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Vol. 5
Happenings at Olympia as seen by the
Tribune Correspondent.
Over half of the legislative sess
ion has been concluded and it does
not take more than a grammer
school student to tell jußt what has
been accomplislied by the thir
teenth assembly of the state of
Washington, and at that the stu
dent wouldn't have to jog his mem
ory to get it right. However, the
assembly has already made a rec
ord f or the introduction of bills,
over 800 being the number on the
list of the two houses. If the
rule voted in the house a couple of
weeks ago is acceded to then ml
less than a week no more bills
will be allowed to be introduced.
Hut as on all former occasions the
house by a two-thirds vote will
doubtless permit members to in
troduce bills up until th.c last mo
About the most notable act ol
the house this week was the pass
age of the Mothers' Pension bill
introduced by Corkery, of Spokane
and Rowland, of Pierce, both Pro
gressives. Just what means these
members used to get the big ma
jority of house members to vote
for their measure has not as yet
been determined, but the very fact
that 87 voted for the bill and only
4 against, with 6 absent, shows that
there must have been something do
ing, or else the house members have
begun to think that there must be
something in the saying that the
"people at home are watching uh
like hawks." On the other hand
it is declared that there was a sin
ister motive behind the actions of
the majority of the "unholy alli
ance" in supporting this measure —
it is openly declared that it is th
intention of the standpat Republi
cans and many of the Democrats tc
vote against the measure which wil
put into effect the machinery foi
the initiative, referendum and re
call as voted for by the people o
tlie state last fall. If such is the
case there will be all the more rea
son for the people making iuor<
decided their opinions in two yean
No little flurry has been caused
in the state capitol over the pass
age by the house of the alien lam 4
bill, fathered by Hughea of What
cum. County. This measure had the
effect of stirring up the secretary
of state of the United States, wh<
wired Governor Lister asking tha 1
he use his influence In having fur
ther action on the measure with
held until further advice could be
communicated to him. since it was
feared the enactment of such a
measure might act in » manner det
rimental to the peaceable interests
now maintained betwen thiß coun
try and Japan. The governor took
the matter up with the senate lead
ers and the upper branch of the
legislature will do nothing with the
bill until Secretary of State Knox
can be heard from further.. The bill
which prohibits the ownership of
property by other than white aliens
is said to be directly aimed at the
Japanese and Chinese.
• • •
There will be no incerase in sal
ary of legislators two years hence,
because the house easily killed the
Middaugh bill providing for an in
crease from $5 to $10. The mem
bers decided that the honor of be
ing a legislator compensated for
the difference between what they
get and what they think they ought
to get.
Another commission is provided
for in bill 177. which passed ttiej
bouse a few days ago. providing for;
n court of domestic relations toi
have jurisdiction ova* divorce
alimony matters.
In the passage of House Bill No.
114, the house has given its sanc
tion to the formation of co-operative
associations by farmers of the stale,
this being a measure very much de
sired by the farmers' legislative
• • •
Anderson believes the state con
stitution should be redrafted and
for this purpose be has introduced
a bill in the seuate providing for|
submission to the voters in ICI4
of a proposition as to whether a
constitutional convention shall be
held. If the proposition carries by
a majority vote of thoße voting on
it, the next legislature shall fix
the date for Buch constitutional con
vention and also date of election for 1
delegates thereto, the convention to;
be held within four months after
such election. Members elected are
to be allowed $2" per day for 60;
days, but there is no limit set for
tbe time the convention may be in
session. It is provided that each
county shall have one delegate, and
in addition each county shall have
one delegate for each 20,000 popu
lation or major fraction thereof
based on the federal census of litlO
The convention is to be held at
the state capital.
What is taken as being another
fight on the state grange, came up
in the h_ouse last Friday when Grass
introduced a measure providing for
an eight hour a day law for all em
ployes of persons, firms or cor
porations. An exception is made
in the case of harvesters, persons
employed In carriers and iv handl
lng perishable products. In ■which
case the hours are fixed at 11 out
of the 24.
