The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, December 01, 1909, Image 1

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Chicago Takes Off Hat
Assembly Movement
Meets With Favor
Boat Lines Are Hot
Foot After Business
To Hood River Apples
Display at Land and Irrigation Exposi
tion Viewed By Thousands Who Stand In
Awe and Admiration In Front of Display
Word from the big expedition be
ing held In Chicago 1m to the effect
thut the Hood Hirer apple exhibit
In creating a Herniation and that
thouuauds who dally throng the
bulldlngstnnd In front of It In aweand
admiration. "No applet like these
were ever Heen In Chicago before"
was the verdict of hundred of the
visitors. Joe Wilson and Sum Camp
Itell who are looking after the dls
play are kept busy for many
hour a day handing out litera
ture and telling enquiring strangers
about the apples and the Hood Hlver
country and grower from other sec
tions are taking off their hats to the
Hood ICIver fruit an the acme of all
apple diHpIayH at the exposition.
The Chicago Tribune lu It story
about the exposition and which
print a carton of Joe Wilson as the
exponent of the famous Hood Itlver
Valley says:
"Former Congressman John F.
Lacey of Iowa, for sixteen years
chairman of the public lands commit
tee In congress, Hpent yesterday af
teruoou at the Land and Irrigation
show In the Coliseum, and then gave
expression to some emphatic conclu
sions with reference to the big dis
play of offerings from the western
Standing In front of the Hood
Itlver exhibit he said: "This Is the
greatest exposition of the second
most lcautiful tiling in the world
that I have ever seen.
"That needs a little explanation,"
lie added. "I've concluded and a
lot of other men feel as I do that
the most beautiful thing the Lord
ever created was woman. Hut after
you have set tleil woman's place it's
a contentious problem to pick the
runner up. 1 did It years ago.
"The second most beautiful thing
In the world Is a ripe apple. That's
Iteen my belief since the first day
that I climbed a tree- lu my father's
orchard, pulled a luscious morsel of
goodness from a stem and ate even
the wed.
"If you'll agree with me that the
apple Is the second most leautiful
thing you know that most beauti
ful woman Eve must have had that
Hort of a fancy, too, Iwcause she
looked around for something pretty:
she evidently didn't have a mirror In
which to picture herself, and picked
out an apple if, as I say, you'll
agree with me, then I'll declare that
this Is the most remarkable exhibi
tion of apples ever collected.
"The exposition as a whole Is mag
lillU'ent, and during sixteen years In
congress, when I was closely assmd
ated with the government's Interests
In such things, I do not remember
having attended such a show where
things were so completely and so
beautifully arranged.
"Hut I do not feel that people of
this country pay the attention to or
show the gratitude that they should
for this (iod given fruit, the apple.
It Is the greatest fruit on earth. I
1 say that advisedly.
"Do you know that If a man or a
woman will eat an apple a day, and
particularly such apples as these,
they will be as strong and hearty at
John Kelsay, an . H. & N. pas
senger flagman, escaped death Sat
urday night by a narrow margin
when ho fell from the rear of east
bound train No. (I Into Eagle Creek
and was washed out out Into the
Columbia Klver.
Kelsay wnn getting off the train,
which had stopped with the rear
car on the Eagle Creek bridge, a
short distance below Honnevllle, ami
missed his footing. He fell 110 feet
Into thv rushing current, which car
ried him out Into the river, but being
a good swimmer, he managed to get
The engineer whistled for the flag
man to come In, and he did not ap
pear. An Investigation was made
and he watt found crawling up the
enbankment. His leg and arm were
Injured, anil lie was put to bed In a
sleeper, and taken on to his home In
SO yearn of uge as they are at 50? It
Is true. No man who uses apples as
a part of his regular diet ever Is
bothered with rheumatism. No man
ever has trouble with his digestive
system If he eats an apple a day.'
