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For Men < Never before have we had such a complete assortment of styles 4 and patterns as we are showing this season. And, realizing that i every man wants a NATTY Suit for Easter, we have decided 1 to give you an opportunity of purchasing one at the following i low prices, viz: < For One Week \ We place on sale 1 Fifty Suits comprising all the latest Spring and Summer styles, for < $14-65 j < These Suits are worth up to $18.50, and we believe they are the greatest values ever offered at this price. We can give you < any style desired. We refer you to our big show window for < styles and patterns. < THE < CHICAGO gTORE I I DRUMHELLER COMPANY E3j • ..... j c -i Corner Second and a • Walla Walla's Largest Hardware and Furniture House. Aider streets § : , • ! MOWING MACHINES s • TheWorl(|,sGreatestL ' nes s • / y° u are * n a mower ' not t 1 jjfflaffi^*' forget to come and see us. We have, • S , - without doubt, the best lines of cutting $ • Jf machinery to be found on the market, f i More tl ™. tw °- thids ° f all the cuttin £ * • - machinery in use in the United States is J • represented in this house. The machines # • " " , : ' '^^^^^^^"' r s that we represent are the latest improve- • • '* ments, adapted to cutting either heavy or # • fine grass. f( The weight of these machines is so apportioned that they never buck or • % clog. <J More than five-sixths of the mowers sold in the Yakima valley last year were # •of these makes. But we do not need to . # S go so far from home to find their friends, • • for every user of one of them is pleased * • with it and would have no other. Ask HJaßlf • I your neighbor about them. If he uses any gB \ LJKHSI ■ c other make, ask him what his repairs cost. • • Then see what your neighbor who uses a 0 • McCormickor Deering machine pays tor • • his repairs. They are the best while S 9 new and after they are old. 2 • ||d#ii >#######•••••••••••*•* ©•••••••••••••••••••••• THE EVENING STATESMAN SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1905. ♦ • I Goat and Gavel: • ♦ The most important event of the week in lodge circles was the "Open House" which was kept Wednesday evening by the members of Enterprise Lodge, No. 2, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A committee had pre pared an exceptionally fine program of musical literary numbers which was rendered in a faultless manner dur ing the evening. At the close of the exercises the Odd Fellows and their families repaired to the banquet room where they were served with a dainty repast. A. C. Moore presided over the board in an acceptable manner and short addresses were made by S. F. Henderson, President S. B. L. Pen rose, Rev. H. K. Fowler, Mrs. John Munson and Mrs. Lydia Goodell. About two hundred persons were pres ent. Last night the members of Bee Hive Rebekah Lodge, No. 70, entertained a large number of friends. The even ing's festivities consisted of dancing and progressive whist, followed by a luncheon. Next Monday night Trinity Lodge, No. 121, will hold a "Roll Call" meeting. An elaborate program of musical and literary numbers has been arranged to be followed by a banquet. Invitations have been issued to the members of the other lodges and a large attend ance is expected. Thursday night Washington Lodge, No. 19, conferred the intiiatory degree on several candidates. The work of the degree team was good and the large attendance of members enpo/ed j the ceremonies. The first degree will be put on next Thursday night. Modern Woodmen of America. Deputy Head Consul Vanßuskirk, of North Yakima, who has been in Walla Walla several weeks working in the interest of the order, has succeeded in securing a sufficient number of per sons to organize a camp of the order at College Place. An application for a charter has been made and as soon as it is received the new camp will be instituted. The work of getting the new camp started off in the right way will be performed by the members of Mountain View camp, No. 5096 of Wal. la Walla. Woodmen of the World. At the last meeting of the Uniform Rank of the Woodmen of the World. James Brown was elected captain to fill the vacancy occasioned by the res ignation of Captain P. P. LeFrancis. The company also elected Colonel A. C. Mason to represent it at the meet ing of the head camp at Los Angeles. At the next meeting of Walla Walla Camp, No. 96, to be held Thursday night, one candidate will be instructed in the use of the axe. The local camp. Woodmen of World, held an enjoyable dance Thursday night. There was a large attendance, and a good time was reported by those who were present. Improved Redmen. Wednesday evening four warriors were exalted to the rank of chief by Walla Walla Tribe No. 23. Improved Order of Redmen. The work of the degree team was up to the standard and the ceremonies were witnessed by large numbers of braves. Fraternal Order of Eagles. Tuesday night the members of Walla Walla Aerie, No. 27, Fraternal Order of Eagles, gave one candidate the first lesson in the art of flying. Next Tuesday night several more can didates will be received, and the week following a large class will be initiated. On the night of May 2, there will be a banquet and smoker. Masonic Fraternity. Monday evening Walla Walia Lodge, No. 7, Free and Accepted Masons, held an interesting session, at which time two candidates were advanced to mas ter masons. A banquet followed the ceremony. Wednesday evening. Walla Walla Chapter, No. 1, Royal Arch Masons, gave the Royal Arch degree to three candidates. When the work was con cluded the members of the chapter adjourned to the Restaurant Francais, where a sumptous banquet was en joyed. Knights of Pythias. Columbia Lodge, No. 8, Knights of Pythias, will hold a regular convention when two Esquires will be given the rank of Knight. Grand Keeper of Records and Seals A. Beamer, who has held the position for several years, has sent out an of ficial letter to the various lodges in the domain announcing that owing to the duty that he is called upon to perform as superintendent of the Northern Pacific Railway company, it will be impossible for him to further fill the office in the grand lodge. An effort will be made to induce Robert G. Parks of Walla Walla, to become a candidate for