0 0 wnuice Lois ior aaie in ; Riverview Park and Idlewilde Additions Best improvements are going west, following the easy grades. Streets are being opened, sidewalks laid and water pipes to furnish spring water will be put in at once. Hood PRATHER INVESTMENT CO. Selling Agents. GEO. F. COE & SON Dealers in Queensware, Stoneware, Porcelain, China and Glassware, Lamps and Lamp Supplies, CONFECTIONERY AND NUTS. Up-to-Date New Line of Glassware Just Received Hoyal Steel Ware, Pudding Pans, Dish Puns, Berlin Kettles, Lip Kettles, Sauce Pane, Cofl'ee Pots, Tea Pots, Pie Plates, Cups, etc. ' A complete line of Fishing Tackle, from Bait Hook to Creel. Fruits in Season; Racine Stocking Feet; AH kinds Sewing Machine Needles. Phone 351 Geo. F. Coe & Son Now is the Prices, lc, c and u each, according size. IRON AGE GARDEN Tools are ahead. High wheel and first class at the right prices. We have the exclusive agency. Coiue see them. NO. 4 FERTILIZER 11 your strawberries are get some of the No. 4 fertilizer and strengthen" them up. This fertilizer helps the ciills grow into good berries. Now is the time to apply it, k : FOR PLOWS AND CULTIVATORS we are stocked with what you need. Get the old tools out and either get new parts where needed, or new tools. Time is too valuable to spend trying to make an old worn out tool do your work when the season is short. STUDEBAKER yAGONS A car of Studebaker wagons now in contains some special fruit growers' wagons with large size boxes, strong neat and durable, at the same prices that have been asked for less desirable styles.' Don't fail to call and examine them when they come in. DAVIDSON FRUIT CO ZF-SIEZIOlNr Livery, Feed Get your Spray Material of THE DRUGGIST, And you can depend on it being GOOD. State Aoriccltcral Collkob and Expkrihknt Station. CorvaI.is, Obk., April 13, 1!K)4. Mr. Clias. N. Clarke, Hood River, Ore. Dear Sir The snuinle of white arsenic which you sent nit has been exam ined and I find tha.t it is exceptionally good. For all practical purposes I would call it absolutely pure. The chemical analysis shows t hut the sample contains .08 of one per cent moisture and H9.77 per cent white arsenic. So you see that the sample is of an exceptionally fine quality. Very truly yours, v A. L. KXISELY, Chemist. Stages to Cloud Cap Inn. Ticket office for the Regulator Line of Steamers Telephone and have hack carry you to and from- the boat landing If you want a first-class turnout call on the v HOOD RIVER TANSFER AND LIVERY. CO Rivss' D Time To put Iloyt's Patent Tree Supports on your fruit trees. The cut shows how they work. Don't wait until the trees are broken down or bent out of shape with heavy loads of fruit. Put them on now and save the trees. They are permanent and stay for years with a little adjust ment of the wires. When you use these supports you have no props in the way of cultivators, and they are al ways there. not in first-class condition STABLE and Draying. STKANAHANS & BAGLEY. Horses bought, sold or exchanged. Pleasure parties can secure It rut-class rigs. Spe cial attention given to moving Furniture and Pianos. We do everything horses can do. HOOD RIVER, OREGON. evelopment A. Hood River Strawberries. If there was nothing to attract atten tion in Hood Kivcr valley but the straw berries, there 18 enough interest cen tered in the growing and harvesting of uns ueiicious trim to make it worth going a long journey to nee. It is the strawberry tlmt has made Hood River famous, and there in, bo far, but one variety of the strawberry that can make any claim to distinction in Hood Kivcr, that one is the Clark's Seedling. No other berry has the firmness, hitch col oring, flavor and shipping qualities that imH uns variety, tn no other known location win tins berry reach Mich a state of excellence as in Hood Kiver. These are the prime reasons that they have gained such a reputation for Hood River. One tliinir that has broiiirht this about is that they v have been grown under conditions here which develop tnese qualities and make for 'is a berry that is unapproachable. Some day there may be found a spot on the big round earth where the eiial to Hood River berries may lie grown, hut it has not been discovered as yet. No one appears able to give a satis factory reason for this, and it is doubt less due to several causes. Perhaps the climate, mild and moist in winter, tem perate in summer; the sou, rich in iron, potash, decomposed granite and quartz, and the location relative to the Colum bia and the