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DAILY EVENING EDITION
Nuhiti-.r ill copies printed of yeatrrdav'a
ini paper la a member ant audited
b the Audit Bureau of Olnulatlona.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
I -HFTa Wl rrt6fTat&
DAILY EVENING EDITION
1 h East ri'k'-ni in U Eastern Ors
inn' greatest nwippr and mm m
milling fore fives to the advertiser
over twice tha k u r.i n f paid circu
lation In Pendh and t'matllla coun
ty or any othT nfwapipvr.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PEfxDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1919.
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MINERS ACCEPT PP PENT WILSON'S PROPOSAL FOR ENDING OF COAL STRIKE
WOOD SUPrY VANISHES; MERCURY 11 ABOVE
MOST FAR REACHING INDUSTRIAL
STRUGGLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
IS BROUGHT TO END BY DECISION
3 - k
URGENT WIRES ASK RELEASE
OF COAL AS 14-INCH SNOW
BLANKET FALLS OVER CITY
ICY WAVE SWEEPING EAST ROCKIES
SPREADS OVER PACIFIC NORTHWEST;
TRAINS STALLED; DISCOMFORT KEEN
Real Suffering From Fuel Fam- Temperature is 12 Above With
me rei unknown Mere, out steadv Fall of Flakes-
Outlook is Alarming Unless
Relief is Forthcoming
300 CORDS OF WOOD AT
Forms Along Banks of River
and Over Millraces.
TRAINS ARE DELAYED
FROM EVERY DIRECTION
Every Industrial Plant Using Entire Country Feels Effects of
Electrical Power Today Re- Winter: Resilient nf ut
ceives uraers 10 tease uon- i
sumption; Mills Close.
End See Hope of Plenty o?
Water in Coming Season.
No one In Pemlleton I
ferlng totluy from the shortage of
fuel but they will he unless Immadlatl
relief in forthcoming, acoordlni to Jt.
K. Chloupek. of Smythc-I.nnergan
t'ompnny. Tho enllre supply of wood
In Pemlleton would be cxhuuatc.l by
tomorrow night If delivery could b"
made on the orders now hehl by the
fuel concerns having wood.
t'rgent wires were dispatched yes
tenluy to the regional fuel .life, tor !
Mayor John U Vnuglian. uskiiu; th
release of two rinioails of coal whirh
have been hehl In the loenl yards for
several days. One of these In con
sinned to the Van I'etton Lumber
I'ompnny and another to Walla Walla.
There are three cura of coal in ull in
the yardH here.
Meat iiam Wood I liaxallahle.
Three hundred cords of wood al
Meat-hum, which was owned ly the
Hmythe-lxinerKan rompuny cannot le
touched because It Is sold under con- 1
truct to lime factory In the Wil
lamette vitlley. The only way In I
whl"li this inn be made available for '
local use la by commandeering order ,
from the regional fuel director.
Two carloads of yellow pine were
received from Meachnlu yesteiilay by
the Oregon 1. umber Yard and quickly '
disposed of to fill advance orders. The
20 tons of eoul turned ovi r lo the
8mytlie-l.onergan Company by the
school district for distribution, was
Deeper than any snow experienced
, in I'endleton since 13IH Is the snow
Which has reached a depth of 1
Inches In the city, and which Is be.
, Ing constantly Increased by the steadv
Ml nf ihe flakes. The weather, which
show a maximum of It degrees above
iero and a minimum of six above Is
Mlghliy warmer than that of yesler
dav. The air Is still, as no wind Is
blowing, and the p'-wderv snow con-
j ALAS FOR THE 12
O'CLOCK MAN; THIS IS
A 9 O'CLOCK TOWN
J Abu f"r the 2 o'clock mun, for
f Ptndteton i:; indeed a nine o'clock
II :owii. I,i hi night the devotecn of
II ?ard and pool gathered op the
l pasteboards and put away the cues ;
J. at the Bound of curfew in local
! pool hn Mm, and cits a r stores. Home
i of the boyi went home to finish
j! the card game, hut the majority
jl decided to wait till tomorrow.
And t he out-all -nighter who is
) MMruetomed to getting a little Knack
, ?i t some restaurant before retiring. ;
wandered home f 1 made a sand
fwiih. thankful that the sidewalks
II weren't taken In.
