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FOREST GROVE. WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, JANUARY I, 1914.
NOMINEES NAMED FIRST ESPEE ele c tr ic s COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL «
HOLD BIG MEETING
FOR CITY ELECTION ROLL INTO FOREST GROVE
Manifested at Caucus
C o a c h e » -C a r . Run to
Gaston and Return
President H. J. G o ff Urges Farmers to Attend
and Gives Good Argument fo r
Tuesday afternoon the first electric
cars over the Southern Pacific rolled
into Forest Grove, and quite an audi
ence gathered at the depot for in
The coaches are red and are built for
efficiency and speed. Instead of the
time-honored trolley wheel the new
cars are equipped with trolley rollers
about fourteen inches long, which have
the advantage o f not running off tbe
I. J. Smith, conductor, Bert Lucas,
motorman, and C. E. Hines, brakeman,
made the trip and reported the road
in capital condition. They made a run
as far as Gaston and then returned to
Portland. It is expected that cars will
begin regular service about January 15.
J- H. STEVENSON ESPEE ELECTRIC IS
WAS BUSY JOURNALIST GRANTED 45 DAYS
Lair H. Gregory Tells Story in
Citizen» Delighted W ith Artittic
Absolutely No Opposition Is
Sunday Oregonian— He W as
Extension from December 31
Former P. U . Student
After Signing Contract
An interesting story concerning John
H. Stevenson, the Portland jurist, and
son of Judge Robert 0 . Stevenson,
appeared in the Sunday Oregonian.
In a communication from President people coming to the Pacific Coast Judge Stevenson grew up in the Watts
H. J. Goff o f the Commercial Club he during 1916, and we need to prepare district and is a graduate o f the Watts
I f we lie down school, and every native son of Wash Paving Company Paid in Full
tells of the worth o f such an organiza for that event.
Progressive Business Men Are
tion to a community and urges the and make no effort to inform those ington County is proud o f the record he
and Property W ill Not
Nominated for Council—
farmers to take part in the big get to people about the great advantages we is making as judge o f the Municipal
have here, other cities will get what Court in Portland.
Election January 12
next two weeks. F ollowing is his letter: we might have had. It is no us'e wait story was written by Lair H. Gregory,
“ The Commercial Clubs o f cities ing until next year, that will be too a staff writer. The story follows:
thru the Willamette valley have been late; now is the time and we ought to
“ John H. Stevenson, now Municipal
The Southern Pacific people were
As forecasted last week by the P ress
a great factor in the up building o f the get busy.
Judge of Portland, came to this city 13
there were absolutely no heated discus
“ Within the next two weeks the years ago from his father's ranch near given a franchise extension o f forty-
country. They have been the means,
sions or opposition at the regular
in a great many cases, o f bringing executive board of the Commercial Club Forest Grove, Oregon, with a few five days from December 31 by the
annual caucus held Tuesday evening in
different kinds o f industries to our state expects to hold a "get-together” meet dollars in his pockets and an ardent City Council in special session Monday
Vert’s Hall for the purpose o f nominat
through calling individual notice, the ing, the date of which will be duly ad ambition to succeed. He went to a night, the railroad folks having previ
ing a city ticket Everything went off
benefits to be derived from the par vertised at which time we hope to business college for three months, ously signed a contract with Jennings
lovely, with no browr.-taste-in-the-
ticular locality in which the commercial have a great number o f our farmers until his money ran out, and then he & Van Doren for the completion o f
cement crosswalks abutting
clubs are located. It is through the join in with us to boost this movement turned to the newspaper field.
For the first time in the history of
public spirited enterprize o f the com along. We want you to be thinking
“ He became a suburban reporter for
Vice-President K. B. Kumpe, o f the
the town—or as far back as the P ress
mercial clubs that factories are located about it and working for the interests of an evening newspaper at a salary of $6
writer can remember, and that is back
and public onterprizes developed. The this community, and when the meeting a week. All he had to do in that Linden-Kibbe Pavement Company, waa
me little time—the whole ticket went
Commercial Club, o f Forest Grove is no comes you will then be able and ready capacity was to get all the news from present and received payment for the
entire amount of work done on pave
rough without a battle of ballots.
exception to the rule. Through its in to decide on the kind of advertising
A joint meeting o f the Masons and fluence much has already been accom this community needs and the legiti seven suburbs, as widely scattered as ment abutting the property o f Edward
Secretary H. E. Ferrin cast an unani-
Rome’s seven hills, with Vancouver,
and George Naylor and Miss Martha
nous ballot for every candidate by vote Eastern Star was held Saturday even plished for this section o f Washington mate way of boosting.
