On Monday the County Court, assisted by County Clerk Russell, drew the list of names of citizens of the different parts of the county who will serve the state as petit and grand jurors during the year 1918. The list is drawn by precincts, and the number of men from each precinct ranges from two to eight according to the population thereof. From this list the names of the jurors will be drawn for each of the four terms of court as they are required. The names from precincts in and adjacent to Lebanon are as follows:
Berlin - Lyman Fitzwater, G. H. Powell, Stephen Powell, Orville Swink, E. L. Gilbert
Cascadia - G. M. Geisendorfer, C. A. McKinnon
Crowfoot - Chris Clem, G. C. Griffin, Z. I. Brown, S. L. Goan, Peter Lewis
Foster - Ralph Blanchard, W. A. Clark, Dayton Harris, J. P. Harrang, Geo. A. Scanland, Hiram Pickens
Lacomb - Lee J. Gaines, W. T. Larwood
Lebanon - A. I. Crandall, T. C. Turner, E. L. Clark, S. H. Elliott, Philip Ritter
North Lebanon - William W. Fronk, C. R. Loveall, J. A. Moist, D. Cormier
South Lebanon - Lee Bilyeu, F. W. Seeck, J. L. Underwood, Albert F. Wilson, Seymour Washburn, J. N. Connet, G. L. Alexander
Providence - M. C. Gains, G. B. Leever, J. A. Craft, J. F. Bartu, R. W. Montgomery, J. F. Rockwell, John Middlestadt
Rock Creek - J. H. Heseman, C. Badger, D. B. Myers, Robert Bowes, C. B. Gains
Sodaville - Albert Patterson, H. D. Klum, A. H. Parrish, C. B. Harrington
Strawberry - Hugh Bowen, A. A. Gatchell
Sweet Home - J. A. Brown, R. S. Gedney, M. J. Nye, H. C. Roloff, J. W. Harris, S. V. Barr
Tallman - J. E. Foster, Joel S. Faulkner, W. R. Cate, B. F. Sanders, Orville Crawford, L. Truelove, John Weisner
Tennessee - J. M. Coffelt, Earl Carleton, H. E. Glaser, R. C. Burkhart, D. A. McCormick, E. E. Keebler, E. C. Roberts, L. B. Propst
Waterloo - Charles G. Bruce, W. E. Chandler, H. C. Rose
Through a trade completed Wednesday, J. H. Higgins is the owner of the Ralph Howard residence on Grove street, and Mr. Howard has in exchange become the owner of a farm formerly the property of Mr. Higgins near Crawfordsville.
Dr. J. C. Booth received his commission as captain in the national Army Sunday morning with an assignment to the Medical Corps. His instructions are to remain in Lebanon until ordered to report for duty, which will probably be on the calling out of the next draft.
S. J. Cowitz has installed a new gasoline pump in front of his garage on the corner of Second and Sherman streets.
George W. Wuestefeld. Deceased was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Wuestefeld, and was born in the city of Corvallis May 28, 1891, where the earlier part of his life was spent. In April 1908 he came to Lebanon with his parents and has resided here with them ever since.
George, as he was familiarly known to all of his friends, was a young man of exemplar habits and of a cheerful disposition, the friend of everyone and universally respected and trusted by all who knew him. His short life was a model one and when sickness came upon him he faced his lot with a smile and went to his death giving words of cheer to those about him. He was a victim of tuberculosis and died Thursday, February 7, at the age of 24 years, 8 months, and 9 days.
Those remaining to mourn his loss are father a mother, two sisters, Miss Minnie and Mrs. Lillian Wuestefeld, who with her husband, Henry Wuestefeld, now live in Corvallis, all the others being residents of this city.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon. Elder Geo. W. Simons preaching a very appropriate sermon full of sympathy and good will to the sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters, together with the hundreds of friends who filled the church to overflow as an evidence of the good will, esteem and love they bore for one whose whole life has been full of kindly thoughts and consideration for others.
He was laid at rest in the Masonic cemetery beneath a wealth of floral offerings from his friends and associates who thus mutely testified to their sorrow in the loss of so good a friend.
The largest Sheriff's sale ever conducted in Linn County took place Saturday when 792 acres of land, situated about five miles NE of Lebanon, was sold for $40,362.74. Purchased by the Santiam Fruit Colony, it was formerly owned by Chas. Cawrse, Sr., who sold it to the J. B. Dickover Company.
