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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
HOOD RIVER, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1913
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 12
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
Burglars Get Valuable
Booty from Pooley Home
Silverware and Jewelry Secured During Owner's Ab
sence Is Recovered When Gang of Boy Burglars
Is Captured In PortlandLoot Valued at $5,000
Is Found In Their Possession.
Burglars entered the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. R. Pooley on State street
during their recent absence In Port
land and stole Jewelry and silverware
worth about $1,000. The burglary was
discovered Friday when Mr. Pooley
came from Portland.
A peculiar part of the burglary was
the act that the first artlchs whose
loss was discovered was a large
plumed hat belonging to Mrs. Pooley.
She had asked her husband to take It
to her in Portland. He could not
find it, the burglars evidently having
taken It along with their other loot.
Sheriff Johnson and Marshal Lewis
were notified and it was learned that
the burglary had "been committed by
two young men, 19 and 20 years old.
who were captured In Portland Thura-
day after having committed a number
of similar crimes there. They had
with them when taken loot worth
$5000. Mr. Pooley returned to Port
land Friday In hopes of identifying
some of the stolen goods.
Entrance was gained to the Pooley
house here by means of the kitchen
door. The officers declared It to have
been the work of amateurs as a quan
tity of valuable silverware had been
left and what was taken included con
siderable that bore the Pooley mono
gram. This would have made It diffi
cult for rhe burglars to have disposed
of It without detection.
Marshal Lewis had seen the two
young men while they were here and
after they had loafed around town for
a few days he gave them orders to
get out. They then went to Portland
where they committed a number of
burglaries, assisted by a third mem
ber of the gang. Their operations
there ara believed to cover score ol
recent early evening and afternoon
burglaries. They were captured after
George II. Lewis of 645 East Oak
street, one of their victims, had traced
them to their homen. They are David
Curtis of 455 East Ankeny street, and
William Shadrirk, living at the Bel
more Hotel, whose parents reside In
University Park. Both are reform
One of fhe two made a confession
In which he placed blame for the bur
glarles of the home of Lewis, the
home of C. Fallas, at 400 Clay street,
and the Pooley home here, upon him
self and companion. Other burglaries
he refused to confess, although the
operations In the houses burglarized
Indicate that others of similar moth-
At the Woman's Club last Wednes
day, March 12, the ladies enjoyed a
very pleasant affair, Mrs. Whitehead
having charge f the program. The
following numbers were given: Mrs.
Truman Butler, vocal solo, accompan
ied by Miss Maude Carlisle; reading
by Mrs. C. II. Jenkins on "Theory of
Art; "a piano selection by Mrs. Sin
clair; a paper by Mrs. J. W. Laraway
entitled "The Sculptor," and read
by Mrs. Charles Castner.
The plans for raising funds for the
State Federation to be held here next
October were finally decided on. This
will be done by taxing each member
two dollars to help defray expenses
besides which each member who is
so situated is asked to entertain one
or more guests In their home during
the session which will last three days.
At the next meeting, March 26, the
Club will have as guests members of
the Underwood and White Salmon
Clubs. About 50 ladies are expected,
weather permitting. It was voted at
the last meeting to limit city attend
ance to members only In order to ac
commodate the large crowd. Each
member of the Hood River Club Is
asked to wear a badge of the club
colors, green and while, with a carl
attached bearing her name.
' A Shakespeare program by Mrs.
Allen Todd president of the Portland
Shakespeare Study Club, and Mrs. E.
E. Rend, a prominent member, and two
mtislcl numbers will make a delight
ful afternoon. Every member of the
local club Is urged to be present to
assist, as hostesses and to enjoy this
ods In the past month are also their
Lewis' home was robbed Saturday
afternoon, and one of the two arrested
told Lewis, after the capture, how they
"hung around" until they saw the
last member of the family leave, and
then entered the place. They took a
suitcase belonging to Lewis, and In
It a quantity of-clothes, Jewelry and
personal possessions. Lewis picked
up a trail of his stolen possessions In
a pawnshop, and from It traced the
Unbalked by the fact that the de
tectives took little stock In his dis
coveries, Lewis kept on, and at the
address given in the pawnbroker's list
came upon one of the young men.
