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INDIUNOINCl, ORtOON, FRIDAY, rtBAUARY 2, 1909
WILL NOT HOLD
APPROPRIATIONS FOR TATE IN.
8TITUTI0N8 GO OVER
Legislators Refuse to Return to 8a
lam to Go Into Estrsordlnsry 8e
Ion Unleta Thay Are Promlaad
MHaaga and Par Dlam.
Senator Kay stated Monday evenlu
that the plan to ralJ special session
Df the legislature to r.nmdy the de
fects In the 13.10,0110 appropriation bill
bad been abandoned for the present,
ays the Hatpin Statesman. A num
ber of the member object, to re-
tnrnlmr without their muVK atld per
diem, and these perquisites could not
h iruaranteed them without a formal
mil hv the Eovernor. Thla summon
Governor Chamberlain declines to
Issue. It la probabe that after Secre
tary of State F. W. Benson becomes
governor he will take the mutter up
and arrange aoiue plan to legalise the
Through the failure of the house
during the laat houra of the session
to complete Ha proceedings regarding
the enactment of house bill 254, the
special appropratlon bill carrying an
aggregate of over $260,000 for Improv
nienta and repairs .of the different
etato Institutions, the bill did not be
come a law.
When the bill passed the houBe In
Ita original form the appropriation for
the Installation of a fire protection
system at the main buildings of the
Insane asylum was 121,000. ThU
amount was cut to $10,000 by the
annate, but was restored when return
ed to the house. The aenate then
concurred In the amendment Thursda
and bill waa enrolled, Friday the
senate retailed the bill, reconsidered
the concurrence of the house amend
ment and cut the amount again to
$10,000. A joint committee was then
appointed constating of Senators Wood
and Bingham and Representatives
Bonebrake and Farrell.
This committee finally agreed to
the amendments reducing the $32,222
apeclfled In the orglnal bill to 22.r2S
BlJUWiiCU ill ..,-- 1
for general Improvements and repairs
at tne insane asyium, nu w.
house recede Its action In reatorlns
the amount set aside for the fire pro
tectton syBtem to $21,000. Senator
Wood and Representatives Bonebrake
and Farroll signed this report, which
was reported In and adopted by the
senate, but the house committee failei
to turn in Its report, and the house
records are deficient upon this score.
Hence the bill was passed up to Pres
ident Bowerman to sign .carrying the
item of $21,000 for the fire system
and he refused.
Speaker McArthur had signed the
bill and all others which had been
passed by the legislature, and had re
turned to his home In Portland. When
this error was discovered, President
Bowerman reached him by telephone
late Sunday afternoon and he came
back during the evonlng to confer.
Representative Farrell declares that
he is not to blame, as the Salem dis
patches intimate. The report of the
committee was filed so far as he
knows, and the duplicate report, un
signed, was in possession of Senator
Wood, who tore it up and threw it in
THE HORSE WILL SURVIVE
He Will Not Be Extlngulsed by the
It is frequently assumed that the
horse 's doomed. Some think auto
mobiles will supplant him. Others
that racing restrictions will deal him
a deadly blow. Others that men are
losing Interest In the species in the
charm of more rapid means o lo-
But the chances are that when auto
mobiles are much more generally used
when racing Is again in favor, tne
horses will still be occupying he promt
inent place that he now has In the
census reports, and that shows will
arise from time to time to do honor
to the finer breeds.
