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■ WEATHER FORECAST: TOMORROW, FAIR.
RAILROAD COMMISSIONS OF NO USE TO CONSUMERS
Trust Controlled Foodstuffs Not Affect*
ed By Local Rates Unless Wholesale
Reductions in Interstate Rates Are
Tiie manufacturer and the merchant—
The wholesaler and the retailer—
The rich man and the poor man—
The taxpayer and the citizen— •
Tlie landlord and the tenant—
This series of stories on the effects of the cam
paign for a railroad commission bill is dedicated.
What are you going to get for that
$20,(HH) a year which It will cost you ,
to put in a railroad commission at !
the behest of Durhamlsm? Have you
Stopped to consider the price—or the
returns on your money?
Bather than this, I am inclined to
believe the majority of llrst voters
for a railroad commission were swept
off their feet by the continual rush
of Durhamlsm and Mcßrldelsm and,
dassled by the glittering mirages of
the tall tower theorist, dashed Into
the commission light, firmly con
vinced that a railroad commission in
Washington would bring about a m 11-
--lenlum of low prices for foodstuffs
But this will not happen. It will
not make a difference of "DO cents"
to the consumer, If the railroad com
mission could do all that frantic
Durhamlsm has claimed for It. It
would not cheapen the "cost of one
•Ingle article to you and I of the
wage earners and the household—un
less those reductions In freight rates
were so great as to give birth to new
Because we have our grocers' trust,
Wholesale and retail, our meat trust,
our cracker trust and our milk trust.
The local trusts would keep up the
prices just the same and the benefit
would not come to the consumer.
The only persons to be benefited
by wholesale reductions —which the
state commission could not make —
would be the wholesalers and—to a
degree—the retailers, who would get
the benefit of tlie lower prices In com
petition. Hut it has been demon
strated that very little of the bene
fits In the fluctuation of prices on
foodstuffs has been given to the con
It Is not n fight of the consumers.
It Is a tight of the wholesalers and
jobbers; and these latter do not want
ft rallroud commission which will
give all of the advantage to the job
bers of the western portion of the
An all around, wholesale reduction
of Interstate commerce rates would
have to be made before the benflts
would reach the consumer. Yet It
will be the consumer, the small tax
payer, the small home owner, who
will be asked to pay out that $20,000
n year for the support of a political
body of railroad commissioners.
True It may be figured out thnt
under certain conditions tlie selling
price of a staple may be fractionally
lowered In Its wholesale price. Hut
you are asked to pay for this Infini
tesimal reduction $20,000 annually—
TO GIVE THH COAST JOBBER
THH OPPORTUNITY OF CURTAIIr
INO YOI'R WAGE EARNING POW
ER HERE IN SPOKANE HY DKS
TROYING THE SPOKANK JOBBER I
With a state railroad commission
the 111 results are certain. The bene
fits are speculative and uncertain.
Let me ask the theorists what any
railroad commission hns done that
has worked substantial good to the
people? What has the Interstate
commerce commission done?
That interstate commerce commis
sion has been ln existence for 1?
years. For nearly two decades It has>
existed as a lumbering, ponderous
body of donothtngs.
True it hns secured the conviction
of a few subordinate railroad Officials
Who obeyed the orders of their su
periors to favor some big corporation
with Illegal rateß. Hut did that bene
fit the common people!
The first conviction secured undei
the Interstate commerce law was a
lasting bbit and stnln on that body.
When Arthur Street, as assistant
general freight agent of the Michigan
Central, was convicted of rate cut
ting, a great injustice was done to
one of the noblest, best men In the
Mr. Street's hundreds of friends
were Increased to thousunds when he
Recause every one connected with
thnt outrngcous conviction knew that
Mr. Street was not guilty, morally,
but that his superior, General Freight
Agent Muckny of the Michigan Cen
tral, wus the man who ordered the
rate rutting—and who escuped pun
President Harrison never did a bet
ter act of Justice than when he is
sued a pardon to that quiet, un
assuming gentleman, who hud been
By William Francis Guion.
