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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAT. FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
Mrs. Colby Addresses Commit
tee Urging Suffrage in
MANY STAND AT HEARING
Are Women "People?" Spokes
woman of Delegation Asks Mrs.
Lockwood Says There Is
Precedent for Action.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash,
lngton. Jan. 31. A hearing; was held
today by the House committee on Pres
idential elections on the bill Intro
duced by Representative French, of
Idaho, at the behest of Mrs. Clara B.
Colby, of Portland, Or., permitting; wo
men to vote. In Congressional elections.
The principal arguments before the
committee was made by Mrs. Colby.
who frankly admitted to the committee
that the legislation was desired, not
alone to srlve woman a voice in the se-
lection of members of Congress, but
In the hope that such a law wouia
prove the opening wedge for general
Constitutional Amendment Soagbt.
Mrs. Colby contended that Inasmuch
as Congress has full power over elec
tion of Its own members, and as wo-
men. under reDeated decisions of courts,
were citizens, there could be no valid
objection to the bill.
Mrs. Colby opened the hearing with
a plea for the enactment of a Consti
tutional amendment prohibiting the
states from disfranchising citizens De
cause of sex.
"While there are but few veterans
to lead our fight." she said, "there are
myriads of equally determined ana ae
Are Women "Peoplef la Asked.
"Our efforts are a lasting record of
delays that have made sport of the
earnest and dignified efforts of women
to gain their political freedom. We
shall continue as long as is necessary.
The Constitution says that representa
tives shall be chosen bjr the 'people of
the several Btates. Are women -peo
ple?" Are women 'cltizensr These are
questions for you to decide."
.Mrs. Colby called - attention to the
fact that there, were 25 members of
the House from states having equal
Pastor Heads Delegation.
Heading the petitioners was Rev.
Mr. Brown, of Racine, Wis., president of
the Federated Women's Equality
League of the United States, and with
them were a dozen members of Con
gress. Including Representatives from
each of the nine equal suffrage states.
The hearing was held In the largest
of the House committee rooms, which
was almost- filled to Its capacity Be
fore the stenographers In the building,
began to desert their offices and join
in the demonstration. Women of all
aes. some with waving plumes, silks,
satins and furs, stood throughout the
hearing. A few had chairs and others
CR-nped on the floor, surrounded by
their wraps, hats and parasols.
Bin. Brlva Lwkwood Replies.
Representative's Mondell, of Wyom
ing, Hayden. of Arizona, Raker, of Cal.
lfornia, Lafferty, of Oregon and others,
told the committee of the success ot
equal suffrage in their states.
Representative Tribble. of Georgia,
questioned the right of the Federal
Government to establish franchise
rights in the states, and drew a vigor
ous reply from Mrs. Belva Lockwood,
who declared that It was not a specu
lative question, but an established fact,
that there was precedent for a Fed
eral amendment to the Constitution
granting the suffrage to women.
MAN SCORNS SALARY DUE
Station Agent Flees When He Learns
Wire Js on Trail.
CHEHALIS, WnshZ Jan. SI. (Spe
cial.) John M. Locke, who for two
months has been Northern Pacific sta
tion agent at Littell, a sawmill town
four miles west of Chehalis, rurriedly
left town Saturday. Locke was la such
a hurry to leave, according to report,
that he failed to wait to be checked
out by the proper officer of the com
pany, and failed to wait until he could
draw some $90 In wages said to be due
Locke, who Is 33 years old. came
here with a young;, woman, whom he
introduced as his wife. It develops
that the man has a wife and 7-year-old
daughter and an Infant child living
In Chicago, and that recently she
started inquiry as to his whereabouts.
STATE PRINTER WAR IS ON
(Continue From First Pate.)
opened and long before. Abbott, who
Introduced his bill and who, through
personal friendship and other connec
tions, has long been one of Duniway's
chief knights In the legislative game.
Is also chairman of the House ways and
Big Lever la Abbott's.
This gives him a big lever. In addi
tion he is also one of the most Influ
ential members In the Multnomah dele
gation. If indications count for any
thing, the flat salary, law seems to be
doomed and Duniway has a backing
that is apparently impregnable.
