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3od Iftver Slacier
FRIDAY. APRIL 25, 1902.
A Road to the River.
At a called meeting of Hasaalo club and clt
Uens of Hood River at the club womi to
listen to Messrs. L. B. Becley, L. W. C'relghlon
and ('apt. F. H. Bherman of the White Col
lar Line and Jos. Paquct a contractor of Pott,
landau to the advisability of building a di
rect roud to the boat landing, President 0. E.
Williams of the Hassalo club called the meet.
Ing to order and the matter wan discussed at
length. Tiuman Butler then moved that a
committee of Ave be appointed by the chair
to take charge of the matter and consult with
Mr Paquel an to the best route, right of way
and coMt of construction. Thla was adopted
and the rhulr appointed to act on this com
mittee, Menard F C Brasilia, iAnHe Hutler, A H
Blowers, Oco T Prather and J L Henderson.
Tills eouiinlttce was alsotolHkeentliecharge
of preliminaries and U) soltell milmurlptluiiB
to build the road.
It was voted that each and every one In
Hood Klverand In Hood Klver valley should
act as asaeomriiltteeof one to push the mat
ter In any way within their powor to It till
tlllmeut MrHeeley then made a few remarks
In which he aald we must now take su ps to
wards the opening of one of the most hnpoi t
ant gateways w II liln our reach, I. e. gateway
to the river and he was satlsiled that from
what he had seen that we would push the
matter and that the White Collar Line would
give whatever assistance we should ask ol
them and that they were for It and would
Slav with us from start to finish.
After a few more remarks which, however,
did not bear directly on the subject, the meet
ing adjourned to give the committee a chance
. toewnfer with Mr i'aquet as to routes, plans
and cost of construction as nearly as possible.
Ciias. N.CLABKK.Sec. pro. torn.
(.'rapper Crtmpings. i
The Social club met at Mr. and Mrs.
Reed's April 15th with a goodly number
of the members present. After the
quotations from Oliver Wendell
Holmes, had been given, a short
but good programme followed. Mr.
Reed gave some good advice to the
young people,in a selection from Josh
Killings, entitled, "How to Court." Miss
Wickham gave a recitation called "The
Dutchman's Spook." Mr. and Mrs.
Kinsey favored us with a comic song,
"The Dutchman's Proposal." Then
came the horrors. Each one present
had brought their special aversion, and
some queer ones were seen, to be sure.
Kvery package was numbered, and these
drawing corresponding numbers, were
partners for supper. Mrs. Martin had
a box of flies; Mr. McCurdy, a dagger;
Miss Wickham, a tub and washboard;
Fred Taylor, "From the Cradle to the
Grave; Mrs. Lyons, a holey stocking;
Mr. Lyons, dry brown bread ; Mrs.
Wickham, a "holy" sock; Mr. Arneson,
barbed wire; Miss Martin, Cuban cigar;
Vovle Lindsay, a dish-rag; Mrs. Kineey,
a buffalo head ; Charles Reed, "A Wo
man's Tongue."; Miss Hackett, dirt;
Fred Gates, pills; Miss Lindsay, a pig
Mr. Kinsey ,an onion ; Mrs.Reed, a cow ;
Mr. Hackett, a wood tick; Mrs. Alcuur-
dy, a bottle of bugs ; Mr. Wickham, a
balky horse. Everybody enjoyed a hearty
laugii while the "horrors were pa
around. All that have partaken of
the club suppers will know that full
justice was given this one. The table
looked very pretty decorated in white
hyacinthea. Alter supper was over,
good nights were said, and this ended
our weekly meetings. Our next meeting
will be held at Mr. and Mrs. Wickham's
May 20th. Mr. McCurdy remembered
the old adage, that "all work and no
play makes jack a dull boy, "so he kind
ly took his hired man along with him to
the club the other evemng.and although
unaccustomed to mingle with as select a
crowd as the club is composed of, yet
he seemed to enjoy himself quite well,
and no doubt Mr. McCurdy was well re
paid for his generous act by an extra
amount of work done the next day.
Fred Taylor,' last Sunday, had the
misfortune to break the tongue to hie
vehicle, but being close to Mr. Wick
ham's when it happened, and calling on
him for assistance, the damage was soon
repaired, and Fred went on his way re
joicing. Every one should call on Mr. King
and see the latest in sausage grinders ;it
is a great invention, needing no knife;
patent applied fur.
Mr. Hackett has treated himself to a
brand new hack.
Mrs. Lindsay is quite sick with the
I am getting real uneasy about Ikey.
Ho don't look well, but with the wash
ing, ironing, baking, scrubbing and try
ing to wedge in time to work his berries
and make garden, he has a hard time of
it, and 1 am afraid the climate don't
agree very well with him either, but I
am getting along fine with my book.
We are having most beautiful spring
weathor at present, rlowing, seeding,
setting strawberry plantB and making
garden is the order of the day.
Mrs. R. K. Alldredge of Hubbard,
Marion Co., Oregon, a sister of Mrs. A.
T. Dodge.is visiting friends and relatives
in the vailey. She expects to return to
her home in about three weeks.
Mr. Angus is very sick with tonsilitis
A.T.Dodge expects to go to The Dalles
after his team next Saturday.
There will bo a dance at Mr. Chan
dlers Friday night the 25th.
Our friend I. K. E. of Dukes valley
and myself have got mixed up some
way, or- rather some one has got
us mixed up, I don't know which. Any
. way there is a mistake somehow or
other, so I guess 1 will have to change
my name. I have consulted Mrs. Ikey,
and we have concluded that it would be
the best to do under the circumstauces.
