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WORLD HAPPENINGS RAILWAY STRIKE LEGISLATION PARAMOUNT
OE CURRENT WEEK
to Congress Urges "Eight-H our Day Basis,” “ Right to
Draft for Military K rposes" and “ Raise in Freight Rates" if Necessity Arises
C O N G R ES S
O PEN S
Calendar Crowded With Bills Rail
road Legislation to Front.
WASHINGTON. Pec 6— The test of And all will agree that there must be
Washington, D. C. — Congress re
I President Wilson’s address to Con no doubt as to the power of the Kxe-
eullve to make Immediate and uninter convened Monday for a three months'
r, . r p,
“Gentlemen of the Congress— In ful- rupted use of the railroads for Ihe con session, with a calendar overcrowded
centration of the military forces of the
Dardanelles Also to Be Turned
me by the Constitution of communicat Nation wherever they aro needed and with general legislation, faring rail
road refornia ami tho high coat of liv
ing to you from time to time Informa whenever they are needed.
Over on Victory of Allies.
Daily News Items.
"This la a programme of regulation, ing ns now issues, and confronted with
tion of the state of the Union and rec-
omcndlng to your consideration euch prevention and adnilnlstratl ve effi unprecedented estimates aggregating
legislative measures as may be judged ciency which argues Its own case In
necessary and expedient. I shall con the mere statement of It. With regard $1,654,819,054 to meet ux|>etuJitures
tinue the practice, which I hope has to one of Ita Items, the Increase In o f the government for tho fiscal year
been acceptable to you, of leaving to the efficiency of the Interstate Com 1918.
the reports of the several heads of the merce Commission, the House of Rep
Both houses adjourned early as a
| executive departments the elaboration resentatives has already acted; Ita ac
' of the detailed needs of the public serv tion needs only the concurrence of the mark o f respect to the late Senator
ice and confine myself to those matters Senate.
Clarke, o f Arkansan, and Resident
l a d u s t r l a l P r o c e s s M u s t N o t S to p .
! of more general public policy with
Commissioner Rivera, o f I’orto Rico, New Russian Effort to Check Advance
Events o f Noted People, Governments which It seems necessary and feasible
"I would hesitate to recommend, and
to deal at the present session of the I dure say the Congress would hesitate both o f whom have died since the Se|>-
and Pacific Northwest and Other
o f Von Markrnsen Is Seen South
to act upon the suggestion should 1 ternher adjournment.
“I realise the limitation# of time un make It, that any man In any occupa
Leaders o f both houses will endeavor
Things Worth Knowing.
o f Roumanian Capital City.
der which you will necessarily act at tion should be obliged by law to con to expedite their work and frequent
this session and shall make my sug tinue In an employment which he de
gestions as few as possible; but there sired to leave. To pass a law which conferences to plan a program will be
were some things left undone at the forbade or prevented the Individual held as soon as the President indicates
last session which there will now be workman to leave his work before re his desires.
Besides railroad legisla
London- An event surpassing in far-
German newspapers advocating peace tlme to complete and which It seems ceiving the approval of society In do
strong public demand for reaching importance the actual m ili
are opposed to President Wilson as ar- necessary In the Interest of the public ing so would be to adopt a new prin
ciple Into our Jurisprudence which I aome legislative action to curb the tary o|a*rations of the war came Sun
to do at m m
take It for granted we are not prepared soaring prieea o f foods.
H a llw a y l.a k or r e g u l a t i o n U rged.
day in the public announcement by Ihe
John D. Archbold, president o f the
"in the first place, it seems to me to Introduce. Hut the proposal that the
In addition to appropriation mens new Russian Premier, Alexander Tro-
of the railways of the coun
Standard Oil company, dies and leaves Imperatively necessary that the earliest
action try shall not be stopped or Interrupted uros, which always take time and must pofT, that, by an agreement concluded
a fortune of $100,000.000.
| should be accorded the remaining by the concerted action of organized be passed, there are other issues. The in lOIO-and subsequently adhered to by
bodies of men until a public Investiga
According to figures compiled in measures of the programme of settle tion shall have been Instituted which corrupt practices bill further to limit Italy, the allies definitely established
ment and regulation which I had oc
Denmark, the allies have lost 15,100,- casion to recommend to you at thecloso shall make the whole question at Issue campaign contributions and expendi Russia’s right to Constantinople and
000 soldiers in the war to date.
