Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 06, 1912, Page 12, Image 12

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385,000 ELKS TURN
Poppy Pickers' and Orange
Belt Specials Bear Grow
ing Herds on Way.
Grand Officers Marvel a
Great Scope of Plans for
Coming Convention. .
Committees Get "Work Under Way
and Many "Giants" of Fraternity
Already Reach City Vast Vol
ume of Business Awaits.
(Continued From First P. )
of honor one of the best attractions
of the Elks popventlon ever held.
Headquarters Lively Scene.
Their arrival at the Multnomah
Hotel was the cause of much activity
In that vicinity and throughout the
remainder or me evening - uu uum
way Into the nignt tne looDy ana in
var-lmis iinmrntttAi raoffll WflfA mad
llvelv with business and fraternal
The center of much interest among
the readers of the sporting pages was
. . t ,-, XT
Patrick T- rowers, 01 jcroev
J., a member of the new Elks' Na-
tinnai hnmA rAmmlttM and ax-mesl
dent, secretary and treasurer of the
Eastern league or professional naseDa.ii
clubs, now tne lnier-aiionsi ijchbuv
t. a.rviH fa term nr two al
president of the National Association
of Professional Baseball leagues and
as -Pat" Powers is known to every
baseball man. He Is a close friend of
Judge W. W. McCredle. owner of the
Portland teams, and expects to attend
all the games played here next week
between Portland and San Francisco.
rvm nf rh I at I n iru Ished Elks in the
party waa Judge Jerome B. Fisher, of
Jamestown, pasi prana eiaiito
ruler. All the past grand exalted
rulers form a standing committee who
will pass on the good of the order.
It is probable that 10 of 12 men who
have held the highest office In Elk
dom will attend the convention.
Edward Rightor. of New Orleans, a
member of the grand forum was an
other member of the party. Mr.
Rightor was formerly a member of the
judiciary committee and was promoted
to his present office on the death of
Judge John F. Donovan, of Milwaukee,
"Supreme Court" to Meet.
The grand forum will hold an early
meeting. This body is called the su
preme court of Elkdom and passes
upon all questions of Elk jurisprud
ence. Henry L. Ottenhelmer. of, Chicago,
the architect of the new Elks' Na
tional home, joined the party on the
way and will discuss the plans for the
proposed Bedford Improvements at the
convention next week.
Rev. John Dysart Of Dubuque, Iowa,
grand chaplain of the Elks, did not ar
rive with the other grand lodge offi
cers. He stopped at Butte for a few
hours and is expected in the city to
day. Rev. Mr. Dysart Is a member of
the lodge at Jamestown. N. V., and a
past grand exalted ruler. He la now
pastor of the First Episcopal Church
at Dubuque and has held the office of
grand chaplain for several years.
Home for Aged Planned.
Another member of the Elks' new
National home committee In the grand
exalted ruler's party was Calvin L.
Klngsley, of Waterloo, Iowa. Together
with the grand exalted ruler, the grand
trustees, Klngsley, Powers, Samuel V.
Perrott, of Indianapolis, and August
Herrmann, past grand exalted ruler,
form the commission which is planning
to build a new home for aged mem
bers of the order, at Bedford. Va. An
early session of this commission will
be held In Portland and its report to
the grand lodge probably will be the
subject of much discussion.
John D. Shea, of Hartford. Conn,
and James A. Flnlen. of Streator, 111.,
were the first members of the creden
tials committee to arrive, both being
members of the grand exalted ruler's
party. The credentials committee will
open headquarters in the Multnomah
Hotel. Edward P. Strong, of Cleveland,
O.. another member, will Join them this
morning and A. C. Crowder, of Jack
son, Miss., chairman of the committee,
will arrive tonight.
Special Train Coming From Missouri
KANSAS CITT. Mo, July 6. (Spe
cial.) One of the finest special trains
that ever crossed the continent Is now
nearing Portland having on board a
big happy party of Elks representing
Kansas City Lodge, No. 26. The Kan
sas City special will arrive In Port
land tomorrow, morning, the delegates
planning to be up and doing before the
sessions of the 4Sth annual meeting
begin. The -special-train left Kansas
Citv Wednesday. It .is routed over the
Union Pacific to Denver, the Denver St
Rio Grande to Salt Lake City, thence
hy way of Ogden over the Denver
Rio Grande, and over the Oregon
Short Line to Huntington and on Into
The Kansas City party numbers up
wards of 100 members, their wives and
members of their families. The party
is headed by Chauneey C Bowl as. dis
trict deputy, and Arnold D. Cotting
ham, representative from the Kansas
City Lodge. The trip to Oregon and
particularly the visit In Portland ap
pealed to the Kansas City people and
for this reason they are coming In
larger numbers than if the annual
meeting had been held elsewhere, not
withstanding the long trip west.
