The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, May 10, 1911, Image 1

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Job Tr in ting
Ortlcy, BiggeL Orchard
Tract, and New Town
Twenty-six Hundred Acres Being Developed by Hood
River Orchard Land Co., Near Mosier--Three
Hundred Acres Planted and 165 SoId--Townsite
Will Be Placed in Center.
While d'w know It, the largest
single orchard trai t In the Mid Co
IiiiiiMu, Oregon, section Is being de
vcloped within 1'.' miles of Hood
Klver, NMI acres of which has already
I mtu cleared, :t(M planted mid luVi
acres Hold. The trnct Is Im-1ii devel
oped by Devlin & Flrebaugh, the
Portland, Hood River and Mother
real estate operators and orchard
owners, and In situated about Ave
miles east of Moslor In an air line, or
seven and one-half by road. The
land was formerly hi wheat and al
falfa, and the noil him about the
name characteristics an that of Hood
Klver orchard.
In all, there are 2,l00 hitch In thin
IniiiieiiHe new orchard district, In the
center of which In l-lng laid out a
townslte called Ortley. One edge of
the tract ruim to the bluff overlook
ing the Columbia river, the Klickitat
valley and the town of Lyle. From
the east Hide of the tract can le seen
The Dalle, and the surrounding
country for mile. To the south Ik
the long range of hills that lead to
Dutch flats; Mt. Hood rear Itself to
the Mouth went, the Columbia river
and gorge tothe went, with St. Helens
In the ilixtMiice.auil over to fie north
Ih the ever towering, whl f coated
Mt. Adams. At an elevation of l."00
feet, the tanoraiua of the entire
country In before the eye in every di
rection. In fact, from a scenic polut
of view. Its I lean tied are iiid.-scrlh.i-hie.
In the center of nil this scenic
Hplendor the townslte of Ort ley has
Is-en laid out anil work will Ih-commenced
on a hotel for the accommo
dation of land owiierH and guests
within a few days. At present, Ort
ley Ih reached by automobile from
Hood Hlvcr, Monlcr anil The Dalles,
the ride from either place liolng a
delightful one. A new road, how
ever, Ih b-lng coiiHtructed from the
north Hide to connect with the auto
mobile road that Ih being coiiHtructed
along the Columbia river from The
DallcH to MoHlt-r. When this Is tin
Irihed, Ortley will le but five milcH
from Moslor nnd only about a mile
and a half from the railroad Htatlon
at Kowcna.
Orchard will Hiirround the town
oil nil HldcH, with broad nvenueH
lead Iiik through thetn, laid out In
perfect allKiiment. Water for drlnk
Iiik purposes Ih provided by springs.
The Hood Klver Orchard Land Co.,
which Ih developliiK Ortley. Ih selling
the orchanlH In tracts of five ncren
and up. with the proviHlon that they
will be taken care of until they are
five yearn old. at which time they
Hhould commence to bear. None but
the liest .varieties are Is-lng planted,
Hiieh an Newtowns, Spltzenbergs. Ar
kansas Blacks and Ortleyu. A feat
ure of the Hltiiittlon of the orchard Ih
hmIi to lie the cold nights, which
keepH the coiIIIiik moth and bugs
from worklnK. while the climate Ih
Hiilllclently dry and mild not to In
terfere with the growing of trees or
An advantage claimed for this big
on-hard proposition Ih Itn adjacency
to the railroad Htatlon at Uowena,
to which the fruit can be conveyed
by 1111 endlcHH cable arraiiKement at
execedliiKly small cost.
A Reneral iiierchnnillHe store Is nl
ready In oH-ratlon at Ortley and Is
beliiK patronized, and later applica
tion will l,e made to the post ollice
After ponslderliiK a iinnilM-rof bids
and IlKurliiK what It would cost the
county to build extcnsloiiH to the
macadam roads In the valley, the
coiinly court Wednesday awarded
two contracts for four miles of road.
The contract for the east side work
was nwarded to the W. (1. A hired
Company. Sea ton & Smith were
Ktven the work on the west side.