of your last session In view of the pub plain for the Judgment of the opinion tures; the Webb bill, to grant author the Straita.
lic dangers disclosed by the unaccom of the Nation la not to propose any such ity to domestic cor|H»rations for main
Simultaneously, with the fate of
A rtillery duels and small maneuvers modated difficulties which then existed, principle.
tenance o f collective foreign selling Bucharest still hanging in the balance,
by patrol parties have featured the
agencies; conservation and other meas came the newa that Ruaaia was mak
exist, between the railroads of the principle that tho concerted uctlon of
fighting on the Austro-ltalian front.
country and-their locomotive engineers. powerful bodies of men shall not bo ures.
ing heroic efforts to turn tho tide of
permitted to stop tbe Industrial proc
An investigation into expenditures events in Roumania, in addition to ex
Petrograd admits its failure to check conductors and trainmen,
esses of the Nation, at any rate before
the Germans’ march on Roumanians
' provision for the the Nation shall have had an oppor o f the recent national campaign is pro- erting vigorous pressure against Von
capital, and its fall is momentarily ex- enlargement and administrative reor- tunity to acquaint Itself with the merits posed snd Senator Owen, o f Oklahoma, (.'alkenhayn in Moldavia, where the
of the case as between employe and w ill introduce a joint resolution asking RuMlan, have Kaim>d a footing at Kir-
ganlxation of the Interstate Commerce employer,
time to form Its opinion
Commission along the lines embodied upon an Impartial statement of the that inquiry be instituted at once.
t ij^ tia
In an engagement between San Do- |n the b i l l recently passed by the House merits, and opportunity to consider all
Hasty conferences o f house leaders I The new Russian effort was visible
minican rebels and U. S. marines a of Representatives and now awaiting practicable means of conciliation or
dozen Americans were wounded, sev- acti°n b7 the Senate, In order that the arbitration. 1 can see nothing In that indicated that a "speed-up program 8tlUth of Bucharest in an important at-
. . . .
Commission may be enabled to deal proposition but the Justifiable safe acivocated by Speaker Clark w i H J * u « * or Field Mar„hal Von Mac ken-
I with the many great and various duties guarding by society of the necessary adopted with only slight changes. Me-
re. r< which. according to the
A Russian attack against the Geman ness and thoroughness which are. with processes of Its very life. There Is jo n ty leader Kitchm joined with the UuM,an offlr|al report. was aernm-
8Urr09I1> th(, Germans
lines south o f Dvinsk failed with its present constitution and means of nothing arbitrary or unjust In Its un speaker in declaring that the usual | f)ariit.(, by
less It be arbitrarily and unjustly done.
heavy casualties to the Russians, ac I action, practically Impossible.
It can and should be done with a full long Christmas holiday should bo dis- HIMj Bulgarians having bean driven
1 “ Second, the establishment of an and scrupulous regard for the Interests
cording to Berin.
, from Tsoftiann urn! (¿ostinari.
eight-hour day as the legal basis alike and liberties of all concerned as well
propoaala g y n i m n rr
t o M N ift illf applying
Pennsylvania crude oil advances 15 of work and of wages In the employ as for the permanent Interests of so
are certain to create much discussion. ,,rrHMUrtf in Dobrudja.
cents, making $2.75 a barrel paid to ment of all railway employes who are ciety Itself.
. . . . . .
actually engaged In the work of oper-
are ' l inclined
believe I that
the v two w
i . m
r i m i t Hills
. • • a i l .’
. • • *
producers, the highest price in the his- atln(C traln8 ,n interstate transporta-
tory o f the oil industry.
