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THE HOOD RIVER
Job Tr fating
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 48
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1912
.SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
Hood River at Portland
Local Fruit Takes Hany
Products Show Newtown and Spitzenburg Vari
eties Take First Honors
Local Growers Capture
New laurels for the Hood River ap
ple were won at the Northwest Land
Products Show In Portland last week
No other section succeeded In carry
ing away bo large a proportion of the
prizes as Hood River.
Most important among the apple
displays was the 25 box class. In this
Hood River took both first and second
prizes In each of the Spitzenberg and
Yellow Newtown divisious, the lead'
lng commercial varieties in this val
In the Sptzenberg class Sears &
.Porter won first and John Hakel sec
ond. In the Yellow Newtown division
Harrison T. Gleason took first honors
and Frank Feuwlck second. There
were eight entries in the Spitzenberg
class, five of them being from Hood
In the four-box contest Hood River
also succeeded In carrying off many
prizes, while in the one-box displays
Hood River took prizes In 13 out of
the 28 classes.
It was somewhat of a disappoint
ment that Hood River failed to take
a prize in the artistic apple display.
Those present from here declare that
the reproduction of the valley attract
ed a great deal of attention and that it
was highly praised by all who attend
ed. The first prize in this class, how-
ever, went to the Goldendale Fruit &
Produce Association and second to
Sealy-Dresser Company of Portland.
George I. Sargent of Montague Farm,
this place, won third prize. Mr. Sar
gent's display was an original and at
tractive one. He reproduced in min
iature a knoll on bis farm, showing
ferns, berries, etc. In the foreground
was arranged a cave effect in which
his apple exhibit was. placed, illumi
nated by electric lights. The fourth
prize In this class went to H. P. Ashby
of Doise, Idaho.
- - Local Packer Win
Hood River apple packers scored a
complete success at the show, taking
both prizes for the best packed 25-box
lot of apples. Walter N. Webber,
packer for Lawrence and Smith, took
first prize, which was a gold watch
presented by the Northwest Fruit Ex
change. He thereby gained the title
"Champion Packer of the Northwest."
Howard E. Kramer, packer for Harri
son F. Gleason, secured second prize,
which was a silver watch from the
Northwaet Fruit Exchange.
The word was passed around here
Friday that Hood River was achiev
ing distinction at the show and Chas.
N. Clarke, president of the Commer
cial Club, rallied a large number of
enthusiasts who went to Portland and
made it "Hood River night."
In the four-box class Hood River
growers took prizes in eight of the 1C
classes. Awards were made as fol
lows: Apples, Four-Box Class
Arkansas Black First prize, John
nreckenrldge, Boise, Idaho; second.
Sears & Porter. Hood River.
llaldwln First prize, Sears & Por
ter, Hood River; second, Mrs. J. C.
Porter, Hood River.
Illack Twig First prize, C. L.
Green, Wenatchee, Wash.
Oano First prize, V. N. Yost,
Poise, Idaho; second, Weatherford &
Monnett, Imbler,, Ore.
Grimes Golden First prize, ('has.
niery, Wenatchee, Wash., second, Wil
liam Olsen, Husum, Wash.
White Winter Pearmaln First
prize, Frank H. Arb, Lyle, Wash.; sec
ond, W. N. Yost, llolse, Idaho.
FIRM'S SALES HERE
That a single Portland real estate
firm has negotiated sales of Hood Riv
er realty in the paBt month aggregat
ing 11.10,000, Is the statement made in
a Portland paper a couple of days ago.
The Item follows:
C. F. Smith & Son, operators In farm
and orchard acreage, report an active
demand for Hood River land, their
sales In that district amounting to
nearly $130,0(10 during the past 30
days. The following is a list of the
transactions closed by this firm:
C. H. Hcnney to A. Welch, 10 acres,
J15.G00; B. F. Thomas to C. F. Smith,
174 acres, $21,000; Joseph Ricord, to
A. Welch, 8 13 acres, $13,600; Captain
McCan to H. MeLaln, 30 acres, $60,.
