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THE MOKXIXG OKEGOXIAX, THCESDAT, JANUARY 1C, 1913.
HOUSE SETS SPEEO
RECORD AT START
Seventeen Hours After Bill
Goes to Committee Pass
age Is Effected.
UNITY OF EFFORT SHOWN
?paker' Dispatch In Xaming Com
mittees, Quick Work by State
Printer and Veteran Desk
Force Aid Achievement.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan. 14.
(Special.) The unity of effort which
has marked the work of the House
cf Representatives of the twenty-seventh
Oregon Legislature from the mo
ment It was called to order Monday
morning resulted in the establishment
of a record that may not be broken
for many sessions, when House bill
E, introduced by Carpenter, of Mult
nomah, received Its third reading and
was passed by a unanimous vote today.
This was at 2:10 P. M.. on the third
day of the session, and only 17 hours
after the appointment of the judiciary
committee, to which, the bill was re
ferred. Jfot only the harmony that exists
among the members of the Hou6e. but
their earnestness in prosecuting the
business of the session, Speaker Mc
Arthur's early appointment of commit
tees, the early introduction of bills,
the efficiency of the service rendered
by the State Printer, and the careful
and complete arrangements made for
the opening of the session by Secre
tary of State Olcott, contributed to
the achievement, as did also Speaker
McArthur's ability as a presiding of
ficer.1 The desk force is largely veteran,
and with all these factors contributing.
It is freely predicted that the present
House Is going to set a standard for
promptness and business efficiency.
The 'aw which was repealed by the
first bill passed was enacted in 185,
and provided for the publication of a
state newspaper. It had. of course, long
been obsoiete, and Is a sample of the
character of legislation now cumber
ing the statute books, and which the
present Legislature proposes to repeal.
Of the 94 bills thus far introduced,
many of them relate to the repeal of
HAGOOD TO GIVE STATE POWEK
Multnomah Man lias Bill Granting
Oregon Much Authority.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan. 14.
(Special.) Representative Hagood,
of Multnomah, today introduced a bill
which carries a provision authorizing
the state to appropriate, buy or con
demn water powers and properties
Hagood's bill is House bill No. 61,
providing that the Governor, the Sec
retary of State and the State Treasurer
shall be authorized to sit as a State
Board of Control and to provide
through co-operation with cities, towns
and municipalities, all heat, light,
power and water.
A total of 78 bills had been intro
duced up to noon adjournment today,
the following being bills introduced at
the morning session:
H. B. G7. by fc'chuebel, by request To re
peal law passed In 1911, providing for pub
lication ot delinquent tax list in news
papers. H. B. 5S. by Howard To provide for In
struction in manners and morals and sex
ual hygiene In grammar and high schoola
H. B. .. by Week To regulate sale, use
and possession oX blasting powder, fuse
caps and other -explosives, and making it
mUdemeanur to give away the same.
H. B. 60. Murnane Fixing number and
compensation of deputies of City Assessor
in Multnomah County; emergency act pro
viding SO regular deputies and one clerk,
and such additional as may be needed.
H. B. CI. by Hagood To authorize Gov
ernor, Secretary of State and State Treas
urer to sit as Staie Board of Control, and
to provide through co-operation with cities,
towns and municipalities, all heat, light,
power and water; to appropriate waters of
state: to buy or condemn property, etc.
H. B. CO. by Hagood Appropriating $500,
000 for Panama-Pacific Exposition.
H. B. 83. by Hagood Providing for a
secretary to the Governor, at S30OO annual
H. B. C4. by Blanchard Providing for
Southern Oregon Agricultural societies.
H. B. P. by Bonebrake To prohibit rail
road" grade crossings except by consent of
H. B- fit,, tiv Nichobj To prohibit live
stock from running at large on a public
H. B. 7. by Stanfleld To abolish stat
w:ory requirement for use of private seals
In execution of deeds, mortgages and pow-ers
H. B. CS. by Stanfleld Naming certain
classes exempt from Jury duty.
