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VOL.. L.V. NO. 17,01G.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Daly's Water Meter Flan
Going to Defeat.
ADAMS NOW CLOSE THIRD
Free Garbage Seems Beaten,
Jitney Regulation Carrying,
. and Suburbs Come In.
BAR BUR IS AUDITOR AGAIN
Returns Complete From 244
Out of 293 Precincts; 43
Per Cent Vote Is Cast.
RESULTS OP YESTERDAY'S
A. L. Barbur.
George L. Baker.
C. A. Bigelow.
Measures Apparently- Carried.
Changing- civil service rules.
Eliminating grade crossings.
Leasing dog pound.
Changing street assessments.
Erecting fire stops.
Annexing St. Johns. -Annexing
Measures Apparently Defeated.
Authorizing water meters.
Closing stores on Sunday.
Municipal garbage collection.
Portland; yesterday apparently elect
ed .George. L. Baker to succeed William
L. Brewster, and re-elected C. A. Bige
low. as City Commissioners: re-elected
.A. L. Barbur as City Auditor; defeated
Commissioner Daly's referred ordi
nance to install water meters through
out the city; rejected the plan for mu
nicipal collection of garbage; ratified
the ordinance to regulate jitneys; deci
ded to allow grocery stores to remain
open on Sundays; and authorized the
annexation of St. Johns and Linnton,
two of its most populous suburbs.
Only 43.2 per cent of the registered
vote was cast. The registration is
S9.150, and the total vote, on this
basis, was 40,513.
Baker's Lead Decided.
Baker has a decided lead over all
his opponents. He led in the early
count immediately after the polls we're
closed last night and maintained his
lead on all the subsequent returns.
The race between Commissioner Bige
low and William Adams, the present
city treasurer, for second place on the
ticket, has been close Bigelow led on
the early returns, but soon thereafter
Adams jumped into the lead and up
until 1 o'clock this morning held a sub
When some of the populous East Side
precincts began coming in early this
morning Bigelow regained the advant
age and seems at 3:30 o'clock to have a
lead that will be hard to overcome.
Breirater's Defeat Apparent.
Commissioner Brewster is fourth In
the race and is piling up a good sized
vote, but is almost certain of defeat.
Baker's Kirst Choice Enough.
Baker has a lead on first-choice
votes and on first, second and third
choice votes combined.
Adams leads Bigelow on first choice,
but Bigelow has a lead of more than
.r00 votes on the aggregate of the
If he maintains his present lead.
Baker will be elected by first-chotee
With 244 out of the 293 city pre
cincts complete, including all of the
98 West Side precincts. Baker has 13,
141 first-choice votes. The total first
choice vote cast for the 13 candidates
in this set of precincts is 50,470. As
suming that each elector voted for
two candidates for Commissioner on
first choice, this figure represents 25.
233 voters. A majority of this num
ber is 12,61s, so Baker has 523 votes
more than a majority, figuring on this
basis. Baker's total on first, second
and third choices combined is 15,667.
Bigelow has 10.690 firstc hoice votes
and a total of 13,167 on first, second
and third choices combined.
Adams received 8742 first choice votes
and 12,647 on the three choices together.
Brewster's vote on first choice was
748 and on the three choices 9519.
The other candidates for Commis
aioner follow, on first choice votes, ii
this order; Dr. George Parrish, 2450; A.
W. Lafferty, 2414; Ralph C. Clyde. 2217;
C. V. Cooper, 835; George W. Caldwell,
7H1: A. C Marsters, 739; Charles H
Otten. 470; J. P. Roy, 303; Boon Canon,
None of these candidates received
enough votes on the minor choices to
affect their standing.
Harnur Has Easy Itaee.
A. L. Barbur made a runaway race
for th Auditorship, which he has held
for eight years. He was elected on
first choice with a total of 20,915 votes,
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JAMES ELLSWORTH FORCED TO
Bl'RY EXECUTED MEN'.
Young Man Readies EI Paso Blood
stained and Leaves for Home
In This City.
