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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 17, 1907)
FAULT LIES WITH CITY
the clairvoyant and palmist, who read ent of publifc instruction. Salem; Dr.
the hands of the take-off Freshmen Clarence True Wilson, pastor of Grace
furnished much fun for the audience. M. E. church, Portland; D. H. D.
His Sophomore patients did some neat Sheldon, instructor in state university,
Eugene; Prof. L. R. Traver, principal
I impersonating and clever skits.
But the big event was the take-off of training department, Monmouth
by the Juniors on the “ Bridge of the Normal; Prof. L. R. Alderman, super- ]
SO j | Gods”
as dramatized and produced by intendent of Eugene city schools, Eu-1
the Senior class last year. Vergil gene; Miss Cornelia Marvin, secretary
j Waterman took Sam Lawrence’s part of library commission, Salem; Mrs. L.
j as chief of the Willamettes and ex V. Sweesy, instructor of music, Berke
tracted a bunch of loud giggles by his ley, California; Robert C. Yenney, M.
| address to his tribe with the conclu- D., secretary ot the state board of
| sion: “ My words are ended. Sambo health, Portland; Hon. W. J. Kerr,
In the ne'ghborhood of 1200 dairy-1 pet. Mr. Farber further urged the
Forest Grove, Ore., Oct. IS, 1907. of it in the city, then the people would has spoken.” His head gear—just a president of O. A. C., Corvallis.
On November 1, a meeting of the men from all over Washington countv dairymen to read and become intelli-
MR. EDITOR: —In your issue of the know who was at fault in case of feather duster poked down into his
10th inst., your criticism seemed a trouble. If anything goes wrong the nether garments, was neat Miss Helen school officers of Washington county i met at the Korest Grove Condenser gent in farming, saying that the intelli-
will be held in connection with the in Saturday last for the second Annual gent farmer can raise twice the amount
little severe, at least so far as it ap general public will not know whether Chandler as Minnie Heidel was ex
stitute. This is the first meeting of Patrons’ Day Celebration, and the I per acre as his uninformed brethren.
plied to the undersigned.
the fault lies in the furnishing of the tremely good in her love making with
school officers called in this county and whole crowd went home after the pro Increase your dairy herd with the best
About seven years ago as most of current or in distributing it.” This,
tt promises to result in much good gram was over praising the event as | breed. The company has imported
your readers in this city know, a con Mr. Editor, was well said, and nothing
toward promoting the interests of our the best and most successful meeting i two car loads of registered Holstein
tract was let for furnishing electric has ever happened to cause any trouble splitter.
the dairymen ol this county has ever i bulls from the east and intends to sell
Miss Bertha Homes—a la Miss schools.
current to the city of Forest Grove. with the lights in any part of the city
them out to the patrons of the con
George Claxsom, a jolly sort of a held.
This did not include the ditribution of that a large number of people have not Esther Silverman the seer—had a neat
densers on easy terms, with part cash
the electric current to the citizens, felt that the fault was with us. Some prophecy of the fall of the Seniors and fellow who had been with the circula
but provided for bringing it on the city times it was, but many times we had the succession by the Juniors. The tion department of the Journal for sev and watched the demonstration of the payment and the remainder deducted
from the milk check. “ Do not lear
lines, and there the responsibility of nothing whatever to do with it and had bridge fell and all crouching around in eral years and who had made this town milk machine and exchanged ideas as ;
for the demand is lar
the party contracting ceased.
Pre no authority to do the work that would a circle with their Indian make-up on often and was an especial friend of the to the different phases of the dairy farm
they gave the death wail, and all was LaCourse family, committed suicide by from their standpoint, and took pleas greater than the supply and is increas
vious to this contract the city of For remedy it.
hanging himself in Portland a few days ure in viewing the twenty fine regis ing at a rapid rate. Carnation Crea.u
est Grove employed a man whose duty
If the city of Forest Grove will pay over.
