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MORNING THKamY. JAKUAltY.31, ion;'
H OREGOITS CAPITAL
Hilt of Session Over and Both
Houses Scarcely Started at
Any Important Legislation
Salem. Or. Although the legisls-1
lur baa been in eesslon three week!
the Important legislation baa mada
little progress. Much time baa been
wasted, very little accomplished, and
the bit legialatloa scarcely started
The aaeaion la, mora than half over
with both houses behind in ttelr
. Witt the Senate staving off action
on Its own bills. It has displayed area
amaller concern for House bills vhlch
are la the Senate, and not one House
bill has been placed on third reading,
although eevtral bare been on the
desk tor aeraral days. It haa reached
the point where the House suspects
the Senate la holding up Ita bills and
Hoes momhers have a boot decided
to Ignore Senate hills until the Senate
Indicates some decree of interest la
House le 'station.
Relatively Few Bills Passed.
The Senate baa paaaed 31 bills out
of 111 introduced. It has indefinitely
postponed If others, and J bate failed
to pass when put to a rote. Rven
witb this slim record, and with most
of the Important measures unacted
poa the Senate is much In adTsnce
at the House, for the number of wills
passed by the mora numerous branch
Is eight less, and those are of lesa
The public serrice legislation, the
compensation net. which was talked
and the reapportionment the moat
important legislation which the oee
stoa Is expected to handle here been
sidetracked. Only the highway billa
bare been aader diecnaaioa. The
eompenaatoaa act. which was talked
aC for months did not appear until
-Friday. The bUl for a new Judicial
system oat which a committee of law
yers was supposed to be laboring
alace last November, haa not been pre-
Much Jockeying in Asylum Scandal.
The eomplicatioaa over the asylum
nvestigauoa promises to develop a
merry row. - Already there are sev
eral resolutions for aa Investigation.
The Senate has adopted the concur
rent resolution of Senator Locker bat
the Honss has not considered ft The
House has several Investigation reso
lutions of Ha owa. The selection of
' aa unbiased, open-minded committee1
should be a simple matter, aad the
investigation can be made with dis
patch, but there are Innumerable ob-
- artncUoalsta aad general Jockeying to
stave. off the probe.
-. Only one aide of the aaylam situa
tion baa been told thus far, but Steln
nr and bis friends have been promis
ing some disclosures which, they as
sert, will completely dispose of the
charges which have been levelled
against the institution If half of the
rumors have foundation la fact, the
hottest stuff oa the asylum situation
and also oa the selection of the
branch asylum at Pendleton by Bow-
' srmaa baa not been uncovered.
. Many Stats ' Commissions Proposed.
; No leas than thirteen new aUte
commissions aad boards are proposed
la billa now pending before the legis
lature. Several of these are to be
without salary, if eatablished, and
others consist of present state officers
invested with new dutlea or extended
For Instance, the public service
commission, one of toe moat Import
ant, merely extenda the jurisdiction
ot the state railway -commission. An
. -other example Is the proposed state
purchasing board, which" would center
la the present state board the pur
chase ot supplies for all departments
Other state commissions and boards
named in pending bills are: A civil
service commission to formulate rales
for examination of' all employes ol
the stats government; a highway
board; a naval militia board; a pa
role board, to pass on all applica
tions for pardon; a state printing
board; a board for the examination
ana registry of graduate nurses; a
stste board of accountancy; a game
. Commission; a commission to revise
the judicial system of the state;- a
, . Besides these, there are bills for
the creation of several new state of
fleers, including bills for aa assistant
secretary of state, a stats hotel In
specior, a nre maranai aad a state
auditor or examiner ot accounts. An
other new office Is proposed by sn
!, amendment to the eonstitnftoa creet
Ing the position of Untenant gover-1
nor. A resolution submitting the last '
named proposal to the people has al- '
ready beew adopted ly both bouses.
Good Roada Boostere Invade Senats.
Good roads boosters Invaded tba
senate during t&e discussion ot the
Ate Yoa a Subscriber to tbe
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highway Wto. Tba roads
' vccatee worn three victories la thw
Senate, the moat Important being th
blU creating a Sta.te Highway Com
mission, and the bill permitting tht
use of all convicts on the roads when
not needed at the etate penitentiary.
A third bl'.l mikN operative the pro
visions of tbe constitutional amend
ment passed at the lat general elec
tion and permitting counties to bond
for ttaa construction of food rosds. '
t u freely predicted Mhst these
rood roads meaarewui meet wu
.troof opposition In' the House, aa
I .i . - ,. Knj la decidedly
truuutrui . -.
adverse to their passage.
