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, THE MORNING OREGOyiAy. SATURDAY, MARCH 13. 1915. 1 ,
KEPI AT OLYHPIA
Governor Has No Criticism to
Make of Appropriations on
Basis of Extravagance.
LABOR DEFIANCE IS NOTED
Attempt to Shear Executive of Pat
ronage Abandoned, Tliough Ite-lublk-ans
Show Ability to
rs Bills Over Veto.
OLTMPIA, Wash, March 12. (Spe
cial.) Safety, ounity and economy are
the adjectives standing out in the va
rious epitaphs and eulogies pronounced
over the departed 14th Washington
Lacking vital Issues of the impor
tance of those of previous years, the
session was tame from the viewpoint
of the spectator looking for a spec
tacular battle. Much effort was direct
ed toward elimination of faults result
ing from hasty legislation of past freak
sessions, and has not attracted great
Appropriation bills occupied much of
the time of legislators, leaders declar
ing long ago that Governor Lister
would be Riven no opportunity to point
to an extravagant or wasteful session,
as in 1913. In carrying out pledges
for economy the Legislature has been
successful to such a degree that the
tlovernor. who before his advent as
state executive had much experience
with the financial end of the state
(rovernment, has to date had no fault
to find with any appropriations on
crounds of extravagance. In spite of
the partisan differences between the
executive and legislative branches.
Sarins Lesa Tha Expected.
The total appropriations of this Leg
islature will be approximately the same
as those of the 1913, because there was
$1 OGO.uOu more to be appropriated from
the road funds this year. On general
running expenses of the state and its
institutions there will not be quite the
$1,500,000 saving predicted when the
general budget was introduced, as a
supplemental budget has been passed
and J300.000 aamuonai pi)ruiuiitu
for the University of Washington since
that time. However, the savings in
general items will run well over the
incidentally, however, the Legisla
ture indicated that It is much easier
to economize for someone else than
for one's self, for Increases in pay anu
addition of employes made it necessary
for the assembly to appropriate an
additional $12,000 for their own ex
iu.im in the closing days of the ses
sion, making the total cost $117,000 as
against $105,000 two years ago.
On general legislation the record of
the session has been strikingly conser
vative. The amendments to the direct
legislation laws to prevent fraud, re
quiring signing of petitions only at
registration omces, passage uvn
ernatorial veto of the Whitney elec
tion bill, and submission of constitu
tional amendments restricting voting at
bond elections to taxpayers and in
creasing the percentages of signatures
required for initiative and referendum
petitions afford an indication of the
temper of the majority.
Anti-Labor Legislation Takc Vp.
For the first time in six years the
organization of both houses dared to
come out in opposition to the wishes of
organized labor, passing measures like
the anti-plcketing bill, amendments to
the eishl-hour law on public works,
and the Employers' Association first
aid bill. which previous sessions,
throusrh caution or political coward
Two of the anti-labor measures
amendment of the full-crew law and
amendment of the eight-hour law for
women went to sleep in committee
after passing one house.
The session started with personal at
tacks upon Governor Lister and at
tempts to reduce his patronage. After
takinc control of the State Land Board
and Board of Equalization from the
executive by passing these bills over
his veto, the organisation changed its
tactics. Several bills proposed to
further strip the executive's power
were allowed to die. and the bill to
abolish the State Tax Commission,
after being vetoed, was chloroformed
In the House rules committee,
i Two investigations of departments
under the Oovernor were undertaken
by the Legislature. Cheney Normal
Srhool was given a clean bill of health
following a thorough probe, while the
same committee found the Board of
Control had not only exceeded its legal
powers but exercised poor Judgment
in locating the state institution for
feeble-minded upon a new site.
KirrutlTe Firm for Prohibition.
