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CONCLAVE TO SEAN
Ft! UGH TO PORTLAND
Shnners Flock to City and
Local Man Will Run for
PORTLAND DAY SET ASIDE
invitation Extended to All Rose
City to Visit Seattle Wednes
day, When Parade Is Sched
uled to Take Place.
It will be a notable gathering the
conclave of Shriners at Seattle this
On account of the numerous diver
sified attractions on the Pacific Coast
this year, the attendance doubtless will
be greater than that of any previous
It is asserted that fully 90 per cent
- of those who attend the Seattle meet
ing also will go to San Francisco and
fSan Diego for the big expositions. All
these necessarily must pass through
Portland. Some have passed through
Portland already. Both Pyramid Tem
ple, of Bridgeport, Conn., and Rajah
Temple, of Reading, Pa., which visited
here yesterday, are returning from
.' California and will start homeward as
soon as the Seattle meeting is over.
Portland Man Candidate.
Much interest centers on the elec
tion of officers at Seattle on Wednes-
. day, inasmuch as W. C. Bristol, past po
tentate of Al Kader Temple in Port
land, Is a candidate for the office of
Imperial outer guard. The custom of
the Shriners is to advance each lm
perial officer one "ndtch" each year, so
the noble who is elected imperial outer
guard in due course of time i destined
to become imperial potentate the
highest office in the gift of the order.
'Most of the delegates who were here
yesterday- gave assurance that they
' will vo.te for the Portland man. The
New England States, New York City
and other cities along the Atlantic
Coast, are solidly behind him. Inasmuch
as he withdrew from the race last
year and helped to elect Conrad V.
Dykeman, of Brooklyn. N. Y., to the
office that he now seeks.
! Seattle Olves Support.
Seattle and the other cities of the
Northwest likewise- are supporting him
because of the tremendous effort that
he made at last year's conclave to
bring the meeting this year to Seattle.
It was his speech at" the Atlanta con
clave, it is said, that won the 1915
session for Seattle. He has active com
petition, however, from John T. Buck
bee, of Tebala Tempje.
Portland haa beei further honored
by the Seattle committee in charge of
arrangements. Wednesday, the big day
of the conclave and the day of the
great parade, lias been designated Port
land day. "Everyone In Portland,
whether a Shriner or not, has been in
vited to attend.
- Al Kader Temple, of Portland, will
be well represented with its uniformed
patrol and band and . with more than
600 other members.
The present imperial potentate is Dr.
Frederick R. Smith, of Rochester, N. Y.
Henry F. Niedrlnghaus, Jr., of St.
Louis, Mo., the present imperial chief
. rabban, will be elected imperial po
tentate at Seattle, and is expected to
visit Portland later in the week.
Put Potentate In City. '
Among the distinguished visitors in
Portland yesterday was H. C Aiken, of
Omaha, a member of Tangier Temple
and a past imperial potentate. He pro
ceeded direct from Portland on the
Omaha special train instead of taking
the steamer and automobile trip down
the river from The Dalles.
Harry E. Allen, past potentate of
vAntioch Temple, of Dayton, O., was one
of the "stray" members who arrived
on the steamer Great Northern from
San Francisco. He says the Central
West will be well represented.
It is reported that Port Worth and
Houston. Tex., each will make an ef
fort to secure independent temples at
the Seattle conclave. Fort Worth
members now are affiliated with Hella
Temple at Dallas and Houston members
with El Mina Temple at Galveston.
Topeka, Kan., also may try to secure
an independent shrine, it is said. The
Topeka Shriners now must go to
Leavenworth, Kan., to join.
POTENTATE LEADS PILGRIMAGE
Special Representative in Charge of
Dallas Nobles' Trip.
C. W. Davis, potentate of Hella
Temple, is special representative to
, the imperial council meeting, in gen
eral charge of the pilgrimage of the
Dallas Nobles. The arrangements com
mittee consists of C. W. Davis, C.
"W. Hobson and Mike H. Thomas. The
official representatives of Hella to the
imperial council are: Sam P. Cohran,
C. W. Hobson, Edgar L. Pike and Mike
H. Thomas, each a past potentate of
Hella Temple. Every temple in the
shrine, regardless of its size or the
number of nobles attending the an
nual gatherings, is allowed four official
votes in the imperial council, and the
representatives are usually chosen be
cause of long and conspicuous service
in the order.
