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STAMPEDE TO CITY
All Records Broken by
Special Trains. .
EVERY STATE REPRESENTED
Railroads Report Between 85
and 100 Extras Arriving.
BAND MUSIC FILLS THE AIR
Delegations From Every Center Pre
pare to Hold Open House de
ception Committee Sings "Hello
Bill" to Incoming Throngs.
If Elks had arrived in hundreds Sun
day, they came In thousands yesterday.
The members of the reception com
mittee probably were busier Individual
ly and collectively every minute of the
forenoon than they had ever been be
fore. No sooner was one flood of dele
gates safely diverted out of the Union
Station and directed toward Its head
quarters than another would descend
upon and engulf the official "glad
handers" of the local lodge, almost be
fore they had time to draw their
The noise of an emptied train as It
. was hustled away onto a siding by a
snorting switch engine was mingled
with the shrill whistles from across the
river announcing the approach either of
another special or of a regular, tagged
with three or four special cars of new
The procession from the Union Sta
tion up Sixth street was practically un
interrupted throughout the forenoon.
The triumphal march to the headquar
ters, led by the administration band
and the entire drill team, as was the
plan of Sunday, was perforce aban
doned yesterday. The trains were ar
riving at such short Intervals that it
was Impossible for the reception com
mittee to make the trip up to the head
quarters each time with any hope of
being back at the station in tlraen-to-shout
Hello, Bill" at the throng of new
arrivals immediately following. .
Baads In Abundance.
So the administration band stayed at
he station hour after hour and scarcely
would Its rendition of the official
"Brother Bill, the Town Belongs to
you" end for one crowd of delegates
until the leader would be "tap-tapping"
his men to attention to swing into the
song once more for the benefit' of an
sntlrely new audience pouring off an
It was characteristic of the majority
of the delegations that came in special
trains yesterday that they carried their
bands with them. Accordingly the ad
ministration band was able thus to stay
at the station without in any way de
tracting from the lmpressiveness of the
pageants through the streets.
Half a dozen men would be detailed
from the reception committee, after the
generalized band-.grasping and back
slapping ceremonies, to guide the new
comers to their headquarters and away
would go the band with a brave tramp j
and blare, followed by all the Elks in
the newly arrived delegation. The la
dles of the crowd were bundled Into au
tomobiles, which whisked them up to
headquarters In a few momenta and
were back honking for more at the sta
tion In plenty of time to catch the vis
itors from the next train following.
The reception committee at the sta
tion was nobly backed by the delegates
who had already been in Portland for a
day or more, and who crowded eagerly
to the station to greet their later arriv
ing brethren. The crowd that had filled
the station on Sunday was as nothing
compared to this. From the gates out
through the corridors and to the very
curbstones was a dense press of human
ity, which broke and flowed into the
streets and threaded away for blocks on
Sixth street, while the traffic police
men In the vicinity grew gray-headed
over the problem of making the cur
rents of pedestrians and of automobiles
now properly in their respective chan
, All States Bepreaeated.
, Kvery state in the Union was repre
sented In the great mass that crowded
. to the gates at the arrival of each train
and bellowed "Hello, Bill!" In a chorus
that made the tones of the band sound
piping and Ineffective.
There was Idaho, and Marshfleld, and
Denver, and other delegations that had
arrived on the preceding day. most of
whom expected additions to their par
ties In the Influx of newcomers of yes
terday. The arrival of each train was
the occasion of hundreds of little Indi
vidual reunion parties Immediately af
ter the great collective storm of wel
come. All records of transportation for
Portland were broken In the rush of
travel, and the next few days will still
further demolish any records that have
vr before stood on any of the lines
that run into the Rose City. The total
of special trains reported by the O.-w.
