The Semi-weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1926, June 27, 1913, Page 1, Image 1

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No. G9
Young Man Injured in Railway
Accident Here Saturday,
Out Yesterday.
Will Be Cared for in, Portland
by Company; Will Leave
Hospital Wednesday.
Although the victim of a serious ac
cident Saturday morning when he was
struck by an Oregon Electric train,
receiving injuries to -the extent of a
badly bruised .shoulder, two cuts on
the head and numerous minor bruises
and cuts. Lyle R. Kigbec, who was tak
en to St. Mary's Hospital after the ac
cident, was able to be up yesterday
;md with his wounds bandaged '.eft
on the 9 o'clock Oregon Electric train
unaccompanied for Portland where he
will receive attendance at St. Vincents
Upon hearing of the accident offi
cials of the railroad sent word that it
would be their desire that the injured
young man go to Portland or if he
me "erred he could remain in the hos
pital in tin's city. Bigbee decided to
accept the proposal of the company
and will remain in Portland until
Wednesday after which it is believed
that he will be sufficiently recovered
to return, it having been determined
that his injuries are comparatively
A more detailed account of the ac
cident was learned this morning in an
interview with C. F. Bigbee, father of
the unfortunate young man. "He said
that his son was returning to the city
from the gravel'pit by the way of the
ties. At the point where the accident
occurred, the Oregon Electric tracks
and the Southern Pacific rails run
parallel for quite a distance. Hearing
the train coming and although he was
walking on the Oregon Electric ties,
he supposed that he was on the South
ern Pacific right-of-way. Upon hear
ing the whistle on the oncoming train
blow several times in rapid succession,
be glanced over his shoulder just in
time to see the train nearly upon him.
ReMizincr that to save his life he had
to iumn. which hp did iust as the train
struck him. Mr. Bigbee discredits the
statements made that his son struck
a switch but stated that the young man
was hurled with terriffic force to the
side of the right-of-way.
T.vle Bigbee ha manv friends here
and in Fugene. To attest this fact.
severnl nhone calls were received at
the Democrat office during Saturday
afternoon and evening, from peonle
inp'irinr farther information of the
ncrirWt For the nnt winter Bigbee
Ins hern a Mi'dnt. in the University
nf Oregon ad ! n graduate of the
lbanv Hifh School. He was a mem
ber of Me nitrbiPT tnff of tbn univer
tv ten-'i and ocrunies a similar posi
tion with the Albany Athletics.
Teams of Two Railroad Com
panies Will Compete for
Honor in Series.
A series of outdoor basketball
Karnes will be a unique athletic event
in Albany this summer. Teams com
posed of employees of the Southern
Pacific and Oregon Electric railroad
companies in this city will contest for
honors in this series. The games will
be played on the grounds of the Cen
tral public school.
As soon as the weather permits the
team will be organized and after each
has held several short preliminary
practices the scries will be on. The
Central school grounds has partially
been placed in readiness for the games.
V. D. Wtishburn arrived this noon
from Rrow-nsville where he has been
the guest of friends during the picnic.
lack llammcl left this noon for
Sliedd on a brief business errand.
Mr. and Mrs. John Marrs and son
were in the city this morning. They
returred home to Lacomb this noon.
J. C. Galbraith, of Turner, after
attending to business matters here this
morning returned this noon to his
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News on This Page is
From Daily Issue of
Intermittent Showers Have Not
Caused Any Damage; Bumper
Crops Expected.
Intermittent showers which have fal
len here during the past week have
neen called by farmers of this sec
tion "the rains that produce thousands
of dollars."
County. Commissioner Butler is
authority for the statement that the
rains will produce four times as much
as they lose. Slight damage has been
done to the cherry crop but the con
census of opinion is that the strawber
ry crop is uninjured thus far. Very
little of the grain crons have been tak
en clown as yet and it is believed that
when the harvest season comes, the
yields will far surpass those, of the
past few years. Farmers appear to be
elated over the showers and say that
they look forward to a bumper crop.
Local VVieather Observer, F. M.
