Albany weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1912-1913, June 14, 1912, Page 1, Image 1

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No. 46.
Crew of Oregon Electric Place
Steel In Street Last Night
After 8 o'clock.
New Passenger Depot Will Be
of Beautiful Design and
Cost About $15,000.
The big crew of the Oregon Elec
tric Railway Company under the
supervision of Superintendent of Con
struction J. O. Johnson and Foreman
John Geist, commenced operations
at 8 o'clock last night of cutting
through the rails of the Portland,
Eugene & Eastern tracks on Lyon
street and at 11 o'clock had the cross
ing completed and in place, the
Welch people having come to an
agreement with the Oregon Electric
yesterday afternoon.
The work of placing the rails at
the crossing was watched by a large
crowd of interested spectators. The
big crew of laborers worked like
clock-work, swung the heavy rails in
to place, where they were securely
spiked and bolted, when in the proper
Today the men will continue rail
laying on Fifth street, west of Lyon,
and all will be in readiness late this
afternoon to move the work train
across Lynn street. The grade on
Fifth street has been nearly complet
ed to Maple street, and the ties put
in nlnre rertdv for the rails.
Tile new passenger depot at the
corner of Fifth and Lyon streets will
be one of the prettiest depot struc
tures in tile Willamette vaney, oi
beautiful architecture and solid con
struction, considerably larger than
the S. P. depot of this city. It will
mzt nhrmt S1S.000. and the contract
for its erection will probably be
awarded this week.
L. E. Moe, local manager of the
Portland, Eugene & Eastern Kailway
rnivp,l .n iiiessnLre last nicht from A
Welch stating that the actnrcotETA
Welch, stating that the contract in
regard to the crossing at Fifth and
Lyon had been signed and that work
would proceed without interruption.
Yesterday was a pretty warm day in
Albany and a run was made on tlie
soda fountains and ice cream parlors
all afternoon.
Tlie official thermometer at the
local weather bureau registered a
maximum, temperature of but 88 de
grees but many others in the city
reached 92 degrees at 4 o'clock in the
Especially in the paved districts
was the heat noticeable, the pavement
holding the heat and making it seem
unusually hot.
The weather man predicts cooler
weather tomorrow. Three people
died in San l-'raiTcisco from the heat
yesterday and many were prostrated.
Gene Brady, a well known drug
gist at Newport, was astonished a few
days ago when Loreii M. Bycrly, city
treasurer of the resort city, walked
into his store and asked to have his
throat cut.
Not that he was tired of living and
wanted to "shuttle off the mortal coil,"
but to remove from his throat a
small whistle which he had swal
lowed when a boy and which had
lodged there, preventing him from
getting a good night's sleep.
Gvr.eva. Switzerlard. June 5. A
Svi5 t'.'ther has ji!-t had a terrible
experience i;i a boating mishap on
Lake C' n stance. He with his f ir
children, tiir e hoys and a girl. ;iti1
accompanied by his brother, v. ent for
a row in a lm,t and ere over'ake:i
by a t. ''jr.. in v. !:!h tin- bo-, foun
dered. Me f.vNr. g I sv.-tm.,).T, ch"-c
hi- . ' u'-it. and sv-.:,i w-'h
her s.itVly v -di- re. r- t rr.i:i :t! oi;ee
to re -H- hi :;-. but thvy had disappear-.
1 r.nd'T lie waters and were
drowned. The b- Cotibl not swim
;.mi t; ;r r.:ule 1 are'y jnariagtd to
Th Iravc boys, v-i'.h Utth star::i
them it- the inerv nodded or
srm'led C"rcnt when the fa:br chose
their sister as the first to be saved.
Commercial Club of Resort City
to Celebrate Opening
of New Hotel.
Newport, Oregon's most popular
summer resort, on Yaquina Bay, will
entertain several hundred Willamette
Valley people, including the commer
cial organizations of Albany and
Corvallis, some time about the mid
dle of June when the new Nicolai
hotel is opened in the resort city.
