The Semi-weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1913-1926, December 12, 1913, Page 3, Image 3

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Two Men Taken in Custody
Last Night on Charge of
Stealing Overcoats.
Was Bound Over for the Grand
Jury, Bonds Fixed at $500;
In Jail.
One wearing an overcoat beloig
ing to Harry Albers, two men were
founded up last night in the South
ern Pacific railroad yards, awaiting to
jump a freight, by Constable Cat
ilin and Night Officers Marshall and
Rogers, one on a charge of stealing
the overcoat valued at $35 and the
other upon suspicion of stealing an
overcoat belonging to R. E. Crawford.
The men, who are plain hoboes, ac
cording to the police, gave the names
of James Wilson and Fred Williams.
Coats Stolen Last Night.
The overcoats were removed some
time between 7 and S o'clock from the
vestibule of the United Presbyterian
church. Messrs. Albers and Craw
ford were attending a meeting at the
church and had left the coats in the
rack in the vestibule. Mr. Albers' coat
was recovered in good order, but Mr.
Crawford's has not been located.
Meantime the man who gave his name
as Williams is being held in the city
jail, accountable for it. He refuses
to throw any light on the affair.
Bound Over for Grand Jury.
Wilson, who when arrested was
wearing the overcoat belonging to Mr.
Albers, was arraigned before Justice
Swan this morning on a charge of siuv
pic larceny, lie waived examination
and was bound over for the grand
jury. Bonds were fixed at $500. He
is confined in the county jail.
Arrested in Railroad Yards.
The arrest occurred late last night
near the S. P. depot. Both men were
brought down town and placed in
the county jail overnight. Williams
is being held pending furt'her investi
gation of the case. Circumstantial evi
dence leads to the belief that he. ap
propriated the other coat, by the fact
that it is missing and that 'he was ar
rested in company with the man wear
ing the other coat.
Janitor Mart Bilyeu of the Court
House Has Used One for
8 1-2 Years.
That a remarkable record has been
established tor the use and durability
of a common ordinary dust pan, in
a public institution, became known
this morning, when Mart Bilyeu, the
janitor at the court house intro
duced a new dust pan to the morn
ing's cleanup of the temple of justice.
For eight and a hull long years
Mart has used continuously one dust
pan in cleaning up the court house
every day except Sundays and some
times then. That is as long as Mart
has been on the job and the dust pan
is known to have been in use for quite
a long time before he accepted the
position as janitor of the building.
Yesterday the dust pan, which is of
the ordinary type, with a small han
dle, became so rickety with with old
age, that the genial janitor decided
to 'discard it. A new one was pur
chased and it was used this morning
for the first time.
Stewart Expected Home Soon. C.
H. Stewart is expected to leave Chi
cago tonight for points in Iowa and
Nebraska to visit relatives and later
will leave for home in time to get
here sometime before Christmas. He
will come by the Northern Pacific
He writes that the Oregon exhibit at
the land show was the best in his opin
ion and attracted thousands of peo
ple. The show was over last night
December 24. good on all trains the
return limit being January fifth. There
will be 'holiday rates to California
alo, but the lariff for these is not
issued yet. but it is thought that it
will be about athe same as other
W. C. Scott to Be Re-appointed
Over Five Other Aspirants
to Job.
An election held in road district
No. 10 yesterday in carrying out the
policy of the county court, by ascer
taining the will of the majority of the
people, resulted in the reelection of
'the present road supervisor. The
election was characterized by keen in
terest, and much rivalry between the
five candidates.
The result is as follows: W. C.
Scott, 47; M. L. Forster, 31; E. A.
Mitchell, 25; Scott Churchill, 17, and
F. M. Sharp, 9. W. C. Scott, who
has been serving for some time as the
road supervisor of the district, was
the candadate who was re-elected.
The appointment of Mr. Scott will
be made by the county court at the
January term; The policy of the
court is to have the various districts
hold similar elections in order to get
an expression of the popular will, be
fore appointments are made. Through
this plan the court will make appoint
ments of supervisors that will receive
the favor of the majority of the peo
C. E. Knowland Elected Presi
dent of Marion Association;
Delegate to Albany.
Jefferson, Or., Dec. 9. (Special to
Democrat.) The Marion County
Sunday school convention closed last
night, after one of the most interest
ing sessions ever held. Saturday at
3 p. m., Rev. C. A. Phipps addressed
a crowded house on "My Trip to
Zurich," one of the best lectures ever
delivered in this village.
The following officers for t'he en
suing year were elected: President ,
C. E. Knowland; vice-president, E. H.
Anderson ; secre tar y-trca surer, Mrs.
Gilbert ; delegate to state conventions
in Albany, April, 1914, Mr. Davidson.
