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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 3, 1912)
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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1912.
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ARE VOTED DOWN
tory Is fmmense.
BOTH CHARTERS ARE DEFEATED
Public Market Project Only
CIVIL SERVICE MAINTAINED
Rr- Island Project Is Xot Wanted
and $2,000,000 for Parks Falls
Vote Is Heavy Oregonlan's
.( Recommendations O. K.'d.
An unexpectedly large vote cast yes
terday at the special city election, ac
cording to the returns tabulated up to
midnight, resulted in the defeat of both
forms of commission charter, most of
h hond Issues proposed, salary In
creases sought; left the police under
civil service by a large majority
.,.-. ,4 Anvcn with the general ava
lanche the proposition to create the
office of city prosecutor.
The one outstanding favorable vote
was that for the Northwestern Electric
Company, which was granted a iran
in hut lieht and power In
Pnrrlanii hv an overwhelming majority.
The earliest returns from all parts of
the city carried the certainty mat ima
measure, which was submittea on rei
erendum by the City Council, had
.passed and that the new company had
received a most hearty indorsement.
According: to the returns, incomplete,
but believed to be about as nearly ln-rfir-.ilv.
of the final result as possible.
h. vntln-r Dnbllc yesterday turned out
to the extent of not less than B0 per
cent and. in casting the ballot, 101-
lowed almost In every instance mo u
vlce given by The Oregonian.
Row Island Project Loses.
Notable among the proposed measures
which went down to emphatic defeat
was the Boss Island project, backed
by Mayor Rushlight, the "plan provid
ing for a bond isi-ue of 1300.000 for the
purchase of thla property.
Another measure to suffer severely at
the hands of the electorate was the
proposed Municipal Public Service
Commission, fathered by Will H. Daly.
Councllman-at-Large. and which pro
vided for three commissioners at high
salaries to regulate utility corporations
within the city limits.
Even the proposed bond. Issue of ?2.
000.000 for the acquisition of parks
and boulevards waa snowed under In
the general resentment shown by the
voters against voluminous bond Issues
as presented at this special election.
Bridge AaaJa efeate.
The South Portland bridge, project
met a similar fate, this being the sec
ond time It has been defeated by the
voters. It proposed a bond issue of
A proposed bond Issue of 1100.000 for
a new Incinerator was beaten, al
though by a less margin than others
on the ballot.
Disapproval of the proposal for
200. 000 additional bonds for the pur
chase of a site for the proposed public
auditorium was voiced In no uncertain
. By a good majority the people
amended the charter so that the city
may now be able to utilize Its own
streets near the waterfront for its own
Good majorities were also given the
measures extending the bonding act to
street openings and granting 30 days
in which to file applications there
under. Public markets were Indorsed by a
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SIX-MOXTHS-OLD HEIR IS LEFT
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Infant Aristocrat "Among Friends"
While Parents Take Whirl, at '
Xewport Social Wheel.
NEW YOUK. Nov. 2. (Special.) Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred O. Vanderbilt returned
today on. the French liner La Provence
without the Vanderbilt baby boy, who,
wat born six weeks ago In Ens-land.
Everybody had been expecting taat
the baby would arrive on the Pro
vence, but they were disappointed, and
most especially so was Its grandfather,
Captain Isaac E. Emerson, of Balti
more, who was at the pier to meet
his daughter .and her husband.
The baby has been left behind in
England on the Vanderbilt farm with
friends, as It is too young to stand
the rigors of an ocean voyage yet, and
It was lucky for the baby that it stayed
in peaceful England, for the passen
gers of the Province reported a most
terrific voyage in heavy weather.
No name has been chosen as yot for
the boy, said the father, today, coming
up the bay. He was told that there
Is a report that Captain Emerson is
having a special herd of selected cows
Installed In a brand new dairy on his
farm for tha bab. Mr. Vanderbilt
opened his eyes In
"Why should It need a . ' - dairy?'
he asked. . "-
v The Vanderbllts will stay he. , ntil
Christmas. They left the pier to ft f
their suite in the Vanderbilt Hote..
