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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 10, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma                                 See Ethel Clayton in “Society Exile”, a Paramount, at the Liberty Today—It s. the Triumph of Mope Over the Forebodings of Despair  Wyt gfoa toning Jletos;  VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 231  ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IO, 1919  t  THREE CENTS THE COPY  “GREEN FIELDS AND PASTURES NEW"  THE “RED” PEDDLER AT THE DOOR OF THE ORIENT  GKNKIIAL (X»MMITTKK OI' I’SIT- TK A FMO TIKI* ll* AND I* BODLE ED MIND WOKKFUS, IN SKS-    SUFFERING OVED MIDDLE  SION AT INDIANAPOLIS,    WEST    AND    XOKTHWKST-  BEL1EVE END NEAR.    DJIN    STATES.  By the Associate*! y*rrai  INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. IO.—The general committee of the Toited Mine workers of America convened shortly before IO o’clock this morning for further consideration of President Wilson’s proposal for ending the strike of 400.000 bituminous coal miners of the country. It was generally expected that the proposal providing for the immediate return to work of the miners at an increase of 14 percent in wages and the appointment of a commission of three men to readjust wages would be accepted before the conference adjourned for the day.  As the committee which consists of international and district officers and members or the executive board and scale committee gathered gossip as to the cause of the prolonged session was rife. With very few exceptions, however, all agreed that President Wilson's proposal would be accepted some time today.  One high official of the miners who asked that his name be withheld said most of the argument yesterday was on the request of Illinois miners that the Cleveland convention be reconvened to act on the proposal of President Wilson. Another rumor stated that members of the general committee from Illinois late last night had agreed to accept the proposal today.  WASHINGTON. Dee. IO Representatives of the United Mine Workers of America today voted down a proposal to reject the strike settlement offer made by President Wilson, accord in e »o information received at Washington from Indianapolis where the union of miners are in session.  A second motion that the President’s proposal bk submitted to a referendum vo’** of the members of the union which would Involve delays, also was said to have been voted down  Acting President Lewis of the Mine Workers, according to information. said Th** president's offer would be accepted before night.   -ac----  Habit of Dwclsto*.  dicot people who have succeeded A jay direction of activity can trace th* Measure of tlieir success to the habit af deciding things f»»r themselves Oat •f the greatest temptations we have It to confide in others. By yielding to ll we not only become a nuisance to on' friends but k«*ep on lowering our owj cowers of resist a uee.  By the Atsuriaiai Press  CHICAGO, Dec. IO.—Below zero in temperature prevailed today In virtually all districts from the Mississippi valley to the Rocky Mountain region anti the cold wave being still on its western invasion with sub-normal temperature of 20 to 50 degrees, in many points of the western region many small cities and towns were destitute of coal and suffering was reported with more to be expected unless moderation of the severe weather brings quick relief. Montana and northern Idaho were the chief sufferers.  As a further coal conservation measure, the most severe curtailment of passenger service ever known was effective today with the extension of the railroad administration’s saving order to the eastern region. The order already was operating on other railroads. It was es tituated that 15,000 tons of coal will be saved daily by it and that until the end of the present week It would be necessary to save an ad ditional two hundred train miles daily.  In eastern Washington and Ore gun one of the worst snow storms' in history was recorded. About Red wing, Calif., five inches of snow had fallen today, an unusual amount • for that region. It gradually deepen-! ed north to Bend, Ore., where twenty-eight inches fell, the heaviest since 1884.  TULSA SWEPT BY DISASTROUS FIRE THIS MORNING  Ele’dian:  years.  an age of 12b  By *Ke Atocia tad Pi  TULSA, Okla., Dec IO.—Fire which broke out at 3 o’clock this morning in    the    heart    of    the    busi  ness district totally destroyed the IL C. Geek Lumber yard and the Alexander Block, causing damage estimated at $200,000. A faulty gas stove in the basement of the Alexander Block, a    two story    building. is believed to    have    caused    the  fire. It was reported under control at 9 o’clock.   *-  I IO! 4*11 EY IHI BEGINS  A NEW OFFENSIVE  t»-    . Av^r-t•    Pf#**'*  REVAL, Ksthonia, Dec. IO.—The Bolshevik! have begun a new offensive on    the    Narva    front.    After  terrific artillery fire, ten assaults were delivered upon the Bsthonian position. All the attacks were repulsed. the reports state, with heavy losses to the Bolshevik forces.  *-----  I-et a Want Aa get it for y^u  PLAN IS DROPPED AFTER PRES! DENT SAYS HE IVOUIiD REGRET TO SEE RELATIONS SEVERED.  SO DECLARES SECRETARY OF LABOR WILSON IN HIS ANNUAL REPORT MADE PUBLIC TODAY.  I  LEADING FORCES  ON BALTIC FRONT  Charity Begins at Home  (No. I)  The benevolent work of the United Charities and the Red Cross of Ada has been correlated. Hereafter the executive committee of the Red Cross will be tne executive committee of the United Charities. This important decision was reached at a conference of the two organizations yesterday.  Under the new procedure the executive committee of the Red Cross will have general supervision pf benevolent work in Ada. Rev. S. B. Damron, who has done such a splendid work for charity under the direction of the United Charities, will continue in the work he has done with such eminent success. All bills under the new arrangement will be paid by Mrs. Orville Snead, secretary of the Red Cross, when properly approved.  Heretofore the budget of the United Charities has been $200.00 a month, subscribed by the benevolent citizens of Ada. This is not enough. Few people realize the number of calls for assistance that coine in from day to day. Only yesterday some indigent people, without money, wood, or gas, were taken to a hotel by Rev. Damron, and will be kept there until the blizzard has passed, or until other arrangements have been made. Two hundred dollars a month is in itself a nice sum of money. But the 10,000 people of Ada are not doing a great deal when they donate only $200 a month. It is only two cents per capita—the price of a postage stamp.  GI IV ER NOR OF PEN N8YLVAN IA SAYS REPUBLICAN PARTY < XIN FHI EXT OE VICTORY AT NEAT ELECTION.  r.jr the    mtfd I* raw  WASHINGTON, Dec. IO. Governor Sproul of Pennsylvania in a keynote speech at the meeting today of the Republican national committee attacked the administration’s Mexican policy and declared the Republican party approached the coming presidential campaign with confidence that the people would endorse its policies.  His outline of these included a better relation between capital and labor, economy and business management in administration, a finn handling of the Mexican situation.' restoration of Americanism and constitutional government, and a sound solution of the railroad problem.  Referring briefly to the question of peace, the Governor declared that the Republican citizen-! ship trad ‘‘endeavored to co-oper-; ate in the inclusion of the latter with only such limitations as will preserve to this government its full right to determine its own affairs” under the constitution.  “We must prepare.” said Cover-1 nor Sproul, “not only to clean up the governmental mess in which wej find ourselves, but we must lay our; plans for restoring the nation to the position of respect which it once held.”  THE SUBSEQUENT DROP IN TEMPERATURE EXPE! TED TO DAUSE MUCH SUFFERING IN CERTAIN QUARTERS.  By the As.sociated Press    i  ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. IO.—Continental rains over the greater part of i he South, which at first had* proven a blessing by aiding hydroelectric plants to operate without coal, today had continued in such force as to flood rivers in Alebama, Georgia and Mississippi, causing thousands of dollars’ damage and at least five deaths.  Ten inches or more of rain at va lions points in Alabama and Geor yin, fair weather and a cold wave predicted for Alabama and Mississippi and it was believed the rains would be over in Georgia during the day.  The drop in temperature was ex ! pected to cause much suffering 1  around Meredian, Miss., where the Goods had left thousands of persons homeless after a rainfall of ten inches.     f   Another Case the Equal of That of Hardboiled Smith  m MIE MOW MVTHIN6 OF HOER  I The remains of West Wilder are I now at the Criswell undertaking parlors in Ada. Mr. Wilder died at I the home of W. P. Morris on the • Byrd’s Mill road early Monday morn- 1  ing. He and W. A. Lloyd of Ard-1 more stopped at the Morris home to’ ‘spend the night and Wilder became I very ill and died early the follow-! ing morning.  I It Is said that Wilder has rein-1 fives in Ada and Mr. Crisswell Isj very anxious to get in communica-l Hon with them. If any reader knows anything of Wilder or his relatives let him communicate with Mr. Crisswell.     