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TITE 3IORXIXG OKEGOXIAX, TUESDAY, JAXTJARY 12, 1915.
NO HE IS LOST If!
Democrat Declares Against
Partisanship and Supports.
Thompson for President.
KELLAHER OUT OF ORDER
3loaer Asks for Appointment
Committee on Alcoholic Traffic,
James Church Elected Calcn
' dar Cleric In Contest.
President W. Lair Thompson,
Chief Clerk John W. Coch
ran. Multnomah County.
Assistant Clerk John P. Hunt.
Calendar Clerk James Church,
Reading- Clerk Frank Motter,
Eergeant-at-arms W. G. D.
Mercer. Lane County.
Doorkeeper Roy Corey, Baker
Mailing Clerk J. I. Moreland,
Hood River County.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or, Jan. 11.
(Special.) Disposing of preliminaries
with celerity, the State Senate early
this afternoon perfected Its permanent
organization, and with the announce
ment of committees tomorrow will be
ready for active work.
W. Lair Thompson, of Lakeview, was
elected President witnout serious oppo
sition, although Senators Dlmick, of
Clackamas, and Kellaher, of Multno
mah, voted for Senator Wood, O'J
Washington County. Mr. Thompson
also voted for' Senator Wood. The vote
was. Thompson 26, Wood 3. As was
predicted, 1. N. Day. of Multnomah, was
elected temporary president and John
P. Hunt, of Marion, temporary secre
Jaaws Churrh Caleadar Clerk.
So far along: did the Senate get with
Its work resolutions were Introduced
by several members and three mes
sages were received from Governor
West. The only exciting race was that
between Glenn O. Hoi man, Theodore
Rowland and James Ch'urchfor calen
dar clerk. Eight ballots were taken
without any candidate having a ma
jority. Then a recess was declared and
when the session was resumed Mr. Hoi.
man's name was withdrawn. On the
next ballot Mr. Church was elected by a
Except for a disposition upon the
part of Senator Kellaher to be cross at
times the session was harmonious and
, business-like throughout. Kellaher and
Day had a tilt when the former, after
the sixth ballot had been taken in the
race for calendar clerk, suggested that
Mr. Rowland be eliminated, declaring
that he bad enjoyed enough "pie" as I
map-maker for the commission that
was Investigating the feasibility and
probable cost of the Celllo waterpower
Kellaher Called to Order.
Day characterized the charge as con
temptible, but President Thompson set
tled the controversy by declaring; Kel
laher out of order.
Dlmick Introduced a resolution pro
viding" that the clerical help of mem
bers , of both houses be furnished
through the contract system, and Sena-
tor Moser Introduced one providing
that the rules of the last session be
adopted with the provision that a" com
mittee be appointed on alcoholic t raf
Senator Garland, Democrat, of Linn,
established a precedent by seconding
the nomination of Mr. Thompson. He
Maid it had been the custom for Demo
crats to make nominations, although
they had no chance of electing their
men. However, this was a session In
which partisan politics should play no
" part, and he. for one. was willing- to
work with the Republicans to obtain
the best results.
W. u. Wood Calls Seaate to Order.
The Senate was called to order at
10:10 o'clock by W. D. Wood, of Wash
ington County, dean of the upper
house. 1. S. Smith, of Marshfield. nom
inated I. N. Day. of Multnomah County,
for temporary president: Dan Kellaher,
of Multnomah, moved that the nomina
tions be closed, and Mr. Day was elect
ed by a unanimous Tote.
W. Lair Thompson, of Lakeview
nominated John P. Hunt, of Marion, for
temporary secretary, and there being
no other nominations, Mr. Hunt was
Upon motion of Burgess, of Pendle
ton, the temporary President appointed
a committee of three on credentials,
composed of Von der Hellen, of Jack
son: Hawley, of Benton, and Smith, ot
Burgess, Perkins, of Multnomah, and
Hollts. of Forest Grove, were appointed
a committee, on permanent organiza
The report of the committee on cre
dentials called attention to the vacancy
in Douglas County because of the res
ignation of Senator Neuner to become
District Attorney. Order of business
was outlined in the report of the com
mittee on permanent organization.
Chief Justice Administers Oaths.
Temporary President Day, upon mo
tion of Senator Garland, appointed a
committee, composed of Garland. Mc
Bride and Vinton, to wait upon Chief
Justice Moore, of the Supreme Court,
and escort him to the Senate chamber
to administer the oaths of office to the
new members. The oaths of office ad
ministered, the temporary President
announced that nominations for perma
nent President were in order.
In nominating Mr. Thompson. Sena
tor Mrvser. of Multnomah Countv. paid
the Lakeview man many high compli
ments. He said that Mr. Thompson,
although a young man. had served with
credit in many high offices.
