East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, September 25, 1915, Image 1

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VOL. 27.
NO. 8610
Bertha Blancetl Wins Championship in the Bucking Contest;
16,000 People See Events at Last Day of the Round-Up
Westward Ho Parade, Mile or More
in Length, is Viewed by Thous
ands of People This Morning.
Itctiirmque l)lsly In Complet In K'
pictlng mi Ago that In (.one Not an
Important phase of Um Early Vfo
on Mountains and plains In Left
All that made the old west wild,
till that made it romantic, nil that
mude it beautiful and picturesque, all
that made It so distinctively differ
ent from any place on the globe was
presented to thousands of admiring
people this morning In the Westward
Ho parade, the annual pageant of the
A mile or more In lentrth, brilliant,
dazzling, picturesque beyond descrip
tion, a feast of color, fuithful anJ
complete In depleting an age that Is
past to an age that Is present. It was
a triumph of pageantry.
Not an Important phase of the early
life1 on the mountains, plains and
rangelund was missed In the long line
of march. Hundreds of Indians, de-l
scendants of the knightly Umatilla
Cay uses, Walla Wallas and Nez Perces
bedecked with savage splendor In
their rich trappings; cowboys and
cowgirls, mounted on Bpirlted ponies
nnd flaunting the gay colors they
line: lumbering old stage-coaches,
first carriers of the west; Immigrant
train of prairie schooners; a Redbluff
freighter outfit, ancestor of the box
car: a pncktraln of lowly mules, such
as used to carry supplies over moun
tain trails to the hardy miners and
prospectors; these and many other
features of the pioneer days passed
In review before the crowd.
A new nnd u n i 1 1 1 1 e feature of the
Westward-Ho pnrnde this year was
the float In which Miss Doris Reber,
queen of the Itound-up rode. It was
a huge replica of the first prize saddle
perfectly designed, perfectly stamp
ed und adorned and forming a fitting
throne for the sovereign of the great
frontier festival. Pressed In cowgirl
costume, she sat high up on the can
tel nnd on either side of her were her
Utile aides. Thelmn Marie Morris and
lames Raley. Jr.. also wearing fron.
tier costumes.
The pnrudo was led by W. R. Tay
lor, bearing the standard from which
floated the American flag. He was
followed by the Round-up pennnnt
bearers. Trumpeters announced the
approach of the pageant and the
mounted cowboy band followed lnv
mediately behind the trumpeters. In
the line of mnrch were also two other
bands, the Milton and Elgin bands
seated In big band wagons.
The procession passed first up Main
street to Bluff, up Bluff to Thomp
son, north on Thompson through the
residence district to Court, down
Court to Main and then south on Main
again to Railroad street where It
broke up.
PETROGRAU, Sept. 25. The re
capture of the Plnsk and Dubno for
tresses by Russians was predicted
officially. The Russians are making
new gains In the face of Herman as
saults. Von Mnckensen Is hard
pressed about Plnsk, Ills left wing
hag retired five miles, under the Rus
sian pressure. The Slavs retook
IiOglshin. The Germans sutalned a
heavy loss east of Loglshln. Von
Mackensen's right wing Is floundering
In the marshes south of Plnsk.
An official statement claims that
the operations In the Latsk regions
hnvc been partily successful and that
80 officers and 4000 men with ma
chine guns, field kitchens and tele
phones have been captured. The bat
ties at Dvlnsk and along the Dvina
are still In progress.
Live Scenes
Photos by W. 8. Bowman, Pendleton.
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j Last Day's Results at a Glance
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First, Allen Drumheller, time, 66 sec; second, Mack Gaunt; third,
Sleepy Armstrong.
First, Irene Bushman; second, Pahot; third, Capt. Sumkin.
First, Vera McGinnls, time, 30 2-5 sec; second, Bertha Bluncett.
Peggy Warren rode Snake; Princess Redblrd rode Blue Blazes; Bertha
Blancctt xodo Dempscy.
Dell Blnncett, lost steer; John Thomas, lost steer: Geo. Frances, time
42 3-5 sec; Frank McCarrol, time 40 3-5 sec; II. M. Matthews, time 1 26 1-5.
Sid Seale, first; Ben Corbett, second.