The county court has just completed the following list of selections of citizens to be judges and clerks of the two elections that are to be held in Linn county this year. Election precincts in that part of the county adjacent to Lebanon are included in the following list:
Berlin - Judges: E. L. Gilbers, Ora Todd. Clerks: Elmer Burrell, Maud E. Swink, Mary E. Miles.
Cascadia - Judges: John F. Short, W. W. Dundon. Clerks: Martha Mann, Wm. A. McKinnon, Catherine J. Geisendorfer.
Crowfoot - Judges: S. L. Goan, W. R. Alvin. Clerks: B. F. Simons, Frank Steen, Clara Cheadle.
Foster - Judges: Albert Riggs, Nancy Gedney. Clerks: Fred L. Simons, T. S. Mealey, Ollie J. Harris.
Lacomb, 1st Board - Judges: W. W. Sandners, C. P. Hassler. Clerks: H. H. Hern, C. E. Soule, H. S. Nolan.
Lacomb, 2nd Board - Judges: J. C. Hardin, Lee J. Gains. Clerks: Albert L. Downing, Minnie D. Barnes, L. K. Geil.
Lebanon, 1st Board - Judges: J. R. Green, George H. Randle. Clerks: Ruth A. Fry, Bertha Cotton, E. L. Clark.
Lebanon, 2nd Board - Judges: R. L. Gilson, J. R. Green. Clerks: Ralph Reeves, E. L. Clark, Geo. H. Randle.
North Lebanon, 1st Board - Judges: J. M. Burtenshaw, Eva H. Millsap. Clerks: Mrs. Ida F. Benner, Alice To. Booth, James L. Carrico.
North Lebanon, 2nd Board - Judges: Dennis Cormier, Era Murphy. Clerks: Addie B. Davidson, Mrs. Alice DePew, Julia Severns.
South Lebanon, 1st Board - Judges: C. H. Ralston, Mary E. Wilson. Clerks: Elva Butler, W. T. Nicholls, Helen V. Crawford.
South Lebanon, 2nd Board - Judges: M. L. Soutoard, Etta M. Underwood. Clerks: Sigurd H. Landstrom, Seymour Washburn, Gwen McDaniel.
Providence - Judges: Geo. Leever, Evelyn C. Jones. Clerks: G. P. Stiers, Maud M. Montgomery, Fred Middlestadt.
Rock Creek - Judges: T. L. Lawson, C. H. Gregory. Clerks: Maude J. Davis, Mrs. Gerald Heath, Mrs. C. B. Gaines.
Sodaville - Judges: H. D. Klum, May Sims. Clerks: A. H. Parrish, J. M. Stewart, Clara Lightle.
Strawberry - Judges: Ethel Shaffer, Fred Spires. Clerks: W. A. Hunt, Myrtle Stearns, Delilah Hall.
Sweet Home, 1st Board - Judges: O. H. Russell, R. Mae Putman. Clerks: Willard
Bowser, Edith Stone, Lester Morehead.
Tallman - Judges: M. P. Briggs, Orville Crawford. Clerks: Rose M. Snodgrass, L. H. Truelove, Emma Cooper.
Tennessee - Judges: B. C. Carleton, J. F. Barr. Clerks: R. C. Burkhart, C. R. McCormick, Maggie Baker.
Waterloo - Judges: James Harbin, W. E. Chandler. Clerks: Homer McTimmonds, Maud Miller, Minnie Banta.
Mrs. Anna B. Reed returned Monday from Portland where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Denny, for some time past.
Mrs. John Neeley, of Albany, has been the guest of her parents for the past few days. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Rita Bilyeu, who was her guest in Albany last week.
Robert Hughes, who is being cared for in the Old People's Home at Albany, came over for a week's visit at home here. He is in a helpless condition owing to an injured knee as the result of a fall recently.
C. J. Cowitz had the misfortune Saturday to break his right wrist while in the act of cranking a Ford car. The injury is a painful one but with good care will not be serious. He is about his work at the garage much the same as if he had two good arms.
In a recent dispatch from Glen Wallace to his father, S. O. Wallace, is the information of his latest appointment, which is that of First Sergeant of Company A., U. S. Infantry, the highest noncommissioned office in that division of the military service.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hughes, of Santa Cruz, California, are expected to arrive here the first of next week to make their home. They are the parents of Mrs. Frances Millsap and were former residents of this city, he having owned and operated the electric light and water system here.
