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About Washington County news. (Forest Grove, Washington County, Or.) 1903-1911 | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1908)
fO L . VI
FO REST G R O V E ,
Sued Oregon Electric For $18,000
and Were Offered
Showing of County Schools
Made by Mr. Case.
W A SH IN G TO N
C O .,
ing grounds, and janitor
w o r k .................................... 3,081
Paid for new houses and sites a , 441
Paid on principal and inter
est of bonds and warrants 6,001
Paid for insurance.................
Paid for clerk's salary. . . . 1,269
Paid for library b o o k s..........
Paid for all other purposes. 1,596
Total— sum of items 32,
33. 34, 35, 36, 37, 38,
39, 4 0 and 4 1 ......................77,760
O R E .,
T H U R SD A Y .
PRECINCT liOES WET
Kecuunt Slums Ulflerence uf 32
BAILEY GAINS 30 VOTES
■I «ALL SUITS WITHDRAWN
Reghittas. Onion and Asparagus
Growers of Beaverton Handed
a Bitter Pill Mon-
M The entire right of
way for the Ore
gon Electric company from Portland to
Forest Grove has been
that held up
company for the past few months
e out of the way and it leaves noth
ing to obstruct
jkt any point.
I The case of the Reghittos of Beaver
ton was settled in the circuit court
Monday when the jury, in whose hands
e matter had to be taken to be set-1
le d , returned a verdict for damages for
$1800. The defendants
company for S18000, alleging that the
R eceived from
ku.ri was bcaverdam and worth that
Treasurer from district tax 15,519 25
amount of money including the crops, i
R eceived Pom
The company offered to settle the
damages by paying them $3500, which
school f u n d ...................... 42,753 87
The case has attracted more than
T r e a s u r e r from state
local interest, and able counsel con
school iu n d........................ 9,776 39
tested the case on both sides. Re •-
R eceived from rate bills and
hitto alleged that the land, which was
planted to asparagus and onions, had
Received from sale of bonds
netted him $6000 a year. T o offset
and Warrants . .................. 4,891 59
this testimony, the attorneys for the
R eceived for library from
Oregon Electric placed local truck-
other sources (D o not in
garden farmers on the stand who testi
clude the library lax)
fied that asparagus would net the grow
R eceived from all other
er from $100 to $300 an acre a year,
sources......... ....................... 6,731 58
and that seed onions would return about
Total— sum of items 21, 22,
$70 annually. These farmers were D.
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,
Carrerri and E. J. Thomas.
29 and 3 0 ...........................91,285 34
The $1800 damages allowed by the
jory includes $1550 for the two acres
lik e n by the right of way, and $250 to
Paid for teachers’ wages. . . . 55,649 47
be divided by the tenants for the lease Paid for rent of rooms and
on seven and one-half acres.
K The condemnation suit brought by Paid for fuel and school sup
the Bullicts of the same section is said
p lies...................................... 5,070 18
to have been settled out of c o u rt.1 Paid for repairs and improv-
There is, however, a narrow strip o f '
land adjoining the right of way between
BILLY HAS HOOKED
here and Cornelius which has not been
-- secured, but as the strip will not effect
' ’‘ ifce building of the road, it will prob
ably be taken to court for settlement.
Ever since the Oregon Electric
atarted its line from Garden H om e to
Fore-t Grove, it has met with trouble,
especially in the Beaverton district, in
••curing rights of way. This part of
the county is utilized by a great many
foreigners who are engaged in garden
ing and have some very valuable land
Being close to Portland and on the
^ ^ i n e of the Southern Pacific they deem
w^t unnecessary that another road be
built into that section, hence the
trwuVles of the company began when it
feac: d that point. But now as all the
obst cles of the company are removed
the work will be pushed forward until
line is completed,
e timbers for the trestle across
creek west of Hillsboro, are on
In the rep, r made on July 20th by
Supt. M. C Case to the State Super
Wm. A. Bolton, a bachelor and aged
intendent the following figures are
years, was found dead Sunday morn- j
ing at his home near Beaverton. De-1
Average number of days pub
ceased was a woodchopper and had ^ Clerkship Contest Case Before Judge
lic school taught during
McBride Today and To-
141' lived in Washington county for ten
VVhole number of days at
H e went to Portland about ten days
tendance during the year
Whole number days absence
during the y e a r ..............
