V110.H t The L. v)t0i.u."w iVlask' a story of the most alluring character in fiction, is proving popular THE HOOD RIVER NEWS VOLUME 5, NUMBER 49 HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909 SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR Bulk of Apple Union and Davidson Companies About Wind up Shipments-Some Still in Stor age Steinhardt & Kelly Brace up Prices With the end of last week the Imlk of the Hood River apple crop wan hipped out both by the Union arxl the Davidson Fruit company. Tart ot the force of men who have leen employed at the Uulon warehouse were laid off Saturday anil a iiuiuUt employed by the Davldsou Company at packing and In other capacities .finished their work last week. There U still a large (juautKy of nppleH In storage In both plant and hho a number of small lot distributed around the lower and upper valley. Most of these have been void and are being held subject to shipment. While the Union handled the bulk of the crop the Davldsou t'oiupany shipped out about tfO cars, Including some ot the beitt ami lament orchard of the valley. Scars & I'orter, a In former yearn, handled their crop of several car lndeteiiden(ly, and a number of other Indiqiendent ship ments were made. The proportion of the crop shipped across the continent was not so large this year as In former years owing to the fact that the choice, or second (trade apples, amounting to apteral thousand boxes were bought by Page Son and other local buyers and were shipped to Portland. Just what the total shipment from Hood l(lver wll lie this year cannot a yet Ihj definitely stated, but It is expected to lie about 2r, cars. Of these mure than tw.Mnlrds have been shliel out. The greater part of the apples still held In storage are Newtown which will not be shipped until after the holidays. So far the appla market on the Atlantic oast has not Iteen a good as was expected, but advices to the Sw from Steluhardt & Kelly are to the effect that It Is looking up ami that they expect to end the season with flying color. It l stated that firms who have liandled II I Itlver apples In the New York markets In the past season ha v b-cn Industri ously circulating reports to Injure the sale of the valley's product but have leen unsuccessful. The com munication to the News Is as follows: "For your Informal ion you will no doubt Imj K'ad to hear that the apple market at the present time Is lookiiiK up a little. "it Is a great deal ls-tter fhan It was and we expect to liuisli f he season with Hying colors. VWe have had a Kreat deal to con tend with esKflally with some of pur good friends who. have been In te habit- of landlng some of the iSAYsToUNTY RECORDS "NOT YET DRAFTED" According to the Portland Tele gram Hood Itlver lias no county records as a dispatch from here says: "The time when Hood Klvcrcounty will have records of Its own on which to base the title of the land within Its borders has again Urn postponed and will probably be at least three months licfore the trancsrlpt of the Wasco county rec cords dealing with the part from which this county was formed will Ik? available here. Hum Itlver county was formed from a part ot Vl'nsco county In July IMS. The transcription of the record was ijone by pontract and was finished )ut June A. couple of months ago A delegation of lawyprs, bnnkers.real estate and business men palled on Count' Clerk George I). Culbertson and remonstrated lieenuse the old n-cords were not available and also because the work of the clerk's oillce had fallen so far Isdiind that It was Impossible to get satisfactory Infor tnatlon from any of the n-cords. "The county clerk was given extra help at that time to catch up with the buck work but It was only two Weeks ago that he ticgnn to examine Ihe transcript of the records. On a rlcf' examination Clerk Culbertson Blnnotjnces that It will s necessary fo gq oyejr the enUte work icore be wl) pertfy f the porreefness of the transcript ni)d the complete compar ison of the copy wth the od repord frll kepp four experts busy for three months. The. work wll probably Is pom.niptccd next week and It Is est I mated that It wll the comity Bliout fl.'iOO," Drop On VJay to Market Hood Itlver fruit In the past years. I hey have lieen circulating some very nasty reports about the quality of the Hood Itlver apples this year and all efforts on our part to find out the perpetrators of these nasty and scurrilous calumnies have lieen In vain. However we think, we have t lie thing squelched now. There certainly has Ix-eu some very nasty work (lone on this end. It has Iteen circulated around the market that It was raining In Hood Itlver every day and that in spite of that the apples were being picked. This naturally got the trade scared as they thought If the apples were picked In the rainy weather that they would not keep which sounds very plausible. The outcome of t all has lieen that we have had very hard trouble to sell the apples." CALLED ELECTION FORGOT CANDI3ATES For the first time since the city was Incorporated, says the Kveuliig Telegram, Sumpter will fail