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SOOD RIVER, GLACIER, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1005.
FOR LIGHT CO
E. E. (iolf, lately from Albany,
Oregon, has become a stockholder in
the Hood Kiver Electric Light, Power
& Water Co., "find will hereafter be gen
erul manager and electrician of the
company. Mr. (.'off come recom
mendod as an experienced man in his
line, having had 3) years experience
in the electric light and power busi
ness. 11k i, one i f the two men who
built the All any plant lti jvan u:;o
and has been its general supcrintend
ant aud electrician until Junuray 15,
when he Hold out.
With the new iminag -r comes the
aunouiceu ent of important improve
ments by 1 ho Light mid Water com
pany. A ne.v power hou' of much
large,r dimcusinu than tho one now in
use is to be constructed, in which a
new 5iHl-hoio power twin turbine
water wheel, of the latest typo is to
be installed. Tho ditch w ill be en
larged and tho Hume, which has been
the source of so much trouble, iH to
be displaced by a large hydraulic
pipe buried in the ground, of ample ca
pacity to supply the turbines.
"The combined capacity of the gen
erators on hand is sutilcient to supply
3H00 lu-enndlo power lights," says
Manager lioif. "About half of this
number is required to light the city
of Hood Kiver. Though the full pow
er of the turbihe now in use is re
quired to furnish tho lights, an
electric power service for motors
could l provided during the day at
once should such bo called for. As
Reduced One-fifth for One Week
just to reduce stock mix make space for Summer Sporting
Baker, Ithaca, Lefever, Baltimore
Furniture and Carpets
Stock is low, but we show all the Staples and some
will continue up to the arrival oL the new lines.
For three years we have sold the
Gold Hibbard, Bartlett and Conover
$18.00 to $36.00'
find not one single complaint about any of the 104
machines now in use in this section. We have shipped
niachines to Mosier, Pendleton and Cascades.
There is nothing- made that is not included in our
present complete stock.
'.Rlock Planes 150 to 2.00
Hammers.., 250 to 2.00
Saws 200 tO 7.00
Squares ; 400 to 3.00
15its or Chisels in sets or single. All makes.
Crockery, Glass and
These lines are now so complete that we shall be much
pleased to have you look over the stock, if only to report
to a friend who will require an outfit.
Paints and Oils
We have never varied in source of supplies. Our prices
have remained at the lowest level and the quality has
We have no boast about the "biggest stock in Chi
cago." tint we do furnish promptly every piece of material
required for any kind of building, and guarantee it.
Hardware and Furniture
soon as the new turbinos aro installed
a large surplus of power will be avail
able, when a 24-hour electric light
and power service will lie inauguated
if anything near sufficient business
can be secured to pay expenses to
start with. Should Hood River be
able to support such a power service
the people might well be proud as
many towns four times larger than this
cannot boast of eo attractive induce
ments to manufacturers. "
The water supply is also to receive its
share of attention in the laying of
several thousand feet of new mains
of from four to 10 inches in diameter,
preparatory for fire hydrants when
ever they may be needed.
Manager Uotf states that the Light
and Water company is now In a posi
tion financially to carry out the im
provements contemplated, plans for
which are nearly completed, and the
work will be pushed as rapidly as pos
sible as soon as the material can tie
placed on the ground. He also
states that the policy of the com
pany will lie to keep in ad
vance of the requirements iu
their line, striving to make
the ?ervice and the company popular
in the community.
In commenting on the prices of liv
ing in -Hood River, Manager Uotf
says: "I am surprised to lind lighting
and water rates here to lie as low as
the lowest in the state, when most all
other commodities are so much high
er than in the Willamette valley."
1 tea u ti ful eyes and handsome face are
eloquent commendations. Bright eyes
aro windows to a wotnans heart. Hol
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea makes
bright eyes. 3fi cents, Tea or Tablets.
Sold by C. N. Clarke, druggist.
FOR THE RAILROAD
Hood Kivcr, Or., Feb. 22. Kditor
Glacier: .The projected railroad for
which surveys are now being made
through our neighborhood constitutes
the chief topic for thought and conver
sation amoiig the inhabitants of the
Enst Side. The diversity of ideas con
cerning the mute Hint should lie chosen ;
the kind of railroad that should he
built, and whether this particular road
should be built at all are about as num
erous as the property owners, them
selves. From the many surveys that have
been made by the company in compli
ance with the wishes of laud owners,
it is very evident that the company is
anxious to obtain a right of way along
the line of least resistance, and if possi
ble, no resistance at all.
