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TIH5 MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1914.
DRYS SAY VICTORY.
IS THEIRS BY 12,000
Returns From Country Pre
cincts Are Encouraging
and Gain Is Expected.
REPUBLICAN STATE CANDIDATES WHO APPARENTLY HAVE MADE CLEAN SWEEP.
WOMEN'S VOTE RELIED ON
Towns Not Regarded as Prohibition
Advocates Reporting Big Anti
Suloon Vote and Fight Is
Close in Wet Zones.
At 1 o'clock this morning the Pro
hibition forces were claiming 12,000
majority. Scattering returns seemed to
Indicate that the country precincts
would deliver a large vote for the drys,
while many towns and county seats
were reporting strongly against the
One of the surprising features was
the apparently close vote in Multnomah,
Clatsop and Wasco counties, where it
had been expected the wets would snow
their heaviest strength. According to
returns received at the headquarters of
the Committee of One Hundred, which
had charge of the dry campaign, gains
were being- made where least expecieo.
and It was declared that if the pro
portion of gains continued a big ma
jority for the drys was certain. .
Big Gains Expected.
The towns of Coquille, Newport, To
ledo, Bend, Tillamook and Troutdale
were giving a majority for prohibition,
while the returns showed a close vote
In St. Helens, Oregon City and The
Dalles. Nearly all the Willamette Val
ley towns were expected to give a pre
ponderance of dry votes. There was
strong indication that Eastern Oregon
fwould deliver a substantial majority for
J. E. Wheeler, chairman of the Com
mittee of One Hundred, made the fol
lowing statement at midnight:
"From the scattering returns at
hand we have every reason to believe
the state will go dry by at least 15,
000 our prediction this morning.
"Of course, the West Side of Port
land is leading against Oregon dry, but
reports from East Side precincts are
beginning- to cut this down. This is
particularly the case as the count gets
down to the women's vote, which was
at the bottom of the ballot-boxes.
Astoria Vote EncoDraslDg.
' "Contrary to our . belief, Astoria is
coming far stronger dry than we ex
pected, the wets now having but a
slight lead. Hood River County, on
early returns gave 10 to 1 dry. fit.
Helens is showing wet, but every pre
cinct we have heard from outside the
country towns is strongly dry, Gilliam
County being two to one, Wasco Coun
ty the same.
"Tillamook County now has a strong
dry lead, while Lincoln County shows
a strong dry lead also. It is quite pos.
sible that the wets may show unex
pected strength in the country, but so
far this has failed to materialize.
"Towns like Pendleton and Baker
are showing more in our favor than
we expected. Returns from Linn
County and Lane County are coming
so strongly our way that ' any slight
lead the wets seem to have In Mult
nomah seems certain to be overcome.
It- is more than . probable Multnomah
County will be but slightly wet, if at
an. x neiieve we are quite safe in
claiming the state for Oregon dry."
Walla Walla Going Dry
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Nov. 3.
Unofficial returns from several scat
tered precincts in Walla Walla City
eem to indicate that the city may give
the drys a slight majority in this
county. The wets have already con
ceded that the outlying districts will
go dry. The Senatorial fight seems
to be between Jones and Black.
Taeonm Going Wet.
TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 3 The first
seven precincts reported in the City
of Tacoma on prohibition show: For,
91; against, 839.
One precinct on Congressman, Third
District: Johnson, Republican, 123;
t)rury, Democrat, 62; Warburton, 49.
Castle Rock Goes Dry.
CASTLE ROCK, Wash., Nov. 3. (Spe
cial.) Castle Rock today voted dry.
Jones is leading Black for Senator and
Johnson is away ahead in the race for
Representative. The Republicans .will
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J. A. Churchill,
Superintendent of Schools.
