Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 04, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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Legislative Committees'Would
Make it $2,000,000.
Normal School Advocates Are Most
Pressing In Their Demands for
Larger Appropriations Than
Given Two Years Ago.
Amount of
100.VC (probaWy).. 52.0CXj.ixX
1003-4 2.CW.717
18Q1-'J l.TiCi.OOo
1899-00 ; 1.3SO.IH4
SALKM, Fob, 3. (Special.) Appropria
tions asked of the Oregon Legislature at
this session aggregate $2,340,000, but Chair
man -Farrar, of the Senate committee on
ways and means, and Chairman Vawter,
of the corresponding Hou?2 committee,
say they will endeavor to hold them down
below $2,000,000. Bills are about all intro
duced, and next Tuesday is the last day
ailowed for presentation of new meas
ures, if the Legislature is to adjourn Feb
ruary IT.
When all the sums asked of the Legis
lature were ptrewn out before Mr. Farrar
and Mr. Vawter today the two lawmakers 1
Marea nard at tne ngures. ana reraarKca
"They will have to be cut down."
Whereat each bethought himself where
best to try tlie pruning shears. But as
the week had been long and weary and
strenuous, they " gave up the effort until
next Monday.
The two committees are hard pressed
by hungry folk, and the members do not
Jlnd much enjoyment in lodging them by
day nor in listening to their harangues
at night meetings. Every night the mem
bers rub their knees together under the
council tabic in the southwest corner of
the Capitol, and gaze, on the gesticulating
petitioners through the somnolent tobacco
Thus far the committees have exercised
their minds chiefly on the sums needed
for the various departments of the state
government for tho stale institutions at
Salem, for the State University at Eugene
and for the normal schools at Monmouth.
Drain, Ashland and Weston. They have
I practically made up the appropriation
bills for the departments of government
and the institutions at Salem.
The committees have had hard tussles
with the normal schools, and arc still
writhing on tho mat with the keen appe
tites of those institutions. The normals
hunger for a menu of 5216,600, and say that
the JSS.OQO doled out to them by the last
legislature was barely sufficient to keep
body and soul together and the moss off
the roof.
Then, too, a long -procession of special
appropriation bills is lined up at the door
of tho two committees clamoring for this
and that and the other, until it is said
of Mr. Farrar and Mr. Vawter that they
could almost wish that others had the
cares of state and that they themselves
could play cards at the club after night
fall. That all the normals will be recognized
by. the committees is practically certain.
unless the effort now drawing to a head
against Drain can cut oft that institution
Tho largest appropriations beside those
already mentioned will be 545.000 for In
djan fighters of IS55-56. and $62,531 for re
demption of swamp land warrants. An
apropriation bill carrying 5133.000 for pay
ing expenses of the Legislativesession and
certain claims and deficiencies has already
been enarted. A girls reform school, to
cost $30,000. is proposed, and an executive
mansion to cast $14,500.
The sum of $23,000 is appropriated for
salmon hatcheries in a bill which has
passed both houses: likewise a bill to
appropriate $23,000 for maintenance of the
portage railway. Another $23,000 will be
asked for to extend the portage from
Big Eddy to The Dalles.
A school for the feeble-miKded. to cost
$15,000, is proposed. The Cole bill for re
vision of the irrigation code, and for ap
polntment of a State Engineer carries
$25,000. The Oregon Historical Society is
asking for $12,500; the Patton Home, $4000;
the Crittenton Home. $0000. and the Boys
and Girls' Aid Society. $SO00.
The appropriations sought for are as
Deficiency bill (pajwsJ) $ e133.147.42
Executive, administrative. Judi
cial and other deuartments of
Miate 4r.7.O40.OO
Certain specified claims
Agricultural societies (appro
priated by Jaw)
Anylum, Penitentiary anil Reform,
Deaf, Mute and Blind Schools...
Asked for State University
Asked for Agricultural College....
Allied for normal schools
.ked for Soldier?' Home...
JV.H'-ed for charitable Institutions in
Portland -
A?ked for State Biologist
Afckxl tii speelal Senate and House
bills sa-.on:
Sums which committee? on ways and means
have praetioally agreed upon and which are
about equal to those appropriated by last Leg
The ways and means committees wish
to hold down to $2,000,000 because that was
approximately the total appropriated by
the last Legislature, exclusive of the
Lewis and Clark Fair $500,000 and the
Cclilo portage and caqal $265,000.
"Action Taken on a Number of Meas
ures That Come Up.
. SA"LEM. Or.. Fob. 3. (Special.) The
sHousc was called to order at 10 o'clock
."by Speaker Mills.
Prayer was offered by Re Mr. Royal,
lot the.Salcm Methodist Episcopal Church,
Courtesies of the House were Extended
-to A. B. Manning. J. C Hodson and.R. W.
H. B. 1C2. by Killingsworth, to require
railways to exchange freight-cars, was
laid on the table.
H. B. 180, by Carter., relating to school
levies, was made a special order for S P.
M. Monday.
S. B. 102. by Miller, to authorize County
Courts to permit experimental roads to
bo built upon public highways, was
S. B. 50. by Loughary. to authorize dis
trlct boundary boards to condemn lands
for public school, purposes, was passed.
