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THE SUNDAY OHEGONIAN, PORTLAITD, MARCH 15, 1914.
OH, LIST TO YE TALE
OF SKIERS BRAVE
SCENES ATTENDING SHRINERS, FIRST REHEARSAL FOR THEIR COMING CIRCUS
Allah Be Praised! His Servants
Are Spared After Encounters
With Beasts of Desert.
NOBLES GIVE-HYENAS ALMS
Musselmans, at Hour of Prayer, I n-
Toke Aid of Mohammed and Go
' t Scathless Through Peril of
Camel, Elephant and Horse.
Wild camels an Shriners may lie
Ion in peace together like the fes
tive lion and the roaring lamb, but
take a fez-wearing Mussulman and
turn him loose with a weak, pale,
pimple-hided elephant, one of them is
troingr to run, and it isn't the pachy
derm. At least it wasn't a couple of
days ago when a flock of Nobles be
longing to Al Kader Temple whizzed
out to the Country Club grounds to
Bo through their paces with A. O.
Barnes' menagerie as a part of the
preliminary training for the three-day
Shrine carnival, which will be held at
the Multnomah field April 16, 17
Potentate Harvey BeckwlUi and Director-General
HutchinBon acted as
chaperones for the crowd of .15 Nobles,
most of them in their dress suits, and
Die first thing that happened was when
Hutch took off his shoes and tried
to do a bareback stunt on a great
big Percheron, which doubles under
the main-top as a mount for the per
forming lions. The brave young Noble
'llmbed onto a ladder and then onto
the roof of the horse and then fell off.
After four efforts, Hutchinson man
aged to stay on deck long enough to
Then came the herd of camels and
"Now, this will be some sport," yelled
Arthur Finley, as he sidled up to a
"Lizzie"-looklng- sort of a beast with
a neck like a pretzel.
"Qit on," hollered "Rube" Foster,
who Is to be the boss of the "spielers."
Camel Not for Finley.
Finley got close enough to let the
camel chew all the silk tassel off his
fez and then he guessed it was time for
the officers of Al Kader to ride the
By the time that Potentate Beck
wlth, Past Potentate Tomasini and No
ble Morgan had been hoisted onto the
ridge-board of the camels, the Country
Club grounds were filled with a curious
throng And the camels wanted to go
back to their stalls and drink. It
seemed that the traditional eight days
Al Barnes and two or three of the
trainers muttered some sort of a Mos
lem prayer, which made the camels
prrin. and the cameramen finished their
About the same time the crowd dis
covered the newly-painted pet zebro
chasing Foster around a hay wagon. -
"Hurry up and take us quick be
fore one of us gets tired," puffed
- "Rube." He and the zebra were led
back to the barns.
Then the four big elephants, Ruth,
Pearl, Jewel and Babe, shuffled out of
their quarters and lined up for the
Shriners. Harvey Beckwith, George
Stapleton and "Billy" Grace were se
lected to tune up the huge animals
after Hutchinson had made a feeble
effort to join the trio. He failed even
after "Ruth" had wrapped her trunk
around him and raised him high enough
to roost, tailor-fashion, on her bulky
"Lemme down or get me a howda,"
squirmed "Hutch," amid roars from
the rest of the crowd.
Brave Nobles Say "No."
"Anybody else want on?" asked
Barnes. Whereupon Tom McCusker,
"Bill" Davi3 and W. R. Boone all re
"No, we do not. We never herd ele
phants except on Saturday night." That
means something that nobody but a
"fOn of the prophet" knows . anything
Then, with the elephants and camels
grouped for a background, the whole
irlbe of Mussulmans gathered in front
and posed for the snap-shooters and
The quartet of Shetland ponies didn't
scare the visitors so badly, and some
of them rode around for a while and
I hen headed for the den of Hons, where
in a string of cages 37 of the "kings
of beasts" were growling away waiting
for their afternoon feed. Not a one of
the Nobles had the nerve to enter the
big training pit and pose for a flash
light with two of the oldest and tamest
if the brutes, but finally Past Poten
tate Tomasini and W. M. Davis, captain
of the Arab Patrol, pulled a stunt that
was more hair-raising than all the rest
After the animal men had subdued a
louple of the most vicious hyenas in
the entire "zoo," Davis and Tomasini
entered the steel-barred cage and held
the grave-looters and fed them cake
for about ten minutes, while the scen
ery was bing fixed up for a real action
picture. The hyenas took -one look at
the two intruders and then lay down
and whined piteously till their tiain
ers took them back to their cages. The
hynenas were more scared than Davis
Bear Musses Vp Tomasini.