So Mr Editor, if it will not cause you
too much trouble we will sign our names
hereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Ikey.
Mt. Hood Soles.
E. W. Gribble went to Hood River
last Saturday and made final proof in
supportof his homestead. His witnesses
were . U. tiessanu tnenororaDie u. k
II. J. Hess received notice last Thnrs
day that the decision had beeu returned
from Washington in his favor on the
contest for his homestead. Every one of
his friends are well pleased with the de
cision. Last Saturday evening there w:as a
dance given at the Baldwin ranch, given
by Jacob Wagonblast the manager of
the ranch. There were present more
than 50 persons. Music was furnished
by Mr. Lenz and his German band, as
sisted by Lewis Baldwin on the organ.
Dancing began about 9 o'clock, and all
hands enjoyed themselves as of old.
There was a' few games of cards also by
the ones who don't dance. Mine host
did all in his power to make every one
comfortable, as did the housekeeper,
Mrs. Hoag. Dancing and card playing
went on till about midnight, when the
ladies served supper of pies, cakes and
coffee, after which all bid our friends
good night and departed for their homes.
Our road boss is out smearing the
roads. Says he finds the ground most too
wet to do much permanent work as yet,
but will keep on until the money is all
used up that he has collected, which
would not break a mule's back to carry
Our saw mill is running ten hours a
day and six days every week now. Thev
are piling up the lumber and it looks as
if they would have some lumber on hand
from this time on. L.
Kiirhth tirade !lp!nnias.
The pupils who passed the examina
tions in the eighth grade in Hood River
schools last week received their diplo
mas Friday evening, when commence
ment exercises were held in the Valley
Christian church. Rev. J. W. Jenkins
delivered an able address to' the students
and Supt. Gilbert presented thediplomas.
The following passed with creditable
Barrett School Alice M. Hill, How
ard Shoemaker, Tearl Disbrow, Arthur
Shere, March Morse.Zod Bridges, Ioua
Short, llulda Hinrkhs, Mabel Short.
The highest general average attained by
any pupil was oy nuiua iiinncns, vo.i
I'ltie Grove. .Marion riproai, iruiinu
Winchell. The pupil showing highest
average was Marion Sproat, who made
Hood River town schools do not
close until this week, when diplomas
will be given to the following pupils:
Maude Parsons. Lenore Wynans, Cecil
Green, Ferdinand Struck, Pansy linker.
Herbert Norton, tred Wheeler, welvin
Coon, Nellie Hoar, and Nettie Allen.
Nettie Allen received the highest average
of her class, 89.1.
L. E. MORSE.
Democratic. Candidate for Joint Represent
ative from the Counties of Wasco, Crook
Klamath and Lake.
Letter From Assessor Schmidt.
J. W. Jenkins, Hood River, Ore.,
Dear Sir: Your letter of the 3d inst.,
to Sheriff Kelly, regarding inequality of
assessment was handed to me, and care
fully reading over your statement, must
admit that the property in Hood River
valley has not been equitably assessed
the last year, nor any previous year.and
propably will not be so in years to come
in the eyes of the majority of the tax
payers; for when the assessor comes
around to value the property, invariably
it is not of much value, so the taxpayer
says about $50 or $100, but the very
next day, week or month the very same
property is sold for $1,000 or more. You
know this defect in human nature, self
ishnes, is so prevalent and predominant
in mankind. For explanation, when
the county assessor enters upon his du
ties lie generally consults the county
court as to the pro rata of valuation,
in said county. In our last year's consul
tation it was agreed to assess the prop
erty in Wasco county two-thirds on Hb
full valuation, allowing one-third on
depreciation of value, failure of crops,
etc., but the valuation of property should
be the same or as near so as possible,
according to the location, etc., all over
The assessor divided the county into
different assessing districts,in this county
we have seven assessing districts, as fol
lows :The Dalles.Hood River, Mosier.Du
fur,Wamic,King8ley and Antelope. From
each district one deputy assessor is ap
pointed by the assessor, subject to the
approval of the county court. In The
Dalles district the assessor himself asses
ses the property ;for Hood River district,
M. 11. Nickelsen was appointed, being
favorably recommended by several citi
zens of Hood River, among them C. L.
Gilbert and County Commissioner N. C.
Evans. Each deputy gets verbal and
written instructions alike to the effect
that each kind of property in this coun
ty may bear its just share of the burden
of taxation. The assessor went to Hood
River and in company with Deputy
Assessor M. II. Nickelsen viewed the
different parts of Hood River valley and
the town of tiood Juver, in regard to as
sessing, to conform with values of other
property in Wasco county.
In due time, later in the season, the
assessment lips were brought to this
office from the different assessing dis
tricts. In comparing values it was found
that property in Hood River valley dis
trict was greatly undervalued in almost
every Instance, as the county records
of transfers of property verified. To
call on Mr. Nickelsen to correct the
whole assessment in his district was out
of the question, as only a few days re
mained to enter the contents of assess
ment slips in the tax roll records accord
ing to law ina specified time. After due
consideration and to do justice to the
other taxpayers of Wasco county, I sent
another deputy to Hood River to take
cognizance and re-assess the most note
worthy cases of undervaluation and re
port to this office. This was done and
resulted in the present situation
and just complaint. Mr. Nickelsen,
although a good and honest man, in as
sessing did not take into consideration
the weak spot in human nature, that is,
selfishness, but simply believed what
people told him regarding values of
It is to be regretted that Wasco coun
ty has such a heavy debt hanging on
its shoulders, for last fall after collec
tion of taxes, county clerk's official re
port showed this county's indebtedness
to be $111,000 and accruing interest. It
seems to m) that if our county courts in
former years had levied sufficient taxes
to pay current county expenses, the pres
ent state of finances in Wasco county
would not exist. The present assessor
last year has succeeded in increasing
the amount of taxable property on the
tax roll for 1001 about 30 per cent, most
ly by raising valuations on railroads,
steamboats, warehouses, banks and oth
er corporations, in order for them to
pay a just share of the burden of
taxation, and the sheriff and tax col
lector will have about $.10,000 more tax
es to collect on said tax roll than on the
tax roll of previous years.
