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VOL. I.IV. NO. 16,832.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
JILL FIRST REPORTS
Chamberlain Likely to
Win by 1 8,000.
WITHYCOMBE BREAKS RECORD
Prohibition Gains and May Be
. Victor by 30,000.
MOST MEASURES DEFEATED
Jrya Certain to Overcome Mult
nomah's Adverse Vote by Over
state Returns All Tax Acts
L Lose Decisively. .
Election returns collected from the
state and Multnomah County and com
piled late last night leave hardly a
shred of doubt as to the fate of any
Issue before the people.
George E. Chamberlain Is elected to
the United States Senate by a large
plurality over R. A. Booth, his Repub
lican opponent. If the ratios, are not
changed In the complete returns It may
Withycnmbe'a Plurality Great.
Dr. James Wlthycombe has received
a plurality lor . Governor probably
larger than ever given a candidate for
that office In the state. It will range
above U0.000 if the present ratios are
'- On the state and .Supreme Court
tickets the Republican candidates have
been easy winners. Justices Bean and
McBride have been re-elected and
Judge Harris and Judge Benson obtain
the other two places. Judge Galloway
Is fifth In the contest, but without hope
of. edging out any of the four leaders,
and Judge Ramsey is sixth.
f For the office of Attorney-General
George M. Brown has been elected over
John A. Jeffrey, his Democratic oppo
nent, by a vote which is two to one
outside Multnomah County. Thomas B.
Kay also has been re-elected over B.
le Paget by a large majority.
There has been a tremendous protest
against the abuse of the initiative.
Every measure -except two aeems to
feave been defeated, some of them by'
a vote as high as six to -one. .
, Prohibition's Success Emphatic.
Only prohibition and the amendment
changing the qualifications . of voters
have pulled through, but both of those
have received large majorities.
Oregon has spoken for a dry state
With an emphatic voice. The majority
In favor of the amendment, it is now
Indicated, will go higher than 30,000.
With the- exception of Multnomah,
very county In the state has given a
majority for the amendment, unless
preliminary returns are grossly de
ceiving. Dry, New 18,436 Afceadi
The state at large will, overwhelm
the majority Multnomah . has given
against the amendment, for If the
complete returns show no change in
the trend of votes the state will come
tip to Multnomah County with, a pos
sible majority for the amendment of
With about 40 per cent of the vote
outside Multnomah County reported,
the figures-on this issue stand as fol
lows: For prohibition
Majority for , 16,436
Nearly All Measures Fall.
On the qualifications of voters the
entiment favorable to the measure
was about in the ratio of five to one
In Multnomah County and more than
three to one outside.
xnese two wnicn has a chance of adop
tion It is the amendment authorizing
the' merging of contiguous cities and
towns. Multnomah County seemingly
has given the amendment a strong fa
vorable majority. The state outside
Multnomah has gone decisively against
It. Owing to the fact that the vote out
aide Multnomah is twice as large as
that within the outcome is likely to be
defeat of the measure.
. Multnomah Totals Insufficient.
On several measures, such as . the
normal school bills, the dentistry bill
and city and county consolidation, Mult
nomah County has given small affirma
tive majorities, but it is practlcally'cer
tain that these majorities will be swept
away by the upstate vote.
The measure most severely punished
probably was the primary delegate bill,
or the so-called Assembly measure. It
was generally conceded from the mo
ment of its appearance last Summer
tht there was not a ghost of a chance
of its adoption. It has been defeated
by a vote of, about six to one.
, "Vicious Seven" Swamped.
All the "vicious seven" have gone
flown to fgnominlous defeat the $1500
exemption, proportional" representation,
tin waterfront amendment, abolishment
of the Senate, the sur-tax, the eight
hour, law and the tax for the unem
ployed. Measures that dealt with the
tax problem or proposed the expendi
ture of public money were uniformly
unpopular. This sentiment has carried
down the two bills levying a small tax
for two normal schools, one In Ashland
and the other in Weston. .
The following table shows returns
to far as counted from Multnomah
tConciuded on Faje 13.)
