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THE HOODIRIVER NEWS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1912
THIS is the store that
gets the new things first.
We are now showing many new
and stylish STETSON HATS-a
Hat for every face for every taste.
J. G. VOGT
Ubehomeqf "Benjamin Clothes
Santa Claus Says:
This store is filled with new and up-to-date
presents for people of all ages...
Parisian Ivory Goods
in Hair Brushes, Combs, Mirrors, Toilet Sets,
Ebony Leather Goods
The Genuine in In Many Styles
Manicure and Toilet Sets.
Xmas Booklets, Postals, Calendars, Ribbons,
Seals, Tree Ornaments, Tinsel, Festooning, etc., etc.
Keir & Cass
SMITH BLOCK HOOD RIVER
Line of... FnscK
At Honest Prices
Can always be found at this Up-to-date Store "
Kinnaird & Larwood
Cor. 2nd and Oak Sts. Phone 78
4th & State St.
0. P. DABNEY & SONS
FURNITURE, FURNITURE, FURNITURE, STOVES
We buy, sell and exchange everything
in House Furnishings, Campers
Don't forget the place-Cor. -4th & State
J. M. SCHMELTZER
F. A. BISHOP
HOOD RIVER ABSTRACT COMPANY
"Accuracy" is Our Motto
Office in New tlellhronner Building Phone 2J Hood River, Oregon
XtOGAL E3PPLE ALK
JUDGMENT IN FULL
A cane of considerable iutereut to
local shippers of fruit was decided at
Seattle the last of tne week la favor
of the Davidson Fruit Company. The
company brought Bult against the Pro
duce Diatributora' Company of Seat
tle to recover 1711.96, balance due for
500 crates of strawberries shipped
them at (3 per crate. After the com-
pany had sold the berries their re
ceipts failed to come up to their ex
pectations and they wrote the local
company that they had handled the
goods on a commission basis. Their
remittance was 1711.96 short.
The Jury was out only 30 minutes
before returning a verdict in favor of
the Davidson Fruit Company for the
An interesting feature of the trial
was the introduction of testimony
showing that a trust existed among
the Seattle reailers. Correspondence
with the Seattle produce concern ex
hibited to Judge Tallman included a
signed statement from the Produce
Distributors' Company that an orgiui
zation had been formed of six firms
on Western Avenue to divide equally
among them the cars of vegetables
and produce coming into the market
"and inasmuch as we are able to con
trol practically the entire receipts, we
thereby maintain a price that is fair to
BOX AS A PACKAGE
The many fruit raisers who have
sought a livelihood in the far West
states the past six or eight years,
notably in California, Washington,
Oregon and later Colorado, have
adopted methods others may well imi
tate, is the leading statement of P. M
Kiehley. a leading fruit merchant of
St. Louis, Mo., in Fruitman and Gardener.
"Necessity was sure enough the
mother of invention in their cases,
he says. "They have been the pio
neers in securing and devising the
best methods, not only In perfect pack
ing and grading, but also in the impor
tant matter of providing the most per
fect packages to meet the environ
ments. They have blazed the way to
success under trying circumstances.
They have put their fruit in all the
leading markets of the country
against all competition, and through
the excellence of their work, secure
prices that afford a fair to good profit.
They have done so the past several
years and will doubtless continue to
do so because of the scarcity of fancy
fruit put up in the most attractive
"Notwithstanding the fact that the
big apple states of the far West, not
ably Washington, Oregon and Cali
fornia, have to pay 50 cents freight
per bushel box to all the big Eastern
markets ($1.50 per barrel) a sum
about equal to the price paid for Den
Davis in St. Louis.
"It is not necessary to dwell on the
packing of the far West apples all
in boxes. Their work out there is
above criticism. It must be admitted,
however, that every growing and ship
ping district in the Middle West fur
nishes more or less first class fruit
properly put up, but the scarcity of
such is to be deplored."
TOP GRAFTING AND PEACHES
"The other day," says Prof. Walden,
the well known horticulturist and
fruit grower of North Yakima, "I met
a friend who told me how his neigh
bor had cut back and grafted a Hen
Davis orchard, but was so unfortunate
as to lose many of his trees in the
operation. This surprised me, and 1
told this friend that I had top-grafted
2,5oo apple trees on my farm and had
not lost a single tree, so I asked how
this neighbor proceeded. He inform
ed me that the man cut off the entire
top of his lien Davis trees and then
grafted only surh limbs as he wished
to use In making the new top. The
grafts started all right but after they
had gained a length of a foot or two,
the wind would catch these new twigs
and break them off at the joint of
grafting. Many of his trees were ruin
ed in this way. Then I explained to
this friend how we did It. He should
not have cut off all the top. He
should not have Beleoted from three
to five prongs on different sides of
the tree so as to have a balanced
top when he had finished the job. The
other limbs should have been left on
the tree until the next spring, and fre
quently for two years. The limbs left
protect the young grafts from the
wind to some extent, but that is not
the chief benefit. If all leaves are taken
from a tree and kept off, the tree will
starve to death as certainly as a cow
staked on bare ground and out of
reach of any food will starve to death.
et this lesson be remembered and
ver kept in mind."
