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HOOD RIVER, GLACIER, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1905.
WillowFlat, Eaut Hood River, April
25. 80 far there in nothing uew in
the water (situation, neither side being
ready to make coucetwions. The meet
night tomorrow, Friday night, should
be thergeet meeting yet held, as the
committee Iihh some important rec
ommendations to make.
The more the question is turned
about the more convinced the farmers
seem to be that they should own their
own irrigating hygiem Two Import
ant features from a financial view are:
FirHt. Under a bonded district the
system is exempt from taxation, while
as a corporation or private property
the taxos are amounting to approxi
mately 4 per cent.
Second. Under the present condi
tions the ditch company pays 8 per
cent for borrowed money, while the
district bonds can bo placed at 4 or 5
Community of ownership would
effect a clear saving to the people of
7 to 8 per cent that is now peing paid
to corporate interests.
Along tbi line of municipal owner
ship, we wish to include the follow
ing from the biennial report for 1903-4
of the state engineer of Idaho:
"The oragnization of water users
into hii irrigation district forms the
most astisfactory method yet devised,
lu my judgment, for rapid, econom
ical and successful development of the
irrigaliouu resources of the state,
and the maintenance of works and
distribution of wider, it has the ad
vantage of gi tting the community
locally interested in the discussion
of nil iniormatiou cotic ruing the pe
culiar loo;:l oondiUcns that may ob
tain in eaeli case, nature and growth
of crops,eliuracler if toil, water neces
sities, cost of impK'vementB, expenses
of (dictation, ami ail kindred subjects
upon which the success of the farmers
so much depends. Fach comn. unity
has men eminently (ini .'ilied to carry
on the business of the dull ict when
oragnbed with the proper uuthority.
"Ab hough the prime object of the
organization of an irriagtiou district
has heretofore been considered to lie
in the municipal powers granted it for
the isUHiiee of bonds for the construc
tion and purchase of irrigation works.
1 consider that the law as it exists,
will be no less advantageous to the
districts in the 'home rule' it be
stows, by virtue, of w hich eatch district
can work out its own salvation as to
the pest methods of maintaining ir
rigation works and administering the
water along those linos found to be
of greatest advantage to each commu
nity. " A great advantage under our dis
trict system, which is becoming more
and more apparent is the fact that
water (piirements are found to be lees
under intelligent co-operaive manage
meaut, aid that the same quantity
of water acn be used to raise larger
and better crops ouch year. The neces
sity for each water user demanding
the full a nount of his water right each
year cfr fear his neighbor will aquiie
a right to a pert ion of it his flow
if leil unused, grows less as his confi
deue ini'ieis.'s in J; he administrative
olliors whom UK lias aided in select
itg." The F'ast Folk Irriuntion Co. is put
ting in a much needed impiovement
across Mrs. Atkinson's ranch, in the
wav of a Hume. Heretofore the water
bus been running in an opeu ditch.
A. .1. Price, for the past via- foreman
fur the Hood liiver Orchard Co., has re
signed his position and will feek a new
location, the condition of Mr. Price's
health in ceMsitntims the change. We
regret to lose Mr. Price and his family,
lie having proven himself a reliable and
capable ninii in every respect.
We are glad to note the excellent
quality of the work done by Read Sup
ervisor Massee. Low places have been
made liu'lier, ditches made along the
sides and otitl. t given them to prevent
water standing in pools by the wayside.
When the main-traveled roads are once
put in proper condition, the expense of
maintaining them are reduced to a
minimum, and then more attention can
he given to the secondary roads and
The I est Lake Lumber Co. have
started their potato planter on their
large oi'clmid tract. The compauy ex
pects to plant the major portion of this
tract to Uurlianks. We understood
some time siiu e that the Hood River
Orchard Co. expected to plant about 200
sacks. The Havulson Fruit Co will al
so plant about 10 acres. There will be
several smaller tracts planted. Willow
Flat potatoes stand in the same relation
to other Origin potatoes that her
strawberries stand to these same fruits
( l. Tik nip-ion has sold 12 acres off
his tract here to a Mr. Robinson, we
Frank Massee (iocs Hunting For
some time Frank MiiBsee has been an
nouncing liis intention to bike a hunt
ing trip. Monday morning the spirit
moved him to saddle up his elegant
black hunter, and oiling a choice fox
terrier pup lie rode joyfully away,
lreiiniiiig of the glorious spoils of con
quest. Turning in at I L. Havidson's
to cut across It-he started a monster
"J.uk Rabbit." Presently Mrs David
eon heard a furious uproar in the di
rection of the road. looking nut she
saw a sight to delight even an amateur.
