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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
VOLUME G, NUMBER 25
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1910
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
Berry Shipping Season
Committees Secure $3,500
Coast Freight Agents
Visit Valley Orchards
Visitors Go to Parkdale on Special Train,
Take Dinner and See Points of Interest
Pleased With Trip and Also Entertainers
Will Close This Week
Toward Orchard Expert
Crop Which Totals Over 5o,ooo Crates
Successfully Harketed Returns Will Be
Better Than $2 Altho Season Was Early
Thin week will alout wind up liorry
shipments which lire now going out
In small lots by express. The berries
now lielng received are coming from
the Upper Valley, Ix'lnj; shipped from
I'arkdale. The season in the main
him been u successful one, although
growers were hampered for crates
and pickers, and It In expected that
they will tthow return of consider
ably better than $ 2 per crate. Alto
gether Hornet hint; over r0,000 crates
liave lieen shipped out. Over 40,0(M
of these went out In carload lott,
the total number of earn shipped in
7", the rent leliig sent out by express.
Fewer lierrles were shipped by ex
press this year than for severnl years
owing to the congestion In the mar
kets at nearby points. This was
caused by the fact that Kennewick,
Milton, Freewnter and lierrles from
other districts were In the markets
at the same time as the Mood Itlver
fruit, necessitating more long dis
tance shipments. The hot weather
caused some trouble with lierrles, as
In some Instances they were received
at their destination In bail shape
and were turned down at the f) no ted
price when they were shipped. One
or two breakdown also caused sev
eral cars to Is? received In bad condi
tion. Apart from this the crop has
b-en bandied In good shape and
OF SCHOOL BOARD
The annual meeting of School DIs
trlct No. 3 was held at the Park
Street building ou Monday, J une 2(1,
lit 2 p. m. The uttendniice was fairly
good, about 2." ls-lug present.
The chairman of the School
Hoard, ('. II. Vuughaii, reported a
successful year of school work and.
after the approval of the minutes of
the last annual meeting, culled on
the clerk for the regular annual re
port, which vppears below.
In connection with the discussion
of the Improvement of t lie school
properties the question of the street
lie t ween the High School block and
the block next east of It came up, and
It was moved and carried that It was
the sense of the meeting that no
street Is? opened between these blocks,
and that said action 1m reported to
the city council. The Idea prevailed
that the ground Is needed for school
purposes more than for a street.
The term of C. II. Vauglmn ns
director having expired, his successor
had to lie chosen. Mr. Viiughan de
clined a re-election nnd urged the
selection of someone else; but as no
one was found to accept the ollice he
was unanimously re-elected. A. W.
Onthauk was also re-elected clerk of
Besides the Information given con
cerning the school finances, the clerk
took occasion to say that he believed
we have one of the lest corps of
teachers In the state nnd that we
ought to lie more friendly with our
teachers and do more to make their
life In Hood Hiver a pleasant one.
Their work Is very taxing nnd we
cannot do too much for them. They
arc ladles and gentlemen that we can
well afford to Invite Into our homes.
Ily the proper attitude on our part
we can help them In their work nnd
even make them is-tter teachers. If
time were taken tor a visit to the
school room by the fathers, ns well
as the mothers, It would magnify the
Importance of the work nnd the
schools would lie, the better for It.
The following Is the financial re
Cah on hind Jiin 21. 1!X I 2.4.4 R9
Remind from district Ux 22.SM 82
Krceivtid from county x-hool fund 6.SM OS
Rvrrivfd from lat achool fund 1.4M 10
Received from tuition K 00
Krceivfd from Immm 3.W 00
Received from other ource K2 40
ToUl W7.209 B7
For tesrhem' wuw II2.0KH M)
r'or fuel end tuplihee 77 41
For repair and improvinK (round 2.77H 3R
For loan nd Intercut 7.3.14 !W
For imuranc 1 '0 00
For clerk aalary 100 00
For all other purpose I.fcfft 75
Total dwburarment .
Balance on hand..
. $28,123 W
.. tt.va m
Clerk of Hoard.
berry growers will receive profitable
With the exception of the limited
cherry crop and it few black lierrles
the shipping season for small fruits
will soon lie brought to a close and
preparations made to handle the
first apple shipments, which are ex
pecteil to go out about the last of
August or first of September, Grav
eiiHtelns, Wealthlcs, Kings ami other
early varieties of apples will mature
considerably earlier this year, and as
usual It Is expected that Alaska will
get several shlpmcuts before navlga
tlon closes to the northland.
