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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, DECEMBER 28, 1905.
HOOD RIVMt MlfttlK NO. UK, A. K. ami A.
M. Meet biinml .y ivenlua; on or before
each full imam, thuxah Butlkr,W. M.
A.D. Mob, Hecretarj'.
HOOD KIVER CHAPTER NO. 91. R. A. M -Meets
first and third Friday night of each
men Hi. F. C'UAMDLKtt, H, P.
A. 1). MoE, Secretary.
HOOD KIVMK CHAPTER NO. 85, 0. E. 8.
Meeta seronil una fourth Tuesday evening
of each mouth. Visitors cordially welcomed.
MKH. .(. 1.. BR11MHNKK, W. M.
Hun. TiiisniiSA t; ahtnck, Bwretury.
IPMCWILPK LOIHiK NO. 107, I. O. O. F.
Meels lu Fraternal hsll, every Thursday
night. Wi. UAKUBK, N. ii.
H. C.Smith, Secretary
EDEN KNTAMM! KNT, NO. 48, 1. O. O. V.
Ittgnlar uniting second and fourth Monday!
of each uionlh. L. K. Mousa, C. P.
H H. Km bicam, Scribe.
LAUREL BKBKK AH DEGREE LODGE NO.
Ml, I. o. O. K.-Meeli first and third Friday
In each month.
Mrs. E. W. Unsxi., N. O.
Msf Doha Thomsom. Secretary.
WAUISWA LODGE NO. 30, K. OF P
Meets in K. of P. hall every Tuesday n.gbt.
V. O. Bkock, CC.
H. T. DbWitt, K. of r. and 8.
HOOD RIVER ( AMP, NO. 7,702, M. W. A.
Meets In K. f P. hall every Wednesday
night. OHAf. Josm, V. C.
HOOD RIVER CHICLE NO. 524, WOMEN OF
Woodcraft Mecl lit K. oi '. hall on the
Urstauil Third Friday of each month.
Lou MrKKY NuLDS, U. N,
F. W. MuIiKYNouw, Clerk.
KIVEKHIDELODUKNO. 08 A. O. U. W.
Meets first and third Saturday if each
mouth. 0. L. Corout, M. W.
K. K. HitAni.KY, Financier
Chkhtkb Ht rii, Recorder.
4tIVKR.il L'K LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
Honor, A. O. li. W.-MeeU Arm and llilri
haturiluya at 8 p. in. .
trl IHS COKA CoFfLI, C. Of H.
Miss Cahkik Cui'VLK, Recorder.
ORDER OF WABHINGTON HOOD RIVER
Union No. Lti-Mf eta In K. of P. hall the
second and fmiith bulurdayn in each month
at 7:.I0 p. m. K L. Rood, PrealdenL
, c. U, D akin, Secretary. - ,
OLETA AHHEMBLY NO. 103, UNITED ART
itaua. Mml I tie first, and Ultra Watliies
dujK, woik: wciid unci fourth Wednesday
Artisans' hail. J. 11. KoBKHti, M. A.
C. 1. Hknkuh, Herniary.
OOUlcFTTuOP lilVElt NO. 4a, FORESTERS
of America, Meets second and iourtu Mou
days in eacti timu'li in K. oi P. hall.
Uau. Fox, U. K.
F. C. Huusi l a, r . C.
CANBV PONT, NO 1S.U. A. K.-MEETS AT
A. O. U. W. li. ill, second and lourth Satur
days of euch inontli at 2 o'cliH'k p. ni. All
G. A. U. nun. On invited to meet with us.
A. I.. Piiki.pu, Coinmander,
Thomas U AiIjuUui,
CANRlTw. 11. V., No. 16-MEETS 8UCOND
and lourth hatui'iays of each Month lu A.
O. U, W. hall at 1 1. m. -
I i.i.KN kloweiu, President.
Ligziic Gkk, becittary
MOUNTAIN HOME CAMP No. 3i9, K. N. A.
Meet at the K. ol P. Hall on the aucoud and
fourth Fridays ot imcIi mouth.
AlllS. CAKKIK 11KOS1 UB, O.
