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FOREST GROVE. OREGON, THURSDAY MARCH 24. 1910
Easter Services to be Held at
“HOLY CITY” BRILLIANT
ODD FELLOWS TO ERECT
HANDSOME LODGE HALL
SUCCESS IN EVERY WAY
Oratorio Exceptionally Well Rendered To Large
and Appreciative Audience—Mrs. Williams
Scores Triumph—Financially Satisfactory
Spontaneous and enthusiastic Goldie Peterson gave the beauti
applause resounded almost con ful soprano solo “ These Are They
tinually from within the Congre Which Came Out o f Great Tribu
gational church Monday night.
lation” in a voice o f wonderful
It was the occasion o f the quality and
greatest and most spectacular duet rendered by Misses Aldrich
musical event in the history o f and Taylor, “ They Shall hunger
Forest Grove. The rendering o f No More” was one o f the many
that classic among classics; tke parts which were gold embossed
Oratorio o f the “ Holy City,” by upon the minds o f the apprecia
an exceptionally well trained and tive listeners.
ably directed chorus o f fifty voic
On account o f throat trouble
es, possessed by local singers ex | Rev. D. T. Thomas was unable to
clusively, and brought to a state appear in his solo part. The
o f perfection and absolute con closing chorus truly carried one
trol under the leadership and in exalted ecstacy to the gates of
supervision o f Mrs. E. E. Wil the “ Holy City.” The entire af
fair was one o f brilliancy and
The oratorio is a sacred com displayed talent not often found
position, the text o f which is outside the professional choruses
generally taken from, or founded I o f high class.
on, the scriptures. It was de
Forest Grove should indeed be
rived from the religious tragedy j proud to have within its clairp a
o f the middle ages, o f which it woman o f talent, knowledge and
presents a modified form. Its ; directorship such as that shown
origin ha3 generally been as i by Mrs. Williams. To have
cribed to St. Phillipo Neri, who trained this choir in a few weeks
in 1540, formed the celebrated to such a point o f excellence in
“ Congregation o f the Oratory” the production o f a classic like
in Rome, one of its objects being the “ Holy C ity,” is a task which
to deter young people from pro requires exceptional ability.
fane amusements, by rendering
The concert was also a success
religious services as attractive as financially, the gross receipts be
ing about $125. A fter expenses
The rendition as delivered Mon were deducted from this, one
day evening was correct in each third was turned over to the
particular part. An excellent Public School to apply on its pia
orchestra o f nine pieces, includ no, and the remainder will be ex
ing piano and organ, handling pended in the purchase o f music
the accompaniment throughout for the Congregational Church
in a manner denoting careful and choir, o f which Mrs. Williams is
thorough study o f every detail. director.
The introduction to part 1, the
“ Contemplation,” was played
with a mastery that compelled
and held the attention o f the au
dience from start to finish.
The dance given at Sargent’s
The opening chorus, “ No Sha-
on Saturday night for the
daws Yonder,” was rendered in
o f the Gales Creek base
a manner that demonstrated the
was a success both fi
talent in the chorus and the ex
and socially. A num
cellent training o f the able direc
Grove people were
tor. Miss Stella Rau in her solo,
whom were Mr.
“ My Soul is Athirst for God, ”
displayed an exquisite voice, and
the trio given by Misses Peterson,
Hoge and Aldrich, “ A t Even
tide It Shall Be Light,” was ap
plauded to encore by the audience.
The Solo, “ Eye Hath Not Seen, ”
which was most admirably suited
ta Mrs. Wilbur McEldowney’ s
Prof. J. W. Marsh o f Pacific
inch contralto voice, was exceed University celebrated his 74th
ingly pretty. Mr. Richard Ab birthday Tuesday. He has been
raham won the praise o f the en connected with the cause o f edu
tire assemblage in his rendition cation for more than forty years
o f “ A New Heaven and a New and is held in high esteem by the
Earth.” Prof. Gardner, who great number who enjoy his ac
was assigned a tenor solo, “ To quaintance.
Evidences o f the good will o f
tne Lord Our God, ’ ’ was debarred
from appearing by a severe cold. his many friends here were the
The solo was sung by Mrs. E. E. postal shower, and the gathering
Williams, and demonstrated most at the Congregational church
forcefully her native talent, the Tuesday evening where he re
foundation o f her excellent dir ceived the felicitations and good
ecting ability. “ Come Ye Blessed wishes o f his many admirers.
o f My Father” was sung by Miss
Ben Barrett o f Gales Creek
Amy Tnomas and the entire
church was filled with the mellow was in town on business, Wednes
sweetness o f her voice. Miss day.
Successful Dance Held at
Gales Creek Hall
Prof. Marsh Passes Another
Milestone of Life
Easter services at the Congre
gational church will be conducted
Sunday morning at eleven o ’ clock
by Rev. Frank Dyer, National
Secretary o f the Congregational
Brotherhood. Rev. Dyer, whose
home is in Chicago, came west to
be present at the great Laymen’s
Missionary Convention to be held
in Portland. Rev. Mr. Thomas,
the pastor, has been indisposed
for two or three weeks and is
greatly pleased that he succeeded
in engaging Rev. Dyer to fill his
appointment Sunday morning.
Arrangements have been made
for special music for the occasion.
The Sunday School Easter Ser
vices will be held at 7 p. m. in
stead o f 11 a. m.
Scenic Theatre Changes Hands
Last Thursday S. J. Man.ey and
Roy Olson, young men o f Port
land purchased the Scenic Thea
ter from Baer and Wirtz. The
Wednesday o f this week. They
are both experienced men in the
business, and their qualifications
will enable them to furnish high-
class amusements to all patrons.
