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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, DECEMBER 29, 1904.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
intued everv Thursday by
Ak 1I1LK LI. MOB, Publisher.
1 trin of fUbKurlpilou ll.UJ a year wuea paid
iAk UKOVK COUNCIL No. 142, OKDKR OK
f I'liNKO. M!l llie Second ami Kourta
Kridm.ul ilw mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. K. V. UkoSIUQ, CouuBttllor.
Minn Kkllik Clahx., Secretary.
0 uriKR OK WASHIXUTON. Hood River
t'nli.ii No. Mi. meets In Odd Kellowi' hall
wct'iid and lourllt baturdays In each month,
1:.-J o'clock. k. L. Kuod, Prasldeut.
C. U. Dakim, Secretary.
ltlVKR CAMP, No. 7,7fti, M. W. A.,
A A moots ill K. ol
t. nail every Wednesday
SI. M. KUBBSU., V. li.
HOOD RIVKR CAMP, No. 77(1, W. 0. W., moets
on til at and third T uesday of each month
in odd Fellow ball. A. C. bramN.C. 0.
F. li. Buna, clerk.
W" AUC'OMA LOliUK, No. , K. of P., meets
in k. of P. Ilall every Tuesday night.
II. it. DUKKd, C. C.
C. E. Hiuman, K. of H.4D.
HOOil lilVER CHAP1KR, No. 25, O. K. B.,
in, ts ceiid ivud fourth lues.iay even
ings ot cacti month. Visitors cordially wel
COloeO. iUKBKAK Cahtnkh, W. M.
i;U. JIauy 11. Davuimj. becrelary.
TJOOlJ KIYlilt fllMtl.K, No. 62
Wuodcrait.meviaaiK.of V. flail ou the I
NutxiK HoUAiWELL, clerk.
CANBY l'OST, No. 16, 0. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second und fourth baturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. in. All (i. A. K.
members invited to meet nrith us.
H. H. Uailxy, Commander.
T. J. Cdnnino, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. ., No. 16, meets second and
fourth baturdays of each month iu A. 0. U.
W. Hall at 2 p. m.
Mus. Alida PHOKMAaiH, President.
Mm. T.J. Cunning, Secretary.
EDEN ENOAMPMF.NT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
ReKtilar meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each mouth. A. J. (jatchku., C. P.
Bear Fntkican. Scribe.
TDLBW1LD LODOK, No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
in Fraternal ilall, every Thursday night.
.Ji. A1AYKH, St. U.
H. C. Bhiih, Secretary,
HOOD RIVKR CHAPTKR. No. 27. R. A. M.,
meets third Friday night of each month.
U. R. Cabtnrr, 11. P.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD KIVKR No. 42, Feresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days in each mouth in K. ol P. Hail.
H.T. DbWitt, C. B.
F. C. Bkobius, Financial becretary.
LAl'RKL REISEKAH DEGREE IX1D0E, No.
87, 1. O. 0. 1'., meets lirst aud third Fridays
In each month. Francis Huksh, N. U.
Thukksk Cartner, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. F. and A.
M.. meets Saturday evening on or before
each lull moon.
R. B. bAVAGI,
D. McDonald, W. M.
y.KTA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meets hrt and third Wednesdays,
second and fourth Wednesday s, social
tans hall. D. McDonald,
E. M. McCabtt, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE No. 68, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Uhaulxy. Financier. W. B. bud a, W. M,
J. O. Haynxh, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets first and third batur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Beaplst. C. of H,
Miss Co a a CorrLi, Recorder. '
Mas. Lucama Pkatukb, Financier
MOUNTAIN HOME CAMP No. 8,469, R. N. A.
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Friday of each month.
Miis. Emma Jones, Oracle.
Mas. Ella Dakin, Recorder.
WAUNA TEMPLE, No. 6, Kathbone S sters,
mee:s every second aud fourth Thurs
ot each month.
Amanda Whitehead, M. E. C.
Stilla Ricuakdsom, M. of R. aud C.