EL PASO, Texas, June 7. (Special.)
Forced to act as gravedigger for
Villa's execution squad in Juarez for a
month, James Ellsworth, whose home
is ire Portland, Or., where he left two
years ago, escaped Sunday night and
came to the American side, hatless. his
clothes covered with blood stains and
slashed where the Mexican officers had
beaten him over the back with their
swords to make him work.
Ellsworth, who is 22 years old and
of good appearance, says ha went to
Juarez on a sightseeing trip when he
was arrested. He was forced to dig
the graves and witness the execution
of nine men during his imprisonment,
hauling each of them to the grave
from the adobe wall after they were
He left tonight for his home in Port
land, he declared.
CROWN PRINCE ATTACKED
French Airmen Drop Bombs at
Headquarters of Heir to Throne.
-ONDO.V, June 7. A dispatch re
ceived here by wireless from Berlin de
scribes an attack upon the headquar
ters of the German Crown Prince by
French aviators. They dropped bombs
and steel darts' and several men were
killed. Otherwise, the raid is de
scribed as having been unsuccessful.
A French official communication
given out the night of June 3 said
French airmen that morning attacked
the headquarters of the German Crown
rrince and that 29 machines threw
down 178 shells, many of which were
BERLIN HEBREW PROTESTS
Move TJnder Way to Deprive Jewish
Officers of Commission, Is Charge.
LONDON, June 7. The Exchange
Telegraph Company has received a
dispatch from Berlin by way of Am
sterdam saying that the Berliner
Tageblatt declares that the German
anti-Semitic organs are starting a
new campaign to prevent Hebrews from
becoming officers in the army after
the war. .
The Tageblatt, which is owned by a
Hebrew, is urging the government to
put an end to these attacks on He
brews. Inasmuch as German Hebrews
are "dying gloriously by the thousand
on the field of battle."
WHISKY SEIZURE LEGAL
Arizona Supreme Court Rules No
Warrant Is Necessary.,
DOUGLAS, Ariz.. June 7. A decision
holding that whisky shipped into the
state may be seized by officers without
search warrants was rendered today by
Judge J. M. McAllister in the Superior
Court at Tombstone. The court based
its decision on the ground of public
Two trunks filled with bottled
whisky were withheld because of a. vio
lation of the state law in bringing the
liquor from Texas.
BUSCH RELATIVE AT FRONT
Late Brewer's hon-in-Law In Com
mand of Dardanelles Fort.
ST. LOUIS, June 7. Lieutenant
Edouard Scharrer, of the German army
a. son-in-law of the late Adolphus
Busch, is in command of Turkish troops
in one of the forts at the Dardanelles.
Lieutenant Sharrer received the Iron
Cross in November.
The wife of Lieutenant Scharrer was
Miss Wilhelmina Busch. They were at
the Busch Summer home in Pasadena.
Cal., until a short time before the
European war began.
KING IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Condition of 'Ruler of l.reece Said
to Be Critical.
LONDON. June 7. A telegram re
ceived here this afternoon from Athens
by way of Berlin declares the condition
of King Constantlne of Greece to be
A cablegram dated at Athens today
"At noon today His Majesty's tem
perature was 37.6 degrees centigrade
SCIENTISTS ELECT HEAD
Mother Chnrch Cliooses Edward
Merritt, of Ohio, President.
BOSTON. June 7. T'-.e First Church
of Christ, Scientist, mother church of
the Christian Science denomination, to
day elected Edward Merritt. of Cleve
land. O., president.
Reports at the annual meeting
showed that members of the church
had contributed 1 127,667 to a fund for
relief of sufferers from th y war.
American Destroyer Punctured.
. BOSTON, June 7. An examination
made in drydock today of the torpedo
boat destroyer Downes disclosed a hole
in her keel sufficient to have caused
her to sink had it nut been for her
bulkheads. The accident is believed to
have been due to striking some sunken
object off the Graves while entering
the harbor last week.
