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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1916)
I with small financial return may
have a whack a t the legislature in
to the senatorial vacan-
Published every Wednesday at Forest Grove, Oregon.
• cies, for there are three represent-
W. C. Benfer, Editor and Publisher.
tives to be elected.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1916
No county judge will be elected,
as Judge Reasoner holds over un
NOTES AND COMMENTS
The term of Commissioner C.
Instead of having Letter Writ- knocked s k y h i g h. Sometimes
A. Hanley will expire and a suc
ing week a fixed date, let us have these evils appear in the guise of I
cessor is to be elected. The job
it "the first pleasant week in the grafters, who give the community '
carries $3 per day when at work
t o t pleasant month of the year." a bad name by their itchinp fo r.
®lj? Jfarrat (Bravt iExpresH
Astor has fm allylecured the ^
, r ° P ? 5r °PW*y : 7 T
County Clerk E. C.Luceeom -
title for which he renounced the sorncthing that is
two terms this year and
country in which he made hts price
price a at
w,II probably be a «ram ble
t which it is sold and the
wealth to go to England and learn
u:„ ____ ;___J f°r the vacancy. The office car-
.buyer, in his anger, inveighs
to wear a monocle, T h j^ o u n fry against everything in the com ries an $1800 salary and those
has lost nothing and if the Brit munity, good and bad. In this who are posted sav the incumbent
ish think they are the gainers,
let case, the man who „ is ___
J. E. Reeves also completes
them take all the satisfaction they appear to
carryjng the knock
terms as sheriff and rumor
can out of having him buy a few ■ gpirk toQ far> but he is not
a flock of ambitious ones
of them good meals when they nearly M much a detriment to the
willing to be his successor. There
community as the man who did
is $1800 in this job also, but at
Candidates for office this year j
stinging. 1 he last-named is that when work and pay are com
will run onto a little joker adopted
rea^ knocker, for his action pared the sheriff doesn't get very
by the last legislature which is in- *e n ' the sting to the tongue of the much the best of it. In addition
tended to make nominations at v'ct 'rn °f mis-placed confidence, the last legislature again made the
the primary election conclusive ^°* tbe ed*tor of the Express sheriff tax collector, which is a
and aims to prevent a candidate basn t been stung, but he over big responsibility.
defeated at the primaries appear- beard a conversation on a train
Washington county’s treasurer
ing a t the election with a brand about a month a8” which M Mm d raws tu t $900 a year and the
new party designation, The pro- to tb 's line of thought. The sting emoluments which in former years
vision is an innocent little require ing referred to did not occur made the office attractive have
ment which provides that candi in Washington county and the been cut out. E. B. Sappington’s
dates must subscribe to the fol writer hopes nothing like it will term expires this year and here is
lowing pledge when filing: "If I ever occur here.
a chance for a fellow who likes to
am not nominated I will not ac
“ There’s just as much money handle big money, even if it isn’t
cept the nomination or endorse
here as ever, if we could keep it b's own
ment of any party other than the at home,” said a business man in
Max Crandall sterm as assessor
one in which I am registered.”— the writer’s hearing the other day. is another which will expire. The
He then went on to say that if all °fhce Pays $1200 per year and is
people living in the Forest considered one of the most diffi-
A Mexican outlaw, named Villa,
district did all their trading cult in the county to fill. When
sometimes called "General” Villa,
Grove would be a th® last election to fill the office
said to have been responsible for
the massacre of a score of Ameri- mufh
. better town than it now is. was
, heId* notwithstanding
. . .
cans in West Chihuahua on Jan- "L00*4 at the P ^ p le who go to talk by persons who thougnt they
uary 10th, has made the boast I Portland to do thhir shopping!” wouId Id<e the office there was a
that he has plenty of bullets left he exc,aimed- The writer doesn’t noticeable shying at it, and finally
fo^ Americans.’ "[fy t h e t 'm “ « ' . : know to „ h a t extent the people J» * W ore the Min* period Mr.
eral of the other outlaw factions of Forest Grove carry their money Crandall handed in his name and
of Mexico sot through with the to Portland, but he does know was elected without opposi* on.