He had made a reputation, the speak
er declared, for honesty, ability and in
dustry while a resident of Linn County,
and since moving to Southeastern Ore
gon eight years ago he haa gradually
advanced In his profession and the es
teem of his fellow man. Now he is
honored by four or five of the largest
counties In the state, which have sent
bira to the Senate.
Tribate raid Mr. Thasapaon,
"Mr. Thompson Is a man who has
built up a law practice equal to that
of any man in the state." continued Mr.
Moser. "He is the equal of any lawyer
in the state. He la a man who will
represent every Interest, the farmer.
, cattlemen, the miners, the laboring
people, the capitalists, all alike. He is
a man who knows no classes, a distin
guished and able parliamentarian. I
deem it a high honor to place in nomi
nation Mr. Thompson.
. Senator Bingham, of Lane County, in
seconding the nomination of Mr.
Thompson, declared that he had known
him since 1SS. when he was made
chief clerk of the House, and soot-ell
did he perform that work that he was
re-elected at the next session.
"His record Is there." said the speak
er, mad sood, and ho baa mad
good all the way through. When he
left the Valley to go to Southeastern
Oregon he had no money, but he worked
hard and soon built up a large law
practice. The people there sent him
back to Salem because they have con
fidence In him. He is honest with him
self and if elected to this office will
be honest with us. He will serre the
entire state with honor. The presiding
officer of this body has an important
position and we must not make a mis
take. We shall not If we elect Mr.
Democrat Adda Praise.
Senator Garland, of Linn County, one
of the two Democratic members of the
Senate, made one of the best speeches
of the day in supporting the nomina
tion of Mr. Thompson. He declared
that the people had sent their repre
sentatives here for a certain purpose,
about which there could be no doubt,
and with Mr. Thompson In the chair
there was every indication that they
would get what they "wanted.
"That he recognizes the burden un
der which the people of the State of
Oregon are laboring and that he recog
nizes the fact that the people have sent
us here to lessen and to lighten tni
burden I am certain." continued the
Senator. "He has assured me that he
intends to bring to the high office all
the power he has to carry out the
promises that he made and I made to
the people. I believe him because he
never told me a story and, believing it.
Just so long as he follows out the poll
cies he has enunciated to me Just so
long will I give him the encourage
ment of my support and vote.
SELLING IS NAMED
Partisanship Is Decried.
Announcing that as long as he could
remember it had. been the custom of
the majority to organize both branches
of the Legislature. Senator Garland
said It was immaterial to him whether
the majority in the Senate had organ
ized in Portland or anywhere else.
With him the Doint was what is the
majority going to do? He believed it
would do what the people wanted it
to do. Mentioning the custom of mi
noritv renorts and nominations, the
SDea.ker said that his Democratic col
league and himself were too sure of
their Democracy to make a nomination
for the office.
We don't believe In partisan poll
tics here." declared Senator Garland,
'The neonle did not send us here to
play politics, and I don't want any of
the members to mention at any time
that I am a Democrat. I am not afraid
the great Republican party will swal
low me. I feel well assured that you
have enough to swallow in your own
party to keep your digestions in good
working order. Myself and my Demo
cratic colleague propose tj practice
here what the patron saints or tne
oartv woull have."
Senator Garland said the Democratic
party had reason to be grateful to the
Republicans of Oregon Decause mey
had aided in the election of Democratic
United States Senators and Democratic
Bouquet Given Mr. Garland.
"I knew Mr. Thompson when he was
a barefooted boy selling papers In Al
bany" continued the Senator, "and I
want to say he sold papers. I take my
hat off to the young man who works
his way up as he has done, wno puis
aside temptation and by industry and
ability goes to the rront.
After Senator Barrett, of Athena,
had supported the nomination on be
half of Eastern Oregon, Senator Kiddle,
of Island City, caused much merriment
by presenting Senator Garland with a
bouquet. He said:
"At this time, as a member of the
Republican party, I would like to ex
tend the olive branch of peace to our
Democratic friend and trust that it
may bring us closer together in the
deliberations of this body."
There were no other nominations
and Temporary Chairman Day asked
for the rollcall. In casting his vote,
Senator Butler, of The Dalles, said that
originally he had not been friendly to
the candidacy of Mr. Thompson, but
that he had come here to represent his
constituents, and he would cast his
vote for the Lakeview man.
John Cochran Senate Clerk.
John W. Cochran, of Portland, was
without opposition for chief clerk, and
was elected by unanimous vote. He
was nominated - by Senator Day, of
Multnomah. Mr. Cochran was chief
clerk of the Senate in 1913. John P.
