ALBERTA IS GOOD FARMING COUNTRY CluroBholm, Alberta, N. W. T.,June l! Kditor ulacier: As I have bad many inquiries as to what kind of a country this 1h, will try to give ray opinion of it. It la all or more than I expected to And, with as stood pros pect of crops as I ever saw. lloth fall and spring wheat are looking flue. People have only been sowing winter wheat for a couple of years, and if it will stand what they say it did Inxt winter and look like it does now it is surely all right. It got down to forty below at one time lant winter and none of the grain froze out. It is about a month later here than la Whhco couty.and beluga new coun try, everything is high, being on an average of about half higher than down there. Am located about eight miles from two good little towns, Clareholm and Leavings, on the Colging and ivimon ton branch of the Canadian Pacific road, both of them being about three years old and having about Ave bun dred population each, and growing fast. An) six and a half miles from the railroad, and have a half section of land. Am breaking sod at the present writing and have about fifteen asres broken. Will get fifty or sixty ready for winter sowing, as one can plow all summer, but can not do much as grain is so high hore at present. Have had on a average of one day's rain a week since we got bere. Am lnylng oil to day on account of rain. Every one is breaking hore now. rive or six steam plow outfits came in to Claresholm this spring and the average of winter wheat will be doubled this fall. Would not advise any one to come to this place unless they have some capital to buy railroad land, as home steads are all gone that are any good They are going forty and fifty miles east of this point now to get free gov eminent lauds. Railroad land is sell ing for live and ten dollars per acre here In six payments; one-sixth down and five payments at six per cent, in terest, and by going further from the railroad can be gotten ror three dol lars per acre. There is a great rush for land, anil hardly a day passes that some one does not come to our place hunting land. There Is a good deal of game here, that is ducks, geese and prairie chickens, l'atber has killed a lynx. catching it on the prairie and killing it with a rock, lliree of us ran down a coyote Monday. We were horse back and ran him for three miles. finally overhauled him and threw a hammer and knocked him over, while the dogs held until 1 tin lulled him. There is plenty of trout in the streams. We caught seventy one da; liiHt week in two hours. We have to IIhIi here on week days, as there is a Sunday law and the mounted police are always around when they are not looker tor. This has Ixton one of the greatest stock countries on the face of the earth. They are having the spring round up now and came in near our place last night. There are about sixty men in the outfit and the prairie is black around here with cattle, Ilul the days of the big cattle companies are over in this section, as the coun try is getting pretty well fenced up. One company ha) two townships fenced up on pasture, and they stilp cattle by the train load from this point. The only ones who say this country is . no good for farming are the stockmen, but who could blame thorn? We are in a settlement of people mostly from the Htates, being people from Washington. Oregon, Dakota and Minnesota, with a few Canadiaus. The country is Bottling with a good class of people, most of them having some capital. Will close for this time with a promise of more next time. W. O. WKIDNEK. Are Alining For SOU Members. The Woodmen of the World's camps of tlio states of Oregon and Washing ton are anxious to increaso the mem bership in the two status NX) each, be tween now and the llrst of AuguHt, and there is considerable rivalry to see which state reaches the limit first. II. L. Day, general oragnizer for Or egon, was iu Hood River last week viMiting the local camp and meeting with the prospective memliers of the order. Mr. Day says there will be a big time In Portland when the 500 candidates are initiated. It is the In tention to have a street parade on the evening of August 3, after which the initiation will take place. The next day there will be a river excursion. mid a continuation of the program inn mini nay. 1. 