The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, January 05, 1910, Image 1

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Council Holds Meeting
Happy Couples Pledge
Jap Shoots Companion
In Brawl Sunday Night
Quarrel Took Place In Yashanari's Lodg
ing House On First StreetVictim Goes
To Hospital and Assailant Held for Jury
Closing Year's Busines
Vows In Glad New Year
Session Short OneBond Mouse Says It
Cannot Bid On Account of Competitive
5ystem--Laid 3,000 Feet of Cement Walk
At the last regular meeting of the
old council which hit held Monday
evening the mutters taken up were
of brief duration. The meeting wan
characterised by u full attendance.
Id connection with the forthcom
ing Issue a communication of Interest
was read from a bone house In Deu-
ver In regard to bidding on bond to
establish a competitive water sys
tem. The letter was submitted to
the council at the reiinent of the bond
house by J. F. Uachelder.
The communication Is as follows:
Denver, Dec. 15, l'JOU.
Mr. J. F. Batchelder,
Hood Ulver, Oregon.
Dear Sir:
We are In receipt of and thank you
very kindly for your favor of the 11th
Inst, with enclosures as dated, and
In reply thereto beg to state that we
never bid on an Issue of water bouds
for a comjx'tltlve water plant, as
our thirty-three years experience In
this line of business has taught us to
avoid all local tights. We should be
very glad Indeed to submit a bid for
JJood Hlver water bond just as
noon as the l'ty comes to an agree
ment with the present private water
company, but not before, and while
we are speaking for ourselves, we do
not believe that any "responsible"
bond house that could take up the
bondu will bid for bonds. with which
to construct an opposition water
We would refer your t'lty to
Helena, Montana, who has been
fighting the private water company
there for the past fifteen years; also
to the cities of Phieulx.-AilJ.V and
Iwlston, Idaho, which are only a
few of the municipalities that we
could mention which have had a
water fight on, and In nil of the cases
mentioned, with the exception of
Helena, the city has purchased the
plant of the private company, and In
the case of Helena last May, when
the city advertised its water bonds
for sale, they were furnished with a
decision from the .state Supreme
Court preventing them from selling
the bonds. Our advice to all mun
icipalities Is to pay the existing
water company a little higher price
than they think the plant is worth
rather than to spend the same
amount of iiiouey In litigation. You
may rest assured that the present
water company at Hood Ulver will
fight the Issuance of bonds for the
construction of an opposition plant
on every move the city makes, and
while this tight Is going on the city
could le operating the plant and
receiving the revenue.
We do know what your position In
the matter Is personally, but we are
simply writing this letter hoping
that you may show It to the City of
ficials, ami while we have no Interest
fut lie iiiatur whatever other than
to submit a bid fur the city water
bonds when the tight has twen
nettled, we trust that ths letter will
lie received U the same spirit It Is
written. We trust that the Water
Co. and the City may get together.
Just as soon as the ('Hi au 1 the
Water Co. have reached an agree
ment and bonds for the purchase of
the plaut are to be Issued we should
appreciate it very much If you will
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Home Telephone Com
pany which was set for Monday was
postponed until next Monday owing
to a mistake In calling the meeting
on t lie w rong dale. The error was
lot discovered until the meeting wns
ii progress aad the minutes of the
asf annual meeting were beln read,
n which an amendment had desig
nated the second Monday In January
as the time Instead nf the first Mon
day ns was orlglnnlly provided In
Hie by-laws, On account of the fiu't
that any business transacted would
have IsTn Illegal the meeting was ad
journed. Of the 455 shares of stock
llftl were represented at thP meeting.
Notices have ts'cn sent out calling
the meeting for next Mondaj after
noon at 1;.'W.
kindly notify us of the fact.
Again thanking you for your very
complete letter, and with kindest
regards, we remain,
Yours very truly,
E. H. Ei.i.ih & Son.
The City Engineer's report showed
that over 3, (MM) feet of cement walk
had Is-cn laid during the past year,
which Included curbing.
