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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 Sacond-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 /tur, in advance, by mail $1.00 Six months, in advance, by mail.... 50 cents ■The complete telegraphic news ser vice printed in thes« columns is furnished by SCRIPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION •nd is by far the best report jjjb* lished in Walla Walla. <<UNI OW^^^ABFX> NOTICE TO K.JVERTISERS. Copy of change of advertisements .Must be delivered to the business of fice by the nour of TEN O'CLOCK a. m. co insure insertion in the issue of <»ven date. THE LAWS DELAY. The Patrick case certainly fills all the conditions attaching to a "fair trial." The case has been in all the courts of the land and for five years a man under sentence of death and three times on his way to the electric c-hair, has been carrying on a vigor ous law business from Sing Sing with himself for hi s client and his life for the fee. Some time late in the last century, Albert T. Patrick was charged with the murder of William Marsh Rice, an eccentric Texas millionaire. Patrick was convicted largely on the testi mony of one Jones, who was Rice's servant, and who swore that he had been hired by Patrick to snuff out the waning life of the millionaire by means of chloroform. Patrick had previously induced Rice to make a will in his favor. Every court in New York has pass ed upon Patrick's various pleas, and every court has declined to take any stock in them, but Patrick is still alive and inventing new pleas. His latest motion for a new trial is based on affidavits that Jones confess ed that he had not told the truth when lie accused Patrick. The state has brought counter testimony to show that the people who are testi fying for Patrick have been hired to do so. The case illustrates in afi extreme measure what can be accomplished by money and talent toward prolonging the life of a man who has been con- j victed of a capital crime. If Patrick had been friendless and poor he would have been in a felon't grave long ago. He owes his extraordinary lease of life to a personal knowledge cf' law and to money, but more to a j tenacity of purpose which has become the admiration of all who have come j in contact with the man. Nearly pv- j trybody who has had anything to do \ will Patrick except the lawyers who convicted him, have about concludfd they would like to see him win his fight. Whether the Patrick case illustrates a bad or a good tendency in Ameri can courts will remain an open ques tion. Secretary Taft would probably say the former. He is for cutting oIT appeals and giving the trial courts more authority to finally dispose of cases. On the other hand, the delays in Patrick's cas e have done no harm if the truth is finally established. If he is innocent, the state does not want his life. If he is guilty and is punished, the majesty of the law is only heightened by the fact that it waited patiently until the accused had had every opportunity to show cause why he should not be punished. LOOKS LIKE A "GOLD BRICK." The constitutional government which was promised the people of Russia appears, from a recent analysis of the situation by the Scripps news service, to be something of a "gold brick." In the first place there is a singular absence of anything in the form of a written constitution. There are manifestos and proclamations and so-called "concessions." but the rights of the people and the powers of the different branches of the government do not appear to be clearly set down in any written instrument. Nor does it appear to be the pur pose of the throne to relinquish 'ts control of the situation. In the first place, the upper house of the national assembly, which will have a check mating power upon the lower house, will consist to the extent of one-half of appointive members and twenty six elected from the nobility and cler gy. This places the control of that body in the hands of the emperor. He is also authorized to promulgate what are called "temporary" laws, is sued during the recesses of parlia ment. v Furthermore, parliament is subject to dissolution by imperial or der, so that the failure of parliament to approve "temportry" laws migat easily become an occasion for adjourn ment, when "temporary" laws may be immediately made operative. In deed, reservation of this power by the crown almost nullifies the lawmaking power of the national assembly. Another feature of the situation is an oath binding members of the na tional assembly to fidelity to the em peror, the autocrat of holy Russia. Th;s was doubtless conceived with a view of keeping out of the national assem bly men of extreme radical views. It* the character of the new government is correctly understood, it will not satisfy the demands of the people of Russia. THE FRENCH MINISTRY. The new president of France hai hardly warmed his seat when he had a cabinet crisis thrust upon him. The Rouvier ministry has fallen on the question of the enforcement of the law to denationalize the church. Un der that law the state aid to priests and churches is to be gradually with drawn and certain classes of property in the churches are to be listed for taxation. The police assisting the as sessors went to make inventories and have been resisted everywhere by the people, who were horrified