Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 09, 1907, Page 6, Image 6

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THE MORNING 3KEGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 190T.
FREEMAN BILL IS
PASSED BY HOUSE
Measure Contemplates Revo
cation of All Perpetual
Franchises.
ONE MEMBER VOTES NO
Rodgers of Marlon Alone In His
Opposition to Enactment Be
lieves That Cities Already Have
the Power Sought For.
SALEM, Or., Feb. ?. (Special.) To re
voke all perpetual rights, prlvtlejres and
franchises in Oregon, Representative
Freeman's Mil passed the House this
morninR, with but one negative vote that
of Rodgers of Marlon, who contended that
cities have power to revoke franchises
under their home-rule constitutional
power, without calling upon the Legis
lature. The Coffey bill, revoking the franchise
of the Portland Gas Company, granted
by the Legislature in 1S59 and 1874, went
into the Senate this morning and this
afternoon was" referred to the Multnomah
delegation. The Freeman bill went to the
Senate committee on revision of laws this
afternoon, Eowerman chairman.
"When the Freeman bill came up for
passage at 10:30 o'clock 'on special order
It was defended by Freeman, Northup,
Chapln and Beverldge of Multnomah;
Vawter of Jackson, Barrett of Washing
ton, rye of Clackamas and Jackson of
TiouKlas, and opposed by Rodgere of Mar
lon and Perkins of Jackson.
Freeman started out by saying that the
Increasing value of perpetual franchises
in the large cities, especially In iPortland,
Is regarded by the publlo as a menace.
The people demand compensation, he re
marked, for the use of the streets by the
possessors of such privilege. The grow
ing value of all perpetual franchises,
everywhere In the state, he Insisted,
should be curtailed in the Interest of the
public, by terminating the grants.
The use of space underneath sidewalks
by adjoining buildings, for cellars. Free
man contended, was a franchse that
ought to terminate, unless paying com
pensation to the publlo for the use of
publto property.
Rodgerg Opposes the Bill.
Rodgers responded that Portland had
power to deal with all the franchises
granted by the city, under the home-rule
amendment to the state constitution,
which restrained the Legislature from
participating In local city legislation. The
Coffey bill, passed last night, related only
to grants made by the Legislature, ha
said, and after dealing with them the
Legislature should leave other franchise
matters to the Cify of Portland.
"I hope," said he, "that Portland will
attend to Its own troubles, without em
broiling the whole state. It Is wrong for
us to say what every town In the state
shall do with Its franchises, as we should
do by passing the Freeman bill."
Northup replied that it Is a well-settled
principle of law that all franchises must
come from the authority of the state, and
that the lawmaking power of the state
therefore can repeal them. The follow
ing colloquy ensued:
Rodgers Let me ask you a question,
Northup Very well.
Rodgers Yu nay the cities have granted
many of the franchises that thto bill would
revoke?
Northup Yes.
Rodgers The constitutional amendment (en
acted last June) gives to cities authority over
local legislation and franchises and withholds
this authority from the Legislature.
Northup responded that the state's
power over franchises granted by cities
has not been taken from the state in
the Legislature. Application of the con
stitutional amendment, he contended. Is
till subject to the general laws of the
state. A general law, he Insisted, could
repeal all franchises, saying, "There's no
doubt about Its constitutionality."
Burden Is Now Unbearable.
Beverldge declared that franchises
granted 30 and 40 years ago, have
grown to be a heavy tax on the people
and a source of great profit to their pos
sessors and that the people have a right
to demand compensation and regulation
of the grants. The necessary preliminary,
he remarked, was revocation of existing
perpetual franchises. Adverting to the
gas franchises in Portland, repealed by
the Coffey bill, he said that not one or
two . perpetual franchises should be re
pealed but all.
"Were not the gas franchises granted
by the state? asked Rodgers.
Northup declared this made no differ
ence as to the revoking power of the
legislature. The lawmaking power of
the state, he declared, had the right to
revoke, whether the franchises were
granted by the state or by cities.
Perkins announced that he was In favor
of revoking perpetual franchises, but
that the Freeman bill should be longer
considered. The bill was a step In the
right direction, he said but he wanted
those affected by It to be heard. He In
sisted that the bill be considered the
same way as any other Important bill
by threshing It out in committee.
Chapln Insisted that the Freeman bill
be acted on at once.
Chapln Demands Action.
"This question Is not new," said he.
"It was one of the chief planks In the
campaign in Multnomah County and all
of us from that county were elected on
that plank as part of our platform."
