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FALLS CITY NEWS
HALI.S CITY. OREGON. SATURDAY. FEHKURAY «. 1013
at the capitol
News in Brief of the Doings of Oregon’s Law
makers During the Past Week
| standing, aud the sale to each indi
vldual Is limited.
First Three Weeks of Session
Among other provisions, no adver-
, tlsements, In newspapers or other-
See Practically All Big
| wise, of Intoxicating drinks will be at
1 lowed In the slate.
Institution Appropriations Reduced.
'Appropriations for six state Institu
Number * f B ill« In H o u m 444, In
tions are provided for In as many bills
Banal* 1M— Bill to Raclaaslfy In
Introduced In the house by the ways
Submitted — W ay* and
and means committees of the house
Maana Com m it!** Caualng Unaaal-
Tbe amount allotted
n*ao— Prohibition Bill Favorably Re
reaches s total of (1,389,060.80. The
ported— No Worr jn to 8*rve on
corresponding appropriations for 1913
and 1911, respectively, were $1,634,-
797.11 and (1,655,233.46. The current
Bolero— Although thro* weeks of appropriation, therefore, shows au ap
parent saving of about (245,000 over
the 28th legislative aeaalon have slip
ped by with all tbe big measures still two years ago.
Out of this saving, however. Is to
to be pasni'd upon by both houses, yet
really more progress has been made be deducted nearly (200,000 for the
during the flrat half of the present completion o f the supreme court build
session thau during th* same period ing which does not figure In the pres
in many pre'lous sessions. Practical ent allotment.
The various state Institutions are
ly all th* Important bills have beeu
Introduced and many of them have provided for aa follows: Kastern Ore
received attention from the various gon asylum, (308,360; penitentiary,
committees and are in shape to be (174,700; school for the blind. (28.
passed upon. The beginning of the 213; capitol and supreme court, (58,-
fourth week of the session found both 650; Institute for the feeble minded.
houses in shape to get down to bust (144,961; Oregon state hospital, (676.-
ness, and unless there Is an unusual 166.
The joint ways and means commit
flow of oratory much serious work
tee decided to recommend that the
will be accomplished.
As Saturday was the last day for state tra in »-- cUoot for girls, created
the Introduction of bills In the house by an act passed at the last session
members of the lower branch know of the legislature, be abolished.
now Just how much work they have * was decided that there was no real
need for the school. Opinion was ex
ahead o f them.
Most of the bills that will appear pressed that the Inmates of the school
at this session have been Introduced. could be taken care of at other Insti
They now number 444 house bills and tutions.
An appropriation of (50,000 was
IS» senate bills, a total of «03. At the
1818 session there were «33 house bills made at the last session for the school
of which (34.000 was used in the erec
and 307 senate bills, a total of 940.
tion of a building. The joint commit
Compensation Act to Qet Attention.
legislation affecting the workmen’s tee decided to turn this building over
compensation act also will demand the to the board o f control.
There were only 20 inmates In the
attention of the house this week. The
committee on labor and Industries has Institution last year.
Other estimates were tut material
submitted a bill that will reclassify
the Industries under the present law ly. liy a vote of five to six it was de
and will ask that no further changes cided t-> allow an appropriation of
It is expected that the (95,400 for county fairs
O f (172.286 27 asked by the state
house will act favorably on this meas
fair, only (34.195 was allowed. Items
The bill to do away with the peti eliminated were for erecting livestock
tion peddling that created such a stir coliseum, (^23,638.40; for building
in the house last week will be back roadways, (9716; for reimbursing the
from the revision of laws committee state fair fund. (3730.
this week. It was recommitted with Woman Jury Bill Killed by Senate.
The death knell of Senator Bang-
Instruction to amend so that candi
dates may have the option of filing guth’s bill permitting women to serve
for office either by the petition route on Juries was sounded so far as this
or by paying a cash fee to the county session Is concerned, when the minor
ity report o f the Judiciary committee
or state authorities.
