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mis jauKisimr UitisuoiVIA, FRIDAY, JTTLY 14, 1905.
Or. William J. Mayo, Minne
sota, Becomes President
DR. MACKENZIE HONORED
Portland Physician Is Chosen as
Second Vice - President and
Other Officers for the
Year Are Named.
Dr. William J. layo, Rochester.
Brigadier-General "Walter TVyman.
Surgeon-General U. S. P. H. k. M. H.
S.. first vice-president.
Dr. K. A. J. Mackenzie. Portland,
Dr. Eugene S. Talbot. Chicago, third
Dr. Edwin D, Martin, New Orleans,
Dr. Gt-orge H.. Simmons, Chicago,
Dr. Frank Billings, Chicago, treas
urer. Dr. E. E. Montgomery, Pennsylvania;
Dr. A. L. "Wright. Iowa, and Dr. H. L.
E. Johnson, District of Columbia,
members board of directors.
Doctor? throughout the country may
mingle more or less in politics and
play the game for honors of city,
county and state government, hut they
are evidently not the same represen
tatives of the medical profession who
congregate in the house of delegates
to choose leaders In scientific re
jearch. Apparently those who hold
the franchise for about 20,000 Ameri
can physicians are as guileless of tricks
of'the manipulator of the public will
s children,, devoted to their associa
tion and anxious that its official dig
nities shall be borne by men of un
questioned leadership In the respec
tlve branches of practice.
When it came to election of officers
yesterday afternoon there were 102
members of the hduse of delegates
who answered to roll call, and all were
of the same opinion as to who should
occupy the various official positions
until It came to three members of the
board of directors, when there were
six nominations for filling three va
cancies. Nominates a President.
Dr. W. I Rodman, of Philadelphia,
was the. til it delegate recognized by
President McMurtrle after reading the
minutes of the previous session had
been completed, and In a two-minute
speech placed the name of Dr. Wil
liam J. Mayo before the body for pres
ident. He declared that although liv
ing In a small town Dr. Mayo had
made his place a Mecca of American
surgery. "If we were called upon to
write out a list of the five greatest
American surgeons." said he "we
might differ as to some of those whose
names should be inscribed, and also
as to the order of their greatness, but
It Is safe to say every one would In
clude the name of Dr. Mayo on the
list." It was then recited how the
famous surgeon of the Northwest had
declined the proffer of a degree from
the University of Ednburgh. because
to accept would have necessitated his
absence from the Portland convention
of the association.
Dr. E. Eliot Harris, of New York,
expressed his intention to present the
name of Dr. J. D. Bryant, of New
York, but in view of the fact that the
Northwest had never before been hon
ored by recognition so richly de
served and so worthily to be worn by
Dr. Mayo, he seconded the nomination
The secretary was instructed to cast
the ballot of the house and the elec
tion was recorded.
Election Without Contest.
All of the vice-presidents, secretary
and treasurer were also elected with
out contests. "When Dr. J. N. McCor
mack, of Kentucky, placed K. A. J.
Mackenzie, of Portland, in nomination
lor second vice-president there was
Rome amusement at the expense of the
Southern gentleman, who Is chairman
of the organization committee of the
association. In his eagerness to save
time and without thought of the un
parliamentary method Introduced, he
moved that nominations close and the
election be unanimous. There was
general appreciation of the joke as
.several who had started to second the
nomination united in seconding at the
same time the close of nominations,
and the head of the arrangements com
mittee, who has worked Incessantly for
success of the Portland convention was
elected wltn evident gratitude on tne
part of the delegates that they had
found a means of expressing appre
ciation of what he had done to take
care of the convention.
Six Xaines for Directors.
"When nominations closed for directors
there were six names before the delegates
to fill three vacancies, the term lasting
until 190S, the board consisting of nine
members, three of whom are elected at.
each annual convention. The candidates
and vote received by each were as fol
lows: Dr. E. E. Montgomery, Pennsyl
vania. 71: Dr. A. L. "Wright, Iowa, : Dr.
H. L. E. Johnson, District of Columbia.
54; Dr. E. Eliot Harris. New York. 52: Dr.
Frank Paschal. Texas. 43: Dr. E. Garland
Sherrll, Kentucky, 16. Necessary to a
choice. 52, and under the motion adopted
preceding the ballot the three first-named
were declared elected.