000; W. E. Helnsler to A. J. Nelson, 21
These properties are nearly all lo
cated In tht Del mon t district, one of
the finest sections In the Hood River
Prizes at Northwest Land
In 25-Box CIass--Hany
Prizes for Superior Fruit
WineBap First prize, Tedford Bros,
Wenatchee; second, W. N. Yost,
Winter Banana First prize, C. C
Carpenter, Hood River; second, V. C,
Brock, Hood River.
Yellow Newtown First prize. John
Hakel, Hood River; second, Lawrence
& Smith. Hood River.
Jonathan FirBt prize, John Breck
enridge, Boise; second, M. Stewart,
Sumnierland, B. C.
Mcintosh First prize, M. Stewart,
Sumnierland, B. C.
Ortley First prize, H. O. Siever-
kropp, Hood River; second, Lawrence
& Smith, Hood River.
Red Cheek Pippin First prize,
Sears & Porter, Hood River; second,
Julius Sandoz, The Dalles, Ore.
Rome Beauty First prize. Weather-
ford & Monnett, Imbler, Ore.; second
prize, Mrs. Uoy C. Brock, Hood River.
Spitzenberg First prize, Mrs. W
W. Rod well. Hood River; second, H
O. Sieverkropp, Hood River.
Stayman First prize. C. L. Green
Wenatchee; second. Balm Cove Orch
ard, Dufur, Ore.
In the one-box class Hood River
growers took prizes In the following
Baldwin First, Nelsonfi Alnslie,
Hood River; second, Charles W. Reed,
Ben Davis First, D. Geckler. Boise;
second, Lawrence & Smith, Hood Riv
er. Black Twig First, Lawrence &
Smith, Hood River; second Tedford
Gano First, M. Stewart, Summer-
land, B. C; second, Lawrence & Smith
Hyde's King First, Iawrence &
Smith, Hood River; second Sears &
Porter, Hood River.
King Tompkins First, Sears & Por
ter, Hood River; second Mrs. J. C.
Porter, Hood River.
MclntOBh Red First, Sears & Por
ter, Hood River; second M. Stewart
Summerland, B. C.
Ortley hirst, Lawrence Smith
Hood River; second Mrs. W. W. Rod
well, Hood River.
Red Cheek Pippin First, Julius
Sandoz, The Dalles; second, Nelson &
Ainslie, Hood River.
Spitzenberg First, M. Stewart,
Sumnierland, B. C. ; second, Charles
W. Reed, Hood River.
Wagener First, H. O. Sieverkropp,
Hood River; second John Hakel, Hood
Winter Banana First, Alex McKay,
Sumnierland, B. C; second, C. C. Car
penter, Hood River.
Yellow Newtown First, W. N. Yost,
Boise; second, John Hakel, Hood
TWO ARE INJURED
IN DOUBLE RUNAWAY
Mrs. B. E. Wright and Mrs. C. H.
Henney figured in an exciting double
runaway on Sherman Avenue Friday
afternoon in which both women sus
tained injuries, Mrs. Henney's being
so serious that she has been confined
to the house.
Mrs. Henney and Mrs. Wright stop
ped their horses alongside each other.
In doing so their wheels locked and
when they started to go ahead Mrs.
Wright's horse took fright and wheel
ed abruptly around. The wagon was
upset, Mrs. Wright was thrown under
the vehicle and was in danger of be
ing dragged. J. M. Culbertson, who
was nearby, extricated her from the
rig before the horse had started to run
and she escaped with only slight In
juries. The horse then circled
around and In an effort to get out of
its way Mrs. Henney, who was driv
ing the Hurt nirBS horse started to
wards' Ninth street. Then the Wright
horse raced in the same direction and,
colliding with Mrs. Henney's, threw
her to the ground with great force.