If this bill is ever enacted into
a law it will place farm hands as
well as all persons employed in the
cities or towns, on boats, railroad
trains and in every class of busi
ness, under an eight hour a day
limit. It will also apply to domes
tics in the private homes.
The fact that Grange Master C.
B. Kegley has been unusually ac
tive during the present session and
threats that retaliatory measures
would be adopted towards him is
thought to have caused the intro
duction of the bill. The grangers
and the farmers of the state will
be hit harder than the ordinary
employers of labor because it will
mean additional help on the farms
at all times of the year. An eight
hour a day will affect the ranch
ers more thun any other business
or industry-
The author of the bill comes
from the labor temple district in
Seattle and has been closely ident
ified with many of the labor bills
» * •
Although the special sub-comit
tee appointed from the house and
senate road and bridge committees
for the express purpose of taking
funds to be derived by taxation in
road levy and apportion it to the
various roads of the state has not
met or prepared for its work as
yet, the oow counties have started
their campaign for road expendi
tures by preparing a table to show
just what percentage ot the total
state tax each county raises.
The percentage is based on the
lew of 1911. which gave $752,000.
The list is headed by King, Spo
kane aud Pierce counties. King
pays 31 and 7-10ths of the entire
levy; Spokane 17 per cent, while
Pierce pyas 11 and 6-1 Oths.
Snohomish county ranks fourth
with 5 and 1-10 th per cent, while
Whitman comes fifth with 5 per
Walla Walla follows Yakima, the
former with 4 and 7-10 th per cent
and th.c latter with flat 4 per cent.
This table will be used by the
smaller counties to show why their
demands should be met, and at the
same time it will furnish a basis)
for argument with the larger coun-;
ties, notably King, as to the reas
onableness of its demands.
The percentage table also shows
the Eastern Washington claims, andj
the fight will be waged to keep in;
the various sections of the state,;
the money which 'is raised there
by taxation. This means that the
money raised in the southwest will
be kept there, or with adjoi.ing
counties, while the money raised in
Eastern Washington will stay there
• • •
About as drastic a change as hat
yet been proposed is contained in
House Bill 379. by roads and bridge
committee, passed by the house, and
changing the present highway law
raising the tax levy from one and,
one-half mills to two and one-half, i
And this in face of the fact that the
bouse also voted recently to raise
the public highway levy from one
hulf to one and one-half mills. It
is altogether likely that both these
measures will encounter a stumbling
block when they reach Governoi
Lister, because the latter has urg
ed an economical administration and
how he can accomplish it with such
levies is more than his friends aud:
the average layman can teMf^-.^
• • •
The senate gave favorable consid-1
eration to Collins' bill authoriznig,
counties to cine for persons sui'-!
fering from tuberculosis and provid
ing aid therefor.
The senate passed the leachers
Retirement bill, which carried with
it the referendum clause, introduc
ed at the last moment by Carlyon!
of Thurston, by which the people
,must vote upon it in 1914. The
outcome of the matter seems to
be very acceptable to the friends
of the bill, who are willing to
take their chances with the people
tasting a fvorable vote upon the
i measure when it is referred to them
I two years hence.
The organization of Becret socie
ties of every nature or kind in the
public or high schools of the state
is strictly prohibited in Senate biil
22!>. by French, and passed by the
senate this week. It was contend
ed by the friends of this measure
that societies of this kind are be
coming worry to instructors and
offciials in schools as well as det
rimental to the welfare ol the pub
lic school system.
Governor Lister used the axe for
the first time Friday when he ve
toed the Cheney Normal appropri
ation bill, carrying $;SOO.00() with
it. The governor gives as his rea
son his stand for economy. It is 1
believed that if the legislature car
ries out the program arranged by'
the roads and bridges committees
of both nouses to greatly increase
the levies, the governor will also
veto these measures on the plea of
The mutual saving* bank bill,
which passed the senate last week
has raised a storm of opposition a
mong the bankers of the state, to
Consoliiattnn of Ihf Parlfu 9Us! ana Ibr Cgnbrn 9aa
whom it came as a surprise. The
entire strength of the bankers'as
sociation, it is claimed, will be
pitted against the passage of the
bill by the house, where its fate
will porbably be determined this
week. The secretary of the associ
ation told the committee in whose
hands the bill was placed for sub
mission to the house, that if it be
came a law. the next four years
would see the state strewn with the
wreckage of savings banks.
