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TUESDAY. JANUARY 21, 1913.
Senators McColloch and
Representative Forbes In
troduce Important Bills.
$550,000 FUND REQUESTED
Appropriation of $500,000 Asked
for Completion of Columbia
Southern Project Move First
to Pnt State la Business.
STATE CAPITOL., galem. Or.. Jan. to.
(Special.) Two important irrigation
nd water bills were introduced in trie
Senate today, which, if passed, win
revolutionize practically the entire
problem of Irrigation In Oregon.
One was introduced by Kepresenta.
tive Forbes providing for the comple
tlon of the Columbia Sojthern
project in Crook County through
state-aid and the other was in
troduced by McColloch. providing
for an appropriation of JSO.OOu for the
purpose of investigating the natural
resources of Oregon in land, water and
power to be utilized to the highest ad
vantage of the people through co-oper
ation between the state ana federal
The bill providing for the completion
of the Columbia southern project car
ries an appropriation of J5CO,000. Under
the bill the State water Board is
authorized and directed to complete the
reclamation of lands included in Ore
gon desert land selection list No. lo,
Provision is made that necessary ar
rangements be carried out to perfect
the state's title to the project and to
execute all contracts and agreements
in connection therewith. f
State First Mate Takra.
This is the first move to put the
state into the irrigation and reclama
tion business. The Columbia South
ern project has been Ill-starred since
Its Inception and the final effort to
inject the breath of life into its veins
through a private corporation failed
Just before the first of the year.
Under the bill, a project engineer is
to be appointed by the Board which
shall complete plans and specifications
to carry out the work and will have
immediate charge and supervision of
the construction and operation of the
reclamation works on the project.
Contracts with purchasers shall pro
vide for the payment of the full amount
of the lien assessed against the trart
within a period of not to exceed 10
rears with interest on deferred pay
ments at t per cent. Contracts for the
ale of private lands in the project
shall be on the same terms as for
Carer act lands and the Board shall, in
addition, require the purchaser to give
a first mortgage on such private lands.
Failure to make payments of principal
and Interest as within the contract
provided will work a forfeiture.
All money received as maintenance
fees shall be applied to the cost of
maintaining the project, but all money
received for the purchase of land or
water rights in the project shall be
deposited in the general fund of the
state until expenses incurred by the
state In connection with the project
are paid, after which time all the
money, except maintenance, received
from the project will be deposited In
the reclamation fund.
Govrrraor Favors Bill.
The bill Introduced by Senator Mc
Colloch. which has the sanction of
Governor West. J. N. Teal and State
Engineer I-ewis. providing for examin
ation into the resources of the state,
in a way may be classed as something
of a compromise bill to the Columbia
Southern bill, which has also for one
of Its objects the purpose of educating
the people of the state to a point where
they will desire to handle such reclama
tion projects through Btate aid.
"While It may be possible that the
people might object at this time to
handling such a project as the Colum
bia Southern, the plan of investigating!
water resources will lead up to tne
same end," said State Engineer Lewis
today. "Of course the process will be
slower and the settlers on that proj
ect are desirous of securing Immediate
action. In event, however. It is hot
found "desirous to place the Columbia
Southern under state aid just at the
present time the bill providing for In
vestigation of water resources will gain
eventually the same end."
One feature of this bill is a pro
vision that the State Engineer be
given the authority to withdraw and
withhold from appropriation any un
appropriated water which may be re
quired for projects under Investigation
or to be Investigated. If the project
Is found feasible he shall withhold the
same from appropriation until the
money expended In such project be re
paid to the co-operating parties In pro
portion to the amount contributed In
Vastly Jaaportamt la Proposal.
State Engineer Lewis explained that
this proposition, as carried under the
Tblll. Is one of vast importance, cover
ing, as it does, the larger areas of the
state, while the Columbia Southern Is
a small segregation in which the set
tlers, who have experienced the ups
and downs with the various companies
nd corporations in charge, are desir
ous of speedy action. The Governor is
desirous of placing the question of de
velopment of Irrigation projects under
Btate aid before the Legislature as to
naming what attitude will be assumed
and he also believes that the state
should take up such a project. He was
the one who first placed the matter
before the attention of the Desert Land
A general statement as to th Co
lumbia Southern project, its status and
Its history, was placed before the mem
ber of the Legislature several weeks
go, the Introduction of the present
btll being the Idea eventually Id view.
