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HOOD.'IRIVER GLACIER THURSDAY JUNE 9, 1904
Choice Lots for Sale 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.
PRATHER INVESTMENT CO.
- Selling Agents.
Dealers in Queensware, Stoneware, Porcelain, China and Glassware,
Lamps and Lamp Supplies, CONFECTIONERY AND NUTS.
Up-to-Date New Line of
Royal Steel AVare, Pudding Pans,
Kettles, Sauce Pane, Coffee Pots,
A complete line of Fishing Tackle,
in Season; Racine Stocking Feet;
Now is the
Prices, l) jc, ic. and ic each, according to
IRON AGE GARDEN
Tools are ahead. High wheel and first class at the right
prices. We have the exclusive agency. Come, see them.
NO. 4 FERTILIZER
If your strawberries are not in first-class condition
ffet some of the No. 4 fertilizer and strengthen them up.
This fertilizer helps the culls grow into good berries. Now
is the time to apply it.
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.
A car of Studebaker wagons now in contains some
special fruit growers' wagons with large size boxes, strong
neatand 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
Get your Spray Material of
yoy can depend on it being GOOD.
Statu Auaicci-Tt BAi. Coixbhk and Kxpkkimrnt Station-.
CoRVAl.ni, Okk., Apiil 13, 1904.
Mr. Chas. N. Clarke, Hood River, Ore.
Dear Sir The sample of w bite arsenic w hich you sent mt bus leen exam
ined Ruil I find Hint it is exceptionally good. For nil prncticil purposes I would
rail it absolutely pure. The eliemiinl analysis shows that Ihe sMiiple contains
118 of one percent moisture and !!.77 per cent white arsenic. So you see thai
Ihe sample ia of an exceptionally tine quality. Very truly yours,"
A. L. KNISELY, Chemist.
Stages to Cloud Cap Inn.
Ticket office for the Regulator Line of Steamers Telephone and
have a hack carry you to and from the boat landing If you want
a first-class turnout call on the
H000 KIVER TANSFER AND LIVERY CO
Glassware Just Received
Dish Tans, Berlin Kettles, Lip
Tea Pots, Pie Plates, Cups, etc.
from Bait Hook to Creel. Fruits
All kinds Sewing Machine Needles
Geo. F. Coe & Son
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. Thev
are permanent and stay for
years with .a little adjust
ment ot the wires. When
you use these supports you
have no props in the way of
cultivators, and they are al
ways there. ,
and Dray i tig.
STEANAHANS & BAGLEY.
Horses bought, gold or exchanged.
Pleasure parties can secure first-class rigs. Spe
cial attention given to moving Furniture
We do everything horses can do.
HOOD RIVE It, OREGON.
A. A. JAYNE,
Pleased With ConJitlong Here.
Binaldo M. Hall, publicity promoter
for the 0. K. & N. Co., aceoini anied by
Mr. Ford, his ollicial photographer, was
in Hood Kiver, TIuiib lay of last week,
securing views for use in his next sum
mer's book oir Oregon snd its resources.
While here. Mr. Hall made his head-
quartern at the Country Club Inn.
I never saw things looking eo well
in flood Kiver liefore," remarked Mr,
Hall in conversation with a Glacie
man. "An air of prosperity seems to
pervade the very atmosphere. You hav
ueuer ouiiuings, Deiler roads, more
people, and even the strawlierry tields
nave a uiniuer appearance.
i nave secured some verv good pic
tures of berry fields and orchards, and
I think you'll lind Hood Kiver will get
particular attention m my next book
Your town deserves a good mention
and I shall see that you get it."
iiir. nan appears to nave a warm mo
in his heart for this little citv and the
beautiful valley behind it. Hood Kiver
will extend him a hearty welcome any
time he should choose to come.
lierrles, 42 to) lie Ilex.
J. P. Egan of White Salmon
presented the editor with a box of
iiindsome strawberries Thursdav night
of last week, They were line, liircious
ones, 41! of which tilled the pound box
The new editor never saw anything like
them before, though he used to buy
great many Hood Kiver berries in his
former Mirth Dakota home.