"Third, the authorization of the ap- await the action o f the Senate whhb Representative Kitchin thinks, too, may change the comtdexion of the
already been acted upon by the that investigation o f the high coat of «
, i..... ¡«
Keporting on the casualties among pointment by the President of a small have
House of Representative.:
The bill i i v j n _
Roumanian campaign, as tin re is no
foreigners in Chihuahua City, a Car- body of men to observe the actual re- which seeks to extend gr.-ater freedom
v r *
111 ‘ u
Lxccutivi indication as yet that the central pow-
ranza commander states that "o n ly a *u' ts In experience of the adoption of
f combination to thn.c engagi-d In department.
i ers have succeeded in cutting off any
th* « ,« ht*hou*'
v ilia. ”
and r for
the promoting the foreign commerce of the
It is regarded as doubtful that any con„iderable portion o f the Roumanian
country than Is now thought by some o f the President s railway
Iway legislation armies.
The quarantine on Canadian potatoes rai I^oadf'
to be legal under the terms of the,
“Fourth, explicit approval by the laws against monopoly; the bill amend- Program Will reach the Hour before
is lilted by the government, and the Congress of the consideration by the
Ing the present organic law of Porto Christmas. Representative Adamson,
influx of these tubers is expected to Interstate Commerce Commission of an Rico; and the bill proposing a more
Carranza Forces Again Occupy
reduce the price in the United States, increase of freight rates to meet such thorough arid systematic regulation of chairman o f the Interstate Commerce
additional expenditures by the rall- the expenditure of money In elections, i committee, who will pilot the meas
Looted City of Chihuahua
Pope Benedict denounces the aerial roads as may have been rendered nec- commonly called the corrupt practices ures, said that he would spend the
bombardment o f open cities and con- p»* »r y by the adoption of the elght- act. I need not labor my advice that Christmas holidays at home regardless
Juarez, Mex.— Carranza forces were
*‘ „ i i
hour day and which have not been off-
again in control o f Chihuahua City
demns all those who had defied the 9et by admlnl„ rative readjustments these measure» be enacted Into law. o f any adjournment agreement.
Their urgency lies In the manifest cir
laws of God and man in the present and economies, should the facts d u cumstances which render their adop
Estimates o f the expense o f all Sunday and V illa had fled to the moun-
closed justify the Increase.
tion at this time not only opportune branches o f the government for the tains to the west o f tho capital city, it
, „ _
remgnlsery Investleatlen Advocated. but necessary. Kven delay would seri fiscal year 1918, for which the session was announced by Genral Francisco
Thomas Campbell, Republican, was
..Fifth an am, ndtn9nt of th9 e lls t. ously jeopard tlie Interests of the coun
o f congress now assembled must appro- Gonzales, commander o f the Chihuahua
elected governor o f Arizona at the re- ing Federal statute which provides for try and of the Government.
$1,268,715.834. brigade here.
"Immediate passage of ti e bill to I'r!-‘t•• funds, total
cent election by a plurality o f 32 votes the mediation, conciliation and arbltra
General Francisco Mtirguia, the Car
over Governor George W. P. Hunt, it
ent by adding to It a provision that, elections may seem to be less necessary to be appropriated for the postal serv ranza commander, who has l«e n mov-
is announced officially.
in case the methods of accommodation than
the , :
which is expected to be returned ing slowly northward from Torreon,
now provided for should fail, a full other measures to which I ref. r . P -. ;
Berlin scientists discover that lack public investigation of the merit» of
• will elapse before I to t a t tf— ary by postal revenue, and ; was also reported to have entered the
o f sugar in that country is the cause every such disput» shall be I ns t i t ut ed another election In which Federal ofTI- a sinking fund appropriation of $60,- ' city after having defeated the Villa
o f the high infant mortality. To each and completed before a strike or lock ces are to he filled: but It would great 748,000 toward the public debt.
column 30 miles south o f Chihuahua
ly relieve the public mind If this Im
infant born after December 1, an half out may lawfully be attempted.
"And, sixth, the lodgement In the
pound additional monthly is allowed.