John H. Lewis,
O. P. Hoff,
for the people the repeal of the Under
wood tariff law. which must come be
fore we can look for any improvement
in the conditions which now surround
is certainly a source ot I MAN of affairs walked into pre-
whelming success of the Republican clnct 50, on Eleventh street be
party in the Eastern states, and, if we tween Morrison and Yamhill streets,
have Indeed lost the Senatorship in Ore- shortly before noon, and on identifying
gon, the remarkable change in the po- himself accepted with considerable
lltical sentiment of the East indicates amaxemont tno yard ana a balf of
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March 4. 1917. in spite of the bad ex- "Gee Wlllackersl" he ejaculated,
ample set by this state." I "Guess I'll Just take this home and
"While gratified by the incomplete I mark It and return it.'
returns of the election, I prefer to wait The election official accepted the re
until tne results are Known positively mark as a well-meant bit of comedy,
rl.r. Sn -r W Phamhrlaln I Paid little heed.
shortlv after midnight. Mr. Chamber- A voter who ad 3"st extricated him
lain was with friends downtown dur- self from being cramped in between
Ing the evening and spent much time! the 18 inches of Australian ballot
at the Elks' Club, where the "silver I booth, wherein he t had marked hi
Jubilee" celebrating the 25th annlver-1 ballot on a corrugateQ desk, asked if
sary of the founding of the lodge was I it was permissible, having overheard
held. - 1 the man of affairs' remarks and seen
Mr. Chamberlain was at home when hio depart. with the ballot.
Vancouver Goes Dry.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Nov. 3. fSDe-
claLJ-yVancouver went dry today by a I late last night.
Jiiajurtiy Ul lllFOTOB. XhS totals
Were: Wet. 1395; dry, 1809.
Wenatchee Remains Dry.
WENATCHEE. Wash., Nov. 3. (Spe
cial.) By a majority of 395, Wenatchee
today voted to continue in the dry col
umn for another two years.
Cathlamet Wet by Four Votes.
CATHLAMET, Wash., Nor. 3. (Spe
cial.) At the local option, election here
today the wets won by a majority of
four. The total vote cast was 154.
Camas Remains Dry.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Nov. 3. (Spe
today voted to remain
&100RES YET HOPEFUL
BOOTH'S DEFEAT NOT ADMITTED
BY REPUBLICAN LEADER.
Revision In Tariff Called Heed and En.
couragement Derived From Returns.
Chamberlain Walts for More News.
he declined to state future plans, pre
ferring pot to be premature.
"I am very well satisfied with results
as far as known at the present time,
asserted C N.- Mc Arthur, Republican
nominee for Congress from this district.
Yet I don't wish to
make any rash prediction as to my t u
ture plans until my election is assured
1 shall know better "tomorrow whether
or not I am to have the honor of repre
senting the people of this district In
"Early returns are very gratifying,
and if elected I intend to stand squarely
on the platform which-1 presented to
the voters," declared Thomasv.M. Hurl
burt. candidate for Sheriff- of Mult
nomah County, when informed last
night of a lead of several hundred votes
over Tom Word.
"I will not back down In a single
representation I have made to the
voters, If final returns should show me
that 1 am their choice." ne said
When informed over the telephone
at Corvallls last night of his election,
Dr. James Wlthycombe said:
"I am profoundly grateful to the
citizens of Oregon for their confidence
in me as expressed so magnificently
in the vote today,
"It will be my purpose and ambition
as Governor to give the state a clean,
dignified administration and to work
for the moral, educational and In
dustrial uplift of - our people, to the
end that they . may enjoy the largest
measure of prosperity and happiness.
HAXLEY IS SECOND AT H05ttE
Chamberlain and Smith Lead In
Count at Barns.
On -being informed that the man in
question had actually started for home,
one of the board members started ' in
pursuit and hailed him about a block
A little thing like running for United
States Senator does not disturb "Uncle
Bill" Hanley in his regular routine of
Promptly at 2 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon "Uncle Bill" retired to his room
at the Oregon Hotel and took his usual
16-minute nap. This is something that
he has not failed to do every afternoon
at 2 o'clock for more than 25 years.
His friends insist that his regular
habits and his blissful disregard of
trouble and care are largely responsi
ble for bis splendid physique and his
A sharp-faced little man In precinct
No. 34 carried his ballot .to the box
without folding it.
"Fold you ballot, please," an election
official told , him wearily.
"What for should I told It?" de
manded the little man, "Ain't you a
public servant? Ain't you paid tor
The man took the ballot unfolded,
"Yes," he explained as he folded it,
'But you see, I am not supposed to
read it becaus
The voter drew up to his full five-
feet six. "Then don't read it sir!" he
said icily. "Not that I care I'll tell
ye how I voted. Voted fer Booth, and
prohibition, and Wlthycombe! An' I
voted agin all the rest!"
