THE HOOD RIVER '" ui.torie.l tod wS Highest Grade Job Trinting Advertisers Get Jesuits Oregon ' VOLUME 9, NUMBER 18 HOOD RIVER, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1913 SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR ELECT DIRECTORS FORJSSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE GROWERS OF THE VALLEY CHOSEN TO SERVE ON BOARD P. S- DAVIDSON PRESIDENT Dickerson Vice-President and Hooker la Elected Secretary Sieg and Davidson Manager Organization of the Apple Growers' Association, the new co-operative fruit marketing concern of the valley, was practically completed at a meeting of the stockholders Thursday evening. Seven of the nine directors were elect ed as follows: P. S. Davidson, W. li. Dickerson, C. W. Hooker, II. F. David son, J. C. Porter, L. E. Clarke and A. W. Stone. At the meeting of the board of di rectors Immediately afterwards offi cers were elected as follows: P. S. Davidson president, W. 13. Dickerson vice president and C. W. Hooker, sec retary. The active management of tha new organization will be undertaken joint ly by WUmer Sieg, who was employed as sales manager, and 11. F. Davidson, who was employed as district mana ger. Mr. Sieg's duties will Include the mrrketlng end of the business while Mr. Davidson will be in charge of the local packing, inspection and storage end. They will have uniform power and the executive end of the- organization will be handled through consultation between the two. The directors were elected to serve for the year 1913 or up to the date of the next annual meeting. The two additional directors to serve this year will be elected at a subsequent meet ing of the stockholders. The organi zation win start at once to prepare for handling the strawberry crop but no solicitors will be sent out to secure contracts. Shippers should confer with either Mr. Sieg or Mr. Davidson of the new organization as soon as posHlble. Arrangements are being made to secure a handsome litho graphed label for use on the straw berry boxes this year. In order to make it more conven ient for all concerned, a number of meetings have been arranged for this week in order to give growers an op portunity to get any desired Informa tion about the new organization and to Vigil up the contracts. As stated be fore, seventy-five per cent of the bearing orchards in the valley must be signed up before the new organiza tion can proceed. Last evening a public meeting was held at the Pine Grove Grange Hall. This (Wednesday) evening a public meeting for growers will be held at Odd Fellows Hall, Odell, under the ausplceg of the Odell Development league at 7:30 o'clock. Tomorrow (Thursday) evening two meetings will be held. One will be at the Park Grange Hall for growers liv ing In the Belmont, Franklin, East Itnrrett and Barrett districts. An other meeting will be held at the Oak Grove school house. Both meetings will open at 7:30 o'clock. Next Saturday a meeting will be held at Mclsaac's Hall, Parkdale, for the benefit of the Upper Valley grow ers. This will also start at 7:30. Representatives of the new organi zation will be present at all of these meetings and will be ready to explain all details to the growers personally. The signatures to the contracts will be secured with Xhe understanding that crop estimates can be furnished later. FOR MRS. HAYWARD AND MRS. EVANS The ladies of the Christian church gave at the home of Mrs. Fred Howe on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 6 a farewell reception in honor of Mrs. Hay ward and Mrs. N. C. Evans who are going from the city. A large gathering of the church Iadlo8 and friends were present. Re freshments were served and a happy time was enjoyed by all present. These two women go from our mid st with the good wishes of all. While we regret giving them up we know other communities will be blessed by our loss. DRAMATIC-MUSICAL RECITAL An enjoyable evening can be spent Friday with Mrs. Basil Young, reader, Mrs. P. 8. Davidson and Miss Beth Kdglngton, soloists, Mrs. S. U. Ox borrow, pipe organist, Dr.H.M. Sharp, violinist), Thomas Hill, rornetlsts, at the Anbury Methodist Epscopal church. The program will commence at 8 o'clock. Head the News. It tells It all. PAVING WILL BE' STARTEOTHIS WEEK It is expected that the paving will be started this week and that some of the Hassam pavement which is to cover the business district of town will be laid before the end of the week. Last week the curbs were re paired and deepened on Second street in readiness for the grading and pav ing. The company will bring its crew here from Portland this week and the work will bo rushed. The contract