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F. Newball St Bent ot Chicago give
out the following report on the apple
crop from tmyerV standpoint:
"Regarding apple prospect, it's
rather hard lituation to size op. Be
tween the claims of the growers that the
total crop of the country is not much if
any larger than last year and the claims
. of many dealers trial mere are iwice as
manv last vear. it is hard to decide.
Without much doubt the correct esti
mate ii somewhere between the two.
"The trade of 1904 starts in very dif-
(erectly from that of either of the two
preceding years. In both 1902 and 1903
ft large proponuiu ui uu u
contracted for by this date, but this year
practically no buying has yet been done.
The problem must soon be faced, how
ever, and the question i, what is a fair
price to pay for apples to store? There
is no use going into ancient history for
statistics; conditions have changed toe
much lor that, rne last two years win
do as basis to figure from.
"Stating the situation roughly, in 1902
apples went into storage on the basis of
over $2 per barrel at shipping points, or
over $2 plaa-height; in 1903, a little un
der 13 and freight.
"In 1902 the trade lost, say, 50 cents
600,000. In 1903 the toes was about 25
cents per barrel, or oniy ii.duu.uw. i
this rate we should come out even this
year. In 1902 New York and New Ji-ng-Imtd
had w-tflifdot a full crop of ap
ples: Canada,. ilova Hcotia and the cen
tral Wert had one-third of crop, and
the far Wee full crop, perhaps one
half of a full won (on the country.
"Ia 1903 New York and New Kngland
had half a crop, Nova Hcotia and the
Virginias beary crop, Canada a me
dium crop, the central West one-fourth
of a crop, and the far West a fair crop,
or total fur the country not far How
that of the year before. This year, oniu
paring the ontlook at this- time with
that at this time last year, and consid
ering the final result last year, also tak
ing into consideration the latent pub
lished reports of the best agricultural
papers, also the report of the National
seem that a total somewhere between 15
and 30 per cent above the last year's to
ut ii Indicated at this time, the tinsl
result depending largely on weathercon
ditions from now to harvest time.
"Supposing that a 25 per cent excess
above last mar would be about the cor
rect figure, we should have on December
1 next an excess In storave over last
vear of about 1 .000.000 barrels. Thia.of
course, is without any consideration of
uie mrwgn ueaiauu, wuicii met
took alwut 2,000,000 barrels up to De
cember 1. There ii no doubt that Ku
rope will take some apples from America
this year, but whether she can with her
own admitted heavy crop take more
tuaa ue erop oi nova nceua- aau pan
ada (which must go abroad) is a ques
tion. It is not likely unless our prices
t tli seaboard are very low that thuy
can naa any considerable portion from
the United States. If this is the case,
It would give us another million and a
half or 2,000,000 barrels to take care of
In this country, either through storage
or local fall use. If this reasoning is
correct, It would give us 2.500,000 to 3,
000,000 barrels In excess of last year to
. provide for on December 1.
"As to probable priees, we can only
guess. Last year at this time we ail
thought) $L50' a barrel f. o. b. cars for
good-New York Baldwin wnd Urwmings
was about right. The final result show
ed that it would have been about right
and would have made- n a fair living
profit and none too much either. Home
of the growers are now talking $1.50 f.
o. b. for this year as about right. Hour
business is to work for the grower and
our bank accounts will stand another
1W02, 11.50-will be about right, but if we
are in the business to make fair profit,
it will, not do by any means. This re
fers to barrels, but the b i apple busi
ness is going to cat quite a figure.
"There are at least 50 per cent more
apples la Uie bos apple district than in
any former year. If these were all of
the fine quality which is generally sup
posed to belong to the box trade, thuy
might all be used at a fair price, but
thev are not bv anv meant. The irri
gated sections have had several years of
prominence in the matter of quality, but
Sn the last two years this superiority
has been more fancied than real. The
trade is now commencing to realiie the
fact that putting an ordinary quality of
apple in a bushel box does not make a
superior applo of it, and the Dox is com
mencing to take its proper place. In
1903 tins faot was especially plain.