Part of the time they will spend with
his mother in Newport.
BROWNSVILLE MAN LOST
John C. Morgan Missing in Cascade
ALBANY, Or- Nov. 2. (Special.)
John C. Morgan, a prominent resident
of Brownsville, aged 67 years, has been
lost in the Cascade Mountains for six
days. Though 100 men are now
searching, no trace of him has been
Morgan was hunting with two other
men on Green Mountain, near the Cala
pooia River, eight miles east of Holley
They started out alone last Monday
morning and have not been seen since.
Seventy-five men have gone from
Brownsville to engage in search, many
from Crawfordsville and Holley. Mor
gan had had heart ktrouble recently,
so It is believed he had an attack of
heart failure and died. -
HEIRS GIVE CASH TO BABIES
Ross Winaus' Benericlarles Tresent
9500,000 to Prince's Children.
BALTIMORE. Nov. 2. (Special.)
Documents filed today In the Orphans'
Court disclosed the fact that the bene
ficiaries under the will of the late
Ross R. Winans have agreed to sur
render J500.000 from their legacies to
Beatrice and Gaston de Beam, Infant
children of Prince Henri de Beam, who
was Mr. Wlnan's son-in-law. No pro
vision was made for the De Beam chil
dren In the will.
Most of the 1500,000 will be given by
the residuary legatees and the re
mainder will be given by Miss Dorothy
Bateman, of Newport, to whom was
left $500,000. The other legacies. It Is
said, will be paid In full.
CANDIDATES GET REFUND
Saving of $1078 Made on Printing
of Pamphlets to Voters.
sjitm Or.. Nov. 2. (Special.) A
refund of S1773 will be made to those
-v. onntrihnterf under the law $70 a
page for space In the initiative and
The nampnlets this year were printed
at an expense of $45 a page as com
pared to the $60.43 a page charged in
1910. Those who submitted matter
were compelled to make a deposit of
'0 a page to guarantee tne cost, as
provided by law. The entire refund
ill be $1775 and the saving maae
amounts to $1079.95.
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Forecasters See Pos
'SILENT VOTE" MYSTIFYING
Managers of Three Parties
LOCAL SITUATIONS COUNT
Trend of Opinion Favors Wilson as
Probable Victor, but Unknown
Elements Are Regarded as
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. The general
election of 1912 has been turned over
to the voters of the United States, In
the language of leaders of the three
principal parties. A cessation of ac-
u.-ity in the respective camps tonight.
a recouping of strength tomorrow for
the final onslaught Monday, and an
effort Tuesday by each faction to "get
out Its vote'- mark the termination of
a campaign conceded tefhave few par
allels In the history of the Nation. ,
Throughout the country polling
places will open Tuesday with the at
tention of the entire Nation focused
upon them. There are few states out
side the "Solid South" where results
are conceded to be one way or anoth
ed. Confident claims by Democratio
leaders of a sweeping victory are met
by emphatic assertions from the Re
publican and Roosevelt Progressive
managers that they expect success, re
spectively, for their Presidential can
didates. The President and Vice-President, the
House of Representatives, the United
States Senate and the local govern
ments of many of the most populous
states hang In the balance of Tuesday's
Elements of Doubt Knter la.
From the beginning of the campaign
the advantage has been with Woodrow
Wilson and the Democratic party, for,
while there have been Democratic fac
tions,' the party has held pretty well
together on the Presidential ticket and
it has seemed that desertions from the
Democratic ranks would be largely
made up by recruits from the Repub
lican or Roosevelt Progressive parties.
Moreover, Democracy this year is fac
ing the Republican party and the third
party, which has drawn almost exclu
sively from the Republican ranks. The
oretically, atjgast, the Democracy need
do no more than hold Its own to win.
