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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, DECEMBER 16, 1004.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
f at abaoriptlon 11.40 jaar Mu pall
OAK OriOVK COUNCIL No. 141, ORDKft Of
FENDO.-MMti the Second and FoortB
rraajiaf tMmoDto. Vliltora aordlallr wai-
omad. F. V. Baoaiua, Counaallor.
Hum Niu.il Cum, Secretary.
ORDER OP WASHINGTON. Hood KlTar
Union Na. 142. moeu In Odd Fellows' hill
seaond and fourth Saturday! in eaofe month,
i :av a'eioca. je. u hood, rraaiaeni.
C. II. Daaw, Secretary.
UOOD RIVER CAMP. No. 7.702. H. W. A..
meet in K. of P. Ball vrery Wednesday
mint M. a. kuuill, v. u,
C. U. Dakim, Clark.
UOOD R1VKR CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meett
on nm ana intra meiaar oi aacn montn
in van renow nan. A. u. btatui, v. v.
t. H. Blaoo, Clark.
TT7AUC0MA LOIMiK, No. 80, K. of P., tneata
" in of r. iian avery Tueeaay nigm.
H. M. Duus, C. C.
C. E. Himmak, K. of R. 4 a
HOOD KIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E.8.
nieeti Koond and fourth 'lueadar even
Injiof each mouth. Visitor! cordially wel
cowed. Thskkhk Carts a a, W. 11.
Mu. Maey B. Davicsoii, Beoretarjr.
UOOD RIVER CIKCLB No. 624. Women of
11 Woodcraft, ineuta at K. of P. Hall on the
tint and third Frideyi of each month.
HLk Norton, Ouardiaa Neighbor.
Niuji Hollowill, Clerk.
mvuv VI 1UT -kin 1A n A D nut, a A
O. U. W. Hail, second a'nd'fou'rth Saturday
i eacn montn at i o cioca p. a. All u, a. it.
mambera Invited to meet with ua.
H. H. riAii., Commander.
T. 1. Ciwnimo, Adjutant
rANBY W. R. C, No. 1, meete aeoond and
lourtn Saturday! oi eacn montn in A. u. u
W. Hall at 1 p. m.
Man. Aijda 8HOMAIU, President.
Mu. T. J. Cumnino, Heorelary.
EDKN ENCAMPMENT, No. 4, I. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
day! ui each mouth. A. J. Uatcukll, C. P.
Beat kMTnicAH, Scribe.
IDLEW1LD LODGE, No. 107, I. O. O. F.. meet
In Fraternal Hall, every Thunday night.
UU. ABA ' U.
H. C. 8nnu, Secretary.
OOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 27. R. A. M.,
meett tnira rriaay nigru or eacn montn.
u. a. UAtTNca, a. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Fereatert of
America. meeta aeoond and fourth Mon
day! In eacn mouth lu K. of P. Hall.
F. C. Baoeiue, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
87. 1. O. O. F., meeta ttrat and third Fridays
In each month. Ksancib Mohsi, N. U.
Thirbsk Castnkr, Secretary. ,
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A.
M., meeta Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Bataoi, Becretary.
OLE!' A ASSEMBLY No. 10S, United Artiaani,
muets flrat and third Wednesday!, work;
second and fourth Wednesday!, social; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
K. M. MoCabtt, Secretary.
R"TVEIWDET6ME No. 88, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradlit, Financier. W. B. burTX, W. M.
J. O. liimiH, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meeta first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. M rs. Sarah Bradley, C. of H.
Mias Cora Corns. Recorder.
Mu. Lucretia Peatuer, Flnanoler
MOUNTAIN HOME CAMP No. 8,469, R. N. A.
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Friday of each month,
Mrs. Ehna Jones, Oracle.
Mu. Ella Dakik, Recorder.
WAUNA TEMPLE, No. , Rethbone 8 iters,
meets every second and fourth Thurs
day ot each month.
Amanda Whitehead, If. I. C.
