canada has moved somewhat
to the eastward and the highest pres
sure remains over the central portion
of the Pacific slope. This distribu
tion has caused light rain to continue
in most portions of the Pacific north
west. Temperatures continut high
for the season in nearly all portions
of the United States. Fair weather
prevails over the greater pertion of
the country, but light rains have con
tinued in the Atlantic states. The in
dications are for the continuation of
occasional light rain in this vicinity
tonight and Friday without much
change of temperature.
JNO. GROVER, Observer.
Uncle Joe Cannon came out strong
for the lakes-to-gulf deep channel at
a critical momenent. Uncle Joe's
knowledge of what to do, and of the
right time to do it, is a valuable eori
Public confidence in the United,
States department of agriculture will
be shaken considerably by the recent
bulletin in which sparrow on toast is
recommended as a substitute for farm
Cincinnati is having a novel sensa
sion. An American heiress who mar
ried a is revisiting tbe scenes of
b. r girlhood, and there is no story to
tell of divorce court proceedings or
One of the problems already con
fronting Mr. Roosevelt is how to dis
appoint numerous reception commit
tees without damaging his personal
The English cabinet is uncertain and
the Spanish Cortes may be dissolved.
The American idea ought to rejoice
that it doesn't have to resign if it
doesn't want to.
San Francisco seems almost proud
of it s grafts and its grafters. Its ef
forts to punish them proved so ab
ortive that they encouraged others to
go into the business, and political con
ditions are worse there today than ev
New York has begun to handle its
local trusts in the right way. It re
cently gave the brutal ice trust a hard
jolt, and has now gone after the milk
trust with a club. Both of these
monopolies defied the law and both
deserve punishment for it.
Both state and nation are after the
meat trust, but it is still defiant. The
subjugation of this one powerful trust
by the law will mean the rule of all
others, but evidently it is to be a fight
to the death, with powerful weapons on
Senator Aldrich is sure he could run
tbe national government much better
and much more creaply. He speaks
with an enthusiasm no less than that
of the newly elected member.
A Berlin theatre is to have seats at
the rate of two for a quarter. Evident
ly German audiences do not insist
on measuring the merits of a show
entirely by the scale of prices.
A poets' union is talked of. However,
union rates in poetry would not dis-
turb the business world, nor would a
poetry strike shake financial centers
to their base. In fact, the cruel sug
geatioa is hinted that the cessation of
such industry might be hailed as a re
It may have been noticed that the
cherry-tree incident of Washington's
youth was not as prominent as usual
thig year. Perhaps the luster of the
Father of His Country as the cham
pion of truth has been somewhat dim
med by the founder of the Ananias
A dramatic censorship is not con
sistent with American ideas. Whatever
offends against plain decency ought to
come within the province of tjie po
lice, whether on the stage or any oth
er place. But to censor plays requires
such an amount of knowledge, judg
ment and discrimination as is not like
ly to be found in the average office
holder. Such an office would require
an especially qualified censor, and the
condition is too ideal to hope for per-,
manent realization. As it is, the ay-
erage American mind is a clean and
healthy one, and education in this
respect should be moral influence rath
er than legal autocracy.
SESSIONS AT WASHINGTON.
The senate seems to be ready to take
tip seriously the plan for later daily
sessions which ha s been reported un
animously by the committee on rules.
Wlhen Mr. Bailey of Texas, made the
suggestion a month or more ago that
it would be more convenient for the
senate to begin work later and to sit
possibly during some part of the even
ing, the idea was generally dismissed
as a vagary. The committee on rules
has, however, found substantial merit
in that part of Mr. Bailey's innovation
which abandons the daily meeting at
noon. Both houses have convened at
noon for so long that any other hour
of meeting seems a violent affront to
tradition. Noon was a later hour,
however, a generation ago than it is
today, and the present larger demand
on the time of members of congress
seems to require a readjustment of the
daily schedule at the capitol.
, The house of representatives 10
years or more ago, finding itself push
ed for time, abandoned what was
known as the "morning hour," devoted
to routine details of legislative activity
like the presentation of petitions, bills,
etc. The senate, however, has clung
to the ancient custom, and every pe
tition or bill presented must'be offered
by the introducer in person, taken note
of by the chair and referred appropria
Killed in Slide
Word was received last night that
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lemman, formerly
residents of this city, were killed in
the avalanche near Everett Tuesday,
when' a train load of people were
dashed from the mountain side, on
which the track ran, to the canyon
below. Knowing that his brother and
sister were on the snow-bound train,
Wilbur Kirkman called at this office
last night to look over the list of the
dead and injured, and was severely
shocked when he saw the names of his
brother and sister' on the dead list.
