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Vol 5
Doings at Olympia as Seen by the
Tribune Correspondent.
It begins to look as though the
state legislature intends getting
down to active work In the last
half of the session, but with over
1,000 bills to be disposed of it will
have a strenuous time to dispose
of them In a fair and equitable man
n*>r. Unquestionably in the rush
of the closing days a number of
meritorious measures will find a
slumbering place in the "bill cem
etery," but it was ever thus. The
time is practically up for the Intro
duction of bills, but doubtless mem
bers will be granted the courtesy
of Introducing bills for some days
to come If they can be shown to be
of necessity.
At a banquet In Olympia, this
week given by local Democrats to
Wovernor Lister and the Democratic
legislators, the governor made a
speech and frankly notified the
legislators that If the legislature
made any appropriation greater than
1200,000 for the San Francisco and
San Diego expositions that he would
just as certainly veto the measure.
He contended that any amount
greater than $200,000 was more
than the state could afford and be
sides the smaller sum was entire
ly large enough for a creditable dis
play. The governor has uhown
himself to be a man of his wond
as well as of determination to do
what he thinks is right regardless
of the likes or dislikes of others.
The first of the week he called the
Democratic legislators in session and .
advised them that he meant just
what he said in his veto message
of the Cheney normal school appro
priation, and that while he didn't
wfsh them to understand that he
was asking favors at their hands,
he wnnted them to know that he
didn't believe in trading in the
legislature, and that if he did it
would be an easy matter for him
to go before the members of the
legislature and trade promises for
support of his veto. As an evi
dence that the governor touched a
popular chord when he vetoed the
Cheney normal appropriation, the
chief executive has this week re
ceiving no less than 25 letters each
day congratulating and commending
him for his course, the majority of
these letters coming from Granges
and farmers' organizations and In
dividual small property owners
many of whom have also urged
upon him a veto of excessive high
way levy measures. In this mat
ter the governor has unofficially
hinted that he will veto the meas
ures passing the legislature by
which the public highway levies
have been doubled.
The senate this week killed both
the senate bills providing for home
rule for cities of the first class
by indefinitely postponing the same
The senate having passed engross
ed house bill creating a bureau of,
farm development, to have charge
of scientific work along agricultur
al lines in the various counties of
the state, It is now in the hands of
the governor.
The president of the Washington
state college is a director of the
bureau, which consists of the
board of county colssioners in all
the counties and such scientific ex
perts as may be engaged. Provision
is raude for the appropriation by the
counties of $3,600 annually to pay
the experts whose work will be to
give Individual instruction and con
duct individual work with the ob
ject of improving the agricultural
methods and conditions.
A bill was Introduced In the
annate this *"ek -rovidlng for
the creation of a new state high
way department, to have jurisdiction
over all road improvements, exten
sions and construction. Provision
is made for co-operation between
the bueau and the road officials of.
the federal government.
One of the most Important leg-|
Islatlve acts passed this session, ofj
interest to farmers, which now ft
waits action by the governor is
,Te measure known as the "Co-op
erativT Association Act," introduc
erf in the house.
For some time the Farmers
union, and the State Grange have
~een working for such a aw The
Nilionnl Grange, at its last ses
si n in Spokane,, adopted resolu
tions favoring the* passage of such
aw* in every state of the Unton^
The act legalises co-operative
associations of farmer, already or-
S and prohibits any organlzn
nof another character from
using the term "co-operative as
Sanlne* mining, manufacturing
„r mechanclal °«f» neß » p th creH .
, Th „f T reCve de fund° r and * he'd.s-
U .M,tlon cTthe balance of profits
n ,b d U^d n end form I for the manage
ment of bug*> «b« r
trustee, to co ™ Bt annua l report
in the legislature w "» cou nty.
Senator DaTU of
introduced his prohibition
question of w referendum.
