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3(ood liver Slacier.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1903.
A Five Mill Tax.
A small number of taxpayers gathered
at the school house Friday afternoon to
vote a tax for carrying on our school for
the ensuing year and to pay interest on
bonds. A total of 21, including the
janitor and one non-resident, were
enough interested to attend the meet
ing. The clerk, C. E. Hemman, had
posted figures as follows on the black
board when the meeting wag called to
order by Chairman T. It. Coon:
Ex peuses for present school year
Salaries. $ 2,840
Interest on bonds 5(K)
The amount of assessable property in
the district at last assessment was 315,
440. The number of children of school
age found in the dietrict at last census
G. J. Gessling moved that a tax of 4
mills be levied 1.4-5 mills to pay inter
est on bonds and 2.2-10 mills for salaries
and incidental expenses.
Considerable discussion ensued. Mr.
Gessling explained that, counting upon
an increase in the school population of
about 75, and an increased apportion
ment from the state per capita, a 4-mill
tax" would be enough to meet all expen
ses of the school for the coming year,
including the employment of two ad
C. A. Bell said that he had estimated
the cost of the school for the coming
year, and he found that a 5-mill tax
would be required.
Chairman Coon urged that the tux
be levied upon a basis of a nine-months
I). McDonald was very much in favor
of a nine-months term of school and
moved to amend Mr. Gessling's motion
by making it read 3.1-5 mills for salaries
and incidental expenses. The amend
ment carried, when the original motion
was put and adopted unanimously and
the meeting adjourned.
The council met in special session on
luuuuny evening, January to, 10 con'
gider the matter of levying a tax for
Present Mayor Coon, Aldermen
Blowers, H. F. Davidson, Prather, Gess
ling and Mayes, Recorder Nickelaen and
The mayor stated the object for which
the special meeting had been called.
Alderman Prather oi moped the lew
of a tax on the ground that anything
cient to provide the necessary funds for
fire protection and other necessary im
provements, and as such a tax would
cause great dissatisfaction he opposed
the levy of any tax at all, claiming that
H the city could not make necessary
improvements it could get along without
a tax( as it had done in previous years.
Alderman Blowers also opposed a tax
on the ground that very little could be
accomplished with the amount that
would be thus raised, but said that as
the present condition of the cess-pools
throughout the city were a menace to
public health, he would be. -heartily in
favor of bonding the city foe the amount
necessary to put in. a sewer system,
Alderman Maves said that while he
was not as familiar with the conditions
as some ot trie memoers, It was evident
that the city must have revenue to pay
ordinary running expenses and he wue
in favor of a tax that would be sufficient
for that purpose.
Alderman Gessling favored a small
tax for running expenses, figuring that
the dog tax and other items collected
by the mnrshal would help out consider
ably. Alderman H. F. Davidson favored the
levy of a tax sufficient to meet all ordi
nary demands without danger of run
ning the. city into debt. He said that
the business interests of the city de
manded some protection, and therefore
it was necessary to have a city marshal ,
and as the city derived its support from
the surrounding country he thought
that the city Bliould furnish some street
lights for the accommodation of people
from the country whea business de
manded their presence in town after
night, as well as for the convenience of
residents. He therefore moved that a
levy of five mills be made.
1 he motion was seconded by Mayes.
Gessling moved to amend by substi
tuting three instead of five mills, which
motion was seconded by Blowers.
Lenlie Butler was accorded the privi
lege of the floor and made an eloquent
plea in faor of a five-mill tax, holdnij
that the interest of the city demands
an increase rather than a decrease in
On the question of the amendment
lllowers, Gessling and rrather voted
aye, II. F. Davidson and Mayes, no, and
Ihe amendment carried.
On the motion as amended, Prather
voted no, all others aye and The motion
This levy, if all taxes Bre collected,
will provide a revenue of only $086.44,
or a little more than will ne necessary
to pay the marshal's salary.
On motion the council adjourned.
Mure Markets for Hood River.
