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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1904)
W. R. Kadcliff of Watsonville. Cal.
visited Hood River about a month ago,
and on Ins return contributed the fol
lowing splendid article descriptive of
Hood Kiver and the Oregon apple to
the hyeinng Fajaronia of Watsonville:
Hood River valley, Oregon, is justly
famed for its high grade Spitzenburg
and Yellow Newtown apples and its
wonderful strawberry the Clark Seed
ling, which stands shipment from 7 to
10 days across the continent and arrives
m hastern markets in excellent condi
tion. The Hood River valley is one of
me most prosperous districts of the
Webfoot Mate, and its orchardists and
berry growers are building along safe
and permanent Hue. Quality of their
prouuei is nrst consideration with tlieni.
The markets they are gaining f.ir their
apples and berries they are making easy
to retain, as they have set their grading
of quality at a high notch and they are
The Hood River valley is about 60
miles east of Portland and runs south
from the Columbia river to the lower
range of Mount Hood, one of the highest
ot the many snow-capped peaks of the
Northwest, The valley is 20 miles long
and 5 miles wide. Its area is double the
area of Pajaro valley, but its form is not
similar. It is called a valley, but the
proportion of what is called "vallev
land" in California is small. Much of
it is rolling ground, and the valley is
broken by a range of hills into upper
and lower valleys. The lower hills are
being given over to orchards, and the
pine and tir trees which cover the slopes
in their native state are being rut down
and removed to make way for appl?
trees. Much of the apple orchard sec
tion is as rolling as the foothills country
bordering our tireen valley. The bench
or upland is preferred for apples. It
costs about $75 per acre to clear the pine
and fir coered land, and cleared land,
Buitable for tree planting, sells from $150
per acre upward. Sales of bearing or
chards have been made up to $800 per
acre; and while orchardists look upon
high grade bearing orchards as being
worth that figure, sales are infrequent
the owners of good bearing orchards do
not want to dispose of them. They say
they can find no other investment which
will bring in such high and safe returns.
The Hood river Hows northward
through the valley and empties into the
Columbia river east of the town of Hood
River. Most of the apple orchards are
on the east side of the river, while on
the west side the strawberry is king.
The town of Hood River is one of the
most prosperous of the small towns of
Oregon. Several brick blocks were be
ing constructed while we were there,
and several blocks were planned for
early building. There is business ac
tivity in the river town, and evidences
are plentiful that it is one of the best
trading points in the Webfoot state. In
fact, Oregon's apple towns Medford
and Hood River and Washington's
leading apple center, Yakima, exhibit a
marked building and business growth
far beyond the showing of their neigh
bors. The lumbering interests of the
valley are a valuable adjunct to the
trade of Hood Rivor. One of Oregon's
largest saw mills is on the Columbia
river at the eastern edge of the town.
Hood River has a population of over
15(H) and a trading population of at least
5000. Across the Columbia in Wash
ington is the White Salmon lumbering
and orchard district, the trade of which
comes to Hood River. The town is on a
bluff or crops range of hills fronting the
Columbia, and between it and the river
is the through line of the O. R.& N. Co.,
a part of the Harriman railway system.
In any article on the fruits of the
Hood Kiver valley the strawberry will
have a prominent place. In acreage the
Hood River valley has the largest straw
berry district on the Pacific coast, and
its 1200 acres cf strawberries are con
fined to one variety the Clark Seed
ling the most famous of the many
famed strawberries of the United States.
Other varieties may produce more per
acre, but no other has yet reached the
high price average of the Clark or equal
ed it in shipping qualities. It has been
sent across the Pacific ocean to Japan
in small lots, it has been shipped into
Dawson, it is sold every season in St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Chicago, Omaha,
Denver and Kansas City, and this sum
mer a carload, 14 days on the road, was
marketed in Massachusetts. The hold
ing up of the Clark strawberry is mar
velous. It seems to be alone among
strawberries in that quality. Hood
River valley is the natural home of this
variety f strawberry. It has been
planted in all thelaige strawberry dist
rict, but has been cast aside localise it
does not bear nor mature as in Hood
River valley. Some years ago James
Waters of this valley planted a tract in
Lindley district to Clark seedling. The
fruit was perfect in form and flavor, and
did not rot in keeping it dried up; but
though it sold easily at fancy prices, the
pickers would not handle it because
they could make more money in picking
the heavy crops of the larger varieties.