The house of delegates had a busy ses
sion in concluding the proceedings of the
Kth annual session. A strong resolution
was adopted urging upon the United
States Government the abolishment of the
contract system and recommending that
physicians and surgeons of the Army
should be placed upon the same footing
with officers, occupying ranks to be grad
uated in some proper manner.
Dr. McCormack to Continue.
By unanimous vote It was expressed as
the will of the house of delegates that
Dr. J. N. McCormack. of Kentucky, be
continued In the work of organization
that has been carried forward under his
direction on behalf of the association for
another year at least. Dr. McCormack
took occasion to say that If he accepted
the Invitation to continue the work It
must be with assurance of more assist
ance from physicians of the different
states than has been accorded in the past,
and that he would not beg the privilege
of assisting in better state organization
and extending assistance of the associa
tion, as he had been almost obliged to do
In some Instances In the past. Various
t - '
THREE DEFENDANTS HEAR THE ARGUMENTS OF THEIR ATTORNEYS AND RULINGS OF
' ' JUDGE DE HAVEN AGAINST THEM . "
delegates promptly promised hearty co
operation for. their respective states. Be
fore concluding his Temarks, Dr. McCor-
of Dr. George H. Simmons, general sec
retary, whom he declared Invaluable to
the medical profession in his present po
sition and an indefatigable worker In Its
PHARMACISTS FORM SOCIETY
Druggists Effect Organization for
For the purpose of providing mutual
aid and Interchange of Ideas between
practitioners, the Pacific Coast Pharma
ceutical Association was formed yester
day by the delegates to the Lewis and
Clark Pharmaceutical Congress. More
than 50 druggists from all points in the
West assisted In the formation of the new
organization, which took place In the At
The new association was formed with
the idea that It would, in a mwusure, pro
duce the same results In the West that
the American Pharmaceutical Association
has In other sections of the" United States.
The new organization will In no way con
flict with the older association.
Yesterday the druggists met in connec
tion with the pharmacological section of
the American Medical Association. Among
the papers read were the following:
"Mercurial Poisoning From Amalgam Used
In Filling Teeth," by Dr. E. H. Hartley, or
Brooklyn College of Pharmacy.-
"Pharmaceutical Education," by Fred J.
Walling:. Minneapolis, Minru
"Retail Pharmacy and Store Management"
and "The Present-Day Retail Pharmacist,"
by H. P. Hynson, Baltimore. Md.
"Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence," by Harley
H. Wiley. San Francisco. Cal.
"Synthetic Remedies and Their Manufac
ture." by William J. Schleffelln. New Tork.
"The History and Present Status of Food
Analysis," by Dr. W. D. BIgelow. Chief Bu
reau of Chemistry. Washington, D. C.
"American Cod Liver Oils." by L. M. Tol
xnan. Bureau of Chemistry, Washington. D. C.
"Cinchona Culture In California," by Fro-
feesor Albert Schneider. San Francisco. Cal
"Pharmaceutical Education on the Pacific
Coast." by Professor William M. Searby, ian
DRIVES AND RECEPTIONS.
How the Ladies of the Association
The ladles accompanying the delegates
to the American Medical Convention spent
another pleasant day yesterday, beginning
with tne dally trolley ride in the morning.
Many of prominence were entertained at
luncheons in private homes, and there
were several gay parties at the Portland
at noon. At 2 o'clock, automobiles and
carriages took up the party at headquar
ters, Concordia Club, ahd a delightful
drive In and about the city was given
them. Th guests were given an oppor
tunity of sclng the best residence sections
of Portland, and were charmed with It as
a home city.
Returning from this drive, the party
went to the nomey Mrs. Dewitt ConnclL
where an Informal outdoor reception was
given them by the wives of Portland phv-
slcions. The handsome lawns surrounding
the Connell and adjoining residences were
made comfortable by the use of many
Persian rugs and comfortable lawn furni
ture. Punches and Ices were served and
a delightful hour spent by the -visitors.
The wives of all the Portland doctors as
slsted In entertaining, some serving, and
others mingling with the strangers. Mrs.
Connell and Mrs. Robert Coffey received
the guests as they entered the grounds
Suit the people, because they are tired
of bitter doses, with the Dain and srlnlnsr
that usually follow. Carter's Uttlc Liver
Pills, one pill a aoit.
