HOOD RIVER GLACIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1904. ' f U. S. Commissioner. Notary Public. in fu M I nip . J L- Hood r 1 rj Cr j It Y il 7r i mi if . ' '-V I i. iver. uregon. BSTRACTS, CONVEYANCES, INSURANCE and Financial Ap The Old and Reliable and Up-to-date Real Estate Agent. 25 years a Resident of the City and Valley. 20 years in Real Estate and Insurance in town. If you want to buy or sell Real Estate come and see me. , THE FOLLOWING LIST IS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF LANDS WE HAVE FOR SALE: CITY PROPERTY. 1. G-room house and over an acre of land. Most sightly location in town. About 40 fruit trees and other fruit. Easy terms. Only $1500 2. Lot 60 x 135, good location and fine view 260 3. One and one-half lots on State Street, fenced, sidewalk and fruit trees 650 4. G fine lots on the hill, very fine view 1100 5. A good building lot in Barrett-Sipma Addi tion 200 G. Good house and 80 x 100-foot lot, oast of the stores on the hill... 1000 7. Lot 90 x 190 in Stranahan's Addition 350 8. 8-roora House with all the improvements, in Coo's Addition .' 1200 9. Small house and good lot in Blowers' Addi tion 800 10. House and lot and good barn in good sightly location .'. ; 1250 11. A good business corner on Oak Street, 75 x 100 feet. Three good bindings on the prop erty 6000 Also the exclusive sale of lots in Riverview Park and Idlewild Additions. FARM PROPERTY. 1. 25 acres 5 miles from town on the East Side; good apple land, about 3 acres cleared and 40 fruit trees set. A house, one-half mile from school, on II. F. D. route 2. 5 acres 2 miles from town on West Side. All . in cultivation; 2 acres in strawberries; a few fruit trees; a 4-room house; small barn; close to church. Easy terms 3. 20 acres of good apple land, unimproved, 12 miles from town . 1700 1500 750 4. 40 acres 6 miles from town, 37 acres in cult i- - vation, 4 acres in strawberries, 400 apple - trees of best varieties and in fine condition, several acres in Alfalfa and clover; all good land, one-half mile from school and with one of the best views in the valley. Good terms.. 6000 5. 10 acres of unimproved land 6 miles from town, level and easily irrigated; will grow any kind of crops; close to school and irrigating ditch 1100 G. 20 acres of unimproved land 6 miles from town, level and easily irrigated; will grow any kind of crops; close to school and church 1800 7V 5 acres one mile from town, all cleared, fine berry or grass land 1100 8. 80 acres six miles from town on West Side; 4 acres in bearing orchard; creek runs through the place; fine for fruit or grass; good 4-room house 3500 9. Harry Brown place of 5 acres; 4 acres in strawberries; horse, wagon, harness, farm tools and a 4-inch water right go with the place:.. '. .. : 1500 CORRESPONDENCE ODELL. Tbe yule tide has again flowed In. Tbe yule block bag again been put on tbe fire. Christmas, wltb all tbat It meaui to tbe little onus, has again passed Into history. The story of the babe oradled lu the manger, as record ed by Luke. 2d chapter, has beou read. The thrilling story of the shepherds who were Keeping watch over their flocks by nluht, conies to us older ones with a touch of pathos and sweetness that should soften even those of uh who are traveling the thorny road of sin On this sacred day, like the "multitude of tbe heavenly host praising (lod and and ou earth peace, good will toward Dion," should we too look forward to tbe time wbeu .the realization of this beautiful picture shall leave lis Impress upon tne mouern woriu. remaps it will come wltb the dawn or the mil lennlum. Tbe Christmas exercises conducted by tbe school In the new building across the way was a creditable affair. A special feature of the program wuh a recitation by Miss Nettle Kemp, wlio arrived from Portland on Hat unlay for week at borne ana with mends here. Nettle was at ber best and brought the house down and was compelled to ro apoud to an encore. Nettie's friends always greet her kindly and enthuse stically. Tbe last feature of the pro gramme was tbe distribution of pres ents, and the children went home happy. The question of knifing the bo tin daries of the school district is now on and will be settled by the boundary board, which convenes on the 4th of Jauuary, This Is a question which materially affects the future of our dis trict ana one tuat tne Doutuiary tioara should be thoroughly informed upon before settling. At a special school meeting called for 3 p. m. Monday, Jauuary H, this Suestion, together with other ques ons affecting the interests of the dis trict, will be discussed, and It is the wish of tbe school directors and the general Interest of the district that a full attendance at this meeting be had. Odell has as good a school this year as there la In ilood River valley, and we should see to It that the directors are aided In every laudable manner to perpetuate the school upon its present hauls. To do this, taxes must be levied. At the school meeting last week a 15 mill tax was voted. This may seem extravagant to some, but