Hunt, of Marion, was nominated for
assistant clerk by Senator LaKollette,
receiving the votes of all members.
Senator Moser placed t ranK juotter,
of Portland, in nomination for reading
clerk, and Senator Bishop nominated
W. A. Wiest. of Salem, for that office.
Motter won on the first ballot, the vote
bein Motter 19, Wiest 10.
W. G. D. Mercer, of Lane County,
was elected sergeant-at-arms by unan
Roy Corey, of Baker, was nominated
for doorkeeper by Senator Burgess, and
W. L. Beckner, of Multnomah, was
nominated by Senator Langguth. The
vote was Corey IS, Beckner 10.
Irving Moreland, ot Hood Kiver, was
the only nominee lor mailing clerk
and he received the unanimous vote.
(Governor's Report Referred.
Governor West, in a message, re-
Dorted that in compliance with a con
current resolution of the 1913 Generil
Assembly, he had investigated the gas
franchise held by the Portland Gas &
Coke Company, and was unable to find
delinquencies sufficient to support pro
ceedings to declare a forfeiture of the
franchise. It was decided to reier us
report to an appropriate committee
when the committees are named.
The Governor also submitted a re-
oort of the rural credits commission
appointed by him to make an investiga
tion of the credit systems in Europe
and suggested that provision be made
for printing it. It was aeciaea to reier
It to an appropriate committee.
A lease in favor of Jason c flioore.
of New York, of Abert and bummer
Lages, In Lake County, was submitted
by the Governor for consideration of
the Senate. It was decided to refer
the lease to an appropriate committee.
Gubernatorial Canvnan Set.
A Joint resolution that the Senate
meet at 3 o'clock tomorrow with the
House to canvass the vote for Gov
ernor and inaugurate the new executive
was adopted. Senator Dlmick intro
duced a concurrent resolution provid
ing that bids be asked for furnishing
clerical help for the members. He sug
gested that the bidders be -required to
deposit certified checks of 10 per cent
of the actual amount which they will
ask for services. The resolution will
be referred to the appropriate commit
tee. A resolution by Keiiatier tnat
after 10 days the houses adjourn for
0 days to give the various committees
time to investigate and- report on the
measures will be referred to the reso
lutions committee. It also provides
that no member shall introduce more
than five bills.
Defeated Leqislator Escorts
Victor to Chair After
Brief Speech. :
W. F. DRAGER CHIEF CLERK
Newspaper 3fen Who Attend Meet
ing Over Election of Attaches
Pledge Selves to Secrecy Ses
slon Resumes This Horning.
(Continued From First Pg.)
elected bv the House: Chief clerk, W.
F. Drager. Salem: Journal clerk, Har
old A, Wllklns, Portland; reading clerk,
Dudley R. Clark. Portland; calendar
clerk. Charles Ersktne, Bend; sergeant
at-arms, H. T. Bruce. Portland; Door
keeper, George Miller, Baker; mailing
clerk. W. S. McAdams. Independence.
The Sneaker tonleht aDDOlnted JO
sepa F. Singer, of Portland, assistant
8Arff-f.nnt-nt-n.rma. The committee on
mien nlsn was named tonight. The
committee 1 comnosed of Forbes, Jef
fries, Eaton, Lewis and Hingle- The
committee on resolutions Is formed of
Handler. Irvin. Rltner. Davey and
Secrecy la Pledged.
The house reconvened at 2:30 in th
afternoon and immediately went into
committee of the whole for the elec
tion of clerks and other officers. Davey,
of Malheur, was chairman ot tne com
mittee and Olson, of Multnomah, sec
Before reporting Dack to tne nouse
the committee voted to destroy its
records and pledged Its memners xo
keep secret the vote and other pro
ceedinirs of the committee. It was no
until then that someone noticed that
the newsDaDer reporters had been pres
ent all the time and had taken notes
on all the proceedings. Whereupon tne
reporters azreed not to use the infor
mation with the understanding that
they may be admitted to future so-
called secret meetings.
The committee of the whole reported
back to the House the result of its de
liberations. The Speaker then ap
pointed his committees on rules and on
resolutions and named Gerald Knewes,
Edward Heenan and Farrell Olds as
The house then adjourned at 4:10
until tomorrow morning at 10 o ciock.
CaU to Order Made by Clerk.
W. F. Drager. chief clerk of the
last House, called the new House to
order promptly at 10:20.
The hour has arrived ior tne istn
General Assembly to convene," ne saia.
Bv order of the autnority in me
vested as the chief clerk of the House
of Representatives of the 27th General
Assembly. I now call this body to
Vawter. of Douglas and Jackson,
nominated S. B. Huston, of Multnoman,
for temporary Speaker. Upon motion
of Olson. Chief Clerk Drager was in
tructed to cast the unanimous vote or
the House for Huston. He was escorted
to the Speaker's rostrum by Mr. Drager.
