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THE EVENING STATESMAN Established 1861. Official Paper of Walla Walla County Published by STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO. PERCY C. HOLLAND, Mgr. Entered at the Postoffice at Walla Walla, Washington as Second-class Matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Daily— One Year in advance, by mail $6.00 Six months, in advance, by mail $3.00 One Month, by carrier 50 cents One Week, by Carrier 15 cents Weekly- One Year, in advance, by mail $1.00 Six months, in advance, by mail 50 cents The complete telegraphic news ser vice printed In these columns is furnished by SCRIPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION and is by far the best report pub lished in Walla Walla. NOTICE TO »wJVERTISERS. Copy of change of advertisements »«ust be delivered to the business of fice by the nour of TEN O'CLOCK a. m. to insure insertion in the issue of •ven date. THE MOROCCO QUESTION. The Moroccan situation is some what analagous to the condition of Egypt when Great Britain took hold of its finances and administration. France claims -a special and privileged position in Morocco because she is the nearest continental power, and because she is a neighbor to Morocco In Al geria. Germany denies France's special position and demands an international administrator This would give Ger many a voice in the police arrange ments and would be a blow to French practical monopoly of the trade. Last summer, when France was car rying things with a high hand, Ger many put In a word to the effect that she would like to see a conference held on the Moroccan question. After mat ters had come almost to war, M. Del casse suddenly retired from the foreign office and a conference, to be partici pated in by Spain. Italy, Great Britain, Germany and Fiance, was agreed upon That conference is about to be held, ami its outcome is looked forward to with feverish apprehension by all Eu rope The diplomats divide on the questions which will disclose how near force war upon France. They are sat isfied that be Is intent npoti forcing questions which will disclose tow near the e iti nta between France and Great entente between France and Great Britain resembles a treaty. The Moroccan question is not of itself large enough to warrant all of the noise that is being made and on its merits France has nearly all the right of it. Her citizens are in Moroc co and the subjects of Great Britain and Spain have been taught to look to her tor justice and protection in their dealings with the Moroccans. German subjects might do the same with en tire safety to themselves. But the kaiser, it is suspected, is making the most of it for two reasons, one to dis close the relations between Great Britain and France, the other to try France up to the very point of war to disclose whether France has any ap petite for fight and whether her gov ernment has any confidence in her army. The situation is a most trying one for the French cabinet, which is charged with the duty of projecting from humiliation a proud and excitable people, and on the other hand of sav ing such a people from a disastrous defeat in a hopeless war. Not one mil itary man in ten believes that France has half a chance in a land war with Germany. The German military ma chine has had uninterrupted develop ment, while the army of France ha gone from scandal to scandal, and is today in the hands of men whose mi' itary capacity is a totally unknown quantity. Even if France had a treaty with Great Britain it would be of doubtful efficacy. Germany could march to Paris without coming within reach of England's navy and should Great Britain attempt to aid her on land she would merely evoke the drei bund. France would get all the hard knocks and none of the fruit in such a war. If the kaiser is firm enough to go to the extent of threatening a diplomatic Headquarters for Pine Diamonds AncJ el! ftiais of Jewelry-Watch Eepairbg THE >I VISITS JEWFXRY COMPANY JESSIE H MARTIN, Graduate Optician, 125 Main Street Ey*» 1 ested Free Glasses Correctly Fitted rupture it seems "nevitable that France must yield. PENSIONS FOR EX-PRESIDENTS. What to do with our ex-presidents is a question that has not bothered the j people lately; perhaps because we have had but one former president to worry about and he seemed abundantly able to care for himself. But even here a j slight error appears to have been made It is now said that Mr. Cleveland has taken the position of referee between the big nsurance companies because he needs the income. It was supposed that Mr. Cleveland was well fixed so far as this world's goods are concerned. If it is not so it is regrettable that the people through their representatives in congress have not provided for Mr. Cleveland legally. The payment of a pension to an ex president would be perfectly proper, justifiable and would anger no class