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INDEPENDENCE, OREOON, FRIDAY, JANUARY CO, 1111.
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ESTABLISHED 188 J.
OREGON LAWMAKERS WORK AS
Initial Week li Qultt and Little Has
Bean Accomplished Aslds
Ralera -Aside from organisation
and election of presiding officers very
little was accomplished during U
Initial woek of the session by the
state's lawmakers. Scarcely th
groundwork of lnllatln and policy
wan laid during the thre days tbe
aolmia were In session.
Although not In ymn hna the first
week of lawmaking been marked by
grcutor quietude wltn Indications of a
father sedate ii'imhjn, before the ees
Ion la over there may be auuie htgli
grade politic played under the dlroc
tlon of Jay liowernuui. A peculiar
altuatlon exist In both house, and
before the aeaaloQ progreeaaa very far
complications may arise that will re-
ault In a few political sky rockots
Progressive Republicans Control
Although the inxallod progressive
Republicans are In the middle In boll
branches, It la only tnrough the a
ahituoco of a few Republicans whose
' sympathies In the past have not been
wholly ta accord wih the "Oregon
.Systom." Den Soiling was eleced
president of the senate with the help
' of aome four Republicans .who Have
never accepted the entire Oregon
system. In the hou.to. Speaker Jerry
Rusk waa elected by the Republicans
not clasHod as progressiva.
The fun will begin when Senator
Kellaher's resolution to Indorse the
Oregon Bynienv 14 "Vp ftfrrtiyerH--
tlon. The resolution will be the
means of placing on record tho nie-n-bers
of the senate and. Bhow vhere
each ono stands regarding the direct
primary, Initiative and referendum,
tho recall, corrupt practices net and
the rest of the system. This renolu
tlon la to he made the means for a
general and apoclllc attack on United
States Senator Hourno and lnclden
tally upon United States Senator
Chamborlaln. Despite the opposition
It Ib believed there aro enough pro
gressive Republicans and Democrats
to adopt the resolution.
Little Is Accomplished.
As to actual accomplishments,
there have boon few in the first week.
There appears to bo a tendency to
hold down the number of bills Intro
duced, for there have been but 66 In
troduced, and of these only 30 have
come from, the house. Usually, the
first week of the legislature sees
about 100 or more bills Introduced and
the printing office congested. Of the
60 'bills alroady presented, there are
few of first Importance. The big leg
islation, such as the new judicial sys
tem, the compensation act, reappor
tionment for the new congressional
district, and the like, will not appear
until the coming week.
Bowerman Plan for Districting State.
In his message to the legislature
Mr. Bowerman recommended . the dis
tricting of the state Into districts
equal in number to the membership
of the house and the senate, one mem
ber to each branch 'of the legislature
to be chosen from the districts so es
tablished. It is not known that the
recommendations of Mr. Bowerman
will be embodied in a bill, but, regard
less of whether or not they are, it Is
Incumbent on this legislature to re
dlstrlct the state Into senatorial and
representative districts. This duty Is
imposed on the legislature by a pro
vision of the state constitution which
directs the state's lawmaking body
shall bo redlstrlct the state following
a fltate or federal census.
Want PuMlo Service Commission.
Not fewer than two bills will t
offered on the subject of a public ser
vice commission. One will propose
such an organlaition for the control
f corporations in Multnomah County
alone. Another will be state-wide In
Its provisions. It Is not improbable
that a third bill on this subject will
Would Ditch Vatoad Bills.
Bunator Rowerinan will probably be
one of the leaders in an active oppo
sition wblcb will develop against III
coiuildereUon of any of the M vetoed
bills which have Immki returned from
the governor after the last regular
session, lis declares that theee bills
are all dead, that a special eeelon
Intervened between the last regular
nn too, and the present se anion, and
that the bills should bave been voted
upon at the special session,
Ttie constitution In Section IS of
Article V provides Chat the bills sha
be acted upon at the "nsit session."
