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THE' HOOD RIVER N
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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 24
HOOD RIVER, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1913
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YE AR
Uniform Grading Rales
Adopted by Distributors
II. F. Davidson, president, Wllmer
Slog, salosinunngcr, and Sam (J. Camp
bi-ll, chief inspector for Hood River,
uttendod th meeting of the North
Pacific Distributors held at Spokane
Saturday, tin session continuing
through Sunday. Tin; principal busi
ness brought, before this meeting was
that of adopting uniform grading and
packing rules for the Northwest. This
was successfully accomplished und
the rules will be published ub soon
an they can be drawn Into the prop
er form mid printed.
The Distributors' general counsel
was directed to prepare contracts be
tween the local organizations and
sub-centrals In the different districts
and also between car lot shippers and
the main olliccs in districts where no
Htibceiitral or local organization ex
ists as yet.
R. A. 1'arham, Kales manager of
the Yakima association, has resigned
und has moved to Spokane to be
come saleB manager at the local
ollice. II. K. Smith, manager of the
Payette association, also lias resign
ed and becomes sales manager In
charge of the Idaho division. J. T.
Koiian has resigned bis position as
traffic manager and claims ug'tit of
the Yakima association and hits iiiov
ed to Spokne to accept similar po
sitions witli the central ag-ncy.
Trustee Determine Tenure
One of the first acts of the trustees
after Frank K. Sickles, formerly sec
retary of the Yakima association, had
been accepted as the Yakima sub
central trustee to succeed J. 11. Rob
bins, who was disqualified when he
became general manager, was to
draw lots to determine the tenure of
office of each, as the constitution pro
vides three-year, two-year and one
year terms. The drawing resulted as
For three years II. F. Davidson,
Hood River, and Harry Huber, Walla
For two years W. M. Sackett of
Mamllton, Mont., and W. N. Yost of
For one year F. E. Sickols, ,North
Yakima, and II. C. Sampson, Spokane
In an interview II. F. Davidson, out
lined the results of the deliberations
Routine Work First
"Saturday was largely spent in rou
tine work by the trustees In confer
ence with a commltt f li of the
best experts in the fourNorthwestern
states on the matter of a standard
grade and pack.
"This Is the first, attempt to stand
mnnded. ardle the grade and pack of the
four Northwestern states, and the
work is necessarily proceeding with
great deliberation and care in order
to give every section Its proper con
sideration. The necessity of a uni
form standard of grade and pack for
the four Northwestern states has
been unanimously recognized by ev
ery district and has long been de
Hold Executive Setsion
"The trustee,, went Into executive
s 'sslon and after drawing lots to
IN DYNAMITE TRIAL
Boston. After deliberating over
night the Jury acquitted President Wil
liam M. Wood, of the American Wool
en compnny, of the charge of conspir
acy to Injure the textile striker t
I,awrence by "planting" dynamite. A
disagreement In the caso of Frederick
K. Atteaux was reported. Dennis J.
Collins, who turned state's evidence,
wiib found guilty on two counts and
not guilty on the other four counts of
Immediately when the verdict was
announced, Attorney Henry F. Hurl
burt, counsel for Wood, asked the
court to direct an Investigation of the
publlnhed statement that an attempt
had boon made to Influence Morris
Bhumnn, one of the Jurors. Ik-fore
the court made Its charge, Shuman
was quest Inned by Judge John C.
Crosby, District Attorney Pelletler
and counsel for the defense regarding
a statement which he was said to
hare made recently to the district at
torney. Wlltner Sleg remained In Spokane
several days In conference with other
salesmen of the North Pacific Dis
tributors, who are Inaugural ing an ex
tensive cnmpaigti for markets. Mr.
Sleg was expected back last evening.
