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DRUNKENNESS AND CRIME. Tin- Uc-fenae of Murderers Intoxlcat rd When Deed I» Committed. Drunkenness as a defense for mur der can be reduced to the plain state ment that a drunken man bent on com mission of crime is as dangerous to the Individual against wham his efforts are directed as is the mau who is so ber. The argument that murder or any other breach of the law should be con dotted because the accused admits he hud been drinking to excess for a con si ierable time before the crime was committed may appear reasonable, but is it? Manifestly the man was In pos session of his faculties before he began drmkiug, and if he continued the de bauch until such time as he believed he had some right to take the life of another there can be little excuse for his act. But it is not so much in the decision of one case that the danger lies. If the courts are to take as argument for ac quittal the word of a man charged with felony that he is irresponsible be cause it was committed while he was drunk, the possibilities are dangerous. What is to prevent every deliberate murdeaer from hiding behind this de fense, tfs so many of them have hidden behind the ruling of a court that there is emotional insanity? Is it not pos sible, if one man is acquitted of crime, or his sentence is" made nothing more than a f»*w years' confinement, because the crim-» was an act done while he was undt r the influence of liquor, that it will scve to increase the number of felonies of that character?—Pittsburg Dispatch. ERYSIPELAS. Treatment That la Said to Be Speedy and Effective. A medical authority says: I would like to stato that I consider that one may get absolute control over erysip elas generally within three days by a very simple treatment. Of IOC cases of ordinary facial erysipelas treated I should not expect more than three that would not yield within three days, very likely within forty-eight hours, with the simplest antiseptic treatment. My custom is always to treat cases of that sort by the application during alternate hours of the day and evening of a mild solution of carbolic acid in al cohol and water as an evaporating lo tion. It is only in very exceptional cases that the disease is not almost Completely under control and has dis appeared within forty-eight hours, but after three day*? it would be extraordi nary if by this means every vestige of the disease has not disappeared. This has be* v n my treatment in ery sipelas for msaiy years. I have never known it to fail. I have never given a drop of medicine internally. I feel that I have absolute control over the dis ease. I am speaking now of ordinary erysipelas, not the deep seated phleg monous eryaipelas, of course. The strength of tlie solution used is as fol lows: Crystfi.i carbolic acid, one-half dram; alcohol, four ounces; water, fovr ounces.—llealth. A Retoarceful Heptlle. An example of rare animal intelli gence was related by the French ex plorer G. Miagaud. This noted sci entist had caught a water adder, which he placed in £ wire cage. The snake began at once to try to effect an es cape between the wire bars, but got no farther than her head and neck, which protruded through the inter stices. At last the reptile, weary of its futile efforts, lay down on the bottom of the cage, irtid Mingaud observed it go into apparently useless convulsions. But the snake knew what it wanted. Not more than a minute had passed before It gave up its breakfast of the morning in the form of a lizard about four inches loug. A moment later the adder was again at the bars of the cage and this time had no difficulty in crawling through. I'oUod in Java. The natives in Java have a natural poison to aid them in avenging them selves again»t their enemies. It is a strong fluid found in the bark of the Unas tree. The bark is over an inch thick and is very spongy. A drop of tte fluid on the skin causes intense ir ritation. A private revenge is satisfied by hiding a <np of this fluid in the room of the eneray, and then the avenger flees, for w*ll he knows that by morn ing his victim will have crossed the high divide. The fluid produces stu por, which finally ends in death. A* Indian Rain Maker. A rain maker in India has an appa ratus consisting of a rocket capable of rising to the height of a mile, contain ing a reservoir of ether. In its descent It opens a parachute, which causes it to come down slowly. The ether is thrown out in fine spray, and its ab sorption of heat is said to lower the temperature about it sufficiently to condense the vapor and produce a lim ited shower. Her Discovery. "My grandfather was a regular bib liomaniac," observed Blowhard. "Ob, that's it, is it?" said Miss Cut ting. "I knew some one of your ances tors was crazy, but I didn't know what form it had taken."