surrounding country, thus tempering the winter's cold and the summer's heat 'by the sheltering hills and the ocean breeze coming up the Columbia'pastage way to the sea, has much to do in making this the only spot on earth where the best commer cial strawberry that grows can be raised. Be the causes what they may, no where but in Hood River valley can strawberries be raised which will stand the shipment to such distant points as Hood Kiver berries. They have been shipped to New York, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, China, arriving in good conuiuon. Neither is there a berry grown in any other location that will retain its color after being canned as does the Hood River berry. Open a can of hereies grown anywhere but in Hood River and notice how pale and faded they look. Place it beside a can of Hood River berries and note how bright the Color of the latter, just as if freshly cooked These properties give Hood River ber ries a premium far above any berry irom any country. There is one thing to be done which cannot be insisted upon too strongly. kadi grower should form himself into a special committee to look after this one thing. It is the marketing of the berries. The careless work of market ing may ruin the profits of a splendid crop of berries. The berries should be carefully sorted and graded, then four and five tier berries separated, no two grades in the same box. No bruised berries should be packed. No berries should be gathered when thu vines are wet. A little bit of this kind of ship ping lost hundreds of dollars to the growers last year. It is hoped that groweri) w ill be more careful this year. If we are not careful in the selection and packing of our berries it will be but a short time until the reputation of our berries will be ruined, while if we do our work properly, pack nothing but first class berries, in first class shape, no two grades in the sumo box, it will not matter what berries we come in competition with, Hood River berries will take the top prices. Horticultural Crop Report. An act of the legislature of 1 SU5 passed an act dividing the state into five horti cultural districts as follows: First dis trict comprises the counties of Mult nomah, Clackamas, Yamhill, Washing ton, Columbia, Clatsop, and Tillamook; second district, Marion, Polk, Benton, Lincoln, Linn and Lane; third, Doug las, Jack on, Klamath, Josephine, Coos, Curry and Lake; fourth district, Wasco, Sherman, Morrow, Gilliam and Crook; fifth district, Unmtilla, Union, Wallowa, linker, Malheur, Harney and Grant. President Smith of the state board of horticulture, has received the following report from Commissioners Newell and Carson of the first and third districts, which show the present condition of the fruit crop of their districts: First district, apples, 1(K) per cent; pears, 100; cherries, 50 to 75; prunes, Italian, 20, petite,. 100; small fruits, 100. Second district, apples, f) per cent; Hood River A UNION OF THE SHIPPERS OIE1 THE -FLAOTTS Famous Hood River Strawberries Our charges are the cost of marketing your Berries, and we ship for you without profit. FAIR TREATMENT AND NO PREFERENCES. The office will be open from Thursday, May 12th, in the afternoons, from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m., until Berries begin to ripen, and after that all day and till night if necessary. The Secretary will be pleased to furnish any and all infortnation. Growers can ship with the Union without boing members. 1 o E. II. HIIEIttRI), Secretary Phone, Farmers. Co A. JAYNE, Secretary. pears, 75; peaches, t0; prunes, Italian, It), petite, 80; small fruits 100. W e take the liberty also to filch from a private note in the, report which Presi dent Smith kindly furnished ns,tho infor mation that the Portland Rose show will be held about the 10th of June. Many of our ladies will he interested in this event which promises to be one of unusual excellence this year. A II lag Tree. A noted siwarh character. Joe Stu- high, was in Hood Kiyer, Saturday, and meeting Hon. E. L. Smith on Oak street these two old tellicunis enjoyed a very pleasant visit, recalling davs when Hood River was younger and when game and siwaslies were more plentiful than now. The conversation was carried on in Chinook and the reporter was only able to absorb a por tion of what was said. Joe informed Mr. Smith of the marriago of his son, which involved the necessity of his giving a great potlatoh, a part of which consisted of 20 horses for the bride. Mr. Smith remarked