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FIFTEEN REASONS WHY YOU
SHOULD STOP AT THE
1st It la the best hotel on the
2d It costs no more than poorer
hotels, as shown by ratos below.
3d New hotel, new furniture.
4th Excellent service
6th Tho Washington, whllo Tig...
In tho centor of tho city, la on an oio
vntlon of 200 foot, which lifts you
abovo tho noise, dust and smoko of
the street hotels.
6th The hotel la situated In the
conter of i acres of beautiful
grounds, with thousands of roses and
othor fragrant flowers to boautlfy tho
7th Eight hundred feet of wldo vor
nndas surround tho hotel, giving to
tho guest opportunities for rest and
promonado not found olsowhoro.
8th Tho vlow from thoso spacious
verandas cannot bo described. Motin
tains, lakes, tho Sound and tho city
Itself form ono magnificent panorama
not found nnywhoro clso on earth.
9th Tho hotel lobby, parlors, Turk
ish room, etc., are exquisite, and form
a continuation of comfort and luxury
not often found In hotels.
10th A Dutch grill has recently
beon added, whero Borvlco. may bo
had nt nil hours,
11th Tho dining room cannot bo
excellod. Dreakfast and lunch, nro
served a la carto, at most reasonable
prices, and a tablo d' hoto dinner for
11.00 Is pronounced by nil to be abovo
12th Rates Extremely reasonable
Room, without bath, $1.00 per day
Room, with bath, $2.00 per day and
'Bus sorvlco to nnd from all trains
and boats, 25 cents.
Trunks, each way, 25 cents.
Carriage fnro (private), GO cents.
Special rates mado to parties for
ono month or moro.
13th Doing above tho street and
away from tho notso, you will enjoy
n night's rest bettor nt tho Washing,
ton than any other hotel In tho city.
14th do to tho Washington and If
you aro not satisfied that It surpasses
all other hotolo on tho Pacific Coast
for excellent scrvlco nnd reasonable
prices, your bill will bo nothing.
ICth Do not bo docotvod by believ
ing that come othor hotel In tho city
Ib as good as tho Washington,, for such
lu not tho cnao, Tho Washington
stands nlono ob tho most charming
and attractive hotel wost of Now
The following people .h'avo stopped
nt tho Washington during tho past
year 1 nd have given unntl'.ited praise
and declared that In many respects it
excels any other hotel on the conti
President Theodoro Roosevolt. Win,
H. Moody, Secretary of the Navy;
Gov. Odell, of Now York; Baron
Rothschild, Mr. Smith, of the DoBoers
Diamond Mines, South Africa; Hop,
Cornelius N, Bliss, Ex-Socrctnry of
Interior; Hon. C. S. Mellon, President
N. Y. & If. R. Ry.; Mrs. J- J. Hill,
Louis Hill and J. N. Hill, of tho Great
Northern Ry.; Hon. Howard Elliott
President N. P. Ry.; Adollna Pattl. E.
II. Sothorn, Gov. Brady, of Alaska;
Mmo. Nordtca, Maud Adnms, Nnt
Goodwin, Mrs. Flsko. nil Raymond &
Whltcomb totirlBtH, Rlchnrd Mansfield
nnd other celebrities of tho commer
cial and professional world.
Don't fall to ask for tho Helena
boor, mado by Keslor Browing Co.,
Holona, Mont. It lins no oqtutl,
CHEAP SUNDAY RATES.
