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DMEVEiiiLG EC1TD H K VniFH Tonieht nfd Fr.iiv unset !r.t. I. reliably raii'i or snow-. TO ADVEHTISEKS Vhn Rait Oregnnlsn has the largest boni fld and guaranteed paid circulation of any paper In Oregon, eaxt of Portland and by . far the large circulation In Peudletos of ' any oewapaper. Maximum .': mmin urn 11': rain full .03; wind. southwest, hris.i; wefl ther, clear. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPE3 CITY OFFICIAL PAPER DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 19l7.v NO. 9028 VOL. 28 SPRING CAMPAIGN PIVOTAL PUT III PEACE Ifi Advisors Believe Wilson Has Created a Situation Where by Neither Side Can Con tinue War After Results are Known. ONE BIG EFFORT NECESSARY All Preliminary Hans Arc Progress, ing; Details of Gigantic ISlow Will He Complclo iu 6 Week. (KOBERT J. BENDEK.) WArtHINOTON, Jan. 25. It 1" of ficially believed that a great spring offensive will be the trying point of the peace maneuver. It Is under stood that President Wilson expects that one great effort will be necessary before the Nrst actual peace step. Diplomats agree that peace la lmpos. Kible until the gigantic effort. Preliminary plans are progressing All campaign details will be com plete within six weeks. The entent iiutlons await the outcome before en. tering negotiations. It is believed Wilson has laid the real peace, groundwoik.' He has outlined Ameri. ea's attitude and the United Statci Ideas of permanent peace arrange ments. Advisors believe the president has created a situation whereby, eith er side cannot liulst on continuing the war after the spring campaigns' (suits are definitely determined. IRE OBJECTION IS MADE 10 OIL PLANT PcOlkon May lk Prex'iiled Asking Thai sti'mlard Oil Co. KonHvr Itullillnps Outside the c'tjr Umjts. Kurther objex'tlon to the city grant ing the Standard OH Co. a franchise to build and maintain an oll-di.trlbut. Ing plant at Its present location was made loft evening when the ordinance Introduced at the request of the com pany came up for discussion. Col. J. H. Haley, appearing for the company, requested action at the meeting !f possible, declaring the company wished to atart work on Improvements at once. Mayor Dest declared that residents or the vicin ity were oliJectln to the lorntlon of the plant and wlahed time to present a pet Hon asking for the removal of the plant outside the city limits. He expressed the wish that the ordinance be held over until next week. A rep. resent.'itlve of the company ."tatert that he had no objection to thin and It is probable a decision will bo reached at the next meeting. The company has an option on the Frailer property and will buy It as soon as the franchise Is granted Mike Keating was present last evening and reminded the council that there was other private property In the neigh borhood and that the company shoull buy the entire block. STORM FORECASTS TO AID STOCKMEN wfatiifr nntFAr wn,i; fa de. von TO PHOTI ST THF, SIIOIIN liAMIl. Forest Supervisor order announces that beginning about Fehruafy i the Istrlct Forecaster, IT. R Weather Bureau, Portland, Oregon, will begin sending the special weather forecasts for the benefit of stockmen. This Is the resumption of the sen-Ice main tained Inst winter and spring which proved so valuable to the stockmen. The forecasts will be telegraphed to the forest supervisor and by him tel egraphed or telephoned to the vari ous distributing centers for Immedi ate distribution. Distributing centers ere established nt Pendleton. Tllot Pock. Vnnner. Arlington and Con don to that all sections of the trlbu tary stock raising country will be served. The names of the gentlemen who have kindly consented to dlstrlb ut these forecasts follows: Ii 0. Rcharpf, First Bank of Pilot Pock, Ore.; O. W. Hager, Secretary Oregon Wool Growers' Association, Meppner, Oregon; George Smith. Ar llngton, Oregon; O. B. Robertson, cashier First National Hank, Condon, Oregon. The forecasts will be placed without cost In the hands of the above gentlemen but those stockmen desiring to receive the forecasts must arrange to meet the expense of de livery should there be any, EEUVERS NATION HONORS n 111 il I mTIIT " H : t ' I'.