Sacrificed to save his scamp of a su-
i And since that first blunder, the
history of the interstate commerce
I commission has been a series of blun
ders. No condition has arisen to
which it has proved equal.
Yet that commission has been freer
from petty politics than have the
different state commissions. Instead
of reducing the railroad corruption
fund the state commissions have in
creased It. What is a Job of voting
on a gas, telephone, or street rnllway
franchise compared to the job of a
grafter with the power to cut railroad
What state in the union, outside of,
possibly, Wisconsin, can point with
pride to Its state railroad commis
sion. In Wisconsin the people have
been favored with shipping facilities
along a lengthy shore line and have
been able to oppose the water haul
to the all rail haul. Yet Senator La-
Follette admits tlie beginning has
only been reached.
In other states the reverse side of
the picture is shown. One illustra
tion of drastic laws may be given.
When Texas, some years ago, de
cided that she was bigger than the
railroads and the remainder of the
I'nlon, her legislature passed laws
commanding thnt the general head
quarters of every railroad crossing
the state lines, must be established
ln the stute.
No sooner had this law gone into
effect than erratic Kansas decided
she, too, must have the general offices
of the railway companies, nnd a law
similar to the Texas law was passed.
What was the result? Both state*
have lost money through the with
drawal of Investors. The railroad
companies gave them general officers.
One company took its commercial
agent at Laredo and made him a di
rector, vice president, secretary and
general freight and passenger agent.
Once a year the general manager's
cnr would stop ln front of the depot
and an "annual meeting" would be
held. The same thing was repeated
In Kansas. Other roads followed the
plan nnd both states were made the
Object of ridicule through the many
railroad POOh bahe they contained.
Tlie great state of Washington
wants no pooh balls —-no grafters.
Without them Its future Is assured.
Spokane does not need a railroad
commission. The Jobbers do not want
it. The people should not be called
upon to pay for it.
Witli the rapid growth of the state
business, the increased density of
traffic and the advantageous condi
tions growing out of the building of
the Panama canal, the problem of
freight rates will work out itself
through sheer force of physical con
The canal project will accomplish
that which a railroad Commission is
apt to destroy. With a competitive
water haul to the coast titles, the
railroads will be compelled to estab
lish nn Inland Jobbing center. It is
to Spokane they must look to pre
serve their traffic volume.
Their safety lies ln making Spo
kane the great Inland Jobbing center
To do this they must give Spokane
Jobbers those rates on Interstate com
merce which will permit them to
undersell the coast Jobbers with the
water haul rates.
This condition can not be brought
about by a state commission doing
those things which will nullify the
physical forces hound to bring in
creased prosperity to Spokane.
Legitimate state rates, at this
time will not help Spokane. Inter
state rates—the rutes from the east
ern Jobbing centers to Spokane—are
what the Spokane Jobbers need.
Any thinking man—and any rail
road man—will tell you that those
rates must come eventually as a mat
ter of self preservation to tho Spo.
The time is fast approaching when
the railroads must have on Inland
Jobbing center—lf not Spokane, then
some other city inland.
Do not allow a state commission
to Interfere with the selection of
Spokane as the greet battle ground
between the water shipping and the
Then will natural conditions work
out that success which theories and
artificialities can only hamper.
The Spokane Press
Tomorrow will come the firet real
struiiulo over Durhamlsm and Mu<
Brldeism ln the senate. It may de
cide whether the coast Jobbers are
to be given an additional weapon to
use against the Spokane Jobber.
If by any means the bill should
pass—and If I have failed to convince
you of its dangers—bear this In mind
when the business Interests of Spo
kane are struggling under the bur
den you have added that—
ONE MAN—NELSON W. DUR
HAM, DEMAGOGUE, THEORIST
AND AMATEUR POLITICIAN—HAS
BROUGHT IT ABOUT!
GEN. DRAIN AGREES TO
CONSIDER NEW SIGHT
Mayor Boyd hag received from
Adjutant General Drain a reply to
the mayor's letter sent last week
asking for a special meeting of tho
armory commission and declaring his
belief that Spokane will have no ar
mory If the commission does not
change the site.
