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xa . . . . , THE MOKyOG ClKECTOyiAN. SATURDAY. JULY 13, 1918. . '
RIVER FLEET TAKES
ELKS ON EXCURSION
Score of Vessels -Give Lodge
Members Scenic Trip on
DECK DANCES POPULAR
Impromptu Choruses Add Zest to
' Trip Fire Miles Cp Columbia and
Ragthne Straying Harmonises
With Boiling of Craft.
(Con tinned from first Pass.)
docks, the sawmills, flour mills and
the forest scenerjf of the West Side,
reaching the mouth of the river in
what seemed to be a remarkably short
time. Pointing their noses "upstream
the fleet scooted up through the draw
of the Columbia River railroad bridge,
skirted the docks at Vancouver and pro.
eeeded eastward about five miles.
As the boats passed Vancouver hun
dreds of people lined the banks and
cheered. The band of the barracks was
out and helped the bands on the boats
to fill the air with lively music. Rag
time music had the usual effect on the
feet of the excursionists and it was
not long after the band began to play
"Everybody's Doin- If that the decks
were surging with "Texas Tommy
dancing. Him Falls Overboard.
In the midst of the hilarity every
body on the fleet was aroused by the
cry "Man overboard." Looking into the
water the 6000 Elks saw a man battling
with the waves near the revolving
wheel of the steamer Tahoma. He ap
parently was a good swimmer and
fought desperately against the current
which seemed to be trying to drag him
Into the roaring torrent about .the
wheel.' The machinery was stopped
suddenly and the man swam away from
the Tahoma apparently nearly ex
hausted. He was rescued by a life-line
sent out by the crew of the steamer
lone and was later returned to the Ta
homa, where be was given a cabin and
soon dried out. He refused to give his
name to the officers of the boat or
others, declaring that he was all right
and there was no occasion for any rec
ord being made of the affair.
He fell off the lower deck of the
boat in a manner which could not be
explained unless it was that he slipped
on something. If it had not been lor
his ability to swim he probably would
have drowned before any of the boats
cou,ld have reached him because of the
fact that the river was filled with roar
ing waves from the wheels of the nu
merous boats. When the boats arrived
back In Portland and the crowds
walked off the Tahoma they gave three
cheers "for the man overboard."
Bands Play Dance Music.
Arriving at a point about five miles
above Vancouver the leading boat toot
ed Its whistle as a signal for all to
turn around and proceed back to Port
land, It being the 'desire of those who
ran the excursion to get the party back
to the cHy about 6:30 o'clock. The
trip back was marked by much pleas
ure, the bands furnishing lively dance
music and the crowds enjoying the
beautiful forest and mountain scenery
to the fullest extent.
" The Monarch led the procession back
and arrived In the harbor at exactly
6:30. The others pushed their prows
into the harbor and whistled their way
through to their respective docks at in
tervals of about two or three minutes.
A large number of the Elks who had
planned to" take the trip were late in
arriving at the docks and missed the
main fleet They were taken for trips
up and down the river in launches.
The excursion was one of the most
pleasant events of the convention, and
everyone who attended enjoyed the nu
merous features, even to the "man
COMPANY DENIES NEGLECT
Oregon Electric Official Says Sub
urban Service Was Sufficient.
That the Oregon Electric failed .to
accomodate the demands of patrons
between Garden Home and Portland
Thursday is denied by C. A. Coolldge,
general manager of the company. Mr.
Coolldge said yesterday that ample
train service was provided to take care
of all persons living along the line.
- "The Forest Grove train referred to
in an article this morning, did not stop
to pick up passengers this side of Gar
den Home." said Mr. Coolldge. "for the
reason that It was loaded to capacity
when it reached that point, but the
second section of the Albany Limited,
which followed the Forest Grove train
20 minutes, arrived in ' Portland with
64 passengers. " This train had three
ears and had a seating capacity of ISO
people. There was, therefore, 86 va
cant seats on its arrival.