at the idea of gendarmes braeking into the sacred edifices and tumbling the sacred uten sils about in an effort to list property for taxation. The worshippers gath ered before the churches and prayed while the police rushed through barricades. Riots have occurred and in some places the fire hose has been turned on men and women kneeling in protesting prayer. The whole per formance has been undignified an 1 highly outrageous to the finer sensi bilities of the people. To such an extent has the antagonism grown that Premier Rouvier felt compelled practically to suspend the operation of the law. The chamber of deputies voted no confidence in him because he was not carrying forward the cam paign with enough vigor. The church question, unfortunately, comes at a time when France needs a strong, stable ministry, clothed with the confidence of the whole country. The Morocco matter is at a crisis and France, within a few days may have to fight or back down. To be ripped up with political dissensions at this time is peculiarly unfortunate for the republic. THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG. Senator Foraker, i n the course of his argument against the rate bill, stated the case for the bill as it stands better thati any friend of the bill has or probably will state it. Senator Foraker said: "Between extortion on the one hand and confiscation on the other, there is, in most cases, considerable lati tude within which an action of the commission without a special statu tory provision for its review by the courts would be final and conclusive." That is to say that in many cases the action of the commission in ov erthrowing an unfair rate and replac ing it by a fair rate would be so manifestly removed from the realm of confiscation that the courts under the Hepburn bill as it stands would have no occasion to interfere. On the other hand, one has but to turn Senator Foraker's sentence around to see why the railroads are so anxious for an amendment pro viding for court review in advance of a rate going into effect. It would ;th<\n read: "Between extortion on the one hand and confiscation on the other, there is considerable latitude in which an action of the commis sion with a statutory provision for its review by the courts would never become final or conclusive." The friends of the Hepburn bill in the sen ate should be greatly obliged to the brilliant senator from Ohio for this elucidation of the railroad position. It clarifies the issue. It makes it very plain what the railroads expec" to gain by the review amendment. Editor Howe, of the Atchison Globe, whose father always made him go to church and sit up straight, grew up with a grouch against religion. All through his editorial career he has had a leaning toward paganism and free trade. Recently he started on a tour around the world and has been send ing back letters which took an oc casional fall out of missionaries. In Japan and Korea he could not find anything- good to say for them, but his opinions have been undergoing change. The missionaries in India, he admits, are a kindly, helpful body of people who are doing all they can to ameliorate the hard conditions which prevail in that pagan strong hold. The missionaries and the churches will learn with some satis faction of the partial conversion of Mr. Howe. Heathen editors are usu ally as hard to get as other heahen. In the rate war in the senate, "Tut tle" has been called by the railroads to "see" the senators. If "Tuttle" decides to interfere, let those tremble who are in the path. Watch "Tut tle." The New York Evening Post doubts if the city is going to get 80-cent gas of 30-cent politicians. If they accom plish 80-cent gas they are no longer politicians, but statesmen. Congressman Grosvenor celebrated his defeat at home by supporting the ship subsidy. He has been a vigorous opponent of civil service reform as well as railroad rate regulation. His retirement is richly earned. Governor Folk insists that the tariff is the mother of trusts. This is not wholly true, as they have trusts in Great Britain, but the tariff, like the rathole in Abraham Lincoln's office, <'will bear looking into." The rumor that King Edward will meet the kaiser while abroad is con tradicted by his physicians, who as sert that they sent him to Germany for rest and quiet. Wonder if Senator Morgan will not conspire with Engineer Wallace to have somebody sneak down to Pana ma and put the dirt back in the canal by night. Mercy and truth have met together; justice and peace have kissed each other. The lion and the lamb, the big stick and the pitchfork have lain down together. Particles of steel in the air are sail to be causing "subway consump tion" in New York. Good old out of-doors has never hurt anybody very much. "Human Rights vs. Vested Rights" will be the name of the chapter of his tory now being written. Or, perhaps, "The Square Deal vs. Special Priv ilege." Would it not be sad if one of those tornadoes should attack Miss Bern hardt's big tent show in Texas and rip the hair off of her little dog? During the progress of the debate on the statehood bill congress is clarifying its ideas on railroad rates, rubber currency and caucuses. If Senator Aldrich could get over the idea that he is the country, he might be cured of the notion that the railroads own it. Those vindictive old fellows in the