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TIIE MOILING OKEGONIA-N, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY '23, 1901.
CORBETT OR NO ONE
Outlook for Last Day of Sen
MITCHELL WILL HAKE A "TRY'
Tremendous Pressure Has Been
Brought to Bear Upon the Demo
crats, but Xo Break Is Visible
Corbett Forces Confident.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 22. The last day of
the Senatorial fight Is at hand, and It
seems to be evident that it will be Mr.
Corbett or no election. If the latter de
plorable result is reached, it will be be
causa the minority holds out to the last
In Its unreasonable opposition. There have
been strong signs today of weakness
among them, due to recognition of the
fact that responsibility for a hold-up will
rest upon them If It occurs, and to the
further fact that they are wanting in
harmonious and definite leadership. The
policy of mere negation has come to that
pass that they do not know what they
can do in the end to transform It to an
aggressive and successful policy. The
Corbett men were never so fully united
and confident as they are tonight. They
are positive that they see victory after a
Jong and trying contest as the result of
their determined and constant stand for
what they have considered the rights of
the majority. As was foreseen from the
beginning, Mitchell Is preparing to make
his grand coupe tomorrow. He has per
mitted his various allied candidates to
wear themselves out, and now he is going
to try and reap where they have under
taken to sow.
Mitchell was the most active man in
Salem today. He spent nearly the wholo
tlay at the Capitol in conference with his
friends. Tremendous pressure has been
brought to bear upon the Democrats dur
ing the whole day, but prominent mem
bers of that party tonight declare that he
is farther from getting their support than
lie was three weeks ago. A Democratic
caucus Is to be held tomorrow. If the
-whole Democratic history in the Legis
lature is a criterion, they will not only
never go to Mitchell In a body, but he
will not get a majority of them. There
1s a very large Mitchell push here, and It
has been immensely busy all day and all
night. The joint convention will meet to
morrow, and the balloting will continue
during the afternoon and evening, unless
some circumstance not now to be fore
seen sooner brings It to a close. The
"Mitchell plan appears to be to spring his
name in the evening, probably along
towards the last hour. Probably, too, hie
name will be brought out with a. rhetori
cal flourish and with every available
spectacular accompaniment. There will
be an uproarious demonstration from the
Mitchell lobby. The Mitchell gun Is
cocked and primed for a stampede. But
all these things, being anticipated, will
not have the desired effect. The Corbett
people have stood firm from the begin
ning, and they have publicly proclaimed
that they will to the end. There is no J
reason to anticipate that they will recede
from that position.
THE OPPOSITIOX BREAXIXG.
Badly Divided in Its Vote m the
SALEM, Feb. 22. Tho lobbies and cor
ridors at the Capitol were crowded this
morning with the largest crowd of the
session. Politicians, sightseers and vis
itors of all sorts, shades, classes and de
ceptions are here from eery part of the
state. The Senate managed to conduct
its business w Ith its usual expedition, un
der the efficient guidance of President Ful
ton, though the doorkeeper had much
trouble with the crowds congested about
the entrance. In the House It was the
same. Speaker Reeder, who, throughout
the session, has displayed great aptitude
for his position, and has conducted pro
ceedings with fairness, firmness and pa
tience, found a great deal of difficulty in
preserving order. The lack of decorum in
the House is partly due to the fact that
It is a larger and more inexperienced body
than the Senate; but for the most part
the fault rests with the bad acoustics of
the hall. A member in one part of the
House can rarely tell what Is going on
In the other, unless there Is unusual quiet
and a speaker raises his vote to a high
pitch. The state authorities have repeat
edly endeavored to remedy this unfortu
nate defect, but without effect.
As the hour of noon approached, the
crowd continued to grow in size. It was
swollen by the early arrival of an excur
sion of 100 or more school children from
Albany, Tvho had taken advantage of the
holiday to come down and see the spec
tacle of a Legislature In session. The Sen
ate finally adjourned, and, forming In
line, started across the rotunda. Progress
was slow and difficult, and at the House
entrance the press was 5.0 great that it
took several minutes to get through. In
deed, the Senators in the rear, who were
followed by the press representatives,
came near being shut out altogether. The
Interior of the House was crowded as
never before. The old gallery was taken
out, and there is place for nobody except
on the main floor. "Women in large num
bers were there, and they were apcommo
dated with seats at the desks of members.