I he exact date had not yet been
fully decided noon, for the date of
June 20 originally intended as the day
of the festivities at Newport, conflicts
with the Pioneer Picnic at Browns
ville, which will be attended by hun
dreds of valley residents.
However, it the date can be chang
ed it is probable that a big crowd will
attend from Albany. Governor Os
wald West has been invited to attend
the celebration at Newport and has
. The people of the thriving seacoast
city intend to make it an event long to
be remembered and propose to engage
the few remaining Siletz Indians to
give their famous and unique feather
Squaw horse races, baseball, drills
by the life saving crew, and a big
clambake on the beach, are other fea
tures being planned for the entertain
ment of the visitors.
That the members of the Linn
County Pomona Grange are strongly
opposed to the single tax, became a
matter of record atthe meeting of
the grange held in this city on Sat
urday when resolutions were adopted
condemning the new idea of land tax
ation and The Pacific Grange Bulctin
for printing single tax literature in
that publication."1 The resolutions
adopted are as follows:
"Whereas, we believe the grangers
of Linn county, first, last ami all the
time, are opposed to the single tax;
Therefore. Re it Resolved: That the
Linn County Pomona Grange is op
posed to The Pacific Grange Bulletin
being used as a single tax organ."
Homer's "Odyssey."
The "Odyssey" of Homer has been
filmized, and will he shown at the
Opera House on Friday evening, and
Saturday afternoon and evening, June
7th and Sth, under the auspices of the
Chautauqua Association.
This is the greatest triumph in the
line of moving pictures ever produced
up to the presuut time. The "Odys
sey" is acknowledged to he the great
est classical masterpiece in the
world's literature. It has always been
prominent in the minds of students
and men of letters, and now forms an
important part in the educational sys
tem of all nations. Ulysses, the wan
dering hero, has served for the pur
pose of character study for nearly
lour thousand years. The story de
picted is one of love, war, passion,
death, and is thrilling and sensational
in every way. It is simply told, vivid
in coloring, treating of the ordinaries
of life as they were in pagan days,
and typifies the best example of man
hood at that time.
The Milan Film Company of Italy
undertook to produce the "Odyssey"
in a moving picture, and the final cost
amounted to over $200,000. They
were first compelled to build a vil
lage in Greece, which took nine
months to accomplish. Over one
thousand men and women actors
were then colonized in the village, fit
ted out with costumes made to special
order, and spent over two years of
time in 'rehearsing for these pictures.
Several full sized ships of the style in
use three thousand years ago were
used, and these had to be built in Italy
and sailed to Greece.
The Italian firm producing this is
the same that made "Halite's Infer
no." which met with S'seh a happy re-
I ception here a few weeks ago. and the
same actors and directors took part
in the "Odyssey." We have not the
space to describe this properly but
you can rest, assured that it will be
by far the finest show of the kind
exhibited here this season.
it will be given on Friday evening.
June 7th. and on Saturday afternoon
and evening. June eUh. Admission
i) i
, Mrs. W. M. Warner went to Port
land 'bis a ft-moo ii where she will tVr several days with relatives
and friend. Siv was aco impound
: bv Iut daughter Marv and S'.u J)nn
' aid.
: Mr-;. K'mer Reford of Lebanon, a
i former Albany lady, died suddenly :tt
; lir home in that city this morning.
Mr. V evf. rd had gone to the meat
-v: r- ( t n-id hmoii returnim hor:v
. j-.,.. ;d Hs wi;V d-T'd Her J. ath was
pr -b;i'-.Iy ca-?sd by heart fad-jre.
i T. J. li'.ith r. one of Linn county's
l fiu'i; ::t c .inmi-sioners. returned to
St.'.y'oii morning after b-ing in
;A!b'ny yi-.t-Td,?y i, cmittr with the
i covnt v co;:rt. lie reports the new
Linn-Marion bridge at Stayton near
iiig completion.
G. S. Hill, of Albany, Makes
Principal Address to Yam
hill County Pioneers.
