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VOL. X!
News in Brief of the Doings of Oregon’s Law­
makers During the Past Week
Last Week of Session Begins
With Large Amount of Work
Remaining to Be Done.
A ppropriation Bill* T otal $4,653,30/—
P rim ary E lactlon Lawa A m ended—
Houaa Paaaea S ta te Inau ran ce Bill
— S herlffa G et Old Jc $ s B ack—
Schcolhouaea for Social C enter»—
Senate V otea Dry on T eat— R egulate
D airy C orporatlona.
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Ralem. —1T hu U-Klelatuft* S ta rte d on
th e last week of th e 28lh sessio n with
tho usual rutig aallo n of b u sin ess ami
a* In p ast sessio n s confualon prom ises
to m ark tho closing hour». All tho
f u l l y Im p o rta n t meumjrt a rem a in to
bo passed. few of them having golu:
th ro u g h both houses. No m e a su re s of
sta te w id e lu tero at havo ruachod th e
governor'» «leek.
P ro h ib itio n legislation rem ain ed un­
se ttle d T ax m easure» a re Incom plete,
Irrig atio n cod»» a re not y et revised,
fli.lt and gam e legislatio n la In a tan
glc. and com p licatio n s a re th re a te n e d
on consolidation.
T he w orkm en 's co m p en satio n a c t
am en d m en ta a re up to Hie se n a te
E lection and road law reviulou. In a
few p a rticu lars, a re badly needed, but
n e ith e r house haa got a n y w h e re on
th o se questions. N ight se ssio n s will
be n ecessary all week and by proper
a tte n tio n to bu sin ess It may be possi­
ble to clean up th e work o f th e sea
slon, but th e re Is lum u d o u b t a s to
w h eth er th e “o ra to rs" c a n be held
dow n w ithout a rep re ssiv e ru le in the
house. T h e se n a te h a s a lre a d y a d o p t­
ed a ru le of th is kind.
T he le g isla tu re h as npproved the
lease of S um m er snd A bort lak es by
th e s la te laud board to an e a s te rn syn
dtcato, headed by J^so n Moore. The
larg e ap p ro p ria tio n hills s r e In but
hav e not been passed.
$6.653,30/ P rovided lo r in Live Bills.
A lthough th e Joint w ays an d im -sns
co m m ittee h as consigned to th e legis­
lativ e cem e tery hills a p p ro p ria tin g a
totul of $1 .646,1110 and c u t re q u e sts for
ap p ro p riatio n » to th e bone, th e re w ere
still pending In th e le g isla tu re m eas­
u re s ap p ro p ria tin g th e huge sum of
$6.663,307, to be disposed of d u rin g the
d o s in g week of tho session.
Ullls a p p ro p ria tin g a totul of $107,-
935 ure ponding In th e sen u tc, mid bills
a p p ro p riatin g a to ta l of $1,127,246 a re
pending In th e house. C om m ittees
have passed on a p p ro p ria tio n m eas­
u res ag g re g a tin g $1,643,006 a n d th e re
a re ponding before the co m m ittees
m easu res callin g for a p p ro p ria tio n s in
th e sum of $1,486,702.
T h e houso has passed h ills ap p ro ­
p riatin g $1.238,416, and th e s e n a te bills
a p p ro p ria tin g $23,100. O ne bill m ak ­
ing an ap p ro p ria tio n for th e p artial
paym ent of th e ex p en ses of th e legis­
la to rs and th e ir c le rk s h as passed both
houses, and been signed by th e gover­
nor.
P e titio n Change P assed .
A rem edial e n a c tm e n t w as th e pass
ag e of R ep rese n ta tiv e O lson a bill pro­
viding c e rta in ch an g es In th e prim ary
election law s to e lim in a te petition-
peddling a n d en ab le a sp ira n ts for p ri­
m ary nom in atio n s to becom e can d i­
d a te s by paying flat fees In stead of ob­
tain in g (he sig n a tu re s of v o te rs The
p etitio n sy stem Is n et elim in ated en ­
tirely , how ever, ns th e c a n d id a te is
given the option of th e tw o m ethods.
