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- o - rnnTLAND. QREGOV THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1911, ' -
ALL CITY CRIES
WAS PORTLAND'S GUEST YESTEEDAY. PHOTOGRAPHED AT MULTNOMAH CLUB,
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Only Ex-President Is
WILD ENTHUSIASM REIGNS
Distinguished American Called i
"Teddy" by Throngs.
"1912, SIGNIFICANT YELL
Colon! Tmr Nine Hoars la Mf.
IropotU, bol Little Respite Al
lowed Him From Arrival Until
He's Wished Godspeed.
5 Si) P. M. Arrived at depot "
time to the drt. Shook hands with
nogtln committee and accom
panied escort to automobile.
I 40 p. J. lleaded automoblla
proreaalon throush denaelr-packed
streets to Muttaotnah Field.
1 00 P. at Laid cornerstone 01
Vnitnomah Amateur Atale'io
Clob building and mada brief apeech
I ea athletic Iralolr.s-
I 1 ;o P. M Headed eutotnobtle
proreaeloa through ef'v to East Side,
t where he waa rree" r hundreds
I of Portland school children.
I 1:M ?. M. Freeentrd h bl
bouquet of Portland roe, by achool
t girls and made brief reaponae.
I 00 r. Driven to port'and
Hotel, whera ha raealvad peraonal
friends and Tl.ltora and attended to
I private baalneea
! a i p. x. Accompanied eec.rt to
CommercUl Club baaqaet and made
forceful talk on American chit aire
s 30 P. M. Taken to mass meet
Ins at Armory, whera ha mada the
adtlreaa of the day
a 10. 13 P. H. Vlalted new Preea
Club rooma and mel Portland ne we
ll. U P.
JI- Departed for Pugel
No auch reetlnj ha Portland trer
riven any Individual aa that which was
extended by tha populace to Theodora
HooaeTelt yesterday. "
Onca befora Portland welcomed him
whan ha cam hera as Praaldent vf ths
Vnlted States. Then ba was received
with all due pomp, ceremony, dignity
Bat thera was a delightful Informal
ity, a spontaneity, about tha Rooae-relt
reception yeaterday that learea tha oc
casion altogether unique and without
"Tcddj" Acclaimed ETerjwhcrev
Portland, for the moat part, took an
afternoon and atoning off and Joined In
a series of Informal demonstrations
which must bars senred to make It
clear to Colonel Rooaerelt that ha Is
held In high regard by everybody here
abouts. It was not tha mere cheering
and applause that revealed the public
mind and heart, but the evidences of
Intimate regard that were manlfcated
on every band.
It was "Hello. Teddy- and "Hurrah
for Teddy" everywhere along ths
densely-packed atreeta where be ap
peared. None thought of shouting.
-Hurray for Rooaevelt." And to have
tha populace calling one by his first
nam unrestrainedly Is significant In
Third Term Hailed.
-Tely In 111! shouted hundreds of
his admirers, ss he was taken through
the crowded streets In a b'g automo-ej
bile, attended by members of the re
To this significant exclamation ha
a;ave no fuller acknowledgement than
to the other greetings that cams from
ths crowds. There was a nod and a
baring of teeth in that Irresistible
Roosevelt smile for everyone. The only
ones who received special attention
were women with children, veterans of
ths Civil or Spanish-American wara and
groupa of workingmen outdoora for a
few moments from their toll to ses him
It was a strenuous day not arduous,
or fatiguing, or wearing, or vigorous
but strenuous. The overworked
Rooaevelt adjective alone applies. Into
tha nine hours that be spent In Port
land there was crowded event upon
event with but little Interval for rest.
. Visit Here Delights.
Ths hour snd a half of respite from
public demonstrations that ths commit
tee provided was apent not In reat . :
In attending to private matters. Seem
ingly ttat famed reservoir of reserve
energy Is as remote from diminution
Exacting as were the demands iipoa
hie time, the genial Colonel enjoyed It
all Immensely. He said as much be
fore leaving the city late laat night and
bis manner was more expressive than
his words. In st least one event bo
was presented with a feature altogeth
er new In bis experience snd be said
re will always remember It as a speclr
event In his travels.
It was the Jungle dinner given early
In the evening li his honor
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CAMKRA OP OKEGO.MA!. STAFF ARTIST. CATCHES COLONEL ROOSEVELT
Cornerstone. of New.MuItno
, mah Home Is Laid.
ORGANIZATION IS LAUDED
Dlstlngal.-hed American Makes
Short Speech, Praising Associa
tion for Fostering Temperance.