S. B. 66, by Miller, to require teachers in
public schools to give 30 days' notice be
fore resigning was passed.
S. B. 101. by Croisan. to establish the
amount of tare per bale on sale of hops
was passed.
H. B. 312. by Smith of Josephine, to ere
ntc Rgue- River road district, was intro
Republicans Will Probably Pass That
Fathered by Senator Tuttle.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) Troubles
of the Astoria charter took a new turn
in the House today, betokening a deter
mination among Republicans to put Sen
ator Tuttle'H bill through the House and
to. send Representative Burns' bill to the
T.uttla's bill passed the Senate and in
the House was referred to the committee
on cities- and towns, and the Glatlop dele
gation of two Democrats, one of whom. Is
Thbj afternoon Burns slyly asked that
Senate bill US be referred to the Clatsop
County delegation. Most of the House
members -were drowsy and failed to per
ceive the same, but Colwoll of Multno-'
mah spotted it and gave the word to Lin
thlcum. who at once asked that Senate
bill 146 be referred to the committee on
cUics and towns.
. "Why?" asked Smith of Josephine, run
ning to the aid of Burns.
"In order that both bills (Tuttle's and
Bums') may go before the committee on
cities and towns," replied Llnthicum.
"But why?" persisted Smith.
"Because" l,!nthlcum started to say.
but Speaker Mills throw Smith out of
action by putting the .motion. The House
shouted a loud "aye."
Burns did not budge from his seat;
only grinned.
Republicans suspected that If Burns got
the bill into his keeping he would' try to
put it to sleep. The committee on cities
and towns undoubtedly will favorably re
port Tuttlo's bill, and it will probably
pass the House. The Governor is ex
pected to use his veto, but Tuttle will
ask Republicans to pass the bill ovor the
veto. Bums bill in the House is likely
to be sfoetraclced.
Committees Report on Number
l&pasures in Afternoon.
SALEM. Feb. 3. (Spoclal.)-Houso com
mittees favorably reported the following
bills Uiis afternoon:
IL B. 162. by Huntley To amend direct pri
mary law. ,
S. B. US. by Fierce T amend code on pro
tection of wild fowl.
S. B. 28, by Plcrc To amend code on pro
tection of prairie chicken!?.
S. B. 77, by Pierce To prohibit the rale of
S. B. 107, by Coke (by request) To establish
hunters' license.
IL B. 2ft0, by Jayne To amend oodc on irri
gation ditches.
JL B. J S3, by Site To relieve Malheur VYa-
er Users' Association.
1LB. 228. by Capron To regulate sale or
food and drinks.
S. B. 146. by Tuttle To amend-barter ot
H. B. 248. by Cooper To increase salary or
Lincoln County Judge.
H. B. 243. by Shook To Increase valary ot
Klamath County Assessor.
S. B. 212. by Booth (by request) To euppre?
poolrooms and policy shops.
B. B. 103, by Croisan To incrcaws tolary or
assistant -warden of Penitentiary-.
S. B. 25 To amend code relating to same
cast of Cascade Mountains.-
5 B. 109. by Malarkey (by request) To pre
vent use of pigeon? a targets.
H. B. 139. by Mile? To amend code on tame
IL B. ICS, by Shook To amend code on
Southern Oregon Agricultural Society.
H. B. 200, by Ball oy To regulate payment
of wages.
H. B. 200. by Rlchle-To forbid pale ot clffai-
ettea to minor
H. B. 107. by Kinney To amend code on
poor; reported with amendments.
H. B. 284. by Newell To forbid floating
bawdy houses.
11; B. 200. by Gray To prohibit county or
city officers from licensing gambling; reported
with amendments.
S. B. 127, by Booth To protect hotelk'etpera.
S. B. 10, by Tuttle To protect sturgeon.
U. B. 204, by Dobbin To prevent spread or
noxious grassoa; reported 'with amendment.
S. B. SO, by Bowerman To change salary of
Clerk of State Land Board.
S. B. SO. by Band To establish Malheur Irri
gation district.
H. B. 201, by Jayne To punish injury to
water dltcbea.
II. B 2C2, by Steiner To make counties and
cities liable for injuries to livestock.
. B. 45, by Smith To amend code on prac
tice of veterinary medicine.
II. B. 259, by Hermann To amend codo on
rights of cities and towns on roads.
H. B. 187. by Welch To regulate hours of
female employe; reported with amendments.
II. B. 1. by Hudson To amend code re
garding homestead exemptions.
S. B. 125, by Coshow To amend code on es
tates sold by guardians.
S. B. 142, by Booth To amend code on taking
up estrays.
S. B. 135. by Coshow To amend code on
District Attorneys.
II. B. 204, by Llnthicum To amend code on
sales of land; reported with amendment.
S. B. 73, by Holman To regulate treatment
and control of dependent and neglected chil
dren. ,
Adverse Reports From Various Com
mittees Are Read.
