¿farmet -I AN INDEPENDENT W EEKLY NEWSPAPER Voi. 1, No. 1 — FOREST GROVE. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 1916 $1.50 per Year .____________ THE PEOPLE’S TICKET EASILY ELECTED At last Monday’s city election, majority of the patrons of the the people of Forest Grove elected office. the candidates on the “ People’s” Robert Wirtz, the successful ap ticket by majorities of almost two plicant for the position, has lived to one, indicating that they are in Forest Grove for thirty-three pretty well satisfied with the pres years and is so well known to the ent administration, for five of the citizens that he needs no intro duction at the hands of the Ex successful candidates are mem press. He has been city treasurer bers of the present city adminis for five years and was last M on day re-elected for another term tration. The question as to whether or (which he will resign as soon as he not the motion picture theatre is officially informed of his ap pointment as postmaster.) He should be allowed to operate on was for two years deputy county Sunday called out the big vote recorder, was for a term secretary and was decided in the negative to the state game warden, has taught several terms of school and by a vote of almost two to one. held other positions of trust, filling The vote on the various candi all with credit to himself and dates is as follows: those who placed him in office. For Mayor— With such a record, there is little Geo. G. Paterson, People’s .. 408 doubt but he will satisfactorily J. N. Hoffman, Citizens’ ......... 270 administer the affairs of the For est Grove postoffice. City Treasurer— Robert P. Wirtz, People’s 445 H. G. King, Citizen’s ............. 228 Recorder— M R Markham, both tickets 585 More than one hundred Odd Councilmen (two years)— Fellows of the subordinate and W. B. Coon, People’s.......... 470 Rebekah degrees assembled at I. D. D. Bump, Citizen's............ 341 O. 0 . F. hall Wednesday evening Ives J. Hoar, People’s .............353 of last week to witness the install R. P. Nixon, both tickets....... 575 ation ceremonies of the two local James F. McGill, Citizen’s 255 lodges of that order. Deputy Shall Picture Shows Operate President Mrs. Margaret Mallory on Sundays— installed the lady Odd Fellows, Y es..... ........................................235; while District Deputy Grand Mas No..... ......................................... 4151 ter R. C. Walker performed a Six hundred and eighty-seven votes were cast, the greatest num- a like service for the officers her ever polled in this city at a of Washington lodge. Miss Tay lor and Mr. McGill assisted in the municipal election. Manager Hoffman of the Star work and all the installing officers Theater was, of course, in hopes showed proficiency in the work that the people would vote to al entrusted to them. Following are low him to operate seven nights the new officers of the Rebekah in the week, but he informs the lodge: Lulu Van Doren, noble grand; Express that he accepts the ver dict of the people without any Sylvia Bernard, vice grand; Mary hard feelings, and will abide by Hill, secretary; Josephine Wright, treasurer; Anna Tolke, inside the verdict. The following acted as judges guard; H. R. Bernard, outside guard; Mary Porter, chaplain; and clerks: Bertha Ortman, R. S. to N. G.; South Precinct—C. W. Odell, Alice Parsons, L. S. to N. G.; Mrs. C. E. Walker and J. F. Anna Templeton, R. S. to V. G.; Williams, judges: Don Giltner Anna Staehr, L. S. V. G .; Mrs. and Mrs. S. E. Todd, clerks. Ingersoll. warden; Mrs. John Me- North Precinct— Miss Manche Namer, conductor. Langley, Mrs. N. A . Frost and The new officers of Washington Harvey Rogers, judges; E. J. lodge are: Brady Chowning, no Boos and Mrs. J J. Wirtz, clerks. ble grand; L. G. Morley, vice The city council will meet next grand: R. M. Taylor, secretary; H. Thursday evening to canvass the T. Giltner, treasurer; Claude Da vote at which time the old coun vis, warden; S. G. Morgan, con cil will give way to the new. ductor; R C. Hill, chaplin; Wm It is possible that Treasurer Van Antwerp, R. S. to N. G; Dan Wirtz will resign at this meeting, Pierce, L. S. to N. G ; J. H. in which event Mayor Paterson Shearer, R. S. to V. G; Chas. will probably appoint his suc Van Doren. L. S. to N. G: How ard McGill and A. L. Sexton, cessor. right and left scene supporters; T. C Lord, inside guard; Wm. Haskell, outside guard. Following the installation came a very enjoyable program of recit Tuesday’s Portland papers car ations and music and a lunch that ried press dispatches from Wash was greatly enjoyed by all. It ington, D. C., announcing that was a big night with Forest Grove President Wilson had named Odd Fellows. The Rebekahs and The Odd Fellows Robert P. Wirtz To Be Postmaster Robert P. Wirtz as postmaster at The