J E. WKLCH,
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Has returned to Hood River and is prepared
to do any work in the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
J)R. A. F. ROWLEY
Office over Rowley At Co.'s Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights.
J)R. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office aud Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
g H. HARTWIQ
Will Practice in All Courts.
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: OIBoe, 281; residence, M.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Bnccestor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In towu or country.
Day or Night.
Telephones: kesldence, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Keed's Grocery.
F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: 0!tIoe, J61; residence, 389.
BURGEON O. R. M. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORKEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, JO
1ARY Pl'BLIC and REAL
for n years a resident ol Oregon and Wash
ington. His had many years experience In
rteal Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher ol
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
Abstract Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR08IU8, M. D.
' PHYBICLAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 12L
Office HonrT: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to
and 6 to 7 P.M.
pOOIB & SANBORN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
HOOD RIVE OKKK
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF HAILS.
The p mortice Is oihju dhily between 8 a. m.
and 7 p. ui.; huut.nv rom 1:: to 1 o'clock. Mails
for the hast clove hi 11 :2ii a. in., 6:20 p. m. and 9
p m.; loi llie W est at 2:-lu p. m. ana 9 p. ni.
The curriers on It. K. I. route No. 1 and No.
2 leave the i.istoiliee at 8:30 daily. Mail leaves
For Alt. Hood, daily al U:uU m.; arrives,
10. A' a. in,
Kor ( henoweth, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Ti.tirmiuyti and baturdays; arrives same
diiys at 6 p. in.
for rnilerwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays ami baturdays; arrives same
days at 6 p. m.
r'or White Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:46 p, m.;
arrives at 11 a. in.
For Hood River dally at Ham.; arrives at
4:46 p. m,
tot liusum, Trout LaVe and Guler, Wash.,
daily at 7:au a. m.; arrives at 12 in.
Kor Glenwood, tiilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
daily at 7:.su a. in,: arrives at b li. ui.
r'or 1'iiieliat ami buowdeu, Wash., at 1I:J
a. m. Tuesdays aud baturdays; arrives same
days, 10:80 a. m.
For Bimeu, Wash., dally at 4:45 p. in.; ar
rives at8:4;i a. m.
ITtmber Lnnrt Act .lunr-:l, 1S7S.I
NOTICF FOR PCLLlCATloX.
United Stnte Lund (iftli-e, The 1 illlcs, 0 i--Kn.
Her. I:.', HUM. - .Notice Is helvliy Klvcu Hint
in compliance with the provision ot llie net
of cone.!es8 ol .luiie 3. Is7s, entitled "An act for
the Mile if tlliibt'l' liinds m the sltiii's of Cnii
forniH, Oreiron, Nt-vmlii, unit WtiKliinttoii
TorrUorv,''n.s extended to nil the I'uiiilo lam t
States hv net of Asitrust 1. K-i.
ANPHKW 1,. CAltV. Il'll Vl'.l.
(iof Hood Kiver, county ol' Wieeo. slate i.t
. , .S. ' ; U . .' . ... . :
ami KW'sNW1.;. ol Section Mimlr
in township No. north, raiit;e No ;t K., W.M.,
and will ott't-r proof to nhowthut the 1 tin (thought
Ik inure valimble for Itn tlinhur or hUne tlmn
for HLfrieiiliiiral HiifoseK, Hiul to estahlih
h In claim o nh1(1 IiiikI before (Jeoro T. lra
thr, rnl toil State ooinmiffsioiter, at his
ot!lce at Hood Klvur, oreRon, on the -IfU day
of MHieh, MX.
He uiitneH as vltnesnes: lluyh A. Moore,
JnmeH MK)re, harloM J. IlayuH, and William
K. Hund, all of Hood River, Oregon.
Any and all person claiming HdverHely the
a hove dewcribed lands aru reiiiest'd to file
their claims tn this olHco on ur before said
4th day ol March, 11HI5.
dyi fta MICUAKL T. NOLAN, Register.
T1mh(;r Land Aet JuneS, IKTrt.j
NUTICK FOR PCHLICATIOX.