Few 'Salary Crab" Billa.
A notable feature of the ecslon is
the small number of -salary grab"
bills proposed thla session. Thus far
measures affecting tne aalaries of
county officers la not more than half
a doiea counties have been intro
duced. The scarcity of this clasa of
bills, may be traced largely te the
record of - the 10 sesJloa when
more than a score of auch measure,
after pasalDg both bouses, were ve
toed by Governor Chamberlain. The
present legislature declined to give
these rejected bills further consld ra
tion, holding that If any of them bad
merit they should be reintroduced
aad take their chances.
House Upholds Initiative.
Legislation amendatory of or sup
plemental to aay of the la a adopted
by the people under the Initiative
stands but little chance of receiving
the Indorsement of the present leg
Thla was demonstrated when the
House, for tbe second time since con
vening, rejected a bill having for Its
purpoaethe creation of a law board
which should prepare all of tbe laws
to be submitted to the people under
the initiative. Consideration of thla
measure following the unfavorable re
port of the committee oa revision of
laws, was postponed indefinitely by a
two-to-one vote. ?
Abolish Whipping Poet.
With only tea dissenting votes tbe
House- paaaed . Buchanan's - bill aboh
lahlng the whipping post. . By the pro
visions of the bill, wife beating is
made puniahable in the aame manner
as other aggravated cases of assault
and battery. Tbe debate on the b! 1
which was defeated in the leg aiature
two years ago, waa brief.
Revision of Irrigation Coda.
Extensive revision "of the irirgation
cods of tbe stato la provided in a bill
Introduced by Representative Brooke.
The' proposed amendments. If adopt
ed, embody the best features ot the
Irrigation enterprises in the state.
Principal among the changes is one
enlarging the powers of tbe board oi
directors of Irrigation' associations,
enabling them to treat with all com
plications arising. Another amend
ment defines more especially who are
legal voters withia the meaning of
the act. giving to any man or woman
who owna hind or haa a homestead
or desert claim a right to vote. Pro
vision is also made whereby assess
ments may be levied st any time In
the year. It further confers on ex
isting associations the, righ
Irrigation works already "constructed.
Provision is also made for the con
solidation of two or more Irrigation
Would Civs Aa No Advantage.
Names of candidates of the same
party for tbe same office on the pri
mary ballot are to be rotated. If
bill approved by the Senate beoomea
a law. It was passed without a dis
Tbe ayatem as worked out calls
for printing ot ballots in auch man
ner that the name of every candidate
where several are in the field for the
same office will appear at the head
of the ballot an equal number of
times with every other csndldate.
Tbe candidates whose namea begin
with A will be deprived fn this way
of any advantage they may possess
" Text Book Substitute Paaeed.
Representative Clyde Introduced a
substitute for his free text book bill.
In tbe substitute it is provided that
a petition of one-fourth of the quail
fled school voters In a district may
be placed before the board and an
election called to determine whether
free text books ahould be furnished
the school children. Tbe bill passed
Propose Eastern Oregon Normal.
Hopes that tbe state normal school
question had been settled finally and
definitely at the laat general election
were ahattered when Senator Oliver
Introduced a bill providing for tbe
establishment of an Eastern Oregon
normal school at La Grande. Under
the bill an appropriation of 1100,000
is made for the use of the proposed
-I When the bill waa read a raan of
surprise went around the Senate
chamber, ' followed by expressions of
mirth oa the part of some of the
members, which would Indicate that
possibly the bill would not proceed
far before reaching aa indefinite post
1911 AND 1896
Enthusiasts Ses Cliancs of His
' tory Repeating ItselL
p mmm a
CONDITIONS ARE DIFFERENT.
lilvar Element In. the Demeeratie
Party In Cleveland's Time Waa
Larger Than Mpoertere ef the Preel
aWnt Fertiheatlen ef Panama Canal
Nat a Party Qjeetien.
t, ARTHUR W. DUNN.
Washing. Jan. 51. Special. 1
Enttiuaiasts In the matter of political
poaaiUlUkw are comparing tbe move
ment of the roirreaalve Kvublkane to
that of sllrer Ivmorrata six tern year
ago. Then there waa a Iwmorratl'
president with a divided party Six
teen years ago the element of tbe IV tu
erratic party not la hartuouy with
tbe preaioVnt perfected an organisa
tion wbkh resulted In the rapture of
the national convention.
