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BOY SHOT BY HUNTER
FOREST GROVE, WASHINGTON CO., ORE., THURSDAY. JANUARY 30.
CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING.
FORMER RESIDENT DIES
INFLUENCED TO STEAL
Charge Takes Effect Over Eye. and in Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Hardin Pass Fiftieth I. L. Smith of Sheridan Passed Away Hillsboro
Right Hand— Hunter
Milestone of Happy Married
at the Ripe Age of Eighty
Money Stolen for Him
by a Lad
OREGON APPLE ALL
Field, the Famous
Man Passes Judgment
On Oregon Fruit.
ADKINS’ HERITAGE GROWS.
Seed Land in Tennessee. Kentucky and
Arkansas Included in
Hon. I. L. Smith, for over 30 years
Sheriff Connell is after Charles
Through the carelessness of some I Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardin cele
F'urther news relative to the Adkins
The January number of the Fruit
unknown hunter little Grant Alexander, brated their fiftieth wedding anniver a resident and business man of this 1 Doughty, aged 28 years, charged with Grower of St. Joe, Mo., the leadiug fortune which has been in the papers
son of Mr. and Mis. Robert Alexander, sary at their home north of this city, j city, died yesterday morning at his late robbery. Deputy F. T. Kane was in horticultural paper of the Middle West recently, is the following taktn from
I this city Monday searching (or the had an article bv Heurv Field, the the Sunday Journal.
living at Oak Hill west of this city, Tuesday, with a great many of their home at Sheridan, aged 80 years.
was seriously wounded by gun shot friends from Beaver City, Neb.
Mr. .Smith was born in Illinois and *u«itive. The complaining witness is famous seed man of Snenaudoah, Iowa,
According to Mrs. Hoare, the prop
At 12:30 o’clock the guests sat came to Oregon in 1870 settling at. Bruce Donelson, a 13-year-old lad, in which he said:
and narrowly escaped death, Saturday
erty is nearer to«being worth $20,000,-
down to a table that fairly groaned with Forest Grove. At one time he con who now occupies a cell in the County
evening about 4:30 o’clock.
"Apples «re scarce in this great 000 than $3,000,000, although the
The little fellow was playing out in good things to eat. Turkey, chicken, ducted a hotel here and for several .ail, as one of the principals in the af state of Iowa nowadays and the local exact valuation cannot be learned un
the orchard alone and Mrs. Alexander ham, jellies, dainty salads, seven kinds | years owned and operated the sash and fair. Young Donelson, who resides supply is mostly boxed apples from til careful estimates have been made.
l '*Was in the house when she heard the of cake and a long list made up the j ; door factory. He was a member of with his grandparents at Hillsboro, the West. I had my first experience A large part of the land which is now
shot of a gun ring out. As Mr. Alex menu.
I the Oregon legislature from this county Sunday morning entered the hired with a Spitzenberg the other day. The covered by the City of Nashville, Ten
Until 5:30 o’clock the friends of and highly respected and influential girl’s room and robbed her of over $30 groceryman had a box of Washington- nessee, is included in the Sevier grant.
ander was away from home she knew
that it was not him that was doing the Uncle "Bobbie” sat at the festive citizen of this place: a member of the and a gold watch.
grown Spitzenbergs in his window that
"Most of the laud is included in
The boy was taken into custody looked mighty good and I started in three large tracts, one in southwestern
shooting. She rushed out into the or board of good things and told stories G. A. R.. Methodist church and
chard to find little Grant badly bleed of the old life at Beaver City.
Masons. Five years ago he moved to shortly after, and says that Doughty in in to buy the whole box, but he said Kentucky, another in northeastern Ar
Mr. and Mrs. Hardin were married Sheridan of this state.
fluenced him to rob the domestic, and they cost him $3 50 and he would kansas and the third that upon which
ing. He had rec rived a shot above
the left eye and three had entered his in Missouri and moved from there to
His body will be brought to this that after the commission of the felony have to have -more than that, so I Nashville stands. This laud was all
right hand Dr. Hines was calipd and Nebraska where they lived for many city Saturday and the memorial ser- he gave Doughty the $30 and the backed down and compromised on given Captain John Sevier for his
with considerable difficulty stopped years. They came to Forest Grove l vices will be under the, direction of the watch. Doughty at once started east buying a dozen apples. When I got work on behalf of the little republic
about six years ago and have a host of Masons. Interment will be in the ward, and it is thought that he intends home and and started to eating on during the revolutionary war, and later
the flow of blood.
going to San Francisco for enlistment them I decided I wanted that whole an fettling Kentucky and Tennessee.