The wrestling bear and the boxing
kangaroo afforded 15 minutes of hilar
ity for the whole crowd, while some
body was being selected to go through
the sprouts with them. . Hutchinson
took the kangaroo and a pair of box
ing gloves and went four rounds, and
then Tomasini, the only one with any
nerve left, tackled old bruin for two
rounds, and then the spectators pried
them apart. The bear didn't get his
clothes half as dirty as Tomasini did
in the melee. t
Miss Mayme Saunders, one of the
cleverest equestriennes in the business,
gave a splendid exhibition with her
beautiful dancing pony. Bob Chocolate,
which resulted in her being voted the
mascot of Al Kader Temple. She made
"Bob" dance the tango and several of1
the latest style steps which are now
the rage at cabarets and afternoon
Potentate Beckwith, on "Fashion,"
and Director-General Hutchinson on
"King," two performing ponies, rode
a short race, in which neither won any
medals for horsemanship, but spent
most of their time hanging on.
The Shriners who took part in the
rehearsal with the animals were: Il
lustrious Potentate Harvey Beckwith,
Chief Rabban George W. Stapleton,
Assistant Rabban W. E. Grace, Orien
tal Guide Thomas McCusker, H. T.
Hutchinson, captain of the guard and
director-general, and Nobles R. W. Fos
ter, W. L. Morgan. Arthur L. Finley,
W. R. Boone and W. M. Davis, captain
of the Arab Patrol.
Another rehearsal will be held this
week, when all the Nobles who can be
rounded up will join the sport.
"Webfoot Oil Dressing (not a shine)
but a splendid waterproof shoe grease.
Makes shoes wear lots longer, too. Adv.
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Tke Shetland Pony Claaa With Noblea
pleton, R. W. Foster, H. T. Ilutchinaon, Boone and D. G. Tomasini Ready to Mount. -2 The Camel and Klephant
.'laaa. With Aoblea Hutchinson, Finley, Thomas McCusker, Stapleton, Beckwith, AV. K. Grace, Davla, Morgan,
Tomasini and KoMter an Studenta. 3 Director-General Hutchinson, 3Ilaa Mayme Saunders and Illuatrious Po
tentate Beckwith on HlHh School Horsea. 4 Tomasini, Morgan and Beckwith Ready for Exhibition Ride. 5
Harvey Beckwith in Death-Defying Stunt.
MOVE IN BEHALF OF OREGON TRAIL IN
TENT OF DAUGHTERS OF REVOLUTION
History of Route Taken by Western Pioneers Before Coming of Railroads Is Given in ' Paper Read by Mrs.
' Ormsby M. Ash Before Conference.
The Daughters of the Ainerican Rev
olution are planning- to create public
sentiment in regard to the Oregon
Trail. They are looking up the his
tory of .the various routes taken by
the pioneers who crossed the plains in
the early days, and are trying; to de
vise a plan to have the Oregon Trail
marked. At the first annual Oregon
state conference of the Daughters of
the American Revolution held in Port
land March 4, Mrs. Ormsby M. Ash,
chairman of the committee, read a pa
per on the subject. She said in part:
"We of the Northwest, and particu
larly the members of our organization,
are apt to consider the trail followed
by our forefathers as the one and only
Important path leading to the develop
ment of our North Pacific states.
"Our trail, the Oregon, while the
lo'ngest and probably the most trav
eled, is but the great-grandson of our
early National highways, the first and
original parent trail being that blazed
in 1750 by the Indian chief, Nemacobin.
for the Ohio Company, between the Po
tomac and Monongahela Rivers. This
trail was widened by George Washing
ton to transport his small army that
defeated the French at Jumonville. It
was later again widened by General
Braddock during his inarch against the
French at Fcrt Duquesne, and from
him takes its name, "The Braddock
Road.' It runs from Washington, D.
C. to Cumberland, Md.. over the Cum
berland Mountains, and has ever since
Its marking been the highway of those
seeking the West.
ltoa.l Started in 1811.
