The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 31, 1903, Image 5

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Men's Hats
Have just received a
nice new line of Men's
Hats in the latest novel
, ties from 2.50 to 3.50.
If you want the latest
we have it.
Shoes for Men
A beautiful Colt Shoe
with Monkey top, kid
lined, Goodyear welt;
felt between inner and
outer sole just the thing
for dress and comfort;
wears well and will keep
your feet warm. Also
have Douglas Shoes
in Vicars, box calf Velour
calf and patent leathers.
For a medium-priced
shoe there are few to
equal and none to surpass.
Ladies' Furs
We want to close out our
furs before the holidays,
and to do so we will make
the following prices,
which are rare bargains
that you won't have of
fered you again probably
for years:
Beautiful Beaver
worth $10, for
Long black hair 8 tails
with loop and
cord, worth $9 U.-
Long black Coney and Sa
ble with gun-metal clasp
and chain;
worth 7.50,
Other Collarettes
worth 4.50 .
yours for
Seal Collarette
. worth $5.50
Another o'ne
worth $3.75,
that are
Ladies' Walking Skirts
Fruitgrowing at White Salmon.
M. Zimmerman, In Knterprlse.
All kinds of temperate sone fruits do
well here. The climatic conditions are
right for the highest attainments in
fruit growth. Every kind of fruit doe
well and sells well. An acre in straw
berries will brinu $150 net above every
expense. Good "apples sell for fl.50 to
$2 25 per box. Sixty trees to the acre,
sii years old, would bear rive boxes to
the tree and would bring the owner the
gum of t450 per annum. Apples do
well on the hiiih mountain land in the
region of White Salmon. Apples of all
kinds, Crawford and Salway peaches
pears, prunes, plums, cherries and
quince grow to perfection. And then
come the grapes that are grown by the
ton. And strawberries are shipped
East by the trainload, the finest straw
berries on Wie murnew m i"f
I will now briefly mention our crops,
Wheat, oats, barley, six weeks' corn,
potatoes, carrots, parsnip", sweet, P"t-
When You ome to Town
Do not fail to call and see us and give us a chance
to fill your order. Wo quote Flour in not loss
than barrel lots at warehouse:, ,.nr 1,1,1 SU..50
Hallos Straight, $ .oo.
nt. warehouse in not loss than half-ton lots:
Rollod barley, per ton
Oats, imt ton
Bran, jht ton, 21.50.
Yours truly,
bone &
Ladies Belts
SILK Belts with gun-metal
case and buckle... 75c
SILK Belts with fancy
buckle and slides 65c
SILK Belts with oxodized
silver buckles back and
front .....60c
KID Leather Belts, nicely
trimmed 35c
BEAUTIFUL Silk-woven
Cord Belts, made in ele
gant styles. Your choice
for 76c, $1, $1.25
PATENT Leather Belts in
colors ....25c
Waist Sets
PEARL Shirt Waist Sets
:25c, 35c, 50c, 65c, 7EC
CUT Steel Waist Sets,
latest styles 75c
JET Waist Sets. They
are beauties 60c
SILK Embroidered Col
lars. They are beauties
35c, 50c, GOc, 75c and$l
BIG Line of Fancy
and Back Combs
Fancy Hair Pins.
Opera Shwals
.75 Shawls for $ .60
.00 " " .80
.50 " " 1.20
1.75 " " 1.40
2.00 " " 1.60
2.50 " " 1.75
3.00 " " 2.40
3.50 " " 2.80
fnau i-fthlmira. onions. Deans ana melons
timothv. clover, alfalfa, bluegrass and
cheat do well. The soil and climate are Wi d fruits are in abundance.
l.Ri-t year I cut t o crops of alfalfa
from m'v land. receiving eight tons from
'and pastured the meadow till
Phriatmos. I nlnnU'il a natcli of pota
toes five vears ago and gathered a good
crop eacli year without again planting.
