The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, February 26, 1913, Image 1

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Highest Grade
Job Vrintfng
storical Soci
Get Hcjults
Both Local Measures
Passed by Legislature
Bill Providing for Experiment Station Gets Stamp ot
Approval from Both Houses--Act Authorizing
Counties to Employ
O. A. C. Extension Bill
Two Hood River bilU panned the
legislature the last of the week. One
of t'uem creates a fund and provides
for the establishment here of an ex
pprlment station to carry on research
work In local orchards. Th second Is
work in local orchards. The second Is
an enabling act giving counties pow
er to employ an expert pathologist
for research work.
The latter measure was framed es
pecially to meet the emergncy which
has arisen because the county found it
had no authority for paying Professor
I. w nice morethan $3 a day. This bill
gives any county power to pay Buch
an expert. It will go into effect in 90
days. It is believed that Governor
West will sign both bills inasmuch as
both are of vital importance to this
The bill providing for extension
work throughout the state by the Ore
gon Agricultural College was also pass
ed. Just what the effect of these three
measures will be on the organized hor
ticultural research work in this coun
ty is not yet known.
The experiment station bill gives
Hood River an annual appropriation
of $5,000 a year from the state. The
extension bill provides that the col
lege will expend In each county an
equal amount to that appropriated by
the county for the work in that par
ticular district, white the enabling
bill as above stated gives a county
power to hire a horticulral expert.
"The county court Is not yet able
to announce what action it will take
In this line," said County Judge Cast
tier. "It remains to b seen Just how
the different bills will be worked out
so far as the work in Hood River
county is concerned. The matter will
come before the court at its March
term which will be held next
Word was received the last of the
wek from Salem that the bill provid
Ing for the establishment of an ex
periment station in Hood River
has passed the House. This Is the
bill which provides for extension of
the research work here and an annual
appropriation from the state of $5000.
The matter was brought up before
the directors of the Commercial Chili
at their meeting Thursday evening and
It was decided that it would be worth
while to send a representative to
Salem to work. In behalf of the meas
ure in the Senate. The club elted
C. I). Thompson for this purp n." Mid
he loft for Salem Saturday.
The directors also discussed the mat
ter of providing hitching rai-ks for
farmers. J. K. Robertson r'poi'.ed
that the council had not yet tuKeii
any action on the offer of J. H Hell
bronner to rent the city the north
IeBlie Hutler returned Saturday
from a trip which included the Pana
ma Canal. He left Hood River or.
January 14 for New Orleans. From
that place he took shp for Jamaica
After a visit there the excurslonls's
sailed for Colon. There they took
passage on the Panama Railroad, a
thoroughly modern road run and op
erated by the government. This took
them along the entire route of the
cannl. Mr. Butler was at the famous
Culebra Cut shortly after the, big
Elide which carried thousands of tons
of earth into the canal and retarded
the work to a considerable extent. On
account of this Mr. Hutler does not
think It will be possible to turn the
water Into the canal early this sum
mer as had been hoped. He was
much Impressed with the work which
is being done there by the govern
ment. All the most modern machinery
Is being used and splendid discipline
Is maintained among tho thousands
of workmen. Under the direction of
Colonel Goethals all the graft and
poor inanngement which chararteriz
rd the early part of the work has
been done away with and the work
Is being prosecuted In a thoroughly
competent manner.
After visiting the canal Mr. Butler
palled for Cuba and took a railroad
most Interesting. Returning to New
Orleans he traveled north, visiting
friends In Oklahoma and Idaho be
fore returning here.
Horticultural Expert and
Also Pass
half of his block for this purpose.
Objections have been received from
some persons in business in the east
end of the city. The matter w-s dis
cussed and it was suggested that the
1 racks might be erected on Statj rtreet
between First and Second strej. Mr.
Robertson was appointed to present
this suggestion to the council.
