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EACH FLOAT 'BEST'
ALBANY LODGE MADE GAT SHOWING IN TOP HATS, LONG AND WON FIRST PRIZE FOR OREGON LODGE HAV
. . ... . . ,- ... . . XNG ' GREATEST NUMBER . (392 PERSONS) IN LINE
Hi GAY PAGEANT
Great Throng of Spectators
More Than Regiment of Men.
Marvel at Emblems in
Representing 14 Cities,
March in Parade.
PIGS DRAW ONE VEHICLE
COSTUMES ARE ORNATE
THE ; MORNING OREGON! AN,
WASHINGTON ELKS I
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liiiii If if ir $ ryV
& 'k ' ' ' it
Seattle and Tacoma About Equal In
Numerical Strength Oljmipla,
Spokane, Aberden, Van
couver Delegations Large.
! As graceful in Its Informal dignity as
the nimble and stylish animal that
names the lodge, and as complete in
-xJetail and discipline and fascinating to
the dizzy edge of captivating. the
"Washington lodges in the grand annual
'parade of the Elks yesterday became a
iconvinclng panel In the spectacular
'event of the day.
i The strength of the various delega
tions from 15 lodges of the state rep
resented -was imposing. Between 1800
and 2200 Elks from the sister state
marched in the various sections, some
of the lodges constituting formidable
phalanxes of color, bearing and pro
' The uniformity of the showing was
delicately varied and broken by the
many different dress ideas, which ran
the gamut of elite haberdasherial art
from proper morning dress with Prince
Albert coats and silk hats to the most
unconventional outing regalies of duck
trousers and soft hats, and including
' the easy naval muster costumes of the
Bremerton Navy-yard boys.
Marchers Are Happy.
Ample music had been provided,
floats were numerous and the gay
abandon of the marching delegations at
times added to the witty repartee
which passed back and forth among
the principals and the enthusiastic ones
that thronged the line of march. Clever
Thespian art revealed itself at times as
the cheering waxed warm and the fes
tivity of the occasion broke forth at all
Following is the approximate
strength of the various Washington
Seattle. No. 82 235
Ballard lodge. Seattle -
.Tacoma, No. 17 ". iX
'Bellligham. No. 194 and 642 -V
'Olympla, No. 1R
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'North Yakima. No. 3X8
Everett. No., 479
'Abereen. No. 593 "V
'Vancouver. No. 3S3
Hoqulam. No. 10SJ ,Si
trentralla. No. lt
'Bremerton. No. 1181 w
Seattle Loilaemem Cheered.
T Earlv in the parade, almost in the
Llead of the Second Division, Seattle
ilodge No. 9S". led by the McMinnville
Band, drilled into the broadly cleared
and roped streets, their white flannel
'suits seasoned with a dash of purple
.here and there. The lodge, which has
been in existence since 1888. brought
.' forth cheers all along the right of way,
cheers which welcomed familiar faces
'or gave expression to the enthusiasm
' wrought by the gorgeous display.
More than six blocks the column of
! fours stretched out. Not an odd civil
, Ian uniform broke the entrancing unl-
formity of the ranks. From toe to
! crown, white and purpla harmoniously
' predominated. The lodge members had
.. chosen costumes complete. Their white
I flannel suits were topped off with white
- itraw hats with white silk bands, pur-
pie ties, white shirt, canvas shoes, an
' there were so many that the lodge
; members themselves didn't know "how
By actual count, however, they
were 226 strong, and hoary heads
nalked. pranced and danced side by
s.de with the younger generation of the
fraternity. Canes, which all carried,
swung in recognition of friends among
the spectators or in keeping with the
music, and the purple and white pen
nants floated at nonchalent angles or
lded in poking fun at jesting spec
i As the lodgemen from the Puget
j Sound city passed in review or tne
' thousands they at once won by their
attractive makeup and spectacular
' showing. It was six or eight blocks of
. organized beauty and the Seattle spirit
, was exemplified in every face. The
i lodge came down to make a showing
f and an impression, and it did beyond
.a doubt t
Taeoma Showing Impressive.
To the strains of the Caramba march,
r played by the Hubbard Band of 24
i-pleces. and preceded by the prtze-
winning Montamara Festo float, Ta-
coma in its dignified column of men in
"'perfect morning dress followed close
- upon the rear of the Seattle contingent.
