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TITE NOHXTSG OREGONTASt, WEDNESDAY, "FEBTHJARY 3, 1915.
HOUSE PASSES ITS
SAT ON BIL
Measure to Remedy Defects
in Law Goes Through by
Vote of 55 to 2.
RATE CHANGES .PROVIDED
Tteclassification of Industries
.Make Cost to Kmployers Com'
meneurate' With Kifck In
volved Principal Provision.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.., Feb. 2.
(Special.) By a vote of 55 to 2
the House this morning passed House
bill 22-. providing a series of amend
ments to the workmen's compensation
act that are expected to remedy de
tects in the law that have been dis
covered in the few months it has been
The principal change contemplated
is to reclassify the industries ' and
make their rates of insurance undeV
the act commensurate with the risk
The measure requires the industrial
accident commission to investigate all
cases where it has reason to believe
that employers subject to the act have
failed to install or maintain safety
appliances required by statute, and to
report cases of failure to a prosecut
ing attorney and request criminal pro
RedadDE of Huards I'rged.
It further offers inducements to em
ployers to remove the hazard from
their shops and factories by reducing
their rates in proportion to the re
duction of the number of accidents.
It was openly charged on the floor
of the House ' this morning that the
casualty companies were eager to have
the bill defeated and that they would
benefit by enactment of a law similar
to the Michigan law.
A dozen members spoke in favor of
the bill, including Representative
Siheubel, its author, and Sara Brown,
Mr. Smith, of Multnomah, Home,
Hare, Lewis. Jeffries and Wentworth.
Jt was pointed out that the bill had
the' indorsement of both employers
and employes, and Dr. Smith declared
that the best argument in favor of it
was the charge that the casualty com
panies were against it.
On nnol rollcall every member
voted for the bill, with the excep
tion of Messrs. Brown and Barrow.
Kepresentatlves Irvin and W. O. Smith
were absent and Mr. Clark was ex
cused from voting.
A score or more of different classi
fications are provided. Under the
present law there are two classifica
tions, cne paying 3 per cent of the
total monthly payroll and the other
paying 1 !i per cent.
List of Hates (Iven.
Following are examples of some of
the rates in the new measure:
Workers in foodstuffs, including oils,
fruits and vegetables; workers in
wool, cloth, leather, paper, broom,
brush, rubber or textiles not other
wise specified: cordage, jewelry: also
laundries, .010 of the payroll; workersi
in condensed milk plants and cream
cries. .0075 per cent: printing trades,
electrotyping, photograving, engrav
ing and lithographing, .0050 per cent
Kmployes are required to pay 1 cent
for each day or part of day that they
are employed by persons operating un
der the act, and the employers are
authorized to retain these payments
from the employes' wages and remit
them to the commission.
One section that i3 expected to ap
peal to employers is that which pro
vides a 10 per cent reduction in the
employer's rate if, for a period of 12
months, the money paid out to his em
measure, declaring that in a free coun
try it should be optional with a per
son as to whether he or his -children
Mrs. Little said one of her children
had died as a result of being vacci
nated and she read statistics to sustain
her declaration that vaccination did
not prohibit smallpox. Dr. J. N. Smith
of Salem, said compulsory vaccinaton
had eradicated the disease from Ger
many. Mrs. Little contended that the
system of sanitation In that country
was responsible for the result and not
TAX DISCUSSION" SCHEDULED
Meeting to Be Held Thursday to Ar
gue Over Several Measures.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or., Feb.
(Special.) Invitations have been is
sued by Chairman Perkins, of the joint
committee on assessment and taxation,
to tax experts from many parts of the
state, including the fctate 'lax com
mission and Governor Withycombe to
appear before the committee Thursday
evening at 8 o clocK tor an open ses
sion, when all the tax measures intro
duced will be discussed.
Included in the bills to be discussed
will be those for changes In the system
of tax collection as prepared by bena
tor Barrett and Senator Smith, of Coos
and Curry, who have introduced sep
arate bills along this line. A large
number of County Assessors have sig
nified their intention of being here to
attend the session. A numDer ot prom
inent men of Portland have been in
vited to attend to discuss the feature
of the bill which provides for a nm
tation of, tax levies.
TREASURERS' JOBS SAFE
HOUSE INSISTS OFFICER MUST COL
LECT COUNTY TAXES.
