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Z. C KIMBALL.
One Year ,
Six Months i
SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S BAD PREDICAMNET
The edict of the supreme court that the Southern
Pacific and Central Pacific properties must be separated
is a body blow to the Southern Pacific company, and un
less there is some modification to the court order the effect
will be far reaching.
To the uninitiated, it is a little bit difficult to under
stand just why it has been necessary to maintain the
Central Pacific organization during the past 22 years.
The stock is owned by the Southern Pacific and so are
the bonds, making in reality one property owned by two
distinct corporations, and so intermingled that to separ
ate them would in effect be like selling a leg or two and
possibly some of the ribs of a horse and then attempting
to operate it by two owners. For instance, from Port
land to the California line, it is Southern Pacific; from
the California line south for a hundred miles or so, it is
Central Pacific; the Sacramento shops, the largest in the
west, 'are Central property; the Natron cutoff, extending
from Weed into the Klamath country with Eugene as he
eventual destination, is a Central proposition. i
According to the supreme court order all of the
Central Pacific property must be sold, and if this is
carried out it means that it must pass to. competing owner
ship and physical separation of the two properties.
While the lease of the Central Pacific became opera
tive 37 years ago, the supreme court holds that it became
void when the Sherman act was passed several years
subsequent to that time, on the ground that the Sunset
route on the south is competitive wtih the Ogden route on
the north:: viVfa.XSS:
Both have m reality been operated as one sjstem with
no possible view that they would ever be separated : so
that to do so at this time would be the biereest and per
haps the gravest problem in the history of railway affairs.
Receivership for this gigantic system would mean
stagnation until the project is finally adjudicated and
this might take years.
The selection ofE. E. Paddock as chairman of the
Polk county republican organization is recognition of
long- and faithful party service on the part of Mr. Paddock
SOCIAL AFFAIRS OF
THE PAST WEEK
Miss Katherine Arbuthnot was
hostess for a delightful "afternoon
on Saturday last, her guests being
about 25 student teachers who have
taught under her supervision during
the past school year. Several enter
taining games had been planned by
the hostess, which with music and
conversation passed the hours most
pleasantly. Mis Arbuthnot served a
delicious lunch just before her guests
returned to Monmouth.
On Friday evening last the Auc
tion Bridge club packed baskets, with
plans for a picnic across the river,
but the weather man decided other
wise and ti had to be an indoor affair.
Ihe Woman's club room was tented
for the occasion and after the serv
ing pf a delicious dinner, several
games of bridge were played. This
being- the last meeting of the club for
the year, scores were added and tne
winners for the" past winter, Mrs.
Asa B. Robinson and A. L. Thomas,
were given seats of honor. Guests
of the- club were: Misses DeVore, Ar
buthnot, Burroughs, Houx, ' Mrs.
Madge Gaston and daughter of Port
land, i Mrs. Glenn Oakey of Roa
noke, . Vir., Lee Robinson- , .,.
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The -home of Mrs. McHenry Smith
on F street was the scene of a pleas-1
ant family party on Sunday last, when
Mrs. Smith celebrated her 77th birth
day. The occasion was the more en
joyable because of the fact that seve
ral members of the family has been
separated for some time., Herbert
Smith, a son, and Mrs. Roy Bingman,
a daughter, who with her husband
and three children has been residing
at Filer, Idaho, have recently returned
to Independence, and enjoyed the day
with their mother. Ernest Smith and
wife of Salem were also present, Mr.
Smith being a state employe in that
city. A well filled dinner table with
covers laid for nine, absorbed the at
tention of the family for some time
and was followed by a pleasant after
noon on the broad veranda.. Mrs.
Smith, whose 77 years- rest. lightly
upon her, is a great lover of flowers
and passes much time at work in her
garden, the many beautiful blossoms
giving proof of her skill and care.
-Aitho having reared a famliy of 10
children, Mrs. Smith lives most of the
time alone and keeps the home as a
central station" where the children
may come when the occasion permits.
responding to an encore with a selec
tion which pleased hor hearers equally
as well. Mrs. Claire Irvine by ro
quest, sang "Mother Machree," al
ways a favorite and doubly so when
sung by Mi's. Irvine. A portion of the
afternoon was passed on the shady
lawn where a delicious lunch was
served at tables seating four. Guests
were: Mrs. Clark, honor guest, Mea
danies Ilibbs, Hays, Thomas, Robin
son, W. II. Walker, Claire Irvine,
Davis, Ellen Duvis, Kimball, Conkey,
O'Rcurke, Mattison, llewett, Child
and Miss Child.
