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VOL. LII- NO. 16,109.
ELKS' TEETH DIG
Big Barbecue Attended
6000 POUNDS SALMON EATEN
Great Onslaught Lasts 45
Minutes at the Oaks.
BREAD, 6500 LOAVES GO
Gigantic Steam Oven and Army of
Cooks and Waiters Stage Real
istic Mess Hour at River
WHAT THE ELKS ATE YESTER
DAY AT THE OAKS IX UE89
. THAN 45 MINUTES.
Onions. ...... ..
. .. 2 tons
,. 300 cases.
3er - ----
Their appetites sharpened by four
hours of hilarious celebrating. 10,000
Elks from all over the United States
swooped down upon a barbecue of
Chinook salmon at the Oaks Amuse
ment Park yesterday afternoon and in
less than 45 minutes cleaned up what
had appeared to be enough feats'" to
feed half the United States.
Three tons of salmon, which when
placed side by side on planks on the
ground formed a line nearly a city
block in length, disappeared like so
many morsels of bread, as did also ton
after ton of other kinds of food. If
the force, of waiters had dumped the
whole array of good things to eat Into
one huge, gaping mouth tbey could not
have done it much quicker than tbey
fed It out to the hungry Elks.
Tanks af Food Consamod.
Huge tanks of clams were scooped
up by bucketfuls and handed out as
fast as the waiters could dish them
with large spoons. Great. kettles of
coffee were emptied almost as quickly
as though the taps bad been opened
and the liquid allowed to flow out on
the ground. Salmon weighing as high
as SO pounds disappeared almost at
though they had been gulped up by a
hungry monster. Never before has
Portland witnessed such a feeding.
A half hour before the cooks finished
preparing the big spread the crowds
began to assemble around the tables
circling the cooking headquarters,
where a dozen steaming kettles filled
the air with the perfume or coffee,
roasting fish and baking clams. Cooks
and waitresses rushed wildly about the
enclosure hurrying the arrangements
in accordance with the shouts of the
thousands of visitor who surged about
the tables and announced their dire
hunger in no uncertain terms.
Hup; Horde Falls To.
When everything was In readiness
H. Gardner, one of the superintendents
of the affair, waved his hand and the
barbecue began with a wild rush. A
score of waiters rushed about with
armfuls of paper plates and threw them
to the scrambling crowds. In their
wake were two score waitresses,
each- armed with a Chinook salmon
coated with mayonnaise dressing. These
were placed on the tables at intervals
of a few feet and everybody proceed
ed to help themselves. It was a case
of the survival of the fittest.
The salmon ' certainly was not
numbered among the fittest, as it
gave way to the onslaught at
a rate not expected by those in
charge. Following the waitresses with
the salmon were others with the bread,
potato salad, coffee and relishes and
each of the anxious bearers of a piece
of the salmon was given a heaping
plate of other good things, along with
the necessary "tools" for eating. As
the scrambling feeders were supplied
they retired to the surrounding lawns
and benches and enjoyed their handout
to the full extent.
Barbecue Laata 45 Mlamtea.
In less than 45 minutes after the
onslaught began there was not a morsel
of eatables left, j Unfortunately there
were several thousand Elks still
standing around with their mouths
watering. More food was rushed to
the scene and was cleaned up at an
The beer and soft drinks held out for
the entire afternoon and the greater
part of the evening and the dispensing
parlors on the lawns were well patro
nised. It became apparent early in
the game that there would be a beer
shortage and to avert this special auto
trucks loaded down with more were
rushed to the resort.
Credit for the success of the bar
becue was due to the efforts of H.
Gardner and Tom I. Richards who had
official charge They began arrange
ments the first of the week and with
the help of a general committee got
all the required supplies on hand early
yesterday morning. At that time J. U.
McDonald, of Portland, hurried a large
(Concluded on Pas 13-
IS AID TO LOVERS
SWAIXS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
CHAPEROXES IX DARK.
Early to Bed Proves Rule and Ma
jority Forgrttlng to Turn Off
Lamps Startled at Night.
BAKER. Or.. July 10. (Special)
This is "cooing night" in Baker and
In Haines, 10 miles north of here.
