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DAILY EYi;i::0 EDiTiD;i DAILY EYEIIi'lG E0IM1 Number cop ilea printed of yesterday's Dally Rdltion. 2,784 Thto paper 1 member of and audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. eiro!! WEATHER FORECAST Tonight fair, cooler with light front. Wednesday fair. . CITY OFFICIAL PAPER COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1918. ' NO. 9416 VOL. 80 1 NAVY HAKES DARIHG MOVE TO BLOCK I II SOI ' !vL'J DAILY z" Wfflfi 1MIE 1 If BAD FEELING ROUSED BY RuSSELLiTES Freewater Crowd Almost Mobbed ' Clifford Metz Yesterday, is Now in JaiL CIRCULARS SPREAD THROUGH THE MAIL Pendleton Residents Are Given Copies of King . dom News. Clifford Mets, Weston farmer and Russel'llte who narrowly escaped mob violence yesterday afternoon at Mil ton and Freewater for circulating cir culars in defense of "The Finished Mystery." is still being held In the county Jail today pending instructions from the V. 8. district attorney. Dis trict Atfbrney Keator fears to release him lest the feeling aroused against him crystallize again into action. This feeling was Intensified locally this morning when it was found that during the night the mails had been flooded with coplles of the ''Kingdom News," the same as Mets had been circulating In Milton and FreewateY. Almost every person In the city re ceived through the mall this morning one of the circulars. They had been mailed In the local office last even ing, those responsible presumably tak ing this means of defeating the re cent censorship ordinance panrea oy the council. Crowd Had Hopes-. Mett. according to his story ana that of his rather, A. T. Mets, who Is here today trying to secure the re lease of his sun, had gone--to-Milton on business and had eaten dinner with members of "the faith" In that city and had been asked to assist In distributing the circulars. After the two towns had been pret ty well covered, and the public be came aware of what was going on. popular Indignation became intense and the fire bell was sounded and the Home Guard called out. Within a short time two dosen automobiles were chasing about the towns hunt ing for the distributors- Mets was found at the depot Just as he was leaving by train for Weston. He was seised by the crowd, ropes made their appearance and, the crowd of 600 or more being In an ugly mood, vlo- lence would undoubtedly have been done to him had not the officers and some of the cooler heads Intervened. Mets was hustled Into an automo bile and, accompanied by D. C. San derson and a number of other cltl sens, was .brought to Pendlejnn and turned over to District Attorney Kea- . tor. Upon learning of the nature ot the offense, the district attorney turned him over to, the sheriff and took the matter up with the federal authorities in Portland. "The Kingdom News," which title the circular carries, Is a defense of "The Finished Mystery.'" recently suppressed by 'the United Mates and Canadln governments as having a flavor of German propaganda. It charges that the clergy is responsible for the suppression of the book and 0 contains a blank petition ta the pres ident to lift the ban- Apparently ' I h.r. hiiM hkan m mthivrlMl wintry nn the part of the International Hlhte Students' Association' to flood the country with, these circulars simul taneously. 'It. Is said that iMets refusal to promise not to circulate any more such propaganda Inflamed the east end crowd. The father of Mets, A- T. Mets, Is his son, who Is 4, have lived about his on, who Is 4$. have lived about Weston for a long time. The father Is a follower of the late Pastor Rus sell and defends his son though de claring that both are loyal Americana They are opposed to any and all war and profess to bellevo that the end of the world Is at hand. The arrest of his son and the threat of mob vio lence he accepts, he says, as a tent of their faith and Intimates that the) are willing to endure any perxecutlu rather than be curbed In the expres slon 'of their religious beliefs. He Is trying to secure the release of hlf son on the grounds that labor Is scarce and his farm on Weston moun tain needs Imnillale attention. . This morning he asked that a meeting of the loyalty committee of the L'matllla County Patriotic Hervlce league be