Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 12, 1912, Image 1

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10,000 ELKS PASS
Annual Pageant Sets
Many New Records.
Five-Mile Route Is Packed
With Cheering Throng.
Under Fairest Skies 800,000 Turn
Out as Flttlna; Climax to Close
of Lodge Reunion Eastern
Members Amazed at Scene.
Viewed by 800.000 patient, delighted,
bewildered persons. 10,000 purple and
white uniformed Elks, with 38 bands,
numerous attractive equipages and car
riages containing; high dignitaries of
the order, passed through the streets of
Portland yesterday morning, forming
the big spectacular feature of the
grand lodge convention, which closed
last night.
The pageant broke many records. It
was the longest ever held In Portland.
It was the most brilliant ever held by
the Elks. It was participated In by the
greatest number of men ever joining
in a parade in the Northwest. It was
held under the most delightful weather
conditions In the experience of the
Elks' reunions. It was witnessed by
the greatest number of people ever
assembled for a similar purpose in this
part of the country.
For six solid hours men. women and
children stood patiently on the curbs.
Sidewalks and in the streets, or hung
from windows and balconies to watch
the procession pass by. For nearly
three hours they stood in awe, won
der and subdued excitement as they
viewed lodge after lodge, each in Its
own peculiar makeup and attire, pass
ing before them. The crowd was good- i
natured and "generous. "There was
plenty of room for all and there was
plenty of joy for all.
Ftve-Mlle Rout Packed.
- Almost every available post along the
Five-mile route was occupied, yet every
one was well able to see the entire
procession to advantage. , People who
had attended previous conventions had
learned not to occupy positions in the
congested districts, unless they had
grandstand seats. Great numbers of
risitors, therefore, took up places in
the - residence districts and on the
East Side streets. - through which the
procession passed, while the business
thoroughfares contained almost their
capacity of humanity; all who watched
;ould see.
Military precision marked the move
ment of the pageant. James R. Nich
olson, of Springfield, Mass., grand es
quire of the Elks, has had many years'
experience Jn handling parades of this
kind. He had his organizations almost
perfect. The formation, the line of
march and' the position of the various
divisions had been worked out in accu
rate detail many weeks in advance. In
this he had the able assistance of
George I Baker, chairman of the
Portland parade committee, and of
General W. E. Finser, his chief of
staff. His aides and division com
manders were men of experience in
handling Elks' parades. There were II
divisions, each in charge of an assis
tant grand esquire.
Chiefs Staff Complete.
Commanders were assigned to the
various numbered divisions in. the fol
lowing order: " K. K. Kubll, Portland;
Colonel R. B. Harrison, Indianapolis;
Captain A. B. Dawson, Columbus, Ohio;
Captain V. M. C. Sllva, Portland: Major
Sanford Whiting. Portland; Captain J.
J. McDonnell. Portland; Major H. I
Bethel, Tallahassee. Fla.; Colonel C. C
Hammond, Eugene; Captain J. B. Hlb
bard. Portland; Major Oscar P. Cole,
Portland; Captain H. E. Williams, Ore
gon City.
Following Captain Moore, who had
charge of the police and member's of
his mounted squad, rode Grand Esquire
Nicholson on a prancing black horse.
The grand esquire was attired in a
cream-colored uniform with pur
ple trimmings and wore a purple sash.
Then came General Finser and the fol
lowing members of his staff: Major
W. W. Wilson, Portland: George Baker,
Portland; Charles Ohmles, Bronx; J.
D. Brown, Key West. Fla.; William F.
Leahy,. Medford. Mass.; J. II. J. Me
Nally, Philadelphia: J. W. Mitchell,
Portland. Me.; Dr. R. J. Lawler. Niag
ara Falls. N. T.; John D. Shea, Hart
ford. Conn.; C p. Jordan, Bangor, Me,
and James F. Mulligan. Pawtucket.
R. I.
I'alforasa Are Attractive.
Members of the grand esquire's staff
were attired in a uniform consisting of
white duck blouse trimmed withy mo
hair braid with an Elk's head and the
word "Staff" embroidered on each side
of the collar in purple letters. Their
riding breeches were of the same ma
terial and their cap of white duck reg
ulation army style with purple band,
. flat gilt side button and the word
"Staff embroidered on the front in
silk letters. They wore black leather
puttees and black shoes. Division com
manders were distinguished by the use
of a purple silk breast cord.
R. L. Adams, the mounted bugler.
(Concluded oa Fas a.) '
Wedding Announced Testerday Is
Set for September Bridegroom
Is World's Record Holder.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 11. (Spe
cial.) Forest Smithson. who holds the
world's record in the 110-meter hurdle.