Fay to Be Increased tor Extra Work,
While That of Sheriff Is Scheduled
to Be Lowered.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or, Feb. 2.
(Special.) County Treasurers will
continue to collect the taxes from the
people of Oregon.
The House this afternoon expressed
its attitude on this subject in emphatic
fashion, and at the same time took steps
to increase the salaries of the Treas
urers to compensate them for this duty,
which was added to the details of their
office two years ago. It also was de
cided to trim down Sheriffs' salaries to
fit the size of their duties since the tax
collecting has been taken away.
A special committee consisting of
Representatives Forbes, Kelly, Hunt,
Michelbook and Pierce, of Linn, was
named to make these salary revisions.
Several bills providing for changes in
various counties already are pending.
Action on the tax collection question
was brought about when a bill intro
duced by Mr. Kelly, of Wasco, and pro
posing to restore the duty to the county
Sheriffs came up. The House went into
committee of the whole. Representative
Cardwell presiding, and, much to Mr.
Kelly s amazement and chagrin, pro
ceeded to eliminate the word "Sheriff"
and substitute the word "Treasurer" in
every place where the former word oc
The result was to make the bill mean
just the opposite of what its author
intended It to mean. Beyond that no
changes were made.
The bill then was turned over to the
special committee, but the sentiment of
the House was so strongly in favor of
continuing the Treasurer as the tax
collector that its tinal passage in its
present form is a certainty.
BEER QUOTA RAISED
Legislative Committee De
cides to Add 9 Bottles to
WHISKY LIMIT RETAINED
Change Is Suggested to Conform
With Two-Dozen Case Sacra
mental Wine Privileged. , -Vote
ployes does not exceed 50 per cent of
the money he has paid in.
EKI OF CHAPLAIN DEBATED
legislators Arguo Over raving
Prison .Minister $30.
STATE CAPITOU Salem. Or.. Feb. 2.
(Special.) What is a chaplain worth
to a penal institution? The joint
House and Senate committees on ways
and means debated that question at
length and brought into question the
advisability of paying J50 a month for
Tentatively, however, the appropria
tion for chaplains at the State Train
ing School for Boys was allowed to re
main in the budget. An aggregate of
52620 was eliminated from the budget
of that institution, leaving approxl
mately tSS.ooo for the next blennlum.
,T. A. Churchill, Superintendent of
Pablic Instruction, presented the needs
ft? his department, but the committee
took no action.
;OVERNOH SIGNS SI.V BILLS
One Permits Civil War Veterans to
Fish and Hunt Free.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or, Feb. 2.
- (Special.) Governor Withycombe to
day signed the following bills:
H. B. 120, by Pmlth (Mtiltnomah, to pro
hibit sign", placards, posters, etc, within
limit of any state highway, etc.. and providing-
H. B. 108, by Stott, to amend section T485
Lord's Oregon Laws, relating to claim for
H. B. l."l. by Blanc-hard, to provide vet
erans of the Civil War with licenses to fish
and bunt f rec
ti. B. 53. by Allen, regulating the dis
charge and paroling of patients confined in
tha tate insane Asylums.
S. B. S9. by Strayer. for an act to amend
the time of holding circuit court in the
Kirhth Judicial District.
S. B. SO, by Bingham, reducing the salaries
of County Commissioners of Lane County.
TRADIXti-STAMP TAX ASKED
Senate Measure Calls for 5 Per Cent
Levy on Receipts.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Feb. 2.
(Special.) A bill which, it is be
lieved, would end the trading-stamp
industry in this state if passed was
introduced by Senator La Follette to
day. It provides that all persons and
corporations furnishing trading stamps
to patrons must pay to the state an
nually 6 per cent of the gross receipts
of their businesses.
It shall be the duty of the State Tax
Commission to obtain the names of
persons or corporations using trading
stamps and file lists with the State
Treasurer not later than February 1
AXTI-VACCIXE APPEALS MADE
Mrs. Little and Others of Portland
Argue Before Committee.
STATE CAPITOU Salem. Or., Feb. S.
(Special.) William Gregory, Dr. W.
O. 1'oweil and Mrs. Lora C. Little, of
Portland, appeared before the com
mittee on medicine, pharmacy and
dentistry of the Senate tonight in ad
vocacy of Senator Moser's bill to pro
hibit compulsory vaccination. Senator
ilcser also argued in favor of the
GKURUE I. COX, THOUGHT (.IIRMAX,
IS DETAILED I3T 1KKLA.ND.
