The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 05, 1916, Section One, Page 6, Image 6

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Republicans Claim State by
35,000, While Democrats
. Predict Lead of 25,000.
tiister Organization, on Other Hand,
Falls to Work In Harmony and
Turner, Dropping Between
? Factions, Is Deserted.
SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The Issue of next Tuesday's election
in Washington so far as the office of
President was concerned is considered
tonight to be in doubt. It seemed prob
able that Che remainder of the Repub
lican Federal, state and county tickets,
with the exception of Representative
C. C. Dill in the Fifth district, would
be elected.
The fact that Dill's re-election was
regarded as at least possible was indi
cated during the week by the fact that
Senator Miles Poindexter canceled all
his West Bide speaking dates that he
tnigh remain in the Fifth District and
speak for the Republican nominee, Tom
Corkery, of Spokane, former Progres
sive and one time member of the State
. Woman Wine Democrats.
Democrats and the radical Progres
sives are making a desperate effort to
elect Mrs. Frances C. Aitell, of Bell
ingham, as Representative in Congress
from the Second District, but the odds
favor the incumbent. Lin H. Hadley,
of Bellingham. Into this district every
issue, state or National, as entered.
Mrs. Axtell has appealed to voters on
the theory that Washington should
send the first woman to Congress and
that she is best qualified to represent
the "dry" interests.
In the First District, where two for
mer Mayors of Seattle are running, it
is apparent John F. Miller, Republican,
will defeat George F. Cotterill, Demo
crat. The Democrats have not paid
much attention to Cotterill in this cam
paign. He seems to have been an un
welcome entry to the Congressional
race. Nobody wanted to contest the
nomination with him, for the First Dis
trict is recognized as probably Repub
lican and the Democrats who could
have run did not want to spend the
money necessary to overcome Cotter
ill's natural lead.
Turner Is Deserted.
So the bourbons of the first district
went into the fight soured on Cotterill,
and he will be knifed generally.
Apparently the Democrats have had
little hope of defeating either Albert
Johnson, of Hoquiam, in the third, or
W. Ij. La Follette, of Pullman, in the
fourth district.
Kx-Senator eGorge Turner, Demo
cratic nominee against Miles Poindex
ter, has been unfortunate. He fell in
between the two factions when Gov
ernor rnest Lister broke with the state
committee and both factions have let
him shift for himself.
in a measure. Turner was responsible
fir the situation himself. He was a
rarty to the Lister agreement at the
North Yakima convenition whereby it
was understood that Julius Zittel, of
Spokane, would be Democratic state
chairman, and Hugh C. Wallace, of
Tacoma, National committeeman. Turner
insisted upon Zittel's election, thereby
displacing the Federal brigade, and.
though gaining the Lister indorsement,
did not get support enough, to over
come the losses he suffered.
Move Made Too Late.
Then, too. Turner did not move in
time to catch the antl-Polndexter vote
after the Republican primaries. As a
matter of fact, there was very little
personal feeling involved in the sup
port of Representative Will E. Hum
phrey agaln6t Poindexter for the Re
publican Senatorial nomination.
There was a principle at stake, and
when Poindexter promptly announced
his allegiance to the Republican Pres
idential nominee and to the proective
tariff policy, especially as it affected
Western Washington products he
healed up the breach. Then Poindex
ter spent a great deal of time on the
West Side and became enthusiastic over
protection, preparedness and other is
sues. Republicans See Victory.
At political headquarters all factions
made extravagant claims of victory.
The Hughes Alliance makes the best
prediction because because that or
ganization puts forth an argument.
"Cascarets" Regulate Women,
Men and Children With
. out Injury.