VII I iSFFKS TRIIP.F
U UtK NUIb
Neutral Territory Is to
AMERICAN ENTRY IS FEARED
Explanation for Reported De
feat Is Offered.
LOSS IS DECLARED SMALL
No Supplies Captured by Obregon,
AVho Took Advantage of With
drawal in Accordance With
Peace Offer, Says Aide.
EL PASO. Tex.. June 7. General
Francisco Villa has decided to ask
General Venustiano Carranza to agree
to a neutral territory for a confer
ence to consider, the suggestions con
tained in President Wilson's note, ac
cording to a telegram received here
tonight from Colonel Enrique Perez
Rul, private secretary to Villa. The
telegram was dated Aguas Calientes.
"General Villa ordered his secretaries
to come from Chihuahua to Aguas
Calientes to draft the note to Car
ranza," says Colonel Rul, "and also the
reply he will send to President Wilson,
Villa's ministers reached Aguas Cal
Obreffon Seises Opportunity.
The Rul statement relates that Villa
decided to invite Carranza to agree to
a truce "to prevent further sacrifice
in the republic which might produce
intervention" that when Villa, In keep
ing with this suggestion, ordered his
troops to retire General Obregon
started in pursuit, '(bringing on a bat
tle in the station of Leon."
"This obliged our forces which came
from Silao, commanded by General
Villa, to attack the enemy vigorously,
dispersing them after inflicting heavy
, Villa Captures Supplies
The Villa forces have retired to
Lagos, State of Guanajuato, 38 miles
north of Leon, according to RuVs state
ment, "without the loss of many men
or any war materials." It also says
that Villa retains quantities of mili
tary equipment captured in the bat
tle of Silao last week and has ordered
some brigades south to recapture Leon
and continue the campaign.
Rul declares that in the fighting at
Silao the Villa forces captured a train
containing powder and apparatus for
manufacturing ammunition; that this
train was burned to prevent Its recap
ture by Obregon.
OBUEGOX FORCES WIN 1TEL-D
Backbone of Villa Movement Said to
Have Been Crushed.
WASHINGTON. June 7. (Special.)
Secretary Bryan received messages
from Vera Cruz today confirming re-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
71.0 degrees; minimum, 52.S degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwest wind.
Baker and Hiselow lead for Commissioners;
Adams close third. Page 1.
Winning candidates express gratitude to
voters. . Page 1.
Ballot measures unusually important calling
for large expenditures, rage 9.
Opposition to conscription bill in House of
Commons falls. Page 3.
Zeppelin destroyed by British aviator.
British military expert admits Germans have
advantage thus far in war. Page 2.
Russian reverse due to Japan holding up
munitions during Chinase crisis. Page 3.
AuKtro-Qermans expect to capture Lem
berg soon. Page 2.
Portland youth escapes from Mexicans.
Villa seeks truce for consideration of "Wil
son's note. Pace 1.
Russia and China sign Outer Mongolian
treaty. Page 7.
Delay of note to Germany due to President's
rare in presenting unimpeachable docu
National Woman Suffrage Association de
clares against attacks on party In power
by Congressional Union. Page 5.
Peace emissary from Holland in America
after visit to Berlin. Page 1.
Naval Academy graduates recalled as scan
dal grows. Page 4,
Plans for Festival outlined. Page 13.
Children's parade will be gay pageant.
Pacific Coast League results: San Francisco
6. Los Angeles 1. tNo other game
scheduled.) Page IS.
Boston shuts out White Sox and pulls them
out of league leadership. Page 19.
Boys to icet numbers and go over course
or i-oller -skate marathon today. -Page IS.
Three Jefferson High records are set by
girl contestants in annual field meet.
Winner of day's honors in Northwest shoot
misses only one bliterock of 150. Page 18.
Additional sports. Page 3.
Governor and State Treasurer ask, that En
gineer Departments' employes be do
creased. Page 4.
Patrick Clark, of Spokane, dies suddenly
at age of 65. Page 6. .