Tom Richardson, manager of the
Portland Commercial Club lor the
past six years, and secretary of the
Oregon Development league, who
retired this month, will lie succeeded
In the work by C, C. Chapman. The
latter Is by no means a stranger to
Oregon, ami Is in acknowledged ad
vertising expert with several years
exjierlence that especially fits him
for the posit! n. He was nominated
by H. Heck with, president of the
club, and the nomination wus sec
onded by Manager Richardson. He
was chosen unanimously In a let
ter to the members of the Oregon
Development league, announcing
the change In otlicials. Secretary
Klchardsou bespeaks ail possible as
sistance nnd support for Mr. Chap
man, whom he recommends to the
various communities as a man who
Is thoroughly conscientious, earnest
and capable, n natural born adver
tiser and a tireless worker.
Shippers in the I'licilic Northwest
are rather between two fires In the
fight of the western railroads to In
crease their freight rates, a move
which the federal government has so
far been able to prevent. The rail
roads unable to increase their rates
at once declared that they would
have to economize on expenses, nnd
12,(HH) men have been laid off, some
4, .MX) of these being on the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern. Most
of the men laid off were on construc
tion work, which has liecn practi
The railroads seem to lie In dendly
earnest. They Insist that while ex
penses have been mounting year by
year, labor going up, material rising,
fuel going up, rates have not been
revised and ns a result the margin
between receipts and expenditures
has dwindled until it Is hardly per
ceptible. Hence the suspension of
new work until rates can be In
creased. Husiness men in the north
west are not yet ready to concede
the higher rates, yet they hate to see
a crimp put Into general prosperity
by the stopping of railroad construc
tion. The iulcker the rate question
Is settled, the better It will be for
Oregon Pioneers Honored
Pioneers of Oregon are honored
guests of Portland this week, the
occasion being the annual reunion of
the Oregon Pioneer Association. The
white haired band of empire builders
who blazed the trail to Old Oregon
will be greeted by an atldress of wel
come by Mayor Simon and there will
be other notable talks. A big ban
quet at the armory Is a feature of
Sumpter Valley Celebrates
Oregon communities will be fairly
busy this year welcoming new rail
roads. Prairie City Is one of the first
of the season to hold a Railroad Day
celebrating the advent of the exten
sion of the Sumpter Valley line to
that thriving city. Addresses were
made by many prominent men, tell
ing of the good to le expected from
the, railroad nnd a big barbecue wus
Horn To Mr. and Mrs. (1. H. Dat
on, Tuesday June 21st, a boy.
The meeting held Tuesday after
noon to organize the Hood Itlver
Apple Growers Fellowship was
largely attended, representatives
from all parts of the valley being
p resen t.
P. S. Davidson acted as chairman
and A. W. Peters ns secretary. The
committees appointed to receive suli
scrlptlons reported that they had
been successful. On an assessment of
f 1 per acre $.'!,. "X) was subscrllMd. It
Is expected that this amount will be
raised, several thousand dollars by
non-residents who own orchards and
others whom the comiiiitt.ies have
not been able to see.
With some slight changes the by
laws were adopted and n motion
carried that It was the sense of the
meeting to employ two experts, one
for each side of the valley, If the funds
It was stated by Prof. Henderson
that a considerable amount in addi
tion to the salary of an expert would
Imj necessary In order to properly
equip an experiment station.
To nominate a board of trustees a
committee of five was appointed to
select twenty-two members of the
association who would select eleven
of their number to le brought before
ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH AS IT WILL APPEAR WHEN COMPLETED
The new church, which will
will be a basement equipped with
young people. The front will be
corner an entrance will be provided and another at the side. The structure will be topped with a
tower and will be lighted from three sides with large gothic windows. It will be ventilated from a
main skylight placed in the central dome of the auditorium. The old building will be divided from
the new structure by a big roll curtain which can be rolled back, throwing the two into one. The
combined seating capacity will be 800.
Inaugurate Tennis Tournament.
The Tennis Club has Inaugurated a
tournament that will extend over
the rest of the month. The first
scries of games was played Monday,
when J. H. Osborne won from F. A.
Cram In the singles, E. C. Smith from
W. Wentz and Harry DeWltt from
J. II. Hellbronner. In the ladies'
doubles, Mrs. Hellbronner and Mrs.
Slocoin defeated Mrs. Osborne and
Mrs. Bronson. Mrs. Osborne nnd
Mrs. ltronson were victors over Mrs.
Duncan nnd Mrs. Derby.
The schedule Includes games to
Bought Upper Valley Fruit Land.
M. R. Woodburn Monday, through
the agency of the Hood River Realty
Company, bought -10 acres of fine un
improved upper valley fruit land
from Chas. T. Early. The property
Is situated along the railroad oppo
site Wood worth station and near the
Honeboro tract. The purchase price
was fii.OOO. Mr. Woodburn owns
two other tracts of fruit land In the
valley and bought his additional
holdings on account of the rapid
development taking place In that
Uvans Files Suit.
