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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 25
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1912
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
SPLENDID PROGRAM IS ARRANGED
Rousing Celebration to Be Held on the Fourth Several
Hundred Dollars Raised Day's Events to Include
Auto Parade, Patriotic Exercises, Athletic Contests,
Baseball Game, Hose Races, Aquatic Sports, Gorgeous
Display of Fireworks and Grand Ball in the Evening.
That the Fourth of July celebra
tlon In going to be a splendid success
la now assured, provided only that
the weather clerk does IiIh pnrt. The
committee on Hut-rlpttonH met a
prompt and generous response from
local inerchnutH and several hundred
dollars lrnve been ruined for the eele
liratlon. Tho program committee
held A meeting Monday and an
nounced a mtIcm of events which will
Insure that there Is "something do
ing" throughout the day.
The events of the day will start at
10 o'clock la the morning, when the
automobile parade will be held.
This will be open not only to local
cars, but to visiting autoH a well,
and a special cup will be offered for
the most nttractlvely decorated vis
iting car. Occupants of the earn will
be principally children, according to
the plans now being made, and It It
expected that the attractiveness of
the event will lie materially Increased
This will be followed by the patri
otic exercises, which will be held In
the library park, corner fifth and
Oak streets, at 11 o'clock. Patriotic
music by the local bund will lie a
feature. The declaration of Inde
endence will le read. Hon. Fred
W. Wilson of The Dalles, one of the
best known and most entertaining
public speaker In the state, will lie
the orat.'r of the day. An attractive
musical program will Is? given under
the direction of .Mrs Henney.
The sports will liegln at one o'clock
and will Iks held on Oak street. Sub
stantlal prizes will Ik? given for the
different event. In the hose races
the Dulles' depnrtment has already
accepted an Invitation to compete
ARE NOW PICKING
IN UPPER VALLEY
With weather conditions which so
far have lieen very favorable, the
strawberry crop In the I'pper Valley
promises to le of.extrn good ipiallty.
Ticking In that section began admit
the middle of last week and the first
carload lots will be shipped out this
week. Id the lower valley the pick
ing has lieeu In progress for about
three weeks and the crop Is pretty
well cleaned up.
The lower valley crop was not en
tirely as satisfactory as It his been
Id some other years. For the first
week or ten dnvs the weather was
favorable and the lrrles were of
good quality. The several hot days,
however, which came at the height h
of the picking had an unfavorable
effect and the berries were not up to
their usual standard. In spite o
this, however, good prices were ob
tained. Ilerrles from other sections have
remained In the maket unusually
long this year and this fact has nec
essarily had Its effect on market con
ditions. In the I'pper Valley the conditions
have been exceptionally good for the
Is-rry crop. The warm days came
too early to Injure the fruit nnd the
recent rains came nt a favorable
time. It Is reported that the quality
of the I'pper Valley fruit this year Is
very good and the first shipments,
which were made last week, were
lully up to the Hood Klver standard.
The I'pper Valley picking will proda
bly continue for about two weeks.
First Christian Church.
All the members and the public In
general an especially Invited to the
special services to be held at the
Christian Church next Sunday morn
ing. The Sunday School will begin
at U:4." and preaching follows. Sub
Ject for morning sermon will be "The
(Ireatest Thing in the World," and
you ought to hear It. You will re
reive n glad hand by the members
and a royal welcome by the church
The state convention of the Christ
Ian churches In Oregon will In held
at Turner next week and a delega
tion from Hood Klver will go from
the Sunday School and church.
Th NEWS tells It all.
with the local fire boys. A letter
from M. L. Curran, chief of The
Dalles lire department, states that
he will be here with one nnd possibly
The program of sports and the
prizes offered Include the following:
;0.yard foot race f II (HI
liMl ynrd " " 5 00
Distance (.".(HI, :J00, LW) 10 (K
Fat ineu's race (LIN) Ids and
over) "." yards 2 W)
Boys under 12, 100 yards 3 00
Ulrls under 12, "" yards 3 00
Boys' potato race 2 00
Girls' " " 2 (HI
Boys' obstacle race 2 (HI
Sack race 2 00
Three-legged race 2 (HI
Null-driving contest for ladles.. 2 00
(ilrls' foot race fur those over
12, 7't yards 3 00
Tng of war for men, Lust Side
vs. West Side 10 00
A ball game will be played at Col-
utnbla Park nt three o'clock nnd this
Is the only one of the day's events
GALL AN ELECTION
ON S90.0D0 ISSUE
At a special meeting of the council
last evening an ordinance was passed
calling a special election on Tuesday.
