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I DAILY EVENING EDITION WR.4THEH Tonight and Friday rain or nnnw. W.-atlicr Data. Maximum at; minimum J9; raln foil .0 1; Kind, tt-rxt. littht: wenther. TO ADVERTISE Kg The Rat Oregon Ian has the largest bona fldfl and gunruuteed paid circulation of any paper In Oregon, emit of Portland and by far th largmt circulation is Pendleton of any uewepaper. clear.; CITY OFFICIAL PAPER V v OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. 29 DAILY EAST 0 REG ONI AN, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH , 1917. NO. 9064 VILLA PAID GREAT SUMS BY GERMAN AGENTS TO INCITE TO AN Teuton Plotters Play Bandit Against Carranza With Hope . of Involving America and Mexico in New and More Serious Troubles. $250,000 FIRST PAYMENT outlaw Agree to bend Small Bandit r-'t to Harraa U. 8. Troops for Initial Installment of That Amount and Monthly Payment Thereafter. . (WEBB MIIXfR.) LAfeUODO. March I. I Just return ad from a trip to tha Interior of Mex ico and in able to atate on the high est authority that Germany la playing Villa gainst Carrana. Villa, la re cevms great auma of German money, Inciting him to attack the United Mtatea and Carranza Gorman ajrnt are attempting; to make Carranxiataa oppose the United Ml ten. Two government agent approached Villa on February twelfth, at l'oa ranch. They proposed the resump tion of border raids In event or a Her man war. They conferred! two daya Villa airreed to aend email bands to harraa American troops. The Oer tnana promised the ' first payment would he a quarter of a million dol lars In gold and monthly payments thereafter, Wouldn't Make large Attack. Villa refused to attempt any large attack. He favored sporadic foray, at widely separated points. The Qer man aUo approved) the plan. VilU refused to start operations until the nrxt payment was made.. The VUla schema was the first move nrter Zimmerman's orders reached Mexico. One secret aitent traveled north from the capital to Ran Luik i'osofd, where he met another. Both went on horseback from Pnrral to KuMillu ranch. Wanted to Keep Army osi Uurdcr. , They arrange the Villa atta-kk' principally for use In the event Car ranaa refused to eosrr the Intrigue They hoped to Involve Cmrranaa and the United Mate In new and more serious complications to make the re tention of a larjm part of the Amerl -can army on the border necessary. Germans Kiurlnenred Note. The Germans told Villa that fric tion between farranx and the United Elates would weaken rhe-aracto gov ernment. The German Calstl at M loo Cliy started powerful under ground Influences to Induce Carrun xa to conrnit to the German alliance. t'urrunxa' famous note to the neu tral powers urging an emlmrxo on the allte munitions wm engineered by , liorniM) propagnnd'a The Ger mans wanted Carranza. to clow th ltrltlsh oil rields at Tamplro. It in rumored two high Mexican government chiefs are coors-ratlng dt roctty with oermsn agents. The Oer. mans subsidised one Influential Mex ican paper. ' The Mexican govern ment has established a close military HI censorship on all cable and telegraph j the !ardanelle expedition gained 1m office to prevent sending unapprov- i jortant pollt!oal advantage although ed messabea. I CITY FATHERS GROW CAUTIOUS AND DECIDE TO ENFORCE LAWS Recent Hoch Damage Suit Ar ouc Council to Advisabil ity of "Getting on the Job." An ounce of precaution la worth a :NHind of cure. ' A stitch In time saves nine. Ki-fro, strict enlorcement of ordl itmnea Is better than damajce suits. So reason the learned city fathers. The word learned Is used sdvlsedly. lor thuy rei elved a f 3000 course of In struction recently. Since the city was assened that amount In the re inl Hurh damnxe suit, the council men have learned many thins, to wn, what their own ordlnnnt-es pro vide, what the laws say relative to a cltys liability for street accldont. what it costs to set mixed up In a law suit and numerous ami aundry other thlnau. It