The county court last January, being
anxious to reduce this county's indebt
edness, made a high tax levy (za nulls
on the dollar) in order to pay off a large
block of this county's indebtedness,
about $25,000, or more, besides current
county expenses. It is the opinion of
many good citizens that a general reduc
tion of indebtedness would answer the
purpose, in order that the pioneer tiller
of the soil as also the rising industries
may not be taxed to death.
In conclusion I wish to state that the
present assessor has lived in Wasco
county for the last 28 years and has
gained a pretty fair knowledge of values
of property in Wasco county, but it is
impossible for him to view and assess
every piece and parcel of property all
over the county, and must trust to his
deputies to a great extent for a fair and
just assessment. With this object in view
the several deputy assessors receive full
instructions. Again you will remember
that last year's assessment was the first
assessment made by the present asses
sor, ami errors committed may and
should be avoided in future assessments,
for it takes time, good will and arduous
labor to acquire the routine of office
work and necessary know ledge so essen
tial to success. ery respectfully,
C. L. Schmidt.
Rate: to Minneapolis.
The annual meeting of the national
educational association held at Minne
apolis. Minn., Julv 7 to 11, 1902, the O.
R. S N. Co. will sell excursion tickets to
Minneapolis and return from Portland
mill piiiiinifin rtninta nt f.YV D-it.. of
sale June 2Sth. Julv 1st ami Pal. Goimr
limit Julv 10th antf final return limit,
Sept. 1st. Stop-overs will be allowed in
each direction, within the limit. I'sual
diverse routes are available going ami
On same dates tickets will also be
sold t other Missouri river points at
came rate and limits and to Chicago fori
20 higher. A. X. Hoar, agent.
Welds a Sharp Ax.
...... . . , ,
s marvei at uie muumme oi
cut off by Dr. King's Xew Life
pills the most distressing, too. Stom
ach, liver.and bowel troubles lispepfia,
loss of ap)etite, jaundice, biliousness,
fever, malaria, all fall before these won
derworkers. 2.V at Chas. X. Clarke's
Fur Fire Protection.
The question of securing fire protec
tion is now before the people of Hood
River. It is very important that this
question fchould be decided soon. If we
can't accept the proposition from the
Electric Light and Power Co. the sub
ject muft not be allowed to rest till
something is done to help protect us
against fire and reduce insurance. Be
low we publish the proposition of the
Electric Light and Power Co. now be
fore the common council in the shape of
an ordinance. Read it:
An ordinance granting to the Hood River
El -ctric Light.Power and Water Compa
ny the right to lay pipes and mains, and
mains underground through the streets,
alleys Rtid public grounds of thecityof
Hood River.for the purpose of carrying wa
ter into.through and throughout said city,
and to supply the inhabitants thereof
with water, ami for providing meanB of
The city ot Hood River does ordain as
follows: , ...
S..ction 1. That the Hood River Elec
tric Light, Power and Water Company.a
corporation organized under the general
laws of the state of Oregon be, and it is
hereby, granted the privilege and right
of laving mains and pipes underground
in or through the streets and alleys of
the citv of Hood River, for the purpose,
of eonvevinf water into, through and
throughout said city, for supplying the
habitants thereof with water and for
furnishing water forextinguishing fires,
under Hie cnnuittuiiH ami riguiB iiercur
after set forth.
Sec. 2. The Hood River Electric Light,
Power and Water Company shall never
charge greater rates for water for simi
lar uses than are now charged by the
company or persons now supplying wa
ter in said citv of Hood River, and
whenever the water rates charged by
the Hood River Electric' Light, Power
and Water Company shall appear to
the common council of said city
to be exorbitant or unreasonable in
comparison with the company's revenue,
such common council may declare the
same bvresolut ion or ordinance, and cause
a copy of such resolution or ordinance
to be served upon the Hood River Eelee
trie Light, Power and Water Company,
to its president, secretary or managing
agent, and at tne same meeting oi me
adoption of such resolution or ordinance
or at the next meeting of the said com
mon council, may appoint two free'
holders, residents in said citv, as conv
missioners. and the Hood River Elec
tric Light, Power and Water Company
shall within ten davs after ser.ice upon
said company of a copy of the resolution
or ordinance as provided in this section,
appoint two commissioners, freeholders
and residents of Wasco county, Oregon,
and not connected with or interested in
The commissioners so appointed by
the said common council and by said
company shall constitute a commission,
with power by a majority vote of all of
said commissioners to reduce, regulate
or fix the water rates to be charged by
said company during the year then
next ensuing, or until the same
shall be changed by another com'
mission, constituted in the same
manner as hereinbefore provided;
but change by reduction of water rates
Bhall not be made within one year from
the time the same shall be fixed by the
action of any commission as herein pro
Sec. 3. In case such commission con
stituted as is provided in section 2 of
this ordinance shall be unable for any
cause to agree upon what water rates
shall be fixed as reasonable, such com
mission shall select one freeholder,
resident of said Wasco county, to act
with said commission, and a majority of
the commission so constituted shall hx
and determine the maximum rates to be
charged by Baid Hood River Electric
Light,Power and Water Company during
the time provided in section i nereoi;
provided, that if said commission, con'
stituted as provided in section 2, or in
this section, shall not have agreed and
fixed and established such water
rates within thirty days from date of
appointment, such commission shall
be deemed to be dissolved and an
other commission shall be appointed in
like manner, and with like powers and
duties as provided in said section 2 and
in this section. And provided lurtner,
that if the Hood River Electric Light,
Power and W ater Company shall neg
lect or refuse to appoint commissioners
as is provided in section 2 hereof, and
within the time therein provided, then
the common council of the city of Hood
River may make the commission full by
the appointment of two persons w ith the
qualifications mentioned in section
hereof for appointment by saut compa
ny, to act with the two commissioners
originally appointed by said council, and
the commission so constituted shall have
full power to fix and establish water
rates for said company, to be charged as
provided in section 2 hereof.
