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THE MOBNING OREGONIAN, SATUEDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1901.
MITCHELL TO MOVE
Will 'Make Great Effort to
Get into Senatorial Race,
NEXT TUESDAY IS THE TIME
Ex-Senator Hopes to Hold McBride
Forces Topjetlior Until Then, and
Alho That Democrat "Will
Come to Ills Support.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 15. It is generally re
ported tonight that John H. Mitchell will
make his great effort to get into the
Senatorial fight next Tuesday. As al
ready reported, the move to Hermann
by the McBride forces was dictated by
Mitchell, who wanted to prevent an an
ticipated break of the original Hermann
men to Mr. Corbett. The. plan is said
to be to keep the forces intact until next
week, and if possible prevent any gains
by Mr. Corbett, so that the "minority Re
publican vote may be delivered as fully
as possible to Mr. Mitchell. "It is hoped,
too, that the Democrats may by that
time be In a frame of mind to do some
thing for the ex-Senator. The whole in
fluence of Senator Inman and his friends,
however, continues to be directed against
any break. No stronger crystallising force
than Mr. Inman could have been found,
and it will undoubtedly be more dif
ficult, for Democrats to break away from
him "than almost any other Democrat.
Senator Inman stands for straight De
mocracy and he believes it is a ros8
betrayal not only of party confidence,
but of a public trust, for any person elect
ed as a Democrat to vote for a Repub
lican. The number of departures tonight for
the Saturday and Sunday holiday is fewer
than at any time during the session and
a full attendance may be expected to
morrow in the separate houses and in
the joint convention. On the surface
there is no reason to anticipate any
change tomorrow, but it is to be remem
bered that it was on a Saturday that
Senator McBride made his first and only
gain of votes, and on the following Sat
urday that entire following left him and
went to Judge Williams.
THE LIXE-UP THE SAME.
"So Change in the Joint Ballot for
United State Senator.
SALEM, Feb. 15. TJie joint convention
today produced no Incident of importance.
Representative McQueene, who yesterday
voted for Richard Williams, today re
turned to Binger Hermann, and that gen
tleman therefore polled his maximum
strength. The only absentee was Senator
"Wehrung. The vote resulted:
H. TV. Corbett v 32
Binger Hermann 80
George H. Williams 1
R. D. Inman 25
W. E. Robertson 1
HAD HERMANN ELECTED.
"Washington Rumor "Which Caused
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. There was a
small-eized sensation In thj Land Office
shortly after noon today, when a rumor
rapidly spread to the effect that Commis
sioner Hermann had been elected to the
Senate. Chiefs of divisions, clerks and
messengers rushed into the Commission
er's office to extend their congratulations,
but Mr. Hermann quickly dispelled their
enthusiasm by assuring them that the ru
mor was absurd, as the Legislature could
not have met for today. Mr. Hermann
has little to say about the Senatorial sit
uation. AX UIt USUAL PROCEEDING.
Printing Bill Taken From Printing
and Ghcn to Commerce Committee.
8ALBM, Feb. 13. One of the unusual
proceedings of the Senate today was its'
action in taking a bill relating to the com
pensation of the State Printer away from
the committee on printing and referring
it to the committee on commerce. This
bill was introduced this morning by 'Sen
ator Smith, of Multnomah, and proposes
a. reduction in the compensation of the
State Printer. It was read twice under
suspension of the rules, and the president
referred it to the committee on printing.
Senator Smith immediately arose and
asked that the bill be referred to the com
mittee on commerce. President Fulton
said that it was too late, as the bill had
already been referred to the committee on
printing, -where it properly belonged. The
change could not be made without setting
aside the order just made. Smith then
moved that the bill be taken from the
committee on printing and be referred to
the committee on commerce, of which he
Is chairman. The motion was seconded
b5r Mulkey, who is the father of the meas
ure looking to the reduction of the cost
of state printing.
Porter, who Is chairman of the commit
tee on printing, vigorously protested
against this proceeding and demanded to
know the reason why the bill should be
taken from the committee to which It
should go in regular course. No one an
swered the requested, and the motion
having been put, the chair was unable to
decide which side had a majority, and
called for a standing vote. A large num
ber voted in favor of the motion, while
Porter stood alone against it. The bill,
therefore, went to the committee on com
merce. The bill provides compensation as fol
lows: "The compensation of the State Printer
shall -be as follows: For composition upon
all bills and resolutions in the nature of
laws, and printed In bill form, 20 cents per
1000 ems; for all other composition, 27
cents per 1000 ems; for column or figure
matter: Two columns, 7& cents extra;
three columns, 17 cents extra; four col
umns. 27 cents extra,
"For rule and figure. 27 cents extra.
