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THE HOOD RIVER NMrS
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 38
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1912
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
Hold Convention Here
State Conference Will Be Held In Hood River October
8-io and 150 Delegates Are ExpectedDistin
guished Speakers Will Make Program an Excep
tionally Interesting OneRev. Van Horn Coming.
Mood Klver will enjoy the dltlnc
tlitn of entertaining I lie Oregon
State Conlerencc of Congregational
churches October H to 10. One hun
dred and fifty delegate are expected
from the 5i churches and .HUM) mem
Ihth that are represented In the eon
ferei'ce. Delegates to the convention will
he entertained la the home of mem
Ihth mid friend of Klversl.le church
for lodging, while hreakfaHt, lunch
and dinner will he nerved nt the
church for a small coMt.
The principal features of t Im pro
gram are a follow:
Kev. .1. .1. Staub D. I. of Sunny
hI.Ic church. Portland, will preach
the ."(inference sermon on Tuesday
night XVednesdny morning Itcv. J.
M. Low den D. !. of the Hnalo
church. Portland, penk on "Church
Fellowship." followed liy an nddreHH
on the "New Congregationalism" hy
Kev. (ioorge N. Kdward of Oregon
'1 he significance of the change pro
Ikih. i1 In the- National Council of Con
gregntlonnl churches will lie discuss
ed hy Kev. P. F. Schnsk of Salem
The religion education section of
the conference Include two addresses
"What the Sunday School Can
l-nrn from the Public Schools" by
MIhh Maude Howard of our city
HchooU and" What the Public School
Can Iarn from the Sunday School"
by Kev. Mile 15. Flwher of San Fran-
Kev. Luther K
John II. Itoyd.
lyott of the First
church, and Kev.
pastor of the First
laud, will discuss
both of Port
file subject of
chinch federation on Wednesday
On Thursday Kev. F. .1. Van Horn
I) D.. Seattle" $iKN0 preacher, who
ha JilHt built the mot tinely equip
ped church In America at a eot of
:mhi.ihni, an 1nt1tntlon wlthTO room
and every polble department of
Her vice Included In It nctlvltle. will
STUDY OF ELECTION ISSUES NOW MORE
IMPORTANT THAN BIBLE, SAYS MINISTER
"Important a I th" ntud.v of the
Itllile, an even more Important ob
ject for our Immediate exertion
would be a careful and honet Htudy
of the ballot to lie voted on at the
November election. It I Irrellglou
and lion Christian to vote nnlntelli
gently." Such wa the declaration
of Kev.. I. K. Hargreave In hi Her
mon at the Height l!aptlt church
Sunday evening on "(Setting Heady
Other Ttlnent paragraphs from
Mr. Hargreave' ertnon follow:
1'nder our H.VHteui of the Initiative
and referendum the man who will
not Htudy the ballot ha no moral
light to a vote.
The venting of power In the whole
people may be Ideal and dcHlrahle
but It ha It danger. F.very man
I net eipial to the tlutlc of a Icgtsla-
tor, nt leant not without training.
(iod' kingdom I a wide a the
Intercut of mankind. Ill affair
are carried out in tate executive
building a well a In dedicated
church building. .Iut a great care
hIioiiIiI lie excrclsedln choosing gov
ernment otliclul n III elecllng gos
The IiiimIiic of the church 1 with
the affair of today. It Hervlce of
worship hIioiiI.I be Incidental and
subservient to the urent Ideal the
expressing of practical Interent In j
the everyday need of people. He
hIiow the moHt worshipful attitude
tu (Sod who entertain anil practi
cally exprcHHe deep regard of and
cj nicer ii for Hod' creation. In esti
mating a liiau' ( ' 1 1 r I h 1 1 ; 1 1 1 life hi 1
Ideal of citizenship are a better
guide than hi theories about .Ichiis.
