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DAILY EVENING EDITION
1h Rut Oronlan la Eaat.rs Or.
cini ar.at.at newspaper and aa a
. llioir fore, slvaa to tha adv.rtia.ra
ov.r twice th" ajiiarant.ed paid alrru
latlun In P -! ton and Umatilla ooun
ty of any oth'f nawapapar.
DAILY EVENING EDITION
Number ul copies printed of iatiTdo'
This paper la a m i m r an .1 n milted
b tb Audit ItuirtiU of Circulations.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST OBEGONIAN, PEliDLETON, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1919.
BUSINESS HOUSES MUST CLOia 4 O'CLOCK TO CONSERVE ELECTRICITY IS EDICT
FUEL BANS ARE BEING LIFTED
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Majority of Union Men Will Obey Orders But Some Are Ex
pected to Remain Out, Standing Pat on Demands for Im
mediate Wage Increase of 31 Percent; Stores Open. ,
CHICAGO. Dec. 12. Fuel bans hi
being lifted throughout bituminous
i M il consuming regions whcio miners
have returned t(j wurk. Stores which
haw liceu operating un a hIx hour
schedule will start t heir regular nine
hour schedule tomorrow. The hun
wiih lifted tatty In the case of stores
duo tit the upproii thing holidays.
Reports reaching here today Indi
cated that n gre.it majority of nilnera
will obey orders and return to work.
However, some are expected to remain Mrike here wen made by the crown
out, standing pat on their demand today In th" trial of It. B. Russell, lo
for nn Jncreas of 31 Per cent In their ' al trik.- lender. JuMlee Melcalf rul-
Depaty srvhur ftubpoenne.
Deputy .Sheriff Joe Hlakfey went to;
Freewater today to nerve subpoena
on a number of witnesses to appear
before the grand jury here next week. I
Thero are two cases originating there.
LOCAL PEOPLE ASKED TO VOTE
IN NATIONWIDE BALLOT UPON
DISPOSAL OF THE PEACE TREATY
i ihn roqiawrt or the. Leacu m i n-
Suva i-eat" 01 wiiK'ii roi-jnr i iinmii ill ;
wiiimm i ',!. a, , i iitii i.s trr-wi nr. ilie
Kat i i ."nian will ItfaOTWll it Mllol
i4 dctei'iunae Has HontiimMit or rmaiii
la ommt) r-Hi'illnf wlmt -h-.nlit be
ttoiie with llu- iwcwi treaty. Tlte Iwil
kn as pimli.l iiIhiii N BonCMCvd b)
llu- U'aii- lo I nlori r I :, e and ill
bn iimiI ilurliui ih ImUuUf.,.
The rolhmliijc h-tlcr rrom lhe Nen
YiH-k office of the len-uo s.M.s forth (ho
reasons wh n lest of fiublie sentl
MBnt Is desired. It Im'Jii the aim to
nuke the ballot nafion-uitle.
N'ew Vork, Dee. 4, tlf.
To the Editor!
The people of thin countr". the
voter., mim take the jieaee treaty it
uation into their own handn.
The deadloek in Washington prom
IpM to continue indefinitely tiniest. Hie
eoide declare overwhelmingly and
unmlHtakahly in fkvor of a compro
mise. They must go further than Hi
and indicate the kind of compromise
THE PEACE TREATY BALLOT
Following the armistirf, the representatives of 28 na
tions, including our own. drew up and sinned at I aris a
peace treaty with Germany. Part 1 beintt the League of
Nations Covenant. This was also signed under compul
sion by Germany. . .. . ,
During the special session ot congress that ended on
November lftth, a scries of 15 reservations to this treaty
and covenant was adopted by the senate on recommen
dation of the foreign relations committee. W hen the rat
ifying resolution came to a vote of the senate, however, a
two-thirds majority being necessary for adoption, it was
defeated; 41 senators voted to ratify with reservations.
to ratify without reservations, while 15 voted against rati
fication on any conditions whatever.