President Fulton took the gavel, and the
Senators assumed the special seats as
signed to them. Uncommon quiet prevailed
at once, and everybody waited in the most
Intense anxiety throughout the roll-call.
That something was going to happen or
might happen nobody knew just what
nearly everybody believed. There were
wl&esprfcad rumors about a sensation
somebody or other was going to spring.
But It never came.
As the roll was called, it became evident
that the Republican minority was more
badly divided that it has been at any
tme. President Fulton, who has been out
of the voting for a number of days, re
appeared as a candidate. Harris cast the
first vote for him, and he was followed In
turn by Nichols, Smith of Morrow and
Smith of Yamhill.' But there was not oth
erwise even the faintest indication of a
stampede. Binger Hermann got nine votes,
and Judge "Williams only 10. "When the
roll-call was completed and the result an
nounced, Colvig created nn anxious stir
by arising and waiving a large document
of tome kind in his hand. At last the sen
sation had come, but It went just as
spontaneously. Colvig simply moved to
adjourn. He has been indulging In a few
playful theatrics. The vote resulted:
For H. W. Corbett. 34 votes.
Johnson. Thompson, MulL
Joephi. Thomson. Umatilla.
For George H. Williams, 16 votes.
For Binger Hermann, 9 votes.
Hume. Smith, A. C.; Mult
For R. D. Inman, 26 votes.
Hedges. Smith of-Baker.
Heltkemper. Smith. R. A., MulL 1
For P. H. D'Arcy. 1 vote.
THE DELAWARE FIGHT.
Chargrcs-of Bribery to Be Investijrnt
ed Hanna "Will Take a Hand.
DOVER, DeL, Feb. 22. The House of
Representatives today, after a warm de
bate, decided to make a public investiga
tion of the bribery charges made by Rep-
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In! m ml Wm'HH BHh C' jReveR1
resentatlve Walter M. Hearn, a Demo- j
crat, who said ho had been offered $2000
to absent himself from the joint caucus
in order to reduce the vote so that Mr.
Addicks election would be made possible.
The balloting today showed practically no
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22. The Even
ing Telegraph says:
Senator Hanna arrived at Broad-Street
Station this afternoon en route to Dover.
He intends to take a hand in the Sen
atorial fight now pending In Delaware.
Senator Hanna's departure from Wash
ington was hurried by the sensational
charges, and also by the fact that If the
deadlock is allowed to remain unbroken
the Legislature will adjourn -without a
choice. He refused to discuss his visit.
Still Xo Choice in Xclirnslca.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Feb. 22. The 29th joint
ballot on United States Senator today re
sulted: Berge 7... ICurrIe .... 13
Allen 37Hlnshaw 12
W. H. Thompson. .S6XJelklejohn 28
Hitchcock lljRosewater 14
D. E. Thompson... 35jScattering 19
Same Old Vote in Montnnn.
HELE-NA. Mont., Feb. 22. The vote on
Senator today was:
Mantle 311Coburn 2
MacGinnlss 24Conrad 2
Frank 24Toole 1
Cooper 6Clancy 1
PORT OF PORTLAND BILL PASSED.
House 'Vote Stood 25 to 21-Per-xonnel
SALEM, Or., Feb. 22. The Port of
Portland bill passed the House tonight,
but not until It developed that there was
much oposition to It. It was the Impres
sion of the House that politics had cut
too much figure in the make-up of the
new commission, which is:
C. E. Ladd, Ellis G. Hughes, T. B.
Wilcox. John McCraken, M. C. Banfield,
B. S. Itellly, Ben Selling. Of these, Mr.
Ladd and Mr. Wilcox have Indicated that
they will not serve.
Schumann, Nottingham and others
spoke for the bill, and Thompson of Mult
nomah, EddyT Dresser and others against.
The bill passed, 35 ayes, 21 nays.