Without warning a high-tension
wire of the Esstern Oregon Light &
Power Company supplying light to
these two cities, with a combined pop
ulation of nearly 8000. broke and. left
them and many farmers without light
or power. Tho break came Just at
Raids were made on stores for can
dles and lamps and tho supply waa
quickly exhausted. As-soon as they
discovered the opportunity. . young
swains hastened to the homes of their
best girls and sat in cosy corners, sub
limely happy that no excuse was nec
essary, while parents relaxed their
chaperonago and went to sleep, be
cause they could do nothing to keep
awake. Lovers could not and did not
have to go to the picture shows to
hold hands, for the "movies" had ous
peuded business. Hotels and restau
rant used lamps and candles, but had
difficulty in caring for customers, while
the postoffice was handicapped in get
ting tho mall up in Ume to catch trains.
All street lights were out and the po
lice had to work under difficulties to
rflUpiD J - , , !
the streets were deserted by 10 o clock.
.. .. .ff.ln at 10:25 I
p.onle generally reureo. . u
vu F -
nvm-v and the city was
h-iht .. rfavliarht. for nearly ;
one had forgotten to turn off the mgnta
before retiring. A scramble to ex
tinguish them followed.
PERMANENT CAMP SOUGHT
Location for Y. M. C. A. Summer
Home Wanted Near Good Fishing.
EUGENE. Or.. July 10. (Special.)
i .t nf .a narmanent Y. M.
C. A. Summer camp at some point on
the McKenzie Kiver is m - -
hope of state leaders, according to H.
A. Dalzell, state boys' secretary, who
Is Just back from a ten days' camping
trip to the Lelberg ranch at Leaburg,
20 miles east of Eugene.
The plan In view Is to secure some
suitable camping site, accessible to
the railroads, by not too long a walk,
and near good fishing and camping
ground. This secured, arrangements
would be made for opening the camp
7 . . a with conferences of
eaiiy in luo - . . .
the leaders in the T. M. C. A.S of the
state. hes" ,w"n!U""t; oi transfers, it was argued
groups t oy5l1t"r.vifmov. fronone town to
. . . , i ...h srroun to stay a
tne p ;v.
week' or ten days.
boys had enjoyed tn csmpr. v-r..
r J ... i. iM ta turned over
talned so that tney """
groups or singly and stay over Sunday
BILL! HERE'S THE NEWS FROM
Homes Destroyed Near Baltimore.
- -..rt7- MA JulV 10. (Sp-
ciaU Nine houses at Mortimer Heights,
' - . . . T.AHS
Arlington, burnea ui
MMayor Harry Preston. t.?0u J
the convention, leaves for Atlantic City.
Mlma Arthdr. of North Calhoun
street, was drowned near Annapolis
Gas rate fight grows Intense. Ritchie
charges much watered stock; another
shake-up at the City Hall is rumored.
City Engineer McKay is slated for con
Finley & Hendrickson. of Cumber
land. MdL is being boomed as prohibi
tion candidate at Atlantic City conven
D. A. R. lighting for National Park
at Fort McHenry.
Naval reserves returned from 10 days'
George R. Gaither comes out for third
party, lauding Roosevelt.
Heat Kills ex-Senator Bfackey.
mnriPiT N Y July 10. (Special.)
Former State Senator William' F.
Mackay died in New YorK tooay
the result of beat prostration.
Ex-Supervisor Henry C Leln. Indicted
for graft In the West Seneca sewer
case, will be arraigned Monday, the
Appellate division today denying his
Sheriff Fred Becker s again i
office after an illness of six weeks.
Report of appraisers shows estate of
former Mayor J. N. Adams amounts
to (80M40. -
Surrogate Louis B. Hart announces
Ll. 11. fnr T--lM loll.
Supervisors appropriate 1100,000 for
highway improvements onu
son and East El ma, .