A recipe for keeping on good terms
with everybody during election is told
by A. J. Robinson, membership secre
tary of the Y. ai. c. A. Mr. Robinson,
as becomes his office, is a strong Pro
This morning I went to pay my
grocery bill, said Mr. Robinson yes
terday. 'How s the election golngr
the man behind the counter asked me.
Oh. our side is going to win,' I told
'Say,' he muttered, as he passed out
the receipt, 'You have yer faults all
right, but you're a good feller too."
Folding table cloths and sheets. In
fact, the vigorous art of laundering,
stood the women in good stead yester
day when they came to wrestle with
the long ballot, which of course, like
all well-regulated ballots, must be prop,
erly folded before going Into the ballot
box. In the case of the long ballot.
It was not a mere propriety it was
necessity otherwise the ballots would
hardly drop through the alloted slot.
Women election otnciais in precinct
on Eleventh street near Stark became
demonstrators for the men, showing
them how to fold the ballot, on sev
to his mother and that was recom
mendation enough for me," she replied.
Dr. Burrows, of Oak Grove, thinks
the corrupt practices act has been vio
lated. He went to vote, and. mindful
of the weather man's promise of rain
for Western Oregon on election day.
took his umbrella. Receiving his bal
lot, he placed the umbrella In a cor
ner. When he had fulfilled his duty
as a citizen and seen his ballot safely
In the box, he turned to get his rain
shield. It wasn't there, and there was
none to take in its place. The doctor
gave it as his opinion that there must
be someone who is more absent-minded
than he is.
"And that's putting it mildly." he
She was a younr bride and duly
cognizant of the civic duty that abides
In a household. For the first time she
was voting yesterday, and of an em
phatic nature, she marked the ballot
with emphasis. Not content with giv
ing her favored candidates a cross In
umber and name, she underscored it
and then added a cross after the name
at the end of the line actually "double-crossing"
her favored candidates.
Officials ruled the ballot so marked de
Preclnet 70 Is in the basement of one
of the older mansions on Twelfth and
Market streets. The basement is cosy
and warm, being the furnace room, but
me iigni is very poor. The election
board worked all during the day with
lamps ugntea. ana tne voters them
elves with difficulty were able to -read
the ballot, especially the amendments
to be voted on. one man, whose bust
ness was caning mm, ana who was
trying to make time with the ballot.
became aggravated, and wishing to
vote "no" on almost all of the measures
turned tothe election board:
"Say. I'll Just put a big cross over
this end or the ballot. ' I m voting "no"
on ail tnese measures.
Well, how'd you vote. . anyway?"
chirped a Washington-street business
man to Mrs. K. J. McTaggart yester.
day about noon In precinct 37. on Stark,
Come on outside and I'll tell you,
smiled back Mrs. McTaggart who is a
keen student oi civics and not . to b
tripped up on technicalities In the law.
it s not gooa rorra to ten now you
voted in the booth, you know, Mr. So
Bill Hanley and Dr. Henry Waldo
Coe. Progressive National Committee
man, were discussing the weataer and
its possible effect on the rural vote at
the corner of Sixth and Alder streets
early yesterday afternoon.
I don't think our figures will be
far wrong," said Dr. Coe. "Of course,
you may get a few more or less than
89,738, but I think that is nearly an
Well, anyhow," said Bill. "I'm going
to start for Harney County tonight."
Why, aren't you going to wait until
the votes are counted?" asked the doc
"No, anybody can count 'em," said
When Constipated or Bilious Giv
"California Syrup of
One woman at cas arove. on the
Oregon City . carline in Clackamas
County, took 2Vs hours to mark her
ballot, and the election officials all
got nervous and wanted to help her,
but, heedful of their oaths of office.
There, thank goodness, that's done,
she said, as she handed her ballot to
the clerk, "and I must get back home.
ilf bread should have been in the oven
an hour ago."
Judges and clerks at Precinct No.
360 think they received the record bal
lot yesterday from the standpoint of
time required to cast it, the voter beln
a woman, who spent two hours and 10
minutes deciding as to her favorites
and then, concluding that she had mad
a mistake in one selection, asked per
mission to retnarK her ballot.
That required another 80 minutes.
she was actually two hours and 40
minutes in the booth.
