è FALLS CITY NEWS VOL. XI HALI.S CITY. OREGON. SATURDAY. FEHKURAY «. 1013 ....................... - 1 ■ " Le gislative D oings 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 Bills Intrcduced. 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 dustrial Submitted — W ay* and and means committees of the house Maana Com m it!** Caualng Unaaal- and senate. 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 Juris*. 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 It 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 be made. 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 ure. 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 ed. house. 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 Probably the most pronounced 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. No. 23 Brevities. 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 ular election. 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 the senate. 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 • •:-H-:-:-:-!- :- :-i-:-i- i-i- i- H - i " i -i-i- i-i"H - 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 striking deyelopement o f our gov 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. t 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. l THE SECOND RULE IS TO MAKE THE PRICES :: AS RIGHT AS OUR GOODS. f WE SELL THE BEST GRADE OF GROCERIES: I :: THAT IS THE ONLY KIND YOU CAN BUY IN ;; ;; OUR STORE. i TR Y OUR 20 C E N T COFFEE j; 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 4-H-H-l-l-l-I-H-I-H -l-l-H —:-d-h-H -l-!-:- 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 pigeons.” 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. The idea be 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. This old 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 ----------------------♦ — • • ♦ — • # - -------------------- 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. for highways.