WATER POWTJl NEEDS SEEN
Co-operation AVIth State Engineer
ing Offk-e Shows Results.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. SO. (Special.) Co
operation between the state engineer
ing office, the State Conservation Com
mission, the University of Oregon and
thr United States Geological Survey has
resulted in bringing forcibly to the at
tention of the Legislature the state's
needs In the way of water power de
velopment. An Immense chart has been prepared
and set up in the lower corridor of the
Capitol, depicting In graphic shape the
power situation in Oregon. The head
ing is -Unnecessary delay In water
power development Is the worst form
f waste." The chart, which Is ac
companied by a large map of the state,
shows the various power sites which
re capable of developing an aggre
gate of 1.300.000 horsepower. This Is
equal to the annual consumption of
$14 4,000,000 of coal a year.
At present the state uses .173,011
horsepower annually, which is dis
tributed as follows: 64.1 per cent
steam. 8.4 per cent electricity. 26.T per
cent water power and 6 per cent mis
cellaneous. With the use of water
power there would be an annual sav
ing to the state on the present basis
of consumption of $9,742,869.
The state engineering department
realizes that appreciation of the state's
needs in this respect must come grao
ually and at present is only asking
that the Legislature make provision for
the definite examination of the Celilo
power site, which is capable of supply
ing power for 13 cities the size of PortT
land. By this means, it Is planned to
put cheap and effective power within
the reach of every one and thus greatly
stimulate the state's manufacturing
The chart was made under the direc
tion of Professor Young, head of the
department of economics at the Uni
versity of Oregon.
SPECIAL ATTORNEYS SOUGHT
Senator. McColloch Introduces Gov-
ernor's Bill Carrying $10,000.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan.
20. (SDecial.) Senator McColloch to
day Introduced the Governor's bill pro
viding for the appointment by the ex
ecutive of special prosecuting attor
neys to carry out the provision of the
constitution requiring that all laws be
For 90 days at a time, under the bill.
the Governor is empowered to appoint
special prosecuting attorneys, special
sheriffs and special constables for the
purpose of enforcing the criminal laws
of Oregon in any prosecuting district,
county or precinct. The bill carries an
appropriation of 10.000. The special
officers shall have no greater powers
than that now lodged in the regular
officers, and the regular officers shall
receive the usual compensation during
the time that special officers are ap
SENATOR NEUNER AVOCI-D AID
OREGON SOLDIERS' ABODE.
Place Now Overcrowded, Declares
Douglas County Solon, Who Asks
for $10,000 Building
btitb CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan.
20. (Special.) With the statement
that the Oregon Soldiers' Home at Rose
burg Is now badly overcrowded and
that with a raise on the pension limit
there will be a large numDer oi vet
erans' seeking entrance into the home,
.- . vt TVinloR will in-
. ...... n Km in th Senate this week
asking for $iu.000 for an additional
building at tne nome.
ii. -........ n,.a that at tha nresent
.i. " . ,QO cnMlapn nt the
Lime iiieic n ...........
with ptd,, thara to nroDerlv
1 , , 1 .. ,cn Thara ftfA
care lor ana nwuae umj
now 12 veterans on me aiiio
At present no old soldier is allowed
in ih, hum, n'hn is receiving a ueuaivu
.. r v.a VnA as mnnth
Ul iiivi e mem v-" -
, . i I... -ii ,w- ...... nlapa tha
limit at 3U a monin, saiu cu-
ner. In discussing tne pin toaay. it
, . ; hufArA that
merely a ijucouuu " . - -
limit will be placed in Oregon. The
. . . , Ot.t. U J tn
question is one tor u wwa.u
decide, and the State Board will be un-
.. v. i .. t.irA nnv notion until tirovislon
Is made for an additional barracks."
