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Matter of t!i* Estate • f i: th Ann Posey. \«ITI« K TO I HKIIITOHV Not Iff is hereby given by the undfr* signed, administrator « f th* j »"tat* of Kllzabeth Ann pos*'V. deceased. t<> the * r*ditors of am) all persons having claims against th* said deceased to x hibit them with the necessary vnuchers. within twelve months after the first publication <>f this notice, to the said It M. I'ost-> at the address <»f fiis attor neys hereinafter (riven, in tin- city of Olympia. county of Thurston. the same being the place for the transa tion of the business of said estat**. Hated at olympia. this 2ml day of March. A. i>. 1917. li. M. POSEY. THOS M. VAM'K, JI'IJA E WALDKIP Attorneys for Administrator Date of first publication Mar< h 9, 1917. ««« IN THE SfPERIOR rOI'HT OF THK State of Washington, ir and for the County of Thurston. Emma D. Jones Plaintiff, vs. Dewoody It Junes, Defendant No. SI BY PmiJCATIOIi. The State of Washington to the said Dewoody R Jones; You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons to wlt: within sixty days after the 2nd day of February. 1917. and defend the above-entitled action in the above-en titled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned at torney for plaintiff, at his office below state; and in case of your failure BO to do. judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action If to secure a divorce by the plaintiff from the de fendant on the grounds of desertion and non-support for more than one year last past, and to procure a decree of the court decreeing to the plaintiff the following described real estate, to wit: Real estate located in Wahkiakum county. Washington, described aa fol lows. to-wit: An undivided one-fourth interest of the NEU of the NWH, of Sec. 30. Twp. 9 North, Range B West of the W. At.: also an undivided one fourth Interest of Lot 7, Sec. 32, Twp. 9. Range 5 West of the W. M.; also an undivided one-fourth interest of the south»one-half of the S. W. >4, Sec. 32. Twp. 9. Ranjfe 5 West of the W. M.; also an undivided one-fourth interest of the S. W. >4 of the S. E. M of Sec. 32, Twp. 9. Range 5 West of the W. M. Also the entire title to Lotv 1 and 2, Sec. 30, Twp. 10, Range 8 West of the W. M. Also real estate located in Pacific County, Washington, described as fol lows, to-wit: All of lots 7 and B. block IS. "Re plat of Raymond and First Addiiion to Raymond," located in the city of Ray mond, Wash. Also an interest In property here after described, to-wit: Certain tide lands located in Jeffer son county, Washington, described as lying In front of Lots 2. 3, 4, and part of 1, In Sec. 30, Twp. 30 North, Range 1 East of the W. M.; and lots 3 and 4, Sec. SI. Twp. 30 North, Range 1 East of the W. M.: Lots 1. 2. 3, 4, Sec. 26, Twp. SO North, Range 1 West of the W. If., containing about 9».«2 acres; alao additional tide lands below mean low tide In front of the same property, containing about 20<.C0 lineal chain* In all; and to divest defendant from any claim or right therein and for her coats and disbursements herein. E. N. STEELE, Attorney for Plaintiff. Office and P. O. Address; Suite 3 Byrne Building, Olympla, Washington. 2-1-7 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, in and (or the County of Thurston. In r« the estate of Peter McK »nsie, de ceased. No. lU>. NOTICE op iwTtwwiiT OP FWU ACCOUNT AND PETITION POR DIS TRIBUTION. _ Notice is hereby given, That the ad ministrators herein have Died their flnal account and petition for distribu tion and that the court has set lion day, the 11th day of March, I*l7, at 2 o'clock p. m. and the court room of the court house of Thurston county, Wash ington. at Olympia, Washington, De partment No. 1 thereof, as the time and place for the hearing on the said peti tion for distribution and the settlement of the said final account, and Notice is further given. That all per sons having objections thereto be and they are hereby required to present the same on or before the said time and at ssid place. Bv order of the Superior Court. Witness my hand and the real of said court, this &th day of February, 1917. A. C. BAKER, Deputy County Clerk and Clerk of the Superior Court. 2-2-5 Court. 