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THE; HpEKEf Gr OBfigOKlAlN, THUKSOJLir, ANUABT 12
GUftRD FOR BILLS
COST HIM SH0W TICKBTS
HARRY MURPHY'S SNAPSHOTS AT LEGISLATORS .AND. OTHER PERSONAGES' AT SALEM
KILLINGSWORTH THINKS HIS
OVERCOAT HAS BEEN STOLEN.
Oregon Senate Pro
vides Against Theft
PROFITS BY EXPERIENCE
Measure for Constitutional
Convention Is introduced.
CLERKSHIP PROBLEM SOLVED
Caucus Takes Charge of Employment,
and Each Member Is to Be Given '
Consideration Whether or Not
He Introduces Resolution.-
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 11. (Staff Corrcspond-ence-This
-was the first day of real
work In the Senate and 37 bills were In
troduced as a starter. Probably the most
Important o these was that by Senator
Brownell. of Clackamas, providing for a
constitutional contention, to be held on
the second Monday in September. 1303.
The bill provides for a convention of 60
Ablegates, to be chosen at an election to
be neM on the first Monday in June, 1S05.
The Senate adopted a joint resolution
offered by Senator Pierce, the purpose of
which is to prevent a rush of work dur
ing the closing day of the session. The
resolution provides for an amendment of
the joint rules, so that no bill shall be
Introduced in cither House during: the
last ten -days of the session, and no bill
passed by one House shall be transmitted
to the other House during- the last five
days of the session.
The Senate also undertook to guard
against the thett of bills in course of
transmission from one house to another.
The president was authorized to appoint
a reliable man to take bills from the
Senate to the House and to receive bills
from the House, giving a receipt when he
takes possession of a bill and taking a
receipt lrom the person to whom he de
livers the bill. The Senate proposes to
have bills kept safely or be able to fix
the responsibility for losses.
The Republican caucus today grappled
with the clerkship problem and after con
siderable discussion decided upon a plan
wherejjy it is expected that the employ
ment of clerks for joint committees will
not only be kept within reasonable
bounds but an equitable distribution of
patronage will be made. Heretofore the
member introducing a resolution for the
appointment of a joint investigating com
mittee has been appointed chairman of
the committee and has had the power to
employ the clerks. Thus the member
who is early with resolutions secures the
appointing power. The caucus decided to
take charge of the employment of clerks
and give each member consideration
whether he introduced a resolution or
The caucus last evening appointed a
committee of three composed of Senators
Booth, Holman and Carter, to select and
recommend Senate clerks to be employed
under tho standing law on that subject.
The committee has selected tho follow
ing: Chief clerk judiciary committeer-To be
appointed by the chairman of that com
mittee. Assistant clerk, judiciary committee M.
13. Miller, of Wasco.
Chief clerk, ways and means committee
E. J. Swafford, of Marion.
Chief clerk, engrossed bills G. B. John
son, of Columbia.
Two assistants, engrossed bills Miss C.
Nell, of Multnomah: one vacancy.
Chief clerk, enrolled bills Simon Caro,
Two assistants, enrolled bills Miss May
McGce. Clatsop; Miss P. Chander, Wash
ington. Five general clerks Mrs. K. Wolf and
Miss Casey, Multnomah; E. J. Thornton,
Jackson: P- P. Olds, Yamhill; C. A. Dan
SENATE GOES TO WORK.
Bills Are Introduced and General Bus
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
The Senate was called to order at 10
A. M. by President Kuykendall. and
the Senate continued the election of
officers on permanent organization.
The following wore elected:
Chief clerk S. I. Moorhead.
Journal clerk E. I Karrtn.
Calendar clerk Frank Turner.
Reading clerk Frank Hotter.
Sergeant -at-annsC. P. Terrell.
Doorkeeper William Smith.
Mailing- cleric-J. 12. Barnett.
The President announced the ap
pointment of George Morton. Lowoll
Alderton and James Halleck, at pagos.
Frank Mlddletojrwas elected tomporary
Journal clerk until tho arrival of E. 1.
S. C. R. 1. by Coe To examine books
of State Treasurer, was introduced.
On motion of Senator Hand it was
ordered that all resolutions rotating"
to the examination of public officers
be referred to a' committee of throe,
to be appointed by the President. The
President appointed Senators Rand,
Malarky and Smith.