This is a democracy and in the end the will of the peo
ple will be acted upon by our representatives in Wash-
illgTo test public sentiment on this most important ques
tion of modern times, the Kast Oregonian asks its readers
to state their atitude by checking that One of the follow
ing statements which expresses their views.
I favor compromise on reservatio'ns with
immediate ratification of the Peace Treaty
and the League of Nations Covenant.
I favor ratification, but only with all the
I favor ratification,
4. I am opposed to ratification in any form.
Fill in your name and address and mail ballot to the
East Oregonian, Pendleton. Ore. Ballots not signed will
not be courted. The names of voters will not be published.
ARF RAP K 4T WORK
SEATTLE STRIKE LED
TO WINNIPEG TIE-UP
WINXIPKO. Dee. 12. Charges that
the Scuttle strike of February, 1919,
was the Inspiration of the general
"1 that a pamphlet found on the
cused, containing an outline of the I now until hristmas to reach Al
ioattle Htrlke. could be udmlttcd ns ! hoe was not divulged, but he lendi
The preset ulh'n staled, in asking
the admission of the .Seattle pamphlet 1
that the Seattle strike was mentioned;
in the first bulletin Issued by the
Mrlke committee here. i
press fornl.hes the only
machinery that can K-z alien an ex
pression from the people. vote of
newspaper readers will aeconipliah
this purpose If It is undertaken on a
national se.ile and the issui; is present
ed clearly an J fairly.
ovwsintriefa itrrearry- iiftve;rjiiii bond on which
begnn atietr a ballot. We urge yon to
Join them and to forward the final re
sult of your vote to this office.
We enclose a suggestion for a bal
lot, to be printed in your paper every
day for one week.
Very truly yours. .
LiKAdWR TO ENTORCB PEACE,
As may bo seen from the ballot
form a voter may express his choice
for any one of four different lines of
action. The ballot will he continued
by this paper for one Week,, as
quested and the results will then
Communicated to the head ofrice
the League to Enforce Peace.
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MER TAKES PLljNGE
CUPID COAXES GURDANE
BRIDEGROOM-TO-BE TO DO
THAT SHOPPING EARLY
Wdford t 'oi ley, of (lUrdane, has
i j vii ivuMiiih i m- nun in i ciiuiL'iun
papers and "do your Chrlstm.u
hopping early" has stuck. Mr.
I 'orley came to I'eiidb t on todav,
despite the chilly weather and put
i tne county clerk's off Ice ' on his
i shopping lit His chief pm chase ;
was a marriage teen Me.
Miss Frances Marie Dick, of Al-
bee. is the bride-elect who will be !
j wedded to Mr. Corlcy on Christmas
l day at her home In Albee. Whether '
i Mr. Corley flgnrea it will take from
the t hnslmas shoppetK in t upld y
AGENT SAYS MEXICO
just mm TIME
Action on Request for Cancel
lation of $500 Bond on
Which Jenkins Was Released
is Deliberately Delayed.
aiKiih'O flTY. Dee. 12. American
Consular AKenl Jenkins today charged
In a niesfaSo to the 1'nlted I'reas from
Puebla that the state court (hero la
killing lime" on his reiuet to cancel
lie was recent ly
released froTn jail.
The court nd-
vised me that my
reguest to cancel
the bond is li trig
"As a matter of fact, they are kill
ing time. So far as I know, there are
no other mailers requiring resump
tion of my hearing.'' Relief Is ex
pressed In American circles her,, thai
the Puebla court will continue to murk
time until the Mexican reply to the
last American note Is dispatched. The
re- ' correspoimeni lesrneo mm wooe j eo
bojklns was in the capital Tuesday Car
ol j ranza Indicated a desire In see tbc
American but diplomatic. SbstSI ISS
prevented their meeting.'