R. A N. Co. Is 27. of which 15 have come
in in the past three days. The South
ern Pacific announces 25 specials and
the Great Northern 11 special trains
and Ave special parties, or a total of li
specially equipped trains. Four spe
cials came over the North Bankand it
In estimated that the Northern Pacific
KS IN THOUSANDS
OLD CLOCK STOPS
AT ELEVENTH HOUR
FAITHFUL TIMEPIECE CEASES
' WORK AS EIKS J5ING.
Jewelers Say Sidewalk , Ticker May
Take Vacation During Revelry
of Visiting Lodgemen.
When the Elks, gathered from Mho
57 corners of the United States, were
plunged in darkness In their clubrooms
at the hour of 11 last night and all
Joined In singing "Auld Lang Syne, the
time-honored clock, on the sidewalk In
front, of the Feldenhelmer Jewelry
store, i on Washington street between
Fifth and Sixth, stopped with Its hands
pointing to 11 o'clock.
This was not done by any mecnamcai
nor hv desitm and the jewelers
say this Is the first time the faithful
old regulator has ever "struck or
stuck. When the store was opened at
8 o'clock yesterday the hands were
noted pointing to the hour when all
good Elks think of their absent broth
ers. Investigation proved that it had
ceased ticking of its own accord" and
the owners decided to permit the grand
old timepiece to rest for the remainder
of the week.
RATE 0PINI0NJS RECEIVED
Transportation Club Hears From
Interstate Commerce Body.
The transportation committee of the
Chamber of Commerce has received
from the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion its opinion with respect t" l'n
. . . -1-1 A- '
rates rrom tne tiast -t.(.n -
south in the Wlllar, iey as
Albany and Corvallls.
The commission has reduced by about
12 per cent arbitrarles to be added to
the rates from the East to Portland.
The maximum reduction Is eight cents
first class and seven cents fourth
class at Albany and Corvallls. The
nmmittAA nf thA rhftmhpr of Com
merce Is advising Its members and oth
er shippers that the railroad freight
houses will be closed all day Thursday
on account of that day being Port
land's Elks' day. .
ROSE CITY SAVES PANAMA
Drifting Vessel Is Taken In Tow for
SAN FRANCISCO. July 8. The Pa
cific Mall steamer City of Panama,
which sent out a wireless message last
night stating that It was drifting 260
miles southwest of San Pedro, was
taken In tow this afternoon by the
steamer Rose City, off Point Pinos and
will be brought to San- Francisco. A
wireless message containing this infor
mation has been received- here.
The Rose City was-dtspatched to the
aid of the City of Panama late last
night. - The latter vessel was disabled
by a breakdown of one of Its engines.
H0NEYM00NERS FLY HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Graham White
Cross Channel by Aeroplane.
LONDON. July 8. Claud Graham
White and his wife, formerly Miss Dor
othy Taylor, of New York, who have
been passing their honeymoon In
France, returned to their home in Eng
land yesterday by aeroplane.
BILL! HERE'S THE NEWS FROM
Boston Notes of Interest.
BOSTON, Mass.. July 8. (Special)
The National headquarters of the
United Shoe Workers of America, is to
be moved from Lynn to some Middle
A general strike in Boston in sym
pathy with the strikers against the
Boston Elevated Railway Company is
E. B. Dyer, auperlfltendent of the
Cincinnati Public Schools, has refused
the Boston school committee's offer of
the same position here.
Representative Butler Ames, of the
Fifth District, will not again be a
Miss Nance O'Nell has refused to
play at the Majestic Theater because
of the heat.
Representative William F. Murray, of
Boston District No. 10, called on Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson at Seagirt to
day. Boston health authorities are now
making plans to fight against the bu
bonic plague. '
The hot dry weather caused a 810,000
fire In Charlestown today.
The famous Russell will case was re
opened today In Cambridge before Gil
bert A. Pevey, master. ,
' Wichita Notes by Wire.
WICHITA. Kan., July 8. (Special.)