Sec. 4. As soon as such commission
shall have agreed upon, fiixed and reg
ulated the water rates as hereinbefore
provided, the same shall be reported
the common council of said city of Hood
River und filed by the recorder, who
shall cause notice to be. published
such rates eo established, in some news-
paper published in said city for a period
of ten davs, and if at any time there
shall be none so published, then in
newspaper published in the city of The
Dulles, in said Wasco county during the
same time, after which it shall be uu
lawful for said company to demand or
collect greater or higher charges for
water than as so fixed by said com
Sec. 5. The said Hood River Elec
tric Light, Power and Water Company
shall begin work on the construction of
their water works aforesaid within thir
ty days after the approval of this ordi'
nance, and shall have such works, res
ervoirs, and not less than two miles of
mains laid within said citv aud in com
plete working order within twelve
months from the approval of this ordi
nance. The mains leading from reser
voir to State street on lark street
shall be ten inches in diameter, and the
main through State street to First street
shall be eight inches in diameter; and
the main from State street to River
street on First street in Waucoma and on
River street to First street shall be six
ienhes in diameter; and the mains on
First, Third, anil Fifth streets, and
the mains on Irving, Oak aud First
streets in Waucoma, connecting the
the mains on State street and River
street shall lie four inches in diameter
and the main from State street to River
street on Second street shall be six inch
es in diameter; and the main on Third
Columbia and Fourth streets shall
be four inches in diameter; and a fail-
tire to comply with the requirements
this section shall work a forfeiture of all
the rights and privileges granted by this
Sec.tl. Such waterworks shall beof am
pie capacity to supply a good work ing pres
sure tor fire extinguishing purposes
fire hvdrants at the following points
said citv of Hood River; on State stree
at intersection of First, Third and Fifth
strevtsand 250 feet west of intersection of
Irving strevt and at intersection of Park
street ; on Oak and River streets at the
intersection of First, Third and Fifth
I streets and 250 feet west of intersectioi
i of Irving street and at intersection of
Park street, one on
Second and Oak
streets and one on Second and River
streets in Waueoma : on Columbi
strevt at intersection of Third and Fourt
streets, two on Park avenue, inakin
21 hydrants, all of same to be two-plu
hvdrants, and suitable forusefor'.'S tne
! tire hose; said hydrants and all other
' hydrants that may afterwards be ordered
I ' ''-v as f,rov'ded in this ordi-
nance to be supplied with water at the
rate of u doanj per nionth for each
hvdrant ; provided, that water from
said hydrant shall not be used for
other than tire extinguishing purposes
w ithout the permission of the superin
tendent or manager of said company.
The reservoir of supply shall have a ca
pacity of not less than two hundred and
seventy thousand gallons.andthewaterin
such reservoir shall be at least two bund
red and eighty feet above the grade as now
established of First and Oak streets in
said city. Such reservoir shall contain
not less than one hundred and fifty
thousand gallons of water at all times,
except when it is being cleaned or re
paired. And provided further, that
whenever the common council of said
city of Hood River shall order six fire
hydrants placed in any other part of
the city, the said companyshall, within six
months thereafter, lay a tour-inch iron
water main to such places, such addi
tional hydrants to be not more than 350
feet apart and on the west side of the
stream of Hood river. And the said
Hood River Electric Light, Power and
Water Company is hereby granted the
right and privilege of building, con
structing and maintaining in said city
the necessary reservoirs as hereinbefore
provided, to furnish water for fire ex
tinguishing purposes, together with the
necessary machinery and appliances to
supply such reservoir with water.
bee. 7. All mains or pipes for conduct
ing water which may or shall be laid
by said company pursuant to the provis
ions of this ordinance, shall be laid pot
less than one foot below t le grades
oi streets as now established, and
wnenever excavations or trenches are
.1 . .... . . .