Duniway has almost completed a re
port which will go before the mem
bers of the Legislature. This report
will give facts, figures and statements
C3 to the printing business ever since
Dunway has been In the printing of
fice. It will show alleged Jugglery
which has been carried on with the
state printing fund by throwing Into
the fund all sorts and classes of inci
dentals, which have caused the total
expense accredited to the fund to
mount up into enormous sums, when
as a matter of fact, the real amount of
money spent for printing has been but
a fraction of that which has appeared
In the printing fund.
This fight also promises to develop
some bitter hostilities.
Duniway and West at Ones.
Duniway and Governor West are at
outs. The Executive is anxious to have
a part in the actual control of the
primjng office, as well as to carry out
some personal grievances which have
caused difficulties in the past. In ad
dition, he believes that the printing
under the present system, has cost the
state too much. Duniway, on the other
hand, says he Is prepared to show that
the printing now is decidedly cheaper
that it ever could be under a system
of a flat salary and a state-owned
printing plant with an army of paid
political retainers to back It up.
R. A. Harris, who led the fight be
fore the last general election to place
the State Printer immediately on a flat
salary Instead of In 1915. as the 1911
law provides. Is keeping somewhat in
the background. The Ignominious de-
teat which this bill sustained before
the people under his leadership anu
championing. Is said to be largely re
sponsible for the minor position which
Harris Is now assuming.
Harris has been openly told by some
tf the friends of the flat salary meas
ure that bis appearance in the fore
ground in the 1912 campaign lost their
bill a large number of votes, and now
he Is contenting himself with some
quiet, unassuming lobbying asd as rar
as is known, to one circular sent out
about the time the Legislature opened.
Duniway is carrying his fight now
aggressively and was present In the
legislative halls when the bills were
introduced. It probably will be early
next week when he furnishes his report
as to conditions to the members.
There is a possibility, or even a good,
strong probability, that the flat sal
ary measure will cause the bitterest
of factionalism In this session, with
shances of allegations and recrimina
tions hurled back and forth.
13 MEASURES PASSED
LEGISLATURE MAKES RECORD
IV FIRST THREE WEEKS.
Of Number of Bills to Go Through
Twelve Are From House and
One From Senate.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan. 81.
(Special.) At the end of the third
week of the Legislative Assembly, 13
bills have passed both Houses and re
ceived the signature of the Governor.
Of this number 12 are House bills and
one Is a Senate bill.
None of the bills carry an emergency
clause end will not become laws until
90 days after the adjournment of the
Probably the most Important bill so
far signed Is that abolishing the office
of State Land Agent. This was some
thing suggested in the report of State
Land Agent Rinehart, and also recom
mended by the Governor In his mes
sage. Family to Get Aid.
Another act of some Import Is one
providing that a wife deserter who is
convicted shall be compelled to work
on the county roads for the time for
which he has been sentenced, and that
the county shall pay his family II a
day for each such day worked.
The bills which have so far been
signed by the Governor are as follows:
S. B. 73, by Bean Providing for penalty
for wife desertion.
H. B. 5, by Carpenter Repealing act pro
viding for the publication of an offlcla.
H. B. 10. by Forsstrom Repealing act pro"
viding- that County Court Clerks should act
aa County Clerks.
- H. B. 17. by Campbell 'Repeating sections
relating to time terms of certain officers
H. B. 41, by Lewelllng Abolishing the of
fice of State Land Agent.
H. B. 47, by Heltzel Providing for the
manner of executing the satisfaction of a
H. B. $4. by HInkle Relating to eliminat
ing indebtedness of irrigation districts.
No Veto Message Received.
H. B. 91. by Hinkle Relating to decrees
H. B. 126. by Mann Relating to registra
tion lists of automobiles by County Clerks.
H. B. 145, by McArthur Relating to
crimes against nature.
H. B. 184. by Gill Repealing sections re
lating to binding children as apprentices.
H. B. 199, by committee on revision of
taws To repeal sections of code providing
for weather service.
H. B. 200, by oommlttee on revision of
laws Repealing sections relating to appro
priation and condemnation of land.
This record of 13 bills passing both
Houses and receiving the signature of
the Governor within the first three
weeks of the session Is a record-breaker.
So far there has been no veto mes
sage coming from the executive offices,
the majority of the bills going into
those offices being bills repealing obso.
lete sections of the code.
Senate Offers More Bills.
STATE CAPITOU Salem, Or., Jan. 31.
