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VOL. LXI NO. 19,334
Entered at Portland (Oregon
Postoffice as Second-clflLBg Matter,
PORTLAND,' OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1923
PRICE FIVE CENTS
PARLEY PUT OFF
Peace Session to Wait
KEMALISTS DEMAND SALUTE
Permission for Warships in
, Dardanelles Required.
BRITISH TO STAND PAT
Folnt of View Not to Be Changed
in Any Circumstances, Say
Authoritative Circles. ,
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 6. The
allied commissioners have refused
to discuss the demand of the Angora
government that only one warship
at a time enter Turkish ports and
then only with the consent of the
LONDON, Nov. 6. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) As a result of the
new situation created in Constanti
nople by the demand of Rafet Pasha
that the allied military occupation
of the city cease, the peace confer
ence called to be held at Lausanne
November 13 has been postponed,
possibly for a fortnight, it was
announced here today.
It was stated in authoritative
circles that in no circumstance
would the British point of view
regarding: the presence of allied
troops in Constantinople be changed.
The British Intend to uphold the
JIudania armistice agreement and
remain in the neutral zone with
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 6 (By
the Associated Press.) The Turkish
nationalist government has handed
a note to the allied high commis
sioners here stating that the war
ships of all nations must ask it for
authorization to pass the straits of
the Dardanelles, the Havas corres
pondent here has been informed.
They must also salute the new
government of Turkey.
Instructions Are Sent.
A telegram from Angora said the
erand national assembly had in
structed Ismet Pasha, delegate to
the Lausanne peace conference, to
obtain realization of the following
First The frontiers of Turkey to
be in accordance with the national
second ureece to pay an in
Third Suppression of the capitu
lations, or extra territorial rights)
Fourth Modification of the fron
tiers of Irak (Mesopotamia) and
Fifth Complete independence for
Turkey, financially, economically
Rafet Pasha, the new governor of
Constantinople has suppressed the
LONDON, Nov. 6. The new up
heaval in Turkey and especially
Constantinople is regarded in Lon
don as involving at least two se
rious problems, the main one being
whether the action of the national
ises will revive trouble in the near
east which lately threatened the
peace of Europe.
What effect deposing of the sultan
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 1.)
ORECOMAJf ELECTION RE
TURNS. Results of today's election,
as rapidly as receive'd through
its superior news-gathering
facilities, will be given to the
public by The Oregonian.
utilizing both stereopticon and
radio bulletin service.
As in previous elections, all
J available returns from Port-
land, the state at large and
? from other states will be
4 flashed on a screen at Sixth
J and Alder streets, beginning
4 early tonight. The Portland
count will be compiled,
through the medium of a large
staff of experienced tabulators
and motorcycle couriers, as it
progresses in the many pre
cincts. Radio News.
Between 8 and 8:30 o'clock
and between 10 and 10:30 the t
same returns will be sent out I
by radio from The Oregonian t
tower. Owing to the fact that
the new and larger station is J
not yet in readiness, returns I
will go forward to radio fans f
via the present equipment. !
In the Newspaper.
The Oregonian of Wednes
day morning will completely
cover election returns from
state and city, and from other 1
states. Earlier editions, ap- J
pearing tonight, and dis- J
triouted on tne streets, will
carry election developments
up to the time of going to
CROWN PRINCE TAKES
NEW PARENT DRIVING
EX-KAISER'S SON REFUSES TO
CALL HERMIONE 'MOTHER.
Ex-Monarch and Wife Walk Arm
in Arm in Garden, but Are
Driven Inside by Rain.
DOORN, Holland, Nov. 6. (By the
Associated Press.) William Hohen
zollern's walks, solitary no'longer,
were continued around the castle
grounds today. . Writh his new wife,
arm in arm, he visited the rose
pavilion where not long ago he
made his proposal of marriage.
Soon the bridal couple retired in
doors, as it rained heavily and later
William saw his sister-in-law,
Princess Ida of Stolberg, to the
Amersfort station, while Frederick
William, the erstwhile crown prince,
took his new mother, whom, how
ever, he does not call mother, for
This little Dutch community, es
pecially the feminine section of it.
is s;lll wagging tongues over the
disturbance of tlie Sabbath calm
occasioned by the ex-emperor's
wedding, but at the same time there
is righteous indignation among the
women that no chance was afforded
them of seeing the bride.