—Detroit Free Press. Jut Sotted Her. "How did you enjoy Mrs. X.'s recep tion, my dear?" "Oh. splendid! I never saw such a failure."—Boston Transcript. Tenacious. "Did the minister die resigned?" "Not him. He died, but blamed If we could get him to resign."—Cleveland Leader. LONE HIGHWAYMAN AT WORK HOLDS UP AND ROBS J. F. AKERLY WEST OF WALLA WALLA LAST NIGHT. Victim Chases Robber and Is Shot at Three Times—Doings in Police Circles. J. F. Akerly, employed at the Bla lock company's ranch, west of Walla Walla, was held up and robbed of $2 by a lone highwayman on the road north of Fort Walla Walla last night. Mr. Akerly was trudging along the road when the highwayman suddenly blocked his way and ordered him to throw up his hands. The order was complieu with and the robber went deftly through his victim's pockets, taking some loose change. Mr. Akerly was then ordered to go on his way and the robber turned and fled in an opposite direction. Mr. Akerly was considerably nettled at the boldness of the highwayman, and gath ering courage started after the man. yelling for him to stop or he would shoot. The robber .turned and fired three shots at Akerly, none of which hit the mark, however. Akerly con tinued the chase until he was winded, when he retraced his steps to town and notified the police. Mr. Akerly says the highwayman turned down the lane leading to the old Cropp farm and dis appeared. The man was described as being short and heavy set and wearing a moustache. Other Police Doings. Andy Peasner, whose love for ar dent spirits has landed him in the city jail on sundry occasions, was taken in tow by the police last night and locked up on a drunk and disorderly charge. Andy has been in jail so often that he has lost count of the times, so last night's experience was nothing new to him. A stranger, who refused to divulge his name, was picked up by Officer Casey this morning while trying to dispose of a new pair of trousers to a junk dealer on East Main street. The man refused to tell where he acquired THE STATESMAN COMPANY f nnmrmn % Have the equipment to turn out any kind of Printing in the g \V I KIN 11Wll f quickest possible time and in the most up-to-date manner. Our * I KINIINu so n © w presses are adjusted to the finest half tone and etching work. A city printing establishment might be equipped with aijjw twenty or more of the latest machines, but not one of them I would be better adopted for doing fine work with greater speed I! than the Miehle Pony Press, just installed by us. Figure with I us on your work ere you contract for it either in or out of town. I! , L r I THE STATESMAN COMPANY □ the pants and he was taken in charge until his case can be investigated. KEPT FROM JUROR. Judge in Philadelphia Graft Trial Re fused to Tell Sad News. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12.—Kept in ignorance of the death of his aged mother, Mrs. Sarah J. Gore, Thursday last. Louis B. Gore, the second to be drawn on the jury in the trial of John W. Hill, former chief of the filtration bureau, on charges of forgery and the falsifying of records, listened today to the presentation of further testimony in the case, while the funeral, un known to him, took place. Judge Au denreid, before whom Mr. Hill is being tried, has decided Gire must not be told of his mother's death until the jury of which he is a member has been discharged. The trial is expected to last at least a week longer and Gore will remain locked up with the other talesmen until then. Gore's mother often asked for hi as she lay on her deathbed. His wife interviewed Judge Oudenreid and saw District Attorney Bell to plead that he be released. Judge Oudenreid ex pressed regret that so unfortunate a contingency should have arisen, but said he felt the ends of justice might be interfered with if a member of the jury should have his mind dis tracted by personal worry or grief. Wants Revival of Racing. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 12— That there is a sentiment in the state for a law which shall permit horse-racing in Missouri, with the objectionable feature of gambling eliminated, is the opinion of State Senator McDonald of Springfield, Mo. "County fair associations and breed ers of fine horses, foster this senti ment largely," said Senator McDonald. "I have not "changed my views regard ing racing since the time in the last session when I worked for the repeal of the old breeders' law, under which racing and gambling inevitably went together at the tracks in the big cities. I still believe in racing with the gambling eliminated." Morales Has a Broken Leg. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 12.