Albany weekly democrat. (Albany, Linn County, Or.) 1912-1913, January 03, 1913, Page 1, Image 1

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    Or. Historical Society
No. 23.
Eight Marriage Licenses Were
Issued By County Clerk in
Past Thirty-Six Hours.'
Marks Says If Rush Continues
He Will Be Compelled to Hire
' License Clerk.
That Dan Cupid is working over
time in this part of the Willamette
"Valley is indicated by the fact that
during the past thirty-six hour
County Clerk Marks and his entire
force of deputies have been besieged
by young people from various parts
of the county who applied for licenses
to wed. Four of- the coveted docu
ments were issued yesterday and four
today, making a total of eight during
the past 36 hours. -
Three couples reached the county
clerk's office at the same time yester
day and County Clerk Marks and his
deputies, Miss 'Daisy Savage and R.
M. Russell, were all engaged at the
same time issuing certificates.
Two of the couples desired to be
married immediately and Judge Swan
was telephoned for. He arrived at
the temple of justice within a few
minutes and proceeded to units in
R. Rav Hicks and Miss Hel
en W. Miller, a well known young
couple of Lebanon, and. teorge : S
Curtis of Brownsville and Miss Ma
n fiirniilcr. nf Crabtree.
ThP ntVipr two couDles who secured
licenses to wed yesterday were Delos
C. Pierce and Miss Jessie A. Miller of
Crabtree and Albert L. Rogers and
Bessie E. Huntley, both of Albany. -
Today the county clerk's office had
been open but a short time when a
license was issued to George C. Mil
ler, a young business man of Condon,
land Miss Agnes Mae Gibbons of
Shelburn. The bride-to-be is well
known in this city where she was em
ployed for nearly a year-as a stenog
rapher in the office of the Albany
Abstract company.' -
Shortly afterward, Grover C. Nice
wood and Miss Bertha Craft, a promi-'
nent young couple residing near Tan
gent, were given the document which
gives them the right to become man
and wife. Then came Arthur L. CooU
ey and Miss Lucy J. Lanning, two
Lebanon young people, who made ap
plication for a marriage license which
-was granted them.
The fourth couple to secure a cer
tificate today was A. O. Leffler and
Miss Mabel D. Cole, both of Scio.
County Clerk Marks says that if
applications for marriage licenses con
tinue to come in as-fast as they have
for the past two days, it will be neces
sary for him to secure the services of
someone to look after this branch
of the work alone.
An interesting feature of the issu
ing of the marriage licenses yesterday
is the fact that two of the brides
bore the name of Miller and were no
relation. They were. Miss Jessie Mil
ler of Crabtree and Miss Helen Mil
ler of Lbeanon.
Today George C. Miller of Condon
applied for a license to wed Miss
Agnes Gibons whose sister also mar
ried a Miller, being the wife of Ex
County Clerk J. W. Miller of Shel
burn. Of the eight men to whom licenses
.were issued yesterday-and today, four
of them had the same initials, A. L."
and "G. C." ior their first and middle
names; two of them were 28 years
of age; two others' were 22 years of
age; one had just become of age;
and two of them have the same first
name, "George.'
Of the brides, two of them had the
same first name of "Mabel"; two were
18 years of age; two were 17 years
ot age; ana two otners were d).
Oregon Man Is Indorsed by
Three States; Spokane Con
ference Vital.
Spokane, Wash., Dec. 23. (Soecial
to Oregonian). John Patterson, as
Democratic National committeeman
of Washington, today telegraphed to
President-elect Wilson his official en
dorsement of W. R. hine. of Port
land, for Secretary of the Interior in
the Democratic cabinet.
Pattison gave his endorsement to
the Oregon man after a series of con
ferences that began in the morning
ana lasted all day. rattison, R. H
Elder, National committeeman for
Idaho; H. Cochran, Spokane.
Democratic county chairman, and
Charles H. Heifner, of Seattle, partic
ipated. .Mr. Meitnex is an aspirant
for the same cabinent appointment
ana sipppea in apoitane on his way
east in nis own Dcnau.
With Pattison's endorsement is in
eluded that of R. H. Elder, Demo
cratic National committeeman for
Rev. D. H. Leech Issues a Neat
Card Bearing Photo and Kind
ly Wishes for New Year.
