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X'j ruber copies printed of yesterday' bally Edition, ' 2,803 This paprr U a member and audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Flflifn niinnie after ,', nutn pre- time yeMrrrtair a awn re, covered an on which lie ver tl,l m a wan ad. 1 Vi w- the classified pare. v CITY OFFICIAL PAPER COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER no. scat DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON; OREGON, THURSO VOL.30 'NT' 9,1919. ass z. ENTENTE TROOPS TO OCCU'f BERLIN AT EBERT'S REQUEST SA YS iJONDON R UMO r'.Yf p'iHG EDITIOH 4 E TODAY IN REAL First Joint Conference Late This Afternoon Finds President Wilson Pre pared. SPENDS FORENOON PREPARING NOTES All Trip Plans' Put 5 Aside ; . Peace Suggestions t lood Mail PA1US, Jan. . The pniRn.ni lor the formal conference of as sociated powers li chanitliiB al most hourly. An official on-( nounocnieiit by the l-Yeiich tv eminent yesterday that a preli minary meeting would be held ' this afternoon -wan Hremature. Another statement was Issued to. day explaining that the meeting; la postponed mull Lloyd George ' arrlvea Saturday or Sunday. BT ROBERT BENDER (United Press Staff Correspondent) today figuratively rolled up his sleeves and plumed Into the actual -work of the peace conference. He conferred with Premier Orlando and Foremn Minister Sonlno, spending the balance of the. forenoon preparing a memo randum which he will use at the first joint conference of British. French Italian and American statesmen sched uled for late this afternoon. All Plans Postponed. . On. account of work ahead, the President postponed all plans for fu ture triis, but It Is known he hopes tA visit Brussels soon if conditions permit, lie continues to be swamped with mall from all parts of Europe. Hundreds of letters daily contain suggestions regarding the best way to effect peace, from a league of nati ons and to prevent future wars. Han Broken Arm. Al Slusher Is wearing his right arm In a sling with a broken bono- Ho received the injury by catching his arm In the stearlng wheel uf an auto when making a sudden turn to avoid colliding with another auto.. Fir Tree Burns For Over 4 Months Despite Rainfall PORTLAND, Jan. 9. A dead fir tree, four feet In diameter, was Ignited June 27, 1918. during a forest fire, and burned continu ously' until November S, although heavy Tains visited the region in September, and October, according to Forest Ranger John- Kirk pat rick. The tree stood near the mouth of the north fork Cinpus river, on the Rainier National For est. When Inst seen by the rnnger the tree was still burning and had been reduced to a stub less than forty feet high. Ranger Klrkpatrlik says that fires of this sort persist on account of the clinkers which form and lie in the center or lowest part of the burning surface. The clink ers resemble those In the bottom of a blacksmith's forge and are like red-hot bricks. A tremendous amount of rainfall Is necessary to cool them off. ALLIES PLUNG WORK OF PEACE RITNER WILL TRY TO CORRECT lNltlSTICF TCI DRF TRUCK MFN (ilarwwaa ws a s r ,. r-.r : u .r ' One legislative step contemplated by Senator Hoy W. Itltner during the coming session will bo an adjustment of a oresent . Injustice to Oregon truckmen who run into the state of Washington. An Oregon truck going Into Washington must secure a Wash ington license but Washington truck may operate In Oregon territory with out an Oregon license. Unless the Washington law la changed Rltner will endeavor to enforce license pay ments by Washington men. Senator Rltner loft last night for Portland and will go to Salem for the session, unless the legislative meeting should be postponed because of the Influenza. He Is promised a place on the roads committee and Is now mak ing a considerable study of the road subject. . To Increase Licenses. There are reports the legislature will be asked to Increase the auto license lio-per oenU so as to provide more money with which to cars for pew 1 6,000 STRIKE, HALT NEW YORK FERRY LINES New Jersey, Staten Island Isolated; Serious Food, Fuel Famine Threatened. 