Image provided by: Monmouth Public Library; Monmouth, OR
About The Monmouth herald. (Monmouth, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1908)
Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, September 18, 1908.
OREGON STATE NORMAL NEWS
First Semester Opens Very
KANY NEW STUDENTS HAVE REGISTERED
New Faculty Meets and Gets
Busy Everything Runs
The familiar sound of the Nor
mal bell was heard Monday mor
ning calling the students to the
opening of the first semester of
the 1908-9 school year. At nine
o'clock President Ressler began
the first student assembly by an
nouncing the national anthem as
the opening song. Mr. Buckham
then read the scriptures and con
ducted the usual devotions; al
joining in the Lords Prayer.
Greetings were extended to old
students returned and to new
ones just entered, and instruct
ions given for registration. Col
lege songs enlivened the program
and served the purpose of a bond
to draw the students into sympa
thy with one another "and " with
Up to the date of going to
press, 78 students have regis
tered, of whom 41 are in Mon
mouth for the first time. By the
end of next week, this number
should be increased to 100 and
by the end of the month the reg
istration will be about 125. The
enrollment is encouraging to the
friends of the institution and is
up to the high standard hereto
fore maintained. Of the 41 new
students, six have completed a
four year's high school course;
four others completed a three
year's course; nine, the tenth
grade; sixteen, the ninth grade;
six, the eighth grade.
r On Tuesday all classes were
met at the scheduled hour for rec
itation; and on Wednesday every
th ng had the appearance of a
machine. Wednesday evening,
the old students gave an informal
reception to the new students
from eight to ten, in the assem
bly hall. A pleasant social even
ing was enjoyed and all became
acquainted. Punch was served
and college songs sung.
The absence of some familiar
faces in the faculty is a matter
of regret to the old students and
many kind words for their for
mer instructors are heard on all
sides. The new instructors are
being cordially received and are
fast winning their way into the
confidence and regard of all.
At the first faculty meeting,
committee assignments were an
nounced and preparations begun
for an aggressive year's work.
An early start will be made in
the selection of 0. S. N. S. cham
pions to represent the school in
oratorical and debating contests
and athletics will also receive their
share of attention.
JohnC. White Dead.
Monday evening about six
o'clock John C. White died at his
home near Oak Grove, of general
decline. Mr. White had -been
ailing for some time, but took a
critical turn a few days ago. His
brother, W. W. White, was sum
moned from Wallowa county but
got here too late to see him alive.
He has been a prominent citizen
of Polk county since coming here
across the plains in 1865. The
remains were followed to their
last resting place by a large con
course of citizens. Mr. White
was a prominent Granger. He
leaves a wife, two sisters and
three brothers. Interment in the
Zena Cemetery, Wednesday.
Miss Agnes Kile, of Monroe,
visited relatives here the last of
Otis Wait sent a sample bale
of hops to the State Fair Satur
day. Jack Carmichael of Salem was
here Saturday in the interest of
his hop yard.
Graves Crowley, of Monmouth,
is running a groceries and pro
vision store at James Yokum's
hop yard, for Peter Cook. "
Glenn Orr made a business trip
to the capital city one day last
Mr.xPenton and Oliver Wait
transacted business in Salem,
Arch Miller, lately from Mich
igan, is hauling hops for Arch
Arch Myers is paying his pick
ers 50 cts. a box for picking his
60 acre crop of hops.
VA. Fishback of Monmouth
Heights visited his parents here
McCormick Bros, expect to fin
ish picking their hops this week.
George McDowell fell from the
platform of F. A. Link's hop
house last Thursday and broke
three ribs also injuring his back
in such a way as to paralize his
The carpenters have finished
H. S. Portwoods residence.
J. M. Staats has commenced
Airlie's new school house. He
has Jack Glazier and W. N. Wood
A. N. Newbill is having lumber
hauled to his farm to build a
house this fall.
W. B. Marble has moved into
town and will erect a residence
and blacksmith shop. He will be
ready to sharpen the farmers
plows by plowing time.
