ESTIMATE 109J75 CBATES. Hood River's Strawberry Crop a Record Breaker. The Hood River strawberry crop has been estimated by the growers at 109, 173 crates. The Davidson Fruit com pany has compiled a few statistics fur- n'shed the company by the growers which are surprising: to the best In formed. The company sent requests to all the growers asking for a statement on the acreage in liearing and in new plants and the grower's estimate on bis coming crop. Two hundred and forty growers reported 87lV acres In bearing plants and 327a' acres in new plants, while the total estimate for this year's crop is placed at 109,175 crates. U. F. Davidson says there are about 30 growers yet to report who have an additional total acreage of 50 acres, which would add 6,250 crates to the total estimate, making it over 115, 000 crates. These statistics do not In clude any new acreage owned by peo ple who do not haveany bearing plants. This estimate appears all tLe more startling when It is considered that for the past two years the Davidsou Fruit company has gathered statistics lu the same manner, and each season the crop exceeded the estimate. Last season the estimate was about 40,000 crates, when tbe total shipments exceeded 67,000 crates. The estimate this year of 110,000 crates (in round numbers) from 880 acres is at the rate of 125 crates to the acre a very conservative esti mate. If prices are as good as last year, the Hood River strawberry growers will receive over $200,000 this summer. Council Proceedings. Tbe city council held a short meet ing Monday night. Tbe sewer ques tion assumed more definite proportions. and that Hood River will soon be fui- uislied with a sewer system seems now assured. Mr. Paget of the tirru of Paget & Clark, civil engineers, Port land, was present ami explained the situation to tbe mayor and council men. A survey and estimate for sew ers was made by this firm two years ago, but the city has growu so in that time that a new survey must be made which will meet the needs of an en larged sewer district. Mr. Paget was of the opinion that Hood River ought to put in what is known as the single sewer system, that is a system to carry off bouse sewage alone. This would cost much less than a double system, which Includes large pipes for taking care of surface water. This system can be put in later, and In the meantime the surface water can be taken care of by ditches along the streets. The spe cial committee on sewers' was author ized to coutinue with its work and to secure the services of a competent sur veyor to make Burveys and estimates. Mayor Coon vetoed ordinance No. 71. which provided for monthly meetings oi me council instead or meetings ev ery two weeks. The veto was sustain by a practically unanimous vote. May or Coon's veto message is as follows: "Hood River, Or., April 13, 1903. To the Common Council of the City of xiooa Kiver uenueuien : 1 Hereby re turn to you. without my approval, or dinance No. 71, passed by tbe council on April 6. I am of tbe opinion that there is not sutiicient reason for fixing the times of the meeting of the council one moutu apart. Un the contrary, there are many matters of Importance demanding your attention. The peo ple, if I mistake not, will expect rea sonable activity on your part and will be pleased to have the public business despatched without unnecessary delay. I huve the honor to be Your obedient servant, T. E. COON, Mayor. The council granted a petition from William Thompson, asking the right to lay piping down State street, from Dr. Adams' corner to Third street. Mr. Thompson will use the same to furnish water for his street sprinkler. The report of tbe committee on streets, which had charge of tbe peti tion of M. F. Jacobs and others, to open a street along the east line of Paradise farm, was accepted and tbe subject or dered continued under the same com mittee. Tbe members of the council defile to make the proposed street but find objections from some of tbe ad jacent property owners. Ordinance 72, ''irrantimt Joe Wilson the right to lay pipes In the streets, was lavoramy reported. The ordinance was gi veil second reading and secured final passage by unanimous vote. An ordinance was presented giving the Hood River Lumbering company the right to erect' poles and string wires on ine ft reels oi flood Kiver. AUd Winans explained that bis company desired to bring in a line from the falls, and wanted lite right to string wires in tbe streets. The mutter was referred to the committee on streets and publio property. The question then arose whether or not the Pacific States Telephone com pany had a permit from the city