The ground never freeses over an
inch deep. It rains a good deal in win
ter, and one needs a lot of rooting to pro
tect stock from cold rain. When it
snows it falls straight down. I have
seen snow 17 inches deep upon
fence pwt, and the forest festooned like
a fairy dream, exquisitely beautiful.
Game and tish abound. Every little
stream has trout; and hear and deer
roam the mountains and belong to who
ever will kill them.
Vwv valuable timber abounds here,
many trees 2lX) feet high and eight feet
in diameter, principally hr ana yeiiow
White River, Ivor bR.f-a-.25
?24.50 Shorts, per ton..
J5.00 Bran and Shorts..
pine. Much ol the land ii not hard 10
clear. Two men-and a team with a
stomp puller can grub an acre iu three
this is a fine stock country ; fine graite
and plenty ol water most of the year.
beeves eet as tat on grass as uo stait iea
beeves in Iowa. It is also a dairy coun
try. Butter brings 40 to 60 cents a roll
(two pounds) the year round.
There is no end to opportunities, oaw
mills, shingle mills, cheese factories in
mci, anyming uiai you ciiuubb iu uu,
pay. We only lack people to develop
in i a new country.
Land is cheap on the Washington
side. Everybody has more than he
needs and many will sell Bmall tracts.
These opportunities will not last always.
E. H. s:
At a meeting of the directors of the
Fruit Growers' union last Saturday, T.
R. Coon's resignation from the board
was accepted and J. W. Morton was ap
pointed to fill the vacancy. Mr. Gess
ling's resignation as secretary was ac
cepted and E. H. Shepard elected in
his stead, whi le Mr. Gessling was elect
ed to fill the vacancy in the presidency,
The board of directors were very anx
ious for Mr. Gessling to remain as the
active manager for another year, but he
E. II. 811 EPA RD,
Elected Manager Hood River Fruit Grow
ers' Union.
positively declined to do so, although he
agrees to aid them in every way that he
possibly can. He has worked very
hard the past four years to make a suc
cess of the union, and he now wishes to
take a rest. Mr. Shepard very reluc
tantly accented the position, but as he
is a very able business man, the straw
berrv growers can rest assured that
their interests are in safe hands.
Tom Calkins Wins Second Prize.
The Farm Journal of Philadelphia
offered $25 in prizes for the seven most
practical and useful articles on combat
ing the San Jose Bcale louse. The firt
prize, $10, was won by Frank Dexter of
Los Gatoa, Cal. . Thomas Culkins of
Hood River won second prize, $5. We
copy below the prize article Dy nir.
Dexter and the comments by the tarm
Journal. It says:
Our Folks are familiar with the rcc
ord of the Farm Journal, in connection
with N. P. Creely of Burlington, fl. J.
In introducing the lime, sulphur and
salt remedy east of the Kocky mount
ains. an effective remedy which had
for years been tabooed by those who
spoke by authority; and now it seems
likely that we nave anomer agreeame
sumrise lor eastern iruu cunurisiB
making known something better with
wbieh to fight the worst insect pest
ever knowu in thiscoinitry. We must
not. however. I too sanguine; we sim.
ply offer Mr. Dexler's method, feeling
that H snouui nave a niir iriui.
As soon as the leaves full the trees
should be closely pruned. Saw out
every limb that can be spared and cut
out the smaller limbs and twigs until
the tree looks thin. Cut the center out
well so that the spray can euter and
the sun afterwards. Commence pruu
ing as soon as the fruit is gathered if
the weather permits, but do not spray
with the leaves on. Gather and burn
the cuttings soon after pruning. Draw
the dirt away from the trunk down to
the roots and brush the trunk. If the
hark is rough it should be scraped.
Dissolve one pound of caustic soil a
78 per cent) in avery six gallons of
water. In spraying, wet every part of
the tree. Spray when there Is no wind,
and finish not later than Febrbary 1
in warm climates and March 1 in cold
climates. lUpeat the spraying after a
rain, or after two weeks with no rain.