The contract for repairing the Interior
of the Courthouse was let by the Com
missioners today to J. E. Jackson for
Judge T. W. Sargent has returned
from a visit to Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Otto Weiss Alfalfa Stock Food
Company has9 filed a suit in the United
States District Court against the Mary
land Casualty Company of Baltimore
Martin E. Casto, traffic commission
er, has gone to Denver, where he will
take part in the Colorado rate cases.
A. H. Webb, division superintendent
of the Missouri Pacific, has a new mo
CVK. Bothwell, who accompanied the
Elks' special to Colorado Springs, re
turned today. ,
W. J. Bryan was In town a few min
C. H. Smyth will leave In a special
car on the Santa Fe wfth a private
fishing party for Creede. Colo.
Every paved street railroad ' cross
1 i r r a i
CITY'S BOLDEN KEY
IS GIVEN TO ELKS
Special Privileges Go
With Warm Token.
CHEERS SHAKE BIG ARMORY
Reunion of 48th Grand Lodge
Formally Declared On.
GRAND OFFICERS GREETED
Great Battery of Cameras Preserve
Memorable Setting for Posterity
as Keynote of Welcome Is ,
Sounded to Throng.
"Now, on this day, the opening day
of the forty-eighth annual grand lodge
reunion, delegated with authority by
his honor. Mayor A. G. Rushlight, I ex
tend to you a most cordial welcome, and
tn Vand Exalted Ruler Sullivan, It
" a pleasure to present the. key to
the gates of the city, the key of special
privilege, the key to the heart of Port
land's loyalty to Elkdom. the key to the
hospitality of our homes."
The great golden key flashed in the
light as K. K. Kubll, chairman of the
Portland Elks' reunion commission, rep
resenting Mayor Rushlight, turned and
placed It in the hands of the grand ex
A rustle of handclapping swelled to a
roar, the road to a prolonged thunder
of cheers that swept through the
Armory, drowning all other sounds for
Ananal Reunion Begins.
In this ceremony were the visiting
Elks from all the United States
given formal welcome to Portland, and
the forty-eighth annual reunion of the
order was formally opened.
The crowd of Elks and of Portland
friends began to . assemble In the
Armory nearly two hours before the
programme was begun. The audience
was not seated by delegations, but the
people were ushered whither they de
sired by the members of the Elghtfir
Company of the Coast Artillery, under
Captain C.H O. Brown, who volunteered
their services as ushers.
The balconies and the lower floor
weer blocked In brilliant colors of
the gowns of women, who' composed
nearly half the audience, for everyone
was out in the formal - costume that
befitted the occasion. While the hall
was filling, for nearly two hours, the
California Coast Artillery band, rep
resenting the San Francisco lodge No.
3, gave a concert of popular airs.
Camera Battery Attacks.
In the balcony at the eastern part of
the Armory, a battery or cameras of
staff photographers of The Oregonlan
and of the official photographer of
Elks, were drawn up In readiness, and
the big "flash bags" distributed along
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ing shall be guarded by a flagman.
according to an ordinance Introduced
by Commissioner H. J. Roetsel today.
The death of Dr. Thomaa at Thirteenth-
street crossing last week suggested
the new ordinance.
County Attorney George McGlll was
requested today to investigate sani
tary conditions in the neighborhood
of the old creek bed. The request waa
made by E. M. Leach and others with
ouster proceedings against the city of
ficials in view. . .
Forty-two Kansas egg merchants
will study eggs here next week.
Bids for, paving the street railway
right-of-way from Main to Santa Fe
are advertised for.
More. Spokane Elks Coming.
SPOKANE. July 8. (Special.)
Harry Rapp was seen going west on
Riverside this afternoon behind a 16
pound boy in a baby carriage.
Dr. Harry Luhn surprised the town
today. He was discovered doing real
Laughlln McLean, dean of Otia Orch
ard, is In town building fences for his
Lou Hunt came down from River
side, . his Summer home at Newman
Lake, with 12 bass today. Workmen
near the Hunt cottage missed five
sticks of dynamite yesterday.