senate must have their slap at the president, no matter what the needs of the Philippines. Mr. Longworth, on his return from Cuba, presented Uncle Joe an 18-inch cigar. Mr. Longworth's embassy bill will rise again. A bunch of Pittsburg boys are put ting up the price of window glass to punish the spring builders. Professor Wiley's imitation whiskey is said to be about three whoops from 40-rod. As to Reed Smoot, he has no con tract, but is serving "from day to day." CALIFORNIA PRUNE WAFERS A pleasant and agreeable laxative, painless, yet effffective. Prescribed by physicians, and recommended by all druggists as an invaluable substitute for mineral pills and castor oil. 100 Wafers 25 Cents. L. L. TALLMAN FOR SALE—AT STATESMAN OF flce. Heavy Newspaper Wrappers; size 5 feet square; suitable for building purposes or for laying car pets. APPEAL FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Anrva Shaw Asks Oregon to Honor Susan B. Anthony. PORTLAND, Or., March 13.—Equal suffrage headquarters have received the following dispatch from Rochester: "To the women of Oregon: Our lead er hag just passed on. Make Oregon's freedom for women the cornerstone of her monument. Signed Anna H. Shaw."' THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. My Mysterious Servant When I joined my husband on the ranch he had a very good Chinese serv ant—Wing he called the Celestial—but I had not been in charge a week when Wing walked off, remarking that there was "too muchee woman." I wrote a note to an intelligence office in the city and when the coach came along told Pete, the driver, through whom I al ways sent my messages, to deliver It While I was adding some instructions a woman's face appeared at the coach floor and asked in a broad Irish voice If I wanted a servant It ended in my en gaging her. She alighted, a large trunk was removed from the boot, and before the coach was out of sight Bridget O'Toole, as she gave her name, was get ting our supper. When my hasband came In and learn ed what I had done he shook his head ominously, for I had taken a servant without a recommendation. Bridget was dressed better than serv ants usually dress, but I like my serv ants to be tidy, and this did not trouble me. She was about twenty-flve years old and a very pretty woman. Had she not been Irish she would surely have been Swedish, having the fairness of the Swede mingled with the rosy color of the Irish. Bridget was a mystery from the mo ment she came into the house. My hus band warned me to look out for my valuables, and I soon came to suspect that my servant was deceiving me. What mystified me that occasion ally when she forgot herself she would drop into a refined English accent But I was not surprised that she was able to talk thus, for many English servants have such an accent. I was puzzled to know why she used both the English and the Irish. One morning I took advantage of her being in the kitchen to go Into her room to investigate. I tried the closet door where her trunk was, but it was locked, and the key was gone. What Induced me to do so I can't explain, but I turned down a pillow on the bed. There lay a beautiful little watch stud ded with Jewels, ticking away just as If it were In the boudoir of a lady. I took It up to look at It and on the back was a crest. I put the watch back where I had found it and when my husband came home told him that he was right—we must have a thief in the house. When I mentioned my find he said that he didn't know what we could do In the matter unless we dis charged Bridget which we must do merely on suspicion, besides depriving ourselves of an excellent servant. The result was that we did nothing, though I put everything valuable in the house under lock and key. It was rather singular that Bridget and her mistress should be locking their belongings from each other. Bridget received letters occasionally, and we considered the propriety of ■ opening them. But there is something about opening other people's communi cations that refined people shrink from. Besides, the letters coming thus in our care somewhat diminished our suspi- j clons. I examined the writing on sev eral of them addressed in a coarse hand and suspected that It was dis guised. But of this I was by no means sure. One evening a man alighted from the coach. He said he had business in the neighborhood, and since there was no hotel within miles he begged that we would keep him overnight. The latchstring is always open among ranchers, and we took him in. He was dressed as became the country, but his accent Indicated that he was a well bred Englishman. He arrived an hour before supper, and my husband told him that we suspected we had a coun try woman of his In the house who ap peared to be sailing under false col ors, and we would be obliged if he would advise us what to do In the mat ter. He replied that he would look her over when she waited on us at ta ble. Supper being announced, we took our seats, and in a few moments Bridget came in with a tray of diskes. I had my eye on her and saw her start as soon as she saw the stranger. He looked her over coolly, she keeping her eyes on what she was doing and going out as soon as she had finished. The stranger explained her starting at seeing him as arising from the fact that, living in concealment, she would start at seeing any stranger. He said he believed