of people. The country pays pensions to the widows of former presidents and the country approves. Why not to ex. presidents themselves? A man who has been president of the republic is ex pected to keep up a scale of living often too heavy for him because of the fact that he has been a president. He is cut off from many sources of in come because he» has been a presi dent. It used to be held bad form for a former president to appear in court as a lawyer, but Benjamin Harrison broke through that silly tradition and made more out of his law practice in the few years he survived his term of president than he had before. Mr. Cleveland has had no law practice and has lived quietly in Princeton, where he has delivered some lectures before the students. The predicament in which General Grant found himself after his term as president is too well and painfully re membered. With a large family on his hands he found himsel compelled to earn a living and he was enticed into business ventures he did not under stand. He was duped and tricked and ruined in purse and for a time injured in reputation. The compensation for this great calamity to General Grant is the fact that to it we owe his inimit. able memoirs. Except under the spur of pressing necessity they might never have been written and the world would have lost one of the most impersonal of personal books. The nation whr it awoke to its senses found a way to help out General Grant. It restored him to the army and immediately re tired him on the pay of his rank. The matter of pensioning ex-presidents was thus avoided when it might have and should have been decided. PROF. ROSS IX DEMAND. Some people may remember Profes sor E. A. Ross, who was driven out of Stanford university by Mrs. Stan- j ford for being an "independent thinker." His history since that time has been of considerable interest. Har. vard invited him to lecture the follow ing fall, and he was immediately called to the University of Nebraska, where he has since been, a popular and in fluential member of the faculty, and an author whose writings on problems of sociology and civics have attracted some attention. Recently a call to the chair of sociology at the University of Wisconsin has been accepted by him, notwithstanding the regents of the University of Nebraska and Chan cellor Andrews endeavored to keep him in Lincoln by offers of a substantial in crease in salary. Professor Ross has a sturdy English style and a passion for democracy that makes him a power with young men. California's loss has been an advantage to the country be cause general attention was called to the case. IMPORTANT TO ALL STATES. It is now before the supreme court of the state of New York to determine whether a man may refuse to answer questions necessary to the enlighten ment of Attorney General Hadley, Com missioner Sanborn and the state of Mis souri as to the relations of the oil companies doing business in that state. And it will determine on what grounds the refusals must be put if permitted at all. After the action of the supreme court in the Rogers case, observers will have a better understanding as to the probable outcome of this extraor dinary action. If the Standard Oil company is finally shown to be acting j contrary to the antitrust law of Mis souri, it may be barred from the state. ; This is no great thing in itself, but if the example ?et by Missouri should be followed by other states capable o*" making- similar ca*es, then the result wo'dd be serious indeed for Standard Oil. INSPECTION JOBS FOR COUNCIL MEN. And now it is proposed to create a new salaried city officer, an inspector of saloons, to see that the city ordin ances governing saloons are not vio lated. It is generally supposed that the duty of enforcing the city ordinances as/ well as the state laws within the city limits belongs to the police de partment. Not long ago the number of policemen and the cost of the depart ment were doubled in order to secure the enforcement of the laws. Is the police department unable to cope with the saloon problem? It is not able to enforce the laws against gambling, the Sunday law, the law against selling liquor to minors and probated drunkards and other laws af fecting the saloons? If so, it is a piti ful confession of weakness that calls for some more drastic remedy than the adding of another policeman to the force under the name of saloon in spector. Perhaps it is the intention of this ordinance to create another job for a councilman. The office of building in | spector was created for the benefit of Councilman Glasford, who is disquali fied to hold it under the law. Perhaps Councilman Kirkman will take the job of saloon inspector under the advice and direction of Stevenson-Potts et al. Then the council might give the job of weighing inspector to another member. If there is a demand for more jobs for councilmen the council might create the