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THE ;HOOD RIVER NE'i
A d xfe rtis e rs
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1913
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YE AR
County Levy W Mills;
Less Than Last Year
. Tax .8 Hills Smaller Than
tv Pnad Fund Is Lanrer
Also Reduced by Lower
At a special meetiTig of the county
court Friday the tax levy for general
county purposes was fixed at 10 mill
This Is .8 mills ss than the levy last
The levy this year is for the follo
State tax 1
General county purposes 2
County school tax 1
General road tax
Last year the state tax was almost
three times as large as this year, Hood
Hlver's apportionment being $35,430
Thin vear Jafcd Hlver's apportionment
is only $12,750. It Is said to be th
smallest levy for state purposes in
about 50 years. Last year Hood River
county had to make a levy of 3 mills
In order to raise the state tax. Thi
year the local tax for the same pur
pose is only 1.2 mills.
On account of the high state tax last
year the levy for general road pur
poses in the county was held down to
3.9 mills. With the greater leeway thi
year the levy for the same purpose is
Last year's county levy was as fol
State tax 3,
General county purposes 2.
County school tax 1
General road tax 3.9
Another factor which will tend to
further reduce taxes this year is the
fact that the total assessed valuation
of property in the county is $651,309
less than last year. Then the total val
uatlon was placed at $12,029,756. This
year it Is $11,378,447. The assessment
of the public service corporations as
made by the state tax commission is
less this year than last, as is also the
other property as assessed by Mr,
Wickham. Public service corpora
tions In the county were last year as
sessed at $2,114,936, this year at $2,
042,805. Other property in the coun
ty was last year assessed at $9,914,820
and this year at $9,335,642.
The state tax commission completed
its apportionment of state taxees for
FIGHTS RIVER ROAD
In an effort to adjust a further
complication which has arisen between
the county ind O.-W. R & N. Railroad
Company In regard to the construction
of the Shell Rock road, a conference
between the county court and officials
of the railroad company was held here
Although a considerable portion of
the road has already been built this
work has all been done at the instance
and under the direction of the state.
The county was recently advised that
the only pcrnilssable procedure was
for the county to receive a petition for
the road in regular form and pass upon
it, the state's right to construct the
road Independently of the county being
questioned. This arrangement was
made in the first place in an effort to
avoid legal obstruction by the rail
In order to follow the procedure re
commended a petition was filed by A.
O. Adams and others. The railroad
has signified its Intention of taking
this fresh opportunity to oppose the
project by filing a motion to dismiss
this road petition and to quash the re
port of the board of viewers. They
move to do this on the ground that the
surveyor has not prepared a plat show
ing the alignment of the proposed
road, the general topography adjacent
to It, nor a profllo of the grade and It
location relative to creeks, bridges, ex
cavations, fills and the like. The rail
road also raised the technical objec
tion that no estimate of the probable
coBt of construction Is given. Further
exception is taken to the fact that a
part of the road will be on the rail
road' right of way. The Issue is rais
ed as to whether the county court has
Jurisdiction which would authorize It
to convert any portion of this right of
way Into a highway.
No adjustment of the differences
was effected at the conference Saturday.
a Year Ago--State. Tax
Two-Thirds and LevJ- for Coun
Than Last Year Taxes
this year among the various counties
the last of the ek and a telegram
announcing Hood River's apportion
ment was received by County Clerk
Hanson.. Including the special levy
for the Monmouth Normal, the total
state taxes to be raised this year
amount to $1,122,214 48, derived from
the state levy of 1.2 mills, which Ib
the lowest ever made in this state
except in the year of 1859, when th
levy was i mm.
Citv Lew 20.5 Mills
The levy for general clf purposes
4 w as eight mills. School district No. 3
which includes the city, levii4B a tax of
7.5 mills. This brings the total levy 1
the city to 20.5. Last year the total
city levy waft 20.9 mills; in 1911 it was
20.3 and in 1910 26.4 mills.
