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THE EVENING STATESMAN Established 1861. Official P*4>ar of Walla Walla County Published by STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO. PERCY C. HOLLAND, Mgr. • R. C. MacLEOD, Advertising Mgr. Entered at the Postoffice at Walla X ilia, Washington aa Second-class Matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Daily— One Year in advance, by mai1....56.00 ix months, in advance, by mail $3.00 One Month, by carrier 50 oents Ore Week, by Carrier 15 cents Orw Yuur, in advance, by mail $1-00 Six A* on the, in advance, by mail.... 50 Aents 'lie complete telegraphic news ser vice printed in these columns is furnished by SCRIPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION •nd is by far the best report pub lished in Walla Walla. (?£[> CANNON FOR PRESIDENT. The reported candidacy of Speaker Cannon for the republican nomination for the presidency suggests that the speakership has been as poor a road to the White House as the senate. Of the candidates for president since the war two were soldiers who had never held public office, three were public men who had been in the senate, and six were governors of pivotal states. Seymour, Cleveland, Harrison, Tilden, McKinley, Roosevelt, owed their nomi nation as much to the fact that they had shown vote-getting capacity in their own states as to any other cause. While our political history is starred with such names as Reed, Carlisle, Randall, Blaine, men who had made great records in the speaker's chair, not one of them reached the White House, though all were at times push ed for the nomination in their party. The calmest judgment of the country probably will be that Mr. Cannon's day for reaching the White House has passed. He ripened late in life. His legislative capacity and his parliamen tary skill have long been recognized, but he was not thought of for speaker so long as such men as Reed and Mc- Kinley were in congress. He even waited for Henderson to have his turn. In the meantime Mr. Cannon has achieved his scriptural allotment of years. Moreover, the while the speaker has been arriving at the reward of his industry as a committee chairman the country has also passed a given point. It has definitely departed from the stand-pat statesman of the old school to whom the label republican is all that is necessary on a piece of republi can goods. If Sueaker Cannon stands for the presidency he must do it as the candidate of the reactionaries, of the extreme protective tariff, let-well enough-alone people who are being constantly turned down in the party. Honest as Speaker Cannon may be, and typical as he may be of southern Illinois, he is far from being typical of the country today. It is looking for men whose eyes are to the future and whose comprehension includes great questions of state and broad interpre tations of fundamental laws. As a parer of appropriations Mr. Cannon had his place, as the kindly boss of the house he appears to enjoy the love of his minions, but the next president of the United States must be neither a cheese parer nor a petty boss. HOW THE EL,KIN'S LAW WORKS. In passing: sentence upon the Bur lington railroad for granting: rebates, Judge Bothea remarked that if there was provision in the law for imprison ment as well as fine, much more might be accomplished. As the law stands, however, he could do nothing but as sess $40,000 against the corporation and $10,000 each against the two offic ials who pleaded guilty to having done the acts complained of. The fine was Immediately paid in one check of $60.- fOo of the company's money. The theory of the Elkins law under which tliis conviction was obtained is that the removal of the imprisonment •feature makes it easier to obtain evi dence. that then fines of sufficient pro portions may be assessed to discourage the breaking of the law. But it may Headquarters for fine Diamonds And all Kinds of Jewelry-Watch Repairing MARIIN JEWELHY COMPANY JESSIE H MARTIN, Graduate Optirint 125 Main Street E y®« Tested F«e Glasses Cerrectly Fitted be taken for granted that in these transactions on a big railroad sufficient profit accrues in a short time to make it profitable to take the risk of incur ring what would be considered a large fine. The corporations, it may also be taken for granted, consider the whole question from a purely profit-or-loss standpoint. If they see a probable profit in an infraction of the law they will continue to break it, not believing there is anything morally wrong in the performance. They reduce themselves to the exact status of the gamblers of the city who will cheerfully pay fines imposed by the courts on dummy proprietors, but who begin to scat ter as soon as an administration of justice arises which seeks diligently for the real owners of the business and gives them the workhouse. The Elkins law has been in existence now several years. This is the first conviction against a railorad obtained under it. But rebating has