"Her serene highness" Hermlone.
as she is designated officially and
by her husband, has not yet taken
up the reins of the household, but
those acquainted with her say she
intends to assume full control im
mediately as a thrifty hausfrau.
DEPORT ACTOR, IS PLEA
Husband of . Edith Day Testifies
Against Pat Somerset.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. Carl Carl
ton, husband of Edith Day, who is
starring with Pat Somerset, an Eng
lish actor, in "Orange 'Blossoms,"
appeared today before an immi
gration service board of inquiry
to press his contention that Som
erset should be deported as an un
desirable alien. The board's recom
mendation will be submitted to the
department of labor at Washington.
Carlton submitted three deposi
tions made by employes of a Lon
don hotel, alleging that Somerset
and Miss Day were together at the
hotel. He also offered in evidence
47 alleged worthless checks, which,
it was charged, Somerset used in
obtaining money in England.
BONUS - GIVEN SHOPMEN
Northern Pacific Workers Loyal
During Strike Rewarded.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 6. Shop
men who refused to go on strike at
the South Tacoma shops of the
Northern Pacifio have received a
substantial bonus payment, it was
learned here today. Foremen who
declined to strike received checks
for $SOO in addition to their regular
pay since July 1, and machinists
received $600 bonus.
The checks, came direct from the
Northern Pacific headquarters in St.
Paul, and were not a part of the
regular payroll here.
MID-COLUMBIA HAS SNOW
Hills Back of White Salmon Are
Covered With White.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. 6. (Spe
cial.) The mid-Columbia was in
the grip of winter tonight. Snow
flurries fell at intervals throughout
the day on higher levels, and the
hills back of White Salmon. Wash.,
were white topped. Indications
pointed to snow in lower levels of
the orchards before tomorrow.
Many orchards still contained u'n
packed boxes of apples. No damage
will result, however, unless freezing
follows the precipitation.
RAIN AND WIND FORECAST
Election Day Wet and Warmer,
According to Weather Man.
Lots of rain and wind is forecast
for today and coats and "rubbers'
will be in order.
One consoling promise of the
forecaster is that the temperature
will net be as frigid as it was,yes
terday and last night. The warmest
it was yesterday was 48 degrees and
the coldest was 43.
In Portland and vicinity the fore
cast is rain, with east to southeast
winds. For the state at large the
prediction is rain, with strong
southeasterly gales on the coast.
TUG IN GALE LOSES RAFT
Logs Containing 700,000 Feet of
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 6. Caught
in a heavy gale off Cape Flattery
early today the tug Columbia, of the
Chesley Tug & Barge company of
Seattle, lost a log craft containing
between 700.000 and 800,000 feet of
lumber, according to radio advices
The United States Coast Guard
cutler Snohomish probably will be
sent from Port Angeles to aid in re
covering the raft, it was stated at
the coast guard service offices here.
BLAST KILLS WORKMAN
Several Injured, One Perhaps Fa
tally, Near Prospect.
MEDFORD, Or., Nov. 6. (Special.)
C. W. Drake was killed and several
other workmen injured, one perhaps
fatally, today by a blast in William
Von Hellen's road building opera
tions near Prospect. The workmen
failed to take their distance while
the blast was being set off,.
50 TQ 60 MINERS
KILLED IN BLAST
31 Rescued Men Are
Sent to Hospital.
BODIES LEFT IN SHAFT
All Victims, Still Alive, Are
SOME FLEE FOR LIFE
Battle Through Gaseous Passages
Until Fresh Atr Was Reached
Related by One Survivor.
SPANGLER, Pa, Nov. . (By the
Associated Press.) Between 50 and
60 miners were killed in the Reilly
mine of the Reilly Coal company,
near here, this morning, according
to an official estimate made pub
lic at midnight by rescue workers
and company officials.
This estimate was arrived at after
rescue workers who had searched
the explosion-wrecked mine for two
hours reported they believed there
were no more survivors in the
Thirty-one rescued men were in
the Spangler hospital.
Officials of the company were still
uncertain as to the exact number of
men who went to work just a short
time before the blast.
90 Believed in Mine.
They believed that the total was
between 90 and 95.
Rescue men who had attempted
to count the bodies they stumbled
over in the workings declared they
counted approximately 50, but said
it was probable that a few more
men perished in the unexplored
They decided at midnight to re
move the bodies before daybreak.
Scores of women and children who
had been at the mouth of the mine
since early morning were induced
to return home tonight.
Examination of the mine work
ings by experts caused officials of
the company to announce that the
property damage in the explosion
was very small.