She sustained a sprained ankle, a
sprained wrUt and a number of other
painful Injuries. Her horse then start
ed to run, but was stopped In Ninth
Mrs. Wright's horse dashed down
Sherman avenue, then crossed through
Truman Butler's place, Jumped off the
terrace Into State street and was fin
ally stopped. The rig was completely
About the same time as the double
runaway a horse driven by Robert
Newhall ran away on Oak street and
created some excitement. The Btreet
was crowded with vehicles, but the
steed steered a clear course and no
damage was done.
County Clerk Hanson has received
from State Fish and Game Commis
sioner Finley a number of contracts
made between the state and local
ranchers setting aside nearly 200 acres
In the valley as game preserves.
These preserves are established for a
period of three years and the state
will co-operate with the ranchers In
stocking them with game and also
with fish, where streams or ponds ex
ist. Those who have established pre
serves include the following: Evan
A Evans, 75 acres; Leslie Butler, 35
acres; Howard W. Peeler, 38 acres;
Davidson Fruit Company, 80 acres,
and Frank E. Deem, three acres.
In town attention Is being called to
the fact that the squirrels, whlcn are
to be seen about in many places, are
in danger of being exterminated by
thoughtless youngsters who wantonly
kill the little animals and the plea is
made that they be protected In every
Hymen Kept Busy; Three
Kent Shoemaker of this city and
MiBs Effiegene Edwards of White Sal
mon were married at three o'clock
Wednesday afternoon at his home in
this city. Only immediate relatives
were present. Rev. H. A. MacDonald
of the Unitarian church performed the
ceremony, following which Mr. and
Mrs. Shoemaker left for Portland to
spend a few days. They will make
their home here, Mr. Shoemaker be
ing employed as deputy county clerk.
The bride is a young woman of many
attractions and will be welcomed to
Hood River by Mr. Shoemaker's num
erous friends, who will extend best
wishes for many years of prosperity
A pretty wedding, quietly celebrat
ed, took place Sunday when Harry S.
Caughey and Miss Gertrude Crosby
were united in matrimony at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
R. Crosby, at Odell. The house was
attractively decorated for the occasion
with evergreens, Oregon grape and
chrysanthemums. The bride and groom
were attended by Miss Gladys Crosby,
sinter of the bride, and Ralph Caugh
ey, brother of the groom. Rev. Troy
Shelley performed the ceremony. On
ly the immediate families and friends
were present After the wedding the
couple were showered with best
wishes and then left for Portland.
From that place they will go to Bux
ton, Oregon, to spend part of their
honeymoon visiting relatives, after
which they will return to Portland to
make their home.
Many beautiful presents were re
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. Caughey, at
testing the high regard in which they
are held by a large circle of friends,
whose best w ishes will a ccompany
them on their life together.
In the presence of a largo number
of relatives and friends, Richard Fran
cis Evans and Miss Evelyn Jean Zeek
were united in marriage Tuesday ev
ening at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Zeek. Rev. J.
A. Bennett of the Valley Christian
church, performed the ceremony. The
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Of the Week
Koscnthn attempted to fix the killing upon Jack Hose and Harry Vallon, two of the wltnesres. 8ot:o Jose Canaiejn.
by an anarchist Ktxretnry of War Stlmson. Mrs. Stimson and Mlsa Helen Taft sailed for the Panama canal u a trip
tale and Captain Peudleton of I 'i in v ton led tbelr teams In tbe acnua grldlion battle.
A. E. Nolan to Marie Faller, five
acres at Oak Grove.
Joseph W. West to R. A. ColliiiB,
lots 14 and 15, first addition to River
Arthur A. Schell to Louis Schell, 20
acres south of Parkdale.
Roy Slocum to William David Trot
ter, 40 acres in Duke's Valley.
Oregon Lumber Company to Joseph
W. West, tract near Dee.
R. T. Spauldlng to Frank R. Spauld
lng, Jr., tract in Upper Valley.
