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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUAET 10, 1903.
Portage-Road Bill Amended
in the House.
LABOR RIDER IS VOTED DOWN
Orton'm ElKlit-IIonr Amendment De
feated Provision Made for Return
of Surplus to Treasury Pros
pects tor Passage Good.
SALEM, Or. Feb. 3. .Staff correspond
ence.) The bin for the portage road
above The Dalles, Introduced by Represen
tative Johnson, was considered by the
House .today in committee of the whole.
The measure was amended so as to re
quire that the sum to be expended for
the work shall not exceed $1(5.000, the
amount of the appropriation, and thit
only "so much thereof as may be neces
sary shall be used."
Doubt was expressed that the appropria
tion was large enough for the purposes of
the bill, but several Eastern Oregon
members gave assurance that JIGS.OOO
would be sufficient. They said that this
estimate of money was based on actual
survey. The only time the discussion
approached debate was when Mr. Orton
proposed an amendment that no person
should be compelled to labor for more
than eight hours on the construction of
the road. This amendment was voted
"Wo have laws already," said Mr. Kaj.
"tor regulation of labor. If some men
wish to work longer than eight hours,
why not let them? No man- has to work
longer than he voluntarily desires to
Mr. Orton replied that the National
Government, in Improvements of the
kind, had the -eight-hour limitation.
"There Is no more reason." he declared,
"why men should work longer on a state
than on a. National enterprise. There is
nothing to prevent contractors from em
ploying as many men as thy please. In
stead of working their employes 10 or 12
hours a day, let contractors employ more
men eight hours, a day."
Mr. Shelley opposed the amendment.
"Laboring men," he Insisted, "are willing
to work 10 hours a day. Those who
worked that long could "get 25' per cent
higher wages than if they worked only
Mr. Kay returned to the debite by ask
ing: "Would the state pay the wages
of 10 hours for eight hours of work?
"'No man under heaven," he declared,
"can compel men to work longer than
eight hours If that's as long as they wish
Mr. Hale also opposed the amendment.
"This attempt." said he. "to work labor
emendments Into every bill should be
frowned down." Mr. Hale argued that
labor should be regulated by general
laws on the subject.
Mr. Davey, who wis presiding over
committee -of the whole, took the same
view, saying: "The chair doubts if the
amendment would be constitutional. It
would apply to one class of labor."
"When the amendment -was put to vote it
Mr. Eddy asked what investigation had
been made to show that the road could
be built for JIC.OOO.
"Mr. Glnn This sum is sufficient. -
Mr. Gault Will this money build the
road and warehouses at each .end of the
line, and will it also equip the road with
Mr. Wheildon gavo it as his opinion
that the road could be built and stocked
within the money appropriated.
Mr. Gault What will bo the length of
Mr. "Whealdon Not over elcht miles.
Mr. Eddy then .proposed two amend
ments to the bill, the first to require that
y,2 much ot the BUm appropriated
would be used as was necessity, and sec
ond that the money expended should not
exceed the amount appropriated.
Mr. Hume disapproved the last amend
ment because he doubted that the road
could be built with the sum of money
Mr. Whealdon sild he -was willing to
rfPA. l.hB ""raents. He cited the
the stat0 bullt tho Prt
xorl!" Cascades about JiOOO of tho
atlon was Insufficient the next Lcclsla
- vwu,Haie me line.
About 12 years ro"rm,-.
bS mvvn?6, a meetlnE the.Colum-
TfalS? mX SEY ssocla0on t Walla
ls association aimed to build a
portage road at the same place where this
proposed road is to bo located As Via!
rnember. tho minimum llnShof tte Une
then was ten miles and the minimum cos?
was nearly three times as large as the
sum appropriated by this bill"
But," continued Mr. Gill "If n,
wT w,5 ures 0311 complete what
we begin." The speaker went on to
speak of the great newt f ,VL IL"
"Products of the interior". , r.