the office. Mr. Parks is one of the veteran Pythians of the state, and if he decides to enter the race will have a strong following among the Pythians of Eastern Wash ington. Rathbone Sisters. Tuesday night at the regular meet ing of Mistletoe Temple, No. 23, Rath bone Sisters, Mrs. Anna Clement was elected to represent the lodge at the meeting of the grand temple, which will be held in Bellingham at the same time of the annual session of the grand lodge Knights of Pythias. Degree of Honor. At the annual meeting of the grand lodge of the Degree of Honor held in Tacoma this week. Mrs. Mary O. Hodges, of Walla Walla, was elected grand outside watchman. Mephisto in Kokomo Francis Wilson was turning over one of his beautifully bound manuscript volumes of anecdotes of the stage. Suddenly, he laughed. "Did you ever *cc Mephistopheles played by a fat man." he said. "No?" Well, I on?e knew a fat man who play ed Mephistopheles, and he played It well; only, now and then, he would have a mishap; for a great weight and bulk are impediments on the stage. "Once in an Indiana town —in the town, I think, of Kokomo —my fat friend played Mephistopheles. The op era house of Kokomo was little. The stage was small. My friend, the day of his arrival, rehearsed hastily. That night he appeared for the first time. "And everything went well, the ap plause was enthusiastic, till the middle of the third act, when it was necessary for our crimson robed and fat Meph istopheles to descend through a trap into the infernal regions. At the prop er moment he leaped skilfully into this trap, but, instead of disappearing at once, only his legs disappeared. •Mephistopheles was too fat for the trap. He stuck in it half way. He wiggled and twisted, and he exhaled his breath, trying to make his stom ach small enough to pass through. But in vain. "The audience, interested, amazed, perplexed, watched. And in the tense silence, the pants and low grunts of the struggling Mephisto could be plain ly heard. "Then, from the gallery, a voice cried: •• Thank heaven; the place is full.' " Mrs. Rounds, a daughter of Mrs. B. F. Shonkwiler, is expected to arrive j in Walla Walla April 25 to visit her, mother and other relatives. This will ; be the first time that she has visited j her mother in seventeen years. Salmon Trout at Peoples' Cash Mar ket. Telephone Main 92. j PAGE ELEVEN 1 CHICAGO FIRM WILL BID ASK CITY SURVEYOR FOR SPECI FICATIONS ON PROPOSED PAVING IN THIS CITY. Will Make Effort to Get Contract for Laying Asphalt Pavement in Walla Walla. It is very evident that the Barber Asphalt company of Seattle will have competition when the bids for paving the new improvement districts in Wal la are opened. It is understood that the new asphalt company recently or ganized in Tacoma will be on the ground with a bid for doing the work. Now comes an asphalt company from Chicago asking for copies of the plans and specifications and the maps of the proposed districts. Yesterday City- Surveyor Wiison mailed to the Chicago company all the maps of the streets that are to be improved together with copies of the general specifications and the plans and specifications of the re quirements for the use of asphalt. With several bids on asphalt, War ren's bithulithic, bituminous macadam and vitrified brick, it looks as though there would be considerable competi tion by those desiring to get the con ! tracts. WORKS AT THE WASHTUB For Funds to Prosecute Her Case for a Million Dollars. DES MOINES, lowa, April 15.—Mrs. J. J. Sehuler, a washerwoman, claims over $1,000,000 of the estate of the late William Rice of New York. Rice was murdered by his attorney, Patrick, who is now serving a term in Sing Sing for the crime. There are few claimants to the estate, which com prises $,000,000 in moneys, credits, and New York and Texas lands. Peter Rice, a pioneer Pennsylva nian, was the father of William Rice, and Mrs. Sehuler. The elder Rice was never wealthy. After marriage Miss Rice moved with Schiller, her husband, to lowa, and the couple did not hear of their relatives. When the Patrick murder trial was on in New York city she read reports in the papers. The trial had passed before she thought jof associating William Rice with her | self. It was Dot until Mrs. Patrick, wife lof Patrick, the murderer, and two law } yers visited Dcs Moines several months ago, that Mrs. Schuler's mind was opened to the fact that she might eb an he'ress..* She employed a firm ot attorneys and now claims to the estate are in shape to forward to New York. The Sehulers reside in a suburb of Dcs Moines. Mr. Sehuler is aged and infirm. His wife at the age of 81 takes in washing for a living. She has earned money to pay for prosecuting her search through family records by taking in washings by day and sewing by night. She is one of the most re markable octogenarians in Dcs Moines. A Malapropism. J. M. Carrere, an architect of Xew York, was talking about mapapropisms the other day at luncheon. "Once," he said, "I went into the country to look at an opera house that was to be enlarged and altered. "The owner of the place stood on the stage, and I walked about the auditor ium. We talked in loud tones, but though I was only half way back, I could hardly hear the man. " 'The acoustics are bad here. Let's go outside,' I shouted finally. " What?" said the owner. " The acoustics,' I repeated, 'are bad.' " The acoustics?' " Yes.' " Well, what about them?' " I say the acoustics are bad.' "'lndeed? I don't smell anything,' said the owner, 'sniffing about.' " A Flimflam. Senator Depaw was explaining to a clergyman the slang term, "to flim flam." "To flimflam," he said, ' is to confuse a man's mind to such a degree that he actually consents to, and concurs in. his own cheating. Now, permit me to give you an illustration. "A boy goes to a grocer and asks for a pint of molasses. "The grocer draws the molasses in a pint measure, pours it into the pitcher, and hands it to the boy. "But the boy, looking at the meas ure, exclaims: •• See here: you haven't given me all my molasses. There's some still stick ing to the bottom of the measure.' " Oh, that's all right, sonny,' says the grocer easily. 'There was some in the measure before.' "Thereupon the boy goes off con tent." But for a real good meal go to Ol son's.