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VOL. XXXV XO. 47.
PORTLAND, 'OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 191G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DOLLAR BUYS LESS
Prices of Turkey and
Other Items Soar.
ONE KILLED, 1 HURT
REVELERS ARE IXTERUUPTED
BY EXPLOSION' FROM ROOF.
DALV AIDS JITNEYS
TO EVADE RULING
WEST'S PLAGE BIG
ON POLITICAL MAP
AUTO AND CAR HIT;
GIRLA1ND MAN HURT
MISS GEORGIA KILXElt AND
BENJAMIN 1CNN VICTIMS.
GRAND PRIZE AUTO
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
E FATAL TO 4
BEST BIRDS 10 GENTS HIGHER
Fish and Oysters Are Scarce
and Market Advances.
CRANBERRIES ARE STEADY
Potatoes to Cost Twice as Much as
Last Year, Celery Holds Firm,
v " Olives Quoted Higher and
y Mushrooms Are Few.
Smaller dollars will be used this year
for the Thanksgiving marketing-.
In other words, the dollars of bygone
years will be considerably Jess in buy
ing power, so that they will seem to
have shrunken In size.
For a dollar will buy considerably
less this coming holiday than at any
similar period, probably. In the mem
ory ot this generation. Some few
things remain at about the same level
as last Thanksgiving, but most food
articles have aeroplaned to new heights
and they decline to be displaced from
their high perch.
Turkeys Are Expensive.
All thoughts are fixed upon that
grand old American bird, i the turkey,
when the Thanksgiving dinner Is men
tioned. This is the central figure, or
should be, on every Thanksgiving table.
Around it may be grouped the trim
mings of the feast, but. the turkey Is
the star of the piece.
Turkey this year will cost real
money. The crop is light and right
(ow dealers are paying 28 cents per
pound in ,the country for good birds
and are glad to get them at that figure.
Dealers with a good knowledge of con
ditions say it looks to them like 35
cent ' turkeys for .' Thanksgiving.,. .and
that possibly the price may range up
to 40 cents for the cream of the mar
ket. Last Thanksgiving time, turkeys
sold for from 30 to 35 cents, with the
very best birds at the latter figure.
Geese and ChickenM Soar.
Geese and chickens are also flying
high. They are expected to bring 23
cents per pound, good big birds being
meant, while last year 20 cents was
the prevailing price. There will be
plenty of poultry, it is said, for the
Thanksgiving market, despite the fact
that turkeys may not be in such large
supply as heretofore.
Fresh meats, say well Informed deal
ers, are not higher than last year at
this time. Prices will not be changed
materially from last Thanksgiving.,
- Flab Will Coat More.
Fish Is scarce and high, so that the
earlier course of holiday dinner will
also be more expensive than in former
years. No. 1 halibut was quoted yes
terday at 17 cents, with 15 cents for
No. 2 quality. Last ye halibut was
selling for 12 cents per pound.
Salmon is exceedingly scarce Just
now, and it will be expensive unless
larger supplies come in before Thanks
giving. Yesterday it was being sold
for 20 cents per pound, while last
Thanksgiving time it was retailed at
Oysters Advance ln Price.
Those who-affect oyster stuffing for
their turkey will pay more for this
garnishment than last year. Fresh
, oysters, of the native North Pacific
type, are 60 cents per pint, as compared
with 60 cents a year ago. Eastern oy
sters are 50 cents per pint as compared
with 45 cents last year.
Tinned oysters have advanced 20 per
(Concluded on Page 2. Column 2.)
Traveling Men From Spokane Among
Those Who Escape When Charge
Bursts Revenge Suspected.
TROT, Mont., Nov. 18. (Special.)
John Galworth, age 50, wfcs instantly
killed and Timothy Rochford, also 50,
cut severely and bruised at 1:30 A. M.
today in a dynamite explosion in Belle
Sinclair's house. The charge is said
by officers to have been set off by some
one. supposed to have nursed a griev
ance against the Sinclair woman.
Several sticks exploded on the roof
of the one-story frame building, "tear
ing a large hole in the roof and wreck
ing the front room.-
Galworth was asleep on a couch in this
room and Rochford was seated nearby.
There were nine persons in. the room.
Two girls and two men were dancing.
One man was playing a piano-player,
another manipulating the drums and
another was standing near the piano.
A few moments before the dynamit
ing was done the Sinclair woman called
several women of the house to the
kitchen to have luncheon. Two Spo
kane traveling men Joined the lunclf
party. But for this more would have
been killed, as the front room was
Sheriff Brown and Coroner Ganpf ar
rived a few hours later from Llbby and
began an investigation.
