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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1908)
ANDREW THATCHER IS DEAD
PIONEER CROSSES DIVIDE.
Published every Thursday by The Adrianus Vandervelden. One of the
Washington County Publishing Co., * Founders of Verboort Settlement.
Died at Age of 62.
Another Pioneer of the Verboort
Entered at the post-office at Forest
settlement has joined the silent ma
Grove, Oregon, as second class
jority. Adrianus Vandervelden, aged
32, who died Thursday at Verboort,
Subscription $1.50 Per Yeai was born at North Brandant, Holland,
Advortiilng rates mads known on
where he lived six years. He came
to America and migrated to De Pere,
Official Paper of City of Forest Grore Wis,, where he lived until he removed
to this county about thirty-three years
Official Paper Washington Co. ago. Mr. and Mrs. Vandervelden with
four other families founded the Hol-
A. E. NOHRSE..................... MANAGER
i land parish which has become one of
J. F. W oods .............................. e d it o r
the richest agricultural sections in the
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1908
A widow, whose maiden name was
Washington County Pioneer
Away Alone in His Cabin.
Andrew Thatcher, a well known pio
neer character, died alone in his cabin
near Thatcher, Saturday afternoon of
organic heart trouble. He was born
in La Grange county. Ind., December
25, 1845 and blazed the Oregon trail
with his father in 1856, his mother
having died when he was but three
years of age. Since coming to Wash
ington county, Mr. Thatcher has made
his home on the place upon which he
originally settled. In 1894 he was
married to Mrs. Lizzie Anderson. He
leaves two children, Merle and Effie
aged twelve and ten years respectively,
who are in Portland homes.
The funeral services were conducted
Monday morning from the Thatcher
church by Rev. J Garrigus of Banks,
and a goodly number of neighbors and
old-time friends paid their last tribute
to the aged pioneer. The burial was
in the Buxton cemetery.
Coroner Ernest Brown was called to
the scene and assisted by Dr. Large
held an inquest in which it was found
that the aged man had come to his
death through natural causes.
The announcement last week Miss Angeline CuenCt t0 whom he
of Dr. Chas. Hines for repre- was married in 1871, at De Pere, Wis ,
sentative from this county is be- together with the following children,
ing accepted with much favor survive him: Mrs. William A. Her-
from all over the county. Dr. raeus> Sublimity, Ore.; Mrs. T. M.
Hermeus, William A. Vandervelden,
Hines is one of the county’s j
Mrs. W. P. Vanderzanden, Verboort;
most substantial and foremost Sister Genevieve, St. Mary’s Academy,
citizens. His influence is far- Beaverton; Misses Dora, Jennie. Min
reaching, having been a mem nie and Edward Vandervelden, Ver
ber of the legislature in 1903, boort.
is not confined
.. , , ,
The Congregational church prayer
to the boundary of Washing- meeting last week was largely attend-
ton county alone. While in ed. At the close of the devotional
To have been married for 55 years
the legislature he was to b e ! services a reception was tendered to
the distinction belonging to Mr.
found always with those who the new members in the parlors of the
and Mrs. Nirom R. Wells an honored
sought to make good laws and ctlurch-
and the new members were made to and esteemed couple of this city, who
keep down the appropriations;
feel that they had become a part of an on last Thursday quietly celebrated
in fact he was a friend of the organization which is to mean much to the anniversary of their marriage sol
taxpayer, being himself a heavy ¡them because of their affiliation with emnized years ago in Viroqua, Wis
contributor to the public treas- it. A number of short speeches were consin.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells have resided in
ury. H e is a good republican m:ide by well known members of the
Forest Grove continuously for the past
and believes in that party’s church- iollowed by a social hour‘
thirty-six years and count their friends
principles, and more especially
z Wing, formerly of Gales Creek by the score. Mrs. Wells was born in
those of our illustrious president, and a^ one tlrae *“gaKfd in the har- Morgan county, Ohio, in 1836 and
[ ness business in this city, in a letter
her girlhood days were spent at that
Theodore Roosevelt. Wash
¡from Riverside, Cal., to J. W. McRob-
mgton county wants good,hard- ert of Gales Creeki states that there is place and at McConnelsville, in that
state. Her husband is also a native of
working representatives, and in no place quite as good as Oregon,
Ohio and first saw the light in Perry
this the county has been most This has been the experience of many county in 1831, where he lived during
fortunate, and by returning Dr. wbo have moved away from Washing- his boyhood.
