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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17. 1911
EVENTS OF WORLD WIDE INTEREST PICTURED FOR BUSY READERS
A train on the Delaware, tackawanna and Western railroad carrying ICS schoolteachers from Utlca, N. T., to Washington was
hurled down a forty foot embankment at Martins Creek, N. J. Eleven of the passengers were killed. A flro muxed thrmii-h thu
Of the Week carelesness of an unknown tramp, who dropped a cigarette stump In a bundle of hay, destroyed almost jalf of the city of Ban
Vl UIC goI.( Me Fourteen Ohio legislators have been Indicted for bribery by the grand Jury. Six of them, including Senators Isaac E.
Huffman and L. It. Andrews, were arrested and released under heavy ball. The uprising of revolutionists at Canton, China, has caused the United States
government to dispatch the gunboat Wilmington, Captain W. A. Edgar commanding, to the scene to protect American Interests. Charles II. Hyde of New
Tork has resigned as city chamberlain following an indictment found against him charging bribery. Mrs, Carnegie suffered an attack of hemorrhage.
Residents of Hood Ulver have been
mlided by several articles In the local
pn iters In regard to concrete pave
ment, which hnve' been Inserted na
In order to give nn unbiased opin
ion on concrete pavement we pub
lish lielow the letter of a larpe firm
of Portland contractors who are lay
ing all kinds of pavement and whose
statement therefore Is reliable. The
letter is written In answer to facts
and is as follows:
Portland, Ore.. Mel). L' 1111
Mr. ("has. T. Karl.v.
Hood River, Oregon.
Replying to yours of the I'tlth lnst.,
regarding the pavement question we
. wish to say, that we have had a
great deal of eierleiice both In the
hauling and laying and in the team
lug over the various kinds of pave
lueuts that are being used In thiscity.
Otijgrades such as you un-nthm, 7
per cent to 1.1 per cent, we would
recommend the use of a straight con
crete. This sort of pavement has a
surface that Is not exactly smooth
but is even and clean. It furnishes a
good foothold for teams and ma
chines and prevents slipping by
either. The frost and cold will not
effect It and lis lasting qualities ex
ceed any other hard silt face street
that has come to our notice.
One way of telling you the advant
ages of this pavement Is to enumer
ate the dlsad vantages of some of the
other classes, that Is. of Asphalt,
Bltullthlc, and Hassam Pavements.
Each of these surfaces has a smooth,
evenly grained surface, which after
lielnglald for a short time Itecomes
hard and Hint like. Upon a rainy
day or a frosty morning it Is prac
tically Impossible for a horse to stand
up on it. to say nothing about his
being able to draw a load, and
further if the street is upon a hillside
or has a grade, be it ever so small,
It U utterly impossible for the
horse or the machine to climb
it. A wagon, automobile, blurry or
wheeled vehicle of any sort will slide
upon the surface of asphalt or bitu
11 1 tile pavement almost as easily as
It will upon Ice, tnt-iiuse there is no
foothold to depend t.pon. The fact
is Itelng drawn to the attention of
the Kple of this city practically
every morning of the year. We can
start from our residence tot he down
town districts at almost any lime
and find from one to a half clo..-n
horses down on the streets, some
times completely blocking the street
car systems and other tr.itlic. This
condition Is more noticeable when It
rains or upon a cold chilly morning
when the frost has congealed upon
Hassam pavement Is not quite so
bad as the other two pavements
mentioned nbove but even it has the
qualities of the other two on account
of Its smooth surface. Hassam pave
ment, as you know Is nothing more
than macadam street with a cement
grout spread over its surface for a
tinlsh Instead of the regular sand
screenings, the only difference Ix-lng
that Hassam must te rolled until the
crushed rock for the road Is compar
There Is another feature to the
choice of a pavement that is of vital
'interest to the property owner and
the municipality. As you know
there are instances where any pave
ment will wear out, will become
rough and full of holes. In the cases
of the Asphalt, i'.itulltliic anil Has
sain pavements these pavements can
not be repaired with any degree of
satisfaction except by replacing prac
tically the whole top surface. Con
crete pavement can Ik1 thoroughly re
paired by any one at almost any
time and at the least possible ex
pense. As a whole It is a lietter
pavement, will last longer, is easier
repaired, more satisfactory, and far
cheaper than either of the brands
mentioned in this letter.