French, started this morning that no
damage has resulted from the rains
and that in his opinion, if they should
continue for the next four davs, no
notable damage would be done. He
said that the rains came at the right
Contest Will Be Played at a
Later Date as Silverton
Wants Scalp.
The rain yesterday caused the post
ponement of the game of baseball
which was to have been played here
at the Athletic park between Manager
Al. Senders' Athletics and an aggrega
tion representing the city of Silverton.
With prospects unfavoralbe for a
bright day, Manager Senders called
the game off by telephone early yes
terday morning. However, the game
will be played at a later date and it
bids fair to be one of Albany's most
hotly contested games of the season
as Silverton has a strong team and
are anxious to get the local teams
scalp. Grounds for this desire are em
bodied in the fact that Silverton is an
active contender for the championship
of the valley this season and they real
ize that Albany in a fair way stands
a chance for this honor.
Editor Humphrey of the Jefferson
Review was attending to business mat
ters in Albany Saturday afternoon.
Dr. O. F. Demerest, of Cottage
Grove, was in the city last night. He
is registered at the 'Hainmel.
-Miss Aline Davis of Corvallis, was
the guest of friends in this city yes
terday. II. Ellis, a business man of Dallas,
transacted business here this morning.
Vie is registered at the Hammel.
A. C. Turner of Portland is
at the home of C. E. Howland of 10th
and Washington streets.
Mrs. H. Stcrnhau and son, of San
Francisco, are in the city on a visit at
the home of the former's mother, Mrs.
P, Cohen. This is her first visit here
for fifteen years, and she sees a re
markable transformation in the place
of her girlhood (lays.
R. Volkman of Crabtree was trans
acting business in Albany today.
Miss Hazel Saylor returned this
noon from Lebanon where she was an
over Sunday visitor with friends.
Grover fiirtchett, a theological stu
dent wlro is in charge of a church at
Alsea. arrived in the city this noon
from that place and will visit his par
ents in Jefferson for a few days.
F. M. French left this noon on a
Southern Pacific watch inspection tour
over the Wendling branch.
Dr. Russell Wallace has returned
from Chicago where he has been for
the past two months taking a p;t
graduate course in surgery. Tie vis
ited other place-, in the East while
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People and Veterans of Eugene
Were Royal Hosts to
Annual Encampment of Survi
vors of Late War Closed
Saturday Afternoon.
Eugene. Ore.. June 21. (Special to
Democrat.) The election ot Jay H.
Upton of Scout Young Camp, Port
land, as department commander, and
the selection of Salem as the next
meeting place, the r.nnual encampment
of the United Spanish war veterans
tiwjuuiiii-u luu.iy ;ii noon, upton was
elected on the first ballot. William E.
Risley of Phillips Camp, Albany, and
E. R. Lundburg of Scout Young Camp,
being other nominees.
Other officers were elected without
opposition as follows: Senior vice
commander. A. W. McLaughlin, Eu
gene; junior vice commander, Carl
Abrams, Salem; department inspector,
Harvey Wells, Portland; department
chaplain, J. B. Ingram, Fort Stevens:
judge advocate, Robert J. O'Neill.
Portland; surgeon. Or. W. O. Asselin.
Salem: marshal, W. G. White. Eugene.
The hundred or more visiting war
veterans in Eugene were entertained
and feted on every hand. Prom the j
time of the arrival of the special ex
cursion train from Portland at noon'
Friday till the end of the business ses
sion Saturday at noon there was
something to do and something to see,
and Saturday afternoon, given up to
pleasure entirely, was spent by the vis
itors in various ways best suited to
their different tastes.
The parade after the arrival of the
excursion train was a surprise, The
committee had expected a delegation
of perhaps 50, but twice that number
arrived. The Eugene Radiators and a
large number of members of the local
post of the G. A. R. volunteered to
escort the visitors downtown, and
they, with the military band and the
100 local veterans, made a parade far
beyond expectations.