"Great Quantities of the ordinary
quality irrigated apples were sent into
the markets at an average coetol nearly
$1 per box, or at the rate of 3 per bar
rel f. o. b. shipping points. This price,
with high freight rate, meant equal to
$4.50 per barrel at storing stations
against aliout t'i to $2.25 at storing sta
tions for Kastera. fruit, often of better
"There could be only one result: The
great bulk of the box fruit was abso
lutely neglected. Where it did not sell
at low prices in the fall, it dragged along
in storage, aueuuiulauug charges until
fiaally it was taken out of storage usu
ally at lower prices than when it went
in, with heavy shrinkage at that.
"I predict that the trade will never
again be so hoodwinked at the supposed
superiority of Uie. box fruit aa last sea
on and thai duos sot on we shall buy
boxes on the same basis as we do bar
rels and at the same price per bushel
with a slight- excess to cover increased
cost oi packing and no more.
"It will probably result that the more
ordinary kinds like the Ben Davit.Uano,
Missouri Pippin. York Imperial. Arkan
sas Black and the like, will have to be
consumed In the Went near the or
chards, and that only two or three of
the fancy table varieties and only the
asleetiontof them can oomeastof Ne
braska at the farthest."
Dry Season Was Good Fur Fruit
Oregon' apple crop will be excellent
this year, according to the statements of
Uaorge L. Laaiberiton, secretary of the
State Board of Horticulture who learns
through the various fruit commissioners
what the conditions are in all parts of
"There will be a full crop of apples
this vear." said Mr. Umlwrunn ..It I. a
quality will be of the tlneet that hasever
been in this state, as a general rule
One reason for this ia that there has
been no fungus this vear. Disease in
fruit is largely due to daniDneui in tli
air that gives life to the little organisms
that cause it. The long dry season that
we have been having this vear haadona
good in that regard, for it ia owing to it
r mat mere naa been no pests In the ap
' pleat and therefore an exoellent croo.
"It ia indeed very fortunate that Ore
goat euould have a good crop at this
time, for fruit of that kind will be in
good demand this season, owing to the
lack of it in the Mississippi Vallev,
where the crop has been largely a fail-
' ore. That aeotioo ia thegreat apple pro-
aucing country oi Uie tinted Plate,
ana a latiurs tnere means that a short
age will be realised a a result. Thus
applegrowers will realise betfer returns
iuis year man lor many seasons.
Ten, build the Porlage.
Home pardonable criticism ha been
passed upon the open river commission
because its operations seemed directed
at no practical amelioration of the diffi
culties in hand. Thewe chiefly involved
the embarrassment over right of Way
and the Question of expense. It was a
fair answer of the state portage board to
say to the complaining commission, "If
you oou l line uie way inn ming in us
ing done, do it yourself."
And that is just what the commission
now propose to do. It has apprehend
ed the situation in its louieal signifi
cance, has put the matter up to the state
board in clear and unmistakable shape,
and whatever obligation it has assumed
in a financial way we feel sure the com
munities interested, bot! Portland and
Eastern Oregon, will lake up and re
deem. The names back of the guaran
tee are such as to command confidence
from supporter and respect from oppo
nents. We warn the state board that neither
Portland nor Eastern Oregon is in a
frame of mind to be trifled with on this
question. It will not be satisfactory for
the board to take this matter under ad
visement for a few days and then report
that there is no authority fur the stale
to delegate its poweis to ihe commis
sion ; or that the proposed security seems
inaueqiiais or irregular, or iimi mc
United Suites engineers are unfavorable
to the porlage; or that we muat wait for
certain court proceedings to be complet
ed, or that the attorney general is con
concocting a labored and confuting
opinion of doubt and dismay.
Insurmountable obstacles always arise
In the way of everything you don't want
to doj but where there's a will there's a
wav. It is lime now, justexaetly time,
to fet go entirely of the old familiar
method of building portage roads and
other roads by melius of banquets and
inspection tours and maps and lawyers.