S ef ore the, P«.P 1** ' dry „ nnve
lt this bill ra " B ' w m proceed
tt nnouncod that tney
ffonaull&atlim of lb* JlarifU JJIIat anb Sbr Cgnarn oun
by another method and place the
issue before the people in 1914 by
the use of the initiative. The new
measure is the same as one Intro
duced at the beginning of the Bes
eh>n, which, however, since its ad
vent in the committee, has not
•ince seen the light of day. It
however, has the referendum clause
The following entitled "What
Progressives Contend For," is clip
ped from the Everett Herald, and
is the condensed speech of Thoma
Corkey, Progressive candidate for
speaker of the house, which was
delivered at Everett on Lincoln"*
Representative Corkery, of Spo
kane, said he would refrain from
oratory, and try to explain what
the Progressive members of the
legislature have to contend with.
He said the Progressive members
had not attempted to maintain war
tare against their opponents. Be
ing in a minority, they had refrain
ed from radical action and had en
deavored to secure all legislation
they could by standing on the ob
vious Justice of the measures they
promoted. The Progressives want
ed to get all the results possible,
and something had been accomp
lished by taking a conciliatory
course. He related the efforts
which Progressives had made to
have the autocratic power of the
speaker of the house taken away
from him. He told of the Pro
'gres»ive proposition to have a com
mittee appointed, consisting of thre*
Democrats, three Progressives and
three Republicans, to name the
committee on rules so the proced
ure would not be left under con
trol of an autocratic presiding of
ficer. The importance of the
rules was explained. Any legisla
tion not approved by the speaker
and the rules committee could be
shelved and never allowed to get
before the house for consideration
The Progressives were unable to
accomplish this reform. Legisla
tion, Mr. Corkery explained, was
decided largely In committees. So
the Progressives had proposed that
the votes In committees during con
sideration of bills be made public,
the same as votes on measures act
ed upon on the floor of the house.
To give color of approval to this,
the Republicans had offered a res
olution providing that the final
vote taken In committees on bills
be made public. This, Mr. Cor
kery contended, was not to the
point, as the vote of committeemen
on amendments during the consid
eration of bills was what determin
ed their fate, and the people w re
entitled to this Information. Uui
the Republicans would not have
it that'way.
He said the Progressives were
not making war upon the Republi
cans, which was vicious and Inde
fensible; and wanted the people to
know what they had contended for
The obvious fairness of the Pro
gressives' Btand must commend the
party to all fair minded people.
He told why he was tor the re
call of Judges, and said that of all
the law books that one could find
In any lawyer's library In this state
but two books represented the law
made by the legislature, while all
the other hundreds of volumes con
tained the law that had been made
by the courts. All he wanted
was to have the courts that made
■o much law, without consultation
with the people, or law that the
legislature never had anything to
do with, that the makers of this
kind of law should be put on the
same basis as the legislators who
are subject to recall, but who make
only a small fraction of the laws.
He told of legislation introduced
by Progressives in fulfillment of
j platform promises; particularly, he
mentioned that on the night of the
I Inaugural ball, he and Representa
tive Rowland, becoming weary of
| the Jam of people In the Temple
of Justice, withdrew and, after con
ference, put In the remainder of
the night In drafting the mothers'
pension bill, which had been over
looked, these gentlemen having had
the Justice of the matter Impress
ed upon them by seeing the finely
dressed women at the ball and con
trasting their condition with that
of the women who scrubbed the
building in the Temple of Justice.
The Progressives had maintain
ed good temper toward their oppon
ents at all times; that It was not
an issue of men, but of principles,
and the Progressives hoped to leave
a record that entitled them to the
respect of their opponents and the
commendation of the whole people
of the state. He felt a deep con
viction that the Progressive party
was the party that stood for equal
Justice, but It must show results and
a fair attitude, or it could not ask
for the confidence of the people.
Concluding, Mr. Corkery express
ed his confidence In the Judgment
of the whole people, saying that
this composite Judgment included
the Judgment of the city man, plus
the Judgment of the farmer; the
Judgment of the young impulsive
man, plus the Judgment of his more
conservative elder; the Judgment of
the capitalist, plus that of the work
man, and that this Judgment was
the safest and the sanest in all
the land.
