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AOIL., X. . HOOD RIYER, OREGON,' FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1898. ; ; , ' NO. 20.
Happenings Both at Home
L ,; V and Abroad.
In teres ting Oulleotlon of Items Froaa
Many Place Called From the Pxese
Report of the Current Week.
German exports to America are Bald
to be decreasing.
In Wisconsin it is. estimated that
600,000,000 pine trees have been de
: itroyed by fires. ." . - - y' 1 ": .
Spanish forces are preparing to leave
Cuba. , . Marching oiders have been
given at several points.
An authentic report received at San
Francisco, says the seal heids of the
northern waters are being rapidly ex
terminated. ;;, ; : '
It is reliably reported that the ulti
matum of the powers to Turkey regard
. ing the island of Crete, has been pre
sented to the sultan.. .'.' :
Advices from Van, Turkey, say fight
ing occurred at Ahmhgord between
Turks and j number of Armenians
from Russia. About 50 Armenians
were killed. .
A Quebec speoial says that Skagway
or Dyea are to be placed under British
administration, and that Canada will
be allowed acoeos to the Yukon by way
of Lynn canal under the treaty now be
ing perfeoted at Quebec.
It is estimated that the total hop
. crop of Washington this season will be
between 27,700 and 80,000 bales. A
considerable portion of the orop has
been already contracted for on a baBis
of 10 and 11 cents per pound.
The- story of the loss of 'the fishing
schooner Bella has reached Seattle.
The captain of the vessel was washed
overboard and drowned.. A member of
the crew was also washed overboard,
but rescued. . The wreok has been
1 beached by the Farallon.
, Fire,, supposed' to have, originated
- from forest fires, burned, half of Cum
berland, Wis., causing a property loss
estimated at . f 225.000. About 25
families are; homeless. Five children
are reported burned tQ death. A large
saw mill is' among the buildings
burned, throwing many out of employ
ment. Bain saved the entire city from
being trarfiedV ' ' ' '
The'ateamship Qaelio has arrived In
San Francisco from Hong Kong and
Yokohama via Honolulu,, bringing the
congressional commission from the lat
ter place., 'In:8peakiiig of the work of
the qmniission-' Senator Culloin said:
"We have done as mnoh as was possi
ble in the time at our disposal, and we
have covered the ground ' thoroughly.
When. We, meet ,ihWashington - we. will
go to works at once on. a report.'? ; , .
Senor Agdncillo, the Philippine rep
' resentaf.ive'who'has gone t6 Washing
ton to psk,(that the insurgents be heard
by ther peace commissioners, at Paris,
lias matle 'public a translation of the
. Philipjiine constitution, which Aguin
aldo was to Lave proclaimed at Malo
Los. By. -this' constitution Aguinaldo
formally renounces the titleof diotator,
and assumes that of president of the
revolutionary government of the Phil
ippines. ;'';;. ', . ""?
The agei Queen Louise of benmark
died a Copenhagen. ' I
American' and Spanish . oommisslon--.
ers. met and breakfasted together in
Paris Thursday, i ;
In Colorado, forest and prairie fires
have done tremendous damage in Routt
count? along the Roaring Fork river,
and down in the San Juan region.
In addition to the troops already or
dered to go to Culja not . later than Oo
itober atl,vtheie'-will follow four more
divisions', throe of infantry' and one of
' eavalnb V-,J- ''
Secretary ' 'Alger has returned to
"-Washington, after his inspection of the
'' army oain'ps.H He says the troops did
not taBe care of themselves, which ao
, . counts.;for their, present condition. ... ..
A man' has been arrested at . Orsova
charged! with 'complicity in a plot to
assassinate tHe king of Ronmania.: The
. police.ieceived timely warning and the
attempt waaV: frustrated. . A phial of
poison, a tlagger and eeveral other
weapons were-found in the man's pos
session. ,.f?-'''- ' :' ;:';,;
' Striking union .coalminers and ' im
ported, negroes' engaged in a pitched
battle in the main street" of Pana, 111.
