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THE MORNING OREGCXNIA'N, MOOTAY, JANUARY; 21, 1901.'
WORK AT 0LYMP1A
Houses Are Organized .and
PROGRESS HAS BEEN RAPID
Feature of the Week Has Been the
Forward Rush of the Railroad
Commission BUI, on Which a
Close Vote Is Anticipated.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 20. The first
week of the Legislative session finds both
house organized, committees appointed,
and everything ready for business. Both
Speaker Albertson and Lieutenant-Governor
McBride broke the record in the ap
pointment of their committees, hereto
fore it his been customary to announce
them on the Monday following the con
vening of the session. This year, how
ever, Mr. Albertson had his list made up
by Thursday, while Mr. McBride read his
list oft Immediately after taking the oath
of office Wednesday.
The only feature of the week which has
bordered on the sensational is the re
markable progress made upon the railroad
commission bill by the Senate committee
on railroads. The committee was appoint
ed Wednesday, and by midnight Thursdav
night it had agreed to report favorably on
the Preston bill. At the same time the
minority of the committee had formulated
its report, and Friday morning both re
ports were presented to the Senate The
report, together with the Preston bill,
have been made a special order for Wed
nesday afternoon, at whdeh time the rail
road fight will begin in earnest.
Heretofore the Senatorial flgl.ts have
always held railroad legislation up until
the close of the session. Thia year, how
ever, there is no Senatorial contest on,
and the railroad legislation "specialists"
have taken time by the forelock, and are
attempting to rush things. Many believe
that the Preston bill will pass, but others,
who have witnessed the falluie of all
previous attempts to "regulate" the rail
roads say it will require ocular demon
stration to convince them that this Legis
lature materially differs from others that
have preceded it with respect to enmity
toward the railroad Interests.
The friends of the Preston bill fear that
if it should pass Governor Rogers would
veto It, for the reason that It deprives
him of the power to name the commis
sion. In his Inaugural message the Gov
ernor recommended the creation of a com
mission, but laid particular stress upon
a subsequent recommendation that he
should be given the appointive power.
He also generalized on the evils sure to
Tollow any attempt to deprive the Gov
ernor of his executive functions.
It is generally understood that there are
15 members of the Senate who will cer
tainly vote against the bill. A majority
of the Senate is IS. Seventeen is a tie
Thus if common rumor be anywhere near
true, the railroads are very close now
to the' point where they can defeat the
Two bills passed both houses during the
week. The first was the appropriation
bill of J0,0OD to meet the salaries and ex
penses of the Legislative session, and the
other was the bijl appropriating $4150 to
cover a deficiency in the Whatcom Normal
School. The latter bill was the,'flrst to
receive the Governor's signature during
the session. Thirty-five bills have been
Introduced In the Senate, and 59 in the
Next to railroad legislation, the state
capitol matter is exciting more interest
than any other measure that is to bo
considered by the Legislature. As Is al
ready known, the Governor in his mes
sage renewed his recommendation of two
years ago that the state purchase the
Olympla Courthouse, and convert It Into
a capitol building. It la well known, how
ever, that the Governor favors the re
moval of the capital to some other Puget
Sound towr, preferably Tacon'a, and that
he would willing see his Courthouse
recommendation disregarded If In doing
to Olympla s hopes could be blasted fo:
In addition to Governor Roger's well-
know n opposition, the Democratic minor
ity of the Legislature Is practically com
mitted to vote for any capital removal
proposition. The Democrats caucused or.
this matter thre? -weeks befcre the Legis
lature met. and th sentiment was prac
tically unailiru5 to work fcr capital re
moval. Many Republican members are
also In favor of removal.
For several years back the enemies of
Olympla have favored Tacoma as the seat
of government, and until the Legislature
met no other plaoi was mentioned, even
as a possibility. Since the assembling,
however, Everett has entered the race,
and has a lobby hero headed by H. W.
