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Ihe Evening Statesman Published by THE STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO PERCY C. HOLLAND, Manager. Offfoe, No. 9, Third St., Near Main. Telephone Main 12S. One year (delivered by mail) In advance ' 6 0# Elx months * 60 One month, by carrier 50 One week, by carrier IB Subscribers who do not get their papers will favor us by reporting at the office. The complete telegraphic news ser vice printed in these columns daily Is furnished by SCRIPPS-MRAE, and Is by far the best report pub lished in Walla Walla. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. Copy of change of advertisement must be delivered to the business of fice by the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. to insure insertion in the issue of even date. Business men generally seem to be in favor of an extension of the paving district to Poplar street on the south arid Hose street on the north. It would certainly a.hi much to the appearance of the business district and would make it much easier to keep the pave ment fiee from the mud dragged in from the outlying streets. It makes no difference to the oppo nents of the railroad lobby whether Albert E. Mead is tiie candidate of J. EX. Farrell of the Great Northern Kail road or of !:. S. Grosscup of the North ern Pacific railroad. It is enough to know that he is the railroad candidate and thai his election would mean an other base of power for the predatory corporations that have had control of the government of this state almost continuously since its admission to the Union in 1889. In truth. Mead is the candidate of both Farrell and Grosscup who have formed a political merger that is just as dose and binding as the merger of the railroads that they rep resent was intended to be. NEW ROAD LAW IGNORED. fanners generally agree that the roads are now in the worst condition they have been for many years. Few of the roads have had any work done on them since the new road law went into effect. This neglect is not the fault of the new road law hut is due to the Slipshod methods followed by the county commissioners. who have ignored the provisions of the law and have let contracts and bought supplies regardless of the requirements of the law and according to their own sweet will, instead of Jetting contracts to file lowest and best bidder, the com missioners have awarded contracts for road work and eiders for supplies to the highest bidders and those offering the best terms, not to the county, but to men not concerned about saving money to the taxpayers. U is likely that the new road law rould lie made epiite satisfactory if it were modified in a few particulars and honestly enforced. Hut if the com missioners are to lie allowed to ignore its provisions and tie a law unto them selves, it would be much better and cheaper to return to the old system. Under that system the farmers were themselves largely to blame if the road work was not properly done, but now they are at the mercy of a recreant board of commissioners, who, accord ing to the prevailing belief, consult their individual interests before giving any consideration to the needs of the public HAVE THE COMMISSIONERS FOR GOTTEN? Last sprint; the county commission ers passed a strong resolution in favor of the collection of the full amount of the taxes levied against bank stock in 19<»3. but they accepted 64 cents on the dollar, and, so far as anybody knows, they .ne not urging the county attor ney to bring action for the collection of the remaining 40 cents on the dol lar. Last year the banks paid their taxes iv. full for the year 1902. aband oning a lawsuit to prevent collection after the supreme court of Oregon had decided that bank stock should be as 1 Make a Special Trip To our ,tore II 3 = and inspect our fine 2 f \&J*y f &&+ Rings. Pins and Studs. It will £ i be a revelation to you. 5 I Tne Martin Jewelry Company t » JESSE H. MARTIN, Gradu... OrtlcUn S «£]r.i TeiM rrae GW „ — ■■■■■ —, . * : sesseu on its market vaiue. i ne uiga lature of 1903 at the last moment sur reptitiously passed a bill allowing the hanks to make their own assessments on their Stock, and this year the as sessment was made according to the new law. This statute is plainly un constitutional, as it is class legislation of the most pronounced type. If banks can fix their own assessments, the rail roads and all