in 11 V0 The Lure i',u::!l''liTiasK' a story of the most THE HOOD VOLUME 6, NUMBER 6 City Council Lid On Must Close On Sundays and Be Good On Other DaysSoft Drink Establishments Not Affected--Ordinance Passed 5 to 1 The feature of the session of the city council held Monday evening was the passing of the ordinance providing for the cloning of the pool rooms, card room and bowling al ley Sunday and at midnight Satur day. The ordinance originally Included soft drink establishments, hut wait amended Is-forelts dual pas sage to allow them to remain oien. Believing that the lid was being put on too tight Councilman Broslus moved to strike out the claiiHe pro viding for Sunday cloning, but on being put to a vote the amendment failed to carry. The ordinance car rle with It the other provisions pro hlbltlug mluorH from loitering In pool anil card room and fixe a pen alty for It violation. Frank (.'handler appeared l.-fore the council In regard to the strip of property which It Is proponed by the city to take In widening Sherman avenue and stated that he would compromise by giving the city ten feet off the lot for ."CK. If It wanted more than that he Intimated that he ought to receive the full value of the lot which he placed at $1,300. The matter wu referred to the Judi ciary com in It tee. A proportion to extend Sherman avenue through to the Paradise Farm tract wa discussed but no action taken. Estimate from the city engineer on the complete Improvement of the eaat wide grade gave the amount necessary a $0,300. A the city' revenue would not permit of such an expenditure, on motion of Council man Broslus, the superintendent of street wa ordered to make such Improvement as the city fund would warrant. An ordinance providing for a newer In the Cascade and Columbia avenue dlHtrict and allotting the assessments wa panned. At the expiration of the legal time of notice bid will lie received. On motion of Councilman Mall the Judge nud clerk who nerved at the Decern I a-r election were allowed WANTS HELP IN GETTING DATA Secretary Skinner of the Commer cial Club ha Issued a circular letter to rotddent of the valley unking them to fill out a form accompanying It. He exect In thl way to get a lot of Interentlug and valuable Informa tion and earnestly requests every body receiving one of these hlunks to to return It filled out. n regard to the matter Secretary Skinner nay: ''Inasmuch a thl I to be the greatest year In the hlntory of Ore gon, the Commercial Club I endeav oring to have Ilood Itiver take n prominent a part a tnennnand labor will permit. "To do thl work Intelligently we need the help of every rancher and fruit grower. We Intend to prove to you that It I to your Interest more than to any of the people of the town and valley. Io you realize that every word of advertising that goes Is making your apples better known? "Bringing more eople Into the val ley means bringing more money. You share In this In an Indirect way If not In a direct way. It put a higher value on your land, It does not moan that .you have to sell to have that value. If you were asked your financial worth would you Answer that you paid f 200 an acre and had JO acres, or were worth f20007 No, you would not. You would suy, 'Jim Jones Hold hi place last week at $500 jht acre nud mine Is a good a hi so I am worth $3000.' The work we are doing put the extra value on your place end It I there when you want It. "We want to Impress every fruit grower with thl Idea. It Is neces sary that we have your help to make your place more valuable. The question we nre nnklng are for the purpose of compiling record and to do this we need the answer of every man In the valley. If your name Is left from the mailing lint by some mistake send us a postal card and wo will mall you an appeal." Puts Pool Rooms proper compensation for their ser vice and other bill against the city submitted were also approved C. D. Nlckelsen addressed the coun ell In a brief talk unking for the early completion of the sewer In the din trict In which his property 1 situ ated. On motion It wa voted that when the council adjourned It wni to meet Tuesday, February 1.1th at noon at the city hall to receive bid for the water bond. A representa tlve of a machinery house In Tort land wa given a few minutes by the council to furnish information In re gard to street roller and advocated the purchase by the city of a gaso lene seven or ten ton roller. The gasolene machine be stated bad been found to 1h? the most economical and efficient. The cost of a seven ton roller wa $2,700 anil a ten ton $3,200. On motion of Councilman Wright the city