been going on as before, as the report of Garfield on the Standtrd Oil company will show. This fine probably is only a small per cent upon the illegal business done by the Bulington alone. The conviction and the large fine imposed therefore represent not an endorsement of the Elkins law, but a practical confession of its failure either to facilitate convic tions or to stop the practices com- plained of. CHINATOWN WIPED OUT. One of the purely beneficent results of the San Francisco disaster was the total destruction of Chinatown. Not one stick or stone remains to show where Chinatown existed. Hundreds of its miserable inhabitants perished in the living grave, in whch for years they had burrowed. Chinatown, according to the news from San Francisco, will never be per mitted to be re-established. The Chi nese who remain will be housed in an other part of the city. It will be well if the city authorities take care that the conditions of another Chinatown are not created. The one recently destroyed was made out of buildings which were originally fitted for the habitation of Caucasians. But the Chinese gradually converted brick and frame dwellings into beehivelike struc tures, full of winding passages, under ground rooms and dark holes where human beings lived and died without seeing the light of day. Here were the pestilent opium smoking dens which tourists were shown, and here the mis erable poor of the Chinese quarter dragged out an existence which would make hell a relief. Whatever Chinese remain in San Francisco should be compelled to live above ground. Pos sibly Wu Ting Fang and some of his fellow-official fakirs of the Chinese empire, might find in this another as sault upon China by the American government. But the distress of that worthy Chink could be borne in the interest of the health and morality of the new San Francisco. Mark Twain, who was present and assisting at the San Francisco earth quake of 186S, reports that it was an unpleasant occasion when a number of the best citizens, who were supposer to be totally opposed to the Sunday sa loon. were seen rushing out of bar rooms with biiiiard cues in their hands. This shows the mysterious power of earthquakes, a power that enables them to throw a leading citizen out of his bed, hurl him through the wall of a billiard room and cast him forth through the opposite wall, grasping a billiard cue. But it is not a power pe culiar to earthquakes. Cyclones have been known to do very similar things. The Carnegie hero commission is said to be embarrassed by a surplus, there being a dearth of subjects to re ward. Has the commission consid ered the case of the vice-president, who listens to all the senate debates, or to that urban gardener who goes to the same church with the neighbor who keeps hens? If there is any dearth it is a dearth of apprehension on the part of the commission. The Kansas City Star has it figured out that tariff on the steel which it will take to rebuild San Francisco will amount to more than all the contri butions made by the public. The steel trust has probably given to San Fran cisco one-half of one per cent of what it will get back. The rate bill debate meets too many misplaced switches and runs on to too many spur tracks. Dispatcher Tillman threatens to call off all other trafHc over the line in a valiant effort to get his train through before the icing charges absorb the value of the cargo. Senator La Follette does not count those three days wasted even if the senate did not listen. From Oconomo woc an dother five-syllable towns in Wisconsin orders for Little Bob's speech have been coming in like de mands for free seeds. Senator La Follette's great speech was unfortunately timed. No states man can talk against an earthquake and make much impression on the news service. Former Governor Odell, of New York, expresses his horror of political re formers, but thus far the reformers have been unable to couch what they think of Odell in language within the statute in such cases made and pro vided. Several newspapers came to the front with pictures of how San Fran cisco looked during the quake. There must be something like telepathic pho tography now in use in the best equip ped offices. An English chemist, having discover ed that sawdust is digestible, we may expect to find "Slab-o-see," "Bark of Pine," or "You-need-a Toothpick" among our table delicacies. Chairman Shonts found the condi tions on the isthmus so lovely that he might have stayed there had he not felt the duty of hurrying home to tell us how lovely they are. Next spring there is to be an exhi bition at Berne, Switzerland, at which 1,800 varieties of sausages will be dis played. What is this, a pure food show, or a bench show? AMUSEMENTS New Stock Company. Manager Catron, of the Keylor Grand, is to be congratulated upon having secured the People's Theater company for a stock season of three weeks, commencing Sunday night, and if merit counts for anything, this ster ling organization will