The matter of danger from fire at
the Park street school was discussed
and it was stated that the furnace
should be moved from Its present lo
cation beneath the stairs. President
W. L. Clarke of the club was appoint
ed to present the matter to the school
A proposition concerning the pos
sible establishment of a woolen mill
here by an Eastern Oregon man was
also discussed.
Applications for membership were
received from F. A. Bishop anu Dr.' J.
H. McVay and were both accepted.
Saturday saw the passage by the
Senate of the bill providing for an
agricultural experiment station in
Hood River county. The bill was in
troduced in the House by Represent
ative SI Tamilian and was submitted
by the ways and means committee
without recommendation. It passed
the House and was then passed along
to the Senate last week.
The bill passed under novel cir
cumstances and credit is due Sena
tor Hutler for the prompt and favor
able action It was agreed to permit
each one of the 30 Senators to se
lect from the grist of House bills one
bill each to be given preference and
and receive Immediate action Sena
tor Butler selected this measure to be
given the preference and the Senate
passed it. The bill now lacks only the
signature of Governor West before be
coming a law.
Indians Caught Killing
Deer on Lindsay Creek
Four Indians were arrested at Lind
say Creek this side of Shell Rock Sat
urday evening charged with killing
deer out of season. Three carcasses
were discovered at their camp and it
is not known how many more they
had killed during the hunt. The men
were arrested by Game Warden Fritz,
Sheriff Johnson and E. S Olinger. The
Indians arrested Included Gus George.
Wesley J. Coon, Martin Stahi, and
Martin Frank.
Game Warden Fritz of The Dalles
was Informed of the Infranctlon of
the law by the Indians and made a
trip to their camp Saturday morning.
The Indians were all out hunting at
the time and the game warden search
ed the camp, finding the evidence o;'
the Indians' activities, he phoned
here for assistance and the local offi
cers made the trip down the river in
a launch. They waited for the In-
A. C. Denny Heads One Organization
and H. D. Lamb Another.
A. C. Denny, elected on the board
of directors at the annual meeting of
the Milton Fruit Growers' Union, has
been selected as manager of the organ
ization and II. L. Durrle selected to
fill the vacancy left on the board. Mr.
Denny will assume charge of the un
ion Immediately. The action was tak
en at a special meeting of the direc
tors. It was also decided to reduce
tlie commission on prune sales charg
ed the growers from 6 to 5c a crate
and to reduce the commission on ap
ples and pears from 10 to 8c a box.
The reductions will be effective for the
191.1 crop.
During the. year the growers will be
charged 20 per cent over the f. o. b.
cost of all supplies sold them. This is
the same rate effective last year.
One faction of the union met a few
days ago at which time a new organi
zation to be run in opposition to the
old association was effected. H. D.
Lamb, former manager of the Milton
Union, was elected manager of the
new organization..
This talk about a married man being
bossed Is nil bosh. A married man
can make his wife do anything she
wants to.
For the convenience of Its patrons
the telephone company will hereafter
publish each week a list of the changes
made during that week, Including tele
phones removed, numbers changed
and phones Installed. It Is Intended
that patrons should make these nota
tions in their directories for their own
convenience. When a phone Is re
moved anyone calling receives the
buzz and unless be revises bis book
to conform to the published lists much
Inconvenience Is likely to result. The
first list follows. Hereafter it will ap
pear each week on the last page of the
Telephone Numbers Changed
5564 Fenwick, Frank
3442 Gibson, Mrs. W. R.
3524 Harmon, A. J.
5237 McCulIy, J. D.
Odell 3X1 Perkins, George
1734 Pineo, Dr. II. D.W., Residence.
3534 Simms, L. C.
3183 Stark, S. W., Office
3593 Stark, S. W., Residence
(Continued on page 10)
Anxious to put their hands to a work
of practical value and one for which
their training particularly adapts them
the boy scouts propose to improve the
tract of land south of town which Dr.