: prancing double tandem of eight
-steeds drew the float which at the re
, cent festival called forth first honors.
Two life-size elk and three elk heads
' decked the float by which the lodge
i. Only by seeing can the splendor of
' the lodgemen from the City of Destiny
be appreciated. Every man wore his
complete afternoon dreas of silk hat,
7 prince Albert coat, gTay gloves, tie
i' and trousers and glistening black
, shoes. The "Crystal Springs" marcn
v was a fitting accompaniment played by
-; the Hubbard band and the stately bear
': Ing was wildly appreciated, by-th on-
- lookers. '
Olympla Has 75 is Use.
I In duck trousers, straw hats, black
I - A hi... MUtl th H 0 1 P C.t 1 Oil
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from Olympla. made a prepossessing
' array from the capital city of the Ever-
green state. There were 75 in lino
marching four abreast. The precision
with which step was caught gaye the
, j .k. k..,ii. f a rriita.bl, drill
team, anda section of the Bellingham
- . . .i ii.. Va 1Q1 mnnlriAff Into
ueiegaiiua, ivso ' - -
; the division with ideal harmony.
1 ur .mhlem for Bellingham, which
Tv, vb color oearcra iiimlcu
marched with the Mount Ang
marcnea wiui ' . .
, . . a, i - Tt,. marrhtnff fraternity
u . i piww -
. -. Thlr white duck
wa airauBt . . .
: fuils ana una v i
- onn, ..ill i in 1 1 1 in . a u . u u..
IIICUI mr ww.
i . . w.j . fanmh svmnathel.lc
. ... h. rrAwds. To this was
r added the sea 01 purpm nu -....
I parasols, which mitigated the effect of
' Tw. anrf at the same time
. ina buud " j " -
,? added completeness to the uniforms nd
attractea ir.e vie .
. .a 4?m D.llln cr ham
T and no digression from the general
' " ... .. m.rr th. regular
j iennw. v.
and symetricai owuij.
. iik.iui af Draw Plandlta.
i- Led by J. N. "Williams, a giant ood
( fellow among BpoKane c-iks ana evTijr-
. . ih. Al07atlon from
f- the Inland Empire metropolis estab-
V llshed themselves in i
: spectators eariy. -iaa m Br,
.1 ....i. . made to-order detail.
i I UI III . ...
t cnnv.n lodare. between 125 and laO
J strong, became themselves with flt
v tinz decorum. The gray hats and suits
touched here and there with a purple
, tie or ribbon and with canvas shoes
Z made an appropriate contrast
. ftnnr. ftf mirnlA and
'"white that prevailed before and after.
There were man) mm...... "
(Concluded on Page, 22.
BANDS Will CHEERS
Musicians Furnish Spirit to
Long Line of Marchers.
"RAG TIME" FINDS FAVOR
Crowds Inspired to Dance and Song
by Popular Airs Policemen at
Head of Parade Greeted by
Bands big bands, little bands, bands
military and bands civilian marched
yesterday, heading their lodges, or act
ing as the leader qf a section, helping
on the flagging steps of the weary, or
inspiring the crowds to dance or sing.
Nothing added to the gayety of the
occasion more than the strains of mu
sic - -
The waiting thousands forgot their
hunger and fatigue as the players
struck up popular airs.
"Everybody s Doln It found most
favor with the crowds, and every band
was "doln' It an along tne une.
Proud of a position at the head of the
long pageant stepped the Portland Po
lice Band. Cheers greeted Chief
Slover's musicians all along the line.
Hardly were the policemen out or
earshot ere the band of the Coast
Artillery hove In sight. Round they
swung in their white duck trousers,
blue tunics and red facings to the
strains of "Marching Through Georgia."
and everybody cheered again.
Then the bedecked drum-major " of
the California Coast Artillery Band
swung his baton In lively fashion at
the head of men In blue and red.
Followed the pipers of Scotland, In
their picturesque plaids and kilties.
Sllvertoa Specialises oa "Rag."
After the Indianapolis Elks, and im
mediately preceding he herd from
Denver, came the Silverton Band. Kag-
tlme was their specialty.
In white and blue at the head of the
second division marched the McMinn
ville musicians, and then the band of
the First Regiment of Oregon Re
serves. The crowd tooK up tne re
frain "We're here because we're here"
mid the shrieks of "Oh, you Bill!"