In Keneitil, the public aecepts the
j coal -saving mean ure with good
I grace hut nevertheless will he will
ing to stay up a little later when
I the old regime returns again.
Vocational AdNer I lien.
U. (I. White, of the federal hoard
of vocational education. In here today
to confer with all soldiers who have
disability discharges. He will remain
POUtI-and. Dec 1 0. Railroad traffic of tho pacific northwest is today
practically paralyzed with the exception of the Portland-Seattle route, due
to the htorm. Trains from the east are nearly all a day late, and the where
abouts of some are unknown.
Passengers from California are being hMd in various Oregon cities,
Southern Pacific Officiate fearing the stalling of tralnW in snowdrit.
Portland Cmtm Stalled.
Streetcar traffic here is practically
fat a standstill. Snow during the night
i blocked the lines. All snowplows are
ff Ihe track, leaving the rails in an
Iteinpt to buck the not.
Discussion Extended Through Morning of Second Day's Meet
ing; Quick Decisions in Favor of Adopting Suggestions
Were Forecast by Leaders Before Adjournment at Noon.
REFUGEE IN LONE SHACK
HAS BOTH FEET FROZEN
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 10. The most far reaching indus
trial struggle in American history ended this afternoon when
the chief of the miners accepted President Wilson's proposal
for ending of the coal strike.
Jnhn Mnrphy, MaTed "
hospital here with both
frozen. He was found yi
PIPE THAWING RESULTS
IN BLAZE AND ACCIDENT
I'lilliium Situation Acute
1TI.I..MAN, Wash.. Dec. 10. Witb
6, Is in the almost loo families without fuel and
feet badly j Washington State ColleKe down to Its
sterday aft- last ton, this city is toduy conslder-
ernoon in a deserted ahnck three ln drastic relief measures. A com
mlies southeast of Echo, sufferinw mlttee of business men surveying; the
from exposure, and was taken to fuel supply in the city with the view I
Kcho. where anow packs were put on'"' apportioning: the supply among) Frozen water pipes and
' ,, ."- , 'ok oii. . " . , ' , evils were the inspiration tcslay for
William Heath of K, ho. brought f-event -five members of the Amer- some fat nerl. -oniH- from Kire rhie(
the man to the hospital on No. IS last ban Tost offered their services to the;w. K. itingold. A few KUKirestions
venitiR and the county physician, city to cut and haul wood from the , from the chief follow:
who is attending him holds out mountains. This offer has been j Hon't try to thaw out pipes with an
slight hopes that the feet may be matched by the chamber Of commerce open flame. Call a plumber,
saved. They were both badly frozen, "hlch will volunteer one business Don't throw hot ashes out of doors
Murphy Is thought to be a tramp man for every legioner. They may rest against the side of the. tod
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enough to serve only half the demands ,. , ....epbone office Is experiencing
nn unusually large number of calls.
S"M itly Ilea undr'lrted In the streets, '' 'ring t' np rrow and ex-service ntr,
It Is packing under the footfall, how- arp asked to call the the Red Cross
ever. The suowrlakes are larger and n,f'''c In the federal building, to con-
heavier than those which fell yester- f,'r wbb Mr- 'hlie. Sveral appli-
day. cants from this county and other parts
The I'matllla river Is flowing slug- Kasteru urcg, n conferred with .Mr.
'wlshlv between cakes of Ice and the White today.
strenm Is froaen along the banks. The ' i :
mill race is also nartlallv frozen ovee
Trains Mu.b x-aed
The first train t.i arrive In fenille
ton todav was No. 4, east hound.
Kcrcduled to arrive here at 1:20 a. m.
I reached the Matron at 6 30 a. m.
No. li and ffo, 1,. weal l.ouua. due
here at .', ) a m, ood ll:!.', a. m .
respect Ively. have been nnniilled. but
a substitute for Xo. it. made up on
the Oregon Short Ull, is due in I'en
dleton nl 3::in p. rn. No. li east hound,
ftom Portland; scheduled to arrive
here at 7:20 this morning did not ar
rive until 3 o'clock.
