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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1912)
OREGON IS STRONG
i BIG PROCESSION
OHIO MAN WEARS MORE THAN 4000 ELK TEETH ON HIS
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Hosts to Greet Fraternity
'-"Make Good" and Add
Splendor to Parade.
THE MORN1XG OREGONIAN,
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XoTel Costumes Ae Ftefl by State
, Lodgemen and Many Familiar
31 embers Appear Oldest . Elk
v and Youngest Lodge In Line.
Oregon Elks contributed their full
hare to the auccesa and magnificence
of the unparalleled a rand lodge pa
rade yesterday. Every one ot the
lodges in this state. Including the herd
at McMinnvlUe. which was organised
IX days ago and has a membership of
15. was represented in the elaborate
pageant. Ashland and Klamath Falls
were the only Oregon lodges, other
than HcMtnnTlHe. that did not send
an organised delegation representing
at least half of its membership.
Aside from the variety of rich and
attractive costumes provided, several
unique features' were Introduced by
the different lodges of this state which
afforded the thousands of Easterners a
splendid opportunity not only to get a
glimpse of the real Western life as It
was exemplified by the delegations of
Indians from Pendleton and The
Dalles, but to contrast that period with
the present state of development and
civilization of the Pacific Northwest
as it was reflected by the more elab
orately costumed delegations of "pale
laces" that represented other of the
T These features proved both instruc
tive and entertaining to the visitors
from the East, who furnished satis
factory evidences of their appreciation
throughout the line of march.
Fortlamd Elks Lead Parade.
To Portland Lodge No. 142 came the
distinguished honor of serving as es
cort for the officers of the grand lodge
and the imposing parade. And the
borne lodge discharged the function
with the same measure of credit to
itself and the big order of which It is
a part that the privilege to serve in
that capacity was eagerly cherished.
Preceded by Grand Chief Nicholson
and his aides, the 600 members from
the Portland Lodge were headed by
36 members of the lodge's Teceptlon
eommlttee, who presented a decided
military appearance In attractive suits
of blue with caps of the same ma
terial. Following the Teceptlon com
mittee, the uniformed members of the
Portland Lodge, marching four abreast,
extended over eight blocks. They
were in charge of Dr. E. A. Marshall,
of Portland Lodge, and Dr. J. M. Ed
wards, of Mankato Lodge, mounted
aides, under Grand Esquire Nicholson.
They wore white straw hats, with
purple bands, on which were printed
the name and number of the lodge;
bine serge coats, purple neckties, white
flannel trousers, white canvas shoes
and purple socks. The marching by
the Portland delegation was particu
larly noticeable, the large body mov
ing with the precision and accuracy
of a highly trained military organiza
tion. Pcadletoa Boys Make Good.
The Pendleton Lodge gave the East
erners a taste of primitive life In Ore
gon 60 years ago. Much had been said
in advance of what the Pendleton
bunch" would do and they made good.
Riding in advance of a mounted cow
boy band of 25 pieces, attired appro
priately, was Miss Reolota McMox, a
dainty little miss from the Umatilla
County city. Following the band came
Major Lee Moorhouse, costumed os a
cowboy scout, at the head of a band
of 10 other mounted members of the
Pendleton Lodge, who were dressed in
the full regalia ot the Indian as he
roamed through Eastern Oregon halt
a century ago. Every horse was rid
den without a bridle. ' .
- The costumes were genuine, having
fceen furnished by. Major Moorhouse
from his extensive and valuable col
lection of Indian curios. .The war paint
nrtth which the faces and limbs of the
"spurious redskins were bedaubed was
not carelessly applied, either. The
Pendleton delegation brought five real
Indians to Portland and it was their
task to see that the paint was put on
according to the approved scheme of
facial decoration as it was followed by
their antecedents. They also were In
charge of the 280 Indian ponies that
-were used by the delegation in the
jck Keith, secretary of the Pendle
ton Commercial Club and also secre
tary of the Pendleton Round-Up,
brought up the rear of the fake In
diana He impersonated a squaw and
rode a horse to which was hitched a
travols, the contrivance used by the
native redskins in transporting their
personal effects from one camping
ground to another.
-Weatera Atmospkere Applied.
t Dressed as cowboys direct from the
range, 150 members of the Pendleton
'lodge followed, riding spirited Indian
ponies. The Western atmosphere of
the exhibition was further contributed
to by three of the old overland stages
that saw service on the frontier 80
and SO years ago. Circuit Judge
Phelps and Dr. W. G. Cole, formerly ot
Pendleton but now located in Portland,
were among the company of mounted
If the Pendleton delegation over
looked any Indian-like feat that would
remind the pioneer of the early "60s.