caled to hear his side of the controversy- It was Impossible to tnll such a meeting today but he was Kid that a hearing would be grant ed him tomorrow evening at a meet ing which had already been called. Guatamala Wants to Help Down the Kaiser WASHINGTON', April ft. Guate mslsn Minister Mendes today declare ed thst Guatemala entered he war to show her full sympathy with , the I'nlted elates. ' . ii 1 1 xsss : r; GIANT COLLIER MISSING WITH 29? PERSONS L . r - ' 1 f V (' - ' ; The Olant United States naval col cluding crew and passengers. She was SILL POTATO YEAR IS CAUSE OF ALARM (By M. 8. Shrock.) Three thousand four hundred acre less potatoes are being planted in Oregon this year than were planted last year according to the farm crop and labor survey recently taken While this Is a very natural' result it will likely spell disaster next fall If somethng la not done right away. We are going to be compelled 'to UvQgjsin wheat substitutes next wlntet ehA potatoes ought to be the chief substitute. We will therefore eat GERMANS CANNOT LEAVE "WELL ENOUGH" ALONE (J. W. T. MASON.) NEW YORK, April 23. Every en gagement between the Americana and Germans that reaulta In no more than an even distribution of casualties ta a defeat for Germany becauae of the alreay depleted condition of German manpower. The casualty lints alone therefore of tho flpht at iSoicheprey. would mean a German defeat even If the Germans 'had retained posxesKlon of a-sector of the American front. Tho highest strategy confronting Goneral GRAND TIME PLANNED FRIDAY EVENING; STREET SINGING AND TALK PLAMONDON FEATURES There will be one big patriotic time In Pendleton Friday night, on. which occasion the peoplo of the city will oil serve Liberty Day, A big evening meeting Is to be held at Happy. Canyon and at the same IJaut. J. I. Plumondon. just returned from France, will tell of what he raw heard and did In the months he wns at the front. Dr. Plamondon has ad dressed audiences at I.a Grande and Athena with tho result that utcarh place standing room wns not to be had. Street IMtnniiotrntion. Prior to the Happy Canyon meeting an hour will be devoted to a street sing and flag unfurling. C. (1. Mat- jlock, chairman of speakers Is arrsim jlng for a program thnt promises to ex icel anything held here during the war. The "Old Kentucky" has been 'engaged to lead a parade to the pn j vtlton and play upon the street. At ? p. m. Frldajl evening the street pro gram will begin on Alta street In front of the city hall over which building 'the city's honor flng, won for filling (Its losn quota, will he unfurled with due ceremony. lrlnr to the unfurl ing a street sing will be held with the singing led by Professor L'reaeh of the Alta orchestra. At Happy Canyon the singing will be concluded and there iWlll be plsylng there by the Altu or ichestra prii.r to Jhe speakK. Dr. !l'lsmnndon Is the only speaker slatel for the evening. The Itev. Alfred lXHkwood will preside. Followmg the street sing a nurade to Happy Canyon will be held, tho pro- yj. v. - I lu. ?, - i . ! f f a t t- ii-mm; va r. "St b- M ' "SsfTT ?"C " "."ga O. S. COLLI EB. CYCLOPS . . ', . Her Cyclops has been miaslng since March 4 with 293 persons on board In believed to he on ner way irom sou's ACREAGE THIS ir ore 'potatoes than ever if we have thenu If thuy .are. plentiful this will work out all rlKht, but with potatoes 8 or cents peTr pound. H will be vry difficult and expensive to comply with the food regulations. In the moister sections of the county and in the irrigated sections, every available piece of ground should be put In potatoes. We are likely to be at war for a long time and we can not afford to weaken our chances by a shortage of a food pro duct so easily grown as potatoes. Pershing la the strategy of klllfnt. Germans- When Hlndenburg orders his troops Into American trenches to be killed hes playing Pershing's own Same. This spirit of recklessness Is th greatest fault of Berman militarists and means their ultimate undoing The Germans are wholly Incapable of letting well enough alone. That Is why they embarked submarine war fare, forcing America Into the war. ' Kach German death must be re garded as a German contribution to ward democracy's eventual Hum ph. cession being led by tho band and the