Mr. Egan says he had shipped that
day four crates tilled' with berries
just as nice as the sample he left for the
editor. Such fruit should bring top
notch prices. Mr. Egan is oncof White
Salmon s most successlnl fruit growers
he has five acres in bearing plants. Last
fall he says he applied 700 pounds of
commercial land plaster on his berries.
and the result is good to see. His plantH
never looked Detter lie says, and while
the plaster cost him $15, it will net him
$100 profit in berries.
Mr. Egan received $(l a crate for his
berries. He ships his fruit through
the Hood River Fruit Growers' Union,
and is well satisfied with his returns.
East Siders Secure Water.
Through the personal efforts of Burt
v an Horn, member of the Hood Kiver
Fruit Co., 15 hast Side farmers will se
cure water from the Bone Kros'. irrigat
ing ditch. Uhe water will be taken
from the main canal and carried to the
Pine Grove district in iron pipes. This
will save a great deal of waste and do
away with an unsightly high flume.
"It was through the personal efforts
Mr. VanHoru that this water was s
cured, saia a. . unthank, who en
gineered the sale of several pieces of
land to the fruit company. "Mr. Van-
Horn visited each one of the farmers in
the neighborhood and fairly camped on
their door step until they agreed to join
with him in securing the w ater from the
It is agreed that the water shall lie
supplied ty August 1. Other Ea.-t Side
fanners have agreed to take water, and
it will le supplied to them by July 1.
The Hood Kiver Fruit Co, has secured
Ki8 ao d of land from the following far
mers: B. N. Sproat, 40 seres; C. H.
Sproat, 3 acres; Warren Wells, 12 acres;
W. F. McCullum, 20 acre;W V. John
son. 42 acres; August Paasch, 40 acres;
G. R. Castner, 11 acres. Mr. Onthaiik
made sale of the Sproat Bros.' property.
Mr. Johnson sold his own land ami the
Castner 11 acres.
Two miles from town. 000
to 800 crates of berries taken
off this season. Best barga in
in Hood Kiver. See
W. J. BAKER.
A UNION OF THE
SIEIIIFIPICIKS OF THE IF-MIOTTS
Famous Hood River Strawberries
FAIR TREATMENT AND NO PREFERENCES.
mi. . i " n i - -f mi i i ji .
me omen win ue opui irm
4 j). in., until IJepries brgin to ripen, and after that all day and all night if necessary.
The .Sec retary will lie pleased to furnish any and all information.
Growers ran ship with the Union without being members. 0
E. II. SIIEPAKD, Secretary.
No Place Like Hood River.
Daniel Barbee and w ife are new resi
dents of Hood River. Glenwood, Iowa,
was tbet-r former home, where Mr. Bar
bee is the owner of 3i'i0 acres of farming
land. -W, FV .Laraway has induced
Mr. Barbee to sell his Iowa holdings
and take up his home in Hood River.
Mr. caraway tells the Glacier that
Mr. Barbee, being determined to find a
more congenial climate than the state
of Iowa affords got hold of some litora-
ture giving glowing descriptions of Cali
fornia, and a few weeks ago made a visit
to that country. He went to the very
section tne circular nail told Mm so
much about and found things altogeth
er misrepresented. Hundreds of acres
of peach orchards were not making mon
ey enough to pav for the cultivation. He
found fruit-grow U' in that country a
losing proposition 10m beginning to end,
which lost lor nun any idea of investing
Mr. Barbee then went to Southern
Oregon, but found nothing to his liking
there. He finally reached Portland.
and was about to return to Iowa, thor
oughly disgusted with this Western
country, but hearing a great deal about
Hood River, he decided to see for him
self just what is here.
t)ne day s ride through the valley was
sufficient to convince Mr. Barbee that
Una is the very country he was looking
for. He has decided to dispose of his
SIX) acres in Iowa, where the land is
worth $100 an acre, and invest in Hood
Kiver fruit lands, where a man can grow
rich on 20 acres of land, and the rigors
of Eastern winterl are unknown, like
wise the excessive heat of the summers.