MORE NEW BILLS IN SENATE
Senators Start Work With Flood of
r- - . T- T7 rtiDtirm Calam Cr .Tun 2ft
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Introduced In the Senate today:
6. B. 7. by Wood rrevenung ra oi
liquor or drugs to any convict in any prison
or Jail or any inmate of any state Inatltu-
S. B. 77. by Malarkey Minimum ware bill.
a t rc .w parkins Ainendine act rela
tive to carrying concealed weapona.
S. B. 7. by McColloch Relating to ap-
i.,,.. . an.rlnl nrosecutors. sheriff I and
conatablea by Governor.
S. B. Nu, oy Lamina Hiving usui vi ...
tlon for Belling liquor to Intoxicated persona,
u u ui v... smith, nt .Insenhlne Helatine
to official' newspapers In counties.
S. B. Si by Smith, of Josephine Requir
ing emplovera to maintain cash reserve.
S. B. S3, by Burgeaa Requiring reporta
by cold storage companiea.
S. B. 84. by Hoaklna Making Federal
license ' prima facie evidence of sale of
S. B. S&. ty Bmiin, " -
lattng to corrupt practices at electiona.
R. H- . Dy BWWUl itcmuut in . .........
Ing machlnea. . ,
5 B. ST. by Stewart Establishing agricul
tural experiment, atatlon In Malheur County
6 B SS. by Stewart Establishing agri
cultural experiment atatlon in Grant County.
S. B. s, by McColloch Repealing ap
SB. 0. by McColloch Relating to aur
rey of' water resource
S B. 91. by Bean .Relating to drainage
and extending powers of cities and towns in
B B " by Bean and Calklna Providing
for levying and collecting a tax for road
'"s. B. 93. by Bean Amending act relating
to registration of land titles.
Burgess Hits at Cold-storage Plants.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan.
20 (Special.) To restrain cold-stor-
".' I. .- .Mirliifir a. corner
on storage products such as butter end
eggs. Burgess introduced In the ben
ate today a bill providing that all cold
storage plants that keep $1000 worth
of produce or more on hand mi' at maice
a monthly report with the Secretary of
State showing how much produce they
have on nana.
Senate Votes Per-dleton Trip.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan.
i.i A ,-unltitinn VIS adOPt-
u. pri.iai. , -
ed in the Senate today providing for a
trip to Pendleton by five members or
the Senate and seven of the House, In
cluding the President and Speaker, and
to investigate the Eastern Of Kon
Branch Hospital. Dlmick and e"her,
voted no. The lesolution will be sent
to the House.
SENATOR VOX UtK ntm..'
smokes the best cigars that have
so far appeared In the Legislature.
They are of an especially maue uruu
which are manufactured in Manila and
are purchased- by the Senator In
wholesale quantities. The Senator
never tells the price that he pays for
these cigars, as his constituents might
think him extravagant- It is consid
ered the treat of the session to be a
recipient of one of these "smokes.
LAIR GREGORT. one of the news
paper correspondents here from
Portland, smokes a particularly vicious
corn cob pipe, which Is said to have
been largely responsible for forcing
through the no-sraoklng rule,
BT. M'BAIX, "resident director of
. the Willamette Valley Pulp Pa
per Company, arrived here from Ore
gon City today. He is considered the
advance guard of the lobbyists who
will fight the Dimlck bills directed at
PISH and game legislation Is begin
ning to Interest the members.
About half the members In both bouses
fish and shoot, and during recess they
drop all other talk and begin argu
SIDELIGHTS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE
John S. Hodgin Loses in Fight
to Represent Union and
SENATE BACKS C0NTESTEE
Since Members of Upper House Are
Unable to Tell Where Ballots
Now Are or In What Condi
tion, Contestant Loses.
btatr niPTTHT. Salm. Or.. Jan. 20.