other taxpayers should be allowed the same privilege. The railroads do attempt to exercise this privilege by sending tax agents over the slate to inform the boards of com missioners just what they are willing to pay and threatening litigation if the assessment is made any higher. If the railroads succeed in electing the next * legislature, it is* likely that they will Imitate the example of the banks in securing legislation that will allow them to fix their own assessments ac cording to the valuation shown in their books, regardless of the market value of their stocks and bonds. However, new legislation would not be needed If all commissioners were as obliging as the board in this county, who threw off over $10,000 in railroad taxes and fully half as much in bank taxes. WILSON HAS HIS OWN WAY. Ex-Senator John L. Wilson is hay ] ins everything his own way In the management of the republican cam paign in this state. Chairman Palmer is Wilson's man and does his bidding. B. D. Crocker, an implacable enemy of j Wilson, has gone to Alaska to remain dining the campaign, and if Mead is elected governor, it must be without Crocker's help. To further strengthen his hold on the party organization Wil son has organized a literary bureau with Ed Thomas, formerly editor of Boss Farrell's newspaper at Beiiing ham. as manager and this bureau is supplying ready-made editorials at tacking George Turner, the people's candidate, to the republican papers of the state. Many of these papers have bitterly opposed Wilson, but they are now giving him a boost for another term in the United States senate by ac cepting the political pabulum that is sent out from his headquarters. If the republicans control the next legis lature. John 1.. Wilson will be returned to the senate, as Sam Piles killed him self at tlie Tacoma convention by snubbing the supporters of a railway commission and Foster has little strength outside of Pierce county. DESTITUTE OLD SOLDIER. "Whisky" Dick, an Odd Character, Must Go to the Poorhouse. Suffering intense pain from acute alcoholism, "Whisky" Dick, an old soldier and an unique character about town, was discovered in a downtown saloon this afternoon in a serious con dition. The police called Dr. Ingram, w ho attended tiie man and ordered him taken to a hospital, but as Both the Walla Walla and St. Mary's were full to overflowing, he was refused admit tance there. The matter was called to ; the attention u£ the county commis i sioners by Officer Mike Davis and ar ; rangements will probably be made for • his removal to the county poor farm. ; The man was in such a serious condi i tion when found that it was feared he I would die before medical assistance could be summoned. He has been on a j spree for several days. AT WORK ON MAIN. Excavating Commences and Work Will Be Rushed. Contra, tors in charge of excavating streets for paving commenced work On lower Main street in earnest this morning and will rush the work as fast as practicable to the welfare of business houses along the street. One section of Main street and a cross street will be excavated at a time in order to keep the big gang of teams and men employed until the work is completed. Business men have made considerable complaint about the tear ing up of the streets, but on the ex planation of the contractors that it is absolutely necessary to rush the work in order to keep their men and team outfits intact are accepting the situa tion philosophically and no further op position is expected to result. The work of placing the curbings In the paved district on Alder street commenced this morning. Knicker —I remember that night. The wind was biting— Bocker—l never 1 knew that the wind could bite. Knicker —Sure. I reckon you never heard of the teeth of a gale. ~ THE EVENING STATESMAN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1904. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL TICKET. For President — ALTON B. PARKER. For Vice President— HENRY G. DAVIS. For Presidential Electors— FRED NEIL. J. J. CARNEY, JOHN TRUMBULL, J S. DARNELL, S. P. RICHARDSON. DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. For Governor — GEORGE TURNER, of Spokane. For Lieutenant Governor— STEPHEN JUDSON, of Pierce. For State Treasurer- — GEORGE MUDGETT, of Spokane. For State Auditor — LEE PURDIN, of Kittitas. Superintendent of Public Instruction — W. D. GIRARD, of King. For Land Commissioner — VAN R. PIERSON. of King. For Secretary of State — P. HOUGH, of Spokane. Justice of SuDreme Court — ALFRED BATTLE, of King. For Attorney General — C. H. NEIL, of Lincoln. For Congressmen— HOWARD HATHAWAY, of Sno homish. J. J. ANDERSON, of Pierce. W. T. BECK, of Whitman. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET. For Joint Senator, 11th District— J. C. ADAMS, of Adams county. For State Senator, 12th District— WM. P. RESER, of Walla Walla. For Representative, 12th District— H. H. HUNGATE. of Walla Walla. For Representatives, 13th District— CHAS. M. TAYLOR, of Waitsburg. WILLIAM A. RITZ, of Walla Walla. For Sheriff — WM. ELLINGS WORTH, of Walla Walla. For County Auditor— W. J. HONEYCUTT, of Walla Walla. For County Clerk— LOUIS SCHOLL, JR., Walla Walla. For County Attorney— W. H. DUNPHY, of Walla Walla. For County Treasurer— JAMES McINROE, of Walla Walla. For County Assessor— MICHAEL TONER, of Walla Walla. For County School Superintendent— W. M. DAVIS, of College Place. For County Coroner— J. W. COOKERLY. of Walla Walla. County Commissioner, Ist District— GEO. STRUTHERS, of Walla Walla. County Commissioner, 2d District— J. H. MORROW, of Waitsburg. Justicp of Peace, Walla Walla City— PATRICK RUSSELL, of Walla Walla For Constable, Walla Walla City— HUGH R. TAYLOR. MISSES YEATES DANCING ACADEMY. The Misses Dalcena and Avis Yeates will issue invitations to tlie opening reception of their dancing academy on Friday, September 9, 1904, which will be conducted in what lias been known as the star theater. This hall will be thoroughly renovated and put in a first class condition for & dancing academy. The Misses Yeates have come here with the best of r< ferences and recom mendations as to their character and ability. Their mode of conducting their work will be in teaching all th< new and fancy dances also will intro duce the latest society dances that are taught in the cities of the east. The Misses Yeates will organize several distinct classes for instruction in the art of terpsichore. One night will be reserved for the c lerks of the town, one for the young masters and misses be tween the ages of 14 and 20 years. A juvenile class consisting of members from & to 12 years of age. "\Ve make a specialty of children's dances from the heel aiirj toe polka to the skirt and but terfly dances. For terms regarding club work and private lessons apply to the Misses Yeates at their office in the academy on and after September 1, from hours 9:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. to 9:30 p. m. Phone Main 1053. Ask to see the newest thing in Little Gent's school shoes at The Golden Rule. BRAVE KNIGHTS IN BIG PAGEANT (Continued from Page One.) sionally saluting in military style a • more enthusiastic section of the spec- j tators. Grand Master Stoddard was re- i ceived with equal graciousness, his sa- j lutes to the crowd bringing forth J redoubled cheering. The second carriage, containing Sir George Moulton, deputy grand master of the grand encampment and Sir Chas. Matier, great vice chancellor of \ the great priory of Great Britain and ' Wales, attracted little less attention. The handsome Mounton. magnificent in the raiment and insignia of his order and office, was a splendid foil to the imposing Englishman, and throughout the line of march their appearance was the signal for hurrahs and hand clapping. Other officers of the grand encamp ment, Golden Gate commandery Xo. 16 of San Francisco and members of the grand encampment and visitors from other grand jurisdictions, all in carriages, save the commandery, which was mounted, brought up the rear of the first division. The second division was composed of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island j knights, the third of New York, Vir- j ginia, Vermont, New Hampshire and ! Connecticut, the fourth of Ohio, Ken- ; tucky and Maine, the fifth of Pennsyl vania, the sixth of Indiana, Texas, Mississippi. Michigan, Illinois, Tennes see, Wisconsin, Xew Jersey, Georgia, Missouri, Alabama and Louisiana, the j seventh lowa, Minnesota, Kentucky, i Maryland, Nebraska, Arkansas, West Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and South Dakota, the eighth Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Montana. North : Dakota, Arizona, Florida, Indian Ter ! ritory, District of Columbia, < >klaho jma and New Mexico, the ninth Cali ! fornia commanderies from Sacramento