60.000 MARINE WORKERS AFFECTED Returning Soldiers Face Prospect of Impossi bility to L.and. XEYV YORK, Jan. . Fifty right thousand boat men and wa ter front laborers are idle today and shipping Is at a standstill. A Htrige of 1,MK tug boat em ployes and ferry hands threw 43,00 stevadoren out of work In New York harrier, ltivrrs on both sides or Manhattan are -mty save for imiIIoc launches on guard duty, tiood arc piled hleh ut all terminals and streets being Mocked with loaded trucks. The diaoute Is over working hours. It h feared many more unions will Join and tliat the idleness In New . York harbor will soon have a ser ious economic effect unless the gmcnunont Intervenes. NEW YORK, Jan. 9. The port of New York was tied up today when 15,000 members of tho marine work ers affiliation struck at o'clock this morning. No ferries are running to Continued on page six.) COUNCIL REFUSES TO . STOP BUYING GOODS OF FELLOW MEMBERS A motion that would have pgt the Pendleton city council on record as being opposed and and frowning up on the uayhur of any bills to members of the council was defeated last nlghc by a vote of four to two. Those vot- (Continued on rage I.) DEFECTIVE FLUES CAUSED MOST FIRES Defective flue lead an the cause of fire in Pendleton last year, according to the annual report of Fire Chief Rinffold submitted to the council. Fiv alarms were given because of defec tive flue fires, the next caune on the list being spontaneous combuHlon. The complete schedule on fire calls during the year Is an follows: Infective flues, ft; flues burning lout. S; back fire from auto, 4; old de fective wiring. 1; unknown, 1: trah burning, 2; grass burning, 3; careless handling matches In garage, 2; hot Iron falling under floor in black snilthshop, 1; wooden beam too close to boiler, 1; spilling gasoline on hoi engine, 1; denning clothes with gas oline in residence. 1; coffee pot boil ing dry and grounds burning, 1; boys setting fire to old trash. 1; called out to stop fight, 1; smoking cigarettes In bed, 1; putting gasoline in coal oil stove, 1; using cotton instead of as bestos on Christ mail tree 1; hot boy on shafting. 1; false, 2. a a a w w w i n ais v bonds that may be issued for highway work. At a highway board meeting In Portland yesterday Hep. Ben Shel don of Aledford advocated a 50 per cent Increase in 4he licenses contend ing that such an increaso would pro vide between seven and eleven milli ons for road work. Gasoline Tax Warned. A tax on gasoline Is also being ad vocated as one way of raising money for roads. If the gasoline tax Is Im posed it Is probable that the auto li censes will be Increased only 25 per cent. The hlKhway commission yesterday ordered much work for the coming year. The grading of the Columbia highway through Morrow county was acted upon and bids for the work will be received In February. The work In Umatilla county was not reached yesterday but will be 'acted on at another meeting within a few days. . ,ii WITH THE NEW WATCH ON THE RHINE li WIDESPREAD FIGHTING AND Ik ,i .L. . ., I. ,-rlsK :. : ... . . ' A li IT 1 Af-; y J - is 1 u- ' i AUO"E French forces dipping tliclr standard.in tiic Itliine at Itunninguc. Tills ceremonial oljsertance signified tlie return of Alsace and Lorraine to France when the Army or O ccupation marched in. The troops here shown observing Kthls formalit y are tho Second Moroccan division, c ommanded by enerai Modclon, MAYORS OF ALL OREGON TOWNS FORMS WELCOMING COMMITTEES, SEC' f CHESSMAN HEADS COUNTY In keeping with state wide plans which have been outlined by a, com mittee appointed by Governor Withy combo, and ut whlfht-Mayor. Baker of Portluvud j chairman.