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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913
SMALLEST BEAST OF PREY.
It I True Weasel, but la Only About
tix Inch Long.
Tbe smallest carnivorous animal In
the world la an American weasel which
Is numerous In northwest Canada and
Alaska and ia occasionally seen about
the great lakes. It la a true weasel,
but only six lucbea long, with tall
only one Inch in length. All lta upper
surface Is In summer pure umber
brown, but the throat, abdomen and
Inside of the legs are pure w hite, and.
unlike any other weasel, it has no black
at tbe eud of tbe tail; hence, although
tbe auiuial turns white lu the north In
winter, it does not show the black
tipped tail which characterizes an er
mine pelt, and so It Is not sought by
trappers ami fur traders.
This fact, with its small size and se
cretive life, has made its habits Tery
little known, but they seem to be much
like those of other weasels. It feeds
on Insects, which it finds alive In sum
mer and In winter digs out of rotten
logs; upon small birds, etc., but Urea
mainly on mice. These It can follow
Into their narrowest holes and run
ways, for it is scarcely larger than a
field mouse Itself, or, striking tbe trail
of one. It will trace all Its wandering
and as soon as It catches eight of Its
prey will spring after It with amazing
and fatal rapidity.
It Is frequently caught by naturalists
In their mouse traps. An old Indian
told W. II. Osgood of the biological
survey, who thus captured one In south
ern Alaska, that it was a promise of
rare good fortune. His brother, he re
lated, had taken one when a boy and
bad in consequence become big chief.
A good name for this least of tbe car
nivores would be '"mouse hunter." It
Is known to science as Putorius rlxo
Seme Qur Things One Lsarns In the
Study of Chemistry,
Every one knows that tbe diamond Is
only charcoal crystallized, but there
are a great many other things in na
ture that, though possessing widely
different properties, are composed of
exactly equal quantities of the same
Tbe white of an egg and rattlesnake
poison are formed of identically the
same amounts of the same elements.
The oil of roses and common coal gas
are each formed alike, both being com
posed of four atoms of hydrogen and
four atoms of carbon.
Sugar and gum arable are likewise
brothers of the same weight and tex
ture. All the hydrocarbons, known to sci
ence as a combination of sixteen atoms
of hydrogen and ten atoms of carbon,
are alike In tbelr composition. To
enumerate some oil of orange, lemon,
cloves, ginger and black pepper.
The suggested explanation of these
peculiarities Is that tbe atoms are plac
ed differently toward one another in
tbe molecules of tbe different sub
stances. Other things just as peculiar are evi
dent when certain substances are unit
ed chemically. Thus hydrogen gas,
which is odorless, and nitrogen gas,
which Is also odorless, when united go
to make ammonia, which has a very
strong odor. Copper, which has no
odor, and zinc, which also has none,
when melted and mixed to give us
brass, produce a substance with a very
characteristic one. Chicago Record
Herald. An Easy Tongue For Poy.
Burns, of course, Is untranslatable,
for when be attempted common Eng
lish he was commonplace. But he took
bis opportunity with the Scotch poets
who have tbe delightful language that
has no consonants. Tou can rime
anything with anything. Scotch Is tbe
easiest language for rime. Among tbe
most beautiful of Burns' poems la
"Mary Morison." with
Yestreen when to the trembling trin
The dance went through the lighted ha'
To thee my fancy took Its wine;
I sat, but neither beard nor aaw.
But saw doesn't rime with ball un
less you speak Scotch and omit tbe
consonants. Tou will perceive that a
Scotchman cannot help writing poetry
when he can make anything rime with
anything. London Chronicle.
The detective bad Just congratulated
the housewife for bringing about tbe
arrest of a noted sneak thief. "Oh, I
knew be was a crook the minute he)
opened bia mouth." abe replied amll
Ingly. "How did you spot blm so qulcklyt"
"Why, be told me tbe gas company
had sent him to examine our meter
and see If we were not entitled to a
"Well. James Henry William, did you
enjoy yourself at tbe seaside 7"
"Yes, teacher, very much. I liked the
sea, but I couldn't And tbe lntbemls."