that the white men did not give a potlatch on these occa sions, to .which Chief Joseph with twinklingeyes replied: "White man cuitus. ' They then recounted an incident which occurred several years ago. when Joe acted as guide for a party consisting it Mr. smith, a. U. r-.vans and Robert Rand, on a tour of discovery and fishing and hunting, extending for two hundred miles or more around Mount Adams. They were in need of fresh meat os they ibu not nan any game lor some (lavs. and their rations were becoming rather monotonous Deans ana bacon and sometimes biscuits. The horse, too, which had been assigned to Mr. Smith was the laziest brute in the entire out fit, and while Mr. Smith was a good hand at wielding the ouirt, it became a tiresome occupation when indulged in nour alter Hour lor days together; but ho was obliged to perform this service in order to keep In sight of the proces sion. Finally Mr. Smith prevailed on Chief Joseph to swap horses with him. Joseph's horse was a skittish half-broken broncho and required constant watch ing in order to keep in his company. Going along a desert place two groiute arose and flow, a little distance then alighted within range among Bonie lava rock on the mountainside. Joseph was immediately behind Mr. Smith and being the huntsman for the party, iinlimbered his double-barreled fowling piece with a bang, bang, which brought down both birds. At the first shot Mr. Smith's charger went straight up into the air about stecn feet and the next shot found Mr. Smith on his back on the ground and his horse away up the mountainside. Joseph never turned a feather until he had. walked up and secured both birds, then, turning and looking at Mr. Smith he held his sides with both hands and doubled up and laughed as no other aborigine was ever known to do before. The memory still, after all these years, brought a hearty laugh from the dusky chief. Hut the feast on those two grouse, stewed as they can be only in camp, fully repaid Mr. Smith lor his fall. They were ac companied with the. lightest of dump lings which Mr. Smith made, and. the whole was cooked in a large camp kettle. Chief Joseph claims to have hidden at least half of the supper under his buckskin hunting shirt. Our Rand. The band hoys have received their new instruments and uniforms and they are strictly high class, giving our boys a very natty appearance. Their first use of the new instruments was made at the ice cream given in Mrs. Potter'l grove, an account of which will be found in the lielmout items. Decoration dav our boys appeared for the first time in Hood Kiver, and we are proud of their performance and appearance. The boys feel gratelul to our citizens for the interest manifested by their going inside their purses and so liber ally assisting them. About $200 was donated by the citizens of Hood River ana the balance or the Dearly $'00 was put up by the boys to purchase their fine equipment. And now that onr boys are m excellent shape for good ser vice, they should lie remembered when ever any public demonstration is to be made and a "sawbuek" or even better put into the hands of their exchequer. This will keep their hearts warm toward us and furnish any amount of ammu Fruit Growers' Union GROWERS FOR THE GROWERS and BY THE GROWERS Hood River Fruit Growers' Union. Phone nition (or the wind jammers. In short it is up to Hood River people to give our band (toys a hearty support until they shall have attained a front rank among the bands of the country. The new instruments bought by the band are as follows: Helicon tuba, Euphonium, French horn, B flat Cornet ana Trombone, tenor. Cascade Forest Reserve. ' The Glacier man, on his rambles Sun day, called on Adolf Aschoff, supervisor of the northern division of the Cascade forest reserve. He found Mr. Ashoff in his den surrounded by maps, blue prints of locations in the reserve, re ports from rangers and record books galore. - Mr. Aschoff is a very affable, genial gentleman of culture and refinement, and the scribe passed several very inter esting, pleasant and instructive hours in conversation with him and gained much valuable information regarding the work and duties of the forest rang ers and the plans which Mr. Isenberg and Mr. Aschoff had jointly perfected and which were being rapidly executed up to the time of Mr. Iscuberg's dis missal. These plans are now being car ried out as far as possible by his succes sor, Mr. Ashoff, but no one who is not familiar with the work which devolves upon the