Take When Bilious, Headachy,
for Colds, Bad Breath,
. Sour Stomach.
ftp 0
Instend of nasty, .harsh pills, salts,
castor oil or dangerous calomel, why
don t you keep Cascarets handy in your
home? Cascarets act on the liver and
thirty feet of bowels so gently you
don't realize you have fatten a cathar
tic, but they act thoroughly and can
be depended upon when a good liver
and bowel cleansing is necessary
they move the one and porson from
the bowels without griping and sweet
en the stomach. You eat one or two at
night like candy and you wake up
feeling fine, the headache, biliousness.
bad breath, coated tongue, sour stom
ach, constipation, or oaa cold aisap
pears. Mothers should give cross, sick,
feverish or bilious children a whole
Cascaret any time they are harmless
and eftfe for the little folks. Adv.
while the others merely assert some
thing to be true. Said the official
prognosticator of the Hughes Alliance
"We will carry Washington by a
majority of between 25,000 and 80.000.
This estimate Is based on our personal
polls and from a close study of the
Times-Herald returns. Working out
Wilson's percentage of increase from
the Times-Herald returns, we cannot
figure where he has a chance to carry
the state. In King County and this
is a fact we have 42,000 signed
pledges from registered voters, who
say they will support Hughes. We
figure this represents 40 per cent of
the vote that will be cast, and if that
number signs up, we are confident we
will carry the county by a good ma
jority." Democrat Claims 25,000
Chairman F. C. Harper, of the Repub
lican state committee, declares Hughes
will carry the state by between 15,000
and 20.000 plurality. He predicts the
election of McBride by between 25,000
and 30,000, and the success of Poindex
ter by between 35,000 and 60,000 plur
ality. J. B. Fogarty. Democratic state chair
man, claims the state for Wilson by a
plurality of "Oh, between 25,000 and
30,000," and the election of the entire
Democratic ticket.
Ex-Governor Henry McBride con
tends he will win by not less thaa 30,
000 plurality and that he confidently
expects his lead to run between 60,000
and 60,000. Democratic nominee Ernest
Lister fixee his plurality at 25,000; his
crw n committee chairman, H. S. Todd,
says it will be 35.000, while a Lister
press agent puts it at not less than
Getting down to county affairs, Relph
A. Horr, Republican chairman, declares
Hughes will carry King County by be
tween 15,000 and 20,000. while George
A. Custer, Democratio chairman, claims
the county by 25,000. Both contend
their party tickets will carry.
The fact remains that on past per
formances Governor McBride has been
the best guesser among all those who
have been quoted. The farmers fear
the effect of free trade in all their
products and are fighting for a pro
tective tariff.
Team Falls to Back Star.
In the state fight the Democrats
seem to have abandoned! a well-considered
and admirable campaign
scheme. If a political fight can be
compared to the building up of a. foot
baJl team, the situation Is that the
Democrats built their ticket around
one star Governor Ernest Lister.
Then, with everything set for a cam
paign behind one man, the first thing
the Democrats did was to quarrel, and
they haven't healed the breach yet.
Next, they failed to get the ticket pull
ing together, behind or with the star.
Among other things that contributed
to a lack of harmony was the fact that
the Lister crowd took its well-filled
camp:n barrel away from Democratic
row in the Lyon building and fought
an independent campaign from the
Transportation building.
Every time a bill came into one of
the Democratic headquarters the chair
man in charge and everybody was a
chairman of something or other
thought rather peevishly of his own
depleted treasury and Lister's well
filled purse. It does not contribute
materially toward harmony to hit one's
pocketbook, and Democratio teamwork
for this reason was impossible.
Republicans Are United.
On the Republican side McBride was
the only candidate. The rest of the
ticket practically was composed of a
veteran team. Even the treasurer, W.
W. Sherman, had Beven years' experi
ence as a deputy, and was working in
When the Republican campaign
started the party directors found they
had the veterans and then found that
they had accumulated as two assets
the unexpected harmonizing strength
of the former Bull Mooser, Miles Poin
dexter, and the Roosevelt Republican,
Henry McBride. Also, instead of work
ing Independently, both Poindexter and
McBride placed themselves under or
ders of the state chairman and both
volunteered to keep up their private
organizations for the benefit of the
entire ticket.
To anyone at all familiar with poll
tics, the difference between having to
protect a star from injury and having
an entire team willing and eager to
fight as one unit, spells the difference
between a winning combination and a
$9000 flOTE WELLED
Court Sets Aside Claims of Welch
Brothers, Asserting Cost of -Hubbard
Block $35,000 Too High.