Its shy bearing cut it out out in this
About 1200 acres of Hood River valley
were in strawberries this year. It is es
timated that the acreage will be much
less next year as some of the patches are
over their prime, and the Bharp compe
tition of Missouri and Arkansas straw
berries the past season has caused many
growers to conclude that the risk is too
great in growing strawberries for mar
kets 1500 or more miles distant. They
are turning to apples as a safer and
probably more profitable crop. The
Hood River strawberry has to seek a
distant market. The cheaper berries of
points nearer the large cities supply the
trade of Portland. Seattle and Tacoma.
The cost of transportation is a big item,
and henre they have to sell above a
dollar a crate of 24 quarts, Bay $5 per
chest, Pajaro valley style of packing
at Missouri river points to give a grower
a chance to see the beginning of any
profit. The sales this year because of
Missouri and Arkansas competition late
in the season, fell dangerously near a
wipe-ont of profits to the grower. The
Hood River berry usually reaches the
mid-continent markeis when the berry
field-! of the Western states have ceased
production. This year the Western
states had a long season of production,
and the Hood Kiver berries were mar
keted at Missouri river points when
home berries at low prices had the
The strawberry season lasts about five
weeks, and the yield is usually heavy.
The fields are irrigated, the water being
brought down the west fide of the val
ley at an elevation which gives ample
fall. During the season about 5000 pick
ers are employed. Nearly all of this
army moves into the valley for the ber
ry work, and when the 6hort season is
over the "army" quietly moves on to
other districts and other work. There
is a medley of races and colors in this
army of pickers and their camp grounds
are much like those of the hosts of hop
pickers which are such a feature of the
large hop fields of the Alameda and
Sacramento counties. The pickers are
paid lli cents a pound, and the graders
half cent per pound. The berries are
packed in boxes holding a pound apiece,
and are faced four each way, the pack
looking in form much like an ap
ple pack. In each crate are packed
U boxes and in the latter form shipment
is maue. a crate of berries (24 boxes)
costs aboet 70 cents f. o. b. and the
freight to Eastern markets and expen
ses of selling bring the co6t to land
above $1 per crate. The crop this year
was aooui iu ,umi crates, occasionally
the latter figure U exceeded. Growers
told us that they feared the variety was
shading off in quality a showing which
is not unusual where a district contin
ues to produce but one variety year
aiieryear. Across tne Columbia from
Hood River there is a large acreage in
When the strawberry is picked and
shipped it is quite tart. It colors and
sweetens in transit. It does not bruise
in handling and to that remarkable
quality is attributed its wonderful
keeping showing. The vines are rather
small and foliage is not heavy.
umalia is the main point for Hood
River strawberry distribution. F.fty cars
went to that point this year. Several
cars went to New York. The shipments
of berries are made largely for the ac
count of the growers through the Hood
Kiver r nut Urowers Union.
A strawberry cannery has been oper
ated by the Davidson fruit Co. , but it
was burned down a few weeks ago. A
cannery has nothing to do in a season
of fancy prices for the Hood River ber
Montana points takes lots of these
strawberries. The Hood Rover straw
berry and the Pajaro valley Belleflowers
are favorite fruits and market leaders in
Butte, Montana, the largest and livliest
mining town on the continent. Hood
River strawberries retail there from 15
cents down to 8 cents per pound, and
tne usual price tor Iselletlowers is fl.o
per box almost five cents per pound.
The fruit on which Hood River valley
will make its enduring reputation is the
apple. As in all new districts there was
much "hit or miss" in the varieties of
apples selected for planting, but in the
school of experience which the orchard
ists of that valley have been attending
the process of elimination has been vig
orously pursued until the varieties chos
en for young commercial orchards are
very iimueu seiuom more man those
tried and true" favorites, Kpitzenburee
and Yellow Newtown Pippins. Last
year 00,000 apple trees were planted in
that valley, and aside from a limited
number of treesof other varieties for pol
lenizing purposes, the planting was of
the varieties named above.