The big apple of the exposition,
continues the Tribune, arrived to
day. It came from Hood'HIver,
packed In tissue paper and cotton. A
pedestal has leen erected for this ap
ple king In the Hood Itlver exhibit
on the second floor of the Coliseum
building, and there It will be on ex
hibition during the remainder of the
The apple Ih of the Wolf Hlver varl
ety. It weighs thirty-seven and one-
half ounces anil Is eighteen Inches In
The Hood Hlver exhibit has leen
decorated with the Oregon grapevine
the state flower.
"We feel at home now, for we were
a bit lonely without It," nald Joseph
A. Wilson.
"I'm here about eighteen hours
every day, and I don't feel that I am
so far away from home with that
Some Local Pulpit Utterances
It Is in the perversion of the truth
that we have the most dangerous
It Is in the misconceptions of the
Christian life that we have the gross
est perversions of that life.
It Is lu the misapplication of the
precepts of Jesus Christ that we have
the worst abuses of the Christian life,
and of lire Itself.
The life of Christ In his human re
lations, associations, obligations
and respon- Mlltles unci works Is the
licst Interpretation of the truths he
Christ announced no truth higher
and greater than the life he lived, and
his life among men In claim and ser
vice Is the best and truest Illustra
tion of the Christian life.
The Christian life is not simply a
creed, or confession, though faith
and confession are necessary; It Is
not an enthusiastic profession al
though It Is a profession which
should be characterized by enthusi
The Christian life Is not an efferves
cent manifestation of cxnlicrancy of
the soul, but an abiding principle
within, the real life of Christ, work
ing out along the lines of our activ
ity; It Is the life of Christ lived over
again by men.
The sale of Hed Cross stamps for
Christmas packages has been taken
np this year at Hood Hlver by the
Woman's Club ami It Is excctcd
that they will prove even more pop
ular than they did last year, when
Hood Hlver had the distinction of
selling more stumps than any place
In the state except Portland.
As was the case last year the mon
ey from the stamps will be contrib
uted to the fund for the fight against
the great white plague. To create
Interest anil place the stamps on sale
throughout the city and valley Mrs,
J. F. Katchcldcr, president of the
Woman's Club has appointed eoni
uiittces. They are on sale at
the drug and other stores, and Host
master Yates has kindly allowed the
ladles to place a table In the lobby of
the post ollice for their sale. Mrs. A.
J. (iraham has been appointed chair
man of the central committee, Mrs.
Wm. Kerr chairman of the east side
committtee, Mrs. W. J. I ngalls chair
man of the west side committee and
Mrs. ( has. Castner will act In this
capacity on the heights. These ladles
will distribute the stamps and look
after the collections of sales.
Death of Charles (inbrlet
Charles Gabriel, a well known resi
dent of Hood Itlver, died Thursday
morning at the residence of his son
In Portland. Death was caused by
paralysis from which Mr. (iabrlel
had been a sufferer for some time.
The body wns brought here for
burial, the funeral living held Satur
day afternoon from the Haptlst
church, Itev. C. A. Nut ley conducting
the services. Interment was In Idle
wlhle cemetery.
At an Informal meeting held under
the auspices of the Union Republican
Club In Portland last Wednesday
evening to consider the Republican
assembly movement a resolution
was adopted the purport of which
Is to have the voters In every precinct
elect delegates to the county assem
blies and the county assemblies select
delegates to the state convention.
This Is the solution to a difficult
question which has been debated by
politicians for the past six months.
In addition to making this sugges
tion, the meeting also passed resolu
tions upholding the direct primary
law. The principal speaker of the
evening was former Senator C. W.
Fulton, who made an Impromptu
address on the need of an assembly.
Judge Henry E. McGinn was Invited
to speak, and the Judge strongly op
posed the assembly plan.
Other speakers who favored the
calling of assemblies were Prof. John
Gregg of Portland, J. H. Wlthycomb
and J. H. Ackerman.