United Hlate.s LanH)fliee, The Dallen, ()r
lion.Ootoherln.lirOl. -Notice h liereliy givi'ii that
in compliance with I lie provisions ot the act
of Congress of June ;j, 187. entitled "Au act
tor the sale of timber hinds in Iho stutex of
California. Oregon, Nevada and Washington
territory, as exieiuiea to an the rubiic ijano
suites by act of August 4,lH!i-,,
of Scan Ion, county of Carlton, hUIc of M Inne
Kota, Ims on September lit 4, tiled in tin
otllce liis sworn statement No. 2 111, fur tlie
purclm.se o the N und XJsV of sec
tion Si, in township No. nortli. range No. 9 V.
W.M.and will otlerproof to Khow!tbut the land
sought is more valuable for Us timber or
stone than for agricultural purposes, and to
establish his claim to said land before (ieorge
T. .'father, Uniled States commissioner, at
his office at Hood River, Oregon, on the 4lh
day of January, 1W5.
He names as witnesses: oiut J. 1' ryk hind, ol
Cloquet. Minnesota, Lewis K. Morse, William
V. Rund, Ulenn K. Fabric, all of Hood River,
Any and nil persons claiming adversely the
ftbove-riescribed lands are requested to tile
their claims In this oltiee on or before said
4t h day of January, Hi5.
o-7 d2 Mlt.lt Ar.L T.NOli..ivegister.
RS. MAHY JOHNSON, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Offices and Residence in E. I Smith Rnilding
, ver f irsi inhi iianK. nirance, rear
of bank, ou Third St.
JTUREKA MEAT MARKET.
NcOriUE BK08., Props.
Dealers in Fresh and Cured Meats,
Poultry. Fruits and Vegetables.
JJOOD RIVER STUDIO
W, D. ROGERS, Prop
High Grade Portraiture a specialty.
ON TON BA1U1EK SHOP
IIAYNKS 4 GREY, Prom.
The place to no I an easy shave, an upto date
hair cut, and to enjoy the luxury ot a poroelaln
-HE 0. K. BAKUER 8110P
Kti.cll A lieos. Props. Rptwocn .T. K. Rand's
and K. V. Wrlirnt's. Strictly tirst class. Butls
J. F STRANAEAN,
Of 25 yeure' rxperimice. Will fur
nish plstis and epecilkations for all
kinds of building. Ktrictly up to date.
Located at Hood Uiver.
COX & WALLIN
Plans and Ehtimateb Fobnishud.
E A S0ULE,
Plans and Kr imatkb Fuknihhkd
Upon Application. dl
FREDERICK & ARNOLD,
Estimate furnished on all kinds of w ork
Il,lliin;' Arnold. Main S3.
1 ilUIII .-I. Krlrlclt. V.ln
J. 11EMEREL & SONS
Hood Kivor, Ore.
F. W. PPwIBNOW,
Carpenter & Builder
Estimates cherrfulty fnrnisherl,
I'tare anil SjierineHtions furnt-hei.
All woik promptly an! carefully attended to.
Hood River, Ore.
B. F. BELIETJ,
Fla ks asd Estimates FCBNisuiot
r - . '
Courtesy Lewis nnd ( lurk Jouninl.
WASCO COUNTY'S BANNER CROP
Hood River Farmers (iet S27.,O00
.Hosier Country Makes Splendid
Showing Halles' Fine Prunes.
From the forthcoming report of U II.
Weber, horticultural conimisMoner of
the fourth district, the total value of the
district's fruit crop for 1904 iB placed at
half a million dollurs. Wasco county is
the principal fruit producing section of
this district, and in fact the only sec
tion considered in the estimate. Of
this half-million Hood Kiver is credited
The Mosier country to the cast of
here is rapidly coming to the front as a
fruit-producing section. Commissioner
Weber speaks in high praise of the ef
forts of the Mosier fruit growers, and
finds their total fruit shipments the last
summer and fall brought over 20,000
into that prosperous little valley.