T :J'F ,n V part 10 Pueet Sound
on their way to market. Nature Intended
them tn mn rf- ... . .. ucu
"ueamon mis road can be built
-v . m ulTs am-lr 1110 enterprise
ouuri several tnousand dollars
Defore completion, would the Tillamook
gentleman (Mr. Eddy) favor tying it
down, say for two years, until more
money could be obtained from the Xecls
lature? Mr.- Cornett-If we are going to build
this road, let us build It. If we bind the
enterprise down to the sum .appropriated,
the road might not be finished, even if it
were very near to completion.
Mr. "Kay concluded the discussion by in
sisting upon adoption of the amendment.
"There is no reason why we should
leave this matter wide open," said Mr.
Kay. "It Is a loose way of doing business.
Jt us accept the word of the- Eastern
gentlemen who say the proposed appro
priation, is sufficient."
The amendments were adopted, and the
emergency clause 'of the bill, on motion
of Mr. Shelley, was stricken out The bill
then went to the engrossing committee.
The Portland Chamber of 'Commerce
was-represented here today by L. A.
le wis. Henry Hahn. E. E. Lytle, E. T.
Williams and W. H. Moore. The. bill will
probably come up again tomorrow, and
Its chances of passage are good.
XKDORSEXBXT FROM THE DALLEJ,
Commercial Club Heartily for Fort
ace Railroad JB1IU
THE 'DALLES, Or., Feb. 9. Special.)
A strong indorsement of the portage rail
road bill by The Dalles Commercial Club
Iras sent to Salem today, including all
the important business Interests of the
tewn. .Among the signers are the follow
ing: H. J Maler, L. E. Crowe. J. P. Mc
Inernc J. H. Worsley. French & Co.,
J. M. Patterson, J. T. Peters. A. S. Mc
Allister. Eiward C 'Pease, George T.
Parr. ILM. Kelsay. E. O. McCoy, J. A.
Douthlt, F. S. Gunning, F. H. Van Nor
den. Grant .Mays, E. E. Ferguson,- Charles
J. S tabling, A. R. Thompson, Jl. Keller,
H. Zj. .Jones, E. M. "Williams and W- A.
"Wasco. County members ef the Legltra-
lure are urged to support the bill In every
way practicable. ,
Reconsideration -of the Direct Pri
SALEM. Or., Feb. 9. (Special.) The
Senate was opened with prayer by Rev.
H. A. Kctchum. of tho First Presbyterian
Church, of Salem.
President Brownell appointed Senator
Stelwer on the Joint committee to visit
the Florence Crittcnton Home.
The courtesies of the Senate were ex
tended to District Attorney J. N. Hart,
Senator Fulton presented a set of reso.
lutlons from the Astoria Merchants As
sociation Indorsing the bill for the ap
propriation of money for the construction
of a portage road at the dalles of the
Columbia. The resolutions were referred
to the committee on railroads.
H. B. 105. by Hale, to reimburse W. H.
Hampton, was passed.
H. B. 1U, by Both, to raise the salary
of the County Judge of Columbia County
to 11000 per year, was passed.
iL B. SI. by Burgess, to create the
County of Stockman, was made A spevlal
order for Tuesday at 2:30 P. M.
A telegram from the Legislative As
sembly of the Territory of New Mexico,
urging the Oregon Legislature to Indorse
the omnibus bill was laid on the table.
H. B. 125, by Eddy, to require cities and
school districts to notify the County
Clerks of tne amount of the annual tax
levy by January 1, was passed.
H. B. 1M. by Reed, to amend section
43 of the code, was indefinitely postponed.
H. B. 176, by Davey. to raise the salary
of the second Warden at the prison from
JSOO to 12u0 per year, was recommitted
to the committee on penal Institutions.
H. B. 40, by Cobb, to require fenders on
street-cars, was passed.
H. B. CI. by Burleigh, prescribing the
terms of the Probate Courts in the va
rious counties of the state, was passed.
H. B. 117. by Burleigh, to fix the sal
aries and per diem of officers of Wallowa
County, was amended and Indefinitely
JThe committee on counties reported Sen
ate bill 130. to create a State Board of
Control, favorably, with amendments.
The bill was referred to the special com
mittee on salaries.
Senate bill 24. by Crolsan, a direct pri
mary nomination bill, was reconsidered
and referred to the Judiciary committee.
IX THE HOUSE.
