Volume XXI Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, Friday, February 1,
|Tribute to C. W. Fulton
In the death of C. W. Fulton, Oregon has lost one of its greatest men
and Lebanon and vicinity feel it a distinct and peculiar loss. More than
40 years ago, in fact 43 years ago this coming May, he was a country
school teacher a few miles from Lebanon, when this city was only a
county postoffice, with one store and a blacksmith shop, on a stage line
running from Albany to Sweet Home. The stage arrived every other day if
the roads were in condition for it to get through. Lebanon has never
forgotten the tall affable and what the pioneers called brilliant young
The writer, when a boy lived in Clatsop County, when the courier of
Mr. Fulton was making in the '80s, and knew him well, and I never knew a
man whom I held in higher esteem. He may have made some political
blunders, but they were of judgment and not of the heart. No man in
Oregon was more patriotic or loved his state and country better and no
man would do more for the country or an individual than he. He was
faithful and sacrificing to his friends and forgiving to those who did
not agree with him.
I've felt that when he was retired from the United States Senate that
Oregon and the country had suffered an irreparable loss, and in his
death the state has lost one of its ablest and foremost citizens.
By N. M. Newport
Charles W. Fulton died at his home here Sunday, aged 64. Born in
Lima, Ohio August 24, 1853, Mr. Fulton received his early education in
Ohio and Nebraska and at the age of 22 landed in Portland unknown and
with little money. He settled in Astoria where he resided 25 years
before coming to Portland.
Dr. C. C. Wright, formerly a veterinary surgeon of this city but for
the last two years on the city meat inspecting force of the city of
Portland, had been ordered to report at Chicago for army purposes. Mr.
Wright was commissioned a lieutenant several months ago. He will be
assigned to the meat and milk inspection of the army posts near that
There was little if any surprise Saturday when the announcement of
Joseph R. Frum was made public that he would be a candidate for the
republican nomination for sheriff before the primaries in May.
Dateline Washington, D. C.: President Wilson gives out food rationing
regulations for the nation. U. S. goes on wheat rationing in order to
export wheat to our allies.
State News: Twin brothers, who look so much alike that the members of
the board could not tell them apart, appeared before the Albany
exemption board of Linn County in the physical examination of draft
registrants Wednesday. The twins are Wilfred Cochran and Willard Cochran
Draft Examinations Made - Linn County men examined and found fit for
service include William H. Kowitz, Crabtree; Edward A. Kackley, Lebanon;
Frank Bishop, Lebanon; Ralph Raines, Lacomb; Oren J. Newland, Lebanon;
Edward Bodwell, Lebanon; Carl A. Wuestfeld, Lebanon; Carroll Whinnery,
Waterloo; O. Windham, Foster; Donold Richards, Lebanon; Lee Gentry,
Lebanon; John F. M. Celland, Lebanon; Curtif Ames, Lebanon; Arthur
Oleson, Cascadia; Jasper J. Russell, Foster; Ralph Reeves, Lebanon;
Frank Caldek, Lebanon; Riley Rucker, Lacomb.
Only Two Lebanon Boys Listed Delinquent: Of the twenty-eight men of
the draft list of Linn County who are reported delinquent by the draft
board, but two are from Lebanon or vicinity. The two reported delinquent
are Albert Wold and Elmer Sanford. The greatest number of delinquents
are reported from Albany and Mill City.
Robert Hughes, who has been in poor health for several months, was
taken to the county hospital Wednesday for treatment.
Word coming from those sick with the typhoid fever yesterday was most
encouraging for all. Ruth Kackley is perhaps in the most critical
condition, but a change for the better in her condition last evening
gives hope for recovery. All others have safely past the critical point
and are now showing convalescing.
Word was received here last Thursday of the death of P. S. Bach of
Salem, a brother of S. P. Bach of this city and father of Lawrence Bach
now at Newport News, Va in the national service.
H. O. Canfield, of Portland, came up from Portland, his home, Monday,
and went out to Lacomb for an extended visit with his sister, Mrs. G. W.
Soule. Mr. Canfield is well-known here as he was a resident of Lebanon
for seven years and was engaged in real estate and transfer business
while here. He is now seventy years of age and is a veteran of the civil
war, having served during the last year, in Company E. First Minnesota
Heavy Artillery. Mrs. Canfield is now in Terre Haute, Indiana, on a
visit to her daughter, who was Miss Blanche Canfield, a well known Linn
County school teacher.
Mrs. Hattie Harrison visited Portland relatives for the week end.
Albert Crandall was a business visitor in Portland from Friday until
Dr. Mary Rowland, of Salem, was a guest of Lebanon friends and
A license to wed was issued by the county clerk at Albany Monday to
Jasper I. Russell and Miss Hazel Yost, of Foster.
Mrs. Henry Wuestfeld was over from her home at Corvallis the first of
the week visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wuestfeld.
|Mrs. Joe Mayer went to Enterprise Saturday
where she will remain until April with her daughter, Mrs. Maysel Bilyeu.
