East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, December 14, 1915, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 1

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Forecast for pastern nrci;tn h ii
lulled Stalei W rat her observer
t Portland.
Tbe East Oregonlsn has tbe largest pld
i l-culitlon of suy piper In Oregon, Mt or
i urtland and over twice the circulation In
leudleton of nf otber newspaper.
NO. 8678
VOL. 27.
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Officials are Prepared to Take Care
of the Largest Business in the
History of Local Office.
i p u Dale There Ha Been In
. mw or :i per Dent orw suii
of lJist Your in TIujk Tinm floM"
maeter Tweedy Gives urnrnwit iu
RcgMdlm sending lnickagv.
Preparation for the handling ol
the largest holiday business in the
history ot the Pendleton postofflca
hay now been completed by Poet,
master Tweedy Prom all Indication
this Christmas will establish a rec
ord, for at this date the itamp sale
are over 30 per cent ahead of the
mi me dnle for the month of Decem
ber last year. Another good feature
for this year la the new Insurance
rate on panels valued up to la. Thi
i. He has now been reduced to three
cents and It l suggested that patrons
Insure their parcels which will gual
antee safe delivery. It Is also re
quested that patrons who have two
or more parcels to Insure, call at tho
postofflee at once and receive the
blank Insurance tags, which must bo
I Hied out by the sender, and then
thev i an fill them out at home and
attach them to their parcels. This
v stem will relieve the sender from
UndinC In the postofflee lobby for
ny length of time, and will also re
lieve the congestion at the parcel
post windows. A few other sugges
tions given by Postmaster Tweedy
nre as follows:
He sure and prepay postage fully
on all parcels.
Address parcels fully and plainly
and if sent to a large city be sure to
place the street and house number
on the parcel.
II vou write the address on an at
tached shipping tag, be sure that you
alBo place the name and address 00
the parcel, a tag can be easily torn
off In transit and your parcel will oe
Always place your name and ad
drccf on the parcel and If it Is not
.iejiv. red it will be returned to you.
Panels without your return card up
on them are unmallable.
Puck your articles carefully and '
be sure to rap and tie them securely
with heavy twine. If two or moio;
parcels In the same sack should MOM
ion it would be Impossible to tell
In whii h parcel the .different articles:
.Mall your parcels now for they may
l.e marked "DO not open until
Christmas" and may contain Christ
mas greetings with the name of the
... v.' r on the Inside of the package.
Do not seal your parcels for thai
them first class and will is
gi-d at the rate of 2 M
e. If you use itlckera
m stamps do not place t
Olds of the packages oi
annus cross lor this ma
ir Bed
em ou
ie." the
parcel scaled.
Always Insure valuable pari els.
If you are obliged to send "ooli
te ie nee present" and the time Is very
sijort lie sure to place special de
icer, stamp on the parcel ami It wll:
i , delivered immediately upon its ar
rival at its destination.
Patron will greatly lessen Ihe la
bors of the clerks If they will MPal
art the long and short letters ami
ra t the letters so the stamps will be
In the same corners. This applies
only m those who mall large qitani-
s of letters at one time.
Willi the cooperation of the public
and the extra force In the office it
will be possible to dispatch all par
cels as they are mailed, and urr.inge
inents will also be made lo deliver all
parcel arriving In the office, before
the end of Christmas day.
Telephone Merger
Involves Million
Dollars Capital
-AN FUANCI8CH, Dec. 14 i ll
COmpltta negotiations by the end ol
this week or early next, and then will
be glnd to divulge Information. Pub
licity now would be premature end
embarrass m nt mv dealings."
W M. Winter of Hood Blver. ore
Hon. a telephone official thus dlspo-ed
tod a) of questions regarding details
of the proposed merger of 2!i tele
Phone companies' In Oregon. Wash
ington and British Columbia, Involv
ing a million dollars capital. WtnMt
Is here financing the proposition.
Plans for Opening
Community House
Will be Discussed
i l l. CLUB WHICH Ws
sl CUSS last YEAR,
Plans for the opening of u com
munity house, similar to the Coffeo
Club of last year, will lie discussed
next Monday evening at a meeting of I
committees from all organisations In-
terested The . Associated Charities, i
which l taking the lead In the move,
has called the meeting for that ev-
enlng at 7 o'clock at the city hall.