Mrs. t T. Robert,, went to Port
laud yesterday to spend a portion of
determine the tenure of office placed
all the officers under bond, ranging
i ruin $."oiH to $25,000, or $130, 00 In
a'.l. Not only officials who handle
bond, but all the olliocra who have
positions of responsibility and trust,
To fur. her the work of organizing
the other districts In order to give
the board Its full complement of nine
trustees and to Increase the tonnage
of the central agency, Mr. Davidson
announced the following committees:
"Mr. Sampson will go to Moscow
and hold a meeting of the growers
Saturday morning, June 14, at 11:30
o'clock to organize a sub-central. At
the request of growers In those coun
ties, Latah county, Idaho, and Whit
man county, Wash., have been trans
ferred to the Lewiston-Clarkston dis
trict and the growers will meet at
To Visit Western Oregon
"At the request of growers In West
ern Oregon I will visit that section
and organize a sub-central as origin
ally Intended. Mr. Yost will go to
Eas'ern Oregon and further the aims
of the organization in the Grande
Ronde Valley in the Walla Walla dis
trict. Mr. Sackett will organize the
Kallspell country, which will be a
part of the Montana Bub-central and
will produce 250 cars of fruit.
"Requests are received daily, con
tinued Mr. Davidson, "from territories
that are not now affiliated with any
sub-central, asking to have their crop
handled through the central Belling
agency. RequestB are also coming
from the various unorganized districts
for consideration and they ask how
their Individual tonnage can be made
available to the central organization
We are considering this matter at
the present time.
Sales Managers Specialists
"Our present sales managers are
each specialists In their own lines.
The potato problem has been tailed
to our attention, which may mean the
marketing of 4000 carloads -of that
commodity in addition to fruit. The
representatives of the potato districts
have been instructed to take the mat
ter up and report back and if the in
vestigation warrants it a special po
tato department will be organized with
an experienced potato salesman at the
head. If It is added, it will be car
ried out so as not to interfere with
the handling of our fruit product
"Our special business will be the
lianilling of fruit of every kind. We
have started too late to handle this
year's crop of strawberries, but will
begin with cherries and handle all
carload lots. The Biib-centrals will
take care of lesH than carload lots.
Largest Shippers in America
"To be specific, we will handle in
th( order of their seasons, cherries,
peaches, cantaloupes, watermelons.
plums, prunes pears and apples. Our
total tonnage, already conrtacted. is
between ('too and 10.000 carloads and
more Is anticipated, so that, if we
take potatoes, our total tonnage will
be between 12.1)00 and 15.000 carloads
This makes us easily the largest de
ciduous fruit shippers in America."
Reviewing the various movements
that have led up to the present or
ganization, and expressing his own
confidence in lts ultimate success, Mr.
"This matter has been under con
sideration since the fifth national ap
ple show, which was really the result
of two years' previous agitation. Af
ter many yenrs' experience as a grow
er and individual shipper, I am en
tirely sallsfied with the pla.l d i,
has been worked out.
"We ar( absolutely convinced that
the plan is far beyond the experiment
al stage and the fart that so many of
our ollicers have resigned positions to
which they were reelected thin year
is convincing proof of their faith. The
central selling plan Is an assured suc
cess, and the more business we can
control the greater the success of the
North Pacific Fruit Distributors."
Many Prominent Grower
Those In attendance at the confer
F. K. Sickles of North Yakima, II. F.
Tusslng of Fruitlands, Idaho; J. K.
Trimble and W. It. Harris of Garfield.
S. J. Campbell of Hood River; C. 1..
Harder of Twin Falls. Idaho; A. C.
Denny, A. L. Kdwards and II. G.
RarneB of Milton, Ore.l G. W. I-attlg
of Payette, Idnho; N. W. Van Clove
of Pullman; II. F. Davidson and Wil
mer Sieg of Hood River; J. II. Rob
bins, 11. A. Parham, II. C. Sampson of
Spokane; II. K. Smith of Payette, Ida
ho; W. N. Yost of Meridian, Idaho; N.
('. Richards of North Yakima. Harry
Huber of Milton, Ore.; C. I,. I.ng
well and W. M. Sackett of Hamilton.