4-2-5 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, in and for the County of Thurston. In re tne guardianship of Leland O. Relchel, Janice K. Relchel, Carroll S. Relchel and Lola M. Relchel, minors. No. 2068. NOTICE POR BIDS. Under authority of an order granted by the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Thurston county here tofore herein, we, the undersigned guardians of the persons and estates of the above named minors will sell at private sale, the following described real property towlt: All of the right, title and interest of the said minors in and to the following described real estate, situate, lying and being In the county of Thurston, state of Washington, towlt: Beginning at the quarter corner be tween sections 12 and 13, township 17 north, range 2 west, W. M., running thence north 1 degree 29 minutes west 1,895.8 feet; thence south 89 degrees 35 minutes west 2,4(0.8 feet; thence south 43 degrees east 1,969.4 feet: thence south 53 degrees 02 minutes east 951.6 feet, thence south 89 degrees 22 min utes east 1,363.1 feet; thence north 0 degrees 04 minutes east 819.1 feet; thence north 89 degrees 22 minutes west 1,627 feet to the place of begin ning, containing 107.02 acres—7o.B acres situated in section 12, and 36.22 acres situated In section 13, all in township 17 north, range 2 west of the Willamette meridian. Also 73.75 acres lying in the east half of the southwest quarter of sec tion 13, all In township 17 north, range 2 west of the Willamette meridian, the said 73.75 acres lying east of a line running north and south parallel to the west line of the said east half of the Bouthwest quarter of said section 13, and a sufficient distance from said west line to measure off the said 73.75 acres. The said property will be sold on and after the 24th day of February, 1917, and bids will be received by the under signed at their residence, on Bush Prairie, In Thurston county, Washing ton, or may be filed with the court. NELLIE KIMSET REICHEL FRED REICHEL. Dated this 3d day of February, 1917. 2-2-6 NOTICE OP SHERIFF'S SALE. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, in and for Thurston County William Johnston, plaintiff, vs. A. J. Galsi-11, defendant. No. 4534. General Execution. Under and by virtue of » writ of K'-ripral exe« it.- issi♦ -«1 out of tin Su- I ♦-> i«lr <*.. irt «-f tb»- State of Wa>hirig ton, holding term? at Olympic* «t» and fop Thurston county, in saia state, and datol «'ii the lMh day of February, 19iT. on a judgment rendered in said court «• Ti th* . »d day of September li*l -. iti favor of tin above named plaintiff, and against the above n«1 defendant, for the sum of $f»62.00 and « osts of suit taxed at slofc>9. with in terest at the rate ..f «: j.♦ r cent per an num from date thereof and amounting in all to the sum of IMV7O. Which said writ of general execution u«s to me aSheriff of Thurston coun i\ Washington, duly directed and de liver* d, and l<\ which I am commanded t*» sell at public auction, according to law. the following described real estate, to wit: All the interest of A. .T Gaisell in the following property, which said interest is an undivided one-third interest there in at the time judgment was rendered in the case of William Johnston vs. A. J Gaisell, towit The <.f the NEV SE> 4 of NWV NE>4 SW» 4 . and NW' 4 of SE 1 *, all in section 34. township IT north, range .1 west. W. M Also all of the interest of A. J. Gai sell in the following property, which said interest is an undivided one-third of the timber thereupon, on the date the judgment was rendered in the said cause of William Johnston vs. A. J. Gaisell. towit. N4 of the NW* 4 . SW> 4 of NW 1 -. NW'4 of SW 1 4. and S\V of NEU. all in section 34. township 17 north, range 3 west of the Willamette meridian, all situate in Thurston county, Washing ton. Now. therefore, public notice is here by given that on the 24th day of March. 1917, at 10 o'clock a m. of said day. at the front door of the court house, on Fourth street, in the City of Olympia. Thurston county. Washington, I will sell the above described real estate at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, or so much thereof as may be necessary to raise sufficient to satisfy said last above named amount, together with increased costs and increased in terest. Dated at Olympia. Washington, this 20th day of February, 1917. J. 11. GIFFORD. Sheriff of Thurston County. Washing ton. TROY A STURDEV ANT, Olympia. Wash.. Attorneys for Plaintiff. Date of first publication February 23. 1917. 