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CROWDS ARE HERE
10 ATTEND GIRGUS
Streets in Business Section
Packed When Big Parade
SHOW GROUNDS LOCATED
AT 8TH AND JACKSON STS
Hotels, Restaurants, and Livery
Stables Have Capacity
A crowd of masy thousand people
lined the streets of the business sec
tion all morning waiting for the ap
pearance of the big parade of the
Sells-Floto circus, which arrived in
Albany early this morning.
Many people from the country un
doubtedly were kept from coming to
Albany this morning by the stormy
weather, but when it showed signs of
clearing off, the rigs began to pour
into the city by the hundreds, and be
fore noon all of the livery stables and
feed sheds ill the citv were tilled and
it became necessary to use the side
streets for the wacrons and buggies.
The circus came to Albany with its
own soecial trains and immediately at
tcr the arrival of the first section, the
crews of men were put to work rais
ing the "main top" which is located
at the corner of Eighth and Jackson
streets, in the eastern section of the
Besides the main tent, there are
several other large ones, including a
menagerie tent, a cook tent, where
the big crew of several hundred men
who travel with the shows, are fed,
and a tent which houses a score of
sideshows. The parade took place at
11 o'clock, cominu north on Lyon
street to Second, west on Second to
Washington, thence east on First to
Lyon, and back to the show grounds.
The parade itself was one of the
longest and best seen in Albany for
several years and the sleek, well-fed
linrscs nnd animals, elicited much ap
plause from the people who thronged
the streets along which the procession
passed. A lady in a cart drawn by
two baby elephants, the animals in
the cages, and the unusually fine
horses, were the principal features of
After the parade, the side-shows
were opened and a numuer 01 iree
open-air attractions given at the show
Restaurants and hotels were crowd
,i at nnnn mid nlthouo"h nearly every
place had secured an extra corps of
assistants, tne nungry were icu wn
The doors of the circus opened at
2 o'clock this afternoon ana tne
mnin tent was filled in spite of show
pre which fell this afternoon. The
procession inside the tent was a good
one, consisting oi ine Dareuacii uua
clowns, chariots, etc.
Tho herd of nerformine elephants
in- charge of Mile. ZorJ, were much
appreciated, as was Mazeppa, the
posing horse. Kas and Mo, the twin
baby elephants, in charge of Miss
Roberts, were very interesting, es
naiollv tr thp children.
The clowns, Indians, acrobats, and
the military act in which a.human De
in is shot from . cannon, all cimc m
for their share of applause from the
inilwnri. The Stadium Trio, Delo-
mead Sisters, Kelly Brothers, and
VT-....1 Tnhncton were also good.
The afternoon show closed with
rlmrint races, etc. The doors wi
open for the evening performance at
7 o'clock and the circus will leave
town tonight, going to McMinnvillc
Attention! Decoration Day!
Decoration committees have all
been appointed, invitations have been
sent, or given verbally, and now let
each be prompt to do his part. To be
ready for our annual dinner, to listen
to after dinner speeches, and to meet
on the long bridge for final ceremon
ies, all these demand that we start
on time exactly at 10 a. m., and mem
bers of McPherson Post will meet at
o n tn on the morninir of May 30th.
Preparations for the day are properly
understood, so that nothing may mar
Civic Improvement Club.
This club will give one of its popu
lar social teas on next Friday after
noon at the home ot Airs, frea uaw
scm. An artistic program will be ren
HnrcH and refreshments served, foi
which 25 cents will be asked. Every
penny of the money given at these
gatherings is to be applied to city
improvements and will be judiciously
A hm-id and cordial invitation is ex
tended to the ladies of the city and'
gentlemen also, to be present.
Finnl examinations are makin
minv a vouncster scratch his head.
The Oregon jewelers, a fine lot oi
fellows, arc now having a sparKiuv
time in the metropolis.
rhnr.-h nr.ivcrs will be more effee
tive when they are made more to the
Creator than the audience.
u-'.:il 'l fiKent .ill week.