H. B. . by Lewellrng , (request) To
sterilise habitual criminals. -
H. B. 70. by Hit! To require mining cor
porations to file statement with Secretary
of State. t
H. B. 71, by Blanchard To prohibit
minora from playing cards, billiards, pool,
or taking parts In , games of chance in
places of resort.
U. B. 72. by Blanchard Regulating sale
of aged and rancid butter.
H. B. 7:t. J' Abbott To provide detailed
survey and Investigations of water re
sources of Oregon.
H. B. 74. by ITpton To regulate how
wages shall be paid to employes.
jj. 75, by Upton To repeal Indeter
minate sentence law.
H. B. 7C by Upton To make a wife or
husband competent witnesses In criminal
actions where other is accused, by consent
of both. ,
H. B. 77, by Upton Exempting certain
persons from Jury duty.
H. B. 78. by Upton To punish threats to
kill, and purchase of weapon pursuant there
to, by one to ten years In penitentiary.
H. B. 79, by Abbott To put railroad track
scales under Jurisdiction of Railroad Com
it. B. SO. by Graves To provide for for
mation of election precincts, making - 400
vetors limit for precinct.
H. B. SI. by Forbes To fix salary of elr-ru-.t
Judges at X1IHJO a year, payable quar
H. B. St by Stanflelcl Making state party
defendant la dlorce cases.
H. B. 83, by Blanchard To punish, bawdy
house keepers br fine of 1100 to 11000. pay
able to school fund, and by Imprisonment.
H. B. 84. by Hinkle To problt directors
or other school olflcers from Incurring any
debt In excess ot li'OO an acre for land. In
H. B. SS br Mitchell To appoint dele
gates to commission from all states to visit
Kurope and investigate system of rural
H. U. S. by Lewelllng To abolish office
of state Immigration Acent.
H. B. 87. by Hinkle Defining duty of
county Judge in approval of final report of
exeontor or administrator.
H. B. S. by Hinkle, providing for execu
tion of deeds In the presence of two wit
nesses. H. R SO. by Hinkle Defining procedure
for Instituting suit to determine an equity
real estate. .
H. B. SK. by Hinkle To provide for prov
ing the execution of a deed or mortgage
when the grantor, or mortgagor, or wlt
nesses are dead or unable to testify.
If. B. Il. by Hinkle Relating to custody
nf minor children where a marriage ts void
H. l- by Hagood Providing for In
spection by State Board of Health of sani
tariums, orphan asylums and poor farms.
H. B. 9. by Itourette To make oral
evidence competent In fraud cases.
H. H. , by ltourelta To provide
schools and courses of study In districts of
20.000 population or over.
MOKE SENATE BILLS ARRIVE
Perkins Would Increase Number of
County Assessor's Deputies.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or, Jan. 15,
(Special.) The following bills were
Introduced In the senate touay.
S. B. 39. b7 Ragsdale Reguhfflng com
R- R ill hv Farrell Sterilization bill.
S. B. 41. by Von der Hellen Providing for
opening roadway to tne nearest point on a
county road from land it la desired. to be
K U i" hv Carson Creatine Twelfth JU'
AMrlal District. Including Yamhill. Tillamook
and Polk and giving the Governor power to
appoint tne Judge ana district Attorney
therefor. Leaving Marion-and Linn in Third
S. B. 43. by Carson Amending the regis
s. R 4. hv Perkins Increasing the num
ber of daputies In County Assessor's office
in Multnomah county.
-s. B. 43. by Dlmli-k Elght-honr labor law.
R. n 4 hv Dimlck Providing for medi
cal certificate before securing marriage
s R 17 hv Vnner Providing that loco
motives should be equipped with electrlfl
s R 1 hv Carson Increasing fee for ap-
nllrant for nrtmf.lfn to h&r from 110 to ISO.
S. B. 4. bv Smith of Coos and Curry
Prohibiting sale of liquor on or within half
a mil" of any district, or other, fair and sale
of anft HHnk. nr pirnr. Within half S mil
of state Fair without permission of State
Board of Agriculture.
K. B. 50. by Joseph Reimbursing certain
persons for purchase of lana near prvvia-
Innal rnvei-n m en t !. fit ChamDOeg.
