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Nuuilier copies printed of CNliTclny'g Dully I'Vllllnii. " 2,680 I IiIh paper Ih b nii-inher of and nudlted by tli Audit Jturcuu of Circulations. "I COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER restoniaini DAILY EVENING EDITION WEATHER FORECAST: Tonight and TtMmy rain. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. 29 DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETQN, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1918. NO. 9334 TIMBER DEVELOPMENT WITH SAWMILL FOR PENDLET1 SPRING, IS REPORT INDUSTRIAL AMERICA PROTEU S SUSPENSION CLOSING EASTEWfAGtORIES TO CONSERVE COAL AROUSES IT STORM OF VIOLEN CRITICISM HOW CLOSING I , AFFECTS LARGE i CITIES OF EAST 1L- -' 4 MAP OF COUNTY SHOWING TIMBER DISTRICT NEAR UK1AH; DOTTED LINE SHOWS PROPOSED RAILROAD EXTENSION Order Characterized as Unnecessary, Con- fusing and Calamitous; Flood of Tele grams Reaches Washington; Garfield Summoned Before Senate Sub-Committee to Explain Order; Daniels Asks That Shipyards Engaged in Destroyer Work he Exempted. (Robert J. Iicndcr) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Caught in (he whirlpool of business confusion and dismay Fuel Administrator Gar field this afternoon sought to draft an intelligible order as to the suspension of industries. Not since the war be-1 gan have there been such violent protests over a govcrnr i mcnt order. Garfield, consulting attorneys and congress men is told everywhere he hasn't the needed authority to , execute the program. Garfield admits it may be neces sary to postpone the execution of (he order at midnight.1 (Hubert J. Bender) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Industrial America, arose today violently protesting Fuel Administrator Garfield's order virtually suspending operation in the eastern half of the nation's groat jlatitsv Under an avalanche of hun dreds of thousands of telegrams, Garfield is planning with state aides for 'effecting the order at midnight.! Business protests reveal dismay, confusipn, charges of; inefficiency and belief the step is unnecessary. Telegrams' are flooding the White House demanding revocation of the order and Garfield's removal, declaring the upset of industries is dangerous nationally and internationally.' The fuel administration answered the charges of usurp ing power by saying the Lever bill and priority power an-: thorize the "restriction of fuel. Conferences between Garfield and'the shipping board resulted in the declara-j tion that some steel plants must close as sufficient sup- j plies are enroute to the ship yards. IIIC.(i. OIK .0. .lull. 17. A llllllliill mill u liulr Illinois hoi kin .tiim ii uml women will In ul'iertisil by Ihe order., 'Mil' loss if wuuc In-" imiie is iiiMiifjxiiiiutel.v four unci a half million dully. r.nsines. i.irn unil relief lvorigTs hellc-ve u wlpIi's iiotl.-c slllllllll Inne been BUcii. m:v vokk. ' M:V VOKK. .lull. 17. The l"ln day iieriiNl will cost iw York stills workers ninety I'lte li.illiiins in wtias. INiol-er class is. uill lie neur slurtuliiiii uk lliuuy lite hand lo moiitli. All uiers hut the Sun eoiideinil the) tinier. " The, Worlrl says: "The order is tile reut.-st disaster that-.hurt liel'nllen the l iiititl suites In th!s uur. This wihl xK'riiiK'lit In -Itlliltey worthy of the iHilslieUkl Iiun liecn reserved for the I'tUtcd Stulrs. The I'reviilent shouldn't lose u niomenl in iiiiIIH.iIiik Hie t.iiriiild onler. This .lone, tlie next ililly Is the remotul or iur-rlelil- Oilier puKrH .Irniunil ;r flcld's removul. ci,wi;nMi. ( l,KHJ,AX), .Ian 17. Biff shI mine oprHtor with Iieuil iiuuiters here almost unanimous ly declared Coal Khwtor Oar Holds order closing the Industry for five diiys Is iililMs-sTssary. Tliey lay tlie blame for the shortnae ' on the Inability to e naitdior- iHJititl. TI1 W:roi.in. IMJl.WU'OldS. .tan. 17. Of riiiuls of the lulled Mlneworfc-r-rs of America went on rTird f a -lorltie (iarficld's order. They hlnuu'd the traiisratlon system for the