(Special.) The following bills were In
troduced In the Senate today:
S. B. 203. by Joseph--ReIatlng to rein
statement of dissolved corporations.
S. B. 206, by Joseph Relating to the time
and manner of the publication of summons.
3. B. ZOT, by judiciary committee Relat
ing to corporations.
S. B. 208. by judiciary committee Relat
ing to the distribution of Supreme Court re
S. B. 209. by Stewart Relating to passage
of livestock from county roads to places off
of county roads.
S. B. 210, fay Carson Relating to statute
permitting stock to run at large In eastern
part of Marlon County.
VALLEY EDITORS PROTEST
Move to Repeal Delinquent Tax List
CORVALLIS, Or., Jan. 31. (Special.)
The Oregon Editorial Association In
session In this city today arrayed Itself
strongly against the proposal to repeal
the state law requiring the publication
of county delinquent tax lists. In re
sponse to a letter of inquiry from the
association, asking how the delinquent
tax law operates in the various coun
ties. Sheriffs over the state replied that
the fear of finding one's delinquency
advertised has a decided tendency to
expedite the collection of taxes. A
number of such letters were read, and
In each Instance It was stated that the
cost of said publication falls upon the
In two instances Sheriffs replied that
the county usually charged the delin
quent an amount that left the county
with a little surplus from this account.
The association also passed a resolu
tion favoring the enactment of a state
law requiring the fechool Boards to give
newspaper publication of all elections,
the three posted notices, as required
at present being considered but a
makeshift and of no value In serving
the purpose Intended.
A fair representation of the 108 ac
tive members of the association was
present and tho meeting was an en
thusiastic one. During the afternoon
the visitors were guests of two mem
bers of the association, R. D. Hetzel and
Alice LIndsey Webb, at the Oregon Ag
ricultural College. Colonel E. Hofer,
president, and Phil Bates, secretary of
the association, made a plea for a large
attendance at the meeting of the Wil
lamette alley Editorial Association, at
Albany, on February 15. when a cam
paign against the Eastern mail-order
house Is to be Inaugurated.
MINERS BURIED IN SNOW
Avalanche From Roof ot Champion
Mill Catches Two Employes.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. Jan. SI.
(Special.) Ed Lewis and Henry Lan-
dess. employes at the Champion mine
in the Bohemia district, had a narrow
escape from deatb Friday when they
were caught under an avalanche while
shoveling several feet of snow from the
roof of the mill.
Lewis was burled under the snow for
several hours and was nearly dead
Landess was able to rescue himself
and go for assistance a couple miles
away. The snow Is unusually deep In
the Bohemia district this winter.
BOTH SIDES ACTIVE
PREPARING FOR IR
Good Offices of Powers Seem
to Have Failed ancfBul-'
garians Want Fight.
NATION FEELS DEFRAUDED
Comparison of Mosques of Adrian
op I e Vlth Vatican Declared Un
warranted Powers See No
Way to Avert Conflict.
LONDON, Jan. 31. The Balkan al
lies and the Turks are making active
preparations to resume hostilities In
The delegates of the allies to the
peace conference here are Baying fare
well and packing their baggage pre
paratory to departing from London. A
news agency dispatch received here to
day from Constantinople reported that
the Turkish delegates had been or
dered home, but the command has not
yet been received here. -
The good offices of the powers to
avert a further resort to arms appar
ently have failed thus far.
"Bin f fins;'' Virtually Charged.
Even at this late hour each side to
the dispute is accusing the other of
bluffing. The Turks declare that in
their note to the powers Thursday the
allies received greater concessions as
a basis for resuming the peace nego
tiations than they had expected would
be made them at the beginning of the
peace' negotiations. The allies virtually
admit this, but say that terms which
would have been acceptable even a
fortnight agro cannot now be enter
tained and that the Turkish game
obviously Is to lead them by the nose
for months, counting on tuelr possible
exhaustion and hoping that complica
tions will arise to favor Turkey.
People' to Be -Conaldered.
