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PORTLAND. OKEGON, THURSDAY,
NOVK.MIJKIt 8, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DRYS LEAD Ifi OHIO,
BUT RAGE IS CLOSE
SAW STRIKES PIPE
BOYS' FIGHT OVER
10-CENT BET FATAL
PETROGRAD ON EVE
OF GREAT REVOLT
PISTOL SHOT STOPS
I MAYOR GILL READY
VOL. LVII. NO. 17,773.
TO PURGE SEATTLE
Support to Prosecuting
ACCIDENT IX NORTH BEND MILL
VANCOUVER LAD DIES WHEN HE
MISSES BLOW AND FALLS:
TRAFFIC OFFICER AT ALBANY
ADOPTS DRASTIC MEASURE.
Wets 1446 Behind With
46 Precincts Out.
CONTEST SEE-SAWS ALL DAY
Adding Error Eliminates Lead
of Prohibitionists. -
SUFFRAGE BADLY BEATEN
Despite Defeat of Proposal, Women
Profess to Be Encouraged by
New Tork Result and Will
Try Again In Ohio.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 7. At midnight a
number of the miNslnir precincts were
reported and the drys once more aa
aujued the lead In the prohibition race
In Ohio. With 5712 out of 5754 pre.
elncta In the state heard from, prohi
bition was leading; by 1440 votes. The
vote stood i For prohibition, 515,430;
CINCINNATI. O.. Nov. 7. The fate of
the prohibition amendment in Ohio re
mained In doubt tonight and even the
most expert political observers were
loath to make a prediction, so close
were the votes. With only 150 precincts
remaining unheard from, the wets were
leading: by 2277, the vote standing: For
prohibition 504,074, against 507,151. A
majority of the precincts still to corns
are from districts which in the two
previous elections' leaned heavily to the
After a night and day of excitement
at the headquarters of the respective
wet and dry factions as the returns
continued to show favorably for one
side and then the other, tonight the
scales shifted toward the anti-prohibitionists,
though a lead of 7000 at 6
P. M. had been cut to less than 2500 at
10 P. M.
Drys Profess Confidence!
The dry forces professed confidence
that returns from the remaining Pre
cincts would show enough votes in
their favor to change the count
for them, basing their hopes on the
rapid gains made early- tonight.
Much of election night the drys were
In the lead. The wets forged ahead
in their turn and kept it for hours,
though their advantage steadily dwin
dled, and at noon today the drys over
took them. With more than 1000 ap
parent majority, the drys were bombed
from their hard-won trench by the re
port of a mistake. The bomb was
exploded by H. L. Gibson, manager
of the wets in the Ohio campaign,
who asserted that an error which cost
the wets 10,000 votes had been dis
covered in the Hamilton County (Cin
Statement la Verified.
It was not long before the asser
tion of the wet leader was verified by
a member of the board of elections.
Ray Hillenbrandt, a member of the
Hamilton County Board, admitted that
a mistake had been made in tabulating
the unofficial returns from that county
last night and that the error made a
difference in the vote of 10,000 votes
in favor of the wets. Mr. Hillenbrandt
declared that the error occurred when
the figure seven was hit on an adding
machine instead of the figure eight.
Following this gain for the wets, re
ports favorable for the drys began to
come In steadily, cutting down the leaa
of the anti-prohibitionists.
With the count apparently so close
on the prohibition issue it will not
be surprising should it require the
official tabulation to determine the
result. The official count will begin
Suffrage Defeat Decisive.
Ohio has decisively beaten the Presi
dential woman's suffrage proposition,
but despite the unfavorable result suf
frage leaders here declared that they
were undiscouraged and that they
would bring the question before the
The victory for suffrage In New York
was acclaimed by Ohio leaders with joy
and it was declared that the New York
result would exert a large influence
upon Ohio when the question is brought
up at another time.
SUFFRAGE WINS IX IfEW YORK
Complete Returns Are Expected to
Give 100,000 Majority.