The Democrat acknowledges re
ceipt of a Christmas greeting frcru
Rev. D. H. Leech, pastor of the First
Methodist church, one of many which
the pastor of that church has sent out
to his congregation and his friends.
The greeting which is printed upor
a neat card bearing a photo of Mr.
Leech, reads as follows:
"A Merry Christmas and a Happv
New Year. May the true meaning
and happiness of the season be yours.
May the Christ spirit enrich your life,
and prompt you to still greater ef
forts for the blessing 'of others. Let
us take the Christ Spirit with us into
the New Year and through all the
coming days, that we may live truly,
and therefore happily. . . "
With all good wishes
Buff Leghorn and W. Orpington
Sentenced to Death Were
' Beheaded by Officer.
The first execution in Albany for
mnnv vears occurred early this morn
ing at the Linn county jail. The
event was unannounced, and there
were no guests present, with the ex-
ception of the headsman who per
formed his duties in silence.
No, Clara, it wasn't human beings
that were executed, but a couple of
choice chickens which had been fat
tened on the farm of Sheriff Smith
and which were sentenced some time
ago to be beheaded this morning.
The birds were killed in the wood
shed of the county jail this morning
by Sheriff bmith and will adorn tne
table ot the otticer tomorrow, accom
panied by the usual trimmings.
At St. Marv's hospital an early
morning service will be held and the
patients will be the recipients of little
Christmas souvenirs and the usual
delicacies of the season. There are no
destitute cases at the hospital at the
present time, but the charitable puD
lic will no doubt have a thought for
the institution and the devoted sisters
in charge as in past years.
The entire force of the Passenger
station of the Oregon Electric Rail
way company at this city are busily
en traced this afternoon in moving into
tne nanusome new aepot ouiiaing
which has been under course ot con
struction for the past few months and
which has been completed.
Hercattcr the new building will be
used and passengers may now wait
for their trains in. one of the finest
structures of its kind in the state of
Oregon. The formal opening of the
new building will occur tomorrow and
the public is cordially invited to in
spect the interior ot the new station.
Agent rioydar fo the Uregon Ulec
trie is proud of his new headquarters
and he has a right to be for the struc
ture is certainly a handsome one and
by far the best depot owned by the
Oregon Elecrtic in this state. The
old shack at the corner which has
been used as a depot since work on
the new building was first commenc
ed, will be torn down at once and the
ground parked and planted, to grass.
Newt on This Page is
From Daily Issue of
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Flook of Salem
are expected in Albany this evening to
spend Christmas at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Westbrook. Mrs.
Westbrook is their daughter.
A. F. Bestel of Roscburg was in
Albany last evening stopping at th
St. Francis hotel. He left for horn
today accompanied by his niece, Miss
jessic oianuiey, a popular coca ai n
U. A. K.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bishop of La-
comb arrived in Albany last evening
ana leit tms morning tor Seattle,
where they will spend the holiday:
with relatives.
Idaho, and John. B. Sanford, Demo
cratic National committeeman for
California. The Utah and New Mex
ico party organizations have given
King assurances of support and thi
was also tendered from Arizona until
the National committeeman from that
Hundreds of Youngsters Will Be
Made Happy Tomorrow by
Local Antlered Herd.
Especially Invited Are the Tots
Whose Parents Are Unable
to Give Them Happy Xmas.
Tli Inrla rnnm nf the Albany Elks
wiM be a merry scene at 1:30 o'clock
tomorrow . afternoon when several
hundred Albany kiddies, both boys
and girls, of the ages of 12 years and
under,' will gather there and receive
a present from the generous mem
bers of the local antlered herd.
The committee having the "Kiddies
Christmas" in charge havelnade com
plete preparations for the little tots
and there will be presents for all who
come. Following the distribution of
the gifts, the youngsters will be taken
to 'the Empire and Dreamland photo
plays to see the "movies."
The Albany Elks have leased both
theatres for the entertainment of the
uveniles who will be royally enter
tained until 5 o'clock in the evening.
Mothers throughout the city are urg
ed to send their children to the lodge
room tomorrow afternoon and let
them take advantage of the generasity
of the Elks who desire to make
Christmas a merry one for the .little
Esneciallv invited are the little boys
and- girls who do not have a chance
everv dav to see a moving picture
show and whose parents are not finan
cially able to give them as enjoyaoie
a Christmas as they would like to.
The children will be well taken care
of and are sure to return home happy
atter a big afternoon.