Several hundred, shots were fired. No
one was wounded in the ranks of : the
union :men... The negroes, ' it is be-
- lieved had several, wounded men, and
jone died after reaching the stockades.
A dispatch to the New York Herald
from "Panama, - Colombia, ,- says: , It
' may be "plated. , with entire confidence
that Colombia has not defied Italy by
declining'('to : pay the Cerruti olaim.
The dispute with Italy Is regarded as
settled' sofar1 aS the award of President
(Cleveland, in i the' 'case is -concerned.
ISixty pounds sterling has already been
ipaid td -Ernesto. Cerruti for personal
damages, and the payment of the lia
bilities of Cerruti & Co. has been guar-
an teed. ' ' .
A London special from Bombay says
a ferry-boat capsized while orossing the
Andus river, and 100 passengerB were
drowned. " ' "
The Hawaiian Star says the new gov
ernment of Hawaii is to be territorial
in form, , with one representative in
congress. .
Dr. David J. Hill, of, Rochester, N.
Y., has been appointed first assistant
secretary of state to succeed John B.
Moore, resigned. : , .'
The Paris Figaro states that Count
D'Aubigne, French charge d'affaires at
Munich, will leplace M. Cambon as
minister at Washington. Cambon will
go to Madrid. ' '
Thirty thousand people were present
to witness the launching of the battle
ship Illinois at Newport News.Va.
Many prominent persons were present
from the national capital. ' " '
. : The American authorities in Manila
have invited all' the ' schoolteachers to
resume the instruction of their classes.
The schools have been closed since the,
surrender of Manila to the Amej-ioans.
Upon separate ballots being taken in
the Oregon legislature Tuesday ; in
Salem, H. W. Corbett received 36
votes, Judge Bennett, 24. and M. C.
George, 10. Forty-six votes are re
quired on joint ballot to elect.
A. P. Swineford, ex-governor of
Alaska, while in Chicago declared the
prospectors who have returned gold less
from that region were unsuccessful be
cause of lack of foresight . in failing to
prepare for life in a new country., ;
In consequence of serious disorders
due to the presence of the insurgents
in the vicinity of Manzanillo, General
Lawton has dispatched thither the
steamer Reina de Los Angeles with one
battalion of four companies from 'the
Third imraunes under Colonel Day.'
Evacuation is well nigh oompleted
and the Stars and Stripes will soon
wave over the entire island ' of Porto
Rico. The Spanish and Amerioan com
missioners have worked in peifeot har-
,mony. The Spanish made no attempt
to delay the carrying out of the terms
of the protocolbut on the contrary
were anxious to return to Spain. ':
' Isaao Schlesinger, his wife and two
children were held prisoners 14 hours
at their home in West-Taylor street,
Chicago, by a crowd of 200 boys. . Dur
ing most f this time the family were
compelled to go without food, as their
larder was empty. They were in con
stant fear that an attack-, would be
made upon them. '., ., .'-,,
. - In, the case" brought ' by Governor
Pingree, of Michigan, to compel the
Michigan Contral railway to sell mile
age tiokets at a flat 2 cents, the Wayne
county district court holds that the
company, under its special charter, has
a right to fix its own tolls, and that
this is a vested, right whioh the state
njust pay for if it takes it away. .
A report from General Otis to the
department states that the total. num
ber of deaths among the troops at the
Philippines in three months was 87. .
1 The state department has issued'
circu'ar instructing the United States
consulates to half-mast their flags in
memory of the late Ambassador Bayard.
A warrant is but for the arrest of
United States' Senator Quay. Himself
and son and other prominent Pennsyl
vania! are charged with having '.used,
state moneys from the People's bank to
speculate in stocks. , '
Thirty miles from" yMurfreesboro",
Tenn., four prominent men were assas
sinated by John Hollingsworth and
several of his friends, who fired . upon
them from ambush. :. Hollingsworth
was later captured and shot by a posse.