Recorder was directed to no tlfy the Fanners' Irrigating Compa ny to supply pipes for their water In the city limits. NEIGHBORS CLUB . HEARS HUMORIST The Get Acquainted NelghborTrust had another happy meeting with usual exercises. Some new neighbor and the old bunch exerted themselves In getting better acquainted. Rev. (iilmore broke In at a late hour at tracted by the hilarity, music and a he admitted the aroma of coffee anil wa made an honorary member after pledging his fealty to the ob ject of the trust. Mrs, Campell gave a reading of personal experience of wood shed memories In which father's whip ping always hurt. Mr. Onthank read Han ltrl tin an, chief constructor of the vegetable garden under Mr. Britman a board of directors, that wa appreciated a real by the men. Mr. Luiigllle wa so Interrupted by applause that he had difficulty In do ing full Justice to I'nt and Bridget's argument as to whether It wa a rat or a mouse. Happily there was no ueed for a peace officer. Mr. Day, the newly wed, gave eome good ad vice Intended mostly for the Is'tietit of Mr. Colby who run the phono graph a really fine one that was a challenge to dance. Recitations by Blanche Campbell and the Bailey boys, guitar music by Miss Howe cloned one of the best meetings, Mr. and Mrs. Halley did the host and hostess act nicely. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Mary Vannett. T. J. Cunning addressed the club a follows: Neighbors, much against my wishes I have been pressed Into saying something to get the machinery of this meeting going because, a usual, J have nothing to say, Can't even reveal the blank In my mentality. Whatever comes will l an evolution like creation something out of noth ing. Talleyrand said that speech was given to conceal thought, but for ordinary honest eople, speech I used to say what they mean. The Talleyrand Idea might do for those skilled fencers whose vocabulary Is a shield to obscure their meaning, but we can say with great safety that Talleyrand lies liecause he ha been dead quite a while. The answer of the man to Ids family physlclnn's question, "How Is your wife?" wa "Oh, she 1 dead I thank you," and may be sarcasm or gratitude. Words are funny thing and must not al ways be taken too literally. The dutch farmer's remark to hi neigh. bor, "You got a calf unt like me," didn't mean that he wa a young bovine, but It hit our funny bone. Hut thl I not getting thl meeting going The weather condition put an embargo on the neighborly visits across the back yard fences and that made the formation of the "get ac quainted trust." This does not pro hibit the back fence gossip a a stimulant to sociability, but enlarge the sphere. They were more select probably on account of greater Inti macy, but by the present formation an etdarged Intimacy can lie estab lished, recipes for the culinary de partment and cure-all for all the Ills that fall to our lot exchanged and I HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, Mrs. MacRae Valley Accompanied by a picture an In terview with Mrs. Marion MacRae which appeared In the New York American of January 2-sth will Inter est our reader. It say: Out lu the West, from the Hood Valley country lu Oregon, where strawberries grow nearly every month in the year and the sunset tinted apple burden the tree, comes Mr. Marion MacRae, formerly of Virginia. She went Into the region a decade ago a neurotic newspaper writer with assets of 925. Now she I worth $40,000, I healthy, and al though a widow and under forty, Is not In the matrimonial market, she say. "It was a struggle, she told a re porter for The American who saw her at the Hotel Astor last night. "I went West from Washington lie cause of my husband's Illness. Iiut we had to live, and I did newspaper work. Seven years ago the Hood Itiver country began developing. With a little cash, much determina tion and courage, 1 bought some land, planted It In a pole trees, con tinued writing and nursing my hus band. An evil day came and I was alone. "But the whole country seetnsd to give me company, and now my trees are paving me more In one year than I could have made in ten at writing, j much good done. Of course those cure-all were not adopted by the medical profession but faith lu their potency acted with magical effect. according to your faith so be It." I remeinlsjr once writing to my mother from the army for her recipe for mak ing pancakes, which I thought would be an agreeable change from the bard tack and salt bacon. I got the formula with an explanation of the duties of the Ingredients, flour, milk, lard, egg, soda and salt, but before the