The Woman's club held its an
nual election of officers Wednesday
afternoon, the following officers
being elected: President, Mrs. Edwin
Nissen; vice president, Mrs. Sherman
Hays: secretary, Mrs. Thomas Clif
ford; treasurer, Mrs. J. S. Robbie.
Mrs. Asa B. Robinson, who went as
the club's delegate to the State feder
ation at Tillamook, gave an interest
ing report of the meeting. This is
the last meeting of the club until, fall.
, Miss Prudence Gray entertained a
number of her girl friends with an
afternoon party at the homo of her
grandmother, Mrs. A. J. Richadsoti,
Monday afternoon. The young peo
ple enjoyed games on the shady
lawn and did full justice to the dainty
lunch served by Mrs. Gray in the
dining room. Guests present were
Vesta May Townsend, Helen Byers,
Helen Knott, Naomi Ilewctt, Luella
Reynolds, Alice Skinner and Evelyn
Mrs. John Dickinson was hostes3
for a delghtful afternoon on Wednes.
day last with Mrs. W. J. Clark as
honor guest. The rooms were lavishly
decorated with roses, huge bouquets
of these fragrant beauties filling
every available nook. After a pleas
ant afternoon of conversation and
fancy work the guests were invited
into the dining room, where Mrs.
Dickinson served a delicious luncheon.
Here, as in the living room the roses
were everywhere in evidence, a bowl
of beautiful La France buds and blos
soms forming the center piece on the
dining table. Guests were: Mrs.
Clark, honor guest, Mesdames Ilibbs,
Thomas, Porterfield, Kutch, Eakin,
Childs, Davis, and Misses Childs,
DeVore and Burrough.
Exercises Marking Close of
Year's Work Are Nice
ly Carried Out.
HIRAM WOOD TIES KNOT
AT 56th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
V Complimenting Mrs,' W. J. Clark,
previous to 'her departure for Foreat
Grove? Mrs. George Carb'ray delight
fully entertained a number of ladies
at -j hey vnome Monday lafternoon.
During the ' afternoon little Naomi
Ilevett, with Miss Opal Hewett as
accompanist, sang "Peggy O'Neil,"
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Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert McElroy cele
brated their 56th wedding anniver
sary at their home a short distance
east of Salem Sunday, June 11th.
Mr. and Mrs. McElroy are respect
ively 75 and 73 years old, and were
married June 7th 1866, in Fulton
county, 111., and came to Oregon In
1883. Three children were born to
this union: George, William and
Charlie, all residing in alem, and
seven grand-children, and seven
great grand-children. Both Mr. and
Mrs. McElroy are retired ministers
of the gospel, having spent a great
many years in the service and in spite
of their advanced ages still take an
active part in religious affairs.
Besides the members of the family
many relatives and friends gathered
to join with them in celebrating the
happy occasion, in all about 40 people
were present. George Curfman,
brother of Mrs. McElroy, who is now
lr. his . 80th yearj together with his
granddaughter, Miss Feme Curfman,
came all the way from Illinois to join
in the celebration. Mr. Curfman has
the-' distinction of being the oldest
employe in point of service of the
TR. & W. .R. R., having spent 49
years of continuous service without
request for pass or foreign line or
layoff. ' Mr. Curfman is also a vete
ran of the Civil war, having served
xour years in the union army and
was during that time 138 days under
me, engaging in many important;
battles including Vicksburg, Shilo, and
ne saw action in all the confederate
states, except Texas and Florida.
. After an excellent dinner, the com
pany greatly enjoyed several musical
selections rendered by the different
members of the McElroy family,
several or whom-, are accomplished
musicians. They were ably assisted
on the violin by Mr. Fox, a neighbor.
une wedding; ceremony was again
Boiemmzed with Hiram Wood of Inde
"Among the relatives present were:
Mrs.' Stella Hamer, Mr. and Mrs.
Robbins, Mr. and Mrs.L. Norton. Mr.
end Mrs. H. Wood, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Patterson, George Curfman.
Marshal Suver and daughter
Nora, Miss Feme Curfman, Mr. and
Mrs.G. H. MjcElroy, Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. McElroy, Mr. and Mrs. G. Ru
singer, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Duncan,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McElroy, Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Pettyjohn.
Monmouth The concluding oxer-
i tt rw.L' vntt I
Ahmii t rrtirmifMirriui'iii v. ......
held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock
vvhn 117 members of tho senior el;.
were awarded tho standard normal
diploma. Tho commencement address
whs given by Dr. E. O. Sisson of Komi
college who spoke on "Tho Education
of an American Citizen." Dr. Sisson
said he considered touching the most
important of all the professions. "Wo
have just begun to reulivso i"
country the truth of Pluto's state
ment: Education is the principal
business of the state," he said. "Tho
most important thing to tench is tho
meaning of American citizenship.
