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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1909
THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
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MOOD RIVER NEWS COMPANY, Inc.
Hood Rivu, Own
W. H. WALTON EMTOB
C. P. SONNICHSEN Manaqii
Subscription, $1.50 a Year In Advance
Entered u aerond-clua matter. Feb. 10. 1900. at
the puet i4ce at Hood River. Orea-on,
under the Act of March . 187.
The News is in receipt of the
following coniUiunication taking it
to task for its attitude on the re
election of ths retiring members of
the city council:
Hood River, Or., Nov. 29, '09.
Editor Hood River News,
Dear Sir: In the last issue of
tne News I observed that you ad
vocated the re-election of the re
tiring members of the city council
After opixsing their action on the
bond issue so strongly it teems to
me that this attitude ou your part
is rather inconsistent.
From a superficial point of view
the position of the editor of the
News on the re-election of th re
tiring councilmen may seem, as
the communication put it, "incon
sistent" but he cau't see it that
way. The News made its fight
against the bond issue previous to
the election. It didn't think it
wise to vote the bonds under the
existing condition!, and it doesn't
think so yet. The voters, how
ever, decided otherwise and major
ity rule with the News is euflicient.
The reason the News is advocat
ing the re-election of the retiring
councilmen is because they, in
conjunction with the other mem
bers of the city council, previous
to the election issued a statement
to the taxpayers making promises
that they should not ask new in
cumbents in the office to fulfill,
and in addition called the election
to vote bonds. The result of the
election was unquestionably an
endorsement of this policy, and
they should be willing, aa they
are, to bring it to a successful
GIRDLES THE GLOBE
From Chicago we receive the
usual joyful tidings that the Hood
River apple is "it," and at Spo
kane we scooped the only prizes
we exhibited for. At Cincinnati a
mammoth specimen of the valley's
best sold for an unprecedented fig
ure and news comes from Boston
that it has joined the "just as
good as Hood River" chorus.
People who haven't the slightest
idea where Hood River is, we are
told, are asking to be served with
Hood River apples, while New
Yorkers are getting so jealous of
their reputation as epicures that
they insiet that they shall con
sume all the crop this year, with
a few to tickle the palates of
the nabobs of the Tight Little Isle
and the decadent scions of French
nobility. In fact, the Hood River
apple may be said to have arrived
with both feet and frequently. Its
aroma is wafted to Alaf-ka, to the
shores of the Orient, across the
continent to the Atlantic, and its
blnsh like the never getting sun
peads a red glow and a moreish
feeling around the world.
With the progreesiveness for
which it is noted, Pine Grove
grange took up the question of
better roads at a recent meeting
and advocated the voting of a
special ten mill tax for that pur
pose. It ii understood this organ
ization will make a campaign with
this in view. Whether the grange
is successful or not there is no
question that it ought to be.
There is no public improvement
that would mean so much to the
valley as good highways, and none
that would be more willingly paid
for once they are in use. As an
illustration the mile of macadam
road rscently finished on the eant
side provce the point. Many who
were loud in their denunciation of
the expenditure are. now its warm
est supporters. As one of them
says, "We feel that we are a mile
Road building of a permanent
nature is exjnnive, but like every
thing else, relatively it in the
chearx'ht in the end.
Boating hours on 12th street
will hereafter be limited from sun
rise to sunset and the city will not
be rex mim ible for drowning accidents.
After hammering the town for
six months the Glacier makes a
virtuous protest against the knock
er. This would b'j funny if it
The Merchants' Association gave
a smoker last week. Incidentally
flour went up 25 cents a sack next
day. Let us hope it wont give a
If you didn't have turkey
Thanksgiving don't feel bad about
it. You have the satisfaction of
knowing that you wont have to
eat chuck steak the rest of the
To those who would escape the
perils of the matrimonial bark we
would recommend the story of
"The Man and The Mattress" in
Lively Doings at Frankton, pub
lished in another column.
connection with Mr. Scott bears
out the old axiom that "The pen
is mightier than the sword," al
though it appears the veteran edi
tor has had a whack at both dur
ing his long and active career.
The sketch of Mr. Scott's life is as
crisp as snow in Alaska in Janu
ary, and as equally interesting as
it is crisp. The person, however,
who cajoled, induced, purloined,
misappropriated or otherwise se
cured the pict'ire of the Nestor of
Pacific coast editors printed with
the article made an unhappy se
lection, to say the least. We pre
fer Mr. Scott minus a silk hat. In
it he is a little too suggestive of
John L. Sullivan in the days when
he defied all comers.
All OREGON NEWS
Did you notice at the "Spin
sters' Convention'' that all the al
leged spinsters were married, and
that the charming characters they
were transformed into were not?
That is about all, thank you?
Five and a half inches of rain
fell during the first of last week.
This puts the Tucker spring out
State pride run high during the
past week hecuime Oregon npplew
won the grand prize at the National
Apple Show at Spokaue In competi
tion with apples all over the United
States. Trouson Sc Guthrie, growers
of Kagle point, Ore. were receiving
congratulations on all Hides over their
success, and the victory was such a
splendid one that the whole atate
took pride In It. The Rogue Hlver
Valley, of course. Is entitled to all
the houor for It grew the apples but
fruit raisers of the whole state foci
proud of the victory.