offices of electric light inspector, "red light" inspector, hydrant inspec tor, Sewer inspector and health inspec tor. Then every councilman might have a *job that would pay a salary. The majority of the council has been making an unenviable record of ex travagance by increasing salaries, cre ating new offices, cutting down hours of service and adding to the payroll in other ways, and while they are about it they might as well create fat jobs for themselves. Despite enormous overcapitalization, the Boston gas consolidation is able to sell gas at 90 cents and pay good divi dends. The New lork investigations showed that gas can be made for 23 cents in the tank, and 56 cents de livered, and that a reasonable return can be made on the investment at 75 cents. At that rate there is a chance for the Populist party to be resurrected and airships should become cheap. The professors and students at Chi | cago university are talking of Presi dent Roosevelt for president of the uni versity after his term expires at the White House. They are willing to al low him to finish his present engage ment, which is quite generous in view : of the outcome of the last game with Michigan. But would Mr. Rockefeller, who made the Chicago "U," regard Mr. Roosevelt as a "safe" man? The railroads are going- to make dis charged soldiers pay full fare when go ing from the place of discharge to their homes. Heretofore they have had what amounted to about half fare. We do not believe the railroads are going to create public sympathy for themselves or public dissatisfaction with the ad ministration in the rate regulation controversy by abolishing special priv ileges of any kind. Alaska's gold production last year was $14,650,000, about $6,000,000 more than it was the previous year, and by the way, double what the whole layout cost the United States. Alaska has proved to be an immensely profitable national investment. But let us not get too gay over our sagacity: we have dropped a few millions in the Philip pines. The cost of a little ship subsidy such as Mr. Gallinger of New Hamp shire wants would be only $40,000,000 for ten years—s cents a head annually We should think Mr. Gallinger could easily raise it by sending out endless chain postal cards. The organization of the Republic Oil company as the Standard's competitor with Rockefeller's private secretary owning- 90 per cent of the stock seems to indicate that Mr. Rockefeller has considrable influence with his secre tary. Now if Governor Vardaman of Mis sissippi should happen to be caught in one of the New Jersey marshes when they are applying the mosquito exter minator they might have to call a special election in Mississippi. Friends of Mr. Gearin, the new mem. ber from Oregon, resent the saying that he is the poorest senator. They believe that he is richer in senatorial capacity than several others—Depew and Piatt, for example. When the transcontinental magnate? hear of the senate's "investigation" of the Panama canal, they just have to get down on their office floors and roll over with ill-concealed glee. THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. Senator Gallinger of New Hamp shire has stated that the cost of ship subsidies for the proposed ten years would be but $40,000,000. Yet congress hesitates to say, ' Let her go, Gal linger." A Chinese commission has come to study the government at Washington They are likely to report that: "For ways that are dark and for tricks that are vain, The United States senate's peculiar." Big Butte, the mountain west of ! Butte, Mont., sold for 33 1-3 cents last week. There ought to be 33 cents ! worth of grindstone in the big hill. George Ade announces that he will 1 write no more slang, therefore we may j take it for granted that George Ade J will write no more—slang. Mr. Rogers acts with as much confi | dence as if the real supreme court sat iat 26 Broadway. Wonder if . Governor Pattison's "delicate health" enabled him to dodge the inaugural ball in Ohio. Somebody ought to "sick" Mr. Hughes on th e H. H. Rogers minstrel i show. WATER, WHISKY AND POOLS (Continued from First page.) ! told of the many resolutions he had introduced in the council, which had been passed but never obeyed. He urged the employment of an engineer at once. Councilmen Cox, Bachtold, McKean and Martin opposed the motion on the ground that they were of the opinion ; that the employment of an engineer i should be deferred until after the re : suit of the special election was known. Kirkman stood behind Glasford and ! wanted Weile employed. He said that the people of Walla Walla were much befuddled by the recent stories printed in The Evening Statesman about the | surveys that had been made. While I he believed that the paper had gone to i considerable useless trouble to send a i representative over the line to make an ' inspection, he was not in a position to i say whether or not the