LONDON, Nov. 4. A dispatch from
Constantinople, by way of Sofia, to
Renter's Telegram Company, says that
the Servian Minister left the Ottoman
capital today, after confiding Servian
Interests to the American Ambassador,
LONDON, Sot. 4. Kins; George and
Queen Mary, accompanied by a small
suite, went today to Salisbury plain,
where they. Inspected the Canadian
troops who have been encamped In
this locality since their arrival In
LONDON, Nov. 4. The Turkish authorities,-
according; to a Renter's Tele
gram Company dispatch from Constan
tinople, via Sofia, hare begun to seise
the shipping lying off Constantinople.
The Porte also has ordered the extinc
tion of the lighthouse in the Mediter
. AMSTERDAM, Nov. 4, via London.
The Vosslsche Zeltuns; publishes a dis
patch from Sofia, saying- that Turkish
warships have sunk the Russian bat
tleship Slnop. -
BERLIN, Not. 4 (by Wireless to Say-
Ule, L. I.) Great Britain's denuncia
tion of the principles of the declaration
I London, It was announced In Ger
man official circles today, probably
will be followed by Germany.
BERLIN, Not. 4 (by Wireless.) Ac
cording to official information given
out In Berlin today, certain firms in
Amsterdam have been informed from
South Africa that the insurgents In the
Union of South Africa number 10,000
men. They have in tielr possession
qulckflrers and machine guns. The
English war supplies In the Cape Col
ony, are described as Insufficient.
- . a . -' -
LONDON, Nov. . "The . sound of
cannon has-been distinctly heard at'
Ghent," telegraphs the Amsterdam cor
respondent ,f the Central News, "and
there is every Indication that the Ger
mans are retiring on the whole front
from Bruges to Thlelt, IS miles south
east of Bruges."
CONSTANTINOPLE, Not. 4,' via Ber
lin and London. The - Porte has re
called the Turkish Ambassadors to
France and Great Grltain, the Charge
d' Affaires at Petrofcrad and the Minis
ter to Servia.
LONDON, Nov. 4. Renewed threats
of conscription unless able-bodied Bel
gians rally to the aid of the flag are
contained In an official proclamation
which. the Belgian government has is
sued in London.
. LONDON, . Nov. 4. The Foreign Of
fice today handed his pnssports to the
Turkish Ambassador, Tewflk Pashn.
The Ambassador will leave London to
morrow. - .
LONDON, Nov.. 'Admiralty an
nounces that one officer and 20 men
were lost in the sinking of Che British
submarine D-5 by a German mine in
tha North Sea yesterday. -
LONDON, Not. 4. Tbe British cruis
er Minerva has nomnaraea no AraoiiB
I' town of Dieddah (Jlddah), on the Red
LONDON, Not. 4. Applications were
issued today in London for the govern
ment's sixth issne of six months treas
ury bills for 15,000,000 S73,000,000).
There were again, large tenders at 98
2s lOd. This makes a total of 90,000,
OOO (450,000,000) in treasury bills is
sued by the government for war pur
- r V "
BERLIN, Nov. 4, via The Hague and
London. The ' Frankfurter Zeltung,
publishes a dlspntch from Vienna say
ing, that Torgut Pashn has been ap
pointed commander-in-chief of tbe
Dardanelles and the Bosphorus and that
Izset Pasha and Shukrl Pasha have
taken command of Turkish armies. A
large number of Turkish vessels and
recently-purchased merchantmen have
been changed into auxiliary cruisers,
the dispatch says. '
COPENHAGEN, via London, Nov.
A large German trawler has been de
stroyed by a mine south of the Danish
Island of Langeland, In the Great Belt.
The fate of her crew Is not known.
EGYPT IS SMOLDERING
Country Outwardly Quiet, Inwardly
Dangerous, Says Hollander
THE HAGUE, via London, Nov. 4. A
high official who has Just returned
from Alexandria, Egypt, says that con
ditions In that country are outwardly
quet, although inwardly dangerous.
He says that discontented people, un
der the leadership of Prince Mohammed
Alt Pasha, brother of the abaent Khe
dive, are keeping up a quiet agitation
while professing deep loyalty to the
British government and awaiting fur
ther developments in the Turkish Mo
"Foreigners In Egypt," says the offi
cial, "are living like tbe passengers on
an ocean liner with a burning cargo,
while the commander and officers keep
smiling and reassuring the passengers
that there is no dinger."