The caustic wash is more effective than
the lime, sulphur and salt, as it spreads
better and Is not so troublesome to
make or to put on.
If orchards are near together, all
ownein should spiay, or the work will
be lost. Two sprayings may nave to
he done the following year. One is not
siirtlcieiit. as the young run from the
dving mothers. This wash win not in
jure any Ulna or iruu iree it put on
when tue tree is dormant.
As to the sprayer, any good pump
will do. Use two lines of hose if the
orchard Is large. The btnnboo rous
nWI have a tube too small tor good
work. Take an eight-foot piece of
three-eighths galvanized iron pipe. Cut
off nine inches, which put half way
into the end of twenty feet of half-Inch
hose of the best quality. 1'ut a nuriing
(wire on well) on each piece ol me pipe
and a half-Inch glow vsive neiween
them. Then put a double eroiore!
noule on end of rod, Urst slipping over
the rod two nitcea if old half-inch hoe,
one and half inches long, to keep the
nray from the hands. Kpuraie me
piece about six inches and place the
tnnniiH that distance from the norzle.
Turn the lira of nozzle down, so that
by turning the roil every iwig ami ine
under side or the limns may w rcacneu
hv the snrav. Do the work so well
tht a rirv siot can not lie found, but
the unrnv should not form in drops Ufr
der the iiml". I'ae a medium hole In
tin if the wind is liifht. and a fine
hole if there is no wind. Agitate the
nu.teriid nt short iulervuls.
Jb1 Piece f Pirdie.
rirtlnd Journal.
"The Hod River valley i Just a piece
miied off Paradise to f how hat the
: 1 T l. X
urn. president t f the Huod River Apple
union, alio is in Portland
day. Mr. Wilton displayed a gold medal
. -f
j-.'V- & ... . 4 -
) II I III '- ' ' '' '
awarded for the best display of apples at
the arid states' fruit exhibit held at Og
den, Utah, September 15 last.
Mr. Wilson is a strong advocate ol
spraying, and knows from actual ex
perience what the results are.
"I took special notice of seven trees
last year," he said. "One of them, a
Baldwin, I missed when I sprayed the
first time, so I let it go on purpose. I
gathered over a box of apples from it,1
and every one w as wormy. Another
Baldwin that was sprayed bore 66 large
apples, and not one was marred by an
"The apple crop of the Hood River
country last season was in round num
bers about 60,000 boxes. There are be
tween 50,000 and 75,000 acres of tillable
land in the valley but less than one
tenth is under cultivation and of this
less than one-tenth is bearing fruit.
LaBt spring the strawberry crop amount
ed to 80,000 crates of 24 pounds each, or
1,920,000 pounds.
"But apples are our mainstay. We
raise pears and cherries in abundance,
and can grow any fruit adapted to the
climate of Oregon. Prunes do well, but
these orchards are being cut down and
replaced, for there is no money in this
"We have had delightful weather this
winter, with just a little snow. The
scenery around Hood River is magnifi
cent. VVe are but 15 miles from Mount
Hood, and Mount Adams is 35 miles
Hood River Plauts 50,000 Trees.
Portland Oregonlan.
The orchardists of Hood River valley
have not vet as many apple trees or
apples as thev want, judging from the
statement of E L. Smith, who says that
already over 50,000 yearling trees have
been ordered from various nurserymen,
n the Willamette valley principally, for
planting out in the spring.
A large amount ot worn is ueing none
n the way of clearing hind lo be planted
to apples, as may be kimwii from the fact
that a carload ot plump pullers is en
route from the Fast to be iifed in this
work. The car contains 20 tiinchiiics.lS
of which are two-horse mucliiiies.weigli
ing 1,200 pounds each, and the other
two, one-horse machines, the trees to
be removed are principally grub oaks
and oaks, some two feet in diameter
and some pine and fir. As to the var
ieties to be planted Mr. Smith save over
ninu-tenllis ot the d),UU) include
only three varieties, lellow Newtowi s,
Spitzenburgs and JouaUiAiis, the latter
a seedling trom tlieSpitzeiimirg, and as
may be imagined, a very choice fruit.