Telephone anil telegraph wires hnve
and said that he came from data- College AttlvitJon Cut.
kanie, on the lower Columbia. He AH student meetings in the college
was seen on the night before the have been cancelled and the varsity
Acceptance Was Expected.
I INTJIANAPOLIS. Dec. 10. The sec
Jond day 's conference of leaders of tho
United Mine Workers, considering the
J president's proposal for ending tho
icoa! strike opened this morning.
j Quick decisions in finer of adopting
the proposals were forecast by sev-
attendant ltral 'eaders as they entered the hall.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 10. After a
two hours' debate the chiefs' of tha
coal miners adjourned for lunch with
out reaching agreement on Wilson's
proposal to end the strike.
'we will probably reach agreement
Acting President Iewis said
snow spending the night beside a
bonfire near the railroad track and
took refuge in the old house when the
snow began falling.
ball scheduled for December 1.1
been indefinitely postponed.
house and set fire lo it. as he left the meeting
Don't take your electric light or The miners reassembled at 150 to
iron to bed with you. Cloth will Ignite continue their Iin -ussinn.-t wh.h i.ri
SOME SIDELIGHTS ON THE STORM
ltrc4tk Indication Socit.
CHICAGO Dec. 10. Indications
that the cold wao covering the mid
the west is breaking; are received to
day. White River. Oni... reported a tem
l'rature of 44 below. Havre. Mont
unci !virton. X. IX. .livififd honors . .i
Fred rVn-rnn. . omf :iu-nc:dt, i
iturcm. xiB (u came to IVndlcton to
escape the t.now in Montana. I-ook-1ns
out the window of hia offir in the
federal liti i Id in? this morninK". A Kent
Pennion renin rked that the weather
wus typical of Montana and that all
hi mi: xcd w is i he sl'ht of a Know
m thin side of the Canadian line xrith
Work un Hi.- I.Iks hiiHrftnty ur.r.ri 28 hel
has from their heat.
Ion t take any chances with fire; it
(is difficult for the department to make
:quick response In the deep now.
.irs. iae. or 4ii I'erkinH avenue,
fell downstairs and dislocated her
shoulder at 3 o'clock thi morninK
when her mother, Mrs. H. M. Hum
phrey, told her that a fire had caught
in the basement. Mrs. Humphrey, ac
cording to report of the fire chief had
M pe by
to acceptance of the proposal.
I i. o- 11 yesterday and will not bo re
Slimed until the weather breaks.
Itrick layers con hi lay just half as
much brick during the cold snap as
could be In yed in normal weather, so
tho contractors deemed It advisable
(Continued on page 5.)
burn i air lit wsn:t i ,. f j u ml l . . . i i .... . . i
rejiorted the cofoest Leeemner Huniphre
for it. No coal wiu IknucmI lo atione
not entirely without furl.
Even If the coal strike were settled
today ft would be four weeks before
anywhere nenr normal conditions
could be resumed, one dealer wild to
day. The only hope would be in the
diversion of coal already In various
concentration Npots to use bei e and
The Ci-W. It. A N. railroad is re
ported to have between '2b and 10 car
loads of coal at Ithth and a supply
This, say officials. Is due to the fact
that tho i old weather keeps people at
home and that business and pleasure
calls are made over the telephone.
The snow, say farmers, has elimin
ated all past urea and all stock must
now be broutrht In and fd with hay.
There Is as yet no serious hay short
are. thny report. Remuse Cmatllla
OOUnty lies in the winter wheat belt. 1
t he simw is welcomed by t he wheat
BRITISH AVIATOR COMPLETES
0 NDON TO AUSTRALIA TRIP
sufiirlcnt for 30 days operation at its Kr"'ers.
LONpOX, Her. lit. Captain Smith. British aviator, today completed the
first flight from London to Australia, according to a messao received here.
Smith landed at 1'ort Parwin. in the northern territory of South Austral
it, according to the message. "All's well." Smith said.
vvi ii t her in history.
CHICAGO, Dec. A o dd wave is
sweeping the east Rockies causing
widespread discomfort through tho
M'ddlewest. Reports from the West
show that there 1? actual suffering in
many places -where the cold blMtf
found fuel supplies exhausted.
