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It is further noted that the great
philanthropist Carnegie, is literally
robbing l'eter to pay Paul, in bis good
work of distributing libraries, lie is
asses-ed in the Empire State on a per
sonal property-showing of five millions
of dollars, when it is known that l.is
holding- of that character exceed four
times that amount. John 1). liocke
fell- r i- down for two and a half mil
lions, and is notably the Cro-ius of the
world. Uussell Sage is listed for two
millions, which hardly covers his pock
et money for margins on speculation,
and the Vanderbilts claim that they
arc worth only four millions, which
would indeed he a high valuation on
everything connected with their indi
viduality, except property, which cov
ers twenty times the amount returned
in personal estate left by William H.
Vwndcrbilt alone, that has since large
ly augmented in volume and value.
J. Pierpont Morgan, lately called the
finance king of the world, docs not re
turn eveu $300,000, the maximum sum
that seems to be agreed upon by aris
tocratic taxpayers, although it is re
ported he mado twelve millions value
of personal property, as commission,
on a single deal with the steel trust.
Neither are the Astors on the list,
when their monthly deposits from
rentals on realty are known to amount
to millions of dollars.
The trouble of all this is that the
bouest taxpayer pays his full share
and a large proportion of that which
should be paid by those better able to
pay. The costs of the public service
require a certain amount of revenue to
be collected, and nobody can shirk
without imposition upon bis neighbor.
That the legality of a tax levy is im
paired by lack of uniformity and equal
ity seema to be eutirely forgotten or
ignored in these days of frenzied
finance, or may it not be under the
belief that the practice is so common
as to establish a basis of uniformity on
established custom? If so, it is to sanc
tion false-swearing, especially when
the " personality" may be in gold coin
which has been made the only and un
impeachable value of all commodities,
and is an acknowledged violation of
sworn duty to imposo "cash value"
when a throe-fifths or two-thirds valu
ation is placed on other sorts of prop
erty. The voter is generally given a
" tip" &Dd acts accordingly and his
dollars in bank as well as flour in the
barrel is scaled to conform to the
secret ratio, but a widow, having no
voto admits that her husband's insur
ance policy netted her $2,000 and she
has paid several hundred dollars for
furniture, and although slio has a fam
ily to support, it all goes down on the
tax list without any rebate, to make it
conform with the proportion paid by
Jt is plain as an axiom that when
the amount of money to be raised is
ascertained, and a ratio established to
raise it, that the taxpayer assessed on
the gold-standard ratio pays from 25
to 30 per cent, more than the one who
has made his return in accordance
with custom.
President Roosevelt has emphasized
liis declaration made to a Bay State
Senator lately that he, and not the
Congressmen from the several States,
may select all the Federal appointees
and that has led Senator Ankeny to
ask the Senate to hold up the nomina
tion of George M. Stewart to succeed
himself as Postmaster at Seattle. It is
said that Mr. Ankeny had succeeded
in postponing the appointment of
Stewart, claiming that Senator Foster,
his colleague, also favored postpone
ment. But it seems that Congress
man Humphrey, who favored Stewart,
asked Foster by wire whether he want
cd the nomination withheld and his
response was in the negative. So
there is a question of veracity for Sen
ator Ankeny to settle before he can
be again in favor with His Impetuos
> ; LI
PEST. —State Commissioner of Horti
culture, A. Von Holderbeke, baa al
ready begun a crusade against tbe
tented caterpillar which was such a
pest last year. He recommends that
all brush on vacant lots and neglected
streets in cities be at once destroyed
by fire, to exterminate the eggs of the
worms, and on all farms and in all
orchards this preliminary step should
be taken, to render at all effective
subsequent details of a warfare which
will be a hard fight at best.
n \ w \s:i.
M.ii'ii M«n.l i.lii.l \!,l Siiii.t.
Tax-Dodging as h Science.
!'.i\ ■! ji! .u; see:!:.- t> b." e .n.tuon
a'.l «. r the eountrv. in .V ;v Y-.ik
State, which should -i t ti l e\ unplf rf
rt i titr.'h . tie' i , ■ fi-h, finan- allv. arc
not -ri-'.r ir fruEe-i.mc .'i-po-i
t. tit , .lie tt.i i jifiyer. ! t i- -t
eii ti. it only ti\..-iiti < f tin: u..lie-i.airi -
a:.-.l n0..1t: mdliniiairipay up .a an
a-.-i -- ~ 1 11 «.■ i. t nf hall a million of p< rsunal
properly, ami that nearly ail of th.-e
arc women, li ght here, in Thurston
county, tV s-.me unjust inequality
has hi-t-u apparent Li tween the tar.
levies up professional dodgers. found
only auiu.ig the -turner sex, and of
those upa n women whose innate in
tegrity had impelled them to make a
fair return, under a full realization of
the solemnity of an oath.