A Narrow Escape.
J. W. Howell and family and
L. H. White went to the fair
Wednesday and had a very ex
citing time. Between Salem and
the Fairgrounds a long train of
electric cars was encountered and
at thcsame time an auto and a
lot of teams. Mr. Howell's team
became frightened and started
to run, striking a telephone pole
and throwing his daughter out of
the rig. The team broke away
then and the only serious results
were a sprained wrist for Mr.
Howell and a badly skinned nose
for Mr. White. It was a narrow
escape from a bad accident
AN EARLY OAY REMINISCENCE.
Story of Two of PolkCounty's
TOLD BY GEORGE H. HIMES, SECT O.P.A.
Meeting In Portland For First
Time In Fifty Years A
Editor Herald: In connection
with my duties as Secretary of
the Oregon Pioneer Association,
I have numerous interesting ex
periences. I will relate one that
happened at the annual reunion
of the Association on June 12,
Incidently, at different times,
I had become acquainted w'th
two Polk county pioneers, one
who came in 1845, and the other
in 1853, and had learned their in
dividual history. Seeing t' em
both at the meeting above alluded
to, and learning that they had
not met for half a century or
more, I determined to get them
together and see what would hap
pen. I found the 1853 man and
stationed him at a cert in point
and then sought the 1845er, and,
without apprising either pioneer
of my intentions, escorted the
latter to the presence of the for
mer. Then I said: "Ike, this is
Sam!" and stopped. "Ike" wore
a badge of 1853, and "Sam" 1845.
"Ike" was the first one to speak,
and he said, "well, I thought I
came to this country pretty early,
but I see I have to take off my
hat to you by about eight years!"
Then "Sam" responded with
something about the weather.
Then I interposed and said:
"You old boys make me tired.
You act as if you never knew
each other; but you did. You
both lived in Polk county in 1855,
not far from Dallas; you both re
sponded to Gov. Curry's call for
volunteers to go and fight In
dians; you both enlis ed in the
same company and were in the
same mess; you both went up the
Columbia- river together, you
both were in the battle of Walla
Walla together, on December 7,
1855, and saw Capt. Bennett, of
Marion county, killed at the head
of his command; you both ate
horse beef together to keep from
starving; you both slept under
the same blankets no, that was
a mistake; you tried to, but this
fellow (pointing to Ike) was a
blanket hog, and would invariably
take an extra hitch on the blank
ets, roll over and leave you, (Sam)
out in the sand and sage brush."
Then "Sam" found himself, a d
said, "By grab, that must be Ike
Mossman!" And it was. That
was the first meeting of Isaac V.
Mossman and Sam. Tetherow in
over fifty years; and the love
feast following can be better im
agined than described.
George H. Himes.
D. M. Hampton and wife went
to the State Fair Wednesday.
J. B. Stump went to Salem
Thursday to take in the Fair.
Uncle Joe Ingalls, of Centralia,
Wash., came in on the 11 o'clock
motor for a visit with relatives.
V. O. Boots and mother were
visitors at the fair Wednesday.
Mrs. Irene Dalton went to
Salem Thursday to take in the
W. A. Weist has been elected
principal of the North Yamhill
school for the coming year.
C. Lemasters, of the Luckia
mute valley, was a business vis
itor in Monmouth, Thursday.
O. A. Wolverton and Milton
Force were callers at the Herald
office Tuesday and learned all
about making a country news
paper. The State Fair now coming to
a close, is said to be one of the
best ever held and the attendance
has been large. The weather
has been ideal.
One of the new improvements
in the town worth mentioning is
the two story residence of W. N.
Boots, that has been recently
completed and is now occupied by
Rev. A. E. LaDow and wife
came down from Falls City Sat
urday. Mr. LaDow went on to
Walla Walla where he will visit
hi3 aged mother while Mrs. La
Dow is visiting here with her sis
ter, Mrs. Sarah Davis.