Today's result First, Sleepy Armstrong, time 4:16 4-5; second, Bill Abbott,
time 4:19; third Allen Drumheller, time 4:22 1-5.
Today's result. Dan Clark, lost steer; Buffalo Vernon, lost steer; Geo.
Frances, time 1:14; Geo. Weir, time 37 2-B; Dell Blancett, time 1:16; Chas.
Weir, time 80 3-5 sec; Red Parker, time 1 27.
Won by Buffalo Vernon.
First, Metiso; second, Eat No Meat.
During Thursday's Round-Up
1 Jim Roach stage coach just lefore the lead horses broke away.
2 "Angel" giving a cake walk with Fred Heide as rider.
3 Charles Weir in Hteer ropins? contest.
4 Ira De Mille on "Long Tom."
5 vPra McCiinnis giving the "Drunken Ride."
6 Ruth Parton. favorite In The Cowgirls' relay race.
7 Cuba crutchfield, In fancy rop'ng performance.
s i)rjS Keber. "Queen of the Uound-up" and soloist at Happy Can
yon. 9 cliff Garred was thrown by Butter Creek."
September Wheat is
Closed at 106 14
CHICAGO, Sept. 25 The close of
the market today was as follows:
Sept. 106 1-4; Dec. 94 6-8; May 97.
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept 25. Mar
ket quotations today at the close of
the Merchants' Exchange were: Club,
not quoted; bluestem, 90.
IJverpooI (Yesterday.)
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 24. Wheat-
Spot No. 1 Manitoba, lis lOd; No. 2,
lis 8d; No. 3. lis 7d; No. 1 northern
Duluth. lis 4 l-2d; No. 2 red West
ern Winter, 10s 3d; No. 2 hard win
ter. Us 10 l-2d.
Corn Spot American mixed, new,
8s, 9d.
In American terms the Liverpool
price for spot No. 1 is 31.72 1-10 per
Oarrania Blames Enemies.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas. Sept. J5.
Blame for the Mexican attack up
on American soldiers at Progresso
yesterday waa shifted upon Carrar.
sa's enemies, by the Carranzlsta con
sul here. He declared the enemies,
fearing the United States was about
to recognize Carranza, organized the
attack In order to make It appear
Carranza soldiers were making wnr
against American troops on the border.
Bucking Contest Will Represent the
Pick of the Entrants at the Sixth
Annual Round-Up.
Hardest Plunging Outlaw Horses of
Uie West Have Been Saved for the
WiiMt-up Steer Roping and Bull
dogging Are other Events which
Are Proving Exciting.
Fifteen of the best riders in the
world are In the semi-finals of the
world's championship bucking con
test this afternoon. Picked from the
contestants In the Thursday and Fri
day afternoon and the Friday morn
ing contests, they represent the pick
of the whole In the viewpoint of the
judges. There were many other good
rides made but those put up by these
men were the best From them will
be chosen the three men who will
ride for the championship and those
three will have their ability tested to
the utmost for the hardest plunging
outlaws the west knows have been
saved for them. Long Tom, the old
king, Speedball and Culdesac, will
make the champion.
The following are the fifteen who
qualified for the semi-finals and the
horses they will ride: Ed McCarty of
Cheyenne on Old Colonial; R. &
Hall of Philomath, Ore., on Angel;
John Muir of Maupin, Ore., on
Whistling Annie; Jim Massey of
Snyder, Texas, on Butter Creek;
Yakima Canutt of Pomeroy on
Smithy; Red Parker of Valentine,
Neb., on Yellow Fever; Dell Blancett!
of Phoenix, on Casey Jones; Jackson
Sundown of Nez Perce reservation onj
Lightfoot; Paul Hansen of Cheyenne
on K. C. Roan; Darrell Cannon of
Ritter, Ore, on Wardaloopl; J. B.
Woodall of Ardmore, Oklahoma, on
Wiggle; Wllkins Williams of Cayuse,
Ore., on Hellflrejack; Ed McGllvray
of Prineville on Sundance; Lee Cald
well of Pendleton on Two-step and
Harley Thome of Holdman, Ore., on
Nine of the fifteen riders qualify
ing far the semi-finals made their
preliminary rides during the after
noon show yesterday, five rode Fri
day morning and only one at the Ini
tial performance.