"This train made all local stops be
tween Garden Home and Portland, In
cluding Capitol H11L for the purpose of
picking up those who were unable to
take passage on the Forest Grove
OREGON OCTOPUS IS HELD
Giant Fish "Will Be Preserved for
Field Musuexn, Chicago.
MARPHFIELD. Or.. July 12. (Spe
cial.) An enormous octopus which was
recently captured off Coos Bay is be
ing kept In cold storage and will later
be preserved for the Field Museum in
Chicago. Several large specimens have
been taken lately by the fishermen,
but the last one, which was taken by
Captain Peter Scott, was the largest
that has been, landed here. It has
been turned over to Dr. w. Hay den,
who has put It In the cold storage
plant where it will be kept until the
museum has given instructions as to
how It Is to be preserved.
Dr. Haydon has sent a number of
valuable scientific specimens of differ
ent kinds to the museum. Last year
Huron Smith, one of the experts from
the Field Museum, spent some time in
this locality fathering Information and
photographs relative to this part of
Oregon and Mr. smitn is expected nere
again this Summer to continue his re
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I, RIVER PROCESSION MOVING INTO THE LOWER HARBOR 2, STEAMERS
ELKS AT THE DOCKS 3, EXCURSIONISTS ENJOYING THE COOLNESS OF
4, EAGER ONES WAITING THEIR TURN FOR A PLACE ON THE BOATS.
VISITORS GIVE OPINIONS
Interviews With Soma Guests Within Portland's Gates.
BEAUTIFUL climate, hospitable peo
ple, a busy thriving city, wonder
ful scenery, luxuriously finished and
fitted buildings, above all prosperity
and commercial solidity. Such were
some of the terms used by delegates
who gave ' their " opinions on the city
before leaving. They are opinions
which one and all assert will not
change with the change In locality of
the speakers, and there was a sincerity
and an honesty- apparent In the re
marks of all which is somehow or other
absent from the speech of the man who
says nice things . because he thinks
people will like them.
JC Sawyer, exalted ruler of . the
.Michigan City lodge, was deter-
mufi a trpt his lTTinreaslons down cor
rectly, for he Insisted on writing them.
Here tney are: rorusoa i uxio ui
most beautiful cities I have ever vis
ited. The entertainment furnished by
the Elks, and in fact by every citizen
was the greatest ever, and all were per
petually looking after the welfare of
the visitors. The grand lodge certain
ly showed good Judgment in selecting
THE advancement : of the city and
Its marvelous growth were the
especially striking features in the opin
ion of C. E- L.' Thomas, of Calumet,
Mich- who was last here for the Lewis
and Clark Exposition. "No city of the
slae of Portland has such fine build
,? .. .! - -Si u:-x?-.7- TT-' ' '"
ings, while the abundance of hotels
almost forces one to ask bow they
manage to thrive under normal condi
tions. It - merely proves what solid
wealth there must be in the city."
WALTER . GILDMAN, Of New Or
eans, private secretary ' to John
P. Sullivan, said that. in future conven
tion cities would have to follow the
lead of Portland.- "Nothing was left
undone. That electrical parade of
yours beat anything I have . seen. It
has the Mardi Gras beaten, lengths.
What is more, aside from the conven
tion, the substantiality of this beauti
ful city appeals to me. One has only
to look at the buildings and the lavish
manner in which they are furnished
to perceive the wealth, of money and
the business prosperity in the city." '
PRED C. ROBINSON, grand secretary,
' who was here last December, ad
mitted his skepticism when told then
of the roses he would - find in bloom.
"I must admit now that not only have
w found everything as we were told
we should, but people certainly did not
overestimate the beauties of the place
or the number of roses we should find.
I was here two years ago and the
strides that the ' city has made since
then are more than remarkable,, they
are exceptional.' What is more I have
been all over the States since then, and
I have no hesitation in saying that
all cities with, a population the same
SrWWjfea Rial :1
If" ! K
T - 5fflMiiSk'
BEING LOADED y"TH J!A11P-Y
A WILLAMETTE RIVER BREEZE.
as Portland must fade away in com
parison." , -
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PORTLANDERS will be- glad "that
. Edwin M. Amies, of Altoona, Pa,
was able to make the trip here when
they read his words of commendation:
"The most striking feature to me is
the busy, bustling spirit that prevails,
even in Elks" week. The people here
are most open-hearted, . open-handed.
