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FOR STUBBLEFIELD HOME HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL REPORT FAVORABLY ON REPRESEN TATIVE WEBER'S BILL. Provides for Exemption of Bequests and Devises When Made for Charitable Purposes. The committee on revenue and tax ation has votel for favorable consider ation of house bill No. 303, by Weber. This measure, however, was amended somewhat by the committee. The bill provides for the exemption of bequests and devises when made for charitable purposes from the payment of any sum under the inheritance tax law and remitting any such tax claimed to be due. The measure is designed for the particular benefit of the Stubblefleld home at Walla Walla. The house has passed the bill in troduced by Representative Weber authorizing cities and towns to con struct and maintain its own water works, systems of sewerage, lighting, heating, fuel and power plants. This bill is designed to especially benefit Walla Walla. STATE PREPARES FOR RETRIAL. Sheriff of Blue Earth Invades New Ulm With Subpenas for iWtnesses. NEW ULM, Minn., Feb. 24.—Ben nett Williams, sheriff of Blue Earth county, is in the city subpenoing wit nesses for the trial of Dr. G. R. Koch at Mankato. The witnesses are required to be present on April 22, but the court con venes to take up the case on the 19th. Alfred Vogel, whose lead pencil ad vertisement has figured so prominently in this case, says that he has dis posed of nearly the whole supply of pencils to persons who have written to him with requests for a pencil as a souvenir. Some of them enclose stamps 'to the amount of ten cents for each pencil, and some of them simply make the request with no money. He says that when he was at the lumbermen's convention, recently held in Minneapolis, the delegates besieged him to such an extent that he was glad to escape with a promise to send each of them one. Two prominent citizens of this place came to blows in one of the saloons here over an argument as to the guilt or innocence of Dr. Koch. They were separated and no arrests were made. Dr. Koch attended a surprise party at the home of a farmer living near this city on Saturday night and was received with cordiality, apparently enjoying the entertainment as well as any of those present. He will face the trial at Mankato with even more confidence in his acquittal, than he had at the trial in this city. The busi ness continues good and he is able only with difficulty to attend to all the patients who call upon him. "Papa," the beautiful girl said, as she brushed the thin locks fack from his temples. "I hope you'll never ask me to marry that stupid young Mr. Gimpswich that comes here oc casionally." "Why, bless my soul, Edith:" he ex claimed. "I've never thought of such a thing. But now that you have men tioned him, I'd like to know what's the matter with young Gimpswich. What is your objection to him"?" "Oh, nothing in particular. I just thought " "Look here, sis. You'll want to mar ry some day, and when you do I don't know any young fellow I'd rather have for a son-in-law. He's in ex cellent circumstances, comes of a good family, is perfectly steady, well ed ucated, no bad habits, fine looking chap—just the sort, I should think, that a girl would naturally take a fan cy to, and you might consider yourself lucky if you got him. What's the rea son that you can't endure the idea of marrying him?" "Well, because, I can't —not before next June, anyway." Skipping away from him, she opened the door and whispered to a young man in the hallway: "Come in, Alfred. It's all right!" Mrs. Hope—l was reading today that the leading alienists say idiots are much happier when working. Mrs. Darby—Hum-m-m. John says every time he goes to work the man looks at him suspiciously. Mrs. Hope, you have put an uncomfortable suspi cion into my head. I must ask John the very minute he comes home. (John enters.) Mrs. Darby—John, oh, John! Look at me and answer truly. Are you hap py when you are working? Are you? Are you? John —Not on your life! Mrs. Darby—Oh, I am so glad, so glad! t MADAM 3 _______ — —_———— > The Popular Ladies' & Good Stories By Standard Authors j» Filled With Up-to-Date Hints on Dress & The Latest in Fancy Work & Good Ideas for the House and Home We Have Already Placed it in Two Hundred Homes in Walla Walla GIVEN for ONE YEAR with Three Months' Paid Subscription to # The EVENING STATESMAN Sk_E OUR SOLICITOR OR PHONE OFFICE ■ Diplomacy. Knowledge Is Dangerous. THE EVENING STATESMAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1905. WILL REORGANIZE THE BAND LOCAL MUSICIANS AT WORK ON PLAN FOR FIRST CLASS ORGANIZATION. Will Give Series of Open Air Concerts in Court House Square During the Summer. The Walla Walla band, which dis banded some time ago, is to be re organized. A majority of the music ians who were members of the old or ganization are arranging for a meet ing in the near future at which time officers will be elected and a director chosen. About twenty of the local bandsmen have signed an agreement to become members of the new organi zation and a committee has been ap pointed to arrange for the first meet ing. The new band will take over all the property of the old one and as soon as a room can be secured weekly rehearsals will be given. It is under stood that Professor George Herbert, at present the leader of the LaVern theater orchestra, who is also an ex perienced, bandsman, will take charge of the organization. "Walla Walla is too large a city to be without a good band," said one of the musicians who is interested in the movement, "and if the people will show their appreciation of the local musicians it will only be a short time until we will have a band that will compare favorably with any in the Northwest. If we receive proper en couragement weekly concerts will; be given in the court house square dur ing the summer months." TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails ta cure. E. W. Grove's signa ture is on each box. 25c. TO PRESERVE TIMBER LAND. Drastic Measures Are Introduced In the House. OLYMPIA, Feb. 24—Several drastic land bills have been introduced in the house which are asserted to have the object of preserving the state's timber lands and to offset the influence of the many bills recently presented, said to be in the interests of the lumber interests, and