Mr. Lemman was formerly an attor
ney of this city, while Mrs. Lemman,
although born in England, was raised
in Walla Walla, and has several
brothers and sisters living here be
sides her father, John Kirkman. at one
time a member of the real estate firm
of Kirkman, Dice & Jackson. Mrs. H.
S. Jackson and Mrs. Dr. Barnett were
sisters of the deceased, and all mem
bers of the family are greatly grieved
at the untimely fate met with.
Mr. and Mrs. Lemman lived at Hun
ter's Wash., but the wife had been in
ill-health for a number of months and
for the past several weeks has been
undergoing treatment in Spokane. She
did not improve as had been hoped
for and Tuesday, February 22, her hus
band went for her, it being their in
tentions to try a hospital in Seattle.
Mrs. Jackson and Wilbur Kirkman
went to Spokane to see their sister off
last Thursday and Wilbur Kirkman
came near accompanying the couple to
Seattle. Owing to the severe *snow
storms the train was delayed until, on
Wednesday, they were stalled and were
not dug out by the rotary ploys until
Tuesday, when the snow slide hit the
train and engines and all went crash
ing down into the canyon below.
Relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Lemman
in this city feared lest the two had
been killed and owing to the fact that
many attempts to communicate with
either the wife or husband proved
fruitless, they feared for the worst.
Mrs. Lemman was well known in
Walla Walla and has numerous friends
Flag at Half Mast.
Through respect for the late Mrs.
Ada Kirkman Lemman. the flag at
Whitman college hangs at half-mast
today. Mrs. Lemman was an alumna
of the college and her death is deeply
lamented by those connected with the
May Sell Property.
Permission was this morning granted
Oscar P. Waggoner and Ethel Wag
goner, administrator and administra
trix of the estate of Walter L. Wag
THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON.
goner, decetsed, to sell all the personal
property of said estate at public sale.
BY THE FLOODS
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on the Oregon Short lyie, flood condi
tions are greatly improved today. All
streams are receding. *
Pendleton Out of Danger.
PENDLETON, March 3.—The flood
is receding rapidly and all danger
has passed. The Umaitlla river fell
three feet last night and is still fall
Pullman Damage Heavy.
PULLMAN, March 3.—Traffic is
still tied up, but all danger has
passed. The river is falling. The dam
age :s heavy.
Million Dollar Loss.
LEWISTON, March 3—A conserva
tive estimate places the loss in Whit
man and Asotin counties, Washington,
and in Latah, Nez Perce and Idaho
counties, Idaho, at over one million of
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tram through to Wellington today. It
left Everett at 10 o'clock this morning
with newspaper men, supplies, doctors
Had a Premonition.
SCENIC, Wash., March 3. —Awakened
15 minutes before the Wellington slide
by a dream and literally forced to dress
andwalk to the bunkhouse just in time
to escape being hurled to death with
the others, is the story Charles An
drews, an engineer of Leavenworth,
tells today. Andrews says he was
awakened from a sound sleep at 1
o'clock in the morning. Unable to go
back to sleep, the mental impression
of impending disaster being so strong,
he finally walked to the bunk house
where the other men were sleeping and
sat down on the steps alone.
A few minutes later came a rumble
and then a roar and flying particles of
snow r cut off his view. When it settled,
where the trains had been but a few
moments before, nothing remained.
Under Engine Five Hours.
EVERETT, March 3. —"I was under
my engine five hours. It was snowing
hard and piling around my head. Twice
I gave up and said 'it's all off,' and
then the rescuers came."
This is* the story of Fireman F. A.
Bates- on the engine of the mail train
who reached here today from Welling
"Everything is covered with snow/
he said, "and it is hard to tell how
many are dead. When I left they had
recovered 15 bodies."
Following is the official list:
Passengers Known To Be Dead.
R. M. BARNHART, Spokane.
WILLIAM MAY, Chemanius, B. C.
EDGAR LEMMAX, Hunters, Wash.,
and MRS. ADA LEMMAN, his wife.
JAMES McNENY, Seattle, a well
MISS NELLIE SHARP, Spokane.
FRANCES STARRETT, and LIL
LIAN STARRETT, children, sisters.