"For press work on laws, journals, re
ports, etc., "per token of 240 sheets, 16 pages
to the form, 27 cents; but preeswprk
shall not be counted except upon the basis
of eight pages' to the signature, and one
token for each signature and fractional
part of a signature. Presswork upon
bills and resolutions in the nature of laws
shall be one token for bills of one and
two pages, and two tokens for bills of
three or four pages, and shall be paid for
at 25 cents per token of 240 sheots.JJ - -
ORPHAX BOL REFERRED.
House Turned It Over to Judiciary
SALEM, Or., Feb. 15. The Senate bill
providing for an appropriation for the
care of orphans and abandoned children
came up In the. HoUse this afternoon for
- third reading, taking "the place pf Hoi
brook's bill in the Hou&e that was first
in lino under the regular order of busi
ness. Barrett moved that the House
go into committee of the whole to con
sider the bill, which was agreed to.
Tho bill, as it passed the Senate, was
read. Eddy, while claiming the motive
of the bill was a good one, was sur
prised that no limit to the appropriation
had been made; so he suggested that the
bill be re-referred to the committee on
Briggs found fault with the bill be
cause it made no provision for finding
out the orphans. He considered that such
children should be placed under charge of
the Boys' and Girls Aid Society.
Barrett opposed any rc-refcrence of the
bill. The bill", as passed by the Senate,
was the result of a good deal of care
and Investigation and was as near per
fect as could be. The measure was a
meritorious one and should be passed.
Eddy insisted that it would be neces
sary to have some limit to the appro
priation, eo moved that the committee
arise, report to the House, and so have
the bill properly amended.
Barrett contended that the bill could
be amended in committee of the whole.
This was the time to fix the limit of
the appropriation, if It was demanded.
The Stjite of Oregon should care for its
orphans and this bill was a meritorious
The motion to report back'to the House
prevailed and Chairman Dresser, of the
committee of the whole, reported the ac
Barrett moved that the bill be referred
to the committee on Judiciary with leave
to report at any time. The motion pre
FREE LUNCHES XOT ABOLISHED.
"Watson' Reform Bill Fails to Meet
SALEM, Feb. 15. The one ripple of ex
citement in the House this morning was
when the Watson anti-free lunch bill
came up for third reading. Reading Clerk
WllHon had got half through the bill,
when Nottingham Interrupted the reading
by stating that the bill had got a place
on the calendar through some mistake, as
the Multnomah delegation, to which it had
been referred, had not acted upon it. The
record on the bill showed It had beon rec
ommended for passage, which brought
Orton. chairman of the Multnomah dele
gation to his feet with an explanation
that in some way the bill got mixed up
with others that had been considered, and
thus Inadvertently reported favorably. He
then moved that the bill be recommitted
to the committee on health and public
Watson, who had Just returned from a
trip to Portland, and taken his seat, had
blood In his eye over the treatment of his
pet measure. He said it really only affect
ed Portland, and it was desired by the sa
loon men and restaurant-keepers of that
city. "That man over there." he said,
shaking his finger at Orton. "dodges the
question. I want an expression of the
House at this time. There are a great
many joung men going wrong: there are
a great many young women going wrong
on account of free lunches, and as law
abiding citizens we ought to give this bill
serious consideration. Every member of
the 'House who has a son or daughter
should vote for the bill, as the saloon free
lunch might prove the cause of ruining
your homes. Besides this great danger,
the saloon free lunch Is making vagrants,
as" "men can now. for 5 or 10 cents, get a
meal In a saloon, and won't work! This
bill Is in the interest of the morals of
the State cf Oregon, and Is no laughing
matter. I want to say now that that
man's (pointing at Orton) statement is
false, and I'm here to ay so." Orton
moved to re-rcfer the bijl to the commit
tee on irrigation. Barrett seconded the
motion, and added that the bill be made
a special order for February 24, at 11:?0
P. M. Both atempts to bury the bill
failed, and It came up for final passage,
and was defeated by the following vote:
Yeas Brlggs, Butt, Colvlg, Eddy, Em
mett, Geer. Grace, Harris, Hawkins,
Hedges, Ingram, Mattqon, McQueene,
Merrill, Montague, Nottingham, Poorman,
Reavis, Shipley, Simpson, Stewart,
Thompson of Multnomah, Watson, Whit
ney, Mr. Speaker 25 (not a constitutional
Noes Allen, Barrett, Bernards, Black.
Carter, Cattanaph, Dresser, Dxlscoll,
Hartman, Hemenway, Kcene, Kirk, Mc
Allster. McCraken, McGreer. Miller.
Pearce, Rice, Schumann, Smith of Marlon,
Smith of Multnomah, Story, Talbert,
Thomson of Umatilla, "Vincent 21.
Absent Edson, Hahn, Heitkemper,
Hume, Kruse, Lamson, Nichols, Roberts.
Not voting Holcomb, Orton, Smith of
TAKEX AWAY FROM COMMITTEE.