- Following the Los Angeles men came
the Perrydale contingent In smart uni
forms of blue with white facings. (
Preceding the Tacoma float came
Hubbard's Band, and after:the "Watch-
Us Grow Brigade" was Sumner Band,
playing the Tacoma favorite.
In this division also was the band
from Lents, to whose strains the Clams
of Astoria and the Olympic Gods made
merry. The Hlllsboro Band came next.
After the aides of division - four
came the St. Mary's Band, from Mount
Angel, resplendent in bright uniforms.
The Fife and Drum Corps then
marched past, closely -followed by the
KalisDel contingent. The latter
marched in silence.
In contrast to the cool dark gray of
Spokane were the dark blue uniforms
Of Arnold's Band.
The Elk Band of Idaho was strong
numerically and physically, and they
never seemed to tire of the latest and
old-time popular airs. Before the pa
rade started the bands escorted dif
ferent lodges to their places in line.
Indlaa Beats Tom-Tom.
"Oh, Tou Beautiful Doll" waa a favor.
Ite with the Fife and Drum Corps at
the head of the walla Walla Elks.
The Indians from The Dalles were so
lively that the Wasco musicians at
their head worked overtime, while the
lone Individual who followed them
with a tom-tom was never - seen to
cease beating it.
Seven Hungry Boosters" was the
title of the comically arrayed minstrels
from Roseburg, who made up in enthu
slasm what they lacked In numbers.
Baker's musicians upheld the
reputation of the town for life, and
class In their white tunics faced with
blue they looked cool and comfortable.
Then followed the sensation of the
day the band of the "Let . er Buck'
brigade. On horseback the Pendleton
Band appealed to the popular . fancy.
Picturesque "they" were. too. h
and" sombreros, with purple handker
chiefs around their necks.. They ap
peared as much at ease in the saddle
as did the marching musicians.
Pendleton was followed by the Eu
gene Band. In ordinary dress. , These
musicians were organized only a day
or two ago. but played like veterans.
Heppner Band also acted as an escort
to Albany Elks.
With purple helmets ' and tunics
marched The Dalles band. Another
band bore the Tillamook label. .
North Portland musicians . led the
Aberdeen. lodge and the seven live elk.
Vancouver, Wash., also had a band in
One Baad Shuaa "R"."
Stately and. dignified the Fifth Regi
ment. National Guard of California
headed the Berkeley lodge. In their
uniforms of dark and pale blue with
heavy gold facings they added a vivid
touch of color to all the splendor dl"
played. The Fifth Regiment musicians
have stuck to the heavier music and
avoided "ragtime" all week.
- Last but one came the Mill Plain and
Proebstel Band, membera of which,
when asked whether they played any
special piece,-proudly replied that they
would play everything that anybody
else played in the parade.
tjneer ajter cneer gxecica ui w"
of . little girls from Oregon City and
they received an ovation, when the
monh,n I.KnnHAll. Thev were tired
before the end of the-parade, but kept
at work bravely. - Their music waa
good. - . .'-f ' - .
IDAHO HAS 350 III LINE
LODGES -OF EIGHT TOWXS ADD
TO PARADE'S BRILLIANCE. ".
Boise, Wallace, Lewiston, Pocatello,
"Idaho .Falls, Twin" Falls ndy,
" Coeur d'Alene March- :
Attired in ' coatless . suits ; of . white.
with hats to match and - bearing . the
colors of the order, J50 uniformed Elks
representing the eight lodges in Idaho,,
participated in yesterday's monster pa
rade. Between 25 and 80 men were in
line from each of the lodges, which are
at Moscow, Boise. Wallace.. Lewiston,
Idaho Falls,-Twin Falls. Pocatello . and
Coeur d'Alene." Their appearance 'was
distinctly creditable to the "Gem
The fifth division in the : parade
formation was reserved exclusively for
the Idaho visitors, who did the rest
Wallace furnished the largest repre
sentation, having about 80 men in line.
Moscow, Boise and Lewiston each con
tributed 60, while the other 90 came
from the other1 four-cities.
F. 8. Ratllff. ex-Sherlff of Nea Perce
County and the "big" Elk of -the dele
gation, ' handled the baton' and headed
the proficient band organisation-which
accompanied the Idahoans. The uni
formed men An line were followed by
two automobiles, beautifully decorated
In the colors of the order.