Appropriating ,the sum of $9-
-563,"26.07 for the coming blenntum
the joint house and senate budget
was introduced in the houße and
the senate Tuesday. The budget
is between $500,000 and $1,000,-
--000 higher than it was two years
Hgo but when the appropriation for
the Temple of Justice and other
new commissions and Institutions
Is estimated the appropriations art
almost the same. Many of the de
partments are given substantial in
creases. , „
The following are some of tne
Govenor's office, $51,000; gov
enor's mansion, $11,500; lieuten
ant governor. $2,900: secretary of
state. $38,000; supreme court, $161
500; bueau of inspection,
board of control. $39,200; capltol
and ground.. $41,000; Western
Washington Insane hospital, $43t0,-
--850: Northern hospital, $463,860;
Eastern hospital, $436,860; land
commissioner, $171,100; school for
blind, $124,835; penitentiary, $707,
450; insurance commissioner, $65,-
--160' fish commissioner, $181,100;
reformatory. $424,000; miscellan
eous. $379,109.24; public printing
$107,200; highway commission, $90,
000; National Guard, $179,250.02
University of Washington, $1,400,-
--701 • Pullman college, $757.306j
Belllngham normal, $198,000; Chen
ey normal school. $195,000; Ellens
burg normal school, $150,000; state
penitentiary, $707,450; Chehalis
training school, $193,975.
The exact amount of the budget
is $9,563,626.07.
Midst a ecene of wild disorder, with
a dozen or more members shouting at
the top. of their voloes for recogni
tion from the chair and with political
leaders running almost madly about,
trying to stop the onslaught, th.
"cow" counties of Washington formed
a stonewall combine and put through
the house of representative, a con
gressional reapportionment bill to fit
the desire, of the rural districts.
The reapportionment as passed Is as
F#st district—Seattle and Kitsap
county; second district —Jeff arson.
Clallam. Snohomish. Skagit, Whatcom,
Island and San Joan; third district-
Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Wah
kiakum. Cowlits, Pacific. Chehalis,
Clark and Skamania; fourth district
—Klickitat, Yakima. Benton, Kittitas,
Whitman, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin,
Grant. Adams, Franklin, Walla Walla;
fifth district—Lincoln, Chelan, Oka
nogan, Douglas, Ferry, Stevens, Pend
O'Reille, Spokane.
The state senate passed the senate
women's minimum wage bill, with
only two dissenting vote*. The bill
creates an Industrial welfare commis
sion, to consist of five members, and
to be charged with the duty of inves
tigating the conditions surrounding
the employment of women and cost
of living, and to fix minimum wage
scales. «*(•»
With only three dissenting votes the
senate concurred in a bill pased by
the house creating a farm develop
ment department of the state govern
Home rule for Washington cities
was knocked In the head by the sen
ate, by vote of 29 to 10. Two bills,
one giving cities of the first class the
right to make their own charters, and
another giving cities of 80,000 or more
population the right to control public
service corporations within such
cities', were Indefinitely postponed.
The vote demonstrated the strength
of the smaller counties as compared
to the larger counties' vote.
Following a bitter fight, the house
of representatives passed, 70 to 26, a
bill abolishing capital punishment in
this state. The measure, whioh Is
said to have enough votes pledged In
the senate to oarry It, and Is said to
have the support of Governor Lister,
substitutes life .imprisonment tor
banging or shooting.
Among now bills Introduced in the
senate was one by the committee on
agriculture Axing a standard of purity
for seeds. The Mil Is urged by dele
gations representing the agricultural
sections because of the present lock
of standards for seeds of all kinds.
The bill Is In the form of a code set
ting forth restrictions and provUlng
against the sale of cereal seed con
taining certain classes of weed seeds.
The bill nukes U possible for too
state to ntnoo a quarantine against
seeds grown in n section infested with
weeds of a class not fee ad In thin
state and not wanted here. Dealers
are required to label nil packages of
seeds with the name of the grower,
hi. address, tne class of seeds, their
purity and their age.