Uoon motion of Forbes or crooK, sec-
nndKii hv Olson of Multnomah. W. F.
Draeer was elected temporary cniei
Uoon motion of HInkle of Umatilla
the Speaker was empowered to appoint
committee of live on permanent or
ganization and order of business. The
SDeaker appointed Hinkle of Umatilla,
Pierce of Coos and Curry. Chiids of
Linn. Davey of Harney and Malheur,
and Porter of Douglas.
Upon motion of Smith of Klamath the
SDeaker was empowered to appoint a
committee of three on credentials. The
following were appointed: Smith or
Klamath, Bowman of Washington and
Elmore of Linn.
The House recessed at 10:30 for 45
minutes to give the committees time
to prepare their reports.
Reports Are Submitted.
The House reconvened at 1:35 and the
committee on permanent organization
and order of business reported.
The Speaker was authorized to ap
point as many pages and messengers as
The report further provided that as
soon as the House organizes, a perma
nent committee on resolutions be ap
pointed by the Speaker to serve through
the session, and that a committee of
Ave be named on rules. It was pro
vided that the rules of the former ses
sion be used until the new rules are
The committee on rules, it was sug
gested, must report not later than Jan
The committee on credentials then
reported the full list of names of those
entitled to seats in the House. The
list is the same as previously reported
The name of C. M. Hurlburt, or the
Multnomah-Clackamas Joint district,
was included in the list, and he was
seated without a contest. Roscoe P.
Hurst, bis Democratic opponent at the
recent election, who previously had
planned to contest Hurlburt's seat,
made no appearance. ,
Hare NonJmates Selling.
Chief Justice Moore then swore in the
entire membership at the same time.
Nominations for Speaker were then
Hare of Washington arose to nomi
nate Ben Selling, of Multnomah. "Our
TAKE OFFICE TODAY
Inaugural Ceremony Will Be
Simple, at Urgent Re
quest of Executive.
MESSAGE WILL BE READ
temporary Speaker already has sounded
the keynote of this assembly." he be
gan, "by declaring that we are to ae-
vote our attention to business. Even
this is not time for oratory or flowery
metaphor, so I'll ask your attention for
only a few minutes.
"Disguise the fact as we may, the
bold truth is staring us in the face
that the Legislature of Oregon Is In
bad repute. We are lacing a crisis in
the affairs of our government. We are
here, therefore, for a purpose. We are
here to win back the ,fost respect of
the people for the Legislature, and once
more to make the Legislative Assembly
an object of honor and . respect in
"We. all of us, have bitterly decried
log-rolling and pledged ourselves to
economy. Now, we must show to the
people that those promises were not
merely 'molasses to catch flies,' and it
is, therefore, up to us to equip our
selves so that we can go back to the
people and say: 'You may question
whether or not we have made a good
fight, but you cannot doubt the fact
that we have kept the faith.'
High Tribute Paid.
"It is not within our power to honor
the man that I am about to nominate
by electing him Speaker. He is above
that position. He has served twice as
member of the upper house of the
Oregon Legislature, and has been the
President of that body. He was nomi
nated by his party to the high office of
United: States Senator and received the
support of thousands of people-in this
"So. let us head the organization of
this House that is pledged to a busi
ness programme with a business man-
a man who not only has been successful
in his own business, but who has been
ever ready to heed the cry of the
afflicted and to answer any call ot
distress from his fellow men. He came
here at a personal sacrifice and in a
spirit of fair play. It gives me great
pleasure, therefore, to nominate, as a
candidate for your Speaker, Ben Selling,
of Multnomah County."
AUen Proposes Aaton.
Allen of Marion then proceeded to
nominate Allen Eaton, of Lane County,
I oan clearly state," he said, that I,
like the gentleman from Washington,
undertsand the purpose of this body to
be a business administration pledged
to economy. I believe, too, that it is
right to choose, a business man for
I have In mind a man whom we
might call dean of the House. He has
and each time has received a large taken nto cons'deraJLl" n
, i. . 4i i plans for the inauguration were com-
If a man can be judged by the
enemies thRt he hjtfl made, he comes
well recommended. It is mv Drivileire I 'Dr. Withycombe will wear a frock
now to nominate Allen Eaton, of Eu- coat, whence Jf-"' PrOVISiOn Planned fOf COnSOH
brim is good enough for me," he said.
It has been- agreed that tne House
will convene at 2 o clock as usual.
The Senate will go into session at
about the same hour. In accordance
with a concurrent resolution adopted
today a Joint session will be held in
the House chamber.
