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W11STON, CJKKUON, FHIDAY, Yl'AllWAJlY 19, 1915.
tt OF THE WEEK
sharp warning is sent nrniinr. ta nnurrn
ENGLAND A.ND GERMANY uLllHIiI IU LU l Ul
Nebraska legislature immi an .antl
Forty airmen raid four towns In
Belgium bald by the Germans,
Oarmany notifies United SUtaa that
ralatlona with that country ara
A fur all waaka desdlock tha llllnoli
laglalatura haa alaetad an avowed
Tba embargo put on potash by Gr
many ta seriously effecting A marl can
Pawn ahopa and loan aharka ara to ba
rsgulsted If a bill paaaad by tba Ore
gon laglalatura, becomes a law.
It la raportad from Pari that tha
Pranch troops bsvs ratakan two mllaa
of Gorman trenches In Champagne.
Carman government Increases prices
of potatoaa In order to conserve tha
food aupply, which la admlltadly grow
Britlih ataamar la blown up and
aunk off tha rout of Capa Antlfar, by
two Internal aiploalona. Large num.
bar of tba eraw ioat thalr Uvea.
Fearing daath at aaa from Carman
submsrlnss, tha officer and eraw of an
oil tank ataamar, Waving Ban Fran
elaeo for England, hava made thalr
On goo ssnste passes ultra "dry"
bill In half hour, ona member dissent
Ing. Thla la said to ba tha moat draa
tie Prohibition measure of any atata
In tba Union.
the notes Mnt to Crest Brit- H pf Vlimmm? II C ImhW(lnr
lay, ra- ,M,WW vuuuuwuw v. o. nuiiMWuuui
io ncid ncadquancrs.
Choice ot Friendship of Two Na
tion Seem OtTtrtd-Situation
Washington, D. C Publication by
IhsBtste department Friday of tha
aln and Germany, respectlvl
vsslsd that both eountrlaa bad been
warned In moat amphatle terms
against menacing tha vessels or Urea
of American cltlaens traversing the
recently proclaimed aaa lonee of war.
Germany waa advised that tha Unit
ed Stale "would ba constrained to
bold the Imperial government to a
strict accountability" for such acts of
Its naval authorities as might result In
l. j m i m a
T-. V a , VT . eordlng to an Eichanga Telegraph die-
"If such a dsolorsbls situation abould P"" Haw baa Invited tha
arise," the American government American ambassador to Germany,
would "take any steps that might ba I Jam W. Gerard, to a conference at
neceaaary to Uke toaafsgusrd Amerl-wulUrn heulrUir,.
KBSII II V SMtU SI VM .
To Great BriUln the United State
pointed out "the measure of reeponsl
blllty" which would seen to be Ire
poeed on the British government "for
the loss of American veesele and llvi
In case of an attack by Carman
naval force." If England sanctioned
the general misuse of the American
flag by British veaaela, and thereby
cast doubt on tha valid character of
the neutral ensigns.
The two eommunleatlone wore pre
sented respectively to tba British gov
srnment by Ambassador Page and the
German foreign office by Ambassador
Gerard. Tbey ware prepared by Coun
sellor Robert Lansing and revised by
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan
after consultation with tha entire cab
Tha British, Spanish and Braaillan
ambassadors, who happened to call at
the State department, received copies
of the not, as did the ministers of
Sweden, Norway and Denmark, who
especially requaeted them. The docu
ments created something of a sensa
tion among tba diplomats generally be
cause of what soma regarded aa their
Central Villa Refuses
to Accept Peace Appeal
San Antonio, Tea. Francisco Villa
declines to heed the appeal of the Mas-
lean peace eon reran - held here Satur
day. In reply nceived by Psderieo
Gamboa, chairman of the committee
named bv the conference to transmit
to the leaders of tbs warring Mexican llOUMC PaitCS A 119 Bank
1 D01HCS OF OREGON'S IfCBfl
Proceedings ot the People's Bcprtawatailves) at tha 8UU Capitol
LONG SESSION BIDS
factions its resolution asking them to
ley down their arms and proclaim
peace. Villa bitterly arraigns the men
who called the conference and rejects
the plan proposed.
