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ALBANY, LINN COUNTY. OREGON, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
ON LIBRARY PLANS
President Hewitt of the Board
Says That Actual Work Will
Commence in Spring.
MONEY NOW AVAILABLE FOR
HANDSOME NEW BUILDING
$17,500 Will Be Used for Build
ing Purposes; None of This
Money for Furnishings.
That the full sum of $17,500.00 now
available for the erection of a library
building will be used in the construc
tion and none of this money applied
to interior furnishings, was the state
ment made this morning by Judge
Hewitt, president of the library board.
When asked this morning in regard
to' the date at which actual construc
tion work would begin, Judge Hewitt
made the following statement:
"The plans and specifications' for
the new building are now in the hands
of Architect Tobey and we expect to
commence the actual construction of
the building just as soon as the
weather breaks in the spring.' '
"In addition to the $12,500 sub
scribed by Andrew Carnegie, Mrs.
Sam Young subscribed an additional
sum of $2500.00 upon condition that
a similar amount should be raised
among the local business men. $2000
of this sum is now available, and the
balance will soon be raised. We will
erect a substantial brick building
which will be one-story in height with
a full basement."
WOMEN LEADERS URGE .
SIPiE GIRLS' DRESS
School children Must Be Taught
Plain and Tasteful Dress
ing She Says.
San Francisco", Jan. 28. Miss Sallie
J. Jones, member of the Board of Eu
ucation, who inaugurated "sane grad
uations" for the grammar and high
schools of San Francisco, addressed
the members of the Juvenile Protec
tive Association yesterday afternoon
on "Overdressing of Schoolgirls.'
Miss Jones started an agitation for
general education among mothers and
teachers for simpler dressing of
school children, and her tail; yesterday
was a recognition of the interest which
she has aroused among the women of
the Protective association.
"We have achieved simplicity of
. graduation exercises." said Miss Jones.
"We did that by simply demanding
them, and at the close of the last term
there was only one school in which
the long glove paraphernalia of a de
butante affair existed.
"With the question of dressing, the
matter is more difficult. Uniforms are
not looked upon with favor. But we
can educate mothers and the public
generally to the importance of simpler
standards. If we can get help from
the parental side in teaching the chil
dren, especially the girls (lor the
dress problem among boys settles it
self very soon after they enter school),
that character is more important than
dress, the work will be started.
"One teacher has asked, 'What shall
I do with a girl who paints?' In the
lower grades 1 prohibit it. I did that
with hatpin nuisances, simply by re
moving hatpins. There never was any
objection from parents on that score.
"Dress is the reflex of public senti
ment. If we can accomplish things
which arc facts now. such as gaining
suffrage and other reforms, we can
unite to create a public opinion which
will not tolerate overdressing in our
Miss Mary Co'nlin of the Probation
office spoke of the evils of overdress
ing and the desire for clothes which
contribute to the delinquency of girls.
"We can't put too much emphasis
on the need for simple dressing." said
Miss Conlin. "Girls from their earli
est days should be taught what is ap
propriate to wear, just as they are
taught anything else. Then we would
not have girls seeking the way to
easy money with which to buy clothes
that will draw to them the admiration
and attention of the world at large.
"Dress reform can be brought about
not oy legislation." but by the earnest,
concentrated effort of good, sensible
women, through general education
upon the subject."
Mrs. Alice Best, president of
Women's Recall League. which is
busy recalling Judge Weller at pres
ent, gave the women a few of her
ideas upon the subject of "over dress
ing" "Dress regorm in our children will
come only when educated women tale
the initiative in proper dressing." she
said, "since imitation is so great a
factor in the overdrestng of the pres
ort dav. When the women who stand
a thr leaders of our community dress
ao"orriate!y for the street, then will
we find the girls ? hn look to tho'se
women doing H' e-S" "
DUMMIES WILL BE RESCUED
FROM HOTEL TOMORROW
Second Drill by Members of the
Local Fire Department Will
Be Given at 7:30.