Many Reports by Committees on Va
SALEM. Or., Feb. 8. (Special;)-Tho
House opened with -prayer at 11:30 A. M.,
offered by Rev. T. F. Royal.
II. B 23L Hayden, to give County
Courts discretionary power to appoint
Road Supervisors; was passed.
IL B. 1ST to regulate fees of County
Clerk, was passed. 33 to 1L
H. B. 209, Davey, to lnorease compen
sation of State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction to $3000 per annum, was
IL B. 215, Johnson, for portage rail
road above The Dalles, was considered
In committee of the whole, amended and
sent to the engrossing committee.
IL It. 16, Hodson, to keep persons from
within the bar of the House, was adopted.
o. C K. 20, Mulkey, that Joint commit
tee now Investigating Land Board be em
powered to summon witnesses and secure
legal counsel from tho Attorney-General,
Reports were received as follows: By
Judiciary committee, recommending that
H. B. 254, Reed, to provide for recording
of assignments of certificates of sale be
IL B. 21S. Test, to regulate compensa
tion of officers of Malheur. County, ,beJ
H. B. 260. Hahn. relating to Qualifica
tions of persons to serve as administrators,
IL B. 221, Robblns, relating to purchase
of stocks, be passed.
H. B. 232, Hale; relating to property ex
empt from taxation, be passed.
11. B. 13S, Shelley, to abolish deficiency
Judgments on tho foreclosure of mort-.
gages, be not passed.
By Committee on railroads, that II. B.
2S4, Hodson, for safety headlights on
locomotives, be not passed.
By committee on education, H. B. 173.
Jones, for a Summer normal school at
Newport, without recommendation. This
bill -was made a special order for 2 P. II.
That II. B. 303, Davey. to change name
of Reform School, be passed with emerg
ency claust. '
That H. B. 264. Eddy, amending code re
lating to County Courts, levying a tax
for school purposes, be passed.
That S. B. 8. Kuykendall. requiring
school boards to furnish transportation
to pupils in certain cases, be passed.
That S. B. 69, Kuykendall. providing for
centralization of schools, be passed.
By committee on taxation! that IL B.
161. Kay, to assess bank stock, be passed.
By committee on alcoholic traffic, H.
B. 174, Shelley, to make drunkenness a
misdemeanor, without recommendation.
That H. B. 207, Shelley, to. regulate sale
of liquors, be passed.
By committee on revision of laws, that
S. B. 35, Mulkey, to prohibit circulation
of Indecent, obscene pictures and litera
ture, be passed.
Bills were referred as follows:
IL C. R, 25, Orton For a Joint commit
tee to fix compensation of all clerks em
ployed by Joint committee; to committee
IL C. R. 26. Shelley For prohibition of
"sale of intoxicating liquors at Lewis and
Clark Fair; to committee on resolutions.
H. C. R-. Galloway Authorizing Ore
gon Historical Society to secure posses
sion of old blockhouse at North Yamhill;
to committee on resolutions.
The following bills were Introduced and
road nrst and second times:
II. "B. SJS, Hume To fix salary of School
superintendent and Judge of Curry Coun
ty: on third reading.
H. B. 319, by Judiciary committee To
' amend codo relative to cases of assault:
on imru reaaing;
H. B. 320, Judd Relative to aeanlrlnr
water for public buildings at Salem: on
H. B. 321, Hermann To authorize State
uoara or iuiucauon to suspend a state
diploma; to committee on education.
Hv B. 822, Hermanr Relative to nnhlln
mgnway in uougias - minty, from Rose-
uurg to aiyrtle Point, .o committee on
roads and nignways.
H. B. 223, Orton To declare Associated
.tress ana au otner associations common
carriers; to committee on coroo rations.
IL B. 324. Hodson (by request) Rela
tive to registration of titles to real prop
erty; to committee on Judiciary.
The following bills were considered on
H. B. 145 Relative to .rebate of taxes
lor use or wide tires on wagons; passed.
H. B". 219, Orton To amend code relat
Ins to printing of ballots; passed.