43040 returning the last of the week. H e
Average daily atten dan ce..
91 i clai med that he had been robbed of
It was a sort of “ Jack in the Box”
watch and money while in Portland,
Whole number of organized
when the ballot box of
jq U but told a neighbor he still had a few proposition
South Hillsboro precinct was opened
Number of school districts
in circuit court Tuesday afternoon in
continued his drinking.
the contest case of the ‘ ‘ Wets vs the
Number of miles traveled
Drys,” and also the contest case of
by Superintendent on of
M cCormick vs Bailey on the county
ficial duties. .'...................
Average length of time de
South Hillsboro precinct went Dry
voted to visit to each
at the June election by 12 votes but
s c h o o l.................................
no correspondence to indicate the res when the ballot box was opened and
Average monthly salary of
the votes recounted it was discovered
idence of Eastern relatives.
that in reality the precinct went Wet
Average monthly salary of
by 20 votes; making a difference in
Bright Little Girl Dies.
the vote of 32 out of a total of 334.
Ruth Irene, the bright little six year This puts the precinct back in the
Cash on hand at time of
old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. wet column and the saloons
making last annual report
Baker, of Gaston, died Tuesday alter- re°P en-
June 17. 19 07.................810,868 46 noon of diphtheria after a short illness. \ ^ ^ere was Just as Krea* surprise in
's (or J
■es a W
, Co. tt
Little Ruth was born at Florence,
Colorado, February 22, 1902, and
came to Oregon with her parents two
years later. The funeral services were
held at the residence Wednesday morn
ing at 9 o ’ clock and interment was
made in the Hill cemetery, Rev. C.
A. Sias officiating. Deceased was a
bright and lovable child and will be
sadly missed by her many playmates
and all others who knew her. The
heartfelt sympathy of the entire com
munity is extended to the bereaved pa
( N& w
, The News was given the first cigr r
Bade by Herman Kennell, who h. i
Just opened a factory in this city. Mr.
proposes to make only the
best goods ard has an abundance of
havaca and other high grade tobaccos
on hand from which he will make sev
eral [brands of cigars. His factory
■ n a b « : is 3 2
district of Oregon.
llfB C r he expects to begin the manu
facture of bis goods and in a short
tiaee will be able to offer the smoking
pab . with choice cigars.
u u t( \ I t u
« L 4 -f
£ 5 2
F. 0. COLTS WIN A
FAST IÌAME SUNDAY
Shfirwoud White Sox, The Unde
feated, Met Waterloo.
Big Fires in Portland.
FINAL SCORE FOUR TO ONE
Portland has been visited by several
big fires lately the last one occurring
Tuesday afternoon which swept four
blocks in the North End district with
a loss of 8225,000. The fire is thought
to have had its origin by incendiarism,
as a large number of large barns in that
district have been destroyed by the
Big Crowd of Fans Witness Excit
ing Game on Local Grounds
Here is a nut to give those dem opo-
crats to crack.
Brvan claimed there
was not enough money in the country
to do business with which caused the
low prices, low wages and reduced
values. H e shouted for free trade and
f e e silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. At
that time there were 70 ,000 ,0 00 peo
ple in the United States and the aver
age circulation was $23.
ten years later, in 1908, we have 90,-
0 )0 ,0 0 0 people and the circulate n
money is $46, just double what it was
i i 1898, and Bryan’ s free silver delu
sion has proven a fake and he admits
the gold standard has com e to stay.