Then with Petectives Molony and
Hammersley, he stayed In the house
five hours until the other young man
came in early next morning.
Doth were charged with vagrancy,
and held in the jail until further trac
ing of their operations can be done.
Both young men are of good families.
Mr. Pooley succeeded in recovering
practically all of the stolen goods.
FIND MOUNT HOOD
ONCE HAD RIVAL
An intensely interesting announce
ment from the geological point of
view was made public for the ' first
time yesterday by the U. S. Geological
Survey In the following bulletin:
The highest mountain in Oregon is
Mount Hood, 11.225 feet above sea
level. Compared with Mount Whitney
to the south in California and Mount
Rainier, to the north in Washington,
each rising well above 14,000 feet, Mt.
Hood does not appear as a skyscraper.
However, according to the geologists
of the United States Geological Sur
vey and other authorities, Oregon had
at one time probably before the dawn
of life upon the earth, a great volcano
which towered as far above Mt. Hood
as does Mt. Rainier, possibly even
several thousand feet higher. This
was the great Mt. Mazama. Rut thous
ands of years ago this mountain dis
appeared Into the bowls of the earth
and all that Is left today is the huge
rim around Crater Lake.
Crater Lake is the caldera of this
extinct and collapsed volcano and is
nearly six miles In diameter. The In
side walls of the rim of the ancient
mountain are in places nearly 4,000
feet high and almost perpendicular.
The lake Itself is In places 2,000 feet
deep and parts of the wall rise above
Its waters another 2,000 feet. A res
toration of the mountain In fancy,
using as a basis the angles of the low
er slopes, which still remain, shows
that the apex could not have been far
from 15,000 feet In height, so that
Mount Mazama was one of the most
lofty and majestic peaks In the United
The director of. the Geological Sur
vey at Washington has a fine topo
graphic map of Crater Lake nd vicin
ity for sale at the nominal price of 10
eents.Thls map has on the back an
Illustrated description of Crater Lake
and an account of Its formation from
the ancient mountain.
EASTER SERVICES AT RIVERSIDE
Especially attractive services are
offered for next Sunday at Riverside
Church. The Knights Templars wm
worship with us In the morning. The
choir numbers will be Harrington's
"They Have Taken Away My Lord;"
The Festival Te Deum In E Flat by
Dudley Ruck, and "Ye Easter Bells of
Easter Day by Iouls R. Dryssler.
Mrs. P. S. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Henney and Mr. Geqrge R. Wilbur
will compose the quartet. The ser
mon will be on 'The Great Achieve
ment" the closing number of the ser
ies of Lenten sermons.
In the evening the morning quartet
together with the chorus choir will
sing Schneeker's cantata "The Story
of Calvary" and Mr. Hoerleln will
render several selections upon the or
gan. The public Is cordially Invited.
Edward A. Harris, pastor.
Hood River wants co-operation.
WM. C. REDFIELD
William C. Redfield, of New York,
who is Secretary of Commerce in
President Wilton's Cabinet.
Brief News of the week
A seat on the New York stock ex
change was sold recently for $45,000
the lowest price recorded since 1900.
Immense orders for new cars indi
cate that many railways touching Chi
cago are experiencing bumper times.
China has ordered 12 biplanes from
France as n starter for an aerial fleet,
which eventually is to comprise 1000
Accoring to a report of the senate
white slave commission, more than
50,000 women In Chicago are receiv
ing a salary of less than $5 a week.
The Greek war office officially an
nounced that Janina, the great west
ern Turkif-h fortress, has surrendered.
The Greeks have taken 32,000 prison
ers. March 3 4 wos selected as Salmon
day, because It is the fiftieth anniver
sary of the establishment of the salm
on packing industry on the Pacific
Governor Ralston of Indiana has
signed the Joint resolution which rati
fies the amendment to the federal
constitution providing for the direct
election of United States senators.