Rochester Happy Over News. :
ROCHESTER, N. Y.. July 10. (Spe
cial.) Satisfaction Is written all over
the immense Elk Club and radiates
from every member of the organisa
tion in Rochester, over the announce
ment that the Elks' convention of 1913
will be held in this city. The wire
had hardly grown cold from the mes
sage before plans were In process of
formation to make the Rochester affair
a record-breaker. Interest In the con
vention of 191S has spread to tha lake
and bay resorts, and the managements
will make additions and improvements
that will add greater amusements and
suitable accommodations to the many
visitors expected. "Entertain the Elks"
la the slogan for Rochester this year.
Gates Lets Mansion Contract.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn, July 10. (Spe-
clal.) Contracts have been let by
Charles O. Gates for the erection of
his splendid 1100.000 mansion on Lake
of the Isles boulevard. V ork Is to
atart within 30 days.
Charles A. Miller, proprietor of a
grocery store at 211t Fourth avenue
south, has filed suit for J10.M0 against
LOSE HARD FIGHT
VIGOROUS PROTEST IS HEARD
Initiation Fee Puzzle Settled.
Law Is Unchanged. ,
HORSEPLAY IS PROHIBITED
Convention, In Strenuous - Session,
Decides on Various . Questions.
Vpermost In Minds of Elks
for Over Year Past.
Elks who are members of' -lodges
having a low Initiation fee still will
be required to pay the differential -if
they affiliate with another loage nv
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lodges the Judiciary committee, which
considers all pr osed changes in the
constitution. Investigated the propord
change in tht law allowing any Elk
to transfer to another without paying
the differential in the event that the
lodge to. which he transfers has a
higher rate of Initiation than the one
with which he originally was affiliated.
The committer reported unfavorably
on this proposal, asking the grand
lodge to allow the statute to remain r t
the books in Its present form. This,
however, met with a vigorous protest
on the part of numerous smaller
lodges in the West and Middle West,
whose representatives- declared that
the present system prevents them
from obtaining . many members for
Argaimemt Is Set U
If a man Is required to p"ay a trans
fer fee equal in some cases to the
amount of-his original initiation . fee,
ho will hesltato a long tlmo before ho
nm ina town to another fre
quently retain , their membership In
their home lodge only oecause oi mis
condition, it was ' pointed out. unless
he loses Interest in the order and falls
to attend meetings.' Were they-readily
(Concluded on Page 2.)
Patrolman James Harding for alleged
H. W. Baker, manager of Butler Bros.,
pursued with his automobile two men
urn i' fjjorFJ.tfS
rr ' ' ' .
EVE Ft CrCT BACH VHCIK.
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- CHCftKY-fCKfS MAKES
OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY II, 1912,
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ELKS' CONVENTION PROGRAMME
10 A. M. The annual grand lodge
parade will start promptly with mil
itary precision, tormina; on Twelfth
' street sooth ot Salmon, and movins
over the following- route:
Formation at Twelfth, south of
Salmon. - ' ' , " ' "
t East on Salmon to Eleventh.
North on Eleventh to Morrison.
' East -on Morrison to Tenth.
: North on Tenth to Alder.
' East on Alder to Sixth.
' South' on Sixth to Morrison. :
East on Morrison to Fourth. -South
on Fourth to Madison. '
East on Madison to. Grand, avenue.
North on Grand avenue to Burn-"sWe.-
West on Burnslde to Third. ,
. Sonth on Third to Ptge. .. t .
"West on Pine to Fifth. '
; . South' on Fifth to Oak. '.
West on Oak to Seventh. .
South on Seventh to Washington.
East on Washlnston to Sixth.
South' on Sixth to Morrison.
East on Morrison to Fifth,
South on Fifth to .Yamhill.
Wect on "Yamhill to Seventh. "
South on Seventh and disband from
Taylor- soutn. ' -,
10 A.. H. ExM pea show. Court-
housa, - '
. -2:30 P. M. Grand lodge sessions at
- ' 3 P.' M. Competitive drill" contest
on .Multnomah Field,, free to public
.8 P. M. Reception to - local and
visiting newspaper: men,. grand lodge
officials and commissioners at Wain
bard's brewery. .
4 p. M. Baseball, Portland vs. San
. Francisco, Recreation Park. Through
the courtesy of the manager of the .
Portland' and San Francisco baseball
clubs, all Icdles will be admitted free.