First came the rabbit ; .r0 yards behind
came the pup having at every jump,
and UK) ya'ds mill further back came
Mr Ma-see, riding at full speed, and
yelling like a Comanche Indian. Ar
riving at the house be dismounted for
refreshments. Finally lie decided to re
turn home, a sadder but wiser man.
d. l. n.
Henry 'o lamer (left last Sunday for
bis home in the Kiist.
Will Magill went to The Dulles Sat
urday. A. I. Mason, accompanied by bis
daughter Joy, went to The Dalies to
visit his wile, who is at the hospital.
An Faster service, entitled "Pli of
1 lope," w as given at Pine (irove church
Sunday morti'tig was well attended ami
.Vi. l aee went to The Dalles Satur
Uv io vis.t his wife wlio is in the lius
ji tal of that place.
A number of the young people of the
neighborhood spent Friday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jarvisfor
the purpose f becoming acquainted
with M ss Pcnr! Coulter from Minneso
ta The evening was very enjo ly
'pent. Partners for supper were found
liv matching e.n'que Faster 'ards
Tii'-sc present : Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis,
Misses I ear! C l er, Lulu Hunt, Mara
Smith, Nelt'e tiieasoli, Mabel Riddell.
Alcesnd Vildrel Ma'k: M-ss-u Will
i,Ml'.'r, Will Matiill. tialdi Jarvis,
Ma'ten I:i,-ctli Clan-nee Copple, Ben
L g. , J t a d V alter YunntVr.
Closing out nieu'a bats at Knupp'i.
EXTEND PHONE LINE
TO WHITE SALMON
White Salmon, WHsh., April 20. P.
S. C. Willis ol the Skamania County co
operative Telephone Co. is constructing
a telephone line in the Underwood set
tlement, it is the purpose of t lie com
pany to build west from Underwood to
connect with the li-ie at Collins' hot
springs, and from Underwood to build
east to connect with the White Salmon
system. From here the line w ill be ex
tended to Uoldendale, which will give
a through system from Washougal to
A meeting of the White Salmon fruit
gtowers was called last Sunday after
n ion to organize a union for shipping
anil marketing strawberries and other
fruits. April 27 was set for another
ni -eting to perfect the organization.
The Easter services at the First Con
gregational church were very impres
sive. The decorations were appropri
ate, the sermon inspising and nine new
members were given the right hand of.
J. C. Maclnnes of the White Salmon
Land Co. made a business trip to Gol
dendale last week.
C. H. Thornton has sold his 20-acre
tract on Cameron Flat t Mrs. Eliza
beth E. Ogilvia of Poitland; consider
ation, 120(H). Mrs. Ogilvia will take
position about July 1. The deal was
made by the White Salmon Land Co.
Tberv will be a meeting of the White
Salmon Horticultural society next Mon
day night at 8 o'clock. Paper by S. C.
Zeigler on "Picking, Packing and Mar
keting of Strawberries." Every one is
( ordially inv-ted.
The pupils of the public school, under
the efficient leadership of Professor
t'olburn, will give an entereainment
Thursday night in Lauterbach hall.
The propram will be followed by a
dance. Ice cream and cake will be
served. Admission, 10c. The proceeds
will go toward buying a blackboard.
FKOM THE ENTERPRISE.
It is thought by many growers here
that strawberry picking will begin by
the middle of May. If such is the
case prices ought to be good this
year, as the berries should get in the
market ahead of those from any
other important shipping locality.
They are blooming nicely now and
the vines are making a strong and
healthy growth. The crop promises
to be large.
C. C. Weatherell, of Carson, was iu
town the other day on buisuess. Mr.
Weatherell is very enthusiastic over
the prospects of a railroad down this
side of the Columbia river in the near
future. He believes the Northern
Pacific will begin the construction
work this year and that the road will
be completed iu less than two years.
Mr. Weatherell has studied the rail
road situation very closely and these
predictions are the result of his
P. S. C. Wills, general manager of
the telephone system of Skamania
County, came up from Stoveuson
Tuesday. His company has been soli
cited to extend its line to Lyle, and
Mr. Wills is up looking over the :
ground. If such an extension should I
Ire made the line will necessarily have I
to bo built through White Salmon. !
