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Mute Arises Between Mexi
lean and Indians; Battle
's Expected.
)f Cortex. Colo —Fifty t'te Indians, en
sJo9*d by the killing of one ol their
■Rptabers by a Mexican sheephtrder,
|pa off the reservation, fortified in the
Hpa mountains in southwestern C'olo
'MMo and defying the sheriif of Monte-
Moßa county and Indian Agent spear
Stake from them Big Rabbit, an b>
■INI who shot and seriously wounded
Hp herder.
not to deliver p.:e Rab-
Wm to the county authorities, the Vtes
■■a entrenched in the mountains 1
ppjee from here, and have defied a
Ijperlff's posse of 100 men.
HrThe Indians fortified their position
■Iter they had left the Ute reservation
mm southern Colorado, and declare they
fill fight the white men to death
lather than give up Big Rabbit.
All are armed with repeating rifles
tad are said to be amply supplied with
The trouble with the Vtes started a
law days ago when Joseph Vichel, a
■exican sheepherder, refused to allow
two Indian hunters to camp near hit
I" A dispute arose, and the herder, ac
wording to his story, was attacked b;
the Vtes. H - was shot and serious);
■wounded, after he had killed one o.
bis assailants.
Secretary of War Acts on Suggestion
of Attorney-General
r ßuffalo. N. V. —Actirg under order,
of the war department. Company L
of the Twenty-ninth Infantry, station
ed at Fort Porter, took possession o
I the railroad pier at the mouth of th.
Buffalo river. The troops camped oi
the pier.
The government contends that the
railroad occupied 15 feet frontage ol
I government land and has refused tt,
Washington.—The federal soldiers
were ordered to take possession of the
"North" pier at Buffalo by Secretary
of War Stimson at the request of At
torney-GeneraJ Wlckersham. The gov
ernment has doubted the Lackawan
na's right to the property for several
Constantinople.—The government
decided to convene the national assem
bly Tuesday to take the Balkan situa
tion under consideration.
A serious quarrel occurred recently
on the Turkish warships in the Dar
danelles between officers who were
anxious to fight the Greeks and others
who considered that the Turkish fleet
was no match for the enemy. Blows
were exchanged and before the quarrel
was settled 15 officers were wounded.
Trouble has arisen through the cir
culation of a manifesto signed "The
Women of Turkey," suggesting that
the forts should sink the Turkish war
ahlps. whose poor-spirited officers al
ways fled at the approach of the Greek
London. —The Porte's decision to
call a national assembly Tuesday to
take under advisement the Balkan sit
uation probably heralds further con
cessions on the part of Turkey—con
cessions which could not be yielded
by the cabinet without risking iv fall.
In any case the Balkan delegates in
London do not believe the Porte'e re
ply to the Joint note of the powers will
be such a flat refusal as was fore
shadowed from Constantinople.
Empire Builder to Be Asked About
Bank Consolidation
St. Paul, Minn.—The testimony of
James J. Hill is desired by the house
money trust investigating committee,
and the railroad builder will appear
before the Pujo body in Washington.
Hill said tha. he is perfectly willing to
testify before the congressional com
It is understood the committee has
requested Hill's testimony, and that
January 24 had been set as the testa
tive date of his appearance.
According to the Washington spe
cial, the testimony of Hill to sought
by the investigation committee la con
nection with the consolidation of the
"first aad second* national banks of
St. Paul, aad the election of Duluth
Wst Hpnben tribune
ConaoltAstton of Ihr Parttir Pilot anfi ffht tgafcrn Swi
and Minneapolis bankers on the di
Irish Home Rult Bill Up to Lords
London. —Passed by the house of
commons b> the usual government
majority of 110 votes, the Irish home
rule bill Is awaiting its second reading
in the house of lords.
Not More Than Half Of Waist Makers
Will Obey Orders
New York. —An announced settle
ment of the strike in the dress and
shirtwaist branch of the garment-mak
ing industry, promising to send 37,000
operatives back to work, was followed
almost at once by rebellion among em
ployes affected against the terms their
leaders had agreed upon with the man
Two meetings to ratify the agree
ment between the manufacturers and
the leaders of the dress and shirtwaist
branches of the garment-making in
dustry, by which the strikers are to
return to work, were held Sunday. At
both there seemed to be only a half
hearted acquiescence by the workers
in the plans of their leaders. The
protocol affects 129 shops and close
to 30.000 operatives. It is expected,
however, that only about half the
operatives will return. Even if all go
back. It would leave more than 100,000
workers still on strike in other
branches of the garment trades.