THE bill granting women an eight
hour day of labor has been turned
down in committee, in response to
petitions of owners of laundries in Se
attle, Tacoma and Spokane. It is
notable with what nonchalencc the
legislators make up their minds on a
question that affects a class of our peo
ple who have no vote.
A Page from Marly Histcj.
Tin r-uiing paper puWi-hc? a very
itit'-ri- .-.rm-le written by
11. Ifititc-—wl \it ray-. •• ..no . f
the 1.-t-in'ormi.l men on the sul j.ct
of old < ; reg- iu history, and c-peeially
! that part rt kiting to ntwsp.iwi.-rß" —in
regard to the old Uamage press, on
which the tint mw[ap.-r in the State
the (' Oi ini,in , was printed in 15.32,
an! which is now preserved as a
reveri .1 r- lie by the State I'iiivorsity.
11. e t. - l! it it was sent to Mexico
from .New \c.tk in IN'tl and was used
by tlie Spanish government in printing
pro I una'ion-, '.hit it was thereafter
taken to California, and used in print
ling the Co/,-/ a/oi, at Monterey, the
' first ii'-wspiq . r in the afterwards HI
' IV.r.td i.
L.i ISlli it was taken to rhiu I ran
iciseiinml used in printing the .S't ic,
j and in I s -Is, tlie .1 'ln California was
I issued friiiu it. On it. comber 1, 1-SSO,
| the first issue of the If'/c/.Vy Oir'juuian.
!of Portland, was printed upon it, by
I n
li'inns J. Dryer, its editor, the plant
being owned by W. W. Chapman and
.Stephen Collin. In 1552, the press
was brought to Olympia by T. F. Mc
l .McElroy and J. W. Wiley, and the
Columbian, the first paper in that part
of Oregon north of the Columbia
river, appeared ou Sept. 11th, of that
year. The name was suggested hy the
fact that the bill for creation of a new
Territory from the northern portion of
Oregon provided for calling it the Ter
ritory of Columbia. As the name of
Washington was substituted, the Co
lumbian changed its title to I'iowt r,
and soon afterwards the Uamage press
was supplanted by a Washington hand
press, about as much of an evolution
as from the Washington press to the
mammoth perfecting press of to-day. ;
The Uamage pres9 resembled very I
much the old-fashioned cheese-press.
It was constructed principally of wood, 1
only the bed on which the type were !
placed and the platen, the plate cover
ing the bed, and the screw and lc-ver
by which the impression was given, j
being of iron. The pages were printed j
one at a time, requiring four impres-'
sions for each of the small sheets 22 by i
32 inches in size, that were then more
eagerly road and thoroughly appre
ciated than the 72-page newspaper of
A few years afterwards, it being
discovered that the public printing of
the new Territory was a juicy " plum,"
ready for plucking, R. L. Doyle ap
peared on the scene with a Washing
ton press and a " hat-full" of new type,
to dispute possession of the prize with
the I'ioneer. A prospectus for the
Northwest Democrat was issued, when
Messrs. McElroy and Wiley proposed
a "combine" which was efleeted and
the hiscoric press was stood up in a
corner while the Pioneer and Democrat
was printed in new type on the new
press, the wonder of the frontier set
The old press remained in seclusion,
till in the early COs, when it was taken
from retirement by A. M. Toe, agent
of the Victoria Press, and used to
print a weekly paper called tho Over,
land Press, which, filled the local field
as well ae serving as the seventh issue
of the daily service, at Victoria, being
distributed immediately on arrival of
the steamer, thus distancing a compet
itor—the Colonist, This was rendered
possible by the ract that the telegraph
was then completed no farther north
ward then Portland, from which a pony
express was maintained by the Victoria
paper, that delivered a copy of the
Oregonian to Mr. Poe, every Sunday,
in advance of the mail and in time for
him to print in the Overland a couple
of columns of the very latest war news.