Betwcon Portland nnd Wlllnmetto
Vnlloy points. Low round-trip rates
huvo been plnccd In effect between
Portlond and Wlllamctto Vnlloy
points In cither direction. TIckots
will bo sold Saturdays and SundnyR
nnd limited to return on or before tho
following Monday. Call on Southern
Pacific Company's agent for partic
ulars. IP YOU ARE NOT PARTICULAR
don't travel over tho Illinois Central,
as nny old road will do you nnd wo
don't want your patronngo; but If you
aro particular and want tho best nnd
mean to havo It, ask the ticket agent
to route you via tho Illinois Contral,
tho road that rutin through solid ves
tlbulo trains between St. Paul, Oma
ha, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and
No additional chargo Ib mado for a
seat In our reclining chair cars which
nro fitted with lavatories and smoking
rooms, and havo a porter In attend
ance Rates via tho Illinois Central arc
the lowest and wo will bo glad to
quoto them in connection with any
B. H. TRUMBULL,
Commerclnl Agent, 142 Third Streot,
J. C. LINDSEY,
T. F. nnd P. A., U2 Third Street,
PAUL B. THOMPSON.
Frt. and Pass. Agent, Colman Bldg.,
, Seattle. Wash.
In tho Circuit Court of tho State of
Oregon for Multnomah County,
Edward Schraeer, Plaintiff,
Maud Schmeer, Defendant.
To Maud Schmeor, tho abovo nnmed
In tho name of the Stato of Oregon;
You nro hereby required to appear
and answer tho cpmnlalnt filed against
you in tho abovo entitled Court and
suit within bIx weeks from tho data of
tho first publication of this summons,
and If you fall to so appear and answer
said complain tho abovo nnmed
plaintiff will apply to tho Court for
the relief demanded therein, to-wlt:
For a decree forever dissolving tho
bonds of matrimony now existing be
tween said plaintiff and you. This
summons is published in pursuance of
an order of Hon. M. C. Georgo. Judge
of said Court, mado on tho 17th of
November, 1904. The time prescribed
In said order for the publication of
this summons is six consecutive
weeks, and the date of tho first pub
lication thereof is the 10th day of No
CHAS. F, LORD,
Attorney for Plaintiff.
NEWS OFIHE WEEK
In a CondtMtd Form for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Uaaa Important but
Not Leas, Interesting Events
of the PastftrVook.
A tiavnl battlo In the Indian ocean Is
The miners' Htrikcft In Germany la
A bill will bo introduced In the Hon
ate to restore tho nrinyu'antecn.
Tho Colorado leglslaturo lias expelled
tu Hcnatora in connection with the
election frauds. fc
Russia' linn cntcmlm protest to tho
powern, claiming that 'Japan Is organ
izing Chinese troops against her.
Oynma has received a largo number
of reinforcements and'Kuropatkln will
make a supremo effort to crush him
bctoro moro arrive
Appropriations, though small, will
bo maed for tho Columbia jetty nnd
channel, and Fulton , has joined in tho
fight for tho Colllo canal.
Two Banta Fe trains collided head on
near Las Vegas, New (Mexico, and three
peruana were killed. valid n number of
others Injured, two fatally.
Tho Jupnnes war office has notified
MlniMer Grlncoin that It will bo
pleased to permit General MacArthur
to accompany tho army of Japan In
Tho National Livestock association is
in scHHiou at Denver. J
Mark Twain la much Improved nnd
will bo able to bo out shortly.
Japanese cruisers await the RtiPHlnn
licet in tho Indian ocean off Borneo.,
Seven moro vessels have arrived nt
tho Hues canal on thu.way to join tho
Baltic squadron. V
Sixteen degrees below toro has been
recorded on tho Gfcatlakos nnd in the
Mississippi vnloy. ,
Russia intends to be bettor prepared
far a slrgo against y Vladivostok than
sho was aL Port Artliufl '
While removing mines in Port Ar
thur harlwr, ono was accidentally dis
charged, killing 20 Japanese.
T. O. Powell, of Portland, has been
appointed United States marshal at
Noino, Alaska, by the president.
RtiHslnn troops nro losing confidence
in Kuropatkln. Thero is constant
bickering among thu ofllcers at tho
President Roonevolt will call an ex
tra pepflion of congrcpri to rovino tho
tariff nnd calls on emigres to pass rail
road rate law and nnvy appropriation
Edward Wallace Hock is now gov
ernor of KannaH.
A great socialist conspiracy haH been
dincovered lu Ruutda.