NEW YORK. Nov. 7. With only 395
election districts missing late tonight
out of a total of 5772 in the state, the
majority for woman suffrage in the
election yesterday stood at 94,292.
The remaining districts, which are
mostly in rural sections up state, are
not expected to change the result ma
terially. The vote was: Yes, 641,481
FUSION" VICTOR IX CHICAGO
Democrats and Republicans Cele
brate Over Judicial Election.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. Democrats and
Republicans in Chicago and Cook
County today expressed gratification at
the results of the judicial election yes
terday in which a fusion ticket carry
ing seven candidates from each of these
parties was swept into office over So
cialist and Independent opposition by i
plurality estimated at more than 75.000
(Concluded on. Page 2. Column l.J.
Marslifleld Perfecting Plans to Com
bat Wobblies; City and County
to Be Asked for Funds.
NORTH BEND, Or., Nov. 7. (Spe
cial.) The threat of Organizer Crotzer
last Saturday that Coos Bay would
soon have cauee to remember the I.
W. W. was recalled today when the big
saw at the North Bend mill came Into
contact with a length of iron pipe
which had been driven into a spruce
The saw was badly shattered, but
fortunately none of the mill hands
were struck by flying pieces.
The North Bend Mill & Lumber Com
pany is engaged. In cutting aeroplane
spruce for the Government. One of the
principals this evening said the acci
dent was undoubtedly a case of sab
otage. MAUSHFIELD. Or., Nov. 7. (Special.)
Anticipating possible Industrial
Workers of the World and pro-German
trouble in this county, an organiza
tion is being perfected to control the
The plan now outlined is to obtain
emergency funds from Marshfield and
North Bend as municipalities an a
liberal appropriation from the county.
While the county will be expected to
provide in the neighborhood of $10,000,
the cities wilf not be expected to fur
nish so large an amount. Municipal
contributions will be expended in the
towns where they are appropriated.
It is believed among business men
and lumber operators that an arrange
ment of this nature will be amply suf
ficient to handle any troubles and
protect the industries from harm. The
movement is made on the theory that
an ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure. Industries are taking
every precaution against sabotage and
new men are being added to the
ARMY MAN GETS 15 YEARS
E. Wangerin Courtmartialed for
Refusal to Obey.
CAMP DODGE, la., Nov. 7. Fifteen
years in a Federal penitentiary was
the sentence handed out today to E.
Wangerin, of St. Paul, in the first con
viction by a general courtnxartlal at
Maor W. A. Graham, division Judge
advocate, made public this sentence to
day. It was charged that Wangerin
refused to obey orders.
J. G. Stivers, of Casenovla, 111., a.
member of Company A, 349th Infantry,
has been sentenced to five years In a
Federal prison. It also was made
TEXAS LIVESTOCK STARVE
Cattle Raisers and Bankers Ask Fed
eral Aid to Fight Drouth.
.SAM ANGELO, Tex., Nov. 7. West
Texas cattle raisers and bankers today
sought Government intervention as a
result of the long drouth which
threatens the lives of thousands of cat
tle, sheep and goats.
They wired Washington requesting
immediate delivery in this section of
sufficient cars to ship out livestock.
They also asked that Government
agents purchase 1500 carloads each of
cottonseed cake and hay for animals
which cannot be moved, so as to pre
MEATLESS DAY IGNORED
Tacoma Restaurant 3Ien May Have
to Deal With Government.
TACOMA. Wash., Nov. 7. (Special.)
Defiant Tacoma restaurant proprietors
who refused to observe meatless day
probably will have to -deal with the
Government, and their sources of food
supply may be cut off. That action
was taken today when S. L. Spencer,
chairman of the hotel and restaurant
committee of the Food Conservation
Commission, said that the names of such
men would be turned over to the De
partment- of Justice, which is working
with Food Administrator Hoover.
Those who jibe at wheatless days also
will be reported to the Government.
DEAD MAN NAMED CORONER
Live Socialist Candidate to Get Of-
lice Probably Has No Power.