The line extends from Cui e Horn to
Wind mountain and ipeiates client i
40 phones. If the iom:niy which i
Mr. Wills represents would I t.ild to
Lyle and buy out the con i.uy new
operating between here urni Trout
Lake it would have a splendid tele
phone system, and one that would
pay dividei.ds from the .-hut.
This is getting to lie 1 ke the good o d
summer time, if the weather Keeps up
its lick a little while loi ger the bo s
will have to go to irnjatiiiit. lint tie
water question is not settled el, and
we can not irrigate until we get water.
This water qms io i oUlIiI to be settled
soon, one way or the other, so we may
know what io do.
The sick folks of the Valley are nearly
all on the road to recovery except the
little child of 1). L. Massey, who is very
sick yet. The lit 'hi one lias been sick a
long time, but hopes are entertained of
its recovery soon.
Frank Massey, our road supervisor, is
doing some good ork on the roads. His
work shows that he understands his.
J. Price has given up bis position as
foreman of the Hood River Orchard Co.
and will move to Portland soon.
Mark and Oscar Cameron, who have
been clearing up pome laud on Rcv.J.W.
Jenkins' place, have tin hind shout
ready to set to orchard. The trees were
purchased of The Dalles nursery and
are a line lot.
James Cook and fami y were visiting
in the valley last Sunday.
R. 1!. Aldiidge and family were also
visiting relatives here last Sunday.
Mrs. A. T. Dodge is visiting friends
and relatives in the lower valley this
Some of our homesteaders on (iill
hooley bill have relinquished their
homestead rights to some new coiners
whose names we have not learned.
Five room cottage near the Firs, XO0.
W.J. Raker A Co.
Magnificent Home Site.
Two lots, 60x310 feet, view ol lloo.l Hiver
ran von smith unit north, t'ohonlila and
While Salmon tllvers, Mount lloml anil Ail
inns, terms, (MM. part cash, linliinee Kill per mo
nt s per et Interest. Price rained to $, May
first. Kitwfn A. Henderson.
Notice of Election.
Notice of an election for the purpose of deter
mininn whether or not the proponed Hood Kiver
IrriRHtion District herein alter descnUnl shall
be organized under the provisions of the act of
the Legislative Assembly of the state of OnKon,
approved February 20, INKi.
Notice in hereby (riven that the County Court of
the mate of Orejfun fur the County of Wasco, on
the loth day of March, 190,1. made an order es
tablishing the proposed Hood Kiver IrriRation
DiHtrict, the boundaries of which are as follows,
Commencing at the Northeast corner of the
northwest quarter of Section thirty-three,
Township three North, Rantre ten Kast, W. M.,
in Wasco County, OreRon, and mnninff thence
West one half mile to the Northwest corner of
said section thirty-three; thence South one mile
to the corner common t Sections thirty-two and
thirtv-throe. Townshio three North, Kanfta ten
Kast, and Sections four anil live in Township two
North, Rantre ten Kast; thence West one mile to
the Northwest corner of Section five, Township
Iwo North Rnnr ten on-1 : thnnrn Smith two
Drs. Cowin & Wyldie
Glasses Scientifically Adjusted
AH work guaranteed
Prices Reasonable : :
-WILL UK AT
Mt. Hood Hotel
Commencing Friday, April 28th. J
Don't forget Date and Place
m les to the Southwest corner of Section eirht in
said Township und Kane; iIu-ikv Wi-m mkIu.v
nuls: thence Smith eighty rods; (hence Ka-t eighty
Hals; to the S Clion line between Stations .sevi p
tiHn and eiRhteen in pawl township ami rarve;
themv South einhty r'i; thence i tuit.iw
st veil nW, t hence Sou t h eighty ntis; i Iu nee last
one hundred and thitty-tbu-e nN; i hence tuh
forty rods; thr nee West one hmminl and s.(y
it id to the Section line bri w i-i n Sect uiis
sevi-iili-en and tiKti'n; imM.cr .t.uui iuo ii iii-
Ired rods to the quarter seetn-n oxnrr tu tvvein
Section." nineteen und twenty in su d uwnl:i. und
Kanre; thence wt Uirev-nuariers i n nnl- to a
point eitfhiy rods West of th n i.i.r of sjid
Sect.on nineteen; thence South nr ha.f m:V to
therl ion line Iwtweon St i t urn iirci. i-. und ihir:y
m nod Township and UanRe: liun.v o.-.t whs
i;uiinei-of a milt' to the eoinor onm!'..r t" Nvtion
nitH'Wvn and thirty lownMiip iu t. i;r,t ttimxo
ten 1-list; ami iwenty-four & twon-!,ve in Town-
hip two north, ranffe nine east, ttu south ton
point whore the same ititeiets the left Uin'h of
the stream of Hood Urver; thence down nlotiK
the left hank of Hood River t, ihe point
where th name intersects with the iim-aticy
lit eh of the Farmers hi'a'a'niR t ompany;
thtnee alonR the North ami West line of s:ed
irrupting ditch la a point here the ? ame intei -setts
the township b:'- tx-twerti T.wnshis two
th and lim-e mtrth. lane ten tni. theue
to t!ic stnilinii.it corner -t wet ion xh-i iy-i (nee.
