The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, February 01, 1911, Image 1

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Hood River To Have
New $30,000 Depot
Railroad Officials Visit Hood River and Assure Citi
zens of Its Early Construction Structure To Be
handsome, Convenient and Commodious.
A new, hanilMome ami enlarged
passenger station Is assured Hood
River by the officials of the O-W. It.
& N. railroad wbo visited here
Thursday evening nnd presented the
plan (or the structure to t ho Com
mercial Club for 1nMectloii. In the
party were J. I. O'Brien, vice presi
dent and Keneral manager o( the
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
llneH In Oregon; J. I). Stack, assist
ant general manager; Geo. W.
BtwH'hke. chief engineer; W. Bollaus,
auperlntendent; Win. Jackles, usslst
ant superintendent; K. L. ' Coykeu
dall, assistant superintendent, and
K. C. Charlton, signal supervisor.
A large iiuiiiImt o( representative
nienilters of the club were present
and met the railway officials who
courteously explained the details of
the proponed new structure after a
short talk by E. C Smith, president
of the club. The visitors were Intro
duced by Ijocal A Kent J. H. Fredrley.
Mr. O'Brien said that he had had
In contemplation the erection of a
new Htatlon here for Rome time and
had determined that the first money
available for thU purpose would le
spent at Hood River, which occupied
a warm place In the heart of the
company for Its progress and enter
prise, and also on account of the
good feeling that had always existed
between the officials of the road and
the citizens here generally.
Two plans were presented, the In
terlor finish and arrangement of
both being the same. The exterior
of one Is of red pressed brick with
the upper part finished In pebble
dash, similar to the stations recently
erected at Walla Walla, Wash., and
Wallace, Idaho. The other porvlded
for a concrete building.
The building will I- 12 feet long
Will Develop Orchard!
Land on Big Scale
Company With 300 Acres Incorporated For $300,000
And Will Make It Possible For Small Investors
To Engage In Apple Raising.
A new mode of going Into the apple
raising Industry that has Just been
fully organized by a company large
ly composed of Hood Klver men, will
110 doubt commend Itself t those
who pnfer the profits of the business
minus the work.
The company, which Is known as
The Oregon A pple Company of Hood
Klver, has Is-en Incorporated with a
capital stock of fllOO.OOO. Of tills.
$240,000 Is In common stock which
has Ist-n fully subscrltM'd, and $00,000
In preferred stock. The latter Is now
ts-lng put on the market on a pay
ment plan which provides that It
will draw the first ten per cent of the
profits. It Is being sold at $10 a share,
the payments to extend over a period
of fifty months at 20 cents a month
If desired, the buyer, however, hav
ing the option of buying tbe stock
outright If preferred. The common
atock Is to participate In all profits
over the first ten percent paid to the
In carrying out the enterprise the
company has acquired lino acres of
the finest apple land In the I'pper
Valley, which will be cleared and
made ready for planting this sum
mer. The tract Is centrally located
and when Improved will lie one of
the most valuable In the valley.
(Ieo. I. Sargent has lieen selected as
the orchard manager and horticul
turist, and will have full charge of
planting and bringing the big or
chard to the bearing stage. Mr.
Sargent Is looked upon as one of the
most expert horticulturists. In the
valley, ns well as an orchardlst who
has secured some of the greatest
practical results, and It Is stated that
he Isdleves that the proposition will
prove a very profitable Investment.
The plan under which the company
Is selling the stock Is minting with a
good deal of favor by home Invest
ors who cannot go Into tne business
themselves, but who are anxious to
make an Investment In a business
that Is showing such profitable re
turns ns the apple-raising Industry.
In a prosMctus recently Issued by
the new company, many claims are
made for the superiority of the I' p
per Valley over other sections for
by :t0 wide, outside measurements,
with a concrete platform exteudlng
all around It. On the track side the
platform Is to be from twenty to
thirty feet wide and eight feet ut the
back, adjoining the roadway. Tbe
waiting room will le placed In the
east eud of the building with an en
trance leading to It from First street
and also from the back and front.
