Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
VOL,. I.IV NO. 16,830.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
London Also Doubts Sat
isfaction From Porte.
HOLY WAR SEEMS LIKELY
Allies Demand More of Turks
Than Recall of Warships
L From Black Sea.
BERLIN SPURS OTTOMANS
Sultan's Gunboats Gather
Near Entrance of Suez
Canal; Egypt in Danger. -
LONDON, Nov. 3, 4:23 A. M. A
"Reuter dispatch from Petrograd says
"la reply to a telegram from the
Turkish Grand Vizier expressing re
gret- at the rupture of the good rela-
tions existing: between Turkey and
Russia, owing to an attack by the
Russian fleet, Sergius Sazonoff, the
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs,
denied that the Russian fleet was the
first to fire.
Apology Too Late, Is Fear.
"He said he feared it was too late
to enter into pour parleurs of any
kind with Turkcv."
LONDON, Nor. 2 War bas not yet
been formally declared on Turkey. The
Grand Vizier of Turkey has apologized
for recent eventB In the Black Sea and
It has been Intimated that Great Brit
.in ts delaying hostilities, waiting for
eleventh-hour amends from the Porte.
The text of the Turkish apology was
tiot announoed. That it would be sat
lafactory and that amends would
be forthcoming is seriously doubted,
Nevertheless, in the absence of a. for
mal declaration of war, all hope has
not been abandoned, even though the
British press treats the situation as
Porte Would WItbdraw Warships.
A dispatch received here from Bor
ifleaux by the Central News says:
"The French government has issued
a statement saying that the Turkish
government. In reply to a note of th
triple entente powers, confined Itself
to proposing the recall of Turkish war'
ships to the Dardanelles and expressed
a desire to remain at peace with
Russia, France and England.
"In default of the dismissal of Ger
man officers In the Ottoman service,
the government of the triple entente,
however, could not hope that Turkey
would be able to maintain the passive
attitude which she offered to adopt.
Diplomats Demand Passports.
"The Ottoman government not hav
ing thought It Its duty to give, by
dismissing the German officers, the
mark of sincerity of its intentions
which was requested, the Ambassa
dors of France. Russia and Great
Britain, in conforming with the in
structions of their governments, de
manded their passports from the
Grand Vizier and left Turkey."
The Turkish Ambassador to Great
Britain. Tewflk Pasha, was handed his
The withdrawal from Constantinople
of the Ambassadors of the triple en
tente powers is regarded by the Lon
don press as being almost equivalent
to a signal for hostilities, which Tur
key has anticipated by a naval raid In
the Black Sea and. it is reported, by a
land expedition which has penetrated
Holy War Rxpected.
Evidence accumulates that Turkey
Intends to proclaim a holy war. Ample
measures, however, it is asserted, have
been taken by Great Britain and Rus
sia against this probability. One re
port is that the first trouble is ex
pected to arise in Egypt, where, it is
said, the khedive intends to ask Great
Britain for an explanation of her atti
tude towards Turkey. On the other
hand, the Central News' dispatch from
Bordeaux adds .that "Impressions" re
ceived there from Northern .Africa indi
cate that the' Mussulman government
intends in no degree to throw in its lot
with the Turks.
- Berlin says that Turkey was forced
to throw In her lot' with Germany be
cause the porte recognized that an
entente victory would mean the dis
ruption of the Turkish empire with
Costantinople, Armenia and Turkestan
going to Russia, Arabia to England
and Syria to France.
Berlin Offers Inducements.
On the other hand, in the event of
the defeat of the -triple entente na
tions. Turkey was to be guaranteed
territorially, to receive' aid in conquer
ing the Caucasus and Egypt and re
ceive, perhaps, something more.
The usual charges and denials are
being made as to the responsibility for
the first attack in the Black Sea, but
these are issued chiefly' for consump-
LOXDON, Nov. 3. A Reuter dispatch
front Petrograd says the prefect of
police baa issued an order expelling
from the country within a wets all
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 No Ameri
cans were Injured In the Turkish bom
bardment of Odessa, and the damage to
American property was Insignificant,
according to a report today from the
American Consul at Odessa.
