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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1906)
FOREST GROVE, WASHINGTON CO., OR E ., THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1906.
I Property of Oregon Traction Company
Reported to be Transferred to
United Railway Company.
eral public is cordially invited to avail!
themselves of the privileges which the
reading room offers.
FRANCIS WALKER CONCERT
Nearly all of the stock of the Oregon
[Traction company has been transferred New York's Great Baritone Will Sing
to the United Railways company, a
at Marsh Hall Feb. 12
I new corporation organized by California
One of the most enjoyable concerts
I capitalists, who, it is believed represent
the year will be that of Francis
■H. E. Huntington and associates in
Walker, New York’ s great baritone,
■t he Los Angeles interurban railways.
r l he complete transfer of property who is to appear in this city, February
H e will be assisted by Mrs.
; nd franchises is to take place in a few
OLD YIELDS TO NEW
Old City Council Holds Last Session
and the City Fathers Elect
Annual Report ot the City’s Finances
Is Made— Prohibition Ordi
days when it will be ratified by a meet- PauHnC Miller ChaPman- F‘ T - ChaP'
man and Miss Waggerer.
|ing of the Oregon Traction company.
“ The old order changeth yielding
jT h e consideration is reported to be
the new” so sang Tennyson. Even
» b o u t $40,000 including the payment
did the old council give place to
J j f all indebtedness of the corporation.
new, last Thursday evening.
iok,H The new company asks for no finan- |
first part of the session was held
¡U n c ia l aid excepting the right to build
auspices of the old council.
“'“B a d operate. In Portland they h ave 1
Johnson called the meet
tud^Jetitioned for the use of Front street,
Roll call showed all the
franchises can be obtained, it is the I
city officers present
!) ^ lt e n t io n to develop an electric rail-
and S. B. Starrett.
ly system centering in this city but
lie principal objective points are to be
tside of the city. Forest Grove is
to be touched by this line within two
rs but Peak will probably be the
minus of the road. Peak, it is sup- j
e T, posed, is what is known in common \
bog pfjrlance as Gales Peak,
0f some sort is l0 be installed I Francis Walker, it is said, is t
greatest baritone that will be on t
tin B P i e ’ surely it is an ideal location for
Coast this year and Forest Grove
Mat c .tine hit :1.
particularly favored in having such
distinguished artist give a concert in
Hours for Reac'inj Room
' tlieMfiP'he reading and rest room is sup-
pHed with periodicals and magazines,
'ortland dailies and Forest Grove pa-
i are kept on file. The hours for
Te reading room are from 9 to 6 and
7 to 9. Arrangements have been
made by which the room will be open
1 ''^Sundays from 3 to 6 p. m. The room
j has now a front entrance. The gen-
Mr. Walker will not only sing but
will speak briefly on the historical set
ting of each number he renders. He
has appeared before royalty in Europe
In Boston, critical, exacting Boston,
he earned the title of “ the man with
The event will
be a rare treat to music lovers.
left I f e "
t k: I
and anything else you need in Bracket, Stair,
Rail, Gable Ornaments— in fact, everything
necessary for finishing up your new home.
These we shall carry in stock at our W are
house on North Main Street the coming season
and we will
Guarantee Our Prices and
Meet Ail Competition
lome and get our prices before buying
We are probably a little
green at the business but
“Rome was not built in
a day,” and you may de
pend upon us “Giving
You Satisfaction” in this
line as in our
^ A Car Load ofWIRJLand NAILS
“ be here in about two weeks
PUREST GROVE ,
t CALIFORNIANS TO BUILD RAILWAY
to know the business. I have nothing
further to say, at this time.”
The new mayor and new councilmen
then took their seats and after roll call
the mayor made the following appoint
ments on the various committees:
Finance— Starrett and Laughlin; Ordi
Street— Harris and Starrett;
and Health— Laughlin and Hoffman;
Water and Light— Hoffman and Camp
GIFT TO COLLEGE IS QUESTIONED
Suit Filed in Circuit Court in Which
Trust Company and University
A suit has been filed in-the circuit
court by George W. Stapleton, guard
ian of D. K. Abrams, against J. Thor-
bum Ross, vice-president of the Title
Guarantee & Trust company and W.
N. Ferrin, president of Pacific univer
sity, charging them with having taken
unlawful advantage of the feeble con
dition of Abrams in order to have him
make a large gift of land to Pacific uni
versity and Tualatin academy. The
property in question is a one-half in
terest in a 91-acre tract of land near
the Portland flouring mills and is al
leged to be worth $40,000.
W. R. Harris was chosen president
of the common council. Councilmen
Hollinger and Laughlin were appointed
as a special committee to draw up
rules of order.
John Thornburg then made applica
tion for a fire-hydrant to be installed in
the vicinity of his residence. The
It is charged that on October 16,
matter was referred to the committee
1903, Abrams gave a warranty deed on
on Water and Light.
