The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 12, 1910, SECTION FIVE, Page 2, Image 52

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Annual Rose Show of the Portland Rose Society Ranks as One of the Most Notable Features of "Week's Progamme.
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THE Portland Rose Festival, which
ended last night, was notable for the
Rose Society exhibition at tho Ar
mory and for the nlgth and day parades,
which were viewed by thousands of resi
dents and visitors. On this and succeeding;
pages The Oregonlan prints Illustrations
from photographs taken by its staff pho
tographers of rose exhibits at the Rose
Show and of attractive floats and entries
In the automobile, horse and carriage and
Spirit of the Golden West parades.
The annual Rose Show given by the
Portland Rose Society, which opened
Tuesday afternoon at 8 o'clock and closed
Wednesday at midnight, will go down in
Portland, history as being the greatest
exposition of its kind ever held in the
city. It Is- even doubtful that it will ever
be eclipsed in the years to come.
In no other city in the world could
such a collection of roses be made. In no
other community In the country could
there be displayed Buch rare taste In the
selection of blooms, constituting the sep
arate exhibits. Likewise is there no other
city in the country where rose culture
has reached the height is has In Port
land. It is just such expositions as this,
coupled with the natural advantages as
to luxuriance of plants, that are respon
sible for the existence here of a super -knowledge
of the intricacies of rose-growing.
One finds men, women, boys and girls
possessing a scientific knowledge of rose
culture. Not to be familiar -with the
names of a score or so of varieties and
be able to talk them as with authority
has come to be an evidence here of the
"impossible." Unless this information is
had one is barred from only monosyllabic
conversation in local society.
To Portland women belong the credit
for the greater success of the show. It
seems truly remarkable, when one con
siders that the thousands of blooms were
only brought to the Armory ' auditorium
Tuesday morning and the work of put
ting them in place and arranging the
classifications commenced at 9 o'clock,
that the work of judging the exhibits
was able to commence two hours later.
The judges, Roland Gamwell, of Belling
ham. Wash.; W. S. Sibson, of Portland,
and J. H- Booth, of Roseburg, were very
painstaking in their work, it requiring
four hours to complete it. In the matter
of district awards much time was spent,
finally ending in Willamette Heights be
ing givn the first trophy. Mount Tabor
second and the Peninsula third. It was
some time before this could be unani
mously llecided upon. .This is the second
year Willamette Heights had captured
first prize.
Through a mistake or ja. lack of judg
ment in forecasting, it was announced
the show would be open for visitors at
a much earlier hour than it was opened.
Consequently, for two hours prior to the
time a great throng of people stood In
the sun and waited. . patiently, but not
without the utterance of criticism. Had
the doors opened at the scheduled time
not one-third of the crowd would have
been waiting. On Tenth and Eleventh
streets, centering at the two entrances,
the crowds stretched for blocks each way.
When the doors were opened there was
a mad rush inside. In the crush many
were almost suffocated. The fact that
nine-tenths of them were women made
conditions worse.
The management is open to criticism
for this and the manner In which the
multitude was handled. The auditorium
was not capable of accommodating more
than 6000 persons at one time, and at
that progress through the aisles was un
comfortable. Instead of usins; one en
trance as an exit both were used as en
trances and as exits. With equal force
the streams of humanity met In the
center of the auditorium, battling each
against the other, swirling, about and
milling without uniformity or direction.
It was suggested it would have been
much better had one door been used as
an exit and placards placed along direct
ing the throngs which way to move, mak
ing their course orderly and uniform.
There were plenty of policemen present,
but without direction from the manage
ment they were powerless to do anything
save Instruct the viewers not to touch
the exhibits.
1 For all that, however, which is a
minor consideration, serving only as an
object lesson for next year's show, it
was a big, grand success. Too much
credit cannot be given the- society for all
the other considerations Involved in the
conduct of the exposition.
During the 25 hours the doors were
open it is estimated no less than 75,000
visitors entered. After the first rush
Tuesday afternoon the crowds were not
so great, though after Wednesday aft
ernoon's parade it was almost equalled.
As the vast concourse moved through
the aisles, eagerly viewing the exhibits,
the uncomfortable number was forgot
ten. Criticism gave place to exclamations
of delight, which soon exhausted the
average exclamatory vocabulary. The ex
hibits were arranged on decorated stands,
hung In baskets and in pyramids. It
was an artistic arrangement, delighting
the eye. The heavy fragrance of roses,
spiced with the odor of the forest from
the cedar and pine decorations, charmed
the senses. Everywhere in the great hall
there were roses. The cool breezes en
tering through the door and open win
dows, accentuated the general pleasure
of conditions.