shortage. I'resldent llars held this Is tlie only prop er step to handle the situation sIimk the railronds colliip"etl .11111- . plelely. H I 2ST G T O M ' Umatilla j. o . Tferpt cuDty v -Vni A. HER ire REPORTED TO BE IN MOVE Tentative Order for Con struction Supplies Said to Have Been Placed. , ST. UlllHlri'llH Of OtH'NtjoHM IfVI'Ul that the i.nt'T Is not cloar lo I lie iIioiimuhIh of ufrrcliMl ooinmuiiH ii-s Hint Iuih ciius cil bi'IU'J-h! folifusliin. (Jarf iel-l i-x-plalniii Hint the .Monday hnliila.v oiiIit iirreels onl the rasti rn half of I he nation, bat western fuel ndminitra lorii are eintinwereil t enforee the fuel holiiluy there also. He said for the preKelit, all must rely on the newspa per for informul ion. lie .said the or der mi. Boli'ly for fuel restrletiim. Itusiness iifflees. ele., winhinu to re main open and not use eoal can do so. (oilfield umemled the oiininal order ho it he nines efferlix e at iniilniKht in stead tf this morning, thus ullowins , tile plants to prepare. ( oal Disti lliiition Slops. While violent protests are pourimf in lii'l'i-. secnr' five million people and thousands of Industrial plants he Itnn the KiKiintie task of udjustintr tlnouselves to the new reKulation. Millions of dollars in waiies anil out-, 1 , i t aiii affected lint thirty million i tons of coal can he saved hy the order ' ncoordinn to tlai-Held. . The distribu tion of coal to all establishments ex cept public lit lilt ii'H and a few indis pensable Institutions stopped Ihis mornlliK. Domestic consumers, rail roads, hospitals, charitable Instituti ons, public utilities, shipn, Eorernmeut buildiuKS and perishuhlu food manu factories may operate coat in nonslv. Ininnc the five dus beninniiiK tomor row, the plants cast of the Mississippi can't, operate even If they have coal oil hand, war work fuclolies not ex cepted. The lcver nel, under which the step Is laKcn. provides a $-r.nuo fine unil year imprisonment for violations. Want (.arlli'bl to Kxplain. WASIIIXOTt'N. .Ian. 17. The sen ate committee invest lat inn the eon I hltuatlotl declilcd lo summon llarfleld Inilliedlalely lo explain I lie drastic or der. Senators Hitch. I and llallla, i;er Introdilcuil rcsolullouH asliinii that lllllfield delay the ordi'f five da lo allow tlie protests lo be heard "ml In veHllKUtlons. MeniherM of both Ionises are amazed unil many iudiKiiu nl ly say Hie order Is calamitous. (.arfiehl OelcniN Action. WASH IN'tiTO.V, .Ian. I ?. - t'.arlleld sharply defended his action before the senal inmilltee. He saiil the car sholtllKe, HllippillK oollKestlno and ne cessity for coal in homes nccesslta led tlie order: lie declared the Kovcrn inenl would buy and sell coal at cost If it finds it necesary to keep the peo ple warm. He said this action would not come unless the factory closing oiiler fails to release sufficient coal and cars lo relieve the situation. II explained to the committee tilal hn amended the previous order lo permit tint full operation of (be coal mine's. ST. I A I I.. I' I I, .Ian. 17. Tun limi- ilrr.t lllid forty thoilsuild Mlnne-' stlaus are affrs-l.il hy fie tinier. Hiislness men In many northwest .Hies are mcetine, to a limine tlie isvii-iuiiuilioii nti fuel dlsti-ihll-i Hon. PENDLETON MADE HEADQUARTERSOF ASBESTOS TIRE CO I ViH.Mrttin has hern iiimHi- the llcad 'tnai ters lor ca-tiM ti ' ' Vi"A mi ami xouiluMti Idaho fur th- Asln'stus 1'ro- hanclliiu (ht JV-rtVc- niaiin I a ft ti at ftf mil saiil tc la1 proving W itll IM"tti ists. Talhuit iirt tf the now li',(od Tiro t Ion A ntn t lros M at) is(.in. low a ;i hir-'hlj- jMiiailar l-i'W Is A. Catcs nml .1. here tut represetil at (v c; REPORTS RECEIVED ON 11 WORE CLAIMS Oniy Eight of Pleas for Ex emption Are x Refused by District Board. 