Asks for Anti-Trust Laws, t
BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 9. In the House to
day Representative Jenkins. Hhe Repub
lican floor leader. Introduced a Joint ma.
mortal to Congress, asking for anti-trust
legislation and saying among other things
"that in our Judgment the interests of tho
people of the United States demand that
Congress shall enact legislation providing
tor more enecuve regulation and control
of great combinations of capital common
ly called trusts." Congress la" urged to
adopt the recommendations of President
Roosevelt on trusts.
BUTTE. Mont.. Feb. 9. A special to
the Miner from Deer Lodge, Mont., says
that James McGovern. a saloonkeeper,
who was charged with complicity in the
death' of Mary Rogers, a lC-year-old drl.
who died under .suspicious circumstances
In a Helena sanitarium, was acquitted
this afternoon. No evidence was adduced
at tne trial to show that McGovern had
been the cause of th. girl's ruin. The
case was very sensational, (us the parties
were wen Known mou -ecuon.
DECIDES TO RECONSIDER
SC.VATE AGAIN TAKES BP DIRECT
Measure Han Been Referred to Ju
diciary Committee, With Leave
to Report at Any Time.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 9. (Special.) By a
vote of 11 to 11. the Senate this afternoon
decided to reconsider the Crolsan direct
primary bill, which was defeated last Fri
day. The bill was referred to the com
mitter on Judiciary, with leave to report
at any time. The motion to reconsider
was made by Senator Wehrung, who
voted against the bill last Friday. At the
time the motion was made. Senator Mul
key was in the chair temporarily. Senator
ilarsters raised a point of order that the
bill could not be reconsidered after the
day the vote was taken. The chair ruled
that the Senate can reconsider within
three days, and that, therefore, the mo
tion was in order.
Senator Kuykendall said that, while he
Is not opposed to a proper form of direct
THE LATE COLONEL N. H. OWINGS.
FROMIXEXT' LEADER OF TVASHIXGTOX REPUBLICANS DURING
TER IlITO R I AL DAYS.
nomination law, he Is strongly opposed to I
the passage of this bill. He pointed out I
several features of the Crolsan bill which
he asserted were defective, and said It
would be a misfortune If tho bill should
pass. He said that the bill provides that
only those who are nominated under tho
direct nomination system shall bo entitled
to the name of the political party, all
nominees of conventions being required
to use some qualifying term. He could
not consent to require his party conven
tion to place Its candidates upon the
ticket with a "handle" to the party name.
He asserted that tho bill Is faulty in va
rious respects, and If It should bo passed
at all. It should be amended.
Senator Brownell addressed tho Sena to
in favor of reconsideration. He said that
the demand for years has been for a
means of placing tho power of control in
the hands of the people the power to con
trol the trusts and legislation. "The only
way to do this," ho said, "is to crush
down the power of the politician and ralso
up the power of the people.
I do not claim to be, any better nor
worse than my party. I uso the political
machine when I have nothing else to use.
but I am opposed to the political ma
chine. Tho politician Is Just as good as
the people, for he will do as nearly as he
can Just what the peoplo want. The man
in politics must consider the influences
that affect nominations and elections.
When there Is a strong railroad company
In my district. 1 11 get the railroad to
stand in with George C if I can. but I
don't like that way of doing things. I
would rather not bo compelled To consider
any one but the people. I would rather
take my chances with the people than
with the Federal officeholders who sneak
around tho conventions and dictate nom
inations. I say again, as I said last Fri
day, thSt if wo aro to err at all on this
question, we will be safe to err by giving
the peoplo too much power, rather than
too little. We can trust the people."
Senator Pierce favored tho bill, saying
that similar measures have been found a
TUB LATE IRA "WARD,
Last urrlvlljK member first
success in other states. "I cannot seej
he said, "how any Senator can claim to
favor direct nominations and yet vote
against a reconsideration of this measure.
If it is not Just what It should be, let it
oe reierrea to a committee ana ameMed
oeiore it is presented' again."
Senator Marsters said that there Is al.
ready a primary law on. the statute books.
wnicu nus oeen xouna a success in Mult
nomah County. A bill has been favorablv
recommended, extending the primary law
10 au me larger towns or. tne state.