In his reply the adjutant general
"I am very glad to have you write
me so frankly upon the subject. The
situution ln a nutshell is that the
commission believes the site selected
to be the best one which could be
chosen ln Spokune. That, of course,
takes into consideration the construc
tion of a building peculiarly adapted l
to the sled hill slope. If It ls not
practicable to construct upon that
ground a building which will give
us the same floor space and accom
modations for the same money as
such a building could be constructed
THEY WANT TO SEE
GILL'S PLAN WRITTEN
Mayor Boyd has received a letter
from H. W. Scott, of Seattle, stating
that he will be able to visit Spokane
to go over the plan of Engineer Gill
either March 4 or March 11.
Mr. Scott asks that the "new plan"
of Mr. Gill be submitted to the com
mission for digest before the meeting
Is held. He says Professor Waller
Intimates that the city engineer is
averse to going on record in writing
again but that the engineers will
insist that he submit "any modifiea.
Hons of our plans that he may deem
wise, in writing."
"By that means," says Mr. Scott,
"we will know how to meet him.
Otherwise It will be a prolonged word
war with nothing accomplished in the
end. 1 think I fully appreciate the
situation and if any modifications
can be made so that Mr. Gill's friends
will stand ready to adopt our report,
I shall surely Join heartily so far
as I am concerned, ln making such
MRS. BOOTH THE GREAT
ORATOR HERE TONIGHT
Mrs. Maud Hnllington Hooth, tho
distinguished leader In the Volun
teers of America, is in the city
and is holding a reception this
afternoon nt the Hotel Spokane.
Mrs. Hooth is the president of
the Volunteer Prison league which
has done such wonderful work in
reclaiming criminals after their
prison life. The members of this
league number 25,000. The work
NO MORE ASSASSINATIONS
FOR THE PRESENT AT LEAST
ST. PKTEROBURO, Feb. 28.—1n a (
letter received today from a group H
of terrorists, which previously an- 1
manned ha was under sentence of
death, Grand I'uke Vladimir was
notified that the sentence was tern- t
porarily suspeiuled. It Is believed to t
be toll intention of the revolutionist* t
to give the autocracy a breathing «
spell, as further assassinations lb
likely to force the czar to employ
drastic measures of repression, t
Since the assassination of Sergius, 1
Vladimir has been so terrorized that t
ho le almost a complete wreck. Hop t
inn tn shield his life the grand dUCh- I
ess Mario I'avlovnu insists on accom- t
panylng him every time he venturer i
ST. PBTERIBURO, Feb. 28.—Gov. j
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. Tl EBDAY, FFBRUARI 28, 1905.
AETNA WOULD NOT
Amelia Starr ls seeking to recover
$6000 from the Aetna Life Insurance
company ln an action being tried
today before Judge Huneke and a
Mrs. Starr's husband, Martin L
Starr, was struck by a passenger
train near the Northern Pacific sta
tion at Hatton, Wash., and received
injuries which caused his death two
days after the accident. Deceased
held a policy ln the Aetna at the
time of his death.
The Insurance company Is resist
ing payment on the ground that the
policy by its terms did not cover in
juries received on a railroad right
of way outside the depot grounds.
The insurance company was very
willing to take Starr's money as long
as he lived. But now try to dodge
paying the face of the policy to his
for upon level ground of the same
cost and in an equally good location,
the building will not be constructed
upon the site which has been selected.
"Mr. Hutchinson was In here be
fore he left Olympia and made the
same proposition to me which he has
made to you. I told him that the
commission desired to get the best
location possible for the armory at
the lowest price and if he could find
a better location at an equally low,
or lower, price, it would be advisable
to make nn offer of the same to the
commission before the construction
of the present building begun.
"I can not come to Spokane until
after the adjournment of the legis
lature. I shall, however, come to
Spokane very shortly after the legis
lature has adjourned, probably the
end of next week, and shall be very
glad to talk with you at that time
about the question,"
changes. But I want to say at this
! time that the Insurance people who
. have the welfare of your city at
heart will scan any changes made
with an eagle eye and 1 suppose you
have already seen the telegram sent
by the underwriters' representative
in which he states that if the engin
eers' report was adopted and executed
under some competent engineer that
not only would the "pink slip" be
removed but he would also recom
mend a further reduction of from 4
to S per cent in the insurance rates."
