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WORLD HAPPENINGS Doings of State Legislators
OF CURRENT WEEK
Both Houses Pass Big
House Favors Drastic Measure
Against Cigarette Smoking
R E L IE F W ORK IS W ITHDRAW N
American Belgian Commission Stops
at Request of Germany.
London—The American commission
Salem — Appropriations
S alem - It was open season for the for relief in Belgium has officially
$344,655, the first big appropriation cig arette in the house Thursday.
notified the German authorities that
Brief Resume Most Important bills to go through both houses of the C igarette users, cig arette m erchants the Americans will withdraw from Steps Taken to Open Discussion
present legislature, were passed by the
participation in the relief work in liel-
on Break With U. S.
Daily News Items.
senate late Monday. They had previ and cig arette m anufacturers were hit gium and N orthern France.
hard— not only once, but twice, and
ously passed the house.
This step was taken in reply to an
This total of $344,556, all of which both tim es in the same place.
The order from the German authorities
is for expenses and m aintenance of second blow was a knockout.
th at Americans must withdraw from
various state departm ents and in stitu
provinces of lielgiutn atid Northurn
The house first passed R epresenta
tions for the next tw o years, was di
France, leaving only a few of their
vided among five bills, introduced by tive S to tt's bill to prohibit th e sale of representatives, headed
the joint ways and means com m ittee cigarettes to youths under 21 years of Whitlock, American m inister to Hel
age and providing heavy penalties for gium, in Brussels. T h e,ac tio n of the Officiala Disinclined.to N egotiate While
Events of Noted People, Governments of the two houses.
The appropriations included $118,-
violations, and then turned around and commission is explained in a formal
and Pacific Northw est and O ther
U-Boats O perate — Believed Ber
100 for expenses and m aintenance of
statem ent which was given out Tues
the offices of the governor, secretary put through the Sweeney bill, which day bygdirectors of the commission in
Things W orth Knowing.
lin la S parring for Time.
of sta te ar.d state treasu rer; $74,435 makes the state "bone d ry ” against London.
for the Oregon s ta te training school; the whole cig arettee business—manu
Havre, France — The Belgian gov
$56,260 for the Oregon state school for facture, sale, use and all.
The S to tt bill itself was considered ernm ent says it has learned th at la
Oregon legislature passes a law the deaf; $33,320 for the office of a t more or less drastic, but it is mild and
W ashington, l). C.—Germany haa
borers a t Bruges are being arrested in
which doubles the tax on automobiles. torney general, and $59,440 for the up inoffensive alongside of the Sweeney
the stree ts by Germans and immedi taken steps to open a diacuaaion w ith
keep of the state capitol and Supreme
bill. The Sweeney bill is backed by ately sent to the German front along the United S tates of means of prevent
The English governm ent has agreed court buildings.
ing war between them.
to set aside a day for discussion in the
The only other appropriation meas the W. C. T. U. and other women's or the Yser, where they are forced to do
In seeking an exchange, of views on
house of commons of the Irish adm in ure th a t has passed both houses was a ganizations. It is said to be one of m ilitary work, such as puttiug up
subject, however, it is not under
istration, as requested by the N ation bill carried early in the session appro the most drastic an ti-cig arette meas wire fences and digging trenches.
th at the Berlin government has
It is asserted th a t 76 per cent of the
priating $25,000 tow ard the expenses
any modification of its ru th
The S to tt bill was offered as a com- men who were compelled to present
An executive order to exclude spies of the legislature.
less subm arine campaign and officials
and other undesirable persons from the
here say they cannot en ter upon such
Panam a Canal rone and give the gov appropriated Tuesday brings the sum n° f nearly so severe as the other, but have been taken for work. These men discussion while vessels continue to be
ernor virtually unlim ited authority to total of actual appropriations
tig h te r than it is now. It raises the leave th eir homes Monday and return destroyed in violation of international
regulate im m igration there has been to $369,555.
Penalties for the sale of cig arettes to Saturday. On th eir arrival home they law.
signed by President Wilson.
The new move is understood to be
! days of the session. When it adjourned minors from $50 to $250 and imposes j are declared to be greatly depressed
Charles J. W hite, professor em eritus shortly before 6 o’clock it had passed heavy ja il sentences.
i because of insufficient nourishment, predicated upon a willingness on G er
of m athem atics at H arvard U niversity 19 bills, several of them being meas
S to tt spoke for his bill and declared j which consists of a q u arter of a loaf of m any’s part to discuss es|>ecally the
and author of several books on as ures of im portance, and had killed five th a t it would accomplish the professed | war bread in the morning and fru it safeguarding of American ships and
tronomy, was found dead in his chair others.
objects of the an ti-cig arette crusaders I soup made of apples and prunes at American lives on the seas and backed
in his room Monday.