Some time afterward, the old press
was taken to Seattle, and used by J.
R. Watson to print the Seattle Oaxette,
and afterwards by S. L. Maxwell for
publishing the Intelligencer, the start
ing point of the now magnificent P.-I.
The last owners gave the historic press
to the University classes, for preserva
tion as one of the most interesting
mementos of pioneer history of the
whole coast.
The Pioneer and Democrat was con
tinued till July, 1860, having been
published by the Public Printers, who
were in succession elected by the Leg
islature, which then met annually.
They were J. VV. Wiley, A. M. Berry f
George B. Goudy and Edward Furste.
Although the laws were few and the
volume "thin," in those days, the
printing was exceedingly lucrative.
On bill-work our benign Uncle Sam
allowed $1.50 per thousand ems com
position, the same "per token"—24o
sheets—for presswork, and the use of
double-pica roglets between the lines
of the bills, half a dozen lines of which
could easily bo made into two pages,
by " running over," and the best man
in the world for printers, Elisha Whit
tlesey, Third Auditor of the Treasury,
did the measuring at Washington, and
on his " O. K." the bills were promptly
paid by a check from Washington.
The folding, stitching and binding
was an equally lucrative job on the
volume of laws and journals, far as it
went. The price for folding was $2.50
per thousand sheets, and for assem
bling and stitching in paper covers, a
dollar per volume was the minimum
charge. The printing per session cost
tho general government from SIO,OOO
to $15,000, for printing bills, journals
and session laws, and most of the pro
fits went into the saloon-trade, tho
printing gang being with few excep
tions, " high rollers."
A DIAMOND weighing 3,032 carets,
roughly valued at (our million dollars,
was found lately near Petroria, on tbe
Transvaal. The celebrated Kobinor
weighs but 123 carets when cut, and is
valued at $600,000.
IT seems quite ominous that Mr.
Piles was elected U. S. Senator on the
" 13th" ballot and that too on Friday.
In the light of pre-tnt event-, it
seems utterly ineuniprehem-iblo how
any of our people could have been so
dense in comprehension they did not
realize that the building of thecapitol
annex, in the place of settling the
capital location question, would keep
it alive as a disturbing question inde
finitely. Was it not plain, after the
matter had been settled in all its de
tails, by vote of the people and a con
stitutional majority vote of the State
had been cast-for Olympia, after adop
tion of adequate plans for a suitable
State-house, after arrangements had
I been made for meeting ttic financial
j obligation involved from proceeds of
the land grant of the general govern
ment and alter authorization of con
struction by the Legislature, that
, should the will of a single individual
divert all this labor and contention
from erection of a suitable super-true-
ture upon tlio magnificent foundation
already provided, tliat either spite or
selfishness, or both, wcro guiding the
hand of the exocutivo in thus stilling
the will of the people and sacrificing
their best interest by delay in provid
ing the nio9t needed of all buildings
for the good of the public service?
Has not the result, at each turn, been
just what this paper predicted it would
be? Is not the completed building
just what was forecasted? Is not tho
morbidly activo envy of our piratical
friends just what it always has been
and what wo predicted it would be,
soon as they held a session in the little
band-box of a building provided by
dictation of a man invested with a
" littlo brief authority," as wa3 held
by John R. Rogers? What is a dec
laration that it should novcr be built
upon a McGraw foundation, but an
evidenco of personal spleen? What
was the veto of tho bill, upon the
most specious sophistical reasons, but
an evidence that personal, instead of
public interests, were considered?
Be it understood that those public
acts are legitimate subjects of criticism,
as long as their malign influence curses
the people so fearfully influenced by a
diversion from the plain pathway of
duty. The grave charitably covers
private faults, but an autocrat in pub
lic affairs is not more to be honored
by sepulchre than the body of the
pauper which is consigned to oblivion
in potters'-field for tho crime of having
no money.
sational affair is in progress at Seattle.
A few weeks ago a pulpit politician,
" l)r." Matthews, denounced from the
sacred desk, the City Council of Se
attle, as grafters, and that body
called upon liim to retract or prove
the charge. Last Monday night, the
preacher appeared before tliAt body
and reiterated the chargo offering to
produce proof in detail heforo a grand
jury, if one should be impanneled to
pass upon them. At the conclusion
of his statement, Mr. Gill, one of the
members arose to reply, when the
Reverend Doctor started to leave and
was invited to remain and bear what
the Councilraen bad to say. He re
fused. Mr. Gill then stated that the
preacher's charges were a " pack of
lies," and that he was ready to go be
fore a grand jury and prove that Mr.
