Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 08, 1910, Image 1

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. gga- roKTLAND. oregox: Tuesday, . xotbibeb 8. 1910. price five cents.
VOL. L.- y- UtOOJi i
Republicans Rest at
Midnight, Confident.
Majority Party Presents So!id
Front New Era Ahead.
Xtowrrman Spend P In Unt Side
Districts, Making Addresses la
Company With W. C. Haw ley.
Many .Mfftlnp Held.
Carry Inc their campaign aggreseiively
riffht up to tho last hoar. Oregon Repub
licans rested at midnight, convinced that
the new dar will bring forth a new era
of procressivj Republicanism and mark
the end of political combination and
The lat day of the campaign u the
most arduous of all for the Republican
campaigners. Volunteer worker were
bu- In every section of .the state. Ten
of thousand of cards were distributed
in Multnomah County alone. Big; maw
meetings were held In a score of towns.
Convinced a week ago that complete Re
publican victory could not be forestalled,
the Republican forces only redoubled
their effort In the interest of a decisive
That Jay Bowerman. Republican direct
primary candidate for Governor, has
more than countered the concentrated
attack of the Bourne-Chamberlain ma
chine, which is back of Oswald West, la
the current belief amor.. Republicans and
closo observers of the campaign. The
machine's campaign of vilification has
been carried to such extremes a to
brine on a widespread reaction, which is
taking; even Iemocrat by the hundreds
away from the Bourne protege. West.
The eterent.1-hnur cessation of hysterical
abuse by the Bourne pre has fsiled to
relieve the situation.
Minimum Lead Put at "000.
Seven thousand majority la the mini
mum set by Republican) In their fore
cast on the Gubernatorial race. At head
quarter of the Republican State Central
Committee yesterday a forecast based
on a careful canvass of the situation elves
Jay Bowerman a majority of from 7000 to
U.nrX His Multnomah County lead is
estimated at JSC by the County Central
Committee. At Democratic headquarter)
figures were indulged in reluctantly, an
even bresk being claimed for Multnomah
County and a majority in the state at
large for 'West of about 30r
That there will be an unusually
heavy vote there is every reason for
believing-- Interest in the prohibition
light Is Intense throughout the state
and will serve to bring; out the heav
iest percentage of voter of recent elec
tions. It is believed. Not even faulty
weather will affect a heavy vote.
This fact is taken as adding; to the
chance of a splendid and complete Re
publican victory. There are approxi
mately M Republicans to every IS
Pftnnrntt in the elate. Republican dis
affection has been largely wiped out,
efforts of the Bourne machine to bring
on a party rumpus have not borne fruit
and hence the claim of the Republicans
that the larger the vote the 'larger
their majority.
iH-morraM Deserting; Vfl.
It Is figured at Republican head
quarters that Mr. Bowerman could lose
' per cent of his registered party vote
and yet be elected by a handsome ma
jority. Eliminating 10 per cent of the
Republican vote as not being cast at
the poll, there will be tt.SOO votes left.
Deducting 30 per cent of that total
and adding it to the full Democratic
strength of t.000. less than 10 per cent
not votlnr. the product Is 41.SI0. Bow
erman still has left 45. J0 Republican
votes. The lead is supplemented when
the IS0 Iemocratlc votes, conceded by
the lemrcratlc State Central Commit
tee, are added to the Bowerman total.
While Democrats will concede Mr.
Bowerman but 5500 of their party vote,
because of the disaffection in the party
brought on by Oswald West's affiliation
with the Bourne machine, it Is claimed
by Republicans who bare . been over
the state that fulty tfoo Democrat
will bolt their party. It Is the con
tention of the Demoeratto County Cen
tral Committee that the integrity of
the Democratic par'? can be maintained
only by the elimination of hybridism,
political comblnationa and one-man
campaigns. It is In support of this
principle that West Is being cut by
hundreds of the rank and file of the
party that nominated him.
