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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1905)
FOREST GROVE, WASHINGTON CO., ORE., THURSDAY, JUNE, 8,
VOL. I I I .
PRAISES FOREST GROVE
Cul. E. Küfer of the Salem Journal,
Visits the Prettiest Town
Sees Beauties of Washington Co. and
Forest Grove From High
Col. E. Hofer of the Capital Journal,
Salem, visits Forest Grove and sees the
“ What a pretty place Forest Grove is!
I took a run up the other day from
Portland, and the hill country one
passes through is only surpassed in
beauty by the famous Waldo Hills.
On the train I met C. B. Greer, of
Lebanon, on his way to Chareshojm,
Alberta, where he has a daughter liv
ing. H e has resided five years in
Oregon and has a son coming out
from the old Minnesota home to live
in Oregon. He was taking a crate of
strawberries to Alberta to surprise the
people there. H e is an old Grand
Army man, and I promised to send
him a paper, and he said he might
On the train was Wm.
Hilleary and wife, going to the State
Grange. They are substantial pillars
of that organization and deeply inter
ested in the independent telephone
that has now connected so many of the
smaller towns of Marion county. The
most important thing in Forest Grove
is Pacific University, a school of great
influence in the development of Ore
gon. The school has five buildings
and a thirty-five acre campus. Prof.
J. R. Robertson, of the chair of history,
married a Salem girl, Miss Minnie
Lansing, a daughter of the distin
guished Quaker nurseryman, C. F.
Lansing. Robertson is a plain and
WASHINGTON COUNTY DAY AT THE
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION
unassuming man who works like a
The Congregational Church
horse, has held his job ten years and
The Congregational church, Sunday,
has horse sense enough to treat a
June 11, Children’s Day, 10 a. m.,
newspaper man right. I met Presi
Sunday School Rally.
dent Ferrin, a plain hard-working
member of the school be in place.
man, who teaches mathematics, puts
11 a. m., in the church, “ Temple Oregon Traction Begins Work To
on no airs and is well liked. H e was
Praises,” a carol service by the chil
Washington County day was a literature, there 70,000 printed slips of dren. The program will include the
dean two years, and has presided three
day and Road Will be
paper, a sort of confetti, with such baptism of children and reception of
years, and is a practical college man. hummer.
Finished Dec. f.
Notwithstanding the short space of sentences as “ Meet me in Forest members into the church. 7 p. m.,
Miss Farnham is the lady dean, instruc
tress in art and literature. She is a time in which the committee had to Grove, the prettiert town in Oregon,” meeting of the Young People. Topic,
very competent teacher, and exerts prepare and advertise the event, it was ‘There is plenty of room for you in “ Not Ashamed of the Gospel.” 8 p.
the refining influence flowing from the one of the most successful under Forest Grove,” “ The best schools in m., Evening service of song with
possessor of high ideals.
I met a takings ever attempted. The inclem the world in Forest Grove in Forest preaching by the pastor on “ The Cars on Portland, Nehalem & Til
number of other mtmbers of the facul ency of the weather was perhaps the Grove” etc., etc., were promiscously Bible as a Source of Moral Power.”
lamook R. R. to be Run
ty, and they strike one as a superior cause of detaining a great many from strewn everywhere, on everything, and Thursday evening at 8, meeting for
teaching force. The standards of the going, but as it was, over 400 people j in everything—all over!
conference and prayer. Subject, "The
ning by Oct. 15.
school are high, and the young men from this station made a holiday of | From one o’clock until two a recep- Need of More Thorough Knowledge of
and women are as fine a lot as one Tuesday, June 6. Every business tion was held in the Oregon building, the Scripture.”
Some | Mrs. Walter Hoge, president of the
wants to see in this world, or could house in town was closed.
All sorts of railroad news is coming
hope to meet with in any other. I trouble was experienced in getting a Lewis and Clark club, assisted by Mrs. VALLEY IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE
to light this week. The Oregon Trac
met the two bankers of the town, Hon. special excursion train and nothing Dr. Bailey, Mrs. S. B. Huston of Hills-
E. W. Haines, the senator, and R. M. definite was known about it until the ] boro, Mrs. C. B. Buchanan, of Cor- To Meet At Independence
Next tion Co. is distributing ties along the
. route and the work of construction will
Dooley, of the Fanners’ and Merchants’ eleventh hour when it was necessary to nelius, Senator Haines of this City and
Monday and Tuesday
others, composed the reception com-
begin on Twelfth street, Portland and
bank. This is the newer institution. advertise the fact with large posters.
The excursion train left Gaston with^ mittee.
work out this way owing to the delay
He was formerly with the Wells Fargo
June 12 and 13
in receiving the rails from the east.
At two o’clock a column was formed
bank at Portland. I asked for Haines some 80 persons aboard and a large
Will French, who has been em
and some one said he was up at the number from Dilley was also on the and headed by Innes band, marched
The Willamette Valley Improve
State Grange. I might have known train when it reached Forest Grove sta to the auditorium.
ment League which was organized at ployed with the O. T. Co., is now in
Five cars all gaily decorated
Col. Harry Haynes of this city, and Salem last winter, will hold its first the employ of the contractors and has
that, as he is one of the numerous can tion.
didates for governor.