1. lloak, head consul for the Pa cillo coast jurisdiction, will tn pres ent. There will also lie exhibition drills by uniform teams from all parts or ino coast, rue local camp.Mo. 770, will endeavor to add at least 15 new members within the next six weeks, The present membership is fH. Cuban liinrrlKK'ii. U. S. soldiers who served in I'uba (luring the Spanish war know what this iliseiise Is, and that ordinary reinl ditis have Utile more ell'ect than so much water. Cuban Diarrhoea is al inoHt ns severe and dangerous as a mild attack of cholera. There is one remedy, however, that can always be dcocudeil upon as will bo seen bv the following cci tillcate from Mix. Minnie Jacobs of Houston, lexas: I hereby certify that Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Di arrhoea liemedy cured my husband of a severe attack of Cuban Diarrhoea, which be brought borne from Cuba. We bad several doctors but they did him no good. One bottle of thin rem edy cured him. I thank (iod for so valuable a medicine." Kor sale by Williams' Pharmacy. Worbl-nltle Fame For Fruit. Postal Record. Oregon's fame as a fruit-producing state lias spreai from one end of the world to the other. Oregon apple are sold iu all the leading cities in the United States and Canada, as well as in Kurope and other parts of the world. Hood liiver apples ate iu spe cial demand. One of our ex-carriers of Portland and former secretary of llrauch H'2, A. 1. Mason, owns quite a large apple orchard in Hood River and will undoubtedly fBvor the con vention with a few boxes of the choi cest varieties. Found a Cure for Dyspepsia. Mrs. S. Lindsay, of Fort William, Ontariu, Canada, who has suffered quite a number of years from dyspepsia and rjrnt pains in the stomach, was advised by her druggist to take Cham berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets She did so and says, "I rind that they have done me a great deal of good. 1 have never had any siiU'ering since 1 begun using them." If troubled with dysK'psla or indigestion why not take these Tablets, get well and stay well? For sale by Williams Pharmacy. Sundays has been reduced U 25 cent The weekly admission remains at M cents. On Sundays the gates open at noon and close at 1 1.30 p. in. Good Apple Crop Expected, Regarding the outlook for apples this year, the Chicago Packer ventures the following forecast "Most growers figure that this is an off vear for New lork apples on ac count of the remarkably heavy yield in that state last year. For the past three issues the Packer has given views of some of the principal growers in the leading growing sections of New York state, and while these esti mates of this year's outlook all agree that there will be a very short crop of Baldwins, yet they do not state what percentage of the trees in the commer cial orchards of that state are in liahl wins, so that in making up an esti mate for the state as a whole, it is rather gpculative to say just now what the New York crop will amount to. Most correspondents estimate that the Baldwins will have only one-fourth crop. Other varieties are reported to have a half to a full crop, so that tal: lug the state as a whole, we may rea sonably expect about a two-thirds crop from all varieties except Iiuldwins,nd a uuarter croi) of Baldwins. "Of course, in the next few weeks there may be some changes iu these conditions, but from a careful reading of the renorta which have been printed In the Packer from our New York state correspondents, the above estimate of conditions and nrosnec.ts seems to cover the situation conservatively. "In the New Kngland states, prin olnaliv Maine. Vermont and Massachu setts, reports show that all varieties show full bloom except Haldwius, so that presuming llaldwju trees are In the majority in those sections, it Ik reasonable to assume that the New England crop, taken as a whole, w ill be considerably below the average. "In West Virginia and Virginia re ports show that the propsocts are that these states will produce from 00 to 