Grant was looking up into a tree at friends in the vicinity who wish them Buxton cemetery.
in the regular army. He is an ex box anyway, but when I got down
some birds when the shot struck him, many more years of happy life. Mr.
Captain, afterwards, general, Sevier
and a big charge of number four shot Hardin is 85 and his wife 70 years of James T., Cheney, Wash.; Geo. L. soldier and served in the Philippines. town I found that some one had beat.| was a companion of Daniel Boone in
His parents reside in East Hillsboro. I me to them. If there is anything the early settlement of Kentucky and
entered the tree by his side. The re age and both enjoying good health.
Among the presents received were: and Fred of Sheridan, Wy.; Mrs. Flora Doughty wears a stubby mustache, 1 finer and more nearly fruit for the gods the Blue Mountain districts, and he
port of the gun came from the barn,
and it is thought that it was the work a pretty glass water set, by Mr. and Kane, Portland: Will H., Mrs. L. Day but no beard. When last seen he than a Washington Spitzenberg, it can and Boone were together in several
wore a pair of blue army pants, a black
of some one that was hunting pheasants Mrs. John Taylor; beautiful fruit dish,
expeditious into what was then the vir
: Stewart, Mrs. Carrie Merchant, Reno, overcoat, and a black felt hat. He is ! have my vote.
in the kale patch near the barn as Mr.
A- L- Sexton; a gold lined silver
gin wilderness. It was for his daring
Nevada, and Elmer of Vancouver, about 5 feet 9 inches in height, and
Alexander says that he has noticed tea set, by the children; gold lined
Field, reminding him that Oregon also and enterprise in se'curing this vast
has blue eyes.
that the birds have been very thick water set, by Mesdames Thomas,
raised good apples and adding that, territory for the United States that the
Nichols. Jackson, and $10 in gold, by
^ th e re of Lte.
though there was a creek between the government granted him patents to the
BANKS MAN PRESIDENT.
It is not only out of season to hunt Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ramsey.
two states the quality of the fruit was land.
STATE C. E. CONVENTION not
Those present were: Mrs. Joe Lam-
the pheasants, *but Mr. Alexander has
After General Sevier’s death the
changed thereby. Mr. Field in a
F. Willis Chosen to High Office
trespass notices upon the place so the bert, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ramsey,
titles were misiaid, and his children
private letter to Mr. Hoge says:
fellow that did the shooting will prob Mr. and Mrs. John Prichard. Mr and
by Federation of Hardware ^ ! Endeavorers to Gather at Eugene.
" I am pleased to know that ft did forgot the existence of grants to land
Mrs. Abe Hardin, Mrs. A. Jackson,
ably not announce it.
not hurt your feelings when I was that was worth millions even then. It
and Implement Dealers.
The boy is about all right again and Charles Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
bragging about the Washington apples. was not until a great grandson, while
E. F. Willis of Banks is the last
Plans for the eighteenth state con Yes, I meant the remarks should ap looking over some family papers in
Sexton, Doc. Thomas and wife. Mr.
and Mrs. James Nichols, Mr and Mrs. man 'n Washington county in the cap vention of the Oregon Christian En ply to Washington and Oregon, both, connection with the Sibley claim, came
Baz Jennings, and fourteen grand ital list to pluck a presidential plum. deavor union, to be held in Eugene, but I thought after I had written it across the deeds that General Sevier’s
Editor Worthy of His Hire.
children and two great grand children. At a meeting of the Federation of February 20 to 23 inclusive, are well that some of my Oregon friends might descendants knew of their existence.
Hardware and Implement Dealers of under way. The state president, Rev.