Mr. Fulton explained that there
was no foundation for the charge
that the men who are advocating
an assembly are attempting to un
dermine the primary law. He de
clared that conventions were neces
sary and that Instead of depriving
the people of power, they enable the
voters to exercise this power. The
charge has Iteeu made that the as
sembly would le controlled by a few
men. To this the senator asserted j
Fruit Land!
Again Are
If Outsiders Get Cold Feet Local Men
Beat Them To ItTr.t All Over Valley
Qo at Rising Prices Despite Bad Weather
Not withstanding the bad weather
during the past month land sales
have gone a humming. The demand
for Hood Hlver fruit land shows no
let np and prill's on the average are
soaring. Ten acres more of the
ake & ltolton tract In young trees
was sold yesterday by C. A. Cass to
Norm Young for $10,000 after a pros
pective Iowa purchaser to whom it
had been offered for $ 1,54K1 got cold
feet. This Is the second sale at $1,000
an acre from the Lake & Holton
tract, C. A. Mosely having recently
paid $10,000 for ten acres.
Another Instance that local men
know a good thing when they see It,
when outsiders get weak In the
knees, wns the purchase of ten ncres
of the Hadford place by L. W. Hills
for $17,000 after It had tteen turned
down by a Chicago man who had
made a payment on it.
One of the Important sales dining
the month was the purchase by J. H. j
Shelton for a friend, of the fine twen
ty acre place of O. C. Kinsman, for
which he paid $21,000. This Is Mr. j
Shelton's second purchase. The sale
was made by J. H. Ilellbronner &
Co. Another sale by the Ilellbronner
Company was the purchase by (1. J.
Watson, the young attorney who re
cently came here from New York, of
a ten acre on-hard of young trees
liK-ated near Hood Hlver at $10,000
or $1000 an acre.
Among the lands which were
transferred last week was 100 acres
The Deschutes river broke away
from its traditional eveness of tetn-M-r
and became a raging torrent
last week netting out of Its embank
ment and making things Interesting
In general for the contractors of the
Deschutes Hallway and the Oregon
Trunk Line. The stream rose 10
feet In 24 hours.
Two camps Itelonglng to Twohy
Brothers were swept nway with
tents, bunk houses, supplies, In fact,
the camps were cleaned out. One of
the Porter P.rot hers' ramps which Is
situated upon a higher piece of
ground was entirely surrounded by
wnter and deserted owing to the
Inability to get supplies to the men.
At one of Tony ScnrM'IH's camps,
near the government dam site, the
river was out of Its banks and a
rushing torrent.
that If the assembly did not recom
mend good men for the nominations
the people have the privilege of nom
inating others and that, in any event
the men recommended by the assem
bly have to file individual petitions
the same as other candidates. That
all Important achievement can only
bo brought about through organiza
tion was the assertion of Mr. Fultou,
and he Illustrated this point. Pres
ervation of the party was urged by
the speaker and this preservation
was recommended through the as
sembly system. He advocated the
boliling ol elections in precincts so
that the voters could elect the dele
gates to the assemblies and all have
a free voice. If three or four men can
meet on a street corner and agree to
support a number of candidates, Ful
ton declared that 5"MJ or lotto men can
meet and agree to support a list of
nominees. The former seuator de
clared that it was only through or
ganization that the labor people bad
been able to accomplish anything
and that since their organization
their progress had been rapid.
Judge McGinn outlined the old po
litical conditions under the conven
tion system and expressed himself as
fearful that they would be repeated.
Concerning the assembly, he de
clared he was opposed to It, for he
believed It would fall Into the hands
of one man. The meeting was an
enthusiastic one and attended by
a number of prominent men from
Portland and throughout the state.
of raw land located at Hood Hlver
which brought $10,000 or $lu0 an
acre. This land was bought by
Charles and J. E. Hall from W. H.
Marshall of IK. A tract of undevel
oped land In the Upper Valley of sim
ilar size was sold by G. D. Wood
worth last week to C. A. Stone for
$15,010 and several other sales of
smaller magnitude are reported from
that section.