House Evidently "Wants to Hush the
SALEM, Feb. 15. The committee on
commerce, which has had in hand the
Proebstel ntckel-ln-the-slot bill, did not
report as soon as some of its active sup-
porters desired; so Edson today Intro
duced a resolution that the chairman of
the committee be compelled to report.
The speaker held that the committee
could not be compelled tq report by reso
lution. Poorman then moved that the
committee be relieved from further con
sideration of the bill, which carried. So
the measure takes 1s place on the cal
endar. It would seem that the House Is
in somewhat of a hurry about this mat
ter, inasmuch as the bill was only referred
to the committee two days ago. The ex
planation is that the House is evidently
determined to abolish the slot machines,
and wants to do It at once.
LANE-LINN COUXTY LINE.
House Committee Unfavorably Re
port Compromise Measure.
SALBM, Feb. 15. The House commit
tee on counties this morning presented an
unfavorable report upon Senate bill 158,
fixing the boundary line between Linn and
Lane Counties. This was a compromise
measure that apparently gave satisfac
tion, but it now appears that there was a
quiet understanding that the compromise
should be accepted by the Senate and the
real fight to prevent any change In the
boundary lines of the two counties would
be made in the HouEe. With an unfavor
able report behind them, the opponents
of boundary changes have the best of the
situation, butsthose persons who are .anx
ious to change the existing boundary pro
pose to fight It out to the finish.
Divorce Bill Failed to Pass.
SALEM, Feb. 15. House bill No. 7, by
Edson, was read the tblrd time today.
The bill was Introduced by Edson at the
truest, uj. u uumuer or vatningon coun
ty attorneys, and provided that divorces
cap be granted upon ground of incurable
insanity, providing that the defendant
has been confined in the Oregon State
Asylum for the period of 10 years. The
judiciary committee recommended that
the bill do not pass.
Barrett of Grant vigorously opposed
the measure, saying no man was entitled
to a divorce from his wife .for such a
cause. He should take care, of her for
five, ten, twenty years, or soong as she
lived. "This bill seems to be in the In
terest of some attorney," be said. "I
am opposed to It and hope every mem
ber In the House will vote against It."
The bill failed to pass, tfiere being only
eight votes In its favor.
Bill lor Release of Sureties Lost.
SALEM. Feb. 15. In the House today
the Watson bill for release of sureties
failed to pass. Watson said the bill was
given him by a representative of one of
the surety companies, and he Introduced
it at his request. Colvlg and Eddy both
denounced the measure as one of uncer
tainty and as being loosely drawn. When
the vote -was taken and Watson's name
was called, he was so busy with the key--hple-
of bis desk that he had no time to
vote either for or against his bill.
House Favors High School at Burns.
SALEM, Feb. 15. House bill No. 151,
by Geer. to establish a high" school at
Burns, was taken up today for third
reading. The bill carries an appropria
tion. The House went Into committee of the
whole, with Colvlg In the chair. The
bill was reported favorably to the House,
but before the vote on its passage was
taken. Butt of Yamhill and Colvlg of
Josephine opposed the bill. The bill was
passed by a vote of 34. to 2L
SOVERDIGXTY OF COUNTY JUpGE
Bill I Compared With Gocbcl Lnyr
of KcntpcU Printed Circular
SALEM, Feb. 15. Strenuous efforts arc
being made by certain persons in the
lpbby to defeat the various bills granting
tho County Judge unlimited powers, and
circulars have beon printed and distrib
uted among the members of the Legisla
ture. One of them Is headed: "Gocbcl
Election Law; County Judge of Multno
mah to Be a Political Autocrat." The cir
"The iniquitous Goebcl election law of
Kentucky Is a measure of childlike sim
plicity as compared with the combination
of measures introduced at the present ses
sion of our Xeglslature. The manner In
which House bills Nos. 7S and 1S3 and
Senate bills Nos. ISO and 153 dovetail into
one another gives evidence of the work of
a shrewd political manipulator. Where do
our citizens stand?
"Are these incidents of the bills enu
"Are the members of the Multnomah
delegation knowingly In collusion with
the framcrs of the bills? If not in collu
sion, will the members of the Multnomah
delegation quietly submit to being hood
winked?" "Senator Hunt today toqk occasion to
denounce the author of this circular as
a coward, and to declare that Its state
ments are not true.
