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HOOD RIVER, GLACIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1004.
l'lan Irged by President Smith of
State Hoard of Horticulture.
h. L. Smith, president of the Btate
board of horticulture, is very anxious
tluit (lie Or. goti legislature ehall provide
for a enmity fruit innpeetr. Air
Smith doesn't helievu in asking for i,,o
niucii at the hmuld of the Ifpaltuure.
He is well awiire thai ihu iruit interests
will have to Im mtisfied with a mere
pittance in the way of statelinaneiul aid.
The present laws are good enough, hut
their enforcement is wliut is needed, and
President Smith believes a county eom
inissioner is the man needetl, for Hair
enforcement, the inspector to receive
las pay from the county which he rep
resents. Mr. Smith's ideas are embodied in
the following excrepts from his annual
report to the legislative assembly:
''The legislature appropriates (4500 to
pay the annual expenses of our state
board of horticulture, and the financial
exhibit of the secretary of the board,
shows how this fund is distributed. Out
of this fund must be deducted the sal
ary, f'JOO, and the incidental expenses,
in attending semi-annual meetings of
the board as provided by law, postage,
etc., and in alternate years must pay
for the half-tone illustrations and the
paper on which it is printed, and in ad
dition for 2000 copies of the biennial re
port in order that there may lie an ad
equate number to supply the fruitgrow
er, agricultural and horticultural organ
izations. What is left of the appropria
tion, about what one qualified man
ought to receive, is divided among six
commissioners to investigate, to educate
and to police some !M,lHH) square miles of
territory. On a preceding page, I have
pointed out the immense area of our
horticultural districts, the smallest as
large as an eastern state, the largest
equal in size to a half dozen of them.
All that a commissioner can do is to
make hurried visits to fruit centers, with
little time for inspection and none to
see that his notices for disinfection are
complied with. Our quarantine laws
need little change; we do, however,
need to enforce them, and in order to
do this we must enlarge our horticult
"The want of our fruit industry at the
present time is thorough and general in
spection and enforcement of our laws
made for its protection. In 11)02 our
state horticultural society appointed a
commission to go to Salem and present
a bill appropriating the modest sum of
$1500 to pay the expenses of a deputy
inspector at Portland and other towns
where fruit is sold or shipped, with the
result that the legislature struck out
the appropriation and then 1 believe,
passed the bill, and as a consequence
we will eat trash and demoralize our mar
kets to the disgust of the man who cares
for his orchard and raises clean fruit. I
regret to say that Oregon is far behind
her neighbors in the protection of the
fruit industry. Let us examine their
"The state of Washington hos a
commissioner at large and his ollicial
residence is Tacoma. He is paid a sal
ary of $2000 a year; incidental expenses
- $1000 ; oflice rent and printing of bul
letins, $1000; clerk hire, $700; fruit ex
hibit at Tacoma, $S00. In addition to
to this Washington has a county in
spector for each county. This inspector
is nominated by the county horticul
tural society and must have a certifi
cate of qualification from the state com-mi-sioner
at largo, and is appointed- by
the county commissioner and paid $-1
per day while in actual service. lie
may be removed by the county horti
cultural society for neglect of duty. He
reports to the state commissioner, who
fixes the value of his services to be paid
by the county.
"Up to 18li:l, California had a state
board of horticulture consisting of nine
commissioners, one for each district and
one for the state at large. In that year
it repealed that law and enacted in lieu
the oflice of state commissioner of horti
culture with a salary of $250 per month,
$1500 for traveling expenses; $1500 fur
clerk, and $500 for otlice rent. He may
appoint a deputy with compensation of
$200 per month. In addition to the
commissioner at large, California has
county boards consisting of three com
missioners each. It is made mandatory
for the county mpervieors of a county
to appoint three commissioners on the
petition of 25 resident fruit growers.