The matter would be easier of solu
tion were it not for the fact that many
arc wedded to the idea that an electric
road is the need of the valley instead of
the steam road now contemplated. The
friends of the electric road say that if
this company can be kept out, that in a
very short time an electric road will
start out westward from the city of
Hood Kivcr and skirt the entire vailey,
ramifying through all the principal
thoroughfares, and even among tho by
ways, hedges and fruit farms every
where, and perhaps wind up by carry
ing on a flirtation with our Venerable
Mount Hood itself i
We are told that rights of way across
tillable lands will scarcely be required
from anyone, becai.se. of the ease with
which trolley cars can follow along
county roads, turu fence corners, dodge
around stumps, mullen stalks, natives
and other objects that happen to raise
their heads. The fact that this is an
utterly impracticable, plan, even if cap
ital could be found to carry it out, does
not appear to have entered into the nod
dles of anything like a majority of the
If a railroad is to be built anywhere
in the valley it should I a standard
gunge road, built on reasonably straight
lines and practicable grades, so that the
regular freight cars used by all railroads
could be pushed up into the valley, and
loaded readv for shipment to any part
ol the I'nited States.
Trolley cars can make all the crooks
and turns before mentioned, but ordi
nary freight cars cannot because they
are not built that way. If all our fruit
must lie loaded into freight cars, such as
can follow county roads and turn fence
corners, it is evident that fruit will all
have to be transferred to other cars at
the O. K. it N. tracks, thus making the
costs greater than would prevail if it
was first hauled to the Hood Kivcr sta
tion over good roads by wagons.
Any man with a reasonable mind can
easily see that an electric road con
structed on the plan which our dreamers
advocate is out of the question, and
w hen a practicable road is constructed,
it w ill neeessarilly have to go through
somebody's land. I am not telling any
one that he ought to donate to the
company a slice of valuable orchard
land but I am confident that if a rail
road is ever likely to be acceptable to
the people of the 'Kant Side frultdistrict,
that no? is the proper time to make
concessions. I have no reason to doubt
but what this company stands ready to
pay reasonable damages to anyone
whose lands are seriously injured.
An electric road for local freight and
passengers will not pay the cost of oper
ating in the valley for the next 20 years,
to say nothing of interest earniifgs on
capital invested. Nothing but a stand
ard road with the lumbering business to
back it will ever come in time to do
this generation any good.
I am told by those who know, that
the much-talked-of electric roads of the
Kast are built about as solidly as steam
roads, and on grades entirely feasible
for quite lengthy trains of standard
freight cars. .The companies who build
these roods are always careful to link
several important cities and towns
together lor the Very evident purpose of
augmenting the passenger business.
If this railroad is forced to keep down
along the bottom of Hood river canyon,
we farmers of the lower valley may as
well begin at once to vote taxes right
and left for building macadam loads.
We are told that this company will be
so thoroughly independent of the farm
ers that freight charges will be "out of
sinht." This may be true and it may
not, but I have just the same amount
of confidence in one corporation that I
have in another, or even a combination
of farmeis themselves. The laws of the
land, the limit which the traffic will
bear, and our wagon roads are likely to
lie our chief regulators in the matter of
tariffs, no matter what kind of a road is
Does any one suppose that electric
railroad companies are in the habit of
doing business for their health? I
opine to the contrary, partly because
persons who live in the suburbs of
Cortland have told me that the rate on
fruit or other freight delivered to their
stations, out of the city by trolley cars,
is much higher in many instances than
the rate by rail from Mood Kiver to
Portland, a distance of 65 miles.
In spite of this reasoning, many will
still be found clinging to the trolley car
idea, because of frequent service and the
many stoppages which are customary
with that method of transportation. If
the new gasoline motors which the
Southern l'aclic Co. is now about to
place on the Portland-llillsboft) steam
road fullill present expectations, there
is no good reason why w e, too, in the
lower valley at least, should not have
frequent service as soon as business de
iclops snllicientlv to justify the com
pany in making this comparitive trifling
outlay. Sp-asirig of thee gasoline
motors, which are soinethinir new, the
Oiogoniau recently said editorially:
It nia.v bp too M)nn to i rophfsy, lmt from
im--ent IniliraliimK the ifSHollnp motor car
will pro vp tts tnni:ernui. a rival lo I electric
car a Hit' WeUbtt'-h gas burner to U;t electric
Now concerning the talk of that elec
tric road, which is to run all around and
through the valley, it is the sheerest
buncombe. I was told last Saturday on
the streets of Hood Kiver that a local
company was forming to construct and
operate such a road. It is merely a
p an to befog the farmers until every
thing that looks like a railroad is talked
to death. No sensible person believes
that the city of Hood Kiver will be se
riously injured by the building of a rail
road through the vallev.