HUGHES WINS MINNESOTA
Complete Official Count Gives Plu
rality of 396 Votes.
ST. PAUL. Nov. 18. The -nmri..
official vote of Minnesota, announced
today by Secretary of Stats .Tnlii..
Schmahl, gave Hughes a plurality of
io. The vote was: Hughes 179 Ksa
The complete official vnt nr. TTr
States Senator Was: Kellogg (Rep.),
185,171: Lawler (Dem.l. 117.B43- r.i.
derwood (Pro.). 78,426. Kelloertr'a nln-
The final complete vote nn Rimrstn.
Court Justice: Anderson 152,187, Qulnn
167,348. Quinn's plurality, 6161.
PRICE OF SANDWICHES UP
Chicago Also to Raise Ice-Cream
Sodas to 15 Cents.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18. The price of all
5-cent sandwiches was advanced to 10
cents in a string of popular-priced
restaurants here today, and a candy
manufacturer, who operates confec
tionery stores in many cities, an
nounced Ice cream sodas henceforth
would be 15 cents instead of 10.
Increases in the price of sugar and
eggs was the reason given for the lat
ter, while the cost of bread accounted
for the Increased expense of sand
wiches. SOLDIERS TO GET GIFTS
Well-Filled Socks, With Smoking
Material and Candy, to Be Sent.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. Thousands
of socks stuffed with Christmas gifts
are to be presented to tiie American
troops at the border and in Mexico
through the Red Cross.
Miss Mabel Boardman, head of the
organization, announced tonight that
chapters throughout the country would
be asked to begin collection of gifts
immediately, such articles ae candy,
stationery, pipes, tobacco and handker
chiefs being preferred.
MRS. BOISSEVAIN IMPROVES
Los Angeles Report Says 111 Suf
fragette Leader Still Gains.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Nov. 18. Con
tinued Improvement in the condition of
Mrs. Inez Milholland Boissevain, suf
frage leader, of New York, was report
ed tonight by nurses attending the pa
Mrs.' Boissevain has been dangerouelv
ill for a month, since her collapse here
during her suffrage campaign.
Will of Council Majority
Set at Naught.
CARS OPERATE SAME AS EVER
Special Zone System Created
for Benefit of Drivers.
POLICE POWERLESS AS YET
Runs Made Under Taxlcab Ordi
nance. and City Attorney Will Be
Asked for' Opinion Tomorrow
as to Their Legitimacy.
By the aid' of City Commissioner
Daly, Jitneys yesterday started oper t
ing on their old routes by a subterfuge,
which, so far, has evaded the mandate
of the four out of five members of the
City Council that the Jitneys shall not
operate unless they accept regulation
in franchise form.
The new scheme of operation, while
plainly an evasion of the law, has the
police stumped. Mayor Albee. who has
charge of the Police Bureau, has passed
the buck up to the city's legal depart
ment. Chief of Police Clark said last
night that he is awaiting orders, and
there the matter stands, with the Jit
neys running as wide open as ever,
if not wider open.
Law Not Translated Yet.
The Jitneys are 'now taxicabs or
"taxi-Jits" or for-hire cars or ' for-hire-jits"
or anything else you may
wish to call them except plain Jitneys
The plan of operation was devised by
the Jitney Drivers' Union and Is framed
so as to come within the strict t - -nical
wording of the city's-taxlcab or
dinance with the sides stretched out
of Dlumb to some extent. Whether
the new scheme is really within the
taxicab law probably will " e a mat
ter - for decision by City Attorney
LaRoche. It is expected h- will be
asked for an opinion tomorrow.
The subterfuge plan was brought to
a successful completion when Commls
sloner Daly, of the department of public
utilities, yesterday morning gave it his
stamp of approval. In doing so he
threw the regular taxlcab and for-hire
car business Into confusion by adopt
ing a new system of zones conflicting
with the zones the. regular cars have
had up to this time. The zones adopted
by Mr. Daly yesterday were for the
purpose of turning the Jitneys loose.
The taxicab ordinance requires & uni
form zone system for all taxicabs with
the right of the driver to fix the rates
within that zone, provided notice of
the rates are posted inside and outside
Delivery of Passengers Required.
Regular taxicabs have had a zone
system heretofore, but this now Is
thrown Into the discard, and to obey the
law strictly these regular taxis will
have to post rates in accordance with
the Jitney zones.