H. F. Davidson returned Monday
from an extended trip South and East,
where lie has been looking up future
markets for the fast increasing fruit
products of thib section which are being
marketed oy his company. Me reports
the prospect for markets for our fruit
as being excellent, particularly in
strawberries and apples, nur specialties,
and made arrangements with the best
houses in the cities visited for hand
ling the shipments of the Davidson
Fruit Co. The trip extended as far as
New York, where Mr. Davidson Inves
tigated the cider and vinegar business
and arranged with an expert in this
line to take charge of this department
of their factory, and a complete cider
and vinegar plant will be added to the
business. At present the supply of a
grade of fruit necessary to make a plant
of this kind profitable is too limited to
operate a separate cider and vinegar
plant lu Hood River, as the farmers are
now producing a very small pertentage
of cull apples, and of course nothing
else can be used, as first class fruit In
too valuable; but the Davidson Fruit
Co. will arrange to do this work in
connection with their canning busi
ness, and wilt use up the waste that
heretofore has been a total lot. In
addition to the siua'l revenue this will
give the growers fur their otherwise
worthless fruit, it will Induce them to
get this fruit out of the orchards and
will have a good Influence in keeping
down the pcttts and diseases that at
tack the fruit. The cannery will be in
operation again this season, and an
opportunity will be given to the grow
era to sell such fruit as they may have
that is suitable for canning. Tbe price
of first-class berries has always been too
high for canning, but with the largely
Increased acreage it is, expected there
Will be enough berries that w ill get too
ripe for shipping, which, along with
the culls that am worked into cheap!
jams, will furnish enough fruit tooper-1
ate without Ihe luies that have here
tofore been made nu account of a lack
of supply of berries.
Mr. Davidson snys Ms trip has made
a larger and much tetter market for
the product of Hood River fiti'ms. The
apple crop was extremely heavy
throughout the country, but the mar
ket for the high grade Hood River
apples has iieen good, and while there
is a prost.t for a much larger crop of
strawberries In California, Colorado,
Missouri and Wisconsin next season
than for several years past, yet the
dealers all say they have a good trade
for fancy Hood River berries and want
them In large quantities, but that it is
useless to ship ordinary fruit, as they
call get plenty of that kind nearer
Mrs. Davidson, who accompanied her
husband on his Eastern trip, will re
main until March 1, when she will
return to her Hood River home accom
panied by Wm. H. Chipping and fam
ily. Mrs. Chipping is a daughter of
Charles Davidson nnd sister of H. F.
Davidson." They . will make Hood
River their future home.
Rood River School.
The following pupils were neither
tardy nor absent for month ending Jan
William Hull .
Grace Hoi man
Uov Samuel Charley i
Amanda Sieverkrop Nellie Hoar
Martha Struck Melvin Coon
Edgar Van Allen
Earl Don nelson
Pnl nut Hogeu
Gussie Fo' 8 icrg
C D. Thompson-, Principal.
Salt mackerel at Hartley's.
Valentines at Coe & Son's.
Go to McGuire's for prepared min
meat. Nona better.
House to It. A four-room cottage,
furnished. Apply to Mrs. Alma Howe.
Clover Harmonophone and up-to-date
Harmonicas at Coe & Son's.
D. F. Lamar has 50 tons of No. 1 hay
or sale wheat, timothy a:id clover.
New line of Valentines just received
from Chicago by Coe & Son.
If you want your goods delivered at
once, order them at Hartley s.
Boh White Flour is the best. Try it
For Rent Furnished house, close in.
inquire ol triday & Lames,
Bring your chickens and egas to Hood
Kiver Commercial (Jo
See the display of Fancy, decorated
table-ware at 1 he Sxt (.ash Grocery.
Just received a line of watches,
clocks, jewelry and silverware, at r.
Clarke's, opposite postoffioe.
Dressed chickens for Sunday at Hood
Kiver Commercial Co
Flour and Feed at Spot Cash Gro
If you want good bread, buy "Bob
W hite ' Hour, lor sale at Spot Cash
If you want to file on timber land
homesteads, call on George T. Prather,
u. S. Commissioner, district of Oregon
ii win pay you lo gel our prices
before buying your winter supply of
groceries. Ihe bpot Cash Grocery
Are you contemplating buying a
watch? Before purchasing gee F. V.
Clarke, opposite postothce,
Dry Oak Wood for Sale. Davenport
Bros, uimoer co. nave drv oak cord
wood for sale. Inquire at Mount Hood
rorSale 210 acres, all farm imple
ments, including new hay baler, and
stock. Free water; fine stock ranch.
Inquire of Friday & Barnes.
For watches, clocks, jewelry and sil
verware, see I. W . Clarke, at Clarke's
drug store, opposite postottiee.
Two hundred to fo.000 to loan on real
estate. If your security is good your
money is rea'dy. Prat her Investment Co.
Rev. J. L. Hershner will preach at
Pine Grove on Sunday, at 3 p. m.
