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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 20
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1910
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
General Fruit Crops
State Wide Prohibition
Campaign Begins May 29
At iW 1 osier Tables
Found Not Disastrous
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Locally the Biggest Crop of All Fruits
That Ever Hung on Vine, Tree or Plant
is in Sight. Weather Conditions Ideal
Lute reliable reports have I wen re
ceived in regard to the coming sea
son's fruit crops ami Indication are
that it Is not an disastrous ait whh
The urea la which the greatest
damage occurred watt Michigan,
Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Arkan
sas. In New York state tlie damage
Is now said to have been of slight
consequence with line prospects for
all kinds of fruit. With the excep
tion of Is-rrles nnd cherries the sea
Hon 1h not far enough advanced to
make an accurate estimate of the
season's crops in other fruits.
Euough Is kuown however to give a
forecast of what may be expected.
Michigan according to later reports
will have about half a crop of apples,
while Illinois reports the name pro
spect. In Kansas the crop may run
50 ier cent but Is expected to lie less.
In many parts of Arkansas the fruit
has leen wiped out entirely while
other sections of the state report
from 25 to iW per cent. An average
at this time Is believed to lie a about
.10 per cent for apples. The straw
lerry crop from Arkansas which Is
usually an Important factor In com
petition with Hood Klver berries in
Montana, Wyoming and adjacent
states will tills year Ihj of little con
sequence, having lieen lilt heavy by
the freeze In April.
Missouri was also a bad loser by
the April freeze. The best In the way
of an apple crop that Is exiected
from the state that has to lie showu
Is about 50 per cent.
In the Grand valley Colorado the
early estimate of 5,000 cars of fruit
has been cut down by weather con
ditions to 2.500.
Smndge pots saved the crop of the
(irnnd Valley from total destruction.
Some growers who smudged lost
parts of their crops because of mis
management and failure to have
proper equipment, but as a rule
smudging was effective. Without it
there would have been less than rive
per cent of a crop.
Wntsonvllle, Calif., which usually
ships about 3.000 cars of apples re
ports are a good crop with the ex
ception of Bellflowers which do not
enter Into competition with local
The first annual convention of the
American Woman's league will be
held at University City, St. Louis,
Mo. on June 0, 10 and 1 1th, and prom
ises to lie the largest nnd most Im
portant convention of women ever
held In the 1'ulted States. Hood
Klver Chapter will lie represented by
ten or twelve delegates, who will
join with Portland and make the
trip in a private car.
Hood Klver Chapter wishes to lie
the first in the state of Oregon to
secure Its Club House, nnd to that
end wishes to urge every one who Is
willing to assist, to come In nnd
register at the earliest possible mo
ment. A little combined effort now means
that we will he able to enjoy the use
of the Chapter House this fall nnd
HOOD RIVER APPLES
The Commercial Club Monday re
ceived from J as. J. Jeffries n request
for a box of Hood Klver Spltzcn
burgs. When Jeffries went thru
Hood Klver on his theatrical trip be
was presented by some admirers
with a box of Spit.
When he got down In his training
quarters at Kownrdenuan, Cal.( he
began to long for the flavor of the
apple he got In Hood Klver. He
told everybody around lilm that he
had never eaten anything that had
so pleased him nnd he wanted some
more. An admiring friend who had
lieen to the camp was told by Jef
fertes of his wish nnd the friend told
lit m he would lie in Hood Klver soon
nnd would send him a box. The
friend says that next to his wife
there Is nothing he likes better than
a Hood Klver Spltx.
apples Jand which are reported to
show evidences of bearing light.
Twice as much fruit will be pro
duced In Washington this year as
was marketed last year and the
same Is so far expected In Oregon,
Idaho and Montana. Ideal weather
conditions have prevailed in the
latter states so far this year for ap
ples and other fruits.