There ta no meot'on of regular see
slm. and It U the contention of How
ennan that plainly the legislature
should have voted npoA them at that
time. In tbe bouse bills" vetoud by
Oovernor Chamberlain were prlncl
Clpally relating to Increases of salary
for various county and district offi
cers, Chamberlain exercising bin pre
rogutJve In connection with all ot
those. Other vetoes of house bills
were In relation to appointment of a
board of trustees of the McLaughlin
Home at Oregon City, a horticultural
bill and other minor measures.
There were 23 senate bills vetoed.
These Included Mils relating to ex
amination before securing a marriage
license; defining vagrancy; reglstra
tlon of voters; exemption of "bonds
from taxation; making it a misde
meanor to circulate' false statements j
concerning the condition of a bank; !
publishing delinquent tax li.ts; d flirt j
lug the boundaries of Coos and Curry
counties; relating to fishing near IIkIj
ways; providing for preparation of a
syllabi of supreme court cases; Dr
Owena-Adalr sterilization bill; provld-
lug for organization of new Counties
and a number of bills In reference to
salaries for county officers.
Officer Against Emergency Clause.
Speaker Rusk of the house adds bis
voice to that of President Selling of
the senate in emphatic declaration
that emergency clauses will have hard
sledding during the present session of
World's Ofeeteoi Awte Breed
er Suepeedod Fee Year.
NEW OFFICERS IN
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE
C'-n-rul Gibson I'oat, No. fit, and The Independence High B hool d-
Genera) Gibson KelL-f C'orpa, No. 42. bating team will meet tbe Dallas
held a Jo nt Installation In their ball nigh tM-nool one week from Saturday,
last Saturday. The lnvt..l guests Independence will have the negative
present w-re Deputy Pres. V. K. C, of the question, without reference
Mr. Llzse Smith of Salem; and to the last state election; resolved:;
Mr. Hattle Cameron, Department That the method of Single Taxation
Treasurer, and lhi teachers of the should be adopted. j The annual Farmers Week cours
Independence schools. It was a very you are all cordially Invited to be at tho Oregon Agricultural College
protty occasion and greatly enjoyed present, and help our town team win. has been aet for February 13 to IS
by all in attendance. a small admission fee will be charg- mi the plans for the week are being
Peter Cook acted as Installing of- ed to defray expenses., On the earns rapidly brought to completion. la
flct-r of the Post and .Mr. Llixle Bight our affirmative team will go to addition to the regular lecture and
Smith Installed the Corps. IsiUi ny. i , ey ie ili.ing some ei- demonstration work in fruitgrowing,
The Corps officers were Installed cellent work In debating are: Affirm- orchard work, marketing, aoils, drain
as follows: President, Mlaa Iima atVe( Basle Hartn.an, Ernest Wll- age, farm management, stock raising,
Ewlng; Sen. Vice Ir-., Mrs. Lavilla iamg and Marlon Butler. Negative, home management, insect and disease
Cooper; Chaplain, Mrs. Kllia Ewlng; Vale Hlltebrand. Cecil Swope, Ray pests, butter and cheese making a id
Treasurer, Mn. .Mlwle Fetzor; Con- Williams and Floyd Browne. kindred subjects, two special features
ductor, Mrs. Esther Morgan; Guard. Independence la not only being well jn the form of discussions and demon-
Mrs. Sarah Burright; AstlHtant Con- represented this year In athletica aud stratlons on the subject of good roads
SHEEHAN IS NAMED
i!j!ili!,-.I,lad.ra for, e'meiU.-cWIt.thftJUaj County man and
goucy clauses, which have the effect
of puttlDg laws Into force without
opjwrtuiilty for use of the referendum.
will be told to halt unless they can
show absolute necessity.
The legislature is tho solo Judge as
to the existence of tho emergency.
With President Selling and Speaker
Rusk strongly opposed to fictitious
"emergencies," the coming session
may be made comparatively free from
too frequent use of the harmless-look
ing clause which so often brlng3 up
the rear paragraph of bills when they
Take Apportionments from Speaker.