A correct ImpreHHlon of .Ichiis 1 a
thing felt. The expression of real!
faith In .Ii'hiim will not be uniform a j
to theories but they will be uniform i
111 lire' activities. 1
If the world I to lie saved through
the cent nill.lng of thought on the'
Individual, ii method largely In vogue '
at present, the proccHS will be hope
give three addresses, one on "Minis
terhil F.fllelency" In the morning;
"Evangelism through Christian Nur
ture" In the ufternoon, and on "The
Social KcHpoiiHlhllltle of the Church"
In the evening. Preceding this lat
addre on social Hervlce, Mm. Lola
(i. Baldwin of the Municipal Depart
ment for the Safety of Young Women
In Portland will speak on "The Need
a I See It In My Work."
With the able talent and vital
themes presented, these sessions will
preHcnt an unusual treat and It I
expected that t he people of the city
and valley will get their full share of
the good thlnge by planning to at
tend In large number.
SHORT SPEECH HERE
In palng through Hood Klvcr en
route from Portland to La Uremic
Colonel Kooscvclt addressed a crowd
of local admirer at the Htntlou Wed
neday evening. The train to which
hi npeclal car wa attached drew In
to the Htntlou about 10::i(). Whll.
the engine wn taking water acrowd
of about KM) peron gathered around
the I olonel car anil shouted lor a
Hpeech. The Colonel responded by
appearing on the platform ant mak
Ing a few remark. Hedeclared that
Oregon wa becoming known n one
of the moHt progressive states In the
Lnlon anil that the political reform
adopted here were being followed by
the other state. He then referred
to the policies for which the Progre
nlve party stainls and declared that
It Htood for the people a agalnt the
politician. In coiicIuhIoii Col. Koose
Ten al. I he wa glail to Hee such a
gathering of ProgrelreH in Hood
Klvcr and thanked them all, "men.
w omen and especially the charming
j oung ladle" for their cordial greet
Sin nre social a well a personal.
Some of our most abomlnal condi
tions will be radically changed only
as social condition are changed. In
dividual may be saved from the
grave of the sensualist by the central
ized effort upon the given person, but
whole multitudes may he saved by
t he tnoillllcntlon of economic condi
tions nod t he breaking up of certain
den of vice through the Joint effort
of properly organized, well-meaning
The Individual church should for
get the thought of "building up It
self" and become abandoned to the
service ..( society ns a whole, .lesus
paid little attention to an organiza
tion yet In III circle there wa a
spontaneous co operation most pro
nounced mid marvelous.
(ilven an Improving social condi
tion we can risk the reaching of n
purer Idea of Uod. A society get
more normal the veil between the
world and (Sod become thinner.
The old JcwIhIi master did not
give forth their Immortal utterance
for t he primary purpose of teaching
above (Sod. but for the strengthening
of their nation In everyday affairs.
The religious suggestions were Inci
dental t hough bnslc.
Close to 200 local Japanese gather
ed nt the K. of P Hull Friday after
noon to honor the memory of the
late Mikado, whose funeral wa held
on that day at Toklo. M. Yasul
presided and several short ad.lrese
were given In which themany virtue
ol the dead ruler were extolled. After
the ceremonies they gathered on the
coiirl house grounds where a group
picture wn taken.
Mr It. K. Hoy of Lincoln, Mo., re
turned to Hood Klvcr wllh her son,
W. S. Nlchol, and will make nu in
PLANS FOR WATER
Kdwln A. Taylor, hydraulic engi
neer of Portland, wa In the city the
laHt of the week collecting data and
information necessary for expertlng
the plan for the city' new water
system. He met the fire and water
committee of the council Friday af
ternoon and went over the plana
Kmployment of Engineer Taylor
wa In compliance with a resolution
adopted by the council at It meeting
last week when this tlnal step before
starting work on the system wa de
The $'J0,000 bonds, whose legality
ha been passed upon favorably by
one of the leading firms of bond at
torney In the country, will Is? offered
for ale October 7 and their ready
sale at a good figure 1 believed to lie
As soon n Mr. Taylor' report I
received bid for the construction of
the system will be advertised for and
work will be started a hooii a a
bid can be accepted.