Members of the Hella Patrol of
Dallas on the trip are: W. R. Ellis,
captain; W. H. Noble, first lieutenant;
Colby E. Smith, second lieutenant; W.
F. Bane, W. L. Byrd, T. B. Byrnes E.
A. Doty, E. W. Edwards, C. C. Hall,
John C, Harris, Lawrence Kahry Walter
Liebman, John E. Lee, Frank O. Long,
-,T1ex H. Mackenzie. Harry Moses, J.
W. Pat Murphy, F. D. Paulis. James B
Powers, H. W. Phillips. George G. Reid
Dr. U C. Snowden, Mike H. Thomas,
Jr.. F. D. Thomas, Dr. Harry L. Whit
taker -and Robert Williams.
Members of the Hella Temple Band
and Drum Corps -are: Dr. -Harrison B.
Cave, manager; W. A. McDaniel, leader;
John Bloomer, S. L. Brown, Leonard
Carson, M. O. Curry, G. V. Conlisk,
E. L. Doyle, L. B. Erwin, A. S Fon
vllle. C. B. Hall. Henry Hall C H
Huvelle. L M. Jackson. George H
Jordon, Leslie Kelly. C. E. Moore J
N. Previtt, Jack Ragsdale. Joe Ray
T. L. Robertson. E. A. Rulfs. Harry
Samuels. X. B. Sanders. Jacob- Schrodt.
"W. H. Slider. E. A. Thatcher Moss
Thomas, John P. Tucker, Herman
Tweedy H. G. Waters. S. M. Wallace
Fred Wilkins. Sam Williams. Thomas
farrell. Jr., ana L. j. Harris.
There is one member of the Tangier
Temple, from Omaha, who brought his
wife and three children with him. In
the excitement of the day they became
separated. The wife and children were
taUen in charge by a Portland Shriner.
In the course of the afternoon they
landed on the Sellwbod ferry. Harry,
a little fellow of 7, demanded to stay
on the "boat." When a reporter ran
into the party they had traveled back
and forwards across the river five
times and the end was not yet in sight.
At that time the youngster was "as
Fisting" the deck hands, the engineer
and the captain in their various duties.
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HELLA TKMPLB . IREME DECKER. MARIO RETTM An M H .
D. SMITH. OF MBR1DIW. COJiS,
PUBLISHER IS ACTIVE
DALLAS $HRER GIVES TIME AND
TALENTS TO PHILANTHROPY.
Georare B. Dealer. Responsible fur Mu
nicipal Inprovemt, Heads C'hala
of Texas Newspaper.
- George B. Deaiey, a member of the
Hella Temple party, is a leader In
iJallas and Texas in all municipal im
provements, civic development and pub
lic welfare undertakings.
Although he is the executive head of
the largest newspaper interests in the
South, Mr. Deaiey has Riven bis ener
gies to the organized charitable, civic
and commercial bodies of Dallas in an
unusual degree. He has Ions been a
member of the board of directors of
the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, con
sidered one of the most - aggressive
bodies of its kind, and for Borne years
has been president of the United Chari
ties of Dallas. Ha campaigns for mu
nicipal improvements In Dallas alone
definite "city plan . resulted in the
employment by Dallas of George E.
Kessler, of Kansas City, known as "the
man who made Kansas City beauti
ful." Mr. Kessler prepared, after much
study and consideration of local con
ditions, a "city plan" for Dallas which
gradually is being realized. '
Mr. Deaiey Is vice-president and gen
eral manager of the Dallas Morning
News, the Galveston Daily News, the
Galveston semi-weekly Farm News, the
Dallas Evening Journal, the Ialla
semi-weekly Farm News and the Texas
Almanac and Btate Industrial Guide.
The "Oal-Dal Newses" and the associ
ated publications are Issued from the
offices in Dallas and Galveston. 316
miles apart. The two buildings are
connected 'by leased teleirraDh wires.
'whereby the Dallas and Galveston edi
tors or other department beads may
confer as is necessary, in addition to
the exchange of news from North and
South Texas over the private wires.
