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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1906)
Shoes, $hoes, Shoes ! 8
is OUR motto
w Where all is
There are three questions the successful clothier
must be able to answer with
1st. Have you a stylish and up-to-date line (
of goods? J I
2nd. Can you compete with your competitor in
quality and priceP I
3rd. Have you the largest line of clothing in I
We can answer them ALL with "Vp
Come in and see " MlJ
SEE OUR WINDOWS'
We carry them in all shapes, styles, sizes and
widths, from size 0 for a baby to size 13 for a man
ejvQ9 Ypc ? And remember that our
CaHo il Co assortment of over forty
dozen spring and summer styles have just arrived
"Watcli. "dr "bargfaiiEL ccfCLntor"
K' A. 'CRAM ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE
. BRIEF LOCAL MATTERS.
Money to loan. . II. Hartwig.
Mr. Bartmess is on a cash basis.
Do you use Naptha soap? 5c per bar
Fresh Olympia and Eastern oysters at
the Gem Candy Kitchen.
See that dandy line of Folders at the
Deitz Stuijio. s
All the latest styles Photos at the
Clarke is an Al doctor.' Bring all in
jured watches or jewelry to him for a
Patronize home industry by buying
ranch butter at McDonald's.
The Gem Candy Kitchen makes fresh
candy every day.
Pulverized Mocca and Java coffee a
Go to Mr. Onthank for abstracts and
notarial work, renting and collecting.
Pension papers exectiled and legal pa
pers carefully drawn. Money to loan
on first mortgages.
It is to your interest to refer to Mr.
Bartmess' ad under the new system.
Rubber lioots half soled while you
wait in 20 minutes. Guaranteed not to
leak. At Donran's Shoe shop. Oppo
site William's PharniHCj.
All kinds of timepieces at Clarke's.
Come and look at some of them.
Use Williams' anti-septic hair tonic
and keep off gray hairs.
Don't forget Alcorn's phone number
Shoes half soled while you wait in
20 11111111(0?. All work first-class and
guaranteed. Ladies' sewed soles and
0. Sullivan's rubber heels a specialty.
Donovan's Shoe Shop, opposite Wil
Everything up-to-date at Alcorn's.
Father time baa left some good time
pieces at Clarke's. Begin the new year
with a clock that keeps perfect time.
Alcorn's meat market is now located
in the old Wood & Smith building.
Any family paying rent will do well
to look up'. Huxley's ad. in our "For
Step in and see Alcorn in bis new lo
cation. If you want always to look on the
bright side of life, come and let Clarke
fit your eyes to a pair of glasses. His
apparatus for testing eyes is of the best
and most complete.
Clarke will make it easy for you to
buy u diamond. Consult him about it.
Say, just try a roast put up by Alcorn.
Try our Cascade butter. Every roll
'guaranteed.. Alcorn's market.
Come to the DeiU Studio forfirat class
Photos. Don't put it off, but get your
photos now at the Deity. Studio.
Cranberries at McDonald's.
Maple Syrup and New York State
Buck Wheat at Jackson's.
He wise and get your Photos at the
FUKillTFl LLY BURNED.
Chiis. W. Moore, a machinist, of Ford
City, Pa., had his hand frightfully burn
ed in an electric furnace. He applied
Bucklen's Arnica Salve with the usual
result: "a quick and perfect cure."
Greatest healer on earth for burns,
minds, Soros Eczema and Piles. 2oc
atClias. N. Clarke, Druggist
This is to notify all whom it may con
cern that 1 have disposed of my inter
est in the Acorn Cream company stock,
all debts tieing assumed and all bills
collected by G. D. Eatinger.
I''. C. STOUT.
Notice 1o Stockholders.
Stockholders of the East Fork Irrigat
ing company take notice that their an-
nual meeling will he held on Saturday,
March 10th, at 1 o'clock; p. m. at in.
Evans' otlice, Hood Hiver, Ore. C, It.
Watch Clarke's watches go.
Golden Chvdder cream Cheem at.
Hunt can mix a bucket of Paint or
Calsomine for you any time.