Cattlemen of the state, and especially
Eastern Oregon cattlemen, are taking
the most active part In th campaign,
and their activities will affect the totals
considerably. It is believed. Irrespective
of parry affiliation, tbe cattlemen are
fighting the Bourne protege and have
placed upon him th brand of railroad
supporter. Their action is Induced by
West's action in the last Legislature
when, in co-operation with the attorneys
for the O. R. N. and Southern Pa
' ciflc Railroad Company, he lobbyted
I against a measure compelling th rail-
iCoacladad oa rase -
Women Scream and Rcnl Takes to
California Mountain Brush In
Peace- Riders Rescued.
WEAVERVTLLK. Cal.. Nov. 7. Spe
clal.) As W. A. Goets was automobll
lng with women friends last night the
party was held up by a huge black
bear on the road from this place to
Douglas City.
As they rounded a point the head
lights revealed brnln. who reared on
his hind feet and snarled defiance.
Ooetx. at the wheel, attempted to turn
aside and drive around the beast. . As
lie turned off the beaten road a fore
wheel dropped Into a hole and the axle
snapped in twain. It wa Impossible
to move the car forward or backward.
.creamed.' After th bear
had gaxed In wonderment at the strange
spectacle for a few awtui moment,
he ambled off Into the brush on the
mountain aide.
A econd automobile party on the
way from Douglas City to Weaverville
picked up Goeta and his friend a few
minute later and conveyed them out
of th bear xone.
War Secretary Wants Aeroplanes
for United State Army.
NEW YORK. Nov. 7.-"I am greatly
impressed by the military value of aero
l. and shall urge their adoption
in the United State Army." ald Jacob
M. Dickinson. Secretary of War. upon
hi. arrival in New York today after his
tour around the world. Th Secretary's
visit to the sviatlon camp or tne
tvnrh imv perhaps Impressed him
more that anything; he encountered dur
ing his usvelsv
'r mu three flight In aeroplane at
he French military av.atlon camp at
Chalons," said he. "In one. I was op
more than half an hour aid the pilot
drove hi machine at nearly a mile a
minute. V'ic seneotlon wa superb. I
waa p-- l-tilarly struck by the command
the oil V. hid over their machines wnen
carrying a passenger."
Los Anftelc House Where Bomb Waa
Found Attacked for Third Time.
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 7 For th sec
ond time within a week Ore early to
day nearly destroyed a house which,
until ten days at 3. belonged to Felix
J. Zeebandelaar. secretary of the Mer
chants' and Manufacturers' Associa
tion. On the day that the plant of the
Los Angeles Times was destroyed a
bomb was found at Zeehandlaar's home.
Mrs. Elda Cloud and her seven-year-old
son. who were the only occupants
f the bouse, narrowly escaped from
the flames, which started some time
after midnight In the cellar of the
H. Hlnklcman. who bought the place
from ZeehanJclaar, said today that he
found in the cellar tbe remain f a
feather bed which he believed had been
placed there by the Incendiaries.
Men Cross Skagit River In Aerial
Backet, riungc to Death.
SEATTLE. Wash- Nov. 7. L. C
Thompson, of Seattle; George Bab
cock, of Clear Lake, and Joe Spangler.
of Van Horn, were drowned in the
Skagit River, at Van Horn. Skagit
County, today when one of the bucket
supports of an aerial tramway by
which they were crosslnr the river
gave way. dumping them into the
Five men attempted to cross the
stream In the bucket, which was not
designed for so heavy a load, and when
they were lialt way across one of the
fastenings broke. Ed Crow and C Con
radl, the other two men In the party,
clung to the rim of the bucket and
reached shore in safety.
Tbe bodies of the drowned men have
not been recovered.
Maid Carries Nitroglycerine, Think
it Water; Father Saves.
WASHINGTON. Pa.. Nov. 7. Totally
Ignorant that danger surrounded her and
under the Impression that she was carry
ing water, 11-year-old Mildred Anderson
today tripped along with two pall of
nitroglycerine, which had been prepared
for shooting an oil well on the Cemaron
farm near here.
As she carelessly rsrof tha pails labor
ers stood breathless 100 yard away, fear
ing every moment to see th child hurled
Into eternity.
At a quiet command from her father
the child et th pall down and was
taken out of danger. The men. unnerved,
suspended: work for the day.
Cornell Holds Mock Voe--RooseveIt
Named as It IS President.