The rescuing of several dummies
from the third floor of .the Revere
hotel will form an interesting portion
of the drill to be given on tomorrow
evening by the members of the Al
bany fire department.
This is the second drill to be given
by the fire fighters, the first one
having been given a few weeks ago
from the roof of the Oddfellows' tem
ple at the corner of First and Ferry
streets. At that time the firemen
made an excellent record for time,
carrying a hose to the top of the
building and throwing a stream of
water within three minutes from the
time the alarm was sounded. This
time included thfe "run of the depart
ment from the engine house, connect
ing the hose, and placing the ladders.
, The alarm for the drill tomorrow
evening will be turned in over the
Home telephone by George Prinzler,
night clerk of . the Revere hotel,, be
tween1 7:30 and 8 o'clock., The entire
fire-fighting apparatus will then .be
rushed to the scene 'pf the "fire" and
an endeavor made, to eclipse the rec
ord made a' few weeks ago in carry
ing the hose to the top of the build
ing and throwing water.
The dummies which will be used to
represent human ' beings, will all be
located on the third floor of the hotel,
in places unknown to the firemen,
who will search for them and" carry
them to the street after they have
been found. A large crowd is expect
ed to witness the drill tomorrow even
PEARL NECKLACE BRINGS
5265.00Q AT AUCTION
Mysterious Collection Sold in
Paris, Part of Which May
Come to America.
Paris, Jan. 27. A mysterious collec
tion o'f jewelry said to have belonged
to a Turkish princess was sold today
by auction before a crowd of dealers
and amateur collectors of all coun
tries. The principal lot was a necklace of
240 Oriental pearls, valued at a quar
ter or a million dollars, wiucn actually
fetched $265,000, the largest sum ever
paid at a public auction for. such an
article. It was bought by M'. Nobert
after spirited bidding with M. James
ich. Princess Matildc's collarette
At the first day's sale the total
sum of $370,376 was taken in.
The greatest secrecy is maintained
as to the ownership and the purchas
ers, but the presence of dealers having
American customers suggests the pos
sibility that some of these rubies, dia
monds and pearls are going to the
J. J. Walter, of Portland, owner of
one of Oregon's finest beach resorts
near Xehalcm, arrived in the city last
evening on a short visit with his son,
L. D. Walter, district organizer of
the United Artisans. Mr. Walter was
at one time chaplain of the Illinois
state penitentiary at Joliet, Illinois,
and for years has been delivering a
popular lecture entitled "Four Years
President Kerr of the Oregon Agri
cultural College arrived in Albany
from Corvallis eiiroute to Salem where
he will look after some business mat
ters. A. B. Horner, a well known mer
chant of Gates, was looking after busi
ness matters in this citv yesterday.
President H. M. Crooks left yester
day morning for Salem where he will
impend the day looking after business
A. M. Hammer left yesterday morn
ing for Salem where he spent the
day looking after business matters.
Phil. Flood, a prominent resident of
Portland, was visiting friends and rel
atives in this city yesterdiy afternoon.
F. Shepherd, a resident of Mill Citv,
was in Albany yesterday on a short
business trip, stopping while here at
the Van Dran hotel.
H. E. Stoudenmeyer, a well known
orchestra man of Salem, passed
through Albany yesterday to Corval
lis. J. A. Howard is the authority for
the statement that he is receiving
more inquiries at the present time
from eastern men concerning the Wil
lamette Valley than at any time dur
ing the past year. He expects a great
deal of activity in local real estate cir
cles during the coming spring and
Rev. Knott will leave today for Eu
gene where he will spend several
weeks visiting with friends.
Miss Anna Chase received the in
dorsement of the Protective associa
tion for the "Red Light Injunction
and Abatement Act" which she is
pressing upon the legislature.
78-YEAR OLD ALBANY MAN IS
ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK
Judge Van Tassel Suspends the
Sentence of Five Days When
Man Makes Promise.