Just as the railroad and the horse,
the street cars and the horse, ballons
and the horse, have managed, though
all are means of transportation, to
coexist with common Increase, so will
tli automobile and the horsi dii
together In peaco and anilty, i-arli In
a MH'ullr sphere.
ai t.r.HiMiit. In IliB flush " auniir-
tlon for a great Igventlon, the pcullar
vtr'u- of Ha supposed rival are ou-
ecured. I-al'-r, when pwpw ip v
think about It, they will rall lhat
no mahlni ran supply U pleasure
that cornea from the aei.se ui
that come, from w " " ni,i,j,, 1
human companionship with th nom-
servitor whoa eara prim n a
catch one's word and whoso marvel
beneath ono like a part of one's own
Th horse will always have th"
Itreater human Interest. Suppose the
U!.i from tihent to Aix bad neon
t..kn on a train. In a street -.'. im
., automobile, ili " t been
ha so thrilling? Could any triumph
(if tlll'l' hut, Ihiu have afforded the doep
aattsfactlnn felt In the struggle of
that glorious creature toward tne
goal? Wo think not.
When Mil Is said. It Is flesh and
horse race pleases not only because
norsu race jin-n.
the horses go fust, but because they j
Mil, am A
are Intelligent animals, In whose
struggle we aee something humanly
admirable. Their efforts are tnose
of conscious life, and thus kin to our
own. A flue horse Is In a way a pcr
aonallty. and It haa all the charm of
a magnificent and myaterioua individ
ual. As long as the horse continues to
supplement his unquestionable utility
supplement m uui-'
with such additional charms we need
have no fear of the species. The
nave no icr ui m
horse's days will be as long In the
., H..x.rv to be. ahu iubv
IUI1U M lU'V " -
will be very long Uideed.
O I V 0 ubiiiiiihi - I
The annual celebration of the birth
The annual geifm.iii
of the order of Knights of Pythias
was observed by that order In this
city last Friday night In their beau
tlfuf quarters. Many Invited guests
were present besides a large atten
dance of members. A delightful pro
gram was rendered which consisted
of music and recitations. The progran
waa opened with music by the Inde
pendence Orchestra, which was fol
lowed by a recitation by Mlsa Nellie
Damon. Mr. Hicks rendered a violin
selection and Messrs. W .E. Craven
and Will Walker sang a duet. A very
fine address was delivered by Rev.
J. R. N. Bell which waa received with
wrapped attention by the audience.
Rev. Mr. Bell Is much loved by all
Independence and the attendance on
. ... nii'eft when
mat Illnlll U3 pi-uv.
u WRg i,!arneci that he wa3 to be pre-
g(Jnt tQ deliver a.i auui
. Sniendld banquet was spread at
the close of the 11U mry and musical
program which made them all glan
ttinv wore uresent. After enjoying the
banquet games were Indulged In until
midnight when the company dispers
ed for the several homes, all voting
the Knights Jolly hosts.
Pioneer Women Passes Away
Mrs. Jane Parker died at her home
In Eola -Sunday morning from an
Hue.t nf heart trouble, being 66 years
of age at the time of her death. Mrs.
Parker was born In Missouri, coming
t rirpenn In 1859 and locating In
Wasco county, where she was married
to Thomas Jordan. She was tne
mother of 12 children, six of wbom
survive her, as follows: Mrs. C. A.
Oliver, Portland; Mrs. Inez if erguson
PnrHnnd: John Jordan, Salem; Willis
Jordan, Grant county; Clara Gehike,
Eola. After the death of Mr. Jordan
sh was married to William Parker,
who also preceded her to the grave.
The funeral took place Wednesday
from the home, at- 2 p.m. interment
being made at City View cemetery.
Falls City Resident Dies
H. S. Montgomery, an old resident
of Falls City, passed away at bis Fall
Ct.v home Monday where he had near
ly continually resided for a quarter of
a century. He was about 82 years
of age. He leaves a wife, one son, a
brother, and numerous other relatives
to mourn his taking off. The funeral
services were held Wednesday, and
his remains were followed to their
last resting place by scores of old
friends who had known and respected
Aim for his many virtues and admir
able quanities. Dallas Itemizer.
Matters In Probate
Estate of C. J. Hussey, deceased-
olniHtcrl tn nrnlmte Olive E.
comi-c - , -
Hussey appointed administratrix; let-
a a fi'lltno- 1-tnnl tn Slim
ters to issue on filling bond in sum
Kstate of J. D. Ellis, deceased
final account set for hearing, Thurs
day, March 16, at 10 o'clock a. m.
