Ortoli Historical Society F orest G rove P ress W A S H IN G T O N Voi. 4 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, afterwards attending Pacific University, where she became assistant teacher of vocal music. Failing strength compelled a dis continuation 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, together with a mother, one brother and a sister. 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 Washington county exhibits. 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. Square 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 Wyandottes. In the Duck Classes R. H. Greer secured first prize for best Young Drake, White Indian Run ners. J. R. Hamilton, Third for White Pekins. 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- er’s division. 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 wedding anniversary. Many 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 energy of the members. A 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. McDonough, recorder; Miss 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 James Borwick. 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 eve. 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 \ life m I iiwm •A - : $ V 3 gHÜ ---— ~ SS “ ]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 the machinery. In connection 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. The 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 county, was 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 Grove, 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 mother, who celebrated her eightieth birthday Sunday. A great family reunion was held, 58 being present, including 7 of Mrs. Procter’s children, 31 grand-children and 11 great grand-children. 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. Two 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 pleasant time. Miss Stockman received several handsome pres ents. 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- ted. 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 church. 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. The Press 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. Ac-, 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. No. 7 BOYS’ CLUB TO HAVE CHRISTMAS EXERCISES 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. McNutt. 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. The new offices will be ready for occupancy early in the year. Considerable delay has been oc casioned by material not arriving on time. 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, Office. 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. this week.