Through Devlin & Flrebaugh Hen
ry L. Colvln, a capitalist of Portland
has purchased the L. J. Uoodnough
trnct of 22.4:1 acres for $10,000. The
place Is all under cultivation and
five acres are In bearing orchard.
The same firm also reports the sale
of the Frank Jones s-ncre place lo
cated 24 miles out on the Belmont
road, to W. G. Banks, formerly one
of the leading citizens of Hed wood
Falls, Minnesota, After having spent
several months Investigating all the
leading fruit producing districts of
the northwest Mr. Banks chose the
Hood Hlver valley.
bui1till shy
Although the rainfall at Hood Itlv
er during November was the heaviest
In 20 years, figures for the year given
out by H. L. Hasbrouck, the local
weather man, show that we are shy
about Inches according to the
averuge of previous years. During
the past month 11.00 Inches of rain
fell, five of which was precipitin! dur
ing the past week. I'p to Saturday
we ha'e had 2.V10 Inches. The aver
age for Hood Hlver Is about .'10 Inches
G. A. R. TO HOLD "
An all day picnic will be held In the
K. of P. hall by the G. A. It. and W.
It. C. Saturday, Div. 4, at 10 a. in.
All Canby posf and Corps inetnlicrs
and every soldier of the Civil War re
siding In Hood Itlver are Invited to
eat with us. Canby Corps ladles are
Invited to bring lunch baskets with a
view of having a hot dinner at 12
o'clock. A program will lie rendered
spiced with stories by the Grand Ar
my veterans. Comrade Bu.k will
make out the pension vouchers and
the fourth day of the months of IV
ceinlicr. March. June and September,
It 1 hoH'd will be known as Pension
Day In the future.
Establish New Landing and VVharfboat,
and Inaugurate Quick Service--Perma-nent
Road and Plank Walk Will Be Feature
After several weeks of persistent
effort with the help of the Business
men's Association Commodore Dean
announces that Hood Hlver will have
an adequate landing and better boat
shipping service than It has ever be
fore enjoyed.
The new service commenced Mon
day when the big wharfboat, 100x40
feet, that has lieeu doing service at
Lyle was brought to Hood Itiver
and placed at a landing back of the
old mill, a quarter of a mile nearer
town. The new wharfboat Is amply
large enough to take care of thous
ands of tons of freight where It will
Ite taken care of under cover and
goods of a perishable naturu will be
properly boused In all kinds of
weather. It Is the Intention of the
boat lines to make a specialty of
handling apple, other fruit and vege
table shipments by a quick service.
Goods from Portland will be glveu
a 24 hour service and the cartage
rate has been reduced to the same
figure that is charged from the rail
way freight station. It Is the ex
pectation that the new wharf will be
used by all the boats In the near
future.glvlng business men und other
patrons a quick, convenient and
cheap freight and passenger rate to
allpolnts reached by the boats.
As soon as possible the plank walk
which has been built to within a
Mosler frultlands are moving along
In the procession to higher prices,
and this district bids fair to soon get
loto the $1iX)0 an acre class. Through
B. E. Duncan & Co. ten acres of two
year old trees were sold last week to
Edward M. Strauss, a wealthy cloth
ier of Itlpon, Wis., for $X0 er acre.
Mr. Strauss also bought another
tract at Mosler and will commence
to develop his holdings Immediately.
Another tract of 20 acres In the
same locality was bought by O. L.
Craton, of Hood River, from the
Davenport heirs for $2uK). This Is
raw fruit land and will be developed
at once, The sale was made through
the agency of Devlin & Flrebaugh.
Through the same agency Homer L.
Muniford purchased a ten acre tract
of developed fruit land located three
quarters of a mile southwest of Mos
ler In what Is known as the Mosler
orchard licit. This land Is nil set
out with standard varieties of com
mercial apples.
The sale price of $400, or $400 an
acre. Indicates the great difference lu
the price of raw lands In this vicinity
and young developed orchard lands.