Wash., thrown in. His seven suburbs,
and hence litigation was frus
! f the assembly, and consequently the ing in their lodge rooms, and a large county and a great deal more can be
“ The County Fair, while the first to some of which were very suburban at
trated. The property had been adver
ellers weren’ t given a chance to show- attendance was out to enjoy the festiv accomplished by the united efforts of be held at Forest Grove, shows what
that tm e, were Fulton, Woodstock,
A sumptuous banquet was its members.
heir technique as counting experts. It ities.
can be done by united effort, and the Sellweod, Mount Tabor, Montavilla, tised to be sold Saturday last, but
Friday Edward L. Naylor wrote a
vas voted to call the ticket the “ Citi- served and the time was happily spent i “ The year 1914 is going to be an results of our exhibit at the State Fair
Woodlawn and St. Johns.
ens’ Ticket,” and every nominee is a n social converse.
epoch in the annals o f the history of make it manifest that a little effort, a “ some beat,” as would be said in check for $2011.34 to cover the entire
The following officers were installed Forest Grove and vicinity.
cost o f pavement o f property o f the
progressive citizen who believes in
For our joining together in the work, and each newspaper circles.
three aforesaid parties.
doing things for the advancement of with impressive ceremonies:
Commercial Club to accomplish the one contributing a part, will make
“ Stevenson would comb Vancouver
Eastern Star— Mrs. A. Hinman, work we would like to do, we must
The paving company bind themselves
Forest Grove — without any radical
Washington County the first o f all the in the morning, rush to the office and
worthy matron; W. H. Hollis, worthy have not only the support o f its mem
counties in the whole state in agricul prepare his copy, and dash out to a to repair all defects that may occur in
the curbs due either to cracks or
Harry J. Goff received the nomina patron; Mrs. J. A. Thornburg, associ bers, but also o f all o f our citizens, tural exhibits. As last year was the
suburb 'n the afternoon. He figured crumbling or forfeit the property own
tion for the office of mayor; Marion R ate matron; Mrs. Joseph Lenneville, and not only those residing in town, first experience in making an exhibit,
that he circled the globe several times
Dorothy Seymour, , but also those in the surrounding terri
ers the sum ot $200.
Markham, incumbent, recorder; Robert secretary; Mrs.
we labored under a disadvantage, but in the two years he had this detail.
Wirtz, incumbent, treasurer; and the treasurer; Mrs. P. C. Starrett, con tory. We need and must have the with tin ex; erience obtained, there is
“ While he was on the job never a new
following councilmen for two years: J. ductress; Mrs. Charles Bump, associate support and assistance of the farmers no reason why the future exhibits from
sidewalk went in, or a pet dog took ill,
J. Wirtz, incumbent, R. F. Emerson conductress; Mrs.
o f this community.
In some of the this locality should not be much greater or a roof was re-shingled that Steven
Miss Leon Graham, Ruth; Mrs. Mayne valley towns which we know, the farmer
and B. F. Purdy.
and finer in every particular.
son did not chronicle it in his ‘Subur
Harry J. Goff, uominee for mayor, is Abbott, Esther; Christine Mackrodt, membership of the Commercial Club
“ We have the advantage of excel ban- Notes.’ He was an indefatigable
at present a member o f the council, Martha; Mrs. E. E. Williams, Electra; comprises about one-half o f the total lent soil, practical and experienced 1
news gatherer. A fter he had been on
Mrs. o f the ^membership.
and the assembly voted unanimously Mrs. A. B. Todd, chaplain;
Here we have farmers and adequate crops to draw | the beat a few months, people would
The Woman’s Club o f this city sold
that H. B. Johnson be appointed to fill Higby, warden; O. S. Higby, sentinel. never had any help outside of the city, from each year. The Commercial Club
leave ‘social’ items for him at the $60 worth o f Red Cross Stamps this
Those installed in the Masons were: which probably is due to the fact that
out Goff’s unexpired term on the
can be an important factor in bringing drug stores and groceries. Knowing
W. H. Hollis, W M ; E. R. Wirtz, S. I we have never caught it. Whatever is
year and some of the money will be
about this pleasing
and profitable this, a competitor on another paper de
used for the care o f a tuberculosis
On motion, the convention tendered a
a benefit to the business man in the I method of advertising, and it is essen- vised a scheme to discredit the quality
patient in the east end of Washington
vote of thanks to the present council Thornburg, Treas.; H. C. Parker, Sec.; j city, is also a benefit to the farmer j tia.1 that the business men and farmers
o f his society notes. The competitor County. Mrs. C. E. Walker, chairman
and outgoing members for their efficient L. M. Graham, S. D.; H. T. Giltner, I living in the vicinity o f that city. ; should unite in this effort.