"Maude," the trick: mule and mascot
of the delegation, was ''also present."
There was pothlng about the Idaho
Elks that would even suggest a: maverick.--
Even "Maude" was conspicu
ously branded with the letters "B. . P.
O. E." on -her sides. Besides, she laid
aside her programme" of -tricks long
enough to. complete the' line of march
in reasonably fair -decorum. .
Arthur Brlssette, of the Lewiston
lodge, was in the parade, but he did
not walk. Disguised as a farmer,, he
occupied the seat - of ' a small play
wagon, such as he owned in his boy
hood days, to which were hitched two
trained pigs. -Brlssette makes no pre
tensions of being a professional- horse
man, but had no difficulty In control
ling the motive power and caused no
stampedes among tne' spectators.-
Albany and Salem to Play.
ALBANY, -Or., July 11 (Special.)
Arrangements -xor iour duscdhii gamci
between the teams of Salem and
nk.. w... . Mmnlated todav. This
series of games virtually will settle
the champlonsnip-. oi - mo wiua.moi.io
Valley. The first game will be played
In Salem Sunday. -July Jl and the secr
ond game in thia.clty July -8ft The
teams again will meet at Salem Au
gust , and the fourth . garnet will be
played here August tl. If each team
wins two games of .this series aflfth
contest will be arranged. Albany will
play the McMinnville team in this
nitv nxf 8unday- ' " ' '
CAMERA CATCHES ELKS ON MORRISON STREET.
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POLICE BAND LEADS
Throngs Cheer as Patrolmen
MAYOR SETTLES PROBLEM
Organisation Is - Ordered to Partici--
pate in Parade at Last Minute. .
Music Makes Hit With
" . "
AH Along Route. .
And the Portland Police Band led the
Around that incident for a text, -col
umns of . recent municipal history could
be written. Few residents' or visitors
know how many little journeys to the
City Hall,-how much perspiration and
persuasion' preceded the relenting of
Mayor Rushlight, which came less than
12 hours before the moment set for
the parade to move.
The one discordant note of a week of
good-fellowship was, strangely enough.
over the music . question. Distant
rumblings began weeks ago when the
National council of . union musicians
served notice on the National officers
of the Elks that if certain bands were
brought here to play in the parade, no
union . bands would participate. The
Portland and National organizations of
the Elks took the stand that It was
not for them to dictate what music
their guests should - bring : with them,
and 'In Uhaf position th.e question, was
allowed to stand. . '
Ovtslde Bands la Parade. -,
The objectionable bands came and
were welcomed. The union - bands,
bound by the action of -their National
organization, stood aloof. -. Hurried ne
gotiatlona brought to Portland every
village band, drum-corps . and n8lse
produclng agency In the Northwest,
and made' an! excellent - showing of
music ' in yesterday's parade., '
- Early in' the' preparations 'Mayor
Rushlight announced that the police
men could not" play.: He said the rea
son was that -every available man
would be needed on the lines.: The
policemen say that the refusal was dic
tated by the unions.
When the police band was- ordered
but July 4 to . play In the parks, some
of the . members demanded to know
whether they were to play in the big
parade.. It was quietly given out that
they would be aiiowea io xuu
the answer been -to the - contrary, the
noMcemen would have refused to ap
pear July 4..' They had planned to get
together In their time on auiy ana
serenade the various Elk headquarters.
Just to show that they were In the
running. . , -
order la Srsrlae.
Officers ; of ' the Portland" lodge and
grand lodge made every ertort to; ttreax
h xnhararn. Ttaev offered four Bpe-
clal policemen, paid . by themselves, tol
replace each roemo-er oi me Dana; m
threatened political reprisals; .they
hrnlirllt nersonal : influence to bear.
Wednesday night the bandsmen went
home from their duty under orders to
man the ropes the, following day. : It
was near midnight when ordera came
from the City Hall that tney snouia
with their Instruments to head
the parade.. It was necessary to send
special messengers to the homes ot tne
policemen. . to ; notify them ot. the
And when the parade" marched yes
terday, the first organisation behind
the platoon ,: of police was Portland's
Police Band, playing rousing airs that
had more than the usual swing, because
Of the. note of triumpn inai waa an
overtone to' their- music
- And maybe they Just didn't get the
glad hand all along the line of march!