In the party, besides Mr. Bowlus and
Mr. Hale, are, Ferdinand Helm and Mrs.
Helm. Mr. Helm being one of the broth
ers who Is at the head of a large brew
ing business in Kansas City: John W.
Wagner and Mrs. Wagner; E. E. Mille
and Mrs. Miller; A. J. Shirk and Mrs.
Shirk: Louis Roubldoux and Mrs. Rou
bldoux. and George E. Runyan. secre
tary of the Kansas City Lodge and a
member for 27 years. There are many
others who went aboard the train at
the last moment, but Portland will
know the Kansas City crowd as soon
as it lands In their city. For. aside
from being a bunch of good fellows,
the Kansas City badges will be about
the smartest things seen at the an
nual meeting, and there is one thing
the Kansas City delegation - will not
be able to do In Portland and that is
to keep quiet.
City Wants t Per Cent of Gross
' Earning of New Company.
Valuation of the franchise ssked by
the Northwestern Electric Company,
which seeks to enter Portland in com
petition with the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company, was fixed
yesterday at 3 per cent of the gross
No. 1 Judge Jerome B. Fisher, Joss
P. Sullivan, P. T. Powers, Kdward
Rightor and Fred C Roblnaoa, With
T. O. Daly, of Portland Committee,
In Parade. No. 2 -Grand Enquire
Nicholson (os Rbrht Shaalasr Handa
With George H. Enarllah, of Hoi yoke,
Maaa, Lodge. No. 3 -Grand Exalted
Ruler Snlllvan ' Seated la Ante No.
4 Thomas B. Mills, "The Best-Loved
Man in Elkdom." No. S Patrick T.
Powers, a "Power In Baseball nad a
Loyal Elk. No. John D. Shea, Cre
dentials Committee, No. T Sullivan
and Robinson at Union Depot. No.
8 General Gordon nnd Walter P. An
drews, of Atlanta, Ga.
receipts of the company. - The rate was
fixed by the street committee of the
Executive Board at a meeting in the
office of Mayor Rushlight. The plans
of the Northwestern company were
also considered at length.
The 3 Der cent tax was suggested
by Mayor Rushlight and was adopted
by the unanimous vote ot me memoers
of the committee present. The fran
chise will now be sent to the Execu
tive Board, which body will he asKea
to ratify the action of the committee.
Then It will go to the Council and
probably will be referred to the street
committee, which body will check tup
the terms and conditions under wnicn
the company operates.
This committee considerea tne pro
posed grant some time ago and made
a number of changes in the terms, all
of which were accepted by the com
pany. After the committee again
hecks up the measure it win men
be -sent to the City Council for rinai
'Bids Called for Big- Bridge.
ASTORIA. Or, July 6. (Special.)
The County Court has issued a call for
bids to be presented before July 23 for
the erection of a bridge across the Ne
halem River near Grand Rapids. The
structure is to consist of two 100-foot
spans and approaches 75 feet in length.
The county is to furnish the material,
all of which is on the ground, and the
bids asked are for the lsbor. The In
tention is to have the bridge m place
so that it will be ready for use before
the heavy rains set in thl& Fall.
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and others co-operate with the street- S v t , VJW !,' ' i 1
cleaning department in keeping the , If1- f " " " 1
streets clean during the convention T ift t f - "S15!
next week. He asks that everybody -VSt i ? if f 4 4 A.?
refrain from dropping papers or rub- M Z4P i. & J
blsh of any kind In the streets and jj J W ti "? i
that everybody pickup any paper that ' ft f sSts; "A J"""" i
may be seen lyjng, around. & f ,f . I 7 f - !S UaO
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ALBANY Lodge phoned yesterday
the intelligence that it is to send
to the Elks' convention the largest ex
cursion party that ever left that city.