0 m 1 1 in n. v ami t hoy nave leased the rorni in t he Kiilos-Wondmon hn ild intf formerly used by t he bottling v orlis. Mr. t'nteM Is to lie in oharK'1 tif tho'lotal ImsinoNs tor ihe coiu puiiy, while Mr. Talbott will he tiold n iireseiitat ive. They will hoth have 1 heir liotnos here and are now Iook hiif for npartnientH for their familleN The Perfection (ires are sold under a muni niiltr .miiinmt o. FORMER ACTRESS IS HELD AS GERMAN SPY Letters Written Mrs. J. Hcn-sler-lleinck Warn Her to Beware of Arrest. Ueports from twenty-two amicul lurul and industrial claims re ceived today hy the local draft board from the ha, Crnndc district board. KiKht of the claims were not allow ed, seven men were placed 111 class 2. five in class :t and two In class 4. Tom itoicn, "iu'l ! Urauu:. i-e. 1-j.rl S. Skilinev. i-e. I-rank l- t able. :-!. - John II. Wheeler. I -I. Hurry I.. Mallils. S-e. 'lalide Mi'yers, !-e. IjiiI II. lYu.ler, l-c. (Jrtiver II. Keller. lames I'. HurisiimlM. 'J-r. Itohert T. Inaalls. I I. ITed I". Hcndrlckson llis II. I'el.'rson, l-e. Archie K. liiiuu. l-e. Thouiiis II. Samuel, I I eltoy March. ;t-i. I.lojd l. Henry, l-e. Michael Mel wintlilln. Aauan .laeoiison. :t-J. Arthur H. Kuhl li-o. I it I 'arlson. I -. IVauk II. Sjiiiis. l-e. l-c. SAX I' KANt'l.SCi i. .bin. I V M is. .1. Heusler-lleiticlc. a. roriner acllcss. Ii held under suspicion as a. tierman spy. Letters written her from l.os AllKclcs and ShailKhal warned her lo be careful or she would be arrested a:, she was 'amoiiK the enemies" Hel I'.tivllies at Camp Fremont an- being InvesllKalcd. immsii haii sf i:;i;is. I a iN M in," ,lan7"l7. r.enerul HalK reitorled a. successful I'.rltlsll raid north of St. utientln I inlay with en emy arlllleryiliK In the Ypres sector ODESSA SCENE OF PITCHED BATTLE R.W. RITNER OUT FORSENATORSHIP Makes Appeal on Record as Legislator in Announcing His Candidacy.' Hoy v. Kttner. member of the lowTr house of t he -lepislat ore from: I'matllla county dorlnir the iiapt two I mis lias announced himself as a! candidate for stale senator from l iiKitllla county to succeed Senator ' Fred Sleiwer. now In (lp army. The announcement nf Ftltner's candidacy was not uiiexjiected , as u l.as bote been known he has senato rial ambitions. In the followhiK statement of his record and plans he declares be is running on his own vo lition and not on the customary "ur gent solicitation of rrlends": "I have been a resident of I'matilla county for thirty-five years and have been a taxpayer ever since 1 have been of ae. Attended senool in Hie public schools of this county and the Weston Normal. After teaching school for two terms I went to worn lb the I'endlelon SavlnKs Hank, now the American National, and was em ployed there for ten years. The past ten years have been encuKed in farm lnK and ex licet to remain lit the busi ness "Have had the honor of represent ing rinatilla county In the Oreson bouse of representatives duriilK Ihu l!l: and 11117 sessions. Have intro duced very few hills but succeeded In pusshiB all those introduced. De voted most ot my energies toward Renins" a square deal Tor eastern Orc Kon. which is a man's job. Served on Hie road and blBhway committee In hi th sessions and was chairman of I be hanking committee w hich handled Hie rural credit law at the la-st ses sion. If elected slate -sonua.tnr will conlinue to work for the best lutei est of Hie slale at laiKO and rinatil la. connly In paillcular. I believe In piilllna politics .in the background and teltiuB behind the President lor Ihe successful prosecution the war "As 1 desire to appeal to the voters if Ihl- county for their support up... my record as i legislator I will re frain from the usual stunt of publish ing a list "f I lie various fraternal, civic and charil ible organizations to which I belong. I will also fianklv admit that my c.indldacy Is the result ,,f my own Initiative and not for the leasen that my friends have f"iccd me Into il."' KIEL SAILORS MUTINY KILLING 38 OFFICERS ACCORDING TO REPORT Dispatch Declares Submarine Crew Was First to Revolt and Was Quickly Followed by Sailors From Cruisers at the Naval Base-Steady Decrease in Number of German Subs Now on Duty in Submarine Zone Said to ;be One of Causes of Outbreak. l-ONPOV, Jan. 17. A rtNpaU'h .In tlii Kire hhjs :t8 J.rrmaii ortliTrs wcif KJNd