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FOREST GROVE. WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913.
HILLSEORO IS DRY BERT VENEN IS DEAD GRAND OPENING OF FIRST WIN FROM ESTACADA
AT AGE OF FIFTY-EIGHT
DO IRELAND'S COLTS
NATIONAL BANK JAN I
SAYS J.U. CAMPBELL
DEATH UNDE TRAIN
Old Musician Goes to Eternal
Circuit Judge Makes Decision
Sleep While Brother Makes
Building is Practically Completed at Cost oj
A Rattling Good Game
Music on Old Guitar
$ 4 0 ,0 0 0 —-Tenants R ent W ill P a y
A. P. Venen, known to most every
body in this county as just plain “ Bert,”
without any trimmings, is dead. After
an illness extending over several
months he passed away at 111, Tenth
The Saloons Fail to Show That I Street, East Portland, at the age o f 68
years, Saturday evening.
He formerly lived here and after
Electors Had Illegally Voted
! moving away returned every few weeks
—No Booze by Jan. 1
, to tune pianos for all his old customers,
j Bert could get music out o f a guitar—
the kind o f music that grips a fellow's
Hillsboro will be a dry town soon— ' heart and calls back the old moss-cov
that, is if the November election and ered bucket, the dear old home and its
Judge J. U. Campbell o f the Circuit folks.
Court have anything to do with it; for j Saturday evening A. S. Venen and
Tui sday of this week the aforesaid son Ray played on guitars the old tunes
jurist rendered a decision declaring the | Bert and A1 were wont to play together.
election legal, and it will be remem and amid sweet music the old piano
bered that said election put Hillsboro tuner went to his eternal sleep.
A1 and Bert were twin brothers, and
dry by over twenty votes. By the'
same decision Sherwood becomes wet. tht former was in the jewelry business
T he plaintiff, the saloon forces, had here until a few years ago.
He was a native o f Ohio, where he
filed an amended complaint, alleging
that there had been thirty-one persona was born July 9, 1855 He lived for 18
who had voted illegally, but when it years at Conneaut, O , then went to
came to a showdown but few of those Iowa, where he lived SO years, coming
who were said to have voted without thence to Portland where he took part
in establishing the Durand Organ &
right were proven to have done so.
The case opened Monday morning and Piano House, remaining with the house
He later established a
the plaintiff in presenting its case five years.
claimed that many voters lived outside piano house in Seattle but lust his busi
the corporate limits o f the city, and ness, valued at $15,000, during the big
witnesses were put on the stand to give fire in that city, with no insurance.
the exact boundaries o f the munici For some years he had been a resident
o f Portland and recently moved to
pality, so far as was possible.
Other allegations o f the plaintiff, Edgewater, Washington, where he had
such as that the polls did not close at a homestead and where he hoped to re
seven o’clock, that the notices were gain his health. Two weeks ago he
not legally posted, and that judges returned to Portland to his home at
were not properly appointed, were held No. I ll, Tenth Street, East, where he
not to affect the legality o f the election. died.
Burial waa in Portland. He leaves
In the Sherwood suit the Court held
that the County Court should have ap the brother, a wife and one son in
pointed the judges and clerks o f elec Seattle.
tion, instead o f the City Council, and
for that reason Judge Campbell held “ Dad” Moulton Quits Stanford
the Sherwood election invalid.
“ Dad” Moulton, who came to Forest
attorneys for the Hillsboro saloon Grove a few yearp ago and coached the
keepers will appeal to the Supreme P. U. track team, has quit Stanford.
Court, but Hillsboro will probably be “ Dad” is getting up in years and the
in the dry column until a decision in duty o f coaching the California athletes
the higher tribunal is rendered, after was too much for him. He was at
January 1, next.
Stanford twelve years.
BUT SHERWOOD IS WET
MRS. VICTOR BROWN
STORE ROBBED AT NORTH
TO BE BURIEDTOMORROW
PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT
Born in This County Fifty Years
Ago—Eleven Cl.ildren Wi 1
Mrs. Victor Brown, a native Oregon
ian born at Centerville, this county,
died at her home near here yesterday
afternoon at the age o f 5" years.
Death was the result of heart trouhje
from which she had been suffering for
the past two years.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at
eleven o’clock at the Buxton Undeit k-
ing Chapel with interment in the Moun
tain View cemetery. Mrs. Brown’s
maiden name was Julia Cornelius and
she was the daughter of Jesse Cornelius,
a well known Oregon pioneer, who came
to this state in 1845. In 1880 she was
married to Victor Brown also a native
son and they immediately moved on to
his fathers old donation claim on the
Greenville road near here. For several
years they had not lived there but not
long before Mrs. Browns’s death she
expressed the desire to move back to
the old farm where most o f the children
were born and there she died.
