0f you want tfta news, sufcscrifce for tfic flews. 0f you want printing, fiaDc us do it. 3fie Hews (cads iOOD RIVER NEWS ii. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 14 HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AFRIL 6, 1910 SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEA. Apple Growers Hold Interesting Meeting Elects New Board of Directors and Votes To Make Marketing Fee Ten Cents a Box Grading, Packing and Labor Discussed The annual meeting of the. stock holders of the Hood Klver Apple Urowers' Cnlon held Saturday brought nut u large attendance aud iVHuIted In many valuable discussions In rt-Kard to conducting thu organli atlon tu addition to a review of It affaire aud the election of a board ol director. With the exception of three mem- lxrs the old board wait re-elected The niemlters of the new board are C. II. Sproat. L. E. Clark. C. Deth- inan, E. Ii. Shepard, i. A. MeCurdy, J. L. Carter, Oco. W. Simons, V. Win ched and O L. Walter. The retiring members are O. L. Vauderbllt, ii. it. Altee and J. H. shoemaker. In ad dltton to th one elected the name of (). L. Vanderbllt, J. W. Palmer, it. W. StebbliiH, Thou. Avery and J. 11. McCully were placed In nomination. Mr. Albeeand Mr. Shoemaker were Dot candidate. Mr. MeCurdy re ceived the highest number of vote aud the vote between Mr. Palmer and Mr. Walter wan clone. A feature of the meeting wo the reading of a letter received by Job. A. Wilson from Congressman W. C Hawley stating that the Lafean bill bad Dot been reported aud that he coUHldered It dead. The announce ment waa received with noisy satis factlon. A. I. Mason then addressed the meeting stating that he had severul Important question to put belore It. The first matter he asked action on wa that of placing an additional marketing fee imi each box of apple In order that the Indebtedness of the union could lie cancelled and to give the board if director a larger reve nue to properly handle the tilg crop thi year which lie estimated itt 3K), 000 to :fc0,00 boxe. lie placed the amount necessary to provide tut extra revenue at ten cent a box and jnoved that the meeting adopt It a the fee for marketing apple this ear, with the result that tt wa car ried unanimously with the exceptlou of three vote. In connection with thl Mr. Mason advocated the marketing of apples on a percentage basis, believing that the inferior grade of apples should pay a proportionately higher price. A motion wa then offered by Mr. Mason providing for remuneration for the service of the board of direc tors for the time they were employed In the union' business. Me said they ought to have It and placed the amount at !! cents nu hour. This was amended by I'. S. liavidson to f0 cent an hour, but before the mo tion could Is? put C. H. Sproat, one of the directors and secretary of the union, made such a strong talk ngaluBt It that the motion was with drawn Mr. Sproat maintained that the director were willing to serve t he union for t lie good of the cause, for nothing, and felt honored In do ing so. At the suggestlou of I'eter Mohr the board was given a hearty vote of thanks, which President Mc Curdy stated wa highly appreciated The next matter brought up by Mr. Mason wan that of placing the responsibility for grading apple, lie thought, he said, that the responsi bility should largely lie put upon the packer a he wan satisfied that It meant coming nearer to getting a strictly uniform grade. It wa Im possible, he believed, for a grower Who had many thousand of boxes of apple to look after the grading of them ieronBlly. He also advo cated paying pucker by the box and If necessary making the amount a rent or two cent more a box than had liecu paid, to Insure a better pack, or to give them seven cent In Htead of five. I'eter Mohr said the ls-st way to grade apples, In his opinion, wa to leave the cull and Inferior fruit oil the tree and feed them to the pig. He made a wager In support of his statement and had the best of It ns there were no takers. J. L. Carter thought the responsi bility for grudlng fruit should be shared equally by grower and pack er. That It wa highly essential that the grower should feel a strong sense of respouslblity In putting up a high grade pack. E. II. Shepard wa of the opinion that It was almost entirely up to the grower. That to him alone the union must look for kef ping up the stan dard of pack. John Mohr, one of the valley' most expert packer and also a grower, thought that the responsi bility should be equally hnrcd by grower and packer and that half the wage of the packer vhould be with held until the apple wen accepted. He gave a practical tnlk In support of hi