Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 10, 1912, Image 1

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Grand Lodge Election
Warm But Friendly.
Robinson Wins Secretaryship
Ninth Successive Time.
"Pat" Shields at Home With IH
Mother Wins Re-election by Ac
clamation Surprise Sprung.
1914 Reunion in Demand.
Orand exalted ruler Thomas B.
Mill. Superior. W1.
Grand esteemed lead In it knJ-ht
James 1 Kins. Topeka. Kan.
Grand esteemed loyal knight
Charlej P. Ward. Pasadena, Cal.
Grand esteemed lecturing knight
Lloyd NB. Harwell. Marshalltown.
Grand secretary Fred C. Robinson.
Zmbuque, Iowa.
Grand treasurer Edward Leach.
New Tork-
Grand trustee John J. Faulkner.
East St. Louis. 111.
Grand Inner guard John Lee Clark.
Albuquerque. N. M.
Grand tyler Patrick H. Shields.
Clarksburg. W. VI
Rochester. N- T.. elected by ac
clamation for 1913 convention.
Five of he nine positions filled by
the Elks grand lodge yesterday were
contested. The votes In three of them
were close, but Fred C. Robinson, of
Dubuque. Iowa, was elected grand sec
retary for the ninth consecutive time,
by a vote of 736 to JOO, over David
McAaron. of Port Huron, Mich.
John J. Faulkner, of East-SU Louis,
IIU was chosen grand trustee over
Jerome J. Day, of Moscow, Idaho, by
a vote of 880 to 66. John Leo Clarke,
of Albuquerque, N. M., defeated L. B.
Leveroni, incumbent, for office of in
ner guard by vote of (22 to 226.
The closest race was for the office
of grand esteemed lecturing knight, in
which Lloyd R. Maxweu aeisneu xu. ju.
Dlckerman. of Tucson, Aria, the vote
being 489 to 412.
The vote foar grand esteemed lead
ing knight also was close. Jamea I
King won from George L. Aldington,
of New Tork, by vote of SOS to 421.
Grand Tyler's Mother I1L
Patrick H. Shields, of Clarkesburg.
W. Vs., was re-elected grand tyler by
acclamation. Shields was not able to
be present on account of the illness of
his mother and his devotion in remain
ing with her caused Harry Hattersley.
of Ft. Wayne, Ind., who had announced
his candidacy, to withdraw.
Thomas B. Mills, of Superior, Wis,
was the unanimous choice of the con
vention for the office of grand ex
alted ruler, the highest gift of Elk
dom. The entire Klk world demanded
a recognition of his long and faithful
services as grand trustee and his elec
tion was a foredrawn conclusion. Mills
Is undoubterdly one of the most popu
lar men In the entire order.
Charles H. Ward, of Pasadena, Cal.
was chosen grand esteemed loyal
knight by acclamation. W. H. Welsher,
of Goldfleld. Nov, withdrawing 'at the
last moment.
Edward Leach, who already " has
served five terms as grand treasurer,
had no opposition for re-election.
Election Outcome Predicted.
The election resulted exactly as the
politicians of the order predicted, ex
cept in one instance, the winning of
Maxwell over Dlckerman for grand es
teemed lecturing knight. Geography
had a lot to do with that. Dlckerman
ia from Arixona. New Mexico, the
neighbor of Arizona, also had a candi
date in the person of John Lee Clarke
for grand inner guard. It was con
ceded from the start that both South
western men could not win. Clarke
developed a strong following from the
start and his friends gave their sup
port to Maxwell and exchanged for
votes from Maxwell's friends.
Dlckerman was the candidate of the
so-called "organization" of the grand
lodge and until a week ago he was
considered an easy winner. The pecu
liar geographical situation. It Is
thought, had much to do with his as
well as Leveroni's defeat.
Contests Warm but Friendly.
All contests were conducted In a
friendly manner and after the results
were announced yesterday afternoon.
Ihe unsuccessful candidates Joined with
the other Elks In extending congratula
tions to the winners.