There has been too much loose talk
about '100 percent Americanism ;
we must have more real, human, vital,
spiritual, Americanism in our
schools'" said Dr. Sisson. lie ue-
! ploreJ the short length of service of
I tho average teacher and urged the j
graduates to stay with the profession.
,'; teacher in his fifth year is merely
on the inresiioiu oi ms rem iwvi
and ability, he said.
Musical selections were rendered
by the normal school glee club, under
the direction of Miss Helen Moore,
and bv Mrs. J. S. Landers, soprano.
A total of 164 students have been
graduated during the year. In ad
dition ot these ono hundred have been
granted elementary teaching certifi
cates. Last Chapel Exercses
The last chapel exercises of the
year, held Tuesday morning, were
attended by many alumni and friends
of the normal. The principal number
on the program was an address by
President Landers on the significance
of the chapel hour, in which he
stressed its devotional character. Mr.
Landers explained that the normal,
like most private institutions and
some state schools, has regular de
votional exercises. He said:
"There can be.no success in teach-1
ing without the fundamentals of
Christianity. Human life is a unity,
and we cannot educate and omit the
religious side. Every normal being is
irrevocably relieious. Some men do
not seem to fit into the religious
scheme, but it is because they did not
try. Your religion is not measured
by what you believe, but by what you
do. The best religion is the one that
makes you te happiest, strongest
and most useful."
Talks were made by W. G. Beattie
representing the faculty, by Mr. Kratz
'07 for the alumni, and by Miss Dor
othy Taylor for the juniors, and Miss
Leone Barger for the seniors.
Attractive music was fumshed by
the normal glee club, and Miss Aid-
rich sang beautifully.
A considerable portion of the pro
pram was given over to student exer
cises and consisted of original class
fnd school songs, presentation of the
key in a unique stunt, and concluding
r-xercises on the quadrangle of the
enmrus. In these the pergola in front
of .the laundry plant was presented
to the school by the seniors and the
bird bath by the student body. '
i Literary Numbers Given
An interesting program was given
in Jhe afternoon by Miss Codbold's
class in literary interpretation. The
iven: "Where Ieno-
RECITAL BY PUPILS MRS. LOTTIE
HEDGES M'INTOSH AT M. E. CHURCH
The pupils of Mm. I.ttlo Hedge Mrlntonh
recital at tho First M. E. church, Thuradny e
m, at 8 o'clock. The program:
will give .
Piano (Six Hands): "Yellow Jonquil" ' . .... Johnnnlng
Bessie I'lesslnger, Alice linker, Muriel Wllrion
"Tho Friendly .Star"
"Kitty Mine" . ...
"Ouli anil Hotms" ,
"May Banket Piirly"
"Over the Top" ....
"There are Faille at the bottom of our garden"
....... - .......... Lchinwiii
"Imp ami Fairie"
"At the Race"
"Hitting of the Pt"
"Just a Little Umise of fuv
"Galop de Conceit" ,
"Song of the S.'rt-hll"
Dorothy WihmI (Violin) Winona Vnd (Buxophoiic)
Dale U'ixhI (I'iniio) ,
.. . . MilMNIU,P
. . .. WolpHw
. . Anthony
.. .... Dlke
"The Valley of Switzerland" ,
iMin.-lime t horun
"Harp nt Midnight"
"Voice of Spring" , ';,, ., ,
(a) "Happy Meadow Ijirk"
(b) "Finger Prol.cs"
"Wood lymphs Revel" . .
(a) "The fJypny Trail" ..
(b) "Love Send a (lift of Kone"
Mary Iiu Myer
"Nearer My Cod to Thee" (Variation)
(a) "Nittvitjum" ,
"Song of the 8 wallow" .
"Dance of the Star" , .. .
(a) "Grotennuc March" ..,
(h) "liimrm Nntfi."
1 Heuiie I'lesfinger
. .. Cenana
WEEK'S DOINGS IN
Paul Scott came near having a
serious accident last week, when one
of his horses dragged him acros the
yard and into the stable. In unhar
nessing, his foot became caught in
the harness and tho horse suddenly
starting, gave him no chance of free-
ing himself. However, he was not
tl fV.ri'lli t'foh faifinitu I ir fBrv
i - .-
n l,,.,..l, .....I ... tr.. ...tit i,. ..:. v,j
itjui ii himi luurr win vv j ui iiikiito
by the college, where a big feed will
lie participated in at noon. The pro
gram iHcnot of crop work to be ob
nerved, horticulture and soils.
