The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, November 24, 1904, Image 3

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The stockholders 6f the Farmers' Irri
gating company met Saturday forenoon
in the mo ins of the Commercial club and
discussed pro and con the advisability
ol repairing the high flume over Pine
creek or building a new flume and ditch
along thebank of the bluff .something that
wuuiu ue permanent, rue meeting was
called by the board of directors for the
purpose of ascertaining the sentiment
oi wie Btockiiciiiiers regarding the pro-
luscu improvements.
"The board of directors realize these
improvements should be made, and
they have the authority to make them,"
explained 1'reeident Blowers as he
called the meeting to order, "but we
wish to make no large expenditure of
money without the stockholders under
standing just why the money was spent
and the extent of th necessity for ex
pending any Bum the board should ap
After much talking on and off the
suiijeci at hand the board was upheld in
their action by a motion that carried
The notice of the meeting place was
given as the iv. ot f. hall, but with
such a email number present at the
opening hour, and no one havine a kev
to the hall, the farmers adjourned to
the rooms of the Commercial club. Last
spring the spacious rooms of the opera
house would hardly hold all who want-
eu to listen to the proceedings, but the
Commercial club rooms accommodated
all who were present Saturday morninu.
Befure the meeting was well under way
there were 60 or more there.
After waiting some time for Manager
htnten, who was to be present with i
detailed report of the findings of the ex
amining committee who went over the
' ditch, President Blowers called the
meeting to order and explained himself
the intent of the meeting.
"After a careful and thorough exam
ination of thehighlluineover l'iiie creek
the board finds it must make, extensive
repairs to the flume, which is in very
bad condition, or expend a larger sum
in constructing a flume and ditch along
the mutt, something that would be per
manent," went on Mr. Blowers.. "To
the casual observer, the high flume may
ho considered in fairly good condition.
but close observation will demonstrate
that the limbers are very rotten, and
that it will require a large amount of
repair work. A ditch is expensive we
know, but it should last a life time,
while repairs w ill last but a few years
at beet. Joe Wilson made the survey
for us aruond the hillside. We feel that
the repairs should be permanent. We
do not wish to throw money away on
temporary repairs. Something must be
done the flume repaired or a ditch
built. We prefer to build a ditch, but
wish to get the sentiment of the stock
holders in tho matter before expending
the money."
N. C. Kvans, a former member of the
board of directors, considered that the
whole matter properly belonged to the
board. "They have the power to do
what is necessary and should proceed as
they see fit," said Mr. Evans. "If the
cost of repairs will exceed ten per cent
of the cost of the flume anewone should
be built. The sale of the unissued stock
will bring in all the money required for
the building of the ditch, but if not at
present, it would be a business proposi
tion to borrow the money and make re
pairs that aro permanent. No flume is
supposed to last over ten years."
President Blowers then stated that
one of the reasons for calling the meet
ing was the fact that there are no funds
in the treasury. The sale of all addi
tional stock that will be made this win
ter must go toward paying for the un
sold stock in the Valley Improvement
company. To make the repairs on the
flume or build a new ditch will necessi
tate the borrowing of money or an added
cost to the price of water next summer.
It was then brought to light that the
matter of settling up the affairs of the
o d Valley Improvement company seems
to lie in an undetermined status. "Mr.
Davenport," said Mr. Kvans,. "reported
having received 100 cents on the dollar
for stock in the old company, although
there is no record of it. It was also
shown at a recent meeting of the stock
holders of the Valley Improvement com
pany that more shares had been issued
than the company was incorporated for."
Mr. Evans considered that the present
ditch company would have to pay for
all unissued stock, whatever it was, as
it could not well repudiate the balance
of the shares.
Mr, Blowers said he had attended the
same meeting of the Valley Improve
ment company and that it was finally
agreed that the stockholders would be
satisfied with 39 cents on the dollar, the
amount secured by the principal stock
holders when they sold tho proerty to
the farmers. This will have to be paid.
Lee Morse wanted to kno if the
farmers would be held responsible for
the payment of 49 excess shares, since
the Farmers' Irrigating company had
been given an indemnity bond of $10,
000 to cover all debts in excess of the
purchase price of the ditch as agreed
upon last winter.
Manager Staten had come in and
President Blowers called upon him
for his report. It was in substance
what Mr. Blowers had stated at the
oiiening of the meeting.
The flume in many places is defective
and will require much work for repairs.