argument. Dr. It. E. Wright thought the grower was the man lichlnd t he gun anil ought to be com pelled to make good. Secretary Sproat wound up the discussion by giving It as hi opinion that the union ought to look to the grower for a standard grade. The packer, he said, wa a man who could not be held responsible. In many In stance he was a temporary resident ami In most Instance a man who had nothing that the union could fall back on. He also spoke against paying packer by the box, saying It hail lecn tried and found that pack er would not put up a good a pack nu when paid by the day. He urged that grower thl year, la view of the big crop expected, put forth an extra effort to put out the finest pack In the history of the valley. Mason then stated that the reputa- tlon of Hood Klver apple had Itecn damaged by offering for sale In Port land Inferior fruit wrapped In wrap per I waring the uulou lats-1, and asked that steps lie taken to make the practice Impossible. He advo cated compelling all grower to re turn 11 mined wrapRTs. U. L. Van derbllt stated that the matter had been takeu care of by the director In the manner Mr. Mason suggested The latter then said he believed that a tax of one cent a box should be made for lain!, the union allowing the grower credit for those returned This Idea was favored by some of the grower, but Mr. Sproat said he was opposed to this move a It would make a tax of eleven cent a box a the marketing fee and t lleved that the amount provided would cover the cost. He advised that It Is waived until later In the seuson and It necessary the director could call a seclal meeting to con slder the proposition. The last Mubject for dlscuslon wa that of labor. Thl wa also sug gested by Mr. Mason, who said that some uniform rate of wages and other detail In connection with hir ing help should be agreed upon as It was a serious .problem. On motion of It. W. Stebblus a committee was appointed to Investigate and collect statistic. The chair appointed Mr. Mason chairman with the power to appoint the rest of the committee. The others selected are It. W. Steh. bins. F. W. Cutler, J. L. Carter, H. W. Purely. The meeting wa theu adjourned. ROYAL WELCOME FOR 0. R, & NJARM TRAIN The record attendauce for the trip of the (. It. & X. demonstration train was nwurded to- Hood Klver by Prof. Wlthyconilte aud the news papermen when It visited here last Wednesday. It seemed like every body and their grandmother turned out to welcome the train as It was thronged with a happy crowd of sightseer that Jammed the car and made It almost Impossible to get n peep at their wonders. Fred Pasley of the Journal stated that the patent milking machine had to be used four times to please the crowd of admir ing ladles here and that one of them was so overcome with Joy that she fainted. I he center of attraction wa two or three dozen little chick of an orange hue that many of the visitors thought wa their natural color. Prof. Pryden who Is something of a wit gravely told the crowd that they were hatched In the orange Itelt of California. He had the poultry car placarded with catchy sign ml vising poultry raisers to look closely Into the ancestry of their hens In direct opposition to Mark Twain who ad vise not to do so as you are liable to come to a wax end qr a hang ma n's noose. The train was the most complete ever sent out and although the hor ticultural exhibit was limited it greatly Interested the local fruit grower. It wa In charge of Young Allen who spent a summer here where he ha many friend. Prof. Kent In charge of the dairy-! Ing car had all sort of poser to the ordinary dairyman at hi tongue's end and an exhibit that wa of great value. Prof. Nciiddcr knew some thing about dry farming aud mois ture conservation If anybody should ask you and gave some valuable tip to soil tiller. A. A. Morse the veteran transpor tation mnn and father of our city engineer wa In charge of the train and made things pleasant for visi tor. Traveling Freight Agent Dunn wa also along to see that things went right and Agent Fredrlcy wore the smile that would not come off. Even Operator O'Neill droptted his ready-for-anythitig look. In fact It was a great day for the demonstra tion train, Hood Klver aud the (). K. After leaving Hood lllver the dem onstrator at once began dismant ling the cars, but It wa neeessnry to take some of them to Corvalll to complete the work. The exact instance covered by the train was 124S miles, and thl mileage Included practically the entire length of all Oregon branches of the (). K. & N. ninl the entire main line as far east a Maker Cltv. Theestlmnte made by lr. Wlthyronibe of the total number of persons who