Practical Object Lessons for
ANTI - TOXINS DISCUSSED
Scientific Exhibit of the American
Medical Association Proves the
Center of Interest to
Outside the nloslnc business of the
session In the house of delegates In
.erest -centered yesterday afternoon In
the demonstrations of the scientific ex
hibit of the American Medical Asso
ciation, in the Atkinson school. M. J.
Rosenau, director of the Government
laboratory at Washington, demon
strated "The American Unit for Stand
ardizing Diphtheria Anti-Toxin" and
"Bacterlologlc Impurities In Vaccine
Virus," using for both demonstrations
examples in wet specimens and charts
gathered In the work of the laboratory.
This was of great importance, as many
of the physicians have had occasion
to use anti-toxin In regular practce
Dr. K. A. J. Mackrsrle. of Portland.
Elected Second YJce-PrrnIdrBi Amer
ican Medical Aoclatloa.
and the illustrations from a number
of cases covered various features with
which they may have to deal In future.
William Ophuls. of San Francisco, to
whom the association was Indebted for
many of the specimens presented In the
exhibit, dclvcred a most Instructive
demonstration illustrative of septic
Lantern slide demonstrations were
arcsenjld by Dr. 1L A. CtrJatlRn, d
Boston, on "Biology of the Organism
Method of Teaching Physlolouy.
Dr. Wlnfield S. Hall, of Chicago, dem
onstrated the use of physiologic appar
atus, and also Illustrated the "Methods
of Teaching Physiology at Harvard
University." Charles Harrington, of
Boston, described operation of the Law
rence experiment station and water
filters of that city. In addition there
were numerous other demonstrations
along various lines, and a historical
exhibit of the life and work of John S.
Bobbs, the first to perform the opera
tion for removal of gallstones by an in
cision, the subject of the operation, a
woman now 6S years of age, being
In the surgical section there wero
presented some most Interesting ad
dresses and papers by eminent sur
geons. There was difference of opin
ion expressed as to the proper method
for treating congenital dislocation of
the hip. Dr. Park Weed Willis, of Se
attle, who had a paper on the regular
programme, brought three little girls
before the section to demonstrate the
manner in which such dislocation had
been partly reduced.
Dr. Willis advocated the use of
manlpulatve reduction of the disloca
tion where good results could be ob
tained by that means, but use of the
knife when -after fair trial the other
I method failed. The method of manipu
lative reduction was that which was
, demonstrated by Dr. Adolph Lorenz.
! the famous Austrian surgeon, who vis
iter America a few years ago and
operated before hospital clinics In
many of the large cities.
Dr. "Willis Replies.
Dr. H. M. Sherman, of San Francisco,
scoffed at the term: "Bloodless opera
tion," applied to the Lorenz method,
and condemned acceptance of the meth
od lit preference to that of using the
knife and did not believe that manipu
lation should be experimented with.
Several ojhers supported the attitude
of Dr. Sherman, after which Dr. Wil
"My good friend. Dr. Sherman, said
that he believed the incision in con
genital dislocation cases was the true
Mirglcal method, more surgical than
manipulation. For my part. I believe
that any method Is true surgery that
gets results. So long as my patients
get well and receive the power to walk
with comparative case. Just so long will
J I employ manipulation. ;
"I don't caro much what some may
think Is true or false surgery, but I do
care much for relieving children who
have been born without normal power
of locomotion. The wise application of
cither the manlpualtlve or cutting
method suited to the case In hand. Is
what I advocated In the paper."
Ancestors AVorkcd for Oregon.
One of the most Interesting characters
In attendance at the National Medical As
sociation, now In session In this city. Is
Dr. George Ben Johnston, of Richmond,
Va. He Is a grandson of Dr. John Floyd,
who. while a member of Congress from
Virginia, in 1ST0. Introduced the first bill
In that body with reference to opening
the Oregon Country to settlement by citi
zens cf the United States. Dr. Floyd's
father, whose name was also John, was
an Intimate friend of George Rogers
Clark, and bore an Important part In tne
early history of Kentucky. Dr. Johnston
Is the owner of a fine oil pa!ntIn:of his
grandfather, and upon being written to
by George H. Himes. assistant secretary
or the Oregon Historical Society, lent the
portrait to the society. It Is now In place
In the Oregon state building, where all
who choose may see the features of one
of the earliest friends of Oregon.
