The Hood River news. (Hood River, Or.) 1909-current, February 05, 1913, Page 6, Image 6

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Another Horticultural Triumph
The "J. H. HALE" Peach
My mw bok denrrih what la detine.l
to be the irTvateht nuney-mukirt? peach in
America. It discovered an ! prr.t-
? atari to perftM-ii hy J. H. HAl.K, ' I he
Vach Kin:." of South tilaNtimhuty. Conn.
The fruit is S to S Wrcr than K.lcit:i;
nmootti, thick kin, a ptnk u t'-t tu:r;
pertect fnt?.t'ine. i:h luicy, ti-nJcr. nieit
ine yet solid rirsh. So. id 'nn :i t sl ip in
barrels, like apples: extremely brilliant in
color. The most delicious rx-uch flavor you
ever taMed. Superb for cmiin, and rri
ftervfntf- Tree u vigorous, hardier tlutn Kl
berta, Carman, b ox ur tti;er hrd ar;:u';
an abundant bearer. Mr. Haiti It. is truited
It successtullv for? v ear in over 3.iMipUnt
lnt. and deems it the cr wnmtf triumph of
his great career as a peach grower
Be First in Your Section to
Reap Early Profits
Remember what nioney-niiiker-; the frt
Elbert a wer? et here t a peach larger,
William P. Stark
Station M 2
Stark City, Missouri
The annual report made the last
of the week by Manager Robbing to
the meeting of the North Yakima Val
ley Fruit Growers' Association, repre
senting 22 districts in Yakima and
Benton counties, showed that 1840 cars
of fruit were shipped by the organiza
tion in 1912. Settlement has been
made for 1470 cars. This, according
to his report, is a greater tonnage than
was ever before handled by any North
west 3hlpper. Spray, wrappers, boxes
and other supplies to the value of
1204,000 were purchased for the mem
bers. At no time during the season
was it necessary to borrow money
on the business of the association and
it indebtedness is now $20,000, for
which funds are in the treasury, out
side of the surplus fund, which con
tains $35,000.
When cars, now in the hands of the
association are settled for, the sur
plus will reach $50,000 and the $40,000
worth of collateral notes given by
members at the rate of $10 an acre
will be canceled. Two hundred of the
700 members of the association were
In attendance.
Son Why do people say, "Dame
Father Because they are too polite
to leave off the "e."
Notice these quotations on
2 Can for 25c
Dozen 91.30
Case .' $2.50
8tandard Tomatoes, can 10c
Fancy Maine Corn, dozen 91.60
Case 93.10
Standard Corn, 3 for 25c
Case 9195
8trlng Beans, 2 for 25c
Dezen 91.25
Cat 92.40
Canned Peaches, dozen 91.75
Dont' forget our 93.50 Canned Milk.
Remember We Deliver Orders of a Reasonable Size j
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Write for Your Copy of
My Newest Tree Book
I want every fruit-erower and tree
I !a:iter in this section to receive a
copy of my 1913 book, "William P.
S:urk Trees and Their Fruits." I
believe it is the best book I have ever
published. It Contains the net results
of my 30 years' experience as a suc
cessful nurseryman and fmit-crower,
and is full of fratin-al information for
either the beginner or the expert.
100 p:ies, beautifully illustrated.
tweeter, hardier, a better shipper, a bettor
canttvr. more profitable thew. V iVi that
J. H . Ha e. the iea. U kin,:," ha ever felt
worthy of bearing hi name.
).) cim gst thf ifH-uMf "J. If HALF"
pk ts mwkf' hut from H tit am J,
SJdtJt Amwhi, Stak O'r, Mimmrt,
I Save You 53 Per Cent by
Dealing Direct frcn Nrrserie
I employ no agents or initl iietiu n. All
fruit and ornamental troeji. shrub, vine,
etc., decritH-d and priced in my new book
are sold direct from pur-iencs, thus
sa in,; ou t! e 10 per cert r :.L.:-iiy paid to
agents, besides ensuring you tiv satisfac
tion personal dealing ai wa s bi":t:gi.
1 am ready to help uu uh suggestions
and advice. I sell you only strong-rooted.
dependable trees and guarantee every one
true to name by strongest guarantee any
nursery makes. Write me today for prices
and detaiis. (
Mail This Coupon for Free Book
William P. Stark Nurseries
Sta. M ?, Stark City, Missouri
Please send me your newest book,
prices and description of "J. H. HALK'
.'umt.... .....
That the home, and not the
school is responsible for the children's
recreation and entertainment outside
of school hours was the opinion of the
Woman's Club and others who were
present at an interesting discussion
held by the club last week.