General Fitzhugh Lee's corps will go
to Cuba this month. The general
health of his command is excellent.
The camp at Jacksonville, Fla., is well
watered and in splendid sanitary condi
tion. - Cuba, the general thinks, will
bo divided into military departments.'
: The steamer Fastnet has arrived at
Vancouver, B. C, from Skagway with
half a million in dust, and with news
.that a million more was on the wharf
when the Fastnet left. , There will . be
but one more boat from Dawson, - the
Columbia, whioh .will bring down a
large amount of treasure. '
Captain Dreyfus, whether guilty or
innocent, has certainly oaused a verita
ble oyolone of passion to be let loose,
and Paris was in a turmoil all .Sunday.
Crowds, scuffle, uproar and arests was
the programme of the day. About a
score of people are said to have been
seriously wounded in the various free
fights. ' .-. '"; "" '
Secretary Long, upon advices reoeived
at the state department, which show
the existence of threatening conditions
in China, has ordered Dewey to send
two warships immediately from Manila
to a point as near the Chinese capital
as possible for a warship to approach,
The vessels selected are the Baltimore
and Petrel.
, Bertha Beilstein killed her mother
in Pittsburg, Pa., and later put several
bullets into her own body, from the
effects of whioh she oannot recover.
The only explanation the girl has given
for her terrible deed were these words:
"1 was tired of life. It held no pleas
ure for me. I wanted to die and did
not want mother to live and fret over
my death. For that reason I killed
Being Rushed by the Amer
icans 'at 'Paris.
Report of Retention of the Philippines
Stupefies Madrid Will Resist to the
Verge of Hostilities."' '-', , '
' Paris, Oot. 6. Major-General Mer
ritt reached Paris today. The Ameri
can peace commission held a session
this morning preparatory to, a second
meeting with the Spanish commission
ers this afternoon.
; Today's session lasted until 4 o'clock,
at which hour the commissioner! ad
journed, to meet at 2 o'clook next Fri
day afternoon, such interval being de
1 sired and ' necoessary to allow separate
consideration' by each 'commission ot
matters before the' joint ' commission..
The Interval will he thus filled with
work' by each commission, the ultimate
results i being so facilitated. The sec
retary of. the .Spanish , commission, will
arrive tonight, and the interval will
also be employed by the secretaries
jointly in maturing plans for the. work
of procedure. While the 'American
commissioners were at luncheon today,
General Merritt called at their hotel,
but did not wait to see the commission.
He Wjjll call again tomorrow, to. see
members of the commission.' ' -.
The Spanish and American commis
sioners will be . received tomorrow by
President Fauro. " The hour fixed for
the reception of the Americans is 3:45
in the afternoon.' General Morritt will
accompany the Americana to this func
tion, which will be held at the Palace
de Elysee.
The opinion, is now held that the
work ot the commissioners may be fln-
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insuuu Wllillll H IllUIltlJ AIUIU prues-
ent time. While it is the general im
pression that' today's-' meeting was
again devoted to preliminary work,
and that the . adjournment to Friday
was taken only to enable the secretaries
to draw up a 'schedule of work, the
representative of. the press learns that
the session was highly' important, and
that the Americans have made a de
mand of such character that - the'Span
iards find it necessary to ask' for an ad
journment in order- to enable them to
-consult with: the-governmont at Madrid.
It is believed that the question con
cerns the- Philippines,. and it Is known
that the Americans are highly pleased
at having so soon.' reached , what they,
oonsider a very important phase ot the
negotiations, and consider the two sea-'
sions thus far held as very satisfactory
to America. : ' -. -
The fact that a member of the com
mission e'tpiesaed the belief that work
would be:;ooinpletad within a month
indicates a happy frame of mind.