SALEM. Or.. Nov. 4. (Special.)
Cancellation of a note and mortgage
for $9148.65 held by Welch Bros., Salem
contractors, against Mrs. Fannie Hub
bard, owner of the Hubbard building
here, was ordered today by Circuit
Judge Galloway, who held that the note
and mortgage were obtained through
misrepresentation. A claim of 55000 for
attorney's fees was cut to $750.
The decision was given in the suit
brought by the Alliance Trust Com
pany, Limited, against Mrs. Hubbard
and Welch Bros, to foreclose mort
gages on the Hubbard building for
J70.000. The mortgage ordered can
celed today was made subsequent to
those held by the plaintiff company.
In his decision Judge Galloway de
clared that Mrs. Hubbard had ben
"treated like a fat duck to be plucked
by everyone connected with this unfor
tunate affair in charging her over
$35,000 for work that might have been
done by reliable contractors for the
sum of $19,000."
The court sets forth that the entire
building should have cost Mrs. Hubbard
less than $60,000, approximately $16,000
less than claimed by Welch Bros., and
$5000 less than they already have re
ceived. ,
Decision as to the mortgages held by
the Alliance Trust Company and others
is reserved for a future date.
Troop and Battery at Calexico
Prepare to Stay as Long
as They Are Weeded.
Executive Write Letter Offering
Services to Aid Soldiers on Bor
der Duty or Their Depend
ents at Home.
Calexico. CaL, Nov. 1. (Special Cor
respondence.) Troop A and Battery A
have gone into Winter quarters. This
means that while the Oregon soldiers
are still under canvas, drilling and
doing the things which a soldier must
do, they have become carpenters, many
using saw and hammer with the skill
of trained workmen.
It would be interesting to the wives,
mothers and sweethearts of the Oregon
soldiers, could they drop into Camp
Calexico and see their men doing their
Winter house building. To be true,
the Winter quarters are not finished
affairs, with carved gables and mission
fronts, but they are comfortable and
when good kind Uncle Sam issues
stoves, the men In olive drab will have
the near comforts of home with the
home folks missing.
AH this would indicate that the stay
of the Oregon troops on the border is
to be prolonged. Tet in the Army one
never can tell. It is a cinch, however,
none of the Oregon soldiers will be
home to vote. And now that there is
no chance for this vote, both officers
and. men are satisfied to remain on the
border until the word "go home" is
flashed over the wire.
Men Would Like to Go Home.
To say the members of Troop A and
Battery A are not anxious to go home
would be saying something which is
not true. They all want to return, but
now they have been long enough at
the soldier game to like it and if they
could look into- the future and see at
the end there would yet be a chance
of their being sent into Mexico, the re
joicing would be Just as great and as
cheerfully received as would the going
home order.
Next week will be one of activity for
both Troop A and Battery A. The rifle
range that has been in the course of
construction for the past 10 days Is
about finished. Two things have de
layed the completion of the rifle pits,
the signing of the lease and because of
the intense heat In the middle or the
day. Because of the heat, it was pos
sible to work only a couple of hours
In the early morning and late in the
afternoon. About four full hours in
which to do work with comfort is all
that can be expected.
Governor's Letter Pleases Men.
Governor Withycombe has won the
hearts of tWe Oregon soldiers In Camp
Calexico. He wrote a letter of com
mendation of the Oregon soldiers now
serving on the border. The letters were
sent to Captain George A. White, of
Troop A. and Captain Helme. of Battery
A. and the letter which each captain
received was read to the troopers at
retreat. The letter to Captain White
"State of Oregon, Executive Depart
ment, Salem, Oct. 25. Captain George
A. White. Troop A, First Oregon
Cavalry, Calexico, Cal. My Dear Cap
tain White: It Is now four months
since the members of Troop A were
called from home for active service and
it seems quite fitting that I should send
a word of greeting to the officers and
men of your command. Certainly, I
want you and them to know that your
continued service on the border Is ap
predated by myself and by all of the
people of Oregon.