Oregon is giidiiimed with this sort of
railroads, and any more of the kind are
not needed in any suction that we know
The want now is for excavations that
are made with a spado instead of a
typewriter and carbon paper; rails of
steel and locomotive! that locomote.
Instead of luwyers pounding tables, let
us see a few luliorers pounding spikes
into the crosHtie. We should say that
entertainingly as the board can dictate
explanations, and ingeniously as the at
torney general can find difficulties, it is
in order for this sort of activity to stop
short and for a different sort of activity
to begin. We all know quite sullicient
about difficulties, Now let us see some
dirt fly. Oregonian.
Finds the Water Yery Pure.
Small sain nles of the water from the
Lyman Smith spring were sent last
week to A. L. Knisuly, chemist at the
state agricultural college, who, after
making an analysis, wrote the following
letter to thu secretury of the Commer
(JorvBllis, Or., Aug. 2(1, 1904. Mr.
A. 1). Moe, Hecrelary Commercial Club,
Hood River, Or. Dear Sir: The sam
ples were far too small to make an ex
haustive examination. To make a com
plete analysis requires about ono gallon
of water. I made a few preliminary
tests upon the few samples and found
thev both contain very small amounts
or practically no chlorine, also that they
contain no nitrates and no nitrites.
These are all very good indications and
would seem to show that the water is
very pure and not contaminated. If
you wish to have a complete chemical
analysis made it will be necessary to
send a gallon sample of each water. If
tins is none each sample glioma tie pni
in a new gallon lug. If vou should de
cide to semi samples, please do not send
them Tor some three or tour weeks, aa
we shall lie unable to attend to tbem
before that time.
Albert R. Hweetser of the University
of Oregon, state biologist for Oregon, in
reply to Mr. Moe, secretary of the Com
mercial club, says:
"As state biologist I have been exam
ining the water of several places chiefly
as to their bacteriological condition,
which is the liont important. Now, 1
shall be glad to .nnke i,uch an examina
tion of toe Hood River wator, but as
the baeteria multiply with tremendous
rapidity, the oulv fair tvst must be
made on the spot, and this has been my
plan in the other cases. The appropri
at ion made by the state has been used
up, but I will come and do the work free
it the town will pay my traveling ex
pense and entertainment for three (lavs
"I am extremely busy now and may
not lie a.Je to come under a month or
so, but that will lie just as good a test,
I will make some examination of the
sample which you sent Professor Htaf-
Fruit Shipment from The Billies.
This has lioeii a lively week among
irmt growers, especially prune raisers,
who have this week billed out 13 cars of
prunes and will ship out three more cars
this evening. Of llie shipments made
this week, Ii. II. Welx.r of The Dalles
fruit (i rowers' union has shinned six.
and Kd KurU, representing the Wasco
I'ounty fruit ItrowerH, has shipped
sewn. Today Mr. KurU is loading two
cars and Mr. Welter one. The prune
crop this year is exceptionally large, but
the quality is a little on, the extreme
hot weather in August having damaged
The ptmoh and pear crop is up to the
standard, but so far the shipments of
these Iruits have been hy express, most
of them going to Portland, there not
having tieeu enough of either pears or
pearlies offered to make up a lull car.
Tomorrow Mr. Kurtx expects to load
out a mixed car of Hart let t pears, Ital
ian and Hungarian prunes.
Vt hue thu market for fruit in the
East is fair and tolerably firm, it is not
high: still producers will realize a fair
margin. Of the carload shipments sent
out this week, all have been shipped on
consignment, and as none of them have
reached their destination, no sales have
lieen made. Mountaineer.
Back to the Cabbage Patch.
r , .1 . , . . . . ...
tme oi me insulin i earn res ot the age
is the tendency to return to agriculture.
Where a few years ago the farmer bovs
were rushing to Ihe cities to crowd tfie
professions,! here is now a decided move
in the other direction. The natural re
action that must always follow a move
ment so radical in omo measure, ac
counts for the disposition to return to
the soil for a livelihood, put there
The agriculturist has become a pro
fessional man. The college and the un
iversity have added a special course for
his benefit, and given him a degree.
