THE EVENING STATESMAN
Official Paper of Walla Walla County
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The morning paper suggests that a
public reception be held for the guards
dismissed by Governor Mead for at
tempted election frauds as a testimon
ial of the high esteem in which the
men are held in this community. The
Statesman would suggest that Adam
Schmidt, who ran away to escape a
six-year sentence for a like offense, be
brought back to serve as toastmaster
at this reception. Adam also needs a
vindication. Like ' the others, he
obeyed the orders of those higher in
. Some people of a humorous turn of
mind are telling John D. Rockefeller
•that as a candidate for mayor of
Cleveland he would sweep all before
Trim, particularly if he put in his plat
form a pledge to buy the street rail
way system and turn it over to the
people. Some add that to make the
election doubly sure he should also
agree to pay all the taxes during his
term and to endow the public school
fund for the n.ext ten years. Mr.
Rockefeller will take the matter under
M. de Witte, who describes himself
humbly as courier of his imperial mas
ter, was not wont always to hold him
self such a poor creature. When he
was finance minister he made things
bum, as we should say in this coun
try. There was a stir of activity all
about the finance minister's office
which the czar never comprehended.
He only knew that the finance minis
ter was czar and he was glad when M.
Witte ceased to rule his empire for
Not that the late finance minister
was covetous of personal power. No,
it was ideas and plans M. Witte was
busy with, not personal intrigues. Had
he been more of an intriguer he might
have been finance minister yet. But
be left plotting to others while he
planned. He planned for Russia, in
a few years, all that England had ac
complished in centuries. He decided
to make Russia a great manufacturing
country, to give her railroads for in
ternal trade and a merchant marine
for foreign trade, gold for currency,
and a great mass of "mobile capital"
for the development of private enter
Witte did all these things. He forc
ed a balance of trade in Russia's favor.
He invented factories and compelled
a market for them. He increased the
productivity of Russia marvelously.
His work was like that of Aladdin with
his wonderful lamp. But he did not
create a people to perpetuate and de
velop the institutions which he in
vented. The great middle class, which
is the backbone of all governments
and industries, does not exist in Rus
sia. The population consists of a few,
a very few, millions of the great, rich
and idle and many millions of people
who are half peasant, half artisan, and
not very good at either agriculture or
■handicraft. Russian industry, whose
rise was too rapid, has had a period of
depression which might be described
as a collapse.
The debt of the nation was enor
mously increased by Witte's operations
and the taxes had to be enormously
increased in order to meet the grow
ing interest charge in gold. Russia
has been for several years in the po-
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sition of a man who pays one note by
giving another, perhaps at a higher
rate of interest. Witte finally fell from
power, arid with him went the Pacific
policy of internal government. The
war party got control and the Japan
ese were defied, with the result which
has been seen.
Witte has been called back to bring
order out of chaos. If he succeeds in
making peace on the basis of the
payment of an indemnity, it means
that he will have to remain in power to
carry out the terms of the treaty.
There is not another man in Russia
who can bring order out of the pres
ent chaos in Russian finances.
JAPANESE COMMERCIAL VAGAR
Queer stories of the commercial hon
or, or, rather, lack of it, come from
Japan, which is very much in the
world's eye at the present time. Jap
anese merchants are represented
commonly as being oblivious of the
first principles of commercial integ
rity. It is an elementary principle of
law among occidental countries that
a contract which is good in a country
where it was made is good in any
country in the world. The courts of
American states, for example, will en
force a contract according to the laws
of whatever state or country it was
made in. But this is not the case with
Japan. If you make a contract In
America to deliver certain goods In
Japan, and do deliver them, you are
quite likely to lose your pay if you
have happened to overlook some tech
nicality of the Japanese law.
A case in point is related by the Fi
nancial Aid. It refers to a decision of
the Japanese court of cassation in a
case involving a large sum of money
loaned by the Russo-Chinese bank on
the guarantee of the Otto Ginko bank
of Japan. When the loan became due
the debtor refused payment, and the
Russo-Chinese bank fell back on the
guarantor, who also refused to settle
on the ground that some kink in the
Japanese law had been overlooked. The
court upheld the Japanese bank.
The circumstance has suggested to
an onlooker the celebrated western
poker game, in which a man lost a
large "pot" by not knowing that a
"killilu" hand beat a royal flush, and
later in the evening was stripped once
more when he held a killilu by not
knowing that this species of hand can
win but once in an evening.
The financial world has been loan
ing large sums to Japan to conduct her
war operations, and as the war has
progressed favorably to her she has
placed her loans at lower rates of in
terest. It is hardly possible that the
financiers of Europe and America are
taking killilu chances on getting their
money back. It will probably be found
that Japan is waiving any elements of
strabismus in her local laws. When
it comes to dealing with world-wide
commerce it will be just as necessary
for Japan to conform to the usages of
civilization, which recognize the val
idity of a contract on the fairness of
the contract itself, and not on the
construction that may be placed upon
it by the domestic law of the coun
BURNED STRAW ON ROADS
Good Work of County Commissioners
Goes Up in Smoke.