WASHINGTON, Not. 2. Ghent Is lso-
ated from communication, according to
dispatch received by the American
Government, sent by messenger o
Sluis, Holland, by the American Consul,
General Henry Albert Johnson. ine
dispatch added that the American Con-ul-General
had ordered the consulate
at Oatend closed and had gone to
Ghent, where he was safe but without
communication. Officials here Infer that
the fighting was bo fierce la the coast
towns that all Americans have with
drawn to the Interior.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Nov. 2.
The Handelsblad of Amsterdam has
published a report from Chrlstlanla say
ing that the managers of the Nobel In
stitute have decided to gtvo this year's
peace prise, which amounts to about
840,000, to The Netherlands government.
to be applied toward the support of
Belgian refugees In Holland.
"LONDON, Nov. 2. A premium of 60
guineas per cent was paid at Lloyds
today to Insure against a declaration
of war by Italy on one of the great
powers before the end of November.
This high rate Indicates that the under
writers regard the risk as considerable.
PEKIN, Nov. A wireless dispatch
received here from Tslng-Tau, the for.
titled position In the German territory
of Klau-Chau, says the German attack
by the Japanese continues. No details
as to how the fighting progresses are
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. Russia has
ordered all German and Austrian sub
Jects to leave Russia within the next
two weeks, according to a notincation
r.ri-lvnl tod 1)1 the United States
LONDON, Nov. 2. A dispatch to
Lloyds' Shipping Agency from rara,
Brazil, says that the German steamer
Asuncion has landed there the passen
gers and crews of the British steamers
Vandyck, Hurtsdale and Glanton, wnicn
were captured by the German cruiser
Karlsruhe la latitude 1 south longitude
"LONDON, Nov. 2. Heavy firing was
heard off the foreland at Dover this
afternoon. Twelve live shells were fired
In rapid succession. The concussion rut
tied windows at PcsL A British torpedo-boat
destroyer could be seen out
side Goodwin Sands, and It was sur
mlsed that the British ship naa at
tacked a German submarine whlcn was
known to be in the channel.
LINE NEAR LILLE IS
BROKEN W ALLIES
TEUTONS REPORTED WEAKER
Germans Evacuate, Is
Progress in Belgium and on
Aisne Asserted by Paris
BERLIN NEWS "FAVORABLE"
Battle on Russian Frontier TJnde'
elded bnt Enthusiasm Is Ex
pressed Over Turkish Attack,
"Which Is Defended.
LONDON, Nov. 3. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Rome saysi "A message received here
from Sofia says that Bulgaria has or
dered the mobilisation of her second
line of troops. The first-line troops al
ready have been mobilised."
CONSTANTINOPLE, Via Amsterdam
to London, Nov. 2. The Servian Min
ister will leave Constantinople tonight
or tomorrow. '
CANAL PLOT UNEARTHED
Americans Keveal Scheme to 11 low
Up Welland Canal in Canada.
LONDON, Nov. 2. The correspondent
of the Times in Northern France tele
graphs that the allies have penetrated
to the north and east of Lille, which
he says, certainly has been evacuated
by the Germans, and there is good rea
son to believe that it has been occu
pled by the allies.
PARIS. Nov. 2. The following off!
cial communication was Issued by the
French War Office tonight:
"Between the North Sea and the Olse
the attacks made today, by the Ger
mans have been less violent than those
German Offensive Falls.
"In Belgium we have progressed at
the south of Dlxmude and at the south
of Ghelavet and we have maintained
all our other positions.
"In the region of the'Alsne a violent
German offensive between Braye-En-
Lanners and Vailly has failed."
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 2. The corre
spondent of the Handelsblad at Slui
telegraphs as follows:
"All German attempts to break
through the line of the allied forces
between Nieuport and Dlxmude have
failed. In spite of the greatest sacrl
flees, the Germans have not succeeded
In gaining ground on the other bank of
the canal. ---
Ostend Is Isolated.