The county may appoint a deputy in
spector, who receives $2.50 a day for act
ual service, and the compensation of a
commissioner is $4 a day. They may
also subdivide the country into districts
and appoint a deputy for each subdivi
sion. The commissioner at large is
ex-officio member of county boards and
all reports are made to him. It is made
the duty of state printer to furnish the
commissioner at large with all printed
matter that he may require and of the
secretary of the state to furnish his
otlice with all necessary stationery.
"I have not the horticultural law of
Idaho at hand, but I am aware that tins
stale has a commissioner at large w ith
liberal compensation, and it is my im
pression that he appoints deputy inspec
tors wherever needed.
"From the foregoing you will see that
Washington and California have in ad
dition to a s4ate commissioner county
inspectors, whose compensation is paid
by the county, and in this manner tht-y
are able to guard their fruit industry
with the greatest care, something which
under our present system is not and
cannot be done. Your commissioner at
large, after giving this subject serious
consideration, respectly but earnestly
"That you enact legislation providing
for the appointment by the county com
missioners of the several counties of the
Btate a county iniector who shall be ap
pointed on the petition of not less than
25 actual fruitgrowers in the count)
where said petition is presented together
with a certificate of qualification from
the horticultural commissioner of the
district hi which the county is situated;
and further that the compensation of
said infector shall be a county charg-,
end further that the inspector shall re
port monthly to aid siatecommissioner.
who shall determine the value of the
service rendered, not excewlinn -dollars
a dav; and further that it shall be
theduty'of the state commissioner to,
educate and instruct said inspector as
to he laws and quaranline regulations
oi the slate and as to the duties to be
performed by him; and further that an
inspector may be removed for reti
cence or incompetency on the petition ol
S like number of fruit growersaudappro
val of state district commissioner by the
county supervisor after due hearing ; fur
ther, if any county for any reason falls
to HPPoint an inspector, then the in
spector of an adjacent county may per
form such service and his coinnsa'ion
(shall be a charge against the county,
where uch service is performed.
"It is quite immaterial to your com
missioner whether, the stale board i
abnli-hed and a state commission crea
ted n lieu thereof. Tlieexpcuce to toe
etaU will be about the same, and I am
inelined.to the opinion that a state dis
trict commissioner would be m nearer
touch and could supervise the work of
me county inspectors more readily than
a commissioner at large.
If it is known that Portland and other
market towns has an inspector who w ill
not permit diseased, damaged and in
fected fruit to be otfered for sale, it will
stimulate our growers to rais-e a better
quality of fruit and to build preserving
factories in our laige fruit sections. It
will encourage the careful intelligent
fruit grower, and it will drive the cire
le.ss, negligent one out of business.
This system will clean up the orchards
of Oregon and popularize the more in
telligent methods. It will multiply
orchards, advance land values, build
homes and give our. state a yet greater
reputation for the superior quality of
of her fruits.
"Shall we not all rejoice when at l'.uf
falo; Oregon received the highest re
ward for her exhibits, and again a little
later at St. Louis w here our fruits were
awarded 127 medals; and better vet the
only county in the United (States 'receiv
ing a grand prize was an Oregon
in fruit display
Special to the Glacier.
Portland, Pec. 28.-Vestern states
will show Eastern visitors to the Lewis
and Clark centennial that the Oregon
country and California can produce ap
ples equal to any grown elsewhere.
The'people of Michigan and New York,
who come to the Western world's fair,
are likely to be especially surprised
when they see the wonderful display of
apples on exhibition.
The Oregon state commission has for
months been preparing an apple dis
play, and a large assortment of Iruit h is
already been gathered and placed in
cold storage, w here it will keep until the
exposition opens June 1, next. More
recently, California has seen the advan
tage of advertising the state at, the fair
by an appledisphiy.and the state board of
trade, has sent communications to every
Urge apple-grow ing district in the state,
addressing growers and local (organiza
tions that are in a position to help to
exploit the resources of California in
th is way. While the season has been
had for apples in Borne sections, the gen
eral outlook is good for a splendid show
ing at Portla'nd in 1005.
