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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1913
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SINNOTT IS BUYS
"Nick" Sinnott, congressman-elprt
from this district, is now busy tt
Washington learning the ropes and
correspondents at the Capitol have
already found that he is a live wire.
He is daily visiting the various de
partments and says hx intends to
become qualified in advance to serve
One of the things which has dis'
gusted and troubled Sinnott Is the
way in which Eastern Oregon was
slighted by the committee on public
buildings. No place east of St. Johns
got anything in the public buildings
bill. "You bet they will have to do
something for Eastern Oregon next
year," says Sinnott. The committee
heartlessly tells him he needn't worry;
that he is not in yet and that he can't
be held accountable for wjiat is or ts
He has also championed his many
Irish constituents. He was in attend
ance on a meeting of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians. The speakers
had been praising the Irish race and
appealing for sympathy for the Irish
back In Ireland. Finally Sinnott was
asked to speak.
"I have many Irish constituents in
Eastern Oregon," said he. "many of
whom are engaged In raising wool. I
hope that when the time comes to
write the tariff bill you will show as
much consideration for the Irish in
Oregon as you do for the Irish n
TESTIMONY IS TAKEN IN
RAILROAD RATE CASE
(Continued from page 1)
He stated, however, that when freight
was left at the Parkdale station for
arrangement made it necessary for the
shipment, not having received any re
ceipt, the consignor has no protec
tion against loss of his goods.
. Company Makes Reply
Attorney E. C. Smith, who appeared
as counsel for the railroad, asked Mr.
Bailey what he considered should de
termine whether a railroad should
keep a freight agent at a station. He
replied that the volume of business
was the most important factor. Mr.
Bailey was asked what the volume of
business was at Parkdale. He repli
ed that be did not know. Mr. Early
Insisted that under this condition he
could not properly bring such a com
plaint. Mr. Early also brought out
In cross-examining Mr. Bailey that no
freight agent is maintained at Odell
or Van Horn, although both have a
larger volume of business than Park
dale. At the same time he made com
parisons with other railroads, includ
ing the Oregon Electric, showing that
they did not maintain freight agents
at stations which furnished no great
er volume of business than Parkdale.
J. M. Clark, ticket agent at Park
dale, testified as to the ample facili
ties provided for storing freight. He
aid no storage charges were made, as
would be the case if an agent were
15 acres four-year-old mer
chantable orchard 2 miles
south-west of city. Any
reasonable offer will be con
sidered. J. W. Anderson,
626 E. 19th North, Portland,
Ore. Phone East 4000.
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maintained there. He stated that eith
er himself or some nu'inber of the
familv was always there to unlock
the freight room so that freight could
be put under cover.
Ashley Wilson, the company's agent
at Hood River, testified as to receipts
I t,r fi-uiclit hmiilH at Parkdale. the
testimony tending to show that the
amount of business was not sufficient
to justify the maintenance of an
Hearing on Rates Held
In the afternoon the hearing on
rates was begun. Mr. Bailey was the
first witness. His contention was that
the Upper Valley is a new country
now being developed, and that the
railroad should co-operate with ranch
ers there by giving reasonable rates
on Upper Valley products. He de
clared that the present rates on most
of these products are so high as to
be prohibitive. In support of this as
sertion he presented to the commis
sion th following comparative figures:
Apples Less Than Carload
Hood River to Portland 5 cents per
box, distance 66 miles.
The Dalles to Portlanl 5 cents per
box, distance S8 miles.
Parkdale to Hood River 10li cents
per box, distance 22 miles.
Hood River to Portland 4 cents
The Dalles to Portland 5 cents per
Parkdale to Hood River 84 cents
per box. "
Hood River to The Dalles $1.00 per
cord, distance 22 miles.
Hood River to Pendleton J2.00 per
cord, distance 165 miles.
Parkdale to Hood River $125 per
cord, distance 22 miles.
Grandvlew to Hood River $3.00 per
ton, distance 206 miles.
Lexington to Hool River $2.20 per
ton, distance 122 miles.
Arlington to Hood River $2.00 per
ton, distance 76 miles.
Parkdale to Hood River $3.40 per
ton, distance 22 miles.
The Dalles to Portland 7 V4 cents per
100 lbs, distance 88 miles.
Hood River to Portland 7V cents
per 100 lbs, distance 66 miles.
Bend, Oregon, to Portland 22 cents
per 10 lbs, distance, 253 miles.
Parkdale to Portland 22'i cents per
100 lbs, distance 88 miles.
Parkdale to Hood River 15 cents
per 100 lbs, distance 22 miles.
Cider Apples, Lets Than Carload
The Dalles to Portland $2.00 per
ton, distance 8 miles:
Parkdale to Hood River $6.00 per
ton, distance 22 miles.
Between Parkdale and Hood River:
1st class, 3oc; 2nd, 26c; 3rd, 24c; 4th,
Portland to Hood River: 1st class,
20c; 2nd. 17c; 3rd, 15c; 4th, 12c.
