Newspaper Page Text
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 Week'y— One /cijr, /in advance, by mail $1.00 Bix mont+is, in advance, by mail.... 50 cents *tie complete telegraphic news ser vice printed in these columns is furnished by SCRIPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION and is by far the best report pdb* lished in Walia Walla- That Cummins boy, not satisfied with opening Steve's letter, opened Steve also. A train dispatcher ought to get his sleep and be mentally "all there" when the trains are moving. What shall it profit a man if he re fine the oil <.f the whole world and lose the freedom of the streets? If General Weyler had the proper sense i>f humor he would cable con gratulations to General Wood. Monte Carlo cleaned up $5,600,000 last year. Good dividends in Ameri ca often means good trade for Monte Carlo. The Chicago all night bank might secure the services of John R. Walsh for president. He never slept while there was any in sight. Andrew Carnegie's confession that wealth does not bring happiness is tearfully indorsed by Chauncey De pew and Richard H. McCurdy. Tokio had a quiet little riot because streetcar fares were raised, and all the Tokionians along the line were angry enough to commit harikari on the tracks. Dante's inferno should have made some special provision for the people who throw paper in the streets and leave it to blow up trouble and dis- tress on windy days. Grover Cleveland admits 69 years, but calls attention to his record. Sheriff, mayor, governor and twice president, to say nothing of the fish he has had photographed. Andrew Carnegie was ever a careful man. With reformed spelling he fig ures that his libraries would hold 20 per cent more books, and 20 per cent always appealed to Andrew as a fair profit. Tlie supreme court of Illinois hav ing squeezed Union Traction stock so dry you could light pipes with it, shows a disposition to go after Standard Oil. The "interests" don't like the Illinois supreme court The three Russian journalists who are to be shot have the satisfaction of knowing that their reports attracted attention. Possibly Aldrich would like to work the Russian system on "Link" Steffens and David Graham Phillips. Lawson speaks of our aged and sus pected friend as "Henry Hornswoggler Rogers." Lawson may not be a heavy weight. but he would be invaluable in the vituperative department of any or ganic newspaper during a political campaign. "Lord" White of the American em bassy to Rome is trying: to bring Ger many and France to terms. "Lord" "White never failed but once in his life, when he tried to persuade Grover Cleveland to keep him in London un der a democratic administration. Standard Oil. according: to court tes timony. cleaned up a $75,000,000 profit during thirteen months' operation in Kansas and Indian Territory. Iw you Headquarters for Fine Diamonds And all Kinds of Jewelry—Watch Repairing THE MARTIN JEWELRY COMPANY JESSIE H MARTIN, Graduate Optiritn, 125 Main Street Ey*« T *« t « d Fr *« Glasses CorrooMy Fitted can work both the producer and con- sumer, dodge the courts and hold the obstructive branch of the government, you have a good thing. Dr. Paul Nathan, who has just made an extensive trip in Russia, declares that massacres of Jews are impending that bid fair to exceed the horrors of Kishinef. When races cannot be as similated, a nation has a "race issue" on its hands. No statesman has yet arisen who has settled a "race issue," unless it was Moses, and he did it by hading one of the races into other pastures. STATESMAN WELCOMES THE ISSUE. The Warren Construction company, not satisfied with bringing a libel suit for $20,000 against The Statesman company, yesterday filed a second suit for $10,000 damages against P. C. Hol- land, business manager of The Even ing Statesman, whom the company charges with being responsible for a news article published in The States man last September calilng attention to defects in the bitulithic pavement laid by the Warren company on East Main street. It is plain that the main purpose of these suits is to intimidate The Statesman into silence on the pav ing question that the Warren company may continue to secure big contracts on its own terms. The Warren com pany blames The Statesman for the public sentiment that has been aroused against its monopoly of paving con tracts, which resulted in an application to Judge Brents to restrain the council from awarding further contracts with out fair and open competition. Judge Brents granted the injunction, and the Warren company has been deprived of contracts amounting to $300,000 which were almost within its grasp. It is perhaps natural that the War ren company should be very bitter and resentful over its loss of these big con tracts, and in its blind rage it is mak ing a desperate effort to wipe out the supposed cause of its discomfiture. But its success with its libel suits will