The bill provides for the estab
lishment of savings banks by the
incorporation of 11 or more people
residing within the same count,-.up
on the approval of the state bank
examiner, and the banks so estab
lished to be mutual in character.
The senate enacted a law which
will make it a misdemeanor for
any merchant to publish, circulate
or place before the public an ad
vertisement which is misleading,
deceptive or fraudulaut. The "fake
advertisement law is the result ol
a concerted effort of advertising
clubs in every part of the state, and
the merit of the bill was attested
by the fact that it passed practic
ally without debate by una.nimout
Senator Hutchinson of Spokane
yesterday introduced a measure by
which it is sought to bring about
the formation of a new common
wealth —Lincoln — an idea which
has been agitated for some years
by Eastern Washington citizens.
The proposed new state is to be
composed at Eastern Washington
counties and five nothern Idaho
counties —the panhandle of Idaho.
Hutchinson in his resolution de
clares that real community of in
terest exißts between the Eastern
portion of Washington and western
and northern Idaho, and that lh<
development of this district is re
tarded by its being under the jur
isdiction of two separate common
wealths, and thjfj. golons have diffi
culty in reaching their capitals at
Olyiupia and Boise. Senator Hutch
inson wants the two states to peti
tion congress to pass an enabling
Farmers' organizations are keep
ing in close touch with the legis
lature. The grange and farmers'
union have committees in Olympia
which are working together with
the utmost harmony. C. B. Kegley.
of Palouse, and F. J. Chamberlain
of Puyallup, are representing the
grange, and Alma McCurtain, of
Davenport, and A. C. Cross, of St.
Andrews, are the representatives
of the farmers' union.
• * z
The poposed new county of
White Salmon was readily disposed
of by the house on Hot)day. The
bill creating the new county from
a parf ot Klickitat was pMMtf by
the senate but the house indefinite
ly postponed it..
Cleland and Murphine jointly in
troduced a bill which would com
pel all election officials to pass a
civil service examination, and Craig
proposed a measure making regis
tration valid for ten years.
Representatives Sims and Davis
ask for the submission of a consti
tutional amendment requiring as a
qualification for voters the ability
to read and write the English lan
guage, and permitting only tax
payers to vote at a bond election.
The "dryß" have refused to per
mit the liqour bills to be bottled up
in committees, and are mustering
their forces to bring the liquor is
sue to a climax. The preliminary
step was taken when Senator Da
vis of Pierce county introduced a
bil} to plac:e the question of state
wide prohibiiicm before the people
by referendum.
I If this bill fails, the drys h.-'ve
! stated that they will place the issue
j before the people in 1914 by means
'of the initiative.
* . *
! The s.-nate Monday put Through
j the Bowen bill, which authorizes
; counties to aid in the securing of
right-of-way and to build permanent
highways through third aud fourth
; class towns, which means, if It be
-1 comes v law, that Whatcom county
. will have the right to build s road
through the city limits of towns
like Lynde-n, Blame aud Ferndale.
The measure passed unanimously.
1 Local Poultry Fancier Buy* a
Top Notcher.
Mr. Campbell, of Clearbrook, hat
just received from E . .Lloyd Col
burn his prize winning while leg
horn cockerel. The bird won first
prize Hnd sweepstakes at Reliine
harn; also first at Seattle in Sept
ember, and first at Snohomish dur
ing the Orange Fair, with 3*4 leg
horns competing. The bird's sire
was purchased by Mr. Colburn at
a cost of $100. He was pronounced
by several expert poultry' judges to
be one of the best birds shown
since the Provincial fair four years
The Pacific Poultryman. Seattle
says: "Two or three birds unmen
tioned in tbe winners stand out
in each particular section as well
nigh perfect from which a stand
ard of perfection could be made.