of iioou Kiver to place poles in tbe streets, and the committee on streets was re questod to look into the matter. Adjourned. - Mosier Items. Mosier, April 21. W. Crosier came u ) from Portland and spent a few days visiting old friends last week. Mesdames A. Stewart and L. Smith were visitors at Hood River this week. Mrs. L.V. Wood and daughter Marian returned from The Dalles, Tuesday, after a week's stay. "Urandpa" McGregor is a resident of Mosier again; having returned from lleppner, where for the past three weeks he visited his daughter. The Infant eon of Mr.and Mrs. W.Row land is dangerously ill with pneumonia. The names of W. A. Husbands, Leslie Root and Nancy Miler may be added among the patients who are convalesc ing. Will Kruger returned from Uolden dale during the week. Will reports flourishing conditions at Goldendale and vicinity. j On Monday last theC.K.A N.Co's sur veyors were at worn, in a professional capacity, surveying a track for the bond ing of a dork near the depot. This, when completed, will fill a long fiJt want to the general satisfaction of the community. Miss Nell Davenport and nephew, Lewis (Sunning of The Di lles.are visiting atMosierthiswek.- Mrs. A. Watt went to Portland Wed nesday to enter St. Vincent's hospital for treatment. Mrs. Watt's father ac companied her to Portland. Messrs. Russell and Oeorge IIukr wvr transient visitors at The Dalles Monday. Kdwin B. Wood spent Sunday with friends at Mosier, returning to The Dalles at8 :30 o'clock, Sunday evening. Mrs. A. Nelson and the Misses Ilulda (iranlund and Hannah Weburg came Hope Edith down to attend the club party on Friday. They returned to their respective homes in The Dalles, Sunday. Tlie Friday Night club gave their weekly party at the residence of Wil liam Johnson. An enjoyable evening is the verdict of those who attended. School began in district 62 on Mon day, with Mrs. J. P. Shaw at the helm. Miss Elizabeth Schooling and the Misses Zoe and Alice Gunning spent Sunday with Miss Nell Davenport. Miss Edythe Lapier returned to The Dalles, Sunday evening, after a brief visit. J can. Odell Notes. G. W. Brown, who taught the Odell school, has moved his family on the West Side, where he bought five acres of land near the Idlewilde cemetery. John Leland Heuderson of Hood River, assisted by a party of four men, is surveying the Roberts place, one time part of the William Odell donation land claim. The land is being cut into three tracts and will be placed upon the mar ket by Mr. Livingstone of Portland. This is a very desirable niece of land and will make three valuable homes, and no doubt will find quick buyers. The following pupils at Odell examination in the 8th grade: Shelley, Bertha Lafferty and Copple. The road grader with six horses at tached is now turning the soil in this district under the guidance of W. ii. Sears, and we have a promise of better roads in the future. Horses are in great demand. F. P. Friday was yesterday making a house to house search trying to hire one but failed. B. F. Young went to The Dalles yesterday after another lot, having sold down to his buggy horse. Ed Miller of Mount Hood passed here yesterday with two strangers showing them the country. Holman's meat wagon is out on its first trip of the season today. They will furnish Odell and vicinity with meats twice a week, Tuesdays and Fri days. X. Cbenoweth News. Elmer Wise is quite sick and confined to his room. Bert Veatch and family have moved to the Coulter logging camp, just west of the Underwood farm. , Supervisor William Orser is engaged with two or three men improving the hill at Walter brother's. Trout fishing in the Little White Salmon has been good of late, and many sportsmen have been on the stream. Albert Yandle, who cut his foot open with an ax, a eouple of weeks ago, is getting along nicely, and is now around on crutches, i A. G. Wise, a newcomer,' lately from Missouri, haB purchased the homestead right of Billy Woods to his place on the hill just above Drano. . Harry Wellenbrook is the proud pos sessor of a f 15 watch, which he won at a raffle, Monday night, at the camp of the Washington Lumber company. John H.Hill has been appointed, post master and one week ago last Saturday, took possession of the post office at Chenoweth, Wash., succeed ing J. A. Fisher, who had held the office for the past 10 or 15 years. Things were lively at Oregon Lumber Company mill B a week ago Saturday. Leslie Murray bad hia arm thrown out ot joint in an altercation over some trivial affair in the mill and the scrap did not last long, but the onlookers say it was lively enough while they were at it. . , . Pine Grove