be no better than its success in the injunction case. What it gets out of The Statesman in the way of damages will be poor recompense indeed for its loss on paving contracts at its own terms. The people of Walla Walla are not yet ready to suppress the only news paper in the city that dares to tell the truth about all questions affecting the taxpayers. They know that if The Statesman Were out of existence the city would have no protection from grafters and boodlers. For that reason it will not be an easy matter to get an intelligent jury in Walla Walla to award damages to the Warren com pany or any corporation or individual about whom the simple truth has been told in the interest of the public. The Statesman will survive all the libel suits brought against it or any more that may be brought for the pur pose of harassing the management and if possible to wreck the paper. It has the people back of it and they will see that it gets fair play and a square deal. So roll on your libel suits. Let every lawyer in town have a chance to try his hand at the game, and we shall finally have settled the question whether or not the right of a free and untrammeled press means any more in the United States than it does in Russia. CANNON' AND STATEHOOD. If Speaker Cannon was responsible to the people of Arizona or if they had the power to take away his seat in congress, he would drop joint state hood like a hot potato, because joint statehood has absolutely not a friend in the territory. The people of Arizona are mostly whites. It is at present an aggrega tion of mining camps and as such it does not claim individual statehood. The people of Arizona, though more numerous than those of many terri tories which have been admitted in the past, are making no demands upon congress. Their whole fight is against being brought into the union as a ju nior partner in a firm which they be lieve would be doomed to business fail ure from the start. They are willing to remain as they are until such time as they can make a dignified and ef fective appeal tc congress for Indi vidual recognition. That time is not far distant either. The territory is filling up rapidly with permanent residents. Railroads are plowing their way across the terri tory in many directions. Agriculture is making progress and trade is springing up. The mining interests have an air of permanence and prosperity. Arizona is far from being the tough region we are apt to paint it. Civili zation there is in the raw, but the j people who make the territory are far from being in the raw themselves. They are mainly cultured people from the eastern states. Even the labor is of a high class and it is highly paid. This is the territory upon which the speaker of the house almost alone is trying to force joint statehood. Noth ing is reckoned in the speaker's plans of the wishes of the territory affected. Nothing but some mysterious political promises and some more mysterious influences has any weight. Joint statehood is insisted upon even when its injustice has been exposed a hun dred times. Speaker Cannon may be able to force the issue, but it is not representative government. He could not get six votes for joint statehood in the whole territory of Arizona. THE SOUTH AND THE PRESI- DENCY. Leaving out of consideration that Al- j ton B. Parker recommended the south | to have a candidate for president from j its own territory largely to shut off the Hearst boom down there, his sug gestion is interesting. For sixty years before the rebellion the democratic party was dominated by the south. It had a few northern pres idents. like Buchanan of Pennsylvania. Pierce of New Hampshire and Van Buren of J\ T ew York, but nevertheless the south dominated the cabinets and dictated the policy of all these admin istrations as well as the others. And ever the south was pushing hard for its favorite institution, an institution which was giving its wealth and leis ure and which was ropidly establishing a ruling, fighting and loafing class to dominate the serfs who created the values. With the war came the downfall of the south. Its slaves, its property, its money were swept away on the red tide of destruction. After the war the people of the south were still demo crats, but no longer dominant demo crats. They went quadrennium after kuadrennium to conventions and cast their votes for the northern candidate brought to them. Election after elec tion they threw the bulk of the elec toral vote .past for the democratic can didate, but he was never a man from the south. The war was not yet far enough away. It is perhaps too near now for a successful candidate from Dixie, but it is believed that the time is ap- proaching. The election of a candidate from the south would possibly startle the north, but it could no longer alarm any part of the country. The south is loyal. The country is strong. New England is no more faithful to the union