when we consider the benefits accruing from a gooa scnooi, it is tne only sensible view to take of tbe case, lly all means, let's stand by tbe directors in giving to I lie community a school that we are justly proud of. Otto and William Ehrck jr. returned last Friday from quite an extended visit to Portland. The buys started with tbe intention of going to Sun Francisco but changed their minds and returned. Their friends welcomed their return. At the close of the year the Little White Store desires to extend their sin cere thanks to their friends who have o liberally patronized them. For more than two years we have, by painstak ing effort, been trying to place the business upon a respectable and paying basis. Tbe record of tbe sales is satis factory, and the best evidence of the manner In which the business has been conducted. At this point we desire to dispel anv rumor tbat may be afloat to the effect that the Little White Store is going out of business. There Is no thought on the part of the management of this xina, ana we would protutbiy know something about It If such was tbe ca.se. Tbe business has passed the experi mental stage, ana we expect it to grow with Uie country and shall try to In crease the slock Willi the increased de mand. Thanking you again, cordially for your patronage, and wishing all our friends a nrosneroim new veur. we are yours for the upbuilding of Hood Hlver valley in general anil Udell lu partic ular. It bus been suggested that a mass meeting be culled lo discuss the good roads question. Asan advocate of such a measure I would suggest that we take the matter up and sod ir we can not collie to some understanding where by a united effort could be made. When the people of the district are sufficiently Interested, to Hils good re sults will follow. Let the good work commence and continue until we have what we should have lu the way ol roads. J. S. Tousy is up from Portland on his holiday vacation and will put In the time shooting stump off Iho land he is clearing. Mr. Tousey is showing commendable enterprise In crowding the work of development of his inoun tain home. The mountain home has a double attraction. It Is ideal apple laud, while the scenic effects appeal to the romantic side of life. From these hillsides and mountain homes will lu a few years be heard the horn of plenty We forgot the county division ques' tlon last week, but desire to say now that we are uncnm promisingly in favor oi a county or our own. the question of taxation cuts little oi no figure. Sherman county Is a titling tlliiHtne tlon. They built cheaply. So could we. A good, safe vault would be thu principal featuie. Hut in a few years it would require a large one to hold the revenue obtained from the produsts of our rapidly developing valley. Mature made a dividing line between us and the eastern portion of our I a rue county. and all that Is necessary is to have It rati lied by t he legislature. Of course this would meet with opposition fiom The Italics people. Self-preservation Is the first law of nature and has never been repealed. There Is no victory without a strug gle. The people of Hood River valley are able to care for themselves and could maintain a new county ou an economical plan without any material increase in taxation, liy all means let the effort he made, for "it is better to have tried and tailed than never to have tried at all." Mr. and Mrs. Hoswell Shelley extend a cordial invitation to their friends to attend a watch meeting In their rooms over the warehouse on Saturday night, December 81, to watch the passing of the old year and ushering in of the new year. This will be a good oppor tunity to write resolutions for the fu ture, ltut perhaps It's best to write them ou your cutis, so they will wash out. The holiday festival which was men tioned last week wa held in the ware house of the Little While Stole. It was well patronized and proved a social and llnancial success. Much credit is due lo Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nell for their untiring eneig.y in making it a success. especially so when it was entirely nil selfish on their part. Their sole object being, as mey express It, to unify sen timent and better the community. Mr. Johnson, son of W. V. Johnson, will soon begin the erection of a com fortable residence nil his LHl-acre tract near the Watt orchard and will move his family tlure. The dog poisoner is again in evidence. Recently, a valuable hound belonging to O. It Hartley, and in t he possession of Odell brothers, was dragged from under the stable of Shelley & Son to fill an unmarked grave, lieller come out in the open and punish your en emies rather than indict it upon an in nocent doff. This hound was poiirM. ered valuable, costing j-Ja. Mr. Smith, brother of Ian, will soon move into the Johu Tucker house, which was vacated by tbe removal of tbe Cushman family Into the Dronertv of B. T. Younir. Mr. Laff'erty and family of Mount Hood spent Christmas at the home of his father, George W. Lafferty of Odell. Dale, the Utile grandson of the writer, was the happy recipient of a bran new express wagon, Christmas. He also bus rubber boots and, like tbe boy in Kugeue Field's poem, "Is Jes as good as he can be at Christmas time." Dale Is the owner of tbe first express wagon In Odell, and he will probably advertise free delivery soon. L. D. lloyed appeared to be the fa vored married uian at the Christmas tree entertainment, for he got a silk umbrella that looks almost too nice to use. He will also be good. . The Oregon grape Is easily the nicest winter decoration the forests afford, It was In evidence on Christmas. Nature puts a varnish on it that glistens under the rays of the coal oil arc lights of Odell. The Christmas decorations were nice. BARRETT. 