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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1917)
WORLD HAPPENINGS D o in g s o f S ta te Le g is la to rs
OF CURRENT WEEK
“ Bone-Dry” Law as Framed
Early Water Power Legislation
Meets With High Favor
Asked in Memorial to Congress
WILSON URGES HIS PROGRAM
President Will Expect Action on All
Leading Bills This Session
HI GILL IS INDICTED
EOR LIQUOR BRIBE
W ashington, 1). C.—A fter a series
Salem —Karly development of the of «-onferences at the Capitol on prac
w ater-pow er resources of the nation is tically all feautres of his legislation
Brief Resume Most Important
Seattle Mayor and Police Chief
som ething th at this legislature wants programme, 1‘resident Wilson told his
advisers Tues«lay he believed action
congress to provide.
Daily News Items.
Caught in Federal Net.
could be secured at this session on
The house, by unanimous vote, every im|H>rtant m easure in which he
adopted Senator G ill's joint memorial is interest«*!. W ith different members
urging upon congress “ the absolute of the senate and house he had dis
and urgent necessity of the develop cussed means of preventing railroad
ment of w ater power in order th at the strikes, vocational ctiucation, revenue,
before a large crowd in the house natural resources may bo utilize«! to flood control, the general land-leasing
I cham ber and a num ber of valuable create new wealth by the settlem ent bill, the 1‘orto Rico bill, a m easure to
of lands, th e development of agricul allow American im|>ortcra to form
Events of Noted People. Governments suggestions were made.
One suggestion, advanced by A. A. ture, the establishm ent of m anufac common selling agencies abroad, in Executive is Haid to Have Been Paid
Hall, a chemist, will be given serious tures of varied nature, the economy crease«! pay for Federal employes and
and Pacific Northw est and Other
$4000 to Protect Im porters 13
consideration by the com m ittee. He and com fort of rail facilities of tra n s the placing postm asters under civil
Things W orth Knowing.
Indicted by Grand Jury.
pointed out th at in its present form portation, the means of transportation service.
the bill will not perm it the m anufac enlarged and made ehca(>er, and traffic
The President told Senator Poindex
ture of denatured alcohol, which may congestion relieved by opening to navi ter, author of an amendment to the
gation w aterw ays inca(>able of use be legislative, judicial and executive a|>-
The Oregon house of representatives be made a valuable by-product of many
Seattle, W ash.—The l«>ng-ex|>ected
cause of natural obstructions remov propriation bill, adopted by the senate,
has passed the “ bone-dry” law by 58
able by water-power development in which woqld extend the civil service indictm ents against Mayor Hiram C.
to 7. It now goes to the senate.
tories, canneries and others. He ex navigable streams, and adequate Na requirem ents to all |>ostmasters, th at Gill, Chief of Police Charles L. lie.-k
The B ritish governm ent has tig h t plained th at the denaturization of al- tional defense may be aid«ni, all of he favored the change. At presunt ingham and ex-Sheriff
ened the German blockade which in cohol is done under governm ent super- i which will contribute to the increase only (lostmastera in small towns in the
volves portions of the Danish and vision and th at its practice would not and diversification of agriculture, com fourth clsss are selected by exam ina
be in violation of the sp irit of the
tion, and the rem ainder are appointed
by the President and confirmed by the
Robbers at Los Gatos, Cal., carry
The memorial already had passed senate.
were returned by the United S tates
away a safe from the office of the i dangerous poison and therefore could
the senate and now will go forward to
Mr. Wilson said he would be grati-
containing K>t be used for beverage purposes.
W ashington with the view of im press fl«xi to have the am endment agree«! to grand jury Saturday and w arrants
books and records and $5 in money.
Five Good Roads Bills Up.
ing upon congress the vital in terest of in the conference. He has previously were placed in the hands of Deputy
Instead of building a fíne club house
people of Oregon in the (lending Urtcx-*<i a proposal of th is kind, and M arshals for the a rrest of these de-
Salem — Road legislation loomed
with money appropriated for th at pur large in the proceedings of the house w ater-pow er legislation.
Postm aster General Burleson has in- femlanta and 10 others who were in-
pose. the Rocky Mountain club of New Tuesday
The measure did not even evoke de dorscni it in his annual report. It is iln-ted.
The good roads committee,
York voted to send the money to relief com prising representatives of civic bate in the house, so well a«*quinated expected to meet with some opposition.