Stella Richardson, M. ef K. and C.
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Hu returned to Hood River and Is prepared
to do any work In the veterinary line. He cau
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
)B. A. F. ROWLEY
Office over Rowley & Co. 'a Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights.
W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Maiu 961. .
Will Practice in All Court-.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson A Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office. 281; residence, 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
JJ L. DTJMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Sacceseor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or ooantry.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, (11; Office, (11.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones : Offioe, 381 ; residence, 383.
SURGEON O. R. 4 N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNET-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, HO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For n years a resident of Oregon and Waeb
frstnn. Has had many years experience in
Heal Estata matters', as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agant. Satisfaction guaranteed or
Aba tract Fnrniihed. Honey Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR08IU8, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 12L
Office Honri: 10 to 11 A. M.J I to 8
and 6 to 7 P. M. '
JOGIR 8. SANBORN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
eOOD RIVER OKEQOaf
ARRIVAL ADD DEPARTURE OF RAILS.
The postofflce Is open dally between (cm.
ai d 7 p.m.: Fund ay rom U to 1 o'clock. Malls
lor the Kast close at ll.'M a. m., 8:2Un. m. and
t m.: for the West at 2:40 p. m. anas p.m.
The carriers on K. K. D. routes No. I and No.
2 leave the poatolrice at 8:8u daily. Hail leaves
For Mt. Hood, dally at U:UU m.; arrives,
10:20 a. in.
For Cheuoweth, Wash., at T:S0 a. m. Tues
davs.Tliiirwlays aud baturdays; arrives same
for Underwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and baturdays; arrives same
days at( p. m.
For White Balmon, Wash., daily at 2:46 p, m.;
arrives at 11 a. in.
For Hood River daily at 8 a. m.; arrives at
Forilusnm. Trout Lake and Guler. Wash..
Ually at 7 :S0 a. m. ; arrives at 12 m.
lot uienwooa, oilmer ana ruiae, wash.,
daily at 7 :HU a. m. ; arrives at 6 p. m.
For Finerlat and bnowdeu, Wash., at H::w
a. m. Tuesdays and Baturdays; arrives sumo
days, 10:110 a. m.
For Blnven, Wash., dally at 4:4S p. m.; ar
rives at 4f a. m
Timber Ijtnd Act June 3, 1878.1
NOTICE FUB PUliLICATlOX.
United Htates Ind Office, The PHlles, O
gon, Hopt. 2i),l'J04. Notice Is hereby (Iven tli.lt
In oompllHiioe with the provltoonn of the art
of conHreHD of Jui,e 8, 1H7H, entll led "An act for
the wile of timber UndN In the KtHles of Citll
fornlu, Oreiron, Nevadu, nnd WaHhlntiloii
Territory, "as extended U) all the 1'ubltc Luml
States by act of AiiKimt 4, lHIrj,
ALMON S. VKNAN
of Forest Qrove,county of WuHiilhK4on,stttteol
Oregon, has May ai.luiM. filed In thin office bin
sworn statement wo. tor me purcnnne or
the N;J3W! and SJaSWX of section No. )
In township No. 1 north, rnnee No s E., W.M.,
andwlllolter proof to HliowthiUtheluiHlwnitrlit
is more vaiuaoie ror na timoer or suine than
for agricultural purposes, and to eMl,ahllh
bis cuiltn to ald laud before Ueorife T. l'ru-
ther. United Ktatea oommlHSioner. at his
oince at HKd Kiver, uregon, on t lie lutii day
of iiecemrjer, I804.
he names aa witnesses: manes i nstner,
Lewis E. Mo-se, Lee (J. Morse, William K.
Rand, all of Hood Klver.Oreiron.
Any and all persons claltnimr adversely the
above described lands are retiueHted to tile
tneir claims in this omce on or oeiore sum
10th day of December ltKM.
otl d MICHAEL T. NOI.AN, Register.