Gleanings. Apric 21 : Charles Blater of Portland visited his parents a few days last week, - Mr. Newman and family have moved onto the place recently vacated by Rob- en Harbison. miss L,uitt inonias began a summer term of school at Kingsley, Ore., labt Monday. There is to be a social dance at Mr, Lacey's b riday night L, E. Clark expect to begin work on ms new nousesoon. M. Mott has purchased a lot in Hood Rivef and will build on it. He expects to nave ms new house ready lor occu pancy in June. D. U. -Gunnel! starts for Southern Oregon this week, where he expects to remain uuring uie summer. Our school closed last Friday. The patrons are much pleased with the work done this year by Professor Gunnell and Miss Smith, and hope that their services can be secured lor next year. Y. - The Easter Hat. Hood River, April IS, 1903. Editor Glucier : As iuister Sunday, like Christ mas, comes but once a year. I. in com moil with many others, deemed it mv duty to attend Easter services, and my choice fell upon the U. B. church. It took me longer to orimD than usual ami consequently was a little late, and of course every available seat was full. and the usher did not like to leave his seat for fear he might lose it. But brother George, who was sitting in the last row, saw how Ionesom6 I was feel ing, and squeezed sister George a little and so made room for me by his side. The church looked very pretty in its Easter dress: that is. so much or It aa I could see, and that covered tbe upper nan oi tne winaows ana all or tbe ceil ing. But the display of Easter hats was rar aueaa or my fondest anticipa tion; and I will say,, confidentially, that that was all I went to see, any way. Of course I could hear very well. But I was glad I went just to see tbe ulster nais, tor i couia not have seen anything else if I bad wanted to. And there was such a variety of them. too. Why, some of them must have been two reel across: Ana such an empo rium of things that was on them! There was feathers, and flower, and grass, and birds' tails, and birds' heads, and wings, and yards and yards of rib bons done up iu such cute, exquisite knots and bunches; and one hat in nan ticular looked as though a boquet of uauooi s was atiacnea to it. brother George was so uneasy and fidgety that he attracted my attention. He was peeking and bobbing around like a dis contented cora on a troubled sea. I wanted him to keep still bo we could bear what was going on down In front. as Mrs. Hanna's class was saying some thing (at least that Is what the pro gramme called for). Then brother George said something dreadful, "Blank that hat!" I gave him a withering look, and sister George done the same, and he immediately settled down In his coat collar until bis head was level with tbe back of the seat and kept quiet and listened, i a now wnai was the mat ter he went there to see, and churches is not the place to see anything but hats. .You go to church to hear and learn. You can't learn auy thing much with your eyes; It is your ears that you learn with. A church ain't a theater. A theater is a show. (Some people call it a 'holy show;" but it ain't; it is just a place where uaughty old men with high foreheads go to raise a row about hats. One year tbe common council of Portland was composed of these bad old men. There was not a single mar ried man in the lot, and they passed an ordinance requiring the ladies to re-1 tl.ati. hula In ihoutora Tt was suggested that this ordinance be made to apply to churches, but they said , f' .'..I I I. UK M.a mry wouiu nut. wouncv wuu uo lUiiHtkaa tit at linir navDS tvon t. in church and didn't care if the women wore three bats apiece, so trial ais- .. - ...1 T ,1 1 ,1 M- tl.n .hil. jrmvo WR8 nvcitcu. i uiu an ti buir dren, however, after church was out, . i i i i A. .1 i . .. anu iney iookcu very pretty auu uapyt in their white dresses and Easter Dow ers. In the evening I attended the Con gregational services. It was simply another bat show, interspersed with songs by the children. I saw nothing but bats, only once when a little white hand reached up on the arms of a white cross. I suppose there was a child lower down, but I could not see on ac count of Easter bats. Yet I enjoyed the services very much. The children done extremely well. Miss Vaughn's solo was a complete surprise tome. I did not know .that Hood River pos sessed so sweet a sluger, and I hope we may often have the pleasure of listen ing to her full, rich voice. Tbe chil dren's song service around the cross de serves special mention and reflects much credit on those who bad it in charge as well as the performers. The unpleasaut feature