(Special.) Ed E. Kiddle was formal
ly seated as State Senator from Union
E. B. Kiddle, Who Is Seated as
. senator From Union and Wal
and Wallowa counties by the State
Senate today and John S. Hodgin lost
in the effort that was made to unseat
The original count showed that Kid
dle was elected by a vote of S108 to
2104 votes for Hoagin. A majority
report sent in by Bean and Tnompson
showed that the appearance of find
ings of fact In a recount made on 22
precincts by Circuit Judge Knowles
developed a tie instead of a lead of
four votes, as the original count
It was contended that inasmuch as
the contestant had appeared before the
special committee to make a showing
that he had been elected and that he
failed to make this showing, Kiddle
should be retained in his seat.
Minority Report Filed.
McColloch filed a minority report
asking that Circuit Jtidge Knowles be
asked to go into an examination of the
ballots in all of the precincts and report
to the Senate hs findings of fact.
McColloch, in an opening statement,
moving that the minority report be
substituted for the majority report, ad
mlttted that the findings of fact of the
Circuit Judge were only advisory to the
Senate and that the Senate was the sole
and tinal Judge of the qualifications of
its own members.
He called attention, however, to a
provision in the corrupt practices act
which allowed such a recount or in
vestigation to be made by the Circuit
Judge in the Senatorial district where
such a contest occurred on the petition
of an aggrieved party or an aggrieved
No Authority la Asserted.
.i Dnaoiftnir for the malor-
ity declared that the entire action of
Judge Knowles in goins into the bal-
. . itv.,tit n',thnr!tv from the
constitution and that the Senate was
the execiusive ana sum
Qualifications of its members, that the
. . .... ...noarort with B. Showing
CUUiesinu, " i " . -
before the committee and failed to
show that he naa Jieen eieuieu,
the law provides unless the contestant
shows that he has been elected and
that the contestee has lost, the con-
estee shall continue to uuiv. ma
' ..lliiHnn nf the State of
Oregon precludes the courts from in
terfering m any way iu o. v.u..o.
son "The judge counted these bal
lots" without authority. When these
ballots were opened in any other man-
,ith hA authority of this
ner - -
Senate the evidence was destroyed and
there Is no. manner in wnicn me cun
....... a nnon r before this body.
even if all of the ballots are submitted
before the Senate.' by which we can de
termine that Mr. Kiddle was not elect
ed or that Mr. Hodgin was elected. '
Miller, Bean and Joseph all spoke on
the question. Miller and Joseph sup
porting the proposition that the Senate
should count all of the ballots, while
Bean assumed the same attitude as
Thompson that the ballots had been
opened without proper authority, that
he did not know what has happened
to the ballots since they were removed
from the custody of the election clerks
and judges and up to the present, and
that no member of the Senate knew
where the ballots were at the time he
was speaking and In what condition
they might be.
Joseph attempted to have the entire
matter referred to me. muuiuira
ments as to the woods and streams.
There will probably be plenty of game
legislation before the session is over.
EUGENE FOSTER, calendar clerk in
the Senate. Is a newspaperman. He
has an Interest in the Polk County Ob
server at Dallas, and for five years
was also interested In the Aberdeen
(Wash.) World. He ts considered one
of the best calendar clerks that the
Senate ever had. which In turn is also
considered something of a compliment.
JF. HOLDER, the veteran wlelder
a of the key for the Western Union
at Its offices In the Capitol, has done
that work for several sessions. He also
believes that the millennium is at hand.
The fact that he has undergone sev
eral sessions of the Oregon Legisla
ture Is given as a possible contributing
factor to the other condition of mind.
owns the the Hotel Holland at
Medford. He believes Crater Lake is
one of the world's greatest wonders.
NEVER was Stygian cave more
zealously guarded by the three
headed Cerebus than Is the private of
fice of the President of the Senate by
Secretary Hope. It would require an
nnsix i v
L, irtrV 1 v ' it- airinwai
with instructions that the committee
secure all of the ballots and go over
the matter thoroughly. This motion
was lost after some more discussion
by McColloch, Calkins, Moser and
The minority report was defeated by
a vote of 2S nays and four ayes, with
Kldddle excused from voting, with Car
son absent and President Malarkey not
Following was the vote on the ma
Ayes Barrett, Bean. Burgess, But
ler, Day. Farrell, Hawley. HolllS, Hos
kins.. Lester, Moser, Patton, Perkins,
Ragsdale, Smith, Stewart, Thompson,
Von der Hellen, Wood. Ayes. 19.