chief ranger, and who is not acquainted with the capability, adapt ability and enthusiasm of Mr. Aschoff can ever realize what a handicap it puts upon the supervisor when such a man is taken from the field and no like man available to take his place. This is just what occurred when Mr. isenberg was removed. And the loss to the depart' incut will perhaps never he knowu to any except Mr. Ai hnff and his most intimate friends. He is a peerless moun taineer, never so happy as w hen in the wildest and most rugged of our moun tain heights, making trails and smooth ing the wav lor the nature-loving tour ists of coming centuries to tread, look ing out ami marking t ho most pictur esque and suitable locations for hostel ries.stations and tourist camps, the com ing years will bring into this, which Mr. Aschoff justly elaims,is the most beauti ful spot on earth. Mr. Ashoff is an enthusiastic lover of nature, has visited the entire Alpine system as well as all other places of scenic notoriety in both the old and the new world and emphat ically declares that in no other country has nature wrought with such exquisite lieauty and wonderful grandeur as in this Cascade reserve, and it was the iov of his life that he was placed in a posi tion which enabled him to explore its lovliuess and splendor, and to make it possible tor such as admire the beautiful in nature to share his delight. He was tireless in his efforts and regardless of necessary expense, :ind when the needed funds were not provided by the govern ment, as sometimes occurred, he used his own money ami pushed his work with persistent and determined energy. He has camped out for weeks in the mountains when engaged on some im portant mission; often without blankets or tent.through rain andsnjw, drenched to the skin, never faltering until his purpose was attained. This was Mr. Asclioff's own work, it fell to him by reason of his appointment as chief ranger, and belonged to no other person. This reminds the Glacier man of a libelous statement against, Mr. Isenberg which appeared in the Orcgoniun a few days ago. While it was intended as a compliment to Mr. Aschoff.they curtain knew very little of the man, for they could not have given a more direct in sult than to state that he performed the duties "which Isenberg was supposed to have performed." Isenberg had enough of his own work to do without being even "supposed" to engage in that of his chief ranger. If the penny-a-liner who wrote the statement w ill take the trouble to inquire into the duties of the supervisor he will find he has the su pervision of some 20 rangers w ho are re quired to keep a daily record of their doings. They must make a report every month, giving in detail the contents of these diaries. These reports are at times voluminous, and besides these, special reports are often sent requiring immediate attention. Questions arise which require the acumen of a diplomat to answer. He must pass on all appli cations fur grazing permits, on applica tions for free use of timber lands, must investigate all contest cases, all fraud ulent land entry cases which originate in his district, must pass on all rights of way for roads, railroads, Humes, wa ter ditches, pipe lines or any other that may come into his hands, and in all these cases give his recommendations with documentary evidence to Bupport them. All this require extensive cor respondence. Mr. Isenberg says lie has written as high as 40 letters in one day, including instructions to his rangers. Resides this, he is required togo over each day's report of every one of hi rangers and make a recapitulation of the whole and forward the same to the department. This surely will show the ignorance or maliciousness, whichever it is, that is responsible for the Ore gonian's dirty fling at Mr. Isenberg. The work hud been discussed and laid out by the two gentlemen, each taking that division of it to which he was best adapted, that which was most agreeable to him. Mr. Aschoff had no complaint to make, on the contrary, he is never happier than when in his beloved moun tains, and he fuels keenly the implied charge that he was being imposed upon. He has nothing but highest praise of Mr. Isenberg and his manner of treat ing his sulxirdiiiates and asserts that he dislikes to be lied about In any way, but when the lie is intended to make of him a cat's paw to detract from one of his closest friends and fellow workers his well-earned laurels, he feels hurt and indignant. If the smart Aleck who wrote