Mas. Ella Dak in, Reuurdor.
Wauna TEMei-K No. II. Rath bone Misters. -Meets
Recon . and lourth Thursdays of each
mouth. AMAN1IA W HITKH KAU, Ai.K.C
bTsXLA RlC'UAKDSoN, M. of K. & C.
J. . WATT, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Telephones: Office, M; residence, 811.
BURGEON O. R. & N. Co.
JJRS. MAHY JOHNSON, M. i).
Physician and Surgeon. .
Office mi l Residence In E. L. Smith Building
Over First Nit. Hank. Eutrance, rear
of bunk, ou Third SU
' Phone 311.
II. L. DXJMBLE,
rilYfSlCIA.N .ND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls prontplly answri 'd In town or country,
liny or Niight.
Telephones: Resilience, AH: Office, 613.
OUlce lu the li nisi us Building.
DR. J. EDGINGTON,
Physician and Surgeon
Ollice over the First National bank.
Office phone 1433. Res. phone 71X1,
M. F. SHAW, M. D.
Cilice in Jackson Block.
'Office phone, No. 1171. Residence, No. 503.
C K. JENKINS, D.M.D.
- - Specialist ou Crown aud Bridge Work.
Telephones: onVe, iSS; residence, 1045.
Office over Hunk Uldg. Hood River, Ore.
M. E. WELCH,
HIE VtlLKlNAUV SUKljitON.
In prepared to do any work In the veterin
ary line, llu t uu be luuna by CttliiUK uior
puouiu to Ctaiku sdrug store.
E. H. HARTWIG,
. Will Practice In Ail Court.
Office wlrh Ueo. D. CulOertaon A Co. Ooi
le.Uom, Ahstracis, heitleuieul of Ftates.
lluuu KlVEtt, Uatii'iA.
JOHN LELAND HENDEiUsOll
ATTORN KT-AT-LAW. AB8TRACTI1, 0
TAKY PUBLIC and RKAL
For Trt a resident ol Orecon and Waeh
iMton, Has bad many yean experience la
Rral K'tate matteri, as abstractor, Marcher ol
UUet and agaut. aatUlacUoB luaraBIMd c
Abitracti FurnUhed. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR0SIU8, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND 6URGE05.
' PLone Central, or ISL
Office Hour: 10 to 11 A. M. J to
and 8 to 7 P.M.
FOUTS & DERBY
Attorneys at Law
HihmI Kiver, f)ivi0D
Joseph A. Wilson
Wooden Water Pipe
Arrival and Departure of Halls.
The poatoffloa la open dally between la. m,
and 3 i. ni.; Sunday from U to 1 o'clock. Malls
lor tne rjist close at ii.w a. m., .ai p. in. ana
n. ni.: for tbe West, at t.10 p. m. and p. m.
The curriers on R. F. D. route No. I and i
leave the ooatorlioe at 8.30 a. m. Mall leave
For ML Hood, daily at 13 in.; arrives 1UJ6
For Underwood, Wash., at 12 m.. Taeadaya,
Thursday! and Saturdays; arrive asm day
at 11 a. in.
For White Salmon, Wash., dally at Urn.;
arrive at u a. m.
For Hood River, dally at I a. m.; arrive at
For Hufnm, Trent Lake and Gnter, Wain
dally at 7.3U a. ni.; arrive 6 p. m.
For Glenwond, Fulda and Gilmer, Wash.,
dally at 7.30 a. m ; arrive at 5 p. m.
For Pine Flat and Hnowden. Wash., at I p.
m. Tuesday and Saturdays; arrive aame
aaya at u m.
For Blngen, dally at 4.11 p. m.; arrive at
3.45 a. in.
O.R. 4 N. TIME TABLE.
No. 2, Chicago Special. 11:43 a. m.
No. 4, Spokane Flyer, 8:40 p. m.
No. tt, Mail and Expreas, 10:40 p. m.
No. 24, Way Freight, 12:13 p. m.
No. 22. Faat Freight, 4:06 a. m.
No. 1, Portland Special. fcM p. m.
No. 8, Portland Flyer, 6:311 a. m.