Nays Calkins. Dimlck, Joseph, Kel
lalier, McColloch, Miller, Neuner, Smith
of Coos and Curry. Nays, 8.
HOUSE KECEIVES BIG GRIST
All Sorts of Measures Are Introduced
by Various Jtembers.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or.. Jan. 20.
(Special.) The following bills were
Introduced in the House today:
H." B. 151, by Olson To provide for the
government of school districts having more
than 10,000 population.
H. B. 152, by Carkln To repeal aectlon
1511 Lord's Oregon Laws, relating to oral
H. B. 1G3. by Mumane To establish office
of Inspector of steam boilera and defining
dutlea of aaid inspector, and duties of own
ers and operators of ateam boilera.
H. B. 15-4. by Carkln Providing for grad
uated tax on automobiles according to horse
power. H. B. 155. by Hall To fix salary of
County Superintendent of Columbia County
at t-l."00 yearly.
H. B. 156. by Applegren To limit the time
within which to recover courtesy and dower.
H. B. 157. by Latourette To prescribe
penalty for taking or having in possession
any marked log or timber of value.
H. B. 158, by Latourette Authorizing in
corporation of log salvage associations.
H. B. 159. by Anderson, of Clataon To
provide for county attorneys and to pro
hibit Diatrict Attorneya or their partnera and
deputiea from advising, counaeling or being
attorney for public utility concerna.
H. B. 160. by Mitchell To protect co
operative concerna in use of the term "co
operative." H. B. 161, by Blanchard, Providing for
recording of affldavita that grantor la mar
ried or single, and other relief to remove
oblectlon to title.
H. B. 162. by raraon3 toy rcquesw
create county of Siualaw, of weatern parts
of Lane and Douglas, making Florenc county
H. B. 163. by Hurd To provide for hold
ing of road meetings, and to authorize coun
ties to lesue road bonds.
H. B. 164, by Hurd To provide for elec
tion of road aupervisors.
H. B. 165. by Abbott Making legal holi
day non-Judicial day. and naming legal
H. B. 1C6. by Abbott To punish mUbrand-
ln, rif fnndflL
H. B. 167. by Reamea To open part of
Rogue River to commercial usnius.
H. B. 168. by Hurd Requiring state of
ficers to account monthly to State Treaa-
urer on all moneya.
TWO BILLS GO TO GOVERNOR
Legislature Repeals Two Laws That
Have Become Dead Wood.
f -f , T I- i DTTnf. 6,1am fir Jan.
20. (Special.) By passing two house
bills today, the Legislature gave an-
n.w j.-,.,.3,4(in thnt hiiainess is
being expedited and the bills will be
sent Immediately to tne uuvwuui.
It seems probable that the Governor
Will Sign DOtn OI mem a mcj o
merely acts or minor importance e
peallng some dead wood that has been
. v. Btakni. hiwka lncA the 50'S.
The first btll to pass the 27th legis
lative assembly was Carpenter's House
Bill, wnicn passea t"s dcico j
: and whlnh nrOVide
for the repeal of an act requiring th
Secretary or btate to puuusu wiwn
laws In newspapers.
. . i. will noasoil wna Vnrfistrom'
AllUUiCl uiu i'"-'-" : ' -' ' " " '
bill, providing for the repeal of an act
kuk tha plerl? nf the COUntV
COUrV HUUJClii LV. II'" " . J ' - "
Clerk In those counties where there Is
no County Clerk. inasmucn as an
counties now have County Clerks, it
flnntoni,ii that the act was also
dead wood and tne bin was passeu.
one providing for rotation of names
.... l.ii.i t hnih tha nrlmarv and
on tile IMJiui vv J" . " f
the general election, and for elimination
of numbers on tne Daiiot. ins uiue
.. : .: .-. - .hat rullrnaila shall make as
speedy a change of Intrastate traffic
SUPERVISORY LAW IX PERIL
Minority Report Favoring Repeal Is
Adopted by Lower House.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan. 20.