The Senate members, their officers
Reception at Statebonse for Xew
Governor and Other Incoming
Officials Expected . to Draw
Many Portland Visitors.
ISALEir, Or., Jan. J.1. (Special.)
TTntil r nhnnt. 9-3fl P f tomorrow
Oswald West will remain dovernor of
At that hour Dr. James Withycombe
will succeed him and the state will
have the first Republican Governor it
has had in 12 years.
Plans for the inauguration are com
plete. The ceremonies will be simple.
A brass band will play, but no street
parade will mar the accustomed de
corum of Salem's thoroughfares.
Neither will there be an inaugural
ball. The incoming Governor has
vetoed that detail already. It was his
first use of that prerogative.
In apparent contrast to governors
of some states, the next Governor of
Oregon threatens to avoid the lime
light as much as possible, if it were
left to him the inauguration would
take place in, his private office with
no one looking on but the members of
his- family and his private secretary
perhaps. Then he would attract the
minimum of attention and retain the
maximum amount of time for attend
ing to business.
The new Governor s wishes were
I pleted today by the House and the
Silk Hat Is Shunned.
Are a Daily Tribute From Stretching Heart Strings
in Splendid Response to the Hearthstone Songs of
The Silver-Voiced Prima Donna From the Metropoli
tan Opera Company, Who Is at the
For the Remainder of the Week, and at Regular
Every Man and Woman and Understanding Child Is
Better for Having Heard Madame Jomelli's Won
deful Voice in "Home, Sweet Home," and Companion
A Truly Great Bill
Is Supporting Jomelli.
Matinee Prices, 15, 23, 50 Cents
Night Prices, 25, 50, 73 Cents
AUTHORS OF BILLS
ONLY AWAIT WORD
dation of St. Johns and
Linnton With Portland.
Porter of Douglas seconded the nomi
nation of Eaton.
Selling received 37 votes and Eaton
22. Cardwell of Douglas was absent.
Immediately after the vote was an
nounced Eaton asked to be recognized.
I know now," he said, "what I have
heard for the last few weeks or
month that Mr. Selling has 37 votes.
I have no excuses to make or explana
tions to offer, and if, in the conduct of
sistent, it was because I realized that I election wiU be canvassed formally and
hnth Mr .Qoiiin0- nnri t s.M,i,t nt ho I rr Withveombe's election announced.
elected." ' A Joint committee of the two nouses Permanent Registration, Aooimon
namea to escort pum
iricers I B , .... , B . nnnnnrn
and clerks will march into the House ALJtlM LAIMU AO I rHUTUiLU
and take seats reserved for tnem. unei
vote cast for Governor at the recent I
Ha rereivpd (-Anprnno .ttnlmiq. trnm I then will be named to
the members and the gallery when he the .retiring Governor and the incoming
nrnmlBcH hia efforts to "mnko thi. th. Governor into the presence of the
mnnt Pnmm.nHnhlA apalnn In 1h, hfa I legislators.
tory of Oregon." He then addressed a All this will Tequire about nan an
few words personally to Selling, assur- hour, so it is proDaoie inai iue e
ing him of his support in conducting Governor will take the oath of office
the affairs of the session in a business- by 2:30. Chief Justice Moore, of the
Suoreme Court, will- aominisier me
oath. The Supreme Court has arranged
to adjourn for the afternoon and its
full membership will be present.
House Heada Share Honors.
Although Speaker Selling, of the
House, and President Thompson will
of Commissions, Taxes- on Public
Utilities and Amendments to
Fishing Laws Are on 1.1st.
like manner. "It is my pleasure and
my duty," he concluded, "to move that
your electipn be made unanimous."
Eaton then walked across the aisle.
shook Selling by the hand and took a
searbeslde him. The temporary Speaker
ppointed Eaton and Hinkle to conduct
Selling to the rostrum.
'Miss Towne and gentlemen," said
the Speaker, "I want to thank you and
'11 try to be with you. This is no time
for speechmaking, so let's proceed to
The House then adjourned until 2
COUNTIES ARE HELD LIABLE
Opinion Given on Bills for Audit
ing-, Supervised by State.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 11. (Special.)
That counties are legally liable for
tate auditing department is the sub
stance of an opinion handed down to
day by Attorney-General Brown, reply.
ing to a communication from Gale S.
Hill, of Albany. The Attorney-Gen
eral did not pass on the Teasonable-
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan. 11.
(Special.) Although the House has
not yet prepared for the repection of
proposed legislation, a big grist of bills
is reposing upon the amble sleeves of
Dreside Jointly, it is expected that the , ...