Following is a portion of Commission
er Weber's report, prepared for the an
nual report of the state board, which K.
L. Smith is preparing for the state
'The Betting of new orchards has been
very extensive in this district during the
last planting season, apples predominat
ing, particularly iu Hood River and Mo
sier, while at The Dalles aud other sec
tions of the district cherries and peaches
were very largely set out.
"Hood River valley leads in the pro
duction of apples in this district and
has at this time about 3,000 acres in ap
ple orchards, w hich is about ten per cent
of the available land suitable for fruit
in the valley. This year's apple crip
amounts to practically 100,000 boxes,
and is valued at Jilti.VKK). Btraw berries
yielded heavier than ever before, and
and fully lliO.OOO crates of this luscious
fruit were shipped, which brought the
growers aliout fKlrt.OOO. About 1:200
acres are now devoted are now devoted
to strawberry culture in the valley.
I'ears do exceptionally well here,
though as yet they receive but scant at
tention, only about four carload were
put on the market from here this year.
I am convinced, however, that pear cul
ture in the near future w ill receive more
attention, aB particularly the heavier
soils are sylendidly adapted to the pro
duction of high grade fruit of this va
riety. Besides the above cherries and
blackberries are quite extensively
grown here. TJie approximate value of
the Hood River fruit crop this year will
reach the magiiificieut sum of $275,000.
"Mosier is steadily forging ahead as a
fruit center, and is fast making a repu
tation as a shipping-point for fancy ap
ples, cherries, prunes and strawberries.
This year about $12,000 will be shipped
from here. Further we find lOoO crates
of strawberries were marketed at an av
erage price of 2.25 a crate, or $1,250
for the crop; 3iK)0 crates of cherries, at
00 cents per crate, $ 1 ,8' JO; 250 tons of
prunes, $3,750; 30 tons of plums, $500.
There are at present about 300 acres de
voted to apples and ten acres to straw
berries, which is about ten per cent of
the available area suitable for fruit
culture iu the territory comprising the
"The fruit crop at The Dalles was ex
ceptionally heavy this year, and all the
numerous varieties of fruit grown here
welded abundantly. In point of quantity
are in the lead, the vield of these
was about 1000
.mi. i-TW .'mo, taiucfi-ifUuv. t li-
ty carloads of the above have found
their way in the green state, to Fastern
markets, principally New York. Fur
ther, we have 150 tons of plums, value
$2,250 ; 40,000 luxes of apples, value $30,
000. I will state here that the apparent
disparity in the value of Hood River
apples and those grown at Mosier and
The Dalles is attributed to the large per
cent of Yellow New towns and 8pit.en
bergs grown at the former place, which,
selling at a higher price than other
varieties, naturally increases' the aver-
Easily 50 tons of cherries found
H V ' A. tfi; rt "w " " "
Fofu noon l.iVKu homes..
ready market at The Dalles canneries
at $S! per ton, and fully :i5,lHX) boxes of.
of peaches were dispose.! of hv the
growers in this section, vnhud at alsuit l
$15,000. Peaches attain wonderful per
fection, in the eoils of this locality. )
Apricots of large Bize and llavor are pro- ;
dueed in ever incrciisbig ip.iantitie.-. I
Quinces, too, are larii.'ly produced,
while grapes grow luxuriantly on the !
soutli and east exposures of our nir ,
hilly toils. Not to exceed live peri
cent of the available area suitable to
fruit culture tributary to The Dulles U
this time devoted to this industry.
"The approximate value o( the entire
fruit crop of the fourth district this
season is $500,000.
"Other sections of this district will
soon be heard from as producers ol'
largo quantities of vuriom kinds of
fruits. Much of the arid iaml along the
south bunk of the Columbia river is
only awaiting the magic touch of irri
gation to be turned from its present
state into a broad oasis producing boun
teously most luscious peSehes, grapes
and other varieties of fruit."