. i In the Spanish camp great hopes are
built on what s' they believe , General
Merritt will advise,; namely, that the
Philippines are1' incapable of self-government,
and that the whole situation
does not warrant Amerioa in taking the
responsibility for the entire Philip
pines. ; The Spanish commissioners are
quite ready to give whatever America
asks in the way of coaling stations, but
will resist - more, to the verge of a, re
newal of hostilities. ; -v -
a Madrid Worried. .. . . , . t
Madrid, Oct. 5. The reported inten
tion of the United States government
to retain the whole of the Philippines
has area ted almost a state of stupefac
tion here, and it is semi-offlcially an
nounced that the Spanish government
has resolved to vigorously, combat any
action which, it is olaimed, the terms
of the peaoe protocol preolude. Gen
eral Eios, governor of the Visayas
islands, reports to the government an
other defeat of the insurgents. The
Spanish volunteers, he says, also re
pulsed an insurgent attack on the town
of Basan, and killed 81 of the attack
ing force. " . . ' .,
Reported Scheme to Form ft Combine
of Warship and Gun Factories.
Cleveland, O., Oot. 5. An evening
paper says one of the most gigantic pro
jects for a combination of capital, is be
ing examined in this city.-1 It is noth
ing less than an attempt to .unite the
warship building interest and armor
plate and gun-making interests of the
world into one great syndicate. Men
of international,., reputation in. the
financial and' manufacturing world are
in the deal. The projectors claim
they can raieeaoapitalof $200,000,000.
Among the Clevelanders who are in
the deal Is said to be Colonel Myron T.
Herrick, president of the Society of
Savings, and Robert Wallace, president
of the Cleveland Ship Building Com
pany. Dr. Gatling,. the famous in
vetor of guns, has been here in confer
ence with ptlier men in the deal. Arm-'
strong, the iiiventor of the gun which
bears his name, has also . been here.
Andrew Camegie Is one of the ' ohief
men in the negotiation. Robert Wal
lace is now in the West with several
foreigners. Before he returns he will
stop at San Francisco, and the proprie
tors of the Union Iron Works will be
approached as to whether they will
come into the denl.
Critical - Condition of the . Army in
' ; Porto Rico. ' ;
Ponoe, Porto Rico, Oct. 5. It is the
well-grounded and almost' unanimous
'opinion of the medical staff of the
American army in Porto Rico that the
condition of the volunteer forces here
necessitates their immediate removal
north. Sickness is increasing, and has
been increasing duiing the past three
weeks at an alarming rate. Today the
siok report shows over 2,700 in hos
pitals or in quarters, out of a total com
mand of 10,000 men; that is, over 25
per cent of the troops are on the siok
list. v This, however, does not mean
that there is an- effective strength of
7,500 men.' ' The soldiers discharged
from the hospitals as fit for duty are in
nine cases out of ten incapable of serv
ice, and if ordered on duty are almost
invariably back in the hospitals within
a few days.
The medical officers have found that
the convalescents do not, and seeming
ly cannot, recover their strength in
this olimate, and for this reason they
are being sent north as rapidly as pos
sible, several hundred leaving every
week. ,'-.'. ;-;'" V '.,.' . " :
Several Lives Were Lost in Wisconsin
." ,; Woods.
,u Cumberland, .Wis., Oot. 5. The
bodies of a man and a boy were found
today in the woods between A mena and
Poskin Lake, burned beyond recogni
tion. Several nersons are still missing.
Peter Ecklund, .who was seriously
burned by' forest fires, was brought to
this city today in a critical condition,
and it is thought he cannot live. A
4-year-old daughter of Rudolph Miller,
and the 7-year-old son of Nets Swanson
were . found in the woods, miles
northeast of Almena, so badly burned
that they cannot recover, ; :
Mrs. Frank Heinricbmeier, at Poekin
Lake, died this morning, as a result of
fright and exhaution in fighting fires.