-tho mayors of the various towns of Umatilla- county are to head commutes to welcome tho homecoming of soldiers and sailors, t The Patriotic Service League in v J resolution adopted several weeks ago pledged itself to arrange a county j demonstration at som future date, when the majority of tho boy have returned. At that time tho- league j called upon tho various towns to wel come back their own boys because of tho Impracticability of thecouii4y fir-j gHiiimtions attending to this mutter. Tfie state plan goes farther than thin in refiu esing the mayor of each town j to form a welcoming committee. The secretary of the Patriotic Service i FLU TAKES BIG DROP IN LAST SEVEN DAYS The influenza situation in Pendleton I ji raiiiflly clearing ui. to say the least, j according to the report of quarantine ; officer Preach to tho city council last night. The number of quarantined : homes .in the city has been reduced j to 1 8, and not one serloua case. Yes- i terday was the first day since the ep- j Idemlc lrole out that an influenza patient has not been received at St. j Anthony's hospital. INVASION OF CANADA WASHINGTON". .Ian. 9. Ger man plans for the Invasion of Ca nada by men In the Viiitcri State Mho had served In tho tmMrial German navy, were timl to the senate oommitdxt probing" Gor man mpaaiida by Itriuxr It.H a..kl, head of tho bureau ut Ju vest ift I ton tn the deiMirtment, of justice today. Army Wa Urflllmr. . t "The men Germany depended up on to invade Canada he for we. en tered the war belonged to the 'Krle- Kebund, said Heilaskl. "Men who had seen military service In Germany wert eligible for membership. Some of the organisations were actually drilling and were supplied with Hues. Nothing of a serious character ever developed though they were harmful in telr Influence." Hielnskl said the army wan well organized, ha.Yfng a nil miter of branches scattered through the country. Says Railroad Rates Must Soon Go Up WASHINGTON, .Ian. 0. I tail road rate miiHt go up, even under gmrrn nufit control, Trvwttt Cuylcr, rcprc aentinjr railroad exnutlves, Odd the senate Interstate commerce ronunit tec today, lie said the ftovemiuciu wlU havo to rnho the rates .shortly. if- if i t-eague has been named by Mayor Baker as chairman of the I'matilla county committee but the other mem-,! bent -of the 'executive xiiimUte wlU orve with him. cretrytir85maii ha already written to the mayors of j the various towns apprising them oft their appointment. These various committees ft-re also to serve as part of the machinery for securing employment for tho return ing soldiers and sailors. This tranch of the work, however, has previously been organized through the coopera tion with the federal employment of fice, the community labor board and tho Patriotic Service league- Appli cation for positions for returning boys fthould be made to NorbdYuo .Berkeley, federal employment agent, or to .Sec retary Chi'Hfimiu or the Patroitic Serv ice Ijoapue. IN PENDLETON Whethur the new flu regulations are responsible for the ulmting of the epidemic or what the cause may b it Is a -gratifying" report, Mr. breach's last report to the council wa made January 2.. At that time ho reported 56 quarantines. The number quarantined since is 15, while the flags have been removed from 53 homes, leaving- a bulame of IS under quarantine. WHEN IS COUNTY ROAD CITY STREET? LAW MAY DECIDE The legislature will be asked to pass la law that will rtearly . ataie the j standing of county roads ht have i become streets in incorporated cities. jTho liroposed law would "provide that. ! county roads when included withltl Uhe limits of a city corn rat Ion,' auto imutically become streets of that place. iCity Attorney Jas- A. Fee has been in jstrueted to drnft such a bill and for Iward the same to the UmatiMii county : delegation for presenting1 to the legis lature. ' Geary Klmbrcll. city engineer, states that it has generally been considered that 'such is the "present law. but in i preparing for paving assessment the question has been raised that the ex 'tension of Kaley street is a county j road and not a street of ihe city, and for that reason the assessment would i not be valid.. In the abnence of any j known court decisions on the ques tion. It is thought Ih-sI to nettle the I matter through a law that Would work ' anomatlcally tn makintf such roads , street a With the finding of this condition It is thought the same may be found In a number of other streets of the city and the