It'll (i 11 I " u The lJ,,l,J",,i!ilcMask, a story of the most THE HOOD VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4 A Bigger Than Ever Commercial Club Arranges For 30,000 Copies of Handsome New Booklet and nany Thousand Pieces Other Literature A contract which the board of (11 rectors of the Hood HI ver Commercial club entered Into with the (. It. & N company Saturday for publicity work will give the valley the widest distribution of advertising literature ever attempted here. The greatest feature In connection with the work will be 30,000 copies of a new com munlty booklet that In expected -to ecllme anything of thin character ever distributed on the count. The contract also Includes about 100,000 piece of other literature and u page ad In Sunset Magazine. The work will le takeu up under the direction of President Chan. Hall and Secretary Skinner and Win. Bit tie Wells, manager of the Home seeker's Iturenu of the O. It. & X. and Southern Pad lie. An entire new net of picture will be made, a new publicity story written ana the booklet gotten up Id a way that tt Is expected will prove the grentest advertising fea. ture Hood Iliver had ever kuowu. In a letter asking the people of Hood Itlver to take an Interest In thin work Secretary Skinner says: "The Commercial Club linn placed Its order with the(). K. & N. Co. for a new booklet descriptive of the val WOMAN'S CLUB HASjM MEETING Memltem of the Woman's Clul met In I. U. O. F. hall, January 19th, Mrs. J. K. liatchclder, president, in the chulr. Current events was the first topic on the program, Miss Ooff presenting some of the IntereMting events occur ring at thecnpltol. WaHhlngton. 1. C. (Tub business came next. The re ports from the committee on ar rangements for Scholarship Loan Fund Day were heard. There is great preparation for thin meeting, with the hope of making it the greatest day of all the year, In fact this Is to be a red letter d:iy throughout club dom Wednesday evening. Jan. UOth. Mrs. J. W. Itlghy was given nn op portunity to bring U'fore the club the object, benefits and aim of the Woman's National league, and es pecially the advantage of meeting the requirement necessary in obtain ing a chapter house, where we could enjoy our meetings In a cozy home of our own. . The meeting was delighted at this time by the rendition of a solo by Miss Amy Walton, Mrs. Sletteo pre siding at the piano.' The chairman of the civic coimnlt tee, Mrs. Noble, presented the follow ing pictures of homes: Mrs. Hatch elder, "Her old home In Virginia," Mrs. Ooff, "Her home In California." Mrs. Whitehead, "The home of Iew Wallace In Indiana." MIhs David son, "The home of Joaquin Miller." Mrs. Nolle, "Her New England home." These word pictures were so rent that you could see the long porch, the clinging vines and luscious fruit, equal to Hood Itlver's liest. Mrs. Noble closed the program th reading the following poem: A NEW ENGLAND HOME. By Eu.n 11.11 From th weather-worn houM on the brow of the hill. Wo are dwelling afar In our riuon today: But we eee the ok) gablee and hollyhorka ntill, Ae they looked Ionic sjro 'ere we wandered away. We can aee the tall well-sweep that elands by the door. And the sunshine that fleams on the old oaken floor. We ean hear the sharp creak of the farm gate strain. And the loud cackling hens in the gray barn near by; W4th its broad. saaKin floor and its scsfTolila of train. And ita rafters that once seemed to reach to the sky. We behold the arreat beams and the bottom lew bay. Where the farm bnys once joyfully jumped on the hay. We see the old cellar where apples were kept. The garret where all the old ruhhinh was thrown. The homely okl kitchen, the broad hearth of stone. Where applea were roasted all in a row, Where our grandmothers notified and knit long airo. From the weather-worn house on the brow of the hill. We are dwelling afar In our manhood today: But we eee the old gables and hollyhocks still. As they looked as we left them to wander away. But the dear onea we kived in the old long ago. In the old tillage churchyard sleep under the now. Farewell to the friends of our bright childhood's days. To ths beautiful yalea, once delightful to mam; To the fathers, the mothers, now gone from our gase. From the weather-worn house to their heavenly home; Where they wstch, where they wait, and will wel come us still. As they waited and watched In the house on the htlL Publicity Campaign ley. This booklet Is. to le without a doubt the fluent piece of advertising literature ever gotten out. The cover Is to be In four colors and embossed The pictures will lie In two colors. "We want the reading matter to be as