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HOOD RIVER, GLACIER, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1005.
Priee-cuttintf by parties buying
berries on the street played Biuatth
last week with the berry market. Moth
the Davidson Fruit Co. and the Fruit
Growers' Uuiou are confident the
price could have been maintained two
weeks longer at from "Kk; to 1.00 above
what it is now, wore it not for t(fe in
terference of shippers buying ou the
street and who are content to make
'25c a crute, wht-ihur the growers
throughout the valley lose a dollar a
orate ou their berries or not.
"Arrangements have been made by
the Uuiou for marketing the berries
of its shippers so that the uuiou feels
confident of getting the best results
out of conditions, whatever they may
be," says Mr. Shepard. "People are
not only losing money but doing
others harm whou they sell or place
their berries with other parties, and
cause a cut in the price.
"Last week the union sold to a
dealer in a small town at 1.00 and he
cancelled the order stating he could
get them at 8U.U0 and had them
ordered. This letter and a number of
others forced the union to meet the
situation or loose the customers. The
price could have boon maintained at
$4.00 for evory crate of berries on that
day, the Kith of May, because there
were a great many more orders on llle
that could be illled at jil.OO.
"It is not known who is doing this
cutting, but it exit-ts. The union had
one order of 100 crates cancelled at
i:l.50 because someone quoted at $3.00.
Another order of i" orates cancelled
at tXM because they had beeu quoted
"Texas ships 2) cars of berries a
day, followed by Mississippi and
Louisiana :W0 curs per year each.
Next is Arkansas and Missouri, these
districts shipping li.OOO to 5,000 cars
per year. Colorado has :HK) cars per
year, Hesides thi , Michigan raises
several hundred cars, to say nothing
of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, all
growing berries. Twenty-live thous
and crates are grown at Spokane,
000 around Seattle in the ocean and
Lake Washington district. Herries
are also grown locally around Port
land, Salt Lake and lioise, all of
which interfere more or less and make
the manager's lot not a happy one.
"North Carolina shipped '2i ears
the first three days they started in
on car loads, and the fourth day 113
cars. So you see that with H,0l)0 to
50,00 cars of berries from Arkansas
and Missouri going everywhere, in
cluding the states of Dakota and even
as far ns llutte and Iluleua, that we
are not the only people, and do not
have a cinch like the Standard Oil.
"We pomotimes suffer, but are not
the only ones North Carolina this
year has already had 50 cars a day
spoil at the depot because they did
not get enough c.ira to move their
Pickers Are More Plentiful.
The question of pickers, which
came near hoii.'g a serious one last
week, hud the weather turned suddenly
warm, is adjusting itself. The Union
realizing the scarcity of pickers, tele
phoned daily ads in to the Journal
and Telegram, and news was tele
graphed to the Oregonian concerning
the scarcity of pickers.
Frank Chandler went to Portland
for three days to visit employment
otlices, steamboat landings, etc., to
secure pickers. The Union has dozens
of letters from parties desiring pick
ing and packing, (irowers in need
can get these letters at the Union
office, answer direit and secure all
the pickers they want.
Last year the Union had letters
from hundreds of people who could
be secured and were anxious to come,
and at the same time growers were
calling for pickers on the street and
complaining about scarcity and would
not go to tho trouble of replying to a
letter to arrange ubout coming and
assure them of a place.
Finest Fruit Advertising He Ever Saw.
, "That's the best piece of fruit ad
vertising I ever say in my life," re
marked Mark Levy, of Portland, to
Frank Chandler, when he was shown
the beautiful strawberry label recent
ly gotten up by Manager Shepard, of
the Hood Hiver Fruit (irowers'
The lithograph label is a reproduc
tion in actual size of a box of 4-tier
Hood Kiver strawberries packed in a
uound box. It! to the layer. Hoside
the box aiiD.iurs !our berries side by
side whiou extend a trille beyond five
inch marks on a rule. Very convinc
ing argument as to the size of l'ood
Handsome Fruit Hex Labels.
In tho oflice of Manager Shepard of
the Fruit Growers' union is a large cl
lection of hanils'iinn fruit box labels,
gathered from different parts of Oregoi.