She was the mother o f twelve child
ren all o f whom, except Fred Brown of
Idaho, will attend the funeral. They
are Blanche, Portland; Alpha and Win-
nifred, Tacoma; Mrs. Ora Isbell, Che-
halis Clark Brown, Chehalis; Earl, De
troit, Wash.; Fred, Mountain Home,
Idaho; and the following children
and husband at home, Vivian, Jessie.
Alvin, Victor and Ross; snd the follow
ing brothers, John Cornelius o f Bloom
ing near Cornelius; Ed and Ben o f
Portland. Thomas Cornelius who is city
commissioner of Salem and a sister;
Dr. Margaret Pomroy of Salem. Mrs.
Brown was a member o f the Methodist
Locals Score 22, Visitors 15-
Interest on the Investment
The First National Bank building of
this city is practically completed and
tenants are now moving in. The bank
ing institution will occupy their quar
ters between Xmas and the first o f Jan
ers and Merchants Fire Relief Associa
tion; H. B. Glaisyer, surveyor; Dr. Q.
Tucker; T. J. O. Thatcher, real estate
and Dr. H. W. Volmer.
That the building was a good business
proposition is proved by the fact that
the rent from the tenants pays interest
On the latter date a big grand open on the investment snd leaves the bank-
ing will be held, afternoon and evening ing rooms free o f rent. The banking
at which time a good program o f music room is 30 by 62 feet and is very beau
speeches, by the architect, contractor, tiful with its large white supporting
some o f the workmen, members o f the columns, mahogany furniture and onyx
firm and others will be given and re finish. Italian marble floors and the orn
amental plastered walls snd beamed
freshments will be served.
The building is one o f the finest west ceiling. F. H. Preher o f Portland who
o f Portland, located on the northwest supervised the installing of the onyx
corner of Pacific Avenue and Main St. finish stated to the P rbss writer that
It is a three story structure; the first the cost and beauty o f the onyx in the
story being built of stone and the sec First National Bank excelled anything
ond and third o f white pressed brick in Oregon, not excepting Portland. It
trimmed with stone. The building is 50 is Mexican Pedrara and the artistic
feet by 62 and has a full basement with work that mother nature did in decorat
side walk doors and lights, and was ing the onyx slabs, used for wainscot
built at a cost o f $40,000. W. B. Beil, ing and counter serene, with veins of
a Portland architect drafted the plans rich browns and yellows is certainly
and C. F. Kratz also o f Portland was | resplendant. It is lighted with semi
the contractor. Quite a number of the indirect fixtures and contains two large
carpenters were from Forest Grove and steel and concrete vaults with safety
the workmanship is first class in all par deposit features. There are private
rooms for patrons and the directors of
The two upper floors have been rent the bank.
ed for office purposes and are heated, as
is the whole building, with vacuo vapor
steam heat and the building has perfect
Charles Littler, the druggist, will
occupy a portion o f the lower floor on
Main street and among those who will
have offices on the second floor are:
Hollis and Graham, lawyers; The Bank-
The First National has a capital and
surplus o f $60,000.00 and has for its
officers: E. W. Haines, president; John
Templeton, vice president; George Han
cock, casi i ?r nnd besides these men the
1 following directiva; H, J. Goff, George
, Slizner, V’ . H/ Hollis, Allen Rice, T.
W. Sain, Chris Peterson and W. K.
CAPT. PETERS SUES
WATROUS GETS $5,000
WANTS $4000 DAMAGES FROM GEORGE NAYLOR
Alleges He Received Permanent Sued for $25,000 for Alienation
Injury, Broken Nose, Etc.,
of Wife’* Affection—Child
From Bad Sidewalk
Not Allowed a* Evidence
Captain G. W. Peters, a veteran of
Miles Watrous, o f this city, was
the Civil War, and a resident o f this awarded $5,000 by the jury at Hillsboro
! city, has filed s suit in the Circuit last Friday evening for the alienation
i Court in session at Hillsboro against o f his wife’s affections.