Chemanius, 8.. C.
A. R. VAIL, Trinidad, Wash.
Employes Known to Be Dead.
TRAINMASTER A. R. BLACK
ENGINEER J. O. CARROLL.
BRAKEMAN WILLIAM DORETY.
BRAKEMAN A. R. DUPY.
BRAKEMAN CHARLES JENISON.
BRAKEMAN J. KELLY.
A. E. LONGCOY, secretary to Su
ENGINEER T. L.* OSBORNE.
LEWIS WALKER, cook on Superin
tendent O'lNeill's car, all of Everett.
JOHN TIST, Burlington, Wash.
SOTERAI B. VASLI, Seattle.
MR. AND MRS. G. L. BECK, Pleas
anton, Cal., and three children, Emma,
Marion and baby.
R. H. BETHEL, civil engineer, Seat
tle; well known in New York and
ERNESTO BINATOLE, Portland,
A. BOLES, Moberly, Ont.
J. BROCKMAN, Waterville, Wash.
PATRICK BRUE, Burlington, Wash.
H. D. CHANTRELL, Vancouver, B.
NICK CICI, Burlington, Wash.
ALEXANDER CHISHOLM, Ross
land, B. C.
SOL COHEN, Everett.
MRS. ANNA COVINGTON, Olympia.
GEORGE F. DAVIS, Seattle, motor
man, and three-year-old daughter
GUS EBERT, Seattle.
MILA ELL, Seat We.
C. S. ELTINGE, Seattle.
I. FISHER, Rossland, B. C.
COLORD CAT, Burlington. Wash.
MIKE GOGHELM, Burlington,
JOE AND LUIGI GUMMANESTI,
GEORGE HERON. Seattle.
MRS. L. M. LATSCH. Seattle.
JOHN MACKIE. Seattle.
A. G. MAHLER, real estate dealer,
BERT MATHEWS, Cincinnati.
JAMES MONROE. Seattle.
MISS KATHERINE O'REILLY, Spo
R. G. THOMPSON, Vancouver. B.
REV. J. M. THOMPSON. Presbyter
jian minister. Bellingham.
\ E. W. TOPPING, Ashland, Ohio.
I Passengers rescued, none seriously
RAY L. FORSYTH, Monroe. Wash.
JOHN GRAY, Nooksack, Wash.
BABY GRAY, Nooksack, Wash.
ANNA GRAY, Nooksack, Wash.
MRS. WILLIAM MAY, Chemanius,
MRS. STARRETT, Chemanius, B.
RAYMOND STARRETT, Chemanius.
R. M. VAIL. Everett.
H. H. WHITE, Seattle.
PORTER LUCIUS ANDERSON.
FIREMAN SAMUEL A. BATES.
R. M. LA VELLE.
TRAINMASTER WILLIAM HAR
MAIL CLERK A. L. HENSEL, Spo
FIREMAN J. D. KERLES.
FIRE] IAN GEORGE NELSON.
BRAKEMAN ROSS PHILLIPS.
PORTER WALTER SMITH.
ENGINEER D. TEGTMEIER. ,
CONDUCTOR M. O. WHITE.
The train employes all lived in Ev
EXPRESS MESSENGER BEAGLE.
MAIL CLERK RICHARD C. BOG
CONDUCTOR CAMPBELL. /
EXPRESS MESSENGER H. J.
WILLIAM E. BOVEL, brakeman.
iNAT GILMORE, brakeman.
MAIL CLERK JOHN FOX.
FIREMAN DAN C. GILMAN.
MAIL CLERK GEORGE HOEFER.
ENGINEER J. F. JARNAGIN.
CONDUCTOR ED. LINDSEY.
ENGINEER FRANK MARTIN.
CONDUCTOR J. L. PETTIT.
BRAKEMAN W. E. RAYCROFT.
HIRAM TOUSLEE, Spokane.
MAIL CLERK JOHN TUCKER.
TWO UNKNOWN MAIL WEIGH
STENOGRAPHER, Car A-16.
PORTER, Car A-16.
MRS. M. A. COVINGTON, who is
among the missing passengers, was on
her way to Seattle to celebrate her
golden wedding tomorrow. She was
the mother of Rev. L. J. Covington,
superintendent of the Washington
children's home, Seattle. Charles S.
Eltinge, a missing passenger, is treas
urer of the Pacific Coast Pipe com
pany and his family live in Spokane.