Kudo rued hy Ithe I'rogrettslve Re
publican league, composed of thirty
Eastern Washington editors. Con
gressman Miles l'oludexter of Spo
kane, Is now an avowed candidate
for the United States Senate to suc
ceed Samuel II. Piles of Seattle. At
the last meeting of the league it
was decided to extend It Into West
ern Washington. Hut will 1'olntex
ter have smooth sailing lu his own
bailiwick that is the question? Al
ready his opponents call attention
to the fact that President Taft told
some of his Spokane friends that
they ought to Im represented by a
Republican, inferring that be did not
regard the congressman as such, be
cause of his afHllatlou with the "in
surgents." The result Is that several
well known Spokaue men are willing
to contest with Poiudexter for the
senatorshlp to break his strength.
At the same time, seven candidates
are already in the Held te get his job
as congressman, so that the former
judge seems to have a battle ahead
to hold his forces together.
Concerted efforts to develop the
Portland livestock market on a big
scale have been begun during the
week by the livestock men of the
Northwest In connection with the
There seems to le a decided differ
ence of opinion on the liquor ques
tlon In Washington. Cowlitz Coun
ty has gone "wet," while Stevens
voted "dry." Whitman County has
a bitter tight ou that will be decided
on November III). A petition Is being
circulated lu Spokane Couiity, calling
for a special election ou January 25,
U10, to settle the issue. Gov. May's
home town went "dry" recently
with the executive's hearty approv
al. Auburn, lu King County, ou the
other hand, refused to banish the
saloon. Man' localities are wrest
ling with Jt he issue. Ou the whole,
the local option forces have the best
2,000 ACRES WANTED
We have two clients that want to buy from 500 to
1000 acres of good apple land in the Hood River district.
They mean business and have the cash necessary to
handle such deals. In order to get such a large acre
age, we ask all those that have 80 to 160 acres or larger
tracts to sell, to see us.
We also have buyers for a number of
highly improved tracts of 10 to 20 acres.
Telephone or call on
J. H. HEILBROINJNEIR & CO.
Th Reliable Dealers
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
of business. Can't those water
bonds be convertel into a fund to
buy a dust making apparatus?
Thirty happy couples took each
other for better or worse i:i Port
land at Thanksgiving. Pretty ex
pensive start if they hnd turkey.
Relief is in sight, however. The
divorce court meets right after
The fact that there is no oppos
ition to the candidates for city
offices at the corning election is
cause for rejoicing. It banishes
the probability of a visit from the
State Board of Health, the State
Militia or Uren.
According to an experienced ex
pressman the bst way to insure
delivery of Christmas packages is
to start them off about Thanks
giving time labeled, "Not to be
opened until Christmas." This
may be all right from the express
man s point of view, but he over
looks the fact that more than one
half the inhabitants of good old
mother earth are women. Ve have
sneaking idea that this express.
man is looking for trouble.
Harvey V. Scott occupies the
center of the stage in the "Who's
Who and Why" page of the Sat
urday Evening Post this week,
und r the caption of a "Two Fist
ed Fighting Man." The article in
rallronds In the matter of more fa
vorable rates. A conference wus
held between a numlerof representa
tive stockmen, the management of
the local stockyards and the traflic
manager of the railroads centering
here, filiform livestock rates that
will be of great benefit to this mar
ket as well as to the stock raisers
throughout the territory are ex
pected. Oregon dairymen are showing
great Interest In the annual conven
tion of the state association, to !
held In I'ortlund Decemlter 9 and 10,
and the attendance will be large.
Many prizes have leen offered for the
best showing of dairy products made
at the convention.
According to W. It. I'urker, of
Baker City, w ho has Ihh-ii In Port
land during the past week, Oregon
has the only herd of llx'X known to
exist on the continent. He discover
ed the rare animals In the vicinity of
Mount Kagle In the Cornucopia
ftnnge and urges that a game pre
serve be created there for their pre
servatlon. Unless this Is done, Mr.
Parker fears that the Ibex will be ex
terminated by hunters.
The Portland Fair & Live Stock
Association has elected olllcers
as follows for the coming year:
President, K. L. Thompson; vice
president, ('. C. Colt; treasurer, Julius
Meyer. O. A. Went gate was chosen
temporary secretary. Plans are
under way for next year's fair.
Tor Eczema, Tetter and Salt Rheum
The Intense Itching characteristic
of these ailments Is almost Instantly
allayed by l liamlsTlaln s Salve.
Many severe cases have Is-cn cured
by It. For sale by all good dealers.
of the argument, as to the number of
towns carried, so far.
A continuous telephone line from
St. Paul to Puget Sound, by way of
Spokane Is to be constructed soon.
Independent interests have acquired
a large number of telephone com
panies In the Intervening territory,
so that a through connection can be
established without much dltllciilty,
It Is said. Seattle Is to be the west
ern terminal. This wire will ultim
ately give telephone service to New
York, thereby making It possible to
talk from Atlantic to Pacific.
Merchants of the Northwest look
forward to the largest Christmas
season that has ever ticen known.
The last statement of banking Inst I
tutlons submitted to the govern
ment shows that there Is more
money on deposit In this part of the
country than ever before. Marked
gains are shown In the November re
port over IiecemlMT. Ami the is-st
of It Is, that all the money for the l!Kti)
crops has not yet come In. The
statement also shows an Increase In
loans, Indicating business expansion;
whereas the money centers on the
other side of the Kockics having been
calling In their accounts, leeause of
From a newspaper man's stand
point, Lynden, Wash., seems to le
the Ideal place to live and Dan Cloud
seems to Ire the luckiest of all editors.
The local commercial club has Just
voted him substantial evidence of Its
appreciation of his efforts to boost
that locality, through the columns
of The Tribune. It Is generally tak
en for granted that that Is a part of
an editor's everyday's routine lint
the business men and farmers of
Lynden seem to be of another stripe.
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