He had been
j —th at is, to prevent boys and young noon. This is said to be all the men by a renewed expression of the desire
of the German government to prevent
ill for several days w ith grippe.
! men from sm oking them.
LEG IS LATIV E N OTES.
the diplom atic breach from leading to
The “ gratitude and thanks of the na-1
tion” have been conveyed by the B rit
Now it is the sen ate’s turn to wres
U. S. Flatly Refuses Germany’s
Ju s t how American interests are to
ish government to Jam es W. Gerard, tle w ith the Rogue riv er fishing bill, they substituted the S tott bill ahead of
safe guarded if the German war
Proposal to Discuss Differences
form er American ambassador at Ber which has kept the house in turm oil
zone proclam ation is to stand, how
lin, for his work on behalf of B ritish for a good part of the session. Hav-
Washintgon, I). C. — The United ever, and w hether any 8|>ecific means
civilians and prisoners of war in Ger 1 ing been passed by the house, this passing the S to tt bill first the other S tates has flatly rejected G erm any's of preserving [>eace between the two
measure, which prohibits seining and could be tabled or otherw ise prevented offer to discuss differences between nations is included In the communica
from coming to a vote. R epresent
The authorities of Nictheroy, Brazil, set nets in the Rogue river, was the ative Eaton, in speaking for the S tott the two nations while the ruthless sub tion has not been revealed.
W hat may be the ulterior m otive
five miles east of Rio Janeiro, have a r j the subject of a public hearing Tues- bill, proposed th a t the Sweeney bill be m arine campaign is in progress.
In a note Monday to the Swiss min back of the step is a m atter of a|>eru-
rested two Germans who were photo | day night before the senate com m ittee tabled if th e other bill passed.
graphing the fortress of Imbuhy. The on fisheries.
The house agreed to follow th a t pro ister, who on Saturday orally presented lation. In some q u arters there is evi
Peace officers in the Oregon counties cedure, but a fte r the S to tt bill had the German proposal Secretary Lan dently a feeling it is merely a play for
prisoners are F ritz Meyer and Johan
nes Karl, employes of commercial I bordering on the California line were 1 passed Sweeney and his supporters in sing said the United S tates does not time, designed to postpone any fu rth er
feel it can enter into any discussion of action by the U nit«] States until the
! given an effective club by the house 1 sisted th a t his bill come up anyway.
the German government concerning starvation blockade against England
Federal authorities at San Francis
w arfare eith er has succeeded or failed. Else
W ith only three dis running debate on both questions. The the policy of subm arine
co, are detaining for investigation bone-dry law.
against neutrals which it is now pur where there are suggestions th a t there
George K ieft, a German, who came
sentative Sheldon’s bill providing for they tw ice denied the previous suing unless the German government may be behind it a sincere desire to
from Manila on the U. S. transport
renews its assurances of May 4 (the make sacrifices to preserve peace be
Sherdian, as a stowaway. Evidence search and seizure of vehicles and question. R epresentative R itner fin Sussex note) and acts upon the assur tween the United S tates and Germany
which points to him as a spy has been
and may come as a response to the ap-
almost solidly stood with him.
found on his person.
The S tate departm ent made public |>eals understood to have been sent
W hatever consoldiating is done by
the S ecretary’s reply, together with a abroad by pacifists in this country.
Revolution-swept Mexico’s de facto
session will not be of the whole- j
LEG ISLATIVE N O TES .
memorandum which at Mr. L ansing’s
government has entered the lists as an
That became apparent at I
suggestion Dr. R itter, the Swiss min
international peacem aker with an sale order.
R epresentative CBllan’s bill passed ister, had prepared Sunday night set Ambassador Gerard Arrives
identic note to all neutrals proposing a the m eeting of the jo in t consolidation
Mem- by the house will requre d istrict school | tin g down in w riting the suggestion
jo in t effort to end the European war, com m ittees of the two houses.
in Switzerland on Way Home
coupled w ith the cutting off of exports bers of both the house and senate e x - ; boards in all parts of the state to ad- originally tran sm itted orally.
pressed the view th a t all efforts should vertise for bids when bonds are to be
Zurich, Switzerland, via Baris—The
of supplies to belligerents.
be made to put the consolidation meas- sold. The present law perm its such
American ambassador, Jam es W. Ge
Germany to Hold Hostages.