Large Packers In Combine Alleged
Jefferson City, Mo.—An agreement
tending to fix prices and to "lessen,
restrict and destroy free competition"
exists between the big packing com
panies of the country, according to an
opinion filed with the state supreme
court by Special Commissioner Daniel
Lounsberry Found Guilty
Kansas City, Kan—Wells Lounsber
ry, a former resident of Medford, Ore.,
was found guilty by a jury in the fed
eral court of robbing a mall car Au
gust 22, 1912, near Lawrence. Kan. He
was sentenced to years In prison.
Olympla, Washington, Jan. 20,1913
The machine is rolling about as
smoothly as ever down here, ex
cept for the fact that some of the
supporters of the "old guard", dur
ing the early part of the session,
cent over to the Progressives.
This breaking away of part of the
old Sims-Davis-Hugjies crowd we. k
ens the Republican-Democratic Al
liance somewhat, and from now on
better legislation is looked for. I'n
til now, however, the "unholy alli
ance" has been able to put through
most anything it wished. For ex
ample, last week, it put a measure
through the House providing for
the hiring of two lawyers, at a sal
ary of 11.000 each to help the mem
bers of the legislature crowd our
laws full of technicalities. The Sen
ate, however, has not passed this
measure yet, and it is hoped that
ibey will "sit" on it, hard. There
is a very good chance, also, that
ibey will do it, as the Senate is
not nearly so strongly organized
as the House has been. Whatcom
County members of the House vot
«d as follows on the hiring of the
lawyers: For, Hughes; Against, Ax
tell, Dunning, Falkner.
The House organization also pass
ed a measure this week providing
for a junketing trip around the
state, sadi trip to occupy six days
of tlje legislature's time, and take
iibout $8,500 of the taxpayers' mo
ney. The Senate killed the bill on
Tuesday, and there'll be no jolly
junketing this time. Whatcom Com
ty members voted as follows on
this bill: For. Hughes. Axtell; A
gainst. Dunning, Falkner.
Mrs* Axlell is lining up with the
Progressives on almost every vote;
in fact, she doesn't Beem to hay
c nough "standpattism" in her make
up to suit the House organization,
»hich had counted on having one
of the women of the House on its
Representative Dunning introduc
ed a resolution in the House last
wtk ratifying the amendment to
the constitution providing for the
election of United States Senators
by popular vote. He also introduc
ed a resolution providing for the
appointment of a committee on Gov
ernor's Messages, ' Falkner and
i Dubning have introduced a joint
bill relating to township organiza
The state capitol commission asks
for an appropriation of $COO,OOO
with which to complete the new
Temple of Justice. Two years ago
the legislature made an appropria
tion of $300,000 for the erection
and completion of the new building.
This money has been spent and as
yet the building is nothing more
than a shell. It will represent an
expenditure of more than $1,000,-
--uoo when finally completed.
WAS WORTH $10,791,018.
The fruit crop of the state of Washington in the year 1912 was
worth $10,791,018, according to the annual report of Horticultural
Commissioner F. A. Huntley. He declares that $2,000,000 more
would have been received if proper provision had been made for sav
ing the culls, or low grade fruit. The commissioner's figures follow:
F ru it Amount Price Total
apples 8.459.300 boxes $0.75 $0,366,97:
pears 469,12J boxes .95 445.664
Peaches 2,514,e50 boxes .35 880.103
Plums and prunes 542.0">0 crates .80 433.640
Cherries 543,070 boxes .80 434,450
Apricots and quinces .... 1*2.800 crates 1.00 142,800
Berries 1,<40,V4Q crates 1.25 2,050,000
Grapes baskets .20 21,780
Cranberries 1,30'J barrels 1 2.00 15.600
Total $10,791,000
"At the close of the year 1911 our reports showed that there was
14,987,082 fruit trees in the orchards of the state," says the com
missioner. "During the year 1912 this acreage was increased by 2.-
--.'88,190 trees, thereby adding 36,971 acres and bringing the present
orchard acreage of the state up to 266,857 acres.
"In addition to this there is the small fruit acreage, including straw
berries, raspberries, blackberries, loganberries, dewberries, gooseber
ries and currants, which is placed at 8.200 acres; then there are 300
acres of bearing vineyards and and 200 acres of cranberries in oear
ing, making a grand toial of 2*5,557 acres devoted to fruit culture in
the' Btate of Washington at the present time. An estimated valuation
of $600 per acre shows a total valuation of the orchard acreage of
the state of $165,334,200.
