Albany weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1912-1913, December 27, 1912, Page 5, Image 5

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T. S. Townsend of Portland
Chosen President of Asso
ciation for Ensuing Term.
Convention Closed With Big
Banquet Which Was Served
at Armory Last Night.
Pnntinued from Thursday. Dec. 19.
T. S. Townsend, of Portland, was
elected president of the Oregon But
ter & Cheese Makers' association at
the annual election of officers in the
convention here yesterday. K. C.
Eldridge, of Independence, was chos
en vice-president, and F. L. Kent, of
Corvallis, was re-elected secretary
A H. Lea, of Portland, Charles
Kunze, of Tillamook, and A. F. Bick
ford, of Portland, were chosen to
serve with President Townsend and
Secretary Kent on the executive com
mittee for the year. ... .
The association completed the work
of its third annual convention and ad
journed late yesterday afternoon.
Last night the delegates, together
with the delegates to the convention
of the Oregon Dairymen's associa
tion, which convened here today, were
entertained hy the Albany Com
mercial Club with a banquet and so
cial evening in the armory.
J S Van Winkle, president of the
Commercial Club, presided as toast
master at the banquet and talks were
i. u A H I ra. of Portland: J. D.
Micklc, of Hillsboro, Oregon Dairy
and Food Commissioner-elect: T. S.
Townsend, of Portland, president of
the Butter Makers' association; M. b.
Shrock, of Banks, president of the
Dairymen's association; Professor
Kent, of Corvallis, secretary of both
the butter makers' and dairymen s as
sociations; A. K. Risser, of Salt Lake
r-;. ;n i-hnnr nf 'the Western Unit
ed States dairy division; C. H. Fraer,
of Eugene, retiring president of the
Butter Makers' association; William
Schulermich, of Hillsboro; B. C. Alt
m,n nf Oesham. secretary of the
Oregon Jersey Cattle club, and C. E.
c n.,A p A Vnuiiff. of Albany.
Charles Kunze, of Tillamook, made
a hit at the banquet by cutting and
distributing a prize cheese exhibited
at the convention. .
Following the b-.nqucl, which was
served uj the noni'-n oi the First
v-...t , nf Ali'iiiv. the visitors
enjoyed a social evening. Several of
ii. d.ifoates to the convention, who
r,.mh of tt.e Oregon Jersey
Citi'c Club, were entertained at a
i i i QimrWU in ilie afternoon
. ti... tuMts of 1 M. Okkson, of
Ckc ...Tin is n director o flhe club,
The sweepstakes prizes for the
highest scoring butter at the conven
tion were awarded yesterday to R. L.
Cavett. of the T. S. Townsend Cream-
crv company ot rortiano. a. nam
nf (ii. Creamcrv com
oanv of Salem, took second honors
,,!,! i.lure wont to A. A. us
wait of the Hazelwood Creamery
nii,.iii nf Pnrtland.
So keen was the competition that
only one-fourth of one point separated
the three winners, and Oswalt took
third place by the saTiie margin over
two competitors who tied for tourtn
there is only three-
fourths of a point difference between
the winner of the first prize and the
fifrli highest scoring butter. The two
cr.n-netitors tieing for fourth pla
were the Merrill Creamery company
of Merrill. Or., and S. O. Kice, ot me
t xf-o nmnnnv. nf Portland.
1 he prize-winning butter made by
Cavett was given a score of 96.
u,n,iitnn'i hiittor scored 9614, Us
wait's 96'A. and the Merrill Creamery
company's and S. O. Rices each 90.
Tt, k,.Ar was srnred hv GUV M,
Lambert, of the United States Dairy
Division, of Salt Lake City.
R.r virlun nf hie virtorV. CaVCtt Will
retain possession of the $250 silver
cup offered by the Vermont Farm
Machinery company, of Bellows
T.-..1L Vi nt thr SI00 silver cup of
fered' by the Rural Spirit, of Portland,
for one year, . . , , , ,
At the cone us on of yesterday af
ternoon's program a business session
was held, at wnicn oincers wc.c v
ed and committees submitted their re
rnn,m;,tn.E which were aP'
pointed by President Fraer and which
tenoned yesteraay nt
Auditing. A. A. Underhill, of salem
i?:i fAC:n nf tit: A. Carr.
