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HOOD RIVER NEWS
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 5
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1910
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
County Officers Object
Hood River Colony Gains
Fame In Sunny California
Normal School Meeting
Votes to Locate It Here
To Mayor's Criticism
it
Open Letter to News Intimates That At
tempt Is Being Hade to Shift Responsibili
ty for Alleged Violations of Liquor Laws
In an open letter to tin Nkws, Dis
trict Attorney F. W.' Wilson nii'I
Sheriff E. K. Morse reply to the
charge recently made ly Major Me
Outlaid that they had Urn remiss In
their duty In enforcing the local op
tion law. They state that no formal
complaints of violation of the law
have been made to them and sn
that If the city olllclals know of thews
vlolatloim It In their duty to report
them and to appear against the of
fender. The letter In an follow;
To th editor:
Our attention has Is-en called to
the following extract from the mes
sage of Mayor McDonald, which ap
peared in the Issue of the (ilacler.
of January iTOt h last:
"There has been Home complaint
on account of the violation of the
prohibition and local option law.
Now, that Ih a matter that 1m up to
the dlHtrlct attorney, the grand jury
and the county sheriff, and they are
either delinquent in their 1 title or
else the complaints are unfounded.
The only prosecutlous had during
the year have been where the city
marshal I haH gathered prisoner and
evidence and tumel It to them."
We regret that the mayor did not
dUcloHe to uh the sources of the in
formation which he hail, an we are
anxious at all times to receive nny
Information or knowledge which
will lead to the detection of any vio
lation of the local option law In
Hood Kiver county. While we can
not entirely agree with the state
ment made In Mayor McDonald'
message that the matter of the en
forcement of the local option laws U
entirely up to the dlHtrlct attorney,
the grand jury and the county slier
Iff, yet we are not only willing, but
anxious, to do In this regard all that
our ollicial obligations call upon um
to do. It I our understanding that
every peace ollircr, whether of city or
county, Nhould lend all the aid in his
power to the enforcement of the Hip
nor lawn, for every peace olllcer In lu
tereHted and Hhould Ih- concerned In
seeing to It that the lawn which peo
ple have enacted are observed.
An far an we are olllclally concerned
no complaint linn been madetoeither
one of un an to the alleged violation
of the local option law in Hood KU
er county. It In true that the sheriff
han received t wo or three anonymoiiM
lettern Haying that the law wan ls--lug
violated, but In neither of t hem
ic! tern wan there any iiame or any
Informallon In the slightest decree
which offered any clue whatever to
the person violating the name. We
will all agree that anonymoun letters
do not rise to the dignity of culling
for a reply, but an thin in a matter In
which we are nil Interested, both of
ficially and an citizens who are de
sirous of seeing a due and proper ob
servance of all la ws, and a we are
unable to reply to the writers of
these anonymous letters personally,
by reason of not knowing their
names, we take this opportunity of
sa.vlng to the law abiding citizens of
this community and county, t hat If
nl any time we are given the names
of those who can and will testify, or
who have facts In their possession re
garding any violation of the local
option law, subpoenas will be
promptly Issued for t heir appearance
and an far as In our power Hen a vig
orous prosecution will he made.
It can readily Is- seen by anyone
who will consider the )uestlon for a
moment, that a duty lien upon the
citizens of a community ns well an
upon the ofliclals, and lettern written
anonymously, giving no Intimation
of what witnesses can be secured,
written in words of criticism, but of
fering not the slightest suggestion of
nnslstnnee, can avail nothing. No
ollicial, however eager and earnest
he may he In the discharge of his
duty, can go on a blind hunt for evi
dence over an area covering many
square miles. Thin in an utter Im
possibility an any fair minded person
will speedily recognize. Hut when
violations of the local option law do
occur and t hose who are In posses
sion of the facts and who are desir
ous of seeing the law enforced, will
make known the facts to the proper
ofliclals, the machinery of the law
can be placed In motion nnd the de
sired results secured.
Now, In order to chow our good
faith In thin matter and toshow that
we are not making nny ante-election
proinlsen, we hereby state that we
will pay a reward of f 25 out of our
own pockets to anyone furnishing
legal evidence which will lend to the
conviction of nny person violating
the local option law, and we will
pay thin amount In each rase By
legal evidence, of course. In meant
such evidence an will be proH-rly ad
mitted In court upon the trial and
not hearsay. In many cases private
detectives are employed to secure
this evidence, because It la well known
that whenever an officer appears up
on t lie scene, things are Immediately
quiet ami the violators keep close
watch upon the movements of an
otticer. We are desirous of having
the local option law enforced ami we
take thin means to assist Its enforce
ment. We apologize to the editor for tak
ing so much space lu thin connection,
but we wish to make our position
clear. There Is a right way and n
wrong way of doing things and the
right way, an we view It, lu Instances
of this kind. In for the person know
ing of any violation of the local op
tion law to make complaint to the
sheriff the district attorney or his
deputy, giving them the evidence re
lating to the charge ns much as Is
possible, or an Intimation where such
evidence can lie secured, then It In up
to these officials and the Juries to do
the rest.