The Associated Charities is asking
all of the churches, the Civic Club,
Commercial association, W. C. T. II.,
and other organizations of the city tr.
have committees In attendance an I
hopes to formulate plans' which will
make It possible to open soon after
the first of the year a club where
light, heat, shelter, companionship
and other conveniences may be hal
by the man without a home
(Bf carl V. Ackerman, I'nited Press
Staff Correspondent. I
HEHLIN, via Amsterdam, Dec U.
liovernment ownership of railroads
Is a vital step In the military pre
paredness program ol any nation, In-
eluding Ihe United States. Minister of The weather Is the coldest of the win- i
Hailroads von Brattenbach. who dl-jler and scores are homeless, walking
reels the largest pari of Germany's' the streets to keep warm. The cause
gigantic network of rallwavs told! of the fire is unknown.
tne I'nited Press todav I Hazel liulger. a telephone operator
' Without misjudging the efflclen- summoned aid from other towns. Shej
of well administered nrlvatelv I
administered privately s
owned lines." said von Hreltenbach. ' I
referring to raiway organization In
the United States, the efficiency of
government lines Is greater.
"It Is conceivable that private own
ers should enlarge Iheir stocks of lo
comotives and css so as to lie abta
to meet any requirements of conges-
lion. Slate railways, on the other:
hand, try to prepare for such trsf- j
flc. This makes their position strong
and Snablel them to realize the de
mands both of war and peace ttaf
AC." Von ilrelten'oai h is personally re
sponsible to the kaiser far the admin
istration of the railroads during the'
war. He estimated today that thel
new lines acquired and built In con-
quered territory now form at least 1
It in r cent of the whole German rail-!
wa system. And It was his handling!
of this great iron spider web. i
stretching Into Russia. France and
Belgium, that led some critics to re-!
mark that "General Kailroad has won
more battles and campaigns In this
war than any; other general." Hi
bad just finished describing the great
railway Improvements recently un
dertaken In Germany.
"Would It have been possible to
have realized the demands made up
on Germany's railways during the
war If they had been privately own
ed " he was asked
"Well In the war of 1870 the rail
ways were not united and were
chiefly private." he answered, "but
that war was fought on one front.
"I may say without offending their
owners that private lines of railroads
are administered In the Interests of
storkholder.s. who are not Inclined to
make the Investments I have liked
because no returns ore guaranteed. 1
think there Is no doubt but that a
stale railway like the Prussian with
a uniformly strong organization,
meets the requirements of war an I
peace better tluin a privately owned
"The fact that we have govern
ment owned railroads Is due to Bis
marck. He conceived that Idea not
as a preparation for war. but to pro
mote our economic life, to bring ottr
traffic policies' In accordance with
our economic policies; Thirty-five
yean ago the Idea mel with great op
position. Today It has not an oppo
nent In the relchslng."
The mileage of Germany's railways
changel dally U new lines are built
Into conquered territory. Thai
means new details to be looked after
Altogether Minister von Hreltenbach
indicated today that It Is no easy Job
to administer the German railways.
"During mobilization, the whole
peace timetables are useless," h,e
mid. "The military timetable ls pf'
fectlve then: the traffic managers are
entrusted with various duties und.-r
my control.
"ijulte naturally the difficulties of
management are especially serious
during the heavy spring and autumn
traffic Then, too, all these dlfflcul
tiea must be overcome with greater
effectiveness in times of War than In
times of peace, especially when mill
larv orders call for the transportation
of large bodies of troops, are sudden
ly given out."
(Continued on page fire.)
Wisconsin Town's Business District
is Wiped Out Cold is Intense i
and Hundreds Suffering.