A motion was carried providing
forcoiiucil to meet next Monday night
so as to have one more meeting le
fore the newly elected couucllmen
(lualilied. The usual bills were audit
ed, and the treasurer's report for the
year read, which showed the city's
Indeteduess something over 13,000.
Before adjourning Councilman
Wright said he would like to have
the opinions of the councllmen on
the proper corse to pursue In getting
right of way for the pipe Hue for the
municipal water system. None of
the memlM-rs had any suggestions to
offer except Councilman Broslus,
who said the matter should Ik- left
to the city's attorney. The latter
was called on to give an opinion and
said that he believed that as near as
posnlble the city should acquire the
rights to the property line passed
through Instead of trying to secure
Its use by granting concessions to
property owners, which he doubted
the city had a right to do and which
if It could, he considered Inadvisable.
Our representative was Invited to
be present at a rehearsal of a play to
be put on at the oHTa house, Jan. 10
by the young men's Itaraca Bible
class. It was the most cold blooded
and premeditated plau that has ever
been foisted on a Hood Ulver news
paper mau.
Without warning he was plunged
Into a whirlwind of mirth and laugh
ter. Before he knew It he was caught
up In the gale and at the etid of the
rehearsal, It wns a toss-up whether
to phone to the livery stable or to
the undertaker to take away the re
malus. Ulglit lu the midst of tills
season of post mortem Christmas
bills and bursting wuterplpes to U
subjected to this belt bursting re
hearsal was too much.
It was not so much the sight of
Harold Hershner ns a blushing bride
nor of Cliff Boss as a demure maiden
of 1!), nor yet of Lynn Young darning
socks, but when Uoger Mk" as the
deaf old boat builder, Is'gan describ
ing his daughter as "fast," "tight,"
"painted" and "vnrnlshed," then It
was that the damage was done.
Too late our representative discov
ereil that tin; old boat builder was
talking of his new boat, while all the
time the young lover was really try
ing to ask the old man for his daugh
ter's hand.
In the dqll gray light of the morn
ing after the reporter was enabled to
tell what it was all about. It seems
that this young men's Baraca class
Intends to present to Hood Ulver this
roaring farce comedy at the opera
house. January 10. And if the stan
dard set at the rehearsal Is main
tained, as It undoubtedly will be, the
only place to Is-January pi, will Is?
the Inside of the opera house.
We understand furthermore that
although the boys have spent I'-'iHI
on this production they hope toclear
enough to establish a neat reading
room and afford a comfortable,
cheery, clean evening resort for the
youth of Hood Ulver. The following
boys take part In the play:
HerlxTt Philips, 1. U. Atchison,
Hoger Moe, Forest Moe, Donald On
thnnk, Raymond Ingalls, Lawrence
denies, Chester Hugglns, Harry
Clapp, Earl Franj, Cliff Uosa, Harold
Hershner, Lynn Young and Caul
The Daughters of Uebekah held a
public Installation of olnecrs lu Odd
Fellows hall Monday night that was
attended by many of the friends of
the organization and It memls-rs.
The visitors were much Interested lu
the ceremony which was carried out
smoothly, At Its conclusion those
In attendance were served with re-
An attractive home wedding took
place at 5:30 New Year's afternoon at
the residence of Mr. Wm. Wells la this
city, when his daughter Gertrude be
came the wife of Mr. Henry Shields.
The ceremony, which was performed
by Uev. A. J. Adams of the Christian
church, took place In the presence of
the Immediate relatives and friends
uf the bride and groom. After con
gratulations a wedding dinner was
In the presence of a large number
of relatives and friends Miss Edua
Tompkins, daughter of Mr. Harvey
Tompkins, was married to Fred Ules,
one of the Cpper Valley's well known
and progressive residents, Wednes
day, Decern ler 29. The ceremony
was performed at high noon by the
Uev. W. C. Gilmore at the home of
the bride's father. After a bountlftl
wedding dinner had been served Mr.
and Mrs. Ules came to Hood Ulver
and left on the afternoon tralu for
Portland on a short wedding tour.
On their return they will reside In the
L'pper Valley.
One of the prettiest and most bu
pressive weddings of the season was
celebrated Jannary 2, at 2:30 p. in., at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. I).