A party of touHs reached the Mult,
noniah Motel at tne same time one of
-the delegations of Shriners got in.
tne reception committee had about
40 automobiles lined up to take the
Shriners on a tour'up the Columbia
Highway and the tourist party, which
had. come by way of Seattle, mistook
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the lineup of automobiles as one of
the customs of the country in welcom
ing strangers to the city. They helped
fill up the automobiles aa long as the
macnlnes lasted. The committee had
ten more machines salted away for an
emergency. These emergency ma
chines were filled up too.
Then the mistake was discovered.
But the local committeeman were
good fellows and the visiting tourist
party got an automobile trip along
with tha Shriners.
w. J- Hofmann. general chairman oH
the committee, and E. J. Jaeger lost
practically all of their beauty sleep
last niht on account of rhe fact thst
the O.-W. R. & N. special, carrying K)
Jebel Temple, of Denver, and Tangier
Temple, of Omaha, gained four hours
on its schedulo on the way West.
Mr. Hofmann went to bed late, leav
ing word with the O.-W. R. & N. train
dispatcher to call him up if anything
developed. The dispatcher called at
4:45 A. M. to inform him that Kl Jebel
and Tangier would reach The Dalles
four hours ahead of the time tbey were
"Hold 'em If ydu can," yelled Mr.
Hofmann over the phone. "Talk to
'em until I can get downtown."
The programme had been planned to
a nicety, and this news from the Den
ver and Omaha party set the whole
thing out of Joint.
Mr. Hofmunn routed K. J. Jirer out
of his slumbers and the two of them
broke al: traffic regulations a-tttlni;
over to th train dipaf ber office to
implore El Jebel and Tangier to kill
all the llmi thy could before ther rot
into Tn.) Dalles.
Parties of Shriners from Connecti
cut. Pennsylvania and other states
which cam- in early wer-s routed out
over the Columbia Hilhwav with tho
Intention of connecting wlih the
steamer Dalles City at Casrade Locks.
There tho automobile parly was to
board the boat, changing places with
the Denver and Omaha crowd, which
was to come" by water from The
The rpeclal sueen-rtel In kllllnir two
hours and a half of time to The Dalles,
the party was routed ou: oT Portland
ps per schedule and then the comrrlt
tee pjt 1n lt. cparv moments the ret
.f the afternoon wjn.'rrin;; If ths cn
i tions would be made .n the Cascade
- oUs all r Kit.
"It took fast footwork." a'd the
chairman of the committee lat w'.ght.
"but we got things stra'ghtened up s'.l
right at last."
WOMEN WHO CAME WTTn THEM
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SHBIUERS JAILED; JOKE
, RAID, CLEVERLY PLANNED.
" FIRST CAUSES ANGER.
Tvs me Rales Allea-c4 te Have Bees
Violated, aaa Pretests Freaa Visiters;
Fall tm VVIa Case.
Shortly before 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon 34 automobiles had congested
traffic at Third and Oak streets, when
the occupants Shriners and their wive
were made aware 'suddenly of the
appearance of a large, squad of blue
coats, headed by l'o!l-e Captain Moore,
waving a red-covered booklet of traffic
rules in his hand.
"This sort of thing won't do." he an
nounced. "Oltlcers. arrest the men In
"Hut say. we're Shriners. an " rose
a volume of protest.
"Don't care who you are. you are
violating the traffic rules of the City of
Portland." Interrupted the Police Cap
tain. "Take 'em to Jail," was the sec
ond remark to his men.
Volubly - protesting against the In
dignity to which they were being sub
jected, and the Interruption of their
ride on Portland boulevard. the
Shriners were led Into police headquar
ters, escorted by Police Captain Moore.
Sergeant Thatcher and Officers Hunter.
Wells. Anderson. Malnwarlng. Weil
brook. Hcppner. Owen. Ilenncssy and
"This thing ain't right: we're vlltors
here, and this ain't hospitality." ob
jected one portly Shriner, whose
threatened at every motion of his head
to slip from Its precarious position on
his bald pate.
"I want to see the fellow that ar
ranged for this ride thst hss ended
with our being Jailed. complained an
other who had tread the burning sands
as a novitiate.