statements made were true and that conditions \ were such as had been printed. L The motion to accept the Weile pro. ! position was lost by the following vote: | Ayes, Glasford, Bridges and Kirkman; ! nays, MceKan, Bachtold, Cox and Martin. E McCulloh, an engineer of North Yakima, also submitted a proposition to the council. He offered to furnish ' the necessary plans and specifications and superintend the construction of the ; system for $250 per month. His propo sition was laid on the table. Want Saloon Inspector. Considerable time was taken up in wrangling over an ordinance intro duced by Councilman Kirkman creat ing the office of saloon inspector. The ordinance provides that the officer shall visit all saloons in the city and inspect the premises, keep a close watch on the dispensers of liquid refreshments and I report at each meeting of the council all violations of the law. Kirkman, Glasford and Cox wanted | the ordinance passed at once, but It : only reached its second reading, Coun cilmen Bridges, McKean, Bachtold and Martin voting against allowing it to go : the third reading. To Raise Pool Room License. An ordinance fixing the license for pool rooms at $3,000 per quarter, to take effect on and after February 1, 1906, was passed by Glasford, Bridges, Cox and Kirkman voting for it, Mc- Kean, Bachtold and Martin voting in the negative. When called upon for-an opinion, City Attorney Blandford said that the ordinance was unconstitution al. He claimed that under the state law and the city charter pool-selling was a lawful business and the council had no right to impose a license, but could tax the business. In face of his opinion the ordinance was passed. Saloon Question Rgain. Councilman Bridges brought up the saloon question again 'and for a time it looked as though something was going to happen. He claimed that George Mottet had opened the Idle Hour saloon and sold liquor before he had been granted a license by the city clerk. He wanted to know on what authority the saloon had been opened. After considerable discussion, in which a number of city officials were mildly charged with not performing their duty, it was explained that after the council had voted to grant Mottet a license he supposed that he com-i begin business without waiting until the li cense had been issued to him by the clerk. The mailer was then dropped, but it was hinted that if such a thing occurred again that some one. would get into trouble. The chief of police reported that the following saloon licenses would expire in February: John Hale. Patrick Don ovan. Joseph LeFortune and Larsen & Smythe. The bond of Henry Van Buren for a license for the Bismarck saloon was presented, accompanied with the con sent of the property owners in the 150- foot limit. Kirkman asked that the matter be held up until he could make an investigation of several points in volved in the premises. Turned Into Gold. ' SEATTLE, Jan. 17—In 1890 Super ior Judge R. B. Albertson took in pay ment of a $500 fee from a poor client a bundle of contracts from the state for tide lands, believed to be worthless at the time because of a doubt in the title. Yesterday Albertson sold 46 lots for $96,000. He will have left three lots on the waterway, that must be bought by the railroad for terminal facilities and 28 others worth about $150,000. TAUGHT THEM NEW SCHEME BUFFLO BILL SHOWS ENGLISH RAILROADS HOW TO MAKE MONEY. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17— "I did some educational work with the rail roads in England and France and showed them how to make some extra revenue by a plan common enough over here, but which, it seems they had never considered," remarked "Buf falo Bill" at the New Willard hotel. "What I put them onto was our Yan kee scheme of running excursions and making cheap rates. The first pro vincial town I was to show in gave me the opportunity. I went to the rail road' people and said: 'See here, lam going to give a great exhibition that ought to attract the people for miles around, and will if you will only make a low rate so that the multitudes can attend.' They laughed at me and said they had never heard of such a thing, but finally after much confabing they agreed to run the excursion trains pro vided I'd guarantee so much money, which I did. "The result was a success even be yond my dreams. I had flaming big ads stuck up everywhere, and on the day of the show the crowds poured in just as I had figured. After that it was an easy matter to get the ex cursions, and I never was asked again for a guarantee." PARLOR FURNITURE WE TAKE special delight in carrying a fine stock of parlor furniture—probably because there is more opportunity for diversity of style and expression of taste in parlor furnishings than in any other kind of furniture. We have collected an assortment of parlor pieces such as you do not often see; a collection of so many diversified styles that