Boyed, when their daughter, Naomi
Julia, was united In marriage to
Where It Comes From
And What It Costs : :
$225,000,000 Would Not Cover Orchard Products And
That Means Only a Portion of theXuantity of Fruit Used,
Krora tha Nw
The trade In hot-house grapes Is
comparatively recent, but It Is grow
ing even faster than the other
branches of the trade. The habit of
sending steamer baskets brings lu a
pretty penny to the dealers in this
fruit. The fine grapes sell any where
from $J to $4 a bunch, according to
the slae, and a few bunches go Into
all steamer baskets. The price of
these friendly offerings run from $10 '
to $50, One linn alone supplies about
200 baskets on each steamer day In
the height of the season. As there
are two or three nig uays a week
and each basket contains an average i ' would Is? possible and even com
of two bunches, you hnve over a j niendable to dwell on the virtues of
thousand bunches a week going out j t,1, alligator pear or to speculate
from one big house alone, an outlay w".v lork, w ith tig growing
for hot house grapes of about f 2.500 1 countries right at Its door, so to
a week. Taking In all deal-rs till' j "p-uk, eats so few of this most sue
sum can lie more than doubled to culent fruit, but perhaps It is just as
get some Idea of the amount sent
by the city each week, merely to send
grapes to departing friends.
Nectarines are In the class with
peaches as to expeuse, aud bring
sometimes f2 apiece. Pears never
rise to such a giddy height. They
never Inspire any body above f 2 50 a
dozen; that Is, they never have done
so yet, but they have hopes. The al-
It was a beautiful day that the
grange selected for their first all day
mectlng. The first day of the New
Year and the first meeting of Its
kind to be held In Hood Ulver County.
As the hour approached for the
"(lathering of the Clans," grangers
could be see n approaching from all ill
rectlolis filled with the spirit of the
The Happy New Year greeting
gaily passed from one to the other
until each heart responded to the
touch of brotherly love. The sun
took on a brighter glow that decor
ated the fields and trees with spark
ling diamonds and Jack Frost
breathed the glow of health on the
cheeks of the fair maids and matrons
there sseiiibU'd,
At 10:30 a. nt. the nice I lug w:is
called to order by Worthy Master J.
M. Taylor. During the usual routine
of business the question arose as to
the advisability of continuing the
discussion between the Hood Ulver
News and the grange, relative to the
"assembly proposition." The result
was a unanimous vote to add three
more members to the committee.
Albert Brayton Shelley by Rev.
Frank Spuuldlng. Miss Eva Uoyed
was mali of honor and J. M. Shelley
The bride was given away by her
father and little Uosalle Ta Image
acted as ring !earer. Miss Bertha
Lafferty played the wedding march
and Mrs. (J. M. Ta Image and Hope
Shelley rendered two musical num
bers. The bride was daintily attired In
white messallne silk, carried white
carnations and wore llllies of the
valley In her hair. Miss Eva wore
light blue silk and carried pink car
nations. The rooms were tastefully
decorated with Oregon grape, ferns
and flowers.
After the ceremony, which was
witnessed by a uumlier of relatives
and Immediate friends of the bride
and groom, refreshments were served.
The groom, who Is the son of Uev.
Troy Sh'll-y of the East Side, Is gen
eral manager of the Apple City In
vestment Co., with ollices In the
Board of 1 rade building, Portland.
A branch oliice Is soon to be estab
lished in this city.
The happy couple expect to spend
the the winter In Portland and will
lie at home after January 10 at Madi
son Park apartments, corner Madi
son aud Park streets. Their many
friends throughout the valley join lu
wishing them all the happluess they
York Time.
llgntor pear, too. Is socially handi
capped by its choice of season. It
simply wont ripen after January
first, tielng a tropical fruit and hard
to get Into money-making ways. So
just when dinner parties Iwgln and
the alligator pear might rise to eml
nance It disappears from the scene
altogether. This Is taken ns a ht
sonal grief by the dealers, for the alll-
gator pear has a way of making firm
friends. "Finest fruit In the world,"
said one denier, eyeing it wistfullv.