Col. Harry with banners, were on the siding and member of the Board of Trade, acted convention at Independence on Mon been engaged in purchasing feed for
as chairman and announced the pro day and Tuesday of next week. Forest the horses of the construction gangs,
Haynes, one of Forest Grove’s nearby long before train time were filled.
The various committees in charge, gram which consisted of speeches by Grove will be well and ably represented also locating campsites,
farmers, stole a march on one of the
condidates for governor who was pre and appointed for one thing and an Jefferson Meyer, president of the Ore by Col. Harry Haynes and Judge W. j The Journal of Monday says:
sent by introducing him simply as other, worked hard so that not a single gon State Commission, who welcomed H. Hollis, who have been placed on
Ground will be broken this week for
“ Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Friend.” thing to mar the occasion, should be Washington County to the Exposition, the program to discuss the following the Portland-Forest Grove electric line
The advertising com- Hon. W. K. Newell was next and he subjects, “ The Suburban H om e,” and j of the Oregon Traction company. The
And Col. VVithycombe blushed as red left undone.
as Col. Jim Eddy used to when he mittee arranged a large batch of print- j spoke most enthusiastically of the “ Ownership of Public Utilities,” the contractors will leave San Francisco for
was on the Oregon Railroad Commis ed matter. Cream colored badges county’s resources, etc. Mayor Cor former by Col. Haynes and the latter I Portland tonight. The steel has also
sion, and had reduced a natural gift to with the simple inscription “ Forest nelius of Hillsboro, followed and had by Judge Hollis.
been shipped from the mijls at Peublo
a fine art. But to leave the governors Grove,” was distributed and with every much to say concerning Hillsboro, also
Among the other prominent speakers and Pittsburg, and material will be on
and return to Col. Harry Haynes, who badge the Pacific Coast Condensed stated that that city was an open town are Gov. Geo. E. Chamberlain, Col E. the ground in a few days for the con
came to Oregon on a stretcher, was Milk Co. gave a handsome carnation and had no "blind pigs.” President Hofer of the Capital Journal, Salem; struction ot the line from Front street
nursed back to life, health and strength as a boutonniere, emblematic of the W. H. Goode was next and he too. I Mrs. Edith Tozier Weatherred, Port to the top of the hill west of Portland.
by a Woodburn girl, who was a nurse famous Carnation Cream, which is welcomed the visitors.
land; Judge Ryan, Oregon City; Tom
“ Yes, we have an order for the T
Judge Hollis of this city was next Richardshn of Portland.
in Dr. Coe’s sanitarium at Portland, manufactured here. The flowers were
rails for the Oregon Traction com-
and is today one of the real farmers of soon exhausted but not until everyone announced and on the subject of
The program will be interspersed | pany’s line and it will be filled at once.
Oregon. Haynes has a discerning eye was supplied. Many were compelled “ Forest Grove, its Location and Re with music, and a band will be in In fact, the rails have already been
The attendance. There will also be a loaded and started for Portland from
about the beauties and natural products to wait for the regular train as the en sources” was well received.
of this country. H e says nowhere in tire seating capacity was taken long Judge stated that while it was not his clambake, and a barbacue is talked of. the mills of the Colorado Iron & Steel
fortune to have been born in Oregon, The program will commence Monday company at Peublo,” said J. R. Bowles
the world can they produce as fine before the start was made.
At Cornelius at least 150 persons in he has decided to make Forest Grove afternoon at 2 o’clock, and will be
looking women as in Oregon and that
of Bowles & Co., Portland agents of
is pretty near the truth. Col. Haynes special cars were attached and the and Washington county his home al continued through the evening and the that firm.
“ The mills have been
served in the Union armies, has three merry excursionists were sped along ways, because it is his choice of all the next forenoon.
crowded with work and the entire order
wounds, a happy disposition and has
cannot be filled immediately, but we
The annual school election will be
The connty seat was reached on Robertson of Pacific University was
outlived political aspirations to a larger
will get enough rails here at once to
schedule time and four more cars of next, on the subject of “ Its Educational held Monday, June 19, a*, the school
construct the line to the top of the
jolly Washingtonians were taken on. Institutions and Beautiful Homes” held
hills, and the remainder of the order
Hillsboro brought her famous lady use attention of everyone. He de electing a new member to the board
will follow as needed.”
band which added to the attractive picted the beauties and comforts of a in the place of.C. N. Johnson whose
ness of the excursion.
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residence in the city of the oaks and term expires this year.