7.'i ner cent of a full cron. "Pennsylvania will have a fair yield of apples, but nothing like the crop of last year. "The reports from Michigan are un Iformlv of a cheerful tone and indi cate one of the greatest crops that state has ever had. "In the Middle States Indiana, 11 linols. Ohio, and Kentucky the out look is not so bright, although by no means discouraging. Indiana win have a fair yield, on an avorage, Mil uois runs very unevenly, many points reporting a decidod increase over 11)04, while others report prospects not so good. On the whole, indications point to an Increased yield over last year. Ohio will have a fair crop in sprayed orchards. Heavy raius and scab played havoc with tho fruit espe cially in tho southern part of the state. Indications point to about as heavy a yield in Kentucky as last year. A few weeks ago some very gloomy reports respecting Missouri's outlook were giveu out, but later views re ceived from all parts of the state im part a different oomploxtou to the sit- nation. It seems safe to say that there will be a fair crop, taking tho whole as a whole. Prof. Whltten 'a latest es- tmate of 25 to Xi per cunt of a full crop seems likely to be near the mark. Kansas reports differ widely iu the several sections, but on the avorage Indicate a full crop. Arkansas' yield will be fully up to last year and per haps will go beyond It. The outlook Iu the territories is quite gloomy and they may be safely eliminated from the calculation. Indications point to a full crop for Nebraska. Iowa's pros pect Is also rosy. Colorado s outlook Is tine. With the new orchards coming into bearing this season there will be a very sub stantial lncroase over last year's yield. On the coast the reports show quite a divergence of opinion, but it is pro bably a safe estimate to place the crop at an average. " Will lie Ilunner Wheat Crop. On the basis of the government's re port ou the acreage and condition, the winter wheat crop of UKlf will amount to-4i'J,000,lXH) bushels. Ibis is far larger than any crop gathered along to this time. The winter wheat yield of 11)01 was 'X- 1X10,000 butnhels and that of l'.KU was Klil.OOO.OOO. The largest winter wheat crop ever harvested to the present day was in l'JOA which was 111,000,- 000 bushels, or 4i),tKK),(HH) under that promised for this year. Prom the present outlook tho aggregate wheat yield of 1IKI0 will break all records. The condition of spring wheat, des pite the backward weather throughout much of the producing states is fully up to the average of recent years. The aggregate wheat harvest of tho past few years was 7IH,000,l 00 biiHhels In I'.KU, ti70 UK) 000 in ('37,000,000 in I'.kki, and on-.: ,ooo, ooo in l'.KU. iiie winter wheat outlook Is so much liotterthis year than ever before that there is a chunoe that tool's har vest, which was the highest record will lie beaten In the All the indications "highest" for 1005 round up. Wheat is not the most valuable of the country's grain crops. Com has that distinction. Tho value of the 1004 yield of wheat, as estimated on the farm by the department of agri culture for Decemlsir M of that year, was (f)10,0tXI,lKX, while the com 'crop was worth 1,OH7,000,000 at that date. Huge Task. It was a huge task to underliiUe the cure of such a bad case of kidney dis ease, as that of C. F. Collier, of Chero kee, Iu., but Klectric Bitters did it. lie writes: ".My kidneys were so far gone, I could not sit on' a chair without a cushion; and sull'ered front dreadful backache, headache and depression, hi Kleelric Fitters, however, I found a cure and by them was restored to per feet health. 