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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1911)
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11001) KlYKH, OREGON, THl'llSIUY, SEITEMRER 21. 1911
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On Account of Old Age, This
and 15 acres bearing orchard; 15 "acres hay
land; about 20 acres pasture; team, cow and
all farm tools; 5 miles from Hood River, will
be sacrificed for $26,500. $6,500 cash, balance
terms. See owner's son-in-law,
J. H. FRARY
1123 Twelfth Street Hood River, Oregon
On and after September
15 our Dress Hats will be
ready for inspection.
J. L. HAWLEY
Beautiful Home Spot
Five and one-half acres, one mile from town, on Tucker road.
One acre full bearing; four acres in four and five year Newtown
and Spitzenburgs. Bing cherries, Anjou pears, blackberries,
raspberries, peaches, prunes. One acre in strawberries. One
half acre in alfalfa. Unexcelled view. All conveniences. Run
ning water in house. Price $ti,500.
EUGENE G. REXFORD
Music Lovers See Our Celebrated
Nothing has been sacrificed to make the Harwood
perfect. A fine line of Mandolins, Violins, Strings,
Columbia Records and Graphaphones; Inspect our new
R. M. Dunham
Hood River Studio, Third Street
Hunt Paint & Wall Paper Co.
Complete line of PAINTS, OILS, BRUSHES, lite.
HEATH & MILL1GAN MIXED PAINTS.
PRATT & LAMBERT'S VARNISHES. CALCIMO. For room tinting mixed
to order. CI1I-NTAMEL. For old furniture and wood work ; any color. ROOM
MOULDING. Plate and Card Rail. Dry
nice line of Wall Paper. Painting,
Carriage Shop ;hone 100L
If vou are contemplating increasing the size of your orchard you
should be careful in the selection of your trees, for without the proper
type of trees to start with, you cannot hope for the success you deserve.
The True-to-Name Nursery has furnished the larger por
tion of the trees for the most profitable orchards of Hood River, the or
chards that htive in later years produced the prize winners were horn
trees grown by the True-to-Name Nursery, including the prize
winning car of Yellow Newtowns at the National Apple Show at Spokane.
The trees that we have to offer are not "pedigreed" nor "thoroughbred,"
but are of the type that have produced results that speak for themselves.
Our years sf practical experience in the nursery business is a safeguard
gainst mistakes aud should be a sufficient reccouiniemlution to merit
It will pay yon to examine our stock o: write us before placing your
order. Address all communications to
Paste. OIL CLOTH for walls and a
Paper Hanging, Sign and Carriage Work
Store phone 110 15 Oak Street
HOOD RIVER, ORE.
1 ! M-H-M-l 1 I I I 1 I I I II 1 1 I 1 I It H
in Hood River
20 Acre, $5,500 5J miles from town. ft w cleared ; fair
house; 2 good spring; fine view of vallcj and both mountains; red
shot soil; easy terms.
19 Acres, $8,000S miles from town. 1 acres cleared; 2 som
in trees ; balance in Hover aud uluiU; all but 1 acre Urst-claBs apple
land; tpleudid view ; ta-y terms.
f 17 Acres, $125 an Acre 1
store and church ; all uncleared
20 Acres, $22,0003 acres
pitzenlmrg, .Newtown and Oillevs. One ol the signmesv pi:u.-H m
the valley und is in the heait of the apple growing section, Near
store, School etc. Terms.
We have a number of special bargains
in inside business property that
are sure money makers.
J. H. Heilbronner &
: The Reliable Dealers
Mourdant A. Gopdnough
Will Give Lessons on the Piano in
providing a sufficient number of pupils can
b& secured to make it worth the trip. For
further particulars call up phones
175 OR 1902-L
Land For Sale
1 have about 1,000 acres of No. 1 Apple Land,
most of it under diteh at prices ranging from f GO
per acre up. In tracts from ten acres up.