SALEM, Feb. 3. (Special.) The follow
ing bills were indefinitely postponed this
H. B. 03. by Jaggar To amend code relating
to exemptions.
H. B. 78. by Llnthicum To amend code on
proof of records In foreign countries.
H. B. 240. by Cornett To amend code relat
ing to earnings of Judgment debtors.
II. B. 281, by Fawk (by request) To estab
lish warehouse commission.
H. B. 283, by Bailey To regulate corpora
II. B. 159. by Griffin To amend code on
health officers.
S. B. by Band To increase salary of Harney
County School Superintendent.
S. B. 100, by Laycock To provide for re
moval of county featt.
H. B. S01, by Mulr To amend code on ap
peals from Justice courts.'
H. B. 209. by Smith of Josephine To regulate
arguments In criminal trials.
New Bills in the House.
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) Nine
teen new bills were introduced in the
House today as follows:
II. B. 313. by Mills To authorize Portland to
bond ltoclf for parks.
II. B. 300, by Juggar To amend code as to
elections to prevent '.Mock running at large.
II. B. 310. by Cornell To fix salary of Linn
H. B. 311, by Edwards Junction City charter.
H. B. 3H. by Jackson To amend road la.
IL B. 315 To fix salary of Sheriff of Yamhill.
II. B. 316. by Cavender To incorporate
H. B. 817, by Settlemier For taxation of
real property not heretofore taxed.
H. B. 318, by Settlemier To appropriate $10,
000 for Improvement of State Fair ground?.
II. B. 31. by Llnthicum To authorize County
Clerk to collect law library fees In Multnomah.
H. B. 320, by Llnthicum To amend codo as
to execution of wills made in, other states.
H. B. 321, by Munkere To protect game
H. B. 3C2, by McLeod To regulate osteopa
thy. H. B. 323, by Burns To regulate tshooUng of
ducks In Coos.
IL B. 324. by Chamberlain For appointment
of deputy forest and game wardens.
IL B. 323, by Weat To amend charter of
II. B. 326. by Mile To fix salary of Treas
urer of Yamhill County.
H B. 327, by Miles To amend charter of
II. B. 328. by Miles To amend charter of La
Fund for School Libraries.
SALEM, Feb. 3. (Special.) The House
bill of Carter of Benton, which provides
for a special tax of 10 conts for each child
of school age in a district, was made a
special order of business for 3 o'clock
Monday. The tax will amount to a levy
of about one-tenth of one mill.
The proceeds of the levy are to be ex
pended on district school libraries, the
books to be chosen by the County Super
intendent, with the aid of the secretary
of the new State Library Commission.
Hearst Lines Are Favored.
HELENA, Mont.. Feb. 3. The House
today adopted the concurrent resolution
asking Congress to extend the powers ot
the Interstate Commerce Commission
along the lines provided in the bill Intro
duced by Congressman -Hearst, of New
Provision Was Made for Exchange
Between the Big Railroads and
the Small Ones.
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) "Laid
on thctablc" was the fate of Represent
ative Klllingsworth's bill to compel big
railroads to exchange freight-cars with
little ones, in the House this morning.
The "table" is very close to the ceme
tery in this case, and Killingsworth sees
that if the bill is not yet in Its grave it
is riding In the glass wagon, whence he
will have difficulty in rescuing it next
Smith of Josephine and Killingsworth
were the only stalwarts who stood up for
the measure. Those whoso voices helped
A new feature for the woman s page, by an expert, giving practical
suggestions for prolonging the life and preserving the freshness
of the feminine wardrobe. The first article of the series is on
"Gloves and Their Uses."
"Commodore" Yauderbilt, who made .?SO,000000, was of the fifth
generation who settled in New York. His estate has grown to
.100,000,000. This article, the first of a series dealing with
families of imperial power, is full of human interest. It tells
the facts about the Vanderbilts, dead and living.
Caleb Powers and J. B. Howard, thrice convicted of vthe murder
of William Goebel, tell their story to a" fellow-prisoner.
Mrs. Alma A. Rogers continues her delightful letter describing
a Alidwinter journey at the ocean shore.
On St. Valentine's day, the President will eat goulash -with obscure
foreigners in New York. A correspondent throws light on how
Mr. Roosevc't popularized himself with the colony when he was
Police Commissioner.
A moi."m estimate, by a woman, based on the opinion of various
ages, including our own. - '
One of the great irrigation works undertaken by the United States
Government f ulry described and illustrated.
Individual acts o&'lieroism-, inspired by love of country, in the
Manchurian campaign. Some of them stand out magnificently.
The Droposed bill now before Congress will add 10,000 naval
volunteers who will be a fighting force in time of war.
Just a year ago, diplomatic relations between Japan "aiid Russia
-were severed. In epitomized form, The Sunday Oregonian gives
the cause of the war, its naval and land fights, its cost in men and
money and its lessons. The article is well worth preserving for
to consign the bill to Its present reposi
tory were: Bingham of Lane. Mears of
Multnomah. McLeod of Union. Bailey of
Multnomah and Llnthicum of Multnomah.