"The acreage devoted to the different kinds of trre fruits is as fol
flows: Apples, 217,840 acres; peals. 13,279 acres; peaches. 17,072
acres; plums and prunes, 10,927 acres; cherries. 6,104 acres; apri
cots, nectarines and quinces, with the apricot largely predominating
1 635 acres."
Honesty, efficiency and economy on the part of the executive.
Adoption of modern methods iv handling the state's business, but
safeguarding interests of taxpayers When enacting progressive legisla
Presidential primary law and direct election of United States sen
Elimination of party lines in selection of officers for counties.
Kef arm in ballots by abolition of straight circle ticket, more con
venient election booths and simpler and more legible ballots.
Establishment of five congressional districts.
Fewer and better normal schools or their abandonment, addition of
normal courses at the state university and Washington State college
to take care of such students
Lodgment of authority with governing boards of many state insti
tutions, removing them from province of the state board of control.
Sale' at cost of jute bags made at the penitentiary.
Abolishment of the state tax commission, three state officials to
do the work without extra salary.
All fees and license moneys to be turned in by state boards ,o the
state treasury.
Rigid inspection of commission houses by a paid official.
Immediate use of money now available for state highways, utiliz
ing the labor of more state prisoners.
Fees commensurate with expenditures to develop the fishing indus-
J Modest appropriation for Panama fair, probably not to exceed $200,-
State aid for clearing and sole to settlers of logged-off lands: also
survey for irrigation projects.
The Tribune had intended pub
lishing Governor Lister's in ugun-1
address In full this week, but owing
to lhe demand on today's iv'.umtis
of associate editor Will Wallace,
Mho brings in a resume of the pro
ceedings of the county commission
ers, we are unable to give our new
governor the necessary space for the
entire address, and therefore pre
sent only a synopsis.
Governor Lister's inaugural mes-:
sage is brimful of common sense
sad directly to the point.. There
can be no mistaking the fact that
the new executive is in close touch
with state affairs, and his masterly
straightforward message shows him
to be a man of sound business a
bility, of great strength of charac
ter, and possesesd of unusual un
derstanding of state affairs.
The principal feature of the ad
dress is the plan to introduce in
to the management of the state's
business matters a stricter econo
my. It is quite certain that Gov
ernor Lister will abolish unnecessa
ry expense in the operation of the
government of the commonwealth
and that he will do away with the
horde of office holders and clerks
at the state capital and scattered
throughout the state In an attempt
to perpetuate the old republican ma
The governor asserts that the
resu It of the recent election Indi
cates public opinion to be that pro
gressiveness includes economy in
the operation of the various depart
ments of the state government.
The preliminary or introduction
of the message was devoted to I
consideration of the resources of
the state. Governor Lister point
ed out that the state of Washing
ton could have a wall built around
it so that nothing could get in or
out. and still be -self-supporting.
He showed that the state had every
resource that goes to ake a great
Touching on state affairs, he re
commends first, a presidential pri
mary, and he follows with a recom
mendation that the legislature pass
b resolution endorsing a federal a
meudment to the constitution for
the election of United States Sena
tors by direct vote of the people.
For counties, he recommneds non
partisan election of all officials. He
advocates the abolition of the
straight ticket. He would not have
a party circle at the head of the
tickets but would have the voter
choose his candidates by placing an
(X) opposite each man for whom he
wishes to vote.
On elections, he recommends that
| the booths be. so lighted that the
voter can see what he iB doing in
side the election booths. He says
| that many of the voting precincts
1 are so dark that a voter has no
chance to see how to mark the bal
-1 lot. He finds fault with tne pres
ent blanket ballot, and says that
j the blocks where the voter must
| place his cross are too small to be
! *een by the average voter, and he
would have the ballots printed in
; larger type. He advocates a short
-ler ballot at all elections.
The governor recommends the
maintenance of three educational
institutions of high rauk instead of
five of ordinary caliber; incurring
the abolition of the normal school
at Cheney and the combination of
the three into one.
Other of the recommendations o!
the new governor are:
Change in school laws to permit
more general use of school build
More consolidated form of insti
tutional appropiations.
Removal of board of control's
Removal of board of control's
authority over institutions hav
ing separate boards of regents.
Establishment of a separate
training school for girls.
Development of industrial de
partments of training schools so
clothing, shoes and other articles
of wearing apparel used by the pa
tients in hospitals for insane may
be manufactured.