Patton. a newspaper man. The friends of
"apltal removal arc Inclined to fear that
Everett's httc entrance Into the race may
work a hardship upon the removal prop
osition, and for this reason:
The state constitution ptovldes that in
order to remove the capital some given
town must secure two-thlrde o all the
otes cast upon thp question. In order to
make the work of removal as
easy as possible the antl - Olympla-
ues had determined to submit the
question to the votors in the
foltewing manner: "Shall the capital be
removed from Olympla to Tacoma?" and
thus shut all other towns out of the
competition. Now Bverett's candidacy
iiaeatens to prevent the execution of this
Mr. Patton says, however, that he Is
willing to let the friends of capital re
moval in the Legislature caucus on the
matter, and decide between Everett and
Taooma. He says that if a maioritv of
the members present In the caucus de
cide in favor of Tacoma. Everett is will
ing to abide by the result and aid Tacoma
in nor nght.
An effort is being made In Tacoma tn
have Wright Park, a beautiful place al
most In the heart of the city, donated to
tne state for capitol purposes, and th:
City Council, In special session, has al
ready declared Its willingness to make
the donation. It Is likely that some stops
towards the capital matter will be taken
during the coming week. The Pierce
County delegation has determined to mak
a united effort on behalf of Tacoma, while
the Olympla people will fight for the
courthouse proposition as the best possible
result they can, secure
Legislative and Congressional appor
tionment are two subjects that bid fair
to occupy much attention during the ses
sion. The Legislative apportionment mat
ter is ttne which has been discussed In
The Oregonlan before, and little need be
said here concerning It. The feature of
the matter Is King County's desire to have
Us own representation increased, and
that of Pierce County decreased, and the
determination of the latter county to pre
vent such a consummation.
Congressional apportionment, however,
is a new topic in this state. When the
state was admitted in 1699 it was allowed
one Congressman. The reapportionment
of 1S91 gave It two, but it was found to
be practically impossible to divide the
atate into two Congressional districts, and
the matter was dropped. The two Con
gressmen have been elected at large. The
Burleigh bill, which recently passed the
Houe of Representatives, and which will
probably pass the Senate, will give tb?
state three Congressmen, and it will be
necessary to make a division. The most
generally approved plan seems to be a di
vision as follows:
First district King, Snohomish, Skagit,
Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Jefferson,
Clallam and Kitsap.
Second district Pierce, Clark, Chehalis,
Cowlitz. Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,
Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum and
Third district Adams. Asotin. Chelan,
Columbia, Douglas. Franklin, Ferry, Gar
field, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Spo
kane, Stevens, Walla Walla and Whitman.
This plan will throw the three lare
cities of the state Seattle. Spokane and
Tacoma Into separate districts. It will
also legislate Congressmen Cushman and
Jones into the same district, but the prob
abilities of the former's renominatlon are
so remote as to make this fact of little
luere has been some idle rumor to the
effect that a bill would be Introduced
forming Pierce, King and Kitsap Coun
ties into one district, but this rumor can
not be traced to any authoritative source.
One of the main things to be gained by
dividing the state into Congressional dis
tricts is the separation of King and
Pierce Counties, and thus let Seattle and
Tacoma have individual Congressional
representation if they can Induce their re
spective districts to give It to them.
Eastern Washington Is almost two large
for a separate district, and the general
opinion seems to be that Yakima, Klicki
tat and Skamania Counties should bo cut
out and placed in the district with Pierco
and the southwest.