There are certain things that
douot over the result ofju'ser Dartmouth Passed here today.
have cast a
the approaching election. In the first
place, it has been and even now Is as
sumed that the democratic party will
hold together and that few Democrats
will desert the party this year. This,
however, is only surmise, bolstered up
by hope. It has been demonstrated that
there is no considerable . amount of
Democratic enthusiasm in the cam
paign this year, take the country as a
whole far less enthusiasm than was
to have been expecte Moreover, there
has been considerable apathy among
Democrats, and there is no certainty
whatever that the full Democratic vote
will go to the polls. Wilson, as the
party candidate, has not made the bril
liant campaign that was expected of
him. In fact, there have been many
weak spots In his personal campaign,
and many flaws in the management as
conducted by the party chairman and
campaign managers. These things ren
der uncertain the size of the vote Wil
son will poll on Tuesday.
The greatest element of uncertainty
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ILLUSTRATED STORY OF
OREGONIAN ELECTION RETURNS
Bulletins Downtowns Signal Lla-hta
From Tower j and Elcctrlo-I.lKht
Signals In City, Salem, Oregon
City and Vancouver.
On the night of November 5 Tha
Oregonian will flash election re
turns on a screen at Sixth and
' Aider, beginning at T P. M. Com
plete returns will be received by
Associated Press and special
wires, and the entire Nation will
be covered rapidly.
For the benefit of those who. do
not come downtown. The Orego
nian will riash signals from a
light mast above the tower of
The Oregonian building, with the
following code of signals as soon
as the result is known:
ONE RED LIGHT INDICATES ,
ONE WHITE LIGHT INDI
CATES R O O S E V E LTS ELEC
TION. ONE RED LIGHT AND ONE
WHITE LIGHT TOGETHER IN
DICATE WILSON'S ELECTION.
ALTERNATE FLASHES OF
RED AND WHITE LIGHTS AT
INT E"it V ALS OF 30 SECONDS,
RESULT IN DOUBT.
The, Oregonian has also ar
ranged with President Josselyn,
of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company, for a code of
signals to announce the result In
the residences using electric
lights in Portland, Vancouver,
Wash.; Salem, and Oregon City.
The signals will be given
by turning out the electric
lights as soon as the result Is
known, according to the follow
One dash (five seconds of
darkness) Indicates Taft's elec
tion. Two dashes (two intervals
of darkness of five seconds each)
indicate Wilson's election.
Three dashes (three in
tervals of darkness of five sec
onds each) indicate Roosevelt's
Four dashes (four In
tervals of darkness of five sec
onds each) Indicate that the re
sult is in doubt.
The first signal will be given
as soon as the result is known If
the returns are decisive before 11
P. M. But. at any rate, a signal
will be given promptly at 11 P.
M.. or as near 11 P. M sharp, as
MISS JEFFERSON WEDS
Granddaughter of Actor Married to
Morristown, Ji. J., Man.
BOSTON. Nov. 2. (Special.) In the
.prej&ejaepf, a few. jptlmatje friends and
relatives. Miss Lauretta Jefferson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jef
ferson, of Buzzards Bay, and grand
daughter of the late Joseph Jefferson,
the actor, and Charles H. Raymond II,
of Morristown, N. J., were married to
day In All Saints' Episcopal Church,
Owing to professional engagements
In the West, Thomas Jefferson, father
of the bride, was unable to be present
at the service.
British Warship Off for Levant.
niRRil.TAR Nov. 2. The British
TDOUDQ lor HID uevttlll.. x lie liiku ua....c
squadron will arrive early tomorrow
from- England and will proceed east
ward after a stay of only one uour.
VOTERS' HANDY REFERENCE.
The Oresonlan's Recommendations
CondruM-d, General Election,
Tuewdar, November S. .
Vote No. Vote Ves.
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A CANDIDATE, WITH
WINS BY BIG VOTE
Told to Come In.
WELCOME IS A DECISIVE ONE
Company Prepares to Hurry
Plants to Completion.
SERVICE BEGINS MARCH 1
Strong Financial Support Is Behind
Company That Will Give Light
and Power Competition in Port
land City Retains Rights.
Now that the franchise for the
Northwestern Electric Company has
been passed by a decisive vote of the
people, officers of the company -reiterate
their declarations that they are
ready to establish service and. enter
the light and power field in Eortland In
competition with the Portland Railway.