The lien Davis and Gano are planted
among Newtowus, and Baldwins among
Spilzenburgs, for pollenization. In mak
ing the selection for this purpose trees
are chosen which blossom at the same
time as the main blocks of trees. The
Ben Davis and Baldwin are not such
money makers as the Spilzenburgs and
Newtowns (though thev sold last year
at Hood River from 85 cents upward
er box), but they make the Spitzen
mrgB and Newtowns surer and more
profitable producers than if they have
been planted in solid blocks. In Hood
River valley, as in the Medford district,
pollenizing varieties are considered a
necessity, and no orchard is planted
The soil of this valley has made a re
markable showing in production of
large, sound, high-colored apples of
choicest flavor and excellent keeping
qualities. Its red apples are genuinely
red, and they make a striking showing
as a stall fruit.
This section has its trouble with tree
pests, and, of course the codlin moth is
leader. The white arsenic sprav iB suc
cessfully used (usually six applications
being given during a season), and the
percentage of wormy fruit is, very small.
We inspected orchards that had been
sprayed several times, and where the
spray was being applied, and the showing
of wormy stock was surprisingly small.
1 he apple growers of the Alt-utoru and
Hood River districts have the upper
hand in the fight with the codlin moth.
They are making its ravages cut but a
small figure. We append the formula
for the spray for the codlin moth which
is in mostgeneral use in Hood River
Water, one gallon ; white arsenic, one
pound; sal soda, two pounds. Boil 15
minutes, or until the liquid is clear.
Add an amount eoual to that evaporat
ed, making one full gallon of arsenite,
and use 1j pints to 50 gallons of water
to which has been added six pounds of
fresh slaked lime.
In the southern part of the valley,
near Mount Hood, where the nights are
cold, the codlin moth has not been able
to get a foothold. The pest has appeared
at times, brought in old packing boxes,
but it has soon disappeared. On account
of this showing there has been a strong
planting of apples 22 miles south of the
town of Hood River. What the codlin
moth can't do in killing the crops the
frosts may do, but the apples produced
in that district should have all the de
1 he green aphis is also troublesome.
A prominent orchardist told us he had
found a winter applicacion of Bordeaux
the most efficacious treatment for green
aphis, lhe San Jose scale is there, lime
and sulphur is used.
The notable orchard of Hood River
valley is the tract of 35 acres of bearing
treesowned by Messrs. sears J orter.
It is three or four miles south of the
iwn of Hood River, on the east side of
the valley. Its fruit, and the prices ob
tained thcrefor.have contributed in no
simi'l degree to the fame'of Hood River
valley as an apple producing section.
The orchard is a model one, ami the day
we were there it made a showing which
it would lie difficult for any district to
equal. Each foot of that orchard shows
careful cultivation and high-class man
agement, and the prices obtained for the
fruit siiow that the quality of the prod
uct is as choice as the showing of the
soil and trees. The trees are six, eight
and ten years old, and are loaded with
out a miss with fine apples. Spitzen-
burgs and Newtowns are leaders, with
lien Davis. Baldwin, Aiken Kea, Jona
than, Gano and Northern Spy in small
er lots. There are a few . Belleflower
trees, and they have a heavy crop. Last
year Sears & Porter sold their Newtowns
for $2.10 per box and their Sgitzeuburg
$2.25 per ter box. These prices were
f. o. b. These figures were top prices
for f. o. b. sales last year on this coast.
When we read of these prices last year
it seemed improbable, but a survey of
the fruit this year in the Sears & Por
ter orchard shows why such prices are
paid. There is a class of trade in this
country and Great Britain which will
not stand on the price it pays for an
article it wants providing it is of the
desired high quality. It is that class of
trade that Sears & Porter of Hood River
valley, and Olwell Bros, of Central
Point, Oregon, cater,and it is profitable
business. The trees in Sears s Porter's
orchard are but 20 feet apart. They
have not been cut off or ut into by
butchers with saws or knives. They
have been, when pruned, carefully and
sparingly touched. The orchard is irri
gated. The water conies from a ditch
high atiove the east side and costs $5 an
inch. The ground is carefully cultivat
ed and irrigation is not negleeted.though
the rainfall is greater than in the Pajaro
valley. The trees come into bearing
earlier than in Southern Oregon. Three-year-old
trees have borne over a box
spiece, and four year old trees have
heavy crops. We inspected a block of
HOOD RIVER GLACIER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1004.
