EADER VOLUME 41 WESTON, OREGON,' FRID Y, JAN. 24, 1919 NUMBER 34 WESTON OREGONJEGISLATURE Prompt Organization of Both Houses Augury of Suc cessful Session. Prohibiten Amendment Ratified Sol r dler' an4 Sailers' Cmmllon Psrmtd No Conflict Over Consoli dation Waul Suppress Criminal Syndicalism Stat Polio Report msnt Proposed Cmpglory Im. ployment of Soldier. . Salem. If th prompt monitor In which tb legialatiir organised and atartod to work la an Indication of tho manner la which Iho law making business la going to b conducted It augur woll tor a successful amtlon. Ther waa no bickering In olthor bouse over organisation. Both tho president of tho aonato. W. T. Vinton of Yamhill county, and tho speaker of tho house. Seymour Jonee of Marlon county, war elected without oppool tlon. Tho leglolallv mill began to (rind promptly after organisation waa com pleted, with Jsse ueotoaa dobat than during tha flrat wook of any eosslon for many yeara. Wblto fowar bllle wart Introduced than uiually appear during tho flrat wook of a eosslon, seldom do tho Initial wook aeo o many Important moeaure brought for ward. All told. 10 bills bav boon Introduced la th bou and SI in the senat. The flrat Important action of th leglalatur after organlatlon wa tha ratification of th national prohibition amendment Tha prohibition resolu. tlon paaaed the hou4 with only In roe negatlv vote. Mat by Kubll. Lew la and McFarland, all from Multnomah county. In th aonat th resolution wa pissed by an unanimous tote. Ill aaeed to Bellev Soldier, ' Th flrat bill ped provided for the creation of a aoldlera' and aallora' commlaalon for th relief of returning aoldlera. appropriating 1100.000 for that purpote. Tho bill passed both houaea with only one dissenting vote, raat by Senator Wood of Washington oounty. Governor Withycombe promptly signed the bill and announced tha ap pointment of W. n. Ayer. chairman; John !!. Burgerd. A. II. Cranston and " John H. Stevenson, all of Portland, as the personnel of the new commission. A technical error waa discovered In th aoldlera' relief bill by the auditing department of th secretary of atal. which la held to render It unconstitu tional, and will necessitate aendlng th bllt back to th leglalatur for amendment Consolidation Plana Harmonious. For a tint 'titer were Indications of t clash between the house and aenat , over th consolidation pro gram, but the differences wer smoothed over, A practical plan Is being worked out under which th Joint commute will put Into form all proposals for consolidation, elimina tion or merger of duties of various departmenta and commissions. Members who hav been nor for several sessions declare that never befor hav they seen th leglalatur aa a whole In such a seeming state ot harmony on th consolidation question as now, and it Is believed the conflict which blocked all efforts at consoli dation two yeara ago will be avoided. Radicals to B Curbed. A bill was introduced in th senate by Senator Dlmlck and somewhat similar bill In tb house by Air. Kubll directed at criminal syndicalism and' doslgned to suppress Bolshtvlkl nd I. W. W. actlvltlss. Th measures de fine criminal syndicalism and sabo tag, and would curb lawlessness seek ing Industrial revolution. They woulif punish by fin and Imprisonment not only actual destruction of property, but also th distribution of Utoratura or th teschlng of such propaganda, I The bills aro xpecUd to meet the desire of Governor Withycombe as expressed In his message that a law providing for the punishment of treas on be enaoted. State Police la Created By Bill. Creation of th department of atate police Is proposed In a bill Introduced by 8enator Orton, of Multnomah. The bill provldea for an appropria tion of 160,000 for the support of the department for a two-year period. . A superintendent of state police, 40 be appointed by the governor at a slsry ot 13000 a year, and the selec tlon of U police officers by the super intendent at aalaries ot $1500 annually each, are Iho main provisions of the t:ll. ' Provide for employment of Soldier. first of th rncoMsli notion bllt to b Introduced In th senat wa that if Senator Huston, msklng employ ment ot war veterans', either aoldlera ir aallora, compulsory by the atate, ;ounth'S and municipal corporations Iho measure wpplles to veteran of :tie Civil, BnsnUh Amrlrsn and of th cent war who ba achieved honor ibl discharges. Tb bill provide that aoldlera who have been ms'rned In action shall b given tmptoymrnl suitable to their physical ronillllm, and, In ra any working force of men Is cut down, would be the last to be removed from tb payrolls. Tax Limitation Repeal Proposed. The repeal of tho per cent Uf limitation amendment adopted by th pnopl at the general election of 1916. I provided for In a Joint resolution Intrixlurrd In the houa Just U-for adjournment by Ilrown-U of Umatilla county. Tb resolution provide for tb ap polulment of a commute of five mem ber of the bouse u proper measure for adoption by