certainly do a capacity business here. Sunday night the company will open with "The Par ish Priest," and will produce a new play each night during the engagement, together with an entire change of spec ialties. Each Friday night will be am ateur night and the company will give $10 to the best amateur. The prices for the stock season have been placed within the reach of all —ten, twenty and thirty cents. MANY RARE WILD BEASTS. Norris & Rowe Have Trained More Than Any Other Circus. Perhaps it is because Norris & Rowje started in the show business as train ers of native and wild animals that they have always paid unusual atten tion to their menageries; at any rate, since establishing a big circus they have increased their wild animal col lection each season until at the pres ent time their zoo is a permanent fea ture during the winter months at their quarters at Santa Cruz, Cal. Housed in a big building, well protected from draughts, the numerous wild animals are confined in big, roomy cages and the public of the Surf City crowd the zoo every day during the long winter. To them the zoo is of unfailing, absorb ing interest. This season the animal trainers have taken more of the ani mals under their care and have cere fully trained the dangerous beasts., The wonderfully intelligent elephants have all been taught new tricks; the odd-looking llamas go through all sorts of unbelievable antics; the camels, sea lions, dromedaries, bears, monkeys and chimpanzees are not so hard to train, once they understand what is required of them, but it took infinite patience and gentleness. Of course, the high bred horses, the dogs and ponies simply required time and patience to educate, but the pigs and pelicans were perverse and stupid, and it took them all winter to attain the high school education they now enjoy. This feature alone is well worth double the price of admission to the shows, but they will be given in conjunction with hundreds of other features when the new and greater Norris & Rowe circus exhibits at Walla Walla on Tuesday,. May 15. "There Will be Downs." The Elks' Picnic will certainly be IT. Those who chanced to be at the re hearsol of the Katzenjammer Picnic, last night, were convinced that it will be one of the best entertainments of the kind ever given in Walla "Walla. With the orchestrations, the solos and chorus are doubly pretty. The Elks are taking hold with a vim. which augurs success. Nothing will be lock ing in making the event a red-letter THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. day in the lives of those who attend. People who have the blues will have a chance to laugh themselves away. Mrs. George Malcolm as Sis Hopkins, will eclipse all her previous efforts. Bert Gregg as Mr. Katzenjammer will look and act the part of an eccentric citizen of the Vaterland, while Jake Kauffman as Mrs. Katzenjammer will make it hot for Fritz and Hans, besides causing endless merriment for the audience. Robert Lynch as Happy Hooligan, will be there with his tomato can, getting into oceans of trouble —but causing an abundance of fun for the audience. Sanderson —the policeman, will be right there to look after Hooligan and get him out of his troubles. GREAT ROADS OF ANTIQUITY rhe Mp»t Magnificent Were Those of the Mediaeval Peruviana. Perhaps the earliest road on record Is that mentioned by Herodotus as having been constructed by Cheops, the Egyptian king, in order that stones might be dragged along it for his pyra mid. In the opinion of the Greek trav eler. the work of making the road was as great as that of building the pyra mid, for it took ten years to construct, and it was composed of polished stones with figures can ed on them, but this does not compare in magnitude with the highways constructed by the Peru vians while mediaeval Europe was still in a state of sernibarbarous disorgani zation. The two principal roads in Peru ran from Quito in the north to Cuzco, the capital, the one along the sandy and level strip of coast, thte other along the plateau of the Andes, a region of un paralleled engineering difficulty. The length of the second has been estimated at from 1.500 to 2,000 miles. It crossed sierras buried in snow, bridged ravines with walls of solid masonry, mounted and descended precipices by staircases hewn In the solid rock and ran in In terminable galleries along the sides of intractable mountains. Where rivers had to be crossed bridges were made with ropes of stout, pliant osier twisted to the thickness of a man's body and stretched over the stream sometimes for a distance of 200 feet. These cables swung side by side, and, fastened with planks so as to form a footway, were drawn through holes In enormous buttresses of stone spe cially constructed on each bank and were secured firmly at each end to heavy beams of timber. A railing of similar osier material gave the pas senger confidence as he crossed the os cillating bridge that sank dangerously in the middle and mounted rapidly at the sides. The great