Mrs. Starrett of Chemanius, B. C, was
returning from Spokane, where her
husband was killed in a railroad ac
cident last month. Mrs. Starrett and
one child are saved, and her other
two children were killed.
RELEASED FROM JAIL
Makes Affidavit as to His Inability to
Pay Fine Imposed
WALLACE, Idaho, Mar. 2.—Jesse W.
Baer, former postmaster at Gem, and
who has been in the county jail since
May 25 last, was yesterday set at lib
erty. Baer was to have served a term
of 10 months in jail in default of the
payment of a fine of $2,630.80.
Yesterday morning he was arraigned
before United States Commissioner A.
H. Featherstone, made an affiidavit to
the effect that ffe was unable to pay
the fine, and, after going through a
number of other formalities, was set
Some time ago an application for
his pardon was sent to the department
of justice at Washington, D. C, but
this does not appear to have been
HEDGER HAS A
W. S. Hedger, a well-known Walla
Walla valley rancher, had a narrow
escape from a horrible death last night
while driving across the O. R. & X.
trestle which spans Mill creek in the i
lower end of the city, and the fact that
he survived the accident is considered
nothing short of a miracle. The ve
hicle in which Hedger was riding was
struck by an O. R. & X. engine, both
horses killed, the buggy demolished,
and the occupant thrown to the creek
bed, where he was found a short time
later in a dazed condition, but not
seriously injured. Brakeman Harry
Hacketday, who was riding on the pilot
of the engine, escaped uninjured.
Hedger owns a ranch that is lo
cated about nine miles west of the city
and w r as going home, driving out Dell
avenue, when his team, it is said, be
came unmanagable, running down the
railroad track, towards the O. R.
& X. station. It was possible to
see places along the ties where
the horses shoes had clipped the
wood. The trestle, which is about 200
feet long, is built in a wide curve. The
horses traveled to the middle of the
trestle in perfect safety but here they
both went down, their legs, slipping
between the ties. Below the turbulent
waters of Mill creek were roaring. The
O. R. & X. train which is scheduled
to leave for Wallula shortly after 10
•p. m. started from the round bouse
about 15 minutes before scheduled to
leave. Brakeman Hacketday was rid
ing on the pilot while Conductor Joe
Melcher was riding in the cab with
the engineer. As they started across
15 miles an hour, Hacketday and the
engineer saw a dark object in the cen
ter of the trestle. The engineer yell
ed to the conductor to give him more
room to throw on the reverse while
Hacketday, not having time to regain
the running board, first thought of
jumping and later climbed close up
under the boiler. Both engineer and
brakeman were of the impression they
were going to hit a handcar which
some careless person had left on the
tracks. It was impossible to distin
guish either horses or Hedger. When
the crash came one horse w-as thrown
to one side and the other to the oth
er. The vehicle was thrown forward
but toppled off the left side of the
trestle, Hedger in the midst of the
wreckage. The train was stopped im
mediately and search made for the
occupant of the rig. The crew with
the exception of Hacketday, who found
li t necessary to shoot the one horse
jthat had not been killed outright, gave
lup the search for the occupant, believ
ing he had been washed down the
stream. They proceeded to the station
ana reported the accident. A few mo
ments later Hacketday found Hedger
helpless on a pile of wreckage. By
that time Patrolman Ben Allen and
an ambulafice had arrived and Hedger,
who wm then believed to be hurt ser
iously was to Ken to the office of Dr.
iY. C EJaiotk where his injuries were
| found t<. «be bit slight. Hedger was
! later aide to return to his home.
DROVE ON WALK
A warrant was issued this morning j
for the arrest of Edgar L. Smith and j
Elmer Tubbs, employes of the Wash- |
ington Printing & Book Binding com- j
pany, charging them with having driv
en an automobile upon the sidewalk
on North Ninth street, between Moore ,
and Elm streets. The offenders have !
been cited to appear in police court at J
4 o'clock this afternoon.
HIS FIRST TRICK
Showing that he can "deliver the
goods," Laurant, the magician who is
to appear in the Keylor Grand to
night as an attraction on the Y. M.
C. A. entertainment course, arrived
in the 'city despite the tie-up on the
railroad lines. It was feared he could
not get here but he pulled a railroad
line from his left sleeve and a train
from his hat in anyway.