"The Cumberland road, started., in
1811, was designed to facilitate travel
between Washington and St. Louis. It
starts where the Braddock roads ends,
viz., Cumberland. Md., and runs
throughOhio. Indiana and Illinois to
a. p6intopposite St. Louis on the Mis
sissippi River, and ' forms ' the second j
W. 51. Davla. Arthur L. Btnley, W. L.
link in the chain finally resulting in
the settlement of the Great West.
"Daniel Boone blazed the third sec
tion from St. Charles, a point on the
Missouri River, 150 miles across the
state of Missouri, to Old Franklin, the
site of the famous salt springs known
as Boone's Lick, and its name, 'Boone's
Lick Road,' perpetuates the memory of
its famous marker.
"The restless pioneer spirit, the buf
falo, and trade with Northern Mexico
led to the establishment of sufficient
travel to mark the way to the old
Spanish town of Santa Fe in New Mex
ico, and from this quaint old Spanish
town the trail takes its name. After a
short distance from Independence, Mo.,
to Gardner, Kan., on the Santa Fe
trail the stream of west-bound travel
divides; those going to New Mexico and
the Southwest continue on the Santa
Fe trail, while those bound for the
Northwest turn northward at Gardner
on the Oregon trail.
Other Hlehwaya Aaaoclated.
"While our interest naturally centers
on this trail of our fathers, we cannot
fail to have a kindred though a lesser
feeling for other historic highways as
sociated with, our own In the develop
ment of the Pacific Coast, and there re
mains one more, and an epoch-making
one to men, "Kearney's Trail," fol
lowed by that famous General during
the Mexican war in his march on the
Mexican possessions in what is now
known as Arizona and Southern Cali
fornia. This trail is 1100 miles long,
and extends from Santa Fe. N. M., to
Monterey, Cal. When we consider the
arid, inhospitable country it traverses
we cannot but wonder at and admire
the intrepid band who first traversed
it. General Kearney's march resulted
in the addition of a vast territory to
the United States.
"Before considering the Oregon Trail
proper, it is well to mention its feeders
and tributaries, viz: The spur from
Omaha to Grand Forks by way of whlch.i
Morgrnn, Harvey , Beckwith, G. W. Sta
Iowa and Northern Illinois poured their
thousands into the vast western move
ment, and the road to Northern Cali
fornia which left the Oregon trail at
Fort Hall, Ida.
Oregon Trail 2000 Mllea.
"And now we come to the last and
greatest of them all, the Oregon Trail.
Starting at Gardner, Kan., this road
sweeps over the rolling prairies, fords
the broad rivers, climbs the lofty
mountains and winds though the fer
tile valleys of seven states, the small
est "larger .than some kingdoms. It
was 2000 miles long.
"The pioneer on his westward jour
ney suffered the blistering heat of
Kansas and the scorching winds of
Nebraska. He was exhilarated by the
keen pure air of Wyoming and frozen
by her blizzards. He was stifled by
the dust of Idaho and laved his parched
lips in her sweet waters. He fought
10 tribes of hostile Indians, but held
steadfastly on his way until at last he
reached Oregon to find peace, abun
dance and happiness.
"Men whose names are perpetuated
by their deeds were travelers over the
Old Trail, notably Major Long in his
explorations from 1819 to 1824, Captain
Bonneville on his mission from John
Jacob Astor in 1832, General Fremont,
the Pathfinder, in 1842, and many oth
ers of later dato whose names are as
sociated with the growth of our North
Long; Caravana Told.
"But the early travelers were as
nothing. Their names and very exist
ence, as associated with the trail are
forgotten in the march of the migjty
army of settlers who, starting in 145,
continued to pour their tens of thou
sands into this favored country. So
mighty was this army that one pioneer
tells of an almost continuous stream
of wagons taking four, days to pass
a given point. Again, of one caravan
taking over a month to ferry over the
river. Another tells of the trails being J
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five miles wide in favorable country,
and still another of ruts worn by tlie
wagon tires In solid rock so deep that
the hubs dragged, and of the trails
being so crushed and pulverized by
the myriads of hoofs that the winds
blew it away, leaving ruts from li to
20 feet deep, in which no vegetation
grows to this day. And all speak of
the dust intolerable, stifling, and still
they pressed onward, ' ever onward,
driven by the wanderlust, patriotism,
love of adventure, hope of wealth, or
what not, to give eventually to their
country added territory and grandeur.