ITHACA. N. Y.. Nov. 7. Henry L.
Ftlmson waa elected Governor of New
Tork Stat today at a mock election by
the Cornell students. The total vote waa
150 of which Stimaon received 1017 and
Dlx 663; scattered 70. Mr.' Put is a Cor
nell graduate.
The vote for President In 1912 re
sulted: Roosevelt 60S; Taft 400; Gover
nor Harmon 1S4; Wood row Wilson 364;
scattered it.f
K. & E. and John Cort
Reach Agreement.
Syndicate and Independents
to Play Same Houses.
Trust Attractions Will Be Seen In
Ilclllg as Well as In Rest of Na
tional Theater Owners"
Association Circnlt.
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. (Special.) An
agreement was reached today between
Frohman, Klaw. Erlanger and John Cort
whereby attractions of the former will
hereafter be booned in houses controlled
by the National Theater Owners' Asso
ciation.' This clears up the general
theatrical situation.
Official announcement of this agree
ment was sent tonight from the office
of Cort. It had been approved by Klaw
A Erlanger before being issued. The
production sent out by Klaw Sz Er
langer will be taken care of at houses
controlled by the National Theater Own
ers' Association and this will Insure
peace throughout the country.
The Shuberta. who are the third big
factor in the theatrical world, have all
along been associated with the National
Theater Owners' Association, and their
position naturally remalna the same.
In a word today's agreement means
that all the houses, big and small,
throughout the country will be open on
practically even terms to all attractions
that are available and desirable.
Local Manager Says Change Means
More Attractions' for Portland.
"This puts an end to the theatrical
war and clinches the victory of the
theater managers, and owners of ti.e
National Theater Owners' Association
in their fight to take from a small
group of men in New York the power
of dictating- to managers outside the
metropolis," said Calvin - Helllg, one
of the director of the National The
ater Owners' Association, and president
of the corporation owning tbe Helllg
Theater In this city, when the dis
patches telling of the peace treaty in
New York were read to him at 1
o'clock this morning.
Although he knew negotiations look
ing for peace were going on In New
York, he first learned of their con
summation through The Oregonlan.
"When Frohman. Klaw & Erlanger
first talked of building theaters In the
Northwest In opposition to those con
trolled by the Northwestern Theatrical
Association, members of which are also
members of the National Theater Own
ers' Association. I predicted that their
Oonrlud-d on I-sge 4-)'
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. BT
degrees; minimum, 30 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain, cooler, westerly
winds. - .
President Taft votes today and then sails
for Panama on Thursday. Pago 2.
Election of Dix In New York by 45.000 plu
rality predicted. Pace 3.
Country today decides on personnel of 62d
Congress. Page 6.
Drys close campaign with big parade, two
rallies and 14 street meetings. Page 18.
Prominent men of Portland argu against
prohibition. Page 9.
Roosevelt wlnda up campaign in New York
with prediction of Btlmson'a election.
Page 2.
Oregon Republicans keep up light to mid
night hour; retire confident. Page 1.
Election forecasta Indicate Democratic ma
jority In House and several new Demo
cratic Governors. ' Pace 1.
Light vote expected In Waahlngton; Repub
licans will win. Paae 4.
Home Rule rampalirn ends with big rally at
Armory. Pae 7.
Engineers of 61 roads, covering entire West,
North and South, expected to strike any
moment. Page 1.
Aviator Latham sails over Baltimore's sky
scrapers for S2 minutes. Page 5.
Big bear holds up automobile party on
California road. Page 1.
Belle Elmore Crippen reported alive In
America, page 4.
Frohman. Erlanager, Klaw and Cort sign
agreement ending theater war. Page 1.
Champion Beavers will be welcomed home
today. Page 8.
Ranking of Northwest and Portland tennis
players will be out this week. Page S.
Interscholastlc championship football game
on tomorrow between Columbia and
Washington High teams. Page 8.
Pacific Northwest.
Water system is bone of contention In fight
of Vancouver candidates for Mayor.
Page 7.
Woman's wardrobe burned In wreck, sounds
like inventory of dry goods store. Page 2.