When the bill came up for third reading
and final paseage the House regaled Jtself
with two debates first, whether to refer
it back to the committee on railroads, and
when a motion of Bingham's so to refer
was Jost. by a vote of 27 to 21, then
whether to pass tho-measure. Finally, on
motion of Mears" the bill was laid on the
The purpose ot the bill Is to give short
roads, like the proposed TillamoSlc pro
ject an outlet by allowing them to con
nect with big lines like the Southern Pa
cific and the Northern Pacific and the O.
R. & N., and compelling such lines to ex
change cars with them. In the debate it
was pointed out by Mears that all small
lines that already exist In the state have
been able to secure traffic arrangements
with, the O. R. & N., the Southern Pacific
and the Northern Pacific
The committee on railroads reported the
bill favorably last Tuesday, but W. D.
Fenton, attorney for the Southern Pa
cific, succeeded in winning over three of
the five members of the committee Bing
ham of Lane. Graham of Marion and
Cooper of Polk, the other members being
Sonnemann of Douglas and Blakley of
The measure came up this morning as
a special order ot business, and Bingham
at once moved to refer back to the rail
roads committee.
An emphatic protest went up from Kill
ingsworth. who declared that the bill had
gone back to the committee twice already
and that the third time would be its
death. After eulogizing the bill. Killings
worth gave railroad corporations a rap.
To his aid rallied Smith of Josephine, who
aeserted that if the measure should go
back to the committee It would find an
untimely grave. After Moare and McLeod
had tried their might in the arena, the
motion to refer was lost by a standing
Thereupon the bill was up for passage,
and Killingsworth sallied Into battle with
plumes flying and with a manuscript in
his hands. From his manuscript he read
a speech in which he pleaded for the bill
In the interest of etruggling railroad
projects which needed its aid to get on
their feet.
At last the bill was laid on the table, K
1 O 1 . Tiurnnhlna oVinilia' I
Will: I CilL OMJikll Ul WkPOl'...
"You'll never get it off."
Compromise Measure Passes the Sen"
ate Without 'Any Opposition.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) The fra
ternal Insurance bill, requiring fraternal
insurance societies hereafter organized in
this state to charge the minimum rates
adopted by the National Fraternal Con
gress, was passed by the Senate today
without opposition. The bill was amend
ed so as to specify In detail the contents
of annual reports to the Secretary of
State, and as presented met the approval
of all fraternal insurance Interests.
The bill does not require societies now
in existence In this state to adopt the Na
tional Fraternal- Congress rates, but by
preventing tho organization of new socle,
ties charging lower rates, will enable the
present societies gradually to work up
to a plan of insurance that will be safo
and secure when tho death losses in
crease. After the passage of the bill in the Sen
ate there was a sharp contest over a mo
tion by Senator Sichel to instruct the
State Printer to print 5000 copies of tho
bill and deliver them to tho fraternal
insurance societies. Senator -Smith ob-
jeeted to this, on the ground that the bill
has not passed the House and may not
become a law. Ho thought the motion to
prTnt-CGOO copies premature.
Senator Pierce made a further objection
that the state ought not to print copies
of the law for the societies.
"We havo passed the bill asked for by
the societies," he declared, "and if they
want copies of it they should print them
Senator Sichel withdrew his motion.
Senator Miller's bill to abolish all nor
mal schools but one and leave the selec
tion of this "one to the State Board of
Education, was today reported adversely
by the Senate committee on ways and
means, though there was a minority re
port recommending that the bill be con
sidered on Its merits by the Senate. The
bill was made a special order for Wednes
day next at 10 A. M.
The capture of E0 salt-water crabs in.
one day is the ..limit the Senate would
place upon the 'crab-catching industry,
and a bill to that effect was passed by
that body today. '1 no bill was introduced
by Senator Cake, by request, and pro
vides further that it shall be unlawful to
sell or transport salt-water crabs out of
tho state, except for exhibition or propa
gation purposes. This does not annlv.
however, to the canning of crabs or ex
portation of the canned product.
Senator Miller's flat-salary bill has been
adversely reported by the Senate judi
ciary committee, for tho reason that
Jvay s House bill on tho same subject has
been favorably reported. Miller's bill was
Indefinitely postponed.
An unfavorable report was made today
by the Senate committee on Insurance and
banking on Pierce's S. B. 1SS. requiring
insurance companies to publish annual
statements similar to those published by
national DanKs.
To create the office of Deputy Controller
in Portland, the office to be filled by ap
pointment by the Council, is the Duroose
of a bill Introduced today by Senator
jiaiarKey. The salary Is to be JSOO, to be
paia oy Jiuitnomah County.
Protection of prairie chickens, quail,
grouse and pheasants in Wasco County by
prohibiting the killlnjr thereof between
November 1 and September 1 ot the fol
lowing year, is the purpose of a blll In
trouueed oy senator Whealdon today. It
is also provided that it shall be unlawful
to hunt prairie chickens when there is
enougn snow on the ground for tracking.