SCRIBES VISIT:; BREWERY
Writers "Are Entertained at Wein-
"' : .- - "l ' hard Plant. ' ,' . " :
Open r house ' was kept '. yesterday afr
ternopn' by the management of -Weinr
hard's brewery.-ia honor. ot the.Pprtr
land press, visiting newspapermen and
: Entertainment ' and refreshments
were provided and the visitors were
shown by members of . the management
about the bigjtest brewing plant of
the state. The cleanliness and the
scientific methods of manufacture, as
well as the gigantic scale on which
everything was done, proved a revela
tion to the guests. The reception was
held In the German room of the brew
house. The room is elegantly fur
nished in mahogany and is used as the
meeting place of Pacific Coast brew
ers. ; "
From the German room a balcony
opens to the top of the building, from
whicn the visitors were able to obtain
a magnificent panorama of the city. Ar
tistic watch fobs made for the occa
sion were presented as souvenirs.
Paul Wessinger, manager of the
Welnhard estate and of the brewery,
was host and delivered a ' speech,
which was responded to by several of
thnd rrBrit Mr. Wessinger was as
sisted by Henry Wagner, of the Weln
hard estate; Peter Wagner, naneo
Blakley. Emll Glutsch, Louis Damasch,
Louis Hannig, William Ashbock and
Ernest Miller. .
CALIFORNIA GIVES FRUIT
VISITORS FROM SOUTH GET
LUSTY CHEERS EX ROUTE.
Distribution of Oranges From Aato
Truck in Parade Makes Big
Hit "With Spectators.
California Elks, a thousand strong,
co-operated in making their part of the
parade one of the most attractive, in
teresting and novel features. The
i of Los Ansreles. San Francisco,
Santa Monica, Pasadena. Oakland,
Berkeley and other parts or tne ijoiaen
State were out in large numbers in
gala attire and won a great deal of
favorable comment. As columns of the
visitors from the soutn waiaea id
unique dress to the strains of lively
tii..ni. h.nH, the crowds kent us a
.illWtUIB " " - -
continuous applause, which only termi
nated when everyDoay joinea in -viii
scramble for large, juicy oranges from
r. . i p.Hnrnl, thrown! from a
OUULUClH ' .
float following the California division.
San Francisco was tne iirsi oi me
California 'lodges in the procession. A
drill team of 27 attired in natty purple
cutaway coats and trousers to match
with purple caps surmounted by white
plumes, preceded the general delega
tion of 38 which followed.. The 38 were
dressed In blue serge suits with light
felt hats and each wore a poppy as a
Sacramento was represented. by 60
Elks dressed In white felt suits with
blue belts and umbrellas of white,
trimmed with purple. On 'the handle
of each umbrella Was a purple pennant
with the letters in white, "Sacra
mento." ' .
Los Angeles Elks made a pretty ap
pearance with a delegation of 36 all
wearing white tailored suits, straw
hats with purple bands and white
shoes. They were preceded by a drill
team in white uniforms. Santa Monica
v... ie iaiIita mAmbers in line, all wear
ing blue suits, straw hats and white
shoes Each carried a bamboo cane.
Pasadena Elks in similar attire were
mixed in with those from santa raonica,
- Three Elks in troubadour costume
bore the banner of the lodge from Oak
land and led a delegation of about 25,
all dressed in natty white uniforms.
Berkeley lodge had 40 members in
line, with A. J. Sully at the head. All
- In Rat-hf lnr'n can and
gown, significant of the college spirit
of Berkeley, tne nome ui-i.ua univer
sity of California. Among those in the
line were professors at the university.
They made an Interesting showing and
won applause all along the line.
Lodges of the orange belt "of Cali
fornia treated the crowds to Juicy
oranges, half a dozen Elks on a huge
avto truck loaded with boxes of
oranges keeping . busy throwing them
to the scrambling crowds. From the
time the parade began until It finished
there was no lull in the industry of
the orange throwers. The crowds
shouted-and scrambled for the fruit.
Each person successful in getting hold
of one of the big oranges gave an extra
shout for California. . - t
Tne eniir. "- .. ........ -
threaten to strike beciuw of an order or
Chief J. nysrea ium m " "
vests " - - i
POLICE LINES FIRM
Crowd in Order.
