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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1917)
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AN IN D E P E N D E N T W EEKLY NEWSPAPER
Voi. 2. No. 7
A Valued Citizen
After an ¡lines« of but four flay«,
Frank C . Orth pushed away sud
denly at St. Vincent’« hospital,
Portland, at 9 a. nj. last Friday,
cerebral meningitis being the
cause of death. Mr. Orth, who
was employed us field man for the
local plant of the Pacific Coast
Milk Products company, was
about his work Monday, but on
Tuesday complained of not feel
ing well, having a boil in his nose,
and remained at home. He did
not improve and Thursday after
noon a specialist was called from
Portland and advised taking the
patient to that city for an opera
tion. Mr. Orth was taken to
the hospital on the 6:20 train next
morning and died shortly after
reaching Portland, without an op
A diagnosis of the
case indicates that poison from
the boil reached the brain through
the lymph g l a n d and caused
paralysis of the brain.
The body was returned to this
city Saturday and at 1 o ’clock
Monday afternoon funeral services
in the English language were held
at the Forest Grove chapel, Rev.
Krause of Portland and Rev.
Berthold of Cornelius officiating.
The body was then taken to the
Cornelius G e r m a n
church, where services in the Ger
man language were held, Rev.
Berthold preaching the sermon.
The body was interred in the new
German Lutheran cemetery, at
Cornelius. Many people from this
city followed the remains to the
Frank C. Orth was born at
Muyvillc. W it., on Aug. 7, 1877,
and on Nov. 28, 1901, at Boyd,
VVis., was united in marriage with
Miss Minnie Sy, who, with two
daughters, Ella, aged 13, and
Ixttie, aged 10, survives him.
W’ith his wife he came to Forest
Grove thirteen years ago and
within two months of his arrival
accepted the position he held
when death came. He was a good
citizen, an affectionate husband
and kind and indulgent father
and stood high in the esteem of
his employers a n d neighbors
His work called him much to the
country to deal with the com
pany’s patrons and all over the
territory he covered the news of
his untimely death will be re
ceived with genuine sorrow, for he
was a friend to all the company’s
So popular was M r. Orth that
the casket was completely covered
with floral offerings from his fel
low-employes and friends and
Mrs. Emma Best Dead
Death came suddenly to Mrs.
Emma Best, of Portland, at the
home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Abner Briggs, of Dilley,
Sunday afternoon. Mrs. B e s t
had been ill for four weeks with
inflamatory rheumatism, but was
apparently greatly improved when
the end c a m e suddenly f r o m
heart weakness. Two years ago
her husband, Harry P. Best, a
railroad man, was killed in a train
wreck near Oswego.
Mrs. Best was 28 years old,
born in New Brunswick, and came
with her parents to Oregon when
she was one year old. Her father
has conducted a store at Dilley
for many years.
Mrs. Best is survived by her
FOREST GROVE. OREGON. THURSDAY. FEB. 22. 1917
parents, a brother, Wilford M.
Briggs, of Portland, and a sister,
Elizabeth M. Briggs, a teacher in
the Gaston schools.
Funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. Comstock in the Dil
ley Methodist church at 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, with burial in
the Forest View cemetery.
a jia n i iX fi a a ii K M i a a i M M a a a a — a,
S O C IA L N O T E S
On Saturday evening, at the
home of Mrs. P. C. Starrett, Mrs.
Harriett Robinson of E a s t e r n
Oregon entertained the Fleur de
Lis club at a 1 hard-time" party.
The gue-ts were cost umed tg ap
pear on the verge of poverty, but
there w a s nothing to suggest
"hard times” in t h e excellent
Miss Manche Langley Sunday
morning entertained at breakfast
I)r. and Mrs. E. B. Brookbank,
Dr. and Mrs. S. E. Todd, Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Caples, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Creel, Mr and Mrs.
Kay T. Williams, Mr. and Mrs.
O. W. Jones, Miss Myrtle Butler
of Redmond, Miss Bosco of Hills
boro and Vernon Burlingham.