so ghhlv about that of which he 211. Is either absolutely ignorant or mali cicusly false in his assertions, thinks either of the gentlemen had a sinecure in the place he filled, he can easily be come converted from his error by a day's tramp with Mr. Aschoff on the trail, or a day's work in the office. Mr. Isenberg had, in connection with Mr. Aschoff, planned a system of trails around and through the reserve to facil itate the mobilization of the rangers and other available help to fight fires when they occur. These plans were executed in part last year, Mr. Ashoff having made about 40 miles of trail. That the department made a grave mistake in removing Mr. Isenberg and taking Mr. Ashoff out of the field will be apparent to any one who has enough interest in the forest reserve to Inquire into it. The volume of work done at and during the time specified in the charges could not have been accom plished by any other than Mr. Isenberg, and he in the full use of his faculties. No lietter working team can be pro duced in the state for that service than M. P. Isenberg in the office and Adolf Aschoff in the field. About this time one of Belmont's pret tiest girls came to the door of the super visor s don and warbled in dulcet tones, "dinner's ready," and M. P. Isenberg ushered the Glacier reporter into a feast fit for the "devil" of any printshop in America, and although it's nearly a week since then, it still tastes good. After lunch, Mr. Aschoff, who is a most excellent pianist, treated the printer to some nne selections irom lleethoven lannliauser ami others. Taken all to gether, it has been a long time since the iiiacicr man spent so enjoyable a day. Local Matters. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Tedvsun returned luesday from a trip to Portland. Joe Wilson boarded the noon train 1 uesilay for The Dalles. Mrs. Eschrieht and daughter of Port and came up Saturday and snent Sun. day with her sis er. Mrs. William Graham. Hon. J. N. Tea was in Hood River last week looking after his interest in the berry crop and investigating the waier question. Will iam Thompson went to Portland from The Dalles on No. 1, Saturday. ne nau iH'en in attendance as witness in the Williams trial. Miss Ola Norman, who tenrhna in flood Kiver valley, came tin from that place yesterday to attend commence ment exercises. Chronicle. L. M. Miller of the Wilummetta val ley, brother of Warren Miller, and who has been on his hoinestead.was in Hood Kiver Saturday, on his way home. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shoemaker left Tuesday for their home at Pendleton after a visit with Mrs. Shoemaker's parents, Mr. ami Mrs. C. L. Gilbert. L. N. Blowers, United States denutv marshal, spent sunday in Hood River His family returned' with him to Port land, where they will remain for the summer. The Echo News savs II. .1. IIihluu-,1 nf Hood Kiver has bought about 100 acres of land at lrrigon, a new town which ias sprung un in Morrow countv within the past year. Hood River is nutting on her business clothes and pushing ui her sleeves ready for the strawberry campaign. Our streets are filled With vehicles, strawberry grabbers anil siwaslies. The chief clerk of the irovernor of the namoan islands wroto, recently to A. I. Mason, of the Fast Side, relative to the resources and business chances in Hood River. Hood Kiver has become known the world over, A. C. Helms, who has a runch in Morrow county has been working in the Mount Hood country and was in Hood River Saturday. Monday he went to his ranch near lone. He has 1(H) acres in wheat and will plow 100 acres more this fall. The first half crate of berries was shipped May 13 last year, and the first this year went out May 10. The days and nights are growing warmer, how ever, and the difference of four days is likely to be caught up with before the end of the season. Mr. and Mrs. J. Thornburn Ross were up from Portland and spent Sunday at the Country Club Inn. Though resi dents of Portland a good many years, this was their first visit to Hood Kiver. and needless to say they were charmed with the beauty of the valley. R. R. Erwin, after spending several days looking after his landed interests in Hood Kiver, went on to Portland, Mon day. Mr. Erwin continues to have implicit faith in Hood River. He says a large amount of capital will pour into the valley this summer. K. M. Hunt has boon digging o well for Claude Copplo ut Ruthton and is having quite a job. Ha struck a fair vein of water at 20 feet, but not