letter came I had nosed around something like the back fence gossip and learned all about making hot cakes army style. I delayed thank ing my mother for her Information but truth compelled me to Inform her that her recipe wa no good, an army mule did not give milk and soda was barred by the war depart ment a dangerous to our tender stomachs and that chickens didn't live long enough to lay eggs, but that 1 had succeeded nicely with the salt and flour to make them long and bacon frylngs to make them short, and any kind of water we could get to ndx the stuff using an a vessel for this purpose a hole In the ground, In which wa carefully spread a rubler blanket which we washed before It got dry and it didn't hurt the blanket a bit. There It goes again. Off the sub ject a usual- Jf nothing plus noth ing would only equal something 1 might 13 able vo evolve an Idea with out trailing you all over the United States nud part of Germany. 1 have received some Jars lu the changes of the past 70 years with benefit, but thl neighborhood social touches a true note. That great teacher, Plato, taught that to free ourselves from prejudice against persons, places, races or creed, to get closer to them and study them with care, would cause our dislike to change Into respect. There are many differences In our fea'tures and temperaments but we will find so much real good ness and worth that It will not be Impossible to follow the Lord's com mand "Love thy neighbor as thy self." Joaquin Miller hesitates to "draw a line where God ha not." Snlnt Paul, the philosopher of the apostles, would restrain hi personal desires rather than cause a brother to. offend. This neighborhood, how ever, does not need preachment. We seem to meet so Informally that we do not need constitutions and by laws. No officer, no committees, though at this time Mr. and Mrs. Halley are lending the glad hand and hearty welcome. Each one shows the spirit of host and hostess to all the rest and 1 can safely assure you that the exercises will tend to a better ac quaintance. I will close with a coup let revised from Holmes. "Then here'a to our neighborhood, ita (old ami its KTTf, Th ilun of Ha winter, the dewa of Ma May. Ami when we are dona with work ami with ilay, Uear rather take care of our neighbor alway. American Woman's League The Indie Interested In the Ameri can Woman's Dengue met at tlx home of Mr. J. W. Rlgly, February ltd. Mr. J. F. Grimm, the organizer, met alluring character in fiction, is proving popular RIVER NEWS Gives Boom In East 1 have a home, a servant, men to trim and spray the orchard, to gath er the fruit, to pack It, ship It, collect for It and bank the money. I wish all my women friend In New York and elsewhere could come there and revel In the magnificence of nature, Invest a little money, wait patiently for tour or five years and then be aids to enjoy life. "Our marketing Is done In the East. But strangely enouge Russia Is the first buyer. Her agent are there In great numbers, and they buy lllierally. We send more apples to Siberia than we do to the Atlantic seaboard. "We have no labor troubles. Out of Yale and Harvard and Princeton and the other big colleges come young men enger for the air and the experience of planting and growing. In my little town of Hood City, con taining a population of less than 3.0(Xi, there Is a University Club with a membership of 113. I think that a world's record breaker." Mrs. MacRae spent last week In Chicago, where she sold 1,020 acres of Oregon land to an Illinois syndicate. Then she came to New York, where, for a while, she purpose to see all the best shows, dodge automobiles, revel lu lobster salads and sleep un til ten In the morning. In Oregon she Is up at six. She will visit Wash ington before her return West. with them w ho explained In detail the workings of the league and Its peculiar benefits, which created great enthusiasm. It financial and literary merit, as well as the prospect of ob taining a lieautlful chapter house, claimed the attention of all. Many new applicant for the Founders Chapter were received. An applica tion for a chapter was signed, and In our vision we see the beautiful edifice belonging to the Woman's League standing as an ornament on the streets of the great apple city. Hood River adjourned to meet at Mrs. Rlgby's, February 10, at 2:30 p. in. All ladle Invited. IS BANNER TOWN FOR STAMP SALES According to the report of the stnmp committee of the Visiting Nurses Association of Portland Ilood Klver Is again the banner town in the State outside of Portland lu the sale of Red Cross Christmas stamps. Its sale amounted to over 91S3. The town next to Hood River was The Dalles, with sales of $1(12.30. The report shows that 910,000 was raised iu Oregon. Most of this amount wns realised from the sale of stamps In Portland. A percentage of this 910,. 