Another circular Is in opposition to the
consolidation of the ofllces of the Clerk
of the County Coprt, Clerk of the Cir
cuit Court and Recorder of Conveyances
of Multnomah County. It states that the
proposed change will seriously impair the
efficiency of the offices, and that this fact
Is thoroughly recognized by attorneys and
abstracters of Multnomah County, 90 per
cent of whom are opposed to the meas
ure. The bill Is otherwise criticised as
"Section 5. This Is the trick section of
the bill, and opens the door to more po
litical sculduggcry than Is apparent on the
surface. It Is open to the rankest kind
of abuse, and, by a little connivance on
.the part of a few officers, may be made
an asylum for such a hungry horde of
ward heelers and political hacks as would
be sufficient to elect or defeat an entire
ticket. Multnoma County has had quite
recently an example, on a somewhat
smaller scale, of what can be done In this
In section 6 "it is provided that the
Incumbent be required to give a bond In
the sum of $25,000 in such a manner as
nullifies the effect of section 6, page 1(6,
session laws of 1S99. in tho fact that It
prohibits the execution of such bond by
a surety company."
Section 5, referred to provides:
"Section 5. In addition to the doputles
hereinbefore mentioned, the County
Clerk may, upon the necessity being
shown to the County Court of Multnomah
County and order obtained therefor, em
ploy such additional help as may be neces
sary, temporarily, to perform any special
work, at a compensation not exceeding
?2 50 per day."
In conclusion, the circular calls atten
tion to the fact that the following coun
ties have both County Clerks and Record
ers, in none of which the transactions
amount to one-fourth of those In Multno
mah County: Baker, Benton, Clackamas,
Jackson, Linn, Marlon, Umatilla, Union,
Washington and Yamhill.
IX THE SEXATE.
Longer Sessions "Will Hereafter Be
6ALEM, Or., Feb. 15. The Senate was
called to order at 10 A. M., and opened
with prayer by Rev. H. A. Ketchum. of
the First Presbyterian Church, of Salem.
Moved by Booth that hereafter the Sen
ate convene every morning at 9:30 o'clock
and every evening at 7.30. Carried.
The Judiciary committee reported un
favorably on the following bills:
S. B. 16, by Mulkey, to tax express, tele
phone and telegraph companies.
S. B. 30, by Marstcrs. to fix the rate
of taxation on railroads, telephone and
S. B. 133. by Clem, to tax incomes.
These bills were reported unfavorably
because the committee believed them to
be In contravention of section 18, of ar
ticle 4, of the constitution.
Bills wore Introduced as follows:
By Mays, to create a board to draft a
bill for a Portland charter.
By Swepk. to regulate surety companies.
By Inman. to protect the property of
manufacturers of soda pop.
By Smith of Baker, substitute for S
B. lia, to regulate Insurance companies.
By Smith of Multnomah, tp amend the
law relating to the compensation of State
Printer, so as to reduce the compensa
tion of that official.
By Kelly, to amend sections 72 and 76 of
By Smith of Yamhill, to provide for
supplying the state institutions with
By Smith of Multnomah, to regulate the
practice pf dentistry.
Senate bill 47, by Clem, to amend the
law relating to the election of road super
visors, was defeated.
Senate bill 171, by Smith of Multnomah,
the Port of Portland bill, was passed by a
vote of 19 to 3, Howe, Josephl and Stelwer
Senate bill 170, by Wehrung, to reimburse
Washington County, was defeated.
Senate joint memorial No. 10, by John
ston, urging Congress to appropriate
money to reimburse the settlers of Wasco
and Sherman County, who were ousted
fom their "homes by reason of The Dalles
military road grant, was adopted.
Senate joint resolution No. 9, by Josephl.
to amend the constitution so as to per.
mit the location of state Jnstlutions away
frpm he capital, was adopted.
Senate Joint resolution No. 5, by Mars
ters, to amend section 14, article 2. of the
constitution, relating to electiqns, was
Senate bill 225, by Smith of Multnomah,
to reduce the compensation of the State
Printer, was taken from the committee
on printing and referred to the commit
tee on commerce.
The Senate concurred in House concur,
rent resolution No. 16, for a committee to
meet the members of the Idaho Legisla
ture at the state line.
Senate bill 162, by Brownell, to amend
section SS80 of Hills code, was passed.
Senate bill 201, by the committee on
assessment and taxation, was made a spe
cial order for 9;30 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. House bill CS, the Booth bill for assess
ment and apportionment of taxes, was
read three times under suspension of the
rues and was amended.
Reports were received from the Joint
committees on investigation of the state
water supply and on inspection of the
affairs of the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society.
The reports were placed on file.
Senate bill 65, by Hunt, to provide pri
mary elections, was passed.
Senate bill 16, by Mulkey, to tax ex
press, telephone and telegraph companies,
was recommitted to the committee on
assessment and taxation.
House bill CS, by the committee on as
sessment and taxation, the Booth appor
tionment bill, was passed.
At the evening session Clem's bill to tax
incomes was laid on the table.
Senate bill 207, by Fulton, to incorporate
Seaside, was passed.