He is a botanist and a chemist, and
science has taught him to talc in the
jaded and worn-out farm, and with in
telligence cans it to blometn like the
rose. The dispiriting labor which bent
the form ot the elder and sent Uie lads
scurrying cityward ha been lightened
by devices that better aceaanplish the
The long hours are shortened, and
the farmer find time to indulge in the
enjoyments of life. This new condition,
added to t he fascination of independence,
has turned many men from their pro
fessions toward the country, carrying
with them the mannerism of their class
until the extermination of the chin
whisker is threatened bv the Prince
Albert coat. Chicago rVker.
BERRY OUTLOOK IS
PARK IN MISSOURI
E. L. Real, writing from Republic,
Mo., to Ihe Practical Emit Grower, tells
as follows of the unfavorable strawberry
outlook for the Missouri growers:
"The future for the commercial straw
berry urower of Southwest Missouri
looks gloomy. With a production of
about 1,000 car this year, the report of
most points indicate, that very little
money has been made) especially if rent
and the cost of cultivation last vear is
considered. Home point hav scarcely
received sufficient money to pay for cost
of crates and picking, leaving the mat
ter of last year's cultivation entirely out
of the question. Hornet one oas saia
that a strawberry crop was open to
more different kinds ol accident! than
anv other crop grown. This may not
be altogether true, but the experience of
the past three years with the orouin,
then the freeze and rains of last year,
and the frosts and rain of this year,
and the disappointments of $2.25 or
$2 50 markets, which net the grower 40
to 70 cents ier crate, the grower cer
tainly has hii share of trouble. One of
the wrongs rests with the grower him
self. Most growers end most associa
tions are not careful enough as to the
quality of berriei packed. One source
of damage to berries, I think, ii fre
quently overlooked. It is the grading
done at the packing shed. When ber
ries are bandied at all they receive a
certain amount of damage. This dam
age is usually not apparent just at the
tinio. but after a few hour! the berry
looks as if hot water. had touched it in
snots, or all over. This one mistake of
the grower, made with the most praise
worthy motive of trying to send only
funcv stock, probably accounts for a
great many crates at the other end
which show mold ana decay.
Another wrong rests with the trans
portation companies, both freight and
express. We as giowers are simply
charged to death not of ourselves, but
death of the industry. To be convinced
that we are grossly overcharged we have
only to observe that the same refrig
erator cars for which we pay about $200
to haul a load of. strawberries to the
northern market are used the other
seasoni of tho year for the regular mile
age rates, which is little more than
one-fourth of this amount. And to fur
ther illustrate the truth of the over-
charge we have only to look at points
where parallel lines and competing re
frigerator companies do business, and
haul even strawberries year after year
for the simple mileage rate, plus the
icing charges at cost. If there waa not
a tatiHfaetory profit to the refrigerator
companies in the regular mileage
charges they would certainly stop using
them at that price. But a, they are
even more solicitous of the business in
territory where the regular mileage is
charged, and when I hey continue to
work so hard for this business year after
year, we are forced to the conclusion
that we in Southwest Missouri (and
many other points as to that matter)
are paying almost four times as much
to get our berries to market as we
Another wrong is located with the dis
honest commission man. I do not say
thev are all disi.onesl, but there seems
to be a great temptation in that busi
ness to "gut rich quick" ami at; the ex
pense of the grower. At shipping time
the Quotations usually are attractive
and the grower figures up cost of mar
keting, transportation, commission, ana
then adds 15 to 30 cents additional for
the commission man's family, and he
still sees a net price to lam of some
thing over $1 per crate. He sends them
in and thev usually get to destination
in some manner out of condition. At
least that is the report, and finally after
more or less delay the returns come in,
and as a simple explanation of the ex
tremely small amount of the account
sale, the one word "rotten" ia often
written acrof! the poper. Jt aoesn t
seem to make much difference whether
thev were on the road two day or Bix
diivs. Thev seem to get rotten just as
easily on short as on long distance!. At
least the returns are rotten enougn, anu
I have noticed that the longer the check
was delayed the more rotten it seemed
Another wrong which is partly in the
power of the grower to correct is proper
distribution. There is too much of a
disposition among growers to become
suspicious of each other, ihls is espe
cially true of different associations. I
make this broad statement. Every car
of berries shipped from Southwest Mis
souri should be sent out by one central
organization, and competent men should
be present in uacli market to report ac
curately and truthfully on every arrival
anil see that the grower receives what
was left after all charges are paid. I do
not believe we as growers will realize
the true measure of satisfaction and
profit until we get closer together, trust
each other more ami me otner lenow
less, and act on a more concerted plan.