Miss Ailecn Leech, daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Leech of the
Methodist Church, returned home to
day from Harrisburg, where she has
been spending a few days at the
Leech farm, "Brookfield."
MADAME NORELLI BOOKED
BY CHAUTAUQUA BOARD
New Attraction Insures a Record
Breaking Attendance at Al
bany's Annual Chautauqua.
Madame Jennie N'orelli, one of the
world's createst singers, has been
booked by the Chautauqua board for
Saturday," June 13th. This is the an
nouncement made- today by Manager
tewart of the Albany Commercial
Negotiations have been pending for
some little time between the Chautau-
ua board and Madame Xorelli's man
ger and it was with great difficulty
hat the board was finally able to se
re this excellent attraction for the
rot only will the people ot Albany
have the opportunity of hearing a
inger of world-wide reputation, but
ucludcd in the same number of the
course Herbert Riley, 'cellist, former
ly of Berlin. Germany, but now of
Spokane, Washington, and mum
Haines Kuester, accompanist, ot fort-
Only a few days ago Madame Nor-
clli gave a concert at the Heilig thea
tre at Portland which charmed and
delighted the music lovers of that city.
With Madame Norelli and the many
other high class attractions already
booked by the board, Albany will
have the best Chautauqua on the Pa
ROSS H. WHITNEY OF WATERLOO, 19,
WEDS LILLIAN ELLIS, LEBANON, IS
Miss Lillian Ellis, aged 16 years, ac
companied by her mother and Ross H.
Whitney, aged 19, appeared before
County Clerk Marks this afternoon
and applied for a marriage license,
which was granted them, after the
parents of both had made affidavits to
their ages and given their consent to
After securing the license, they were
married at the office of and by County
Judge Duncan, and left for Waterloo
where they will make their Home.
ine groom, who nas not yet at
tained his majority, is the son of a
prominent farmer near Waterloo, and
the bride lives at Lebanon.
OREGON ELECTRIC RAILWAY FILES
CONDEMNATION SUIT HERE TODAY
A complaint was filed in the circuit
court here this morning by the Ore
gon Electric Railway Company to
condemn a right-of-way through the
property of George C. Turner.
ELECTS RAUCH SECRETARY
At a meeting of the committee hav
ing charge of the Oregon Electric
Celebration, held last night, C. D.
Rauch was unanimously selected as
secretary of the executive committee
and will devote the major portion of
his time during the next few weeks
attending to the correspondence
and sending invitations to various cit
ies and towns in the Willamette Val
ley for the big celebration which will
be held in this city on July 4th.
The various committees m charge
of the arrangements are progressing
with their work and are making elab
orate plans for the entertainment of
the Oregon Electric officials.
Father Lane, of this city, went to
Portland this morning, from which
city he will go to Coucr d'Alenc,
Idaho, to assist a former classmate
of his, dedicate a new church there.
What prettier picture than a sweet
girl with her arms full of flowers, a
common event these commencement
GEN. WILLIAM H. CARTER.
Who, It Is Said, la Likalv
to Sucoaad Qanaraf Grant.
t'tiolu ty American Preaa Aaaoclatloa.
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ALBANY MAY GET
h STOVE FACTORY
Proposition Was Submitted to
Commercial Club Last
BONUS OF $10,000 WOULD
BE NECESSARY IN THE DEAL
Senator Chamberlain Says
Local Post Office Bill Is
Albany can secure the Lowenberg
Stove Factory now located at Salem,
provided a bonus o $10,000 is given.
Such was the proposition brought to
the attention of the Albany Commer
cial Club at its regular meeting lajt
night. The stove works would re
quire two acres of graund and would
employ many people, while it is sa'd
a payroll of $50,000 a year could be
C. H. Uurggrat addressed the ciun
at length on the value of factories and
encouraged the Lowenberg proposi
tion. The matter was discussed for a
short time and referred to the com
mittee on factories for investigation.