Is to marry again. The formal an
nouncement of his engagement to Miss
Irene Geary, of Ban Rafael, was made
this morning at the home of the bride.
Smithson won the championship In the
110-meter hurdle at the Olympic games
In London In 1908, when he negotiated
the Jumps in lb seconds. He has taken
part in many contests of the kind
throughout the world.
The bride-to-be Is the daughter of
Michael J. Geary, who at one time was
sporting writer on a San Francisco
newspaper and is now editor of the
Western Graphic For some years she
has lived in San Rafael, and It was
there that ' she met Smithson two
months ago. The wedding is sched
uled for September.
fimithsnn ws divorced from his first
wife, whom he married, in Portland
a year and a half ago. He has been
living In Los Angeles, but came to
San Francisco three months ago.
Though Smithson failed to win the
hnTvll. event In the trials held at Stan
ford for the American Olympic team.
he was included amo xjsaqn
were to make the trij '-'Ivsl .
for the games now in progress
was suspended from the Amateur As
sociation by the officials in. South
ern California and the suspension was
upheld by Amateur Athletic Union of
ficials. Smithson was sent to Stan
fnni n poirnifla at the expense of the
Los Angeles Athletic Club. He entered
as an unattached athlete and tnis
brought about his suspension. He
gave no reason for his action
Parts of Valley Visited and Men,
Animals and Plants Victims.
WENATCHEE. . Wash, July 11.
rsr.rl.l Gnats have Infested parts
of the Wenatchee Valley, attacking
horses and other animals and literally
mnrinr all vegetation. Millions of
the insects are now lodged in Canyon
No. 1. five miles west of here.
is without precedent
in this section. Farmers Teport attacks
on animals, and Jim Flarlty, a miner,
today brought to town, a horse badly
lacerated by the gnats.
Omaha Plans More Arrests.
OMAHA, July 11. (Special.) The
Anti-Saloon League, employing a de
tective agency, has a list of 40 saloon
keepers to be arrested for opening on
Sunday. Several arrests already have
been made and trials by Jury have been
Insurgent Modern Woodmen have
named a committee to urge Governor
Aldrich to call a special session of the
Legislature to act against the arbi
trary enforcement of advanced rates.
The law would affect all secret so
cieties and fraternal organizations In
An announcement is given out by
President Mohler, of the Union Pa
cific that an order for 12.000,000 worth
of new rolling stock for the Union Pa
cific and Oregon Short Line has been
placed and deliveries are to start soon.
Nine proposals for 23,000 water
meters are Tejected because Commis
sioner Howell declares the bidders
have formed a combine. He will deal
privately with manufacturers.
Colonel Jack Rider has given orders
to the police for the enforcement of
the "golden rule." which means that
no arrests will be made hereafter un
less absolutely necessary.
Burglars got some fine wine, two
boxes of cigars and other things when
they entered Bishop Scannell's resi
dence Wednesday night.
Omaha won the first game with To
peka. 10 to 2, making the fifth straight
victory In so many days.
Denver Has New Administrator,
DENVER. July 11. (Special.) David
Plessner was appointed Public Admin
istrator today to succeed Ben Wood
ward. A final dividend of one and one-te'hth
per cent was paid today by the defunct
Western Bank.
Police Commissioner Creel took steps
today for the sanitation of the redlight
district. .
Auditor Leddy announces his candi
dacy for State Treasurer.
Brother Fred Goetxman resigned his
position today as draughtsman of the
Board of Public Works- He will go to
Rochester, N. Y."
Alderman O. Driscoll of the Sixth
Ward, Is formulating plans for metro
politanlztng the police force complete
ly. ...
John W. Keefe was mortally injured
in a collision with a tramway car to
day while riding, his motorcycle.
The supervisors today turned down a
bill for autos used to haul voters to
the polls election day. .
Saints' Exalted Ruler Busy.
ST. PAUL, Minn , July 11. (Special.)
Frank M- Moore, exalted ruler of 69,
Is putting in a strenuous week cam
paigning for the $100,000 . guarantee
fund for the new electric suburban
road to Hastings.
Warrants were issued today for six
roadhouse keepers at Bass Lake and
the remainder at that place have been
put out of business for the season. v
Health Commissioner Lankester to
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Grand Lodge Estab
lishes Precedent.
Visitors Say Portland Reunion
Is Best Ever.
Retiring Ruler SulUvan Given Ova
tion at Close of Annual Conven
tion $20,000 Is" Approprl- '
ation for Tuberculosis. ,
For the first time In its history the
Grand Lodge of Elks yesterday caused
to be spread on its minuties a resolu
tion thanking the . people of the city
O jo XI ' to whic tn,r contention
neia. .