AT VVlLvTrf rLAT
C. R. Done says the Hood Uiver Fruit
Co., iu which he nnd Mr. Van II .in un
interested, in the Willow Flat district,
have their 00 acres nearly all cleared and
ready for setting to apple trees din ing
the months of March and April. Win n
set to trees, this w ill eon tilute the larg
est indiud.rnl orchard in the valley.
Mr. Hone has also cleared 20 acre.! which
lie will set for himself. I'ho varieties to
be planted are. of eourte the Newtowns
anil Spitzenbcigs, with now and then a
row of pollenizers.
Mr. Done figures out that by May 1
next, 350 acres of the Willow Flat coun
try will be planted to apple trees. At
80 trees to the acre this w ill mean 2.S,00O
trees. In live years they should be bear
ing .'1 boxes to t lie tree, or 81,000 boxes,
almost equal to the total crop for the
whole of Hood River valley this year.
At $2 a box for the apples well a
fourth grade mathematician can figure
out the result.
The soil iu the Willow Flat district is
a light clay or asli, and by the 1'nited
States geological surveyors it is cla.-'.'ed
as third grade. That it can grow pre
mium apples has already been tested.
The land has been cleared at a c ist of
$30 to 150 an acre. At a conservative
estimate less than one-quarter of Un
available land w ill be planted in orchard
next year. In a very few years the w hole
flat will be one vast orchard.
Among those who have orchards on
Willow Flat are C. K. Bone, the Hood
Uiver Fruit Company, Arthur Davidson,
tht! Davidson Fruit company, Mr. nr
bade, Mrs. J. I.. Atkinson, I). 1.. David
son, N. W. Done, Frank Massce, Mr.
Apples Make Another Convert.
11. G. Col ton of lVrtland, I'm-itie
coast manager for the Ma-sachusetts
Mutual Fife Insurance company, got
hold of some Hood Kiver apples, and
after sampling the fruit declared he
must secure some property here as soon
ae possible. Colton was here a few
days ago, and went out to look at some
land in the upper part of the valley.
Mr. Jordan drove over thii valley with
Mr. Colton, and on his return j. J. ,l,,r
dan sent a box ol "seconds'! to the in
surance man, bis "firsts" being all hold.
In reply to the apples Mr. Jordan ie
ceived the following letter:
"Your favor with a box of apples has
Uecn received, ami i nave ii.Ken great
been received, and 1
pleasure in looking at the Jru l, and
am surprised at the quality you rai-
if these are culls, I am sure the ienuinc
article must be pretty good stuff. The
potato is certainly a wonder, and I pre
sume the strawla-rries have all theonali.
ties vou claim. I should like very much to
see your place, but am hardly in po-i-
tion to do so. I have sickness iu inr
family now, and expect to go l-:a-t the
10th of January, and will be very bu-v
until then, tin my return, if every-
thing is agreeable, 1 mav call on you.
I am more convinced than ever that
yonr location is superior to some otlif-r
places, and I am anxious to get hold of
property like yours ai early as I can. I
thank you for the apples, and shall en
deavor to see you at the earliest possi-
REGARDS IT AS
FORECASTS AT LONG RANGE
I, iieal .Man Has .More to Say on the
Subject Weuther Itureau to Make
The subject of long-range or seasonal
forecasts of the weather seems yet to be
seriously agitating thn government
olliciiils, as well as the lesser lights in
weather prognostications. II. It. Wren,
( f Maryland, bad the following to say
on the subject a thort time ago, which
was copied and issued by Section Direct
or Deals, al, Cortland, in the climate and
crop service bulletin for November, just
"The ceareless change in the midst of
essential stability and permanence that
is apparent among heavenly bodies sug
gests a reiat ion between those move
ments and the destinies of men and of
nations as well as of weather sequences.