DISCUSS DRY RO
A meeting of importance to all lo
cal orchardists has been called at th
Commercial Club for Saturday, Janu
ary 25, at 1:30 p. m. sharp, when there
will be a general discussion of dry rot,
which has this year caused consider
able loss among lotObrchards. Some
orchards have suffered from this
trouble while others have been exempt
and there is every reason to believe
that if the proper conditions are main
tained the disease can be entirely
eradicated. The meeting has been
called for the purpose of giving orch
ardists an opportunity to get together
and compare notes. They will be ask
ed to fill out a blank telling how they
handled their orchards in 1912 rela
tive to cultivation, spraying, fertillza
tion and Irrigation.
Arrangements for the meeting are
in charge of the Commercial Club and
Secretary Scott says:
"The meeting is cfpen to everybody
who has anything to say.
"This is everybody's business and It
Ib hoped that growers will attend In
"A personal contact meeting like
this will get better results than buck
etfulls of idle talk and discussion on
street corners and around the stove at
"All parties reading this notice are
requested to tell everybody they see
about it, so he that does not read will
"This matter cannot be neglected. It
s your business.
"Professor Iawrence will give a
short talk on his observations on dry
' 'The Lord helps them that help
'The meeting will begin at 1:30 no
matter how many present. This means
Cash Money' in your pocket."
WORK STOPPED ON
That work on the Portland -Mount
Iood Road has been stopped was the
nformatlon received a few days ago
by Representative I law ley from Chief
orester Graves. This action was tak
en on account of the protests received
from the Mayor and Water Board ot
'ortland, who declared that the water
upply of that city would be endanger
Recently Mayor Rushlight and the
City Water Hoard of Portlnnd sent a
request to Oregon's representatives in
'ongress that no more appropriations
e made for the construction of the
Portland-Mt. Hood road, which was
started last year.
Several Portland automobile enthus-
asts succeeded in getting an appro
priation of $10,000 from the govern
ment to assist in the work. As the
proposed road runs through the east
ern section of the Hull Run reserve,
from which Portlnnd derives its water
upply, the Water Hoard objected to
the further construction of the thor
oughfare. It was the opinion of the
board that the construction of the
road would bring many people into the
reserve on the headwaters of the Hull
un who would contaminate the stream
and who might set fires which would
hum over the forests on the reserve.
Another storm Is predicted for the
end of the week.
GETTING READY FOR
"We are getting 'in shape for' the
.prosperity wave that has been prom
ised," said Charles T. .Early, who has
been spending much of his time at the
Dee mill. "Yearly repairs are essen
tial In th operation of a Bawmlll and
these are, now being made. We expect
to be in a position to increase our out
put 35 per cent at any time the mar
ket demands It.
"I have been incorrectly quoted In
a Portland paper in connection with
our 1912 business. 1 did not say that
It was one of the most prosperous in
our history or that it was profitable At
all. The volume of business was, in
a measure, satisfactory, but the cost
of manufacture was high and prices
low, so the result is pot hard to guess.
"The lumber business has noi fleen
good since 1907 and I figure that there,
is no occasion for the farmer fo be
alarmed at the apple price this year
as any business will have an occasion
fri bad year.
Two fiJen Sentenced to
L. W. White, Drug Fiend,
for Supply of Cocaine,
--Horse Thief Is Sent
Years--Underwood Case Is on Trial.
Two men were sentenced to the pen
itentiary by Circuit Judge Bradshaw
when court convened for its second
day's sessdon yesterday morning. L.
W. WhitP? who held up Herman
Kresse, clerk in Plath's drug store
last week, tnd secured a qunatity of
cocaine, was sent to the penitentiary
for an intermediate sentence of from
one to ten years. Sam Winstead, ar
rested here last week on a charge of
horse stealing, was sent to the "pen"
for from one to seven years.
Speedy justice was meted out to
White. The crime which has landed
him in the penitentiary was committed
Wednesday night. As reported in an
other column, he held up Mr. Kresse,
then sought refuge in a shack near the
railroad where he had been living.
He was found by Night Officer Stone,
who had to batter down the door in or
der to arreet White. The latter is a
drug fiend. He has made a living by
washing windows and doing odd jobs
about town. He was indicted Monday,
arraigned Tuesday, pleaded guilty and
was at once sentenced.
