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LEGISLATURE Last Week of Session Finds Both Houses Swamped With Bills. MAY HOLD NIGHT SESSIONS Both Houses of Legislature Finally Agree on the Local Option Contro versy—Several Amendments to the Primary Election Law Passed by Senate—Committees Prom Each House Appointed to Confer on Criminal Code-—Other Measures. Olympia, March 9.—lf the on looker were a lumberman he might eptly say there is a •"jam" In the legislative stream. Both houses are badly congested with business, and the closing days will be strenuous for the solons. it seems to be a hab it with legislators to fritter away much valuable time during the early part of the session with useless dis cussion of unimportant bills, whiie the money and other important measures are held back for commit tee tinkering and then rushed through during the closing hours with little consideration. It will take persistent work on the part ol' both houses to handle the great amount of business awaiting action. .Night sessions will be in or der, and it is hoped by that means to clear up all the really important business. Committee recommenda tions will count for more than ora tory during the last days. As most of the members have indulged in vocal gymnastics to their heart's con tent during the session they are in the mood to allow measures to go tc a final vote without incessant talk ing. Settle liocul Option Question. After pending in the legislature for nearly the entire GO days and in terfering materially with other leg islation, the local option issue was settled when the senate concurred in the house amendments to the senate bill. The "amendments" consist of a new bill, retaining only the enact ing clause of the senate bill, which materially differs from the measure originally passed by the upper branch of the legislature. As finall} adopted, it provides that each mu nicipal corporation shall be a sepa rate unit and that the country dls tricts in each county outside incor porated cities shall be a single unit. A vote on the liquor question may be had at preliminary special elec tions, upon petition of 30 per cent of the voters, but subsequent voting must be at general elections. The bill permits individuals to bring into dry territory for private use spirit uous liquor in quantities not to ex ceed one gallon and malt liquors not to exceed one case, in unbroken packages. Liquor may be manufac tured in dry territory and delivered therein to individuals. Cumulative penalties for violations of the act are provided. Close friends of Acting Governor Hay believe that despite his threats to veto any save the Falconer-Mc- Master bill and call a special ses sion, that he will either sign tne bill or permit it to become a law without his signature. Would Amend Primary. The bill amending the primary election law was passed by the sen ate. The bill provides that candi dates for justice of the supreme court shall be nominated by party conventions instead of by direct pri mary. Primary election day will be the last Tuesday in June instead of the second Tuesday of September, as provided for in the present law. A plan was devised whereby can didates may have their names ap pear on the official ballot at the head of the list as often as in any other position. The bill proposes that tiie order in which the names appeal shall be changed as many times as there are candidates for one office. IV there are six candidates for one office six sets of ballots will be print ed in which the order is so changeC that there will no advantage to any one candidate. That is to say, the printer after printing one set of ballots, will take the line of type from the head of the list and place it at the bottom and print the ne.<t lot. This will be repeated as many times as there are candidates for the office. When the various sets of ballots are printed they are thor oughly mixed and sent out. The provision of the direct pri mary relating to advertisements in the newspapers was somewhat modi fied. The bill provides that persona other than candidates may cause to be printed, at advertising rates, any article advocating the election or tiie defeat of any candidate, it is pro vided, however, that it shall be plainly stated that the article is a paid advertisement and that it shall state who pays for it. In the event that an article derogatory to any candidate is printed, the candidate may use the same amount of space to reply, and may pay the regular rates for so doing. SPECIAL OREGON SESSION Members Promise Evecutive Xot <»> Take I'p Xew Laws. Salem, Or., March 8.