19O4-10U5. As this Is our lust corre spondence before the new year Is ush ered in, the Uockford Store takes pleas ure at this time lu expressing thanks to all for their lilieral patronage during the past year. We have received our full share In the volume of business throughout the Barrett and surround ing districts, for which we are grateful. In 1!K)! we expect to do a larger busi ness, therefore we are preparing to cater to your wants. We Increase our slock most every day. Our stock Is new and ui to date. Our object is to furnish gisid goods at little money; or, small profits and quick returns. To one and all we wish a happy New lear. itockford Store, neur Barrett school house. The Dunn brothers have contracted with I. F, lleleme to grub and clear up his land lately purchased from F. C. Sherrieb. We can say that the Dunn brothers do good work aud do it quick, too. Ferdinand I). Labbe, who has been at school lu Portland, is home to speud the holidays with his pareuts. It Is evident that F. W. Amrus is in dead earnest about getting his land cleared, as he has a force of white men and two Japs grubbiug and cleaning up ins mini, rtoiuing li Ke improve ments. F. W. Is one of our progressive farmers In tbe Barrett district. Mis. J. II. Shoemaker returned home on ihuraday from Portland after a short visit. Miss Blanche Howe of Hood Kiver Is attending the Barrett school and stay ing with her Uramhua Ingalls. F. C. Sherrieb has been busy haulihsr rocks and fixing the road leading Into the school grounds. F. C. Is always ready to donate work to make good roads. The writer returns many thanks to A. 11. Cash for the return of a $5 gold piece, which in some mysterious way got into a sack of peanuts purchased by A. B. Cash at the Rockford Store. At a meeting on Saturday, December 24, at the Barrett school house, the voters of the district voted a 10-mill tax to meet expenses of said school for the coming year. II. D. Stewart was up from town looking over his ranch on Itockford avenue. II. D. has to come up onoe in a while to get a breath of fresh air. The writer visited A. J. Emerson's farm the other day. Mr. Fmersou has 30 tons or more of good hay, some very fine hogs, nlee cows aud young heifers. Everything was looking fat and sleek. Even the chickens are so fat and tur keys so plump jt makes one feel as though he would like turkey for New Year's day. BELMONT. ' The members of the Belmont Sunday school had a very hice program pre pared for Christmas eve, which was enjoyed by a large crowd. There were many presents distributed among the large audience whlcli the church could scarcely hold. After the program was over ana tne presents and candy prop erly distributed, the people Joyfully de parted, wishing each and every one a merry unristiuas. J. B. King Is erecting a new dwell' ing on his farm. The youngest chilil of Joseph Purser is suiiering trom pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. King and Master lister tooK l luiHlnias dinner wan I. C. Nealeigh and family. Ernest Blalock and John Akin, from Sherman county, ure spending Christ mas at the bouie of Robert Jones. Miss Bess Isenberg, who Is teaching school near The Dalles, is spending (jurist mas with her parents. There will be a watch meeting held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Church, next Saturday evening. Mr. Cole preached a good Christmas sermon at the Belmont M. E. church Sunday morning, December 25. The presiding elder, G. M. Booth of The Dalles, will preach at the Belmont .1 a. !.!. i i i. a.. cuuiuu rriuny evening, ieceuioer 30. Mrs. A. Ostrander has been ou the sick list for the past two weeks. , Look, look! Listen, listen! The Frankton schools will be closed until the Hist Monday of 1905, on account of holidays and muddy roads. . DUKES VALLEY. Snow fell last Thursday evening to a deptu of about 4 inches, stopping work at griiouing lor a rew days. Christmas has come and gone. We had no Christmas tree here, but Santa Claus made us a visit and left lots of present for old and young. J. A. Kessel has his new house done and will move Into It soon. Oscar and Mark Cameron have taken a contract to clear three acres of land on the J. W. Jenkins place. They will clear the land and plow It and get It ready to set to orchard. The Dodge brothers have cleared over four acres on the Booth place and are still