The following resolution was pass
ed at a meeting of the Hood River
Ilusiuess Men's League on June 3rd:
"Whereas the Hood River Horticul
tural Chautauqua has Bet aside the
days from July 21 to July 27 Inclusive
for the holding of their annual meet
ing; therefore be it resolved that it Is
the sense of the Business Men's
League of Hood River that during all
or tart of that time its members
should brush aside the cares of busi
ness and devote themselves to the
pleasant task of promoting such ac
quaintanceship as will make for the
better citizen, the more prosperous
community and the greater Hood Riv
er; and the 'members present pledge
themselves and call upon those not
attending our monthly meeting to de
vote at least one whole day during
the Chautauqua to the fulfilling of a
duty we owe to our neighbors and
ourselves the duty of knowing an
other." ELKS ARE WORSTED
IN ERRORLESS GAME
In a closely-contested game the
Hood River baseball team won from
the hiks Sunday by The score of 6-5,
The heaviest hitter on the field prov
ed to be the F.Iks mascot In the shape
of Frank Parker's colt, which was
stationed at first on the coaching line
and provoked much amusement by
aiming a well-directed pair of heels
at all members of the opposing team
who attempted to reach the initial
sack. It was not the mascot's fault
that the Hood River team succeeded
in bringing in one more run thun the
The hikg made the first run of the
game In the first inning and Hood Riv
er followed with three runs in the se
cond and two in the third, making the
score 5 to 1 in favor of the apple pick
ers. The Elks tied the score with
tour runs in the eighth. It looked like
the game would go over nine innings
until the last of the ninth when Hood
River scored on a pasg ball with one
On Monday Circuit Judge Bradshaw
granted to Attorney S. W. Stark a
mandamus compelling County Clerk
Hanson to file with the secretary of
state the referendum petition calling
for a special election on the bill rais
ing the salaries of county officials.
Mr. Hanson had refused to file the
bill on the ground that it was Irreg
ular and lacking in essential points
required by the law. He took this
action upon the advice of District At
torney W. A. Hell. The mandamus
directs that he shall either file the
petition or else appear before Judge
Itrudshaw on Wednesdav, the 18th.
md show cause. This will bring the
case to a trial on Its mertis.
NEW YORK RECEIVES
New York. The first cargo of Ar
gentine beef ever brought to New
York was landed here and will be put
on sale in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The meat Is sent here by speculators
in London, where the American beef
trust Is trying, it Is said, to squeeze
out the independent dealer In South
The Armour Swift group of Ameri
can packers is engaged In an effort to
control the cattle and sheep slaughter
and export business of Argentine and
Uruguay, and the latest step In the
fight Is to cut the Independent Argen
tine and I'ruguay fresh meat from the
English market. The Armour-Swift
combine has lowered the price of
South American meat In London and
Liverpool to a point where the specu
lators there are "taking a chaace" at
the American market, finding that
they can bring the meat from South
America to Kngllsh port and then
ship It back across the Atlantic to
New York and sell If here In competi
tion w ith American grown beef from
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Fritz have come
from Elgin, Iowa, to spend the sum
mer with her son, F. S. Smith. With
Mrs. Smith, they are spending n few
davs at Hie Rose Festival.
The month of .lone certainly takes
the (strawberry short) cake.
KEEP THE SCENERY
In bis monthly bulletin Secretary
Scott of the Commercial Club calls last week the board of viewers ap
atteiitiouto the need of k "ping Hood pointed to examine the proposed road
Riv r's scenery bright, clean and free comprising a portion of the Columbla-
from all that might prove rnensive to
the visitor and prospecti
He sayB ' part: j
"Its hot, of course, la
growing weather, and th
gardens, more chickens, ria.re cows In
Hood River than ever before, and if
the activity keeps up, tin -re will be
fewer tin cans thrown down the Kast
Side Grade this year than for-some
time. Speaking of desecrating that
drive in that way everybody who
has a visitor takes them out over
that road to see the scenery.
"The scenery should be kept clean
anl instead of that the Kast Side
Grade looks like the back yards of
a Pittsburg steel suburb.
"This office Is asked every day if
there are many 'buyers' coming In.
The answer is, 'there are not.' And
it will be good for thos" who are
thinking most of buyers coming in,
to put it down in their little red
memo book, that there 1 nothing on
earth that attracts and makes buy
ers as much as clean streets, well
kept lawns and homes, good roads,
shade trees along the roads and
streets, flowers in bloom, little bunch
es of nature here and there, an 1 a lot
of happily minded people attending
to their work. The Lord loveth a
cheerful worker. All others he chas-
teneth. That's about all 'here is to
"The average buyer It looking for
just such things just as Much as he
is for apple orchards paiug 20 per
cent per year, and son'etiaie forty.