The whst, James Henry William T
"The lntbemls, teacher; where It aay
In the Bible, The sea and all that In
them la.'" London Chronicle.
"Pa, when la a man well to dor
"Wben be can afford to spend as
nurh In a year for his clothes as hi
wife does in a month for hers." Chi
cago Heeord Herald.
Luokily It Is Ne Worse.
If half the exceptionally smart ba
bies were to develop Into smart men
and women there would be sharper
competition Id every walk of life.
It la far better to grow noble than to
be burn noble.
Coprrighc Hut ftctuffbrr & Marx
Why Shouldn't Women
Do the Wooing?
By MAUD CLARTON BRABY, Author, of Enfland
SURELY the most foolish of all the many foolish conventions
that ruin human joy is the decree that women must wait
passively to be wooed. Now, WHY SHOULD THEY?
Why can't they be natural and honest and show their feel
ings? Why must they be COMPELLED TO ACT AN INDIF
FERENCE quite foreign to them ?
Perhaps some of you hold with Shaw and Shakespeare that they
don't wait to be wooed. Some of them certainly don't. Generally
speaking, however, FEW WOMEN, EVEN NOWADAYS, HAVE
THE PLUCK TO GO DEAD AGAINST A CONVENTION OF
THIS SORT, which has such a tremendously strong hold on the
masculine sense of fitness.
PERSONALLY I THINK ALL THIS SORT OF THING SHOULD BE
MUTUAL, JUST THE SAME CONDITIONS FOR EACH, AND THE
MAN AND WOMAN TO MEET EACH OTHER HALFWAY. WHY NOTT
GETS S1 1,300 FOR
62 ACRES OF LAND
For six and one-half acres of land
condemned by the O.-W. R. & N. a
jury In the circuit court yesterday
awarded F. H. Button damages
amounting to $11,300. The company
had offered Mr. Button $4,050 for the
tract, which is planted to four-year-old
The hearing of this case consumed
three days and two evenings. The fin
al arguments were concluded Monday
afternoon and the case was given to
the Jury at five o'clock. At two o'clock
yesterday morning they reported that
they had agreed upon a verdict.
A large number of witnesses were
heard in the caBe, including local orch
ardists and real estate men. Wit
nesses for the railroad placed a value
upon the land ranging from $600 to
$800 an acre. Witnesses for Mr. But
ton testified that, it was worth from
$2000 to $5000 an acre. The latter
value was based on the fact that it is
particularly adapted to growing pears
and is also located adjacent to the rail
road that it is valuable for warehouse
purposes or truck gardening.
Ten of the Jurors signed the verdict
only three-quarters of a jury now be
ing necessary to reach a decision in
a civil case of this kind. Attorney E.
C. Smith of this city and his associate,
H. S. Wilson of Portland, represented
Mr. Button, while the railroad's end of
the case was handled by Attorney C.E.
Cochran of Portland.
The land involved is a part of Mr.
Button's ranch Just east of the rail
road's bridge over the Hood River.
The railroad contemplates eliminating
a curve at that place by bringing its
tracks a considerable distance towards
the Columbia River.
HUBBARD TAYLOR MAKES TRADE
Exchanges His Business on Heights
for Ranch at Bend
Hubbard Taylor has traded his
grain, feed and grocery business on
the Heights with Charles I,. Wlmer
for the latter's 18i-aere stork ranch at
lend. Possession will be given Feb
ruary 1. Mr. Taylor lias lived in Hood
River about four years and has made
many friends who regret his depart
ure. The Commercial Club is tllll very
Hart Schaffner & Man and Cloth
AT SPECIAL PRICES. We have a
nice Assortment of these that we have
marked at SPECIAL PRICES and now
would be a good tftne for you to try
one of these CELEBRATED SUITS
and know just how good they are. We
are sure that if you once try them you
will want no other Make.