S. J. R. 1, by Pierce To adopt the
joint rules of the session of 1903,
with an amendment to rule 10:
On motion of Senator Brownell the
members of the Salem Ministerial As
sociation were invited to open the
sessions of the Senate with prayer.
S. C. R. 3, by Croisan To Inspect
the affairs of the state penitentiary;
S. C R. 4, by Hobson To Inspect
the affairs of the Insane Asylum; re
ferred. S. C R. 5. by Smith To examine af
fairs of Soldiers Home; referred.
S. C. R. G. by Bowerman To examine
affairs of State Land Office; referred.
S. C. R. 7. by Loughary To examine
Rffalre of office of State Land Agent: re
ferred. S. C. R. S, by Malarkcy To exam
ine affairs of office of Seorctary of
S. C R. 3. by WhealJon To exam
ine affairs of office of Secretary of
S. R. 1. by Hodson Providing for
printing of calendar; adopted.
S. R. -. by Coc To provide for a
Senato bill messenger; adopted.
S. R. 2. Whealdon For purchase of
five daily newspapers for each Sena
S. R, 4, by -Pierce That copies of
Bellinger and Cotton's code h? fur
nished to the Senators by the Secretary
of State: adopted.
S. C K. 2, by Miller Requiring that
general appropriation bills be Intro
duced not less than seven days before
S. R. 5, by Malarkcy That each Sen-
ator be permitted to employ one sten
ographer or clerk and that the seven
stenographers authorized by law be
dispensed with; adopted.
On motion of Senator Piorce the
standing committee on Irrigation was
increased from three to five.
S. R. 6, by Rand That each Senator
be furnished with 250 2-cent postage
stamps and 100 newspaper wrappers;
S. R. 7, by Coshow That each Sen
ator be furnished with copies of gen
eral and special laws and Senate and
House Journals of the sessions of 1903;
S. R. S, by Miller Extending courte
sies of tne Senate to the newspaper
S. B. 1, by Laycock To "amend
3098 of the code." permitting school
districts and Town Clerks to notify
County Clerks of the tax levies made
by them by January 1, read twice, re
ferred to the holdover Senators on tho
judiciary committee, and later passed
under suspension of the rules.
On behalf of the Oregon Historical
Society. Senator Brownell presented
tp the President of the Senate a guvel,
the bundle of which was made from
the wood of a oherry tree planted in
1347 and the head from the wood of an
apple tree planted In 1S25.
At 11 o'clock the Senate adjourned
until 2 P. M.
At the afternoon session the Senate
passed S. B. 6. by Haines, to amend
the charter of Hillsboro.
Penumbra Kelly, of Multnomah
County, was appointed by the Presi
dent to act as special Senate messen
ger to carry bills from the Senate to
the House and receive bills coming
from the Housf.
S. C. R. 10. by Bowermfcn To inves
tigate State Board of Portage Commis
S. R. 9, by Rand For appointment of
assistant doorkeeper; adopted.
H. J. R. 1. by Ritchie Inviting the
President to visit Oregon in 1905;
Bills Introduced in Senate.
S. B. 1, by Laycock TT permit school
districts and municipalities to give notice
of special tax levies by February 1. 1905.
S. B. 2. by Brownell To provide for a
S. B. 3. by Miller To amend subdivis
ion 3. of section 3360 of the code, so as to
provide that in apportioning school funds
each district shall first be paid $100 in
stead of $30, before the per capita dis
tribution Is made.
S-- B. 4. by Miller To reteal sections 3905
to 3911 of the rode, relating to health of-
nrera at Astoria, woos way ana uartnner.
S. B. E. by Miller To fix the salaries of
S. B. 6. by Haines To amend the char
ter of Hillsboro.
S. B. 7, by Smith To creat the Third
Eastern' Oregon Aerlcultural Society.
S. B. F. by Coe To amend section 1703
of the code so as to raise the statutory age
for rape from 16 to IS.
S. B. P. by Croisan To reimburse the
common school fund for moncv loaned
to the State Agricultural Socletv.
S. B. 10. by Avery Abolishing the office
of County Recorder In Benton Countv.
S. B. 11. by Booth, To amend the char
ter of Springfield.