School Board Pays Grist of Bills.
At a meeting of the school board, last
Thursday, Clerk Hemnian was ordered
to draw warrants for the following bills :
II A Moore, wood $105 00
Davenport Bro Lbr Co, lumber 405 00
James Mcltain, building foun
dation 400 00
Glacier, advertising 1 00
Geo T Prnther, recording deed. . 1 25
Charlei Gill, labor 1 8
Krank Chand or, wood 50 00
Ijiuis Ikivd.laboron school house 6 00
George Stranahan, labor on
school house 31 00
Fred Larwood, labor on school
house 12 50
I M Shivin, labor on school
house 81 ou
Dick Loving, labor on school
house 12 50
Ml Hood I.br Co, lumber 6 93
The resignation ot Mrs. Margaret
Kent as teacher was accepted by the
board, and Mr. Amy L. Uove, a daugh
ter of Dr. Laraway, was elected in her
Surveyor At I'lspui Pass.
The Glacier's prediction that the par
ty of surveyors, which came here two
weeks ago from Seattle and went to
Glenwood, Wash., with the intention of
going into the mountains from there
with pack horses, were Northern Pacific
men, has been strengthened by
Jim Langille, who was in from the
McCov creek mines last week, and re
ported that thu same surveying party
is at work in the Cispus pass.
Mr. Langille hail an idea they repre
sented Great Northern interests, but it is
uot plain why this company should seek
such a route to Portlaud. The North
ern Pacific has lieen known to be s -eking
a Columbia River outlet ever since
that road made the mistake of accept'
ing the route over tlie Cascades as picked
out by Henry Villard. ,
The Northern Pacific is said to have
made a survey to the north of Mount
Atlanta 10 years ago. Mr. Langille was
told that another surveying party was
was working west from the Yakima
country. IT this ia so.it makes it almost
certain that the party is laying out a
proposed route for this road over the
mountains and down to l'ortland.
The Cispus pass is near the headwa
ters ol th (Jowtitx river.and is the only
pass through the mountains in this part
oi me vascaues.
Finer Than California Orchards.
T. P. Keator, editor of Farm Loans
and City Bond of San Francisco, was in
Hood Hiver and looked the valley over
with George T. Prather. Mr. Keator
promised Judge Prather that he would
give this valley a write-up in his publi
cation. The big orchard of Sears fc Porter
made a fine impression on the visitor.
He declared it to be the finest orchard
he ever saw, and said the fruit growers
of Hood River had the lead over the
apple men of California. The orchards
here present a finer appearance, anil
the farmers are getting better results
from their work, said he.
Advertised Letter List.
August 29, 1904.
Moer, Mis Elcie Perry, Dr W E
Monroe, Mrs Pratt, Rufus
Notley, Mrs F G 2 Woods, Ernest
Pratt, Mrs Rufus Wyin, John F
Ellis, Lee Wyeda, Y
Moore, J H.
September 5, 1904.
Cameron,MrsMA2Girnus, F 2
Cameron, Mrs Bell Hughes, Chester
uuiggins, Mr! M Johnson, Hsbbler
McUride, Etta Jones, II E
Pete, Aiie Johnson, Ole
Pickett, Mr! C G Jurgeus, John
Powell, Mn J Landreth, Bert
Berg, Edward Merscheimer, Mose
Boggs, W F Poynter, Omar
Carpenter, Elmer Slaugger, Harvey
W. M. YATES, P. M.
Fearful Odds Agaiiixt Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute. Such.