-—Governo! Beujsuu has issued a proclamation j calling the legislature in special s:*s- j sion at 10 o'clock Monday morning.! March 15, for the purpose of pass ing the appropriation bill which failed at the regular session because of a defect in the proceedings. In a statement to the press, Go\- j f-rnor Benson says that a majority of the members have voluntarily j promised that no new legislation will be taken up, but he indicates that there may be a number ut minor defects in acts of the regular session which will need correction at me j special session. In this he evident- ! ly has reference to the game code, j the tax commission law and some minor bills iu which defects hd.ve ; been found. FRANKLIN MACVEAGH. Secretary of the Treasury, in the Cabinet of President Taft. EAGLES TO BUILD CHURCH Lodge Members Will Contribute tin; Funds for Building. La' Porte, Indiana, March 8 — Frank E. Hering, who was a candi date before the Democratic State Convention for Lieutenant-Governor, and who is vice-president of the Fra ternal Order of Eagles, succeeding to the presidency in September, has issued an appeal for financial con tributions from members of the or der to enable Rev. A. H. Hacklemaa of Montpelier, Ind., to complete tin building of his church. Mr. Hackman was recently ostra cized by his fellow-clergymen and dubbed "buzzard preacher" because he accepted contributions of $50 from Montpelier Eagles and later oi ficiating at a memorial service which the order conducted. Subscriptions to the pastor's build ing fund were also withdrawn bv prominent citizens because of his friendly attitude to an order which admits saloonkeepers to its member ship. It is now believed that the ap peal of Mr. Herring will result in an Indiana church being largely if noi wholly erected by the contributions of Eagles from every state in the Union. Many Killed in Tornado. Memphis, March 9. —A dispa*on from Brinklev, Ark., at 1 o'clock to day says that 15 white persons and more than 20 negroes were killed in last night's tornado, and it Is esti mated that there are between 50 and 100 persons injured. As the day progressed relief parties found the dead bodies of many negros among the debris. Pope Pius Has Influenza. Rome, March 8. —The pope's in disposition has been caused by an attack of influenza and causes appre hension. Notwithstanding his .li health, however, he took the keen est interest in the electoral struggle Sunday, insisting upon seeing dispatches giving the'returns. THE MARKETS Portland. Wheat —Track prices: Club, 51.05; red Russian. $1.03; bluestem, $1.10; Valley, $1.0 5. Barley—Feed, $28; rolled, $31 (ji> 32. Oats —No. 1 white, $36 gray, $35. Hay—Timothy, Willamett* Valley, fancy, $16; do. ordinary,, $1J; East ern Oregon, mixed, $18; do fancy, $20; alfalta, $16; clover, 14. Butter —Extra, 35(a36e; fancy, 35c; store, 20c. Eggs—Extra, — 3 24c. Hops —1908, choice, 8c; prime, C medium, 6c; 19U7, 2@2Ac. Wool —Valley, 14@15%c; tb.; Eastern Oregon. 8y 16c, as to ehrirkagf. Mohair—Choice, 1 9 @ 20c. Seattle. Wheat —Bluestem, $1.15 <3 1.18. Oats —$35. Barley—s29 (a 30. Hay—Eastern Washington timo thy, $1 8.50 (<i 19.50 per ton; Puget Sound hay, $12® 14 per ton; wheat bay. $11 per ton; alfalfa $14(£i15 per ton. Butter — Washington creamery, 35c per lb.; ranch 23c per lb. Eggs—Selected local, 2Sc. Potatoes—White River, per ton, \akima, -6 pei tou. i Spring is Here! The Elegant Weather of the Past Week Proves it aHIS store is in readiness. New lines have been coming in rap- JL idly the past week and everywhere you look in the store you will find new and seasonable goods. It is Spring in this store and on all sides are reminders that the new Easter clothes must be bot now. Dress Goods for Spring j Low Shoes for Spring The new Spring and Summer Dress jj Our stock is now at high tide and the Goods are here in a profusion of the lat- best selection can always be made early, est weaves and colorings, which are to Assortment of sizes and widths is com be popular this spring. Lawns, linnons, f te * ( ° re * two ozenstyles to j- • • 11 JiL L i !; select rrom;tans, Russia calf, Oxbloods, dimities, mulls at the most reasonable l i . i • li i li i i, i , , : chocolates, plain blacks, bluchers and prices 4 as well as the more