Regular Sunday excursion to Park
dale. Pleasant trip for yourself and
That the promotion of alleged apple
districts in sections totally unadapted
to the successful culture of this fruit
is a crime which should not be toler
ated in Oregon, is the stand taken by
the Portland Journal in a recent ed
itorial which says in part:
The Journal has many times pro
tested against the sale unfit lands as
orchard sites. It has many times pre
dicted that the practise would bring
loss and failure.
It renews that protest. Mistakes
are being made. No district in the
world is better fdr apple production,
but all lands in Oregon are not fit
sites for successful apple orchards.
A particular kind of soil is neces
sary. It must be deep. It must be
air drained as well as water drained.
Altitudes and climate also figure.
There are promotors who defy
every requirement. These buy up
tracts, mark up the prices, give the
lands the apple label, and men, mad
with hallucinations about swollen for
tunes to be made in apple growing,
An enormous acreage is already
planted to apples. Five years hence,
the output will be enormously in
creased. Millions of young trees are
yet to come into bearing. There are
signs that the feverish apple boom of
the past few years is beginning to af
fect the market. This year's crop is
The condition may not mean that
fancy fruit on standard sites will
suffer. It does mean that orchards on
half-fit or unfit sites will be disap
pointing. To over-capitalize and sell
unfit sites in the present frenzy for
apple growing to men who must wait
eight or ten years for a crop is noth
ing short of a crime.
GET FIRST RETURNS
Two-thirds of a million dollars have
been received and disbursed already
this season by the Wenatchee Valley
Fruit Growers' Association Ship
ments so far total 1,400 carloads.
Freight charges advanced amount to
$450,000; cost of boxes and material
furnished to growers, $100,000; cash
distributed among growers this week,
$100,000. Of this $650,000 all but the
last $100,000 has gone for expenses.
Receipts for the remainder of the sea
son will represent profit. An enor
mous amount of fruit is stored in the
Fast, and Manager Coburn is now in
Chicago directing the sale of it.
Two payments of $50,000 each have
been made to growers of the associa
tion during the last twelve days. The
management distributes in that
amount because $50,000 represents 5
cents per box, and it is expected that
several payments of $25,000, or 2
cents per box, will be made during the
winter as sales are completed.
About 300 carloads are yet to be
shipped by the association, making f
total of 1,700 for the pool.
COAST APPLE CROP
The Pacific coast apple crop roughly
estimated this season is about 27,000
carloads, equal to about 17,000,000
boxes or about 7,0n,ooo barrels. This
is a rapid increase over former years
but the facilities for distribution have
also developed admirably. This year
shipments of apples from the Pacific
coast are reaching different European
countries, South America, Australia,
Asia and New Zealand. The distribut
ing system in the Tinted States Is al
so much improved over former years.
More refrigerator cats were provided,
the average time in transit has been
shortened, and the distribution is wid
er, reaching into more of the small
towns. Thus the markets and mar
keting provisions are increasing with
"Do you believe any man really
lis his wife all about his past?"
"Oh, yes. See how many divorces
General Repairing of All
Kinds of Gasoline Engines
J, F. Volstorff - Sss
PUT FRUIT UP IN
Putting the finest, qualiy of Hood
River apples up in small quantities
calculated to appeal to the retail trade
is the business which has been under
taken by several local growers who
have organized the "Luscious Fruit
Company." This company has adopt
ed for its pack the name "L'l Like
Em." It puts fruit of the extra fancy
grade into cardboard boxes or cartons
which contain half a dozen apples
apiece. Twelve of the cartons
make a case and each apple is pack
ed in paper in such a manner that
bruises are impossible and an attract
ive display is afforded when the box is
The Idea has been warmly received
by retailers and shipments have al
ready been made to Europe, New
York and other of the principal mar
kets. The cartons retail for 25 cents
and the varieties packed include most
ly extra fancy Newtowns, Ortleys and
A Perfect Defense.
"Sam dear," asked Mrs Prouty, who
had been away from home the greater
part of July and August, "what la the
matter with the garden?"
"I don't know," answered Sam hum
bly,"! haven't done anything to it."
By DR. W. H. BAKER'S
the greatest Tonic, Alternative, Ex
pectorant and Tissue Builder In the
The result of 21 years' earnest study
and research of a prominent ethical
If you have friends suffering or even
threatened with tuberculosis be sure
to tell them to send for free booklet
on "Interesting Facts Concerning Tu
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We will send you Case Report to fill
out for our regular Consulting Physi
cian to examine and he will forward
you his suggestions free.