Dye wanted all perpetual franchises
repealed, for the reason that he did not
think one generation should mortgage its
successors, by giving away perpetual
prlveleges. "We ought to repeal all," he
asserted. and start in anew."
Jackson reviewed the question of
whether a perpetual franchise Is a con
tract between the city or state and the
holders of the grant, or whether It is
merely a permit, to be terminated at will
by the granting power.
"But," said he. "there Is a long line
of court decisions, holding that perpetual
franchises are unconstitutional. This bill
Is a good measure and I shall vote
fur It."
r.odgers said that every city had power
t dispose of the matter Itself. He moved
that the bill be made special order for
ednesday afternoon.
Barrett of Washington opposed post
ponement, also Beverldge and Freeman.
The bill then passed.
BLOCKS TIDE LAND GRABS
House Defers Action on Farrell's
"hand Island" Bill.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 8.-(Speclal.1-Far-rell's
bill (H. B. 78, substitute) relating
to disposition by the state of accretions
to tide lands was Interrupted when It
came up for final passage this morning.
On motion of Vawter it was laid on the
table to be taken up and considered Joint
ly with H. B. 3-4, by Connell. when that
measure reaches third reading. Farrell's
bill gives the owner of the land to which
these accretions attach the prior right to
acquire such additional lands as are thus
formed for the same price as he paid for
the original tract. Vawter called atten
tion to the fact that this feature of the
bill being considered la- quite different
from that part of the bill by Connell,
which was prepared by the State Land
Board, and provides that land of the char
acter covered in the Farrell bill shall be
sold or leased by the state to the -highest
bidder, provided that the sale should not
be made of any such land for less than
J5 an acre, and further that' no sale shall
be made within ten years of the approval
of the bill by the Governor.
Mr. Vawter considered that there was a
serious difference on this subject In the
two bills that should. If possible, be rec
onciled by the amendment of one or the
other measure..- Farrell had no objection
to the hills being considered jointly, and
the motion of Vawter was agreed to.
The Farrell bill is objected to because
It Is in the interest of tide land grabbers,
who seek lands by paying only a small
part of their value, at the expense of the
state.
CHANGES IN NOTARY LAW.
Xorthup's Bill Regulating Appoint
ments Amended by Committee.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 8. (Special.)
Changes in the law regulating appoint
ment of notaries public, as proposed by
Representative Northup, of Multnomah,
in his House bill 339. are: First, lengthen
ing the term of appointment from two to
four years; second, charging appointees
$10 for the benefit of the staie, In addi
tion to the $2 now required; third, raising
the bond from $500 to $2000.
The original bill confined appointments
to attorneys at law in Multnomah County.
The amendments were made by the com
mittee on revision of laws. Dye chairman,
being favorably reported.
E
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HOOD RIVER HOPES GO GLIM
MERING. Senate Kills Bill Fathered by Smith
of Marion Senator Whealdon
Calls' Author Interloper.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 8. (Snecial 1 TTonea
of Hood River for the creation of a new
county in its territory went glimmering
this afternoon when the Senate indef
initely nnstnflTlpd Sonata HM1 Ut V,ir
Smith of Marion, to create Cascade
-Oun,ty. Tie bill Had 'been reported
unfavorably by the committee on coun
ties and the chairman. Miller of Linn
Marlon, moved indefinite postponement.
At tha time there were only 20 Benators
present or a bare quorum.
Smith of Marlon asked that the action
on the bill be deferred until such time
as there should be a better attendance.
MollV Of the SenAtom hflH xon ArnneaH
and had gone home. It being evident
mac me request lor delay would meet
little favor, Smith went on to present
the claims of the Hood River people,
exnlalninsr bis Intpr-ARt in tha mattA,.
and saying that the Hood River people
wan u representation.
He made a HtrOnr nloa fnr tha Tianr
county, showing the possibility of a very
large population due to a great wealth
of resources.
"Mr. President." evclal moil Ran.tn,
Whealdon, of Wasco County, in a tone
and manner that at once attracted at
tention, "when anv Senator nn tMo finor
invades the territory that properly comes
unuer my junscuction, ana makes the
assertion that any part of my county
is without representation in this body, I
cannot take his remarks in any other
way man as discourteous to me."
He then proceeded to say tha he had
always looked zealously after the Inter
ests of the part of his county in which
Smith of Marion had interested himself
and that he felt that he was representing
the wishes of the people of his county
when he favored the postponement of
this bill.
The motion wa a nut .. l- j i
a small majority. The ayes and noes
cm not laxen.