Matthews was a man of grossly im
moral character; that he had come to
Seattle under a cloud and bis conduct
in that city had been anything but
what a professor of righteousness and
exemplar of Christianity should pur
sue. So far, the " houors," as once
counted in whist, seem to be " easy,"
and nobody proposes to know whether
tho contending parties had better
fight or " call it off."
smart set in Paris do not differ ma
terially from modern shoddyisra of
this country. A party of more than a
hundred—men and women—lately
drove into a public park at Versailcs
to pose in costumes said to belong to
the court of Louis XV. The big
fountains that flow Only on great oc
casions were turned on, and the party
proceeded in the famous colonnade
grove to the beautiful marble batb.
Women in the scantest costumes rep
resented Proserpine carried off by
Pluto; others appeared as water
nymphs, and half-clad women fought
a duel arranged for a cinematograph
picture, through the influence of a high
State official. What further evidence
is wanting that " Reason and mad
ness are near allied," than such antics
of the " boug-tong" leaders.
SHERMAN ACT. —The Supreme Court
of the United States, last Monday, in
the case of the U. S. vs. Swift & Co.,
known as the "beef trust cases,"
charging conspiracy among packers to
fix prices on fresh meats, was decided
against the packers. It continues the
injunction upon tbe contention that
their course haa been in violation of
the Sherman law. The opinion ren
dered by Justice Holmes was con
curred in by the whole court.
A PLUG-HAT parade is announced to
take place in Seattle, on Washington's
birthday, by three hundred Tacoma
Elks. It will probably be necessary to
shed the antlers to don the stove pipe.
AVeathe»-w:3o Sometimes Othcrwiso*
The OlytH]-'-::i notes tlie amusing
f hinder of some qui*! )v-» discussing
ti i ir memory of weather conditions of
only a yiarago, last February. It was
very generally agreed that very little
rain fell during that month—indeed,
it was finally decided that there were
only three rainy days during the short
month last year. What was their
astonishment, however, when some
Itouhting Thomas called upon Mr.
O'Connor, who had kept the official
weather rceord for that period, to as
certain that beginning Jan. 20, 1904,
rain had fallen for fifty-seven consecu
tive days in sufficient quantity to he
recorded by the rain-gauge. Hut then,
he it noted, the memory of even the
oldest inhabitant—so proverbially re
liable—sometimes fails when i: conies
to weather records. An instance will
illustrate. About half a century ago,
our local Nasby was William llutledge,
a gentleman of sociable nature and,
as oft-times happens with such a dis
position, convivial habits, and it was
the custom for our sparse population
of business men and chci; chokes to
gather around bis stove on winter
nights to while away the time iu social
converse. Just as in the case above
recorded, the talk turned on that never
tedious topic, the weather, and some
of the then Old Settlers w ho had come
a few years before related the hard
ships of severe winters. After all had
had their say, Kutledge, as usual, en
deavored to cap the climax. " I'll tell
yer, fellers; them ain't a circumstance
to the first winter I spent in Oregon,
when the snow was twenty-one feet
deep." The statement was received
with such manifest indicatiousof doubt
that " Billy" reasserted his statement
with absolute positiveness. Then,
from the respectful doubt duo the host,
the matter passed to derisive laugh
ter and a sympathizing friend cante
to his aid by suggesting that it might
have been inches instead of fcit that
he meant. " Well," said " Billy," did
I say ' fect'T It might have been
inches. I can't say that I distinctly
remember —but it was either inches or
feet, one or the other, I'm ready to
SONED CANDY.—Another Lucretia Bor
gia act, based somewhat on tho Botkin
order, was lately perpetrated on Frau
lein Reubcke, of the court theater, in
Munich, Bavaria, who was playing tho
leading part in a juvenile drama,
" Bergschmicde." She found on her
table a beautiful bonbon box, with a
note requesting her to open it before
going on the sFage, evidently with the
intent of turning the play into a sen
sational tragedy. This site neglected
to do, aod after the drama was over,
on opening the box an adder darted
out and fastened its fangs in her dress.
The actress screamed and fel! in a
faint, while the attendants killed the
reptile. As in all such cases, it is sup
posed that jealousy prompted the
atrocious act.