to hold its regular municipal election. No tices calling for such election were regularly posted and all preliminary arrangements attended to, but resi dents of the cty neglected to take the usual steps for nominating can didates for the otlices that would lie vacant at the end of Jlecember were the election to take place. Whether this neglect I due to want of Interest or satisfaction with the present city officers has not Is-en determined. The Sumpter city charter provides that council men ami other officers shall serve until their successors a re elected and qualified. E-iJ ip-y. w" niw y Prizes For Christmas Cattle The Portland Livestock Exchange offers for the best Christmas cattle shlped to the Portland Union Stock Yards the following premiums: Car steers, not less than It) head, first prize f l.V). second $73. Car cows, not less than 10 head, first prize $150, second $".". Best single steer, tlrst prize $1'.", sec ond, $t.. Best single cow, first prlxe fii, sec ond, $1". Cattle to be judged morning of licccinber 14th and sold at auction that afternoon. Judges, John F. O'Shea, Portland, Frank Brown, Carlton. Ore., G. W. Gaminle. Port land. This sort of encouragement should be an Incentive for the breeder and feeder ot cattle. It is In Hue with the educational work undertaken by tills company ami to which the press of the Pacltlc northwest Is lending valuale aid. Nick Coclatto, who has the con tract for constructing the Irrigation ditch for the Oregon EumlsT Com pany from the west Fork of the Hood Itlver to the territory above )eecameiii from camp Saturday ntn went fo Portland. Theprov Is nqw located it Camp Overall, having completed oyer two and a half tulles pf tim ditch. I'ntll Saturday, snow had not Interfcrrcd with the work, Imt It Is expected that t will now have to be abandoned for the winter. I " I jr., - 11; Proposes Drastic Liquor Measure The Dalles city council at Its meet ing Friday night was requested by the Municipal League to pass an or dinance which would rescind all the present ordinances regulating the sale ot liquors In the city, at the same time putting Into effect several new and radical la ws regarding the liquor traffic there. Some of the pro posed measures are: Iteduclng the present .'SO saloons to 12; raising the license from $m to KHK); authoriz ing the council to revoke the license of an accused saloon-keeper If he does not give sufliclent cause why the same should not lie revoked, this ac tion being final, and the saloonman having no redress; prohibiting the council from Issuing 11 license to a person whose license Is ouce revuked, saloons to close at 10 o'clock; fronts , MORE M0S1ER LAND SALESATjOOO PRICES Through the agency of McGregor & Bothtur of Mosler several Impor tant additional sales were made there recently. They are as follows: Forty acres of land Including six acres of young apple orchard situat ed one mile from Mosler, being apart of the Daniel Sturgess tract, to Messrs. Os and Itoss for the sum of 1.1.500. Oue hundred and sixty acres of un improved fruit land Ave miles south, of Mosler, on the fork of Mosler creek, tq Edward M. Strauss, of Itlpon, Wisconsin, for the sum of So.tiOO.OO. The above tracts are to be cleared and planted to apple orchards as soon as possible. Sixteen acres fruit ranch one mile from Mosler, on Mosler creek, several acres of which are In liearlng, from G. P. Hunter to K. C Chase of Port land for the sum of f (1,000. 00. McGregor 4 llothfur report several good deals landing and the demand for Mosler fruit lands and orchards steadily Increasing. - tt -. A GLIMPSE OF THE VALLEY IN WINTER WEARY WILLIES KEPT MOVING Two gentlemen of the road who gave their names as William Brown I and William Ogden were haled be- i fore Justice Buck Saturday and fined I $l n piece for making merry with the' cushions and stove In a passengers I poach belonging to the Mt. Hood Railroad Company, It seem the night was cold and frosty and Brown and Ogden In look ing around for a place to sleep spied the passenger coach back of the Mt. Hood depot, which they Invaded, built a roaring lire and were preparing to wrap themselves In the arms of Mor pheus on the cushions when night marshal Shenk appeared on the scene and took them to their lockup. On their promise to leave town Imme diately If not sooner the fine was remitted. The state was represented by IVputy District Attorney E. H. Iartwlg and the railroad company by A. A. J ay ue. Good Sale in Upper Valley. A good sale In the 1pper Valley last week was "JO acres to It. F. (((Midland a former North Yakima man who purchased part of the A. C. Htaten place through W. II. Mar. shall. The land Is unimproved but Mr. Goodland exptvts to clear It Just as soon as possible nnd make his home here. The price was $1,000. For The Dalles of saloons must be of glass from a point four feet above the sidewalk, there may be a clear view of the bar from the sidewalk; no side rooms or rear entrances to saloons allowed; no table allowed in saloons. The reform campaign Is the result of the work of I). V. Poling, pastor of the