One would think there was an old j
‘ feel that I was unfair to them, but any- Henry Hopkins Sibley of the confed
., . . D
the Western States, Mr. Willis was C. T. Huid, of Corvallis, announces
country editor in the Postoffice De
elected as its head ruler- He has just that a strong set of speakers is being : way the apples were rrighty good and erate army, inventor of the Sibley tent,
partment, making laws and regulations,
I wish I had two or three boxes of was also one of the Sevier descendants,
Of Dist. 75, for the month ending completed one year as vice president secured for the convention. The list them right now.
a good fellow, of the Tom Richardson
If express was and his family endeavored to secure
order, who is bound to give the boys Jan. 24: No. pupils attending during of the Oregon Retail Hardware and includes Rev..L. R. Dyott, pastor of not so high I would have you send the payment of a claim against the
a boost and bring them into their re
me a box of them from there. We government for the use of his invention.
ward. He must be a man of exper Those neither absent nor tardy during clining re-election in order to ally him Portland; Rev. W. H. Foulks, pastor can’t get any more of them here for
This was finally decided adversely to
ience, with the frailties of the delin month, Clarence Beard, John Garrigus, self with the fede-ation which includes of the first Presbyterian church of Port love or money. The only thing they the Seviers and Adkins, however, as it
land; President P. L. Ctrmpbell of the will offer us now is New York Bald was claimed Captain Sibley lost his
quent subscriber, that terror of the ed
itor and despair of the editor’s wifi, ; ton Shipley, Ella Garrigus, Mae Helt will undoubtedly include Colorado and University of Oregon; President Kerr wins or California Bellefleur, arid rights when he resigned from West
of the Oregon Agricultural college; neither one tastes good to me any Point and entered the Confederate
who in most cases is the financial zel, Florence Thornburg, Alvon Ship- U tah\
Revs. J. J. Evans, D. A. Thompson, more.”
"m an ’ of the firm. For lo, and be
hold. comes the ruling that papers, to Lester Sell, Carl Wilcox, Frances Sell. president. He is a native of Illinois A. A. Winter, and others.
Mrs. Hoare is a daughter of J. W.
The program is not yet complete,
get into-the pound rate, must hereafter
H. Adkins, of Forest Grove, Oregon,
be paid for by subscribers in advance, Ralip Wilcox, John Garrigus, Katherine times. His father was one of L*n- but it includes conferences’for the del
and a sister of Miss Lena Adkins, of
or at best cannot run more than a year Heltzel, John Heltzel, Newton Ship- coin’s bondsmen yvhen he was ap- egates, and open meetings for the
Portland, the maid who will also come
behind Well, wny not? All the pros ley, Merton Benefiel, Gladyse Phipps, j pointed postmaster of Salem, Illinois. people of Eugene; also three simul
in for a goodly share of the huge estate.
Mr. Willis was in the wholesale bus taneous meetings for Sunday afternoon,
p ered city publications adopted the Gladyse Benefiel, Nellie Beard, Marion
Mr. Adkins has seven children,-John
rule years ago, and it should be en Hopkins, Ella Garrigus, Pearl Thorn- iness for 20 years and was North est the last day of the convention—one
Adkins, Julia Adkins, Charles Adkins,
forced by. the country weekly as a mat burg, Chester Benefiel, Mae Heltzel, ’ manager for the D. M Auburn Mach each for men, women and children.
Mrs. McFarland, of Forest Grove, Mrs.
Florence Thornburg, Alvon Shipley, inery with headquarters at Portland for
The railroads have granted the usual
ter of plain business.
Trttes, Lena Adkins and Mrs. T. J.
one and one-third fare to all delegates.
If ever the laOorer is worthy of his Edith Garrigus, Otto Peterson, Sophia
Hoare. Arthur Adkins Jr., lives at
?bmmercia) man he says he likes Ore-
Eugene Endeavorers have organized
hire, it is the editor and publisher of Phipps.