No statement will be issued re
garding the cause of the explosion
until tomorrow at least.
Dea Strewn All Alone.
"There are dead miners strewn
all along the entries down there,"
said J. J. Bourquin, leader of the
United States bureau of mine res
cue crew, as he came from the
head of the mine.
"We only stopped with the dead
long enough to see that the spark
of life -had fled and then moved on
In searoh- of the living," he con
tinued. "Quite a bit of mine re
mained to be explored, but I can
say if there are any more live men j
in there it won't take us long to!
get to them."
Engineer Bourquin and his men
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 1.)
r"' V A
GUMP VOTE IS LEGAL,
VAN WINKLE RULES
WRITING IX NAME DOES NOT
Attorney-General Sends Telegram
as Tillamook Attorney IsAbout
to Issue Instructions.
TILLAMOOK, Or., Nov. . (Spe-
clal.) As District Attorney Goyne
has given his opinion that writing
the name of Andy Gump on the
Ballot would invalidate the entire
ticket, and had prepared to instruct
election boards to that effect, the
following telegram was sent to Mr.
Goyne by State Attorney-General
"Request by election' boards to
advise whether writing Andy Gump
on ballot by voter would invalidate
ballot. My opinion is that this is
not a distinguishing mark, espe
cially if written by several, and
would not authorize rejection of the
ballot so voted."
From all indications Andy Gump
will poll a large number of votes in
opposition to Rollie W. Watson, who
received the nomination on the re
publican ticket for representative,
but is now supporting the demo
cratic ticket. Should Mr. Watson
win in the election, his seat will be
challenged when the state legisla
ture meets. . .
SALEM, Or., Nov. 6. (Special.)
Attorney-General VanWinkle, in re
sponse to inquiries received from
district attorneys of various coun
ties in Oregon, today advised them
that in case the name of Andrew
Gump is written on the ballots the
remainder of the ballot designations
must be counted.
In several counties of the state,
where there are no contests for cer
tain offices, opponents of the regu
lar nominees have signified their
Intention of writing the name of
Gump on the ballots.
CLASS WEARS 'KID TOGS'
Peon Pants Have Part in Freak
ish Attire at Franklin .High. T
As a result of the new era of
tolerance at Franklin high school.
the once-despised peon pants and.
Spanish skirts became the reigning
style a; the school. Not alone these
Castilian innovations but scores of
other bizarre costumes were to be
seen yesterday, for it was "kids'
day," devoted to the wearing of very
"Kid day" is an annual event at
Franklin when the June class for
the following year reverts back to
pinafores, rompers, overalls and
childish garb. The peon pants shared
honors with the childish costumes.
About 20 students, ten boys and ten
girls, wore the fantastic outfits.
VOTE FRAUD IS CHARGED
Deputy County Auditor Accused
of Attempt to Buy Absentees.
CHILLICOTHE, O., Nov. 6. I. B.
Eylar of Waverly, deputy auditor of
Pike county, surrendered himself to
day on a warrant charging him with
attempting to buy votes of a absent
voters and pleadeu not guilty and
was held to grand jury under $1000
Ernest Dondle, Waverly constable,
arrested Saturday, also pleaded not
guilty and was held to the grand
I jury under the same bond. Both
WHEN DO YOU START TO UNWIND?
AT DOCKS QUELLED
TWO LEADERS OF STRIKERS
TAKEN INTO Cf STODY.
Additional Police Protection Is
Ordered for Places Where
Workers Arc Annoyed.
A second near-riot at the Alns-
worth dock was quelled in short
order yesterday noon by prompt
police action in the arrest of two
striking longshoremen for disturb
ing the peace. With the two
noisiest members of the mob in
custody and whisked off to jail, the
remaining 100 or more strikers
calmed down and made no demon
stration when strike breakers work
ing cargo at the dock went out for
M. L. Ridenout, 19, and J. A.
Madsen, 53, were the two arrested.
Hadsen was released on his own
recognizance. Ridenout was held
for examination. M
Additional police protection for
the noon hour at the three docks
was ordered yesterday by Police"
Captain Moore. An' increasing
ugliness, evident among the striking
union men and I. W. W. who are
mixed in their ranks, was given as
the reason for the stringent steps
to prevent violence. -
Terminals No. 1 and 2 and the
Ainsworth dock will be the gather
ing places for police reserves. Six
extra men were added to the forces
stationed there. "
A riot call from a restaurant at
Grand avenue and East Washington
street at 6 o'clock last night brought
out a dozen patrolmen to disperse
a . riotous gathering of 50 or more
siriKers annoying a nanoiui ut 4
strike breakers eating in the place.