Spitzenburgs fn this orchard 24' acres
100 trees seven years old and 190 trees
eight years old, and Mr. Sears estimated
the crop at 3000 boxes, an average of 10
boxes to the. tree and no tree over eight
years old. The crop looked as large
as estimated. The apples were
large, five weeks ago, no small ones
showing. The alwence of small fruit is
one of the notable features of this or
chard. The five-tier has no placethere.
Three years ago this block of 200 Spitz
enburgs averaged five boxes per tree,
and a part of the trees were only four
years old. The succeeding year an im
provement was shown, and last year
they averaged eight boxes per tree.And
it is this stock that sells at $2 25 per box.
Last year from a block of 91 Newtowns
three-fourths of an acre they had 6S5
boxes of choice apples, and the crop is
la ger this year. This is very close to a
car of Newtowns from less than an acre.
Hears & Porter spray six times each
season for codlin moth. They use the
white arsenic spray. Before the petals
fall they use Bordeaux and soon after
give the first application of white arse
nic spray. Tiiey also use bands and go
over them often and carefully. The
codlin moth does not get many of Sears
& Porter's apples. The campaign is too
strenuous for him. Sears & Porter
have a crop of at least 20,000 boxes. I n
addition to fheir home orchard they
have a tearing orchard of 30 acres un
der lease, and have a young orchard of
35 acres not yet in bearing. They do
not commence picking Newtowns and
Spitzenburgs until October 10. They
were first attracted to the valley by a
purchase of apples at The Dalles, while
on their way to Oregon to settle about
is years ago. A boy was selling apples
at the station, they bought some, they
were so good they asked where they were
grown.The boy said, "Hood River," and
when they found where it was they decid
ed that the place which could produce
such apples was the place for their loca
tion, and to Hood River they went and
there they remained. 1 heir orchard, t he
showing of their industrious and intel
ligent labors, is an object lesson for all
fruit growers and is worth the trip from
the Pajaro vallew to view. Mr. Sears
very kindly took us over the orchard and
very fully answered all our inquiries.
The work of himself and partner is doing
much for Hood River valley.
It is estimated at least 30,000 acres of
Hood River district can be profitably
planted to apples. Most of it will have
to lie cleared of pine or fir trees.
l here are J.000 acres planted to apples
and the annual increase is expected to
average close to 1000 acres for some
time. But a small portion of the acre
age is in full bearing. The new plant
ing is largely by German farmers on
the East Side, and thev know how to
care for them. Their young orchards
i i i i .
unite a naiiusoiiic snowing.
I he crop this year is estimated at
110,000 boxes. Last year prices (ex
cept for Sears & Porter stock) were
trom 1.H0 for JSewtowns to 12.00 for
Spitzenburgs. No prices for this year
had been quoted when we were there,
but Spitzenburg prices were expected
to be as high. The fruit is handled by
me iiirmers direct, or tnroueli the ex
change. The middleman does not get
much of a "look in" m Hood River val
ley. lhere is quite an investment in
Hood River valley lands by Eastern
peonle. Mr. Van Horn, a Rochester,
N. V., millionaire, has invested $43,000
in orchard lands and is to invest more.
He bought one tract (20 acres bearinn
and 20 acres to be cleared and plant
ed) for $12,000. Henry T. Williams, a
leading peach grower of Ozark, Ark.,
is also a heavy investor in apple lands.
The cherry does well, but growers
say it is not as profitable as apples.
On October 13, 14 and 15 the apple
growers of Hood River valley will hold
their biennial fair. They are going to
show their best fruit, and then send it
to the St. Louis exposition. It will be
an exhibit worth seeing, one which
could be visited with profit by Pajaro
valley apple growers. It would be a
good thing for the growers of the two
districts to exchange ideas.
Fruit Crop Moles.
Ed Williams of the Hood River phar
macy contracted the entire output of
prunes from his ranch in the Crapper
district for $2.50.
The Medford Mail says Manager Perry
of the Rogue River ErnitGrowers' union
has received returns from the first car
load of Bartlett pears shipped from
Medford this year. The pears were sold
in Chicago and netted the shippers a
little over $1.30 per box. This is the
highest price obtained at Medford this
season for pears.