LITTLE TROUBLE IS HAD
Cases of Rowdj-lsm Are Few and
Spectators Show Small Dispo
sition to Trespass Beyond
"Bring the babies to the front!"
That was the slogan which dominated
the police along the more than five
miles of the line of march. And the
little fellows were not slow in com
ing. With smiles on . their .faces and
content In their hearts, they'sat on the
curb with their feet hanging over, and
munched Ice-cream cones and peanuts.
The spirit of "Hello Bill" seemed to
dominate the hundreds of thousands of
spectators along the line as much as
the Jolly Elks In the parade, and the
policemen had a "snap." With surpris
ingly little friction the 600 regular and
special officers along the line of march
kept the enormous crowd back of the
ropes, with merely a show of author
ity. There were no arrests to speak
of, little rowdyism and almost none
of the odious crowding which has de
lighted the hoodlums In the night
Careful Preparation Made.
For weeks Captain Moore, put in gen
eral charge of the city for the occa
sion, has been studying maps and mak
ing his preparations, and his foresight
was well rewarded by the showing
made yesterday. Ropes had been
stretched along the march prior to yes
terday, and all the officers had to do
was to place the ropes shutting off
the side streets. Then their work was
done, for the great crowds showed lit
tle disposition to trespass.
Captain Riley and the sergeants
maintained command of the sections
assigned to them, while Captain Keller
led a well-groomed and well-drilled
company at the head of the parade.
Captain Baty and his detectives were
everywhere, with an eye to the slink
ing and predatory criminal, whose
handiwork was surprisingly small in
view of the circumstances.
Just as the Pendleton bunch swung
down the west approach of the Burn
side bridge, a citizen with the same
reason as the traditional hen started
to cross the road. Patrolman McCul
loch started in pursuit.
"Never mind, I'll get him for you,"
yelled a buckaroo on a prancing cay
use. Rope Haifa Clrlmen.
As be spoke, a hair lariat slithered
through the air, some 20 feet, and the
loop settled neatly around the shoul
ders of the errant cltlxen. The cayuse
set his feet according to his early train
ing, and then at a touch of the bridle,
backed cleverly into the crowd, tow
a very 'much pop-eyed citizen. And
the crowd Just yelled.
Patrolman Fones, one of the oldest
members of the force, had his back
the other way, when a band of rag
time Elks marching In the parade,
came up behind - him, and before the
officer knew it he was the center of
a "ring around the rosy."
In fact, policemen were the special
butt of the paraders, who seemed to
know that they could go as far as they
Commendations for the police end of
the big undertaking already are pour
ing in upon Captain Moore and his as
sistants, who by a consensus of reports
have placed the city in the best pos
sible light with the visitors. Examina
tion of the blotter at the police 'Sta
tion will be the poorest evidence in the
world, in future ages, to establish the
date of the big Elks' convention.
To accomplish the result, every po
liceman ' worked almost unceastnKly
through the climax perfbd of., the big
affair, and without complaint Heavy
eyed, they still were almost uniformly
courteous and forbearing and the body
of citizenry met them in the same
spirit... . . . . - - -
Live Elks and Pretty Girls Add to
Skillful" Conceptions of Cities and
Towns Sfany Realistic Ideas
Woven Into Designs."
Many were the magnificent floats
that evoked cheers from the hundreds
of thousands massed along the route of
the Elks' grand lodge parade yester
day. The various lodges combined
novel and beautiful features In such
a way as to attain a result that met
and even outdid the expectations ot
those who saw the glorious pageant.
Elks there were In all their regalia
on the floats and there were also
As each, float passed before the mul
titude it was at once pronounced the
best in the parade, only to have the
same persons break into renewed
cheers and make the same assertion
for the next in order.
The first float it would be unfair to
take them In other than the order In
which they appeared In the parade
was a large auto truck carrying thore
Elks who were too aged to endure the
hardships of the long march. It was
prettily decorated and the old timers
were heartily cheered all along the
line. With them was the "Veterans'
Band" with-their fife, drum and brass
pieces. While their own cheers mlglit
have been piping they played bravely
from start to finish,.
Next came Illinois with a gaily dec
orated automobile and then the Indiana
contingent with three well filled truck
loads of lodge members and the wo
men members ot their families, all the
floats being nicely arranged for the
Rhode Island Wins Laugh.