J. R. STEELE
Hood River ... Oregon
For Sale by Owner
200 acres, GO uctch cleared, 11 acres planted, balance
unimproved. Price cheap and easy terms.
J. P. Thomsen
It. F. D. No. 1 box 09
GUY Y. EDWARDS & CO.
Office Hotel Oregon Building
$6,250 -Five acres 1 mile from city limits, all in trees; 1
acre bearing; balance 4 and 5 years old; house, barn,
running water in house; fine view. Terms, $2,000 down.
$14,000 Ten acres in Oak Grove, nearly all in full bearing;
house, barn and all tools; main road, and only 4 1-2
miles from town. Reasonable terms.
$2,500 -Five acres, 4 miles out on West Side; 3 acres in
trees 2 and 3 years old; 2 acres ready to set; house and
barn. Terms, one-half cash.
$7,000-Ten acres on East Side, near Van Horn; 5 acres
bearing; balance 2 to 4 years old; new apple house.
Owner going east and must sell.
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mile from chipping station, h, IhmiI,
but line land lor applet) ; a snap.
?-ver-oJ; 1!) acre in 6-year-ol.l
Hood River, Ore. i
Phone 2!)G Odell
BOND ORDINANCE STILL UNSIGNED
Mayor Fails to Attend Monday Evening
Meeting of Council -Batchelder
Wants an Injunction.
l!y action taken at an adjourned
meeting of the city council last
lliursday night the city drew warrants
to the extent of $12,441, which have
been delivered into the hands of the
circuit court clerk, W. E. Hanson, in
order thut the eity take over the
water plant of the Pacific Power &
Light Co. and receive the revenue
derived from it. Mayor Hartwig, who
was reported to have refused to sign
the warrants, stated in a long message
to the council that reports of his
refusal to sign the warrants should
have been modified by the additional
statements to the effect that he desired
further time to deliberate over the
mutter. He made his signature to the
warrants provisional on the unanimous
favorable sentiment of the councilmen
for the warrant procedure. However
immediately on the receipt of his mes
sage the council unanimously passed
such a resolution.
Mayor Hartwig stated that according
to a decision of the Supreme Court of
the state in the case of the city of
Sumpter, under circumstances prac
ticlly similar to the local situation, de
cided that a mayor was not a mere au
tomaton and that an official has no
legal right to put into circulation a
commercial paper by which any holder
may be injured lor want of funds to
The mayor further stated, in hi
Thursday evening communication, that
he still protested the transfer of the
$".10,000 water bond issue from Ulen &
Co. to Morris liros. Me said: "In this
connection 1 would also like to call the
attention of the meinbvrs of the council
to the advisability of re-advertising the
$!0,000 bond issue together with the
added amount necessary to take over
the water plant, as said bonds may be
sold at a lower rate of interest."
However, an ordinance providing for
the transfer of the bond sale was put
on its filial passage. Up to yesterday
the mayor had refused to sign the or
dinance. He says that the city will
not be able to do any work on the mu
nicipal water plant this winter, and
that it should take advantage of a re
sale of the bonds, when a smaller rate
of interest and perhaps a premium muy
ne secured. "'1 he rate of six per cent
on bonds in effect makes individuals
pay eight per cent on loans. Why
should not a city with the prestige of
Hood Kiver secure a bid of five per
cent on a sale of its bonds and thus
enable its citizens to secure loans for
seven per cent at least," said the
The street committee of the council,
however, in U report on the Batchel
der commuication, the views of which
were practically identical with those of
the mayor, stated a re-advertisement
would be inexpedient, since the work
on the municipal water system would
le Iheld up as well as much needed
In order to remove one of the may
or's main objections to signing tne
warrants for the purchase of the water
plant, an ordinance, providing for a
Waterworks Condemnation fund and
placing an interest of six per cent in
stead of eight, according to the old
Other important action at the Thurs
day evening was the adoption of a re
port of the Street committee providing
for the opening of a street from the
warehouse of the Apple Growers' Un
ion to the Hood Kiver Apple Vinegar
Company's plant. The city marshal
was ordered to consult with the city
attorney for action necessary for the
abatement of nuisances. The Judici
ary committee was instructed fc bring
in an ordinance, providing for signs to
be placed at the city limits warning
automobilist8 against a speed of fifteen
It was hoped by other members of
the council that the mayor would make
some statement at the Monday night
meeting of the council as to his atti
tude on the signing or vetoing of the
bond ordinance. However, when the
council met, the mayor was not pres
ent. When it was seen that he would
not arrive, J. M. Wright, president of
the council, took the chair and it was
decided that the body should adjourn
until Thursday night, when an adjourn
ed meetine would be held.