At Friday afterrion. session a res
olution was unanimously adopted by
the encampment memorializing con
gress to bring Brigadier General
Thomas M. Anderson, retired, to the
rank of brigadier.
E. J. McClanahan Will Repre
sent Oregon Branch at
Atlantic City.
At a meeting of the Oregon branch
of the American Poultry Association,
hild in this city Saturday evening, E.
J. McClanahan, of Eugene, was chosen
to represent the Oregon branch of
the National convention of the associa
tion to be held at Atlantic City, N. j
in August
Fifteen member sof the Oregon
branch were present at the meeting,
Portland. Eugene, Roscburg, Albany
and Estacada being represented in the
list of members present.
E. J. McClanahan. of Eugene, presi
dent of the Oregon branch, presided
at the meeting and Edward Schearcr.
of Estacada. secretary, officiated in
that position.
Attorneys Weatherford and
Weatherford File Two
Replies to Suits.
Filing answers in behalf of .!ic de
fendant. Attorney Weatherwv l and!
VYa!bcr;ord. this morning ph ed on I
re.-oid two documents denying f.irbj
and r very allegation made in ro.n-1
plaint filed against their clien. 1
The ca-cs in question are ( AV. '
IvW njM-V't A. K, fHatt nnd Wil-Vfd
' Jon. , : gainst P.. f. Payitp T!n'.iint'- were file.) eometjn'r :iuo :
ami i-ivovc financial matters, pertain
ing to the pay tnent of pronm-ory
notes. The plaintiffs allege tint the
defendant executed not", in their lie
half which have past fallen due and'
they trek to recover on same. The ;
ae of misrepresentation plnvs an
important part in the Miit of 'Tones
c Pavne.
Albany Has Largest Gravel Pits
on the Pacific Coast; Will
Supply Ballast.
Gravel Pits to Be Opened Sat
urday; Steam' Shovels to
Be Installed.
Eugene, Ore., June 23. (.Special to
Democrat.) Albany has the largest
gravel pits on the Pacific Coast from
which ballast will be taken soon for
the ballasting of the Monroe-Eugene
branch of the Portland, Eugene &
Eastern railroad. .
The rails of the new road were con
nected at Monroe Saturday and all
that now remains to be done is to put
the track in "ship-shape" for the haul
ing of traffic, is to ballast where need
ed. There is still some ditching to be
done at several places and this has
been delayed by the breaking of the
steam ditcher' at Lake Creek Wednes
day. The ditcher was . sent to the
shops at Albany for repairs and was
put into working order and returned
to the front Saturday.
The gravel pits near Albany will be
opened and the hauling out for bal
lasting will begin about next Satur
day. A large steam shovel for load
ing will be installed next Thursday.
These pits are the largest on the Pa
cific Coast and have more than 700,(XX)
yards of gravel easily accessible. It
will possible take out 200 carloads
of gravel a day for ballasting the line
after they have been opened.
R. F. Smithwick, engineer in charge,
was -itr' Eugene today looking after
work connected with the engineering
Fine Berries.
Some of the finest berries the writer
has ever seen were being exhibited on
the streets of Albany Saturday by T.
F. Robinson and C. H. Oliver. The
box contained just seventeen berries
of the "Democrat" variety and were
grown in the Robinson yard at M0
East 23rd street. The "Democrat" is
an Eastern berry, having first been
raised at Rattle Creek Michigan.
Special Train Left This City
Yesterday Morning at
8:30 o'Clock.
Over one hundred and fifty Albany
:eopL went lo Turner yesterday on
a special train to attend the annual
campmeetiiig services of the Christian
church which have been in progress
there for three days. The train left
this city at 8:30 o'clock in the morn
ing and returned after the evening
services at the Turner Tabernacle
were completed last night.
It appeared to be the concensus of
opinion that the services were greatly
enjoyed by the crowd attending from
here. On account of the services at
Turner and in order to let alt of the
members of the local Christian church
have an opportunity to attend them,
the services in that church were ad
journed yesterday.
Polk County's Harvest Brings
Price Down to Average of
$1.25 a Crate.