All bills In the House proposing divi
sion of counties for the creation of
new counties, or any changes in present
county boundaries, have been referred to
the standing committee on counties. This
committee has held but one meeting,
when it was addressed by a number of
the advocates of new counties, but Chairman-Washburne
says the committee will
for the present hold back reports on any
of these bills until the interested par
ties on both sides of the controversies
can be heard.
Among such bills are those proposing
the creation of Lewis. Jefferson and Ne
smith Counties. The House committee
on counties is also hopeful that the bill
by Representative Knowles, and drafted
by Attorney-General Crawford, can be
satisfactorily amended so that the deter
mination of these county division fights
can be left to the people, who are direct
ly Interested, and kept entirely out of
the Legislature, this being the purpose
of the measure. The Knowles bill is to
be considered Jointly by committees on
counties and judiciary.
Senate Passes Many Bills.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 8. (Special.) Bills
were passed by the Senate today as fol
lows: P. B. IS. Beach For voting machines.
S. B. 44. Bingham For right of way for
logging roads.
S. B. 58. Kay Approving contract with
John Mullan.
S B. 76. Slchel To punish husband for
failure to support family.
8. B. 04, Slchel For standard insurance
policy.
S. B. 133. I-aycock To protect quail,
pheasants, etc.. In certain counties.
S. B. 135, Coshow For registration of
land titles.
S. B. 143, Malarkey To define courtesy.
5. B. 145. Coke For Supreme Court Com
mission. 6. B. 14T, Kay Fixing fees of Secretary
of State.
S. B. 153, ways and. means committee To
repeal the law for a boatman at Astoria,
S. B. ISO. Nottingham To make It a
felony to entice a child under 18 years for
immoral purposes.
S. B. l."6. Miller of Linn and Marlon To
permit stock running at large In foothills
of Linn County.
S. B. 176, McDonald To appropriate $.15.
000 for experiment station at Union.
S. B. 191, committee of revision of laws
For lien on mining claims for wages,
S. B. 201, Laughary To fix salary of
County Judge, in Polk County.
, S. B. 1110, Johnson To fix salaries in
Benton County.
H. B. 387, Barrett To fix salary of
School Superintendent in Washington
County.
H. B. so. Driscoll To fix salary of Aud
itor in Multnomah County.
H. B. 358. Bones To fix salaries in Yam
hill County.
H. B. 204. Vawter Protecting Mongolian
nhrasnnts In Jackson County.
H. B. 378. Upmeyer Fixing salary of
Treasurer in Linn County.
Passes Deficiency BUI.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 8. (Special.) The
House this morning passed the deficiency
appropriation bill, the aggregate of the
amounts so appropriated being $51,880.96.
The items Included by the bill follow:
State Deaf Mute School. $2500: Blind
School, $500: pursuit of fugitives, $1500;
Circuit Court Judges. $11,108.30; District
Attorneys, $6038.60; bailiff Supreme Court,
$34.06; publication executive proclama
tions, $4000; payment of rewards, $600;
public printing and binding. $26,600.
KISF.R FOR SOtlVEJiin PHOTOS.
Northwest Scenery Lobby Imperial.
Coarse, discolored, oily, red skin rendered
fair and inviting br Satin skin powder. 25c
GARRY OUT THREAT
Three Members of Joint Rail
road Committee Bolt.-
CHAPIN BILL IN DANGER
Conflicting Reports Made tq Two
Houses "Too Much Governor"
Explanation of Disagreement
That May Kesult Seriously.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 8 (Special. )-At
loggerheads over the best method of
choosing the three members of the pro
posed Railroad Commission, the House
and the Senate committees on railroads
have reported to their respective houses,
each in its own fashion. The House com
mittee recommends that the commission
ers be appointed by a state board until
July, 190s, when their successors, elected
by the people, .shall take hold. The Sen
ale committee recommends that the Gov
ernor appoint; that two of his appointees
hold until after the election In and
that one be elected in June, 190S.
The minority, two members, of the
House committee, Chairman Coffey and
Kdwards, will report the same as the
Senate committee. The majority report
of the House committee is signed by Jones
of Polk, Holt of Linn, and King of Mal
heur. The House has set Monday at 3 P. M.
for consideration of the commission bill
and the report of the committee, and tha
Senate has set Thursday at 11 A. M. Ths
split is the result of what may be termed
too much Governor in the selection of
the commission. Wednesday night all
was serene and the two committees were
in perfect harmony. Last night they split
and the result promises to be a disagree
ment between the two houses, impedi
ment of the commission bill and either
its death or a compromise to conform
with the demands of the majority of the
House committee.
In the House a strong force has been
organized against giving appointment to
the Governor. Those who profess to have
canvassed the situation say the Senate
recommendations cannot be put through
the House.