So obvious is ibis analogy, that it is
not sti'io'it,' that in iho childhood of the
race it w exalted into absolute casual
connect ...i. I'oern is no more interest
ing page of hi.-tory than that which
traces tic ninwlli of astrology through
its Mtriou- pluses, the art ot divination,
the t it ki i :i "! t lie horoscopes nnd aus
pices, and llie gradual development of
the science oi lutrouoniy anil ineteorol
ot'V. Tie-II r-l crude theories and con
ceptions of the 'haldean priests and the
Mawi w-. iv honest efforts to interpret
natural phenomena. In the later and
less Miiiple ages, however, when the
pi ie.-;ly i l,is were still the reposilories
of wisdom, they sought to perpetuate
their iiilhh-iice by concealing knowledge
from the masses or by enshrouding it
ill mystery, and finally they wielded it
not to enlighten but to enslave. And
so persistent is slaverv, and ho deep--ealed
iu the heart of the race are these
early teachings aud beliefs that there is
even jet a dispos.tion to accept the .su
pernatural railier than to seek the nat
ural causes of things.
Astrology once permeated all religion,
all science, au I even politics ; and the
baneful inlleiice of unfounded, uureas
oualiie, or porleiileoiis predictions is
not a modern alllictioii. Montaigne, the
French philosopher and essayist of the
sixteenth century, remarks that "a
large sum of money was lost on 'Change
at 11'. me by this prognostication of our
ruin," referring to the prediction by
Italian astrologers of the downfall ol
the Flench nation. Dean Swift, the
powerful saliiist, wrote "I'rcdictions for
the year I7l)8,hy Isaac llickerstal'f,Fsq."
lo emphasize, the absurdities and weak
en the inlliicnce of long range forecast
er'. The infinite desirability of fore
know ing the seasons for the benefit (if
liu-banliiien is at .once the opportunity
of charlatans and the justification of
National Weather Service, It avails
little to decry the methods of impostors
or to brand them as fakirs; the court of
final resoit must always lie the conipnr-
hon of results; and Much 'Comparison
etei'v one can now make for himself.
V eather maps showing the actual con
d.tions on every day are now published
by praclicilly every civilized nation and
are accessible to all; and all that is
needed to cuie implicit belief in almanac
predictions is an honest comparison of
these predictions for a single sea
son with the actual occurrences a-
show n by these maps. Conspicuous
instances of failure such as those of
i artificial rain makers, who a decade ago
wen- given the fullest opportunity to
test in, d exploit their theories; or the
j colorless results of the extensive bom
j bai'dnicet as a protection against hail,
i w hicli has been conducted tor several
' years in Sunt hern Kurope, do not con
: vine" the credulous. They do serve,
1 however, to illustrate the "confusion ol
i tongues' ' among the-prophets of these
latt.-r davs, who boinhanl tlx: skies
to precipitate storms, and bombard
the i Ion, Is to dissipate them. tiovern
meteorologists are not alone In the de
niw.ciation of the falacies, absurdities
anil p-.rnicions effects of so-called long
rang-: forecasts. Professor Young, prole
aoiv the foremost American astronomer
speaking of lunar influences, points out
that the frequency of the moon's chang-(-
is so great thai it is always easy to
to und instances tiy winch to verity a be
lief that the changes of the moon con
tiol conditions ou the earth. A change
of the moon necessarily occurs about
'(nice a week. All changes of the weath
! r must therefore occur within three am
j three-fourths days of a change of the
1 moon, and one-half of all the changes
i ouuht to occur within 4'i tiours of
cnaic'e in the moon even II there were
no causal connection whatever. Now it
n oiiin s onlv a very slight predisposi
tion in favor of the effectiveness of the
moon's changes to make one forget
tcA of the change that occur too far
from the proper time. Coincidence
can easily lw found to justifv preexist
"The libraries of the Unlttd States
Weather llure iu contain the substance
and much of the detail of all that is
known of weather wisdom, ancient and
modern; and the scientists of the bu
reau certainly are familiar with the es
sence of this kuo ledge. Those who
are in a position to know are well aware
that every possible effort is being made
to extend our knowledge of the laws
that control weather conditions and
meanwhile to give those who are vitally
concerned the most trustworthy infor
mation obtainable. It is a mutter of
common experience that the notable
success of some commercial article of
merit is sure to Hood the. market with
spurious goods of the same class which
unscrupulous vendors spread be
fore the iindiscriminating public. The
rapid strides of the I'uiled States Weath
er Itureau iu recent years toward popu
lar favor through ihe widepread dis
semination of its forecasts a service
made possible largely by the phenomi
mil spread the telephone aud the de
velopment of the rural delivery service
has apparently given a new impetus to
uncientilie, not to say unscrupulous
forecasts based upon eome sjstem of
planetary control. And the chief of
the weather bureau is believed to be
not only justified, but morally enjoined
ta counteract as far as possible the mis
chievous effects of ast roldgers who pro
tend to foretell the ibaiaclvr oj the
coming seasons or III progress of storms
and ordinary conditions for a month or
a year in advance, and whose unfound
ed and unreliable forecasts are too often
given undue circulation by the less
"The problem of seasonal forecasts is
receiving at the hands of the ablest and
most painstaking students of both con
tinents a comprehensive consideration
that is certain to lie fruitful and far
reaching iu its results.