she was above the condi tion of a servant or a thief and if we would permit him a few moments with her, being a countryman of hers, he would try to get her secret. After Bridget had finished her even ing work I sent her into the living room, where the stranger was waiting for her. They remained In the same room for quite awhile conversing in a low tone. Meanwhile we waited in a room across the hall. Presently they came in together where we were. "There la no longer any necessity for secrecy,** said the stranger. "Your maid is the daughter of Sir Henry Tomkyns of England and till a few days ago was the wife of a British rancher who had much better be called a brute. But she Is now divorced. When she came here she was fleeing from his persecution. I am Lord En glehorn, a younger brother of the Duke of Winchester and a former suitor for Lady Alice's hand. There, you hare the story up to date." "And I," said the lady, •'have to thank you for your kindness. I feared you would feel It your duty to betray my secret" The two left by separate coaches, and ten days later we received a newspaper containing a notice of their marriage in New York. MARION MAY HOLT. [Original.! Ia the Blizzard's Grip [Copyright. 1905, by McClure, Phillips & Co.J Joe Peters was a bad one, but a thoroughbred. He had seen better days. Colville was five miles from Fort Yuma. Colonel McClentock used to ig nore the town's laws and go for tres passers against bis command himself. He had had tilts with Joe Peters au*l had declared that he would some day get him dead to rights. He thought the day had come when a paymaster was robbed, and the finger of suspicion pointed strongly to the gambler. Over to Colville he went, with half a com pany at his back, and Peters had just five minutes to prepare himself. He "made good" by walking out to meet the colonel and holding a revolver to his head until he gave the order for the soldiers to turn back. When the colo nel had got back to his parade ground he took the biggest kind of an oath that he wouldn't die until he had got even for the humiliation. When fall came it was known that Joe Peters was out of health. Dissipa tion and a strenuous life were begin ning to tell. He was so financially well fixed that he could have gone in any direction, but he remained right there. He had the cough of a consumptive on him and men had begun to notice that his grip was growing weaker when winter, which had been holding off in a wonderful way, set In with a bliz zard. It began blowing and snowing soon after noon one day, and an hour after dark the driver of the up coach rolled off his horse at the Black Bear hotel and was carried Into the barroom more dead than alive. He reported that he had been compelled to abandon his coach in Panther pass, five miles below. He had cut loose one of the leaders and had been three hours mak ing his way Into Colville against the gale and the drifts. "And the passengers?" some one asked. "There wasn't but one, and, God help me, I had to leave her In the coach!" "A woman, and you left her behind!" exclaimed Joe Peters as he came for ward. "But what could I do?" whimpered the man. His ears and nose and fingers and toes had been frostbitten, and had he bad half a mile farther to go the cut ting winds would have had his life. If he had abandoned the woman he had at least reached some spot from which help could be sent "Who is the woman?" asked Peters of the driver. "She's the colonel's wife. That's what makes It so bad. Nobody can get through to the fort in this storm. Ev ery cut will be blocked five feet deep." Peters rose up and walked about for a moment and then said to the land lord: "Have the boy 6addle my horse. I also want a couple of blankets and a bottle of brandy." "What the devil's afoot Joe?" "I'm going after the woman." There were vigorous protests from the score of men in the baroom. They were not a selfish lot and chivalry was not dead in their breast, but it was one chance in a hundred, and they did not feel like taking It. If a rescuer succeeded in forcing his way through the drifts it would be to find the wo man frozen to death. They argued and protested, but Peters quietly went on with his preparations. When they saw that he was determined to go man after man offered his company. "I'm game to try it alone," replied Peters. "You know I've got a little ac count to settle with the colonel. Have things ready to thaw us out when we turn up." "There's a man for you, and we are a lot of curs!" announced on individual as Peters rode away in the storm and darkness, and no man turned to resent his words. No one has ever told how the gam bler's horse buffeted his way through the drifts until the stage was finally reached. What seemed impossible was at last accomplished. The three stage horses left behind had fallen stiff In their tracks and were hidden under the snow, and the vehicle was simply one of the many snow mounds. "Is anybody In there?" was shouted by the man on horseback. "YeS, but I am perishing with the cold." "Drink half this bottle of brandy and then wrap these blankets around you. Now give me your hand, and get you on the saddle in front of me. No more talk now." Two hours down to the stalled coach, two hours back to Colville, and the' thermometer had gone down twelve de grees In that time. There were men who swore in admiration, and there were others who turned away with tears In their eyes at the sight "The woman Is all right and will be chipper In a day or two," said the doc tor, "but Joe Peters has played his last hand. It's the most cruel thing I ever saw. He can't be disturbed for a day or two, but after that you want to form In line and go softly in and bid him goodby.'