Charles S. Deneeu has been inaugu
rated governor of Illinois.
Wltto Is to succeed Mlrsky as min
ister of tho Interior in Russia.
Tho president urges improvement of
tho army medical nndjordnnnco service.
Tho oath of ollko has beon adminis
tered to Governor Douglas, of Manna
chusettH, Govenror Pealxxiy announces that ho
will contest tho Colorado election und
unseat Adams if oohhIIjIo.
General BtoeHcel nays ho was led to
believe by Chlneco splcH that General
Kurokatplu was marching south to re
lievo him. Ho knew nothing about the
retreat from I.lao Yang until after his
W. J. Bryan attended tho Inaugura
tion of Governor Folk, of Missouri.
On invitation lie uddressed tho legls
laturo and advocated iiiunlclpial owner
ship of public institutions, Ho declar
ed that if Roosevelt is in earnest in his
desire to curb the power of railroads ho
will lead a strenuous life during tho
next four years.
The Colorado legislature 1ms declared
Adams elected governor., but Peabody
Missouri may appropriate $200,000
fo tiie Lewis and Clurk fair.
Committees of Atlantic steamship
lines and mllroatds mot to take steps
against tho rigid inspection of Immi
grants by tho government, which, they
say drives business from American to
Canadiaau steamer liues.
Andrew Carnegie has Intimated to
tho officials of the Franklin institute,
of New York, that if they can secure
tlwi Km 11 1; I in fund, ainouiltlni! tnslifi.-
000, ho will duplicate tho amount, as
he did In tho catu 01 franklin union,
Russia plans to spend $200,000,000
on rebuilding her navy.
All tho railroads centering in Chi
cago will apply to tho United States
district court January 17 for a perma
nent injunction restraining all local
brokers from dealing in any form of
nontransferable transportation. The
scalpers propose to appeal to the United
States supremo court.
The beef trust case is before the su
Friday, Jan. 0.
Arbitration treaties between tho
United States nnd seven foreign coun
tries wero mado public today by ordor
of tho senate. Tho countries making
tho conventions nro: Great Britain,
Portugal, France, Switzerland, Ger
many, Italy and Spain,
Tho nomination of W. B. Crum, a
negro, to bo collector of customs for tho
port of Charleston, S.C, was confirmed
by hto senate.
Tito ioubo passed tho fortifications
Both houses adjourned until Mon
day. Monday, January 0.
After the passage of tho omnibus Mil
ami a few minor measures and thu fix
ing of January 28 for tho delivery of
addresses in memory of tho lato Senator
Hoar, the senate devoted its time to'
the statehood bill. At 4:23 tho senate
rPtllt llflMUfl llttnnt Mlnflrtt. 111 .1lunltaatii.
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minor uiauore anu at. -i:;sj aujourncu
, Tuosday, January 10.
Tho senate today continued consider
ation of the joint statehood bill, tho
chief accomplishment being tho accept
ance of most of thu amendments sug
gested by, the committee on Indian
Senator Cullom reported tho legis
lative, judicial nnd cxecutivo appropri
ation bill as amended by tho senate
commltteo on appropriations. Thu to
tal carried is $20,102,002, a net in
crease of $434,772 over tho amount ap
propriated by thu bill as passed by tho
Tho session of tho house was given
over almost entirely to discussion of tho
bill on banking and currency "to im
prove currency conditions."
Tho impeachment charges on which
Judge Charles Swnyno will bo tried
wero presented Jilst before adjournment
nnd notice given that 011 Thursday they
would bo called up for action in the
house. Wednesday, January II.
Thu attention of thu senate today was
divided by tho statehood question nnd
government regulation of railroads. All
amendments to tho statehood bill ex
cept ono wero ugreed to.
In tho house the army appropriation
hill received consideration. Tho ex
penses of thu army nnd navy worn se
verely criticized by several members.