Communication with Ostend la ' al
most completely interrupted. . Permits
to leave Bruges are no longer given,
but-tram cars still are running and th
German marine band gives dally con
certs In the market place. German sol
diers, tired of the war. continue to
cross the frontier near Sluis in large
numbers. They declare that It is no
longer a question of battles, but of
LONDON, Nov. S. The following Bel
gian official report was issued at Havre
"On the Tser front the enemy has
hown no activity. Their bombard
ment has been, feeble. Several shells.
WELLAND. Ont, Nov. 2. United
States Secret Service men have discov
ered a plot to blow up the Welland
Canal and the Toronto, Hamilton at
Buffalo Railway tunnel at Hamilton
according to Information received by
the Dominion government.
Every available secret, service man
In the employ of the Canadian govern-
ment and detectives of the Canadian
Pacific Railway were summoned today
to Toronto, whence they will leave to
patrol the tunnel at Hamilton and the
canal from St. Catherines to Lake Erie.
The canal has been under the guard of
Dominion troops since the outbreak of
the war. s
TOBACCO TAX IS EFFECTIVE
Emergency Levy May Be Paid Any
m. i . . i.
L 1 lilt: inuring vJtJiL-.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2. War taxes
on tobacco dealers and manufacturers
Imposed by the new emergency revenue
bill went Into effect today. The taxes
may be paid any time this month, but
th Government stamps will not be
ready for issue for the next two weeks.
A record of sales is available through
the international revenue tax.
Taxes on wines and beer become ef
fective upon the enactment of the rev
enue bilL The stamp taxes on docu
ments will go into effect December
HAITI PRESIDENT MISSING
Executive Leaves Dutch Ship bat His
, Destination Is Unknown. .
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. President
Zamor, who recently took -refuge
aboard a Dutch vessel at Port-au
Prince, has departed, according to
message from the American Legatlo
tttere today, but his destination was
It is believe he has gone to Curacao,
a Dutch island off the Venezuelan
coast. The same message said there
was no necessity of landing Amerl
can troops and that the city was under
$25,000,000 Reaches Gotham
NEW YORK. Nov. 2. Gold bullion
valued at $25,000,000. the largest slngl
shipment ever made by the United
States Government, arrived today from
Denver. The metal was delivered to
the United States sub-treasury. Su
cret service agents armed with rifles
accompanied it from Denver.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 89.2
degrees; minimum-. &1.2 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; southerly winds.
Spain and other nations extend aiding bands
to starving Belgians. Fags 8.
Allies fight on set plan In endeavor to wear
out uermans. Fage 2.
One million Belgian homes have been de
stroyed and 7,000.000 persons face starva
tion. aPge- 4.
Wintry blasts bit war sons and tales o(
suffering told. Page 4.
Turkish apology too late, fears Russia.
Allles penetrate- German line 'near Lille.
North Sea virtually closed by Britain, as
too perilous for shipping. Page 8,
Turks and Russians engage in battle.
All candidates vredlct suocess at polls to
day. Page 8.
Clarke Letter, manager for William Hauler,
repeats prediction that his candidate wui
wis. Page 22.
General Republican triumph at polls today
is assured. Pass 1.
Women at tea In' Eugene cheer ' Booth In
rousing rally In honor of candidate.
Page 8. .
Main party fight today centers about Sen-
atorshlp. Fase 17.
Dan J. Malarkey denounces Democratic
campaign of alander. Page 17.
Ben Selling says Republican Oregon should
send Republican to Senate. Page 2u.
Clarke Letter's figures amuse Republican
chairman. Page 13.
Heavy vote on measures expeeted in Wash
ington today. Page 6.
Republican rally at The Dalles jams theater
to doors, page 8.
Mexico now is republic with two claimants
or supreme power. Page o.
Wilson's candidacy for re-election assumed
by Democratic leaders. Page 7.
Aggie squad rests and coach begins worry
lng about game with Idaho. Page IB.
Malarkey, of Oregon University team, out
for rest of year. Page 16.
Secretary of State says 800.134 entitled to
vote today, page a.
Governor West's prison policy expensive.
Charles L. palmer is re-elected Mayor of
Baker. Page II.
Portland and Vicinity.
Wheat, rising from 2 to 4 cents, allows
highest . price of season. Page 20.