Another subject wihich bids fair to cre
ate considerable Interest is the nrnnnspri
investigation of the conduct of the state
omcers during the past four years. It is
said that a joint resolution, providing for
the appointment of a joint investigating
committee, will be introduced early in the
present areek. It Is desired to Inquire into
the conduct of the Commissioner of Pub
lic Lands, the Superintendent of Public
Instruction and tne Board of Audit and
One prominent Republican Senator stat
ed to The Oregcnlan correspondent Jjiat
he belloved that a. investigation o?the
Board of Control would develop nothing
more than a few possible extravagances,
and that nothing involving moral turpi
tude would be discovered. The other
two places, he said, would demand the
During the recent campaign the Repub
lican papers made gieat capital out of the
school book ccntracts. which were let
by Prcfesfcor Browne, the Democratic
Superintendent, and his Board of Educa
tlon. The contracts were let to a local
concern, organized for the sole purpose
of taking the ccntiact, anc it was charged
th.it there was a Dig steal In the whole
A different state cf affairs exists with
reference to Robert I'lWges, the outgoing
Land Commissioner. His office was not
maJe the target of campaign attack, de
spite persistently circulated rumors of
corruption and scandal. So great was
the fear of an rttack, however, that the
Democratic State Committee did not put
Mr. Bridges on the stump, although he
several times expressed an earnest desire
to make speeches. Goernor Rogers Is
said to be convinced that something Is
wrong n the Cor.inlssijner's office, and
he was one who stcut y insisted that
Bridges be kept off the stump.
Hon. Thomas M. Vance, the outgoing As
sistant Attorney-General, claims to have
gone to the bottom of the Bridges matter,
and to have found everything all right.
However, Mr. "Vance's attitude In the
premises has not altered the determina
tion of many of the Legislators to probe
the matter to the bottom.
The direct primary bill, modeled after
the Minnesota law, has been Introduced,
and Is In the hands of the appropriate
committee. It was introduced by Repre
sentative Reuben W. Jones, of King
County, an earnest advocate of the plan.
As yet It has not aroused sufficient inter
est to Indicate the sentiment of the mem
bers regarding it.
An effort will be made to have the Leg
islature appropriate $50,000 for an exhibit
at the Pan-American exposition. Bills
for this purpose have been Introduced in
both houses. There are hints of oppo
sition, especially from the Eastern Wash
ington members, who want the money ap
propriated for a mining exposition at Spo
All the Legislative "stand-bys" have
been Introduced. Gunderson of Mason
has Introduced a bill forever to abolish
fishtraps. and the old-time bill to prohibit
public officers from accepting free passes
has also been handed In and referred to
the committee on public morals, where it
will probably sleep the long sleep.
Commencing Monday morning, the .Leg
islature will proDably get down to work
in earnest Many members believe that
the session can adjourn within 40 dajs,
but resolutions lin-k.ng to that end have
been ruthlessly voted down thus far. The
members are not showing any disposition
to relinquish tlieii perquisites.
The clerkship matter caused considerable
trouble In the SerMe. The Republicans
agreed in caucus to name 10 committee
clerks, and permit the Democrats to name
five. The opposition to the employment
of so many clerks carried their fight to
the floor of the Senate, but were beaten.
The Senate hac about 30 employes, and
the House a ie-vr more.
CASE OF DISBARRED LAWYER.
31. O. Reed, of Washington, Aslcs fdr
A err Trial Ills Ground.
COLFAX. Jan. 20. The case of the State
vs. M. O.'Reed. a disbarred attorney,
was called in the Supreme Court yester
day morning, on a motion for a new trial.
By stipulation the matter went over until
Reed, who was by order of Judge Orange
Jacobs, of Seattle, suspended from prac
tice In all the courts of tho state, ex
presses a firm determination to fight the
matter In the Supreme Court, on the con
tention that the hearing before Judge
Jacobs was Illegal. He gives two reasons
for this claim first, that If a trial for
disbarment on a charge of contempt of
court Is of a criminal character, trial
could not legally be had except with the
accused present, and If the defense so de
manded, bofore a jury; second, that If the
trial was not criminal, but an adjudica
tion of Reed's property right to practlco
law the plaintiff's demand for a jury
must be acceded to. Besides, it is con
tended that prior to the time originally
set for hearing, December 26. Attorney
General Vance, representing the state,
stipulated with counsel for defendant that
the hearing should be postponed until Jan
uary 12. Reod was absent from the state
on the first-named date, and stipulation
being denied, he was tried and condemned
without being given an opportunity to be
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED HIMSELF.
Seventecn-Year-Old Boy Discharged
Gnn "While Examining It.