R e p resen tativ e A llen's bill to en ab le
ru ra l com m un ities to form o rg a n iz a ­
tio n s to obtain a low ra te of In te re st
w as passed by th e house aud Is h e ra ld ­
ed by th e up s ta te m em b ers as th e
firs t ste p in th e e sta b lish m e n t of a
ru ra l cre d it sy stem for th e sta te .
It does n o t a tte m p t to place th e
s ta te in th e bu sin ess of exten d in g
c re d it to th e farm ers, b u t em pow ers
No. 25
PALLS CITY. OREGON. SATURDAY, FEBRURAY 20, 1915
D oings at the capitol
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NEWS
FALLS
tho farm ers, th em selv es, to organize
along linos sim ila r to those th a t have
heen follow ed su ccessfu lly In Kuro
pi-an c o u n trie s fo r m any years.
S ta te In su ra n c e Provided.
T h e H inkle hill passed by th e house
la a d e p a rtu re In th e way of s ta te aid
lu In d u stria l d evelopm ent. T h e m eas­
u re proposes a sy stem of a n n u itie s
slm l.-.r to th o se In effect by m any
e o u u trle s of E u ro p e and by som e of
lb« C anadian provinces. It Is n o t un
like s ta te life In su ran ce, only th e pay
m en ts a re to be m ade ou a n uim u lty .
b asts In stead of In lum p sum s. In (he
e v e n t th a t th e Insured person d ies he
fore tho d a te of th e first a n n u ity he
i omen due his e s ta te Is to receiv e all
th e m oney th a t h as been paid In, w ith
in te re s t a t th e ra te of 3 p er cen t.
S h eriffs W in Back T ax-C ollecting Job.
S h e riffs of th e s ta te won a victory
when th e bouse passed R e p resen tativ e
K elly's bill, p roviding th a t h e re a fte r
all ta x e s sh all bo co llected by th e s h e r­
iffs In stead of th e county tre a su re rs,
and It m oans th a t all bills in creasin g
th e sa la rie s of th e la tte r o fficials will
he w ith d raw n , provided th is la s t m ess
u re p a sse s th e sen u tc.
T h e la s t le g isla tu re passed a law
providing th a t th e county tre a s u re rs
should collect all ta x e s ex cep t those
w hich w ere d elin q u en t, b e c a u se oi
th e e x tra w ork, a p p e a ls w ere m adu to
(Ms le g isla tu re by th e county treasar«
era for a n In crease of sa la rie s. Ti>0
ro m m ltle e on a sse ssm e n t and ta x a tto a
found Itself c o n fro n ted w ith th e pro b ­
lem of red u ctu g th e sa la rie s of the
sh e riffs If th ey in c re a se d th e sala rie s
of th e co unty tre a su re rs.
Social C e n te r Bill P asses.
S e n a to r M oser's bill, p roviding th a t
public schoolhousea m ay be used as
social an d civic c e n te rs, w as passed
by th o bouse.
T ills m easu re leg alises a p ra c tic e
th a t h a s been in vogue in P o rtla n d and
o th e r c itie s of th e s ta te for th e last
few years. U n d e r th e p re s e n t law th e
school d ire c to rs a re req u ired to give
form al p erm issio n for th e use o f th'e
school b u ild in g s for th e se purposes,
an d a fee m u s t be ch arg ed to cover
th e c o st of lig h t, h e a t and Ja n ito r se rv ­
ice. U nder th e M oser bill th e s e c o sts
will be paid fo r o u t of th e sp ecial coun­
ty school d is tric t funds. T h e use of
th e b u ildings, how ever. Is n o t to in te r­
fere w ith th e re g u la r school service.
S en ate T e st Vote la "E x tra Dry.”
T h e first te s t In th e s ta te s e n a te on
th e p ro h ib itio n bill w as a v icto ry for
th e a d v o cates of a s tric t law . The
m in o rity re p o rt of S e n a to r D om inick
of th e c o m m itte e on alcoholic traffic,
w hich w as fa v o ra b le to th e bill as
p assed by th e h o u se w ith no Im p o rta n t
amcipim entK, w as adopted by a voto
o f 16 to 13.