In commenting on these compara
tive figures Mr. Early stated that they
were all between the Mt. Hood Rail
road and the O.- W. R. & N. He
said that this comparison was not
just for the reason that the O.-W. R.
& N. had water competition on this
section of its line and also that it
was a railroad under entirely differ
ent conditions from those surrounding
the Mt. Hood Railroad.
Mr. Miller of the commission said
that such was, of course, the case
and that the commission would take
it Into consideration.
Mr. Early gave figures showing a
comparison with other short line rail
roads, the rates on several of which
were considerably in excess of those
charged by the Mt. Hood Railroad.
These figures are given in greater
detail In a later paragraph.
Plaintiff's Witnesses Heard
H. F. Goodlander, appearing for the
plaintiff, said he had produced hay,
strawberries, potatoes and apples, but
that he found the cost of shipment to
Hood River prohibitive. I. T. Real
gave testimony along the same line.
W. II. Davidson said he had hauled
4,000 boxes of apples' out of the Up
per Valley last year and knew of over
4,000 more which had been hauled
because it was cheaper than to send
them by the railroad. Some of these
were delivered at Odell because the
charge there was 3'& cents a box.
J. C. Craven thought the railroad
should be willing to operate the Park-
dale extension at a loss for about
three more years until more of the
orchards come Into bearing, when he
thought the amount of freight would
net the railroad good returns.
A. B. Coulter said he had a con
siderable quantity of cider apples
which he wanted to ship to the vine
gar company here, but he said that
while the vinegar company paid $8 a
ton, the charge made by the railroad
was $6, thus leaving only $2 for sack
ing, delivering to Parkdale and trans
ferring to the vinegar company's
Mr. Coulter said that he had found
a market for a quantity of his apples
in Portland, but that he found the
rate a great handicap. He said it
cost 17 cents a box, charged as fol
lows: From Parkdale to Hood River
10'j cents, transfer charge to the
O.-W. R. & N. lVi cents. Hood River
to Portland five cents. He said he
raised eight acres of potatoes. The
price paid at Hood River was 40
cents, but the rate from Parkdale
was 15 which he thought too much.
He thought it inequitable because, he
said, the charge on a car r livestock,
which the Uper valley does not ship,
is $20, on cordwood $12.58, but on ap
ples $51, potatoes $45 and hay $28.50.
Company's Witnesses Testify
A. O. ilershey was one of the rail
road's witnesses. He said he operat
ed a couple of auto trucks between
this city and the Upper Valley up
until last year, but found it unprofit
able. He said the rate would hate to
be higher than the railroad's to make
J. F. Thompson also testified for the
railroad. He thought the complaint
was prompted by personal reasons.
He declared that the service from
Parkdale was perfectly satisfactory.
Both he and Conducter Smith testified
in regard to the request for two-train
service each day. They testified that
not more than half a dozen Parkdale
people traveled to town each day on
the average and that they did not
think the additional service would be
Discrimination Is Denied
Mr. Early declared at the afternoon
session that he had heard of stories
to the effect that the railroad had dis
criminated in favor of certain ship
pers. He challenged any of those pres
ent to prove these assertions. Nobodv
volunteered. Agent Wilson was inter
rogated and replied that no discrimi
nation had been shown.
The railroad submitted a sworn
statement that the deficit on the Park
dale extenson for 1912 was $4,917.64,
not allowing for Interest on the in
vestment. The second train while op
erated showed an average of $3.06 a
day additional passenger earnings ov
er the entire line. The fuel alone
showed a loss of $9.50 a day. The
berry train was operated for six weeks
to handle 58 tons of berries, which
was only three per cent of the' com
pany's entire freight business.
The commission concurred with the
railroad company In the contention
that comparsons could not be made
between the O.- W. R. & N. and the Mt.
Hood Railroad The company gave the
rates on five other short line roads
which showed higher rates on flour,
feed, cordwood and cull apples. As
an illustration of the long and short
haul they called attention to the fact
that the first-class rate on the O.-W.
R. & N. to Portland from Hood River
s 20 cents, while it is 22 cents from
Hood River to The Dalles
The company also declared that the
Upper Valley people had never come
directly to the company with any com
plaint about the rates nor with any
petition to have them lowered. Mr.
Early said he thought this would have
been the proper way and that the
company would have been pleased to
meet them half way.
CLUB PLANS ENTERTAINMENT
Arrangements for Stats Federation
Meeting Hera Being Mads
An Important meeting of the Wo
mans Club will be held next Wednes
day, March 12, when the club will
take up the question of raising funds
and making other arrangements for
entertaining the State Federation of
Woman's Clubs here next October. A
j full attendance Is desired.
A delightful musical program was
I enjoyed at the meeting last week.
I Mrs. J. M. Schmeltzer was In charge
'and the program included the follow
ing numbers: Solo by Mrs. Sletton,
accompanied by Mrs. Slocuin; piano
solo by Miss Huxley; vocal solo by
Miss Vannet; violin and piano duet by
Miss Chipping and Mrs. Whitehead;
vocal selection by Earl Bart mess.
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