The section requiring a candidate to was adopted and the measure was
support his or her successful oppo postponed indefinitely. Favorable ac
nent In case o f defeat also will bo tion had previously been taken by the
stricken out or modified
In that senate on the measure, but it was re
shape the bill may get through the called from the house and reconsider
Senators voting to postpone the bill
“ Teeth” Added to Prohibition Bill.
The prohibition bill wns reported indefinitely were: Barrett. Bingham,
back to the house In the form of a sub Bishop, Burgess, Butler. Cuslck, Day,
stitute for the original measure with Hawley. Kiddle. LaFollette. McBride,
the favorable recommendations of the Ragsdale. J. C. Smith, Stewart. Stray
er. Wood and Thompson.
oommlttee on alcoholic traffic.
Senators favoring the bill were:
The bill remains In substantially the
same form as when originally drawn Clarke, Dtmick. Farretl. Garland. Hoi
by the Committee of One Hundred and lis, Kellaher, Danggiith. Irflnenweber,
Introduced by Dr. Anderson. It has Moser, I. 8. Smith, Vinton and Von der
been amended, however, but has more Hellen.
School Blit Passes House.
teeth In nearly every section.
Qualifications for county Bchi'Ol su
change Is In the limit set on the perintendents were "tightened up'’ by
amount of liquor that can be shipped the house when it passed the H ii'k le
in for home consumption. The bill bill providing that persons holding
now fixes this quantity at either two this office must have at least 2 7
quarts of whisky or 16 quarts of beer months’ actual experience In teaching
In a month. The original bill speci school and hold a state teachers' cer
tificate. T w elve months' of the past
fied no limit.
The measure makes unlawful the re experience must have been had In
oelpt by any person from a common Oregon.
The present law permits county su
carrier of more than two quarts of
spirituous or vinous liquors, or more perintendents to have only nine
than fifteen quart* of malt liquors, months' experience. They can hold
their positions on a county certificate.
within a period of four weeks.
Oraln alcohol, the bill provides, may It is understood that the Hinkle bill
be sold by pharmacists only upon the has the support o f the count!' superin
prescription of a physician In good tendents o f the state.
The house passed Dr. J K. Ander
son's bill appropriating $6000 for the
experiment station at Hood Illver.
Highway legislation is yet a very
j uncertain proposition. The sentiment
norirm general that a fairly liberal
i mlllage tax should be voted for state
aid In road construction
For the second time In three*days I
the house voted not to repeal the phy*-~i
test examination marriage law, passed
at the 1913 session.
Senator Dlmlck's bill providing that
sacks of shorts shall weigh 80 pounds,
passed the senate, was reconsidered
and Indefinitely postponed
The house passed Representative
Huston's bill empowering the gover
nor to fill vacancies In the office of
United Slates senator, pending a reg
Miss Towne's bill for an Increase of
the length of the rural school term*
from six months to eight months, wav
defeated in the bouse.
By s vote of 18 to 12, the senate
adopted the majority report of the
Judiciary committee that the bill re
pealing the law passed at the 1911
session providing that school districts
muy furnish free textbooks be passed.
Senator Farrell's bill providing for
a reduction o f 20 per cent of salaries
of county and state officers receiving
(3000 or more a year was defeated by
At least seven important legislation
bills have been reported out by the
irrigation committee with favorable
recommendations. Six of these meas
ures cover the recommendations made
by tho irrigation congress recently-
held at Portland, while the other is
the product of Representative Hinkle,
chairman of tbe Irrigation committee.
Tw o pieces of legislation or great
Interest to the state are the bill in
troduced Friday In the house by Rep
resentatlve Forbes for the ratification
of the lease of Summer and Abert
lakes by the state to Jason C. Moore,
and the bill Introduced In the senate
by Senator Butler, providing for the
creation of public utility districts.
Authority is given to any person
seeing a dog pursuing or worrying any
livestock or domestic fowl to kill the
dog on the spot. In a bill Introduced
by Senator Bingham
The bill also
gives authority for any person seeing
a dog straylog on a farm where there
are livestock or fowls to kill the dog.