S. B. 12. by Booth To establish a Bu
reau of Mines and Geology at the State
University, and appropriate moncv there
for. S. B. 13. by Tuttle For the protection
S. B. It. by Tuttle For the : protection
of salmon and sturgeon.
S. B. 15. by Tuttle To repeal section
2d27 of the code.
S. B. 16, by Tuttle For tho protection of
S. B. 17,. by Tuttle For protection of
S. I. 18, by Whealdon To create a State
S. B. 1?. by Smith To make County
Surveyors ex-offlclo Headmasters.
S. B. 20. by Croisan To fix f.ees of Coun
ty Recorders and Clerks, amending act
S..B. 21. by Croisan For relief of Mrs.
Mary Nlbblcr to the amount of $77.45 for
meals for members of Tracy and Merrill
S. B. 22. by Croisan To amend section
182 of the code prescribing the procedure
at tho trial of cases.
S. B. 23. by Croisan by request) For
relief of Mrs. Amanda J. Herren.
S. B. 21. bv Pierce To regulate use or
water irom streams in uregott.
S. B. 25. by Pierce To amend jeetion
3124 or the eod relating to protection of
game birds In Eastern Oregon.
S. B. 20. by Pierce To amend section
FKtS of ihe code, authorizing municipalities
to condemn water rights.
S. B. 27. by Pierce To authorize the
transfer of estates In guardianship from
one county to another.
S. R. 28. by Pierce To amend section
222 of the, code, to protect prairie chick
ens in Eastern Oregon.
S. B. 29. by Pierce To amend section
2010 of code relating to deer and antelope.
S. B. Ttt. by Loughary To condemn land
for public school nurowes.
S. B. 31. by Rand To abolish office of
countv Kecoraer in isaKor county. .
&. B. 351. .by Rand To fix salary of
ijoouiy vountv tierK in saKer County.
S. B. 3Z. by Rand To fix salary of
sscnooi superintendent in Baker Countv.
S. B. 34. by Rand-Ralslag compensa
tion of Sheriff of Baker Countv.
S. B. .35. by Coshow To -amend the Tor
re ns title registration law.
S. B. SC. by Rand by request) To reg
S. B. 37. by Rand -To Incorporate Hot
avngs. jsaKer t.ounij.
PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT
THE OREGON SENATE.
Made From Trees Grown From Seeds
Planted Early in the Last
SALEM, Or.. Jan. 1L Soon after the
Senate completed the election of officers
this morning. Senator Brownell, acting
on behalf of tho Oregon Historical ' So
ciety, presented to President Kuykendall
a gavel made of fruit trees planted in the
early days of Oregon. In making the
presentation. Senator Brownell read the
following brief description prepared by
Assistant Secretary George IL Hlmes. of
"Wood Handle made of beedttnc apple
wood; head xf Royal' Anne Cherry.
Hlctory of these woods In .London, early
in 1K!5, a farewell dinner -party was riven
to some young gentlemen, mployea ot tha
Hudson's Bay Co.. who had orders to ra-
port to Sr. John ilcLoughlln at Vancouver.
At this party some young ladles in a frolic
some moment slyly placed a lot of the seed
of the fruit they had been eating In tha
waistcoat pockets of the young gentlemen.
Upon arriving at Vancouver late in the year
1S25. these young gentlemen. In overhaul-,
lag their wardrobe, discovered the fruit
seeds, and gave them to Jcmes Bruce, the
Scotch gardener, and he planted them.
From a seedling apple tree, which got its
start In this way the wood for this hand!
Tho cherry-wood was taken from a Royal
Anne cherry tree, which as a scion was
brought to Oregon from Iowa In 1S47 by
Henderson Luelllng. one of the 700 or S00
fruit trees, from 20 Inches to four feet high,
which he brought that year, and was
planted at llilwauklc. This was one of tho
first Royal Anne cherry trees In Oregon. Th
"traveling nursery" referred to contained
the first grafted trees, not only in Oregon,
but on the Pacific Coast.
In accepting the present, ' President
Kuykendall, on behalf of himself and
successors', thanked the Historical Society
and expressed tho hope that the Instru
ment of authority would always be
wielded in such a manner as to reflect
credit upon the President and the Senate.