"Funny looking Jail." was the com
ment as the men were led Into the un
b erred asrembly room at police head
quarter. There Portland Khrlnrrs who
had planned this little raid were wait
ing for the unfortunate visitors, and
upon their appearance surrounded them
with shouts of glee. Overwhelmed by
numbers and the co-operation of the
ptlrvliuiiD, the visiting bhriucrs bowed
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meekly to the command to don clown
garments of varl -colored hife.
When garbed as circus comedians the
visitors were then turned loose to wan
der back to their machines and finish
their trip, the cynosure of curious eyes
along the route.
Kl Kalah Temple, of Salt lUake City.
was swinging up Broadway during the
atternooiatn half a doun automobiles
Three of them bad passed Stark street
when a long line of automobiles mak
ing up a Chinese funeral procession
lurnea into the line or travel, and so
they traveled north on Broadway the
three car packed with eager, enthusl
aslio wearers of the fes. then the
hesrse and half a score of machines
filled with Orientals, and lastly three
more cars of Shriners. As far as the
eye could reach this was the way they
The lure of an amusement park
proved sufficient to draw some 100
Shriner from the downtown festivi
ties. At least that number- added a
garish touch of color to the trail at
the Oaks, while fully a score hung
"their clothes on a hickory limb. met
aphorically, and went la swimming at
SHRINERS WILL VISIT FAIR
Hella Temple, of Dallas, Making
Tour hy Special Train.
Hella Temple, of Dallas. Tex.. I mak
ing the Western trip thl year. on a
special train from Paliaa to Seattle
with only five stops, primarily, of
course, for the purpose of participation
In the Imperial Council meeting of the
Shrine at Seattle, but In addition the
Dallas Shriners are planning "big do
ings" at San Francisco, where July 1
ha been designated "Dallas day" at
The Hella Temple band and drum
corps and the Hella patrol will head
the Dallaa parade In San Francisco, to
take place at noun July 1. and during
the afternoon will htv charge of the
programme to be.conducted at tha Texaa
building tn the exnoalllon grounds.
The Dallaa Shriners will sail from
Seattle on one of the ship of the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company, so as
to reach San "Francisco Sunday. July If.
in time to make final preparations for
tha Dallaa day stunt tb following
WHO ENTERTAINED TH E( .
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THREE PARADES GIVEN
DALLAS ailRINKR. " ARRIVR
LOM.KST SPECIAL ROITCD,
Leader ( Ceatlearat I-aeda I'ert
laad's Progress I vr a ea and Is.
. elal Sea? le Dedicated.
The Hella Temple Band and ratroU
from Dallas. Tsxs. gave three parade
In Portland yeaterday. Including a con
cert at tb Portland Hotel Jut before
marching to the Great Kortnern station
at midnight- The Hella special, carry
ing a party of 1)7 Noble and their
families from the Txa metropolis. I
the largeat Shrine special brought over
the mountain by the Great "Northern
according to F. T. Holmea, of Kanaaa
City, district passenger agent of the
Great Northern, wbe accompanied the
Hella special from Dsllas.
"Portland I the one beat bet. o
far. ald C W. Davis, potentate of
Hella Temple and In general charge of
the Dallaa parly. Mr. Davis, who 1 at!
the bead of the Weitlnghouse Kiectric
Interest In Texaa. expreoed great In
terest In the Impressive buinea ap
pearance of PorlianJ downtown sec
tion "Most cf the Dallas crowd are visit
ing Portland for the first time." he
said, "and e are frankly astonished,
and of course et.tireiy delighted with
this city. We claim to have in Dallas
the best business town of Its stse on'
earth, but since visiting Portlsnd we j
wi: grant that when we become as i
Urge a you ar which w expert to!
d w will have our hand full to
equal your enterprise In other rartl-.
At the station last night the Hella'
party gave Portland Ihe "style orr
before leaving e.rollirklnir little Jingle
Intended to convey the last word of;
praise to the person or city designated. I
It runs about I'ke this: I
Thsy ser thst
Old Perl'.SBd, she
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But ansa sir: all the wh
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CITY GIVEN SHRINERS
Delegations Arrive From Many
Points and Are Welcomed.
MUSIC ENLIVENS FESTIVITY
One Party Taken tfp Columbia Thy
SetnfT, Another Along Hlver
Htrtmar t. y Motor and Change
Is Made at Oneonu Gorjre.
