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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1017.
LISTER VETOES BILL
Act to Regulate Distribution of
Prison-Made Sacks Is First,
to Be Disapproved.
FATE OF OTHERS DOUBTFUL
spend a few days In preparing an ap
peal from the decision of the Circuit
Court there in the Byers water-rights
case. A water-power site utilized by
the Byers mill on the Umatilla Rivex
is alleged to be the property of the
Indians, although It Is now utilized by
Congress granted the mill company
rights to use the water, but this title
has been attacked. The Government
contends the Indiana have the ex
clusive right to the waters involved
In the suit.
Industrial Insurance Amendment
and Banking Code Favorably
Regarded; Bone-Dry Law to
Be Signed Tomorrow.
OLYMFIA, Wash., Feb. 17. (Special.)
Governor Lister registehed his first
veto of the 1917 session of the Wash
ington Legislature today In disapprov.
Ing the emergency clause attached "to
Senate Bill 32, by Cox, of Walla Walla.
The bill provided that grain, wool or
oyster growers of the state should
purchase grain, wool, or .oyster sacks
manufactured at the penitentiary at
Walla Walla pro-rata to the number of
sacks applied for by the Individual
According to Senator Cox and East-
ern Washington legislators generally,
this measure is designed to prevent
growers with a 10,000 sack crop from
applying to the penitentiary Jute mill
for twice the number and disposing
of the excess to speculators.
In vetoing the emergency clause on
this bill. Governor Lister states that
rules for distribution of grain sacks
manufactured at the state penitentiary,
as adopted by the State Board of Con
trol, amply provided for any contin
gency that might benefit speculators.
Governor's Attitude Indicated.
The Governor's attitude on emer
gency clauses, as exemplified In to
day's veto was interpreted by the Leg
islature to signify his position In 1915
that no emergency clause which blocks
possibility of a referendum would be
passed by the Governor except In mat
ters affecting the public welfare.
No such emergency is held by the
Governor to actually exist in the mat
ter of Jute mill product distribution,
from which position supporters of the
first aid amendment to the industrial
Insurance act, and other bills carrying
an emergency clause not already ap
proved, are arguing uncertainty as to
prospects of approval.
Governor Lister declines to Indicate
what his course will be on any bill
unttl it is presented to him and consid
ered, but he is generally regarded as
favorable to the first aid bill as in
troduced by Reed ' and McCoy and
passed by the House.
Banking; Code Favored.
Both Senate and House committees,
after Joint meeting today, decided to
favorably report House bill 15, the
state banking code compiled by a com
mittee of the Washington State Bank
ers' Associations and the state ex
aminer, W. E. Hanson.
The code Is designed to forestall
necessity for a state depositors' guar
antee act, two bills for wnich have al
ready been Introduced in the Legisla
ture, following the closing of several
state banks in Seattle. The proposed
code provides for a certificate of char
acter and ability by the State Bank
Examiner on chartering a new bank,
with appeal to the courts In the event
of unfavorable decision. .,
State bank loans are to be limited
to 25 per cent of capital and surplus of
each bank, examination fees are In
creased from a maximum of 400 to
$500, the State Bank Examiner's salary
Is raised from $3600 to $4200 annually,
and his assistants' from $2400 to $3600.
Bone-Dry Bill to Be Signed.
Governor Lister positively Indicated
today that he would sign the Halsey
bone-dry bill on Monday. It carries
no emergency clause, and Is, thereby.
open to referendum action, which op
ponents of the bill declare will be
taken, and that the bill will be held up
until the election of 1918.
Extracts from "the records of both
houses for this session show 12 House
bills passed by the Senate to adjourn
ment yesterday, and nine Senate bills
passed by the House. The Governor
has signed 14 bills passed by ' both
Distribution of the state road and
permanent highway levies, the general
appropriation bill, and fling and ap
portlonment of the state inillage tax
for higher educational purposes, still
remain to be threshed out.
12 AT CHEHALIS INDICTED
Physician Is Accused of Illegal Pre
scription tor Liquor.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. Feb. .17. (Spe
cial.) The Lewis County grand Jury
adjourned today, having been in ses
sion since January 29. Tfyls is the first
grand Jury in Lewis County In eight
years. There were- 12 Indictments
turned in as follows:
Pete Lyhes, assault;' M. H. Gott,
grand larceny: Roy Spink. - burglary;
Harry eKndall, burglary; James
Samples, grand larceny ;' Clifford Hoyt
and Lawrence Relnrlch, grand larceny;
Vernon Ayers, forgery; Clarence Mur
ray and Charles Moneymaker, statutory
charges; Dr. J. T. Coleman, illegal li
quor prescription and a grand larceny
Indictment still out. f
Not true bills were turned In against
J. E. Willis, assault; H. B. Hart-man and
Fred Wade, grand larceny.