Dr. Daneff. head of the Bulgarian
delegation, said today that the feelings
of the Balkan populations must be
considered. Excitement among them,
he declared, had reached the highest
degree against "their fraudulent treat
ment" by a handful of Toung Turk con
spirators, who had attempted to play
with the decision of Europe and the
honor, prestige and lives of the Bal
A comparison between the Vatican
and the Mussulmans' holy shrines in
Adrlanople, Dr. Daneff said, was In
admissible. The Italians, he declared.
made concessions to the papacy after
they had taken possession of Rome. In
addition. Dr. Daneff continued, the
Vatican was the residence of the Pope,
and contained the tombs of apostles
and former popes, while Adrlanople,
with the exception of Its mosques, had
nothing absolutely vital to the Mussui
man people. Dr. Daneff repeated that
nothing could stop a reopening of the
war except the unconditional surrender
of Adrlanople and the Aegean Islands
Servians Say Goodbye.
The Servian delegates bade farewell
today to Sir Edward Grey, the British
Foreign Minister. Stojan Novakovitch,
head of the delegation, told Sir Ed
ward that he considered a renewal
of the war Inevitable, as the Bulgar
ians would not be satisfied with any
thing short of the surrender of Adrla
nople. M. Novakovitch said that he
did not believe any Interference with
the allies was possible.
"This time," he added, "the prelim
inaries to peace together with a new
armistice will be signed after the fall
of Adrlanople and on a drumhead on
the battlefield. The conditions of peace
will comprise not only a new Thracean
frontier line, but the contemporaneous
surrender of Scutari and Janina to
Montenegro and Greece and also a war
"I do not believe that I shall return
to London for the drafting and sign
ing ot a definite treaty, which can be
done more easily at Sofia or Constan
tinople. However, each of the Balkan
delegations is leaving one ot its mem
bers here to keep in touch with the
Ambassadorial conference and give the
Ambassadors any necessary explana
tion regarding questions under dis
cussion by them."
Greek Predicts Short War.
M. Venlzelos, trfe Greek Premier, In
bidding farewell to friends today, said
he hoped soon to return to London for
a definite conclusion of peace, as the
second period of the war would be
M. Mlyuskovltch, head of the Monte
negrin delegation, went to Paris todayf
but will return to London tomorrow
and leave here direct for Cettinje next
The exchange of communications be
tween the representatives of the pow
ers was active today, but thus far it
seems that no practical way has been
found to avert a resumption of hos
tilities. The British government will be
greatly disappointed If the conference
results In a failure, especially after
the optimistic statements uttered on
several occasions by Premier Asqulth.
MARRIAGE BILL URGED
IDAHO WOMEN" PRESENT STRIN
Physician's Examination and Pub
lication of Banns Before Issue of
License Are Provided.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 11. (Special.) If
the Idaho Legislature passes the mar
riage measure now pending In the
House, a physician's certificate will be
necessary before a license may be ob
The proposed measure Is known as
House bill No. 44. by C F. Koelsch.
Representative from Ada County, and
was introduced In the House at the re
quest of tbe Federation of Women's
Clubs In this state.
Marriage between first cousins Is pro
hibited, as are alliances between white
persons and negroes, mulattoes or
The Koelsch bill provides that where
either principal has been divorced in
this state, and thereafter within a
month leaves this state and Is married
In another state and returns to Idaho
within a period of six months of the
marriage in another state, such a mar
riage is null and void and will not be
recognized in Idaho.
Section fi of the bill, relating to the
certificate of a physician required to
be procured by couples wishing to be
married, la as follows: Application for
marriage must In all cases be accom
panied by the certificate of a reputable
practicing physician and must be with
in 15 days of the date of the applica
tion for license. Such certificate, how
ever, is not required on the part of a
female applicant over the age of 45
The age of the male wishing to be
married must be 31 years and the
female 18 years. The Koelsch bill pro
vldes the further precaution for publl
cation of the banns of marriage.
Within 15 davs after receiving and
filing the application together with the
proper certificate the County Recorder
shall cause to be published In at least
two Issues of some daily or weekly
newspaper publlsbed In such county,
SENATE AND HOUSE DECIDE NOT
TO HOLD SESSIONS TODAY.
STATE CAPITOL Salem. Or Jan.
81. (Special.) The Senate and the
House today decided not to remain In
session over Saturday. The Senate
adjourned at 1:20 p. M.( after a con
tinuous session since. 10 o'clock, to
remain adjourned until 10 o'clock
Monday morning. The Bouse was In
session until 4:30, adjourning- until
10:90 o'clock Monday, morning;. The
early adjournment of the Senate was
taken to give soma committees an op
portunity to do special work previous
;to leaving for Portland,
notice of such application and no
license shall be Issued until after the
expiration of IS days from the date of
CASTRO FREE FOR TiME
EXILE LEAVES ELLIS ISLAND ON
HABEAS CORPUS WRIT.