In Portland at the present time
they will not allow either Asphalt,
Hassam or I'.itnllt lilr pavements to
le laid where there is a grade of more
than 4 per cent. On streets where
there is a irr-ide greater than 4 per
Paint Kitchen Floors
Don't Scrub Them
Avoid the backache and sore knees caused
by scrubbing bare floors. Painted floors are easy
to keep, bright and clean, are attractive and
gives a hard, durable, sanitary finish for floors,
steps or any inside surface to be walked on,
easy to keep clean and hard to wear
out. You can apply it yourself.
It dries in a short time. Offered
in appropriate and attractive shades.
E. A. FRANZ CO.
cent upon which either of these pave
ments Jmvf been laid In the post, they
are now planning to tear It out and
lay concrete pavement. On all' the
new work that Is now lielng done
here streets having grades are being
paved with concrete and no other
kind of hard surface Is llng allowed.
Concrete Is open to competition
and can lie laid by anyone the other
pavements are protected by patents
and only a select few can partlcl
pate In the construction of them, and
these few charge prices that would
give the ordinary man of business
visions of palaces, yachts, summers
In i: u rope, and lots of nice things,
could he hoe to get such profits on
his w n res.
MIDNIGHT FIRE DESTROYS
HOOD RIVER FLOUR MILL
(Continued from Pajre 1)
found nothing could be done to save
the (lour mill and efforts were turned
toward keeping the vinegar factory,
and the sheds and lumber of the IirJ
dal Veil Company and nearby build
Inn from burning. This was no
easy task as the Humes and sparks
leaped many feet in the air, falling on
everything surrounding the tire.
The alarm and big light made by
the tire attracted an immense crowd
of ix-ople who Hocked to the scene
notwithstanding the early hour.
A number of Hood Klver residents.
who were attending a dance nt Un
derwood. accompanied by sonic of
the residents of that place crossed
the river and arrived breathless, te
llevlng the whole lower city was In
After several hours of hard work
the fire was kept from communicat
ing to the adjoining buildings and
Hood Kiver-iigaln. through Its ener
getic fire department and good luck
in there living no wind, was saved
from a w iilespread contlagratloii.
Sunday the books of the company
were taken from the safe uninjured,
and Monday wmk was commenced
clearing up the w reckage. Whether
the mill will be rebuilt has not as yet
DOMINATE PUBLIC INTEREST
(Continm-d from Pace 1)
rilling contest, nt Columbia Park
In the evi'iiini.' the commencement
exercises prop-r will Is; held at Odd
Fellows hall. Ir. Joseph Wilson,
president of the Cortland Academy,
will deliver the class address and
Miss liessle You ell the class oration.
This will lie followed by the presen
tation of diplomas. For this oc
casion there wlil I secial music.
The class (lower Is the rose, Its
motto "Vlncet, qui se vlncet," and
Its colors yellow and blnck. The
class yell Is as follows:
Wigwam. Wigwam, Hy-cly-ak,
Warpaint, Warpaint, Orange and
Wa-hoo, Wa hoo, Mox-eleaeven,
Seniors, Seniors, N'lnetwn-eleven.
In connection with commencement
week, the Mascot, the school publi
cation, makes Its appearance, bigger
and handsomer than ever, under the
editorship and management of Wy
eth Allen, Donald Onthank and lis
ter Murphy r It contains pictures of
the class of 111 I, the school faculty,
and baseball and track teams, and
many Interesting and well-written
articles. It has ls-en UN-rally pat
ronized In an advertising way by the
lis-al merchants and Is an achieve
ment In w hich Its editor and his as
sistants can take pardonable pride.
The Issue will Ih distributed today.