Friends of tbe pwHcrenel movement
la tba Republican party are talking
about the possibility they have of rap
turing tbe next national convention.
They firmly believe ta that old saw
about history repeatlog Itself.
They have not taken into rouatd-
eratlon every phase of the situation.
Sixteen years ago tbe silver element
la tbe Democratic party was much
larger than the factlou supporting tbe
president- whl.hr tt mar be serte
that the progressive element In the lle
publlcaa party Is larger thaa the other
tt haa not been so tWmoostrdted. auJ it
Is a certainty that In both b ues ol
congress tba supporters of tbe presi
dent far outnumber those calliug thens
If history Is going to repeat itself
with the artles changed there will
have to be a deal of hustling on tbe
part of tbe progressives.
7 Net a Psrty Question.
It haa become evident that the pnM
altion to fortify the Panama canal is
not a party question. 8o far tbe
strongest snruments In favor of the
plan have been presented by LeaMv
crata. Probably no more Important
contribution to tbe aubject haa been
made than an exhaustive srgument by
General J. Warren Ketfer, from the
president's owa state. In whl h he
ahowa that fortification of tbe canal
la coptrary to every treaty guarantee
ing .neutralisation. '
On fbe other hand, the support of
Senator Money of Mississippi In fsvor
of fortifies tlou munt have been very
gratifying to President TafL Senator
Money argued that it waa not only
the right but the duty ot tbe United
States to fortify the canal. Congress
man TIobeoD of Alabama baa pointed
out that aa a military nereeaity the
canal ahould be fortified or otherwise
the United States could not defend IL
The Way of Congress,
Just ss If there were ertry, reason
to expect results, congress Is going
forward with msny measures that
cannot posalhly pass. Thla ta more
particularly tbe rase In regard to tbe
senate tnaa toe nous. ,
In the house it la frankly elated that
there la no hope of getting through
thai two very long measures which oc
cupy time when approriatlon bills
are not under consideration. But In
the senste they go ahead Just as If
they really meant to accomplish, some
thing snd the measures they are talk
lng about could pass. " And the session
will end with a complete indorsement
ef a do nothing policy.
Many Years After.
Forty-flTe years -after Its organisa
tion It is now proposed to Incorporate
the Grand Army of the Hepublic.
Senator Warner of Missouri hsa ' In
troduced a bill for that purpose, and
among the incorporatora be haa In
cluded all tbe men who have been
command era in chief of tbe organiza
tion, and its principal officer. It
seems strange that Incorporation haa
not been attempted before, for nearly
all such associations bare been Incor
porated In order to prevent some
small sized organisation from nalng
One of the purposes of the organiza
tion ta likely to cause a controversy, aa
It atates that it desires to bind togeth
er and promote tbe friendly feeling of
those "who nnlted to suppreaa tbe late
Of late years there bss been strong
objection to recognizing officially or In
any other way tbe word "rebellion" as
applied to the events that took place
In 19C1-S. There baa been a general
desire to avoid tbe word and refer to
tbe conflict aa "the war between the
states.'' It wss President Andrew
Johnson who got sround the matter by
calling It tbe late unpleasantness."
Getting After Theie Members.
Ton would be surprised to know
how many people read tbe Congres
sional Record la every district, re
marked Congressman Dwlgbt of New
York. "Some fifty or sixty copies are
sent to each district, and every copy
Is read by a great many people, espe
cially those which go to libraries.
"vt hen the people read that we lack
a. quorum every morning and that their
representatives have failed to answer
the roll call they make Inquiries. They
aak a member who may be at home
why as doesn't go to Washington and
attend to business. Tbe people are
getting after their members and raak
lag them attend to business." . .
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A Singular Dress
A 5ory ol oSs Future
By SADIE OUCOTT
OeyHsHrir American trees As
It was In the yvsr IttW that lbs. Blat
ter of woman's suffrage came to
bead, woman agrweing to accept all du
ties of cltlsenslilp tbe same aa men.
