X (On T GJIp ¿Fmi'st (formt lExpr^öö AN IN D E P E N D E N T W EEKLY NEWSPAPER Voi. 2. No. 7 A Valued Citizen Suddenly Stricken 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 eration. 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 Lutheran 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 grave. 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 customers. So popular was M r. Orth that the casket was completely covered with floral offerings from his fel low-employes and friends and neighbors. 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 lunch served. 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 hostess. ____ 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 Famme. 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 ton. 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. Williams. Carnival Company 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 states. 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 States. _______________ The Woman’8 Club The open meeting of the Wom an’s Club will be held in the Con gregational church parlors Feb. 26. The program begins at 3 o ’clock. 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 songs An informal reception, with light refreshments, will follow the program. Each Club member may bring one guest. Abbie J. Whitehouse, Sec’y. Methodist Notes 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 funds. 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 to work. 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 trouble. 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 owners. 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 Resolutions position as elevator conductor in Headquarters James B. Matthews the Northwest building at Port Post No. 6, G. A R. land. 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 Eddy. 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 ,, *T , . , , , . , ... .. Grand Army above, our be oved have been taken with the mumps ’ _ . . , ^ comrade, Elias C. Smith, late this week. 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 somewhat improved. ,# , , a kind father, The Congregational Working *“ * lo5t a the country Society was entertainer! at the Ba'de and P « " * '« ” ' church yesterday by Mesdames a t™e cltlzen’ now there,ore be it 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 night. 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 much. 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 further count of the serious illness of her Florence I Resolved* That the Charter little granddaughter, be draped in mourning for thirty Bellinger. days. CHAPLAIN. Mrs. J R. Reynolds has traded her residence property on B Poultrymen Meet 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 H . 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. An 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. President Wilson yesterday nominated nominated J. W. Yan- dervelden postmaster at Banks and Roy E. Pritchett for Gaston.