Speaker will conduct the proceedings. lne noppers as soon .c
inasmuch as they will take place in the says the word.
one of tne most important duis
awaiting recognition is one prepared
by Mr. Lewis, of St. Johns, and pro
viding a means for the consolidation or
Portland, St Johns, Linnton and other
Multnomah County towns and cities.
This measure will carry into effect
the constitutional amendment adopted
by the voters at the November election.
Mr. Lewis and other residents of St.
Johns were the principal movers back
of that amendment and they now are
eager for the enactment of his bill.
The measure provides tnat ir a
majority of the electors" of each of
chamber over which he habitually pre
With the Senate and the House
members crowded inside the railing, lit
tle room will be left-for other state
officials and attaches of the legislative
session. It is expected, too; that mem
bers of Dr. Withycombe's family will
be present. They will be given places
in front near the rostrum. The brass
band from the State Hospital will fur
nish the principal music A piano will
be moved into tne House cnamber.
Inasmuch as the message of Gover
nor West already has been distributed
in printed form among the members
expense incurred in auditing their f houses theretirlng executive any two Joining cities or towns so
s under the supervision of -the "'Vr
nor Withycombe will read his speech. render its cnartcr ana merge w.tn tne
At the conclusion of the new Gover- I "r ' , ,!-
nor's formal reading, the retiring Gov- tne two within the
ernor will escort him out of the room elections on the same day. Within the
into the executive offices. It is prob- same year Is enough. It wjll be neces-
able that the two houses then will fary for the council of the city desir-
ness of the bills in question, statin- Proceed with their reeulaV business InS to surrender its charter to submit
that it was the dutv of the Count? prc"l Withc,ieir li???-.3. to an election when live per cent of
Court to audit such bills and see that withycombe will Join tomorrow night the voters petition for J,t It will not
all. charges were reasonable. t it.dt,r formal recention to the be necessary to call special elections.
The opinion stated, however, that in th. st.t.hm,.. ti,i. however.
there was some question as to whether Will lnciuJe a welcome to the newly- Term "Majority Denned.
the Legislature 'had the power to en- inaugurated members of the Suoreme The term "a majority of electors" is
act such laws imposing liabilities on Court and other state officials. The determined, according to the bill, by
the counties without their consent or aair has been arranged under the the largest number of votes cast at
not. I ananli-.. nt tha I n a 1 R.niihlfi-an fluti I th, laat np.r.(ltn7 P.lentinn for the Can-
Many Portland visitors are expected. I didates for anv office or for any
Methods are prescribed for submit
ting the proposed merger to the voters
and other details of the actual merger
are outlined. The consolidation shall
become effective 30 days after the af
firmative vote of the last of the two
municipalities concerned. The measure
carries an emergency clause.
Mr. Kuehn, of Portland, has his per
manent registration bill ready. -it
serves the double purpose of perma-
EWELER IS FOUND DEAD petition fracd bills ixst
M. Hoffer, of Eugene, Survived I Amendment Needed for Action on
by AVidow and Children. I Requests for Elections.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
EUGENE, Or., Jan. 11. (Special.) IL (Special.) At least six bills, pre-
J. M. Holier, a Eugene Jeweler, was pared by members, to end frauds in
found dead on the floor of the kitchen connection with the circulation of pe-
in his home today by hts wife, who had titions for initiative, referendum and
left him a moment before, apparently recall elections will be consigned to
in the best of health. Heart trouble Is the waste basket. There Is a tendency
believed to have been the cause. He is I to do something at this session to pre
survlved by a family of Ave cMIdren. vent complications similar to those in
Mr. noner iormeny was a jeweier in Portland over the recent recall elec-
Kane, Pa., and moved West with his tion, but few members realized that a
nent registration and compulsory vot
ing, for It provides that If a registered
elector falls to vote at any of the
elections within a two-year period hi
or her name shall be stricken from
the registration rolls. The County
Clark is required to compare the regis
tration books wllh the list of persons
who hove voted to determine what
names chall be stricken off.
Heg-totrar Prnvlded for.
The bill also provides for the ap
pointment of an ofTlclul rcglstrur in
each pre.inct In eafh county. The
County Clerk shali make the appoint- .
ments. The regis. rar shall hold office
"at. the pleasure of the County Clerk."
but not beyond the term of which the
clerk is elected, and shall receive 10
cents for each name enrolled.
One of the provisions In which Rep
resentative Kuehn is particularly Inter
ested is that which repeals the present
law requiring naturalized citizens to
produce their naturalization papers
when they register.
"When a voter born In this country
goes to reglter. the clerk takes his or
her work for it," says Mrs. Kuehn.
"Why shouldn't the clerk take the wora
of a naturalized person?