Big Lumbermen Get Busy.
When the two corrtmittees last Wednes
day, after a long tight, agreed on letting
the Governor appoint and suffering one of
his appointees to hold over until 1910,
the end of the contest seemed in sight
and the two committees were expected to
report to their respective houses the next
day, but in the interval a lot of lumber
men got busy, led by George M. Cornwall,
editor of the Oregon Timberman; T. K.
Campbell, of Cottage Grove, and W. T.
Muir and J. N. Teal, of Portland, Mr.
Teal being the author of the original draft
of the bill, and pressed the committee
Into allowing two of the Governor's ap
pointees to hold until 1910. The pressure
brought by these men and others per
suaded the committees at their joint
meeting Thursday into accepting this new
arrangement, thereby going back on the
agreement of the day before.
The vote on the change was 6 ayes and
three noes, as follows: Ayes Senators
Wright, Bingham and Miller, Represent
atives Coffey and Edwards. Noes Jones,
King and Holt. Senator Bowerman was
absent.
This put Jones, Holt and King on the
warpath, so to speak, and they came in
this afternoon to the House with a re
port embodying their original Ideas on
the subject, namely, that the appoint
ments .should be made by a state board
until the next election, and that the
successors of the board's nominees
then should be elected. They had con
tended for this from the first, but were
weighed down by the predominance of
the joint committee against them.
Originally the committee appeared to
favor this method of selection. But the
pressure of shippers, led by Teal, Mirr,
Cornwall and members of the Chamber
of Commerce, changed this to appoint
ment by the Governoor until the 1908
election, when the commissioners should
be elected. Further pressure changed It
to appointment by the Governor, with
out election by the people.
No Steps Formally Taken.
None of these steps was formally taken,
nor was there any official announcement
of the sentiment of the joint committee.
Yet, this was the general appearance of
the opinion of the committees.
But the other side was restive against
putting the commission completely in
the hands of the Governor. Jones, Holt
and King got their Irish up, and In the
Wednesday meeting' their Influence was
felt to the extent that It was agreed to
elect two of the commissioners in 1908
and one to hold until 1910, when the
commission should become elective. Even
to this, Jones, Holt and King agreed after
a sharp debate.
The lobby, however, got busy again
with the two committees and the next
day It was agreed by the committees that
two of the Governor's appointees should
hold until after the 1910 election. This
woul put the commission in the Gov
ernor's hands during the remainder of
his term.
The three dissatisfied members bolted
the joint committee and today put in
a majority report to the House to ac
cord with their own ideas. The Senate
committee adhered to the recomendatlons
of the joint committee.
Explanations by Senators.
"Members of the Senate committee
and of the House minority committee
explain that when it was agreed on
Wednesday to elect two commissioners
in 1908, this was on the understanding
that the Governor was to be given
power of removal, so that there should
be one responsible official for the do
ings of the commission. This was af
terward found impracticable, where
upon several members stood for plac
ing larger appointing power in the
hands of the Governor.
"There are many things In the bills
as reported by the Senate committee."
remarked Senator - Bingham tonight,
"that are not Just as I would want
them, but in matters of this kind men
must give and take and accept what
they get. I favored allowing the
choosing of the members of the com
mission permanently to the Governor,
but I agree to what the committee has
recommended. The bill Is not perfect,
of course, as its operation will prove
after enactment, but I think it will
be a good corrective of the troubles
of railroad transportation."
Cnalrman Wright, of the Senate
committee, believes the bill a good one
as recommended by tha Senate com
mittee. He has been a steady advo
cate of the plan agreed to by the
Senate and thinks it a fitting outcome
of the movement to correct railroad
abuses. An evening paper in Portland
prints by mistake that he has advo
cated appointment by a state board
and that he had a conflict in commit
tee with. Senator Bingham, who urged
appointment by the Governor. Both
Senators deny the story and say that
none of tha debates in the committee
marred the serenity of the sessions. At
no time has right advocated board
appointment-
The House majority committee
makes no other amendments to the
Chapln bill, which comes from the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, than
to change the method of selecting the
commissioners. The minority of the
House committee will adopt the rec
ommendations of the Senate commit
tee, which change the method of se
lecting the commissioners and widen
the avenues for court review of the
mandates of the commission, in the
interest either of the shipper or the
railroad.
The salary of the commissioners is
fixed at $1000 each, the Chapin bill
In the House and the Bingham bill in
the Senate are identical.