J. Fierstein, aged 78 years, was
among those who were arraigned in
the police court this morning on a
charge of being intoxicated last even
ing. Judge Van Tassel was greatly
surprised to see a man of Fierstein's
age in court on a charge of this na
ture and proceeded to give him a
fatherly talk, urging him to stop drink
ing and leave the blind pigs alone,
after which he sentenced him to five
days in the city jail.
Sentence was suspended by the
court on the promise of Fierstein to
stay out of the places where intoxi
cating liquor is being Sold in this
city. H. H. Kaiser, another resident
of this city, was fined $19 and costs
this morning bv Judge Van Tassel on
a charge of being drunk. He paid the
fine and was released.
ItMrA?Y. OF POULTRY
MOVIES IS ANNOUNCED
Professor James Dryden and
Popular, Instruction Films
Enrtute for Albany.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, Or., Jan. 29. The itinerary of
the popular poultry instruction mov
ing picture film which the extension
division of the Oregon Agricultural
College is sending out for a tour of
the state, is now comoleted for a week
in advance, and a prospective route
through the northern "part of the Wil
lamette valley and into Eastern Ore
gon is being worked out.
Prof. James Dryden, poultry hus
bandman for the experiment station,
left yesterday morning for Albany,
and at noon he started to Cottage
Grove, where he arrived in the after
noon at 3:10. Today he goes on to
Roseburg, and Wednesday he will be
in Grants Pass. He will take the mo
tor Thursday to Woodville, and from
there will go to Mcdford, and thence
to Ashland Friday morning. He re
turns to Albany on Saturday.
On Feb. 13 Prof. Dryden is to
"judge" the exhibits in the poultry
show at Union, and wil exhibit the
flm there also. Baker is to be the
terminus of the trip into eastern Ore
gon. EUGENE HIGHWAYMAN GETS
FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE PEN
Eugene, Or., Jan. 28. James Dan-
Icy, who held up J. D. Forsythe at the
point of a gun in the Southern Pacific
depot here a few night:; ago, and took
from him a small sum of money, was
this fiftemoon sentenced by Judge
Harris, of the circir.t court, to serve
15 years in the stare penitentiary.
Uoniev, after the robbery, went to
Springfield, where he was arrested two
lours later. He was in a .saloon at the
time, drinking, and when the officers
entered the place, attempted to. draw
FRED DAWSON PREDICTS THAT
ALBANY WILL CORNER MOVIES
The following item was taken from
this mnrniug's Oregonian: ,
Fred Dawson, a druggist of Albany,
who has been staying at the Imperial
hotel, says that his town will soon
have a corner on the moving-picture
business if a theatre war now in prog
ress there is not settled.
"Ihcre were three shows original
ly." said Mr. Dawson, "and Mr. Blv.
a showman of Salem, came to Albany
and started to build a fine theatre
right in the center of the business dis
trict. Then one of our theatre men,
to even up, has commenced another
very fine, large theater near the new
one, so that two are being built,
meaning five shows almost altogether.
"At this rate Albany will soon be
the dramatic film center of the state.
and there will be a scat for everybody
in the town and standing room will
have been forgotten. I wouldn't pre
dict the outcome of other people's
business, but the patrons arc certainly
going to De well cared tor it the cur
tains stay up."
F. R. Dunn, travelling nassencer
agent of the Southern Pacific, left
yesterday afternoon for Tangent
where he will look after business mat
ters this afternoon.
Judge H. M. Palmer is in Salem
vhere he is assisting urging some im-
ortant legislation ranted bv the lo
cal Presbyterian church.
H. E. Van Ness, a nrominent busi
ness mon o'f Eugene, was transacting
business matters in this city yester
day afternoon. While here he was
registered at the Revere.
Attorney L; L. Swan left this morn
ing for Eugene where he was called
on legal business.
NO TRUTH IN RUMOR .