At a conference called by Governor
Wlthycombe, at which Senator Kath
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ryn Clark, of Douglas; Attorney-Gen
eral Brown and the members of the
senate Judiciary committee were pres jail any day. Perhaps the most
GERMANY’S BIG GUNS
ent, it was virtually decided to aban
don the object sought in senate Joint
Germany has startled the world
resolution No. 16. to empower the ex ernment is that the laws are not
with her big guns, Zeppelins,
ecutive to remove district attorneys made by all the people, or any
and submarines. The 42-centi
and sheriffs In case he becomes con considerable number o f them, but
vinced that they arc not performing rather by cliques and corporate meter guns proved that the mod
ern fortifications were as mere
In good faith their official duties.
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT. IS A WELL KNOWN
;; OLD SAVING.
IF THIS IS TRUE. THEN SHOULDN’T WE EAT |
ONLV THE FINEST. BEST THINGS?
TO HAUE EUERVTHING THERE IS GOOD TO ;;
:: EAT AND THESE OF THE BEST QUALITY’ IS
THE FIRST RULE OF OUR BUSINESS.
THE SECOND RULE IS TO MAKE THE PRICES
:: AS RIGHT AS OUR GOODS.
WE SELL THE BEST GRADE OF GROCERIES: I
:: THAT IS THE ONLY KIND YOU CAN BUY IN ;;
;; OUR STORE.
OUR 20 C E N T COFFEE
N. S E L IG ’S
F A L L S C IT Y D E P A R T M E N T S T O R E
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GETTING IN JAIL
I f things keep on going as they
have for the past few years, it
will be much easier for an Am eri
can citizen to go to jail and stay
there than it will be to keep out of
jail. Every now and then some
individual or some clique bobs up
with a brand new plan for turn
ing some o f us into criminals.
The number o f new ways for get
ting a man in jail is surprising.
Wisconsin has its ‘ ‘eugenics law,
which makes it a felony for a
couple to marry without undergo
ing a physical examination. The
Illinois legislature, at its present
session, will gravely consider the
passage o f a similar criminal stat
ute. Other states are being asked
to pass laws making it a felony
for a citizen to have any liquor in
ibis home, even for medicinal pur-
pvoses. One state has a law
against dancing the tango. The
Indiana anti-cigarette law has
never been repealed, and the state
has, as a result, several hundred
thousand reasonably good citizens
who could be arrested and sent to
interests. In many cases legisla
cockle shells when this deadly
tors selected that can be domina
machine was traiued upon them-
ted by these cliques and the peo
The Zeppelins have terrorized
ple blindly vote for these “ stool-
the coa-t towns and wrought con
The majority o f the
siderable destruction o f property
health laws passed, ostensibly, t o 1
and the loss o f many lives. The
protect the people, are only pav
submarines have demonstrated
ing the way for more commissions
that the magnificent navy o f
on fat salaries without the layitv
which England is so proud, can
deriving any benefit.
made a plaything o f by these
o f a young man and his bride-to-
monsters o f the deep. It would
be having to be ogled by some
appear that Jules Verne was no
fat-headed doctor is certainly dis
dreamer when he wrote “ Forty
gusting. To be o f any value the
Thousand Leagues Under the
examination would have to be o f
Sea. ’ ’ While the submarine khas
such a nature that the average I
not been perfected to such a de
woman would rebel.
gree there is reason to believe
world managed to get along very
that it is no distant day when
well tor ages without undue re
such will be the case N otw ith
strictions; has multiplied and re
standing the havoc wrought by
plenished the earth and but for
these invisible machines, Eng
greed man would continue to take
land with an obstinacy char
unto himself a w ife as did our acteristic o f Johnie Bull, says
fathers since the days o f Adam.
that, *‘ it never ’ teched’ m e.”
while England is a powerful
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nation having many dependenc
The legislature is asked to ies to aid her, like Sampson when
utilize state prisonarsto establish his hair was shorn, destroy her
navy and she becomes as help
the flax industry at Salem-
less as an infant.
The County Taxpayers League
Many say that it is impossible
o f Baker oppose half mill le w for Germany to win, yet the im
for irrigation; also a one mill levy possible” sometimes happens.
Perhaps it is the will o f God.