(Special.) Spirited debate occurred
in the House today on the question as
to whether the supervisory system for
rural schools should be retained. It
came on the motion of Representative
Howard, of Douglas, to adopt the mi
nority report of the educational com
mittee on his bill to repeal the law
authorizing school supervisors. This
report recommended that the bill be
passed, which would mean the end of
the system. It was adopted 330 to 27.
Mr. Howard said that the supervisory
system is impractical and unpopular,
and advocated more pay and better
teachers for country schools in Its stead.
Lofgren. of Multnomah, and Hurd and
Eaton, of Lane, spoke in favor of
training the supervisors."
Hinkle, of Umatilla: Mitchell, of
Baker; Heltzel, of Marion, and Schuebel,
of Clackamas, spoke against their re
tention. A lively fight is promised
when the bill comes up for final pass-
Senate Memorializes AVilson.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
20. (Special.) The State Senate today
gave its indorsement to a memorial
from the Washington Legislature call
ing upon President-elect Wilson to se
lect for Secretary of the Interior a
man from the Pacific Coast who Is fa
miliar with the Interests of these
states. The memorial will be sent to
the Houpse for confirmation.
McColloch Would Appeal Old Act.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or Jan.
20. (Special.) Provision ts made for
the repeal of the old Oregon act of
1853 relating to apprenticeships, in a
bill introduced by Senator McColloch
. .n tn maVa an Im
expel i jesfiuwu .......
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pression on tne aour w wo n-nc
Hope Is on guard and Senator Ma
larkey has issued Instructions to be
SPEAKER M' ARTHUR has ruled that
all bills Introduced by request must
be accompanied by thj name of the
person requesting their introduction.
REPRESENTATIVE GILL, of Clack
amas, holds a record. Two years
ago he was elected to the House from
Wasco County. Moving to Clackanas
County shortly after the last session,
when the 1912 campaign opened he be
came a candidate, and was nominated
and elected. Both times he led his
H.W., in tha nrlmartH nnri at the elec
tion. Now he Is going to move back to
Wasco County. He is a farmer, and his
father has deeded him a 200-acre farm
there. He has taught scnooi xor as
months of his life, and left a country
school in Clackamas County to attend
the present session.
REPRESENTATIVE MURNAJJE'S fa
vorite poet is Tom Moore. His fa
vorite color Is green. He Is a great be
liever in personal liberty. He does not
M MIGRATION BILL
EATEN Ifl SENATE
Provision Requiring Certificate
of Character Ordered
CLAUSE HELD DANGEROUS
Jewish Societies and Organizations
Protest," Saying Russia, by Refus
ing Certificates, Could Stop All
Immigration to America.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. The fact
that provisions of the bureau that the
Dillingham immigration bill might
allow Russia and other countries to ex
ercise control over immigration to the
United States, led the Senate today to
refuse to accept the conference report
on the bill.
The bill was sent back to conference
with the Senate's disapproval of the
provision requiring certificates of
character from emigrants coming from
countries where such certificates were
This feature of the bill was attacked
as dangerous to the future of American
immigration. The "certificate of char
acter" provision probably will be elim
inated in conference.
Spirit of Clause I'pheld.
"I believe this clause was desired by
the immigration officials to aid them
in keeping out members of the black
hand and the Camorra," said Senator
Root. "But it would give opportunity
to foreign countries to limit or prevent
the right of citizens to emigrate to the
United States. Its effect might not be
serious to the best character of Immi
gration we now have."
Hundreds of telegrams and protests
were received by the Senate from Jew
ish societies and immigration organiza
tions. It was claimed that Russia, by
refusing to issue certificates of char
acter to Jews or other citizens, prac
tically could stop immigration to the
Lodge Defends Measure.