In a twenty minute canvass of
Hood Hlver Monday A .1. Eppltig
one of the committee on the Portland-Hood
Hlver automobile road
secured subscriptions to the amount
of $4,000. He reports that the propo
sition met with the greatest enthusi
asm and expects to secure $10,000 In I
Portland for which place he took
train Monday afternoon.
J. H. O'Nell traveling passenger
agent of the Hnrrlmnn lines in Ore-
gon. was In Hood Hlver Saturday i
and extended an Invitation to the
Commercial Club to be the guests i
of the advertising department of the
Harrlinan lines In attending aj
stereoptleon and moving picture lee-
ture. Several thousand feet of west-
em scenery will Ih shown In addi
tion to a large number of slides re
presenting the resources of the west.
The lecture w 111 I e given Friday eve-1
nlng. The Commercial club has se-;
cured the opera house and extended
an Invitation to the members to at
tend. It Is the purpose of the rail
road east company to send the lec
turer east shortly where the re
sources of the west will le seen In
moving pictures..
short distance of the new landing
will be extended and the money sub
scribed to put In a permanent road
Is expected to put It In such good
condition that heavy loads can be
hauled to town with little difficulty.
The managers of the boat lines say
that they will do everything In their
power to give Hood Itlver a flrt
class service if they are encouraged
by receiving sufficient traffic.
The boiler of a big O. R. & N.
freight engine exploded Friday morn
ing, hurling the lnglneer, George
Curl, over the railroad embankment,
demolishing the firebox and causing
other damnge. The fireman, who
stood on the ground lieslde the en
gine, escaped unhurt.
The explosion took place In the
railroad yard and many were awak
eued by the terrific noise. Curl was
getting ready to dismount from the
engine and was bctxveen the cab and
the tender. To this Is probably due
the fact that he wasn't killed or bad
ly Injured as the force of the explo
sion blew out the boiler Into the fire
box, smashing the latter Into frag
ments and driving bricks, metal, hot
coals and steam Into the cab. The
concussion struck the engineer In the
back lifted him 20 feet over a side
track and dropied him down a
10 foot embankment. With the ex
ception of a few bruises he was un
hurt. The damaged engine which was
part of a double header was left here
for temporary repairs and (he train
taken on by the other hx-oinottve.
At a class election of the High
School students held Friday debat
ing tennis were chosen to represent
Hood Itlver In the Inter-Scholastic
debates to lie held this mouth at
Astoria and The Dalle. The de
baters are Chester Hugglns, Herlert
Philips, Eva I. rock. Helen Orr. Earl
Spaulding and Lelia Hadford. Bert
Jay tie and Elsie McLucas were
chosen alernates. Three of the de
baters will go to Astoria and the
other three to The Dalles. As yet the
selection of the teams who will go to
the respective cities has not been
An Interesting program has been
prepared for the annual meeting of
the State Horticultural Society
which will be held lu Portland from
the iltli to the !Uh of DecemUT. The
prizes for the fruit display this year
are the most attractive that the so
ciety has ever offered and comprise
over $louO In cash and many hand
some cups and medals. Among the
speakers Hood Itiver will lie repre
sented by A. 1. Mason, whose subject
Is "Improvement of Itural Condi
tions." and .1. I.. Carter who will
talk on "The Apple of the West.,'
Included In tin- list of speakers are
many of the old timers and a good
meeting Is expected.
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt
thanks to our tnanv friends who ex-
tended their aid and sympathy in tin
slckness and death of our loving hus
band and father.
Mr. and Mrs. A. I.. Da vies wish to
express their appreciation of the
the d.
assistance and sympathy of
friends and neighbors during
recent bereavement caused .y
nth i f their son Deforest.
Mil. Am Mi:". A, I. IHuks
lax Meeting
The spivlal sclu o meeting of th'
si hool district for voting the scnool
district tax for this year will be held
at the High School building on next
Tuesday at :i.'U m