- . 4:30 P. Free entertainment at
Council Crest, a modern amusement
park within, but 1200 feet above, the
city. Special car service will be pro
vided. . Five mountains are visible
from 'this elevation and visitors are
" urged to ascend the crest before twi
light so. that they may enjoy this
" glorious sight with the setting of ths
sun. Every concession will be open
. for. free enjoyment of Elks and'thelr
families. - Fireworks display will bs
'given at night. '
- 8 P. M. Final band contest at
Multnomah Field, open to public
. This will bs one of the features ot the,
week. Brilliant Illuminations will
light .the fleld. The contesting bands
will be selected from the participants
In the first preliminary and therefor
will includa only tho best musical or
ganizations at tho reunion. Tho Held'
: will accommodate 20,000 persona Ad
mission will be free. :
- g P. M. Basketball at Multnomah
Club Blllmgs "Triple B" Elks vs.
Multnomah Atheletlc Club.
Naval vessels, which can be reached
by launch from the foot of Stark,
Morrison and Salmon streets, are open
. to all visitors from 1 to 5 P. M. dally.
Oregon. Twlrler Ixok Good.
CENTRA LI A, Wash., July .10. (Sper
ciaL) Harste'.. a young collage pitch
er -from Oregon who Joined the Che
halls State League team, several weeks
ago, has the. earmarks of ' a fast
twirler. In the three games that he
has twirled, live hits are the most that
he has allowed. 1
who had knocked down two other men
with another machine and finally helped
to capture them shortly after midnight
- John Dahl, assistant city attorney,
HERE AND THERE WITH THE HEED.
OPEII HOUSE KEPT
BY VISITING LODGES
Elks Offer Cheer at
SCORE OF SPECIALS ARE DUE
Cities Throughout Northwest
to Help Swell Crowds.
REGISTRATION NEAR 34,000
Several Thousand Visitors Fall to
" Put Names on Record Ample
Provision.. Made for Rush to
Take Part in Parade.
NTMBEB OF REGISTRATIONS.
With several thousand unregis
tered Elks In Portland, the total
registration at 10 o'clock last night.,
when the booth closed for tha day,
approximated 34,000. Yesterday saw
-the largest registration of the week
and nn greater activity Is sstured
today with tho arrival of propbably
16.000 delegates who have timed
their coming , for the . big parade.
Many Elks here -have failed to reg-
Every city from Ashland on the south
to Everett on the north and Spokane
on the east between the hours of E and
9 o'clock thU morning will deliver
large delegations of ' Elks and their
friends with a score of special trains.
Among the points from which these
trains will be operated are Roseburg,
Eugene. Albany, Salem, Oregon City,
Astoria, Pendleton, La Grande. Cascade
Locks, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympla and
Members of the Portland entertain
ment committee believe they have made
adequate provision for taking care of
the influx of visitors scheduled for
today. In this' task they will be ma
terially assisted by the various state
delegations that have established head
quarters In the different hotels. "Open
bouse" .In the . most generous Interpretation-
of the term is kept by each of
these delegations, and layish entertain
ment is bestowed upon Elks and
(Concluded on Page 8.)
YOUR HOME TOWN
ha.-fllad for nomination as Judge of
the Probate Court, under the non
partisan primary, election law.
Race suicide is a dead issue in Mln-
: i ' '
MRS. TAFT SPARED
BY COLONEL BRYAN
RESOLTJTIOY BTjAMtXG PRESI
Secretary Says Caustic Criticism Was
Omitted Because "Wife Sat In
Box at Convention.
HELENA, Mont.. July 10. A story of
trie chivalry of William J. Bryan Is
told by Robert F. . Rose, of this city,
formerly private secretary to the Com
moner, who acted in the capacity of his
confidential stenographer at the Balti
"Before going to the convention,"
said Mr. Rose. "Mr. Bryan dictated. to
me his now famous Ryan-Belmont-Mor-gan
resolution, and It contained a caus
tic reference to the steam-roller meth
ods of the Republican National Commit,
tee and to President Taft as jthe recipi
ent of favors of the 'Interests.' On go
ing to the hall, Mr. Bryan was informed
that Mrs. Taft was In the audience and,
out of consideration for her feelings, he
struck from the resolutions, all refer
ence to the President. I went to him
after the . resolution was adopted and
asked if he purposely had .omitted that
part" of the. resolution dictated to me,
or If it was an oversight.