RIVERHEAD. N. Y, Nov. 7. The un
witting nomination of a dead man for
Coroner of Fisher's Island by both Re
publicans and Democrats in Suffolk
County won the election to that of
fice for the Socialist candidate, Nicholas
However, since Fisher's Island, which
Is near the eeastern entrance of Long
Island Sound, is now entirely under
Government control, it is a moot point
whether the Coroner-elect will have
PEACE OFFICES RAIDED
Federal Officers Search for Evi
dence Against Council's Secretary.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7. Federal agents
today raided an office alleged to be
long to the People's Council of America
for Democracy and Terms of Peace,
They were searching for evidence in
the case of Theodore Lunde, former
treasurer of the .organization, who Is
Search was also made of Lunde of'
SECRET CLOSELY GUARDED
United States Will Take Ac
tive Part in Discussions.
LANSING OUTLINES IDEAS
Colonel House Is Head of American
Representatives; Admiral Ben
son Representing Navy and
General "Bliss Army.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7. An Amer
ican mission landed in England today
on the eve of the opening of the first
great war conference In which the
United States will participate.
Colonel Edward M. House, President
Wilsons personal friend and adviser,
is the officially designated representa
tive of the United States.
He is accompanied by a staff repre
senting every war agency in the United
States, including Admiral William S.
Benson, chief of naval operations, and
General Tasker H. Bliss, chief of staff
of the Army. Other members are:
Oscar T. Crosby, Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury; Vance McCormick,
chairman of the War Trade Board;
Bainbridge Colby, of the Shipping
Board; Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor, of the
Food Administration; Thomas Nelson
Perkins, representing the Priority
Board, and Gordon Auchincloss, .secre
tary. Secret Carefully Guarded.
Announcement by Secretary Lansing
tonight of the arrival of the party "at
a British port" released American news
papers from a pledge of silence as to
the personnel 'of the mission and its
movements. The departure of this
group of the most. distinguished men in
the Government's war councils was a
carefully guarded secret until they were
safely through the submarine zone.
Even many Army and Navy officials
were "not. a ware that their chiefs had
The date and place of the conference
has not been made public, though the
understanding here is that the ses
sions are about to begin.
Conference Eaaentlally for War.
In a statement accompanying his an
nouncement, Secretary Lansing em
phasized the fact that this gathering
is to be a war conference and nothing
else, charged with mapping out a plan
of campaign against Germany to "bring
the conflict to a speedy and satisfactory
There have been many indications
that the conference was called at the
request of the United States.
In selecting its representatives, the
United States has provided in advance
against becoming involved In any dis
cussion of peace terms or political ques
tions. There is no diplomatic repre-
(Concluded on Page 8. Column 1.)
Harold Tlldcn, 1 5, Succumbs at Van
couver as Cliln Hits Curb in
. . Scuffle With Johnny Johnson.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Nov. 7. (Spe
cial.) Harold Tilden. 15. was Instantly
killed tonight in a scuffle with John
ny Johnson, 15, over a 10-cent bet the
yoJths made today on a bowling match.
According to the-story told to the
police by Johnny, he asKed young
Tilden to pay the wager when he met
him on Main street -labout 7 o'clock.
On the latter' s refusal he said he at
tacked Harold, but was knocked down
before he could land a blow. " When
he got up he says, he admitted that
the larger boy was too much for him,
but. he says, Harold started after him
again. Harold's second blow missed
connections, with the result,' Johnny
says, that the lad lost his balance and
fell, his chin striking the curb.
Death was almost Instantaneous.
The dead boy is the son of Ezra Til
den, and his family is well known here.
His grandfather Just returned from
Canada to settle on a Clarke County
farm and intended taking Harold with
him in a day or two.
Johnny's father disappeared from
here about five years ago, the boy told
the police. His. mother is dead. A sis
ter, Mrs. James Wassner, moved from
here to Bend, Or., where she is living
The police are holding Johnny pend
ing investigation of Harold's death.