was made plain last even In; t the rvrular council sum 'Ion that the city is not sol n it to he Joined In any further damaere suit by reason of bunerte. m (tllsem e or lack or proper ire.nulion. The street commissioner wa. Instructed to keep the streets and sidewalk frne of sll olstructlons ami to enforce all other provisions of the luilliltn ordinance to the letter. The committee was Instructed to report iieTtt week upon the jbimHint of bond ATTACK ON U. S. WOMAN LURES MAN THEN STEALS $500 BEND, Ore., March . Mr. 4) J. J. Hal ley, a Harney Holes homesteader, has been arraigned on a charge of luring Kancber L. A. Hawllngs to her caibtn, keeping him prisoner two daya and stealing a five hundred dol lar note. It Is alleged her son helped to eyerpower and tie up Hawllngs. The woman la charg ed with larceny. Rawllnga Is eighty years old. PRICES FORCE KEEPER OF ZOO TO FOOL BEASTS He Feeds 'em Carrot Scented With Onion Juice. CINCINNATI. March . It is terrible deception General Manage' Col. Htephan of the zoo Is forced by the soarinr prices of food stuffs to practice upon his large animal fam ily. For instance, two giraffe have been getting a half peek of onions a day, but on account of tha hhrh price of these vegetable. Stephens has sub. stituted oarrota, and to fool the gi raffe he rube onion Juice on the car rots. Bear In the boo like wheat bread, hut the boo- keter cannot af. ford this, so Just enough wheat Is muted In the corn .bread to fool ths bears. Monkeys are being deprived of or- nnge and banana, t "ol. Htophan has taught them to like carrot, parsnip and other cheapest food -merely trr landing In front of the monkey cages and munching at the vegetables. The-hippopotamus family and the ostriches love cabbage' aald' Col fttephan. "and when carhng were 112 to tit a ton, we could give them all they needed. Now cniihoges arc worth I1JS a ton and the hippos and the big birds must be content with oats and' alfalfa mash. "We can find no sirberltute in food for the liona tigers and other great cats. They must have fresh meet. 1 am sorry that nature never led the cnts Into a liking for fish. It would help out soo fund problem consider ably toward solution." DARDANELLES DISASTER BLAMED ON KITCHENER i . ' I Inveitigatinir Committee Charge Three Week De lay in Sending Troops. " LONDON. Marvh . The upec ! Investigating commlltce reported thitt the late !rd Kitchener and war council were responsible for the Par dftnolle disaster. The report aald Kitchener wn responsible for the three weeks" delay In sending troops tc Gallpoll. It charred that Kitchener Insurrlclentlyi utilized the general staff's services and criticised the war council's failure to meet during April. 116. The Investigator ascertained that it failed to artaln Its main object. for ll contrai'tora in order to protect the city attalnst liability. It wrh even siisireMtcd tliat an Inspector be ap pointed to see that contractors build securely. Even the city water wusons coo not be left atandlnc- In the streets here after. Implement dealer who have been tenvlns; Implement In side streets, have been notified that such prartlces must be stopped. Sidewalk. in front of places beinir improved must lie, barred to traffic. All other (hum in tha street which no cause an accident must be moved The city con't nffme to pay for acci dent. l.-TilH Ktiokanfl ordinance. C. A. 1-Hna.lowne. contractor, ad -droued the council at the request of the msor upon the manner in which Hpokanr Issues permits. There a bond Is required of the contractor before the permit is issued, he stated, and the work is subject to Inspection by a city ln-pector. City Attorney Fee slated that the city would be held li able for itnythln- existlnc In the street without a permit. The old wooden bulldlnss on Cot-tonw-ood street owned by the city were even ordered torn down because ther are In a danserous condition. Rven tuallv the cltv may build a sutwtajitin) -ti-iii'iure there. WEALTHY AMERICAN 'I i , I I .. . ' ; - . ; t , ' - si y- - r A t t ' - t I i i ? ' i - .' :: ..'