It will be roomy and will Is well
appointed with retiring rooms for
both men and women and a smok
ing room leading from It. The ticket
office Is to be placed In the northwest
corner, from which a corridor will
lend to the baggage room, making It
unnecessary to go outside to check
baggage. The baggage room will
provide twice as much floor space as
the present room.
The express office Is to be taken
out of the depot and tbe express
company will erect a-building for
this purpose adjacent to the station,
presumably at Its east eud. The
building will extend nearer to First
street than at preseut and also closer
to Second street. It will be necessary
for the company to build a retalulng
wall back of the depot and also
along Second street, and the officials
asked that the l.wer end of the lat
ter street Is? vacated.
It Is the Intention to approach the
station from Second street by a side
walk and concrete steps. The en
trance for teams will le from First
street along the roadway back of
the station where a turn around will
be made at the foot of Second street.
After some dlscusstou It was decided
that the station will also Is ap
proached by teams by the road from
Third street running along the rail
road right of way.
C'onlinud on P-v 10.' -
growing apples, among which Is the
fact that It has not been found nec
essary there to spray for codling
The company has established Its
home office In the Hellbronner build
ing, but also has an office In Port
land. Its officers and directors are
as follows:
H. C. Allen, Agriculturist. Wiscon
sin I'nlverslty, President; Fred F.
McCrea, Manager of Clearing Opera
tions, Vice-President; W. It. Allen,
Expert Accountant, Secretary and
Treasurer; George I. Sargent. Kxpert
Horticulturist, Manager of Orchards;
Roger II. Slnnott, Portland, Oregon,
Attorney; K. A. Sullivan, Deputy City
Attorney of Portland, Frank F. Mc
Crea, Indianapolis, Indiana.
It Is stated that the company's
prospectus will lie mailed to anyone
Interested, on application.
Events of XVorld Wide Interest 'Pictured For
tgk H niocMr. f UArsyyyy octA rtp I w
i I , Eugene Ely Hew lu his aeroplane from San Fnuieisco to the deck of the cruiser Pcniisylvnnln. lying la the 1h.v, nnd nfter dining
llCWS dn&pSnOlS with the officers of the ship flew buck to land without a mishap. City Chamberlain Charles 11. Hyde of New York city returned
Of (he Week
inudo against Rear Admiral E. It. Rarry by his milxrdlnate olfleers. Ills request for retirement quickly followed nnd was accepted. Rraln hemorrhage
caused the sudden death of Paul Morton, president of the Equitable Life Assurance society and former secretary of the nary.
The Elson art exhibit, under tbe
auspices of the faculty of the Hood
River schools, held tn the assembly
room of the Commercial Club Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, was at
tended by a great numlter of specta
tors and created wide interest.
The exhibit was a representative
one, showing examples of the old
and modern school of art, and In
cluded reproductions of many fa
mous paintings, covering a wide
range of subject. Thursday after
noon Rev. K. A. Harris gave a talk
on art to the school children, which
Interested them. The keen Interest
manifested by many of the young
sters in the exhibit showed that
Hood River's future generation Is
Imbued with an appreciation of art
and Its reflulng Influences.
The pictures were hung in the as
sembly and ladles' room, some diffi
culty Isdng exerlenced In finding
wall space for the large collection.
Various schools Included In the re
production were represented, giving
spectators an opportunity to form
Judgment on their comparative val
ues according to their powers of
It Is expected that copies of several
of the pictures will be purchased, one
of which U "Cicero's Denunciation of
Catallne," which won high favor
with tne high school students. Tbe
subject Is classic, and the orlglual
The director of the census has fur
nished tbe Oregon state legislature,
for Its use In redisricting the state,
a statement showing tbe population
of Oregon by counties, distributed
according to color and race. The
figures given are the result of an un
verified count, by color, of the re
turns of the thirteenth census and
are, therefore, subject to some possi
ble revision, but It Is hardly probable
that such revision would materially
affect the figures hs glren.
According to- the figures Hood
Klver County has the largest Japan
ese population In the state with the
exception of Multnomah county. Its
population according to race and
color Is as follows: Total, 8,016;
white, "..113; negro, 17; Indian, 15;
Chinese. C; Japanese 4o.