Locally the biggest crop of all
fruits thut ever hung on vine, tree or
plant Is In sin lit and more than twice
as many boxes of apples should go
out of here than ever before. The
quandary for many growers Is how
to get the proper percentage of it off
the trees Itcfore it commences to ma
ture and five times as many apples
will be thinned out as will lie sent to
With the season so far advanced
the finest crop Is now considered safe
lu the Northwest and a crop of 5,000,
000 boxes of apples Is considered a
possibility In the Northwest section.
GEO. RAE SUED
A news report dispatch to the Pro
duce News says that when bluftllng
blustering Oeorge Kae of Itae & Hut
tleld got well settled at his otlice last
week from a trip to Chicago he was
served with a complaint In the Su
preme court lu a civil action brought
by the Connolly Auction Co.for dam
ages In the sum of $200,000, While lu
Chicago Kae reported that this suit
had lieen dropped. He probably
thinks different now. This suit Is
the result of a lot of defamatory let
ters written by Kae to the Pioneer
Fruit Co., of Sacramento, Cal. Kae,
It Is said, did all he could to Injure
the financial standing of the Connol
ly Auction Co,
SIXTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS
PER ACREJIPPLE LAND
(Juy Y. Edwards & Co. report the
following sales this week: Ten acres
on the east side near Van Horn sta
tion, what Is known as the Glcuson
place, one year ago purchased by Dr.
(). C. Snyder, of Chicago.
The purchaser, Mr. J. C. Howland,
Is from Crown Point. Indiana. He
and his mother nnd Miss Smith, who
accompanied them, will take possess
ion this week.
This sold for $1000 per ncre. It Is
In full lea ring, nnd one of the desir
able places In the Pine (irove district.
Mr. Howland will build him a new
residence tills summer to. tnke the
place of the present home, and will
also erect an apple house to take care
of the heavy crop.
The above firm also sold to F. J.
Kauham, of London, Kugland, the
M. II. Maher 10 acre ranch just west
of the Valley Christian church for
$11,000. Mr. Bauhnm takes possess
ion at once and will harvest the berry
crop of six acres.
Mr. Malier will remain on the place
until the berry season is over.
This Is one of the attractive places
In this neighborhood nnd Is nearly
all In orchard, mostly trees four
Upper Valley Sale
J. II. Hellbronner & Co. report the
sale of 100 acres tielongtng to M. F.
Butucr lu the I'pper Valley, to a lo
cal combination composed of Lou
Morse, C. A. Cass, (. P. Christie nnd
A.J.Derby. This land Is uncleared,
and the purchasers expect to develop
The Hellbronner company also
sold two lots on the Heights to Al
bert S. Hall, mannger of the Hood
Klver Fleet rlc Light Company.
Department President Here
Mrs. Mary F. Chamlicrlatn, de
partment president of the W. K. C,
visited Canby Relief Corps nt their
regular meeting last Saturday after
noon. This was Mrs. Chamberlain's
first visit to Hood Klver. She was
much pleased with our city nnd val
ley nnd the reception given her by
the ladles of the Corps. While here
she was the guest of Twin Oaks
farm and left for her home In Port
land on Sunday evening's train.
The coming of Clinton N. Howard,
The Little (ilant" of Rochester, N.
V., Into this state will mark the for
mal opening of the campaign for
State-Wide Prohibition. He will be
gin his work In Oregon by address
ing a union mass meeting at Milton,
Sunday, May 2'J. He will attend and
address the State Convention of the
Prohibition Party, which will be
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CLINTON N. HOWARD,
held at Portland, Saturday, J uue 11.
His work lu the state will be con
cluded Sunday, June 12, when he will
address two mass meetings In Port
Mr. Howard has delivered orer
three hundred addresses In Roches
ter. N. Y.. during the past ten years.
An announcement that he Is to speak
has filled the largest balls and
churches times without mention. He
has been a terror to evil doers at
home and directed campaigns In
cities and states from ocean to ocean.
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman says of
htm, "I regard htm as one of the
greatest speakers of the day. Three
times he thrilled our great audleP'.-s-
Civic, Temperance and International
Bible Conference. All agree with me
that of all men we have ever had
none have lieen more satisfactory.