Congregational church, who Instituted a movement to clean the cltr. His statements from the pulpit were disputed by Chief of Police Har per, but the minister produced strong evidence showing that minors re ceived liquor In local saloons, and from that time the citizens generally supported Poling In his movement, and at a recent mas meeting an Immence crowd unanimously passed resolutions endorsing Poling and hi work tojbetter the city. CANBY POST FEASTS THEN JELECTS OFFICERS Memlier of Can by Post and the Women's Itellef Corps held their big Indoor picnic and dinner successfully Saturday afternoon a large attend ance from both organizations being present. After partaking of a boun tiful dinner and Indulgiug In reminis cences of war times the annual elec tion of the poet was held. The offi. cers elected are: pimmander Geo. P, Crowell. Senior Vice-CommanderC F. Waldo. Junior Vice-Commander G. M. Wells. Officer of The Day G. R. Castner. Quartermaster John A. Wilson. Adjutant S. F. Blythe. Surgeon T. D. Tweedy. Chaplain T. J. Cunnluz. Otlieers of the Guard Frank Nobe. The Installation will be held next no. th. Horn at the Portland Mitemitr hospital Iec. "th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Booth, a daughter. T , LI 1 Musical Club Meets. The meeting of the Musical Club at the home of Mrs. H. l. Dumble Thursday afternoon was a very en joyable and Interesting one. The composer was Mrs. Carrie Jacobs Bond. A sketch of her life was read '' Mrs. C. D. Hlnrlch and Miss A. Va'iHctt rendered the solo "Just A wearying for You" by Mrs. Bond 'mt admirably. Mrs. S. G. Oxbor- row and Mrs. Dumble also gave a ditllcult plauo selection. Several new members were present. The next meeting will lie held at the home of Mrs. C. D, Hinrlchs Thurs day afternoon. The composers will lie Coombs vocal nnd De Nee Instru mental. The owuers of the manufacturing Interests along the railroad In the vicinity of the Apple Vinegar com, pany are tin the war path tohave something done to the street lei, ding to their establishment. What they want Is U street opened across the short piece of ground Is-tween the Vinegar Company's plant and the warehouse of the Apple Growers' I'nion In order to make heavy haul ing possible In all kinds of weather. At present It Is claimed that It Is al most Impossible for a team to haul an empty wagon up the hill that lead Into Columbia avenue. It Is said that the matter will be brought to the attention of the city council through a petition. IfSl Opens Annual Meeting Affair Characterized By Fine Exhibits And Interesting Addresses Hood River Sends Good Delegation to Participate The 24th anneal meeting of the Oregon State Horticultural society opened yesterday morning In Port land. The convention Is being held In the auditorium of the Meier & Frank Company's fifth floor annex, where the apple display, according to the Oregonhin, I resplendent. Apples of almost every name and variety are entered from all part of western Oregon and the celebrated Hood River and Mosler districts. Among the varieties exhibited are: Spitaenburg, Yellow Newtown, Bald win, Ortley, Red Cheek Pippin, W'ag- ner, Ben Davis, Northern Spy, King, Winter Banana, Wlnesap, Hyde's King, Golden Rnsset, Jonathan, Van- derpool Red, Swaar and Rome Beauty. Prominent among the exhibitors from the Hood River section are: J. EXCITING GAME OFjJASKET BALL The most exciting game of basket ball ever played at Hood River took place last Thursday evening at the gymnasium when the High School Senior and Sophomore teams con tested for supremacy. The Sophs won after a bard struggle by the score of 21 to IS. The attendance was large and was enlivened by the rooters for the teams who howled their appreciation of the work of the respective teams and individual players. The Sophs had a little the best of It In the noise making line as the Juniors who were rooting for them had provided themselves with a variegated supply of cow bells. When the Senior's boosters started to encourage their representatives they let loose such a din that the yells of the Seniors could not 1m? heard much to their chagrin. The latter tried to rush the Juniors nnd take their effective weapons away, but were unsuccessful. Spokane Man Buys Here. G. Y. Edwards & Co. Monday sold to C. Philip Beclie the Luther Dins moor twenty acre ranch In the Oak Grove District. Mr. Beelie, formerly of Spokane, hns lieen In the valley some little time looking over differ ent sections. This place Is practical ly all in fruit and one of the desir able places In this section. Mr. Reebe will make additional improvements in this same neighborhood. ROASTS APPLE PACK FROM DUMAS ORCHARD The Frultman's Guide, oDeofthe prominent New York fruit papers. In referring to several cars of apples from the orchard of J. L. Duma says: "When the Lafean bill, the substi tute for the original Porter bill, came up for discussion In Washiimton and shipper from all over the country gathered at the national capltol to thresh out the measure clause by clause the tine man to oppose it tooth ami nail was J. I Dumas, of