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HOOD RIVER GLACIER, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1904. 1 !
Riverview Park and Idlewilde
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Best improvements are going1 west, following the easy grades.
Vj Streets are being opened, sidewalks laid and water pipes to furnish
spring water will
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PRATHER INVESTMENT CO.
VI JSeHing Agents. .
B. SMITH, Pre. F. 8. STANLEY, Vice-Pres. E. 0. BLANCH AR, Cashier
TH E-FI RST NATIONAL - BANK,
' HOOD HIVKIL OREGON Wtil
Special attention paid to collections. Accounts of cor
porations, firms and individuals rocoived upon the most
favorable terms consistent with conservative banking.
Now is the
Pi Ices, la and 2(veach, according tt
IRON AGE GARDEN
Tools are ahead. High wheel and first class at the right
prices. We have the exclusive agency. "Come see thein.
NO. 4 FERTILIZER
, Jf your strawberries are not in first-class condition
get 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
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. . 5 ' ; '
DAVIDSON FRUIT CO
F. E. JACKSON,
Dealer in General Merchandise
and Lumbermen's Supplies,
Railroad Ties, Cordwood, Lumber and Cedar Posts
Telephone No. 31.
"" I wish to state to the general
prepared to test ynureyes and tit
tbat will overcome all afflctions of stigruatism, near-sigtedness and
weak eyes that the best ocuielist can help. Try the glasM I sell;
I have given this subject very close study and can tell yon by
-" examination just what kind of glasses your eyes roquirsT Eyes test-
' ed free and all glasses sold witb a guarantee to lit your even with es
pecially ground glasses. If youreyes trouble you and cause headache
or thanbbing pains with blurring vision wheu readings or doing fine
work requiring close and staady observation, come ii and let me ex
amine yoareyesty means of the perfected American Optical Tester
and secure relief and comfort by the use of properly-fitted glees.
ior saie in
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be put in at once.
iver Development Co.
.-To ,put' Hoyt's ratent
Tree Supports on your fruit
trees. The cut shows how
thework. Don't yrait until
the trees are broken VI own or
bent out of shape with heavy
loads of fruit.; Put: them on
now and save the trees. They
are permanent and 1 stay for
years with a little adjust
ment of the wires.: When
you use these supports you
have nQ props in the way of
cultivators, and they are al
HOOD MVEIt, OK.
Hag the Finest, Display of
Watches, Diamond and Gold Kings,
Cut Glassware, etc., in town. -
All work neatly anil correctly-done,
especially fine Watch Repairing
and adjusting. Reasonable prices
Do your Eyes
public thai I nm
you with glaiwea
We wish to inform the public that Thompson & Jochimsen tire Sold Agents
in Hood Kiver tor swetiana 8 tamous ice uream. v making an bdsc
lutely pure ice cream, free from secret formulas and clipap "fillers," so commonly
used, and superior to all otliers in ttie market, we nave gained lor it a valuable
reputation, and others are seeking to profit thereby.
Infringements of our trade-mark will be prosecuted. ' " ' -T , 1
SWETLAND & SON,
273 Motrison St.
Wltcn vlHiiinrj Portland don't fail to vail nr SwctlumV, 273 Mor
rimn St., one of Portland' fined stores, and the best place in the vlty
for a Lunch.
BUTLER &l CO., BANKERS.
A (JENEKAL HANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
RESIDENTS OF WASCO COUNTY FOR 22 YEARS.
Go to a DRUG STORE
and while going to a Drug Store, go to the
Leading one. This is equivalent to'say-.
W. V. LARA WAY. .':
DR. of OPHTHALMOLOGY
Understands the eyes, their defects and their relation to
human ills. For headaches, pains above the yes, dizzi
ness or nervousness resulting from eye strain, call and see
me at Di Jenkins' office.
Graduate of MeCorinick's Opthalitiie College; Chicugo
College of Ophthalmology and Otology; post graduate of
McConiiick Neurological College. .; ' ;
Spectacles and Eye Glasses Made to Order.
Difficult Cases Solicited.
Stages to Cloud Cap; Inn.
TICKET OFFICE FOR THE REGULATOR LINE OF STEAMERS
Hauling, Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turn-Outs Always Ready.
HOOD ETVER TRANSFER AND LIVERY CO.
; : Phono I'M. '
COLUMBIA RIVER AND
NORTHERN RY CO.
Time Schedule Effective June 23, 1901. 1
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and
, ; , FRIDAYS
Conncclfng at 7,yle with Regulator
Line eteatnt'rs for Hortlund and way
l . . .
. .l'titerville . i . .
. . Wahkiacus. . . .