Mr. Taylor said that the market
are now favorable for obtaining
prompt shipments of material and
that the work when undertaken
should not Is delayed on this account.
OF JEAL ESTATE
Kecent transfer of real estate have
lieeu as follows:
J. II. Durham and other to W. 11.
Bnyles. lot 2, 27, .'III and .'SI, block 3,
Hood Klver Park.
Charles K. Spencer and wife to Cal
Douglas, one-half acre near Parkdale.
Cal Douglas to H .1. Mclsaac, half
acre near Parkdale, $:i2."i.
J. Adrian F.pplng and M. II. Spen
cer to Kllza A. Ilnlnger, acreage in
Duke Valley, f:HKKI.
J. Adrian Kpping and other to
Iewt K. Kolierts, 4 acre In Duke'
C. A. ('as to (Seorge Mellon, lot 5,
block II, Cas Addition,
K. T. Foil to John Otten and K.F.
Douglas, lon.xllo near west end of
Sarah M. Katlnger and husband to
Henry W. Hoyden, lot 4, block 1,
Clark Addition, $1200.
K. 11. Clark to D F. Taylor, lot 1.".,
block :t, Clark' Addition.
Thoma F. Johnson, sheriff, to C.S.
Wheeler, lot 10, 11 and 12, block ",
Frwln and Wa"tson' 2nd Addition,
(tax deed) f 1i".
l.eot1 Traver and husband to
L. C. Fort, lit acre south of town.
F. D. Hawley to O. II. and II. F.
Smith. 40 acres north of (.- W. H. & N.
Frank K. Spauldlng. Jr., to H. T.
Spa Hiding, tract east of Parkdale.
Mary Coburn Allen and husband
to Frank W. and Asa P.. Cutler, 20.29
acre at Udell, $.!2,000.
Milton II. and Kdna B. Sharp to
Hood Klver Development Company,
ot.r., block!!, Klverslle Park Addi
Christian Science Services
Christian Science Hervlce nre
held In the Commercial Club room
Sunday at 11 a.m. Subject, "Mat
ter." Sunday nchool at name hour
In Koom 2. Davidson Kldg. Wednes
day meeting In same rooms p.m.
Heading room open dally, '2 to 5 p. in
Of the Week
nls'ilniifl hi oi (l.wiaiultf In Lawrence dminK th strike. The Maine election wn; h ld (Sovernor Plnlsted wns the IVtn erntlc cnndi.lnte, nnd the Hepub
ll.rii s froi-resslves iinltoi In upKrt of W.lllnm T. Unities. Harold 11 Hilton, the British golf crack, wns uefeiited the first round of tu amateur
r iiii in I ship mutch at Chicago.
RAILROAD MEN, ASLEEP IN CABOOSE,
ARE SUDDENLY SURROUNDED BY FIRE
Asleep In a cahootie which wa sud
denly converted Into a furnace wrap
ped In flames, four local railroad
men had an experience at an early
hour Thursday morning which they
do not care to repeat.
The four men Conductor F. C.
High and J. L. Smith, W. H. Hatty
and W. is. waters, urakeiiieu, are
employed on the switch engine In the
yards here and were sleeping In the
caboose. The night watchman wa
making his headquarter In the en
gine of the train, which was drawn
up In the switch adjoining the store
house of Strannban & Clark. About
2 a. m. a considerable quantity of otl
which had leaked from the engine
suddenly caught fire and enveloped
the engine. The watchman awoke
and, fearing lest the heat might
cause the boiler to explode, he opened
the throttle and attempted to get the
train onto the mnln truck. 1'pon
reaching the cloned switch, however,
he stopped the train In such a way
that the caboose was directly over
the blazing oil.