passed through the train Is l.'l7.". Miss Mollv Stlcknev gave an Infor mal tea last Thursday afternoon be tween the hour of 4 and fi to the members of her kindergarten. Miss lslanche Phillip presided at the table. Mrs. I. ulu Shepherd of Salt Lake, national lecturer for W. C. T. V., will speak at Kupt 1st church Wednesday evening. (April tt), at N o'clock. All cordially Invited. Mr. Shepnrd I a speaker of prominence and has spoken here twice before. Knew Horses But Draws Two old timer were dlscusslug horseflesh at the Mount HimsI hotel a night or two ago. The particular thing about horse under discussion wa their Intelligence. One of them malutatued that horses could think The other old resident believed that man' best friend was pretty smart, but was skeptical when It came to admitting that horse could reason. "Wall," said the first old timer squinting one eye and ejecting a stream of tobacco juice that lauded lu a cuspidor six feet away, "I'll tell yer. When I wa llvln' out on the west side Home year ago I hed a mure that knowed more than any one on the place. That l, barrln' my wife. Why, say, that mare knowed the time o' day better than any $1.2.1 alarm clock 1 ever see. A a matter of fact, we hed a clock In every room lu the house but stopped windln' 'em up. Didn't hev to. Every morula' as regular a six o'clock came that mare started to rare and kick and holler so you could hear her all over the place. She used to keep It up fer ubout five mlnlts and theu quit fer fifteen. And say. ef I didn't git out and feed that mare Inside of them fifteen minus she u start In agin and never let up till 1 did git there. Theu she'd quiet down as ulce as yer please. I used to feed her with an old lard pall filled up twice. One morula' 1 wa thiukln' about somthln' else and only give her one pailful. So help me gosh, I hedu't more anil closed the stable door isdore she let a squeal outen her that you could a heard at Astoria. Knowln' somethln' was the matter I went back sudden. When I got there she wa lookln' u mad a a hornet. 1 couldn't see that anything was the matter and started away agin, hen she let go agin and kicked four plank offeu the stable that landed more u a rod away. So I stopped und looked her over anil noticed she hed her eye fixed mighty ban on somthln'. I fullered the line er vlslou and she hed her guxe ou that lard pail. Then all of a sudden It struck me that I'd only give her one pall of feed. Sol give her another aud went on back to the house fer breakfast, and she never made another sound that mornln . 1 lived near the planer where we could hear the whistle. Ifl I happened to have that mare out workin', at the first toot at 12 i o'clock she'd stop lu her tracks fer a I second aud then squeal and snort aud inilt work right there. No use I to try to git that mare to do any-i thing more. I had to unhitch. Ifl! wa plowln' I hed to stop In the middle of a furrow. If I hed a wagon ! I hed to leave It and walk to the! house and feed that mare, and there was no use trylu to git her out of , that stable until the 1 o'clock wills-! tie blew. Same thing at G in the i evenln', had to quit. There was one j tmng, However, sue oiiin t mum go-, In' out night. She was always good i about that. Although, if we went anywhere to a party I always took i Breaks Record For Oregon Orchard Land East Side Orchard at $2,200 an Acre Hits High Mark Purchaser Also Makes Rec ord Price for Unimproved Fruit Lands Although believed that Hood Klver orchard lands would reach a price better than f2(HHl an acre t his year, the announcement came sooner than was expected when 15. E Duncan & o. sold acres of Dr. Stanton Al len' place for $2,200 nn acre yester day. The purchaser I Kede S. Delano, an eastern mnn who has itecn here sometime looking the valley over, and Includes 7 acres of brush laud adjoining for which was paldf.lS an acre. Hot It these are record prices. the former for bearing orchard and the latter for unimproved land. The total purchase price Is f lS.OOO. The orchard Is eight years old and Is considered one of the finest In the ynlley. Originally bought bv Dr GHAS. PLOG PLAGE SELLSJOR $36,000 A big orchard sale during the week took place Friday when C. L. lingers sold the Chas. i'log place to C. P. Jordan and A. .1. (ioodmnn, two well known Portland business men. The price paid for the place, which consists of :iil acres, was jlii.OtM). Or. Iglnnlly Mr. Plug had Ml acres which he bought from Frank Chandler fur fi 1.000. At that time this was t':e highest price that had ever been paid for fruit In in J at Hood Klver. Mr. I'log Is stated to have realized $."iI.Uimi from the sale of the entire property In nddlt Ion