"I can readily understand." said Senator
Marsters "why the distinguished Senator
from Clackamas should favor this bllL I
said last. Friday Uiat this bill b drawn
I . - i
in the interests of the shrewd politician.
Everybody knows that Senator Brownell'
can give every other politician cards and
spades when It comes to a test of political
Senator Mays said that, after studying
the bill closely, the committee on elections
had concluded that It Is not only imprac
ticable, but that it is in many respects
an Improper measure. He . said he felt
certain that the Senators are not familiar
with the terms of the bill, but are voting
their sentiments on direct nominations
rather than their opinions of this bill. He
sold that If any Senator will study the
bill as closely as the committee on elec
tions did, he would not support It.
The vote stood as follows:
For reconsideration Carter. Crolsan,
Daly. Farrar. Hobson. Howe. Miller, Mul
key, Pierce, Sweek. Wade. Wehrung. Will
iamson, President Brownell--ll.
Against reconsideration Booth. Dlm
ralck, Holman. Johnston. Kuykendall.
Marsters, Mays. Rand. Smith of Multno
mah. Smith of Yamhill. Stelwer IL
So the bill was reconsidered and referred
to the Judiciary committee.
It Is evident that there will be a con
test In the Senate over the creation of
Stockman County. The bill was reported
unfavorably In the Senate by the commit
tee on counties. When the bill was read
tho third time In the Senate this after
noon. Senator Kuykendall, chairman of
the bill be Inc
on counties, moved that
ndeflnltcly postponed. Sen
ator McGinn asked that time ,be given
for consideration of the bill, and moved
.mat it De made a soeclal order for Thurs
day. Senator Smith, of Multnomah, ob
jected to tho bill being summarily dis
posed of now, because of the fact that
the bill .passed the House and had the
support of a considerable number of per
sons who are here from the district from
which it is proposed to create the new
county. Senator Kuykendall objected to
so long a delay, saying that the men who
are nere in the Interests of the bill are
at an expense, and the measure should
be disposed of at once. By agreement.
the bill was made a special order for
Tuesday at 2:30 P. M. Senator McGinn
expressed his Intention of giving his ac
tive support to the measure.
ees ot county Clerks are fixed by a.
bill which passed the House this morning.
Mr. Gault Introduced the'' measure. The
fees are the samo as under tho existing
law, and the only changes from that law
are two. The first Is to exempt Multno
mah County from the operation of the
act. and the second Is a minor change In
phraseology by the elimination of the
words contained In parentheses In tho fol
lowing: It shall be tha duty of the several clerks of
Circuit and County Courts In the state at th
time of the flllns of any suit, action or pro-
ceeaine lor tne enforcement of private tights.
including- appeals asa writs or review, pro
ceedings In probate, petitions for probate of
wins, ror letters ot administration and com
plaints la law. contet proceedUm. divorce.
Injunction and mandamus suits, to exact from
the plaintiff or movlnjt party In said suit or
action or proceedings the sum ot 13 : (provided
that) In all caies where the amount craved
for or demanded does not exceed the sum of
Representative Hayden's bill, to give
county courts discretionary power to ap
point Roadmasters, passed the House
this morning. The present law reaulres
County Courts to appoint such officers
-frequently where they are not needed.
The bill amends section 4S53 of the new
code by the Insertion of the words '-'in
their discretion" in the opening clauso of
tne bin. That clause reads: "The County
Commissioners of the County Court of
each county in this state may, at their
discretion, at the first regular session
after tho passage of this act and Its ap-'
provai Dy me uovernor, appoint one or
more competent persons to superintend
me construction, improvement and re
pairs of all county roads and bridges,
In the absence of Mr. Hayden, who is
sick, Mr. Cornett urged passage of the
, By the passage of Eddy's House bill
125, by the Senate today, it is made the
duty of cities and school districts to re
port their annual tax levies to the County
Clerk by the first day of January of each
year. The purpose Is to have all the tax
levies reported early in the year, so that
the tax roll may bo ready for the collec
tion of taxes'by April L
House bill 108, by Hate, to remove the
$5000 limit to the amount that may be
recovered as damages for Injuries caus
ing death. Is a special order In the Sen
ate for 2 o'clock P. M. Tuesday. Tho
bill passed the House after a hard fight,
and was reported In the Senate by the
juaiciary committee without recommenda
tion. Tho House today Dassed Orton's bill rela-
tiveTd the printing of ballots. The present
law presences in detail the manner of
prcwrworlc, and requires "shifting the
guides" every 100 ballots. This, practical
printers and pressmen say. Is Impossible.