X. C. Evans, through his attorney
Jesse Stearns, has filed suit in the
circuit court to set aside the transfer
of the proHTty of the Hood Itlver
Electric Eight, Power and Water
Company to the Hood River Light
and Power Company. The papers In
the suit were filed Monday, June 2t'th.
the meeting for election.
The matter of Incorporation was
discussed antl also that of determin
ing whether ranchers who entered
the association would Is? liable to
the assessment In case they sold their
holdings. Another matter that was
brought tiefore the meeting was how
to reach those who would not join
the association but who would get
the good of Its benefits.
The association starts off with a
large membership, the majority of
the ranchers In the vulley having sig
nified their willingness to join and
when perfected the organization will
be a strong one nnd Is expected to be
a big help to the community.
The trustees elected lire ns follows:
(. It. Cnstner, C. D. Thompson,
Geo. I. Sargent, Jos. 10. Hall, A. I.
Mason, M. M. Hill, F. Cutler, P. S.
Davidson, Sam Campbell, A. W. Pet
ers, Jas. Porter.
In order to give Odell and the l'p
per Valley representatives on the
board two memliers of the present
board of trustees will resign and two
residents of those districts will be
appointed later. A meeting of the
board of trustees will be held Satur
day at the Commercial Club rooms
at 2:M p. m.
Will; K; I 1 I I HI
I l. II I .1 a . n 1 I .1 r 1 I . rl I I I
be erected facing State street, will
kitchen, dining room and a gymnasium and reading room for the
half stone veneer with half timbered gables. At the southwest
Auto Party to Trout Lake
! An automobile party consisting of
Mr. nnd Mrs. H. E. Duncan. Mr. and
! Mrs. A. J. Derby, Mr. mid Mrs. X. W.
i Rone, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. I. Slocoin,
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Sherman, Mr.
and Mrs. F. P. Friday Mr. nnd Mrs.
Truman Hutler and the Misses Xellle
and Grace Michell started for Trout
lake this morning. The party was
transported in live cars. Mr. and
Mrs. Duncan and Mr. and Mrs. Derby
will remain several days. The rest
of the party will return Thursday.
Park Grange to Celebrate
Park grange Is planning a big
Fourth of July celebration which
will take place at the grange park.
Music for dancing will be furnished
and the program will Include patri
otic addresses, a big dinner and
other attractions that will make the
day an attractive one to those who
attend. A more detailed program of
the events will be furnished next
Nelson Emery Marries Ruth Wood
Nelson Emery nnd Miss Ruth Wood
daughter of Rev. J. A. Wood, who
was formerly pastor of the Christian
church here, were married last week.
The groom Is manager of the Bridal
Veil Lumbering company. Mr. and
Mrs. Emery are keeping house on the
Woman's League Meeting
The American Woman's League
will have a special meeting Tuesday
afternoon, June 2Mb, at the League
rooms to arrange for a grand rally.
Every member requested to lie pres
ent. " By order of President.
The Pacific Coast Freight Agents'
Association, which held Its annual
convention to Portland last week,
wound up Its program Saturday by
a visit to the Hood Itlver valley.
The visitors arrived here In two
special O. It. & N. cars. In charge of
Assistant Freight Agent W. I.. Hob
insou. An engine belonging to the
Mount Hood Railroad was attached
to t he coaches and the visitors were
given a 22-mile ride up the valley
through the apple orchards to Park
ilale, where the ladles of the upper
valley served dinner in the big hull
over Mclsanc's store. Afterwards
speeches were made by W, J. Hardy,
president of the association; J. H.
Glover, of Portland; Charles T.
Eurly, superintendent of the Mount
Hood Railroad; Rev. W. L. VanXuys,
pastor of the church at I'arkdale;
Truman Hutler and C. H. Sproat.
Before leuvlng the diuing room the
railroad men gave Mr. Early, the
citizens of Purkdale and Hie local
Commercial Club a vote of thanks
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be 48xG0 feet. Under it there
for their entertainment.
The visitors were loud In their
praises of the line d inner provided
for them and Insisted on taking up n
collection to give the ladles which
will be applied to the fund for the
erection of the new church. At Park
dale the wants of the visitors were
looked after. In addition to the
ladles, by I!. J. Mclsaac, Rae Itahson,
Chas. I. Moody, John Goldsbury and
Rev. W. L. Van Xuys. After a stay
of an hour to allow the visitors to
look around the train started ou Its
ret urn trip.
On the way back, stops were made
at Dee, where the party visited the
big sawmill and power plant of the
Oregon Lumber Company, and Van
Horn station. At the latter point
the party ascended the but to to get
a view of the orchards, nnd were en
tertained for n few minutes by Mr.
and Mrs. Willis Vanllorn.