He will be back to' this country in Au
gust to make Hood Kiver his permanent
The New Bank Ofllcials.
The opening of the First National
Bank in Hood River means a great deal
in a business way to the Hood River
valley. It brings'in new capital and the
men behind it will insure its financial
standing to carry out any obligation it
The president,' R. Smith, has been
president of the LaGrande National
Bank for a number of years and also
manager of the Grande Rondo Lumber
Co. . at Perrvl Or., near LaGrande.
These institutions are among the strong
est in Eastern Oregon. F. S. Stanley,
the vice' president, is manager of the
Columbia Timber Co , and president of j
the Gohle-Nehalem and Pacific, and
was Jilso secretary and treasurer of the
Grande Kondo Lumber Co, and stock
mliler in LaGrande National Bank
Mr. Rlanchar, the cashier, is a nrac
tical up-to-date business man, with a
fine reputation. - T. C. Ainsworth. one
of the directors, is president of the
United States National Bank of Port
land and largely connected with other
arge enterprises in Portland and other
cities. F, II. Hopkins is of the large
Brokerage firm of Ilowmng.Hnnkins Co.
and of good blisinrs standing. W. II.
nciiucuy is ciiiei engineer 01 me u. iv
: v Co., and well known all over the
orthv.eet fi r fair dwiliug and reliabil-
The management advise the Glacier
of their willingness at all times to loin
n any proposition that will advance the
interests of Hood River.
The new bank l as installed one of
he finest time lock safe s made of solid
rmor steel, making the vault entirely
Thrown From Wagon.
George K. Babcock was thrown from
his wagon and severely bruised. He
ppnen t. iiamoeriain s fain Balm free
ly and says it is the best liniment he
ever used. Mr. Bubcock is a well
nown citisien of North Plain. Conn.
here Is nothing equal to Pain Balm
for sprains and bruises. It will effect
cure in one-third the time required
y any other treatment. For sale by
Two valuable milch cows took it uoon
themselves to die the same day at
Frankton. Thursdav. One belonged to
I). C. Uarrabrant and the other to M.R.
Noble. Garrabrant's cow evidently died
f poison, as she had been sick for two
or three days. An examination of her
stomach was made, but nothing was
found caked therein. Mr. Noble eavs
is cow dropped dead without a strug
gle, as if from heart disease oranonlexv.
could a cow be accused of such a death.
Fruit Growers' Union
FOR THE GROWERS
Our charges are t he cost of marketing
aiul we shin for you without
uiursaay, .uay izui, in ine
cftood River Fruit Growers' Uoion.
Hood Kiver 7, Arlington 5.
Did you ever see inch a nifty catch as
Kennedy picked hot from Dunbar's bat?
There are not many who care to do it
not even I r the generous outburst
applause that greeted the Arlington
piicuer sumiay aiternoon. it was
nervy piece of work to sav the least.
The boys from Arlington are a gentle
manly lot. They know how to play
ran,, loo. ineyput up a good clean
game and while they did some splendid
work, at the crucial moment of the
contest they were unable to hold
gether as were the Hood Rivers, and
they went down to their first defeat this
season. 1 he crowd, though, was dis
appointment as to size. The attend
auee was something less than 300, the
smallest of the Beason. It ehould hav
been at least double this. Some of this
was due to lack of proper advertising.
It was not known in time to spread the
information as it should have been, that
iiooq Kiver was to play Arlington
The next game will be with the
Schiller's nine from Portland. The All
Portland boys have defeated them, and
nooa Kiver nas deleated the All Port
lands. But the Schiller's have strength
ened tneir nine since then and very
exciting game is expected. The Regu
lator Company has arranged to bring
an excursion wun wie team lrom Port
land, provided the steamer can make
the trip through the locks that day
Excursions will also lie brought from
Goldendale and the Dalles. This ehould
make a big attendance at next Sunday'
While the home team put up splendid
ball Sunday, they showed the lack of
proper practice. While it is Pcrham
Qimcuit lor tne dovi to get out lor wor
day practices, some work of this kind
will be necessary if the Hood River nine
proposes to continue with its long line
oi victories, jiunimr was not at hi
best, but no good player is alwavi
the best of condition, and this was tirob-
amy nis on oay. tie was too mucn
though, every now and then for the
visitors, who found him with difficulty.