As soon as the Senate had completed
organization this morning eight or ten
Senators were on their feet offering reso
lutions. Pages were kept on the run
bringing in these documents and the clerk
was buried under the papers offered. As
soon as he began to read it was evident
that practically all the resolutions pro
vided for the appointment of joint com
mittees, with authority to employ clerks,
for the purpose of examining the affairs
of the several state offices and state In
stitutions. The rapidity with which these resolu
tions came in on the instant that the
Senate was ready for business would
probably lead the uninformed to believe
that the public affairs of the State of
Oregon arc in a bad way and need prompt
attention, but those familiar with the
ways of Legislatures know that eagerness
In this direction has for its purpose the
securing of a chairmanship on the com
mittee with the power to employ the
These investigating committees are al
ways appointed and there is always haste
In introducing the resolution. On this
occasion the Interest In the investigation
of state offices was so great that the
Senators forgot to notify the House that
the Senate was organized and ready for
The rush this morning was so great
that Prcrfdent Kuykendall asked the Sen
ators to be patient and not send all their
resolutions at once, as there are 3S days
left In the session. Senator Miller pro
tested against this unbusinesslike method
of examining the books and accounts of
state offices, declaring that it resulted In
no good. He called attention tor the Davis
defalcation of $20,000 in the state land of
fice, which an investigating committee
failed to discover in 1S93. and assorted
that the perfunctory Legislative investi
gation as usually conducted is of no value
although very expensive.
On motion of Senator Rand it was or
dered that a committee of three be ap
pointed to whom all resolutions of this
class jhall be referred. The President ap
pointed Senators Rand, Malarkev and
Senator Miller's flat salary bill. Intro
duced today, provides the following sal
aries: Governor. $0: Secretary of State.
JSOno: State Treasurer. JSOM; Attornev-
General, $500: Chief Justice of Supreme
court, HjW; Associate Justices, $400
Thlf bill provides that the Governor shall
receive no fees or perquisites pertaining
to the discharge of any official duty. As
to the Secretary of State this, limitation
it? worded differently. It provides that the
Secretary shall Teccl-c no fees or nor-
tjuisites for the performance of any duty
pertaining to his duty. Under this pro
vision the secretary can sllll receive sal
arles as a member of several state beards.
Senator Miller says that he intended hi
bill to shut off all perquisites for any
official service, whether connected with
the duties of his office as Secretary of
State or not and he will call-nhe matter
to the attention of the committee to which
the bill may be referred.
The first bill passed by both houses of
the Legislature was an emergency meas
ure made necessary by the act of the
special session of 1903, prescribing the
time when notice of school district and
municipal tax levies must be given. Prior
to 1903 this notice could be given, any
time before February 1. but at the special
session an act was passed requiring that
the notice be given by January 1. Many
School Clerks and Town Recorders did
not learn of this change in the law, and
as a consequence the required notice was
not given prior to January L 1S05. The
bill Introduced today by Senator Laycock
provides that in 1905 the notice may be
given any time before February 1. but
hereafter it must be filed with the County
Clerk not later than January 1. The
change to the earlier date at the session
of 1903 was made, because It Is essentia!
that County Clerks should have this In
formation by January 1 so that they can
extend their assessment rolls.
Laycock's Senate bill was rushed
through the House through .the asslstaDee
of Stelner of Crook, Grant, Klamath and
Lake. -Xo opposition was developed. It
was. announced that Governor Chamber
lain will sign the bill at the earliest pos
The creation of a State Alining Bureau
is the purpose of Whealdon's Senate bill
18, which requires the Governor to f ap
point a board of five trustees, who shall
maintain a bureau In Portland, employ
a mineralogist at a ealary of $150 per
month and expenses. The Wll carries an
appropriation of $10,000 a year.
Two gasoline patrol boats for the -use
of the JIuster Fish Warden and deputies
arc to be purchased at a cost of JTOOO If
Senator Tattle's Senate resolution 17 be
comes a law.- The bill carries an appro
priation of $6000 for operating expenses.
Each boat is to be In the charge of a
captain at a salary of $S0 a month.
To make County Surveyors ex-officio
County Roadmasters is the purpose of
Senate bill 19, by Senator Smith. Survey
ors are to make specifications for all
bridges, and If the estimated cost is $200
the contract for building the bridge must
be let after an advertisement for bids.