C ause ol lire I Myslcri upward :
Adds lo Horrors of Eastern W inter
and Big Cities re Storm-Hound
Ml Inches of Snow in Western Mas
sachusetts. I INTEKN CITIES IN
t.ltJP Of Bid STORM
NEW yoltK, Dec. 14. New
York and the east coast are
snowbound. Wire are Inter
rupted and trains stalled. The
weather bureau predlclB gales
and colder weather. Twenty
were Injured at Otlsvlllc. New
York by a train plowing
through I crowd crossing the
tracks. Forty thousand men
are clearing the streets here
Many accidents have occurred
and heavy damage has been In
flicted. z
MnveniN wis iw 14
I business 'section of Neccedah and I
u.n.A .ui.v
.-aid she would St ok to the switch-
at-rt onlll tho laiilrtlnu- was afire At
that hour the flames were Hearing the
building. The fire Is unchecked.
BOSTON, Dee. 14 Thirty inches
of snow have fallen in the Berkshire
hills in 1M hours. Traffic is blocked
and the srorm is still raging. It is the
worst since 1888.
June 7 is the Date
Fixed for Holding
G.O. P. Convention
was chosen a.s the convention iit
the republicans this afternoon.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 The re-1
publican national convention Willi
be held June 7. the week before!
,1... t I, Th,, Onto v.u flvnH 1
by a vote of 3" to 13, the minorly
favoring June 27 on account of tho
Maine and South Dakota primaries
being scheduled after Jjne 7. Chi
trtgo claims to have a majority ot
votes pledged as he convention city.
It is expected San Francisco will re
ceive a large complimentary vote o i
the ''ret ballot. The ccrmlttee rat
Iflet'. the reduction of 3fi In the
southern reprei'tntatlon.
Cheyenne Chief of
Police Doubts He
Has the Murderer
CHEYENNE. W'yo Dec. 14. Chief
of Police Emhry said today he did
i not believe the man giving the naive
' of William F. Sntlth Is George Bar
tholomew, named In Portland In
connection with the murder of John!
tiiuett He Is sending Smith's pho
! tograph to Portlan 1.
Wheat Goes Upward
Today in Chicago
' CHICAGO. Dec 14 tSpeclal 1- I
I Wheat quotations today. Dec. 11.11 1
: 7-8-11.15 1-4: May, 1. 17-11.17 1-J:
Jttl $1." 1-2-11.09 7-S
l'KRTLAND. Ore.. Dec 14 tSpc-
elal.i Merchants' Exchange pries
today, club 92 bid. 94 asked"; blue-!
stem. 9 bid, 99 asked.
Spot No. t Manitoba, 12s
3d: No
hard w
I l'.'s: No. I. lis lid: No.
ter. new. Us 9d.
In American terms the top prlc.
for Liverpool Is Jl 78 per bushel.
Indictments Directly Charge Thtf
Baron von Brincken Sent Mail
Matter Urging Destruction.
l""l,' ""' M- Cornell Jointly
Hum mi man 1 Inearthed to
Destroy Munition Plants and (li
fers of Money Made for Work
Letters Written Parti) In Code.
SAN FltANCISCo, Dec. 14. Di
rect charges that Karon Von Brlnck
en, C. C. Crowley and Mrs. Margaret
Cornell, sent mall matter Intended
to Incite Louts J. Smith at Detroit to
burn the Aetna Chemical companv
plant at Aetna, HI., and the Aetna
Explosive plant at Ishpeming, Mich
igan, are made In tne Indictments re
turned by the federal grand jury. Ad
ditional charges alleged the trio sen:
mall Intended to "incite arson. mir
der and assassination."
The trio were formally arrested to
first indictment recited that )
i 'n
Vugust 3 the defendants wrote
Smith on stationerv of the hole! I
where Crowley live I The letter was' Von Brincken. attache of the Ger
partly coded. It said. "Enclosed lii.c j man consulate at San Francisco, has
clipping. I am sure they here tbe- been indicted for alleged participa
lieved to refer to the Herman consu-l'lon In munition plots In this country,
late i would give Jluo for each, and Advices today state the indictment
newspaper clippings and dispatches j
to show. What do you think' Ish-
leining. .Micnigan mu ouisioe uarr.
Ind. Let me heat Horn you. Nothing
else new."
The enclosed c.pping was a Hare,
Indiana, dispatch telling of the ln-
creased wages at the Aetna companj
I 1111. iue imsnuuu "J"i
clippings to noW. IS field
show. ' Is held to mean
that Smith was to do ihe burning Job
and get "five hundred." when he
proved it by dispatches.