T. L. Eliot of Portland donated to the
city several years ago for park pur
poses. The land Includes a pictur
esque and rustic site, but one which Is
now difficult of access and unimproved.
Indian Creek runs its entire length.
The boys petitioned the city council
Monday to have the tract surveyed
and the necessary trails laid out un
der the direction of the city engineer.
They would then cut trails, build rus
tic seats and otherwise transform it in
to a pleasant retreat for local citizcis
during the summer months. It Is 1
so proposed to open up a trail frtt..
near the bridge on State stjreet.
dians and when the latter returned
singly from the hunt they were taken
Into custody and brought to this city.
Monday they were arraigned before
Justice of the Peace Buck. All four
admitted killing deer, but maintained
that as Indians they had a right to
kill venison whenever they wished.
The court did not concur in this con
tention and each of the redskins was
fined $50. Not being able to pay the
fine they were taken to The Dalles
Monday to Berve 25 days in jail.
Vilma V. Kaufman to E. W. Monroe,
west "0 feet of lot 2, block 4, Park
hurst, $4500.
Sinison Bolton to A. E. Lake and
Fred W. Wilson, 40 acres in Middle
Joseph F. Nibley to Oregon Lumber
Company, 45 acres west of Dee.
Fred Mottishaw to Hugh V. Smith,
lots 34 and 35, block 10, Stranahan's
Third Addition, $400.
E. T. Folts to Mark Cameron and
Oeorge Sheppard, lot 14, Folts sub
division at Odell, $800, also lots 12 and
13 .
Melville J. Foley to A. C. Staten,
west half of lot 11, Adams' Paradise
A. C. Staten to Melville J. Foley, 20
acres south of town.
Robert Ordway to Earl Ordway, lot
4 and south four acres of lot 2, Ordway
tract south of town.
Howard C. Berrian to L. E. Clark,
half interest in 10-acre tract at Pine
G. J. Gessllng to Fred P. Zwelgeirt,
lot 100x135 feet In lot 2, block 5, Park
hurst, $750.
II. D. McCabe to A. T. Dlx, 20 acres
in Barrett district.
Bishop Paddock Will Preach
Bishop Paddock has arranged to
bo In charge of tho services at St.
Mark's Church next Sunday morning
and will deliver the sermon. It is
expected that the new pastor will bo
able to take charge of the parish soon
after Lent and the bishop Is anxious
to present him with as strong and un
ited congregation as possible.
Three men fell through the ice
above Lyle a few days ago and were
drowned. Who the men were is not
known but It la presumed that they
were laborers crossing the river on
the Ice with a view to seeking work
at the Northwes'sni dam.
Several men nad walked across dur
ing the lay as the floating Ice froze
into a field at that point. The tunnel
man at Lyle heard a voice call from
the river asking how the ice was
nearer the shore. He looked up and
saw the three men. A moment later
he said they disappeared from view
and nothing more was Been of them.
The ice had given way and like many
other tramping laborers they went to
their death with no one concerned
about them.
Many men who are seeking work
at the dam across the river are being
disappointed as they are laying off
men, the work being practically com
pleted. Quite a number of the men
are finding employment on the Paci
fic Company's project here.
Collins Springe Hotel Sold
The Collins Hot Springs Hotel at
Stevenson was sold at Sheriff's sale
on Wednesday to satisfy a second
mortgage, held by the Eastern Oregon
Banking Company and purchased by
the bank for $8500, the purchasers
assuming the first mortgage of 12000.
At the sale trouble arose between
attorneys representing different In
terests, and two deputy sheriffs were
left in charge of the property until
the difficulty could be settled.
'the staging of a Fall harness race
program of the North Pacific Fair Ab
sociation and matlne e jy r
.Ui l'n u. Club cm 1 : Uu :. - i l ie
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r with the t;ui' ter - t'-y
Korvsl ai'i ii:o. . -il in 'i-.J
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l !, ,..:. ..lit.i.'.iii uaetrt - K ".th ' lie
directors of the Washington County
Fair Association, w hich owas ilie For
est Grove track, and If sa'ist.ictciy
lerms can be secured he will purchase
the property.