Eno.h Brayford to Philomath Col
lege, one acre in Barrett district.
C. H. Henney to A. Welch, lots 11
and 12, Belmont.
Charles Davis to O. M DeWitt, 27
acres at Odell.
Guy W. Edwards to Sadao Kubato,
lot six, block four, Rlverview Park.
A. E. Nolan to Marie Fuller, five
acres at Oak Grove.
. Joseph W. West to B. A. Collins,
lots 14 and 15, First Addition to River
side Park, a subdivision west of Dee.
house was tastefully decorated for the
occasion, the prevailing colors being
yellow and white.
The bride looked very charming in a
gown of white messaline. She was at
tended by Miss Vernice Kobbins. The
groom had as his best man Bert Zeek
brother of the bride." Little Dorothy
Doan was flower girl and Louise Kreig
acted as ring bearer. Mrs. Stewart
played the wedding march.
There were about 50 guests present
at the ceremony, following which deli
cious refreshments were served. Mr.
and Mrs. Evans then left on the east
bound train to spend their honey
moon. They will be at borne after De
cember 1 in Hood River. The many
beautiful wedding presents which they
received gave proof of the high es
teem In which both are held and their
many friends will hope that happiness
and long life may be theirs.
The guests included.yr. and Mrs.
Knutson, Marsh, Moreland, Mcintosh,
Cays, Sweaney, Nesbit, R. D. Smith.
Bennett, White, Kreig, Doane, Rogers,
Gibbons and Stewart; Roy Wood
worth, Kate and Allie Forry, Merle
Doane, Hal and Marion Nesbit and
The union religious Thanksgiving
service will be held tomorrow morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock at the Christian
church with Rev. J. H. Swift as host.
The order of service is as follows:
Organ Voluntary; Invocation, Rev.
W. B. Young; Thanksgiving Proclam
ation; Hymn; Scripture, Rev. E. A.
Harris; notices and collection;
hymn; sermon, Rev. J. R. Hargreaves;
Prayer; hymn, Bern-diction, Rev. E.
T. Simpson; Postlude.
Not the least important part of the
service is the Thanksgiving offering,
taken to help share our blessings of
plenty with those loss fortunate. Our
citizens are asked to remember espec
ially this opportunity for practical
Farmers can be thankful the roads
are dry again.
waa rorrd to aue fof n armistice with
Ortie McManlgnl, testifying In the djnnmlto conspiracy trial In IndiuniwHiils,
the Pacific const were behind the McfNsmnrn brothers. The fo.ir nu n on trial In
AMBY S. BLOWERS
IS CALLEOBY DEATH
Am by S. Blowers, one of the found
ers of Hood River and for many years
one of its leading citizens, died sud
denly at his home In Portland Satur
day. Mr. Blowers had been In apparently
good health and retired Friday even
ing as usual. Death came very unex
pectedly about four o'clock in the
morning from heart failure.
The remains were brought here and
funeral services were held at Bart
mess Chapel Monday afternoon. Rev.
J. L. Hershner officiated. Local Ma
sons acted as pallbearers, while com
rades from the G. A. R. post served as
honorary pallbearers. There was a
profusion of beautiful floral tributes
and a large number of friends gather
ed to pay last tribute to a man whose
life has been Identified closely with
the foundation and growth of the com
munity. Interment was made in the
Butler bank. He conducted this store
for a number of years, being associat
ed with his son for a portion of the
time and later engaging in partnership
with George B. Crowell. He after
wards sold out to Mr. Crowell and,
with his son Lawrence, built the first
brick business building In what has
since become Hood River county. This
building is now occupied by Kinnaird
& Larwood. He also owned and occu
pied as his home the residence on Oak
street now owned by P. S. Davidson.
Was Progressive Citizen
During his life here Mr. Blowers
was one of Hood River's most progres
sive citizens and his name will be
linked forever with the early history
of the city and county. With E. L.