J illy 1. for the purpose of revotlng the
t!Hi,0(H bond Issue for the reconstruc
tion of the water system.
It Is necessary to revote this Issue
of bonds under the provisions of the 'Charles Lee, J.O. Mark, S. B. Car
revised charter In order to Insnre I nine, II. A, M jore, William Johnson,
their validity and ready sale.
At a recent meeting of the council
City Surveyor Morse submitted a re
port on the cost of laying the new
mains In the IiuhIiicss section which
Is to be paved. He also submitted n
report on the cost of paving. It Is
hoped that this work may be started
W. COOPER MORRIS, BANK-WRECKER, IS
THE LATEST RECRUIT AT CONVICT CAMP
W. Cooper Morris, formerly a well
known Portland business man and
now a convicted bank-w recker, was
sent to Shell Bock Friday by Gover
nor West nnd Is now working with
the other convicts who are building
the road arcuud that point.
Morris arrived In company with
another honor man from the peni
tentiary ami was nt once put to
work with pick and shovel. No dis
tinction Is shown him above other
convicts In the camp, but ns Morris
Is a man of considerable intelligence
County Surveyor Kay says that the
banker may be added to the survey
There are now about 20 convicts
nt work on the road ami good pro
gress Is being made. So far only
Photos of Hadley and Oimntnnamo
r iUfk VVfali meeting
m vv was
Aviator Hadley wns sworn
The fleet luter went to New
rift , :k a M f ir F7n w
rvT!lII-kkvr Nc--Wat thl Chicago conyejitionLoff fort monrof. f j , . j
fjfJk t;r;r,VoVrs-".l lJ MARlrit T6UAnTAfiAM5: r - - :.-LJ 1 !
f w hich will be held nny distance from
the center of town.
The hose contests will Is? held nt
4:'M p. m. A prize of $.10 Is offered
for the wet test and $-5 for the speed
The aquatic sports, which will Is?
one of the most noel and entertaln-
Ing features of the day's entertain-
incut, wil commence at .":'!( o'clock.
They will Include the following
Diving contest. 5 different dives 3
.Swimming race, ,r0 yards 3
Tub race. ,r0 yards 3
Log rolling contest 3
Canoe boxing contest 3
Climbing greased pole over water.. ..3
j Arrangements are Is-lng made to
i hold the fireworks display on a float
I on the river, where It will be In plain
j sight of nil. The display Is going to
j be a gorgeous one and will begin at
ulue o'clock In the evening.
I The big Fourth of July ball will be
! held at Hellbronner Hall after the
j fire works.
JURY LIST DRAWN
FOR THEjHJLY TERM
County Clerk Hanson has drawn
the following list of jurors to serve
at the July term of the Circuit Court,
which will convene July 1:
V. T. Bearcgard, J. I,. Blount, Ira
L. Juild, W. A. Lock in an, L. L.
Lock, A. C. l'arrott, II. C. Lvans,
I Walter Waddell, J. I,. Carter, D. Me
I Donald, DaveU. Kemp, Ben II. Lage,
C. I'. McCan, D. K. Hobliisou, Itol.ert
j W. Ordway, T. Beatty, W. B. Dlck
erson, Frank (Juitin, T. I). Tweedy,
William Davidson, J. I'. Thomson,
T. A. Ix-avls, John It. Phillips, J. It.
Cash, Charles Rnwson and Frank E.
hand work has been done. Recently
Mr. Kny recommended to Governor
West that equipment. Including
dump cars and. If possible, a steam
shovel, lie secured In order to facili
tate the work. On Sunday Adam
Shortgren, foreman of the camp, ac
companied by one of the convicts
who Is nn expert steam shovel oper
ator, came to Hood Klver and In
spected a steam shovel at Dee, owned
by the Mt Hood Kallroad Company,
It Is possible that this may be secur
ed for the work.
Mrs. Isaac Ford went to Portland
yesterday as a delegate from the
I'nlted Brethren church to the state
convention. Mrs. J. B. Parsons ac
companied her ns a delegate to the
Women's Missionary Association.
by American Prcn Association.
