Compromise Proposed to
Smith Airntriran Rprmhlic
souin American rtepuuiu,,
From Passing Into a Com
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plete Socialistic State.
CHANGES PLANNED IN
May Do Away With Presi
dent and Congress and
Place All Legislative and
Executive Power in the
Hands of Body of Seven
Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 27.—Leg
islation of the most radical character
is being discussed by congressional
commissions which have been meeting
regularly in this capital for the past
The ordinary sessions of
are fixed by the constitution
to be held between Heb 15 and June
15 of each year, but the radicals have
forced the Issue and their advanced
ideas are being considered
The most revolutionary of the pro
posals is that Uruguay shall change
its form of government so that a com
mission instead of a president shall be
vested with the executive power. Uru
guay, one of th" richest and best
governed, though "ne of the smallest
of the South A: erlcan republics, has
a population of less than 1,500,000,
which the supporters of the commis
plan say would lend itself to the
new idea. Its 19 departments, corre
sponding to states in the United States
of North America, are so closely weld
ed by railways and waterways that
the governmental problem is simpler in
the little republic than in any other
entity of the southern continent.
The i roposed commission would con
sist of seven members, one to act as
executive chairman for the period of a
year, to be replaced at the expiration
of this time by another member of
the commission. The retiring execu
tive chairman would leave the post
to be replaced by a new member to be
selected by the legislature. Only those
who had served on the commission for
n period longer Ilian a year would be
eligible to the chairmanship.
TRYING TO STEM TIDE.
Under the present constitution the
executive power is vested In a presi
dent who is chosen by the general as
sembly for n term of four years and
who is forbidden to be a candidate for
re-election for the term Immediately
following his own tenure of office. Dr.
Feliciano Viera, who heads the present
Uruguayan government, is a pro
nounced radical, but it is political gos
sip that the program of the extremists
of his own party has taken him off
his feet and he Is doing what he can
to stem the tide.
Already the Insurance business and
the electric light and power business of
the capital have 'been taken over by
the government and enthusiasts are
calling for state owned railways, bak
eries und street ear systems. Here
they have met the opposition of lliej
British owners of the railways who
have threatened to withdraw their
capital if the proposed laws arc put
Recently the sociologists have be
come active and Domingo Arena, one
of the most prominent lawyers of the
country, made a speech before the
commission advocating the enactment
of a divorce law by the provisions
which a woman might be released
from the matrimonial contract upon
mere request to that effect before
a properly constituted magistrate.
the case of the husband a long list
limiting causes Is enumerated,
author of this measure declared that
the peculiar conditions in Uruguay
called for such radical remedial leg
islation. His speech was at first ridi
culed but is now receiving the seri
ous consideration of the law makers.
Senor Battly Ordonez, who preceded
Dr. Viera as president of Uruguay,
and who is one of the present chief
executive's close friends, Is a leader
one of the most advanced of the radi
cal wings. Through his efforts the
eight-hour law has already been
adopted In practically all parts of the
republic. The fact that the present
government cannot follow the proposed
program of this leader and that
Benor Arena has threatened to cause
split in the Radical party. This could
mean that the opposition might come
into power after being out for a half
of a centurv. It is to avoid this very
thing that the compromise of a com
, * a ,
mission form of government has been
proposed, the idea being to find places
for all wings of the radical party.
Uruguay is the only country In South
America where paper currency is
day at a premium, meusured in ti'rma
of American or English gold. The
republic has a gold standard, but
never coined any gold pieces. Those
which are in circulation come from
foreign nations. The unit walue of
paper peso, however, is $1.034 and
the money changers' offices It takes
$1.05 American currency to buy
dollar's worth of Uruguayan paper.
matter how radical has been the pro
cram of any government, the lawmak
ers have always been extremely Jealous
of the republic'a reputation for finan-|
BULLS HOLD SWAY
Substantial Advance in
Prices as Result of Large
Amount of Export Busi
ness and Crop Shortage.