SAYS THE R. R. OFFICAL
Portland, Eugene & Eastern
Claims That Company Is Not
Negotiating for Property.
Declaring that there is absolutely no
foundation in tthe Tumor that the
Portland, Eugene & Eastern Railway
have acquired property near the cor
ner of First ami Lyon streets for the
purpose of erecting a new depot, one
of the leading officials of the road this
morning put a- stop to the rumors
which have gained wide circulation in
Albany during the past few clays.
It was claimed several days ago
that the P., E. & E. was negotiating
for property in this section of the city
for depot purposes and last night it
was reported that the purchase had
actually been consummated. As a re
sult of these rumors the real estate
market in the immediate vicinity (has
been active and much interest has
been manifested in the transaction by
local business men.
STRONG ALBANY DELEGATION
GOES. TO CAPITAL CITY
Local; Business Men. Will Ad
vocate Liberal Appropriation
for San Francisco Fair.
Leaving tomorrow for Salem a
strong delegation of Albany business
men will appear Thursday evening be
fore the ways and means committee
of the house of representatives to
urge a liberal appropriation for the
Oregon exhibit at the San Francisco
Among those who have signified
their intention of going to Salem are
the following well known business
men: William Bain, W. G. Ballack,
E. D. Cusick, J. f. Collins, Dr. W. H.
Davis, Dr. ML Hi Ellis, F. M. French,
F. J. Flctchei, j. A. Howard, L. E.
Hamilton, Dr. J,: L. Hill, N. E. Mor
ton,. A. A, ,Mlcky( F, P; Nutting, G.
W. Pennebaker, C. G. Rawlings, Jos
eph H. Ralston, G. E. Sanders, C. H.
Stewart, James Tomlinson, D. O.
Woodworth, Dr. J. P. Wallace, P. A.
Young, J. S. Van Winkle.
Others who are interested in the
matter are invited by Manager Stew
art to join the delegation.
GENTLEMEN BURGLARS ARE
. WORKING VALLEY CITIES
That there is an organized gang of
gentlemen burglars operating now in
variouc cities of the Willamette val
ley was the statement made this
morning by John Catlin of this city,
who has received notice that they
were headed this way and to keep a
lookout for them.
The thieves are reported to be very
slvlish and up to date in their dress
and will pass for gentlemen most any
I'lace. Ihcy are said lo be operating
in hotels and apartment houses in the
raricus cities of this .stale, making
gnod hauls of -jewelry and other valu
able articles which they secure by
robbing the room guests during their
'jbsence at dinner of ii: the lobby.
STATE TREASURER FINDS
60-YEAR OLD BONDS
Springfield, 111., Jan. 27. fn going
over the files of his office today, pre
paratory to turning it over to his
successor, State Treasurer William
Ryan discovered four bonds for $1,000
each which have remained unclaimed
in the vaults of the state treasury for
over sixty years. The bonds bear the
date of July, 1847. With. them was
found a notation dated in 1857 by
State Treasurer John Moore stating
that the bonds had been deposited
with him for safe keeping.
Tom Riley, the genial conductor on
the Albany-Philomath passenger train,
is enjoying a vacation o'f several days.
He attracted much attention at tne
depot this morning where he appeared
wearing his Stetson which is the only
souvenir of the Pendleton round-up
that he has It-It.
Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Hodges of this
city left this morning for Portland,
called there by the death of Mrs.
Hodges' brother, Harvey Blake, who
was killed by the cars at Vancouver,
S. D. Brown, for many years a resi
dent of Lyons, a thriving little town
east of Albany on the Corvallis &
Eastern Ry., was transacting business
mattersin Albany yesterday, stopping
while here at the Revere hotel.
Mrs. E. H. Rhodes of this city, ac
companied by her grandson Klwond,
returned home this morning frorr.