Although newspaper quotations in
Portland give the price of Burbank po
tatoes at $i.l0c)1.25 per 100 iiounds, re
tail grocers charge 2 per sack and say
the wholesale price is $1.75 per sack,
which is equivalent to about $1.45 per
100 pounds. Rural Northwest.
California prune growers have a ten
dency to feel discouraged on account of
the extremely low prices which are be
ing offered this year. With the hold
over from last year and an immense
crop in nearly every prune producing
country of the world, they do not see
much hope for a speedy improvement
in the market.
Colorado people are going wild over a
Wolf River apple that was grown in
that state and measures 17 inches in
The export apple trade is as yet rather
light and no heavy movements to the
European markets are expected for at
least another month. Advices from
abroad state that good prices can le
realized if stock is sound anil well pack
ed, some of the fruit bringing back from
$2.25 to (2 50 net New York lor fancy
Gravensteins and Kings. These prices
are exceptional, the bulk of the sales
being around $2 a barrel net for other
The next few months will find Buffalo
a busy center in the general distribution
of the immense crop of apples grown
this year in New York state and the
Eastern apple belt generally. Paine A
Williams have fruit houses all over the
apple belt and at the lowest estimate
will ship this year 75,000 barrels. In
addition to this they will market 200
carloads No. 1 bulk apples.
Seven of Chicago's largest apple op
erators have formed an iron-clad agree
ment not to pay over $1 a barrel for
winter apples in New York state.
Advertised Letter List.
Septemlier 12, 1904.
Hothmen, Anna Ellis, Lee
Seymour, Mrs O E Hall, A G
Stephenson, Mrs D McEadden, I)
Sutherland. Mrs Mitchell, A R
Wells, Mrs Mary E Morgan, C A
West, Ella Osburn, O S
Welch, Mrs G B Powell, E D
Welch, Mrs Belle Prather, Chas
Allen, J A Redding, John
Ballard, Willie Ross, K L
Betts, R M Sack Mr (foreman)
Blindert, Theo Scott, Walter
Scott, Al Zethnbaner, Joe
Beckwith.Mrs H M Haynea Mrs.
Hunt MrsZ M Rumsey Mrs J C
Smith Mrs R C Dyson J W J
Dumas E M Evans Rev John
Evans John Poster F
Greno L M l.'ghtner Clarence
Newton A M Saunders M F
Vantyle E J Weaver James E.
- Wood Ernest
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Ttmbw Land, Act June S, 1878.1
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIO
United Htatea I-and Offlre, The Dalles, ore-
mny sa, ibui,- nuiiw uereoy given lual
In compliance with tbe provisions of the act
of contre of June S. 1878. entitled "An act
for the sale of timber landa Id the state of
i amornia, Oregon, nevada and Washington
Territory," aa i-i tended to all the public land
tales by act of August 4, nw, the Kjllowlng
named persona have on November SO, 1WJ3
filed In tills office their aworu statement,
nf 1-AlnAnw.t nnntilv Af llnliu, u.h.a vm..
sworn statement No. tiK!,for'the purchase of
Ol-.TJ l-Jlfl I MIIU I. UI K-C11UI1 ,
township 1 north, range 9 east W. M.
JAHl-Klt N. MnviIKl.L.
of Telocaaet, county of Union, stalenf Oregon
aworn statement No. 8181, for the pun-bane of
"ws i,u, o tmu v u m-vuun it UJWUSUip 1
north, range 9 eaat, W. M.
That they will offer proof to show that the
land sought la more valuable for Its timber or
alone than for agricultural purpose, and to
establish their claima to said land before the
register and receiver at The Dalles, Oregon.on
October 18. 1WM. ' '
They name an witnesses: Jasper N. Mitchell.
ml Itnln.u Ml. .....II . i . , ... '
r rank Mltnhe 1 and John X ki nr p.,riiun.i
William F. Hand of Hood River, Oregon:
Charles Caatuer and Lewi Morae, ot Hood
Any and all person claiming adversely
the above described lands are requested to
file their claim In thl office on or Defore tbe
auid 181b day of October, 1IXM.
all olS MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Reg later,
Timber Land, Act June S, 1S78.1
NOTICE FOli PUBLICATION.