Impostor arrested ss he draws fake check
for missions. Page 1.
Estate of man strangely klllel In Salem
found to amount to only 1300. Page 15.
Seattle women made dummy incorporators
In $10,000,000 Alaska coal company. Is
chsrged. Page i.
Msn killed at Salem worth only $800.
Pag 15.
Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern wheat farmera bold for ad
vance. Page 21.
Unloadlng of wheat at Chicago depresses
prices. Page 21.
Union Pacific prominent In Wall-street mar
ket. Page -1.
Ten Japanese desert ship when It resches
Portland. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
One man killed, another mortally wound
ed In attempted hold-up; Italian waiter
shot dead on streets, are murders of one
night. Page . '
Keren Jury disagrees; new trial ordered for
December 8. Page 14.
Broadwav bridge balkers get snother vital
setback. Page 16. -
Public ownership of dorks held unfeasible
by prominent shipowners. Page 12.
Prominent New York Episcopalian coming
to Portland to attend order of Holy Cross
Mission. Page 20.
John F. Stevens returns; looks over local
situation. Page 14.
Polling places open at 8 o'clock today.
Page 18.
Judge cleeton annuls bridge pact with rail
road. Page 12.
Milk famine threatens; dealers may sell to
cheese factories. Pace 13.
The Oregonian -will flash
election returns today on a
screen in front of the Oregonian
Building, beginning at 5 P. M.
The Oregonian will receive the
Associated Press bulletins of
the election returns from the
Eastern and Western states, and
a special service has been ar
ranged to cover every county in
the State of Oregon. The elec
tion news of the city of Port
land and of Multnomah County
will be completely gathered and
promptly displayed.
Dix Slated .to Win New
York by 50,000.
Illinois Will Go Republican and
Re-Elect Cannon. .
Ono and Possibly Two Will Go to
Congress From MilwaukeeDem
ocrats to Have Majority of 25
to 45 in Next House.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. (Special.) Unbiased
forecasts on the general political results
tomorrow, based on the best information
obtainable from East and West here to
night, is that:
The Democrats will a majority in
the next Congress of from 25 to 15.
John A. Dix will carry New Tork State
for Governor over Henry I Stltnson by
at least 60,000 plurality.
Ohio will be for Judson Harmon for
Governor by a plurality as large as if
not larger than that of two years ago.
Indiana Democrats will control the next
Legislature by a majority of 12 to 20 on
Joint ballot and Senator Beveridge will be
retired to private life.
Cannon Will Witt Again.
Illinois will go Republican by 40,000
to 60,000; Cook County Is In doubt with
the chances in favor of the Democrats
on net results; the Legislature will
continue to be controlled by Repub
licans; Speaker Joseph G. Cannon will
be re-elected In the Danville district
by a good plurality over W. L. Cundlff,
Democratic candidate, and the Demo
crats are likely to gain from one to
three Representatives In Congress.
Judge Baldwin, Democrat, will be
elected Governor of Connecticut.
. Wood row Wilson will be chosen Gov
ernor of New .Jersey.
The result on the Governorship in
Massachusetts i in doubt as between
Governor Draper, candidate for re
election for the third time, and Repre
sentative Eugene Foss. who at the
special election in the Fourteenth Con
gressional District several months ago
overturned a normal Republican ma
jority of several thousand by a ma
jority of SCO.
Socialists Going to Congress.
Wisconsin will elect Francis E. Mc
Govern, Republican and a La Follette
man. Governor; Victor L. Bcrger will
be elected Representative by the Social
ists in the Fifth or Milwaukee district
over Representative Stafford, and there
Is a chance that the Socialist- candi
date in the Fourth, a Milwaukee dis
trict, will defeat Representative Cary.
a Republican. The Legislature will be
strongly Republican in both branches, in
suring the re-election of Robert M. La
Follette "Jnited States Senator.
Michigan will elect Chaoo a Osborn
i Concluded on I-age 4.)
Man Posing as Heir to Millions Gets
Money From Liberal-Hearted
Vancouver Folk.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 7. (Spe
cial.) Just as he was writing a check
for $15,000 for Holy Roller mission
aries, Harvie Currie, who, posing as a
grandson of the late Sir James Currie,
of Scotland, last week obtained money
from charitably-inclined Vancouver
folk, was arrested today.
