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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1905)
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FOREST GROVE, WASHINGTON CO., ORE., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1905.
“OREGON IS UNITED”
welcome in behalf of the city. Mr.
Haines said he was peculiarly happy
for the privilege to welcome snch dis
H e extended
them the hospitality of Forest Grove
Portland Business Men’s Excur stating that the excursionists had been
searching throughout Eastern Oregon
and the east portion of the Willamette
sion Given Reception at
Valley for the four-leaf clover, ever
since they had started on tffeir whirl
wind trip. “ But, gentlemen,” said he
“ here in your own back yard, is the
four leaf clover, the Queen City, the
Greetings Are Exchanged Between most beautiful spot in Oregon.” In
vivid language, he set forth the re
Metropolis and Home
sources of our city and county and
then paid compliments to Portland and
the new era of business prosperity into
which it is entering. When the
speaker affirmed “ Let us all talk and
Seldom has Forest Grove displayed work for a united Oregon, the hall
such civic pride and public spiritedness rang out with shouts of “ Good, Good,”
as it did Friday evening in the rous from the visitors and applause from the
ing demonstration of welcome given to merchants and citizens.
the Portland business men’s excursion Haines’ speech was a fine effort and
on its arrival to our city. Besides the Senator was the recipient of many
local business and professional men, congratulations.
several hundred citizens were at the
H . M. Cake, president of the Port
depot to greet the Portlanders. Not land Commercial Club, made a short
withstanding threatening showers, the address in which he referred to the
ardor of the waiting assemblage was kind of man who is of no benefit to a
not dampened. When the train rolled town—the kicker, the pessimist. The
in the Forest Grove band played judge’s epigram, “ Put your feet down
patriotic music and the crowd cheered. on the kicker in your own town,” was
The party was immediately taken to wildly cheered.
the parlors of the Colonial Hotel, where
J. F. Carroll, managing editor of the
an informal reception was tendered the Journal, followed in an effective speech
visitors. The time to be spent in our brimful of wit and humor. Mr. Car-
town by the excursionists was of such roll stated that Portlanders h d prob
duration, that it was thought best not ably known more of the east side of
to take the visitors to the business part the Valley than of the west side, but
of the city. Carnation however, aglow that the journey home through that
with scores of electric lights ex district was a revelation to many of the
tended a welcome warm and cordial, \ excursionists. He expressed his ap
such as a gracious hostess only can preciation of the progress made in
various lines of business and believes
At the hotel after a few minutes that Washington County is destined to
were given to the exchanging of greet become the greatest dairy center of
the slogan “ O-r-e-g-o-n is the Willamette Valley and to even
U-n-i-t-e-d” roared from the throats of wrest the diadem from Tillamook
the Portlanders like unto the thunder county. Forest Grove’s proximity to
ous accents of a college yell.
Portland, thought the speaker, made
Judge W. H. Hollis, secretary of the the growth of our city sure and sub
Board of Trade, made the introductory i stantial besides affording a market for
address, presenting State
Senator | all our produce. Mr. Carroll stated
Haines, who delivered the address of that the party was sorry that the jour
ney through Washington county could
not be made in the day-light.
W. H. Chapin made a few remarks
about the opportunities that were
offered Washington county in dairying.
H. L. Pittock, business manager of
the Oregonian, for 53 years a resident
of the Webfoot state, delivered a brief
address thanking Forest Grove for the
whole souled, whole hearted reception
extended to the excursionists.
The visitors left for Hillsboro after
having given three cheers and a tiger
for “ Forest Grove, her people, her
college and her prosperity.”
Portland business men made a fine
impression here and the motto “ Ore
gon is United” was brought closer to
the hearts of the citizens of the college
The arrangements for the informal
reception were made by a committee
of business men numbering fifty
A special meeting of the city coun
cil was held Saturday, Nov. 18., to
consider the bill presented by F.
Howe and Fred Milne for hauling
of gravel in front of and abutting
the lots belonging to C. L. Large and
W. G. McEldowney.
amounting to 832, was allowed.