Villa signs himself "Chief of Opera
tions." ills reply waa telegraphed
from Penlsmo, Guanajuato, lie asys:
"It would be an oseellent Idea of
Jlill Except Rise In Salary
State Capitol, Salem Shall the sal
ary of the atata bank examiner be in
creased from f 3000 a year to 14000?
After an hour of snappy debate the
bouse decided thst It shall not With
tha exception of thla detail the bouse
accepted In every particular tha bank-
Judiciary Committee lias
Bill tor New District
State Capitol, Salem Four new ju
dicial districts are provided for in tha
plan reported to the bouse by the Ju
diciary committee by substitute bouse
bill 808. This plan will giva the state
a total of 17 Judicial districts and will
supersede entirely tha system proposed
Stt Quits fiM UBoi Upca
Extra Session Regarded Inevitable
Administration WUl Not
Admit Cause LoL
I--,,,,- -v. r. , ... I yours if It would not conceal an Insane Ing committee'a bill revising the state by President Thompson, of the senate,
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Washington, D. C A situation of
tha utmost delicacy for the United
State haa arisen In relation to the
European war. Its character la Indi
cated by the request of Emperor Wil
liam that Ambassador Gerard In com
pany with Herr von Bethmann-Holl-wag,
the German chancellor, shall
come at once) to haa headquarters in
the eastern theater of war.
This request Is equivalent to com
mand. Mr. Gerard and the chancellor
will go without delay. Mr. Gerard
has been equipped with the proper in
structions, spprovsd by the President.
Tbess Instructions are In line with the
principles laid down in the note to tha
German government protesting against
tbs enforcement of the German "war
What results will follow from the
audience which tha emperor, surround
ed by hls troops, will grsnt to the
American ambassador, no one In Wash
ington knows. It will be a dramatic
setting for the conference. Within
the armed camp of marveloualy effi
cient military power will be the diplo
matic representative of the United
ambition and an Immoderate wish to I banking laws to conform with the new
cause more bloodshed and make the re-1 Federal reserve act.
public poorer. Under the provielone of the bill
"In the convention were present the state banks will be placed in position
big landowners, who ssw In the poor to become members of the Federal re
people nothing but alavea to serve serve system If tbey so elect.
them. They are the so-called seien-1 One change In the present law'will
tificos, who only employ their science I prohibit atata banka from investing
In exploiting the men and helping tbs I any of their assets In the capital stock
tyrants. There are tba clericals, am-1 of any corporation with the exception
bltioue and rapacious. There are the of that of the Federal reserve bank at
professions! politicians, only preoecu- San Francisco.
pied to exploit the men under them. All stats banks acting aa reserve
and you yourself, Mr. Gamboa, have agenta need carry only 16 per cent of
an advantageous place In that group, their total demand deposits and 6 per
aa a conspicuous person who served aa I cent of.tbelr savings deposits in r
a tool for the Huerta administration, I serve. The present law places thla
limit at 16 per cent In citiea of less
than 60,000 population and at 26 per
cent In cities of more than 60,000. No
tte h.nk or trust company can be
tMuvii a a r-r-v bank unless it
shall hava an unimpaired capital and
surplus of 176,000 or more.
The state bank examiner 'under the
new law will need to examine those
banks that are members of a regularly
organised clearing boose association
but once year. Other banks will be
subject to the existing semi-annual ex
amination, however. It Is assumed
thst the clearing house banks will be
poor and who lived on tha people have I under constant Inspection by the clear-1 Judge of thatdistrict.
retired. " l ing house examiners.
n I With these few changes in the exlst-
M wtniy-wnc mine re rer ing law state banks will be enabled to
the usurper and assassin.