The channel of the ditch has been
cleaned of all rocks. At the "slab pile"
the ditch is in very bad shape. Some
200 feet of new cribbing will be required.
The underpinning at Pine creek is in
poor concilium, vigilant watching last
summer located the weak spots and
kept the flume from falling down in the
middle of the summer.
The flume this year was taxed to its
utmost capacity, then why should it be
expected to carry 300 more inches this
coming year? Between Ditch cYeekand
the high trestle the cut is four inches
high, and the water was backed up in
the flume four inches. There is a mar
ginal differense of seven to ten inches
in the water level in the flume from
Ditch creek to Pine creek.
The east approach to the bridge is
very unreliable. Fourteen new bents
must lie put in, and it will require 4200
feet of lumber in the approaches. The
miin span is in good shape. The flume
over Pine creek will require 6000 feet of
lumber. The timber on this high trestle
appear sound below, but up among the
braces they are in very bad shape. The
manager couldn't guarantee the safety of
the structure even with an outlay of 400
in repairs for a distance of 200 feet or
more. By buildingalongthe bluff the high
flume would be entirely eliminated and
for much of the distance a permanent
ditch could be const'ucted.
Morse again stated that the directors
shou d proceed with the work. Evans
said the ditch lart summer could have
carried 300 inches more than it really
To thisStaten replied that the farmers
could make a personal examination for
themselves, if they could not justify the
discrepancy of the two statemen re-
- garding the condition of the Pine creek
flume. He proposed to see that there
w8 no cries of "graft" io the expendi-
tuie of the company's money, and want
ed the farmers to tlioroug'ily unJei-
stand the necessity for any outlay of
money that may be made.
J. T. Nealeigh wanted to know the
cost of the proposed new ditch and flume.
Mr. Staten considered $2500 sufficient,
but on second thought concluded it
would be $3000. At this there was a
general expression in favor of building
the permanent ditch.
The question of funds again came un
der consideration. Blowers said be did
not think there would be sufficient gale
of stock to pay this and other expenses.
uessling wanted to know if water
would be sold this year to outsiders.
This little shot precipitated a general
lusilade. t-vans declared the stock
holders have no right to sell water. It
was permitted last year because of
agreements before the signing of the
contracts. The original intent of the
corporation would not permit the share
holders to speculate in the sale ot the
It seems that Charley Boss put up
$3000 for 100 shares last spring in order
that the company might have the mon
ey, and with the understanding that he
wonld have the privelege of selling the
surplus water to Dring him interest on
his money that he so kindly let the
company have the use of. Now the
question arises, can Mr. Boss continue
oo cell water this coming year? It was
the consensus of opinion that he could
not, but that he should be allowed to
to unload his surplus stock to those who
needed it.
Benson stated that it was against his
wishes that Mr. Hoes secured more
stock than he wanted. Mr. Kellogg
spoke against the selling of water, and
returning to the original question,
wanted to know if it was advisable to
repair the old flume, when the farmers
could not be guaranteed that the struct
ure would not break down in the mid
die of the berry season.
Lee Morse moved that the action of
the board be accented and that tliev use
their judgment in building a new flume
or patching up the old one.
Mr. Evans arose to explain the use
leesness of such a move, and to point
out some glaring aeiects in the pro
ceed ore of the meeting. The chairman
considered the motion proper enough.
While it wasn t actually required il
would express the seutiment of the
Before a vote could be taken. Mana
ger Staten started a bombardment at
N. C. Evans, concerning some surveys
the latter had made last summer for the
ditch company, but the field notes of
which had never been given into the
custody of the new manager.
With the return fire Mr. Staten man
aged to gather a few stray bits of de
sired information. There was a cessa
tion of heavy artillery fire long enough
for the original motion to go through
with a rousing affirmation. President
Blowers thanked the members of the
company for their assurance of support
in the action ot the board ot directors,
whatever they considered necessary.
There were some references to the
possibilities of colonies or speculators
getting control of a majority of the
stock to the detriment of the present
shareholders. A few considered there
is a real danger in this possibility, while
some thought the idea absurd if the letter
of the contracts are carried out.
N. C. Kvans wanted to know of the
board of directors if, when they con
structed the new flume, they would
charge the cost to repairs or construc
tion. If they kept on charging
such work to repairs, when
the entire stock is finally Bold there
would be something like $40,000 to pay
a $20,000 indebtedness.
Lecture on Theosophy.