These labels go to show that a great
deal of money is expended by other
fruit growers and shippers to place their
fruit on the market in attractive pack
ages. So far Hood Hiver has made
little use of etich label", but the asso
ciations here do not intend 'o lie behind
the times, and Mr. Shepaid is securing
samples of all the different labels lie
can in order t get the I e t Mi.'gestion
for a Hood Kiver fruit box 1 bel.
What's the I'se of (Jimd Itoads?
Hood Kiver, Or., May 2:!. Editor
Glacier: Keing anxious to know the
amount of travel over F.ngene street,
in front of my house, a count was
made last Saturday, which resulted as
From 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. a total of
G25 rigs went by, either up or down
the hill. This does not include foot
passengers, horscbackers or bicyclists;
neither does it include the rigs going
up the other hill or the other roads
out of town, or the early or late teams.
it is estimated from this that there
must l considerably more than 1,000
teams which come into town very of
en, and it was not a very good day for
teams, either, being cold and rainy.
Did you ever stop to consider, Mr.
Storekeeper, that there is nothing like
good hitching places in frout of a store
to work up trade, unless, of course, it
is an ad in the Glacier?
H. C. BATEHAM.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our sincere
thanks and apprecation to the kind
friends who so willingly opened their
hearts and homes to assist in the en
tertainment of the visiting delegates
to our district couferenco and bp
worth Legue convention.
MRS. F. E. JACKSON,
HELEN M. DEITZ,
Don't let the chrildren suffer. If
hey are fretful, peevish and cross, give
l hem Hollister's Kocky Mountain lea.
The best baby tonic know n. Strength
and health follow its use. 35 cents at
Cha. S. Clarke's drug store.
SHOULD BE GOOD
ROAD TO MOSIER
H. M. Abbott who made the overland
trip to Mosier Sunday, believes the
Hood River Commercial Club could do
nothing better than to take op the mat
ter of a better rod between this city
"There is a large amount ol trade at
Mosier which could be secured by the
Hood Hiver merchants if they would
only go after it. All that is needed is a
good grade between here and Mosier,"
said Mr. Abbott. "Many of the people
of Mosier who now go to The Dalles for
goods not carried by the stores of Mosier,
prefer to make the longer trip to The
Dalles because the grade is not no steep,
and the road in far better condition:
"A committee of the Commercial club
should investigate the feasibility of a
road along the river bank. It would
likely be necessary to drive piling in the
river at points or make a plauk road
over the sand, but if such a road could
lie constructed it would be a big thing
for the merchants here, and would serve
in many ways to strengthen tlm ties of
relationship between the two communi
ties. "Mosier is growing rapidly these days.
Some 1200 acres are now being cleared
and will be planted this fall to fruit
trees. Many men of means have bought
property at Mosier' recently and are im
proving the same. You will see Mosier
coming rapidly to the front within a
year or so.''
E. H. Hartwig Is also anxious to see
lietter roads between here and Mosier.
Speaking on the subject the other day,
Mr. Hartwig said :
"Business men of Hood Kiver are
perhaps not fully aware that business to
which they are rightly entitled goes to
The Dalles and other points on account
of bad roads stony roads which would
not take much capital anil labor to be
made good solid roads.
"Customers go twelve and fourteen
miles to the Dalles when they could
reach Hood Kiver by traveling 7 to 9
miles, not so much because they have
a long grade to climb but because the
road is covered with little stones that
could lie easily removed. The grade
cannot lie eliminated but the stones
which are left in the track from season
to season could be easily removed.
Mood River Imisess men should inquire
into this matter through its Commer
NO POOLING GOOD
WITH POOR FRUIT
"A great many dealars ou my trip
through the east complained of ber
ies in 1004 being small, and I have a
letter on file which says it is a dis
grace for Hood River to send out
such small berries," said K. H. Shep
ard, manager of the Hood Kiver Fruit
"Our growers, if they expeet the
union to get good results, must put
up first-class stock in good shape,
properly culled," continued Mr.Shep
ard. "All berries will be carefully
examined, graded and classified by an
inspector. They will be classified and
loaded accordingly, and the best ber
ries will get the advantage of going to
the highest-price market. It is your
duty to be in the first-class.