Encampment Forest Grove and that gentlemen 1 Wednesday evening the officers has been receiving the congratu lations of his friends for the past of the Encampment degree of Odd three days. No official informa Fellowship were installed by C. d e p u t y tion of the appointment has been W. Odell, district / received by Mr. Wirtz other than grand patriarch; V. S. Abraham, the published reports, but there district deputy high priest; R. M. is little doubt of the appointment Taylor, district deputy senior warden; Geo. M. Littlehales, dis and subsequent confirmation. trict deputy grand scribe; E. W. Postmaster Hines’ term does not Haines, district deputy grand expire until Feb. 15th and thjwe treasurer, and J. F. McGill, dis is plenty of time for confirmation trict deputy grand junior warden. by that date. Dr. Hines infonns That the work was done accord the Express that, upon his retire ing to the regulations goes with ment from the postoffice, he will out saying. resume the practice of medicine in The new officers are: H. D . this city. He has made an excel Ott, chief patriarch; Bernard Ort lent postmaster and will retire man, high priest; James Devlin, with the good wishes of a large senior warden; S. A. Walker, * scribe; J. H. Shearer, treasurer; Wm. Van Antwerp, junior warden; R. M. Taylor, guide; Geo. M Littlehal°s, first watch; A. L. Sex ton, second watch; L. G. Morley, third watch; Chas. Van Doren, fourth watch; T. C. Lord, inside sentinel; J. W. Potwin, outside sentinel; E. W. Haines, first guard of tent; V. S. Abraham, second guard of tent. Previous to the installation, the members and a few visitors en joyed an oyster supper, served in the banquet room and, after the officers were installed sixteen mem bers of the Rebekah degree, in neat white gowns, gave a very fine exemplification of the floor work of their lodge, executing some very pretty and intricate movements. This was followed by a program consisting of music by the Walker orchestra, two piano solos by Miss Mallory, several songs by Rollie Parker ano a recitation by Mrs. R. M. Taylor. All in attendance appeared to enjoy the program to the uttermost. VALLEY EDITORS HERE SATURDAY Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Elder, Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Dunlap. Mr and Mrs. F. D. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs.C. L. Wagner, Forest Grove, Mrs. A. E. Lathrop, of Hood River; Leah Leiser of Vancouver, Wash.; Mildred Feudner of Ore gon City; Edith Kuney of Salem; Rhoda F. Rennison, Elsie Lath rop, Bertha G. Howard, Jessie Reynolds, Ruth Howard, of For est Grove; Fred E. Beatty, of Portland; I. W. Gardner of Stay- ton, Oregon; Will Haskell, Will Enchede, Lambern Elder, Orvyl and Harold Howard. Charter Day at Pacific University Wedding Bells Charter day exercises were held One of the prettiest weddings in the parlors of Herrick Hall celebrated in Forest Grove in Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, many a day was that of Lillian when students and friends cele Elder and A. E. Gardner, at th e1 brated the sixty-second anniver home of the bride’s parents, Mr. sary of the founding of the Uni and Mrs. J. A. Elder, at 1:30 versity. Owing to the deep snow o’clock Wednesday afternoon. only a few townspeople attended. President Bushnell presided a.id Rev. Dunlap of the local M. E. gave a short talk, calling atten church, performed the ceremony, tion to the struggles of the pion which was witnessed by a nnmber eers to establish Christian colleges of friends and relatives of the in the northwest. contracting parties. The invocation was given by Both bride and groom are of Dr. Holmes and a well-rendered the best and most respected fam solo, “ I Hear You Calling M e,” by Mrs. McEldowney followed. ilies of Washington county and Dr. Holmes delivered the princi few couples have more friends pal address of the evening, taking than Lillian Elder and ‘ Gus” for his subject "The Decline of Idealism.” Briefly, he gave the Gardner. requisities for manhood, telling The bride was exceedingly how the thoughts of a student charming in a dress of ivory tone generally are of frivolities, rather satin, with Georgette crepe over than seriousness; “ Athletics and dress, bolero of Dutchess lace, Perspiration,” rather than “ Cul with pearl trimmings. She wore ture and Inspiration,” he declared, a bridal veil with lillies of the is the present trend of our mod ern colleges. The doctor said valley and carried a large boquet 'T h e perpetuity of our college of bride’s roses. She was attend depends on keeping clean our ed by Mrs. A. E. Lathropof Hood ideals and thoughts.” A beautiful violin solo, “ Dream River, as matron of honor, with Misses Edith Kuney of Salem, Visions,” by Miss Emma Craft, Leah Leiser of Vancouver and Jes was hugely enjoyed by all. After