0ntlisu3 FYfrn Frl
Iween the cttice OuiiJinas tn the oown
And the Dallas people didn't seem
very murtt Impressed when the Port
land folks with customery conceit
stsrted to blow about their city.
Tsll buildings, scenery, pretty resi
dences, climate and ail the standard
set thst are pointed out to s'rans
rs are readily duplicated In Dallas,
according to the comment of some of
the Dallas visitors.
"Have you ever been In Da11a?"
avked one of the dashing Dixie belles
when a member of Al Kader temple
seemed to question the remarkabls
recent growth thst the attributed to
her home city.
"Oh, ye. I was there two yesrs ago."
anawered the Al Kader chap patroniz
ingly. But you ought to see Dallaa now."
he c-ooed enthuclasticaliy.
The Dallas people were escorted to
the Portland Hotel by a committee
headed by K. W. Schmeer. The Al
Kader band and patrol were back on
the job for thl pleaoant duty. The
combined band of the two temples
served to attract large and admiring
crowds over their whole line of march.
lromptly at 2 o'clock the ever-faithful
automobile battery reported at the
hotel and carried the Texan over a
four-hour scenic course that fursished a
fcart for all eyes.
Read " eerta tilveta.
The Hella temple band added to the
gaiety of the day - by a series of con
certs in front of lbs Portland Hotel in
the late afternoon and early evening.
Another bend was borne on the spe
cial train with the Kansas f-brlners
who avvlved over the o.-W. li. 4k N.
line soon after noon. It was Marthall's
famous band of Topeka, which is en
gaged by all Masonic organisations for
Tb Kansas special carried represen
tatlvea of Abdallah temple, of Leaven
worth, and 1st temple at Saline. H. W.
Plies waa chairman of a committee of
Al Kader temple that escorted this
party to their hotrla. They were given
lime for lunch and then were wblsked
out In automobiles a far as Crown
Point on the Columbia Hirer Highway,
where they obtained a vivid Impression
of the scenic wonders hereabouts. The
view from the point, these Kansana.
were forced to remark, contracts grand
ly with the flat, prairie country of their
Jess UasswelU of Portland, a mem
ber of Abdallah Temple, greeted many
old-time friend, but not so many as
te exported to meet.
Ir. Lrlas4 rreaadeeU
"You eee." he explained. "I have been
away from Topeka now for eight years
and a lot of new Mood has come Into
the temple la tbat time. But It only
goes to show how those Kansaa town
Dr. Frank L. Lov-land. pastor of tha
Flrt Methodist Church, was signally
honored by the visiting Kansans iaat
Bight when tbelr band proceeded to tl.e
church at Tw:fin and Taylor sirens
and gave him a rousing sernse Just
before the serv k-s started. Dr. Dove
land Invited them all to hear hi ser
mon, and many excepted. Dr. love
Isnd, until recently, was pastor of the
Piral Church in Topeka. and. while he
la not a flrlncr. Is popular with ell
members of the organlsaticp. and many
ouht him a oon a thev arrived.
Tangier Temple, of Omaha, and Kl
Jsbel Temple, vf Denver, were treated
to an unexpected entertainment on
their way down the Columbia Fiver
yesterday.' When their train got to The
Dalles they were "shanghaied" and
rushed on board the steamer Dal.es
City, which had been, chartered hy Al
Kader Temple for thl purpose. While
their train proceeded emj iy down the
river the rarr..ers rod leisurely In
the eteamor. Al Oneonia liorit ihey
exchanged places with the Rajahs and
the Pyramids and came to Portland by
Jkleanwhtie a large rr,y cf miscel
laneous t-hrlner came in on ihe regu
lar train and steamer. More than 100
of them cam up from ban Kranclsco
yesterdsy afternoon on the steamer
A special train carrying Jerusalem
Temple, of New Orleans, passed through
Portland at noon without stopping
here. Many Individual New Orleans
memVers left the train, however, and
remained in Portland until midnight,
proceeding then to Seattle on the reg
Another train carrying Mississippi
Shriner passed through early In the
afternoon. The member of this party
will be bark In Portland after the con
vention thl week.
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