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F orest G rove P ress
W A S H IN G T O N
POPULAR P. U. GRAD
UATE DIES HOOD RIVER
After long suffering, terminat
ing in a severe illness o f three
weeks duration, Gladys Hartley
Adams Hammack, a graduate of
Pacific University and one of
the most popular young women
who ever attended that institu
tion, passed away at her home
in Hood River Monday noon of
consumption and leakage of the
heart. Mrs. Hammack was born
in southern Indiana December
20, 1884. She was a member of
the first class graduated from
the Hood River public schools,
University, where she became
assistant teacher of vocal music.
Failing strength compelled a dis
of her studies.
Several years ago she married
Mr. Adams, who died within a
few months after the ceremony
had been performed. In Novem
ber 1911, Mrs. Adams married
Melvin C. Hammack, of Port
land, who survives,
with a mother, one brother and a
POULTRY PRIZES WON
AT PORTLAND EXHIBIT
The annual show of the Ore
gon Poultry and Pet Stock As
sociation, which recently closed
in Portland, held a number of
Among those from this section
who carried off prizes were:
Mrs. D. C. Clark of Forest
Grove, third, fourth, ’and fifth
prizes for Partridge Wyandottes.
W. G. Upshaw; of Tigard, in
the Buff Orpington class received
second prize for cockerels; fifth
for cocks; fifth for hens; second
and fifth for pullets.
Deal Poultry Yard, Hillsboro,
second for Silver-Gray Orping
ton pullets. E. W. Elrod. Bea
verton, first, third and fourth for
Buff Plymouth Rock, cocks;
third and fourth cockerels; hens,
first to fourth inclusive; pullets
second. R. H. Greer, Hillsboro,
fourth prize for best pen of S.
C. White Leghorns. J. R. Ham
ilton, fifth for best pen of White
In the Duck Classes R. H.
Greer secured first prize for best
Young Drake, White Indian Run
ners. J. R. Hamilton, Third for
In the Pigeon entries Thomas
H. Williams, o f North Plains,
was first in the following classes:
English Pouter, cock and hens.
Arch angel, cock and hen; all
first and second in Tumblers and
first cock and hen in the Dutch-
Wooden Wedding Anniversary.
Wednesday, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sears, in
the Thatcher neighborhood, a
number of friends and neighbors
gathered with bursting baskets,
to assist that couple in the prop
er celebration of their wooden
good things to eat were spread
upon the tables, and all enjoyed
themselves immensely. About
forty were present.
C O U N T Y ’S N E W S P A P E R .
FOREST G R O V E . O REGON, T H U R S D A Y , DECEMBER 19. 1912.
County Teachers Meet.
• "MASS MEETING
Despite a small attendance at
the regular meeting o f the Wash
ing County Teacher’ s Associa
tion, held in Hillsboro Saturday,
the program was carried out
with a vim and vigor that speaks
volumes for the enthusiasm and
splendid dinner was enjoyed,
and the various papers which
were read at the morning and
afternoon sessions listened to
with great appreciation.
will be held at 3 p. m.,
Friday, Jan. 3, in Vert*
hall, for the purpose of
nominating a mayor and
three members of the
common council, to be
voted upon at the city
election Jan. 13.
NOTED BARITONE DE
LIGHTS HIS AUDIENCE
In an all-English program of
songs and a recitation to music
David Bispham, one of the fore
most of American Opera singers,
delighted a critical audience in !
Marsh hall, Monday night, with
a most delightful and refreshing
rendition of classical and modern
songs. Mr. Bispham is the po-
sessor of a strong and pleasing
baritone voice which he handles
with exquisite ease and skill. i
Handel’s “ Hear Me, Ye Winds
and Waves,” probably pleased
his hearers most, although every
numlier brought forth applause.
His recitation to music. Long
fellow’s “ King Robert of Sicily”
was a genuine literary treat.
Harry M. Gilbert was a most
skillful piano accompanist.
January 22 Mme. Lilly Dorn,
dramatic soprano of the Vienna
opera will delight the classic-
loving public of the Grove.
GROVE BUSINESS MAN
DROPS OUT OF SIGHT
J. G. Morris, proprietor of a
pool hall on Pacific avenue, mis-
teriously disappeared, week ago
Monday, and though careful in
quiry was made and an exhaus
tive search conducted, no trace
has been found. Mrs. Morris at
tended the funeral o f a relative in
Portland on the sixth of the
month, and Mr. Morris was to
have met her in the R o s e
City the following Monday. Ap
parently he started out with that
intention in view, as an investi
gation of the home last Friday
developed the fact that he had
changed his clothing sometime
during the week. No one can
remember seeing Morris in this
city after the 9. and he failed to
keep his appointment with Mrs.
Morris in Portland on that dav.
His wife is firmly convinced that
he has either met with foul play
in Portland, or wandered away
while suffering from a tempor-
ray derangement of mind.