Editor Glacier: In view of the fact
that the subject of Theosophy has been
so much misunderstood and so grossly
misrepresented in our vicinity a few of
the adherents and students of this beau
tiful philosophy (which embraces the
very essence of religion) have decided
to hold a meeting, free to the ptiblie,
where the tenets and teachings of
Theosophy will be set forth and ex
plained in a lucid and simple manner.
A short paper will be read by Mrs.
Louise Goddard and questions will be
answered by her and others present
who have made a study of the subject.
lhe meeting will be held in Car-
michael hall on Saturday evening.
November 26 at 8 p. m. sharp, and all
are invited to come and hear the truth
regarding this philosophy, which is
comparatively new in our midst, but
world-old in Eastern countries, where
it baa been a potent factor in the pro
motion of civilization and the human
ization of the race. L. G.
G. L. Robinson, who returned Friday
morning from a six-weeks' trip to St.
Louis and the East, lays the big Hood
River apples were a source of much sur
prise to the World's fair visitors. Many
of them had no idea that any such fruit
could be grown on the Pacific coast.and
when they saw the apples, they wanted
to come to Portland next year to see the
country where such fruit can be grown.
Mr. Robinson was at St. Ixiuii when
the Hood River applea were opened and
put on display. There wasn't anything
there to compare with the Hood River
apples, said Mr. Robinson. The Hood
River apples eclipsed everything in the
horticultural binding, and caused Ore
gon to be more talked about than any
thing else that had been placed on ex
hibition. Mr. Robinson was one of the
Hood River men who had vegetables on
exhibition at the fair.
Mr. Robinson visited St. Louis and
Indianapolis, and went on to Madison,
his old home which he had not seen for
31 years. That part of Indiana, which
one day was filled with fruit, today has
no orchards. The old trees all went to
ruin and have been grubbed out.
On his way home Mr. Robinson
stopped at Grand Canyon, Col. This is
the great Colorado fruit section. They
raise good apples and strawberries there,
but the strawberries will not stand the
shipments that the Hood River berries
do. The fruit association there took
note of how the Hood River berries were
hard and fresh after a 1000-mile trip,
while the homegrown fruit was wilted
the next day after being picked, and
took the address of the Hood River
Fruit Growers' union that they may se
cure some plants from here.
Grand Cfhiyon can grow some fine ap
ples, as Mr. Robinson proved by some
samples of highly colored Wineeaps,
which he brought with him for inspec
tion. The bpitzenberg cannot be grown
there. Mr. Robinson says for their
fancy apples the G rand Canyon orch
arditts received this year $1.50 a box.
Locate your home where the best improvements are going.
Sewers, Spring Water and Sidewalks, fine view and good drainage.
All these are found in
iverview Park Addition
Which will be included in the First Sewer District, and which is beyond question the most
desirable residence section in Hood River. Buy now before the prices advance.
ood River
Selling Agent.
evelopment Co.
Time Schedule ElTeotlve Bept. 5, M04.
Connecting at Lyle with .Regulator
Line steamers for Portland and way
Good Paper for Hood River.
The Portland Journal never misses
an opportunity to say a good word for
Hood Ri ver. When subscribing for any
other paper in addition to the Glacier,
you could return the compliment very
nicely by taking the Journal. No bet
ter daily or weekly is published on the
Pacific coast. Give them a trial sub
scription. The following references to Hood
River appeared on the editorial page last
Wednesday. They are a sample of
many every day or so :
Hood River Commercial club is wide
No apples at St. Louis equal those sent
from Hood River.
Some land in Hood River valley sold
last week at $325 an acre, and was cheap
at that.
A box of Hood River Kim; annles pre
sented to the Glacier contained 64 ap
ples, all exactly alike and equally per
fect, and weighing 50 pounds.
A Pleasant Pill.
No Pill Is as pleasant and positive as
DeWitt's Little Early Risers. DeWitt's
little i-arly Ktsers are so mud and
effective that children, delicate ladles
and weak people enioy their cleansing
effect, while strong people say they are
the best liver pill Bold. Sold by G. E.
0 Goldendale U0
7 Centerville (1.48
14 Daly 7.02
28 Wahkiaeus 7.4!)
32 Wrights 7.55
m Gravel Pit 8.05
43 Lyle S.35
Cottage Market,
Fresh and Cured Meats,
Free Delivery.
Going Out of Business
Change in Business is the Cause oi this
Great Sacrifice.
We positively mean every word we say and nothing
will be reserved.
which is but seven months old, lias been
now is your chance to lay in your winter supply.