All orchardists agree that there are
too many varieties of apples in cultiva
tion, many ol which aw of inferior qual
ity toothers, but the trouble is that
there are so many good ones it is dilti-
cult to conclude w hich is the beBt. The
list must, however, be thinned out, as
new varieties are constantly being origi
nated, and there ia no telling what the
apple may come to in a few years.
"Pipe" Dream From Portland.
Portland Oregonlan
A prospective fruit grower who has
been looking over the Hood River or
chards, takes exception to the statement
of K. L. Smith, of that place, published
a few days ago to the effect that irriga
tion is used in only three or four places
in Hood Kiver valley. The visitor says
the water is laid on through pipes in
most of the tracts in the valley and the
pipes are constantly being extended.
This is explained by the fact that the
water is used in most cases for irrigating
strawberry plats and in very few cases
for irrigating orchards. The cultivation
of orchards is found to conserve the
moisture of the ground, which is all
that is necessary as a general thing to
produce perfect apples of good keeping
quality. As there were no less than 100
carloads ot strawberries shipped trom
Hood River berry patches last season, it
was found desirable to irrigate many of
these patches in order to give the best
results, and as water is so plentiful and
the necessary pressure for distribution
so easily obtained, a system of pipes is
beina itradnallv laid throughout the val
ley. A few orchards in Hood River val
ley are irrigated to some extent as, for
instance, that of Sears & Porter, iu
which 2?4 acres yielded this season 2,000
boxes ot second grade apples. trees
bearing such a crop may well be excused
for being thirsty occasionally.
The newcomer who presumed to
critizise the statements of E. L. Smith
on apple growing in Hood River put
himself and the Oregonlan reporter
who permitted himself to be bored in a
most ridiculous light. For informa
tion of those who don't know, it may
be said that few Hood River orchards
are irrigated, but no one tbiuks of
growing berries without water. In
justice to Sears & Porter, it must be
said they don't produce anything but
first-class apples.
Pleasures of Tlsltlns an tfca
Datles ot tha Visitor.
It is a pleasing sensation to wake up
In the morning and feel that one is
luest Strange wall papers and strange
furniture surround one's bed, and there
is a strange view out of the window.
All the Jostling demons of worry, anx
iety and responsibility, whether domes
tic or professional, who stand ready to
crowd upon our consciousness vanisn
in the unfamiliar environment. vs
have got away out of the claws of th
usual and lie blissfully waiting tor a
knock at the door which shall have an
unfamiliar sound.
Downstairs we find new faces, new
nlcturcs. strange books, a iresu sxanu-
nnlnt Life has a new savor. We taste
It everywhere in trie atmospnere anu
In the conversation, even in the bread
and the salt Our first sensation is that
everything depends upon somebody
else. It is nothing to do with us what
ever happens. But presently the old
truism of our childhood, that every sit
uation in life has Its duties, comes back
to our mind, and though with our wak
ing thoughts we cast off those of the
home dweller we must Immediately
prepnre to take on those of a guest, at
least if we are constitutionally con
sclentlous, which, alas, all guests are
not They may indeed be divided by
this conscience test into visiting sheep
and visiting goats. I
The motto of the conscient'ius guest
Is Mme. Mohl's well known fcaylng. "It
Is a shame to eat another man's bread
and give hira nothing In returnr Such
a one should be a joy to his hostess,
but In the holiday world of hosts and
guests, as In workaday life, good Inten
tions do not always Insure success. The
conscientious sometimes fall where the
unconscientious succeed. London Spec
T Akorla-lae af Per Ha Derel
apea It Waaaerfally.