Winstead also pleaded guilty when
arraigned Tuesday morning. The evi
dence against him was strong. He
tole a team of horses from the Indians
by whom he had been employed on
the Warm Springs Reservation in
KaBtern Oregon. He drove them to
this city and sold them to parties
here. He was caught at the dam
across the river, brought back here
and broke out of the city jail, but was
The indictment against White charg
ed him with larceny In a store.
A not true bill was returned against
Milton Burnette, who was alleged to
have given liquor to a minor Mur-
Several other Indictments were re
turned, but the persons against whom
they are directed have not all been
apprehended. A statutory charge is
preferred against Mrs. Carrie Satter-
lee and Wayne Mack. Mrs. Satterlee
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NeWS SnADshotS Thirty-three
ouay u even years.
Of (he Wee adjacent region. James H. Keene, the noted nnitncier and horseman of New Vork, died following an operation. WUliiuu Rocke
feller was tracked by an army of process seners in a vnln attempt to brlmt him before the money trust Inquiry. Clprlano
Castro, the former dictator of Venezuela, was detained at Ellis islnnd by the
Cl post system was Inaugurated with great success. Luther McCarty woo
MUCH INTEREST IN
THE DITCH ELECTION
Great interest la felt In the outcome
of the election held on the East Side
yesterday when the proposition or cre
ating an irrigation district was sub
mitted to the property holders with
In the proposed district The matter
has been the subject of general dis
cussion for several months, but senti
ment had apparently not clearly crys
tallized and no very positive predic-
dlctions were made as to the outcome
of the election, it requiring a three
fifths vote to carry jihe proposition and
create the district.
As voting -was carried on in five
different polling placet scattered from
Pine Grove to Odell', it was impossible
to secure the returns last evening in
time for publication. .
Election of officers also took place.
R. H. Waugh was the only candidate
for assessor. John C. Duckwall and
J. M. Taylor were candidates for col
lector, Truman Butler and A. D. Moe
for treasurer and Chris Dethman for
Who Held Up Drug Store
Gets from One to Ten Years
Up for from One to Seven
recently commenced divorce' proceed
ing against her husband. She and
Mack were arraigned yesterday, but
both pleaded not guilty and will stand
On the civil docket the first case to
come to trial Monday afternoon was
that of Amos L'nderwood of Under
wood against the First National Bank
of this city to recover on a $1000 cer
tificate of deposit cashed by his son-in-law
at the bank. Mr. Underwood
is undertaking to establish the fact
that his endorsement to the note was
forged. Testimony In the case was
still being taken yesterday. The same
case was tried at the last preceding
term of court, but the Jury at that
After the grand jury had brought in
its first lot of indictments Monday
evening they resumed their labors and
have not yet brought in their final re
port. C. K, MARSHALL BUYS
233 ACRE RANCH
C. K. Marshall last week purchased
the F. L. Wood farm, lying about 10
miles south of Salem, for a considera
tion said to be in excess of $23,000.
The farm contains 2T.3 acres of roll
ing upland, and a large part of it is
cleared and under cultivation. The
land is declared to be well adapted to
fruit growing, and it is Mr. Marshall's
plan to develop a big commercial orch
ard. Mr. Wood accepted as part pay
ment for his farm a group of seven
lots between East ,25th East 26th, Till
amook and Thompson streets, Port
land. Henkle & Harrison, and I. G.
Davidson, Portland brokers, negotiated
Regular Sunday excursion to Park-
dale. Pleasant trip for yourself and
li Wit I IMul
of the thirty-eight Intwr lenders convicted In the 1 iiillan.i imlis riynnmitc conspiracy were sentenced to from one to
The Turkish pence envoys agreed to give tip all of Kuroivnn Turkey with the eicoptlon of Adrinnole and the
WITH TIN CANS
Leo F. Brune, proprietor of the Loma
Alta stock ranch near Granddalles and
one of the largest sheep owners In
Klickitat county, was at Goldendaie
last week securing the bounty on 21
coyote pelts trapped by him during
the past month. During the winter
months Mr. Brune devotes his atten
tion to hunting and trapping wolves
as protection for his flocks. In addi
tion to protecting his sheep he has de
rived as high as $300 in one season
from bounties collected and the sale
of the pelts. He ships the furs to
New York and receives as high as
$5 for prime pelts. Mr. Brune does
not use poisoned .bait on account of
the danger to his valuable sheep dogs
but uses steel traps and snares made
out of five gallon tin oil cans distrib
uted over his range. One end of the
can is slit in the shape of a star. The
sharp points of the star are bent down
ward and a bait of bacon, eggs, chick
en or dead horse placed In the bottom
of the can. When a coyote puts his
head in the can the sharp points of
the star catch In his mane and the
thick hair around his neck and he is
unable to withdraw it. A coyote caught
in this manner will walk backward in
a circle w ith the can on his head and
will not get far from the locality
where the snare is placed. Golden
SYMPHONY BAND IS
The Hood River Symphony Band has
been re-organized. All are old-time
players, who own their Instruments.