enough to satisfy Claude, and lie means to- go to a depth of (10 feet. It is cement hardpan, which is almost impossible to either pick or blast out. Deputy Sheriff Olinger came in from The l)alles on No. 1, Saturday. He says the officers expect to take Williams to Salem today, and they are very un easy and watchful, as the jail is not too secure and the temper of the people none the smoothost. Should Williams attempt to escape or anything else should occur to further irritate the strong feeling against him that is now being manifested they fear there might be serious trouble. Mrs. C. E. Day arrived yesterday morning from WallaWalla. Mr. Day has lieen here for a month in the employ of thu Hood River Electric Light and Power Co. in the capacity of electrician, but took a severe cold two weeks ago which prevented him from working. With his two children, Zora ami Omar, he has been camping out on the hill, and Mrs. Day will join the family here in their camp until Mr. Day gets around again, when he will get the family ocaieu nere ermanently. Mr. Day has sient a good many years in the West, principally in Colorado, and savs he found the best part of the Pacific coast when he struck Hood River. The four Hood River ladies who made an excursion to the Cascades on the Charles R. Spencer, Tuesday of last week, were not taken there against their will a" prisoners of war, hut left their precious homes with full intent of visit ing that romantic locality, and there they safely landed. Hut owing to the Kegulator tailing to get through the locks on account of the high water, they were obliged to wait for the la'te veninir train, which was no disappointment. However, they were consoled with their royal entertainment at the Hotel Colo nial, a fine new hostelry kept by H. C. Levy, lately from New York, whose princely hospitality and elegant ai partments equal if not surpass any thing of the kind in Oregon. Hood River heights is fast Incoming a city. As one reaches the top of the hill Gill's big grocery is the first store in view. Mr. Gill is doing a big business. He keeps the best of everything in the grocery line, and conscanentlv pleases and holds his customers. Across the street is the pioneer store of the hill, under the able management of H. M. Abbott. Mr. .Abbott is not doing so i much in the grocery line, having sold out nearly all his stock. But he has a first-class ice cream parlor. Next is a" new furniture store not yet completed. And then comes A. L. Carmiehael's dry goods store, W. G. Godsev's black, smith's shop, Rowley & Go's drug store, Holman's meat market, Star boarding house, J. B. Fk teller's general mer chandise store, and a barber shop con ducted by Mr. Beolie. The ladies must not overlook the fact that at M me Ab bott's the latest styles in millinery are to be found. Mrs. Claud Copplo is visiting at her old home in Eugene, Frank Quinn came in on No. 1 Friday from a trip to The Dalles. Frank Morton brought iu the first cherries Friday, selling them at 10 cents a pound. A new baby girl arrived at tho homo of Rev. H. C. Shaffer Wednesday morn ing of last week. , W. F: Laraway, brother-in-law and W. F. Cooper, nephew of J. B. Hunt, last week bought 30 acres just north of thuScaman Cox place on the East Side. Charles E. Sawyer, representing tho Timberman, published at Portland, visited Hood River, Thursday, in the interest of that publication. Mr. Saw yer is an old newspaper man of wide experience and is doing good work in his new field. Charles Nolan, who has been work ing in the Glacier office and E. R. Brad- ley's Job office for a month, left Sunday morning for Portland. He will also visit his brother in Sulom, who is em ployed on the Statesman in that city. G. II. Hubbard reports the arrival of a girl at his home' ami W. F. Gaston a boy, last Thursday. Both of the new additions to Hood River are very much pleased with their environments, and we welcome them to the mitropolis of Wasco county. Mrs. George P. Crowoll presented tho Glacier office Saturday with a large boqtiet of roses, no two alike, from her rose garden, They are the finest speci mens of their kind, the present editor ever saw, and makes him ami his family inure man ever ucngnieu Willi liooil River. The W. C. T. U. of Hood River on;an. ized a Loyal Temperance Legion on May 17, with an enrollment of 45 members with Miss Wright, superintendent and Raymond Early, president. The Legion meets every Tuesday afternoon at 2. at the U. B. church. A cordial wof como is extended to