Portland pioneers celebrate at Manufactur
ers' and Land Products Show at Armory.
Page 15. -
Mrs. Margaret J. Blair in domestic science
lecture deplores table manners. Page 18.
Health Bureau's request for funds cut by
city commission. - Page 14.
Milton Markewlts charged with criminal
political libeL Page 6.
Portland ships egg containers to China.
OF BOOTH CHEERED
(Concluded on Page 3.)
OREGONIAN BULLETINS TO
NIGHT. Results of today's elections will
be flashed by The Oregonlan on
a screen - at Sixth and Alder
streets. . The return will cover,
the elections In all parts of the
country, but special attention
will be paid to the results in
A. special telegraph loop has
been installed In the room from
which the bulletins will be
thrown and the information will
be given, to the public without
delay. Oregonlan correspondents
will cover the count in all Ore
gon counties, and a large force
of men will collect and compute
the Multnomah County figures.
It will be possible to follow on
the bulletins the count as rapid
ly as It progresses on the prin
cipal offices and most Important
Monday's War Moves
ASTORIA'S WELCOME FERVENT
Voters From Miles Around
Come to Hear Closing Talk.
PROSPERITY DESIRED GOAL
Xomlnee Sounds Warning That Bal
lot Will Blake Mills Hum or Close
Them . Down as Electorate
Chooses Good Wages Aim.
ALTHOUGH Turkey seems to desire
to back down from her position as
a belligerent against Russia and her
allies, the powers comprising the triple f
entente. Great Britain. France and Rus
sia, have not yet accepted an apology
offered by the Grand Vizier for the
attacks made on the Russian ships in
the Black Sea. by Turkish warships.
An official statement issued by the
French government indicates that the
allies are holding aloof from settling
the controversy until Turkey agrees to
their stipulations that the German offi
cers In Turkey's employ by discharged.
The Turks have agreed to withdraw
their fleet from the Black Sea. but as
yet have failed to acquiesce In the de
mand for the dismissal of the German
officers. Thus Turkey's position in the
European war still remains to be de
If reports be true, the Sultan's forces
are not remaining quiescent while the
negotiations between the Grand Vizier
and the allle'd nations are in progress,
for an official communication from Vi
enna says the Turks and Russians are
in battle near Treblzond. a Turkish
port on the Black Sea, while another
dispatch declares the Turks have seized
Russian steamer at Constantinople.
The Servian Minister, following the
example of the British, French and
Russian representatives, is leaving
I REPUBLICANS SURE
OF TRIUMPH TODAY
National, State, County
Offices on Ticket.
BOOTH LOOMS AS EASY VICTOR
Election of Dr. Withycombe for
Governor Seems Certain.
29 MEASURES ALSO UP
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. x. (Special.)
The one great question for you to
One of the most important new tea
tures In the war situation is the an
nouncement by the British Admiralty
that the entire North Sea has been
declared a military area and that ves-
declded is whether, when you go to the I sels plying its waters will bo in grave
polls tomorrow, you will cast your vote danger from mines, which it has plant
fnr mnh.i- rtnri.. i r-v,i. in unless they obey rules laid down
r, in. "y th Admiralty.
In Canada, or In your own state and th6 Aamlraity, to offsot similar action
for a growing commerce in Canada or I by the Germans to the north of Ireland.
growing commerce in Oregon that
will make this entire Columbia River
district an artery of teeming activity.
"You and I both want to see the
whole Pacific Coast a hive of- commer
cial and industrial activity. It cannot
become such until w. :jet more people;
we cannot get the people unless we
provide them with employment, and
The Germans continue to strike hard
blows on the allies' lines in their en
deavor to get hrough to the coast.
Thus far they have found every road
blocked, but apparently disregarding
losses, they continue to attack. The
floods, the Belgian army and the Brit
ish fleet, having barred their way
southwestward along the coast, the
we cannot provide that employment sol Germans are now striking on a line
long as -our Federal Government fol- stretching from Ypres, In Belgium, to
lows an economic policy that cripples I La Bassee, further south in France, but
and handicaps all our Industries.
Good Times XTp to Voters.