The Legislature showed that it had
the power to the end of the session to
pass r-arty measures over the veto of
tlie Governor. The Tax Commission
veto was allowed to stand as a matter
of policy. On the other hand three
measures were stopped in transit in
the Legislature by threat of executive
veto. These were the Sharpstein elec
tions bill to allow political conventions
to indorse candidates, the racing bill to
allow pari-mutual hefting and the box
ing bilL to allow ten-round bouts. The
Governor's pronounced "dry" attitude
also was responsible to a large" degree
for the failure to attempt to call a
special election for submission of
Aside from the labor, elections and
appropriation measures referred to,
achievements of the Legislature In
cluded passage of bills establishing
tiie budget system for expenditures of
the state and all its political subdi
visions, enactment of a fish code that
wi:i increase state revenues $50,000 an
finally. Increasing automobile licenses
for benefit of highway funds, uniform
bills of lading art, warehouse receipts
act. and long lists of measures im
portant to the banking and Insurance
Many Measnrca Die.
The list of measures which the Leg
islature either kiiled by specific vote
or upon which it declined to take any
action includes bills dealing with some
of the most Important measures under
consideration. The measures either re
Ject'Vi or not acted upon Include:
Submission of new liquor bills.
Constitutional convention proposal of
Preferential Presidential primary.
Reinstatement of death penalty for
first degree murder.
Amendments to revenue and taxation
sections of constitution, recommended
by different state tax commissions for
five successive sessions.
Water code, to prohibit holding of
unused water rights through riparian
ownership, recommended by Water
Code Commission for three successive
Reapportionment of State Senators
and Representatives to conform with
the 1910 Federal census, a constitu
tional duty of the Legislature neglect
ed for three successive sessions.
Repeal of second choice voting pro
vision of primary act and requirement
of statement of party affiliation at
time of registration, both planks of the
Republican state platform.
.Provision fgr state. l);5Um of em
ployment bureaus, private agencies
having been legislated out of existence
IilQCOR. LIXECP IS SHOYVX
Firty-Throc Pledged' Asainst Wet
Legislation at Olympia.
OLTMPIA, Wash, March 12. (Spe
cial.) Representative Catlin. leader of
the "dry" forces in the House, today
made public the pledge signed by 46
members of the House to consider no
liquor legislation at this session.
Mrl Catlin also announced the names
of seven other Representatives who
failed to sign the pledge, at leasi unm
after the House rules committee had
decided to put no liquor legislation on
the calendar, but who assured him
thev would stand with the "dry" forces.
This gave those opposed to consider
ation of the liquor Pills 53 promised
votes, a majority of nine, the total
House membership being 97, and pre
vented any attempt by the Legislature
to set aside the prohibition law adopted
Members whose signatures appear on
the pledge are: Barlow, of Pierce; Tom
Brown, of Whatcom; Bucklin. of Kit
sap: Cameron, of Lewis; Catlin, of Cow
litz; Comstock, of Island; Duncan and
Farns worth, of Lincoln; Halsey, of
NATIVE OREfiOMAN HEAD OP
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D. A. Applegate.
ASHLAND. Or.. March 12.
(Special.) D. A. Applegate, newly-elected
exalted ruler of Ash
land Lodge. No. 944, of Elks, is
a native Oregonian. having been
born in Douglas County. He is
a long-time employe of the Wells
Fargo Express Company and has
a service badge certifying to a
25-year period of employment by
that corporation. He is the local
express agent here. He has served
on the City Council and has oc
cupied in rotation most of the
offices in the Elks' Lodge.
Asotin: Hanna. of Douglas: Hart, of
Pacific; Hawthorne ana j-ieiniy, oi
Pierce; Hoff. of Whatcom; Hubbell. of
Kittitas: Jarvis, of Stevens: Albert A.
Kelly, of Spokane; T. J. Kelly, of Pend
d'Orellle: Lane, of King; Lowman, of
Skagit; Lum, of Takima: Marshall and
McCoy, of Clarke: McQuesten, of
Pierce; Moll, of Snohomish; Morrison,
of Thurston; Xickle, of Okanogan;
Olson, of Stevens; Perkins, of Adams;
Reeves, of Chelan; Robe, of Snohomish;
Robison, of Skagit: Rockhill, of Co
lumbia: Roth, of Whatcom; Sawyer,
of Yakima: Scales, of Lewis: Siler, of
Lewis: Maurice Smith, of Stevens: Z.
Stewart and Timblln. of Spokane; Wag
ner, Watt and Weldon, of Whitman;
Wiley, of Spokane; Yale, of Whatcom.