Two special trains will carry the 600
Elks and their friends who will make
up the party. They will leave Albany
for Portland at 5 o'clock on Thursday
morning and Albany will enter In the
parade 460 Elks in unuorm. rteguiar
delegates from Albany are already in
evidence In the city, but tne coming
excursion will bring practically all of
Albany's Elkdom to Portland ror a aay.
FLANK J. MILLER, of Albany, state
Railroad Commissioner, is the first
man 'on whom his fellow Elks have
hung" the stock story of "the slow
watch" since the delegations began to
arrive in Portland for the convention.
Mr. Miller, aocording to Phil Met-
schan. Jr and others, who were in
strumental in circulating the, story -on
him, 'stepped out of the Imperial Ho
tel yesterday morning at 9:15 and hap
pened to glance casually up at the dec
orations for the . convention strung
upon the street. mis eye xeu upon
the symbolic elk head and clock with
its hands pointing to 11.
"Great Scott!" he ejaculated, and
nulled out his own timepiece to make
an observation. "What's the matter
with this turnip or mine anynowr
And he proceeded to shove the hands
up to correspond with the dial In the
decoration, before the snickers of his
companions "wised" him to the error
he had made. -'
Thl loke Is sprung ai every grana
lodge reunion and Miller is the "fail
guy" this year.
THE best appointed tram that nas
ever gone out of Los Angeles was
announced leaving that city yesterday
for Portland, carrying members" .of
Los Angeles Lodge. No. 99, and their
families, to attend the Elks' conven
tion. - There are ISO In the party. The
special consists of It cars and is in
charge of C. J. Balfour, traveling pas
senger agent for the Southern Pacific
in Southern California. The party
will reach Portland at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning.
ROCHESTER, bidding for the 1911
convention, and Atlanta.- bidding
for 1914. appeared yesterday as the ad
vance guard of souvenir distributers
for the convention. Rochester signc
appeared in the hotels and at the reg
istration place and purple Rochester
buttons decorated every lapel that came
within range of the delegates. Atlanta
wa right beside them In Ita actlvltieu
and one had only to stroll into the lob
by of the hotel headquarters and be
come acquainted to emerge with more
decorations on his breast than a Turk
ish gnind vlxler. If this phase ot
convention activities continues as au
spiciously as it has opened, the Elks
headquarters should prove a paradise
for tho souvenir badge hunter during
the coining week. ' - .
OM RICHARDSON Is responsible
for the beginning of a movement
which, if carried out, will materially
add to the brilliancy of the lighting of
Portland during the Elks' convention.
His idea is to have . every residence,
especlaly those upon the heights. Join
in the illumination, at least by keeping
the porch lights burning all night, even
If nothing extra is added to the elec
tric adornment of the houses.
"With houses grouped as closely as
they are upon the heights above Port
land." he says,' "every porch light burn
ing will mean a more extensive Illu
mination thin one would Imagine at
first. I believe that it is one of the
little things that everyone is able to
do to help out the welcome of Port
land to the visiting Elks and something
that everyone ought to dc."
The idea has been taken up, especial
ly by the women of the city and the
porch lights dotting the heights and
the downtown residence sections will
be no small part of the illumination of
the Elks' week. .
ERE'S a fellow that is always
sticking around with the dead
ones." was the characterization given
in Introducing J. C. Futrall. of Fay
ettevllle. Ark., of the ritual committee,
yesterday at the Multnomah Hotel.
"But that doesn't necessarily mean
that he's a dead one himself."
"Nope, he's not an undertaker,
either," was the response to the guess
from one who thought he had fath
omed "the jest.
The true interpretation was found in
the explanation that Mr. Futrall an
swers to the title "Professor" and that
he is head of the department of Latin
and Greek and such other dead lan
guages in the University of Arkansas.
Professor Futrall came in advance
of the rest of the Arkansas delegation
to attend the meeting of the ritual
committee. - He says that bis state will
send between 70 and SO delegates ad
that several others are likely to "come
over to Portland for a sort of Informal
call." .
OPING to impress the' Elks and
their friends with the cleanliness
of Portland streets, Mayor Rushlight
yesterday, issued - a' proclamation, in
RQBABLT the "best heeled" man
who has made his appearance In
Portland thus far is General Gordon,
of Atlanta, who was much in evidence
around grand lodge headquarters yes
terday. He had a roll of bills In his
hip pocket big enough to choke the
proverbial cow and it did not seemito
grow smaller by the almost continual
drain that he made upon It. General
Gordon Is bound to become one of the
most popular men at the convention.