Unitarian Services. Rev. W. G. Eliot.
jr., will preach in A. O. U. W. hall. Sun
day at 11 o'clock. Subject: "Some
Questions snd Answers Concerning Re
ligious relocation. A business mee'
nig will be held immediately after the
services. All interested are requested
Congregational Church. Preaching
service with worship w ill be conducted
by the pastor, Rev. J. L. Hershner,
on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school
at 10 a. m., with A. C. Staten", super
intendent. Christian Endeavor service
at 7 p. m. Mid-week meeting on
l'hursday at 7 p. m.
I'. B. Church Herbert C. Shaffer,
pastor. Sunday School at in a. m. Wor
ship and preaching of the Word at 11
a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Y.P.SC. E. at 7
p. in. Junior C. E. at 3 p. m. Meeting
for prayer and praise, ednesday-eveu-h.
at 7:30. All are welcome.
Valley Christian Church J. W. Jen
kins, pastor. Sunday school at JO a. in.
Preaching at 11 a. ni. and 7:30 p.m.
Christian Endeavor meeting at ( :30 p.
M. E. Church Rev. F. R. Spaulding,
pastor. Sunday School at 10. Preach
ing services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Junior League at 3 Epworth League at
6:30 p.m. Sunday, and E. L. prayer
meeting Tuesday evening at 7 :30. Gen
eral prayer meeting Thursday evening
at 7 :30. The public is cordially invited.
The weather has been variable for the
past week. Saturday's heavy raifi
soaked the ground; Sunday was part
sunshine and part stormy, with occa
sional showers of snow ; Monday, snow
fell all day, and Monday evening the
beautiful was a foot deep; Wednesday
morning the thermometer marked 22
degrees above zero, the coldest of the
winter; Thursday morning as we go to
press, a livelv suow storm is prevailing,
and it looks fike we might have some
old-fashioned Hood River winter
For the benefit of our young Ska
manians who are contemplating a trip
to the strawberry fields ntxt spring
we will state there will be employment
for hundreds of pickers in the Under
wood neighborhood. And more agree
able people to work for than those
around here will be hard to locate.
Among our leading strawberry growers
maybe mentioned: Wm. Kellendonk,
Robert Kline, C. E. Larsen, Ed Under
wood, Fred Lnthv, Chas. Row nk rati,,
Wm. Wendoff, N." M. Munch and Huff.
STORY OF THE
Spot Cash Grocery.
Once there was a grocer with a sparse patch of greens on his chops
and a physiognomy that slanted out from his chin upward like ft corn
crib. Despite his abnormal bulb you could have crowded all his grey
mutter Into a medium sized nut. In other words, his stock of credulity
wits a number of caudle powers in excess of his blimp of sagacity.
Which explains why he sold his goods on time and promises, instead
of extending his mitt for the root of all evil.
The people viewed him 'as a sort of open-door proposition, and
numbers of tlioui came in and engaged space lit his ledger to the extent
of aeverul chapters. On spare evenings the grocer was want to trot out
the big book and gloat over the prospects It was literally bulging with.
He built beautiful ethereal castles, lie eould peep into tho future and
see that atlluence and holidays were almost in pins and needles await
ing his arrival. Eveiything'brlght and worth while was frantically
After u spell, though, he was awakened by a cruel hump, and he
began to realize that he was playing against awheel of fortune with
numerous blanks I hereon. Jabe Skinner's account had grown venera
ble and Jabe sort of hung back about disgorging.' Spin Watson's aim
in life appeared to be to put growth on his I. O. U. Abe Buck didn't
lose any sleep over his'n. In fact there was a whole tribe of folks who
seemed to be too proud lo beg, too honest to steal, and so got trusted.
There wits another strata just above these proud hounds which now
and then sauntered in and paid part on account, on the same principle
that a man spits on his bunds to wade in all Ihe harder. To be sure a
good many conscientious souls puid up promptly, but they were on the
short end of the teeter, and so things wouldn't balance for the grocer.