passage of the law would settle the question for all streets. i Continued on page six.) . J"W ARE LOCAL SOLDIFRS TO GET NO WELCOME? Although the return of the 9 1st Di vision, the 41st nd other divisions will bring many Pendleton men home soon, nt organized -..effort .h been made to give a welcome to the re turning local veterans upon their ar rl va 1 from service overseas. The Umatilla County patriotic Ser vice league will bo responsible for a large celebration wnen the nulk of the men of the county have returned and the Pendleton Commercial Club is planning to cooperate with the league at that time. It was under the auspices of the Commercial Club that Clell Brown, first Pendleton man to retu frrra France with wounds, was welcomed However, the association feeis uiai it would be impractical to attempt a re ception for each local soldier or sailor who returns, as the date of arrival in PenlIeton is often indefinite so President George XJaer said today. The Patriotic Service Leaguo took (Continued on Page six.) EAST PRUSSIA TOWNS WRESTED FROM POLES IjO.NOOX, Jan. ft. The Germans have recaptured a number of towns in east Prussia from tho Pohs, and are preparing to attack Posen, the Kvening News today declared. Con siderable disorder is reported in War saw. The situation in Ease Prussia is reported to be most serious. HE GUL1IVATI0N OF COUNTY FARM URGED j That the grand jury thinks better I farming methods could be employed iat the county ioor farm is shown by the report of the jury, which recom mends the south field be leveled and ' put In shape for irrigating and seed ing to alfalfa. This in the opinion of the Jury is one of the reasons the farm is not paying. ' Considering the age of the buildings ; the report says they were found In i good condition. The recommendation I is made that tho dining room be paint ed at once, Mnd later the buildings be painted both inside and outside. The : report says all buildings were found clean and inmates apparently well cared for. BRITIAN WILL DESTROY UNSURRENDERED FORTS MMMN. Jan. U. Britain. It Is learned tolay lias hifomietl Turkey that lartlMiiHHt4 furt will be destroyed uiiltvs the Turks In Medina surrender thcni lmim dlaUly. (Medina is tn Arabia, 250 luUcu jiortuXes of MeBca) TIIRMOII RESULT FROM II BETWEENR1VAL FACTIONS UNITED PRESS CORRESPONDENT WOUND ED; TWENTY REPORTED KILLED IN AMERICAN EMBASSY; SPARTICAN RE VOLT WIDESPREAD, INCLUDES CONTROL OF, RAILROADS. , LONDON, Jan. 9 Entente troops, at the request of Chancellor Ebert, will occupy Berlin, according to ,ru- , mors today. ' . , : ; lOltRESPOXDEXT IS WOIXDED. . ' IXIMM. dan- . rfonn uraouiu, lin. was badly wounded during street . . - . - sonal message from mm 10 u.o .mi - lias a badly mangled foot as a result of belli struck by fragment of a hand Brenado whkh exploded near the telesrapb offloo where he cone to file dispatches. He explained, however, that be was "too busy to go to tho liosirttal." CONTROL POI.ICK STATIOV COPENHAGEN".' Jan. . Ijebkneclit, lx"ltxmr and Scholia naire formed cm.mmt. establishlna' their beadnuarters in the central polloe , . .. - i. jiE.lnh Tim Kntiruoua have nro ri.ini Fmml strike tlirouehout election of a national assembly. A I. I, WORK IS STOPPED (iEXEVA, Jan- 9. All work has stopped Oiroueliout Germany as a suit of 11 10 Hix-rudim; of tlio revoluUon, declare duipaudies from varioaa sour8 today. - A bolHhevlki imernment Is said and olH-rhauscn. A revolt occurred viks seized the newspaper TaKepost. - J. irenerai auw "'- " nninatvick. Ten thousand today paraded tlio streets, pillaging shops and occupjlng iiewspajier offices. - - . ALIi GMOCVNY ArT-TMTEli ' ' . .... . . . . f - - n jriui amviaiAtf'TC-TBliitlflu ha smrcad tfn-oasrn. . out Germany, accordiiig to dispatches uprlsiiiKS arc rcporwa at muiiK ii, i"- Ileriln diMtclics. filed last night, said i rnmimni frooos. tt was sons to mMi to Berlin in auUMUobiles. Hondreds liave been killed la lUKeldorff, where a bolshevik republic has been proclaimed. Ml slioiiN at 1 Tank fort have been closed and business b reported a a stimuli ill. In a demonstraUoB