We trust that all who read this
letter will understand the spirit In
which It Is written, which in entirely
fair upon our part nnd simply t hat
we may all understand one another
a iid that proper results may tie ob
tained. We shall not In the future
trouble you with any further replies
to anonymous letters and thank you
for your courtesy In giving room in
your columns for this communica
tion. Fhkii W. Wii.so.n, E. E. Mount:,
Dls't Attorney, Sheriff.
Welcomed New Pastor
The annual dinner and reception to
Kev. II A. MacDoiiald and Mrs. Mac
Donald which was given at the 1'nlt
arian church Monday evening, was
attended by 1.10 niemliers of Un
church and both were enjoyable af
fairs. The dinner which was provided
and served by the Woman's Alliance
of the church was Indeed sumptuous.
It was followed by an eloquent and
hearty address of welcome to the
new pastor nnd his wife by Hon. E.
I, Smith, supplemented with an ad
dress by Mr. Frank Chandler. To
these Mr. MacDonald responded In a
very pleasant nnd earnest way.
Mrs. It, F. Shot-maker welcomed the
church's new pastor In behalf of the
Woman's Alliance, which was fit
tingly responded to by Mrs. Mac
Donald, lu honor of the occasion
the church wan handsomely decor
ated. A Pleasant Time for You
The Indies and young people of
the Christian church have planned to
give the people of Hood Kiver n very
pleasant afternoon and evening on
Friday of thin week. The ladles will
entertain from '.' o'clock to 5 p. m. nt
the home of Kev. and Mrs. Adams,
corner Eugene nnd Jit ti streets. A
program will be rendered and ten
will be served cafeteria style. En dies
are asked to bring their needlework,
tientlemen will lie cordially welcome
to tea. The young people will have
charge of the evening festivities In
the parlors of the church. Beginning
at :'M) a program will be given and
later In the evening lunch will lie
served. Come and enjoy the social
feature. All will lie heartily welcome.
Attend K. of P. Convention
Thirty members of Wnucomn
lodge, K. of 1',, attended the conven
tion of that order held nt The Dalles
recently.
drum! Chancellor Frank Menefee
wan master of ceremonies nnd toast
master at the banquet. Judge W. E.
Itrndshaw delivered the address of
welcome. Other speaker were Vice
Chancellor D. E. Yoran of Eugene,
drand Keeper of Keeord nnd Seals
J. II. Stlnson of Salem, V. C. Brock
of Hood IUver, C. J. llrlght of Was
co, Judge drnnt It. Dlmlck of Oregon
City, W. II. Taft of Hood Kiver. J. F.
Hendrlx of Cascade Lock and K. II.
Mo Kenn of Wnsco.
Eong Beach, Calif., Jan. I'!, 1910
Dear News: Y'esterday was a red
letter day for past and present Hood
Klverltes at Eong Bench. Mr. Cast
ner and I secured iermIsslon from
the city authorities to use the sun
parlor at the end of the pier for our
birthday party, which proved the
pleannntest of the very many pleas
events during our sojourn In the
sunny south thin winter. Mr. and
Mm. d. K. Castner nud Mm. Charles
Castner, lu company with Mrs. Stone
of Eos Angeles, who In a cousin of
Mrn. Castner, joined the party. Mm.
Castner and Mrs. Stone had not met
for 25 years. Then we were honored
with the company of Mrs. Dr. Bar
rett, a former pioneer of Hood Kiver
Valley. After lunch wan served,
which proved a bountifal spread, O.
K. Castner was elected toatraaster,
and many remlntseencea were told
by such history makers of Hood
Kiver and White Salmon an Mrn.
Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Jewett, Oeo.
I Crowell, d. K. Castner, deo. T.
I'rather, Mm. Konwell Shelley and a
brief but fitting scech by Mrs. Stone
of Eos Angeles, Interspersed with a
little hot air by the writer.
