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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 40 sv1
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1911
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
WATER PLANT TAKEN OVER BY m0ea,raJ:TfZ"
Strong Local Interest
In Christian Science
Transfer of System Long Desired by Municipality Con
su mated MondayNotwithstanding Statement That
Company Would Enter Suit to Reclaim Plant, No
Such Action YetLast Phase of Case Will Be Heard
Before Judge Bradshaw Here This Week.
Notwithstanding rumor to the
contrary the Pucllle Tower & Light
Com jmny transferred the city water
system to the costody of the city
authorities Monday, tliu tentative
custodian of the plant being the fire
anil water committee of the city
council. Reprencnttng the committee
Recorder Lnngllle was placed In
charge of the hooks and otllce of the
water workM and spent the day In
vestigating the accountH and mak
ing an Inventory of the proerty.
Ah there In no provUton In the city
charter for conducting a city water
plant It Im expected later to pas the
needed legislation or ordinance.
While nothing deljnlte In thin repect
ha been de'lded upon It 1h U-lleved
that the course adopted In other
cities that have municipal water
plant will he followed und that a
hoard of water commissioner, Hep
arate from the city council, will lie
elected or appointed with power to
employ needed help anil control the
Hood River Solons
Take Decisive Action
Vacate Street for Library, Order Wires Un
derground and Put Overhanging Porches and
Street Obstructions Under Ban Other Work
Must Be Constructed According to Hoyle.
i conference letween the
unlttee of the city council
in) r. brary committee of the
A iiiiun H Club, t he nulled feathern of
the latter were Hiuoothed out Mon
day night, and an ordinance pawned
vacating Fifth ntreet, with the right
renerved for a twenty foot driveway.
Representing the Woman' Club,
Mr. Wm. Stewart and Mr. Chan.
Cant tier were prenent at the meeting
and thanked the city father for their
prompt attention to the matter,
whonecaune wa enpouned before the
council by Councilman ltronlun.
F'-'lowlng the trannfer of the water
i 1 i application were prenented
m.v ' ha. T. F.arly, chairman of the
v nd wnter committee, for the po-
1 nn of Huperlntendent and clerk.
"iig the applicant were Conncll
Henry Howe, John S. ltooth
I
II. IS. Lnngllle, of Hood River.
the latter Htatingln hi communica
tion that he would accept the ponl
Hon at a nnlary of per month.
A. G. (illmore, nn out of town man,
who nald he had had neveral year'
experience In managing water plant,
wa alno an applicant. Minn Lucille
Johnnoii, who ha lieen with the
water company for Home time, ap
plied for the ponttlon of clerk. The
nppllcatlonn were referred to the
fire and water committee for their
recommendation.
( )verhnnglng porehen, and a wulng
and Htreet obstructions In the husl
tieHH dlntrlct received serious ntten
and the matter wa referred to At
torney Perby. From the attitude of
the ronnellniPii, It 1 believed that tf
he report that the charter provide
for their removal, they will promptly
I'm ordered removed. Another mat
ter of Importance wathe adoption
of the report of Chairman ltohcrton
nfjl lie Htreet committee, recommend,
lag that nil wires In the fire limit
Hhall be placed underground prevl
iiiirt to the laying of hard surface
pavement.
The application of J. II. Koberg
for a franchlne to erect pole and
Hiring wire on the Htreet leading to
the boat landing, wnsjrfefrrrdl back
to commit tee, with luntructloii to
have the prop r reHtrli'tlon placed
In It before granting It. The bid for
newer bond, amounting to f!l,:tOO,
was awarded to the Security and
Trut Co., of Toledo, Ohio, on rec
ommendatlon of the finance commit
tee, and a public drinking fountain
wa authorized on the city ntreet
and at the city hall.
The employment of an expert en
gineer In connection with the pro
posed city water work count ruction
other feature. neceHHary to the prop
er conduct of the plant.
The trannfer of the plant to the
city meet with general approval by
citizens who lelleve that It 1h the
moHt Important Htep toward the
coiiHtructlon of a new system and In
allowing the completion of Htreet
ImprovementH which have been held
up until the water inalnR can be laid.
Although It ha liccu Htateil that
the company would apply for an or
der from the federal court unking for
the return of the plant on account of
the company' objection to taking
warrant In payment, no such ac
tion nan yet been taken.
The final Issue In the matter In
volving the Hale of the bonds Ih ex
pected to le nettled thin week when
Judge I'.rndshaw, now Hitting In
circuit court here, render decision In
the Injunction suit lutltuted by J,
F. liatchelder. Arguments In the
cane are expected to !e heard today,
Geo. It. Wilbur for the complainant
canned connlderable illncunnlon, Coun
cilman ltronlun anklng that action be
delayed on ihe matter until the plan
for the new w ater witrkn which the
city now han can lie panned on by an
expert, and until the money to build
the plant In In the hand of the coun
cil. Councilman Karly contended
that money would be naved the city
by accepting the nervlce of a com
petent engineer on the percentage
banln, not to exceed 4 percent of the
contract price. The committee, he
nald, had figured out that If the offer
of Newell, Gosnet & Walh wa ac
cepted their nervlecH would approxi
mate a cunt of $7,7(HI and probably
more. He would like, he nald, to
have the city protected In the
amount they would have to pay for
an expert engineer and know what
the amount wan In advance. A. C.
Keee, reprenentlng L. ('. Kelney, and
the latter alno were prenent and Mr.
Reese, on behalf of Mr. Kelnay, made
the broad ntutemeut that If Mr. Kel
nay could not nupply the city with a
net of plan giving a more effective
plan than It now had the latter
would not charge a cent for hi ner
vlce. Mr. Kelnay ha offered to take
the work for ix maximum price of
$:i,tMl. Tl)i report to accept Mr.
Kelnay' service wa not concurred
In and the matter will come up for
News Snapshots
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the accident Robert L, Borden, who opposed Premier Lnurlcr In Canada's riclproclty fight, triumphed and will undoubtedly be the nct premier, as
Iinrler has declared that he would resign If his cause was defeated. In nn Interview premier I.nirlcr said: "We hare fallen In a high and honorable
cause, but we ahatl come again to the fight I can say Hint I have nothing to reproach myself with."
and Steam and Derby for the city
In the meantime Morrl Ilros.,
who have agreed to take the bond,
are cloHlug up the Decennary forrnul
ltlen a fast a poHHlble aad It I ex
pected that they will lie ready to
turn over the money In a few day
HOOD RIVER GRADS
ENROLLED AT EUGENE
Twelve graduate of Hood IMver
high school have reglntered at the
Unlvernlty of Oregon thl fall.
'Niese, with three other student
who claim Hood River Valley a a
home, Dwell the enrollment of Hood
Klver ntudeiit at F.ugeue to tl total
of fifteen.
Of thene, Sidney Hendemon and
Jack Luckey are seniors, and l!ur
lelgh tanh, Iyenii Newton, Key in und
Karly, Karl Out hank and Clyde Pat
tee u re junior. Only two frenhmen
are reglntered to date, Roger Moe
and Martha Struck, (ieorgla Ura-
ther. Will Cann, Chenter Huggtnnand
Florence Avery are nophomoren thin
year.
An In former yearn. Hood Klver
ntudent are going out for all that
college life offer. Roger Moe, fresh
inan and Alpha Tau Omega pledge,
I expected to make the frenhman
football team. Will Cass will hold
an editorial ponltlon with the Ore
gon Emerald, the college neml-weekly.
Jack Luckey In renting on the laurel
of his Huccenful managemetn of hint
year' 'Varnlty baneball season.
Chenter Hiiggiun I training for the
dlntauce run In the nprlng, by turn
ing out for cronn country practice.
Hugglnn won bin track '(' bint
nprlng, while a frenhman. and 1
counted one of the famoun Kill Hay
ward' nurent point winner. Karl
Onthank In editor of the college an
nual, publlnhed each year by the
Junior clann. Thl annual I known
a the Oregana. It form a large
volume, profuncly llluntrated with
ncenen of college life and lilted with
the picture of college H'ople and
matter of college Interent.
Martha Struck, who entern thin
year. In a winter of Ferdinand Struck,
who graduated last nprlng with high
honor and who In now head of the
departmeu tof manual training, and
alno athletic trainer, for the high
nchooln of Tacoma, connldered a re
murkably good ponltlon for a man
Junt out of college.
action again.
Action tending to better sanitary
condition for the city wa ordered
and nlo for a more rigid Innpectlon
of the new newer being laid on the
height. An Inn pec tor wa alno or
dered appointed for the cement slde
walkn being laid and a motion panned
authorizing the appointment of
other Innpector when needed.
EVENTS OF WORLD WIDE INTEREST PICTURED FOR BUSY READERS
Tho giant liner Olympic, westwnrd IhiuikI from Southampton, was ratmned by the Itrlllsh cruiser Itawkennd furced to put Into
port for repairs. It Is thought that Captain Smith will bo exonerated Premier Stolypln. head of the Russian cabinet, who was
shot by a spy In the theater nt Kiev, died of hi wound. A racing aulo on the track at the New York state fair at Syracuse
plunged through the fence nnd killed twelve persons. An Investigation is IhIhu mnile. as It Is said that negligence caused
Impressions of Big Country Just Opened by
Railroad Secured in a 400 flile Auto Trip
See Passing of Stage Coach and Freight
Wagon in Country Rich with Possibilities.
A 400-nille automobile trip through
central Oregon will convince the ob
server of it VBHtne, It ponnlbllltlen
of great development, Itn magnificent
Hceuery and also of the hardnhlpH Its
sturdy pioneer resident have en
dured, and are In many Inntancen
ntlll enduring. With the coming of
the railroad and Irrigation In some
sections of this big country the latter
condition 1 becoming ameliorated,
but the uncertainty of crops In the
unlrrlgated and seml-artd ectlons
will always cause farming In them
to be of a precarious nature, rather
than on a fixed ba1.
With several of hi friend the edi
tor has just returned from the
central Oregon country. In the
party were Truman Kutler, P. S.
Davidson, W. L. Clark and W. H.
Walton. Mr. Clark, who wan famil
iar with the country, acted us chief
guide and was a good one. Mr. Kut
ler drove the car and hi skill ns a
chauffeur must be admitted a he
returned the party and machine
without so much as a scratch. Mr.
Davidson officiated In the ponltlon ol
master mechanic and the editor did ,
BUSINESS CHANGE IN
A bunlnes change of Interest took
place In the affair of the Gllbert
Yuughun Implement Company Octo
ber 1st, when C. II. Vaughan dirt
posed of hi Interest In the company
and resumed hi connection with the
Kutler Kanklng Company.
With the ret'rinent of Mr.
Vaughan the business was Ineorpor
porated, the name of the company
belug changed to the Gilbert Imple
ment Company and Mr. (illbert lie
(lulrlng)the larger share of the capital
ntcx'k of SlD.tHXl. Ttie other members
of the company are M. II. Nlckelnen,
who ha been with the business for
several yearn, and W. L. Stewart,
for some time alno a valued employe
of the company.
Under the able conduct of Mennrn.
Vaughau and (illbert the company
has built up a large business and han
become one of the most completely
equipped Implement establishment I
In the state. With the annlntance of
the new member of the company,
experienced In the bunlnenn ami In
touch with the valley' ami city's
needs In the Implement and other
line carried by the company It is the
expectation of Mr. (illbert to main
tain the high bunlue standard net.
and the new organization In receiv
ing the lient wlnhe of many friend
for continued and even greater
Hiicce.
Don't Bake Bread
We can furnish you a sweet, nutri
tious loaf of bread made In the clean
est and bent arranged automatic
bakery In Oregon. .Inst nnk for Log
Cabin Bread. Made by the Log Cab
In -linking Co., Portland, Ore. For
sale at K. F. Gibson's Bakery.
the heavy looking on, or to be more
explicit, rubljer-necklng. Recent
rains had put the road In good con
dition and the weather belDg all
that could be anked for we sped
along miles of roads lined with
wheat farms, hay and cattle ranches
and nature's most wonderful scenery.
From Hood River to The Dalles
the run wa without Incident other
than that we panned out of the val
ley of lntennlfled farming, green
things aud luxury and pawned luto
the realm of plains, big acreage and
lutertultent prosperity.
Taking the river highway from
Wasco's metropolis to Miller's
bridge, a dintance of IS miles, the
magnificent sweep of the Columbia
and Celllo Falls many hundred feet
below proved a wonderful spectacle.
At Celllo the mammoth bridge of the
Oregon Trunk, spanning the river,
was seen partly completed, and at
the Ieschute the Hill railroad was
crossed and an entrance made lDto
Sherman county. From the Des
chutes to Wanco, a dltance of 11
miles, the route lay through wheat
(Continued on Page 7)
BUTLER BANKING CO.
INCREASES CAPITAL
At a meeting of the stockholders
and directors of the Kutler Banking
Company held yesterday Hood Rlv
er's pioneer's banking Institution
took Important action by voting to
Increane Its capital stock from 150,000
to $KK).0(K). The Increase In the capi
tal stock wa made necessary by Us
largely Increased bunluen. The new
lnnue of stock wa Immediately taken
up by the stockholder. The bank
wa established eleven year ago
w ith a capital of Ji'tl.tKK) and deponlt
of $.'!!, 0(X. It last statement showed
deposit aggregating J."i7l',0(H).
Due to Increasing business changes
In the management of the bank are
announced by the directors which in
cludes the election of Truman Butler
to the position of vice president and
manager and C. H. Vaughan, for
merly connected with the Institution,
as cashier. Ix'nlle Kutler wilt remain
a president and also chairman of
of the board of directors. On the de
cision of the directors the changes
went Into effect immediately, Mr,
Vaughan assuming his position us
cashier and Mr. Kutler his new duties
as vice president and manager.
Reception For Pastor
The ladles of Anbury Methodist
church will hold a reception Friday
evening of this week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. I'pson, on State
ntreet, for the purpose of welcoming
their new pastor, Rev. W. K. Young,
and his family. A cordial Invitation
In extended to all member and
friends of the church.
Mary Knaw.
Governess What la the future of the
verb "to love," Mary? Pupil (after a
tmnsel To marry, ma'am.
Large Audience Attends Lecture Given by
Prominent Advocate Deep Interest Manifest
in Faith that Has Recently Secured Strong
Following Here Resume of Speaker's Address
One of the largest audiences of the
Hf"an on assemble! at Hellbronner hall
Tuesday evening to hear Frank H.
Leonard, the eminent Christian Sci
entist lecturer. Mr. Leonard was
eloquent and broad minded In bis at
titude toward other religious faith
and hi audience was deeply Inter
ested. Mayor Hartwlg, who Introduced
Mr. Leonard, said;
"Friend and Fellow Citizens: In
Introducing the speaker of the even
ing I beg leave to take about two
minute in mentioning something of
the subject of the teaching that he
will discus with you to a pleasing
extent thl evening. It U not entire
ly new. It Is not at all new In Hood
River. . In fact, it ha a very sub
stantial following In the city, as well
as In the valley and country sur
rounding. It might be termed, per
haps, new thought, new teaching
applied to more recent conditions of
society and life the subject, the
teachings that bare made better
men and woman, bappler men and
women, better fathers and mothers,
better citizens In this community In
the following and practicing of the
dominant teachings that govern the
human mind; and with that end In
view, we are very much pleased to
welcome thl speaker to thl vicinity,
and we are sure that none of you
will leave disappointed and that the
community will be better for this
visit. It will, therefore, give me
great pleasure to Introduce to you
Member of the Board of Iectureshlp
of the Mother Church, The First
Church of Christ Scientist, In Boston,
Frank H. Leonard."
In opening, the speaker gave an In
teresting analysis and explanation
of the creation and tenets of the
Christian Science religion. Continu
ing he said:
"It has lieen said of Christian Sci
CHURCH UNION
GETS BROADSIDE
Rev. K. A Hurrls gave the first of
his series on town topics last Sunday
evening at the Congregatlonnl church
spenklug on Church I'nlty. He en
dorsed the union movement worked
out by Rev. VanNuys at Parkdale,
noted the experiment In federation
at Mosler and the series of conferen
ces to lie held by the heads of mis
sionary boards of various denomin
ations In the northwest in an effort
to get together. Speaking of union
In Hood River he said that the move
ment would make little progress so
long as membership In our churches
meant me suumissiou 10 some ceu -
tral authority claiming the right to
govern or obedience to some mere
ordinance. He thought the lutluence
of traditionalism one of the hardest
thing to overcome and said:
"The churches wilt hesitate to
unite until the people of the individ
ual churches learn how to live to
gether In their own church: until the
various churches stop catling each
other names, quarreling over nun
essentials and reading each other
out of the church because they do
net all think nnd act alike. Aud un
til the churches seeking union are ns
ready to give up and lone themselves
for a larger movement as they ask
the other churches to be," said Rev.
Harris, "there will W no union of
churches. Pown at bottom the
truth 1 flint the churches, like men,
have not the grace to get down on
their knees and confess their sins be-'
fore the public. : .lohu GoMsbury. president; 'i. M
"Not no many years ago the people Uptegrove, vice-prowl. ! nt : C. P. .lo
ot three other churcho In Hood I barmen, treasurer; W. I,. Mas in, -River
worshiped and worked in Rlv- rotary; advisory board, R. F.. llnb-
erslde church. They were happy and
united. They were drawn away at-I
most reluctantly by the coming of,
outside parties w ho Insisted on de-; tier In which they . mdui ted the n
nomlnatloiial loyalty .' Today thene sootatlon during the pant year, tin-
same denomination are among the,
tnont Insistent on church union. I et j
the Ideal of Riverside church ever be
to so stand for the universal truth. '
so guarantee individual liberty of I
thought, so extend personal follow-1
ship and so work for the common (
good of nil as to ileinonst rate her
right to t xtst; and not only live for
others but be ready to die If need lie
for the coming of a larger g I."
entists that If ever any one came Into
their homes who was sick and who
was not a Christian Scientist, they
would lock the doors and windows
and lose the key to prevent them
from having a physician If they
wanted one. I want to read from
the Christian Science text-book (page
44.1) what the leader of the Christian
Science movement had to say on that
point.
" 'If patients fall to experience the
healing power of Christian Science,
and think they can be benefited by
certain ordinary physical method
of medical treatment, then the Mlnd
physlclan should give up such cases,
and leave Invalids free to resort to
whatever other systems they fancy
will afford relief.'
"That Is common sense, and com
mon sense and Christian Science are
one and the same thing when It
comes to a consideration of how to
treat disease, and knowing salvation
to be an individual work. The
Christian Scientists take this atti
tude because the Bible teaches us
that man may plant and man may
water, but It Is 'God that veth the
Increase.' The Increase Is God's bus
iness, and It Is not In our province to
endeavor to Interfere In any way.
All must follow the line. In their
striving for salvation, that seems
right to them until they come to u
realization that It 1 not the tight
way; and the blessed promise is held
out to us that eventually we shall
all come to the right way for the
Bible teaches that God Himself said,
'They shall alt know me, from the
least of them unto the greatest of
them.'
"We must gain a spiritual view
point from which to grasp the spirit
ual allness of Christ's teachings.
We cannot grasp what he taught In
thl world from a materialistic view-
(Continued on Pagm 5)
UPPER VALLEY ASSO.
HAS JIG MEETING
Despite the Inclement weather that
prevailed on Monday evening, Sep
tember 2.'th, a large and enthusias
tic number turned out to attend the
annual meeting of the Upper Hood
River Valley Progressive Associa
tion, Reports from several commu
tes were read, and they certainly
show gratifying results accomplished
during the past year. Notable
among the achievements directly due
to the association's efforts arc Im
proved transportation service, the
erection of commodlou shorse sheds
which will be appreciated by all who
visit the Upper Valley the coming
iiun - r iur greuiiy improveu couui-
tlou of our roads, and the rapid
strides toward securing parcels post
and rural free delivery. The enter
tainments so successfully given by
the association demonstrate the tal
ent wlthlu It borders, and received
favorable notice.
These report demonstrate that
the association Is a factor for the
good of the Upper Valley, and every
one who has Its Interest at heart
should cooperate. If you are not a
member you should Join at once; and
If you are a member you should
strive to attend the regular meet
ing, thereby giving encouragement
to the orTlcer arid committee. To
know that you ar- with thorn nnd
that their effort are appreciated,!
surely an Incentive to greater ncthl
ties.
The follow lug officer were ehi'ted
to nerve for the ensuing ye.ir:
son.
After giving ttie retiring oillcer a
vote of thank for the e:H. lent iu.a
meeting adjourned.
L. s. p..
SolJ Ri Mosler Acreage
A largo In ml sal In t ho M"lor 1 1 h
trlit wan o ' ii x 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ited Monday
when I 1 1 n ,V I Irel.augh sold III
I lie res of iiulnijiroYt-i bind n mile uiol
' a half from the town to N. I".. I ra.ler
ix Portland lnislnenn man. The prlee
paid for the land wa f ,'.
I Sulincrlbc for the New.