The feature of the afternoon was the
debate on this subject. The affirma
tive was taken by Mrs. Monroe and
Mrs. Rodwell, while the negative was
sustained by Mrs. McLaughlin and
Mrs. Booth. These proved themselves
able debaters and the question was
most effectively argued on both sides.
Following the debate a general dis
cussion was invited and several took
the opportunity to express their opin
ions. Then a vote of all present was
taken. This gave the victory to the
affirmative by a large majority.
The afternoon was one of the most
delightful that the club has enjoyed.
It was an informal 'at home." Mrs.
W. L. Stewart and Mrs. J. P. Lucas
acted as the reception committee. The
rooms were prettily decorated for the
occasion and dainty refreshments were
served during the afternoon.
Chicago is going to have an egg
parade. The Washington Post says:
"Good gracious! Are the Chicago
eggs old enough to walk?"
new crop Canned Goods:
r Alt A t
Formerly of Hood River, is now 4
located at 245 12 Washing
ton St., Portlanp, Ore.
II. C. Coe, a pioneer resident of
Hood Kiver and now living in South
ern California, does not altogether
agree with his old friend, Robert Rand,
who recently wrote the News a letter
about that sunny land. Captain Coe
writes as follows:
"Editor News: I hav just returned
from an all day's outing along the
ocean front, through Del Rey, Venice,
Ocean Park, Santa Monica to Port
Los Angeles, and out to the end of the
S. P. K. It. mile-long wharf.
It has been a perfect southland day
and over 10,000 visitors, mostly tour
ists, have thronged the Venice piers
and beaches.
"This evening I took up the News
and read it through, including my old
friend Rand's letter, and then shiver
ed a little as I read how Councilman
Ld Mayes wanted the two feet of
slush and snow shovelled off the walks
never would nave believed that a
California pioneer of '49 would have
so fully repudiated his first love as
Brother Rand did had I not seen it in
print. Yes, I did tell him, in strict
confidence, that I believed the Al
mighty had forsaken the land, that is
turned it over to the rule of Mammon
the King of Dollars; that the morning
invocation of the Southlander had been
somewhat revised from the orthodox
original, thusly: 'Give us this day our
daily stranger, and lead them Into
temptation, forget our debts, and de
liver us from cold snaps.' Yes, the
frost hurt some but will make no per
ceptible difference in the general pros
perity of the country for the coming
year. I remember, as if but yesterday,
a winter in Hood River many years
ago, when not only the fruit, but ev
ery peach tree in the valley was killed
to the snow line. A hard blow to the
few isolated farmers then struggling
for an existence. But that did not
condemn the country. No, far from it.
Hood River is all right and Dame Na
ture's lavish band has made it incom
parably beautiful, but in this South
land the hand of man has transformed
the arid wastes into an earthly para
dise. True, the Frost King has laid a
heavy hand on beauty's bower and the
graceful palms are drooping, but a few
months of cloudless skies will cure all
the ills wrought by his frozen breath
and the 'crop of tourists' never fails.
They are our bread of life. They
bring their dimes and Mollars by the
millions and pour them out at our feet
They come by the thousands daily
and tax the hotels and rooming houses
to the utmost. Over five million dol
lars will be Bpent the coming year in
hotels alone.
'Building statistics show that over
five lineal miles of buildings wera
erected in Los Angeles county during
every month of 1912 and the building
permits for January, 1913, were over
two million dollars.
'Los Angeles today has over 500,000
inhabitants, 30,000 automobiles, 7,000
motorcycles and 3,000 motor trucks.
The streetcars hauled over seventy
million passengers last year.
"Land deals running up as high as
$1,500,0000 to $2,000,000 are of fre
quent occurance.
'When the new townsite of El Se-
gundo, adjoining the Standard Oil
Works, was opened a year ago, $80,000
worth of lots were sold the first day
and not a building on the tract. Bus!
ness property on Broadway and Spring
streets in the city sell at $2,500 to
$3,000 per front foot on 8th street four
blocks from the heart of the city.
The resources of the Security Trust
& Savings Bank are over $47,000,000
and those of the First National Bank
are still larger.
Brother Rand is right again about
the papers (the Times and the Exam
iner each have a daily issue of 80.000)
When I want to get news outside of
Los Angeles I buy the Oregonian or
Journal. But to conclude this lone let
ter the climate is responsible for all
our prosperity. While not absolutely
perfect, it is as near so as can be
found on God's green foot stool.
came here filled with rheumatism.
aches and pains. They are all cone
now. Was never better in my life.
