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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12. 1913
THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
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FOB ROADS WANTED?
The Newt, in common with other
. newspapers. Is In receipt of the fol
lowing communication from Senator
Bourne, who is chairman of the joint
committee on Federal aid In the con
struction of post roads. Any who may
care to express their opinions upon the
matter may do so through communica
tions to the News. The letter follows:
February 1, 1913.
My Dear Sir:
I am very anxious to obtain for the
benefit ef the Joint Committee, an in
telligent expression of public opinion
on the basic questions involved in the
granting of Federal aid In road im
provement. It occurs to me you might
like to co-operate In this matter to the
extent of stimulating, the public to an
expression of their views. If this sug.
gestion strikes you favorably, will you
kindly advise me as early as practi
cable as to public opinion in your sec
tion of the country on the following
1. Should the Government make ap
propriations in aid of public roads?
2. On what roads should the first
Government appropriation, if made, be
expended: (a) all roads; (b) post
roads (r. f. d. and star routes); (c)
main traveled market roads; (d) main
highways connecting important cities
and towns in state; (e) trunk line,
interstate highways connecting state
capitals and large cities?
3. Should the Government appropri
ation be expended on construction, on
maintenance, on general improvement,
or on any or all of these, or should the
allotment by the Government be un
conditional, or paid as a reward after
local authorities have constructed or
maintained a highway In good condi
tion? 4. What proportion of cost of con
struction, improvement or maintenance
should be borne by National govern
ment, state, county, road district, and
abuting property owners.respectively,
or what amounts should be allotted to
the states on an unconditional plan, or
what amounts per mile should be paid
5. Should the Federal appropriation
be apportioned among the states on
basis of population, area, mileage of
roads, mileage of rural and star routes,
taxable valuation, or a combination of
6. Should the supervision of con
struction or maintenance of Govern
ment aided roads be by the Federal
Government, the state and local auth
oriis, or Jointly?
Yours very truly,
EGG LAYING RECORDS GIVEN
They Are a
So the O.
Question of Breeding,
A. C. Demonstrates
Some hens will not lay, no matter
how they are fed and cared for. It is
a question of breeding, but not of
breed, for so far as egg laying goes
there la little difference in the breeds.
At the station It has been found that
the eggs laid by average hens of any
one breed ranged from 6 to 259 a year.
The average flocks, with good care,
produced 125 to 130 to each hen. One
pen bred from hens that laid over 20)
eggs the past 12 months. The lowest
record was 180 eggs, the highest 251.
inner pullets wnose motner was a
poor layer but whose father was the
same as those from the good layers,
averaged 152 eggs. O. A. C. Bulletin
FARMING HAS ADVANTAGES
Country life has its drawbacks, but
it has its great advantages which over,
come them. True, those who live in
the country are "Rubes" and "Farm
ers" and "Hayseeds" to the cigarette
smokers In town, but the boast of the
bussiness men in the world today is
that they were born on the farm.
Take away the surroundings evils that
beset the young men and women on
the threshold of life's Journey In the
city and substitute the helpful Influ
ences of nature, and you fortify them
for the sterner walks of life. Forest
IQ SURPRISE TO MANY
IN HOOD RIVER
Local people are surprised at the
QUICK results received from simple
buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mix
ed In Adler-l-ka, the German append
icitis remedy. Charles N. Clarke,
Druggist, states that this simple rem
edy antlsepticlzes the digestive sys
tem and draws off the impurities so
thoroughly that A SINGLE DOSE re
lieves sour stomach, gas on the stom
ach and constipation INSTANTLY.
Representative Murdock of Kansas
having iusurged successfully against
standpatism in politics, also rose In in
surrection against fat. says the Spokesman-Review.
It came about in this
wise and contains a message of cheer
to those who wish, "Oh! that this too,
too solid flesh would melt!"
Victor of Kansas, at the end of the
last congress, had assumed the gen
erous bulk of a young balloon. He had
sworn off smoking a year before that.
He had swung shtllalahs unsparingly
against Cannonism, reaction and spec
ial privilege. Hut the strenuous life
only made him take on more flesh
The knightly Kansan didn't realize
how Falstaffian he was growing. One
day he was rolling merrily across the
ways of Washington. A friend called
to him that "he waddled like Sereno
Payne." that standpatter on the tariff.