to t he money he ha re ceived from the crop of apples. The bids for the erection of the llnptlst parsonage were opened in S. W, Stcrk's olllce on Saturday af ternoon mil the contract nwarded to E W. Dark. The work of exca vating commenced Monday morning A house which will be an ornament to the Height will be built. Could Think Line at Mules a bag of oats, fer when they served refreshments I had to go out anil feed that mare or there was trouble. Ye sir, yer can say what yer please out mat old mare could think." "Now looky here." said old timer No. 2. "that looks like purty strong evytietice, but I wouldn t exactly call it thlnkln', its more like associa tion er Mi es. That old mure simply knowed when she wa hungrv and made er fuss till she was fed. That yarn about her knowln' whether she hed one er two pall er feed I think was cumin' It a leetle too strong. Of course 1 know of a somewhat similar cane, where a friend a mine bought a pair of mules that hed been worked around a saw mill fer a long time Every day when the whistle bio wed fer 11' o'clock, the mules, er course, stopped work and was onhltched. Thl friend u mine that bought them mule hed a farm along the railroad track. There wa a passenger train passed the place everyday at half past eleven and the engineer always whistled there. The first day he was workin' the mules as soon as the en gineer whistled the critters stopped dead still and wouldn't budge an other Inch. So he onhltched ami fed 'em and tlie.v went alright till the next day when the same jierforniunce incurred. He finally got foxy, though One day when the engine whistled he onhltched aud left them mules a stamlln' a few mlnlts and then hitched 'em up up agin and they went all riL'ht. Now you see. If them mule could think they'd a knowed they was belli fooled. "The most curious thing, howstim- ever, continued old timer No. 2. cut ting off a llls-rul slice of plug, "that I ever seen was a pair a mules In Pitts burg, l'cnnsy Ivuny , that I called Christian Science mules. Them mules could pull most anything from a hairpin to a locomotive If yer could er loaded It on a wagon, but once lu a while when they tried to pull a heavy load outen the street car track they got stuck. So the big steel company that owned 'em would send down another team, back the end of the wagon up In front of the testn .ihat waa stuck, hitch on a chain and the two tenms'd pu!ltlit load clear er the tracks One day when the team was sent down If didn't git started to pull as soon as the hind team and they pulled the load out without any help. Well sir. after that when them Christian Science mules got stuck nil t hey did was to bock a wagon up in front of 'em without hltchin' on, make a big holler and that team a mules would haul the load without anybody pull In' a pound except "etliselve. Yer see they thought they was gettln' helped and that was all thev was to it." Wall," said old timer No. 1, "I knowed horses could think, but I never went quite so fur as to say mules could. Y'ou got me beat. I guess I'll go to bed." Allen from Wilson Flke It Is but part of hi holdings, of which he has fifteen acre left. The balance of the place will lie Improved as soon as possible by Mr. Delano, who will also erect a home on It In keeping with the surround Ing couutry places. Neighborhood Trust Lntertains The (Jet Acquainted With Your Neighbor Trust enjoyed another of their very liest meetings on the even ing of March UOth at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Newman which was a carnival of nui-le and song, with Intervals of reading, reci tations and a general good time. The Trio Orchestra ami Hood Klver Mandolin Club with professionals at the piano made things thrill Mr. tillliert. Miss Kryiint, Pearl Kradley and Jennie Edglngton added their talents to the delight of the trust. Even Mr. Cunning, the father of the neighborhood, had his usual paper In tanglefoot metre. K. E. Harbison read a sclentllie treatise on evolution that was cream of wit Mrs. Camp bell recited "Seeln" things In the dark" so well that she wa recalled and then spoke for the iwncllt of the young men "May be on could but 1 doubt It." That set the house In a roar. Miss Ynnnett sang sweetly a Scotch song of t he (( Mr l.angille completed Ills story of domestic felic ity but It leaves 'the matter still lu : the dark, as to whet her it was a rat ' or a mouse. The merriment delayed the lunch till near the midnight hour ! atul all Joined tle Mandolin club In singing ".My Old Kentucky llnnie". 