The cost of the additional road un
der the contract will Is about $.i,000
a mile. This Is considerable cheaper
than the first road was built, owIiik
to the fact that the county now has
the necessary machinery and other
ou tilt.
Work will Is commenced ns soon
as'preparallons can Is- made t get
Hie men and apparatus on the
department to establsh a post ofllce
t here.
For the city man who desires a
home In the country that will not
only Is- attractive but an Income
producer as well, Ortley should np
peal strongly. Relieved of the work
of bringing his orchard Into hearing
he could erect his home and spend his
summers there while waiting tor the
time to arrive when he could harvest
his apples.
Surrounding Ortley are the other
fertile districts of the M osier country,
all of which are Ih-Iiik rapidly devel
oped. While the project Is a big one,
It IsbeliiK carried on lu ablK way and
ultimately should be one of the most
fertile orchard districts and greatest
show places In the Northwest.
INVESTED $30,000
A party of fifteen Hood Klver men,
accompanied by J. O. Knlney and A.
P. FIcmliiK, went to Lyle Sunday to
Investigate the opening of the new
townHlte there.
The party from here crossed the
river to I'nderwood nnd took the
npeclal train which Kensej-, Hilina
son & Jeffery, the real estate firm
which Is hamlllK the property, ran
out of Portland.
The Hood Klver party, on reaching
Lvle, fo.ind about 200 people busy
linking the property over, and be
fore the party left over $:H),00) worth
of lots were sold, among them sev.
eral to Hood Kiver people. Many In
the parv expressed themselves as
highly impressed with the upportu
ultles the property offers. Contracts
have Is-en let for grading the streets
and putting In cement walks In the
new town, and also for the erection
of a brick building.
The annual smoke story about Mt.
Hood has appeared. This time It Is
In the Portland Evening Telegram
and Is as follows: "Mount Hood Is
"smoking" agylu.
"About twice a year, the phenome
non Is visible from Portland In spite
of the fact the hoary old sentinel of
the Cascades Is nearly 70 miles away.
"Several js-rsons noticed the
strange spectacle of "smoke" pouring
and rolling off the top of the glisten
ing peaks very volcano-like this fore
noon during the brief s-r1od when
the clouds rolled away, exposing its
"The "smoke" Is nothing but
heavy snow clouds or Hurries caused
by the fierce gales that blow In those
altitudes at certain periods of the
year. The extreme cold on the moun
tain top together with the prevailing
winds powder the snow luto a fine
meal-like dust, and when the wind
gets brisk enough It picks up great
clouds of It, making It appear like
creamy-white smoke from this dis
In an Interview with a Spokane
paper Dr. K. L. House, who Is re
ported to be considering an offer to
take the pastorate of the Methodist
Church says: "I still have the prof
fered presidency of Spokane college
under consideration, and till that Is
settled am not looking about for any
new pastorate," said Dr. K. L.
House, who Is reported to be consid
ering a pastorate at Hood Klver.
where he owns a valuable apple farm.
"I have had no call from Hood
Klver, mid haven't figured ou going
there. 1 mil prepared to say nothing
at this time what I will do. Tin-college
presidency Is the only thing I nm
Opened New Confectionery Store
Goo. F.rtle, proprietor of the Model
Uakery, has opened a confectionery
store In connection with his bake
shop. A new soda fountain nnd
tables have Ih-cii Installed, and the
place entirely rclltted. A first class
line of fresh candles and the latest
In all kinds of Ice cream soda drinks,
will Is' served. The new store,
which adjoins the bakery, was
opened for business Saturday.
A very well written aud. Interesting
story of the development of the I'p
per Valley appeared In the Oregonlau
Sunday. The story gives a grannie
account of the country and Its enter
prising citizens. In purt It is as fol
lows: 'Within the past five years, after
the Lower Hood Klver Valley was
practically turned Into an enormous
orchard, a few men, becoming ls-tter
acquainted with and attracted by
the soil, which has the same charac
teristics of that of the lower region,
have cleared about 1. "00 acres of the
I'pper Valley and set them in com
mercial orchards.