In a recent mutiny ot ilio natal forces at KM. -The Kxnrcss Mry, which was roceivrd from Huslt suhl a sub marine crew was first U mutiny ami uhs quickly followed hy Millor from tho cruisers at the mu a I hase, fuel ml i iig sovcra I of thovo purticipatimr in the first Kiel mutiny last summer. The Mady decrease in the mimlwr of 4crnutii .siihmuiiues now on duty in the suhmariiie wmo is said t li one of the causes of Ihe out-hrcuk. TEUTONS WILL NOT WITHDRAW .TROOPS LONDON', Jan. 17. Berlin irelosa inossass assort the central powers peace dt'lesatos formally notified the UiiHsians their proposals for the re inoval of thermal! troops from Coitr- Wliinil, Poland, and Kithuania while t hese sections are votinir on f tituru Kovern men t is una crept able, holding tin withdrawal of armies is impossible while the war lasts, but promising to "endeavor to red ure tile number of troops. Tiny said the TeutonH were "willing in a benevolent spirit to ex- amine the (pief-tion of (In1 return of. re- j fur;e.-s." i SIX KILLED. THREE ' i INJURED WHEN MAST OF VESSEL TOPPLES ! Accident Happens on Battle ! ship Michigan During j Heavy Gale Tuesday. I W ASH I N ( ; TO .V, Jan. IT. S i x were killed ami three injured when the battleship Michigan's foremast toppled over during a heavy gale at sea Tuesday, Sec retary Daniels announced. The dead are. second class sea men Osben Helyou, arl Marsh rens, Clarence 1-:. Hook, Frank Prlii7, and third class Fireman Julian P-ell. The injured aro second class Kcuman Ed want Donald. 5rdon Farmer and Virgil Bigger Shij Yards Kimiptlou. WASHINGTON. Jan. I 7. SplTc Ihw D.niiHls has askd Garfield to ex empt all sliipyai 'Is enpa sed 1 1 1 detruj -t ronstruction. AFFIDAVITS SHOW GOOD CHARACTER OF KILGORE GIRL K. Of C. DRIVE FOR FUNDS IS DELAYED Postponed -Until Monday and Tuesday of Next Week;" Women to Aid. TEXAN LIMPING INTO HOME PORT Turkestan Proclaims Autonomous Republic H'P H'KHul.M, Jan, 17. - It Is re portiMl that Turkestan has piot-lahu-ed Its Independence as an autonomous republic, allied with a "Turkish con federation.' The scheme includes a M hamniedan general congress, ap pointed by a provisional government. PKTIH mJPvAD. Jan. I V. A pitclo d battle was staged in the Htrects of ihb'ssa Tuesday. liil'Ki casualties ale1 reported. The leader of the red guards Is reported fatally wounded. The battleship Sinop bombarded the reb- , pis. Dispatches do not make clar if; the I'krainians hold the arsenal and i other important points. I ATIjAXTU ' 1 ! IV J.'n. 1 ' T1" stcaiurr Trv in. rammed in a cd lis ten with an nun. Miicd ship Is proceed ing here under her own steam. She has a large hole m the starboard side. Two lifeboats me tfone. tne steering gear damaged and one, hold is flood ed. It Is not t elieved any ot the crew were injured. Following the affidavit ef Mrs. ! Kmnk ii F. K IIkoi filed yesterday ; and her reipiesi that Icto txvetlt K ilpoi e. her daiihtr. be placed m i-ropcr ha ru1. Attornevs Will M. pc tprsoii ami J. A Vpp today filed a number of aflilavbs from Athena peo- i t-j i The affidavits which were obtain j 'il from Miss Wolf, the school teach er of the child, a bank cashier, the city marshal nd It. Ii. Klehards. clertt of the school district attest to the1 Indy-like manner in which tho mil : has conducted herself in Athena. Miss: Wolf statrs that the daughter h never been lardy, that she has at-j tended school regularly and that lot j deportment and work lias been excel-: lent. It is said the irl will make an ai j fidavit concerning: tlie relations 1 tween her mcther a:ul father Simeon j Kill-ore and Frank ie F. Kiltrore. , Owtn to rielas In setting orgdTi tzed the proposed Pendleton drive for $ J'utn for t iip Knights of t'obi mbus ccnips has been postponed until Mon- y and Tuesday of next week. In the solicitjntf work a woman's com mittee to canvass the residence dis trict Is lo lie named by Mrs. K. J, SommervlUe. In t be business dist rtct the follow iiiK committees will handle the worn t'ourt street K. J. Murtfiv. J. L. aiiKlian. D. D. Phelps. WUIIam Dunn and J. K. Monti;onie,ry. Main from Intde gto t'ourt J. I. i'ox, Fruik Quiulau. N. l. fcfweatiu i;in. Kolert Simpson. .Main. I 'miri to Hal I road KitKeiie Mohtor. A. J. McAllister. harle.i Bo. id, r. P. A. lA-nerKan, J. II. Ks tes. Outly iiiK business district Ftank D.