THE EVENING STATESMAN
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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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
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
As to Reed Smoot, he has no con
tract, but is serving "from day to
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
"But what could I do?" whimpered
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
"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
"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
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
"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
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
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
"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."
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
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
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
The packers' attorneys do not regard
the decisions as adverse to their con
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
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
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
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
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-
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