Mr. Scott further adds the infor
mat lon that the representative has
agents In Spokane watching every
move that the city council takes re
garding the adoption or rejection of
the commission's report.
This would, inferentially, be taken
as a threat that the Insurance com
panies want the commission report
of the league begins before the
prison doors are opened to those
whose moral uplifting is attempted
and after the prisoners are releas
ed they become members and carry
on the good work.
Mrs. Hooth, who Is called the
"Queen of Oratory,"' will lecture
tonight at Central Christian church
on the subject: "After Prison-,
Gen. Trcphoff today announced that
Maxtme Gorky, the author, was re
Warsaw, Feb. 18.—Employes of
the suburban steam railroad struck
today. The city firemen announced
they would strike Saturday unless
given higher wages.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feh. 28.—Upon
the request of Maxim Gorky, that he
be allowed to live in Riga, the au
thorities last night banished him to
that place Ills preference of Ctrl
mea or Moscow was refused. QorltJ
took an affectionate leave of his wife
and little son Maxim, at the station,
for 15 minutes last night. They wilt
Join him ut Riga shortly.
BERLIN, Feb. 28.—The newspaper
Voerwarts today asserts the official
reports of the strike movement' in
Russia conceals a grave situation.
The paper reports the rebels ln the
provinces of Baku, Elizavethpol, Tif
lin, Eutais and Daghestan has pro
claimed their independence and are
determined to establish an independ
Two hundred thousand workmen
are now in a strike In the province*
of KiefT, Kherson, Peitava, Hoolia
and Kharkoff. All the railway con
nections in southeastern Russia are
Interrupted and thousands of miles
of telegraph lines have been des
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 28.—Tht
czar has decided to appoint Grand
Duke Constantlne as minister of
education to succeed M. Glasgow.
Constantlne ls the most liberal and
enlightened of the grand dukes. The
appointment is taken to indicate that
tlie czar desires to reform this de
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28.—
The burning steamer was sighted
off Crescent City, Cal., last night
It proved to be the Oregon of the
San Francisco and Portland Steam-
During the night the vessel
crept nearer the port and this
morning seemed to be in an easy
position. The crew are fighting
the flames but at the last account
the fire continues to make head
way. All passengers were trans
ferred to the steamer Del Norte,
which stood by the Oregon, early
last evening and were safely land
ed at Crescent City.
The fire was discovered yester
day morning in an after hold. The
vessel at that time was several
miles from Crescent City but the
Del Norte and a collier were near
by. Captain Warner ordered a full
head of steam, while the crew
passed word among the passengers
that there was no danger, at the
same time signalling to the Del
Norte and the collier for assist
ance and preparing to launch the
life boats. The great mass of
smoke and flame pouring from the
hatches which were quickly bat
tened down, allaying in a measure
the fears of the passengers. The
male passengers and crew acted
admirably and succeeded in pre
venting a panic, among the women.
The collier was the first to stand
by and all the passengers were
transferred without trouble.
When the Del Norte came along
side the passengers were trans
ferred to her by the collier and
brotlght to Crescent City. The
battle with the flames on the Ore
gon continued all night, and early
this morning the vessel with the
Are still raging came into port.
Communication with Crescent is
interrupted. The last report re
ceived hero at 10 o'clock stated
that the Oregon was still afire.
The vessel left San Francisco for
XEAKNS DENOUNCES MORMONS.
(Scripps News Association.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.—I'tah se
cured her statehood by a solemn com
pact made by the Mormon leaders ln
behalf of themselves and their peo
ple. That compact has been broken
wilfully and frequently.
No people ln the Mormon church
publicly protested against the viola,
This was the text of a speech on
the floor of the senate today by Sen
ator Kcarnes, republican of I'tnh, In
his last utterance before retiring
from public life next Saturday.
The announced intention of Smoot's
colleague to express his views drew
a large audience.
