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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 17. 1911
WANTS HOOD RIVER
Alwaya IntereHted In anything for
the Improvement of Mood Kiver Val
ley, 10. II. Slit'pard, eilltor of Itetter
Fruit, U now ml viHiitlim; tin- lu aiitl-f-liHT
of the ki-ouikIh around the
country Lumen In the valley. Mr.
Shepnrd, tM'lU'vliitf In what he advo
cateH, conimeneel to (Id HiIh Heverul
yearn ugo about hU own reinleH.
In a recent nuinlier of Itetter Fruit,
which, by the way, wan devoted to
thin wort of thlii); and wan one of the
haudnonieHt number of thU uilillcu
tlon ever gotteu out, many llliiHtra
tlona of the Imautlful erfect of (lower
lilauted around homed are nlven.
A Mr. Shepanl any, a few rone
IiUhIich and vlnen cunt hut little and
add Heveral liundred per cent to the
atlractlveueMM of a country home.
Not only thin, they have a rclinliiK
Influence. From a com menial point
of view, the home with Km little
(lower K'f'h'n or vine covered porch
Ih more potent many timcM to the
eye of a pronpectlve purchuMcr than
advantaKeHof another and more ex
AHthUlHthe HeiiHon for planting,
why not Join In the campaign to
luake liood Kiver even more beauti
ful by planting a few Ho went around
ij Tell flat
The Boom (or Concrete Pavement
In Albany had Nothing behind It
Albany, Oregon, May ( Special l
The pavement ncare In Albany In
over. Four or five yearn ntfo Albany
adopted i'.ltullthic with which to
pave her HtreetH, and han been unIdk
It Kt'nerally ever mI nee, with the rewult
that Heveral mllcH of tliln pavement
are In Ue iiere. No exprefxlonn of
dlHHatlHfactlon or complaint had been
lieard until thin year when Home one
Htarted the cry that Vonrrcte pave
ment Ih liettcr."
Finally, to nettle the matter deli
ultely and make mire that Itilulithle
pavement Ih the rlnht one the Coun
cil neut u committee on a trip of In
veHtljfatlon. Among the cltleH vlMlted by thin
committee wan Salem. Speaking of
their vlnlt there the StateHiuan nayn:
"It Ih evident tiie city father of Al
bnny are determlueil to n've their
city the ln'Ht there In for the money In
tile line of paving. The vIhIIoth ex
preMMcd thcniHelveH hh delighted with
the Capital City's liltulithlc HtreetH
and commended the rapidity with
which the city Ih making Ht reet lin
provementH. The party left for Port
land In the afternoon."
The party arrived home hint even
ing on the i):4."i train. They made a
trip of about forty uiilcH In automo
bile over the city of Portland anil
IlkewlHe over Salem and two or
three other towiiH which they vlwited.
The writer talked with each of the
U. S. MVAL ACADEMY
Hon. A. V. I.affery rniigrcHHiiiaii
from thin (lUtrlct telegraph the New
that a competitive examination for
the poHltlon of mlilHhlpmau In the
I'nlted State Navy will be held In
Portland AugiiHt 27th. and that
the Hood Itlver HtudciitH will be eli
gible. Mr. Lafferty' dipatcli Ih uh
Hood Itlver New.
Hood Itlver, Ore..
A preliminary conietltlve physi
cal and mental examination will be
held at nine o'clock on' the morning
of Saturday, May twenty Huventh, at
the Lincoln Hchool In Portland, Ore.,
under direction of Superintendent of
School Frank Itlgler, for the pur
powe of Mcciirlnif eligible for candl
duttHU principal and firnt, Hecoml
and third alternate for nomination
by ConreHMinan A. W. Ljriferty for
appointment an mldhlptijnn In the
Navy of the I'nlted State. Mr. Laf
ferty'n rirommendatloiiH will lie
linnet! upon the nppllciintH making
the highewt general average at thin
examination CandldateH who nre
recoiumended by Mr. I.afferty mut
report for final examination at the
Naval Academy on June 20. Pill.
II. U. Mkhkuk, Secretary.
Axle (ireaae for Rabbits
I'urlng the pnt few month, nay
the Wenatchee Itepubllc, a number of
HiiggchtloiiH have been offered a to
the method of protecting young
tree from rabllt. In a recent let
ter HciiMTt A. Ilorton, of Oregon,
npeak of lining axle grenne to pro
tect young tree, anil Hay:
"I did liiMI ncre hint HUmiiier nnd It
wa amiiHing to watch the rabbit
on moonlight night. They would
wrinkle their iiohch; ncratcli them
with a hfnd foot and move on to
the next tree, but there would lie
'nothing doing' on the gnaw."
Mr. Ilorton' method wa to take
common axle grcac, uch a I ob
tained In tin hoxc. Put on a pair
of cotton glove, Mich a can be
bought for ." or 10 cent per pair.
