YESTERDAY'S NEWS > Evening Statesman, Monday, October 16, 1905
All articles are from the personal newspaper collection of B. Koch.
SENSATIONAL ROBBERY AT WALLULA
Two Dusky Damsels Relieve Drunken
Two Duswy Damsels Relieve Drunken
Man of $200 on Platform
Two dusky damsels from the red-light district of Walla Walla robbed a drunken man of $200 last Thursday night on the depot platform at Wallula and made a successful getaway with the money before the officers could capture them. The man, who was a stranger, was sitting on a bench on the platform wola etaoi eta ioetao on the platform waiting for the Spokane train when his acquaintance was cultivated by the two women who invited him to take a drink. The man drank about half a pint of whisky which one of the girls supplied him and a few minutes later he was snoring loudly in a drunken sleep. The women made the touch before the man recovered from the effects of the liquor. They left on the train going to Portland before the man discovered his loss.
The man took his loss philosophically and afterwards remarked that a man ought to lose his money. It is thought the liquor was slightly drugged, as soon after drinking it the man relapsed into a drunken stupor which lasted about half an hour.
Portland Merchants Can Eat Any Time They Say
The Portland merchants, who will be here in force next Thursday afternoon, have put a taboo on the luncheon part of the program prepared for their entertainment by the Walla Walla Commercial club. President Catron was in receipt of a telegram from Manager Thomas Richardson of the Portland Commercial club yesterday morning, in which he requested that no arrangement be made for banqueting the Portland merchants. Mr. Richardson stated that the excursionists would dine on their train at 11:30 o'clock Thursday forenoon, after leaving Pendleton, and would arrive here at 12:30 fresh to meet the merchants. According to the present program, the merchants will spend about four hours in Walla Walla. A part of this time will be taken up in a reception to be tendered them at the Walla Walla club and to be followed by a drive about the city. At the club rooms addresses of welcome will be made by President Catron and Ex-Governor Miles C. Moore.
Jessie Kelsey Knocked Down and Run Over by Delivery Team
Jessie Kelsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kelsey, residing in Green's addition, was seriously injured Saturday afternoon by being knocked down and run over by a delivery team owned by Bachtold & Acherman. The little boy, who is 9 years old, was crossing Second street in a small wagon when the horses struck him and knocked him down, the wheels of the wagon passing over his body. His skull was fractured and his body badly bruised. He was taken to the Walla Walla hospital, where Dr. C. P. Gammon, assisted by Dr. C. A. Hauber, removed a portion of the skull. At a late hour this afternoon the boy was in a critical condition and it was believed that he could not live.
BAPTIST CHURCH DEDICATED
NEW HOUSE OF WORSHIP WAS CONSECRATED TO GOD SUNDAY MORNING,
Rev. C. A. Moody of New York City Delivered the Dedicatory Sermon to Large Congregation.
The new Park street Baptist church was formally dedicated SUnday morning in the presence of a large congregation. The exercises were very impressive and were conducted under the auspices of the members of the church.
Following the opening exercises the pastor, Rev. Joseph H. Beaven, read the scriptures and offered prayer. The augmented choir then sang "Hail to the Holy City." THis was followed by a report of the building committee showing the amount of money raised for the purpose of erecting the church and the amount paid out. Mrs. walter Upington then rendered an excellent vocal solo. Rev. C. A. Wooddy of Portland was then introduced and he delivered an able dedicatory sermon. After Mrs. Upington had again sung responsive dedicatory exercises were condicted by the local pastor and the members of the church. A dedicatory prayer followed, when the services were closed by the singing of the doxology and benediction.
LOWER SECOND STREET BRIDGE
Bring it Down to Conform With Newly Paved Street.
North Second street was closed to traffic Saturday to admit of bridge gang repairing and lowering the bridge crossing Mill creek between Main and Rose. The steel trusses will be lowered and the bridge brought to the grade of the street which was recently paved. A new flooring will also be put on the foot bridge and the wagon bridge will be strengthened and plumbed up. It is the intention of the street committee to replace the old iron railing with a new one.
The Warren Construction company, which was awarded the contract to repair the Main street bridge and pave it with bitulithic, has had a force of men to work for several days getting the structure in shape so that concrete arches may be put in. It is estimated that three weeks will be required to finish the work.
THEY PLAYED A TIE GAME
WHITMAN AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PUT UP GOOD ARTICLE OF FOOTBALL
Missionaries Made Good Showing at Seattle--Lyman, Dutcher and Schmidt Were the Stars
The Whitman football team is back from Seattle, where on Saturday it played a tie game with the team from the University of Washington. The Missionaries are very enthusiastic over the result of the game and the showing made with the big husky team from the university.
The game was begun at 3 o'clock when Whitman kicked off, and Washington received the ball on her 10-yard line, and failing to make yardage Washington punted and WHitman blocked kick. The ball rebounded and rolled over the goal line, Whitman falling on it for a touchdown.
Washington kicks over goal line. Whitman kicks from the 25-yard line. Five minutes later Windsor, by a sensational 55-yard run, made a touchdown, which was converted into goal for Washington. Score 6 to 6.