•planted’ an item that went like this: of the public health committee o f the
work. Mayor O. M. Sanford presided J. D .; J. G. Lenneville, S S.; O. S. I They must
work together for the
“ In closing 1 want to ask every one ‘Genevieve Jones, a popular member
local club, received a letter the other
at the meeting and expressed his ap Highby, J. S.; C. A. Broderson, Tyler; I benefit of the entire community, and we m this part o f Washington County to
preciation of the vote of thanks, and said C. O. Roe, Marshall; D. T. Thomas, ■ desire to bring the farmer and the busi- ! come to our meeting and help boost the o f the Jones family, died last week. day from Mrs. Sadie Orr-Dunbar,
Her death is much regretted by a large chairman of the state committee of
that when he first became a member o f Chaplain.
j ness man of this section of Washington ! banner county o f the banner state of circle of friends.’
Woman’s Clubs, stating that the state
the council he resolved to do all in his
I county closer together the next two , the Pacific Northwest.”
“ After Stevenson had run this, the organization would stand back of any
power for the best interests o f the city. big banquet was served, and a ganeral I years.
H. J. G off ,
competitor exposed him somewhat to pledge the local club might make to the
In the past two years Forest Grove good time was enjoyed by all.
“ There will be many thousands of j
President Commercial Club.
party receiving help. Last year $40 of
has made rapid strides in conservative
“ ‘The Genevieve Jones whose death the lied Cross Stamp money was used
development. Forty blocks o f streets
j is so deeply regretted by our esteemed for work in this county. Medicines
“ Dad” Moulton, a former track
have been paved; and a new fire house
| contemporary is the genial and popular and supplies have been purchased iron»
and jail have been built; the tower has coach o f Pacific University, who re
j cow of the Abner Jones family Her local stores.
been rebuilt into a good tool house; and signed from Stanford has written to
owner, a prominent and well-known
the library has been made one of the Walter McCredie, manager o f the
milkman of the Woodstock section,
best in the state for a town this size. Portland Beavers, for the job of
says the deceased was the best cow he
There is but one way to estimate the trainer on that team. Mac has taken
worth of an official, and that is By the the letter under advisement and says
At a recent meeting o f the City
“ After Stevenson had established a
work done. The above record o f the that he may take “ Dad” on, as he
j j Council of Hillsboro a former ordinance,
reputation as a fearless and tireless
This afternoon and tonight,
present city council and mayor will thinks him an excellent trainer. Of
which required the saloons to close at
January 1, the First National f 10 o ’ch ck in the evening, was revoked suburban reporter, he was promoted to
course his work would not be to show
stand the acid test.
Bank will hold its grand opening • | and a new law was passed by the i tty be Court House reporter. From that
the players anything about the national
Andrew Phillips, who wi'h his family
its new $45,000 building. '« | Fathers allowing the grog shops to he became star rtporter and political is on a visit to relatives in this city
Farmers Offer Reward for Thief
There will be music by Walker's i 1 stay open till 12 nntil the 1st of Janu- editor o f his paper While he was from Victoria, B. C., is doing well in
physical well being. It is said that a
Farmers near Raleigh in the east end cut in salary was what caused him to
Orchestra and refreshments will • 1 ary, when they all close by special political writer, he gained the nickname the Canadian country as representative
o f the county are offering $125 reward quit Stanford.
Middle-Name Stevenson’ o f the Carter Car Company. He says
An invitation has 'f request of the people and the Circuit o f
for the arrest o f the party that has
been extended to the general jj ' Court. It has long been argued by the througn his zeal for getting the middle that the American made cars are far in
been filching stuff in their neighbor McFarlanes Buy Lumber Yard
names of persons he wrote about. It advance o f any machine made in Can
• wet forces that it would be a cold day
hood. J. F. Watkins, who is having a
used to be said that on being intro ada or in England.
James R. McFarlane and James R.
new house put up by Lee Sparks and
. ’ .V A ’ .V .’ .V .’.V .V .V .V .’ .V .’ .V .
duced to a man, Stevenson's invariable
The autos, he says, made In those
Jr., o f Manning, have bought out the
weather man is trying to make New
Sam Marshall, o f this city, is the last
rejoinder would be: ‘Oh, yes, glad to countries are strong, but do not have
Willis-Place Lumber Company, and
victim o f the thief.
meet you. Middle name, please?’