452 Karl street, Portland, while Clara
gon the best—and Banks, where he the necessary committees, and will
ETHEL SMITH, Teacher.
the local weekly, plugging and boost
and Emma Dilley, two grand daughters
has been in business for over two years. provide entertainment for all accredited
ing year in and out for his home town
of Mr. Adkins, live with the Hoares at
and county, often worried ipto sleep »
550 Pettygrove street, and they will
How They Do It in Missouri.
of the entertainment committee, and
Marsh Hail will be the scene of a
less nights by visions of bil$ due and
come in for their mother’s share
A Boone man who has been down all name of delegates should be sent
payable and nothing on hand or in stimng contest in oratory Friday even
of the estate when it is finally settled.
right to meet them. It is safe to ven- ing of this week Six rival orators
It is believed that there are two
pucker says he didn’t see any clearing
There are between 200 and 300 of
tnre saying there is not a country pa will strive for first place in the annual
heirs to the estate in Richmond, Mis
per m the land that has not at this preliminary contest. This is one of
souri, seven in Colorado and one in
week for a man down there and when state, and an attendance of fully 200
date, from $500 to $1000 on its books, the big events of the school year and
California. Mrs. Susan Sevier, the
I he drew his salary the old man gave delegates is expected.
owing by "good fellows,” most of much interest is being shown in the
grand-aunt of Mrs. Hoare, is the only
him four coon skins to square the bill
Whom are of honest purpose, yet care coming contest.
one of the original family left, and thS
Two prizes, one of $15.00 and an He went over to a store and purchased
less or shiftless about paying up.
Hoares expect to go to Virginia to
These same "good fellows” havg plen other of $10.00 will be awarded to the a pair of mittins and some tocacco,
protect her interests.
ty of money on circus day, and when speakers receiving first and second I throwing down a coon skin in pay- formed into beautiful young maidens
I ment. The merchant put it under
they attend the county fair or other places respectively.
berore your own eyes, to be given bv
B. H. Laughlin went to North Yam
An excellent musical program will I the counter, rang it up on the cash the Ladies Maccabees, at Greenville
public diversion, or when they think of
hill Monday, to attend the funeral of
it at all, say to themselves they will be given in connection with
Hall, Saturday night, February 8th, at
his aunt, Mrs. Delia Smith, who died
pay some day. They meet the news- speeches. Mrs. Pauline Miller Chap- two weasel skin* ,or ch an g e.-E x .
8 o’clock sharp. Music by the Brass
in Portland last Saturday. Mrs. Smith
paper man with a cordial shake of the man, of the Conservatory of Music,
Band of Banks. Admission 25 and 15 people comes to Verts Hall on this ’ormerly lived in North Yamhill and
hand and compliment him on the will sing two numbers and this in it-
Friday night, January 31, presenting leaves, besides other relatives, a
food work he i« doing, but that is all, self should attract a large number of
After the Entertainment is over the the Country Squire, a deiightful and daughter, Mrs. John Roberts of Banks.
while he wonders if the Creator gave people,
Ladies will give a Leap Year dance. refreshing old fashioned comedy by
The News is laying plans for pub
tome men a double allowance of gall
James Hoover of Beaverton, com
Everybody invited to come, 'and La James A. Kent. This company is one
In mistaken fear he hesitates to cut
dies bring the purse. Dance tickets of the best, playing all the large cities mitted suicide Sunday morning by tak
edition. It is not the intention to 50 cents.
ing strychnine. He did not appear
Friday evening, February 14—Val
and no doubt will receive a well melancholy previous to the rksh deed
■ The day of deliverance is at hand; entine’s Eve—the firemen of this city include the regular edition in this
has and the first his wife knew of it was
henceforth the sign goes up “ Cash up will give their regular annual dance in special number, but make it en
when he came to her and asked for a
and no grumbling.” —Sunday Oregon the Masonic Hall. Heretofore the tirely separate, and in the form of a
The open meeting of the Woman’s field and comes to this city with glow
firemen’s hop has been one of the magazine of about the size of the Club has been postponed from Mon ing press .notices from all over the drink of water. When asked what was
j social events of the season, calling Youth’s Companion. There will be day, Feb. 10, until Monday, Feb. 17, country. It is not often that the peo the matter he merely pointed to tne
paper in which the poison had been
Word From State Board of Health, forth capital patronage, and the affair
3000 copies printed, one being on account of the Club not being able ple of Forest Grove get the oppor wrapped and was dead within three
Recorder Hog«, receivid the other promises to be just so this year. By
to secure the church parlors where the tunity to hear a top notch production quarters of an hour
Hoover was 49
y a letter fiom the State Board of patronizing the event the lovers of the sent »to every subscriber of The meeting was to have been held, until of this sort but Mr. W.illiard believe;
years old and leaves a wife and three
the latter date.