No Americans have been killed in
hands of the Kxecutive of the power, the circumstances and the dangers to year 1917, ending next June, exclus
case of military necessity, to take the public morals of the present method ive o f these two items, were $1,184,- j Chihuahua City by Villn, according to
Lloyd’ s shipping agency announced
of obtaining and spending campaign
„ ... r c- v
1 control of such portions and such roll-
| a private message received here from
that the British ship K in g Bleddyn has lnK stock of th9 raliway, Gf the coun- funds stand clear under recent obser 157,517,
The greatest increases are in the that city. The message said that the
The K in g Bleddyn, o f try as may be required for military use vation and the methods of expendi ture
4387 tons gross, sailed from New York and to operate them for military pur- can b** frankly studied In the light of estimates for carrying out the national only foreigners to suffer were the
poses, with authorltv to draft Into the : resent experience; and a delay would policy of defense. Where the War de- Chinese, for whom the bandits showed
on November 16 for Havre.
military service of the United state..
vanmJe o/postponir'^acUon’ until an- partment’u appropriations for the cur- no merry. General Murguia and T re
Proprietors o f laundries in Paris and »««jh train crews and administrative of-
. . . ,
j • » . ficials as the cire»jmdtanf'F*s require for nt*, r election was at hand and some rent year were $381,482,802, its e s ti- ’ vino were both in Chihuahua City,
the neighboring districts have decided their safe and efficient use.
“fecial object connected with it might mates this year a rt fo r 9421,852,447.
to close their establishments on De-
“The second and third of these recom- ne
Tape Costs Property.
cember 20 unless the government guar- mondations the Congress Immediately with fact* for guidance and without $315,61.3,781 for the current year,
antees an adequate supply o f coal.
acted on; it established the eight-hour suspicion of partisan purpose.
Sheridan, Or.— W illiam II. Dins-
^ would, according to the estimate, be
day as the legal basis of work and
i more, o f Sheridan, will lose his claim
"I shall not argue at length the de- $382,497,636.
The British cabinet is to be recon- wages In train service and It authorized
slralullty of giving a freer band In
por ex|H.nditurea o f the Panama 1 secured at the Colville land drawing
stituted, but the changes that are to ^
tti** matter of combined ana concerted j
Mr. Dinsmoru sent his
be made w ill not brirtg about a policy results, deeming these the measures effort to those who shall undertake ^&nal, exclusive of fortifications, an last spring.
payment, which was
different from that which has been most immediately needed: but It post-
pursued since the beginning o f the P^nP<1 action upon the other sugges- our export trade. That enterprise w m aH con,pared with $16,804,200 for the ! du®. and the government refused the
assume, has I
tlons until an opportunity should be presently, will Immediately
‘ “ current year. The total for there- check, demanding cash.
offered for a more deliberate consld- Indeed already assumed, a magnitude
Mr. Dinsmore was not notified until
eratlon of them. The fourth recom- unprecedented In our experience. We clamation service is $8,283,000, a de
1 he g ift by an anonymous donor o f mendatlon I do not deem It necessary have not the necessary instrumentali crease o f $601,000 from the current it was too late to deposit the required
$600,000 to Columbia University, New to ren<-w. The power of the Inter- ties for Its prosecution; It Is deemed year.
coin, and waH informed he was out o f
York, to meet the cost of constructing s t a t .e Commerce Commission to grant to be doubtful whether they could be
. . .
an increase of rat“s on the ground re - created upon an adequate scale under
find equipping a building for the newly
to „ indisputably eiear and a our present laws.
The claim was an exceptionally fine
We should clear j jjregate $325,355,820, an increase of
established school of business was an- recommendation by the Congress with sway ail legal obstacles and create a $2,618,141 over the current year.
An one, adjoining cultivated land on two
nounced by the trustees o f the univer- regard to such a matter might seem basis of undoubted law for It which estimate of $1,224,000 is submitted for sides valued at $100 an acre, and Mr.
1 to draw In question the scope of the will give freedom without permitting
Commission's authority or Its Inclina unregulated license. The thing must inland transportation o f mail by steam Dinsmore feels the loss keenly,
tion to do Justice when there Is no he done now, because the opportunity boat or other power boat routes or by
Carranza’s troops are reported flee reason to doubt either.
Is here and may escape us if wo hesi
Cuban Vote Still in Doubt.
aeroplane, and it ia provided that out
tate or delay.
ing northward and in disorder.
O th er R eco m m en d a tio n s R en ew ed .