1. W. Rivers, of this city, a manu
facturer of wood novelties and other
souvenirs, asked the club for a place
to exhibit his products on either Lyon
or First street. Referred to the com
mittee on civic improvement.
Dr. M. H. Ellis, president of the
Chautauqua Association, spoke in ref
erence to securing the assistance of
the office force of the Commercial
Club to assist the committees, pro
vided it did not interfere with the
regular club work. A motion to this
effect was made. The Commercial
Club was given power to establish
headquarters on the Chautauqua
A letter from Senator George E.
Chamberlain to the club stated that
the bill providing for an additional
appropriation of $10,000 for the con
struction of the Albany postoffice had
been continued a week.
The manaeement of the State Fan
Association in a letter to the club
want Albany and Linn county to
have an exhibit at the fair this year
in September. Henry Struckmier of
Linn county was suggested as a good
man to assemble an exhibit anu w. A.
Eastbum and F. M. French were ap
pointed to consult with the county
court and select a man tor the worn.
The following were in attendance at
the meeting last night: Messrs. East
burn, Stewart, Bain, Fortmiller, Van
Winkle, Shinn, Crowell, Schniitt,
Hammer, Nutting, Winn, and Col
George Dorr, of this city, went out
to Lebanon this morning on a short
A. Armstrong, of Roseburg, is in
the Hub City today looking after
Local traveling men leaving this
morning were F. H: Stickley, Jerry
Donovan and Jack (jardiner.
Tames Blackburn, of Brownsville,
arrived this morning and will spend
a few days in the Hub City.
Miss Mav Miller of Halsey arrived
in Albany this morning on a few days'
visit at tbe Home ot Mrs. Hattie say
lor. A. W. Docksteader, a local dealer
in fuel, went out to Lebanon this
morning to look after business mat
Tames Currv. of Nashville. Oregon,
is visiting friends in Albany for a few-
days. He is a former resident ot tnis
A. T. Schroedcr, of Oakland, and
John Schroedcr, of Lyons, are look
ing alter business matter in Albany
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Cramer, of
Stayton. arrived in Albany last night
and will spend a few days here visit
Charles Wand, of the circulation
department of the Portland Orcgon
ian, is looking after business for his
paper in Albany today.
Mrs. Lucille Minto and daughter, of
Stayton, arc visiting friends in Al
bany for a few days, while here
stopping at the Van Dran hotel.
James R. Thompson, an electrical
expert of note, who had charge of in
stalling the electric lights at the Lewis
and Clark and Seattle Expositions, is
in th city the guest of W. A. Barrett.
Robert S. Shaw, the well-known
manager of the Hammond Lumber
Company s Mill City properties, re
turned to Mill City this morning after
a business trip to J. ortland and Al
bany. Miss Adela Vollstedt, who has
bacn visiting at her home near Leba
non for several days, returned to Cor
vallis today to resume her studies at
the O. A. C.
Miss Wancta Riley, of N'ewbcre,
is visiting in Albany for a few days,
the guest of Miss Louise I'irtlc of
the St. Charles hotel. Miss Riley
formerly resided in this city where she
has many friends.
The Misses Ruby and Flo Winkley,
prominent Juniors at the local hih
school, went to Millcrsbnrg this
morning, where they will visit for a
few days with their parents, who re
side iu that vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene La Forest of
Portland arrived in Albany today and
will spend Memorial Day here with
friends and relatives.
Born, at noon today. May 27, to
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilkins, a boy.
All doing well. This is their second
BERTHA VON BOHLE'J.
Jet Krupp, "tha Cannon Quaan,"
of Graat German Gun Works.
BLOUNT & BABB GET
NEW BUILDING CONTRACT
At the office of Architect W. R.
