Albany weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1912-1913, July 05, 1912, Page 1, Image 1

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No. 49.
Organized Last November and
Are Now Giving Concerts in
Linn County Towns.
The young ladies of Plainview de
cided last winter that they would or
ganize a ladies' orchestra in their
home town and after considering the
matter for some time among them
selves, they held a mee'ting at the
home of one of the girls, and with the
approval of their parents, who are
among Linn county's most prominent
people, -they organized what is prob
ably the only ladies' orchestra in the
state, composed of local talent.
None of the eight young ladies in
the orchestra had ever played any
musical instrument before, with the
exception of the piano, and after per
fecting their organization, they se
cured the services of Prof. V. T.
Nicholls, the well-known musician of
Lebanon, as their director.
They organized in November, and
since that time have practiced regu
larly and so remarkable has been
their progress that already they have
been giving concerts at various func
tions in Linn county, including Sweet
HomeT Shedds, and Halsey.
They also played at the recent
high school banquet in Lebanon,
where they were well received and
on Friday of this week they will give
a concert at the Maccabee hall in
Tangent. All the young ladies are
making splendid progress under the
direction of Prof. Nicholls and the
Hub City people may have the pleas
ure of hearing them play in the near
The ages of the young Indies of the
orchestra are from 14 to 21 years and
the youngest member, Miss Lena Ole
son, whose age is 14 years, plays the
largest instrument, the string bass.
Miss Ruth Cleek, who plays the clario
net, is a former Albany resident,
The personnel of the orchestra is
where she attended school,
as follows: Miss Blanche Boies, first
violin; Miss Meta Scott, first violin;
Miss Eda Oleson, second violin; Miss
Hazel Powell, 'viola; Miss Minnie
Fletcher, 'cello; Miss Lena Oleson,
string bass; Miss Frances Fletcher,
cornet, and Miss Ruth Cleek, clario
The Electric Employees' Associa
tion is the name of a new organiza
tion which was perfected last night
at a meeting held in the office of the
Oregon Power Company on Second
Mr. Lewis, the new business man
ager of the Oregon Power Company,
gave an interesting and instructive
talk on the construction and testing
of electric motors and at the next
meeting of the organization the mem
bers will inspect the filter plant.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President, H. J.
Fiesel; vice-president, Milton Mc
Guirc; secretary and treasurer, John
Burgess. ,
The annual camp meeting of the
Church of God denomination is one of
the events of the year here in Wood
burn, says the Independent. It is held
in a beautiful grove of firs in the north
part of the city, lying adjacent to the
Southern Pacific tracks on the east,
and we have never seen anywhere a
camp meeting in a better natural set
ting. The grounds, which are the
property of the church, comprise ten
acres and are for the most part thick
ly grown with timber which furnishes
a cool shade during the warmest days.
The meeting here began a week ago
today and will close next Sunday.
Ninety-four tents have been pitched to
meet the demand Vf the visiting mem
bers of the denomination, and it is
estimated that 340 people inhabit them
and attend the services that take place
three times a day, at 10:30 a. m., 2:30
p. m. and in the evening. Beside there
is a minister's meeting in the early
...James Ferris, a barber, ,arrivcd.Jn
Albany last evening and after looking
over the town, got loaded up on "Malt
Xutrine," and was placed in the city
ba.tilc where he remained over night.
When arraicned in Police Judge Van
Tassel's court this morning he plcad-l
"guilty but didn t pay his fine of 510
and costs. He will therefore be com
pelled to work for the city for five
davs. .
' IU-rt Veal, one of the proprietors of
the Veal chair factory at this city,
went to Stayton this morning to look
after business matters today. He was
accompanied by Frank M." Brown of I
Siiem, an t Id friend, with whom he f
came to Oregon from Kansas several '
years ago. I
An American International
Mercantile Marine ' Director.
(Spccu'l to Evening Democrat by
United Prcrss.)