The other Indictment de lares
Crowley paid Smith 1250 and ex
penses to get Information concerning
cargoes and the time of sailing of the
vessels Tal Thybius and Hazel Dollar
at Seattle, lntendfd to carry muni
tions to Russia. It was alleged v. in
Hrieken paid Smith $VI
August j
1 as past compensation. Another
count flhged a letter was sent Smith
to Incite him to burn the Herculei ,
powder plant at Pinole. California
Bulgarians ami French engage ill
battle which may he decisive In the
iialkan campaign.
sentiment of army men favors com-
ptthar) plan of Chamlieiiain.
rHn, officers will enforce mi-
gratory bird gMsal law-.
Postmaster Tweedy gives direction
for mailing pnrkaao
Drunken Indian finds bed at foot
of sleeping women.
Many "Come Backs" in Congress
Among the prominent men who
have "broken baok" into the legisla
tive body after an absence are "l'n
cle Joe" Cannon, of Danville. Illi
nois, ahd Nicht las Longwoi th of Cin
cinnati, Ohio.
"I'ncle Joe" for 38 years a mem
J j,
Attache is In e t
says letters were found connecting:
him directly with plots to blow up;
munition plants.
Friday night of thus week will see
the official beginning of the basket
ball season for the high school girls
when they will meet the Weston high
quintet on the local floor.
Although this Is the first game oil
th(1 seasorli jt ig expected to be a fast
,nte8t xhe Weston team has been
playing for some time and the town ;
has always been noted for her well j
developed teams. The team is large
but they play a fast and good defen
1 sive game.
The local team has but one of last
year's letter members out for the in
dour game this year, and that is the
fast little forward, Alta ilentzer. A
great deal toward winning Friday'3
nam,- will oepenu upon ner oasKei
shooting ability
The other members i
of the team are small but
for this reason the game is
fast and
to be hotly contested
Coach Livingston believes
the bes'. material to pick
he has I
team I
from that the high school has ever;
produced and is quite confident of
nutting winning team through the.
coming season.
ber of congress end for eight yean
speaker of that body, naturally headi
the list of "come hacks '" He w.c
defeated in 191:'. but was elected las
l.ongworth also went down to de
feat In the landslide of 1912. but wasjas to the constitutionality ot the
able to secure the election last year. law. The case was presented to thej
Bulgars are Also Reported to be Five Miles
Within the Grecian Border-Decisive Battle
Apparently Has Begun Between Allies and
the Teutonic Alliance-French Troops Strong
ly Entrenched on Greek Soil-Artillery Duel
ATHENS, Dec. 14. An artillery battle is raging on the Ser
bian frontier. Bulgarian shells are falling in Greek territory.
There is no damage. Unconfirmed Saloniki reports say the
Bulgars are five miles within the Grecian border. The main
Anglo-French force is entrenched on Greek soil. The Teutonic
pursuit has apparently halted pending a conference though the
artillery is active. The allied wounded are pouring into Saloniki.
ATHENS, Dec 14. The newspa
pers announced today that Greece
will demobilize 50 per cent of hel
troops under an agreement with th
entente allies. This provides a clear
path to Salonika for the retreating
Say vi lb- i -
Dec. 14. (Wireless via i dlcates the fast was delayed In trans
Pursuing the French ! mission.
Senfimenr of Army Officers
Favors Plan of Chamberlain
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. Admln-tmit popular discussion. In that con
istratlon leaders are closely watching ! nectlon It was pointed such a plan
,, , ... j may lie necessary If a citizen army
national opinion regarding Cham- .
becomes a fact inasmuch as the war
berlaln's proposal to raise a citizen departm(,t recently estimated the
I army by compulsory' service. in country can not recruit more than
j many quarters the bill is termed 1 40,0(10 volunteers While Chamber
1 "untimely" and 'impolitic." Cham-; lain is unlikely to force the measure
berlain himself Aolda the nUuv view tua. roll call 1 plans to bring it be
to a certain extent, but the sentiment fore the military commission
of army officers for such a plan led ' which he is chairman and later ti
him to propose the measure to per-'take it to the floor for discusalon.