Slot Machine Bill Passed.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 22. Proebstel's antl-nlckel-in-the-slot
machine reached Its
third reading In the House thjs morning
under special order, without being side
tracked, as Its opponents were hoping.
After the bill had been read a call of the
House was demanded, the friends of the
measure refusing to take a single chance
of losing tl vote through absence of any
member. There were 52 votes cast In
favor of the bill. Those opposing it were
Lamson, Miller, Orton and Shipley. Not
voting, Heltkemper. Absent, Driscoll, Mc
Allister, Schumann and Stewart.
Dentistry Bill Killed.
SALBJL Or., Feb. 22. Senate bill 228,
regulating the practice of dentistry,
was Indefinitely postponed in the House.
When the bill came Up for consideration
Vincent offered an amendment which was
adopted, providing that all holders of
diplomas from reputable colleges ho ex
empt from examination and paying the
J25 license. Noes killed the bill, the den
tists not wanting any such provision to
Dairy and Psrc Food Bill Passed.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 22. Senate bill 63, by
Looney, providing for the creation of a
food and dairy commissioner, and reg
ulating the manner of disposing of food,
passed the House today. The bill was
amended so as to strike out that portion
relating to proprietary, medicines, and
Fixes Weight of a Bushel of Oats.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 22. House bill 229,
by Edson, which has now passed both
houses, changes the legal standard
weight of a bushel of oats from 26 to
CHARTER WAS PASSED
PORTLAND BILL THROUGH HOUSE
BY VOTE OF 41 TO 11.
Few Amendments "Were Made Sen
ate Concnrred and Mensnre
Xovr Awaits Governor.
. SALEM, Or., Feb. 22. The Portland
charter passed the House this afternoon,
with amendments that fully carried out
the Mitchell compact to turn the police
and fire departments Into the hands of
the Democrats. The document was at
once rushed over the Senate where the
amendments were agreed to, after an In
effectual protest by Senator Joseph!, and
the bill is now in the hands of the en
rolling committee, and it became a law
upon the Governor's signature.
In the hurly burly of House business,
it was feared by some of the Multnomah
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Some of tKe Men fct SeLlem
delegation that there might be trouble In
calling up the charter. So It was ar
ranged that Colvig of Josephine should
move up nearer the Speaker and take
the Initiative. This Colvig, who. Is an
active ally of the "Citizens", did. The
bill was not read entire on Its final. The
reading occupied just 14 minutes. The
only sections to be read were those which
had been amended by the Multnomah
delegation in the House.
As the clerk concluded. Story asked the
Speaker If the bill had been read entire.
The Speaker In turn asked the reading
clerk if he had read the bill in full. Read
ing Clerk Wilson assured the Speaker
that he had, with the amendments, which
statement caused a smile. Story gave
notice that he would file a protest. Col
vig demanded a call of the House and
Sergeant-at-arms -Allen brought In a num
ber of the absentees. When the further
call was dispensed with the bill was then
placed on final passage.
Thompson of Multnomah stated before
the vote was taken that up to noon today
no one was allowed to know just what
changes were to be made In the present
chrarter. It seemed now that the only
change. made was more In the Interest of
politics than real reform. This proposed
charter, he said, was against the Interest
of the City of Portland, and Its passage
would revolutionize Its city government.
"We have today the best charter ever
given to the people," he said, "and In
the best interests of the citizens of Port
land It should be allowed to remain."
The bill passed, 41 ayes and 11 noes.
Immediately following the announcement
of the vote. Story presented the protest
he had given notice of against bringing
the bill to a vote, on the ground that it
had not been read entire before placed on
final passage. Speaker Reeder recognized
the protest and ordered that It be placed
on the journal of the House.
The promoters of the bill seemed lo
have great fears about some trap, for
they persuaded Xhlef Clerk Jennings to
undertake In person the highly hazard
ous journey across to the Senate as cus
todian of the measure. Several of the
charter lobbs attended him as an escort.
When the bill was In the Senate, Mays
at once moved that the Senate concur
in the amendments. Josephl objected, and
asked that they be read, so that the
Senate might know what they were. They
were read bj2 the Clerk, and then Sen
ator Josephl asked that the question be
divided so that the police and fire board
amendment could be voted on separately.