opened for laying or repairing mairs
or pipes in or through any streetor al'ey
in sum ciiy sucn trencnes or excavation
shall be refilled at the expense of said
company and without any unnecessary
delay, and such street put in as good con
dition under the supervision and to the
satistaction of the street commissioner
of said city, as the same was before said
trench or excavation was made. And
all water furnished or supplied through
any such mains or pipes shall be good
and wholesome water. Nevertheless
thecity of Hood River hereby reserves
to itseu, any provision of this
ordinance to the contrary notwithstand
ing, the right to establish and maintain,
on its own account, works in and througn
out said city for the supplying of said
city and the inhabitants thereof with
water, and to that end mav.at ltsoption,
at any time, upon such terms as may be
reasonable, purchase from the said Hood
River Electric Light. Power and Water
Company, and the said company shall
sell to said city all works and appliances
tor supply of water to said city then owned
bv it: and in casa t.lia common lYinncil
of said city and the said company shall fail
to agree as to a reasonable price and terms
tor such purchase and sale, a commis
sion shall be appointed and constituted
tor such purchase and sale in the same
manner and with like effect as is pro
vided in sections two and three of this
ordinance to reduce, fix regulate and
determine rates for water to be charged
bv said company, and when such reason
able price and terms shall have been
agreed upon, fixed and determined
in the manner hereinbefore provided.
and the city of Hood River shall tender
payment and performance on its part,
the said company shall and will make to
said city a full and complete convey
ance of all and every part of its property,
rights, materials and interest in and to
the works of said company for the sup
ply of said city with water, within
thirty days from the date of such ten
der oy said city through its common
Sec. 8. The said Hood River Electric
Light, Power and Water Company shall
file its acceptance of the provisions of
this ordinance within ten days after its
approval by the mayor ; and the city of
iioou jviver, in consiueration oi tne nir
nishing of water for fire protection as in
this ordinance provided agrees to take
water for fire protection from not less
than the number of hydrants specified
herein, at the monthly rate of three
dollars per hydrant for a period of six
ye rs from the date of the completion of
said water works and system as in this
ordinance specified ; provided that the
said company Bhall during all of said
time comply with all of the conditions
of this ordinance.
Death of Geo. Mercer.
Sacramento, Cal. Apr. 16, 1902. Geo
Mercer, son of Mrs. N.J. Mercer of Hood
River, who has been engaged for some
time on the Sacramento river steamer,
Martha Jones, as engineer, was instantly
killed Wednesday of last week by the
revolving fly-wheel. It seems that the
belt had slipped off the main wheel and
he was trying to replace it with the en
gine running at full speed. The belt
caught his clothing and he was whirled
around the wheel with lightning rapid
ity. Capt Hicks of the Martha Jane
and another man witnessed the accident
and both were injured in trvinn to re
lease the unfortunate man. Deceased
was about 88 years of age and was born
near Quincy, Ills, and buried at Sacra
Spring has come once more with all
J. P. Tomsen was in our valley this
week looking after his farm here. Mr,
tomsen nas one of the best farms in
the valley, and as his business calls him
to the Dalles, he has concluded to sell
Any one wishing to buy here would do
well to see him.
Wm. Dodson has just returned
from the upper country with a band of
horses for the Dukes valley farmers.
Mrs. J. F. Dodson is quite sick with
C. R. Bone has moved his camp on
me aiicn to .eai creek
We, as a people of Dukes valley, have
concluded to have a school house in our
valley, which has been much needed
As we have children enough now in the
vauey, we can have a school tndepend
enioi tne surrounding country. l.K.E.
The Question of lire Protection.
Hood River, April 22, 1902. Editor
Glacier: The water question is causing
considerable discussion, and it seems to
me the proposition of the Electric Light
and l ower U). is not well understood by
many of our people. The proposed ordi
nance provides for paying $113 per month
tor 2i iwo-piug nyurauts. i nis seems
considerable sum, but there is another
side to the proposition. When these
hydrants are in and the water supply
turned on, insurance rates will be cut
from 10 to 20 per cent. This would save
to Hood River property owners about
140 per month. Besides there is the ad
ditional protection to the uninsured por
tion of the properties carried by the
owners. This alone would more than
pay for the hydrants. Again, the two
companies coming in competition, as it
was suggested by one of the councilmen
tanu a memoer oi tne present water
company) last night, would certainly re
duce rates, he even suggesting that it
might be as low as a quarter of a cent
per faucet. It is more than probable
tnai uie rates win oe cut in two, and
saving to water consumers made in this
way of from 1,5 to 1100 per month. In
other words, the people of Hood River
can save in cash 1125 to 1150 a month
at an expense of ti3, besides getting the
auuiuoiiai security to tne uninsured
parts of their properties and stocks. If
this is not a good proposition, why not?
The Ureat Dismal Swamp
Of irgima is a breeding ground of
malaria germs.So is low, wet and marshy
ground everywhere. These germs cause
weakness, chilland fever, aches in the
bones and muscles.and may induce dan
gerous maladies. But Electric Bitters
never fail to destroy them and cure ma
larial troubles. They will surelv nre-
vent typhoid. "We tried many remedies
tor maiarta anu stomacn ana liver troub
les," writes John Charleston of Bves-
ville, O., "but never found anything As
I ft , , rr them
i Only 50c-guarantee satisfaction. CfaM.
eoou as ciectnc Bitters." Try them
Wm. Dodson's house in Dukef valley
tight fire from the stove pipe and
ournea to inp ground n ednesday. Kj-
erything in it was burned but a covpl
oi ueus ana one iranc oi ciotning.
We, the undersigned, hereby mutually
agree wttn eaeli otner as louows: mai we
have settled all accounts between ourselves
pertaining to the business of the firm of Jack
son Flrobaugh; H. Jackson Is to assume
all liabilities or said II nil aud collect all ac
count due the firm, and curry ou the busi
ness, w. A. Flrcbaugu to retire irom iu
firm from this date.