EVE'S TOMB BOMBARDED
British Cruiser Attacks Jlddah, Ara
LONDON, Nov. 4. The British cruiser
Minerva has bombarded the Arabian
town of Dieddah (Jlddah), on the Red
Jlddah, a town of some 30,000 inhab
itants, is the chief seaport of Arabia,
in the Province of Hejaz, 65 miles north
west of Mecca. It Is a picturesque town
with narrow and irregular streets and
houses of coralline limestone.
From the sea. the white minarets
show plainly within the walls of the
town and. give It a picturesque appear
ance. ' The'angles of the walls on, the
seaf ront are surmounted, by forts. In
the northern part of the fbwn is a tomb,
said to be that ,of-.Eve.r Nearly half
the population is Arab. Large numbers
of pilgrims pass through Jiddah each
year on the way to Mecca.
DEMOCRATS HAVE II
IMewlands. of Nevada.
However, in Danger.
SMOOT IS ELECTED IN UTAH
Sherman Gains Lead in Late
Returns From Illinois.
HOUSE MAJORITY REDUCED
Democrats Elect 226, Republicans
19 2, Progressives Ten and So
cialists One, With Six
Seats Still Undecided.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. On the basis
of the returns at midnight, the Senate
of the Sixty-fourth Congress will re
main In Democratic control by an in
creased majority. There is uncertainty
regarding Nevada, but the indications
are that the new Senate will consist of
53 Democrats, 42 Republicans and one
Progressive. Senator Smoot, Rep., of
Utah, appears from late returns to have
defeated James M. Moyle, Dem.-Prog.
Senator Newlands, of Nevada, , seemed
ins danger of losing his seat to Samuel
The Utah and Nevada Senators have
seen long service in the Senate anil
both have been in their states for sev
eral weeks endeavoring ' to overcome
opposition which had developed-when
the popular election ' of Senators was
provided by constitutional amendment.
Fight Hot in Several states.'
' In states where the fight was . hot
test, victory probably was assured for
Roger Y. Sherman, Rep., Illinois; Hubert
Work, Rep., in Colorado; James D.
Phelan, Dem., in California; Benjamin
F. Shiveley, Dem., Indiana; Charles
Curtis. Rep., Kansas; Warren G. Hard
ing, Rep., Ohio, . and E. S. Johnson,
Dem., South Dakota. .
Democrats apparently have elected
226 members of the House, Republicans
192, Progressives 10 and Socialists one.
Of the six- missing districts, it was es
timated tonight that the Republicans
and Democrats-might elect three, each.
Heaviest Republican gains in the al
most overwhelming majority were 13
in Illinois, 12 in New York, 10 in Penn
sylvania and nine in Ohio. . Progressive
representation in the House was cut
from 19 to 9 or 10. This resulted from
general collapse of the Progressive or
ganization throughout the country ex
cept fn California. " ' " . .
Contests which were - so close that
they could not be determined at a late
(Concluded on Page 2.)
INDEX OF TODAYS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, (4
degrees; minimum, 52 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northerly winds.
Four states vote "dry," two reject prohibi
tion. Pace 2.
Democrat says majority Is biggest ever
gained In "oft year., following tarltt re
vision." Paz. 2.
Democrats . have 11 majority In Senatss
House majority reduced. Page 1.
Washington drys have 12,800 lead In lata
returns. 1 ax a. ..... .
Democrats elect Senator la California.
Woman suffrage leads In Montana and Ne
vada, Is close in Nebraska and beaten in
Ohio. Missouri and both Dakota. Page 3.
Republicans elect 12 and possibly 15 of 2
Governor! chosen. Pace -8.
Oregon prohibition forces estimate majority
at 30,000. Fags M. -Republican-
leads m Multnomah County
growing. Page 1. .
Count sustains all first election reports In
Oregon. Pag 1.
Victory tor Sherman 1 Indicated In - Illtnola
Farts warned against too great optimism
over retirement - of -Germans. Page 1 .
Germans retiring In East Prussia. Fags 6.
German sea victory due to superiority of big
guna Page 6.
One German cruiser lost In Indian Ocean,
another sinks off home coast.- Page 4.