The others indicted were four city
of the Belgians.
and industrii 1 organizations in various and so satisfied were the members
R epresentative Sims, of Tennessee,
sn ex-policeman, Edward
a mem ber of the house in terstate com
Special exam inations will be held in parts of the state, completed its work w ith its provisions.
anager of the Jesse Moore
the universities of France before East- on roads; R epresentative Laurgaard
merce com m ittee, considering the ra il
of San Francisco; I«o-
Five Days o f Grace Likely.
gents of the recruits of 1918, which ; sign; R epresentative Bean iiStroduced a
Billingsley and two
P ortland— W ithin 30 days a fte r the
probably will be called to the army in bill tax in g all gasoline sold in the I “ bone-dry” prohibition law is enacted prove the part of the adm inistration associates of the Billingsleys.
state at the ra te of 1 cent a gallon,
recommendations prohibiting strik es
Thu principal w itnesses against the
and a bill to double the ra te of auto by the legislature and goes into effect or lockout [lending investigation.
An ordinance against cats running mobile license is on the way.
Mayor, chief of police and ex-sheriff
at large in Portland will come up at
Involved in all this activity is the from the state of Oregon the last bot sist on any p articular form of legisla were Logan and Fred Billingsley, who
Such is one provision of
the next council m eeting. Both advo final fa te of the B ean-B arrett bill, tle of booze.
tion, but it was absolutely necessary
cates and opponents of the felines are which passed the house last week and the proposed act, but it must not be to decide on some means of preventing were indicted several weeks ago for
expected to appear before the m eeting which authorizes the state board of constru«*! as affording 30 additional
strik es on the railroads of the country. conspiracy to violate the in terstate
in full force.
control to issue bonds in the amount days to a th irsty public for stocking-up A dm inistration leaders now are work commerce laws and pleaded guilty, but
A petition in bankruptcy and for a necessary to m eet the federal a p p ro
Five days’ grace may be given, how ing on a compromise measure which, were not sentenced th at they m ight be
receiver against Van Frantzius & Co., priation of $1,800,000 allotted to O re
if rum or is substantiated. Al they say, the President probably will used as government witnesses.
a big stock brokerage house of Chi gon.
indorse. It provides for an investiga
As soon as they learned of the in
The good roads committee, or at though the proposed law at present tin g board made up of representatives
cago, was filed by creditors, who al
dictm ents, Gill, Buckingham and De
lege th a t liabilities of $2,750,000 ex least those members of it who are in
of both sides, as suggested by the rail tectives Peyser, Doom and M clennan
the lobby here, are opposed to the Bar- anticipated.
ceed the assets by about $1,000,000.
road brotherhoods, but adds a rep re went to the Fe«ierai building and gave
rett-B ean bill. They are attem pting
sentative of the public.
Russia is experiencing fam ine in the
$3500 bail each.
now to have it held in the senate com A. P. Peterson, general agent of
midst of plenty, according to an un m ittee until their own bill is disposed Wells, Fargo & Co., “ th at a clause
was said to be arranging a bond. The
dated article in the London Times
Hillingsleya ami W. II. Pielow and
of. T heir bill, they say, will provide may be added to house bill 100 perm it New York Financier Says
from a correspondent in th at country. amply for Oregon’s participation in tin g five days in which to dis|>ose of
William Frazier, tran sfer men, are al
The article refers chiefly, but not ex
ready under bond for earlier indict
the federal road program w ithout a shipm ents en route to Portland or to
clusively, to Petrograd and Moscow.
other points within the state a t the
New York—Some of the most sensa m ents and new security was not re
tim e of hte passage of the law .”
tional charges of Thomas W. Lawson quire«! of them.
General discussion of President Wil
C. J . Mullen, cx-Policeman, was in
If this provision is made, it will made in testify in g recently in the
son’s world peace address is expected
' amount to the extending of five days house rules com m ittee “ leak ” inveati- dicted charge«! w ith attem p tin g to in
in the senate soon. Senator Cummins
J of grace, m which packages of liquor gation were vehemently denied Mon tim idate the Billingsleys, government
having given notice of his intention to fective co-operation between the house already at the express offices or in day by Pliny Fisk and Archibald S. witnesses, in an effort to induce them
call up his resolution to set aside
tra n sit may be claimed. The 30-day W hite, two widely known New York to jum p th eir bond and flee to Canada.
special tim e for debate on the subject. went glim m ering Tuesday when the provision of the law merely defines the financiers, when they appeared here
Mayor Gill said th at he would not
, house com m ittee determ ined to pursue
The ceremony of saluting the en an independent course toward the sen tim e in which the companies m ust re before the congressional inquisitors. even tem porary detach him self from
move all undelivered consignm ents Mr. Fisk, named by I^iwson as the his office because of the indictm ent,
tente allies’ flag by Greece was car ate program.