"After la-lug handlcapied for many
years by poor transportation facili
ties, the exteuslon of the Mt. Hood
Railroad to tin village of Parkdale
and the opening of the water grade
road along Neal Creek, within the
past year, has stimulated the devel
opment which Is being pushed la all
parts. In the past It was necessary
to make the long drag to the summit
of Booth II in. which was nearly 1700
feet,' and then drop down to about a
1200 foot elevation, while now It Is
possible to go In on a moileru road
which scarcely shows a grade, or to
go by rail to Heveral stations lu the
heart of the section.
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Section of Upper Valley in Which Big Development Is Now Taking Place
C. D. Ilrunn, of Portland, has sold
toKuapp& Wisdom '.'."i acres In the
I'pper Hood Klver Valley, retaining
40 acres which he Intends to make
his future country home. The tract
brought by Ktiapp & Wisdom Is all
fine rolling land and there Ih a knoll
that can readily be utilized. One-half
af the2.r acres Ih planted to commer
cial varieties of apples two to four
years old. The land Is three miles
from Parkdale, on the Mount Hood
Railroad, and Is on the main country
road, between Hood Klver and Cloud
Cnp Inn. The purchasers Intend to
bold It as an Investment.
News Snapshots
Of the Week
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vkfe w e: '-rfci
It Is all a plot agnlnst the unions. Pope Ptu is still suffering from a recent
to Swllzerland. Rnmora that E. II. Gary waa going to retire as head ot the
Francisco I. M micro, the rebel leader, have practically come to terms.
Story Of Upper Valley
"Since the opening .f the rail ex
tension from Dee, where the big elec
trically driven mill of the Oregon
Lumls-r Company Is located lu the
gorge through which the Hood River
breaks from the upper to the lower
country, to Parkdale, the latter vil
lage at the terminus of the line has
grown lu a brief year to a hamlet
supporting a school, church, hotel,
large general store, sawmill and
'The local boosters, organized as
the l'pier Hood Klver Progressive
Association, hold frequent meetings
and have done much toward pushing
the work of development. The en
thusiastic oflleers of the organization
seem to have very good grounds for
their assertions that their Hectlou, In
a few years, will be furnishing as
many of the apples, that have made
Hood Klver a name familiar the
world over, as will lie grown In the
area between them and the Columbia
where the great liearlng orchards of
Hood Klver now are.
"For a nuralier of yearn growers of
the young orchards of the remote
section have been coming lu anil pick
ing up some of the prlzesat the local
apple fair, and they are now bring
ing back blue ribbons from the State
and National exhibits.
First Hood River Roses
W. F. Iarnwnj claims the dis
tinction of having the first Hood
Klver roses in bloom, grown outside,
aud exhibited them to the News
man the second day ol May. The
roses were grown in front of Mr.
Lnraway's home on Front street,
nnd are of the Marechal Nlcl variety.
Stanley-Smith Co. Opens Season
The logging camps of the Stanley
Smith Lumber Company were opened
this week when a large gang of men
was put to work, and the mill and
planer will be started up this week.
The company Is getting to work cun-
slderablj parller this year than usual .
and anticipates a good season.
Through the efforts of Wllllnm J. Bums, former government detective. John J. McNnninra, secretary -treasurer of the Interim
tlonnl Association of Bridge nnd Ptructurn' "ron Workers; his brother, J. W. McNnninra, and Ortle K. MrMaulgnl have I n nr-
rested, charged with complicity In the blowing up of the Los Angeles Times building Inst October. The finding of n Nit of
dvnnmlto alleced to have been hidden bf the McNatnarns Is a feature of the case. Samuel (Jomiers. the labor leader, declares
"The proximity to the glaciers,
with the resultant cool nights, lends
a longer keeping quality to the fruit,
which Is particularly noticeable In
the fall varieties, which become win
ter apples when grown In the upper
country. (iraveustelus from the
Loudon and Powers ranch In this
section, won the first prize at the
Portland show last fall. This varie
ty Is generally clear of the market
and forgotten by Thanksgiving time,
but the Gravenstelns of the I'pper
Hood Klver Valley were held and
mark ted as late as February this
year. In other respects the fruit Is
Identical with that which has made
Hood Klver famous.