TB 23 AN0
The coldest weut her In t he known
''t.U.trt.af ,.f l'.-n.ll..fr.rt ...eotiel Inst
nifht when the thermometer drooned ,
lo -'a' degrees below zero. The near-
i ' ' ..ut a nnaVisnh t , , t lie ri'i rird hrSfi ker
.... hn,.r.. i7 tun: wt.un Hie
' thermometer went to tt below. LaHt
1 .... -j -- rn i n .
' uary 1. whi n the weather won two J
! degrettw above zero.
1 Jjt night's temperature continued
Muring the forenoon toda) until the
ravs of the sun warmed the atrnw- I
phere to a maximum of 4 degrees be
low zero. The weather is c lear and
crisp, with no wind. The barometer
reading is 30. SO, which indicates that
the weather will remain clear but that
the mercury will probably drop still
Drop i Fast.
Tin- loweri ni
yesterday at 4
t rue hi n a max i m u m of 1 - a bo
zero, the mercury In gan falling. At
u h m l thermometer .show- (1 1 Z be.
low zero, and still Hie fall continued.
i'endleton h"tise dwellers arose nev-
.lining ilie ntL-iit to iciden-
i sii flriH.
Manv water plpea were
Irozcn in Bpito of ull efforts to siive
ami rrozcii u'llumolillc la-lla-
:t llclou at Mc io h. mi.
At Meaeham the temperature is US
decrees below zero, and every indi
cation is that it will sro lower tontkTht.
At I klall the weather is S dejerees
helow. Iloth plac a well supplied
v. ith fuel, says report from each of
Trains are still Ijeld up by. the storm.
No. ti arrived from Portland at noon
todav. Trains No. 1 and 17 west
bound, scheduled to arrive hero yes
terday at 7:45 a. ni. and 11:J5 a. in.
respectively, arrived today at 9:S0 a.
They were held up tor ne nours
and snow. Toifay train No. 19 came
m two sections.. ne ut 1 p. ra. and a
second at I P. m. No. 17 is expected
at 4:S p. tn
THE 6 A. M. ALARM
f-V, ) THEWTAIrlER
conthiLKj ? jUI
Although laHt night's niiulnium la
lower than for 30 years, the w;nter of
1SS3-1SK4 wall more fr.igl than n -w,
according to Lot I.ivermorc, In that
there was a Sfi-hour siege of
40 below weather. Mr. Liverinore al-
;"0 recalled today
sleigh ride taken
by himself and six couples from (Jftia-
tillii on January 1, 1S67. to a dam
Meaeham. They covered the entir
illslance of 75 mllcH by six horse ta.i
in the day and then danced all night,
l-very station through which the
passed that day registered 10 degrees
That' plan to fjeeze'the
ground fbr skating still look feasihh
acoofjStn to W. H. Morrison, who
says that Helix made a first class
skating pond a few winters ago by;
scraping off the anow and sprinkling
the ground with small streams of wa- :
ter. "A big fire hose Is not the thing;
several small sprays will freeze as'
quickly as the water hits the ground.
Talk it up."
' V"isonsin winters have nothing on j
our rnegon weauwr, i-euo.
agriculturist at the American Nation
al nam;, oeciaieo uua. .Mr. i-me
Otld that the hot water pipes in his,
house froze last night, despite the fact j
that they were less than. three feet,
from a hot stove. Similar experience'
was reported by Judire Thomas Fit
The Indiana were right, tavat sum
mer they predicted a ions", hard win
ter, basing their proplu'cies on Indian
superstitions and signs.
Major Lee Mi orhouse. official
weather observer, is not without his
troubles this cold weather. An eager
public besieges him daily for weather
reports and he estimates that he an -
swors 7na queries a day. in tne tunc
hours of the morning today when the
mercury was playing tag with the -3
: below zero ruark the Moorhonse resi
lience Van colled"nd Mrs. Moorhouse
summoned from bed to tell an anxious
Pendleton citizen Just how cold It was.