SAN COURSE IXJST. —TaIk as you please
of a non-partisan judiciary, a proposi
tion which meets with very general
favor of the people, it seems that the
proposition finds no favor with Gov.
Mead. The precedent had been set by
at least one of his predecessors of
selecting a Judge from either party
when the Supreme Court was tempor
orily enlarged several years ago, when
Judges White and Hadley were ap
pointed. A splendid chance to con
form to the popular sentiment was
afforded by the now law Increasing
permanently the number of Judges to
seven. Albert Battle, of Seattle, a
Democrat, would have added honor to
the ermiue and been a credit to the
State administration.
SAFETY FROM FlßE.— Seattle is tak
ing special precautions to guard
against fire in her theaters, halls,
hotels and other public buildings.
The old-fashioned ladder fire-escape
has been condemned us inefficient, be
ing of very inadequate service at best,
and many of them are so iusecurcly
placed that both landings and ladders
would fall to the pavement with half a
dozen person on them. The new ordi
nance provides that a fireman, under
direction of the chief of the depart
ment shall be on duty at each per
formance and be paid by the manage
ment of the house. This fireman
shall make daily reports to the chief
of the condition of the theater and
fire apparatus in which he is stationed.
ELECTRIC TOWER. —It appears ai if tbo
Marquam Grand building, in Portland,
would make a splendid tower for the
Wireless telegraph servico, if the re
ports of it being highly charged with
electric currents bo true. Shocks of
from 25 to 50 volts have frequently
been sustained by tenants, and an
electrician accounts for it by stating
bis belief that sufficient mineral sub
stance is contained in the stone-work
of the building to act as a conductor
and carry the current generated in the
engine room to the structural iron
supporting the sidewalk arches and to
all parts of the building. Efforts are
being made to divert the current from
the walle.
THE Portlund Fair directors, after
consideration of ihe subject for the
past year, have finally determined that
the exhibit shall be open to the public
-all but "The Trail," which is the
"apple-juice" name lor Midway Plais
ance—on Sundays, the same as on
AN old church building, corner cf
Third and Madison streets, Seattle,
which lias long been used as a hall for
lodge meetings and dancing parties
was destroyed by dynamite by some
unknown parties, early Monday morn
AND STATE.— Although only about
twenty per cent, of the people of the
State voted on the question of official
chaplains under State salary for public
institutions, Gov. Mead ilium dia'cly
declared the constitutional inhibition
removed, and the Legislature immedi
ately began service by creating the
office of Chaplaiu at #1,200 a year at
the Penitentiary. Some wholesome
truths were told in the House, how
ever, when the bill was under discus
sion. One was that a chaplain up
pointed from any one denomination
would not he satisfactory to the in
mates, for even convicts have their
doctrinal religious beliefs, same as
other people. Another point was that
now all denominations preach to the
convicts, without cost to the State,
and it gives better satisfaction than to
have a stated and salaried preacher,
the very fact that his work is ono of
duty makes his teachings and precepts
the nioro respected. The vote by
which the constitutional prohibition
of appropriations for ministerial duty
was only 17,000 out of a total vote of
over 140,000. The vote polled against
the amendment was 11,371, which
added to those favoring, constitutes
only about twenty per cent, of the ag
gregate vote. It is safe to say that not
over one in twenty of our voting popu
lation knew that the question had
been submitted at the polls, the ques
tion being placed at the bead of the
ticket in small type and completely
segregated front the vote on candidates.
ANOTHER "BUM."—It looks as if
the Republican party emulates the
Devil in taking care of its own, and it
is now proposed to crcato an Eastern
Washington district of Federal Court,
a bill with that object having passed
the lower branch of CoDgresa and
which will in all probability tind favor
in the Senate. Already candidates by
the score have risen at the swoop of
hackle over the political pool, among
whom are Edward Whitson ot North
Vakinta, Thomas 11. Brents and Lester
S. Wilson of Walla Walla and Frank
T. Post of Spokane. Judge Wallace
Mounts, of the Supremo bench, is like
wise being urged for tho place. At
least three are already holding lucra
tive judicial positions, hut it seems
that in office-seeking and office hold
ing the usual amenities of civilization
do not apply. It is, literally, "Grab
all you can get aud rustle for more."