. in tne opening inning it looked very
much like a one sided affair.but in the
next chapter the worm turned, and it
melted big chunks of enthusiasm to
see the runs pile up on the visitors' side
of the score book until they had 5 to
Hood River's lonesome 3.
The proceedings were not void of ex
citement and the good plays by the home
team would start tne rooters every now
and then. The home sympathisers knew
their turn would come. Doug Langille
was tlieonlyone whothoughtditTerentlv
and he was financially interested to the
extent of one dollar. Kd Williams has
since then siient that dollar.
Ihe expected inning cam a in the
Four bits for a safe hit and a dollar
for a run," called out the redoutable
ilm Leland Henderson. Sheets got
safe one good for first, and before the
eand diggers had time to recover their
breath he had stolen second. Havnes
got anotner one ami Sheets trotted home
Henderson tossed over the coin.
Adkina arranged matters for Havnea
to score and the bleechers went wild.
Jonnie Castner had in the mean time
found a vacant spot in the outfield and
an uilield ball by Dunbar brought Hood
Kiver a left fielder into the Plate. More
Adkina made an attempt to a enrht
third base, butjthe umpire's eye was too
aiert. mere was some doubt atiout
Dunbar on second. At this juncture
thtnge were going decidedly against the
visitors. They were not used to such fine
base ball work, it made them nervoiiB
to see victory drooping from them.
They rushed in a bunch to the umpire.
He couldn't be moved, and the visitors
were forced to realize that they were be
The bovs from Arlington took the bat.
but no one reached first, and in less time
than it takes to tell Hood River realized
that another victory waa theirs. It was
well earned, and the onlookers left the
grounds well satisfied with the after
noon's entertainmen. The score:
AS K II
Sheets 2b 4 2 2
flay IK'S cf 5 10
Castner 1 f 6 10
Adkina rf 6 0 0
Martin c 4 0 1
Black a a 5 12
Morse 3b 5 0 1
Mahan lb 4 2 3
Dunbar p 4 0 0
A B H H P O A K
Morris r f 5 0 1 0 0 0
C Kennedy c 6 1 2 5 2 0
Duncan as5 t 1 2 2 2
J Kennedy p 5 1 2 4 0 0
Starr c f 5 1110 0
Byrne lb 4 10 2 3 1
Kirkwood 2b 4 0 1 2 2 2
Ughorn lib 4 0 110 0
Morrison 1 f 4 0 0 2 2 1
Totals 41 5 9lTlTo
The score by innings:
Hood River 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 -7 9 6
Batteries J. Kennedy and O. Ken
nedy; Dunbar and Martin.
Time of Game One hour and 40 min
utes. Attendance 300.
Advertised Letter LUU
Osburn, Mrs 0 S Pendleton, Miss n
Powers, Mrs Angle. Mrs W F
Coby, D F ' Morrison, J
Rand, K II Scranten, A D
W. M. Yatm, Postmaster.
anernoons, irom I p.
weut to the
Cascade Locks Tuesday
morning for a
ween a visit.
J. E. Rand, the merchant, accom
panied by his father, Robert Rand,
made a trip to port land, Sunday.
Miss Smith, daughter of the senior
member of the firm of Norton & Smith,
the tinners and plumbers, returned
Sunday from a visit to The Dalles.
Berlin Davis accompanied by his fain
ny -came from Portland and spent Sun
day and Monday in West Clallam with
his mother, who leaves this week for
A Cabbage rose, 18 Inches in circum
ference, was Presented to the Glacier
editor, last Friday, with the compli
ments of Mrs.O. I). Rea. The rose was
a perfect beauty. They don't grow that
large back in Korth Dakota.
G. S. Smith is up from Portland. He
is on his homestead and will lie here
until about the 25th of June, when he
will return and occpuv his position in
Portland. George is staving verv close
to liia homestead.
B. F. Bclien. the contractor and
builder, came up from Portland last
Friday, having completed the work on
the twodwelling houses huifl there. Mr.