How infinitely minute must be the
oarticlc that emanate from the object
to - -tiii-h the doe to tracking, aaya the
i.,, vU- It tbe matter is
Stock Taking Time
And we have '
But from a well-selecttxl i .stock;- which will be more than
doubled in the next few weeks, we will continue to give
best possible valut'S' at the right price.
Mt. Hood
; .wl! i. , "
tremely divisible. The tenth part or. a
grain of musk will continue for years,
to fill a room with Its odoriferous par
ticles and at the end of that time. will.
not be appreciably diminished In
weight by the finest balance. A cubic
luch of air rising from the flame of a
Bunsen burner 1ms been fouud to. cou
tain no fewer than 489.000,000 dust par
ticles. A drop of blood which might be
suspended from the point of r needle-
contains about a million or. red flat
tened corpuscles. Still, though matter
Is bo marvelously divisible, the olfac-'
tory nerves are infinitely more sensi
tive. Much has yet to be, investigated
with rpirard to the differentiation of
the points in these nerves so that they
may discriminate with such apparent;
Iv miraculous nccuracy. Yet.veii the
results iu the scent of dogs show how
marvelously fine is their discriminating
power. Our sense of smell, unless in
the trained chemist, is not even so
acute as that of the semisavage. The
aborigines of Peru can in the darkest
night and in the thickest woods distin
guish respectively a white man,, a ne
gro and one of their own race by the
smell. Much we have gained by-civilisation,
but not without some losso our
bodily energies and senses. Man's re
cuperative power after an injury Is irj
the inverse ratio to his social.advnnce
ment. Similarly he seems to become
less acute and delicate In the souse ot
smell as he fares better and lives more
comfortably. The faithful dog puts
him to shame.
Greek Nones.
We learn that the nose of Socrates
was not Greek, but such as Greek art-.
Ists usually assigned to satyrs, eca
sionally, as in a beautiful group of a
satyr playlug dice with a .nymph on- a
bronze mirror, they gave satyrs anoth
er kind of nose. The noses of the la
dies in the Tanngra terra cotta ore' of
all agreeable orders of nose, not neces
sarily Greek. The chances are that the
Greeks varied as much as we, do in
their noses, while the tradition of their
art preferred the conventional straight
nose. In the same way the kind of Ro;
mans who had their portraits done on
coins and gems were just the Bort .of
energetic, conquering people who have
Roman noses everywhere, like William
of Orange and the Duke of Wellington.
London Saturday Review.
Tha Letter Came Back.
A circumstantial fish story is told by
the London News. The captain of the
steamer Bemtlder of Lelth. on a voyage
Horse for Sale.
I have three horses, raniilnir In wrielil from
tooo to 12TO ponndw; will sell either one.
Pur- j
chaser cun have tils pieK.
dlT J. V AlU Hl I-.ll-S Mown imhiu.
L. C HAYSEH, Prop.
The place to get an easy h', an
up-to-date hair cut, and to ee'o the
luxury of a porcelain bath tub.
and Builder.
Plans and Estimates Fr.RxisHKr
Upon Application. ' dl
We carry acoiniMe stock of W.Jmlthriihlrrii.'Mne,.ln.', wtrc cable, rope shortneni, blocks, root hooka, ete., tor which
ire general agents for Oregon and WushinKto1, Write tZt Ciitnloiruc. '
' ' ONLY exclusive Hardware Store in
No. 2
boon . unable to
find any Shelf-Worn
with us,
No Clearance Sale
Comber Company
to.Cliiiyi, inrew sj puiidte oi oiu letter
overboil rd iii' the' Mediterranean. Some
rtfinlsh ''fiMionnPii' of Aguilnti. near
OfrXajrena; Inter caught a largo fish'
n'mV.'on -opening it found a bundle of
letters , inside. They took ' this to the
mayor. ' who managed to decipher in
one the name nrtd nddivM.of the super
intendent of the bteamshlp Hue iu Lon
don and' thus to restore the letters to
(heir owner. . ......
. . Orlr?in"of ilip; llaumim.