000 g(Hs to the National Red Cross Society and will lie used toward a National tuliereular work. This will extend far beyond the scope of any local work. The Visiting Nurse Association of Portland received $1,000,000 stamps and 13,000 postcards from the Na tional Red Cross Society, of which It sold 015.012 stamps and 1:1,162 post cards. On the sale of the stamps and with ndded donations, the Visiting Nurse Association realized $10,072. The exjienses of the sale were 940.43, and this, added to the percentage due the Red Cross Society, a matter of $1.89S.04, leaves a fund of $124.31 In the treasury. WELL DRILLING OUTFIT STRIKES VEIN OF ORE Frank Davidson. In charge of the well drilling outfit of the Apple Land & Orchard Company, exhibited some sample" of high grade Iron ore which was taken from n boring for a well In the Willow Flat district last week. The well Is Is'lng drilled on the place of Frank Masse', and the vein of ore was struck at a dedth of 140 feet. So far It has been penetrated 7 feet, and continues to show ore containing 23 per cent Iron, The ore Is found lu live rock that contains no lava forma tion, and those who know of the Inci dent are considerably Interested In knowing how thick the vein Is. As far as Is known this Is the only mlncnl deposit of any proportions ever found In the valley, notwith standing the oft related tale of the gold mine which is supposed to exist In the Mount Ilood country and which, under the name of the J.ost Cabin Mine, ha been the cause of wearing out much nhiK leather. 1910 Local Debaters Again Defeat Visiting Team Hood River High School Students Qiven Decision In Contest With Wranglers From Park PlaceContests Developing Talent The debating team of the Hood River High School again established Its supremacy In a contest with a team from Park Place, Ore., by win ning the decision on the question "Resolved that life Imprisonment with restricted power of pardon should be substituted for capital pun ishment In Oregon." The home team, which consisted of Eva Brock, Helen Orr and Merrll Gessllng, had the afflrmattve, and the visiting team, who were Olga Hansen, Fay French and Leland Hendricks the "egatlve. The Judges were: At torney Charlei Hall, of Vancouver; Professor Galloway, of Lincoln High School of Portland, and J. Velt, of California. The arguments of the atflraatlve were based on the humanitarian standpoint, and on statistics, which showed that the death penalty did not lessen the number of crimes for which It Is enforced. Thepolnts were well sustained. The visiting debaters presented their side of the debate with considerable ability, and the contest was the most Interesting one that ha taken place here. The de cision wa two to one lu favor of the affirmative. The debating contests are stimu lating a good deal of Interest among the student and are helping to de ADDRESSED ROLL TOP APPLE GROWERS' ASSO To a large audience A. I. Mason delivered what Is said by the Ore gonlan to have been an Interesting address to the Portland Apple Grow er' Association at the Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening. HI subjct w-as "The Apple from Start to Finish." Perhaps the most Interesting part of Mr. Mason's address, says the Oregonlan, wa9 that lu which he gave exact figures on the proceeds from an Oregon apple orchard. In his Hood River orchard he has Just two varieties, Newtown Pippin and Spltrenburg. In 1900 his receipts from the Spltxeuberg were 9'lr un ucre anil from the Newtons 9730 an acre. Thl wa the only year, he said, In which the Spltxenbergs brought larger return than the other variety. In 1907 the average return were $230 an acre; In 1008, 91200 au acre, and In 1909. $30 an acre. This year his treeB are 13 years old. "These figure are exact and not colored In any particular," said Mr. Mason. "It will be seen that my orchard has brought me In gros re ceipts of $700 an acre as an average for five years. All expenses of main tenance amounted to about $2o0 an acre, leaving a net profit of $300 an acre. "This, of course, I paying 10 per cent, on a valuation of $301)0 an acre. It looks big, but It I nothing more than any young man who get hold of a good piece of Oregon apple land can do. If you will only select the right land, plant the liest varieties and give them proper attention. "You will notice that my orchard brought In ouly 30 un acre last year. This, 1 