Phone Jackson's for Creamed Salmon
Call on Hunt's Paint A. Wall Paner
Co. and get sample can of Chinamel.
Salt Mackeral and Eastern White
fish at Jackson's.
Save monev bv buvincr vour naints at
Hunt carries a line of paints.
"Are'nt thev fline" the nouular ver
dict of the Deitz Photos.
Just a little Kodol, after meals will
relieve that fullness belching, gas on
stomach, and all other symptoms of
indigestion. Kodol digests what you
eat, and enables the stomach and di
gestive organs to perforin their func
tions naturely. Sold by WHIams 1'liar-macy.
Mr. Bedbug "My dear, we will
have to leave this country. Mrs. Bed
bng "Ob, my; how you frighten me.
Whats the matter? Mr. Bedbug "So
many people are buying Burtmess'
Malleable Irou Beds and tbey'l never
A man who once had rough horny
hands made them soft and smooth
with Witch Hazel Salve, but he used
the genuine that benrii.g the name
E. C. Dewitt & Co. Chicago." lor
sores, boils, cuts, bruises, etc., il has no
epual, affords almost immediate relief
trora blind bleeding, Itching and pro
truding Piles. Sold by Williams Pharmacy.
There will be a meeting of the Demo
crats of Hood Rivea Valley at the City
nail, Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2.3U p. m.
I., h. morsk, uornmilteemaii.
Jos. A. Wilson is taking orders for a
carload of wooden water pipe. Order
at once if you want the benefit of the
A meeting will be held at the Mount
Hood hall, Saturday at 2 p. m. to
consider the question of telephone
service. Everybody is invite to attend.
Snow & Upson have installed in
their machine and blacksmith shop a
tire upsetter and welder. The ma
chine dispenses with the slow and
tiresome process of baud welding and
is a valuable adjunct to their bust.
For a long term of years, south half
of Block 8. Parkhnrst, and three aeres
east of Parkburst. W. J. Baker & Co.
Every Sunday afternoon near Regu-
ulator boat landing. Ten bird matches
50 cents. Everything furnished and
To Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Heisley in
this oity on Friday, February 10tb, a
Shelley Ships First Car of Freight
The first car of freight to lie shipped
over the Mount Hood railroad was
sent from Odell. It was shipped by
Roswell Shelley, the proprietor of the
Little White store, and consisted of
a car of oak cord wood. The ship
ment was consigned to parties in
Moro and was transferred at this
point to the O. R. & N.
Be Careful How Y.n Vole.
Hood River, Feb. 20, lOOC-Editor
Glaciei : Kindly allow me space for a
few wordi directed to the voters who
will soon be called upon to exercise
their rights as citizens of the great
state of Oregon.
Moral and political science baa as
vet been unable to devise an illurain-
ant powerful enough to dispel the
thickening vapors arising from the
minnmntinal morass ot modern poll
tics. Latterly, however, a beacon has
been erected by the people or magni-
tudeous dimensions, the light of which
has penetrated the insalubrious mist.
This salutiferous ray, heralding the
approach of brighter days in local and
national politics, has prosaically been
named the "Primary Law."
Admitedly the "law" with ita va
rious provisions is in its embryonic
state and, perhaps, ought to be con
sidered as only tentative, put all
things, important as well as unimport
ant, have a leginning, and by the
greatest of all laws, jevolutiou, can
reach perfection only by gradual de
It lies, however, even now to some
extent within the immediate power of
the voter (au it is unquestionably
within bis province todoso), to clear
out the political bog of the ferula
assafoetida, lymplocarpus foetldus
and kindled obnoxious creations
which are of no benefit to any one but
themselves and to a few individuals
of their own ilk. Reputable, disci im-
inatiug and humane physicians who
have not shed their human nature at
the dissection table are loth to apply
the knife to any animated being, yet
it sometimes happons that cases come
under their treatment which necessi
tates extieme treasures and the sur
geon's knife n ut,t bo employed.