The Italian lines in the d istrict east urea now pending instead of attem p t boards to sell bonds on private con-
rard, arrived at the Swiss boundary at
of Gorizia, Italy, which*had been pen ing anything further.
W ashington, D. C .—Formal notifi Schaffhnusen, Sunday afteroonon. He
etrated in some places in A ustrian a t
A num ber of minor amendments in
Speaker Stanfield threw a mild cation of the retention in Germany of was met by the American m inister to
tacks late last week, have been re-es
bombshell into the legislative consoli 72 American sailors brought in as Switzerland, Pleasant A. Stovall, and
tablished completely, the w ar office an
prisoners in the prize ship Yarrowdale representatives of the Swiss army.
nounces. In the operation more than societies were proposed in a series of dation proceedings Friday when he in was given to the S tate departm ent
Swiss m ilitary guard of honor was
troduced in the house a resolution au
100 prisoners were taken.
in w aiting, and a big delegation
joint insurance com m ittees
of the thorizing the governor to appoint a
of citizens greeted the ex-American
According to the Copenhagen Ham house and senate. One would perm it com m ittee of seven to investigate the
9 5 rm.8n
burger Nachrichten, two large ammu surrender of policies, under the disa feasibility of consolidation and report government, together with an inquiry ambassador.
The trip from Berlin was made with
as to statu s of the crews of the Ger
nition factories at Thorn, E ast Prus bility clause at 65 years of age instead , back to th e session two years hence.
incident, although some curiosity
sia, and a t Glueckauf, in Quickborn, of 70 yearB.
A nother provides for I
The fight over th e rural credits bill ters.
was displayed by those who gathered
near Hamburg, were destroyed by ex juvenile insurance.
is ended, so fa r as the senate is con-
Germany, Dr. R itte r said, had de along the route through Germany.
plosions last week.
S ixty-three per
The house com m ittee on revision of , cerned, and the S ta te Land Board, the
Mr. Gerard disem barked at Zurich
cided to hold the Yarrowdale prisoners
sons were killed and the same number
laws has prepared an adverse refw rt on j Farrne rs ’ Union and the S tate Grange until she had definite assurance th at w ith about 120 other Americana, who
R epresentative Kubli s anti-picketing ! are the victors. W ithout debate, the German crews in Amreican harbors expected a t first to remain there, but
The F arm ers’ Warehouse association bill, and it is probable th a t the m eas-i merjt8 of the S tate Land Board p|&n would not be held or imprisoned.
when, assured of accommodations at
of Asotin, W ash., has concluded a deal ure will be sent to an inglorious end and 0f ^ e 0ppo8inK Shanks and Bar-
This development, wholly unexpect Berne, he left im mediately for th at
w ith the In terio r Warehouse company, through the indefinite postponement re^ p |ang having been p retty thor- ed, was am asing to the American gov city.
of Lewiston, Idaho, for the purchase process. I t is possible, however, th at 0UffhIy thre8hed out a couple of days ernm ent.
Officials here had come to
of 150,000 grain bags, to be delivered it will be perm itted to go onto the I ago, the senate passed senate bill 126. the conclusion th a t the early reports
W ashington, I). C.—G erm any’s de
before the 1917 harvest season.
The calendar for third reading.
lay in perm itting Ambassador Gerard
W ith an average increase in enroll
price paid is a trifle less than 12 cents
The fight on the rural credits bill
as to the treatm en t of German crews and other American officials to leave
per bag. This is the first bag contract came up over w hether adm inistration ment of 20 per cent a year and a de here has been effectively dispelled by the country has aroused deepest re
for the 1917 supply reported.
of the rural credits fund should be left cided loss in estim ated income from its the forw arding of complete details. sentm ent here, especially in view of
m illage tax, the U niversity of Oregon
An appeal to the Cubans not to w ithout restrictions in the hands of has laid a statem en t before the mem As this included the Presidential an the steps made to arrange all possible
plunge th e ir country into another revo the S tate land board, or whether ad bers of th e jo in t ways and means com nouncement th at German ships would conveniences for the homeward trip of
lution has been sent to Havana by ditional provision should be made for m ittee showing how the decrease in not be seized now or in the event of German(<ilicial8 in the United States.