VALE. Ore.. Jan. 20. Henry Zutz. Jr.,
a boy 17 years of age, accidentally shot
and killed himself yesterday evening,
about S o'clock, while spending the night
with Bob Smith, a boy friend of his,
who lives six miles from here. The
two boys were alone In the house, and
Zutz was examining a revolver, which
he accidentally discharged, killing him
self instantly The bullet was from a
Smith & Wesson S2-callber weapon, and
blew the right side of his head to frag
ments, scattering the brains for several
The verdict of the Coroner's jury was
that the deceased came to his death by
the" accidental discharge of a revolver in
his own hands.
Pension for Washington Man.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. Senator Tur
ner has secured the allowance of a pen
sion of $6 a month for Oliver P. Wallace,
of Wenatchee, Wash, from March 1, 1S98.
ANEW PORT OF PORTLAND?
EFFORT TO CUT DOWN THE PRES
A Kerr Drydoclc and a. New Dredge
Provisions ol Dr. Smith's BiU
at the Legislature.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 20. Dr. Smith, Sen
ator from Multnomah, has in charge a bill
designed to make changes in the Port of
Portland corporation, and in the laws
under which it is operated. It is proposed
that the number of the commission shall
be reduced to seven, and the members of
the board are to be named in the bill.
Another important provision is that the
construction of a drydock is authorized,
a need felt to be imperative, and under
present conditions not likely to be real
ized unless the work is undertaken by
public authority and at public expense.
A new dredge may also oo built The
bill is quite voluminous, and is said to
have been framed largely upon the sug
gestions of Mr. Ellis- G. Hughes, member
of the Port of Portland Commission, and
also to have received tne indorsement of
the Portland Chamber of Commerce.
The provisions contained In former
measures defining the authority of the
commission and the scope and character
of its work are largely retained, and it Is
expressly declared to bo its duty to "take
such measures as may be deemed neces
sary to provide for a 25-foot ohannef from
Portland to the sea.
Section 5 contains the provision relative
to a drydock. It is declared that tne
Port of Portland shall have power In Its
discretion to secure a site for, and to
erect, own and operate a drydock at Port
land. The dock shall be of sufficient size
and capacity to accommodate vessels 400
feet in length. Its location shall be upon
the Willamette River, and It shall be of
tho pattern or style known as the floating
drydock. It is provided that the Port
of Portland shall not be authorized to
carry on the work of repairing, cleaning
or painting vessels, but that the dock
shall be at all times open to the various
mechanics of tho City of Portland for the
performance of such work.
It 13 provided that the Port of Portland
shall have power to contract with the
general Government for harbor Improve
ment at Portland, and for river Improve
ment along the channel to the sea. An
other provision is that the board shall not
make a contract of any kind, save only
for the repayment of money borrowed,
with any one of its members, or with any
copartnership, firm or corporation of
which any one or more of the commis
sioners may be a member, or in which
he or they may be directly or indirectly
interested; and all contracts so made shall
be declared null and void. It will be re
membered that alleged abuses of this kind
cut somewhat of algure in the last Port
To acquire a site for a drydock and for
other necessary purposes in connection
therewith, the Port of Portland shall have
power to borrow suoh sum or sums of
money as may be necessary to secure the
site, and to construct and place In opera
tion the drydock. In a sum not exceeding
$400,000, and to Issue Its bonds therefor.
Other than this the corporation shall not
have power to Incur any further bonded
Indebtedness. The existing indebtedness
Is ratified and confirmed. The bonds
shall be Issued in the sum of $100 each,
shall.be for the term of 30 years, and
shall bear Interest of not more than 4 per
cent. It seems to be expected that the
Income from the drydock will pay the cost
of Its operation and the interest on Its
Indebtedness, and a special drydock fund
is oreated. but it is provided that no such
fund shall be created cintll there are
no moneys on hand from the drydock in
come or previous taxes. The bill also
makes provision for- the construction of
a new dredge, and for the levy of an
extra tax to pay for .Its construction,
provided tlhere Is ngt a sufficient amount
on hand In the general fund. Provis
ion is made for a sinking fund, and other
details for the protection of the corpora
tion's income and expenditures are elab
orately set forth.