Chicago, Dec. 27.—Assertions that a
larKe ara " UBt of ex P° n business
bcpn done at spaboard had a strength-,
cning effect today on the wheat mar- j
ket here. Opening prices, which!
ranged from tic decline to %c advance j
with May 1.69 to 1.69%, and July 1.37%
to 1.38% were followed by a moderate
general setback and then a substan
tial advance all around.
Subsequently a decrease in the
world's available supply total gave ad
ditional help to the bulls, but atten
tion continued to center mainly on
signs that export business was in
progress on a big scale. Advances in I
price amounted to nearly 7 cents a
bushel In some transactions.
The close was unsettled, but 3 to 674
cents net higher. Opening prices:
Wheat—May. 1.73%: July, 1.41%.
Corn—May, 93%; July, 92%.
Oats—May, 63%: July, 61.
Pork—Jan., 27.65; May, 26.80.
Portland, Dec. 27.—Wheat firm. No
trading. Spot bids unchanged to 3
higher. Bluestem, 1.47, fortyfold, 1.40;
club, 1.40; red Russian, 1.37.
Minneapolis. Dec. 27.—May
closed today at $1.78 1-8, July $1.72 1-4.
(Capital News Special Service.)
Chicago, Dec. 27.—Hogs—Market
slow at early advance. Bulk, 10.10®
10.50: light, 9.65®10.45; mixed, 9.95®
10.65; heavy. [email protected]; roug'i, 10.10
Cattle—Market slow and steady.
Western steers 7.10® 8.65; stockers and
feeders, [email protected]; cows and heifers,
Sheep—Market strong. Wethers [email protected]
(Capital News Special Service.)
South Omaha, Dec. 27.—Hogs—Re
ceipts, 9400. Market, shippers strong
to 10 higher; packers slow and steady.
Bulk. [email protected]; top, 10.30; range, 9.60
@lu.30; mixed and butchers. 9.76®
10.25; good to choice heavy, 10.10®
10.30; rough heavy, [email protected]; light,
[email protected]; pigs, [email protected]
Cattle Receipts, 4300. Killers, 10
and 15 higher; breeders strong. Beeves,
[email protected]; cows and heifers, 4.50®
8.50; stockers and feeders, [email protected]; good
western rangers, [email protected]; poor to me
dium, 5.7507.73; calves, [email protected]
Sheep—Receipts, '3.300. Market,
lambs steady to 10 higher; sheep
steady. Wethers, 8.:0®10; yearlings.
[email protected]; feeders, [email protected]; lambs, 12.25
@13.25; feeders. [email protected]; ewes, 7.25®
9; feeders, [email protected]
(Capital News Special Service.)
North Portland, Dec. 27.—Hogs—Re
ceipts, 300. Market steady. Bulk of :
packing grade, [email protected]; heavy pack
ers, [email protected]; heavy butchers, 9.86;
light packers, [email protected]; rough heav
ies, [email protected]; pigs and skips, 808.50;
stock hogs, 6.75 0 8.25; cripples, 8.
Cattle'— Receipts, 200. Market
strong. Best beef steers, [email protected]>; good,
7.750 8; best beef cows, [email protected]; ordi
nary to good, [email protected]; best heifers,
6.7507; bulk, [email protected]; calves. 6.5007;
stocker and feeder steers, [email protected];
storkcr and feed cows, 6® 6.
Sheep—Receipts, 150. Market, hlgh
Best valley lambs. [email protected];
yearling wethers, best [email protected]; good
mutton ewes, [email protected]; no east of moun
tain lambs offered.