S. B. 41. by I. S. Smith Providing for bet
ter enforcement ol law tor guarumg ma
chinery for the protection of workmen.
k r r. hv wood -Qrantine- to incorpor
ated cities and towns the right to control
county roads within their boundaries.
6. B. r.3, by Hoskins Prohibiting hunting
game birds with dogs,
S. B. 54. by Smith of Josephine To sim
pllfv nominations for certain offices and to
establish a new system for nominating can-
S. B. BS. by Parrell Regulating the sale
S. B. 00, by Butler Relating to costs and
disbursements In condemnation proceedings.
S. B. 67, by Moser Relating to redemp
tion of real property by judgment aeoior.
FOKEIGX STUDY AIM OP BILL
Investigation of European System of
Rural Credits Provided.
' STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan
15. (Special.) The appointment of
two Oregon delegates to be members
of a commission which is to Investi
gate European systems of rural cred
its was the object of a bill introduced
in the House by Representative Mitch
ell, of Baker.
The bill authorizes that the Gov
ernor shall appoint these delegates,
whose expenses are to be pfeid by an
appropriation of $2400. These dele
gates are to join a commission com
posed of two members from each state,
which Is to visit the various countries
of Europe during 1913 and Investigate
the different systems of co-operative
agriculture and rural credits.
The commission will make the trip
under the auspices of the Southern
Commercial Congress, and is to sub
mit a report with a view of estab
lishing a sound system of rural cred
its and agricultural finance in this
HOW WILL CUPID LIKE THIS 7
Senator Dimlck Proposes Law Re
quiring Physical Examination.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. IS.
(Special.) No marriage license will
be Issued in the state unless it is ac
companied by a certificate from a prac
ticing physician that the male party
to the marriage has been examined by
such physician at least 12 hours prior
to the ceremony and that he is physi
cally fit to enter into such marriage
contract should a bill Introduced by
Senator Dimlck become a law.
The bill further provides that should
any false statement be made in the cer
tificate issued It will be punished by
a revocation of the license of the physi
cian so imposing such certificate.
County physicians are directed to is
sue certificates upon application to the
EIGHT-HOUR FIGHT RESUMES
Senator Dimlck Says He Will Urge
Action on His Measure.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 15.
(Special.) Senator Dimlck, of Clack
amas, started to reopen the old .eight
hour a day fight for the employes in
the mills at Oregon City by again in
troducing the measure of two years
ago. Twice the measure passed the Sen
ate two years ago, but was killed in
the House. It brought forth some of the
most violent scenes enacted in the
Dimick says he will push the bill and
In that event more bitter fights are ex
pected. The bill provides for eight
hours' work for employes in those mills
which operate at least 22 hours a day
Public Levee Report Submitted.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or.. Jan. 15.
(Special.) In a special message to
day Governor West laid before the
Legislature his report on the public
levee question in Portland. The Gov
ernor was instructed to Investigate
legal phases of the case by the last
Legislature. His report as embodied in
the message has been' published in full
previously. The question has been re
ferred. Battleship Painting May Be Bought.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or.. Jan. 15.
(Special.) Governor West forwarded
a special message to the Legislature to
day, accompanied by a photograph of a
painting by William Halsall, of the bat
tleship Oregon firing the last shot at
the battle of Santiago. The suggestion
has been made that the paining be pur
chased by the state and the Governor
refers the question to the Legislature.
REPRESENTATIVE NOLTA. of Mult
nomah, has abandoned the idea of
Introducing; a bill proposing an In
come tax on bachelors. He was
not deterred by Representative
Latourette's suggestion, that it was
a form of . "single tax" and
as such. In view of the verdict of the
people at the polls last November, could
not be considered with propriety by the
Legislature. The real reason that he
has forsaken the notion of placing a
penalty on selfish male single blessed
ness Is to be found in the amendment
proposed by Representative Eaton, of
Lane, a family man. In case Nolta
should have introduced his bill. Eaton
would have Immediately proposed an
amendment to include childless mar
ried men In its provisions. Nolta will
hereafter concentrate his efforts on his
interstate bridge bill.