INDIANS TO HONOR BRAVES
Monument to Commemorate Famous
Battle of Two Buttes.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. Nov. 7.
(Special.) Near the spot where the
Yakima Pioneer Society last Summer
erected a monument to commemorate
the last battle between whites and In
dians in the Yakima Valley, Yakima
Indians will erect a second monument
next Friday in memory of the braves
who fell in that encounter, the battle
of Two Buttes. The battle was fought
In November, 1855. - Several venerable
members of the Yakima tribe who took
part in the battle will make addresses.
L. V. McWhorter, of this city, . an
adopted member of the tribe, also will
speak. W. P. Bonney, of the State His
torical Society, will attend the cere
monies to obtain shorthand reports of
the speeches of the Indians, which are
expected to be of much historical In
terest. PORTLAND BOY LOSES GRIP
Alaskan Now Holds Washington 'U'
Top Record for Strength.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Se
attle, Nov. 7. (Special.) The honor of
being the strongest man in the fresh
man class was wrested from Ralph
Rees, a Portland lad, today, when Carl
Vevelstad, a student from Alaska, ap
peared for, physical examaination. Vev
elstad, 25 years of age and weighing
168 pounds, scored 2649.2 points against
Rees' 2060.6 points.
The new champion raised 950 pounds
In the leg-lift test and 510 with the
back lift. His push-up record was 25
and his pull-up 19. His right hand
grip is 220 pounds and his left 215.
Vevelstad Is a Norwegian and has
worked five years in mining and rail
roading In Alaska.
BETWEEN THE LADY AND THE
PARLIAMENT IS SUSPENDED
Trotzby Gives Strict Orders
Against Outlawry in City.
GENERAL LIFE IS NORMAL
Kerensky Orders Arrests; Declares
Government Will Perish Rather
Than Cease to Defend Honor
and Independence of State.
PETROGRAD, Nov. 7. An armed
naval detachment, under order of the
Maximalist revolutionary committee,
has occupied. the offices of the official
Petrograd telegraph agency. The Maxi
malists also" occupied the Central Tele
graph office, the State Bank at Marie
Palace, where the preliminary Parlia
ment had suspended its proceedings, in
view of the situation.
The general life of the city remains
normal and street traffic has not been
Trotj-.ky Opposes Outlawry.
Leon Trotzky, president of the cen
tral executive committee of the Petro
grad Council of Soldiers' and Work
men's delegates, has given strict orders
against outlawry, and has threatened
with death any person attempting it.
Trotzky added that it was not the
intention of the Workmen's and Sol
diers' Delegates to seize power, but to
represent to a congress of Soldiers and
Workmen's Delegates,- to be called
shortly, that that body take over con
trol of the capital, for which all neces
sary arrangements had been perfected.
Government Stands Firm.
The government has decided not to
resort to armed force for the present
against the military committee of the
Soldiers' and Workmen's Delegates, but
has ordered the Ministry of Justice to
prosecute- the members of the commit
tee. The military will take the neces
sary measures in case of revolt.
The revolutionary military committee
of -Soldiers' and Workmen's Delegates
demanded the right to control' all or
ders of the general staff In the Petro
grad district, which was refused.
Thereupon the committee announced it
had appointed special commissioners to
undertake the direction of the mili
tary, and Invited the troops to observe
only orders signed by the committee.
Machine gun detachments moved to
the Soldiers' and Workmen's headquar
ters. Peaceful Settlement Hoped.
The government hopes for a peace
ful settlement of the dispute, on which
account it reached the decision not-to
resort to force for the present. How
ever, the soldiers' and workmen's com
mittee was decreed an illegal organ!
zatlon, and precautionary steps were
(Concluded onPag 8. ColumnS.)
Driver of Car Conveying Senator
and Wife to Corvallis, .Charged
With Exceeding Speed Laws.
ALBANY, Or.. Nov. 7. (Special.)