Under the new Jitney plan the Jitney
can be compelled to leliver each pas
senger to his or her home for 6 cents,
provided the home is within the Jitney
zones. The district bounded by Second,
Yamhill, Broadway and Stark streets Is
taken as the common terminal or start
ing place. The Jitney moves from this
district to the 5-cent zones, -but for
service outside those zones charges on
an hourly balls of from 81.25 to (2.60
New Zone Made.
There are four 5-cent zones. One
is bounded on the north' by East Mor
rison street, from the river to East
Thirtieth street, and by Belmont from
East Thirtieth to East Fiftieth
IConeluded on Pace o. Column 1.
SOME HICH SPOTS IN THE PAST
S ' I .. - ' I V'-cf 7"-V A CC
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 4J
degrees; minimum. ( degreei.
TODAY'S Fair; slightly warmer; westerly
All sides claim victories In Balkans. . Sec
tion 1, pace 4.
British win ground In Ancre. Section 1.
Massacre by Villa bandits in - Parral re
ported. Section 1. pase ft.
Cologne, Germany, feeds half Its popula
tion of Toy. ODD at .charge of 00 cents a
week each. Section 1, page 4.
Portland Is district headquarters for (rain
standards. bection 1, page 3.
East to get bulk of Navy contracts. Section
1. page 3.
President pleads for end of all class feeling.
bection 1, page 2.
Four killed in grand prize auto raca. Sec
tlon 1. page 1.
Farmers accused of underestimating crops.
section 1, page 2.
West likely to gain recognition as result of
recent election, bection 1. page 1.
Sir Robert Borden asks American lawyers
to aia in aennlng international law. Sec
tion 1, page 5.
Helen Keller breaks engagement to wed.
Section 1, page 23.
Troy, Mont., resort dynamited: one killed,
one hurt. Section 1. page 1.
Washington humbles California, 13-3. Sec
tion '1, page o.
Multnomah beats Whitman, 6 to 0. Section
2, page 2.
Interftcholastlc football season reaching
climax. bection 2, page 3.
Coast and Northwest conference may be de
terred to Uectmber 10-18. bection 1!.
Ice rink may open Thursday. Section
Yale shuts out Princeton. 10-0. Section 3,
Roberts is signed by Vancouver septet.
Section 2, page 5.
Gibbons brothers will box hera December
10. Section 2, page 7.
Portland. Seattle and Spokane shoots ar
ranged. 'Section 2, page 4.
Northwestern beata Purdue. 3S-6, and closes
In on "Big Nine" title. Section 2, page 3.
Brow a shuts out Harvard, 21-0. Section 2.
Montana overcomes 13-0 lead and beats
Idaho, l'u-13. Section 2. page 2.
Chicago upsets dope and defeats Illinois.
2U-7. Section 2. page 2.
Aggie and Oregon freshlea play scoreless
tic. Section 2, page 1.
War romance revealed at Medford. Section
1. page 10.
Washington election result still puzzles poli
ticians. Section 1, page 0.
University of Oregon complains of dwindling
rivenue aa work grows. Section 1, page a.
Strahorn route Into Klamath Falls Is de
cided. Section 1, page 7.
Election dispute holds Idaho's interest. Sec
tion 1. page ,7.
Mrs. John Allen says husband shot Lewis
Butts In self-defense. Section 1, page 10.
Double liability of bank stockholders denied
In Yoncalla case. Section i, page .
Serloua conditions faced at Salem prison.
Section 1, page 10.
Commercial and Marine.
Higher oats prices expected as result of
Eastern demand. bection 2. page 13.
Lack of foreign buykng breaks Chicago wheat
market. Section 2. pag 15.
Wild speculation In copper stocks In Wall
street. Section 2, page 13.
Oregon wool clip cleaning up rapidly. Sec-
tlon 2, page 15.
Steamer Norwood engaged to move newa-
paper rolls to San Francisco. Section 2,
Portland and Vicinity.
Commissioner Daly aids Jitneys to evade
Council's order. Section 1, page 1.
Dollar buya less this Thanksgiving. Section
1, page 1.
"Deserving Democrats" after Jobs. Section
1, page 11.
Auto and streetcar collide: 2 hurt. . Section
1, page 1.
Vote on negro suffrage Is considered real
view of state. Section 1. page 12.
Government engineers arrange for stream
measurement. Section J, page 12.
Officers of Knights and Ladles of Security
are coming on visit. Section 1. page 15.
Reed students to present two French dra
mas next week. Section 1. page 19.
Thirty traffic violators appear before Judge
Langguth. Section 1, page 18.