This grieved Victor doubly. Severely
quoth Murdockl "You mean I walk.'
Merciless was the emphatic answer
"I mean waddle."
Incarnate Insurgency mtered the
capitol grieved to the heart. He
thought not of progress in politics nor
of starry-eyed goddesses of reform. He
meditated mournfully on the progres.
sivness of adipose tissue. "Two hun
dred and thirty-one pounds?" He set
his lips grimly. He would overthrow
the fat worse than Norris overthrew
Last December a well groomed youtn
whose statesman's "Prin e Albert" fell
straight and smooth adown his manly
form without one wrinkle across it
seated himself in the chair of Repre
sentative Murdock. No. man recog
nized the stranger for some moments.
Then it dawned on them that here was
a new Murdock.
They inspected him with envious ad
miration." For heaven's sake, Victor,"
rose the chorus, "tell us the recipe."
Insurgency proudly replied: "Join my
anti-eating society and I'll give you
the best tip ever handed a fat man."
Eat only one meal a day, he said.
Drink no liquors at meals or for an
hour before and after. Avoid starches
and sugars. Cut out butter, potatoes
and white bread. If you must drink,
avoid beer. Walk four miles every
Standpatism groaned. It revolted
against self-denial and the practice of
special privilege. But others Joined
the noble order of Murdock martyrs
and the restaurant of Congress suffer
IRRIGATED LAND FAILS
Expert Finds That Use of
Deterioration of Irrigated lands in
the West has resulted in efforts by
the government to overcome what
threatens to be a serious danger to
all of the lands embracd in the gov
ernment's Irrigation projects.
Dr. B. T. Galloway, chief of the bu
reau of plant Industry, says that the
department of agriculture is working
hard to overcome the recognized dan
gers confronting farming on irrigated
Dr. Galloway's statement was made
before the house committee in expendi
tures in the agricultural department.
He said the department hoped to be
able to put irrigated farming upon a
firm basis for the future. The danger
lies not only in the alkali in the soils
of irrigated lands, which washed down
into other land, but also in what ex
perts term as the " wearing out" of
"I will go as far as to say, and it
may be someyhat startling," Dr. Gal
Iowa said to the committee, "that so
far as I know there never has been
any long-continued irrigation in a semi.
arid climate anywhere in the world
"There is nothing whatever in condi
tions in the West to warrant the be
lief that Irrigation agriculture is in
any danger of extinction today, to
morrow or within the next hundred
years'asserts Secretary Wilson of the
Department of Agriculture in reply to
a letter from Secretary Fisher, object
ing to the declaration of Dr. B. T.
Galloway, chief of the Bureau of Plant
Industry, that so far as he knew there
never had been any long continued
successful irrigation farming on arid
land anywhere in the world.
The secretary adds, however, that
there are conditions in the West need
ing careful consideration on the part
of those Interested In the proper devel
opment of this vast region. He says
Dr. Galloway, in bis rcent statement to
a House committee, meanth that in
many parts of the world where arid
conditions prevail, such as Asiatic Tur
key, Persia, Afghanistan, the extreme
Northwestern portion of India, parts of
North Africa and our own Southwest
ern country, irrigation agriculture has
bad its period of rises and declines.
An optimist Is a man who lays by
a little sunshine for a rainy day.
This time the common finger bow
usnd by many patrons of restaurants
is banned as a disease spreader. How
about the common finger of the
GIVEN BY EXPERT
Edward Trimbl, expert pathologist
for the Western district, says:
"Several of us have been writing
articles for some time on the subject
of reducing the number of varieties In
the valley. Since this Is surely a
move that many growers will make it
will be well to consider the subject
of grafting and other means of chang
ing the variety.
"There are some seven different
methods of doing the practical work of
grafting, most of these methods are
good if properly executed. Without
going into various mechanical pro
cesses of doing the work I desire to
call your attention to some of the
fundamental principles that make for
commercial success. There Is a great
difference between getting a few grafts
to grow in a tree and making over a
tree by grafting so that It will be a
good a commercial bearing tree as it
It is a great mistake to saw off the
big limbs near the head of the tree
and graft onto the large cuts. It Is
far better to cut the smaller branches
higher up on the tree, always keeping
In mind the framework of the tree to
be rebuilt and put in a larger number
of scions, in the smaller branches.