Interesting as possible aud to do this the apple growers of the val ley are asked and urged to send to the secretary of the club any story of success or experience while In Hood Itlver. In fact, any bit of informa tion (N-rtalnlng to the valley that will be worth while. We would like to have this done as soon as possible as work on the booklet Is to tie pushed rapidly. Tell us about your big crop, your real luside experience. the people through the entire I'nlted States ar anxl ills to be Innoculated with the western bug and we want to lead them to Hood Itlver. " 1 tie Interest in Oregon Is now greater than California ever had, which means we have them coming, and we have work ahead to make them see the advantages of Hood Itlver.' This means we want the help of the fruit growers. It Is to your Interest, and our work will go hand In hum). So give lis this infor mation in any shape you care to, only do It and do it now. The Hood Itlver Commercial Club through ttie columns of the News has this request to make to the people of the valley aud the town. The photo graphs In t lie new booklet want to be made as Interesting reading mat ter as the text. They want to tell a story and show the valley in its dif ferent phase. A photographer Is coming here as soon as possible to begin the work of getting new views of the valley for the uew booklet. If you have a view in your ticlkchhor- hood or on your place that you think will lie Interesting, drop a postal to the secretary of the club and the photographer will tie sent out and the view taken. The people of the valley also have individual collections of photographs of their places aud of the valley, and are requested to send these with the description of the view represented. Write your name and date of the picture on the back. If you request It they will tie returned to you anil If not will find a place in the photo graph allium that will In- put in the new club rooms to lie shown to vis itors. Send them in and If they can lie used they will tie placed In the new booklet the booklet that will go out the finest edition that ever ap peared. A booklet th;t people will tie glad to keVp In their library for time to come. It will lie worth while to get a view of your place In the booklet." THOUGHT F. C. DETHMAN WAS HEIR TO $20,000 Believing that Frank Dethman, a well-known Hood Itlver apple- grower, whose picture he saw In some moving pictures or the Hood Itlver Valley In Philadelphia, Is his long-lost brother, entitled ton $J0,(XK) share in an estate, J. E. linage, a resident tif the tjuaker City, writes the Applegrowers' 1'nlon here for In formation, In tlie pictures Mr. Dethmnn Is en gaged In packing apples. Dethman says, however, that much to his re gret he cannot establish his relation ship to Mr. Haage, The pictures In question have lieen the cause of many letters ttelng re ceived at Hood Itlver from cities all over t lie United States. Some of the writers insist that the scenes are fakes, as the writers declare they have never seen apples or orchards like those In the pictures. Crapper Estate Settled A land sale of -'."i,(KK) through -the agency ol J. II, Hellbronner Co. which was Involved In the settlement of the II. I.. Crapper estate culminat ed this week when the property was conveyed to W. 11. Allen. The prop erty consists of !i0 acres which Mr. Allen Is extensively improving and Is situated In the Oak drove district. For Kent An elegant front olllce or sleeping room In the Davidson building. Steam heat. Apply at room N or at Light & Water office. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, Hood River Man Will Debate on Burleigh Cash was chosen as one of the six men to repreeut the Uni versity of Oregon In the trl-state de bating league at the try-out held In Eugeue last Friday night. The places on the uulverslty de bating teams were unusually strong ly contested this year. Five of the eight men, selected at previous try outs, to take part In the final held Friday, won the gold "O" In years past, aud one took the alumni medal for debating last year. Last year, while In his freshman year, Cash tried out and made the position of alternate. This year he is well up among the best debaters In the university. Debate Coach Boehen has not yet announced the arrangement of the teams, but It Is rumored about the campus that lie will place Cash at the head of one of the two teams. Cash has always taken a promi nent part in student affairs. He was twice leader of the high school de bating team, and president of his class. He was re-elected president of the Alumni Association at its last meeting and he Is the president of the Grange Continues