United Btate l.and Office, The Dalle,
Oregon, May 2.1, 1S04. Not ice Is hereby given
thai In compliant" wltb the provisions of the
act of congress of June 8, 1878, entitled "An
act for the sale of timber lands In the HtaU of
California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington
Territory," aa extended to all the public laud
slates by act of August 4, lH'J'J, John B. Karr,
of (Ilex, county of Ollllnm state of Oregon has
on November H, HUM, II led In this ortlee Ilia
aworn statement No. 2175, for the purchaae
of tha NWWV. and lot .1 and 4 of section 88.
In township i north, range No. a east W. M.
and will otter proof to show that the
land Bought la more valuable for Ita timber or
stone than for agricultural purpose, and to
establish hi claim to said laud before the
register and receiver of this office at The
Dalles, Or., on the mil day of October 1WH.
He names aa wltneaaea, Oliver C. Deau, The
odor K. Hhepler, Alfred J. Shepler, all of Hood
Kiver and Edvln c. Karr of tioble. Or.
Any and all person claiming adversely the
above-described landa are requested to tile
their claima In thta office on or before said
Mlh day of October, 1S04.
an o-u HiiHAti, 1. nulaw, Kegtater
Timber land, Act June 8, 1878.1
NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION.
United HtHtes Land Office. The Dalle. Ore
gon, May HI, 1H04. .Notice Is hereby given
that in compliance with the provision of the
act of Congreaa of June it, 1878, entitled, "An
act for the aale of timber land In the states
of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washing
ton Territory," aa extended to all the public
land states by act of August 4,18(12,1116 follow
ing named persona have tiled in I tils office
their sworn statements, to wit:
JOHN F. DALY,
of niunt, county of Hughes, state of South
Dakota, sworn statement No. 2101, riled Au
gust l'.l. lmt. for the purchase of lot S.V.'IO and
1 1 of section 18 township 1, north, range 11 eaat,
KLIA8 M. MI 1.1, Kit,
of Hood River, county of Wasco, tte of Ore
go , sworn statement No, 2108, filed August
22 1IM3, for the purchase ot lot 11 of section 7
and 1, 2 and 6 of section 18, township 1 north,
range H east, W. M.
That they will offer proof to show that the
land sought Is more valuable for ita timber or
stone than for agricultural purpose, and to
establish their claim to said land la-fore the
register and receiver at The Dalles, Oregon, on
October ', l'JOt.
They name as witnesses: William F. Rand,
D. K. KantL I.. K. Morae and Charlea H. Caat
uer of Hoou Kiver, Oregon; Delbert Rand of
Hood River, Oregon, John F, Daly of Madi
son. Mouth DakotA: John L. Henderson
and Louis A Henderson of Hood Hlver, Ore
gon. Any and all person claiming adversely
trie auove-uescrineu tana are requeswa to
II le their claims in thlsofficeon or before the
aald 2lli day or October, l.H.
alo2U MICH AKL T. NOLAN, Reglater.
Timber Land, Act June 3, 18781
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United Rtatea Land Office, The Dalle, Ore
gon, May 23, 1U04. Notice I hereby given
that In compliance with the provisions of the
act of Congress of June S. 1878. entitled "An
act for the sale of timber land In the Htatea
of California, Oregon, Nevada and Waahiug
ton Territory," aa extended to all the public
land atatea by act of Auguat 4,18,J2, the follow
ing named persona have fi led In' this office
their sworn statments, to-wit:
Laura llaldwln of Hood River, county of
Wasco, state of Oregon, sworn statement No.
22211, tiled J nonary II), l'.KM, for tbe purchase nf
the H'JHKX and NWWHK of section 27,
township 2 north, range 9 eaat. W. M.
JOHN X. SAX,
of Portland, county of Multnomah, state of
Oregon (847 Kast Sixth street, north), sworn
statement No 2188, tiled November 2(1, IU03, for
the purchase of the V.', HKlA, HK and
HK'-i MWW section 27, township 1 north, range
(least W. M.
That they will offer proof to show that the
land sought Is more valuable for It timber or
atone than for agricultural purposes, and to
establish their claims to said land before the
register and receiver at Tbe Dalles; Oregou,on
October 18, l'.K)4.