ORENCO WILL DECIDE
AS TO INCOPORATION
O renco , O r . —At a very en
thusiastic meeting last Thurs
day night in Fireman’ s hall the
following officers were nominat
ed, to be voted on January 6 at
the samejtime the question of in
corporating the town will be vot
ed on: M. McDonald, mayor; H.
Edna Purdy, treasurer; Roy Mc
Dowell, Marshall; E. A. Mince-
moyer, L.M. Boozer, L. A. Brush,
G. Dobra, H. V. Meade and Rob
ert Schneider, councilmen
The following committre w'as
appointed to investigate the
commission form of government:
F. W. Power, H. V. Meade and
All stores in Forest Grove will
be open Saturday, Monday and
Tuesday evenings for the accom
modation of late shoppers.
Christmas exercises, consist
ing o f songs and recitations, will
be held by the Sunday school of
State Game Warden Finley
the Free Methodist church Xmas delivered his famous lecture on
Oregon birds last evening, be
Fred Hay nie, o f the Thatcher fore the East Gaston Farmer's
district, had the back of his Association. Oscar Burnsworth
hand severly cut yesterday while handled the stereoptican for Mr.
working with a wood drag saw. , Finley.
MACCABEES ELECT AND
ENJOY OYSTER SUPPER
- : $
“ ]V Ia *r v C h r i s t m a s , C h i l d r e n ! ”
GOPHER TRAP FACTORY WILL HOLD SMOKING
READY FOR BUSINESS
CONCERT IN JANUARY
W. C. Emerson, manufacturer
of the Cinch Gopher Trap, has
completed his factory building
in this city and is now installing
with the establishment o f this
industry in Forest Grove, Mr.
Emerson is also having a modern
residence erected, which is now
well underway. He is also con
structing 380 feet of sidewalk
around his lots to connect with
sidewalk to be continued from
C street and First avenue north.
In accordance with it3 policy
of expansion and growth, the
local Castle of the Knights of
the Maccabees have arranged
for a concert and smoker to be
held the 21 of January.
committee having the arrange
ments in charge are working
with a view of giving the best
entertainment of its kind ever
held in this city. Several speak
ers of prominence will attend,
and a number of extra good vaud
eville stunts pulled off.
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE JOHN MOANER FOUND
BE HELD FRIDAY NIGHT DEAD ON HOMESTEAD
The debaters from McMinn
G ales C ity , O r .—John Moan
ville High School will appear er, who spent most of last sum
against representatives of the mer with his brother in this
local High school Friday evening locality,
and who was well
at Vert’s Hall. The F. G. H. S. known throughout this section
Girls Glee club will sing several of Washington
numbers as part of the evenings | found dead in his cabin on a
entertainment. H. Steward, H. homestead claim in Clark county,
Simonsen and Harry White up Washington, last Sunday. Mr.
hold the negative for McMinn s Moaner was born and raised in
ville, and Ruth Troutman, Vinton this neighborhood, and was a
Robinson and Glen Morgan single man about 35 years old.
speak affirmatively for Forest
Man Crushed Loading Logs.
Kick from Horse Breaks Leg.
Frank Bear, an employee of
the Warren Construction com
pany, had his right leg broken
between the ankle and the knee,
Tuesday evening, caused by the
kick o f a horse. Bear was stand
ing near the Oregon Electric depot
when Kline’s buss stopped to
discharge a passenger; one of
the horses became slightly e x
cited and lashed out with his
hind foot, catching Bear on the
leg and resulting in the fracture
of the member.
Helped Celebrate Birthday.
Prof. W. M. Proctor, Super
intendent of the Forest Grove
school, spent Saturday and Sun
day in Seattle, visiting his
who celebrated her
eightieth birthday Sunday. A
great family reunion was held,
58 being present, including 7 of
and 11 great
B uxton , O r .—Fred Wolridge,
of this place, while assisting in the
loading of several cars of logs,
yesterday afternoon, was caught
between two of the gigantic tree
trunks, sustaining a broken
collar bone and a number o f bad
bruises about the shoulders.
Tender Birthday Surprise.
In honor of the birthday of
Miss Hazel Stockman, a party of
girl friends gave her a surprise
party Tuesday Evening.
great, juicy turkeys formed the
main part of the bountiful sup
per which the raiders provided.
Everyone who took part in the
joyous occasion report a most
received several handsome pres
At the Tuesday night meeting
o f the Knights of Maccabees the
following officers were elected :K.
C., Otis Shearer; L. K. C., Ken-
nard Dixon; Chaplain, C. G.
Danielson; Sargent, B. Davis;
Record Keeper, Lewis Temple
ton; First Master of Guard, Jos.
Samet; Master-at-Arms, J. G.
Lenneville; Sentinel, A. Kizer;
Picket, Frank Lambert. Installa
tion will be held January 7. This
was the last meeting for the
year and after the election was
concluded, a large class of can
didates were initiated into the
third degree, and ill then gath
ered at the long table for a feast
of oysters and other good things.