- " 'I purposely omitted It,' he said.
"Mrs. Taft occupied a box and I desired
to do nothing which would subject her
to humiliation "
RIVER FIGHT NOT OFFICIAL
Elks' Commission Deny Connection
With Barge Event Tonight.
Members of the Portland commission
in charge of the convention yesterday
Issued an emphatic statement denying
any connection with the so-called
"championship fight" that Is to be
staged on a barge on the Columbia
- The Elks were much annoyed yes
terday when cards printed with purple
Ink, addressed to visiting Elks, and
calling attention to the affair, were
circulated- over the city. The text of
the card was worded In such a way
that It Implied that the proposed fight
was in charge of a committee of Elks.
"Our commission has nothing what
ever to do with the affair," said Harry
C. McAllister, secretary of the commis
sion, "and I don't think anyone con
nected with It even is an Elk. While
we do not want to discourage any of
the visiting Elks from attending the
affair, should they have any desire to
do so, I want It plainly understood
that this is not a part of our official
. Union Starts-Carnegie Library.
UNION, Or., July 10. (Special.)
The contract has Just been closed for
the erection of a Carnegie library
building In Union to cost S5500. the
contract bolng let to R. P. Keefe. The
building will be rushed to completion
as rapidly as possible.
neapolls. Health department reports
show that mora than 20 People were
born here last year for every 1000 of
population, while out of every 1000
only 11 died.
Omaha Would Recall McGovern.
OMAHA, Neb.. July 10. (SpeclaL)-
Dlsgruntled former city employes are
circulating a petition for the recall of
Commissioner McGovern.' They have
900 signatures, nearly one-third of the
number necessary. "These men have
been fired for cause," explained Mc
Govern. "Twenty of them have been
discharged and five men are now doing
The Water Board and Council have
become tangled in a controversy as to
which has authority to order mains and
other improvements. Work on the big
Florence main is stopped until an
agreement can be reached.
Miss Elizabeth Weston, second-year
student at the. University of Nebraska,
and a member of a prominent family
of Beatrice, was drowned Tuesday
evening at Windy Bend, in Blue River,
while bathing with companions.
Mrs. Joseph D. Havens, wife of a
coal dealer, was Injured In an automo
bile accident near Happy Hollow, Tues
day evening. Her leg was broken and
she was otherwise Injured, probably
Internally. It was necessary to take
her to a hospital.
Thomas B. Mills, of Wisconsin, who
was elected grand exalted ruler of the
Elks, is a brother of Hugh B. Mills,
Secret Service Inspector In Omaha.
Omaha took the fourth straight from
the Antelopes today, t to 2. Topeka
General News From Denver. -
DENVER, July 10. (Special.) Dr.
John C. Hutchinson and bis wife were
killed in an automobile accident today
one mile above Pine Grove.
The father of Cadence Wheeler,
drowned In Bowles Lake, wish the po
lice to make a thorough Investigation
of her death.
The Supervisors have passed the bill
compelling the tramway company to
Issue universal transfers, and also the
bill establishing the maximum rate to
be charged for telephone service, and
the bill abolishing the publication of
Deputy Chief Moses,, of the fire de
partment, was reduced to the ranks
today for Incompetency, cowardice and
Sacramento Banquets Loranx.
' SACRAMENTO, July 10. (SpeclaC)
Commissioner J. A. Filcher has ap
pointed H- S. Morrow, formerly In the
State Engineer's office, as his private
secretary. It Is the first appointment
to be made by any member of the new
, Civic organizations tendered a ban
quet to E. L. Lomax, passenger traffic
Concluded on Page 12.
United States Makes
Cleanup With Shot.
BRITON WINS I50O, FAINTS
McClure Eighth In Gruelling
YANKESS BLANKED IN 5000
Hawaiian Wins Swim, Loafing Sam
Bellah Qualifies In Vault He
suits In Long Runs Surprise
to American Trainers.