With Currie at the time of his ar
rest were two women Holy Roller mis
sionaries, and it waa indirectly through
them that he was captured. He had
spent the whole day in the mission,
waiting, the police believe, for night
to make his escape. When asked why
he had misrepresented himself, Currie
pleaded that this was his first offense.
Currie last week secured a meal
ticket from Rev. H. S. Templeton, pas
tor of the Presbyterian Church, and a
letter of recommendation to A. Hos
sack, a deacon and treasurer. From
the deacon Currie got $5 In cash. He
became acquainted with Mrs. Jane
Sutherland, who keeps a bakery, tell
ing her he was in need of money, but
that in a few days he would have a
remittance of $60,000. She believed him
and gave him $32. When he did not re
turn, she became suspicious and swore
out a warrant for his arrest.
Tonight Harvie Currie, Scotchman,
alleged scion of nobility, alleged heir
to $15,000,000, alleged grandson to one
of tbe most prominent families of Scot
land, occupies Cell 1. In the City Jail,
charged with a felony.
Mock Election in Pennsylvania May
Be Straw Showin.- Result.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 7. As an educa
tional feature of the suffrage, the
Equal Franchise Federation of West
ern Pennsylvania and the Allegheny
County branch of the Suffrage Consti
tutional Amendment League have
called a meeting here to discuss various
nominees for which the men will vote
Polls were opened in vacant stores
in the East End and in the down-town
section and all the formality of a gen
eral election was observed with the ad
dition that tea and cakes were) served
at the voting booths.
The rolls were open from 9 o'clock
this morning until 8 o'clock tonight,
and when the count was in, 619 votes
had been cast.
Five defective ballots were thrown
out and the result gave the Keystone,
or reform, nominee tor Governor 377,
Republican 135, Democratic 10, Prohi
bition 42, Socialist 48 and Industrialist
Mare Island Gets Word North
Bound Vessel Is Not Delayed.
EUREKA, CaL, Nov. 8. The wireless
station at Table Bluff reported early this
morning that a massage from Cape Flat
tery had been received there telling of a
fire aboard the steamer Falcon, bound
from San Francisco to Seattle. No de
tails were obtainable. The Falcon sailed
from San Francisco Sunday night and is
tonight some place off the Oregon coast.
MARE ISLAND, Cal., Nov. 8. A wire
less message received here says that
about 9:30 P. M. the steamer Falcon
flashed distress" signals.. The Snohomish
went to her aid and the fire was put out
at. 12:30 A. M.
The steamer then proceeded on her way
to the Columbia River. The extent
of damage was not learned.
Daughter of Late Robert G. Inger
soll Is Volunteer Worker.
NEW TORK. Nov. 7. Miss Maude
Ingersoll, daughter of the late Robert
G. Ingersoll. will be one of the non
partisan watchers at the polls tomor
row. She performs this service at her own
request and aligns herself with the EO
or more women suffragists who, at the
call of the. "Equality League of Self
Supporting; Women," have offered
themselves for the one election duty
women may perform. They have been
placed by the Republican. Volunteer
Watchers' Association.
Business Man Dies, Slakes Strange
Bequest to Friends. 1
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. Twelve friends
of the late Ratke Sledenburg, a busi
ness man who died here last October,
are directed by the. terms of his .will,
filed for probate today, to eat a din
ner costing $500 at the expense of his
The selection of the guests and the
time and place of the dinner are left
to his executor, with the sole provision
that the dinner must be eaten within
three months of the testatpr's death.
Secretary of War Returns, Bronzed
by Suns of Many Lands. ,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7. Bronzed by
the suns of many lands. Jacob M. Dick
inson. Secretary or War, returned home
late today after a globe-girdling journey
extending over more than three months.
Til talk about It tomorrow," he said.
Negotiations End; Vote
to Be Taken;
Railroads to Have One More
Chance, Say Trainmen.