Pacific. El Dorado, Stockton and Placerville. the tenth California lOffi manderies from Los Angeles, San Jose. Oakland, La sen and Susanville, the eleventh California commanderies from Ventura. Vallejo, Woodland, San Ber nardino, San Diego. Visdalia, San Luis. Obispo, Riverside, Fresno, Santa Bar . bara, Pasadena. Eureka and Lassen, and tlie twelfth and last division of California commanderies from Oro ! ville. Nevada City. Marysville, Chlco, j Red Bluff. Watsonville. Colusa. Yreka, ; Santa Ana, Pomona, Santa Rosa. Peta : luma. Ukiah, Napa, Vacaville, Bakers j held and Long Beach. As the head of tlie procession I reached the reviewing stand the Grand Master, officers and members of the 1 grand encampment of the English del . egation and other high officials left their carriages and mounted the stand, where were already seated Gov. Pardee jof California and Mayor Sehmitz of San Francisco and distinguished , guests. When within lifty paces of the re viewing stand all commands came to ; carry and the proper salute was made. Those in the carriages saluted by un- I covering. After countermarching past ! the stand the commands were dis missed and the great spectacle of the conclave was over. Immediately after luncheon the grand encampment held its first session, the rank and file and their ladies dispos ing of their time in various manners. Knight Morris Siminoff of this city was thrown by his horse in the parade and his skull fractured. He is fatally hurt. Large cloak manufacturer. The Malta drill corps of Binghamp ton, X. V.. was first to receive an ova tion, followed by ovations to the Deni olays. of Louisville, the Ivanhoes of Milwaukee and the St. Bernards of ; Chicago. The unusual heat had a telling effect on the marchers and tlie spectators. Many women fainted. Several persons met wit.i accidents while viewing the parade from housetops, skylights and cornices giving away. A number of mounted Knights were thrown from horses, but ail escaped serious injury except Siminoff. Joseph Leath, a member of the A Full Line of Infants Children's and Misses Fancy Shoes Just in Sorosis Shoe ■ House i 15 Main St. Mens' Clothing and Furnishings ef All Kinds THE KELLQUGH COMPANY Exclusive Men's Furnisher 201 Main Street, cor. Fourth Street Knoxville. Term., commandery. drop ped from exhaustion a few minutes be fore the parade was over and died an hour later. CHICAGO WHEAT MARKET TODAY Furnished to the Statesman by the Coe Commission: Opening. High. Low. Close. I Wheat— i Sept H"3 103% 102% 103% | Dec 10G% 100% |M% May .. ..108% 10<j 107% 108fi Corn— Jsept ".214 53% 52% 53-% j Dec 51% 51% 50% 51% May . . . . 4!«% 4H T < 48% 4t«% Oats— ' Sept 31 % 31% 31% 31% [ Dec 33% 33% 32% 33 j May .. .. 35% 35% 35% 35% Pork— ; Oct $11.12 $11.17 $10.85 $10.92 I Jan 12.60 12.60 12.40 12.52 Minneapolis Delivery. Wheat- Dec 108% 110% 10s 100% May. .. .. 110% 112 110 111** Liverpool wheat opened % lower: corn, unchanged; wheat and corn closed % lower. Mrs. A. Walsh, the gifted clairvoy ant, will be in Walla Walla on Friday, September 2, to remain all winter. She may be found at Room 17, Eureka lodging house. The Golden Rule has the finest line of boys' and gills' school shoes in the city. Fine new cloths for lady's tailor made suits, cloaks, skirts, etc. Rook, I The ! 1 -DI^LAP-1 : For Style, Coim= ♦ • fort, Neatness | : a\nd Durability ' ♦ : Wear a Duniap , j | Hat The Only j : //a* w/g/? $ Rep- ♦ : utation and Ex j ! elusive In Style t ; ♦ ; j I EVERY GOOD DRESSER WEARS A ♦ j "DUNLAP HAT* j i The White House ] j RALPH E. GUICHARD, THE HATTER j !j PERFUMES and TOILET WATERS ! J As fine a line as ever you saw j X Quality unsurpassed. Prices # ♦ right. f \lhe Pioneer Drug Store \ I Z E. L. SMALLEY, Proprietor 6 E. Main Street. Walla Well* ♦ I tsmastmsM * the tailor. All garments made to or*. Come in and examine our line ? budding, Second street. WANTED TO RENT A FARM I want to rent 320 acres of ■■«., 1 • lariu land, stock, implements and r>», sstrj farm machinery to he fun■ ■ '■ . s at. isfactory references. E. H. HILLARt) Walla Walla, Wash. Alhelt's feed mill can sav< j on hay and grain. IT'S WORTH LOOKING !NJO But you will always find our Ice Cream to be absolutely pure and delicious, We make a specialty of supplying frozen deserts for dinners, ice (ream socials, etc., made in any flavor you' wish. Give us an order and p t the best. Yarnell «S Rogers TEL. MAIN 703.