Mr. Scheubel. of Clackamas, has a
bunch of bills in th process of making,
some -of wnicn win revoiuiioniie ininga
more or less.
One provides for abolition of the Im
migration commission and the account
Another hits at alien land-owners. It
makes it Impossible for an alien to ac
quire land and hold it for more than
c years. Leases lor periods or n
years are permissible, however. It dors
not affect present holdings. The
easure alms at Japanese and China
men particularly, dui includes an
Law Mould Hit Orientals.
However, it is expected to affect tlie
Orientals more than the others, for the
others have the opportunity of becom
ing citizens, while the Japanese and
Chinese have not
Another bill proposes to anollsn em
ployment agencies and provides a pen
alty of 100 for violations.
A gross earnings tax of s per cent on
sleeping car. refrigerator car and on
companies Is provided In another
measure coming up tomorrow.
A similar tax Is proposed. In yet
another measure, against express, tele
phone and telegraph companies.
Mr. scheuoel proposes anoiner diji
that rearranges the fishing licenses of
the state and defines the classes of
fishermen and fishing companies, to
gether with the license that each must
Mr. Bowman, of wasnington, is get
ting a bill ready that will make It pos
sible to send boys between the ages of
16 and 18 who are convlctid of crimes
to the Reformatory. The present law.
he says, does not apply to boys of this
age. It Is imposeiDie to sena tnem to
the Beformatory because they are too
old and Impossible to send them to the
Penitentiary because they are too
Ralls to I to Laid at Lewiston Soon.
LEWISTOX, Idaho. Jan. 11. (Special.)
The exact date that the laylnir of
rails into Clarkston for the new street
railway to connect with this city wilt
begin will be determined this week, ac
cording to H. C Dahlhjelm, local repre
sentative of A G. Norti and associates
of St. Paul. Building material Is on
the ground and contracts for the operating-
materfsl are being made.
family for his health. He had been in
Eugene for more than two years, em
ployed as a jeweler. He was a mem
ber of the Masonic
Knights of Pythias.
Lodge and the
SIDELIGHTS OF SESSION
TIME GIVEN CORPORATIONS
Wcs-t Extends Limit to Comply With
State Laws for Fee Payments. .
SALEM, On.. Jan. 1L (Special.)
Governor West, ii a proclamation to
day, extended to January 18, 1915, the
time for complying with the corpora
tion laws of the state on the part
of certain foreign corporations which
have protested against the payment
of the fee required. The protest was
made on the grounds that the charge,
based in proportion, to the capitaliza
tion ot foreign coporations, was un
constitutional and void.
The corporations refusing to pay
the fee are the Northern Pacific Rail
way Company, the Northern Express
Company, the Great Northern, Railway
Company, the Great Northern Express
Company and the Oliver Typewriter
Company, - . 1
AT" M' ARTHUR, Speaker of the
last House and Representative
in ' Congress-elect, was circulating
through the lobbies and corridors this
morning greeting his associates of
former sessions and getting acquainted
with the new members. Tne boys
wanted "Pat" to calf the House to
order which is in accordance with
customs of the past but he declined
to "mix up with it" at all. He says
he will be here three or four days to
see the wheels go around.
Representatives Forbes and Smith,
of Twenty-first District, are congratu
lating one another because they have
had a county added to their district.
They were elected to represent Crook.
Grant, Klamath and Lake counties and
now that Jefferson County has been
created, it becomes a part of their
district. But the size of the district
has not been Increased. "But it s some
thing to be proud of all the same,"
There was considerable -buzzing
around the House lobby before the
formal opening this morning over
the Selling-Eaton speakership contest.
Some of the new members thought
they were seeing some excitement.
"But -it's nothing like the days when
we used to elect the United States
Senators," say the old timers. "This
little contest is ta-me compared to
Miss Towne, "the only woman, etc.,"
held an impromptu levee at her desk
before the opening this morning. Rep
resentative Wagner, her Jackson Coun-
ty colleague, introduced the various
members to her as they smilingly filed
by. A group of open-eyed women
stood about and looked on with
mingled- feelings of envy and admira
Governor-elect Withycombe returned
this morning from Corvallis and im
mediately got down to work in, his
temporary office. He looked in for
moment at both the House and the
Senate, but did not stay long.
"You'll see more of me tomorrow,"
he said to those who asked him to
sit down and make himself at home?
He evidently had in mind his plan to
read hts message to a jouit session of
Senator Kellaner made his appear
ance in legislative circles yesterday
morning for the first time since the
last session. He took no part in the
preliminary Caucuses and conferences.
Nevertheless he was greeted with en
thusiasm by all his old colleagues and
by many of the new ones. -
"I'll be right on the Job," quoth
Senator Dan, "and if I don't do any
thing else I'll see that no one carries
away more than one wing of the State
house at the same time."