- THE CASKET JTS ESCCRT. FAS JUNG .TKEA SITJEV. FAJ1&VINGI EKROU TE 1 TO Not since the body of the martyretl McKinley was born through the streets of the national capital has such honor been extended a,was extended George Dewey, lute admiral of the BONE DRV Bill IS MADE 1 SPECIAL ORDER OE BUSINESS FOR HOUSE MONDAY MORNING (Kattt Oregonian Special Wire Service.) .ALEM, Jan. J5. The com mittee reitorted the bone dry bill to the house this morning. It made it the special order of bus iness for Monday morning at ten thirty o'clock. The judiciary com mittee adversely repotted How man's bill prohibiting the circu lation of Initiative, referendum and recatl petitions by hired .agents, ft was Indefinitely post ttoned. MFMOKIAIIZIMJ CONt.llKSS t K1T1CIZKD. The house memorialized con gress uniing the establishment of a naval base at Astoria. Tlch nor pretested, advocating Port Orford. Peck urged Coos Bay. Lewis and Stott opposed "con tinually memorializing congress." U-wis said It cost the house elKht hundred and ten dollars dally for operating expenses. He charged the time was wasted. Belland re plied, asserting that Lewis wast ed much of the time talking. After a bitter debate the house memorialised congress to appro priate three hundred thousand dollars to improve the harbor at Crescent City. California. The Kngue River delegation arRued that the improvement would benefit their district. Peck and Tlchenor said Coos Pay and Port . Orford offered better harbor fa cilities. The house adopted the resolu tion providing for a point com mittee to discuss the Columbia river fishing laws with the Wash ington committee, and memori alized congress to urge the de development of Oregon's water resources. It asks congress to act Immediately on the Anthony suffrage amendment. MINOMTY RF.POUT ADOPTED. A majority of the Judiciary committee unfavorably reported the bill providing for the sterili zation of feeble minded persons. Wilbur, Olson and Stelwer se turned a favorable minority re port. The senate adopted the minority report 21 to 6, after a lengthy discussion. The bill was made the special order of busi ness for two o'clock Monday af ternoon. THISI'F, AMENDMENTS l"Pf Three proposed constitutional amendments relating to elections. Initiative and referendum peti tions were Introduced In the son ate. Three others are scheduled STRONGER TONE IN WHEAT PIT TODAY CHICAGO, Jan. 25. (Special to (he East Oregonlan) Range of pri ces today: Open. High. Low. Close. Mav IM tl S6 It. 84 $1.85 July $1.454 U.B4 $1.63 J1.53H Portland. PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 25. (Spe cial) Club Jl 63; bluestem $1.67. DEWEY. LAID AT REST IN ARLINGTON 8 5 If y'-t i If I! ii , i . i i ! i, . I , r $ H,fii i)ijijij0ii4i ..ii iiiiJii.iAiiiiiii ill loiiiilip'fr'fif iifn imrnrn"Mln awyinniriiijiimiiwfif'l-fr-,Yyii'1'r,ffiviiiwiftiimifrtlii-''"1 I United Staes navy. While the nation j paused In Its dally tasks, all of Wash- . ington officialdom and the diplomatic I Icoi pj paid homage to the hero of Ma. I ' nilu Hay. The machinery of govern- I for introduction in the house this afternoon. Secretary Fording of the constitutional rertsion associ ation handed the amendments to Senator Olson. Olson said he had not studied the measures yet and was unable to explain them. KINDNESS IS REPAID BY BULLET IN HEART Immigration Disprvtor Shot and Killed hy Man W hom He W as Taking to Prison riimamv'lcri. WINDSOR, tint., Jan. 2.V "This is what I get for being kind to you," were the last words of Immigration inspector M. B. Jackson of Winnipeg, whom James Stewart, a safe blower, killed. Jackson was in the smoking car while enroute to Windsor, where the American police planned to arrest Stewart on a charge of blowing the safe at Cattle Creek. The prisoner took Jackson's revolver from his pocket while talking. Jackson per mitted Stewart to take the long ride unmanacled. , J v Sis J , , - - ' . - This Is the first photograph of the two Oermantown school