Now it is not w ritten that a dealer who is sutislled with a full
ledger and a lot of palavering customers is likely to blossom out Into a
J. Pierpont Morgan or. a soulless corporation. This idea got right
fbrninst Mr. Grocer, then, and made his brain purr. He realized Ihut
he had grasped opportunity by the end of the tail and just escaped
being kicked to death. Hinlit there and llien lie placed the seat of his
trousers carefully on top of the otlice stool (he being within at (he time)
grasped the pen of his errors, and straight way resolved that henceforth
no living soul would curry away any of his goods without Hashing the
evil rhino. It wasn't a dog's age before the people b.-g.-m to get next
to the fact that the old grocery man knew his p's mid q's. He eouhl
buy more In the ojieii market with ready money. He could give heup
ing measures to his patrons for the actual dough al the lime. His- lati
tude was broadened in diverse ways. And Irs customers) saw that they"
were getting the long end of the thing. There were no hook mistakes
looming up every little while. Spot cash guarded t lie Interests of cus
tomers. It keeps its Eigle Oplics peeled for the grocery man.
J. E. HANNA, Hood River, Or.
H. F. JOCHIMSEN,
Real Estate Dealer,
lias Lands of all kinds in Hood Kiver valley for
stile at from an acre up to $100. Strawberry
land, apple land, Meadow land and Timber lands.
Also, Town Lots and Blocks.
See Him for Bargains. '
Frank Davenport. Warren Davenport. J. F. Short.
Mt. Hood Stage Co.
DAVENPORT & SHORT, Proprietors.
GENERAL LIVERY g FEED STABLE
Buy and sell Horses, Hay, Grain,' and do a ?en
eml livery and draya-e business. 'Phone 171.
STOP PAYING RENT
And Own A Home of Your Own.
A paid-up Contract in the
National Home Seekers'
Will ent itle you to a Home or a Farm or
$1,000 in Cash.
The poor man or woman placed on an equal
footing with tho rich. We lend you money on such
terms that a Home is in the reach of all.
Money loaned for buying timber claims, Farms
and city projM'ity. You become your own surety.
Money loaned for 10 years and 8 months, with
privilere of paying back at any time,
Office !(: Hussell street, Portland. Si
At the Office of Prather Investment Co., HikmI Kiver.
Kcuort of Criuiiier School "
For month ending January 9. 1903:
JSiumjcr of days attendance m
Number of days' absence 73
Number of times tardy 00
Average daily attendance... 3(i
Per cent of perfect davs.. 95.35
The pupils neither" absent nor tardy
were ; . Louis Prigge
Emma Prigge Annie .Prigge
Laura Prigge Ashley Miller
Ivan Miller' Irma Miller
Willie Miller Susan Kelley
Henry Hackett Lavina Hackett
Anna Fischer Cluir Fischer
Armas Jakku Oskar Hakel
Louib II. Arnkhos, Teacher.
The Doff Tax.
I herebv notitv all owners of dogs
within the city limits that the tax on
,l..rii l, nr tlm AnOB Will SUf-
fer the consequences, as the ordinance
win oe enforced. 11. a. imai.,
Notice lo Water Consumers.
Applications for water must be filed
at the office of Davenport Lumber Co.
Upon receiving the application we will
inform parties what they may expect.
Parties not fully paid up for water re
ceived in 1!02 need not apply.
All Applications Must be In by Feb. I,
VALLEY IMPROVEMENT CO.
Frank Davenport, President.
"The first time I saw mv wife," said
the vouthfuJ husband, "she was in her
mother's kitchen making bread." "Quite
romantic, observed the old bachelor.
"But many a -Birrs marriage can be
traced to the fact that she needed
dough." Chicago Dully News.
Ladies' Dress Goods,
ladies' and Children's Hose,
Shirt Waists, '
Rubbers, . J
And dozens of other articles
We mean Business !
Intend to Retire. Outside business De
mands Our Attention.
We are now working for you. You can have 11 this prollt. We are paying expenses out of capital.
No profit to us In these goods.'. Our prices will convince you. There Is a good Bubstautial Christmas
preseut for every man, woman and child In the valley In" our store at factory prices.
BEGIN THE YEAR RIGHT !
You will never regret it if you buy some of our bargains, as
Hood River Real Estate
WILL NEVER BE AS CHEAP AGAIN. We can offer
you fine City Lots on grade, with good water
f ' ' and fine view on EASY TERMS.
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO tHOSE WHO
"Streets will be improved in the Spring. For
full particulars see
Prather Investment Co.
. HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Big Bargains in Town
Block of 14 Lots in Dean's Subdivision; fine
view of both mountains. Will sell one lot or the
whole block at $125 : a lot. Buy now and get
your pick of these choice lots.
FRIDAY & BARNES, Sole Agts.