- ' . ' i - -J S f v ;S i COUWTESS..CSAKY NEW TOllK. March . The ro mance of Count Kaltnan I. Osakv and hU wealthy American wife. Counter Maud Howard Brvan-lnmHn-Ssaky. la at an end. Count csaky bt a cou W. L THOMPSON TO TALK ON'ROADS AT BANQUET TONIGHT .nniPt hiim f the n w rowd liisl lutiun and of the propiMd mix nitl Hun bund Imhup will he tnlj this t-ve nlnic at thr community hutiquet h tli Oomnierrinl aK(Nciation by W. La ThttniiMon, state highway commis-Ktum-r. To him has been a twinned the auhect of roada mi the toaMt lint, i'other t4MiKtM will be retfiionded to by Senator Fred tUeiwer, Hejireeenta- ;iv l. W. Hltner, J. N". Burwewt. J.H V. Tallniitn. Mr. J. K Haley and E. i. Aldrlch. The ba nutiet and recei.tin It heduletl t Mart at tf o'clofk In the Kitt:l4--ViHidMian hall and the com mittee In h:irte ret I ma ten the at- j tendance at LMirt. After the bunUet there will be a prourani ot inuj-lc am: j brti-f tti'eche. ' U. S. GRANT, JR., AND r ,- ... " i- i V'. e-, .I'...' g; INT ' t ' r f .r ' i t ly.-ses R. i.rant. Jr.. wa (ht titia phed recently wlrh Mm. .nint in Ha vana H nnd Mr . ur.mt wre ther , !: t vjt :iittii ii --- a lawyer In yn I .-:. isl. WIFE SEEKS DIVORCE - Ci - i . i UJ - v It J sin of Count Schechenyl, husband or Gladys Vandcrhilt, Countess Csaky ha filed iuit for an absolute divorce, naming a woman unknown to the plaintiff. WORK STARTED ON RESERVOIR PARK OI.I ISKKuVtHlt TO BK T1J?D; 1I .. Al, KA1MS TO BK HI ll.T; TIIKKM M-.T. Work on the construction of a park extending from the reservoir to Bluff tDevt. a distance ot three blocks, la now being carried on by the city watet commission, through Superintendent Frank Hayes. The work will consist In the filling of the old reeervolr, the "build ng of a diaxonsl madwaya. Improving the grade to the reservoir and the plant ing of trees along the same. The perking will be 200 feet In width and when the work la all dona the hilq ' greatly beautified. 1h. work will be carried out rn fi nally, arconllng to Mr. Haveo. and the cxpt-n e this iirin w.!l tnt amoun; tn mure than -"'. The park will bo water, d ihroiiKh use. of eiirpluij wati t fmni the reservoir. WIFE IN HAVANA j v .-- - : -: i; A INDISPOSITION OF PRESIDENT DELAYS ACTION Decision to Arm Ships May be Deferred Until Extra Session of Congress Gives Order RECRUITING TOTALS INCREASE Wave of Pauiodnn That Man SwefH Country lU'fltwted In Ianre Num ber of KnJiitiiMmtM. WA8HINGTON'. March 8. Presi dent Wilaon's Illness has delayed the announcement of the armed ship de cision. It is apparent the orders for arming will not be delayed much longer. Many believed the president preferred to call an extra session to remove all doubt of his actions legal ity. War department announced that the February recruiting total was nearly .five thousand. It credited ft to Increased patriotism. Field enlist ments and reenlistments will swell the total later. It is officially learned that German activities in 8outh America, involved Peruvian naval officers in a plot to raid the allied commerce of the Pa cific. . CLOTURE RULE WILL PROBABLY PASS THE SENATF IN FEW DAYS WASHINGTON. March . senate cloture rule will probably paa within two daa The twelve fllwus- ters admitted their inability to halt it passage. Stone pledged hi support to the amendment. K orris hotly de fended the obstructionist He cried: If this la treason make tha most Of it.' He supported the cloture. Hherman denounced President Wil son'' statement attacking tha flllbus- terent. I.ewis attempted to Introduce a resolution pledging the senate sup port to any move the president makes. Martin objected and It was with drawn. ENGLAND WILL TRY FARMING AT NIGHT lo Import 2,000 Tractor From U. S. and Form Army of Soil Tillers. lA.Nl N". March S. "We want 2 oo American tractor tloughs for th-1 tijie of a civilian amiv of nisht 01011211. era which w uria. a hnuf ti nlitt throughout the British Isles. said Fir