The final report commends highly
the heads of all county departments. -
14-INCH GUN IS DISABLED
Gears Stripped at Honolulu but Re
sponsibility Is Not Placed.
HONOLULU, T. H, Feb. 17. A 14
lnch gun at Fort Derussy has been
found disabled, it was learned today,
and will be out of commission, accord
ing to unofficial but Tellable Infor
mation, for about three months. -According
to the report the gears were
stripped either during or since the
maneuvers held February 8.
Colonel Alfred M. Hunter, Coast Ar
tillery, admitted today that the gun
was damaged but refused to make any
further statement. The responsibility
for the damage, It was said, had not
2780 VESSELS USE CANAL
Tolls Bring in $3,677,095 and Cost
of Operation Is $7,142,124.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, K total of
2780 vessels passed ,through the Pan
ama Canal up to January 1, last, since
it was opened to traffic August 15,
1914. Their gross tonnage was 13.-
086,535 and the' total cargo carried
was 11,652,405 tons.
The figures are for 21 months out
of a total time of 28 months, the
Canal having been closed because of
slides and other reasons for the re
mainder of the period.
Tne aggregate revenue irom tons
was $3,677,695, as against a cost of op
eration and maintenance of $7,142,-124.
KUBLTS BILL- KILLED
Senate Votes Down Anti-Pick-eting
Bill, 20 to 8.
MEASURE NOT DEBATED
Majority Report of Judiciary Com
mltee Adverse to Bill Adopted
and Indefinite Postponement
Follows House Reversed.
BOY BEATS GIRL SPELLER
Hugh "White, 13, Is Champion of
Pierce Rural Schools.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 17. (Special.)
Hugh White, 13 years old and a mem
ber of the eighth grade at Elgin, is the
best speller in the schools of the county
outside of Tacoma. Hugh von that
title when he spelled "silhouette" cor
rectly after Nettie Conrad, of Clear
Lake, had put the "11" In the wrong
Hugh will represent Pierce County In
the final spelling bee to be held at
Olympia on March 6, when he will meet
the champions of other counties in the
state, who will spell for a diamond
medal as first prize tnd a gold medal
as second prize.
WOMAN GETS.. DAMAGES
Mrs. Josie Olson. Chelialls, Obtains
$2 000 Verdict Against Doctor.
CHEHALIS, Wash Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) A Jury In the Superior Court
awarded Josie Olson $2000 damages
against Dr. G. W. Kennlcott.
Mrs. Oleorf received three bullets in
her forearm in a near-tragedy several
months ago Tn the lobby of the Security
State Bank when her sister, Mrs. N. 1 1.
Gibson, tried to shoot Mr. Gibson as
a result of a family row. Mrs. Olson
alleges her arm was not properly treat
ed by the physician.
Substitute Defense Bill Offered.
.WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Senator
Weeks, Republican, of Massachusetts,
today introduced as a substitute for
the Administration revenue bill
measure t'o provide for Issuance of
Government SVi per cent interest-bear
ing bonds up to $760,000,000. of which
$400,000,000 would be utilized for ex
penditures of National defense.
Pendleton Boy Hurt.
PENDLETON, Or, Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) Edwin Sharp, the young son of
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Sharp, suffered a
broken leg this afternoon when a bi
cycle he was riding and an automobile
driven by H. M. Warren collided. The
front w'heel of the bicycle was broken.
LATE rrsrcLE - OF sheriff
WATER POWER AT ISSUE
Right on Umatilla - River Said to
( Conflict With Indian Grant.
Robert R. Rankin. Assistant United
States District Attorney, left Portland
yesterday for Pendleton, where he will
Cocoanut Oil Makes
a Splendid Shampoo
If you want to keep your hair In good
condition, be careful what you wash It
Most soaps and prepared shampoos
contain too much alkali. This dries the
scalp, makes the hair brittle, and is
very harmful. Just plain muleifled
cocoanut oil (which is pure and entirely
greaseless) ia much better than the
'most expensive soap or anything else
you can- use for shampooing, as this
can't possibly injure the hair.
Simply moisten your hair with water
and rub it In. One or two teaspoonfule
will make an abundance of rich, creamy
lather, and cleanses the hair and scalp
thoroughly. The lather rinses out eas
ily and removes -every particle of dust,
dirt, dandruff and excessive oil. The
hair dries quickly and evenly, and it
leaves it fine and silky, bright, fluffy
and easy to manage.