Portland. Resolutions. O. B. Nep
. nf AiK,. w W. Ouinbv. ol
C rpsw ell:'H. B. Darling, of Portland
i .,-.tnt;v. F T Tudd. of Portland
A U I ' nf PnrtlanH: T. S. Ton
.....I nf Pnrll.nJ PllhlicitV. HOCC
AddiV nf Portland: P. B. Sibley, of
t'nrtlan A- M Tensen. of Portland.
4 l-ircT mini l,rr of the delegate
who attended the Butter and Cheese
makers' convention will remain in Al
bany to attend the 23d annual conven
tion of the Oregon Dairymen s asso
ciation, which convened nere louy.
ftaW Plain flranp Elects Officers.
Hair Plain f.nnw "n. 6. P. of H
met in regular session last Saturday
and after discussing several important
matters elected the following officers
for the ensuing year:
The book exhibit of the state library
hoard will be shown at the Albany
Public Library Saturday and Monday
afternoons and evenings, one worth
seeing by all interested in good books.
Miss Adella Devenport of Fort
Collins Will Represent
0. A. C. This Year.
Oregon ' Agricultural College, Cor-
allis, Dec. 18. Miss Adella Daven
port, of Fort Collins, Colo., won the
ght to represent the senior class at
the Oregon Agricultural College in
the coming inter-class contest, by
proving the best of six contestants in
the try-outs last night at Shepard
Hall. Her selection, given with much
spirit, was "The Black Horse and His
Miss Delia Purves of Seattle, Wash.,
ith a selection entitled "A Revolu
tionary Rising," was so close a sec
ond that the judges had difficulty in
lorming a decision. Miss ndith All
worth of Battle Ground, Wash., was
given third place with her graceful
rendition of "King Robert of Sicily."
Uther contestants were Miss Em
ma Ueland of Roscburg with "The
Little Blackcyed Rebel;" Miss Amber
Spaulding of Albany with Anthony's
oration from "Julius Caesar; and
Miss Clara Hartzog ot Lakeview with
Ihe swallowing ot the Cent.
Woman Has Her Husband
Hauled Into Court and
Scrubbing Is Ordered.
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Dec. 18. Because
he would not take, a J)ath and slept
his mining clothes tor the last
three weeks, Steven Notis was ar
raigned before Squire Edward Burke
t Larksville.
Mrs. Notis and members of her
family testified that they had begged,
threatened ai ' pleaded with Notis to
wash himself, but he stuDDorniy re
fused. All admitted that he was an
excellent worker, temperate in his
habits and a good provider, but he
positively would not use soap and
The verdict of this court, said
Squire Burke, to Notis, "is that you'
take a bath. men turning to con-
table Joseph Husted, the Squire de
ared: "Here is money to buy a
scrubbing brush and soap. Take-this
man to his home and remain guard
over him until he takes a bath. If he
refuses, vou will get what assistance
you need to wash him. Scrub him un
til his skin slimes, ana aon i come
back until you can report success."
rlUSted ICIt Willi ms prisoner aim
two hours returned and reported
that Notis had been forcibly washed.
Farmer's Wife Gives Up Hope
for Missing Man's Return
After Long Wait.
PhilaHr-lnhia. Dec. 18. Mrs. Emma
went into the West Chester
court and asked that an administrator
be appointed to the property of her
husband, who disappeared oo years
ago. In telling tne siory 10 me tuun
she said tnat all oi inese years sue
has waited believing that some time
her husband would turn up alive. -
William H. Hobson was a prosper
ous farmer of Kenneth Square. Thir
iv.thri,,, vrars apfi last month he start
ed for Philadelphia with a load of
farm nrnduce. 1 hat was the last Mrs.
Hobson ever saw of him. The day
after he left she sent his overcoat to
the market place, but tne coat was
returned with the message that Hob
son, had not arrived there. For years
Mr t-ionson uvea on mc larm
ing his return, i nen snc movcu w
Ph larirlnhia.