"If we are to bring about that de
sired condition . we must change that
economic policy. It is up to you to
say whether that change Is made or
Such was the warning which Robert
A. Booth, Republican nominee for the
United States Senate, sounded to the
voters of Astoria and Clatsop County
in his speech UiIb evening.
Mr. Booth and Representative Haw
ley closed their campaigns in this city
tonight and a more representative and
enthusiastic audience never greeted
speaker than the one which filled the
Astoria Theater almost to overflowing.
The throng extended a hearty and vo
ciferous welcome to these two distin
Mr. Boo,th was Interrupted frequent
ly with applause and the impression
which he made upon his auditors was
a most favorable one. v oters came
from every section of Clatsop County
to hear Mr. Booth speak.
Representative Hawley devoted the
greater portion of his address to the
fallacy of the Democratic tariff, saying
it was an economic policy that eventu
ally would place our laboring people
(Concluded on Page 4.)
seemingly with no more success. The
stubbornness of the fighting along this
line may be gathered from the fact that
the town of Messines. which the Ger
mans now occupy, has been taken and
retaken no less than four times since
last Saturday, each time with enormous
losses in killed or wounded.
Attacks also have been made along
the entire battle front as far east as
the Vosges region, but, according to
the French report,' with' the Germans
having- no more success than In the
The belief is growing in London, and
it also has been expressed by those
returning from Belgium, that the Ger
mans are making a last effort to get
through to the coast, and if that fails
they will fall back to positions which
they have prepared in Central Belgium.
Victory hy Party That Is Foremost
in Registration Is Indicated.
Women Voting at General Elec
tion for First Time, Factor.
Vote ra;) .
V THE A MYSELP . I
REPUBLICAN I Ky Ljfc
I STRAIGHT W
-i, I Bill . ViX35St?S1S) NUN.mSA-?fr '
Although the fighting is continuous
on the East Prussian frontier, in Po
land and in Galicia, there is no im
portant change in the situation, and It
is believed none is likely until the
Russian armies come up with the Ger
mans, who are retiring from the Vis
tula toward the Warthe River. On this
river it is considered likely that an
other big battle will be fought.
The backbone- of the rebellion in
South Africa seems to be broken
Colonel Maritz's command in the North
ern cape province has been defeated
completely. Several of the raiders and
most of their men have been captured.
General Beyers is In flight and General
Do Wet has opened negotiations for
surrender, it is said.
The German cruiser Karlsruhe has
added three more British steamers to
her list of captures in the Atlantic,
one of them, the van uycK, being a
vessel of about 10,000 tons.
There were reports today of naval
activity in the Straits of Dover. A
dispatch from Dover said a British
torpedo-boat destroyer was observed to
be in action, apparently against a
Concerning the campaign In Egypt.
England feels that In Lord Kitchener
sho has just the man to meet the situa.
tlon, for no European perhaps has
better knowledge of the country than
he. If reports that the Turkish In
vasion of Egypt Is well, under way are
true, picturesque forces mounted on
camels and horses probably already
have crossed the frontier.
Turkey, it is argued, would endeavor
to accomplish the invasion of Egypt,
the blockading of the Suez Canal and
the Btlrring up of a holy war among
the 70,000,000 Mohammedans In India,
as well as among these religionists in
Egypt. It is this last contingency
which Great Britain regards with the
The week is likely to see the
crystallization of the sentiment in Italy
and the Balkan states. In one way or
another, as regards Turkey's entrance
I into the conflict.
WOMEN FIGHT WITH MEN
Many Prove Heroic in Battle and
Some Often Are Wounded.
LONDON. 3:45 A. M., Nov. 8. The
correspondent of the Morning Post, in
Petrograd. sends the following:
"The number of women coming back
wounded from the Russian front proves
that the contingent of adventurous fe-
I males on the firing lines is consider
able. These women as a general rule
cut their hair, assume a soldier's unl
form and get away secretly with the
i connivance of friends among the sol
"A Cossack girl trooperHelen Choba,
went with the full knowledge and per
mission of the authorities, having long
I been distinguished as a horsewoman.
swordswoman and marks woman.