Mrs. Samuel Randall enter
tained the girls of her Sunday
school class of the Forest Grove
Congregational church, at her
home in Cornelius Saturday. It
being a plea'-ant day, games were
played out-of-doors and a very
pleasant afternoon was spent by
the girls, at the close of which a
tasty lunch was served by the
A surprise birthday party was
given Grace Gibson at her home
Tuesday evening. The girls as
sembled in the darkened sitting
room and w a i t e d for Grace’s
home-coming and the surprise was
complete. A lively Virginia reel,
stepped oil to good music, started
off the evening. Half of the girls
played the gallant and manly part
during the entire evening, accom
panying and assisting the other
half. A dusky group appeared in
negro garb and entertained the
crowd with n e g r o songs, the
dramatizing of w h i c h brought
screams of laughter. Mrs Bush-
nell bestowed upon Miss Gibson
the rank of Fire Maker by pre
senting her with a Camp Fire
bracelet, after which the girls
joined in singing their Camp Fire
song “ Wohelo for Aye.” After
another folk dance, refreshments
of sandwiches, pickles, cocoa and
marshmellows, gelatine pudding,
oranges and cake were served
Those present b sides the Camp
Fire girls, including Mrs. Bush-
nell and Daisy Leonard, were:
Edna Mills, Miriam Corl, Kate
Roe, Myrtle Clark and Millie
Miss Bell entertained a number
of her friends at a dinner party
Friday night. Those who en
joyed her hospitality were Misses
Clark, Enchede, Messrs. Tallman,
Jones and Moore and Mr. and
Mrs. George VVithycombe of Gas
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hoffman
entertained a number of friends
Friday evening in honor of their
daughter, Mrs. Secour’s birthday.
Dainty refreshments were served.
Those who enjoyed their hospi
tality were Mr. and Mrs. M. J.
Abbott and Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Here Next June
A representative of the Foley
& Burke Carnival company was
in the city Monday and closed a
contract with the executive com
mittee of the Forest Grove fire
department for the appearance of
the company in this city June 26
to 30, inclusive, the department
to get a percentage of the receipts.
The company has added new at
tractions since its former appear
ance here and is now much larger
and more attractive, with Ferris
wheel, merry-go-round, dog and
pony show and many other new
attractions. Coming during the
soldiers’ encampment, the com
pany should have a fine business.
Barring Out Booze
Washington, Fe b. 21.— Abso
lute prohibition legislation took its
longest forward stride in the
Nation’s history today when the
House, after two hours of up
roarious debate, approved by a
four-to-one majority a Senate
measure which would raise an
ironclad barrier against importa
tion of liquor i n t o prohibition
It is expected to receive the ap
proval of President Wilson within
a week, adding immediately to
the "bone dry” territory about
one-third of continental United
The Woman’8 Club
The open meeting of the Wom
an’s Club will be held in the Con
gregational church parlors Feb.
The program begins at 3
Miss Miltimore will give a
paper on American Poetry, Miss
Bagstad will present scenes from
"The Honeymoon” a n d Mrs.
Hutchinson will sing a group of
An informal reception, with
light refreshments, will follow the
Each Club member may bring
Abbie J. Whitehouse, Sec’y.
The members of the Woman’s
Home Missionary Society enter
tained their husbands at the par
sonage last evening with a cafe
teria supper, a l e c t u r e on
"M exico” by Mrs. Susie Hatfield
and a musical program. The at
tendance was good and every
body had a good time.
The Aid Society met during
the afternoon with Mrs. Dunlap.
Harry Sandy, wanted in this
county for selling a stolen auto at
Cedar Mills last November, has
been arrested at ’ Frisco and Dep
uty Sheriff Hurlburt, who is in
’ Frisco after other prisoners, will
bring Sheriff Applegate’s man
back with him, saving Washing
ton county the expense of a
round trip by an officer. Sheriff
Applegate says he would have en
joyed the trip, but don’t believe
in the useless waste of public
Dr. H. R. Kauffmad returned
last evening from his eastern trip
and says he feels fit as a fiddle.
He had a pleasant visit with his
parents and old chums in Illinois
and is now ready to buckle down
Clarence Lenneville is absent
from high school this week on ac
count of an attack of the mumps.
CONDENSED NEWS NOTES
$1.50 per Year
The Sanitary Sewer
Still An Orphan
Durn the old ground hawg.
Have you had the mumps?
T h e committee recently ap
Mrs. H. R. Bernard is still con pointed by Mayor Paterson to
fined to her home with throat try to reach a compromise with
t h e Elliott Construction corn-
On page eight Goff Bros, have pany regarding the acceptance
something interesting for auto an(j price Gf the sewer put in by
said company, after a consulta
F. M. Starrett is confined to tion with the city's engineers,
his hotne with a boil on the back notified Mr. Elliott, through his
of his neck.