"Our gradiug will be done without
fear, favor or prejudice. To place
ourselves above criticism the inspect
or, when a pack is faulty, will submit
the hallocks to a committee. The in
spector will not lie allowed to give the
name of the grower owning the ber
ries. The committee, without know
ing who the berries are from, will
pass judgment and their decision will
"The man who grows good fruit
aud puts it up properly, by this sys
tem will not lie compelled to pool and
divide up with the man who grows
ordinary fruit or puts up fruit poorly
and without being properly culled."
J. M. Chilty has been to Mosier and
bought 80 acres of laud from Frank
Lapeer, the place Will Ilird bought
aud did not complete his payments.
Miss Ida M. Wright completed her
term of school in district 56 aud went
home to help her father care for the
large Htraw lierry crop they have near
llood Kiver. School will begin for a
short term on Wednesday, May 20.
Miss Loom is from The Dalles, having
been engaged for the coming term.
Ed True aud family, Mr. Mothers
head and family, moved to Cascade
Locks on Saturday and will be em
ployed by the Wind Kiver Lumber Co.
to work in the mill at the Locks. We
are sorry to lose such neigbors and
hope our new ones will be as good.
Ed Miller has beeu here for a few
days receiving ties for the I). & li. O.
railway. Mr. Alhuler has also been
receiving timber for the N. P. ruil
way at the O. L. Co's yard here.
Dick Depee and family have started
their boarding house for the lumber
company, which will be a great con
venience to the employees, lieing
The O. L. Co. is rushed with busi
ness and had to work Sunday to catch
up with their orders,
located close to their bunk bouse.
Mr. Fitzgerald, the O. R. & N. de
tective, was here this week around
aud near Viento.
Stole the lloat hut lid not Drown.
Skippor Olsen at Underwood awak
ened Sunday morning to find bis large
sail boat had disappeared from its
moorings. Taking another bout and
going down the river captain Olson
found his ferry boat tied near the
farm of E. Locke, four miles west of
this city. It was found out later that
some of the loggers from the Daven
port mill, who attended the dance
at Under.vood Saturday night took
French liae with the boat when they
wanted to cross to tho On gon side
early Sunday morning.
The report that the boat was found
at Locke's place started the rumor
about tho city Monday night that
three men in a green boat had gone
over the rapids at Cascade Locks
that afternoon. The story gained
rapid circulation, and on Tuesday it
even brought a telephone message
from The Dalles inquiring about the
supposed drowning at ttie Locks.
A Literary Treat.
The Woman's Alliance will during
the summer give a series of interest
inc and instructive reading of Stod
dard'g lectures, with folk-songs and
habits of the people of the country
which the lecture describes.
The Alliance members and friends
are invited to attend these lectures.
The first reading will be at the resi
dence of Mrs. E. L. Smith Friday af
ternoon, May 26, at 2:30 p. m.
Dinner served at Hotel Wau-Gwin-Gwin
Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 p. m.
Get a meat safe of F. G. Coe and defy
FOR HOOD RIVER
An electric railway for Hoed River
valley appears now almos-t a certiuty.
The Glacier learns that Portland
capitalists are interested in the pro
ject. They believe the project entire
ly feasible from a linauciul standpoint,
and it is expected that actual opera
tions toward coiihtiuction of the road
will begin this summer.
Particulrs are not yet given out,
but it is understood that the line will
cover the west side of the valley, and
possibly swing around and include the
east side in its circuit. The large
amount of tourist travel which would
patronize the road, together with the
local freight and pusseugor traffic,
makes the promoters teel confident ti e
road would soon be a paying invest
Goldondule, Wash., May Zi Two
crews of surveyors arrived last Fri
day, and are believed to bo woiking
for the N. r., but of course tliey
claim they know nothing. At present
they are working out oust of Golden
dale. We believe it is only a matter
of a little time until we will have a
through line to connect with the
Northern Pacillc, at Prosser, or tome
more convenient pace.
A good rain fell here yesterday and
the weather denotes more today.
There seems to be no doubt in the
minds of the farmers ubout a crop
this year, as the copius rains w ill in
sure a good crop.