Generally speaking. 1 am not an ad
vocate of the political knife, but, as
in the surgical so also In the politi
cal craft, contingencies sometimes
arise which will yield to no other
treatment. If, theiefoie, in the per
formance of our riguU as reputable,
discriminating and humane citizens
of this commonwealth we nnd our
selves confronted with the unpleasant
task of "knifing." Let uo moral
cowardice restrain us from doitg our
duty as it a giveu us to see it. Let
ub do the job thoroughly. Cut out
all the little fetter iug, tumorous pro
ductions which cluster upon the aims
of the body politic ; apply the canter
that the fetidness emanating theref i oin
may not any longer onend decent
Beware of the rr.agniloquous politi
cians, social parvenus and 1 una tea
corporation hirelings. All of them
have their own political darlings
whom thev will endeavor to boost for
their own scllsh ends.
Under tho stimulus of the primary
law tbe number of office-seeking in
dividual will be as numerous as
cImus upon the seashore, though, alas,
their silence will be far from crusta
cean. It is said that in numbers is
safety, but there is often also contus
ion. Study each candidate, take no
tice of tht numerous minor idiosyn
craoies of which bis character is made
up. Str. ws indicate the direction of
tbe wind. The arts of physiguomy
and phrenology will materially assist
vou in lavne bare nis original sins,
Don't say this is bosh, because a long
continued observance of these signs
com iuces me that they are not with
out certain merits.
Among tbe office seeking multitude
there are some good and honorable
men who seek tbe office for the honor
it confers upon them, and not for self
aggrandisement and pelf. Light your
lantern and look for tbe honest man
Don't look for brain and brilliancy or
for statesmanship not one in five
hundred possesses those qualifications
. ... . i , ...i ; .k.
rest of them below tbe standard, if
mediocre Is taken as a standard.
Study humanity and you will find
this statement true, but study deer,
and carefully. Do not make tbe com
mon mistake and think you see an in
telleotual sun when it is uotning but
ai oidiuary substanceless tramp aim
lessly wandering in space, flaunting
bis nebulous talk.
Again I say, light your lantern and
look for the office seeker who is in
dubirably honest. He needs both
your company and your vote your
company because be walketh tbe earth
in great albeit consolatory lonesome
ness, and your vote because his
chances of winning tbe race is as one
to twenty. '
Axel N. Rahm.
H. D. Langille of tbe firm of Lan
gilie & Rand, has been in Hood River
for several days on business.
Leslie Butler of tbe Butler Banking
company was called to Portland last
week for several days on business.
Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Nichol's mother,
who bas been visiting here for several
days, returned to her borne Thursday.
Miss Bowerman, of the H street
school, who bas been on the sick list
for some time is again able to attend
to her duties.
Crawford 4 Hill, tailors have opened
a shop on third street opposite J. L.
Henderson's office and will do a gen
eral tailoring business.
Miss Pool, who went to Tbe Dalles
last week to take the teachers exam
inations being held there, passed a
very satisfactory examination.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of Belling-
ham Waah ailirari 1 ft I Hi 11 1 Hll IIUU
" IT' J i'.V Mr. ni0'-' lhe tauk from rusting
and Mrs. u. U Smith.
sunflower J., W. and R. Woody.
Tbe former has decided to stay here,
and bis brothers will look around
with a view to locating.
A. 1. Masou made a trip to The
Dalles and return Tuesday to transact
some business at tbe county clerk's
W. L. Upson of the firm of Snow
& Upson is at St. Martins' springs,
where be is taking treatment for
S. Coleman, of Moscow, Idaho, ar
rived here yesterady and is looking
for a location with the intention of
residing here permanently.
S. F. Fonts, of tho firm of Fonts &
Derby, went to Portland Tuesday to
look after a court case for which he
is the attorney.
O. K. 4 N. painters are engaged in
painting the new water tank recently
erected here. It is being done to pre-
GET IN THE HABIT
OF TRADING AT
THF BIG STORE
WITH LITTLE PRICES
Whether you are or are not, you should be interested in
helping the -ood ladies of that church in the Benefit Sale at
our store on Saturday, February 24th. Just think wha4)
they have done for your town in keeping up the gymnasium
and reading room 1 Ask your boys and girls if they don't
appreciate it, and then resolve to help them by making as many purchases as
possible on that day. It won't cost you anything extra to do it, but on the
contrary you can save money by taking advantage of the extra special bar
gains we are offering for that day.
