ltc 1 INDEPENDENCE MONITOR NO. 40 INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1918 A PIONEER HISTORY Story of Organization Company One of the best known pioneer parties coining to Uregou was that emigration of 1S45, whie became lost in the Central Ore gon territory in the Harney, Mai heur and Lake county sections, This party was being piloted through what w as supposed to be a shorter route to the Willamette valley by a man by the name of "Meek" and their route is now known as the "Meek's" cut-oft Mr. S. Tetherow was one of the party and among his record were found the record of some of the events and proceedings of this party of pioneers. The rec ords are as follows: Oregon Society Constitution, & At a meeting of a number of persons wishing to emigrate to Oregon, held at Eluabothtown on the fifth day of April, 184.J the Rev. William Helm hem; called to the chair and the le Lewis Thompson being eleete-I secretary, the following eousti tution was adopted: A committee that had been previously appointed, upotted ;i 'oliows: "WHEREAS, in order to Ik I ter prepare the way for and ac complish our journey to Oregon with greater harmony, it was deemed advisable to adopt cer tain rules and regulations. Itesolved, therefore All. iilflk. Llkli OMUl loimu shall be kniwn by the name and style if the Savannah-Oregon Km igrating Society. Art. Second: Any male over the age of sixteen may become a member of the company by sub scribing to the constitution and paying into the treasury the in itiation fee of one dollar. Art. Third: No minors shall be received into this company without the consent of their le gal guardians. (Note: A nota tion is made before this para graph as fillows: "Rescinded.") Art. Fourth: No person shall be admitted whose obvious in tention is to avoid the payment of his honest debts. Art. Fifth: A majority of the members may expel anyone for good cause. Art. Sixth : The officers if the company shall consist of a pres ident, commandant captain, lieu tenant, secretary, treasurer and executive council of twelve; the commandant being chairman of the council, exoffieio, and such other inferior military officers as the executive council shall de termine. Art. Seventh: The president shall be elected on the adoption of this constitution and shall con tinue in office until the com mandant captain shall have been chosen when hia functions as pre siding officer shall cease. Art. Eighth: The secretary shall be elected on the adoption of this constitution and shall con tinue in office until the comple tion of the objects of this com pany. He shall keep a record of the transactions of the company and perform such other duties as usually appertain to his office. Art. Ninth: The treasurer shall be elected on the adoption of this constitution and he shall collect, safely keep and at the direction of the exe cutive council shall disburse all the monies in the treasury. Art. Tenth: The commandant captain, lieutenant and sui h oth er military officers as the coun cil shall determine, shall be eleet ed when the company shall have assembled at the plaee of renda vouz. preparatory to a final start . . . 1 '1 1... it- nf f HIM IllrJ snail ii'mm in'" until thp completion of iil'CS I their journey and shall perform such duties as usually appertain to; military offices of their respect ive grades. Art. Eleventh: The executive council shall be elected when the i company shall be assembled at j the place of rendevouz. Theyt shall have the general snperin'.eu- tlenee of affairs of the company and shall perform all duties as-j signed them. Art. Twelfth: After the cent- j pany shall have been assembled at t lie place of rendevouz. tl ey shall appoint six persons to in spect the outfit of the company, who being sworn, shall faith fully perform their duties and re port to the executive council who shall determine upon their t re port. Art. Thirteenth: The funds of the company shall be faithfully apropriated for contingent ex penses in furthering the objects of the association. Art. Fourteenth: The neces sary outfit shall consist of 150 pounds of flour or 100 pounds of flour and "5 pounds of meal, 50 pounds of bacon for every person in the company, excepting in fants. (Continued next week) LETTER FROM PMRGOOD Writes of Being Trans ferred to Bremerton, Likes to Get Letters and Paper From People At Home Bremerton, Wash. ,May 9. Independence Monitor Dear Sir : I have: received several copies of your paper and I am glad to get them and en joy reading them very much. I notice that you still address them to the Presidio, Cal., and I have been here at Bremerton, Washington, for more than a month, so if you will change the address 1 will get the paper about