Dayton, Wash. Mr. Dumas could not see the merit of the Lafean bill with a spyglass and raised a bitter outcry against It. "New York men do not wonder today why Mr. Dumas was so vehe ment In opposing the bill that dealt with the packing of apples. They had an object lesson in two of his cars that came this week on the New York docks, tine car consisted of a variety known as the Ruby Red and the other consisted ot Jonathans. More carelessly or badly packed cars of apples have seldom, if ever, ar rived from the northwest In New York. The fruit was under grade, poorly nssorted. and light colored and high colored apples were put In to Immediate Juxtaposition. The first car sold at from $1 .0 to i and the second at from $1 to $2.2.V If the cars had U'en properly packed and the fruit properly graded there would have been no dlttlculty In real-1 tr.lng from f2..'s to $:! for them, but j the color was so Irregular, the fruit! so 111 assorted and the pack so gener ally negligent and, to put it plainly, culpable, that the men looking for fancy northwestern fruit and willing L. Carter, F. t. Dethraan, L. E.Clark. F. M. Jackson, B. E. Van Voorbles, Kelly Brothers, J. P. Nauruer, Law rence & Smith, Peter Mohr, F. L. Davidson, John Hake). Charles W. Reed and Cutler Brothers. In bis annual address H. C. Atwell. of Forest Grove, president of the so ciety, strongly advocated holding In Portland annually an all-Oregon fruit display. It Is the opinion of Mr. Atwell, that the Importance of the fruit Industry to this state Is such that some plan should be de vised for one general exhibition which would attract exhibitors from all section of the state and Insure a show which would surpass all simi lar exposition on the Pacific coast. On this subject, Mr. Atwell, In his address to the horticulturist, which was read yesterday says: "I see great possibilities In this suggestion. At the present time Hood River, Albany and other com munities, while doing all they can to help our exhibit, naturally give the success of their local enterprise their first and liest thought. This state of affairs prevents u from se curing the best results from our ex hibits because the energies of our people are scattered and fruit, once exhibited, never makes as good a showing when exhibited the second time. "If arrangements can be made for concentrating at our annual meeting all the exhibits of these various lo calities, the energies of all our grow ers will lie united to makeourexhibit the biggest thing ot the kind on the Pacific const. Our show will then lecoiue the clearing house for th Is'st fruit raised In Oregon. That fact will secure the warm co-opera tion of the city of Portland and of the railroads and th" buyers will tbiek to us from all over the United States and Europe as they now do at the Spokane fair. Shall we. yield supremacy In this matter to Spo kane, or shall we seize the opportun ity to make the all-Oregon fruit dis play the mecca for those seeking the best In horticulture? "I think we should hold our annual meeting ami exhibit at an earlier date and later in the week. I sug gest the middle of November, or per haps, somewhat earlier. I think we should set Wednesday for the open ing of our meeting nnd Thursday for the arrangement of exhibits, so that fruit sent here would not have to lie delayed In this city over Suuday." The convention will be In session the rest of the week and several mat ters Important to fruit growers are expected to be taken up. The com lietitlon for prizes is said to lie keen. Want Guardian Appointed. A hearing was held Thursday be fore County Judge Ivrby iu the mat ter of an application for the appoint ment of a guardian for Mrs. Char lotte Mills applied for by the Women's Relief Corps. Mrs. Mills who op posed the application was represent ed by Attornay A. A. J ay tie. E. H. Hartwlg was the attorney for the corps. It Is claimed that Mrs. Mills is Incompetent and unable to admin ister her affairs. The allegation was denied by the opposing attorney and the hearing was adjourned ten days to allow both sides of the case ti tile briefs. to pay a good price for It would have no truck with these two cars. Mr. Dumas Is president of the Washington State Horticultural So ciety. He Is also one of the directors ot the Spokane Apple Show. He has had trouble with his pack liefore ami it has hail a black eye. The Irregular pack during the past two seasons was recently explained away by the fact that the fruit hail been packed by other parties and that Mr. Dumas himself had had nothing to do with It. It was stated on Mr. Dumas' lie half that tills year the entire pack would be under his personal super vision and, occupying the prominent position he did in the Northwest np pie growing section, he would tui'i out a pack that would be a credit to the state of Washington. As n mat ter of fact, the t o cars coming I i this week would l a disgrace ti any section. It can easily be under stood hv a man who puts up fruit In such style should so st reniiousl v olijct to any legislation that woul l tend to standardise apple packing.