luxurious and j; patents. If you see them you can't help expensive cloths. buying them. . Special Showing of Laces and Embroideries We have the famous Puritan Hosiery for men, women and children. None better. First showing of Men's Straw Hats A fine line of Men's Dress Shirts. Summer Underwear for Men and Women. J . E . T U L L The Busy Corner Kennewick, Wn. WASHINGTON NOTES Seattle—Frederick Browne, of Minneapolis, now a judge in that city, is to succeed L. C. Gilman as counsel for the Great Northern Rail way Company in Seattle. Mr. Gil nian has been appointed assistant to President Louis W. Hill. Montesano — Harry Cooper, an Oakville merchant, went to Seattle last week, and as he was expecting some money by express left orders for his bookkeeper, J. J. McVeigh, to get the money, something over $(500. Now Cooper is looking for his clerk. Ephrata—Grant county was or ganized Saturday by Commissioners John Erickson and Richard Heath man, and M. F. McAnnelly, chair man. The commissioners appointed officers to fill the various county of fices. • Colville —The board of county commissioners have entered upon their minutes a resolution opposing the passage by the legislature of the bill which creates the office of state game commissioner, because, as the commissioners put it, it is believed that the county officers can as effic len ly serve the purpose of such an oilicer and save a large expense. South Bend —Although February was the shortest month of the win ter, there were'lß cargoes of lum ber shipped out of this harbor dur ing month, which aggregated a .otul of 10,575,000 feet of lumber. December showed the largest sh.p nieuts of lumber of any month for r.iore than a year. The shipments for December were 22 cargoes ag gregating 17,050,000 feet. Olympia—Lieutenant C. M. Davis of the national guard company of Foquiam, has been discharged from the service by order of Acting Gov ernor Hay, for being absent from duty 30 days without leave. This is said to be the first case in the his tory of the guard of the state where an officer has been dismissed for such reason. The discharge was made on the recommendation of tne adiutant-general. Spokane—Attempting to commit ! suicide is the strange charge placed | against George Tebo, a Canadian, who was chained to his cot in the Emergency hospital. This is the first case of its kind to come before the police court. Ininking Tebo de served punishment, the prosecuting attorney has ordered the man held for triak and an endeavor will be made to convict and punish him on this charge. Seattle—Judge C. H. Hanford, of the United States circuit court of this district, emphatically denounced the prevailirg system of locking up juried i:: trials during re -1 cesses and adjournments of the court, declaring that it was not nec ?ssary, to be fair to a person ac cused of crime, to imprison Jurors as if they were culprits, and to Insult their intelligence by excluding them from the courtroom during all argu ments. Spokane—The richest find of gold ore ever reported in Washington has just been made on the New Repub lic mine at Republic, samples assay ing as high as $50,000 a ton. The find was made on the second slopes between No. 2 and No. 3 levels. Suf ficient work has not yet been done to show the extent of the ledge. Some of the ore taken from the ledge waa so rich that it was locked up in the vault of the bank at Re public. Seattle —George H. Elliott, of Du wamish, is a prisoner in the county jail, suspected as the man who last Friday night assaulted Mrs. Blanche Roseburg, choked her into insensi bility and then placed her head on the tracks of the Columbia & Puget Sound railway in such a position as to infer that it was the intention of the assailant to allow some passing train to blot out the evidence of his crime. Mrs. Roseburg is in a pre carious condition. Port Townsend —Equipped with a wireless telegraph system and fire control apparatus, both of which were installed by Captain W. K. Moore of the United States signal service corps of Seattle, Fort Wor den, a military post of this city, now takes its place as one of the four thoroughly modern military posts of the United States. Ranking with Fort Worden are the posts at Port land, Me., Boston and New York. The work was accomplished at a cost of $500,000. North Yakima—The reclamation service has issued warnings to set tlers seeking lands under the Tie ton irrigation project, cautioning