Gridiron fans may get "surprise when Idaho
meets Washington State. Fags 16.
Washington and luck defeat Lincoln.
Page 16. -
Commercial and Marine. 9
Northwestern wheat bought at advanced
prices. Page SO.
Record-breaking export sales lift Chicago
wheat market. Page 21.
Sailers taken at advanced rates for grain
exports, page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Judge McGinn enforces private bearing In
trial of immoral case. Page 8.
Great throns expected at Land Show to
night. Page 22. 1 .
New films at movlng-plcture theaters are
wonderfully realistic Page .
The Dalles and Ashland win apple and pear
prises. Page 7.
Tonnrir.ri '-nrtr Olt Crm tt Unn tn .In
, t V. C m .1,,, . VlnMlr fnm- 1 , vOTtu m.4
Pace 20. . .
Rhymes and - cartoons amuse multitude
watching The Oregonlan's election re
turns, paae 14.
Weather report, rdata and forecast. Page 17.
$700 TAKEN IN HOLDUP
Two Masked Men Bind and Gas Man
. In Downtown Saloon.
Two masked men held up the An
heuser Cafe, Second and Morrison
streets, bound and gagged R. E; John
ston, the bartender, and rifled the safe
of approximately S700 Just after the
saloon closed Its doors at - 1 o'clock
this morning. . -
- The holdup men secreted themselves
In a. small, pantry before the saloon
closed. They waited, until Johnston
had finished making up his cash and
after a terrific struggle, In which John
ston was badly beaten, tied his hands
and feet, gagged him and locked him
in the pantry. Then they went through
the safe and then left 'he sap oon" and
locked the doors from the outside.
78.00Q Tons Monthly, Food Needed.
LONDON, Nov. 4. Herbert C. Hoover,
chairman of the American Belgian
relief commission, today received a
statement signed' by the American and
Spanish ministers in Brussels to the
effect that vthe minimum monthly
requirements for the Belgian popula
tion will be 60,000 tons of grain, 15y000
tons of malse and 3000 tons of rice
AFTER THE BATTLE.
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Multnomah Vote Wet.
HURLBURT LEADS WORD 731
Waterfront Measures Lost
Dentistry Bill Is Losing.
$1500 EXEMPTION BEATEN
Chamberlain Now Has Lead of 4923
Over Booth in Multnomah; 'With'
combe Takes Iead of 7391.
Many . Precincts ' Complete.
Revised figures from Tuesday's elec
tion at 2 o'clock this morning Indicate
that George E. 'Chamberlain, Demo
crat, hasscarrled Multnomah County for
re-election as United States Senator
by approximately 8950 votes over Rob
ert A. Booth. Republican, and that Dr.
James Wlthycombe, Republican, will
have a final lead over Dr. C J. Smith
for Governor of 13,500.
Multnomah County will be carried by
the "wets" by a majority that prob
ably will be less than 4000.
17T Precincts Complete.
These estimates are based on com
plete returns from 177 precincts ' In
the county and Incomplete returns from
These same returns show that C. N.
McArthur, Rep., Is leading A. F. Fle-
gel. Dem., for Representative In Con
gress by 3147 votes, and if" he main
tains this ratio he will carry the coun
ty, which comprises the Congressional
district, by nearly 4000.
Horlbnrt's Lead Cut Down. w1
Thomas M. Hurlburt, Rep., for Sher
iff, is maintaining his lead over Tom
M. Word. Dem.. but his plurality has
been somewhat reduced by the latest
The 177 complete and 65 Incomplete
precincts now give him a lead of but
7S1 with , Word making gains In the
late- returns. If Hurlburt maintains
this lead he will carry the county by a
plurality of approximately 1300. -
The only measures on the ballot that
are certain to carry In the County are
that requiring citizenship as a voting
qualification and the bills providing
for city and county consolidation and
for the merging of cities. Abolition
of capital punishment also seems to
have carried in the county.
Normal 'Bills in Doubt.
The two normal school bills are In
(C.icloded on Page 15.)
Wednesdays War Moves
TURKEY has now definitely broken
off diplomatic relations with Great
Britain. France, Russia, and Servia.
Her diplomatic representatives In the
capitals of these countries, acting on
orders from the Porte, demanded and
received, yesterday, their passports.