He had been in Eastern Ore tered Holstein bulls which were on is shipped to Russia, Australia and a
it was at all times to see that light and me a sufficient amount of money to
Herbert Arnston presided at the ex
consignment has been sent to the Fiji
on the special edition of exhibition.
) water was furnished to the citizens as employ a good competent man to look ercises and the following representa-
The condenser was thrown open to Islands. The dairy business insures
they required; to see that the lines after the lights and water in the city ' tives spoke besides the above program: the Journal that was recently got out
| were always kept in proper condition for one year, I believe they would not S. B. Lawrence, The Index; Miss and when he returned home he found everybody and there was hardly a soul the farmer against any panic in this
country as the foreign prices will pre
' and, in short, to see that every citizen see fit to change it thereafter. There ■ Gladys Hartley, Kappa Delta; Robert his wife and daughter seriously ill there but what wore the badge of the
serve a market. We will buy all the
received full value for what he paid.
is not another city of this size, I be Imlay, Gamma Sigma; H. L. Bates,
milk you can produce and our sales
In basing the rate of the electric lieve. in the state of Oregon that does Social Union; Miss Jessie Hoge, Philos; bought a couple of lots and put up a
man will boost and advertise Forest
current in that contract, the actual cost not have a man who practically puts in W. E. Gwynn, Alpha Zeta; Miss Esther new house and got to brooding over chinery in operation and for these there
Grove and Washington county.”
was ascertained, that is, the exact his entire time looking after the lights Silverman, Y. W. C. A.; Ralph Abra-
J. W. Bailey, state food commis
amount that it cost the city to furnish andj water of the city. Someone, per ham, Y. M. C. A. and Veinon Gould, which is assigned as the reason for his in operstion, the rapidity of the solder
sioner, gave a capital address and said
its own electric current, and the con
that in traveling the world over one
of the whole factory.
tract was let for several hundred dol ford it, but the records will show that
On entering a badge was pinned on could always tell the minute he strikes
lars less. No part of the salary of the when the city run its own electric plant
each guest from the office and as they a dairying community by the thrift and
man who had charge of the lines was they ran behind and did not pay ex- J
passed on into the next rooms a big prosperity of its people. The houses
counted, as it was assumed that this penses, ^nd under the present arrange
barrel of cider served to lay the dust ] and buildings of the farms are always
man would still be required to look af ment the'eity is receiving for light and
better and they are a happy people.
and slack the patrons’ thirst.
ter the lights and water as before. water more than twice the amount they
He urged the farmers to increase their
However, soon after the contract was
herds with better cows “ as there is no
entered into the man taking that place eral years during this contract, the city I
danger of over production. There
was let out and no man has ever been has received more net revenue from was completely severed at the elbow miles north of here and valued at into the large storage room, priming never has been a time when the state
employed to fill this position from that this source than from its entire tax;
was producing more nor a time when
day to this, save and except at a salary and I believe it would be money in | from the shoulder down last Saturday fire Sunday night about eleven o’clock. H. Stewart mounted the platform at there was a greater demand.”
of from $10 to $15 per month, some the treasury of the city to make such |
C. A Malboef, general freight agent
at his home two miles west of here the institution. This is the third time lunch, prepared bv Mr. Villigher of the
parties have been employed to do some arrangement.
of the Southern Pacific, gave some in
of the work along those lines.
It has been intimated that the city
burned to the ground and the second and were merry for almost two hours teresting figures on the effect of the
. . .
The fact is that part of the time dur could do better by furnishing its own injuries.
time on the very same location and when cigars and ice cream were dis dairy on the freights on their line. The
two milk condensers in Washington
kept in fairly good order and part of the case, they can secure the return Saturday afternoon and left for his foundation. Both other times there tributed, and then came the speech county, one at Forest Grove, the other
home about 4 o clock. As soon as he
the time little care has been given of their contract at any time.