Bclien will now spend his time on the
new houses he ia building at F'ggermont.
' W. R. Hoole, ao it is learned, will
remain in Kansas, where he has'.taken a
nierchantile establishment in trade for
his farm in the Barrett district. Ilia
brother-in-law, C. H. Sparks expects to
louow Air. iiooie to ltansaa within a
Garfield E Datson and F. J. Waltx.
O. It. &. N. aurveyors, were in Hood
River F'ridav morning, returning on the
noon train to Rowena to inspect the
work the railroad company is having
lonetnere in retimiiering tunnel JNo. a
Mrs. N. C. Hall of Ridgelleld. AVash
and Miss Bertha Hewitt of Portland
came up last Wednesday, and spent a
lew days visiting r,. iv. uooke; Mrs
Hall is the wife of a prominent cream
eryman in Ridgelield and a niece of Mr,
Among the Hood River people who
joined the excursion to Salem, Sunday
were Mr. and AlrB. W. O. Ash, Mr. and
Mrs. F'red Howe, Mr. and Mr8. Will
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Everct McCarty
1 hey report a very good time in the
Adolf Aschoff, supervisor of the north
half of the Cascade forest reserve, rec
ommended to the Secretary of the
Interior that M. J. Anderson be ap
pointed head ranger, the position filled
by Air. ABcnott last year under M. I1
Isenberg. Mr. Anderson has also the
recommendation of II. D. Langille, the
government forestry agent.
Thieves made on He a raid In Trout
Lake Sunday, May 22. Someone broke In
to Harry Sellenger'B and F'red Keklmrt's
nouses. Thev took a tew cartrldares
from Sellingerand a stull'ed bear hide
from Fckhart. The bear hide Is
well marked, having bullet holes
through the nose and one ear.
The pride of Dalles base ball enthusl.
asts the W. M. M. Co. team has two
mportaiit games scheduled for the near
future. On Sunday, June 12, the boya
will go to Wasco for a game and on the
'.Uli will play a return game at Hood
Kiver. That the home team is appre
ciated waa shown a few' evenings since
when a considerable purse waa raised
for the purpose of defraying the expen
bcb of these two prospective trips. -
t he atreets of Hood River are being
graveled grans by l.. i. emitii.and in
tins manner are receiving some of the
beat improvements ever put on them.
The gravel is being taken from the ex
cavation made for the new brick Mr.
Smith is building on the corner of Oak
and Third Streets. The city failed to
furnish men to apread the gravel after
Air. Binith had it hauled, eo had to hire
ia own workmen to do this. When the
gravel becomes packed it should be al-
moBt aa good as pavement.
George Ilordan is limping with a cane,
one of the bones of his leg being frac
tured. The accident hapiiened while Mr.
Rordan was riding astride th
le reach of
is wauon, hia lei
coming in contact
nil a Htunip and badfy bruiHiiiK it. Ihe
ile of his shoe was torn clear off. Mr.
Uordan called no doctor, it in said, and
in letting nature take care of the broken
hone. If the injury ia rh serious
as reported the man in taking desperate
chances in going without medical aid.
J. F. Bateheldor. connected with the
inntry Club Inn, wbh up from I'ort-
and Saturday returning on No 1, Bun-
ay. Air iMchelder informs the Ula-
cier that a carload of iron pipe hax ar
rived, ami men liave xtartcd work on
the water system for the residence sec
tion of Kiverview l'ark. The company
will get water from three springs, which
will afford a eupply for 50 bonnes. Six-
n en mains are being laid, bo that when
it becomes Decennary to secure an addi
tional supply of water from the citv,
everything will be in readiness to make
During the trial of the Williams cane
it wbh en ti mated bv some that the cost
to the county would be in the neighbor-
ood of iB),0U0, which now proves to
isve leen greatly exageraUsd. Those
no nave occasion to know estimate that
1,200 will cover. The only - witness
from a great distance was H.D.Langillo,
whom the government sent out from
Washington, D, C, on special business
ringing mm Here at an opportune
me. Others came from Oregon and
Washington Slid the expense of bring
ing them was not great. All feel grati
fied that the case was conducted so well
nil at as small expense as it was.