-wney. Jo fn. J. P. Murphy. J. H Luc!:, Leo D. Drake. 300 af EN WOULD BE "'r EMPLOYED IN PLANT. Contemplated Mill Would Have Capacity of 100, 100 Feet. That owners of the timber in the southern part of Uma-j tilla county are preparing toj develop their property this spring and that the plans in connection with the enter prise call for extending the filot Kock branch to Ukiah and the establishment of a large saw mill adjacent to (Pendleton is-tie substance of a report received here to ;day. There is said to be j"only one chance in a thou sand" that the plan will nqt be carried out. , ! The Information received by thJ K-ast Oregonlan has been Tram a con-' fldential source but is of a, nature to Stv plausibility to the story. As Plvn the report states that a 100, OVv foot mill will be established here and the timber from the southern part of the county brought here for manu facture. Nothing Is said as to the probable location of the mill but sev eral suitable sites are said to b available for the purpose. A crew of from !50 to 300 men is contemplat ed. 1 So far has the matter gone, aofrord-t Ing to report. ' that tentative order have already been placed for donkei engines and other material for use lri ogsing worn or in ranroaa construe-, tion. t Is It iUrshimer? j Who the people behind the move i may be is not definitely known but 'there is a theory to the effect it may , be Albert Hlrshlmer of La Crosse. Wis, who In October, purchased the i holdings of the Northwest Timber '. Co. i the southern part of the coun 1 ty. The Northwest Timber Co.. own -; ed by David Wllson-of' Kpokane. held i ten sections of timber In the south ! ern part of this county and probably si.ine In Morrow and Grant countles j The I'matilla county land was trans ! fcrred October 30. 1917 to Albert ; Hlrahlmer. truetee. The considera tion named was JS!i.80T. hut there la a probability the amount fixed may I pot have been the real selling price ! of the property. Mr. Hlrshimer Is ' now said to be In W1sonsIn and could not be reached today. Local people who have been concerned previously with this, subject aro en i tirely in the dark as to anything that ! may be under way now. S F. WIN I son of Portland who was here somt I weeks ago on the matter also assert 4 he Is uninformed as to any plans un 1 derway at present but says It Is pos sible Mr. Hlrshlmer or other parties may be moving along lines that are dltfereiit from those in mind when he was dealing with them. t Timber Is Needed. The question of developing th" , timber In the southern part of the . county has often been agitated before 'and the O.-W. R. & N. Co. has pre viously stated that It would extend It' branch line to Cklah whenevr the i timber was used, thus making ton j raee enough to Justify the road, j The war needs are said r have pri I duced such a demand for timber tha' ! he mutter of developlns this tlmlw' Ms very attractive, pauttcularlv In vie'" ot the fart taxes, will have t' I'O paid on the property whether It Is uspi or not. What effort t K'lvertiMieti 'operation of the railroads would hs" on Ihe deal Is not Hejr hut It U S"s tesled that timber belli ne"ld f'T war purposes woul't JiisitTv fli" r.il lli'Hil nialiagenieut In nl'derlim Hi" H'" " extended. I The land piin lia. ed bv ll'i .ht'oer In this i-ounly Is In townlui 'uth. raiijie 3. II i In II'" extreme -...nth western township " ro.iriy southwest of I'klali It Is known tb the land was ernlsed durliiK Nov.-iu Iter or lei'emher last. AI.I.K.H MV Ill-.l l SN IHIM IMK, Jan- IT tap SclilelM-uairi-. Mikl l he mm l ehli-f Justice "f I'avarla. I held hr" , Tor liivmigatlon hy federal protKT. ! Lettern fotuiit on him inentl.m iipvl- jliuc him with all trie monej nri-i-""" IHtr actlvlUin.