1 recommend this great tonic medicine to all wilh weak kid neys, liver and stomach, (iiiaranteed by C. N. Clarke, druggist; price m)c. "George certainly Is a man of action." "What has be done?'' "Why the very next day after the he ireps accepted him he gave up his job at the bank, and joined the 'Don't Worry Club.' " Will Stay in Hood River. The remedy that makes von eat, sleep Hint grow strong, culled l'alnio Tablets, il be sold regularly bv Vt illianis Pharmacy. Hood Kiver. These vreal. nerve and constitution builders cost only and conveys the nutrient properties to the blood and tissues. This builds up and streiighens toe entire system. Kodol cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Belching, Sour Stomach, Weak Heart, etc. Sold bv U. K. Williams. The local camp of the Modern Wood men of America, at their regular meet ing last Wednesday night, enjoyed an ice cream social dance. Water and Light Notice All water and light bills must be paid at the company's office each month in advance, on or before the 10th day of the month. o collector will be sent out hereafter. In all eases where bills are not promptly paid whim dun, tho ser vices will be discontinued until all arrearages are paid. HOOD RIVER KI.KCTRIC L. P. & W. C. By E. E. GOFF, Mgr. Some Bargains. Our lUt contains alxnit 40 different tracts of fruit and general farm lands in Mosier; about f()0 acres in Underwood, divided into trucls of from 40 to 1120 acres each; also about IK. different tracts of farm property in Hood River valley, and some very desirable resi dences in Hood River and Mosie.r S:t. ti acres '.i mile out; berries and orchard. A beautiful location. Will be sold at a bargain. IK. V acres one-half mile from Mt. Hood P. O. 11 acres iu clover, 4 in bay lj in strawberries, 1 share water, 2 bouses, all for $1400. 24. 42 acres ! miles out, lit acres in orchard, 10 full bearing. First-class im provements. A beautiful home. 28. HO acres, 5 acres 7-year-old apple trees, balance in clover anil general farming. New 4-room bouse. 2. 4u acres in the most beuutiful por tion of the valley. 4 acres in orchard one vear old, HI acres in berries, 4 acres ill alfalfa, balance general farming. (il. 10 acres 4 miles out; splendid soil; I acre apples, best varieties; one year planted. acres in strawberries, 2 acres in potatoes, f acres in clover. 114. Two HiO-acre tracts about nine miles mil ; one on east side, other west side. Choice for flllH). Anuinler of ft, 10, 20 and 40 acre tracts of unimproved laud that will bear invi stigation Also a number of large i raets from Kill to H20 acres iu Ore gon a d isbmgton N me tc residences ami lots in every portion of the city. W. J. BAKER & CO. Real Estate Agents Hood River, Oregon. Tropical and California Fruits Cherries, Nuts -AT- THE FAVORITE Oyster Parlor S. L. Young Phone, Main Don't Go Dry present season. promise a new In the wheat Just because you are In a Dry Town tiet your (Want List) made out ready for next Saturday for everything you need, such us Flour, Feed, Stock Food, Chick Food, Russian Lice Killer, Blue Vitrol, Lime, Cement, Salt. I'liiee your orders with II. V. Wait and get not only g I goods at the right prices, but also a FREE LEMONADE. Remember I have ! different brand of Flour, and am going to close out as nearly as possible, (ioods guaranteed as represented. A vSecret II. W. WAIT. MY KNTIUi: LINK OF Shoes and Rubber Goods Nen's and Ladies' UNDERWEAR Will be closed out at REDUCED PRICES FOR CASH. And all the rest of my slock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE Is being sold very low. GEO. P. CR0WELL. The richcFt of pure cream ; the Juice of ripe, fresh fruits ; highest grade flavor ings and pure sugar carefully blended and frozen to a creamy smoothness by skilled workmen. This is the only "secret" of the sale of SWETLAND'S ICE CREAM It is absolutely pure and contains no secret powders or "fillers." This "Ice Cream of Quality" is received frerdi every day by TOMPKINS BROS., Sole Agents. FREE SOUVENIRS When visiting Portland, don't fail to call at Swetlands, 273 Morrison street, and present this ad. You will receive HU'.K an attractive souvenir for the table. LESLIE BUTLER TRUMAN BUTLEB EsTARMSIIKD 1300. Residents of Wasco Co. for 23 Year . BUTLER & CO., BANKERS. H OOD RIVE Will Celebrate R JULY 4th Monstrous Excursions from The Dalles, Goldendale and down rive points bring hundreds of people. Three Brass Bands Two of the most exciting: ball games ever played here Hood River vs. Chemawa Indians. The Dalies vs. Goldendale. Music galore and many other attrac tions winding up with a grand ball. Make your plans to come to Hood River. JACKSON & JACKSON, Dealer in General Merchandise and Lumbermen's Supplies, Railroad Ties, Cordwood, Lumber and Cedar Posts Free Delivery. Rhone ).'