In brief was the condition of an old
soldier by name of J. J. Havens, Versa lee,
O. For inuny years be was troubled
with kidney disease and neither duo
tor nor inediolnei gave him relief. At
length he tried Electric Bitters. It put
hiru on hi feet iu short order and now
he testifies. "I'm on the road to complete
recovery." isest ou earth tor liver and
kidney troubles and all forma of stom
ach and bowel coinpluints. Only 50u.
uuarantee oy Cliai. iN. Ciurk the drug-
Timber Land AH, June 8, 1378.1
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United Htnte Land Office. The fin I leu. Ore
gon, June 80. law. Notice Is hereby given
that In compliance with the provisions of the
act of congress ol June .1, 1S7S, eutltled "An act
for the sale of timber lands In ihe states of
California, oreaon. Nevada and Washinnton
Territory,1' aa extended ta all the Public Land
mates oy aet oi August 4, ma,
ELIMUND W. RKDKll.
of Portland, oounty of Multnomah, aUte of
Oregon, baa on May Itf, rjot.fi led In this oltlce
Ulaawoin statement Ho. atts; for the pur-
chase oftlie WKHKM section 17, NW1-4NKM
and NKMNWM of section No. 20,ln township
No. 1 north, range No. II east, w. M and will
oiler prool to show that the land souxht la
more valuable for its timber or stone than for
agricultural purposes, and to establish his
claim t said land berbre ueorge T. rrnllier.
li. H. comnilasioner, at Ills oltlce in Hood
Klver, Oregon, on Ihe liiitli day of Heiitember.
Ha names as witnesses: Charles rustier.
Lewis K. Morse, Lee C. Morse, and William
V. lWml, all of Hood Klver. Oregon.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims In this oltlce on or before said
tll. iluvnf BuotumLup Klttl
J'H ttti M1UUAKI, T. NOLAN, Iteglster.
Timber l.anrt Act June S, 1H7X.I
NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION.
United Mates Land Ottloe. The Dalles. 0e-
fon, June 20,1904. Notice Is hereby given that
n compliance with the provisions of the act
of congress of June 8, 1S7S, entllled "An act for
the aale or tinnier lanus in llie states or Cali
fornia. Oregon. Nevada, and WitKlilnirton
Territory, "as extended lu all the l'ublic Laud
Htates by act of August 4, 1 Hit',
It.. U A Uli'l liL-Il
of Portland, county of Multnomah, state of
Oregon, baa on May M h 4, tiled In this ortlce
his aworn statement. No. 5iU for the purcuuae
lbeNKE14 and EHNKl-4 of section No. Il,
lu Uiwmthlp No, 1 north, rangeNo.U east W.M.,
and will oiler proof to aliowtluitlbe landMuight
Is more valuable for lis timber or stone than
ftir agricultural purposes, and to establlHb
bis claim Ui said und before George T. 1'ra
tber, United Htates commissioner, at his
oltlce at Hood Klver, Oregon, on the Wlh day
of September, MM.
He names the following witnesses: Charles
E. Hockmanu,of Poitland, Lewla K. Morse,
Lee C. Morse, William K. Hand, allot Hood
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested lo llie
their claims In this oltlce on or before said
I day of HepUtmber IWl.
Jyll m MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Receiver
Timber Land Act June 3, 1878.)