Representative Schnoerr, of Clacka
mas, has the only set of whiskers in
the house. That is, the only full
fledged, unmolested set of whiskers.
T-fcere are whiskers and whiskers, but
he has allowed his to assume propor
tions of patriarchal magnificence. In
fact. Mr. Schnoerr pronounce it
"snore." with a Germanic tinge on the
first letters has enough whiskers to
make toupees for Representatives Car
kins. Upton and Latourette, who are
verging on the polished statesman
Salem can claim the per capita rec
All Washington Welcomes
Democrat Inaugurated at
PARADE PRECEDES OATH
Chief Justice Crow Officiates as
Sen Executive, Taking Office,
Declares His Will Be a Non
partisan Attitude Rule.
OLTMPIA. Wash., Jan. IB. (Spe
cial.) Amid applause from thousands
of people from various parts of the
state, Including members of both
branches of the Legislature, Ernest
Lister, of Tacoma, was inaugurated
Governor of Washington today. The
change In administration from Repub
lican to Democrat was heralded by
The inauguration ceremony was most
People began to pour Into the city
from every direction early this morn
ing to attend the inaugural ceremony,
to hear the first address of the new
Governor and to attend the inaugural
ball which was held tonight at the new
Temple of Justice. Special boats were
run down 'from Seattle, Tacoma and
way points and special trains came in
from Grays Harbor and other districts.
Parade Precedes Inaugural.
Governor Lister was inaugurated at
the Capitol building by Chief Justice
Crow, after a parade about the streets.
Beside him on the stand, while the
ceremony was under way, was the re
tiring Governor, Hay. Following the
administering of the oath of office and
the thundering applause, the Governor
read his inaugural message which gave
the general public the first real Ink
ling of what he proposed to do during
the next few years. The rotunda of
the building was packed with interest
ADDlause punctuated each one of
many popular changes proposed in tne
Addressinir the legislators, who oc
cupied seats in front of tre speaker's
stand, the Governor issued his first
political battle cry.
Xon-Partlaanshlp la Voiced.
It has been said that members ot
this Legislature," he said, "have plan
ned to do all In their power to hamper
my administration. I want to say that
y attitude on all questions Is to oe
entirely and strict non-partisan and
any member who takes any other po
sition than that can better stay away
than go back to his constituency.
Reduction of the state s expenses was
the keynote of the message.
The Governor recommended a prefer
ential Presidential primary, direct
election of United States Senators and
nonpartisanship in county and city of
The Governor took notice of com
plaints made by farmers against com
mission-houses and recommended state
inspection of such estimates.
Of a Washington exhibit at tne Man
ama-Pacific Exposition at San Fran
cisco, Governor Lister said:
Fair Appropriation Is Advised.
The necessity for making an ade
quate appropriation has already been
taken up by the commercial bodies ol
the state, and I understand that the -
amount necessary, in their opinion, is
$500,000.. Taking the most favorable
view possible, I cannot convince my
self that there is necessity for so large
a sum. I certainly hope that the ap
propriation made for exposition pur
poses will not exceed $200,000.
I believe that a limited part Of
the appropriation should be set aside
for the Installation of a creditable
Panama-California Exposition, to be
held in San Diego, California, during
the same year."
Governor Lister said he believed it
would be better, instead of appropriat
ing $500,000 for exposition purposes,
for the state to appropriate only $150.-
000, or $200,000 for that purpose and use
the difference in undertaking to pur
chase the clear logged-off lands' and
then dispose of them to actual settlers
in small tracts at a price that would
repay the state for Its investment.
HAT URGES CHANGES ALSO
Retiring Governor Would -See Daws
Made Such as Idster Asks.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 15. In his
message to the-Washington Legisla
ture today. retiring Governor Hay urged
the ratification of the constitutional
amendment submitted by Congress pro
viding for direct election of Lnited
States Senators. The Governor recom
mended passage of a Presidential pri
mary law, abolition of the second
choice provision of the present state
primary law, and amendment of the
present law so that the voter may not
mark a cross in a circle beside the
party name, but shall mark a cross for
every candidate for whom he votes.