Smear a liberil amount of t he greae
in the palm of the gloved hand, grap
the butt of the tree ami pull up.
'I'll in put a thin coat in g of the greae
all over the trunk of the tree, and
while Homewhat of a tedloii job the
rain w ill not wanh tint material off.
and the Hincll I objectionable to the
We print our paper MONDAYS and
Tt'LSDAYS. Copy required Monday.
gentlemen nnd without exception
the member of thl commttee have
returned home fully HatiHlicd that
Albany ha been and I now lining
the bent p'l vetneiit.
They unqualifiedly repeated the
movement that wa Htarted thl
Spring In favor of Concrete, which
movement wa the en line of t heir hav
ing to take thl trip. Their finding
agaiiiHt t ht'colicrete werecoinillMi ve.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY AN
AUTOMOBILE, GET A
The Friction TransmissionJAutomobileJ ytSZ
fj During the past few weeks this car has sur
prised many by the case with which it climbs
Hood River hills. It is known as the
Simplest Car on Earth
every owner being able to make all necessary re
pairs without the aid of a machine shop. It's
simple control (ONE LEVER) has made it
justly popular with lady drivers.
J There are no noisy gears to strip and because
of this, the cost of maintainance has been re
duced to a minimum.
If you want a car of high efficiency and low cost
of upkeep just ask for a demonstration and con
IRELAND & SPRAGUE
Hood River Agents
SELLS FOR $22,000
A large deal for city iyoperty here
wan cloned Friday, when 1). I. C'lapp
bought from J. It. JohtiHOD the buI
ncHH block at the corner of Oak and
Third HtreetH, for $22,000.
Mr. JohiiHon took a part payment
the eight-acre ranch of Mr. Clapp, lo
cated la the I'.cliiiont dlntrlct, which
he vulued at $1.1,000, and he will
move to the country and make hi
home on the orchard laud.
' Mr. Johnnon purchased ttbe block
liint year from F.E. Jacknon for fit).
000, He Completely overhauled the
ofllce nnd apartment building on the
property thl Spring.
lllnhop Paddock delivered a very
eloquent sermon Sunday In the Bap-
G. It. Wood Ih having an addition
put on hi houHe. It. Hard wick Ih
doing the work.
Miutter lillly Booth came up from
Portland Saturday to visit with bin
winter, Bertha, and meet old school
Mrs. Wni. Johno1i nnd children
npent several days with relatives In
The Iialle last week, returning home
I. L. Kretzer, of The Dalles, has
jut fiulHlied boring a well for K. Ja
cobHon that Is nearly 200 feet deep.
with 0 feet of water.
T. Ix'lllott has moved into his new
houHe on hi farm south of town.
Mr. Haacke had the contract and It
1 a very neat farm bonne.
MIkh Alice Davenport came down
from The Dalle, Saturday, going on
to Hood Hlver Sunday morning to
lie with her sister. It. H. Kemp in
The Sunday School convention at
Dufur the 10th and 17th Ih expected
to be well attended from the Mosler
Hchool, as a number nre planning to
Mark A. Mayer I having the ma
terial hauled for a new dwelling
limine for hi employer. Mr. Mayer
had a carload of furniture shipped In
during the week.
Born, Wednesday. May loth, to
Mr. and Mrs. Kobt. Kvans, a son.
(irandpa McClure Is stepping high
over the tirst grandon, to say noth
ing of the father.
The many friend of MIh Mary
lte'veH are sorry to learn that her
condition Ih conidered dangeron.
The family and relative were called
The MoHler baseball team came
home from Kyle last Sunday step
ping lil-li, but It took lots of per
suading to convince the fellow that
stayed at home that Mosler had won
one game la Its life.
Mr. Samie was a visitor nt China
Mr. Davie was a visitor on China
The regular Ditch meeting was held
at I'arkdale Hall Saturday p. in.
Ml Bessie Hut on returned from
Hood Itiver on the Saturday train.
Mr. Joe Dimmlck was a passenger
on Saturday's train from Hood
Mr. 1. .1. Mohr, Mr. I'.d. Dresserand
Mr. Bert O'Kllley were visitors here
Mr. Middlcswart, of Mosler, Is here
verting her son, Bert Mfddleswart,
Mis Susie Mohr came "Home"
Wednesday after a long siege of Ill
ness and I here for the Summer.
Mr. Bert .lane, sou of A. A. Jane, n
prominent attorney of Hood Itlver,
visited I'arkdale Saturday, April 29.
Mr. Jones, of Jones Cash Store,
was a passenger on Saturday's train
to Dee, to look after ills orchard in
terests. I .aura A. Neal. grandmother of
(ieo. Baker, came up from Hood Klv
er and Isllvlngon the Hngeinan place
with her grandsons, Messrs. Baker.
I'. J. Mohr lias considerable clear
ing done and Is to set an acre of trees'
very soon. tne-half an acre Is In
red clover and look .green. He Is
here for the Summer.