.'s . Wrights
, . Grvel I'U. . ..
Traill will leave l.yleon arrival of the
Regulator steamers from Portland.
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND
, SATURDAYS ' , '
Train wilt leave Goldendale, 8 :30 a.
m.. connecting at Uyle with Steamer
Sadi U. for The Dalles, connecting
there with O. It. k X. Co. trains East
Time Schedule Str. "Sadie B."
Eflectlve, June 23, 1904.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS,
.Cascade Lock .
. .'.Stevenon , ..
. . . Ournonsr. . . .
. ... Cnllinn
. . . . Drano
. . Menominee ,
, . Hood Uiver
. .Moiier. . . . : .
...The !!' ..
Ail Upper River torau vuiinect nt
Lyle daily for (iolilendule.
Ttere kn No icoib Edges
X)t Other WorK'.launde t the New
Our steam-heated polishers eliminate
many of the annoyance of the old
fashioned Ironerg. You
Ought to Drop in Once and See
Work called for nd delivered. Tele
. phone your orders.
Paradise Steam Laundry
HOOD RIVEp, OR.
I am manufacturing at my
yard two and a half miles
south of town, as fine a qual
ity of common brick as can
be found in the state. Have
20,000 to 30,000 brick on
hand for inspection. Price
at yard $8 per thousand.
Come out to the yard and
we how we make brick.
A. T. ZEEK.
at yet known. The remedy should be
applied in October and November or in
March and April, as at these periods of
the vear the growth of the gall is the
l wo parts ol milestone : one part oi
copperas; three parts of quicklime.
l.riuii tne Diuestone ana copperas to
a fine powder, thoroughly mix with the
lime, and add enough water to make a
thick paste. In treating the disease the
crown of the trees should be exposed,
all the galls cut away and a quantity
of the paste plastered over the wounds.
This remedy prevents the growth ot the
soft, spongy tissue infested by the Plas
modia, it is very important that all
the galls cut from the trees be gathered
Indians Defeat the Locals.
Hard luck will come in the best of
games, but the adverse decision in the
seventh innina was particularly heart-
Dreaaing. witntwo men our. xeaoo
for the visitors made a dash for second
Hart tapped him with the hall before
he reached the sack, and the grand
stand cheered. But the umpire saw
differently and the runner was declared
The whole performance seemed to
break the home team all up. Poland
was next at the bat and a hit to the field
was muffed. This let Teabo to third.
Casey went to bat and lifted a grounder
toward Charley Morse who let it slip.
The Indians scored. With more errors
by the locals the 6lwaahes cot there
This was the seventh inning. Hardly
a runner before this bad gone to first.
The infield work was fine, and things
were proceeding like clockwork. A
prettier game is seldom seen. The In
dians were putting np a stiff game, but
their playing was no better than that of
the locals. It was indeed a gladsome
occaHion. Time and again the scoreboy
in the corner of the yard chalked up
good, round goose eggs. And then to
think that with two men down the In
dians should gain three runs. It was
awful. Nobody expected the locals to
recover,though goodness knows the boys
tried hard enough. Johnnie Castner
would swat the sphere with a vengence
in a mad effort to get a liner over the
Someone wagered the locals could not
score a run. They didn't until the
second half of the ninth. Hart landed
on Poland for a safe one to the outer
field, that netted him two bases. With
Slavin at the bat the little redcoated
player crossed the slab for Hood River's
solitary score. For a while it was
thought that Hurt had met the fate of
the others. In attempting to get to
third on a blocked ball he was rushed
out. The fine points of the rule book
came to mind and the runner was left
on second base.
Dakin's score book showed the follow
AB R FO A
McCully 1 f
Honor r I
32 3 27 16 2
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86 I 27 8 3
The score by innings was :
Chemawa 00000030 0-3 8 2
Hood River .00000000 11 72
Batteries Poland and Teabo; Dun
bar and Slavin.
Strikeouts By Dunbar, 7;by Poland.fi.
Time of game One hour and 30 min
utes. Attendance 1,500. '
Sculllers Get a Nliut Out,
The Schiller nine reversed their de
feat of two weeks ago and shutout Hood
Kiver last Sunday. The locals are up
against it, that's all. The visitors had
strengthened their team with a majori
ty of the Columbia university players, the
team that had won several times against
the Multnomah boys of Portland.
Hood Kiver did some good work, but
it failed to count at thecritieal moments.
One or two double plays were well exe
cuted. Charley Morse came in for a
hit or two. He reached first on a safe
one. The grand stand cheered at this
but hardly liad the applause died out
before Hood River's third baseman
'slipped up in an attempt to steal second.
it was a gooa attempt Dut the Dent ot
chances sometimes fail.