, M. D., "Wright will Join his family
In Portland Thursday morning.
A large party of Elks, consisting of
F. W. Smith, left for Portland tonight
on the North Bank Road.
O. E. McBroom closed the bank this
afternoon and departed tonight for
Secretary Billy Connor's shoes are
going to Join him tomorrow. Two en
gines draw the train.
Trinidad President for T. R.
HARTFORD, Conn.. July 8. (Spe
cial.) President Flaval 8. Luther, of
Trinidad College, has come out- for
The University Club opened Its re
modelled rooms tonight with a big
.Bishop Nllan has appointed Rev. Vic
tor Faure assistant pastor of Churoh
of Our Lady of Sorrows.
William Ray, aged 108, was arrested
for selling groceries on Sunday.
Corporation Counsel Shlpman, ruled
rrrrr vn Apfr.nv TTTPnT .tttt.V O. 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ELKS' CONVENTION PROGRAMME
ft A.' M. Concerts by visiting bands
at Grand Lodge headquarters and at
all principal hotels.
9:0 to U:S0 A. M. Reception on
10 A. M. and hourly thereafter un- :
til S P. M. Automobiles win be sta
tioned at Multnomah, Oregon. Port
land and Imperial Hotels for exclu
sive use of visiting ladles In sight
seeing trips to varions points of in
terest in and abont the city.
10 A. M. Opening of business ses
sions of Grand Lodge at Armory-
11 A. M. Opening of sireet pea
show, second floor County Court
House, auspices Oregon Sweet Pea
1:30 to 5 P. M. Reception on bat
2 P. M. Auto races. Country Club.
Tetzlaff, Oldfleld and other famous
drivers will compete.
2 P. M. Motor boatv regatta on
Willamette River at St. Johns. The
fastest speed boats on the Paclflo
Coast are entered. - Special car and
steamer service frill be maintained
between city and race course. A
beautiful automobile drive aloag the
banks of the Willamette. ,
2 P. M. Business meeting of
2 P. M. Automobile drive and ded
ication by. Grand Lodge officers of
Terwllllger boulevard, the most mag
nificent scenic highway In America.
i P. M. Baseball. Portland vs. San
Francisco. Paclflo Coast League, at '
Recreation Park, Twenty-fourth and
Vaughn streets. Ladles free.
8:30 P. M. Elks' gran electrical j
parade of 17 floats, one 'of the spec- ,
tacular features ' of week's events,
prepared especially for visitors to
Grand Lodge Reunion.
11 P. -M. Beefsteak dinner to vis
iting and local members of the press
by lks publicity committee, for ao
tlve newspaper men. Grand Lodge of
ficers and commissioners exclusively.
Place, SS8 Taylor street.
Naval vessels which ' can be
reached by launch from the foot of
Stark. Morrison and Salmon streets,
are opsn to all visitors from 9:80 to
11:J0 A. M. and 1:80 to ft P. M. .
SHASTA LIMITED DITCHED
Soft Spot In Ralls Causes Wreck.
No One Injured.
ROGUE RIVER, Or., July 8. (Spe
cial.) A soft spot In the rails, causing
them to spread, resulted In the wreck
of Shasta Limited train. No. 11, at 4:15
this morning about two miles west of
Rogue River. Engine No. 2422, baggage-car,
mallear and dining-car were
thrown off the track, the mallear be
ing completely turned over. Mall
clerks and baggage men were slightly
Two porters were hurt but not seri
ously. No passengers were injured. The
heavy traftlc during the past week In
jured the track. 10 Elks' specials hav
ing passed over this line within the
last few days. The train was going at
the rate of about 15 miles an hour at
the time of the disaster. At a higher
rate of speed the result would, have
been- a total wreck.
FRENCH VICTORS AT FEZ
Rogui of Slchtalla Routed When
; Surprised by Gouraud's Trops.