"So important and so pressing is this
work anil so promising is the Held that
the chief of the weather bureau is build
ing and equipping a large observatory
wherein the best, talent available will
soon be employed to study the intricate
and profound problems of the atmos
phere, whose solution promises improv
meut over present methods and results
in forecasting and may lead in time to
seasonal predictions on a truly scien
The above was handed lo D. X. Uyer
lee, the local observer, and to the query
"What do you think of that" he re
"I think it very interesting as I do
anything concerning the workings of
the weather bureau. The people in
general know too little about ibis, one
of the most important branches of the
government service. I low can to know
when it is only at rare intervals that
anything of the inside workings of the
bureau escapes, catches the eye of some
argus-eved reporter and thus wabbles
into print? Of late there has been an
improvement and we occasionally catch
such liecting glimpses of the aims and
Hints of this arm of the department
of agriculture, and, perhaps, they are
more interesting liecaiise ol their in-
Mr. Wren speaks quite interestingly
of the superstitions of the early peoples
of the Fast, of whom Herodotus, the
historian, tells that the (lights of birds,
the condition aud appearance ol the
entrails of the victims offered in uteri-
liice were olten considered of such im
portance that if not favorable to the
adventure in progress no further action
was taken until more favorable auspices
could be obtained. Herodotus' writings
gives numerous instances of this, show
ing it to be a universal practice among
the nations of which he w rote. Nor do
we need to go buck lo Herodotus' day
lo find equally silly and absurd beliefs.
In the days of my youth a neighbor, an
old man, came to assist at hog-killing
time, and predicted the nature of the
winter from the shape and size of the
"niclis" of the hogs we killed, and the
gentleman appeared to have full confi
dence in the reliability of bis prediction.
Another superstition some people cher
ish to this day Is that the blaek markings
of tin; "woolly worm" of our childhood.
the larva of the Isabella moth, known
to "bugologists by the pretty name,
I'yrrharctia Isabella, foretells the part
of the winter that w ill be the most se
vere. If the forepart of the larva sholud
show the most black the coldest weather
would occur during the early winter,
and if that part which went through the
fence last carried a major part of the
black the severe weather would come
late ami w inter would "linger in the lap
Coiillueit on 1'iiiru 4.
WILD TRIBES TO BE
SEEN AT 1905 FAIR
.Horu Ctniiprolit'iisivri Exhibit than at
St. Louis Filipino Villages,
Special to the Glacier.
Cortland, December 28. Native vil
lages will be a feature of the Philippine
display at the Lewis and Clark exposi
tion, and they will embrace a more com
prehensive showing of the manners and
customs of the wild tribes of the islands
than did those at St. Louis.
The villages will be inhabited by
three hundred natives representing
several different tribes. There will be
the head-hunting, dog-eating Ijorrotus,
the lighting Moros, the Negritos, who
are llie real aborigines of the islands,
and the gentle, civilized Visayans. The
natives will arrive at tho exposition
some tune in April and will build their
own houses out of bam bo and nipa.