During the responses at the call of
the toastmaster, nt times we all
laughed, while during the recitals of
pioneer experiences by Mrs. Barrett
nnd others present who well know
the difference lietween old friends ind
new ones, there were eyes dimmed
with tears. The Impromptu pro
gram was closed by singing that old,
old song, "Should old ncqatntance
be forgot," suggested and led by
Mrs. Chas. Castner. So euded a
happy event which wan suggested
and worked out by Mrs. Jewett of
White Salmon, aided by the ladles of
the party. Mm. Jewett was In
structed to write the matter up for
the benefit of sotnj absent Hood
Kiver pioneers. About February 17.
wife and I expect to turn our faces
faces homeward.
Koswki.l Shei.i.k.v.
Heavy Movement
Heilbronner Twenty Sells for $30,000.00,
George Eaton Orchard Goes at Like Fig
ure and Willow Flat Property Sells Well
Eand sales during the past week
show an unprecedented activity at
thin senson of the year. An unusual
numlK-r of buyers have been here
during the past ten days and several
sales Indicate that the demand Is
bringing an increase In values.
One of the sales that has attracted
n large amount of attention was the
disposal by J. II. Heilbronner of his
fine twenty acre tract ou the west
side near town, to ("apt. McCan. who
last week purchased the old Fllslnger
place. Mr. McCan paid $:t0,000 for
the Heilbronner place. On one side
LOAN FUND OAY WAS
A MARKED SUCCESS
Scholarship Eonu Fund Day was
observed by the Hood Kiver
Woman's Club nt Oild Fellow's Hall
on Wednesday afternoon, Jnn. 20.
A very entertaining program was
rendered under the direction of Mrs.
A. E. Page. Eight refreshments were
served, Mrs. Truman Butler nnd Mm.
W. M. Stewart presiding nt the serv
ing tables. About 200 ladles were In
attendance and contributed :t0 to
ward the Scholarship Loan Fund
which will be added to the amount
already lu the handsof the State Fed
eration of Woman's Clubs to be
loaned without Interest to girls seek
ing an education.
The following program was ren
dered: Vocal solos, given by Mrs.
Sletten, Miss Vnnnette, Mm. Jayiic
nnd Mrs. SehmclUer. IMano solos,
Misses Carter and Goff. Kecltntlons,
Misn Eva Yates, Minn Orr. Address,
"Scholarship Loan Fund," Mr
Batchelder. Kcceptlon committee,
Mesdames Batchelder, Page, Bailey
and Mrs. E. Clark. Kefreshment
committee, Mrs. Klnnnlrd, Mrs.
Schaffner, Mm. E. J. Young, Mm. T.
Bishop, Mm. d. Thompson.
The young ladies of the club, dain
tily gowned In white, served the
waiting guest.
Keferrlng to the Hood Kiver col
ony at Eong Beach the Telegram of
that city says: "That the Hood
Kiver valley, In Oregon, not only
produces wonderfully good apples,
but also In the home of progressive
men and bright, vivacious women,
all Imbued with a vast amount of
patriotism for their town, county
and valley, was demonstrated at a
picnic held today lu the sun parlor
at the end of the pier, where there
were brought together not only
present day residents of Hood Kiver
but several who lived there In early
days, one of them, a resident of Eos
Angeles, who has not returned to
her former home In Oregon for forty
years.
''Two birthdays were celebrated at
today 'n reunion, that of Mrn. Chan.
Chaudler, who, with Mr. Chandler,
has purchased a farm , near Fresno
which they will develop, and that of
Mm. Marie McGuIre, 7S years old,
who crossed the plains to Oregon In
1S52. A splendid repast was served
at the sun parlor and the luncheon
hour wan made merry be reminis
cences of life In what they declare In
the orlglral darden of Eden or a du
plicate thereof. The picnic party
took In the sights of the I'ike and
otherwise enjoyed themselves during
the day, one of the features of their
pleanure being an ocean boat ride.
The party Included G. K. Castner,
the fruit inspector for Hood Kiver
county, and Mrn. Castner; Mr. ami
Mm. A. H. Jewett. Mr. and Mrs. Kon
well Shelley, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mc
GuIre, Mr. and Mrs. deo. T. I'rather,
editor of the first Hood Kiver news
paper: Mr. and Mm. deo. I. Crowell,
Mm, Charles Castner, Mrs. I. G.
Barrett, who came from Eos Angeles
to Join tlie party; Mrs. Marie Mc
GuIre, Mrs. Charles Chandler, Mrs
Eaura Baldwin, Misn deorgin I'ra
ther. Miss L-ttla I'rather, Miss Nellie
Hva. -lu, Ix-slle Mcdulre, George K.
Castner, Jr., Mrs. Stone, Clinton
Wood, Mrs. Matilda Wood. Irene
Fisher, Ephralm and Eynn Wlnaiis.