He fairly radiates hospitality and
constantly is the center of an animated
group of delegates and grand lodge officials.
FlURTH of July morning at 7 o'clock
at the home of A. L. Berkley there
arrived the first and youngest Elk of
the convention In the shape of a nine
pound boy. Two and one-half years
ago on Christmas day Mr. and Mrs.
Berkley were visited by a little girl
baby, Mary Jane, and now they are the
proud -father and mother of another
holiday gift, a little, pink, kicking
morsel of American manhood. Accord
ing to his father who translated the
newcomer's first words, he Is destined
to be an Elk and attend future con
ventions. Although only 2 days old this nine
pound youngster is already carrying
the name of Aubert Linnaeus Berkley,
Jr. When his eyes are able to stand
the full glaring light of day he will
be allowed to look out upon the varied
scenes of his first Elk convention.
Dr. and Mrs. Berkley reside at 168
North Twenty-third street.
Jl team of Billings, Mont., will arrive
In the city next Monday on the Mon
tana special. There are seven In the
squad, all of whom ere Elks and who
will represent lodge No. 394 at the
The team has been in existence for
three years and is captained by Joe' L.
Markham. The members are credited as
National champions. Other members
of the team are. Bishop, Todd, Salsbury,
Wickstrom and - Thorlne. They are
going to enter the big parade on
Thursday to compete for the prize for
unique costumes. The boys will stay
at the Portland Hotel.
Accompanying the "Best Elk Team
in the Country," as they . are truly
called, will be the Boston and Montana
band, from Butte. This organization
Is composed of 60 members who won
the prize at the Los Angeles conven
tion three years ago, and who will be
heard at the Multnomah Field next
Thursday evening.
r.T. Colorado visitors, whether they
are Elks or not, are expected to
register at the headquarters' for the
Colorado Society of Oregon, which has
been opened at rooms 421 and 422,
Selling building, i An attendant . will
be in constant charge and every ef
fort will be made to provide comforts,
conveniences and information for the
delegates from the Centennial state.
Denver and Pueblo daily papers will
be kept on hand.
jm AXJC about loyalty to a friend,"
1 said Raymond Benjamin, of
Napa, CaL, chairman of the Judiciary
committee, yesterday, "there is a man
"when Powers' friend, 'Garry' Herr
mann, was candidate for grand exalted
ruler at the Los Angeles convention.
He referred to "Pat" Powers, of Jer
sey City, who was holding an impromp
tu reception at tne aiunnoman riuiei.
"Three years ago," said Benjamin,
who performed about the greatest act
'Pat,' who was president of the East
ern Baseball League, and about the
busiest man in seven states, dropped
his work and rushed across the con
tinent to register his vote in favor of
He arrived in Los Angeles on Tues
day morning. Just In time for the. elec
tion, voted for Herrmann and left on
the next train for New York to get
back to work. Unfortunately for him
his vote was cast in vain, but he Had
the satisfaction in Detroit the follow
ing year to see Herrmann unanimously
R. ROBERT J. DECKER, exalted
ruler of the Rochester lodge. No.
24, is leading the campaign this year
to secure the next convention for that
city. Dr. Decker holds a remarkable
record, having been elected exalted
ruler of his lodge eight successive
times. Five of these times the election
was hy acclamation. Under his administration-
the membership of his
lodge has increased from 300 to 1600.
You travel by the true scenie route if
your tickets read Canadian Pacific.
Ticket office. Third and Pine (Mult
nomah Hotel). ........ ee
New Orleans Party AHo Itcsnmct
Journey Xewsrk Brother Mho
Is In Xlnety-Flfth Year
Will Seek Prize.
LOS ANGELES. July 6. (Special.)
"Good-bye, Bill." With this cry Is
suing from the throats of several
hundred Elks, who had gathered at the
Arcade depot to see them oft to the
Portland convention of the order, 185
happy members of the antlered herd of
the Angel City rolled away aboard
the Poppy Pickers' special today to
Join the thousands who are wending
their way from all parts of the coun
try to the convention city.
Aboard the special are 45 members
of the Los Angeles crack team, the
Poppy Pickers' patrol, after whom the
train bearing them northward was
named. The train consisted of II
coaches. Including baggage car. diner,
palace Pullman coaches and an obser
vation car, all gaily decorated with
streamers and flags announcing to the
world that the herds were headed for
The train will be augmented along
the route by the addition of other
coaches filled with Elks. One of the
first stops will be Santa Barbara, where
the Los Angeles delegation will be
Joined by Elks of that city. Accom
panying the Los Angeles Elks were
delegates from the nearby cities.