The population of the state Is as
follows: Total, (572,7(5."); white. tkVi,
610; negro. 132(1; Indian, 5001; Chinese,
7317; Japauese 32M; all other, 23.
A fair attendance was present at
the Scholarship Loan Fund day
meeting held In the Commercial Club
rooms Wednesday afternoon and the
affair was one of the most pleasing
that the Woman's Club, under whose
auspices It was held, has ever had.
The rooms were prettily decorated
for the occasion and a very enter
taining and Interesting program
given. During the afternoon refresh
ments were served.
The proceeds which w ill go to the
fund were about f IS.
Hood River-White Salmon Oame
The White Salmon Enterprise says
that the game between the Athletic
Association basket ball team and
the Hood River Collegium on the
local "fleld"Tesembled football more
from his long vacation In the south to straiKhten
boiler explosion on the battleship Delaware on lt
canvas baa won world-wide fame as
portraying In artistic detail a his
toiical event In Rome's most inter
esting period.
On Saturday afternoon a large
audience listened to a very Interest
ing paper on English art, prepared
by Mrs. E. T. Simpson. Mrs. Sim p
aon bandied ber subject entertaining
ly and with a knowledge that evoked
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Which Will Soon Be Replaced With a $30,000 Brick Structure
Hood River's pioneer railroad depot which is soon to be replaced with
a new modern brick building, was erected at the time the road was com
pleted from Portland to Huntington and was opened for business In 1SS2
The structure, which will be moved across the track for use while the sta
tion Is being built, has been Identified with the progress of Hood River
from the time it was a little village with a few hundred people.
During that time It has had many agents, some of whom have achieved
considerable success. One of them Is E. E. Ly tie, who has become, a well
known railroad promoter, and another C. D. Woodbury, now supertnten
dent of the Oregon-Washington. One of the first agents was E. C. Mooney
until recently a resident here. This was In lsx4 and It I related that tin
railroad's business was so small at that time that Mr. Mooney was ticket
agent, freight agent, express agent and telegraph operator, the duties ol
which he atteuded to personally. Notwithstanding this, time Is said to
have bung heavily oil his hands and to amuse himself he const meted a pea
gun and whlled away the hours by shooting flies on box cars that stood In
front of the telegraph office window. On one occasion Van Johnson, an
old time resident, f -ut to sleep In the
and was rudely a w Aliened by having
ev's unerring pea gun. The remarks
more forcible than elegaut.
In 1893 the depot was the scene of
Its history when Coxey's army, which
of Portland, nrrived here tn state and
Their coming had been announced and a crowd gathered at the fetation
and provided the motley crew with food and clothing. The engineer and
train crew had orders from headquarters to proceed as Instructed by their
captors but when the train got to
I'nlted States troops and the stolen
than anything else. It was furious,
fast work from the start. In which
there were many comical mix-ups
and the carrying of one or two off
the gory field. I'ntll Hood River be
gan to get winded, they shot the
baskets with better precision and
took the lead right at the start, the
locals gradually creeping up until it
was several times a tie, the first half
ending with the visitors groggy and
hanging over the ropes, while the
opposition shot baskets at their
leisure. The Collegians, took a spurt
In the beginning of the second and
cut down White Salmon's lead, but
not enough to win, the game ending
with a wore of -I to 36. Keefhaver
threw the most baskets for the lo
cals, but Flynn and Cain made the
most spectacular throws, negotiat
ing the basket for long distances.
Talbert and Stockton did good work
as guards, Cain playing center,
Keefhaver and Fly nil forwards.
A dance followed the game.
out the tangle of the city's finances caused by the recent hank fallim-s. A
war to Chile Instnntlr killed eight men. Charges of ft grave nature were
I the admiration of her hearers.
In the evening an entertainment
was given in the Monroe opera bouse
in aid of the fund that drew a
crowded house, In fact so large that
chairs had to lie placed la the aisles.