The election was made the first order
of business. C. R. Frldley, of Superior,
Wis, nominated Mills. King's name
was presented by John G. Futrall. of
Fayettevllle, Ark.: Charles H. Ward's
by Judge Henry A. Melvln, of Oakland,
past grand exalted ruler, and that of
Maxwell by Harry L. Wilson, of Bill
ings. Mont.
Wilson brought the convention to an
uproar of applause when he said, "A
man making a nominating speech either
be short or be shot." Ha grew eloquent
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Federal Official Requested to Find
Oregon Husband for Southern
Girl Haste . Is Pleaded.
rvoTTrsnv CITY. Or.. July 9. (Spe
clal.) Postmaster Randall. Dan Cupid's
aide in Oregon City. Is in a lair way
-a .nnthur ronnle to his long list. 1
Randall receives a letter about once
.-..I rnn a man or woman who wish
to wed asking hlra to assist in finding
the helpmate, and only in one or two
Instances has he failed. The following
letter was received today by the post
"As I read in The Morning Qregonian
where there is a man in Oregon who
t h. married, although the story
does not say where he lives, I am writ
ing to ask you If you Know wnero
ii.... .ta if there is any other man
... who wants to marry. The
Senator's name is George Chamberlain
and maybe he can aid you in nnamg
. . man. If vou can tell me anything
about this I would be glad to hear
from you. Will look for answer soon
"18 Chestnut St, Ashevtlle. N. C."
lc&ta with Sen
.tn. Chamberlain." - said Mr. Randall,
".lthniivh I know he would aid me.
shall do my best to find the girl a hus
band, however.
Trust Buster Is Silent Regarding
Third Party Movement.
CHICAGO. July 9. (Special.) An!vi leader who was with
Colonel Roosevelt during the Repub
llcan National convention has Joined
the ranks of the "noncommlttants. tie
la Frank B. Kellogg, of St. Paul, lor
mer Government "trust buster- ana
National committeeman of Minnesota
until the recent convention.
Mr. Kellogg, whose fidelity to the
Colonel's cause heretofore has never
been questioned, was in Chicago on
private business today.
"I'm not committed either to Tart or
Roosevelt," lie said, when asked how
he stood."
"But you were one of Colonel Roose
velt's chief lieutenants during the
convention." was suggested. .
That may be true, but I haven't said
what course I will take as regards any
third-party movement," was the an
swer. -
Mr. Kellogg refuses to discuss why
he hesitated in climbing into the third
party band wagon. Regarding the
Minnesota situation lift said: "Roose
velt was mighty strong in the state,'
but he declined to make any predic
tion. ,
Albany Crossing Blocked by Engine
of Corvallls & Eastern.
ALBANY. Or, July 9. (Special.)
Placing a 90-ton engine on a switch
at the intersection of Water and Thurs
ton streets, squarely over a proposed
crossing of the Oregon Electric, em
ployes of the Corvallls & Eastern
Railroad at noon today stopped traok-
laylng on the freight line of the Ore
gon Electrlo through this city.
Corvallls & Eastern officials say
that they will not remove the engine
until the Oregon Electric signs an
agreement regarding the proposed
crossing. The tracklayers crew was
placed at other work this afternoon
while local Oregon Electric officials
took the matter up with the legal de
partment of the line in Portland.
The point where the tracklaylng was
topped is within two blocks of the
Oregon Electric freight depot, and is
where the Oregon Electric freight line
through the city crosses a switch
leading from the mam line of the Cor
vallls & Eastern connecting with the
Southern Pacific tracks on Water street.
It is believed the difficulty will be
adjusted .'so that tracklaylng can pro
ceed tomorrow, but the big engine is
still blocking the crossing tonight.
Edward Dickinson Big Contributor
to New $500,000 Lodge Home.
CHICAGO. Julr 9. (Special.) Chi
cago Lodge No. 4 today ' is mourning
the death of Brother Edward Dickin
son, one of Its most beloved brothers.
whose remains were interred today in
Rose Hill Cemetery. The loss or
Brother Dickinson is keenly felt by
No. 4. Mr. Dickinson, millionaire bank
er and Board of Trade man. was the
most enthusiastic member in support
of the new half-mlllion-dollar Elk
home. Not only did he contribute the
largest Individual amount. $25,000, to
the building fund, but be interested
himself in obtaining large subscrip
tions from other brother Elks.