today than Texas. Bailey with the constitu tion under his arm is as good an Amer ican as Lodge with the Mayflower compact in his breast pocket. But a southern man will not be elected president for some time to come. The democratic party alone cannot do it, and it will be a rather remarkable southerner who will be able to so enthuse the north as to draw the great independent vote which now chooses our presidents. "THE FRAUD ORDER," BUT MOD- FIED." When a person is found using the United States mails for fraudulent or illegal purposes the postmaster general or a subordinate charged with that au thority may issue a fraud order for bidding him the use of the mails. The action may be taken without a hearing of any kind, may not be suspended by injunction proceedings or appeals, and is regulated only by a general law of congress stipulating under what con ditions such orders are to be issued. Such an act may be objected to as ju dicial or legislative or both, such as congress or the courts can alone per form, yet on the ground of adminis trative necessity it is sustained. Ex actly the same necessity and the same principle, so far as a layman can ob serve, is involved in the proposals to give the interstate commerce commis sion power to enforce its rate decisions. No, not quite the same, for the pro posed power to be given the commis sion is only to be exercised on com plaint and after an open hearing, whereas the postmaster general may be, complainant, prosecutor and judge without a hearing in the other case. HAMILTON AND HIS EVIDENCE. The people who thought they wanted Andrew Hamilton to come home and testify are beginning to change their minds. Andrew testifies so much and so often they are becoming afraid of him. What must be thought in New- York of a witness who so little knows his place as to present evidence against Perkins and Morgan, to contra dict the solemn word of Cornelius Bliss 1 and to go back sixteen years to rake up the record of William B. Horn blower, whom President Cleveland tried to put on the supreme bench? THE EVENING STATESMAN,WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. Hamilton should know his place, which is to testify against the understrap pers and to justify the trustees who gave him the company money to blow in on legislators. It seemed a pity last winter that Mr. Hughes could not get a chance ai Hamilton, but since Hamilton is here and talking, it is evident that he needs no Hughes to prompt him. The diffi culty will be in getting Hamilton to stop when he is through. "High finance" is troubled about this Ham ilton case. WHY GERMANY MUST EXPAND. Some idea of why-Emperor William is making such desperate efforts to seize foreign markets for German goods, may be gained from the results just published of the last German census. The population of the em pire last December is found to have been 60,605,183, a gain of 4,000,000 in five years, and of 11,000,000 in the last fifteen years. This population, three fourths that of the United States, is crowded into an area slightly over two and a half times that of Nebraska. A quarter of a century ago 42 per cent of the Germans were able to live by the soil. Now less than a third find room on the farms and the other two thirds must manufacture articles that in the nature of things must be ex changed for food abroad. The Green 4 Jackson Drug Co. Explain How Vinol Creates a Desire for Food. "The reason Vinol is the greatest aid tc digestion that we have ever known," said Mr. Jackson of the above firm, "is because it contains all of the active, tonic elements that are found in cod li-ver oil without any of the system clogging oil or grease to upset the stomach and retard its work. "These curative elements in a natural manner strengthen and tone up the weakened nerves of the digestive or gans, and when the stomach acts easily and naturally a desire is created for food. The nourishment thus ob tained is changed into rich, red blood and every organ in the body is invigor ated and strengthened to do its work as nature intended, and a good, hearty ap petite is the sure result. "With cod liver oil in its old form the medicinal elements were enveloped in the obnoxious oil so that few could take it, but in Vinol we have the same medicinal elements, separated from the vile tasting oil, thus producing the greatest tonic, strength creator and body-builder which we have ever sold in our store. "Lack of appetite is not in itself a disease, but a symptom of weakness showing itself in the nerves of the stomach, which control the desire for food. We guarantee Vinol will cor rect this weakness or give back your money." Green & Jackson Drug Co. Punctures repaired 15 cents eacih at H. O. Peck's, corner Fourth and Alder TO USE REFORM SPELLING. Brewer Will Write His Opinions in New Simplified Form. NEW YORK, March 27.