It was disclosed at the departm ent
Secretary Lansing. Aroused to the appraisal of lands and exam ination of assessed valuation in the state has war and full inform ation about the fa ir
realization th at the contested presi | titles. The first view, th a t advocated caused a shrinkage in income which attitu d e of the governm ent toward the th a t an inquiry regarding the delay
dential election in Cuba already had by the S tate grange, the F arm ers’ has worked a hardship on the in stitu German sailors, officials are wholly at had been addressed to Mr. Gerard
a loss to know w hat kind of report through the Spanish ambassador at
reached the incipient stage of rebel union and the S tate land board, was tion.
could have so suddenly changed Ger Berlin. Officials have indicated, how
lion, the S tate departm ent decided
ever, th a t once Mr. Gerard and his
Two bills intended to provide a uni m any’s attitude.
issue to the people an urgent injunc i other view, represented in two bills,
party are safely out of Germany, the
tion to aw ait the outcome of the vot
United S tates probably will consider
Subm arine Base for Columbia.
A new road code was proposed in the the farm ers of Oregon now are pend
ing and to abide by the decision of
W ashington, D. C.—The mouth of
th eir courts.
roads as a substitute for pending legis ing the earn est atten tio n of members the Columbia riv er should be adequate
Portland Chinese tong war broke lation on the same subject. It repre of both houses. One bill was intro
Sinking of U-Boats Hinted.
out Thursday night, when one China sents the views of the joint house and duced in the house by R epresentative ly protected, both by land and by sea,
London— In a letter read at the war-
and is not so protected a t the present
man was killed and several others senate com m ittees on roads and is in- Callan and the other in the senate by
time, is the conclusion of the Helm loan m eeting Saturday Vice Admiral
were wounded in a b attle in which ! tended as a compromise between the Senator Pierce.
Both have the in Naval board, which recently visited
Sir Reginald Bacon, commander of the
Bome_25 shots were fired.
; Laurgaard code and the Sehimpf code, dorsement of the Public Dock commis the Pacific Coast. But, in the opinion
Resolutions urging th a t congress j The la tte r was d rafted by the good
of the board, the Naval defense a t the Dover Patrol, is quoted as saying:
“ If you will try as hard to do your
resort to a national referendum before roads com m ittee, an unofficial organiz F arm ers’ Union, th e S tate Federation mouth of the Columbia should be con
m aking a declaration of war against ation consisting of representatives of of Labor and many leading wheat fined, a t this tim e, to a subm arine and duty ashore by raising a loan ns we
any nation were adopted in Honolulu many civic and commercial organiza growers, m illers and exporters.
aviation base. The board is not in are doing at sea by sinking submarine*
at a m eeting of the German-American tions throughout the state.
R epresentative L au rgaard’s bill to favor of establishing a first-class and fru stratin g other evil devices you
will make the loan such a success that
The house cham ber was packed with regulate autom obiles doing a passen Naval base on th e Columbia.
it will be a knockout blow to the
Ten m erchant vessels were listed
Thursday by Lloyd’s as having been
More house when it came in w ith an ad
New York—Seventy-six days afte r
sunk by German submarines.
One an ti-cig arette bill Tuesday.
Big Munitions Plaut Burns.
departure from Piraeus, Greece,
American life was lost.
Six of the
P ittsburg, P a.—The machine shop
destroyed vessels were British, and
one each French, Russian and Swedish. bers of the W. C. T. U. and others insisted th a t it go onto the calendar Tuesday, the first passenger steam er building of the United Switch & Signal
urged its adoption. The gallery appar for third reading. Various members from th a t country to reach th is port company, the largest plant for the
Resolutions indorsing the action of ently was filled w ith proponents of the protested th a t it granted jitneys al for a long tim e.
m anufacture of sw itch signals in the
President Wilson in severing diplo bill as the repeated attack s against the ready operating out of Portland an
The lengthy passage was due to her United States, and until recently en
m atic relations w ith Germany and cigarette were loudly applauded. A undue advantage. On motion to post being held up at G ibraltar and the gaged in filling m unition orders for the
pledging its loyalty to the United number of busniess men spoke against pone indefinitely Laurgaard demanded Azores by order of the entente pending European governments,
S tates w ere adopted by the German- it. They pointed out th a t sim ilar laws rollcall, which resulted in a tie vote, the settlem ent of the strained rela Swissvale, a suburb, was destroyed by
American National alliance at a m eet in other states have proved unenforce- 28 to 28.
Callan then changed his tions w ith Greece, the agents here fire early Saturday night w ith a loss
ing in Philadelphia.
vote, and the bill went down the skids. said. She carried 664 passengers.
estim ated at $4,000,000.
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