Argument Against Holding Assemblies Kditor News: It Is with some re grets that we are compelled to an swer your editorial on "The Grange and Assembly," in your issue of Jan uary 12th. Had you treated the question In a strong and argumen- tlve manner It would have been a pleasure to us to make a reply. There are so many things that you think are funny, so many things that you think are cute and so much that most people do not care to wuste lime in renuing, mat. we uaruiy know what part of your "Dodge-the- questlon" article to tackle first; but presume we had Itetter dingnone your dose as It was given. You say. our committee was ap pointed to "drub" the News. Not at all. We were appointed to nn- swer your attack upon tne grange and to show why we were opposed to the assembly scheme, and to bli ther reply to your opposition to our direct primary law. It Is quite amusing to notice how lamented you nssemblyltes are becoming tie- RUGS BEAUTIFUL, RARE AND COSTLY The most tieautlful and expensive collection of rugs ever exhibited In Hood Itlver is now being shown at Stewart's store by Atlyeh Bros, the well known Portland firm of Import ers One of the brothers Is in charge of the collection and Is taking a great deal of pleasure in showing these handsome floor coverings which in clude everything from the diminu tive door rug to those of mammoth proportions. Iu the collection are to be found specimens of the rug mak ing art for a comparative small sum to a gorgeous silk plush affair worth $1,200. The designs, colorings and texture of these Wautlfiil rugs are tteyond description and can liest lie appreciated by a visit to see them which Is worth while. Mr. Atlyeh Is showing them to many and Invites everybody to call. He will lie here until Saturdav. DIED Sarah Koplin. Miss Sarah Koplin, member of a former well-known Hood lifver fain Uy. died Tuesday, January lsth.froni the effects of nn operation underwent In a Portland hospital. Miss Koplin formerly lived at Hood Itlver, but for a number of years had been a valued employe of Llpman, Wolf Co., In 'ortland. The funeral was held here Thurs day afternoon, services ttelng held In Hartmess chapel, conducted by Itev. W. C. Ollmorc. The body was In terred In Idlewlld cemetery Is-sldc that of her brother, who passed j away a short time ago. The remains were accompanied to Hood Itlver by Miss Koplln's sister and M In Caro line Barnum, nn Intimate friend. Piano for Sale Foster A Co., high grade, cost fl.0, almost new, bean tiful tone, massive ttcvel walnut case, not a scratch on It. interior bird's- eye maple; piano scarf, stool ami music cabinet, -'7.". Tel. 4 X. 4-7 p alluring character in Fiction, is proving popular RIVER NEWS U. of O. Team Hood Itiver Club at the university. He was one of the chief factors in the organization of the Hood Itlver Bach elors' Club at the university, a club of Hood Itlver boys who last year bought a lot near the uulverslty and built a house on It, where they keep bachelors' hall at about half the or dinary expense. In addition to this their property has already nearly doubled In value. The trl-state debating league Is comported of the state universities of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Each university has two teams, one at home and one away. This year Oregon sends a team to Seattle to meet the Uuiversity of Washington, and debates the University of Idaho at Eugene. The question for debate is, resolved, "That all corporatlous engaged In Interstate commerce should be required to take out a fed eral charter, it being mutually eon ceeded that such would be constitu tional and that federal license not be offered as a substitute." Two weeks ago Oregon easily beat the Univers ity of Utah on almost Identically the same question. caurte the grange has gone Into poll tics. And oh, how you would like to see us sit Idly by and let you fel lows do our thinking, talking and voting. We have never, since our organization denied ourselves the right, privilege and duty to discuss any question which you call political that will better the condition of man. jTt was our order that placed upon Oregon's statutes some laws which me musses desired, yet vou say '".! percent don't want them" and we are "the laughing stock of the world." If we have any laws not wanted by so many why are they not repealed. If we, us nn organiza tion, were sincere In securing these laws, why should you object to our defending them? Our direct nomlna Hon aud direct legislation laws are two of those laws, aud you think it so naughty of us to try to protect them. Don't worry about politics In our order. We nre moving for ward, not buckward. You try to tell us something about the downfall of the grange In Kansas and Iowa Home ten years ago. Say, Mr. Kditor, you have forgotten some things about politics. Why, that was the the Populist party that you have on your brain. Permit us to give you a little history of the downfall of the grange. About 30 years ago i the grange had a relaxation In Its j iiicmlicrsbtp caused by Inexperienced management of cooperative stores, etc. But the grange today Is far j stronger, not only In those two 'states, but In every state lu the I n j Ion, than it ever was at any time ; since it was organized. "The grange j In Oregon has reached Its zenith." 