The surveyors, having canned so
much dissatisfaction in this Valley
Crest region, have given up their
work a a b id Job and returned to
Mr. C, T. Kawson was a caller In
the I'pper Valley over Sunday.
Mr. (ieo. Baker went to Hood
Klver Tuesday. April 21th.
The Valley Crest school closed Mon
day with i very enjoyable picnic.
Mr. J. O. Ha nam returned from
Portland the 2!Mh of April, to his
China Hill ranch.
Several young people of this neigh
borhood attended Sunday services nt
Mt. Hood Sunday, and also helped
to eat the dinner that the Odd Fel
lows had prepared nt the Hall.
II A It I. E S O.
GATES, the spec
tacular sun of
"Bet You a Mil
lion" John W.
Gates, t being
sued for divorce
by his wife, Mrs.
Gates. A chorus
girl is the alleg
The Gntcses have
thirteen years and huve no children.
Mrs. Gates Is a duiiKhter of Mrs. Kate
Wheuton Martin of St. Louis and was
prominent socially in the western city
before her marriage to Gates.
Charles Gilbert Gates arrived in New
Tork ten years ago, and almost from
the minute his trnin pulled in the
young man began to make things bum.
He Immediately bought a seat in the
Stock Exchange for $.11,000, then the
highest amount that ever bad been
paid for that privilege.
Loved th Spectacular.
Toung Gates threw himself into the
money game with all the enthusiasm
that had earned his father the title
of "Bet you a million." lie founded
the firm Charles G. Gates & Co., with
branches in Philadelphia and Chicago
and with many partners.
Father and son were in Tennessee
Coal and Iron when thut stock was a
market sensation; they hnd Louisville
& Nashville almost under control at
one time; they were in Colorado Fuel
and flirted also with cotton. In 1907
young Gates sold his sent In the ex
change for $53,000, $2,000 more than
he had paid.
But Charlie Gates' love of the spec
tacular did not stop with the stock
market. He stirred New York society
'"- . i
MB. AND MRS. CHABLE8 O. GATES.
more than once. All the big gam
bling bouses in this country and
abroad soon knew the young man,
who usually was lucky. In April,
1008, he took a flyer at faro in Reno
and in less than thirty minutes left
the game $20,00 to the good. The
proprietor of the house was dealing,
and he took ofT the limit. Once young
Gates nearly whs $100,000 behind, but
he stuck to the gume, made his beta
In lumps of !?.", m each and ended by
putting a big dent in the bank.
Only a month after that lucky game
of faro Gates tried "playing the po
nies" in Bxlmont park. He picked
August Belmont's Field Mouse, a 100
to 1 shot, to win the Fashion stakes
and let $20, thereby cleaning up $2,-
Offer to Matoh For $40,000.
On one occasion an acquaintance ran
across Gates when he was hurrying
through the south on a flying trip.
"We've got $10,000 made up for a
little game of cards," remarked the
"Like awfully to Join you, but I'm
Just hurrying through and haven't
time," answered Gates. "But, sny, if
it's all the sumo to you I'll match you
for that amount."
The friend gasped and went awny.
Like his father. Gates has a weak
ness for a friendly game of poker.
The story is that Charlie Is one of the
few men that John V. can't bluff out
if a Jack pot. The father Is reported
to have said once: "There's no use
wasting valuable time on him. When
ho's In I stay out."
Gates' most recent spectacular
stunt was the hiring of a special
train to take him from Yuma, Aria.,
to New York. The 8,000 miles were
covered In seventy-four hours and nine
teen minutes. Including stops. The
trip was not becaus ho was ill, as has
been said, but because h wished to
prevent the filing of the present (11-
Torce proceedings against htm.
Send us your name or phone us
if you are growing
and get on our MAILING LIST
We are already conducting a large correspon
dence regarding the comingtcropand will mail
letters occasionally giving out good information
and making valuable suggestions to growers.
Eighteen years in the STRAWBERRY
business with an enviable record for highest and
DAVIDSON FRUIT CO.
BLOWERS HARDWARE CO.
I Spring House Cleaning Time
You have some old Furniture, Stoves and Ranges to trade for NEW
GOODS. We ha-Ve ihe Goods.
FURNITURE, CARPETS, MATTINGS, ART SQUARES,
t RUGS, LINOLEUMS, CHARTER OAK STOVES, RANGES
3j CAMPING OUTFITS TENTS, CHAIRS, STOVES, Zm-Everything that the Camper Needs &
OAnUtll IUUL0 LAWN MUWttlb, LAWN nAktd, KlliW, iHUVtLb, ifAUti, HUti, HAi, bAMUtN InUWtlJ flT
j WE BUY, SELL AND EXCHANGE EVERYTHING
4 don't forget the place:
I O. P. DA BNEY & SONS!
V 4th and State Streets. Phone 248-K &
One of many styles wo arc showing this season
J. G. Vogt