Hand, the bids were opened last night
for the erection of the Carter & Rob-
son building on First street. Mount
& Babb, a local firm of contractors.
proved to be the lowest bidders and
the contract was let to that firm
The plans for the heatinir system
are incomplete, but as soon as they
are tiuislicd tne contract will be let
for that portion of the work. All
work and labor on the new building
will be pcrtormcd by residents of Al
MUSIC RECITAL OF MISS AMY
OLMSTEAD HELD LAST NIGHT
A large crowd of music lovers of
this city attended the piano recital
of Miss Amy Olmstead which was
given last evening at the Unite! Prcs
bytcrian church beginning at 8 o'clock
Miss Olmstead charmed her hearers
with her playing which was greatly
appreciated and her work clearly dem
onstrated the value of a course in the
local conservatory of music. Miss
Olmstead was assisted by Miss Ger
trudc Young, soprano.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN UNION
MEETS TONIGHT AT BAPTIST CHURCH
The regular meeting of the Y. P.
C. U. will be held tonight at 8 o'clock
at the First Baptist church to wh'ch
members of all young people's soc:c
ties arc invited to attend and brin;
their friends. A prayer and son
service will be held and the lessen
will be on the subject of ' Faith, Hope
and Love," three essentials in the life
of a true Christian. The evening's
program includes both vocal and in
WOULD ABOLISH CAPITAL
. PUNISHMENT IN OREGON
Philip E. Bauer, superintendent of
the Oregon Prisoners' Aid Society,
with headquarters at Salem, is in Al
bany circulating petitions for an initia
tive hill, having for its purpose the
abolishment of capital punishment in
When seen by the Democrat rep
resentative Mr. Bauer stated that he
is making good progress with the pe
titions and finds that the sentiment
of the people throughout the state is
favorable to the proposed legislation.
Senator Chamberlain last week in a
speech in the Senate on forestry con
when he declared: "Pinchot has been
denounced as a dcspoiler. Instead he
servation made a striking statement,
should have a monument, and his
name engraved upon it as the man
who originated the idea of placing
the resources of the government, tim
ber, coal, oil and iron, beyond the
reach of monopolistic control."
Some one has figured out the evo
lution, or de-evolution, of popular
songs. Here it is:
Between I860 and 1870 Battle Hymn
of the Republic, Dixie and Silver
Threads anion? the gold were the
rage. From 1H70 to 18X1) everybody
was singing Whoa Emma, Orand
father's Clock and On the Bench at
Long Branch. From 18) to 18'JO An
nie Rooney and In Old Madrid were
it. From WA) to 'M0 Two Utile
Maids in Blue and Ta-ra-ni-boom-dc-ay
were heard. From 191X1 to 1 1 0
Waltz Me Around Again Willie, and
I Love My Wife, but oh, You Kid,
were heard mostly. Since then Rum-tum-tiddlc
ami Baby Baboon Glide are
about the size of the public taste.
This is the real beautiful Willam
ette season of the year.
Moving a brick building is not the
job it is cracked up to be.
It takes a sober man to walk a
tight rope or do anything else well.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADS
Banquet at St. Francis Hotel
Last Night Attended by
VIRGIL PARKER OF JUNIOR
CLASS WAS TOASTMASTER
Graduation Exercises and
Alumni Banquet Are Next
Twenty girls and nineteen bov
composing the graduating class of Al
l any High School, were guests of
honor last night at a banquet given
them by the junior class, at the St.
rranets hotel grillroom.
Virgil 1 arker. lJ. president oi the
Junior class, officiated in a -capable
manner as toastmaser and the iol
lowing students responded with toasts
appropriate to the occasion: Miss
l'earl liaker, '13; Ralph Kenton, '12;
I rot. L. A. -Marti nam; Dean Lrowell.
'12; Miss Clara Morgan, '12, and Miss
rrances Kanualls, 1J.
X he tables m the grillroom had
been arranged in the shape of a horse
shoe and were artistically decorated
with Albany roses and carnations,
presenting a most attractive appear
auee. The banquet which had been
prepared by the diet ot the at. rran
cis, consisted of seven courses and was
thoroughly enjoyed by the students,
I he bancuet beuran at y o clock and
continued until nearly midnight, the
girls and boys sinamg their lavont
songs and giving their class yells.