Mrs. A. C. Panton, whose beautiful
garden on Terrace Road has attracted
much attention, was awarded the prize
for the best specimen of rose 'exhibited.
It was a J. B. Clark rose, English as to
nativity; red as to color, with a decided
maroon shade. The petals were long,
wide and graceful in their lines. The
foliage was thick and heavy, averaging
up to the highest excellence under the
judging system adopted. It was first
brought into prominence by Harry Dick
son, of London, who developed It. He
was awarded a gold medal for it in 1905.
Mrs. Panton also won eight other first
prizes and nine seconds.
At a meeting of the Rose Society
Wednesday morning the awards were
read by Secretary George Tazwell and
were formally declared by President
Emmet Drake. There were, of course,
those who were disappointed at the judg
ing, but as s rule, disinterested persons
gave the judges credit for the excellency
of their awards and the fairness which
characterized their actions.
Only Criticism Made Is That Vehicles Which "Were Poorly Decorated Might Have Been EUminated With Benefit
to Pageant as Whole Board of Censorship Suggested for Next Year.
ELL, we're satisfied.
That was the consensus of
limit. Theirs was a display that charmed
everyone. Roses red roses, pink roses.
opinion of the thousands of white roses in fact, all kinds of roses
visitors from points out of Portland
who saw the horse and carriage parade
of the Rose Festival Thursday after
noon. Although a number of Portlanders
lad a kind of sneaking feeling, of
which, of course, they were promptly
ashamed, that the procession was -not
quite up to the standard set in pre
vious years, the fact that Eastern and
other strangers were pleased is the
one primary requirement
The promptitude with which the pa
rade started was, no doubt, one of the
factors that particularly pleased.
There were hundreds, even thousands
of children out watching the parade,
and when parents were able to take
the children to see the pageant and
take them home again without the lit
tle ones being exhausted by long hours
of standing, there could be no doubt
of their satisfaction.
But if the whole parade was not up
to a set standard, the undoubted ex
cellence of certain entries more than
saved it from any harsh criticism.
Portland's gallant fire laddies, with dec
orated hose wagons, engines, chemical
jarta and ladders, were cheered to the
were represented in the display made by
the Portland Fire Department. Roses
were used Bo lavishly that people were
actually staggered, and with the excep
tion of the Peninsula rose train and the
Rose Show, there has been no such prodi
gal display of the blooms in Portland.
Added to the decorations were the
presence of dainty maidens barely a
and 3 years old. One great engine
had a live Teddy bear chained to the
smokestack, while others had similarly
unique features.
Then the magnificent march of the
Portland mall-carriers could hardly be
passed over. Their display was
In one battalion. 12S strong, the
men swung; past, many of them with
the perfect step and carriage that only
comes from military training-. Their
mail sacks were piled high with the
blooms. They were headed by a run
aboilt bearing the title in- roses,
"Mail-carriers." Following- the bat
talion came a typical rural free-delivery
wagon, filled with rosea in such
abundance that the tiny wag-on was
almost completely hidden.
Other detachments that made & fine
showing- war thos from tho Port
land Hunt Club and Riverside Driving
Club. The huntsmen were in typical
English "pink," their scarlet hunting
coats, top bats and smart cord breeches
making them look like a clipping- from
any old English print of a hunting
scene The women were smartly
garbed in black, with effective three
cornered hats. Each, horse had a
wreath of roses or carnations, worn
around the finely-arched neck.
The Hunt Club section was well dis
played. The men rode on the outside
flanks, the Inside ones being occupied
by the women riders. Altogether there
were more than 50 in tne turnout,
which was headed by H. L. Pittock.
grand marshaLof the parade. Mr. Pit
tock was followed by his aides, Ralph
Jenkins, F. O. Downing, W. H. Warrens
and Harry Kerron.
Following t-ie Hunt Club came the
Junior Hunt Club, which made a capa
ble showing, although the members
turning out were but few and the uni
form not regular. However, each child
used his or her own individuality in
"dressing up" the ponies, and the re
sult was altogether satisfactory.
One of the most pleasing features of
the long parade was the excellent exhi
bition made in the float and special fea
ture class. The absence of anything gro
tesque and the presence of a large cult
1 Bert 34 Mme. Caroline TMtssta,
won by Mra. A. C. Panton
I Swiss Floral Company exhibit,
which won second prise of 960 la
sursery exhibit.
8 Best six Fran Karl Dranchal, won
by Mrs. M. L. Helbrsok.
Best slnsrle rose In nil exhibits,
won by Mrs. A. C- Kanton, with
hybrid tea (J. B. Clark) rose.