Sheets did some good work in the sec
ond half of the eighth.
- Thorp was a new man in fhe pitcher's
box. This is not his position, but the lad
did hia best and played well.
John Leland Henderson tried to gin
ger up the boys, but it was no use. The
visitors had things their way. Their
playing was just enough better than
the locals to shut us out.
Moore in the pitcher's box for the
Schillers was a good man. The locals
pounded bim once in a while, though
not often. The visitors put up almost
an errorless game. . -The
Schiller......... 10106000 1-9 12 1
Hood Kiver.. .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 8 6
Batteries Moore and Broock; Thorp
and Slavin. Umpire Adkins. At-
First Party to Mount Hood.
The first party to Cloud Cap Inn this
season consisted of Malcolm A. Moody,
Miss Anna Lang, Miss Elizabeth Lang.
Mr. Brightman, Mr. Elery, and-Mr. and
Mrs. Newbouaen, all of The Dallet.went
up Saturday and returned luesday
morning. They left the Inn at 7 o'clock
and reached town in time for the 11 :43
They report much snow about the
Inn.. So mueh snow about the Inn was
never known before. The day of the
Fourth the party spent coasting on the
snow fields. Sunday they witnessed
a severe thunderstorm, but later in the
day it cleared and remained clear the
balance of the trip. During the storm
William Edick says lightning stnick a
tree on bis farm seven miles this side of
The roads bet ween here and the Inn
are very dusty. Mr. Moody believes
that oil placed an the road would lay
the dust. This question of dust is a
serious one and u the oil would disense
with this nuisance, it would pay the
people of the county to try the experi
ment on the roads of Hood River valley.
William Jackson ' was down from his
Sherman county ranch to siwnd the
Fourth with his parents on the East
During the month of June the post
office receipts of Hood River office
amounted to ffil4.75, almost $300 above
the average. These receipts were from
the sale of stamps, postal cards, etc.
mendation was passed instructing the
directors to see what could be done in
Qoe4 Kiver Will Have 75,000 Boxes.
E. L. Smith estimates that Hood
River will have at least 75,000 boxes of
apples this fall. Last year's output
amounted to between 45,000 and 50,000
boxes. Apple growers throughout the
valley say their orchards this year will
bear heavily. The Sears orchard is
possibly the only one reported to have
a light crop, due possibly to it being
that orchard a on year, it having borne
heavily for the past two seasons.
Urchardists everywhere are taking
good care of their trees and the fruit
should lie oi good quality. Spraying is
being carried on systematically, and
the battle with the worms gives promise
of victory to the farmer. Hood River
farmers do not argue on the spraying
question. Proofs of its value have been
too conclusive. As Mr. Smith says:
"Of apples as of liberty, eternal vigi
lance is the price of good fruit."
It Proves to be Crown Hall.
At the annual meeting of the Pacific
coast nurserymen in Hood River, June
1, considerable interest was shown in
the discussion of crown gall on the roots
of our fruit trees. Sample roots affected
with a knotty growth were exhibited.
Some of these were taken from a seven
year old tree in one of our orchards,
and others were taken from one year
old nursery stock from one of our valley
Many of the nurserymen declared
that it was not crown gall, and that
whatever it was it did not amount to
any great damage. I somewhat differed
from tiie prevailing opinion and sent
some sample roots to Professor J. W.
Tourney of Tucson, Ariz., who was ac
knowledged bv all nurservmen uresent
as one oft he best experts on crown gall
in the United StateB. ihe following is
the reply I received. It explains itself;
"Agricultural Experiment StationTuc
son, Ariz., June 25, 1!H)4. A. I. Mason,
President Apple Growers' union, Hood
River, Ore. Dear Sirs Your letter to
Professor Tourney is at hand and I am
answering it in his absence. The apple
tree roots also received from you are
infested with crown gall. .1 recently
received similar infested roots from
other parties in your neighborhood, so
tbat 1 can readily Deiieve your state
ment that the nursery stock of your
districts are largely affected. The shine
mould, which causes the diseasa, cams
entrance through injury to the root as
"The infection is carried from place
to place through the soil especially bv
the use of irrigating water.
uur duuumb oo is nearly exnauBieu
an I am sendinir vou half a dozen conies
of our "Timely Hints" No. 6 on the
same subject. We have found the dis
ease quite possible to control in this
country by means of the hive, iron and
coffee wash described in "Timely
Hints." Verv truly yours,
"R. H. Forrks, Director."
