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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 34
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1911
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
University Club Picnic
Affords Day of Pleasure
Surrounded by Scenic Beauties of Punch Bowl, Large
Gathering of College Men and Friends Enjoy
OutingMeeting Results in Resolution to Ex
tend Sphere of Club's Activities.
Surrounded by the scenle lienutles
fit I tic Punch ltowl, the I'ulverslty
Chili picnic held Sunday wuh nil en
Joynble occasion. The picnic wuh
attended by uhout 100 members of
tin tin It ii nd their frlcndH, who came
friHii nil sections of the valley and
Home from out of town. A goodly
nuuiU-r went to the picnic grounds
on the Mt. Hood railroad, while
others motored or drove. At mid
day cnmii fires were lit and lunch
baskets oiiened, nnd the large gnth
erlng lunched In leafy bowers beside
the cool and sparkling waters of
Green I'olnt creek, which How Into
the west fork of the Mood Hlver Just
U'low the Punch Howl.
An Incident that caused excitement
and Intercut wan the appearance of a
rattler lu camp, which was promptly
killed by II. W. Lawrence. The un
welcome visitor was about three feet
long nnd had eight rattles und a
button. Its beautirul markings
caused It to lie In demand by the
ladles as a incmento of the (Tension,
and It was finally turned over to
Miss Harriet Allen, who will have a
purse mnde of the skin.
After luncheon a meeting of the
club was held, with a loir for the
president's rostrum. The meeting
was called to order by V. ('. Ilrock,
who stated that It was for the pur
pose of deciding on a definite policy
for the club. Truman Butler was
then chosen chairman, and h tilted
that the board of uovernors of the
organization wanted to obtain tin
sentiment of members as to whether
It should extend Its sphere of actlv
Ity or simply remain asocial organ!
SMfchcs were made by Dr. John
Beamont, I). Currier, I. M. Carroll,
J. F. liatchelder and V. ('. Brock.
The sis'iikers were all In favor of the
club continuing anil becoming a
stronger organization, nnd a mo
Hon to call a meeting of the members
later for this purpose was enthusias
tically carried. Reference was made
to the diminution the club has given
to Hood lilver with Its I'ulverslty
Club of over KtH members, ami the
Is-llef was unanimous that It would
nrove a still stronger factor In the
upbuilding of the community In the
After a short time spent In social
greetings, a large part of the gather
ing left for home, pronouncing the
day one of the plcasantcst In the his
tory of the social functions given by
Among those who were present
Prof- nnd Mrs. L. I". Henderson,
Miss Constance Henderson, Mr. and
Mrs. C, D. Thompson, Miss Alice
Horning. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Winter,
Mr. and Mrs. J. I.. Carter and their
guests, Mr. and Mrs. C. It. Moores
HOOD RIVER TO
Next Sunday the Hood Hlver base
ball boys will take on the (ircsham
Giants, the strongest semi profes
mIoiwiI ten in In the state. The Gresh
am team claims the semi-professional
championship of the state and a
numls-r of Its players nre looked up
on In Portland as material for some
of the big league teams. Hood Rlv
er w ill put Into the Held the strongest
bunch that It can muster from both
the Heights and league clubs, and
will go Into the diamond prepared
to make every effort to win. Base
ball lovers, It Is exerted, will be
given the best content of the season
and a big attendance Is looked for.
The game will be called at HW p. in.
Park Orange Meeting
Park (irange announces a very Im
portant meeting for Friday even
ing, August I'&th, nnd urges all mem
liers'to lie present. Itilslness of Im
portance Is to come Itefore the
(irange making It necessary that all
should Im- present.
A freight train wreck at Kowenn
Tuesday caused trallh; to be held up
for several hours. A wrecking crew
was sent out from The Dalles nnd
oM'tied the road. No one was In
jured but the enrs wen- badly
Try the Classified Column.
and son, of Portland, Miss Leila
Hershner, Mr. and Mrs. Sprague, ('.