Some of them already have left their
posts, while the others will depart to
day. Although no statement to this effect
had been given out, it is understood
that Turkey's apology for the actions
of her fleet In bombarding Russian
Black Sea ports and Russian ships
proved unacceptable to the powers of
the triple entente, in that Turkey was
not prepared to accede to the demand
that th'e German officers In her serv
ice be. dismissed and the ships pur
chased from Germany dismantled.
The powers which the Ottoman gov
ernment thus defied are already taking
warlike action against Turkey.
The British have destroyed Fort
Akabah, in Arabia; the Russians have
invaded Asia Minor and an Anglo
French fleet yesterday bombarded the
forts of the Dardanelles.
Now that Turkey has aligned herself
among the nations at war, speculation
is rife as to what the other Balkan
powers will do. Greece Is said to be
preparing to take sides with the allies,
while Bulgaria has given assurances
of her neutrality. Bulgaria, however,
is mobilizing for, as a Bulgarian diplo
mat said. "With Turkey in the. area of
the war, Bulgaria must be prepared for
The appearance of German warships
off the coast of England Is the latest
unexpected move of the Kaiser's navy.
It is probable that no serious raid was
intended. The Germans likely hoped to
Induce British warships to follow
them, and by laying mines as they re
tired, to catch some of the bigger
ships, as they did the submarine D-5.
The official .reports of the fighting
on land as issued yesterday, recorded
only advances at various points and
repulses of attacks at others. There is,
in fact, no great change in the situa
tion, according to these reports. It is
definitely announced that the Germans
have given up their positions along
the Yeer. having been driven out
there by the floods and the gun Are
of the allied troops and warships.
The Germans, however, have kept
up their attack on the allies' lines
around Ypres, where the British troops
are fighting. Although there is evidence
that the new main effort of Emperor
William's forces to break through at
this point, has not really commenced.
the Germans continue to bring up rein
forcements, and under the eyes of the
Emperor are probably preparing to
make another big . attempt to get
through to the coast.
The allies have said that they have
Just as good means for reinforcing
their lines as have the Germans and
express confidence that a new Attack
will prove as fruitless as previous
The Indian troops and the pick of the
English territorial forces have dla
tinguished themselves in the fighting
and come in .'for compliments from
For the trend of events on the East
Prussian frontier, reliance 'has to be
placed entirely in the Russian report,
as the German headquarters say
nothing about it. The Russians, ac
oordlng . to a Petrograd report, have
successfully met a German offensive
movement from East Prussia,', and the
Germans are retreating across their
own frontier, leaving large quantities
of arms and ammunition behind them.
In Poland, according to the Rus
sians, the Germans continue to fall
back, while further to the south the
Russians at last have the Austro-Ger-man
forces, forming their right wing,
on the move, and have occupied the
important towns of Kielce and San
domlr, and taken 200 officers and 15,000
soldiers and several dozens of guns
and machine guna
CANADA TO GUARD HOMES
Reports of Possible Raid Cause of
Activity in Montreal.
MONTREAL. Nov. 4. The removal of
many soldiers from the city, the. pres
ence here of unemployed German and
Austrian 'reservists and- reports of a
possible raid by Germans from the
United States have caused several prom
inent citizens to set about forming a
home guard of 3000.
J. D. Hazen, Acting Minister of Mili
tia, has .sanctioned the suspension of
duty on rifles for this force upon their
Importation into Canada.
ALLIES ARE NEAR OSTEND
Belgians Think Germans Are Pre
paring for Supreme Assault.
LONDON, Nov. 4. A Belgian Social'
1st Senator who returned today from an
official visit to King Albert said the
allies were how within 10 miles of Os
tend. He did not believe the Germans
were preparing for a general retreat
through Belgium, but rather for a final
supreme assault southeast of Yprea
The Senator estimates that the Ger
mans have 500,000 men in the vicinity
CURTIS LEADS AS SENATOR
Democratic Opponent in Kansas Dis
TOPEKA, Kan. Nov. 4. Ex-Senator
Curtis, Rep., late tonight claimed his
election to the United States Senate by
12,000. His Democratic opponent. Rep
resentative George A. Neeley, asserted
he would have a plurality of 5000 votes.