This was done. After the Senate had
concurred in the other amendments. Mays
moved that It concur as to the Fire Board
amendment Josephl objected because It
turned over to the Democrats the entire
patronage of the pojlce and fire depart
ments. Thfc motion carried, and the great
charter fight was over. Thei latest of the
many changes In the charter and the per
sonnel oJ the commissions "are set forth in
CLE31KS WILL GET MORE PAY.
House Voted to Allow Them for 12
Instead of Eight Hoars' Work.
SALBM, Or., Feb. 22. Hume today in
troduced a resolution in the House In
creasing the pay of committee clerks on
the bails of 12 hours' service each day,
instead of $3 for eight hours per day, a3
provided by the Kuykendall law.
Butt opposed the resolution. He pro
posed to uphold the law giving these
clerks $S per day. Every session there is
a plea made for increasing the pay of
clerks. These clerks accepted these
places with a full understanding of what
compensation they would receive.
Whitney wanted to know how far file
resolution reached, and was Informed by
the Speaker that It took In all the clerks.
The resolution was read again for the In
formation of the members, when Brlggs
moved as an amendment that the clerks
be allowed one-half day's pay for each
night the House has been In session.
Roberts opposed this as unjust, and
Schumann also held that the clerks would
be well paid at the regular rate for the
arduous work they had performed.
Brlggs withdrew his amendment, when
Dresser spoke in favor of strict observ
ance of the Kuykendall law. While It
was true that some of the clerks had
been compelled to do fome extra work
during the close of the session, it was
also true that during the early part of
the session they had little to do.
Stewart favored standing by a law for
which he had voted, two years ago. He
could not stultify himself. It was true
that some clerks had been doing extra
work, and should be paid for It it pos
sible, but shall we -violate the law? "I
want to say," said Mr. Stewart, "that
this House employed three more clerks
than It had a right to at the commence
ment of the session." He recognized the
fact that some of the clerks should re
ceive additional pay, but at the same time
he could not vote to violate the law,
so asked to be excused from doing so.
The resolution was adopted by a. vote
of 35 to 23.
BARBERS MEET DEFEAT.
BUI Lost for Licenses to Pay Ex
penses of Commission.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 22. The Barbers
Commission Is about ready to go out of
business. The hopes -of the members
were centered on the amendment to the
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as Seen by- A-rtist" JMurpHy.
bin creating the commiesionwhlch pro
vides that every barber and apprentice
should pay an annual license of 51. The
money was wanted to meet the expense
of the commission, and Barrett of "Grant
literally jumped all over it In -opposing Us
passage. His sallies created greafamUse
ment. It went down to defeat, having
but 23 votes in its favor.
TO REMEDY FAULTY ASSESSMENTS.
Bill to Give Tills Power to Circuit
Conrti Its Text.
SALEX, Or., Feb. 22. Senata bill 240, by
Brownell, to authorize Circuit Courts to
determine the amount of taxes which
equitably ought to be assessed upon prop
erty in cases in which the assessment is
declared invalid, is a measure that would
appear to be worthy of a more careful
consideration than it has received, The
bill seems to propose a much needed rem
edy for defective assessments. The hill
was introduced only this week, ahd has
passed the Senate. It Is pending In the
"Section 1. That rrom and after the
passage of this act, whenever any suit
or action Is brought to enjoin the collec
tion of any state", county or municipal
tax, or which In any way affects or Is to
determine the validity of such tax, and
It shall appear In such suit or action
that he tax complained of has been in
any way irregularly assessed, or that the
same is void by reason of any Informal
ity or Irregularity in respect to the levy,
assessment or mode of collection, or in
any other respect, and that the party
complaining of such tax-has property sub
ject by the laws of this state to taxa
tion, the court before which suit Or ac
tion Is tried shall have power to levy,
assess and determine the amount which
equitably Ought to be assessed against
said property for the purpose of taxation,
and which it should contribute to the pub
lic burden, and said court Is further here
by authorized to enter a decree in favor
of the county, state, school district, or
municipal corporation against which the
said suit or action Is brought for the
amount of the taxes so assessed and lev
led by the court as last aforesaid, and to
give such decree Tor costs and disburse
ments of said suit or action as such court
may deem equitable.