At points the rest of the way in, bore his hearers away on the waves of
people in bunches of twenty, thirty contentment.
and forty were taken aboard and packed
W. H . Marsh of Cornelius, was next
in the already crowded cars.
heard and he predicted that as Corne
Forest Grove was perhaps the most lius was between Hillsboro and Forest
conspicuous because of her abundance Grove, his city would be the metropolis
of advertising matter which was scat while the latter places would be the
tered, all day long, over the grounds suburbs— and we believe it will come
Successors to M cN A M E R 4 JOHNSON
and the city. Besides having a thous true.
and booklets, descriptive of Forest
The trains left the Union depot at
Grove and vicinity, 5000 cards on 10 p. m. and on schedule time dis
which were printed beautiful street tributed its fatigued burden at their
scenes and shady nooks so numerous various destinations, weary but very
in the Grove city. Aside from this happy.
Johnson & Johnson
HARDWARE and MACHINERY
The above cut shows the Champion of all Mowers.
W e have both the draw cut and Wabble gear in 4 1-2
and 5 foot cut, also the Champion hay rake 8, 9 and
10 foot in hand or self dump, Myers hay carriers and
pure Manila rope, not standard Manila as as some
dealers sell for PU R E . W e sell nothing but the best
goods money can buy.
Now is the time to Paint Your House or barn a
good coat of Paint. W e’ll save you money; we have
the best paint money can buy.
iams, a little dearer than some others but has greater
covering capacity and guaranteed pure, so costs less
in the end. Also White Lead and Lifjseed oil at
lowest prices. Come and let us figure with you on
your paint job.
A full line of Plumbing Goods always on hand.
Stoves fitted with coil and hot water tank and work
absolutely guaranteed, if we do your work and it is
not satisfactory, we expect no pay.
Get your work
done by someone that knows how to do it.
W e can
refer you to a number in town we have done this class
of work for, if you want references.
Goff B ro s
FOREST GROVE ,
extent than prevails among Colonels in teaches penmanship, and certainly
general. I met the newspaper men of holds the record for long service as
the town. One of them, J. F. Woods, knight of the Quill in Oregon. I had
having recently come here from to go out and see his $34.75 Plymouth
Springfield, Lane county, where he Rock, St. Louis Fair first premium
established the News. I met W. H rooster, besides express charges. That
Hollis, who has practiced law for twenty bird cost more than many Oregon
years and has clients galore. He cannot cows and is worth more than many
charge so very much or he would be horses.
Garrison shipped over 500
starting several banks. Like the man settings of eggs this year and he has
in the Scriptu.e, he took me up an hundreds of fine birds. Forest Grove
exceeding high place and showed me is a no-saloon, no-cow town. No bikes
the kingdoms of Washington county. are allowed on the walks. You can
The city owns its light and water plant, neither take a drink nor scorch, unless
taking the latter fluid from Gales Creek, you go to a drug store and there you
a famous trout stream. If any fish must present a doctor’s certificate,
come through the water pipes of Forest | and prove that you are a member of a
Grove I presume they are brook trout, church or a Good Tem plar's lodge in
instead of bullheads and suckers that good standing and want it for medicine
we hear of in some other places. But only. It is said that Senator Eld.
off from the high water tower one gets Haines is the only man in town who
grand views of grand old Washington has never violated the ordinance. The
county. Twenty-six miles east lies Cornelius family are as numerous over
Portland, across the Tualatin Plains here as the Applegates in Douglas
I Strung along the base line road are county. I met J. W. Cornelius, who
Cornelius and Hillsboro. Dilley and has a livery stable business here and is
Gaston are to the south. West are the a brother of Marshal Cornelius, of
vine clad hills leading to th ; Coast Salem. One of the industries of Forest
Range, wheie fine grapes are grown Grove is the Crescent mills, run by
and wines are made. To the north are Wm. Haines and J. A. Thornburg.
twelve miles of plains, of marvelously They sell flour locally and ship to
beautiful farming lands, set with oak Portland and San Jose, Cal. The prin
trees like a mammoth park. In fact cipal industry of Forest Grove is the
Forest Grove is a natural beauty spot, Carnation Cream factory, which employs
in a setting of emerald hills, shining sixty people and sends out several
meadows, and the horizon on a clear car loads of canned, evaporated cream
day spangled with snow peaks. I was weekly. They are building a new
fed like a prince at the Laughlin warehouse to accommodate their grow
House, kept by B. H. Laughlin, one ing business.
At present they are
of a famous old Yamhill family of In paying the lowest rate for milk ever
dian fighters. I called on Hon. Chas. paid, $1 per hundred pounds. They
Hines, one of the faithful thirty three have averaged 81.26 4-7 per hundred
who stood up for Senator Fulton in the pounds the last year. The factory has
fight of 1903. I met so many Buxtons been in operation 2 A years and is a
I cannot remember them all but they branch of the one at Kent, Washing-1
will keep. They are all active men in ton. Twenty-four wagons gather milk
business, show up in Republican con
from a territory having a radius of
ventions, as State Grange officers, and
miles. The manager, E. L.
all-round good citizens of interior Ore
gon. I met my old friend, J. M. Callendar, placed me under obligations
Garrison, Chicken Garrison, one of the for courtesies and information, although
first men I became acquainted with in no visitors are allowed to go through
Oregon. He raises fancy chickens
1847 Roger’s Ware
Teaspoons, per set, - $1.00
Knives & Forks,
Abbott & Son