FEZ, July 8. A crushing defeat was
inflicted yesterday by the French Gen
eral, Gouraud, with 3000 men, on one
of the most persistent enemies of
France in Morocco, who Is known as
the Rogul of Sichtalla.
The French surprised him - near
Moulay Bouchts. . After a svere fight
the Rugul fled, yeavlng 60 dead and
abandoning his camp. The French lost
three killed and 18 wounded.
today that the salaries of personel tax
collectors must be paid.
May Robinson. 4 Huntley avenue,
was badly burned today while lighting
a fire with kerosene.
Walter S. Paine resigned today as
Y. M. C A. membership secretary to go
to Erie, Pa., as secretary of the educa
tional work. -
Sacramento Tourists Safe.
SACRAMENTO, July 8. (Special.)
A party of Sacramento young women
on the disabled steamer City of Panama,
were reported all safe today by a
wireless message to - San Francisco.
The City Assessor places the valua
tion of property in Greater Sacramento
at (67,848,870, an Increase of 20, per
cent over last year.
Local members of the W. C. T. U.
and ministers met today and adopted
resolutions protesting against the re
building of that part of the restricted
district burned Sunday night, on the
south side of L. street, at the corner
of Second. The property loss will
reach 840,000. ' '
Grove Johnson, father of Governor
Johnson, announced today that he will
run for Assemblyman from the 14th
The mother of Harry Derr, a well
known clubman, died today, aged 77.
SEATTLE, July 8. (Special.) Lieu
tenant C. K. Jones la to be dismissed
from the Navy.
Boy tampers with Coroner Snyder's
auto and .loops the loop down an em
bankment. ' ,
N. C. Standlsh. of Chicago, la here
seeking his 18-year-old son, who
eloped with a woman, of 81.
Johnston, of Seattle, first; Turnbull,
of Portland, and Barnes, of Tacoma,
second, in Potlatch golf tournament.
John Mitchell, labor leader, is here.
Port Angeles Mrs. Arthur Lennon
scales Bald Eagle Mountain.
McDonald arranges Potlatch field
meet. , " . "
Romano's Seattle-built aeroplane to
fly at Potlatch. k . .
Heat Affects Philadelphia,
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 8. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Florence Boyd, of West
chester, - despondent from illness,
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ELK OFFICES L
Election First Task of
ONE OFFICE NOT CONTESTED
Mills ' Has No Opposition for
Grand Exalted Ruler.
ROCHESTER ASKS REUNION
Louisville Delegates Undetermined
Whether to Make Contest for Next
Convention rArizona to Try
for One of Honors.
CANDIDATES FOB OFFICES IN
ELKS' GRAND LODGE WHICH
WILL BE FILLED TODAY.
Grand Exalted Ruler Thomas . B.
Mills. Superior. Wis.
Grand Esteemed Leading Knight
George Addlngton, Albany. N. Y.;
Frank King. Providence. R. I.: James
L. King, Topeks, Kan.
Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight
Charles B. Ward, Pasadena, Cal.; W.
H. Welshar, Goldfleld. Nev..
Grand Esteemed Lecturing Knight
E. M. bickerman, Tucson, Arls. :
Lloyd H. Maxwell, Marshalltown, la.
Grand Secretary David McArron,
Port Huron, Mich.; Fred C. Robin
son. Dubuque, la
Grand Treasurer Edward Leach,
New York City.
Grand Tiler Harry Hattersley,
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Grand Inner Guard John Lee
Clark, Albuquerque. N. M.; L. P.
Leveronl. Keene, N.. H.
Grand Trustee John J. Faulkner,
East St. Louis. 111.