Harry Witman was in the city a few days the first of the week
visiting with his parents. He is now employed in one of the large
butcher shops of Portland as a meat cutter.
John Wetzel is spending the week in Lebanon with his mother coming
from his home at Joseph in eastern Oregon Monday. He is here looking
after business affairs.
F. A. Doolittle and family returned to Lebanon Saturday from
Portland, where they have been for several weeks past. Mr. Doolittle was
employed in a wholesale business establishment in that city but has
given up the work for the time being.
Dr. L. W. Horn, a veterinary surgeon, has decided to locate in
Lebanon and will have his office at the Sears-Kerr Drug store. Dr. Horn
is a graduate of the Chicago Veterinary College and comes to Lebanon
well recommended in the practice of his chosen profession.
The friends here of Clifford Miller, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Miller of Salem, will be glad to know that he successfully passed the
radio examination and is now a student at Harvard University preparing
for service as a wireless telegraph operator in the United States Navy.
Miss Mignon Swanson, whose home is near Waterloo, and who left a
school she was teaching near Halsey mysteriously about two weeks ago,
has been located in Portland, where she is at work as a waitress in a
hotel. She says that she left the school because of scandalous stories
told about her.
At the Kuhn Theatre:
Charlie Chaplin in "The Pawnshop"
|E. W. Kidby was an over Sunday visitor with
his family. He is yet undecided about whether he will remain at the
Oregon City mill or return to Lebanon.
The basket ball game at the High school gymnasium last Friday evening
between Lebanon and Scio resulted in a score of 35 to 15 in favor of
Scio. On account of lack of room in the old gymnasium the school has
rented a part of the old Ford garage which is being put in good
condition and will be used for all such games.
Cleve Robinson has rented his barber shop to George Peterson who took
possession Monday morning and will hereafter be in full charge of the
shop. He has secured the services of C. O. Norton, formerly of
Corvallis, to assist him in the shop. Mr. Robinson went to Independence
Tuesday for a short visit with his mother and expects to return to
Lebanon today and will leave tonight for San Diego, California, where he
will remain for several months at least.
Mrs. Charles Sterling and George Evans, of Brownsville, brother and
sister of Mrs. Dora Warner, were visiting at the Warner home Tuesday.
Louis Gerber, a young man of Silverton, who is a frequent visitor of
friends here, a few days ago volunteered his services in the United
States Navy and is now at Puget Sound in training.
Miss Henrietta Bixton, who was in the service of the Mutual Telephone
Company here for several months, and who moved to Oregon City last fall,
is now attending business college in Portland.
Five hundred and fourteen Linn county draft registrants have been
placed in Class I. Class II had 83; Clas III had 56, Class IV had 486;
Class V had 171.
|Miss Etta Custer, who took the eighth grade
examination at Mount Hope succeeded, and will enter the Lebanon high
school next Monday morning. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Custer of District 34. Miss Allie Fitzgerald is the teacher of Mount
Dr. J. C. Booth was brought home from Portland Saturday feeling much
better and is now slowly recovering from what might have been a serious
sickness if it had not been taken in time. He has been down town a time
or two during the week but is still in too weak a state to get around
Mrs. Alvira Harris, who makes her home with Mrs. Henry Kneper in this
city, celebrated her 89th birthday on January 28th. She came to Oregon
in 1881 and settled on a farm where the Santiam store now stands, making
her permanent home there, until the last few years she has been living
with her two children. Her husband, David Harris, died in November 1896.
Her children are Chester D. of Portland; Sam, of Santiam; Dayton L. of
Foster; and Mrs. Henry Kneper of Lebanon. Two grand children who also
live here are Mrs. George Randle and Mrs. Oscar Ingram.
J. M. Poe who recently underwent an operation for the amputation of
one of his feet, has received an appointment as mail carrier on the Star
route between Waterloo and Berlin. His work will begin the first of
July. He will resume his duties as teacher in school district 125 in
about two weeks. Mrs. S. O. Wallace has been substituting as instructor
in the school for the past few weeks. Oliver Powell has been carried on
this mail route for three years, but the bids were received and opened,
Mr. Poe's was the lowest and he contracted for carrying the mail for the
See our Window Display at the Reeves-Clark Dept. Store
|Mrs. W. H. McPherson of Berlin is numbered
among the sick in that neighborhood.
Harry Wellman, a student of the O. A. C., spent the week end with
friends in this city.
C. H. Witman and daughter, Mrs. Wills, spent Sunday at Silverton
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Bert J. Smith.
Gradin Ingram, who has employment at a saw mill in Blodget, Benton
County, was an over Sunday visitor at his home here.
Mrs. Dane Bilyeu, of Scio, and her two children are here for a week's
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCoy.
Mrs. R. E. Grobe who lives across the river near the railroad track
took seriously ill last Friday but is reported to be improving at this
Mrs. Vena Kearn taught the first of the week in Mrs. Harrison's room
at the North school while the latter was in Portland consulting an eye
Mrs. Fred Kercher and little daughter have gone to Los Angeles where
they will spend the balance of the winter months with Mrs. Kercher's
father who is now living in that city.