M. 1'ptegrove, V. I. Cornell, Misses
Knnpp and Neason, of Brooklyn, X.
Y., Truman Butler, I-elding Kelly, R.
W. Kelly, P. H. Carroll, Al Peters,
Henri de Redding. A. K. Crocker, Ted
Pooley. K. I. Hick. It. K. Miller, (J. H.
Heels'. W. H. Lawrence, Miss Louise
Brown, John (ioldshury, K. V.
Arens, F. V. A reus, Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Heed, A. p. Biiteham, Miss Maud
liatehnm, of M osier. Miss Suzanne
Johnston and J. C. Johnston, of Se
attle, Miss Nora Lawlcr, Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Collin, Mr. and Mrs. F. A.
Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. It. T. New hall,
Miss Clara II. Wright, Mr. and Mrs.
Walton A. Green, Mr. and Mrs. S. (.
Babson, Kae Babson, ieo. Blodgett,
Miss Helen Hobson, Fay Korlck, C.
It. Condon, Boss Brooks, W. T. Bal
lard, Miss Ijela Kelsny, Dr. J. L.
Brautnont and wife, J. F. Batchelder
and wife, Geo. L. Batchelder, Dr.
and Mrs. Stanton Allen, Miss Harriet
Allen, Wyeth Allen, Mr. and Mrs. V.
('. Urock, Miss Kva Brock, Lillian
Brock, Llllle It. Brock. Mrs. ( has.
Henny, Mrs. Carpenter and Joe
Of the Week
Uernghty, sou of a
., " U, "!H' lVK- wiiiiam i: i rye or Maine, who bad a reetrd of fortv venrs in conKivss died omldenlv
The enBnKement of Ix.rd Camoys an.l MildnHl Sherman, reported and denied me time since, was officially announced. Samuel Rrown and Patrick Tim, nons
wore arreted In Jersey city on hnrKes of manslauKh.er, arson and conspiracy. ,!rown was shor, in his accounts with his en.plovers. and , hNciZ"
aid Tlmmou. hlnnl Frank Walsh to set Ore to the Arm's office nnd thereby destroy the evidence of lirown'. guilt Walsh was mortally Injured courosslon
REV. PARSONS TALKS
ON CHURCH UNITY
ICcv. J. It. Parsons, pastor of the
Hood Klver I'nlted Brethren church.
prenched a sermon on church union
Sunday, nnd stilted the terms on
which the local church would unite
with the Methodist church In Hood
Hlver. Mr. Parsons said he had lieeu
confronted with appeals to unite
ever since he had lieeu pastor of the
Hood Klver church, hut that the
i'nlted Brethren church In Hood
Klver would never dlsliand. He said
It was the first church In Hood Klver
that It had tiullt u Kj iiiimsltini for
the youiiK men and Installed il pub
lic library, therefor showing that It
had Ih-cii fulfilling Its full mission to
the community ns ii church, nnd that
It had no reasons for quHlliiR now.
He said, however, he would be In
favor of havliiK the Methodists unite
with the Tnlted Brethren church, as
they came here after the latter church
had Ih-cii built, and In return would
favor the erection of a Methodist
Church on Hood Klver Heights and
would urife all the Tnlted Brethren
tnemliers on the HclffMs unci In the
country to unite with that church.
Mr. Parsons said the I'nlted Breth
n church In the I'nlted States had
Ih.vii the pioneer In the advocacy of
church union, and that he k rent I. v de
plored the multiplicity of churches In
small cities. He lired, however, the
priority of his church here, and held
to the principle that the I'nlted
Brethren church had i Hrst ritt to
maintain Its Identity as a church In
case of a union of the Methodist and
I'nlted Brethren churches. Mr. Par-
son g Mens on church unity win lie
Klven III his own words In the next
Issue of the News.
BAD WRECK DELAYS
TRAINS ON 0-W. R. &. N.
Thirteen cars of a west bound
O-W. K. & X. freight train were de.
railed one mile east of Itlalocks at 6
o'clock Friday morning. The acci
dent was caused by u broken flange.
Other freight and passenger traffic
was delayed for several hours and
the damage to the freight train
equipment approximated l-HOO.
Fast mall train No. 9, which was
running four hours late, was east of
the scene of the accident aud did not
reach Hood River until late Friday
night. The Chicago-Portland Kx
press, due in this city at 10:110 o'clock
a. m., and theSoo Spokane Portland
train Xo. 11, due here at 0:2.'i a. m.,
were also east of the trouble. Pass
engers on these trains were trans
ferred. Two cars of bridge steel and one
car of heavy machinery were Includ
ed In the wreckage which made the
task of clearing the track exceedingly
dlflicult and slow.
Hood River had no mall from
points cast of Chicago Friday,
owing to the wreck.
Band Boys Arrange Excursion
The band boys, who will run an
excursion from here to The Dalles,
by the steamer Tahoma, on Labor
Day, announce the fare for the round
trip at ".") cents. The steamer will
leave here it N a. m., and from The
Dalles nt K o'clock In the evening on
Its return. The day's sport Includes
a parade, hose race, Held sports, ball
game and other competitions.
The climate aud conditions that
are best for apples nre l08t for man.
EVENTS OF WORLD WIDE INTEREST PICTURED FOR BUSY READERS
whs the eloiH'ment of Miss Juli;i KsielU I-'
v. ... ,
isewport llvoryman. General
Veterans, died at
FAST FRUIT EXPRESS
DAILY TO CHICAGO
Improved fast freight service has
been provided by the railroads from
Oregon orchards to the Eaet, that
will, no doubt, facilitate the market
ing of the year's crop. The schedule
provides for nil eljht and nine-day
service from the leading districts to
Chicago and the, special train will
leave Portland dally.
Rev. Handsnker Returns From Trip
Kev. and Mrs. T. S. Handsaker re
turned Monday, from Ocenn Park,
Wnsh., where they have Ist'ti for the
past four weeks.
Kev. Handsaker will (x-enpy his
pulpit at the First Christian Church
next Sunday morning, and will
preach In the evening at the Metho
dist Church. Subject of evening dis
course, "The Twentieth Century
Alarshfleld Man Wants Contract
Hugh Mcl.aln leaves tomorrow for
Hood Klver, Oregon, wher ho will
bid on the Installation of a new mu
nicipal water plant for that city.
That Mr. Mclwiln will get the big
contract Is the hope of his many
friends here who are confident that
he will be able to do a high class
work that will be more than satis
factory. Marsh field Times.
Baptist Y. P. S. Active
The program of the Baptist Y. P.
S. for the coming fall will Include a
class In "First Aid to the Injured."
.1 list now a dull Is being formed for
the securing of the late books of par
tlcular value and Interest. Informa
tion concerning this project may lie
obtained from Mr. A. .1. Bruniulst,
president, or from the minister,
JAP BALL PLAYERS
PUT UP FAST GAME
Contrary to expectations, the base.
ball game between Hood River and
the Seattle Japanese College team,
played at Columbia Park Sunday,
proved to be an Interesting contest
It wuh attended by the largest crowd
of the season, among whom were a
big gathering of Japanese, who
rooted for their little brown brothers
The score .was 1 toOln favor of
the home team, the solitary run be
ing scored by Hall. Hart and Hall
were the battery for the locals, and
the Japs could do nothing with the
hill man's twisters. The former
residents of Mikado lam, however,
played a fine game In the field. Act
ive as cats, they were everywhere,
aud pulled down liners and tiles that
looked like safe lilts. The game was
watched with great Interest, aud the
prowesa displayed by the Japs was
a big surprise.
SPROAT ATTENDS APPLE
- SHIPPERS' CONVENTION
C. II. Sproat. manager of the Ap
ple Growers' Lnlon, returned on
Wednesday from Detroit, where he
attended the convention of the Xa
tlonal Frultbuyera' Association.
Price on apples for the coming
season are indefinite, according to
Mr. Sproat. The buyers In the dif
ferent cities are offering the growers
a barrel for their product, while
the latter are demanding :!. Few
purchases have as yet leen made.
George V. Gonloti, member of concress
alcamshln Columbia of the Anrhor 11
ROUTED RY SKUNK
Two young Chicago bear hunters
had un experience that will be last
ing, while hunting bear In the moun
tains west of (ireen Point. They
came to a U-rry patch where they
discovered two cutis that were hold
lug at bay n scrub dog taken along
on the hunt. I'd Walsh, one of the
hunters, after a few shots, succeeded
In killing one of the young bears and
the other got away.
It was while the ycung men were
gazing at the trophy, that the old
mother U-ar came crashing through
the woods to a scene of slaughter,
nnd after ft glimpse at the angry nn
Imal the two young hunters took to
their heels, leaving their booty be
hind. In their flight for their lives
they crossed the pathway of an ever
rendy skunk, which so Impressed
them with Its essence of tribal
dignity that added Impetus was
given to their flight
Walsh and Charles Harding, his
companion, said they would return
to Chicago fully satisfied.
Sixteen Berries Weigh 14 Ounces
TheSuinpter, Ore., American says:
"Sumpter Is not known ns a straw-ts-rry
country, but Hood Klver ami
the other' famed ls-rry districts
would have to look around some to
llnd sixteen strawberries that will
weigh fourteen ounces. The farmers
of Sumpter Valley, by turning their
attention to the culture of t hese red
nuggets, could make Sumpter hs
famous as did the enrly dav placer
miners with the yellow nuggets they
washed from gravel liars."
Copy lor advertisements MUST be
in the office by Monday NOON.
G.A. R. DELEGATES GO
EAST IN SPECIAL PULLMAN
1 he Oregon delegation to the Na
tional (Jrand Army F.ncampmcnt at
Rochester, X. Y., which left Portland
last Wednesday morning, passed
through here on the Chicago L1ni
Red. The party Includes 21' veterans
and their wives ami In addition to
Department Commander Xewton
Clark, Mrs. Clark, and F. W. Dletz
and wile, of Hood River, consisted of
William Fluhrer, Maygers; Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. L'dmunds, Mrs. A. C. Ed
munds, Jr., Miss Hazel Gloss and
Miss Marlon F.dmunds, grandchil
dren of Mr. L'dmunds, who Is a na
tional color-bearer; Mr. and Airs. A.
S. Blower, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Shor
no and Miss Irvine, all of Portland;
Mrs. J. I). Crocker, Mrs. L. L. Swin
gle and Mr. and Mrs. V. It. Beach, of
Ashland; Mrs. Cora B. Davis, I'nlon;
W. (). Bobliett, and Clarence White,
The trip was made In a special car
and every arrangement was made
by the railroad company for the
comfort of the party, which arrived
In Rochester Sunday morning.
Schools Open Sept. 4
The Hood River schools will open
Monday. Sept. 4th, when the classes
will be organized and the new term
commenced. During the summer the
schools have been renovated and put
In shape for occupancy. The teach
ers are commencing to report and It
Is expected that next week will see
most of them on the ground pre
pared for work.
Apples carry the pure food stamp
of the great physician.
i,. , UUUfl Kill, h I ( 11 JOI1U I.
HONORS GIVEN TO REV.
HARGREAVES OF THIS CITY
The Morning Astorian, In com
menting on the address of Kev. .1. K.
Hargreaves before the Oregon Devel
opment Ix-ngue In that city recently,
"As a result of his address on Com
mnnlty Solidarity, J. Kolert Har
greaves won for himself an honor
ary life membership In the organisa
tion and the respect nnd admiration
of every delegate present. He de
plored the conditions existing in
many localities, where denomina
tions nbleil themselves by seclus
ion, nnd urged each delegate to
carry home the thought of Christian
organization and federation, which
would give every denomination an
opportunity to grow and do useful
work without losing any of the
basic principles of a particular creed
Horticulture Is a science, not ft
The apple box Is nature's medicine
Apples are an antidote for drink
The man In the orchard Is always
a good citizen.
Anarchy never gathered ft tilt from
Its own apple tree.
The road that lends to the orchard
Is the pathway to a simple, happy,
1 would rattier trust a Judge that
loves apples than one that hankers
lifter bear meat.
Apple orchatds are Niter nurser
ies of citizenship than the dirk of
battle ships or military camps.
August '.'7 Methodist church,
Kev. T. S. Handsaker, preacher.
Petition City Council To
Close Shows Sunday
Church People Say Moving Pictures Draw Young
People Away From Evening ServiceCouncil
Hears Other Petitions and Remonstrances, But
Reserves DecisionOther City Affairs of Interest.
Petitions and remonstrances ga
lore engaged most of the attention
of the members of Hood Kiver'sclty
council at its meeting Monday even
ing. Probably the petition of widest
Interest was one asking the council
to take steps looking to the closing
of moving picture shows on Sunday,
and which bore the names of about
2U0 representative citizens. It is
claimed that the picture shows are
interfering with the attendance at
evening service at the churches. Kev.
J. B. Parsons, Kev. T. S. Handsaker.
A. T. Allen and Dr. Carpenter were
present as sponsors for the petitions.
On motion of Councilman Kobertson,
the matter was referred to the Judici
ary committee to report at the next
meeting of the council. If It is de
cided to close the shows, an ordi
nance will have to be passed by the
council to do so.
A petition to make some changes
In the steps at the head of Second
street received favorable considera
tion. Residents on the south side
of Columbia street remonstrated
against the proposed cement side
walks, objecting to any additional
expense this year. The remonstrance
was signed by many of the property
owners ami was referred to the street
committee to ascertain If the remon
strators were In the majority.
Residents of Moiitello street on the
Heights remonstrated ugalust cem
ent wulks, although the council was
led to lielieve they were In favor of
them. Their objection was also on
account of the expense, and also the
fact that the walks had only been
ordered on one side of the street and
that It had not leen graded. A. V.
Onthank represented the objectors,
aud II. H. Bailey and Recorder l,nn-
gille also talked on the matter.
Mr. Onthank called attention to
the bad condition of the sidewalks
on Ninth street, which he said should
lie remedied on account of the large
iiuiiiNt of school children passing
Great Activity in Church
Work Shown in Valley
Oak Grove Dedicates New Edifice, Parkdale Will Fol
low Suit Sunday and Odell in the Near Future--Structures
Are Handsome and Commodious and
Are Recipients of Liberal Subscriptions.
The dedication of the new church
at Oak (irove, which took place
Sunday, was an event of great Inter
est lu this rapidly-growing commu
nity, and ttie new edifice, which
seats "JiHI, was filled with an enthusi
The dedication ceremonies were
conducted by Kev. K. H. lirecnlng. of
Spokane, assisted by Kev. II. .1.
Wood, pastor of the Belmont church,
and. while simple, were Impressive.
After it brief, but excellent, musical
program given by some of ttie best
local musicians. Mr. Greening deliv
ered an eloquent and what seemed
to many a prophetic sermon entitled
"The Church of Tomorrow."
A request for subscriptions to de
fray the cost of the church was met
by a hearty response ami nearly
$1,IKM) was raised. This will cover
the present Indebtedness and leave ft
surplus sufficient for the purchase of
rt bell. The evening service was held
at Belmont church, where a stirring
evangelistic meeting took place.