When seen yesterday morning rela
tive to his absence from the Monday
evening session. Mayor Hartwig stated
that he understood there would be no
quorum present. The business of the
evening was of no' great importance,
The mayor attended a moving picture
show during the evening. At the time
the decision was made to hold an ad
journed meeting Thusrday evening all
of the members of the council were
present with the exception of J. K.
Kobertson, who came later.
J. F. Hutchelder was circulating
among the business men of the city
yesterday morning a petition, or rather
a contract, asking that money be
donated toward defraying the expenses
of hiring an attorney to institute in
junction proceedings against the sale
of the $!)0,000 water bond issue to
Judge Bradshaw received the order
of the verdict of the court for his
signature last night. As soon as he
sings this, the city will assume control
of the water plant.
DARING HORSE THEFT
AT CAMAS PRAIRIE
Posses'of men, composed of county
officials and residents of the Camas
Prarie district of Klickitat county,
Washington, aroused at the daring
theft of a pair of large bay draft
horses, property of Contractor Hurtle'
son, who will dig the big ditch drain-
I ing Camas Prairie district No. 1, have
been scouring the regions adjacent
since luesday night, Sept. 12, for the
culprits. Mr. Burtleson for the pur
pose of carrying out his large contract
brought in a number of teams. The
bays stolen were saidjto be worth more
thna $700, the most valuable pair of
horses in the bunch.
It is thought that the theft wascom
n.ited by persons familiar with the
camp of the contractor's crew and who
were well acquainted with the surround
ing country. The horses were taken
from the barn at midnight. It was
possible to follow their tracks forabout
six miles toward the Columbia, when
the trail became lost at a cross roads.
The theaves or thief then turned either
to the east and headed for the Yakima
country or went west into the head
waters of the Iewis Kiver.
The sheriffs of five adjoining
counties were notified and have been
conducting an organized search. It is
possible that arrests wilt be made
soon. It seems that' within the past
several weeks a number of horses
have been stolen in the vicinity.
During the Indiun races at Trout Lake
the horses of several visitors were
taken, among them was that of Editor
Ounnicliff, of the White f almon Enter
prise. The theft of the Birtleson bays
has; left the impression among the
residents of the community thut the
work has been that of an organized
band. The contractor has offered a
reward of $250 for the arrest of the
WITH LOCAL AFFAIRS
Additional cases of forgery on banks
here which came to pass in New York
last week, demonstrate that Nw York
banks are easy for the man with nerve.
Two forgeres for $1,500 each and
one for $H,750, which netted the forger
I,7.)0, were reported to the National
Surety Company a few days ago.
Judging from the facility with which
the forgers who are not believed to
be connected in any way, but to have
worked entirely independent of each
other got away with the money it
might almost seem a pity for any man
to plod along, working hard for a liv
ing, when banks in New York are
bursting with money they appear are
only too happy to let out.
F)r instance, last Friday a nice-looking
man walked into one of the biggest
national banks i:i the city and intro
duced himself as James if. McCann of
Hood Kiver, Ore. He. had a cashier's
check on the Butler Banking Company
of Hood Kiver. That happens to be a
corresioiident bank of tiie New York
Hood River is where nice-looking
aiples come from. Mr. McCann intro
duced himself to the cashier. He
knew everybody connected with the
Hood Kiver Bank, and talked apples,
crops, and weather, aud made himself
agreeable. He had a check for $8,750
which he would like to deKisit with
the national bunk here to open an ac
count. He was not in need of any
money, but would like to deposit the
check for collection and safekeeping
He was stopping at the Plaza.