Any person who shall raise any kind of
trout snail do permitted to sell the same,
other laws to the contrary notwithstand
ing, according to S. B. 201, passed by the
Senate today. This bill Is intonded to en
courage the propagation of trout by pri
vate enterprise and was Introduced by
senator oe.
i A blll lo amcnd the lnItlatve and refcr.
endum law. Introduced by Senator Howe
at the request ot A. S. U'Ren, was today
Kiiieu in me senate oy indefinite post
ponement. The bill contained some fea.
tures recommended by Secretary of Htnic.
Dunbar, for the purpose of simplifying
the procedure, but contained other fea
tures not satisfactory to the Judiciary
Bills Passed by the Senate.
SALEM. Feb. 3. (Special.) Bills were
passeu by the senate today as follows:
S. B. 101. by Kuykendall To deflne and reg
ulate fraternal Insurance societies.
S. B. 41. by Vawter To authorize the state
to conaemn water rights.
S. B. U, by Tuttle To amend the fishing
S. "B. 03, by Loughary To amend Dallas
S. If. 132. by Sichel To permit parole of
convicted perrons.
S. B. 171, by Sichel To provide corporal pun
isnment tor wire-ocating.
II. B. C. by Llnthicum To creat the Oregon
-L.iDrary Association.
S. B. 150. by Bowerman To define right of
appeal irom judgments and decrees.
S., B. 108. by Laycock To amend charter of
S. B. 234, by Avery To amend charter of
S. B. 104. by Hodson To fix salaries In Co
lumbia County.
S. B. 220. by Cake To protect salt-water
II. B. J EC. by Blakley To amend charter of
S. B. 72. by Wright To creat a State Board
of Optometry Examiners.
S. B. 1G2. by Miller To appropriate $300 for
expenses of good roads conventions.
Dimness ot vision and weak eyes, cured
by Murine Eye Remedies. A home cure
tor eyes mat ocea cure, aoia every vybcix.
'Advocates Aim at a Division of the
Strength of the Faction in Con
trol in Wasco.
SALEM. Feb. 3. (Special.) Cascade
County will take n place in the contella-
tlon of Lastern Oregon counties If the
Republican machine of the state and
Multnomah County is potent enough to
put it there. "Influences' mighty enough
to sway heavon and earth are working
for the new county, but they are strug
gling with a stubborn lump of resistance
in the State Senate at Salem. The lump
has neither been dissolved by their per-'
suasion? nor dented by their onslaughts.
The purpose of the "Influences" Is tjo
cut off a big slice of Wasco County. In
order that tho power of the Moody ele
ment, which Is the only strong force In
the state that has been jarring the
Mitchell organization of the state and
Multnomah, may be curtailed and hum
bled, and perhaps put to rout.
The contest is the most Important polit
ical movement now under way at Salem.
It is a pretty game of politics. Not since
the organization of the Legislature has
any fight occurred of so much interest.
The two sides are oqually matched, and
each Is flirting with the five Democrats
in the Senate. The machine element de
clares that tho 16 votes needed to pasa
the Cascade bill arc In sight, but the
Whealdon-Carter-Haines-Nottingham out
fit, the self-same that fought the election
of President Kuykendall. asserts that If
the 16 are in sight they are out of reach.
The Cascade County hill passed the
House early in the week. The Senate com
mittee on counties, consisting of Coe. Hod-
son and Tuttle. wjll report the bill favor
ably next week. Though the boomers or
the new county have the advantage, still
they lack one or two votes of enough to
put their foes hors do combat. Their
main phaltinx is: Holraan, Hodson, Coe.
Sichel. Malarkey. Tnttle. Rand, Brownell,
HuykendalL Booth, Coke, Loughary. Far
rar, IS in all, or three short ot the needed
IP. They aro tugging at Croisan and Hob
son and Coshow and Miller, four men who
are claimed by the Whealdon-Carter-
Haines-Nottlngham crowd as brcthcrn.
Twelve stalwart braves are on the war
path against Cascade, not because the
proposed county Is unable to sustain a
counly government, but because they
perceive that the partition of "Wasco
County would redound to tho political
advantage ot their enemies. The 12 are:
WhealdSh, Carter, "Wright, Bowerman.
McDonald. Laycock. Nottingham. Howe,
Carter, Pierce, Smith and Avery the
last three being Democrats.
Wasco County is the hotbed of insur
gent politics just now. From its borders
spread the doctrine last Spring which
planted four opposition Senators In the
upper branch of the Legislature and half
a dozen in the lower, and which deprived
"Williamson of a majority of the Eastern
Oregon delegates in the Congressional
Convention of the Second District and
made him turn to Multnomah for the
nomination for Congress.
As Cascade County is to be In tho
Fourth Judicial District with Multno
mah, the bill has been amended so aa
to, leave In forco In this county the
many special acts which have been ap
plied to it. Were that not done, a great
deal of confusion would have followed
the annexation of the new county to the
Multnomah district.
Chamberlain Gives Approval to Num
ber of House and Senate Bills.
SALEM, Feb. 3. (Special.) Governor
Chamberlain today signed the following
S. B. 7. by Smith To establish Third East-
crn Oregon Agricultural Society and appro
priate money therefor.
S. B. 9. by Croisan To rolmbune the com-
m6n school fund for money loaned the State
Agricultural Society.
