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THE HOOD RIVER
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VOLUME 8, NUMBEK 41
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1912
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
Local, State, National
Ballota How Complete
Time for (letting on Ticket Except by Petition of In
dividual Electors ExpiresOnly Contest in Coun-
ty Will Be for Office of County JudgeComplete
List of Candidates to Be Voted On.
- The ballot for next month In now
'comulete. the time for filing for
places on the tickets having none by
except for thoiie who are cboseu by
Individual elector. Candidates for
local, state and national offices
whose namea will be submitted to
the oeonle of the district will Include
For representative In Congress
from the Second Congressional Dl
trlct, N. J. Slunott of Wasco county
' U the Republican candidate, lie Ik
oduomhI ov C. M. Aliereromble of
Baker county, Socialist; George L.
'leaver of Union county. Prohibi
tion, and James Harvey Graham of
Baker county, Democrat.
For United States Senator in Con
gress the following names will ap
pear uu the ballot:' A. E. Clark of
Multnomah county, Progressive;
Harry Lane of Multnomah county,
Democratic; B. I Are Paget of Haeka-
man county. Prohibition; B. F. Kamp
of Marlon couuty, Socialist; Ben Sell
lug of Multnomah county, Republl
can; Jonathan Bourue, Jr., popular
For Commissioner of the Railroad
Commission of Oregon, this district.
Clyde B. Altcblsen of Multnomah
couuty Is opposed by Lew Anderson,
Multnomah couuty, Democratic.
W. A. Bell of The Dalles, Republi
can, Is a candidate for District Attor
ney of this district, also J. W. Allen
of The Dalles.
.Judge R. R. Butler of The Dalles,
Republican, Is the only candidate for
State Senator from this district.
Three candidates are In the Held
for election as Representatives from
this district. Two are to be elected.
The candidates are: C. H. Strana
ban of Hood River, Republican; J. E.
Anderson of Wasco couuty, Republi
can, and I. D. Driver of Wasco coun
In the county George R. Castner Is
having his petition signed as a can
didate for County Judge, so also Is
S. W. Stark.
For all other positions In the coun
ty the regular Republican nominees
MR. BUTLER RETURNS
leslle Butler returned the last of
the week from his trip East and he
was In an optimistic frame of mind
as a result of conditions which he
found In all sections which he visited.
Mr. Butler says that the general feel
ing Is that Mr. Wilson will lie elected
but that there Is little If any appre
hension being felt over the political
or business conditions.
Mr. Butler went from here to Port
land and thence to Yellowstone
Park. Continuing his Journey, be
went to Minneapolis and Chicago
and from the latter city to Detroit,
where he attended the meeting of the
American Baukers' Association.
There were over 3000 bankers at the
gathering from this country and
abroad and Mr. Butler had a good
opportunity to get a comprehensive
Idea of conditions. He said:
"The general opinion Is that condi
tions all over the country are good
and less attention Is being paid to
the Presidential scare than at any
time In the last 30 years. The feeling
Is that we have but little to fear so
far as any financial slump Is concern
ed, the country having to often re
covered from such stringencies.
"The physical conditions of the
country as a whole were never let
ter. "With reference to politics I found
conditions every where as badly mix
ed as here, but the general Impression
Is that Wilson Is likely to he elected.
The people In general, however, have
no fear of anything very radical lie
Ing done by either party so that they
can go along In the even tenor of
their ways with the assurance that
the county Is not going to the "dem
nltlon bow wows" whichever side
"Wherever I hnve gone there seems
to tie the best of feeling for the coun
try out here and many more people
would come If their affairs could lie
arranged without too much loss. In
101. I look tor the greatest Influx of
tourists that the ('oast hasever seen.
"All things considered, we can pat
ourselves on the back and Is glad
that we live In Oregon,"
remain unopposed. They Include tha
following: For Couuty Commis
sioner, John R. Putnam; for Sheriff,
Thomas F. Johnson; for County
Clerk, W. K. Hauson; County Treas
urer, Frank A. Bishop; School Super
intendent, C. D. Thompson; Coroner,
H. L. Dumble; County Surveyor,
Murray Kay; Justice of the Peace for
Hood River district, A. C. Buck; Cou
stable, E. S. Olluger.
Candidates for electors of President
and Vice-President of the United
States representing the three leading
parties are as follows:
E. V. Carter of Jackson county.
Republican; M. J. McMahon of Mult
nomah county. Republican; McKIn
ley Mitchell of Multnomah county.