H. H. Stewart called the meeting at Hillsboro, furnish more cars of milk
I make this statement simply to arrived he began work with another complete.
order and introduced Senator Ed to ship in a year than there are cars of
The general public hold the under show that I do not feel that I am . to but a few moments thereafter as he how the fire caught only that some ward Wright Haines who gave the wheat shipped along their entire West
signed responsible when anything goes blame for the conditions existing, and turned from the saw that he stepped one has it in for Mr. Lyda and has de add ess of welcome. Mr. Haines ex Side line from Portland to Corvallis. In
wrong with the lights, as they do not I do not wish to blame anyone.
on a rolling stick which threw him termined to burn the mill as often as tended the glad hand from the rostrum 1900 their freight receipts from Wash
know who else they should blame. fact, the matter has been allowed to headlong toward the saw. He threw it is rebuilt, for the fire in the fire-box to all present, and then spoke of the ington county were $1 75,000, this year
Since the rains came this fall the lights go without proper attention and care. out his right arm for protection and it was completely out when Frank Rals power the condensers have had in they will be $1,000,000. No other
in Forest Grove have been very poor, If they should not wish me to furnish came in contact with the buzzing saw, ton, the engineer, left for his home building up this city until now there county in the state ha.-, shown such an
in fact, in parts of the city, especially this man, for the good of the city and being completely severed at the elbow. last Saturday night. When an employe are in the neighborhood of 3000 peo increase in business as Washington
so, and there is no wonder the citizens the service, I hope they will select I His left side was badly bruised which passed through the buidling at ten pie living here. And while the town county, and it is today the greatest
someone who will go over the entire
bave causeJ a hem°r; o’clock Sunday night, there was not a has grown rapidly the condenser has producing section of the state, judging
If you, Mr. Editor, would spend an system and place it in proper condi-1 « th° uKbt
by the freight furnished the Southern
e 1 arm was manff'e(i sign of a fire, and the mill was in grown still more rapidly. Mr. Haines
hour with me, I can show you or any
frightfully. Doctors Hines, Via and ashes by eleven. The work was that had formerly been in the mercantile Pacific road.
citizen of Forest Grove, where a large
Large were summoned and dressed of a firebug evidently.
business in this city and said that he
(Signed) E. W. HAINES.
part of the trouble lies. In south and
the wounds and it was thought that he
NEW DEMOCRATIC PAPER
Two years ago Monday morning, was in a position to know the financial
southeast Forest Grove on almost every
would easily recover but Sunday morn April 10, 1905, at about half past two condition of the old line farmer and
circuit, both primary and secondary
FUN ON FOUNDERS’ DAY
ing he passed away, the immediate the Lyda mill was burned to the ground the dairy farmer. The old liner har
Washington County Democrats. Want
wires are in the trees and against the
cause of his death being due to a without a bit of insurance and that vested once a year and got his pay
limbs, and when the trees are wet, P. U. Students Celebrate Beginning of htmorrhage in the chest which was burned last Sunday was built on the
check annually. He paid his bills at
instead of the current going to the
Rumor was current in Hillsboro
consumer it goes to the trees and
Ruel Bisbee was born in Clarinda, discovered Sunday night at 10:45 two- left them over for the next year. But
ground. Not only is this true, but ia
Many a moon has waned and fulled Iowa, and was 39 years of age. He thirds of the whole building was envel the dairyman gets his check every Monday that Washington county was
a part of the city the wires are so over since the equal of the Founders’ Day ! came here with his parents, Mr. and oped in flames and had it not been for month and meets his bills every month. to have a democratic newspaper. In
lo ad ed that the loss is very great.