Boy Arrested at Banks
the artistic finish that cars^ made in
from now on will operate the business.
j anti-dry folks prophets.
Mrs. Watkins recently underwent an
"H e worked as a newspaper man in Uncle Sam’s land have. This is also
They are not new at the lumber busi-
Ronald Hall, a youth who is a ward
operation at a Portland hospital and
th- day time and studied law at night, true o f shoes and clothes, according to
Has Friends in Calumet
i ness as they operated a large yard at of the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society in
Tuesday o f last week Mr. Watkins
and six years ago he was appointed a Mr. Phillips. He said that among the
I Hillsboro some time ago. J. F. Willis Portland, was arrested at Banks the
Mrs. L. M. Ingersoll, of this city, is deputy in the office o f the District At
went into town, which left no one at
latter part o f last week on suspicion of from Michigan, and was o^e o f those torney. Since then his rise has peen strange things up theie were the high
home after the workmen had left the
stone walls built around the fine resi
farm west o f town and will entertain having stolen a revolver, which he sold who read the reports from Calumet
house at five until seven, when Mr.
dences, castle-like fashion, the habit
himself grubbing stumps the rest o f to a party for $3, its value being $25. with anxiety as she has friends in that
Watkins returned. It was presumably
of pedestrians and conveyances turning
' the winter.
He thinks that it may Deputy Sheriff Applegate went to city for whose lives she greatly feared.
between these hours that the thief en
to the left, and the lack o f agricultural
1 help some in reducing his weight.
Banks and took the boy 'n custody, and In the panic which was created by some
tered his house and took a fine overcoat
and a pair o f boots. He offers $50 for
That great big beautiful doll which
Banks Poolroom Quits
Wages are a little higher up there
stolen the gun in Tillamook and that he ' were lost in the mad scramble to get
the bad man’s apprehension, and the
K. N. Staehr had in his window just than in the states but the cost o f living
neighbors have added $75 to the reward
before Christmas, and was the envy of is correspondingly higher. Eggs have
owned by Zachary Seelye, closes its been out on probation with a family in forty-four were children.
girl in town, is now in the pos been selling for 60 to 70 cents per
1 doors January 1.
Mr. Seelye two the Tillamook country.
He was re gathered to enjoy Christmas festivities.
session o f Miss H. Helen Hughes dozen; bacon at 35; ham at 28-30; beef
weeks ago was fined $25 for allowing a turned to the society in Portland.
Liquor Violator» Fined $50 j minor to play pool in his hall, but this,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hughes. steak, 18:30; butter, 35 50 pe r pound
New Machines Go Well
George Thomas, the G. A. R. man, and gasoline, 28-30. There ure fie«
Esli Doughty was found guilty in the he says, did not determine his disposi
Good Game Tonight
When Fred Fox went to Yamhill drew the doll Hnd Mr. Hughes the gold American chauffiurs who keep tht'r
Circuit Court o f selling liquor to a tion to close up the business, though he
Mr. autis in the Fnrd.garnge. Hii dus ai d
A rattbng good basketball game is County recently he sold ninety o f his watch offered by the Bazaar.
minor and given a $50 One. In case he ' admits that the order given at the
doesn’t remit he will be required to same time by Governor W est’s special promised
id tonigh', Thursday, at the patented clotliesracks in three days ard Thomas couldn’t figure out what he Chinamen are in Victoria in abui.daneo.
serve twenty-five days in the county agent, that no card playing should be P. U. gymns um. The Rainier High secured stores to handle them. Phillip could do with a doll, and as Grant
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allowed and that each pool and billiard and the Collt e Freshmen will contest Abbey, an experienced solicitor from hasn't got any use for more than three
the East, will go on the road for Mr or four watches they traded prizes, and
Joseph Lorsung was convicted o f player should pay for his own cue in for suprema i Saturday night next Fox.
A representative is meeting
irove High play the with success with the machine down H. Helen is quite sure th. t h r father
non-support o f a minor child, but has stead o f the loser practically “ killed” the Forest
, Rainier boys
not received sentence yet.
GOFF WILL BE MAYOR
NAYLORS WRITE CHECK
ANNUAL FESTIVITIES OF
MASONS AND STAR
RED CROSS STAMP MONEY
USED IN THIS COUNTY
GRAND OPENING TODAY IT WILL BE A COLD DAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING WHEN HILLSBORO IS DRY
CONDITIONS IN VICTORIA
DESCRIBED BY LOCAL MAN