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WORKINGS OF UNANIMOUS
At Miller, S. D., last week Judge
"Whiting "roasted" a jury to a turn.
The Miller Sun says it was "the most
scathing rebuke ever given jurors for
failure to agree." The defendant was
a young fellow charged with an of
fense aginst a 13-year-old girl. As
the words, "vile wretch, low villain,"
etc, fell from the judge's lips as he
referred to the defendant and as the
jurors were told that they lacked rea
soning powers or were influenced by
sympathy with the crime the evidence
of the accused's guilt being over
whelming, the men sat speechless,
their faces turning ashen pale. Final
ly the judge bade the jurors go with
the parting shot that if the man whom
they had failed to convict should
commit an offense against their
daughters they themselves and not
the officers of the law would be to
The jury stood nine to three for
A jury law which would have en
abled a three-fourths majority to
bring in a verdict would have con
victed the accused in this cose, jus
tice would have been done so far as
the courts could go and the jury sys
tem would not have suffered another
serious loss in the confidence of the
public. The three-fourths verdict is
almost an inevitable result in the
course of time. It will make jury
fixing much more difficult and pro
mote the cause of justice and com
mon respect for the jury as an institu
STIRRING UP ARMY DOCTORS.
In the convention of military sur
geons held at Detroit, Mich., there has
been a lively discussion of Japanese
hospital methods during the receiu
"war. Major Seaman praising the
Japanese service and Surgeon Stokes
of the army denouncing his eulogies
as ex ravagant. Major Seaman ap
pears to have made himself extreme
ly unpopular with the leading ampu
tators, for at the close of the de
bate he felt it his duty to tender hi?
resignation "in case it was wanted."
Why an American surgeon should
feel compelled to resign from a so
ciety of surgeons merely because his
observations abroad do not agree with
those of some who stayed at home and
did not see anything is difficult to un
derstand. One remark dropped by
Major Seaman may assist to an ex
planation of the heat engendered. In
the course ff the discussion Dr. Sea
man said he had been informed with
in the year by the surgeon general
and two of his principal assistants
that there had not been enough
changes made in the army medical
system since 1898 to prevent a re
currence of the sanitary and hygienir
failures of the Spanish war.
This seems to be the point where
the sparks were emitted.
It is well known that in the Spanish
war our army medical departmen'
was sadly hampered by defects in the
system and by the fact that it had lit
tle or no control over volunteers: that
In Cuba the soldiers, acting as if they
were on a picnic, ate and drank what
they pleased and gave medical advice
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the go by. Naturally we had a large
number of cases of illness and more
deaths than we should have had in
proportion to the number* of men and
the length of the campaign.
We do not know anything about
Major Seaman, but it would seem as
though he were on the right track in
the light of what we have learned
from Japan. The doctors are prob
ably correct in discounting the fairy
tales which have come to us of the
miraculous character of Japanese
surgery. The exceptional of
the Japanese is undoubtedly due more
to discipline than to any other one
cause. The Japanese medical corps
precedes the army instead of following
it. It has paramount authority as to
the sites for camps. It goes ahead of
the army, selects camps, tests the
water and approves or condemns.
When it condemns a stream, the Jap
anese soldiers do not drink from that
The American army reverses this
process. The fighting arm goes ahead
and the camp is selected entirely
from the military point of view and
the privates sample all the bad water
in the neighborhood. They get sick
and the doctors are hurriedly sent for
to attend them.
If Major Seaman's criticisms have a
tendency to awaken the medical corps
to its responsibilities they are good
even if some very eminent surgeons
with a typewriter-full of degrees is
hurt. Better hurt feelings in peace
than bury soldiers in war.
A corporation of women has been
formed in Indianapolis, for the pur
pose of building small but artistic
houses for people of moderate means.
All of the directors are business
women; one of the vice presidents is
Miss Elizabeth Browning, the city li
brarian, and another is the principal
of one of the public schools. The
secretary has for some time been in
charge of the office of a savings and
loan association and is a member o£
the Indianapolis inspection board. It
is just as inexpensive to erect an ar
tistic small house as it is to put up a
woodbox and it looks better.
The Illinois state insurance exam
iner seems to have examined some
thing. He found out that the policy
holders in twenty-eight small assess
ment companies which merged in the
Western Life Indemnity were with
out protection; the ending of the sub
sidiary companies ended their policies,
but they are still permitted to go on
paying premiums. Yes, but think ol
the sense of protection that they have
An English judge has ordered a
woman to pay for duck's eggs that she
got when she merely ordered eggs.