THE Governor has some very good
grounds for saying " nay" to our im
petuous statesmen from " hog's-wal
low." First, from time immemorial,
Olympia has aided all sections of the
State by appropriations of money and
distribution of public institutions,
never asking anything from Territory
or State, for herself. Time was when
the vote of Thurston county, in mak
ing these awards was decisive. Be
sides this, tho land-grant fund lias
been so depleted by construction of
the present Stato-housc that it is in
adequate, and a heavy debt—so often
lamented by Olyntpia's opponents—
would have necessarily to ho fastened
upon the State treasury. Both Justice
and Economy appeal, Governor, and
your speech iu Olympia Theater, dur
ing the campaign, on this"matter, is an
indication that you will meet it with
new thing in beds is a device for af
fording warmth in the cold nights of
winter and relief from the sweltering
days of summer. It is simply a
mattress having numerous tubes for
receiving the heating or cooling me
diums, with valves for delivering them
into separate chambers, a main tube
acting as an inlet at one end and
an outlet at the other, to regulate
current. Connection may be made
with radiators or the kitchen range
for supplying heat, and a coil of
pipo in the refrigerator connected with
the pipe-line may be made to supply
cold water for reducing the tempera
ture. The idea is altogether practical,
if the usually congested plumbor's bill
does not stand in the way.
IF the capital-movers have been in
earnest in former crusades against
completion of tho original Statehousei
on Capitol llill, from inadequacy of
tlio land-grant to supply the funds,
and the cntailmen of a heavy debt upon
an impoverished treasury; if Gov. Ro
gers was a benefactor, us was claimed
by them, for stopping by veto a profli
gate expenditure by the State, bow will
they attempt to justify their present
attitude in forcing through the Sen
ate an act which contemplates the
erection on a laud-grant fund, after
three-fourths of a million dollars have
been drawn from it? Oh, Consistency
where art tbou?
dox Jew in Newark, N. Y., lately had
the church ceremonial revoking his
marriage performed while lying on his
deathbed, so that she might not be
under the obligation imposed by
Mosaic law to marry bis brother when
she became a widow. The cermony,
performed in this instance by three
rabbis, is an unusual proceeding, but
is of recognized force in church rul
ings, with the somewhat astounding
proviso that if the sick man afterwards
recovers, tho devorcement is of itself
annulled and the old relationship is
SENATOR Foster is said to be on the
war-path. He intends to devote the
remainder of his term to removal of
such Federal officers as conspired for
his defeat, especially Marshal Hopkins.
The two will, however, be pretty well
matched in a contest which will be for
the latter, ouo of self-preservation—a
pop-gun against a fire cracker, as it
THE capitol bill was literally "rail
roaded" through the Senate yester
The following hills were in'reduced
in the Senate Monday:
No. 10;}, by Potts-Defining i mbez/.le
ineut by co-partner as felony and pre
scribing penalty of not exceeding #1 0(H)
fine or imprisonment from one to hnir
teen years, or both.
No 104, by Potts-Defining malicious
injury to property valued at less than
#luO as misdi meaner; damage to prop
cry worth more than #IOO at felony.
No. 10"), by Potts—Appropriating
#5,000 to enable the Whitman l'aik
Commission to carry out provisions of
act providing for saving of Whitman
No. 100, by Welsh Submitting
a constitutional amendment which
grants logging conipatt'es right of
eminent domain.
No. 107, hv O Donndl—Appropriat
ittg #7,000 front tisli hatchery fund lor
hatchery on Humptulipa river.
No. 108, by Smith, of King—Pro
hibiting the adulteration of nteal and
other products for stock feeding.
No. 109, by Hut It—Providing excise
tax of 10 cents per gallon on liquors
distilled, refuted or rectified within
No. 110 —Providing that by pay
ment of #lO and such other clerical
expenses as may be incurred, title to
oyster lands sold under provision of
act of 1895, may be given by State
Land Commissioner.
The following bills were introduced
in the House, Monday :
No. 181, by Minard, Chehaiis—Ex
tending time for removal of timbers
on State lands under certain condi
No. 182, by same—Relating to the
compulsory attendance of children at
the public schools. Rill relates to
children between ages 8 and 15.
No. 185, by Bonn, Chehaiis—Estab
lishing a fish hatchery on the Hump
tulips river, and appropriating $7,000.
No. 184, by McCoy, Lewis—To pro
vide for dividing all incorporated
towns of tho fourth class into wards
and requiring Councilmen to be elect
ed in such wards.