Business men of Seattle, Tsearns
and Spokane cams hero 100 strong In
a special train to appear at a Joint
meeting of the appropriation commit
tees of the house and senate to urge
an appropriation of $IOO,MO for Wash
ington's totMlng at the ranamn-Feoi
flo expoastlon
The boose killed the MB to create
tbs now county of Cook out of Cue
western half of KKahttst county.
Tne house killed a bill, passed by
the senate, prohibiting the sals of fire
arm. "In this state without n permit
from a Judge of a superior court,
Shot While Being Taken From
The Palace To Prison
Under Guard
Mexico City.—Francisco L Madero
and Jose I'i'o Suarez were shot and
killed in a midnight ride under guru-d
from the national palace to the peni
The circumstances surrounding the
death of the depoctod president and
vice president of the republic are un
known, except as given in official ac
count*, which do not conform in all
oases. The only witnesses were those
actually concerned In the killing.
The provisional president, Ceneral
Vlctoriano Huerta, says the killing of
the two men was Incidental to a fight
between their guard and a party at
tempting to liberate them.
Two of those said to have been In
the party that attacked the automo
bile were killed In the exchange of
The minister of foreign relation.
Francisco de la Barra, adda that the
prisoners attempted to escape. Neither
makes a definite statement as to
which side fired the fatal shots. It ts
possible that neither knows. An of
ficial Investigation has been ordered
and solemn promises have been made
that the guilty will be punished.'
Not unnaturally a great part of the
public regards the official versions
with doubt, having in mind the use
for centuries of the notorious "Ley
Fuga," the unwritten law which 1. in
voked when the death of a prisoner 1.
desired. After its application there
is written "Prisoner shot trying to es
Washington.—The killing of Fran
cisco I. Madero and Pino Suarec. de
posed president and vice president of
Mexico, after Provisional President
General Huerta had assured American
Ambassador Wilson of the safety of
his prisoners from Just such attacks
created a serious impression in ad
■jteiatrntlou circles here.
When the first feeling of surprise
had passed. It was realised by offi
cials that this last tragic event had
added greatly to the gravity of the
situation and undoubtedly had placed
an additional strain upon the already
tense relations between this govern
ment and that In the Mexican capital.
Still, as President Taft himself de
clared, the event In Itself was not re
garded as sufficient to demand any
departure from the policy of strict
non-intervention which so far has gov
erned his administration.
Portland Produce Dealers Plesd Guilty
Portland.—Fifteen Front street
wholesalers pleaded guilty of violat
ing the Sherman anti-trust law_ before
Judge Bean in the federal court, prom
ised to dissolve the Produce Merchant
association, to refrain from further
violating the law under penalty of a
heavier sentence, and were fined an
aggregate of $8,450, on the recommen
dation of Assistant United States At
torney Johns.
National Memorial to Redman at New
York Harbor Entrance
New Tork. —Standing beside a
group of Indian chiefs, in full war
paint. President Tnft dug the first
spade full of earth on the top of the
hill nt Fort Wadsworth, at the en
trance to New Tork harbor, for a me
morial to the American Indian, which
will tower 16S feet above the highest
point of this section of the Atlantic
President Tuft's turning of the, first
sod was followed by Chief Hollow
Horn Boar, one of the Sioux leaders
in the Custer massacre on the Little
Big Horn, digging the earth with the
thigh bone of n buffalo, the ancient
Indinn excavating instrument.
In addressing the Indian., President
Taft reviewed their history and spoke
with much feeling of the gradual pass
ing of the race. Hollow Horn Bear
responded to the address.
Bulger Aeroslan. Hit by Turks' Shall
Constantinople.—While aeroplanlng
over the fortress of Adrianople a Bul
garian military aeroplane, piloted by
Lieutenant Nikolas, a Russian officer,
was struck by n Turkish shell and fell
Inside the lines. The officer was made
a prisoner, but the dispatch did not
state whether he suffered Injury.
Single Term for Qeverner.
Lincoln. Mob.—The Nebraska house,
by • vote of M to IS, passed a bill pro
vldiag for ft constitutional amendment
limiting tbs governor of the .tate to
a single terot of four years.
State House, Feb. 24, 1913.
Editor Bellingham Herald,
Bellingham, Wash.