In Its present form th bill does not
name the four commissioners, but Dr.
Smith states that he desires to make no
secret whatever of the plans of the pro
moters of the measure. ft Is probable
that the following persons will constitute
the proposed board: Messrs. Charles E.
Ladd, Ellis G. Hughes, T. B. Wilcox,
John McCraken, M. C. Banfleld, B. S.
Riley and Ben Selling. The first four named
are members of the present board.
Messrs. Banfleld and Riley are Democrats.
All vacancies are to be filled temporarily
by the board, until the next succeeding
Legislature, which shall then elect Dr.
Smith states that there are several mem
bers of the present board who would
make very acceptable members of the
proposed commission, but for various rea
sons it has seemed to him desirable that
changes be made. He has also found, he
says, that the present board has done
very excellent work, and he quite freely
states that the -clamor against Its man
agement Is unjustified, at least to a very
great extent It cannot be stated as yet
that the measure has the full indorsement
of the Multnomah delegation. It has not
been formally considered by them, but
Dr. Smith fully believes that when the
matter Is taken up the bill will receive the
warm support of his colleagues.
BAKER CITY IN DARKNESS.
Lighting Contract Rescinded and
Street Lamps Turned Off.
BAKER CITY, Jan. 20. Baker City Is
In darkness. At the meeting of the Coun
cil, held last evening, tne contract with
a local gas company for lighting streets
was rescinded, and without another expe
dient being provided street lights have
been turned off. For the past few months
great complaint has been made regard
ing the efficiency of the light service.
Gas lamps are distributed at remote dis
tances from each other, In very wide
streets, and would be of little value at
their best but, unfortunately for Baker,
the street lights have fallen almost to
the grade of a kerosene lamp. Often the
light thrown out from, each sufficed barely
to illumine a space of a dozen feet from
the lamp post
What will be done by the Council for
lighting is not known. There seems gen
eral approval of a plan to utilize the
power of the new gravity water system
for generating sufficient electricity for
city lighting. Mayor Carter recommend
ed that plans looking to this end be con
sidered, and other members of the city
government have approved this plan. But
this power will not be available until late
In the Spring or Summer, as the water
system cannot be completed before then.
Baker will be a long time In darkness,
should no provision be sooner made for
illuminating the streets. But people take
the consolation that they have been care
fully drilled to the experience, as their
gas lamps were little better than none at
At the same meeting of the Council a
city tax of 10 mills was decided upon to
pay Interest and to meet outstanding ob
ligations. K. of P. Lodge Instituted at Lavrton.
A new lodge of Knights of Pythias was
Instituted last evening at Lawton, Grant
County. George W. Jett past grand
chancellor, acted as Instituting officer,
being assisted by a delegation of. knights
from Baker City, Sumpter, and members
of the order appearing as charter mem
bers. Golden, Na. S2, was the title taken.
A total membership of 25 was the record
of the first 'night's work. Among the vis
itors present were: W. B. Sargent, G. F.
Johnson, Frank Geddes. W. A. Houston,
H. E. Baker, W. F. Klnsey, D. M. Boyn
ton, S. A. Glasgow, D. P. Tyler and H.
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MINING CONTRACT LET.
Tunnel to Be Dug on Leo Company's
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BAKER CITY, Jan. 20. A contract was
let yesterday by the Leo ijlnlng & Milling
Company for a 450-foot tunnel on the Leo
No. 2, one of the seven claims owned and
operated by this corporation. These
claims, known as the Leo No. 2, Los
Gatos, Bellevlew, Alamo, Laura D. and
Forget-Me-Not, are In the Alamo districts
On the Leo No. 2, 150 feet df cross-cut
tunnel have been driven, cutting three
distinct ledges. One of these Is reported
by the management to be 20 feet wide,
with an average value of ?S per ton; an
other 30 feet wide, with an average value
of $5 a ton, and a third vein 11 feet la
width, showing up about the same values.