Active work has commenced on the
eloctric light and power plant. Mr.
rellows comes to Goldendale well rec
ommended, and we think he will give
the town good service
Do not Ilclicve Itels Is (iuilty.
Among the people of Mount Hood,
there is a strong belief that Frank
Kies is not guilty of the killing and
destruction of James Foss, the eccen
tric old bachelor, who met such a
tragic death two weeks ago. A promi
nent citizen of Mount Hood, speaking
on the subject, says:
"Atler reading what has been pub
lished in all the papers in regard to
the Foss murder, 1 have made up my
mind that only one side of the case
has lieen presented. It is taken for
granted that everything that has been
said was true, but we thiuk a little
light should lie thrown on the other
side us well. '
"While wo, the people of Mount
Hood, in general do not approve of
doing business in the way it was done
at Foss' place, there were very few
surprised to hear of his death. No
one, though, expected it to come as it
did. His imaginary enemies were
plentiful in this community, and ouco
he suspected any man he would make
open threats of violence and would go
so far as to say ho would kill any and
all of his enemies.
"Some people havo left here to keep
out of trouble with him ; others could
"Calls were made on our county
authorities for protection from this
man, but, none came. Three dilferent
times was he arrested and taken out
of his place, and each time he was let
loose it only served to make liini tho
"There is no one outside of this
place who knows what tho people have
had to put up with at his hands.
Wo think the press has lieen very
much misinformed in regard to this
case, and hope to see no one sutler
who is not guilty. As for tho defend
ant in this case, we don't consider
and never did consider him any other
than a straightforward, peaceable
man, which cannot bo said of the de
ceased. Kies is not generally con
sidered guilty in this neighborhood."
Notes From the F.ntcrprisc.
Tuesday morning the Unitarian Sun
day school came over from Hood Riv
er and picnickod ou Mr. Jovvett's
beautiful lawn. They wore a happy
lot and had a merry time of it. The
shower that came up about one
o'clock and interfered with their din
ner somewhat would havo marred the
pleasure of an ordinary gathering,
but it only increased tho fun for
them. They returned to thier homes
across the river.
P. S. C. Willis, superintendent of
lines and construction of the Skaman
ia Cooperative Telephone association
and a member of the board of direct
ors, has built the lierry Kelt line anil
connected it with the Wyers &. Kreps
system of this place. This brings the
ranchers of Glen, Cameron, Under
wood Landing, Smith & Clark's store,
and Underwood ferry into phono com
munication with White Salmon, Hu
sh m, Trout Lake, Gleiiwood, Hood
River, The Dalles, Portland and elso
where. R. D. Cameron, Mose Thorn
ton, Ira Rowland, Mike hornton, Pro
fessor C. H. Cromwell, Smith and
Clark, and Gladden at the White Sal
mon dock have taken phones and sev
eral more have been ordered. The
Enterprise job oflice is getting out a
Directory and monthly service cards
for the convenience of those who are
not situated to have a phone of their
own. These cards will lie issued and
will permit the holder to use the
phono most handily reached on the
G. W. Parson, of Hood Kiver, made
purchase of a small acreage of land in
this district recently. He will make
it his hoii.e soon. Other parties are
looking around them, hunting a place
to light, llood Kivei ites know a good
place once in a while at least a few
of them do. Town Hill Correspond-
Early Cherries In Eastern Klickitat
J. W. (iillcnwater of Columbus,
brought in the tir-t load of cherries on
Thuri-diiy, May IS. lie was about ten
days ahead of lar-t season, w hile the
cherries are fully matured and beautiful
in appearance. It is needlets to say
they went off with great rapidity. His
orchards are devoted largely to cherries,
and the crop is first-cass and abun
dant. The Agriculturist acknowledges
a splendid box of the first picking.
A Creeping Death.
Mood poison creeps up lowaidsthe
heart, causing death. J. K. iSleains,
lielle I'lniiie, Minn. .writes that a friend
dreadfully injured bis bund, which
swelled up like blood poisoning. Iluck
len's Arnica Salve drew out the poison,
healed (he wound, and saved his life,
liest in tlie world for burns "lid sores.
'irc at C. X. Clarke's drug si ore.