Hines to the legislature the ton county. The equable climate and
The married life of this aged couple
splendid opportunities offered here are
been a happy one and the union
county is insured of representa
such as to draw back the wanderer to
with three children, two
tion for all classes.
the scene of his former activity.
Election at Cornelius.
H. W. Sparks, who formerly was
associated with The News in a repor-
torial capacity, and who more recently
went out for the Pacific Monthly, is
now in San Francisco taking the sights
in the “ Imperishable city.” He is
accompanied by Harold Jensen, anoth
er Forest Grove boy. Hugh is one of
Forest Grove’s brightest young men
who has been making a reputation for
himself as a popular entertainer and
Voters of the city of Cornelius will
decide the saloon question in that
.nicipality for another year at the
election which is to be held there next
Monday The question of a “ dry” or
a "wet” town is the principal issue
and the contest at the polls promises
to be unusually keen. The party who
favois the licensed system met some
time ago and nominated the following
ticket: Mayor, F. Schoen; council
men, Ed Wolfe, W. Merrill, George
Hon. Paul Morton, formerly Secre-
Holscher and J. A. Irmler; recorder, trry of the Navy in President Roose-
Link Geiger; treasurer, F. Hendrix.
velt’s cabinet, but now president of
At the Oregon hotel Monday even- ll'e Equitable Life Assurance Society,
ing the temperance element held a *s being entertained in Portland this
mass meeting and amid enthusiasm week. Mr. Morton is a Western mnn
put up a ticket headed by M. H. Hen- and is making an extended tour of the
derson for mayor. The remainder of Pacific Coast with a view to invest
the ticket is made up as follows: For ments.
councilmen, John Hartman, C. E.
Rev. J. Garrigus of Banks, has gone
Whitmore, H. S. Sturdevant and F. [ to Buckley, Wash., where he will con-
A. Thomas; recorder, H. G. Fitch;, duct evangelistic services for the next
treasurer, C. C. Hancock.
daughters, Mrs. Sadie Williams of this
city and Mrs. Emma Teegarden of
Portland, and one son, Aaron Wells
who is engaged in business in Port
Mrs. W. H. Green entertained the
Domestic Science Department, last
Tuesday, at her pleasant home on
North Mount. A very pleasing and
interesting afternoon it proved to be to
the members who braved the wind and
rain. The Department is planning to
give a dinner to their husbands in a
few days. Chicken salad, deviled
eggs, sandwiches and coffee were
served and the ladies were all
unanimous in saying that Mrs. Green
can make exceptionally fine coffee.
The next meeting will be with Mrs.
W. McEldowney, April 7, and con
tinue the subject of eggs.
— We always pay the highest price
for wool and mohair.
—Sell your wool and mohair to
Bailey. He’ll do what’s right.
Logical Presidential Candidate.
THE PARIS MILLINERY PARLOR
has a fine line of
U p * to -d a te D r e s s H ats,
to show you. Come and see for yourself.
IMI mm .Marie L- Spleshaert
TH E B A Z A A R
K . N. S T A E H R , M a n a g e r
H igh G ra d e P ia n o s, O rg a n s
a n d S e w in g M a ch in es
sold way below Portland prices and on easy monthly pay
Also a full line of
E d is o n a n d C olum bia
Talking Machines and Records always in stock.
logues sent free to any address.
The leading place in the County for Stationery
and School Supplies.
YOU SHOULD BUY AT OUR. STORE
= F o r This W e e k O nly
All Wool Ingrain Carpets
80c per yard
Half Wool Ingrain Carpets
60c per yard
Cotton Ingrain Carpets
45c per yard
Cut to match figure so there is no waste to you.
with a good variety of patterns.
Our stock is complete
Don’t fail to take advantage of the prices
for they will
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and on the other the requisite Ftderal i f have
the right and power to ascertain delegates and a similar numberofaltfl
control and supervision to prevent, this value, and to judge therefrom as nates. The committeemen of theSe I
and, if need be, to punish overreach- j to reasonable rates. This, also, would ond Congressional District was we
ing and dishonest business methods. \ be helpful to assessors in fixing valua- organized, and unless organizatim
The great work ol the administration tions.”
soon effected it will be the duty of i
will be the enactment of wise and effi- ; Tne people want nothing but what state convention to select two d*
cient laws to carry out those policies js right and fair in these matters, j gales and alternates for that district
so well begun, and will be legislative They do not want to cripple or harass !
