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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.

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