banker member of an alleged trio <*om- and th at he would be a candidate for
ried out Monday in the Zappeion, in
In accordance with th at plan the from the state.
posed of a cabinet member. Secretary re-election in 1918. If convicted of a
accordance with the arrangem ent re house com m ittee has prepared a bill
McAdoo; a mem ber of congress, felony the mayor would be removed
cently entered into between the Greek creating a state commission of labor House Does Big Lot of W ork.
government and the entente powers, and consolidating w ith it the present
Salem — Thursday was one of the known as “ Senator O ,” and a banker, autom atically.
All of the defendants, 13 in number,
says a dispatch from Athens.
Commissioner of labor, the board of busiest days th a t the house has had who had a joint account in Wall street,
inspection of child labor, the Indus since the session opened. A big g rist declare«! em phatically th at no such are charged jointly with conspiracy in
The new revenue bill, em bracing ex trial W elfare commission and the In of bills was passed, an aggregate of 40 combination ever existed.
one indictm ent, with the exception of
cess profits and increased inheritance dustrial Accident commission.
W hite, who was declared by Lawson Mullen, who is accused singly.
new bills was received, half a dozen
taxes, designed to produce $ 248 , 000 , -
Mayor Gill is accuse«! by the govern
This bill probably will be introduced im portant mem orials and resolutions to have told him Fisk had isiasted to
000, and a bond issue not exceeding in the house w ithin a few days and were disposed of and a big volume of him th at he controlled Secretary Mc ment w ith having acceptc«! a bribe of
$100,000,000 to m eet the threatened earnest efforts will be made to pass it. routine business was transacted.
Adoo ami had offere«! to call the Secre $4000 last summer from Ixigan Bil
deficit next year, is reported by the O ther bills consolidating other state
The house ran tw ice through its reg tary from his bed by telephone at 1 :30 lingsley at the tim e the alleged con
house ways and means committee.
ular order of business and most of the o ’clock in the morning to prove his as spiracy began.
departm ents are in the making.
sertion, insisted th a t
Mayor Gill, Chief of Police Buck
new bills were sent to com m ittees.
Revelation of strong-arm methods,
“ rom ancing.”
ingham and Hodge, to g eth er with the
of the employment of sluggers and
four city detectives, who are form er
Salem — Senate bill No. 95, intro came in the m orning and half a dozen
gunmen, of b itte r w arfare between
members of the w aterfro n t division of
President Vetoes Immigration
union factions, of intrigue and arson,
police dry squad, are charg«*d with
th at all made up the conspiracy to necessary legislative machinery for the indefinite postponem ent route.
Bill; Literacy Test Objectional plotting w ith the Billingsleys to ship
block building construction work in
huge q u an tities of whisky into S eattle
W ashington, I). C.— President W il under organized official and police pro
Chicago, is made from the witness ported favorably in the senate by the came in from the ways and means
son Monday vetoed the im m igration
stand in a Chicago court room.
am endm ent th at it only apply to dis the conduct of th e executive, secretary bill, passed recently by congress, be tection.
of state and treasu ry departm ent, for cause of its literacy te s t provision.
Ex-President T aft, in an address at tric ts of the first class.
Bangor, Me., declared President W il
The com m ittee held th at to apply the special apprehenison of crim inals,
When the message was read in the Hunt Loses Governorship
son’s recent address to the senate was the bill to other d istricts would not be the S tate T raining school, the school house it was ordered to lie on the table
On Supreme Court's Ruling
' ‘an epoch in the history of our foreign advisable. In d istricts of the first for th e Deaf, the attorney G eneral’s until Thursday morning, and cham
policy, ” and his advocacy of our par class, however, school directors are office and the Capitol and Supreme pions of the bill began laying their
Phoenix, Ariz. — The Arizona Su
ticipation in a world league was a elected for term s of five years.
plans for an effort to override the preme court Saturday returned a de
most powerful aid to its form ation.
Chairm an B urnett announced
Bill Would Dim Auto Lights.
th a t he would move for a vote T hurs cision holding th at Thomas E. Camp
Ashland Site Favored.