"Sec 2. Inasmuch as by vexatious liti
gation Instituted against the various mu
nicipalities of this state, great damage is
being done to said municipalities by the
enjoining of collection of taxes for slight
Irregularities occurring In the proceedings
therein, an emergency Is hereby declared
to exist, and this act shall be In force
and effect from and after its approval by
the Governor of the State of Oregon."
ORPHAKS BILL ACfAIX WX.
House Voted for an -Annum Appro
priation ot $14,000.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 21 After many vicis
situdes. Senate bill 130, providing for an
appropriation of $14,000 for the care of
orphan children in institutions provided
for that purpose, passed the House to
day. Barrett of Grant had been keeping
a vigilant eye on this bill, seeing that
Its opponents took no Unfair advantage
of the shifting conditions that continually
sought to surround the measure. Strong
antagonism to the bill was developed in
the Senate, when it was first Intro
duced and championed by Dr. A. C Smith,
of Portland. Senator Kuykendall fought
the bill in all Its various changes, but
unsuccessfully, and the bill passed the
Senate. The fight on the bill was then
transferred to the Houses Brlggs of
Jackson being the principal opponent.
The bill was amended by the judiciary
committee, then referred again. Barrett
last Wednesday succeeded In having It
made a special crder for this morning,
but, before It was allowed to be brought
up. an appeal had to be made to the rec
ord to show that the special order was
The bill was called up at 10:50 this
morning, read the third time and then
passed by a vote of 39 ayes, 12 noes, and
F. M; Dial h&o resigned from the Antelope
LOCAL OPTION DEFEATED
LEGISLATURE MADE LIQUOR QUES
TION" A HOME ISSUE.
The Senate, However, .Reconsidered
fhe Measure, and After a. Lively
Debate Voted It Down.
SALEM, Feb. 21 Both houses of the
Legislature today passed a local option
liquor bill. Later the bill was reconsid
ered In the Senate and indefinitely post
poned, and thus killed. The bill Is known
as House bill 250, by Nichols, of Benton
County, and Is as follows:
"Section 1. The legal voters Of "any In
corporated city or town shall have the
power and authority to "vote upon and
determine for themselves the question
whether license for the sale of Intoxicat
ing Horrors as a beveratro shall be irranted
' by the Council of such municipality or
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IN A POLiTHa
not. And,it shajl be.th.e .duty of ihe.Be-corder'-or
Clerkof such murlclpnly, upon
receiving a petition f.br that purpose of 10
or more legal voters of such municipality
at any timeThbt less than 15 days before
any regular election of such municipality,
to give at least 10 days' notice In the man
ner provided for election notices, that the'
question of granting license for the sale
of Intoxicating liquors as a beverage In
such municipality will be submitted to the
legal voters thereof at such ensuing elec
tion, and the ballots at such election shall
contain the words In favor of license
and 'Against license. The votes upon
said question shall be taken, "canvassed
and returned In the same manner as the
votes for officers. And if such Teturns
show that a majority of the votes cast
at such election on said question shall be
against license, no license for the sale of
intoxicating liquors shall be granted by
the authorities of such municipality until
the determination shall be reversed at a
subsequent annual election In the same
manner; provided, however, the neglect to
give the required notice shall not Inval
idate the vote and determination made
under the provisions of this act, If the
required petition shall have been duly
It was very evident that the bill slipped
through both houses without notice.