She explained in court that her four
children had reached their majority
and that after waiting 33 years she
was sure she would never sec her hus
band alive again and wished to have
him legally declared dead, so that
her children could bericfit from the
The farm Hobson left 33 years ago
was valued at $3,000. Today $40,000
will not purchase it.
a . !ntrnc(inor litrrarv Drocrram
will be held in the Albany High
School auditorium Friday at 1:30 p. m
to which the public is coroiany nvn
ed. The program will be as follows
Cnn fnnthall hfivs: reading. Mar
guerite ' Pennebakcr ; debate "Resolv
i. that Hrrcrnn should adopt Work
man's Compensation Law similar to
that of Washington,' atiirmanvc,
Ruby Moench and Paul Dawson; neg
Viroil Parker and Miles Mc
Kv Readme. Emily Martin. High
school song, by all.
A great deal of time has been spent
in .preparing this program, especially
the debate.
The A. H. S. debating team for
some reason was this year left out of
th. Drrorin Debating cague. in which
they won the cup last year, but nev
ertheless debating has not died in the
school. Two good teams have been
picked and are training all the while
and next year when they again enter
the league they will be prepared to
come back harder than ever.
T.S. Townsend of Portland Says
Thai Money For Butter and
Eggs Should Be Kept Here.
Many Interesting Talks
Made at the Armory
Evening Following Banquet.
That Linn county should have four
hundred new families within a radius
of ten miles from this city, was the
contention of T. S. Townsend, president-elect
of the Oregon Butter and
Cheese Makers' association, who made
a short address at the social session
held at the armory last evening fol
lowing the " banquet to the visiting
Mr. Townsend stated that within
the past year, 684,000 dozen of eggs
have been shipped into Oregon from
Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska, and
also 792,000 pounds of butter. He
said that the money paid for the eggs
and butter shipped into this state from
the East amounted to $400,600, which
should be kept in Oregon.
J. I). Mickel, state dairy and food
commissioner-elect, spoke last evening
at the armory and urged the residents
of the state and the dairymen in par
ticular to cooDerate with him in the
enforcement of the laws. He said
that he would show partiality to no
one. Mr. Mickel also called attention
to the wonderful advantages of this
state as a dairying section. He said
that he would do everything in his
nnwer to nromote the dairying indus
try and said that his policy while in
office woud be to teach sanitary
methods instead of making arrests tor
ignorant violations ot the dairy laws
A. H. Lea of Portland, who was
defeated for the office of state dairy
and food commissioner by Mickel,
was called upon and made a few ap
propriate remarks, saying that he
would continue to work in the inter
ests of the dairies of the state, regard-
ess of his defeat.
M. S. Shrock. oresident of the Ore
gon Dairymen's association, told of
the wonderful growth of Albany dur
ing the past few years, and said that
it was due to tne progressivencss or
the residents here. He also told of
the time when he first came to Linn
county and of the farming and dairy-
g methods used at tnat time, ne
said that this county had as many
cows as any county in the state. He
concluded his remarks uy telling a
good joke on Mayor Gilbert.
He said that when Mayor Gilbert
gave the address of welcome to the
butter and cheese makers on Tuesday
evening, he was under the impression
that it was the dairymen he was talk
ing to, and his address was along that
Mavor Gilbert arose and stated that
he was anxious to do his share toward
promoting the dairying interests of
the state and hoped to Decome an
active member of the associations.
He thanked the butter and cheese
makers for giving him an honorary
membership in the association. En
thusiastic talks were also made-a last
evening by C. E. Sox, Tom Withy
combe, and F. L. Kent. J. S. Van
Winkle officiated as toastmaster at
the banquet.
Was Eighty Two Years of Age
and Mother of Sixteen
Polo, Mo., Dec. 18. Mrs. Martin
J. Jackson of Caldwell county, was
the motner ot a remarKaoic lanmy.
She died at Polo and was 82 years
old. . ...
She was married to Jacob Jackson
when 18 years old. He was two years
her senior. They were both born in
pamnhc I eountv. East Tennessee.
They were married May 15, 1849, and
lived together aa years ana one monui.
Mi liir-lrcnn rivlncr seven vears aBTO.