Mrs. Wills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Witman, who has been
visiting with her parents here for the past two months, will leave
tonight for her home at Madiera, California. While here she underwent a
serious operation which resulted in a great improvement to her health.
On Tuesday the Modern Woodman lodge paid over to Mrs. Harry Everett
$3,000 the amount of the insurance carried in that order by her husband.
The draft came direct from the headquarters of the order at Rock Island,
Illinois, and was mailed within thirty days after the proof of the death
|Mrs. C. H. Witman went to Silverton Tuesday
and while there purchased the entire equipment of the Silverton hospital
and will move it to Lebanon combining it with the present equipment of
Lebanon hospital, making this one of the best and modernly equipped
hospitals in the smaller cities of the valley.
Earl Ayers, a well-known young man of this community is now in
Portland and is employed by the Northwestern Shipbuilding Company, which
builds four large vessels at one time and employs about 4000 men. The
employees are required to wear a polished steel badge with the following
inscription engraved upon it: "War Service, Northwestern Shipbuilding
Notice of Final Settlement in the estate of Joseph Harrison. Abraham
"Jonteel" Quality Toilet Preparations at the Blackburn and Underwood
About 100 fathers of Yamhill county boys in the service of their
country met at the court house in McMinnville Saturday and formed the
"Fathers of Soldiers and Sailors of Yamhill County."
|Ray Kreitz was taken to Oregon City Monday
on a warrant charging on Ray Crites with the crime of forgery in
endorsing a pay check from the Hawley Paper Company. Mr. Kreitz was
given a preliminary hearing as soon as he arrived there and within an
hour after he arrived in the city was released and returned home on the
next train. The alleged forgery was committed over a year ago by some
man who signed his name Ray Crites. Ray Kreitz was absent from Lebanon
at that time but he says he was not in Oregon City nor had he ever been
an employe of the Hawley Paper Company. It looks like a case of mistaken
My name is Albert Raymond Kreitz, not Ray Crites as some have been
lead to believe, and also I never was employed by the Hawley Paper Co.
of Oregon City or in any way connected with it one minute of my life.
Albert R. Kreitz.
John Paul William Schwinger, a German enemy alien, was arrested
Friday at Astoria, by Federal officers, and is being held in the county
|New Officers at Crowfoot Grange: At a
recent meeting of Crowfoot Grange, the following officers were installed
for the ensuing year, by A. Crossan of Sandridge Grange, assisted by
Master - A. H. Brown
Overseer - S. L. Goan
Lecturer - Ernest Haskin
Steward - G. D. Harris
Assistant Steward - Homer McTimmonds
Chaplain - Mrs. Dora Harris
Treasurer - J. T. Coyle
Secretary - Jerry Coyle
Gatekeeper - George Sturtevant
Ceres - Mrs. Lydia Haskin
Pomona - Mrs. Mary Sturtevant
Flora - Mrs. Elsie McTimmonds
Lady Assistant Steward - Mrs. Jean Brown.
The dwelling occupied by Dr. L. L. Hoy, of Tillamook, together with
its contents, was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. The contents
were insured in the sum of $3000.
|Advertising this issue:
Dr. L. W. Horn, Veterinary Surgeon, Lebanon
Dr. Roland B. Miller, Dentist, Lebanon
W. G. Amos, Dentist, Lebanon
Dr. J. G. Turner, Eye Specialist, Portland
Dr. W. H. Barendrick, Physician and Surgeon, Lebanon
Dr. Charles A. Sears, Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon, Lebanon
N. C. Lowe, Undertaker and Embalmer, Lebanon
N. M. Newport, Attorney at Law, Lebanon
G. A. Epperly, Undertaker and Embalmer, B. M. Gulbrandson, Ass't,
Frank Gleason, Auctioneer, Lebanon
Kreig & Higgins, Pratt's Poultry and Stock Remedies, Lebanon
Sears-Kerr Drug Company, Lebanon
Lebanon Supply Company, Lebanon
Kuhn Theatre, Lebanon
Lebanon National Bank, Lebanon
Blackburn and Underwood, The Rexall Store, Lebanon
N. M. Ungar Company, Raw Furs, Portland
H. Liebes & Company, Furs, Portland
Fred Dundee, Welding, Portland
Northwest Auto Company, F. W. Vogler, Pres., Portland
The Criterion was started by W.H. Brown in 1898. In 1911 it
was sold to William Tell Fogel and in 1912 the name was changed to the Linn
County Advocate. In November Brown foreclosed and it became the Criterion again.
The Lebanon Tribune was established with T.L. Dugger as manager in 1912. In 1924
the Express and Criterion were sold to one owner. Source: "City of Lebanon,
Historic Context Statement," by Mary Kathryn Gallagher, Linn County Planning
Department, pg. 110.
Many thanks to the
Lebanon Express for permission to place this on the internet.
© 1999 Jan Phillips