Timber Ind Act June S, 187S.J
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United .States Ijtnd Office, The Dalles. Orc-
fon.Octoberlft.lWH.-JNotlca is hereby given that
n compliance with the provision of the not
of Congress of June 3,. 1M7H, entitled "An act
tor the sale or timber lands In the (stales or
California, Oregon, .Nevada anil WsxhliiKton
territory," as extended to all the I'ubllc Land
States by act of August 4,lKirj,
of Scaulon, county of Carlton, state of Minne
sota, has on September 29, in 4, filed In this
office his sworn statement No. 2111, fur the
purchase of the V NWiand NSW of sec
lion 32, In Utwnship No. 2 north, range No.d K
W.M.and will offernroof to showlhat the land
sought is more valuable for Its timber or
stone than for agricultural pnrpoMes, and to
estsbllsh his claim to said land before George
T. Prattler, United HUMes commissioner, at
his office at Hood Kiver. Oreiron. on the 4th
day of January. 1!K)5.
He names as witnesses: Olaf J. Fryklund, of
uioquet, Minnesota, iewis f!. Morse, William
F. Rand, Ulenn R. Fabric, all of Hood River,
Any and all persons claiming adversely tiie
above-described lands are requested to rile
their clatuiB In this office on or before Bald
4th day of January, WoS.
027 02M MICHAriL, l.NOI.AN .Register.
B(R8. MARY JOHNSON, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Offices and Residence In E. L. Krnllh Iiuilding
over rirai lvat. nana, j-.innince, rcur
of bank, on Third St.
UREKA MEAT MARKET,
McOUIRI BROS., Props.
Dealers in Fresh and Cured Meats. Lard.
Poultry, Fruits and Vegetable!.
OOD RIVER STUDIO
W. D. ROGERS. Prop.
Hiurh Grade Portraiture a specialty.
ON TON BARBER SHOP
BAYNE8 & OREY, Prom.
The place to get an easy share, an ufi-to-date
hair cut, and to enjoy the luxury of a porcelain
"HE 0. K. BARBER SHOP
nusncw ua ncrni. 1 ivfr. jfriTfcu 11. fi. nauu
and E. G. Wright's. Btrlctly first class. Bills
J. F. STRANAHAN,
Of 25 yearg' experience. Will fur
nlih plana and specifications for all
kindi of buildines. Strictly up to date.
Located at Hood River.
COX & WALLIN
PLAN! AND EflTIafATBS FcBMIgHlD.
E. A. SOULE,
Plans and Estimates Furnished
Upon Application. di
FREDERICK & ARNOLD,
EitimaUte furnished on all kinds of work
I'linnus- Arnold, Main ffl.
IlUliea. Frederick. M.l m
J. HEMEREL & SONS
Hood River, Ore.
F. W. PRIBNOW,
Carpenter & Builder
Kt.mate cheerfully furnNhed,
Fln and Hpecitlcationn fnrnlnhed.
All work promptly and carefully attended to.
Hood River, Ore.
B. F. BELIEU,
f PlAXt AHO EsTIMATIS FCESI8BlD-
l.t'wis ttml Clark Jouriml,
WHERE WILL TIIE
CITY GET MONEY?
MATTER PUZZLES THE MAYOR
'fells Hip ('oiiiit'il They arc up Against
It-Tux Limit Will not
"We shall he up ttmiinsf it for reve
nue in a few weeks," miid Mayor Blow
ers to the members iif the eity council
at the adjourned meeting iact Wednes
dny eveuinj;. "As I underHtand the
local option law we timet refund $r'00
to the saloon keepers the first of Janu
ary. Where we are to get the money
is a puzzle. The county clerk hai just
notilied us that the taxable valuation
of the property within the citv limits
of Hood Kiver is $2H!8r.