"but It's mighty hard to get It really
into societ v.
well to mention what it does eat
and refrain from pointing out Its
gastronomic lapses. To come down
with a rush to the humblecranlerry,
it Is astonishing to find w hat quan
tities are consumed aud what a sum
of money Is spent on them. Those
of us who take cranberry merely ns
a matter of principle 011 Thanksglv-
(Oantlnued n ) 101
making a 'committee of eight for
that purpose.
At one o'clock a recess was de
clared, an event hilariously wel
comed by one and all, ns whispers
been circulated about the hall that
chicken pie was the head liner on the
menu for the feast that day. And
such a feast! Oh, you that are not
grangers, better see to It that you
are, before the next day meeting.
The tables loaded With all the good
things that good housewives could
supply, were surrounded by glowing,
happy faces, that seemed to have let
all care slip from them this glad
New Year.
After all had paid ample trlbnte to
the viands spread before them, they
returned to the hall, aud while the
older memls'rs Indulged In chat and
cards, the younger people took ad
vantage of the coasting privilege In
the near vicinity.
At 2: .'10 o'clock p. in. the meeting
was again called to order, and
turned over to our worthy lecturer,
Clara Jarvls, who hail prepared a
program worthy of the day.
t&MitinucU on Vmgm 10)
In a quarrel that took place lu
the lodging house kept by K. Yasha
narl, a Japanese, on First street,
Sunday night, between two of the
Inmates, Hyoto, one of them, was
shot and dangerously wounded. The
shooting was done by one of his
companions, whose name Is given ns
Nabuyr, and who In addition to us
ing his gun ts-at up Kyoto badly
about the the head. The latter was
takeu to the Cottage hospital, where
it was feared for a time he would
die, but It Is now believed he w ill re
cover. The brawl took place late at night
and Is said to have been caused by
the fact that both of the Japs, In
company with a uumlier of others,
were drunk from liquor furnished
them by Yashanarl.
On learning of the affair Officer
Lewis and Deputy Sheriff Christy
went to the boarding bouse and
routed out a numlsrof sleeping Japs,
two of whom were taken to the hos-
H. S. Davis, who came to Hood
Ulver Decemlier 19th and has lieen
stopping at the Mt. Hood Hotel, Is
wanted here for Induing several
worthless checks to local merchants.
Davis, who was accompanied by his
wife and two children, was ostensi
bly here to buy fruit lsud and had an
appointment tod'iy with one of the
real estate men to look at some
property In the valley.
The checks which were drawn on
the Hood Ulver Banking & Trust
Company were cashed yesterday by
August Plath, Kier&Cass and Me
(iulre Bros. The first two were for
15 each and the other for $4 50. This
morning It was discovered that
Davis had no account at the Hood
Ulver Banking fc Trust Company,
although he had deposited a draft
there a few days ago on a Wichita,
Kansas, benk for $:l,500. It was also
discovered that he had disappeared
without leaving any trace as to his
whereabouts. Davis said his home
was at Wichita.
The annual sacred concert of Blver
slde Congregational church, which
was given Sunday evening at the
church under the direction of Mrs C.
H. Sletton ami Mrs. C. K. Marshall
as organist, was the most successful
In the history of these enjoyable af
fairs. The church was crowded,
many Wing unable to secure seats.
The program was well rendered
Those who took part were Miss
Eva Brin k, Miss Bart mess. Miss
Leila Badford, Miss Hester Harbi
son. Miss Leila Hershner, Mls Adele
Goff, Mrs. C. H. Sletton, Mrs. Charles
Hall, Mr. Win. Chandler, Mr. A. W.
Onthank, Prof. McLaughlin, -Miss
Fay Orr, Mrs. E. O. Hall :;nd Mr. A.
II. Lathrop.
The lb lltirouniT Company this
week announces some land sales of
Importance In the Mount Hood and
Willow Flat country. One of the
sales was the purchase from M. Du
mas by J. U Putnam, W. J. Hare
and L. K. Kelly of 200 acres of tiue
fruit land which they will develop
as soon as possible. Fifty acres of
the tract are developed and have
two houses, barns and other Im
provements on It. It Is located about
two miles north of the Mount Hood
post otllce.