1 1 lur last annual report read at our state convention did not Indicate It, a ml we will volunteer to supply you j with our next annual report in order j that you may be able (?) to write our "Obituary." You ask, "Of what use are princi ples without parties to enforce them?" What party gave us our direct nomination and direct legisla tion laws of Oregon: and what party gave the law creating Hood Itiver county? If the new tax bill which was referred by our last legislature to the voters of Oregon ever becomes a law what party will do It? If party Is nil that Is necessary why ITO BE CONTINUED! Mt. Mood Orange Meets The Mt. Hood Grange held Its regu lar meeting January 'Ji'nd with Mr. Miller In the chair and tli" other olll ce rs In their respective places. After the routine business had been trans acted n communication from the State secretary was read. During the meeting it was decided to elect a new set of directors to take charge ofthehallandT.il. Larwood was appointed to post notices and call a meeting for that purpose. The resig nation of John Yauthlers as treasur er was accepted as he expects to be absent for some time. W. Gregory was chosen to fill the position. The next meeting will he held Feb. 11th at 7:30. 1910 Strawberry Growers Dissolve Fruit Union Its Affairs Will Be Wound Up by Board of Directors and Property Turned Over to Powerful Apple Growers' Organization After a successful career of 17 years the Hood Itiver Fruit Growers' Un ion was dissolved Saturday. The defunct organization originally handled all the fruit at Hood Itiver, but for several years has shipped the strawberries and small fruits exclu slvely. It was the oldest on the Pacific coast. Its dissolution was brought about in order to turn all the fruit business handled Uy organized growers over to Its sister union conducted by the apple growers. The dissolution of the lierry union was not accomplished without a strong fight In which the forces were evenly matched, those In favor of dissolution finally winuing by the small majority of four votes out of a total of 135. The property of the Iterry union, consisting of a ware house, trackage site, office furniture aud shipping outfit will tie turned over to the Apple Growers' Union for the sum of $720, agreed on by a committee from the two unions. The share holders will receive their pro rata share or the same and the parent union, which has been respon sible for making Uood Itlver fruits famous the world over, will lie- no more. It Is thought that, with the large warehouse and cold storage GRANTHAM HERE ONJONG WALK Clad only In a suit of newspapers barefooted and without money, N It. Grantham, wireless telegraph operator on a Cunard liner, who left New York August 22ul, on a 10,000 mile walk, yesterday arrived at the News office. Grantham started on his long jour ney through a wager of $."i000 lo $i"00 that be could not walk around the United States in a year. From here he will go to Portland, from there to San Francisco, on to New Orleans, and from there to New York, where he must arrive In 365 days from the time he left. Grantham arrived at Hood Itlver five days ahead of his schedule and left for Portland this morning. The conditions are that he must earn or beg money to support him aud must leave ench town without a penny In case he has any money when he leaves he must send It to New York In each town he has to obtain the signature of the mayor, railroad agent or some other prominent per son. NORMAL SCHOOL MASS MEETING The Normal school mass meeting. which the committee from the Com mercial Club wns Instructed to ar range for, has been fixed for Friday night at the Opera house. Arrange ments have lieen made for a list of Interesting speakers, the Hood Itlver band will enliven the occasion, and school boosters and others will lie on hand to say something good for this desirable enterprise. This Is a mat ter that interests all, one that we cannot afford to overlook, and every body that can get out of lcd should lie present to lend