In their efforts to provide good roads
throughout the county the county
commissioners have expended consid
erable money in putting straw on the
thoroughfares. This act has been the
occasion of much praise for the offi
cials from the farmers and others who
are compelled to travel the roads. Re
cently, however, it has been discovered
that in many places the straw has been
burned off. On one stretch of road
near Walla Walla a farmer reported
today the straw had been burned for
several hundred yards and left the
ground bare and much dust had ac
cumulated. The fact has been report
ed to the commissioners and an inves
tigation is being made. Whether the
burning of the straw has been the re
sult of passersby throwing lighted
matches on the road or the work of
miscreants is not known.
DISROBES IN HER SLEEP.
Placing Clothing on Porch a Mile From
Home, Mrs. Wilkins Promenades.
CLEVELAND, Aug. s.—Mrs. Sarah
Wiikins arose from her bed, put on her
best clothes, and, walking a mile from
home, undressed and returned home
in her undergarments. When she
awoke at 6:30 a. m. she reached for her
watch, which she invariably' placed
under her pillow upon retiring. It was
gone. She glanced at the dresser on
which she usually lays her hat. No
hat was there. Bewildered, she arose
and looked for the garments she had
worn. They were not to be found. Her
THE EVENING STATESMAN SATURDAY, AUGUST 5» 1905.
shoes alone were in their accustomed,
place. On a chair lay her undergar
ments, wrinkled and covered with mud.
"Burglars must have taken the
things," she said, but the doors and
windows were all locked just as her
husband had left them on leaving the
house to go to work an hour before.
It was not until an hour later that
Mrs. Wilkins learned that her watch
and chain and clothes had been found
on the porch of a house at No. 22 Tracy
Lying near the clothing was the back
of an envelope covered with an almost
"My God, my God, it has come at
last," she said, and for a moment was
overcome. "Of seven brothers and sis
ters all are somnambulists. I can re
member nothing after 10:30 p. m. At
that hour I retired. My mind is a
blank from that moment to the hour
of my awakening this morning."
Goes to Seattle—Louis Thomas, for
a long time an employe of hte North
western Gas & Electric company, has
resigned his position here and goes to
Seattle where he will enter the employ
of an electrical company in that city.
Moved to Pendleton—John Nissen,
accompanied by Mrs. Nissen and their
son, Carl, left yesterday for Pendleton
where they will permanently reside.
Mr. Nissen and son will conduct a
large agricultural implement and
hardware business in the Oregon town.
Enjoyable Party—Miss Lottie Wil
son entertained very delightfully a
number of people last evening at her
residence in Washington street. Those
present were Misses Ethel Taylor,
Bertha Anger, Nellie Yeend, Florence
Taylor, Laura Taylor and Messrs.
Claire Stockdale, Lesne Anger, Walter
Beborn and Rudolph Clark.
Will Meet Tuesday Night—Secre
tary McDonald is sending out notices
to the members of the Walla Walla
Commercial Club notifying them that
the regular monthly meeting of the
club will be held Tuesday night at 8
o'clock in the rooms of the Walla
Walla Club in the Rees-Winans build
ing. Several matters of importance
are to come up for consideration and
a large attendance of the members is
requested by the officers of the club.
Will Run Special Trains—The O. R.
& N. company has announced that on
August 14 special excursion trains will
be run to Walla Walla from Dayton
and Pendleton, in order that the people
of those places and intermediate points
can have an opportunity of seeing the
Barnum & Bailey circus. The special
from Dayton will leave that place at
8:30 in the morning and arrive in
Walla Walla at 10:10. It will return in
the evening leaving Walla Walla at
6:30. The people from Pendleton and
intermediate points will be handled by
the regular passenger train, but will
be returned home by a special leaving
Walla Walla at 7 o'clock in the eve
HURLED FROM POLE.
Young Man Probably Fatally Hurt by
Fall Following Electric Shock.
PUYALLUP, Aug. s.—While con
necting a light wire at the top of a
25-foot pole yesterday Mac Miller re
ceived in one arm a current of 2000
vo!ts of electriicty.
The shock hurled him to the earth.
He was carried to the offices of the
Tacoma Industrial company, by which
he is employed.
Drs. Karshnar and McCracken were
summoned. They found him internally
injured and bleeding from the lungs.
They employed all energies toward
keeping the man alive and up to 2
o'clock had not made an examination
for external injuries.
Miller is about 30 years of age and
has a wife. He is a nephew of W. W.
Farmer Badly Injured.