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United Htates Und Ortlce, The Dalles, Ore-
fou, June &), 1SOI. Notice Is hereby given that
u compliance with the provisions of the act
of CongreKHof June 3. 1H78. entitled "An act
tor the sale of Umber landH In the states of
California, Oregou, Nevada and Washington
terrlUiry," aa extended to all tne Public Land
mates by act of August 4limr
UHAKLErt E. LOCK MANN.
of419 Klorence street, Portland, County of
Miiiinomaii, stale ol Oregon, uas on May Zft,
ItHM, riled in this olltce Ills sworu statement
No. for Ihe purchase or the EUNK14,
NWl-4NKl-4and Ihe NK14NW1-4 or section
No. S7, In towimhip No.l uorth, range No." east
W.M.aud will otlerproof lo show tliut the land
sought Is more valuable for Its timber or
stone than Tor agricultural purposes, and to
establish his claim to mild land before Ueorge
T. l'rather, United Htates commissioner, at
hlaotnee at HtMsi Itlver, Oregon, on the SStll
day ol Heiitember ISO I.
He names the following witnesses: Charles
Castner, ltwls Morse, Lee C. Morse, and Wll
ham K. Hand, all of Hood River. Oregon.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above-described lands are requested to file
their olalms in this office on or before said
Will day of September, 1IKM.
Jyl4 ! MICH AEU T.NOLAN, Register.
Department of the Interior, United Htalna
Land Oltlce, Ihe lialles.Oregon, August ,III04
A sulltclent contest altldavll having been
Hied In this ortlce b,
HIltAM M. BUTTS,
of Hood River, Oregon, contestant, against
bomestead entry l&.'ki, made March III, UiM.for
the northeast quarter (NK) section ), town
ship 1 south, range 10 east, by
JAMES F. WAIT,
conteatee, In which It hi alleged that the said
Jamea K.Walt has entirely abttudoned luesiild
land and has no Imorovementa thereon and
and that Ihe same Is not due to service In Hie
army, navy or marine corps or the Untied
Stales, during the lime of war. Said parties
are liereny nolineu to appear, reapouu tinti
offer evidence touching said allegat ion at 10
o'clooK a. in. on October, 1, IK04; before Hen.
Prather, U. B. commlxsloner, who Is author
ised to take the testimony In the ease at his
office at Hood Klver, Oregon, and that final
bearing will be held at 10 o'clock a. m. on
October 10, ltiot, before the register and recelv.
rat the United States Land Office In The
The said conU slant having. In a roper
affidavit, filed August J, l'J04, set forth fuels
which show that after due dilllgence personal
service of this notice cannot be made, it is
hereby ordered and directed that such notice
be given by due and proper publication.
allsJ MICHAEL T. NOLAN.Heglster.
Timber Ijtnd, Act June S, 1H78.1
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION;
United States Und Office, The Dalles,
Oregon, July IS, linn. Notice la hereby
given tnat in compliance with Ihe provisions
ofthe act of congressofjuue S, W.i, entllled
"An act for the aale of timber lands In the
stales of California, Oregon, Nevada and
Washington Territory," as extended to all
the public land states by act of August 4, ISttt,
the following named persona have riled In
this office their sworn statements, to-wlt:
WILLIAM H HOI'I K
of McMinnvllle, county of Yamhill, state of
t'"TP'". worn isieinent No. itiiu, nneu June
Sft, laot for the purchase of lota 4. 5, , and of
section 1, township t north, ranges east W.
GEOKOK A. PAYANT
ofralrbault, countv ol Rice, state of Minne
sota, sworn statement No. 2.H.M, tiled June lti,
W04 tor the purchase ofthe NKsK, lh I.
H and 8 of section :l, township t north, range
aat, W. M. That they will otter proof lo
show that the land aought is more
valuable for lu timber or alone than for
agricultural purposes, and to establish their
claims to tbe land before Oeorge T. Prather
U. S. Commissioner at bla onVe at Hood
River, Oregon, on October. 6, lH. They
name as witnesses: William r Hand, Lewis
(..Morse .Charles Castner and John Hcbreve of
Hood River, Oregon; William t. Hou.k of
McMlnvllle. Oregon; and George A. l'ayanl of
Any and all penaina claiming adversely
the above-deaerlbed lands are astvlaed to file
their claims In this office on or be tore lb
aid Sth day of (V-tober, IWM.
JySSaW MICHAEL T. NOLAN. Register.
The 0 K Barber Sluop
RUSSELL & REES, Props.