tDVr..-'hip tune north inure tin uc-t; i!i.:ho
north forty ro's; thence west forty rods; theeee
e.oriii fcrty m.is; thence west forty r.i; (hence
norih 01 e hundrexi and sis'.y 11!:.; thence wi .--t
hi' nxis; thence ikii'IIi elwliiy rocN to l he ooinl
Notice is further Riven that sru.f t ourt Ii -nid
mlt rdisiifnated aod naint u sa n i tl-si t ict the" Hood
Kiver Irrigation District, " ami !'oi the purpose of
ieteinnninR whether or not the ani pinposetl
tmuiition district snail iu- oreant'-o or.n i Hie
pnn i: ions of Chapter V of title XM Ite.l
iiiRcr & t'otum's Annotateti C.xii at.d Suituies
f the state of UreRon, the same Ik-uir an uct ol
ihe l,"irisliitive Assembly of the state of Oregon,
approval February 20, lhlt.'. an election will be
held at the HHrrett school hoir-e in said tlistnct on
Saturday, 6th day of Ma v, I which Mini elect-
on will tie held and conducted aa neat ly as piuct
cal in accordance with the Reneral laws of the
state of Oit'Ron, provided that no particular term
f luil ot nhtin be renuiwl. anil that tin? iinvisioiis
of the ekeiion law a as to the form of ballots
let! not unit v. At, said election, the elect urn
sliull cast bnl Iota which .'-hall contain the words;
Irrigation district i e or Irriyrtion district -
No" or words equivplent thereto, and said ballots
-ha a so contain the names ol poi sons to tie voted
for to till the various t-Uviive odices jo esct iIk il in
al act alnive nientionel. namely: an Asseor, a
ollector. a Treasurer and a lioard of three h.rei-
tuvs for said T-ioi(sed irriVai ion dist i n i.
The who e ot said proposed irriyai"ti .l.-dn.-t is
situated in one eleciton precinct, nod I he el etioti
at said Barrett scIumi! house uitlimlh- pro.. .;. .1
listriv-t shall be held Tor Ihe endie thstri. t.
Witness Ihe lion. A. K. Lak". County Jude.
und Hons. If. J. Hiblmnl atul C. H. Slum -hum
County Commissioners of the County of Wasto,
sliite of Oregon, and the seal of (lie ;-m: Court,
thisSUh day of March. A. u. '!".
ISenl.l Mtn, ii . i ; n
FIGURE IS GOOD,
Spread it out. Our Regular Three Button, Single
breasted Socck Stein-BIock are gymnasiums of
I interest. They square away the muscular and bols
ter up the drooping. Come over and be vigorous.
Are Our Friends
NEW CITY OF
Central Point for All of Hood River
Unlimited Water Power to u developed by big
dam to be built tit the place. 15est locution for Factories
in need of cheap power, nt our i';ite. l." stpinrc miles of
best nulling timber, which can he floated into our dam.
The largest ou'putof raw wool of the Cni'ed States.
The best Apple and strawberry land in the world, with
MT. HCOD AND LOST LAKE WATER FALLS
in our front yard for scenic beau y. Pure water, pure
air, perfect health. Sawmills, Woolen mills,
Paper mills, Creameries, Furniture Factories,
Flour mills, right in the Wheat Bolt. Fruit Coiuieries
and others needed immediately at this point.