The other was a forty acre tract
of unimproved laud eight and a half
miles from town, at Willow Flat,
which was sold to Fred W. Wassoii
through the Helllironner Company
for W. F. Moore.
Attorney Tift was here the first
of the week looking after his proper
ty Interests.
pltal, where Nabuyr was pointed out
by Kyoto as the man who shot him
and was locked up. Later Yashanari
was also arrested on a charge of Il
legal liquor selling.
It Is claimed that the latter has
been selling liquor and allowing
gambling In his place for some time.
Owing to the fact that Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Hartwlg was unable,
through an Injury sustained by a
fall, to take up the case Monday,
District Attorney Wilson of The
Dalles was notified and arrived here
yesterday afternoon. This morning
the Japs will be given a hearing, and
it is expected that the cases will be
presented to the Grand Jury when
court meets next week.
The mid winter school term opened
wllb an enrollment of 817 pupils 400
of whom are boys and 417 girls. The
school census at present shows
gain over last year of 32.
The new heating apparatus in the
Park street school Is said by the
school board to be giving good satis
faction and Improved conditions In
the other schools are expected to
make pupils much more comfortable
this winter than has heretofore been
The resignation of Miss Constance
L. Heuderson of the seventh grade
and Miss Delia Krelsler of the fourth
have leen accepted and Miss Turney
a sister of the Miss Turney of that
name who is already teaching here
will succeed Miss Henderson. Mis
Gertrude Whlppo was appointed to.
the vacancy made by Miss Krelsler'
resignation Both the new teacher
are said to be experienced and
capable and are expected to be a
valuable addition to the teaching;
Miss Henderson's resignation was
reclved with regret as she waa con
sidered very competent and was
much liked by the pupils. She re
signed to make an extended southern
and eastern trip with her parents.
Miss Krelsler who was also a com
petent teacher had to give up her
position on account of bad health.
Ezra Henson
Ezra Henson, father of Mrs. Uobt.
Leasure. died at his home In the Up
er Valley Thursday, IVccmtier 30th,
aged "Shears Mr. Henson was born
lu Sclo county, Ohio. Decemln-r 31,
1S31. At the age of ten years he
moved to Iowa, and came to Califor
nia In 14S. In ls50 he came to Silver
ton, Ore., where he resided for some
time and served through the Yakima
Indian wars of ls"5 5'!. He afterward
moved to The Dalles where he lived
thirty years and came to Hood
Uiver nine years ago. Besides Mrs.
I-asure he Is survived by a daughter
Mrs. M. E. Graves, at Canenah, Ore.,
and C. L. Hetisoti, a son, who Is chief
forest ranger at CascinMa, Ore. The
funeral was held Sunday, January 2.
at the Presbyterian church at Park
dale, services lieing conducted by
Uev. J. Van Nuvse. Burlnl was made
lu Mount Hood cemetery.
Judge M. B. Searle
Mrs. Electa M. Bryant, formerly of
New York, but now a resident of this
place, received word of the death of
her brother, .Judge Searle, at St.
Cloud, Minn., last week.
The deceased was district Judge of
the seventh judicial district of that
state. lu which position he had served
for twenty years. Judge Searle was
of Scotch birth ami a lineal descend
ant of Sir Walter Scott. He served
in the war of ImII. engaging In many
I notable battles, among them York
! tow ii. Bull l!u:i. Seven Fines. Fair
'oaks, A ii t if t ;i in and t Me seven days'
j tight U'fore Uiclimoiul He wnsiv
'member of the Masonic fraternity.
lieing a M ister Mason, a Uo.val Arch
Mason tt n I Knight Templar; also a
liii-ii i Ih'T of the Knghts ofP.ithla
and au Elk. As a prominent niein
jberofthe liraml Army of Kepubllc
i he was very much Interested In Its
welfare. At various times lie held
I he i 'Hires of J mil or. Senior and final
Iv IVi'.'irt iiiriit Coiiiuiaii.ler In his
j home state, and few. If any. of Mlu
Inesota's commanders were 'iiito
I popular than Judge Sturle.