Washington apple growers ffre like
wise taking a keen interest in the fair,
and Governor Mcllride has been ap
proached with a proposition to have the
state pay for the collection and storage
of an apple vxhibit. If the state funds
should not provide for meeting this ex
pense there is no question that individ
ual growers and loual organizations will
take up the task.
In Idaho, also, apple growers, incited
by reports of activity in other states,
have begun to agitate the subject of a
state display of this fruit, and prospects
are bright for an exhibit that will rival
those of the states better known for
their resources along this line.
More Praise for Hood ltlver Apples.
A box of Hood River apples sot into
the hands of A. H. Vail, of Sanborn,
Vail & Co., San Francisco, a few weeks
ago. Mr. Vail is an old time friend of
of E. II. Shepard, manager of the Hood
River Apple Growers' union. A few
days ago Mr. Shepard received the fol
lowing letter, which Mr. Vail had writ
ten to Mr. Shepard's father in Palo
"I received a box of apples the other
day, the best 1 ever ate; on the outside
of the box was (he name, "E. II. Shep
ard." I wish you would give me Ned's
postoflief address as I want to write to
him and thank him for the best box of
fruit 1 ever received in my life. 1 have
seen what I thought were good apples
before, but nothing equal to this."
The letter speaks for itself, as does
the following notice from the Palo Al
"The Palo Allan is indebted to E. A.
Shepard for samples of the finest apples
that were ever grown in any country.
Some boves of the fruit were sent to
him by his ton, E. II. Shepard, who is
manager of . the Hood River (.Oregon)
Fruit Growers' union. The apples are
very large, richly colored and finely
flavored, and the varieties are Ilydes
King, Spitzenberg, llelicioiis, Arkansas
lilack, Mammoth Black Twig. Apples
from the Hood River valley surpassed
all the other displays at the St. Louis
fair and the strawberries grown there
are equally famous."
(loose Hangs High, not the Rooster.
And now comes the devil and files
this his demurer: That he is of neither
Teutonic nor Plutonic parentage ; that
while he confesses an affectionate regard
for "hot wienies," he cuts out the saner
kraut at all times and in all places. He
further avers that he swears not at all,
neither by the ex-devil, whom he dubs
"his dethroned satanic inagesty;" nor
by the hell-box, to which he refers as
"that sulphurous, bottomless receptacle
for the remains of recalcitrant and de
funct type." lie also avers that it is
an unscrupulous trick for some person
or persons unknown to the said devil to
roost their long-tailed White Leghorn
rooster in the Glacier oflice wood shed;
the said rooster that thus surrepticioiisly
roosteth in the aforementioned shed he
ing and is now not in a fit condition to
furnih and provide the principal in
gredient of a Christmas pot-pie; there
lore, mnv it please the court, the said
devil doth hereby aver, affirm and
offer proof to show that if the said
son or persons to him unknown,
thus surrepticiouslv, maliciously,
feloniously roosts their rooster in the
aforementioned shed fails to remove the
fowl that is thus fouling the said struct
ure, the said devil will without further
notice proceed to confiscate the said
lrepas-ing chauticleei as contraband of
war. And further deponent saith not.
Advertised Loller LhU
November 2S, PHH.
Dowel! Mrs. .1. R
Drown Meat Co.
Alt- x II.
Cook E. M.
Rugon, Mr. and Mr-).
Souge Mat X.
Heath Perry ff.
Ru.-sell A: Hen
Wa'ston M. G.
December 12, 11)01.
lirown, Minnie Gould, Mrs. I)e F.
lone, Eleanor Knott, Annie
Ma'.aer, Paulin i (2) Mow, Edith
'ti s-, Lois Smith, John
Smith, Mary riarat, William
Enuelteniv, Win. I o-ter, (i. i.
Gould, J. W. Shepperd A Greg,
Groves, J. V
Inv. R. X.
McCartney. K bt.
Settlemeier A Son
Withrow, H. E.
M. YATES, P. M.
Scott, Hciirv E.
December 1!, 1!K)4. '
McCormick.Mrs A A Rivers, Mollio
Smith. Mrs. Marv Calahan. T. S.