f   CoL Yon Lettow V or beck, above, and Cot Avaloff-Bermondt  Col. Von Lottow Vorbeck, at tho hand of bio African troops and n fovea af 80,000 Gormans, recently crooned tho frontier into Lithuania, according to dispatches. They  ^^^^ara  opposition from  Finest emeralds come from Colombia.  Avaloff-Bemondt la the it_  - Haitian Baltic army which toited with tho Gorman army of  — Von dor Gelts in the capture rn raga. He now declares ho lo  PRODUCTION OF OIL IN  MEXICO ALMOST CEASED  By th« Assoc!«t€Hl Pros*  WASHINGTON, Dec. IO.—Production of oil iu Mexico practically has ceased as the result of the decision promulgated by Carranza and the general attitude of the Mexican government. Chairman Payne, chairman of the shipping yards, was told tod y b. *i ^legation of American oil men headed bv F. R, Kellogg of New Ye !:.  By tho Associated Press  NEW YORlt, Dec. IO.—Brutal treatment and even deliberate torture of enlisted men of the American Expeditionary forces are charged against Capt. Charles W. Dexter, formerly commanding officer of the 38 th Military Police Company, whose trial by court martial opened at Governor’s Island today. The evidence was expected to he as sensational as in the trials of Lieut. (Hardboiled) Smith, and Sergent Ball who now pre serving prison sentences for brutality to American soldiers in Paris.  By the Associated Press  WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.—The reso-i lution asking President Wilson to break off diplomatic relations with the Carranza government were abandoned today by republican leaders in the senate after the president had informed Senator Fall of New Mexico, its author, that he would “be gravely concerned to see any such resolution pass the congress.”  In announcing after a conference with Senator Fall and Brandegee of Connecticut!, that the foreign relations committee would take no action on the resolution, Senator Lodge said:  Responsibility on President “We want to help, but now the entire Mexican situation goes to the president. The responsibility is on his shoulders. Let it rest there.” Passage of the resolution, the president wrote Senator Fall, would “constiute a reversal of our constitutional practice, which might lead to very grave confusion in regard to the guidance of our foreign affairs.”  Declaring that the initiative in directing relations with foreign governments was assigned by the constitution “to the executive and to the executive only,” Mr. Wilson said he was confident that “the only safe course” was “to adhere to the prescribed method of the constitution.” Fall Takes Issue.  “We might go very far afield if we departed from it,” he said.  Senator Fall in a statement tonight took issue with the president that the senate could not advise oni matters affecting relations with for-! eign governments until requested to do so by the president, and said there were precedents to support him. He also said he would again; request the committee to postpone action on his resolution “or upon any phase of the Mexican matter” until the president had had, time to give the subject his consideration.    |  Before the president dispatched his letter, the senate foreign rala-tions committee held an hour’s session for discussion of the Mexican situation including the Carranza oil decrees, which have been the subject of diplomatic correspondence be-iween the United States and Mexico, hut at the suggestion of Senator Fall, action on his resolution was deferred until the president had expressed his views.  Data Made Public.  Senator Fall tonight made public the memorandum which he sent the president dealing with the results of the investigation of the senate! committee, of which the New Mexico senator is chairman. Part of this information was given Mr. Wilson last Friday by Senator Fall, when lie and Senator Hitchcock, democrat, Nebraska, called at the White House to discuss the Fall resolution.  Mr. Wilsons statement in his letter. that what the New Mexico sen-; aior had told him of the I»ivesti-j gation ''prepared” him to find in the memorandum matter of “the greatest importance” was interpreted' by some senators as meaning that the president had not yet had time lo study Mr. Fall’s report.  Wilson Plan Unknown*. Senators also noted that the president’s letter gave no indication as to whether a change of the ad-; ministration’s attitude toward Mexico! was under consideration, t  During the day the state depart-! raent was advised by the American! embassy at Mexico City that Car-i ranza’s reply to the American note renewing the'request for the release; of Consular Agent Jenkins was to be handed to the American charge today. The reply had not been received at the state department tonight.  