Manhattan Shirts at Special Prices
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE to get a
FINE MANHATTAN SHIRT at a
Price that is as low as you would have
to pay for a very much Inferior Grade
We have a FINE ASSORTMENT in
all the Newest Shades and Patterns
and as the Cut and Fit of These
Shirts is equal to a Hand-tailored,
Made-to-measure Article you ought to
TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY to get
one or more of These at this SPEC
IAL PRICE just to try them. Come in
and let us show them to you.
Everstick Rubbers for Men 50c
Full Run of Sizes in the EVERSTICK
RUBBERS that are worth, anywhere
you go for them, from $1 to $1.25 a
Pair. YOUR CHOICE THE PAIR ..
At the request of Attorney Geo. R
Wilbur, acting for J. F. Batchelder
the injunction suit brought by the lat
ter restraining the city from entering
into a contract with the Hydro Elecric
Company for street lighting at a high
er rate than can be secured from the
Hood River Gas & Electric Company
was dismissed in Circuit Court yester
day afternoon. The injunction up to
date has saved the city $400. Its dis-
solution leaves it optional with the
city to either re-advertise for bids
or else to sign the contract with the
Hydro Electric Company.
FRUITGROWERS ARE INTERESTED
Large Attendance Expected at Mass
Meeting Next Saturday
Fruitgrowers have taken a hearty
interest In the move made by the Com
mercial Club to help them in the solu
tion of local orchard problems. Many
have signified their intention of at
tending the meeting to be held at the
club at 1:30 o'clock next Saturday for
the discussion of dry rot. There will
be a number of speakers, after which
a general discussion will be invited.
A large attendance is assured and it
is believed that the meeting will prove
of great practical value in that it
will offer an excellent opportunity for
an exchange of views.
ADDITIONAL ODELL NOTES
Mrs. Dutro was in Hood River Mon
day evening, when she was installed
Noble Grand of the local lodge of
Dr. Dutro was called to Lenz Butte
Monday afternoon when he assisted
the stork in bringing a fine 10-pound
son to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dimmlck.
Mrs. Dimmlck has been here from
Fossil, Oregon, visiting her mother.
At the meeting of the Odell Develop
ment league Monday evening the fol
lowing were elected directors: O. U
Walter, J. J. Krumenacher, Clinton
Wood, J. T. Naumes, Thomas Lacey,
George Slieppard and Harry Conno-
way. At a subsequent meeting of the
directors, officers were elected as fol
lows: O. I Walters, president; J. J.
Krumenacher, vice president; J. T.
Naumes, secretary, and Clinton Wood
McKibben Furs at Special Reductions
We have quite a Number of McKibbin
Furs that we are anxious to close out
and have placed an EXTRA SPECIAL
PRICE upon them. FUR SCARFS,
VALUES $2 AND $2.50. YOUR -j
Ladies' Dress SkirtsOne-Half Price
On the Second Floor you will find
some SPLENDID BARGAINS IN LA
DIES' DRESS SKIRTS that we are
anxious to close out and have placed
the Following Prices upon them that
ought to move them out quickly:
$250 SKIRTS FOR $1.25
$3 SKIRTS FOR $1.50
$3.50 SKIRTS FOR $1.75
$4 SKIRTS FOR $2.00
$4.50 SKIRTS FOR $2.25
$5 SKiRTS FOR $2.50
Children's and Misses High Top
There are All Sizes in This
8 to 2, worth $2 Each, YOUR
WANTS SIDEWALKS SHOVELED
Councilman Mayes Would Strictly En
There was an extended discussion
at the council meeting Monday over
what action the city should take in
enforcing the sidewalk ordinance.