singing college songs, the sie Reynolds of Forest Grove, as birthday cake was cut and a piece bride’s maids. given to each person present F. D . Gardner, brother to the About 4:30 Wednesday after groom, was best man, with C. L. Wagner and Will Enchede of For noon fire broke out between the est Grove, and F. Beatty of Port walls of a house south of the Southern Pacific depot, owned by land, as ushers. The bridal party entered the Jacob Wirtz and occupied by the family of Carl Wilhelms. The room where the ceremony was blaze was due to an over-heated performed to the strains of Men stovepipe. Chief Lenneville and delssohn’s wedding march, played fourteen of his fire-fighters were by Miss Mildred Feudner of Ore soon at the fire and got it under gon City; T. E. Isaacs sang “ Oh, control in a few moments, with a loss to the building of not more Promise M e” and “ Because” and than $100, which is fully covered Miss Feudner played an instru by insurance. The goods of the mental solo. Wilh 1ms family were but slightly Little Ruth Howard was flower damaged. Considering the deep girl and little Lambern Elder was snow on the ground, the fireman made excellent time in getting to ring-bearer. the fire. The decorations were white and green. A sumptuous wedding lunch was served the guests after the ceremony and was greatly en EL P aso . T e x ., Jan. 1 3 — Re sentment over the massacre in joyed by all. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner received Western Chihuahua M orday by Mexican bandits of 18 foreigners, many handsome and costly pres mostly Americans, flared up in ents from their friends, including El Paso tonight when scores of fifteen dollars from the M E. street fights with Mexicans broke church board, the bride having i out. From every quarter came been organist at the church for reports of fighting, in which knives were used. American soldiers several years. from Fort Bliss participated. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner have Martial law was declared late gone to Seattle and other northern tonight. places, but will be at home in V. I. Fuqua, who recently pur Forest Grove to their many chased the 5, 10 and 15c store, is friends after Feb. 1st, now in charge of that establish- Those present: Mr. and Mrs. N. I ; ment. Martial Law Declared at El Paso, Texas On Saturday of this week, the members of the Willamette Val ley Editorial association, of which our own Joe Hurley is president, will meet in this city for their mid-winter session. It is expect ed that about two dozen of the editors will attend the meeting and, as some of them will be ac companied by their wives, there should be a good-sized gathering of newspaper folks in town that day. A number of questions that have vexed the pen-pushers and key-pounders for years agone will be discussed at this session and, if possible, many evils that beset the profession will be corrected or alleviated. So far as arranged, the program is as follows: Address of Welcome, Judge Hollis. Response, President J. P. Hur ley. Greetings from Oregon State Editorial association, Phil S. Bates, secretary State Editorial association. Legal rates — Report of legal rate committee (three minutes each): John T. Hoblitt, Silverton Appeal; L. A. Fernsworth, Banks Herald; M. D. Morgan, Harris burg Bulletin; W. C. DePew, Leb anon C r i t e r i o n ; W. A. Dill, Springfield News, One-minute discussions by members. “ The Fool and His M oney,” R. H. Deute of the Deute-Tyler A d vertising agency. “ All Home Print” vs. “ Part Patent.” "All H o m e P r ^ i n t , ” Colonel E. Hofer, Pacific Coast Manufacturer; “ Part Patent,” C. J. McIntosh of O. A . C. bulletins. Discussion by members. ^ “ The Country Newspaper, the Country Merchant and the Mail- Order House,” G. T. Taylor, M o- lalla Pioneer. Submission of constitution and bylaws. Annual election. The sessions will be held in the Pacific University auditorium and in the evening the visitors will be guests at a banquet provided by the Forest Grove Commercial club* Two Local Banks Have Elected Officers The stockholders of the First National bank held an election last Tuesday and elected the fol lowing directors for the year 1916: W. K. Newell, John Templeton, Chris Peterson, T . N. Sain, E. W. Haines, Allen Rice, Roy Hes se! tine, E. O. Buxton and J. W. Ethington. The directors organ ized by electing Roy Hesseltine president, W. K. Newell vice president, J. W. Ethington cashier and Earl Buxton assistant cashier. The Forest Grove National bank stockholders have elected the following directors: John Thornburgh. John E. Bailey, T. G. Todd, W. W. McEldowney and E. F. Burlingham. These di rectors have selected the follow ing officers: J. A. Thornburgh president, John E. Bailey vice president, W’ . W'. McEldowney cashier, H. E. Ferrin assistant cashier.