Senators Stone, O'Gorman and Sim
mons Joined in the fight which was
made on the ""certificate of character"
Senator Lodge contended that the
provision did not affect Russian Immi
grants and held that the conferees had
not exceeded their authority.
Senator La Follette declared Russia
could prevent its people leaving for the
United States by refusing to issue cer
tificates of good character. Russians
who now come to the United" States
surreptitiously, he said, would, under
the new provisions, be excluded.
"All those who believe in republican
principles of government could be re
fused a certificate," he said. "Russia
knows that one free tongue in New
York Is more harmful to Russian des
potism than 10,000 shackled subjects in
FIGHT IS ON AMENDMENT
(Continued From First Page.)
and regulate the sale of liquor within
their own limits.
Senators Bean and Calkins say their
main desire in introducing the resolu
tion to vote on the repeal of the
amendment is to allow the women of
the state to cast their ballots either
for or against the home rule measure.
It is also probable that the situation
which has developed in Lane County in
raivt t r, tha nnanlncr of the SalOOnS
at Springfield may have some bearing
on the fact that the members of the
Lane County delegation in the Senate
are proposing the resolution.
"Personally I am in lavor oi tne
county option plan," said Senator
Calkins in discussing the resolution. "I
am opposed to state-wide prohibition
under the conditions as they exist, but
on, ,in nnnoaed to the home rule idea
giving cities and towns the power
practically to nullity tne local option
"In addition I desire to give the
wnman . chance to vote on the repeal
of the home rule amendment, Inasmuch
as they had no right to assist In the
passage of It in 1910."
Resolution Provides Repeal.
Th resolution nrovidlna for a repeal
of the home rule amendment is as fol
"That caption 2 of article XI of the
constitution of the State of Oregon be
and the same is hereby amended to
read as follows:
"Section 2. Corporations may db
..na- o-anarnl lawst. but shall
1UIU1GU u 1 A V, V. . d " .
not be created by the Legislative As
sembly by any special laws. The Leg
islative Assembly shall not enact,
amend or repeal any charter or act of
incorporation for any municipality, city
or town. - The legal voters of every
city and town are hereby granted
...,,. n- aman their munlci
pal charter subject to the constitution
and the criminal laws oi me omm u
in. That tha nrnnnsM amend
ACBU11CU, - , -a
ment be submlttted to the people for
approval or rejection, at mo
election in the year 1914; and be It fur
"Resolved. That the Secretary of
Stale be authorized and directed to set
aside two pages in the official pamphlet
, . i n.ihiioatinn nf artruriients In
support of this amendment and that a
committee oi one oenstor mu
Representatives be appointed to pre
said arguments for publication in
said pamphlet." -
XAVAL MIMTIA PROBE SOUGHT
Senator Who Introduced Original
Bill Asks- Light.
ota Tin rAPTTOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 20.
(Special.) A thorough probe as to
"There's a Reason" why many of the
conventions which will come to Port
land in 1913 have chosen' the Imperial
as their headquarters.
Luncheon 50 Cents
Sunday Table d'Hote Dinner $1,
the affairs of the Oregon Naval Militia
is contempiatea in a resolution muv
duced by Senator Joseph today asking
that a committee of -three members of
the Senate Institute such an investiga
tion. Senator Joseph two years ago Intro
duced the original bill creating the
"Understand, I am not opposed to the
militia," said Joseph today, "but there
have been charges and counter-charges
and apparent disruptions in connection
with the affairs of the body and as in
troducer of the original bill I want to
know the truth of the matter, and I
believe the people should know the
truth of the matter."
CARKIX ILS HIGHWAY PLAN
Motorcycles to Be Taxed $3 and
Autos 50 Cents a Horsepower.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
20. (Special.) Motorcycles will be
subject to a state tax of 13 each and
automobiles to 60 cents for each horse
power, if the present law is amended,
as contemplated in a bill Introduced by
Representative Carkin, . of Jackson
The fund to be created is to be trans
ferred to the State Highway Commis
sion or other similar state agency that
may be created for the construction
and maintenance of trunk highways
without specific appropriation.