Ex-OreRonlan Found to Be Native of
Eugene and State Head Writes
to Get Uls Release.
STATE CAPITOU Salem, Or., Feb. 2
(Special.) A call for helpcame to
Governor Withycombe today from an
ex-Oresonian now detained at Cork,
Ireland, and accused of being- a Ger
man, with the probability of arrest
staring him in the face. George Ira
Cox is the man in difficulty, and he
requested a statement from the Gov
ernor establishing: the fact that he is
an American citizen, with which he
said he could escape from his present
From hfs letter and a statement of
Will S. Hale, - superintendent of the
Oregon State- JTrai nine School, it ap
pears that Cox was an inmate of that
institution during: the year 1897. He
was born in Eugene; the records show,
and the Governor immediately dis
patched a letter to Ireland, netting
forth this fact. Cox writes that after
spending- a year In the training school,
he left- home and went to sea on an
English ship. For a dozen years he
has Knocked about the world, and when
the war started, was in Germany.
whence he escaped and contrived to
get to Ireland. He is now under sur
veillance at Cork, suspected of being a
German, and, according to his account.
is hourly expecting arrest. The au
thorities refuse to believe that he is an
American, as he has no papers es
tablishing that fact. With the Gov
ernor's letter, he expects to be relieved
of further embarassment, and probably
wm return to urgon as soon as pos
JITNEY WAU . INVADES HOUSE
Truckon ners Clash With Committee
Over Suburban Service.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Feb. 2.
(Special.) A little brother of the jit
ney warfare in Portland was discov
ered here tonight when the auto truck
owners clashed with the suburban
railroad representatives before the
House committee on roads and high
The committee had under considera
tion the Lewis bill providing for the
regulation of automobiles operating a
freight or passenger .service over the
county roads. The measure proposes
to levy a graduated tax on a capacity
basis for both freight and passenger
One provision prohibits the rail
roads from competing with the truck
owners. It was to this feature that
Franklin T. Griffith, president of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany, took exception. He admitted the
legitimacy of the truck industry and
expressed his belief that it is here to
stay. He thought, however, that the
railroads should not be prevented from
engaging in the same business for the
purpose of operating feeders to their
rail lines if they found it profitable or
desirable to do so. He suggested, also.
that the rate that the trucks must pay
for use of the public roads be fixed on
a tonnage or on a mileage basis instead
of on a capacity basis as the Lewis bill
provides. Various other railroads were
Thomas McCusker. of Portland.
championed the Lewis bill and declared
encouragement of the trucking busi
ness essential to the development of
Xcgro Wins Suit for Wages.
OREGON CITY. Or., Feb. !. (Spe
cial.) E. W. Robinson, a negro, won a
suit for JJ22.18 today in the Circuit
Court against A. S. Paulson, a Port
land contractor, for wages. .
STATE CAPITOU Salem, Or., Feb. 2.
(Special.) Additional amendments
have been made in the prohibition oiu
now before 'the House, but the measure
now is ready for final consideration and
doubtless will be made a special jjrder
of business some time this week. .
The committee on alcoholic traffic
held another meeting this evening at
which the maximum limit on the quan
tity of malt liquors that a resident of
the state can import within any su-day
period was raised from 15 quarts to 24
quarts. This was for the purpose of
conforming with the methods now in
use in handling beer, as 24 bottles make
The quantity of distilled or fermented
liquors that may be shipped in as an
alternative to the 24 quarts of beer has
been unchanged. It remains at two
The limit on the amount of wine
that may be imported for sacramental
purposes has been removed. Clergy
men may have it shipped into the
state in any desired quantity if they
make affidavit that It is to be put to
As a large number of persons are
eager to be present in the House when
th'e bill passes it is probable that a time
will be sec several days in advance
when it will be made a special order.
Chairman Littlefleld. of the alcoholic
traffic committee, believes that the vote
for the bill in the House may be
DRY LEADERS ARE SATISFIED
Head of Forces Believes Legislature
Meets Popular Will.
DesDite some criticism of the pend
ing prohibition bill now before the
Legislature, the measure is approved in
the main by the prohibition forces of
the state, according to J. f. xveweu,
chairman of the Oregon prohibition
state committee, as a long step ahead.