Dated at Hood Iliver. or., April in.
HAM UK I. C. JACKSON,
W. A. KIKKHAIMIH.
21l Acres for Sale.
One of the best places In South Hood River:
one mile from city limits: 6 acres of bearing
strawberries, II acres clover, 4 acres ready to
set In plant; good pasture, running water;
orchard enough for family nae; fairly (rood
buildings; all for Sn.outl wttn tne crop, orn,Mi
llhoul. mail uiisi. i inraw.
And plain sewing done at my home on the
hill. a20 MRS. K. C. CLARK.
Hull, rflmrrlpfl. Ser
vice fee $1.00, pnyuble time of Hervice.
Dry Fir Wood.
iliqmns 'i r.u iiii,ith, oi ,h. . uhih.,,.h
Co.'s meat market, for dry ttr rick wood.
..m If ii -. HACK
1IIAU ' -
Boar for Sale.
Poland China Boar for sale: 1H months old,
m'JO MILTON I'K.M.KH.
I have a full-blooded Durham Hull at my
place at Mt. Hood for service,
3 Cottages for Rent.
One U. one I..jO and one f" per month.
Wat- r tiirnisnwi. u
AV. P. WATSON.
A black horse and brown mare, the team
that worked on the street sprinkler, strayed
from the pasture. Liberal reward for knowl
edge of their whereabouts.
Ba WM. IMUMIHUPli
EOOD BUB YS.
SEA BATH AT HOME.
Hood River Man Produces Sea
Water Out of Spring Water.
G. E. Williams of the Hood River
Pharmacy has just received a shipment
of the genuine Sea Salt formed by the
ocean spray along the Mediteranean.
By dissolving one or two cuffuls in
water it produces a delightful bath.
Uood as a tonic. 1'rice tor this weeK,
15c a package. f
WALL PAPEB EMPORIUM.
A beautiful home Is a mirror In which Is re
flected the refined tauten of the home makers.
ArtlHtic wall paper adds to the beauty and re
finement ol tne roonm. We show a splendid
aaftorlment of t he choieeHt papers obtainable,
and our new spring stock Is complete in all
the latest of new designs of home and foreign
The stock of PalnU, Oils, White Lead, Col
ors, etc.. and the tine line of Mixed Pain's to
be found at our nlors are warranted to stand
all kinds of weal her.
Hend for samples or our Wall Paper. 3c a
roll and up. Art Goods, Picture Moldings,
Varnishes. Brushes, Glaus and Decorative
Novelties. Everything to beautify a home at
JACKSON & FIREBAUGH'S,
Painters and Decorators,
Second street. Phone Main 85.
Polled Angus Cow.
Fresh Polled Angus cow for sale. This cow
took seeond prize for butter and milk at the
Portland Fair. A. LKIUUX, Mt. Hood.
Four or five rooms, ith or without furni
ture, for rent at Belmont.
Here's a Bargain.
80 acres, 80 In cultivation, balance easily
cleared. Good fruit land and good berry land.
Good large barn, fair house and enough lum
ber to build new house. Three milk cows, 2
shares ditch slock worth $310. One-third of
nresenterop goes with place. Hot far from
school, l-ocated In Dukes valley, 8 miles out
Price S3.600; TiO0 down, balance at 8 per cent,
all FKATHEU 1NVKSTMKNT CO.
Land for Sale.
D. Everhart haa ft acres of land, 1 miles
from town, near Belmont, on which is Vis
bearing fruit trees, 2yt acres of strawberries,
Hacre bh.rk berries, raspberries and clover,
etc. Inquire on premises or at
ai KVKKH ART'S HTORK.
I will do cleaning, preaslng and repairing of
J ;entlemen's clothing; alto, ladles' skirts and
acketsat reasonable prices. JANE C'OATES,
in Kooms wiin mine, aodou, Aiiiuner,
Eggs for Hatching.
Pure bred Black Mlnnrcas, bred to lay.
Eggs 50 cenui per setting, l-ocnl trade only.
a25 RALPH I.KWIN, Belmont.
Chas. Temple has Just received five gross of
KyeGlasMPs, first quality lenses, and can tit
any prmm in need of rellubie spectacles.
Call and have your eyes tested and filled with
glasses. No charge to show khIm. a'&
Team for Sale.
A young and well-matched team. Price
1140. To be seen on the Butts place.
m2 O. I. KATINOEK.
Eggs for Sale.
White leghorn and While Wyandotte eirga,
75o a setting. M K.S. . I). WO IDWORTH.
To hire a buggv and harness for one horse
forabont two months. W. BA K Elt.
Stock Ranch for Sale.
One of tho best stock ranches In Camas
Prairie for sale: well Improved, with 25 head
of cattle. A bargain, ror particulars. In
quire at W. B. tlole's Hlore. m21
On account of III health I will sell out my
millinery business MK-sH M ABBOTT
Barred Plymouth Rock
F.IIUS for sale at aO cents a setting
all Tllow SHERE
English Yorkshire Boar
Knr sale; price 111
m2 J N KX1HHT, MtHood
Pekin Duck Eggs.
8eventy-Ove cents per selling or 11.
4 J. W. JENKINS.
A full-blood Jersey calf, four months old,
fbrsaleby J. C. BtK.iiH,
Team or horses, shout 10 pounds, and
S4 Mitchell truck, good as new. see
,ii UEO. T. PRATHER.
fTiuiber Land, Act June S, 1878.1
NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION.