"A ten-mill tax, which is the limit
assessment according to our city charter,
would produce $l'54."i.H5. It "will take
half of this sum to pay the saloon
license rebate. Then there is a $400
payment to meet on the lire engine;
an etpntl amount to expend in the com
pletion of the road to the boat, landing,
from $2000 to ftKIOl) for a system of fire
protection, the running expenses of the
city for street improvements and so
"There are more hills on the table
now than there is money in the treasury
to pay. You have 'got to do something.
Yon probably know all these circum
stances as well ns I, and I have merely
called your attention to them that you
may think it over before we meet
' Plan t the prohibitionists tell uh
before election that we would all cheer
fully dig down into our pockets and
meet the necessary expenses? Guess
we'll have to dig," remarked Council
Recorder iN'ickelHen suggested the
council might find it jirufitablu to give
The members of the council Mured at
the pile of hills on the clerk's table and
brought themselves to a brown study.
What plan is hit upon remains to he
developed. The lawmakers informally
resolved themselves into 11 committee
of the whole to devise ways and means
for conducting the affairs of the citv for
the next la months without the $2400
Karly, of the Street committee, re
ported that a conference will be held
with the railroad company to decide
what street will be the most convenient
for a grade from the new freight depot.
Improvements will be made when this
is decided upon.
The finance eonimitJ.ee, which had
been instructed at the previous meeting
to find out, just what the cost would lie
for the system of tire protection the city
is about to secure by contract with Joe
Wilson, reported that the pipe and hv
drants could be put in forlf20l)0orf2."i()b,
but to meet the demands of the insur
ance companies for a more complete lire
department the expense will amount to
On motion of McDonald, Ordinance
Xo. '.12. providing for a contract for
water for lire protection with Joe Wil
son, was read a second time. It was
then referred to the tire and water com
mittee for a few alterations, which Mr.
Wilson was w illing should be made to
meet the demands of the insurance
underwriters in order to secure reduced
It was the suggestion of Mr. Karly,
and it met the approval of Mayor Blow
ers and the members of the council,
that the city proceed to secure the
wat'-r for fire protection, and meet the
other requirements regarding a com
plete fire department as the finances of
the city permitted.
The deed from K.-W. Hopkins to the
city of Hood Kiver, conveying a sewer
right of nay, was ordered placed on
Recorder Xickelsen read a communi
cation from County Clerk Jiolton, which
showed the a:-sessable property valua
tion of the citv of Hood Kiver to lie
Will Sheets, chief of -the Volunteer
Fire department, was given the privi
lege of addressing the council. Chief
Sheets thought the platform leading
from the engine house should be made
leu slanting, for fear that the fire
engine, when pulled onto a sidewalk
covered with ice, might turn turtle and
smash things in general. He also re
quested that the council supply the fire
department with a half dozen pairs of
gum boots and a dozen rubber coats.
On motion of Councilman Mayes, J.
E. Kand, chairman of the fire and water
committee, was instructe d to see that
the boys were supplied with the neces
sary boots and coats, and that a lock
was placed on the door of the engine
The following claims against the city
,. -'v,(: -4: ,' '
APPLES AT TIIE HOOD RIVER FRUIT FAIR.
were then read and referred to the
A. A. Jayne, drawing up ordi
S. F. Fonts, repair of pipe broken
bv street graders 60
11. It. Plumbing Co., moving pipe
for Button 6.75
0. B. Hartley, feeding calf in
pound. 12 wks. at $H, $3ti; sale
of calf 10.75; bal. dire 29.25
Pre. i.br. Co., material engine
W. Haynes, hardware 14.50
Regulator line, freight 1.80
Rowley & Co., fumigating mater
ial acct. A. M. Curtis 3.50
J. K. Kand 1.20
(fanger & Hartley, gradingSmith
corner (f. 8.25
(iitnger & Hartley, hauling gravel
on State street 7.50
(ianger & Hartley, cleaning back
yard Thompson house 7.50
0. D. Rae, laUir engine house 33.75
Oregon Lbr. Co, and Com. Cun
ning, lumber and labor on walk
Mrs. Jones 29.25
The finance committee reported fav
orably on all claims excepting the bill
of Hartley for impounding calf, which
was left to the marshal to Btraighten
out; in payment -of the Rowley claim
for disinfecting thff Curtis residence,
tlie recorder was instructed to deduct
the amount from balance due Curtis for
labor; Hartley fe Ganger's bill for haul
ing rubbish from the Thompson house
was left to the property owner for pay
ment; in the matter of the claim of
Street Commissioner Cunning for the
construction of sidewalk in Iront of the
Jones property on Hlierman avenue,
Cunning was ordered to make out sep
arate bill for labor, and the lumber bill
left with the mill company for collec
tion. At the suggestion of Mayor Blowers,
Councilman Karly moved that the fire
and water committee be empowered to
offer a suitable reward up to $5 to any
team that should be the first to hitch
onto the fire engine and haul it to a fire
above the engine house.