S. B. 13, by Tuttle To repeal section of
code relating to black bass.
S. B. 21, by 'Croisan To reimburse Mrs.
Mary NIbler for meata and lodging to members
of Company F ami II. O. X. G., while In pur-
eult of Tracy and Merrill.
S. B. 2J, by Pierce To amend code so that
cities may condemn land for levees.
S. B. 27r by Pierce To authorize) transfer of
estates In guardianship from one county to
S. B. 43, by Smith To create commblon to
fix boundary line between Umatilla and Wal
lowa and Umatilla and Union counties.
S. B. 48, by Croisan To authorize state to
purchase lands to enclose monument erected at
Old Champoeg, Marlon County.
S. B. 53. by Pierce To empower executors
and administrators to execute deeda In certain
S. B. C3. by Sichel To prohibit counterfeiting
of railroad tickets.
S. B. tfl, by Malarkey To amend code defin
ing larceny.
S. B. CO, by Nottingham To amend code re
lating t6 transfer of stocks of goods.
H. B. Hi, by West To Increase salary of
Tillamook County School Superintendent.
H. B. 60, by Fawk To Incorporate Falls
H. B. CO, by JUchle To regulate State Li
II. B. 7. by Bingham To authorize election
of additional Judge in Second Judicial Dis
II. B. 173. by Newell To fix salaries of offi
cers In Washington County.-
H. B. 208, by Griffin To Incorporate Flor-
House Bill imposes Restrictions on
Women Schoolteachers.
SALEM, Feb. 3. (Special.) The House
acted In a very ungallant manner toward
women school teachers this morning in
the opinion of Smith ot Josephine. He
said so emphatically, but. for all that,
the House passed Miller's Senate bill,
which requires teachers to give 30 days
notice before resigning. If complaint is
made by the directors, the teacher's cer
tificate may be revoked for the year.
Bailey of Multnomah told the House of
the crying need for strict regulations for
fickle school ma'ms, and only Bingham,
Bums of Clatsop. Crang, Henderson,
Jayne, Laws, Smith of Josephine. Vaw
ter and Welch voted against its passage.
Summary of Action Taken on Bills in
Senate and House.
SALEM. Or:, Feb. 3. (Special.) Both
houses of the Oregon Legislature ad
journed today until Monday.
In the Senate 233 bills have been intro
duced, in the House 328. Next Tuesday
will be the last day for the introduction
of new bills If the Legislature shall ad
journ at the end of the 40-day period,
February 17. N
Important bills which went to the Gov
ernor this week from the Legislature
were: To appropriate $23,000 for main
tenance of the Celllo portage road; to in
crease penalty for train robbery; to ap
propriate 525,000 for salmon hatcheries: to
prevent counterfeiting of railroad tickets;
to appropriate 53000 for a plant for test
ing wood "and stone at the State Univer
sity, and to appropriate $2000 for a state
library commission.
Tho senate passea duis to regulate fra
ternal Insurance societies; to appropriate
5500 for a state good roads convention, and
to punish wlfebcaters with flogging, and
defeated a blll for a constitutional con
vention.. v
The House passed bills to exempt min
ing companies whose annual output does
not reach the value of 51000 from the an
nual corporation tax: to tax migratory
livestock; to protect forests against lire;
to punish corrupt use of money In elec
tions; to regulate automobiles; to create
County of Cascade, to create Tax Com
mission and to abolish the salmon monop
oly of R. D. Hume on Rogue River.
Many local and charter bills passed
each house.
The bill to amend the local option law
was reported In the House today and will
come up for passage next week.
Other important bills yet to be consid
ered are: Those to make gambling a
felony and to punish licensing of gam
bling by municipal authorities; to tax
gross earnings of telephone, telegraph and
express companies; to consolidate normal
schools: to create the office of State Ex
aminer; to create a State Board of Con
trol, and to establish a Mining Bureau.
New Bills in the Senate.
SALEM. Feb. 3. (Special.) New bills
were Introduced in the Senate today as
S. B. 233. by Haines To abolish the Drain
Normal School.
S. B. 23C, by Laycock To fix salaries of
Judge. Sheriff and Clerk In Grant County.
S. B. 237. by Whealdon To regulate hunting.
S. B. 238. by Malarkey (by request) To cre
ate the office of deputy constable.
Senate Kills Three Bills.
SALEM. Feb. 3. (Special.) The follow
ing bills were killed in the Sonate today:
S. B. IDS. by Band For construction ot In
terstate bridge ai'roj Snako Blver at Ontario.
5. U. 174. by Howe To amend the initiative
and referendum law.
S. B. 5, by Miller For Hat salaries.
Southern Pacific Track Badly Dam
aged In Southern California.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. Feb. 3. To
day's storm assumed the proportions of
a cloudburst in the mountain districts of
this vicinity, doing great damage, espe
cially to tho Southern PrcIHc Railroad,
In the vicinity of El Capco. In the Santi
Mateo Canyon and above Beaumont and
Banning. It is .said tonight that several
miles of track in that section are gone.