3000 AVitness Ceremony.
Colonel Roosevelt congratulated
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club yea.
terdsy afternoon for providing that
"the wives, sisters and daughters of
ths members should bare their share
In It." and for allowing neither drink
ing nor gambling In the Institution.
His address from the. platform at the
north side or the Held. Just before he
laid the corner-stone of ths new club
building, did not consume more than
five minutes, yet every word was char
acteristic of the ex-Presldenfa forceful
manner. Mr. Roosevelt was suffering
from alight hoarseness, yet in aplta of
this he made himself heard by the J000
or more persons who stood in the field
below, listening closely.
A rousing cheer went up from ths
Spanish American IVar veterana and
from the crowd when he turneO to the
ex-soldlere. who had been his escort
from the depot, and said:
Escort Veterans Praised.
And you. my comrades, who have
been our escort of honor today, we
needed you. Tou could not have ac
complished anything if you hadn't bad
sound bodies, and your sound bodies
wouldn't have been worth anything If
you hadn't bad the fighting edge."
He urged that the average man of
the club do his part of the training,
that he might receive the full benefit of
the institution. He then remarked that
he was In Portland eight years sgo,
when the climate "was a little moist,"
and closed with a "good-by and good
A copper box containing the club ros
ter a copy of the constitution and by
laws, copy of The Oregonlan of July
14. containing the story of the burning
of Multnomah Club, samples or club
membership cards, club seal, two club
pins, two medals, letters relating to
bond aubscrlptlons tor the new build
lng, and prospectus wss then handed
Roosevelt by w. A. lion, presiaeni
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KEY TO COLONEL
PASSPORT FRAMED AS RELIC
auxs ArpiEXCEFon two.
Roosevelt. Denying- Admittance to
All but W. L. Flnley, Recognlxes.
' Portland Man's Memento.
Framed for. preservation, a passport
to his presence written by Colonel
Rooaevelt eight years ago when be was
the Nation's cnler, admitted two ex-
Oregon legislators to the Colonels
room at the Portland Hotel yesterday.
Tba card was an open sesame even
after the Colonel had announced that
he would . receive no one but. W. L
Flnley. president of the Oregon Auau
D. Mahone. of Portland, ana l
vi..n r,t -nrrv County. gained an
audience with Colonel Kooaevelt by ua
Ing the eight-year-old passport. When
Colonel Rwosevelt viaitea me
Coast eight years ago, Mr. Mahone
called tfn him at San Jose. Cal. At that
time Mr. Mahone obtained a card Dear
Ing " the following inacrlptlon and
i,imit Mr. Kins. Mr. Melsner, 'Happy
Jack,' and Mr. Mahone to see me at
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Mahone and preserved' as a souvenir of
the occasion. Yesterday lie i"
passport In its frame from a desk anil!
accompanied by Mr. Muncy, went to
the hotel. Standing at the entrance
to Roosevelt's rooms, Mr. Mahone hand
ed the framed document to Roosevelt's
private secretary, who In turn handed
It to the ex-President. ,
"Well, that looas like my writing,"
exclaimed Colonel Roosevelt. o"Admlt
the gentlemen." . . - .
REDS GREET ROOSEVELT
Cbeniawa's SOO Pupils Honor Once
"Great White Father."'
CHEMAWA. Or, April 6. (Special.)
"Come on, boys, come on. girls."
shouted Colonel Rooaevelt to the 500
Indian children as they flocked about
uis train, anxious to grssp the hand
of the once "Great White Father." who
had honored them by stopping here . r
And hundreds of the children, eager
to sav "How," climbed onto the steps,
clambered up the rear of the platform
nf the car and shook hands with the
In a brief address, Mr. ' Roosevelt
urged the children to study the history
of their country, learn a trade and be
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IX CHARACTERISTIC:ATTITLDBVHILI3r.SPEAKOO AT CORNERSTONE. LADING.
JUNGLE IS . SCENE
Commercial Club Banquet Has
' Novel Setting. :
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REAL - LION NOT RISKED
African Beasts Roar Per Megaphone
to Remind Colonel" of Stirring
Times -Unique Ideas" Pre
, vail Throughout.
FEATURES AT " COMMERCIAL
CLI B BANQI ET.
Scene A'r'cn ' Jungle.
-. Act 1 African double, quartet.
"When Teddy Comes Marching
Home.". as Colonel Roosevelt enters
Act 1 "Joe Cannon" makea ap
pearance seeking Ananias Club.
v Act t "President Tart" and "Sen
ator Bourne", appear In golf costume.
"Act 4 Ecllpaa of moon by Roose
velt's face and quartet sings "Has
Anyone Here Seen Teddy?"
Act S Queen of Mombasa makea
Stuffed Hons, tigers, live monkeys,
birds and alligator are observed In -.
