TIMES SUCCESSOR TO "THE OWL," Bcavcrton, Oregon VOL. III. NO. 33. Grange Entertains Beaverton grange gave anoth er of the splendid chicken, pie suppers, it is noted for at Grange hall in this city last Saturday evening, which was largely pat. ronized; . , At -Ulie conclusion of supper, a delightfully -entertaining pro gram of music rounded out a very enjoyable evening. Mr. and Mrs. Staples of Portland, togeth er'with their son and daughter, delighted the audience with sev eral orchestra selections. Alsc Mr. Staples sang several solos, find the two children sang a duet. They were ably assisted by local talent. Mis Hazel Pegg and Edward Boring recited select 'readings that were very much apprecia ted. . Beavarton .'people areh op ing the grangers will repeat these entertainments at frequent intervals. $1000 to loan on real estate security at this office. Jj Six Tine Potato Fork 85c I The best double bit as . H on the market $1.25 B Fully guaranteed single bit ax for only 75c Hardware, Shoes, Rubber Goods, Dry Goods, Fur nishings and Groceries s Cady & Pegg THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1915. Despite the: fact of general business depression, the past two or more years Beaverton is growing not fa3t but a sub stantial slow growth. Within the past year several new residence have been built, one modern brick business block, and now about the finest high school build ing in Washington county is un der way of construction. Not only this, the population of the town is increasing, and the en rollment of both grade and high school is bounding upwards. Be averton has a future. The dancing party given by the members of the Beaverton Tennis Club last week for their friends, was a very enjoyable affair. There were present just enough not to many as is often the case at such timer. Daacing- began at eight and stopped promptly at eleven. The music was Portland talent a "pianist and violin. A rumor was circulated to the effect that befor long there might be more. "Drowned" the Lights Out At the last week's session of the council, a budget was com piled, and a ten-mill tax levy made. Even this high levy, with the "leakage" in the water sys tem, would not cover the ex penses of lighting the city! streets, nor pay for a marshal's services, after all other running! expenses were provided for. Ac-! cordingly the street lights were! ordered turned off, which was done last Friday night, and the ; city was left in darkness. Late i shoppers being caught down town j wsre forced to trudge home in ' the ihirk. The city has thre :rc lights, however, that will be loft i to burn as usual one at Broad way crossing of the Oregca Elec tric, one at the mill crossing of the Southern Pacific, and a third on Watson street, near the Methodist church. These are free lights by reason of stipula tion in the franchise. Merchants in the Cady block also, maintain a dlgiit in front of that building. All other parts of town, which includes most all of the residence districts, are in the dark. The council took such action as it deemed advisable not desir ing to put the town in debt for running, expenses. But there have been many complaints in regard to water users, and many think that if the water leakage were stopped, there would be no necessity to provide a fund for that purpose. For instance, the july and August water bills to taled around $550, when for most other months of the year the bill is about $125- The city received a very small proportion for the extra water used, therefore, bad to pay the deficiency out of the general fund. The water was used and not paid for the city is the loser. Twenty-five cents a month is charged for lawn sprinkling. It ouf ht to be a dol lar. A meter system would be best for water users in irrigating gardens and truck field. The city has had the saloon license revenue heretofore to rely upon. In the absence of that revenue the recourse is to stop the water leakage then lights can burn. Since the above was put in type, the Times is reliably in formed, the city council has dis covered that the contract withl .$1.00 Ter Year the light company haw not ex pired, and therefore the lights have been turned on again. It was thought the comract was for only three years, but it is ascer tained to be for five. How ever, prov ision must be made to pay for the lighting, and it is thought the deficiency can be made up by savings in the water system. Stop ! Look ! Listen ! And don't forget the railroad social in Cady hall November 19, given by the young people of the Congregational church. Coma early and avoid the rush. Round trip ticket, including dining1 car service, 15 orits.' Excursion leaves at 8 p. m.y s'hKYp!" The town election is draw in j neartime to begin thinking. A mayor and two councilmen, re corder and treasurer are to elect. The mayor and ceuncilmen should be men of business ability and conservative. Beaverton is goinrf to grow trere-rapidly in the fu ture than it has in the past, and men of business ability are need ed at the helm. Our citizens ihould take interest enough in the city's affairs to see that a ticket, composed of men who have made a success of their own business, are nominated and elected. The walk across Broadway, from the Morse hall to the Fisher block, is a walk improvement that is certainly appreciated. Heretofore it has been necessary to either go to near the E. O. depot, or to the Hooper barber shop, a distance of 200 yards, to get across the street or else wad through the mud. You wa allowed, of course, to take your choice, but if a pedestrian was trying to catch a train he usually went the nearest route, which spoiled his shine, and rallied his temper. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening, S. H. Davis and T. W. Zimmerman were appointed as a delegation to represent the club at a meet ing of the state highway com mission at Salem today. Thes gentlemen will present Beaver ton's views of the proposed high way improvement in Washingtoa county.