This is the same piece of track that has
ben washed out twice In the past few
No overland trains have moved east of
hero on the Southern Pacific today, and it
waj stated tonight that none were likely
to move for at least 24 hours.
There were several cloudbursts in the
mountain in this vicinity, which caused
tho streams to swell. The streams are
the highest In years. Considerable dam
age has been done oh the ranches by
washing out, and crops will bo consider
ably damaged.
At a late hour tonight the storm still
continued, and railroad men fear that
there will be more serioua washouts.
Supposed to Have Been Drowned at
the Same Time as His Wife.
ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) The
body ot Bert Wilson, who was supposed
to have been drowned several weeks ago
with his wife, was found this aftornoon
on the shore of Freshwater Creek, near
Ilwaco. and settles the mystery which
surrounded the case. The body of Mrs.
Wilson was found at the time, and no
trace of Wilson, who was charged by the
mother-lh-law with the murder of his
wife. The Coroner will hold an inquest 1
Electrical Disturbance Accompanying
Great Rain in Southern California.
LOS ANGELES. 'Cal., Feb. 3.-Southern
California is experiencing its greatest
rain storm In years. The fall la not In
Itself particularly heavy, but is great in
contrast with previous seasons. It Is ac
companied by flashes of lightning, an un
usual phenomenon In this section.
. At North Pasadena the Methodist
Church was struck by lightning and
burned to the ground.
L. N. Liggett.
PRINEVILLE. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.)
L. N. Liggett, a prominent resident of
this city, died suddenly of heart failure
at his home Monday evening, aged 51
years. He was a native of Benton County,
this state, and came to Crook County IS
years ago, since which time he has been
prominently identified with leading busi
ness interests. He taught school for a
number of years, later acquiring and pub
lishing the Prineville Review, which prop
erty he conducted for six yenrs.
After selling his newspaper. Mr. Liggett
became Deputy Sheriff, which office he
NJield at the time of his death. The de
ceased was a member of a number of
lodges and was also prominent In politics,
being chairman of the Democratic County
Central Committee at the time of his
Portand Man Waylaid and Robbed.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.)
Lewelling Bills, of Portland, today re
ported to Chief of Police Burns that he
was waylaid and robbed at the Oregon
ater Power Company -s Parkplacc sta
tion about 9 o'clock Wednesday evening.
Bills reports the loss of about 515 in
money, his overcoat and a pocket-knife.
Bills, who lives at Portland, came to
Parkplaco for a visit with his parents and
says that as he stepped from the street
car he was struck over the eye with a
club that felled him. Recovering con
sciousness about midnight, Bills found that
he had been robbed, the overcoat that he
was wearing having even been taken from
him. In the darkness he did not see his
assailant and could give the officers no
Pupils Used Bad Language.
OREGON CITr. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.)
After a trial before the members of
the School Board at the office of County
Superintendent Zinser today, four pupils
of the . Brown School district, one mile
east of New Era. were suspended from
further attendance at the school for the
remainder of the year because of the use
of indecent language and otherwise mis
conducting themselves on the school
Superintendent Zinser was chairman of
the meeting and the testimony of a aum
her of witnesses was strongly against the
accused lads.
New Playhouse for Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, "Wash., Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) There is a rumor that Vancouver
Is to have a new playhouse. It Is said
that a 10-year lease on a quarter block
out It Is the Intention to have the build-
Ing completed before next June.,
Jack Smith, manager of the Auditorium.
has had the most successful season known
in the history of the present opera-house.
Washington County Gives Money.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Feb. 3.-(9pecial.)
The County Court today made an order
authorizing an appropriation of 51500 for
tho Washington County exhibit at the
Lewis and Clark Fair. This money will
be available at any time when needed by
the Lewis and Clark Club, but the order
carries with it the codicil that the funds
must yf: expended under the supervision
of the County CourL
Fire in Montana Town.
PLAINS. Mont.. Feb. 3. Hammond &
Sons' general store in this city was to
tally destroyed by. fire at 3:30 this after
noon. Many other buildings, including th
nrlntlncr nlant of the Plalnsmnn vram
J dangered. The loss Is 512.000. ' Insurance
Increase in Postoffice Business.
EUGENE. Or.. Fob. 3. (Special.) The
business of the Eugene Postoffice for the
month of January shows an Increase of 30
per cent over the business for the corre
sponding month last year.
Walk Out When Three of Num
ber Are Suspended
Hood River Board Will Now Sit as
Trial Court on-' Schoolma'am
Charged With Incompetency
Husband Will Defend.
HOOD Rrv'ER. Or.. Feb. 3.-(SpeciaI.)
The board of directors of the Hood River
school district will soon sit as .a trial
court to hear evidence for and against
Mrs. R. S. Sanborn, a teacher In the
eighth grade, who has been formally
churged with incompetency by one of the
patrons of the school.
The board of directors requested th
resignation of 3Irs. Sanborn a month or
moM ago. but she refused to resign, de
claring she would hold the board to her
contract for a salary at 150 a month. The
bonrd then suspended Mrs. Sanborn with
pay. In order to avoid a lawsuit, the hus
band of Mr?". Sanborn being an attorney
and seemingly anxious to take the case
into court.