Mnny of the delegates to the Republican nntlonnl convention nrrlvcd In Chicago,
of Knnsns; 2, Henry B. Chubb of Florida; 3, Cecil Lyon of Texas: 4. A. M.
of the national committee as n proxy,
to Intervene In Cuba If necessary.
In as a postman to carry mail between
York. The Duchess of Coiiuaiight was
A DOZEN AUTO SPEEDERS FALL INTO
THE TOILS OF THE LAWi ARE FINED
"Joy riding," or indeed any kind
of auto driving In excess of the very
sedate speed of ten miles an hour will
hereafter 1 strictly taboo within
the city limits. The law Is to be
strictly enforced. Eleven unfortun
ates discovered this last week to their
sorrow when they fell into a ''net"
which was spread for the unwary on
Tweltth street, whence many com
plaints of speeding have come of late.
Almost every automobile driver
who crossed the dead line and came
under the eagle eye of a deputy arm
ed with a stop watch fell Into the
net. All were taken completely by
surprise. Some attempted to voice
their Indignation and protestations
of Innocence but the officers had tbem
"with the goods" and there was
nothing for it but to proceed to the
city recorder's office and "dig up."
That the official timekeepers w ere
no respectors of persons was dem
onstrated by the fact that a city
couiicllmau was among those who
fell Into the net and against whom a
complaint was filed In the city re
The penalty for the offense Is a fine
More than twice as much Interest
was taken In the school election this
year as last, judging from the ntim
der of ballots which were cast Mori
day. There were 135 ballots, as com
pared to 02 last year.
Mrs. Alma Howe was elected di
rector for three years. She received
NO votes as against 52 received by
Mrs. J. P. Lucas.
Truman Butler was elected direct
or for one year. He received H2 votes
as compared to 35 cast for Frank A.
Kev. H. A. McDonald was the only
nominee for clerk and received 103
votes. A sprinkling of other votes
A recommendation from the School
and Home Association that a teach
er of music be employed was laid on
The report of the clerk, Mr. Bishop,
showed that the enrollment nt the
last census was !:!2, Including 454
males and 47S females. It Is expect
ed that when the next census Is tak
en there will be BH0 children of school
nge, putting the city In the first dis
The financial report of Mr. Bishop
showed a balance on hand of $20,3(14.
77. Of this amount $10,112.50 Is de
posited on time certificates nnd con
stitutes a sinking fund.
The cash on hand June 19, 1011, was
22,274 35. Receipts during the year
were as follows: District tax $14,150,
county school fund $6,223, state
school fund $1,000, tuition $757, nil
other sources $133. 'JO. Total receipts
w ere $15,207.74.
Expensed were as follows: Teach
ers' salaries $ll.(34, reut $25 00, fuel
and supplies $2707, repairs and im
provements fl2il, janitor $1732, In
terest on bonds $110, Insurance $570,
clerk's salary $200, library books
$44. Oil, all other expenses $410. To
tal expenditure were $24,002.07.
Mr. nnd Mrs. John Uclss and
daughter, Miss Winifred, of Adams,
Ore., were guests the last of the w eek
of Mrs tielss' sister, Mrs. J. R. Nuna
maker. They were ou their way
home from California.
Eight hundred marines were landed at
Senator Nixon of Nevada died of toxic
New York and Washington. President Taft visited the Herman fleet In ll unpton
stricken with appendicitis, nnd grave fears were entertained for her life.
of from $10 to $;0 and those who fell
Into the clutches i,f the law were
fully convinced that automobile drlv
lng Is a mighty extravagant luxury.
Many complaints have come from
residents on Twelfth street recently.
That straight, smooth thoroughfare
presents a temptation to speed
which few drivers can resist. When
the city decided to take action two
men were posted on the street. The
ground was measured off and a man
posted at each end, one armed with
a signaling (lag, the other with a
stop watch. Nobody escaped. One
driver, Indeed, hastened to the re
corder and Informed him that he had
actually turned the tables on the
timekeepers. He assured the re
corder that he had "spotted" the
man with the watch and had Imme
diately slowed down to ten miles an
hour. It transpired, however, to
the autoist's extreme disgust, that
he had slowed dow n at the wrong
end of the gauntlet and that hlf
speed had already deen taken.