Mr. Dickinson was associated largely
with Harry Fraxee and John Cort, the
popular theatrical magnates.
Alienist Admits He Owes Professor
ship to Family.
WHITE PLAINS. N. T, July 9. Dr.
Adolph Myer. one of Thaw's alienists,
on the stand today In the Thaw insan
ity proceedings, denied that the man
ner in which Thaw killed White was a
"typical paranoiac murder."
Under cross-examination by Mr. Jer
ome. Dr. Myer admitted he owed his
present position in the faculty of Johns
Hopkins University to relatives of
Thaw. '
Dr. John W. Russell, head of Mattea
wan Asylum, said that Thaw could
safely be released, in the care of spe
cial attendants.
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Fair Sex at Reunion
Royally Received.
Punch Bowl Flows and Warm
Welcome Is Extended.
Fam .u.-ibco Dances Are
Indulged in as Artillery Band
Strikes TTp Medford Peaches
Lauded in Song.
' While Elk delegates were busy yes
terday with the sessions of the grand
lodge the women ' visitors were feted
on every side. Thousands of them were
given, automobile trlp8 about the city
and returning' were left at the Elks'
headquarters, where on the fourth
floor luncheon and iced drinks , were
served, while in all the hotels they
were welcome guests at the various
headquarters, -throughout the day.
Portland hospitality extended far be
yond the confines of the city limits,
for early In the day It became appar
ent that the entire Pacific Coast had
constituted Itself host.
From the Southern California dele
gations to those of Northern Washing
ton every visitor, particularly If she
came from the East, was made to feel
that the West was glad to welcome
her. i
San Francisco Ia Magnet.
One of the most sought out centers
of the afternoon was that of San Fran
cisco, whose headquarters are In the
big assembly room on. the mezzanine
floor of the Multnomah Hotel.' At 3
o'clock the Coast Artillery band was
summoned from the lobby, where It
had been attracting the attention of
hundreds by a fine' classical . pro
gramme. aid tV worlr went forth that
some of the dances for which San
Francisco has become more or less fam
ous would be demonstrated for the vis
itors. In five minutes' time, to the
strains of "O, You Great Big Beautiful
Doll," "Everybody's Doing It" and
other songs of the period, & hundred
or more couples had swung out on the
canvassed floor and were lost in the
mazes of the Texas Tommy, the Tur
key Trot, . the Boston and the Bear
dance. At Intervals the music would
cease and led by the band members
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Mm. S. F. Zeave, H. H. Williams and Mrs. Williams, of Honolnln 3, Mrs. H. W. -Brown. Miss M. Melslng and Mrs.
H. L. Hlndaaaa, of Los Angriest In. Camella Koch, of Seattle, and Mlaa Maria Pretsel, of Scappooae 3. Mr. and
Mm, Albert Bropay. of Brooklyn, a Pair of - Nevrlyvreds . Miss Dnpaa and Mm. Humphrey, of San Fran
cisco, and Mrs. stone, of Superior, Wia. 5, Mrs. Fred A. Dibble and Mrs. XV. (i. Bnschko, of Spokane.
9:30 A. M. Massed bands parade'
through Court of Honor. ,r
9:80 to 11:30, A. M. Reception on
battleship Oregon.
10 A M. Grand lodge sessions at
10 A M. Sweet pea show, court
house. -""
I P. M. until 12 midnight Free
salmon tarbecue. band concerts,
vaudeville entertainment and con- .
Unuous amusement at the Oaks.
Special trolley trains and special '
steamers, motorboata and launches
v will take visitors frm the city to
the park, three miles south, on the
Willamette River. - 1
Admission to the park and to every
concession within the park will bo
free to all Elks and their families
wealing the official badge.
A vaudeville bill has been pre
pared especially for the Elks, and .
continuous performances will be g-tv-.
en. Admission will be free through
out the day and night.
A score of bands will be at the park
throughout the day and will dispense
music almost every minute.
1 P. M. -"-Opening of Industrial Ex
position In Public Docks building, St.