Venezuelan ex-President Bitterly Ar
raigns United States Official and
Says People Are With Him.
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. CIprlano Cas
tro, ex-President of Venezuela, walked
the streets of New York this evening,
temporarily a free man under writ of
habeas corpus issued by Judge Holt In
the Federal Court. Argument on the
question of making the writ perma
nent will be heard next Friday.
In a statement, Castro bitterly at
tacked the Washington authorities for
excluding him. He is to speak Wednes
day night at a dinner of the North
western Society, at which John Hays
Hammond Is to preside. Mayor Gay
nor, it was announced, had Invited
Castro to make him a call.
In his statement, Issued before he
appeared before Judge Holt, Castro de
scribed the decision of the Department
of Commerce and Labor ordering his
deportation as "horribly preposterous.
The statement continued:
"The people of the United States
should know how I have been vilified
and degraded, and know the iniquity of
the Inquisitorial process. The Imml
gration court at Ellis Island appears
to be an accusing medium acting on
imaginary crimes rather than a court
"The people are noble and generous.
Ninety per cent of the men in this
country, native and foreign, would not
have me sent back. Washington does
not want me, but I am sure the people
will welcome me If they have their
1LLEU DENIES GUILT
RAILWAY OFFICIALS PLEAD TO
Grand Jury Not Yet Finished in Its
Investigation of New England
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. Charles S.
Mellen and E. J. Chamberlin entered
nleas ot not guilty in the Federal Dls
trict Court this afternoon to Indict
ments charging them with violating
the criminal clause of the Sherman
anti-trust law in connection with a
"monopoly agreement" between the
New Haven Kallroad and the Grand
They were given until February 10
to change their pleas. As each was
under 510,000 bail on previous indict
ments, this ball was allowed to stand.
No date was set for the trial.
The Federal grand Jury has not fin
ished its Investigation of the New
England transportation situation. It
wishes to examine certain letters that
passed between President Chamberlin,
of the Grand Trunk, and Ezra Baker,
of the New Haven, and Alfred W.
W. Smithers. chairman of the Grand
Trunk board of directors. A subpena
has been served upon Mr. Chamberlin
to product these letters before the
grand jury February 6.
Through these letters the Federal at
torneys hope to learn facta regarding
the alleged traffic agreement which
formed the basis of the indictments
against President Mellen, of the New
HavenT and Messrs. Chamberlin and
MEDFORD COAL IS BENEFIT
Gas Companies May Use Ore for
MEDFORD, Or, Jan. 31. (Special!)
Experiments upon the bunnyslde coal
mined near'here has demonstrated that
it will produce illuminating gas and it
is probable that It will be used by the
local gas company in place of crude oil.
which is now shipped from California.
F. W. Topkln. of El Paso. Tex., ex
perimented with an Improvised gas
generator before a large gathering of
Medford citizens and soon had a stream
of flame issuing from the pipe after
burning 2 cents' worth of coal.
According to Mr. Topkln the coal will
have valuable by-products In the way
of tar and asphaltum and as It Is not
of a suffclently hign grade to ship,
will be useful for gas companies In this
The Sunnyslde coal mine Is about
three miles from Medford and after be.
ing worked three years ago went Into
the bands of a receiver, it 13 now ex
pected that operations will be resumed
by the receiver. Judge Crewes, and a
profitable industry launched.
Births at Astoria 228.
ASTORIA. Or, Jan. 31. (Special.)
The annual report of City Physician
Pilkington has been filed and shows
there were 228 fcirths during 1912. Ot
these 106 were males and 122 females.
There were 126 deaths. The cost of
maintaining the office for the year
was S636.70. The report calls atten
tion to the sanitary condition of the
ltv and appeals for renewed effort to
clean up back yards and vacant lots.
It says Inspection of various stores
and markets show a marked improve
ment over the year past.
Washington Proposes Plant to
Mine-Tons of Carbon
ate of Lime.