From this on the ball frequently changed hands, with Whitman outplaying her opponents. The Washington line was weak, with the exception of Pullen and Reser. The Whitman halfbacks, Hill and Dutcher, were whirlwinds.
In giving an account of the game the Post-Intelligencer said:
"Those who were not prejudiced could not help cheering for players like Lyman, Dutcher and Schmidt, who were the bright and shining lights of the visiting team. Schmidt was the field general of the visiting team. Captain Peringer on the line didn't handle the team on the field. even Coach Smith, who was the busy man on the side lines for teh Whitman crowd, couldn't have told his field marshal to do other than he did.
"Kicking was resorted to in many cases, and Dowd did little more than hold his own with Dutcher. Whitman had the better of that style of game as Lyman, one of the Whitman ends was down on every punt like a whirlwind and never faled to get his man. On the other hand, with Dowd away from the other end doing the kicking, there was little chance to get a Washington man near the players who caught the ball."
TURN WATER IN THE DITCH
COLUMBIA IRRIGATION COMPANY FINISHES ITS BIG CANAL AT WALLULA.
New Ditch Will Reclaim in Vicinity of 7000 Acres of Sandy Land Values.
Work on the big irrigation project promoted by the Columbia Irrigation company, a Seattle concern, in the vicinity of Wallula, was finished last Thursday and water will be turned into the canal some time this week to test the levels and the carrying capacity of the new ditch, which has its intake on the Walla Walla river at Nine-mile bridge and runs in a northwestern direction. The company has had a big force of men employed on the work for the past year and the project it is esimated entailed an outlay of $25,000. The canal is about 15 miles in length and will reclaim in the neighborhood of 7000 acres of sandy land north of Wallula.
Land overed by the new canal has taken a big jump in price and tracts that a year ago could have been bought for $5 an acres are now held at from $75 to $100 an acre and the holders are not anxious to sell at this figure. The Columbia Irrigation company acquired several thousand acres of this land three years ago, which will be platted and placed on the market this winter. Wallula people are highly elated over the completion of the big project and a boom in real estate values is now looked for. Wallula will be the natural shipping point for the products of the new section.
COLLEGE PLACE ON THE MOVE
MANY IMPROVEMENTS BEING MADE AT LITTLE TOWN NEAR WALLA WALLA.
Resident of the Place Talks in an Optimistic Way--New School House Needed.
Special to Evening Statesman:
COLLEGE PLACE, Oct. 16.--One who for several years has closely identified his interests with the growth of the charming village west of Walla Walla, expressed himself to the Evening Statesman correspondent that a brilliant future was in store for the village.
"College Place is now in a position to grow as never before," he said. When questioned as to the reasons for his hopes, he cited the following circumstances:
"You see, that the new Presbyterian church groing up in our midst is a mark of progress. People who desire that their children shall have the benefit of our educational facilities, will be further encouraged by the opportunity for religous development which the two prominent denominations of teh village will in the future afford. At first the college was the only drawing feature. Then was completed the excellent public school which ahs grown up in the past three years. But people not of the Adventist faith always felt the need of church privileges, and now that need is to be met by the erection of the new church edifice costing $3000.
"Then too, everyone here acknowledges that a new school house must be erected to accomodate the increasing number of pupils. The district will probably be increased by the addition of more territory before the school year closes. But disregarding that, a four-room structure with an assembly room must be erected. We now have four teachers teaching in three rooms, and that condition calls for more room. When it is built, the public spirited people will erect a building that will be the pride of the district.
"The macadamized road is not dead. It will come in some way. It now comes to near us not to come on. We will not give up till it passes through the village to the south. Then Walla Walla will take it back past the fair grounds and a boulevard will be established and both the city and village will be mutually benefitted.
"Now to these things you may add the effect of a street-car service which is assured."
Here the correspondent asked what he thought of the report that the car line was to pass quite to the west of the village.
"O, that is just talk. If the line comes, it is out for business. it would be suicidal to the company's interests to pass so far away as to inconvenience so large a patronage as the village will afford.
"These are my principal reasons. Of course, there are also minor reasons. But time will show that I predict right. College Place is passing from a village to a city."
At the Keylor Grand.
"Pearl of Savoy" was the attraction at the Keylor Grand last night and the house was packed to almost its upmost capacity. While "Pearl of Savoy" is one of the oldest of melodramas yet it still holds a warm spot in the hearts of theater goers. The Redmond company was at its best last night and each person in the cast gave an excellent portrayal of the character assumed. The play was well staged and the costumes were in keeping with the good work accomplished by the members of the company. The performance was finished and capably handled.
Mr. Redmond and his company are certainly enjoying a splendid engagement, the attendance being good each night. Last week's business was the greatest since the company first opened in Walla Walla. Mr. Redmond is fortunate in his selection of plays and his efforts to please the public are appreciated by those who nightly attend the theater.
"Pearl of Savoy" will be on again tonight and tomorrow night and at Wednesday afternoon's matinee.
The pig catching contest scheduled for Friday night is attracting much attention and a large house is expected.