We eagerly await his return next
Memorial Day Ejrerctses
Sunday, May 29, at 11 a. ni (i. A.
R. services will be held at the Meth-
dist auditorium. Rev. J. R. Parker
will address the audience and music
will be arranged for by Rev. T. I!.
Ford nnd Prof. U. P. Stout.
Exercises will lie held Monday,
May ;W at the cemetery under the
direction of M. P. Isenberg, as fol
lows: Formation of the line of march at
the northeast corner of the cemetery;
reading of orders; decorating of the
graves; music, arranged by Comrade
Cunning; Lincoln's (iettysburg ad-
Graduation Exercises With
Play Instead of Orations
Friday evening. May 20, Senior
Class play, nt the Pine Grove Grange
hall. Suuday morning, May 22, Bac
calaureate sermon at the Methodist'
church. Rev. WC. Gllmore will de
liver the Baccalaureate sermon. All
churches will unite In the service to
which the public Is invited. Tuesday
evening, May 24, Class address at the
Odd Fellows hall.
The senior class of the High School
this year have broken away from
the old time custom of graduating
orations. This Is not on account of
any dearth of oratorical material
but lieeause the members of the class
realize that the public generally does
not give to the high school graduate
credit for the sincerity he expresses
in his oration. Instead of the ordi
nary exercises, the class will put on
a pluy at the Pine Grove Grange
ball. The play was selected and
well under wny before It was known
that the opera house had lieen leased.
Since there Is no place In town to
stage the play It has been decided to
put It on nt Pino Grove. Through
the courtesy of the Mt. Hood rail
way otllclals an excursion train will
le run for the accommodation of
those who desire to go to Pine
Grove next Friday evening. Seats
may be reserved at Clarke's drug
store and nt the store at Pine Grove.
The play is entitled "Christopher
Jr.," and has engaged the talent of
some of the lending actors on the
stage today. Following is the cast
of the play;
Cambridge Times, Mass., "(Jreat
as an orutor; great as an entertain
er; great as an instructor; and slu
cere as the prophets of old."
Portland Oregonlan, September,
11X15, "The climax of the Temper
ance Congress was reached yesterday
when Mr. Howard preached to the
White Temple lu the morning and to
"THE LITTLE GIANT"
a men's mass meeting that packed
the Grand Theatre at 3:.!0 P. M He
Is the most forceful advocate on the
temperance platform, little In size,
but a whirlwind lu action. He held
the men for two hours In an address
that was brilliant In thought and
His most popular address is the
"Joy Ride on the Water-Wagon."
It has been delivered lu 32 states
since January 1, l!Mis. The first sec
tion Is: Gettlug a load and a start;
a snap-shot at the passengers; flight
of the Water-Wngou Express; bless
ings In the wake of the train.
Second section: Taking on new
passengers; wlulng the battle; ar
rival at Washington; news of victory
reaches heaven and the world below.
Mr. Howard will speak at Hood
River May .'10, Monday. Re sure to
j dress, Blanche Ford; address, Rev.
! J. O. Tate.
Daughters and sons of veterans
jand all veterans of the Spanlsh
I American war are especially Invited
to Join with us. The mayor and
council, children of the public schools
iand all fraternal organizations of
the city are Invited to participate.
I The business men are especially re
J quested to close between the hours
of 1::10 and 4 p. m.
j M. P. Isknhkhi!, Chairman,
Mks. E. C. Dkitz, Secretary.
Christopher Jedbury. Sr., an East
Indian Merchant, Roger Moe
Mrs. Jedbury, his wife,
Christopher Jedbury, Jr., their son.