of tbe evening was tbe faulty ventilation and the little care taken by tbe janitor to keep the temperature even and comfortable. One or this Listeners. - While surveying on Dutch Flat, Wed nesday, J. B. Goit came across a bearing tree which was marked ,'48, and referring to his field notes, Mr. Goit found that it was blazed July 23, 1859, by Daniel Murphy. This is one of the oldest marks to be found In this section, as the base line was surveyed by D. P. Thompson in 1858. The tree is a scrub oak and the mark is very clear. Mr. Goit intends to send it to Geo. II. Himes of the Oregon Historical Society, to whom all such relics are valuable. Chronicle. Colonel P. G. Swift, special agent of the land office department, who has been in The Dalles for some months past, having been sent here to examine into the alleged land office frauds, left this morning for Seattle, to remain a short time with relatives before going on to his home at Rice Lake, Wis. Col onel Swift is a splendid gentleman, and E. A. SOULE, Contractor and Builder. Plans and Estimatks Furnished Upon Application. Established 1881. PAGE & SON, Pioneer Fruit and Produce s PORTLAND, - - OREGON. Solicit Consignments of Apples, Pears; all Green and Dried Fruit. ol7tf EUREKA Meat Market. McGtjire Bros., Propr's. Dealers In Freh and Cured Meats, Lard Poultry, Fruits and Vegetables. Free Delivery. Phone 85. - And time may go, hut we will con tinue to do all kinds of plain and fancy Job Printing: at the same old stand, satisfactorily and expeditiously. Your orders respectfully solicited. E. R. BRADLEY. BELIEU & REA, Contractors & Builders. S9-PLANS and Estimates Pcrnishkd- those who became acquainted with him will be glad to learn that he contem plates returning to the coast to make his home here. He spoke in the high- dot forma rf Vw. rvi.ti.nini unit nAar fttfi- - - . . . VUU UUIUiug ....... " rials in the land otW'c, and did not hes itate to say that the idea ot iraua must have originated in the fertile brain of some one. ami ii rennrt to headauar- ters was to that effect. Chrouicle. The first time a neighbor wishes to borrow the Observer lend it to him with pleasure. The next time manage to throw a little surprise into your face as von hand it over. The third time geut ly intimate that you like to keep your : . . . 1 . 1 1. r 1 . . : ... pniTOi ill UIQ IIOMSe, UI1U IIIC 1UUI 111 WUIC tell him he had better subscribe. Some men would actually walk a mile b'l times a year to keep the editor from getting what belongs to him. Moro Observer. Students of natural history will find something to interest them in the win dow of Geo. F. Coe & Son's store The llMmlnur la i ... ,1 .. ,)nnn.ata n-ilK mnnulw . .... w .. ... I ' ( .I. ( UCUIIllVU njwi and branches, and the taxidermist's skill is shown in the birds and animals on exhibition. There is the woodchuck, muskrat, pine squirrel, native pheasant, crow, camp robber, groesbeck, wood pecker, magpie and owl, all perched in their different positions aa natural as life. The collection belongs to Henry Shute, and some of the work was done by him. Robert Leasure of Mount Hood was in town last Friday. Mr. Leasure has had charge of a crew of loggers on the East fork of Hood river all winter for the Lost Lake Lumber company. He has resigned hie position for the pres ent to look after his farm and put in his spring crops, after which he will again take charge of the logging camp for the Oregon Lumber company. Mr. Leasure says that by putting in two more splash dam, s one on the Middle fork and the other on the West fork of Hood river, the company would be able to drive all the logs they might need down the river. The Oregon Lumber company intend to push the logging business in the Forks all summer. Algy So you asked old Jones for his daughter's band 1 What did he say? Ferdy He said "Take her and let me be happy." FLS foi BO Sal of A. J. C. C. Jersey Cattle. 1 MAY 15-16, 1903. I will wMr'fy public auction at Multnomali Fair Grounds (formerly Irvlntrton Park), PoM land, Oreson, about 100 head of pure bred A. J. C. C. Jemey cattle. Found' , utlon stiwk all rcKmlered, remainder eligible to registry. All cows and heifers ex cept two bulls. H end oi herd Dewey of theOlades, sired by Exile of the Ulades.son of Nuiad'a St. Lambert KinitJOmA. Dam 8U Lambert Girl, by Ida's Kioterot St, Lam bert lWifxj. Hecond dam Desdainona Belle The average test of tills herd Is over HKVEN PER CENT, and the herd Is one of the best prod ueera on the cou4t. They are large, possess great constitutional vigor, and are warranted tree from all diseased. - 1 will also sell the first twenty-eight volumes of the A. J. C. C. herd books. 