Dear Sir: —An editorial which
appeared in your issue of February
18th has been brought to my notice,
and to those who are really famil
iar with the affairs which you com
mented upon, the editorial Is known
to be extremely unjust and unfair.
Your comment upon the tilt which
occurred between Speaher Taylor
and myself was the second that
has been published in your paper.
Th« first account of the "tilt" was
an article that you published some
time ago, and which was such a
twisted, garbled and false account
that upon reading It, I was about
to write a scathing answer, when
your reporter, here at Olympia
promised me to send you an ac
count of the "tilt" which would
right mutters, and further promis
ed that he would show me the ac
count so that I could put my "O.
K." on it before it was published.
Well, strange to say, the reporter
never came around with the prom
ised article, so the wrong was not
righted. Now right after this first
misrepresentation of yours, comes
an editorial containing the second
unjust comment on the "tilt" and
an equally unjust comment on
what occurred during an hour in
which I acted as Speaker of the
Your first account was unfair in
that it represented me as trying to
talk on a bill after the debate was
closed, and becoming provoked be
cause I was ruled out of order.
But the alleged "tilt" came when
I was asking for a ruling in regard
to when the vote on the bill could
be reconsidered, and Czar Taylor
replied: "I will not rule at all un
til something comes up." This
ruling, or rather refusal to rule,
provoked me but the statement that
1 said anything discourteous to the
Speaker is absolutely false. And
furthermore, I have never at any
lime, said anything discourteous to
the Speaker on the floor of the
House, although his rulings and
refusals to rule, at times, would
make old Joe Cannon blush.
Now, in regard to the hour dur
ing which I acted as Speaker. I
will say first, that the only time
"House rule 46," which prohibits
smoking on the floor of the House,
has been enforced this session, was
while I was in the chair. After
I had instructed the Sergeant-At-
Arms to see that the rule was en
forced, a motion was made to sus
pend "House rule 46." I refused
to put the motion, stating that to
even bring such a motion to a vote
would be a discourtesy to the two
lady Representatives. Does that
indicate that I Was "very much
chastened in spirit," as your edi
torial would have it? It Is true
that the House did indulge in some
parllmentary drill, while I was in
the chair. We had agreed on a
certain time for adjournment, and
as we had some spare time on our
hands, we used it in becoming ac
quainted with the Rules of the
House. I could have leaned back
in my chair, as Czar Taylor does,
and not seen anyone or anything,
but I recognized that the House
wanted some parliamentary drill
and I gave everyone a chance.
Now. Mr. Editor, I know that it
is against the policy of your paper,
representing the Special Interests in
general, and the Fish Trust in par
ticular, as it does, to give anyone
who Is fighting those Interests, a
square deal. But I am hoping that
your own sense of justice, which
is an inherent quality of the aver
age American citizen, will cause you
to publish this letter In full and
give it the same prominence that
you did the articles which it seeks
to correct.
Sincerely yours,
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
Keep Books on the Farm.
The Kansas Agricultural College
sums up good methods of keeping
the cream clean In these brief par
In favorable weather keep the
cows in the pasture as much as
possible, thus preventing the accu
mulation of manure in the stable
or corral.
Remove the dirt from the cows'
udders and flanks before milking
and wipe the udders with a damp
Do not feed any hay or dusty
feed justbefore milking.
To clean palls and cans, first
wash them clean with warm water
and a mineral washing powder, then
rinse them well, scald and allow
them to dry.
Skim about 35 per cent cream.
Take the separator apart and
wash It thoroughly after each sep
Remove the cream to a mllkhouse
or cool place where the air is. pure
and where the can may be placed
In a trough or barrel of cold wa
ter fresh from the well.
Do not mix warm cream with
cold cream nor keep cream In cel
lars or caves.
&cc that all cans and tinware com
ing In contact with cream are per
fectly sweet and clean, especially
in the seams and crevices.
Editor American Reveille: —
You have written bo many edi
torials in which you have either
openly or by innuendo accused me
of being under such obligations to
Walter Fulcher, that I dare not
file an information for his arrest
that a word from me is probably
in order.