The timekeeper's watch showed
that the speed of none of the victims
was less than 14 miles an hour and
one was 22 miles.
About two more weeks will see the
work of assessing the county fin
ished, according to County Assessor
Jasper Wlckham. J. M. Wishurt
was down from the I'pper Valley the
last of the week and reported that
he was nearly through thtre. He
found that there were more people In
that growing section than he had
counted on nnd was compelled to
make the trip to town to get addi
(ieorge Lynn has been at work In
the lower valley, while Mr. Wlckham
Iris been covering the city property.
Mr. Wlckham says that the assessed
valuation will be kept nt about the
same point It was last year, In.
creases being made only where lm
provements have been made.
Incidentally, Mr. Wlshart said
while here that the strn wlerrles In
the I'pper Valley are looking very
good, large, bright and firm. The
strawberry acreage In that section Is
being Increased considerably this
year, he said, several of the ranchers
having planted from five to ten acres
to plants and many smaller patches
having been set out.
BOY RUN OVER BY
TRAIN JAROLY HURT
Edwin A. Melville, young son of a
White Salmon rancher, was brought
to the local hospital the last of the
week suffering from a number of
minor Injuries sustained when he fell
beneath a North Bank train. Young
Melville was amusing himself nt the
station by jumping onto and off the
cars. The train gained speed ami
finally he missed his grip. The cor
ner of the car knocked htm Into the
middle of the track. He clung to the
brake beam for a while, then let go
and lay flat on the ground. The
train passed over him. He then
arose from the track, but Immediate
ly Jfalnted. No bones were broken
and no limbs were missing, but he
was badly bruised and lacerated
about the head and doily.
Those In the picture are: I, P. W. Mulvnne
Stevenson of IVnver, who Is attending the
Ouniitanaiim. making a total or l.fxn
poisoning following an operation for an
Narrowly Escape When
Fire Destroys Hotel
Lodgers in the Ramona Escape by Windows When
Flames Hake Exit by Means of Stairways Impos
sibleFierce Blaze Is Quickly Extinguished by Fire
Departmeut Loss Heavy.
Several lodgers in the Ramona Ho
tel, which was almost totally de
stroyed by fire early Sunday morn
ing, had narrow escapes from death
In making their escape from the burn
ing building. A couple of young
men w ho were on the third floor saw
all other means of escape cut off and
made their exit by sliding down
hastily Improvised rope ladders
made of spliced sheets.
The fire was discovered shortly be
fore two o'clock by the roomers on
the third floor. The blaze apparent
ly had started either on the second
or third floors. Harry Rlchter was
one of the first to le awakened by
the fire. He was on the third floor
and nt once opened the door Into the
hall. He says that he looked Into a
mass of flames, the stairways and
halls being a veritable lurnaee. Re
turning to his room, Mr. Rlchter saw
that the only means of escape was
by the window. He hastily tied to
gether the sheets and tying them to
the bed post let himself down to the
roof of the veranda. Cpon reaching
there, he stopped long enough to
break a window and waken Mr. and
Mrs. O. L. Henderson, who were
running the hotel.
Mr. Henderson, when awakened,
looked Into the hall and, like Rlchter.
found It filled with smoke and flames.
He assisted Mrs. Henderson, who Is
in feeble health, to the roof of the
veranda. He then climbed down a
tree and ran to the neighbors for a
ladder down which he carried his
W. M. Kills, V years old, wab in
the hotel at the time. However, he
occupied a room on the first floor
and had no trouble in getting out of
the building, nlthough he saved none
of his personal effects.
When the alarm was given the
bells downtown and on the Heights
were rung and a large crowd gath
ered at the fire. The volunteer fire
department responded promptly and
HEIGHTS BOYS WIN
IN FINAL INNING!
For seven Innings last Sunday the
downtown team held the lead over
the fast Heights aggregation. In the
eighth the score was tied and In the
ninth the Heights boys brought two
men over the plate, winning the
The downtown boys made their
first run In the Initial Inning Shay
(iill, the Clever City's Southpaw,
Made 14 Strikeouts
found Hart fur a two bagger, then
P.aker sacrlilcdU passing Shay to
third. Coshow then made a hit.
