Oregon Historical Society F orest G rove P ress WAS HI NGTON C O U N T Y ’S NEWSPAPER. Val. 4 P. C. S T A R R E T T FOREST GROVE. OREGON. THURSDAY. JANUARY 23. 1913. SCHOOL BOARD BUY LOTS W ils o n ’s “W e lc o m e H o m e’’ A r c h A n d t h e P r e sid e n t Elect’s W ife M rs. C o tto n A p p o in te d T e a c h e r of D om estic Science. N ew M em b er of C ouncil GASTON TO MAKE CHEESE S even H u n d re d D ollars R aised a t M eetin g L ast W e ek . A rousing meeting of the commercial club of Gaston, was held last Thursday evening for the purpose of creating more interest in the industrial possibil ities of the district and for the promotion of a greater consump tion of “ Made-in-Oregon” pro ducts. Addresses were made by Col. E. Hofer, of Salem, and Mrs. Edyth Tozier VVeatherred, of Portland, in the interest of “ Home Industries.” Thomas Carmichael spoke about the dairying possibilities of Gaston and its tributary territory; E. X. Harding upon the milling in dustry; L. L. Paget referred briefly to matters of local inter est and Dr. C. E. Hawkes made a stirring appeal for the estab lishing of a cheese factory. So enthusiastic did his hearers be come as Dr. Hawkes enlarged upon the possibilities of Gaston as a point for the establishment of industrial enterprises, and a cheese factory in particular, that a temporary organization was formed on the spot, and over seven hundred dollars subscribed by interested ones from among the audience. During the course of the evening the Gaston brass band gave a concert, and re freshments, provided by Port land manufacturers and import ers, were served. In accordance with the resolu tions passed at the recent meet ing of school electors, the Board of School Directors have complet ed negotiations for the purchase of the Staver and Starrett prop erties at the corner of Fifth street and Third avenue South, consisting of a piece of ground 326 by 200 feet. The price paid was $2,950. This is an excellent j location for school purposes, and when the proposed grade school | is constructed it will be in the heart of the resideuce district. At the board meeting Friday evening the resignation of Miss West as Domestic Science teach er was accepted, and Mrs. Cot ton, at present instructoress o f ( the seventh grade, appointed to ! fill the vacancy. The seventh grade will be looked after by the present force of teachers, the| several divisions being properly divided for that purpose. This; arrangement will cause no loss of time because of waiting for j an additional teacher. D r. S. E. T O D D H eavy S to rm r n d L ig h t System F a ilu re Block P lans. Many people were disappoint ed Friday evening because of the necessity for postponing the “ Home Industry” m e e t i n g which had been arranged for that night in Vert’s hall. A large crowd had assembled, the picture machine had been set up, and the speakers were all o n ' hand, when the sudden darken ing of the city, due to the break- j ing of the electric wires made it j necessary to adjourn. Col. E. j Hofer, Philip Bates, W. H. Mc- Monies, Mrs. Sarah Evans and Mrs. Edyth Tozier Weatherred were all present and the pros E lected ta C ity C ouncil pects for an evening of educa tion and value were never better. The elements decided otherwise, however, and those who were on hand found it necessary to seek C linging Snow B reak s L ight a n d their various homes without the T e le p h o n e C ircuits. p r o m i s e d entertainment. At some future date, to he announc The storm which visited this ed later, the same force of good city last Friday and Saturday speakers will again be in the created havoc with the wires of Grove, and a most pleasant and the local lighting an 1 power profitable evening will undoubt companies and the telegraph and edly result. telephone services. The wires commenced to break late Friday C o n d en ser M a n a g e m e n t C h ange. afternoon and in a very short Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Sells, of time Forest Grove was without Ferndale, Wash., arrived in this light or power and completely cith Monday evening. Mr. Sells cut off from all communication will succeed P. C. Kinzer as with the outside world by tele superintendent of the Pacific graph or telephone. Although Coast Condensed Milk company the storm raged all of Friday plant in South Forest Grove, night, changing from snow to Mr. Kinzer going to Seattle, rain and rain to sleet, artd back where he will have charge of a again to snow, all the public util department in the general office. ities companies had gangs of men Mr. Kinzer has been in Forest working upon the repairing of the Grove for several years, and, various circuits. The Washing- with his wife, has taken a prom ton-Oregon corporation, which inent part in the social activities furnishes day current to Forest