No. 6, Mall and Express, 4:48 a. m.
No. 28, Way Freight, :25 a. m.
No. 65, Faat Freijlil, IHX p. m.
and Union Pacific i
3 Trains to the East Dally
Through Pullman standnrds and tourist
leeplntr cars dully to omsha. I'hlcneo, Sno
ksne; tourist sleeping cars dully to Kansas
City; through Pullman tourist sleeping oar
(nersnnsally conducted) weekly to Chicago.
Reclining chair car (seats free) to the East
:16 a. as.
Bait Uki, Denver,
Kansas City, 81.
Salt Lake, Denver,
Kansas City, St.
LouU.Chloag o and
Walla Walla, Lewi
laoe, Ful 1 m a n,
Paul, Duluth. Mil
FOR ASTOKlA and
way points. oonnfKitlne
:U0 P. AOkOU
with steamer for II sen
and North Beach steam
er Hawaii), Ash street
dock (water per.)
0:110 P. M
FOR Davton, o"on
City and Vamlilll Riv
er points. Ash street
dock (water per.)
FOR LEW 18 TON.
lid A. M
6:30 P. M.
4:00 A. M.I About
Idaho, and way points,
Monday, 800 P. M.
irom Kiparia, wasn.
A. L. CRAIG,
(iencral Passenger Agent, Fortland, Or.
F. D. WOODBURY, Agent, Hood River.
The place to get an easy
shave aud first-class hair cut.
Our shop is metropolitan in
Porcelain Baths in Connection
' DeBORDE & GREY.
- For Sale at the
A. T. ZEEK.
Crown and Bridge Wort 1
Teeth Without Plates.
Treatment of diseased teetb and gums.
0111. linwius Building. Pbone 10M1.
W. A. Morgan & CO.
Hua-.exxort to Ganger A Hartley ;
Heavy and Light Draying
and Team Work, etc.
Phone 1421. HOOD RIVER, OR.
F. a. COE
F& 8taki.it, E.L. Smith, E.o.Hi.AKOAa
Pre. Vlce-Pres. Cashier.
The First National Bank
OF HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus, $30,000.
Established June 1, 1904.
Civil Engineer and Surveyor
H000 RIVER, OREGON.
Accuracy guaranteed. Twelve year'
experience nil some of the beet Ameri
can railroad. Consultation free.
W. 0. SANDERS & CO.
W are prepared to make plane for up-to-date
building, aud handle all Kinds of build
ng eon tract. See ua before building.
STRANAHAN & SLAVENS,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Turn Aim XaruuTM FcunjaaD.
- FREDERICK & ARNOLD,
BaUmatet (urnlibed on all kind of work
SIM0NT0N & SONS
Architects and Builders.
Decoratlre Painting and Paper Hanging
Flan furnished. Estimates care
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
of McMinuvlllp. Oreiron, will insure your
property at 110 per ivnt lea cost than
any other ins itution.
ED J. PERKIH, Special Ant.
Room 7, Vogt building, The Dallee.
CARPENTER AND HUILPEU
Phone 759 '
Estimat' f iirtiii-lifd on all kinds of
buildings. An honest job guaranteed.
Eureka Meat Market
McGUIRE BR()8., Prope.
Dealer in Kreh and Cured Menta, Lard
Poultry, b ruiU and vegeuuie.
Fiee Delivery. Phone Main S6.
Quick anil satisfactory work. Two bath
tntw in connection.
RUSSELL & REES, Props.
Timber; and Homestead
I have for location om choice apple land
and tlmqer claim; also relinquishment and
land to script. Call on or address,
Res. Phone 376. Hood River. Ore.
, ' OREGON
Intending purchaser would
do well to see my Hat of city
and farm property hefore pur
chasing. JUDQE J. J. HIRSHEIMER,
.Pension and Patent Attorney..
223 Washington St., Portland, Ore.
Pi niiin under general Law and
nnrtcr the Art of June 27, 1MH
Indian War Pensions. Increase or Pensions,
rather, mother, dependent and helpless child
ren pension: Nurses pensions: Widow' res
toration to pension mil; deserted wire' half
pension; Bounties ana arrears oi penaion
Charyri of Desertion Corrected.