The city is one of great substantiality,
the best test of that being the fine
buildings already standing and the size
of those in course of erection.- I wrote
my wife yesterday that I am Inoculated
with the place and the people."
THE beauties of . the climate here
received especial commendation
from John Kehlor, ex-Mayor of Keno
sha, Wis., who has attended no less
than . 19 grand lodge sessions. - "This
is the first convention I have ever at
tended where the weather was fit to
hold it. let alone as lovely as it has
been all this week. The hospitality
handed to us by our Western brothers
and the perfect handling of eacH and
every detail down to the most minute
will not be equalled for a long time."
LC. FORD, of Albany,' Ga, past
exalted ruler, was most amusing,
Whether he really did expect to see
the conditions he speaks of or not must
be left te the Individual to Judge. The
conditions he - found seem to have
pleased him immensely. "I have been
to New Tork City more than once in
my life, and I had always considered it
the greatest city in the world till this
week. When I left home I told my
wife that I expected to see men walk
ing 'down the streets with a bag of
gold in the one hand and a revolver
la the other,- with lynching going on
nfh.r onrnai- at least Once a
day. What do I find? One of the
finest, most advanced and most
prosperous cities in all America. Ol
course," he added, "I was only Joking,
about the first part of what I said,
but it was suggested to me by the
opinions of many friends of mine "way
back East, who seem to think that
those dear old conditions still obtain
in the Far West." - x
jfrf3E prettiest place, the most beau
1 tiful flowers and the nicest peo
ple. Why, everybody is leaving here
with a good taste in their mouths."
said G. W. S. Howell, of Texas, one of
the grand lodge delegates, and known
all over his state as the "Long Horn.
Mr. Howell had other nice things to
say about the way the Elks have been
entertained here, but as he remarked,
"I've said that so often, that every
body must have heard it by now from
my lips, as well as experienced it for
JOHN W. MILAM, of Frankfort, Ky.,
said he was merely quoting the
general Impression of everyone from
the East when he said that the strik
ing feature of this city was her push
and rush and activity,'" "The decora
tions alone show a spirit of hospitality
unsurpassed by any city in whatever
. t. . , o aa vnii ttiav mention.
Jjau u I uia " - J - -
while i the number of automobiles
speaks for tne commercial souuuis u
this leading Western city and beauty
Br THIS time everybody knows
George N. Henry, of Ohio, if only
from his Elk tooth coat, but they may
not know that he has been to every
grand lodge -convention for the last 19
years. This is what he says of the
most recent convention city in compari
son with all others: "I have never had
a better reception. That does not moan
myself personally, of course." From the
number of interruptions, however, by
men and women who Just wanted to
give him the glad hand it was per
fectly evident, that his geniality and
generosity had won for him a great
place in the hearts of Portland people.
"I have not heard a single 'kick' on any
single point from any single or mar
ried Elk. ' What is more, they are all
as captivated with your city as I am.
Some of them have had the time to
go closely into the business conditions
obtaining here. They told me, notice
that this is not what they may have
said to any Portland person, but to me,
another outsider, that for. prosperity
and sound business conditions especial
ly during this year Portland 'looks
good to them." "
(fj LLi Elkdom of Tacoma will unite
f In giving Portland praise for
the grandest reception ever accorded a
lodge in the history of the world,"
declared George J. McCarthy, at the
Tacoma headquarters yesterday. "There
are 174 of us and that entire 174 goes
away with the idea tucked away under
their hats that the Rose City has not
only done credit to herself but to the
entire Pacific Coast.