Republican; for President. William
H. Taft; for Vice-President. James
H.Sherman; Phil Metschan, Jr., of
Multnomah county, Taft Sherman;
John L. Rami of Baker couuty, Taft
Sherman: for President, William H.
Taft; for Vlce-presldfut, James S.
Hugh McLalu, Cor.s county, Dera.;
Will M. Peterson of Dinatllla couuty,
Democratic; John M. Wall of Wash
lugton county. Democratic; D. M.
Watson of Multnomah county, Dem
ocratic; F. C. Whit ten of Multnomah
county, Democratic. For President,
Woodrow Wilson; for Vice-President,
Thomas R. Marshall.
A. S. Geddes of Union county, Pro
gressive; L. H. McMahan of Marlon
county, Progrestdve; Levi W. Myers
of Multnomah couuty. Progressive;
W. K. Newell of Washington county,
Progressive, A. K. Ware of Jackson
county. Progressive. For President,
Theodore Roosevelt. For Vice-President,
Hiram W. Johnson.
LOCAL BANKS WILL
BE CLOSED SATURDAY
Next Saturday, ()ctoler 12, being
Columbus Day, all local banks will
he closed for the day. This day was
declared a public hollduy la this
state by the legislature at Its lust
session. As this Is a busy season the
banks cull especial attention to the
fact that they will be closed all that
Several moving pictures of the val
ley as It looks during the harvest
season were secured by a representa
tive of the Welster Company of Port
land the last of the week. Secretary
Scott of the Commercial Club took
the photographer In tow. The dims
made Included picking scenes at A. I.
Mason's orchard, a panaromlc mov
ing picture of the valley from Van
Horn Butte, a scene at Wilson Flke's
house and another of M. M. Hill's
place, a view of six wagons hauling
apples on the East SldeGrade, one of
Collie's orchard, another of harvest
ing and packing scenes at Oscar Van
derbllt's and panoramic views of
the valley from A. I. Mason's water
Photon of Creelmnn. Cropsey and
Of the Week
i s. ') lfiz ' -A - v' "a Y" .'cis
service commissioner, and Jnmes C. Cropsey, former commissioner of police, were culled to testify bcTore tha alderiunnlc Investigation luto the graft con
ditions In New York city. They denied that police captalu were forced to buy their promotions.
As we go to press the clans are
gathering for the Congregational
State Conference at Riverside church.
Sessions legan yesterday afternoon
and will continue through Thursday
evening. The evening services are
especially attractive. Drs. Dyott and
Boyd of Portland discuss Church
Federation this evening with Mrs.
C. If. Sletton and a singer from Ash
land, Ore., as soloists. Mrs. Lola U.
Baldwin and Dr. Van Horn of Seattle
discuss social service Thursday night
with Mrs Carlton Williams of The
Dalles and Mrs. Clay Brock of Port
land as soloists. The public Is Invit
ed to all the services.
E. 0. HALL SECURES
At the meeting of the city council
Monday evening the contract for
paving Oak street, Second street and
Third street this Fall wns awarded
to E. O. Hall of this city. One other
bid was received. It was from Bur
ton and Jeffries, Portland contract
ors, aud was for $15,101. Mr. hall's
bid was f 13.9:10.
The contract calls for the paving of
Second street from Cascade to State
street, Third street from the rail
road's right of way to State street,
and Oak street from Front to Fifth
street. It ls understood that work
will be started as soon as possible
so as to complete the work liefoie
the Fall rains. It was also provided
that a road to the shipping ware
houses shall always be kept open.
The balance of the district to lie
paved will le held over until next
ON EJGEJF CLIFF
Brought face to face with Death
without a moment's warning, Mr.
and Mrs. E. E Rugg and two chil
dren of Belmont had a terrifying ex
perience Thursday evening when
their automobile plunged partially
over the brluk of the cliff on the
M osier hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Rugg, accompanied
by their son David and daughter
Jessie, were returning from the fair
at The Dalles. There bad been a
heavy rainfall on the hill and as they
were climbing one of the steeper por
tions the car suddenly skidded and
before they were aware of their peril
the front wheels plunged over the
edge of the roud and they were hang
ing on the edge of a sheer drop of
about 70 feet. Mr. and Mrs Rugg
who were lu the back seat, hustlly
climbed out of the car. Alius Jessie,
who wns In the front seat, was so
overcome that she bad to tie lifted
from the car which they feared would
fall over the cliff at any moment.