The program provided was excellent
anil the proceeds from It will leave
something substantial In the way of
buying pictures for the schools.
depot with a clay pipe In his mouth
It shot out of his teeth by Mr. Moon
of the old timer are said to have been
one of the most exciting Incidents In
had captured a freight train out
demanded largess from the citizens.
Arlington It was met by a company of
train recaptured.
Wm. A. Combs of Springfield, Mass
has purchased through the office of
(. V. Edwards & Co. the l(l-aere
orchard belonging to Noah W. Rone
lu Willow Flat. Part of this orchard
Is In bearing.
As soon as possible Improvements
on the place will be made, and the
balance not already set will lie
planted. This Is the second sale by
this firm of a portion of Mr. Rone's
The Men's league of the Heights
will hold their regular monthly
meeting on Thursday night In the
social rooms of the Baptist church.
A paper will be presented by Mr.
Sunilav visitors In Portland were
E. A. Raker. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hell
bronner and ( has. Sletton.
Btisy Headers
Central Selling Plan
Fails To
Delegates Decided They Had No Power To Form Or
ganization, and Will Try Again at Walla Walla
Discussion Interesting.
Unable to agree upon an Immedi
ate plan for forming a corporation
which would handle the apple crop
of the PacltlcNorthwest, the 100 ap
ple orchard owners who had been
la session far two days at the V. M.
C. A. at Porland, adjourned Wednes
day afternoon to meet In Walla
Walla February 2S.
Inability to agree was due. It Is
said by the Oregonlan, to the large
numlr of fruitgrowers present and
their divergent views. There also
existed the fact that the growers
were present In their Individual ca
pacities and not as authorized repre
seutatlves of their various associa
tions. Hence they were not In a
position to bind anybody but them
selves If decisive action had to le
A resolutlou was adopted which
sets forth the substance of the action
taken by the convention. It recog
nizes the fact that a central selling
agency Is essential to the welfare of
the apple Industry. To secure one.
It Is suggested that all districts not
organized form an apple-growers'
association; that district asstxda
tlons select one delegate to the Wal
la Walla meeting and that this dele
gate body, small In numbers, have
the duty of organizing and defining
the duties of the new organizations.
The value of last year's crop was
placed at $6,000,000, but It will In
crease rapidly In coming years.
H. (J. Otis, of Wenatchee, Wash.,
halrman of the committee of sixteen
which had for Its purpose the form
ing of a central selling agency, re
ported at the morning session. He
said that the committee had worktd
until mtdulght and hud been
unable to come to any other con
clusion than that the Portland meet
Market Now Indicates
Profitable Apple Cleanup
Steady Demand Takes Inferior Fruit off Harket and
Causes riovement In Better Grades Export Ship
ments Increasing According to Reports.
From The Produce Newi out rather sparingly. Dally offer
Chicago, Jan. 20. The apple mar- tngs are cleaning up closely. The
ket Is better, and prices on barrels principal offerings of barreled niplcs
advanced about 50c. Roxes have are "'d" Ins. Ret, Da vis and Green-
, lngs. . The latter are of Irregular
not advanced, but the movement Is ... .,,, , . ., . ,
, ' , quality, and prices take a wide
heavy, with prospects Improving, range. Baldwins and Ren Davis
The reason for this better outlook hold up well. There are no Kings
on boxes Is the tiui-islness of holders ,,, except poor stock, which can be
and their determination to push In- bought cheap.
f. rtor grades Over a month ago Holdings of barn-led stink here are
The News l-gan to hammer ltlnto;n),t increased by offerings from the
the minds of owners of boxed nppl. s , et to any extetit, because, firm as
that their only salvation was to ; the market here Is. eastern prices are
cleanup Inferior fruit as rapidly as
possible. 1 his stiH'k consists of fruit
which buyers who went to the
Northwest shied nt. and was con-
stgned by the owners out there,
Most of It that enme to t Idea go was
sold at auction. Great quantities
went Into Immediate use, but the
amount stored was also large. This
fruit was either of weak quality or
of not long keeping variety. A great
deal of It was picked when too ripe.