Winner of charity prize la up to buyers.
Section 1. page 14.
Livestock show here is expected to ba rec
ord-breaker, bection 1, page 17.
Muts hold relief plans In abeyance. Bec
tion 1, page 14.
150 business men visit Peninsula Industries.
Section 1, paga 14.
Russian airman in English hospital thanks
Portlander for gift. Section 1, paga 19.
Roads expected to get ample funds for es
sentials. Section 1, paga Zl.
Auto accident fatal to Emll FranslttL Sec-
lion 1, paga 21.
Christie Home fund campaign climax drawa
near. Section 1, page 21.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2. page 7.
Senator C. P. Olson enters race for ravel
and splits Multnomah delegation. Sec
tion 1, page 22. .
Lumbermen arrive for conference. Section
1. puge 2.
Hughes carries state by 8905. Section 1,
page 22. j
WEEK'S NEWS AS VIEWED BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
East Learns Its Lesson
in Recent Election.
OLD LEADERS REPUDIATED
Refusal to Recognize Section
NEW'YORK IS ASTOUNDED
Belief Is Western Men Will Have Lot
to Say in Republican Circles In
Arranging Details for Cam
paign of 1920.
OREGOMAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Nov. 18. If the recent Presi
dential election accomplished nothing
else, from the Republican standpoint,
it at least put the West on the polit
ical map, and served notice on Repub
lican leaders that the West hereafter
must receive its full share of attention.
Failure on the part of the Republican
National Committee to give serious at
tention to the West cost Mr. Hughes
the Presidency, and that lono failure
of Itself accounts for the surprising
W ilson victory.
But the defeat of Mr. Hughes also
carried with it another important les
son for Republican leaders, a lesson
which they might well have learned
had they been disposed to profit by the
elections of the past six or eight years.
West Brfsnr. to Follow Blindly.
It made plain the fact that the West.
progressive in its tendencies, will not
now, any more than it did four and six
years ago, follow meekly the leader
ship of the old Republicans who led
the party to disruption by their efforts
to override the Western progressives.
So deeply has the lesson of the 1916
election been impressed .upon some Re
publicans, that the statement has been
made by mora than one that the next
Presidential campaign will be directed
from Chicago, rather than from New
York. This may or may not prove true,
but it 'is morally certain that if the
Republicans go Into the Presidential
campaign of 1930 with a serious hope
of winning, they will establish and
maintain a Western headquarters under
the direction of Western men. inde
pendent of New York, and free to act
as the demands of the West seem to
Work All Centers In Xen York.
The Republican campaign of 1916
was directed from New York, notwith
standing Western headquarters were
maintained in Chicago. New York was
all-powerful in running the Hughes
campaign, and New York not only
planned the campaign In the Kast. but
to a large degree, shaped and directed
the campaign in the West aa well.
The trips of Mr. Hughes were laid
out in New York, even his trips through
the West; the Hughes train was under
the management of a New Yorker, who
knew not the West, and who regarded
the West as a mere tail to the kite; the
advance agent who preceded Mr. Hughes
through the West was another East
erner who knew nothing of the West,
and who entertained the familiar New
York view of the Far West.
Kast Forced to Pay Price.
It Is not overstating the, fact' to say
that the men who primarily directed
the campaign for the Republicans this
year took it for granted that the West,
as in the past, would do its duty and
support the Republican ticket, and
therefore concentrated their efforts on
the big states of the East. And in the
main, they were successful in' the
But they paid the price, for the West.
iConcluded on Page 3. Column S.
Collision Occurs at Vnlighted Corner
and Machine Is Hurled Dis
tance of Thirty 1'cet.
Miss Georgia Kilner. IS years old, and
Benjamin Dunn. 22. were Injured last
night about 8:30 o'clock when the auto
mobile in which they ' were riding col
lided with .an Irvington streetcar near
East Sixth and Multnomah streets, an
Mr. Dunn suffered two fractured ribs
and possibly other internal injuries, as
It was with difficulty that respiration
was revived when he was taken in
charge by the Ambulance Service Com
pany. It Is feared the ribs are frac
tured near the heart.
Miss Kilner suffered a severe gash on
the head, among other injuries. Both
were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.
When the collision came the automo
bile, which was hired from Long &
Sllva, was hurled about 30 feet. Both
occupants were thrown out. .
Miss Kilner lives at S74 East Mason
street and Mr. Dunn at 440 East Taylor
street. Mr. Dunn works for Bingham
& Shelly, contractors.
The streetcar waa In charge of Con
ductor , Matthews and Motorman L. W.
MRS. J. H. MITCHELL DEAD
Widow of Late Senator Kroni Oregon
Dies in Paris.
PARIS. Nov. 18. Mrs. John H,
Mitchell, widow of the late United
States Senator from Oregon, Is dead
She was the mother of the Duchess do
Mrs. Mitchell had been living in Taris
with her daughter. Duchess de la
Rochefoucauld, for many years. She
was living there at the time of Senator
Mitchell's death in Portland in 1905.
and had been there for several years
previously. Prior to that she had lived
in Washington. She had not been 'in
Portland for nearly 20 years.
THIS WEEK TO BE RAINY
Moderate Temperatures l'orecast by
WASHINGTON. Nov. 18. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Sunday. Issued by the Weather Bureau
Rocky Mountain and Dlateau regions
Fair and moderate temperatures at
beginning of the week, followed by un
settled weather and probable local
snows Wednesday: fair and colder
Pacific States Unsettled, with gen
eral rains in North Pacific States and
Northern California; temperatures
CALIFORNIA GUARD IS DRY
Colonel Says Order of Prohibition
Will Be Enforced to Letter.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Nov. 18. An or
der making the California National
Guard a dry organization was Issued
today by Colonel J. J. Borree, Acting
The edict, according to Colonel Bor
ree. will be enforced to the letter and
Is designed to remove any possibility of
associating liquor with the state mili
CHINESE WOMAN ROBBED
Two Robbers Take $900 and Tie and
STOCKTON. Cal.. Nov. 18. Two rob
bers armed with a knife and gun en
tered a small merchandise store at Holt
early this morning and forced the
Chinese proprietress to open the safe.
After taking $900 the men tied and
a-agged the woman.
Machine Swerves Off
Road Into Crowd.
CAR DASHES THROUGH PALMS
Lewis Jackson, Driver, and 3
Others Are Killed.
JOHNNY AITKEN IS VICTOR
Wilcox, However, W hom W inner Re
lieved Midway in Contest, Gains
Prize Money and Gels Credit
for New World's Record.
SANTA MONICA. Cal.. Nov. IS. Four
persons were kilJed. one a woman,
and three were injured today In the
seventh annual International grand
prize automobile road race.
Lewis Jackson, a Los Angeles driver,
on his thirteenth lap. swerved into one
of the palm trees lining the course
and caused the death of himself and
three others and the injury of two.
One Spectator Killed.
HAROLD EDGERTO.V. Los Angeles,
LEWIS JACKSON, Los Angeles,
L. B. JENKINS, motion picture cam
MRS. LEANA Jl'RATCH, Venice. Cal,
JOHN GHIANDA. Los Angeles. Jack
J. S. HANNIG.VN. Los Angeles, spec
tator. MISS GEORGIA M CALL. Santa Mon
ico.. left arm and right leg broken.
Jackson's car uprooted the first palm
trae It struck, overturned a lemonade
stand, killing the woman. in charge,
cruvhed Jenkins against a second palm,
which waa broken ofr short, and
wrapped Itself about a third tree,
much as if the steel were cloth.
Klylnsr I-arta of Car Wreak II a roe.
In this wreckage Jackson was
crushed until his body was practically
In two pieces. His mechanician. John.
Ghianda. was thrown out and escapr.il
dangerous injuries. Kdgerton was
struck by flying parts of the wrecked
car. He and Jenkins died an hour
after they were taken to a hospital.
Miss McCall was In a crowd of spec
tators near the scene of the accident.
She was struck by flying parts from
Hannigan also was struck by parts
of the wrecked car. He and Ghianda
Jackson, according to course officials,
was going at an estimated speed of
100 miles an hour on the St. Vincente
backstretch at the time his car became
unmanageable. His left front wheel hit
the cement curb, which is about li
inches high, and crumpled. The axis
rested on the curb and the car raced
along for 25 feet before it left the
Hundreds See Accident.
Hundreds of spectators taw the car
smash through the lemonade stand,
crushing the woman, uproot a palm
tree, smash into the second and pin
Jenkins, and wrap Its steel frame com
pletely around 'the third tree. The
motor was thrown 20 feet, and the
radiator and hood were thrown 30 feet
further. . ,
The race was won by Johnny Altken.
drivinsT as relief for Howard Wilcox.
Wilcox was declared the official winner,
and the new average speed record of
85.55 miles an hour for the 403.248
miles of the course will stand In tVil-
iConcluded on Page 6. Column .