Attention was called to tho largo re
tired lls,t of ofllcers, which includes 230
brigadier generals. An effot was made
to reduce tho pay of retired ofllcers
above tho rank of major when assigned
to duty with tiie militia of the several
states. Tills was aimed nt General
Miles as secretary general of Massa
Thursday, January 12,
The legislative, executive nnd judi
cial hills wero read at length in tho
senate and thero was considerable dis
cussion of thu civil servicu question
and tho provision for an Investigation
of foreign trade conditions by thu de
partment of commerce.
The liotiMU devoted It sentlro session
to tho discussion of impeachment
charges against Judge Charles Kwayne,
of tho Northern district of Florida.
Hear Evldenco In Public.
Paris, .Ian. 11. Thu text of thu pro
cedure of tho International commission
appointed to Inquire into thu North sea
incident was given out today. It regu
lates tho hearing of witnesses ami vari
ous other details. Tho most important
points aro as follows:
Tho olllelal lauguago of tho commis
sion will bo French. Witnesses testi
fying In other languages will havo
their testimony translated into French.
Thu commissioners will deliberate in
secret and will hear tho witnesses in
The British claims will bo first pre
sented and tho Russian reply will fol
low. Counsel for lstth sides will pro
sent final arguments.
Tho commissioners will deliberate In
secret tiou their final report,
Thu closing session of thu commis
sion, which will publish thu result,
will be public,
Bids for Armor Plate Oponed.
Washington, Jan. 11. Hids wero
opened today at the Navy Department
for 7,828 tons of armor plate for tho
battleship Nuw Hampshire and thu ar
mored ci niseis Montana and North
Carolina. Tho aggregate bid of tho
Carnegie and llethlehem companies was
identical, $3,201,700, tho first delivery
to be made In six months, The lowest
lifit.l.ii- unit Mm Mlilviilit Ktftnl I'rmumtiv.
of Philadelphia, whose aggregate bid
was $31,28,781, delivery to Dcgln Au
gust IT), at thu lato of 500 tons a
More Submarines for Japan.
Minneapolis, Jan. 1 1. Another con
signment of submarine toiptdo boats
was handed from the Burlington road
to tho Great Northern railroad at I lam
lino und rushed onward to tho coast
today. It was Identical in nature with
tho shipment of boats which passed
through hero in tho summer, These
shipments of war supplies havu become
so numerous as to excite little attention
at tho transfer station. They consist of
ammunition, guns, beef and medicines.
Stoessel Had 60,000 Men.
Toklo, Jan. 11. Tho Japanese
achievement at Port Arthur Is more
remarkable In tho light of further in
vestigation. The original Russian
strength is now believed to havo been
almost 50,000 men. It is announced at
thu army headquarters that in addition
to tho prisoners already reported, alxnit
13,000 wounded combatants will event
ually be brought to Japan.
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
NO MONEY TO SPARE
Chairman Burton Is Opposed to
THINKS PORTAGE ROAD ENOUGH
Williamson Makes Vigorous Answer,
Saying Portage Road Is Only
.Washington, Jan. 13. It is going to
require nil tho influence that thu com
bined delegations for Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho can bring to bear to
securu provision in tho river and harbor
bill for carrying on work on tho Dalles
Colllo canal. Chairman Burton, who
has heretofore been regarded as friend
ly to this project, Is now decidedly an
tagonistic, and, if his present views
prevail, no appropriation will bo mndo
for tho canal. In a letter which ho
sent to Representative Williamson to
day ho said :
"I ntn strongly disposed to think wo
shall havo to omit any appropriation
for tho Dallcs-Coltlo canal. Tho total
cost of tho plan would be $3,800,000,
nnd it is useless to begin with n partial
"Again, thoro nro numerous othor
projects in Oregon, notably tho mouth
of the Columbia, which will requiro
large appropriations. Would It not
bo well to try for tho time tho portage
railway that can bo completed at com
paratively small expense, and would
indicate whether trafllc from below the
falls would develop In sufllclunt amount
to mnko it desirable to caunllzo tho
river for 12 miles nt and near The
To this lotter Representative Wil
liamson tonight mado reply, stating
that thu people of Oregon, Washington
nnd Idaho are nut asking for a full ap
propriation at this time to complete
thu canal, but only enough to start
work, not over $500,000.