Another meeting was held Nov. 20,
for the purpose of employing counsel
to assist Judge W. H. Hollis in dam
age suit of Dewey vs City of Forest
Grove. S. B. Huston has been em
ployed to assist in that case which is
to come up this term of court.
COUNTY COURT NEWS
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
A T GOIT BROS.,
M ONDAY, NOV. 21
Come and get a cup of Nichol
son & Son’s Best Blend Coffee
and hot biscuits
Q ooked in 3 m inutes on the
G O FF B R O S .,
FOREST GROVE ,
PROFESSOR IS HONORED MORE RAILWAY RUMORS
Farmer Demonstrates to His Neigh
bors that “ Split-log Drag" is
Effective in Road Building.
Dr. Coghlll Named as Investigator for Extensive Railway Plans Are Made
Necessity, we are told, was the
mother of the “ split log” drag, a con
trivance that promises to advance high
ways toward a par with those of
Europe. The discovery was made by
D. Ward King, who had become dis
gusted to see his teams cut down in
flesh and worn out, and the terrible
wear and tear on his vehicles sooner
than it should have been, had the
roads been kept up in good condition.
Macadamized roads were suggested but
the cost was such that unless some
cheaper method was offered the farm
ers would not take it up and unless the
movement was general it would be
Finally one day he patched up a
contrivance which afterwards became
known as the split log drag. His ex
periment was limited at first, to the
distance between his gate and that of
his neighbor’s farm. He kept drag
ging that portion of road for three suc
cessive years before he had a single
convert. His neighbors, typical Mis
sourians they were, needed to be shown
andhe did show them, too. The result of
King’s experiment was such that the
road was oval, hard and smooth.
There were no ruts, no rough places,
no muddy spots, no holes. Rain fall
ing on it only served to harden it.
The bed of the road had a cement-like
solidity that defied rain and refused to
be turned into mud.
Miles of road have been dragged in
Missouri and Iowa and the dragging is
being kept up for it is effective.
those states, prizes are offered for the
best mile of country road. The split
log drag has come to be thought the
one thing that would make roads good
and keep them so at a little cost.
This is the way the Missourian dis
covered that dragging the roads was ef
fective. Standing one day looking at
a hog wallow and thinking of his drag,
he began to wonder why the sides of
the wallow, which had become dry,
were so hard and smooth. He made
an examination, which showed him
that the hogs, wallowing in the water
and mud, had mixed the two into a
sort of mortar. Then, the sides of the
puddle being perpendicular, the water
had trickled off and the cement-like
mud had dried hard.
The experiment made in this city
and elsewhere in this county, if kept
up persistently, will decide whether or
not it is successful under Oregon con
The road supervisors of Marion
County report that the split-log drag is
a success wherever it has been given a
thorough trial. The improvement on
the roads where the system has been
put in operation, is noticeable.
The Wlstar Institute of
Public— Lytle Begins Work
Institute Promotes Research Work Wm Reid Is Incorporator of Bregón
Along Biological Lines— Pacific
Seacoast Railway Company—
to be Benefited
Another high distinction in the
realm of science has come to Pacific
University through the recent appoint
ment of Prof. G. E. Coghill, Sc. M. Ph..
D., instructor in the biological depart
ment of the university, as Investigator
in connection with the Wistar Institute
of Anatomy and Biology of Philadel
phia. The object of this institute is
the promotion of advanced study along
biological lines, particularly research in
the field of neurology, comparative
anatomy and embryology.
The Wistar Institute is the central
station for anatomical research in the
country and has on its scientific staff,
resident and non-resident, the leading
anatomists of the country. The insti
tution has a yearly endowment of more
than $40,000 with which to carry on
its work. While not so large as the
Carnegie Institute, the work of the
Wistar is more specific in its character.
The benefits to accrue to the local
college from this appointment are
many and far reaching. The institute
sends out, prepares or collects, material
for its investigators; it acts as conser
vator of series of specimens already
studied which should be preserved for
further reference; it offers the best
working library in the country and its
laboratories are equipped with the
most modem apparatus for research
and thorough investigation.