Relief rooms were opened today, and
relief is being extended to starving
families. The fire is still roaring on
one side of this city, but the gieatest
danger is believed, to be over. . Near
the town of Johnston, Polk county,
eight miles distant, heavy loss of farm
property is reported today, and fires
are still raging. ! ,
Thousands of Tons Have Entered Oer
, -many Without a Certificate.
Berlin, Oct. 5. A most important
revelation regarding American pork was
made by the German government an
nouncement in , the semi-official press
today, that It has received information
showing that American pork had en
tered Germany . without certificate.
The United States embassy confirms
the report that the discovery had been
made that thousands of tons of Ameri
can pork have been imported' through
a number 'of custom houses for . years
past without certificates. Theembadsy
has requested the foreign office to in
struct the custom house to insist in
every case upon a certificate. 1 '
No .American firm is implicated in
these transactions, whioh explain the
alleged discoveries . of trichinae in
American pork. - German dealers in
American pork offered in July last a
reward of 1,000 marks for a oase of
human trichinosis due to Amerioan
pork, and three months have passed
without anybody claiming the money.
Foreign Ministers at Peking- Hold an
Emergency Meeting.
' London, Oct.' 5. A special dispatch
from Shanghai says that telegrams from
Peking have been detained . two days.
The last telegram received, according
to this dispatch, announced that the
foreign ministers had held an emer
gency meeting. The German warship
at Kiau Chou, it also stated, had start
ed hurriedly for Taku the day before.
Marquis It'o, who, it is understood,
is .visiting China, for the purpose of
arranging an offensive and defensive
alliance betwen China and .Japan, has
left Tien-Tsin ' for Shanghai, owing to
the impossibility of prosecuting nego
tiations during the crisis.
The foreign ministers, it is stated,
forbade any foreign residents going to
Peking. It is expected that Sir Claude
MacDonald, the, British minister,
shall surrender Kang Yu Wei.
Yamantsu, leader of the rebellion,
in the Sze Chuen province, has issued
a proclamation ordering the extermina
tion of all foreigners.
.... , Mob Menacing Foreigners. -
'' London, Oct. 5. The Peking corre
spondent of the Daily. Chronicle', .tele
graphing Saturday by way of Shanghai,
says: , "A mob is menacing foreign
ers. The wife of the Italian minister
was attacked yesterday, while on her
way to church, and several Americans
oomihg from the railroad were wound
ed by stones. . , '
"' "The foreign ministers ' have 'sent a
collective note to the government, ask
ing for the- suppression of these out
rages, and the punishment of: the cul
prits.".,,, ' ,' .- ,' ".. ; ' . .
' Wheels Moving A gain.
. Lawrence Mass. , Oct. 6. The Wash
ington mills started up in all depart
ments this morning, after a partial
shutdown of several weeks. ' About
4,500 hands are now employed.
Sixty Bills and 25 Resolutions Intro
duced In Senate, and 86 Bills and
35 Resolutions in House, '
' Both houses of the Oregon legisla
ture adjourned early Friday afternoon
until Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock;
and most of the members left town
over Sunday.: , Everything about the
state printer's office is running at high
pressure to get the bills already intro
duced in shape.
. In the senate 60 bills have been in
troduced, and have gone to the printer.
Some 25 resolutions have also been
handled there. In the house the num
ber of bills introduced is 86, and reso
lutions, including joint and concur
rent. 85. , , ',;,' ' .' ' .. '
Proceedings in Detail.,
The senate opened at 10 A. M. Fri
day with prayer by Rev. Hornsohucb
A communication from the secretary
of Btate was received, forwarding the
correspondence on the matter of consti
tutional amendments between his office
and that of the attorney-geneial, with
the adverse opinion of the latter officer.