. o '
Fireman Had Back Broken ana"
Lower Limbs Paralyzed When
Engine Upsets. i
Philadelphia. Dec'. 23. Surgeons at
St. Mary's hospital today performed
a daring operation in the hope of say
ing the life of George Wcntz, a fire
department driver, whose back was
broken when his engine was duelled
last night on the way to a fire. He
was paralyzed from his arms down.
Dr. lohn A. Boirer and his assist
ant! Dr. Samuel S. Kelly, laid open the
spinal column, uncovered the back
bone at the point of fracture and then
removed several pieces of the verte
brae which had been crushed to splin
ters and which were pressing on the
spinal cord.1
Dr. lioger then ran a silver wire
through the adjoining vertebrae and:
wired them together. Wcntz was then
strapped on a plaster cast, and after
he came from the influence of ether
all of his reflexes had been restored,
showing that the pressure which had
paralyzed him had been successfully
The surgeons are confident that he
will survive, although he will never be
able to perform manual labor.
A gift is a mere token ef esteem.
Kindly feeling cannot be figured in
dollars and cents. It springs from
the heart and not from the purse.
It is not the value of the gift, but
the spirit in which it is given that
brings gladness to the hearts of those
who receive.
A remembrance from a child who
spends his last penny to make glad
the heart of a parent is more to be. ap
preciated than the diamond necklace
which comes Irom tne millionaire.
The cheap and gaudy present which
comes from the poor widow or or
phan has a real and lasting value for
it comes from the heart and has the
indelible stamp of self sacrifice.
The greatest enemy of Ye Old
time Xmas spirit is the dollar sign.
The cheapest and most appreciated
of all gifts is a smile. No man is too
poor to indulge in it some are too
Remember that tomorrow is Chil
dren's day. None but the unnatural
parent would deny the child those lit
tle pleasures which by nature ' and
custom he has a right to expect.
It's better to give a coin with a
smile than a twenty dollar gold piece
with a scowl.
Yesterday Was Record Day for
Stamp Sales in History of
Local Office.
Postmasters and Clerks Work
, ing Overtime As Special
Agentfor Santa Claus.
Strange as it may seem, the busi
est place in Albany during the past
few days is an establishment which
has never spent a dollar in advertis
ing with the local papers And has
thus proved beyond a shadow of a
doubt that at least one business can
be conducted successfully without the
use of urintcr's ink.
The place referred to is the Albany
postoffice. Swamped with Xmas let
ters and packages for thousands of
patrons, Postmaster Van Winkle and
his corps of assistants are sweating
blood during these strenuous times
but notwithstanding their labors man
age to keen good natured even if the
public is not unanimous in returning
the compliment.
Yesterday was a record breaking
dav in the history of the Albany of
fice, the total receipts for the stamp
sales during the day being $502.44,
the largest ever made. in any one day
. the establishment of the office.
Excellent Program Has Been
Arranged; Children Invited
to Attend.
The United Presbyterian Sabbath
school has'arranged a' splendid pro
grain for tonight's entertainment at
the church. Many new and hovel
features will be brought-out during
banta at Miss Prim s. 1
All members and friends -of the
Sabbath school and church arc .ex
pected to attend and a special invita
tion is extended to all children who
attend no particular church. The fol
lowing is the cast ot characters:
Rita, Lena and Tom Leaders of
the girls and boys.
Billy Boy Who wants to know;
he is named Orvillc Fatte but rarely
gets it. t '
Vera l-atte urvnic s sister.
Newsy Ned Sells paocrs and sup
ports his mother; finds aunt in Miss
Miss Prim Proprietress of Miss
Prim's Academy. Her ideas about
Santa are peculiar.
The Witch's Daughter Who dis
closes two of the characters to Newsy
Ned in a most peculiar manner.
Lisping Lou Who derives great
pleasure out of her inability to say
"soft soap."
Spirit of Love Who changes things
somewhat by her magic touch:
Chorus Boy boarders, baseball
bovs. sewin? circle, and others.
Big fat Santa Claus, the dream of
the little folks, will be there every
Many Join In Campaign Against
Useless Giving; Mrs. Belmont
Author of Idea.