Eighty students of Reed College voted
yesterday. Seven were not registered
and had their votes sworn. Nearly all
the students of voting age at the col
lege voted, most of them at the polling
place for precinct 111, at Forty-first
and Holgate streets, a half mile from
the college. Others voted at their home
precincts in the city.
"Yes, I voted wet, but I think it will
go dry," said an elector after he had
folded his ballot In precinct 236. "And
the funny part about my family vote Is
I that my wife thinks the same way I do
LOOK AT CHILD'S
TONGUE IF SICK
Look at the tongue, mother! If coat
ed, it is a -sure sign that your little
one's stomach, liver and bowels need
a gentle, thorough cleansing at once.
v nen peevish, cross, listless, pale,
doesn't sleep, doesn't eat or act nat
urally, or is feverish, stomach sour,
breath bad; has Momaoh-ache, sore
throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give a
teaspoonful of "California Syrup of
Figs," and in a few hours all the foul.
constipated waste, undigested food and
sour but gently moves out of its little
Dowels without griping, and you have
a well, playful child again.
xou need rv t coax sick children to
take this harmless "fruit laxative":
they love Its delicious taste, and it al
ways -makes them feel splendid.
ask your druggist for a SO-eent
bottle of "California Syrup of Figs,"
which has directions for babies, chil
dren or all ages and for grown-ups
plainly on the bottle. Beware of coun
terfeits sold here. To be sure you get
the genuine, ask to see that it is made
by "California Fig Syrup Company."
Refuse any other kind with contemnt.
station in Portland each was confident
of victory. Chamberlain went to his
home on East Tillamook street to vote
and Booth caught the first Oregon Elec
tric car lor Eugene, where he was due
to arrive at 7:40 last night with Just
20 minutes to get to the polls and vote.
He remained at his home In Eugene last
night to get the returns.
Cane on arm, a young, well-dressed
fellow fairly blew into the voting place
near Washington and Twentieth street
yesterday morning, only to find be was
the only man-voter present. The wom
en with their ballots well In hand, and
apparently doing a speedy but careful
job of voting, were getting through In
apple pie order. None doubted but the
man with cane on arm knew bis mind.
until, sheepishly, he asked tor a second
ballot, while several of the women
turned to look almost in derision. No
woman had spoiled a ballot In that pre
cinct up to that time.
An all-day prayer meeting in the on this prohibition question, but she is
cause or prohibition was neia yester
day in the headquarters of the Central
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
When the hour came for the close of
the polls, Mrs. M. Wilson, president
of the Union, said: "We have worked
for weeks and prayed without ceasing.
We feel that the cause is now safe
and the best thing - to do Is not to
watch for returns but to go home and
go to bed."
"Let's all vote for Mr. McArthur,"
said a prominent clubwoman to a group
of women friends as they were about
to cast their votes yesterday in an
"Why do you wish us to vote for
Mr. McArthur?" queried one of the
"Because I have heard he is good
contrary and is going to vote dry. But,
then, the women don't know what is
for the best Interests of the state, any.
how. you know," concluded the voter,
as he wheeled on his heel and wended
his way to work.
Booth and Chamberlain traveled to
gether from Astoria to Portland yester
day morning and enjoyed a pleasant
visit with one another.
Each of them had addressed a meet
ing in Astoria the night-before, and
they met at the Astoria station while
waiting for the train yesteraay morn
ing. As they had been friends for many
years their exchange of greetings was
mutually cordial and sincere. They
chatted together all tne way up on the
As they alighted at the-North Bank
DRYS SWEEP W00DBURN
Entire Ticket Elected and Saloon Is
sue Defeated by Biff Vote.
WOODBURN. Or.. Nov. Z. (Special.)
the annual city election held here
today the drys won a sweeping victory
by electing their entire ticket with the
exception of recorder and carried the
city dry by a two to one vote. A charter
amendment to purchase a tract or aina
for a city park carried by a vote of
853 to 347.
The following is the vote: Mayor
David Clark 644 votes; no opposition; M.
J. Olson, 40S; C. J. Rice, S68. The Citi
zen's ticket won over W. H. Broyles.
863 votes and J. F. Steelhammer. 303
votes on Taxpayers' ticket. U. H. Bee
be, recorder, incumbent, won over E.