Immediately the flames enveloped
the car, which became a furnace. The
men awoke to see the fire leaping In
through the broken window. The
next moment their bedclothes were
I'pon opening the rear door In au
effort to escape from the furnace they
FORMER HOOD RIVER BOY PERISHES OF
COLD AND HUNGER IN ALASKAN HILLS
Leslie Oliver, 17 years old, who
perished on Sheep Creek Mountain,
near Juneau, Alaska, last week in
company with two companion, wn
well known In this section, having
lived at Cascade Locks with his par
ents up to about three year ago.
Ix'sllc' body, as well us those ol
John Shattuck, former (Jreshum,( Ire.,
boy, and Dell Llnscott of Douglas
were found on the mountain, where
they had perished from hunger, cold
and exposure while endeavoring to
reach the top of the peak, where
there I a miner's cabin wlilch would
have sheltered them If they had suc
ceeded In reaching It.
The body of young Oliver wn
found about half a mile from the
summit of the mountain and above
the timber line. Although the body
wa In plain sight from the crests
and ridges, the searchers must have
passed and re passed It many times.
The hoy's shoes were worn through
TWO DEALS MADE
Two real estate denls Involving
local fruit ranches have liecn closed
through the (Suy V. Kd wards Com
pany. Frank Menefee of Portland
has purchased 111 acres In Willow
Flat from K. ( Chapln. Five acre
nre In N-yenr old tree and five In .1-year-olds.
The purchase Includes
thl year's crop, wl.lch Is estimated
at 27(H) boxes. The price was f 14,."kHI.
Thl I the latest of a number of In
vestments here by Mr. Menefee, who
now owns 7." acre of Hood Klver
property valued at (Kl,t)(X).
The (Suy Y. F.d wards Company
ha also closed a deal hereby Frank
M.Cox of Chicago buys from Clyde
S. Mason 20 acres In the Odell dis
trict. The entire 2n acre I In live-year-old
isai LwjuiAO-iJiai!)"- uvi i"J
Floods en user! millions c dollars tnmnve throughout Pennsylvania, t.hlo nnd West Virginia. Colonel (!. P. Townsley sue
coeled Mnjor Uenornl Bnrry ns superintendent nt West 1 eint Oeiiernl Itarry now comnuiml the depnrtniciit of the east For
mer Inspector Hnyes of the New Vjrk police force leclare.l that Commissioner WnMo wns responslhle for the "wide jpen" con
ditlons. Wlllintn M Wood of Boston, hend of the woolen trmt. wns nrreste.1. charged with cotisplrncy In ronuectlon with the
were half suff. rated by a burst of
flame. I'pon trying the front door,
however, they fared lietter and Jump
ed through thf lire to safety.
The fire alarm was sent In, as the
milling company's storehouse wa
threatened for a time, but the fire
died down a quickly as It had start
ed and a few shovelsfull of cinder
thrown on the oil extinguished the
blaze shortly after the department
MERCER AND CO.
BUY MOTOR TRUCK
The (iilbert Implement Company
report having made a number of
sale of automobile during the last
couple of week. Mercer and Com
pany, proprietor of the Kockford
store, have purchased a one-ton
Chase auto truck for delivering their
good and expect to be able to serve
a large part of the West Side. They
aim particularly to Include the terri
tory which wa served by the Oak
(jrove store recently destroyed by
Dr. H. L. Dumble has purchnsed a
Kulck runabout. Two two-cylinder.
54 horse power Chaltner car have
also been sold, one to K. I. McClaln
nnd the second to C. P. Iieebe.
by the rock In his struggle to reach
the summit. In Ids hand wa n
pistol and by his side a shotgun.
The hundred men of the search par
ties, after the discovery of Oliver's
body, concentrated their efforts In
the neighborhood where It wa found
anil finally, after seven hours, came
Upon the bodies of Shattuck and I-ln-scott
ouly a quarter of a mile dlstuut.
The b idles were brought to Juneau.
John W. Shattuck was 21 'year
old, a graduate of the I'tdversity of
Oregon and prominent In college
athletics. He was living with his
brother, a banker of Juneau.
j Llnscott was 2( years old and a
resident of Douglas. The hunters
'u.if mil U'lMiint hlunLatij .... ftnti-lu.