Claiini of all kinds taken aitainat the
United Slates end prosecuted.
At Hood River every fourth Saturday
in each month. .
Hood River Marble Works
Am prepared to execute
all orders for granite and
marble work; monuments,
Also contract for all kinds
of stone masonry, con
Timber and Farm!
Timber Land, Farm Lend, Fruit Land,
Honieeeekers' nd Invetttont' Agent
Landa Examined, Timber CruUea.
Room 11 B. A O. Transfer Co.
Bldg, cor. Kixth and Onk Sts.
Tel. Private Ex. 68. Portland, Ore.
Found, lap robe. Inquire of W- B. David-
Timber Land Act, June 3, liriS.1
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United Htate Ind Office, The Dalle, Ore-
fon, OOt. 1 liaB. nonce is nereoy given
bat in oompllance with the provisions of the
aot of enures, oi June . li. mil It led "An act
for the sale of timber land In the atatea of
( allfornla. Oregon, Nevada aim Washington
Territory," aa extended tu all Hie I'nbllc ljtnd
Htate by act of August 4, 1"S, the following
named person have filed In tbla offlce their
worn itatement, to wit:
FRANCES L. tiORK
of Tualatin, county of Washington, state of
Oregon, sworn statement niea ucu
berS. lHOfi, for the purchaa of the lots 7,8, 11
and 14 of section 7, twp. I north, range least,
of Tualatin, eoonty of Washington, sute of
Oregon, sworn statement no. aw, n lea Bep
teniber l, IHi, lor the purchase of the lot 3,
4, and 10 of section 7, aud kits 8 and 4 of sec
tion Hi, twp. i north, rang east, W. M.
WILLIAM t. HEDUK8
of fortland, county of Uulluoinab, state of
Oregon, sworn statement No. 7, died Hep
Uiniber It, IVOi, for t he purchase of the N t' of
ectioo 15, iwp. 1 noria, range v easi w . m.
That they will otter proof to show that the
landa Bought are more valuable lor the timber
or atone thereon than for agricultural pur
poses, and to establish thlr claims to said
lands before the register and receiver at the
lnndottice in The Dalle, Orwgou, on Decem
ber iutb, lMls.
: The' name the following witnesses: John
E. Hedge. France L. Uore, Katie Nlennan
and John L Hmlth of Tualatin, Oregon; Mary
I. Hedge of Hhei wood, Oregon; Waller Hpeed
of St. Johns, Oregon: Nil C.Olson ol Steven
son, Washington; Harry W. Peterson, Kmma
Hedges, William F. Hedge and Joe M. Bar
nett of Portland, Oregon: Fulton Hedge of
Neliwood, Oregon; Ambrose I). Smith and
Frank Smith of Tualatin, Oregon.
Any and all person elalRilug adversely the
above described landa are requested to tile
their claims In thla ottlc on or before aatd
2th day of Ieoember, lfOJ.
oidaf M1UHAKL T. NOLAN, Register.
Timber Land, Aot June 1878.
NOT1CK FOR PUBLICATION.
United Htatea Land Offlce, The Dalles, Ore
gon, Oct. Hi, W06. Notice I hereby given that
In compliance with the provisions of the act
of congress or June a, 187H, entitled "An act for
the sale of timber landa in the states of Cali
fornia, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Ter
ritory," aa extended to all tbe public land
states by act of August 4, IBM, the following
uamed person have filed in this o trice tbelr
sworn stateineula, to wife
MARY I. HEDUK8
of Sherwood, eonnty of Washington, state of
Oregon, sworn statement No. 'iit'Jl, filed Hep
temlier IK, 1U05, for the purehaae of the lota 1,
4, , and of aectiou 1, twp. i north, range II
E., W. at.
