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PORTLAND, OREGON Established in 1866. Open all the year. Private or class instruction. Thousands of graduates in posi tions; opportunities constantly occurring. It pays to attend our school. Catalogue, specimens, etc., free. 1 A. P. ARMSTRONG, LL.B., PRINCIPAL $22,350 RAISED BY METHODISTS. More Than Enough to Wipe Out AH Church Indebtedness. Twenty-two thousand three hundred fifty dollars were subscribed last v to wipe out the debt of the First Methodist church of Spokane. Th< occasion was the 25th anniversary of th.- organisation of the Spokane charge by Rev. J. B. Leard. The debt of tii'' i hutch was a little less than $20,000, and the subscriptions are igh t<> do more than wipe it out. A chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Paul also was organized with about 225 members, which Joseph W. Powell, national organizer, says is probably th. largest in the Pacific northwest. Tuesday evening the subscribers to find held a jubilee celebration, . hich was presided over by Dr. Henry 1 Rasmus, pastor and happiest man in hurch, since lie knows that the debt will :ill be wiped out as soon as the subscriptions are paid. Members Enthusiastic. Joseph VV. Powell of Buffalo was the genius v. ho engineered the subscrip i'hich commenced in the morn l were continued all day until ist dollar of the "Powell volun : try bonds" were subscribed. He was issisted by the pastor. Dr. Rasmus.; Dr. Daniel Rader of Portland, Ore., is editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate, by presiding elders and by ■ i uthusiastic officers and members Washington Market — 1 _ _ y Double Four Market I 1 Tel. Main 44 Pioneer Market j Alder St. Market fl Tel. Main 36 Quality counts in meat buying; if anything, more than it does in most other lines. For instance a meat market that hasn't cold storage facilities is 'way behind the times. It slaughters its beef one day and retails it on the block the next. Do you care to eat meats served under such conditions? We don't believe you do. The products of all our retail stores are placed in cold storage until ripe. When offered at retail they are strictly hygienic and thoroughly wholesome. THANKSGIVING SPECIALS Choice Meats, Fine Ttifkeys, Ducks, Geese and Chickens See Our Display for Yourself AS TO PRICES Don't let this bother you. We are meeting all price cuts no matter where they have appeared in the local field. MARKETS CLOSE AT TEN TOMORROW The WaJla Walla Meat and Cold Storage Co (TELEPHONE. mGR. OrTICE MAIN 752) of the largest Methodist Episcopal church on the Pacific coast. Good Fight Expected. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 23.— Quaker City fight followers are looking forward to seeing one of the best fights tonight that has ever been pulled off in this vicinity. The bout will be be tween Tommy Ryan and Jack Root and will take place under the auspices of the National Sporting club. The ar ticles call for 165 pounds one hour be fore entering the ring and reports from their respective training quarters are to the effect that both men are down to weight. Root is one of the cleverest short-distance fighters in the business and as tonight's go is to be a six-round affair it is expected that he will give Ryan a hard tussle for the honors and the purse. Jack McGuigan has been selected to referee the con test. Prepare to Launch Cruiser. CAMDEN, N. J.. Nov. 23.—Febru ary 22 has been fixed as the date for the launching of the armored cruiser Washington from the New York Ship building Company's yard here. The day being Washington's birthday, all Cam den will decorate for the proper cele bration of the double event. President Roosevelt, members of his cabinet, many naval officers and congressmen will be invited to attend. The hull of the cruiser is now completed up to the main deck. It is the first war vessel of large type built in Camden. THE EVENING STATESMAN WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1904. WANT IRRIGATION SPOILS WOULD CHANGE LAWS SO AS TO DISPLACE EXPERTS WITH APPOINTEES. Chance That Eastern States May Fight Further Federal Aid to the Work. WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 23 — There is danger that the government's irrigation policy, which has been laid out along broadly impartial lines by men of the highest scientific attain ments, is to be made the football of politics. The irrigation fund is now $20.000.000, and the politicians are be ginning to realize that they overlooked a fine opportunity for political graft when they permitted the president to turn the work over to disinterested government experts. It is said, on good authority, that In the forthcoming session of congress a bill will be introduced providing that the irrigation fund be expended by a political commission of either five or seven members, and on the same au thority it is said that the Hansborough bill is to be pushed in both houses. This bill, introduced in the last ses sion, will supplement the bill just re ferred to. It provides that all irri gation construction work is to be In charge of a political engineer, who is to be paid $10,000 a year. The effect of this legislation, if enacted, will be to remove the secretary of the interior and the geological survey officials from their present positions of admin istrators