in keepiog his Thespians keyed up for children. He lived a mile and one
ealth concerning the local board in
M r s . A. B. T o dd .
ich the following instructions are joyment. but will help to buy fixtures The edition will be known as the
their work in the larger cities— hence half west of Beaverton.
and paraphrenalia for the fire boys.
he makes the towns along the line Brown of Hillsboro held an inquest.
Board of Trade number and will
‘‘What your city council should do They have done good work the past contain every possible bit of infor
He will show at the Marquam theatre,
to give Dr. Hines their united sup- year and deserve a big turn out Valen
The colered show people created
Portland, Saturday night. Mr. Willard
mation concerning Forest Grove
rt and insist that every physician in tine’s Eve. Tickets will be $1.00.
excitement here Ft day
Tonight the local talent entertain
mrt vicinity handsomely illustrated
s city reports promptly to the local
st noon when they gathered at Par
ment company will give its first show try Squire-.”
alth officer all cases of contagious
son’s corner for their horn exhibitior.
with numerous views. It will be in Vert’s Hall. Tickets have been
New Fire Insurance Co.
Music may have charms for the hurran
isease has been quarantined no one
printed of heavy book paper and
going rapidly, and an enthusiastic lot
As an outcome from the difficulties
a release the quarantine exc-pt the
species, but from the way that Mr.
we hope to be able to fill 24 pages
I take much pleasure in andbunc Baker’s four horses cut up on hearing
health officer. Your community which arose at the annual election of a
laugh over the monologues, readings,
ing to the citizens of Forest Grove and the brass band would indicate any
bill find that it pays in the long run to board of directors for the Bankers and and to insure this to be the best
insist on absolute quaranrine, even in I Merchants Mutual Fire Relief Associa publication of its kind ever at the melody of the quartet and song- vicinity that I have secured Mr. Lee thing else but charming music for the
"suspected cases, and also to insist on tion some two weeks ago. it !s under tempted in Forest Grove we have ' sters. The Hebrew Farce is a dandy. Williard and his Eastern company of steeds. They cut loose with a yood
some twelve players for one perform gate, turned around the corner, and
thorough dVnfection stood that a new company is to be or secured the services of Walter Hoge,
ance of "T he Country Squire” a com raced with break neck speed down
before releasing from quarantine. I ganized. Fred. A. Watrous, former
edy in three acts,in Verts Hallson thi* Main street, now on this side of the
shall send Dr. Hines a set of record state agent for the above company, is who. as a writer, is well known in
Gale Grange No. 282 will hold its Priday night. January 31, and person- road and now the other. Zip, they
books for keeping stitistics which will on the road in the interests of the new this community. A limited amount
greatly facilitate his work.”
company and it is understood that he of advertising space will be sold to regular monthly session on Saturday, i | ally guarantee all who may attend a took the GoT corner and down Pacific
avenue the four horse team ran as Ben
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has almost enough business pledged
gether with biographical sketches Of Feb. 1st, 1908, at 10:30 o’clock a. clean, delightful and refreshing per Haris steeds of old. They were
m. The questions to be discussed formance)
Miss Behe Johnson, who has been to begin writing insurance according
stopped near the feed stable. The
dMKttending St Mary s Academy of Port- to the state iaws. The name of the new our most prominent citizens and are: The Parcels Post and The proper |
funny thing about it was that n t a can
it im e for planting grain. A full attend-
J- HENRY WiRTZ,
land, returned to her home at Spring company will be the Pacific Hr c : their pictures.
j ance is desired.
Manager Verts Hall. was lost nor a bit of butter churned.
ul farm iast week.
j Mutual Fire Insurance Compahy.