All are residents of Salem,
Annual Dinner Planned. The
Christian Endeavor Society of the
first Presbyterian church is com
pleting arrangements for the first an
nual banquet to be held at the church
Friday, December 12 at 7 o'clock. A
splendid program is to be given, in
cluding prominent speakers. It is the
lesire that all the members of the so
ciety be present.
Knox 111 at Portland. That Toy
ICnox is ill in a Portland hospital was
the word received in Albany yester
day afternoon. However, it is re
ported that his condition is much im
proved today and his many friends
hope for his early recovery.
Change of Precincts to Be An
nounced. Announcement will be
made tomorrow of the changes made
by the county court of the precincts
of the county. They have been di
vided and re-arranged. The court
has been busy with this work for the
past two days and the work is nearly
completed. The new arrangements
Will be given in full.
Lights Out Last Night. Owing to
a slight mishap at the Oregon Power
company's plant in Springfield last
night at 6 o'clock fhe city was left in
darkness. However, the damage was
repaired and the lights came on before
business was hindered to any greaf
extent. . Nevertheless many candles
were hauled out and placed in com
Inission before the usual order was re
stored. Social Hygiene Library Available.
The social hygiene library at the
Albany public library is now available,
announced the librarian, Mrs. F. G.
Franklin, this morning, but will only
be here for a short While longer. It
is especially intended for mothers
and fathers and if any of them desire
to read the books they are urged to
secure them now.
Young Linn County Farmer Here.
1 Arriving here yesterday, drawn by
a stronger attraction than anything
else in Albany, Jess Sevy, a promi
nent young farmer of near Browns
ville, is stopping at the home of W.
H. Bowman. Mr. Sevey came here
about 'six months ago from Arkan
sas. Miss Margaret Bennett, a
charming Albany school teacher, who
is recently from Pennsylvania, is said
to be the attract! n. Their engage
ment, it it said, will be announced
Potato City, However, Voted
Town Dry Before Election
of Officers.
R. W. Davis Chosen Mayor
City Recorder Re-elected
' and Charter Looses.
Harrisburg, Or., Dec. 9. (Special
to Democrat.) In yesterday's city
election, the ticket commonly known
as the "wet ticket," decisively won
out. By virtue of this, Harrisburg
will have a set of officials, who were
t'he so-called wet candidates, with the
exception of one.
R. W. Davis was elected mayor,
defeating Robert K. Burton by 58
votes. Davis is manager of the store
of the May Senders -tomqany. T. J.
Anderson was re-elected city record
er. Other successful candidates are:
Damon Smith, treasurer; T. J. Ste
phens, marshal; George O. Gonliam,
Thomas V. Summerville and V. F.
Elliott, councilmen.
With the exception of Elliott all the
winning candidates were on the so
called wet ticket, but according to
the general reports the prohibition
question did not figure directly today
and many people voted independently
of t!hc fact that the tickets were pop
ularly denominated wet and dry.
Harrisburg voted dry on November
4, but the election is being contested
in the courts.
The total vote cast was 343 and the
complete returns follow:
Mavor R. W. Davis, 200; Robert
K. Burton, 142. Recorder T. J. An
derson, 191: John J Cramer, 141
Treasurer Damon Smith, 191; J B
Littler, 145. Marshal T. J. Stephens.
173: A. J. Hill, 164. Councilman
George O. Gortiam, 191; Thomas W
.Sommcrvile, 1S2; W. F. Elliott, 173:
Vernon Cartwright, 157; Frank Dcnip
scy, 153; R. C. Shisler, 142.
A proposed new city charter was
defeated by a vote of 132 to 161.
Corvallis and Albany to Debate.
The Corvallis high school will "have a
debate next Friday night with Al
bany high in the high sc'hool assem
bly there. Corvallis will take the neg
ative side, and Albany the affirma
tive side of the question, "Resolved,
That a graduated income tax is a
desirable feature of a state system of
taxation for Oregon. They will up
hold the affirmative side of the same
question. This is the first interschol
astic debate of the year, and the de
baters are working hard to win, and,
further than that, make a strong bid
for the dliampioflship of the state.
Railroad Announce Holiday Rates.
The Oregon Electric and the South
ern Pacific .announced yesterday the
rates t'hat will be in effect during the
holidays for all points in Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and British Co
lumbia. This rate will be one and
one-third th regular one way fare.
Rates are effective December 18 to
Logsden Elected President T. A. !