teachers, who supplied the Philadelphia police with the name of Bernard V. Lewis, silf-sloln suspect In the "model" murder case. It wus on Information supplied by the teachers that detec tives traced Lewis to Atlantic City, where he took his life just In time to m- ; GIRLS WHO NAMED LEWIS IN MODEL MURDER r U - r j? v H 1 ''-y- i . i ' VVl 'J"J s'tfW y""-KJJwmitttMmmtf"M'' . ment halted an the funeral procession passed along Pennsylvania avenue, From the president down to the hum. blest office holder all honored the great Dewey. LATE WISE BULLETINS liORAH HAS WARNING. W ASHINGTON, Jan. 25. Sen ator Itorah offered a resolution wanting the I'nlled Slates against the "danger of beoomln Involv ed iii an entangling alliance with European nations." P asked the senate to reaffirm tne Monroe DVictiine principles, it was aim ed at President Wilson's speech. SECRET 8LSSION HELD. PAIUS, Jan. 25. Tuerhanibcr of deputies met In secret session to discuss the Greek situation. MOTHER KILLS CHILD WITH GERMAN FATHER PARIS, Jan. 25 Josephine Barthelemy aged twenty, was acquitted of the charge of kill- Ing her own baby. She told the jury she killed the child because It had a German father She pleaded that German soldiers 4 attacked her and her baby was unwelcome Her lawyer said: "Would you condemn a girl for stifling the life of a child whose father killed France's sons and violated France's daughters?" The government has re-establish- ed the custom of placing a cradle outside the town halls where mothers may leave un- welcome children, the govern- ment guaranteeing their support. i ? tali , , avoid arrest. The girls were motor. Ing with the wealthy young Pitt' burgher on the night before Maxle Agnes Colbert, or Grace Roberts, as she was professionally known, was slain. They have since expressed themselves as sorry that they were In strumental in starting a search for their friend. 1 n - Wkm-'timmi.-iA v DIET OF JAPAN IS DISSOLVED AND MINISTRY OVERTHROWN Critical Political Situation De velops From Activities of Op position Party in Kingdom. VISCOUNT KATO IS LEADER laiiiH Selection of Terajehls Cabi net Was Unconstitutional; Newspa pers Fall to Make Any Comment on W'llson'e Peace Note. TOKIO, Jan. 25. The Japanese diet has dissolved. Count Teraychi' minister has been overthrown. The political situation Is critical. The mi. kado appointed Terayoh! as premier, replacing Okuma, Viscount Kato led the opposition. He claimed Ter aycW's cabinet selection was uncon stitutional. TOKIO, Jan. 25. Japanese news papers have not commented on Pres ident Wilson's peace proposals. They are entirely occupied with internal problems and the diet's dissolution. rnmi jn hm mum 43 HRESWAS S78245 Annual Report of Fire Chief Rlngold Shows That Burning Trash Caused Most Conflagrations. There were 4 9 fires in Pendleton during the year 1916 and the total damage is estimated at J7S.245. The value of the buildings and stocks JeoP pardlaed by fire was $480,350 and the insurance carried was J269.300. The loss on old frame buildings was $14, 500. Fire Chief Ringold made his an nual report last night and it shows that the burning of trash was re sponsible for more fires than any other cause. There were five fires from this cause and two more caused by burning trash in stoves. Other causes were as follows: Defective flues 6, thawing of pipes 3, overheated stoves 3, spontaneous combustion 3. ashes piled too close to buildings 2 exploding lantern 1. thawing of gaso line engine 1, gasoline on floor 1. es caping gas 1. filling gasoline tanks 2, children with matches 1, cigar stub in sidewalk grating 1. cleaning bed flth coal oil 1, stove pipe through roof 1 gas heater 1. electric Iron 1, cigarette butt 1, grassfires 2, electric stoves 2, unknown 2. There were 30 alarms came over the system and 19 by telephone. There were four false alarms. The number of feet of hose laid was 22.650. 