calls for completion of all the pavement before the middle of next month. Work on the water system is pro gressing. The main pipe line, which is to tap Tucker's Spring, has already been laid about a mile and a half south of the city, while the main lead from the reservoir on the Heights to the downtown section is also being completed. USING JOURNAL TO FIGHT DISTRIBUTORS Considerable comment, not alto gether favorable, has been occasioned by the repeated attacks being made by the Oregon Journal through the med ium of its market page upon the move ment for consolidation of Northwest fruit districts. These attacks, coup led with very palpable misrepresenta Hons, have been directed openly to wards the North Pacific Distributors and also, but less directly, against the consolidation of local shipping in terests. By what interests the attacks are prompted is not altogether a mystery. Hyman H. Cohen, who is market edi tor for the Journal is also edi tor of the new publication "The Fruit and Produce Distributor." It is commonly understood that the lat ter publication is closely allied in Us Interests with the Northwestern Fruit Exchange, which some months ago made an ineffectual attempt to gather the fruit districts of the Northwest un der Its maternal wings. Falling in this, they have since lost no oppor tunity to antagonize similar efforts on the part of the growers themselves. Hood River has not yet definitely allied herself with the North Pacific Distributors, but sentiment is strong ly in favor of some such co-operation between Northwest fruit districts and the hostile attitude assumed by the Journal through its market columns doeB not commend itself to the great majority of Northwestern growers. HEN EARNS $94 IN 25 YEARS Pasadena.Cal Theodosla Roosevelt, so named because of her evident anta gonism toward race suicide, said to have been the oldest hen In America, died at the home of her owner, Mrs. Elizabeth Grinnell, of Pasadena, She was 25 years old. Theodosia numbered among ber friends many of the notables who have passed their winters In Pasadena In the last quarter of a century, among them Mrs. Russell Sage, who, on bei last visit to this city made three calls at the Grinnell home to pet Theodosla. The aged hen laid approximately 4500 eggs in her long and useful life, besides mothering many broods of In cubator hatched chickens. Statisticians figure that the eggs laid by Theodosla, at the average price of only 25 cents a dozen, were worth $93.75. The ac cepted cost of keeping hen In these parts Is $1 a year, making Theodosla's net earnings $68.75. At a capitalized value of $1.25, she has made 3000 per cent on her valuation for her owners. WOULD COMPEL DIVORCE "No Woman Should Spend Her Days With a Brute or a Sot." Chicago. Compulsory divorce laws, instead of laws to make divorce hard er to obtain, were advocated by Judge Gemill, who, In the court of domestic relations hears perhaps more tales of marital woe than any other judge in the land. "There are people, living together today who should be forced by law to separate," said Judge Gemill, "There are women suffering untold misery through a mistaken sense of the bind ing quality of the marriage tie. God never meant that a woman should spend all her days with a brute, or a sot." President Wilson has attended four of the five games of baseball played at Washington since the season began. Wilson also has his troubles. OREGON NEWS NOTES OF GENERAL INTEREST Events Occurring Throughout the State During the Past Week. Ralph Henry Is Free Salem. Ralph Henry, who was ac quitted of the charge of murdering George Dodd In Linn county on the plea of Insanity, and a few weeks ago was committed to the state insane asylum, has been discharged from that Institution. "We kept Hnery under close obser vation for a full month, and could not detect the least trace of Insanity," said Dr. R. E. L. Steiner, superin tendent of the asylum. "He was not Insane when he was brought here, and he was rot insane when he left. Neither do I believe he was insane when he committed the crime. This opinion Is held by all the members of our staff." MOTHER POISONS CHILDREN Father Returning Home Finds Family In Throes. Portland. In a moment of emotion al Insanity Mrs. Lillian Strang, 26, liv ing at 1489 Macrum street, administer ed bichloride of mercury to two of her three small children and herself and then shot herself and two of the child ren in the heads with a small rifle. Recoverlns her senses, probably at the shock of the bullet wound, she set about administering emetics to the children and was found at this occu pation by her husband, returning