I'olk county's strawberry crop is!
I.'irife enough lo supply the demand
this sta-on, according to a report re-1
ceived this morninif, and there has J
been --uch a quantity of berries as to
bring the price down to an average of!
1,25 a crate. The growers, however, '
arc making no complaint. as the yield '
is sufficiently large to injure good
profil-. The frequent rains have help-!
ed the crop iminen -cly. especially
when followed by warm weather. !
Nearly every one i buving a good
supply of strawberries owing to the
it'i'b ratc price anil the extraordinray i
ivo'l flavor of the berries. -
Arthur Kemp Who Hails from
Airlie Imbibed too Freely
of Joy Water.
Charged with drunkenness and Jis
ordcrly conduct, Arthur Kemp was
arraigned before l'olice Judge Van
Tassel this morning and plca.ic.l trini
ty to the charge. He was iined Si'.l
and costs which he paid and was re
leased. Kemp rvas arrested last nisht n
i hsl street about, 8:3(1 o'clock by the
niuht officers and he became so vio
lently enraged over his arrest that the
otlicers had to praeticallv' overpower
him before he was lodged in the city
Kemp slave his residence as Airlie
and said that he came to Albany to
consult with a physician, lie said'thal
while on the train a friend offered him
a drink and that, one called for an
other, lie said that he did not feel
the effect on (he train but just as soon
as he Rot off he became exceedingly
unsteady on his feet.
Miss Grace Gill is in Scio visits,
with her mouther. Mrs. M. C. Giff.
Arrangements Will Be Made to
Co-Operate at the Chau
tauqua Assembly.
At the renular r.icetiiiK of the union
which will be held tomorrow after
noon arrangements will be completed
for maintaining headquarters and a
rest room at the Chautauqua.
It is the purpose of the W. C. T. U.
to assist in any way it can, the man
agement, in making pleasant arrange
ments for the comfort of those who
come to the Chautauqua from outside
the city, so the large and commodious
tent purchased by the Union for Chau
tauqua work will be located in some
convenient place and will be at the
disposal of visitors. Conferences can
be held there by organizations desiring
to hold informal meetings, and a gen
eral rest room will be maintained.
A full attendance tomorrow after
noon is desired.
After visiting at the home of Mrs.
W. E. Rogers, Miss Esther lllackburn
returned to her home in Lebanon Sat
urday afternoon.
Mis Arelia llirch and brother Sam
uel lift Saturday for Riekerall where
they will visit a portion of the sum
mer with relatives.
M iss I sabelte Garland of Lebanon
who has been a guest at the home of
II II. Hewitt and Win. Itain for sev
eral days returned Saturday night
to her home.
Miss Mary K. Southerland, who is
to have charge of the domestic sci
ence department of the Chautauqua,
arrived in the city Saturday afternoon
from her home in Grand Korks, N.
I). II cr parents are residents of J. inn
county, residing at Shedd, where she
went after reporting for duty to Chau
tauqua officials to visit them until the
assembly convened.
Mrs. P. W. Arnold is the guest of
her mother, Mrs. M. C. Gill of Scio.
She will return home the fore pari
of the week.
Captain W. A. F.Ikius, of Lebanon
passed through the city tliii noon
bound for J'ortland.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McDowell were
among the Albany people attending
the picnic at Ilrownsvillc Saturday.
Miss Olga Krickson, of I -dipeniing.
M icli., arrived this noon to spend a
portion of the slimmer here with rel
ntives and friend -t. She will lie the
guest of Mrs. Peter Paulu ami Miis
V.'lma Davis while here. Mis F.rkk--on
is a former Albany young lady
and is a graduate of the commercial
department of the Albany College.
Fred Westbrook was visiting with
frt'-tid- in Kugrne yesterday.
W. H. Chance returned last night
from a bii'ine-s trip to Crawfofdsvillc
ai aM-uut labor commissioner.
C. K. Itrnre nnd wife returned today
fro-n a trip to Kugcnr where the lat
ter has been for the past cek visit
ing with relative!i,
W. Jack -on. of Kola, is registered
at (he St. FrancK
W. H. Davidson, of Salem, trans
u ted business here thin morning.