2-4-5 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, in and for Thurston County A. J. Gaisell. plaintiff, vs. William John ston. defendant. No. 4. r >l2. General Execution. Under and by virtue of a writ of general execution issued out of the Su perior Court of the State of Washing ton, holding terms at Olympia. in and for Thurston county, in said state, and dated on the 16th day of February, 1917, on a judgment rendered in said court on the 9th day of September, 1912. in favor of the above named defendant, and against the above named plaintiff, for the sum of $106.64. and costs of suit taxed at $62.00. with inter est at the rate of 6 per cent per annum from date thereof, and amounting in all to the sum of $213.85. Which said writ of general execution was to me as Sheriff of Thurston coun ty. Washington, duly directed and de livered. and by which 1 am commanded to sell at public auction, according to law. the following described real estate, towit: nil the interest of A. J. Gaisell in the following property, which said interest is an undivided one-third interest there in at the time judgment was rendered in the case of William Johnston vs. A. J. Gaisell. towit: The NW>i of the NE'i, SE'4 «' NW'4, NE'i of SW>4. ana NW'A of SE>4. all in section 34. township 17 north, range 3 west. W. M. Also all of the interest of A. J. Galsell In the following property, which said Interest is an undivided one-third of the timber thereupon, on the date the judgment was rendered in the said cause of William Johnston vs. A. J. Galsell, towit: NH of the NWV. SW(4 of NVfv. NW»4 of BW!4, and SW'i of NEK. all In section 34. township 17 north, range 3 west of the Willamette meridian, all situate in Thurston county, Washing ton. Now, therefore, public notice Is here bv given that on the 24th day of March. 1917, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day. at the front door of the court house, on Fourth street, in the City of Olympia, Thurston county, Washington, X will sell the above described real estate at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, or so much thereof as may be necessary to raise sufficient to satisfy said last above named amount, together with increased costs and increased in terest Dated at Olvmpia, Washington, this 20th day of February, 1917. J. H. GIFFORD. Sheriff of Thurston County, Washlng- ton. TROY ft STURDEVANT. Olympia, Wash., Attorneys for Plaintiff. Date of first publication February 23. 1917. 2-4-6 NOTICE or SHERIFF'S SALE. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, in and for Thurston County T. O. Stevens, plaintiff, vs. Hamilton Douglas et al„ defendants. No. 6296. Special Execution. Under and by virtue of a writ of special execution issued out of the Su perior Court of the State of Washing ton, holding terms at Olympia, In and for Thurston county, In said state, and dated on the 17th day of February. 1917, on a Judgment rendered in said court on the 17th day of February. 1917. in favor of the above named plaintiff, and against the above named defendants, for the sum of 1510.78. to gether with an attorney's fee of (10.00. and costs of suit taxed at $24.95. with interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from date thereof, and amount ing in all to the sum of $545.73. Which said writ of special execution was to me as Sheriff of Thurston coun tv, Washington, duly directed and de livered, and by which 1 am commanded to sell at public auction, according to law. the following described real estate, towlt: Beginning at a point 562.9 feet east of the northwest corner of the south west quarter of the southweßt quarter, of section 12, township 15 north, range 3 west of the Willamette meridian, and running thence east 520.1 feet; thence north 808.7 feet; thence south 50 de grees 56 minutes west 391 feet; thence west 21 degrees 04 minutes west 602.8 feet to the place of beginning, contain ing 6.19 acres of land, more or less, all in Thurston county, state of Washing ton. Now, therefore, public notice is here by given that on the 24th day of March. 1917. at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day. at the front door of the court house, on Fourth street, in the City of Olympia. Thurston county. Washington. I will sell the above described real estate at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, or so much thereof as may be necessary to raise sufficient to satisfy said last above named amount, together with increased costs and increased in terest. Dated at Olympia, Washington, this 20th day of February, 1917. J. H. OIFFORD, Sheriff of Thurston County, Washing- ton. TROY & STURDEVANT, Olympia, Wash., Attorneys for Plaintiff. Date of first publication February 23, 1917. 