By a vote of 89 to 53 the Maine
houBe killed the bill providing for a
referendum vote of the people on a
woman suffrage amendment to the
constitution. The bill had passed the
The Missouri senate adopted the
Joint resolution, already adopted by
.the house, ratifying the amendment
to the federal constitution providing
for the popular election of United
Wcman suffrage won a notable vic
tory at Budapest, when the lower
hoiiFe of the Hungarian parliament
adopted the government's suffrage re
form bill, by which a large number of
women are enfranchised.
Emphatic opposition to the proposed
recall of Police Judge Charles Weller
is voiced by trs San Francisco Build
ing trades council, which adopted reso
lutions advising the union men to
think twice before the vote for the
People in the News-
Ex-Attorney General Wlckersham
will go to San Francisco to sail on a
world-girdling trip March 15. He will
be accompanied by Mrs. Wlckersham.
Mrs. Levi Z. Leltor, widow of the
ex-Chlcngo merchant and for years
prominent In Washington society, died
at her home In Washington of apo
plexy. James II. McNicholas, of Portland,
Or., held In the county Jail at Cleve
land, O., In default of $20,000 bond,
under Indictment for using the mails
to defraud, broke Jail and escaped.
Dr. Frederick F. Frledmann, discov
erer of an alleged tuberculosis cure,
gave his first treatment In the United
States In New York, when he Inoculat
ed a woman and two men with his
Announcement was made by the
family that Levi P. Morton, vice presi
dent In the Harrison administration
and ex-governor of New York, Is seri
ously ill at his home In New York. He
is 89 years old.
John Gross and Rupert Markl, in
ventors of "water shoes" with which
they have walked on fresh water lakes
in Europe and America, walked across
San Francisco bay, traversing all
miles in two hours and 15 minutes. -
Frank M. Ryan of Chicugo, one of
the labor leaders convicted in the
"dynamite conspiracy" trials, was re
elected president of the International
Association of Bridge and Structural
Iron Worker a '... -
DAM GATES TO BE
About the first of next month the
diversion channel now Taking the
White Salmon River around the dam
of the Northwestern Electric Com
pany will be closed and the water al
lowed to rise to the required height.
By that time the flume will have been
completed, and it may be possible to
turn the turbines at the power house
at the same time.
The concrete work has been finish
ed and a large part of the crew laid
off. As a consequence there is not
the hustle of the teams hauling sup
plies. The finishing' work Is now be
ing done, principally on the head gates
at the east end of the dam. Five
gates to the 13-foot pipeline have been
put in and will be electrically operat
ed. The big pipeline has crept along to
within a short distance of the surge
tank, a rservolr 42 feet in diameter
which looms up on the height over
looking the power house. From this
metallic reservoir the water takes its
fall through twin pipes to the turbines
at the bottom. The tank is to prevent
"water knocking" which results from
suddenly turning off water as Is often
done with a water faucet, and for
safety in case of emergency. At the
dam end of the pipeline is a high
steel air vent, which serves a most
useful purpose. When, water is shut
off at the gates and begins to flow out
of the big pipe it creates vacuum
where there is no vent and the In
evitable result would be collapse of
The power house of concrete is fin
ished, but on the interior the electri
cians are busy installing the machin
ery and hooking up connections.
OF REAL ESTATE
Clarence H. Glebert and wife to
Security Savings & Trust Co., 160
acres in Upper Valley.
Abraham Ziddell to Bessie Schotz, 5
acres on East Side.
E. J. Banham to Sidney Hooke, un
divided half of 10 acres in Barrett dis
E. C. Mahany to Elinor M. Chase,
5 acres at Odell.
Melvin B. Woodburn to C. T. Early
40 acres in Upper Valley.
U. S. to William Moody, patent to
M0 acres in Upper Valley.
A. W. Culp to E. W. Dark, lot 25x
150 feet In Block 9. Hull's subdivision
E. W. Dark to Clifton E. Glaze, same
property as above, $1000.