tb leglalatur, and submission by It to th people at th nest general election, of a constitu tional provision, repealing th present ( per cent limitation amendment. Want Road Work Started. A Joint resolution Introduced in th house by Mr. Uean, calling upon th stat highway commission to Imme diately atari work on on or more unit of highway work to provide em ployment for at least 1000 men waa passed In both bouses. Tbla resolu tion provides that preference ahall be given to returning soldiers and aallora. Mr. Bean also Introduced a Joint resolution calling upon congress to enact legislation which will remedy bad conditions surrounding th re turning men, becaus ot governmental '.naction. This resolution call atten tion to the fact that th Oregon legla latur ha been compelled to appro priate tlOO.OOO to grappl with a situa tion which should hav been cared for by congressional action. Prevent Teaching Foreign Languages. Itepresentatlv Dodd of Umatilla In troduced a bill in the house, making It unlawful for any board ot school di rectors to permit the teaching of any subject, other than foreign languagea, In any of the public or private schools of the atate except in tho English lan guage. Any director permitting auch a thing to be done, or any teacher vlp latlng the terms of th act Is to be punished by a tin of not less than $100 nor more than 9500 for the first offense, and not less than 1250 nor mor than $1000 for the aecond of fense, with the atternato punishment cf 'mprlsotiment for not less than SO day nor mor than on year In the county Jail. Market Commlaalon Is Proposed. Standardisation of th sale or all farm and manufacturing products and furthering th market for .Oregon good la proposed In a bill Introduced by Senator Huston, ot Multnomah county, providing for the creation ot a atate market commission. Th bill provide that a market director, ap pointed by the governor, shall have supervisory control over th eale -and marketing of all such commodities, to the end that Oregon products might find a wider- market throughout th country. Land Csttlsmant Act Introduced, The aoldlera land settlement bill recommended to the various states by Secretary of the Interior Lao waa Introduced in the "senate by Senator Eddy. It provldea for th appoint ment of a soldiers' settlemeqt board ot three member and carries an ap propriation of 1500,000 to meet the state's share ot the expense ot co operation with th United States. Briefly, th bill provides a plan , whereby the state Is to furnish the land and tho United SUtoa Is to fur nlsh the money for. the development ; ot home for aoldlera. The soldiers will be given 40 yeara In which to pay tor th land and 20 yeara in which to pay for th Improvements. Provision is made that the governor shall appoint the chairman ot th sol-. dters' settlement board, who shall be designated as the aoldlera' settlement commissioner and shatl receive a sal ary of 14000 a year, " Loglslatlv Brevities. Governor Withycombe' veto of sen ate bill No. 242, ot the 1917 aesston, proposing an Increase In the aslarlea of certain offlclala in Hood River county, wa sustained by the senate. A bill to license real estate brokers wal introduced in th house by Rep resentative Gordon. Amendment to the Inheritance tag laws so that they shall apply to Getting ' DISCUSS STRENGTH OF ARMYJII EUROPE Washington. What army strength Is to be maintained In Europe 1 under discussion now by American military officials and th allied military lead ers. No report haa been received In dicating tbe number ot divisions to be supplied by the United States, but General March waa posltlv that It would be far leaa than th 20 division given la unofficial report as tho prob able American military contribution, Tb American fore for th occu pied ion was fixed by International agreement at th time the armlstlc was signed. General March aaid Mar shal roch undoubtedly would refuse to permit a reduction of bis total strength to a point wber it would b Inadequate to handle any possible dis turbance. Demobilisation ot all army unita in th United Statea haa been ordered General March announced, with the exception of the regular army regi ments needed for camp guard pur poses and varloua detachments neces sary to continue the demobilization process. Th total now Hated for de mobilization la 1,177,000. tate which pasa by dower and cour tesy, or because of any deed, grant or gift a an advancement or division ot the decedent'a estate, along with greatly increased ratea. are Included In the proviaiona of a bill introduced In the nous by Representstlv Schuebel. Having procured Oregon' ratifica tion of the national prohibition amend ment by a total vote ot 87 to 8 In th combined branche of the leglalatur, th prohibition forces of the tat now are to train their "dry" guna on th patent medicines and so-called tonics containing a generous portion of al cohol. President Baker, of th Oregon AnU-Saloon league, la authority for th statement that