The editor of the Herald will
take it as a favor if all members
of the United Artisans will hand
in their names and the name of
the assembly to which they be
long. We want to try and or
ganize an assembly here this fall.
This office will have a full equip
ment of script type in a few days
and will be ready to print calling
cards and wedding invitations in
as fine style as can be done by
anyone in the state. With this
addition to our type we will have
the best small printing office on
Willie Strong had a very severe
accident Monday. While cutting
wood at J. E. Winegars a stick
flew up and hit him over the eye
cutting a gash about two inches
long, which was sewed up and
he is getting along nicely now,
but it will be some time before it
is entirely healed up.
Pete Cornwell paid a business
visit to Salem Tuesday and
brought back with him one of
those animals that are popularly
supposed to represent the demo
cratic party in the pictorial pap
ers. It is musically inclined and
has been eclipsing the perfor
mances of Joe Radek's big pho
nograph for several evenings.
J. W. Howell has just com
pleted Mrs. Eva A. Butler's new
cottage on College street. While
not nearly so large as the old
home that was destroyed by fire
the past summer, yet it is very
roomy and is a strictly modern
residence. It has been built with
a view to comfort and handiness
and the color scheme in the
papering and finishings of the
different rooms is very beautiful.
Dell Butler has done the wiring
and it is done in the best manner
J. B. V. Butler left on the noon
train Wednesday for Portland to
attend the funeral of Mrs. Neva
Whitney Rutherford, who died
at that place Tuesday. She was
a graduate of the Normal of the
class of '02. Her husband who
was a graduate of '04, has been
principal of the Tillamook city
schools for the past two years.
INDEPENDENCE NEWS BUDGET
From Our Regular Corres
pondent DAILY HAPPENINGS IN OUR SISTER CITY.
Scan This Column For News of
Importance From the
Pearl Montgomery returned to
Portland last week.
Charles Epperson was a Port
land passenger Tuesday.
Miss Hattie Mix started Mon
day for a trip to Chicago.
Mrs. Gillespie spent Sunday in
Amity, returning Tuesday.
Mabel Cooper left Tuesday
morning for her school in Eugene.
Charles Hicks, our editor spent
a few days in Portland this week.
Mrs. Will Percival was a Port
land passenger Tuesday afternoon
Charles McCready and wife of
Falls City, spent Sunday in this
Babe Damon is now manager
of the Pacific Telephone Co., of
Mrs. Mollie Allen and Mrs. Will
Walker, were Corvallis visitors
last week. '
Mrs. Mollie Allen, of eastern
Oregon is visiting Mrs. Will
Walker of this city.
Mrs. Chamberlain and little
daughter went to Portland Tues
day, for a few days.
Mrs. U. L. Frazier is spending
a few weeks in this city. She
formerly lived here.
Miss Sadie Tilden came Wed
nesday morning to take the night
work in the Pacific Telephone Co.
Mrs. Byron Atkins returned
Monday to Corvallis; she has
spent a few days with her par
ents, J. Flukes and family.
Mrs. Dave Boydson and daughter
Mabel, went to Portland Wed
nesday afternoon for a few weeks
visit with friends in that city.
A hop house near Independence,
belonging to J. Hirschberg was
burned Tuesday. It is reported
there was a loss of 12000 lbs of
Dr. Crowley's son-in-law, F.
Angel, returned to his home in
Portland, Tuesday. He has been
spending a few weeks in Mon
mouth. Mrs. Janett Walker is in from
the Siletz, and is spending a few
days in Independence and Mon
mouth. Mrs. Walker reports she
is very much pleased with her
J. L. Murphy and wife returned
the fore part of the week from
their summers outing at their
ranch on the Yachats.
A traveling man passing through
here this morning had a close call
from being run over by the freight
coming in from Dallas. He was
coming down the hill from Lind
say & Co. 's store and his team
became unmanageable and ran
across the track just ahead of the
engine. The horses swerved to
the right and the engine barely
missed the buggy. They were
gotten under control before doing
any.damage, but the ma.i breath
ed freer after they stopped.