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PRESTON WILL BE IN IT.
In discussing the prospective fight
bet wen Addison G. Foster and Sam
Piles for the seat in the United States
senate now held by the former, the
"The interest, therefore In the entry
of Mr. Piles into the arena is extreme,
ly interesting and a pretty fight be
tween two strong men will result."
Right you are, brother. The inter
est extremely interesting, but the
fight among republican aspirants will
not be confined to Foster and Piles.
Harold Preston will not tamely allow
Sam Piles to walk away with the in
dorsement of King county. Last year
Preston had almost the unanimous in.,
dorsement of the business men of
Seattle, and the hostile reception
given Judge Burke when he attempted
to stampede a Preston mass meeting
just prior to the end of the senatorial
contest, proved that the rank and file
of the republican party in Seattle were
heart and soul with Preston. There
is little doubt that the honest voters
of the party will not lose the oppor
tunity that will be presented to them
next year of rebuking the traitorous
thirteen state senators and represen
tatives who betrayed Preston's cause
for a price and made haste to deliver
the goods to the railroad lobby after
pledging themselves anew to Preston
on their sacred honor at the bar of an
Olympia court room at a moment
when their fidelity would have meant
his election beyond a doubt.
Unless all political signs fail the
next republican convention of King
county will instruct its legislative
nominees and the five holdover state
senators for Preston in a manner that
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COST OF STREET IMPROVEMENTS
The cost of street improvements
has steadily increased during the last
four years and if the present pace is
kept up Walla Wallas streets should
soon become models for other cities.
For the fiscal year ending July 1. 1900
the total outlay for street improve
ments amounted to $7,346; for the
year ending July 1, 1901 the total was
$8,441.04; for the next fiscal year the
total was $6,969.(16; and for the last
fiscal year, under the Hunt adminis
tration, the total was $21.578.78 —near-
ly three times the expenditure for the
same purpose in 1900 and more than
three times the expenditure under the
Babcock administration. Every citi
zen can judge for himself whether
or not the improvements made in the
streets of the city are commensurate
with the increased outlay.
It will be seen that during the last
four years up to July Ist there was
expended on the streets and sidewalks
of this city the grand total of $44.-
--352.78, nearly half of which was ex
pended last year. To the off-hand ob
server it would seem from the gen
eral condition of the streets and side
walks of this city that Walla Walla
has hardly got the worth of her money
in street improvements.
SCHOOL BONDS FOR SALE.
Under authority given by the peo
ple at the special election held on
Junue 30th the school board of Dis
trict No. 1 will offer for sale $r>3.s<">
in negotiable coupon bonds in denomi
nations of $500 each. It is provided
that tbe bonds shall not draw a high
er rate of interest than 6 per cent.
Under proper advertising and with
open competition, such as the law re
quires, these bonds should be floated
at a rate not exceeding 4 per cent
and it might be possible to market
them at a rate of 3% per cent. Re
cently the town of Pomeroy floated her
water bonds at a rate of 3 3-5 per
cent, and certainly the bonds of this
wealthy school district should he just
as good and should draw as low a rate
of interest. The people of the district
expect the board of education to make
the best terms possible in the sale of
these bonds and that no favoritism
will be shown to any individual or
The highest amount of money the
Betz administration ever had to
handle exclusive of water revenues
was about $56,000. The present ad
ministration last year handled $<S£.-
--585.36 in city revenues alone. The
water revenues for the last year were
over $45,000. Under the Betz admin
istration they reached about $34,000.
With nearly twice as much money to
do business with the present adminis
tration should certainly be able to
make a splnedid showing in public
East Alder street, which last winter
had no sidewalk at all. is now getting
two sidewalks on the south side in
ord. rto make up for lost time. Now
if one of them could only be moved
over to the north side everybody
would l>e satisfied.
THE EVENING STATESMAN, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1903.
In spite of the fact that hundreds
of new dwellings and many new busi
ness buildings have been constructed
within the last two years, the total
valuation of property, real and per
sonal, in this city is somewhat less
than last year. However, as the tax
rate is about two milsl higher than
ever before, taxpayers will not com
plain of the low valuation.
Working leadership for the repub
lican campaign seems to be practi
cally settled. Senator Hanna gives
it out positively that he will not retire
from the chairmanship of the republi
can national committee. Perry Heath
appears to be an established factor in
the management. There is no intima
tion that his resignation may be ex
pected. Mr. Heath has not been
charged with a breach or breaches of
law. but that he very amiably condon
ed machinations bordering on the
scandal is evident enough, also that
he possessed a something like knowl
edge of actually fraudulent transac
tions by wholesale. It is explained
that Mr. Hanna would not be willing
to forego Perry Heath's valuable ser
vices in frying campaign fat out of the
trusts. In all probability the secre
tary of the republican national com
mittee will be found doing business in
the same old way next year.