"That there should be a city in the
Northwest that out-conventions the
regular convention cities of the East
has been a source of wonder, not only
to Easterners but to Portland's neigh
WM. BRIAR, of Dowagiac, Mich.,
president of the Michigan State
Association of Elks, and district dep
uty for West Michigan, was Just long
ing to say something. "I had always
beard a lot about Portland people and
their hospitality, and possibly when I
came here I was afraid things might
not be as fine as I had expected, but
I tell you in all seriousness, that the
city has far surpassed anything I had
ever imagined. The entertainment was
on a sumptuous scale, and the hospi-
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lajiij ' " - . -
everybody In this City of Roses has
)RTLAND'S showing at this con
vention will spur those Eastern
fellows to take the bridle off or bring
every big Elk meeting to the Pacific
Coast," declared W. S. Goudy, of Med
ford, who has attended every conven
tion In 20 years. "Before this the Los
Angeles meet has always been held up
... .,..;..., a a a rHtfrfnn. but Port
land has far surpassed anything the
Callfornlans put on. one nas provcu
her superiority over the much-vaunted
Southern cities and every , other town
that has entertained the Elks.
"There has been no graft, no exor
bitant rates and we have been really
entertained more than at any other
place. This is the most wonderful
thing about it the spirit that all Port
land, and not Elks alone, has shown."
a OUR beautiful residences are a
g great surprise to me,"' said W.
F. Hurtgen, from La Crosse, Wis., who
Is both past and present exalted ruler
of his lodge. "This is a city of beauty
coupled with business, a combination
which Is not often seen. It is so far
ahead of Eastern towns with far larger
population that there is no room for
comparison. If I had my way all
Elks' conventions would be held in the
West. The hotels, are excellent and
more numerous" than I should have
imagined, while the way the Portland
committee handled the arrangements
and the crowd was perfect."
BAPTIST CONVENTION HELD
Second Day of Young People's Meet
ing Is Well Attended.
i'l,. .onn Ho v of the Bantiat voung
people's convention was well attended.
Delegates are enrolled from Montana,
Arizona, California, Oregon and Wash
ington. Prominent speaKers n ph
i . in , v. a nroT-l,pH n m on T them
uuiyaicu . . -
Mrs. Mary E. Teats, of Chicago, Na
tional purity evangelist oi ma
Christian-- Temperance Union, the
j - nMfiiHsnt nf the Corre-
spondence School of Gospel and Scien
tific Eugenics. one is a. vij
speaker and holds her audience spell
i .j t-v, . ...nnH ntc rpss of the even
ing was by Rev. James W Kra,mer D.
D., 01 Bpoaane.
W. P. King conducted the "Quiet
Hour" and special music was rendered
by the ladies' quartet of the Highland
Baptist Church. During the day ad
dresses were delivered by Dr. C. M.
Hill, of Berkeley, Cal.; Miss Ruby Wey
burn, Mrs. Emily Banks. Rev. A. L.
Wadsworth, of South Pasadena; M. G.
Evans, Rev, F. W. Wightman, Profes
sor Boughton, of-McMinnville College;
t- 1 a Pnnlf nf Snokane. and
iH . iiimtc v
Dr. J. D. Spurgeon, of Portland. The
N la ae fnllnarfl-
pro gram ma i .....
Morning S:S0. quiet hour. Hlu Benle
n niki. Mariin, "X Stitdv In I in -
UW6III i Diuia . . ......
mortality," Rev. C. M. Hill. D. D.. Berkeley:
business; award oi uo. nnm , v,cl.mwu.
meeting and conference. Rev. M. L. Thomas.
D. D. ; round table and discussion. Rev.
J. t. Sprlnsston. Tacoma.
Evenlng 6:30, banquet at the T. M. C A
Toasts, general topic "New Ideals." (1)
. . t. . ' u-,. t
roe, Portland: duet. Obrad Gurin. Everett
Knott: ( Z f i l iiiicruBiiviniuKiiwuai
Work," Rev. Duncan M. McPhall, Portland;
reading, Mra H. Wyse Jones; ) In Social
Service, Rev. Carl William Globe, Aria
CITY SUED FOR $408,000
Robert Wakefield & Co. Would Re
cover on Tabor Reservoir;
The taking of testimony in the case
of Robert Wakefield & Co. against the
City of Portland, which Is now pro
ceeding In Circuit Court before John
B. Cleland, a former Circuit Judge who
HOTELS AND BUMMER RESORTS.