This ordinance was enacted last win
ter and compels all sidewalks within
the city limits to be kept free from
snow. Otherwise the city shall clean
the walks and charge the amount to
the taxpayer, making it a lien upon
The council was divided upon the
matter, half being in favor of enforc
ing the ordinance in the main part of
the town and only Mr. Mayes and two
colleagues maintaining that it should
be strictly enforced in all parts of the
town. A vote was taken. The coun
cil tied. Mayor Blanchar said he
would like to see the council closer
together on the matter before it was
passed, so that he cast the deciding
vote against a strict enforcement of
"I am thoroughly convinced that this
is a matter upon which the council
should take united action," said Coun
cilman Mayes yesterday. "We cannot
help having bad streets at the present
time, but we can keep our walks clean
and passable. The present condition
of the walks make a very bad im
pression upon visitors. At the same
time it imposes a hardship upon the
women and children who live outide
the main part of the city. It is little
trouble to keep the walks clean of
snow and almost all cities the size of
Hood River Insist upon its being done.
I hope to see the ordinance strictly en
forced and I believe that a majority
of the citizens are in favor of such
. (deferred from last week)
Mrs. Isbell has returned from her
Ed Rugg was a victim of lagrippe
the last part of the week.
Rev. Anderson has thought best to
discontinue meetings in the church for
the present on account of bad roads
and the stormy weather.
Mr. and Mrs. Nunamaker and S. Nel
son spent last Wednesday evening at
E. K. Rugg's.
George Callaway, Sr., and A. W. Is
bell have been serving on the jury.
E. Eyer left last Friday for the wilds
to shoot the bear. He has returned
but has not told the bear story yet.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Rlmmer returned
Monday evening from Portland, where
they have been having a very pleasant
Mrs. Nunamaker has gone on a trip
into the eastern part of the state to
Mr. Kerr has built a splendid coastre
for the Frankton school boys. The
boys know who can suit them.
Rev. Anderson and wife, with some
of his people attended church in Hood
River Sunday night.
F. Massee and family from Willow
Flat spent the Sabbath with the Gal
laways. EYEGLASSES ARE FOUND
A pair of gold rimmed eyeglasses
were found yesterday on Cascade Ave
nue between First and Second streets.
Loser may have same by calling at the
News office and paying for this adver
tisement. Regular Sunday excursion to Park
dale. Pleasant trip for yourself and
Ladies' and Misses' Long and Short
HERE IS CERTAINLY A BARGAIN
IN THE LINE OF COATS. There are
Values in This Lot up to $S. YOUR
CHOICE WHILE THEY LAST
Children's Shoes 49c
ON OUR BARGAIN TABLE is a
SPLENDID ASSORTMENT of Child
ren's Shoes, Sizes 22 to 8, VALUES
UP TO $1-25. YOUR CHOICE
In This Lot are
VALUES in Lace
BOYS' AND LADIES' SHOES AT,
Embroideries 5c Yard
WE HAVE PLACED ON SPECIAL
SALE A BIG LINE OF EMBROIDER
IES In Widths from one inch up to
five inches and in Values up to 9c a
Yard. You can have your Choice of
this Lot for, THE YARD
INSTALL A MODERN
An X-ray machine of the most mod
ern type has just been installed by
Dr.'s Bronson and Waugh. Paul T.
Shaw of Tacoma has been here for a
couple of weeks installing the delicate
and powerful apparatus which will pro
duce a photograph of any part of the
body and show the finished picture, all
inside of 15 minutes.
The apparatus was placed in opera
tion for the first time yesterday and a
large number of patients suffering
from diseases capable of diagnosis
through this agency took advantage of
the machine. The latter includes a
large Meyer induction coil and devel
ops 240,000 volts. It throws a spark
18 inches long and the rays are of suf
ficient strength to take a picture in a
The machine is operated by a 220
volt alternating current. A picture
can be taken of the chest in from four
to five seconds, while ordinary bone
work requires an exposure to the rays
of about eight or ten seconds. The
plates are then taken at once to an
adjoining dark room, where they are
developed. This done and they are
placed in front of a framed light and
the condition of the bones, including
the location of the diseased areas, can
be definitely determined. In the treat
men of this class of cases the machine
is Invaluable. It is said that there
is no more modern or perfect appar
atus of its kind in the state.