Mr. Colburn intended to keep the
bird and was offering his day-old
chicks at 75 cents each. First
prize on pullets was also awarded
Mr. Campbell at Bellingham as well
as all the prizes offered on single
comb white leghorns at the Lynden
IHI2. fair.
Important Happenings of the
Week From Towns in Our
Melting Snow in Mountains Menaces
Coeur d'Alene District.
Spokane.—Continued warm weather
has stricken tbe residents of the
Coeur d'Alene mining district towns
with grave fears of slides. Snokane
and smaller adjacent towns in the val
ley pre confronted with flood danger,
destruction of bridges and in some
cases isolation by railroad washouts.
City officials are considering clos
ing the high Hangman creek trestle
in the western part of tbe city, be
cause of a huge ice Jam collecting
about its timbers. The bridge spans
a canyon over 100 feet deep in tbe
middle and nearly three quartet p of a
mile wide. If closed, it will cut off
traffic to the huge residential district
and annul interurban train service to
Medical Lake, Cheney and a number
of smaller points.
Flood danger at Colfax and other
towns similarly situated is lessened
considerably by tbe fact that the snow
has draa-n the frost from the ground,
permitting much of the water to sink,
yet the water is rising alarmingly to
Woman Kills Bear With Pistol.
White Salmon.—With two shots
from a 38 calibre revolver, Mrs. Hay,
who resides on a ranch on the Little
White Salmon river west of this place,
brought a bear tumbling down from a
tree where it had sought refuge from
"Home" Editor to Appeal.
Tacoma. —His case financed by the
New York Free Speech League, Jay
Fox has appealed to the supreme
court of the United States from the
decision of the supreme court of the
state of Washington, which denied
him a Tehearlng.
Fox, editor of a paper published at
Home Colony, was convicted more
than a year ago of publishing an edi
torial entitled "The Nude and the
Prude" which It was alleged was cal
culated to create disrespect for the
The case will be carried in the su
preme court of the United States on
the ground that the amended law of
the state of Washington is in viola
tion of the constitutional guarantee
of freedom of the press.
Treasure Was More Than 2 Months
on Way From Iditarod District.
Seattle.—More than $1,000,000 in
gold, said to be the largest consign
ment of treasure ever received from
the north at this time of year, was
brought down by the steamship Mari
posa, a'bich arrived from Cordova,
Alaska. The gold was shipped by ex
press from the Iditarod district, and
was more than two months in transit.
From Iditarod to Chintina, more than
2000 miles, the gold was hauled on
dog sleds. At Chitina it was placed
on a train of the Copper River and
Northwestern railroad. The train was
caught between two snowslldes that
tied up traffic more than a month on
the Alaska line, and during that time
tbe express company's guards, heavily
armed, watched over the treasure
while laborers and rotary snowplows
cleared tbe way into Cordova
Horses and Sheep Killed by Storms.
Walla Walla—Stock throughout
eastern Washington has suffered sev
erely from the long cold spell. While
the natural range has been covered
with more than two feet of snow, the
animals, particularly horses and
sheep, have suffered from lack of
water Bands of horses which depend
on the water from tbe numerous small
streams have died In large numbers
on account of their supply being cut
off, either by the heavy ice. or. in
some cases, by tbe streams being
dried by the cold weather.
One Killed, Many Injured at Pc Ell.
Centralis,. —A series of serious ac
cidents baa occurred in Pc Ell during
tbe past week. B. Kosbenski bad a
nanow escape from deatb wben be
fell irom a car of logs onto a couplir.g
between two cars of a logging train.
Lee Odolakl cracked a bone In bis
leg wben an ax that be was using
slipped. Miss Mlna Brain is nursing
a badly cut arm received wben sba
leaned against a window pans, tbe
glass breaking under tbe strain. While
Tom Jones was working with a stump
puUlnj_ machine, the Uver swung
around, striking" him fn The back:
his hip was broken and an artery
torn- he died from internal bleeding
within a few hours. W. Ptvonl bad a
close shave from death when a big
rolled over him; the man waa fr.rtu
nately working on soft ground, and
he was forced into tbe earth, escaplug
with only a bruised shoulder and face.