A bill prohibiting the sale or giving the property to the trust company pro
away of intoxicating liquors within the viding that the land be held in trust
corporation limits was presented by for the university. It is said that this
j was done upon the solicitation of Mr.
At the continued session of the city Ross and that at the time Abrams was
The general routine of business was
The finance com-
mittee presented its report and the council held Saturday evening, Gounod- incompetent
to transact business,
following bills were allowed:
I men Laughlin and Starrett were absent. | Abrams, who is about 75 years of age,
Ordinance No. 147 relating to the pro- resides at Ridgefield, Washington, A
E W Haines, order of A Davi 3
rewinding of transformers. . $ 95 qq hibition of the liquor traffic in Forest guardian has been appointed to act for
Johnson & Co freight and dray 13 00 Grove was ordered published and him in Clark county, Washington,
C N Baldwin, labor..................
2 50 posted in three conspicuous places.
while Mr. Stapleton attends to his af-
Washington Co Pub Co brief.
T he new law, a very brief and con- fairs in Multnomah county.
Cake & Cake, attorney’ s fees
Mr. Ross says that the charges of
M Peterson, hardware. . . . . . "~1 25 c *se one’ provides that no person,
5 25 eithei by himself or by agents, shall fraud were made without foundation.
Hancock, Gordon & Co, team
2 00 sell, give away or in any manner dis- Mr. Abrams, said Mr. Ross, wished to
J H Wirtz, putting up booths
Hugh Smith, witness..............
3 20 | pose of spirituous, malt, or vinous j make a present to the Pacific univer-
W S Hudson, acct express. . . ______ j liquors, or of intoxicating compounds ' sity
| ! J of $25,000, and asked a friend to
$362 60 0f jjjy sorti within the corporate limits send for President Ferrin, who called
The chairman of the finance com- ! of the city. Any person violating the on the old man soon afterward. The
mittee presented the Annual Report law or any agent selling or disposing of matter, it is said,
talked over at
for year ending Jan. 1, 1906 as follows: liquors in Forest Grove, contrary to the this meeting and later Mr. Ross was
I ordinance, is subject to a fine of not called to draw up papers in accordance
less than $20 or more than $ 100 , or to ¡with the wishes of the old man.
Cash. Treasurer’ s report Jan.
1, 1905 .............................. $ 360
; | a jail sentence of not less than nine Ross declares that the company which
From County Treasurer(taxes )2C 31
days and not more than 20 days, or he represents is merely holding the
L L H ollinger..............
| to both fine and jail sentence. Any property in trust until it has been de
Lights ............................ 3990 _
2275 29 clt>zen may start action against violators cided that the land should be sold,
when the university will be paid $25-
30 00 of the law by filing complaint.
“ Haines P’ r Co (rebate)
“ E W Haines water col
Councilman Hollinger stated that the 000 from the receipts of the sale and
50 committee intended to frame a bill remainder will go to Mr. Abrams.—
“ J E Hazeltine, sidewalk
declaring what would be considered a Journal.
The first of the legal battles in this
This bill when enacted
go j “ nuisance.”
took place Monday morning be
“ City R ecorder................ ..................
25 will cover commercial clubs, pool-
Frazer in the arguing of a
Total $8817 4 0 1
Balance Jan. 1 1906,
$170 11 j The bond of Recorder J. C. Clark, demurrer filed by G. W. Stapleton
Interest on bonded indeb-
Warrant indebtedness, in
cluding interest........... 1085
Haines Power Co, light and
City Treasurer, salary and
Marshal, salary and supplies.
Recorder, salary e t c ........
S u p p lie s................
L a b o r .................................
Fire B ell.............................
M W Patton, horse k ille d ..
E W Haines, incandescent
l i g h t ...............................
Cash on hand, Jan 1. 1 9 0 6 ..
Bonded indebtedness $27000, inter
est 6 per cent per annum, payable
(d oes not include interest due on
Warrant indebtedness draws 4 per
A score of citizens had gathered to
see the passing away of the old council
and to witness the installation of the
new council. The ceremonies were
bri*f and thoroughly informal. Mayor
Johnson was asked to make a few
Ernest DeLashmutt et al to T
L Cone 15.25 acres in Thos
Stewart d i e ................................... 915
H L Burchell et ux to John
Hensley 40.75 acres in W
Pomeroy d i e ..........................
Mary E Behara to Wm M Gre
gory 7 acres in sec 17 t 2 s
r 1 w ..........................................
Josephine Robb to J J Wiggins
14 and 15 block 1
Curtis add to Forest Grove
C W Hendrick et ux to Eli
Poe et ux lots 1 and 2 block
Ed M cCulloch et ux to Aloris
Gassner 8.50 acres in sec 23
t 1 sr 2 w ................................