The scene of . the Commercial Club's
banquet last night In honor of Colonel
Roosevelt was laid In the Jungles of
Africa- - Lions roared. ' parrot screeched,
monkeys chattered and chuckled, and a
huge alligator opened wide his cavern
ous jaws. . . n
"Native Africans," armed with spears,
greeted the visiting hunter as he entered
the hall. v snd' sang as be' marched
through the realistic forest to the real
seat of honor at the banquet table be
yond. The Colonel appreciated At im
mensely: He said so. snd he showed it
by giving hearty spplause. "WKen Teddy
Comes' Marching Home" . was the, song
the double quartet sang ss be entered
the hall And from then on the oc
caalon was replete with novelties. When
the great electric-moon -in the- canvas
firmament was eclipsed by the face of
the guest himself. Colonel ' Roosevelt's
smile was at once - so broad and so
genial and the good humor of It was so
catching that the whole banquet-room
rang with laughter and cheers, -As the
moon farted and the Colonel's ' face ap-
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TALK ANGERS . TiR,
"Queen-, of - Mombasa's" Take-Off
Gives Offenses No Jest Should
Be Made of Subject, He Says.
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: His teeth set.; his eyes flashing an
ger." his smile of all day passing in,a
twinkling. Colonel 'Roosevelt denounced
1 "Drofoundly ' foollsh".the final ;stunt
pulled off last night at the Commercial
Club- banquet. Most forceful were tne
utterances which the Colonel' gave in
reply, to. . the "Queen, of Mombasa's;'
speech, ' In 'which' the term "race sui
cide" played too ' prominent a role to
suit1 the" guest "of the' evening. '
The presentation - of ,the character
was a delineation by Mrs., Sylvia ,W.
McGuire. who had previously given the
"stunt" at 'the ' recent banquet of
the Portland Grocers' Association. ,
She represented lnjr-her "talk" that
maybe the Col6nelr would 'change his
mind, about "dat race suicide" if he had
"a child or two in hand and several
hanging on behind crying for 'lasses
and candy,', maybe , , he 'wouldn't
talk so much about race suicide." Mrs.
McGuire ' appeared in native costume,
with the customary .ring in her nose,
and delivered her eloqent "appeal", in
negro dialect, proclaiming that Roose
velt had put fiinn'y notions in "de hed of
de King about dat race suicide." ' '
Sitting beside . Toastraaster. ' Beck
wlth, the Colonel remarked as Mrs.
McGuire came to the end:
' "That' Is profoundly foolish." '
In a few pointed remarks Roosevelt
said: . ' ; ! ; . '.
"I enjoyed everything .tonight except
a Jest made, I am-sure, with perfectly
good intentions, by the : woman : who
presented the Queen of Mombasa. A
description, was-given of a' woman with
a baby in her arms and . two babies
hanging to her skirts. " Now that isn't
a picture at which anyone might be
expected to laugh. It is a picture
which should touch every element of
chivalry that there is In any man. A
woman with a baby in her arms and
two children hanging to her skirts de
servos reverence and honor as no man
ca-n possibly deserve."
. When he concluded he took his seat
and. turning to Toastmaster Beck with
again, said: . "Well, I don't think they
will Jest' on that subject for a while."
Shortly afterwards he was escorted to
the Armory for: the- principal address
of' the evening, " -" - -
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YOUTH IS WINNER
Juvenile : Escort Pleases Colo
. , nel Riding in Auto.
FAMILIAR , FACES , NOTED
Mrs: A: F. Statter First to Be Recog
nized Arter Arrival at Hotel.
"Honor All Mine," Is His
y Reply " to ' Woman.
" "This Is the best escort I have had on
the entire' trip," said Colonel Roosevelt.-
near- the corner, of Grand avenue
and East Morrison street,- at 4 o'clock
yesterday: afternoon. Immediately after
a huge bouquet of. red roses had been
presented to him. .He meant, the sev
eral' hundred East Side school children
who captured . his automobile at the
corner of East -Madison street and
Grand avenUe, attached-to it leading
strings and preceded the ex-President
rrnm that rjoint to East'Burnslde street
and back on the opposite side of Grand
avenue i to - East Morrison street. .
- The presentation of the bouquet was
made by a committee of five little girls
gowned in white Marie Johnston, Ha
zel Young, ' Gladys Lownsdale, Alice
Thomas and Myrtle Ballard. The pre
sentation speech was . made by Miss
Johnston, the eldest of the quintet. She
told Colonel Roosevelt ' that the rose
lwas symbolical of Portland and
ended by asking him to accept the bou
quet as a testimonial of the esteem of
the' girls and boys of Portland. .
" Acquaintance Is Renewed.