Cuba — Although a month
"The other suggestions— the increase
Germany proposes to conserve her In the Interstate Commerce Commis
"The argument for the proposed general would be authorized to expend has elapsed since Cuba’s presidential
coal supply by regulating its use in sion's membership and in its fa amendments of the organic law of not exceeding $100,000 for purchase, election, the result still remaina in
Its mani I'orto Rle0 Is brief and conclusive. The operation and maintenance of aero
doubt and many months may elapse be
saloons and places o f amusement.
fold duties, the provision for full present laws governing the Island and
assess regulating the rights and privilege* of planes for an experimental airplane fore the outcome is definitely known.
A two and one-half cent piece is ment of industrial
and Its people are not Just. We have cre mail service.
Partial re-elections must be held in
demanded by the country, according t.he grant to the Executive of the ated expectations of extended privi
two provinces where fraud or coercion
to the director o f the mint. His an power to control and operate the rail lege which we have not satisfied. There
Bear is Being Cut in Tw o.
interfered. The returns give President
ways when necessary In time of war or is uneasiness among the people of the
nual rejxirt recommends the passage of other like public necessity— I now very Island and even a suspicious doubt with
Eureka, Cal. — Workmen Monday Menocai a majority in Matanzas, Pinar
a law authorizing coins o f that denom earnestly renew.
regard to our Intentions concerning started cutting the wrecked steamer del Rio and Oriente provinces.
“The necessity for such legislation Is them which the adoption cf the pend
ination from copper and nickel.
manifest and pressing.
Those who ing measure would happily remove. We
Prohibition carried in Montana by a have entrusted us with the responsi do not doubt what w.‘ wish to do In any torch to save 307 feet o f the vessel, ried Havana and Camaguey provinces.
bility and duty of serving and safe essential particular. W e ought to do I which will be taken to San Francisco,
m ajority o f 28,886 votes. Official fig guarding them in such matters would It at once.
where a new stern w ill replace the old Road Headquarters Go to Portland.
ures compiled from every county in the find it hard, I believe, to excuse a fail
"There are other matters already .ad
It was said nearly $1,000,000
Washington, D. C .--T h e department
state give for prohibition 102,776,
vanced to the stage of conference be
any unnecessary postponement of tween the two houses of which It Is would be saved.
o f Agriculture has decided to locate at
against 73,890 votes.
Lewis and or
action upon them.
not necessary that I should speak. Some
The stern w ill be abandoned. It is Portland headquarters o f the North
Clarke, Deer Lodge and Silver Bow are
“Not only does the Interstate Com practicable basis of agreement con
the only three counties in the state merce Commission now find it practi cerning them will no doubt be found planned to make the aft bulkhead of western public road and rural engineer
the sternless vessel watertight by ce ing district, created under the new
which give a majority against prohi cally Impossible, with Its present mem and action taken upon them.
bership and organization, to perform
Federal good roads act. Government
"Inasmuch as this Is, gentlemen, menting it.
its great functions promptly and tho probably the last occasion I shall have
road construction in Oregon, Washing
roughly, but It Is not unlikely that It to address the 64th Congress, I hope
The services o f the Federal Board of may presently be found advisable to
Cyclone Killed 1000 Perxons.
ton and Idaho w ill be supervised from
you V.ill permit me to say with
Mediation and Conciliation were asked add to Its duties still others equally what genuine pleasure and satisfaction
London — A Central News dispatch Portland.
fo r Thursday by President Peyton, of heavy and exacting. It must first be I have co-operated with you In the from Calcutta says it is estimated
as an administrative Instru many measures of constructive policy
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis perfected
Turkish War Budget Increased.
with which you havy enriched the 1000 lives were lost in the recent cy
railway, to adjust a controversy with
"The country cannot and should not legislative annals of the country. It clone in Pondicherry, the chief of the
Amsterdam, via London— A Constan
the road’ s employes, which already had consent to remain any longer exposed has been a privilege to labor In such French possessions in India. Tremen
tinople dispatch says
disturbances company. I take the liberty of con
resulted in the brotherhood members to profound Industrial
dous damage was inflicted throughout chamber o f deputies has accepted a
voting overwhelmingly in favor o f a tration and conciliation which the Con
of a record of rare serviceableness and Madras province. Four hundred bodies proposal to increase this year’ s budget
gress can easily and promptly supply. distinction."
have been found.
for the war ministry by £50,000,000.
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