Estate of Evaline Steffy, deceased
final account set for hearing March
20 at 10 o'clock a. m.
ACTS Of TWENTY-FIFTH OREGON
Appropriations Will Eseeed $5 par
Capita for Every Man, Woman and
Child In Oregon, the Total Amounts
to over 14,000,000.
The twenty-fifth biennial session of
the legislature Is history. While It waa
the most expensive legislature the
state ever had, and charges of extrav
agance have been freely made, yet,
when the growth and development of
the state Is considered, the approprln-
iUmn w,.re t extremely excessive.
. . . ...i .11 .1 Kun II II
In fact, the session did not live up
to all Its opportunities, for bills ap
propriating more than $1,000,000 were
killed, among them being appropria
tions for JohnBon'e road bill, three
normal schools, topographical sur
veys, Indian war veterans, histori
cal society building and a number of
other money bills.
The appropriations will aggregate
4 ,200,000, or about $100,000,000. more
than the preceding session. Three
or rour revenue producing measures
were nassea. nowever. wuuu
nartlallr offset the increased appro
priations. Among them are: The bill
taxing earnings of public service cor-
nn.atlnna. ihn tlOUT inBliranCS 1 8 X
poratlons; the new Insurance
haw; the lnherlunce tax Increase, and
the water rrancnise tax. iueciu
will add about $300,000 to the reve
nue of the state.
The session distinguished Itself by
I. . ... . I . T -1 , n
doing two noiauie tningn. nr.,
adopting tho resolutions promising to
submit the question of state financ
ing of railroads to t he people, ana
second. In refusing to makeappropria
Hons for three normal schools.
Much unfavorable comment has
been indulged In over the numerous
salary grab bills passed, which, by
the way .affect counties and not the
state, but to offset the pettiness of
these bills some measures of real Im
portance were passed. Chief among
them may be mentioned: Acts for the
conservation of resources, the water
code, game code, Industry switches,
abolishment of compulsory pilot
age, and the creation of ports. Two
rather unique laws were passed, name
ly .the bill for sterilization of criminal
insane, and confirmed convicts, and
providing a penalty of life imprison
ment for highway robbery.
Attempts to modify the direct pri
mary law, particularly Statement No
1, and the local option law were de
feated. The legislature also refused
to adopt Sunday blue laws, and the
attempts to take the state institutions
from Salem were killed.
With a few minor omissions the
following is a list of bills filed by
the Governor with the Secretary of
State and which will become law:
6. Dimick. For the punishment of
24. Purdin Increasing salary of
Jackson county ' Judge. (Passed over
25. Bean Authority of real es
tate agents must be in writing.
25 Bean For incorporation of
76 Muncy Extending eminent do
main to drainage district.
87. McKinney Dying declara
tion admissable in civil cases.
100, Reynolds Revising rates
of inheritance tax.
114. McCue Distribution and
payment of legacies.
137 Couch Exemption of earn
ings of judgment debtors.
190. Committee on assessmen
and taxation state tax levy. (Emer
234. Bedillion Restoration of
corporations in default.
4 Bailey Trial by Jury after de
fault in damage suits.
7 Oliver Appeal from Justice
court within 30 days.
9 Scholfield . Diking distric t s
may levy tax for repairs.
tieues i ii 1:1 imiiicii i.
11 Hedces In criminal cases
judgment to De a lien from date.
15 Hedces For the renewal of
Jndgment. every ten years.
13 Nottingham Voters absent
from the state may register.
15 Beach Bank deposits not
drawn for seven years to escheat to
I Kil.nlur ll.'Ma and ll
173 Nottlnuham To punUh fraud
liH boim. a to have fire ccaps. j
IN Killuher Hotels and l"1K't'm
hoiisea to prepare nine-foot bed ihet-t. '
23 llnrt Providing for two addl -
tlonal supreme Jiihtlrea. (Kinerency).