WILL AID VARIOUS CROPS
Scientific Investigations by Pullman
College Professor to Lead to
Bill Important to Agri
OLYMPIA. Wash, Jan. 31. (Spe
cial.) Scientific Investigations com
pleted by professors of the Washing
ton State College showing that the
bars and bays of the North Pacific con
tain millions of tons of carbonate of
lime, easily and cheaply obtainable for
use In reclaiming the arid lands of
Oregon and Washington, will result
In the Introduction of a bill In the
Washington Legislature Monday pro
viding lor the establishment or a state
plant for the mining of the lime and
Its distribution to farmers at cost.
Original announcement of the discov
eries was made In The Oregonian last
The bill Is considered of the most
Importance to the agricultural inter
ests of the state because of the fact
that it provides a practical and eco
nomlcal method of overcoming organlo
acid, which has "soured" thousands of
acres of land in districts where there
is heavy rainfall, making it unsuit
able for many kinds of crops.
Lime, which is considered the only
mineral which can be used practically
and economically in counteracting the
acid, has been held at such a price that
it has been prohibitive up to this time.
Natural Deposits Few.
There are but few natural lime
stone deposits to be utilized and these
are privately owned and the product
rings a Detter price for other Dur
poses than can be paid for It for land
Professor Francis A. Thomson, head
of the department of mining and en
gineering of the state college, began
an investigation some time ago to de
termine whether the shell deposits
could Je put to practical Use in fur
nishing lime for the overcoming of
me acia trouoies.
After months of work he has com
pleted his task. He came here today
ana mrnea nis nndings over to mem
bers of the Legislature who are nre.
paring the bill providing tor the state
Sheila In Quantities Found.
His report shows that 'on the bars
and bottoms of the Sound thar am
Immense quantities of clam and other
oivaive sneus which can ba rennnrui
purified and placed on the cars at a
cost not to exceed $1.50 a ton.
The mining of the shell deposits
would require a suction dredge of the
centrifugal type, a set of screens for
separating tne sand from the shells,
a crusher plant and bins and eleva
By use of convict labor, which prob
ably would be provided In the leirfi.
tiVe bilL the cost ran ha . ci
on the cars. The reports show that
for every ton of material put over a
10-mesh screen 194 pounds of 84 per
cent lime carbonate can be secured. By
wasning m tne screen Mr. Thomson
says the purity can be Increased to 95
Refining Plant Proposed.
He recommends the f-m rtorir e -
dredge and scows to carry the dredg-
iuss ana tne ninng or tugs to handle
the equipment. He also suggests
navies a storage Din at a railroad sta
tion, SO that the limn can h In.J.J
directly on the cars. He would have
a cleaning or refining plant on the
The bill which will he In
calls for an appropriation of 315,000
for the establishment of a plant at
once.. It is the plan to sell the prod
uct at actual cost to farmers, who will
use it in reclaiming their lands.
ine passage or the bill is enn.M
practically certain. !nmih
plant would be a boon to the farmi-
copecmiy or western
Washington. It is certain that all the
farming community delegations in the
Legislature will get behind the bill
and it is likely that there will be no
opposition from other Interest.
a congressional rcinnnrtin,.i
uui, lavoraoiy reported to the House
today, makes Seattle city the First
District, places eight Northwest coun
ties in tne second District with v.y,.
erett as the largest city in It, and
makes the southwest rnnnti.. v,
Third District, with Tacoma the me
tropolis. The Central Eastern counties
m inr rourtn Jjistrict, of which
"" vvana is tne largest city, and the
far easterlv count!
- - v . wia c ii til
District, dominated by Spokane.
ine nouse today passed a llr,
morial demanding that th itii
States Government- recognize the Re-
puuuc oi uuia. A House bill to re
peal the anti-tipplng law has been rec
ommended for passage.
LEGAL PRIZEFIGHTING IS AIM
Bill in Washington Would Allow but
Regulate Ring Sport.
OLYMPIA. "Wash Ton ?l fc ii .
A bill legalizing prize fighting in
Washington subject to the regulations
of a State Athletic Commission, has
been adopted by the Public Morals
Committee of the Senate. The meas
ure with recommenrintlnna tnr. f
age will come up for passage Monday.
n. pruviues tnai tne Governor appoint
i commission to have charge of all
classes of athletic contests and re
auires nersons cnniliiftint. aThhitn.
to secure permits and pay a license.
A special sub-committee of the
Roads and Bridges Committees of the
meetings tonight to get complete data
from which to ftrrfLn a avaton, '
state roads which can be constructed
wim tne money to be available wtthin
IIia hnil t-arn voava All
- j -- icKieia.ura
having road measures have been In
vited to attend the meetings which
will 'continue for several nights.