Then, while it was not exactly a
float, came a vehicle which brought
the crowd to its feet. It was labelled
"Two Rhole Island Clams." 'This con
sisted of a donkey, much berlbboned,
dragging a small cart In which sat one
enormous Elk. The lodge member and
bis vehicle were resplendent with the
colors of the organization.
Denver's float and it was a real
float came next Gilded elk heads,
sweetpeas and green, and a bevy of
pretty girls carrying white parasols
With purple streamers.
The children probably would vote
the Orange Belt float the prize piece
of the parade. A gaily decorated au
tomobile truck, bravely arrayed with
festoons of white and orange, and
loaded with boxes of oranges, was the
entry of the five lodges of the orange
belt of California. ' These were the
lodges of Riverside, Redlands, San
Bernardino. Pomona and Whittler,
CaL A continual shower of oranges
was kept up and from the seemingly
lnexhaustable supply the attendant
Elk kept throwing the luscious fruit
to those in the crowd. Not one or two
oranges at a time did he throw but
handfuls and the scramble by the chil
dren was not tfce smallest feature of
Tacoma Takes Prise.
Tacoma's prize winning float was ot
an entirely different order, but none the
less beautiful. Two large stuffed elk
occupied the forepart of the piece.
They stood on evergreen drawing a
magnificent chariot built of purple and
white sweet peas over a roadway of
ferns. The chariot was driven by two
charming little girls. The fine horses
drawing the float were resplendent in
the lodge colors.
Then came South Carolina in a coach
and four, decorated with elk heads and
filled with men In natty white hats and
dark suits. A trumpeter announced the
advent of the equipage.
Next wasn't a float either. It was
the Moscow, Idaho, entry, consisting of
a small go cart dragged by two grunt
ing brown pigs. In the cart was one
Elk, leading the Idaho contingent
which followed with band and. a large
force in -uniform.
. Eleven o'clock was the time. of day
all along the route for the novel North
Yakima float, which received honor
able mention. A huge clock, with the
dial at least 15 feet across, was
mounted on a large truck and beauti
fully decorated with masses of sweet
peas and foliage. But the feature was
not the clock as much as the 24 pretty
girls, 13 on each- side, who peered
through the apertures where the num
bers are on the ordinary clock. Just
the charming faces were seen on the
dial, but that Just was enough to make
the float bring forth cheer upon cheer
all along the way.
Ores' Towns fthow Well.
Salem had two decorated automo
biles filled with pretty girls and dis
playing the cherry emblem.
Pendleton's six stage coaches were
the next equipages, each with six
horses and each driven by the true
Western stage driver of early days.
Then followed a canvas-covered
prairie schooner drawn by four mules.
Eugene's three floats made the
crowd forget everything that had gone
before. First came an elk mounted on
a float bearing the emblem. "To Our
Absent Brothers." Next was a mag
nificent hunting scene. The large
platform was made into- a veritable
camp, with the little campfire burn
ing in the middle, two bear cubs
snorting at the top of a tree and bear
dogs barking wildly at the bottom.
Another bear cub, to which the dogs
paid no attention, played alone in a
corner. Stuffed cougars and the
brawny hunters armed with rifles com
pleted the scene. Eugene's third float
was a fish boat, on which was af
fixed two big strings of real fish
trout. Three fishers in the boat kept
casting their lines into the crowd as
the parade moved along its course.
Shepherds Float Attractive.
A mountain scene with shepherds
guarding their flock was the Hep
pner float. A magnificent mountain
sheep, alive, was at the top of the
mountain with the shepherds with
their crooked staves guarding him.
And well they had to guard the big
fellow, who didn't like the parade a
bit, but tussled every foot of the way.
Two pretty children, also with the
crooked staves, completed the party
on the float.
Albany's chariot in purple and white,
a solid festooned mass, was artistic
and charming. A large harp in front
acted as a shield, behind which were
hidden two beatftiful girls. Albany
also had a large float, -on which were
SO resplendent Elks, all gaily . an
nouncing their Joy at being alive, each
wearing the white plug hat and pur
ple and white uniform which were
such a feature of the Albany con
tingent of the parade. . .
Alaska Well Represented.
Ska g way, with two decorated au
tomobiles, and Juneau, with, one car.
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