This list includes 33 Republicans, 9
Democrats and Progressives.
Those who gave verbal promise of
"dry" support were:
Black, of Garfield; Fleet and Harris,
of Chehalis: Hill and Masterson, of
Walla Walla: McArdle, of Jefferson,
and J. H. T. Smith, of Whitman. This
list includes four Republicans, two
Democrats and one Progressive.
The remaining 44 members of the
House, classed in the "wet" column,
include 41 Republicans, 2 Democrats
and 1 Progressive.
EXGINEER SAYS BAKER PAYS FOR
SENDING POWER TO LA GRAXDE.
Mine Manoeer Telia f Gcttinsr Elec
tricity at 1.1 Cents Kilowatt Hour,
Being Below Production Cost.
BAKER, Or.. March 12. (Special.)
A svstem of cost distribution between
the Baker and La Grande divisions ot
the Eastern Oregon Light & Power
Company was advocated today by J. A.
Rockwood. electrical expert and statis
tician of the Portland Railway. Light
& Power Company, In his testimony at
the hearing of the rates of the Eastern
Oregon company held by the State Rail
way Commission. The hearing is a con
tinuation of that neia at ia ijranae inn
last two days by Commissioners Aitchi
son and Campbell.
Mr. Rockwood based nis assertion on
the grounds that while a considerable
amount of Dower generated in this dis
trict is used in the La -Grande territory.
none is sent back in exchange ana tne
higher cost in this district resulting
trom transmission and generation Is at
present assessed against the Baker dis
Mr. Altchison expressed himself as
hein? surprised at this testimony, as it
was in direct opposition to that given
by Mr. Rockwood when he first took the
Mr Rockwood submitted a report
showing the cost of operation, repairs.
insurance, etc., at tne steam piani m
Baker from January, 1914, to June of
the same year, to have been $6204.85
The total generation during this period
his report showed to have been 24 6.S0U
kilowatt hours, or a cost of production
of a little more than "Vt cents per kilo
Frank S. Baillie. general manager of
the Columbia Gold Mining Company,
testified that the electric power fur
nished his company was paid for at the
rate of 1.1 cents a kilowatt hour. Mr.
Altchison stated that this was cent
lower than the cost of production, as
shown by the Byllesby report on th
operation and maintenance of the power
George M. Maddock, who appraised
the property of the company, acting for
Byllesby & t-;o., or mcago, save nis
estimate of the electrical holdings of
the corporation as $2,180,000.
The Commissioners will leave tonight
for Ontario to hear an investigation of
switching tolls on the Nyssa-Ontario
toll line. They expect to return Mon
day morning to resume the investiga
tion in Baker.
Stork Beats Record by 2 1 .
ALBANY. Or., March 12. (Special.)
February, the shortest month of the
year, established a new record for the
largest number of births ever recorded
in Linn County in one month.
The report of Dr. W. H. Davis. Coun
ty Health Officer. filed yesterday,
shows 51 births during last month. The
average for a month is not much more
than 30 and the record prior to last
month was 48. There were IS deaths
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DALLAS ASTIR FOR VOTE
OM.Y LOSE CANDIDATE, HOWEVER,
IS FIELD FOR MAYORALTY.
Commercial Club Ticket Due and
Pronto to Begin Campaign for
Election In April.
DALLAS. Or.. March 12. (Special.)
City politics are beginning to hum
around the Mayoralty. The city elec
tion will be held the first Monday in
April. As yet only one man has an
nounced his candidacy openly apd he
is Moses Manston, a real estate broker
and a business partner of the pres
ent Mayor, J. G. Van Orsdel. Mayor
Van Orsdel declines to run again, say
ing that he has performed his duty
and is ready to retire.
Indications are that the pro
hibition element will put out a
straight "prohl" ticket with Hugh
Black for Mayor. It is rumored also
that the Commercial Club will put out
a ticket headed either by Walter V.
Fuller, now president of the club, or
by A. B. Muir, a former president of
the club as well as rormer Mayor.