The spread of the Snugs is amaz
ing, even to those who started it
When Mrs. August Belmont suggest
ed the idea to an audience of working
?irls oust one month ago, she and her
riends had no idea that within a few
weeks there would be 2,000 members
enrolled in the Society for the Pre
vention of Useless Oiving.
ihey would have been surprised
any one had told them that inside ot
a month they would be joined by an
ex-president ot the United states, by
fashionable club men and club wo
men, by employers and workers in u
dozen industries, by men and women
in practically every state in the Union.
But that is precisely what has hao
pened. Everybody seems to have
heaved a sigh of relief at this chance
to escape from the thralldom of en
forced Christmas giving. Even the
people who can afford to make all the
presents they want to are being in
fluenced by it.
"I find it is making me more careful
myself " said Mrs. Belmont. "I don't
mean that I am going to cut down the
number of my gifts, but I am putting
more thaught into their selection. And
more freedom into their destination
"With most of us Christmas has
"David Harum" Will Be Open
ing Bill at Opera House on
Xmas Night.
The stock company which will
make its headquarters at Albany for
several weeks, playing in this city,
Corvallis and other points in the Wil
lamette valley, arrived at 12:45 last
night. The members of the company
come to Albany with excellent recom
mendations and the personnel includes
the following well known names in
the theatrical world: Mr. De Moine
Seibert, Mr. Nat Holmes, Mr. Shir
ley McDonald, Mr. C. E. Strong, Mr.
Robert lngersoll, Mr. Bob Cohoon,
Alice Lindley, .Patsy Gray, Sadie
Dean, May lngersoll. The plays to
be presented include "The Little
Gypsy," "Sunday," "Jack's Wife,"
"When We were 21," etc. The com
pany has its own scenic artist and
the plays will be presented in first
class shape in every respect. The
prices will be within the reach of all,
reserved seats 35c, gallery 25c. "Dav
id Harum," will be on the boards
Xmas night and the management ex
pects a large house.
. A. Hulbert Elected Master;
Strong List of Officers for
Next Year.
Western Star Grange No. 309 held
an interesting meeting Saturday, Dec.
21st. The morning was devoted to the
usual routine of business and some
interesting talks were made by sev
eral members. In the afternoon the
following officers were elected: Mas
tcr, R. A. Hulbu'rt; overseer, William
Laubner; steward, Dent 'Stewart; as
sistant steward, Jed. Hulburt; Chap
lain, Emma Hulburt; treasurer, War
ren Hulburt; secretary, Lottie Hensc
gatekeeper, Willie Laubner; Ceres
lusie Montgomery; Pomona, winni-
fred Ohling; Flora, Maud Wltchey
L. A. steward, Emma Laubner.
After election a good program was
L. E. M., Correspondent
One of the largest turkeys seen in
Albany tor many years ts the one
which will grace the Christmas tabic
of Mayor Gilbert. The bird has been
fattened with care at the farm
Councilman John II. Simpson and
weighs exactly 24 pounds dressed
However, Mayor Gilbert has a family
large enough to get away with it.
Special services wU be held at St
Marvs church Christmas in commcm
oration of the birth of the Saviotts,
The service known as Midnight Mass
will be celebrated at o o clock. Uencr
al communion will be administered at
the service and the pastor will address
the congregation, rollowine this ser
vice the Mass of Daybreak or the
"Aurora" will be celebrated and at
10:30 the solemn High Mass will b
sung. The subject of the Christmas
sermon will be "Good Tidings of
Great Joy. The musical program in
Faithful." an offcrtorv. "Christ ii
Born Unto Us," and selections from
At 4 o'clock a brief service will be
held at thc Christmas Crib. Th
scene of Bethlehem will be represent
ed by a rustic crib in a grotto with at
tendant tigurcs and the usual ilium
come to be not a 'giving' of presents,
but a mere exchange of them. An
we have got too far from the old
fashioned conception of the day
time when it isn t the money one
spends but the fun one has that counts
"In England they have a better
way than we have here of keeping
:. iir:. t. At : : .r
i,iirisuiias. vv nil in cm u n i ictu
val. a day of good cheer, of old
fashioned games in which everybody
takes part it isn t only the workers,
the poor, that need a reformed Christ
mas. We all need it. tverynody
iftknows how perfunctory much of thi
giving is.
"I heard of one woman who receiv
ed a writing case she didn t want an
didn't like. She relegated it to her
chamber or horrors and there it re
posed until another Christmas cam
around. Then she thought she would
be thrifty and use some of her own
undesired presents in disposing of her
Christmas list.