"I do not know why the men who
have originated thla state of affairs
should And fault with It, tyine as It (
that they bava Ami to a auan Uimi
and left here all of the people, like
myaslf, who are trying to ssve tbs
republic with all of our strength and
"Personally I have not any ambition
and I emphatically declare that I am
ready to retire from the political
affairs of Mexico ss soon ss ths peace
of the nation la established and when
I aee thst the men wbo hsvs msde her
for 24 districts and an appellate court.
It also disposes of the numerous Inde
pendent district division bills Intro
duced by various members of the house
snd the senate.
The new plan, as worked out by
Chairman Olson, and other members
of the judiciary committee, moved up
a notch when the bouse passed Senator
Tbompsoo'a bill creating the Four
teenth judicial district by detaching
Lake county from the present Thir
teenth district. This leave only
Klamath county In the Thirteenth." .
Create the Fifteenth district to con
sist of Lane, Lincoln and Benton coun
ties, by detaching them from the Sec
Create the Sixteenth district, com
prising Coos county, by detaching it
from the present Second district.
Create the Seventeenth district by
detaching Curry county from the
Second district and Josephine county
from the First district. Jackson
county alone then will embrace the
First district, with Judge Frank M.
Calkina in charge.
This plan will leave Douglas county
alone as the Second judicial district
snd the bill.'provldea that Judge J. W.
Hamilton shall remain the circuit
States, who realises thst the resular
I army of hia country comprises only Nanalmo, B. C Twenty-one livi
80,000 man. Thla force constitute were snuffed out at 11:80 Wednesday
Uh By Ruth Ot Watert I m members of the Federal re-
A prise crew of three officers and 18
men was placed on board the American drastlcMmpllcatlon.
steamer Wllhelmlna at Falmouth. The
Wilhelmina ia loadad with foodstuffs MVriifro EnVOUB Approve
txmna Tnr I ignnint I I I t . l. a ur-iiie, i
i IT ml esm.'s W9mm9 OfllT I WO ,uinT COTM. nwraini duuui iTfiiuwwa miw nii a- jm
A Dunkirk dispatch ssys a life buoy " ' I Under Emperor William's command I of the Pacific Coast Coal mines, lim- lo AM wrrgon
Inscribed U-ll haa been found on tha Washington, D. C Reading of the In the theater of war to which Mr. Ited, when Fire Boss Dsvid Niilerst
shore at Zuvdool. near Dunkirk. It ofncial texte of the two notee from the Gerard has been summoned, there are
Is thought to bava belonged to a Ger- United Ststes to Germany and Great about 1,000,000 Germans Z6 army
man submarine, which possibly met I "ritsin ueTeiopea oaiurasy an intense corps, mere are also a larger num-
interval among ouiciaie ana aipiomaia I Der OI A usiro-Hungarians.
In the question of whst would be the Backed bv tba bayonets around him.
the two Emperor William will feel hia power.
With the recollection of what the Unl
ted State haa, Mr. Gerard cannot but
make comparisons which German, dip
lomacy perhape hopes will causa him
to feel at a disadvantage.
The German emperor is playing for
great stake. It is nothing more nor
less than victory in tba war. If the
United States can be brought to the
point of Insisting that its cargoes of
nature of the replies from
That Great BriUln would give as
surances of no Intention to sanction
the general use of neutral flags by
British merchant ahlpa waa the belief I
of many officials. The widest sort of
Judge Catena, of tbs Circuit court
of Multnomah county, Omgon, aaya be
"cannot assums ecclesiastical powers"
In opening the Taylor-street church In
Portland, which isrloeed by a diasen
tlon In tha Methodist congregation,
but if the property is not used for
church purposes, It will be subjsct to ip0CUtlon. based on variety of eon-
.uvn. captions of Germany's plana In waging
A'dispatch from Bagdad ssys that In submarine war on msrehant ahlpa
n engagement between the advance was beard as to the probable response
guard of the Turkish left wins and of tbe Berlin foreign office.