"We are asked to assist in a Na
tional movement of our organization
to perpetuate these historic trails by
using our influence toward having
them improved and made the cross
state road, and further to have them
made the transcontinental highway.
"In Maryland, the Braddock road has
for many years been the real cross
state road, whether eo recognized by
legislative act or not, and is decorated
by at least two marks reciting part of
Its history, one a monument in Cumber
land where Braddock camped, and his
tomb near the roadside where he was
'The Cumberland road has likewise
been the east and west road through
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Their, task
was easy. They are prairie states, and
a road can be put anywhere. Illinoia,
through the influence of our organiza
tion, has recognized the road as the
state highway, and taken steps to im
prove it as such. Indiana and Ohio
have marked the telegrapb poles across
the states by painting on them red,
white and blue bands.
"Through, the efforts of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution Mis
souri ' appropriated $3000 to mark 150
miles of the Santa re trail. Colorado,
with her appropriation ; of $2000 com
pleted the marking of the banta 1 e
trail in October, 1912. She has also
marked her telegraph poles.
"The Daughters of the American
Revolution of Wyoming were re
sponsible for the legislative appro
priation of $2500 to assist in the
proper marking of the Oregon trail
within her borders. The improve
ment of the trail as a cross-state road
will depend on its practicability as a
modern highway, and whether or not
the cot will be justified. Kansas has
put stone monuments across the state
and has painted the telegraph poles.
What Idaho and Nebraska have done
I do not as yet know.-
"In the states mentioned above, the
physical geography is such that the
trail has been used sufficiently to per
petuate it, but in this state, due to its
many obstacles, impossible from
practical standpoint, it has been aban
doned and easier though more circuit
ous routes have been found, so we are
confronted by two difficulties first.
to find our road: second, to improve it.
"Several years ago Ezra Meeker, an
early pioneer, retraced the trail as
nearly as he could, its entire length
and with an ox team, and placed monu
ments at many Important points. He
did a grand work, and I should be glad
to see our National organization suit
ably recognize it if it has not already
done 60. He loves it as does every old
settler I have talked to and I do not
wonder at it for when you pause and
think of its wonderful history you be
gin to dream. You imagine it a living
thing. In the sunshine It seems to smile
at the ' recollections of its youth and
say: 'I have witnessed the strife of
strong men, the love of gentle women,
the laughter of happy children,' and in
storm and shadow the spirit of the Old
Trail cries out to you, 'I was the prin
cipal instrument in the building of an
empire, and its people forget me.' Shall
this be true."
OREGON PASTORS TO SPEAK
Talks to Be Made at Religious Edu
Rev. Harold Saxe Tuttle, Pacific Coast
secretary of the Religious Education
Association, registered from San Fran
cisco at the Imperial Hotel yesterday.
Mr. Tuttle is to securo speakers for
the convention of the association In
Berkeley April 2?, 24 and 25.
Among- those who have consented to
participate in the meeting are Dr. F. L.
Loveland. paste.- of the irst Methodist
Church; Dr. C. J. Bushnell, president
of Pacific University, Forest Grove, and
Dr. Fletcher Homan, president of Wil
lamette University, Salem.
Other educational and religious lead
ers will be invited to attend from Ore
gon. The theme of the convention is
Training Youtn lor juorai waaer-
Union Association Bosses Meet.
nr.riFV TTfah March 14. President
a n -K "fii.r,lnr nf th TTnion Base.
JVl U - " tf . v ,
ball Association, met here this morning
. - . . it i 1 . . V.
witn represeniaiives ui wits bla wmuo
forming the league, for the purpose
nt twine a schedule of eames for the
coming season. The club's representa
tives at tne meeting are: juarry uub
gan, of Butte; I. F. Flannery, of Kel
orxa' w r Tlrnwn nf Oe-den: W. O.
O'Relf, of Salt Lake: M. -R. Evans, of
Boise, and Dr. C. P. Harvteiie, ot Mur
ray. The schedule will not be made
public until the latter part of the
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BALTIMORE, Md.. March 10. Judge
Elliott, of the Criminal Court, ordered
John E. Wyman, who was brought be
fore him because he had failed to pay
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