Miss Winannaud Henry Bushklrk.
In Orchard Lands
It adjoins the tract he had previously
bought, giving lit in altogether 33
aires In what Is practically one
tract.
Another Important sale was the
purchase by J. II. Day of Portland
of the deorge and Wymau Eaton or
i hard on the east side, consisting of
:'l acres w hich was sold for $:t0.000.
The place Is planted to young trees,
two-thirds of which are In liearlng
and are seven years old. The or
chard whs planted by B. E. Duncan,
under whose care It was brought
Into liearlng. The sale was made
through the agency of Devlin & Flre
liaugh. d. Y. Edwards & Co. report still
another sale of interest at a good fig
ure consisting of lii1) acres In Willow
Flat district tielonglng to D. E. Dav
idson. Thin was bought by W. A.
Melville, a native of Edinburg, Scot
land. It In partly set to orchard, the
balance being uncleared which will
be Improved ns soon an possible. Mr.
Melville Is now attending the winter
horticultural course at the Oregon
Agricultural College.
Several other sales of Interest are
reported as Wing closed up the de
tails of which It Is expected to an
nounce next week.
WILL DEBATE
SATURDAY EV'NG
The Hood Kiver high school debat
ing team will engage In what Is ex
pected to be nil Interesting debate
Saturday evening with the team
from Park Place high school. The
question Is "Kesolved that life Im
prisonment with unrestricted power
of pardon should lie substituted for
capital punishment in Oregon." The
debate will be held In the opera
house. The admission will be 2.1
cents and It Is exH-ctcd that a large
audience will le present to encourage
the home team which meets one of
the strongest high school teams In
i the state.
Resolution Instructs Club To Endeavor
To Secure School If There Is to Be But One
In OregonPaper Mill Project Discussed
By a decisive vote the meeting
which wan held last Friday evening
nt the opera house to consider the
Normal school question decided In
favor of securing the Institution for
Hood Kiver. The meeting was not
an largely attended an wan expected
but those who were there took an
active Interest and many spoke on
the subject. Opinion was shown
through these talks to lie largely In
favor of locating the school here. A
few presented Home arguments
against the Idea and one or two
were disposed to lie against It. The
preponderance of the argument,
however, caused the adoption of a
resolution introduced by E. O. Blan
char, to tne effect that the state
should have but one Normal school,
and that It should be located at
Hood Kiver. The adoption of the
resolution carried with It Instruction
to the Commercial Club, under whose
auspices the meeting was held, to
place the matter In-fore the voters of
the state through the initiative and
referendum.
Previous to the opening of the
meeting the Hood Kiver band played
several selections. The gathering
was called to order by President
Chas. Hall of the Commercial Club,
who called upon Attorney E. C.
Smith to outline the work of the
committee nnd to state the object of
the meeting. At the conclusion of
Mr. Smith's talk the matter was
opened for discussion nnd a numlier
gave their views, among them Prof.
E. E. Coad. C. D. Nickelsen. E. II.
Hartwlg. J. L. Carter, E. H.Shepanl,
Prof. L. B. Gllmon, Trumau Butler,
F. A. Cram, Chas. T. Early, A. I.
Mason, V. C. Brock. Kev. T. B. Ford,
Kev. W. C. dilmore. Kev. Mr. liar
greaves and I). J, Trlelier.
After the Normal school question
wns disposed of the meeting listened
to the proposition to establish a
paper mill nt Hood River, ndvocated
by W. J. Goodnougli. Mr. Good
nough, who has had some experi
ence in the manufacture of paper In
Minnesota, stated that a company
known as the Mount Hood Paper;
Company hail been organized with a
capital stock of $.VX).tMK. half of the
stock of which had been subscribed.
The mill which It was proposed to
erect at Hood Kiver would employ
lu the neighborhood of 1.10 people at
the start with a substantial payroll
WOODMEN HAVE BIG
TIME ATTHE DALLES
A big delegation from the local
lodge. W. O. W.'s, visited The Dalles
last Tuesday night to be present at
the Installation of a new ramp In
that city. The Chronicle says that
almost every camp within a rmllus
of l.K) miles wan represented nt the
demonstration. There were 91 can
didates Initiated, 30 of whom were
residents of that city, which makes
the local lodge 21.1 strong.
Judge A. E Eake was the master
of ceremonies and presided at the
meeting. The following iersons
spoke to the memls-m of the order:
Head Banker P. E. Snodgrass. of
Eugene, General Organizer F. B.
Tlchenor, T. Clinton Veale, Chief of
Police A. N. Cox, City Organizer J. O.