A battalion of roluuieer lufaatry
was erganmed by tbe governmewt aa
aa rtperlmeul, under coujuiaod of a
major. Trouble began aa eoou aa the
matter of uniform came up for con
sideration. The brunettea strove iur
a deeu red with black fa. lugs, while
tbe blooda favored either pale blue
or 4nk. Tbe matter was vcaed upon,
ami. the brunettes belug lo the ma
jority, the red won. A pattern for the
suit waa adopted, the trouwrs belug
very full snd reaching only to the
knee. Since the Brat d.isue or idv
century, wbea women Dec a a io wear
hats of different shape, ludepeoueoce
In thla matter, had been continually
growing. It waa therefore fouidl lm
possible to agrew upon a uniform hut.
and each womaa waa permitted 1
wear any shaped bead covering abe
Tbe members of tbe regiment were
ordered to rvndesvoue na camp. - Tbe
quartennaater. a man who had been
charged with the work of eetabllsblug
tbe ramp, provided only such equip
ment aa bo bad been used lo provld
lng for men. During the morning of
tbe date of assembly the women sol
diers cams flocking In, 'the quarter
master receiving them aud Instructing
them la ths awes of tbe equipment.
What waa his consternation to see
Tana, wagons; carta, without limit
drive up loaded with trunks, valUee
and other irt Wear of baggage me
hat boxes alone, moat of tbera prodi
gious, occupied more space than the
belongings of a regiment of men.
He telegraphed at ones for 000 hos
pital tents, which gave each woman
one for her baggage. Fortunately tba
tents arrived while tbe weather waa
yet fine, nad. no damage was done by
exposure. A dress parade wss ordered
for o'clock In tbe afternoon, and peo
ple flocked In from city and country to
see thla - popular military ceremony.
When tbe rail sounded and the line
waa formed It waa plain that much
must be done for uniformity. Mere
ad there a b'Tid bad disregarded
orders and bad her uniform' mads of
Dink or blue. Hoau wbo were what Is
commooly railed spindle shanked bsd
their trousers msde to reach the foot.
Bat tba greatest Irregularity was la
the hata.' Tbera were email Inverted
agar bowl bats. Cntueoe conical hats.
hats with enormous crowns, bats wtto
mall crowns, hats wttb brims as Urge
aa cartwheels. Then there were fpatb-
ers plucked from every bird from tbe
humming bird to the ostrich. Toe gov
ernment Inspector from Washington
put on a pair of spectacles, and ss be
csst bis eyes along tbe line bla brow
darkened. But ha had orders from
tbe Inspector general not to bs too
rigid with ths battalion, which from
the nature of tbe ess needed a great
deal of latitude.
Tbe troops baring been brought to
an open order snd a1 parade rest, be
walked down the front of tbe line. At
tbe first glaring breach of uniformity
be reached be made a few remarks.
He did not repest them. Tbe soldiers
whose spparei he hsd found fsult
with began a defease, which tested
fifteen minutes snd was not area dis
continued when the Inspector moved
Aa he passed along at the rear bb
position might be noted by tbe women
be waa behind potting ber band to her
Having gone through the Inspection
perfunctorily be assumed bis original
position, and the major commanding
waa directed to put the battalion
through tbe manual of arma. Her first
order waa "Attention." ths second
"Shoulder armsT At the latter order
every musket went up and every hat
of extra size waa knocked off and roll
ed on the ground. A brisk breese
blowing at tbe time carried many ot
them away, rolling them over tbe pa
rade ground. '
Tbe situation waa very embarrassing
to tbe commander. . How to get the
bats back on 'the women's beads In
volved a puzzle. To break ranks dur
ing a dress parade would be uo mili
tary, yet tbe hats could not be per
mitted to remain tbe sport of tbe wind.
There were bora looking on wbo
might be hired to rbase them and pkk
them up, but only tbe women knew
their own bats. The crowd looked ex
pectant There were some Jeers. The
Inspector stood in a soldierly attltuds,
with arms folded. Decisions among
soldiers cannot be long delayed, and
the major wss forced to act.
"Stack arms V
"Break ranks and chase bata!
There waa a m-nrrylng over ths field
by women who were fat and women
bo were lean, tall women, abort
women lndi-ed, all ahapea. The fat
ones fell on their bats aud crushed
them; tbe tall ones on stooping to pick
ap their proierty were knocked over
by tbe abort ones.
Finally tbe bata were recovered, tbe
women "fell In" aud the ceremony pro-
reeded. When tbe band paraded tbe
drum major, wbo had been selected,
of course, for ber height, produced a
very marked Impression on the elec
ta tors. Her headpiece, the size and
abapa of a flour barrel, waa surmount
ed by a plume resembling a .column of
moke. Indeed, those who gazed upon
tt were obliged to look at the aky aa
But all this happened before the
womaa question waa Anally settled.