C. D. Nickelsen was elected business
manager, and Thomas Hill, formerly of
Hood River, was elected leader and
musical director. Mr. Hill will return
to Hood River and take charge of the
band February 10. He Is one of the
most proficient band leaders on the
coast. The band boys are preparing to
arrange for some concerts to be held
this winter In the city and principal
points of the valley. It is stated by
Mr. Nickelsen that this new organiza
tion is composed of the best band ma
terial that has ever been assembled in
Hood River. Any engagements can be
filled in two weeks from date.
OF REAL ESTATE
George W. Clarke to Frederick A.
Forbes, 40 acres north of Winans.
Walter L Upson to A. L. Woodard,
lot 3, block 1, Blowers Addition, $1000.
W. B. Bayless to Charles Priesing,
all of block 5 and lots 26, 27, 30 and 31,
block 3. Hood River Park.
Walter W. Hardlnger and E. A. Bak
er to Harbake Land and Development
Company, 46.9 acres in west end of
Harold Hershner to Paul Treiber,
lots 1 and 2, block 2, Park Addition.
Paul Treiber to Harold Hershner,
lot 11, block 2, Park Addition.
Apple Land & Orchard Company to
Truman Butler, 40-acre tract in MiddU
J. F. Batchelder to John A. Laing,
Winans tract on lower Hood River.
Susan Mellon to William E. Kissin
ger, 5.51 acres south of town, $6000.
S. A. Knapp to Reber Fatton, lot 6,
block 1, Idlewilde.
"More factories" is the Commercial
Club's slogan for the coining year.
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Immigration authorities and wss not allowed to enter tula country. The par
the white heavyweight championship of the world by defeating A) Falser.
Evaporating Plant and
Cannery Are Planned
Hood River Apple Vinegar Company Increases Capital
Stock from $50,000 to $150,000 with View to
Erecting FactoryAnnouncement Made at Com
mercial Club Meetingnembers Wanted.
At the meeting of the Commercial
Club Monday evening W. L. Clarke,
president of the organization, made
the announcement that he had been
authorized to state that the Hood Ri
ver Apple Vinegar Company has in
creased its capital stock from $50,000
to $150, 000 with a view to erecting
and operating this season an -up-to-date
canning and evaporating plant to
be run in connection with the vinegar
It was announced that these plans
will be held In abeyance, however.un-
til the city cuts Railroad st through
and provides proper streets over which
to handle the Incoming and outgoing
products of the plant. This matter
was presented to the city council at a
recent meeting and it is practically
assured that this much-needed Im
provement will be made as soon as
the weather conditions will permit.
Speaking of the company's plans,
Mr. Calkins said:
"We have established and built up
our present business entirely through
private means. We have paid d Wi
dens each year in addition to making
substantial improvements to the plant
each season and constantly Increasing
its capacity. In response to the de
mand for a canning and evaporating
plant the company has now increased
its capital stock from $50,000 to $150,-
000 In order to install such a cannery
and evaporating plant and also to take
care of other products which could be
produced in the valley at a profit to
SNOW PLAYS HAVOC
WITH THE WIRES
The heavy, wet snow which fell
Saturday played havoc with the elec
tric light and telephone wires in the
valley. In many places the weight of
the scow caused the wires to sag
against each other, interrupting ser
vice. At other points the wires were
broken down entirely or burned
through by contact.