of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Grove, had its lines in shape and Kinzer will take with them to were prepared to turn on the their new home the best wishes power at 2 o’clock Saturday after of a host of friends and admirers. noon. The municipal plant, with many wires down all over town, did not get in shape to resume Y. M. C. A. E xpress T h a n k s. operations until Sunday evening. Hearty thanks and apprecia The telephone and telegraph tion for services and courtesies service has been gradually re rendered have been extended to sumed, and ¡snow practically the the various church organizations same as before. The telephone and individuals who assisted in people probably suffered t h e the entertainment of the dele heaviest loss, as their wires not gates to the recent Y. M. C. A. only went down all over the city, convention held in this city, by I hut throughout the countryside the Pacific University branch of as well, necessitating the em that organization, through its I ployment of a large force of men resolution committee. We regret | to make repairs. _______ • ______ to note that no mention is made of the Star theater or its proprie- | E x-Sheriff F ou n d in B an k . tors, who turned over the house j Ex-Sheriff G. G. Hancock is for the noon day meeting of Sat now installed in the cashier’s urday. cage at the First National Bank of this city. A. R. Leabo has Live W ires Kill H orse. gone to Portland and expects to A horse driven by R. A. With- j leave shortly for an extended combe, of Hillsboro, was killed tour through California. Mr. by striking a live wire in the ! Hancock, who is a heavy stock streets of that city, Friday night. holder in the First National, is Mr. Withycombe was severely as smiling and genial as ever, shocked. Another horse, be and seems right at home amid longing to A. L. Holcomb, was his surroundings of gold and stunned by a shock, but re-1 greenbacks. covered sufficiently to he driven home. Will P av e C an y o n R oad. STORM CAUSE OF DAMAGE D r. L an e E lected S en ato r. S a l e m , O r.,—Twenty-e i g h t members of the State Senate at P h o to s c o p y rig h t by A m e ric a n P r e s s A ssociation. noon Tuesday voted for Dr. Harry irg in ia ta lk e d fo r m a n y a d a y o v e r th e visit o f P re s id e n t E lect Lane, of Portland, the people’s / A \ L L W V oodrow W ilso n a n d M rs. W ilso n to S ta u n to n . Va.. on h is re c e n t choice for United States Senator fifty -s ix th b irth d a y . G o v e rn o r W ilson w as born th e re , nnd th e old to w n g a v e h im n tr u e s o u th e rn recep tio n T h e “ W elcom e E lom e'' a rc h to succeed Jonathan Bourne, Jr., w a s a f e a tu r e o f th e c e le b ra tio n , a n d th e re w as tails a f te r th e e v e n t w a s o v e r on March 4 next. The only two o f m a k in g it a p e rm a n e n t m em o ria l. M rs. W ilson w as a p ro m in e n t figure In against Lane were Calkins and th e d a y 's p ro g ra m , b e in g g iv en a n e q u a l p lace of h o nor w ith h e r h u sb a n d . S he Bean, who cast their votes for is sh o w n In th e Illu s tra tio n J u s t a s s h e looked d u rin g th e c e le b ra tio n Ben Selling. In the House of Representa tives at the same time 50 mem bers cast their votes for Dr. Har M rs. W e a th e rre d .A p p e a re d in W ife of E x -Ju d g e of W a sh in g to n ry Lane, S. A. D. Meek, of P la y T h e re L ong A go. C cur.ty P asses A w ay . Washington County, being the only one to vote for Selling, with Mrs. Edyth Tozier Weatherred, HI llsboro , O r . , —Mrs. Fran the explanation that he had re who was to have delivered an ces J. Archbold, wife of ex- fused to sign statement No. 1 and address at the meeting which County Judge A. C. Archbold, objected to Lane as the nominee j was scheduled for last Friday died at the family home Monday for United States Senator. i evening in Vert’s hall, was a morning, after an extended ill Hoskins and Lester in the member of a dramatic organiza ness. She was the daughtor of Senate, both unpledged, voted for tion of Pacific University which Judge Ralph Wilcox and wife, Lane, explaining their ballots by presented “ Queen Esther,” with and was horn at Independence, the assertion that they believed Miss Emma Wagner in the title Mo. in 1844. At the age of one the will of the people should pre role, on the stage of the old year she crossed the plains with vail. Vert’s hall directly after it had her parents, and the family set been built. Mrs. Weatherred tled in 1845 on a dominion land M a c c a b e e s’ S m o k e r T u esd a y . and Miss Maggie MacCrum, now claim, on a part of which Hills As outlined' by the entertain the wife of Dr. Bird of Salem, boro now stands. ment committee, the smoker of appeared as the maids to the She was married to Mr. Arch the Knights of the Maccabees, Queen, and the late Prof. Robb bold August 20. 