Tell them after the third of November
Bryan will write another book, entitled
“ The Third Battle,” and get ready to
try it again in 1912 with a plank in h;s
platform to move the capital at Wa>h
ington to F.airview at Lincoln — Writ
ten by a man who voted for Bryan in
(From The Telegram.)
* WOT H O L *
The First Cigar.
Times in Forest Grove are growing
more promising and more new busi
nesses are being started everyday. The
latest probability is that a new general
merchandise store will likely be started
near the depot. Parties are here look
ing over the field and it is understood
that it is practically settled that anew
building will be constructed and a
large line of merchandise will be
A Clue to the Murder of Perdue ( ? )
few buildings on the right of
way in the city limits are being re
moved and by the time the grading
crews reach here the right of way will
b e free.
New Store Near Depot.
the recount ° f ‘ he McCormick-Bailey
: clerksh,.p ln thls Precinct- Bailey
gained just 29 votes in the precinct.
or just two less than the Wets gained
With the 14 majority for Bailey which
the official count gave him, this raises
his vote to 43. majority. The pre
We once knew a person who would
cincts of Dilley, Gaston and Cornelius
were counted yesterday and Bailey not take his home paper because it
gained two votes and lost one, leaving was cheaper to borrow from his neigh
bor. H e sent his boy to borrow the
a total gain of 30.
The case will probably consume all paper in question and in his hurry to
of today and a part of tomorrow as all get there upset a $4 stand of bees,
of the boxes in the county are to be I antl in ,hree minutes he looked like a
toad after a storm. His father heard
opened and recounted.
! his cries, ran to his assistance, and fail
Old Soldier Dies.
ing to see a barbed wire fence ran into
Eugene Knox Coming.
i , breaking it down, cutting a handful
S las P. Dickerson, aged 70 years,
Eugene Knox, the impersonator and of flesh horn his anatomy, besides ruin-
died at his home in Cornelius Saturday reader, will give an entertainment at ing a pair of $4 pants. A $60 cow
H e was born in Athens the M. E. church Tuesdny evening,
took advantage of the gap in the fence
county, Ohio, and in 1875 he came to Aug. 4 , under the auspices of the
and foundered by eating $6 worth of
Oregon and has lived at Cornelius for Epworth League. Everyone who has green corn. Hearing the racket the
the past 13 years. H e enlisted in the visited Chautauqua remembers this
wife ran out, upsetting a six gallon
Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in
King of Impersonators,” and no one churn full of cream into a basket
1861 and served his country four years. who has heard him once will willingly
of young chickens behind the kitchen
The funeral was held Monday from miss this chance to hear him again.
stove, drowning them all; while the
the M. E. church and interment was at
General admission 25c, children 15c baby left alone crawled through the
cemetery. Deceased Reserved seats 35c. Tickets on sale
cream and into the parlor sDoiling a
leaves besides his wife, ten children. at Allen’ s confectionery.
$40 carpet, and the dog, during the
excitem ent, broke up 11 setting hens
and the daughter ran away with the
THE SUCKER ALL RIGHT— BUT CAN HE LAND IT?
X M /An
the gTound and a large crew of bridge-
men are at work putting up the struc
ture. Almost all the grading on the
:st Grove extension is completed,
re are a number cf places where it
necessary to make deep cuts and
large fills, but the crews have been
rr the past two weeks and the
work they have accomplished is pile-
By Pat Sparks.
The Sherwood White Sox famous
baseball contingent which had lost but
one game this year out of 21 matinees
was taken into camp by the Forest
Grove Colts Sunday
on the lociri
grounds before the largest and best
satisfied bunch of fans this year, score
4 to 1.
It was only by a split mouse hair
that Sherwood was not shut completely
Robinson, whose first name is
Thom as, and who had been married
the night before was on the mountain
for the locals and the visitors found his
underhanded benders and drops moie
mysterious than the age of Ann to a
kid sucking a bottle. H e is the
cleverest lad with the spheroid that hi s
been in local territory in many and
many a moon, and somehow everv
body in the crowd took a liking to his
style but the opposing batters.
