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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1916)
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Published every Wednesday at Forest Grove, Oregon.
W. C. Benfer, Editor and l*ublisher.
dass matter Jan. 12, 1916, at the pustoff
Oregon, under the Aot of March 3, 1879
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1916
NOTES AND C O M M E N T S
came out enthusiastic about the
1 excellent dinner. While the .sec
o n d and third installments o f
hungry people were being served
| those in waiting were again enter
tained by some good, old-time
music of fife and drum, which was
played across the street from the
hall, in front of the American
National Hank. One of the men
with a snare drum deftly plied the
self-same sticks that he used in
W e ’ll Save You Money
on anything in the line of
Groceries. Dry Goods and Notions
White River Flour - $1.50 Bananas, do*
Pure White Flour -
1.50 Hig Oranges, doz
- - 30c
Brown Beans, 8 l >j lbs - .25 Other lines at reasonable prices
COME AND SEE OUR BARGAINS
l t y
f C '
Corner Thirtl St. mix I Pacific Ave
• A . MviUIvUl
serve the gas and prevent it ca tch -! tbt‘ c '\d ,w,a r', ,
in« fir,.. Washington county it . A* Jloetock the assentbly was
, . J
| again called to order by the prosi-,
The harmonious duet by Com
just now hearing an awful escape (jt>nt and another selection by the they did enjoy the splendid tribute
of gas, but it would be dangerous | fife and drum corps was enjoyed, paid them and the vital message rades Rush and Sias was touch
to cap the escapes, for that might
The congiegation then rose and brought them by this man of ingly sung.
Comrade Grant gave a long
cause the bursting of some of the was led in prayer by Rev. Clarke i modern times. He said it was
not houses and lands or any oth er■and well-rendered reading, which
politicians from whom the gas
was one of the hits of the program, like possession which make a na- related to the civil war, iieginning
a duet by two of “ the boys” — tion gnat, but men; . men true
, , , : “ The charm that gathers us today
fol- is a common interest in the cause
P. T. Barnum, t h e veteran
“ It’s today I’ m livin’.
audience showed its delight by , lowers of the one great Man who of righi.” These lines were the
Not s month ago;
¡showman was in the habit of say-
key note in the bugle call which
- hearty applause and the singers «ver walked this earth,
Havir. , losin’ , takin’ , givin’ .
ing that there was a sucker born came back with a clever encore.
He said he feared no outward summoned the ls»ys to don the
As time wills it so.
every minute” in these United, The address of welcome was foe; he had no fear of Germany or blu«* and go to the front in ’61.
Yesterday a cloud of sorrow
At the close of the program
States. Yes, and some of them given by Rev. E. A. Smith of any other nation; but the one
Fell across the way;
live right here in Forest G ro v e .! Hillsboro. There was a sparkle j K^at object that should and does James Wilkes, a veteran son of
It may rain again tomorrow.
Last week a a peddler
«fa th er who fought in the war of
It may rain—but say.
selling of witticism running through it ™u*e alarm is
1 nt ucauiy 1812, stepped upon the platform
Exchange “ picnic hams” (shoulders) quite which added to the enjoyment of a*l humanity, otlf.
Ain’ t it fine today!”
this really welcoming s p e e c h , enemy of this prosperous United and sang a fitting song for the oc-
freely about town at 19c a pound, which showed how, even between States is avarice- —that greed for casion, which he hail learned HO
Several o f t h e Washington
when a half-dozen markets and the two factions there was “ ma- «?•<!, which excludes all that is years ago. All present enjoyed
county editors were so busy elec
stores are selling them at 15c. lice toward none, and charity for higher and nobler. The question this unique feature of the program.
tioneering last week they didn’t
before America today is not how
A large crowd from Washington
People who buy from peddlers all; with firmness in the right, as ! to
protect ourselves in order to be county was in attendance, also
find out there had bem a suicide
should keep a little better ousted ^,od K'ves us to see
near Buxton until they read the
The man before them was a able to withstand the possible some comrades from Portland and
on market prices.
man who had risen to his present assault of some other nation, but State Commander Harding of Ore
information in the Express and
“ Can America stand prosjxTity!