at Munich, where there are 5000 unem ployed, two were killed today In a machine-gun battle. Bolshevlki, led by sailors, seized the barracks and public buildings at Sehwerin but were later driven out. Several shots were fired on the Vanish Red Cross building in Berlin, according, to dispatches. ASKS DEFK-NSK GUARD HEKMX. Jan. 9 Chancellor' Ebert Issued the following manifesto yester day: "IJekbnocht lias declared war to the knife against the noir-socialist population. Wo liave. hesitated too LEST WE FORGET Herman ltelmke, Vinaiuo far. mer, refused to contribute to the Vniled War Work Fund. XH'fc ;rosirelaurer of V'mapine, whose prune crop last year was worth in the neighborhood of $10,000. contributed only $5.00 to tills fund and tliat reluctantly. Fred Mclhoff of I'mapine re fued to Rive money to the aeu. cicst helping our boys In arms on the ground that he had to send money to relatives in tiermany. William Swn-h of I'mapine, said to be worth $20,000. refused to contribute to the V. W- W. fund. J. F.. Iloon of Milton refuted to contrilHite to this snmo fund. CKXTHAL TEE. LOYALTY COMMIT. AUTO BANDIT KILLED AFTER FIGHT WITH WALLA WALLA SHERIFF'S POSSE YESTERDAY VI.I.. WALLA. 4an. , '1iarlc! tireettc, a 2J. allcjril attti thief. Is dead, ami Lmi Ajvrs, 21, Im in Jail facing; iluiricH of erand larcfny if not atteinfHtd luurdcr. as a rc-sult of a rifle ftKlit with Si Hri f f Ijco IlariMX and , a kvs ycstcrtlay aftemMn. (iirrno wiiM hH bv ;ante Warden Albert Van AumIIc after ho lud fired three sJmCs at SlMriff HanicK, tlie fint oih of wlikh wan so ctvsO that it blUtcrvd IWrmW h'ft clHH'k niul KiMin him iniuml. The Mitchell Six stolen from the ranch home of C. 1 Whitney January I and the Franklin taken from the Maurice Woods ranch near Waitahurg Monday night, were recovered. The men admitted taking the autoa. Two rs Stolen. The officers together with Deputy AR .. . - fighting today, according to I'- w i . ... - - .- Ma Mala tia Germans January 1 to preren tlio ' - . ' to have been proclaimed at Mannheim today In Nuremberg, wliere tne Doiane ." - - , : from various sources Bojaherls tlio government will declare a stats stated, are ordered from Uie garri I'.iij!. Tliereforei you must form m vol. unteer republican defense (mard. 20 KILLED IX KM BASK Y 15K1UJV, Jaiw T. (A'ljrlii.) -Twenty persona nere killed in the) American embasHy, whk-li., has - been badly damaged by rioters. (There 1 notliiiuc lu U10 cabk to indlcsta wlietlicr or not tlio victims were Am erica us. Tlio emlat-ssy is located la I tlie lieart of the city on a mrnara ; wliere considei-ablo fUrhtinic occurred. It is believed the buUdinc may have j becu struck by shots aoing wild.) ! W'ASinXGTOX, Jan. . Tlie state departnwnt is not Informed regarding tlie reported killing- of so AmerkwM j in the American cmbass at Berlin. It ' Is regarded as possible tliat some Am. erica ns were there. i JOIX SPARTACAXS fXXUOX. Jan. . Army classes of ! 1919 and 1B20 have joined the Spar, ta cans' in Berlin, says a dispatch o day to tlie Express. Flchttnff Is ICk : ported in Leipzig and Wittenberg. j COXTROI, ALL lUlILHOADS 1 A.USTEltlJAM. Jan. . All Ger. ' man railways are reported under the control or the siwrtacans as the re ' suit of the surrender of the central officer lu Bttrlin, by the government. ! TO HELP GOVKRXMEXT " " I.OXOOX. Jan. 9. Kid sailor aea fCnntlnuel on pace Sheriff lfrjun aiul Churlr U Whit : ney, whose Mitchell Six was stolen a j few days aK(. had started from her at noon ypMterday ppon receiving a telephone mesaage that two ears iup lpoed to be the Whitney car and tha J Franklin car stolen of Maurice Wood I of Wlaitburg. Monday night, hud bee a I seen standing near an old Bhaek on jthe old Lonulkfr place, near Clyde, j When the officer arrived thera j they found that tlreene and Ay era had : leen frightened out ut their aback b-y 'a party from WaltMbura who tiad been ntitificd that the Wood car waa there. I Found Near altMtHinf i no otmctr. u-KHnir witn iwputy Sheriff J. T- llarnea and Kmereon Wood, of WaiOtburir. utarted after tha auspcta. After a chaae la mhicH