You insinuate that those obliga
tions arose from the Franklin N.
Kennedy will contest, wherein Ful
cher was a witness. I here extend
to you, and through you to the
public, a few facts to show any
fair minded person that your ac
cusations are wholly false.
Franklin N. Kennedy moved to
the village of Lynden in the spring
of 1906, and being a bachelor and
In poor health, and a member of
the Masonic Lodge, was given fra
ternal attention by that organiza
tion, I being one of its officers. In
April, 1907, he made a will, leaving
his property to the trustees of that
organization in trust —one-half to
be set aside as the Franklin N. Ken
nedy grave fund, as a perpetual en
dowment to keep his lot fresh and
green, and the other half to be us
ed for Masonic purposes. The will
was witnessed by two responsible
Lynden citizens besides myself.
In December of the same year
being about eight months after the
will had been thus signed and wit
nessed, Kennedy became so ill that
it was necessary to hire a nurse
to attend him, and D. W. Bender,
the then master of the lodge, now
postmaster of Lynden, hired .Wal
ter Fulcher in behalf of the lodge
for such nurse. This was the first
time that Fulcher and Kennedy ev
er met. I knew Fulcher but slight
ly at that time. He remained as
Kennedy's nurse from that time on
until March, 1908, being some three
or four months, at which time Ken
nedy died.
When the will contest was started
and it was alleged in the complaint
that Kennedy was of unsound mind
at the time he made the will, Ful
cher was called by Judge Neterer
one of the attorneys for the lodge
not as an important witness, but
merely to show that Kennedy was
of sound mind during the last three
or four months of his life. Had Ful
cher testified in the contest that
Kennedy was of unsound mind dur
ing the entire time in which ho
nursed him, it would have had no
material effect on the condition of
his mind eight months prior there
to when he made the will, there
fore he was not a material witness.
The contest came regularly on for
trial, and Judge Kellogg after hear
ing all the evidence found for the
lodge and dismissed the contest.
When I was asked to file an In
formation against Fulcher In July
1911, I Intended to do so, but the
advance sheets of our Supreme Court
decisions had just come to my ta
ble, and I there found a similar
case reversed, wherein the corrobo
rating evidence was stronger than
the facts that had been presented
to me against Fulcher. I then sub
mitted the facts to Judge Kellogg
and called his attention to the re
cent decision, and he advised me
that under that decision 1 had no
corroborating evidence.
Had I arrested him and gone to
trial the cause would have been dis
missed at the conclusion of the
state's case, for want of corrobora
ting evidence, and then under the
constitutional provision that a man
cannot be twice placed in jeopard
y for the same offense, 1 could not
have done anything, no matter what
corroborating evidence might sub
sequently have developed.
I had nothing in common with
Fulcher. We do not belong to the
same fraternal organizations, and
our acquaintanceship was more of
a contentious nature than other
wise. He opposed me in my cam
paign during the fall of 1908 and
again during the fall of 1910, be
ing of an opposite political faith.
I hope you will huve the fairness
to publish this.
Dated this 25th day of February
Close to the People.
Speaking; of the agitation for a
better rural credit system in thia
country, Dean L. H. Bailey of the
New York school of agriculture de
clares that "banking and credit rests
directly on the confidence and sym
pathy and confidence between mini
and man. The banker and farm
er often have not been close enough
together, not close enough for the
most satisfactory business relations
to either party. The thing now to
be done is to bring them together
as person and neighbor, to discuss
their common problems."
Dean Bailey adds: "If credit is
to be cooperative, the movement
must lie very close to the people;
and if it is primarily for the bene
fit of farmers, they should have
an active part in the actual dis
cussion. Who knows but that
we may have institutions and a
gencies enough and flexible enough
to meet the needs of rural credit
in such regions and cases as seem
now not to be adequately served?"
People are beginning to find out
that a change of administration has
mighty little effect on business as
compared with a big crop of corn.
No man who uses intoxicant! in
any form has any business with
an automobile. Mixing booze with
gasoline means an accident sooner
or later —generally sooner.
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