Governor Hay advised that public
school buildings and grounds be used as
social centers. Enactment of a law
permitting an elector to vote in any
precinct of the state in which he hap
pens to be on election day Is recom
mended; also reforestation of the cut
over land of the state that Is not valu
able for agriculture. Governor Hay
recommends that the state pay a small
ord for the entire world for absolutely
efficient stenographers. This claim is
based on recommendations accompany
ing applications for stenographic posi
tions received by members of the Sen
ate and the House. East legislator has
at his command the services of 93, as
a general average, of the best stenog
raphers that ever caressed a type
writer. Salem has a population of 15.
000, approximately, which means when
the Legislature is not in session. Not
that there are 8170 stenographers in
the capital city just now; but many of
them have applied to many members
for position to several legislators, and
to the bewildered lawgiver it seems
as though the town must be' at least
House bill No. 104 has not been In
troduced and promises to have short
shrift this session. So far none of the
cheery liquid has put in its appearance
and It is understood that It will be
Hood River and Wasco Counties seem
to have a faculty of sending orators
to the Senate. Not only the home of
luscious apples and all kinds of crops
that lead, but the counties also pro
duce "silver tongues." Two years ago
they sent Sinnott, now in Congress, and
at this session have Judge Butler, ac
knowledged to be one of the best plat
form orators in the state.
John P. Hunt, who has been assistant
chief clerk of the Senate "since the
memory of man runneth not to the
annuity to mothers who are left with
families in destitute circumstances.
Enactment of laws prohibiting the
employment of white female help In
Chinese and Japanese restaurants and
prohibiting the marriage of Caucasians
with either negroes or Mongolians is
urged by the Governor.
ACT TO REGULATE PETITIONS
Proposed Bill Provides for Fees of
$50 and $5 for Candidates.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 15.
(Special.) That candidates before
the primaries, in lieu of filing petitions
may pay a filing fee of $50, if candi
dates for state or district offices, or
$5 if candidates for other offices. Is
one of the features of a bill Introduced
In the Senate by J. C Smith today.
If a candidate prefers to file a pe
tltion for a state or district office, it
must contain at least 5 per cent, of the
whole vote and represent the voters of
at least seven counties. In the case of
a candidate for district office, the pe
tition must contain at least 5 per cent
of the votes cast for Representative.
For- county officers the numbers of
votes required is placed at 5 per cent
of the vote cast for Representative in
Congress in that county.
REPEAL OF STATUTE DESIRED
Representative Latourette Would
Broaden Evidence in Fraud Suits.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan. 15.
(Special.) A bill was Introduced by
Representative Latourette. of Multno
mah, in the House today, providing for
the repeal of section 1541 of chapter ,
title 28, of Lord's Oregon laws, relat
ing to evidence and false pretense.
This section provides that no evi
dence shall be considered in an action
for fraud which does not relate to
statements made in writing. If it is
repealed evidence relating to oral state
ments may be considered as well.
The operation of this section, accord
ing to the author of the bill to repeal
It, has been the cause of a great deal
of Injustice and is a protection for
COMPENSATION ACT COMES UP
Joint Meeting of Senate and House
Committees Monday to Be Public.
STATti! CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 15.
(Special.) AnnouncemVit was made
today that a joint meeting of the in
dustries committees of the Senate and
Rouse will be held Monday at 4 o'clock
in the rooms of the Supreme Court to
consider the workmen's compensation
act, which is before the State Legis
lature. This meeting will be open to the
This is considered the opening of
one of the most important series of
committee meetings that will be held
during the session, and chairmen of
both the Senate and House committees
urge that as many as possible attend
to present their views.
CHANGE IN REGISTRATION ACT
Enrollment Once in Precinct May
Suffice Until Residence Change.
STATE CAPITOL, SalenV Or., Jan.
15. (Special.) To provide that when
an elector has once registered in a
precinct he need not register again
until he changes his residence Is the
main object of a bill which was intro
duced in the Senate by Carson, or
Marion, today. .
The bill also provides that all who
did not register in 1912 must register
with a Notary Public,, Justice of the
Peace or County Clerk.