Fruit Growers' Meeting Post
poned to Monday, Mar. 3.
The meeting of the Fruit Grow
ers' Association which had been
set for Saturday, March Ist has
been postponed until Monday, March
It is proposed to make this meet
ing one of the largest ever held
here, one at which all parties in
terested in the general welfare of
the valley will unite and discuss
matters of importance to all. The
meeting will begin at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon and continue through
out the day.
All that are interested in dairy
ing, are invited to come, as are all
those interested in hay and pota
toes, and of course all those in
teersted in berry raising and fruit
culture, and especially the small
ranchers are invited to attend the
same. The association would also
like to hvae all those interested in
any kind of business, be it, large
or small, attend. And all those
that are alive to their own interests
of the community at large. The
ladies are especially invited to at
tend the meeting.
Charley's Aunt Just Fine.
The performance of "Charley's
Aunt", given Friday night by the
Boys' Literary Society of the high
school, was attended by a large au
dience and was a decided success
from every point of view. The va
rious parts were well sustained and
the acting clever. John Brecken
ridge. impersonating Charley's aunt
was great. Johnny was right there
all the time and kept the audience
laughing from start to finish. As tht
two young college students, Alvin
Pyeatt and Elmer Lund acted their
parts well. Cecil Jamieson, Cliff
Worthen and Albert Booman took
the rather difficult parts of young
ladies, and did some clever acting.
Louis Tromp. as the real "Aunt"
was the best "lady" of them all,
sustaining the part of the million
airess is a most creditable manner.
Cecil Jamieson carried off the
honors for being quite the handsom
est "girl" in the bunch. Chester
Worthen the elderly Stephen Petti
gue, did exceedingly well. while
John Wolff and Howard Worthen
are also deserving of commendation.
The Mandolin-Guitar Club, undet
the direction of Mrs. P. A. Wright,
rendered several selections which
were listened to with much pleas
Bookkeeping on the Farm.
The United States Department oi
Agriculture has just published a
farmers' bulletin, treating of the
subject of farm bookkeeping, which
will be found very useful by any
one who desires to start a system
of accounting. The bulletin dis
cusses the advantages of farm book
keeping and outlines the principles
upon which a system of farm ac
counting should be built up. Forms
are given illustrating methods for
taking a farm inventory, which is
the basis of all farm accounting.
Other forms are shown for receipts
and expenditures and for learning
the farm profit.
Forms or labor records are Bhown
also time sheets and labor reports
While the bulletin in itself is not
a treatise on bookkeeping with
data and instructions for keeping
a system of farm accounts, it is
particularly valuable in giving sug
gestions regarding the details ol
farm accounting. If carefully studi
ed it will enable one to devise a
system of accounting that will be
satisfactory and complete enough
for the business of most farms. Ths
bulletin may be had without cost
by addressing the Division of Pub
lications. I. S. Department of Agri
culture. Washington. D. C, asking
for a copy of Farmers' Bulletin No
The meeting w-as called to or
der Saturday by the president, Mrs
Pajmer. Owing to the disagreeabb
weather the attendance was small
only nine members being present
but a pleasant and Interesting sess
ion was enjoyed.
Everyone was glad to see th<
smiling countenance of Mrs. Taylor
it being the first meeting she ha
attended since installation.
Mrs. Kelsey and Mrs. Sands wen
reported on the sick list. Mr. an
Mrs. Breckenridge were said to 1
about the same.
A letter from the Departmen'
President was greatly enjoyed.
At the next meeting, March 1
initiation will be the order of bus
iness, and light lunch will h
served. It is hoped that the at
tendance will be large. The officers
are especially requested to be pres
ent. The correspondent and secre
tary were both missed from la
meeting. Mrs. McSorley served
secretary pro tern.
Announcement of the date an<
nature of the entertainment to be
given will be made in the near fu
One of the most successful af
fairs in the history of the Lynden
school was the meeting of teach
ers last Saturday held at the school
house, and planned by the Lynden
The morning was spent in get
ting acquainted and inspecting the
school work. At one o'clock a
chicken dinner was served to the 4?
visiting teachers in the Commercial
room. From this, all adjourned to
the high school Assembly room for
the afternoon program.