Captain J. P. Shaw came up from
Portland, Saturday. The captain said
:ie hail a very pleanant time at 1'endle-
ton, where he went to deliver the me
morial day address. During his speech
the captain says he made reference to
the hard fighting at Chickainauga, where
his company lost 17 men out of 54.
After the exercises, he met an old sol
dier whose right sleeve hung empty by
his side. "1 was at Chicakmauga, re
marked the old soldier, but fought with
Longstreet." ''Then you are one of the
very nien w ho executed such a deadly
ambush tire against my company," re
marked Captain Shaw, and the two men
at once fell to recounting the days when
one wore the blue and the other the
. E. L. Smith Bol I, Saturday, 113 acres
of his IkMilah Ian 1 farm to Oscar Vau
derbuilt for $14,37."). This is at the rate
of $125 an acre, much cheaper than for
mer sales in the neiuhliorhood. but Mr.
Smith says the faijn was commanding
too much of his time and attention, and
he thinks the remaining 50 acres of hia
ranch will give him plenty of chances to
keep busy. The sale includes his resi
dence and most of the improved part of
the farm. Mr. Smith retained, though,
the line apple house he built last fall,
and about 22 acres of young orchard. Mr.
Yanderbuilt is a resident of Chicago, and
is an acquaintance of A. L. Craig, gen
eral passenger agent of the O. B. AN.
Co., through whom he was induced to
come to Hood Biver. Mr. and Mrs.
Yanderbuilt are now in Hood finer.
They expect to make a number of im
provements to the Ileujah land farm.
Mrs. E. L. Smith went to Portland,
Wednesday morning, where she has
been made one of the judges of the Port
land rose carnival, which takes place
Mrs. H. II. IJailey Is still quite sick
with neuralgia of the heart. Her. hus
band is constantly with her. While
she is much better than she has been,
she is still a Biek woman. Her many
friends sincerely hope. (or a speedy re
covery. Mrs. Dearborn of Portland, and Mrs.
Burrows of Ridgelleld, are camping and
helping Mr. E. N. Cooke through the
berrV MeAfinn. r fVu.L-a i nr. .in..!..
- - -' W BU Villi I.
of Mrs; DearlMirn,.and has a very flue
oerry patch adjoining the Parker place.
Donald, the younger son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Onthank. was taken sick
about three weeks ago with a light
attack of typhoid fever, which has since
developed into a case of inflammatory
rheumatism. The little fellow la t.ifl
confined to his room, t houirh ia much
W. F. Arnold, the citv attornnv nf
Hoquiam, died at Paradise hotel Sundnv
morning, June 5. Mr. Arnold had come
to Hood Biver about a week before from
St. Martins springs, whither he had gone
in the search of health. His bodv was
forewarded Monday night to his former
home in Lexington, Ky., where his wife
and two children lie buried. Deceased
was 34 years old. A. 8. Hodgson of
uoqu'.aiu, a memfier of the same Wood
man camp with Mr. Arnold, took the
first train he could for Hood Biver on
learning ol Arnold's death, but reached
here only a few hours before the body
left for the Fast. Mr. Arnold was
highly spoken of at Hoquiam.
The delivery wagon of R. B. Bragg A
Co., while standing unhitched for a few
moments in front of the Globe Clothing
store on Oak street. Tuesday mornimr.
started to move off on their own accord,
and before any one could stop them a
tun Hedged runaway was well under
way. The mad horses dashed up Oak
street on the dead run. Narrowly miss
ing old Indian George, the horses
brought np against an oak treo in front
of II. F Davidson's residence. Here
they separated from the wagon and re
mained until caught. Little damage
The undersigned hereby wishes to
extend the thanks of the Congregational .
church to the ladies and gentlemen who
so painstakingly and ably agisted in the
production of the beautiful cantata
''Queen Esther." The obligation of the
church to those who so willingly assisted
and so creditably rendered their parts,
can never be forgotten. The gross ro
ceiptH wore $154.