Specials in Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Men's, Women's and Children's Underwear, Undershirts,
Ladies' Waists, Bed Comforters, Rubbers, Glassware, Lamps, Laces and Embroideries, White and
Colored Summer Dress Goods, Outing Flannels, Lanterns, Garden Tools, and hundreds of useful
things that you need daily about your home.
A CHICKEN DINNER will be served by the ladies, in their own matchless way, that
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wi'l make villi feel Clad VOU Te a live. IWU 10 LAV. ana 3 ID I V. m. uun l un uii. ncmciiiuci mi uoj,
next SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th. -
Don't miss this.
BOOTH'S, the Big Store with the Little Price.
J. Adrian Epplng, the celebrated
vooolist of Portland, bas purchased
tbe Ualligan rauoh of John Leland
Henderson and will move onto tbe
We are In receipt of a communica
tion from O. Klepinger, of West Mil
ton, Ohio, saying that be is in Los
Angeles, uai., ana expects 10 De in
Hood River April 15th.
Mis. John Cowley, had bb her guest
several days last week her son, Harry
Mercer, who lives at wasco. Mr.
Mercer is in the livery business at
The family of A. M. Kelsay, who is
now at Myrtle Creek In the lumber
business; are preparing to leave town
and are packing up their household
C. T. Topper of Woithlngton, MIn
nesota, a friend of K. O. lilanchar, was
here visiting Mr. Blanobar Tuesday.
Mr. Tucker is in (he banking business
J. W. Wiedrick and family of Buff
alo. New York, trrlved here last Tues
day. Mr. Wiedrick owns several lots
at Winans City, on one of which be
will soon build a residence.
Through the courtesy of Booth and
Richmond the Young Ladies' Uuild
were allowed to give a dinner and
supper in their store last Wednesday.
The Uuild realized about 130 from the
Tbe dudIIs In the room of Mrs. C.
K. (Jove presented ber with a copy of
Chanuing's History recently. The
gift was a very appropriate one and
was no doubt much appreciated by
Heilbronner & Co.. realTestate deal
ers, have secured the services of Miss
Nettie Kemp as stenographer. Miss
KeniD bas been engaged in ber pro
fession at Portland for some time, but
is well known here.
Miss Agnes Ingbretson and Mrs.
S. A. Knapp went to Portland re
cently to be present at tbe srping
millinery openings being held there.
Mrs. Knapp was accompanied by her
A sacred concert will be given at
the Belmont M. E. church, Sunday,
March 4th. A very attractive program
has been arranged and it is expected
that the entertainment will be a very
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Allen of Myr
tle Creek, formerly of this oity, re
cently visited their daugter. Mrs. T.
E. Hughes at Tbe Dalles, and last
week were in Hood River in company
with Mrs. Hugbet, visiting friends.
L. W. Jones, of Walla Walla, who is
an engineer on tne u. K. a. rail
road, is here visiting bis sister, Miss
fciZma Jones. Mr. Jones nas decided
to dispose of his property in tbe val
ley and will remain Here several weeks
with that end In view.
The Elks of this oity will attend
church next Sunday at St. Marks
church, of which tbe Rev. R. II.
Barnes is rector. Mr. Barnes is
member of this organiaztion and all
Elks who are or may be in town on
that day are invited to attend.
A dinner will be given by tbe ladies
of the U. B. church at Booth's store
next Saturday. The prioe for thegj
meals will be reasonable and every
bodv is invited to come. M Booth
has promised on that day to give the
ladies of tbe cburcn ou per oent oi nis
Miss Nellie Horner, who was so bad
ly injured by a horse about six weeks
ago that she bas been con fined to the
house tor a long time, was brought
borne from Heppner, Friday, by ber
parents. Tbe young lady is not able
to walk without tbe aid of crutches.
The last meeting to further tbe
cause of the high school project will
be held here next Saturday. This
will be the most important meeting
that has been held for tbls purpose.
and representatives of all tbe districts
interested are asked to De present.