The villages will bo tocsted on the gov
ernment peninsula in the center of
Guild's lake. The Moros will build
their houses on poles over the water as
they do at home, while the Igorotos and
Negritos will build squatty little huts
in the wooded portion of the peninsula.
The Visayans will be located on the
trail whure they will conduct a native
The natives who were at the St. Louis
exposition are now on their way back to
the I'hillippinos, having left Seattle,
December 13, on the lyo Maru, a Jap
anese vessel. They are returning home
with the intention of telling the people
of their tribe of the wonders of America,
and many are looking forward to their
return to Portland net spring. Anto
ma, chief of tho liontoc Igorrotes, a
warrior who has live human heads to
his credit, visited Portland recently
with Dr. T. K. Hunt, who collected and
had charge of the exhibit at St. Louis.
Autonia will return to the Lewis and
Clark exposition, he desired to look
over the grounds so that he could tell
thu. people whero they wure coming
next year. Antonia was much pleased
with the exposition und the Rose City,
and will exert his influence in Dr.
Hunt's behalf, in the collection of tho
When Dr. Hunt was arranging for the
St, Louis exhibit, he was handicapped
by tho fact that the Igorrotes had never
been over ten miles from home,' end
knew practically nothing of the outside
world. They had no idea where they
were going, liow they would got
get there or whether thoy would ever
return. Hut, nevortholeHS, some had
implicit confidence in Dr. Hunt, who
had lived with thorn for a year and who
had always been their friend. Natur
ally there were some of the warriors of
Iho tribe, fighting men six feet in stat
ure who refused to make the trip.
Rut thn glowing accounts of the safely
returned .travellers will create a desire
in the rest of the people to visit America
and Dr. Hunt can take his pick of the
best of tho types of men and women on
Resides tho wild tribes, the govern
ment will detail 100 Filipino scouts for
duly at the exposition. The scouts are
made up of representatives of the high
er class Filipinos and are a part of the
regular army. A band of nativo musi
cians win probably accompany tne
Lewis und Clurk Fair Notes.
Almost etery county in the statu of
Oregon w ill have an exhibit at the Lewis
and Clark centennial.
Almost every nation that rises to the
dignity of a place ou the map will be
represented at the Lewis aud Clark cen
tennial. Photographs of several hundred school
buildings will form au interesting feature
of Oregon's educational exhibit at the
U.'wis ami Clark centennial.
Idaho fruit growers will prepare for
thu Lewis and Clark centennial, an
apple exhibit which promises to rival
those of Oregon and California.
The Italian commissioner, Mr. Zeggio,
is now iu Venice arranging for the col
lection of an exhibit of Italian works of
art for the Lewis and Clark fair.
Lewis and Clark 'ouvenir cold dollars
are proving popular as Christmas pres
ents. They ure mounted as stick uius,
or used in groups of two or three as
A u elegantly mounted wild cat, shot
15 years itgo on the site of the agricul
tural building at. tho Ifwis and Clark
. . .. . . : ., ...Ill I -.1-1 i xi
centennial, wot oe on e.niiouion ai tne
California will probably increase its
appropriation for the Lewis and Clark
centennial from $20,000 to $05,000 or $75-
000, and build a state pavilion.
The Legislature of the state of Wash
ington will be asked to appropriate $75,
OtMl for the erection of a stale building
and the collection of a suitable exhibit
for thn Lewis and Clerk centennial.
Tlu! building which will house Russia's
exhibit of paintings by modern Russian
artists at the Lew is and Clark centen
nial will be a replica of an old Moscow
palace used by the Romanoff kings of
the early times.
Professor R. F. Robinson.snperintend-
e lit of the Cortland public schools, has
been chosen superintendent of Oregon a
educational exhibit at the Lewis and
Clark exposition in place of Professor
U.S. Lvman who resigned on account
of ill health.
The art display at the Lewis and Clark
centennial will be of fabulous value,
representing more money than will be
"pent in producing the entire exposition.
There will be not a few paintings worth
on the market -at least $b 0,000 each,
and the aggregate value of the display
w ill amount to millions of dollars.