Election of officers for the ensuing
Elk year will be the : first order of
business at the annual business sessions
of the grand lodge, which will open
at the Armory at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. Selection t city In which to
hold the next reunion will be the sec
Excepting for the offices of grand
exalted ruler, grand treasurer and
grand trustee, every office will be con
tested. Until two weeks ago It was improb
able that more than two offices would
be sought by more than one man. How
ever, the crop of candidates has grown
rapidly since the grand lodge officers
began to gather In Portland, and as a
result there are two aspirants for each
of the positions of grand esteemed loyal
knight, and grand esteemed lecturing
knight, grand secretary and grand inner
guard. For the office of errand esteemed
leading knight there are three aspir
ants. ... '. ' . .
Rochester seems to be the strongest
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YOUR HOME TOWN
asphyxiated her two children and her
Belf this afternoon.'
The thermometer reached 94 degrees
today and seven deaths from heat are
Robert Nelson, for many years park
guard, committed suicide by shooting
Mrs. Fannie Sachs, 829 Pierce street,
suffering from heat today, committed
Rev. Father' Hirschmeyer, assistant
rector of St. Bonaventure's Chures), died
The Baengerfest committee faces a
E. Henley Parker, artist and choir
master, secured a divorce today.
, J. Emory Byram died yesterday.
Cleveland won both games of a double-header
from the Athletics.
St. Pan! Plans Reception.
ST. PAUL, . July 8. (Special.) Ex
alted Ruler Frank L. Moore has called
attention -of members of No. 69 to the
fact that a reception is to be tendered
the newly elected officers of the grand
lodge upon their return to St. PauL
He is now awaiting to hear from them
as to what date they will be here.
The State Fire Marshal is inves
tigating several recent - tires which
have resulted In deaths of many horses
owned by the Golden Rule. McQuald
and the F. G. Leslie Paper Company.
It Is believed some crank started these
fires in a desire to see horses in
cinerated. Pretty hot In St. Paul. Some ther
mometers registered above 90 in the
past three days. '
Clinton Root. 617 Fuller avenue; J.
A. Waters, 162 Aurora avenue, and Ar
thur' Dolan,, 745 Carroll avenue," were
drowned while swimming.
The Wilder Charities Public Baths
will be located on Eagle street, next
to the Forepaugh block. v The property
was purchased today.
Mrs. Timothy Foley, .Summit avenue,
waa one of the several victims who
lost costly gowns in the robbery of
an exclusive dressmaking establish
ment at Minneapolis Sunday. Gowns
valued at 85000 were stolen. ' i
Rice Park, in front of No. 69's club
house, is made the new stand for pub
lic automobiles and taxis, according to
I DC tLKo biur ikain
UnL FOR 1 1 P. M. TOAST
WICHITA DELEGATION REMEM
BERS ABSENT ONES.
Under Starry Canopy on Ia Grande
Prairie, Kansas Lodge Eulogize
" Living : and Dead.
Wichita Elks stopped their special
train near La Grande Sunday night to
drink the 11 o'clock toast.
This was done at the suggestion of
W. M. Dedrlck, secretary of the Wichita
lodge, and H. J. House, one of the
members, assisted by A. T. Ashby, of
The Kansans were In their private
cars. Just warming up for a good time,
when the mystic hour of 11 approached.
"Dick" Buckley, assistant superin
tendent of the O.-W. R. & N., was ac
companying the party, when Ed Tes
senden, mayor of Emporia, called at
tention' to the necessity of observing
the Elk custom of toasting their "Ab
"Can we stop the train?" Dedrlck
asked the railroad man.
"The Elks can do anything they want
with this train." Buckley replied. So
the engineer was ordered to stop. The
passengers left the cars and there on
the prairie, under a starry canopy, they
stood in silence while one of their
number" eulogized the absent ones
both living and dead.
PRESIDENT'S SON IN CITY
Colonel Harrison Is Astonished at
. Growth of Portland.