Between J. E. Rand's and E. C.Wright's
(Strictly nrtd-claa. Satisfaction
T. II. WILLIAMS, Trpp.
Fresh Bread, Buns, Ctik,
and Pastry Daily. .
MT. HOOD MILL CO.
ALL KINDS OP
Roup Lumber, $8.00 per 1,000,
Finished Lumber in proportion.
Lumber Yard and Office:
Mt. Hood r. 0.
I am manufacturing at my
yard near Columbia nursery
south of town, as fine a qual
ity of common brick as can
be found in the state. Have
200,000 to 300,000 brick on
hand for inspection. Price
at yard f 8 per thousand.
Come out to the yard and
see how we make brick.
A. T. ZEEK.
A transcontinental traveler
jays: I've tried them all und I
It's the beet to be found from
coast lo coust."
It's "The Train for Com Tort"
every night In the year between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chi
cago. ' i
Before starting on a trip no mat
ter where write for interesting; Infur
matlon about cnmfortnble traveling.
II. L. RlKI.EIt, Gen'l. At.,
132 Third SI., Portland, Or.
T. W. Tkasdalk,
General Passenger Agent.
St Paul, Minn.
HOOD RIVER PLUMBING COMPANY
WOICKA & HEMMEN, Proprietors.
Sanitary Plumbing and Tinning'
AGENTS FOR THE ROYAL FURNACE
Pumps, Windmills, Pipe, Fittings, Everything in Plumbing and Tinning Line
The New Music House is the Boss
IT HAS ALL THE FINK PIANOS AND ORGANS THAT THE
GREATEST PIANO HOUSE IN THE WEST HANDLES, SOME
OF nVIIICH WE GIVE THE NAMES:
The Celebrated Weber, the Renowned Chickering, Kimball
IIVUUI I I ' 1 VUIIV) VI VMM MIIU S.S4S wvl vlll
Then Come the Fine Kimbal and Burdett Organs
These fine goods with a fine assortment of
And all Kinds of Small Goods will be found
EILER& MUSIC CO
Successors to Parkins Grimes (EX Co.,
THE DALLES, - -
WOOD BROS., Proprietors.
Groceries, Flour and Feed
FRESH VEGETABLES RECEIVED DAILY.
Only Exclusive Grocery Store in the City. Free Delivery. Phone
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Majestic & Mesaba Ranges
and Stiletto Cutlery.
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS,
School Commences September 5th.
GEO. F. COE & SON
ACKOH8 FROM POSTOFFICE
Books and School Supplies
Tablets, Composition Books, Pencils, Pens and Penholders
Carters Inks Black, Blue arid Writing Fluid, Inks for
Fountain Pens, Stamping Inks, Water-proof Ink.
Photo Library Paste, Mucilage, School Sponges, Ink and Pencil Erasers, School
Blotters, etc. Crockery, Glassware, Confectionery and Fruits.
Stationery and Notions.
Phone 351 Geo. F. Coe & Son
J. R. NICKELSEN
Farm Machinery & Vehicles
Including Rushford, Winona, Milburn and Old Hickory
Wagons, Clark and Perry Buggies, Little Giant Gubbing
Machines, Aermotor Wind Mills, Buckeye Pumps, Cham
pion Carts, Oliver Chilled and Steel Plows.
A complete line of S nicuse Implements, Hanford's Balsam of Myrrh, Extra
Buggy Tops, Seats, Cushions, Dashes, Poles, Shafts, Singletr.-es and' Neckyokes
Bolder Spring and Iron Age Garden TooIh.
Cor. 4th and Columbia Sts., Hood River, Or.
When you buy Dalles Patent or
White River flour you are assured of
uniformity the same thin week, next
week or next month as that you pur
chased a week, month or year ago
unless possibly, it's changed only to
better its quality, for we're always on
the alert to improve our product. Any
way the above brands are always, in
the lead of good floure.
FOR SALS BY
STRANAHAN & BAG I
Hood River, Or.
fahlf frnwn and
Violins, Guitars and
Oil In Las