Congressmen Jones nnd Vrcnch nro
co-oporntlng with Mr. Williamson in
tho effort to convince Chairman Burton
that tho government should nt this
tlino mnko provision for tho Dalles
Colllo cana. If tho effort ultimately
fulls in tho house nnd tho river nnd
harbor bill should pass thai body n re
newed effort will bo mndo by thu north-
western synators to havo an amendment
attached to thojdll in tQ"5nau4 J)ro
viding for coinincriclng'worlc' onlKis
OPPOSED TO REVI8ION.
Canvas of House Shows Nine-Tenths
of Republicans to Inclined.
Washington, Jan. 13. A prominent
member of tho ways and means com
mittee of tho house raid to tho Associ
ated Press today that thu poll which
tho leaders of the house had conducted
of tho Republican members on thu
question of tariff revision showed that
til) per cent of tlio members who had
been approached wero against revision.
All of thu leaders of the house except
Representative Payne, chairman of tho
ways and means committee, who Is laid
up with rheumatism, and Representa
tive Taw uoy, are against revision. Thu
work of erystalll.lng sentiment against
revision irf being done by Represent
atives DaUull, of Pennsylvania, and
(IroHvenor, of Ohio.
GONE TO MEET HIM.
Japan's Cruisers Believed to Be Near
Baltic Fleet Commander.
London, Jan. 13. Japanese corres
pondents of the Morning Post consider
it not iucrediblu that Japanese men-of-war
have reached Diego Gaieia (Chagos
Archipelago), and point out that, al
though Admiral Togo Is at Toklo, other
admirals aro not idlo.
Vice Admrlal Uriu, it is stated, has
been cruising in thu vicinity of thu
equator for some time past. The num
ber of vessels ho luiH'at Ills command Is
kept secret, but doubtless ho Is ready
to do battlo with tho Russian Baltic
squadron whenever it appears east of
thu 70th meridian.
Germany Does Not Fear America
Berlin, Jan. 13. Finance Minister
von Rhclubahcn,1' in introducing tho
budget in thu Prussian diet, referred to
Herman-American trade relations, Ho
said it was wholly erroneous that Ger
many could gain anything through a
decline in the economic prosperity of
the United States, Tho danger of
American competition, which had never
Ihjcii estimated very high, had greatly
receded since tho growing improvement
of business in thu United States had
broadened thu consumptive demand
For Promotion of Commerco,
Washington, Jan, 13. Provision is
mado for thu Investigation of trade con
ditions at homo and abroad in amend
ment to the executive, legislative and
judicial appropriation hill reported to
thu senate today from tho commltteo on
appropriations. Agitation of this ques
tion was started soon after thu creation
of tho Department of Commerco and
I-Jilior, nod bills wero prepared by sev
eral members of congress providing for
Deep Snow In Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, Jan. 13. Thu bllz
zard that began yesterday in Oklahoma
continued today, thu fall of snow und
sleet being the heaviest In years. Streot
car and railroad traflio were Interupted
and wires were broken by tho weight
f tho sleet.
THREAT TO CHILE.
Japan Warns Her Not to Sell War
ships to Russia.
Paris, Jan. 12. Japan has" informed
Cliilo that further salo of vessels to
Russia will bo followed by summary
punttlvo measures. This Information
comes directly from tho foreign office,
but has not yet been published in
According to nn official of tho office,
Japan is greatly irritated over tho mat
tor, and lias oven gone so far as to hint
broadly that tho Chilean const would
mnko a fine tnrgot for Japanese war
At the samo timo n similar protest
was mndo to tho Argentine Republic,
in spito of thu fact that such n threat
might bo considered an offeiiBO ngainMt
thu Monroe doctrine Tho Bourco of
this information leaves no doubt as to
Dr. Motono, tho Jnpnncso minister
hero, says ho has no knowledge of nny
such communication on thu part of his
government. At tho samo time ho
took occasion to crltlulzo tho two re
publics. A member of thu Japaneso
legation said that, if tho United States
should take no measures to prevent any
further action of this sort, it would not
bu fair to invoke the Monroe doctrlno
Speaking unofficially, members of
government circles say tills incident
shows that Japan lias grown so self
complacent over her victories that she
can run the risk of losing the good will
of even tho United States.