About a year ago, Dr. Coghill was
elected to membership in the Ameri
can Association of Anatomists, a society
which has among its members the
leading experts in that domain of
science. He is also a staff collaborator
to the Journal of Comparative Neurol
ogy and Psychology in which many of
his articles have appeared. The Wistar
Institute has invited him to spend his
sabbatical year at that institution. He
may not ask for a leave of absence,
but the professor’s intention is to do
work theie immediately after the close
of the college year.
William Reid, formerly secretary of
the Portland, Nehalem & Tillamook
Railway Company recently announced
that a new company organization had
been incorporated under the name of
“ Oregon Seacoast Railway Company.”
Construction of this road is to begin
next March. It proposes to make a
connection with Northern Pacific at
point where it will bridge the Willa
mette and proceed northwesterly to
Cornelius, in this county. It will then
run on a line between the waters of the
Nehalem and Dairy creek,
through Columbia county to the Ne
halem River. Branches are to be ex
tended through Clatsop and Tillamook
counties, touching Tillamook Bay and
Nehalem Bay and Nestucca Beach.
It is also proposed to run a line from
South Portland through Forest Grove
to a connection with the main line at
the Nehalem River. In addition, a
net work of lines is proposed through
Clackamas, Washington and Yamhill to
Nestucca Bay; also another parallel to
the Seacoast and connecting with
the Santa Fe.
Oregon & California R R Co to
Mrs. Ann Smith n e i of w i
sec 29 t 2 n r 2 w ............... 8 100
P H Marlay to Jennie Arm
strong s e 1 of s e J sec 24
t l s r S w .............................
John M Wall et ux to Thomas
Talbot i interest in blk 8
G H Baldwin to J W Fuqua
part of blk 1 Walker add to
Forest Grove........................... 2600
James Stitt administrator to F
W Cady tract in Steel’s add
to B eav erto n ........................
Lizzie McAllastar et al to F W
Cady lot 1 blk B Steel’s
add to Beaverton...................
Mt Hood Brewing Co to Fran-
ziska Weigand lot 0 blk 27
August Dober to Fred Dober
i interest in 80 acres sec 27
t l s r 3 w ............................. 1000
J F Schoch to Clyde T Ryan
Report comes that the good people
30 acres in sec l t l n r S w
of the neighborhood north of Banks
H H Davies to J L Washburn
have been the victims of an impostor
n e i sec 19 t 2 nr 5 w . . . .
who declared himself to be a land
Theresa Malitz to Robert Ma-
His scheme was to obtain
litz J interesthn 40 acres in
Wedding Bells Ring.
from one to two or three days’ board
D B Dustin d i e .................. 1000
and lodging from several of the farmers
John Gleason to Nellie Hyland
of that locality by making pretense to
et al interest in lots 1 and 2
The M. E. church parsonage was buy their ranches. A man of about
sec 2 0 t l s r l w ................
5 the scene of a nuptial celebration,
fifty years oi age, wearing a patriarcha,
Samuel Stratton to John Brown
Wednesday afternoon. The contract beard and of ready, mellifluent speechl
all of s i sec 9 t 2 n r 4 w. 2500 ing parties were, Mr. Charles LaFollette
the newcomer had but little trouble,
S D Smalley et ux to James
of Salem and Miss Lennie LaChapelle it seems, “ to work” the unsuspicious
Bryden et al n w i sec 19 t
of Portland and the pastor of the ranchers. The individual would look
3 n r 4w.................................
1500 church, Rev. L. F. Belknap, pro
the farms over thoroughly, stating
! J W Fuqua et ux to G H Bald
nounced them husband and wife. The that he would return soon to close the
win part of blk 40 Forest
bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. deal. The supposed land buyer has
I G rove......................................
500 LaChapelle and is a former resident of
delayed his announced return but the
E J Lyons to Lena H Whit
this city where she has a large circle farmers “ are next to him.”
more part of blk 1 Simmons
of friends. The groom is the son of
| add to Hillsboro....................