The securing of a fire bell was talked
of. Councilman McDonald thouirht
that a circular saw could be put to effec
tive use as a fire gong until the city
could raise the money to purchase
something better. "If you have ever
been to a charivari where a circular saw
was used, you can realize what a noise
can be made with one," remarked Mc
Donald. Councilman F.arly thought
such a saw could he found at his saw
mill. Councilman Maves of the police com
mittee asked if Marshal dinger had
made his report for the month, as there
was a little matter he wished to have
straightened out. C. E. Cooper, who
was arrested for drunkenness on the
night of November 5, had come to
Mayes during the week, with a com
plaint that he had paid the marshal tlO
to be kept out of jail, and understood
that he was to get some of the money
back. Cooper had promised to explain
the matter to the council, and Marshal
Olinger was sent to look the gentleman
up. lie returned shortly and reported
the man was not to lie found.
Marshal Olinger assured the council
that Cooper had misrepresented the
matter, and that he wished a hearing
for Cooper in the recorder's court the
next morniug. His request was granted.
O. Jl. Hartley was given the floor
and stated that the calf for which he
had presented a bill had been kept in
his barnyard at the reouest of the mar
shal, who had promised time and again
to dispose 01 him. Mayes added- that
he did not think Hartley should be
blamed altogether in the matter, as the
calf was left there under orders.
F.arly wanted to. know why the calf
wasn't killed or turned loose after a
reasonable time, at least before it ate
its head oft at 3 a week. To this Hart
ley replied that it had been retained
over the legal time, and there was noth
ing to do hut keep on keeping it, as to
turn it out then laid him liable to a fine.
Marshal Olinger interposed and said
he would see that the matter was
A plat of Stranahan's second addition
to the city of Hood River was referred
to the committee on streets and public
Kind Words From the Chronicle.
A. D. Moe, the new publisher of the
Hood River Glacier, came ud from that
thriving little town on the noon train
and made a fraternal call at the Chron
icle ofhee this afternoon. Mr. Moe is
greatly pleased with his new home and
with the assistance of his city editor,
E. X. lily the, is sustaining the reputa
tion of the Glacier as being one of the
liest weekly papers in the state. Mr.
Moe is just the sort of a man tlitd helps
to build up a town and was honored
with being chosen a councilman at the
city election Monday. The Dalles
John II. Dethman of Trout Lake. R,
M. Kreps of White Balmon and P.
Staack of Fulda, are, attending court
this week. Uoldendale (Sentinel.
DAVENPORT BROS. BIG SAWMILL
One of the Illg Institutions of the
Valley-Has 135 Men on the
The value of the output of the mills
of the Davenport Bros. Lumber company
for the year 1904 will foot up to 100.
000," replied Frank Davenport, presi
dent of the company. "People don't
realize the important industry the saw
mill business is in Hood River." con
tinued the senior member of the pio
neer lumber firm.
"We have on our payroll 125 men,
and for the last several manths our pay
roll for labor and construction has
amounted to 6500 a month. An invoice
of our milling plant and timber lands,
made recently, shows the valuation of
our plant to be ff 154,860.