British Infantry and cavalry, the Brit- Count von Bematorff, the German
Ish withdrew, leaving 17 men dead, ambassador, declined to discuss the
Tba dispatch adda that the riant wins; note to Germany, aa he bad received
of the Turkish army succeeded In ad- no advices from Berlin concerning It,
vanclng as far aa tha woods near Kono. snd the British embassy also was
I fired a shot which broks through Into
tbs old working of the Southfield mine
I of the Old Vancouver Coal company, a
I mine abandonod some 20 years ago.
The old workings were filled with
I water and when the ahot broke through
the inruahlng wet drowned all the
men in the section of the mine effected
rith the exception of W. Murdock,
who, after a bard struggle, succeeded
in reaching safety.
Among the victima of the disaster
are Joseph Foy, manager of the mine.
and David Niilerst, fire boss.
Foy was on tbs surface at the time.
I but upon bearing of the old workings
being tapped went below ground with
Voter ta Register but One.
State Capitol, Salem Bouse bill
191 providing for permanent registra
tion waa passed by the senate without
argument. The law provides that as
long aa an elector resides in the pre
cinct in which he registers and votes
Good 1$ Approved election held throughout the
period ending November 20 following
the regular biennial general election,
he shall not be required to register
State Capitol, Salem The senate
judiciary committee by unanimous vote
decided to report Tavorably on bill
by Senator Bingham which, the mem
bers say, will aid the manufacturers
of the state and relieve the unem
ployed situstion to a large extent.
Manufacturer and organised labor
leaders, who appeared before the com
mittee, were a unit in urging ad potion
of the bill, which provide a differen
tial of 6 per cent in favor of Oregon
concerns in the letting of contracts for
public work and the purchase of ma
terials and supplies for public use.
Senator Bingham explained that
Waahnlgton, D. C Republican and
Democratic sentors who oppose the
government ship purchase bill, aided
by Senators Norris and Ksnyon, Pro
receive Republicans, wbo have stood
by the bill, forced an adjournment
Wednesday night of the longest con
tinuous sea ion in the history of the
senate and made more uncertain than
ever the fate of the measure which the '
administration has. so urgently pressed
oo congieoa. "
On the adjournment, after 64 hours '
and 11 minutee of continuous debate,
leading members of both bouses of
congress conceded that an extra see- ,
sion to be called soon after March 4 '
seemed inevitsble. There were some. ;
however, who still hoped thst there
yet might be time to dispose of appro- ;
priatlon bills) and the ahip purchase ;
messure in some form before adjourn-
Adjournment came on motion made
by Senator O 'Gorman, which prevailed
by 48 to 48, after Senator Norris, de- '
ploring the fatiguing filibuster, hsd
proclaimed hia conclusion that op- t
ponents of the ship purchase bill could
filibuster it to its death.
Disappointed over the loss of sup-
port from the Progressive Republi- "
cans, but still hopeful that something
yet could be done to save the bill, ad- '
ministration leaders of the senate
would not admit that the cause wss i
lost. Anticipating m break In the ;
senate. President Wilson had been con- ?
ferring throughout the past few days :
with house leaders on plana of getting I
the bill before the house, and such '.
course msy be taken, though the sen-
ate Be publicans insist that their fight ;
will continue until.the end of theses- v
sion, no matter what the administra
tion forces may accomplish on the
If the elector fails to vote ss stipu- "" -
lated be shall re-resdster or notify the I
county clerk in not lees than 80 dsys I President Wilson Send
nor more than 60 days after the regu-1
1st November election that he resides I
in the district from which he regis-1
tared and requests in writing that his I
name remain on the register of I
This is the second permanent regis-1 dent Wilson.
tration law that has been passed by Secretary Bryan announced Mr.