In addition to these provisions the
bill also prohibits anyone from voting
In the state unless he is registered, as
In, the act provided.
EXHIBIT DATA SOUGHT
SENATE GOES SLOWLT ON BILL
FOR $500,000 ALLOWANCE.
Ways and Means Committee to In
vestigate Sums Required at Other
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 15.
(Special.) There will be no report
from the ways and means committee in
the Senate on the $500,000 appropriation
bill for the Panama-Pacific Exposition
until that committee has made a thor
ough investigation into conditions sur
rounding the appropriation, according
to a statement made by Perkins, of
Multnomah, chairman of that commit
tee The committee has already held an
informal meeting to discuss the bill.
Decision was reached to secure statis
tics as to expenditures from every in
ternational exposition which has ever
been held as far as such data may be
Chief Clerk Vance, of the committee,
has been instructed to do this work
and Chairman- Perkins declares that It
will be done with great thoroughness.
As a result probably no report will be
received from that committee until con
siderable time has elapsed.
The sentiment of the various mem
bers of the committee as to the amount
that should be appropriated has not
been sounded, many of them believing
that no expressions should even be of
fered until such time as the Investiga
tions which are contemplated have been
completed. Some of the members be
lieve that the commission should fur
nish a detailed statement as to what
the items of expenditure for the fair
should be and may Insist that some such
report be furnished before the commit
tee takes final action.
contrary" is the baseball magnate of
the Willamette Valley. When not
cashing his legislative warrants he
passes much of his time organizing and
disbanding baseball leagues.
Senators Bean and Galklns, of Lane,
are waiting for Senators Patton and
Carson, of Marion, to report on Salem
water. Two years ag they forced
through a resolution naming Carson
and Patton, both of Salem, to report on
the water which is consumed by the
legislators. Carson and Patton seem to
have forgotten the resolution and the
report Is still missing.
Claude C. McColloch, of Baker, is the
youngest man in the Senate. He Is
only 25 years of age and this is his
second session In the Oregon Legisla
tnre, being a holdover member from the
1911 session. He is a Democrat and
an advocate of the rfdminlstration.
George Neuner, Jr., Is the youngest
benedict in the upper house. He has
been married only since the day before
Thanksgiving. Neuner is from Douglas
County and is also one of the boyish
looking members of the Senate. He
served before in the Hall of Represen
tatives. C. E. Spence. master of the State
Grange, is here as usual He is not
only master of the Grange, but is con
sidered a master among the lobbyists.
He is advocating road bills as usual,
with a few bits of legislation on the
CHEVALIER fl I TIT .
ALBERT L. JT
50c NOON LUNCH
-H. C. BOWEES, Mgr. '. GAINER THIOPEX, Asst-
HOWARD FINDS RIVAL
Ministerial Member ot Legis
lature Greets Lockhart.
TALE OF 7 YEARS AGO TOLD
Lawmaker and Newspaper Man Now
Laugh at Episode or Earthquake
Time. When Each, as Preacher,
Sought to Tell Cause.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 15. (Special.)
The gathering of the legislature nere
hu hrouerht many old friends together.
and one of the most interesting meet
ings of the kind reported thus far is
one in which the only preacher mem
ber of the lawmaking body figures in
connection with a Salem newspaper
man. J. K. Howard, of Glendale, is
the ministerial member.
It seems that some seven years ago
Howard and E. B. Lockhart, who is
connected with the .Statesman, were
engaged in the work of the ministry,
the former a "Presbyterian pastor and
the latter a member of the Methodist
Episcopal conference. Both were put
In charge of their denomination's
churches in a city in the State of
Washington. Rivalry between the two
pastors had an amusing feature, so it
Is told, and the interesting story runs
At thn time of the San Francisco
earthquake, when, always upon the
lookout for a live topic to preach on,
Lockhart announced through the .press
that he would discuss "The Cause of
the San Francisco Earthquake," Sun
day evening following the event, at
the same time Howard announcing an
ordinary Bible topic for the subject
of his sermon in the Presbyterian pul
pit. "Rival ruts one over."