1 he liiM-uet at thj St. rranei; last.
luht will always bj a pleas-i'-t mem
oiy to .lu se who vere present, and
is one ot the principal teautrcs ot
Tomorrow night at the First Meth
odist church, the graduation exercises
will be held, an entertaining program
having been prepared for the evening
when the biggest class to leave the
local high school in its history will be
awarded their sheep-skins.
Following the graduation exercises,
the annual alumni banquet will u
held, and on Friday the entire class
will go to Corvallis on an excursion
where they will be the guests of and
be banqueted by the Oregon Agricul
tural College. "Here's to the class of
At the banquet at the St. Francis
last night the following members o!
the high school faculty were in at
tendance: Prof and Mrs. Roetticher,
Principal Lloyd A. Marquam, Prof,
Wood, and the Misses Nelson, black
well, Miller, Galloway, 13.. Ireland,
Dunston, and A. Ireland.
MUSIC TEACHERS DECLARE
WAR ON RAGTIM
San Francisco, May 28. Music
teachers of the state must secure ;
license to ply their trade in Califor
uia if the objects of an association
started in Chico today arc iulhlled.
Flans already are being outlincdMi
draw up a bill to be presented to tli
state legislature which will call fo:
the licensing of music teachers Tho
object is to do away with the "rag
ging pianist" and the person who
"plays by ear" as music teachers.
SOCIETY WOMEN FIGHT FOR BULL PUP
Auburn, Cal., May 28. A week's
disagreement over the ownership of a
bulldog presented three years ago to
Mrs. S. T. St. George Carey of Au
burn by Mrs. Anne L. Mapcs of San
Francisco and Tonopah, divorced wife
of a wealthy physician, resulted here
yesterday in Mrs. Mapes being
brought to trial on a charge of steal
ing the pet. ' Mrs. Mapcs was dis
charged after a hearing in the justice
A. F. Bodekcr, a resident of Hoover,
arrived in the city last night and is
looking after business here today.
George King, a well-known resident
of Portland, is in the city today,
stopping at the Van Dran hotel.
Mrs. J. B. Thompson, of Dallas,
was visiting friends in this city yester
day afternoon. She returned home to
day. Orvillc Monteith, a popular student
and athlete of the local higti school,
went to Portland this after loon where
he will spend the summer.
Irely England is the name of a nan
who registered last evening at tile St.
Charles hotel, from Beaver Creek
Guy Pickens, of Corvallis, was visit
ing friends in the Hub Cily yester
day. E. L. Shepherd, of Mill City, was
in the city today looking aflar busi
ness matters at the county court
C. G. Boggs returned last night
from a trip to Salem and other poinU
in Marion county.
Mrs. E. V. Preston, of Seattle,
mother of Mrs. J. M. Ralston of this
city, died Siaaday at Fresno, Califor
nia. The remains will be taken to
Seattle for burial, Mrs. Kuliii, a sister
of Mrs. Kalston of this city, accom
panying tlin body from Fresno.
The express from Lebanon the past
few days has included many crates of
home-grown strawberries, for which
that section is famous. Thry were
from the garden of Clem Bros, and
the Simpson people, consigned to
various points in the Willamette Val
HE JAIL YAWNS FOR
No Cases of Improper Conduct
Reported at Police Quarters
and Daughtry Anxious.
With the doors of the citv bastile
wide open and not a single case of
trunUenness or larceny reported to
police headquarters to four o'clock
his afternoon. I net of Police hllia
DaughfVy is wondering if the exceed
ugly uuiet day is but the calm before
the storm which will break out in the
residence and business section this
Never before, says Daughtry,
have I witnessed such an orderly
rowd on circus day. Not a simile
arrest has been made and not a single
case of improper conduct has been re
ported at headquarters. With the
usual crowd which usually follows in
the train of the average circus, it
would not surprise me in the least if
a number of cases of burglary are re
ported tins evening.