It Is Interesting to record that the
first grafting of a peenn tree was ac
complished liy n negro slave, and It is
doubtful whether any other member of
the bliick nice has ever performed an
economic service to this country that Is
so signal In its importance. In 1SJ7
Antoiiie, the slave gardener of Teltm
pliore J. Itomnn of Louisiana, grnfted
sixteen trees of the vnrlety thnt Is now
known as the Centennial. He later
succeeded 111 grafting 110 other pecans,
and these were the only grafted nut
trees In America before 18C5. Arc hi
bald Rutledge In Outing.
The Proper Way.
"1 wish you wouldn't growl so much."
declared the wife, an ex-nctress.
"Why shouldn't I growl when the
meals are cold?" retorted the husband.
"You took me from the stage to be
"Then If yon disapprove of the way
I play the part kindly express your dis
approval by means of hisses." Kansas
Trials of Wealth.
"Wealth doesn't always bring hap
piness." remarked the youngster with
the large KH'tacles.
"Xaw." Hsserted the other kid
f.iMik at me cousin yonder. He's got
2 rents, slid he can't dw.ido between
SilliMps and Ice cream."-Pittsburgh
"Women are Isirn gamblers."
"That Is rntlier 11 violent statement"
"It Is true Mighty few of them but
are willing to marry."-Houston Post
To Her Incredible, Otherwise.
lie- My brother Is making more
money than he ran teiHl. She My
goodness; Where's lie working? Id the
mint? Boston Transcript.
If you want Insurance in companies
that pay losses promptly and In full
call on A. W. Onthank.
Children's Shoes 97c
and Button. YOUR
Hood River's Largest
and Best Store
CLASSIFIED ADS. I
New Rates for Classified Advertis
One cent per word, first insertion;
'2 cent per word for each insertion
thereafter; 30 words or less 50 cents
per month. No advertisement insert
ed for lets than 25 cents.'
FOR ISALEOR EXCHANGE
Fine 7-room cottage on Cascade Ave,
west of 7th street, for sale cheap. 3
chambers and a sleeping porch ,bath,
pantry, attic and basement. Inquire
at office of A. W. Onthank. 3Ctfc
For Sale or Exchange Oliver type
writer in A-l condition. A bargain.
E. W. Creighton, agent D. P. & A. Co.,
White Salmon, Wash. 4p
For Sale One and two-year-old apple
trees including Delicious, Winter Ba
nanas, Ortleys, Newtowns, Spitzen
bergs, and other loading varieties. Al
so Burhank potatoes. Write or phone
J. T. Nealeigh, Hood River. Phone
For Rent Two and three-room suites
for light housekeeping. Modern con
veniences. Apply Mrs. H. G. Frederick
1213 Sherman, or phone 69-L. 49tfc
For Sale Seasoned wood. Oak or
fir... Phone J. J. Knapp, 3232-X.. .50tfc
For Rent After January 1, new home
at 40'J Pine street. Modern plumbing,
$16 a month. Phone 26S-M. 52tfc
For Rent New store room
Good location on main street,
or call 283-L.
Applet For Sale Seconds. Good size
and sound. In sacks. At my ranch
on the West Side on Barrett road.
Price per box: Spitzenbergs, 6"c;
Newtown Pippins, 60c; Black Twigs,
Goc; Ben Davis, 25c and 30c. Or de
livered in Hood River, If desired, at
10c additional per box. E. E. Stan
ton. Phone 2162 L. 3 4c
Wanted Girl for general housework.
R. W. Pratt, Phone 337-L. 63tfc
Wanted Neat girl for Dlckerson
Wanted To take contracts this fall,
to work apple orchards next year.
West Side orchards preferred. My
prices cheaper than what It will cost
you to do tho work yourself. W. T.
Forry, Phone 323-K. 51 63p
LOST AND FOUND ADS
Lett Either on 8th street or on Col
umbia or on the main East Side Road
bttween town or Neil Creek Road, n
round gold locket with G. L. S. on the
outside and the pictures of a gentle
man and lady Inside. Finder please
return to G. Laurence Schetky, 7-' I
Oak street, City. 4 up
The Republican! talk stout tariff
revision, and yot when a Democratic
bouse In fulfilling Democratic promises
to the iieople reduced tho tnrllT, a Re
publican president vetoed the measure.