It re ta in e d th e se n ten ce, “It sh all be
u n law fu l for a n y one person o r fam ily
w ithin th is s ta te to receive from any
com m on "c a rrie r m ore th a n tw o q u arts
o f sp iritu o u s o r vinous liquors o r m ore
th a n 24 q u a rts of m a lt liq u o rs w ithin
a period of four su ccessiv e w eeks."
T h e m a jo rity re p o rt, by S e n a to rs
F a rre ll, Bishop, J. C. S m ith and S tray
or, e lim in a te d th e w ords "o r fam ily"
m ak in g it p ossible for each a d u lt mem
b a r of a fam ily to p u rch ase th e stip u
latcd am ount.
A b sen t V o ter W ins in Bill.
T h e se n a te p assed a bill providing
th a t p e rso n s aw ay from hom e election
day m ay v ote w h erev er th e y may be
fo r p re sid e n tia l e lec to rs, s ta te officers
a n d c o n stitu tio n a l am e n d m e n ts by
Id en tify in g th e m se lv e s and producing
a c e rtific a te by th e Judges of election
in th e ir hom e p re c in c ts th a t th ey a re
qu alified v o ters.
T h e bill p ro v id es th a t an e lec to r
w ho exgiccta to be aw ay from hom e on
ele c tio n day m ay apply to th e Judges
in th e elec tio n d is tric t in w hich he
liv es fo r a c e rtific a te as to h is q uali­
ficatio n s. Upon J h e p re se n ta tio n of
th e c e rtifh a te to th e Judges of election
w here he m ay be electio n day aud
Id en tific a tio n by tw o qualified resi­
d e n t v oters, he m ay •-zeroise th e rig h t
of suffrage.
Pro F a rm e r A c'.Je Passed.
A m easu re intended" to p rev en t big
d airy aud cre a m e ry co rp o ra tio n s from
freezing o u t th e sm all c o o p e ra tiv e
co n cern s of the farm er» w ent th rough ,
the house.
All th e re p re se n ta tiv e s
from th e ru ru l d is tric ts voted for It
aud m ost of th e urbun leg islators also
w ere for It.
T h e hill was Introduced by R ep re­
se n ta tiv e H unt, of C lack am as county
f t re q u ire s cre a m e ry com panies and
o th e rs, who p u rch ase dairy p roducts
from farm ers, to file a schedule of
tb o lr ra te s w ith th e s ta te a u th o rities
and p ro h ib its th em from paying m ore
for th e sem e com m odity in one com
m unliy th a n they pay In o th e rs, freight
ra te s and o th e r co sts being cousld
•re d .
G overnor Signs T e a c h e rs’ Gill.
In th e p resen ce of a larg e delegation j
of school te a c h e rs from 1‘o rtlan d , who
a re m em b ers of th e G rade T e ach ers
a sso ciatio n , o th e r ed u c a to rs. S e n ato r
M oser and o th e rs. G overnor W ithy
coin bo signed S e n a to r M oser's bill,
which provides th a t th e re shall bo no
d isc rim in a tio n iu th e paym ent of sr.l
a rle s betw een m ale and fem ale teach
era.
G overnor W lthycom be used two
peos. and one w as p resen ted to the
P o rtla n d G rade T e a c h e rs' association
and th e o th e r to M iss G allow ay, of the
A lbany schools, w here th e m ovem ent
tow ard th e p assag e of th e m easu re o r­
iginated.
L eg islativ e B revities.
T he house passed th e tax com m it
te e 's bill to re m it all p en alties on de­
lin q u en t ta x e s u n d er th e 1913 tax law.
In sa n ity sh a ll n o t be piade u cause
to r d ivorce in th is s ta te ,'a c c o rd in g to
a d ecision of th e sen ate.
By a unan im o u s vote th e sen a te
passed a bill w hich provides a p re­
fe re n tia l of 5 p er c e n t for O regon pro­
d u c ts in le ttin g c o n tra c ts for public
work.
By a vote of 21 to 8 th e se n a te voted
an a p p ro p ria tio n of $50,000 fo r e re c t­
ing a building for tra in in g w ork a t th e
O regon s ta te no rm al school in Mon­
m outh.
T he h o u se p assed th e m easu re pro­
viding for au a p p ro p ria tio n of $49,200
for th e In d u stria l school for girls. T his
includes $15.000 fo r a new cottage.