E. W. Dark to Clifton E. Glaze, lot
8, Woodman's subdivision, $1600.
Julian L. Paul to J. J. Tobin, 160
acres south of Blouchers.
EDITOR IS FOUND DEAD
E. H. Overman, editor and publis
her of the Shaniko Star and Maupin
Monitor, was found dead in h:s room
at the Hotel Dalles last week. He
had arrived there by auto from Shan
iko the previous day and went to his
room about 11 o'clock, apparently In
good health. His body was found the
next morning. He had not undressed,
having evidently died soon after being
shown to his room Mr. Overman was
about 40 years of nge and hod a wife
and two children residing In Shaniko.
He had made occasional visits to
Hood River and was known by quite
a number here.
DAIRYING ADVANTAGES MANY
Prof. F. L. Kent of the dairy hus
bandry department of the Oregon Ag
ricultural College thus states the ad
vantages of dairy farming In the
March Oregon Countryman, a monthly
magazine published by the students at
O. A. C:
"Briefly stared, the advantages of
dairy farming are: Increasing produc
tivity of the soil, a regular monthly
Income putting the business on a cash
basis, a better distribution of the la
bor of the farm than is possible un
der a single crop system, supplying a
product for the market all of which
should be of the highest grade and
for which there is always a ready
The Boston Transcript remarks fa
cetiously that "you are taking chances
when you compliment a bald headed
man on his cool lieadedness."
"The ladder of life is full of splint
ers, but they always prick the hardest
when we're sliding down," truthfully
says William L. Hrownell.
Parkdale Thespian Show Fine Ability
Before the Footlights Other
Upper Valley Newt
In the presence of a delighted audi
ence the Parkdale Dramatic Club pre
sented the comedy "A Case of Sus
pension" at Mclsaac's Opera House on
It was a fine achievement for this
local product as it was their first
presentation. The fun from the be
ginning of the play acquired such mo
mentum that it did not stop until the
Mrs. C. E. Craven in the role of
Miss Judkins acted delightfully and
brought to the part a happy combina
tion of qualities. Miss Alda Puddy
acted her part with a dash of chic
that captivated the audience. Mrs. Ed
Clark and the Misses Edena Clarke
and Zelma Myers enacted their sev
eral roles with such ability and grace
that it would have turned profession
als green with envy. Ned Van Nuys
as Professor Edgerton and H. F. Good
lander as Jonas were not only amus
ing but displayed real art. Orville
Thompson as "Jack" is sure to bios
som out as a matinee idol., while Perl
Perkins as Harold was a gem and Ed
Clark as Tom was a typical "rah";
The program included singing by
Mrs. Charles I Moody, who beautifully
rendered a solo, also Ray Babson sang
"The Vagabond" from Anhauser. A
feature of the evening's entertainment
was the singing and Indian Club
swinging by the pupils of the Parkdale
school. Among fhose who displayed
their skill were the Misses Florence
Craven, Helen Van Nuys; Mildred Van
Nuys, Millicent Goodlander, Edith
Meyers, Halite Puddy, Alyuna Candee
and Lucille Blanchard.
Stage carpenters and scene painters
are busy preparing Mclsaac's Opera
House for the final number in the
entertainment course which will be
held oo Saturday evening, March 29.
The farce "A Box of Monkeys" and a
high class vaudeville will be present
ed under the dual management of
Chas. I. Moody and C. C. Walter.
STARRS TO APPEAR
On Thursday evening, March 27, the
"Starrs" will be the attraction as the
next number on the entertainment
course. Dancing will follow the enter
tainment and a most enjoyab'o even
ing is promised.
For seven years Mr. and Mrs. Wi'-
bur Starr have filled lyceuni engage.
ments and no matter who the othtr
artists were in the various Starr or
ganizations, the reports received wero
always the same: "Mr. and Mrs.