United Htate ljnd Office, Vancouver,
Wash., April 14, WZ Notice is hereby given
that In compliance with the provisions of the
i-j.if eoneress of June S, ln.X, entitled "An
act frr the sale of timber lands in the xtates of
California, oreiron, iivhi ann vtasninvuMi
Territory," as extended t all the public land
state by act of A ugusi 4, IHKI,
of Mill Citv, county of , slate oi Oregon,
bas this day tiled In this oltli-e hts sworn
statement. No. 24, for the purchase of the
lots I and 2, and xK of NE and NE
of ISE1 of section I, in township No. t north,
raniteNo. 10 eat, W. M.. and will offer
proof to show that the Und sought Is
more valuable for Its timber or stone than for
agricultural purpose, and to estab.tsh his
claim to said land before the Register and
Receiver of this office at Vancouver, Wash.,
on Monday, tne Till day of July, il
He names as witnesses: Rolwrt E. Cox and
Albert W. Lotxiell.of IVrtland, Oregon; Rb
ert H. rn forth of Mill City, Oregon; Waldo B.
Batch of IVirtland, Oregon. ,
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above-deeenbrd Unds are reuuested to file
thir claims In this office on or before said
;ih day of July, Ih&
alfjeju W. R. Dl'XBAR, Register.
r ... nFl,,l,;!0 as
Po you want a stylish tailor-made suit? If so, call and see our
line of samples. They are all new and of the latest creation ; made
by Edward E. Strauss & Co., Chicago.
You can't beat our foot wear in wearing quality or prices. Shoes
25c and up.
We have all kinds of Ribbons, Laces and Embroideries at the very
It will soon be warm weather. We have all the latest thin goods
at money-saving prices. 1
Full size one pint pieced Tin Cups this week at 2gc each.
Apple and Strawberry Lands
Our "snaps" this week are: A good homestead location, and a fine
farm at less than 26 per acre; nearly half in cultivation, with growing
cropB; plentv of water; orchard nearly 5 years old, and buildings and
farm tools. 'Let us show you our list. We have tracts of five acres and
up, near town or at any point out to the foothills. We have quick money
making propositions. Hood River town lots, from $50 up. If von are
looking for a business opening, or desire to rent or purchase a place, we
can help you. .
We write fire insurance, draw up legal papers of all kinds, and do
type-writer work. We can secure you loans on real estate at low interest
rates. We can give you up-to-date service. Please drop in and try us; if
you do you will come again.
DRIGGS, CULBERTSON & CO.,
From Bait Hook to Creel.
UP 2 DATE.
China Crockery," Glassware, Stoneware, Stationery, Notions,
Fruits, Nuts and Confections.
Aldon's Chocolates, Columbia River and Mt. Hood Views.
Peanuts Fresh Roasted.
Yours for mutual benefit,
GEO. F. COE & SON
Agents for Union Laundry Co. Phone 104.
The place where Good Things are Cheap and
Cheap Things are Good.
Three of the greatest lines on earth ; built on honor. The maker's
name on every pair is evidence that they are O. K. Try them.
We also carrv a full line of staple
Dry Gls,'ii's Mil Gioils, Hats nl Caps.
Hardware and Groceries.
Give us a call, if you want first-class goods at low prices. No
"Cheap John" Btuff here.
A. S. BLOWERS & SON.
Oliver Chilled Plows,
Planet Jr Goods,
If Tea is Your Choice,
We have SEVERAL CHOICE BRANDS in select ffom. FANCY
SPIDER LEG TEA, very early picked, clean, regular loaf, fancy in
EXTRA CHOICE SUN-DRIED TEA, absolutely uncolored, free
from chemicals, and extremely fine in the cup.
Also, the well-known brands of package goods Beaver Tea, Schil
ling's Best, Pride of Japan, Fountain Chop, etc., at
Fresh and Cured Meats.
In comparing prices do not forget that for SPOT CASH we give
5 per cent rebate checks. These are given to save book-keeping, and
of course cannot be allowed on any transaction that goes on the books.
For YOU to
When yon need anything in the line of
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS,
You should call on
CHAS. N. CLARKE.
The Glacier Pharmacy
OF CAREFUL CONSIDERATION
and a call to see oa will convince you that we carry the very best line
of FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES. Call and see our fine
new line of Coffees, Extracts and Spices.
HANNA & HARTLEY.
Free Delivery. Phone 225.
& FEED, VEGETABLES
LIST OF LANDS
1. Lots in Waucoma Tark addition
from $!K) to lti0.
2. Eligible residence lots in Spangler'a
subdivision, near cannon house; only
$80; terms easy.
3. A rare bargain. The north 40 acres
of the Henderson farm at $1000 cash, for
ten days only.
4. Twenty-five acres of the Silliman
place, East Side ; 18 acres in cultivation ;
young orchard ; f 76 an acre.
5. Unimproved and improved fruit
land to rent on five years lease.
6. For 30 days, the Henry Coe house
and two lots, knowff as the McCrory
property ; price f 500 cash.
7. Barrett-Sipma addition ; f 75 per lot :
$10 down and $5 per month ; no interest.
8. One of the most valuable corners
in the center of Hood River. Price
9. Fine homestead of 100 acres on
Rock creek near Davenport's. Price
$l,U0O $3U0 down, balance at 0 per
10. Lots in Hull's addition: each
lot level, 80 x 140 ; center of ball ground ;
11. 20 acres off the C. Dethman place
known as the Cox 20 ; all cleared and
ready for the plow ; price $2,000.