the Oregon legislature, one passed at West's selection. The mission is slm-
Nes Envoy to Mexico
Washington, D. CL Duval West,
1 ex-United States district attorney at
San Antonio, Texas, was selected as
I the personal representative of Preai-
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many, the emperor believes bis cause we intention 01 getting an ue men :..:!..' .Zi Clj" ,a w war to uax 01 raui ruuer, woo some
will be ss good as won. Either Greet the surface. He opened a trap door of - -TV?. TTl' . el unconstitutional by the Supreme time ago conferred with the various
Tba Turks, It Is assarted, captured 600
camels. Only Ave Turks were
What excited most attention In con
gress and among diplomats, bowsver,
waa tha serious tone of the notee, even
though qualified by polite terms of
diplomatic usage. The determination
Britain must abandon its) seisures of
such foodstuffs, in which event the
policy of "starving out" Germany will
no longer be effective, or continue to
do so In spite of objection of the
American government and thus force
drastic action on the part of the Unit
The relations between Greece and
Turkey apparently are becoming more
1 I a t . i . t . . . . - a . ss . 1
rstionTC Socialists Give
mlllt.M .ll..k. I.. r.....l.nnl. i.l" "J
i. llZiTiT'. .V n u V 7 k " ships sntitled to fly It and tha warning
sported that e Greek minister hss thaf Germtn, beld to
ill I! r aT ' 22ri.L T . "strict sccountsblllty" If American
.ln'U! h,Turkty ! Hvea or vessels were lost in the st-
iiwh. mi iuraisn minister nu
the old stops and immediately was met
by a flood of water which burled him
against the timbers.
Tbomaa Watson wss working his
first shift, and, along with William
Anderson, had reached place of
safety, but went back to rescue their
partners and lost their lives in the at
Mine Inspector John Newton took
charge of the situation and immed'.-
city councils and all other ' public
boards snd commissioners charged
with the letting of contracts for public
work msy accept bids of Oregon con
cerns which do not exceed by more
than 6 per cent the bida quoted by
competitors of other states.
D. M. Dunne, director of the Manu
facturers' association, said the passsge
of the bill would aid employers by
also left Athens. This Is believed in
soma quarters to be the first step In
the rupture of diplomatic relations be
tween Greece and Turkey, which are
aald alao to have been affected by the
Albanian Invasion of Serbia.
Canada Increases tax. for war pur-
A San Francisco womsn ha started
a Jltneyette for women only.
Engtsnd declare that more stringent
action will be taken agalnat German
Russians in East Prussia are report
ed retreating before tha German
Two hundred and twenty thousand
Serbs are now fit for pervlce In the
European war theater.
Commissioner Dlsck, of Portland,
baa inaugurated a demerit system
against city employes who are negli
gent about paying their peraonal bills.
Five hundred workmen employed In
the auto-truck body building depart
ment of the Theodor Kundta plant; of
Cleveland, u., want on strike.
German financier have been sum
moned to a conference In Berlin with
the finance minister, who considers
that a new loan of $1,260,000,000 is
required for the continuance of the
war, says a dispatch fiom Amsterdam.
Man tailors In sssalon in Chicago,
declaring that economy In dress Is
necessary, limit $1006 yearly for
clothes, which include. eight walking
suits, four ovorcoaUi, one full-dress
suit and six pairs of trousers. By the
same decree women should use only
Relief workers find that tha Bel
glana especially onjoy the American
brand of "pork and beans."
tacks on merchant vessels in ths new
ses aones of war were practically the
sole topic of discussion In executive
and congressional circles, aa wall as
among the am bass sd or and represent
atives of belligerent and neutral na
tions. Whils there were no authorised ex
pressions. It waa evident that the neu
tral diplomats In general gave both
notee their approval because of the
identity of Interests of their govern
ments and of the United Ststes in the
court. Tha new law providea that the
county clerk shall use the card index
system in keeping his register of elec
tors. Each elector shall aign a card
giving hia name, age, political affilia
tion, etc., and shall take an oath that
he is a eitixen of the United States.
The cards shall be public records and
shall be kept in the office of the county
clerks as other public records are kept.