Mrs. Kntrican has located in the
Manna Cottage on the corner of fourth
and Kiver streets, one block north of
the I'aris fair and can accommodate a
limited number of boarders. Board
f-t.50 per week.
Don't be deceived
by what certain parties tell you ab.aU
They sre grinding their ax, and you
niBy feel its sharp edge.
See for yourself
(in to the depot and examine the
White Salmon Berries
Compare them with any raised in Hood
l!i'er for size, firmness, color and flavor.
It takes more than a "lb cky P.luff" to
raise such fruit.
Come and view onr beautiful valley ;
ttccan show you the soil, uininte and
location for first-class fiuit and lu rries.
Just as good land as yon will pay
tw iw as much for wheic you huv repu
tation. Land that is miv to advance in
value as our valley develops.
Call at the White Salmon Land com
pany, it is our pleasure io show stran
gers the valley.
White Salmon Land Co.
White Salmon, Wash,
J. A. VANDENBURG,
Fresh bread, cakes and pies.
Made from Hood River Flour.
Furniture, Stoves, Ranges, Crockery, Tin and Granite Ware. !U11 f;1 'verything
in the house furnishing line.
We Exchange New Furniture for Old. Picture Framing. Furniture Repairing. Stove Repairing.
THE BIG SECOND-HAND STORE,
Cheapest Outfitters. O. P. DABNEY & CO-, Proprietors.
Corvallis, Ore., 3, 20. 1905.
Mr. Gi E. Williams,
Hood River, Ore.
The sample of white arsenic which you sent to the
station lias been examined and it was found io con
tain !)?).!) per cent, of white arsenic. This, for all
practical purposes, would lie considered pure.
Very truly yours,
O. L. HNISELY,
Bring in your IV script ions.
Hardware Stewart's Furniture
."(I ft Warranted hose all coupled up .! 2
A full mortised, well painted screen door 1)0
The new Universal Steel Kunge is out at 22 27
Cot ten felt mattresses, gun ran teed, .'() days trial... ! ()
Henmierich pillows, all feathers, each 1 OO
11 new patterns in linoleum, by yd. from .V to 1 ."()
Fancy white decorated bowl and pitcher, the fair... 1 2
Silver metal knives and forks, perdoz .'1 00
Holers unconditional, guaranteed 1 2
Soiij), Williams' shaving, for 2"
Pocket knives, warranted ."()
Shovels, fill steel, solid shank 1 00
Handles for every tool made l()c to .'."
Paper for builders, per roll ."00 ft f.."
Malthoid roofing for all flat roofs, per si 2 .10
Star shingles, to close, per M 1 .'50
Wood fiber plaster, per ton HI 00
Sail .luan and Koaeb Harbor lime bbl. tfl SO, 1 H.
Porch columns, each DO
Bed, iron, of newest patterns ..'J0 00 down to .'I 2"
Sewing machines, washing machines .'1 .10 to 10 00
Our aim is to furnish everything for building, fur
nishing and operating a home. Our ju ices
fire absolutely guaranteed against
any market. We invite the
most careful comparisons.
Stoves Stewart's Crockery
i 5! fLL i
We are showing the largest and most
complete line of clothing for boys ever
shown in the city.
Prices that will open your eyes. Come in and be convinced
FOR BARGAINS IN
In ag'es from
A L. CARMICHAEL
HOOD IMVIOU IILKIHTS
Still have left a Few pairs of Men's and
Boys' Merrit's Pants and Ladies' Skirts.
Men's Tan Shoes, 1A Comforts, splcn- or
good values, at ipJ.4U didly mude,$l (otll.uD
Trading Stamps Given for Cash Purchases.
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 (1UADKS OF
S. J. FRANK
All Repairing Promptly Attended to
HOOD RIVER OREGON
The very finest line of Pianos, from the cel
ebrated (.'bickering, the renouned Weber, the
fine Kimball, which is used and known for its
purity of tone and easy action, the silver-toned
Hohnrt M. Cable;, and on down the line of
Pianos to suit your means and pocket book. .
P.e sure to write for terms, or come and nee
PARKINS & HUGHES,
At EILERS MUSIC CO.,
The Dalles, Oregon.
Three to Twenty
Harness & Saddles