Oakland. California, where they have
been visiting for thr niM t-' inm!ii
at the homr o' " NIhk' s' ! ghu
Mrs. Kvalvn cr"--th
SACK OF PEANUTS IS REWARD
FOR ACT OF KINDNESS TODAY
Landlord Hammel Accomodates
Patron Who Forgot Rubbers
A sack of peanuts was the only tip
that J. C. Hammel, the genial pro
prietor and manager of the Hotel Re
vere, received this morning when, to
accommodate one of bis patrons, he
raced all the way to the Oregon Elec
tric depot to deliver a pair of rub
bers which had been forgotten by
their owner when he left the hotel
H. E. Weidman, a well known trav
eling salesman who sells threshing
machines and gasoline engines, was
in a hurry when he left the hotel this
morning and managed to secure all of
his belongings with the exception of
his rubbers. He did not miss them
until the train had arrived.
Realizing that during the present
damp weather he needed the rubbers
badly, he was just starting for the pas
senger station to telephone for. them
when he happened to glance down
Lyon street and was greeted by the
sight of the well known proprietor
of the Revere coming up the center
of the street at it 2:10 gait, the miss
ing rubbers dangling from his hand,
Weidman was profuse in his thanks
for the kindness of .the landlord and
just before boarding the train reached
into his pocket and brought forth a
five five cents which he handed
Hammel teling him to buy some pea
nuts. - 1 1 .
Hammel is said to have been "some
sprinter" during his younger days and
that he had not forgotten some of bis
abilities along athletic lines was dem
onstrated by his early marathon today.
CAPTAIN JAMES BLAKELY IS
REPORTED SERIOUSLY ILL
He Recently Celebrated 100th
Birthday; Friends Learn
of Illness with Regret.
Captain James Blakely, the
well known pioneer ; citizen re
siding at Brownavillo-and who.rc-t
ccntly celebrated his 100th birth
day, is reported to be seriously ill
and some doubt is entertained for
his recovery. Captain Blakely's
health has been failing for sev
eral months and his advanced age
causes some fear that he will not
rally from his present illness.
His many friends in Albany and
Linn county have learned of his
illness with regret and are all
anxiously awaiting the news that
he has passed the danger point
and is on the road to good health
NEW VETERINARY SURGEON
LOCATES IN THIS CITY
After making a thorough investiga
tion of conditions in and around Al
bany, Dr. J. A. Donaghue today closed
the deal for the purchase of the prac
tice of Dr. C. C. Schilt of this city.
Dr. Donaghue is a veterinary sur
geon and has practised his profession
for the past three years at Pendleton,
where he enjoyed an excellent prac
tice. He comes well recommended
by the leading horsemen of Pendleton
and will doubtless enjoy a good busi
ness. E. A. Wake, a well known resident
of Corvallis, passed through Albany
this morning to Portland, called there
by the death of his brother, Harvey
Hlakc, who was killed by a Northern
Pacific train at Vancouver yesterday.
A representative of the Evinrudc
Detachable Rowboat and Canoe mo
tor is giving a daily demonstration at
the Albany Gun store of this late ap
pliance which is the marvel of those
who have witnessed it. A more prac
tical demonstration will be given Sun
day afternoon near the wapon bridge
Canrad Meyer Jr. left this morning
for Salem where he will spend the
day looking after business matters.
He states that the excavating work on
the new building to be erected by his
father, for the liligh theatre will be
commenced within (he next week.
John Mars, a prominenl resident of
Lacomb and chief fire warden for
I-inn county, passed through Albany
this morning enroutc home from a trip
to Kstacada, Clackamas comity, where
he has been on a timber cruising trip.
He reports thirty inches of snow in
the mountains above Kstacada.
Ford Daniels of Beverly, West Vir
ginia, who has been visiting relatives
in Albany for the past few weeks, left
this morning on a short business trip
to Mill City.
Niai nn This Pare ii f?
WFDMCOAY. JANUARY 29. .