The members of the drill team were
distinguished by their olive drab uni
forms. TheJ- were under the command
of Captain Ray Oosterlson and Lieuten
ants Harry Brown and Fox Stamps.
Another large delegation from South
ern California passed through Los An
geles on the way to Portland. They
are aboard the Orange Belt special.
The party consists of Elks from Bart
Diego city and county and from Orange
County. Many of the Elks tracking
northward are accompanied by their
wives and daughters.
John Howard, past exalted ruler of
Los Angeles lodge and representative
in Los Angele's of the Weed Lumber
Company In Oregon, has telegraphed
ahead for the preparation of a recep
tion at the Weed Lumber Camp for
the party. ......
The 80 New Orleans Elks who hav
been here, resume their Journey to
night , ..
One of the oldest members or the
order was in Los Angeles today, en
route to Portland. He was Charles S.
Smith a wealthy resident of Newark.
N. J., who has crossed the continent
In his i5th year to try to win the
prize for the oldest man In the Port
land parade.
"Now you old fellows look out for
yourselves. A youngster like me can
take care of himself," he told his fellow-travelers.
Dr. Smith shows his
age In his wrinkled face, but his step
retains surprising elasticity, his eye Is
clear and his hand Is firm. He declared
that he expected to continue attending
Elks' conventions until he was "at
least 115 years old."
Floral Feature Is Added to Kinema
color Pictures at Hellig.
Visitors to the Hellig yesterday re
ceived a welcome surprise In the shape
of some wonderful additions to the
kinemacolor pictures that are now be
ing shown at this theater. "The Bud to
Blossom" pictures, which were shown
during the Rose Festival in company
with the marvelous Durbar color photo
graphs, proved so popular that the
management added yesterday another
flower feature film.
This is the Bweet pea. Flowers of
this species are shown, singly, In groups
of five or ten and In bunches. All tlie
variety of coloring for which the sweet
pea Is famous is reproduced with start
ling clarity, and their addition to the
other films makes the. programme one
of unusual Interest to flower lovers as
well as others who appreciate a vivid
harmony of natural colors through ths
late invention.
Boys Who Tried to Hold fp Auto
mobile lo Plead Next Tuesday.
Dan B. Brundridge. Guy A. Vaughn
and Gail B. Merrltt. the youths who
attempted to hold up an automobile
on the Powell Valley road early Sun
day morning and who shot Miss Leora
Stanley, a stenographer, a member of
the automobile party, in the arm. were
arraigned before Circuit Judge Kava-
1 ,, ani4 D-tven until Tues-
nuuii t- n i ' r
day to plead. They were jointly In
dicted by the grand Jury Wednesday on
a charge oi assault, wnu u
weapon. Vaughn was represented by Allan R.
Joy. The othe,r two were not repre-
- .3 v., .......! Th hflvi had Dre-
vlously agreed to plead guilty and
save tne expense oi inn.
of Attorney Joy may change the situa
tion but It is believed the attorney
will only use his ertorts to secure
leniency for his client.
F. C. Loveland, of 1 2-Mile, Is Called
to Answer Under Liquor Laws.
On two John Doe warrants returned
by the grand Jury, charging the sale of
liquor to a minor and the sale of liquor
on Sunday. F. C Loveland. manager of
the Twelve-Mile House, an establish
ment on the Base Line road, will be ar
rested this morning. He was ordered
by telephone yesterday to report to
Sheriff Stevens' office this morning and
deposit bail. The offenses with which
he is charged are misdemeanors and
punishable by fines or jail sentences.
Liquor is. being sold at the Twelve
Mile House, It is declared, on a 125 Fed
eral Government license only. The
place operates as a club, but the quali
fications for membership are slight and
public chauffeurs act as membership so
licitors, the authorities say.
Hydroplane Enters for Regatta.
ST. JOHNS, On, July 5. (Special.)
The latest entry for the regatta to be
held on the St Johns waterfront Tues
day night July 9, is the hydroplane
Swastika, owned by Henry Dixon.
Preparations are under way for the In
dustrial exhibit and sweet pea show to
be held at the city dock Monday.