I 1 I 111 mm t I "S -
Wrieht-Dickinson Hotel Co- Props.
Writ-Dickinson Hotel Co., Props.
C. J. KAIFMAVS-, Msisger
A homelike hotel, pleasantly
located In the heart of the
city. All outslae rooms. Con
cert by Symphony Orchestia
In courtyard every evening.
lr . o 1 n ..I nil train
and steamers. European, y
(1.60 upwards. f -
House of Welcome Portland, Or.
Oar Mr-passenger electric Iras meets all trains. A
bigh-elass, modern hotel in the heart of the theater
and shopping district One block from any car line.
El rer day and no. European plan.
HOTttL CORNELIUS CO., Pronrleto.Ts.
J. W. Blaln, Pre. Fielder Jones, Vlce-Pres.
X OVERLOOKING THE OCEA.X,
OPEXED JUNE 1, WITH COMPLETE SUMMER CREW.
Manv new and modern improvements. Electric lighted. Rooms with or
wUhout bath Hot salt baths Tand surf bathing; pier for fishing Steam heat
and running water. Sea foods a specialty. The Slnlng-room and kitchen will
SS In charge of John Lehner, who Is well known through his connection with
the Arlington Club for past six years.
DLATSOP BEACH, SEASIDE, OR. DAN J. MOORE, Prop.
Is acting as referee, ts likely to occupy
several weeks. The suit is to recover
$403,000 from the city, an amount
which the contracting company de
clares is due as a balance on the con
struction of the Mount Tabor reser
voirs. There is jsome possibility of a
Attorneys Wilbur. Coovert and Man
nix are appearing for the plantiff and
Deputy City Attorney Tomlinson for
the city. The latter in his opening
statement, which occupied almost an
o.tii.n onurt iv. declared that the
company really owes the city about
$75,000. There nad aireaay ueeu
he said, by the city to the company
$450,000 and the balance and more, had
been forfeited as penalty for delay
In finishing the work.
Attorney Coovert, who made the
i .t.tamant ffir the non trac t In 17
upturns " . V . . ,
company, asserted that the delay had
been due to tne numerous i-nnij "
plans and specifications which the city
i i mnde and to the
failure of the city to deliver material
as it was needed. He declared that the
water board had admitted by passing
a bill for that amount that the city
owes at least $160,000.
The actual trial or tne case in on
,oi nf th, tilantift comnany is being
conducted by Attorney Mannix.
PARADE NUISANCE IS HELD
Man Who Cut Kopcs During Elks'
Pageant 3Iust Break Rock.
n .-ina- 1X7 O fl A TT1 1 n I S t P T ft d tO
Ocvei e tv a innri " ,
hoodlums who interfere with the po-
.1.. ii nvarlaa tt'lisn In Mlinicl-
lice mica oi joiOUCO ,
pal Court yesterday Jeseph Furie wis
. . 1 11. tn ton Aa-m
sentencea to tne ---j
for cutting a rope stretched along the
street. The arrest was made by Patrol
men Maas, Ennis and McMichael, after
they had seen Furie slash the rope
with a razor. He fought arrest and it
was necessary to handle him severely.
More than tne convenience of the
police is involves m . -------
the ropes stretched along the curb not
only keep a clear way ! k-
, . . mitsrlai factor in Dre-
DUl Ul ten .i c . " , -
ventine injury and even in saving lire.
w.i maAa nmm Inpll t bV
Tne case is ut-i -- . -
. . Mti . hai.flnsA of the effect it
tno oinucift . , . . .
Ia expected to have In future celebra
BANK CLEARINGS HOLD UP
Notwithstanding Holiday, Checking
Business Shows Strong.