Through an extension of time granted by the registration board the last day on which German and Austrian subjects could register under the alien enemy act was Wednesday. Only four appeared before Postmaster Kirkpatrick up to that time and filed their papers.
W. I. Kadderly, of the O.A.C. extension department spent Monday and Tuesday in the vicinity of Lebanon working in the interest of the County Agricultural Council in their effort to obtain a county agent in Linn county.
Glenn Harden, son of W. E. Harden of Lebanon, who enlisted early last spring in the hospital corps of the United States army, is here for a month's visit with his relatives and friends. He served in the medical department of the hospital corps for four months and was honorably discharged for slight disability on April 5, 1917, the day before war was declared. He has since been trying to re-enlist but has not succeeded in doing so up to this time.
Mrs. Allie Burbank of Fall City, will arrive here Monday for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. F. A. McKinney of this city. Mrs. Burbank was formerly a resident of Lebanon and is a pioneer of the 40's, having lived here before any of the Linn county towns were incorporated. She was born in Missouri and came to this county when five years of age. She is the youngest child of a large family and is at present making her home with Mrs. Walter Black, a daughter of Fall City.
Three members of a Lebanon family who celebrated their birthday anniversaries the same day and that on the birthday of one of our martyred presidents Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1918, are Mrs. C. H. Ralston, Miss Frances Griggs, her sister, and Carl Landstrom, a grandson of Mrs. Ralston. Miss Griggs and Mrs. Ralston are native daughters of Linn county, having been born near Griggs station four miles east of Lebanon, to Mr. and Mrs. Aley B. Griggs, a pioneer couple of 1851. Mr. Griggs bought the donation land claim that had been taken up a few years before by Jason Wheeler and on which were the hued log timbers ready for the construction of the house that served the Griggs family at the time their daughters, Mrs. Ralston and Miss Griggs were born.
Miss Esther Booth spent the week-end with Salem relatives.
Elnathan Lowe has been confined to his home this week with an attack of measles from which he is recovering nicely.
Miss Margaret Cotton is substituting as teacher in the north school in place of Miss Susie Fry who is still unable to resume her work.
Mrs. Stanford, of Albany, was the guest of her daughter Miss Marian Stanford of the high school faculty, from Friday until Monday.
Miss Laura Heist came here from Salem Friday to attend the high school "sing." She remained until Tuesday the guest of Miss Lottie Penn.
Miss Carol Close, a former high school student now attending school in Salem, came over for the "sing" Friday night, returning Monday.
Mrs. D. C. Madigan and Miss Katherine Madigan, of Portland, mother and sister of Mrs. R. Bruce Miller, were week-end guests at the Miller house.
C. M. Kendall, of Albany, candidate for the republican nomination for sheriff, was in the city Saturday shaking hands with the voters and setting his fences in proper position for the primary election.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Marks, of Albany, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. Cormier.
Addison P. Blackburn. Who died at his home Sunday morning at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 28 days, was one of the old and prosperous citizens of this community, coming here in 1877. He was born in Missouri May 12, 1844, and was united in marriage in July, 1864 to Miss Arabelle Woodworth, of Illinois, who survives him and who has been confined to her bed from illness the past week.
This couple had been companions for nearly fifty-four years and were the parents of eleven children, of whom seven are living. They are Mrs. E. C. Nichols, Mrs. C. H. Murphy, John and H. E. Blackburn of Lebanon, Mrs. L. H. Fletcher of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Edith Patterson of Mound City, Kansas, and Walter Blackburn, of Ukiah, Oregon.
Mr. Blackburn was a confederate war veteran, having served under General price with the Western army during the latter years of the war.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church of this city and a member also of the I.O.O.F. lodge, under the auspices of which order the funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the family residence with Rev. W. S. McCullagh, of Portland, officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Dodge cemetery near his former farm home south of Lebanon.
The sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended to the bereaved family.
Showing at the Kuhn Theatre: Saturday - Beautiful Anita Stewart in "The Message of the Mouse," a Keystone Comedy "Nick of Time Baby," Sunday - Episode 5 of "The Fighting Trail," Monday-Tuesday - "The Daughter of Uncle Sam," and Edna Goodrich in "Reputation," Wednesday-Thursday - Maxine Elliott, the great American beauty in "Fighting Odds."