Lying us it does at t lie gateway of the
vallev, with its magnificent water power
for manufacturing, and the transiiorta-
lion afforded by a transcontinental rail
road and the Columbia river. Hood
Kiver always will ba the metiopolis of
this region, and as the upper valley
grows, in like measure will be the
grow th of greater Hood Kiver.
K. K. HAKBISON
The Best Physic.
AVIien vou want a physic that Is mild
and gentle, easy to lake mid certain to
act, HlWuvs use ( liamberlnin a htomacn
and Liver Tablets. For tuile at Will
The manufacture of gold pens will
form one of the many inierestinu work
l ing displays at the Ix'wis and Clark ex-
Locate your home where the best improvements are going. -Sewers,
Spring Water and Sidewalks, fine view and good drainage,
All these are found in
Which will he included in the First Sewer District, and which is beyond question the most
desirable residence section in Hood River. Buy now before the prices advance.
The W. C. T. U. met as announced,
in the U. B. church, Tuesday even
ing at 2 o'clock. A program had been
prepared in honor of the memory of
Prances E. Willurd, who was the be
loved and trusted leader of the White
Kibbon forces from 1874 to the time
of her death in 18!)8. Interesting pa
pers were read by different meuilierB
of the union upou the life ami works
of this "ideal woman." A goodly
number was present and all felt that
they wore helped and benefitted in
considering so noble a life. Next meet
ing will be March 7.
Marble Tribute to Francos W illard.
The snow-white marble statue of
Miss Francis Willard. conspicuous as
the only statue of a woman among a
score or more of images of noted men,
was unveiled in the statuary hall of
the capitol at Washington, Friday
afternoon Februray 17, with exercises
of a highly interesting and impressive
character. The statue is a gift from
the state of Illinois, but its formal
acceptance was made the occasion of
a loving tribute from tho women of
the entire country to the memory of
the great temperance leader.
I lie exercises were conducted under
the auspices of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union of the District of
Columbia. The national officers of
tho organization, a numlior of the
state presidents and many loading
workers from various parts of the
country were iu attendance. The exer
cises were attended by the niemliers of
congress in a body and addresses
eulogising the life, character and
work of Miss Willarif were delivered
by several of the representatives from
At the conclusion of the exer
cises UKM school clitlilien tiled
through statuary hall mid placed a
white carnation at the foot of the
statue. The statue, which is of Cara-
ra marble, is the work of Miss Helen
Farusworth Mears of Wisconsin. It
represents the famous temperance
leader standing in a modern dress by
a reading desk as though about to ad
dress au audience. At her feet on the
pedettal are carved these words from
one of her addresses: "Ah I it is
women who have given the costliest
hostages to fortune. (Jut into the
battle of life they have sent their best
beloved, with fearful odds against
them. Oh, by the dangers they have
dared; by the hours of patient watch
ing over bods of helpless children
lay ; by the insenso of 10,1)0 prayers
wafted from their gentle lips to
Heaven, I charge you to give them
power to protect along life's treacher
ous highways those whom they have
No More Phones on Mount Hood Line
Ho. .(1 Kiver, Oregon. Feb. 2(1, 11)0,).
Editor Glacier In answer to the many
comments of your various correspond
ents in regard to the poor service on the
"Cloud Cap Inn Telephone line," I take
this method of informing the patrons of
the line, that on and after April 1, all
telephones will he removed from the line,
except the one at Bert Sanilniann's
house ul Mount Hood, mid to remove
the caue of so much disfatisfgction to
N. t even with a man to patrol the
line every dav can it lie kept in working
order, iind that I certainly cannot altord
Hy kindly (.iving this space in your
vaiuauie paper, win very much ounge,
MRS. 8. LANGILLK.
'Surprise on Mr. and Mrs. Mason. J
Iriends and neighbors of A. I. Mason
at li tie drove gathered for a social eve
ning and a surprise party at the Mason
home last Friday evening. Flinch
was the game of the evening. Refresh
ments were served, and it is not necess
ary to statu that a jolly good time is
reported by all.
Those present were: M r.andMis Jnr-
vis, Aliss JNeltie tileuson, .Miss Clara
Copple, Miss Mara Smith, Hen Iage,
MissLuIa limit, Martin Dragseth, Will
MaUill, MissOrvaMaGill, Mrs. MaGIII,
Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Mason, Miss Joy
Mason, Master Floyd Mason.