5 Best fonr white rosea, won by
Mrs. Willis Jilaher.
a Two prlse-wlnnem.
ship before which every entry must pass
before Toeing permitted to join the parade
lines, was the suggestion made by an
Easterner. Such a board would have
totally eliminated a number of the ad
vertising devices, which not being in
flowers, were clearly ineligible by the
rules binding each entrant.
There were, further, a large number of
regular entries which public sentiment
felt should not have been in the ranks of
the procession. These -were vehicles with
no more decoration than a. handful of
flowers. It is believed such entries should
be entirely debarred. a
In future years it has been suggested
that all entries for admittance to the pa
rade should be made in advance and
numbers then awarded, in place of the
judges and the official having to number
each vehicle and animal entry Just prior
to the start of the parade.
The fact that this was not done Thurs
day made the duty of the judges ex
tremely onerous and the fact that their
awards were so generally satisfactory is
an indication -of the ability with wnicl)
they performed their work. The Judges
were W. H. Cullers, G. H. Mulldorfer and
E- E. McClaran. ,
of worshipers of the beautiful . and the
unusual made the parade really notable.
Of the former class, the Japanese float
was an excellent example. Representing,
as it did, the exterior of a large Japanese
pagoda, with hanging bells and a com
plete Oriental "atmosphere," no one
would attempt to make any suggestion
for its betterment. Unfortunately, owing
to the promptitude with which the parade
started, the Japanese contingent did not
Join the parade until it had passed the
grandstand for the first time and also a
large part of the route which was not
covered the second time.
In the unusual class was the exhibit
of a paddock. on wheels by Fred T. Mer
rill. The presence of a Shetland mare
and her colt, with, famous race horses led
in the rear, was so interesting that tha
exhibit was the cause of numerous ex
clamations of surprise. Mr. Merrill clear
ly scored.
Little Mildred Keats will be remem
bered by a number for the dainty, child
ish way in which she handled her little
pony and its rose-embowered cart. Sev
eral thousand rosea were used up by the
Keats family in the unusual decorations,
which portrayed a dirigible balloon of
In witnessing the long list of entries.
the casual observer was moved to ask
one question: Why were so many really
mediocre entries permitted to Join, the
That thera ahould be a board, of censor-
Rose Festival Pageant, With Pive Miles of Flower-Laden Motors in Line,
Sets New Standard for Future Carnivals.
PORTLAND'S annual Rose Festival
for 1910 Is over, and with it has
passed into history the best auto
mobile parade ever held in the West.
Unanimous opinions of all persons who
were fortunate enough to witness the
pageant of self-propelled vehicles
agreed that this city had set a new
Every class of automobile was rep
resented, from the tiny runabout and
electric to the ponderous motor truck,
built to carry several tons of mer
chandise, and each was decorated in
a manner above reproach. Of course,
there were some owners of machines
who felt that it was a waste of time
and money to embellish their machines
with flowers, but these were in. the
minority, thanks to the energetic work'
of the committee having the arrange
ments in hand.
The whole-souled work of visitors to
Portland was undoubtedly the feature
of the parade of decorated automobiles,
and some Portland motorists were put
to shame by the showing made by the
outsiders. On the whole, however,
local motorists did themselves proud,
establishing, as they did. a new record
for the Pacific Coast in the way of
decorated automobiles.
Spectacle Delights All.
Infused with the festival spirit, to
say nothing of the spirit that is mak
ing Portland the foremost city on the
Coast, local owners of machines leaped
into the game of making a beautiful
pageant in earnest. Frenzied autoists,
bent on securing prizes for their ex-
1 hibits. worked day and night prior to
the great day to put their cars In the
best possible light.
There were close to five miles of au
tomobiles in the line of march, roak
lng a spectaacle which more than de
lighted the hundreds of thousands of
people who were banked on the sides
of the streets to watch the cavalcade
One splendid feature of the parade
was the "get-together" spirit which it
engendered between local automobll
lsts and lovers of the game from out
side cities. Oregon towns were well
represented, indeed, in the pageant, for
owners of machines flocked to the me
tropolis for the event.
Among those who deserve particular
mention was Captain McCann, who
drove a big Lozier here from Hood
River, and had It decorated in beautiful
fashion-for the parade. There were many
other automoblllsts from Oregon towns
whose names could not be secured, but
to them, nevertheless, belongs a great
deal of credit for the success of the
Seattle, all hall! Portlanders who i
In the automobile .game for the love of
it will always have a great "aloha" in
their hearts for the Puget Sound motor
ists who came here for the parade, de
spite difficulties that would have daunted
daring drivers as a general rule. Seattle
made a great showing, with about 30
cars in the line of march. Tacoma, also,
was here with about li or 20 machines.