'and "Old Folks it Home." closing' ilth "Home, Sweet llnnie." Mr. and Mrs. N, wtnan made t heniselves 1 I solid With the trust with this splen ' did entertainment. Tue next meet-i lug Will Ih' held on April Mil at the residence of S. E. Hart mess. Scad the New for the new. Favorable Toward Plan To Buy Water System Council Takes Action to Bring Matter to Settlement Wants Direct Proposal From Company Other Business Transacted From action taken on the petition of citizen to the city council to call an election to vote on the proposi tion of buying the city water system It I believed that It I now ready to entertain the proposal provided It 1 placed before It through the proper channel. At the council meeting Monday night the petltloL signed by about M propertyholdcrs which was recently submitted to the council with an option on the plant by A. C. Kuck wus reported back to the city's lawmakers with the findings of city Attorney Derby. The lutter vtateii that lu his opinion the option offered Mr. Buck ou the water system would not lu any way bind the company and for that reason thought that the council should take up the matter direct with the company. Councilman Hroxius said that he believed the council collectively aud Individually was lu favor of adjust ing the matter, and of giving tin people au opportunity to settle tlie question definitely and legally. In view ol this aud also lu view of the conclusion jf the city attorney he moved that the petition with the city attorney' opinion be referred back to Mr. Kuck for procedure through the proper channel, which It was Inferred wa a direct proposi tion from the water company to the council. Councilman Hall stated that he was also favorable to having the matter put up to the people. That the petition contained the names of the pror numla-r of taxpayers to call an election and he Isdleved the council should act toward that end. Mayor McDonald stated that he had Informed Mr. Davidson, the president of the water company, that the council was ready to do business when the company came direct to the council and submitted their pro position. The motion to refer the matter back to Mr. Buck for adjust ment being put- befi-f the council It was unanimously carried. A petition signed by property bold er In the vicinity of the vinegar plant asking that the lower end of Seventh street lie vacated wa re ferred to the street committee. Signed by sixty names a petition declaring the armory building to lie GROWING INTEREST IN WOK LEAGUE "The American Woman's league," says one of the memlM-rs, "Is grow ing In Interest and numbers. We now have secured two rooms on the second floor of the Hart mess building where we will lie very cozy and com fortable. Our meetings for the pres ent will le every Tuesday afternoon from 2:;W until 4::) as after the busi ness sesslou there will be a social hour. "Many of our member have com pleted their memlershlp and are now ready to take up the courses of study afforded by the People's I'nlvetslty of The American Woman's league. 'We want to form tt 'Choral Class' very soon to take up the course of study offered to members, free of charge by the Uulun-Cumphcll Con servatory of Music which Is affiliated with the American Woman's League at I'nlverslty City. A complete course Is offered, from the most elementary through to harmony, composition, counterpoint, fugue and orchestra tion. "April 2nd class A publishers of some one hundred of the leading mag azines of the country met In conven tion at I'nlverslty City to formulate plans of cooperation which will mean much to every member of t he Woman's league. While they were assembled In convention Hood Klver Chapter sen t the following telegram to our founder, E. (i. Iewis: "Kindest greeting from the sixty members of Hood Klver Chapter, Ap ple City.' "The first national convention of The American Woman's league will be held In I'nlverslty City In May, and in addition to the delegate from each organized chapter every mem ber of the Founder's Chapter will lie given an opportunity to go to the convention with all expense paid. Every woman should get Into line, for It will le a rare treat to be per mitted to take part In theconvetitlon festivities and celebration of the completion of the Founder' Chap ter." Woman's Club Meeting The regular meeting of the Wo man's Club was held Wednesday ifterrooii at Odd Fellows hall. Mr. It-i tchelder presiding. Mrs. ,. K Castner and Mrs. Thompson vere appointed as a com in It tee on s:i illa tion. The ma t ter of ts'tiutlfy li'g t he ser;e-it Ine road was enthusiastically ipsenssed. A line program was ren dered during the afternoon In wh'ch Miss Kadto.