Senate joint resolution 14, to authorize
the printing of 5000 copies of the game
laws, was Introduced by Senator Johns
ton. Senate bill 127, by Sweek, to protect
dramatic plays, was passed.
i Senate bill 174, by Brownell, tp provide
funds for salmon hatcheries, was defeat
ed, but later reconsidered and referred
to the fishery committee.
Fulton introduced a bill to amend the
charter of Astoria. It went through three
readings and was passed.
JX THE HOUSE.
Portland Measure With .Several
Othrs Killed by Committee.
SALBM, Or. Feb. 15. Rev. Dr. Ketch
um. of the Salem Ministerial Association,
opened the morning session of the House
The regular order of business was
passed over In order that a number of
House bills could be advanced in the read
ings, and the reports of various commit
On moUon of Barrett, the report of the
special committee appointed to select an
oil portrait of Governor Geer and Its se
lection of the painting by E. W. Moore,
at a cost of $600, was approved.
The Senate resolution proposing an
amendment to the -constitution, so that
the Incorporation of laws and framing
of charters can be taken from the Legis
lature and placed directly In the hands of
municipalities, was adopted.
House bill 217, by Simpson, for protec
tion of .oysters, lobsters and other food
fishes. Introduced Into Oregon b the
United States Government, was taken up
on return to the regular or,der of business.
The bill as amended carried an appropria
tion of ?1Q00. The bill was passed.
House bill 12S, by Bernards, providing
that chartered schools of the state be
furnished Vlth all statp documents was
Watson's anti-free lunch bill came up
for third reading just before the noon
hour, and was defeated.
House bin S3, by Watson, abolishing fees
and mileage of Sheriff of Multnomah
County, was passed.
Roberts, chairman of the committee on
fisheries' was gfyen unanimous consent to
present a report and a substitute bill In
relation to the fishing Industry. The new
bill was ordered printed and made a spe
cial order for 2:C0 Monday.
House bill 1S3. by HcUkomper, regulat
ing the recording of chattel mortgages,
House bill 142. by Pearce. appropriat
ing $50 for relief of S. R. Scott. In re
turn for burning of 3trawstacks set afire
by an escaped insane patient, failed to
The ways and means committee has
killed the bill Introduced by Watson to
appropriate $4000 for the Woman's In
dustrial School at Portland, by recom
mcrdlng that It do riot pass. The bill In
troduced by Pearce to purchase an ex
ecutive mansion; the one for a statuette
of Colonel Baker, and one appropriating
$10,000 for advertising Oregon shared a
House bill 88, by Schumann, regulating
the purchase of public supplies, was
House bill 177, b.v Eddy, defining loca
tion of natural oyster-beds In Netart's
Bay, Tillamook County, passed.
House bill 179, by. Simpson, fixing time
for catching salmon In AJsea Bay, and
prohibiting use of traps and fishwheels
VALE WON COUXTY SEAT FIGHT.
Ontario Defeated in Its Ambition to
Be Capital of Malheur.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 15. In the House to
night the Malheur County seat fight came
up and Vale won. The friends of both
Vale and Ontario were greatly In evi
dence during consideration of the bill.
Geer of Harney, who also represents
Malheur, made an earnest plea for the
passage of this bill. Colvlg of Josephine
took up the fight for Vale. He presented
a petition from what he said was a ma
jority of the legal voters of Mauheur
County, remonstrating against any en
abling act being granted for relocation
of the county seat. Hedges spoke In In
terest of Ontario, Butt and Dresser In
opposition. Pearce, one of the commit
tee on counties which had reported the
bill favorably, urged the House to con
firm such action. The bill was defeated,
25 to 24.
FAVORABLE TO VOLUXTEERS.
Claim for Loss on Uniforms Favor
ably Considered -by Committee.
SALEM, Feb. 15. The ways and means
commltteo this evening passed upon a
number of minor claims, and decided to
report favorably on the claim of the
Second Oregon Volunteers for reimburse
ment for their loss in" being old second
hand clothing hy the general Govern
ment. As the matter was presented to
the committee, It appears that when the
Second Oregon was mustered in, the Gov
ernment charged theni full price for the
uniforms they were given. These were
suits that had been used by the Oregon
National Guard. The Government later
reimbursed the state and the funds thus
received were used in part to defray the
expenses of an encampment. The bill
which the committee will report provides
that each soldiers shall he reimbursed
in a sum not to exceed $11. The total
cost to the state will be about $12,000.
MUST STICK CLOSER TO SUBJECT.
Senators Xot to be Allowed to Debate
Their Votes on BULs.
SALEM. Feb. 15. President Fulton this
morning took occasion to call the at
tention of the Senators toa practice
wnicn nas -qecome general, or arguing a
question after the jrqll call upon final
passage has begun. Jle stated that it Is
within the rules of the Senate for a
member to explain his vote, but that it
Is not permissible for a memher to take.
advantage of this privilege to express
bis opinion upon the merits of the bill.