providing for the sale of tracts of the state's timber. The measure fathered by Represen tative Crane, of Spokane, would with draw from sale or lease ail state lands on which there are 200,000 feet on each forty acres, this to obtain for ten years. An extreme penalty is pro vided for the violation of this act, for it is made a felony. The punishment provided is imprisonment in the pen itentiary of from one to five years. Three b''ls have been introduced by Representative Roth. of Whatcom, which are along the same lines. In one of these measures the author pro vides for the appointment by the gov ernor of three "suitable persons" whose duty it shall be to investigate the lands of the state. They are to recommend to the next legislature the best means of disposing of the prop erty. In the other two bills Roth calls for the suspension of the present laws permitting the lease or sale of timber, school tide or oyster lands and harbor areas, the same to be for a period of two years. Roth carries the opinion that the state is being robbed of its land heritage by the existing laws, and he believes that his bills will put an end to this looting. No Hunting Holy Land. The late Bishop Beckwith of Georgia was fond of his gun, and spent much of his time hunting. One day the bishop was out with his dog and gun. and met a member of his parish whom he reproved for his inattention to his religious duties. "You should attend church and read your Bible," said the bishop. "I do read my Bible, bishop." was the answer, "and I don't find any men tion of the apostles going a-shooting." "No," replied the bishop, "the shoot ing was very bad in Palestine, so they went fishing instead." Music In the Air. Yeast —Did you ever see one of those musical rocking chairs? Crimsonbeak —Did I? Well, I guess I did! I used to own one. "You did?" "I certainly did." "How did you like it?" "Like it? Say, the first night after I bought it I went home and fell over it in the dark; took all the skin off my shins, nearly broke my nose, put one eye out of business, and when I picked myself up, blow me if the pesky thing wasn't playing 'Home, Sweet Home.' " Do not miss the illustrated lecture on Yellowstone Park at Presbyterian Church Friday evening, February 24. Admittance —Adults, 35c; students, 25c; children, 15c. SENATE PASSES JONES BILL STATE OF WASHINGTON WILL NOW HAVE TWO FEDERAL COURT DISTRICTS. Contest for Judge Has Been Renewed With Increased Vigor—Brents' Friends Confident. The United States senate yesterday passed tbe Jones bill dividing the state of Washington into two federal court districts. All that is needed now to make the act effective is the signature of President Roosevelt. It is expected that the struggle for the positions created will be renewed with increased vigor. While it is generally understood that Edward Whitson of North Yakima stands the best show for the position of federal judge, the friends of Judge Brents have rTot given up hope of landing the position for him. It is not believed by the politicians that the other candidates for the place are In the race at all. and the contest has narrowed down between Judge Brents and Mr. Whitson. The Adams county attorneys have endorsed Judge Sulli van of Spokane, formerly superior judge of Whitman county, and the politicians of Columbia county are working for judge C. F. Miller of Day ton. The fight for United States attor ney is between Samuel and Joseph Lindsley of Spokane. Stern has reecived the endorsement of the Spokane bar for the place, but the friends of Lindsley have not given up the fight for their man. It appears to be certain that W. H. Hare of Eliensburg will be appointed clerk: that George Baker of Golden dale will be named as United States marshal of the new district, and that Charley Hopkins, who is now holding the position. wil! be continued as marshal of the old district, but will have to change his residence to the Sound. MODERN CITIZENSHIP. (Contributed.) The citizen who lives in the past would be more at home in the city of the dead. The citizen who operates on broad lines—one who pushes ahead himself and helps others us along withal/ is a citizen of value to my comma*/ The citizen who finds himself mx hollow legs and who think; |( - cessary to consume about $2 wortt boosology each day must h. « ° f ' n ßUty,t as one first-class unfortunate. s u , ' one's influence in the eommui Ity ta J tally bad. The man who drii ks thinks and talks in moderation k*l ways the one best oft. The citizen who acts with the ti m „ can generally be counted upo n lo * up with the times. It takes money to make money, Th citizen who has contracted the habit of squeezing a nickel until its ,ir cumference measures an Inch can o*h hope for small results. Since th* world began it is a case of "notltf* ventured nothing won." On general principles, if for noth. ing else, the weil balanced cttfaj. lets loose occasionally. And he makes no mistake: for it does no one any good to have the reputation of being a natural born grabber. The citizen who is always borrowing trouble should arrange for a sojourn in a health sanitarium. In live cen ters chronic kickers are now voted a pest. Only those who have to, tolerate them. The citizen who sits still and waits for things to come his way is wise when he arranges for a good long wait. "Don't wait, but work." is the motu that commands success in this day. The citizen who can produce a clean bill of lading as far as his charac ter is concerned has many advantages over the man who can't. Man with out character is a destructionist. When in doubt the ordinary citizen makes the best move when he starts for home. Knowledge owes a debt to ignorance: strength to weakness: wealth to pov erty. Every citizen ought to rem***! himself of this fact occasionally. r The citizen who minds his own busi ness and gives others a chance to mind theirs is always entitled to a place in class A. When selfishness and greed takes possession of a citizen he and his are on the toboggan slide of oblivion. Lit tle happiness can he expect. Hisworll is too small. The only thing that wil! help him is to give some thought of others besides himself and his own. Orchestra music for dances, recep tions, etc. Phone Main 1572. Richard Truant Pruning trees, digging wells; alss repairing cisterns. J. A. S.. 359, corner Chestnut and Sprague.