. Baltimore, June 26. The Demo
cratic National convention was called
to order at 12:25 today by Judge Alton
B. Parker, the newly elected tempo
rary chairman.
The fight on the platform, which
will doubtless be reserved until the
report from the committee on resolu
tions is formally submitted to the
convention, is not expected until late
this evening. The committee on res
olutions found it impossible to make
a report this afternoon, and the time
for submitting the report was fixed at
8 o'clock tonight.
This afternoon loud cries of "Folk,"
brought the former Missouri governor
to the speaker's stand and the dele
gates listened to an eloquent appeal
tor progressive principles.
Governor Folk was followed by
Senator Rayner of Maryland, who
made a strong campaign speech in
which the republican party was ar
raigned as the party of privilege.
Senator Rayner was followed by
Congressman Layton of Alabama.
The convention adjourned at 2:18
this afternoon and will convene again
at 8 o'clock this evening.
Tonight, the Albany Elks' band will
give a free open-air concert on First
street under the auspices of the Al
bany Chautauqua Association. This
opportunity will also be taken by the
committee to sell the first season tick
et to the highest bidder as has been
the custom in the past and some high
bids are expected. Last year the first
ticket was sold to Dr. M. H. Ellis for
S. I. McDanicl, the local monument
man, went to Toledo this morning
where he will erect a monument over
the grave of the late Milton Lee
Campbell. He was accompanied by
his son Ralph and will return to
morrow. Tom Jensen, the genial streetcar
conductor, went to Portland this
morning for a few days' visit with
friends and relatives. During his ab
sence, his place as conductor is being
filled by Pete Handley of this city.
The body of John A. Foister who
died yesterday in Portland, passed
through Albany this morning to
Kingston where it will be interred.
The deceased formerly lived near
J. H. Belknap of this city went to
Cascadia this morning where he will
spend the coming summer in the for
estry service, with headquarters at
that resort . v
County Commissioner T. J. Butler
who came down from Stayton last
night to consult with the county court,
returned to that city this morning
where he will complete the work on
the new bridge at that city.
Prof. W. T. Nicholls of Lebanon
was in Halsey last night instructing
the band of that city. Today he went
to Plainview where he is the director
of the ladies' orchestra.
Among the articles in this week's
Saturday Evening Post, which will be
out tomorrow, . are: The Perfect
Thirty-Six. He Could if He Would.
The- Confessions of an .Old School
Boy, My Indies Garter. If you want
one see Riley Lobaugh.
A. G. Dvorak, one of Lebanon's
leading merchants, drove to Albany
this morning by automobile; accom
panied by Mr. .anil Mrs. A. T.nrta of
Grafton, N. Dakota, who have been
visiting at his home for. the past few
weeks, and who left this morning for
their home in the cast Mr. Dvorak
recently purchased the store of XIII-
sap & Son at Lebanon.
WILL COST $80,000
Plans Practically Completed by
Architect for the First
National Bank.
Building Will Be Five Stories
High, SteamHeated, With
Electric Elevators.
Architect V. F. Tobcy of Portland
has practically completed the plans
for the new five-story reinforced con
crete building, which is to be built at
Albany by the First National Bank
of that city. The new building will
be a thoroughly fireproof structure,
48x102 feet in size, and will cost in
the neighborhood of $S0,0OO.
It will be a stately and imposing
structure of the classical style of ar
chitecture, and will be one of the fin
est buildings in the state outside of
the city of Portland.
The exterior of the first floor will be
faced with sandstone, local material
being used in all probability.
The upper part will be faced with
white pressed brick, and will have ter
ra cotta trimmings.
The bank expects to occupy all of
the first floor space excepting the
space required for the vestibule, lobby
and entrance way to the upper floors.
A novel feature in connection with the
banking quarters is the fact that there
will be no posts or columns whatever
in the bank, the entire weight of the
upper stories being carried by means
of heavy steel trusses, leaving the first
floor entirely free from obstructions.