A cold wave is sweeping the Ka't
and South, sending the temperature
to ;,ero as far south as the Texas panhandle.
I Temperatures of rt below and lower
are reported from the Onkotas. Ne
braska. Missouri. Colorado Wyonifng.
Idaho, t iregon and. Montana.
basement. W. I).
who resides next door, was
called and put out the blaze.
An overheated flue at the home of
13. I,. Iturroughe, at Washington and
jefferson streets, caused tho depart
ment to respond shortly after mid
light. The fire was extinguished
rVithout .appreciable loss.
Han Is Strict
CHICAGO, Iec. 10. With mercu:
are regretting how-
(Continued on page 6.)
various division points. Tin Oregon
Short Line, however, Is down to 7 or
X days supply and Its needs probabl
would hnve to be filled before tha
railroad here coufd divert any fuel to "i
Kvcry industrial plant in Pendl
ton using electrical power recei ed
orders today to cease using cither coal
or electricity for operating. The order
Is virtually a closing edict for all the
flour, lumber and woolen mills in the
In keeping with the order, tho I'en
dleton Woolen Mills. Oregon Lumber
Yard, Itnrrottghs planing mill, a nd
other plants wero obliged to (lose
their doors today. Any which oan
operate with Wiih't power may con
tinue to keep open. Th" order clos
ing plants Is Ihe result of the freezing
of water generating power at the Wal
la Walla mill Tt Pp6l Isli plant of the
Paolfle l'ower & Light Company.
These plants :iro now being operated
hy fuel, of which they have only an
No street, lights, electric signs nor
WlndOW display lights In stores shall
be burning between 4 and 6 o'clock
e;ieh afternoon, according to tho or
der. This will affect nil business con
cerns In the city and mufti be rtflrfd
ever, that the mow fell upon froxen
ground as this will cause I rr"at run
Off when the thaw comes. Ilecause of ;
the small amount of vnow last year.
wheat prop was grown largely on
reserve moisture, and the moisture
fmm the present snow is needed for
this year s crop.
Snow ;immI Vol Kamtc
. The deep snow will be excellent for j
range conditions, says W. W. Cryder. I
t'ma t ilia N'at tonal Forest supervisor.
It will also in a measure, sa feguard 1
the forest from fires next summer 1
' no of the chief reasons for last sum- I
mer's serious forest fires, say forestry
Officials' was t h" small amount t
snow Which fell during the proceed
ing winter, thus causing extreme
Another benefit expected rTOttl the
IDIOW Is the Increase In the size of riv
ers and other streims. Insuring phnt
of water for irrigation, bttsl year the
west end of the county suffered from
lack of water because of the flight I
snmv fall In mix.
The snow storm and cold weather)
are general throughout the con nty
Cklah has 16 inches of. snow, with 111 j
theromcter many degrees below xero. ,
At Weston the weather is similar to
that In this oJtV. Stu-e drivers sa ,
thai white the Weston-Pendleton road j
Is hard to find and the traffic slow,
THE PUBLIC MUST BE SUPPLIED
HAY PRICE HIGH BUT
SUPPLY IS ADEQUATE1
I. W. IV. CARD EVIDENCE
OF CRIME, SAYS JUDGE
HI'oKA.VE. Deo. 10. Judge 1'cb
sirr today signed a temporary Injunr
tlon aguinat the I. W.W.. legally bar
ring all members from continuing as
adherents of the organization and for
bidding the existence of the organiza
tion in this country. Any man found
to be a member hereafter will be ar
rested and prosecuted.
The temporary restraining; order
was signed on the theory that the t.
W. W. in an anarchistic organization
rlesigned to overthrow the govern
ment and bring about a condition of
lawlessness and violence wherein elth-
Ilfe nor property would be safe.
ly enforced, owing to Ihe fad thai tho machines ran make the trip bVI rottat I
peak load on Ihe power lines conieH (ravel almost entirely in low (tear. Tlie
between those hours.
PHEASANTS WILL DIE IF
thermometer went to zero at Bono
last night, which Is six degrees below
I he temperature here last night.