Don't go too close to a stove or ra
diator with a frozen nose. toe. ear or
finger, say local physicians. The best
remedy for a frozen member is to rub
it vigorously with snow. After the
frostbite is thawed out, bathing with
warm witch hazel will take, out the
sting. It is said that after a part of
t he body has once been frozen, that
part becomes most suscept'hle to cold
and is liable to freeze again. Stanley
Jewett said t his morning that after
freezing his face one winter In Lake
county, he felt the effects for 10 years
(Continued on page 5.)
REGULATION FOR USE Of LIGHT
RESTS WITH I1.S. ADMINISTRATORS;
GAS SUPPLVJS BEING TAXED
Exceptions in Closing Order M ade in Cases of Restaurants and
Hotels. Drug Stores, Hosp itals and Newspapers; Cigar
Stores Open Until 9; Rest aurants to Draw Lots.
In compliance with an edict that electric power for Pendle
ton will be shut off until rigid conservation measures are taken.
Mayor Vaughan this afternoon announced the following instruc
tions for local business houses:
All business houses, with exceptions noted below, must close
at 4 o'clock.
Farmers Meeting Tomorrow.
A meeting of the farmers of Pendle
ton and vicinity will be held tomor
row at 2 p. m. in the library. Matters
of importance wnl be discussed and
Fred Bennion, county agriculture
agent, is anxious that a large crowd
0o'lttion is Serious.
The condition of John Murphy,
who ,roze his feet recently, is still se
rious. Murphy is at St. Anthony's
hospital. Improvement from frozen
ffeet is slow and It Is feared that it
may he necessary to amputate the
IVtitions fur Xaturalizaztion,
Arthur Christian Jeneen. of Athena,
has filed papers with the county
clerk asking for his final naturaliza
tion hearing. Mr. Jensen Is a native
of Denmark and a tailor by trade. He
arrived here seven years ago Decem
Ma.. Itrmgs in t ar of Wood.
A carload of fir, tamarack yellow
and white pme wood was brought
i down from Meaeham today by D. A
. Smith, who resides there, and retailed
l by him from the railroad yards. He
had 16 cords and found little difficulty
, in disposing of it at a good price.
There are 500 cords of wood in the
timber three miles out of Meaeham
i but all at the station Is contracted for,
he says. There is about one-tenth as
much wood at Meachnm this year as
usually at this time, according to Mr.
Are Attending Conference.
Among the CmatUla count
ters who are attending ' the
Church World Movement training con
ference In Portland this week are Rev.
B. P. Harper, of Milton; Rev J. Fran
cis Morgan, of Pendleton; Rev. J. T.
Bickford of Pilot Rock; Rev. R. E.
Gornall. of Pendleton: Rev. M. R.
Oalhigher. of Hermiston: Rev. W. H.
Cox, of Pendleton. Rev. R. E. Cleven
eer of Athena: and Rev. Robert Lee
Hussabarger. of Pendleton. The minis
ters are from various denominations.
Every county in Oregon is represented j
it the training conference.
Chairman of Armenian Belief.
Plans are being made throughout I
the state for a Christmas drive for the
benefit of Armenian relief. Chair-
1 men for the various counties have !
been named and Fred Bennion of thistollay the nvera(re indicated that 15.
city, has been named cnairman ioi
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t ayn-c Are Suffering.
Indian Cayusrs are suffering from
lack of teed. Many of the Indians
have an insufficient supply of hay to
last during the cold snap and the
horses are going hungry In conse
quence. Any pasturing Is impossible.
FROZEN BODY OF 1AMES OATLEY, AGED FARMER,
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Maximum. 4 degrees below zero.
Minimum. 2 degrees below zero.
Pendleton markets; F. el ett True . .
Wani ads. classified direct ory and
loins of the Duffs
Special news of I'matilla count .
At the movies, eoming programs. . .
tette news of city and state
Social and persona!