As vice president of the itivuva'.de
Driving Club Captain McCan ie anx
ious to secure a suitable track lor
the holding of matinees durin the
summer and Fall. As owner it the
Bondsman Stock Farm, whic'i at pie
ueiit comprises 140 acres at Rainier,
Oregon, he would like to establish his
racing stallion and training ,:tablu ri
a more central racing location, while
as uu enthusiastic horseman Captain
McCau is anxious to give tho puolic
of Washington and Multnomaj coun
ties a first-class harness speed meet
ing next Fall.
'Ihe property ot the Washington
County Fair Association, 2i miles
irom Portland, comprises 25 acres of
laud, on which are a half-mil.! race
track, well-built stalls and boiral
lair buildings.
Such a move on the part of Captain
McCan will be oi inestimable value
to the horse breeding industry of
Washington and adjoining counties.
The Bondsman is one of the most
noted stallions in the West, while
McCan is gathering together a for
midable stable for campaigning in
the Northwest. Oregonian.
Creation of Highway Commission and
OnHalf Mill Tax Contemplated
The Legislature at Salem last
week passed the state aid highway bill
drafted by a special committee con
sisting of Senator Day and Represen
tative Gill, and which Is indorsed b
the highway committees of both
houses. The bill provides for the ere.
ation of a highway commission, to con
sist of the Governor, Secretary ol
State and State Treasurer, who art
empowered to appoint a highway engi
neer. The needed fund is to be created by
utilizing tie automobile fund and by
levying a tax of one-half a mill. Two
thirds of the fund is to be dlvldec
among the counties and the other
third is to be used by the state on
building state highway!. Provision Is
made that, should a county fail to use
the money apportioned to it in build
ing roads, it is to revert to the state
highway fund and he used on state
It was a distinctly cosmopolitan as
semblage that gathered at Hellbron
ner Hall Friday evening for the mas
querade ball given by the Assembly
Club. Many countries and every walk
in life was represented In the cos
tumes. There were several colonial person
ages In keeping with the occasion.
A Turk of noble lineage and impos
ing appearance, who is now an ex
ile from his country following the
Balkan war, also graced the occasion
with bis piesence. He appeared fol
lowed by his harem, which Included
three handsome ladies who followed
docilely at his heels. In private life
the Turk is known as Burnette Dun
can while Mrs. Duncan and Mr. and
Mrs. Derby figured as the queens of
the harem. "Buck" Kelly as a win
some miss broke several hearts be
fore the hour for unmasking came.
There were also a number of High
landers, witches, tramps, a couple of
Chinamen, Indians and eowboys. The
music was furnished by Chandler's
orchestra assisted by C. H. Henney of
N. C. Evans has sold his 20-acre
ranch south of town to Mrs. L. N.
Russell of Portland. The deal was
made through the firm of Roberts and
Simms. The consideration is said to
have been $35,000.
Mrs. Russell Is the widow of the Mr.
Russell who was one of the proprie
tors of the Russell-Gilbert Candy Com
pany of Portland and is a sister of
U. S. Senator Harry Lane. She is
now spending the winter In Southern
California, but will come here soon to
make her summer home on the place.
The latter Is all in orchard, a large
part of which is in bearing and is well
improved with buildings Mr. Evans
had owned the place for about 30
Small City Springs Up at
Power Company's Site
About 75 men are now at work on
the site of the Pacific Power & Light
Company's dam on the lower Hood
River south of town. These men
have been engaged in laying out the
camp, erecting the necessary build
ings and preparing for the active
work on the dam which will begin
about the middle of next month.