"With both our mills located at
Green Point, next summer we shall
have a capacity of 100,000 feet daily,
and should greatly increase our annual
output. At Green Point we have a mill
pond that will float logs over an area of
ten acres. The dam itself is 400 feet
long, ten feet high, ten feet wide at the
top and three times that at the base.
"The total cut for 1904 in board meas
ure umounts to 10,000,000 feet. Half of
this amount was cut in the last four
months. Since July 4, our mills have
sawed 90,000 railroad ties, which sold
for $24,000. There is a big demand for
lumber, and the price is coming up
right along. There has been a strong
local trade this year, and more lumber
has been used for building purposes
in Hood River this year than ever be
fore. Of this amount, the Davenport
Bros. Lumber company sold half a mil
"Yes, we find it very difficult to se
cure cars, There is a large amount of
hi m lie r waiting for shipment and at the
yards are 1500 cords of slab wood that
can't be moved because of Uie lack of
"While the railroads keep us moving
to manufacture ties, they seem to think
the price will lie too high fur them.
Last week the O. R. & N. had a man
through the valley trying to make con
tracts with the farmers for hewed ties,
and we have just learned that someone
on the Kast Side has taken a contract
to cut 60,000 ties by hand. The prevail
ing price is 24 cents."
The Davenport Bros. Lumber com
pany have erected neat offices in the
Olinger block on River street, where
they expect to move as soon as electric
light fixtures are placed In the building.
COOS WILL ERECT
PAVILION AT FAIR
Special to the Glacier.
Portland, Dec. 14. One enterprising
county of Oregon, that of Coos, Is taking
unusual interest in the Lewis and Clark
exposition. Besides make extensive ex
hibits in all departments, Coos county
will erect a special pavilion for the com
fort of its visitors at the centennial and
in which to display many of its fine ex
hibits. The building will be 50x60 feet in size
and will be constructed entirely of Coos
county woods and elaborately finished
in the hardwoods of that section. Thus
the building will be in itself an exhibit
of Coos county's timber resources.
The pavilion will stand in the center
of an advantageous plot 100x100 feet in
size and the surrounding lawns will be
beautified with Coos county shrubs and
The county will occupy about 50
square feet of floor space in the main
exhibit palaces and much benefit will
be derived by this wide-awake county
from its extensive displays.
Dakota Band at the Fair. ST
Special to the Glacier.
Portland, Dec. 14. The state band of
North Dakota, 100 strong, is planning
to follow the route of Lewis and Clark,
and give daily concerts at the principal
places, arriving at Portland at the same
time of the year as the explorers. The
band is nnder the leadership of J. II.
Zimmerman, who is planning the tour.
The orgrnization will be augmented
with the best material to be found in
North Dakota, Oregon, Washington.
Montana and Idaho, and will be drilled
several weeks before starting on the
Russia at the Exposition.
Special to the Glacier.
Portland, Pec. 14. Russian partici-
tion in the Lewis & Clark centennial, at
first despaired of on account of the war
with Japan, u now assured. Secretary
Reed of the exposition has received a
cablegram from the czar's councillor of
commerce, Kdward Grunwaldt, stating
that the invitation sent by the exposi
tion has been accepted antl inquiring as
to the allotment of space.
The cablegram stating that the Rus
sian empire would niako an official ex
hibit came as a surprise, liecauso Rus
sia made no official participation in the
world's fair at St. Louis. Japan ar
ranged several months ago for space and
has planned an elaliorato exhibit.
Following is a copy of a letter written
bv J, D. Coleman, general agent of t he
Home Insurance company ,at Portland, to
uoorge l. rrather, the local agent here,
and a member of the fire and water
committee of the city council. Mr.