. OF JEAL ESTATE
V. D. Havens to Elizabeth L. Hav
ens, lot 23, block 5, Rlverview Park
M. H. Craft to N. P. Craft, 10 acreB
in Middle Valley.
Rurn Joneg to E. E. Ferguson, 5
acres In Barrett district
C. A. Tucker to Alexander B.Bronke,
. acres at Willow Flat, $3400.
Portland Trust Company to R. E.
Youmans. 20 acres at Pine Grove.
Simeon M. Dennison to Adney X.
Dennison, undivided half of 21-acre
tract at Pine Grove.
Nellie H. Taylor to Fred H. Tay
lor, her husband, five ncres south of
1'nited States to Melissa E. Hill.
homestead near Cascade Locks.
r a . v.. .
William M. Wood, president of the
American Woolen company, who was
acquitted of the charge of placinj dy
namite to injure strikers.
Herman O. Kresse and Ml.is l.ea'i
L. Prawn are to be married todav at
the hoiu' of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. II. S. Prawn, at Youcalla.
Oregon. It will be a quiet wedding,
only the immediate friendg and rela
tives having been invited. Mr. ami
Mrs. Kresse expect to spend the re
mainder of the week In Portland
They will be at home to their friends
after July 15 at the .1. W. Crltes home
on upper State street, which they have
rent d for the rest of the summer. Mr
Kresse Is proprietor of the Kresse
Drug Company and one of the suc
cessful young business men of the
city. Miss Drawn lias been a resi
dent of Hood River for about three
years. She secured her training as
a nurse in the local hospital nnd has
since pursued that vocation. Roth
have a host of friends who will wish
I them an abundance of happiness.
HIGHWAY BE BUILT
At the meeting of the County Court
River Road in this county submitted
a favorable report. The memberg of
the board were Murray Kay, county
surveyor, C. K. Marshal, county road
master, and W. L. Clarke.
The board recommended that nomi
nal damages be awarded the persons
through whose property the road will
pass. These are the O.-W. R. & N., E.
L. Thomas, H. H. Wells, Charles Grey,
Nicholas Stokoe, Jesse Mohr, the
French estate, Philip U. Weyren, J. E.
lianuon and O. R. Hartwig estate and
Xels Nelson. These nominal damages
were placed at $1. The report con
tinues: "We find the route to be a practi
cal one with no railroad crossings or
interferences with operation of trains
on the O.-W. R. & X. or laying of
double track by said company and
that it follow8 the general direction
of the old State Road.
"The beginning and termination of
said road and the termination of each
mile and intermediate points have
been marked in the manner provided
by law as will more fully appear by
the certified return of the said sur
veyor, which is hereunto attached and
made a part of this report.
"In our opinion the road should be
established for the following reasons:
"It Is necessary as being the only
means by which the petitioners can
reach the county seat of this county
by private conveyance.
"It will be of great public utility
and benefit and necessary for the
economical development of the coun
ty and Is a continuation of the propos
ed road between Portland and Hood
"We approve of the road and rec
ommend that it should be made a
public county road, the width to be
fiO feet as prayed for in said petition."
The road la located in road dis
tricts Xos. One and Two of this coun
ty. The report of the board of view
ers passed its second reading at the
meeting of the county court last week
but further action was dfeerred until
the court receives a copy of the con
tract which the County of Multnomah
is to enter Into with the railroad in
regard to that portion of the river
road which will lie in that county.
Conditions remain very satisfactory
with the strawberry crop here as well
as in the markets. The crop Is ex
cellent in condition and the demand
remains strong at good prices.
No damage has been done by rains
or warm weather and the slightly
cooler weather of the past few days
will serve to somewhat check the
heavy output. From four to five car
loads a day were shipped by the Ap
ple Growers' Association last week
and Mr. Huxley reports that the de
mand exceeded the supply. So fine
is the quality that buyers have been
well pleased and have increased their
The crop is coming up to the ex
pectations for a heavy yield and the
sizes have been good from the start.