In conclusion, as a bona fide resident
of this state and county, I wish to
thank the Hood River contingent, now
touring in our midst.for their generous
contributions to the general of
prosperity in the shape of room rents,
board bills, car fares and the nirklen
and dimes donated to soda, pop, Ice
cream and pop corn stands. Ic all
H. C. COE."
True-to-Name Nursery has opened
an office In town on corner opposite
from Oregon Hotel and samples of
trees can be seen In tree yard adjoin
ing office. Mr. Galllgan will be at the
office Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days. WANTED Men and women to learn
watchmaking and engraving, few
months only learning. Practical work
from start. Positions secured for
graduates. Practical trade not over
done. Write for particulars. Watch
making School, 210 Globe Building,
Portland, Ore. tf
Rodney L. Glisan, a member of the
party of Portlanders who recently
made the trip up the slopes of Mt
Hood to the clubhouse of the Portland
Snowshoe Club, has described his trip
in a most interesting maimer and the
description is herewith given in part:
At Hood River a special car took
the party to Parkdule near the head
of the Hood River Valley at the end
of the local line. The mountain was
In plain view, the sky being clear, giv
ing promise of good weather and good
About 7:30 the next morning a four-
horse bob sled took the party about
five miles, the driver intending to go
to the MacRush place but the snow in
creasing to five feet deep proved too
much for the hardworked horses and
in spite of the laudable efforts of sev
eral of the party who tipped others
over into the deep snow to lighten the
load, the horses finally came to a
standstill near the entrance gateway
of the National Forest Reserve.
The packers, anticipating trouble for
the horses had come down the road to
meet us and appeared with the snow
shoes as some of the party were test
Ing the snow, floundering over waists
With snowshoes adjusted they start
ed up the deep sunk, evenly trodden
trail In the center of a road of abso
lute whiteness leading through walls
of green timber, the branches bend
Ing with their snowy mantles, far more
attractive to look up to than to shake
off when the accumulated weight shift
ed its burden onto the passerby as it
did occasionally by accident or design.
Scenes Are Wonderful
Wonderful vistas opened at every
turn. Stepping over the telephone
wire as it crossed the road or walking
over a log under wnicn the autos
glided in summer, watching tracks of
animals, their travels recorded in the
snow as in a book, the party leisurely
passed through the forest over enor
mous snow drifts on China Fill and
Ghost Ridge, arriving about 2:30 at
the clubhouse on the ridge just below
Cloud Cap Inn at an elevation of near
ly 6000 feet.
Tunnel 30 Feat Long
Making their way through a tunnel
In the snow over 30 feet in length to
the door we entered the clubhouse and
found a blazing fireplace and were wel
comed by the chef with visible signs
of his skill as master of the range.
Every -minute was used to good ad
vantage on skis and snowshoes trying
slides and jumps on Ghot Ridge just
below the clubhouse or trying other
slopes, penetrating the deep and silent
forest, venturing up to the Seracs on
Eliot Glacier or climbing the ridge to
Cooper's Spur.
The enormous depth of snow filled
crevasses and deep hollows among the
Seracs, so conspicuous in summer a.d
even the ice pinnacles were covered,
only the higher ice walls and shafts
of greenish blue appearing above the
Beautiful Panorama Seen
From all viewpoints wonderful pan
oramas were secured. Adams, Rain
ier and Helens were in full sight, The
frozen, snow-covered surface of Lost
Lake was visible and where In summer
only three snow peaks are seen, Larch
Mountain and lesser peaks had joined
the snow brigade, making the timber
ed Columbia Basin a second Switzer
Mt. Hood was naturally the most
prominent and absorbing object, al
ways Impressive whether dimly visible
In gusts of snow the first day or later
in full view in clear sunlight or a sil
houette as the moon passed on and
left It In the shadow.
Snow Predominating Feature
The one predominating feature was
the purity of the winter sno.w On the
mountains It filled every hollow, the
rocky ridges emphasizing the absolute
whiteness. Piled in drifts high above
the ridgeboard of the Ladd cottage,
forming high banks on the east end of
Cloud Cap Inn where the wind swept
by the corner and cut the drift forc
ing the snow up In the mountainous
Here and there a white bark pine
checked the drifts or, snowed under,
defiantly thrust sinewy branches
through the snow white blanket.
We cannot, of course, all be handsome,
And it's bard for us all to be good;
We aro sure now and then to be lonely
And we don't always do as we should.
To be patient Is not always easy,
To be cheerful Is much harder still;
But at least we can always be pleasant
If we make up our minds that we will.
And It pays every time to be kindly,
Although we feel worried and blue;
If you smile at the world and look
The world will soon smile back at you;
So try and brace up and look pleasant,
No mitter how low you are down;
Good humor Is alwaya contagious,
But you banish your friends when you
Boost for the experiment station.
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of muBlc in it? What will a Music
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