borne. In one room at the Good Samaritan hospital the woman, with a terrible wound in her brain and her condition further Imperiled by the corrosive poi son, lies surrounded by her moaning children, slowly sinking, but rational and languidly remorseful for her mad deed. Mrs. Bourne Is Given Divorce Portland. Affection for the two elderly sisters of her husband and the feeling that she owed the state of Oregon a duty on account of tha hon or of United States senator which had been conferred upon her hus band, was given by Mrs. Lillian Eliza beth Bourne as her reasons for not having sued Jonathan Bourne, Jr., while he was a member of the United States senate. Mrs. Bourne was granted a decree of divorce by Circuit Judge Gatens. Senator Bourne made no contest. Chamberlain Offers Land Law Change Washington. Senator Chamberlain has introduced bills as follows: To adjust claims of Serman county settlers; making lands withdrawn or classified us oil lands subject to en try under homestead or desert land laws; to make it easier to file on mineral lands. WEST AIT R Bn( T IGGZRS Finds Government Action Is Too Slow To Get Results Salem. Governor West is going af ter the bootleggers on the Indian res ervations in this state. He declared he was going to see they were cleaned out. In the past the question has been raised whether it was the duty of the federal government or the state to apprehend and prosecute persons guilty of selling liquor to Indians on their reservations. The responsibility has been shifted first on the shoulders of one and then the other, with the result that it is said bootlegging has thrived. The question as to who should be responsible was recently raised on the Siletz reservation. The governor look ed up the matter and found the state should take just as active a hand as the government. Therefore he Is writ ing to district attorneys to get busy. The matter will also be taken up with the federal authorities so fhere may be cooperation. 8. P. Must Again Raise Fill Chemawo. For many years the Southern Pacific company experienced difficulty in crossing Lake Lnblsh, us ing a trestle which was a menace, one wreck occurring a number of years ago and some lives being lost. Some few years ago the company removed the trestle work from the lake and made a partial fill of gravel, which has not yet solvid the difficulty. The lowist part of the fill In the lake will now be raised six feet. When the partial fill was made a few years ago the gravel used dropped from sight over one niUit, which caused the wa ter to rise on each side of the right of way. S. W. Arnold returned from a visit in Portland Monday. SIMMONS TELLS OF ALLEGED SWINDLE J. W. Simmons of Parkdale, State Deputy for the Mod m Woodmen of America, passed through Hood River Sunday enroute to Portland to wit ness the final chapter in what is al leged to be one of tl n most gigantic swindles in Insurance history of re cent years. It Is alleged that about a year ago a man giving the name of James C. LaFrance Jojied one of the Portland lodges of Modern Woodmen and a few days later was reported as lost while fishing on the Clacka mas River near Estacada. A search was made and a body, found on which were clothing, letters, papers. etc., identified as those of LaFrance, the face being decomposed beyond recognition. Fifteen thousand dollars of Insurance money was paid to the supposed "widow," $3000 being paid by the Modern Woodmen, $2000 by United Artisans and $10,000 by the Postal Life. Subsequent developments caused Mr. Simmons to believe that a fraud had been perpetrated so in January last he began an investigation that resulted In the arrests of both La- France and wife at Coquelle, Coos county, last Saturday. They were taken to Portland, in charge of officers and both parties will stand trial on the charge of con spiracy to defraud the respective In surance concerns. In their efforts to locate LaFrance the Modern Wood men followed his trail from Portland to Lake Charles, Louisiana, thence to Texas, thence to California and back to Coo8 County, CLARK COUNTY FAVORS BONDING Vancouver, Wash. The Pacific Highway bridge, spanning the Colum bia river between Vancouver and Port land, and joining Washington and Oregon, is an assured fact, if the senti ment expressed enthusiastically and vociferously at the gigantic mass meet ing held In the courthouse here is a criterion. ' - - With but one dissenting vote, resolu tions were adopted demanding that the county commissioners call a spe cial election to vote on the proposition to bond Clark county for $500,000, to build " Washington's share of the bridge, which will cost