BEEF CATTLE—Odd head of prime
steers sold at $11 this week, full loads
$10.25 to $10.75, short fed steers $8.50
to *10.00. plain steers with a little
n,eat *0 0° to *o50, best cows around
* 8 ' medium kinds $6 to $7.50, canners
and cutters , $u.25 to $6.85. Some big
framed Utah steers, fattened strictly
. ff"»- BO * d *° klllerH he - e tl >U week
a 5 *'''® to * 8 ; 40 ' co " s at *«. * 6 - 5 ® and
*'• *^""kness on killing qattle is
not "*f rded 8ProUBly ' and certain
commission men have advised sh.p
' nen .' s f ° r ne * 1 Tu( '? day ? Inark f t ' be '
lieving the strong situation will reas
sert JtgeIf npx , wcek ,
New' York, Dec. 27.—Copper dull;
electrolytic, first, second and third
quarter, $30032.50, nominal
Iron—Stead. : No. 1 northern $29.50
@30: No. 2, $29029.50; No. 1 southern,
$280 29; No. 2. $280 28.50.
Metal exchange quotes tin steady;
spot, $40.50041;. Id-ad, $7.3007.62;
spelter, quiet, spot East St. Louis de
livery, 10c asked.
KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK.
Kansas City Stock Yards, Dec. 28.—
Prices are a shade lower for the week
on beef grades of cattle, off 25 to 35
cents on stock cattle, and 50 to 75 low
er on calves. Hogs sold steady today,
except some weakness on li'.'.L weights*
top $10.30, receipts 4 Sheep and
lambs sold 10 to 15 hi lier, top laml s
$13.15, highest on record here.
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS—The
market was higher first of the week
than any time this month, but has lost
part of its strength, especially on
middle and low grades of stock steers
'and calves. A string of Panhandle
ca]ves 8old at |8 40 flr8t of the week
but m08 j 0 f the stock steers sell at $6.50
; to , 7 25> med tum to common ones $5.75
. to , ß 2 b. Fleshy feeders held' up about
steady, and sell at $7.50 to $8 or better
f or good
HOGS—Although order buyers were
no t out today, packer competition was |
ample to hold the market steady, es
pecialiy on good heavy hogs,
sold up to $10.30, medium
$10.25, lights $10.05, bulk of sales $9.75 |
to $10.26. Packers' stocks of meat are
Keep Warm in one of these
materially greater than a year ago at
this time, but this has no effect on
their desire to annex large quantities
of material, indicating that the pros
pect ahead points to a continued high
market. Receipts are running ahead
of December last year at most points,
though lighter at Kansas City because
of feed shortage this year around Kan
sas City. The result is that prices here
are leading other river markets, and
have been equal to Chicago prices, not
relatively, but actually, for the past 10
SHEEP AND LAMBS—Eamb sales
today were highest ever known here.
Kansas fed westerns sold at $13.15, and
four cars of Colorado pea fed lamts
brought $13.10. Yearling- sold up to
$11.35 this week, wethers $9.50, ewes $9.
feeding lambs $11.25 to $11.75. High
prices packers realize fro i pelts is a
factor in live lamb price making as
Important as the meat.
PACKING HOUSE AT
TWIN FALLS BURNS
(Capital News Special Service.)
Twin Falls. Dec. 27.—The packing
house of the Modern Packing company,
one mile south of this city, burned
early this morning. The cause is un*
known. A loss of $35,000 was sustain
ed. Iusurance of $15,000 was carried.
Meat of all kind, hides and pickles in
storage were a total loss.
Members of the Mountain View club
and their husbands are invited to at
tend a farewell social at the home of
H. B. Illingworth Friday evening, Dec.
29, in honor of Mrr. Illingworth, who,
with her son, Frank, leaves Sunday
on her return trip to Moscow for the
remainder of the winter.
I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted for by my wile, Alice
Wilson. Signed E .R. WILSON, Rock
ville, Ore. Dated Dec. 27. 1916.
— Adv. D28C
Brotherhood of American Yoeman No.
Come to the Christmas tree at the
O. O. F. hall, Thursday evening, Dec.
28 and see what Santa Claus brought
j The annual meeting of the Idaho
' Woolgrowers association will bo held
in Boise, January 9th and 10th next,
| Advisory board meetings, January 8th.