—"1 have agreed to use tiie new simplified meth od of spelling in writing my opinions," said Associate Justice David F. Brewer, of the United States supreme court when asked concerning his opinion of the new movement. "For some time I have followed the practice of short ening my spelling of certain words, as '3.1 tho," 'thru,' and 'program.' Of couhse, I cannot control the actions of the su preme court in the matter of spelling, but I have adopted the new method for my own use. "The spelling of many educated men is atrocious. They never will learn to spell according to the rules of the Eng lish language. But if the simplified method is adopted I believe it will help them. "A simplified spelling board has been organized for the purpose of bringing about reform in spelling. The head of this organization is Brander Matthews, and other officers in the organization are leaders in educational and other lines of work. I am a member of this society. We have agreed whenever possible to use the new method of spelling. "There are twelve words which the members of the organization have agreed to spell in the new way when they remember to do so. These words are 'program,' 'decalog,' 'prolog.' *tho,' 'altho,' 'thoro,' 'thorofare,' 'thru,' 'thru out,' 'catalog,' 'demagog,' and 'peda gog'." No Pill is as pleasant and positive as DeWitt's Little Early Risers. These Famous Little Pills are so mild and effective that ehildren, delicate ladies and weak people enjoy their cleansing effect, while strong people say they are the best liver pills sold. Never ?ripe. Sold by L L Tallman. AN APPETITE The Weaker Sex 1 Girls Who "Scare" Men. The Woman Who Back bites - Makintf Hard Work. "If I were a mother It seems to me the first thing I should teach my daugh ter would be not to run after the men," remarked Mrs. Gossip primly. "Why, I hadn't noticed" — began little Mrs. Meekly timidly. "No, of course not, my dear. You don't generally, but I suppose you have heard of Mary White, haven't you?" "There are five White sisters, are there not?" "Yes, and old Mrs. White Is mighty anxious to marry them off, only, as 1 remarked* before, why doesn't she go about it the right way and teach them a point or two? Well, there was Mary, and she met a very attractive young man at the Goodbys' dance. They waltzed three times and then Mary asked him to call. He liked that well enough, because Mary is u very pretty girl. When he went to the house, how ever, he didn't meet any of the family. The parlor had all the lights turned low, and there Bat Mary propped tip against a pink cushion with a pink light near by falling on her hair and face. Well, you'll admit that was rath er disquieting for a young man who had simply dropped in to have a jolly little conversation with a girl he had only met once before. Somehow or other after he left he remembered the conversation had been all personal. Every time he tried to be bright and Interesting and talk about people or things Mary dragged it back relentless ly, and that worried him a little. "Then, after two days, Mary rang him up over the telephone at his office, mind you, and asked him to go with her somewhere. He was very busy, and he refused. Three days later she wrote him a note asking him to come up that evening, and then she wrote him another one reproaching him for j not doing so. Well, the young man be- came good and frightened by that timi "MART BANG HIM TTP.' and he ran away from her for all he was worth. Now, wasn't she a silly girl? If she hadn't done anything, but had waited for him to make the ad vances, she might have had all the ad miration and attention she wanted from him, for she certainly looked pretty the night of the dance, and he was much attracted. She simply frightened the life out of him, that's all, and if Mrs. White ever expects to marry her off she ought to put her wise." "My goodness!" observed little Mrs. Meekly open mouthed. As to Backbiting Friends. "When you find out you have a 'friend' who talks about you behind your back let her go at once," remark ed Miss Wisely as she scornfully tore up a note of apology. "Don't take her on trial again. She won't stop belit tling you. That is in her nature. She will only be more cautious about it, and you won't be aware she is doing you harm until you receive some real ly serious injury from her- which will open your eyes too late. Better let her go right away." Half the wear and tear housekeepers complain of arises from their own dis orderly habits. Order is the greatest time and nerve saver possible. Some women can live neatly in a hall bedroom; others haven't room to turn around In a nine room apartment. It's all a question of method. "Why do I keep my house in such good order?" said a friend of min«, "Because I remember what my father nsed to tell us. He would say: 'Chil dren, why do you give yourselves extra work by making two movements In stead of one? One movement puts your hat and your coat in the closet, but when you throw them on a chair you have first that movement and then another movement later on to ptck them up and put them away.