all the hoys aud girls. D. P. Smvthe. democratic pandMaln for district attorney, came in from The Dalles on No. 1 fridav to gotacnuaintcd with Hood River people. Our attorney, Frank Menefee, is an able prosecutor and an attorney of experience and Mr, Smythewill have to look well to his political fences if he wishes to keep tho hi lie out. A. L. Phelps presented the Glacier wilh the first full box of berries this season, May Id, mention of which was verlookud in our last issue. Although uiitiderably higher uu thun manv of the early berry fields along the river, Mr. Phelps grows some very early ber ries, and there are no better in quality raised in the valley. Accompanying the box of berries left on the editor's table was a beautiful boqtiet of peonies and white lilacs, which would take the first prize at any flower show. C. R. Egbert, nephew of Mr. Eirbert if Franktou, was severely iniured Mon day ef last week, while on a round up alter horses. The horso he was riding became unmanageable and ran away uuwn a 'eep mil, mrnwing Mr. JiigDert. His shouldur wo dislocated and his arm broken near the shoulder. The accident happened ubout 20 miles from Antelope, He was obliged to ride that distance with a broken arm before sur gical aid could be secured. The doctor then insisted that he must go to The Dalles, where thu X-ray could lie used in setting the arm and he was placed on a cot bikI taken by train to that city, where he was treated and is doiiig nicely. Ral I read Excursion to Siilcin. Sunday, June 5, 1004, Sunset Lodge No, l.'lO, Brotherhood of Railroad Train men, will run their fourth annual excur sion to Salem. Sufficient coaches will be furnished to provide seats for all. At the Slate Fair grounds a first class entertainment will be given to amuse the excursionists, consisting of base ball, bicycle races, bicycle trick riding and many other first class attractions. Program of amusements will he distrib uted at a later date. This will lie thu only opportunity of this nature this season for the people of Hood River and viciuity to spend a day of keen and wholesome pleasure. The committee in charge are careful and experienced railroad men and will spare no time or expense to make this day one long to be remembered. No liquors sold on trains or at the grounds, and perfect order will bo maintained. Lunches and refreshments can ho procured at the grounds. Come with us and spend a day of enjoyment and help us to provide a fund to care for our sick and disabled mourners. Tickets for sale at O. R. & N. ticket office. People may stop off at any point at which we stop going down. Apples vs. Sweet Corn. W. F. Laraway, who with W. F. Cooper recently purchased 83 acres of the S. H. Cox farm two miles out on the East Hide, brought to the Glacier ollice Monday, a copy of his home piuier. the Glunwood Opinion, containing the fol lowing call for sweet corn contracts, issued by the New Glenwood Canning Co: "We can take about 100 acres more Sweet Corn. It' pays better than Field Corn and is a more certain crop this year on account of the late Bpring. We pay 5.00 per ton and 4 to 5 tons' to the acre is a good crop. Your stalks make linefeed. Last year we planted as late as June .mil and got a good crop, i'lease call and obtain your contract and seed at at the same time." The appeal to raise sweet corn at $25 an acre looks odd to Hood Kiver people who think $100 a small income for straw berries, ami consider $.100 an aero about the right profit from an apple orchard. Mr. Laraway is already a loyal Hood Riverite, and in his rambles about the valley has secured some valuable statis tics showing actual results frm Hood River strawberries and apple lands. The following offer a fair sample: B. H. Tucker, from 7-year-old applo trees on less than 5 acres, gathered in 1!K)3, 8.V) boxes of Yellow Newton apples, which he sold at $1 80 a box. Sears A Porter,from l'.IS trees.on less than 2 acres, when the trees were seven vear& old gathered 1,140 lioxes: R-vears- old, 1,700 boxes ;9-years-old, 2,300 boxes. Prom Dl 7-year-old lellow Newtown Pippin trees on less than an acre Sears & Porter sold $1,375 worth of apples. These statements make a very favor able showing between conditions in Iowa and Hood River. Even a blind man could see which is the better place. 31 r. l.arawsy is more man pleased at having located in Hood River. HiB partner, W. F. Coojier, returned last week to Iowa to arrange for bringing his family to Hood River. He is expected here in about three weeks.