JUGGLIXG QUICKLY REBUKED
House Refuses to Refer Deschutes
County Bill Arbitrarily.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 8. (Special.) An
attempt of Northup to secure with
drawal from the special committee of
House bill 347, creating the County of
Deschutes, caused a tilt among the
members of the House this morning.
Northup asked that the bill be taken
from the special committee and re
ferred to the committee on irrigation.
It was insinuated that the motion was
intended to punish some members of
the House. Such a course was de
nounced as small, narrow and petty.
Northup disclaimed that his motion
was actuated by any such motive, but
in the discussion that followed a great
many of the members expressed- the
belief that the Deschutes County bill
had been sufficiently juggled, and if
taken from the special committee at
all, should be recommitted to the com
mittee on counties, to which the bill
was originally referred and from which
it should never have been taken.
Northup amended his motion, substU
tuting committee on counties for irri
gation committee, and the transfer of
the bill was ordered.
BAILEY YIELDS II POINT
THE PEOPLE MUST AHPROVE
CHANGES IN PRIMARY LAW.
Statement No. 1 Will Remain in
Present Form, at Least Until
After Next General Election.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 8 (Special.) Senator
Eailey has yielded in his effort to amend
the form of Statement Number One, and
has decided to insert a clause providing
that the amendment shall not be effective
until referred to the people and approved
by them. This change, if adopted by the
Senate, will prevent the new form going
into effect prior to the next general elec
tion, hence the candidates for the Legis
lature next elected will have to sign
Statement Number One as it is now
framed, or not at all.
It is yet a question whether the Sen
ate will pass the bill, even with this
change, but the chances seem favorable.
The two Bailey bills for the amendment
of the direct primary law have been made
a special order for Tuesday at 8 P. M.
The Senate today passed Beach's bill
authorizing County Courts to provide for
the use of voting machines in cities. Sen
ator Beach explained that where voting
machines are used the trouble and con
fusion of Incorrectly marked ballots Is
avoided, the counting Is done as fast as
the voting proceeds, and the compensa
tion of the night shift of judges and
clerks is saved. He figured that by the
use of such machines in the populous
precincts, Mt'ltnomah County could have
ioOOO at each election. There was no op
position to the bill.
The Senate has made the bill for a new
Carey act law a special order for 10 A.
M. next Wednesday. The bill was pre
pared by the State Engineer and the
Assistant Attorney-General.
To give a husband a life estate in half
the real property of his deceased wife,
the same as the wife has in the property
of her deceased husband. Is the effect of
Malarkey's Senate bill 143, which passed
the Senate today. Representative Dye Is
fathering a bill to give the husband and
wife one-third part of the other's prop
erty in fee.
With only one or two dissenting votes,
the Senate today passed Coke's bill for
the appointment of two Supreme Court
Commissioners, to aid the Supreme
Judges in catching up with their work.
The bill provides for the appointment of
two commissioners by the Governor, with
the consent of the Supreme Court. The
commissioners are to serve two years and
receive a salary of $4500 each, the same as
the salary of the Judges. What the na
ture of the work of the commissioners
shall be is left to the Supreme Court.
To extend to logging roads the privilege
of securing a right of way to timber,
similar to the right which a-farmer has
to secure a road to his land surrounded
by the land of others, is the purpose of
Bingham's Senat bill 44, passed by the
Senate today.
Senator Slchel's bill for a uniform fire
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printed in type double the size used In
other parts of the policy.
SCRAPES
THROCGH
HOUSE
"Woman Suffrage Resolution Is
Passed by One Vote.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 8. (Special.) The
proposed constitutional amendment on
Woman Suffrage barely passed the
House this morning, with 31 votes in
its favor. In fact, the resolution would
have been defeated had not Freeman,
of Multnomah, changed his vote from
no to aye before the result of the vote,
which was adverse on the adoption of
the resolution, was announced.
The resolution was introduced in the
House by Jones of Lincoln and Folk,
and this morning the committee on res-
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olutions, to which It had been referred,
reported the same back to the House
favorably, recommending its passage.
"I mean no discourtesy to the ladles,"
said Rodgers of Marlon, Just before the
vote was taken, "but I wish to inquire
why this matter has not been brought
before the people in the regular way
by the initiative and the referendum?"
Speaker Davey replied by saying
that the purpose of bringing the pro
posed amendment directly before the
Legislature was to save to the Woman
Suffrage advocates about $1200 of ex
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Functional weakness In men is
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The vote resulted 31 ayes, 21 noes,
8 absent. Those voting against the
adoption of the resolution were: Adams,
Barrett, of Washington; Bayer, Bever
ldge, Bones, Brix, Coffey, Dobbin, Drls
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