*" Sensible old gentleman, wasn't he? JXAUD ROBIXSO2C. Wall Paper We Are Ready for the Spring Campaign We are ready for the Spring Campaign. Most everybody will want more or less papering done wifcHin the next sixty days. Come in now and decide on the matter of colors and patterns. In the matter of decorating your home we can offer you the services of first class decorators. We carry everything in wall papers that will make artistic homes and rooms. Come in and see our collection of high class offerings and get a few sugges tions for up-to-date decorations Yours for the asking. We will be glad to help you out. All kinds of paints. Just the paints and varnishes for house-cleaning time. Special on Mattings at 20c and up John Stack 127*129 EAST MAIN STREET TELEPHONE MAIN 301 ESTABLISHED Satisfaction Flour, and find it ;^'f the best and purest. Sold under our guarantee for 10 years and v ' KffSS^ we never had a sack returned. l|j^Hß FOR NEWSPAPER LAWS. Wisconsin Editors Will Have Repre sentatives at Next Legislature. ETT CLAIRE, Wis., March 27—The Wisconsin Press association has re- elected Emil Baensch, of Manitowac, president; re-elected Mrs. Rindaulb, of Platteville, treasurer, and elected R. W. Cheever, of Clinton, secretary. A com- mittee, with Mr. Baensch as chairman, was appointed and empowered to hire a representative at an expense not to exceed $300 to attend the next session of the legislature in the interest of newspapers. This action followed a paper by W. H. Bridgeman, of Stanley, on railroad transportation and adver tising, and an effort to secure legisla tion to allow newspaper publishers to use advertising mileage and hold office at the same time is foreshadowed. A committee to report next year on uni form rates for patent medicine adver tising was reported. TO BLOCK INSURANCE PLANS. North Dakota Commissioner After For eign Companies. FARGO, N. D., March 27.—State In surance Commissioner Cooper has start ed a crusade against insurance com panies not licensed to do business in the state. He has information that an insurance broker of New York is send ing circulars to property owners in North Dakota offering to place insur ance on property in this state with companies that are not licensed to do business here. The commissioner has recently refused to renew the licenses of the State Life Insurance company of Indianapolis, and the Mutual Re serve Life Insurance company of New York. The last named company was refused a license, it is said, because some of its officers are under indict ment in New York. The commissioner' claims that the Indianapolis company made a false statement with reference to certain inquiries propounded by the commissioner. Fork tips fitted for 75 cents at H. O. Peck's, corner Fourth and Alder. Wednesday night, Olivet Chapel. Organ recital at college Tuesday. TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1906. IS ALSO A TERRIBLE. McGovern's Wife Flogs Him for Smil ing on a Spear Carrier. PHILADELPHIA, March 27.—Pan demonium reigned in the tram shed at the Broad Street station last night prior to the departure of the train for New York, when Mrs. Terrence Mc- Govern started In to finish the job Battling Nelson started so beautifully last Wednesday. She finished by dragging the once "Terrible Terry" about the shed, with her fingers firmly embeded in the left side of his head, while she played a touching tattoo with her other hand on prominent portions of Terry's hand some countenance. Although somewhat under the weath er as a result of his disastrous set-to with Nelson, Terry has since been able to sit up and take notice, and last night he joined a merry party of friends and became so absorbed in expressing hl» admiration for a pretty blond show girl that he failed to notice the ap proach if his better half. Bearing down on the unfortunate Terry at full sale. Mrs. McGovern yanked the "once great" about the shed., much to the delight of prospective fel low passengers. Assisted by numer ous sparring partners. Trainer Joe Humphreys managed to rescue hl» protege from the infuriated woman in time to save a small portion of the ear which Battling Nelson had torn to shreds. Terry left for New York with Mrs, McGovern and their son, Joe. Eva Booth in the South. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 27. — J Commander-in-Chief Eva Booth, of the Salvation army, accompanied by sever al leading officers of the army, arriv ed here this morning and this evening will speak at a public meeting in the Auditorium. Commander Booth will be introduced by Colonel R. E. Holz. and Mayor Frlerson, and will speak on her favorite subject, "Bridging the Gulf." A GUARANTEED CURE FOR PILES Itching, Blind, Bleeding, Protruding Piles. Druggists are authorized to re fund money if PAZO OINTMENT fails to eure in 6 to 14 days. Sdc.