After Traffic Officer Armentrout had
punctured a tire with a- revolver shot,
the automobile in which United States
Senator Chamberlain was riding was
stopped here shortly before noon to
day for alleged violation of the city
speed ' laws. The car was driven by
Alfred C. Schmitt. vice-president and
manager of the First National Bank
of Albany, and besides Senator and Mrs.
Chamberlain several prominent local
residents were guests in the auto.
Mr. Schmitt was taking Senator
Chamberlain to Corvallis to meet a
speaking engagement there. Armen
trout says the car exceeded the speed
limit while traversing First street, and
that he asked Mr. Schmitt to stop three
times, but he increased his speed. He
shot a tire on the car when crossing
the Willamette River bridge. Mr.
Schmitt says he was not exceeding the
speed limit, and will contest the traffic
violation case and also sue Armen
trout civilly for the value of the tire.
Senator Chamberlain took the episode
good naturedly and joked with friends
while the car was returned to a local
garage, where a new tire was put on.
The Senator was greeted by many per
sons today In this, his old home city.
BOYS ENLIST, GIRL HOME
Stenographer Quits Job to Take
Place of Four Brothers.
When her four brothers enlisted in
the military forces of the United States,
Miss Agneta P. Ostruck, for the past
four years stenographer and clerk In
the freight claim department of the
O.-W. R. & N. Company, felt it her
duty to leave her job and return to her
former home in RIpon, Wis., where she
can be with her parents, left alone by
the call of all their sons to the colors.
She left Portland yesterday.
Two of the sons are already in
France and two younger ones are in
training for Army service abroad.
AUSTRALIA TO VOTE AGAIN
Second Referendum on Conscription
to Be Submitted.
MELBOURNE, Nov. 7. The Austra
lian government has decided to hold
another referendum on the question of
A referendum on conscription was
held in Australia last year. The final
vote showed that 1,085,000 ballots were
cast in favor of conscription and 1,146,
000 against It.
SMOKING IS UNDER BAN
Jitney Drivers In California May Not
Vse Liquor Nor Tobacco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 7. In a
sweeping order issued today regulat
ing jitney passenger and freight traffic
throughout California, the State Rail
road Commission has banned the use
of liquor or smoking tobacco by any
driver or operator while driving a car
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 62
degrees; minimum temperature, 40 de
grees. TODADT'S Rain; moderate southeasterly
British hold ground win in Flanders. Pace 4.
Italian troops retreat from Llvenza River.
-Sinking- by U-boats fewer. Page 7.
Big war conference alma made public.
Petrograd on eve of great revolt. Page 1.
Nation In sending War Commission abroad
takes high place in world war. Page lu.
Shipping Board to ask Congress for ad
ditional appropriation. Page 16.
Wets lead in Ohio, but race la In doubt.
With 26 Republican Mayors named. New
York recovers from conflict. Page 2.
Second war loan nearly to maximum. Page 7.
Baseball magnates confronted by big prob
lems. Page 17.
Fight managers can't agree over referee.
Lincoln High eleven dereats Washington,
6 to 0. Page 16. . i
Pullman expects to defeat Oregon Aggies.
Benson and Commerce elevens play today.
Mayor GUI la ready now to purge Seattle.
Northwest Livestock Show opens at Lewis
ton today. Page 7.
Telephone strike remains in deadlock.
Sawmill accident recalla L W. W. organi
zers threat. Page 1.
Boys' fight over 10-cent bet results fatally
for one. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Active trading In feed grains on local ex
change. Page 21.
Slowness of husking causes advance in corn
at Chicago. Page 21.
Substantial gains scored in Wall Street stock
market. Page 21.
Ship rates interest. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Vice-President and Mrs. Marshall Portland's
guests. . Paga 6.
Weather report, data and forecaat. Page 21.
C. H. Draucher. who escaped from peniten
tiary In June. 1916. now serving in Cana
dian artillery. Page 13.
Crook County potatoes win first prize at
Land Products Show. Page 9.