John k. hedokh
of Tualatin, county of Washington, slate of
Oregon, aworn alatement Mi. aJtl, niea Sep
tember Mb. l'Jltt. for tlie purchase of tbe lots 1.
i, i and of aeutloo Is, twp t north, range V K.,
That they will offer proofs to show the land
sought 1 more valuable for Its timber or
atoue than for agricultural purposes, aud to
establish their claims to said land before the
Keaister and Receiver at the land otnoe in
The Dalle, Oregon, on December 81, IKu'i.
rj in y name as witneasest jonn c. neages,
Hniith of Tualatin, Oregon; Mary I. Hedges of
Sherwood, Oregon; Walter HHed ofHt. Johns,
Oiivou; Nils C- Olson ol Mteveusou, Washing
ton; Harry W. Peterson, fclmina Hedgea, Wll-
Hain r. iieageaana Joe m. narneti oi rorir
laud. 014011: and Fulton Hedge ol Hellwood.
Oit'gou; Ainbnwe P. Smith and Frank Smith
or 'I ir.ilat'ii, Oregon.
Any hii I all person clalnmig adversely the
alone He. Tibed lands are riiiuested to file
then claims In this oflioe on or before the said
sMb day ol Deeembet. lis I.
iida MICHAEL T.NOLAN, Register.
Timber 1-ind Act Junes, 1W78.1
NO TICK FOH PUBLICATION.
United Htate tuot fw 'iafKe Oatiea. xiia.
gon, Apr. a, ItKM. Notice is hereby given that
In eoiiipliauoe with the provisions of tbe aot
of congress of June 3, 1H78, entitled "AO act for
the sale of timber Isnds in the states of Cali
fornia, Oregon, Nevada, and Waahington
Territory ,"aa extended to all the Public Land
Htate by act of August 4, iSfi.
JAMU4 M. CH1TTY
of V lento, eon nly of Wasco, state ol Or
gon, h this day filed In Ibis orHoe his
sworn statement No. '26ub, for the purchase of
the HKVi, of the sW1', of section No. 85,
in Uiwnslilp No. 8 north, raiiae Not K., W.M.,
and will offer proof to showtbat I he landsougbt
ismore valuaule for Its Umber or atone than
for agricultural purposes, and to establish
his claim to aaldlsnd before Oeorge T. Pra
ttler, United Htate coiiuntssloiier, at his
ottlcc at Hood River, Oregon, ou the i!7lll day
of December, 1DU6.
He names aa witnesses: Michael Oster
gasrd of Vlento: Orrln H. Hartley and Lewis
K. Morse of Hood River, and Frank Lapler of
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
tbelr claims In this offlce on or before said
87th day of December, 1'JOn.
oatidJi MICHAEL T. NOLAN, Register.
fTlmber Land Act June S, 18781
NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION.
United Htate Land Oflioe, Tbe Dalles, Ore
gon, Oct. 1, 106. Notice la hereby given that
lu compliance with the provisions of the act
of Congress of Junes, 18711, entitled "An act
tor the sale of timber lands lu the state of
California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington
Territory," aa extended to all the Public
Laud Htate by act of August 4, IHliM, the fol
lowing named persons have tiled in this oflioe
their sworn statements, to wit:
of Portland, county of Multnomah, state of
Oregon, sworn statement No. 2703, filed In this
oflice (September 27, lWii, for the purchase of
the MK'4 of section 7, township i uorth, range
II east, W. M.
HARRY W. PETERHON
of Portland, county of Multnomah, state or
Oregon, aworn statement No. 2'Uo, filed Hep
tember 2, W05, for the purchase of the NWk
HK'4, lot 7 and 1-2 of section 18, twp. 2 north,
range east, W. M.
That they will offer proofs to show that the
lands sought are more valuable forth timber
or atone thereon than for agricultural pur
poses, and to establish their claims to said
lands before the register and receiver at the
land offlce In Tbe Dalles, Oregon, on Decem
ber .10, lUOn.
They name tbe following witnesses: John
E. Hedges, Frances I,. Uore, Katie Nlermen
and John L. Hrallh of Tualatin, Oregon; Mary
I. Hedges of Hberwood, Oregon; Walter Speed
of HI, John, Oregon; Nils C. Olson of Meven
aoii, Waahington; Harry W. Peterson, Kmma
Hedge and William K. Hedges of Portland,
Oregon; Joe M. Harnett of Portland, Oregon,
and Fulton Hedges of Hellwood, Oregon.