In ihe house, under the leadership
of Eaton, defeated candidate for
spouker, strenuous efforts were made
to take out of the hands of Speaker
Rusk tue appointment of the 42 stand
It has been frankly charged by
Eaton and his colleagues that in con
sideration of Thompson's retirement
from the speakership contest and hi
support of Rusk. Rusk conceded 40
Thompson the naming of most of the
In the senate no effort was made
to deprive President Selling, as pre-
iding ofllcer, of the privilege of com
posing his own comm:ttees.
May Simplify County Division.
Solution of the county dlvlslo:
question, so that a deluge of plans foi
creating new counties will not go on
the ballot at the next election, Is be
ing studied by all members of the
legislature and several bills on the
subject are to be introduced, besides
consideration of a votoed bill of last
session bearing on the same subject.
Sterilization BUI Up Again.
Having assured herse'.f that if her
sterilization bill is passed by the leg
islature It will not meet with veto by
the governor, as It did three years
ego, Dr. Owens-Adair is busy lining
up members of the legislature to pass
tbe bill over the veto when It
State May 8crub Pupils.
Keep school children clean by a
compulsory process, require that they
carry no disease by dirt into the
schools with them and that Gtey be
tree from vermin, arc ideas fathered
by Senator Chase of Coos, who will
either introduce a bill to Ibis effect
himself or will arrange to have it in
corporated in a bill to be Introduced
by tbe legislative committee ot tbe
Continued on page 2
Twenty-flvs Bolt and Deadlock
Albany, N. Y. William F. Sheehan
was nominated as the Democratic
candidate for United States Senator
at the Joint caucua of Democratic
legislators, receiving 62 votes, four
more than a majority of all the Dem
ocratic members of both bouHes.
Twenty-five legislators bolted the
caucus and, if all those-who entered
the caucua vote for Sheehan, the ab
sentees can prevent his election, be
cause a majority of all the members
of both houses present and voting is
necessary for election.
Eaton Roasts Enemies.
Salem, Ore. Senator Bourne, ex
Senator Fulton and W. S. U'Res were
severely arraigned by Representative
Eaton of Lane In a speech in the
House of Representatives for their
participation In the organization of
the present Legislature. Eaton's ad
dress., which was in some particulars
sensational, was delivered as a vale
dictory, following the unsuccessful at-
ductor, Mrs. Mangle Finch; Asalst- debating, but all grades above the
ant Gif!ird, Mrs. Sadie Howard. third have entered tho County Spel-
; After the Installation the ladles of i8 contest and in the first contest
tbe Corps served a bountiful lunch tUa gln grade, under Prof. Buell, has
which wag enjoyed by all present.
LETTERS OF CONGRATULATION
won first place, a::d several of the
other grades are well to the top.
This U something we Justly feel prou
of, as only a few years ai?o
plaint wag almost unanimous
for the state and Irrigation in the
Willamette Valley will be aided to
A large corps of special lecturer,
many of whom are representative
men of this state, have been secured
to assist the College experts in car-
corn- rying on the work. This has made
In re- It possible to fill every hour of the
gard to the poor spelling of the 8th day from eight In the morning uutll
ten at night with special features.
.ample copies of Tbe Enterprise Eraje
sen$ abroad are daily bringing re-
suits and many complimentary letters
havi been received from friends In OLD SOLDIER TORTURED
our former home town. Dr. F. D.
Levtla, an eminent young physician "For years I suffered unspeakable brin up for discussion and demon
The work will deal entirely with
vital problems which are claiming
the attention of the people of Oregon.
Those in attendance will be urged
of Tiverton, writes under date of torure from indigestion, constipation Btratlon subjects In which they- are
Jan lary 13, as follows: and l ver trouble", wrote A. K. SmIU particularly interested and which per-
"pear friend: I received a copy cf a war veteran at Erie, Pa., "but Dr. tajn to the pecular problems aris-
thej Enterprise, and looked it over Kln?'s New Life Pills fixed me all lng out of tnelr experience and which
very carefully. It is a neat little right TheyVe simply great Try them arJ charcteristlc of their particular
weekly and I wish to congratulate fjr any stomach l.ver or kidney trou con,munty. The work will be' carried
you) and I most sincerely wish you ble. Only 2oc at all druggists . very Jnucn , the form of' a iar?e
loads of success." --. !r,rmpr, inatltuta with a sneclal di-
vision giving particular attention to
Ft E. Wray, furniture dealer and
Jeweler, writes under the same date:
"Dear Friend: I just received a
sauiide. copy of your paper and am
glad to note that you are again at
you favorite vocation. Hope that
youf new location will prove satisfac
tory' and that your adventure will
be a financial success."