WE HAVE SOMETHING
Else to do besides writing big
ads, but wish to say we will
meet all honorable competi
tion. O B. HARTLEY.
Books and Stationery.
School. Supplies. Legal Blanks. Blank Books.
In fact everything that should go with a first
class Book and Stationery store.
Geo. D. Culbertson & Co.,
Sales Agents of
HOOD RIVER AND WASHINGTON
Money Lenders. Rental and Insurance Agents.
Place your land with us to sell. Come to us for
bargains to buy.
HOOD RIVER, - .'. - OREGON.
Shoes for everybody,
Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons,
Rubber Boots, .
usually carried in a general store
bone & Mcdonald.
Established 1881 .
PAGE & SON,
Pioneer Fruit and Produce
Solicit Consign merits of Apples,
Pears; all Oreen and Dried Fruit.
McGuire Bros., Propr's.
Haulers In Fresh nnd Cured Meats, Lard,
poultry, Fruits and Vegetable.
Free Delivery. I'lione 85.
Farm For Sale.
40 acres near lielmont, known a the
10 Inches free water, all nnder cultiva
tion, 4 acres In strawberries and 6 acres
In orchard all bearing trees. For partic
ulars inquire on the premises,
fltf J. W. ANDEItSON.
After January 20, 1 will be ready to repair
and oil harness at my shop at Frankton, and
have ordered the best oil and stock on the
market. K. 1). CAl.KINH.
An 8-monthsold Jersey bull came to our
place about a month atto. The owner can
have same by paying for tills notice and keep
ing. ya E. C MOONEY.
To lease for term of years, fruit or berry
lnrm. Cash rent. l.futve nnrtir.nli.ni nl Jlu..iui
Pure Bred Jersey Cows
And heifers for sale. Home old foundation
cows. About 60 head of heifers, from young
calves to 2-ynar-oldh, all pure bred, Also, my
4-year-old Bull, liewey, of The (ilades, and his
on "Edwin of the Hlades," 4 months old. To
prevent too much Inbreeding the only object
of sale. A. 11. HYRKETT,
d5 Hitigen, Wash.
This restaurant Is located at 173 North Sixth
street, Portland, opposite depot, and Is run by
a Hood River Arm. Lodgings furnished.
J14 D. H. LEAMING.
Cow For Sale.
A fine cow for sale that will be fresh Fehru
ary 1st. J. F. FolJTS.
And WAimn renulrinir At.tjnrif(1 tn nrmnntlv nt
my shop on the Ml. Hood road, south of town.
Good work at reasonable prices.
sepu u. A. HUWKLL,
Ten acres for tnlKI, 5 or 0 acres of It as good
fruit Innd as there Is la Hood Ktver valley:
one-quarter tittle from post otlice and school,
near river and rail rouof Inquire of
aid MR NOBLE.
Water & Light Notice
All water and light bills are pavable at the
Hood River Electric Lieht. l'ower and Water
(.'.' olllce from the 1st to the loth of the
month, in advance.
oMtf . C. EVAN3, Manager.
A 1-year-old white and red anotted ulnar.
marked two under bit In right ear and one
under bit In lelt ear: branded J7 on left hi..
i reward If delivered; W..V) If whereabouU
are ascertained. 12:1 F. M. JACKrtON.
Spray Pump for Sale.
A Pomona ftnrav Ptitnn In onrxA AstnH(ti,.
for Bale U 115. m jf. H.YlLwiNUKK '
, ,.r-, ..,.. ovuiu. ni34
rvftnoiittb.6 ana work guarant..
hill nniuw to 'arm hual
MJW. b. J. MARTIN.
I wish tnany to the fruit growers of Hood
River that 1 can furnish apple boxes In any
quantity at rales cheaper than they can be
bought elsewhere. The lumber in these boxes
la of the best quality roltonwood complete
fxcept theends, which are heniUxk. For fur
ther Informal Km and Sr orders, apply to the
!M. Johns Box Factory, HL Johns, Oregon.
i M. V. R A N IK
The first menlng ot th stock hnldora of tbe
5"now Line Water Company of Mount Hund
Wasco county, Oregon, will he held In the
office of the cnmiwny, st Cedar ls-11 ranch
Mount Hnod, county and state aforesaid on
Friday, February 27, IHM, at l:M0 p. m. kit th
pnrpme of electing three dlwlnn, and such
'tther hualneas as may come before the meet
ing, fcigued, L.K.KICK.
I. U KH K.
O. W. WKYOANPT,