clearing when the weather will permit. We hear the cry all over the valley, What horrible Mads!" Well, the roads are bad, that's a fact; but when spring conies and we go to get help to tlx the roads, about one out of ten will volunteer to help make roads. If we do not build roads in the spring or summer, we need not expect to have good roads in winter; so we will just have lo grin and bear It until tbe roads get good next spiing. James Cook and family, Roy Wood worth and K. U. Aldildge and' families and W. C. Dodge and family ate Christ mas dinner at A. T. lkidge's. Walter Massey was out making calls ou Christmas. We are glad to see Walter out ami around again, after a long siege of Mckuess. . George A. Maasey says he will la able to start teaching school soou after New Year's. The revival meetings held hereby Rev. Cummins closed last Thursday evening. Three persons were convert ed during the meeting. The meetings were poorly attended on accouut of bad roads, bad weather, and some of us have uo way of going except on foot. We understand there were two laud buyers in our valley last week looking for a suitable location. We did not learn whether they found anything that suited or not; but one thing we do know, and that is that no better land cau be ouud lu Hood River valley for fruit raising or hay land than right here. It doesn't take as much water to the acre to irrigate with as it does in other parts of the valley. It produces just as much to the acre, and it does not cost nearly as much to buy au acre of land here as It does in other parts of tne valley. It will pay honieseekers to Investigate closely liefore buying. A man who bought some land across the river, down in the rock piles, told, the writer he paid $100 per acre for bis land, and when be bought It he sup posed the whole valley was the same, tie said he could burn the logs and stumps, but he guessed he would have lo buy ten acres more of land to pile the rocks ou. It pays to look around a little before buying. UPPER MOUNT HOOD. We have about six inches of tbe beautiful snow. The people of this community were very much saddened last week when they learned of tliedeaih of T. J. Davis of this place, who recently died in Port laud. Mr. Davis was highly respected by his neighbors aud will be missed very much by them. SchiMil district No. 18 voted a tax of 15 mills at the special meeting held at 1.. u. vveyganiii s last week. Mr. Powers, from Portland, wa9 up on his ranch two days last week. He says we are having warmer weather up here than at Portland. Mr. llardman, from Kansas, has lo cated here and has been busy the last two weeks building a house. Even the Kansas people know a good country when they see It. J. II. and II. J. Grnff went to Hood River last week. They reported the roads very bad. We understand there will lie lietween (JO and 70 acres planted to orchard next spring in this settlement. Upper Mount Iloodites are not ull sleeping their life away. TROUT LAKE. About six inches of snow and still snowing. Sleighing flue aud a great many enjoying it. James Coate, son of Representative t date, is home from 1'ortland, where he has been attending business college. He expects to remain during tbe holidays. Born Decern ber 2, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred FX-kert, a 10 pound boy. Born December 3. to Mr. and Mrs. W: B. Cole, a 10-lo,und girl. It Is hard to tell who Is tne prouder, Eckert or Cole. Oscar Peterson, the 9-vear-old son of John Peterson, died, December 9, of typhoid fever. Several others of the tanilly are still quite sick. Mr. Welierg died Thursday last at the Portland bospital of cancer cf the stomach. The remains were brought to Trout I.ake for interineut. The Christmas entertainment given by the school children at the school house t riday evening was a grand sue- ceca. everybody reported an enjoyable tiure. The following officers were chosen fir the ensuing year at lust Sunday uigtit s meeting or Trout Lake lodge, No. l:i, A. F. and A. AL: William Coate, W. M.; E. L. Duncan, S. W.; C Guler, J. W.; W. B. Cole, treasurer; B. C. Hamilton, secretary. A grand ball will be given at Thodes' hail New Year's eve. A cordial invita tiou extended to all. B. C. Hamilton and brother John, late of Toledo, O., spent Christmas with W. B. Cole. M. A. Martin went to White Salmon to speud tbe holidays. Owing to.the condition of the roads, Wyers A Kreps hae put four horses ou the stages at this end of the route j Quite a number of the logging camps shut down for the holidays R. A. Byrkett is now supplying the camps with hay and ficsh meat. Representative Coate will start for Olympia the first of next week to at tend to his official duties. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Byrkett expect to go to White Salmon, Wednesday, to attend the Instituting of a Rebekah lodge. The late snow has made it fine for logging, and thousands of feet of logs are put In the river daily. Chapman Bros, are working quire a large crew of men at their camp. William Roop left Friday for Port land to spend Christmas at home. A. Kingman Is having all the work he can attend to building logging sleighs. MOUNT HOOD. The boys have organized the Baldwin Sporting club, with seven charter mem bers. The club will meet every Friday evening. There was a shooting match at Schmidt's place last Friday, when uuite a crowd gathered and made the ducks and chickens suffer as far as numbers go. We have about three inches of snow on the ground at present, and the mercury is down to freezing for the first time this winter. The Sunday school people had quite a nice program at the Christmas tree last Saturday night. About 200 jieople were in attendance when Santa Claus made bis appearance. If there was anything lacking in the program the. baliies made it all up for them. Bussell Dimmick arrived here last Saturday from Southern Oregon to spend Christmas with his children. He was one of the first settlers in this country, arriving here about 22 years ago. CRAPPER. The Christmas entertainment at Crap per was an all round success. Those who managed the program proved them selves equal to the occasion, and the members of the tchool rendered their parts in a very creditable manner. The program was rendered as follows : Prayer W. C. Martin. Song of Welcome School. Recitation Edith Aldridge. Kong, "Merry Christinas" School. Recitation Laura Prigge. Song, ''Beautiful Hands" Primary pupils. Recitation Etta Jordan. ''Fruits of the Christmas Tree" Pri mary pupils. , Song, "Beautiful Star" School. Reci.ation Mrs. Uoddard. Dialogue, ''The Fairies' Christinas Joke Hazel Jordan, HermanI'rigge, j Inez Martin, Edith Aldridge," Laura j Prigge, Frieda Prigge, Fallen "McCurdy, Clair Fischer. I Song Primary pupils. I Mrs. Goddard's recitation was well chosen for the occasion and reudered in her best style, which is above criti cism. Her recitation elicilated an en thusiastic encore to which she respond ed in a manner which won for her a great applause. 1 The little tots "said their pieces" in a . very charming manner. : The fun began with the distribution of presents. Some of the gentlemen re ceived rag dolls with heads made of red apples. It was a wise choice of head pieces, for the Hood River red apple .is , the tie plus ultra of thiiigs beautiful. 1 P. H. Martin received a delicious 1 pumpkin pie. Sancho Panza said:' "God bless the man who invented sleep." He took a somnolent view of life but not to with P. H. He look's on life 1rom a gastronomic standpoint. Hence his invocation is, "God bless the woman who invented pumpbin pie," to hich he expects all lovers of eodi tilings to respond with a hearty, auien. Fred Taylor returned from Portland last Saturday. He reports his father, who is in a Portland hospital, improv ing very nicely. Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Perry returned to Hood River on Monday, alter spend ing several days very pleasantly with their daughter, Mrs. E. E. Lyons. Charles and John Stranahan and Mhs Maud attended a family reunion at the home oi their parents in Hood River on Christmas. Nathan Ilackettt has the thanks of ye scribe and Ids family for a mess of very nice fish. A very acceptable Christmas present. Misses Emma and Annie Prigge went to (ioble, Or., on Monday to visit Miss Nellie Wise. Carl Jantzen and cousin went to Van couver, Wash., on Monday. They will also visit Portland. UNDERWOOD. A happy and prosperous new year to the Glacier force. We sclrool children are delighted over a week's vacation during the holidays. Frank Reams and Henry Weaver spent Christmas with Willie Under wood. Mr. Knnpp is home for the holidays. The young people enjoyed a Christ mas eve daiice at Charlie Thornton's. Nearly every family here had a Christinas tree this year. Jesse Spencer Is spending the holi days with his relatives and friends here. Mr.' Pierce is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler. Perry Heath is spending the winter on his ranch, making improvements. Mrs. Miller, superintendent, visited school Tuesday. Frank Thornton and Clyde Hart have rented the Henderson farm at White Salmon. Mr. Moody will open a logging camp on the school section in January. Our new postmaster, Mr. Robard, re ceived his appointment Tuesday. The post office will be moved to his store some time in January. Representatives of the Menominee Mill Co. were looking over the school section and other timber lairds here this past week. Latest designs in ladies watchef ; gold filled, solid gold, and also with diamond fctting. Also a full line of gmtlemeu's watches. C. U. Temple. A jers You can hardly find a home without its Ayer's (Cherry Pectoral. Parents know what it does for children: breaks Cherry Pectoral up a cold in a single night, wards off bronchitis, prevents pneumonia. Physicians ad vise parents to keep it on hand. " Th best eonrh medletn monn ean bay ft Ayer't Cherry Perioral. For the coughs of Children ftellllllioonld potilhly be hetter." JAOoa Sbdll, Saratoga. Ini. t5e..Me..fl WS. j. c. atirco., njrngcljU foV aMaJiteliaiilj Throat, Lungs Aver a P.lln Drj.tl ..rf .K. Pectoral In breaking up a cold.