If this disease is as common as I be
lieve it is and as harmful as Professor
Tourney describes it, it behooves us to
examine verv carefully the roots of all
young trees before we plant them. We
should remember the maxim, "An
ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure." Yours respectfully,
A. l. Mason,
Following is the experiment station
bulletin in which Professor J. W.
Tourney describes the disease of crown
The crown gau is a disease very injur
ious to deciduous iruit trees, particu
larly so to the almond, apricot, peach,
plum and nectarine. The same, or
closely allied trails, have been found
upon the roots of apple, pear, English
walnut, grape, raxpberry and a number
of other plants, noin cultivated anu
The disease may be readily recog
nized bv the large knot-like outerowths
which develop at the crown of the plant
just beneath the soil, or, in older plants
on the roots and rootlets. There is no
disease of deciduoiiB fruit trees in irri
gated regions that is so widespread and
that causes so much injury to the fruit
industry as the crown gall. Not only is
it prevalent and rapidly increasing in
the irrigating regions of southwestern
United States, but it is becoming one
of the most menacing diseases which
threaten the deciduous fruit industry
in practically all of the great fruit cen
ters of the United States.
For the past six years I have had the
crown gall under observation, and five
years ago published a preliminary re
port regarding it, as bulletin No. 12 of
the Arizona Kxperiment station. This
report was based almost entirely upon
observations in the Held. Two years
ago extensive experiments were begun
to ascertain the communicuhility of the
gall. It is suthcient at this time to
state that I have repeatedly produced
the disease by Inoculation of young
seedlings with small bits of the gall, in
some instances the galls beginning to
develop twenty days after inoculation.
Again, I have repeatedly produced
the gall on almond seedlings bv plant
ing the seeds in sterile soil, and at the
time of planting placing a few pieces of
minced gall in the soil.
There is no question regarding the
communicabilitv of this disease; it is
contagious. The disease is probably
caused by a micro-organism known as a
"slime fungus;" the plasmodia of the
organism, through irrigation, causing
the galls to develop. Under certain
conditions the plasmodia creep to the
surface of the gall and form amoeba
like bodies which slowly make their
way through the damp soil to other
No details are here given, as I expect
soon to have ready for publication, as a
bulletin of this station, a detailed re
port of the investigations, describing
the cause and nature of the disease, and
how best to deal with it. Knowing the
nature of the disease, the question with
the fruit grower is how to eliminate it
from the infested orchards. The best
advice that I can give to those intending
to plant trees is to get trees from a nur
sery that it absolutely free from the
crown gall. It is not sufficient to cast
aside as worthless only those trees with
galls upon tiieir roots. Every tree that
comes from an infested nursery is dun
gerous, and when such trees are planted
great chances are taken. If your orch
ard is already inlel with crown gall,
you cannot entirely get rid of it. All
tbat you ean do is to hold it in check
and keep the galls as much as possible
from the crowns of the trees. When it
appears on the main stem of a tree a
few inches below the ground, that is,
at the crown, as it frequently does, par
ticularly on young trees, it is almost
certain in time, if unchecked, to cause
the death of the tree. As this disease
only affects the tree at the point where
the gall develops and in the adjacent
tissue, if the gall be removed and some
thing be applied to the wound to pre
vent additional growth, it can be held
in check and minimum amount of
harm will come to the tree from its
From a number of experiments car
ried on in the greenhouse, where a large
number of seedlings have been under
experiment for the past two years, it
has been shown that bluestone is of
marked value in treating the disease
In the field the following has proved to
be the most sta'cegsful of any treatment
That the United States, Canada and.
Europe will have largo crops of apples,
provided no adverse conditions result
between niw and the picking season,
is the opinion of A. llatlield, jr., mem
ber of the firm of Kae & Hatfield, fruit
and commission merchants of New
York City. Mr. Hatfield was in Hood
River the latter part of last week, look
ing over the situation from a buyers
standpoint. From his conversation it
is to be inferred that a change must
hike place in the situation before ho
will consent to return and make a hid
on Hood River apples.
hen a uiacier reporter called upon
Mr. Hatfield and asked if he had any
thing to sav relative to aonle croo con
ditions and prospective prices, the New
iork apple buyer smiled, and with a
mixture of humor and sarcasm replied:
"Well, I can't presume to say any
thing about Hood River apples. People
look at things different here; they have
come to regard their apples as diamonds.
l uon t think wo buyers can touch
Mr. Hatfield is indeed a moat enter
taining and intelligent talker. While
he makes no assertion that he is an
authority on the apple situation, it is '
not hard to see that he has made a
thorough study of the applo business
and has the situation well in hand. Mr.