believe, was ls-ciuse the crop was so heavy the year before. The extraordinary cold snap of last win ter also contributed to It. Hut I want to say right now that this year gives every Indication of being one of the best that Hood River has ever experienced. I lielleve confidently that my orchard will again brlug in at least $1200 an acre. "In raising apple It must be borne In mind that It take time Is-fore the trees ticgtu to pay. You will get a small crop In five years, and a lietter yield each subsequent year. Hut all that time you have ts-en paying out with nothing coming In. It will take the crop of the sevehth and eighth years to bring you out even. Then you nre In clover. It's all velvet after that. "It' Just the life for a man to get Into, Why, when I wa a mallcarrl er In Portland I didn't dare to say my soul wa my own for fear some one would tell the postal authorities. Now I'm free. I can even talk against the assembly. If I want to. To any man who want to lead n healthful. Independent life, I can recommend fruit raining." SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR velop considerable talent In thl di rection. A Hood River High School team, composed of Herliert Phillips, Burton Jayne and Earle Spauldlng, will de bate the negative side of the question ngalnst the Park place team at that place next Saturday. FRUITLAND SALES CONTINUE ACTIVE Real estate sales were again active last week. The biggest movement, as usual, wa lu valley property, although several transfer In city property are also recorded. The largest sale wa that of the F. G. Church place In the Belmont dis trict, which wa sold by W. 8. Nlchol to Wilson R. McCready for $11,000. The purchaser is a brother of Cope land McCready. who bought the Niel & Slade ranches. Anothersale, made by Mr. Nlchol, wa a tract In the Upper Valley, which was sold to C, E. Coons for $4,000. Sales, aggregating over $13,000, were made through the John Leland Henderson Company by A. T. Allen In the Upper Vulley. They Include 20 acres belonglug to Mrs. Martha Allen, which was bought by Florence Twelve Winter, an electrical engi neer, for some time connected with the Oregon Short Line at Sale Lake City. Mr. Twelves, a brother of Mrs. Winter, Is associated with Mr. Winter In developing the property. It was sold fur 95 5M). The other sale made bythe Henderson company were 20 acres belonging to G. D. Woodworth to Wni. II. Tobey for 94,000, and 8 acres, L. C. Weygant, to Wm. H. Tobey, 94.000. Mr. Tobey came here direct from Mexico, where he had ls?en engaged In the occupation of mining engineer. The sale of 10 acres on the East side to Mrs. Delano, of Marlon, Ohio, Is reported by G. D. Culbertson & Co., who also sold a house and lot In town to Mrs. M. Scobee. NIAGARA LIME-SULPHUR SPRAY READY FOR USE The Hood River Spray Manufac turing Company announces that It is now ready to make deliveries of the Niagara lime and sulphur spray in carload and smaller lots. As the spraying season Is near at hand the company Is making preparations to take care of all order and grower desiring spray can get It through the otlice of the local company. Pine Grove Grange About 10 a. m. Saturday men and women could lie seen In all directions wending their way toward the Grange Hall to spend the day In turn! tiens and pleasure. Iu the fore noon orchard and home qaestion were discussed for a time, after which three candidates were made full fledged Patronsof Husbandry. About this time some one passed the magic word "dinner," and we descended to the dining room, where the tables were found loaded with good thing to eat. After dinner our lecturer eu tertalned us with a good program of music, songs, recitation, etc. Such question a "The Budget," "Postal Deficit," "The Assembly, I'he House Fly," etc., were ably discussed. Our postnlcommlttee Is doing some good work, and an addition ot two wa made to the same. They will be heard from later. Several attractions are premised the public In the near future. The "IVestrlet School" by the Indies Aid will probably come tirt. Watch for date, to lie announced later. Five applicants are to come into our tinier at our next meeting, February 19, and all members are re quested to ! present. M. J. 11. Hooks wen opened yesterday at the sheriff's office for the collection of taxes which are now due, and notices to taxpayers have Uvn sent out. By the pu.tmeut of the entire amount on or In-fore March 13th you will get a discount of three percent. If one-half the ntnount Is paid by April 1st you will avoid a ienalty of ten per cent wit h Interest at t he rate of 12 per cent per annum added.