Senator Arnold bad no quarrel with
religion. The trouble arose from the
accidental leaders of the Mormon
movement who sought safety of its
religion not only on account of the
system of morals, hut also its system
of social relation, its system of fi
nance, Its system of commerce and
Kcarnes declared that nearly every
man of the governing class of the
Mdffmon church Is, or has been, a
polygamlst, and that every apostle of
the church is responsible for part
of that evil.
The church today ls maintaining a
practical monopoly In Utah. He said
It was the duty of the senate to
serve notice that this church mon
archy must live within the laws and
that the nation is supreme, ai d that
its institutions must be preserved in
Kidney complaint kills more people
than any other disease. This Is due
to the disease being so Instduous that
It gets a good hold on the system tie
fort- It Is recognised. Foley's Kidney
Care will prevent the development of
fgtul disease tf taken in time. Sold
by Chas. McNab, tl'2 Riverside aye.
Washfngton's birthday used to
Feb. 11 on tho old stylo of calen
dar. That the date is now Keb. 22
la pa sign he Is twice as old.
BUItC CUBE FOB FXX.ES.
Itching Piles produce moisture and
cause itching. This form, as well as
Bind, Hheiling or Protruding Piles,
are cured by Dr Ho san-ko's Pile
Remedy. Stops Hi lling and bleeding.
Absorbs tumors. 50c a Jur, at drug
gists, or sent by mall. Treatise free,
write me about your case. Or. lto
j Sjrnho, Philadelphia, Pa. For sale
by ull druggists.
KUROPATKIN IS HOPELESSLY DEFEATED
BY GENERAL KUROKI'S ARMY ON THE LEFT
LONDON, Feb. 28—A dispatch
from St. Petersburg this evening
states that both the Russian center
and right are engaged today while
the heavy fighting to the left is con
tinued. It is reported on high au
thority that Kuropatkin has notified
the emperor that an immediate with
drawal of his army to Tie Pass is
necessary as the result of the success
of Kuroki's flanking movement on
(Scrlpps News Association.)
TOKIO, Feb. 28.—The official re
ports of the battle of Tsin Khetchen
state the first assault began at noon,
February 23. The Japanese attacking
fiercely and the Russian strongly
JOHN L. WILSON NAMES
Harry Falrehlld, of Rrlllngham, F.
D. Heustls of Olympia and T. D.
Rockwell, of Spokane, will be ap
pointed by Gov. Mead as railroad
TRADES ASSEMBLY TO
I FIGHT LINDSLEY'S BILL
The Anti-Boycott bill introduced
in the legislature by Col. N. E.
Lindsley of Spokane is to be fought
by organized labor throughout the
state. At the meeting of the Falls
City Trades and Labor assembly
last night a report was received
from the representatives of the
State Federation of Labor at Olym
pia stating that the bill had passed
the senate and urging that every
effort be used to arouse the various
local unions to a sense of the dah
ger which confronts unionism if
the bill should pass the house and
become a law. 'ihe assembly urg
ed upon the unions affliliated to
have these unions take action at
once and notify the representa
tives from Spokane county that
organized labor was emphatically
opposed to the passage of the bill.
The Spokane Machinery and
Supply company was placed on the
MAY BE HIS FATE
At the trial this morning Constable
Frodsham told how the little Jap had
•merged from his btdlttg place in
the attic of "Jap Kick's" restaurant
building at Waverly. Arao had OCCU .
pied the attic for nine days and had
been fed by "Jap Dick." He knew
escape was out of the question be
cause nearly every man around Wa
verly was looking for him to secure
the reward which was offered for his
arrest. So he gave himself up to
Frodsham, who triumphantly led his
prisoner to the county bastile.
Deputy Sheriff James A. Hone next
took the witness stand to tell of tlie
confessions the Jap made to him and
the prosecuting attorney.
These confessions were made on
two occasions. Counsel for the pri
soner made a strenuous tight against
the admission of any statement made
by Hie Jap while he was a prisoner
at the Jail.
Judge Marshall drew from the
deputy sheriff the fact that the Jap
was conducted "Ut of his cell by the
Officer and taken to a private room
without counsel and with no one
present but the prosecuting attorney
ami that his client hail not been told
that It was his privilege not tn say
anything unless ho rated to talk.