Nelly, their daughter, Eva Brock
Whimper, their man-servant
Job, valet to Jedbury, Jr.,
Major lledway, a retired soldier,
Dora, his nleee. U-lla Radford
Mr. Gltbb, Pres. of the Association
for the Suppression of Juvenile
Gambling. Chester Hugglns
Mrs. Glliib, his better half,
Helen Orr I
Tom Bella h;, a young lawyer
Mr. Simpson, Manager of Bainlmy
House, John Copper
The "Class of liHO," twenty-two
members In all, will receive their di
plomas on Tuesday evening, May
24th, at the Odd Fellows' hall.
Pres. Ilomnn, of Willamette l iil
verslty, will deliver the address to
You are Invited to attend any or
nil the exercises of the week.
The following are memlHTs of the
Misses I,el1u Radford, Eva Brock,
Oirrle Sparks, Helen Orr. Grace
Stewart. Kitty Bragg. Hester Har
bison, Etta Blagg. Susie Vnughan,
Virginia Joiinsoii and Messrs. John
Copper, Wjeth Allen, Chester Hug-
Town Abounding in Apples, Strawber
ries and Other Luscious Fruit Receives
Guests from Portland and Nearby Towns
Saturday night Mosier had one of
those old time booster meetings,
where after filling the lusldes with
good things to eat strawberries
and cream and the mind with good
thoughts from the best speakers In
the State, everybody went home
saying, "This is the greatest place
fin earth after all."
McMurruy took a large Portland
delegation up In his private car and
a sleeping car to take care of the
people over night. On the same
train went a Hood River delegation,
strong in spirit but weak In num
bers, owing to a misunderstanding
with the O. R. & N., concerning a
special train bringing them back
after the meeting. The train was
met by the delightful people of
Mosier, who escorted them to the
hall where a bountiful spread was
laid and enjoyed.
The Dalles soon came 150 strong In
a special train. The tune of "Hall
Hall, the Gaug's all Here" by The
STORE AND HOME
DESTROYED BY FIRE
About 3:30 o'clock Friday morning
parties on the heights who were up
watching for the comet, discovered a
fire In the Boyed building, occupied
by the Nichol pharmacy. Mr. Nlchol
son, one of the searchers for the
starry wonder, broke In the door of
the building, but the fire bad gained
such headway he was unable to en
ter the room. An alarm was given
and soon a large crowd was gath
ered. The fire boys made good time
In getting the fire apparatus on the
grounds, only to fiud their strenu
ous efforts had been for naught, as
there are no tire hydrants on the hill.
The building, with nil the contents,
was completely destroyed. The men
In the crowd formed a bucket brigade
aud managed to save two or three
adjacent bulldlugs by hard fighting.
The cottage back of the drug store
owned aud occupied by O. H. Baker
wus also totally destroyed, with a
goodly portion of the contents. With
the uulted efforts of bystanders n
part of the furniture was saved. Mr.
Baker, It Is stated, carried $l,4io in
surance on the building and house
The rooms adjoining the drug
store and used by Mr. Holmnu's re
pair shop, were also destroyed with
all contents, nnd It has not been
learned whether or not there was
any Insurance. Mr. Boyed carried
about $M) on bis building aud L. M.
Nichol, who had Just n week previ
ous to the tire purchased the drug
stock from his brother, W, S, Nichol,
carried somewhere In the nelghbi r
hood of $1"NJ on his stock ami fix
tures. It Is estimated that the en
tire damage done by thetireamounts
to about $1,200 to $1I.inni. It has
lieen Impossible to ascertain the real
cause of the fire, but It Is thought
t hat in all probability it was spon
taneous combustion of some of the
by train at dee
Cecil Earl Farr, who came to Hood
River about two nnd a half years
ago. met an untimely death Monday
afternoon at Dee. Mr. Farr was em
ployed by the Oregon Lumber Com
pany as brnkeman on their logging
train at Camp 1. at Dee. and while
making a coupling was in some way
knocked under the cars, run over
and Instantly killed, his head and
arm being cut off.
Mr. Farr was a cousin of Mrs. J.