Under-Orton's bill the sample ballots and
the official ballots will be of different
The Houso this morning passed a bill
to raise the salary of the State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction from 2000
to J3O00 per annum. The bill cuts off the
$500 perquisites which the Superintendent
now draws, so that the Increase In salary
amounts reauy to W. His traveling 'ex
penses are limited' to 1800. The bill de
fines, the duties of the Superintendent.
The measure was Introduced by Mr.
LAND AGENT'S REPORT
SHOWS MATERIAL PROFITS FROM
21 MONTHS' WORK.
Bland Statement of the Indemnity
Land Hniilneiii State Has Fewer
Farms on Hand Now.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 9.-(Special.)State
Land Agent L. B. Geer has completed and
filed with the Governor his biennial re
port, covering tho business of that de
partment from January 1. 1901. to and
Including September 30. 1902.
The report shows the aggregate receipts
of the office fcr the period covered "by
the report to have been $197,009.53. Sales
for the 21 months amounted to 3179,154.
Among the recommendations made by the
Land Agjnt are the loaning to school dis
tricts or tne common school land, tne
employment of a competent stenographer
In connection with the office, and the
continuance of the office of State Land
Agent. The principal recommendations
outlined In the report are covered by,' bills
that are now pending in the Legislature.
The following summary shows the busi
ness of the office for 21 months:
Traetn on hand January 1. 1801..... 110
Tracts taXen In rlnce 33
Entire tracts SI
Amount fold for A S170.184 O0
Cost to the Jtate 140.U33 IS
Exctf. of amount sold for over cost. 3,130 81
Leavlr.r total number ot farms 68
Number ot farms under tale 3
From tracts sold $170,154 (V)
Partial sales e.557 5
Rents and forfeit payments 11.537 OS
Total I197.O0O 58
Explantory of Report.
Continuing, the retiring Land Agent, In
his report, says:
The foregoing- exhibits ot costs and receipts
only Include the principal of loan, cost of fore
closure, taxes and attorney fes paid by the
board: or. In other words, the money actually
paid out on. each place, but does not Include
the accrued Interest on the loans, so that the
amount shown aa received In "excess of amount
sola over cosx." logeiner wiin amount receiveu
on rents; Is applicable to the payment ot ac
I have understood that while these properties
belonged to the state they should be carefully
cared for and kept from damage or lots, and
be made to return as large a revenue to the
school fund as possible, but that It was the
settled policy of the board to sell them as won
as. It Is possible to obtain, approximately, their
true value. To the carrying out of this policy
I have given my best efforts.
I respectfully submit the foregoing exhlDIl
of conditions as they now -are, what has been
aimed at. and what has been accomplished In
my earnest endeavor, under your direction
and that of the board, to' carry. Into effect the
purpose of the law In creating this office.
X would respectfully call attention to the fol
lowing changes In the law. which, in my Judg
ment, would save the state from much trouble
First The statute of limitation should not
run against the state or the board in Ufc mat
ter ot land titles.
fWjin! T ttnnM rMHvnnvnd some nrovislon
of, law whereby loans from the conimon school
fund could be made to school districts, upon
proper' restrictions, at low rate of Interest.
Tb sTSImpcrtant for the reason that It wouia
In a measure put In circulation .the money be
longing to the common school fund, now Idle.
and at the same time secure all the benefits
arising therefrom to the public schools, the
primary purpose of the fund.
Third It should be the fluty ot tne snena
to notify the State Land Hoard of any tax due
and about to become delinquent on any lana
,qn whch the board holds a mortgage, and to
omit such mortgaged premises trom me aaver
tlsed delinquent lists, and that no costs or
penalties be added, and that It be' the duty of
the. board to Immediately pay saia lax ana
once foreclose the mortgage.