STOCKHOLM. July 10. The final
in six events were completed at the
Olympic today and of the 36 points the
United States scored 13, England 6
Germany S, Canada 3, Australia 3, Fin- ,
land 3 and France 2.
The United States and Germany had
the honor of making a clean sweep In
the weight-putting and 200 metert
swimming, back stroke, respectively
England won the greatest race of tin
Olympic so far the 1500-meter run, lr
which the Oxonian, Jackson, broke the
record by more than six seconds. Fin
land won the 5000 meters in a splen
did struggle against France, while the
Canadian, Hodgson, brought glory to
the Dominion by his victory In the 1500
meter swimming contest, in which he
hung up three records.
Perhaps never before have there
been two such contests as the 5000
meter and 1500-meter runs on the sanu
Klvlat Beatea at Tape.
In the latter it was a gruelling con
test from start to finish. Abel R.
Klvlat and Norman S. Taber, the
American representatives, came into
the stretch together. Jackson all the
way round the last lap went at a ter
rific pace, passing the four men In
order to get up with the leaders. With
Klvlat slightly In advance ten yards
from the tape, Jackson fairly leaped
ahead and fell exhausted Into the arms
of his friends. So close was the race
for second place between Klvlat and
Taber the Judges reserved their decision
until a photograph of the finish was de
veloped before announcing second and
The 6000-meter contest practically
was between the Finn, Kolehmainen
and the Frenchman, Bouln. They fin
ished 160 yards ahead of Hutson, ot
England, who beat out George V, Bon
hag, N. Y. A. C by a foot for third.
Kolehmainen won first by a bare yard.
Americana I.oae Monopoly.
This Olympic Is proving that Great
Britain and the United States must
waive their traditional monopoly of
field sports since other nationalities
have set themselves seriously to dem
onstrate that they are possessed of as
much muscle and endurance as the pio
neers In field athletics.
The distance running thus far has
seemed to demonstrate that, however
unconquerable Americans may be In
performances requiring quickness, they
are apt to meet their superiors when It
comes to endurance.
With such men as Klvlat. Jones,
Sheppard and Taber In the 1500-meter
event, Americans had every reason to
be hopeful, but the Oxford representa
tive, Jackson, proved to have the neces
sary stoutness of heart and speed tc
carry him past a flying field and win
the race for England.
The meeting shows that the vetcrant
must be reconciled to the younger men
taking their places. Sheppard. who at
London was king of the track, founc
that the youths were his betters in the
Rose Beatea la Shot Pat.
Ralph Rose, a former Olympic win
ner and record holder, had to take sec
ond place to P. J. McDonald at putting
the shot (best hand). In which tne win
ner established a new record approxi
mately of 60 feet 4 inches. At that.
Rose beat the old record, with a pur, or.
a fraction over 50 feet.
Everything considered the unitea
States had a successful day. Three
American flags went up again for tne
shot put. Eight of the 11 who quali
fied for the final test In the pole vault
. - j . I ...... ,Aitn,le ,if
are Americans, ana iuo
trials In the 200-meters sprint gave the
United States four of the six men in
the flnal competition.
In the evening the Hawaiian, k-ana-namoku,
easily outswam the world. In
cidentally, Lieutenant Patton, the onl.v
American officer of the 42 contestantt
In the modern pentathlon, outpointed
the champion of the French army at
fencing, and the Frenchman is reputed
to be the best In the world at this di
jackaoa's Spurt Thrilling.
The 1600- meter race furnished . ono
of the greatest thrills of tho meeting.
A harder struggle has seldom been seen
on the cinder path. To get to the front.
Jackson, who was fifth from the pole.
had to run round four men on tne lasi
lap, which he did at tho flnal turn.
Until the leaders were witnin i
yards of the tape the event might have
belonged either to Jackson or 10 xviviai.
but the Oxford man fairly leaped ahoad
and carried off the victory.
Arnaud, the Frenchman, and the three
Swedes. J. Sander, E. BJorn and E.
Wide, made the running In the first
iConcluded on rage II.)