Commerrial and Marine.
Local flour prices are again reduced. Page 19.
War specialties advance in Wall street mar
ket. Pag3 19.
Smaller run of livestock at local yards.
Amateurs' wireless plants are being investi
gated. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
Federal Court will hold- session at Klamath
Falls. Page 8.
Charities fund reaches $1000. age 20.
New grand Jury Instructed to investigate
Judge McGinn's charges of "band picked"
list. Paiie 7.
Oregon bakers oDen convention and elect
officers. Page 14.
"Dairy Maids" and other clever skits delight
audiences at Kmpress. page 11.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 15.
Pantages bill pleases. Page 11.
Plea for bigger Army and Navy made by
Dr. James B. Bullitt before Chamber.
Page 6. .
Chauncey Olcott again delights Heiiig audi.
ence. Pae 6.
Anna Pavlowa. dancing at Baker Theater,
electrifies capacity audience. Page 41.
MORE DYNAMITE IS FOUND
Explosive Hidden Near EI Paso Is
Confiscated by Officers.
EL PASO, Tex., June 7. Thirty-two
additional cases of dynamite were
found late today in a deserted adobe
house near the spot where the Mexicans
earlier had attempted to transport 20
cases of explosives across the . Rio
Grande. The dynamite was confiscated
by the United States customs officials.
The case is being investigated by the
El Paso police.
A Mexican, who gave the name of
Antonio Villalobo, and was held by the
police, declined to give any informa
tion as to the' identity of his compan
ions. ROSE TIME IN PORTLAND.
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BERLIN ASKS PEACE
Hollander on Signifi
TRIP IS ENTIRELY UNOFFICIAL
Van Ghell Geldemeester Calls
at German Embassy.
SENTIMENT TO BE SPREAD
Prominent Dulcli Citizen Brings
Word That Many in London
and Berlin Favor Peace.
Kaiser Knows of Trip.
WASHINGTON, June 7. Van Ghell
Geldemeester, son of the religious ad
viser to Queen Wilhelmina of Holland,
has by a brief visit to Washington,
after conferences in Berlin wUh high
German officials, set in motion much
speculation in official nd diplomatic
quarters here about the possibility of
peace in Europe.
Mr. Geldemeester, it became known
today, saw Dr. von Jagow, the German
Foreign Secretary, and other members
cf the Imperial Ministry shorter after
the Lusitania was sunk, and received
certain impressions concerning the Ger
man attitude toward the war and the
ultimate making of peace.
OfficiaJs Know of Visit.
With the knowledge, though not with
the authority of the German officials,
he started for Washington in the hope
that informally he could portray Ger
man feeling in official quarters.
On his arrival here last week he vis
ited Count von Bernstorff, the German
Ambassador. The latter, learning that
Mr. Geldemeester had been in Berlin
and had been at the German Foreign
Office, gave his visitor a letter of intro
duction setting these facts forth.
The Ambassador asked the Associated
Press tonight to emphasize that Mr.
Geldemeester carried no credentials
from Germany and had absolutely no
official connection with his government.
Propaganda to Be Spread.
Mr. Geldemeester left Washington
Saturday without, seeing any prominent
officials of the American Government.
He started on a trip to New York, Chi
cago and other cities, with the idea of
convincing the editors of German-Amer
ican newspapers of the help they can
render in promoting more friendly re
lations between Germany, and . the
While in Washington, the visitor
from The Netherlands gave the impres
sion to those with whom he talked that
there was a peace party of some impor
tance in Great Britain, as well as in
Germany, and that what was most
needed at present was a continued pres
sure by the neutrals for mediation. He
intimated to some of his friends that
he feared his wn country Holland
mtgnt even De drawn into the conflict
if it continued, but was hopeful that
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BAKER AND BIGELOW
APPARENT WIXXERS IX ELEC
TION KPENH BUSY EVENING.
Policies as Commissioners Based on
Needs or All Paris of City
and of All Classes.