W il b u r F. brock .
rather than administrative in character the railroads, nor the big financial in- i
The country is more vitally interested 1 stitutions; but they do want, and in-
at present, for instance, in Federal sjst upon information, knowledge and
S u c c e s s o r to
control of railway rates than it is in the the power of regulation and control,
latest method of governing the Philip- La Follette stands forth conspicuously
pines. Certainly in this State trans- and notably as the people’s champion
F o r e » t Oro« Iw Ofll
portation is of the utmost importance. ¡n these respects. He is not a mere P a u l l l c A v *
The pooling of the railroads has dreamer or theorizer, but he is a man Agent for National-Read-^^:
stopped railroad development in this wh0 has worked out his ideas to a ing Standard-Harvard-Racy |
state and has killed competition in practical conclusion in Wisconsin, and cle-Excelsior and Princetoc I
transportation rates. Even the steam the people there have the fruits of his
boat lines on the rivers have come un work in their pockets, in their homes,
der the dictation of the railroads.
and in their brains.
Headquarters for eve
As seen by his speech in the Senate
Why not give to La Follette the
the other day. Senator La Follette thor chance to do for the United States in the bicycle line. I
oughly understands the generalities what he did for his own state of Wis the largest store and n oil
and technicalities of the railroad prob consin? Why not send a delegation ' complete stock in W a s h in i- H
lem. He dealt with it in Wisconsin to the Republican National convention ton county.
and gave that state the best set of laws, instructed to use every fair means to
all rigidly enforced, covering transport secure his nomination?
general repairing. BraA |
ation matters that are in existence in
The delegates to the State conven
and light machine work '
tion are most likely to be chosen by
La Folllette renewed his plea for an county conventions called together specialty.
official valuation of railroads, so that without formality by the chairman of
Lents, Ore., Mar. 30, 1908.—The
recent speeches in the United States
Senate of Senator La Follette have
aroused the country. In attacking the
imperfections of our financial system,
Senator La Follette caused a rattling
among the dry bones of the Senate
Chamber not unlike the disturbance
kicked up when Roosevelt goes abroad
with “ the big stick.”
In temperament, ideas and methods,
La Follette more closely resembles
Roosevelt than any other man in pub
lic life to-day. Both are fearless and
aggressive. Both are masters of con
Roosevelt has administered the gov
ernment while at the same time secur
ing needed legislation from Congress
For three successive terms LaFollette,
as governor of Wisconsin, executed \ the Pe°Ple can find out what taxes
laws in the face of the most powerful | lbey ought to pay, and what rates of
opposition and induced the legislatures are reasonable. This is a proposition
of his state to enact such laws as were that must necessarily come to the front
in the United States as La Follette
An adjustment between the relations pressed it to the front in Wisconsin.
of the Government and the large busi-] In commenting on this the Portland
ness interests of the country has been Journal gave expression to the senti-
commenced by President Roosevelt, ment of the average citizen of Oregon
It is of the greatest importance that in when it said:
such adjustment wise and efficient
“ People have aright to know the
laws be enacted by Congress that will value of railroads; and the people’s
insure on the one hand the safe guard- specified, expert officials, the inter-
ing of all legitimate business interests, state commerce commission, should
L. J . G o rl & Soil”;
B ICY CLE S
O. A. e o rl
the Republican County Central Com-
Shop 5 0 3
mittee. which in Washington county P h o n e s :
is E. B Tongue of Hillsboro.
Watch for the call of the convention.
Attend it. See that the right men are
“ BY THE SEA”
sent to the state convention.
Money tier* for Too.
The purpose of the state convention
$50.000 pay roll montili-
is to select four Presidential Electors
A c o u n try o f rich resources.
Ideal c lim ate and scenic beach.
and four delegates with four alternates, !
T h e fine»: home sites, new oe **
P ric e s are low. term s easy
to the Republican National Convention,
agent wanted in yoor COB.*tT> i
to be held in Chicago June 16. The j
at once for Handsome Booklet i»
First Congressional District is also ex- j
pected to meet at the same time as T H E W A H R E M P U B L I C I TY
the state convention and select two S u lle 4 0 5 B uchanan BAd . <w , u