Exercises of yesterday at Pacific Uni Mrs Martin Bisbee, in the eighties. a change in the wind from the west to He not only has enough to square all as much as the Hillsboro Argus, since
it passed into the hands of Mr. Guild,
During the last five years in this city versity. There was not a slow number He graduated from Pacific University the southeast all of the lumber would
accounts but is loaning money to his
has been made into a republican paper,
I have never known of a copper wire on the program and the riotous laugh with the class of ’96 since when he
have been burned despite the desper neighbors. While Washington is now
it is understood that it is for this rea
being taken down because it was too ter that followed the production of each had been running his father’s farm on
the banner dairying county of Oregon,
ate fighting'of the men.
son that the democratic element feel
small and a larger one replacing it number^jy the different classes caused Gales Creek. He leaves a wife, his
The only accident was suffered by the industry is yet in its infancy.
the need of an organ that will exp'oit
Now, we all know that the amount of I the audience of college folks and towns- parents and a brother, Del Bisbee of Ray Northrup of Glencoe, who was re
President Ferrin began his talk in a
its side in this county. It could not
light consumed is very much more i people to laugh until their sides were Portland.
turning from the Grove and stopped to humorous strain saying that all were
than twice what it was at that time, so sore indeed. The yells of the four
The funeral services were held Tues- fight the fire. In jumping from a slab patrons for when the milk of the cow be learned where the paper was to be
. . .
located but it is thought that Hillsboro
if the wires were none too large then, academy classes and tnose of the col- day under the direction of the Knights conveyer 20 feet high he wrenched gets thin we always
take down the Car-
. . .
they are certainly very much too small lege vied with one another for suprem of Pythias of this city at the Naylor his back badly and strained the ten nation
____ _ I | wriU be selected as the place as that
would be the center of the political
acy until the whole auditorium was a cemetery.
dons of his ankles.
the economic law that wealth comes
field. It is said that a conference was
The city of Forest Grove has never veritable bedlam. Founders’ Day
(B y T h a tc h e r C o rresp o n d en t.)
owned a portable volt meter to test its
jjjg day for the students, in fact the
He held last Monday in the latter city
We are called upon to chronicle the feet per day and there were 33 men lumbermen and the farmers.
among the prominent democrats both
lines and circuits when citizens com biggest of the year and in ye olden
death of our friend and neighbor, Ruel
from here and Hillsboro and all the
plained to find out where the trouble times cane rushes and class scraps were
M. Bisbee, who was injured by being the mill and 13 in the camp on the mers had produced $7,000,000,000 the arrangements were perfected to launch
was and some people have had just not at all out of the ordinary.
thrown across the woodsaw which sev
cause for such complaint.
This day is celebrated in honor of
were in to be filled, not only from the of the nation fifty years ago He urged the new paper. Rumors have been
We have gone over our lines from the founding of Pacific which was in ered the right arm below the elbow local trade but some big bills from the the farmers to send their boys and girls | j current here and at Hillsboro for some
power house to city twice a year and 1848—the local institution is the old and mangled the left arm. The shock east. This has been a banner year for to public schools, high schools and time to this effect but it was not until
Monday that any tangible evidence of
have cut every branch that touched est college in the northwest and the of the accident proved too much for the Lyda sawmill and the demand has college.
the fact presented itself. vAnd it was
the wires. We have soldered every second oldest west of the Rocky Moun his system and he died Sunday morn been better than ever before. The
ing, Oct. 13, about 6 o’clock. His
hinted, too, that one of the present
joint to prevent loss, but the branches tains.
wife was in Portland at the time of the loss will not only be a severe blow to eaperiment station at Corvallis, gave a
have not been trimmed from the city
The three big features of the day accident, but on receiving a phone its owner but will be a serious loss to splendid talk on “ Winter Feeds” rec- coun? Pa‘,fM Dro^
to swilch over
lines this year at least, and not a joist were, the take off of the Sophomore
very ommending kale as the most whole-1 u*t0 ,he democratic column.
on the copper wire has been soldered class by the Freshmen; the work of the message secured a livery and accom difficult thing to get lumber.
some of winter feeds. But a few years !