It was certain that Arthur Capper,
Rep., was elected Governor by prob
ably more tnan 30.000 plurality over
Governor Hodges, and the entire state
ticket was elected by from 18,000 to
20,000 otes. The Democrats have four
and possibly six Representatives in
NEWS FOE RETIRES
PLEASING TO PARIS
Expert, However, Is Not
GERMANS ARE CONCENTRATING
Ostend Held, Great Forces on
Move Toward Ypres.
BATTLE IS NOT DECIDED
That Allies Have Thrust Fresh
Troops Into Belgium Is Indicat
ed by Official British
News From Front.
PARIS, Nov. 4. What the Belgian
official communication designated as -
the "precipitate retreat" of the Ger
mans beore the advance of the allies
on the Yser River in Belgium was
pleasing news to Parisians today, even
though previous developments had
given the hope that this soon would
be the case..
The significance of tha move is the
chief topic of discussion.
Destination Causes Comment,
There is also much speculation as to
the destination of the Germans, as the
Belgian communication merely said
that they were retreating toward the
east. The fact that the allies retained
In this section the positions they occu,
pled the day before would seem to in.
dlcate that the Germans had not been
General Berthaut, the military critic.
In his comment on the news, did not
regard the retreat as a well-defined
victory for the allies.
Military Critic Conservative.
To him it appeared more like a fall
ing back as the result of exhaustion
and because tha Germans found It Ira-
possible to remain longer in the inun
LONDON. Nov. 4. Though the battle
of ths sand cLunes nay not be over, it
la not correct to say that the German
forces have been driven from the Bel
gian coast. Tl;ey still hold Ostend and
they are concentrating huge- forces In
the vicinity of Ypres. It Is there. In
the opinion of military observers, that
a renewed German struggle to break
through the allied line will center.
Half-Million Germans Ready.
From the coast to Lille the Germans
have 11 army corps, roughly a half
million men. The English papers point
out today that this situation . still Is
undecided and that It should not be
assumed that the Germans yet have
been decisively beaten in Belglum.-
That the allies have been throwing
fresh troops into Belgium is Indicated
in " today's official account from the
British front, r
ARTILLERY DUELS I AEC1SIVE
Germans Said to Have Abandoned
Some of Prisoners.
PARIS." Nov. M The War Office to
night made public the following offi
cial communication: . '
"In the north we have made slight
progress toward Aesslnes.
"To the east artillery duels at several
points of the front have taken 'place
without any great results, notably at
the west of Lens, between the Somme
and the Ancre. In the Argonne and- In
the Forest of Apremont"
The earlier announcement said:
"On our left wing to the north the
situation shows no change as compared
to yesterday. The enemy has drawn
back on the right bank of the 1'sor.
We have recaptured Lombaertzyda.
The Germans occupy, on the left bank
of the Yser nothing more than the
head of a bridge, half way between
Dlxmude and Nieuport. Whe have
abandoned, in addition to prisoners
and wounded - men, a considerable
quantity of war material. Including ar
tillery which was held Immovable- by
"Between Dlxmude and the Lys the
fighting has continued with alternate
advances and withdrawals, but with
the general result that the allied forces
made perceptible progress. -
"Between the Lys and the region of
Arras there has . been cannonading and
"Between the region of Arras and the
Oise we have made an advance to the
east of Le Quesnoy-en-Santerre, as far
as the heights of Parvillers.
"On the center, the German attack
which developed on the right bank of
the Alsne, In the region of Vailler, and
which resulted In our losing the first
slopes to the north of Vallley and to
the north of Craonne, was not - con
tinued yesterday. A counter-attack by
our forces brought again into our pos
session a portion of the. lost ground.
"A violent cannonading and spirited
German attacks were repulsed on. the
heights of the highway Des Dames and
in the vicinity of Rheims. There have
been no happenings of Importance be
tween Rheims and the Mouse nor in
the Woevre districts.
"On our right wing, in Lorraine,
there is nothing new to report."
GERMANS ARE SUKCHIXG EAST
Belgian Report Says Rearguard of
Enemy Holds Bridges.
HAVRE. Nov. 4. The Belgian Min
ister of War today made public an
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