his associates to wrest from Speaker
Rusk the nppolntment of the House
MEETING IN DISORDER
Tacoma, Wash. The session of the
Washington Equal Suffrage Associa
tion ended in a row in the climax of
which tears were shed, a fist or two
shaken and some headgear got much
off its balance.
The convention In Tacoma Music
hall resolved itself into a veritable
fhree-ring circus with Mrs. Emma
Smith DeVoe, president of the state
association, presiding at a meeting of
delegates In the basement, the vener
able Abigail Scott Duniway, of Port
land, acting as chairman of a gather
ing up stairs, and Mrs. George B.
Smith, of Seattle, and Mrs. Mary Ark
wrlght Mutton, of Spokane, harrang
ing a crowd on the steps, Mrs. Smith
In tears, very angry and with her hat
At the final meeting of the delegates
of the National Council of Women
Voters in this city, it was decided to
organize an advisory board, headed
by Governor J. H. Brady, of Idaho
Isaac W. Stevens, of Denver, waa
named as a member of the board,
and other members will be announced
by Governor Brady later.
National headquarters have been lo
cated In Tacoma to be used until aftei
the National convention of 1912.
Miss Mamie Mack and Elbert Pet
erson were trading in Monmouth Fri
J. Clark was a guest of his sister
Mrs. Belle Sullivan, at Monmouth
The election of Prof. J. II. Acker
mnu as president of the State Normal
School at Monmouth, was indeed a
wise move on the part of the board
ofregents which met in Salem Mon
day. With such an able Instructor
at the .head the success of the In
stitution is assured.
Prof. Ackerman, for the past twe
Jve years, has been, superintendent
of public instruction In the state and
has proved to be a man of great
value in the causeofeducation.
the various features of home making
A poultry show, at which the best
'owls In the Northwest will be ex
hibited, is scheduled for the last day
ot the session. This feature, in con
nection with the special work on
good roads and irrigation, will add
(treatlv to the scope of the work.
"tMfsVina Fishback went to Carlton' Indications are 'that last year's at
fi.,,Dr -w cho urn ho pmninv. tendance of 400 will be more than
ed la her brother's bakery. j "bled this session. Dean Cord-
J ley reports that communications are
A. J.Shipley, who has been teach- j coming In in much greater numbers
lng at Smithfield, was obliged to than ever before and that the gen
return home and abandon the school: eral Interest throughout the state
temporary on account of the deep 8eems to Justify the belief that the
Bnow , College will be crowded to its utmost
.' f I during this week. The railroads have
Venejta Waller of Monmouth, vlsite 'promised to give special rates for
with ber friend, Belle Rogers, last j accommodations for the visitors.
t l l
Joe Hansman, wife and daughters.
Myrtle and Vernie, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Milt Bashley.
W. E. Lynch of Dallas, was
the city on business yesterday.
America's Biggest Warship Launched
Philadelphia. Splashed with thi
traditional bottle of champagne, th
battleship Arkansas, the largest war
ship ever constructed In this country
was launched from tbe yards of th
New York Shipbuilding Company at
Camden, N. J. '
H fa Own Valuation.
"Belle tells me she Is sorry she ever
married you." said a young lady to the
husband of her dearest friend.
"So she ought to be," he retorted.
"She did some nice girl out of a good
They who have never known pros
perity can hardly be said to be un
happy. It is from the remembrance of
Joys we have lost that the arrows of
affliction are pointed. Emile Zola.