"The great success with which
Gravensteln growers have met In the
I'pper Valley has caused consider
able planting of that variety in the
new section. No other district In
the country can produce this fruit
with such success and such profit.
The Gravensteln bids fair to rival
the Spltzenburg and Newtown,
which have made the great Hood
Klver fame. This variety Is early
and yields to the grower returns sev
eral months sooner than the winter
varieties. The largest planting of
this kind Is being made by the Itone-
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"Kud" ('ashen, who had been re
ported missing from Hood Klver for
several days, and who It was feared
had met with a serious accident, as
no trace of him could be found,
turned up In The Dalles Thursday,
having driven the car from Shanlko
that day.
He stated that he has gone Into
eastern Oregon tin a business trip
with n friend from Hood Klver. and
professed much surprise that the
community was so highly exercised
concerning his whereabouts.'
attack of gout Henry 8. Boutell. American minister to Portugal, hns been sent
steel trust have been denied. Report haa It that President Dla of Mexico and
Fifth Triennial State Camp Held Here Last Week
Host Successful in History of Organization--Vis-itors
Highly Pleased With EntertainmentOffi
cers and Delegates Elected.
The fifth trlennlel state camp of the
Oregon Modern Woodmen of Ameri
ca held here last week came to a suc
cessful conclusion Wednesday even
ing when 40 candidates were added
to the hs-al lodge.
Several hundred delegates and vis
iting mem tiers were present and the
meeting Is said to have Is-en the most
hnrmonlous In the history of the
State organization.
The visitors were emphatic. In their
expressions of appreciation In regard
to their entertainment here and said
many nice things of Hood Klver and
Its people. Notwithstanding the
rain which fell Intermittently Wednes
day the ardor of the Woodmen was
not dampened and Interest and en
thusiasm for their order was every
where appuQ'Ut. Among the visi
tors were many ladles most of whom
were members of the Koyal Neigh
bors, the auxiliary order of the
Woodmen, anil they also expressed
themselves as having had a very en
joyable visit. As head of the local
lodge John Zolls was In charge of the
urrengements for entertaining the
Throughout the two days' meet
ing the Hood Klver band gave nu
merous concerts and the Improve
ment shown by the organlzntlon was
cause for many complimentary re
marks. The formal opening of the state
camp took place Tuesday evening at
Heill.-ronner hall. The affair was
public and F.d Mayes was master of
ceremonies. The entertainment was
opened by an address of welcome by
Mayor Hartwlg, followed by a re
sponse for the Woodmen by George
Hlland, state lecturer. J. V. Sim
iiiiiiik, retiring head consul of the
order, then spoke to t he large audi
ence. All the speakers were greeted
with enthtlslnstlc applause. During
Mr. inland's talk, he stated that
the Woodmen now numbered
000 members In the United States.
(i )vernor West was expected to be
present, but a telegram of regret was
received from him, stating that he
was unable to come, owing to his
executive duties, which had called
for his immediate attention at the
last minute.
The speeches were followed by a
song by little Miss Kosegrant, of
White Salmon, aud two very clever
recitations by Miss Blanche Ford.
Paul Hubbard sang two songs In
his usual excellent manner. Little
John, the Juggler, who is a member
of the order, was borrowed from the
Klchards moving picture show and
did several stunts, among them jug
gling M. W. A. axes with a dexterity
that brought down the house. The
Mandolin ami Cultar Club followed
the juggler, and appreciation of the
pleasing music rendered by It was
suowu lu the demonstration of the
audience, which forced an encore
from this popular and gifted quar
tette of musicians. The entertain
ment was wound up by Arthur
Clarke and Clarence Gilbert In their
Inimitable Dutch stunt, and which
callled forth such a racket of up-1
Modern Woodmen
proval that they were almost
stormed as they marched from the
hall singing the chorus of their con
cluding skit.
