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
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
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
Treatment That la Said to Be Speedy
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
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
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
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
"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
Jut Sotted Her.
"How did you enjoy Mrs. X.'s recep
tion, my dear?"
"Oh. splendid! I never saw such a
"Did the minister die resigned?"
"Not him. He died, but blamed If we
could get him to resign."—Cleveland
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
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
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
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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
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
Hero of the Defense of Missionaries
Attacked by a Mob at
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
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
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.
24 Ladies' 3-4 and 5-8 Paddock Coats,
in Covert and Fancy Mannish Mixtures;
sold regular up to $25.00; your choice
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
103-5-7-9 Main Street. 6 and 8 South Third Street.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1906.
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