To do this will increase the production
of the grafted tree when the grafts
come into bearing often three or four
To make a firm union between the
grafts and the limb there should be a
good long cambium contact The sci
ons should be cut with long sloping
cuts, and fitted very carefully In the
limb. This will make a strong union
that will not be torn out by the wind.
Be sure and wax the grafts well, and
never forget to put wax on the top of
the newly inserted scion.
Varieties that are very poor on
which to graft like the Lauver, should
be dug out and new trees planted in
HORTICULTURAL BILL IS IN
Senator Butler Introduces Measure
Revising Present System
A commissioner of horticulture,
backed up by a law giving him large
powers In looking after nursery stock
and supervising the horticultural in
terests of the state, is the proposal
made in a bill inroduced In the senate
by Butler of Wasco by request of the
Oregon Horticultural Society.
The bill appropriates $60,000 all told
for salaries and expenses. It fixes the
pay of the commissioner at $3000, his
term at four years, his office at Port
land, and his traveling expenses at not
above $2000. He would be appointed
by a state board of horticulture, con
sisting of the governor, the president
of the State Horticultural Society and
the horticulturist of the state agricul
The bill contains 49 sections, and
forms what might be called a horticul
tural code for the state.
APPLE MAN TOURS THE WORLD
Toppenish Shipper Will Visit the For.
H. M. Gilbert of the Rlchey & Gil
bert Co., Toppenish, Wash., went to
Europe and the far East the first of
the month. The Hamburg-American
Steamship Line operating a "Round
the World Cruise," from New York is
giving him cold storage space for ap
ples which he is taking with him in
addi ton to buying from him a supply
for their "Round the World Cruise."
Mr. Gilbert will meet all the export
agents in the fruit line at the various
ports he will stop at, and he will have
letters of Introduction to the American
Consuls. It is the Intention of Mr. Gil
bert to push the Introducion of the bet
ter class of American apples, Wine
saps especially, in the far Eastern
markets, Japan, Manila, China, etc. He
will spend two months In England and
the continent arranging for apple ex
ports. WILL LAY ITS OWN PAVEMENT
Washington City Decides to Buy
The city council of South Bend,
Wash., has decided to purchase as
soon as possible a paving plant with
which to lay its own pavement. A
week ago several councllmen visited
Chehalis, inspected the plant there and
the work done, and found a saving of
60 per cent over private contracts.
The councllmen are now investigating
lifferent makes to find the plant for
use here. Mayor L. L. Darling and
several other councllmen go to Seattle
this week, where the Moran Engineer
ing Company will demonstrate various
plants. The city plans to have a plant
In operation In two months. ,
One French woman playwright who
killed a woman Is to dramatize the
little Incident. If the habit spreads
frl.'nds of other dramatists will begin
The News for good printing.
BUTLER GUARDS CONSTITUTION
As the self-appointed RuarU.nn o the
constitution of Oregon, enator Bmlt-r
of Hood River and Wa 'O is al vi ys
on the job. He never scents an atiac't
on the ancient and badly fra.'O'l docu
ment, his xealous care bein ttw source
of considerable amusement t bit
friends. When every arg'r.nr.nt deem
ed possible haa ben advanced itjvust
the passage of a measu the mem
bers of the senate alway turn in tr.ial
lty to Senator Butler to see U' it con
diets with constitutional provisions.
In the discussion of House bill No. 119,
by Upton, to provide fo" ie appoint
ment of special grand 'ar'.'H, Senator
Butler arose and gravely remarked
"Gentlemen, I am somewhat in d.ubt
as to the constitutionality of '.his meas
ure a grand jury is a pr?f v serin'i
"It surely is to a go-)! many per
sons," interjected Thonip wi-.i. in trie
laugh which followed Senator Bt'ler
joined and sat down.
J. BLACKMAN SUES DR. NICHOL
J. Blackman has brought suit i'l the
Circuit Court against W. S. Nlchcl. He
alleges that there Is due him $4S0.5i
on salary and $;61.2C r. con missions.