The man who introduces the bill has lue
right to close the debate, and If mem
bers be allowed to discuss a bill after
the roll call nas begun, pils right will
be denied. The . chair therefdfe pn
nounccd his determination to enforce the
rule and fqrhid debating under tho pre
tense of explalnlnga 'vote.
XEARLY UXAJLMOUS FOk IT.
genntc Passed Port of Portland Bill
McCraken Xot Dropped.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 15, The Port of
Portland bill passed the Senate today with
only three dissenting votes. The Mult
nomah delegation had reconsldorcd Its
determination to drop John McCraken
from the board, and restored his name
in the place of that of Pilot Patterson.
Senator Josephl voted against the meas
ure, although he had promised not to
peak and work against it. provided Mr.
McCraken was restored. Senator Josephl
received a tejegram from the presi
dent and secretary of the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce urging the defeat of the
bill. Like telegrams were sent to Presi
dent FultQn and Speaker Reeder. It ll
likely That the measure will meet more
opposition In the House.
Tsvp Taxation Bills Killed.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 15. Three Senate bills
providing for taxation were killed today
by the Judiciary committee on the ground
that they conflicted with section IS, of,
article 4. of the constitution,, which -reads
"Bills may originate In either House,
but may be amended or rejected in tho
other, except that bills for raising reve
nue shall originate in the House of Rep
resentatives." The bills thus finally dis
posed of were Senate bill 16, by Mulkey,
to tax express, telephone and telegraph
companies; Senate bill 30, by Marsters,
for the same purpose, and Clem's bill to
Dental BIU Is Having a Rocky Rond.
SALBM, Feb. 15. The dental bill is hav
ing a rocky road. It passed the Senate,
but when it got to the House It myste
riously disappeared. Senator Smith, of
Multnomah, who today reintroduced the
bill, declares tbe former measure had
been stolen. The Senate passed the bill
under suspension oX rulea. . .
THREE OFFICES IN ONE
MULTNflMAU COUXTY BILL PASSED
Departments Affected Are Those pf
Clcxji of Circuit and County
Court and Recorder.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 15. The citizen's
delegation from Multnomah succeeded to
night in securing passage In the House
of the Nottingham bill consolidating the
offices of County Clerk, Clerk of Cir
cuit Court and Recorder of Multnomah.
There was much argument. Story op
posed the bill on the ground that It was
Nottingham, author of the bill, said It
wag drawn In the Interest of economy
and had the Taxpayers' League and 03
per cent of. the taxpayers of Portland
behind It. It did not affect the present
officers holding thee offices, but clthor
the principals or chief deputies of thej-e
offices have been in the lobby here during
the whole session working against Us
passage. Nottingham became personal In
his remarks about Story and was re
minded by hc Srcaker that he must con
fine his remarks to the merits of the
Story controverted the statement of
Nottingham regarding all the taxpayers
of Multnomah County, as there were
thousands of poor taxpayers not repre
sented by the rich men belonging to the
Taxpayers" League. Sohuman explained
the financial side of the argument In fa
vor of" the bill, there being, according to
his figures, a deficit of over $19,000 In
the costs of the three offices. McCraken
doubted If one official could perform the
duties demanded by consolidation. There
was such a thing as going too far. and
he did not think the county would be
benefited by the proposed change.
Dresser, joint Representative, based his
vote on the bill on the constitutional
bearing on the question. He claimed that
the office of Recorder and Clerk of the
Circuit Court created by the Legislature
were constitutional officers which, once
created, can not be abolished by some
subsequent Legislative act.
Eddy of Tillamook disputed lEe consti
tutional view of the question presented
by Dresser and claimed that any bill
passed by one Legislature could be re
pealed by a subsequent one.
Smith of Multnomah insisted that the
friends of the bill represent 95 per cent
of the taxpayers. The bill passed.
House bill No. 76, by Holcomb. provid
ing for the election of Supervisors in
Multnomah County, also came up tonight.
Story opposed the bill, saiing it ought
to be defeated, as it was unconstitutional,
and members of the -House should not
stullfy themselves. He referred to the
constitutional "provision which prohibits
"the class of legislation sought to De en
forced by the bill. Holcomb, author of
tho bill, moved that the bill be re-referred
to the Multnomah delegation for amend
ment, which was allowed, and the bill
was made a special order for tqmorrow
at 11 A. M.
CIRCUaiSTAXCES ALTER CASES.
Legislature Finds It Inopportune to
Ankjdnlio Solons io Visit Salem.
SALEM. Feb. 15. At tbe opening of the
session this morning Speaker Reeder an
nounced that he had received a tele
gram from the Idaho Legislature, stating
that that body was about to start on Its
visiting tour, but that Salem was left
out, owing to the non-receipt of an invi
tation to visit the Oregon Legislature.