"I met you' once before in Pittsburg,
and I am glad to renew the acquaint
ance," she said.
. "Indeed?" responded the Colonel.
''Extremely glad to renew it. What is
your name?" ,
" "And yours?" turning to another of
; Colonel Roosevelt briefly thanked the
children- for the roses. His famous
smile was never more in evidence. He
beamed upon the children.' They appre
ciated It and returned with volumes
of handclapping and cheering. The es
cort of mounted police again formed
and the pracession started for the Port
land Hotel, which was reached at 4:10.
Before ' leaving Grand avenue and
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4000 Hear Vehement
Speech at Armory.
STATE HARMONY IS URGED
Fewer, but More Powerful
LORIMER IS CONDEMNED
Colonel Pounds Gavel to Emphasize)
Statement That Only Men Fit
Ought to Bo Elected Ja
diclary Recall Opposed.
Indorsement of the Oregon system
with the qualification that the recall
should not be applied to the Judiciary
and that fewer officers, but with added
powers, should be elected, character
ized the address of Colonel Roosevelt
before an audience of 4000 persons at
the Armory last night.
"Good government, he said, is iiko
machinery that has to be well oiled. It
must be carefully conducted."
He impressed upon his hearers the
fact that by taking on added powers
In direct legislation they also take on
added duties and added responsibili
ties. He made an appeal to tne peo-.
pie of Oregon, who, by their "pro
gressive" laws have attracted the at
tention of other states, to set a good
example in having those laws worked
A further, and seemingly an emphat
ic, appeal was made for the minority
opposing the Oregon method of gov
ernment, to unite with the majority in
carrying out their wishes in the best
Referendum Principle Upheld.
Until such , time as a constitutional
amendment can be obtained providing
for the direct election of United Statea
Senators, the Oregon method of choos
ing them should be adopted by other;
states, he declared.
He spoke with a degree of modlflca-.
t!on in indorsing the initiative and refi
"I believe that the referendum ana
the initiative are right in principle,"
he said, "but it depends upon the meth-
od with which they are administered
whether they will result in great good.
It devolves upon the-people as a duty
to regulate their use In such fashion
as to prevent their use being turned
Into an abuse."
' He declared emphatically that ho la
not an opponent of representative gov-,
"I want to keep up the represents-,
tlve system." he asserted, "but I want
our representatives to represent us."
His utterance was interrupted by vo-t
Short Ballot Favored.
"I don't want them to represent
somebody who did not openly elect
(Concluded on Pae 10.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 61
degrees? minimum, 83 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; westerly
r.niv living; ex-President of United States la
sue of Portland for nine hours. Pas. 1.
Colonel say. children furnished best escort
of entire trip. Page 1-
throne assembles at depot for
lmsHmpse of only living ex-President.
sJ'wn!,2' on Spring " 1?olonI
travels through Oregon. Page 1-.
Scene of Commercial Club banquet laid in
realistic Jungle. Pag 1-
Knee suicide" talk angers Roosevelt.
ElEht-Vear'-old card gain, audience fox
Portland men with Roosevelt. Page 1.
rolonel Roosevelt in vehement speech at
Armory indorses Oregon sysm of gov-
. ernment. Page 1.
. -i nnnwvek lays cornerctone of nvt
COIMnuUnomah 'ma'tuur Athletic Club build
lng. PK w-
Kew rules of House cause first political bat.
tie In Congress. Page 5.
President again appoint. c'e ""J'1'
renewing fight with Bourne. Page 2.
Mrs Henry, babes and "affinity" no
thoughtto be hiding in San Fran
cisco. Page 6.
Beventy-flve th.usand works parsd. la
memory of fire victims. Page S. v
Joseph Leiter nearly tells all about Miss El.
.kins' romances. Page 3.
Poverty cause of social evil, declare. Chi
cago vice commission. Page 3.
fund. Page 2.
Refection of Henderson deemed unjust in
light of reinstatement of Mcriarlty,
Pacific coast results yesterday: Portland 6.
Vernon li Los Angele. 10, Oakland 5;
Ban Francisco-Sacramento game post
, poned; rain. Page 15.
Assessment Commissioner of Vancouver. B.
C talks on single tax question. Page .
Attorney attacks validity of Seattle recall,
contending that election call was-Issued
Illegally. Page 7.
Rich story is told by Brace ranch at tha
Dalles. Page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Big clay manufacturing properties sold for
S ,UK,000. Page 14.
Velguth must pay wife money tefore he can
sue for divorce. Page 0.
Farmers' union leases dock: will enter
grain business on t. o. t. basis, Page 20,
tCoociadad on Pase li)
IConcluued oa Pass li-)