“ The people of Hillsboro are a position in cu tu n d s o c i e t y without becoming money-mad and gon City.
friendly bunch,” remarked a For
Rural Carrier Examination
thorough disdain for p tty feuds can we enjoy our easily obtained
A local paper devotes t h r e e est Grove man. “ When I went and class prejudice.
livlihood without losing the virile
The United States Civil Service
manhood and staunch woman
columns of space to explaining there the other day, ne rly every
He said in a vein of humor that hood which characterized our an Commission announces an exami
why it charged only half as much man I met shook hands with me it was fitting that he should give
nation for the county of Washing-
one year for publishing the delin and many of them gave me cards. the address of welcome because
He said the G. A. R. stood for ton, to lx held at Fortsit Grove,
quent tax list as on a previous When I got ready to come home his father gave them a warm wel renl manhood. They who have Hillsboro and Gaston on Satur
occasion. But not a word of ex I had cards enough for a euchre come in the south in ’61, but went had to pass through life handi day, May 27, to fill vacancies
on to say that the fact that they
planation as to why one of itstdeck
But I found so many of were there indicated t h a t he capped because of inability to se that may exist in said county.
owners purchased plumbing sup them were ‘jokers’ that I threw didn’t make a very good hit. cure thorough education during Postmasters at the places named
the strenuous early days, who
plies in Portland.
them all away.” Yes, this really They made a good hit with him, fought for integrity and upright will furnish application blanks.
happened and if you don’t believe however, for he c a m e home ness in the civil war, they are the
Ezra Meeker, the celebrated
wounded in two places.
Considering the way in which it, ask Sam Walker.
ones who must help solve the
who drove an ox team
Great Britain has rode the Irish
problems of American social life
The editor of the Express has were never enemies, but oppo and hold high the banner of work from Olympia, Wash., to report
for the past two hundred years,
never met Wm. Schulmerich, dem nents. T h i s is a correct and and self-denial to the younger to congress “ conditions and the
the recent outbreak is not surpris
ocratic candidate for the legisla pleasing distinction, and the fact generation.
probable cost of building a nation
ing. The only wonder is that it
ture, but if he is as popular as his that there was no individual ill
Mr. Holmes’ talk was brim-full al trans-continental military high
didn’t come sooner. And John
. . will was proved by his presence
colleagues, Miss Langley of tal‘’ there and his giving of the address of sound doctrine, epigrams and way,” left the national capital
Bull isn’t endearing himself to his
sparkles of humor and was highly
Irish troops by inflicting the max city and H. V. Meade of Orenco, 0f welcome. The G. A. R. men appreciated by those who heard it. April 28th for the return trip.
the democrats have a legislative are and ever have been men of
imum penalty on the captured
Mrs. E. B. Tongue delightfully He is returning in an auto, rigged
ticket that will be hard to beat, principle. No other order can
rendered “ I Hear a Thrush at up like a prairie schooner and
Dr. R. M. Erwin of Hillsboro, the boast of such a generous, warm Eve” ami came back with the calls his conveyance a “ schooner-
hearted group of men and women
The Amity Standard reports a candidate for the senate, is also
as compose the Grand Army and pleasing encore " I Love Y o u mobile.” Meeker is 85 years old.
fine flow of natural gas from a very well liked and fully qualified Relief Corps. They fought for Truly.”
The Express is prepared to meet
Mrs. J L. Butler favored the
w e l l three miles from Amity. for the position to which his ad the flag, and the flag stands for
prices of traveling calendar
the pro ection of the unfortunate
The well has been capped to con- mirers have nominated him.
and for everything that is worthy. mental selection, followed by a salesmen in lots of 100 or more.
They were and are lovers of peace, song by the ladies quartette. One
The people who have been ghr-
but not peace at any price; not lilt «•Tried back to the days of
moving picture shows in the
when it means the sacrifice of
honor and the down-treading of the martial music and old war Langley building have sold their
outfit to Hillsboro people and dis-
1 he solo by President Butler Coutinued the shows in this city.
They represent a past age—
(Continued from page One)
these men. After they are gone, was beautiful and extraordinarily
Job printing— phone 821.
The acting secretary then read Thursday in October, the plan of no more shall we hear the old- sung, for a man of his age.
a brief sketch of th£ history of holding the fiftieth anniversary fashioned fife and drum music
the G. A. R., which was as fol- celebration in connection with the which always thrills us and sets
lows. “ The Grand Army of the October meeting was discussd and our blood tingling.
Republic is a society of soldiers referred to a committee,
In Holmes’ “ Last Leaf” the
and sailors who took part on the
i t was decided to hold the next veteran is whimsically referred to
L nion side during the civil war. meeting October 5th, at Cornelius, as the last leaf upon the tree.