Institute I'liifotiii Company.
Brigadier (icneral J. C. Jones, Oregon
brigade, uniform rank, Woodmen of the
World, was in IL od Kiver Wednefday
night and addressed the local crmp.
(icneral Junes' How of burner kept the
house in a continuous uproar, and lie
w as voted the entertainer par excellence
by his fellow Woodmen in this city.
Jones also represents the Tilton liros.,
While here, Commander Jones in
stituted a company of uniform Wood
men in the local camp.
(irateful for Kind Deeds.
Mrs. J. B. King played the part of!
good Samaritan last Friday and Sat
urady by paper hanging and other!
work to make Mrs. Noteman more '
comfortable. Mrs. Noteman bus
been on the aick list for the lust
month aud it is such kind acts to ,
those who live lonely lives that show I
that the spirit of Christ is still among
Should the senior senator of Oregon i
go into retirement, either fored or vol
untary, what an unseemly scramble
there would be to don the senatorial i
toga. In fact, already the political vul
tures Imagine they smell prey, and are
trimming their sails accohiigly. Its
funny, genuinely no, if It is costly to
the poor devil of a taxpayer, to bear
the iieople talk and rant about the
'choice of the people" when It comes
to electing aetiators, or almost any
other officers for that matter. It has
got so nowadays that public offices,
where thr emolument are of any con
sideratlon, are regarded as legitimate
article of barter, lint such is poliihu.
Kt. Johns Review.
iverview Park Addition
iver Development Go
Mr.and Mrs. Harris have been visit
ing tho family of Mr. Metcalf at Bel
mont for the last few days.
A surprise party was given for Amy
Stauffer Thursday evening by her
teacher and schoolmates. The even
ing was spent very pleasantly playing
II. A. Stauffer and family left for
Mrs. A. I). ISoai'dman of Wat son -
ville, Cal., spent lust week in Pine
Grove visiting friends ami relatives.
Mr. Olson of Minnesota, Mr. Thom
son of Tho Ptd'is, i rd Mr. Klindt of
Tho Dulles v.iio ii-itors here last
If yen havin't tho grip you are
not iu the stylo. That is what the
Pine Grove people think.
Mr. Hill siieut a lew davs in The
Dulles last week.
A surprise party was given Miss Ma-
gill at the homo of her sister, Mrs. Ma
son, last Friduy evening. Those pres
ent reported a most enjoyable time.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 8.
Davis, nccompHiih d by his wife, is
visiting at the home of his parents.
Miss Alieo Marks returned from a
visit in Portland, Thursday. ,
Miss Mabel liiddell spent Saturday
and Sunday with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. (i. 11. Iiiddcl), who are visiting
at the home of their daughter Mrs.
O. H. Jenkins, in Hood Kiver.
Mr. and Mrs.J. H. Mulov snent Fri
day and Saturday visiting in Hood
Clarence Littlelleld has been unite
sick but is letter now..
Attention I nited Artisans.
You are all rouuested to meet on
March 1 at H o'clock, p. m. Import
ant business to consider. All mem
bers attending this mooting will have
their dues reduced .'HI per cent.
1). II KN RICH, Secretary.
Just Wanted to Know.
"Mister Ilrown" said the old colored
woman, coining into the cross-roads!
store, "von ain't not no spool-cotton
number thirty, is you?"
"Why Aunt Sallv, 1 didn't say 1
didn't have it, did I?"
"You go 'lorg, Mister Urown. I didn't
ax )ou 'ain't y- u got it?' I axed you
'is you?' Ain't yon?" I.ippincott's.
Her Opinion of the Choir. j
Senator Penrose hivb that a friend of
his residing at Wilkes-Harre recently
engaged as i nte to a Scotch girl just
come to this lountiy. It appears that
one Sunday the lady induced the nurse,
who is of the strictest sort of Presby
terians, to at lend a beaut'fnl church
just erected in Wilkei-Harre.
When the tirl returned her mistress
asked her if she had not found tho
church a line one.
"Yes Ma'am," responded the girl, "it
is very beautiful."
"And the Hinging," said the lady,
"was'nt that lovely?"