Tho bill also provides that hereafter
Road Supervisors shall be paid $2.50 per
day: surveyors. $3; viewers, $4; chain-carriers
and markers $2. and each of them
10 cents a mile for distance traveled from
place of residence and return. This bill
proposes to amend sections 3 and 32 of the
act of 1303.
To protect attorneys in their right to
talk to juries. Is the purpose of a bill in
troduced by Senator Croisan, of Marion.
The bill provides how a trial shall be be
gun and conducted, and says that attor
neys shall not be limited to less than
two hourn for addressing the Jury in be
half of cither the plaintiff or defendant.
If either party require it, the trial Judge
must reduce his Instructions to writing
and file them with the clerk.
Prairie chickens arc not to be killed in
Eastern Oregon until September, 1903, if
Pierce's Senate bill 2S should become a
law. After the dae mentioned they may
be killed only between September 15 and
Senator Booth' bill creating a Bureau
of Mines and Geology at the State Uni
versity vests control of the bureau In a
board of trustees composed of the Presi
dent of the University, the Superintend
ent of Public Instruction, and a man to
be appointed by the Governor from a list
of three to be named by the State Miners'
Association. This board has power to ap
point a director of the bureau and experts
and assistants, and fix their compensa
tion. It is tho duty of tho bureau to make
a geological survey of the state, make
testa of minerals and measurements of
water flowing in the several streams of
tho state. The amount of the appropria
tion to be made for the support of this
bureau is left blank.
At present there is no state law regu
lating the .location of placer . mining
claims. Such locations arc made under
the Federal law. Smith, of -Josephine,
has introduced a bill on placer claims
which in general conforms to the state
law on quarts claims. A ten-foot hole
must be dug on the claim, and, if it is
on surveyed land, the stakes must con
form to the surveyed divisions.
A clause provides that the directors of
all mining companies be required to take
an oath of office, promising fattbfully-to
perform, their duties.
The salary of the School Superintendent
of Tillamook County J fixed at $1000 a
year by a bill Introduced by West of Til
lamook. Tho present salary is 600,
Repeal of the bounty on seals, sea lions.
sheldrakes, shags and cormorants Is the
object of a bill Introduced by Maygcr, ot
Columbia. The bounty, according to the
present law. Is to be paid out of the fish-
cry fund, but the law baa been a dead
SALARIES PAID BY MONTH
BILL FOR STATE EMPLpXES IN
TRODUCED BY KAY.
Object Is Lessening of Labor in Sec
relary of State's Office and Con- .
venience to Wage-Earners.-
SALEM, Or., Jan. 1L (Special.) That
employes of state institutions be paid
monthly Instead of quarterly, Kay of Mar
ion presented a bill today in the House.
The bill provides that the Secretary of
State shall draw ordera on the State
Treasurer for the superintendents of in
stitutions, who shall pay all employes
under them. By the present system, war
rants are drawn by the Secretary ot
State In favor of each employe.
The proposed new method Is offered as
more satisfactory to employes and as
lessening the labor In tho offices of tho
Secretary of State and State Treasurer.
Notaries public to be commissioned, by
the Secretary of State only on recommen
dation of 20 freeholders and after payment I
of a $10 fee. which shall go Into the state i
treasury is tne aim ot a om iniroauceu
by Representative Smith of Josephine.
The bill provides that the seal on the
commission shall specify the date" when
the commission shall expire.
"This bill was suggested by the work of
affidavit men In the land frauds." said
Mr. Smith today. Another bill by Smith
proposes to raise the tax on Insurance
premiums from 2 to 4 per cent.
Vawter of Jackson has introduced in
the' House a bill to make secure the
validity of the state's purchase of school
bonds on which the state has loaned
money from its irreducible school fund.
Another bill of Vawtcr's gives to electric
companies the power to acquire by con
demnation, riparian and water rights for
water power of streams.
That the state may retain possession ot
streams having valuable water power Is
the object of a House resolution intro
duced by Kllllngsworth of Multnomah.
The resolution cites that surveys made by
the State University show the Santlam and
the Mackenzie Rivers to have a combined
power of over 400,000-horse power, and
suggests that other streams as yet unsur-
veyed may prove a source of revenue to
the state. The resolution provides for
the appointment by the Speaker ot a
special committee of five members of the
House, whose duty It shall be to inquire
Into tho feasibility of the state's retain
ing all possible control of these water
rights. The committee is to report by bill
or otherwise as soon as possible. The
resolution was referred to the resolution
The bill for a revised irrigation code,
which was drafted by the Stater Irriga
tion Commission, was introduced in the
House this morning by Bailey of Multno
mah and was read the first time.