Mrs. Jackson was the mother of 16
children, 14 of whom are living; 17
grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
There are 134 lineal descend
ants, the oldest being 60 years old,
thr vnumrest 60 davs. Thev all live
in Ray and Caldwell counties, Mis
souri. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson came to
Gentry county, Missouri, in 1854 and
in 1858 came to Ray county.
A. J. Brumquist, a prominent ap
ple grower of Hood River, is stopping
at the Van Dran hotel while looking
agter business matters in this city to
day. H. A. Nelson, manager of the Al
bany Soda Works, left this afternoon
for Lebanon where he will look after
business matters.
Mi Rroinnin? With This Head It
From Daily Issue of
Files Complaint in Judge Swans
Court Yesterday for Alleged
Assault and Battery.
W. T. Fogle, a Lebanon newspaper
man, yesterday afternoon filed a com
plaint in Judge Swan's court against
A. M. Keeves, tormerly mayor ot
Lebanon, charging him with assault
and batters, committed on Friday, De
cember ij.
Fogle, who has conducted the Linn
County Advocate, a weekly paper
published in Lebanon, for the past
year, was recently forced into bank
ruptcy, and it is said that the assault
by Reeves resulted following an argu
ment between the two men. Mr.
Reeves, who is one of Lebanon's
prominent, merchants has been cited
to appear in court at this city.
The case will probably be tried
today by Judge Swan. Fogle alleges
that Reeves attacked him with his
fists and feet.
Resident of Albany for Past 16
Years Leaves Wife and Three
Children to Mourn Death.
F. M. Pomcroy, a well known resi
dent of Albany for the past sixteen
years, passed away at this home in
this city' at 3:40 o'clock this morning,
of dropsy, at the age of 65 years.
The deceased leaves to mourn his
death a wife, two daughters, and one
son, all of whom were at his bedside
when the end came. ThiJ children are
Mrs. Paul Schmidt of Portland, Mrs.
Maude Armstrong of Salem and R. B.
Pomeroy of Portland.
The funeral services will be held at
2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the
family home at Sixth and Thurston
streets. The services will be conduct
ed by the Rev. F. H. Geselbracht of
the First Presbyterian church and in
terment will be had at the City ceme
tery. All friends of the family are in
vited to attend the services.
The deceased is originally from In
diana and has been on the Pacific
Coast about 25 ycars He came to
Albany from Corvallis in 1897 and has
lived here continuously since that
time. He was engaged in business
here for many years, retiring about
six years ago, since which time he has
been engaged in looking after his
large property interests here. He
leaves many friends in Albany and
other parts of the state to mourn his
A. C. Miller Is Elected Master;
Legislative Committee Ap
pointed for the Year.
Mcetine Thursday for the purpose
of electing officers for the ensuing
year, the Linn county Pomona Grange
appointed a legislative committee and
transacted a large volume oi ouier
business of more or less importance.
The officers elected are as follows:
Master, A. C. Miller: overseer, li. K.
Allen; lecturer, Bertha J. Beck;
Stewart, Claude Harris; ass't. Stewart,
Homer Brown; cliapiain, t-yrus n.
Walker; treasurer, H. Clay Powell;
secretary, r. M. Mitchell; gatekeeper,
F. M. Woods: Ceres. Mimrcu Al
len; Pomona, Florence Brown; Flora,
Grace Harris; lady assistant Stewart,
M.-irie G. A Men: oruanist. Lulu Mil
ler; executive committee, J. H. Scott,
C. It. Shaw.
The master was authorized by reso
lution to appoint a legislative com
mittee of live to examine bills in
troduced at the coming session of the
Oreg in legislature, and to favorably
pass upon those that would be sat
is factory to the Grange.
Committee, C. L. Shaw, E. R. Al
len, J. H. Scott, A. C. Miller and r,
M. Mitchell.
The evening session was devoted to
installation of officers, J. H. Bodine
officiating. The conferring of the Po
mona, or 5th degree upon a class,
the latter work being caned out in
excellent form. Refreshments were
served both noon and evening. The
next meeting will be Wednesday,
March 22nd, 1913, to again meet with
Grand Prairie Grange, at which time
the 5th degree work will be put on the
floor bv the officers of Linn County
Pomona, under the direction of com
petent judges.