Mrs. H. M. Abbott went to Port
land Sundav. and on Monday and
Tuesday was preseut at the Spring
millinery openings in that city. Mrs.
Abbott selected a new spring stock of
millinery while there and will soon
have it on display.
Harvey Wears, a half brother of Dan
Mears of th'i city, was here visiting
tbe latter Monday. Ihey bad not
seen each other for four years. Har
vey is working on the north bank
rr-ad, aud seeing mention of Dan's
nane in tbe O lacier, made baste to
hunt him np. Tbe meeting of the
brothers was one of mutual pleasure,
OrviUe Moore, son of H. A. Moore
ot the Cranper district, arrived in
town from Kansas Monday, where be
baa been visiting lor tbree months,
Mr. Moore was accompanied by bis
three cousins from the land of the
E. 11. Hartwig was in Portland last
week, and while there bought two
lots. Mr. Hartwig thinks that Port
land property is a good investment.
Roswell Shelley, who has been In
Taooma tor several days looking after
some property interests there, re
turned Tuesday evening and Wednes
day went to biH home at Odeli.
County Judge Lake of The Dalles,
spent last Saturday at Hood Kiver.
In the afternoon ho drove out over
the valley to examine tho condition of
some propt-rty located there which be
T. J. llowen. of Portlaud, father of
Fred Bowen, night clerk at the Mount
Hood hotel, has beou here for several
days visiting his sou and looking af
ter a ranch which he is interested in
In the valley. Mr. llowen is very san
guine of the future for Hood River
fruit and thinks Iruit land hero 's a
most profitable investment.
Frank Jones, sou aud wife of Oales-
ville, Wis., reaohed this city this
week and are here with tne lntoution
of staying. Mr. Jours is a son-in-law
of Win. Ellis. Frank Young end Mrs.
Y'oung and child of the same place
are also here and are looking for a location.
Tbe announcement was made yester
day of tbe marriago of T. iirodeur of
tbs city, and Mrs. nilty ferry, or
Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Iirodeur
were married at Oregon City. Mr.
Krodeur is employed by the firm oi
Snow & Upson aud ho a d his wife
are temporarily living In a cottage
adjacent to bis work.
We are in receipt oi a souvenir pos
tal card from U. E, Williams who is
now at Tucson, Arizona. Tbe pic
ture on the card depicts the trees at
that plaoe in foliage and everything
blooming, the dry climate or tnat
oountry is no doubt lieuellclal to the
trouble with which Mr. Williams was
affected when lie left here.
The ladies of the Congregational
church held a dinner aud supper at
Booth's store yesterday, lbe cards
which were used to announce the fact
were unique. They were made to rep
rehent a hatchet and on one side was
printed, "We wont feed you ou
"ebons ' but a very duiniy luncn, h
you will come lo Booth's store today.
Don't say you can't come, for Uoorge
Washington never told a He."
C. J. Calkins, O. C. Rulf and O. L.
Warder, of Port hind, who have hold
ings of laud at Mount Hood, which
they are either lialvug or contemplate
having cleared in plant orenarus, ar
rived in this ( ity Friday evening,
and Saturday wnit to tbe upper valley
ou a visit to their property. After
spending Saturday aud part of Sun
day there they returned and went to
Portland Sunday evening.
T. J. Fellows, of Portland, who is
in the wholesale grocery business
there, came to this oity Friday even
ing aud went to his ranch near West
Cranner. where he bas twenty aores
oleared and set to New towns and
SDitzenburgs. It is Mr. Fellows' in
tention wheu his fruit laud becomes
fully improved to remove bis family
from Portland and makejliis perma
neut home on his ranch.
Carlton 11. Vaugha i has taken the
agency for the Oregon Mationul Life
Insurance com pany, an organization
that bas recently been organized in
this state with Oregon capital and
which has received very favorable
comment in the Portland papers. Tbe
company has a large capitalization
and is looked upon as one of the best
forms of life insurance now being
Patrons of the O. R. & N. railroad
received with regret the announce
ment that E. I). Woodbury, who has
been station agent at this point for
three mouths, has tendered his resig
nation to that company, to take effect
as soon as they can send another man
here to take his place. Mr. Woodbury
bas made many friends while here and
those who have beard or bis determl
nation to leave are hoping that he
may change his mind.