A mezzanine floor at the rear of the
banking room will provide space for
a directors' room, a library and a
committee room. The bank will have
marble floors, and marble wainscot
ing, and will have the very finest of
mahogany and marble fixtures. A
large concrete, fireproof and burglar
proof vault will be installed.
The offices on the second floor are
being fitted up for the legal fraternity,
and provision is made for the use of
one room as quarters for the law li
brary. It is the intention to have the
entire third floor occupied by mem
bers of the medical profession, and the
rooms are all arranged so that they
can be used singly or cn suite. The
fourth floor will be used for general
offices, and can be arranged to suit the
convenience of the tenants.
The fifth floor is to be arranged
so that it can be used for lodge or club
purposes, and may be used exclusively
for one or the other.
The building is to be heated with
steam, and will be equipped with an
electric passenger elevator.
It will also be piped for a vacuum
cleaning system, will have hot and
cold water and telephones in all the
rooms, and is to be a first-class, up-to-date
business structure which would
be a credit to any city.
At the home of G. M. Devaney of
this city, J. C. Marts and Mrs. Mary
R. Xixon were united in marriage at
10:30 this morning by Dr. White of
the United Presbyterian church.
The bride and groom are both res
idents of Brownsville and are well and
favorably known by the people of
Linn county. They left this morning
on a wedding tour to Portland and
other points on the coast.
Winnie Jordan, a former Albany
young man, passed through Albany
this afternoon to Lebanon where he
will visit for a few days with his par
ents near that city. He has been at
Pendleton the past winter but is now
located at Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hunt of Eu
gene are spending the day here on a
short visit with friends.
Dr. Merle C. Fox of Maplcton, one
of the witnesses in the Bacon damage
case now being tried here, is register
ed at the. St. Francis.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Thompson and
son Edward and E. A. Miller of
Portland passed through Albany last
night enroute home from an auto trin
i to Southern Oregon. Mr. Thompson
is one o! the members ot the banking
firm of llartman and Thompson,
Charles M. Hartsock of Albany
went to Detroit this morning where
he will be engaged in the fire patrol
service the coining summer. Hart
sock held a similar position nil last
summer and Supervisor McDuff of
this city says that he was one of hit
must efficient men.
I Both Men Prominent Educators
of Linn County; Members
of the State Board.
Professor David Torbett of this
city went to Salem this morning
where he will be engaged for the next
ten days correcting the papers of the
school teachers of Oregon who re
cently took their examinations.
Prof. Torbet was a member of the
Linn County board of education for
17 years and when the board was dis
posed of by law and a state board of
educators created, he was immediate
ly made a member.
Prof. Torbet is one of the best
mathmaticians on the Pacific Coast
and his thorough knowledge of the
various studies including algebra,
geometry, geography, etc., makes him
a valuable man to have on the state
"Eleven of the 17 years that I was
a member of the county board Of
education." said Mr. Torbet, "I served
with W. L. Jackson, the present coun
ty school superintendent and all my
hostility disappeared in that time and
we got along fine together."
Mr. Jackson, who is also a member
of the state board of education, went
to Salem this morning where he will
assist in the work of correctin any
mistakes the school ma'ams may
have made in the examinations.
The Democrat was advised this
morning that Dr. W. D. Lee, a promi
nent young dentist of Junction City
and a brother of Mrs. Fred Fortinil
lcr of this city, and Miss Edith Ors
wcll, a popular young lady of Eu
gene, were united in marriage at that
city this morning at the Episcopal
church by the Rev. P. K. Hammond.
The newlywcds passe dthrough Al
bany this afternoon to Newport
where they will spend their honey
moon. They will make their home in
Junction City.
The American Decorating Com'
pany this morning began the work of
placing the streets of Albany in gala
attire for the Fourth of July -celebration
by erecting big arches near
the corner of Lyon on First, and near
Broadalbin on First. Another big
arch will be placed near the corner of
Ferry street.