351 gallons of chemicals were used and seven quarts of Pyrene. The total value of the fire fighting apparatus Is (16.541.50. The fire chief issued 170 electrical permits during the year and estimat ed cost of wiring was 18574. U. S. NEWSPAPER I IS MISSING; MAY BE IN A BRITISH PRISON NEW' YORK, Jan. 25. The newspaper syndicate has asked 'Lanslnr to learn the fate or George Bacon, an American newsjiaiierman believed lnirlsn eil In England or Ireland. He was sent abroad December 5. He wrote a letter mentioning the possibility of a new Sinn Fein up rising Easier. An Englishwom an heart! that the British had ar. rested Bacon. WASHINGTON', Jan. 25. It is announced that the state de partment Intended to act intme diatoly to ascertain the fate of George Bacon, American news paperman supposedly Imprisoned ln England since December, lansliur received appeals this aftcrno..n and promlstxl distant Inquiry through AnilMisiMtor Page al London. miunr UHl LIBRARY ORDINANCES REPEALED; JUDGE FEE MAKES RECOMMEND -3 j DESTROYS 1 AEROPI.ANE A DAY, 27 HIT SO FA It PARIS. Jan. 25. It I an- nbunced that Lieutenant Guy- nener has destroyed hLS twenty- seventh German aeroplane, the second within two days. The French repulsed a German at- tack south of Berrybae. The en. emy lost heavily. COSTS $700,000 10 REFLOAT MILWAUKEE Cruiser's Boilers, Armor Plate an.l Engines win Bo Impossible to Save Say Salvage contractors. EUREKA, Jan. 25. Salvage con tractors said it would be Impossible to save the cruiser Milwaukee's boil ers, armor plate or engines. in-! metal is worth twenty dollars a ton as Junk and it would cost a hundred dollars a ton to remove it. The engines are unsuitable to mer. chant ships and not speedy enough for modern warships. Contractors ex pect, to ave a million dollars worth of equipment and material. The cot to the navy department will be seven hundred thousand dollars to refloat and equip the cruiser. N. P. TRAIN WILL BE GUARDED FROM SPEEDING AUTOS J&'heihex .the Northern Pacific train is more dangerous to auto traffic than it is endangered by it Is a ques tion given the council to consider. Last evening one of the councilmen recommended that the N. P. Co. be ordered to install a bell at the East Court street crossing as a warning sign, H. G. BIydenstein, who chanced to be present, volunteered the informa tion that the public needs protection more from automobiles who use East Court as a speedway than It does from the N. P. train. Councilman Phelps, thereupon, declared that some steps should be taken to safe guard the X. P. train from the speed, ing autos. "One of these days an auto is going to knock that train off the track," he said, and, thereupon at the suggestion of Councilman Tay. lor, the police were notified to en force the traffic ordinance to the en-1 that the N. P, "cannonball' be pro tected from danger. As for the installation of the bel!, most of the counctlmen could see no reason for it It was pointed out that the N. P. train only makes a speed of four miles an hour inside the city and. as Phelps pointed out. a collision is Impossible because there Is only one engine on the line. S MACK STOLEN IN 24 HOUR PERIOD PORTLAND, Jan. 25. The police reported that automoible thieves stole five additional machines in twenty- four hours. This makes a total of thirty for the month. Eighteen were t recovered Some were found stripped. WITCH GIRL DRAWS ENORMOUS CROWD DETROIT, Jan. 25 A crowd gathered in front of the home of Celia Wrobleski, aged sixteen. following the report that she was possessed of supernatural powers. The police tried vainly to disperse the throng. Many de- elated they expected to e the "witch girl" transform herself into animal shapes Men 'aid they feared to see her face let a terrible calamity befall them. It is unknown how the strange rumor originated. Father Kie- ruj, pastor of St. Francis 4 church said! "It snumU in- credulous. I cannot understand it. The girl is among my parish- loners. The whole story In falBe." The crowd was increasing this afternoon. Spectators came from 4 every part of Detroit and nearby cities. 