Light & Power Company as early as the
physical conditions surrounding the
erection of their plant will permlt-
G. F. Herr, of San Francisco, repre
senting the Fleishhacker interests, who
are financing the Northwestern Electric
Company, has been in Portland for the
last few days. He was naturally
pleased last night, when the returns
assured him that the franchise had
"We are ready to proceed with our
plant in Portland at once." said Mr.
Herr. "While we never had any doubt
that the people would grant us the
right to do business In the city, we con
tinued our activity right to the eve of
the election, to demonstrate our good
faith in the project we are advancing.
The fact that we are actually at work
on our power development plant on the
White Salmon River is probably the
best indication of our good faith. I
understand the plant there Is 20 per
Sen-Ice to Be Rushed.
"We 'are under heavy bond to carry
out the provisions of our franchise, and
now that it has been granted and that
we have heavy investments behind it.
we are as eager to begin actual service
as the people are to procure our serv
ice." ' .
The Northwestern Electric Company
has financial support of the strongest
kind. Its two principal backers are
Herbert and Mortimer Fleishhacker, of
San Francisco, presidents respectively
of the Anglo & London-Paris National
Bank and the Anglo & London-Paris
Trust Company, of that city.
They are Interested in extensive elec
tric, nroiects in California, with a huge
power project on the Feather River
that will develop 500,000 horsepower.
Associated with them in the Northwest
ern Electric Company are other Cali
fornia financiers, including William H.
Crocker, of the Crocker National Bank;
Antone Borel, of Antone Borel Ai to.
bankers, and others.
t'lnlik Set for March.
Long before the Fleishhackers asked
for a franchise In Portland last Spring
to give active competition In this city
in the electric light and power busi
ness, they had begun development work
in a quiet way at their plant on the
White Salmon River, in Washington,
about three miles above the town of
Underwood and 72 miles from Portland.
After very heavy preliminary work,
which included the driving of four tun
nels through solid 'rock in the canyon
of the White Salmon RiVer, through
which to divert the stream from Its bed,
while construction was in progress, the
building of a great concrete dam 400
feet long, 123 feet high and 100 feet
through at? the base was begun this
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A VERY, VERY SAD ENDING
MILLIONAIRE CAVXOT GET MIN-
. ISTER FOR CEREMONY.
Xewport and Providence Pastors Re
fuse to Act for Man Whose
' Wife Divorced Him.
NEWPORT, R. I., Nov. 2. (Special.)
Edward R. Thomas, millionaire bank
er, turfman and autoist, failed In sev
eral attempts here today to get mar
ried to Miss Elizabeth Flnley, the ar
tist. Because Thomas was the guilty
party in a divorce suit recently won by
his first wife, wno was the beautiful
Linda Lee of Kentucky, three clergy
men of three denominations refused to
perform the ceremony.
Efforts are now being made to se
cure a Providence minister to offi
ciate. It was said the marriage would
be performed, If possible, on Wednes
day. It was at Lands End, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. Livingston Beekman,
the latter a sister of Thomas, that the
ceremony was to have been held. The
bride and bridegroom had obtained a
The ministers of Newport have an
agreement not to marry divorced per
sons unless under exceptional circum
stances, and several of them said today
they felt positive Thomas would not
be married here by a Newport clergy
man. HORSE TRAVELS DE LUXE
Vanderbilt Drops Tear as He Parts
With $150,000 Rocksand.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (Special.) A
horse which will be watched as care
fully as the $60,000,000 son of Alfred
Gwynne Vanderbilt and which will re
ceive fully as much attention, sailed on
the Minnewaska today for France.
A tear dropped upon August Bel
mont's red necktie as he bade farewell
to the horse, Rocksand. which he has
Just 'sold to a French syndicate for
$150,000. Three hostlers In eight-hour
shifts will watch Rocksand every mo
ment of the passage as tenderly as ever
a millionaire's child was watched by
The stateroom of Rocksand Is far re
moved from the vibration of machinery
and Is floored with six-inch-thick
matting, on top of which Is a layer of
moss. The walls are padded with bur
lap and cotton.