Copies of Governor West's message
were distributed on the desks of all
the Senators and Representatives be
fore the opening sessions this morning.
Georse S. Shepherd was one of the
Portland contingent that came np
this morning to see the machinery
of state government set, in, motion, 1
constitutional amendment is neces
sary for this action until it was point
ed out today.
Senator Day, of Multnomah, said that
the three amendments prepared by
J. C. Moreland, clerk of the Supreme
Court, for submission by the Legis
lature to the people, probably would
be approved. They provide that only
registered voters may sign petitions.
Under the constitution, the requirement
is that the signers must be legal vot
ers, and there is no way to determine
persons having such qualifications.
However, under the proposed change.
signatures to petitions could be com
pared with the registration lists, and
frauds detected witnout delay.
Oregon Products Sold on Merit
Think how you'd feel if they ran TOU out of the state,
Your dollar pan
The home industries are appealing to your patriotism and pride, and they
are appealing to It from the dollars-and-cents standpoint.
Hv hnvtor home products with your home-made money, you are ttettlnar not
..i th. ., cnnrls on the market, but you are getting prices which the Kast-
ern and foreign manufacturer, with his prohibitive frfiKht rates, csn't touch.
Patronize tne iguowing tuuv.m " Lw
AUTO LAMPS. JARDINIERES.
Portland Auto ump -o..
Main 7293. 10 Alder St.
The United States National nuu,
75 Third St, Portland. Or.
NEW OFFICIALS INSTALLED
Bert Linn, of Prosser, Becomes Su
PASCO. Wash, Jan. 11. (Special.)
The following officers of Franklin
County were installed here today:
County Commissioners: W. F. Stinson,
Socialist; F. O. Tcung, Democrat; John
Schlomer, Republican: Auditor, L. D.
Conrad; Treasurer, E. D. Sheffield;
Clerk of Superior Court, Mrs. C. C. Rob.
lnson; Assessor, Fred McCotter; Sheriff,
Ed Onstott; County School Superin
tendent, George W. Zent; Engineer, J.
Bert Linn, of Prosser, assumed the
duties of Superior Judge for this dis
trict today. He will open his first
term of court here tomorrow.
Italy Garrisons Islands,
BISCUITS AND CRACKERS.
Pacific Coast BiBcuit Co., Portland.
Hazelwood Confectionery ana rtes-
taurant, Washington, near xeuiu.
CANDY VOGAN'S CHOCOLATES.
Modern Confectionery Wfc,
CEREALS COlDE!( BOD,"
Golden Rod Mining ta.
COLUMBIA HAMS. BACON. lABft
And Pure Pork Sausage,
Union Meat Company,
CRACKERS "SUPREME" BRAND,
F. F. Ha radon at bod.
ELECTRICITY Made In Orecen.
Portland Railway, i.ignt dc rower
Co, Portland, Oregon.
Cham, of Com, Bldg.. Portland, Or.
LONDON, Jan. 11. Italian troops
have arrived at Piraeus on the way to
the Italian islands in the Aegean Archi
pelago, according to a dispatch from!
Athens to Reuters Telegram Company.
The soldiers, the message adds, will!
be apportioned among the garrisons! FURNITURE HAND-MADE
th. vsrinuit islands, which are hft-l V A Tivlor Co..
ing fitrongly fortified, - 1 10 lentil fit. Peruana, or, jll.
FIXTURES ELECTRICAL AND HAS.
.3. C. English Co,
165 Union ave, N, Portland. Or.
Brewing Co., Portland.
GAS APPLIANCES AND FURNACES,
Hess Mfg. Co,
612 Williams ave, Portland. Or.
R. M. Wade Co,
122 Hawthorne ave, Portland, Or.
Portland Knitting Co,
160 Third St, Portland, Or.
Pchlee's Ladder Works.
267 Second St., Portland. Or.
MEN'S MADE-TO-ORDER CLOTHING.
Charles Coopey Sons,
C04 Royal Bldg, Portland. Or.
MONUMENTS MARBLE. GRANITE.
Blaeslng Granite Co,
267 Third. Portland, and Salem. Or.
NECKWEAR .ADFES' AND MEN'S
And Shirts to order. Columbia Mf.
Co. Phone Mala 10S7. Portland. Or.
' ixcLUrviLV omaoN
Homi Opticc CofivcTT Bloo Pom land
AT WOOLtN MILLS
RUBBER HEELS, MECHANIC!, GOODS
. Portland Rubber Mills,
fcg East Ninth St, Portland, Or.
SUITS, OTOATS MADE TO ORDER,
fcUti ana Aider. P orUtnO, Ot,