Coleman indicates what requirements
will have to be met by the council and
Mr. Wilson before any reduction can be
promised in insurance rates:
"There has Just ended a long confer
ence between Mr. Stone and the under
signed, and lcg to make the following
report: That owing to the serious ob
jection of having a manufacturing plant
located at the lower end of your pipe
line, the water committee of your city
should in their contract with Mr. Wilson
have tho right to insist upon the over
flow of the reservoir being above the
500,000 gallon mark, and that the over
flow should at all times be maintained.
In the event of the overflow being ex
hausted the city marshal or some other
official, should at once have the author
ity to shut off the mill supply, so as to
maintain the 500,000 gallons reserved ;
furthermore, there should be some de
vice installed whereby an alarm would
be given should the overflow at any
time cease. 1
"Tho city should ujHin the completion
of the system organize a fire company.
The equipments to consist of two hose
carts ;2000 feet of '1 inch hose.standard
nozzle; fire hell, and if possible a hook
and ladder company also. Tho hy
drants should he double and standard,
and located at the intersections of Oak
and First and River and First BtreetB;
State, Oak and River at Hecond, Third
and Fourth streets. The main 12-inch
pipe should he tapped at Htate, Oak
and River streets. The mains to be of
the following sizes cast iron pipes
State street 0-ineh pipe; Oak and River
from First to Fourth streets 8-iuch pipe
tied at the ends at First and Fourth with
6-inch pipe. It does not seem abso
lutely essential that the pipe should be
run to the intersections of First and
State streets, as that location can be
served both from hydrants at First and
Oak streets and Second and Slate streets.
If these suggestions are carried out and
prove up under test and inspection, your
city will tie entitled to a reduction In
rates in the section covered by the sys
tem. Just what reduction cannot be
stated, as it will depend entirely upon
the inspection made of the installation
of your plant.
"I am Inclosing a sketch, which shows
the pipe lines and sizes. The location
of the hydrants are Indicated by the
circle drawn at each intersection of the
streets. The main pipe must be tapped
at the three points indicated by the
"You should call particular attention
to that portion of Mr. Stone's suggestion
that relates to the agreement between
Mr. Wilson and your city, whereby the
city should have complete control over
the pipe line in the event of fire and the
exhaustion of the overflow, same to lie
the seclusion of all other rights; this
same contol and supervision should be
had and and maintained in event that
the overflow should cease, so as to main
tain absolutely the reserve of 500,000
gallons. Without that reserve and
without that control on the part of the
city the rating bureau would hardly be
justified in considering any reduction in
rates, for the reason that an empty res
ervoir would be of little benefit to the
insurance companies in the event of fire
and from the conversation had with all
the parties in interest Thanksgiving day
I am under tho impression that such is
the arrangement you have agreed ujKin
between yourselves and Mr. Wilson.
The point now made by Mr. Stone, is
that it should lie tied up in an agree
ment, fo as to lie enforceable on the
part of the city."
Dalles Well Fixed fur Revenue.
At the December meeting of the city
council in The Dalles a tax levy of 5
mills was made on the assessment of
1904. The taxable property of the city
as shown by the roll is $1,283,615, there
fore a le of 5 mills will create a reve
nue of $9418. In addition to this there
is a revenue of about $10,000 from licen
ses and fines. The city is practically
out of debt, it having $23,000 in its sink
ing fund drawing 6 per cent interest,
which will amount to a sum eoual to
the bonded debt of $.'i2,000 which will
come due in wv-i.
SHOWS UP WELL
FOR HOOD RIVER
TAXABLE PROPERTY VALUES
Western End of County (.rowing Rap
Idly In Wealth and Population
Figures from the Wasco county asses
sor's records make a splendid showing
lor Hood River ami the west end of the
county. Tkin th road diatrieta of
Hood River valley and the adjoining
district to the west, that of Cascade
Locks, the total taxable property "foots
up to $928,300. By adding in the
assessable valuation of the four Mosier
school districts, which aggregates $120
800, the grand total for the western end
of Wasco county is $1,049,100.