W. West and also of W.D. Llttletleld.
both of tills place. He was 21 years
of age and I said to have lieen popu
lar with his associates. It Is also
stated that he was shortly to have
lieen married to a young lady living
In the valley.
The body was prepared for ship
ment by liidertaker Hardness and Is
being taken to Ogdcn, I'tali, where
Ills father. Ezra Farr, resides.
gins. Win. Cass. Herbert Phillips, J
Walter Kresse. Sherman Buck, Steve j
Eby, Raymond Nicholson, Roger.
Moe, Harrv Clapp and Merrill Goss
Dalles band. They marched up the
street to the banquet hall nnd Joined
In the love feast.
Mr. Bateham had the tables loaded
with his big red strawberries which
disappeared as quickly as the pro
verbial snowball. President Mct'ar
or, of the Mosier Commercial Club,
called the meeting to order and In
troduced Fred Wilson, of the Dalles,
who welcomed the visitors. William
Kittle Wells, of the O. R. & N., thank
ed the good people of Mosier for the
pleasure of being entertained. Wm.
McMurray gave a delightful talk on
the upple, and especially the apple
grown In the Columbia river fruit
Mr. McMurray asserted he was In
an embarrassing position by reason
of the number of people present from
both The Dalles and Hood River, as,
like Mark Twain, he had friends in
both places. He therefore Included
them with Mosier In the laudatory
remarks he made on the Mosier fruit
during the course of his address on
"The Lowly Apple."
District Attorney Fred Wilson, of
The Dalles, welcomed the business
men to Mosier. He said he trusted
the friendly relations that now exist
ed between the neighboring com
munities would last forever, for the
advancement of one meant the ad
vancement of all.
Judge Webster Good Road Web
stertalked on good roads. How
to get them and the need of them.
A splendid address full of enthusiasm
Tom Richardson then followed and
in true Rlchardsonlan style told the
people of Mosier what they needed
and needed badly and to get busy
and get them.
The Dalles people returned lu their
train after the meeting the Port
landers and Hood Rlverltes remain
ing 'over to enjoy an automobile ride
through the beautiful Mosier Hills
returning with Mr. McMurray on the
It takes time and energy to hold
a real booster meeting and the people
of Mosier are to lie congratulated on
so successful a meeting.
HOOD RIVER WINS
Saturday was an Ideal day for the
track meet nnd a large delegation
turned out to witness the Hood
Klver high school team defeat the
Jefferson high school of Portland at
t he Columbia Park grounds. Hug
gins was the star performer for the
local team and captured a large per
centage of the points. The score
was Hood River 5! points; Jeffer
son Here are the results:
t-ynrd dash Sosey. Hood River,
tirst. Hugglns, Hood River, second:
CoojH'r, Jefferson, third.
50-yard dash Smitlisoti, Cole, Jef
ferson, tirst and second; Bell, Hood
100-yard dash Smlthson, Cole, Jef
ferson, first and second: Bell, Hood
High jumti Lawrence, Jefferson,
first; Hugglns, Hood River, second;
Struck, Hood River, third.
22u-yurd dash Cole, Smlthson, Jef
ferson, first and second; Stockton,
Hood River, third.
Shotput Hugglns, Clapp. first and
secoud; Lawrence, third.
410-yard Hugglns, Sosey, first ami
second: Stockton, Jefferson, third.
Broadjump Clapp, first; Law
rence, second; Ingalls, third.
Mllerun Hugglus, Sosey, first and
second; Gtger, Jefferson, third.
Half-mile relay Won by Eby, Mur
phy, Ross and Bell, Hood River.
Much regret was caused lu Hood
Klver when It was learned that Rev.
W, C. Gllmore, pastor of the River
side Congregational church had
handed In his resignation, to take
effect the tirst of August. Rev. Gll
more has lecu In Hood River for
about six years, aud has made many
warm friends by his ever-helpful,
corteous ministry. His plans for the
future are not completed as yet, and
It Is sincerely hoped by many that
he may yet sv his way cleur to re
main In Hood Klver.