Starr are almost the entire entertain
ment." Their repertoire include old
songs, violin cello solos, Impersona
tions In make-up before the audience,
mandolin numbers, chalk songs and
stories and also readings with musical
accompaniment. The press comment
on the Starrs speaks highly of their
versatility and the superior excellence
which marks all of their numbers.
Notwithstanding the fact that two
important events occurred the night
before, a large number assembled at
the opening of rhe Parkdale branch
library on Saturday morning. Miss
Northey. the county librarian, In
structed the ladies who have volun
teered to act as librarians for the en
suing year In library management
and advised them not to receive any
literature that would lower the tone
of the community.
A great many books were received
as a nucleus for a permanent library
and a number loaned with promises
of many more from people who could
not attend the opening meeting.
The community Is Indebted to Miss
Mary Allen. M. O. Boe and C. E.
Craven for their untiring efforts In
securing this needed Institution and
also to the ladies who have kindly
consented to net as librarians during
During the day the library was well
patronized and a great many took ad
vantage of the writing desks, with
whlfh the room Is numerously pro
vided, to write letter while they sip
ped their tea.
Growers' Conference today.
Interest Centers in Big
Proposition to Consolidate Shipping Interests Creates
Much Discussion and Big Crowd Is Expected--Opposition
Springs Up to Amalgamation and
Spirited fleeting Is Expected.
Interest is now centered in the
massmeeting of the- growers of the
valley which will be held today to
take up the matter of effecting a con
solidation of local shipping interests.
Since the announcement was made
last week the proposed consolidation
has been the main topic of conversa
tion and an interest has been aroused
which, It is expected, will pack Heil
bronner's Hall to its limit at the
meeting which is set for this morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
It is the concensus of opinion that
some sort of co-operation is necessary
and indications now are that a large
majority of the growers are In' favor
of the proposition as made by direct
ors of the four shipping associations.
There are some,however,who,although
(hey say that the movement is in the
right direction, are disposed to antag
onize it in its present form. This
makes it certain that there will be
RRIEF NOTES FROM
AROUND THE STATE
Deputy Sheriff Kills Indian Outlaw.
Sutherlin. Bud Engle. a half-breed
Indian, was shot and instantly killed,
and Deputy Sheriff F. L. Eddy was
seriously wounded in the back In an
affray which occurred two miles east
of town. Eddy went to Engle's home
to serve a subpena on him for his ap
pearance before the grand Jury at
Engle, who has a bad reputation,
saw Eddy coming and met him with
a shotgun. Eddy ordered Engle to put
the gun down, but Instead of doing
so cocked it and pointed it at Eddy,
who turned partially around and re
ceived the contents in his right
shoulder and side. Eddy immediate
ly pulled an automatic gun and shot
Engle five times, killing him instantly.
Booth-Kelly Extends Logging Road.
Eugene. Construction of six more
miles of logging road will be begun
on Mill and Deer creeks, beyond
Wendling, by the Booth-Kelly lumber
company before the end of this month,
accoidlng to A. C. Dixon, manager of
the company. This will double the
trackage of the company, and will
cost more than $50,000. The prelim
inary surveying has already been vir
Not only does the construction of
this road mean the expenditure ot
from $7000 to $10,000 a month for the
greater part of the summer, but It
also marks increased logging activi
ties of the company, and consequent
activity in the sawmills of the com
pany at Wendling and Coburg.
A Regular Old Sherlock.
"Poor girl.'" said the geueral manager
as the young woman wbo had Just ap
plied for a position as stenographer
walked out of his otiice.
What's her trouble?" asked his sec
retary. it's too had that a girl who Is so
pretty one who might be living In lux
uryIs compelled to go out looking for
work because she refused to listen to
her parents You heard ber say she
was married, didn't you?"
"Yes, but I didn't bear ber mention i
"Evidently you have not developed i
much ability In the way of making de
ductions. Why would a girl with such
eyes, such hair, such a complexion,
such teeth, such a beautiful face and i
such n figure as hers have to go out j
looking for work If she hadn't married I
ngainst ber parents' wishes?" Chicago
Population In United States.