The steer roping contest this af
ernoon was between the seven ropers I
making the best time during thej
first two days. They are, with thej
time they made with their first steer, I
Red Parker 25 4-5, Buffalo Vernon j
31 2-6. George Wier 31 2-5, George'
Frances, 40 3-5, Dell Blancett, 46(,
Dun Clark 64, and Charles Wier 53!
4-5. Each Is required by the judges
to throw a second steer and the best;
average time for the two, wins the
championship money.
When the show opened today, the
buildoggcrs had three fast marks to j
beat to get in the money. Frank Ca-
ble of Pendleton yesterday made a
mark of 29 3-5, Buffalo Vernon of i
Cheyenne made 34 and Juan Montnno
of Tucson, Arizona, made 59 3-5 sec
onds. Woman Burned to Death.
XEW HALF.M, Sept. 23. -Mrs. Kred
Eggleston, 30, was burned to death
In a fire which destroyed her home
near here. Eggleston carried his
three children to safety snd escaped
himself. Mrs. Eggleston accompani
ed them, but evidently went back in- j
to the house later and perished.
tiroeks are anxious to enter the war
on the side of the allies, (.root dem-oiL-tratlons
are held in Athens.
tierman reu'rses in t.ulicia are ser
ious atvordlng to the Russian war
Annual Westward Ho parade Is
faithful picture of the old west.
18.000 people see final contests of
the Itound-up.
Best riders of the world are enter
ed in the semi-final bucking contest.
Wild steer causes sttf In Happy
Baker delegation to the Round. up
Is given rojal welcome.
Allan Drumheller is Champion Cowboy Relay
Rider Making Best Total Time for the Three
Days-Frank Cable is the New Champion
Bulldogger of the World-George Weir Wins
Championship in Steer Roping.
New World ChampionsMade Today
The following won championship titles this afternoon at the final events
of the Round-up:
Bertha Blancett of Phoenix, Ariz., on Dempsey. Prize 3125 and 118 pair
of boots presented by Alexander's; second, Peggy Warren of Hamilton, Mont.;
third, Princess Redbird, of Flambeau, J. D.
Allan Drumheller of Walla Walla. Price 1400 and hand made bridle pre
sented by Gadwa of Pendleton. Total time for three days 12:49 2-5 seconds.
Sleepy Armstrong of Pendleton, total time for three days 12:52; third, Bill
Abbott of Boise. Total time for three dajrs 13:07 1-5.
Frank Cable of Pendleton. Prize 3100 and genuine beaver hat presented
by Bond Bros. Time (made yesterday) 29 3-5: second, Buffalo Vernon of
Cheyenne, time 34 seconds (made yesterday); third, Frank McCarrol, time
40 3.5 (made yesterday).
George Weir of Monument, X. M., prize 3400 and 3150 steer roping saddle
made by Hamley and Co., and presented by Pendleton Commercial associa
tion; average time for two days 34 2-5 sec; second, Charles Weir of Monu
ment, X. M., average time 43 1-5 sec; third, Red Parker of Valentine, Xebr.,
average time 56 2-5.
With the championships In all of
the popular sports of the frontier
world to be decided before 5 o'clock
this evening, the cowgirl and the
cowboy contestants, who in the pre
liminaries of the two previous days,
have qualified for the right to con
tinue their efforts in the semi-finals
and finals, are this afternoon giving
the uttermost that Is in them to the
struggle for supremacy. The best
riders, the best ropers and the best
bulldoggers that have been developed
on the narrowing rangelands of the
west are pitted against each other and
the 16000 people or more gathered
about the big stadium for the con
cluding exhibition of the sixth annu
al Round-up have caught the spirit
of the contest and are watching In
tently, cheering wildly and thrilling
all over with sensations that chase
each other over their quivering nerv?s.
The grand climax of frontier exhi.
bitions has been reached in this the
last of the sixth successive show.
Thousands Are on Hand.