Portland bank, that whenever the
Tom Todd is confined to his sewer was placed in such condi
home this week on account of a tion as to be acceptable to the
severe case of the mumps.
said engineers, the city was ready
Let the Boy Scouts do your odd to talk conditions of settlement.
jobs. They earn their way. Call
As the Elliott company has al
0343- Ray Terry Williams.
ready brought suit in the circuit
Mr. and Mrs Joe Morley of court of Multnomah county to
Portland visited t h e former’s compel payment for the sewer,
parents in this city Saturday.
the courts will probably decide
Mrs. M. T. Sailor returned whether Forest Grove has a sewer
Tuesday to her home at Canby, or whethar the leaky contraption
after a visit with Mrs. L C . Misz. belongs to the Elliott company.
Gilbert Potwin has secured a
position as elevator conductor in
Headquarters James B. Matthews
the Northwest building at Port
Post No. 6, G. A R.
Forest Grove, Ore.,
Word comes from Portland that
February 21st, 1917
a son was born Friday to Mr. and
W’hereas, It has pleased the
Mrs. Floyd Allen, formerly of
Great Captain General of the
Universe to promote from our
Glenn Makin and Sam Cox,
o r' uTn’o’ ranks to the supreme ranks in the
who are staying at K. C. H ills ,,
Grand Army above, our be oved
have been taken with the mumps
’ _ . . , ^
comrade, Elias C. Smith, late
member of Company H, 62nd
Gertrude, the little daughter of
Regiment Illinois Volunteer In-
Mr. and Mrs Claude Smith, has
been quite ill for a week, but is a^ ri^, an
Whereas, By his death the
a kind father,
The Congregational Working
*“ * lo5t a
Society was entertainer! at the Ba'de and P « " * '« ” '
church yesterday by Mesdames a t™e
cltlzen’ now there,ore
Hogue, Hawke and Haan.
Resolved. By this Post, that
The seats for the public school
we tender the family and friends
play at the Star tonight sold so
of our deceased comrade our sin
rapidly that it has been decided
cere synjpathy in this our great
to repeat the play tomorrow
bereavement, and that his last
Miss Gertrude Allen entertained resting p ace shall be kept adorned
with the flag he helped to save,
her pupils at a skating part'7 in
and be it further
Hillsboro last Wednesday even
Resolved, That a copy of these
ing. All of them enjoyed it very
resolutions be presented to his
family and a copy be deposited in
Mrs. John Bellinger was called i
the records of the Post and be it
to Banks on Thursday on ac
count of the serious illness of her
Florence I Resolved* That the Charter
be draped in mourning for thirty
Mrs. J R. Reynolds has traded
her residence property on B
street for Portland property, but
The members of the W’ashing-
does not contemplate leaving the ton County Poultry Association
city at present.
met with President Lethin, at
A number of P U. students Moffat last Thursday evening and
surprised Miss Ruth Haines at re-elected the old officers, as fol-
her home Tuesday evening and lows: W. T. Lethin, president; G.
spent several hours very pleasant M. Littlehales, secretary; R . H.
ly with their hostess.
Greer, treasurer; G. A. Bryant,
Earl Loomis came over from J. Murrow ahd W. L. Benfer, ex
eastern Oregon, Friday, bringing ecutive committee. Three new
a bunch of horses down on the members were taken in. Mrs.
boat. He left Tuesday and took Lethin received a vote of thanks
some more horses back with him. for the excellent lunch she served
Newberg high school defeated the members.
Forest Grove h i g h » c W l . t
basketball in this city last Thurs-
day night by a very close margin
Satugday the Scouts formed a
—28 to 23 Tom Todd was the strl!’ g orchestsa-
star for the locals.
! . The meeting and dnll took up
E. B. Kelsey has purchased the *,8" a inp;
bakery and confectionery from! Tenderfoot Willis Goff is m
Arthur Griswold and thc latter c ^ r g e of Wireless and has a corn-
will turn farmer this year. Mr. p lde mll; R up;
. . .
and Mrs. Kelsey are now in
^ turdaJ ‘ he a**0“ ' 8 " 0rked
charge of their new place.
and earned their first $5.00
The members of the W. R. C.
and G. A R . are enjoying their
annual patriotic program a n d
lunch this afternoon in honor of
Washington a n d Lincoln.
excellent program has been pre
pared and a number of non-mem
bers are in attendance.
„ , N/ W f mbc,rs WCTe ™ ted ',n ° "
Wednesday after a bean feed.
Examinations were passed by
six new Tenderfeet.
nominated nominated J. W. Yan-
dervelden postmaster at Banks
and Roy E. Pritchett for Gaston.