No arrests were made but officers
reported that the temper of both
strikers and supplanted workers
was ugly enough to cause fear of
Six women, wives of strikers,
have appeared in the picket line
at the Ainsworth dock.
The Waterfront Employers' union
yesterday declared that 27 vessels
were worked in the harbor with a
total oT S77 men and that while ap
proximately 1200 are enrolled at , the
neutral hall, only experienced men
are now being considered for regis
tration. Probably fewer men will
be at work today because of ves
sels haying finished loading last
night and others scheduled to fin
ish so as to leave early today.
HUGE SUM TO BE SPENT
Milwaukee Railway System Plans
New Cars and Locomotives.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. . The
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
way has arranged to expend more
than $22,500,000 for ' new cars and
locomotives to handle increasing
traffic, B. B. Geers of Chicago,
jice-presldent in charge of opera
tions, announced here today. Orders
for new equipment now ready to
be placed include 10,000 box and
coal cars to be delivered next year,
and 100 steam locomotives, to be
ready for operation next spring, ac
cording to the announcement.
Mr. Geers, who is in . Seattle on
a trip of inspection over the rail
way's Pacific coast lines, said the
car shortage situation in the west,
was being improved to some extent
through the turning over of more
cars to eastern roads by eastern
f39 QTATTC UIMT
UU UiniLU IIMIIL
Record Vote forOff Year
WOMEN WILL TAKE HAND
Pitched Battles Over Seats
in House Numerous.
EUROPE WATCHES RACE
Foreign Governments That Want
America to Intervene Again
Are Interested in Result.
t BY ARTHUR SEARS HENN1NG.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
An unprecedented vote for an "off
year1; is destined to be cast today
when the nation chooses the mem
bers of the sixty-eighth congress,
which will convene in December,
1923. unless earlier summoned by the
In 3,1 states, 34 senators will be
elected. Of this number 31 will be
elected to regular six-year terms,
beginning March 4 next, and three
to fill vacancies. One senator,
Frederick Hale, republican, was re
elected to a six-year term in the
Maine election September 11 last.
In 431. congressional districts, in
the whole country, representatives
will be elected, the other four mem
bers of the house, all republican,
having been elected in Maine.
Record .Vote In Expected.
Whle the- voters have been re
ported in an apathetic state of mind
in many parts of the country, it is
not doubted that ..the total number
of ballots cast in the congressional
election today will break all records
except those of presidential elec
It is not expected that anywhere
near th0 27,000,000 nen who voted
in 1920 will go to the polls today,
but the 1918 record doubtless will be
outdone. Women voted in all states
for the. first time in 1920, land this
is the first "off-year" election in
which their influence will be : di
In the senate there were 60 re
publicans and 36 democrats; in the
house 302 republicans and 133 demo
crats. In the 1918 and 1920 con
gressional elections the republicans
captured nearly 100 districts which
were either normally democratic or
so close that they frequently were
represented by democrats.
Pitched Battles Numerous.
In these districts scattered through
out the country pitched battles will
take place' today and the outcome be
determined. It is not going too tar
to say .that election today is of more
than -national interest for intelli
gence from foreign capitals is to the
effect thai returns tonight will be
scattered with great eagerness in
Europe. Those nations which have
b?en maneuvering in every conceiv
able way to get rich Uncle Sam
into their affairs with his check
book and army and navy, have been
keenly disappointed by the policy
of non-entanglement pursued by the
The European statesmen have been
given to understand, however, that
F resident Harding will be rebuked
and his European policy repudiated
by the vote in the congressional
election, that the election of a dem
ocratic house of representatives and
a marked reduction of the republican
majority in the senate will cause
the administration to change its
course and head for Europe.
Cox Still Is Hopeful.
James M. Cox of Ohio, despite the
terrific walloping he sustained in
the . late presidential election as
champion of the Wilson programme
of internationalism, came home from
Europe recently full of the project
of getting us into Europe. We must
go into the league of nations even
tually, he said, and why not now"
The first thing to do was to carry
the congressional election for the
democratic ticket, thereby warning
the administration to change' Its
course and entering the wedge for
the return of the democrats to full
power in 1924, commissioned to take
us into the league.