In simple but eloquent language.
Flneas Moses, a member of New Or
leans Lodge, Introduced the following
resolution to the grand lodge, which
was unanimously adopted:
"Whereas the Grand Lodge of the
B. P. O. E. of the United States of
America has been the recipient of the
unbounded hospitality of Portland
Lodge. No. 142. of the City of Portland,
and the State of Oregon, and
"Whereas, such hospitality has made
a deep and most favorable impression
upon the hearts and minds of the
members of this grand lodge, as well
as the members of the order and vis
iting ladles, therefore, be It
"""Resolved, That In the name of the
Order of Elks, the grand lodge testi
fies its appreciation of the many kind
nesses and great generosity shown, by
tendering its sincere and grateful
, .. V. ia Pni-f lnnrf Tii1a- No. 142. to
the citizens of Portland! and to the
State of Oregon, to the press of Port
ion nrA the ladles, relatives of our
-brothorev-who have in -this kind and
hospitable manner made manifest the
loyalty and devotion to the principles
(Concluded on Page 2.)
day suggested that if owners of dogs
do not wish to keep them at home this
hot weather,' individual drinking cups
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Best appearan ce Aberdeen.
f- first. $350: Oregon City, second.
$250, and Pendleton, third. $150.
Greatest number (Oregon
barred) Tacoma, first, with 234.'
$250; Seattle, second, with 326,
$150, and Vancouver, third,
with 170 persons, $100.
Most unique uniforms Pendle
ton, first, $300; Astoria, second,
$200, and The Dalles, third. $100.
Most attractive float Tacoma
first, $500; Bremer ton, second,
$300, and Hoquiam, third, $200.
Oregon lodges, greatest num
ber Albany, 392 persons. One
prize $300. ,
Bands in the parade Fifth Na
tional Guard Band of California,
first, $500; Idaho, second, $300,
and Pendleton, third, $200.
Drill e o n t e st Denver, first,
$500; Oakland, second. $300, and
Los-Angeles, third,. $200.
' Greatest number of women reg
istered Vancouver, first, with
292, $250; Spokane, second, with
185, $150, and Seattle, third, with
109, $100.
The band concert was called off
because there were only three
bands in the preliminaries, and .
two were disqualified because
they did not enter the parade.
The greatest aggregate mile-
age had not been computed last
night, but it was thought that the
Jersey City coast-to-coast dele
gation ' had a good chance for .
The following won $25 prizes:
Tallest man F. C. Raitt, Rose
burg, 6 feet 814 Inches. ,
Shortest man S 1 d n e y . Smith,
Seattle, 48 inches.
Fattest man E. G. Ratliff, Mos
cow, Idaho, 397 pounds.
Leanest man W. H. Moore, The'
Oldest man F. X. Matthleu, 95
years old, the oldest Elk.
9 A. M. Concert by Adminis
' tratlon Band, Court of Honor.
11 A. M. Formal awarding of
parade, drill contest and decora
tion prizes by Harry C. McAllis
ter, secretary convention commis
sion, from official grandstand In
front of Federal building on Mor
rison street.
1 P. M. Free excursion on the
Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Steamers will leave the docks
promptly on the hour. All visit
ing Elks who wish to avail them
selves of this trip are requested
to apply at the Reglstrat ion
Headquarters for tickets after 9.
3 P. M. Baseball, Portland vs.
San Francisco, at Recreation
Park. Ladles free.
8:30 P. ML Grand ball at Elks'
9 P. M. Grand march.
Naval vessels, ' which can be
readied by launch from the foot
of Stark, Morrison and . Salmon -streets,
are open to all . visitors
from 1 to 6 P. M. daily.
should be attached about the canines'
Martin Roche of "69" told the boys at
Estimates Put Crowd
at 300,000
Childish Voices Add Welcome
to Bepurpled Hosts.
Thousands Cling to Fire Escapes
and Telephone Poles Police Have
No Trouble In Handling; Good
Xatured Human Mass.
Through fives miles of enthusiasm
the bepurpled hosts of Elkdom passed
yesterday. A mass of humans, such as
Portland or Oregon has never before
seen gathered forgot that It was tired,
that It had stood for nearly five hours
In a sun none too gentle, and that It
was hungry. It was a crowd care
free, made up of eyes and throats. And
continuously while - the great parade
was passing the turmoil of sound rose
in tumultuous greeting. It is estimated
there were 300,000 persons on the
In all the vocal uproar there was lit
tle to mar the day. The crowd was
thoughtful and generous. It remem
bered the youngsters, and banked close
to the curbing In front, 80,000 lit
tle bobbing heads and childish
voices added their part "to Portland's
welcome. They saw it all beneath the
protecting wall of grownups massed 10
and 20 deep.