"Colonel Tomilobbskay's daughter.
who in male uniform on the Augustowo
front distinguished herself as a scout
leader, has been wounded three times."
TODAY'S ELECTION IN BRIEF.
Pollj open S A. M. to 8 P. M.
Qualifications of voters Any reg
istered man or woman or any
unregistered citizen whose voting
qualifications are sworn to by six
Offices, to be filled National.
Senator and Congressman; State.
Governor, Treasurer, four members
Supreme Court. Attorney-General.
Superintendent Public Instruction.
Engineer, Labor Commissioner, Rail
road Commissioner, Water Commis
sioner, Circuit Judges, members of
State Legislature: County, two Com
missioners, Sheriff, clerk. Treasurer.
Audltpr, Surveyor, Coroner, three
Instrlct Judges, Constable.
Measures to be voted on Ten re
referred to people by Legislative
Assembly and 19 initiated by petition
of the people.
This Is the first state-wide election
In which women will vote.
The Oregonlan will flash returns
from the state and local election as
well as from the Eastern states on
Sixth street, opposite Oregonlan
A complete list of polling places
and locations is printed on page 34.
Oregon voters today will elect a full
set of state officials. Including the
Legislature, representation In the Na
tional Congress, and in their respective
counties, officials to handle their local
They also will vote on 19 Initiative
measures and 10 measures referred to'
them by the Legislature. Among the
initiative measures greatest interest
centers in that providing for state
wide prohibition. On this the tight has
been hard and the result is in doubt.
Republican Victory Koreaeen.
Now that the campaign battles have
been fought and partisan feelings os
tensibly have been laid aside, it is ap- .
parent that Oregon will vindicate its
political preference expressed by the
registration figures and return Re
publicans to power.
The election by a large plurality of
Dr. James Withycombe, of Corvallls.
the Republican nominee for Governor,
seems assured. The state probably
will elect Robert A. Booth, of Eugene,
for United States Senator to succeed
George E. Chamberlain. Democrat, who
is aspiring for re-election, and seems
certain to send a full Republican dele
gation to the lower house of Congress
W. C. Hawley, In the First District;
N. J. Sinnott, in the Second District,
and C N. McArthur. in the Third Dis
Republican Legislature Assured.
The Legislature again will be Re
publican. A full representation in the
lower house must be chosen today, as
well as 15 of the 30 members of the
State Senate. Of the holdover Sena
tors all but three are Republican.
Other than for the Governorship the
Democrats have made no determined
campaign for any of the state offices,
it is a foregone conclusion, therefore,
that the following Republican nomi
nees will be elected:
Thomas B. Kay, State Treasurer;
Henry J. Bean, Henry L. Benson, Law
rence T. Harris and Thomas A. Mc
Bride, Justices of the Supreme Court;
George M. Brown, of Roseburg. Attorney-General;
J. A. Churchill, of Baker, .
State Superintendent of Public In
struction; John H. Lewis, of Salem,
State Engineer; O. P. Hoff, of Port
land, State' Labor Commissioner, and
Frank J. Miller, of Albany, member of
the State Railroad Commission.
In Multnomah County the only con
test has been for tne office of Sheriff.
Thomas M. Hurlburt, the Republican
nominee. Is bitterly opposed by Tom
M. Word, . the Democratic incumbent.
Hurlburt has a strong personal fol- -lowing.
Is supported by the working
men and is largely favored for the
Gantenbein Picked to Win.
For Judge of the Circuit Court, C. U.
Gantenbein, the Republican nominee, is
expected to win over John Van Zante,
his Democratlo opponent.
Multnomah County will elect one
member of the State Senate this year.
Arthur Langguth, Republican, seems to
be the choice of the voters.
In the Thirteenth Senatorial District,
comprising Clackamas. Columbia and
Multnomah counties, the Republican
candidate. George M. McBride. of Port
land, doubtless will win.
Roscoe P. Hurst, a Democrat, seems
sure of election as Representative In
the lower house of the Legislature from
the Multnomah-Clackamas joint dis
trict. C. M. Hurlburt, the Republican
candidate, has been disqunlified for the
(Concluded on Page 2.)
(Concluded on case 2.)