Smith, the late S. J. LaFrance and
Joseph A. Wilson, he owned the orig
inal townsite of Hood River. In com
pany with Mr. Smith he was also
among the first owners of the city
water system. He took an active part
in the projects which led to the rapid
family plot in the Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Blowers was born December 31,
1815, in New York. While a child he
moved with his parents to Minnesota,
where much of his early life was spent
In Filmore and Ottertail counties.
Was a Gallant Soldier
Mr. Blowers enlisted when only 17
years old and for three years served
with distinction in the Civil War as
a member of the Second Minnesota
Volunteer Cavalry. With the excep
tion of one he was the youngest mem
ber of the regiment.
After the war he returned to Minne
sota. His marriage to Miss Ellen Da
mon occurred April 18, 1866. She died
five years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Blow
ers lived in Minnesota until 1889. His
ability as an able executive and astute
business man asserted itself during
his young manhood there and be serv
ed as county commissioner and also
for three terms as mayor of New York
Upon coming to Oregon in 1889, Mr.
Blowers settled at once In Hood River.
With his son Lawrence he purchased
E. L. Smith's store which at that time
was located on the present Bite of the
development of the valley and was as
sociated with Frank Davenport, Chas.
A. Bell, and L. E. Morse in the con
struction of the first irrigation ditch
in the valley. He served three years
as mayor of Hood River, being ap
pointed to fill out the term of T. R.
Coon and afterwards being elected to
the office. He was also elected coun
ty commissioner and served the coun
ty efficiently in that capacity. He was
one of the organizers and directors of
the First National Bank.
Mr. Blow ers w as a member of Hood
River lodge, No. 105, F. and A. M., and
the Tletorlou: Balkan all'es. The main
Four Tickets in Field
for the City Election
Time for Candidates to File Expires Today and Tick
ets, Probably Complete, Show Nominations by
by Republican and Democratic Parties, Citi
zens" Ticket and Set of Taxpayers" Candidates.
During the present week the ticket
for the city election to be held next
week has been completed unless it
happens that one or more dark horses
put in their appearance today, which
is the last one in which candidates
can file. However, so far as known,
all candidates have filed their peti
tions and the ballot as it now stands
shows four tickets in the field the
Republican, Democratic, Citizens' and
R. W. Pratt, the regular nominee on
the Republican and Democratic tick
ets at the primary election, declined
the nomination and by unanimous con
sent Mayor E. O. Blanchar has been
substituted on the two tickets.
The Republican and Democratic
tickets show the same candidates, who
are as follows:
Rep. and Dem. Nominees
For mayor E. O. Blanchar.
For councilmen James Stranahan,
W. H. Taft and J. M. Schmeltzer.
For City Recorder H. L. Howe.
For treasurer L. A. Henderson.
The Citizens' ticket is the one plac
ed in the field by the Home Protective
Association and represents the citi
zens who are working upon the pro
hibition as a leading issue. This tick
et is as follows:
For mayor E. O. Blanchar.
was a past master of the lodge. He
was also a member of the G. A. R. post
up to the time of his removal to Port
land, when he transferred his member
ship to the post there. He had been
commander of the local post.
In private life Mr. Blowers was
known as a man with many sterling
traits of character. He had a high
sense of Justice and also believed in
practical pnuantnropy which was
practiced quietly and without ostenta
tion. No hungry man ever asked for
food at his house in vain and bis bus
ness dealings were marked with
strict Integrity and sense of Justice to
his fellow men. He retired from act
ive life about four years ago, since
which time he has made his home in
He is survived by a wife and eight
children as follows: Lawrence N.
Blowers of this city, Mrs. W. M. Yates
of Dee, Mrs. Chas. T. Early and Mrs,
J. R. Nickelsen, both of this place,
Mrs. William Haynes, Samuel M
Blowers, Mrs. Blanche Sheets and A
S. Blowers, Jr., all of Portland.
DECIDE THAT WOMEN
City Attorney Derby's ruling that
women must be sworn In at the elec
tion next week has been modified to
the extent that they will not have to
be sworn in unless challenged. This
decision was reached at a subsequent
conference between the city recorder
and Judge Derby and in light of the
practice In other cities of the state.