Hearing the case of S. B. Nickerson
& aon vs. K. voixman, juhkc
Pf,rtr it, vpi-ran iurist of Albany,
this afternoon took the case under
advisement and is expected to render
a decision tomorrow morning. The
plaintiff brought suit for a threshing ttriiih contested bv the de
fendant. Wcathcrford & Wcathcrford
appeared for the plaintiff and Hewitt
& box for the dclcntlant.
Mi Laura Tavlor who is a stu
iLni at ti,,. Kniversitv of Oregon
tttimiH tnniiht from Eugene and will
spend the Xmas holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. laylor,
Production Under Auspices of
Eastern Star Promises to
Draw Packed House.
A farcical comedy. "A Night Out"
tiich wilt be presented for the first
time this evening; at the local opera
house, under the auspices of the or
der of Eastern Star, promises to draw
packed house. A koou lauiih is
insured and the play is guaranteed
to cure the "blues."
The rehearsals for the play have
been carried on for the past week by
.Mrs. J. liuwaru La kl well oi Imcatro,
and the young ladies and men who
form the cast of characters are now
thoroughly familiar with their parts.
The play is K'ven for the benefit
of the ladies of the Eastern Star and
as the admission fee is very small,
the house should be packed tonight.
inc curtain rises at
Left Eugene After Attacking
Several Young Girls; Also
Broke Jail Once.
Joe Matlock, Jr., who is bclivccd to
have been killed in the mountains near
Santa Ana, California, Monday, after
a fierce battle with a posse, was ;
moral nrcvert with a lonar and check
ered career. Twice before he had
been arrested for the crime of rape,
cscaniiig the clutches of the law both
times by jumping his bail. In the
first instance his bonds were placed
at $3UU and in the second at $lauii.
In both cases they were paid in full
He is. a son of ex-Mayor J. D. Mat
lock of Eugene.
His first offense was in the fall of
1902. He committed the crime of rape
on Rosic Bell. 1 he ofliccrs laid
trap for him, and he was arrested on
the following night in the act of mak
ing a second attempt on the same girl.
He was bound ocr to the grand jury,
and his bail was placed at $300. lie
disappeared and the bonds were de
clared forfeited.
Married Life Unhappy.
He was not seen in Eugene for
more than five years, appearing again
in 1907 or 1908. He was here at
times for two years, living a disreput
able life and getting into trouble a
number of times. He was married in
Washington to a young woman named
Jones, returning to Eugene, to live.
She sued for divorce, and the suit was
pending when he was arrested the
second tlma. '
His second offense was on the night
of October 16, 1909, when he attempt
ed the crime of rape on the person
of Miss Clara Nirshl. A passing
newsboy gave the alarm, and several
women hastened to the girl's assist
ance. A policeman was called and
he was taken into custody.
He was bound over to the grand
jury under a bond of $1000, which was
not loruicummg, au nc wcni iu jan.
An effort was made to prove that
Matlock was insane, but this failed.
f sound p::nd.
Once Convicted of Rape.
Matlock was tried and found guilty,
but was granted a new trial because of
n irregularity by one ol the jurors.
He was released on $1500 bonds,
hich were furnished by his father,
J. D. Matlock, and his brother, E. D.
Matlock, and the tne date oi mc new
trial was set for December 1. Again
he jumped his bail and has not been
seen since.
Since the tunc of his disappearance
until the present, an unceasing search
has been kept up by Sheriff Down,
who has made every ellort to locate
young Matlock. A reward of $150
was offered by the county, and circu
lars were sent to every police offi
cer on the coast, and to the police de
partments of every principal city in
the United States.
On In v 4th. 9 1. Sheriff llown re
ceived a tip that the wanted man was
ii blianiko, and with anotner man
carclied the desert for two weeks,
His informant was positive that he
had seen Matlock, but the search was
Officers Search Fruitless,
After that, reliable information was
received that he was in San l-rancisco,
and for more than a month detectives
seaj-chc dthc Bay city, but without
success. Likewise, inlorination was
received that Matlock had been seen
in Nevada, and it was believed that
he would go to Reno to attend the
Jeffries-Johnson light. A special oi
ficer was detailed to go to Reno in
the hope of arresting the fugitive, but
again the attempt was futile. He was
not seen, nor was any trace of him
found. ' .