George L. Baker and C. A. Bigelow,
whose election as Commissioners is in
dicated by the count as far aa it has
progressed, passed a busy evening re
ceiving reports of the balloting. Early
this morning when the count indicated
that they led the field of 13 candidates,
they were outspoken in their gratitude
to the citizens for their hearty sup
port. With this expression, they
coupled the resolve to use all their
energy and ability in working for the
city's good. Their statements follow:
George L. Baker Returns up to the
present moment indicate my election.
I want to thank the people of the whole
city for the confidence that they have
evidenced by their vote and to say that
I am deeply grateful. If the final vote
elects me Commissioner I will give all
of my time and thought to the best
interests of every section of the city
and I want every man, woman and
child to feci that they are at liberty to
visit my office at any time and to as
sure them they will receive prompt and
courteous treatment. I want people of
all classes to feel that they will get
fair treatment at all times.
C. A. Bigelow If the final returns
prove that I am elected again to the
office. 1 will give to the city the best
that is in me, profiting by my past
two years' experience, and be true to
the trust that the people have reposed
AMERICANS QUIT GERMANY
III l-'eeling Is Reported by Arrivals
BASEL. Switzerland. June 7. Ameri
cans are arriving here from Germany
in small numbers. They describe con
ditions in Germany as disagreeable for
them because of the apprehension that
there may come war between Germany
and the United States. They say there
is ill feeling on the part of the people
against the Government and the people
of the United States.
There would appear to be compara
tively, few Americans in Germany at
present, except those of German de
scent. RAINS DESTROY CROPS
Downpour, Wind and Hail Damage
Texas Grain Heady for Harvest.
WICHITA FALLS. Tex., June 7.
Continuous rains for nearly a week
have almost destroyed grain and other
crops throughout this section and de
moralized railway traffic until today
Wichita Falls was cut off from rail
Hail and high winds added to the
crop damage, the grain almost ready to
harvest being describeti as literally
beaten into the ground and in some
sections under water.
PORTLAND MEN WOUNDED
Names Appear in List of Casualties
on British front.
OTTAWA, Ont., June 1. The name of
Sergeant Vernon De V. Stevens, of
Portland. Or., is Included in a list of
wounded issued tonight by the Ca
nadian Militia Department.
In the statement 102 names are added
to the casualty list of the Canadian
Private Leonard Charles De Beldevue,
of Portland, Or., is mentioned a3
GERMANY TO NAME TERMS
Conquest Not Object, Says Report to
AMSTERDAM, via London. June 8.
The Cologne corespondent of the Tyd
says a report is current that Austria
and Germany shortly will announce
their conditions of peace.
Emphasis will be given to the dec
laration that the Germanic allies are
not engaged in a war of conquest, but
seek only to insure the tecurity of their
territories, says the dispatch.
R0UMANIA THOUGHT BOUND
Berlin Says Treaty Prohibits Attack
on Teuton Empires.
LONDON, June 7. The following
wireless dispatch was received here to
day from Berlin:
"Political discussions in Bucharest,
Rou mania, brought to light the fact
that, there exists a formal treaty
between Austria-Germany and Rou
mania. This treaty, which runs until
1920, regulates the relations among
these countries and binds Roumania
in case of war, not to attack her al
lies." CRUISER DAKOTA- COMING
Secretary Daniels Orders Warship
to Portland for Rose Festival.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 7. Tele
graphic orders were received at the
Puget Sound Navy-yard today from
Secretary Daniels for the armored
cruiser Sduth Dakota, flagship of
Rear-Admiral Charles K. Pond, com
mander of the Pacific reserve fleet, to
go to Portland for the Rose Festival
xhere June 9 to 14.
Rear-Admiral Pond and his staff
will accompany the, cruiser.
BLOWS UP ZEPPEUH
Air Novice Runs Down
YOUTH HAS NARROW ESCAPE
As Dirigible Drops Biplane
Turns Over in Vacuum.