Mas opened its subscription books
for stock In the company. A home
company. A rare opportunity. An
SHsured success. Temporary ' office
with the Hood kiver Realty Co.
C. U.MCKLLSLN, Sec'y
Woodrow Wilson Hailed
PROGRESSIVE ANO A FIGHTER.
William Bayard Hal Throws 8om
Intaraiting Sid Lights en Governor
of New J.rs.y, Who Forc.d the En
actment of the People's Will Into
Law, Despite Political Dictators.
"Woodrow Wilson, Possible Presi
dent," Is the title of an Interesting art!
cle In the May World's Work by Wil
liam Bayard Hale concerning the per
sonality end record of the militant
governor of New Jersey, whose suc
cess in obtaining popular reforms from
an unwilling legislature has focused
upon htm the eyes of progressives of
all stripes and parties throughout the
country. Here are some of the things
Mr. Hale has to say about the man
who may be the leader of the fight
against President Taft in 1012:
'There may have been fiercer po
litical battles than that which was
now joined between the Democratic
old guard of New Jersey and Its new
governor, but few have been in their
Issue of greater possible significance
to the political future of the United
"The quiet gentleman who had just
emerged from the delectable groves of
Princeton academy, bis garments
odorous with the vapors of Parnassus,
bis lips wet with the waters of Helicon
this long haired bookworm of a pro
fessor wtnybad Just laid his spectacles
on his dictionary came down to the
Trenton stntehouse and 'licked the
gang to a frazzle.'
"It appeared that be did know the
difference between a seminar and a
caucus, a syllabus and a New Jersey
corporation; that he did know Hobo
ken and Camden politics pretty nearly
as well as he ditt his iturke and bis
Dagehot and that, able to write a book
on constitutional government, he was
just as able to handle a governor's
Job, constitutionally or otherwise.
'This Is the fact that makes Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson a looming fig
ure in the world today. This Is the
reason it was worth while to go to
Trenton to observe the advent of a
new typo of man Into the arena of
Here is the pen picture of Governor
Wilson as painted by Mr. Hale:
"Dr. Wilson's face Is familiar a
high forehead, gray eyes, a long Jaw,
a very long Jaw. He instantly recalls
Joseph Chamberlain as that British
statesman was In other days. The
profiles of the two might be ex
changed almost without detection.
Dr. Wilson is of good height, sturdily
built, with square shoulders. He
stands erect and on his feet. If you
want mannerisms you note that his
hands seek his trousers pockets; that
he changes his glasses with much care
when he looks down at a document
or np from It; that every time he has
used his pen he wipes It carefully
with a cloth taken from a drawer.
Into which he painstakingly replaces
It, closing the drawer. There Is a cer
tain trained precision of habit. In mat
ters of routine and a free spontaneity
In others. There would be a gray
primness about him except for the
pocketed hands, a frequent sunburst
of a smile and a voice like music.
You learn lrl the course of n few hours
that a man with a stiff jaw and a sen
sitive mouth Is pretty sure to !e mas
ter In any situation. Governor Wil
son is a man of positive opinion, re-J
lleved by an eager sense of humor.
He moves and speaks with unfailing
poise, with good naturcd certainty of
The story of Governor Wilson's fight
with the bosses and the special Inter
ests Is Interestingly told by Mr. Hale.
Here Is one of the governor's quoted
statements, which gives a clear Idea of
his attitude on popular government:
Back of all reform lies the means
of getting It Back of the question
what you want Is the question, How
are you going to get It? We are all
pretty well agreed, I take It, that cer
tain reforms are needed. But we find
that the first necessary reform Is one
that will render us able to get reform.
We have been calling our govern
ment a republic, and we hove been
living nnder the delusion that It Is a
representative government That Is
the theory. But the fact is that we
are not living under a representative
government We are living under a
government of party bosses, who In se
cret conference and for their private
ends determine what we shall and
shall not have. The first, the Imme
diate thing that we have got to do Is
to restore representative government
There has got to be a popular rebel
lion for the reconquest and reassump-
tlon by the people of the rights of the
people too long surrendered."