Trading Stamp Bill Die.
State Capitol, Salem By agreeing
to the indefinite postponement of Rep
resentative Forbes' bill to levy a heavy
tax on trading stamps, those member
who sre opposed to the use of trading
stampaln the state are centering their
efforts on Representative Tom Brown's
bill which probably be up for final
oassaire soon. The mail of everv
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Ot KUSSlan Jfeople institution would be substantially in- member of the legislature haa been
Petrogrsd The short session of the I creased In the next two years, inas-1 nooaea ior ine last xew weess wun
Duma onened Thnrsdav in tha nnnence much as Governor Withycombe does letters irom constituents woo repro
of ths ministers, the members of the not propose to practice a policy of ent either aide of the question.
rnll nriKafmnlM (V.. riinlnn.!,. wholesale nardoninirfl. i I bill promises to arouse
keeping their plants in operation and
Aid in Netdu Cnuntrumpn l ZXZ J1'J "1,-"-. Z employes by providing them with
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LondonThe ors-sniistion of the PP recover me
Socialist party In Brussels is doing oooiesor ine victims, wnicn a is ex- Prison Fund Enlarged.
splendid work in alleviating distress. P" wl" w em lwo n" state Capitol. Salera-An additional
according to a report from the Aroeri- 'm' owln " a wamPy Mure J appropriation of $25,000 for aupport
can Commission for Relief. It hss JJe ground and the extensive nature of of the atate penitentiary was voted by
two bakeries, employing 186 men, workings of the Old Southfield th Mnata w welma
with a possible weekly output of 220 mlne ' committee. This action was due to
tons of bread. At present they are T)umn Chepra I In inn the representations made to the com-
baklng and distributing about half uuma sneers v man roitteethat the "populstion" of the
that amount. Their bakeries are not
allowed to aell for money, but for
every ounce of flour they receive from
the commission for relief they turn in
a coupon signed by the head of a Bel-
President Wilson in a lecture before
the National Council of Bov Scouts.
advised them to develop character by
The British government has capitu
lated at last to tba Insistent demand
for more news from: the front. Prime
Minister Asqulth promised thst ar
rangements would be made to publish
communications from Sir John French,
the Brltiah commandar-in-chle f, twice
Leu "Uplift" I Wanted.
Indianapolis Henry Lane Wilson,
ex-ambassador to Mexico, speaking
here before tha Columbia club, said
"There will be no hope for Mexico
until either the present administration
reverses its policy in entirety or until
a new administration, committed to
less uplift, but more genuine practical
advice and assistance in the way of in
telligent evolution, cornea into power."
Mr. Wilson ssld it wss not bis pur
pose "to question the Intention or
pstriotism of the President, but the
performance of the administration."
Weit Getting Big Order.
Aberdeen, Wash. Two orders for
barrel stavea, tha value of which ag
gregates $67,600, and which will take
more than 70 can to carry them to the
East, hava been received within the
laat few days by tha Weetern Cooper
age company. The first is from ths
Chisago headquarters of the Armour
Packing company, and la for $50,000
of lard barrel stock. This order alone
will make 60 carload of stavea. The
other order Is for $7600 worth of short
barrel staves and comes from a New
fflen fsmlly savins: ba has received the MnM..nt.ivA. nH tkmn th.t aiiaH I Moreover, a little extra monev will debate.
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t. w., . M naironiea or inn rnimrwr -im wuwuwuwiukw uio utni u uie
"When a man manes application ior
help," said the Socialist secretary,
we ascertain his business and if pos
sible how msny of his family are de-
Unfit To B Exchanged.