them to beware of certain people North Yakima who are offering Tor $50 to locate settlers on this govern ment irrigation project. These lo cators ask an additional $500 in case the person located gets title from the government. The whole scheme is branded as a fraud, as the locitors are powerless to secure homesteads for anyone. Their operations have been called to the attention of the postal authorities, and if within the law they will be prosecuted. Bellingham—The hearing of chaiges of misapplication of funds, charlantry in securing the degree of i-h. D., and the general incom petency against E. T. Mathes, head of the Washington State Normal School, began here -aturdav after noon. The charges >re 16 in num ber. and ->v?i'"r "ion was or dered v rnor Hay. Mathes h b known ed- RICHLAND ITEMS (Continued from flrat paw) 8. M. Van Alstine. a plumber and tinner from Seattle, has purchased properly her* and expect to move with his family to Itichland within the next two weeks. Misses Howard am) Gipwon,trained nurses from Spokane, have almost completed clearing the sage brush from their recently purchased laud. Mrs. T. B. Rollins and daughter Helen have arrived from a three iiionths' visit with relatives In Da kota and Montana. W. It. Lamb's baby lias been quite ill tills week with a severe cold. Miss Zelda Brys'in, who has been spending the winter with her sister Mrs. VV L Muncey, left for her home at Garfield Monday. Harry McGregor, of Seattle, was in Uichiand Tuesday and Weduesday on business. W It Lamb came in from Elleua burg Monday with several parties looking for land Itev and Mrs. L N B Anderson vis ited with Mr Teachout a few days this week Tuesday eveulng the I O O F lodge celebrated the first anulversary of their organization by a banquet Covers were laid for nearly one hun dred At the close of the banquet h number of toasts were given T E McCroskey, a specialist on "nigger" stories acted as toastmaster Rev C M Carson gave a toast on "Odd F» 1- lowship" which received hearty ap plause C F Brelthaupt followed and had just reucbed a great height of elequence when there was an explo -!on which caused the ante room to become brilliantly lighted Sonn* of Ihe bravest started for 'lie room while the ore timid of the uundtia,- ated, thinking the goat lia i broken loose, started for the tlreescap** The u known »»- soon su'slued b\ i w»-t coffee sack and quiet restored and nerves calmed by a "nigger" story by 'im-i master McCroskey The only serious resuii of the Incideur being that C F Breit lw. upt'selequ^in-e was goue and he was unable to ttnli«h the toast; howt-v r, A M Loiicli, A E Pa I meter. Wlll a t. J M Jsnie* aud B F Knapp werestib übl< to speak in their n-ual hipio- i«id In terestinir manner an*i • h •icc"" on w as a decided t>uecestt THE LOCAL FIELD L. A. Tweedf, was h Pr->sst r visitor the first of the week. George Arrowsmitii, O a Fechir, and L O Jaueck cm.ll e down fnimNo \akima iu the first named auto tut first of the week. The made therm in 5 honr* stopping In Pr<wwr (of luuch. V Mrs. G. Garber and Mrs. 0 C.Start will give a reception in honor of Mn M O Kiitteu on Friday afternoon March 20th from two o'clock until Ave, at the aesidence of Mrs- Garber, All the ladies of Kennewick are In vited. Mrs. M. O. Klltten returnel Wed nesday morning from her six weki trip to tke East. She visited Biwton New York aud returned by way "f Nsw Orleans and up thrnugb Cali fornia. Mr. Kiitteu left Sunday even ing and met her in Seattle. She k glad to return to Kennewick The Opening Dance In the new Flfr ley Hall will beheld the week f'Ho*' lng the Opening Banquet on 26th. A fine time Is assured Jo*" who attend as the management especially exert themselves on open lug dance. Tickets for the ew lng will be $1 00. Supper will beseff ed. Beat music, W U Mack of Toppenlsh, day closed a deal with J T Patted for the purchase of the Colnm'" 1 Cafe on Front Street, and hns ed charge of the business. Hel*» fl experienced man in the rentaur* Dl business and will continue to wt tir fine table the house has made I" reputation on. He has nl*offl«* the heart of the boarder glad ''J lng four bits off the price of the w 4 ticket Mr. Patterson has 110del! ifI plans for the future NOTICE 1 TO ALL 0. A. R. MEMBERS OLD SOLDIERS You are requested to meet home of G. J. Henneherry, , 2Jcli, 7:30 P. M. to transact & nesrf of importance and talk °*® old catnp-firee of the past* ® member 1861.