The work of decorating the streets
of the business section will be purshed
as rapidly as the weather will permit,
Mr. Ellis and his crew now having
their material on the ground, and all
the decorating work will be completed
before the big day.
Lyon street from the depot to First
street, and First and Second streets
including the cross streets will be dec
orated, as well as Third street from
Baker to the Calapooia bridge.
Contributed By F. P. Nutting.
The steam roller struck Baltimore
also. It is proving a heavy machine
in modern politics.
The joke on us looks different from
the joke on the other fellow.
A grcad deal of good advice is al
ways needed at home.
Strange how much umbrageous
weather there is around on picnic
The SAD Putcr items in the Port
land papers brings up reminiscence
in which Albany plays a part. It was
a sad day when Filter, McKinlcy &
Co. came to Oregon.
Smart people are always irritating.
Nothing quite infintissimal as the
little jealousies of life.
Some people have a peculiar fac
ulty of seeing things that do not ex
ist. Come to think of it, is there any
thing we older people remember more
vividly than the picnics of our child
hood days? How they do stand out
in the early chapters of our . lives.
One of the beit things as we travel
along is patience, and how sweet it
sometimes is.
Roosevelt beats to a finiili the fa
mous old bull in the China shop.
Wonder if it will be the fame old
game, a campaign to make the peo
ple think the country will go to smash
without some more of the Taft.
This is a great year of Opportunity,
with a big O, for the Democrat!. Will
they grasp it and win out?
Tha New Democratic National
Committeeman From Illinois.
1912, by Gerhart Sisters.
Owing to the stormy weather, the
an mi ill picnic of the United Presby
terian church which was to have been
held in Bryant's Park, was held in the
basement of the church.
It was planned to give the children
an auto truck ride today had the
weather been bright, but on account
of the rain, this was postponed. There
arc about 160 children who attend
the U. P. Sunday school and new
names are being constantly added to
the rolls.
Owing to the fact that it was neces
sary to hold the picnic in the church
basement, games suitable for indoors
were arranged and the large crowd in
attendance were having a good time
anyway, this afternoon. Supper will
be served at 6 o'clock.
Rev. Fred V. Neal. who graduated
from Albany College in 1908 and who
left Albany shortly alterward to ac
cept a call to Hatanga, South Africa,
was recently married to Miss Hart
wig, an American missionary to South
Rev. Neal met his wife while at
tending the McCormick Theological
Seminary in Chicago, Mrs. Neal was
formerly head nurse in the Presbytc
terian hospital of Chicago and re
signed her position to go to Africa
as a missionary.
Rev. Neal has many friends here
whose best wishes he will have.
The Chautauqua committees arc
soliciting the business and residence
sections of the city today with season
tickets for the coming assembly next
month and are meeting with great
success. Nearly everybody is taking
a season ticket and the present indica
tions arc that the largest crowds of
any previous year ar cplanning to at
tend this year.
Everybody who can should buy a
season ticket and help make this
year's assembly a complete success.
The band concert which was to have
been given last evening has been
postponed until Saturday evening
when one of the season tickets will
be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Everybody come down town Sat
urday evening and hear the band play
and help boost the Chautauqua along.
(Special to Evening Democrat.)
Baltimore, June 27. In waging a
bitter fight against the enforcement
of the unit rule, the Wilson-Bryan
forces won a distinct victory last
night and 18 additional votes from the
state of Ohio were secured for Gov
ernor Wilson.
In the state of Ohio 18 district del
egates had been instructed by primar
ies to vote for the New Jersey gov
ernor, but in the state convention the
Harmon forces invoked the unit rule
binding all Ohio delegates to vote for
Governor Judson Harmon.
By a vote of 565 to 49 the con
tention of Wilson was sustained, the
New York delegation voting, solidly
with the Harmon forces.
A. H. McCurtain, in attorney of
Portland, arrived in Albany ktst night
and is registered at the St. Francis.