The United States at present Is in no!
danger of overpopulation. The Japa
nese empire has about W.OOO.OOO peo
ple, and the Japanese empire is of the
same area as the single state of Call-1
fornla. The (ienniiu empire ban 04.-1
OOO.OtHi, and the German empire is 00,
000 square miles less than the state of:
Texas. The United States of America
could furnish room and support for ati
least a billion human beings. It will 1
tie a long time before the danger lino Is
reached In this nation and the popula-,
tlon begin to encroach upon the menus
of subsistence. There Is no cause Cor
Immediate worry. Exchange.
"Hoys who smoke cigare'tes an- like
wormy apples they drop long before
harvest, time," remarks Paud S'arr
Jordan. 'TIs nn apt comparison.
some lively debating at the meeting
So far as can be determined, there
are three different views entertained.
Some would make the proposed organ
ization representative ot the shipping
associations as an amalgamation rath
er than a consolidation of Interests.
They believe that these associations
might continue to maintain their Iden
tities but would have them market
their fruit through the central selling
agency. A few of the old timers In
the valley are supporting this plan
and have declared their intention of
opposing the plan for consolidation
which will be submitted at the meet
ing today by representatives of the
At the other extreme are those who
have espoused the cause presented by
A. I. Mason. They are probably not
so numerous, but they have been ac
tive In expressing their views. They
would sweep aside all of the present
shipping organizations in order, they
declare, to remove all factions, and
would organize a single organization.
This organization they would have
buy all of the existing corporations
and issue bonds in payment. They
would have it a stock organization
with all growers eligible to member
ship and to a voice in the conduct oi
the organization. These views are ex
pressed by Mr. Mason in a letoer
which appears in another column.
There appears to be no doubt that
the great majority of growers are
heartily in favor of some form of co
operation or consolidation. ' Most of
them are in favor, it is believed, of the
plan as presented by the four organ
izations as being the most practical
and at the same time the most effi
cient at the present time. These
plans have been carefully drawn up
and will be submitted today in de
tail. Those by whom they have been
prepared declare that it is an urgent
matter that some such co-operative
plan be executed as soon as possible
in order to be put into operation be
fore the coming marketing season. It
is their belief that the great majori
ty of growers will come to the meet
ing today w illing and anxious to unite
upon some such plan and they hope
that, in view of the urgent need of
taking some positive steps, a spirit of
compromise will prevail rather than
one of strong factionalism which
might, they declare, indefinitely post
pone action towards the desired end.
ON BIROS COMING
William Rogers Lord of New York,
author of Bird Book, is coming tc
Oregon next month to lecture at var
ious schools in the state on bird and
animal life and will speak hero Wed
nesday. April 30.
State Game Warden Williarn Holey
is to pay the expenses of- brining
him here, so the lectures wb.l be given
free, at the following places: HilH
boro. April 7; Forest Grove, April 8
McMinnville, April 9: Dallas. April 10;
Monmouth, and Independence, April
11; Oregon Agricultural College, Ap
ril 14; Albany. April '13; University
of Oregon. April 16; Cottage Grove,
April 17; Roseburg, April 18; Grants
Pass. April l!; Medford. April 21;
Ashland. April 22; Central Point, April
2;!; Brownsville, April 24: Lebanon,
April 2": Woodhurn, April 26; Salem,
April 2S; Oregon City, Apr't 29; Hood
River, April 30.
JACKSON COUNTY WOULD BOND
Jackson county Is the first In the
state to siart a campaign for good
roads under the enmity bonding art
passed by the Legislature. The Com
mercial Club has appointed a commit
tee to confer with other commercial
bodies In the county. A mass meet
ing w ill he held and a campaign start
ed for permanent highways over th
Siskiyous into California and to Crater
Over a year ago the people of tin
county voted for a ll.5ao.oui) bond Is
sue for good roads, but it. was thrown
out by the Supreme Court. Under the
present law, restricting ih amount to
2 per cent of the assessed valuation
$7j"')oo would be available.