Henry liodanski. champion heavy
weight of the Pacific coast fleet o;
the I'nited States navy, arrived today
to visit his brother, Ben Bodanskl.
who is employed at the Hutel Pen
dleton. Bodanski is a Z2o pounder and six
feet one inch In height. He has as-,
pirations of some day breaking Into
the game In earnest and meeting men)
like Jess W illard and others In thej
heavyweight class. He claims title j
of champion in the navy from Brem-
erton to San Diego and so far he
defeated every
man who lias stood
against him
Bodanskl is a sailor aboard the C
S. 8. Colorado. He is enjoying a 2
days' leave of absence, during w hith
time he will spend a few day.' with
I his brother here and then go on to
Portland and Spokane. His brother
i ls trying to arrange an exhibition
match dining his stay in Pendleton.
liodanski saw some active service or.
the west coast of Mexico during the
where marines were landed to protect
l.foreigners. I
Migratory Bird Laws to be
Strictly Enforced in State
The federal migratory bird law Is to
j be strictly enforced in Oregon, slate
I laws to the contrary notwithstanding
This announcement was made this
; morning by K. s. Cattron. district In
; spector under this law.
Cattron Is here, investigating el-;
leged violations of the federal law In
local shooters There has beet.
, much misunderstanding locall hi
; reason of the discrepancies existing
i between the state and federal regu
i latlons and because the constitution
j ality of the migratory bird measure
I has lieen ntt.it ked and is now pend
' ing before the I S. supreme cotut
"I regret vry much thai the un -t
gon laws uo not contorm to the gov ernment
regulations." said Mr. Cut-!
j iron this SJloralng, ubkll you under-J
stand that federal laws always take
i precedence over state laws when the
two conflict. We must, therefore,
insist upon observance of federal reg
ulations. I "We are gathering all the evident
jobtslnablc in eveo alleged violation
l lot the law and ,.! filing it with the
tlcpartmcni of Justice Prosecutor,
j however, are being held In abeyance,
pending the rendering of a decla'on
down the Vardar valley, the Bulgar
ians cut off one group, slaughtering
many, according to a Sofia official
statement. Among tbe prisoners ta
ken was a French battalion com
mander. The pursuit continues. Tho
statement failed to mention the Bul
garian occupation of Lake Dolran
and Gtevgell. This It Is believed, In-
The Huildoggers got the margin on
two out of three bowling uanies with
the Forty Niners in the tournament
match last evening, taking the first
and third. In the final game they
made over 1000 pins. Hoover waif
the bright star of the evening, mak
ing high individual score of 242 and
high total score. S90. an average of
230 per game. Hays of the Bulldog-
U- ': a strong game.
1 as follows:
Gujil 198 194 179 571
Slusher 159 17 177 50S
Stephens 171 211 214 591
Hays U 174 228 3
Hoover 23 212 142
97 58 1010 2995
Forty Mner
Book 1 211 192 i9
Mitchell 198 230 177 4)05
Butt 1(9 170 1(9 50
Harnett 18( 191 219 IU
Hanavan 1(4 174 181 5-'4
883 98 978 2804
lT. S. supreme court iVtober 18 ,nd
while It Is possible a decision will be
handed down about the time of he
Christmas recess It m.iv not he kaft !
ed down before spring. Tn (I afore all
those who ar interested might i"t
as well make up til- ir minds to await
the decision with patience, "f n"r
thing thev can rest assured an thai
la that It a favorable decision is ren
dered ill violators against whom It
is ptissiide to est are ttlnottce eitnet
tin or later will be pr led In
the federal I otirt" Sitl." v.- M -
three years after an off ease is com
mitted tn wht'h te file -on are WIM
the law sun .- it (rent into effect
"The strength of I nation Ilea in
its observance of the laws of the MM
Hon and sportsmen, above .ill ..th.-n,
should not set the had .tiiinph' ot
acting In defiance of a Ian "
The two prowl lease of the l w
Hhlrh are of Inli rrsI I... all net
tth h differ Iroin th- stale teg'ils
Hons are those making a dsit) etmxi
period from sonnet to sunrise and the
one closing the season on ntMhB ''
geeee January 15 In all oth'r i
spects the state and federal regula
tions are Identical.