There have been no cancellations this
year on account of quality and the
new grading rules have had a very
good effect iti stimulating the de
mand. The two grades this year are
the extra fancy and standard, while
all berries smaller than a five-cent
piece in diameter are ruled out. A
strict inspection is in force both in
the field and at the warehouse bo
Prices so far have been exception
ally good for the number of carloads
shipped and with the widening out
let this week it is prboable that no
reduction in the present price will
have to lie made until crops from
other section come into competition
with the local output.
Next Sunday is the last before the
State Convention at Turner iuid
every nietnlu r is urged to be present,
both morning and evening. Help to
make a good report.
Sunday School at !:4.1 prompt,
preaching and communion following.
Special sen ice. all are Invited. Y. P.
S. . I., at , p. in. Attendance fell'
olT a little last Sunday. Don't let it I
happen again.. Come. Preaching at
S p. ui. Miss Walton will sing audi
we luiist all be there. You will re
ceive the glad hand.
A bumper strawberry crop!
Delightful Features Are
Planned for Chautauqua
Those who desire to attend the
second annual Horticultural Chauta
qua this season will do well to make
their reservations as early as possible,
The indications point to four times
the attendance of last year and it
will simply be a case of "first come
first served" as long as the accommo
dations hold our. Applications that
are already being received from Port
land people indicate tliat their be a
large delegation from that city.
The following is a complete list of
officers and committees finally se
lected to handle the Chautauqua this
season: President, Leslie Butler;
treasurer, V. C. Brock; secretary, R.E.
Scott; general manager, C. X. Ravlln.
Executive Committee: P. S. David
son, C. D. Thompson, John Golds
bury, Mark Cameron, Leslie Butler,
R. E. Scott.
Finance Committee: E. O. Blanch
ar, chairman, Carl H. Vaughan, I.
Ward Cornell, P. S. J)avldson.
Grounds Committee: C. K. Marsh
all, chairman, Leslie Butler, George I.
Program Committee: C. N. Ravlin,
chairman, J. Adrian Epping, W. E.
King, A. W. Peters, Charles I. Moody,
APPLE REPORTS ARE
GIVEN IN BRIEF
Apples in the upper portion of the
Walla Walla Valley will run about 40
per cent of last year's crop or about
50 per cent of normal, according to
J. D. Taggard of Waltsburg and Dr.
C. F. Schiltz of the Pomona Orchard.
So far this Beason no damage has
been done by frost, the crop being
light as this Is the "off" year. In
those section of the orchards where
production was light last season there
is much young fruit.,
At Wenatchee Indications now are
the frosts caused but little injury In
that vicinity. While some of the
fruit was injured, it is the opinion that
about what would have to be disposed
of in thinning will cover the loss. This
being the case, enough fruit will be
left to make a good crop. Walla Wal
la reports but little damage to any
thing but berries. Latah, Spokane
county, reports about one-half of the
peaches, cherries and prunes b'ight-
ed by the frosts.
The apple crop in the Ropus River
Valley will not be as heavy as last
year, but owing to the Increased ac
reage coming into bearing the out
put will be about the same. The New
town which bore so heavy last year
w ill not have more than !0 per cent of
last year's yield. A. C. Randall pres
ident and general manager of the
Rogue River Fmit Growers' Associa
tion, stated that he estimated this
year's crop of fruit for the valley at
S50 to 1.000 cars.
The apple crop around Grants Pass
will .be less than 60 per cent of last
year's yield, according to J. F. Burke,
county fruit, inspector. Winesaps.
Jonathans and Ren Davis will be a
full crop, while Newtown and Spitz,
which represent the largest acreage,
will only run ab'nut one-half crop.
The prospects for a peach crop will
be about 75 per cent; pears about 75
per cent of a normal crop.
Notwithstanding the bumper crops
of apples and peaches in Western
New York hint year, the outlook is for
good yiiKls of those fruits again this
fall. While it is not expected that
the total output of Baldwin apples
and KIbertu peaches will equal the
previous season s big production, the
general opinion of growers around
Rochester is tlir.t the total crops will
compare favorably with the preceding
Leo Whorlow- w:is sent to the Ore
gon State Training School yesterday
by .luveniie Judge Castiier.
The river n ached its highest point
the last of the week and lias siii.i
been gradually falling, having gone
down nearlv a foot.