This will do away with the necessity
of women being sworn In by six free
holders and it is probable that few, if
any, will be challenged.
wing of the Turkish army was reported
minister to Belclum. was transferred
declared that several oronilneut labor
New York for the murder of Herman
premier of Spain, was assassinated
of inspection. Captain Spalding X
For councilmen W. S. Nichol, J. C.
Johnson and E. L. Scobee.
For city recorder H. L. Howe.
For treasurer M. H. Nickelsen.
The taxpayers' ticket represents the
candidates who have been endorsed
by the Heights Club and with only
two exceptions they are the same as
those regularly nominated at the prim
ary election. The ticket follows:
For mayor E. O. Blanchar.
For councilmen W. H. Taft, James
Stranahan and W. J. Baker.
For recorder George W. Dimmlck.
For treasurer L. A. Henderson.
All the above candidates have ac
cepted the nominations and their
names will appear on the ballots next
BATEHAM IS AGAIN
A. P. Bateham of Mosler was re
elected president of the State Horti
cultural Society at the annual meet
ing held in Portland last week. The
election was unanimously made.
One of the interesting addresses
made at the meeting was by Charles
A. Malboeuf, secretary of the North
western Fruit Exchage. Mr. Malboeuf
read a carefully prepared paper in
which he handled the combined sub
jects of "Grading and Packing." In
it he did not spare the shiftless apple
grower and dwelt on the importance
of the Oregon producers, through co
operation, making the most of an in
creasing yield by holding and extend
ing profitable market relations.
Mr. Malboeuf reminded his auditors
that the Oregon apple grower operated
under a number of handicaps in mar
keting his fruit, chief of which wms
that of transportation.
"The Oregon apple grower," he said,
"is required to ship his fruit on an
average 200 miles for a market The
freight on a box amounts to from 60
cents to $1. This Is a direct charge
against the consumer and if the de
mand for the Oregon product is main
tained the quality of the pack must
not decrease. The Oregon grower is
also the victim of keen competition.
Other districts are able to produce ap
ples cheaper. Besides, those districts,
in most cases, are nearer a good mar
ket Of the 275,000 cars of apples pro
duced in the United States this year
every carload grown in Oregon is
obliged to compete in the market with
26 carloads from other districts.
Therefore, above everything, our qual
ity must be the very best."
The need for a dependable rule of
grading was discussed by Mr. Mal
boeuf, who was not at all sparing in
his criticism of the practice of many
apple growers in undertaking to raise
apples w ithout any regard to the adap
tability of the state to certain varie
ties. He declared that between 100
and 125 varieties of apples were being
produced in this state that were
worthless from a commercial consid
eration, for the reason that they were
not adapted to this section. On the
other hand, hee said, these same var
ieties could not compete in the mar
ket with the same varieties that were
successfully grown In other localities
and for that reason represented time
and labor lost to the horticulturist
He earnestly appealed to the Ore-
gonorchardist to specialize and raise
only those varieties that could be suc
cessfully and profitably grown here
varieties for which the soil and cli
matic conditions were particularly
adapted and abandon further experl
A Christmas Suggestion
Anyone wishing to gtve joy to chil
dren could purchase one or more of
the beautiful books for children to
present to the library. In that way
hundreds of the children In the county
would be reached during the, yeur.
t'onsu't our librarian.
Underwood Union Chapel Association
The next regulur monthly song ser
vice of the association will be heM
Sunday afternoon. December 1, at 3
o clock, hiu are conliaiiy invited to
"Life Is short." says Josh Billing,
but It Is Jong ctiontcli to ruin winy
man who want tew be riilnei) "