444444444444 Discovers Constitutional Ob stacles to City Making Library Contract With Any Corporation. "PEACE COMMISSION" NAMED Latent iM-noument In Lllwary situa tion Is WelfOntcd by Couito.1 Who See Signs of a taeaHnir I p of thJ Hard I'omght Controversy. An unexpected denoument to the library' situation which threatened to develop special elections and injunc tion suits, came last evening when Judge Fee appeared before the coun cil and recommended the repeal of the four ordinances recently - passed turning over the city library to the Pendleton Public Library, Inc. His recommendation was at once accepted and the repealing ordinances passed. However, Judge Fee made it plain that he was not surrendering to thi) requests of the Commercial associa tion because of the showing made but because he had discovered constitu tional obstacles to the city making a library contract with any corporation. This obstacle, he said, not only would prevent the -city from contractinz with the Pendleton Public Library, Inc., but would prevent any contract with the county or the Commercial association for the maintenance and operation of the city library. In oth-, er words, he holds that the city ha no option but to conduct its own li brary. peace commistaon Named. Further evidence of a clearing up of the controversy came later In the evening when Councilman Penland reported that the special committees from the council and Commercial as sociation had met and had decided to ask that a "peace commission, to be omposed. of three members of tha council, three members of the Com mercial association and three repre sentatives of the county, none of whom to have any personal interest in the controversy, be named to arbi trate and settle the differences. Mayor Best empowered the same committee to act for the council, namely Councilmen Penland, Taylor and Kirkpatrick. The Commercial association committee consists of A. H. Cox, J B. McCook and W. J. Clarke. Neither the Judge or commis sioners will represent the county, it l understood. Mayor Best insisted that whatever decision was reached should be presented to competent attorneys for approval. LegkJatiire In Error. After routine business had been disposed, of last evening. Judge Fee threw a surprise Into the meeting when he made his recommendation and presented repealing ordinances I:: -.T-s"enting the original ordinances .,,,;-.:, . the Pendleton Public Li- t.'tv, i si.-.-, he said he had acted uP . ! t- - sumption that the act of t'. h-;ii iture giving municipalities the power to contract with corpora te .ii. ...r t ie maintenance of a library was valid. However, subsequent in vestigation had proved to him, he said, that the legislature had been in error inasmuch as the constitution of the state expressly forbids uch a con tract. He quoted Section 9, Artie! j 11, as follows: "No county. city, town or other municipal corporation, by vote of citizens or otherwise, shall become a stockholder in any joint stock company, corporation or asso ciation whatever, or raise money for. or loan its credit to. or In aid of. any such corporation, company or asso ciation." His construction of th.it section, he said, was that the city could not con tract with th,- Publu Library. Inc. tlv Commercial Association or Uma tilla county for the maintenance of . Joint library He assumed full re. sponsibilitv. he said, for the pasa of the ordinance which he now ask-d be repealed. The ordinances were re. pealed at once The Pendleton Public Ijbrirv, inf. will cease to exist. Juilge Fee statins' that the charter would be surr-n.ler-ed. This leave- the situation 1ut the s ime as before the pjis-airc of the or dinance. The city library I" under the supervision of the city horary lio;ini and th.- I..'.'"1 which wis to be giv.-n to the corporation will be n'f"l for the upport of !h.- cite library The council cm-it mlthMlv reliev ed at the turn of affairs and Record er Fit tlenild d--l .red he always ex. peered those library ordinances would come to gr-ef because 'he number of the last one ended In 13. NINETY DEFEND .NTS NAMED. ONCINNATI. .Ian. 2.V Tin grand Jury whk-h In limxlicatlog I lie ot- fraud n-twned m-1-fxl IndH'tnXiits. naming nirw-ty defciMlantA, It aniioiiiiOil Out police wimiM Immediately birla amtlng thai aviied, rvniilliig tlta' nnuu-s lute.