,12 Hart Additional salary for
tloliul supremi) Justices. (Over the
Ooverm r's veto).
Hart Authoring i h o o I
dlstriit to refund Indebtedness j
-6.1 Howernmn Government may
acquire lands for eminent build-j
71 Chase Appropriating $20,.!
Ono for hatcheries south of Columbia.
75 Miller Salary of Linn county ,
superintendent. (Over veto).
79 Washington, delegation
Salary of recorder In Washington
county. (Over veto).
91 Kelluher Costa allowed when
real property has been attached.
115 Hart Fixing the salaries of
clerk and deputies of supreme court.
116 Hart Copies of supreme
court decisions to be filed In office cf
clerk of court. ' j
239 Chase Additional Judge In
Second district. (Emergency clause).
With the exception of a few unlm
portant bills, the following la a list of
bills that passed both houses and
not acted upon by the Governor:
1 Smith of I'matilla Creation o
artesian well districts.
20 Chase Salary of the treasurer
of Coos county.
24 Scholfield For the treatment
of tuberculosis poor.
26 Bingham Three additional
dairy Inspectors appointed by the
Governor, with the consent of the
29 Parish Minors not to engage
in games of chance In public resorts.
35 Smith, Umatilla Revised mili
37 Cole Medical certificate pre
quislte to marriage license.
43 Miller of Linn For aid of Linn
47 Oliver $25,000 for the Eastern
Oregon experiment station.
65 Mulit Thirty days notice of es
trays taken up.
59 Bingham Title guarantee com
panies to deposit $50,000 security.
61 Merryman Defining a legal
fence in Eastern Oregon.
64. Bowerman Supreme court may
fransfer circuit judges.
65 Cole To abolish secret soci
eties in public schools.
67 Johnson $160,000 for malnten
ance of Agricultural College.
68 Cole For sterilization or
criminals and insane. -.
77 Miller of Linn and Lane
82 Smith of Marion Providing for
one normal school near Portland and
abolishing all others.
90 Albee To establish a fiscal
agency in New York.
93 Mulit Public bonds free
99 Abraham Game code.
105 Albee Defining vagrancy and
disorderly conduct in the country.
109 Scholfield For a central
hatchery on Columbia.
111 Chase Fixing boundary be
tween Coos and Curry counties.
112 Wood Regulating sale of con
centrated stock foods.
114 Mulit Prohibit false rumors
concerning standing of banks.
125 Smith of Umatilla New mili
128 F. J. Miller Special tax by
districts for roads.
140 Baily Ten hours a day for
females in telephone and telegraph
141 Chase Regulating manner of
filing town plats.
143 Miller of Linn and Lane
Compensation of county commission
ers. 144 Parrish Bank deposits not
drawn upon for seven years to be
paid into the state treasury.
147 Sinnott Time for bringing
libel suits one year.
149 Merryman Providing leath
er pouches for election ballot boxes.
151 Miller of Linn and Lane
Creating conservetion commission.
154 Bailey Deeds and mortgages
to be recorded in bound books.
157 Sinnott Warehouse receipts
to show rate of storage,
delinquent tax lists at expense of
162 Bingham For publication of
delinquent tax lists at expense of de
linquents and not at expense of
167 Kay Regulating mutual fire
Ifi9 Miller of Linn and Lane
Railroads may be laid for construe
tion work on county roads.
(Continued on page two).
This is going to be
Lace and Embroidery
Laces and Embroideries
are now ready. Come In and look over our sample books. We are
showing big lino of Waist nel tn white, cream and also the new
oriental color effec ts which are so popular. Salem's best dressers
tell us that there Isn't a display of NEW SPRING DRESS GOODS
In tho city that "begins to compare with our line. The fact Is that
our dress goods department has the reputation of showing the
strictly correct fabrics every season- at Just the right time. Buy
your new dress pattern for the 8eattle fair now. Don't wait until
all the dress makers are too busy to make It up properly.
in Tan, Oxblood and Black now ready in our Shoe department
This Is a season of novelties and we're showing the latest. Every
thing In men's, women's and children's Shoes at prices that regular
stores can't match.