Any old eggs are eggs, the court
ruled, and do not have to be manu
factured by a hen. It would be in
teresting to see the judicial effect of
working off twelve sparrows' eggs on
the court's wife.
The Rev. Newton M. Hall, pastor of
the North Congregational church of
Springfield, Mass., and Professor Irv
ing F. Wood of Smith college, are pre
paring a children's Bible. The little
affair between David and Goliath will
probably be edited down to a joint de
A dispatch from Godzydani says the
Russian army will have to stay in Si
beria all winter. As the army is not
fighting now, will Russia consider it
necessary to feed it? This is a seri
ous question now confronting the
Professor Starr of the University
of Chicago sailed last Saturday for
the Congo Free State to study
monkey "talk.' A department of
monkey shines does not need to be
added to any undergraduate course of
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania is
somewhat in the position of the boy
• •aught running away with the jacket
of the other boy who is treed in the
pium tree by the cross farmer and
two hoarse dogs)
"I have the satisfaction of know
ing," said Mayor Rose of Kansas Ci*y,
'vin.. "that I have at least stood for
*omethins." The mayor must have
been riding on the streetcars i n the
Says Bryan to Roosevelt, "Prolific
Is your station fo r service specific;
If I can assist
Be assured of my fist."
Then Bryan sailed o'er the Pacific.
The eastern press reports that bears
are trying to hold up some of the Du
luth street cars. Our honored chief
THE EVENING STATESMAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1905.
executive might be obtained, at the
close of his term, to ride on the Du
Grover Cleveland, 't is suspected,
will never be called upon to mutualize
male and female suffrage.
The president is preparing his mes
sage. The senate won't read it.
COLDEST NI6HT OF THE FALL
Temperature Dropped to 41 Degrees
and Frost in Evidence This Morn
Clear skies and fine bracing weath
er greeted Walla Wallans when they
got up this morning and Observer
Newman predicts that fair weather
may be looked for at least for three or
four days yet. Last night was the
coldest of the fall, the mercury drop
ping to 41 degrees early this morn
ing. A white frost occurred in sev
eral of the suburban districts. The
fine, clear weather this forenoon
brought many people onto the streets
to enjoy the bracing air and sunlight.
In the downtown districts Monday
morning shoppers were thick and bus
iness houses did a rushing business.
ALLE6ES NON SUPPORT
Carrie Garland Begins Action for Di
vorce Against G. M. Garland.
Alleging that since September 2,
1902, she has earned a living for her
self and two children by her own
eflorts, Mrs. Carrie Garland in the
superior court today began action
for divorce against Green M. Garland.
Mrs. Garland in her complaint al
leges that two years ago Mr. Gar
land abandoned her and their two
children and that since that time
he has failed to contribute toward the
support of his family. She asks for
the custody of the children, Clyde,
aged 10 years, and Winnie, 9 years
of age. Mr. Garland, it is believed, is
not a resident of the state of Wash
AN EXCELLENT PRODUCTION.
"Michael Strogoff" Well Presented by
"It was the best theatrical perform
ance that has been given in Walla
Walla for many years," is the general
verdict of the people who last night
witnessed the production of "Michael
Strogoff," at the Keylor Grand by
the Ed Redmond company. The
theater was crowded with Walla Wal
lans, the box office receipts showing
it to be the banner attendance since
the opening of the new playhouse.
In presenting such a strong play
Manager Redmond demonstrated to
the theater goers of Walla Walla that
they can expect the very best of
plays during the coming winter.
Of last night's performance noth
ing but praise in the strongest terms
is due the company. It is a play that
calls for the best that is in an actor
or actress and every member of Mr.
Redmond company, was equal to the
occasion. Each person in the cast car
ried the role in a faultless manner and
the audience was not a bit lacking In
showing its appreciation for the
splendid work done by everyone. It
would be a difficult task to single
out the particular star in last night's
performance, so well did each one car"
ry out the part assigned.
"Michael Strogoff" will be given
again tonight, Tuesday evening and
at the Wednesday afternoon matinee.
For Wednesday night Mr. Redmond
will offer "Rip Van Winkle," in
which he will assume the leading role.