1865, and for 67 which will be held in Odd Fel j played the character of Mor- years made this place her home. low’s hall next Tuesday night, decai. Miss Agnes Watt and Her husband and the following B ack to th e B itter R oot. promises to be an event of the j Miss Lois Burlinghame, now children survive: Mrs. Eva V. J. M. Enschede, who is in : year in lodge circles. Elaborate charge of the horticultural de- ! irrangements have Leen made Mrs. M. J. McMahan, of Port- Loeb, wife of George Loeb, a merchant of Ridgefield, Wash: partment of the Sunset Orchard for the satisfying of the inner j land, were the fairies. Others Virginia M. and John M., of whom Mrs. Weatherred recalled Land company, in the Bitter Root | and outer man. Sufficient “ eats” Portland, and Hugh, Elizabeth valley of Montana, left Sunday 1 and “smokes” will be on hand as participants in that produc R. and Alston C. Jr., of Port for Stevensville, Montana, after to meet all requirements. A tion were: Barnett Roe, brother land, the latter a student at a month’s vacation spent with musical program of worth will be of C. O. Roe; the late John Watt; Oregon Agricultural College, the home folk in this city. Mr. provided, and several novel Miss Mary Lyman, now Mrs. N. Corvallis. Her mother, Mrs. Enschede is enthusiastic over the stunts presented for the edifica McCoy; Miss Mattie Clark, who Wilcox, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie become the wife of Prof. W. D. progress already gained in the tion of the Knights and their Lyman of Whitman college; and Goode, Grants Pass, and a Bitter Root, and expects, in the friends. Mitchell Gillman, now on the Su brother, John, also survive. n e x t three yeais, to h a v e achieved results of such character V alley F an s to F orm L eague. preme Bench of Washington. that they will stand as a lasting Representatives from the coun monument to his knowledge and ties of Polk, Yamhill and Wash ability as a horticulturist. ington will meet in McMinnville February 5 for the purpose of B an k D irecto rs E lected. organizing a tri-county semi-pro At a meeting of the stockhold fessional baselall league to con ers of the First National Benk. sist of six teams and to be known held last Tuesday, the following as the Yamhill league. Repre directors were elected. G. G. sentatives from this city, Hills Hancock, John Templeton, H. J. boro and Cornelius, will be pres Goff. Geo. Mizner, W. H. Hollis, ent. Allan Rice, T. VV. Sain, E. W. Haines, Chris. Peterson, W. K. T h re e M en B adly B urned. Newell and H. T. Buxton. The Early Thursday morning three board elected E. W. Haines presi men occupying an Oregon Elec dent; John Templeton, vice presi tric bunk car at Hillsboro were dent; G. G. Hancock, cashier. badly burned by fire which was caused by an overheated stove. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Emmerson They were removed to a Portland visited in Vancouver Sunday. hospital. W. H. Barker, of this city, is The Press leads all competitors. spending a few days in Portland. POSTPONE INDUSTRY MEET No. 12 KNEW OLD VERT’S HALL MRS. ARCHBOLD IS DEAD Pacific Boys M eet C ro o k s G o to S herw oo d . Rev. and Mrs. James Crooks, who have been conducting a series of successful revivals at the Methodist Episcopal church in this city, left Tuesday for Sherwood, where they will in augurate a series of evangelistic meetings at the Friends church. D efeat. McMinnville defeated Pacific University at the local gym, Fri day afternoon, by a score of 27 to 13. This was the first basket H illsboro in D ark n ess. hall game of the season, and a The storm of last week wreck large crowd were in attendance. ed electric light and telephone Pacific won the contest between lines in the county seat, and that the second teams of the same in city was in darkness for several stitutions by a score of 18 to 14. nights. Snow fell to a depth of eight inches. Railway men re port seven feet of snow on the summit between Hillsboro and Tillamook on the Pacific Railway and Navigation Line. The male quartette at the Star last evening made a decided hit, answering to repeated encores. Their stuff was up-to-date and of the kind that strikes the right spot. The Barber Asphalt company, of Portland, has just received a contract for the paving of the Canyon road, which has long been a bugaboo to the residents of the Tualaitn plains and those who have found it necessary to drive into the Rose City. The Canyon road is the shortest route from this section to Portland and its paving will be considered by everyone who has had occasion to fight the mud during the win ter, while passing over the road, as one of the best acts ever per formed by the Portland authori ties. It is expected the work will be completed by the first of March, weather permitting.