The program Tuesday evening was
wound up by an elaborate banquet
for members nnd candidates at Odd
Fellows' hall.
Wednesday morning the delegates
were tnken for a ride over the valley,
in automobiles, after which the
opening business session was held
and the following state officers and
delegates to the national convention,
which will lie held at Buffalo this
year, were elected:
State consul, Frank M. Powell. Al
bany; state clerk, J. J. Thurston, Su
ver; state advisor, Sherman Khodes,
Keedvllle; state banker, W. M. Shaw,
Klamath Falls; state escort, F. O.
McWIlllam, Ashland; watchman, W.
S. Deaton, Klondyke; sentry, Mr.
Dawsou, Tillamook. Delegates: V.
A. Turner. Salem; II. F. McGrath,
Portland; I. M. Fleming, The Dalles;
Dr. A. S. Houseworth, Marshfield; J.
J- Uotthardt, Portland; L. E. Frel
tag, Baker; alternates: F. K. McWII
llams, Ashland; K. E. Daniels, La
Grande; I. D. Taylor, Oregon City; J.
L. Zolls, Hood Klver; C. L. Oilman,
Josephine; J. J. Simmons, Portland.
A baseball game between teams
from The Dalles and Portland occu
pied the afternoon, the Portland
team wlnnlngliy the one-sided score
of 19 to 1. The game was largely at
tended and while the outcome was
never lu doubt caused no lack of In
terest. At five o'clock Interest centered In
the prize drill contest which was held
ou the square at the corner of Second
and Oak streets. The drill was Dre-
ceded by a parade In which all dele
gates aud members took part. The
contesting teams then took the Geld.
The participants for honors were
two teams. Laurel lodge of The
Dalles, and Kose City Camp of Port
land. The Dalles boys gave the first
exhibition and It seemed to the spec
tators that It would not lie possible
for them to lose. The Kose City ag
gregation dressed In neat blue uni
forms with a profusion of yellow
braid then turned loose, however,
and performed evolutions of such an
lutrlcate nature with such precision
that the judges had to award them
first honors, which consisted of $'2
In cash. The Dalles camp getting sec
ond prize and $1." In cash.
F.ugcue was chosen as the next
place for the state camp three years
hence, after several other places had
made an effort to secure It.
At o'clock a long secret session
was held at which 40 new members
were Initiated luto the ranks of the
local order.
Orchard lauds moved more lively
last week than for some time. A
number of desirable properties
changed hands. W. S. Nlchol reports
the sale of I J acres of the Baker &
Hardlnger tract recently sold to Mr.
Lining, which was bought by W. S.
I'arrls fur JI.'.i'ini.
The greatest activity Is reported by
the Hood Klver Kcalty Company,
which sold a number of places, the amount involved reaching over
.:',ii.ikhi. Through thM company, C.
I. Hollcnbuck. an I iua man bought
ten acres fnui I". A. Franz, and C. L.
li gers dlsposr-il of ten acres to K. A.
M l 1 inthahan, a I'.ufl'.ilo man. An
ot tier Buffalo ui'iu bought live acres
from K-bt. Cliapnrin and Lawrence
DoruN-cker. of Dullis, bought a :fi Mckelseu. An
other s.ile was two and a half acres
belonging to '.. A. I ran, and C. D.
1'. K. I'. r it Is said. Is making
.arrangements to bnIM a novel club
house .hi hU Mi-acre orchard In
Duke's all. y Mr. I'.ry.lie, while In
flic Mast during the past Winter
in -1" 'ai. s of lils apple land to a
number of teacher on the unit ays
tern. It Is -(ate. I I ae teachers were
iinabl" to purcha-.- Iieli blual tracts
mi. I build on thou. However, many
of t hem desiring to h -ii. I the Sum
mi r a, a I i' .a In re, t he clubhouse will
be built to iiccoiai late tin in