Having gotten out of the car, the
party walked back to Mosler, from
which place a party was sent out
with another machine to pull the
Ruggs' auto back luto the road. Mr.
Rugg aud family returned here Fri
Yesterday the Union shipped two
cars of fancy Newtowns aud Spltxen-
burgs to Genoa, Italy, upon receipt
of telegraphic orders. Credit has
been established at a New York
bank and more orders from that
couutry are expected.
Hood River apples the world's
IUxIkps by Vmcrlean Tress Association.
Job E. 11 eilne wns nnmlnntcd for governor by the
the inventor of wireless telegraphy, was Injured In
was born to Mrs. Alfred (). Vanderbilt in England.
died in Baden. Joseph A. Walker was nominated
NOV. 9 WILL BE
TREE PLANTING DAY
The Womau'a Club, through Its
civic committee, would establish au
annual tree planting day for the city
and they have asked the city council
to set aside Saturday, Nov. 9th, for
The committee ha secured a very
reasonable price for shade trees.
Maples, which they would recom
mend, can be had at a price not ex
ceeding fifty cents each, aud other
popular trees as follows: Chestnut
40c, catalpa 40c, elm 40c, cut leaf
Trees should t planted In the
parking next the curbs, and legt li
ning at the corner of a block should
lie set every twenty feet. Double
postal cards will be mailed all those
whose street Improvements are com
pleted and they are urged to mall
back, stating how many trees they
will need. Let everyone help, as It
will be such a small outlay, and In a
few years we will have beautifully
shaded streets of which we may all
Club IV Hear Reports
on Important Matters
Committee Which Has Been Investigating Cannery
Project Will Hake Known its Conclusions and Re-
: port Will Also Be Heard from Committee on the
Road Bills to Be Submitted Next Honth.
At the meeting of the Commercial
Club to be held Monday several Im
portant matters are to be brought
np. Among them is the cannery pro
ject. The committee on this subject
has been making a thorough Investi
gation and will haveanr' Vvirate re
port prepared, ftu.s i;n 1. as the
proposition of cum!i' 'in .1 tannery
here! of liiiport'.n-.r i as! on hard
Ists, U i-t txpivteJ tKtt ..1. ii-Mte In
terest will i a khotii.1 lit tli's i.io tlng.
Seve'ft wM-k :. t. ' asp-. lut
ed a cir"i lt't' (f tL.'i'-, li.'i.ijing
W. L. CUrK. V. C. '.'.r-M k aud L. A.
Henderson. ( 'u cutlgate the two
sets of good rotids bills known as. the
Grange bills and the Harmony bills.
This committee has gone luto the
subject In an exhaustive way and
will make known Ice findings at this
meeting. There may also be some
discussion of tbU matter, which Is of
vital Interest to all Interested In good
At a meeting of the board of direct
ors of the club held last week the
matter of Hood River entering a
creditable exhibit at the Land Prod
ucts Show at Portland was brought
up. The directors were of the opin
ion that Hood Itlver ought not to
miss this opportunity, but they de
cided to await whatever action may
be taken In the matter at the meet
ing next Monday. However, S-cre-tary
Scott was directed to eDgage
space at the show without delay and
this was done the last of the week.
Concerning the project foradvertls
Ing Hood River apples In the markets
of the consumer Secretary Scott
"Not as much Interest has been
shown In this ns the subject deserves.
To date 43 boxes have been subscrib
ed. I think I will have to go after
the orders and If the office work will
let me, will do so. No matter what
any person thinks on this subject,
the proof of advertising Is In front of
New York stiite lioinilillcsns In con vent ion at Siirntogn. William Marconi,
an automobile collision. For a time lilt sinht wns despaired of. A son
Huron von Hieherstein, Gerimuiy's present diiy diplomatic "iron man,"
for governor bv the Itcmitilicana of MaMsiirhusetts. J nines Creeluian, civil
13 CHARGES LAID;
LABORER IS KILLED
Believers In the "13" hoodoo will
lie no less superstitious as a result of
an accident at the dam across the
rler, when a Greek laborer had half
his skull torn off by a descending
rock which had been hurled into the
air by a blast.