(lakes Dona Baking Easy
The only baking powder
mado from Royal Crape
Ore am of Tartar
KO ALUM.KO LIME PHOSPHATE
Soft Drinks for Family Use
Hood Hlver Sweet Cider, Hires'
Boot Beer, and Soda Waters of all
flavors can be obtained for family
use at all the confectionery and gro
cery stores at fl.UO ht dozen, with
an allowance of ")c kt dozen Jor the
return of the bottles to the party
from whom purchased. Keep a few-
bottles In a cool place during the
warm went tier.
HOOD It IV Kit Al'l'I.K Vinkoak Co.
For cholera morbus, cholera In
fantum, diarrhoea from colds, and
wind colic. Met lee's Baby Kllxlr Is a
remedy of extraordinary power; It
relieves colic pains instantly, checks
dlarrlKK-a, and settles the disordered
stomach. Price L'.le and 5tc per bot
tle. Sold by ( has N. Clarke.
Sunset Magazine for May
Nile of the West, by S. (ilen An-
drus, beautifully illustrated in four
colors. The Spell, a Western novel.
by I he Williamsons, (iuests of (ireal
er Chinatown, by Charles K. I'leld
Automobile section. Now on s.ile.
MOQRE TS -
never ncurnv 30 s
FAILINQ nLrTLUT THCSTINDIRO
Plica, chilblains rtLONf , ausNi, crc.
VALU.Lt HOUICHOLO (LVC
klX eSuMUT havc it oa wiu. O.ri'N on Rcauur
ACCl.T NO lU.JTITUTtl.
rrfco S3 Cenra.
When you feel . Laar.
Stretchy. Hall Blct
Blue and Out of Sorts,
look to tke Liver; It la
la the Remedy Yoa Nd.
I is nn Invlgorntlnir tonle for
a torpid liver. The first dose
brings Improvement, a tew days
use puts the liver In fine vigor
ous condition, lterblno also ex
tends its restorative Influence
to tlie stomnch and bowels. It
helps digestion and food assimi
lation, purifies the bowels and
brings back the habit of regu
lar daily bowel movements.
When the stomach, liver and
bowels are active, bilious Im
purities no longer obstruct
functional processes, the result
of which Is renewed energv
mental activity and cheerful
Prlee 60 sr Bottle.
Use Stephens Eye Salve for
SxdAnd Picownt nqipBv
CI IAS. N. CLAUKE
Barrett School House For Sale.
Itids will be received by the clerk of
School District No. 4 until June 1st
for the old I turret t School House.
Itulldlnn will Ik hold as a whole or
each room separately. The rirht Is
reserved to reject any and all bids.
1". If. Mu.l.r.it.
V.) T2 District Clerk.
Kutane and Tokyo Dishes.
Oak street, Corner 1st
14 Oak St.
House and Yard Gleaning
Ashes, empty cans and all rubbish re
moved at once, on order
Housei'leaning, cooking or chopping
wood done on demand
YAMA &. KAWA
Telephone tM'twren 7 and 10 p. m.
I would a (treat deal rnther be
pnt In Jail for something I was
Innocent of or for something
that I had not done thnn to
know In my henrt thnt I had
done some dishonorable, dirty
thing, where I could see the sug
gestion of It In the eye of every
man I looked at Governor Wil
son of New Jersey In a Itecent
"Beginning June 19 9 11
The remaining unsold portions
lying south of Adams Street will
will be sold in one-acre tracts
This will be an unusual oppor
tunity to secure most desirable
property at a fair price and on
easy terms. Apply to the own
ers. 'Paradise Farm
Thirteenth and State Streets
Hood Klver, Oregon
DONE WITH A
STAR WELL DRILLING OUTFIT
FOR PARTICULARS ADDRESS
APPLE LAND & ORCHARD COMPANY
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
Offlcs. No. S Osk Street
Phontt. 26 er 2002-X
LESLIE BUTLER. President
TRUMAN BUTLER, Cashtnr
BUTLER BANKING COMPANY
Capital and Surplus
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES