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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1911
THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
M tUIHIU CINEaDAY MORNINGS T
HOOt kl LK 1SEWS COMPANY, Inc.
Hood Kiykr. Okkoon
W. H. WALTON
C. P. HONMCHSKN .
Subscription, $1.50 a N ear in Advance
fcntrrvd a second -claaa matter. Frh. 1.'. at
th pt offie at Hoed R:r. Orwron.
under In Art of Marra 1
The Light and Power Fight
The situation between the Pa
cific Power and Light Corr.par.y
and the Hydro-Electric Company
is tense. During: the past week
the former company has obtained
two injunctions in the Federal
court against the latter, and the
legal contest promises to be a
An attempt has been made to
involve the citizens of Hood
Uiver in this fight, but it is to be
hoped that they will not be un
wise enough to be drawn into it
by either side to the controversy.
Without using any other argu
ment, we simply point to the re
sults of the water fight covering
the past three years. It is pos
sible that the contention and liti
gation in regard to the city
water plant may be closed satis
factorily in a few days, but even
if it isn't, the citizens have noth
ing to gain by taking sides in the
light nnd power fight
The real gain can only be in
obtaining the best terms possi
ble for light and power, with the
reservation that efficiency of
service is the first consideration.
The fact that one company is
apparently backed by local capi
tal need not influence any one in
its favor. Local capital must
have the proper return on its in
vestment as well as foreign, and
the people must pay it. The
local company would not hesitate
a moment to sacrifice the sup
port of the people for dollars and
cents. As we have said before,
it is just a question, in the end,
of paying interest on two plants
instead of one until such time as
they both become one, a result
that must follow as sure as night
It has been pointed out that if
the Hydro Company had not been
started we would never have se
cured lower rates. To this argu
ment lit can be said that if the
Hydro Company succeeds in dis
placing its rival, it will make
rates to suit itself and not the
people, unless some authority is
vested in the latter to control or
govern them. The logic of this
statement is obvious; it is borne
out by the experiTnce and inves
tigation of committees from civic
leagues and public service com
missions all over the country.
Also, a study of the question
shows that competition in light
and power is not conducive to
the best results.
The lighting committee of the
executive board of the Civic
League of St. Louis, after a full
"Economy in lighting is in
creased not by competition and
division, but by co-operation and
concentration. Competition may,
as a corrective measure, secure
the reduction of an exorbitant
price to a reasonable one tempo
rarily, but the economic waste
involved in the duplication of the
plant will inevitably bring the
total cost, for a period of years,
to a figure higher than is neces
sary, in order to repay the extra
outlay for duplication. The his
tory of competing gas and elec
tric public service corporations
in this city, as well as in all other
cities, goes to show that gradu
ally they have become merged
into one, for the simple reason
that public lighting is a form of
service which will not admit of
"Where, however, regulation
of rates to prevent extortionate
charges, is available, through a
public utilities commission, it
surely is wiser thus to secure
reasonable rates rather than to
subject a city to the losses and
inconveniences involved in dupli
In connection with the above,
it can le stated that it is admit
ted by the representatives of
both local plants that eventually
there will be but one.
Had it not been that the initi
tiatve and referendum was in
voked on a bill passed at the
last session of the legislature
placing all public service corpo
rations under the jurisdiction of
the railroad commission, the
rates recently made by the Pa
cific Power and Light Company
would now be subject to revis
ion, and. if too high, would have
been reduced. This measure
will be voted on by the people of
the state at the general election
next November. The amend
ment also applies to the local tel
Therefore it will lie the part of
wisdom for the citizens of Hood
River to keep their hands otT, as
it were, and allow the power and
light companies to fight it out.
Otherwise they may find that
they have nourished a serpent
only to have it bite them.
It is up to the people to look
on this struggle for supremacy
in the local electric field as a
simple business proposition.
There is a fixed basis for recov
ering every dollar that is Wing
spent in this fight by both con
testants, and the consumer will
eventually pay it.
The National Association of
Manufacturers has been en
deavoring to ascertain what the
business men of the country be
lieve would be a remedy for the
present business depression, and
with that end in view has sent
out letters of inquiry to 20,000
business men, representing sixty
seven general industries. About
10,000 replies were received, and
the result is of interest, although
it is to be regretted that the
other 10,000 did not answer the
inquiry, as it would be just 100
per cent more conclusive as to
the views of the nation's busi
ness men. The remedies sug
gested were classified as follows:
Cessation of political agitation.
Cessation of tariff agitation.
Amend or improve the Sher
Federal incorporation and reg
ulation of trusts.
More national and individual
An improved system of bank
ing and currency.
Government prosecution of the
labor trust, with all other illegal
combines in restraint o" trade.
Increased export trade and re
habilitation of the American
Fully ninety per cent of the
opinions expressed demanded
cessation of political agitation.
However, no one seems to have
suggested any feasible plan for
stopping such agitation, and
one of the significant features
of the situation is that the in
vestigation of the manufactur
ers' association does not seem to
have gone into the question of
the real underlying causes which
have given rise to the agitation.
They seem simply to blame the
whole situation to "demagogic
politicians." forgetting that un
satisfactory economic conditions
are also having much to do with
the unrest of the American peo
ple. There is no doubt that we
have what may be termed too
much politics, but there are other
things that also enter into un
settled business conditions.
The County Library
If thofe who read thin urtWrlt? will
reii'I carefully, nn'l pori'ltr, ttu-y will
uriiJerMtaii'l one feature of the pro
powfl lihrary. The library l for all
1 1 v I n tf In the county of HdiuI Kivcr,
a truly the property of the citizen nf
Oak (irove. Ml. Hood or (iiwiiile
K'kn hk the tniti or wuniMti If v I ntc
next door to the Imil'lln. And,
furthermore. It kIwh the n;tnie privi
lege to the non-taxpayer h to the
one who pa t he hljhet t)i x 1 1 Ih
pnlillc- for all.
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In MOTION PICTLRI S
AT TMI; OLM i
klOAY ft SA I LkDAY, LM C. 2V ft 30 (
Tn th Circuit Court of th state of Orfifon, for
i -Mh unty of Holm. Kivrr.
Henry J. Lirulftay. ft'LatntitT.
H. dt Kedintr: Cornelia Edmunds Hal lam,
m wniow, M. Yaui; J. Thornton and W. H.
i Hal ton and MKiiilciv-t Orvharxi Cmiany,
i i Corporttmn, tVrwints.
To H. d Keying-. Cornelia hJmund llallam, a
' whiw. M. Y-vmji. J. Thornton and W. H. Ytalton,
j ami Middli'ttwt Orvhard Comjany, a corporation,
and Mch of you. defendant.
I In the Nam of the Stat of Oreirm:-You and
I each of you are hereby required to appear and
j answer the Complaint filed araint you and eai-h
I of you in the above entitled suit within ten days
! from the date of the service of this summons on
! you and each of you. tf served within this county.
and if served within any other county in this
l state, then within twenty days from the date of
' the service of this summons uinm you and each of
I you. and if you fail so to answer, for want there
i of. the plaintiff will take a decree axaint you
and each of you for the sale of the hereinafter
' described real proMrty situate in Hood Kiver
County. Orvon. for the foreclueure of that cer-
tain mortare dated September J4th. Vjw, made
' executed and deliveted by defendant H. tie Ked
, in to said plaintiff Henry J. Lindsay to secure
tne payment of the sum of Twenty Six Hundred
I and Ninety lNllara tfci) and interest, which
j said morttiaire was duly Hied in the office of the
County Clerk of said Hood River County. Oregon.
I on January 2'nd. 110 at 2:40 o'clock p. m. and
i record, in book 3 of mortmtfea at pure 54. for
1 the payment and satisfaction of all sums secured
by rtaid mortjrace. including said sum of Twenty
j Six Hundred and Ninety Dollars. ' i"Jyo and inter-
est. the sum of Two Hundred and Seventy LMlars
i tf.7o atu rney fees in this suit and plaintnFs
coots and dixbursements herein, and will take a
decree aifnirist you and each of you for such other
relief a prayed for in the complaint herein and
shall be deemed by the court proper. Said real
property is more particularly described as follows,
to-wit: The North half (N 1 J of the South-west
quarter (S W 1 1 of the North-eaft quarter iNK'd
of Section Kitfhteen Township TwoiJ) North,
Ksnjre Ten (1 Kat of Willamette Meridian.
You are hereby served by publication of this
summons, by virtue of an order of the honorable
jeorre D. Culbertson. a County Judge of Hood
kiver County, and State of Orejron. duly made,
granted and dated on the 2nd day of lecember
A. IX lyll. for the service of this summons upon
you by publication thereof, and in accordance
therewith, and which order prescribe that you
shall appear and answer the complaint, on or be
fore the last day of six consecutive weeks from
the date of the first publication of this summon,
and the th day of liecember A. t. 1911 as the
date of the first publication of this summons, and
you are hereby further notified that said date is
and will be the first publication of this summons.
lated lecember 2nd, 111 1.
d'-jlT L. A. & A. P. Reeh.
Attorneys for Plaintiff, Hood River. Oregon.
In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for
the County of Hood River.
F. Howard isenberg. Plaintiff,
Zelda F. Isenbenr. Defendant.
To Zelda V. Isenbenr. Defendant above named: i
In the name of the State of Oregon, You are I
hereby required to appear and answer the com
plaint of the plaintiff filed in the above entitled
I court and cause on or before the 13th day of De
I rember. and if you fail to so appear and
I answer raid complaint, the plaintiff will apply to
j the court for the relief prayed for therein, to-wit:
I For a decree of said court dissolving the marriage
j contract now existing between the plaintiff and
I defendant; for a decree of said court adjudging
I and decreeing plaintiff to be the sole and exclusive
owner of Lots Three U, Four (4) and Five (. in
Block K of Coe's Third Addition to the City of
Hood River. Hood River County, Oregon; for a
decree of said court adjudging and decreeing
plaintiff to be the owner and holder of certain
promtsriory notes owing to plaintiff and defendant
1 jointly, which said promissory notes are set
forth and fully described in plaintiff's complaint
in the above entitled court and cause; and for
such other and further relief as to the court may
seem equitable and just.
This summons is served upon you by publica
tion thereof in The Hood Kiver News, a paper of
general circulation, published once each week in
Hood River, Hood River County. Oregon, by
virtue of an order of the County Court of Hood
Rivei County. Oregon, made and entered on the
?.ttth day of October, lull. The date of the first
publication of this summons in said newspaper is
November 1st, 1111. S. W, Stark.
Nov.l-Dec.l3 Attorney for Plaintiff.
Notice of Special Road Meeting.
Jotice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of
A ' the tax-payers of Road District No. 1, in Hood
kiver County. State of Oregon, will be held at
the school house in said District at the hour of 7
o'clock p. m. on the Idth day of December, 1111,
for the purpose of voting upon a proposition to
levy a special 5 mill tax on all assessable property
in said Road District, or so much more as may, in
the opinion of the citizens attending the meeting,
be deemed necessary for the purpose of improving
thefollowing described portion of county road in
said road district, to-wit:
All that portion of the county road beginningat
a point 7. Hi feet south from the section corner
common to Sections :i, 35, 1 and 2 in Township 2
North of Range h east of Willamette Meridian,
thence in a northeasterly and easterly direction
ovr said road, and ' The Dalles and Sandy Wagon
Road" where the same is adopted in connection
therewith, for a distance of about 3 miles to the
point of intersection of said nad with the section
line between Sections 5 and 6 in Township 2
North of Ranged Fast of W. M., the same being
the east boundary of said Rood District No. 1.
Said road to be improved by proper grafting and
surfacing, removing rocks, stumps and other ob
structions therefrom, and to be opener for travel
a suitable width to accommodate wagons and all
other vehicles, in bo far a may be accomplished
thereupon by the prudent uf-e of the proceeds of
said proposed ierial tax.
Iated Hood River County, this Hth day of De
cember, lyll. Thad Clazikr.
Supervisor Koad District No. 1.
(Mrs.) Jennie Maiikn A. O. Adams
Cha-s. Ot.iN Am. Pktkkmon
M. Dittk brandt (Mrs.) Dki.la Meyer
W. M. Ash Otto SrH mid
(Mrs ) Geo. DlM.ABOY (Mrs.) H. S. Oshorn
Notice ot Special Road Meeting.
otice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of
the tax-payers of Road District No. 2, in Hood
River County, State of Oregon, will be held at the
school house in said district at the hour of 1
o'clock p. m. on the th day of December. PjII,
for the purpos of voting upon a profHMition to
levy a special 5 mill tax on ail asnessabl property
n said district, or so much more as may, in the
opinion of the citizens attending the meeting, be
beemed necessary for the purpose of improving
the following described portion of county road in
said Road District, to-wit
All that portion of the County road beginning
at the point of intersection of said road with the
section line between Sections 5 and f in Township
2 North or Range 3 Fast of Willamette Meridian
at the west boundry line of said Roar District No.
2. and thence in an easterly direction over said
road, and ' The Dalles and Sandy A agon Road."
where the same is adopted in connection there
with, for a distance of about 2 miles, to a point
12 feet east and 410 feet north of the corner
common to Sections 33. 'M. 3 and 4 in said Town
ship 2 North Range 9 Fast of W. M.
Said road to be improved by proper grading and
surfacing, removing rocks, stumps and other
obstructions therefrom, and to be opened for
travel a suitable width to accommodate wagons
and all other vehicles, in so far as may le accom
plished thereupon by the prudent use of the pro
poed special tax.
Dated. Hood River County. Oregon, thia Mh
day of December. 111 1- S. W. (Tkram.
Vi-rd-'2 Supervisor R d Dint, N. 2,
M I. Ohtf.r ;oor,
Mrs. Lacra B. Nelson.
Administrator's Notice To Creditors.
Jotire is hereby given that the undersigned has
been appointed by the ( aunty t ourt of Hood
River. Oj. Ore., as AdminiMtrator of f he estate of
Sarah J. Phelps, deceased, and all person having
claims against said estate are hereby notified to
present the same to me. duly verifier!, at the
Butler Banking Os. Bank, or at the office of F.
H, Hart wig. in Hood River. Oregon, within six
months from the date of this notice.
Dated this 2.'ith day of November. A. D. 1911.
R'U.LAND A. I'HEI.PH,
F. H Hartmki, Administrator.
NM7 Attorney for Kstar.
POPHAMS ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relief an-l an absnlutn curn
in all casus of Asthma, lironchitii. ami
Hay Fevrr. SoM by druggists; mail on
receipt of prico f r oo.
Trial I'nrknr hv mall M rint.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop... CUralaul. Ohio
lor Sale by Carl A. Math, OruKXitt
Wire Wound Continuous Stave
WOOD STAVE TMI'li
KELLY IiROS, Agents
4th St. Bet. Oak and State
Chone 227-M Hood kiver, Ore.
We print our paper MONDAYS and
1LLMJAYS. Copy required Monday, j
L. A. & A. P. REED
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS
TWO Doors North of Postoffice
Phone II Hood Kiver' Oregon
ERNEST C. SMITH
Rooms 14 n.i 15. Hall Building
Hood Kivrr. Oregon
STEARNS & DERBY
Pint National I lank Building
Hood Rivrr, Oregon
Phone 309 Rjoma 1M0. Smith Block
GEORGE R. WILBUR
Hood Kiver - Orvn'
A. C. BUCK
Notary Public and Insurance
Room 12. ttroaiua Block
Hood River, Oregon
R. R. BARTLETT
HOOD RIVER. OREGON
Hai l Building
Hood River, Oregon
CIVIL liNUINLER AND SURVEYOR
Brosius Building Hood River
L. A. HENDERSON
Formerly U. S. Land Surveyor Philippine Islands
Two door north of rxMtofftce. Phone 41
P. M. MORSE
City Engineer and Surveyor
CITY AND COUNTY WORK
Heiibronner Building Hood River, Oregon
HOOD RIVER POULTRY YARDS
J. R. MILKELStN, Proprietor
Breeder ot S. C. W. leghorns. W. P. Reckt
and S. C. Rhode Island Reds.
Indian hunntr Ducks
F-gga and Day Old Chirks after Jan. lit. Or
ilfm biKiknl n ow. Poultry yardn l'-j miles
weat of city, at Krankton. Phone 32X2' X.
ROBT. T. NEWHALL
Telephone 277-M Hood River, Oregon
MILTON NURSERY CO.
OK Kf.LIAHLK ThttS
M. E. JOHNSON
Carpenter and Builder
Second and State Sts.
Phone Shop 345-X; Res. 87-L
BROWN & DEITZ
Wood Sawed by Gasoline Power
Fir and I'ine 60c Per Cord
Oak and Slaha 75e Per Cord
Phone U7-K Phone 275-X
O. B. EVINOER
Confootlonory and Cigar
Cenero Line or C('ers, 7o6acces,
Candit, lem Crmam, Etc.
STATIONERY On the Hnighls
HAY AMD OATS
Rolled Barley, Bran, Shorts
Fourth glret't between Oak and State
FOR SAL K - Non-irrigated
HuddH NURSERY Stock.
GUARANTEED true to name.
Spitzenburgs, Newtowns and
Ortleys. I). CURRIER, Jr.,
Odell 81. R. D. 2.
W lu ll In hi't-r) of (irlnllriK n-tiii-liilHT j
I In." New. I
...'ii.rt'- ... .i
lr. ISroHluH Hiiniiunc'cH h H-rumueut
Office ewtaMUIied at ODKI.l.. i-honk
SO, where herrn Ite coumilted morn
Inif ami evening. City office HOOD
K1VKK, piionk V! It, open ti unual 10
to 4 ilailv. Night CalU HhHwereil
from UDELL, i-honk J0. 'Jstt
H. L. DUMBLE
Physician and Surgeon
Calls promptly answered in town or country, day
Telephones-Residence 611. Office 611
Office in the Brusiua Budding.
DR. E. O. DUTRO
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Smith Buildins
Home phone, Roe-TIB; Office phone 71
Hood River. Oregon
SHAW & BRONSON
Physicians and Surgeons
Eliot Block Phone 34
Hood River. Oreiron
Dr. U. H. Sharp Ih-. Edna II. Sharp
Graduates of the American School of Osteopathy,
Office in Kliot Buildinsr
Phone-Office H'i. Residence 1U2-B.
Hood Kiver. Oregon
DR. JUSTIN WAUGH
EAR, EYE, NOSE AND THROAT
Tues. Thurs. Sat. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
C. H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Office. Hall Buildinsr. over Butler BankinR Co.
Office phone 28. Residence phone 28-B
Hood River. Oreiron
H. Dudley W. Pineo, D. D. S.
Office over First National Bank
Office-Home phone 131. Residence- Home IS1-B
Hood River, Oreiron
DR. E. L. SCOBEE
Open evening's by appointmenf
Rooms and 7, Brosius Building. Phone 9UQ
Hood River. Oregon
M. E. WELCH.
Hood River. Oregon
l.C F SIIMNFP I
kJ vi e sr i aia
Oppos.ie.the Post Office
Home Phone 20
Hood River's Medical In
stitution. Open to the
. public for the treatment
of Medical and Surgical
cases. Rates on applica
COTTAGE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
and House Cleaning
14 Oak Street
C O A L
TRANSFER & LIVERY
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION
Butler Banking Company, of Hood River, Ore.
At the Close of Business, Dec. 5, 1911
Loans and Discounts
Bonds and Warrants
Office Fixtures and Furniture
Cash on Hand and in Other Ranks...
Capital Stock $100,000.00
Earned Surplus and Undivided Profits 17.563.19
Hood River Banking & Trust Co.
Extends a cordial invitation to you, personally to call and open
a checking account. Any amount will open an account in our
savings department. We pay 3 per cent interest, compounded
semi-annually. We promise the best of service and satisfaction.
M. M. HILL, J. W. COPELAND, R. W. PRATT.
President, Vice President, Cashier
C. H. Stranahan, Wilson Fike.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
Wholesale and '
Retail Lumber, C4-f.
Lath, Shingles OITI III)
delivered to F iimU
anypartof the UmTCr
...R.eady for Santa...
Our new Goods, direct from the East are
now on display. They are the nicest and
lest we have ever had. We want YOU
to see them while the line is complete.
Toilet Sets, (Ivory, F'bony, etc.) Hanicures, Hand
Mirrors Brass, Purses, hand Jags, Calendars,
Work IJoxes, Games, Post Cards, Booklets,
Xmas Ornaments, I;tc, E;tc, l;tc.
.We can only enumerate a few
conn and sizii rmm all
Keir f2L Cass
Pe liable Vrasfj
SMITH BLOCK HOOD RIVER
Chas. G. Pratt. Jo. Copeland
Surplus and Profits $24,000
A BANK ACCOUNT FOR
is a very convenient thing to have
for those who have been provi
dent enough to have one. Christ
mas cheer is never lacking in the
home whose members have enough
of thrift to lay by some of their in
come or earnings for the days that
draw heavily on their resources.
Open your bank account in the
Savings Department and your mon
ey will draw 3 per cent interest.
STRAN AH ANS & RATHBUN
HUOD RIVER, 0RE60N
Horses bought, sold or ex
changed. Pleasure pa rt jes can
secure first classris. Slecial
attention given to moving fur
niture and pianos. We do
everything horses can do.