Five bunkhouses have been erected,
each large enough to accomodate 25
men. Additional bunkhouses will be
built as they are needed, those now
up being sufficient for the present
force. A dining room has also been
built. Water has been secured from
a spring above the dam site. This
water has been piped to the power
Another meeting of the Hood River
County Teachers' Conference will be
held at two p. in. next Saturday at the
High School building. It Is announc
ed that Dr. J. R. Wilson, principal of
the Portland Academy, will be the
speaker. Dr. Wilson has a reputa
tion as a scholarly speaker and it is
hoped that a large audience will greet
his appearance. The musical num
bers will be an added feature of the
afternoon's program to which the pub
lic is cordially invited.
Hans Hoerlein Will Give Program of
Choice Selections
Hans Hoerlein, the talented organ
ist of Riverside Church, will give his
fourth monthly recital next Sunday
evening at 7:30 o'clock. The program
herewith given Is oneof special merit.
1 Offertolre In E Minor Batiste
2 Romance Sans Paroles. . .Deshayes
4 Sextette from Lucia. .
. . . . Arr by F. Lester Trice
5 Vocal Solo Bright Star of Ixve
Holmud Mrs. C. H. Henney
6 March Potitifleale.F de la Tombelle
7 (a) Cradle Song MaxOesten
(b) The Mother's Prayer. .Oesten
8 Pilgrims' Chorus Wagner-Liszt
The organ numbers will be Inter
spersed with short readings from the
writings of Joaquin Miller.
Hassam Pavement Is
Chosen; District Named
Paving Expert Employed by City Makes Report and
Action Is at Once TakenOrdinance Will Be In
troduced Next Week and Work Will be Prosecut
ed with as Little Delay as Possible.
Plans for the pavement of the busi
ness section of the city are being pros
ecuted with all possible dispatch by
the city council and at the same time
every care is being taken that the
work be undertaken in the most satis
factory manner. F. N. Bingham, the
paving expert employed to advise the
city, has submitted his report. After
thoroughly considering the local con
ditions and studying the grades on
the cross streets, he has advised the
use of Hassam cement concrete pave
ment. The street committee submit
ted a report to the council Monday
evening advising. that this pavement
be used and favorable action was tak
en. The street committee also reported
on the district to be paved. This has
been revised somewhat from the dis
trict as laid out last year and Includes
the following streets: Oak Btreet
from Front to Fifth, Cascade Avenue
from Front to Fifth, Front street from
State to Oak, First street from State
to Oak, Second street from State to
Cascade, Third street from State to
Columbia, Fourth street from Oak to
Columbia, Fifth street from Oak to
Cas ade.
The Hassam pavement is composed
almost entirely of crushed rock. This
rock is first applied and rolled to as
compact a surface as is possible. The
mixture of sand and concrete is then
applied to bind the rock. It is recom
mended in preference to th j so ( tilled
"batch mixed pavements," whic'i ghr
a smoother surface and more easily
crumble and disintegrate. The Has
sam pavement also gives a better foot
hold for horses, an important factor
in this city where the grades are
It being reported that the county
house and from there is pumped to
a tank on the side hill above the
camp, being conveyed from there to
the distribution system which will
supply the camp. All supplies are be
ing taken into the camp on the Mt.
Hood Railroad as the spot is difficult
of access by team and probably no
road will be built to it. Team work
will not be necessary to any extent.
Many persons walked to tne camp
Sunday. Already more than a dozen
buildings have been erected and a
large gang of carpenters is being kept
busy. The office building has been
completed and the headquarters will
be moved this week from the tempor
ary quarters in the Heilbronner Build
ing. The bunk houses have been built
on the flat by the river, while the oth
er buildings have been perched on the
hillside overlooking the gorge.
The men already employed at the
camp will be given an opportunity
Sunday to hear Bishop Robert L. Pad
dock, who will talk to them at that
Highest and Lowest Points in U. S.