something like $1,300,000. This election will be held in July. The county courthouse was not large enough to hold all who wished to at tend, most of them being farmers, the city residents giving way to thera that they might learn more about the bridge. A. L. Miller, of Vancouver, a mem ber of the committee, gave a brief out line of what had been accomplished to date, and said that the approximate cost of the bridge would be about $1,300,000, and that he believed that the taxpayers in the county desired a toll bridge. He added that he was as sured by the people of Portland that if Clark county would raise $500,000, that Portland anil Multnomah county would put up enough more to build the bridge. JORDAN OPPOSES LAND LAW Stanford President Urges State to Confer With Federal Officials. Sacramento. Dr. David Starr Jor dan, president of Stanford University and a lender in the movement for In ternational peace, rime to Sacramento at the request of Secretary of State Bryan to confer with the visitor from Washington on t li pending alien land legislation. Dr. Jordan is opposed to a land law of any kind that would single out the people of any nation, and particularly the Japanese, witli whom he believes the United States should be on most friendly terms. As an alternative to a rigid land law barring those Ineligible to cltitenshlp, which. Dr. Jordan declares, would be unconstitutional, h suggests that if California has a real grievance It should provide for a commission to lay the matter before the state depart ment at Wnrh'"ifi--i f"d hiv tbo troversy settled by means of a new treaty. 3,500 GERMANS COMING The Oregon Stati' Bankers' Associ ation Is conferring with representa tives of German colonies who are looking for available tracts of land upon which to colonize 3.500 Gerumn farmers. Tructs in different parts of the stale are now being looked over with a view to purchase. Don't forget to dean up. NEWS FROM OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL Strong Pressure to be Brought to Bear on Senate by Protectionists Washington. Opponents of the Un derwood tariff bill are going to make their great fight in the senate. The manner in which the Democratic cau cus of the house has stood by the ways and means committee is. proof posi tive that any effort to secure changes during the consideration of the bill in the house will be futile. It appears that pressure will be brought upon the senate by means of petitions, letters, personal interviews with senators and probably many so called lobbyists will be employed by different Interests to work for a change In rates. But It is expected that the most important results will be reached by petitions and appeals from constituents of senators. Not only manufacturers, but worklngmen employed in different Industries, are expected to write to their senators urging changes in the interest of greater protection for the lines In which they are employed. Heavy artillery of the Republicans and Progressives was trained on the Wilson-Underwood tariff bill during the most extended open debate the measure has been given since its con sideration was begun. The discussion was chopped off short Monday when "general debate" closed and the bill taken up paragraph by paragraph. Republican Senators Decide Policy By unanimous vote the republican senate caucus agreed there should be no general reprisal on President Wil son for the democratic holdup of the Taft nominations in the last session of congress, but that republican oppo sition would be shown in the follow ing cases: In appointments to the consulaf ser vice or the minor diplomatic posts, such as secretaries of embassies or legations, where the merit ryatem re sorted to by ex-Presidents Roosevelt and Taft was not followed. Where vacancies are created by re movals from office which carry fixed tenure, unless made for cause, and particularly where removals are made from offices which require technical or special knowledge. Expert Arraigns Forest Service A scathing Indictment of the present day management of the forest service is contained in a memorandum filed with the secretary of agriculture by Daniel W. Adams, who, after five years as expert lumberman in the forestry bureau, voluntarily retires to engage in private business. Impracticability, bad business management, improvi dence, and an excess of bureaucratic methods are the general charges he makes. Mr. Adams gives names, cites Instances and ref rs to records to sub stantiate his chr-rges. Railroads Gain Point The commerce court upheld the In terstate commerce commission's or ders in the Shreveport, Tex., rate cases and in many respects