V Vm ly issue of
THE EASTERN STAR
The Grand Matron and Grand
Patron of Oregon Attend the
FINE BANQUET FOLLOWED
THE REGULAR BUSINESS
Impressive Ceremony Under
Direction of High Officials
of the Order. 8
With the grand matron and grand
patron of the Eastern Star of Ore
gon in attendance, members of the or
der met last night at the Masonic
Temple for the purpose of installing
tne otticcrs elected at tne meeting
held on December 20th.
Addresses bv Grand Matron Mar
garet V. Hayter of Dalles and. Grand
ratron J. fc.. iioiitrey ot balem were
the teaturcs of the evening, both of
these officers speaking on the eood
of trie order.
After the installation of officers a
iine banquet was served but owing to
me lateness ot tne. nour tne toasts
The officers installed at the meet
ing last night were as follows:
Elective officers Minctta Austin,
W. M.; Geo. Taylor, W. P.; Maud
Strauss, Assoc. M. : Ella 'C. Meade.
secretary; Barbara Wentworth, Con.j
Edith Brandcberry, Assoc. Con. Ap
pointive officers Ada, Mrs. Dalack;
Ruth, Mrs. Hulburt; Esther, Mrs.
fish; Metha, Miss Blackwell; Electa,
Mrs. Lcmkc: organist. Mrs. Van Win
kle; marshal!, Mrs. M. E. Bilycu;
cnapiam, Mrs. J. is., wcathcrlorcl;
warden, Mrs. Mary Baker; sentinel,
Mrs. W. E. Baker.
HENRY BLAKE KILLED BY CARS
NEAR VANCOUVER YESTERDAY
Deceased Was Brother of Mrs.
A. J. Hodges and Mrs. Ben
Kirk of Albany.
Hcnrv Blake, a well known resident
of Portland and a brother of Airs. A.
J. Hodges and Mrs. Ben Kirk of this
city, died at the Good Samaritan hos
pital in Portland last evening as the
result ot injuries which lie received
wben he was struck by a Northern
Pacific passenger train near Vancouv
er, Washington, yesterday afternoon.
Henry Blake and his brother,
George S. Blake, also of Portland,
had been looking at some real estate
in the vicinity of Vancouver and were
returning to that city, walking along
the railroad tracks. When the train
approached from the ( rear, , George
stepped off the track o'n one side and
Henry attempted to step off on the
other, but before he could accomplish
this he was struck by the pilot of the
engine and hurled from the track.
The train was stripped immediately
and the injured man placed in the bag
gage car and rushed lo the hospital at
Portland where he died last evening.
While being taken lo (he hospital he
complained of slight pains in his side
but ilid not think that lie was serious
He left to mourn his death a wife, a
daughter, Mrs. James Hart of New
Meadows, Idaho, and a son, Kufe
Blake of Portland. He also leaves
to mourn his death, a father, 13. A.
Blake residing near Corvallis, three
brothers, George Blake of Portland;
Dr. W. E. Blake of Ashland, and E.
A. Blake of Corvallis, and two sis
ters, Mrs. A. J. Hodges and Mrs. Ben
Kirk of Albany. The funeral services
will probably be held in Portland to
morrow. The deceased was well known
thontghoiit the state, he and his
brother George, having amassed a
large fortune ill the sheep raising bus
iness in Eastern Oregon.
SALEM EDITOR IS NEW
CANDIDATE fOR POSTMASTER
Grand Patron of Eastern Star
Is Editor of Newspaper in
Arriving last night from Salem, J.
E. Godfrey, grand patron o'f the East
ern Star of Oregon, last night assist
ed in the installation of the officers
of the Albany lodge.
Mr. Godfrey is the editor of the
Salem Messenger, one of the leadhig
democratic newspapers of the state,
and is a candidate for postmaster of
the Capital City. He was one o'f the
Oregon delegates to the Baltimore
convention and has always been prom
inent in Oregon politics. His friends
are confident that he will land the