2-4-6 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, in and for the County of Thurston. In re the Estate of Adella W. Tew, de ceased. No. . NOTICE TO CHEDITORS. Notice Is hereby given. That George M. Tew and Charles L. Lewis of Ray mond, Washington, have been appoint ed executors of the last will and testa ment of the above named Adelia W. Tew, deceased, and that all persons having claims against the said Adelia W. Tew or against her estate be and they are required to present the same to the said George M. Tew personally or to Charles L. Lewis personally, or to their attorneys, Messrs. Troy & Sturdevant, at their law offices in the Olympia National Bank Building, in Olympia, Washington, on or before twelve months from the date of the flm publication of this notice, or else SENKIE FILM BLOCKS PRESIDENT WILSON S HANDS TIKD IN CRISIS BV TACTICS OF THIKTKKN SENATORS. The filibuster in the United States senate apainst the bill to permit Pres ident Wilson to arm American ships and take such other steps as he might deem necessaryto protect Amer ican property and lives, was fought through to the bitter end, defeating the legislation sought by the presi dent and tying up scores of other im portant measures that would have been passed except for the filibuster. The senate adjourned Sunday noon with a record of the will of the ma jority completely thwarted by the filibustering of a small minority. For 26 hours of continuous session Senators LaFollett, Republican, and Stone. Democrat, and their small group of supporters stood unyielding to appeals that their defiance of the president would be humiliating to the country and refused a majority of three-fourths of their colleagues an opportunity to vote on the armed neutrality bill, and it died with the Sixty-fourth congress at noon. To fix responsibility before the country, <6 senators, 30 Republicans and 46 Democrats, signed a manifesto proclaiming to the world that they favored passage of the measure. Jon*** Hedge* on Showdown. Senator Jones of Washington, one of the 30 Republicans who signed the manifesto, did so with what the ma jority said were impossible qualifica tions. He waited until the last mo ment. He added to his signature the statement that he would vote for the bill with the Stone, Cummins and Mc- Cumber amendments, which would have absolutely nullified the purpose of the bill. So he tried to "play both ends to the middle." The manifesto, which was read into the records of the senate during the closing hours, declared: "The undersigned United States senators favor the passage of senate bill 8322 to authorize the president of the United States to arm American merchant vessels. A similar bill already has passed the house of rep resentatives by a vote of 403 to 13. Under the rules of the senate allow ing unlimited debate it now appears to be impossible to obtain a vote prior to noon, March 4, 1917, when the session of congress expires. "We desire the statement entered in the record to establish the fact that the senate favors the legislation and would pass it if a vote could be obtained." Those Who Opposed. Thirteen senators declined to sign, but Senator Penrose, Republican, of Pennsylvania, announced he would have voted for the bill had opportu nity been afforded him. The men who went on record with the 13 mem bers of the house against granting to President Wilson the authority he asked from congress in the crlßis were: Republicans Clapp, Minnesota; Cummins, Iowa; Oronna, North Da kota; Kenyon, Iowa; L&Follette, Wis consin; Norrls, Nebraska; Works, California. Democrats K i r by, Arkansas; Lane, Oregon; O'Gorman, New York; the same will be forever barred. GEORGE M. TEW. CHARLES L. LEWIS, Executors of the Estate of Adella W. Tew, Deceased. Date of first publication. February 23, 1917. , 2-4-5 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE State of Washington, for Thurston County. In the matter of the Estate of Theo field Eeraerts. ORDER. This cause came regularly on to be heard this 19th day of February, 1917, upon the petition of Chas. H. Hoss, ad ministrator of the estate of Theofleld Eeraerts, deceased, for an order to show cause why the real estate men tioned and described In the petition should not be sold; and It appearing to the court that Chas. H. Hoss Is the duly appointed, qualified and acting admin istrator of the estate of Theofleld Eeraerts, deceased; and it further ap pearing to the court that It Is neces sarv to sell the whole of said real estate belonging to said estate in order to pay the debts of said estate, includ ing funeral expense and costs of ad ministration, and that It is for the best Interests of said estate and all persons interested therein that said real estate described as follows, should be sold; Commencing at the southwest corner of lot 4. of Cooper's Place, a subdivision of the SW Vt, of section 13, township 15 north