Berlin The first exchsnges of dis
abled prisoners of war under the plan
of Pope Benedict were arranged
through the Berlin embassy. Ona
hundred and forty-six British prisoners
unfit for further service will lesve
Germany February 18, and Great Brit
ain will release 107 Germ ana. The
exchangee apparently are not on a
numerical baaia, but all those who are
diaabled will be Included within the
scope of ths order eventually.
pendent on him and bow many have
trades of their own. If it Is possible
for him to do work that will assist the
commission for relief we let him psy
for the the coupons by doing thst
"For example, if a man is a shoe
maker we let bim mske boots that are
turned in to tbe commission. This
particular form of work is, however,
becoming Impossible on account of the
failure of the supplies of raw material
of all kinds. The number of the un
employed among the many weavers,
bookbinders, miners, etc, in Brussels
and the country at large is increasing
Flood Reservoire Asked.
Denver The Kansas legislature
asked the Colorado legislature to join
in a memorial to congress, petiting
the Nstional government to construct
a series of dams and reservoirs esst of
the Rocky mountains to impound sll
flood waters. The Kansas memorial
haa already been sent to congress. The
memorisl proposes an appropriation to
be used in the construction of a series
of canals, ditches and reservoirs. The
two-fold benefits of the project, would
be tha reclamation of tha land and the
prevention of overflow of the rivers.
Kaiser to Control Oat.
Berlin The Bundesrsth haa decided
to expropriate all the domestic stocks
of oats, with tha exception of seed
oata and tha grain necessary for foddsr
for bones. Tbe order became effective
February 18. Tha Bundesrsth also
raised the maximum price of oats by
50 marks ($12.60) per metric ton.
opening wss preceded by an impressive present governor to place the institu-
half-hour religious service in the im- tion, ss Jar as possiDie, on a seir-sup-mense
foyer of the Duma chamber, in porting basis. The committee again
which cabinet ministers and the Duma discussed several plans through which
officials participated. Tbe session
proper opened with the singing by the
entire assemblage of the Russian na
President Rodzisnko in his formal
opening address made a complimentary
reference to the work of the allies in
tha war, whereupon the entire body "of
members rose and faced the box in
which sat the ambassdon of France,
Great Britain and Japan, and gave
them an ovation, with handclapping
Foreign Minister Saxonoff repeat
edly waa interrupted by applause dur
ing his discourse,
Oregon Ultra "Dry."
Salem, Or. For the first time the
senate went on record on the prohibi-
the prisoners msy be employed. A
flax plant and a wagon-making plant
under consideration. If either one
or both of these plans ia adpoted, it ia
probable that further appropriations
will be allowed for the penitentiary.
Divorce Ad Bill I Passed.
State Capitol, Salem- A bill by Rep
resentative Littlefield prohibiting law
yen from advertising for divorce busi
ness and fixing penalties for violations
wss passed by the senate Thursday.
Senator Strayer, of the committee on
revision of laws, in reporting the
measure favorably, said the practice j
was common in Portland. It was
thought an encouragement of litiga
tion should not be allowed.
Senator Kellaher said there was no
Road-Merger Act Pasted.
State Capitol, Salem By provisions
of Senator Hawley'a bill passed by the
house the Southern Pacific company
will be enabled to proceed with tbe
consolidation of its subsidiary com
panies, plans for which already have
been completed by the railroads
affected. The bill amends the present
law so that one road may own and
operate a competing line. The South
ern facinc plans to consolidate the
Portland, Eugene ft Eastern, the Cor-
vallis ft Eastern, the Salem, Falls City
ft Western and several other minor
roads it owns for the purpose of re
ducing expenses and promoting effi
ciency in operation.
District Road Plan Lose.
State Capitol, Salem One more
road bill waa defeated in the house,
but another is on its way. By a vote
of 41 to 17 the house defeated Repre-
leaden and returned to this country
with his reports.
Mr. West carries no written in
structions, but la commissioned to
make general inquiries into the condi
tions, interview the principal leaders,
including Carranxa, Villa and Zapata,
and make dear to them the position of
the United States government with
respect to the protection of foreigners
and their interests.