Mr. Blackman says he e:.iertl '.ie em
ploy of Dr. Nichol in November, HI0,
and continued to work for him until
January 22, 1913. K sa tha agree
ment was that he wns to receive $5
a week and in additioi e:i p.?r cent
of all commiss-ons on ral esuuo Joals
Dr. Nichol on the otfcei hand, says he
has checks showing that Mr Baok
man was paid In full and declaiea that
the suit was prompted by personal
.spite. Mr. Blackman is represented
by Attorneys Baker and Hartwig.
BETTER THAN SPANKING
Spanking will not cure children of
wetting the bed, because it la not a
habit but Is a dangerous disease. The
C. H. Rowan Drug Co., Dept. 1473,
Chicago 111., has discovered a strictly
harmless remedy for this distressing
disease and to make known its merits
they will send a 50c package securely
wrapped and prepaid ABSOLUTELY
FREE to any reader of the The Hood
River News. This remedy also cures
frequent desire to urinate and inability
to control urine during the night or
day in old or young. The C. H. Row
an Drug Co. is an Old Reliable House
write to them today for the free medi
cine. Cure the afflicted members of
your family, then tell the neighbors
and your friends about this remedy.
Psnby Poet, O. A. R.-MmU at tha K. of P.
hall tha second and fourth Saturday! of tha
month at 2 p. m. L. H. Nichols, commander; S.
r. myths, adjutant.
Canby W. R. C. No. 16-Meeta aecond and fourth
Saturday of each month in K. of P. hall at 2
p. m. Mrs. Gertrude Stark, president; Mrs.
Jennie C. Bent ley, secretary. ,
Court Hood River, No, 42, F. of A., meets second
and fourth Monday in K. of P. hall. Viaitins
foremen always welcome. Ark) Bradley, u. K.
W. W. Cotton. F. 8.. Dr. Kanaga, Court Doctor:
Uood RiTer Lodge No. 106, A. V. at A. M -AA
Meets Saturday ewnins on or before each full
moon. Geo. Slocom, W. M.; D. McDonald, aecre-
Uood River Camp. No. 7702. M. W. A. -Meets in
AAK. of P. hail first and third Wednesday nights.
A. K. Crump, V. C; C. U. Dakin. clerk.
T-Tood River Valley Hjmane Society Phone 2.
H. Hartwiir, president; Harold Herahner.
secretary; Leslie Butler, treasurer.
Tdlewilde Lodge, No. 107. I. O. O. F.-Meets in
-Fraternal hall every Thursday evening at 7.-00,
at the comer of Fourth and Oak streets. Visiting
brothers welcomed. A. O. Fruhn. N. G.; G. W.
Ifemp Lodge, No. 181. L O. O. P.-Meeta In
"the Odd Fellows hall at Otiell every Saturday
night. Visiting brothers cordially welcomed.
Mark A. Cameron. N. G.s A. J. Lacey. secretary,
T surel Rebeka Lodge No. 87, I. O. O. F.-Meeta
"first and third Mondaya in each month. Lulu
Corey, N. G.; Nettie Walsh, secretary.
Hood River Camp, No. 770, W. O. W.-Meets at
K. of P. hall the first and third Monday
evenings of each month. A. C Slavena, (J. c.
Kent Shoemaker, clerk.
Mountain Home Camp, No. MM. R. N. A.
Meets at K. of P. hall on the aecond and
fourth Fridays of each month. Mra. Cannia
Crump, Oracle; Mrs. Klla Dakin, recorder.
fVeU Assembly, No. 108. U. A.-Meeta in their
hall the first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social. C. D.
Hennchs. M. A.; W. H. Austin, secretary.
Diverside Lodge. No. 6. A. O. U. W.-Meets In
AtK. of P. hall the first and third Wednesday
nights of the month. Viaitins brothers cordially
welcomed. Newton Clark. M. W. Cheater
Wan coma Lodge. No. SO, K. of P. Meets In
their Castle Hall every Tuesday night, when
visiting brothers are fraternally welcomed.
8. W. Stark. C C: Lou. 8. Iaenberg. K. of R.
RA. M.Chspter No. 27 Meets first and thirlr
Friday of each month. V. B. Brock, Sec.; J.