sustained prin ciples which the railroads are asking the supreme court to adopt in the 45 state rate cases now awaiting decis ion. The powers of congress and the Interstate commerce commission to re move discrimination caused by a state railroad rates lower than interstate rates which have been held to be rea sonable. Value of Railroads to Be Fixed The interstate commerce commis sion announced that it has about com pleted the personnel of the board of engineers, who will place a physical value on all railroads. Tentative values, fixed by the board, will be submitted to the railroads, the department of justice and the gover nors of states wherein the properties are located. If no protest Is filed with in 30 days the value becomes final. Where protests are filed, the inter state commerce commission will make public investigations. National Capital Brevities Important improvements and exten sions are to be made In the postal hank system, according to an an nouncement made by the postmaster g nrral. Former Governor George Curry of New Mexico, Is reported to have been selected by President Wilson as the first member of the new Philippine commission. Senator Jones of Washington has Introduced in congress a bill for the direct election of United States sena tors in the same manner as represen tatives are elected. It Is intended as a temporary measure to tide over until the states themselves enact di rect election laws. Cleanup Week! Let's make It a Spotlesg Town. LOCAL TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE Martin Hedman to II. H. Fewell lot 5, block 3, Idlewildo. George Sharp to J. W. Wright, 15 acres at Trout Cretk, $1500. John A. Davidson to II. K. Noble, lots 6 and 7, block 32, Hood River Proper, $450. Frank R, Howard to Ruth N. C. Howard, his wife, lot 7, block 2, Wln- an's Addition. Clara I. Darr and Margaret N. Quig ley to Charles I. Thomas. N. C. Evans to S. D. Stoufer, lots 6, 7, 8, and 9 and east half of lot 12, block 2, Waucoma Park. Jameg M. Chitty to C. H. Kravle, six acres at Viento, $400. Baltimore Orchard Company to Hydro Electric Company all reparian rights on 80 acres at Summit Martin Hedman to R. C. Fewell, lot 5, block 3, Idlewilde. LOCAL MASONS ARE TREATED ROYALLY Twenty-five members of Hood River Lodge, No. 105, A. F. & A. M., went to Portland Saturday afternoon and were royally entertained by Washing ton Lodge of that city. The local Masons were met at the station in Portland and taken In auto mobiles to the Imperial Hotel, w.here a seven-course banquet was served. They were then taken across the new Broadway bridge to the lodge rooms where work was put on. This was followed by another banquet, after which toasts were responded to and musical numbers enjoyed. There were 250 present at the banquet in the ev ening. Those who went from here were as follows: A. D. Moe, George R. Wil bur, George R. Castner, E. C. Smith, Charles Castner, A. C. Buck, F. H. Blagg, J. O. McLaughlin, Harold Her shner, J. W. Perigo, Frank Chandler, E. O. Hall, Kent Shoemaker, C. H. Stranahan, George Stranahan, W. L. Clarke, Webster Kent, Frank Ginger, Ralph Savage, Hubbard Taylor, O. H. Rhoades, A. A. Jayne, O. A. Adams, Mr. Dubois, E. T. Donaldson, P. D. Schreuder. Brief News of the Week By order of the secretary of war, the 35 saloons In the Panam canal zone will be closed during the coming fiscal year. When the Montenegrin victors enter ed Scutari they were surrounded by half-starved men and women clamor ing for food. The territorial legislature at Hono lulu adopted a report tabling the reso lution of protest against California's proposed alien law. The directors of the Panama-Pacific international exposition have lined up with the opposition against the pass age of the anti-alien land bill In Cali fornia. Eight California senators are urging the adoption of their constitutional amendment to abolish the present sen ate and assembly in that state and to substitute a single law-making body of 40 members. A youth of 18 and a girl of 19 climb ed to the clock gallery in the tower of the Notre Dame cathedral at Antwerp arm in arm, and leaped to the ground from a height of ISO feet. Every bone In their bodies was broken. The 675 employes of the Internation al Harvester company, who walked out of the twine mills March 21 at Auburn, N. Y., have since rejected every proposition made to them to return to work. Further effort to bring about to a settlement has been abandoned by the board of mediation.. By a vote of 41 to 12. the assembly of the California legislature turned down a resolution to Invite the gov ernors of Oregon. Washington, Nevad.i ! ,j and Arizona to come to Sacramento to confer with the lawmakers and Sec retary of State William J. Bryan oa the question of anti-alien land Ucis latum At the meeting of the American Society of International Law, held at Washington, most of the speakers agreed with Richard Olney, ex-secretary of state, who held that this coun try was entirely within Its rights, as . V . t - 1 . Ill'- owner in me I annum eauai, iu . make w hatever rules regarding tne canal it desired. . Archie Keir recently purchased a; of 'he I'pp.