The long tunnel contracted for yester
day is on, another vein outcropping on
the property. Its average width is re
ported to be about four feet, with assay
values as high as $33 a ton. Depth will
be gained very rapidly, as the breast of
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the tunnel when In 450 feet will be 350 feet
below the surface of the ground above.
Jackson, Hcrzler & Bell are the con
tractors. Letting of the contract followed Imme
diately upon a meeting of the stockhold
ers for organization. At this meeting H.
J. Wlthey was elected president; J. W.
Daly, vice-president, and A. C. McClel
land, secretary and treasurer. It was the
unanimous opinion of the stockholders
that work should be pushed with vigor,
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450-foot tunnel was completed arrange
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opment. BIG IDAHO MINING DEAL.
Famous "Uncle Ben" Gronp Sold Out
right to NeTV York; Syndicate.
BOISE, Jan. 19. One of the most Im
portant mining deals for Idaho has been
closed within the past three weeks,
Whereby New York capital takes over the
"Uncle Ben" group of mines at Bona
parte, Elmore County. The new corpora
tion Is named the Idaho-Apex Mining.
Company, with Jerome Carthy, the well
known Jurist and capitalist, at Its head.
This Information comes In a seml-privat
letter from Mr. Carthy.
The "Uncle Ben" has a history, not es
pecially peculiar, but certainly Interest
ing. The discoverer was "Uncle Ben"
Nordyke, who Is one of the oldest of the
old-timers, having1 come Into Idaho in the
early 'COs, the first point of his residence
being in the Boise Basin. Like a major
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was erratic, a"nd his changes of residence
of common occurrence.
So he drifted over into Elmore, then
Alturas, County, made a stake at Rocky
Bar, "blew it in," and became disgusted.
He packed one little cayuse and started
out alone, dead broke, finally camping for
a night In an Isolated gulch which had
apparently never before been visited by
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whites. In the morning he cooked and
a,te breakfast, then thought he had bet
ter take out a prospect or two. The dirt
was rich beyond anything he had before
seen. In two months' time he had J30.000.
Winter coming on, he left for San Fran
cisco, where he remained until he came
back, broke, In the Spring, to find the
gulch literally 'alive with people" and
every foot of ground occupied.
The old man wandered about frpm camp
to camp for a number of years, finally
drifting back to the same old gulch, find
ing It worked out and abandoned. He be
lieved good quartz ledges would be there,
prospected, and found them. He began
work again, and for the past several
years he has made very good money, first
with one stamp, then Increasing to three,
and last Spring adding two more.
Last Summer he said he did not partic
ularly care to sell, and that he would not
bond. The letter from New York today
shows he was telling the truth. The new
company has purchased his mine outright,
as well as signed a bond agreeing to put
and keep on a large force of men. This
deal means new activity for the mines of
SHOT IN THE JAW AND NECK.
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CANYON CITY, Jan. 20. A shooting af
fray took place Thursday evening at
Long Creek, about 30 miles north of this
place, In which Joe Williams, an ex
member of the Rough Riders, was shot in
the Jaw and neck by Bert Dustln. The
affair was the outcome of trouble that
occurred between the two men about-two
months ago. The shooting took place In
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necessarily fatal wound. No arrests have
Only Four Bills Have Been Intro
BOISE, Jan. iO. Tho present meeting
of the Idaho Legislature is peculiar In
many respects. No bills were Introduced
until last week, and then only four. They
are: A bill to license gambling; a bill
doing away with the deficiency Judgment
law; a bill curtailing the powers of the
Governor In case of insurrections, and a
bill Intended practically to prohibit the
introduction of labor into the state In case
of a strike, lockout or other labor trou
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been Indorsed In caucus of the fusion
Is ts, and will probably pass, but the other
two will have serious and, many hope,
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COLFAX, Jan. 20. Neal White, a pio
neer settler in the Palouse Valley, and a"
resident of this place for nearly 30 years,
died yesterday, aged 76 years. Prior to
his coming here for permanent residence,
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