A bill from Mayger of Columbia would
give to the possessors of riparian rights
on the Columbia River power to remove
and keep oft fish traps from the front of
their property. As the law stands, fish
traps may be planted without permission
of the riparian owners.
Another bill by Mayger provides a fine
for depositing sawdust and other waste
In streams to the detriment of salmon.
As the law stands no penalties are pro
vided. A third bill from Mayger restores
to the people the election of Road Super
visors. According to the provisions of a bill In
troduced by Representative Kuney. of
Wasco, -the district boundary board of
any school district may begin condemna
tion on land for school purposes when It
deems the price asked as exorbitant or
when the- directors cannot agree upon
the price. The District Attorney shall
act for the board In such cases.
Regulation of blasting powder and fuse
is the purpose of a bill Introduced by
Smith, of Baker. -All such powder Is to
be plainly labeled, together with date of
manufacture. If when heated It remains
soft at a temperature of 32 degrees Fah
renheit, or Is In a state of crystallization.
It is to be condemned. When fuse has
aparently been overheated Its use Is for
bidden. The punishment provided is a
fine of $10 to $100.
An amendment to the Labor Commis
sioner bill was Introduced this morning
in the House by Bailey, of Multnomah.
The term of the present Inspector is to
be extended from July, 1905, to January,
1907, In order that the work of the present
Commissioner may be finished before the
new incumbent shall assume office. Gov
ernor Chamberlain has recommended the
To place, the appointment of the State
Librarian in the bands of the Supreme
Judges is the purpose of a bill Introduced
in the House by Richie, ot Marion, Here
tofore the librarian has been elected by
the Legislature. The new method alms
for greater efficiency In the library.
To abate the smoke nuisance during
the Summer, the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition, through President Goode and. Sec
retary Reed, sent in a memorial, which
was presented by Bailey, of Multnomah.
The .Exposition officials suggest that the
duties of the rangers be conferred upon
the Sheriffs of the various counties, and
that they be assisted by deputies ap
pointed by the County Court of each
The memorial suggests that the new
law restrict the setting out of clearing
fires: that permits for such fires be is
sued by County Courts, and that new
penal laws be enacted for offenders.
RESOLUTIONS POUR IN.
Dobbin of Wallowa Sets the Flood
SALEM, Or., Jan. 11. (Special.) "Mr.
Speaker." said Dobbin of Wallowa, this
morning, holding up a jjaper which
looked like a resolution. Sure enough it
was a resolution, but the House, Instead
of being on that order of business was on
the first reading ot Houst bills.
"I'd like to ask the unanimous consent
of the House to Introduce a resolution,"
went on Mr. Dobbin, whereat the rules
were suspended and the reading clerk
labored through the rollcoll. The reso
lution called for a joint committee to in
vestigate State Land Board affairs. But
before the resolution had come to vote
other members sprang up with resolu
tions asking for the same privilege.
Graham of Marion was one of them,
who wanted a joint Investigation of the
State Printer's office. Comett was another
who wished to safeguard documents In
transmission between the House from the
fate of tho famous gambling bill, .and to
Investigate the Soldiers' Home at Rose
burg. So many others were popping up
with resolutions at this time that the
gates were opened wide and the resolu
tions flooded in.
One of them, from Smith (Dem.) of
Josephine, asked for a Joint assembly to
hear the Governor's message at 1 P. M.
Llnthlcum (Rep.) of Multnomah proposed
to amend by deferring the joint assembly
to 11 A. M. tomorrow. The amended
resolution was adopted, but Kav of
Marlon raised a point of order 'insisting
mat tne resolution must Arts go to the
committee on resolutions. Speaker Mills
sustained the point of order and the reso
lution went to committee, whereunon
Llnthlcum introduced a resolution for 11
A. M. tomorrow. It was also referred.
The House has not yet been assisted to
Its morning duties by a clergyman; there
lore Kay presented a resolution for
prayer at the beginning of each day's
session. Miles of Yamhill, yesterday, in
troduced a similar resolution. Both are
in the hands of the committee on resolu
tions which was appointed this afternoon
by Speaker Mills.