Mr. Redmond is a finished actor and
the public may expect something of
great merit from the gentleman in
handling the difficult part of "Rip."
Drawing the Line.
"I like to believe that all men are
honest," said the moralizer.
"Same here," rejoined the demor
alizer; "still I always draw the line
at taking the same patent medicine
for liver complaint that I used for
toothache, no matter how the label
THOMAS M. REED DEAD
"Father of Masonry" in Washington
Thomas M. Reed, a pioneer of
Washington, who for over 40 years
continuously secretary of the Ma
sonic grand lodge of Washington,
died at Olympia Saturday night after
an illness of several months.
Mr. Reed was widely known through
out Washington and Oregon. He was
called the "Father of Masonry in
Washington," and was greatly es
teemed and revered. He was for many
years prominent in republican poli
tics and in 1889 was elected the first
state auditor of Washington.
Mr. Reed had been suffering for
months from a complication of dis
eases, in which his advanced age
was a handicap. His death was not
The funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the late
residence in Olympia under the aus
pices of the grand lodge of Masons.
An English lawyer was cross-exam
ining the plaintiff in a breach of prom
ise case. "Was the defendant's air,
when he promised to marry you, per
fectly serious, 6r one of jocularity?"
"If you please, sir," was the reply,
"it was all ruffled with 'im a-run
nln' 'is 'ands thru it."
"You misapprehend my meaning,"
said the lawyer. "Was the promise
made in utter sincerity?"
"No, sir, an' no place like it. It
was made in the wash-souse an' me
a-wringin' the clothes," replied the
A judge in one of the New York
municipal courts has his own quick
way of getting into the heart of a
The lawyer for the plaintiff had
just finished presenting his argument,
and, as he mopped his brow and sat
down, the judge stared at him ad
miringly with wide-open eyes and
open mouth. Then he turned to the
other lawyer, who had risen to his
"Defendant needn't plead; plaintiff
wins," he shouted.
General Benjamin F. Butler, in
pleading a case before an inferior
court in Massachusetts for a poor
working girl who was on his free
list, caused the presiding judge to
threaten to fine him for contempt of
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Special showing of Ladies 9 Tailor Suits and New
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The finest fitting garments sold. Popular priced:
Union Suits - 95c, $1.25, $1.75 and $2.50
Vests and Tights - 65c, 95c, $ 1.25 and $2.00
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Vests and Pants, extra heavy fleeced - - 25c and 35c
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court, to which Mr. Butler replied,
in apparent surprise: "I have ex
pressed no contempt for the court;
on the contrary, I have carefully con
cealed my feelings."
If you were in the market for real
estate you would not be apt to over
look a single real estate advertise
ment in this paper, would you? And
if you seek a markt for your real es
tate your advertisement in these
columns will be considered by every
possible buyer, as a matter of course.
"But, your honor," protested the
lawyer, "let me at least present my
The judge looked weary. "Well, go
ahead," he grunted.
So the lawyer for the defendant
went ahead. When he had finished,
the judge looked at him, too, with
wide-open eyes and open mouth.
"Don't it beat the Dutch!" he
claimed. "Defendant wins."
"One must know one's own meas
ure, and keep it in view." Just to spe
cify: You know how big your store
is—you know its measure. Does any
one in the city think it a smaller store
than it is? The chances are that if
any one does it is because you have
been careless about keeping your
store's measure in view."
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Minnesota Baptists Meet.
DULUTH, Minn.. Oct. 9.— Bt . hv
250 and 300 clerical and lay
of the Baptist church of this state im
in attendance at the annual Baptist
convention which opened here todT
at the Pilgrim Congregational church
The Pilgrim church was selected b '
cause the Baptists hav e no ehurch i„
this city big enough to accommodate
so large a convention. Delegates f rom
nearly all the English speaking a*
Scandinavian Baptist churches in the
state are in attendance and the R ap
tists of this city have made extensive
preparations for their entertainment
At the opening session today the
mayor of Duluth, welcomed the dele
gates and he was followed by Mr. z. D
Scott, who was the principal speaker
of the session. The convention WH]
last five days and many important
matters will come up for consideration
and discussion. lir •< Hyjjjj
Miss Yale, Just arrived from N ew
York, will give vapor and alcohol
baths; also scientific scalp and face
massage. Wrinkles removed. Suite
No. 1, Hotel Louvre.
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