Cost and Value Not to be Taken into Consideration
Come in and look our goods over. Our prices will do
the rest.
Shelving and showcases for sale.
This sale will be on until Dec. 1st.
Yours to please,
We have sold our line of Crockery and Glassware to
W. M. Stewart, and we intend to move into a smaller
room, and willl sell
Vases, Jewelry, Blank Books, Toys and Notions
at Cost for the Next 30 Days.
Remember the Place
Train will leave Lyle on arrival of the
Regulator steamern from Portland.
Time Schedule Str. "Geo. W. Simons."
Eflective, Bept. 6, I1KH.
8 00
Cascade Locks 015
Stevenson 0 05
Canons 5.45
Collins 5.15
Drano 4.45
Menominee 4.L'5
White Salmon 4.05
Hood Kiver 3.45
Moeier 3.30
Lyle 2 45
The Dalles 2.00
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is the place to go for
Lunches and
; Oysters.
Everything first-class.
Popular prices.
Oak Street, East of Bragg's,
S. L. YOUNG, Prop.
Some Bargains.
1. 6 acres one mile out, all In lierries.
A beautiful location will be sold at a
2. Two 20 acre tracts, on East Side.
All set to apples; best varieties.
8. 34 acres ono mile out, set to ap
ples, pears, clover and strawberries.
4. 42 acres 4 miles out, 10 acres In
orchard 10 in full bearing. First-class
improvements. A beautiful borne.
5. 80 acres 3 acres 7-year-old apple
trees, balance in clover and general
farming. Kew four room house.
6. 40 acres In the most beautiful por
tion of the valley. 4 acres in orchard
one year old, '& 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. 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 of
large tracts from 100 to 320 acres in
Oregon and Washington.
Some few residences and lots in everv
portion of the city.
Real Estate Agent,
Hood River, Oregon.
3 d
Ladies' Skirts New Arrivals.
AVe have just received a lot of New Skirts, in Grey, Brown and Blue Mixtures,
made up in the latest and most up-to-date styles, which were delayed in transit.
These Skirts are real values at $8, f 10, $12, but will sell them for $5.50, $8.50
and 9.()0. If you want something good in this line don't miss this opportunity.
Men's Overcoats
Our line of Overcoats at $9.50 to
$15.00 are stylish new goods and are
worth what other people ask $12.50 to
$1 8 for. See these coats before buying.
Douglas Shoes
Just received another new shipment
in latest styles and toes.
Caps and Tarns
For Girls. Nice line just in wools and
velvets. 25c and up.
Opera Shawls
In silk and wool that are marvels of
beauty. Crush leather belts in white,
tan and rod.
THE GORDON HAT Nothing Surpasses
New Things in the Grocery Line.
New Currants, New Walnuts, New Figs, New Raisins,
New Honey Comb and Strained, New Citron,
New Cranberries, New Sorghum.
n Chase & Sanborn Coffee, once used, nothing else will quite do.
3 Cm
R. J. WOICKA, Proprietor.
Sanitary Plumbing' and Tinning'
Agent for the Eoyal Furnace. For cleaning bath rooms and sinks, use "Whito"
Pumps, Windmills, Pipe, Fittings, Everything in Plumbing and Tinning Line
R. H. WEBER; Prop.
Evergreens, Rote and Shrubbery.
Remember, Our Trees are Grown Strictly Withaut Irrigation.
Stetson Hats
For Sale in Hood River only by
Stetson Hats, $5.00. Other makes from 05c to f 3.00.
DR. JONES, Dentist.
Crown and Bridge Work. Teeth Without Plates
Special attention given to the beautiful. Pink Gum
Set of Teeth. AIho the treatment of diHetuted teeth
and guni8. OITlce over Jackson'! Store.
Oak St. Entrance.
I am not going to sing the New Store nong,
but want to let the people know where to find the
most complete line of
Books, Bibles, Albums, Fancy
Stationery, etc.
ever carried in the city. Over 600 titles just ar
rived. A mil line of Tablets, School Books and
School Supplies always in stock.
In the New Brick Block. Follow the new
cement sidewalk and keep your feet clean
Here are some of the new books:
The Silent Places.
Tattlings of a Retired
The Cost.
Bred in the Bone.
The Effendi.
The Duke Decides.
God's Good Man.
The Crossing.
Corner in Coffee.
Sir Mortimer.
The Truants.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook
The Elsie Books-For Girls.
The Henty Books For Boys.
The Funny Books For Children.
Always Glad to See You.