No campaign literature will be com
plete in the future without a well
authenticated picture of the candi
date drinking grape juice.
First of Militant Martyr I Dead.
London.- lini'y Wilding Davison,
first martyr to the militant efforts of
women to obtain the suffrage, died at
the Fpsom hospital as the result of a
fracture of the skull sustained In an
attempt to s'ep the kind's horse, An
mer. duriiiK the runniug of the derby.
All roads lead to Portland this week
Dig doings on the Fourth.
C. D. Thompson, Ralph Root.
Commissary Committee: J.H. Hell
brouner, chairman, II. E. Conuaway,
Same Sit Is Secured
Arrangements were made last Sat
urday with G. D. Woodworth for an
Indefinite lease of the Lava Bed
grounds. A new road U being con
structed Into the grounds which will
eliminate the steep and narrow grade
found so objectionable last year.
Many other improvements are being
contemplated, including the piping of
water to various portions of the en
campment. The commissary this season will be
handled entirely by the association.
A well known Portland chef ha8 al
ius entire crew of assistants, which
is safe assurance that the eating prob
lem will be well taken care of.
It is the intention of the commis
sary committee to make a speciality
of securing fresh Hood River vege
ready been engaged together with
tables and fruit, and quantities of
rich Jersey milk and cream. A herd
of twenty Upper Valley Jerseys has
been secured for Chautauqua week.
and the entire output will be supplied
to the encampment.
Accommodations will be, supplied
this year for transient guests. Twen
ty-five tents, completely equipped
with beds and bedding, will constitute
the Chautauqua Hotel, where those
who may desire to go up for one or
more nights without going to the both
er of taking their own outfits, may be
taken care of.
Novel Features Arranged
The program for the week has
been almost completed. From pres
ent Indications there will be some
thing doing every minute of the time.
The mornings w ill be taken up with
pedestrian tours to various points of
interest under competent guides. An
itinerary of these trips will be posted
at headquarters at the opening of
the Chautauqua. From 11 to 12 each
morning a series of domestic Bclence
lectures will be given by O. A. C. ex
perts. In the afternoon from three to five
lectures on horticulture, good roads
and beautifying the home grounds will
occupy the attention of the encamp
ment. Friday afternoon,; the 25th,
will be turned over to the Manufactur
ers' Association of Oregon for the
exploitation of "Made In Oregon"
goods, upon which occasion a large
delegation of prominent manufactur
ers of Portland will spend the day
and night at the Chautauqua.
To Present the "Mikado"
No formal program will be given
on Monday night, a8 the visiting be
tween the various camps and gather
ing around the big camp fires will
constitute sufficient entertainment On
Tuesday night the Upper Valley play
ers w ill present their well known suc
cess, "A Box of Monkeys." Wednes
day night will be devoted entirely' to
a dance, with a fine orchestra, pro
grams and everything that goes to
make a real function of this nature.
Thursday night will be musical night:
Friday night will be vaudeville night,
while on Sa'urday night the climax
of the whole week will be reached
with a spl-ndid presentation of the
famous comic opera, "The Mikado,"
entirely with local talent under the
personal direction of J. Adrian Epping.
COLD SNAP HURTS
A cold snap which swept over the
Kas'ern states the first of the week,
extending from Missouri eastward and
from Chicago south to Georgia did
much damage to the fruit crop. Alarm
is felt in the Michigan fruit belt and
'he great fruit fields in Western New
York, ir Is r ported. Reports from
I.ow..r Michigan points indicate heavy
damage to truit crop in the last two
day. In tn.itiv sections the thermoui
e'er t i gist red H above Sunday night.
Missouri apple growers report that
the cold, wet wea'her had produced
deadly fungus growth on the trees anil
they fear it will also spread to the
grip.- vines. Some Idea of the inten
sity of the oid may be had from the
announcement tha' in several citet
baseball g.imis hav. been cam ce 011
account of cold, and lliis In the month
Fronts were reported al-o from
'!' hern New Kng'.ini. !' him v Iv-inin,
4liio. Michig.vi und Wisconsin.. It
w is the roide.-t June d.iy since th
f.imoii- cold nai of 1 io7. when the
temper. iMiro suddenly dropped to II
Strawhery growers urn happy.