Gaunt, Geo. W. F. Guy, C. I).
llarto, 1) G. Hathaway, A. It
Hendrick, J. F. Ijendricki A. E.
Moruason. Newton. John
Nelson, W. L. Rundell, K. ). .
-hei'perd fc Gregory Smith, Geo.
D.j your eyes need attention? If o
.all on Clarke, the jeweler and optician.
BEST APPLES HE
HAD IN EUROPE
Truman Butler, of Butler & Co., hank
ers, tells a good story that is significant
ol the world-wide lame Hood wiver ap
ples have attained. The tale was told
to Mr. Butler bv Frederick Fisher of
Portland, an old-time friend, and son of
II. J. Fisher of Fishor-Thorsen Paint
Co. Mr. FiBher is iust home from Eu
rope, where hp studied under some of
the best portrait artlstf ot the land.
One dav last winter. Fisher was walk
ing the streets of Hamburg, and desir
ing some fruit, stepped into a stand and
asked the dealer to give liim some good
apples the best he had in stock.
"Here are some of the best apples in
the world," replied the fruit dealer, as
he handed out a sample of the' big
red Spi zenbergs, so familiar to an Ore
gonian. "These apples were raised in
America. went on the fruit man
"They call them 'Hood River apples,'
and I can truthfully say they are the
best apples to be lound in Europe."
White Salmon is Waking Up.
White Salmon, Dec. 23. Editor Gla
cier: Hood River has a national repu
tat ion as the home of the large red ap
ples and laive red strawberries, and
deservedly so. The writer spent three
days a few days ago in looking over
the orchards of the East Hide in the
height of the apple packing, and can
truly say that I never had seen such
sights of orchards loaded to the ground
before, except in Colorado, where I
spent six years at Grand Junction.
I left there in 1800. At two of our
county fairs we gave away 20 tons of
peaches at each lair as an advertise
ment The orchards I saw on the Fast Side
had been well cultivated all summer;
no weeds or deep furrows near the trees;
had been sprayed eight times, and I
think not more than five per cent in any
orchard had the codlin moth.
In talking about apples a few days
since, a Mr. Shaw, who has lived back
of White "Salmon, said "Hood River
got its reputation for big apples by show
ing apples grown at White Salmon."
He said the apples were exhibited at
(he Btate fair in Oregon and took the
(he premium and when the apples by
request were cut open there were
needles in them put there by the grow
er. Too bad for Lood River.
The writer does not believe the needle
story, but thinks he knows who started
I see there is as good land on the
White Salmon side of the Columbia
as on the Hood River side, to grow, as
large apples or little ones either. But 1
must say I do not know of one orchard
here that has had proper care, in trim
ming, cultivating, thinning the fruit
and spraying in the last nine seasons.
Better times are coming. Mr. Ballin
ger from Eastern Oregon bought some
laud with an orchard in bearing, two
years ago. The first summer all apples
were wormy. This fall he had 600 box
es of apples free from worms, and per
haps .SOU boxes wormy, lie only sprayed
fourtimes, and I think next year he
will teach the old mossbacks how to
grow Hood River apples.
Perhaps it is through the energy of
Hon. K. L. Smith, president of the
Oregon state board of horticulture, that
Hood River has its envied reputation
for apples and strawberries. I think
White Salmon has contributed largely
toward the strawberry honor, as it is
well known lute Salmon has the ear
liest straw berries. Ciiaki.ks .Watkhs.
Extends, a Cordial Invitation.
The following is from the Salem
Statesman, T. T. Geer, editor:
A correspondent of the Hood River
Glacier bigning himself Axel N. Rahm,
is highly indignant at the editor of the
Statesman tor having said, as he alleges,
that llood River is especially prosper
ous "for the simple fact that there are
no foreigners there." And he proceeds
to lambaste the writer hereof for having
said the "ignorant foreigners" are the
cause of w hatever lack of progressive
ness is to be noticed anywhere in Ore
Now Mr. Rahm, if that is his name,
is hereby informed that the Statesman
has several local writers, and what they
may have said in the local columns the
editor does not know, but he is certain
no such expression or phrase as "ig
norant foreigner," in that connection
has at any time appeared in the editor
ial columns of this paper.