Tou can get mulsified cocoanut oil at
most any drug store. It ie very cheap,
and a few ounces is enough to last
everyone In the family for months.
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8TATB CAPITOL, Salm. Or., Feb. 17.
(Special.) The famous anti-picket-lng
bill Is dead.
With so little commotion that one
not familiar with the issue and watch
ing for it would never have suspected
that something out of the ordinary was
occurring, the Senate this morning
gently slip'ped' the skids under It and
slid It Into oblivion, so far as this
session of the Legislature is concerned.
The vote by which this was 3one was
20 to 8, one Senator being absent. The
measure did not even reach a place
on the Senate calendar, the question
on which the vote was taken being the
Indefinite postponement of the bill.
Question Barely Discussed.
There Is no possibility of Its being
reconsidered in the closing hours of
the session late tonight or early Sun
day morning. To do so would require
a suspension of the rules. This takes
20 affirmative votes, and with 20 votes
recorded against It the attempt will
not even be made.
There was no debate on the measure.
The only rollcall In connection with
Its consideration came on the motion
of Senator Hurley, of Xtalheur County,
to substitute the minority report of
the Senate Judiciary committee, reo
ommendlng that the bill do pass, for
the majority report, recommending
that it do not pass.
Two of the seven members of this
committee. Senators Hurley and .Vin
ton, had signed the minority report.
Four had' signed the majority report
adverse to the bill, they being Senators
Olson, steiwer. Wilbur and Dimlck.
Senator Handley did not sign -either
report and was absent when the bill
Eight Vote for Measure.
Senator Hurley's motion, to substi
tute the minority report for the ma-
Jority report put the Issue squarely
before the Senate on a test of strength,
A rollcall was demanded.
The only discussion was the explana
tion by Senator Vinton that on this
motion those favoring the bill would
vote yes and those opposing It would
vote no. The vote was as follows:
For substituting the minority report
that the bill do pass: Senators Bishop,
Cusick, Farrell. Hurley, LaFollett.
Smith of Josephine. Vinton and Wood
Against substituting the minority re
port: Senators Baldwin, Barrett, Dim
lok, Eddy. Garland. Gill. Hawley. Hus
ton, Leinenweber, Olson, Orton, Pierce,
bnanks, famith of Coos. Steiwer. Stray
er, Wilbur, 'Von dor He lien, Lewis and
Merita ef Bill Questioned.
The majority report adverse to the
bill being thus adopted automatically
by rejection of the minority, the ques
tion then came on the indefinite post
ponement of the bill.
There was no rollcall. but on
standing vote the result was identical
with the previous vote, 20 Senators
favoring Indefinite postponement and
eight voting against It.
The antl-plcketing bill. Introduced in
the House by Representative KublJ
after a series of hearings held before
the Multnomah delegation, which was
divided as to Its merits from the start,
passed, the House two weeks ago with
only two or three votes to spare. ,
It has been before the Senate Ju
dietary committee ever since.
BILL TO CUT SALARIES DIES
Hood. River Officials Are Not to
Suffer Any Reduction.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or, Feb. 17
(Special.) The House today killed
Senator Wilbur's bill decreasing the
salaries of officials of Hood River
County. When the bill came up Rep
resentative Stephens, of the salaries
committee, threw the House Into com
mlttee of the whole and amended the
bill so the salaries were virtually the
same as at present. Then the House
turned around and sent the bill down
The vote was so heavy that the few
who had been for it changed their
votes, making it unanimous.
getting" roads In Marion County." he;
Thomaa took occasion to speak in
opposition to the bill on Its merits, but
was ruled out of order after he had
spoken for about 10 minutes. Crandall
also got In about five minutes of gen
eral opposition before the committee of
the whole voted to reject Al Jones'
Under the direction of Representative
Forbes the committee, adopted the var-
rlous sections as amended and reported
back In favor of the bill.
With the bill up before the House on
its own feet. Representative Belland
started the argument In its favor. He
appealed to the patriotic impulses of
the members, asserting good roads are
essential to the "preparedness" cam
paign now under way in this country.
Bean took the floor for the measure.
He explained it In some detail, calling
attention to the fact that If 'Oregon is
to (wv and improve and prosper she
has to have good roads. This bill pro
vides a start, be said.
He emphasized the point that though
Multnomah County paya nearly 40 per
cent of the taxes, all the money arising
from sale of the proposed bonds is to
be spent in the outside counties.
Gore, who objected to some provi
sions of the bill last night, came out
for it today. He said his objections
still stand, but he would waive them
rather than vote against the Dill, wnico
he heartily favors in principle.