Ions, and were unfamiliar with the
country. Soon after their departure
Sheep Creek Mountain was enveloped
by a dense fog, and when they did
not return at night step were taken
to rescue them.
OPEN RIVER LINE
Service by the Open Klver Trans
portation Company, whose boats
ply from Portland to this city and
to the eastward, will not be discon
tinued at the end of the month as
previously announced. Following
remonstrance ami promise of sup
port from cities served by the line,
a meeting of the company's stock
holders was held the last of the
week audit wa decided to continue
To meet this year' deliclt of ap
proximately $I7,iKHa voluntary as
sessment of stockholders will be
It I declared that continuance of
the service will prevent removal of
water competition and thereby com
pel the railroad to hold down their
(AH 'JA?lVk h
Intense Interest Taken
in the Children's Fair
Hood River's Coming Generation of Housewives, Far
mers and Mechanics Vie with Each Other and
Prepare Exhibits Which Are Host Creditable
List of Awards Made Is Given Herewith.
Hood Klver's little housewives.
farmers, carpenters and mechanics
were out In force to attend the first
school children's Industrial fair held
at the courthouse Saturday. All af
ternoon nnd evening there were
wore of visitors Inspecting the var
ied exhibits, all of which were mot
The Interest and enthusiasm shown
by the children awakened a kindred
Interest among parents and friends
and there was plenty of friendly riv
alry among the contestant, who
came from all sections of the county.
Futrle were divided Into two
classes. All children over 12 were In
Class A and all under 12 were In ( las
H. Award were made as follows:
I'est packed box of apples Class
A: Otto Annaln, Oak drove, first;
Jesse Hutson, Valley Crest, Second.
Class B: Susie Hod well, Harrett,
Best five potatoes Class A i Clark
Thomsen, first; Frank FenwIcW, Oak
(Jrove, second; .Ernest Puddy, Park
dale, third. Class B: Vernon Gray,
Hood Klver. first; Blanche Aubert,
Mount Hood, second; Ken (Janger,
Hood Kiver, third.
Best five ears of sweet corn Class
A: Francis Miller, Barrett, first;
Hoy Miller, Barrett, necond; Kdna
Plog, Odell. third. Class B: No en
try. Best five onions Class A: Samuel
Thomsen, first; Samuel Coad. Hood
Klver, second; Armas Jakku, Oak
Srove, third. Class B: Clarence Mil
ler, Frankton, first; Francis Michael,
Oak (Srove, second; Dean Ireland,
Best trio of chickens Class A: How
rd Seoliee. Hood Klver, first; Floyd
Mason, Pine (Srove, second. Class B:
Betloafof bread Class A: Kdna
Clapp. Hood Klver, first: Buela Turn
er, Hood Klver, second: 7.ov Newman,
Pine (Jrove, third. Class 15: Mary
Dempsey, Frankton, first; Vernon
(Sarrabrant, Fraukton, second; Klin
Stindsten. Cascade Locks, third.
Best five Jars canned fruit Class A:
Lulu Prnther, Odell, first; Clara
Thomsen, Piue (Srove, second; Ignore
Crane, Hood Klvr. third. Class B:
Ada Laraway. Pine (Srove, first; Su
san Hod well. Barrett, second; Helen
Brosl, Pine (Srove, third.
Best five glasses of jelly Class A:
Kalph (Sanger, Hood Klver, first;
Clara Thomsen, Odell, second; Thel
ma Klllott, Frankton, third. Class
B: Susie Kodwell, Barrett; first; Lu-
clle Davis, Odell, second; Laura M.
Folts. Odell, third.
Best display of sweet peas Ida
Nichols. Oak (Srove, first. Class B:
Ada Laraway, Pine (Srove, first:
Martha Ferguson, Odell, second;
Mary Dempsey, Frankton, third.