Colonel R. A. Miller of the Ore
gon Pioneers Association
Is At the Meeting.
Deputy District Attorney Gale Hill
of this city was the principal speaker
at a meeting of the Yamhill County
Pioneer Association, held at McMinu
ville yesterday. Colonel R. A. Mil
ler, president of the state association
of pioneers, made an address in the
afternoon. Nearly two thousand peo
ple attended the annual meeting of
Yamhill county pioneers and o;.e of
tlie most enthusiastic meetings in tlie
history of the association was report
ed by those who attended from Linn
The address of Mr. Hill was the
principal feature of the morning ses
sion and is said to be one ot the
best speeches ever made in Yamhill
county. Mr. Hill is a native son of
Oregon, having been born in Linn
Among the Linn county people who
attended the McMinnville meeting
were Chas. Cline, John Pen land. W.
V. Weathertord. John Collins. Frank
Devine, A. li. Weatherford and Bert
A party of prominent railroad of
ficials of the Southern Pacific com
pany, including D. W. Campbell, gen
eral superintendent of the Southern
Pacific and Corvallis & Eastern rail
roads; Frank Iiurkholder, chief engi
neer of the Southern Pacific; J. K.
Weatherford, president of the C. & E-.
an'. John II. Stevens, superintendent
of the Corvallis & Eastern, left at
noon today in Mr. Campbell's private
car on a trip of inspection to Ya
quina. They will return this evening.
Grant Pirtlc. the ccnial landlord of
the St. Charles hotel, will leave to
night for Eugene where he will he
joined by Billy Frazier, who travels
lor Closset & Devcrs, and the two
will leave on the stage tomorrow
morning tor Foley Springs. 60 miles
eas; of Lugrne, where they v. ill speiKt
a few weeks, fishing and "boiling out."
During Pirtles absence, the Si.
Charles will be managed by John
Page, head clerk.
New York, June 6. Fifth avenue
was startled on a recent afternoon by
the appearance of a new millinery cre
ation. It was worn by a young wo
man who strolled along evidently un
conscious of the excitement she was
It is not only the newest thing in
tlie way of hats, hut the very newest
thing in street tratlic. It resembles
somewhat the formerly popular
"Merry Widow." Hut compared to
this new chapeau the ''Merry Widow"
is a Lincoln penny to a lead dollar.
It is about five fret in diameter when
extended, but v. hen gathered in it is
only a foot wide.
j The young woman strolled along
; the avenue and, on approaching a
; crowd, would gather in her hat and
j pass through. While it folds up to
: one toot, its "long diameter" remains
I the same, five feet.
Washington H'a ). June 5 -A large
'"rat" she wore in Imt hair -aved from
Id-a'.h or serious injury. Mrs Ashley
j Cooper, when she and her daughter
, wire attacked not far from tiieir home
by two highwaymen.
I Mrs. ( ooprr wt felled by a blow
( st!ppo-ed to hav been struck by a
:b.ts-;.ill hat. b:t th.- h-avv coil i,f"h'-r
: hair br.-k- the blow. H.-r dau. hter.
Mi-s Mar:.: a; el LYoprr, phic-Lity at
' ten;; t.d to deft-nd the prostrate wo
: in. -iii i.r'd called b r h
j Neir.h'-rs r spotidH and fri-;ht"n-i
ed a . ay (he fo -tp.-oi.
: this yea r's graduating class of A I
. bany High, has accepted a position
;at the Meyer departnu nl store in Sa
jlcm and b-:'t for the Capital City yes-
terday to begin her duties.
Invention Is Said toBeCheapPer
Than Methods Used
At Present.
Cleveland, June 6. A. L. Ruthvcn
is the inventor of a safety device dc
signed to prevent collisions of rail
Toad trains, both head-on and rear
end, and also to prevent trains from
running into an open switch or open
draybridge, or to collide at crossings.
He is demonstrating the device at 414
and 416 Engineers building.
Ruthven says the device has arous
ed much interest among railway men
and that it is in practical use on a
Southern railroad.