They name as witnesses: Davl 1 Plemmlng,
f da f loan, Fred Miller, Frank Davenport
and William F. Rand of Hood River, Oregon:
Jasper N. Mitchell and Uuincy Mitchell or
TelocaetOrcgon;Frauk Mitchell of Portland,
Any and all persona claiming adversely the
above-described land are requested to file
their claims in this office on or before the
said ltit li day or October, 11104.
all olli MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Register.
HOOD RIVER HEIOHTS
Fresh and Cured Meats.
1. 6 acres one mile out, all In berries.
A beautiful location will be Bold at a
2. Two 20 acre tracts, on East Side.
All get to apples; best varieties.
3. 34 acres one mile out, set to ap
ples, pears, clover and strawberries.
4. 42 acres 4 miles out, 16 acres in
orchard 10 in full bearing. First-class
improvements. A beautiful borne.
5. 80 acres 3 acres 7-year-old apple
trees, oaiance in ciover ana general
farming. New four room bouse.
6. 40 acres In tbe most beautiful por
tion of the valley. 4 acres in orchard
one year old, 3 acres in berries, 4
acres in alfalfa, balance general farm
ing. 7. 10 acres four miles out; splendid
soil; 1 acre apples, best varieties; one
year planted. 1) acres in strawberries,
2 acres in potatoes, 5 acres in clover.
8. A number of 10, 20 and 40 acre
tracts of unimproved land, that will
bear investigation. ' Also a number nf
large tracts from 160 to 320 acres in
Oregon and Washington.
Some few residences and lots in every
portion of tbe city.
W. J. BAKER,
Real Estate Agent,
Hood River, Oregon.
We Have just reeived another Car of
and those interested in having THE
BEST will do well to try it.
Costs no more than other Brands.
Money back if not satisfied.
Oregon Lumber Co.
Guns Fishing; Tackle Camp Outfits
Call end see the new Winchester Automatic I llamhoo Poles. 7fic t.o s-m tin- Hin..l Unit i I Tnnii Au-it,,.u w....n rv,.-.... .u...
rifle Parker Hmlth Hhot Huns; Mnvage,
!rli.1."n? W li'chestor nlles; 8H)rtlntt rlltea,
ti to I'JO. Ammunition for all arms.
Everything for Building and Furnishing the Home
Hardware Stoves Tinware Furniture Linoleum
Carpets Paints Oils Glass Building Materials
STEWART, the Home Furnisher.
Without question the most beautiful residence
location in the city. High and sightly, no mud
no dust. Supplied with the purest spring water.
You are cordially invited to come up and inves
tigate, see the water plant, enjoy the fine view
and have a good drink. No trouble to show
lots: Always at home. Now is your chance.
C. COE - - - - - ZETOOXD EIVEE
IN HOOD RIVER
Buys ScIIh and Exchanges
New and Second-Hand Household
Goods of every description.
Come in and look around.
We can save you money.
0. P. DA1JNEY & CO.
HOOD RIVER STUDIO,
W. D. ROGERS, Prop.
High-Grade Portraiture a
specialty. Amateur Supplies
W. E. GODSEY,
Horse-Shoeing and Repair Work
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS.
E. H. HOLMAN
Harness, Shoes, Bicycles,
Hood River Heights.
J.B. Fletcher & Co.
GROCERIES, FLODRaHfl FEED
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS.
to JK; Keels, 16c to I0. All that's new 111 an-
tomutlc Heela. Fly Hooks. iV, alio, !Wc and 11
a doicn. Kish Lines, 2'te to t'J.oo each.
We are very busy
But not too huny, and are always glad to see
new customers well as the old ones.
THE DALLES NURSERIES
R. H. WEBER; Prop.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
C1ROWKR AND DKAI.KK IPf
FRUIT, SHADE THCCC GRAPE VINES
ORNAMENTAL "LLJ SMAlL FRUITS
Evergreens, Rotes and Shrubbery.
Remember, Our Trees are Crown Strictly Withaut Irrigation.
In fact, anything in his line,
and get your V V
World's Fair Coupons
Agents for Eastman's Kodak Films
stoves, fl.50 up. c'limn Htovos, Hammock.
Tho latest lu oooklug uleusel and vuinu