No. 185, by Frostad, Island—Pro
viding for the rate of interest to be
paid on certain bonds of Island county
held by the State, amounting to $14,-
000. Reduction from oto 4 per cent.
No. 18(5, by Rateliffe, Spokane—For
the relief of P. Hanson, Spokane. Ap
propriating $21.50.
No. 187, by same—For the relief of
B. Stevenson. Appropriating $00.45.
No. ISB, by Gleason, King—Provid
ing for the appointment of official
stenographers in counties of the first,
second, third and fourth class, at a
salary of SI,BOO per cnntim.
No. 189, by Johnson, Chelan—Mak
ing an appropriation of $5,000 for the
Marble Mount State road.
No. 190, by Hoch, Spokane—Ap
propriating $1,750 for the relief of W.
J. Thayer.
No. 191, by Johnson, Chelan—Fix
ing the salaries of county officers.
No. 192, by Vogtlin, Mason—Con
firming the title to and correcting the
conveyances of certain tidelands here
tofore sold by the Stale.
Bills introduced in the Senate Tues
day were:
No. 111, by Stewart—Amending the
Stale Horticultural law in several
minor particulars.
No. 112, by Veness —To establish a
State fish hatchery ou the Chehaiis
river in Lewis county.
No. 113, by Welsh—To establish
home for the aged, blind and iufirm
bona fide residents of the State appro
priating $120,000 therefor and creating
a commission to locate such home.
No. 114, by Hammer—Amending
the drainage law.
The following bills were introduced
iii the House.
No. 193, by Coate, Klickitat—Re
quiring sleepiug car companies to pay
a privilege tax of SSOO and $1 for eacli
mile of road traversed by t heir cars.
No. 194, by Kenover, Whitman—
Ameuding act classifying and fixing
salaries of officers.
No. 195, by Lyons, King—Amend
ing mess houses aud mill boarding
houses. Compelling proprietors of
same to establish uniform mouthly
rate without discrimination.
No. 190, by Lyons, King—Amend
ing the act relating to liability of
trespass by animals. Authorizes ex
termination of trcspassitig animals
when ownership of same is unknown
to owner of property.
No. 197, by Lambert, Whatcom—
Amending act in relation to garnish
ment in juslicn courts.
No. 198, by Irving, King—Providing
amendment to constitution relating to
exercise of the power of eminent do
No. 199 by McGregor—Amending
act prohibiting importation of horses,
cattle, etc., unless accompanied by
certificate of health. Provides for
quarantining of horses, cattle, swine,
etc., imported on special certificate.
No. 2UO, by Huxtable, Spokane—
For the protection of game animals—
oik {cervus alces or cervus canadensis),
and providing a closed season. Bill
declrres it unlawful to hunt, capture,
pursue deet or elk in the Slate of Wash
ington until October, 1915; violation of
the act declared a felony. After 1915
it shall be unlawful to capture, kill,
pursue or hunt elk between November
1 and September 1-1 each year and no
person shall kill more than one male
elk during a season.
The oalepathy bill passed the Senate
Tuesday. It allows one member on
the Stale Medical Board against nine
regular practitioners. While it recog
nized the growing cult, the object
seems to be to merely place it under
absolute control.
Other bills passed by the Senate,
Tuesday, were:
No. 40, by Henry—Regulating the
sale of vinegar and a standard to which
vinegar shall conform.
No. 30, by Christian—Permitting
any corporation doing business in the
State to subscribe for, acquire by pur
chase or otherwise, and to own, hold,
sell, assign and transfer shares of stock
of any other corporation, and by its
duly authorized agent, to vote such
sharcsat stockholders' meetings. This
bill was passed to get around the de
cision of the State Supreme Court that
one corporation in this State canuot
own stock in another corporation.
No. 14, by Davis—Forbidding the em
ployment of any boy under 11 as mes
senger for any telegraph or telephone
company, was defeated. It was main
ly due to the fact that it was a bill
ameuding the child labor law, and be
cause no adequate explanation of its
scope was made.
The Juvenile Court bill passed the
House without opposition. It pro
vides a method for tlio correction of
children under 17 years of age who
haunt the streets, saloons, or visit
disreputable places, or are otherwise
delinquent. It provides for a juvenile
court in each county, and includes
among delinquents, children who fol
low begging, or who play musical iu-
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