-il. Miss I '.rock. Mrs. M. bur, Mrs It'i ler, Mrs Nelson. Mrs Ha tchelder. Mrs. (has. Mill. Mrs. Huxley, Mls-i I'avOrrand Mrs II C. Meilulre participated. Mrs l.ara way had cha-ge of the refresh! n tils The next meeting of the club will lie held Wednesday, April 1:1th, when the men will Ik- asked to take part. unsafe and a menace to the part of the city It !- situated In and askb. 4 the council to do something about i: was submitted. After conslderablo discussion the matter was referred to the Health committee. It wa stated by Mayor McDonald that the ar mory building wa not on the lot It wa legally entitled to and If It wss deemed of sufficient Interest by tl -pro(ertyhold-rs It could las gotte i Id of. A proposl:loi for the Improvement of tne city's fire equipment receive I favorable action. Application fur the erection of a brick garage at the corner of First and State street In I j. D. Hoyed was granted. It whs moved to dispense with ringing tie curfew bell (and the New man sec onded the motion) as It made It ow essaryforthe night marshal to de sert his post of duty at times when It was important for him not to d so, and because It Jarred citizens who lived In the Immediate vicinity, and were In the habit of retiring early , out of tied. The motion was unani mously carried as wa also one to plaee a police signal light on the Hroslus building that could be oper ated from the telephone office. The assessment for the improvement of Twelfth street, which approximate! v amounts to something over $'J,(K)0, was approved and several ordinances amending former ordinances passed their first reading. It wa state 1 unofficially that C. L. Kogers. who Is getting rights of way for the pipe line for the new water system, was meeting with success and a commit tee was appointed to Investigate In regard to getting suitable book lu which to keep the city' account. SPELLIN' BEE . HUGESUCGESS From a financial standpoint and also as an entertainment the Spelllu' Hee glveu by the Woman's and Com mercial clubs Friday evening wa a huge success, although disastrous for the male element when It came to spelling. It Is whispered that the ladles had cornered all the spelling books In town making It Impossible for their opponent to pot up, but of course this can only be hinted at We wouldn't for the world say that It was so. All we know Is that om of the men spellers told u that h had Ixt'ii hunting for a spelling boon all over town and couldn't find one. lAt this go as It may, It will have to be admitted that It Is a feather In the cap of the ladles and a severe blow to the much vaunted superiority of the male Intellect. There Is a possi bility that some of the men were over gallant and missed words purposely In order not to triumph over the revered fair sex. We want to sny again however that we deny all Intent to have this appear as a fact. In fact we dare not. Inasmuch as our back Is toward the door and our office Is lu such easy access from the street. Hut seriously the victory was a signal one. As a spelling master Mr. .luyne was most successful while the brave men and fair ladies took their gruel with becotnlug grace. Prof, (ilbson was the last of the men sH'lllsts to succumb. The winners at the eud of the contest were Mrs. (.Jeorge Strahahan, Mrs. C. A. Urlgg and Mrs. (J. A. Thompson. Following the spelllug contest n numlicr of the ladles gave what was designated as a Hrownles drill nnd was one of the most amusing things seen In many a day. Music for the drill was provided by Mrs. H. C. Mctiulre. Later came the sale of the baskets with Triiuian Kulleras auc tioneer. Mr. Kutler went at his task In typical auctioneer stvle. Oue of the baskets sold for fJ-.' 50 nnd an other for something over $13 while none brought less t hau $1 50. J udg-Ih-rby went the limit on what looked like an orange box full of delicacies with the Intention of uot having any more cooking done for the rest of tie week, considered himself fortunate lu getting It, only to find It contained two peanut but tered sand wlches and a pickle. Hut there was plenty and enough for all, who enjoyed a merry lunch. The nffalr netted the organizations something over J.'UHi. MUST NOT AID OR OPPOSE NORMAL SCHOOL MEASURE fli I'lylng t a letter from Ira Po well of Moimi'vi, a, Attorney (ienerui I rawford render- 1 tin opinion to tie effect that s.t-1 ion :ul of t he Corrupt Practices Act makes tt Illegal for any newspaper t o pnb'ish any i lilng olt ht-r for or against any candidate for olli e or Me.isii-e before the people, unless It Is marked paid matter and contains the n-mie and address of the i it rsoti res pons! I ilc t hen f. ir. This hits various country paper that lone been publishing matter favorable to t he norma I school pet1 lions which are now U lng circulate 1 A heavy tine or Imprisonment Is pro vided for violation of the act.