-.r Valley will preach at Ford touring car from Messrs. How ej Pine (Irovo Sunday morning and at & Ingalis. the local agents, and trout Odell at S In the evening. Mr. Car in the local streams may now h ex- son will take Mr. Van Nuy' place In pected to increase and multiply, Mr.1 K"lr having deserted the fishing rod for thn t"erlng wheel. Winter lingers In 'fc lap of Spring. FRUIT PROSPECTS THIS YEAR GOOD BLOSSOMS ARE COMING OUT AND PROSPECTS ARE FOR CROP EQUAL TO LAST YEAR'S BERRY OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT Plants Throughout the Valley Art Now Blossoming Heavily, but Season Is Somewhat Lata Throughout the valley the fruit trees are bursting into bloom and In-. dications point to a crop which will be as large and possibly somewhat larger than last year when about 800, 000 boxes were produced. During the past few days the buds have swollen and there Is no mistak ing the bloom from the leaves. Num bers of farmers have been interview by the fruit associations and their re ports are encouraging. The bloom la not as heavy as the valley has seen but it is about equal to that of a year ago. The season is somewhat later than last year on account of the continued cool weather. The Spitzenberg crop was not large last year, comparatively speaking, and indications are that the crop of this variety will be larger this year than last. The Newtown crop was fairly heavy last season and the bloom this spring would indicate that the yield of this variety w ill hardly be so great as last year. The shippers are rather con gratulating themselves upon the fact that the heavy crop of Ben Davis apples last year lg to be f ollowed by a smaller yield this season. This var iety comes into competition with the same variety as produced in the East and it la difficult to market it for good prices. The earlier varieties of apples are already in bloom and the prospect for a good crop of Jonathans is bright The late blossoming season this year relieves all fear of Injury by frost Many of the ranchers.however, have been delayed in their spring cultiva tion and are now on the jump getting the surface soil pulverized In order to conserve the moisture before the warm weather arrives. Strawberries, like apples, axe a cou ple of weeks later in blooming this year than last but throughout the lower valley the pacches are now white with blossoms. There Is re ported to be a uniformly heavy bloom in all sections of the valley. Last year the berry season started about the middle of May, but it Is expected that the first of the crop will not mature much before the last of the month this season. SOCIAL HYGIENE MEETINGTHURSDAY A public conference of physicians. educators and others, especially fath- wlll be held at the Commercial Club next Tuesday evening. May 6, under the auspices of the Oregon So cial Hygeine Society. A local branch of the society has been organized and this is the first of a series of confer-, ences. This one is for men only. It is expected that Dr. Calvin S. White, Secretary of the State Board of Health and president of the society, will be present and speak on social diseases and marriage. Leslie Butler w ill act as chairman and the program will srart promptly at 8 o'clock. It will be as follows: "The prevalency and general seri ousness of social diseases and their effect upon the Individual." Dr. Mal leoli! Brouson: 'Present conditions I among boys and girls" J. W. Crites; Ten minutes open discussion; "The ;'oi:r sex lies" -Dr. E. D. Kanaga; "My jpiuion regarding the cause" Rev E. I V Harris and A. L: Crocker: open sieu on "What are we going to do about the whole matter?" led by Rev. J. G. Tate. ADDITIONAL ODELL NOTES The membership contest carried on by the Ferguson Bible Class had a nt i k-to-neck finish. The Reds won over the Blues by the score of 1147 to 1121. Arc-hl" Moss captained the ii-f lra :tinl .'.myrvn Oiril.tn Tltit..u IS SUV ........ vaii'iuNhed are to tender the Reds a h.m jueL In the near future. Rev. Van Nnyg of the 1'nlted church Cpper Valley church Who h. tter than-tli) silver-tongued or-.i'r fniihl convince th Calif om nium of ibt! error of thi Ir way?