Wilson, all of Portland; Consul Com
mander A. H. Whelr, of Condon; Con
sul Commander W. E. Walbrldge, of
lleppner; Consul Commander B. E.
Barrett, of Hood Kiver; Consul Com
mander d. E. McClelland, of Wnsco;
Past Consul Commander W. L. Yuu
tlerpool, of Dufur and District Organ
izer A. E. Williams.
The Dufur camp wan the one that
made the record attendance, that
lodge having a membership of iWl, 77
of whom were present, together whh
2)1 candidates for Initiation.
The excellent rank work wns done
by the uniform rank company of 24
men under the leadership of Captain
J. C. Jones of the Multnomah camp,
number 77, of Portland. The drills
and maneuver executed by this com
pany were the l-st ever seen by the
local people.
Candidate for Initiation were pres
ent from Dufur, Hood Klvt-r. While
Salmon, Wnsco, Arlington. Condon
aud Heppuer.
and It In claimed by Mr. doodnough
that once In operation It success
would be unquestioned ns it would
have no competition on the coast In
the manufacture of the quality of pa
per It In expected to produce. He be
lieved, he said, that the project
offered the best opportunity for a
manufacturing plant that would re
sult In a big success for Hood Kiver,
and told about a plant that waa
established in the same way In Min
nesota It wan now sought to estab
lish the one here and which was now
capitalized at 15,000,000. One of the
essential things for the plant said
Mr. doodnough. wan etliclent and
cheap power, which lie thought wan
a strong card In favor of the propo
sition here.
The result of Mr. Goodnough's
talk wan the appointment of a com
mittee to Investigate and report to
the club.
NEGRO PRISONER
- JSJARDONEQ
K. E. Brooks, the colored Pullman
porter, who shot the Illinois Central
railroad ofliclaln at Shanlko several
months ago, has lieen pardoned by
Governor Benson.
The negro was Indicted by the
grand jury at t lie November term of
circuit court on the charge of assault
with a dangerous weapon and plead
ed guilty before Judge W, E. Brad
shaw, being sentenced to pay a fine
of $.100. Brooks was unable to pay
the amount so was remanded to the
county Jail for 250 days.
The ietltlon asking for the pardon
of Brooks which was sent to the
governor was signed by Judge Brad
shawand District Attorney Fred W".
Wilson. Brooks was given hln free
dom by Sheriff Levi Chrlsman. The
Dalles Chronicle.
Neighbor Club Meets Again
The "Get Aciuaitited with Y'our
Neighbor Trust" had a happy meet
ing last Friday Dlght at the residence
of K. E. Harbison, which was a mar
vel In good fellowship. The hearty
welcome of the family warmed the
hearts of the neighbors even the face
of Hobble, Jr.. beamed a welcome.
He In the boss, but his reign will lie
happy, as the sceptre of love will
rule. Miss Blanch quietly pulled the
strings for the program, after her
father started the proceedings, 'and
her performance at the piano revealed
high class proficiency with delicate
but surenesn of touch. Her first se
lection wns the "Shepherd Boy's Echo
Song" that was excellent, aud being
recalled, played something that made
me think of Chlckamauga or Look
out Mountain have since learned It
was the "Battle of Manila Bay."
Mr. Cunning then outlined the object
of the met ting, stating that the
Neighbor society also contained the
ability to give a good entertainment
every night In the year, composed, as
It Is, of professors, doctor, lawyer,
ministers, teachers aud all young.
He closed with a short seh-ctiou from
Oliver Wendal Holmes ode to t he
40th anniversary to his Harvard
class. Little Miss Campbell recited a
couple of pieces with such distinct
ness of utterance and spirit that
showed cultivation and perhaps In-herlt-d
faculty. Beth and Grace
Kdglngtoti sang a couple of sjiikS
that were loudly applauded. M'ss
Helen Howe played a couple of selec
tions on the guitar that showed good
talent for the short time she has
practiced. Mrs. Campls-ll, who must
lie a professional, g ive two tine reci
tations. Miss Blanch Harbison, by
request, sang "Happy Songs" and
then followed a medley of songs In
which many Joined, Including Dr.
Eilglngtou and Prof. Gibson.
An abundant lunch was served
that tilled up the 4i guests, and at a
very late hour they left with hearty
expressions of pleasure.
The next meeting will be with Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Bailey.
Kev. A. .1 Adams, pastor of the
Christian church, announces a series
of evangelistic services which will l
given at the I hrlstlan church com
mencing Sunday evening. February
til h, to v tile It he extends a cordial In
flation to all to attend