When It passed the Senate, only Stelwer,
Sweek, Wehrung and Williamson voted
"No." Later Williamson made a canvass
of the Senate and. secured assurance of a
reconsideration. The motion to reconsider
was made by Johnston of Wasco and
Mulkey took the floor in opposition to
the motion to reconsider. He said that
the bill had gone to the House, and the
proper thing to no Is to determine on this
motion whether the members -of the Sen
ate shall adhere to their action. He said
that the people have been demanding a
local option law, and he thought the time
had Come to grnnt it. The proper way to
dispose of the saloon question Is to leave
It to the choice of the people: let them
decide by their Votes whether they will
have saloons In their midst -or not. He
quoted Senator Smith of Multnomah in
hfs assertion that home rule is the proper
policy, and that the people affected should
determine the conditions which shall sur
This is not an attempt to legislate mor
als; It is a measure that submits to tho
people a question of municipal govern
ment. Johnston of Sherman and Wasco advo
cated reconsideration. He said he voted
upon the bill without knowing Its con
tents, and had later discovered that the
Senate had passed something we tlo not
want. He comes from a temperance town
In which there are no saloons. If local
option shall carry, the saloon men would
run In men to control the election and
secure authority for the establishment of
saloons. He opposed the bill hecause It
would engender strife between two classes
of people between whom there Is now
Kuykendall took the local Option side of
the contest. He said that the Senate will
bear him witness that he has been a con
sistent advocate of the doctrine of -home
rule. If there Is any question upon which
the fathers and mothers of the country
should have a voice. It Is the ques
tion of whether a saloon shall he con
ducted at their very doors. Let them
say whether they want the saloons, and
If they vote In f av6r or saloons, well and
Adams -opposed the local option law,
Baying that if the Senators want to- abol
ish saloons In the towns xii their counties,
they should accomplish this by havmg
their city charters," "changed.
Brownell fav6ted reconsideration. He
said he had no more admiration for sa
loons than has the most radical temper
ance crank in the country. He Is no
friend of saloons would have every sa
loon and every drop of Intoxicating liquor
wiped oft the face ot the earth if that
could be done. He thought that, without
accomplishing any good. It would precip
itate intense neighborhood rows that
make neighbors enemies. "The abolish
ment of saloons will not stop drinking,
Ifor It will turn every drug store Into a
drinklng-place. The proper way to stop
the liquor traffic 13 to bring tip children
with proper views of-such habits as that
of using Intoxicating liquors.
Booth spoKe briefly in favor of the bill
and against reconsideration. His address
was the most -eloquent heard during the
debate and "received a round of applau&e
from the gallery. He said that he was
glad that the bill had come before the
Senate and that the 'question of Its pas
sage Would be settled after a, full consid
eration of Its merits. In reply to those
who expressed Tegret at opposing a meas
ure which he supported, he 'said that he
would not have any member vote upon
the bill through feelings of friendship for
him, but would have each cast his vote
according to the distates of his conscience.
He agreed that the liquor tniestlon Is one
of education and thought that an argu
ment In favor of the bill. "The Influence
of the home." "he continued, 'is to be the
great determining factor in settling mor
al questions; I pray that we heed It, and
grant to those towns which desire it the
-power to romove the saloon influence
from their midst, that It may not thwart
the will and teachings of the mothers,
wives and sisters Who stand for Integrity,
nobility and purlts-. It Is the remem
brance of the fireside teaching that 'm
pels me to plead that my boy and yours
shall have the oportunfty to carry Into
his mature years the teaching of the
home untrammeled by the corrupting
schemes of immoral men. For this, I must
plead as long as the golden threads
woven about my heart in youth are held
by-a mother's hand in the heaven."
Williamson said that the Senate passed
the bill while H was asleep, and that it
should reconsider.lt while awake.
The motion wa6 then put to a vote, amid
close attention to each response.
Those who voted "in frtvor of reconsider
ing the "bill were A'dams, Brownell, Cam
eron. Daly, Dlmmick, Howe, Johnston.
Mays, Morrow, Porter, Proebstel. Smith
of Baiter, Smith of "Multnomah. Smith of
"Yamhill. Stelwer, Sweek, "Wehrung, Wil
liamson and President Pulton.
Those who voted against reconsideration
were: Booth, Clem. Hunt. Inman, Jo
sephi. Kuykendall. Looney, Marsters.
Vade was absent.
Kelly asked to he excused from voting
as he was rcot In the rpom when the bill
was read. The request was granted amid
IDIAX VETERANS' BILL KILLED.
Sciinte Intteflnltely Postponed 3Ieac
ure Carrying '$oO,)00.