SCHOOL CHANGE IS A!
T! T P I? I -SUNT ATI VI", OLSON TO
ALTER MCLT.NOMAH LAW.
Portland Taxpayers Plan to Give
More Power to City Superintend
ent and Less to Board.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan. 20.
(Special.) A complete revision of the
scnooi law governing Multnomah Coun
ty will ensue if House bill No. 151, in
troduced by Representative Olson, be
comes a law.
A similar bill, known as the Mills
bill, passed the House at the last ses
sion, but was killed In the Senate.
This bill, which was framed by the
Civic Council, a committee of taxpayers
of the City of Portland, aims for more
nower for the Citv Superintendent and
less for the Board of Education. It
provides for a Commissioner of bcnooi
Prooertv. who shall have charge of the
buildings and repairs thereof, and new
construction, and who snail De unaer
It provides, further, that contracts.
except minor repairs, shall be let
through public bids. Provision is made
for the examination oi tne accounts,
and authority given the grand Jury to
investigate the affairs of tne scnooi
districts. The public funds on hand in
the school district must bear at least
2 per cent interest while deposited in
the several banks. The bill provides
that a teacher serves her first three
years on probation, and thereafter is
secured for terms of three years each.
The bill Is intended to remedy the ap
parent defects of the present system.
BRIDGE BILL SUPPORTED
PROPOSAL OF REPRESENTATIVE
MP CO IT FAVORED.
State of Washington May Provide
Fund of $1,000,000 and Clark
County $250,000 Additional.
wlwpnTTVTPn Wash. .Tun. 20. (SDe
eial.) To raise money for building the
TJ ,.i ! hlchnrav hrlri-'A hflfVPen Vtll-
couver and Portland, connecting two
great links In the faciric nignway.
Representative George McCoy, of Clark
County, incorporates in a bill drawn by
.hn nnn.mit.aa annn nrnii rnr iiiul uui
pose that ajhalf-mill levy be made
for two years, providing i,uuu,uu.
This money would go into a public
higlway fund for the building of
bridges on the Columbia River and its
tributaries, and It is proposed to ap
propriate from this fund J750.000 for
the Pacific highway bridge, leaving
enough to construct the Lewiston
Clarkston bridge and another at Ken
newick. Mr. McCoy came back from Olympla
Saturday and has. conferred with the
ia-oi anmmittaa T TT. iColta. chair
man of the Portland committee, was in
the city yesterday coniernng witu
the local committee.
Vancouver and Clark County are to
ha aaVa tn hnnrt for J2S0.000 above
the appropriation made by the state.
Other representatives in the State
Legislature sem to be heartily In
favor of making the half-mill levy,
and no opposition has developed thus
BILL ECHOES BANK FAILURE
Senators Have Measure Prohibiting
Bonus in Bond Purchases.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 20.
(Special.) President Malarkey and
Senator Butler are preparing for Joint
introduction a bill which will be In
troduced later In the week carrying an
echo of the trial of Louis J. Wilde
and the connection of J. Cooper Morris
with the case, as well as the condi
tions that surrounded the Oregon Trust
& Savings Bank failure.
The bill will make provision that any
officer, employe or agent of a banking
institution that accepts a bonus be
cause of the purchase of any stocks,
bonds or other securities by a banking
Institution will be guilty of a crime,
and a penalty will attach.
In addition It will be made a crime
to sell such stocks, bonds or securities
to such officer, employe or agent of
such banking Institution.
This bill Is apparently to be aimed
at defects of the law which are said to
have existed at that time. According
to evidence which was brought out at
the trial of Wilde, Wilde sold certain
telephone bonds to the Oregon Trust &
Savings Bank In large amounts,, and
the purchase of these bonds Is said to
have contributed largely to the bank
failure. At the same time it was al
leged that a bonus had been received
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Governor-elect Dunne of Illinois says only
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Like Water Blisters. Crack Formed
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the watnr spread, another on
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I kept cotton In the ear at
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"I tried every borne rem
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I purchased the Cuticura
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