Rocksand's precious legs are ban
daged with cotton all the time and
twice a day a veterinary will change
the dressings. He is insured with
Lloyds for $150,000.
J. G. STUBBS TO MOVE UP
Nephew of Prominent Railroad Man
to Be Promoted.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2. (Special.)
John - G. Stubbs. nephew of J. C.
Stubbs, formerly director of traffic of
the . Harriman lines, is slated to suc
ceed the late E. H. Rising as general
freight . gent, of the Southern Pacifi-3
in this city. Mr. Rising dropped deaJ
of heart disease at his desk in the
Flood building several weeks ago.
Mr. Stubbs is general freight agent
for the railroad company at Los An
geles, where he has been stationed for
several .years. He entered railroad
service upon, the advice of his uncle
and has risen rapidly. His appoint
ment will be announced from the office
of Freight TrafAc Manager Luce next
3000 WHALES ARE KILLED
Single 'Company Operating Ten Ves
sels Has Catch of 1000.
VICTORIA, Nov. 2. Ten steam whal
ing vessels, owned by a company oper
ating off the Vancouver Island and
Queen Charlotte Island coasts, killed
more than 1000 whales in the season
Other companies operated steam
whalers off the Washington. British
Columbia and Alaska coasts during the
season,, and it is estimated that more
than 3000 whales were killed.
10 KNEES AWAITED
Powers Take No Steps
to Limit War.
SERVIANS .STILL ADVANCING
Reports of Massacres by Otto
mans Piling Up.
LAST BATTLE SEEMS NEAR
European Sentiment Favors TerrI
torlal Ambitions of Balkan
Allies if Austrian Aims Can
LONDON, Nov. 2. After the four
days' decisive battle of the war, there
Is calm for a few hours.
Constantinople officials still refuse
to permit messages dealing with the
Turkish deteat to be sent out of the
capital. How far the Ottoman army
will be able to pull itself together, and
whether it will make a stand In the
forts outside of Constantinople are
Servian Advance Continue.
The Servian advance toward Saloniki
continues. The Greeks say they are
pushing steadily forward, but the
Turkish messages insist that the
Greek army has met with a repulse,
that the Crown Prince ran away and
that the Greek position Is precarious.
Adrlanople and Saloniki are sur
rounded by enemies. The Turkish
army in Macedonia Is ut off on all
sides. Servians hold all of 61d Servia
and are administering the government
from the ancient capital, Uskup. Re
ports of massacres by, the retreating
Turks, with barbarous details, are pil
Final Hatlle Awaited.
Diplomacy has done nothing In thf
direction of stopping or limiting the
war. The powers now await the ex
pected final battle which will force tha
Turk to his knees. The allies proclaim
their determination to hold all they
conquer. European Bentlment cer
tainly English sentiment appears to
Indorse their ambitions. If Austrian in
terests can be arranged. -
All the sailors of the British de
stroyer and submarine squadrons on
leave have been ordered to return. The
action of the British admiralty has
caused a stir, but it may have no re
lation to the war.
BATTLE RAGIXG ON PLAIN
Heavy Losses Reported in Saloniki
Dispatch to Constantinople.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 2. Dis
patches from Saloniki, dated November
1, say heavy fighting continues on the
Plain of Vardas, and that the Greeks
are sustaining heavy losses. The Turk
ish troops are said to have captured
25 Greek cavalrymen and two field
British and French cruisers have ar
rived at Saloniki.
The price of bread has risen here,
but the supplies of wheat, flour and
meat continue to come from Russia,
Roumanla and the Anatolian Provinces.
The German gunboat Loreley, bring
ing ex-Sultan Abdul Hamid from Sa-
lonil:!. arrived here today. Abdul
Hamld and the women of the harem
are to be placed for the present In
Beyler Bay Palace, on the Asiatic side
of the Bosphorus.
Red Cross to Appeal for Funds.
WARHINQTON. Nov. 2. Appeal for
funds for the sick and wounded of the
Balkan war will be made by the Amerl-
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