The mammoth grandstand and long
segments of bleachers are almost a
solid mass of seething humanity, a
hazy blue sky hangs over the scene
and a slight breeze keeps the specta
tors from overheating in their en
thusiasm. It was not yet quite 1:30 when the
bucking bulls and burrows were turn
ed loose at their mirth-making antics
and the first pistol cracked to start
the cowpony race. Allan Drumheller
again finished first in this race with
Mack Gaunt, winner of yesterday,
taking second. Subsiding from the
excitement of the squaw race, the
crowd was thrown into high glee by a
colored buckaroo riding a runaway
horse while facing tailward.
DrunilK'Hor Wins Championship.
Xeck and neck the tandem teams
ridden by Bertha Blancett and Vera
McGinnls in the standing cowgirls'
race went around the track while
the crowd cheered for both. Miss
McGinn! finished the quarter mi'e
just a second ahead of Mrs. Blan
cett. The unexpected happened today In
the cowboys' relay race when All.n
Wild Steer Causes Stir Among
the Visitors in Happy Canyon
"This is no damn game for a ten
derfoot to play."
Puffing, perspiring and excited, a
portly, well dressed, well-fed visitor
at Happy Canyon last night was cast
ing his eye about for a safe retreat
when the above remark escaped him.
He was not consciously humorous.
He was addressing a friend In all
earnestness and he was searching for
a haven of refuge with real despair
written on his face. The longhorned
steer, which had been released In
the streets of the "frontier town."
had started a near panic when, to
escape the noise and glare and tor
menting cowboys, It had twice bolted
Into the dancing pavilion and dashed
headlong through the "Red Dog Sa
loon,'' scattering people in there like)
chaff before a whirlwind. The port-t
Dr.imheller of Walla Walla, who had
won Thursday and Friday and who
had a big lead at the end of the sec
ond relay today, waa delayed In the
third change when his saddle slipped.
This delay enabled both Sleepy Arm
strong, champion" of 1914, and BUI
Abbott to pass him but his eight-sec-and
lead on the first two days of the
race saved for him the champion
chip. His total time was a little less
than two seconds better than Arm
strongs'. Braden Gerklng drew out
of the race today and Darrell Cannon
v. ho started, failed to finish.
Bertha lUaneett Defends Title.
Bertha Blancett successfully de
fended her title as champion cowgirl
broncho buster of the world which
she won last year. Today she rode
Dempsey Just as she had ridden Gray
Eagle and Eagle on the two previous
days, straightup and free stirrups.
Peggy Warren, who made a beautiful
ride on Snake today was given sec
ond and Princess Redblrd, the Sioux
Indian maiden, was given third. Sht
rode Blue Blazes today and that
"pucker gave her a rough ride. Both
! Peeey Warren and Redbird rode with
hobbled stirrups.
Cable Champ Bulldogger.
Frank Cable of Pendleton Is tin
rew champion bulldogger of th
world. His time of 29 3-5 seconds.
. made yesterday forenoon, was not
j equalled by any of the bulldoggers
i today and neither was the time mar.e
I by Buffalo Vernon yesterday after
j noon. Vernon, therefore, gets sec
! ond money. Frank Carroll, Happy
j Canyon strung man. Iy a pretty ex
, hiiiition today, earned the third place
; in this event, his time of 4 A 3-5 be
i ing 19 seconds better than Jauti
! Montano.
! John Thomas and Dell Blancett
, l oth lost their steers today aft
I er struggling with them for nearly
I a minute. lilancett's steer waa one
of the worst brought out during tho
three days. George Frances made a
strong bid for third money by hurt
ing his steer just In front of the
grandstand In 4 2 3-5 seconds. H. M.
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ly well-fed ' tenderfoot" was one of
those In the steer's way and. after
two narrow escupes. he decider he
liked not the was of the wild and
woolly west.
The rami age of the steer was on
of the events not w'hdul,d on th
program last evening but, for all th
excitement, no damago w.ui done. In
dashing a third time through th
Log Cabin Saloon," Jhk Mtahl (col
ored) grubbed the brute snd unfa.it
ened the strap about Its horns for
which a reward of ten dollars was of
fered. The greatest crowd ever gathered
in the "canyon" w.is packed an I
Jammed there last night, the gat re
ceipts showing that there ere near
ly a thousand mnre udrtiiiwlons thsri
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