"The system consists of both audi
ble and visual signals, an automobile
motive power controller and equip
ment to cause the present Westing
hous air brake system to be operated
automatically," said Ruthven.
"Each locomotive also is equipped
with a telephone whereby the engi
neer can communicate over the rails,
even though the trains are running at
the highest speed. The rails are di
vided into alternate blocks with
points in insulation at any suitable
distance similar to the automobile
semaphore block system, which lat
ter are about two miles apart.
"The cost of installing the system is
far cheaper than the present meth
od. Neither wires, poies nor sema
phores are used, yet absolute protec
tion is assured. The demonstrations
will continue for some time and the
general public is invited to inspect
the system."
The big steam roller of the War
ren Construction Company, while
working on Seventh street near Lyon
this morning, struck a soft spot in the
street, anil dropped through the dirt
about a foot and a", but not quite
far enough to tip the big machine
Workmen dug out the dirt around
the roller, which was placed in an
upright position again and the hole
in the itreet tilled . p.
Xew Bedford (Mass.), June 5.
Without previous announcement of
their intended nuptjals Xelson M.
Kingsley, atrcd 741". years, and Mrs.
Annie L. iitirleigh, also 74 years old.
both of this city, were secretly mar
ried at Stoninglon, Ct. Kingshy is a
member of of Rodman I'ost, (. A. R.
This is his second wife, and be is
Mrs. Kingsley's fourth husband.
Though Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley
have lived in the city for some time,
they never met until a month ago.
They were brought together through
the agency of a matrimonial paper.
Kingsley said that eight of twelve
women whose names he received on
a list which he paid paid $1 for were
willing to marry him. The others he
did not correspond with. lie had
the ( pportunity to secure a widow in
Oswego, X. Y., who Mr. Ki-iiHi-y
said, was overburdened with money,
and this she gladly oti'ered to !nm in
exchange for iiis ..iTec.ion.
Cottage Grove, Or., June 5. An-
i other large gold brick was brought
, down from the llohemia district to
; day by Superintendent Hogg, of the
j West Coast properties. The bar
weighed out $.MNK), and as there is
'only a crew of 15 men at work at
i the mines, 'Mr. Hogg feels that he has
j made a good showing. The snow is
practically all gone now, ami a large
I crew will be put at work and ID more"
i stamps put in operation at the Cham
: pion mill.
j The stamp mill at the Vesuvius will
j be started just as soon as necessary
repairs are made, and plans are being
! made at other properties for a sum
mer of unusual activity. Li addition
j much development work will be done.
! Th.e s ie -ess nn-t with in the district
by he large operators has encouraged
oilers to attempt to put their proper
tics on a paying ba-iv
Mr. in Albany.
Mr. J is K rage 11 of York, a
r siden- buyer for some of tb--larg;
-t ions on the I'aejfn CnaM
and' Middle We,t. i- in Albany today
tin- gue-t of Chambers M.-Cimmv
whom .e n-T.rev.Mili in Xe'A Vol k
. it v.
Mr. L-atui f"Mp!i!n nt Albany on
!i-''.'hg t t -. r,., in the Cni'.-d
; tares, : ,r a i iiy of it-, ve. and v, i!!
'-end ;:.' lady a .Sr'Hrft ut tint ran
'-.en ,v.'(-! a eoruari,o'i v.;th any
other i i i in America Mr. Kragen
-nggci ' - there pm- r be the pi-op!
her- i i Mipport vh h '-tori and he
v. ill third; i.f the lad - s of Albany
when he is in the style etuter ot
Vmeri' a, selecting suits and coats for
f he Chambers & Me Cum; store thii
Will Be Guests of Governor
West While In Capital
City Today.
Visits Will Be Made to Many
West Side Towns
This Afternoon.
Nine more automobiles, carrying 50
local boosters, left early this morning
for a tour of Linn, I'olk and Marion
counties where they will advertise the
coming Oregon Electric celebration
on July 4.
