o Vol I Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon, Friday, October 9, 1908. No. 6 OREGON STATE NORMAL NEWS Training Department Attends Dallas Fair INTERESTING STUDENT PERSONAL ITEMS College Fraternal Societies Hold Regular Election Of Officers. Paul Baker, '08, who is em ployed in the Junction City High School, was seen on our streets last Sunday. Dean Butler '03, has registered as a s'udent, in the Law Depart me t of the University of Oregon. He has begun work and writes that he is much faccinated with the subjects relating to his chosen profession. On Thursday of last week, a number of pupils of the Training Department accompained by Prin cipal Traver and his corps of teachers, represented District No. 13 at the third annual school children's fair held at Dallas. After enjoying the exhibits, which were displayed in the W. 0. W. hall, the pupils formed in line at theschoolfewilding and with other school , children from all the districts in the county, followed out the line of march as blocked out by the fair officials. Much to the delight of all con cerned, the promised watermelon ended the parade. Every child was served; the affair being quietly and nicely managed by thje reception committee. Taken all in all, the management is cer tainly to be congratulated for bringing forth such good efforts of the children. Many results, as shown in the domestic science department, the agricultural de partment and the manual train ing department are nothing less than remarkable for children of grammar school age. Surely the co-operation of parents and teach ers during the coming year will add materially to effective results which county superintendent, Seymour is striving very hard to accomplish. It is hoped the "fourth annual" will surpass even the "third arnual." VESPERTINE SOCIETY The new members of the Ves pertine Society were guided to the hall last Friday evening by the witches that were stationed in the 0. S. N. S. building at various places. They were enter tained in the witches den in genuine witch style. Each had his future life revealed by a clever old witch. At length the witches in order to partake of the pea nut feast removed their masks. The Society was pleased to have Mr. Briggs Misses Shearer, Whitehouse and Stafford present. NORMAL SOCIETY NEWS. The first regular meeting of the Normal Literary Society, took place Friday evening October 2. The boys all turned out in force and after the election of officers, eleven new members were ad mitted, their initiatitn to be next Friday evening. ' The officers elected are: Pres., David Henry; Vice Pres., Archie McNeil; Sec, Ray Chute; Treas., Erwin Springer; Sergeant at Arms, Erwin Montague. Considerable enthusiasm was manifested by the members pres ent, for the advancing and better ing, if possible, the work of the Normal Society. During the evening's session, Prof, Briggs delivered an interesting address on the necessity of, and how to raise, the standard of the Society work to the highest degree of excellence. . It is the earnest desire of the Normals, to make the coming year's work, excel any previous record. DELPHIAN SOCIETY. On Friday last, the Delphian Society gave its first literary pro gram. Nearly the entire society was in attendance including about twelve people wv o, eager to enter the realms of Delphianism, were classified and properly labeled with the society insignia. The program which was of a literary and musical nature was as follows. Song Society Address By the President Reading Lexie Strachan Solo Lora Craven Funnyisms Mignon Burt Solo Mary Murphy Hidden Biography Isla Laughlin . l Lillian Gardner Lorena Daniels Extemporaneous Speeches Daisy Thomas, Mr. Fargo Subject What the Society Work Should Mean Song Neath the Elms Society After the program and initia tion, the regular business meet ing was held. The following offi cers were elected for the term: President, Mary Whitney; Vice President, Ruth Fugate; Sec, Ethel Laidlaw; Treasurer, Ethel Eakin; Sergeant-at-arms, Hazel Dunahoo; Organist, Ethel Spill man; Chorister, Lora Craven; Critic, Mr. Fargo. We expect to begin our prelim inary debates immediately in order to choose representatives to the tryout for the school team. Airlie. C. T. Allen has gone to Cor vallis for the winter. A. R. Lewis has closed his butcher shop for the winter. Mrs. James, of Suver was visit ing her sister Mrs. Marble last Sunday. Mr. West, of Falls City, bought three beeves of the Airlie butcher last week. W. B. Williams has gone to Strong & Martins mill to work for awhile. Mrs. H. P. Williams and daughter went to Albany on Wednesday. The Chinas seem to have taken to tall timber as the hunters do not find very many. Jack Taylor and wife visited the latters sister, Mrs. O. L. Buchanan, last Sunday. Mr. Glassford and wife of Cor vallis were visiting their daughter Mrs. 0. L Buchanan, last Sat Sunday. Olive Williams is spending a few days with her sister Mrs. A. R. Lewis, before going to Port land to attend school for the winter. A PRETA HOME Miss Maude Hawley Weds H. A. Beauchamp. NEWS FROM NEARBY NEIGHBORHOODS Our Correspondents Tell Of Lo cal Happenings In Their Communities. The prettiest of autumn wed dings was performed at the resi dence of Hon. and Mrs. J. H! Hawley, in Monmouth on October 6, at three o'clock, when their youngest daughter Maude, was united in marriage to H. A. Beau champ, a prominent physician of Stay ton, Oregon; Rev. W. A. Wood, pastor of the Christian church officiated. Before the ceremony Mrs. Allan Clark sang very sweetly "All the World Loves a Lover". The wedding march from Mendelsohn was effectively rendered by Miss Orace Hawley, niece of the bride, and little Miss Fransel Hawley was winsome as flower girl. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of maize colored moussa line, and carried a shower boquet of brides roses. Both bride and groom were unattended. Light refreshments were served after the wedding. The parlors were splendid in autumn leaves and the dining room was decorated with sweet brier where Miss Lapha Hawley presided at the punch bowl. The happy couple departed amid a shower of rice and old shoes for Victoria, B. C. and way points. The guests were received by Mrs. B. F. Mulkey, of Jackson ville, a sister pf the bride. Falls City. Jack Frost visited ou&Aown and draped our gardens in mourn ing. The late vegetables and blackberries are injured badly. Rev. E. A. LaDow has re turned to Falls City after a two weeks visit in Walla Walla with his aged mother Mrs. C. B. La Dow. Mr. O'Brien and family, who contemplated moving to Black Rock for the winter, have decided to remain in Falls City. A wise decision. Miss Irene, Cecil and Percy Dodd have gone to attend 0. A. C. at Corvallis, They will be missed from the community and the church. The Falls City school began October 5. Falls City has a good school and one we are all proud of; Fred Crowley is principal, his assistants can't be beat so we think. Rev. LaDow is exercising his muscles lately in replenishing his woodhouse. He takes to it kindly and says he is reminded of days of yore, when he lived on his farm in eastern Washington. Mrs. Charles Palmer and her sister, Mrs. Paul, have returned to Falls City after spending two months at their old home in Min nesota, where they were c? lied to the bedside of their father who died the morning of their arrival. Rev. G. F. Round, minister of the M. E. Church, and who has served that church for the past two years, leaves soon to take up the work at Jefferson. The citi zens regret his departure as he and his noble wife will be greatly missed from this community and church, which he has so nobly served. Rev. D. H. Clark takes his place. We welcome him here and wish him success in his new field of work. Monmouth Heights. Clemens Fishback was a Rick reall visitor Mondaj;. Dick Ogle has rented and moved into R. M. Smith's residence. Nathan Emmett and wife moved down from Falls City last week. The Antioch school began Mon day with A. J. Shipley, teacher. Harry Thompson, of Salem, and his best girl were in this vicinity Sunday. Grandma Dressier moved from Antioch to Gilliam's Siding Thursday. Prof. Fred Crowley, of Falls City, passed over the Heights Saturday last. Johnie and Maggie Snider, of Rickreall, visited friends here Saturday and Sunday. W. A. Snider and family, of Latinville, California, visited at the Fishback home Saturday. Maurice Wheelock completed his new silo the first of the past week and has it filled with feed for his dairy cattle. Newt Grooms and wife, lately from Idaho, passed here Sunday enroute to the home of their son, north of Monmouth. Miss Kurtz, of Dallas, has been employed to teach at the new school house between this place and the county seat. Quite a large delegation from here attended the school fair at Dallas last week and report a pleasant and enjoyable time. H. R. Fishback captured a skunk the first of the week. There are quite a number of the fetid animals in our neighbor hood. The funeral of Lee Clark was held at the family home Thursday morning by Rev. E. A. LaDow, Pastor of the Christian church of Falls City, and the remains were laid to rest in the Smith Ceme tery. If you get a copy of this issue and you are not a subscriber take it as an invitation to join our growing family and send in your name. Mrs. W. J. Kirkland and friend, Mrs. M. 0. Fluke, were over from Independence yesterday and paid the Herald office a friendly call. Mrs. Susie Stanton left for her home in California, Saturday. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Howell went as.far as Portland with her, where they visited their son. Our local reporters have done well this week, but owing to a rtrh of job work the editor has been unable to get out and get many locals, therefore we are a little short. In a short time we expect to enlarge the paper to five pages. COUNTY TEACHERS INSTITUTE To Be Held In Dallas Next Week. WILL BE A VERY INTERESTING SESSION Mass Meeting Held to Arrange Entertainment Course For Winter. The Annual Teachers' Institute for Polk county will be held in Dallas, October 14, 15 and 16, 1908, in the Public School build ing. The Institute will be held under the department plan with the following educators as instruct ors: J. tl. Ackerman, superin tendent of Public Instruction; W. J. Kerr, President Oregon Agri cultural College; E. D. Ressler, President Monmouth Normal School; R. F. Robinson, Superin tendent Multnomah county; L. R. Traver, Monmouth Normal School ;H. D. Sheldon, University of Oregon; J. M. Powers, Super intendent of Schools, Salem; Miss Cornelia Marvin, Secretary Ore gon Library Commission. A reception will be given the visiting teachers on Wedresday evening and on Thursday even ing Dr. W. J. Kerr of the Oregon Agricultural College will lecture on "Modern Demands in Educa tion." Following is the general pro gram; 9:00 to 9:15 Opening Exercises 9:15 to 10:40 Department Work 10:40 to 10:55 Recess 10:55 to 12:00 General Session 12:00 to 1:30 Intermission 1:30 to 1:45 Opening Exercises 1 :45 to 2:25 Department Work 2:25 to 2:35 Recess 2:35 to 3:15 General Session 3:15 to 3:30 Recess 3:30 to 4:30 General Session A number of citizens gathered at the Normal building Monday evening in response to the call for a mass meeting to consider the matter of having a citizens entertainment course this winter. The meeting was called to order by Pres. Ressler and after dis cussion it was voted to have a course similar to the one had last winter. An executive committee of three, consisting of E. D. Ress ler, L. C. Hoover and P. H. John son, was elected by the meeting with power to appoint a general committe to canvas the situation. It was the sense of the meeting that everybody should boost for the entertainment course. The meeting then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman. After adjournment the executive com mittee held a session and ap pointed the following general committee. Ira C. Powell, Mrs. Irene Dalton, Miss Maggie But ler, A. L. Chute, Wm. Riddeil, Jr., Mrs. J. Lindsey, F. Y. Mul key, O. A. Wolverton, J. H. Haw ley, Mrs. C. Lorence, W. T. Fogle, P. II. Johnson, L. C. Hoover, E. D. Ressler. The committee is called to meet at the Normal building Friday evening at 7:30 The Herald has installed a tel ephone. Phone us all the news. Main 395.