range 3 west, W. M.; thence due east on the south line of lot 4, 66 rods; thence north at right angles parallel with the east line of lot 4 24.25 rods; thence west parallel with the north line of lot 4 to right of way of the Northern Pacific Railway Company; thence southeasterly along said right of way to place of beginning, contain ing ten acres more or less, less right of way of P. P. Ry. Co.; also less a 30-foot road along the Northern Pacific Rail way Company's right of way. all as Is shown by that certain deed in Book 83. Records of Deeds of Thurston County. Washington, page 18. It Is here now ordered, That all per sons interested In said estate appear before this court on the 26th day of March, 1917, at 1:30 o'clock p. m. of said day. then and there to show cause if any they have, why an order should not be granted for the sale of said property hereinabove mentioned and described, and it is further Ordered, That a copy of this order be published at least once a week for four (4) successive weeks next before the date of said hearing. In the Washing ton Standard, a weekly newspaper printed and published at Olvmpla, Thurston County, Washington. Done in open court this 19th day of February, 1917. D. F. WRIQHT, Judge. Date of first publication, February 23. 1817. 2-4-6 Stone, .Missouri; Vardaman, Missis sippi. Associated with them in opposition to the armed neutrality bill were the following representatives who voted against the house bill Thursday night of last week: Republicans- - Benedict. California; Cary, Wisconsin; Cooper. Wisconsin; Davis, Minnesota; Helgesen, North Dakota; Lindbergh, Minnesota; Nel son, Wisconsin; Stafford, Wisconsin; Wilson, Illinois. Democrats—Shackleford, Missouri; Decker. Missouri; Sherwood, Ohio. Socialist—London, New York. Signers of Manifesto. The 76 senators who signed the manifesto were: Democrats Ashurst, Bankhead, Beckham, Broussard, Bryan, Cham berlain, Chilton, Fletcher, Hardwick, Hitchcock, Hollis, Hughes, Husting, James, Johnson, South Dakota; Kern, Lea, New Jersey; Myers, Newlands, Overman, Owen, I'helan, Fittmann, Pomerene Kansdell, Heed, Robinson, Saulsbury, Shafroth, Shepard, Shields, Simmons. Smith, Georgia; Smith, Maryland; Smith, South Carolina; Swanson, Thomas, Thompson, Till man, Underwood, Walsh and Will iams—46. Republicans Borah, Brandegee, Brady, Catron, Clark, Colt, Curtis, Dillingham, DuPont, Fall, Fernald, Harding, Jones, Lodge, McCumber, McLean. Nelson, Oliver, Page, Po'n dexter, Sherman, Smith, Michigan; Smoot, Sterling, Sutherland, Town send, Wadsworth, Warren, Watson and Weeks—3o. Of the seven senators not record ed three, Gallinger and Goff. Repub licans, and Gore, Democrat, were ab sent on account of sickness. Sena tors Lippit, Republican, and Johnson of Maine and Smith of Arizona, Dem ocrats, were absent from the city. Senator Culberson, Democrat, did not reach the senate in time to be re corded. L&Follette Is Balked. Hours before the end senators who fought throughout Saturday night to PATRIOTISM OF STATE APPALLED BY JONES' TRAITOROUS SPEECH The entire state has been stirred with patriotic indignation this week at the part Senator Wesley L. Jones played in the reprehensible filibuster in the senate that defeated the armed neutrality bill. Saturday night Senator Jones delivered one of the most amazing speeches ever heard in the United States senate. With a foreign power sinking. Illegally, ships of the nation whose interests he had sworn to uphold, the Washington senator made as pro-Oerman a speech as was ever delivered in the reichstag at Berlin. He declared that Germany was justified in waging ruthless warfare at sea and killing American men and women, and shouted that Americans ougbt to abandon the highways of the oceans and stay at borne. It was the most treasonable and disloyal address that the senate of the United States bad heard since the dark day 6 of the Civil war. It was so unbelievable that Senator Borah, Republican leader, cried: "The spectacle In the United States senate la almost past belief. I would not believe that there was such un-Amori canism bad I not heard it with my own ears and witnessed the disgraceful spectacle with my own eyes. I am tremen dously fearful of the effect- on foreign capitols, especially Berlin." It was a speech of which the great Republican newspaper of the state, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, said Monday morning: "Well may an outraged country bang its head in shame for this wretched, reprehensible performance and let loose its wrath at the odious exhibition of national perfidy and dishonor