"By their works elm II ye know them."
The News for fine printing.
Men's 25c Half Hose 15c
Made of fine Lisle Thread and Silk In
Plain and Fancy Patterns. Excell
ent Values at 25c the Pair. YOUR jp
CHOICE THE PAIR J)Q
Children's and Misses All-Wool Hose
BIGGEST KIND OF VALUE at, the
Pair, 25c. All Sizea In the Lot. an
YOUR CHOICE THE PAIR qQ
Ladies' Knit Shawls 25c -
We have placed on SPECIAL SALE
a nice Lot of KNIT FASCINATORS
AND SHAWLS worth up to $1. YOUR ftp
LADIES' KNIT SHAWLS AND
SCARFS, VALUES UP TO $3-50, -jit
YOUR CHOICE I j(J
MEN'S HATS, REGULAR $3 VALUE, A4 PA
YOUR CHOICE OllOU
FOUR-IN-HAND TIES FOR MEN,
Full Length, Nice Assortment of Col
ors. Made of Good Grade of Silk.
THE NEWS "WANT" ADS.
LIVE STOCK AND FOWLS
For Sale Good butter cow. Phone
5414. 4 Dp
For Sale One light bay horse, 8 yrs.
old. weight about 1300 pounds. Also
light spring farm wagon. Single col
lar, harness, halter and blanket. En
tire outfit $125. Inquire at office of
Hood River Gas & Electric Company
of Fashion Livery Company. 3tfc
For Sale A few thorough-bred White
Orpington pullets and cockerels. Tel
ephone 135-K. 3-4p
For Sale One well-matched farm
team, weight 22HO. Perfectly true,
aged 7 and 8. Both broke to drive
single and also to ride. Phone 2172-X.
For Sale Team matched grays. Phone
1S2-L, or Inquire at Tucker's Bridge.
S. C. Rhode Island Redt A few very
fine cockerels. Prizes Portland Show:
1st and 5th cockerels; 2nd, 4th and 5th
pullets; lbt on best pen of Reds; $50
silver cup for best pen of Reds and
sweepstakes for best pen in show, all
varieties competing. Eggs for hatch
ing after January 1. K. F. Batten,
Phone 2012-M. Sltfc
For Sale Three first-class Jersey
cows, $45 and $75; One Sharpless sep
arator used three months, cheap. C. C.
Walton, Parkdale, Phone Odell 18X3.
Wanted Good Cows, also sound young
horse. Telephone 213 X 3-Cp
For Sale Good lot on Prospect Ave.
on installment plan. Inquire of Har
old Hershner. 3tfc
..For Rent House of 5 rooms, good
condition, within 5 minutes of post
olllce, $10 per month. See John Baker
Smith Block. 3tfc
Oakdale Greenhoutet Geraniums, sal
via, verbena and other bedding plants.
See the roses in bloom this summer
and have stock reserved for Fall or
next spring. Plants and cut flowers
at Franz's. Fletcher & Fletcher,
Hood River. 19tfc
Since tho Saturday evening dances
at Hellhronner Hall have been discon
tinued a Saturday Night Club has been
organized and dances will bo given
every Saturday evening at the Com
mercial Club Hall. Harmon's orches
tra will furnish music. It Is said that
no rowdyism will ba tolerated and that
tho dances will bo orderly In every
respect. All are Invited.
Christian and Mittlonary Alliance
Sunday School at 9:45, II. C. Diet,
superintendent. Preaching at 11 a. tn.
Young People's Meeting at 7:15 p. m.
Evangelistic service at 8 p. m . Prayer
meeting Thursday evening at 7:45.
These are all gospel meetings. Our
motto: "Jepua Only." All are cord
ially Invited. W. P. KIRK, pastor.
Court term Is a record breaker.