Minister scores disloyal "fat parasites" at
end of Congregational conference. Page 8.
Confectioners ordered to reduce augar con
sumption SO per cent. Page 15.
Removal of embargo on Christmas girts to
soldiers urged la message to Washing
tan. Page 5,
DIFFERENCES BURIED NOW
Attempt to Be Made to Make
City Safe for Soldiers.
CLEAN-UP TO BE THOROUGH
Executive Says He Will Try to Meet
Every Demand of Army Author
ities Police Department
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 7. (Special.)
Corporation Counsel Hugh M. Cald
well brought Mayor Hiram C. Gill and
Prosecuting Attorney A. H. Lundin to
gether In the office of the city legal
department today, and at the close of,
the conference it was announced both
by the Mayor and Mr. Lundin that they
had agreed to co-operate In every way
possible to make Seattle a city safe
morally for visiting soldiers.
"I will give the Government every
thing it wants." declared Mayor Gill,
"and I have a good idea now what the
Government does want. I will under
take to meet every demand that the
Army authorities may make to better
conditions in Seattle. I have instructed
the police department to assist Mr. Lun
din to gather evidence for abatement
cases and to work in close co-operation
with his office."
Abatement Actiona Are Due.
Such differences as there may have
been between the Mayor and the Prose
cuting. Attorney ostensibly were buried,
although Mr. Lundin said after the con
ference that thera never had been' any
hostility between the Mayor and hlm
elftMr. Lundin admitted, however,
that the police had not given him
proper co-operation in redlight abate
It was admitted that more general
abatement actions will be Instituted,
and the' Mayor said they would not be
limited lo any one section of the city.
"The clean-up will extend to every
corner of the city,'" said the Mayor,
"and I have no doubt that with the
co-operation of Mr. Lundin it will be
Detail of Clean-l p Withheld.
It Is understood that the police have
been instructed to make extensive ar
rests in conjunction with the abatement
proceedings which the County Prose
cutor's office will undertake.
The Mayor said that he and Lundin
had agreed that no more Interviews
would be given out regarding the plans
for the clean-up.
"Publicity now as to the precise
steps that are to be taken would de
feat their very purpose, but there will
be no evasion of the recommendations
that have come, or may come in the
future, from either Army or Navy au
thorities," the Mayor declared.
0R0FIN0 LAWYER INDICTED
E. . Hofstede's Opposition to Draft
Leads to Grand Jury Action.
MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 7. (Special.)
The Federal grand Jury tonight in
dicted K. Hofstede, an Orofino attorney,
for inducing Leland Mooers and others
to avoid registering for military serv
ice June 5. He was given until 10
o'clock tomorrow to plead. He is de- .
fended by E. E. Teachnor, of Lewiston.
Leland Mooers and King Mooers were
indicted with Hofstede for willful re
fusal to register. They both pleaded
guilty and will be sentenced by United
States Judge Deltrich tomorrow. These,
with the indictments against Ingwald
Berg, of Orofino, and.Vlade Plecas, of
Latah County, Tuesday, are the first
slacker cases to reach this stage in
NURSES INCREASE PRICES
High Cost of Being III Is Reality
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 7. (Special.)
The high cost of being well has been
joined by the cost of being ill. Tacoma.
nurses, through their association, have
raised their rates $5 a week. That
amount has been added to the prices
charged by the nurses for different
classes of work.
High cost of living is ascribed as the
cause for the rise. The Tacoma com
mittee reported that the response to the
call for volunteer nurses at Camp
Lewis has been splendid.
NEW STAMP TO BE ISSUED
13-Cent Issue, to Bear Head of
Franklin, Made Necessary.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 7. The Fostof
fice Department is planning to issue a
13-cent postage stamp for registered
letters and special delivery letters.
Heretofore a 12-cent stamp has been
In -use, but the Increase In postage
makes necessary the printing of a new
The stamp will bear the head of
Franklin and will be of the size and
border design of the current issues
above 7 cents. The color has not yet