Streets Not Big Enona-n.'
The crowd was orderly, too. It
obeyed commands. In but a few In
stances was it necessary for the police
and special officers more than to give
their Instructions. .. In the more con
gested sections along the line of march
tho crush was so great that many per
sons were forced beyond the ropes, but
(Concluded on Page 6.)
lodge last night that he was locked in
the new state prison Wednesday for
three hours while Inspecting some of
Scaling Down Process Sadly Weak
ens Efficiency and Necessitates
More Patching.
VIENNA. July 11. (Special.) De
spite official denials, reports are per
sistently circulated that construction
of the first Austrian dreadnaught, the
$12,000,000 Viribus Unitis, has proved a
complete failure. The warship is top
heavy and all efforts to lighten her so
far have proved unsatisfactory.
' The massive portions of the iron and
steel turrets have been scaled down to
such a degree that parts have buckled
and have had to be re-enforced with
iron plates.
Steel rollers for raising and lower
lng the heavy guns have been drilled
out, thereby reducing their weight, but
at the same time lessening their power
cf resistance to such an extent that
event of rapid firing of the guns the
rollers will collapse and render the
guns useless.
Drape and Tanner From Skagway
Alaska, March In Parade.
H. H. Drape and J. M. Tanner are a
couple of Elks deserving of especial
mention. They come from farthest
north for one thing and they both love
Portland for another. Their lodge.
Skagway No. 431, Is actually the mos
northerly of all the organizations.
Each of these men is a character,
each -is passionately fond of Alaska,
yet each is also passionately fond of
traveling around. . When they do go
they go together and they always come
round homewards by Portland. Every
body's glad they're here this week, for
they will have a little more to tell
about this time. - V . r
Jasper Father, 67 Years Old, Proud
of 8-Pound Voungsters.
EUGENE, Or., July 11. (Special.)
Twin - boys, each weighing eight
pounds, were born Tuesday to Mr., and
Mrs. John Waring, .who live at Jas
per, 12 miles southeast of here.
Unusual as this Weight is for twlnst
there is a more remarkable feature in
the fact that the father Is past $7
years of age.
the bricks which his firm sold to the
L..W. Hill will pass the Summer at
Seattle with his family. He returned
yesterday from his fishing trip in
Mike Gibbons, who has put St. Paul
on the map, is reputed, today to be
worth $30,000, a year ago he was work
ing for $2.60 a day in the Great North
ern shops.
James Manahan today announced his
candidacy for Congressman-at-Large
on the Republican ticket. Several
years ago Mr. Manahan ran for Con
gress in Nebraska.
The School Board Is planning to
erect a new school in the Chester Park
district. The board investigated the
district today.
Against the opposition of Ike Leder-
er. of "69," the Water Board has de
elded to appoint an expert from New
York to plan Improvements.
Carrlngton Confers With Colonel.
BALTIMORE. Md., July 11. (Spe
ciai.) Colonel Carrlngton conferred
with "Teddy" Roosevelt at Oyster Bay
today planning a strenuous fight here,
Joseph Salabes, chairman of the Boad
of Trustees No. 7 lodge. Is sporting a
fine new automobile today.
' Dr. G. A. Leaking:, 94, the. oldest
Protestant Episcopal . clergyman in
Maryland, died yesterday.
Sergeant at Arms Martin is In town
again today and says Wilson is a "sure
thing" secretary.
Davles Welsland, No. 7 lodge, leaves
tomorrow on two months' vacation, At
lantic City, of course.
"Tom" Boggs, secretary M. M, died
Health department reports 28 cases
of pellagra In Maryland.
Walter W. Ledeher, 1602 Mount Royal
avenue, was drowned while swimming
Rochester Plans for 1013.
ROCHESTER. N. Y July 11. (Spe
cial.) The Hotelmen's Association has
already subscribed an amount reaching
into four figures toward the entertain
ment fund for the Elks' convention of
1913, and as Individuals have sub
scribed amounts varying from $100 to
$300 dollars.
Plans are already In progress of for
mation and only await the return of
Dr. Richard J. Diecker, exalted ruler
of Rochester Lodge, to appoint hie
committees and the work will be start
ed for the greatest convention In the
history of Elkdom.
Mayor Edgerton, members of the
Common Council and Chamber of Com
merce will be enthusiastic workers to
ward Its success.
Messages received from cities
throughout the state promise active co
Hartford Has Milk Famine.