A youth about eighteen years o f age . Marion R. Markham, City Recorder, to
It was held by Judge Cleeton that
was arrested at Hillsboro Monday, and i recover alleged damages he received
the five-year-old child of Mrs. Watrous
suspicious circumstances have led the ; from a fail last April. He states that
could not be exhibited to the jury,
officers to believe that he may have a defective sidewalk on Third Avenue,
ruling that the paternity had nothing
knowledge o f the robbery at McCoy & i near Third Street, was rotten and de
to do with the case, the statutory pre-
Troutman’s store at North Plains Sun fective, and was responsible for his
! sumption being that Watrous was the
day night. The young man passed 1 fall, and further alleged that the in
legal father o f the child.
throngh Hillsboro going toward North juries incurred has done permanent
Merchants from this city attended
Plains Saturday, and was seen at the damage to his neck, face, and the base
' the trial and testified that Watrous had
latter town Sunday. Officers found a I o f his skull, and that two operations
bought abundant provisions for the
stick pin near the store which the fellow, were made necessary; also that his nose
( family, and at one time had owed one
who gives the name of George Quint,
j was broken. To soothe his injuries he merchant $160 but had squared in full.
says is his, but he maintains that he dia
asks the city to come through With I Mrs. M. E. Storms, of Portland, an
not rob the store. None o f the goods
I aunt o f Mrs. Watrous, testified that
taken from the building were found on
At the meeting o f the Council Tues Watrous had always been an affection
day night the city attorneys, Hollis & ate husband. Naylor will appeal the
Pocket knives, files and other articles Graham, were instructed to proceed
to the value o f about $60 were taken.
with the case. It was the opinion of
■ the Council that the amount should not
Violin Over 200 Year* Old , be paid, and there should be no com
Bert Downey, leader of the Dallas promise.
The charter o f the city
band, has a violin made in 1687, accord states that the city is not responsible
ing to the Polk County Itemizer. On for damage received by defective walks
the back of the old instrument is unless the municipality has been notified
written in Spanish this translation: o f the defect prior to the accident.
While returning to Vancouver from
“ In the tree I live silent; in death I
Portland, Rev. James Crooks an Evan
sing.” Mr. Downey received the violin
gelist well known in Forest Grove was
from his father, who bought it in the
stricken with apoplexy and died before
early California days for $10 and an
he could be taken to a hospital. He
other violin. The present owner has a
hail just returned from Toledo, Wash.,
standing offer of $1,000 for his old kjrg
where he had recently closed a series
o f instrument*, but will keep it himself.
of revival meetings.
In a decision Tuesday the Supreme
Rev. Crooks was 52 years old and
Newberg Sends Invitation.
Court o f Oregon at Salem reversed the was formerly engaged in slum and mis
This afternoon George Currey, secre decree o f guilty in the case of Edward sion work in Chicago and was pastor of
tary o f the Commercial Club, received L. Naylor, o f this city,
who was the First Methodist Church of Seattle
an invitation from W. H. Wharton, charged with improper conduct with a few years ago.
president o f the Newberg Commercial Miss Martha Traver.
He conducted a series o f meeting in
Club, inviting the people o f Forest Court held that the Circuit Court erred the Methodist Church o f this city last
Grove to participate in a meeting some in allowing as evidence statements thst winter. Rev. Crooks was a strong and
time in January to commemorate the the relations o f the man and woman effective speaker and well liked by
completion o f the Newberg bridge had been commented upon by neighbors, all who heard him and his death comes
uniting Yamhill and Marion counties and not admitting other evidence from as a shock to his many friends here.
and also the beginning o f operation of which a crime might be implied. A
He is survived by his widow, two
the P. E. & E.
new trial is ordered.
sons and four daughters
EVANGELIST CROOKS •
STRICKEN KNOWN HERE
NAYLOR CASE REVERSED
BY SUPREME COURT
Resident of This City Killed
Instantly at Oregon City
—Family Lives Here
In the first game of the baaketball
season the High School lads of this city
took a nice fall out o f the acholastic
contingent from Estacada last Satur
day. To be real definite about it, Ire
land’s Colts made a score o f 22 as
against 15 for the visitors.
The game was played on the Pacific
University floor. There was a real
good crowd out, and the High School
rooters put plenty o f pepper into their
part o f the program. Estacada scored
two field baskets and eleven free throw
fouls while Forest Grove netted ten
field baskets and two fouls.
man on the team played a rattling good
game and the public will see a right
smart contest next Saturday evening,
when the High School boys meet the
Alumni all-stars. It isn’ t goin’ to be
any cream roll or puddin’ affair for the
present generation o f school-goers to
put their elder brethem to flight, for it
will be remembered that the High
School has turned out some zipping
teams in the past, and some o f them
are now «playing on the Pacific squad.
John Ireland is manager of the High
School team and Arthur Ireland acts in
the same capacity for the Collegians,
and is also an Alumni star.
happen to be brothers, and when
brotherly spirit gets to wirking tiere
is generally something doing—you re
member the Civil War and the French
revolution, don’t you?