County Treasurer J. Carter Smith
reported this morning that there are
a large number of taxpayers assessed
for personal property, who have so
far neglected to call and pay their tax
es, although thej- will be declared de
linquent on the 15th of this month.
Some confusion may have been caused
by the fact that real property taxe s
do not become delinquent until June 1,
but the laws of the state allow only
until March 15 for personal property
taxes to be paid, and the county treas
urer is directed to declare taxes de
linquent which are not paid by that
Large Electric •Sign.
Workmen this afternoon installed a
large electric sign on the front of the
How About That
We have the best equipped Job Print
ing and Blank Book Manufacturing Plant
in the inland Empire, employing only
skilled workmen. If you consider tasty
Stationery worth while, call us by 'phone
and our Representative will call
In this line we have the most complete assort
ment of the necessary devices for the particular office
man to be found in the city.
LETTER AND BILL FILES,
CLIP AND FILE BOARDS,
WRITING AND COPYING FLUIDS
TYPEWRITER PAPERS, CARBONS, ETC.
PENS, PENCILS, ERASERS
and Typewriter Accessories
Washington Piinting & Book
Morrow-Drew company's implement
store at First and Alder street, the shgn
being one of the new designs recently
put out by the Walla Walla Advertis
ing company. Patents have been ap
plied for, and the business section of
Walla Walla will be much better light
ed than in the past.
BY BOLD BURGLAR
W. H. Davis this afternoon reported
to the police the theft of a Colt's sin
gle-action, 44-caliber, revolver, which
was taken froni his home 118 Rose
street, last night, by unknown parties
who entered the building through a
window. The weapon is an exception
ally large one, having a 7 1-2 inch
barrel, and the officers are confident
of locating it and apprehending the
NEW DWELLING TO
BE BUILT SOON
Another new home for Walla Wal
la was announced today when Build
ing Inspector William Metz issued a
permit to Dr. U. B. Shantz, 811 Cath
erine street, for a one-story dwelling,
the estimated cost of which is $1,950.
The contract has been let to Samuel
Agnew, and work is to be started im
YEAR CAME CHEAP
According to figures in tie city
clerk's office, the expenses of opera
tion, maintenance and betterments for
the city during the month of February
were approximately $2000 less than
for the same month a year ago. Bills
amounted to $4,516.50; the payroll to
making a total of $9,905.14.
Added to these items it that of -32.50
on the Pine street district, and $6,-
--250 for the payment of water bonds
interest, making a grand total of
$16,187.64. The expenses for Febru
ary last year were $18,800.
CITY COUNCIL TO
MEET THIS EVENING
For the purpose of completing the
reading of the new building ordinance,
the city council will beet in adjourn
ed session at 7:30 o'clock this even
ing. The measure, half of which was
read at the regular meeting Tuesday
night, is slated to go to first and sec
ond readings tonight, and then placed
on the calendar for future action. The
ned ordinance contains 118 sections,
and covers 55 pages of closely-written
typewriten matter. Clerk Hart and
Fire Chief Metz take relays in the
reading, 59 chapters of which are to
be heard tonight.
THURSDAY, MARCH .Tjy,m 1
I 2'Jarb S'^SEALED BOXES
I BEST SUGAR FOR TEA AND COFFEE!
■ BY GROCERS EVERYWHERE!
DAIRY COW SALE.
We are quitting' the dairy business
and will sell at public auction our en
tire herd of choice dairy cows Friday.
March 4th. 1 p. m. at Walla Walla, i
quarter mile south of Birney school
on the East Walla Walla car line. Sale
consists of 20 choice dairy cows, some
fresh, the others soon, 1 full blooded
Jersey bull, 21 months old; l black
horse, 7 years old; 1 bay mare, nice
family driver, 7 years old; 1 new iron
wheel truck, wagon and hay rack; 1
good milk wagon; 1 new U. S. Cream
Seperator, dairy bottles and numer
ous other articles. Terms cash.
If AXON BROTHERS.
FRISCO MAY NOT
GET BIG FIGHT
SAX FRAXCISCO, March 3.—lndi
cations are today that this city may
not be the scene of the big fight.
Rickard and Gleason are disinclined
to pay $5,000 for a permit to stage a.
fight here. This sum i s asked by
Griffin, holder of the July permit.
There is no indication what city is
likely to secure the fight, but Los An
geles is conceded a good chance.
Fourth year of practice in Walla
Valla. 220-21 Ransom Bldg. Office
hone, 723; Residence phone 1172.