Editorial page; ovei-seas diary
News notes of Pendleton
Communicated . . . .'
tLJve news ot city, state and uallon
The cxtx'iithms are:
Itetauranls and hotels,
t'igar store. Iiimeicr jimy remain
ripeu UMQ ni ir ttiey do not
use eleerricity or as. (This Im to pr,,
vlde aecs-MiimrMlations for men vim do
j not liaw iMinies or may be tran.si,niti
in He city.)
ItesuiurantK may all remain open
until midnibl. Two restaurants will
k. ,,,Tniinil u ia ,i'n all niirht for
j j, t i.mmodatlon of neces(ar.v bu.sir.es.
m-udiii? people arriving on trains,
, TIm- rest.au raut-s to stay open wilt draw
IOC from uie olli-e deiatlm'fit.
Ihjwki: IS KVIA n . r i : i d.
! It Is expUined that drastie steH to
sate ' i n i' ii and -a- beeame abmt
lutely nexwsary to save the eity from
i wi left wttiKHit electric servli,
"Regulation of the use of coal rests
with local officials, but consumption
1 of light Is regulated by the coal ad
ministration in Washington." Dr. F
W. Vincent, local manager of the Pa
. ciflc Power & Light Company, said.
"Kvery town in Washington served ly
our system has obeyedthe renuesti to
i conserV power. Now they demand
that Pendleton do likewise."
All power now furnished Pendleton
j Is generated by steam in plants of the
I company in the nighboring state. The
: Natch es plant had but two days' .sup-
;p,y OR hanrf V(?8terday Dr. Vincent
, an - VArv fllWn nn ita . Wfl
forced not only to curtail the use of
power but also of fuel.
"Someone reported that Pendleton
was 'hogging' all the power," Dr. Vin
cent declared. Threats of cutting off
the city's supply entirely were made
unless obedience to the order was
Even the supply of gas here Is be
ing taxed to the utmost. The local
plant this morning generated 0,000
, cubic feet, usually a day's maximum,
i By noon the tank was nearly empty
minis ' ano- efforts were being made to gene
. . . rate more. Users are welcome to the
Inter- . . ,
B" w mi u Jtt oe liiaue uy litf
plant, but there is a limit. jDr. Vin
cent said. He believes that persons
have turned to gas for lighting; and
heating, as well as cooking.
One carload of gas coal arrived to
oaly. giving the local plant sufficient
for 10 days in addition to the 30 day
supply reported on hand yesterday.
The coke supply of the plifnt, however
is exhausted and as fast as it is made
there are orders waiting.
Phones Handle 15.000 Calls.
Not since the first and second arm
istice days of 1918 have there been
such heavy demands on the local tele
phone service, according to J. A. Mur
ray, local manager. The average day's
run Is about 9;0 calls, he said, but
i0(o calls would be handled. The
j most calls, operators say. are for
plumbers, the trains and the weather
observer. Nearly all business is being
transacted over the phone and many
who are obliged to stay home are do
ing their visiting the same way. The
peak load today was between Tto and
1 1 a. m.. with 10 operators working
at top speed.
The frozen body of James fhitley.
aged SO, was found lying faco down
ward In the house on 'latb-y'a ranch
In the I'klah region Wednesday morn
inc by t.eorge Ness, of I'klah. Tho
body was brought to Pendleton lat
night and is at Coroner J. T. lirown .
It Is thought that Mr. Otttley, who
had been in poor bealth for some tlim .
died Tuesday night from Illness and
that the bod) froze after death. Mr.
Ness ha- been making daily trips to
ee Mr. ailey and visited th rancli
-ti TasSdsy Mr. Ness offered to re
main at the ranch but Mr. Oatley de
clared that he was well enough to take
care of himself. He had a supply t
Mr. Oatley ban lived In t'klah regiort
for the past 30 years and was a bsche-t
lor. He has no known rUtlrsa 4