ROAD BILL PASSES HOUSE
(Continued From F1rt Pac-e.
II. G. Hurlburt.
HERMISTON, Or., Feb. 17
(Special.) H G. Hurlburt. who
died Tuesday near Hermlston,
was best known as an engineer
and irrigatlonlst. He was con
struction engineer In 1870 on the
Southern Pacific through Doug
las County. . When the O.-W. R.
& N. -was built he was chief en
gineer on the line from Portland
' to Hood River, and located the
line from Walla to Spokane.
From 1881 to 1886 he was on the
Northern Pacific through Mon
tana. He left that work to lo
cate at Arlington in the stock
business during the days when
the present wheat" fields were
covered with waving bunch
grass. For the last 20 years he
had been interested in irrigated
lands. He was married in 1872
to Lydia R. Burnett at Roseburg.
who died in 1888. He later mar
ried Annie McCorkle at Sumner,
Wash. One son, Thomas, of
Hermlston, and two daughters,
Mrs. H. R. Newport, of Hermls
ton, and Mrs. M. E. Scott, of
Bronx, Wyo., of the first mar
riage, survive him. Three sis
ters, Mrs. M. A. King, Mrs. Alice
Welster and Mrs. Edwards, of the
Oregon Conservatory of Music,
reside in Portland, and a fourth
sister, Mrs. I. H. Brega, in Pen
dleton. Sheriff Hurlburt. of
Portland, is a; nephew.
BROWNELL GOES HOME
TTMEJ UP, PAT ENDS. BO REPRE
SENTATIVE PACKS GRIP.
Clackamas Member Not Worried by
Extended Sesslom Plan aa He
Thinks Session Over.
STATES CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Feb. 17.
(Special.) Representative Brownell
is one member of the Legislature who
is not worried about an extended session.
Yesterday was the end of the 40-day
period provided for under the constitu
tion as the term of the legislative ses
sion, so Brownell packed up his be
longings, took his grip and beat It for
Oregon City. He wasn't back today,
and he Isn't coming back for the Mon
"The state pays me for only 40 pays.'
he commented, "and I have given my
time for 40 days. I have business to
attend to and I'm going home to attend
to it. Good night."
SUMMERS' PORTRAIT ORDERED
Legislature Wants; Painting of Gen
eral In Capitol.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or. Feb. 17.
(Special.) An oil painting of the late
General Owen Summers is to be pur
chased by the state and hung In the
Capitol as a tribute of appreciation of
the services rendered by this valiant
soldier for the honor of this state and
country as commander of the Oregon
troops In the Philippines.
The Legislature today passed the bill
introduced by Representative Mueller,
himself a veteran of the Spanish-American
War. appropriating 1250 for such
a portrait. The Secretary of State Is
authorized to commission an artist to
Dr. Poling to Speak at Reed.
Dr. Daniel Poling, an associate pres
ident of the United Society of Christian
Endeavor, will address the students of
Reed College tomorrow noon on "The
Challenge of the Kingdom."
More than 80,000
employes are paid
less than $820 a
purpose of making some amendments
offered by Representative Gordon.
The Gordon amendments, which had
been prepared by the friends of the bill,
merely empowered the State Highway
Commission to build roads by day labor
If the contractors' bids are rejected.
Al Jones caused a sensation by of
fering to strike from the bill all those
sections designating and describing the
roads and routes to be Improved under
provisions of the bill.
Jones' motion really proposed to take
the heart out of the bill. Some mem
bers refused to take him seriously, but
he Insisted that he was in deadly earn
est. Moreover, he declared he would
vote for the bill if amended as he pro
posed. Jones argued that his plans would
give the Highway Commission full
power to locate the roads.
"I'm willing to take my chances of
Mr. Fred Johnston, after 87 years'
experience in newspaper work In
the East, Including IS years with lo
cal papers, has severed his connec
tions with the Evening Telegram
and accepted a position of Special
Representative of the Massachusetts
Mutual Life Ins. Company for this
city. Mr. Johnston has a great many
friends In Oregon, who will be
pleased to know of his new loca
tion, and his high standing and
Christian character have endeared
him to all with whom he has come
in contact. He has been an active
member and officer of the First
Baptist Church and asBlsted in all
movements for the making of bet
The Oregon Agency of the Massa
chusetts Mutual Life Is the oldest
Life Insurance Agency In the State,
has over $7,000,000 Insurance in
force and thousands of satisfied pol
icyholders, and the Manager, Mr. H.
G. Colton, cordially invites Mr.
Johnston's friends to call on him in
his new quarters, 310 Chamber of
The recognized center of Portland's social activities,
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