bill touching on these patent medicines will b Intro duce! Representstlv Cross ot Clackamas county Would bav the school certifi cation law of 1911 so amended that graduntos of universities and colleges could teach In grade schools ot th state, ' . Will Demobilize the 13th Division. Camp Lewis. Demobilisation ot the entlro 13th Division, Camp Lewis, was nmhorlied. This order Involves 10,000 men. Ttic Plutocrat ft-g5cll'llirMI""'" ' iieiwsosansswssasaaawaMSai i i 11 i i-i mmmmmmm-mmmm- Wl Started ERMANY HAS - HECTIOH RIOTS London. Rioting occurred In Berlin after th Spartacan had attempted to destroy th ballot boxes used In Sun day's election, according to an Ex change Telegraph dispatch. Tb Spartacan were repulsed every where Fighting took plac in Wil helmatraaa and Hedemannetrasse and at th HeJleecbe Tor. The Spartacana lalso mad an attempt to storm th offlc of th Vorwaerta. "Th course ot the elections through out th German atate." aay a German government wireless dispatch receiv ed her, "haa clearly proved that th development of a republ' -n form of government intereat tb whol Ger man nation. Participation in th elec tion waa strong everywhere and In th sharpeat contradiction to the in difference which vast classes, espe cially the bourgeois, hav shown on the occaaion of former elections. Es pecially remarkable waa the strong percentage o women among th masses of voters and th perseverance of both male and. female votera to vote, despite advers weather." BRIEF GENERAL NEWS There may be 500,000 German sol dier atill under arms, according to cstlmatee of military, expert ot th British army. By a vote ot 50 to 21, the senat adopted a resolution recommended by a majority ot the prlvllegea and elec tlona committee, dismissing disloyalty charges brought against Senator La Follctte, of Wisconsin. Karl Llebknocbt and Rosa Luxem burg, two of the chief leaders of th Spartacana and both active In spread ing Bolshevik propaganda In Germany, have been slain, it was officially an nounced In Berlin. , - The Ohio public utilities commis sion formally rejected the order of W, O, McAdoo, as federal director-general ot railroads, providing for an in crease of son express rates, so far as Its operation in Ohio 1 concerned. Senator Chamberlain Introduced a bill In the United Statea aenat to au thorise tha resumption of voluntary enlistments in the regular army. Also on which authorises th purchase of land for a national cemetery in Prsnee. Seattte-With 80,000 men involved in the strike, every steel shipyard is closed and wooden yards shut down. POLES APPROVE MINISTRY Socialist Minority Alon I Said t Bo Against PaderswskL Warsaw. Tb Polish ministry form ed by Ignsce Jan Paderewskl appar ently meeta tb approval of all parties except radical Socialists. Tb now cabinet represents most of tbe parties in German, Russian and Austrian Poland. Banker of Posen bav loaned It 100,000,000 marks. M. English, a banker ot Posen, as sumed office aa minister of finance. M. Paderewskl will take charge of the foreign office with tb assistance ot five under secretaries. Secretary Lane Eulogize Roeeovolt Washington. A tribute to Theodore Roosevelt by Secretary Lane waa adopted by the house pension com mittee aa part cf Ita favorable report on a bllt. which already has passed the senate, granting an annual pen sion of $5000 to Mrs. Roosevelt Shipyard Workers Strike. Seattle.-Between 86,000 and 27,000 member of th metal trade union In Seoul, Tacoma and Anacorte went on strike, paralysing the major por t'on ot Washington's ahlpbuUdlng In dustry. Germans Arm te Boat Back Pole. Berlin. Tbe German government 1 reported organizing two armies to counteract an invasion by tbe Pole, threatening Brandenburg. Forces tn West Prussia will be under General von Quaet and In Silesia under Field Marshal Woyrsch. De Molne Troop Riot De Moines, Iowa. A captain and a first lieutenant are under arrest nd three overseas aoldlera were triet by summary court martial as the result of a riot which occurred when a city traffic officer arrested a soldier for disorderly conduct Helmets to Boost Loan. Coblenx. From 60,000 to 70,000 Ger mau helmet abandoned by the with drawing army are being loaded on freight car for shipment to the Unit ed Slates to be distslbuted a prise In connection with the next loan cam paign. King Georgo'a Youngest Son Dead. London. Prince John, the youngest son of King George, died at Sandring kam. He had been 111 for some time. THE MARKETS . Portland Oats No. 2 white feed, $49.50 ton. Barieysiandard feed, 248 per ton. Corn Whole, $67 69; cracked. $3 (71. " Hay Timothy, $3032 per ton; al falfa. $27.60. Butter Creamery, 63c per pound. Eggs Ranch, 6759c per dosen. Potatoes $1.7562 per hundred. Poultry Hens, 30 32c; springs, 40c; roosters, 23c; ducks, 30o; geeso, 20025c; turkeys. 45a Seattle Hay Eastern Washington timothy, $38 per ton; nlfalfa, $.34 per ton. Butter Creamery, 66c Egg Ranch, 2629c Poultry Hens, 2629c; springs, 27c; roosters, dressed, 2728c; ducks, Sic; geese. 