The editor of the Statesman knows
from an experience of 30 years observa
tion in the Willamette valley that the
foreigners have cleared and put into a
high state of cultivation ten times as
much landas has been reclaimed by our
native born citizens. He has the great
est regard forthein,has always expressed
it, and wishes he had a great many
more ot this class of foreigners, and
will present Mr. Rahm, who Ixjcomesthe
victim to a sort of amalgamation of sar
casm and facetia, one year's subscrip
tion to any paper he may choose, if he
will find any reference in the editorial
columns of the Statesman to the "igno
norant foreign element" that has made
Hood River prosperous by its absence.
And, besides, as a guarantee of good
faith, if Mr. Rahm will come to Salem
we will invite him to our home and
(able, that he may see we are not at all
"stuck up," that we live principally on
bacon, beans, graham bread, and pota
toes, that we split our own wood and
build our own tires, that we are poorer
than a great many foreigners and do
not try to appear otherwise, that we act
ually live Charles Wagner's Simple
Life, partly because we can't help
ourself, and that, perhaps, we are not
really such a bad fellow after all. To
be candid, our ancestors were real for
eigner.? and could neither read nor write.
A Certain Cure for Croup.
When a child shows symptoms of
croup there is no Jiiiie to experiment
with new remedies, no matter how
highly they may be recommended.
There is one preparation that can Hlways
be (U pended upon. It has been in use
for many years Hiid has never been
know n to fnil, viz: Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. Mr. M. F. Cotitpton of Mar
ket, Texas, says of It, "I have used
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in se
vere cases of croup with my children,
and call truthfully say it always gives
prompt relief." For sale ut William's
Pharmacy . -
Dufur is to have an up-to-date bank
w hich will lie opened about January 1.
It will be capitalized for $25,000 and be
owned unci operated by the business
men and farmers of that thriving little
Fight Will be Hitter.
Those who will persist in closing
their ears against the continual recom
mendation of Dr. King's New Discovery
for consumption, will have a long and
bitter fight with their troubles, if not
ended earlier by fatal determination
Read what T. R. Beall of Peal I, Miss,
has to say: "Lnst fall my wife had
every svmpton of consumption. She
tooK Dr. King's ew Discovery after
everything else had failed, improve
ment came at once and four tmttle en
tirely cured her. Guaraivteed by Chas.
N . Clarke Druggist. Priac 50 Cts. and
Clark fair will attract thousands of East
ern people to Portland next year, and
that is the reason he has decided to
to bring his steamer here, lie believes
he can reap fortune carrying visitors
up and down the scenicColumbia.
Apple growers' I'nlon.
All members who have not done so
re requested to notify the union how
many boxes of each variety they will
have on hand after the Bens.Gauos, Stark
and Baldwins are packed ; also state if
they have storage to protect same from
Hood River Apple Growkh's Union,
K. H. Shepard, manager.
All dlseaass ef Kidneys,
Biaaaar, urinary urgant.
Also Rheumatism, Back
ache, HartDtsase Gravel,
Dropsy, Female Troubles.
Don't become discouraged. There li a
cure for you. If nceBiiry write Dr. t eener,
lie has spent a life time curing Just eucb
ctue aa yours. All connultatloue Free.
"I suffered 10 years with backache and kid
ney trouble. Tried a great many physicians
without relief. Dr. Fenner's Kidney and Back
ache Core is the only Remedy that ever helped
me and after wing only two bottles I feel en
tirely cured. Have no pain or ache of any kind.
Mine ALICE McDONALD, Omaha, Neb."
DruggUts, 60c., $1. Atk for Cook Uook-l'Km
For Hale by C. N. CLARKE, llood River.