Joseph R. Klum asks for Republican Nomination as Candidate for Sheriff.
Among those from out of the city who attended the funeral of George Wuestfeld Saturday were Messrs. August, Carl and Herbert Hodes and Mrs. George Kerr, of Corvallis; Wm. Hodes of Eugene, Mrs. Margaret Hodes of West Linn, and Mrs. T. Germansen, F. Kitchen and daughter, and Miss Irene Tapper, of Albany.
F. M. Brown, deputy State Fish Commissioner, passed through Lebanon Monday morning on his way back to Portland accompanied by his half brother, W. M. Bailey, of The Dalles. Their mother, Mrs. H. S. Bailey, died at The Dalles Thursday, of last week and her body was taken to the old home at Brownsville for burial.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Haek and children arrived Sunday from Aberdeen, called here by the death of Mrs. Haek's brother, Joel Chamberlain.
Mrs. Ira Phelps left for Marshfield Sunday morning to join her husband who preceded her a week ago. They will make their future home in that city.
There was a basket social at the Berlin school house Thursday evening for the benefit of the Red Cross fund. H. E. Sturm is the teacher at Berlin. He was absent the first of the week on account of illness.
Among the names of those who survived the disaster of the Tuscania is that of Cyrus Kimmell, the only Lebanon boy on board the vessel. No particulars have come through only the bare announcement that he was among the men who were safe.
Mrs. J. W. Harper, of Portland, whose only son is on the battleship South Dakota, read the account of Joel Chamberlain's death in the Portland papers and made a special trip to Lebanon Sunday to see Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain and sympathize with them in their sorrow. Her visit and the beautiful flowers which she brought were a source of much comfort to the stricken family.
Some months ago while working in the Portland ship yards Ralph Bellinger hurt his right hand. At the time it was thought to be only a sprain but as it became stiff and gave him considerable trouble he went to Portland Friday to consult a specialist. It developed that some of the bones had been broken and a tedious and painful operation was necessary. Some ligaments and tissue were taken from the right limb to replace those that were torn in the hand. He came home Sunday.
In a campaign speech for the sale of thrift stamps at the high school building Tuesday, Senator Garland placed before the pupils of the Lebanon schools the necessity of thrift in meeting the war obligations of the nation. The thrift stamp is one of the smaller means of money raising and it is done to bring home to every child the need of the hour and to teach them the necessity of saving.
Roy Snodgrass was a business visitor at Portland Tuesday.
Miss Genevieve Phillips is seriously ill at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Blackburn.
Joe Benner came home from his school work at Salem Thursday, remaining until Sunday evening.
Prof. A. M. Mattoon, of Albany College, filled the pulpit of the Presbyterian church Sunday at both the morning and evening services.
John H. Wallace. Aged 30 years, 10 months and 28 days whose death occurred at Paisley, Lake county, Oregon, February 4, 1918, as the result of a serious accident a few days previous, was born on a farm two and one-half miles north of Lebanon on April 6, 1887 and was the fourth son of S. O. Wallace of this city.
He spent his entire life in and near Lebanon until seven years ago he moved to Oregon City where he lived before going to Paisley one year ago. He is a carpenter by trade and has followed that business continuously and was under contract at the time of his death.
Besides his father he is survived by a step mother, Mrs. S. O. Wallace, six brothers, William E. of Cananea, Mexico; E. B. of Albany; Robert L. and Ray L., of Lebanon; Thurman A. of Marshfield; and Glen P., now in France, and six sisters, Mrs. F. E. Tivey of Eugene; Mrs. George Elkins, of Mammoth, California; Mrs. Olliver Blain, Chewelah, Washington; Mrs. Ed Files, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. Vick Wallace, Columbus, Ohio; and Mrs. D. E. Chatten, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Paisley and internment followed at that place. Sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family for the sudden death of one son and the anxiety that is felt for another who is serving his country so far from home.
A war garment that is attracting considerable attention at the Red Cross rooms is an aviator's vest made from pieces of old kid gloves and shoes. Save your old kid shoes and gloves for this purpose. Fairview auxiliary of the Waterloo precinct, sent in recently three dozen hospital bed shirts and a number of knitted garments. A benefit at the Kuhn theatre has been arranged for February 27 and 28 with special pictures and programs.
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.
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