"You cal lied a gun at the time
this man told you this story?"
queried Judge Marshall.
"eYs; I always cany a gun," an
swered the deputy.
"I object to the testimony as hav
ing been procured Under duress," said
Judge Marshall with great earnest
After examining some authorities
Judge Warren admitted the Jap's con
tension as evidence in the case.
Deputy Hone said the Jap sent for
him shortly after his Incarceration
and said he wanted to make a state
ment. He told the officer Substan
tially as follows:
tin the morning of December 29 ho
arose "very much mad' about •
o'clock and continued "very much
mad." He went up to the Northern
racitic depot to meet a friend. The
friend did not come, tie passed Sum
THIRD YEAR. NO. 97. PRICE: ONE CBW«I
fortified offered a stubborn resist
The lighting was resumed at dawn
the 2tth, by 10 o'clock ln the morn
ing the lines were so close that they
exchanged hand grenades. Following
a Japanese Hank attack the Russians
filed, burning the town, and leaving
150 dead. Tlie Japanese captured
many guns and 24 prisoners.
TOKIO, Feb. 28.—Oyama reports
that tlie Russian batteries on Manpoe
mountain at Bha Hapao Sufang Tai,
occasionally shell his lines. The in
fantry attack nn the west Mukden
road Sunday night was repulsed, Rus
sians have resumed the construction
of defense works in the vicinity of
commissioners, with Representative
Diokson of Kittitas as secretary.
John L. Wilson has named the
unfair list. This action was taken
at the request of the machinists'
association as the company refuses
to operate their plant according
to the laws of the machinists' or
ganization. The company was
placed on the unfair list by the
old trades council about a year
ago but so far the boycott has not
The Machinery and Supply com
pany claim they are paying union
wages and working union hours
but that they insist on maintain
ing an open shop^
The cooks and kitchen helpers'
sent a set of new delegates to the
assembly to replace those the
assembly objected to and asked the
union to withdraw.
The bartenders reported that
the Keystone saloon had signed
up with the union and asked that
that house be taken off the unfair
list, which was done.
Chong's store on Tits return and
passed on to the corner of Main and
Washington streets. Then lie went
back and tried the door and rapped
twice. The second alarm brought
He told the officer that he Invented
the story of losing a »5 hill. He told
the officer that he rushed to the bed
room just as soon as Mrs. Chong
went Into the kitchen. He said he
found Sam Chong sitting on the bed.
Arao said, "Good morning," to the
Chinaman and passed him a postofflee
box receipt. He stood at Chong's
right nnd as the latter read the re
ceipt Arao stabbed him In the chest
and as he pitched forward finished
the stabbing by cutting the China
man In the back.
The OMt worn by the Jap nt the
time Of the killing was produced by
Hone, who showed tlie jury how Arao
had carried the knife in the Inner
pocket, the blade running through
the tiottoni of the pocket, Hone said
Arao had carefully explained to him
how he had carried the knife.
Before proceeding to execute the
murder Arao hail left his overcoat
ln the store of the Chinaman.
Tin- prisoner told Deputy Hone that
he had left the knife and nlso a gun
ln the mattress in "Jap Dick's" attic.
He said that he had told "Jap Dick"
who accompanied him to Spokane to
get the knife and gun out of the way.
He told him this in the Japanese
Hone testified that he went to
Waverly after the Jap made his
statement and there he found the
knife and gun Just where Arao had
Both were produced in court this
Arao explained to the oftlcer about
"Maybe couldn't kill him with
knife. May be have to use gun."
Then he added, as though proving his
shrewdness: "Use knife. (Jun make
too much noise. "
Deputy Hone said that on the sec
ond occasion when Arao sent fo»
him, he told tha story about his pur
chase of 23 cans of lye which he took
to the store of Chong the night be
fore the murder. He told the officer
that It was his purpose to burn up
and destroy the body of the China
man with this lye. He knew what It
would do from what he had learned
in San Francisco.