i l'matllla county guard. FUNERAL OF MRS. MALE WAS HELD YESTERDAY I Tho funeral of Mrs. Martha Male. , who passed away at her home. IBM I West Itallroad mreet Saturday after j noon, was held yesterday afternoon at the Hrown chapel and Interment won mndo at the city cemetery. Mrs. Male, who was In her 7Mth i ycur, Viik a nntive of Knpland. ow I lug to a mistake in filing out the deiith c'rtifiHie, the Impression wa j created that Mr. Male whs a Co 1 1, red woman and this led to the erroneous 'Item In the paper yesterday. I Mrs. Mule hud been a resident of reon for 86 yrars and wh a htgh- ly rvpi.ctd woman ly nil of her nwiny aeiuaintnnces In his county ; The heme place If on llirch crvek ' but Mrs. Mule had Hfed In Pendleton ' lor a number of years. I Hestdt-s her husband, she leaves to mourn hr death nine children: 8a rah ; J. Gebtg'-r of Pendleton. Kober! Main and John Mate of Pilot Hock. Kl'ira Msy laong of Arllnntnn. Km ma T KcMfw.. Kdnu K. Male of Fenrileton and Tnna K. Ilawke of IMlot ltock. All but two of hr children were with .her when ih died. 4 American waters to the United States TWO KILLED BY SHOTS IN COURT AT HINDU TRIAL SAN FRAXCISCO, April 23. Dur ing Hindu plot trials Noon Ham Singh, the defendant, shot and killed Ham Chandra in the court room and United States Marshal Holohan shot and killed Plngh. A Hindu among the spectators handed Singh the pistol and he turned to the defendant's box, pumped three shots into Chandra. Turning again he fired at Dr. Chaknabertv, missing him, Military officers entered the court room shortly after the shooting and military law was declared, no one be ing allowed to leave the court room. Blter feeling existed between the higher caste to which Chandra be longed and the lower caste of which Singh was a member. FOUR lilORE PUT IN DEFERRED CLASSES Five more questionnaires, four .of which show reclassification, were .re turned from the district board last evening and as a result, Harvey A. ferown of Helix, Joseph Cunha, Jr.. and Antone Cunha of Echo and John E. Sones of this city have been given deferred classifications. Frank Cun ha, however, has been moved up from 3-J to 1-1. The affidavits referring to the Cun ha brothers show thut Joseph Is man aging the Echo mills, that Frank has been managing the stock cattle and shep of the Cunha interests and An tone the beef and mutton stuff. Sup porting affidavits were filed by It. B. St an field, Fred H. Andrews. A. Long well, Joseph Cunha, Sr., the employes of the Echo mill and a long list of farmers and stockmen. As a result Joseph and Antone were moved from 1 -1 to 3-J but their hrother was put In class one- Prown was moved from class one to 2-c a a skilled farm laborer. The affiavits were to the effect that he has been employed on farms for years and Is a skilled farm laborer. W. JL. Prown. his employer. Henry Henrlk sen, Kudolf Leislmter, E. E. King, William E Umbers and Qarlen tiray substantiated his claims with support ing affidavits. John E. Sones' affidavit was to the effect that JiN father has been 111 for wme years and that h1 services arc necessary to carry on the ranch work. Supporting affidavits were filed by O T. Meeker and Ir. H. S- Garfield. Mexicans Entrenched . Opposite U. S. Towns KI, PA0, April US- American are stationed as a precaviftion agaim-t clashes wtth Mexicans who are entrenching- opposite the Pig Pend dis trict- Five thoiiKand are reported at one potnt and a smaller force Is o posito Fnr.-n. Tekas. American Congressman j Is Aviator in Italy HOME, AprU 21. King Victor Em manuel In rtct'lving t'uptaln La Ouar dia. American t'onaressnmn-aviat'tr. said he ! glsd to see Americans on the Italian front and hoed thnt j more would be sent, lie declares It to be god propaganda. THIRD DRIVE ODMNGT IS" Enemy Will Attack Between Arras and the Somme is British Opinion. HAIG'S MEN HAVE HAD HEAVY WORK Only One Fourth French Army Has Been Engaged in Battle. NEW YORK, April 23. The Germ-ana are preparing a third drive In tho west to be launched letween Ar ras and the .Snmnie according to British war office reports here- "Operations on the west front are proceeding according to plans of General Foch, the communique says. It Is extremely probable the British will have to meet the third offensive on a similar