Jo. S. Kelly was brought to the hos
pital yesterday from Wild Horse creek
suffering from injuries in the back and
two broken ribs which were the result
of a four-horse team running away
with him Wednesday. Mr. Kelly was
driving along the road when an auto
mobile passed and his team took
gfight and in shying threw the man
from the high seat to the ground. Mr.
Kelly is seriously injured internally
and the attending physicians regard
him fortunate in escaping with his life
He was resting easily last night.—Pen
All His Ills Gone.
WASHINGTON, Aug. s.—Vespasian
Warner, the commissioner of pensions,
recently directed a medical board to
examine a man named Kyse, who has
been drawing a pension for a number
of years and had returned his vouch
er for $60, the amount of his pension
for the last quarter, with a letter in
which he stated he was not entitled to
a pension. The members of the board
found Kyse was in his right mind, and
that he was also in excellent physical
health. When asked why he had sur
rendered his pension, Kyse replied that
when it was granted he was entitled
to it, as his health was poor, but some
time ago he became a members of the
Christian Science church and since
then all his infirmities have disap
yeared, so he did not feel he could
longer accept the pension. The money
was turned into the treasury.
Too Much Like Officers.
BENICIA, Cal., Aug. 5. —An order
has just been received at the Benicia
barracks announcing that all olive
drab uniforms now in the possession
of the enlisted men must be confiscat
ed at once. In the whole United States
army there are, it Is said, but 300 of
these olive drab uniforms among the
men, and of this number, about 70 are
in the Benicia barracks.
The reason for this wholesale con
fiscation is that the enlisted men, when
dressed in these uniforms, can hardly
be distinguished from the officers, and
on several occasions mistakes have
been made through their use.
TO-NI6HT LAST PERFORMANCE
Management Expects Large Audience
for Farewell Performance.
The farewell performance of "The
Christian" takes place tonight at the
Park theater. The management antic
ipating that a large audience will be
on hand to see the last performance of
this clever play have added additional
seats and no one need stay away
thinking there will not be enough seats
to go around.
A great presentation of the play is
promised for tonight. For the occa
sion the Park orchestra will render a
choice and special program of music.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
FOR RENT—THREE FURNISHED
rooms suitable for light housekeep
ing, $3.50 per week. 306 Colville.
But Olson's R»Htaurant always leads.
Wanted—A boy with a horse to carry
route for the Evening Statesman. Call
Hacks—Shaughnessy & Clancy
Stand, Caswell's Cigar Store. Phone
But for a real goos meal go to
Opening at the Crown saloon, Second
and Alder, Saturday night, August 5.
No need of going to the beacn wnen our
Ice Cream, Sherbets,
Ices, and Phosphates
are so cool and refreshing. If you can't
come to our store just phone to us and
we will do the rest.
Yarnell & Rogers
The White House
Tel. Main 49
The Pall Rug Patterns Are Here In
All Their Beauty
We are in a fortunate position in the matter of selecting floor
covering patterns. The trade of a store as large as ours furnishes
in itself the best index of the demands of the people, and being
favored with generous patronage we have an exceptional oppor
tunity and one which is eagerly grasped to observe on a broad
scale the taste and desires of the people.
This is a tapestry fabric, but so far superior to any other tapes
try fabric because of superior material used and process of weaving
and it occupies a place by itself; 9x12 size $26.00
Sanford's Axminsters, 9x12 $30.00
Sanford's Axminsters, 6x9 $25.00
Smith's Axminsters, 9x12 $28.50
Smith's Axminster's, 8 ft. 3in.xlo ft. 6 in $25.00
Body Brussels Rugs
Every individual thread of this Body Brussels fabric is dyed be
fore being woven. In making these rugs threads are woven
through to the back; hence the colors show through. We have pat
terns in Body Brussels Rugs suitable for parlors, dining-rooms, li
braries, living-rooms, etc., 9x12 size $32.00
Smaller Rugs in the different sizes and qualities from
$13.50 down to $1.10
Jf that's the time to drink Stahl's
I Ma Beer ' ' Twill fix you up in shorl
order, put you on your feet, make
fc^ifr : a new man or woman of >' ou '
b ° ttle ab ° Ut b6St
THE WHITE HOUSE
Cor. 2nd and Alder y^wO^^S
You owe this much to yourself
for the look's sake and for
comfort's sake; dress neatly.
Our Mid-Summer slashing
sacrifice sale is still on and we
can outfit you superbly at a
surprisingly small expenditure.
Two piece Suits for about the
cost of the cloth. Neat Negli
gee Shirts, Pongees and Silks.
Wash Vestssl tos3-5°- Hosiery
in all the latest fancy patterns.
Underwear that fits and is com
fortable, from 25c up to as
high as you wish to pay.
A splendid line of Oxfords-two
famous makes of Shoes-The
Nettleton and the Barry.
R. E. Guichard,
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