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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (March 24, 1904)
A Pleasant Surprise
A pleasant surprise was given Mr.
and Mrs. John Heisler, of Gales Creek,
last Friday evening. About fifty were
present. A royal good time was en
joyed by all and last but not least, a
delightful luncheon was served. Mr.
and Mrs. Heisler were completely sur
prized and will bide their time to even
up with the many kind friends and
Nebraska for the Far West
A party of seventeen Hooper people
departed Monday afternoon for Lincoln
and from there will go over the Bur
lington to various destinations in
Washington and Oregon, most of them
going with the intention of making
their future homes in that new country,
which is now being settled up fast.
Among those who go are some who
have been residents of this vicinity for
years, and have made the best of citi
zens, while others have been bom and
raised here. All of them leave hosts
of friends behind who wish them God
speed on their journey and success in
their new homes.—Hooper Nebraska
Elbert Wilson Found by a Diver.
The body of Elbert Wilson, son of
H. P. Wilson, has at last been found.
It will be remembered that Elbert lost
his life by slipping between the ties at
the McMinnville Railroad bridge at a
time when the new steel bridge was
under construction. Every effort was
made to locate the body of the unfor-
tunate boy but to no avail.
heart-broken mother made every effort
to find her boy and finally earned
enough money, together with what
she had previously saved, to hire the
assistance of a diver from Portland.
Mr. Bready the well known Portland
diver came Tuesday and starting in at
the bridge searched about 100 feet
and came upon the body in a good
state of preservation. The body was
brought to theGrove Wednesday mom-
ing. The funeral services were held
at the Free Methodist Church, Wed-
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and the broth-
ers and sisters have the heartfelt sym-
pathy of the entire community in their
Election of Officers
The annual election of the officers
of the Young Men’s Christian Associa
tion, of Pacific University, occured last
Thursday evening resulting as follows:
President, Emerson Baker, ’05; vice-
president, J. W. Philbrook, ’05; cor
responding secretary, A. J. Prideaux,
’06; recording secretary, Virgil Water
man, ’07; treasurer, Chester Fletcher,
’06. These officers will be installed
the first Tuesday night of the Spring
term of school.
Another Native Daughter of Oregon
has passed away
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Ly-
barger was attended at her residence
near Dilley, Oregon, on the 17th of
March 1904. She was bom in Yam
hill county November 4th 1854. Her
maiden name was MacCann. She came
to Washington county in 1860s She
was married to H. C. Roberts Novem
ber 14, 1864, to which union was
bom four children, two sons and two
daughters, all of whom are now living
in Washington county. Her husband,
H. C. Roberts died November 7th,
1887. She was again married to R.
S. Lybarger, October 7th, 1903. She
also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary
Baker of Ely, Oregon, and Margaret
Caves of Jefferson, Oregon, and three
brothers John and Henry MacCann of
Portland, and Edward MacCann of
Marion, Oregon. For twelve years
she has been an acceptable member of
the Presbyterian church.
“ Blessed are the dead who die in
the Lord from hence forth, yea, saith
the Spirit, that they may rest from
their labors, and their works do follow
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. F. S. Locke, pastor of the United
Evangelical church Gaston, Oregon.
From The A. P. A.
The News was very much surprised
to receive the following compliment
from the American Press Association
on its new make up:
“ We have received copies of the
News, in its new form, and it certainly
has an attractive appearance. It has a
clean well printed appearance, and in
matter and makeup will compare fav-
orably with papers published in larger
towns, in fact, there are few papers in
Oregon that would bear comparison.
It certainly is a credit to the publish
ers, and we trust the good people of
Forest Grove and vicinity will appre
ciate your efforts to give them a live
up-to-date weekly paper.
Trusting the News will grow and
prosper under its new management,
we beg to remain,
A merican P ress A sso .”
And the Wind Blew
The wind storm, last Saturday even
ing played havoc with the telephone
and electric light wires. The wind
was something fierce for Oregon, in
fact the worst storm that has ever been
witnessed in this section of the
country. Trees were tom up by the
hundreds and the telephone wires
blown down in many places. While
no serious damages were done the old
Oregonian was considerably excited
but the easterner dreamed of Nebraska
in its mildest days and slept on.
Prohibition County Convention
The Prohibition County Convention
was held at the court house in Hills
boro, March 18, and nominated the
For Senator, Daniel Staver, Forest
Grove; County Commissioner, J. W.
Eldridge, Sherwood; County Clerk,
L. L. Hollinger, Forest Grove; Sheriff,
N. P. Oakerman, Reedville; Recorder,
J. E. Hawkins, Hillsboro; Treasurer;
S. S. Barnes, Hillsboro; Assessor, R.
A. Carlyle; Hillsboro; Surveyor, E. E.
Emmil, Forest Grove; Superentendant
of Public Instruction, to be filled;
Representatives, G. F. Phelps and J.
F. Day, Hillsboro, and E. B. James,
The Central Committee are S. S.
Barnes, Chairman, J. E. Hawkins,
Secretary, R. A. Carlyle, Treasurer, N.
P. Oakerman, W. H. Connell, J. S'
Thompson and Lewis Ennis.
The Forest Grove delegation named
M. Peterson for Justice of the Peace
and Geo. W. Markee for Constable,
whose nominations were ratified by
Delegates elected to the State Con
vention at Portland March 29th and
30th were John M. Edwards, S. T.
Bowser, J. W. Wike, Wm. C. Adams,
Guy E. Phelps, Chas. F. Henry, John
Peters, W. H. Connell, J. H. Ray,
Mark Phelps, C. H. Adams, M. Edee,
W. K. Traylor, J. F. Day, G. W.
Doughty, S. S. Barnes, John E. Haw
kins, Wm. B. Young,,J. W. Eldridge,
Lewis Ennis, H. S. Sturdevant, N. P.
Oakerman, B. T. Smith, A. Dixon,
J. S. Thompson, Daniel Staver and L.
Mahara's Minstrel Company
The Mahara’s Minstrel Company left
town last Saturday feeling quite in
dignant over the illtreatment they re
ceived at the hands of some of our
towns people. During a change of
wardrobe several dollars worth of cloth
ing was taken from an open window,
and failed to be returned, conse
quently the management of the com
pany should not be to critically cen-
tured for showing offence at •’ n-
sult that proved their loss. Such con
duct should certainly be treated to a
strict enforcement of the law and the
parties brought to justice. Even
though the entertainment was not up
to the standard and did not altogether
meet with the wishes of our citizens,
vengeance should not have been taken
in this manner and no good citizen
should hold himself liable by commit
ting such an ungentlemenly act.
He that liveth in Forest Grove is
of few days and short of rations. He
cometh forth at dinner call; yea,
and at supper call he cometh forth
and devoureth the same. He has
grown to be very smart; yea, the
bosom of his pants is almost cut
Therefore the politician is my
shepherd. I shall not want. He
leadeth me into the Iron House for
my vote’s sake. He filleth my pock
ets with cigars, and my beer glass
runneth over. He inquireth con
cerning my family even unto the
third and fourth generation. Yea,
though I walk through the mud and
rain to vote for him, when he is
elected he straightway forgetteth me.
Although I meet him at his own
home he knoweth me not. Surely
the wool hath been pulled over my
eyes all the days of my life-. And I
will dwell in the barn with the jack
The above proverb was handed to
the News by one of our well known
and respected citizens, who is also
something of a wit.