700 the Hon. LaFollette of Marion County
Frank Suess, the catcher for the
and for some time has been private Portland Giants baseball team who is
secretary to U. S. Senator C. W. now playing in San Francisco against
He attended college here the Seals of that city, is a former Cor
Estate of Peter Spielings. Inven Fulton.
nelius boy who obtained his baseball
tory and appraisement filed and ap and the union is the happy culmination
experience on the various aggregations
proved. Total valuation $3720.50.
of this county. This is another instance
; Petition to sell personal property tion under the “ Oaks of Pacific.”
Mr. and Mrs. LaFollette will make in which a Washington county boy is
winning fame for himself and renown
their home in Washington, D. C.
Estate of Anna Eliza Williams. In
for his native town.
ventory and appraisement filed and
approved. Total valuation $760.
Married, Nov. 15, at Portland, Ore., \
Estate of James Sloan deceased. Mr. Mason Stanard of Portland, Ore. I
| Administrator authorized to sell real and Miss Lottie Wilson of this city.
estate for $250 cash and $300 payable The wedding took place at 8 p. m. at
j on or before ten months after date.
their own home on 144 East 18th St., j
Estate of T. H. Tongue deceased. only a few relatives and intimate !
Petition granted authorizing adminis friends being present. Rev. Allen of
trator to execute deed to W A Bellin the Presbyterian Church officiating.
ger, now held in the name of T H They will be at home after Dec.
j Tongue, Trustee.
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MISSOURIAN SHOWS THEM
Ferdinand Malitz deceased. Final
account and report approved and es-
i tate closed of record.
Guardianship of Herbert L Britton a
minor. M B Bump appointed guar
dian. Bonds $300
Estate of W A Britton deceased.
Final report and account approved and
estate closed of record.
W. H. Parkins of Gales Creek, has
sold to the Mason, Ehrman & Co., of
• Portland, his prune crop of 32,500
pounds at 4 J cts, per pound.— Pacific
The job department of The News
has just completed the Church Direct- j
ory and Year Book of the Christian
church, of this city. The pamphlet
shows the membership of the church
to be 139 of which 26 are non-resi- J
dents. It contains cuts of the church
building and of the pastor. It also
gives the names of the officers of the
different church organizations and will
prove valuable for reference.
city merchants have contributed by
advertising their firms liberally.
C. F. Sanderson, the pastor, is to be
congratulated in introducing this inno
Efforts are being renewed in Port
land to repeal the franchise granting
the Southern Pacific the right to use
Fourth Street. Property owners, it is
said, are practically united in their de
sire to terminate the present franchise.
It appears to be the opinion of legal
advisers that the Portland council has
the power to terminate the franchise at
Chief Engineer Wanzer of the Pa
cific Railway and Navigation Company
and E. E. Lytle, its president, have
completed a resurvey of the Hillsboro
yards, where the proposed Tillamook
railroad connects with the Southern
Pacific. Equipment to begin the
work is now on the way from the East.
Charles Lytle is the superintendent of
construction. The old grade of the
Portland-Nehalem-Tillamook line will
be utilized for a distance out of Port
land, two miles of which are ready for
William G. Hale, a member of the
P. U. graduating class in 1903, has
been appointed auditor of the Randall
Dining Hall association at Harvard
University. Mr. Hale is attending the
university law school at Cambridge,
Mass. His home is in Hillsboro. The
appointment carries with it some re
The hall accomodates
more than 1,000 students and accounts
of more than $200,000 pass through
the auditor’s hands. The news was
received by the friends of Mr. Hale
with much joy.
The faculty of the P. U. Conserv
atory of Music will give a concert in
Portland, December 19. Mrs. Pauline
Miller Chapman, who has appeared at
various church recitals and receptions
in the metropolis, will be heard on
that date in her first public concert.
She will be assisted by Prof. Chapman,
violinist and by Francis Walker, the
famous New York baritone.
Wilma Waggener will be the accom-
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