Postmaster General Payne will plat
an important part in the practical
workings of the day. Whether or not
he will continue in the cabinet is an
other matter. Hanna insists, in what
appears to be an authoritative man
ner, that Payne's health will not oc
casion his resignation. Mr. Payne
himself has not uttered a word indi
cating that he contemplated leaving
the administration. But in any event
he may be counted upon to assist in
the engineering of Mr. Roosevelt's
candidacy. In or out of office he owes
a political debt to the president.
Payne's political services were the
consideration of his appointment.
Charles Emory Smith, former post
master general, has identified himself
with the postoffice politicians and has
taken up their defense from the jour
nalistic standpoint. To some extent
he is a common sufferer —innocent of
actual corruption—with the responsi
ble heads of the present administra
tion on account of the scandal, and his
defense is partly personal but large
ly political. He is not a practical pol
itician of Payne's type, but rather a
political journalist. Since the outset
he has directed powerful energies
toward combating the unfavorable
phases of the scandal and diverting
public attention. In his own and in
the administration's interest his val
uable services will probably continue
Payne, Heath and Smith actively
engaged in the republican leadership
cannot but give the Roosevelt cam
paign a postoffice coloring. The fact
that these men who have been so con
spicuously identified with the national
scandals will be prominent in the ac
tive politics of the year to come is
interesting in a double sense. It will
tend to link the scandal with the pol
itics of the time; to emphasize the
scandal's political significance; to
thrust it forward as an issue. Payne,
Heath and Smith will not affect the
voter precisely as a red flag affects a
bull, but whenever they appear they
will serve as the most forcible remind
ers of an era of fraud and misrule
wholly repugnant. It will be difficult
to keep these men in the foreground
and the scandal in the background at
the same time. Yet, if they insist
upon prominence, how can the Roos
evelt management, in view of their
intimate knowledge of the scandals of
The Highest Priced bat the Best Zaality.
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two administrations, deny their de
The fact that the campaign will cen
ter, as it were, in the postoffice frauds
means suppression of the scandal as
far as possible. The investigations
may be expected to die while official
energies are directed toward politics
and external affairs. It may be well
worth the public's while to follow
closely the connection of the postoffice
department and its next machine with
the political activities oj next year.
MORE THAN A LOCAL CONTEST.
Dave Larimer, the "Politician" of
the Spokesman-Review, writes as fol
lows regarding the Walla Walla city
The Walla Walla election is practi
cally the only topic of political conver
sation the state over. Newspapers of
all stripes have filled columns with
news of it and comment upon it. and
slate making and everything else is
suspended pending a discussion of it.
Now that the shock of battle has
cleared away, a few remarks may not
be out of order.
The election was a triumph for
Governor Mcßride and the railroad
commission. The public has the word
of the Walla Walla Union. Senator
Ankeny's own paper, for that. Prior
to the election it declared that the de_-
feat of the Ankeny ticket would mean
a triumph for Mcßride, and i rdow
at the prestige of Senator Ankeny.
Four out of six men on the Ankeny
ticket were defeated.
Newspaper dispatches reported that
George H. Stevenson. Mr. Ankeny's
senatorial campaign manager and
head of the railroad machine, went to
Walla Walla, accompanied by his
faithful henchman. Senator "Link"
Davis of Tacoma. in an attempt to
stem the tide. When Stevenson per
sonally mixed in, some idea of the
importance which the railroad crowd
attached to the purely local contest
can be appreciated. Moreover, the
Portland Oregonian, ever a staunch
friend and supporter of Mr. Ankeny,
admits that his prestige has suffered
by the defeat of his local ticket.
The Ankeny people made one griev
ous error, which is mainly responsi
ble for their present plight. Mr. An
keny is a United States senator, and
his friends had no business —from the
standpoint of political judgment—to
permit his personality to get tangled
up in the fight at all. The first edi
torial of his newspaper, which ac
knowledged that he was interested in
a squabble as to who should hold local
petty offices, was an inconceivable er
ror; and each repetition made a bad
matter worse. Han not the Ankeny
people themselves acknowledged that
Mr. Ankeny'.s fortunes and his home
standing were involved, the so-called
"boxers" might have elected 40 tickets
without causing a ripple on the politi
cal surface. The Walla Walla election
would have passed off without even
the most casual notices in the state
B. D. Crocker no longer lives in Wal
la Walla county, and so far as heard
did not mix in the fight. Certainly he
did not direct it. Had Mr. Crocker
been i"n charge of the Walla Walla
fight, as he has been in control of
past fights, he would not have left
the way open for Mr. Ankeny's ene
mies over the whole state to claim
that Mr. Ankeny was personally hu
miliated by the result.
So far as George Stevenson is con
cerned, it is well known that he never
won a fight save at a legislature. He
doesn't understand any other sort of
I>olitics. Stevenson has about as
much idea of public sentiment in the
state as has the sultan of Sulu. He
has demonstrated this at the legis
lature many times when he has forced
members under his control to need
lessly fly in the face of their constit
uents, to defy public sentiment when
there was, no necessity for doing so.
and to court political ruin and disas
ter, when there was no cause for it.