J, L. IIkkshnkr, Pastor.
Mrs. Shaw Re-elected Teacher.
In the article in another column, giv
ing a list of the teachers re-elected tor
the Hood Biver school, thejiame of Mrs.
Shaw should lead the liHt, she having
been the first one re-elected, so Director
Baker informs the Glacier, and granted
an increased salary. Mrs. Shaw has
taught successfully 'in the primary
gmdesof the Hood River public school
lor three years. She ia well thought of
by the pupils and patrons of the school.
Oregon Fruit at St. Louis.
Hon. E. L. Smith handed the Glacier
the following interesting letter from II.
T. Williams, who ia now enjoying the
sights of the great World's fair at St.
Ixiuis. Mr. Williams is well known to
Hood River fruit growers, having spent
three years here :
Epworth Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., June
2, l!W4-My Dear Mr. Smith: I have
had a good chance to see the great expo
sition, now, having been here ten days.
I visited the agricultural and horticul
tural halls twice and have seen all the
exhibits. In the line of fruits there ia
no Eastern state makine a reallv irreat
exhipit of good apples except jn a very
varieties. Illinois and Missouri are
prominent with Winesap, Willow Twig,
lieu Davis. I was surprised to see some
boxes of fine Jonathans from New
York. They must have kept well in
1 thought that Washinuton. for a
while, made the best display, but I ob
serve the apples do not keep long. So
far, in size and keeping quality 1 have
seen nothing bettor than the Hvdos
King and the Arkansas Hlack, which
were sent by the Hood Biver Apple
Growers' Union. There was but a small
table of them, vet In prime
qualities of appearance sine and keeping,
Isaw nothing that was better.
flow Hixid Kiver could have walked
over anything If only the amies
had been there in quantity 1 The dollar,
I am afraid, spoils the Hood Biver peo
ple in these matters of exhibition.
Great etTorts are being made bv Cali
fornia and Missouri in large show of
fruit in glass Jars. Indeed the displays
were of great size and variety. Cali
fornia was a wonder everywhere in her
displays of dried fruits. I thought that
Montana had tine sample of keeping
pples. The Alexander's were fine.
Viio would think of keenimz Alexanders
down to this time of year? Yet thev
were there fine and beautiful. Hood
Biver has her chances of x becoming
world famous, but she does not ehow it
on the exhibition tables, or outside her
own locality, very much. Perhaps hav
ing sold out everything she uouldu t do
it, but if her people could have seen the
immense quantity of little live and six
tier apples presented by most of the
states, they would have felt more as if
Hood Kiver could down them all easily
if she had tried.
The attendance here lmi been lame.
yet fully one-third of the exhibits are not
in place. There is plenty of amusement
and a world of instruction. The elec
tric illumination of the buildings is per
fectly wonderful. Jt is worth crossimr
the continent to see it. Thousands and
hundreds of thousands of electric lights
on all the buildings. It seems like fairy
In the horticultural show of New
York there were pears on exhibition
which Hood Biver could have shown
any quantity twice the size and much
more handsome. There seems to be a
fine chance for Hood Biver to make her
impression on the world by showing her
abilities what she can do with hor re
sources and favorable climate.
Vre have strawberries to eat here
every day, but it is doubtful if they
could he. kept over till the next morning
vet we know a Hood Biver berry has no
failing of that nature. Many people
naturally ask: " What are the Hood
Kiver berries made of, 'they keep so
We are well known west of the moun
tains, but east of the mountains very
little. The markets we wholesale know
of us, but the.people themselves hear of
us very seldom. I hope it will lie bet
ter aji our fruit gets more pkontiful and
we can ship in quantities it will be more
widely distributed that Hood Biver
will be one of the few wonderful places of
celebrity. We should have more to
show, it helps to build up the value'of
our farms in Hood Biver, by allowing
liberally what we do and what we grow
TheoweiRher has been quite comfort
able. The buildings are quite cool and
well protected from the heat of the day,
and there is no mistake in saying one
can spend a week here easily. It ia
worth all the costs to come here. I have
enjoyed it exceedingly.
HkxKY T. Williams.