Hardcastle by vote of 335 to 33S. H. M.
Austin, treasurer, incumbent, was de
feated by W. J. Mishler by vote of 281
The question of licensing saloons was
overwhelmingly defeated by vote or ii
to 485. The drys had effected a strong
organization and won out by persistent
tactics and house-to-house canvassing.
A complete change of administration
will take place within 10 days.
Centralia Lumber Camp Reopened.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Nov. 3. (Spe
cial.) Preparatory to the reopening
of its sawmill, one of ' the largest in
Southwest Washington, the Eastern
Railway & Lumber Company's camps
have resumed operations. The shingle
mill started a week ago. The total pay
roll of the company for mills and
camps Is nearly 830,000 a month, and
Its resumption . of operations Is
welcomed in Centralis.
The world's si-etet wireless station
has been built in Italy, powerful enourh to
communicate with North America and South
America when similar stations are ereoted
on thU -lilt of the Atlantic.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY.
SPLENDID large, outsida front room, with
kitrbanette; best location; heat. light,
both phones, walking; distance to city
proper; W" car or any TVashinston-st.
car from Union Depot. Winter rats.
V-'.SO, ;t.50. fo week: reduction by month.
676 Conch St.. at 18th.
GIRL wanted to mark goods in clothing
store. 20 1st St., corner Salmon.
"If it is -true that a Democrat has
been elected to serve six years in the
United States Senate, it is a decided
Democratic victory and a remarkable
testimonial to Senator Chamberlain,"
said Charles B. Moores, chairman of the
Republican State Committee, at mid
night. Mr. Moores would not admit that
Chamberlain s victory yet was assured.
"Dr. Withycombe has been elected by
an overwhelming majority, as we pre
dicted," said Mr. Moores. "The disap
pointing showing of Mr. Booth, while
we do not yet concede his defeat, indi
cates that Senator Chamberlain . has
been elected. The vote of Hanley was
considerably less than we had antici
pated. We estimated William Hanley's
strength at about 35,000 and figured
that probably two-thirds of that would
come from the Chamberlain strength.
There seems to be little dqubt of the
election of McArthur. .
"The election of Senator Chamberlain
makes it more difficult to capture the
United States Senate two years hence.
And a change In the, complexion of that
body is absolutely necessary to secure
BURNS. Or.. Nov. 8 (Special.) The
early count here gave NC. J. Smith 61,
Withycombe 64, Booth 20. Chamberlain
68. Hanley 43,- Sinnott 65. Phohibition,
yes 48. no 35; eight-nour-law, yes 19,
no 60; $1500 exemption, yes 20, no 59;
abolishing state senate, yes 18, no 65.
Arizona la Going Dry.
PHOENIX, Aria.. Nov. ' S (Governor
Hunt has carried the state by a prob
able majority of 3000 votes and steady
gains for the dry amendment in sev
eral of the counties counted on as op
posed strongly to the measure Indicate
that the state will go dry by a small
Vota Close In GiUlam.
CONDON, Or., Nov. 8. (TpeclaL)
Incomplete returns from two precincts
In Gilliam County give: Booth, 14
Chamberlain, 13; Hanley, 8; Smith, 8
Withycombe, 21: Evans, 8; Sinnott, 21
383, 11; 833, 6; 326, B; 327, 13; 850. 9;
351, 4; 320, u; 831, 19; S3Z, o; B23, 1U,
No iV! ThU isn't a snanshot of the croinErs-on at Grand Old 142 last night; r it's merely a
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sketch to show what even an ordinary player piano will do to get a crowd into good humor.
Anrl ;,Kt ImaalnP what fine. new. modern, genuine Autoniano Player Piano or one of those
beautiful and costly player pianos DeLuxe would do in the way of education, entertainment and
enioyment. Every one of these very latest and magnificent instruments is included in the Manu-
facturers' Emergency and Surplus Sale now being conducted at HUers music nouse. ine raciory
Representatives, Messrs Ellsworth, Barnes and Davey, are certainly cutting the prices down so low
that no home worthy of being called "Home" need be without a first-class Player Piano. Music
rolls are included free of charge with each player piano at the sale prices ana terms or payment
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are made so easy that even a number or telephone gins are arranging io uuy piayc jia.tu .wu
of -their savings.
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