The charges of incompetence against
Mrs. Sanborn rocite that she Is unable to
maintain order in the schoolroom and
that the work of the pupils lias become to
tally demoralized because of her inability
to manage the room of children Mrs.
Sanborn one day suspended three of the
students for disobeying her ruling, and 23
other pupils marched out of the room with
their books and hats.
Attorney Sanborn, who will defend the
charges against his wife and cross-examine
the witnesses, declared the school
board has encouraged Insubordination be
cause the pupils whom tho teacher sus
pended were immediately reinstated. San
born further ulleges that the principal of
the school has gone out of his way to
make the matter a personal one between
the head of the school and Mrs. Sanborn.
The board of directors sought to placo
Mrs. Sanborn In charge of a lower grade,
but the pupils, taking up the rebellious
spirit of the upper-classmates, declare
they would not attend school if teachers
were changed. Tomorrow's trial will be
watched with great interest by both par
ents and teachers.
Effort by Guilty Timber Thieves to
Scare Away a Witness.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. Feb. 3.-(Spe-clal.)
In a spirit ot revenge and to scare
the victim into leaving the country. "
party of men took aged Jonathan Frakes
to the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene In the
dead cf night and gave him a ducking in
the icy waters.
Frakes was accused of giving informa
tion in land-fraud cases which are under
investigation by "special agents of the In-
"nT, L e orThan
usual attention. A man who made a
homestead entry in Washington under his
true name also made one in Idaho under
another name and cut and sold 1.090.000
feet of timber to buyers at Post Falls.
Harrison and Spokane. When he sought
to make final proof, the special agent
started investigation, alleging perjury
Purchasers of the timber were torcod
to settle with the Government. The" Agent
refuses to give the name of the perjurer,
saying other cases are hanging fire and
publicity now would defeat the Govern
ment's purpose to catch other timber
thieves. It was presumably for giving
evidence In this case that aged Mr. Frakes
was maltreated. He lives at a lonely spot
on the lake shore, and no one heard his
cries for help.
His tormentors failed to exact a prom-
I ise that he would leave the country, and
they iert nim after threatening iurtner
vengeance if more Information was given
by Frakes. Special agents say disclo
sures to be made later will show condi
tions In Idaho almost as bad as those re
cently uncovered in Oregon.
Gang of Counterfeiters Caught With
the Goods at Bellingham.
BELLINGKAM. Wash.. Feb. 3. Tho
police here tonight captured a gang of
three counterfeiters, who have been op
erating here for about two years. The
men give their names as Walter Pack
wood, Fred Smith and Fred Miller, and
have ostensibly been working as shingle
weavers hereabouts.
Officers have noticed considerable spur
ious coin In circulation here lately, and
have suspected these men. but could get
no direct evidence against them. Tonight
they were caught in the back room of the
Elk saloon repairing a mold, which had
been broken. This mold contained one
dollar stamped out. and was seized as evi
dence by Police Captain Miller.
The men confessed fully and have In
formed the officers that they have a wagon-load
of counterfeiting paraphernalia in
a house three miles south of the city,
capable of turning out 40 "silver dollars'
an hour, beside? an arrangement for
"raising" 51 bills to 510. Tho men refuse
to state how much they have circulated,
but they are believed to have passed an
enormous amount all over the Northwest,
thus making the capture a most Important
Secret service men have been here as
sisting the local officers with the case.
The police will go to Chuckanut tomor
row to sIze the paraphernalia said to bo
there. The dollar Is a good imitation.
Albany Girls Defeat Chemawa Tearr
at Basket-Bali.
ALBANY. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) The
Albany College girls' basket-ball team won
a decisive victory over the Chemawa In
dian girls In a fast game In this city
last night by a score of 31 to 9. The lo
cal girls outclassed the strong Chemawa
aggregation from the first, showing bril
liant teamwork in the last half. Mis?
Ficklin was the star of the game, doing
. "brilliant work. The basket-throwing ot
Miss Francis and the defensive playing
of Misa Bussard were also star features
The line-up 'was:
Albany. Position. Chemawa.
Elsie Francis. .. .Forward. .. .Irene Campbell
Tlllle Louvcrgnier
Flo. Nutting Forward Lott Woods
Rose Ficklin Center Francis Laduc
Gertrude Bussard. .Guard Louise Murray
Wllda Starr Guard MabeJ McKay
Officials Poland, of Chemawa. and
Marks, of Albany.
This vlctorv makes Albanv College prac
tically sure of the championship of the
state for this vear. This game is th?
first time in years that the Chemawa
girls have been beaten.
Lieutenant labone's Trial Is Over.
Feb. 3. (Special.) The court in session
for the trial of Lieutenant F. M. Boonp
has adjourned and the proceedings have
been sent to Washington, D. C. where
they will be passed upon by higher au
thority. Nothing can be learned regard
ing the action of the court, but it Is
thought quite probable that he will be
dismissed from the service.
Take- Laxative Brozno Quinine Tablets. All
Iruzclsts refund the money It It falls to cura
S. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c