Kev. 11. J. Wood, pastor of the
Belmont church, has lccn one of the
most earnest workers In having the
church at Oak (irove erected. Real
izing the need of n religious Institu
tion In that community, his tvork
has lieeu brought to a successful con
elusion with the aid of the progress
ive residents of the Oak Grove nelgh
borhoood. Sunday, August '.'7th. the new
building of the I nlUd Church of the
I'piH-r Valley, at Parkdale, will be
opened to the public. The service
of dedication will be held at 11 a. in.
Kev. V. S. II olt, l. D., uf Portland,
w ill be the chief speaker. Dr. Holt Is
Field Secretary for the Presbyterian
Board of Home Missions for the Pa
cini' coast. He Is a tw in of wide ac
over them In wet weather. Council
men Early, Wright and Brosius dis
cussed the councll'a attitude, and a
motion was Anally carried to lay
walks on both sides of Montello
street and grade It.
An offer from the railroad com
pany to allow the city to renew Its
lease to right of way for Its sewer
under the tracks at First street was
accepted, and also an offer from the
company to permit the city to use
its culvert at the foot of second street
for storm water. The privilege of
using the latter, It was stated, will ,
save the city atout $0).
A communication from Ulan & Co.
notified the council that they were
prepared to assign their contract for
the fJO.Oijo In water bonds to Mor
ris Bros., was read. A copy of the
contract was ordered turned over to
Attorney Derby, the council's attor
ney, for an opinion as to Its legality
and also to ascertain what action
Morris Bros, proposed to take.
A long discussion then ensued over
the sidewalk along the Gerdes and
railroad company's property on Cas
cade avenue. The comDanv was
represented by J. H. Fredricy. The
discussion was caused by the fact
that it will be necessary to raise the
grade of the walk about 30 Inches at
the top of the steps leading down to
the station. After u full discussion,
the matter was left In the hands of
the street committee.
Bids for laying of cement walks on
the south side of State atreet from
Second to Sixth were received from
the Aldred Company and John U.
Zolls, aud ordered let to the lowest
bidder. Permission to lay a six foot
cement walk around his property at
First and State street was denied
Prof. L. F. Henderson on account of
ttie pr(Kedure being contrary to the
ordinance providing for walks. The
bonds of K. I), riould and u Portland
firm, for completing sewer contracts,
were accepted, and several ordi
nances providing for improvements
read and ndopted.
quaintance In the various branches
of the Christian church, has had
long experience on the Pacific coast,
and Is In hearty accord with the
movement for broad church unity, a
problem the people of the l"pier Val
ley nre trying to work out. Ills
visit Is anticipated with pleasure by
all friends of the church. it Ik
hoped that representatives of other
churches will be present and take
part In the service.
The building will represent an ex
penditure of about $:t,!N) when en
tirely completed, and the committee
lu charge hope to come to the dedi
cation service with theentlre amount
provided for, so that no subscrip
tloiM for this purpose will Is called
for on that day. Alts-rt Sutton Is
ttie architect and I.. G. Baldwin the
builder. Ttie building Is an adapta
tion of Mission style, a radical de
parture from conventional types In
many respects, and Is considered an
unusually attractive and suitable
The I'nlted Church of the I'pper
alley aiso has a building near the
Mt. Hood postotlice, w here services
are helil every Sunday. F.very two
weeks an afternoon service Is held at
the Valley Crest schoolhouse. The
organization Is the result of an at
tempt to work out the problem of
practical church unity. Ten branches
of ttie church lire represented In lis
membership nnd working forces. An
associated membership Is offered to
those w ho cannot freely come Intu
full uieintiershlp. Then- are at pres
ent nearlv one hundred memU rs In
full and regular standing. 'I he
church Is nominally Prcshi terlan,
lielllg III Connection With the higher
courts of that bo.lv, but Is go. rte-'l
llsiliniml n l'if.' !"J