Mc;!ne Ey Remedy cures eyes: makes weak
exec j'"-- Eooth ore isns'i si?rt
HIE ILL PLEASED
No City Ever Entertained Them
COMPLIMENTS OF DOCTORS
Declare That Portland Has Done
More for Members of American
Medical Association Than
Any Other Town.
IUVER TRIP TODAY.
This mornlnjf at 0 o'clock the rem
of river craft, the T. J. Potter, the
two greyhounds of .Northwestern river
and lake service, the Bailey Gatzert
and Charles W. Spencer, and- the
graceful steamer Vndlne will depart
from the Ash-street dock, carrying
2000 passengers, delegates and guests
of the American Medical Association
for the most superb river trip on the
American continent. Western hospi
tality has been showered upon the vis
itors and one among the most suc
cessful of 3tt annual conventions has
gone down In annals of the greatest
medical association In the world. To
day the members will feast their eyes
on the great gorge where the Colum
bia majettlcatly sweeps through the
Cascades, and at Bonneville will sat
isfy their appetites with a. feast of
Royal Chinook salmon, served from
SO long tables arranged In the open
air of a. beautiful natural park.
Portland physicians have set a pace
In entertainment of the American Medical
Association surpassing any other city
that has ever been honored by conven
tlons of the body.. This is the verdict
or conservative members and delegates
who have attended sessions without In
terruptlon for many years. San Fran
clsco. New Orleans. Atlantic City, New
port, Chicago, and many other larger
cities visited in the past fell far short
of equaling the generosity of the Rose
City public as represented by the mem
bers of the profession whose enterprise
brought the convention here and provided
for Its entertainment. Boston will next
be the convention city of the army of
advanced students of materia medlca, and
there Is no anticipation of such superb
entertainment as this year.
That Portland will be vastly benefited
as a result of this convention there can
.be no doubt. With one or two excep
tlons it 13 the first gathering of the
character held here that has come up
to representations .made by Its sponsors
and expectations of the most sanguine
That may be because the medical profes
slon is founded upon scientific lines that
makes guesswork inadvisable and cal
culatlons were based on careful com pi la
tlons. At any rate It was promised that
more than CWO visitors would come and
the registration at headquarters reveal3
that the number, delegates and visitors
together Is In excess of 3300. When the
registration office closed for the session
37C7 da'vaje bed oriented credentials,
and the number accorapanjlng- totaled
more than 1300, though exact figures are
Last night the Oaks was the scene
of the final reception of the visit and
the resort on the left bank of the "Wil
lamette was thronged not only by med
ical guests but by a host attracted to
hear the brilliant rendition of classics
by the Royal Italian Band under the
Interpretation of D'Urbano. and share
the beauty of the special festal cele
bration arranged for by the entertain
It had not been anticipated that at
tendance . of the convention visitors
would nearly equal the total attend- !
ance although every one was more i
than welcome and It was gratifying to '
the officers and individual members of
the County and City Medical Society I
to have them and the crush was much J
greater than anticipated. The .Tavern !
belonged to the doctors and their
friends. Its portals were open only to ;
those holding special admission tick
ets issued at the entrance gates to
every holder of the special entertain
ment admission coupon.
For the occasion the dining-room
was converted Into a parlor and here
the guests passed along the receiving
line to be welcomed by President
Henry "Waldo Coe. of the society, and j
Mrs. Coe, Dr. O. S. BInswanger and .
Mrs. BInswanger. Dr. Holt C. "WJIson ;
and Mrs. "Wilson. Dr. Frank Cauthorn .
and Mrs. Cauthorn, Dr. Charles H. :
Wheeler and Mrs. "Wheeler. Dr. George 1
M. "Wells and Mrs. Wells, Dr. S. E. Jo-
sephl and Mrs. Josephl arid Dr. An-
drew C. Smith. Here was a constant
crush of visitors who desired to ex- ;
press tncir admiration ror tne Port
land manner of doing things.
Musical Programme Given.
From 10 to 11 o'clock the vocal mu
sical programme was heard In the
parlor, opened on all sides In order
that the multitude occupying seats on
the encircling veranda and in the open
garden of the adjacent enclosure might
snare the privilege of listening to
voices clear as the pure air that wafted
the harmonies across placid waters.
Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer was enthusias
tically encored at conclusion of the
first selection, "Because." "Romeo's
Ladder," was rendered .by the quartet
composed of W. H. Boyer. H. W.
Hogue, Dom J. Zan and W. A. Mont
gomery. Mr3. Walter Reed then sang
sweetly "On the Shore." and was fol
lowed by "Oft in the Stilly Night." by
the quartet. "The Nightingale's
Song," by Mrs. Reed, and "Were I a
Star." by Mrs. Bauer closed the pro
gramme. It was an appreciative au
dience and the singers were In excel
lent voice, giving a splendid Impres
sion of Portland musical talent to the
It was with apparent reluctance that
the multitude turned away from the at
tractions of the resort. Everything In
side the portals of the Tavern belonged
to the guests, and everything outside
had Its proportion of spectators, for
the Coney Island of the Willamette
seemed to toucn a responsive chord In
the hearts of the strangers. It was a
high-water mark of admissions to The
Oaks, and tne perfection of an even
ing of merriment and social enjoy
HIS RISE AS II
DIt. A. D. BEVAN BECOMES ONE
Now of Chicago, He Was Formerly a
Practitioner in the City
About 20 years ago a young man but
little past his majority, named A. D.
Bevan, came to Portland in the capaclty
of marine surgeon. He was a graduate
of Rush Medical College, at Chicago, an
all-round athlete, crack oarsman and a
man whose excellent social qualities soon
made him a popular favorite.
Soon after he came he demonstrated his
ability as a surgeon, and his remarkably
successful work at St. Vincent s Hospital
fixed his reputation among the best prac
titioners in this section of the country.
He possessed the genius of the knife.
After a time he was made demonstrator
of anatomy at Rush, and thereafter for
a year or two he divided his time between
here and Chicago. Finally he removed to
the Illinois metropolis and established
himself in the practice. So Dr. A. D.
Bevan has risen by degrees to be one of
STEEL BAND. HUBS
When the hub of a carriage wheel is compiessed
by a steel b'arid, with staggered spokes, it's a sign
of an expensive vehicle. When it's done right, the
bands are shrunk full-hot to the hub, compressing it
so there's no chance to check or split. That's the
way the hubs of the Connersville Special Bike
Wagon are made. The wood, like that of spokes,
felloes and shafts, is XXX Second-Growth Black
Hickoiy. This Wagon, selling regularly at $125,
and well worth it, we are just now offering at
Once in a while you hear about a rarebargain
a real, genuine bargain that saves the cost of a
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You carry fire insurance of course.
You may never burn out the possi
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BAD DEBTS they arel always with
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Your loss from Bad Accounts may
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Without Warning a whole year's
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the foremost surgeons in the United
States and one of the most prominent
members of the faculty of Rush Medical
College, with which Institution he Is still
He Is at present in Portland attending
the National convention, in the councils
of which he Is a leading figure. At the
Arlington Club, last night, he expressed
his pleasure at being again among his
earlier surroundings. He recalled his
friends of other days, and spoke In tribute
of the town and the advancement it is
The meeting now in progress he declares
to be among the largest and most Import
ant gatherings of medical men ever held
In America, and expressed great satisfac
tion at the treatment accorded the doctors
by the citizens of Portland.
Sections Elect Officers.
Aside from the election of the general
officers, the election of officers In the
sections attracted considerable attention
yesterday. In some cases the contests
were spirited, while In others the officers
were chosen without opposition. The re
sults were as follows: I
Section tjn hyglenomd jwmlfiiry- science I
President. Denslow Lewis, of" Chicago;
secretary. Dr. E. E. Heg. of Seattle; deler
gate. Dr. H. AV. Dewey, of Tacoma.
Section on surgery and anatomy Chair
man, Dr. R. F. Weir, of N,ew York City;
secretary. Or. A. McLaren, of Minneap
olis; executive committeemen. Drs. Mau
rice H. Richardson, of Boston; James EL
Moore, of Minneapolis, and Charles H.
Powers, of Denver.
DAY BOAT FR ASTORIA
Steamer Lurllne leaves Taylor-street
dock at 7 A. M. daily, except Sunday, for
Astoria and way landings, making con
nections at Astoria for ocean' beaches.
Tourists, travelers and citizens, you can
not enjoy a day more pleasantly than to
take this daylight ride to Astoria, the
city by the sea. '