Paralysis of Traffic West, South and
North of Chicago Seems Immi
nent Cessation of Confer
ences Conies as Surprise.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. A strike vote will
be taken among the engineers of 61
roads west, south and north of Chi
cago, following the termination today
of 'negotiations betw een the roads and
grand officers of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, which had been
under consideration since Septem
ber 26.
Wage increases of approximately 7
per cent and alteration of working
conditions stood between the negotia
tors. Grand Chief Warren S. Stone, of tha
Brotherhood, said today he believed the
workers' vote would be unanimously
in favor of striking. Immediately
thereafter, he said, a last opportunity
would be given 'the railroads to meet
the workers, and, If they ignored that
opportunity, within five hours every
engine west of Chicago would be
stilled and the fires drawn.
Division Managers Advise.
The representatives of the engine
men in the 25 conferences which ended
today were: Warren S. Stone, grand
chief; Ash Kennedy, F. A. Burgess, E.
Corrlgan, M. W Cadle and -i. E. Wills,
assistant grand chiefs, Bro. erhood of
Locomotive Engineers. They received
the advice of SO division managers of
the Brotherhood.
Railroad officials who heard the en
gine drivers' demands were: W. B.
Scott, of the Union Pacific; F. E. Ward,
of the Burlington lines; F. C. Batchel
der, of the, Baltimore & Ohio 1-he; F. A
Duram, of the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas; G. H Emerson, of the Great
Northern; T. J. Foley, of the Illinois
Central; F. C. Fox, of the Atchison
Topeka & Santa Fe; Grant Hall, oi
the. Canadian Pacific; H. J. Simmons, oi
the El Paso & Southwestern, and A.
W. Trenholm, of the Chicago, St Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha. . .
Working Conditions Disliked.
The whole question arose from the
decision of the engineers in convention
at Detroit last Spring.
The general working conditions, of
which the engineers complain, include
the following:
Drivers of the Mallet compound
engines, which do practically the work
of two engines and entail a corre
sponding responsibility and capability,
receive the same wages as drivers of
engines of much smaller capacity.
Engineers wish to be relieved of the
toil of preparing their engines for
travel and of caring for them after
runs. They also ask that switching
time be paid for on a different basis.
The magnitude of the question is
evidenced by a statement of the em
ployes that tne 7 per cent wage dlr
ferrence now standing between the
drivers and the railroads means, ap
proximately $2,600,000 a year. The cost
of altering working conditions would
be less than $500,000. it is asserted.
Concessions of No Avail.
"When the conferences began," said
W. B. Scott, chairman' of the confer
ence committee, "the engineers' de
mands approximated a 27 per cent in
crease. This finally was brought
down to 17 per cent. We finally agreed
to a 10 per cent increase, totaling $3,
840,000 for the 61 roads we represent,
and there we both stuck."
The following list of the lines af
fected was given out:
Atchison, Topekan & Santa Fe; At
chison, Topeka & Santa Fe Coast line's;
Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe; Beaumont,
Sour Lak & Western; Canadian Pa
cific; Chicago & Great Western; Chica
go & Northwestern; Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul; Colorado & Southern; El Paso
& Southwestern; Galveston, Harrisbiirg
& San Antonio; Houston & Shreveport;
Houston, East & West Texas; Indianap
olis Southern, Kansas City Southern.
Louisiana Western, Minneapolis, St.
Paul & Saiilt Ste. Marie; Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas;, Morgan's Louisiana &
Texas, Northern Pacific, Oregon Short
Line, , Quincy. Omaha & Kansas City;
St. Joseph & Grand Island. Southern
Kansas, of Texas; Eastern Railway, of
New Mexico; Baltimore & Ohio, Chicago
terminal, Canadian Northern, Chicago
& Alton: Chicago. Milwaukee & Puget
Sound, Chicago & Western Indiana;
Chicago Junction; Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha; Duluth. South
Shore & Atlantic; Fort Wbrth & Denver
City: Great Northern: Houston & Texas
Central, Illinois Central, International
& Great Northern, Kansas City Term
inal Mineral Range. Minnesota Trans
fer, Missouri Pacific. New Orleans,
Texas & Mexico; Oregon & Washing
ton. Oregon Railway & Navigation
(Concluded on Pace 2.1