The Speaker stated he had conferred
with President Fulton, of the Senate, and
they had decided that it would be In
opportune to invite the members of the
Idaho Legislature to visit Salem during
the closing days of the session, as the
business would be too pressing to allow
the member? rightly to entertain the ls
itors. The views of Speaker Reader were
approved, and he has notified the mem
bers of the Idaho Legislature of the sit
uation and regretting that the conditions
prevailing prevented the extension of
courtesies that, otherwise, fhe Oregon
Legislature would be pleased to tender.
DEFEATED IX THE HOUSE.
Orton's BUI FLsInp Time and Manner
of PajirifT Wapes.
SALEM, Feb. 15. House bill 104, by Or
ton, fixing the time and manner of pay
ing wages, caused considerable discussion
In the Houso on its third reading. The
bill had been reported to the House by
the committee on labor and industries
without recommendation, and the diver
sity of opinion among the members as to
what the bill really provided was so gen
eral that no one could reach a satisfactory
conclusion as to the real merits of the
measure. The bill failed to secure the
necessary number of votes to Insure Its
Manogement Is Commended.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 15. The report of the
Joint committee for the inspection of the
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society says that
the committee has found the Institution
to be one of the highest governmental
Importance, and that It Is being conducted
In a proper and commendable manner.
It Is stated that the persons who re
cently attacked the Institution by means
of a pamphlet circulated to the general
public, were given two weeks' notice to
appear before tho committee, where any
evidence they had to offer would be con
sidered, but no one appeared.
Fraternal Insurance Bill.
SALBM, Feb. 15. The bill introduced
in the Senate this morning by Senator
Smith of Baker, to define and regulate
fraternal insurance companies. Is a bill
framed by a congress of representatives
of fraternal orders fpr the purpose of hav
ing It enacted In the several states. It
is a lengthy measure, and makes detailed
provisions for the government of all such
Sifcned by Governor.
SALEM, Teb. 15. The Governor today
signed Incorporation bills for Heppner,
Whitney, Mitchell," Falls City and War
renton and the bill to fix mileage of
witnesses in Douglas, Jackson and Jose
DALLAS GOAT SHOTJT A SUCCESS.
Many Exhibits and Largrc Attend
ance Winners of Aviards.
DALLAS, Or., Feb. 15. The goat show
yesterday was a great success, notwith
standing the disagreeable weather. Rain
fell mpre qr less all day. but a large
White Ribbon Remedy
Can Be Given in Glass of Water. Tea
or Coffee Without Patient's
White Ribbon Remedy will cure or destroy
tho diseased appetite for alcoholic stimulants,
whether the iatlent Is a confirmed inebriate,
"a tippler," social drinker or drunkard.
Impossible for any one to hae an appetlto
for alcoholic liquors after usns "White Ribbon
Portland. Oregon! Woodard, Clarke & Co ,
Fourth and Washington streets. By mall. $1.
Trial package free by writing Mrs. T. C.
MOORE; Supt. W. a T. V., Ventura,- Cal.
. ' IllLlllll.NlW l3 Jll'i " "' r IT ' ' ' I' I ' B i L ' L U " 1 ' fl JM
stating the grand effect
LYBSA Em FENKHAftl'S
has 'had an my beaSifoB
L Jjf MR5-ANNA ASTONl&r
p.j'-Tpy i i ' i i
that my physician thought an operation would te necessary.
Tour medicine having been recommended to me, I decided to
try it. After using several bottles I found that I was cured. My
system was toned up and I suffered no more with my ovaries.
Lydia E. Pinkham's "Vegetable Compound is the greatest boon on
earth to suffering women." Mrs. Anna Aston, Box 13, Troy, Mo.
Ovarian trouble iff seriou3 trouble Every woman knows this. Frequently
she has ovarian trouble when she thinks she has only a "pain in the side." All
at once she finds herself unable to walk. She is a sick nvomnp. An operation,
dangerous and expensive, is the usual procedure, and. at best, she can expect
merely to gather together the shattered remnants of health after a tedious
Many times this is necessary and many times it is not. It is wise for every
woman to be convinced that every backache and sideache, every abdominal
pain, indicates something wrong, and something which will not go away itself or
be driven away by hard work. It is also right for every woman to know that
for every disorder of the feminine organs Xytlia E. PinldiamS
Vegetable Compound is the perfect treatment, that it is the medicine
always safe to use and alway3 certain to help.
When your health and perhap3 your life is at stake, 13 it wise to pass by a
remedv which holds the record for the greatest number of absolute cures of
fennta ills and which 13 recognized by the profession to be the greatest medicine
for women in the world, and accept something else which you know little ox
Read the records of cure in the letters like Sirs. Aston'3 printed regularly
in thfc paper, and if you are sick, do not be satisfied to take a substitute for
Lydia Em Pssikham's
crowd of visitors and exhibitors thronged
the building; from 10 o'clock until nisht.