LEBANON RESIDENTS ARE RAPIDLY
COMPLETING BERRY FAIR FLANS
Lebanon, Or., May. 2S. The pros
pects were never brighter for the
strawberry fair and rose and horse
show than they are in Lebanon this
year. Tilt soliciting committee called
everyone responded liberally. Evcry-
on the business men last week and
body seems enthused and working
harmoniously for one purpose and
hat is to- make a irrand success of
this year's show. The program for
the three days follows:
1 hursday, June 5. Livestock day.
10:30 parade of fine stock and judg
ing and awarding of prizes for the
same; 1:30 p. m., addresses on good
roads by several prominent speakers;
r. in., baby show in strawberry-
Friday, June Willamette Valley
Day, 10:30 awarding prizes for ber
ries and flowers; 1:30, grand parade
of decorated automobiles, fraternal or
ders and societies and awarding prizes
for the best decorated automobile.
Saturday, June 8 Grange Day,
10:30, Governor West will address the
grange. 1 lie afternoon will De taK
cu up with athletic sports, under the
lircction of Professor ford, who wifl
have several teams from different
parts of the vulley.
The strawberry and flower cxhibi
in Lebanon and will be open each day
lion will far surpass any ever made
during the fair.
TACOMA MAN BUYS
INTEREST IN COMPANY
Charles Hulcn, formerly of Ta
coma, Washington, has purchased the
interest of Mr. Cline in the Multa
Machine Company which is located
at the corner of Calapooia and Sec
Mr. Hulcn is a son-in-law of Geo.
C. Hamilton of this city and expects
to move his family to Albany within
the next ten days.
Mrs. F. L. Sanborn, of Wasco, was
visiting friends here yesterday, while
here stopping at the St. Charles hotel.
Hutchinson brothers, living a few
miles south of Albany, arc bringing
some tine home-grown strawber
ries which they have been placing in
Rev. S. A. Douglas, for several
years pastor of the First Baptist
church of this city, left at noon today
for Ash and. where he will make Ins
future home, having accepted the pas
torate of the Baptist church there.
F. P. Devanev. a pioneer of Linn
county, returned to his home in Leba
non tins attcruoon alter a snori uusi-
ncss trip to Albany.
Mrs. Kate Perdue, of Mill City, is
in the city for a few days' visit with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. E. H. Rhodes, of this city,
who has been visiting friends and rel
atives for several months in Michigan,
Iowa, and Illinois, is expected home
Prof. C. O. Margrave, of Portland,
passed through Albany at noon today
to Lebanon where he has a music
class. He also has several pupils
Charley Baldwin, a former Albany
young man who lias Dccn locatcu at
1'ortlaml lor several moniiis, passeu
through Albany today to Roseburg
where he has accepted a position.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, of
Philomath, arc visiting friends in Al
bany this afternoon.
F. P. Lane, of Philomath, is in Al
bany this afternoon attending the cir
cus. X. W. Boom, of this city, went over
to Corvallis this afternoon to look
after affairs on his ranch near that
city. Mr. Boom expects to move
with his family to the ranch this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hoover, of
Portland, passed, passed through Al
bany this noon, enroute home from
Newport where Ihey have been visit
ing several days. 1
Ex-Mayor A. M. Reeves, of Leba
non, was visiting friends in Albany to
day ami looking after business mat
ters. Mr. Reeves is a former Albany
Geo. Stcngcr of the Barber Supply
Company of Portland, is attending
to business matters in Albany today.
A. J. McC'abe, a well-known resi
dent of Portland, is in the city look
ing after business mailers. Mr. Mc
Cabc purchased the motor that used
to draw the ear from the Southern
Pacific depot to the St. Charles hotel,
when the latter was taken o fllhc run
about ten year ago, taking it tcr
Alaska with him.