Well, of course anybody would ac
comodate so affuble a man, especially
when he didn't want any money. Just
wanted his tashier'i check taken
care of. So this stranger, with no
other introduction, opened an account
for $8,7f0 with one of the largest
banks in New York and went his way.
There is several hours' difference in
time between Hood Kiver, Ore., and
New York. When it was noon here
last Monday the Hood Kiver Bank was
just opening its doors. The cashier's
check had just been received there
when the day's business was half over
here. They did not think of thut at
this end of the line, but when Mr. Mc
Cann walked in Monday morning here
and drew hi check for $3,750; they
paid it without a murmur. A few
hours later they got a hot wire from
Hood Kiver informing them tho click
was a forgery. Of course the poor
forger loses the $5,000 balance he still
has to his credit. New York Globe.
The first entries for the Fourth
National Apple Show have been re
ceived ac headuurters in Spokane. Six
carloads are contained in the first
entries, says a dispatch to the Oregon
One carload of Jonathans is entered
by Latah County, Idaho, through Sec
retary P. L. Orcutt, of the Moscow
Commercial Club. Home Beauties,
enough to fill a car, are entered by the
Wrightville Fruit Farm in the Lake
v'helan county. R. P. Wright, the
owner, took the highest number of
prizes of any individual, county,
district or state at the l'JOH show, lie
took also the first prize on Rome
Beauties last year.
J. F. McCurdy, of Parker, Wash
enters one carload of Stayman Wine
saps. McCurdy won first prize for the
mixed carload in 1909. Threo cars of
winesaps are listed by H. M. Gilbert,
of North Yakima and Toppenish.
With hve or six cars entered last year
Gilbert made a good showing. In 1908
he was beaten by Chelan County for
The Yakima Valley Fruitgrowers'
Association, Naches and Seluh, also
will exhibit for district prizes.
At a recent meeting and re-organiza
tion of the student body of the local
high school, the high school boys and
girls made a strong protest against
the action or the city school board in
raising the standard of scholarship to
be maintained by those participating
in athlet'cs from a weekly grade of 75
per cent to that of 80 per cent. By
unanimous vote the board was asked to
reduce the grade of that to the old
The Bchool board, however, according
to one of its members, Dr. II. L. Dum
ble, will retain the 80 per cent stand
ard. "The high school students should
not think that we are opposed to ath
letics," said Ur. Dumble, for no one
believes more than we do in the benefit
of sorts properly conducted. But we
consider that no student, who does not
maintain a standard higher than 80 per
cent should spend time on the allhetic
A special meeting of the Masonic
Lodge will be held Saturday evening,
when there will be work in the M. M.
W. L. Robertson, of La Grande, was
here the first of the week on business.
DIRECT! J iS ELECT
II. G. KAUFMAN SICCEEDS SKINNER
Former Illinois Citizen Will Handle Com
mercial Onb Publicity -City .Weds
s Pay Roll, He Says.
At "meeting of the boarj of Direct
ors of the Commercial Club held Tues
day afternoon, H. C. Kaiiffinan, for
merly an attorney of Oregon, the
county seat of Ogle county, , Illinois,
was elected to the secretaryship to
succeed J. C. Skinner, whose resigna
tion takes effect the first of next
month. Mr. Kaiiffinan, with Mrs.
Kauffman, arrived in Hood Kiver in
April. Mrs. Kauffman says thut the
Hood River Valley, the fame of which
came to Mr. Kauffman through a box of
its apples, was really the cause of his
'IHood Kiver Valley by well selected
advertising has become well known
throughout the Kant and Middlewest,"
said Mr. Kauffman, when asked as to
the policies he would suggest for the
club s publicity work,' "and this ad
ertising should he judiciously con
tinued. The greatest work of the
publicity manager for this community
should t.ow be toward finding new
markets for the distribution of its
products and in keepnig Hood Kiver
before the public eye.