Fixed prices on products of peni
tentiary jute mills .at cost or small
percentage over cost, eliminating
practice of selling jute bags at 40
per cent, profit.
Employment of convict labor in
constructing state highways
Abolition of board of managers
of state reformatory, placing board
of control in direct charge.
Moneys collected by any state
department, board or commissioner
to be depostied with state treasur
er and disbursements made only on
warrants drawn by the slate audi
Suggestion that it might be ad
visable to place the labor commis
sioner under the industrial insur
ance commission.
Creation of the office of inspec
tor of commission houses to pro
tect growers and shippers of fruits
and vegetables, under proposed new
department of commissioner of ag
riculture and inspection.
• • •
Advice against the issuance of
bonds for state highways or the in
crease iv tax for such purposes, but
ase of money now available for
-oad construction, postponing bond
i issue or tax levy until next legis
lature when results of two years
J •
work by state and counties will be
Increase in tax on fishing indus
try to pay expenses of fisheries de
Employment of a state architect
Elimination of matter not of
general public interest from print
ed reports of departments.
Selection and adoption of a state
| Hag.
Payment of default Interest on
Wenatchee bridge bonds.
Appointment by legislature of re
drafting committee composed of non
, legislators, to eliminate ambiguous
language in legislative bills.
Reduction of requested appropri
ation of $500,000 for Panama Pac
ific exposition to at least $200.000,
part also to go to San Diego expo
Make state direct purchaser of
logged-off lands, which are to be
cleared by the state and then re
sold to actual settlers in small
tracts at a price to repay the state
investment, on the deferred pay
ment plan.
Hold down appropriations to low
est possible point consistent with
proper management of the state
• • •
Governor Lister also called par
ticular attention to the phrases in
the ne*v constitutional amendment
wherein the exceptions to the ref
erendum are made to covr "the
support of the state government and
its existing institutions." noting
that any public institution that
might hereafter be established .in
cluding the appropriation necessary
for its establishment, would be sub
ject to the referendum.
Concerning his proposal to abol
ish the tax commission Governor
Lister said:
"The tax commission, I am In
clined to think, should be abolish
ed and the duteis devolving upon
this commission performed by a
deputy who might properly be at
tached to the department of the
secretary of state. This deputy could
take charge of all collections now in
the hands of the tax commission and
collect such other licenses and fees
as are now collected in the offices
of the state auditor and the secre
tary of state.
"To take charge of those duties
requiring a comission, a non-sala
ried commission consisting of three
state officers might be formed, the
deputy above referred to to act as
its secretary and statistician."
. . .
Concerning the consolidation of
the five commissioners into a new
department, commissioner of ag
riculture and inspection, he said:
"By following this plan we would
have a central authority and would
materially reduce the office charg
es. To my mind the greatest saving
could be made in the reduction of
the number of deputies required,
and I feel sure the efficiency of the
departmental work would be In
Regarding the appropriation for
the Panama-Pacific exposition, af
ter showing the appropriations for
previous fairs had been $25,000,
$75,000 and $150,000, the govern
or sadi:
"Before granting so large a sum
(the $500,000 asked) I would re
spectfully urge upon you the nec
esstiy of a careful perusal of the
reports of the state officers and
commissions, also boards having
charge of our educational, charita
ble, penal and reformatory and el
eemosynary institutions. These re-
ports cover the departments of the
state for which appropriations must
be made and whose requirements
are constantly increasing. These ar
certainly entitled to your first con
sideration. * * *
"Taking the most favorable view
possible, I cannot convince myself
that there is necessity for so large
a sum being appropriated for this
purpose. I certainly hope that the
appropriation made for exposition
purposes will not exceed $200,000.
Taking up the matter of logged
off lands, the governor said:
"Washington is one of the young
er states of the Vnion. has wonder
ful natural advantages and resour
ces, and yet it is well to remember
that it can offer to the settler on
ly high priced lands that are ready
for cultivation. * • *
"My opinion iB that bonds issu
ed for clearing • logged-off lands
would not find a ready market un
less strengthened by some guaranle*
on the part of the state and this,
I feel, would be inadvisable. The
only remedy, then, would be for
the state to purchase the bonds, if
either plan were followed the state
would become an indirect Investor
in the lands If it is to become an
invetsor at all, would it not be bet
ter to become a direct one, paying
■ •atright what the lands are worth
clearing tbem on a large scale, and
then disposing of them to actual
settlers In small tracts at a price
that would repay the state for its
"Rather than make an appropri
ation of $&ttO,Obo for use at the
two expositions to be held in 1915,
would not the state derive greater
benefit by appropriating $150,000
or $200,000 for this purpose and
use the difference in undertaking
work as outlined to purchase log
ged-off lands? • • *
"Every acre of such land placed
in cultivation adds to the taxable
property of the state. The devel
opment of these lands is one of |
the most important questions now
confronting us and I sincerely hope
able to devise some plan, during
able to devise soem plan, during
the present session, for beginning
work along these lines.