Arthur Lee, director-general tf food production today. This new de partment, which in the outgrowth of (tf.many's submarine campaign, aims at the enlistment of several -hundred thousand civilians to cultivate every available bit of soil. Several Ford tractors from Detroit recently were received In England and tt is expected that they will be used in this experiment. "We hope to make the tractor ploughrt fill tha giips caused by the shortage in labor,, continued. Shr Ar thur. "For this reason we are goin to Import 00-, or as many as we can from America. We are go-nc to etiiip them with headlights for niglt pM wing. laborers can only worl; eight hours, but tractors can work 24 hours. They will be driven by tax. cab drivers and chauffeurs. 'Behind every plough will be .kit'ed farmer. They will te assist ed by prisoners, conscientious objec tors, members of the home defense force and women. In this way. wo hnp to pri-dnce enough food to mke uj independent of outside help a ltnir as the war la-t-. For th's we th.ink the) Herman submarine. The nlei-jidv have given England an airrl cu'tiiral policy which is dest ned to m ike us to a large extent self-support in r The suomartne als have revived rral life, aii-en the farmer a minimum wage and general K- m.oe our natinal defense more effect iv than n thousand speeches in parl'n npnt.'' 1 11.1 i:k to nto iik frl'MS STt!! IMtOlU W A H I X -T X. arc . TIm revteral ira-nV nsninnlon nirinihiil tt was una Me t Mart tlx ft mm! itrk-e lnt-tiaatkMi ihi aiNint t 4iiKTt-r'-4 failnrr tit lrin Me mom) . BRYAN GIVES HIS VIEWS ON FILIB US TERERS Declares Senators Only Wanted to Force Extra Session and Sees no Treason in it FEARS ACTION OF GUNNERS Shipowner, ifa.lnjr jLance 1ccnnirj inteorMt int Lsuidinj? Contraband Cargo MlRiit tYrce Crew to War like More, MIAMI, March S. William -Jen nings Bryan gave the United Press a copyrighted statement of his views on the congressional situation. He said he opposed filibustering and favored the senate cloture rule. That the majority should be sufficient to in voke a cloture. He said the filibus- terers only wanted to force an extra session and asked whether there was anything treasonable in the desire to save congress from an other session. ( tinner Mijrtit CauMs Trouble. He said the public had such com plete confidence in the president that congress would not hesitate to confer any power Wilson himself could use. but he declared the president could not accompany nhips and handle the guns. He said the gunners may be under the immediate direction of a shipowner having a large pecuniary interest In landing a contraband cargo. Iilgcreiit KIilfM Clearance. He advocated a law withholding clearance from belligerent ships car rying Americans Europe ward. He asked why should the government permit the United States to be drawn into a war by the folly of an Am erican din regarding the country's welfare by traveling;, on belligerent ships. He pointed out the British authorities did not allow British wo men to travel in the barred xone on British ships and asked why Ameri can women were permitted. IS CHARGED WITH CATTLE STEAUNG Charged with complicity In the stealing of cattle from Ben Colvln. prominent -T.rant countv stockman. James Clark, well known stockman who. has participated ' In several Rnund-l'ps. was this morning ar raigned in the circuit court on an In dictment returned by the last grand Jury. This afternoon he entered a plea of not guilty a yd has employed Fee A Fee to defend him. The al leged theft tMk place just innide the county line, it I claimed. TWO CENT ADVANCE IN PORTLAND BIDS iHI; . March 8. (Special tit j the Kasi 1 retiiian 1 Rantre of pri- i res In wheat market tiday: Open, Hiuh. LeOTV". t'lose. May fl.sTS 1 . M 4 llSs $l.8S j July $I.ST l.t,9 tl. J1.55 i frtiaiitl ' PtMtTUXD. Ore.. March S. t!ie-j CiaH 'luh $!.:,; blTtesttcm $t.T. j i MAN AND WFE ARGUE, MAYOR HAPPENS ALONG HUSBAND IS j With Mayor Best a.