Sheriff Down said last night that
he could nut be sure that the dead
bandit was Matlock. "There is always
room for doubt in such cases, said
he, "and, of course, only a positive
identification wil completely clear up
the uncertainty.
Tweniv or more young hoys of
ihin eitv met at the college yester
day afternoon to atend a preliminary
meeting in relation to tne organiza
tion of the local Boy Scout movement.
The work of perfecting the organiza
tion' will not occur, however, until
It is proposed to organize a troop
Iwri. rfttmisiini of five nalrols. each
patrol being similar to a squad in a
company of militia. The local troop
when lully organized win lie ainii
ated with the national organization.
I'rof. Flo of the college is in charge
of the work here.
Use of School Porches for Night
Parties Must Cease Says
Supt. Boetticher,
All Couples Found on Premises
After Dark Will Be Subject ,
to Arrest by Officers.
That spooning couples will have to
select some other place than the
porches of the local school buildings
in which to do their wooing, was in
dicated today by C. W. Boetticher,
city superintendent of schools who
stated that special police have been
appointed to look after the school
buildings nt night, and that hereafter
any young couple found on the prem
ises wold be liable to arrest.
"Not only have the porches been
used by the "spooncrs," said Mr.
Boetticher, "but they also seem to be
a popular place for beer parties judg
ing from the many bottles that have
been strewn about the buildings of
late. Large boxes have been brought
up on the school porches to serve, as
tables for the open air diners, and on
mny occasions the porches have been
found in a very dirty condition and
coveredr with these rinds, . bits of
huad, etc.
The Democrat representative was
informed today that other occurrences
of a disgraceful character have been
going on at the school building after
dark and that evidence of debauchery
have been found on the porches.
superintendent lioctticher means
business and that he intends to put a
slop to the "porch parties" was made
plain today when G. B. Hall, janitor
of the high school building, and W.
A. Harris, janitor of the Madison
school, were deputized as special po
licemen by Chief of Police Austin.
These officers will devote their ot
tcntion to guarding the school build
ings. They have full authority to
make arrests and they will use their
Jt is not our purpose to make
trouble for anybody said Mr. Botti-
chcr to -the Democrat representative
this afternoon but the practice of
holding Dartres on the porches of the
school buildings after dark must cease
at once and tiiis edict will he enforc
ed to the letter."
Manv coninlaints have been heard
conccring the practice of boys and
girls meeting on the porches .of the
school buildings after dark and the ac
tion of Superintendent Boetticher in
putting an immediate stop to it, win
meet with the approval of every res
ident of the city.
OF 34!
He's Yard High or So, Bride Full
Grown' and Giantess Is to
Be Matron of Honor.
St. Louis, Dec. 19. A romance of
the circus sideshow reached its climax
in St. Louis today when Jack W. C.
Harnett of Boxboro, N. C, 21 years
old, 38 inches high and weighing 34
pounds, got a license to marry Miss
Dorothy David Warficld, 19 years old,
about 5 feet 8 inches in height and
weighing 130 pounds.
Mrs. II. L. Morris, 7 feet 4 inches
tall and weighing 126 pounds, was to
be matron of honor, the couple an
nounced, and her husband, a man of
ordinary size, was selected as the best
Harnett had to be lifted upon a high
stool when he was called upon to sign
the application for 8 license at the
city hall. Willi the stool beneath
him, he stood with his head about on
a level with that of the bride-to-be.
Since Harnett was 16 years old he
has traveled with the sideshows of
circuses, he told a reporter. In the
same circus Miss Warficld, until last
April a high school girl ol llaltimorc,
docs a "mystery act." She is placed
a cabinet, but when the curtains
: pulled back, Harnett explained,
she is not there, etc., etc. Then flow
ers begin growing from a vase, also,
Harnett said the rivalry for Miss
Warfield's favor was very keen, sev
eral freaks, such as the human os-
Irich, t lie ossified man and the wild
man, being in the race.
F. M. French, the local jeweler, re
porls that business conditions in Al
bany are belter now than for many
years and attributes this fact to the
top prices that are bring paiil to the
farmers for their products and that
nearly all working men have employ
ment at good wages.