The Dalles delegation, 200 strong,
wrapped in genuine Indian blankets
j . v. ..tnijui fanttn And moccasins
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and appropriate headgear, supplied the
-omission, ine Dianaem wcij i
tlful purple hue with the outline of an
,elk's head worked In white in the cen-
'5 i .i.QH thc hunch of aborig
ines more or amused the spectators
rtf their number
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would seixe a woman on the sidelines
-nd drag ner into ine Birucw
done, several of the "tribe" would sur-
.- wnman uRimllV VOUIlff ana
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attractive, and execute a war dance
with its accompaniment oi tuo
a .matil rlama March.
.i'One hundred and fifty members of
f be Astoria lodge appeared as wum
tnams, .each being encased in a huge
, k.n Th. mamhjtri of the dels-
CIBIUHICM. . , .
nation were coatless and wore white
trousers ana snoeo, im ""
-nurple hats. Among the prominent
, war -T a Del-
memoeio i fcw
linger, editor of the Astorian; S. A.
Kozer. cluel ciera in ine okuhi y .
State's office, and County Judge Judd
- i a lnre-A representation of
nearly 200. Including Secretary of State
Olcott and state ireasurer
delegation was headed by two automo-
... . -1 riMrfltf) In white
ones eiDotio1 ... u.
and burple. The first contained Miss
Jessie Keeton. queen of the Cherry
Fair, accompanied by her ladies in
. r i vr-V r I pn and Miss
-waning, .luiow j . ,
Emily Nerod. In the second machine
with some friends was F. X. Mattnleu,
t Champoeg. "venerable member of
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GEORGE M. HEART,
What probably Is the best collection of elk teeth on exhibition at
the convention is the private display of George M. Henry, of -Steuben-ville,
Ohio, who made his appearance at headquarters yesterday. Henry
has a suit of clothes covered entirely with th ivory tusks of elk. more
than 000Wn number. He does not offer any of his teeth for sale, but
brings them to every grand lodge convention merely to display to other
members. Henry also is distributing a unique personaJ souvenir con
sistine; of a brass medallion of a mule in the attitude of kicking at an
imaginative object. On the bar suspending it he has his name written
in a rebus a picture of a hen and another of a bunch of rye, serving
to Indicate his last name. v
Salem lodge 836, 5 years young," as
a banner on the side of the car an
nounced. He is the oldest Elk in the
state and one of the oldest in the coun
try. frl. r.l .W rrolinii vAPA soft white
hats, blue coats, white striped trousers
and carried cherrywood canes with the
colors of the order. The members
Hhnwerl careful drlllinar in the proil-
cient manner in which they turned
street intersections squarely ana wnn
out. disturbing their organisation.
Shepherds Make Showing.
Wearinar a shepherd's costume, white
ana nnrole. and oarryine the crook used
by the olden flocktender. 75 mem
bers of Heppner lodge made . a
decidedly creditable showing. In view
of the fact that their lodge has
mi., -lea Tnmnrn. Suarflrestlve of
the sheep industry In Morrow County,
a float showing a typical t.wru
gon range scene followed the marchers.
It consisted of a herder with a splendid
specimen of Rambouillet ram. In the
background were seatea jviaBior jema
Irwin and little Miss Nan Roberts, who
impersonated Little Boy Blue and Bo
Peep, respectively. Following the
float, and unattended. Master Sedrich
Fields drove a Shetland, hitched to a
Headed by the Dallas band and a
decorated automobile, the Albany del
egation of nearly 600 members, the
i - .n.Tittlnn from anv one
lodge outside of Portland, made a fine
appearance ana receivea
pleudlts. The members wore - long
flOTicr whti, rna t with nurnle trim
mings, tall white hats and parasola
with a purple Doraer, to wmia wem
attached tiny bells, that chimed in uni
son as the procession moved. .
Veteran Jurist Jigs.
Rnaratlnar the delegation Into two
.! n oHnut 440 Arh was the
band of the Albany Elks. The members
of the organisation wore costumes em
bracing the colors OI me urooi
- .fiifinr arnuriiica. In the
O bii'b '
rear was an automobile carrying 24 ol
the older memners oi me-iuusc, wu
wore the same decorations as the foot
men. Among tnose warning. uuw.
was Judge George Barton, agea o,
hn feet would not Denave wnen me
band was playing.- It was Impossible
for him to refrain from executing a
cross between the Texas Tommy and
the Highland fling at various points
along the line oi marcn.
"Can's help it," explained the light-
m . i t PAnntv man "At that 1 am
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nearly 60 and expect confidently to
live to be 100."