12. For 30 davs, 4 lots lyhiK east of
the McCrory property ; price $175 cash
for the two.
lleavener 10 acres. Trice,
14. Two eligible residences near cen
ter of town. Must be sold in 30 davs.
15. Six acres and cottage. East Side.
known as the Chas. B. Prathar place,
will be sold cheap for cash in 30 days.
10. Geo. Melton's lot and cottace in
Barrett-Sipma addition $400.
17. Five acres at Frankton, known as
the C. H. Rogers place. Price $1,000.
18. Thos. Shere 9 acres : new cottage ;
near Burrett school house; price $1,600.
19. The Glover farm, well improved.
i4 miles from Goldendale; 240 acres;
140 acres in cultivation ; G3 acres in
winter wheat ; 7 acres in hog pasture,
with a creek running through it; all un
der fence, with cross fences; large
new barn and fine house. Price $12.50
an acre ; will take Hood Ktver property
in part payment.
20. Fifteen acres one mile from town
on main road; one-half cleared, house
and barn. Price $200 per acre.
21. N. S. E. M, S. N. E. M sec.
4, T. 3 N., R. 11 E White Salmon ; fine
timber land; $10 per acre.
22. The Emerson homestead, onlvone
mile east of town ; fine range ; $1,600.
28. 529 acres, with much fir timber.
including both falls on Hood river. Re-
ler to Hutler & Co.
32. Emma G. Robinson's 100 acres on
hills east of White Salmon, known as
the Dryer place; fine timber; unim
100 acres of land about 8 miles from
Hood River on Mosier creek, new house,
three acres in fruit, perfect title, $1000,
for sale at the Emporium.
House for Rent Coe's new cottage on
the school house hill. Trice $7.50 per
month ; well water on the premises.
Money to loan.
At the Emporium is kept a first-class
surveyor's transit, and the proprietor
being a practical surveyor, is well pre
pared to do the work of laying out acre
age property in lots and blocks, and do
ing all kinds of surveying.
N. B. Terms are easy on all the above
lands, with interest at 0 per cent. Per
sons desiring locations on homesteads
and timber claims should apply at the
ITImber Land, Act June , 1878.1
NOTICE FOU PUBLICATION.
United Htatea I.and Office, Vancouver,
Wash., Feb. 24, 1MB. Notice is hereby Kiven
that in compliance with the provision's of the
act of congress of June 3, 1K78, entitled "An act
for the sale of timber lands In the states of
California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington
territory," as extended to all the public land
stales by act; of August 4, luri,
UEOKHK O. UKYNOI.DH,
of Portland, county of Multnomah, suite of
Oregon. has tills dayri led In thlsoftice his sworn
statement No. tstJl for the purchase of the
Lot H, south UNW yt and NW V, iSW H of
section No. 1, In township No. (I north,
range No. 10 east, W. M and will of
fer proof to show that the land nought
la more valuable for Its timber or stone than
for agricultural purposes, and to establish his
claim U said land bcrore the Register and
lteceiver of tills otllce at Vancouver, Wash.,
on Tuesday, the i:tth day of Mav, 1!U.
He names as witnesses: Albert W. Ibdell,
J. Allyn and Hubert K. Uix, all of Portland,
Oregon, and James V. UoX of Trout Lake,
of Portland, county of Multnomah, state of
Oregon, has this day filed In thlsoftice his
sworn statement. No. 2(72, for the purchase of
the south y, southeast ulh 4 south
west 14 of section No. Jt2, In township No. 6
north, range No. 10 east, Willamette meridian,
and will oiler proof to show that the land
ought Is more valuable for its timber or
stone than lor agricultural purHse, and to
establish his claim to said land before the
K.'glsierand Receiver of this office at Van
couver. Wash., on Tuesday, the 13th day of
1, H." nK.1""' " "''messes: Oeorge ). Reynolds.
Rots-rtr.fi.xand Albert W. Lobdell, all of
Portland, Oregon, and James F. Cox of Trout
Lake, Vt ash.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
ahovH-descrllsjd lauds are requested to file
their claims tn this office on or before said
Ulh day of May, 1KJ2.
"l7'"" W. R. Dt'NBAR. Register.
(Timber Land, Act June 8, 1878.)
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
I'nlted Hlntes jnd Office, Vancouver.
W anh., March 24. lil-Notlce is hereby given
that In compliance with the provisions of
the act of congress of June 8, 1k78, entitled
"An act for the sale of timber lands In tho
Stat.- of California, Oregon. Nevada and
W aslitngton Terrlt.ry," Ms extended to all
the public land suites by ad of August 1. Iwi
J-iHKPII A. I.KAH,
or Portland, county ot Moliiiomnh, state oi
Oregon, has litis day tiled In this office
his sworn statement No. ;, for the purchase
ortheM. K.V, N. F.if of section No. II In town
ship No. a north, range No. lueasl, W. Mand
a lii oiler proof to show that the land sought
la more valuable lor its timberor stone than
for agricultural purposes, and to establish his
claim to mi nl tHiid before the Register and
Reviver of ihU m M Vancouver, ash
on 1 uesday, the loth day of June, IMCi.
i L"V!""'" wilne'e: James Cox, of Trout
Lake, K ith.; Albert W. Ib.lell and Rolcrt F.
I ox. of Portland, Or.; and Josepb 1). Ked, of
I rout Lake, Wash.
Any and all oern claiming adversely the
als.ve-deacrihed lands are requested u tile
their claims in thla office on or before said
loth day of June,
V W. R. DUNBAR, Register.