They were to arrive at Jefferson at
8 o'clock, Marion at 9, Turner at 10,
and Salem at 11 o'clock. Manager
Stewart of the Commercial Club of
this city phoned to Governor West
this morning announcing the coining
of the excursionists, and was told by
the chief executive that arrangements
would be made to take the entile
crowd out to the penitentiary for a
trip of inspection, followed by a din
ner at the Hotel Marion, where they
will lie the guests ot the balem Hoard
of Trade. They will remain in Salem
until 2 o'clock when they will leave
lor Independence, stiver, Wells, and
Corvallis, arriving home about K
o'clock tonight. Arrangements are
being made to entertain the crowd
along the route and they will no
doubt have a line time.
Eugene, Or., June 5. The proposed
excursion of Kugene citizens to the
Lebanon strawberry festival is off.
The committee in charge of the can
vass were unable to secure the re
quisite number of excursionists to se
cure the reduced rate granted by the
southern i acme. It was also report
ed that the Springfield crowd had ar
ranged to go in autos. This would
necessitate the making up of the en
tire party here, so the project was
abandoned. Quite a number of citi
zens, however, will attend the Leba
non festival, going either by train or
automobile. it is their purpose to
make the trip on Friday.
Chicago, June 4. A hat that weighs
more than four or live ounces causes
brain fatigue. It is a mental strain
and excess baggage.
M rs. Kmmous Itlaine, exclusively
fashionable and a woman of mental
ity, is said to have told all of her
friends that they were making a seri
ous mistake in buying anything hut
four-ounce hats.
"They are a mental strain, these big
hats, and comfort and good sense is
involved in the buying of these light
things," she is quoted as saying.
Just now a little h'rench hat of black
and white straw, the smallest, oddest
of things millinery, is being worn by
Mrs. lilainc to all sorts of afternoon
affairs, and she is striking in it. Mrs.
Hlaine may mnke a hat ever so well,
but if it exceeds the weight limit she
does not buy it. All of her hats are
weighed before she buys them.
"And do you know," said a clever
society woman, "Mrs. Itlaine saves all
of her gowns? They are so exclusive,
so different and so lovely that it en
tertains her to look at tlieiu when they
have gone out of fashion, so she labels
them with dates and names and puts
them away. Vears from now they
will certainly be a most wonderful
and most fascinating collection."
; 1 'or t land, June 5. A brief minute
i time measMrvd the escape of the
passengers in the crowded Soo Spok
ane train as it wai moving iuro the
; it v over the (.V. & X. tracks at
1 i .1(1 oVIoek tlii-i forenoon. A -K)
tor-.e,., it boih-r, employed by the
! bridge bnddt ii in S' ,nl, h, a;
'I wenty -lir-tt n et . , ., ploiled viili,tfr
ril.c energy. v.Ikii the liain v. as not
ni'-re than 10 vaids up the track.
, I .ineiK' "' y were applied by
t he engineer ami the l run v. a h
brorilit to a Mop jn;t before it rr'aeli
' ( a portion of tin dismantled boiler.
j whieh had been iho,vn onto the
tiad: Had the enriches been pass
' ng th- spot a' th' time the ex; !os
ion occurred, the .s of lih anions
i the pas., iii;ei i mi;;i t ;. e bi en ap-
j I'.trt Webb, enpiitiei in charge of
'the boib r. v, is s' directly be-
bind it v. iu n the I low up occurred.
; 1 1,- v.a thrown a.'aint the bank and
hi' right leg br"k"ii. I le was aIo
I scalded and received ruts and bruises
i from (lying dbns His ev ape from
j death remarkable.
New System of Fire Protection
is Now Complete and
Works Satisfactorily
The telephone lines beimr installed
in the forest reserves by the govern
ment arc now in good working or
der and Nelson V. McDult of this
city, forest supervisor of the Santiam
district, was able to talk with forestry
men at l-'ish Lake this morning.