Colonel Harrison, son of a President,
newspaper and magasine publisher, vet
eran of the Spanish-American war,
with service on San Juan Hill, one of
the leaders of Elkdom and at present
a member of the Indianapolis bar, ar
rived yesterday at the head of the In
diana Elks, who are making their
headquarters at the Imperial Hotel,
' "Portland today is not the city I
visited in 1S90, when my father made
a trip to the Pacific Coast. I am as
tounded at its splendid growth. It Is
really a metropolitan city and in keep
ing with those larger more firmly es
tablished In the financial and business
centers of the country.
"I have attended a number of grand
lodge reunions, but never have sean
such preparation for entertainment and
comfort. The hospitality of Portland
Elks seems to have no bounds. I feel
like becoming a reception committee
of one and greeting new comers as I
"Our party came West In a special
train and every mile of the trip was
Colonel Harrison has been chosen
to command the second division of the
grand parade on Thursday. He bears
a strong resemblance. - to- his father,
Benjamin Harrison. There Is one strik
ing difference. The fahtre was ac
cepted as an austere and retiring man,
the son Is the direct opposite.
OLD TUNNEL UNEARTHED
Peculiar Discovery Made by Men
BROWNSVILLE, Or.. July 8. (Spe
cial.) While Bednar Bros., who- reside
about two miles south of Brownsville,
were digging for a spring on their
farm a few days ago they made a pe
culiar discovery. After digging 12 feet
they suddenly broke Into an old tunnel,
which is four feet wide and 12 feet
high and has the appearance of having
been made a great many years ago.
orders issued today by Assistant Po
lice Chief Flanlgan.
The "Jolly Elk," printed on the Elks'
special. Is attracting considerable at
tention among the members of the
stay-at-homes of No. 69.
News From Denver.
TvrcWTCR. July 8. (Special.) The
case of W. G. Evans against Tammun
& Bonfils has been set for July lo.
Tu!rj Rhattuck has appointed three
alienists to examine the accused mur
derer of Oscar Cook.
District Attorney Elliot, at the In-
tinm of the Anti-Saloon League, ar
rested the proprietors of the Hof
Brau, Lemps and Rectors lor viola
tions of the Sunday closing law.
Mayor Arnold has contracted with
Frederick Law Olmstead, of Boston, to
lay out the civic center.
A l T.rh. noted Denver minstrel.
formerly with Elltch Schilling and
Goodyear, died Sunday.
George E. Trunk, druggist, ciea cai-
Ambrose E. Brandt, a citizen of Den
ver for 20 years, died In City Park
last night as the band was playing
"Auld Lang Syne."
E. H. Van Antwerp, of Denver Lodge
of Elks, was badly injured in an auto
John F. Healy haa succeeded Terry
Owens as fire chief.
Mrs. Dewey Bailey has arranged for
the body of Sara Flatt Decker to lie In
state at the Capitol building. .
'San Diego Day's-Doings.
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. July 8. (Special.)
The City Council today rejected a
$15,000 bond filed by G. W. Pursell to
insure completion of his railway in the
city limits, declaring it was not legally
binding. He was given time to file a
Mrs. Daisy Ballert, who was in jail
lx davs without complaint or warrant
of arrest, was released today. Her
family Is said to have made good the
amount she was accused of embezzling
from the Standard Wine Company.
The Ministerial Association today de
cided on an anti-vice crusade, particu
larly against the "white slave" traffic
Fred Savage, nephew of A. W. Sav
age, today . pleaded guilty to assault
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& ELKS' QUART
Reception Is Held For
CROWD THRONGS BIG ROOMS
Elevators Overtaxed, Visitors
Laugh at Extra Exertion.
HOME FOR WIDOWS URGED
Mrs. Applegate Would Found Insti
tution Mrs. Decker Expects to
Be Chief Hostess at Next
Reunion In Rochester.
Portland women yesterday played
host to wives, mothers, daughters and
sweethearts of visiting Elks, dispens
ing characteristic Rose City hospitality
at the lodge rooms. The Portland
women's reception committee was busy
all day and more than 7500 women
visitors were entertained.