Logsden, of Corvallis, was elected
vice-president of the Farmers' Nation- j
al and Co-Operative Union at tlie con
vention held in La Grande, closing
Thursday evening of last week. j
Byron Swink Dies at Salem, By- j
rort Swink, aged fifteen years, died ;
last night at Salem and t.he remains
will be shipped to Albany this evening
for burial. The funeral arrangements
have not been made. The deceased
resided at the home of his grandfath
er, Phil Swank, of Tallman.
Tifv T?rnivlr F.Wt Mice Tlnlnn
V. Crawford, city recorder-elect, of
Lebanon and a former instructor at
the O. A. C, passed through the city
yesterday enroute to Corvallis where
she will visit numerous old time
friends. Miss Crawford was elected
city recorder of Lebanon in last
week's election.
Storm Holds Eastern Mail. Alba
ny has not had any Eastern mail for
three days. This is due to the snow
storms in the middle west, but tfhc
postal authorities think that it will
reach here this afternoon. All the
clerks are hoping that it will arrive
soon as with this amount of mail held
up for such a time, it will take some
time hefore they will have it all sort
ed and delivered.
'J News cn This Page i.
y From Daito Tmue of
St TUESDAY, DEC. 9. 1913
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Judge Galloway Will Try Local
Option Injunction From
Potato City.
To try the Harrisburg local
option contest case, Circuit Judge
Galloway will hold court here
Thursday, December 11. The
judge will convene court at 10
o'clock and the case will probably
occupy the attention of the court
for the the entire day and prob-
ably part of the next. .
Because of the drastic allega-
tious made in the injunctioin
suit filed recently by W. B. Hoi-
man, a saloon keeper of r-hat city
against the county court to re-
strain any attempt to declare
city dry and because of the pe-
culiar situation involved in the
case, it promises to draw consid-
erable attention. Harrisburg
went wet in the last local option
election under identically t'he
same procedure as it went dry
under the November 4 election
and for this reason much inter-
est centers about the case. The
' former election, however, was
held during a general election
and the latter during the recent
state election.
Committee from Hub City Which
Attended Roseburg Meeting
Made Report to Commercial
Club to This Effect.
"There were between four and five
hundred delegates present, about 150
coming from Southern Oregon points,
accompanied by the Central Point
band. Sutherlin came with 50 strong,
Cottage Grove 50 and Eugene 100
strong. The Eugene delegation was
the life of the meeting, making a
wonderful showing. Our showing'
was the weakest and we full believe
that 'had we been there iif numbers,
we would have secured the next meet
ing, as the chairman mentioned Al
bany repeatedly. But Eugene on ac
count of the number of delegates
present and the unity of action, won."
The foregoing is contained in the
report submitted at the meeting of
fhe Commercial club last night by the
committee, J. J. Hoydar and A. A.
Mickle, agents of the O. E. and S. P.
railroads who were delegates from
Albany to the big Roseburg booster
meeting on December 4.
A lengthy report was made, , men
tioning the various speakers and slat
ing the results of the big meeting,
which was for a universal movement,
for the railroads, newspapers, com
mercial clubs and every public spirited
individual of t'he state to get behind
and have as many of the tourists en
route to the 1915 exposition, routed
through this state with stop over priv
ileges, as possible. The next meeting
of the organization perfected at Rose
burg will be held in Eugene on Feb
ruarv 19.
We are prepared to furnish mon
ey on farm loans in the Willam
ette Valley at the lowest current
rates of interest. Will give five time and allow the bor
rower liberal options of prepay
ment. If you can make more
money from your farm by ad
ding livestock and new machin
ery and new buildings we will let
you have the money for that
purpose. If you want to dis
pose of your place, the quick
est way to make a sale is to add
substantial improvements. When
in need of funds call on us.
Wc are the only established
company making long time
loans in this county.
The Oregon Title
and Trust Co.
160Known Dead Undoubtedly
Many Hundreds Lie Under
Racing Currents.
FROM 3000 TO 6000
No Estimate Can Be Hazarded
Until WatersSubside; Thou
sands Missing.
(By United Press Association)
Bryan, Texas, Dec. 9. Overwhelm
ing, swelling even the first reports,
news of the conditions in the strick
en districts visited by the flood wat
ers today shows conditions, especial
ly in the valley of the Brazos river,
to be frightful in t'he extreme.
160 Recovered Hundreds Missing.
While only 160 have pos
itively been identified, hundreds of
people, and entire families in many in
stances, are unaccounted for, anil the
perilous work of the rescuers shows
what an enormous havoc was wrought
and what little effort can be made to
estimate the number of victims, until
the waters subside. Many will uu
doubtedly turn up later, but no doubt
exists that many perished besides the
160 actually recovered. Not' until
the waters fall and reveals the corps
es of the victims held fast
beneath the racing current can any
thing like an accurate estimate be
made of Jhe uu tubers of unaccounted
for and a great portion of which un
doubtedly drowned in the first swift
Thousands in Tree Tops.