It was referred to the judiciary com;
The committee on agrioulture was
permitted to leave the senate until
Monday in order to visit Corvalhs.,
Resolutions were introduced as fol
lows: ''. ,
By Miohell, that the sergeant-at-
arms furnish the senators with three
daily papers, he making the selection.
- By Reed, for a joint committee to
inspect the building and business of
the Oregon Soldiers Home at Rose
burg; adopted and ordered printed.
Bills were introduced as follows: -By
Michell, to establish a rule of
pleading in case of arson; read first and
second time by title and refeired to the
committee on judiciary. By Morrow,
amending the statute creating the sixth
judioial distriot. By Wade, giving the
pieference in employment to old sol
diers and veterans. By Reed, amend
ing the statute to protect salmon and
othe food fishes of the stte; read a
second time by title and referred to the
committee on fisheries. ... ,'
The senate then took a recess until
2 P. M.
In the House. '
In the house the committee on agri
culture was excused until Monday, so
that the members might visit the agri
cultural college at Corvallis and in
vestigate the recent fire in accordance
with the governor's message.
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Topping, changing the location
of the county seat of Coos county from
Empire City to Coquille City. By
Freoland, to regulate the scale of sal
aries for county officers who are; now on
fees, and also establishing trial fees.
By Gray, giving preference to honora
bly discharged Union soldiers in work
on public works. By Palmer, making
the legal rate of interest 6 per cent, ex
cept on contracts, where it can be made
8 per cent by stipulation between the
persons interested, but regulating the
right of private parties to examine the
public recoids and make suoh notes as
are wished. By Thompson, regulating
the salaries of Washington oounty offi
cers as follows: County clerk, f 1,800;
recorder, 1,000; sheriff, $1,800.
' The house then adjourned ' until 2
P. M. -. I. .
At the afternoon session bills were
introduced as-follows: ; ' ,
By Ross, to abolish estates in entire
ty. By Hill, prohibiting the sale ol
railroad tickets by other than regular
agents of roads. By Freeland, fixing
the terms of court in the sixth-judicial
district. By Marsh, to establish the
boundary lines of Washington county.
A number of bills introduced at the
commencement of the session came up
for a second reading and went to the
proper committees.
The veto messages of the governor
came up in the house today on a special
order. One in regard to sheriff's fees,
etc., in the case of embezzlement by an
official of Douglas oounty, was referred
to the Douglass county delegation for
a report. ,
Ex-Representative U'Ren had intro
duced in the house an amendment to
the constitution of the state, section 1,
article 4, to agree with the populistic
platform providing for the initiative
and referendum; indefinitely postponed.
A report of the committee on resolu
tions recommended that the resolution
providing for an investigation of the
state military board be not adopted,
owing to the chaotic state in which the
military board is now in owing to the
war. - '
The house adjourned until Monday.
Freeland of Morrow, introduced -, a
bill to make a change in the salaries of
sheriff and county clerk in Morrow
county, reducing each from $2,400 to
$2,000 a year. ; - ,. . '
Representative Ross of Multnomah,
introduced the briefest .bill of this or
any other session, it is believed. It is
a bill for an act abolishing tenancy by
entireties, and reads as follows:
"That tenancy by entireties is here
by abolished." r
This is to do away with the common
law rule that personal estates shall go
in entirety to the husband or wife in
case of the death of the other j instead
of descending to heirs. The disposal
of real estate is already-arranged for by
Considerable Routine Business Tran-sacted-r-Astoria
Charter Amended.
Much routine business was transacted
in the two hours the legislature was in
session Monday afternoon. . ,
The senate received four new bills, ;
one of whioh was finally passed under
suspension of the rules an amendment
to the Astoria charter to enlarge the
powers of the common council. Twen-ly-eightj
bills were advanced through
the second reading, and half a dozen,
resolutions were concurred in. .'