"It should be one of the duties of
the club to carry on the work of en
couraging the improvement 'of the
Valley homes and progress of the city.
The town of Hood Kiver to grow needs
new manufactories, a psyro 1. We
have a limited field for this kind of
work, but we should take advantage of
every opportunity ot secure factories."
Mr. Kauffman wus for seven years
president of the board of education
of the Illinois city, his former home.
Mrs. Kauffman, who will assist him in
his duties, was for nine yeuri president
of the Civic Club of Oregon and was
for a number of years chairman of the
Forestry committee of the Illinois fed
eration of the Woman's Club.
Mr. Kauffman was chosen from a
large list of candidates. In addition to
the former Illinois attorney were:
C. H. Henney, Kay Scott, A. T. Allen,
Or. M. H. Sharp, Oscar J. Tilleson, H.
C. Allen and A. C. Ashley. With the
exception of Mr. Tilleson and Mr.
Ashley all are local residents. The
former is a Portland real estate man
and the latter is secretury of tho
Mosier commercial club.
The selection of Tuesday afternoon,
however, was ninde from the three
names of Kauffman, Allen and Sharp.
The other candidates were eliminated
from the field at a meeting of the
board of directors last Thursday after
noon. On Tuesduy afternoon's ballot,
Mr. Kauffman received three votes,
Mr. Allen two and Dr. Shurp one.
One of the seven directors was not
pesent at the meeting.
NEAL CREEK ROAD
Although opened to traffic but
a short period, the Neal Creek roud,
which wus surveyed and a new grade
established over the route lust summer,
is proving one of the most popular
highways between the upper and lower
Hood Kiver valleys.
Tne highways formerly used by resi
dents of the upper and lower regions
were the road over Booth lull and the
Dee road. The former had such a
heavy grade as to make it impossible
to pull heavy loads over it, while in
addition 'to a number of grudes, the
traveler passing over the latter met
with bad stretches between Dee and
Since the Neal Creek road has been
in use the auto stages have found it to
be the most convienent route to the
The handsome new O-W. R. &. N.
passenger statoin was turned over by
the contractors Isut week and was
opened to the public Sunday. The
waiting rooms of the new structure
are conveniently arranged and hand
somely furnished. In the east end of
the building, one on either side of the
passage leading to the concrete plat
form that surrounds the sturucture,
are thu smoking room and the ladies'
The office is located at the west end
of the main'waiting room between it
and the baggage room.
A pasaBge connects the baggage and
waiting rooms. The stution bus one
of the new drinking fountains, where
the traveller drinks from a flow of
water bubbling from a basin as though
from a spring.
C. C. CARPENTER
KILLS BIG WILD CAT
C. C. Carpenter, who recently pur
chased the Howard place in the Pine
Grove district, killed a large wild cat
in his back yard Tuesduy night. The
big feline measured more than 48
inches from tip to tip and was of a
grayish color. Mr. Carpenter slew
the' brute with a 22 rille. The bullet
went entirely through its head. When
shot the animal was not more than ten
feet away from the back door of the
It is supposed that the cat was
prowling in the back yard preparatory
to raiding the rancher's chicken roost.
It was seen near the house in the day
time not long ago by Mr. Carpenters'
Junior Dan Patch Shows Well.
Junior Dan Patch lupheld the record
i,t hia nii-A Pull l" l Mi'Can'a Tin
Top ranch 'stallion, Friday when he
tooK tne z :u consolation pace lor a
$1000 purse in three straight heats
without apparent difficulty, says the
Oregonian. In the last heat H. Hogo
boom was holding him in, watching W.
Hogoboom hitting for second money
several lengths behind.
Truman Rutler was a business visitor
in Portland last week.