John has arranged a long schedule,
which is as follows: December 27,
Portland Academy, in Portland; Jan
uary 2, Newberg, at Newberg; Janu
ary 23, St. Johns, here; January 30,
Newberg, here; February 6, at Esta
cada; February 13, Portland Academy,
here; February 27, McLaughlin, here!
March 13, at St. Johns. This is the
last game o f the season.
The lineup o f the local High School
was as follows; Gale Miller, f; Vercy
Billinger, f ; Tom Todd,
Turner (Capt.), g; J. Ireland (Mana
ger), g; Roy Thompson, Edgar Swan
son and Harold Robinson, subs.
WAS RAILROAD ENGINEER
He Miase* Rod and Falla Under
James Gillispie, a locomotive engin
eer whose home is in this city, was in-
Btantly killed Tuesday evening at Ore
gon City, when a freight train passed
over his body.
Gillispie had been a locomotive en
gineer in the employ of the Pacific and
Eastern railway and it is thought he
was attempting to make his way south
when he missed the rod and fell under
the wheels o f the freight train Several
cars passed over the body.
The body was mangled beyond recog
nition and was identified only by the
papers found on his body. He was a
member o f Eagle Point Lodge No. 227,
Independent Order o f Odd Fellows.
Gillespie and his family lived in the
east part of Forest Grove for about
He came from Medford here and the
body will probably be buried either here
or in Southern Oregon where his par
ents live. For some weeks the family
has resided in the Oak Hill section
south of town.
Break* Record Selling Red Cross
Miss Florence Avery, a former Pa
cific University student, broke the
record in Red Cross stamp sales at
Eugene last week.
In one day she
sold 1.200 of the seals—600 before she
left the U. o f O. campus and the re
mainder down town. She is a member
o f the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority,
and is the girl who organized and vir
tually conducted the first co-ed glee
club at the State University. She i*
registered from Hood River, and has.
many friends in this city.
VAN KIRK PUT ON TABLE
FOR APPENDICITIS ESPEE MUST GET BUSY
Roy Van Kirk, the rural mail carrier
AND BUILD CROSSINGS
on Route No. 2 out o f this city, was
operated on for appendicitis yesterday
morning at the local hospital.
He had been troubled with a pain in
his right side for about a year, and for
the last week the symptoms have be
come quite severe. Van showed his
nerve by sticking to the route for three
days after an acute attack.
Gus Gardner, the route mi.n on No.
1, has taken Van Kirk’s place tempo
rarily, and Jim Hill is on Route No 1.
This unavoidable mixup has made it
hard to get around on the routes, as
Gus Gardner has to make up the mail
at the postoffice for both circuits, and
the Christmas mails are coming in
heavy, ’i he carriers are working hard
to make the rounds.
Butter r* Misbranded
J. D. Mickle, Dairy and Food Com
missioner, last week commenced a war
against the creameries that sell under
the Oregon state brand butter imported
from New Zealand and from the East.
He has laid before tl e grand jury evi
dence obtained as a result o f six
months’ investigation. The law for
bidding the sale o f imported buti< r
under the state brand provides a penalty
of thirty days to six months in jail and
a fine of $25 to $100.
Mr. Mickle has diacovered that since
November 1, some 40,000 pounds of
butter have been received in Portland.
Of this amount, but 2",000 pounds have
been sold as imported butter.
Luncheon Po: tpor.ed
The Commercial Club luncheon an
nounced for next Friday evening has
been posponed until after the holidays.
Yhis has been done in order not to in
terfere with the reception at the new
High School building.
Council Won’t Extend Franchise
ThHt the Southern Pacific will have
to stir from their lethargy and concrete
their street crossings, which has en
tailed much inconvenience and illfeelir.g,
before they will be given an extension
of their electric street railway fran
chise, was the decision o f the Council
The franchise is up the first o f Jan
uary and repeatedly has the committee
on street work representing the Council
petitioned the railroad company to put
in the paved walks shutting their prop
erty and crossing the street, but they
have passed the work up. They asked
for an extension o f forty-five daja.
This was granted in Hillsboro last
Chief Engineer Burckhalter pre
sented the company s position before
the Council and told the city fathers
that the matter had never come before
the head officials, and explained that ss
such work properly came under the
head of extensions rather than repair
ing that an appropriation was r.ecessaiy
before work could be begun.
He requested that the ( ouncil ¡»S' e
an order that the company should con
struct the walks within a reasonable
time, but the Council having long lien*
delayed in getting any response fr< m
ihe company in regard to this matti r
decided that they would not take any
action in regard to extending the tin e
to commence operation* on the Hi <*
until the walks were completed, < r a
satisfactory guarantee be given that
they be put in as soon as possible.