J. T. HOLMAN
HOOD RIVER HEIOHTS
Fresh and Cured Meats,
A FULL LINK OF
Flour and Feed.
They're the best medicine. You may be able
to get a ready-made medicine that will fit your
case, but isn't it better to be examined by a doctor
and have him tell exactly what you need?
We do a good prescription business. Doctors
like to have their prescriptions filled here, for they
know that we do the compounding right.
THE DALLES NURSERIES
R. H. "WEBER; Prop.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
QKOWER AND DEALEK IN
Evergreens, Rosea and Shrubbery.
Remember, Our Trees are Grown Strictly Withaut Irrigation.
bone & Mcdonald
Carry a full line of Groceries, Flour and Feed,
Shovels, Spades, Axes, Saws, etc.
The Fishing Season
Is here, and so are we with a full lino of first
class Tackle. Come and see us before buying.
Goods Delivered Free
To Any Part of Town.
bone & Mcdonald
SNOW & UPSON
For All Kinds of
Grubbing Supplies, Wood
Choppers and Loggers Tools
A full line of stock always on hand.
Does your horse interfere? Bring him in. No cure no pay
Including Ingrains, Blanks, Gilts. Embosses, Silks, etc.
from December 1 to January 1, to make room for new
goods direct from the East.
Prompt service. Phone G71. HUNT'S
DR. JONES, Dentist
Crown and Bridge Wort -Teeth
Treatment of diiieased teeth and gurus
Office over Jackson's Store.
Phone KM. Oak Ht. Entrance.
are offering EXCEPTIONAL VALUES
in Workingmen's Goods.
Have just opened the LARGEST and
BEST line of UNDERWEAR in the City
IbTe-w tills "Weelr at
Kvcrythinir in Lamps.
1347 Plated Silverware.
Jarileniera and Flower 1'otB.
In future we will furnish Entertainers with Chairs
and Crockery. Rental rates.
W. E. GODSEY,
Horse-Shoeing and Repair Work
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS.
Line of Rain Goods
Agents for tlxe
Bradley Logger Shoe
Reduced prices on Heaters.
Reduced prices on Building Material.
Van Dusen Cooking Tins, $l.f0 per
sot, or we sell separate lor 6c to 30c.
Chairs, Writing Pedes, Bookcases, in
endless variety and price.
Bamboo Hpecialties for Christinas.
W. HAYNES & CO.
Now have the most complete line of
Builders' Hardware, Shelf Hardware
Tinware,Wood Choppers' Supplies
STOVES AND RANGES.
Blacksmith Supplies and a full line of Poles, Shafts
etc. for Wagons and Buggies.
Paints, Oils and Builders' Material.
Estimates furnished to Contractors.
P. F. FOUTS, Prop.
RATES, $2.00 to $2.50 PER DAY.
Steam heat. Large pieasant rooms. Everything now.
Sample room for commercial travelers.
HOOD MVEIt, OREGON.
DAVIDSON FRUIT CO
and Manufacturers of all kinds of
Highest Prices Paid
Four weeks' experience under the new manage
ment has proven that the Paradise Laundry is
doing better work than ever before.
The rain does not affect our laundry work, while
it does yours, and we want to lessen your troubles
in life, and make life worth more the living.
We are in position to do your laundry by the
week, and should you wish to take advantage of our
offer, do so immediately. Do not forget that the
holidays are coming, and we want to present the
people of Hood River with a clean, up-to-date, reli
able laundry, and able to do all kinds of laundry
work with neatness and dispatch.
We can clean and make look like new all kinds of
blankets, lace curtains, gents' suits, ladies' dresses,
woolen underwear, cotton, woolens and flannels of
all kinds. Our motto: "It is a cold day when Hood
River gets left."
ftausnge Mills, 75c to $4.00.
Rendering Kettles, fli.ol) pi $8.50.
Lard I'rossos, ?2.00 to fO.OO.
8 in 1 Oil
Laquorutte renews fluent furniture.
100 New Styles ricture Framing.
Our work w arranted style and price.
for High (JradeTruit.