The statement about the lye wast
vigorously opposed by Arao's counsel
hut was admitted hy the court.
It appeared from the testimony
that the 23 cans of lye were found
Just where tlie Jap said he had left
The trial of Henry Arao, the Jap.
who murdered Sam Chong the Chi
nese tailor, is nearing its close and
there can he little doubt of the ver
dict of the jury.
It will he "murder ln the first de
The unfortunate Jap can not es
cape. He is doomed.
That he committed the brutal mur
der for which he is on trial there
can be no reasonable doubt. That It
was premeditated is equally certain.
There is no possible chance for
Arao as the case now stands. lie
may be insane, but insanity Is not
interposed as a defense.
Conviction of the accused wouldi
have been more difficult had it not
been for his confession.
The Press first published the fact
that, the Jap had confessed. This
was denied by the public officials who
had the Jap In charge but The Press
had the facts and gave them to its
readers. Developments at the trial
today confirmed the story of the con
fession as published exclusively In
It appears clearly from the evi
dence presented today that the little
Jap told Constable "Jack" Frodsham,
who arrested him at Waverly, and
the officials who surrounded him here
on his arrival, the full story of his
crime. He gave to the officers a de
tailed account of all the facts which
! led up to the commission of the
| shot king and brutal murder last De
He told them how his hatred for
i the Chinaman increased day by day
as he became convinced that he was
not being fairly treated in a business
The Jap explained that finally when
Sam Chong had repeatedly to Arao's
customers that he did not know
where the Jap was doing business
the latter determined to kill the
The Jap In his confession omitted
nothing. He told that he Intended
at first to shoot the Chinaman, but
concluded the noise of the pistol
shots would arouse the neighborhood
and lead to his immediate capture.
The little man who sits today in
the shadow of the gallows brought
certain convictions upon himself by
his own confession.
The true story of the Jap's cap
ture detracts somewhat from tho
glory heretofore awarded by the pub
lic to "Jack" Frodsham, the would
be hero of Waverly.
When Frodsham appeared ln Spo
kane with the diminutive Jap ho
passed as one of the bravest and
wisest men who ever ran down and.
capturned a murderer.
While trying to conceal his pride)
and trying to mystify everyone an
to the hardships he endured and tha
dangers he faced ln capturing Arao
he made It clearly apparent to every
one that the task was a fearful one,
requiring shrewdness, coolness and
The fact now appears that the
little Jap ran to him like a child to
his mother's arms!
Truly fame is a vapor! j
The state has rested. (
The attorneys for the defense are
having the prisoner examined as to
WHERE DOCTORS AGREE.
When a patient Is under the doc
tor's care for some months, with con
stantly varying symptoms, but ever
increasing weakness from the loss of
flesh and strength by the ravages of
disease, all doctors will agree that
the Hist gain of flesh Indicates a
change for the better. Weak, thin,
lleshless people know they feel better
as soon as they gain tlesh. The best
Mesh and blood maker ls Dr. Ounn's
Blood and Nerve Tonic. For pimply,
pah- and sickly people, both "Id and
young, a better medicine was never
made. It turns the food you eat into
strong, red blood, making solid flesh
and muscle at the rate of one to
three pounds per week. It Is sold by
all druggists for 75c per box. or three
boxes for $2. To overcome the effect
of over-indulgents or dissipation use
this medicine. For sale by all drug
"What's the matter with tho
tenor?" asked the press agent. "He
seems all broke up."
"He is." replied the stage man
ager. "He broke down last night."
A NIGHT ALARM.
Worse than an alarm of fire at
night is tlie brassy cough of croup,
which sounds like the children's
death knell and H means dcuth un
less s urn thing Is done quickly.
Kolev's Honey and Tar never falls
to give instant relief and quickly
cures tic worst forms of croup. Mrs.
IV 1.. Cordler of Manuington, Ky.,
writes: My S-year-eld girl hud a
-• vere case of croup; the doctor said
she could not live. 1 got a bottle of
Foley's Honey und Tar, the lirst doss
gave quick relief und saved her life."
I Refuse substitutes. Bold by Chas,
McNab, 401 RVverslds. avenue.