At a meeting of ex-volunteers at with a picnic basket dinner.
They are now only a few clinging
Decatur, Id., April 6. 1866, a so
An appropriate little memorial last leaves of that great army of
ciety was planned to perpetuate
service was held for the comrades loyal hearts. Since the frost of
the memories of the recent war.
who had passed away since the time has whitened their hair they
The idea spread and at a prelim
last meeting. The congregation are better men and citizens, and
inary convention a few months
sang “ Nearer, M y God, to Thee.” I t be b,attles ,f o“ « ht and won since
a f t e r w a r d a constitution was
by a beautiful prayer by be . s?. °* .u
^ ar u.
drawn up and was ratified at the followed
the chaplain. The secretary read 8realer than those fought in uni-
first regular convention at Indian
On sale daily: June 1st to Sept. 30th, 1916
the names with a bit of history rorm*
apolis, Ind , November 20, 1866,
with each one of those who had
He « ave a Phasing welcome and
where 40 posts were represented. answered the last roll call.
j tribute to the Ladies of the Re-
90 days from date of sale, not to
Its declared objects were to bring
. lief Corps. W h a t should the
Oct. 31, 1916
These were Charles Knapp of “ p0ys ¡n filue” have done without
together into a brotherhood all
soldiers and sailors of the Union
7 , , opes o f -j the girls in calico who “ stayed by
“ To start right is to end right”
cause, to secure their r< cognition Beaverton, Edwin Cole of near
before the public, to care for their Fonest Grove, and Benjamin K.
It added to the interest in this
widows and orphans, and to culti- Haines and George Ledford.
j able speaker to know he is a
vate a spirit of devotion to the
“ S h a l l We Gather at !
is the right way to start
Spanish War Veteran.
River,” was feelingly sung by
At the next convention, held in assembly.
was given by Rev. Holmes of
Philadelphia two years later, it
Just before adjourning for din Forest Grove. He began by ex
was resolved to set apart May ner it was voted to send resolu-
pressing his appreciation of the
30th of each year for the decora-
„ ,----- „ —
tion of the Braves of Union ’s o l-1 Beach,
K h ° w h who
o w was
i s u n unable
a b l e t to o '° attend
S ! d t>ran<j which
Army « had
3 o f just
— Los Angeles — Yosemite Valley
diets and sailors, and congress, at on account o f ln ju r S revived to
" h c . aid‘ h e ^ ca n ^ b e fo ie
its next session, passed an act an »roirlont
J°yed\ n e said ne came oeiore
Southern California Beaches — Panama-California Exposition
making Decoration Day a nation-
, . i
them in the condition as was the
L IM IT E D T R A IN S
al holiday.” This bit of history
Immedmtely after adjournment man who after a banquet rose to
and motives back of the G. A. R .lf he/ r*um c0rps.p ? yedafuwpile^efi’ *?ive hls address a*1«1 began by
on all Southern Pacific Routes
was interesting as well as instruc- mt
scent from the dining saying “ Gentlemen, we have just
O gden R oute — “ The Route o f Limiteds.”
tive to those present.
f00™ .Krew -savory and strong, and been having turkey stuffed with
S unset R oute — “ Through Story land.”
E l P aso R oute — “ The Route o f the Lowest Altitudes.”
The fiftieth anniversary of the ^,n?.w.in/? what. K°od dinners the sage. Now you have sage stuffed
anu arm y 01 me lupuniic will musicians
n av no
Call on Local Agent for further information, or write
occur upon the 20th of November, and filed into the dining room to men of the G. A R. and the
M. SCOTT, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon
young women of the Relief Corps
partake of the sumptuous chicken enjoyed being appreciated b y the
As the semi-annual meeting of dinner. The dining room, con younger people. A n d b y t h e
the Grand Army and Relief Corps taining two long tables, was filled beaming faces present it was un
falls regularly u p o n t h e first three times, and each room full mistakably demonstraten t h a t
“ Ain’ t it Fine Today”
“ What's the use o f always weepin’
Makin' trouble last T
What's the use o f always keepin’
Thinkin' o f the past?
Each must have his tribulation,
Water with his wine.
Life, it ain’ t no celebration.
Trouble? I’ve had mine—
But today is fíne.
A HUGE SUCCESS
from FOREST GROVE to
Principal Eastern Cities
THE SHASTA ROUTE
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