All the country lines of the Hood
River Gas & Electric Company were
put out of commission and several of
their city lines affected.
The Hydro Company, whose lines
are largely confined to the city, had
its troubles also as the result of the
storm and patrons on their lines in
some sections of the city were obliged
to submit to either complete or semi
darkness until repairs could be made.
Telephone communication was cut
off entirely in the west end of town
owing to the burning of telephone
cables that came in contact with light
wires. The West Side line of the
Home Company also sustained consid
erable damage and the long distance
lines between Hood River and Port
land were put completely out.
A number of the O.-W. R. & N. tele
graph wires went down although train
service was not interrupted to any
By Monday night service on all lines
had been resumed and by rapid and
hard work on the part of the repair
gangs sent out by the various com
. A ccf l) L a
' N LUTHER f I
the grower as well as to this enter
prise. "This last season in the apple line
alone the company has distributed
among apple growers in the valley In
the neighborhood of $20,000.
"Before we can make any definite
plans as to the building and so' forth,
we must have a street opened up In
this manufacturing district which
would give us easy grades In getting
in and out with our product. We also
expect that a large portion of this
stock which we will sell will be taken
by residents of the city and valley."
New Club Members Wanted
The -club meeting was an enthus
iastic one and with many Improve
ment projects which the club could
assist in bringing about a live interest
was aroused in the idea of Increasing
the club's membership and strengthen
ing It In every way possible for the
work ahead. It is hoped that the mem
bership can be so increased that it
will be unnecessary in the future to
appeal for a publicity fund. Secretary
Scott has done much towards clean
ing up and strengthening the present
club membership and the time la de
clared ripe for a greater and more
live interest In the club which has lots
of work ahead for the coming year,
plans for which were discussed at the
The meeting of fruit growers to dis
cuss means of eradicating dry rot, an
nouncement of which will be found In
another column, Is only one of the
many ways In which the club plans to
benefit local industries. A strenuous
membership campaign is to be launch
ed and every man in the valley Is
urged to join. The initiation fee of $5
will be suspended If the first year's
dues are paid in advance.
President Clarke announced appoint
ment ot the following committees for
the present year:
Entertainment Carl Vaughan, E. C.
Smith, R. W. Kelly.
House Dr. J. F. Watt, R .E. Scott,
G. R. Castner.
Transportation P. S. Davidson, C.
K. Marshall, C. T. Early.
Roads C. K. Marshall, J. R. Put
nam, W. E. King.
Manufacturing J. H. Hellbronner,
Wilmer Sieg, H. F. Davidson.
Judiciary A. J. Derby, A. P. Reed,
George R. Wilbur.
Ways and Means Truman Butler,
George W. Thompson, F. A. Cram.
Financial Chas. Hall, V. C. Brock.
Real Estate C. R. Bone, J. M. Cul-
bertson, L. C. Simms.
Auditing J. E. Robertson, O. A.
Moulden, W. E. Hanson.
Press Joe D. Thomison, R. B. Ben
nett, W. H. Walton.
Civic E. O. Blanchar, L. A. Hender
son, Miss McLaren.
Membership C. K. Marshall, J. II.
Heilbronner, W. E. King.
Fish and Game B. E. Duncan, Wm.
Stewart, J. M. Schmeltzer.
Horticultural and Agricultural C.
D. Thompson, L. A. Henderson, H. S.
OFF DOUBLE HONORS
Frankton school won both games
played at the rink Saturday evening.
The firxt team of Frankton defeated
the second Barrett aggregation by the
score of 43 to 0. The Tine Grove
earn was handicapped by one of their
players failing to put In an appear
ance. One substitute was chosen for
each half from the Frankton team.
These im-it showed their mettle by
working as hard for the opposing
am as they would have done for
Next Saturday Frankton will play
he first Pine Grove team and the sec
ond Frankton team will play Barrett'
rst team. Iloth games will be played
at the Kink. The first game will be
called at 8 p. ni.
Immapuel Church Notice
Commencing n'xt Sunday Mr. Har-
reaves wil; preach a aeries of ser
ums at tin- Heights church on "Th
en Comnintnlmeiits, Their Original
ttiriR onj Present Day Application."
A daughter was born the last of
the week to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Car