It had been planned to have the
program finished by 4:00 p. m. but
discussion was so lively and so ma
ny had such good points to advanc
on the school topics under consid
eration that it was well after five
when adjournment was taken.
Prof.P. A. Wright acted as chair
man and in his statement of the
purposes of the meeting, gave as
the chief aim, the better co-opera
tion of teachers, and this hope was
more than reached in the enthu
siasm and good fellowship of the
meeting. *
The program follows:
Music ._. Mandolin and Guitar Club.
Effective Methods of Discipline,
H. O. Button.
Reading .. . . Catherine Harris.
Music . . . . Mrs. L. C. Wright.
Backward Children. Lucile Chamberf
Music Girls' Glee Club.
Reading Lida Stone.
Music Mrs. P. A. Wright.
How to Hold Attention
L. C. Wright
Music Miss Ada Hooton.
Don't forget the Junior Declam
atory contest which is to be hebl
at the school house next Wednes
day evening, February 2(1. This iE
one of the most important events
of the school year, as well as one
of the most interesting. The pro
ceeds go to the piano fund and the
line of work is something new for
Lynden. Following is the program
except for the music Bwhich will
be arranged later:
Patrick Henry's Speech, Howard
Worthen: "The Heart of Old Hick
ory." Llda Stone; "An Afternoon
in a Hotel," Georgeina Dickerson;
"How the Laßue Stakes were Lost,"
Nellie Oakes: "How the Bet was
Lost." Katherine Harris; "Cherokee
Roses," Ada Baldwin; "The Death
Penalty," John Bay.
Tickets will be on sale at the
door—ls and 25 cents.
The Spreader a Money maker
The manure spreader has prov
ed itself a money saver to the
farmer, and its use is now strongly
recommended by experts, especially
for applying coarse manures. The
strong point in favor of the spread
er is that it distributes more uni
formly than is possible by hand and
therefore covers more ground with
the same amountof fertilizer. The
spreader is also excellent for top
dressing wheat in winter.
Director Thorne. of the Ohio Ex
periment Station says that 8 loads
of manure per acre applied with a
spreader have about as great effi
ciency as 12 loads put on roughly
by hand. Figuring that manure is
worth $1 a load, the farmer saves
about $4 by covering tbe acre of
ground with the spreader. Since
8 loads spread by horse power brihp
the same benefit as 12 loads put
on by hand, it follows that a given
manure production on the farm will
cover 50 per cent more of the field
each season if the machine is used.
It has been shown that frequent
light coatings of manure are mor<
beneficial than the same amount ap
plied at longer intervals. With the
spreader a larger acreage can be
covered each year and the periods
between applications shortened.
Kensington Club.
Mrs. C. H. McLeod entertained
the Kensington Club at her home
Friday afternoon in a very charm
ing manner. Complimentary to St.
Valentine, the rooms were prettily
decorated in red hearts and red
carnations. The refreshments were
also suggestive of "Lovers Day."
During the progress of the meet
ing, greetings were received by
telephone from Mrs. Geo. H. Cole,
a former valued member of the
club, but now living in Bellingham.
Three newly-elected members. Mrs
F. L. Wood, Mrs. Mark Hammond
and Mrs. L. C. Wright were present
and guests of the club were Mrs.
M. L. Watson. Miss Cecile Watson
and Mißs Eva Mulder. Mrs. P. M.
Serrurier and Mrs. Rosenzweig will
entertain club members and their
husbands at the home of the former
Friday evening. February 28.
Farm Sale at Auction.
On Tuesday, March 4. L. W. Slo
per will sell at public auction all
of his live stock, farm implements
and household goods, at his farm
two miles north and a half mile
east of Laurel. He will also sell
the land, it being described as the
north 30 acres of NE \k, SW |f of
Sec. 18. Twp 39 nr. 3 E. A small
payment of SSOO will be accepted on
the land. On the stock, implements
etc., the usual terms will prevail.
Auctioneer Bostwick will officiate.
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