HARTFORD, Conn.. July 11. (Spe
cial.) A milk famine is on, with a
shortage of 10,000 quarts a day.
The steps of the New Hartford Na-
(Concluded on Face. IS.)
American Victories at
Oiympiad Many.
Yankees Sweep Field in Pole,
Sprint and Weights.'
Multnomah Club Athlete Tops Tim
ber in Fine Style United States
Army Officer. Proves Value of .'
West Point Training.
STOCKHOLM. July 11. The United
States took the lion's share of vic
tories in the Olympic games today.
The Stars and Strips were again raised
on the flagpoles at the conclusion of
the pole vaulting In honor of Harrr B.
Babcock. Columbia University. New
York: Mark S. Wright, Dartmouth, and
Frank T. Nelson.' Yale. The Columbia
man beat the holder of the world's
record, but was unable to reach the
record. Wright and Nelson were tied
for second place and each will receive
a silver medal.
In the shot-putting contest ivltli
right and left hand, Ralph Rose, Olym
pic Athletic Club, and Patrick J. Mc
Donald, Irish-American Athletic Club,
won first and second respectively.
Craig Ulia 20O Meter.
Although the hopes of a new record
were again dispelled, the final heat of
the 200-meter dash was the most ex
citing performance of the day. Ralph
C Craig, of the Detroit Young Men's
Christian Association, defeated F. Lip
plncott. University f Pennsylvania.
The two Americans took the honors
with the Briton, W. R. Applegarth.
pushing them .hard. The German. Rau,
who runs all distances, was fourth.
The Americans had counted on these
points, but they had expected to lose
the 10,000-meter walk, which they did,
to George Goulding, of Canada. Collid
ing gave a fine exhibition, outpacing
the English crack, E. J. Webb, and
beating him 80 yards at the end. The
only American In the final of this event
was Frederick K. Kelser, New York
AthloHn ?1uh. hut thn nace nrovpd too
fast and he dropped out after two
miles. Goulding's time was 46 minutes
28.1 seconds.
Hawkins Wins In Both Trials.
VarfmiA nations were Interested In
the 11 trial heats and six semi-finals
In the 110-meter hurdles. Americans
took eight firsts and one second in
the trials and five firsts in the semi
finals. Thus Martin Hawkins, the
Multnomah Club, Portland, crack
hurdler; John P. Nicholson, James
Wendell. Fred W. Kelley and John U.
Case will run with the British repre
sentative, Powell, In the final.
Lieutenant George S. Patton con
tinues to reflect credit on West Point
training. Today, by his riding in the
cross-country event at 5000 meters, he
gained his fourth place in the modern
pentathlon. The Swedish officers led,
but the Swedes had a month a prac
tice and had studied the difficulties of
the course, which Included 73 Jumps
of various kinds. Patton had a fall
at the second of the double ditch. To
morrow this contest will conclude witn
nrnnH-country foot race of 4000 me
ters, in which the American officer is
considered to have an excellent chance.
Healey Smashes Record.
The swimming this evening furnished
now world's record for the 400 meters
free style. Healey, the Australian, In
his trial heat eovj-ea ine .hibiu jh
34. He Is the popular favorite lor
the final.
The wrestling continues slowly. The
assemblage of picked giants of Europe
ho threw each other about on ine
platforms all day furnishes a pictur
esque side show. The swimming draws
fashionable array to me watersiae
nightly, the most popular feature be
ing the women, who do nign aiving ana
lay polo In tightly fitting garments.
The score as officially announced to.
day Is: United States. 88; Sweden, 62;
Great Britain, 61; Germany, 23; Fin
land. 20: France. 19; Africa, 11; Den
mark, 11; Norway, 10; Italy. 9; Canada,
Australia, 4; Russia, Greece. Hel
ium and Austria, 3 each; Holland, i..
Small Turk Trlea With Shot.
Among the shotput competitors, othci
than the Amerlcass. E. Nlklander, Fin
land, and a small Turkish athlete wer
most noted. The Turk, who looked like
child in size beside the Americans,
was soon out of the competition, but
Finn with a put of 14 meters 82
centimeters was left In with Rose and
McDonald. In the second round where
left hand was used Rose put 12
meters 47 centimeters (40 feet 10
Inches). McDonald 12 meters 45 centi
meters (40 feet 9 inches), and Nik-'
lander 12 meters 42 centimeters (40
8 Inches), and Immediately two
American flags and one Russian with
word "Finland" below the design
raised on the staffs in tho
The result of the competition was ar
rived at by adding the best two throws.
Rose's aggregate was 27 meters hi
centimeters (90 rect incnes), .Mc
Donald's 27 meters 53 centimeters (0
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