O. M. Bryant of Jcksou, Mich., vis-
ted his old friend, u. K. Uastner,
here Sunday. These gentlemen worked
together in the railroad business in
tbe Badger state for a number of
years, Mr. Bryant being a locomotive
englueer and Mr. Castcor trainmaster.
Mr. Biyarit is making a tour of the
Pacific coast, and while in Portland
ran up to Hood River to see bis old-
A truck on wbioh was a large boiler
belonging to tbe Stanley-Smith lum
ber company broke down opposite
this office Tuesday afternoon. It was
caused by one of the wagon wheels
slipping into tbe tilled np tewer
trench. Is which the earth was still
soft. With the aid of jacks the truck
was lifted and tbe boiler placed on
another vehicle and sent on its way,
We are showing a fine line of Whiting & Ka
ton, Hurlburt's Stationery. Also fancy pa
per in bulk. Call and look it over. It is
sure to please you.
Full line just arrived Ledgers, Journals,
Cash Books, Day Hooks, Desk Mot torn, Rec
ord Hooks. and everything in the Memoran
dum and Time Hook line.
IMcture Frames made to order tit
DOES BIG BUSINESS
Marshal Ganger rounded np five
suspicious characters Saturday night
aud Sunday. They gave their names
as Cbas. Seebe, Jas. McCormick, Bert
Snell, Ueo. E. Kelley and John N or
ris and were looked up in the city jail.
At 3 o'clock Sunday morning the
marshal received a call from the night
operator at the depot to the effect
that three men were lounging around
the station and creating a disturb
ance. Uoing to the station he placed
them under arrest. Tbe men we-e
Snell, MoCormick aud Seebe. The
former promising, howi ver, to get out
of town, was allowed to go, and the
other two looked up.
Later in the day while about town
Marshal Uauger saw Snell in tbe com
pany ot two other men, and ho ar
rested all tbree of them. The lattor
were Norris and Kelley. When
searched Kelley and Norris were found
to have some suspicions looking tools
in their possession.
The O. K. & N. authorities were
notified and Marshal Uauger received
word to hold them until Detective
b'itzuernld could lie sent here to look
Monday they were given an examin
ation before Recorder Nickelseu, and
McCorimck, Norris and Kelley sent
enced to four days in jail. Tuesday
morning Detective Fitzgerald arrived
u town and after seeing the men said
be thought Snell and Seebe were
tramps, but that tbe other men looked
as though they might be bad ones,
aud said to bold them until he could
advise with tbe police olticials along
the line of the road. Snell and Seebe
were discharged and told to get out
Pros ami Cons of Consolidation.
Ity Prof. Wiley.
Section 227 of the Oregon school law
provides that whenever two or more
school districts in tbe state shall de
sire to consolidate for the purpose ot
forming one district, a petition from
each such district shall be presented
to the district boundary board, (coun
ty judge, commissioners aud school
superiuteudeut) of the county in
which tbe largest district shall be sit
uated, setting forth sepciflcally the
districts it is proposed to consolidate.
Such petition it from a district of tbe
first class, (more than 1UM) children
of school age) must contain the sig
natures of at least 1U0 legal school
voters: if from a district of the sec
oud class, (moro than 2(X) and less
than 1U00 children ot school age) at
least DO le'tal voters ; and if from a
district of the thiid clais (less than
2(KJ children of school age) must con
tain at east 10 legal voters, and shall
request tbe district boundary board
to submit at the next annual meet
lug, third Monday in June, thereaft
er to the legal voters of the several
districts the question of the oonsoli
dation of such districts.
If a majority of all the votes cast In
each of the district- petitioning for
consolidation, is in favor of such ac
tion, the district boundary board is
required to change the district boun
dary lines to include all the petition
iug districts in one district.
In the oast of Hood River, Frank
ton, Crapper, Barrett, Odell and Pine
Urove as now proposed It would con
stitute a district of the first class
with about 1500 school children and
about :JU teachers.