in high, quarter. To this commonwealth's dis grace, Wesley L. Jones aligned himself with the obstruction ists and lifted an untimely voice In extenuation of barbaric acts of warfare. It is his individual privlege to make com mon cause with poltroons, if he must, but this state, bearing the loftiest American name, disowns him in that role and disavows the sorry part he played." It is true that Jones signed the manifesto, but he did not sign until he had spoken for two hours in the filibuster, and the bill was already beaten. And when he signed it was with so many reserva tions that he nullified the effect. In other words, Kaiserophlle Jones, playing politics in the gravest national crisis since the Spanish war,' tried to play both ends against the middle, and dodge the storm of indignation which he felt would descend on his head for his un- American course. Wesley L. Jones? No— Wilhelm L. Jones, to Washington's shame! THE DIFFERENCE I (From the Saturday Evening Post.) The Allies have trespassed upon our neutral rights at sea. They have disregarded international law or made it over to suit them selves. They say what shall be contraband. They ransack our mails. They take our ships to port and search them, condemning them if the cargo is contraband. We continue friendly relations with them; so why not with Germany? The two cases are fundamentally different. The difference be tween them is as great as that between dumping ashes in a neigh bor's yard and turning him out of his house, with homicide. We do not decisively object to Germany's doing anything the Allies do. Without decisive objection, we permit her to do more. England takes a ship to port and searches it at leisure. Germany! as in the recent case of the Housatonic, sinks the ship outright, only giving the crew time to take to open boats, far from land. But as she did give them opportunity to save their lives we did not object. Her note implied that American ships, passenger and freight, would be sunk without warning, and with hardly a chance of saving the lives aboard. Two or three passenger boats might ply over i rigidly prescribed track in a rigidly prescribed manner, provided this government guaranteed that they carried no contraband—the defini tion of contraband being fixed by Germany. Under the circumstances this involved nothing lesß than assent by the United States to Germany's laying an embargo on our export trade. It involved assent by the United States to the proposition that Germany could mark off any regions of the high seas she chose and forbid us to enter them— not merely putting annoyances upon our trade there but forbidding us to trade altogether, except at the risk of our lives. For lees oppressive impositions the American volonists revolted against their lawful sovereign. break down the filibuster conceived a way to thwart LaFollette's well laid plans to occupy the center of the leg islative stage at the climax of the bit ter fight. Its execution brought the session to a dramatic end, with La- Follette fighting vainly for a chance to deliver a speech on which he had worked many days. He saw friends of the doomed leg islation inflict the death blow which he planned. Instead of LaFollette, Senator Hitchcock, leader of the ma jority in favor of the bill, talked out the waning hours of the session. The forensic struggle in the closing hours seldom if ever had been equaled in the history of the senate. Voices were strained to shrieking, threatening fists were shaken at the presiding officer, while the crowded floor and galleries looked on breath lessly, as LaFollette attempted to get the floor. But the incident soon passed without violence. The chair recognized Senator Hitchcock and LaFollette's opportunity about to be away. Ten minutes before the end Sena tor Hitchcock had made his last ap peal for unanimous consent for a vote on the bill. LaFollette objected. The Nebraska senator, prefacing his clos ing remarks with a portion of Presi dent Wilson's address to congress asking for the authority about to be denied, solemnly said: "Unfortunate and Deplorable." "It is unfortunate and deplorable that men in the senate of the United States have it in their power to de feat the will of 75 or 80 members by one of the most reprehensible filibus ters ever recorded in the history of any civilized country." Senator Hitchcock paused and then added that perhaps he should apolo gize for the violence of his words. "You are perfectly safe," LaFol lette returned. "No one can answer you." No one did, for the noon hour had struck and the Sixty-fourth congress was ended.