We will give $."(), ())() in city lots in this town for
suitable college to locate here. Hero is the place of all
places to combine profit, with pleasure; to make an ideal
home. We are now building a commodious castle at the
Happy Hunting Grounds on the trail to
MT. HOOD AND LOST LAKE
at this place, which will be a private Mountain pleasure
resort, where we will entertain a select crowd. If you want
to buy, sell or trade Hood Kiver Valley lands try us first
and make quick transfers and big money, ('till and see us,
write us, or call us over the.Hollophone. Hood Kiver Val
ley property, bought and sold; also Hood Kiver property
exchanged for improved Portland property.
W. R. WINANS.
FOR BARGAINS IN
Furniture, Stoves. Ranges, Crockery, Tin and Granite Ware. i" even i Mug
in the house furnishing line.
We Exchange New Fui .iiL re for Old. Picture Framing. Furniture Repairing. Stove Repairing.
THE BIG SECOND-HAND STORE,
Cheapest Outfitters. O. P. DABNEY & CO , Proprietors.
Corvallis, Ore., a, 20, 1905.
Mr. G. E. Williams,
Hood River, Ore.
The sample of white arsenic which you sent to the
station has been examined and it was found to con
tain ! per cent, of white arsenic. This, for all
practical purposes, would he considered pure.
Very t rnly yours.
O. L. KNISELY,
bring in your l'r script ions.
n Davenport Bros.
f Lumber Company
Have opened an up-to-date
RETAIL LUMBER YARD
On River St., 4 Blocks West of Depot,
and will carry a complete line of
AM) ALL (iUADLS OF
Hardware Stewart' S Furniture
o() ft warranted hose all coupled up $1 2"
A full mortised, well painted screen door DO
The new Universal .Steel Range is out at '2'2 L"
Cotton felt mattresses, guaranteed, .'0 days trial... !) 00
Ilemmeric.li oillows. fill feat hers, each 1 00
11 new patterns in linoleum, hy yd. from (J.lc to 1 o0
Fancy white decorated howl and pitcher, the fair... 1 2"
Silver metal knives and forks, per doz .'5 00
Rogers unconditional, guaranteed 1 2"
Soa), Williams' shaving. for 2."i
Pocket knives, warranted ."0
Shovels, all steel, solid shank 1 00
Handles for every tool made 1()c Io .'5."
Paper for builders, per roll .100 ft Go
Malthoid roofing for all Hat roofs, per s i .10
Stiir shinnies, to close, per M 1 .'to
Wood fiber plaster, per ton 10 00
San Juan and Loach Harbor lime bbl. .! HO. 1 H.I
Porch columns, each S)0 j
Bed, iron, of newest patterns ..'SO 00 down to 2.1 j
Sewing machines, washing m.i.' liiiies f.'5 .10 to -10 00 1
Our aim is to furnish everything for building, fur
nishing ami operating a home. Our prices
are absolutely guaranteed against
any market. We invite the
most careful com
parisons. Stoves Stewart's Crockery
THE MILL WILL NEVER GRIND
wiih the wutrr Hint iiiihI, Inil uiiliki!
the mill, niir mt oriu'W have lircu
lillcil mi Hin'ccxi-I'iilly tlml tii'w onrw nn
( i ih( tt ii t ly (Miming in from out' old
piilnins. Arc you to he ono of tlicm?
Our li.illm l'iilciit anil Wliito Kiver
Hour i the liiifnt that is milled, and
i- jT'ouml IVoiii llie I u-sl Hfli'i'leil wheat;
ill Oct llie cream of the wheatlleldH,
and it maki'H the most ilelii ioiiH hread
-while and palatal'le.
FOR HALF. H V
STRANAMAN & IJAQLUY
Hood Rivei-, Or.
S. J. FRANK
Harness S: Saddles
All Repairing Promptly Attended to
HOOD RIVER OREGON
The very finest line of Pianos, from thecel
ch rated ("hickering, the reiiouned Weber, the
line Kimball, which is used ;md known for its
purity of tone and easy act ion. t lie silver-toned
Ilobnrt M. ('able, and on down the line of
Pianos tt) suit your means and pocket book.
i'e sure to write for terms, or come and see
PARKINS & HUGHES,
At EILESS MUSIC CO.,
The Dalles, Oregon.