Chief Credit Portland's.
Then, the car fsom Vancouver, B. C.
must not be forgotten. Driven all the
way from British Columbia to Portland,
tha machine was entered in the parade
here on time, and was given its share of
the crowd s plaudits.
To Portland, however, and the automo
bile men of Portland, must be given the
chief credit for the successful manner in
which the parade was handled. W. O.
Van Schuyver. chairman of the committee
of the Portland Automobile Club, worked
nlRht and day, and gave of both time
and money to make the affair the most
notable in the history of the city. M. C.
Dickinson, president of the local motor
ing organization, and Julius L. Meier,
secretary, worked with united energy, and
their efforts "bid fair to make them fa
mous as masters of the art of manipulat
ing a parade, the like of which has never
before been known here.
Manager Van Schuyver not only did the
work which made the parade, but he
also took interest enough to enter a
beautifully decorated machine in the
pageant. So surpassingly pretty was his
entry that the Judges were unanimous in
choosing it as the recipient of the grand
prize over all. There were other ma
chines, to be sure, which deserved great
credit for the manner of their decora
tions, but as one autolst was heard to re
mark, "Every one can't take the first
prize." '
M. C. Dickinson's decorative idea was
the subject of a deal of favorable com
ment, and some there were who contend
ed that it more than rivaled the entry of
Mr. Van Schuyver. But, again, there was
the car of Oliver K. Jeffery, dainty as a
picture in its setting of purple bachelor .
buttons, which showed oft to perfection
the glowing cheeks of the pretty girls
who were in It-
Henry Wemme, dean of Oregon automo
blllsts and the nestor of the game In this
state, was, as usual, well to the front
with his car in the parade. Mr. Wemme's
decorations took the -form of one of his
pet hobbles flying and represented a big
dirigible balloon constructed entirely of
flowers. The name of the air-machine
was appropriate "Rose City No. 1."
To the float of the Studebaker Company
must be given the palm for being abso- v
lutely the prettiest thing of Its kind ever
seen in the West. It was a butterfly ar
rangement, and was gorgeous in Its deco
rative conception. The float was in
charge of a number of beautiful girls.
Motor Display Unique.
In the motor truck class the White
Motor Car Company had one of the finest
entries in the parade. On top of a big
truck was a gas car which jwas "manned"
by a bevy of pretty Portland girls. The
machines were outlined In red roses, with
the word "White" in white roses show
ing on each side. It was an attractive
float, and the designers were "on their
jobs" all the time. Manager Eastman
also supplied. the official Oregonlan press
car of the parade.
The O. R. A N. Spokane "Flyer,
entered . by the railway company, carried
out the most noetel plan in way of deco
rations of the day, and the action of the
judges In leaving the exhibit out of con
sideration In the awards was the sub
ject of considerable comment. The float
represented one of the fast engines of
the road and was in chance of really.
truly, live railroad men.
A unique feature of the parade was the
cavalcade of police officers, each seated
in a Maxwell Junior machine. The offi
cers formed an escort for Chief Cox and
Captains Baty and Bailey.
Next year there will be many changes
In the manner of arrangements for the
parade, for with each succeeding year
comes experience. It is suggested that a
board of censorship be formed, which
shall ' pass on all cars entered and say
whether or not they are decorated suffi
ciently to permit them entering in the
parade. The only bad feature of this
year's pageant was the fact that a num
ber of autoists failed to decorate their
machines in a satisfactory manner. It
is also planned to keep out all cars which
are strictly of on advertising nature,
making up for this by having a special
parade for advertisers. This would arouse
competition, and would work out un
doubtedly to the advantage of the Rose
All In all. the 1910 parade was highly
satisfactory. There were many more ma
chines entered than was anticipated, and
the decorations were well varied. The
parade set a new record, but it Is hoped
that the standard will be excelled in
Fishermen P.Iead Guilty.
. ASTORIA. Or.. June 11. (Special.)
The two fishermen. Jacob Walupa and
Henry Sippola, who were indicted by
the grand jury In the Circuit Court yes
terday for illegal fishing last Sunday,
pleaded guilty today.
The law also directs the officer mak
ing the arrest to seize the boat and net
and sell them to the highest bidder, but
as Prosecuting Attorney Brownell con
sidered It a hardship for the men to
lsse the means of earning a living,
has taken the matter up with Fish
Warden McAllister, and It has been
agreed to return the boat and net to
the men. One of them has a wife and
nine children.