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WASHINGTON, OREGON AND IDAHO IS OUT OF POLITICS, HE SAYS Millionaire Sweeney Declares That He Will Not Seek the Job of Senator. SEATTLE. Wash., May 21—Charles Sweeney, the millionaire mining man of Spokane, and late candidate for the United States senate, arrived in the city last night, accompanied by his wife, and is at the Butler hotel. When seen by a reporter of the Post-Intelli gencer, Mr. Sweeney stated that he was taking no interest in Washington poli tics, and in response to a question de clared emphatically that he had no in tention of again entering the senatorial race. "I have been out of the race for the past five months," said Mr. Sweeney, "and am simply here on a little pleas ure trip. So far as I know there is nothing new politically in Spokane oounty. In fact, I am not interested in Washington politics and have paid but little attention to these affairs. "I expect to be in Seattle for sev eral days before returning to Spokane, visiting friends and looking over the city. I have been out of the state so long that I want to get acquainted again, and as Seattle is the prinsipal place in Washington I will visit here first." When asked if he had read the open letter addressed to Senator Ankeny by Eugene Lorton, Mr. Sweeney said that he had. but disavowed any interest in the statement and declined to discuss it First Bank of Pasco. PASCO. May 21. —A bank, to be known as the First Bank of Pasco, will open for business within thirty days, the institution to be established by R. H. Russell, of Genesee, Idaho* who will be its president. The bank will be in corporated with a capital of $25,000. Local business men are to be interested as stockholders and directors. Robert Gerry, a leading merchant of Pasco, will be vice-president. Who will be cashier has not been determined. WE BUY THE RAW PAPER We Make It Into The Finished Book It takes up-to-date machinery to do up-to-date work —we have the machinery. It takes, up-to-date workmen to operate up-to-date machinery—we have the workmen. Special loose leaf Ledgers, special flat opening solid leaf Ledgers. Any kind of a book with any kind of cover from the cheap canvas to the best of calf or morocco. Our work is as good as the best, and the best is none too good.- Our prices are as low as paid for inferior work. We can do the work; we need the patronage. Small jobs get the same careful attention as large ones. s* S* S» St St St We Rule; We Print; We Bind =« STATESMAN COMPANY =5 DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS RESIGNED E. E. Cushman Leaves His Position at Tacoma —The Office May Be Special District Attorney E. E. Cushman has notified the government that he has resigned his position, and will step out of office July 1. The office which he held was created when he was appointed about a year ago, and it is probable, so he says, that with his resignation it will cease to exist. Mr. Cushman is a brother of Congressman Francis W. Cushman, and for a number of years has been assistant attorney of the district of Washington. More than a year ago the business of the San Francisco district got so far be hind that, with the incoming of a new district attorney, it was to turn over all the old business, consisting of a number of Alaskan, Idaho, Montana and Hawiian cases, to a special dis trict attorney. Mr. Cushman was given the appointment. Within a few weeks he will have cleaned up all this busi ness, says the Post-Intelligencer. During the past winter and last fall Mr. Cushman made a big stake In real estate transactions, his profits being estimated at over $100,000. The man agement of his investments will take up much of his time in the future. Weston News Items. Leader: Caution's get raised by Weston horse fanciers are in demand. Tim Mcßride recently sold his big sorrel Caution mare to Dan Drumheller, of Spokane, for $275. and refused an offer of $400 for another made by George Drumheller, of Walla Walla, Both mares are five years old. San Banister sold a Caution mare for $300 and a Caution horse for $175, the pur chasers being Dan Drumheller. of Spo kane, and Tom Drumheller, of Walla Walla. A "clean-up" of wheat at Weston. Downing and Blue Mountain stations has occurred within the last few days at 60 cents per bushel, net to the grow er. The following sales were made to Abolished. Kerr-Gifford Co.'s agent: Wm. Mc- Kenzie, 