of the law. Scheme of Western States. Rack of this demand for a political commission and a political engineer is the desire of several of the western states to have the irrigation fund dis tributed among the states on the basis of their respective contributions to the fund. The law provides that when practicable the secretary of the inte rior must expend within each state at least ">0 per cent of the money it has contributed to the fund from the sale of its public lands, but he is very prop erly clothed with a good deal of dis cretionary power. In some of the states there are projects which will demand the expenditure of more than the amount contributed by those states to the fund, while in others of them •it will be difficult, not to say impossible, to expend the amount contributed ivithout subjecting the government to the charge of extravagance and gross favoritism. It has been the plan of the secretary not to regard state lines too closely, but while keeping the requirements of the law well in mind, to provide for projects where the physical conditions are the most inviting, and where, as a result, the work will be done cheap est, relatively to the number of acres benefited. In this plan he has the hearty indorsement of the reclamation bureau, a branch of the geological survey, which is in direct charge of all the work of investigating sites and constructing works. The officers and agents of this bureau are scientists of approved reputation, and neither they nor the secretary of the interior have been controlled by political con siderations in making their recom mendations and decisions. Politicians Not Pleased. It is easy to understand why work upon this high plane does not please the politicians in some irrigation states. The idea of having men who are mere scientists, and know nothing about politics and care less, distribute a $23,000,000 fund, is something the politicians find themselves unable to indorse. In several states the agitation in favor of turning the irrigation experi ment of the government over to the politicians has already begun, notable in Xorth Dakota, where it cropped out during the recent campaign in stump speeches made by republicans in all parts of the state. Each year millions of acres of pub lic land are sold to settlers in the irri gation states, and the money received from these sales is covered into the irrigation fund. Before the irrigation law was enacted this money was cov ered into the general fund of the na tional treasury, and expended for bat tleships, seacoast defenses, the army, salaries of public officials, river and harbor improvements, etc. Not a dol lar of this money was ever expended in the thinly public- land states, except in tare instances, when congress or dered a publjc building erected in one of their cities, or improved an army post or a navigable stream. The physical conditions In the irri gation states are very dissimilar. Some invite the construction of reser voirs and ditches, while others do not. The result is that in some states the reclamation bureau, on orders from the secretary of the interior, is preparing to expend considerably more than these states have contributed to the ir rigation fund, while in others the pro posed expenditure will, for the present at least, fall considerably below these contributions. The line of cleavage is thus plainly drawn. The states which are to re ceive, in the near future, irrigation works exceeding in cost the sums con tributed by them to the irrigation fund, are apparently well satisfied with the law. while those which are to receive less are willing to change the law and turn the irrigation busi ness over to the politicians, hoping through the "puir of senators and of congressmen, to secure greater recog nition than has thus far been accorded them. SOCIETY SHOCKED BY SCANDAL. Alleged Wedding Tour of Europe Made By Capitalist and Actress. GENEVA, Nov, 22.—1f it shall be proven that Harry K. Thaw, the young Pittsburg millionaire, was not after all married to Miss Xesbit when he was here, arrest for false representa tion and deceit may await him if he returns to Europe. It is a misdemean or in many parts of the continent and particularly in Switzerland, to regis ter falsely at a hotel and since the many reports came by cable that Thaw, upon his arrival in America, denied that he had married Miss Xes bit. the hotel keepers where he is al leged to have registered as "Harry K. Thaw and wife" have been quietly at work planning legal action. Several of the Swiss hotelkeepers where Thaw and Miss Xesbit stopped during their famous automobile trip have already communicated with each other and there is apparently a pur pose to get together for united action. Not only are arrests plainer, the law providing that a man that falsely reg isters may be sent to prison, but action for damages are also contemplated, the hotelkeepers claiming that if Thaw and Miss Xesbit were not married when they made their tour of Switzer land, the patrons of the hotels that the young couple frequented may have cause of complaint. At Lucerne. Thaw and Miss Xesbit had the best of everything not only because they could afford to pay for it, but because the simple folks in the provinces take a sentimental interest in couples supposed to be on their wedding trips. "The young wife looked