Our boys won out by booting the
leathtr, but Sherwood is chalked up
with the fewest fielding errors.
In the first canto everybody soused
the ball and as a result Moore, Flem
ing and Getter scored. Rudy Schultz
laid down a bingle in the sixth and
added the fourth and concluding run to
the local’ s score sheet on Henderson’ s
two pillow bingle. G. Baker scored
the only run for Sherwood in the ninth
on J. Panott’ s drive into right field.
Willie Schultz glom m ed the ball and
made a beautiful whip to catch Baker
at home and would have gotten him
had Robinson allowed Getter to catch
the ball. In that event the visitors
would not have scored because Crois
sant, the next batter, flew out to first,
returning the side.
Henderson made two classy catches
ol line drives in left garden and Getter
caught great ball for a sick man.
Next Sunday the Colts play the
Yamhillers at North Yamhill.
W , Schultz
If Van Northwick
U m pire— Roy Cook.
Sheriff H ancock and several deputies
j of Washington county have under close
guard in Portland, without his know
ledge, the man suspected ol the mur-
, der of a logger, supposed to be Elmer
Perdue, a few miles from Tim ber, that
Jolly Camping Party.
A merry cam ping party spent the
Receiving the first clue to the iden-
i My of the murdered maD, whose brains latter part ol last week in the moun
w er; beaten out with an ax hondle and tains near Cape Horn, hunting and
his body buried in a natural nole near picking berries. They brought home
the base of a huge tree, from John J. but few berries but made the deer suf
Fischer, a book deeler of 5 2 A North fer. T w o fine bucks were killed and
| Sixth street. Sheriff H ancock within many more could have been
a few days traced the crim e to the he weather permitted the meat to
^ door of a timber locator of this city. keep fresh. Some of the boys are
Since that time he has woven a web of counting on bringing Gown a couple
| circumstantial evidence about the man more next Sunday to provide the resi
which is believed to warrant his arrest. dents of Manning and Greenville with
An investigation showed that the venison for some time.
I js t week’ s party conristed of Mr.
I murderer had tried to destroy all the
evidence which would identify his vic- and Mrs. Lot Crawford and Ben Ingles
i tim. All his outer clothing had been ol Manning, Will Hines, Ray Soehrew.
removed, and a part of it, with the Lewis and Ira Crawford of Greenville,
I shoes « “ d hat, burned. On the finger and Ida Stewart of South Tualatin. *
was a gold ring which the butcher hid
Ha) and Wagon Burns.
All the pockets had been
A peculiar accident befell Wayne
turned inside out but one, and in this
was found two small aluminum tags Porter and George Blake of this place
bearing the addrrss ol a Spokane firm. Monday, when the wagon and two tons
Fischer inform ed Sheriff H ancock a of hay was mysteriously ignited and de
few days ago that he believed Perdue stroyed almost before they had time to
was the missing man
The gold ring release the horses from the wagon.
the latter wore was found on the finger They had been hauling hay for Ed.
of the murdered man. The Sheriff Allen and while delivering a load,
went to the United States Land Office tie t i e of the wagon by rubbing
against an iron pole became hot to the
and procured the name.
H e made other investigations lead extent as above stated.
ing to his placing the matter in the
Big Dance at Banks.
hands ol the prosecutor at Hillsboro.
Fearing that the suspected man might
Geo. McGraw was in town Tuesday
become: aware of suspicion falling cn and informed The News that he was
him. Sheriff Hancock placed a watch going to give a big dance at the M c
over him and returned to Hillsboio. Graw hall in Banks on next Saturday
Perdue’ s home is said to be in the East. | night, August 1st, to which everybody
— W e ’ ll buy your
Bring it in.
wool and mohair.
is invited to com e.
Walker’ s orches
tra will furnish the music and a good
time is assured.