570 sacks; Peter Geiss, 800 sacks; Price Bros., 300 sacks; A. B. Woods, 75 sacks. These were scatter ing lots left over from last fall. Edward L. Withers, rural mail car rier on route No. 1 out of Weston, had trouble with his horse on the Dry creek road Monday and was thrown and dragged some distance before he could release himself. He had a very dangerous experience, and thought for a time that he was sure to furnish a job for the undertaker. It is expected that the Blue Mountain sawmill, twelve miles east of Weston, formerly the Fletcher mill, will com mence work next week under the direc tion of Jacob Proebstel as manager. An output of about 25,000 feet daily is planned. WALK MORE CIRCUMSPECTLY. Otherwise Angry Husband Has Perfect Right to Use Fists. SEATTLE, Wash., May 21—Justice of the Peace Gordon, Saturday, render ed a decision which in effect is cal culated to lessen .the habit some men have of walking or talking with other men's wives. An angry husband's as sault on the man who is in the com pany of the aggrieved man's wife is not such a breaking of the peace, ap parently, as to call for the balm of a heavy fine. The court discharged Frank Marshal, a Skagit county rancher, charged with assault and battery an Vincent Ignas iak, a bartender for Tony Simich. The case was the outcome of a suit in the superior court in which Marshal de manded damages of Simich for alienat ing his wife's affections. Marshal got a default judgment for $7,500. The sa loon keeper's name has figured in other cases in which other men's wives have been involved. Tony had been a wit ness in the suit for damages and was used by Simich to make appointments with Mrs. Marshal. He was on his way to the prosecuting attorney's office, accompanied by Mrs. Marshal, to apply for a warrant for Marshal's arrest on a peace complaint, evidently fearing bodily injury, when Marshal met them and knocked the bartender down. Plan Big Military Camp. VANCOUVER, May 21.—The mili tary reservation here will be the ren dezvous for between 10.000 and 15,000 soldiers in July next. These will con sist of more than 5,000 regulars from the department of the Columbia, large ly, and the national guards from the THE EVENING STATESMAN, WALLA WALLA. WASHINGTON. Pacific coast states.* On July 15 will begin the march ov erland of 200 miles to Americap lake, which it is expected will take ten days. Here the force will go into camp and will remain until the first week in Oc tober, when they will break camp and march back to Vancouver, being due here' October 15. At American lake grand military maneuvers will be carried on. This is part of a plan which includes all the national guards in the United States. The country is divided into districts and at some central point in each dis trict the national guards and a part of the regular army in the district assem ble and gain actual experience in mili tary tactics on a large scale. Sacks Sell at Ten Cents Each. HARRINGTON, Wash., May 21.— Farmers generally are complaining bit terly about the exorbitant prices at, which the season opens for grain sacks throughout this section. Eight cents each in large quantities has been the highest price charged for sacks in this section for a number of years, and even this- the farmers thought very high, bpt this year the mdrket opens at ten cents per sack In the bale, the highest price ever known since the Big Bend has been a wheat producing country. KAHLOTUS HAS A FIRE. McKinney Hotel Goes Up in Smoke During Wind Storm. KAHLOTUS, Wash., May 21.—The McKinney hotel, owned and operated by A. E. West, was burned to the ground, together with its contents, Friday afternoon between 1 and 2 o'clock. A strong wind was blowing from the west at the time, and within twenty-five minutes after the fire broke out the building was a heap of ashes. The origin of the "fire Is unknown, as the flre was first seen to break out In a part of the building where no fires were kept. Many of the boarders suffered the loss of their personal ef fects, among whom, probably, R. H. Bowers is the heaviest loser. Will Build Boulevard. The Improvement club at Its regular session Tuesday evening discussed at some length the proposed new boule vard from Dayton to this city. The Dayton Commercial club has taken this matter up, and the Improvement club is anxious to assist in getting this road as far as the Columbia county line. A committee composed of J. B. Caldwell, R. M. Breeze and E. M. Denton was appointed to confer with interested property owners and with the Dayton club. J. W. Morgan brought up the matter of suitable club rooms for this city and at the next meeting of the club this subject will be the topic for discus sion. All the business men and the poung men are expected to be present next Tuesday evening to discuss this sub ject and see if some plan cannot be devised whereby Waitsburg can secure modern club rooms.