v e all realize that the soldiers who
are staying on the border are making
big sacrifices and I want each and
every one of them to know that their
patriotic service is appreciated. I hope
the Oregon boys will be home soon, but
as tonar as they have to remain in the
field, they may rest assured that they
are being thought of and honored for
the good work they doing. If there
is anything I can do to make easier,
either the lot of the troopers them
selves, or their dependents at borne,
you may rest assured that I will con
sider it a pleasure to be of service to
them, very truly yours,
Mrs. Blatch to Send Long-Dlstange
Telephone Message to 12 States
to Vote Against Wilson.
CHICAGO, Nov. 4. Officials of the
National Woman s Party expressed sat
isfaction today with the campaign con
ducted against President Wilson in the
12 woman suffrage states. They do
clared that the final reports received
from th'ese states will be the deciding
lactor in tne election.
The National Woman's Party will
close its campaign with a mass meet
ing in Chicago tomorrow night. at
wwen sirs. Harriet Stanton Blatch will
send this appeal to the 12 equal suf
frage states by lon-dlstance telephone:
"Woman voters, remember Wilson
kept us out of suffrage. Do not return
to power a President and Congress hos
tile to political freedom for women.
vote against Wilson and the Demo
cratlc candidates for Congress."
Nigeria has been added to the landa !n
which valuable depoalta of coal aave tun
tuaoovarwi ta veceai yeaxj
Partner of J. P. Morgan, After Trip
Abroad, Denies Allies Threaten
Demonetization of Gold.
CHICAGO. Nov. 4. Henry P. Davison,
of J. P. Morgan &. Co., New York, to.
night told bankers of Chicago and the
Middle West what he had learned of
the credit situation in Europe on his
recent trip there and its effect on
financial affairs In this country.
Mr. Davison and Charles H. Sabln,
president of the Guaranty Company, of
New York, were guests of George M.
Reynolds, president of the Continental
and Commercial National Bank at
dinner also attended by a score of the
leading bankers of the Middle West.
While the meeting was confidential.
It was known that one thing talked of
was the necessity of a liberal policy of
extending credit to the Luropean coun
tries buying American products. The
suggestion of a greater use of accept
ances in extension of credits was also
discussed. -
Earlier in the day Mr. Davison em
phasized his faith in the solvency of
Great Britain and France. He deniei
a published report that a demand would
be made by the Entente Allies that
Americans accept unsecured loans or
face the demonetization of gold.
"After the war Is over Europe will
buy where it can buy best." he said,
"not only in the matter of prices but
in the matter of credit. To do our
share of the business we roust extend
the credit."
Kennewick Rejoices Over Rain.
KENNEWICK. Wash., Nov. 4. (Spe
cial.) Wheat growers were rejoicing
tonight over the first rain in two
months. Roads were improved, the
rain laying the accumulation of dust.
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Elbert S. Kobe, Asst. Manager.
Colonel, Boy and Indian Exe
cuted in Juarez.
Commander and His Companions In
Agony as Firing Squad Bangles
Work "Mercy Shots" Fin
ish Border Tragedy.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 4. Colonel
Rosarlo Garcia, Villa commander from
Sonora. and two of his men were exe
cuted In Juarez early today, after be
ing convicted by a military court on
charges of treason. They were cap
tured at Hacienda Santa Ana. near
Namiq.iipa, and were brought to Juarez
Colonel Garcia weakened when the
moment of death came. After march
ing to tho Juarez Cemetery in front of
a guard of 11 Carranza soldiers and an
officer. Colonel Garcia asked permis
sion to write a last letter home to his
family In Sonora.
Seated on a log in front of the sex
ton's house, the Villa commander wrote
long letter, which he read aloud to
the group of witnesses. In this state
ment he declared he was not a Villa
bandit, but was a Constitutionalist and
said he had been forced to carry papers
to Villa.