(till, the city's clever southpaw ar
tist, pitched otic of the best gam
seen here this season. He made 1 1
strikeout ami allowed only six tits
Ills hcadwor was good and at two
rltlcil points he shut out the
Heights swatters after the latter had
placed two men on bases. In the
fourth, with men on second and
third .and two out, Hill fanned his
man. The same emergency arose In
the seventh and again he secured a
strikeout. I'.y a strange coincidence,
it was the same situation In tie
ninth, but this time errors In the
field brought In two runs.
Hart, for the Heights, struck out
nine nnd allowed seven hits.
( lever baserunnltig was a feature
of the game. Another feature wns
Rutterlield's st'ck work. His bat
ting average In this game was brno.
The New s for good printing.
did very effective work. There was
a heavy pressure of water and two
streams were turned onto the build
ing. Had there leen any wind It would
probably have been Impossible to
prevent the fire from spreading to
the adjacent building. As It was,
the feed store of Kelly IJrothers next
door, above which there Is a lodging
house, twice caught lire. Firemen
and others carried from the feed store
several tons of feed, which were thus
saved from damage by fire or water.
Among the lodgers upstairs) over
the feed store were Mrs J. M. Card
aud her two little babies. They oc
cupied a room within a few feet of
the hotel. Mrs. Card sajs she was
aw akened by w hat she thought was
a strong wind blowing. She arose
and threw up the shade. Immedi
ately u sheet of flame burst Into the
room and swept over the cot beside
tho window, which was occupied by
the baliies. Mrs. Card snatched the
babies and hurried from the build
ing. The cot which the babies had
occupied was entirely burned before
the flames were put out.
Nobody knows how the fire start
ed. That It bad its origin In the up
per portion of the building Is all that
can be found out. The hotel was
owned by the John Lawrence estate
of Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Hender
son lost all their furniture, which
they valued ut about Si'siU. This
was Insured for $110). Mrs. Hender
son was much pleased because she
succeeded In saving a small trunk
which contained recipes which she
had spent a lifetime in collecting.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, as well ns
others w ho were In the bulldlug, are
loud In their praises of Harry Rlchter
for giving the alarm and for risking
his own life lu giving the warning to
other lodgers, ns well as In assisting
them to escape.
There were about a doen In the
house at the time, most of them
8TH GRADE EXAMS
Forty-one of the sixty pupils who
took the eighth grade examinations
In this county on the sixth and sev
enth of this month successfully pass
ed the test and were awarded their
diplomas. Those w ho passed In the
different districts were as follows:
Cascade Locks Oscar P.adder, Ar
thur Uranstrom. Merle Yettlck.
Frankton Louise Nelson. Clarence
I Hood River Arthur Johnson, Mae
I Shay. Fdna Loser, Nell J. Cameron,
j Elizabeth Stevens, Pearl Merrill,
l Julia Noble, Ruth Howell. I.uni Mer
jrlck, Mary Nealelgh, Herliert Struck,
Mark Moe, ( harnea Wright, Miner
Sosey, Suzanne Kay, Alice Mc''urdy.
Mattie Cochran, Harold P. Ingalls.
Sarah Xealelgh, Pon.thy J. linker,
r.enjamln H. (i. Creed. I'.Illy Allen,
Leon Rentley, Clifford McDonald.
Paul Harris ami Paul Pakln.
Parrctt- Jesse Thomas.
Odell- (iladwyn Pa vis, Letha P.iv
Is, LcRoy Krohn.
Parkdale Jesse Hutson, Jesse
Puddy, Walter Meyers.
Pine drove Aubrey Pape, Robert
Valley Crest F.dlth Peeler.
Oak drove William Htikarl
NEW RESIDENCE AT
BARRETT IS BURNED
lire totally destroy, the new
I se of L. I'. Morris la the Parrel t
district Thursday al t noon. Mr
Morris w as at Parkdale at the time,
but a paper hanger ,is working In
the house. The latter put some
paste on the stove to cook and soon
afterwards stepped out of the lion
or a few moments It as a short
time afterwards that the lire was
dlscoxered. It had already gained
considerable head w ay and alt hough
the neighbors rendered what a-slst.
anee thev could, t le- luiilllng was
lest n j ed
The house w is valued at from
l'"i to l-'"0. lu ad MM ui lo whl. Ii
was the furniture Mr .rrls had
Insured the house thr ni-h W
( tut hank for 'hi.