Judge Kelly Imposes Fines and
Jail Term on Hart and
Court Will Probably Hold Over
During Week; Harrington
Vs. Miller Up.
James Hart and J. D. Kennedy who
were convicted on two separate joint
indictrivents last week in Circuit Judge,
Kelly's coihi-civ tMHtguy of ''violation
ui the provisions of the local option
liquor law, were arraigned this liiorii-
ing at 9 o'clock before Judge Kelly
and received their sentences in one i
case each of $-'30 and A) davs in jail j
and in the oilier by a fine of $350 and '
days in jail.
According to Judge Kelly's verdict
each ol lender is to pay a total of $600
and serve a term of 60 days in the
county jail. The jail sentence is the
maximum and the court's decision was
based largely upon the fact that the.
convicted bootleggers have been re
peatedly before tiie roin-t r... t;...:i..-
I hroiigh their attorneys, D. A.
Iirown of S.-ileiti fin, I r i ui.:. r
. . . J- ,i,uicy, ol
this city, the defendants immediately
, ri"-"' ' me .supreme court.
Illde-e ki v r,r;v,! tl,.,: i i
$15K) each which will be furnished.
niiorncy irate s. iiill and
Deputy District Attorney Dan John
ston prosecuted the case for the state.
i'lie cases wgrc tried Wednesday and
Thursday and the jury in one case
deliberated only 15 minutes before it
reached a verdict while the jury in the
second case was out over three hours
before reaching a decision. An ap
peal was instituted in both cases.
In the two indictments the convic
ted bootleggers were charged jointly
of the sale of intoxicating liquors ill
viol.'i lion nt ilm 1......I n. t: i
1 .....II UjMIIMI !l,Ur lilW
on June 7 to W. M. McDcrmott on
v,nu- v ii.ii gc and lo William Allplllll
on the other.
The next case to conic up in court
before Judge Kelly is the suit of Har
rington against Miller. The trial will
probablv be completed late this after
noon. Judge Kelly will probably hold
court nearlv nil nf tlm .ol il. ......
being much more business to occupy
HIS .11 ICilllOU.
Several Will Get Married and
Others to Go Into Other
Lebanon, Ore., June 22. Of the 14
teachers in the Lebanon public schools
last year only two have been re-elected
for the next year. Professor lin
ker, superintendent, will attend the
Stale University next year. Other
teachers will attend school, a few will
go into other vocations, it is rumored,
one or two will get married anil di
rest have secured places in the other
Next year there will he 16 teachers
in the schools and 15 of these have
been elected.
Those elected are as follows: F.
Thordarson, of North Dakota, super
intendent; high school teachers. (). S.
Kirseher. of X e w York ; Ruth Peters
and Lucille Davis, of Corvallis. and
I'earl Bradley, of Hood River; grade
teachers, K. D. Hops, eighth; Jessie
Keed. seventh: Clara Van Cleve, nixth ;
I'rankie Allen, fifth: Miss TIiotimiwui
fourth; Mamie McKnight, third: lt:,v
Haletou, third; lunula Fuller, second;
Jessie Wild and Winnie Pct;yhort
Peddlar Arrested and Fined.
Arri.t,.,l fr I.IK ... .!
..... ..... .... -ijiv-i. I.IC ICS II, -
on the streets without a license. J. J.
vine who nans irom t,aliloriua was
arraigned before l'olice Judge Van
Tassel this afternoon and pleaded guil
ty, lie was fined $5 and costs which
he paid and was released. Cole was
arrested by Officer King who has not
iced the man trying to dispose of his
l;. W. l.".ibo nf I'eorra, w.i.
M.iy visit. r ... the .-.ij yestcr iay ;!c
returned home this morning.
I Jackson of Portland was
visiting relatives and friends in the
vicinity of Albany nu Sunday. Mr.
Ja k-ou is a former re-ident of Linn
county and has a large circle of
friends in Albany.