you can give full reign to your fancies and stamp your parlor with your own individuality. We have plenty of suites in three or five pieces' and a large array of separate chairs, settees, easy chairs, sofas, tables, cabinets, music cabinets, etc. We have styles such as you see everywhere and styles such as you see nowhere else—and prices to suit all pocketbooks. P. S. —We would ask every lady in Walla Walla to see the McDougall Kitchen Cabinet. It is a marvellous labor saver. Fur ; n i * ur ° I Drumheller Co. I " ar *™™ Carpets Wal,a Wa " a '» Largest Store: . I Tel, 49. Second and Alder Streets: | PACIFIC STATES ALLIANCE STRENUOUS EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO FORM SUCH AN ORGANIZATION. Object Is to Advertise and Work in Harmony for Development of Pa cific Coast. "The empire that shifted from the Mediterranean will, in the lifetime of those now children, bid fair to shift once more westward t 0 the Pacific." To assist the consummation of this prophecy of President Roosevelt is the object of the efforts that ar e now making to form a Pacific States alli ance in which will be combined the en ergies of the best development workers ol California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and the territory of Arizona. Rufus Jennings, the act ive and tireless head of the California promotion comm'ttee, the organization which has unified California, con ceived the idea of doing for the Pacific coast what the California promotion committee has done for that state. The 150 commercial organizations of Cali fornia today are working in unison through the central organization, and all the bickerings and jealousies which formerly marked promotion work are things of the past. The idea of "one for all, all for one" has made Califor nia the best advertised state in the union. It is the realization of this ef fective work that has brought out the plan of forming an alliance of all the states and territory on the Pacific coast. While formerly the counties of the states of Californ'a. Oregon and Wash, ington were wasting thi ir energies in individual advertising they are now cemented together through central or ganizations in each of those states, to the benefit of the counties themselves and larger benefit of the states as wholes. The advertisement and de velopment work of the Pacific states is in the same condition as was that of the counties mentioned, and as all the interests of these states are identical it is believed that the work can be given an impetus by an alliance which will work wonders in the matter of WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1906. publicity and also of internal improve ment. It is the object of Mr. Jennings ir* bringing this alliance into being to form national power. The seven states have twelve senators and sixteen rep resentatives in congress. Were these twenty-eight working together for all the interests of the Pacific coast they would be a power that would make it self felt in national affairs. This power working in unison would mean inter nal improvements in all of the states interested, which can be obtained in no other way. Under the alliance when Washington, Oregon or any other state concerned desired federal aid or action, she would be backed by the power of all the representatives of the other states, and with these men working together there is no measure they could not pass through congress. In the matter of publicity a combi nation under one central organization would simplify the work and increase the power many fold. The money now spent by the individual states and their individual counties would be uti lized to the best advantage for the whole section, because what will build up a part of the section will benefit the whole. With such concentration of energy the results would be immediate and marked. In, addition to internal improve ment and publicity it would be pos sible under such an alliance to form home markets for the products of the Pacific states, and thus obviate the long hauls and far shipments which now eat the profits of the producers of the west. Each state would utilize the products of the others and with the increased population there would be a. demand for home supplies which would make an enormous and most profitable market for everything produced in any of the states interested. Initial work looking to the forma tion <>f this alliance is now being done by prominent promotion workers and the plan is meeting with hearty co-op. eration and commendation wherever it is broached. Took Girl From Rival. BILLINGS, Mont.. Jan 17.—Char lotte Warren was the subject yester day of what might have become a tragedy. While she was out driving with one lover, John Price, another, Fred Morris, held Price up at the muzzle of a pistol and forced her to quit the buggy and walk home with him. Price later had Morris arrested. Buy a want ad in The Statesman.