The women's work started at 10'
o'clock, when Gus C. Moser, chairman,
named committees to wait upon visit
ing women at different hotels and di
rect them to the" club rooms.
At 11 o'clock the big reception rooms
were turned over to women and from
that time until the reoeptioh closed,
the quarters were crowded. All kinds
of delicacies were served.
Orchestras Furnish Music.
The formal reception started at t
o'clock and continued until 6. During
that time the large room was filled
and refilled Innumerable times. Par
son's Orchestra, the Hawaiian Orches
tra, the Spokane and Portland Elks'
quartets were present to assist In
the general entertainment.
The decorations were ribbons and
drapery of Elks' colors and branches
of Oregon fir. Palms and flowers were
placed high up, the space being deemed
too valuable for many decorations.
On exhibition at one end of the roomi
was' a hammered copper placque em- 1
blematlu of the order, presented to the
Portland lodge by. their brothers ot
Silver Bow lodge, , Butte. Mont. The
placque was three by five feet. It
contained an elk's head In the center,
on one side was a clock and on the
other was a star; the background was
Elevators Are Overtaxed.
The elevator service was overtaxed '
and it was necessary for many of the
visitors to climb stairs to reach the re
ception rooms. They took the extra
A favorite amusement with the wo
men was the collection of badges ot
various lodges as souvenirs.
Numerous social functions have been
arranged and in addition to private
plans the visiting women will be taken
In automobiles for trips about the city
this morning. The machines will leave
downtown hotels and the Portland
lodge. More than 600 automobiles will
Yesterday morning hundreds of Elk
women were taken for rides In auto
mobiles, and In the afternoon 15 trolley-cars
were used to take, the visitors
for a two-hour ride over tho city.
At the Hotel Multnomah are the
wives of many of the officers of the
Home .for W ' Planned.
One of the most prominent women at
the convention Is Mrs. R. J. Decker,
wife of Dr. R. J. Decker, who for 18
years has been exalted ruler ot the
Rochester Lodge. Mrs. Decker is a
well-known figure at Elk conventions
and expects to be the principal hostess
a next year's Grand Lodge. Mrs.
Decker has been here nearly a week
and is delighted with Portland.
Another prominent Elk woman is
Mrs. C. L. Applegate, wife of Colonel
Applegate, grand trustee of the Grand
Lodge. Mrs. Applegate is the leading
agitator of the proposed plan of found
ing a home for the widows and orphans
of Elku. She expects to call a meet
ing while In Portland of the wives of
past exalted rulers and to lay before
them -the plans for the National home
for widows and orphans.
At the Imperial Hotel, the Elk dele
gation from New York Is located, 75
make up the party with the usual
per cent of wives and daughters. Oth
er delegations at the Imperial whose
women are prominent are from Eugene,
Salem, Medford, Everett, Wash., Dallaj.
Centralia, Pendleton, Newbtirg and
Ball to Be Held Friday.
The grand ball ' to the Elks aud
their ladies Friday night will be one
of the finest affairs of the week. J.
C. Friendly, chairman, and the members
of the ball committee, Guy Haines, T.
B. McDevitt, J. G. Beck, W. B. Colu, E.
W. Moore, R. E. Morrell, are working
night and day to make It a success.
The Elks lodge room and clubrooms
will be used as reception rooms during
the evening. An entrance has been cue.
through from the clubrooms to Merrill's
hall which will be used for dancing.
Four orchestras have been engaged and
one will be stationed in the lodgo room,
one in the receptjou room, and (t o In
the ballroom. The music in the ball
room will bo continuous.
As Boon as one dance is over the
couples on the floor will retire to the
reception room and the couples wait
ing will take their places. The or
chestras will alternate In playing se
lections. Refreshments will be served
and the decorations will be elaborate.
The admittance will be granted to thosw
wearing official badges which entitle
them admission to all other Elks' entertainments.
(Concluded on Fag &.
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