Thirteen charges bad been planted
and as the last one went off a piece
of Jagged stone landed In a group of
laborers. Several of the crew were
standing around the mess house at
the time when the rock came down,
scattering the brains of their fellow
workman over a number of the men.
The man who touched off the blast
made the remark: "There are 13
charges In this plant It's unlucky,
so look out."
Blasting at the works Is done Just
after noon and at 6 o'clock when the
men have gone to dinner or supper.
This Is the second accident from
blasting. The first man on the de
velopment who was killed met his
death by falling, striking bis head on
a rock and drowning in the river.
every person living In Hood River.
We are today the best known frult
ralslng community on earth. Adver
tising did It, but we have ueglected
one essential In the past we have
never advertised the apple to the
consumer, and made It possible at
the same time for him to get it. This
is the plan of the advertising propos
ed to do. If we do not do It this
year, we will do It some time, and
there Is no time to start like the pres
CHEAP POWER MAY
BRING MILL HERE
Induced by the opportunity to se
cure cheap electric power here, E. L.
Bashford, who owns flouring mills
In Vancouver, Wash., and Southern
Oregon, has lieen In Hood Rfver re
cently Investigating the opportunity
for establishing a flouring mill. Mr.
Bashford was favorably Impressed
and has been negotiating with F. H
Button for a mill site on the east
bank of the Hood River lietween the
railroad bridge and the mouth of the
Mr. Bashford stated that the cheap
ness of power lu Hood River was a
great Inducement to establish a mill-tng-lu-trauslt
plant here. The rate
offered hi 111 would reduce the cost of
milling to two cents a barrel. He
said that at the Vancouver plant It
cost 22 cents a barrel.
Meeting here from almost the op
posite ends of the continent, W. C.
McCulla of St. Catherines, Ontario,
and F. E. McGulre of Mexico City.
Mexico, took an automobile trip
through the valley together Monday.
Both were drawn by Hood River's
world-w hie reputation. Mr. McCalla
Is a fruit grower In Ontario, but Is
seeking u change of location for the
benefit of his health.
Election on the Liquor
Citizens Who Want City Voted "Wet" Affix Their
Signatures to Document Which Compels County
Court to Put This Proposition on the Ballot at
the General Election to Be Held Next Honth.
A petition signed by about 1 cltl
rens of Hood River City has been Sl
ed with the count. court demanding
that the proposition of making the
CAPT. McCAN SELLS
TIP TJDPAUTO CO.
The assets of the Tip Top Auto
Company have been sold by Captain
McCan to R. R. Carter and L. H.
Goodenberger. who took charge of
the business last week. The business
will be known hereafter as the Col
umbia Auto and Machine Company.
Both of the new owners have been
connected with the company for
some time, Mr. Carter having been
acting manager and Mr. Gooden
berger foreman. ' Tbey are practical
mechanics aud automobile men with
PUBLIC FORUM DIVIDED
Abolition of capital punishment in
the state, as proposed by one of the
measures to be submitted next
month, was the subject of a lively
discussion at the meeting of the Peo
ple's Forum Friday and there was a
spirited debate between several pres
ent as to whether society has a mor
al right to sentence a murderer to be
hung by the neck until he Is dead.
Rev. H. A. MacDonald started the
discussion with a strong argument
In favor of abolishing the death pen
alty. He declared that the Infliction
of the extreme penalty means that
society Is taking vengeance upon the
perpetrator of crime. He argued
that fear of death Is not an effective
deterrent, declaring that experience
shows that criminals rarely if ever
expect to be caught, citing statistics
from states where the death penalty
has been abolished. He also argued
that society has not the moral right
to put a fellow creature to death.
Several concurred with Mr. Mac
Donald and It was left to Roy I).
Smith to take np tbecndgels In favor
of capital punishment, which he did
lu an emphatic manner. Hecontend
ed that the death penalty was not
Inflicted In a spirit of vengeance but
rather to protect society from the
atrocious criminals who are at large.
He said the guilty were punished In
order to protect the innocent and
that the safety of society demanded
It. Discussing capital punishment as
a deterrent, he contended that fear
of death Is the most effective prevent
ive of crime. He said that recent ex
perience In Oregon has shown that
many murderers escape entirely, that
If captured It Is rare to secure a first
degree conviction and that If the
death penalty were abolished the
murderer would tie taking small
chances of punishment and that this
class of crime would lucrease. He
said that since capital punishment
had been abolished In Italy there
have been more murders In that
country than In Germany, France
and England combined. In conclus
ion be argued that fear of life Imprls
onment Is a small deterrent to mur
derers and that the only arguments
against capital punishment are sent
Several othersexpressed themselves
on the matter and seuttment appear
ed to lie pretty evenly divided.