Fourth In view of the Importance and mag-
nlture of the work to be done. I wouia re
spectfully recommend tho continuance-, of the
office of State Lana Agent, wun provision iur
the emnlnrment of a competent stenographer.
The work Is arduous and' requires painstaking
nra and watchfulness, with good Judgment.
to obtain the best results and prevent the loss
ot the school fund.
Indemnity School Selection.
On this subject the Land Agent reports
In silbmlttlng mr report as State Land Agent
for the yean 10O1 and 1002. 1 desire to supple
ment my report of January 1. 1001. In the mat
ter of Indemnity echool selections, that I have
conscientiously followed the plan outlined in
my said report, and that all selections rnaoe
have been upon applications by citizens who
have, at their own expense, .procurea wnai ap
peared to be valid base, and in every instance
the entire cost and selection fees have been paid
by the applicant to purchase, eo that for every
acre selected the common scnooi luno nas nci-
ted J2 W.
The House today passed the Webster
bill repealing the act of a former Legis
lature which remitted the road tax of
those persona who use wlde-tlre wagons.
Webster said the act was not dblng the
good for the roads It had been expected to
accomplish, and Galloway attacked the
bounty feature of the law. The voto of
the House was noany unanimous.
A' letter from Senator Mitchell was read
In the House today, acknowledging the
receipt of tho Joint memorial adopted by
the Legislature January 21. asking Con
gress to enact Senator Mitchell's bill for
relief ot settlers lh Sherman County. The
committee on public lands of tho Sen
ate has reported favorably, on the bill. "I
hope to secure Its passage." writes Sen
ator Mitchell, "and am doing all In my
power with that end In view."
TO SHUT OUT MIDWAY.
Representative Shelley Would Also
Prohibit Liquor at 1005 Fair.
bat.-rm Dr.. Feb. 9. (Special.) The fol
lowing resolution presented to the House
today by Shelley of Lane, will be inter
esting to all persons who nro concerned
In the welfare of the Lewis and Clark
Whereas, we believe the morals of any com
munity to be above and beyond measurement
by any monetary consideration; and
' Whereas, wo further believe that the sale
of Intoxicating liquors, as well as certain
attractions (J) that have been countenanced
by "World's Falra" and "Expositions" tft the
extent of having been allowed inside "Fair"
anil "Exnosltlon" grounds, within the last dec
ade, have been detrimental to the morals and
best Interests ot the communities affected
Whereas, the Legislative Assembly of the
State ot Oregon having appropriated the sum
ot 1500,000 for the purpose ot promoting and
carnrlng forward a successful fair; ana
Whereas, we believe the said sum ample
for the said purpose without resorting to sucb
questionable methods; therefore be It
Resolved, by the House, the Senate concur
ring, that it Is the sense of this Legislative
Assembly that the managing board ot direc
tors ot the Lewis and Clark Centennial and
American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair
prohibit the sale ot Intoxicating liquors, as well
as all such attractons (7) as the Midway
Plalsance, within said grounds; sad be It fur
Resolved, That tha Chief Clerk- be. and he
Is hereby dtrected to fumlsh the President
of the said managing board a certified copy
ot taese resolutions.
DISCUSS WILLIAMSON DILL.
Opponents ot Measure Have Innlnjr
SALEM. Or., Feb. 9. (SpeclaL) The op
ponents of the Williamson irrigation bill
had an Inning tonight before the Joint Ir
rigation committee. A number of men ap
peared before the committees to. advocate
a continuance of the present law with
such amendments as are necessary. The
Williamson bUT proposes an entirely new
law drawn upon the plan of the Wyoming
law. The committee reached no, decision,
but will meet again tomorrow night. "
Judjre I R. Webster, who to interested
in the Harney Valley Improvement Com
pany, expressed the opinion that the pres
ent arid land law is as good as any that
can be prepared with the exception that
it should be amended so as to secure the
land to actual bona fide settlers rather
than to permit speculators to acquire IL
"I would amend the law so as to specify
In terms as strong as words can" make
it that the actual settlers shall have the
land, and that the Irrigation companies
snail not. '
Judge Webster said in objection to the
Williamson bill that It does not make
the Irrigation company securo in the re
payment of the money invested and un
der such circumstances no person would
Invest money In building canals. He said
that the Williamson bill requires the ap
plicant for land to furnish an abstract
showing the riparian and other water
Tights, but because of the absolute uncer
tainty of the legal extent of riparian
rights It Is Impossible for any person to
procure such an abstract. Ho consid
ered the Williamson bill impracticable In
E. E. Lytle. of the Columbia Southern
Irrigation Company, said that he would
be sorry to see any amendments mode to
the present law. He eald that he be
lieves that the Irrigation companies
should be given exclusive control of the
land from the date of the contract until
sold, and have power to build a fence
around fTSf they wish. His own com
pany, he said, has already sold the
greater part of the 27,000 acres which, it
hopes to get under its contract with the
W. H. Moore, of the same company, said
that he does not believe it would be
proper to limit the sale to actual settlers.