Hatfield bus done much traveling as a
fruit buyer, and in the course of iiis
conversation it is readily seen that ho
has acquired a great deal of knowledge
of the countries through which he has
Rao & Hatfield are the New York
firm who were not given an opportunity
to bid on tho fruit of the Apple Grow
ers union last winter, or rather tho
representative who was to hid for tho
apples laid down and let other parties
.1 hil: if i li i .
mku mem. i ma piece oi wora um not
seem to worry Mr. Hutfield, who in fact
felt rather relieved. The people who
bought last year's crop made their
profit, said Mr. Hutfield, hut not, a big
profit, nothing more than wlmt was
rightfully coming to them.
liig apple buyers lost money last year.
said Mr. Hatfield. "Do yon know what
your fancy Hood River Spitzenhergs
sold for in New York last winter?" in
quired the apple huyor.
"rive cents apiecer ventured the
newspaper man In reply.
"No, sir; vou couldn't find any at
that price. It was ten cents and over.
And how many peonlu do vou suppose
can afford to pay such prices for apples?
o, the number of people who can
afford to buy fruit at fancy prices just
because it is high priced stuff, ip limited.
When a fairly good box of apples can
be bought for $1, not a great niuny pco-
le win pay the f 3 for the other apples,
'he cheaper fruit will move and the
other will huvo dilliculty in finding Halo
unless it is piaccit on tho market at a
loss. It is an easy thing to pull down
the price of a commodity of this nature,
but a hard bit of work to advance tho
'During the so-called prosperity
years, there was a greater demand for
ultra laney fruits, but with the tighten
ing of business in the East people have
bcLMin to economize on their mirchnxes
of fancy stuffs. There are always a few
who can altord and demand the fancy
fruits, but the number is limited at the
Mr. Hatfield went on to explain that
tho apple crop in all parts of the United
Stages will be good this year, and a full
harvest is expected, provided nothing
unforeseen occurs between now and
time to gather the fruit. Applo growers
in most of the large producing districts
are taking this into account, says' Mr..
Hatfield, and a grower further up the
Columbia river, he says, was anxious
to sell ins entire crop at M cents less
per box than he secured lust year. Mr,
llatlield said he was not lmvint annles
just yet and could not consider the otfer.
If the crop in Kurope turns out as
large as prospects indicate, there will be
little ehunce for American shippers to
enter the English and Germun markets.
Then with a big crop for home consump
tion, the growers must not expect the
excessively high prices of hmt season.
f- EJ...J4..I I r i .1 ti:
mr. uumum cuuniucrs inai iioou mver
raises as good as anv. if not the best
apples In the United States, but he
says the Medford growers were given
less for their annles last yer.i only be
cause they sold before the apples here
Mr. Hatfield says the production of
fruit has come to be in the nature of a
circle New York is of course the big
gest market, and such fruit as straw
berries and tomatoes are always to be
had In that city the wholeyear through.
After tho berry season is ended in the
Middle Atlantic states, Canada fur
nishes tho fruit until lute in tho full,
then Florida begins to send out all kinds
of fruit until it ripens again in the
northern stales, and the course is again
Florida is a great fruit section of the
United States, One man there in the '
year of the heavy freeze several years
ago, cleared $2,000 from one acre of
tomatoes. The weather bureau had
sent out notification of a frost and this
man, watching the weather reports,
bought a ton of hay at a cost of $30,
which he spread over an acre of his
.toinutoes. While the remainder of his
patch was killed along with those of his
neighbors, he still had enough left to
clear up $2,000.
The Hood River Apple Growers'
union will amalgamate with the Hood
Kiver Fruit Growers' union. This was
the decision reached at a meeting of the
board of directors of the Apple union
Saturday morning. A meeting of the
stockholders of the two organizations is
called for Saturday, July 1U, when the
action of the directors will be ratified
by the members of bath unions.
The union of tiie two organizations is
in the interest of economy in shipping
the Hood Kiver fruits. Heretofore, the
Fruit Growers' union handled nothing
but strawberries. It has been in active
operation tor 13 years. It was possibly
the original intention of the incorpor
ators of the union to handle all the fruit
of the valley, but the apple business
was of little importance until a year or
two ago, when the apple growers thought
thev needed a separate union, and or
ganized the Apple Growers' union last
Under the consolidation of the two
unions, hut one manager will have to
be employed; and the business will per
mit of a good salary for a competent
mart who will be expected to give hia
full attention to the work. It will also
do away with separate ware beams,
office furniture and supplies, all of
winch amount to a neat sura in the
course of a year.
llie amalgamation of the two shipping
agencies has been talked of for some
time, ami at the annual meeting of the
Apgle union last February, a recom-