The exhibit was far in advance of that
of any -former show, in tho quality of
the stock as well as in numbers. A con
siderable number of the goats which took
premiums were sold, ranging In price from
114 to $100.
Twenty-five thoroughbreds wore on ex
hibition and contesting. The awards in
this class were as follows:
Buck, 4 years old and over. U. S. Grant,
first prize; O. X. Harrington, second
prize. Doe, J. B. Stump, first prize. Buck
kid. U. S. Grant, first prize; A. Black
burn, second prize. Doe kid. . A. Black
burn, first prize. J. B. Stump, second
prize. One-year-old buck, Ayers & Far
ley, first prize; J. B. Stump, second prize.
One-year-old doe, J. B. Stump, first prize,
U. S. Grant, second prize. Two-year-old
buck. W. TV. Smith, first prize; U. S.
Grant, second prize. Two-year-old doe, J.
B. Stump, first prize. Three-year-old
does, J. B. Stump, first prize. Thorough
bred sweepstakes, consisting of one aged
doe, one buck, one yearling doe, one doe
kid, J. B. Stump, first prize. Pair of
buck kids, A. Blackburn, first prize. Pair
doe kids, J. B. Stump, first prize; A.
Blackburn, second prize.
In the graded class, 43 entries were
made, and prizes awarded as follows;
Bucks, M. B. Grant, first prize; J. B.
Smith, second prize. Does, TV. RIddell.
first prize. One-year-old does, TV. RIddell,
first prize; T. E. Lyons, .second- pnzo.
Does, U. S. Grant, first prize; J. B.
Stump, second prize. Three-year-old
does. J. B. Stump, first prise; O. N. Har
rington, second prize. Four-year-old and
over bucks, J. B. Stump, first prize. Does,
J. TV. Harrington, first prize; J. B. Stump,
Graded sweepstakes, J. B. Stump, first
prize. Pair of kids, bucks, TV. TV. Smith,
first prize. Does, TV. Rlddell, first prize;
J. B. Stump, second prize.
The utmost harmony and good-will pre
vailed among the- contestants. It Is gen
erally agreed that next year's show must
have larger buildings, and in all proba
bility sheep, poultry, hogs, and possibly
S33 6r& $fc g
Made from the choicest
fruits arid grains grown in
The most wholesome
and nutritious substitute for
coffee and tea.
1 -fnyj' 1
an extent from ovarian trouble
We have deposited with
the National City Bank,
of X,ynn, $5.cco. which
wdl be paid to anv oer-
son who can and that the above testimonial
letter is not genuine, or was published before
obtaining the writer's special permission.
Iydia. E. Pi.vjcnAat Mbdicxnk Co.
cattle and horses, will be made a part of
The committee on premiums were: Al
bert Yoakum, of Sheridan. George Houk,
of Eugene, and J. TV. Craig, of ilaclay.
WOULD AOT PRODUCC ACCOUNTS. 9
Defendant's In Forest Grove Liquor
Ones in Court.
HILLSBORO. Or. Feb. 15. An unusual
legal proceeding occurred here today when
the defendants In the Forest Grove liquor
cises were examined before a notary pub
lic In advance of trial. Pacific University,
which has sued several Forest tGrove
business men, asking for reversion of cer
tain lands years ago deeded by the school,
because of alleged violation of the claubo
in the deed prohibiting 3ale of liquor, had
cited the defendants to appear and bring
with them their books. On the advice of
S B. Huston, attorney for the defense,
the necessary books were not In evidence,
on the ground that the constitution pro
tected them against unwarranted search.
The defense also refused and declined to
answer questions asked by the prosecu
tion. An attempt was made to find whero
the druggists bad purchased their liquors,
but the Information w.is refused. Tho
next move in these celebrated cases is
looked forward to with Interest.
Athlete.s Ueprlu- Track Work.
.H'iILNNT1LLE, JFeb- - lo.-VTrask- -Work
h'as commenced at AIcMinnvillei Cqllege
for the Spring field meet. A meeting of
delegates was held at Monmouth today by
delegates from Newberg, Albany, Dallas,
Monmouth and McMinnville Collleges. for
the purpose of forming an Intercollegiate
Call for Le-wls County Warrants.
CHDIIALIS, Wash., Feb. 15. County
Treasurer St. John has just Issued a call
which covers Lewis County current ex
pense warrants up to December 6, 1S0O,
and road and bridge warrants up to Janu
ary 19. 1S0D.
Free samples can be ob
tained of any grocer in the
city. Ask for one.
Boil from 5 to iO minutes only.
ALL GROCERS SELL
Pure Rye !ii$ftey
BELT & CO., Baltimore, Md.
FLECKENSTEIN MAYER CO., Sole DbMBators