! HOOD WW VAX, OH. SNOW & UPSON For All Kinds of Grubbing: Supplies, Wood Choppers and Loggers Tools A full line of slock always on hand. Does your horse mtertere; IJring linn m. iSo cure no pay FASHION STABLE ..Livery, Feed and Draying., STRANAHANS & RATHBUN. Hood River, Ore. Horses bought, sold or exchanged. Pleasure parties can wourc flr.-t-elasH rigs. Special attention yiven to moving furniture nnd pianos. We do everything horses can do. A L. CARMICHAEL HOOD RIYLtt IIEKiHTS Still have left a few pairs of Men's and Boys' Merrit's Pants and Ladies' Skirts. Sh oes, Men's Tan good values, at $3.40 We The price of admission to the Lewis to the Lewis and Clark exposition ou T box, six lioxes t'Z.M. Junes l)ttlit voll think tliHt il Imiti im nntilie lieiiefm'tnr u ho muLes tun IUi1ih of grass to grow where before there was but one? Smith Well. I lined to thilik so, be fore I ow ned a lawn-mower. Quality v. (Quantity. Hard lunacies and stroiii? body do not depend on the quantity of food you eat, but Its perfect digestion and proper assimilation. When you take Kodol I)yspepla Cure your system peti all the nourishment out of all the food vnn cut. It dhresttt what vou eat n- I gardless of the condition of the stomach are prepared to iver ICE to anv part of the cit v. 'Phone No. 313 Tompkins Bros. Please 'phone your rjcrs 10 a. ni. Comfort s, splen didly made, f 1 Trading Stamps Given for Cash Purchases to $1.35 A POMPLFTF STOCK OF FURNITURE Jl IKiU j.j. miksiimmi:k, ..Pension and Patent Attorney.. '.'l';! Washington St., l'ortland, Ore. IVikIoih under teiHTal Law mill miller I lie Act of Jime ST. lsllO lmlUn War IVnsionv tnotVHsi' of vustnni, lather, mother, dependent unit ht'lplr-w fhihl retl pension; Nume immimoii; iilou s res toration to H'tislon toll; dewrteit woe's tutlt' pension: Homines anil urrrui'N of pension. Cliarces of Uesertion Corrected. Claims of all kinds taken against the Coiled States anil prosecuted. At Hood Kiver every fourth Saturday in each month.! and Building Material PAINTS AND OILS. FURNITURE REPAIRED. v jiiiaranteed. Call and look through the Stock. Glad to show von around. Transact, a General Banking Business. In these days a bank account is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. It takes but a small amount to start it here, and it adds to your standing- with business men and others, besides helping the formation of good business habits. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. F. 8. STANLEY. Pres. E. L. SMITH, Vicc-Pres. E. O. BEAXCIIAR, Cashier 1? First National Bank OF HOOD RIVER Remember That this bank is a Home Institu tion and we invite your business on a basis of mutual helpfulness. Our Motto: "A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL." A. J. FLOOD, GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR ALL KINDS OF Cemen Work Estimates given on short notice. Building. Work a specialty. Phono 991. Hood River, Oregon. R. D. GOULD, PLUMB! N G Steam and Hot Water Heating All jobbing promptly attended to. -DEALER IN- Staple and Fancy Groceries AND HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS Foil Majestic & Mesaba Ranges and Stiletto Cutlery. HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS, OliLGOX. HOTEL WAUCOMA P. F. F0UTS, Prop. RATES, $2.00 to $2.50 PER DAY. Steam heat. Large pioamnt rooms. Everything new, Sample room for commercial travelers. HOOD RIVER, ORLGOX. CENTRAL MARKET mii Blidj., proprietors. DEALERS IX ALE KI.VDS OK Fresh & Cured Meats VEGETABLES AND FRUITS. C. L. GILBERT, Proprietor. C. F. GILBERT, Manager. . Hood HOOD RIVER, OREGON. Mt otel Headquarters for Tourists & Commercial Travelers Regular Rates, $1.25 to $2.50 per dr. 6bocial Rates by Week or Month. gtg leT dlly for Cloud Cap Inn during July, Aiifjnut and September. untWallPaperCo Undertaker and Embalmer Carries everything in the line, including Krinkled Silks, Silk Embossed, Tapestries, Moires, Ingrains, Varnished Tiles, Blanks, etc. Uptodate Paper Hanging, Sign, Carriage and House Painting. Phone 671. First and Oak Streets.