I-ht Saturday, a party of (inner
men went over to the Siletx for the
week end. They were Howard Hume,
James Stapleton, Oscar Petemon of
Parker, and a friend from Monmouth.
Mr. and Mr. L. C. Kulifsoon enter
tained on Sunday the former's pr-
o i .. . ....... .j mi nuniiuy iiib iormi
J thf. 0,ld Fl-U and .tW from Falem
Mpr" Cony r.'Pori
picnic in Kickreall on Saturday. The
cloudy and cold weather kept many
home and the attendance was small
compared with past years. Those
noticed from here were D. P. StnpTc
ton and family, Ilattie Jones, C. H.
Forbes and the McElmurrys. '
Mr. and Mrs. Gale Alexander, Mrs.
Hose Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Stapleton and son were guests of
an uncle in Salem Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. MeEImurry and
son, Henry, attended a large sale south
of Salem on Wednesday.
J. Jones and Charles Bennett are
members of a bras band which was
lecentiy organized at Monmouth.
The berry season Is on and pickers
can be seen in the strawberry m.t,.v,
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Knowlton of
Salem, district supervisors of the
Yeomen, attended a meeting of the
Independence organization Wednesday
night. At the conclusion of the work,
there was a social session and re
freshments were served.
rinc is H'is"
Far Country". Lavinn Gallowav: "Cv
Whitaker'st WnrH". FWpiipp Tn!.
. - .... . . ... ' i nf T. r T).,i: . 1
roems, Kathr-rme Petenon; "Out to " ' ' ""'"", J. Jones, and Fred
nev' J louse" CfltW n V.,; . ' "ie. ine
"''Tinf n Anarfvment". .TnVm Dir t. .
TV, ,., ! , .of
iiuciua in uiuiuci. iriven ny i ,
Peterson and John Dickson's
rumber were narticularly well given.
Mis' HoJen Michonlsen plenspd with
a focal solo, "Cradle Sontr"; and
"Anpels' Serenade" (Braga) wos
beautifully rendered bv Edith Grif
fiths (comet), Gertrudes Roger
(violin), and Jennie Peterson (piano).
; FRANK C. PATTERSON I
season will i...
Khorter this year n iiocm.n r i..i.
. i ' 4 " im;'v
rain, but the berries nr.. fin
An inv.tat.on is extended through
the Highland Sewing cjub to all farm
ers and their families In this com
munity to join in a tour to the Ore
on Agricultural college, June 17th.
This tour ,H conducted by the Polk
County farmers' union. They a
Hembleat Monmouth at 9 a. m and
pass through Independence en route
The Jack Stapleton and Gail Ale
ander. with Mr. Kose Evani nl
I'on Iiickimton are planning a five
lny trip to Pacific City in the near
George Dickinson and family nuinV
ed Thursday morning for Washing
ton to visit Mx. Dickinson' sister.
Mr. Roue Evan will spend next
week with her on and family in Al
bany. Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs.
W'illiam Schneider were Joe Berry
and family of Hopviiie Mr.
cott of the Mountain State Power
coirnanv if Independence. Mr. Berry
is driving a n,nv cttr.
Mis Mae demo, who has been
teaching at Tho Dnllei during the
H't year, in here to spend her va-
r.'tlinn t L. u. l . ..
... lltv JIUHH- Ol, ner pun;iiv
I.'ev. and Mr. F, S. Clemo.
C. A. Mclnughlinvwcnt to Portland
yesterday to attend the funeral of the
lute Jules Pincus. !
W. B. Hugglnsf Art Black, Dean
Craven and Karl Kolb left Sunday
mght on a 'fishinir trin to the Pen-
"Yank C. Patterson, whose (loath
occurred at Salem on June 2nd, while
nrnute from his home at Twin FalU
Idaho, to Dallas to attend the Pat
'rson family reunion, was a former
olk countv resident. He was 50
years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. P.
A. Patterson of Tndependoncp. TTe
fcad resided at Twin Falls for tho
past three years and was in the em
nloy of the II. F. Norton com nan v
He was taken ill nt Salem with pneu
monia, and death ensued after onlv
a few days' illness.
Beside his father and mother
Patterson is survved by a wife
rmall son, eight brothers and
Burial was made in the
Fellows cemetery at Independnc.
For Your Picnic Lunch
and any hot weather mealour cold meats are un
excelled. We have a fine assortment of wholesoome,
delicious and satisfying meats. Phone your order.
Our delivery service is efficient.
I City Meat Market
GUS MILLER, Proprietor.