Write for our testimonials of promi
Agents wanted in every locality.
Special inducements to traveling men.
THE DR. W. H. BAKER CO.
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A. WILSON, Agent.
fanny Post, G. A. R -Meets at the K. of P.
hall the second and fourth Saturdays of the
month at 2 p. m. Geo. P. CrowelU commander; S.
F. Blythe, adjutant.
ranhy W. R. C. No. 16-Meet second and fourth
Saturdays of each month in K. of P. hall at 2
p. m. Mrs. Ahbie Baker, president; Mrs. Kath
ryn Gill, secretary.
f"ourt Hood River. No. 42. F. of A., meets every
Thursday evening in K. of P. hall. Visiting
Foresters always welcome. Wm Flemmins, C.R.;
F. C. Brosius, F. S.
flood River Lode No. 105. A. F. A A. M.
iA Meets Saturday swninir on or before each full
moon. Geo. Slocom. W. M.; D. McDonald, secre
tary. If nod River Camp. No. 7702. M. W. A. -Meets in
K. of P. hall first and third Wednesday nixhts.
C. S. Jones. V. C.; C. U. Dakin. clerk.
TJond River Tamp. No. 770. W. O. W-Meets at
11 K. of P. hall the second and fourth Wednesday
ninhta of each month. A. C. Staton. C C: Kent
1 Tond River Valley Humane Society Phone 2.
AK. H. Hartwur. president: Harold Herahner.
secretary; Leslie Butler, treasurer.
Tdlewilde Lodire. No. 107. I. O. O. F.-Mees in
Fraternal hall every Thursday even ins-at 7 Ml.
at the corner of Fourth and Oak streets. Visiting
brothers welcomed. A. G. Frohn. N. G.: G. W.
tTemp Iriire. No. 181. I. O. O. F.-Meeta In
xvthe Old Fellows hall at Odell every Saturday
niarht. Visiting- brothers cordially welcomed.
O. 11. Roadea, N. G.; F. L. Kelso, secretary.
T aurel Rrheka Iiire No. 87. I. O. O. F.-Moeta
iJni-st and third Mondays in each month. Lulu
Corey, N. G.; Nettie Walsh, secretary.
TV fountain Home Camp. No. SS9, R, N. A.
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Fridays of each month. Mrs. Lulu Cary,
O.; Mrs. L'lla Dakin, recorder.
Qleta Assembly. rJo. 105. IT. A. -Meets in their
v-hall the first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social. C. D.
Henrietta. M. A.; W. H. Austin, secretary.
Riverside I .or! ire. No. fW. A. O. P. W.-Moeta in
K. of P. hall the first and thin) Wednesday
niirhta of the month. Visiting brothers cordially
welcomed. Newton Clark. M. W.; Chester
Vraucoma Ilire. Na SO. K. of P. -Meets in
" their Castle Hall every Tuesday night, when
visiting brothers are fraternally welcomed.
8. W. Stark. C. C; Lou. 8. Isenbenr. K. of K,
Valine Temple Pythian Sisters, Na t-Meets the
' ' third and fifth Tuesday of each month at K. of
P. hall. Kate Frederick. M. K. C; Itertrude Stark.
M. of R. ft C.
T A. M. Chapter No. 27 Meets first and thidr
lv Friday of each month. V. B. Hrock. Sec.; J.
K. Carson. II. P.
Any Land Clearing to Do?
We make Grubbing Hooks, Chocker Hooks,
Stump Shovels, Etc. We place a guarantee
behind our Sledges and Wedges. Special
Tools and Forgings are right in our line; also
Woodwork and 'parts on Wagons.
Wagons and General Blacksmithing
W. G. SNOW
(Successor to SNOW ft UPSON)
Columbia Auto fi Machine Company
Automobile Storage and Repairs
efirst Class ITlacnine Sficp in Connection
Phone 109 : Sixth and Columbia Sts.
THEY WILL LOOK LIKE NEW WHEN WE GET THROUGH
Don't throw away your soiled clothes or
hang them up to be moth-eaten and for
gotten. Bring themjto us. We make a
specialty of cleaning and pressing clothes
F. T. ANDERSON
1219 12th Street On the Heights Phone 225-L
Investment not Speculation
You take no chances when you buy your
real estate through us except to win.
Our intimate knowledge of almost every
foot of land in the valley places us in a po
sition to advise you where to find the
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I Butler Banking Co
Established Nineteen Hundred
CapitalOne Hundred Thousand Dollars
Safe Deposit Boxes
Leslie Butler, President
Truman Butler, Vice President
C. H. Vaughan, Cashier
Buy a Useful
A token of Utility that
will outlast the season
We have them here. Little Remembrances.
Articles of everyday usefulness for old and
young. Make your selections early.
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