Rescuers are bnttling hour by hour
with the foaming torrents pouring ev
erywhere down the valley, in an ef
fort -to save between three and six
thousand refugees clinging in the
tree tops or perched on the roofs of
their residences, or floating with the
flood on improvised rafts and deb
Harvey Thompson and Harry
Wright Again Bound Over
$500 Bonds.
Arraigned before Judge McKnighl's
juvenile court by virtue of the indict
ment against them being quashed by
Judge Kelly, Harvey Thompson and
Marry Bernhardt, the latter of whom
declared in court thnt his name was
Wright, were yesterday remanded
hack to he justice court for another
hearing, judge McKuighl based his
decision on the fact that the boys are
over 16 years of age.
Brought before Judge Sivan yester
day afternoon, the youths were bound
over to the grand jury and tfheir
bonds were fixed at $5J0 each. This
is identically the same action taken
in their case when it first came up in
this court.
j In explaining his action Justice
.Swan said that relative to such a case
j as t'his, the law is a little inconsistent
The law, he said, states that a minor
under IH years of age must be tried
in the juvenile court but that the last
'legislature passed a measure whereby
minors over 16 will not be admitted to
the reform school. When it is prov
en t'hat a youth is depraved and is
dangerous to society, the juvenile
court has a right to remand such a
case to Ihc justice court. It was on
this point that Judge Mc Knight re
Unless You Get the Benefit of
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Now Quoted
Both Phones.
, Room 5, Newew Bligh Bldg.
She and Chum Escaped From
Girls Industrial Home
at Salem.
Word was received last night from
Salem police authorities by Night
Officers Ali Marshall and T. R. Rog
ers, that Stella Morgan and Rinda
Fisher has escaped from the Oregon
State Industrial Home for Girls.
The officers were asked to be on
the lookout for the girls but as yet
have not seen ay riling of them.
The escape occurred early last
night and the word reached here
Shortly before 9 o'clock. It is be
lieved that the girls headed this way.
As far as could be learned they did
not take anything with them and did
not have any funds.
Stella Morgan was committed to
the institution from Linn county after
an eventful time. It will be remem
bered t'hat the spotlight first shown
upon her when she was arrested
dressed in boys clothes in company
with Melvin Pecbler, age 16, near
Sweet Home, while making their way
across tlic mountains on the backs of
horses tliey had stolen. The two were
returned to Albany. Peebler was giv
en a hearing in the juvenile court
and committed to the reform school.
The girl stood by him to the last and
gamely admitted that she was t'he
cause of the trouble and wanted to
take whatever punishment was nin'led
out to her youthful companion.
Later she was brought up before
the juvenile court on a charge of in
corrigibility, entered by her father,
J. R. Morgan, of North Albany. Giv
en a hearing, she was committed to
the industrial school for girls.
It was only a short while ago, after
shc had remained there for some
time, that the spotlight shone on Stel
la a ga i u . . She was a cc u s c d of
being implicated in a plot for the
wholesale destruction of the inmates
of the school. Just prior to a meal,
one of t'he matrons discovered that
the coffee had been polluted with
strychnine. Several of the inmates
were .linked in the plot and no rea
son was ever given for the episode,
notwithstanding the fact thai confes
sions were secured from several of
t'he girls, who placed the deadly poi
son in the coffee. Stella was one of
the girls who confessed her connec
tion with the plot. Tt is believed that
bad the fact that t he coffee been pois
oned been discovered when it was,
which was due to the odor of Hie air
in the dining room, that several of
the inmates would have succumbed.
But little of the drugged coffee had
been drank and those who drank it
were revived after much suffering.
The local police know nothing of
the past history of Rinda Fisher, ex-,
ccpt that rihe was an inmate of the
school and a close chum of the Mor
gan girl during their incarceration.
The Fisher girl was committed
from Eugene.
manded the case to the justice court.
When Attorney Richardson askcU
Judge Kelly to quash the indictment,
he could not get an expression from
the judge, as to what action to take
in the case, which was suggested by
Justice Swan. As a result the case
stands at it was at first, except that
in fhe new indictment, it will have to
be shown that the case has been be
fore the juvenile court. Meantime
the lads will be held in the county
jail, not being able to furnish bonds,
to await the action of tfhc grand jury,
on a charge of burglary. The charge
involves (he theft of several pairs of
shoes from the store of Charles Proch
now. FOR SALE Good laying strain of
white leghorn cockerels at $1 each.
George A. .McCart, K. 1. Harris
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W. R. Shinn, M. D., diseases of
eye and ear a specialty. Eyes tested
and spectacles guaranteed a perfect
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