highway was twenty feet wide and was built with flags of free stone covered with bituminous cement It was measured out by posts set up at every league. «Caravansaries and magazines were stationed at conven ient distances for the Peruvian soldiers on their military expeditious, and a regular postal service had been organ ized by which highly trained runners, relieved every five miles, could convey messages a distance of 200 miles in the twenty-four hours. The roads were kept in beautiful order, the inhabitants of a district being responsible for that portion of the highway which trav ersed their land. At the same time it should be remembered that there was no wheel traffic to cut up the level sur face of the hard pavement. There is considerable irony in the fact that it was not till the Spaniards forcibly in troduced their so called civilization into Peru that the famous roads be gan to fall into disrepair. — Londou Standard. How Turks Pray For the Infidels. The following is an exact translation from the Arabic of the official prayer of Islam, which Is used throughout Turkey and daily repeated in the Cairo Azhar university by 10,000 Mohamme dan students from all lands: "I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed. In the name of Allah the compassionate, the merciful! O Lord of all creatures! O Allah! Destroy the infidels and po4ytheists, thine enemies, the enemies of the religion! O Allah! Make their children orphans and defile their abodes, and cause their feet to slip, and give them and their families and their households and their women and their children and their relatives by marriage and their brothers and their friends and their possessions and their race and their wealth and their lands as booty to the moslems, O Lord of all creatures!" 11l all the other religions of even the semicivilized nations of the globe there can be no prayer found to parallel this cruel appeal of ldlam to the spirit of inhumanity. One of the most wonderful speci mens of vegetable life known to the botanist is the "life moss" of Jamaica, Barbados and other of the West In dian islands. Thwre are several spe cies of tropical plants which have re markable tenacity of life, but the "life moss" and the story of its vital ity are almost beyond belief, its pow ers to live under adverse circum stances being certainly beyond that of any other known plant. It appears to be absolutely Indestructible by any means except by Immersion In boiling water or the application of a redhot Iron to its roots and branching vines. It may be cut up and divided Into in finitesimal particles, and then the very smallest shred will throw out roots and soon grow and form new branches and buds. Specimens of this extraordinary plant have been suspended in the air in a dry, hot; room; they have been placed in close, air tight dark boxes, without moisture of any sort, and yet tb?v lived, srew and flniiri.sb«L A Wonderful Mom. ATTORNEYS ARE LOSER! Factory Inspection law a Saving in Litigatinn. VERY FEW MIME SUITS FILEO LABOR COMMISSIONER HUBBARD TELLS OF GOOD RESULTS FROM LEGISLATION. "One of the effects of the factory inspection law," says Charles Hubbard, state labor commissioner, "is a de crease in the number of damage suits. "An attorney who gets most of the damage suits in one county told me the other day that the factory inspec- I tion law must be working well, for he said he was now getting only about one-fourth the number of cases he got before the law was passed," is the way the Olympian puts it. The labor commissioner says a law is needed in this state to compel fac tories and mills to report accidents. Under present conditions not many of the accidents are reported. When the labor commissioner reads of an acci dent in the newspaper he sends out a blank and asks for a report, but not all accidents are reported in the newspa pers, and, anyhow, the labor commis sioner cannot be expected to read all the newspapers printed in the state. The decrease in the business of the attorneys owing to the enactment of the law was probably one of the un looked-for effects. HOSPITAL RELICS. 0«ld Thingi to Be Seen In a Great . London Establishment. If the reader can imagine the cure of j every erne of the 5,000,000 to 6,000,000! persons living in London of some ail-! ment or disease he holds in his mind's j eye a true picture of the vast work j done by Guy's hospital since its founda tion. The south sea bubble, like many j another financial catastrophe, ruined | thousands of citizens, but it enabled; Thomas Guy, who sold his Investments j in the stock to the great advantage of other people as well as himself to found the institution which bears hia j name and to restore to health (down to, the present time) over 6,000,000 human ! beings. Among the many curiosities exhibit-1 ed in the famous museum at Guy's is a large piece of cardboard bearing the remnants of thirty-five pocketknives, which were swallowed by an American sailor. His name was John Cummings, and he was