He is looking after matters for the
creditors of the Dressed Iteef and
Produce Company of this city.
Judge E. K. liryson of Fng-nc is in
county in the damage suit brought by
the llwb City representing Eauc
E. E. liacon.
J. M. Kalstiln. Kolla Ralston and
Whit Crawford went to Eug-ne this
afternoon to bring back four new Ford
rtiitos which they have purchased in
Great Improvement Being Made
on All Sides in Eastern Part
of Hub City.
New Bridges Across Canal Are
Substantial and Ornaments
to City of Albany.
That the people of East Albany are
alive ami progressive was apparent on
all sides last evening when the Dem
ocrat representative made a trip of in
spection to that portion of the city.
New homes of attractive and com
fortable design are springing up like
mushrooms all over the eastern end of
Albany, hundreds of feet of cement
streets are being made attractive by
walks and curbs are being constructed,
grading and graveling, and that por
tion of the city as a whole, is rapidly
assuming the air of progrcssiveness
and prosperity.
The Oregon Electric passenger line
passes through one of the best streets
in the city and already has stimulated
the residents along that thoroughfare
to action, and the yards and homes
which face the tracks on the interur
ban arc placed in attractive appear
ance by their owners, who realize that
with hundreds of people passing
through Albany each day on the elec
tric, one of the best advertisements
the city can have will he the beautiful
homes and well kept lawns, along
Fifth street.
The Oregon Electric people' have
constructed a very substantial and or
namental concrete bridge across the"
canal at Thurston street on Fifth and
another one at Water street. Itoth
of these bridges were built to stay and
are of artistic design.
In constructing these bridges, the
canal was deepened several feet near
the wings at both ends, and the wa
ter there is now about eight feet
deep and will afford an excellent
"natural cistern" from which the wa
ter can be pumped in case of a fire in
that vicinity.
The crew of the electric railway
company who are engaged in setting
the poles from Salem to Albany for
the trolley wires, have reached Main
street, and the work of placing them
oil Fifth street will be begun today.
The crew will be followed by the
wire men who arc now hut a few miles
east of this city and rapidly closing
me gap netwecn Albany and the Cap
ital City.
Work on the freiirht line of the Ore
gon Electric is also progressing rap
idly and Water street from Thurston
to Burkhart Park is a scene of activ
ity every day. A most substantial
bridge has been completed over the
gulch between Sherman and Cleve
land streets by the O. h. company.
It is full width of the street, the car
line passing through the center of
the structure, with a wagon road on
cither side of the track and side
walk for pedestrians on both the
north and south sides.
Water street from Lafayette to a
point 78 feet cast of Sherman will be
paveil in a few weeks with gravel hi
tulithic, and the street will be put in
shape for the work at once.
J. Teuscher, traveling representa
tive of the Hoys' raitl Girls' Aid Soci
ety of Oregon, was in the city today
on business, lie has visited wards of
the institution at Hillsboro, Dallas,
Independence and Corvallis and went
to Salem this afternoon. In speaking
of county officials, Mr. Teuscher said:
"You have an excellent county
judge here in the person of Judge
Duncan. He is very conscientious and
careful and a competent man, ami in
several cases to my knowledge In; has
deci'lcil wisely and carefully. Espe
cially is this true of the Sharpc chil
dren who were recently turned over
by him ti our institution."
"His action In that case was the
cause of an appeal being taken to the
circuit court, where Judge Kelly
promptly threw it out, ruling that de
cisions of juvenile courts were final
and could not be appealed."
Mr. J. D Bishop and Miss McNeil
were united in marriage at the Pres
byterian church yesterday afternoon
(at 4 o'clock. Key. Gcselbracht of (his
cuy periorming uie ceremony.
Only the cfriends of the
contracting parties were present and
as soon a the ceremony was conclud
ed the brido and groom left on a short
wedding trip.
The young people are residents of
Il.irrisbitrg a nd.ire well and favor
ably known by the people of that city.