-, the prost-utini; ' w itness, M. V. Leeder, well known I traveling- salesman, was ye-terday ait- ernoon convicted In police courts on a disorderly conduct complaint, the parttculiir charge being that he uei profane langu.ge on the public streets during an argument with the mayor. According to the testimony. the rrnunle all Mai-i d over an argument Wtwevn l-eeier and his wile. On . Tuesday evtvung they h.id walked to J the depot to mai( letter au l were ! rt'turning to the M-t'i IVndt l n ' When thy reached Garden tr-'t ! back of the liowman. they wrtei an j argument as to which streot they i-ihonl.1 walk down. L.Jer wanted to . return via Mam street but hts wiie in- sute4l on going- down i.arueu. snvinv her rvaon tht she n.l be-ti bowling In Walla WIla and that t he 11 11 u-ua 1 exercise h d made her muscle so sore that she wJk d lame. Mavor Aptari 4 hb s-ee. It was at this Juncture that Mavor rx appeared on t.e cene. w.o retomfng from a prfeisnai en 11 stid overheard tart of the argument. He tstif ed that he misU;lred rtie-11 b.ivtng no iIa the- wr tnin and Wif Hf lMt:fed In Invw-lica'mr I e.- ei r.'- nt1-! the intri-.n ul INDIAiv PLOT INVOLVED THE PANAIyIACANAL Germans Planned Jo Use the Hindoos to Destroy Water way and Strike Critical Blow at U.S. CONSPIRACY WIDE SPREAD ftem. Service Meat Iant Ttutt Schesne Extended to India. immwn, Philippines and Central America. WAfHIN-aTO.V. March . Ger many's India plot Involved the Pana ma canal. Diplomatic Information showed the German! planned to use the Hindoos to destroy the canal and strike a critical blow at the United States In event of war. The secret service learned that the German plot extended to India. Guam, the Philip pine and Central America. SAX FRAXCISCO. March t. Fed eral District Attorney Preston plan to give the (trend Jury evidence In connection with the San Francisco Hindoo plot to Inrade India via Chi na. Preston said Ram Chandra, edi tor of the Hindustan Guar, had r-nowledg-e of the conspiracy. Chan dra denied any plot here. He claimed the allies threatened to make tha United States pay damae for any Indian revolt as a result of plotting on American soil. AMKRICAN8 HATE BEEN FREELY PERMITTED TO IfAV'E Bl-3Xill"M WASHINGTON. March . Brand Whltlock Informed the state depart ment that Germany was f t per- mlttinfr American to leave Belaium. Immediately after the break subor dinate official delayed some Ameri cans without orders. WILSON COKED TO BED WITH HARD COLO WASHINGTON. March President Wilson is confined to his bed with an as;gravating cold.' He has cancelled all ea gagements. Physicians said his condition was not serious but every care is deefhed necessary to enable Wilson to quickly resume his duties. WASHINUTDN. March . lr. (irayj"n announced that Pre dent Wilson had a .fever. The pnysidt nt im tired as a result if the difricutty of the weeks ciiice the litrnwn break. He i ordered to remain In bed several days until ho is materially rest- ed and improved. ARRESTED a-ked h m if he wnnn't "butting tn kind of cheap." or wordLs to that ef fect. After a little parley the mayor dLHcUi hi identity and flashed his star. "What am .u roing to d about It? the trvllmr man u aU lekHl to hr qoaried. "I II hiivr thrown in JU. ' aid to have been the mayor's answer to hi h l dwr rfpPea that h could ihrow him into jail and 'b damned" r wrda t- that iTfwt Vlnkts rn-t. A. n rtv;j.i ih mivi-r f i.Vtl upon t Mfu t NsV-ii t" uiitr trie arrt. t-jn rout ier th iUCkii !euor tet tit e.i that he rertionMtraUKl. devlair.ri he had done nothta to Junfv trr To this, he Unified. Mavr HmI r tHdii t cNl!ln( hun a "tlnlistv btatik tmr ' The mvr dwntMd lkv tug uwhI any profane -pjfh-t. Iedr put up ba and tod iril eM-rdy arternoin. im was flnd .rive -,rs hv Ju l yixm oerald hi hf t that L--ter houJd not h "ranr"d'" t the mavor rtr ttrnn that he win a psoe o'fr. tte c-rwit!ert f.r a t'me iraaina a sift ilar rt.n.p'a n aftirut the ma or f.. l-r dal acitnj-t tte fir a hm ftl not with to rr ng h. wif tn' otrt a a w fnwNaV '