BARNES CASH STORE
E. T. BARNES, PROPRIETOR
OF THE CITY
PRESIDENT RESSLER REQUESTS
HEARING OF NORMALS
Says Portland Daily Papers Have Vil
ified Normal Institutions of Oregon
for Years. Accused of Graft, In
competence and Dishonesty.
To the Editor of the Independence
In the spirit of "fair play", I should
like to request a hearing on the
Normal School question in Oregon.
The Portland daily papers for years
repeatedly made charges of graft un
til there is an idea abroad that dis
honesty and incompetence are their
Now either these charges are true
or they are untrue. If they are true,
some persons connected with the
schools are guilty and should be ex
posed. The criminals are members of
the legislature, regents .officers or
then it's a gross injustice to continue
instructors. If the charges are untrue,
then it is a gross injustice to publish
In any event, the disposition of the
matter by the legislature has settled
nothing, but has resulted in the great
est hardship to innocent parties.
Certainly it- can be considered no
crime for instructors to accept em
ployment, legally and regularly made
by the Board of Regents. It has
never been considered unlawful or
blameworthy for young men and wom
en to enroll in a school, which pre
pares them to render useful service
to the State and their fellows.
We have - now at Monmouth 112
students who have paid their tuition
and completed three weeks of the
second semester. 36 of these are in
the Senior class. To close down the
school at once will mean a loss of not
less than $50 each to all non-resident
students. Even then they can
not enter any other institution in
the state aud complete the year's
one ot the greatest
seasons ever known
work. I shall not recite the wrongs
to the faculty or innocent citizens
who have moved to these towns for
the benefit of schooling for their
I am engaged in the preparation of
a statement of the case which will be
mailed you in a few days and which
I respectfully request you to publish
If you think proper.
, Very Truly,
E. D. RESSLER.
Monmouth, Oregon, February 23,
Seven Hour Movement
Organized labor throughout the
United States has started a move for
the seven hour day in all lines of work
Harry D. Thomas, secretary of the
Cleveland United Trades and Labor
council and of the Ohio Federation
of Labor, announced the other day
that the agitation for an eight hour
day was only the beginning of the
The ultimate purpose is to reduce
the hours of labor until all men are
employed, even if.it is necessary to
reduce the working time to one hour
a day. Only in this way Thomas
says, can workingmen share with
their employers the benefits of time
and labor saving machinery.
Real Estate Transfers
George E. Cutler et ux sto Birdie
Harris, lot in Dallas, $1200.
Peter Springer et ux to Thomas H
Fennel, 240 acres, t 8 s r 4 w, $1290.
James McEldowney et ux to K tt
McEldowney, one sixth interest in 140
acres " 9 s, r 5 W, $600.
Leander Conner et ux to A C and
R c Thomas, 158 acres, t 6 s r 5 w,
Sheriff Grant to Joseph C Polly
in Buena Vista, $85.
Mrs. E F Harris, and hd to G E
Cutler, 5 acres, 1 7 s, r 3 w, $500.
Frank Gibson to Josiah D Walton
34 acres, t 7 s, r 3 w, $3,450.
Eniil Schindler to William H Pclker
interest in 320 acres t 7 s, r 3 w,
M C Brown to Lott D and Leta W
Brown, 4.86 acres t 7 s, r 5 w, $729.
C F and Etta E Charles to Michael
Smith, 9 acres in t 6 s, r 3 w, $800.
John Warren et ux to Henry Heine,
80 acres in t 6 s, r 8 w, $1200.
J P Holmes et ux to F W Walters
land in West Salem, $10.