scale." The Teutons still greatly outnunr ber the British and the statement ads that on March 21 Germany had 83 surplus divisions concentrated at the angle where the French and Brit ish lines join. . British casualties are exceedingly heavy as the result of months of con tinuous fighting. . Haig's army 1 tired. The exact casualties cannot be given. The artny fought a month against forces . three times their strength. One-fourth of the French army has been engaged. Their losses are less than one-fourth of those suf fered by the British. CALIFORNIA TOWNS BEGIN REBUILDING I-OS ANGELES, April 23. Without outside aid San Jacinto and Hemet and towns south and east ot here raxed by the earthquake, began reconstruc tion work today. Scientists are puzzled at the phe nomena attendant upon the trembling. Water In mountain springs rose two feet and maintained the new surface. Several wells in the process of boring started rich flows. ' The San Jacinto river, dry before the shock. Is now a flowing stream. 'NEXT OF KIN" WILL CHECK UP DISLOYALTY MILWAUKEE, April 23. A state organization of "next to kin" will be organised within a few days. Machfn ery Of the Lolayty League will be used. It la understood the war department has endorsed the scheme. The or ganization's members will be recruit ed persons having kin fighting in France. The relatives will protect the "home lines over here"' and it Is de nied that It Is another KuKlux Ktani against disloyalists. TOIVAV'S OAsrAl.TlKS. . WASIIINGOX. AlMrtl 2.1 ien erul l-ernhlng reports two killed in action, one died of wound, four of disease, nine were wound ed secroly. and ST Rllltlitly -da y. HXKi'S ItK.POHT. UIMKIN, April 23. 'e ln liroved our position north of Al bert by sueeewful lornl hmthimim last nlaht. Ilalg report today. Wo Usik ro M-iuerH- A niimlKT of prisoner were ta-. ken In local fiulitllUC I" the ISO 1sm wHor and near W)li'haete which resulted atltantageously for Us Otir raider entered the en emj'a trendies at lanHam and penetrated tlieir ii"-t line. Our artllk-ry etutaa"! hostile eowriitralinnn In liter In lint Itretoiineanx sector, and nciuli horiiig tserre. THINKI MH ATTACK. (IIIMtY VfttlOlM WITH TIIK IKKNt'll Alt. "HII-S. AM-ll 2. The Hons trooim Mii:nt-ting the ternian rcxtiiHin nllaealiti: the Americsn fon.K Sunday morning were e-l-4all trained snd had re lieared for Mils mieralion. SOON nrp -ADtn ULULMIILUl THE WAR I i Exploits at Zeebruge to Hobson's Famous Deed at Santiago; Five Block Ships Blown up at . Harbor Entrance; Enemy Destroyer Sunk. LONDON. ADril 23. r-British naval forces, in a: dar- insr raid on the German submarine bases at Ostend and Zeebrugge this morning blew up five concrete filled ships in the channels to black the eerress of enemy craft. The admiralty reports the British force consisted of auxiliary vessels and six obsolete cruisers and covering ships. The raid recalls that of Ilobson during the Spanish war. "An enemy destroyer was torpedoed, two of out block ships were blown up at the Eric Geddes first lord of commons this afternoon. It is too early to say whether the object" was attained. Only volunteers participated. DISTURBING CITIZENSHIP Some Towns Hard in Hit by Recent Casualties Battle. AUSTRIANS DEMAND ELECTORAL REFORM Crowd of 200,000 Make Dem onstration at Budapest Monday. THE HAGUE. Aprfl 23. German provincial towns are greatly disturb ed over the enormous casualties re sulting from the west front offen. sive. The papers are filed with obit uaries. As an example during the first five days of the offensive the small fron tier town of Benthelm had 67 dead and Gronau had i't- The population of each" Is 2500. ZUKICH. April 25 Two hundred thousand participated In a demon stration for electoral reforms at Budapest yesterday. Five thousand marched to the Pal ace club, shouting "Abas Tisxa." Work and traffic were halted. Von Seydler told the Polonaise leaders that Gallcla would be re stored. Pleasure Cars May Be Much Curtailed WASHINGTON. April ii. P ens ure car production Is expected short ly as a result of a conference between the leaders of the automobile indus try. Chairman Baruch of the war In dustries board. Automobile men. at the request of the governmfnt, pre sented full details and sworn state ments as to the production of 1S17 pleasure cars, with estimates of this year's output. An official French note says: IVixopce caiMiircd on Airlt la nay tlie trman were preparing for an iniMrtant attack at dawn, Sunday after a most inteune bonilwrdincnl tlie Amerkan were atM4kcd on a mile front. Ikctall lMiued tliat the Amerk-aaM and 1'rcucli autly drnie iIh terman out of lrentlerc wimnI a Iwlf mile east of Scli'heirey. WITH TIIK AMI'-KirAV All. MY, April S3 n 'official re- Mirl of Saturday' flghtiiu; In tlie Tool wH-tor sa)s: TIk kmsH sustained were no greater than might lie rcMtably eie-til. Hie enawgetniMlt was he moM sikere In which the Am ertean liavv artaUeu. 