In that provision is mado that liquor
may be shipped into the state, some
out-and-out prohibitionists are disap
pointed that Oregon, is not to be made
entirely iry at once, but the leaders
are satisfied with what has been gainea
and say further progress can be made
later if the proposed law is found to
J. E. Wheeler, head of the Committee
of One Hundred, sent his general ap
proval of the measure now before the
Legislature yesterday from Pasadena,
where he is spending some time. He
"The bill drawn by the Committee of
One Hundred on all important points
about expresses my idea of what the
law should be. During the campaign
we made friends by being reasonable.
It is nearly always best to consider
the other fellow and give and take
somewhat.. My idea is to get rid of the
saloon, drugstore, club or whatever it
may be and be content with that. That
is where 95 per cent of your troubles
come from. . .
"Let the foreigners and other who are
used to it have whatever they need in
their families. Make it easy for them
to fret it from outside the state and
with little red tape attached to it. Do
away with the saloon, but don't try
to regulate a man's diet by law. Let
the liquor people advertise, they are
entitled to a hearing."
1. H. Amos, a member of the Ore
gon prohibition state committee, and
ex-chairman, says the bill as it is now
presented is generally acceptable and
he has entire confidence that the Legis
lature is trying its best to carry out
the will of the people as expressed at
the recent election.
J. P. Newell says the state com
mittee is receiving some criticism for
the indorsement, by its chairman, of the
Prohibition bill drafted by the Com
mittee of One Hundred, but h thinks
SHE DARKENED HER GRAY
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R. M. GRAY
Clothier to Men and Women
the prohibition committee's attitude
will be understood better when its rea
sons for this indorsement are known.
"We earnestly supported the amend
ment as drawn by the Committee; of
One Hundred," said he, "thinking it
possible that it went as far toward the
complete extinction of the traffic as it
could go and receive popular support.
The duty of the legislature is now to
put into effect the will of the people
as expressed in their approval of the
amendment, to go beyond the scope of
the amendment would be to.act in bad
RAILROAD COMJHSSIONBR DIS.
TRICTHVG PASSES HOUSE.
Incumbents Accused of Lobbying
Axait Measure At - Larsre
Plan Is Voted Down.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Feb. 2.
(Special.) Eastern Oregon won Its
fight this afternoon for reorganization
of the Itailroad Commissioner distriots.
The bill providing redistricting of
the state to conform with the Congres--sional
districts was passed after a
heated debate, in which Representatives
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illinUr aim C UI uca, v,i iuo utw,oi v.
gon delegation, charged that members
ot the present rtanroau uuiiiunaajuu jm.c
Deen acuve in luuujmg ,...,,.
proposed change. The House at the
same time vmeu juw a. qi uam o.u-
stitute fathered by Representative
Wentworth, of Portland, chairman of the
committee on railroads and transporta
tion, to elect all the Commissioners
from the state at large.
The present law provides for election
of one Commissioner at large, one from
Western Oregon exclusive of Multno
mah, Columbia and Clatsop counties and
"the other from those three counties and
Eastern Oregon. Under this arrange
ment one Commissioner comes from
Portland, one from Albany and the
third from Cottage Grove. Eastern
Oregon is not represented on the pres
ent Board and it was for the purpose
of gaining representation that the bill
passed today was introduced by Rep
The change if it Is passed by the
Senate and signed by the Governor
will become effective in two years and
will not disturb the present Commis
sion until the terms of the members
House Flax Committee Named.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Feb. 2.
(Special.) Speaker Selling today ap
pointed Representatives Cartmill, Stew
art, Michelbrook and Lafferty to con
sider the possibilities for flax culture
in Oregon in accordance with the rec
ommendations recently made by Gov
ernor Withycombe. These men will
meet with a similar committee from
Senate BUI Arfects Parole Board.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Feb. 2.
(Special.) The private secretary to
the Governor and the parole officer are
made members of the State Parole
Board by a bill introduced by Senator
Moser today. Other members of the
board are the superintendent of the
State Penitentiary and two citizens ap
pointed by the Governor.
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It will make a gray-haired person look
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Tha congestion of waste and
refuse from the stomach, fer
menting in the bowels, generates
poisonous gases that occasion
distress and invite serious ill
ness. Health and comfort de
mand that this congestion be
speedily relieved and the foul
The well-founded objection
most people have to the violence
of cathartic and purgative agents
is overcome by using the combi
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with pepsin that is sold in drug
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