"Oh, yes," replied the nurse, "it was
very lovely Ma'am, but don't you think
it's nn awful way to spend the Hah
At about It) ::it) Monday morning the
steam ferry was making its way to the
Oregon side w hen it encountered an Im
mense piece of ice which fastened it
self on the cable, refusing to dislodge
or allow the boat lo puss. For over an
hour the ferry attempted to "buck It,"
waltzing about in vain endeavor, and
llnally gave up and returned from
whence it came. How long the Ice
will continue to block navigation re
mains to be seen. Chronicle.
It makes no dilli rence bow many
medicines have failed to cure yon, if
you are troubled with headache, consti
pation, kidney or liver troubles, Ilol
ilster's Rocky Mountain Tea will make
you well. Sold by C. N. Clark, druggist.
I'. S. CoMMISSIOXKR.
The Old aud Reliable and Up-to-date Real Estate Agent. 2." years 11 resident r?
City and Valley. 20 years in Real Estate and Insurance in town. If you want t i
or sell Real Estate, come and see me. (
The following list is only a small portion of laiids we have for sale:
1. 5.room house and over un
acre of land. Most sightly loea- '
tion in tow n. About 40 fruit trees
aud other fruit. Kasy terms.
2 It liox I :!"., good location
and fine view 850
3. Cue and one half lots on
State .-treet, fenced, sidewalk and
fiui'. trees 4(50
4. Six Hue lots on tlie hill, very
Hue view 1100
5. A gcod building lot In I'.ar-retl-Sipma
ti. Small li'Mi-e and g.sul lot in
Illowera' addition $00
. IImie and lot and good barn
in good sightly location 1250
K. A good huines corner on
Oak street, 7'ixliK) f.et. Three
i good buildings on the projieriy... 5000
Have opened an up-to-date . "
RETAIL LUMBER YARD
On River St., 4 Blocks West of Depot,
and will carry a complete lino of .
. Lath, Mouldings,
GEO. F. COE & SON
Wish to call your attention to the fact that, they have a
well selected line of
School Tablets, Pencils
and anything you need for School use. . Don't forget
that they also have a line of fine : "
Candies, Nuts and Sundries
too numerous to mention.
Call, and call again. " '.Rhone 1 'M
GEO. F. COE & SON
GO TO - "
bone & Mcdonald :
For Flour, Feed, & Groceries
Look at our prices on Rubbers: Child's Rubbers, 200
Ladies' Rubbers, 500 Men's Rolled Edge " 7."0
Ladies' and Children's Rubber Roots at propor-'. ' "
tionately low prices. ' t
Underwear at prices that cannot bo duplicated in town.
Call and see us. Free delivery.
bone & Mcdonald
THE MILL WILL NEVER GRIND
with the water that is past, but unlike
the mill, our past orders have been
Hlled so snccesrftilly that new ones are
constantly coming In from our old
patrons. Are you to lie one of them?
Our Dalles Patent and White River
Hour is the finest that is milled, and
j Is ground from the best selected wheat;
i in fact the cream of the wheatllelds,
I and It makes the most delicious bread
while and palatable.
I FOR SAM BY
'stranahan & BAGLEY
Hood River, Or.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Also the exclusive sale of lots
iu Hlvervlew Park and Idlewllde
1 25 acres !)'a miles from town
on the Kast aide; (rood apple land
hiioiii acre ciearea ami 40 iruit
tree set. A house, one half mile
from fcdmil, on K. F. D. route
1 5 acre 2 miles from town on
Went aide. All in cultivation; i
acre in strawberries; a few fruit
trees; a 4 room house; small barn;
close to church. Kasy terms 1500
3. 20 acre of good apple land,
unimproved, 12 mile from town
4. 40 acrea 6 milt s from town,
37 acres In cultivation, 4 acres In
strawberries, 400 apnle trees of
1 the bent varieties and In One con-
Idition.aeveral acrea in alfalfa and
clover; ad good laud, one-half
Notary IN m-ic
mile from school anil 'til u '
the best views ii. i.w .ill.-,
Uood terms '.. itlOO
5. 10 ai res of nniiiii.r ved l. i. I
(1 miles from town, level and .ic
ily irrigated; will grow Hin .in I
of crops; close to sell.".; and
irrigating ditch t K.O
6. 20 acres of unimprovnl I.
6 miles from town, level a' d -i -ily
irrigated; will grow any I in I
of crops; close to school ai I
church :. 1S00
7. W) acrea six miles from t v;i
on West side; 4 acres iu bearing
orchard; creek runs through the
place; flue for fruit or grass; good
4 -room house 8500
8. Harry Drown place of " acres
4 acres In strawberries; horse,
wagon, harness, farm tools and a
-Inch water right g i nil tin