T J Hess et ux to J N Hoffman
8.64 acres in sec 15 t 1 nr 4
Christian Mauer to J N Hoffman
et al 100 seres in sec 15 t 1
nr 4 w .......................................
C S M cLeod et ux to J T Ger-
rish 20 acres in C Bridge d 1
c .............. ..................................
John Erickson et ux to A T
Courtney et ux lot 5 of J A
Reid’ s sub-division Five Oak 1000
Joseph Michels to Investment
Company 286.72 acres in
John T Jacob d i e ................
E L Wilhoit to L R Wilhoit s e
i of sw J sec 27 t 2 nr 2 w .
Edward W Paget. Final account
and report herein; 19th day of F eb.,
1906 time fixed for hearing objections.
Estate of John Strese. Will admit
ted j s probate. Gerhard Goetze ap
pointed executor. Bonds $1500. J
C Lamkin. Benton Bowman and W H
Wehrung appointed appraisers. Inven
tory approved. Valuation $755.00.
Estate of Conrad Schmeltzer. In
ventory and appraisement filed and
approved. Total valuation $3788.55.
Petition »o set aside household furni
ture to widow allowed.
Joseph Sutherland and
In The Court»
E. M. Ward, of Forest (j} rove, has
brought suit in the circuit dourt against
E. P. Cadwell of that city, for; $115.21,
for material furnished in the ¡shape of
lumber, and asks that a piece ijf prop*-
erty be sold to satisfy the claim.
Frank F. Knight of Forest Grove,
sues L. G. and W. C. Freeman for
$101.50 and asks that personal prop
erty cm which he holds a chattel mort
gage be sold to satisfy the claim.
The Freemans have been farming on
James Gerrish donation near
W . A. Munly, who appeared as at- the
torney for the company, this morning Gaston.— Argus!
j said that while it wished to get rid of
Subscribe for The News. $1 year.
its trust two parties, whose interests
were opposite, did not wish to have it
naming Mrs. Susie Clark as surety for against the complaint filed in the cir-
$250 was approved. The treasurer’ s cuit court last Decem ber by the Title
bondsmen are Fred Watrous and E. Guarantee & Trust company.
W. Haines for $1000. The marshal’ s company was made trustee of the land
bond will be acted upon at another' deeded to the university, and now
wishes to resign its trust.
P. W. Cronen handed in his resigns-
tion as superintendent of the City light
and water. It was accepted and a bill
for $9 for work done was ordered paid
to Mr. Cronen.
Until the new rules of order govern
W. M. Cake, counsel for Abrams’
ing the new council shall be adopted,
G. W. Stapleton, stated that
the meetings of the board of aldermen
given by the company for
will meet at 8 o’ clock p. m. on the
second Tuesday of each month.
P o rest G ro ve, - O regon
Marshal Lenneville was appointed
Paid up Capital, $ 2 5 ,0 0 0
superintendent of water and light.
COUNTY COURT NEWS
Sam Todd will have charge of that
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Councilman Hoffman asked what WaiTen W Miller to Clara
Hyersta nwj of ne I sec 17
the council intended to do concerning
t 2 sr 1 w W M .....................
the night watchman.
It was seen
Ernest Delashmutt et al to
that the subject would precipitate a
Elizabeth Cone 5 acres in
heated discussion and the council ad
Thos Stewart d i e ................
journed without taking action.
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
A General Banking Business
J. e. LOOMIS
President and Mgr.
V . President
Catholics May Build Church
HE L E A D S TH E BU N CH
FOREST GROVE, Ore. Jan. 22.—
A Catholic church will soon be built at
this place with a good membership, as
the church at Verboort, two and one-
half miles northeast of here, is over
crowded and this section is fast filling
up with members of the denomination.
A prominent capitalist here, not a
Catholic, has offered $50 toward build
ing the church, and many other busi
ness men will give smaller sums.—
remarks in the course of which he said:
“ I am ready to turn over the duties
of the office to my successor. I can’ t
say that I envy him his position. I’ m
Rev. Father Verhnag of Verboort,
glad my work is ended. I tried to do
my duty as I saw it and trust my was called to the ’ phone and was
asked for particulars. H e said: “ It’ s
successor may do the same.”
George Markee, the only out-going all news to me. I know nothing about
The Catholics have held services
councilman present was called on for a it.”
speech. He said in part: “ I’ ve hardly in Verts hall at various times, but the
been long enough on the council to bui. iing of a church here has never
learn the ropes, as they say.
O f , been seriously considered, though
C >urse there is a great deal to learn there is a goodly number of catholics
here and it has been a pleasure to me in tiiis city and vicinity.
The City’s Great. Pharmacy
Every Drug A rticle
GUT IN PRIGE
Pioneer Drug Store
CHAS. F. M ILLER , Prop.