so far as I have learned since Joe Sophomores themselves;and the"Bridge panied by a brother arrived home in
Mr. Lyda will not rebuild as he says ago only a farmer here and there giew
Bailey left the service seven years ago. of the Gods” by the Juniors which was
the 2 year < Id
We have a Standard Volt Meter in in fact the best bit of work that has before he breathed his last.
and it seem as though he cannot shake agriculturists raising it for their cattle. ! son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Taylor of
the central station here that any per ever been gotten off at the varsity as
said “ He had not an enemy ” He it off. He has been in the sawmill Richard Scott of Milwaukee, has been the Waggner Addition, died yesten.ay
son can see at any time and read, and a laugh provoker.
was a kind neighbor, always ready to business all his life and his father was | growing kale for the past 29 years. By after an illness of about twenty day*.
if the same fails to show 104 volts at
About twenty freshmen marched on
the pioneer sawmill man of Washing j forcing its growth by means of a hot j The funeral will be held tomorrow.
anv time, then we are at fault and are to the platform sucking their bottles grant a favor if in his power and will ton County.
\ bed early in the spring it will be ready
not furnishing the proper toltage; but, and sticks of striped candy and all took
for feed by August and will last until
instead of this, on account of the loss, their seats in a long row while Fred
April. He urged the farmers to make
Hawaiian Damsels Our Guests
Newberry of Seattle, and
we never think of carrying less than Knight called the role of the “ fake”
Annual Teachers’ Institute will be
use of the bulletins prepared by the former ForeifY Grove .hoy, will start a
There will be an informal recep
110 to 112 volts, and this can be seen Sophomores. Each responded with a held in the court house at Hillsboro,
government, for, said he, it is that man new laundry here. He was in the city
tion this Thursday evening in Marsh
at the car barn at any time. This loss little original jingle which made some October 30, 31 and Nov. 1.
that can cut down his hours and make today and made all arrangements to
Hall, to enable the citizens and stu
and trouble from trees and branches clever hits. Dick Abraham sang a par
Supl. M. C. Gase has been planning
a success of his business. Three clas start in abou. a month. He will put
not only affects the system in Forest ody and the whole bunch joined in on for some time to give the teachers of dents to meet the Company of ses of bulletins should be had by the in new machinery and conduct a I rst
Grove, but makes it impossible to fur the chorus. The climax of their work, Washington county one of the best in young Hawaiian ladies whom Mrs.
farmer: The one on Milk Fever. An j class laundry.
nish outside of the city.
however, was the
presentation of stitutes ever held here and from the Edith Tozier Wetherred is conduct 1 Example of a Modern Farm, and Dis j
When the aforesaid contract was en “ Maud’s” kind to the “ Softy mores.” able corps of instructors engaged such ing through the state.
Mrs. McCuue and her »on O m ar
eases of Horses and Cattle.
There will be music bv the visit
tered into, the late Hon. David Smith, The donk was exceedingly real as she is insured. Among the instructors and
When H H. Stewart introduced H McCone and bride were visiting their
former mayor of thiy city, remarked, was led upon the stage and hurled lecturers employed appear the names ors and others and all are invited to E. Farber vice president of the con friends Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hoffman
“ That contract is ill right but the away srith her hind foot when one got of the following prominent leaders in come and welcome our Hawaiian denser*, he said that all families have last week, and have returned to t. eir
Eight to ten Thursday pets and that of the five factories of tne home in Nebraska Mr. McCune just
perty furnishing the current should be familiar with her hands.
paid for looking after the distribution
company the one »here is Mr. Farber s got his brulc in ¿cattle.
Leo Amzi, alias C. Franklin Koch,
Hon. J. H. Ackerman, superintend-
Second Annual Meeting at Conden
ser Big Success-Good
•Communication to The News
Places the Blame, But Of
fers a Remedy.
LYDA’S SAW MILL
MET DEATH BY
STEAM WOOD SAW BURNS THIRD TIM E