Johns. Admission free.
1:30 to 5 P. M. Reception on bat
tleship Oregon. v ,
2 P. M- Auto races. Country Club.
Speed marvels of the world will con
test. 8 P. M. Baseball, Portland vs. San
Francisco, - at . Recreation Park.
Through the courtesy of the mana
gers of the Portland and San Fran
cisco baseball clubs all ladles will be
admitted free. .
5 P. M. Barbecue will be served at
the Oaks. Special and extensive
preparations have been made to ac
commodate and satisfy every guest.
Three tons of salmon. 100 bushels of
clams. 100 dozen crabs and a pro
portionate amount of other choice
edibles are required.
8 P. M. Spectacular performance '
of "The Bridge of the Gods" at Mult
nomah Field.
9 P. M. Grand electrical and pyro
technical display at the Oaks.
- Naval vessels, which can be reached
by launch from the toot of 8tark,
Morrison and Salmon streets, , are
open to all visitors from 1 to 5 P. M.
dally. .
Accident Mars Session of National
Municipal League.
LOS ANGELES, July 9. Marred by a
slight acid en t, the second day's ses
sion of the convention of the National
Municipal League was held here today.
The accident occurred in the parallel
meeting of the women this afternoon
when Mrs. Carolina Bartlett Crane, of
Kalamazoo, Mich, who was scheduled
to speak on "Municipal Housekeeping."
fell from the platform from which she
started to talk..- While) prevented . from
making her speech, she was not seri
ously injured.
William Dudley Foulke was re-elect
ed . president. Miss Jane Addams, of
Chicago; Camlllus G. Kidder, Orange.
N. J.; President Lowell, of Harvard Uni
versity; George McAnenny, New York,
and Charles Richardson, Philadelphia,
were re-elected vice-presidents. New
vice-presidents chosen were Chester H.
Rowe-11. of Fresno, Cal., J. Horace Mc
Farland, o.f Harrisburg, Pa, James H.
Thompson, New Orleans, and Dudley
T. Tibbits, Troy, N. Y.
250,000 WITNESS
Elks' Electrical En
raptures Throngs.
18 Illuminated Floats Cover
Five-Mile Course.
Purplo and White Vehicle Radiates
Brilliant Pomp of Festive Event.
Famous Silverton Ba,nd and
Others Add to Fete.
Pronounced by 250,000 people, the
great majority of whom were visitors,
as the most . imposing and elaborate
electrical pageant they -had ever wit
nessed, the Elks' electrical parade last
night moved over its five-mile course
accompanied by the unstinted applause
of an enraptured multitude.
The streets covered In the parade
were congesed for their entire length
with a solid mass of bustling, good
natured humanity that entered fully
Into the festival spirit of the occa
It was an occasion on which Port
land people in their r.ole of hosts made
way for their guests who, being un
able- to secure seats in any of the spa
cious grandstands, were permitted to
occupy all of the desirable vantage
points from which to enjoy the mag
nificence of the pageant which was de
signed exclusively for their entertain
ment r
Eighteen Floats In Line.
Included in the parade, which was
headed by Police Captain . Moore and
a squad of mounted patrolmen, were 18
gorgeously decorated' floats and nine
bands, automobiles carrying the grand
lodge officers and the commissioners
of Portland Lodge No. 143. The parade
moved shortly before 9 o'clock and
completed its second" circuit of Fifth
from Washington to Morrison streets
an hour and a half later.
The grand lodge officers and promi
nent members of the order who rode
In automobiles preceded by ' the
mounted squad of patrolmen included:
John P. Sullivan, grand exalted ruler;
John K. Tener, past grand exalted
ruler; Thomas B. Mlllsji chairman
board grand trustees and grand exalted
ruler-elect; Fred C. Robinson, grand
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Dispute Arises Over Smelting Coin'
pany's Repudiation of Check
' Given to Pay Duty.
JUAREZ, July 9. Twenty-five Amerl
cans. Including American Consul Ed
wards, were held In the office of th
Mexican Northwestern Railway here
for nearly two hours tonight while an
armed guard of rebels prevented the
from leaving the building.