Five hundred women invaded the
bell, Republican, is the de facto gov
Salem —A bill introduced in the
Salem — The special com m ittee of day. The house two years ago lacked
church of Rev. Paul Sm ith in San house by R epresentative Sweeny would
Francisco Thursday to find out w hat he provide regulation for all automobile the jo in t ways and means comm ittee
The decision was signed by Justices
proposed to do about women of the un headlights. It would require automo named to investigate the feasibility of thirds m ajority to pass the bill over
Ju stice Cunning
i tran sferrin g the Industrial school for the veto, the ayes being 261 and the Franklin and Ross.
derworld in carrying out a vice cru bile owners traveling
on state high- £jr| B f ortn Salem eith er to Weston, noes 136. The attem p t having failed ham subm itted a dissenting opinion.
sade he has been leading.
ways to equip th eir machines with
The m ajority holds th a t the certifi
the position th at they were directly dim mers, so th at the glare of the Drain or Ashland probably will be able in the house no action was taken by
cate of election issued to Campbell is
to report next week.
lights would not blind cars approach
prim a facie evidence of his election.
The scheme had its inception in the
Groundwork for the expected attack ing in the opposite direction.
Labor to Be Enforced.
The court issued no w rit, statin g its
mind of R epresentative Ashley, and he
in the Benate on President W ilson’s “ Safety F irst” Bill Proposed.
Copenhagen — The Schleswigsche belief th at George W. Hunt would now
was closely seconded by R epresenta
proposal th a t the United States join in
a copy o f which has been surrender the office, but declaring th at
Salem —For the purpose of elim inat
a league for peace was laid Thursday
received here, declares the general if he did not a w rit would be issued.
com m ittee.
in a resolution introduced by Senator
In a b rief statem ent Mr. Hunt said
The Industrial school for girls has commanding the d istrict of the Ninth
Borah reaffirming as a national policy sentative Barber has introduced a bill asked for new buildings in the budget German army corps has proclaimed he would not appear a t the state house
the doctrine of no entangling alliances
and the School for feeble-minded also th a t all interned and other civilians on Monday and th a t the office and its
laid down by W ashington and Jeffer watchman at every crossing in the has requested money for perm anent belonging to Nations hostile to Ger belongings would be surrendered to
a rate of speed exceeding 15 miles an im provem ent in the way of new build many shall be forced to do public Governor Campbell.
This is the first piece of ings.
F lat denials were authorized by the hour.
This will be sim ilar to th at required
Haytien E x-President Diet.
W hite House and Secretary Lansing of “ safety first” legislation propose«! at
of Germans called upon for civilian
New York— News of the death of
published reports th at Mr. Lansing is this session, but other measures are Board Would Get Rise.
General Davilm ar Theodore, once presi
Salem —R epresentative Mann in tr o services.
scheduled, it is reported.
preparing to resign.
dent of H aiti, was contained in private
duced a bill in the bouse fixing the sal
R epresentations by the United States M easure Aims at Fake Ads.
Manila Would Sell Coin.
letters from H aiti, received here Mon
aries of Multnomah county commis
for a fa ir tria l for two Mexican priests
Salem — R epresentative Mackay, of sioners at $3000 a year and requiring
M anila—A bill has been introduced day. It was said th a t his death oc
sentenced to death a t Zacatecas on Multnomah county, introduced a bill in them to give all th e ir tim e to the in the legislature authorizing the sale curred in Port au Prince January 13.
a charge of aiding Villa have been the house designed to carry out the work. Their present salary is $1800 of 18,000,000 silver pesos now held in General Theodore overthrew the gov
successful. The Am erican embassy in campaign of the Portland Ad Club a year, but they do not have to be on the governm ent vaults at Corriegidor, ernm ent of General O reste Zanor in
Mexico City has been informed th a t as against fake advertisers.
It would the job all the tim e. Efforts were at a profit of $1,250,000.
The bill, 1914, and was in turn forced to abdi
a result they will not be tried under a prohibit all “ untrue, deceptive and made to get the whole Multnomah which seems certain of passage, means cate the presidency in November, 1915.
law which gives them no opportunity m isleading ” advertising and fix heavy county delegation back of the bill, but th a t h ereafter the island's silver ce rti He fled from H aiti, but returned after
fo r defense.
penatlies for violations.
ficates will be guaranteed by gold. Am erican interventon.
they refused to tak e action.
Salem —If there is any objection to
the em ergency clause or any other im
portant part of the (tending “ bone-
d ry ” prohibition law it did not make
its appearance at the opening m eeting
| of the house and senate com m ittees on
alcoholic traffic here Tuesday night.
Almost every legitim ate interest
COMPILED EOR BUSY READERS!
DRY SQUAD IS ALSO ACCUSED