so hand- some," said one of the hotelkeepers at Lucerne, "that when Thaw got into trouble with his auto her beautiful eyes quickly got him out." Another hotelkeeper is quoted as saying: "They carried the deception so far. supposing that it was a deception, tha» they pronounced their auto a wedding present given them by the mother of the groom to her beloved daughter-in law." At Interlacken, Brienz. Grindelwal.; and other places in Switzerland, therr> is the same expression of surprise. At Interlacken the complete story of their auto trip was learned. Thaw and Mis- Xesbit were touring from Lucerne to Berne overland. During the trip some one else's auto ran into a carriage. Thaw Comes on the Scene. Thaw, coining up at the critical mo ment in his own auto leaped out. helped to set things in shape and then departed. It happened that the owner of the carriage got the numbers of the an tes mixed and telephoned ahead to have Thaw arrested. At Brienz a po liceman tried to stop the young mil lionaire but he made a run for it and escaped. Entering into Interlacken. however, he was halted and taken to the station. Miss Xesbit being left on the outside crying bitterly. At the station Thaw lost his tem per and called the prefect a liar, which resulted in his being locked in a cell. The tears of Miss Xesbit attracted a crowd and among those that became interested was an American. The lat ter arranged matters with the prefect and "because Thaw was on his wed ding trip" he was permitted to go with a fine and a reprimand. All of these details are carefully culled by the ho telkeepers and they avow that Thaw must explain if he ever returns to Eu rope. WOMAN LIFE SAVER DROWNED. Miss Drummond Perishes In Creek Where She Rescued Aged Man. HOQUIAM, Wash., Nov. 23.— Miss C. E. Drummond, a popular young lady of Iron Springs, a summer resort on North Beach, is reported to have been thrown from a buggy into Joe creek and drowned. Meager reports obtain able show that Miss Drummond and her nephew left Iron Springs in a bug gy to visit Roundtree place, at Joe creek. Miss Drummond was left in the buggy while her nephew went to Roundtree. On returning he found no trace of her. It is supposed the horse became un manageable and ran away, and while crossing the creek the unfortunate woman was thrown from the buggy. Miss Drummond was a well educated woman of high standing in this place. Only last week she waded into the surf waist deep to save the life of Mr. Jae ger, an aged man who had been car ried out by a large wave while cross ing the same creek. DAYS MORE In which you can buy those beautiful, new-style 1 ART 1 SQUARES AT 33 1-3 off The Squares are new goods and do not need to be sold at a sacrifice. We are making this magnificent offer solely to induce you to come to our store. H. G. MARTIN 7 First St. Phone Main 719 fib .. i \ c >T NUMBER THRU TEDDY'S THANKSGIVING DAY WILL BE QUIETLY CELE BRATED AT THE WHITE HOUSE TOMORROW. President Will Eat Dinner With His Family and Leave at Night for St. Louis. WASHINGTON, D. C Nov. 23.— Present signs point to a rather quiet Thanksgiving for the national capital tomorrow. Many public officials have left for their homes in other parts of the country to eat their dinners ot turkey and cranberry same. Included among the absentees are several mem bers of the cabinet. The occupants of the White House will pass the day after the usual cus tom. Some changes in the usual pro gram will be necessitated, however, by the fact that the president has fixed tomorrow night as the time for his de parture for St. Louis. In view of this circumstance it is probable that he will find it necessary to spend a part of the day with Secretary Loch and his assistants, instead of closing the executive offices entirely as he has done in past years. But if there is any business to trans act at the White House it will not be permitted to interfere in the slightest with the Thanksgiving dinner. The president is a Stickler in regard to the observance of the day with a good old-fashioned turkey dinner. He in sists that all of the members of his family shall be present on this occa sion. There are no house guests at the White House this year, but a number of intimate friends in official life have received invitations to partake of the feast. Mr. Roosevelt will carve his own turkey, which will be a Rhode Island bird of the finest breed. Each year at Thanksgiving time the noblest gobbler in all that little state is sent to the president of the United States, being selected with the utmost care by an old gentlemen named Horace Vose of Westerly, who for more than a Quarter of a century has taken pride in making this annual contribution to the table of the White House. Turkeys from many quarters have been re ceived at the White House during the week. These were distributed this morning by Secretary Loeb among the ushers, doorkeepers and other at tacehs of the executive mansion. Plans for the president's trip to St. Louis were practically completed to day. Secretary and Mrs. Loeb will ac company the Roosevelts. A few mem bers of the White House staff also will go along. It is evident from this that the president intends putting the fin ishing touches on his message to con gress during the trip as well as at tending to other executive business which can be done en route.