Feed the pheasants or they will die
Is the admonition of local sportsmen
who are urging that T'matllla county
farmers come to the rescue of the
birds which iire unable
liecnuse or the deep snow
Two hundred t 'hlna pheasants are
being fed like chlckekns at the Hen
ry Taylor ranch. These birds, tamed
eva Wee of their fear of the cold, are night.
eating wheat which Is placed on the
floors of old buildings, ins will not die from hunger. If the
Many robins remain In Tendleton food Is placed in the snow, the
during the winter, and bird lovers in feathered Qfeatures cannot find It.
the city are urging that bits of suet. Snow has covered up all the dried
bread or grains of wheat be placed seeds and other foods which the birds
un porches or wulks so that tho rob- usually find.
PARIS, Pec. in, The last of the:
American peace dele-rates Is en route)
to the I'n t ted States and American
to get food participation in the remaking of the
world has ended, in the belief of Kll-
ropean diplomat here. The Ameri
can delegation, headed by Cnder Scc
rtary Polk, left Montparnasse station
The price of hay is high throughout
he state, but the product is not scarce
according to a survey report received
by prod Bennion, county agrici.itnrr.I
igent. The survey shows further that
n most cases, the number of cattle is
lecreasing. After Inquiries made
tmon& 117 stockmen throughout the
tate :,4 reported that the supply was
YOOd, r0 that it was normal while 13
(-eported a hay shortage.
The survey showed that out of 35
j stockmen who were queried, eight re-,
I ported that there has heen an increase;
I of from one, to 10 per cent in stock
I since J9IS. One reported a per
cent increase; 2 a decrease nf from R I
to 25 per cent, one a decrease of 41
per cent and one a decrease of "0 per
Crook and Baker counties reported
that one half the normal number of
i cattle were on feed. Crook county
reports show that the stock have de-
. creased 2." per cent in the past year,
land that there are less calves than in'
! he previous 10 years.
PATHWAYS ON SIDEWALKS
REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE.
OWNER HELD RESPONSIBLE
All sidewalks within the city
must he kept free of snow and ice
according to city ordinance, at
tention to -which j.- called by
Street Superintendent H. B. Long
lev. Persons refusing to make a
pathway in the snow in front of
their premises are subject to fine
of from r. to $50. or from two to
:i) days in Jail. or. both.
The ordinance requires that
persons occupying a house or
handing are responsible for the
walk in front of them. In the
case of vacant lots, the owners
are hehl responsible. Anyone who
piles snow in front of a fire hy
drant is also committing a misde
meanor and will be brought be-
fore the police JudKe and fined.
"SMOKE 'EM OUT" SLOGAN
OF ASTORIA LEGION POST
That s the slogan of Astoria post
of the American Region with reference)
RESUMPTION OF SECRET
LONDON, Tec. 10. Political ob
servers heri v in th.. . . , , . t .. .
arker. one of the promin- I MM i,nlu.oun n-- ..ki. .w
Premiers Lloyd cleorge. and Clem
enceau and ForeiKn Minister Sctalola
resumption ot the old diplomacy of
secret conclaves, and alliances.
The Italian foreign minister arrived
Monday and I'lemenceau today. They
came to confer with UlnyU Georgo
over the Adriatic situation and other
problems brought up by failure of th"
Tnited States senate to ratify tho
treaty and consequent "scuttling of
the leaKne of nations.'
With a section of the French press
already pleading for a Franco-Brit -tsh-Italian
alliance, the meeting of th
three leaders Is comtidered of great
the I. V
ent local war veterans, recently re
celved a "black mail' letter warning I
him to drop his activities against the'
Parker responded by attending a
meeting of the Legion and making a
ronsitm speech against the I W, W..
which he originated the "Smoke
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
1 Maximum H
, Minimum 0
I tart meter 29.57 I est importance
nowfall 3 Inches
"- i-tion Two,
Pendleton markets, Kverett True.. 14
Want adv classified directory and
lo!nrs or the luffs IS
j Mo rrMcts pa lire it
At the movtea 11 and 1ft
l-ale news of eil nnd state i
pedal news of I'matllla county.
Iflnelal and itorsonal
Editorial paire: overseas diary. . .
New note if Pendleton
lave tow- Ol .it. state and nation ll
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j Tonight and
T or now i not
j ao cold ton It h
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