a week sooner ami will thank you very kindly it. I am serving in Co. A of the U. S. Guards, 6 Bn., and it is com posed of a fine lot of men, all old soldiers from 35 to 60 years old, and many of them have been in the U. S. service for 25 years. All branches of the service are represented here. Infantry. Cuv nlry. Artillery, Machine gun, Sig nal corps and the Hospital corps. Vi'e went to the Presidio at Cali fornia, and organized, was fitted out with equipment all in good shape, then we were sent here to do guard duty at the Navy yard, and no,w we are guarding'the big lectrie power plant, the water thp pumping plantand the Brem crtoii docks, where all the traffit comes and goes, as there are no railroads in Bremerton. Co. A is camped in tents in the town of Bremerton on 5th street, near the High School. Our luty is a pretty stecdy thing, only one and two nights in, that is, we are on guard duty every other day. Many things happen, but we cannot say any thing about them. Kindly remernler me to Homer -odge. No. 45, of Independence K. of P. Frank Parker Bremerton, Wash., Co. A., U. S. Guards, 6 Bn. Attorney Fletcher was ordered to go to Hoskins the latter part f the week to talk Red Cros inscriptions at a big meeting there. Mrs. Dr. S. D. Taylor of En rprise and Mrs. Olen Whit- j'ker of Monmouth, visited at ! ! e Monitor office the first of tr.e week. The ladies are sitert e.f the better half of the editor of this paper. AT THE END OF RAINBOW ; ti . y. pL.. I ir6B-ACt Hlgll OCllOOl n, , . - . . nay ai isis rnaay Night. "At the End of the Rainbow." a three act play, put on at the Isis theatre Friday evening by the High School students, was a great success and each of the dif ferent actors showed in exeelleut form in the rendition if their sev eral parts. Lavelle llewett as Robert Preston, Dell Alexander as Douglas Drown, Otis Scott as Dick Preston, Charles Calbreath as Stanley Palmer, Uriel- King as Ted Whitney, Glenn Hurright as Jack Austin and Francis Town send as Marion Dayton were each and all at home in every part of the play and showed ex cellent training in the rendition of the play. Norma- Calbreath. Dorothy Paddock, Eula Dickin son, Helen and Babe Dutlcr, Opal llewett. Vera Johnson and Leona Ilanna, with leading parts, did excellent, whilts Ruth (Jirard, Laurine Miller, Faye Johnson, Leona Sloper and Hessie Stillwell of theTheta Phi adtled pleasure and spice to the play. Much of the success of the play should be credited to Hiss Holt, one of the teachers in the Inde pendence High School, who had charge of the play antl was in strumental in making it so suc cessful. The Monitor regrets to state that Miss Holt, who has proven very suceesful as one of I he instructors in the school here, has decided not to be in Indepen dence another year. RIG MEETING THIRDJOND Those Putting il Over Get Acquainted A big meeting of all thoi.) who took part as committeemen in putting over the Third Lib; erty Loan in the eastern part oi Polk county met Friday evening, May 10, at the Beaver bote' whre a program and supper was given. The orchestra furnishel the music and played during the whole of the evening. Special musical numbers were rendered, Miss Gladys Irvine rendering several patriotic soIok, and ih'1 assemblage singing America. The autos from the different districts commenced to arric. about 7:45 and by 8 :.-J0 the dis tricts were all we!! 1 cltrcseljled f.nd all met in the lobby of the hotel where they becams siuaiiit ed. From there they all repaired to the dining room for their sup per. 1 C. W. Irvine acted as chairman of the meeting and Claude W. Barriek delivered the address oi welcome. Short speeches were In order to j Clubbing Offer: Two for Price of One tern, we have decided to club our two papen tor a of one. Two weekly papers for $1 .50 The Monitor A home paper with Regular Pi $1.50 made by E. J. Adams, late of the Highway Commission, D. E, Fletcher, Kobert-Bakor,Il. Hirseh berg, Mayor Moore and B. E. Smith of Independence. Those making addresses from outside points were R. "V. Hogg, F. C: Ewing, J. C. Ferguson, Chas. Hazelton and F. I. Wood, all of whom told of the work and enthusiasm shown in their respective districts. Among those present from the outlying sections were l T. Pet erson and J. Akers of Parker; ( has. Hazelton and S. L. Stew rrt of Bethel; Thad Stevens and Web Lewis of Oak drove; A. K. Chase and Ed Rex of Oak Point; F. C. Ewing ami W .1). (arsline of Brush College; R. W. Hogg, Chas. S. Huge, and F. L Wood of AVest Salem; It. South wick, C. M. McDowell, J. W. Edgar of Popcorn; J. ('. Fer guson, L. Grice, F. A. Koehn of Mountain View. THE RED CROSS Home Service Work of the Red Cross A very active department of