RAID IN ENGLAND AVENGED
Great War Machine Falls Blazing
to Earth, and All of Crew Are
Killed I'eat Is First of
Kind on Record.
LONDON, June 7. For the lirsst time
on record a Zeppelin in the air has been
destroyed by an aviator In an aero
plane. Reginald J. Warneford, a youns
Canadian sub-lieutenant in the Royal
Navy, who mastered aeroplanlng only
this Summer, has performed the feat,
and tonight is somewhere within the
British lines, while a aeppelin lies in
ruins, sprawled on the root and ground
of an orphanage near Ghent
Falling a blazing mass after bcire:
struck by the young aviator's bombs. Its
crew of 28 men were killed, as were
also several occupants of the orphan
age buildings. .
Wrecked Craft May Be Raider.
The theory is advanced that this Zep
pelin was the craft which raided the
ea.-it coast of England last night, for
the fact that it was in the air over
Belgium, between Ghent and Brussels,
at 3 o'clock in the morning, leads to
the belief that it was returning from
an expedition, not starting.
Dawn breaks early these days and
the hugo Zeppelin could be sighted far
off, and it is presumed that the craft
was headed for her home hangar when
Warneford came winging swiftly under
the gray skies.
The Zeppelin, which was flying com
paratively low, began to mount at once,
but the British wasp was speedier and
climbed into the air in long spirals,
reaching a position at length over the
German's vast bulk. From this point
of vantage Warneford burst the Zep
pelin's shell repeatedly with bis in
Long Pursuit Is Start.
Without parallel in this war or any
other is the story the young aviator
will have to relate. While details of
the fight have not yet been learned, it
is known that first came the long pur
suit. According to the Admiralty re
port, the aeroplane was 6000 feet up.
and to reach this altitude would require
nearly 20 minutes. The Zeppelin,
meantime, could drive forward ap
proximately 15 miles.
Then followed the maneuvering for
position and finally the dropping of the
bombs, from which the dirigible tried
vainly to escape. Minor explosions, oc
casionally, and at last one of terrific
force, occurred, and the Zeppelin burst
into flames. Warneford must have been
close over the dirigible, for almost
simultaneously with the outburst his
machine turned completely over and for
a moment he turned head down and his
monoplane, all control of which had
been lost, pitched and tossed in the
swift currents of air which rushed up
to mi the vacuum created.
Warneford Lands Behind Lines.
Then by a desperate effort Warenford
righted his machine and planed to a
landing behind the German lines. He
alighted unhurt, set ilia propeller going
again and flew off to the west.
Whether the Zeppelin's machine guns
or rifles were turned on the aviator is
not disclo&ed. but to attain such an
advantageous position the British Lieu
tenant must have handled his machine
skillfully. Although the target the
Zeppelin presents ia extensive, it can
be lifted by its own buoyancy to a
great height, while the pursuing aero
plane has to rise in spirals by the
power of its engine alone.
As the flight in midair occurred over
that part of Belgium held by the Ger
mans, hopes are raised in London that
the Germans will be forced to move
their Zeppelin base eastward, thus
making raids on England more hazard
ous. Kon-Combatants Injnred.
Some of the reports say that the non
conibatant victims were two nuns and
two orphans and that others were in
jured, but a Reuter dispatch received
tonight says two nuns and two chil
dren were killed and many olhers in
jured. All versions agree that the Zeppelin
crew perished, and thia seems certain,
as the great craft was struck while
more than a mile in the air and must
have been a roaring torch before it
struck the earth.
The Daily Telegraph's Rotterdam
correspondent gives the following ad
ditional details of the destruction of
Freirhsiao Aids Attack.
"Sub-Lieutenant Warneford as as
sisted in his attack on the Zeppelin by
a French aeroplane. The aeroplanes
pursued 'the Zeppelin a long distance,
harassing it with rifle fire, while the
German craft' replied with rifles and
"The opportunity to use bonilis did
not come until the Zeppelin was com
pelled to decrease its speed as it was
approaching its hangar m-ar Uheni.
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