Few of the lodges made a better
ahowine than did the delegation from
Oregon City. Although this lodge was
organized less tnan xwo years ago.
was represented yesterday by a thor
oughly drilled company of 100 men, in
charge of Lieutenant W. R. Logus. The
men wore wnite nannei irousera
handsomely tailored purple blanket
coats. Elk heads were worked in
white on the cuffs and wide collar-
Leading this delegation was Tod Bin
ford, among the shortest members of
the order. Binford is 33 years old.
but is only 51 Inches in neignt. lie
resides at Oregon City, where he con
ducts a machine shop.
Children's Bead Plays.
The Oregon City delegation was ac
companied by the Oak Grove girls'
band, an organisation consisting of 16
young women, whose agea range from
7 to 1 years. They were chaperoned
by Mrs. L.E. Armstrong and Mrs. A.
W. Ellis. The band leader was Miss
Led by its band of 23 pieces, the Eu
gene lodge, wearing white and purple
suits and carrying pennants, was in
line with 50 members. They also had
two floats, one being "To our absent
brother." The other portrayed an out
i - th fnTfanzla River, with
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all of the necessary settings as to
re r rr A lnA1,1H,0 tttTA nllh l(tf TS hunt
ing dogs and several appetizing strings
Many Smaller Lodges March.
Roseburg had a grotesque band with
60 Elks in line. They wore white suits
and carried flags. The Baker delega
tion of B0 was accompanied by its
band. Members of the Elks' lodge
wore straw hats with purple bands,
white suits and carried canes with the
colors of the order. Sixty members oi
the La Grande lodge were attired in
white flannel suits and wore the ap
propriate colored clematis in their but
tonholes. They had white hats and
carried pennants. Led by C. F. Mc
Knight, 40 members of the Marshfleld
lodge were In line, dressed in white
flannel suits. Medford was represent
ed by 75 members, whose costume con
sisted of white suits, purple ties, white
and purple parasols with purple fringe.
Although not organized, Klamath Falls
had several members in one of the divisions.
inrnnrrn n u nr"niT
WASHIXGTON LODGE MAKES
Expenditure of Approximately $10,-
000 Required to Produce Excep
tional Result in Parade.
An expenditure of nearly $10,000. of
which the most notable products were
a band of elk. and the striking purple
suits worn by the lodge In the pa
rade, is boasted of by the Aberdeen,
Wash., contingent, which turned out
nearly 200 strong. This lodge was the
first to announce its Intention to pa
rade after learning that Portland had
captured the convention,- and prepara
tions have been going on ever since.
A "Portland Club" was organized with
in the lodge, with dues of S3 a month,
to provide funds for the showing.
Months ago hunters were sent Into
the Qulnault country where they cap
tured the band of elk which led the
delegation yesterday. Ever since their
capture the beautiful beasts have been
under severe training, engaging ine
constant time of four men. They were
guided around among snorting auto
mobile and in every conceivable way
were trained to - gentleness. - They
showed the results yesterday when
they went over the long and noisy line
of march without a break, the big bull
elk driven to a cart guided by a young
The hit of the piece was the baby
elk. born In captivity two weeks sgo
at Aberdeen. The little fellow paced
gingerly along. Its mild eyes turning
in wonder from side to side, plainly
amazed at the unusual Bights around it
Backing this novel showing, the
marching delegation, in suits of bright
purple velvet, presented the most glow
ing spot of color in the whole parade
and won enthusiastic applause all
along the line. They arrived Thurs
day morning in ten Pullman coachea
Fully 1000 residents of Aberdeen have
spent the week here.
ELK DIES IN TURKISH BATH
C. C. Coulter, Montana' Stock raiser,
C C Coulter, a stockralser of Hamil
ton. ' Mont, and member of Hellgate
Lodge No. 383, from which he was a
delegate to the grand lodge convention.
Right in the very heart of the Summer
season, buy Chesterfield Clothes
at a great reduction
$20 Suits at $ 1 S.OO
$25 Suits at $19.00
$30 Suits at $23.50
$35 Suits at $26.50
$40 Suits at $29.50
$45 Suits at $34.50
Make Your Selection Now While
the Sizes and Patterns Are Good
TERMS OF SALE STRICTLY CASH
late yesterday dropped dead In the
Turkish baths in tne jvxuixnoman nowii.
Pnnit. im nnt rcrlatered at the Mult
nomah, and the secretary of the Port
land Elks was uname xa give any in
formation of his Btopping place. Coul
ter waa-about 40 years old.-" Dr. J.
Ettelson, who was called when bath
attendants were unable to revive Coul
ter, said that the cause of death prob
ably was apoplexy.
There was an old woman indeed 'tis no dream
Who lived upon little but Toasties and cream;
And if you would know her delight in such diet,
Just purchase a box at the grocer's and try it.
Written by ALBERT FITCH,
Central City. Nebr.
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