—The war department has been informed by Colonel Colton, receiver of customs for San Domingo, that Morales is a refu gee at the American legatiqn with a broken leg. It is expected that he will resign and leave the country. Try a want ad. in the Statesman. THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. MEDAL FOR BRAVE CHINAMAN SAVED LIFE OF MISS PATTERSON AT RISK OF HIS OWN. ' Hero of the Defense of Missionaries Attacked by a Mob at Lienchow. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 12—A full report has been received at the state department from the commission headed by Consul General Lay at Can ton which investigated the massacre of American missionaries at Lienchow, China, in November. As a result 25 arrests have been made there, includ ing a Buddhist monk, who is sen tenced to decapitation. The residents greatly aided in apprehending the members of the mob. Lay recom mends a medal of honor for the China man who at the risk of his life saved Miss Patterson and piloted her to safety. The Presbyterian missionaries of China have already taken up sub scriptions for the Chinaman. Seattle Doctor Will Test Constitu»-( tionality of Law. OLYMPIA, Jan. 12.—Chief Justice Wallace Mount, of the supreme court, has signed an order for a writ of er ror to the United States supreme court in the case of state of Washington vs. O. V. Lawson. Lawson is the Seattle advertising doctor who was arrested, tried and convicted last year for prac ticing medicine and surgery without a license. Coincident with the signing of the order for the writ, an order wa s also signed admitting Lawson to $500 bail pending the determination of the case on appeal. Lawson is in custody of the King county sheriff and will be released today. The appeal to the United States su preme court will raise the question of the constitutionality of the law under which Lawson was convicted. It is contended that its provisions are in contravention of the fourteenth amendment to the United States con stitution, which guarantees all citi zens the equal protection of the law TO HIGHEST COURT. and prohibits the taking of property without due process of law. TO FIGHT HARRIMAN. Believed to Be Purpose 0 f Steamship Concern at Portland. PORTLAND, Or., Jan. 12.—The Evening Telegram says that a com pany known as the Independent steam ship Ticket company has been or ganized here to sell tickets on all the independent lines running out 0 f Port land to San Francisco, Seattle, Ta coma, Los Angeles, Coos Bay, Eureka and other coast ports, and to provide for freight contracts to these points. It is believed that the new com pany is really a combination of the independent steamship lines on the coast to fight the San Francisco & Portland Steamship company, which has connection with various coast ports. The latter company is a Har riman enterprise. The Independent Steamship company will also sell tic kets from Seattle to Alaska. Glee Club Concert. January 15 has been announced as the date of the Walla Walla concert by the men's glee club of Whitman college. Some difficulty was experi enced in finding a date which would not conflict with some other attraction, and as a result the date has been changed once or twice since it was first set. Monday night has now been definitely settled upon, however, and the last straw in the way of the giv ing of the best concert has been re moved. The scenery in the high school, while not very elaborate, is suf ficient for the setting of the second part of the program. In this a pret tily decorated dormitory room is dis played, and the boys are seen in their sweaters and room togs giving a hilarious send-off to the departing basketball team. In this way the comic stunts are worked in to great advantage. It is possible that the burlesque "Romeo and Juliet" will be repeated this year. This "stunt" brought down the house last year, and a great many requests have come in that it be allowed a place in the pro gram in the coming concert Labor Leader Leaves Frisco. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12.—Alex ander D'jeau, third international vice president of the Brotherhood oi Team sters, left ostensibly for Indianapolis this morning to attend a meeting of the executive board. It is believed he will never return. The milk wagon drivers' union, of which he was dic tator, has deposed him, charging him with the acceptance of bribes. TOMORROW 24 Ladies' 3-4 and 5-8 Paddock Coats, in Covert and Fancy Mannish Mixtures; sold regular up to $25.00; your choice tomorrow— $7-50 All Misses' and Children's Coats Tomorrow One-Half Price A few Buster Brown Sweaters, for Ladies and Misses, Half Price Tomonow Men 9 85c, Storm Rubbers, 65c Hood's best quality light weight Men's Storm Rubbers; regular 85c. grade; now 65c. ■■BHIiH MQTTER -WHEELER COMPANY 103-5-7-9 Main Street. 6 and 8 South Third Street. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1906.