a helping hand. The laiiles nre of course extectcd to turn out lu force, a goodly sprink ling of Hood Itlver's efficient and handsome school teachers Is ex pec ted. and the rules will Ik1 suspended and ministers of the gospel allowed to attend, provided they behave. Turn out and start the Normal school pro ject with a whoop. A good start means success. (lave Double Social Event. Two delightful social functions were given last week when Mrs. W. J. Baker and Mrs. Harry iH'WItt held afternoon and evening receptions and card parties, Thursday and Friday, for their lady friends. The hostesses wen assisted In receiving by Mrs. Seneca Fonts of Portland. The dec orations were cut flowers, potted plants, Oregon grape and umbrella plants. Whist and .VHI were played, the favors being both dainty and handsome. In serving the elaborate refreshments Mrs. IH'WItt and Mrs. Fonts were assisted by Miss Uoff and Miss F.atou. SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR plant which the Apple Growers' Union recently completed, that the small fruits will lie handled to better advuntage for the growers. It Is stated that the berry'growers were Influenced In voting to turn over the business to the larger union by the fact that the latter was pre paring to ship berries this year, whether It absorbed the smaller or ganization or not. The opposition to the dissolution was due to the fact that some of the memliers thought the amount at which the committee had agreed to sell the property was not high enough ami because they believed the berry growers shouid hae some representation In the handling of their fruit. One mem lie r advocated an exchange of stock In the two con cerns on the basis of its comparative value. Another Idea that the oppo sition wanted to try was to have the Apple Growers' Union takeover the business aud handle It for a year, deferlng the transfer of the property until It was ascertained whether the latter was successful In marketing the berries. The principal asset which the Fruit Growers' Union turns over is the trackage site, on which it has a long lease. It Is expected that the adjust ment of Its affairs will take some time as some of the shareholders are scattered about the country and will have to be located. The Hood Itlver Fruit Growers' Union was organized In 1S93 and Its Incorporators were among the men who helped to organize the North west Fruitgrowers' Association. Ita Incorporation papers were written by T. It. Coon and for many years It had a stormy career. It was or ganized to centralize the output of the valley and maintain prtces.whlch were ttelng cut by independent ship pers. The record of Its doings show ranny changes In management at tended with bitter fights until the organization was finally put on a business basis. In the past few years this has been done away with and the union brought to its greatest degree of success under the management of K. H. Shepard and E. N. Benson, and Its shipments have run from 50,000 to 100,000 crates and growers have pros pered. The closing of its affairs was placed In the hands of E. X. Benson, E. H. Shepard, X. Tostevln, C. S. Metcalf and It. J. Mclsnae, the board of directors. Musical Club Growing The meeting of the Thursday Musi cal Club last week was held at the home of Mrs. S. K. Walton and was characterized by a large attendance. Mrs. C. H. Slet ten presided at the business meeting. Mrs. C. K. Mar shall, the secretary, reported the ad dition of four uew members. It was voted to postpone the often meeting until the return of Mrs. H. L. Duni lile, the club's president. The next meeting will lie held with Mrs. Du tro Thursday, February 3rd. After the business meeting the us ual musical program was rendered, the composers lielng Grieg and Cowan. 1 he Instrumental selection was Grieg's "Humoresk" which was given faultlessly by Mrs. S. G. Ox- borrow. "The Mission of the Hose," by Cowan, was sung by Miss Wal ton. Biographies of the composers were read by Mrs. Slet ten and Mrs. ( ixborro w. The nicmlicrshlp of the club Is growing rapidly and It will soon have fifty members, many of whom are among Hood Itlver's most tal ented musk-Inns. It Is expected later to organize a glee club and a quartet. $17,000 FOR 13 ACRES IN BELMONT DISTRICT A laud sale of more than ordinary Interest at Hood Itlver was the pur- hase last week of the thirteen acre- place belotilug to l-i-e Mnitli by I apt. J. H. McCoti, a St. Louis man, for fl7.itMi. The land consists of four acres lu bearing orchard, some in young trees ami hay land. Itlsun- rstood that ( apt. Mcdm bouyht the place for a country home and will make some extensive Improve ments on it.