The big expanse of orchards viewed
from the top of the butte astonished
and delighted the visitors who kept
the Hood Itlver members of the party
busy answering Inquiries about
Hood River and the fruit business.
J. II. Fredricy who accompanied the
frelghtinen from Portland and ar
ranged the trip made It Interesting
for the visitors by calling attention
to points of Interest. J. C. Skinner
secretary of the Commercial Club as
sisted by Mr. Montgomery supplied
the party with Newtown Pippins
from the union warehouse that were
ii crisp as the day they were placed
in storage nnd caused the strangers
to marvel at such fruit at this time
of year. Many ladles were In the
party which was composed of hs
pleasant and appreciative a lot of
people as has ever visited the valley.
On arriving In town a few minutes
Is'fore train time the railroad men
and their wives made a short visit
to the business part of town. Before
leaving they were supplied with sev
eral boxes of cherries from the Xuu
numaker ranch which were distrib
uted to them on the way to Port
land. The Hood River delegation which
accompanied the visitors were E. O.
Blanchar, Truman Hutler, Jos. A.
Wilson, J. C. Skinner, J. A. Mont
gomery of the Glacier, C. H. Sproat,
C. R. Hone, W. H. Walton of the
News and Chas. T. Early who took
charge of the train arrangement!.
At Dee C. D. Cederson of the Oregon
Lumber Company accompanied the
visitors to Parkdale.
The visitors were: J. R. Stehly,
The Dplles; H. W. Lyon and wife,
Bakersfield, Calif.; J. W. Dickinson,
Oakland, Calif.; J. K. Keeney. La
Grand, Ore.; J. W. Lewis, San Jose;
A. I). Haggerman, Ontario, Ore.; O.
A. Sinks, Portland; F. F. Wamsley,
Tacoma; M. H. Dougherty, Baker
City; W. J. Hardy, San Francisco;
L. W. Potter, Oakland, Cal.; J. W.
Emmons, Fresno, Cal.; F. D. Hunt,
Portland; G. W. Lupton, San Fran
cisco; J. B. Glover, Portland; R. E.
Elshman, Grants Pass; H. W. Wat
kins, Portland; G. F. Egan and wife,
Portland; W. I.. Robinson, W. F.
Merriman, Portland; T. W. Pate and
wife, Los Angeles; A. II. Rlchman
and wife, Mrs. A. J. Petfer, J. It.
Wood and wife, W. L. Banton, R. T.
Llnney, wife and daughter, V. L.
Atkins and wife, Mrs. W. Henbach,
Mrs. J. P. Plerson, A. B. CaldWell
and wife. C. M. Huggins, D. E. Miller,
It. W. Sheppard and wife, O. E. Dur
kee and wife, E. E. Land and wife,
Mrs. J. Clark and dnuffhter, L. W.
Potter and wife, R. K. Montgomery,
A. S. RosenlH-rg, Mrs. J. W. Halley,
It. W. Emmons, E. Powers ami wife,
Mrs. G. Foster, R. W. Osborne and
wife, W. A. Milnernud G. A. Besse.
ASKS COMPANY TO
FILE S4000 BOND
At a short session of the city coun
cil which was held Monday night a
few matters of minor importance
were transacted. W. G. Aldred asked
to be released from his bond In con
nection with the 12th street Improve
ment, but no action was taken. The
Judiciary committee reported that it
was unable at present to take any
further action on the water bonding
proposition. An ordinnnce declaring
an emergency to exist for a payment
on the 12th street Improvement and
providing f jr the same, passed the
The negotiations lietween thecoun
cll and water chmpany are lning
held up nt present, pending the de
cision of the company to file a 4,i)iN
bond In connection with Its offer to
sell the water system for fW.IKH).
The bond Is being required by the
councilmen to insure the city ngalnst
damages in case of litigation, should
it purchase the plant. The company
has not divided ns yet whether it will
furnish a bond, but It Is believed It
will do so.
A Complete Gas Machine.
The Automatic Gas Light Com
pany, represented by John A. Robin
son, Is making a demonstration of
Its gas making machine at the shop
of Gould & Snyder this week. The
gas making machine is the most
complete and satisfactory ever shown
In Hood River and can be used for
lieatlng nnd cooking as well as light.
A strong point for the apparatus
is Its economy as compared to other
heating and lighting devices. It is
claimed that It can be operated for
T.'i percent. less than city gas anil Is
cheaper than any other kind of heat
ing for cooking. One machine will
supply thirty lights ns well as furnish
heat for cooking. The apparatus can
lie put underground and Is especially
adapted to the use of ranchers who
can pipe their houses and secure the
conveniences of a modern lighting