Now. when the announcements
came forth in the newspaper the next
day, it seems that Howard, realizing
that his Methodist rival had "put one
over on him In tne cnoice oi an at
tractive sermon topic (for the Cali
fornia quake had just occurred and
was uppermost in all minds then) de
cided that he, too, would preach on
the same subject the coming Sunday
morning, and in using the subject in
the morning service he woum use up
the thunder and leave his competitor
little to work on. But after announc
es: his other subject in the news
paper, he made the change of topic
known only verbally and to but a few
friends, and it failed to reacn tne ears
of the Wesley follower.
The upshot of the matter was that
he preached on the subject the fol
lowing Sunday morning, and in his
sermon took the position of many min
isters that the evil which had be
fallen the California city had' been
sent directly, by the Almighty on ac
count of its sins. The change of the
sermon subject and the position in
the matter taken by the Presbyterian
was all unknown to the Methodist par
son, who, as announced, preached" on
the matter at his Sunday evening serv
It is said that Lockhart noticed a
number of the members of the Presby
terian' Church in the Methodist con
gregation that evening, but thought
nothing of it until In his sermon he
stated his view of the cause of the
catastrophe that it was the result, of
natural geological forces at work for
long years and culminating In the
city's wreck, in the stating of which
he frankly gave his opinion of "cer
tain thoughtless church people wno
heralded it about that the Almighty
had exercised his supernatural power
and struck at San Francisco on ac
count of its wickedness."
Change In Attltnde Sfoted.
It was right here in the sermon that
he Is said to have noticed the . pe
culiarly marked attention he was re
ceiving at the hands of the visitors
from his brother pastor's church, ana
as he continued to pay his respects
to what he termed "these superficial
thinkers," he became more and more
convinced that something was wrong
somewhere. He, however, managed to
worry through his discourse, and then
at the close of the service it was that
he learned that his Presbyterian cot
league bad preached on the same sub
ject that morning and in his sermon
had given it to be distinctly under
stood that, in his opinion, the earth
quake must be taken as a direct visi
tation from the Almighty, and he also
learned that the ' Methodist t sermon
was naturally 'considered by many to
have been aimed directly at his Pres
byterian rival in the other block,
whereas Lockhart, so the story goes,
disclaimed all knowledge that How
ard had even preached on the sub
ject, as the press had announced his
other topic: much less did he know
that Howard took that particular at
titude that be (Lockhart) had Just at
tacked. Here during the Legislature, the
two pastors one now engaged Jn a
mercantile line and the other in news
paper work have met for the first
time since the little misunderstanding
seven years ago. Now that they have
met again, they laugh at the matter
as having bad some humor in it. and
as Howard has come to the Legisla
ture prepared to fight the echool su
pervisory law, and as the Statesman
also opposes the statute, it is pre
sumed that the two men will agree
upon what to do with that law, even if
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they do not agree upon the laws which
caused .the earthquake.
DIMICK OPENS SENATE WAR
Resolution Would Limit Tin'ie of In
troducing Memorials, Etc.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 15
(Special.) The only fight of the
morning in the Senate today devel
oped on Dimlck's resolution, which
originally provided that no bills, me
morials or resolutions be Introduced In
either the House or the Senate after
the 25th day of the session without
The committee on resolutions report
ed in that the resolution be amended
by providing that it would be neces
sary for at least three members to
make objection to a bill or resolution
before It would be barred from intro
duction. Kellaher protested that fixing the
number at three raised it one above the
Senate minority, referring to himself
Dimick made a strong fight to keep
the resolution intact as originally in
troduced and Thompson suggested that
the number be raised to eight. It was
finally decided to send the resolution
back to the committee without instruc
tions. COPYRIGHT IAW IS TARGET
Memorial Urges Oregon Delegation
to Work for Its Repeal.
' STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 15.