Carl Hoffman took the entire
membership to the Star theater
and gave a great entertainment
of moving pictures which was
much enjoyed by all and appreci-
MINISTER AND WIDOW
J O I N E D IN WEDLOCK
Rev. G. W. Bon Durant, of
H illsboo, and Mrs. Edith Kram
er, of Falls’ City, were united in
marriage by Rev. Unton, in this
city, the fore part of the week.
The ceremony took place at the
parsonage of the Free Methodist
The groom, although
not occupying a regular pulpit
for some time, has been conduct
ing services nearly every Sunday
at different country appoint
ments. For the past few years he
has been dealing in real estate in
and near Hillsboro, and now
owns a neat little five-acre tract,
with an excellent house, at the
foot of Sixth street in that city.
The bride resided in the county
seat for several years, but for
some time past her home has
been in Falls City.
joins the many friends o f the
bride and groom in wishing
them joy and happiness on their
jonrney through life together.
WILL ENLARGE ELEC
TRIC POWER PLANT
Trouble with out-aide sub
stations has caused the Washing
ton Oregon Corporation to decide
to at once commence the enlar
gement o f its main station in
Hillsboro, so that it may be in a
position to furnish electric pow
er at all times regardless of what
contingency may arrive.
cording to present plans, the)
plant will be sufficiently aug
mented to permit of its distribu
ting power and light to every
point on its lines from Beaver
ton West. Arrangements will
also be made so that electricity
can be manufactured by steam
power in tbe event o f the Port
land supply being cut off by
storm or accident.
BOYS’ CLUB TO HAVE
Our local boys’ club, the 0. K.
C. has made arrangements to
hold a Christmas Jubilee, next
Monday evening, in the Univer
sity gymnasium and the Y. M.
C. A. room.
The first part o f
the evening will be devoted to
games of all sorts and a general
rousing good time for all those
attending. Then they will ad
journ to the Y. M. C. A. room in
Marsh Hall where a Christmas
programme, consisting of piano
solos, readings and Christmas
stories, will be given by the boys
of the club.
There will be a
real Santa Claus who will dis
tribute the presents and candy
to all of the boys.
This evening is not to be en
joyed by the members o f the
club alone but is planned by
them for the entertainment of
every boy in Forest Grovec be
tween the age of ten and seven
teen, and you are most cordiylly
in /ited by the club to be on hand
at the gymnasium next Monday
evening at 7:15.
HILLSBORO VETS ELECT
OFFICERS FORTHE YEAR
H illsboro , O r .- General Ran
som Post No. 59 G. A. R. has
elected officers for the coming
year as follows: Post Comander,
J. L. Crow; Senior vice comman
der, Eli Walker; Junior vice
commander, F. Doughty; chap
lain, F. A. Haines; quartermas
ter and adjutant, E. F. Sias;
officer o f the day, W. A. Bar
ber; officer o f the guard M. C.
Lincoln; surgeon, B. K. Haines.
The Women’s Relief Corp has
elected the following officers,
President, Mrs. Agnes Norton;
senior vice-president, Mrs. Mary
Ledford; junior vice-president
Mrs. Mary Sabine; treasurer,
Mrs. Orpha Carlyle; chaplain,
Mrs. Benier; conductress, Mrs. J.
N. Haines; guard, Mrs. Jones;
press correspondent, Mrs. Jeff
ries; patriotic instructress, Mrs.
COUNTY COURT HOUSE
ANNEX NEAR COMPLETE
H illsboro , O r . —Contractor
Foster is finishing the new
Courthouse annex, the windows
and doors being put into place.
The interior woodwork finish is
of mahogany lumber from the
Philippine Islands and presents
a very fine appearance.
new offices will be ready for
occupancy early in the year.
Considerable delay has been oc
casioned by material not arriving
M. W. A. E'ect Officers.
At a recent meeting of the
Modern Woodmen o f America,
the following officers were elect
ed: R. P. C., Al. Sexton; V. C.,
Samuel Marshall; Advisor, Wm.
Tucker; Clerk, G. G. Paterson;
Banker, H. H. Porter; Escort, O.
A. Corl; Sentinel, John Vander-
zanden; Watchman, James Nich
ols; Trustee, Frank Knox; Speci
al Auditor, Willis Goff; Physici
ans, Drs. Tucker and Kauffman.
At a special meeting o f the
council this afternoon the curb
ing on College Way and First
Avenue South was accepted and
a warrant drawn for $1229.24 in
Furnished rooms wanted, for favor o f contractor, S.A. Rogers,
light housekeeping. Apply Press in payment for the work. The
Wm. Beals, o f this city, who
warrant falls due June 1,
recently underwent an operation
Roscoe Vaun, who is attending
Miss Gladys Todd, who is
in the Portland Sanatorium, is
visited Mt. Angel will 1* at home in
recovering and will return home teaching in Vancover
over Sunday with relatives here. this, city during the holidays.