admitted to the hospital in 1822. A small book, containing also the manuscript of the printed copy, narrates the particulars of this remark able case, and it may be perused by the privileged visitor to Guy's. It appears that Cummings during a j spree ashore challenged toe feats of a i conjuror who had made a pretense of! swallowing knives. Encouraged by his drunken comrades, the sailor actually swallowed an opened pocketknife, tc the amazement of the conjuror. Feel- [ ing no immediate pain, he put five other knives out of sight in the same way.! In two years' time he had, in the course of his drunken bouts, shown sufficient i bravado to enlarge his internal ar- j mory by twenty-nine additional knives.; When, after his foolishness had broughl j him to the hospital and subsequently ! to his grave, a postmortem examination j was made the thirty-five knives were removed from his stomach by the amaz ed surgeons. These interesting relics are exhibited among others in the surgical classroom, whither the students return from the dissecting room to correct their impres sions. Close by is another interesting object, a glass case containing a num ber of what appear to be illuminated parchments. The grewsome nature of these exhibits grows upon the visitor when he learns that they are simply patches of tattooed human skin pre served In spirits. The Inscription upon each enables one to trace the occupa tion and character of the unfortunate patient from whom it was taken. One was a colored sailor, a native of Afri ca. On some twelve square inches of his skin is worked an artistic representa tion of the most brilliant plumaged birds known In the tropics. Guy's anatomical wax models are said to be the finest in the world. One of these is extremely valuable, the hos pital authorities having refused the sum of £5,000 offered for it by a for eign medical celebrity. It is an ab solutely perfect model of the upper ex tremity of the body, showing every muscle, gland, vein, nerve and artery. It took Joseph Towne, a clever dem onstrator at Guy's, fully two years ttj make it, but with him in 1879 also died the secret of the process by which thf wonderful construction of the human body was reproduced in wax with such marvelous fidelity.—London Standard. There never was any party, faction, sect or cabal whatsoever in which the most Ignorant were not the most vio lent, for a bee Is not a busier animal •ban a blockhead.—Pope. KYGER'S THE DAYLIGHT STORE Phone 181 No. 3 East Main TENTH FRIDAY ECONOMY SALE OUR LIST FOR THIS WEEK CONTAINS SOME OF THE BEST BARGAINS YET QUOTED. THE GOODS ARE ALL NEW AND SEASONABLE. THE PRICES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. Muslin Underwear Our line of Muslin Underwear Is one of the best in style, and finish ever brought to Walla Walla. It is the "Pricilla." If you have never seen this line now is the time to get acquainted. All $4.00 Garments, Friday, only $3.00 All $3.00 Garments, Friday, only 52.25 All $2.50 Garments, Friday, only $1.97 All $1.75 Garments, Friday, only ...$1.30 All $1.50 Garments, Friday, only $1.15 All 85c Garments, Friday, only 65c All 65c Garments, Friday, only 50c LACES RIBBON In this lot we include over We have several hundred yards 1000 yards of Torchon, Dentilli, of satin and taffeta ribbon ln a " widths and colors, suitable for Val and American lace which, . , . , belts, collars and hair ribbons. sold up to your choice per The regu , ar prlc e is from 20c to yard at 5c 35c; Friday price only 15c Dress Goods Bargains We are going to give you just one last chance at the Dress Goods before the novelties are all gons. Our stock of Spring fabrics is not as complete as it has been, but you'll find some good things yet. All $1.50 goods, Friday, only |1.25 All $1.25 goods, Friday, only $1.00 All $1.00 goods, Friday, only 85c All 85c goods, Friday, only 70c All 75c goods, Friday, only 60c All 65c goods, Friday, only 50c THE — KEYLOR GRAND JOHN B. CATRON, Mgr. THREE WEEKS OF STOCK STARTING SUNDAY, MAY 6 The Peoples' Theatre Co., Sunday Night The Parish Priest New Play Each Night. High Class Vaudeville Between Acts. Ten Dollars Given to Amateurs Every Friday Night. SEATS NOW ON SALE. PRICES 10c 20c 30c Keylorltirand I Itheatre J. B. CATRON, Manager. MON. EVE, MAY 7 THE KATZENJAMMER PICNIC Directed by CLARA LOUISE THOMPSON AUSPICES OF THE ELKS' LODGE 70 PKOPLE 70 Specialties — Novel Dances — Grand Egyptian Ballet. Just a Big Bunch of Fun. Sure Cure for the Blues. The Statesman haa the news. Pianos to rent at all times, at Stan ley's Music House. THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1906 LADIES' HOME JOURNAL PATTERNS FOR MAY NOW IN Keylor Grand I Itheatke John B. Catron, Manager. Weak Commencing SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Oliver J. Eckhardt Presents Wednesday, May 2—Thursday, May 3 "UNDER OLD GLORY" Friday, May 4—Saturday, May 5 "AFTER THE BALL" - NEW SPECIALTIES EACH KI6RT - 10c - 20c - 30c NOTICE. When wanting hay, call up Pbon* 1372.