the Red Cross is thnt of Home Ser vice which is designed to be generally helpful to the families of enlisted men. The Home Service Depart ment of Willamette Chapter, is finding a constantly widening field and is developing a num ber of trained helpers in reach ing the homes of enlisted men with the Red Cross message of r assurance and mutual assist ,ii ce. It is apparent that in certain localities the people did not know of such a department and dependents of enlisted men had undergone hardships that could have been greatly lessend had it been known that such a depart ment was in operation. The Home Service Depart mem is not in any sense an alms giv ing agency, but is designed to 1 remote helpful association and mutual protection among those whose former helpers have gone to Herve the Nation. It is jnst such an emergency as is neces sary to prevent many who are suddenly placed under now and increased responsibilities from becoming overburdened and de pendent. To reach this department in behalf of soldiers' families who may be in need of such advice or assistance, telephone to fso. .i.w, Salem, Oregon, or address Home Service Department, Willamette Chapter, Red Cross, Salem, Ore gon. Dickson's market is well eu m ped in its new location, ami wit h a first class refrigerating . , -n i. ii room, independence win oe wen supplied with good meats during the summer. Attorney Barriek and G. II. Wood made a trip to Astoria Sunday on business,, returning Tuesday evening. place the Monitor on a welly The Western Youth County News ice A strictly boys' and girls' newspaper Regular Price $1.50 HON. JAMES WITHYCOMBE Galls oo Citizens lo Set Aside May 20-27 Red Cross Week PROCLAMATION State if Oregon, Executive De partnient, Salem, May 15, 1918. , Citizens of Oregon, Greet ings ! WIIKR HAS, Wood row Wilson ', President of the Cnited States, and President of the American Bed Cross, again has called upon the people of the Cnited States to support the in stitution of Red Cross, and W11K1JEAS, he has proclaimed the week of May 20 to May 27 tor the purpose of soliciting gifts; NOW, T11KHEFORE, 1, Jin.es Withycinihe, Governor if goner ous Oregon, call upon all itizens of this state to set aside thii week to the holy purpose of soliciting this humane cause ; and 1 uige all private citizens, if called up upon to serve as vorkers and let no private occupation hc'.d them back. ' When citizens of Oregon are asked for their gifts let them re member they are helping suffer ing humanity. Oregon never fails. Let her lead again! Given under my hand this 15th day of May, 1918. Signed, James Withycombe, Governor of Oregon. BOYS "iisT JREGISTER Those Coming Twenty- One Next Galled Registration of the young men of Oregon and other states who have reached the age of 21 years since last June will be called on en a day soon to be set by pro clamatiori of President "Wilson. This day will be fixed by the President as soon as Congress enacts necessary legislation now I lending. That is expected to be ery soou. In the meantime, the task ol organizing Oregon for this new registration of men for military service has already begun under instructions from the War De partment. These instructions em emphasize the need for perfect ing beforehand a complete work ing organization so that on the i lay set the registration will be 100 per eent strong. On last June 5 all men between the ages of 21 and 30 years, in clusive were called on to register for military service. As the lium- "er oi men e . : ., the 21-year- Id class is estimated to be ap- Cash in Advance sys- limited timeai uiep proximately only one tenth of those registered then, the task this year will not be so great. However, it will be heavy enough to need the most alert eo-operatiiu on the part of every local board, and f state, cuuty nnd city officials, to cary it through. The responsibility for conduct ing the registration will fall on local boards in all districts ex cept those of ;U,tUH) populatiin or more, where the Mayor is respon sible. The local boards have been notified to prepare immediately lists of the registration places for the new registration to have these lists posted, and to take all other necessary preliminary steps. In the city of Portland, which alone comes under the 110,000 classification, Mayor Baker will have the responsibility for these preparations. Regulations will shortly be issued by the War Department providing for the registration of men who are unable by reason of illness to present themselves for registration in person, and for the registration of absentees. As was the ease last June !, the registration is to be completed in a single day. Every young man who has at tained his 21st birthday