26c; turkeys, 44ff47a Bolshtvlkl Got German Arma. Warsaw. Bolshevist , troops hav alackened their advance at the Polish frontier. The Germans are delaying their evacuation of Grodno tor several days, although General Falkenhayue haa retired to Suwalkl and General Hoffman has gon to Koenigsberg. Polish leaders allege Germans are selling arms to th Bolshevist. The latter are Issuing proclamation that they have come to re tore order. Dla patches state, however, that Bolshe vist soldiers have been seen carrying bannere Inscribed with the words "Long Live ' the Red Terror and "Death to Non-Workers." Fifth Loan To B Laat Waahlngton. Only on mor big war loan drive 1 planned by the treas ury department Secretary Glass stat ed. This will be Ihe Victory liberty loan, to be floated probably the last three weeks In April. Tbe amount will not be more than $6,000,000,000 and may be $5.000.000,0OV Swedes to Fight Rusa. Stockholm. Swedish inilitsr? mis sions hav reported favorably regard ing sending of a. volunteer military expedition Into Lithuania to atom the Bolshevik! advance. pfCE COIIFEREHCE FORMALLY 0PE1IE0 French President Urges tits Formation of a league , of Nations. Pari. Tb peace conference wa formally opened with speech by President Polncare, of France. President Wilson nominated Pre mier Ctemenceau tor chairman of th congress. Th nomination wa sec onded by Premier Lloyd George la aa earnest tribute to th French premier. President Wilson, In nominating Premier Clemencean for chairman cf the conference, delivered a speech in response to that of President Polncare and paid tribute to Premier Clemen ceau. President Polncare, In hi speech, urged the establishment of a league of nations to aafegnard humanity from further Buffering. ' Polncare declared the nations which mad sacrifices In def ens of right would lay down. 0 , rule for th league. It alma, he said, would be to prevent wars and gain respect for th righteous pesc th conference la to establish. Coiling attention to th fact that th German empire was bora 48 years ago, President Polncare said It had ended It career In disgrace and hod sunk into oblivion, perishing by the aword It unsheathed. Premier Clemenceau, who recently declared for the old balance of power, cam out In favor ot th leagu of na tion In his addreaa. Preliminary conversations over th structure ot th league of nations are, strictly speaking, atill in the stage of being discussed In meeting of th supreme council, and ar not techni cally before th pesce congress as a whole, but th fact that the congress has advanced this question to th foremost plac in Its program la taken to Indlcste that such progress Is being mad In th aupreme council aj to warrant expectation that a definite and somewhat detailed program will be soon evolved. , Tbla program. It 1 believed, will present the common thought of th leader of the United State. Great Britain and Franc and therefor may furnish a starting point from which all tb peace delegates may partici pate. President WUson la personally pressing forward thia one feature to the virtual exclusion of all other. With discussion now past th point where it seems to be agreed there shall be no super-sovereignty, nor a common police) tore and that the question of whether a nation ahall con tribute force In carrying out th de cision of th league will be left to each nation Individually in each in stance, th general plan being most talked about embodies an enlargement of the principles contained In the treaUes negotiated by William Jen nings Bryan. These provide tor a de lay of a year before declaring war and investigations by a special commission ot all disputes. ; ; PRESIDENT GETS PRESENTS All Classes of People In Europ Sand ; Gift to Wilson. - Paris. President and Mrs. Wilson came to Pari with a very modest col lection of trunks and personal bag gage, but they probably will be forced to take home a carload. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have received so many gifts In the course of their stay la Paris and their visits to England and Italy that a large quantity of them probably will hav to b taken to Washington on an army transport Gifts ot all kinds and ot all values began pouring in the day President WUson arrived, and they still ar com ing in a never-ending stream from all classes of people. Many ot the present ar priceless, but th president values most those having a entimental appeal. These have come principally from children in all parts ot Europ and from families that hav suffered by the war. Wire Lin' Return Sought Salem. Prompt return of wire ays terns to their owners ia demanded by th Oregon public service commission in a telegram sent to Charles E. Ehn qulst president ot th National Asso ciation ot Railroad and Utility Com missioners, and Mr. Elmquist la au thorised by th commission to appear for It before th committee bearing to mak decided protest against re tention of such lines under fedorfj control.