The telephone promises to be an
important factor in lighting the
Haines which ravage the forests of the
Cascade mountains each year, gener
ally in August, and will no doubt be
the means of saving the government
as well as private timber owners,
many thousands of dollars.
The telephone system will also en
able Supervisor McDuff to keep in
touch with the small army of men
who arc now stationed in the moun
tains to protect the timber from the
ravages of the tlames.
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Barlow of Oak
land, California, are visiting in Albany
for a few days.
The special train bearing the local
Masons to Corvallis tonight will leave
the depot promptly at 5 o'clock.
Mrs. A. 11. Martin of this citv went
to Kugene this afternoon where she
will spend a few days visiting friends.
lYof Carroll II. l'almer of Port
land arrived in Albany this afternoon
to look after his class in voice culture
Mrs. Connie White of llarrisbursr
arrived iu Albany this afternoon on a
tew days visit with relatives ntiu
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Burton of Falls
City were visiting iu Albany yester
day, while here stopping at the St.
George Finley, a prominent resident
of Crawfordsville, was looking after
business matters in Albany yesterday
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hawley, Mr,
and Mrs. W. P. Hawley Jr., of Port
land, were visiting iu Albany yester
day afternoon.
Miss Flossie McGilvcry left this
morning for Portland where she will
visit for a few days at the home of
her sister, Mrs. LTliott.
John Page, the popular day clerk
of the St. Charles, went to Lebanon
this afternoon to enjoy the sights at
the strawberry festival.
F. P. Smith of Salem passed
through Albany tins morning to De
troit where he will spend several
months iu the mountains.
Stephen A. Whitney of this city
returned to Albany this afternoon
from Southern Oregon where he has
been on insurance business.
O. F. I.ooney, a prominent resident
and dairyman of Jefferson, returned
home tins atlernoou alter looking al
ter business here this morning.
Mrs. J. L. Nixon of Farmington,
Washington, who has been visiting iu
Albany the past two months at the
home of her sister, Mrs. A. W. Mc
Clain, returned home today.
Contractor McGilvery yesterday
morning began the construction work
on the new warehouse building on
Water street which will be used by
the Linn Produce Company.
The Drs. Wallace successfully per
formed an operation Tuesday upon
Miss Helen (filbert, removing her
tonsils, which had been giving her
trouble for some time.
Councilman Hob Snell left this
morning for Lyons where he will
spend the day whipping the Santiam
for the festive trout. He was accom
panied by C II. Frazicr of this city.
The Misses Myrtle and Mabel
Lanlz, popular Salem young ladies,
returned to their home iu the Capital
City this afternoon after visiting for
several flays with friends in Corvallis.
Kail road Commissioner Frank J.
Miller of Sali-in arrived this noon and
will attend the dedicatory exercises
of the new temple at Corvallis to
night, going over by special train
from this city.
Miss Carrie Jacks, of Medfonl, ar
rived in Albany this morning and will
spend the mi miner here at t he home
o flier father, W. lb Jacks. Miss
Jaelo ha- been teaching the past year
in the Mediord school-..
C. H. Iturygraf and William Faglrs
of tins city went to Portland this
morning to nnei with the head of -liei.L
of ibe mniin;, lis' i onion in
I ii 1 and ii'abc arar gctiuni : foe the
e. , phon of Albany Lo Ige Xo. 359,
Tom I'ronirni, one of Linn comity's
p inin-'iu fanners and grangers, went
out to ,n this inoi'iiii ; to at
tend tin beny fir and bear the good
ro: is lecture by C. T. J'lall of Port
he 1.
lr and Mrs. Cera'd Crawford went
to l.cb iuon Ibis r Mti;i;: to visit
r'rb "C, and :t". .; d;f. s' bere fen-'
:or. L the en-ricur
pict . at the Kmpire Tln-
a ! i e
. i a conliuH ttion of tlie hot
filler, a i : of iev ral hundred
,:.-ople v.;ll go f., next Saturday
in-. ruing to attend the big Riders'
picnic whi' h is an evi nl of import
ance iu north Kenton county each