The greater number of those to whom the
Columbia Southern Irrigation Company
has sold Its lands are not persons who
could be classed as actual settlers.
Sam White, a member of the Legisla
tive committee of the State Irrigation As
sociation, said that he believes the pres
ent law Is sufficient If two amendments
be made. He would repeal section 6, which
gives the companies possession of the
land from the date of tho contract, and
amend section 10 so that settlers would
not get the land until they had reclaimed
at least one-fourth of It.
Mr. White also advocated the passage of
a bill limiting riparian rights to the actual
needs of a settler for beneficial uses and
requiring the use of trapezoidal measur
ing boxes, so that a waste of water could
Henry E. Ankeny took exception to Mr.
White's claim that a miner's inch ot water
per acre is sufficient as a maximum limit.
He said that In most cases this Is plenty,
but that In loose or gravelly soil double
that quantity Is needed.
Judge Webster. Senator Williamson,
Representative Emmltt and others also
Joined In this discussion, the general sen
timent being that the old rule that a
riparian owner may Insist upon the water
flowing in Its channel undiminished in
quantity must be abolished -and that
every man's right mustbe limited to his
John Morrison, of Adams.
ADAMS, Or.. Feb. 9. (SpecIaL)-John
Morrison died at his home one-half mile
northwest of Adams, Sunday, February 8,
at 9:20 P. M., aged 75 yeans. He was a
nfftlve of Scotland, having been 'born In
Glasgow In 1827. In 1S59 he moved with
his family to New Zealand, where he re
sided until 1S7S, when he removed to Uma
tilla County and settled pn the place
where he has since resided. His death
was due to a complication of diseases and
a general breaking down of his consti
tution. Deceased leaves soven children;
fltra nnni Tnin rt Tlrt f ( Vl fnlnmhtn..
William, of Gilliam. County'i Richard, of
Athena; Robert and Gibson, of Adams;
and two daughters. Mrs. J. O. Hales and
MIrs Elizabeth, living in Adams. Inter
ment will take place Tuesday at
James If. Shall,
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Feb. 9. (Spec
ial.) James H. Shull, for 40 years a resi
dent of the Walla Walla Valley, Is dead
In this city of Bright's disease. Tho de
ceased had large farming Interests on
Eureka Flat. He is survived by two
sons and a daughter.
MlaswWoIf nt Mount A nee I.
MOUNT ANGEL, Feb. 9. (Special.)
Last Siturday afternoon Miss Wolf, of
SUverton, delivered an Illustrated lecture
on the exploitations of Lewis and Clark
In the college hall ra -an audience com
posed principally ot college and academy
students. The proceeds of the lecture are
to go to the Exposition fund, which win
be. appreciably Increased, as tho hall was
filled to overflowing.
Lectured on Christian Science.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. Feb. 9. (Special.)
Mr. Carol Norton, of New York, lectured
here this evening Jit Vert's Hall. The lec
turer was introduced by Mayor Kane, and
a large audience was present. Including
many professors and students of Faclnc
University. Mr. Norton, lectured on. the
topic, "Christian Sclenco Is Applied
Christianity," and his remarks were well
Lear Broken In Collision.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 9. (Special.) In a col
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cars loaded with railroad construction
men, a Greek workman had his left leg
broken and badly mangled. The Injured
man wns taken to the company's hwpltal
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