. . . i. - x. An'A Knelnpjis riav was lost
-- . i. w,,ir in addition to the
general holiday' programme of the
Elks reunion, n1""""
lnes were nearly equal to the clear-
h rnrresDondlnir week of
last year. The totals were $10,801,000,
with a decrease oi omy . iim wcm..
The clearings yesterday reached the
i 1,1. rnrA nf I2C5fi.216.81. with
rBQtlinaMi " - - .
an Increase of $975,153.58 over the
clearances for tne corresponding oay
. . -v-aatArrlflv'M clearlnsrs wp.rs
last, y rza.i . . ' - . ...
not Included in the weeks totals, as
the clearance weea enos at inuiuj
noon, but will aid in swelling next
week's clearings to a big figure.
Farmhand Beats Woman,
mmn 1TAT.T.S. Idaho. Julv 12.
After beating Mrs. George Bybee at
Elva yesterday, ana ner a-year-oiu on
with a gas pipe, and choking her 20-
.u hahv. (i. E. Clark, a farm
HWHlllo-v. " ' -
laborer, was cornered in a hay field
and cut his own throat. Mrs. Bybee
and both children are in a critical con
dition Clark, at a nospiiai nere, says
he came from Pana, 111., and was drunk
when he committed the crime. He may
t i.im.rt service
and fireproof quality of the
building the leading hotel In
Portland, the Multnomah, offers
to the discriminating traveler
every comfort and convenience
found only in tbe best hotels of
the East. Nine stories of steel
and concrete, with 725 rooms
and suites, palatlally furnished,
with rates from tl.50 to 15 per
day, European plan. Motor
'bussee meet all trains and
H. C. BOWKRS. Manager,
j. m. bkuw.m:ll, Au't Mar.
modern in every
conducted on thft
$1PER WJf UP
MHIHE HEART OfTHE 0TT
FOR THE WEEK-END TRIP
Auto Stage kiectriV ho!
tel, Oregon City, every day at 2
HOTEL NOW OPEN; European
plan, rates reasonable. Best camp
grounds on the Coast.
Campers' auto bus for your bag1
gage. For further information
phone East 3138, or B 2633.
The SHELBUHNE, North Beach
Completely remodeled. Modern Improve
ments. Including bath. Enlarged capacity,
beautiful dining room. Now one of the larg
est hotels on North Beach. Shady porchea
and playgrounds for children. Croquet lawn.
Rooms large, airy and sunny. We raise our
own poultry. Reasonable rates and special
rates by the week for families. Make reser
vations by mall or wire.
Address Seaview. Wash., T. J. Hoar. Prop,
Ideal spot, modern family hotel, country
and seaside combined; ocean In full
view; large yard for children, croquet
ground, best cuisine and table service,
finhlnsr. Kllrf ha.thin&r.
POSTOFKICE, LOG BKACH, WASH.
.nrs. ueimnn, -rty.
Mt. Hood Auto-Stage
Leaves Dally 8 A. M.. Saturday 2 f. M
For V.'elche's, Mauliilns and Rhododen
Fare $SJiO. Round Trip C6.RO.
rhours Main 5056. A 3S11, or Call
ROCTLEDGE SEKD A FLORAL CO.,
1U8 --.cond Street, Neat Slorriaoa and
THE HACKNEY COTTAGE
Enlerited DluinK - Room Capacity and
Beautiful Surroundings and
MOST PLEASANT SPOT OH NORTH
unm onmforts. SDeclal rates by the
week. Make reservations by mall or wire.
Address, SEAVIEW, WASH.
Sea Croft and Annex
Snlendld location, factina; the ocean:
electric lights among the trees; large
sitting rooms wicn nrepiaces. Beet ot
meals served in Seacroft's dining-room.
Housekeeping apartments in the Annex.
Mra. W. E. Hntchlnson. Manager.
Ho! for Cascadia
Best mountain resort on Coast; beat
medicinal water, scenery, hunting and
fishing; nature"s own conservatory of
health. Auto or stage from Lebanon or
. Write or phone y
G. M. GE15EXDOBFER,