Jenkins Probe Continues. Meantime the investigation into the liberation of Jenkins on bail last week was continuing.  WEATHER FORECAST  Probably fair tonight and Thursday, with rising temperature.  WINS rim BIG PRIZE  PORT DURWIN, Australia, Dec. IO.—Capt. Ross Smith, the Australian aviator, arrived here today from England, thus winning the first prize of 10,000 pounds sterling offered for the first aviator to make the voyage. Capt. Ross Smith left Hounslow aviation field near London at nine o’clock November 12 on his flight to Australia. On November 18 he reached Cairo, Egypt, and the next day he continued his flight, reaching Delhi, India, on November 23. From there bo continued eastward until be reached Rangoon, turning southward at that city and making a number of stops along the Malay peninsula.  Port Durwin is close to the northern coast pit of Australia, being near the town of Paterson.  By the Associated Press  WASHINGTON, Dec.    9.—There  can be no permanent industrial peace that is not based on industrial justice, Secretary Wilson declared today in his annual report. Reviewing the present disturbed industrial situation, the Secretary said the means had been found for regulating all the other relations of mankind and that human intelligence could find the method of adjusting the relationship between employer and employe with justice to both.  Declaring that just as international wrongs might reach a point making war a necessity, so industrial wrongs might accumulate until they provoke an industrial conflict, the secretary said the stability of industrial relations rested on mutual counsel.    *  “Just as the peace of nations is promoted by frank and friendly intercourse” he said, “so may the peace of industry be maintained by the same methods.  “But this intercourse can not come about unless there is first recognized the right of collective bargaining. The public interest demands that it be universally recognized for the primary interest of the public is in peace.  "The denial of organization is a denial of the only means of peaceable settlement that the wage earners have.”  Calling attention to the present prominence of labor organizations of a revolutionary or lawless type Hie Secretary declared that the responsibility for them must fall upon the employer who opposes the organization of lawful trade unions. More and more do industrial disputes menace the public as well as employer and employe, the secretary said, adding that the right to shrike should be a means of defense and not a weapon of offense.  “The right of any man to cease working for another for any reason that is sufficient to himself is the basic element of human liberty,” he said. “The right of any person lo refuse to operate his plant at any L.„.c he desires to do so is the exercise of a property right guaranteed by the constitution. It does not follow that because these rights exist it is necessary to exercise them. They must nevertheless be safeguarded.”  Turning to the question of the high cost of living, the secretary said increased wages did not always bring the desired relief. Increased productivity, making more “material available for w r ages and taking the means of increased compensation out of the profits of the employer was the only way in which the standard of living of the wage earner could be improved, he declared.  Reviewing the activities o^ the various bureaus of the department, the report said 254,273 aliens came to American shores during the fiscal year ending June 30, and that 245,647 of them were admitted and 8,626 excluded. The number admitted the year before was 211,853. Aliens departing during the last decal year numbered 216,231 a8 against 193,268 the year before. During the last 7 years the Bureau of Immigration estimated that 36 aliens left the counry for every IOO admitted.  Aliens expelled under departmental process during the year numbered 3,068 compared with 1.569 in 1918. The total number of aliens deported, including those refused admission and 34 Chinese deported under the exclusion laws, was 11,-728 as against 8,916 in 1918.  “The number of admissions to citizenship during the past year was larger than any preceding year, amounting to 217,358,” the report said. “Leaving out of consideration the year 1918 this was a far greater number than was admitted in any two years during Federal supervision. Military statistics show 128,-335 aliens who two years during Federal supervision. Military statistics show 128,335 aliens who acquired citizenship after they assumed the uniform of the United States.  The United States Employment (Continued on Page Four.)  DAYS LEFT TO  HOP  REAP TNK  , ad*   

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