Death of Mrs. Annie Juncker
Excavating Started on Site and Structure will
be Hurried to Completion-Will be Three
Stories—Architects Working on Plans
Rae and McFarland, architects and the banquet hall. The third
o f Portland, are preparing the floor space will be devoted ex
plans for the new three story clusively to the uses o f the lodge.
The building will occupy the
building to be erected by the
Local Lodge o f Odd Fellows in | lot 50x100 feet at the intersection
the near future and expect to o f Main Street and 1st Ave.
have them ready at an early date. North. A force o f men will be
The building, a blue print of gin excavating next week.
The members o f the lodge are
which may be seen in the window
o f Mertz & Latta, will be a hand- anxious to have their building
some and well appointed struc- i completed by the end o f the sum-
ture and a monument to the pro mer, and to expedite the con
gressive spirit which pervades struction, they will have the
the members o f the strong and concrete work and excavating
done, while they are perfecting
The first floor will be leased plans and taking the necessary
for store rooms. On the second preliminary steps prior to closing
floor will be nine office rooms the contract for the erection of
Death of Well Known Wash
Former Resident of City Nar
ington County Citizen
rowly Escapes Death
At his home northwest o f
Five persons, occupants o f an
Forest Grove occurred the death
last Saturday of Frederick Wm. automobile, on their way from
David, a pioneer of the western Astoria to Seaside, narrowly es
country. Deceased was born in caped being bimed alive at 10
Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 17, o ’ clock Monday night, when the
1839. A fter leaving his native big machine overturned and was
land he spent two years in Aus buried in quicksand near the
tria. From there he came to Gearhart road.
Dr. A. M. Kinney, his wife
America, settling in California
where he engaged in farming and baby o f Astoria, accompanied
until 1870. In that year he by Miss Peyton, Astoria, and H.
moved to Oregon and built a L. Finch, o f Portland, were en-
home on a beautiful eminence joying the trip when they came
o f this well known as to a stretch o f unfamiliar road.
A team belonging to Gordon &
Here he lived for Dr. Kinney was running at a fair
Brown while standing near the
nearly forty years. Deceased rate o f speed when the car struck
Forest Grove National Bank
leaves a w ife and one son. Fun- some obstacle, overturned and
Monday, became frightened and
eral services were conducted at began to sink. Gradually ft sank
ran for several blocks before they
the home last Monday, by Rev. lower and lower and the passen-
were stopped but luckily no dam
Barber and the remains were in- tfers crawled to safe ground as
age was done. A young man on
terred at the Buxton Cemetery. | quickly as possible. Fortunate
a cayuse and one in a wagon,
ly for the party a passing team
both o f whom were approaching
and several men came to the res
the horses at a rapid rate caused
cue and carried the unfortunates
them to take fright. They were
There will be special services back to Astoria.
hitched to a light buggy occupied
Mrs. Dr. Kinney is the daugh-
at • the Christian church n e x t )
by two Portland men, but the
ter o f J. T. Buxton of this city,
Sunday morning and evening.
latter lost no time in alighting
Excellent musical programs have and is well known by a great
from the vehicle and gave them
been prepared for both services, many o f our residents, who will
full rein for the run.
and solos will be rendered by be both shocked and pleased to
Mrs. McEldowney and M i s s learn o f her narrow escape from
death by suffocation.
Paul E. S. Sexton and Miss
Ola May Parr were united in mon is taken from Luke XXIV:6
marriage Monday at the Christian Christ is Risen” * and the sub
Several changes have la tely
church. The marriage was sol ject o f the evening discourse
been made in the personal o f the
emnized by the Rev. Dr. Stivers
office force at the Oregon Elec
in the presence of a few near as Seen in His Resurrection.
tric depot. Mr. Farmer succeed
relatives and intimate friends.
e d C. E. A l b i n s a s a g e n t , Mr.
A fter the ceremony Mrs. A. S.
Albina accepting a position with
Sexton served dinner at her home
Forest Grove National Bank. H.
to a few invited guests in honor
F. Rice, a young but competent
o f the event. The bride is a
telegrapher from Ranier has
daughter o f Frank Parr who ed as dead Dr. R. H. Hovey a
former dental surgeon o f Oregon. taken the place made vacant by
lives on a farm near the city.
the advancement o f Mr. Farmer,
Mr. and Mrs. Sexton will leave When the report reached Dr.
Hovey, who supposedly had and is exceptionally well pleased
for Missoula, Montana about
“ shuffled off” he was living in with the city and its surround
April 1st and will establish a per
Mexico and enjoying excellent ings.
manent home on a claim in the
health. In a letter o f recent
Flat Head Reservation, which
date to the Oregonian he correct-
The following marriage licens
Mr. Sexton drew last spring.
ed the report and stated it had es were issued at Hillsboro this
ort been very much exaggerated.
C. Mack rod t, urna
Dr Hovey was for a number month: Robert H. Kruger, aged
land Monday and Tuesday and
years a practicing dentist in 25 and Marie Rea, aged 21, is
brought out a new' 1910 model this city, and many o f his friends sued March 19th. Paul E. S.
Indian motorcycle. It is certain- here have no doubt heard the Sexton age 27 and Ola May Parr
lv a peach
mistaken report o f his death.
age 20, issued March 21.
A t her home in Thatcher, Mrs.
Annie Juncker died the 17th day
o f March. Deceased was born
in Germany February 15th, 1845
and she and her husband came
to Oregon three years ago. Fun
eral services were conducted at
the residence by Rev. Traglio
and the body was interred Satur
day in Forest View Cemetery.
Buggy Team Makes Wild Run
Christian Church Services
Joined in Ties of Matrimony
Change in Stai at 0 . E. Ry.
Dr. Hovey Very Much Alive