Celebratea Thirtieth Birthday.
Tba home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Oglesby waa the scene of a merry
gathering on Saturday afternoon, wbea
22 of tbe Juniors of tba Baptist church
gathered toeetfWate Orvllle Oglesby'i
win Dirt&aay, and a moat enjoyable
afternoon was spent In games and
music. Miss Luintta McGregor played
several piano selections, and Miss
Aletba Oglesby and Mlaa McGregor
rendered a piano duet, which were
much . enjoyed. Refreshment a were
ervea by Mrs. Oglesby. who was aa
elated by Mlas Thomas. , Prizes were
won by Miss Clsdys Cannon and Don-
Cypid Wine Vlateey
In Suffragette Cams.,
a ina, y American Tr awctetva.
aw tast atn.aou.ssD ao asa ruacu
Tba croakers, who fear thai tba aaf
rracette will lose ber matrimonial
rcbance may set tbelr feara at reef, for
fbe engagement U announced of the
oast obstreperous of suffragettes. Miss
laea Mllbolland. wbo pert! haa done
more epectarular and streououa work
la the "votes for women" cause thaa
any other American womaa.
The lucky man with autBrieut courage
to marry thla aorta IU tic suffragette Is
Llndoo Bates. Jr of New York, ex
assemblymaa. author and ct 11 engineer
aad a recent eoavert to tbe csue." -
Victory through defeat will be Mr
Bates' slogs a. for be does not promise
to aid tbe girl of bla heart la alt of hr
activities, but be promises not ta Inter
fere la them. A daugeroue trip taken
by Mr. Bates through Stberta and bla
book recounting the experience. "The
Buasiaa Koad to China." published
last winter, completed Mls Mllbol
la ad' a Interest la tbe author. Tbe
Uusslsa road led directly to ber bean.,
A resuOM of VI las MilbutlsBd s abort
career will show Just wbat ber hus
band will be ap against "As a child."
aald ber mother, "Inea waa constantly
bringing home tbe mot forlorn and
maimed apertmeoe of femininity." And
at Vassar later her socUIIMIc tend
aelsa quite shocked tbe conecvatlvs
faculty, for early la her col lege career
be hsd herself msde probstkiu officer
The rbanel having beea refused tbe
fair Inea aa a gatnei1ug.piaaXut.a
suffragette meeting, aoiblog dauotea.
with elxteeu of br-swora allies, a
mewrawg took place st midnight la a
aearby graveyard, where Ibey listened
to burning words from I "resident lues.
After that suffrage bersme a tolerated
If not aa approved aubject at Vaaoar.
Miss Mllbollsnd bss tbe honor or aw
ing tbe girl who -broke up the big
Tart campaign parade," Aa tbe pro-
Ion moved down Fifth avenue, tne
band playing There'll ne a not
Time." a voice from a window of ooe
of tbe houses called. Olva oa votes
for women r Miss Mllbolland. tnea a
member of ths Political Equality
league, wss shouting tbeas words to
ths crowd through a megaphone.
Home of tba men broke and ran Into
tbe houaw, and after fifteen minutes'
convincing talk Inea had converted
them to tba causa. It was a great vic
tory ' from tbe soffragtrt ' viewpoint
Several arrests, two la London and
on during tbe Shirt makers' strike la
hew Tork last winter, are added to
Miss alllhoi lands victories, for the
ofteoer a aoffragette caa euffer for the
cause tbe greater the glory.
Bbe msde four mlritsot aoffragette
speeches la Hyde park. Loudon, wbea
only fifteen years old. She Interviewed
Premier Asqultb last summer, wbea
the persuaded him to be mora openly
friendly to tbe suffragettes. Her con
version of Mr. Botes took place a year
go at a suffragette tea. and bow It la
aald that tbe wedding be! la will soon
The Vegue of RikWn Week.
There la a daintiness about pompa
dour ribbon work that never fails to
please. A tiny ribbon baa Just been
put on tbe market with a crimped edge
that worka up effectlve'v The pin-
a 0 v
ta ronraDocn armor
cushion lop Illustrated Is mada with
this ribbon, which U used aa ordinary
embroidery silk. The flowers aoc.
leaves must be carefully dona and all
be of a onlform alas If a good affect
Charles Spangler. a prominent far
mer of Cams, waa In Oregon City on
bualneaa Saturday, t
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