After hearln&r all the ftinrifiiinna -.-.
committee will devise a system merg
ing all necessary road Improvements
aim present it to toe legislature as a
LEGISLATORS COME TONIGHT
Oregon and Washington Lawmakers
Go to Falls Monday.
OLYMPIA. Wash, Jan. 31. (Special.)
Members of the committee of the
House and Senate of the Washington
Legislature appointed to go with a com.
mittee or tne Oregon Legislature to
Investigate the feasibility of establish
ing a power plant at Celllo Falls on
the Columbia River will leave for
Portland tomorrow, Saturday night. The
committees of the two states will meet
Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the
Imperial Hotel and will leave for the
Falls at 10 o'clock.
Governor Lister, of Washington, will
accompany the joint committee. He
Lightness and Flavor
5i Notirprl in trie flnfjst
etc, is due to the absolute purity and
the accurate combination of the ingre
dients of the Royal Baking Powder.
The best things in cookery are always
made and can be most readily made
with the Royal Baking Powder. Hence
its use is demanded in the most cele
brated restaurants, in the homes of the
people, wherever delicious, wholesome
food is appreciated. Its sale and use
extend to every civilized country in
the world. .
, made from
Cream of Tartar
NO LIME PHOSPHATES
will go to Portland from Seattle and
meet with the others at the Imperial.
The Washington delegation comprises
Senators Leonard and McGuire and
Representatives Brooks, Stewart and
LONGER SESSION URGED
HOUSE MAY CONTINUE TJNTII.
ALL WORK COMPLETED.
Speaker McArthur Says All Billa
Cannot Be Properly Disposed of
Within Allotted Time.
STATT7! f PTTflT. RaleTTl- Or Jan.
SI. (Special.) That the House will be
in session until March 1 is possioie.
This afternoon Speaker McArthur took
occasion to speak to his colleagues on
his own Ideas of what they should do
to show their interest in tne worn ot
the session. He suggested that the
members remain here and devote their
time and attention to the various 'lm-f
nnytant hills even at their own ex
pense, if necessary, to get them through
in proper shape.
is-rrtm what fmiT? he learned from
various members of the House. Speaker
McArthur s suggestion was ivorm
in., onrffrniiilohnv and thanking
the members for the work accomplished
up to and including the third week of
the session, the Speaker said:
"I do not know Just how you feel
ahnnt th vnrif of the session, espe-
.iDu ae in thpt hills that are still be
fore us. We have a mountain ot worn
ahead and I. for one, can see rign
now that we are not going to com
ni.ta ft in the time allotted, that is
..ciila. four-week Deriod. By
working 40 full days and counting no
holidays In. we cannot 00 11 ana 00
th. rnt.1f- -ftmtlrfV T do not like to tell
...Hcmnn what VOU Should do.
j vim c V. - - . -
but I will suggest to you uw, in u
opinion, this House could do nothing
that would so fully and amply express
the deep interest the members take In
the business ot tne session man w i
until all of the work 1
done, even if we have to pay our own
expenses for a few aays.
irn..n . nnr haa . S nillS LO COH
sider, that is, of Its own making, that
many having been lntroaucea mresuj
by its members. This is 4n addition to
the Senate bills, resolutions, etc, that
It must pass upon.
-v-AatarHA.tr Afternoon more than 40
new bills were dumped out on the desk
of Chief Clerk Dtager ana were
to second reading.
Ta- iD nn onnstltutlonal barrier In
the way of a longer session than 40
days, the only limit oems i" "
the amount of money each can receive
at one session, this being limited to
SALARY BILL PASSES, 18 TO 12
Senate Measure Fixes Pay for Sec
retary to Governor at $3000.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 31.
(Special.) The bill fixing the salary
. 1. - aAA.Aai-ff tn the Governor at
13000 a year had a narrow escape in
the Senate today, carrying oy a vote 01
18 to 12. The bill provides that his
salary shall be J3000 a year and places
, rft. th ohief clerk of the
State Treasurer and the chief clerk of
the Secretary 01 tsiaie. 11
vides that he shall have removed as
a part of his duties those activities In
connection with his work as clerk of
the various state boards.
ino um ...
l ii i.,.su4iir..hrt in inn iiethi
of McArthur's bill, which win proviae
for a state Doara 01 c-uw-i ui w
..t-a!!iH chares of all the state in
stitutions Instead of the numerous
boards which are now in control.