.' The Astoria charter amendment also
went through the house, as did a bill
to give Tillamook, county two terms of
court each year instead of one, and a
bill to authorize Coos county to sell '
certain property that had been pur
chased for a courthouse site, but had
been found unsuitable. A dozen new
bills were intioduced in the "house,
eight others passed second reading, and
. five resolutions were handled. ;
By the agreement of the senate to the
resolution authorizing an investigation
of the insane asylum and , the concur
rence of the house in a resolution to in
vestigate the Soldiers' Home at Rose
burg, . the fourth investigation of- the
session was set on foot, the others being
of the penitentiary and of the secretary
of state's office, which are already hi
progress. . .
One of the resolutions introduced by
Ross of Multnomah, and passed, is for
arranging appropriate exercises 1 for a
joint meeting of the two houses Febru
ary 14, to celebrate the 40th anniver
sary of the admission of Oregon as a
state and the 50th anniversary of ex
tending United States laws over Ore
gon, the governor being requested to
appoint a committee for a semi -e'en ten
nial ce'ebration in Portland, June 15.
. The last member to appear at roll-call
this session is Representative Donnelly,
of Grant,' who had been absent in Ten
nessee and only arrived Monday.
When the general agents .of insur
ance oompanies have an opportunity to
read the bill introduced by. Fordney of
Wallowa, in the house, they will, it la
understood, take immediate steps to
defeat it. The bill provides for the
retention and investment of the legal
reserve on all policies to be written in
the future in the state. A failure to
comply with the provisions of the bill
will entail a forfeiture of the license of
the offending company.
' 1 The Senate.
: Bills were introduced in the senate
Monday as follows:
By Kelly To repeal the act regulat
(ing the sale of adulterated food and
medicines. -
By Adams Providing for the taxa- '
tion of dogs and kindred subjects.
By Mulkey To incorporate the town
of Monmouth. : '
By Fulton To amend the statutes
relating to the incorporation of the city
of Astoria; passed. ' .- ;
' 1 '. "': The House.
In the house Monday afternoon, bills
were introduced as follows: '
By Flagg To incorporate the oity of
Salem. It provides for bonding out
standing warrant indebtedness and aims
to secure better sanitary conditions. -'
By Stanley To reimburse the Omaha
fair commissioners in the sum of $18,
000. By Curtis Amending the ' general
laws in relation to the administrative
department so that the term of the gov
ernor shall commence the second Mon
day in January after his election.
,By Sherwin Amending the chartor
of Ashland; passed.
By Maxwell Amending the miscel
laneous laws in regard to the time of
holding elections iii the fifth judicial
distriot. , v
. By Stillman Compelling persons or
corporations operating sleeping" cars lo
keep upper berths closed when not oc
cupied, and imposing $500 fine tor vio
lations. . - '
By Hobkirk A bill which is intend
ed to remedy certain alleged irregular
ities in the manner in which the rec
ords of Multnomah county are kept,
and throwing the same open to the gen
eral public.
Wade of Union, introduced in the
senate a bill for an act giving prefer
ence in appointment and employment
to honorably discharged Union soldiers
and sailors, in every department of the
state, and in counties and cities and on
public works. It is provided that age,
loss of limb, or other physical impair
ment whioh does not in fact incapaci
tate, shall not be deemed to disqualify
them, provided they possess the busi
ness capacity to discharge the duties of
the position involved. It is also speci
fied that no such soldier or sailor now
holding any such position, unless for
a definite term, shall be removed, ex
cept for cause shown after due hearing.
The measure is not made to apply to
confidential positions. Failure on the
part of appointing officers to observe
the letter and spirit of the law is made
a misdemeanor. ; ".,'..' '
The Baker City charter bill was the
first measure to pass both houses. Its
chief purpose is to relieve the present
city officials of office. 1 They were elect
ed more than four years ago, and then
the oity charter was amended, and by
inadvertence it failed to provide for any '
election. So the mayor and councilmen
have had to continue to hold office,
greatly to the envy of politicians else
where. The new oharter remedies the
difficulty. ' .