—Waitsburg Times. Just Keep Your Coupons Coming. Bring your coupons up to the first of June. We will accept at first value the word-guessing coupons, and our acceptance is a bona fide discount from actual values. Our catalogue with retail prices right out to meet the severest competitors the west could produce is your guarantee of value. WISE PIANO HOUSE. F. O. Eagles, Attention. All members of Walla Walla Aerie No. 26 are requested to be present at our regular meeting Tuesday, May 22. There will be ,a general roll call, and business of Importance will be put be fore the aerie. W. W. THORNE, W. P. L. C. GOODWIN, Worthy Rec'd Sec'y. WAN TED. Wanted—A boy with a horse, to car ry newspaper route. Call at this office NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Having sold on the Ist of May my grocery business at 202 E. Main street to Malcolm McLean Grocery company, it is obligatory on me to wind up my affairs In connection with my former business just as soon as it Is possi ble to do so. Those owing me will kindly call and pay the same at my office at 202 E. Main street; those having accounts against me will oblige by forwarding same to me at their earliest convenience. I also take this oportunity to thank my patrons for their many favors in the past, all of which have been greatly appreciated. C. H. CUMMINGS. Walla Walla, Wash, May 16, 1906. Creation of Charles Dickens. CHICAGO, 111.. May 21.—That Charles Dickens, the great English nov elist, furnished the slang phrase "twen ty-three for you," is the latest theory advanced as to tts origin. It is Quite Why be Robbed! Although many of the well-to-do farmers around here may not now it, it is a fact that many outside firms are sending combine harvester hitches here and representing them as equalizers and charg ing exorbitant prices for them, when in comparison with the hitch invented and patented by J. J. Wintgen and manufactured by the Pendleton Iron Works, they compare about as favorable as a pair of stretchers would with a pair of doubletrees. We have a capital of $20,000 and will guarantee each and every hitch made by us, to be an equalizer in every sense of the word, and as to people being afraid to buy one from fear of its being an in fringement, such as competitors claim, we will cheerfully back every man who buys one from us and gets into trouble over it. The Wintgen Equalizer reduces the number of horses used, be cause it makes all pull together and no power is lost, nor can any horse shirk or hold back, as the leaders set the pace and oach of the following horses must do Its work. Why be robbed by paying such high prices as these outsiders charge you, when we can sell you one for 40 per cent less than their vric*. For Instance, they will charge you $250 for a 32-horse hitch, while our prices are as follows: 32 Horse Hitch .. |IJO 28 Horse Hitch 1.55 26 Horse Hitch 1.45 20 Horse Hitch 110.00 16 Horse Hitch 90.00 You can readily see that we will save you from 25 10 40 per cent on each hitch purchased, besides, you are patronizing home Industry and we are always here to back each purchase. Pendleton Iron Works Representative A. F. May at Palace Hotel possible that the expression was origi nally drawn from a sentence In the closing chapter of Dickens'' "A Tale of Two Cities." The last scene In the chapter depicts the execution of Sydney Corten, the hero of the story. As the line of those condemned to die advances slowly toward the guillo tine, the knitting women keenly inter ested In the executions count the vie- MONDAY, MAY 21, I** Tims stricken by the fatal blade. Car- ten, the twenty-third person In line, steps upon the guillotine platform. Then, to Dickens: "The murmur of many voices, the upturning of many faces, the pressing on of many footsteps in the outskirts of the crowd, so that It swells forward In a mass like one great heave of water, all flashes away, twenty-three."