Tbe plan would be one district with
a central high school maintaining
full four year's course of study free
to all pupils residing in the districts
and having completed the eighth grade
aspresoribel by tbe school law; all
the local schools maintained where
tbey now are but for a nine month's
term ; no work above the eighth grade
done except in tbe central high
scnool ; all high school pupils living
more tban two miles from tbe high
school building to be transported at
tbe expense of the district; one deft
nite school system instead of six in
dependent and inharmonious systems
as we have now; tbe superintendent
to bave charge and supervision of all
the work from the first to tbe twelfth
grades, our schools would then rank
as our fruit and our berries, second to
The advantages would be thorough
supervision where we now bave little
or none; longer school term; better
principals ami better teachers because
closely supervised ; better class inter
est aud bettor results because of nni
form grade aud classification ; where
the plau has been tried it has result
ed iu at least a 25 per cent Increase
in attendance in the lower grades,
due to the inllueuce of a good high
school; pupils given the advantages of
a first class high school course at home
fur a small fraction of the expense of
minding them away from borne, and
far more important than the cost in
volved Is the fact that they would lie
at home every night or at least from
Friday evening till Monday morning
aud where patents would be in con
stant telephone cotiimunicittiou at all
times; a lair chance for tbe eighth
grade graduate from the oountry
schools with the children from tbe
town Bchools, which he does not now
have because be must do tbe same
work in shorter time and with less
time devoted to. bis daily recita
tions ; the privilege to make aud adopt
the course of study; the privilege to
license teachers found to be capable
aud worthy but without a state or
county certificate as well as to reject
teachers having legal certificates If
found incapable aud unworthy of their
As to tne so-called objections, let
us reason a moment. We bear It
said, would it not destroy local pride
in our preneut schools; Are we prcud
that our district is hounded exactly
as it is? 'Hint it requires the time,
patieuue and too often the good will
of three of our neighbors? Oi are
we proud of tho results of our school?
If conditions aro made so that better
results will come to our boys and
girls will not our pride necessarily
Extra expense: Mount Tabor is
trying to consolidate with Portland
because the city school tax Is only 2'
mills and the suburban districts can
not maintain their scbi ols ou this
levy. Last year the per capita cost
of education in our town school was
il2.07 aud that for the other five dis
tricts mentioned above was iK!.!)!).
Where consolidation and transpor
tation has been tried In Illinois it re
duced the per capita about one half.
Unfair to the districts having no In
debtedness: Crapper would assume
S'(i per cent ami Barrett 10 per cent
of the 124,000 indebtedness and all the
expenses or the new district wnne
Hood Uiver would pay 01 and one
third per cent of all the indebtedness
and oi st of u.aiutainance. Crapper
needs a new building and Barrett
ueeds a two-room building in the east
end of the district. A new building
has tieeu voted and will be built but
it would be the wisest economy to
consolidate and then build. It bas
been estimated that this whole con
solidation plan would cost about 10
mills the first year. Are our boys
and girls worth it? The cost will
naturally be less in future years as the
number of school children aud prop
erty valuation increases. The number
aud class of home seekers that will
come to us as a result of this plan Is
an important factor to bo considered.
Why should Oregon be behind other
states in the work of rural education?
The Now Vrrk School Journal fays,
"lbe consolidation of country schools
and the transportation of children is
now going ou in Connecticut, Iowa,
Kansas, Nebraska, Now Hampshire,
Maine, Massachusetts, Whoouaiu,
Vermont, South Dakota, Rhode Is
and, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Da
kota, Now York, New Jersey aud Cal
ifornia. Those states represent more
than one half of the popuUitii n cf the
Lot every taxpayer cont-ider every
phase of this question before he says
1 am for or against the plan.
Notice is hereby given that the regis
tration books in my office will close for
the primary election on the 20th day of
Apnl at 3 p. m. In order to vote it
will be necessary to register and give
your party alhiliations. All those not
registered and wishing to vote will be
compelled to swear in their votes, and
procure six freeholders as witnesses.
Kindly registers once and avoid the
trouble of swearing in your votes. Reg
istration officers are provided through
out the county for your convenience.