The two measures providing that
It shall be Illegal to employ state.
county and municipal prisoners on
private enterprises or to let convicts
out to private contractors was dis
cussed and there was a unanimous
opinion that both laws are good
ones. They protect honest labor
from competition by convict labor,
safeguard the welfare of the convicts
and make them available for work
on roads and other 'public enter
prises. Several spoke on this bill and
all were In favor of it.
When the measure forbidding all
public meetings on streets or In parks
without a permit from the mayor
was brought up there wns an Immed
iate opposition to the bill. The
measure was prepared by the Oregon
Employers' Association and was con
demned by several speakers nn the
ground that It Is aimed directly at
city "wet" be submitted at the gwn
eral election November 5.
The election is called under tha
provisions of the Home Rule Amend
ment passed at the general election
of 1910 and this Is the first time that
it has been called Into action here.
The law provides that any "dry"
city or town in Oregon, whether lo
cated In a "dry" county or not, can
vote under the provisions of the lo
cal option law. The petition must
be signed by at least 10 per cent of
the legal voters of the city.
As the election will be held at the
same time with the general election
It will be necessary to prepare spe
cial ballots and also to have special
ballot boxes. This Is done la order
to avoid confusion on the part of
voters living outside the city, as only
those living within the city limits
can vote on this question, The pre
cincts of Hood River City extend out
side the corporate limits of the city.
free speech and that the laws already
In effect make It possible for the po
lice to disperse such meetings In case
they block traffic or break the peace.
C. A. Bell spoke In opposition to
the bill creating a state hotel Inspect
or. The measure also provides that
all hotels shall have protection
against fire and that they ah all be
sanitary. It would be the duty of
the Inspector to enforce these pro
visions. E. A. Baker also spoke on
this measure, saying that It bad been
promulgated by the commercial trav
elers of the state and agreed to by
the hotel men of Portland.
The bill to abolish the State Sen
ate and Increase the power of -the
state legislature was to have been
discussed, but lack of time prevented
and this measure was held over nntll
the meeting this week.
Besides the bill abolishing the Sen
aee, the measures to be discussed
Friday Include the educattonal bills,
school appropriations, bill to create
new counties, bill to consolidate
cities and the bill requiring a majori
ty to pass laws or adopt amend
ments. LOCAL TRANSFERS
J. F. Thompson to Win. J. Tobey,
10 acres In L'pper Valley,
Emma C. Willis to James R. Belshe,
Caroline Culbertson and husband
to Mllo L.JHolbrook, 40 acres south
Mary La.Monte to Ralph Jarvls. 10
acres at Oak Grove.
It. J. Mclsaac, trustee, to J. M.
Clark, lot 4. block 1, Parkdale.
B. F. Thomas to R. Wallace Del.
8 acres In Barrett District.
Albert Hutson to Frank E. Hutson.
10 acres In l'pper Valley.
N. T. Chapman to Clarence A.
Young, 23 acres west of Mt. Hood
Railroad at Trout Creek.
E. E. Stanton to Ralph J. Jarvls.
10 acres southwest of the planer.
Ralph J. Jarvls to E. E. Stanton.
10"i acres at Oak G rove.
John West to Ernest A. Cole, 10
acres near Fir.
FIRST ORGAN CONCERT BY
MR. HOERLEIN IS GIVEN
A large audience gathered Sunday
ulght aud enjoyed the pipe organ re
cital at the Congregational church
given by Hans Hoerleln. Mr. IUer-
leln gives great promise as a musi
cian. His plavlng showed utiiiaiml
ability lu Interpretation and his
haudllng of the organ brought forth
nothing but praise from bis audience.
The vocal selection by Mrs. Ilemiey
was a feature of the program that
was thoroughly enjoyed. The f..l
lowing program was rendered:
H.mannah Th. Dubois
(a) Serenade Gounod
(b) OSalutarts I lost in Gounod
Nult d' Kte Blurt
Vocal Selection Vrs.C. . Ifeniu-y
At Evening Dudley Buck
Fantasle de Concert Knalwl
Post hide Fr. Momrt'a Mim