Dobbin of Wallowa offered a concurrent
resolution for a joint committee of fivt to
examine the affairs of the State Land
Agent and to investigate tho status of
mineral and other defective base for lieu
lands. Smith (Dem.) of Josephine made
the Republicans, smile by introducing a
joint resolution requesting Congress to
call a National Constitutional Convention.
Another concurrent resolution came
from Cornett. which. If adopted, will re
quire the clerk of each, house to receipt
to tne otner ior an mils transmitted be
tween the two bodies. The fate of the
gambling bill, which was lost on Its way
to the Senate a year ago, prompted the
The following House committee on res
olutions was announced by Speaker Mills
at the opening of the afternoon session:
Kay of Marion. Llnthlcum of Mult
nomah. Cole of Umatilla, Von der Hcllen
of Jackson, Sits of Harney.
HIGHEST AWARD FOR WHEAT
Umatilla Farmer Receives Notice
From St. Louis Fair Jury.
PENDLETON, Or Jan. II. (Special.)
Umatilla County leads the world in the
production of fine wheat, according to the
superior jury on awards of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition. W. P. Temple, an
active xarmer oi tnis county, today re
ceived official notice of the highest award
received for the display of wheat at the
air. lcmpies specimens .consisted of
three sheaves of bluestem wheat and
formed a part or Umatilla County's por
tlon of the Oregon exhibit. '
Butte Has a Cold Day.
BUTTE. Mont, Jan. 11. Butte experi-
encea ine coiaest aay in two years, the
temperature ranging from ten degrees be
low zero in the heart of the city, to 25
and 30 below on the wind-swept fiats be
low towni Falling temperature through
out tne state is general today, though
tho Weather Bureau reports tonight In
dicate warmer weather.
A timely ue of
Pis o's Cure often pre-
Accused Friends Have Revenge-WhetT
Article Is Found Where Repre
sentative Had Placed It.
SALEM, Or.. Jan. 11. (Special. J
"Who stole my overcoat?" cried Will
iem Kllllngsworth, of Multnomah, but
all the accused pleaded Innocence.
However, he was quite sure that petty
larceny had been committed in the
coatroom ot the House.
"I thought everybody in the Legis
lature was hrihestr he exclaimed as
he piloted each lawmaker to the coat
room and showed them the bare hook l
on the blank wall. But the missing
garment was found in one of the committee-rooms.
Then Mr. Kllllngsworth remembered
that he had left the coat cn the self
same spot where it was found, and
apologized very humbly. But his Mult
nomah colleagues, who had considered
themselves accused were damaged as
to their feelings, and to heal the Injury
Mr. Kllllngsworth took them all to the
theater. A dozen gentlemen were his
guests and the recovery of the gar
ment cost Mr. Kllllngsworth a pretty
penny. But he paid cheerfully. His
guests were: Holcomb, Crang. Capron,
Mayger, Colwell. Welch, Llnthlcum,
Cooper, Bailey, Hudson, C. A. Burck
hardt, H. G. Van Dusen.
Mr. Capron received a "windfall irom
somewhere this morning and has- prom
ised to take the same party to the the
R, F. Robinson, School Superintend
ent of Multnomah, is here answering
inquiries ot the Multnomah delegation
as to the proposal to raiser his salary
He now receives $1500 a year and pays
his own traveling expenses a sum
which is deemed inadequate; The com
pensation proposed is $2300. X bill to
Increase his salary passed the last Leg
islature apd was vetoed.
The Multnomah delegation takes the
view that the present salary la too
small. It Is understood that the Gov
ernor vetoed It under a misunderstand
ing of the bill's contents and that he
will not oppose, an Increase.
H. G. Van Dusen. Master Fish War
den. -and J. W. Bailey, Food and Dairy
Commissioner, are here looking after
proposed legislation affecting salmon
and pure-food interests-
An anti-cigarette bill is expected to
appear in the House In a day or two.
Rev. Wallace R. Struble. Anti-Cigarette
League organizer, asked the Mult
nomah County delegation today for a
bill absolutely prohibiting the sale of
cigarettes, but the delegation turned
down the proposal. It is probable that
a bill amending the present law which
prohibits the sale ot cigarettes to boys
Under 18 years will be Introduced, but
not by Multnomah members. Senators
who have heard of the proposed leg
islation say the bill will emanate from
ROUTINE IN HOUSE.