(Continued from First Page.)
dential oral or written communication
concerning the terms upon which the
central powers are willing to make
GERMANS SEIZE OPPORTUNITY.
London Papers Declare Maneuvers
Cannot Be Ignored, but Reply
Must Be Firm.
London, Dec. 27.—The promptness of
the German government's reply to
President Wilson's note Is character
ized by the Evening News as evidence
of Germany's eagerness to bring the
war to an end. The Standard says:
''It would be a mistake to neglect
the German peace maneuvers, but it
would be even more fatal to waste
time over them. Wo trust the gov
ernment will give President Wilson
a perfectly courteous but also definite
reply and then get on with war as
energetically as possible."
REAL GERMAN TRIUMPH.
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "Ger
many has not been slow to sri'/jC the
advantages given her by President
Wilson's maladroit diplomacy,
would be a real triumph for Germany
to have herself recognized us the
wireless puller of the power whose
subjects her submarines drowned with
impunity nnd which lectured her In
the name of the cardinal virtues. It
would teach the world that by letting
the Americans do the talking Germany
understands how to get her own way
eventually In the sphere of practical
WILL PUT SHIPS IN COMMISSION.
Significant Order Reoeived by Ameri
can Managers of German Steam
New York. Deo. 27.—What Is seem
ingly one of the most significant straws
in connection with the German move
for peace is contained in the fact that
American managers of the two great
German steamship lines, the North
German Lloyd and the Hamburg-Amer
ican have reoeived orders to place their
vessels in almost Immediate commis
slon. The Importance of this informa
tion hardly can be exaggerated, when it
Is considered that Mr. Ballin. the head
of the Hamburg-American line, Is such
a close and trusted friend of the kaiser
and is. moreover, official director for
the war of the German railway trans
The apparent deduction to be drawn
from this action Is that Berlin is ds
termlncd to leave no stone unturned ta
end hostilities at the earliest possible
moment and is prepared to name such
liberal terms that it feels confident of
ANSWER CALLED AN EVASION.
Germany Failed to Act on the Presi
dent's Suggestion That Pur
poses Be Announced.
London, Doc. 27.—Germany's reply to
President Wilson on the peace ques
tion, as transmitted by the Associated
Press correspondent at Berlin to New
York, nnd retransmitted here, did not
reach London until too late for corn
ment, or even for insertion in the
earliest morning editions of the Lon
don papers. It is printed v.Ph great
prominence, however, in the second
editions, credited to the Associated
The only early indication of its re
ception is furniT ed by the Daily Mail's
"German Peace Dodge," and an in
troductory note in which the Mail
EVADES AN ANSWER.
"If President Wilson meant, as re
that his note should force Germany to
state her terms, Germany has coun
tered with this proposal, so that she
can evade an explicit answer."
It is a coincidence that Great Brit
ain's invitation to the dominion pre
miers to attend a war conference not
later than February, to consider ques
tions affecting the prosecution of the
war, forms the main feature of the
morning papers. As it is apparent no
important decision affecting the con
ditions under which the war can ho
terminated by the allies is likely to be
taken until the conference, it may be
assumed, apart from ary other con
siderations, Germany's suggestion for
an immediate exchange of views prob
ably will not materialize
HASTE NOT NECESSARY.
The Daily Telegraph. Commenting
on the imperial conference, says.
"The allies are fur from committing
the mistake of not considering among
themselves the conditions of peace,
far which they propose to obtain the
only effectual guarantee. These de
liberations are not of a kind to be con
cluded in haste. We have not willed
to have a premature peace, and we do
not mean to have it. Our enemies have
willed such a peace and arc making
every possible effort to force
the only alternative to final defeat.
They have failed to disarm any of their
intended vicitims by military moans;
certainly they will not do so by the ex
ercise of diplomacy."
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