With the race narrowed down to
Black and Manston, a hot fight can
be expected. As Manston was a lead
ing prohibitionist in the late cam
paisn and for years has been an ar
dent supporter of prohibition and
woman suffrage, he will cut Into the
vote of the straight "dry" ticket much
more than any other person who has
been mentioned in connection with
As there is a chance that the water
works bond Issue will carry, which
will mean the purchase of the water
plant by the- city, the office of Mayor
may have an added importance. The
office of Auditor and Police Judge un
doubtedly will go by default to the
present incumbent, Charles Gregory,
who has held the office for more than
For the City Council several names
have been mentioned. None of the
present incumbents will run again. Dr.
Mark Hayter, W. L. Barber, Henry
Ghorke and John E. Miller are the
outgoing Councilmen. Names being
mentioned for the Council are: Charles
Hayes, Walter J. Coy, Ella J. Metzger,
S. M. Ray, W. R. Ellis ajid F. E.
JITNEY MEN WILL FIGHT
Seattle Owners, L'nable to Obtain
Bonds, Will Attack Law.
SEATTLE, March 12. Owners of
passenger motor buses were Informed
today by representatives of surety
companies that no company would fur
nish the bonds required from these ve
hicles by the new state law. The Se
attle Auto Transit Company, formed of
motorbus owners and drivers, has an
nounced its Intention to fight the
emergency clause of the law, making It
effective April 10. Meanwhile the as
sociation will seek to obtain signatures
to referendum petitions.
'Superintendent Kempster, of the Pu
get Sound Traction, Light & Power
Company, said today that If the law
were held up his company would be
obliged to discharge many employes.
The company's losses had been colos
sal, he said.
SEA CAPTAIN STORY HERO?
Fiction Tale Said to Tell of Life of
Master of Schooner Omega.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. March 12. (Spe
cial.) Captain R. E. Peasley, of the
schooner Omega, and for many years a
resident of this city, is believed to be
the hero of a story "The Master Mar
iner." published in a weekly magazine.
It was written by Peter B. Kyne. De
tails of the story correspond accurately
with Captain Peasley's life and charac
ter. Peter B. Kyne formerly worked as
a stenographer for Ricks & Simpson,
and probably knows Captain Peasley
intimately. Captain Peasley is now
bringing the schooner back from Peru
and will be here In about two weeks.
He has made many fast passages to
this port from foreign marts.
GRANDMOTHER GETS GIRL
Lass Leaves Parents In Los Angeles
and Seeks Refuge In Baker.
BAKER, March 12. (Special.)
Eloise Townsend, aged 17, who left her
father and stepmother In Los Angeles
a month ago and came to her grand
mother, Mrs. Louise Garner, of this
city, was placed permanently in the
guardianship of Mrs. Garner by County
Judge Messick Wednesday.
The girl told a pitiful story of abuse
during the three years she was in
California. While there, she said, she
was forced to work in her father's
bakery through the night and on Sun
day. She said she had been taken from
school at an early age.
HIGH SCHOOL BANS DANCE
Baker Students, Without Sororities,
Xow Must Give Up Parties.
BAKER, Or., March 12. (Special.)
High school dancing parties have been
forbidden by the Baker School Board,
following complaints from many parents
that the students have been so busy
learning tangos that other things were
The step follows a recent edict that
there be no sororities. The sororities
were stopped, but the young people
continued to hold the dances until the
parents objected so strenuously that
the School Board was compelled to act.
$1 EACH- LEFT 5 CHILDREN
Widow Leaves Most of Estate to Son
in Baker County.
BAKER. Or., March 12. (Special.)
One dollar each was the amount left
by Mrs. Rebecca F. Lawrence to her
five children. William S.. A. C. and
athletes, toilers all
know the advantages of
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Wm Wrigley Jr. Co,
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Q. H. Lawrence, Mrs. J. E. Elms and
Mrs. Theodosia Brewer, according to
the will probated in Judge MessicK s
The rest or the property, tne Rreaier
trhiih ia a rlalm which has
not been proved, is left to her son C.
P. Lawrence, who is named as ex
ecutor of the will.
Clover Seed Goe9 Parcel Post.
xrT lr.lTU TTAT.T.S Or. March 12.
(Snorlnl 1 More than 400 Bounds of
seed grain left nere by parcel posi
yesterday morning for northern Lake
County. Martin Bros., millers of this
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