As a legislative manipulator Steven
son has few superiors in America. He
can give veteran lobbyists at Wash
ington cards and spades. As a shrewd
political dealer he is the merest nov
Aside from everything else, the
Walla Walla result is a personal tri
umph for ex-Governor Miles C. Moore.
He seems to have been the director of
the successful fight of the "boxers."
At least the Ankeny newspaper has
given him credit for directing it, and
Governor Moore, like Governor Mc-
Bride. can prove by his enemies that
the result was a triumph for him.
The result means that Governor
Moore, after years of political inac
tivity, has once more become a pos
itive, aggressive factor in the politics
of the state, and that he must be reck
oned with in the future. It is too
early to predict that Governor Moore
will head the next delegation to the
state convention from Walla Walla
county, but such a thing is not improb
able; and if he heads it. Senator An
keny will probably stay at home, for
the late row has proven that the pol
itics of the county is not big enough
to hold both of them.
Governor Moore's letter attacking
the methods by which Mr. Ankeny
was elected to the senate was the
sensation of the hour. It has been re
printed, either with favorable Qr ad
verse comment, m nearly every news
paper. Its appearance—the signifi
cance of an ex-governor's attack upon
a United States senator —was the
first thing that turned the eyes of the
state to the Walla Walla battle, which
again demonstrates the unwisdom of
the Ankeny leaders in provoking Gov
ernor Moore into writing the letter
and thus drawing an unnecessary fire
in their own direction.
The Walla Walla contest has there
fore accomplished the one thing which
Governor Moore's enemies did not
want to accomplish. It has brought
him back in the public eye, has fea
tured him —to use a newspaper ex
pression. Sometimes a man's ene
mies can make him. It may have been
done in the Walla Walla instance.
One more comment on the Walla
Walla result. A Frank Kees. defeated
candidate for marshal, is the first of
the "railroad bunch" in the last legis
lature to offer himself for public of
fice. Further elaboration on the de
feat is unnecessary, other than to say
that, his vote against the commission
bill was one of the things used to
great advantage by the organ of the
opposition. Mr. Kees is a good fel
low and. as sheriff of Walla Walla
county, had a splendid record as a
peace officer, and in almost every way
he was well fitted for the office to
which he so recently aspired. If a
railroad henchman of the persona!
popularity and agreeable personality
of Mr. Kees is to go down, what will
happen to some of the less favored
of the bunch?
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ONLY LINE EAST VIA
SALT LAKE and OENVQ
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
Time Schedule—Walla Walla'
No. 7 Arrives from Spo
and departs for
Pendleton and the
ea °t 4:N|i
No. 8 Arrives from Pen
dleton and the east
and departs 10:00 n
for Spokane and the
Palouse country ... 10: DC a a
No. 43 Leaves for Portland
and Spokane via
Wallula 10:15; a
No. 44 Arrives from Port
land and Spokane
via Wallula 2:siii
No. 41 Leaves for Pendle
ton (except Sunday) 10:00 ib
No. 42 Arrives from Pen
dleton (except Sun
day) 9:15 pn
No. 55 Arrives from Dayton 6:0) p a
No. 56 Leaves for Dayton.. 7:30tl
No. 45 Leaves for Wallula. 3:00 pa
No. 46 Arrives from WalJu
la S:SO pn
Through Pullman Standard at!
Tourist Sleeping cars daily to Omaii
Chicago. Spokane: Tourist sleeps
car daily to Kansas City: throvsh
Pullman tourist sleeping cars (a*
sonally conducted weekly to Chirac
and Kansas City; reclining chairca
(seats free) to the East daily.
San Francisco-Portland rottt
Steamer sails from Portland 8 p. B.
every 5 days.
Daily Boat Service between Port
land, Astoria, Oregon City, Dajtot
Salem. Independence. Corvallis ■
all Columbia and Willamette R ;Ttt
SNAKE RIVER BOATS.
Leave Riparia Sundays, TuenW
Leave Lewiston Mondays, Wed*
days and Saturdays.
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Wash. & Col. River R|.
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LEAVE WALLA WALLA DATU
No 2. Passenger for Pasco,
No. « Mixed for Pasco and
all N. P. points 8;WP»
No. 1 Passenger leaves for
and way points at..L:w*
No. 5 Mixed for Dixie.
Waitsburg and Day
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No. 8 Mixed (Sundays only;
for Eureka Flat ft
points ii ' T i
ARRIVE AT WALLA WALL*
No. 1 Passenger from Pas
co. Seattle, Tacoma.
and East -'
No 2 Passenger from Day
No. 5 Mixed from Pasco
and Northern Pacific g
No 6 Mixed from Dayton
Waitsburg and way
No. 7 Mixed (Sundays only)
from Eureka Flat
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and Walla Walla are •tralgM
ger trains and carry first .