K. Carson. H. P.
Having Bought the
; Lumber Yard P
and business of E. T.
Folts. we are now pre
pared to furnish the
ranchers in the Odell
district with rough and
dressed Lumber, Fruit
Boxes, Molding and all
I Pine Grove Box Go. f
Phone: Odell 116
J. F. WATT, M. D..
Physician and Surgeon
Offlcs, Hm I'hona SO-Fes. SO-B
Hood River :: Oregon
Dr. M. H. Sharp Dr. Fdrm U. Sharp
Graduates of the American School of Osteopathy,
Offlee in Kliot Building
Phone-C'Hice lit Residence 102-B.
lloud River. Oregon
Physician and Surgeon
Office in National Bank Building
Phone, Office SS
Res. 58-B Hood River, Oregon
H. L. DUMBLE
Physician and Surgeon
Calls promptly answered in town or country, day
Telephonea Residence 611. Jfflc 611
Office in the Brusiua Building.
DR. E. O. DUTRO
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Smith Building
Hours 1 to 4 p. m. by appointment phone 71
Res. Lewis House. Odell Phone Odell 1H3
Calls promptly answered in country day or night
DR. MALCOLM BRONSON
Physicians and Surgeons
Eliot Block rhons 84
Hood River, Oregon
C. H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Office. Hall Building, over Butler Kenning Co.
Office phone 28. Residence phone 28-B
Hood River, Oregon
H. Dudley W. Pineo, D. D. S
Office 1 I and 6. Smith Bldg.
Office-Home phone 131. Residence-Home 1S1-B
Hood River. Oregon
DR. JUSTIN WAUGH
EAR, EYE, NOSE AND THROAT
M. E. WELCH
Hood River. Oregon
STEARNS & DERBY
, - Lawyers
First National Rank Building
Hood River, Oregon
Phone 309 Rooms -10. Smith Block
GEORGE R. WILBUR
ERNEST C. SMITH
Rooms U and 15. Hall Building
Hood River. Oregon
L. A. & A. P. HEED
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS
Two Doors North of Pos toffies
Phone 11 Hood River' Oregon
CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR
L. A. HENDERSON
Surveyor and Civil Engineer
Formerly U. 8. Land Surveyor Philippine Islands
Two doors north of postoffico. Phone 41
P. M. MORSE
City Engineer and Surveyor
CITY AND COUNTY WORK
Heilbronner Building Hood River, Oregon
A. C. BUCK-
Notary Public and Insurance
Room 12, Broaii Block
Hood River, Oregon
C. M. HURLBURT
R. R. BARTLETT
HOOD RIVER. OREGON
Wire Wound Continuous Stave
WOOD STAVE PIPE
KELLY BROS., Agents
4th St. Bet. Oak and State
Phone 227-M Hood River. Ore.
I Oregon Lumber kf
WHOLESALE and RETAI L
I Band Sawed Lumber on Hand!
WHICH WILL BE SOLD
! CEDAR SHIP LAP and SHINGLES!
Estimates Furnished. Call on Either Phone
HOOD RIVER. OREGON
Hood River Banking & Trust Co.
Extends a cordial invitation to you, personally to call and open j
a checking account. Any amount will open an account in our
savings department. We pay 3 per cent interest, compounded
semi-annually. We promise the best of service and satisfaction. J
M. M. Hill, W. W. Remington, R. W. Pratt,
President, Vice President, Cashier 2
C. H. Stranahan, Wilson Fike 2
any part of the
0 t-b fi
Wit arc now tailing ordcro for
AT REASONABLE FIGURES
A LITTLE LIGHT
ON THE SUBJECT
of banking would have saved
many a man a lot of money.
Upon an account at this bank
and you will discover new advan
tages almost every day. The
man whose affairs are small
needs the protection and assist
ance of a good bank even more
than the man of larger resources.
We solicit your account no mat
ter to which class you belong.
STRANAHANS & RATHBUN
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
Horses bought, sold or ex-
ehanged. Pleasure parties can
secure first class rigs. Sbecial
attention given to moving fur
niture and pianos. We do
everything horses can do.