The council met in Its regular semi
monthly sessiom Wednesday evening
but nothing of importance transpired,
If you want to stay out in the rain
and ytet keep dry. come in and see
Conkey, Walker & Lehman. They car
ry everything 1m the way of wet wea
Conkey, Walker & Lehman are
showing the best and latest line of
men's: ladies' and children's shoes
and they will keep your feet dry.
Our men's furnishing goods depart
ment Is well supplied with all the
latest wear for man or boy. Conkey
Walker & Lehman.
Come? kii and see our men's and
boy's clothing and you will not hesi
tate tobuy wlien you see the quality
compared with the price. Conkey
Walker & Lehman.
You will always find our dry goods
department in every detail with all
the latest and best wearing material
and at prices that will please you
Conkey, Lehman & Walker.
SAVES TWO LIVES
"Neither my sister nor myself
might be living today, if it had not
been for Dr. King's New Discovery"
writes A. D. McDonald, of Fayette
N. 'C. R. F. D. No. 8, "for we both
had frightful coughs that no other
remedy could help. We were told my
sister had consumption. She was very
weak and had night sweats but your
wonderful medicine completely cured
us both. It's the best I ever used
or heard of." For sore lungs, coughs,
colds, hemorrhage, lagrlppe, asthma,
hay fever, croup, Whooping cough,
all bronchial troubles, Its suprem
It will never rain rosea. If we want Trial bottle free. 50c and 1.00. Gti- couraging to say the least, but Inde
more roses we must plant more trees. 1 aranteed by all Druggists. pendence is prepared to meet it '
GOES TO ARIZONA
Letha Egleston of Monmouth, vis
ited, with friends here the latter par,
of last week.
No need to take the statement of
someone living far away as evidence.
Here's a case right in this locality.
E. Woods, 22 North 5th St., Salem,
Ore., says: "It gives me pleasure to
recommend Doan.s Kidney Pills. Al
though I have never used this rerue-
by myself, it has been taken by mem
bers of my family for kidney and
bladder trouble with good results.'
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
J. N. Dixon started for Arizona the
latter part of last week where he is
called as a witness in a trial,
in- which the Southern Pacific Rail
road Co. is interested.
Some time ago Mr. Dixon, who is
foreman of the warehouse here, load
ed a car with hops and the same was
consigned to parties in New York.
At some point In Arizona the car
was side-tracked for a day or two,
and during this time parties broke
the seal and stole the contents. It
is understood that they have since
been apprehended and Mr. Dixon is
called as a witness in the trial.
PRIZE RAMS SOLD
J. H. Sherlock of Silverton, was
the city Saturday, a guest of
Time, but No Money.
Street Missionary "My good friend,
why Idle away the precious hours in
this fashion? Don't ycu know that
time is money?
' Loaf er Don't you believe it guv'nor.
If that was so I should be a bloomln'
miljionhalr, I shonld. I've been doing
time on and orf ever since I was a
nipper. London Mall.
Fred A. Koser of Rickreall, ,who
won fame for himself and Polk coun-
in tv at tho recent. Portland sheeD show.
the ; ith his prize winning Cotswold ram,
has sold the animal to H. G. Keyt, of
Perrydale. Local livestock men are
pleased that this county will remain
the home of the "best long wool ram
In the world." Observer.
The Mean Thing.
"Phyllis is the meanest kind of a gos
"What makes you think so?"
"Because she never tells you any
thing herself, but gets you to tell ber
all you know."
The annual tax levy for Polk coun
ty for the year 1911, has been fixed
at 12 mills. This is 1.4 mills higher
than the levy last year. Coming ar
It does .with a high city tax, and othef
demands upon property owners fo
contemplated improvements is dis
R. G. Allen, one of Silverton's re
sponsible young men, has been ap
pointed postmaster at that place to
succeed A. F. Blackerby, who was
also a candidate. Being familar with
with the conditions there we can but
congratulate Mr. Alen upon his suc
cess, and tie patrons of the Silver
ton office upomi the change.
T. R. Ambler has also been appoint
ed postmaster at Mt. Angel to suc
One good modern up to date house
situated on fifth streeet. For par
ticulars inquire of or address J. J.
Williams, Independence. Phone Farm
ers 659. 30-34