Only 90 Miles Apart
A U. S. Geological bulletin Just is
sued announces that the maximum dif
ference iu elevation of land in the
United States is 14.777 feet, according
to the United States Geological Sur
vey. Mount Whitney, the highest
point, is 14.501 feet above sea level,
and a point in Death Valley is 27t feet
below sea level. These two points,
which are both in California, are less
than 90 miles apart. This difference
is small, however, as compared with
the figures for Asia. Mount Everest
rises 29.002 feet above sea level where
as the shores of the Dead Sea are
1.2SU feet below sea level, a total
difference in land heights of 30,292
feet. Mount Everest has never yet
been climbed.
The greatest ocean depth yet found
Is 32, OSS feet, at a point about 40 miles
north of the Island of Mindonao, in the
Philippine Islands. The ocean bottom
at this point Is therefore more than
ll'v mill's below the summit erf Mount
The difference In the land heights In
Europe Is about LVSi'.S feet.
is willing to assist in Installing addi
tional cells in the city jail, the police
committee was directed to Investi
gate the cost of putting In three addi
tional cells.
It was decided that there should be
a deputy city marshal on the Heights
while the city Improvement work Is in
progress and Marshal Lewis will make
the appointment when necessary.
The proposition submitted by Scout
master Harris for the Improvement of
the city park, as described in another
column, was referred to the park com
mittee and the city surveyor was di
rected to survey the proposed trails
and make a report.
That the apple growers of the
Northwest are demoralizing the mar
ket by shipping on consignment is the
declaration made by a prominent
grower and dealer ot the Middle West
who has written to the St. Joseph,
Mo., Fruit Grower and Farmer as
"The apple growers of the North
west are the ones largely responsible
for the present condition of the apple
market. I saw this in a large number
of Southern cities I recently visited
to try to sell some of my apples. I
could not sell an apple at any price.
Dealers simply would not buy, because
they were getting more apples than
they needed on consignment, and they
were getting them from the North
west. In one city I found that the
dealers had a few barrels of Winesap
Black Twigs and Yorks from Virginia,
which were very fine, and which were
bought before the consignment stuff
came in.
"These dealers were not trying to
push out this fruit, because the market
prices would not let them In. Instead,
they were selling consigned apples and
the dealers in all the cities visited
seemed to vie with one another in
making low prices on another man's
fruit. On some markets I played the
role of buyer, and after the dealers
would quote me one price they would
promptly make a lower price; then
they became desperate and informed
me they had the stuff to sell and ask
ed me what I would give. I could
have bought these consigned apples
at my own price.
"The reason I know Northwestern
men were responsible for this condi
tion is that I followed four of these
men through the Southern States.
These men had manifests for 100 or
2u0 cars of apples pinned together.
and would let the dealer select the
one w hich suited him and they were
sent to him on consignment.
"Now, of course, these dealers are
not going to buy apples outright;
they take the fruit on consignment,
and I can see no hope for relief until
the consigned stuff Is either sold or
dumped, or until the growers get over
their scare and refuse to consign any
more apples."
L. M. Lepper's lecture on the Pan
ama Canal will be given at the Com
mercial Club next Saturday afternoon
at two o'clock. Mr. Lepper was for
merly an engineer on the construc
tion of the canal. Stereopticon views
will be given. The public is Invited
and the lecture will be free, being
given under the auspices of the club.
Mrs. Winans' Children Here
A number of the Winans family ar
rived the first of the week to at
tend the funeral of Mrs. Edgar W.
Winans. The Misses Fair and Mary
Winutis arrived from Salem, where
they are attending Willamette. Uni
versity. aNo Audubon Winans, Jr,
who is attending the Capital HiihImi'si
Colli go at Halt-in and Linnaeus, who
is at n luting public school In the
same city. Other re Mr. and Mr
L. Winans from Portland, Mm. F. H
Spauldlng of N'-z Perce, Idaho, A.
Spaiilding of N'ei Vre, Idaho, A. Win
aim and wife are aleent In St. lniiM,