"Again returning to the matter
of appropriations, however, " he
said, "1 cannot refrain from calling
your attention to the fact that the
estimates in your hands calling for
appropriations far exceed the esti
mate of revenues during the coming
biennium. 1 urge upon you the nec
essity of holding down appropria
tions to the lowest point consistent
with proper management Would it
not be advisable to prepare a gen
eral bill covering appropriations for
>he departments and institutions
that must of necessity be maintain
ed, and after the amount required
for these purposes has been determ
ined, take up the consideration of
special appropriations requested?
"In conclusion, I desire to say it
is my hope that the legislative and
executive departments of the state
may be able to work in harmony
during this session of the legisla
ture. 1 beg to assure you that ever
y possible assistance will be ren
dered by my departments to the
end that the Thirteenth legislature
may have the record of having en
acted such legislation as is called
for by the large majority of the peo
pie and that it will result in last
ing benefit to the state."
Seattle, Jan. 15. 191."
The Progressive Party of the
State of Washington is very much
alive. The spirit shown at the big
Conference held here last week
bodes ill for the standpatters of
both old parties. For two days
there was a succession o! the most
enthusiastic meetings, attended b>
ceveral hundred delegates from all
parts of the State. While the State
Central Committee was meeting iv
one place, the Progressive mem
bers of the legislature came toget
her in another and seriously and
enthusiastically discussed the bills
they intended to introduce and fight
lor in an honest effort to perform
the contract made with the people
In the Progressive Party platform
At the same time the Progressive
editors of the state were touching
elbows in a new compact organiza
tion that will do efficient service in
fighting for progress.
And bigger and livelier than all
of these meetings was the Progres
sive Mass Conference itself, which
was at the same time filling the
large Moose hall and making the
roof ring with their cheers for the
Progressive leaders and the Pro
gressive principles. Through all of
the meetings and in nearly every
speech there was heard a ringing,
challenging slogan of "No Compro
And then in order that there
might be no possibility of a misun
derstanding they unanimously a
dopted a resolution declaring that
the Progressive Party will not en
ter into combination with any other
party hut will fight to a finish for
the planks of its own platform.
The "dollar dinner" crowded the
big hall of the "Rathskeller"' and
for over four hours the leading or
ators of the Party held sway und'-r
the direction of toastmaster Govnor
Teats of Tacoma.
The meetings continued all day
Saturday with increasing numbers
and enthusiasm and closed by unan
mously adopting the report of the
committee on organization which
called for the immediate and thor
ough organization of every county
in the State Every Progressive
voter in the State i 6 asked to en
roll and to make a contribution of
$1.06 a year, seventy-five cents of
which shall go to the County fund
and twenty-five cents towards the
genera) work of the State organiza
The delegates ended the Confer
ence by singing "The Battle Hymn
of the Republic," Which was adopt
ed as the official hymn of the Pro
gressiva party of this State.
Charley's Aunt will be with us on
February 7, at Jamiesori B Opera
House. She expects a pleasant even-
The much talked of Junior con
test will be held on the evening of
February J £ at the school house
Don't fail to be there and help to
see wliOße name will be second on
the piano; you remember, of cours. ,
that the name of the winner is en
graved upon a silver plate which
is attached to the front of the pia
no, and that this is the second con
test of itß kind.
Debates are getting thick On Feb
ruary 21 we meet Blame at that
place and thresh out the County
Question: "Resolved that the Feder
al government should own and op
erate all lnter-state railroads." The
local team is made up of Joha
Breckenridge and Edna McKinnon.
On February 28 we meet Mt. Ver
non at that place, debating the state
question. This team is made up of
Agatha Erz and Edna McKinnon. It
Lynden can win this debate we will
be one of three schools in the state
working for the championship and
a fifty dollar prize
This is an old one: Two brothers
were In the coal business One join
ed church and the other weighed
the coal.
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