' Rebel officials had become angered at
the officers of the Mexican North
western over a $5000 check payable to
the rebels as export duty on a con
slgnment of gold ore by the American
Smelting & Refining Company In Chi
huahua. The shipment had arrived In
El Paso, but when the rebels at
tempted to cash the $5000 check, the
banks in El Paso refused payment.
After the check was given,' the Fed
erals had entered Chihuahua City and
It is believed that the American Smelt
Ing & Refining Company stopped pay
ment on It. knowing that the rebels.
because of their retreat, would be un
able'to trouble them further.
Consul Edwards went to the North
western offices to confer with H.
Ferris, general manager of the road
Thomas Ryan, traffic manager, and C.
T. Carson, general auditor. The off!
clals were in conference' at 6 o'clock
when they suddenly found the doors of
the building surrounded by armed men
CoVsul Edwards telephoned for Colo
nel Pascula Orozco, Sr., head of the
garrison,' who arrived In a few minutes
and ordered the guards to release all
minor employes. The officers of th
road were held. After a brief con
ference the American Consul left.
but the railroad officials were closeted
with Orozco until 7 o'clock, when they
were released and crossed to me
American side. It was said, they had
agreed to make the check good.
Bedel's Plane Crashes Into Wires
. He Falls to His Death.
9J Rene Bedel, one of the most expert
enced of air men. and holder of the
Pommery cup cross country iiigiit.
whlr-h hn won from Jules Vearienes,
met death today before the eyes of
several thousands of French troops
who were assembled on the reviewing
srround at Mourmelon-le-Grand-Nar,
Bedel. WHO naa come ii. juo iiiunu-
plane from Vlllacoublay,- near Paris, to
partlclpato 1. tne maneuvers, arriveu
above the camp after a fine flight. He
was about to descend when ms mono
nlane struck the telegrapn wires,
which prevailing haze had evidently
nrevented him rrom seeing. Jtiia ma
chine capsized and Bedel Was thrown
to the ground. The motor oi nis aero
plane fell on his body and he was
crushed. .
Work of Killing Rats Progresses on
Eastern Seaboard. -
WASHINGTON, July 9. No new
cases of bubonic plague were reported
today from Cuba or Porto Rico to the
Public Health and Marine Hospital
Three steerage passengers who had
come from the plague zone in Havana
wero taken off ' the steamer Chalmette
today at the New Orleans quarantine
station. They will be detained until
there is absolute assurance that they
are not infected.
Surgeon Stoner, chief medical officer
at Ellis Island, telegraphed here tha
the work of destroying rats along the
New York waterfront was well under
way. Similar word came from Galves
ton, Tex., and other ports.
Building and Loan Associations Have
Assets Over $1,000,000,000
, '-as
PtulWine and loan associations have
niRpd the tl. 000.000,000 mark In tota
assets, according: to a report of H. F.
Cellarius, secretary of the United States
League of Local Building & Loan As
sociations, made to the convention of
that organization at Its opening ses
sion today. Their growth for the year
was in excess of 598.000.000. estaDiisn
lng a record. The Increase was gen
era!, not a state reporting a loss.
The total number of associations now
is 6099. an Increase of 230 lor last year.
The membership went up from 2.169.893
in 1910 to 2,832.829 In lsil. xne aver
age amount due each member for 1911
is 1441.81, a gain of $12.36 for the year.
Denver Women Would Pay Tribute
to Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker.
DENVER. July 9. Denver women
have launched Informally a plan to
erect a memorial to the late Mrs. Sarah
Piatt Decker, who died . in San Fran
cisco Sunday night. ' ,
The proposal has the support of worn
ens organizations in coioraao. me
form of the memorial Is to be decided
later. .
House Plan to Abolish Land Office
Receivers May Be Blocked.
ington, July 9. The Senate appropriations-
committee today adopted the
amendment to the sundry civil bill ap
propriating 1280.000 for salaries of re
ceivers of local land offices.
This, if finally adopted, will block
the. House scheme of abolishing the
office of receiver. v
Car Leaves Track at
. Mile a Minute Clip.
Chris Dundee Hurled 25 Feet
from "Whistling Billy."