The statutory provision lor me sai-
.wA nnvArnAr1! aecretarv is
$1200. but by virtue of his being clerk
of the various ooaraa it ib uivubui
bv fees and extra compensation to
J3000 a year.
PENITENTIARY PROBE STARTS
Members of Joint Co mm! tee Will
Meet Early at Prison.
STATE CAPITOL Salem, Or., Jan. 31.
-(Special. The first steps of the in
vestigation 01 tne oiaie r-etuieuiitiTy
will be undertaken tomorrow, at
o'clock In the morning the members of
the Joint committee wm meet. .1 me
prison. The first day will De taxen up
largely witn an ouiuob vi u inuu
for the investigation.
The policy to be pursued and the
general scope of the Investigation will
be thoroughly discussed at this meet-
j 1. 1. .4 mi ht ful If tnninrrnw'll
1 n k anu v w -
session of the committee will carry It
much farther tnan inia.
However, It has been decided that
probably the Investigation will take
D.1..-I... anjt Riinflflva nf the
up me M1U111.J0 - -
committee until practically the close of
the Legislature. The members say that
under the present aiiuauun 11. wc
ictlcaiiy impoBBiow w. l
as thorough a probe as they would
like to carry out.
Senator Kagsdaie. wao is a memoer
riisniit rolls, calce.
of the committee, says the Investiga
tion should be carried on Indefatlgably
for at least two weeks to get at the
heart of affairs.
But this committee will give as much
attention as it can to the prison and
go into the entire management and ad
ministration of affairs concerning the
convicts and the new policies which
have been adopted, as well as in rela
tion to the finances of the Institution.
Charges, which have been frequently
made, as well as the Invitation of the
Governor to go into the affairs of the
prison thoroughly have caused the com
mittee to make preparations for as
searching an examination as is possible
under the conditions. The members of
this Investigating committee are: Sena
tors Hollls and Ragsdale and Represen
tatives Lewelling. Smith and Laughlln.
The investigating committee of the
State Industrial School will also start
on its labor tomorrow. Members of
this committee are Senators Lester and
Stewart and Representatives McDonald,
Spencer and Brunk.
BILL9 SWAMP LEGISLATURE
Introductions to Stop by 25th Day,
but Hope Is Lost Already.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 31.
(Special.) The House this afternoon
concurred in a Senate resolution calling
for the final introduction of bills by
the 25th day of the session, except by
a four-flfthe vote of the members. iThe
House, however, will retain its previous-,
decision to stop the list of bills on Its
20th day, except by such a vote.. It
concurred In order to assist tho Senate
In making the rule for that branch of
the Legislative Assembly.
Were all of the bills introduced now
It would be Impossible for proper at
tention to be given them, It is declared.
So many measures are up for action
that it is probable that a very large
number of them will never be reported
out of committee, and If fortunate
enough to be reported out, will never
pass through either' branch of the Leg
islature for sheer lack of time
Dr. Burkhart Says
The Lord May Forgive You, but I Will
Not, if You Don't Go to Your Drug
Store and Get a 30-Day Treatment
of My Vegetable Compound.
Or. W. S. Bodchart As He b Today. Owe Hit
Robtut Health and Cain of 90 Pounds
to Taking His Own Medicine. As
Needed, for the Past 25 Yean.
It on'y costs you 25 cents to get rid
of that bad. sick, sour, bloated stomach,
that mean, bilious liver, kidney trouble,
constipation, and that sick, despondent
feeling from headache.
I give you more -for 25c than any
one else could give you for to. 00, and
what is more, you simply deposit the
25 cents with any druggist, and If you
are not satisfied, he will return your
money. Take me at my word. You
take no chance anrf you will always
feel grateful towards me for this offer.
Shake off the burden of sickness, my
friend. Do It today. 25 cents will put
you on your feet. Remember, the drug
gist knows that for twenty-five years,
I have kept my word, to let you be the
judge. No cure, your money back for
the mere asking. Get the treatment to
day. Be sure to ask for and see that
you get Dr. Burkhart's Vegetable Com
pound. Mamma Savs
It's Safe for
OPIATE s (jri