Summary of the Work Done by the
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.) The
House was called to order at 11 A. M. by
The courtesies of the House were ex
tended to Judge H. L. Benson. Circuit
Judge -of the First District, on motion of
sieiaer ot .uaKe.
H. R. 10, by Kay That House open
dally with prayer.
H. R. 11, by Smith of Josephlne That
House and Senate meet In joint session
to hear Governor's message at 1 p. M.;
amended to 11 A. M. tomorrow and re
H. JJ R. J7, by Sjnlth of Josephine
Asking Congress to call National Constl
tutioncf. Convention: referred.
H. J. R. S. Richie, by request That
stock inspectors reports be printed; re
ferred. H. J. M. 1, by Bailey Asking for pro
tection of forests against fire; referred.
H. C. R. 10, by Dobbin For Joint com
mittee of five to examine accounts of
State Land Agent and Investigate min
eral and other defective base for lieu
lands; referred. ,
H. C. R. 11. by Graham For jofnt in
vestigation of State Printer's office for
past two years; referred.
H. C. R. 12. by Cornett That chief
clerk of each house receipt for all bills
passed from one bouse to the other; re
ferred. H. C. R. 13. by Llnthlcum That the
Governor be requested to send In message
Thursday at 11 A. M.; adopted.
H. C. R. 14. Cornett For joint com
mittee, of five to Investigate Soldlars'
Home at Roseburg; referred.
H. C. R. 15, by Bramhall For a joint
committee of five to examine affairs of
State Printer; referred. -;.
H. R. 11, by Kllllngsworth ForlHouse
committee to ascertain feasibility of
state's retaining control of water power
of streams: referred.
On motion of Capron of Multnomah, the
courtesies of the House were extended to
Judge C. B. Trenchard, of Astoria.
H. B. 5. by Laws Special tax of 5 mills
for new Clatsop Courthouse: passed.
On motion of Bailey, Speaker Mills was
authorised to appoint page to transmit
documents to and from State Printer.
H. J. R- 13. For joint assembly at 11
A. M. Thursday: adopted.
S. B. 1. by Laycock Authorizing fllin?
of school levies later than January 1,
TWENTY-FIVE BILLS IN HOUSE
Cole Heads the List With a New
SALEM, Or., Jan. IL (SpeclaL)
following bills were introduced
H. B. 51, by Cole For new irrigation
H. B. 32, by Kuney Authorizing con
demnation of lands for public school pur
poses by district boundary- boards.
H- B. 53, by Smith of Baker Providing
for labeling of explosives.
H. B. 54. by West Fixing salary of
County School Superintendent ot Tilla
H. B. 55. by Miles For protection of for
ests from fires.
H. B. 56, by Llnthlcum Articles of in
corporation to be prima facie evidence of
corporations' right to do business.
H. B. 57. by Mayger Fixing riparian
rights on Columbia River.
H. B. 58, by Mayger Amending law for
protection of salmon against deposits of
waste In streams.
H. B. 59, by Mayger As to election of
H. B. 60, by Cornett Amending general
H. B. CI, by Mears Authorizing corpor
ations to act as administrators.
H. B. 62. by Bailey To lengthen term
of Labor Commissioner six months:
H. B. 63. by Mutr To amend code as
to judicial records from foreign coun
tries. H. B. 64, by Mulr For state board to
promote uniform legislation In the United
States on marriage, divorce, Insolvency
and other subjects.
H. B. 65. by Mulr Relating to the hold
ing of property by trustees and executors.
H. B. 6S. by Fawk Amend charter of
H. B. 67. by Smith of Baker As to lo
cation of placer mining claims.
H. B. 6S, by Mulr Relating to powers, of
executors and administrators.
H B. 69, by Richie To amend law as to
H. B. 70. by Mayger To repeal sections
4130. 4131. 4133. 4134 of code.
H- B. 71. by Kay Provldlng-Tor monthly
pay of employes of state Institutions.
H. B. 72, by Dobbin To amend charter
H- B. 73. by Smith of Josephine To re
peal section 3S1 of code.
H- B. 74. toy Smith of Josephlne--To reg
ulate notaries public
H. B. 75, by Smith of Josephine To
amend code as ta ioniraiic&.cprapanlcs.
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