SALEM, Or., Feb, 22. Montague's bill to
appropriate ?30,C00 for compensation of
Indian War- veterans was killed by the
Senate today. It was called up in the
Senate this mornlmj by Senator Brownell,
who -obtained suspension of the rules
In order to have it put on final passage.
When the bill had been read the third
time, a motion was made that it be in
definitely postponed. This motion brought
Brownell to his feet in support of the
bill. He read the act by which the Leg
islature tleclared that a war with the In
dians existed and by which - the state
agreed to pay the soldiers for their ser
vices. He gave a gkfwing description of
the deeds of valor by the brave men
whose gray heads are. now bowed with
age,, in battling with treacherous sav
ages for the preservation of the civili
zation which had been planted on this
Northwest coast. He urged that aside
from considerations ot patriotism, the
state Is bound by a solemn contract for
the payment of this money, but has year
after year refused to fulfill Its obligations.
The Republican party, h& said, has in
late years made one of the principal
planks in its platform a declaration
against the repudiation of contracts. The
debt which the state owes to the Indian
War veterans Is more solemn and more
binding than any other that can exist
it is a debt ot honof, 6f gratitude, and of
Integrity, as vcell as of money, and the
state. should delay no longer la doing
Justice to those noble heroes of the past.
A-member of the ways apd means, com
mittee 'called attention to the fact that
the appropriation, bills 'of this legislature
are Hear' the jtWO.COO mark and that this
must?be taken "into consideration In act
ing' upon this' bill.
Brownell made another plea for his
bill and by his touching tribute to the
veterans of the Indian Wars, received
Jgerterous applause from the gallery. This
availed Jilm nothing, however, for the
motion to indefinitely -postpone was car
SENATORS STAYED BY WORK.
Attendance Yesterday Was Best
Since First Week of Session.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 22. The attendance'
in the Senate this afternoon and evening
has been the heat that has been had since
the first week of the session. There was
a quorum present all the time, and most
of the time the roll calls would show 22
or more in the Senate chamber. The
Senators were anxious to have House
bills in which they were Interested taken
up and acted upon, and each wanted to
call up as many as possible. A motion
was carried establishing the rule that no
member should be allowed to call up more
than two hills until each of the other
-members had callod up that number if
they wished to do so. Nearly every bill
thus called up was passed without even
a question being asked.
LAXE-L1XX BOUNDARY LINE.
House Voted Dovrn Compromise
Mensnre of Senate.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 22v The Linn-Lane
county boundary, line bill, coming from
the Senate In the form of a compromise
measure, was beaten In the House today,
and Lane County Is the victor. The bill
has caused a "great amount of ill-feeling.
The people of Linn want the change made
while the Tesidents of Lane generally op
pose any disturbance of the present
boundary lines. When the bill came up
for consideration in the Senate, the Lane
County delegation Seemed well satisfied
over what was considered a harmonious
adjustment of the matter.
Judge Whitney, who fs the Democratic
leader on the floor of the House, , repre
sents Linn, and It was only lately that
his suspicions were aroused over the pos
sible defeat of the compromise hill which
had been xmanlmously passed Tiy the -Senate.
He discovered a "nigger fn the
fence" and had -good reason to believe
that the apparent harmonious agreement
Teached in the Senate was simply a
scheme to send the substitute bill over
to the House and there defeat it.
The Lane County delegation was very
strong In Its opposition to the bill. They
did not want it on any kind of compro
mise and the members from Lane used
their best effort to defeat it.
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the satisfaction of the Lane County dele
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RIVER AXD HARllOR BILL.
Senator Nelfon Thinks It Will Pass
Carrie $3O,O00 lot Columbia..
WASHINGTON". Feb. ' 22. Senator Si
mon, after a talk with Senator Nelson,
chairman of the committee for the im
provement of the Mississippi River, hav
ing the river and harbor bill ih charge,
said he believed the Senate Would "take
.up and pass this bill In. time for a sat
4sfactorj' conference report to be drawn
and be finally adopted before adjourn
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present condition carries ?200 000 for the
.mouth of .the Columbia an amount which
he. hopes will he retained.
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