(Special.) The high cost of living is the
thing at which a House joint memorial
introduced by Blanchard, of Josephine,
today, is aimed. It lays the responsi
bility for the high prices of the neces
sities of life on the shoulde.-s of the
patent right and copyright laws, whose
repeal it demands. The latter are
blamed for increasing the cost of edu
cation, which it is alleged is more than
doubled by the existence of copyright
laws on school books. The leasing sys
tem of labor-saving patents Is de
scribed as being as pernicious as it is
The memorial embodies a resolution
requesting Oregon's Senators and Rep
resentatives in Congress to introduce
if necessary, to vote for and to use
their best endeavors to pass a law re
pealing all patent-right and copyright
laws, substituting a royalty -to Invent
ors of 6 per cent, as a substitute for
the present plan, to be paid by anyone
who cares to manufacture any article
now covered by such laws.
HOOD RIVER COURT BUSY
Clrcut Session May Be Longest on
Keeord, Is PreHictlon.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Jan. 15; (Spe
cial.) It is probable that the present
term of the Circuit Court will be the
longest ever held in Hood River
County. Heretofore the session has
never lasted longer than a week. So
far the court has only disposed of one
of its -civil cases that of Amos Un
derwood, of Underwood, Wash., vs.
the First National Bank. In this suit
the plaintiff claimed that his nephew,'
L. J. Stuart, had forged his name to a
certificate of deposit for the sum ot
$1000, and that the bank had paid him
the money on the amount. The de
fense set up that the signature was
that of the piaintllf. The greater pan
of the time of the court yesterday wao
taken up with testimony of hand
writing experts. A verdict was given
bv a iurv in favor of the bank.
The case of Hall vs. McCan, which
followed the forgery case, recalls the
severe damage that was done by the
heavv snow here last year. E. O. Hall.
a contractor, is suing- the defendant
for money due on the construction or
buildings. However, the latter sets up
a counter claim tnat lie was oamagea
bv improper construction. Mr. Hall
built a garage for the latter that was
demolished by tne weigni oi snow on
The civil cases of the court probably
will last until next week, one of the
longest of which will be that of the
O.-W. R. & N. Company vs. F. H. But
ton. This is a condemnation proceed
ing, in which the O.-W. R. & N. Com
pany is seeking a right-of-way across
property, the value of which Mr. uui
ton sets at 342,000.
JUDGE DECIDES FOR JURY
Case Against North Bank Railroad
Taken From Panel's Hands.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 15. (Spe
cial.) After the case in which Miss
Alice Engelsen is suing the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railroad Company
for 115.000 personal damages, alleged
to have been sustained in a runaway
caused by a whistle shriek from one
of its engines, was ready fo go to the
jury, Judge Roscius Harlow Back, of
the Superior Court, who donned the
judicial robe for the first time Mon
day. Instructed the Jury to bring in a
verdict for the defendant. He said that
evidence did not show that the com
pany had been negligent In the mat
ter. Miss Engelsen, on August 25. 190,
was drivmg a horse and buggy along
side of the railroad track near Wash-
ougal. where the county road was par
tially covered by the right of way of
the railroad. Testmony showed that
the fireman, being on the opposite side
of the engine, saw the horse became
frightened when the whistle was being
blown and he attempted to call the at
tention of the engineer, but failed.
George S. Shepherd, Miss Englesen
attorney, will make a motion for a new
trial, alleging error in law. He con-
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tends that the case should have gone
to the jury. Four women were on the
MATTHEWS MAY GO SOUTH
Los Angeles Presbyterians Want
Pastor to Leave Seattle.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Jan. 13. (Spe
cial.) Hundreds of Presbyterians in
Los Angeles are hoping that the visit
Wednesday of Rev. Mark A. Matthews,
D. D.. moderator of the Presbyterian
General Assembly, will result in h!
decision to abandon his work in Seat
tle and come to this city.
During his ten years' stay in tha
Washington city Dr. Matthews has ac
quired the title of the "Black-Maned
Lion of Seattle." While he Is In Los
Angeles strong efforts will be made to
Induce Dr. Matthews to accept the pas
torate of Immanuel Presbyterian
A complimentary luncheon will be
given in honor of Dn, Matthews
Wednesday at the Y. M. C. A. build
ing by laymen and Presbyterian
churchmen and in the evening there
will be a general mass meeting for
Presbyterians in the Immanuel Pres
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