'' The-hansrim-was the indention of Jo
seplr nanioiri, the architect of the Eir
minsham town hull. Hut the two
wheeled tab which .he patented In 1S34
little resembles the! vehicle which now
bears his ndme. It had. a square, sedan
'clmir sjn'utcd body hung between two
wheels nearly eight feet high. The
driver's scat was in front, as also was
the door. , The .fare entered the cab be
tween the wheel and shaft. The mod
ern hansom was nduptcd from this
original by Messrs. Gillet and Chap
man. It is M peculiarly English vehi-
icla,.,and no foreign nation has ever
compassed -the dogged courage of the
Briton who can sit calmly Inside it
London Chronicle.
Ucr Fear.
Maud Wluit makes youso- jiwfally
nervous, jdoaf?
Clara Why, Fred Is to have an interview-with'papa
this afternoon.
"Oh!"And you are afraid your father
will not give his consent?"
"No; I'm nf raid, Fred won't show up."
, .. A, .Mathematician.
"Father," said- the little boy, "what
is a umathematician?".
."A mathematician, my son, is a man
who can calculate the distance be
tween the most remote stars ahd.wbo
Is Habieto'be flimflammed in changing
n two dollar bill." Washington Star.
A Late Sapper.
A.lvery' steady and. serious country
gentie.mau' had Joined a newly .estab
lished London west end club which of
, fered the' advantage of bedrooms for
country tiiciWer3 temporarily in town.
ivWlirn ncxt'the squire visited the mod
ern Bahylori hc pufun for the night at
the 'duff, wiilch had In the meantime
Wnrhe 'extremely fashionable and Its
Oregon Nursery Co.
.Kor llrst-fliiss. whole rooted iind budded Trees, send your order to the old reliable
'Oregon Nu'fkerv l'., ul Sftlein, Oregon. t We hsve yet tut sale a few more thousand
rllsl-i-lHSH Newtown pippins, NpitxenlHirgs, and a full Hue of all other varieties of ap
ples and general nursery sloi-k.
Now is the time to place yoijr or,der, before all the best trees are sold.
Stock Grown on Full Roots.
Wedt'sire to lot our friends and patrons know
that for the fall planting we will have and can sup
ply in any number "
Cherry, Pear;Apricot,Peach& Plum Trees,
Shade and Ornamental Trees.
Also, all the standard varieties of apple trees. Can
t Ripply .the tratle with plenty of Newtown, Spitzen
! lerg and Jonathan apple trees. .
RAWSON & STANTON, Hood River, Or.
7. --Y V' -tS'.-cj;
is Here
Is On
hours -correspondingly Irregular. The
squire went to bed at an early hour,
when all was quiet and decorous. If
there were a racket in the night he
elept through it
.Next morning be came down to
breakfast at his usual hour, 8 o clock,
but wag surprised to find the room in
the middle of the dusting process and
not a cloth on the tables! While he was
gazing helplessly around a sleepy eyed
waiter came up to him.
"I beg your pardon, sir," he said apol
ogetically, "but no suppers can be
served after half past 7." London TU
BUS. , Optimists.
The people who are most skillful ul
seeing the silver lining to the cloud aw
nsunlly the nmbrellaless ones that
blockade your doorway while waiting
for the rain to stop. Judge.
Meat Market.
Iam prepared to furnish the public
with the best of Fresh and Cured Meats,
Lard, all kinds of Fresh Vegetables
Chickens and Eggs, at the lowest
prices. FREE DELIVERY. Phone
I have for sale tliln xeimnn, 10,000 Yellow
Newtown Pippins; fi.OIIO Hplwenlurn: 2,000
ArkiuiHiiH Blin k. Griiflod on whole roots and
from scions tlint were carefully selected from
sotneof the best bearing trees In Hood Hlver
valley. I do not .hesiutle lo guarantee ,ny
trees true to name. Hend for prices to
N. B.-Harvey, Prop. Milwaukee, Or.
F. E. STRANG, local agent.