The attitude of Mr. Cox was sup
ported by numerous democratic can
didates and the question of Ameri
can participation in European af
fairs became an issue in the cam
paign. In Ohio Representative Fess, re
publican nominee for senator, met
the democratic challenge in almost
every speech, while ex-Governor
P.alston in Indiana and ex-Governor
Ferris in Michigan, both democratic
candidates for the senate, made
fervent appeals for. support of the
proposition. of joining the league of
Loan Considered Bribe.
Fess charged that $2,000,000,000
was advanced to the allies after the
armistice without authority "to
buy the support of other nations
for the Wilson programme, by mak
ing further loans. These further
loans were made primarily and
chiefly for the purpose of enlisting
support for the Wilson programme
at Versailles to the amount of
nearly $2,000,000,000, in the face of
. tConcluued on Page 2, Column i.
BRUTE ATTACKS GIRL
N AND MAKES ESCAPE
UNIDENTIFIED MAN GARBED
IN BLOOMERS SOUGHT.
Aitack Takes Place Laie .Last
Night, When Young Woman
Is on Way Home. :
A 19-Year-old girl, whose name
was not revealed by the police, was
attacked and brutally assaulted at
about 11:30 last night in the wooded
district at the foot of Massachusetts
avenue. Overlook addition, near
where she resides with her parents.
Following the attack the man drag
ged a bicycle from the brush near
by and fled.
According to"the story of the girl,
she was returning home from down
town when the man approached her
with a newspaper In his hand. As
he drew near he asked where he
could .find a street number, and be
fore she could reply he dragged, her
over the steep bank at the foot of
Massachusetts avenue, clamping his
hand over her mouth'so that she
could not scream for -help.
After a tussle, in which the girl
was scratched and badly bruised,
all of the clothes were torn from
After the girl had been thorough-"
ly( subdued, the man disrobed and
subjected the girl to every sort of
indignity. She was kept a prisoner
for 30 to 45 minutes.
According to the girl's story, her
assailant wore a dark old hat which
he kept pulled down over his eyes,
a dark coat and blue overalls. Be
neath the overalls he wore woman's
stockings, woman's bloomers, a
corset and a gingham skirt.
After the attack, the man rolled
the woman's clothing, which he had
worn, into a bundle, donned the
overalls and other man's clothes,
obtained a bicycle from the brush
where he evidently had concealed
it and made his escape.
The beast also took $20 from the
girl's purse after the" attack.
The girl proceeded to her home,
where her parents called the police.
She received medical treatment at
once, as it was said by the doctors
that .she would not be likely to suf
fer any permanent injuries, but she
was in a serious condition from ner
vous shock. '
The girl described her assailant
as from 25 to 30 years old, about 5
feet 7. inches and weighing about 150
SOUTH AFRICA DELUGED
Heavy Storms Reported Over
Wide Range of Country.
' CAPETOWN, South Africa, Nov. y.
(Canadian Press, via Reuters.
Storms accompanied by floods'have
occurred ' over a wide range of
country at the cape and! In the
Owing to the storms shipping at
Port Elizabeth was obliged to quit
the roadstead ' for better shelter.
The rains will prove beneficial In
many parts of the country, where
they have been much needed.
$20,000 INFURS STOLEN
Armed Robbers Bind Merchant,
His Wife and Employes.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Nov. 6. Nathan Tietl
baum, a merchant, reported to the
police today that four armed rob
bers bound him and his wife and
five employes and looted his store
of furs valued at $20,000.
The robbers escaped with their
booty in a-motor truck.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maxir-.'m temperature,
4S degrees: minimum, 43. .
TODAY'S Rain; east to southeast winds
Crown prince takes new ' mother driving.
Allied-Turkish parley postponed for fort
night. Page 1.
Dressy red army passes in review.
New York bus lines declared huge graft.
Epileptic murder, says alienist testifying
at Phillips trial. Paga 3.
Republican boos to industry pointed out
by Secretary Davis in election appeal.
Thirty-three states hold elections today.
Page 1. . ,
Faces built by psychic power, says Doyle.
Flftv to fiO miners killed by explosion.
Page 1. ,
Pacific Northwest. J
Republicans forecast to retain control of
Washington state. Page 8.
Vote for Andy Gump legal, state attorney-general
rules. Page 1.
Both sides claim victory In Idaho.
Conference referendum permits Cogs
Campbell to play with Oregon foot
ball team. Page 14.
Winged M football squad to depart to
morrow for Pasadena. Page 14.
Davis Is primed to knock out Harper.
Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern wheat prices advance with
keener biddings. Page 22.
Foreign- bonds weakened by news ifrom
Constantinople. Page 23.
Stock list forced down by bear specula
tors. Page 23.
Routes of two carriers changed to in
crease speed of delivery. Page 16.
Near east dominates grain markets.
Drop in exchange laid to Turk note.
Survey shows business conditions in
south to be more satisfactory. Page
Portland and Vicinity.
Musical play lor children is one of fea
tures of music week. Page 11.
School is ?'.oed to radical meeting. Page
Fintet e. rorses pass In review' before
stock show Judges. Page 4.
Pol.f- to-1'( cpen from 8 A. M. to 8 P. M.
Page 13. '
Election today euds warm race. Page 1.
Near-riot in dock strike is quelled.
Federal court may compel city of Rainier
. to pay paving bill. Page 13.
Northwest Farm club delegates to live
stock exposition entertained at ban
quet. Page 15.
Silent Vote Is Slated to
HEAVY BALLOTING EXPECTED
Large Wagers at Stake on
POLLS OPEN AT 8 A. M.
Campaign Closes' Witli Lifelong
Friendships and Party Lines -Torn
PERTIXEXT FACTS ABOUT
State, congressional, legis
lative, county and municipal
Polls open at 8 A. M. and
close at 8 P. M.
Registration in the state,
all parties, 345.891. Repub
lican registration. 23S.444:
democratic registration, 89,- J
477. , J
Congressmen of first, sec- J
ond, third districts to be
State officers to elect: Gov-
ernor, state treasurer, three J
justices of supreme court, su-
perintendent of public in- t
struction, labor commissioner,
public service commissioner. J
Multnomah county: Circuit
judges for departments Nos. J
1, 3, 5, 6 and 7: three state 4
senators: 13 legislative rep-
resentatives, one joint repre- J
sentative; one district attor- I
ney; two county commission-
ers; one county auditor.
Municipal election: Two city
commissioners to elect; one
On the state ballot are six 1
measures, two authorizing
counties to pay outstanding
warrants: a single-tax amend-
ment to the constitution; an J
exposition amendment; In-
come-tax amendment and com-
pulsory school amendment.
The municipal ballot carries
seven charter amendments,
the most important being a
$3,000,000 tax for the 1927 fair.
' On a separate ballot pro
posals for- bridges at Burn
side street and Ross island.
After more than eight months of
political unrest, which has beaten
down party lines, engendered ill
feeling, broken friendsh'ps and set
peaceful communities in turmoil, the
electorate of Oregon will express Its
feelings through the ballot today.
Weeks before the June primaries,
the religious question was raised
and it has played a prominent role
through the general campaign which
terminated last night.
While controversies over the
school bill have raged and the cam
paign of Ben W. Olcott. republican
candidate for governor, and Walter
M. Pierce, democratic nominee, have
attracted unusual attention, there
has been much noise and loud talk,
but the great silent vote will speak
today during 12 hours. An army of
voters have been non - committal
throughout the heated debates and
arguments. With them rests the
fate of the candidates for governor.
Henvy Vote Expected.
Unless weather conditions are un
favorable, the outlook is for an ex
ceptionally heavy vote, for the elec
torate has) been aroused to a keen
interest in the men and issues subr
mitted for .heir approval or reject
tion. Predictions are that there wllj
be between 70 and 75 per cent of the
registered vote placed In the boxes'.
It may even go higher, weather per
In the closing hours of the cam
paign yesterday a flood of money
appeared to bet that Olcott is
elected. The betting was the chief
topic yesterday and last night
wagers of $1000 and more were not
uncommon. One Olcott supporter
placed $7000, giving odds; another
had $15,000 and managed to place
about two-thirds of the sum on the
republican candidate. Another Port
lander posted $5000 on Olcott and
waited all day for Pierce money to
cover it. There was considerable
Pierce money in small dabs, from $25
to $200, but big money was scarce.
One Pierce supporter who, two
weeks ago said he would bet $23,000
on the democrat, wagered $2000 and'
yesterday declined to risk any more
money. A Portland business man
offered to take any Pierce money up
to $4000. Almost without exception
the bets were even money.'
Bis; Sum to Change Hand..
Betting, of course, does not alter
results and reflects only the judg
ment or sentiment of the people of
fering the wagers. Be that as it
may, money was abundant in the'
past 24 hours and in the total a
large sum will change hands.
Owing to the issues which have
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