50 Head of Hogs. I will also sell at public auction fifty head of stock hogs, Poland China and Berk shire cross. $ulea of less than !100, cash: sales over 100, six months time on bankable paper at seven (7) per cent. Hales to oommence at 10 a. in, each day. J. L. McCarthy, Auctioneer, Portland, Oregon. A. R. BYRKETT, Bingen, Wash. BOOKS. STATIONERY. AGENCY OREGONIAN, EXAMINER, TELEGRAM. GEO. I. SLOCOM. OFFICE SUPPLIES, TYPEWRITER SUPPLIES, LAGAL BLANKS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Note is the time To use Squirrel Poison. We have it. How in the time , To sprav your orchards. We have ' all kinds of spraying material for sale at the lowest prices. Now fa the iiwe To purify your blood. We have Sarsaparillas and all kinds of Spring tonics. Don't foraet the place. When you want anything in the DKUti Liau get it at CLARKE'S. Fishing Season, 111 111! lllTT'lllll rfllMUlsj I Geo. F. Coe & Son have a well selected line of Split Bamboo and Cane Poles, Flies, Snell and Bait Hooks, Reels, Creels and Straps, ('all and examine stock. Crockery, Glassware, Stoneware, FruiU, Nuts and Confections. Al- den Chocolates. Stationery. Kerneniber the place, Masonic Annex. Phone 361. HOOD RIVER Fruit Growers' Union. Incorporated 1803. Always in the Lead. Ship your"strawberries with them and get the betst results. The Spot Cash Grocery DEALS IN Groceries, Flour, Feed, Hay, Grain, Buckwheat Flour, Vegetables, Butter, Salt Salmon, Lard, Bacon, Hams, Dry Herring;, Ilomiivy, Fruit, Eggs, And all Country Produce taken in exchange for goods. J. E. HANNA. Doors and Windows. ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIAL, Paints and Oils, Furniture, Carpets, Beds and Bedding. FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALM ER. RIVERV1EW PARK. BEGIN THE YEAR RIGHT ! t i You will never regret it if yoti 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 and fine view on EASY TERMS. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO THOSE WHO WILL BUILD. Bystreets will be improved in the Spring. For full particulars see Prather Investment Co. ' HOOD RIVER, OREGON. I oe s 3d 01 STRAWBE ddition, RR! HILL -This magnificent location is now being plotted and will soon be placed on the market, and surpasses anything that ha.s ever been offered as RESIDENCE PROPERTY. It is high and sightly and is furnished with an abundance of pure spring water from MY OWN PLANT. The soil is very sandy, so you get no seepage from cess pools or closets. It is only one block from the Waucoma school house. The Uni tarian church is in process of construction adjoining this plot, and the Episcopal church will soon be built in the very center of this addition. You have always wanted a lot in my STRAWBERRY FIELD, and now is your time to get one. We start at bed-rock prices, with terms 25 per cent cash, balance to suit the. purchaser. Don't wait until prices go up, but secure a handsome site at once. Map and all information at the office of George D. Culliertson & Co., on Oak street. PEARL BAKERY and RESTAURANT. Fresh Bread, Cakes, Pies and Confections. Cig ars, Fruits, Ice Cream, and Ice Cream Soda. Fresh Oysters always on hand. White help only. MRS. FRANCES BROWN, Prop'r. Geo. D. Culbertson & Co., DEALERS IN The largest list of Fruit and Berry Lands in Hood River valley and White Salmon to select from. Honest treatment will award you by plac ing your property in our hands. Loans nego tiated. Insurance. HOOD RIVER, - - - OREGON. Williams Pharmacy, Otten Bnildinp, G. E. WILLIAMS, Prop'r. Headquarters for Pure Drugs, Toilet Articles, PATENT MEDICINES, SPRAYING MATERIALS. Prescriptions my Secialty, Bargains in Real Estate. 8 acres, 3 miles from town; fine strawberry land; good house and barn. 10 acres, 2 miles from town, all in strawberries; a good bargain. 10 acres, 2 miles from town; 2 acres in straw berries, balance in apple and prune orchard in full bearing; free water. Vt acres, 3 miles from town; 3J in berries; bal ance in cultivation. Flumes ready for irrigating. 80 acres, 9 miles from town; 30 in cultivation; good improvements, good farm and apple land! All can be irrigated. ' 20 acres, 6 miles from town; all in apple trees 2 years old. 40 acres, i miles from town; 33 in cultivation; good apple and clover land; can all be irrigated. For prices and terms call on or address H. F. JOCHIMSEN, Hood River. Or. H GARDEI SEEDS at Savaoes' FASHION STABLE. Livery, Feed and Draying. S1KANAHANS & BAGLET. A JQ1 Horses bought, goM or exclmngcd. rieasure part lei can wwure ArM-dum riirs. Ppe , cial attention given to moving Furniture and Pianos. We do everything horses can do. .