Tied to Colonel Garcia were two oth
ers of his command. One was a beard
less boy of 17 years, who licked his dry
Hps continually and wiped . the tears
from his eyes with a soiled handker
chief. The other was a Mayo Indian
In denim, who sat and smoked a ciga
rette while Garcia wrote his statement.
After delivering this statement to the I
officer. Colonel Garcia made an impas
sioned plea for his life in a voice which
broke with emotion and ended with a
request that his family be cared for
after his death.
Shoot me through tho heart." he
said, sitting down in front of an adobe
wall, pockmarked with the bullet holes
or other executions. The boy next to
him also sat, while the Indian squatted
against the wall, smoking.
The execution squad fired. Garcia
and his companions rocked violently
from the force of the fusillade. Garcla's
knees doubled up with pain, he mo
tioned to his heart and begged the
squad to fire again. This was done
deliberately, the bandit commander's
body quivering in the agony of his
wounds. The second volley failed to
end his suffering and it was not until
the Captain of the guard had fired two
"mercy shots." point blank at his bead,
that the bandit's body stilled.
A "mercy shot" each despatched the
boy bandit and the Indian, the boy still
clutching his soiled handkerchief and
the Mayo his cigarette.
Any Part of Canto I.lkely to Reach Foe,
Eve by Compulation, to Re Takes
as Grounds for Destruction.
LONDON. Nov. 4. A special dispatch
from Amsterdam features a statement
of the Berlin Kreuz Zeitung to the ef
fect that Germany has decided to make
the safety of neutral ships carrying
How will you relish paying
from 25 to 50 more for
everything you wear than
the price now prevailing?
That's exactly what you will
have to face when the present
stock of clothing and fur-!
nishings is exhausted.
Better supply your clothes needs now, -while
you can get good, dependable materials at
moderate prices. You know that Chester
field Suits and Overcoats are as good as can
be made. They cost from $20 to $45 for
suit or overcoat. Stetson Hats $4.00 and
$5.00. Imported Borsalino Hats $5.00.
Chesterfield Hats $3.00. Manhattan and
Wilson Bros. Shirts $1.50 to $6.00. Cooper,
Sterling and Vassar Underwear $1.00 to
$7.50 a suit. Mighty glad to have you call.
Store of Style
and Quality
Corner Washington and West Park Streets
neutral cargoes dependent upon guar
antees that no part of such cargoes
Fhall be landed, whether through Brit
ish compulsion or not. at any Uritish
Such guarantees, according to the
Kreuz Zeitung, can consist only in for
mal undertakings by Great Britain, and
such an undertaking will be recognized
by Germany only from case to case.
This Is taken to mean that in event
of any neutral cargo or part thereof
being landed In Kngland, the German
government Immediately will cease to
recognize the inviolability of neutral
ships. The Berlin paper implies that the
case of the Dutch freighter Bloorn
ersdjlk. which was sunk by a German
submarine off Nantucket on October 8,
will be argued along these lines, and
it will be contended since the inter
mediate destination of the vessel was
Kirkwall, there was no guarantee that
the whole cargo would reach Holland.
The British press also infers from a
Berlin disratch summarized in the
Koelnlsche Zeitung that Germany pro
poses to sink all neutral ships, whether'
bearing neutral or otherwise.
unless Great Britain consents to aban
don the right to compel discharge at
Kirkwall of any part of a neutral cargo
suspected of having au eceiny destination.
Forecaster Declares Ilain Is Likely
to lilt Oregon on Tuesday.
There is little hope of good weather
In Portland and the Western part ot
the state geuerally on Tuesday, elec
tion day. announced Deputy oFrecaster
Drake last night.
Mr. Drake said that the barometer
was rising at Portland and that indi
cations were promising for improve
ment in weather conditions, lie was
of the opinion, however, that some rain
will hit Portland on election day.
The forecast sent out from Washing
ton. D. C by tho National forecaster,
predicts generally unsettled weather
conditions, with occasional rain, on the
r.iclllc Coast for the week bceinnlntr
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assize court after the last day of Mm.
?alllaux' trial found, among other arti
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gowns. ES empty bottles, 21 bananas
and 15 peaches.
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