Dealers who have been offering this
stock the last month have had in
their favor the high prices of barreled
apples, llkewlee the fact that the
boxed Irult which was bought nt
growers prices must te sulci at Jl
average higher than the present
market to let owners out even. For
cheaper boxed apples the demand at
$1 .lu average has become heavy, and j
owners ure pushing It hard, with
prospects of an early cleanup.
The high priced bovd fruit has
not advanced especially, but holders
fivl better and are confident that in
a short time thev will be able to put
up the prices. The few Johathatis
left, ltiesaps. Arkansas Rl-icks and 1
Spitz can be bought at S2"i 2 In a
small way. The great quantit of
miscellaneous varieties average!
about $1 :0.
Barreled apples are.'iV higher than ,
last week. The News hears c.f a
lurge owner of stink In New York
state who this week closed out at !
$l."0 a number of Hues which laf
week he offered at tjl. Chlcag.i hold
ings of barreled tipples are much
lighter than last year, and at no
time have owners Imvii uneasy I'.e
Ullsenf the plct In ra 'f b. vd frnU
I hey are putting their barreled stock
ing did not have the required author
ity, for there was no official dele
gates from the apple-growers' asso
ciation. For this reason, the com
mittee bad reached the conclusion
that It would lie Is-t ter to have an
other meeting, at which the official
representatives could be present.
The commit fee appointed by Pres!
dent Atwell to consider the subject
of "Storage of Fruit In Transit"
composed of H. M. (illlwrt. of North
Yaktiua, Wash.; H. E. Racon, of
Spokane, Wash., and C. E. Whistler,
of Meilford recommended that the
meeting appoint a standing commit
tee of five to present the demands of
the apple-growers to the proper au
thorities and co-operate with other
organization now working to se
cure a storage In transit rate for
apples. It was argued that the'
apple season now lasts only 100 days
and that it was desirable through
storage houses to extend It several
months. To accomplish this there
must Is" some plan to ship the apples
direct to cold storage In the east.
To do this the apples must In
shipped across the Ris-ky mountains
before wluter sets In, and In doing
this. It was contended, the apple
grower should have the same privi
lege as Is accorded the stockmen and
miller. The storage-ln-translt rate
committee named by President At
well Is composed of H. M. Gilbert, of
North .Yakima; H. W. Otis, of Wen
atchee, Wash.; Fremout Hood, of
Roise, Idaho; C. E. Whlsler, of Med
ford, and C. H. Sproat, of Hood
On the grades of apples the con
vention was divided. H. M. Gilbert,
of the firm of Glllsrt & Richards, of
North Yakima, favored the naming
(Continued on Put 10)
higher. New York sate prices are
Huch that Chicago owners of st.k
,lt New York state points can sell to
letter advantage than here. Chl-
cage dealers expect to close out a
HTii. jlrt ,,f their holdings without
bringing their fruit here, which will
glte boxed apples every show. For
this reason an early clean up of t he
Indifferent boxed stock Is expected.
New York, Jan. 2n Boxed apples
are doing a trltle better this week.
The demand shows some Improve
ment, as do prices One thing that
Is helping the deal Is the strong apple
market abroad. Receivers say that
In spite of reports to t he contrary,
practically all of the fruit that has
been put Into cold storage is holding
ui remarkably well and coming our
In tine shape. II I Kl ver Spit z an I
Newton us this week are selling
around $2 '.'." 2.."'. which Is better
I than they have Nen doing presl-
I The foreign markets have lii-en so
' satisfactory recently that receivers
I are -.hipping abroad this un'k as
nuch boxed fruit as the steanors
Can take ed nes. i s In a t ha I ail
' t he a callable apple room taken and
other heavy shipments go forward
Saturday It ts feared with
heavy shipments the b n-lgu apple
markets vv III break budlv
Farm kcsiJciKC Burned
Mrs. Moore's residence near White
S 1 1 im in vv i I. t ro
d I V . I he l. h I he
by an overheated
v ed by lire I huts
ti n
is caused
and ha I
'IN. .
d great le livav before It was
vered V. rv Utile vv is saved,
as the house w is a n.-vv one.
the loss will be keenly ( It