"The writ:nff case was one of the
first she was willing to get rid of; so
she sent it to the silversmith s to have
the monogram changed. In a day or
two she received word from them that
it would be impossible, as the mon
ogram had been changed twice al
ready! Evidently that poor wntin
case was a veritable tramp gift, wan
dering from one person to another.
not desired by any of them and passed
on simply to witic one mofe name off
(hose staring Christmas lists .
Missouri Woman Is Now Look
ing for the Heirs of John
Located in Linn County With
His Two Sons irv the Year
1840; Heir Discovered.
A Ipiter received todav bv Postmas
ter Van Winkle recalls to the minds of
the early pioneers of Linn county an
event in the history of western Ore
gon which was vividly impressed upon
those who blazed the frist trail
through the Oregon forests and may
be the means of restoring to the heir
of a murdered pioneer citizen, a for
1 he letter is written bv Mrs. bophia
Dcamunde of Uoalika. Missouri, and
asks information as to the where
abouts of the heirs of John Bertholdt
who located in this slate in the year
1840 and was later killed by the In
dians in southern Oregon. The names
of his two sons were Phillip and John
and an investigation by Manager
otcwart of the Albany Commercial
Club reveals the fact that a man by
the name of Phillip Bertholdt now re
sides in Corvallis. Mr. Stewart this
morning wrote to Bertholdt informing
hini ot the letter he had received ana
asking for data concerning his family
history. f m
lhe letter received by Postmaster
Van Winkle is as follows:
Uoalika. Mo.. Nov. 27.-1912. Post
master, Albany, Ore. Dear Sir: In
1840 a man by the name of John
Bertholdt with nis wife and two boys,
John jr. and Philip, left Lee Co., Iowa,
lor Uregon. 1 heir poBtonicc address
was New Albany, Ore. When the
gold fever broke out they went to
California, on the return .home Mr.
B. was killed by the Indians. In
course of time his widow married a
man by the name of Daniel Cushman.
We do not know whether there are
any other children or not. After Mrs.
Cushman s death her pcopre lost all
trace of the family. Do you or any
of the old settlers know anything
of the family? There was a lady
here this fall who said she knew ol
people in Portland by the name of
Bertholdt. Any information you
could give us of the family would
be thankfully received.
Very respectfully yours,
Upalika, Mo.
The first snow of the season fclPin
Albany this morning hut as it waft
about half rain it melted as fast as it
fell and those who were hoping that
the "beautiful"- would continue t6 fall
until after Christinas were disappoint
ed. In Dr. Cox's guessing contest on
the number of teeth in his show case,
the frist prize went to Claudcl Mor
gan, 730 K. First street, and second
prize to Christ Widmer, R. F. D. 4.
The third prize was won by Eileen
Baldwin, 13th and Jackson. The cor
rect number of teeth in the case was
The public library will remtin clos
ed all day tomorrow.
Bert and Harry Moe of Portland
will arrive in Albany tonight to spend
Christmas at the home of their Bar
ents, Mr. nd Mrs. L. E. Moe.
M. J. Coleman, representing the
Inter-State Publishing company of
Portland, was in Albany yesterday.
While here he called at the Demo
crat office.
Clarence Mickel of this city return
ed home last evening from Roscburg
where he visited relatives for the past
few days.
Mr. and Mrs T. H. Flynn, daught
ers Miss Irene and Mayme Helen,
and son James J., will arrive in Al
bany tonight to .spend Christmas at
the home of their son and brother.
J. R. Flynn and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Flynn of this
city will leave Thursday for Portland
where they will spend New Year's
with friends and relatives.
Mchlin Blain, a prominent young
artist on the Portland Oregonian
staff, arrived in Albany spend
Christmas with his father, W. R.
Mrs. Frank Kitchen of Jefferson ar
rived in Albany this afternoon and is
visiting friends and doing some shopping.-
Charles B. Wilson of Soda Springs,
Idaho, was a guest at the St. Francis
today. He is enroute to Corvallis to
visit a brother residing near that city.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Blake
who died yesterday near Corvallis,
anil -which was announced to occur
tomorrow, will be held on Thursday
morning at 11 o'clock in Mead.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ray Hicks of
Lebanon, who were married in this
city yesterday by Judge Swan, re
turned home this afternoon.