* Three days later the colonel came down from the fort to find his wife up and about and playing nurse to the nan waiting In the shadow. He heard the tale and took one of the limp hands in both of his, and with tears stream ing down his cheeks he said: "I can't begin to tell you how I feel about this." "Cut it out colonel," answered Pe ters. with a weary smile. "Perhaps It's a bit of offset for some of my shady things. Yes; cut it out and send the boys in to shake hands. I'm not much on sentiment, but I'm going a long Journey, and I want a good sendoff." M. QUAD. WANTED 200 Cavalry and Artillery Horses 1,000 to 1,200 lbs. in weight, 4to 3 years old, 15 to 16 hands high. Must be sound and free from blemishes. Will pay from $75.00 to $100.00 fop cavalry horses; from $125.00 to $150.00 for artillery horses. Persons having such horses for sale pleas« bring them to McDonald's Brick Barn, Fourth and Poplar Streets, Walla Walla, for inspection, March 30 and 31. For further information address M. McDONALD, At McDonald's Brick Barn, Fourth and Popular streets. Walla Walla P. S.—We are in the market at all times for caveJry and artillery horses. Repair Work at Reduced Prices Punctures . . each $ .15 Rims put on . . " 1.50 Fork Tips fitted . ."« .75 11. O. PECK Corner 4tb. and. Alder ATTORNEY GENERAL HOPEFUL. Believes Supreme Court's Decision Will Help in Packers' Case. CHICAGO, 111., March 13.—General Moody this morning for the first time said he would make an argument in the packers' immunity trial. He said: "I reserve comment on the relation of yesterday's United States supreme court decisions on the tobacco and paper trust cases to the pending beef trust cases for my argument here later. The decisions apparently open up many avenues seemingly closed be fore." The packers' attorneys do not regard the decisions as adverse to their con tentions. Smoot Says It's False. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13 — Senator Smoot emphatically denies the charge that he has three wives. He says it is absolutely false. Judge Parker on "Democracy." JACKSON, Miss., March 13.—Alton B. Parker spoke on ''Democracy" be fore the legislature of Mississippi to day. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received up to Tues day, April 3, 1906, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the construction of two bridges across the Walla Walla river, one at the Raymo crossing and one at the Gid Cummings crossing, in accordance with the plans and specifications on file in the office of the County Auditor. Each bid must specify a separate amount on each bridge and be accom panied by a certified check for 5 per cent on the amount bid on each bridge as a guarantee that the successful bid der will enter into a contract with the county and file a bond in the amount of the bid conditioned upon the f&ith ful performance of the contract. All bids should be addressed to the County Auditor and marked "Bid for construc tion of the Raymo and Cummings Bridges." The right to reject any and all bids is hereby reserved. By order of the Board of County Commissioners. W. J. HONEYCUTT, j County Auditor. First publication March 10th, 1900. Last publication March 31st, 1906. COUNTESS CASTELLANE'S SUIT. She Now Asks Decree of Absolute Divorce. '-'H PARIS, March 13.—Counters Castel lane, accompanied by her lawyer, ap peared personally in court today and asked permission to amend her appli cation for separation so that the decree will give her absolute divorce. She asked the custody of the children pend ing the final decision of the court. DEWEY IS ALL RIGHT. In a Storm She Was Best Ship in Fleet. NORFOLK, Va., March 13.—Captain Todd, commanding the dock Dewey, cables that in a storm the Dewey was the "best ship in the fleet and only rolled five degrees." He does not fear the Indian ocean monsoons and de clares that the Dewey is certain to reach the Philippines safely. TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1906- EGGS EGGS Hens lay them when fed on DR. BUFFUM'S HEN FEED It contains the material, the fyen does the rest. Cheaper than wheat. 25 lbs. 50c. 95 to 100 Per Cent. of the Chicks saved when fed on DR. BUFFUM'S CHICK FEED It prevents bowel trouble, leg weak ness, indigestion, etc. 20 lbs. 75c. For sale at groceries. Phone Me.in 1232. $100 . .«err- *-.? •. $100.00 WILL BUY A 4-ROOM HOUSE. PARTY WISHES TO SELL THE HOUSE AS THEY WISH TO BUILD A LARGER ONE ON THE LOT IT NOW OCCUPIES. FOR PAR TICULARS CALL AT BARRETT &■ OLSEN'S OFFICE IN THE ROSE BLDG., 110'/ 2 WEST MAIN ST. TELEPHONE 1740. Barrett & Olscii I Voice Mending a Specialty. Telephone Main HIS Director of Open, Oratorio and Church Choirs. Signor G. Ferrari THE EMINENT ITALIAN VOCAL TEACHER (Formerly of Milan, Italy) Slgnor Ferrari has th« Mghest en dorsement of music critics of Europr and America In regard to the excellence and efficiency of his method Studio 404 South Third St. Walla Walla, Wash. The party who took the Hartford bicycle from the Dooley building will return and save exposure.