Best display of aster Class A:
Anna Dart, Barrett, first; Josephine
Dart, Barrett, second: Florence Clark,
Pine (Srove, third. Class B: Mary
B. I'.lagg, Hood Klver, first; Lisle
Vongoerres, Oak (Jrove, second;
Martha Ferguson, Odell, third.
Hand-made aprons Class A: F. L.
Llttletleld, Hood Kiver, first; Agnes
Kyverly, Vlento, second: Klrstena
Ostergard. Vlento. third. Class B:
Blanche Aubert, Mount Hood, first;
Jessie Thompson, Cascade Locks,
second; Chloe Thompson, Cascade
Mechanical work Class A: Dorr II.
Green, Parkdale, first; Kdward De
Wltt, Barrett, secoud; Hoy Dark.
Hood River, third. Class B: Frank
Dark. Hood Klver, first; Charlie Me
II wraith, Valley Crest, second.
Special premiums for Bantams:
Martha Ferguson, Odell, first; Har
old Karly, Hood Klver, second; Kuth
Kby, Frankton, third.
Chicken not Included In the regu
lur list John Annala, Oak (Jrove,
first; Martha Ferguson, second; Dor
othy Baker, Hood Klver, third.
Special premium for darning Do
ra DeWitt, Odell. Special prize for
an apron to (Jracle Heed, Oak (Jrove,
seven years old.
Honorable mention for articles
very nearly prize winners was given
to the following: Helen Brosl for
Jelly, Kdna Clapp for an apron, Viola
Calvin for jelly, Catherine Stewart
and Helen Aubert for aprons.
APPLES BACK HOME
"One of my long-cherished delu
sions has Iieen exploded." says V. S.
Nlcbol, who returned the last of the
week from an extended trip through
Canada, the Uulted States and. Inci
dentally, his old boyhood home In
Missouri. "Perfect as Hood Klver
apples are, I have always believed
that they could not compare In fla
vor with the fruit we used to eat
back on the old home place near Lin
coln, Mo., when we were boys, but
now I know lietter. One of the firwt
thing my brother and I did upon
returning home was to go out into
the orchard and sample some of the
bst apple. Frankly, we were dis
appointed. The smack that they
used to have when we were boys had
disappeared and I am now fully con
vinced that the Hood Klver apple I
the liest grown anywhere, Missouri
Dr. Nlchol and family, accompan
ied by his brother. (J. (J. Nlchol of
XI osier, left here several weeks ago.
Their trip took them through Se
attle, X'ancouver. B. V., Victoria.
Winnipeg, Fort William and down
thetireat Lakes to Toronto, theuce
to Buffalo, Boston, New York, Phil
adelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Pittsburg, Chicago and St. Louis,
and also through Tennessee. Ala
bama and the Southern states back
by the southern route through Cali
fornia. The doctor took especial Interest
In the apple crop. In New York
state the crop Is only fairly good. In
Missouri there I a big yield, but he
says the fungus has done extenlve
damage and that many orchard
are almost I lack with this pest.
"For tuy own satisfaction I tried
to find a place that would suit me
better than Hood Klver," says Mr.
Nlchol. "There were many places
which were pleasant, but when all
thing are considered, climate, scen
ery, class of people and business con
ditions, I failed to ti ml a single place
which. In my opinion, would com
pare favorably with Hood Klver."
BAD SAND STORM
Accompanied by a heavy wind
from Kastern Oregon, a sand storm
which was the most severe exper
ienced for year swept over the city
and valley S-iturday, filling the air
w it h sail 1 and Interrupting the spell
of real Hood Klver weather which
was ushered In with September.
The storm was felt a far west a
Portland and on the river It was es
pecially severe At Stevenson the
steamer Dalles City wa blown
aground shortly before noon and
frultles attempt were made to pull
her off. She wa attempting to
make a lauding when the mishap
curred. The storm was at It height h
and the boat could make m head
way tow ards t. Ing up. Finally con
trol of her wa lost altogether.
Train from the Fast were delated
by the hanks of drifting sand.
( Ity Improvement are
in iw In or