The total valuation of the rest of the
county foots up to a trifle over $4,000,
000, which gives this part of the county
about one-fourth of the assessable valu
ation. Should Hood River ever be the
ccymty seat of a new county this would
be the logical territorial division for its
creation, and from an assessable valu
ation the showing is very gtatifying.
Hood River in the past has had little
to say in county matters, but with the
rapid increase of population and the big
increase in property valuation, Hood
River, Mosier and Cascade Locks will
furnish something for the politicians to
Following is list of the valuation of
properly in the various school districts
of Wasco county as compiled from
records m the assessor s olhce:
1 113,155 00
2 99,285 00
3 336,235 00
4 00,450 00
5 57,440 00
6 101,680 00
7 40,940 00
8 , 45,125 00
9 80,490 00
10 13,4:15 00
11.; ; 21,695 00
12 1,880,905 00
13 36,790 00
14 88,395 00
15 42,145 00
10 4,100 00
17 .. 71,775 00
18 62,706 00
19 81,170 00
20 46,850 00
21 44,995 00
23 14,130 00
24 .. 23,23) 00
25 16,000 00
26 18,660 00
27 i.... 29,030 00
29 128,700 00
30 49,300 00
31 15,440 00
32 19,425 00
33 24,635 00
34 38,130 00
85 64,780 00
3(1 20,365 00
37 8,215 00
38 71,470 00
39 38,050 00
40 64,555 00
41 9,935 00
42 49,935 00
43 10,230 00
1-1 ZO,,l.IU uu
45 39,055 00
46 65,380 00
47 23,050 00
48 44,765 00
49 115,180 00
50 187,775 00
51 63,665 00
52 63,895 00
f)3 10,900 DO
54 39,816 00
55 ; 42,440 00
56 43,220 00
57 21,855 00
58 60,730 00
59 4,955 00
61 57,020 00
63 17,700 00
64 12,125 00
65 27,225 00
66 87,740 00'
67 92,515 00
68 4,130 00
69 ; 8,685 00
70... 12,765 00
72 81,095 00
73 '.. 20,160 00
74 6,750 00
75 40,725 00
76 2,210 00
77 11.845 00
Property valuation in the largest of
Wasco county's towns is as follows:
The Dalles fl,283,615 00
liood Kiver 254.586 00
Dufur 69,945 00
Shaniko 61,235 00
Antelope 40,965 00
the property valuations in the sever
al Hood River road districts are as fol
Hood River..... $254.585 00
No. 1 104,835 00
No. 2 62,020 00
No. 3 205,265 00
No. 5 55,810 00
NO. 6 75,005 00
No. 7 62,910 00
No. 8 48,800 00
No. 35 68,010 00'
Total t9'-'8,300 00
Convicted Robber Desperate Man.
Sheriff Sexton returned Friday from
Salem where he had taken Charles
Smith, sentenced by Judge Bradshaw to
lty years in the penitentiary for holding
up and robbing a rmn in The Dalles last
week. Sheriff Sexton says Smith was
the most unruly prisoner he has had in
charge for some time. The desperate
man made several attempts to break
jail, and did everything he could to
stave oft going to Salem for a day or two
presumably to nnd the time to devise
means of escape.
As the sheriff was about to enter his
cell to remove Smith, one of the pr 'Bon
ers gave Sexton a hint to look careful
after his man. On examination it was
found that Hmith had broken a mop
handle and secreted it in his cell. It
was his intention no doubt to overpower
the jailer and make it possible for all
the prisoners to escape.
George Henry Liebe died at The
Dalles, December 7, age 58 years. Mr.
I : . V. ..I j . rwyi. - i . i, J . n.ii,
lAieue suuieu in ine uanes in iboi.
TI.A V. A A ! 1
Butcimuuub una nub entirely
abandoned the reclamation project in
rmatillaw.nnt . ....,.):.. . I . a
um iina wuAibjr, Mivuiuiliy VO IHbCOb
reports, and a movement is on foot to
irrigate 15.000 acres.'