1 lie enemy' Iosmc were niucti greoter tlian iur. Tliey kft saore hail stMt dV-ad In like Amrrhwn reiHiM and In o Man's lnd. Itie Mound were dragged back ami tlie nurolM'r 1 MiiknoMn. ... (William I'hllltiw Kinims.) Al'ltll. tS Itritl-h roreed a.1- aiMl S "hi anls on a tlouaud srd fnit MMilh or Atrlur Wood MotMlar niglil iMisliing tlie mww lowaril tlM' AiMtv rier. Avtkluv Wood I two aetlc not-tli ' of Alla-rt. HUN LOSSES and Ostend Similar entrance to Zeebrugge," Sir the admiralty declared m the The French cooperated. m " TheTO Is every reswtosj to brlleve) tile) Rnucm carnal Im btorfced. Onr caottal Ik srm hravy. nrltiKli sailors forai ing MormlsK parti? fought along; shin Im Zeehrnggn mole during the rakl, while the block shtm entered the har bor and accomplished titeir objective. An old submarine filled with explo stvea was blown bp alongnhle tho mole. , . ' WASHIVGTOKT KfcATEO. t WASHINGTON. April 2:1. Tho Os tend and Zeebrugge raids are balled her& as marking a trend toward an aggrewive rather than m defenalye na val poliey by the ailiea. Army and navy men who hawe long preached such policy claim they "started something." ' Hloeking the ehannel with cement ships hampers temporarily at least the ire submarine movements. If enough. ships could be sunk around the baaea other naval vessels could stand off and by occasional nhota prevent tiie Germans blaxtmgi the obetruetionHv It is believed. nOVEIt, April 23. Several bodies and a number of wounded from the naval engagement liave been landed here. SENIORS GET FISH FOR V.S.S. RECORD The freshman class went over the top tlus afternoon in the sale of stamps, their total reaching (54). The class will be given a half holiday to morrow. In less than one day after the great thrift stamp drive had started, to make up the high school's quota, tha senior class which has the least num ber of students of any class in school, had gone over the top. selling t50t.65 worth of stamps, for which they ara entitled to a half holiday this after-v noon. They will celebrate their vic tory over the other students by hav ing a picnic. Yesterday Principal Drill stated that the class selling f 50 worth ot stamps would be entitled to a bait holiday as a reward for their work. The seniors got busy at once, and did not atop their sales until 10:09 o'clock this. morning when It was an nounced that they had come out ahead of the other classes. This class Is ahead In almost every form of activity in school despite Its sara. according to Principal Drill." At 10:30 the sophomores had to taled 1259.75; freshmen. 24(.15: and the juniors S19&.1S, making a to tal for all the classes of $S0.70 In one day. No doubt they will all have picnic this week as there Is great rivalry among them to see which class will be the nexr to go "over ths fop." GIRL MURDER. PUNT FOUND IN MICHIGAN KWimMt suh-ided In his cell.' He I if till an Irun bed ami dnipjKt! It on lila Im-(I, ctu-4iing akulL ltOVAU OAK. Mch. April Jl A murder plant where ulrls were enticed and itlt.it Kb tred wan uncovered here KMlay whn Helmut h tk-hmidt vn arreated un the MUMplclon that h t un Mti-n eneuiy. The plant included a crriimtiirlmii wh-r bodim of ths vtciftns Wtrt OLsposfd of, iha pollco think. Kchmldt worked for th Ford plant under at aKtimd nam. Hh adniltttd he burned tha body of AtigUMta Kteintmrh m New York houawmald ho nit Ming m ymmt after Hnfr!n4 ntarrlnii ad, but ti nny vhe killed herelf by tMhlnii p "in. Flyer Killed on Loop; Holding Strap Breaks M KMFHlrt. Aprtl JJ It. W. Pstter -oil, aviHtor. in ktUrd I'mI' when fell th'iUHii'1 f-f . Tht hold in ntrai tt hi stirpUti broke whit h wu lupine th loop.