HOLD-UP GAME BLOOKED.
Fulton Putt Spoke In Wheel of Kla
math Irrigation Company.
Washington, Jan. 12. Tho chief of
engineers, nt tho request of Senator
Fulton, today decided to grant no
authority to tho Klamath irrigation
company to divert water from Klamath
lnko for irrigation purposes. This
company, with purely speculative in
tent, hits begun tho construction of an
irrigation canal lying within tho pro
posed government irrigation project, its
purpose being to sell nut to tho' govern
ment nt n largo profit.
Fortunately for tho government, It,
proposes utilizing tho water of a navi
gable stream, ami this cannot be done
except by authority of congress. The
company had applied for permission
from the War department, contending
that Klamath lnko and Link rivor are
not navigable. Senator Fulton showed
that both bodies aro navigable and
While tho government will prolwbly
recompense tho Klamath irrigation
company for the work which it may ac
quire, it will only pay a fair price, It
will not be held up and robbed.
IRRIGATION IN WASHINGTON
Government will Carry Out Palout
Project If O. R. & N. Helps. ,
Washington, Jan. 12. Tho Wash
ington delegation had a conference thin
morning with officials of tho reclama
tion service, during which T. A, Nohlo,
in charge of examinations In Washing
ton, explained the progress of work in
that state, In brief, ho showed that
government irrigation is not practicable
on tho Okanogan river, nnd Intimated
that thu whole Okanogan project would
bu abandoned, llecauso of numerous
vested interests In tho Yakima valley,
thu government has not yet found an
attractive project in that vicinity,
Tho Big llend project, which contem
plates thu reclamation of 1,000,000
acres or more at a cost of $30,000,000,
is too gigantic to bo considered serious
ly nt this time, hut there is a strong
probability that tho government will
next year begin work on tho Palouso
project, which contemplates tho recla
mation of 80,000 acres, mostly in
Franklin county, at a cost of $5 per
acre. This project has been found en
tirely feasible. All preliminary sur
veys are completed, and it only waits
for thu O. R, & N. Co. to consent to
remove Its tracks from Washtucna
coulee, which it is proposed to convert
into u storage reservoir. This consent
Is expected to bu given, negotiations to
that end being now under way,
Needs of Oklahoma,
Guthrie, Okla. T., Jan. 12. That
Oklahoma should begin thu purifica
tion of politics by punishment of tho
professional "lobbyist," who ho con
tends is striking a vital blow at thu
government by thu people; that Okla
homa is deserving of, and should bo
given, statehood by congress, and that
a crusade should bo inaugurated for
good roads lu thu territory, nro tho
points of most general interest men
tioned by Governor T, B, Ferguson in
his message to thu Eighth leglslaturo,
now in session,
Sea Sown with Mines,
Toklo, Jan. 12, Tho navy depart
ment says that tho district covered
with submarine mines had it radius of
40 miles outside of Port Arthur. It
reports thu destruction und explosion
of (1'Jli of thesu mines to date. Ten ad
ditional survivors of tho third expedi
tion of tho Japanese to blockade tho
entrance of 1'ort Arthur havo been
discovered lu Russian hostlpals. They
have been transferred to tho Japanese
To Open Mineral Lands,
Washington, Jan. 12. A provision
wns inserted in the Indian appropria
tion bill that all mineral lands within
Indian reservations shall bo declared
open, subject to location, dovelompent
and entry under thu mineral land law.
This provision will apply to all reser
vations whero it has been enforced
without infringing on tho rights of Indians.
, M.'jZtee vtji-Mim