The length of time the President's
envoy in Mexico haa not been deter
mined, nor haa any announcement been
made as to whether he will see Car
ranxa or Villa first. Eventually he
will go to Mexico City, there to
operate with the Brazilian minister,
who is earing for American interests,
and John Silliman, also acting for this
It is understood that while Mr. West
will point out the growing necessity
for a permanent settlement of affain
in Mexico, he does not take any plan
or suggestions from the United States.
He has lived a number of yean In
Mexico and la understood to be gen
erally familiar with the situation in
the southern republic. 4 ,.
Sues to Retain Job.
Mandamus proceedings against tha
Portland board of education were
started by Mrs. Msud L. Richards,
formerly English teacher in the trade
school, who wss summarily removed
from her position by City Superintend
ent Alderman on January 6 when he
discovered she hsd been married the
day before. . She was married Jan- .
usry 4, and Immediately notified the
superintendent. She reported for duty '
the following morning, and taught her "
classes until noon, when Mr. Alderman ''
sent word that her services were no '
longer required and a new teacher
was put in her place.
Canadian Harbor 'Mined.
Ottawa, Ont The Naval Service de
partment of Canada issued notice that
tion auestion. and the answer was reason why divorce lawyen should not sentative Sam Browne's bill to provide circumstancea have arisen which msy
ultra "dry." The minority report of
the committee on alcoholic traffic
was adpoted by a vote of 16 to
13. It retains the sentence: "It shall
be unlawful for any one person or fam
ily within this state to receive from
any common carrier more than two
quarts of spirituous or vinous liquon
or more than 24 quarts of malt liquon
within a period of four successive
sdvertisise for business if they desired, a system of state, county and district necessitate the prohibition of all en-
co-operation in road-Dunning. - ine trance to certain ports oi me juomin
measure carried a half-mill tax levy ion, and mariners are instructed thst
and it was this feature to which the on approaching the shores of Canada,
bouse seemingly took objection. The and especially the porta of Halifax,
good roads enthusiasts are not discour- Esquimau, B. C, and Quebec, a sharp
sired, however, and have prepared an- lookout be kept for signals from patrol
other bill to be submitted through the I vessels, which would indicate that ob-
Shells Drop on Swiss.
Lausanne, Switzerland The Gaxette
de Lausanne has published a dispatch
from Porantruy, 88 milea northwest of
Berne and cloae to the French frontier,
which says thst German artillerymen.
firing on a French battery near the
Swiss frontier, sent shells into Swiss
territory. This, the dispatch adds, is
the second hsppening of the kind.
No Postal Saving Limit Wins.
State Capitol, Salem The senate.
by a unanimous vote, adopted the joint
memorial of Senator Dimick aaking
congress to remove the limit on postal
ssvings deposits and to use the de
posits aa a basis for establishing a
system of rural credits.' It also ia pro
vided that interest to depositors be in
prAaiuaH from fi tft S rtar eent. and that
the provision for depositing the postal
deposits in national banka be abolished.
Fair Displag Wanted in State.
State Capitol, Salem Senator Day
haa Introduced a bill providing for an
appropriation of $17,600 for returning
the Oregon exhibit at tha Panama
Pacific Exposition to this state and
making a permanent display of it. j
roads and highways committee.
No-Partg Bench Act Is Out.
State Cspitol, Salem Representa
tive Tom Handley has consented to the
indefinite postponement of his bill pro
viding a non-partisan judiciary. The
measure had been indorsed by the
Stats Bar association. The attorneys
in tbe house generally favored the bill.
but they wen opposed to psssing It at
this session, for the reason thst ths
people defeated a similar measure at
the recent election.
s tractions msy exist. . The extra pre
cautions are taken to mean that Cana
dian porta are being heavily mined.
Germans Lose Ballood.
Paris A semi-official note ssys;
"In the region of Cagny, one Of our
svistion has destroyed a signal bal
loon. A German aeroplane baa been
brought down near Verdun. The pilot,
Lieutenant von Hidelen, had, in Sep
tember, thrown bombs on Paris snd
proclamations inviting Parisians to