Road w ork for th e com ing biennium
is to be co n tin u ed on th e one fo u rth of
l mill tax levy of 1913, according to
decision of th e h use.
A su b s ta n tia l sa v in g iu th e expense«
of s ta te aud local elec tio n s w ill be pcs
slble th ro u g h th e o p eratio n of R epre
se u ta tlv e C hilds' bill w hich th e house
has passed. It provides for only tw<
electio n ju d g es In s te a d of th re e , a.
u n d e r th e p re se n t la»;.
NEWS FROM OVER THE STATE
Salem, Oregon Feb. 15.—One
freak bill has passed the Senate
to make all salaries of women the
same as men in certain public
work. As usual such a law will
increase taxes and may put a lot
of men and women out of work.
Eastern Oregon, an undevelop­
ed section of the state, may enjoy
the luxury of representation on
the Railroad commission and that
body may see the value of doing
something to encourage railroad
construction.
If the Supreme Court sustains
the Portland meat trust ordinance
it will practically bar farmers
shipping dressed hogs, sheep and
calves to the city market.
Klamath Iron Works has turn­
ed out 400 flanged carwheels for
the Pelican Bay sawmill yard
trucks.
The Dalles business men went
on record as opi>osed to further
legislation or regulation burdening
railroads.
Malheur—Gold dredge arrived
to operate on Lyon placer mines.
EVERYBODY WILL LIKE THE F A T MAN’S
LOOKS WHEN HE WEARS OUR CLOTHES. THEY
WILL FIT HIM AND MAKE HIM FEEL GOOD.
WE CARRY BOTH "SLIMS” AND "S TO U TS "
IN MANY BRIGHT NEW PATTERNS. LONG. THIN
MEN AS WELL AS SHORT. FAT MEN AND "RE­
GULAR" MEN CAN GET A FIT IN OUR STORE.
TRY THE STORE TH A T TRIES TO PLEASE
YOU AND HAS GOT THE GOODS TO DO IT.
VALU AB LE COUPON
C U T T H IS O U T
Bring this coupon to our store, make a cash'
purchase of 25c or more, and you will receive $100
worth (10) Fidelity Trading Stamps PREE in addi­
tion to the regular stamps.
N. SELIG, Falls City, Oregon.
This coupon not good after February 27, 1915.
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
Gold Hill gets a powder ware­
house.
Ontario—A fruit evaperator is
to be built here.
Flax plant and wagon plant con­
sidered at state prison.
McMinnville—Two story annex
will be built to hospital.
Madras—Commercial club is
boosting a starch factory.
Tillamook—Electric plant being
constructed at Bar View.
Out of 400 bills in legislature 40
regulate salmon industry.
Salem is to have a three-story
brick apartment building.
A Douglas County library may
be established at Roseburg.
Gresham—Beaver State motor
car factory ready tooperate.
Eaton bill for $20,000 for Em­
ployment bureaus was killed.
Tax collection has begun while
the legislature is still grinding.
Pendleton will construct an $8,-
000 swimming pool at Roundup
Park.
It is estimated border counties
lost $100,000 fees in 1914 on ac­
count of freak marriage laws.
At end of fourth week legisla­
ture two economy bills and one
salary reduction bill had passed.
St. Johns and Milwaukee shingle
mills resume work on open shop
basis.
Baker—Chambermaid sues Cra-
bill Hotel for $5680 personal in­
juries.
Canyon City—Utah mining men
are here to develop Canyon moun­
tain mines.
Shortage of hogs and cattle as
reported is prelude to raise in
meat prices.
The Rogue River Public Service
Corporation will install an electric
ditch digger.
The S. P. Co. bridge across Cooe
Bay will be 2400 feet long of
structural steel.
Grants Pass—Portland archi­
tect is to prepare plans for an
$80,000 Court House.
T. A. Livesley & Co., of Salem
sold ten tons loganberries to a
Chicago mail order house.
Governor Withycombe’s watch­
words for his administration—
“economy, efficiency and optim­
ism.”
It is estimated $300,000 can be
saved every two years on election
expenses by reforming the laws.
Why don’t the legislature do that
instead of passing more pew laws?