Recorder J. H Davis will com-
"general,” he may not have any that very few of the dollars taken
his first term this year, and
bullets to spare for American cit
izens. If it were not for the un- Portland merchants do not help as R bas ^ e n the custom to give
disputahle fact that the life of Forest Grove people pay taxes a *^ official two terms it is probable
one American soldier is worth and they have no claim on the be w‘d aWa'n get the office. It
more than an hundred Villas, the patronage of our people. This PaYs $ 1200 a year,
4be term of George McGee,
Express would like to see the struggle between the big city stores
surveyor, ends also and
American troops take Mexico, cuff
wi” be uPon the ballot.
the ears of its outlaw military ruf- an<
The surveyor draws $5 per day
fians and show its people what a writer and each year it appears to for the tim^ af.tua!ly put
republican form of government «row fiercer. Some towns have
Dr. I. E . Barrett is the present
means. But is it worth the price? been ruined because the very peo- coroner and is paid by fees
pie who should support them send There will be a vacancy at the
Quite a number of the news- away for goods they should buy end of the year and a fellow with
papers of this and other western at home. Town property basin a taste f°r that kind of work will
states have been printing an art- many cases become so unprofit- have a chance,
icle which tries to tell what a vile able that the houses have been « * ■ " -Barnes will complete his
thin* . "knock«", is. The fellow iorn down ,n d thc land „ a t under S t ^ c u “ om“ of Tv'n Ta"n of!
who knocks any and everything the plow. Then, when John Smith ficial two terms will probably be
certainly gets to be a bore and or Bill Jones want a sack of corn applied to him. He draws $1200
nuisance, but there are times meal, a plug of tobacco or a pair a >'ear*
when the so-called knocker is of shoes they are compelled to
1 be registration books opened
justified in his protests. For in- send to the city for these articles, the »rst J,Ionday in January, but
stance, when an evil springs up in because the country merchant ha-s foot! k i S been soTow
a community, it is not only the quit business and either moved didates will be unable to circulate
privilege, but the duty of all good away or become a farmer. Let us petitions until there1 are more
citizens to get their hammers and save Forest Grove, with itsbeauti- nam<’s on the lists, This year un
der the new law it is possible to
beat a tatto on said evil until it is ful homes, from r-uch a fate.
place names on the ballot by
merely filing a certain form of
declaration and payment of a
fee, but it is probable a majority
of candidates will follow the old
This will I k * a lively year politl- candidate to succeed himself,
plan of til ing declaration and com
cally in Washington county, says
District attorney is another of- pleting them later by filing peti-
the Hillsboro Independent, for not ticc to be tilled, but since the pas- t'ons bear'.n* tbe name^ of voters,
only is a presidential election to sage of the law giving each countv u
? rim » 7 e,ection will be
lie held, a state ticket selected, this office and reducing the salary held Frida*. ” >y 19.
but practically all county officers it may not be as attractive as in
After considering the applica-
must be elected. On the accepted past years. The present incum- t5on* of 45 prisoners for pardons
theory that while during good bent, E. B. Tongue, has made no °J’ Par°le9« the pardon board last
times candidates are scarce, dur- public announcement of hi< in-
N u * r iu d .o f .Ivprvw,,™ th e , , r , tentionx, but it
numerous, it is likely there will may not ask re-election.
Wnshington county, f o r g e r y '
be a flock of applicants for the
The terms of both Senator Wood Robert Owen, Morrow county.'
and Senator Hollis expire this ,arcen>': and Ra>' Piper, Linn
Circuit Judge Bagiev s appoint- year and their successors must be in o r a c t i o n £ V*
ment holds until after the Novero- elected, the first representing tions of the board in the^bove
ber election and this place is a Washington county only, but Mr. mentioned cases and granted con-
plum open to Washington and Hollis representing Lincoln, Yam- ditional pardons to John W. Horn
Tillamook counties. It is under- hill and Tillamook also.
Malheur county, and Charles Da- ,
stood that the judge will be a
Candidates anxious tor „lory
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that has adequately solved the problem of furnishing protection
for a minimum cost and building up a Reserve Funtl that amply
protects the assured. It has more than $260,000.00 in first-class
assets, as shown by examination recently made by the Insurance
Department of Oregon.
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Don’t lack in civic pride.
THIS IS YOUR TOWN.
IT’S UP TO YOU TO BE A BOOSTER
The Express Phom
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Meats and "AH Good Things to E at”
Quality First is Safety First
Originator of Penny Change System in Forest Grove. One
Order will convince you. Phone 692, FOREST GROVE, ORE.
Keep Your Money
spend it in Forest Grove, and you have a very good chance
of seeing it again ; you may even handle it again Even if
you never see it again, some of your neighbors will «Sf
and use it to build up Forest Grove and Washington equity
aNu ° .o r & o r h eth er y° U " eed
A Chance to Serve Your Country
Office, FOREST GROVE, OREGON
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WE RE IN THE HOFFMAN BUILDING
^ est of the N e w I . O . O . F . B lo c k
Forest Grove, Ore^os