sincelast June 5, for his own protection, should keep well posted as to the tiny fixed by the President for the registration, for ignorance of the registration elate will not be accepted as an excuse for failing to register. RAISING SORGHUM CANE Polk County Farmers Will Try Sorghum Cane Dallas, Oregon, May 11 The Polk County Fair Association ami the Dallas Commercial Club are oo-oporatnig in an endeavor to in terest farmers of Polk county in the' raising of sugar cane. A lim ited amount of sorghum seed has ben secured and will be distri buted free to any one who will agree to plant it and cultivate the cane. If sufficient acreage can be se cured a community press and cooking vat will be erected. J. O. I lunnietit, a farmer living sout of Independence, has ben raising sor ghum cane for several years and has made enough syrup for family use ami to sell to bis neighbors. SOLDIER BOYS WANT THE HOME PAPERS Soldiers Should Have Their Home Paper Overseas, where American sol diers are facing the enemy, a let ter from home is most welcome. It is the strongest home-tie. It helps keep the morale of the American soldier at the topmost point. Next in point of impor tance is the old home newspaper. Yom this be learns what is hap-)i-iiing among his friends. It is most important that the home newspaper should follow him across the seas. Persons who wish to get this work of cheer to the boys from this community may do so by sub- seribing to this newspaper and laving it addressed to the Amer ean V. M. C A., 12 Hue d'Ag icHseau, Paris, France., The Na iotial War Work Council of the . M. C. A. will see that the paper s forwarded to the soldier at the ,. nt. It will be sent lo a camp where boys from this state are stationed. War work secretaries in Y. M. ''. A. huts overseas state that the hardest thing they have to' com bat is homesickness. The lads are yearning for news of their ' ved ones. The letter is first in importance, the old home news paper fills in the void in the ab s nee of the letter. You can help to maintain the morale of the American troops in France by sending him this paper. Think it over. THE COUNTY VOTERETURNS State and County Elec tion Surprises Many. Practically no interest was evi denced in the election in Polk cuuty and the vote was the light est for years. In the four Independence pre cincts the votes east on all eon tested offices are as follows, the figures being for the first, sec oud , third and fourth precincts; REPUBLICAN TICKET For National CouuniUecman Uaiph E. Williams 24-H-oo-l.". Bruce Deuuis ll-5-1.7-ll For U. S. Senator (short term) Chas. J. Sehuabel 2 G-G-2 A. 11. llurtou il-12-19-8 Fred W. Mulkey 21-21-24-14 for U. S. Senator (long term) K. N. Staufield 10-14-18 6 Chas. h. McNary Ud-J7-3S-22 For Justice Supreme Ciurt Percy It. Kelley 16-27-31-11 John S. Coke ti-2-10 For Commissioner of Labor John 11. llolstou 6-7-13-1 John O. Nickum 4-13-6-J Win. A. Dalziel 4-11-6-1J 0. II. Oram 13-7-16-7 For Service Commissioner Fred A. Williams 11-7-17-2. Frank A. Miller 22-26-27-14 For Supt. Water Division J. 11. Schefer 2-12-16 II. K. Abry 4-0-:-i Percy A. Cupper 16-22-20-0 For County Judge Frank (Jibsoa 15-17-21-15 H. C. Kirlipatriek 23-34-32- M For County Clerk John C. Uglow 7-22-10-7 (Jorge W. Conner 5-8-14-b Floyd 1). Moore 25-l!)-2J-l 4 For Commissioner Thoa. J. Graves 11-20-35-11 C. W. Ucckett " " 20-17-16-14 J. II. Morau was nominated eonstablu and E. E. Paddock, ' 1. II. Ingram and Andy Wilson Kepublieau Central Committee men. DEMOCRATIC TICKET For National Committeeman Joint Morrow 4-15-6-18 Will II. llornibrook 0-12-11-12 Fir-U. S. Senator Oswold West 11-12-18-16 Will It. King 4-6-1-5 For Governor Harvey (1. Starkweather 3-9-14 8 Walter M. Pierce 12-9-5-11 I'nofl'ie.ial returns from all prcciucts in Polk county, except Douglas, Jackson, Pedee, Itoeca, iiiul Monmouth give the returns iti this county as follows: For Senator Staufield 388 Me.Xary 106." For Governor Withycombe 502 Olcott 467 Simpson 242 Aloser 94 llarley 71 Anderson 4i For County Judge Kirkpatriek 850 (libson 578 For Commissioner Craves 800 Beckett 417 For County Clerk Moore 790 irglow 481 Conner 177 Late Republican telegraphic: reports indicate that McNary has been nominated for senator. Withycombe for governor, with Olcott in second place, Percy Kelley leading for supreme judge, Kyan for treasurer, Pat MeAr thur for congressman in the Port land district and Williams for national coram it teeman. The Democratic reports give West the nomination for senator The race is close between Pierce anil Starkweather for povernor. As we go to press we are in formed that it is conceded by the t pponents of McNary and Withy combe that they have been elected.