Throng of 6000 at Country Club See
Daring Racer Thrown Through
Space to Rocky Berth, Slur
ring First Day of Meet.
A small stone, tossed with criminal
carelessness upon the ' Country Club
track, or dislodged from an abutting
hillock by the foot of a spectator, re
sulted In the marring of the Portland
Automobile Club's race meet yesterday
afternoon with an accident which may
bring death to Chris Dundee, a Portland
automobile driver.
Rounding the east turn of the mile
dirt track at the daring clip of nearly
a mile a minute, determined to take
second place in the first lap of the five
mile free-for-all race, Dundee's nerve
and the power of his racing car,
"Whistling Billy," fell victim to the
stone, the car careened sharply, failed
to right Itself, and then crashed
through the board fence, casting its
driver 25 feet into the air and upon a
mass of grass-hidden rock at the foot
of a 40-foot grade.
Body Badly Mangled.
A fracture of the skull over the right
eye, a badly Injured left leg. broken
nose, broken middle finger on left
hand and contusions of the face, with
an automobile shattered beyond repair.
were the results of the hazardous ef
fort of the Portland man successfully
to pit his skill against that of the
best racing drivers In the world.
Dr. S. C. Slocuroy who, with Dr. Wil
liam KUlingworth, was the first physi
cian at the side of the injured man,
reported last night that his patient has
an even chance tor lire. ine skuii
wound was operated upon last night.
and unless complications set In Dundee
will recover.
The accident came as the climax to
a splendid afternoon ot racing wit
nessed by a holiday crowd of over 6000
people. When six cars lined up across
the narrow track for the start of the
free-for-all. and "Whistling Billy," the
White Steamer piloted by Dundee- as
signed to the outside position, the
throng waxed enthusiastic over the
prospects of a thrilling contest in tho
banner event of the afternoon.
Cheers Change to Horror.
Falling to equal the marks of tha
other contestants In the previous
events, Dundee waited for the pistol
with a determination to pilot his car
in the van of the speed kings. Hugging
the outer rail with no efTort to cut In
for a better position, "Whistling Billy"
was In third place at the half-mile post.
A shout of encouragement went up
when the white ghost crept up on tne
Cinco, and this cnangea to one oi
amazement when Dundee s car was seen
to forge ahead of the moat sensaiional
racer of the day.
But the shout of Joyful encourage
ment gave way to one of terrified fore
boding when the car was seen to leave
the track, and sections of rail hurtling
nto the air 60 feet In its wake.
At the point where the car left tho
track, the course is embanked 40 feet
above a ravine. The machine hurtled
from tlio track, turned over several
times, and alighted upside down at the
Driver Koond Unconscious.
When the nearest spectators reached
the spot they looked In vain for the
hodv of the driver In the wreckage.
discovering Dundee unconscious where
he had been tossed to the ground a few
feet from his car.
A crowd of more than 1000 spectators
quickly gathered around the body, it re
quiring the efforts of halt a aozen
police, assisted by a squad of 20 civil
ians, to keep them away from the body.
Drs. Slocum and Kll'ingsworth were
quickly on the scene, and found Dundee
covered with blood from numerous
cuts. As ho regained consciousness lie
cried for someone to "clean the- dirt out
of my eyes."
The automobile of A. J. Roy was
placed at the disposal of the surgeons
and willing hands assisted In pulling
the machine up the steep grade, from
where It carrier Dundee several blocks.
Dr. Slocum made an examination of his
patient and pronounced the Injuries is
superficial, and within 30 minutes an
ambulance was at hand to hurry him
to the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Trip First In "Billy."
Chris Dundee has been in several
race meets, but had his first race trip
Whistling Billy" yesterday. He In
sisted on driving the car a.. . Fred
Dundee, his brother, who usually pilots
tho car, consented.
The Injured man 13 24 years old and 1
employed at the Dundee Auto Shop, 575 '
Jefferson street. ,
Car Has Bad Record.
The most pitiful sight at the scene
of the accident was the hysterical ef- ;
forts of - -ss Henrietta Dundee, a sister :
f the driver, to reach tha side of her
brother. It took several spectators to
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