February 7, 1913

Because he is developing marked symptoms of quick consumption, due to his confinement in the county jail, friends of T.A. LeMaster, who pled guilty to bigamy recently, are to make an attempt at once to secure his release, in order that he may be treated properly for his illness. It is fear that confinement for a few weeks longer may prove fatal.

LeMaster is a large, fleshy man, of the build that succumbs most easily to tuberculosis. Physicians state that only outdoor exercise and sunshine can help him.

While technically guilty of bigamy, LeMaster was never shown to be morally guilty. He left his first wife seven years ago, and she instituted divorce proceedings. LeMaster did not learn until a short time ago, when he married again, that the decree had never been entered. The decree has since been properly entered. It was shown that he was ignorant of the fact that he was still a married man when he married the second time. He is highly regarded by his business associates.

He still has several months to serve in the county jail unless pardoned out.


The Talent city council met recently and elected a new member to fill the vacancy caused by the failure of John Robison to qualify. Talent was the first town in Oregon to elect a woman for recorder, and it kept its lead by choosing Mrs. Minnie Vogeli as councilman. Mrs. Vogeli has been prominent in civic and other activities of Talent and will without doubt make good in the councils of the town fathers and mothers.

The work of constructing a pump house for the municipal waterworks will continue soon. The work will be done by the day, the city furnishing the material. It is reported that J.G. Hart of Ashland has been secured to take charge of the work. It is expected that work will begin on the mains in a few days.

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