Any and ail persons claiming adversely the
above-described lands are requested to file
their claims in this offlce on or before said
auth day of Decern ber,l'JU&.
OU6 da MICHAEL T.NOLAN. Register.
Department of the Interior, United Htate
Land Office, The Dalles, Oregon, November li,
lmifi.-A sufficient mutest affidavit having
been filed In thla office by James H.HImonton,
contestant, against homestead entry No Km,
made June a, ItniO, f-r NSHW), HK'HW'4,
Hec. 20, NKNW'4, Mellon HI, township I, N.,
range It, E. W. M., by Robert Norder, con
teatee. In which It la alleged that aald Robert
Norder ha abandoned said land (or more
I ban six months last past and has not resid
ed thereon nor cultivated any portion there
of, but ha totally abaudoued the aame; that
said alleged absence wa not due to his em
nlovment In the armv. navy or marine oonx
Ol the onitea niates 111 lime oi war.
Haid nartles are hereby notified to appear.
remind and offer evidence touching such alle-
6 at ion at 10 o'clock a. m. on January 8, llWfi,
efora Geo. T. Prat her, a U. H. Commissioner,
at his office In Hood Klver, Oregon, and that
final hearing will be held at 10 o'clock a. m.
on January m, lwsi. oeaire me negisier auu
Receiver at the United Htate Land Office In
Tbe bailee, Oregon.
The said contestant having. In a Dmper affi
davit, fl led Heptember 111, 1M, set forth facts
which show that ailer due diligence personsl
service of tills notice can not be made. It Is
hereby ordered and ni reeled that sucn Douce
De given oy due ana proper piiDiicauon.
MICHAEL T. NOLAN,
All person Indebted to me by note or ao
oount will please call or settle at once. Ifnot
aame will be placed In my attorney hands
with instructions to collect, J. E. Rand.
NOTICE Any persoa or persons having
bad business transactions of any alnd of late
with W. V. Johnson will pleas report aame
toC. K. Bone, Hood River, and greatly aaaUt
us Id getting track of hi buslnev affair.
C R. BON IS, Ouardian.
ONLY A BUGABOO
HOOD RIVER NEED HAVE NO FEAR
Apple Business Here on a Finn Basil
Figures That Prove statement
and Facts That Convince
One of the questions which the
many persons who are attracted to the
Hood Kiver valley to eiiKHxe In the
raining of apples are iilwf ys Mure to ask
is "How about overproduction?"
After being fully convinced on evory
other point as to tbo protilHliluncsH of
apple growing lu the vullty, this is
tbe only doubt that renuiins.
It is not only tbe ettbiect of much
discussion by strauuors, but of those
already engaged in the business. To
those woo nave made a study ot the
conditions which pievail now and
which cannot help but prevsil in the
future provided the presnt methods
of marketing and growing fruit are
employed, there in no doubv. They
are unanimous in their opinion of
the stability of the prices for Hood
We have frequently endeavored to
eecum some etatitios on this matter
for the informal km of propportive
buyers, but every one connected witu
th apple business has Leon so busy
until recently that we have not been
able to do so.
'.through the courtesy ot Mutineer
Shepnrd we are eunhled to print bo
low bis opinion in regard to this mat
te", and to also giro etatistlcs in sup
port of his statement. The Hrticln,
which is entitled "Hood Kiver Does
Not Fear Overproduction," is as fol
lows: Hood River Docs Not Fear Overpro
The subject of overproduction is so
frequently discussed and sometimes
feared that it occurs to mo nilrisiihle
to present a few statistics and also my
own Impressions necliic.od by having
given considerable limn to investigat
ing the subject. In tne Hrst place let
us examine the following statistics:
The apple crop 111
18SHi was "0,1)00-, 000 barrels
11102 was 4f),i"i,lKK) barrels
li:i was l'J.liJi,(XK) lands
1904 was 4.ri,:i(i0,!K!0 barrels
1905 was 2:1,495.000 barrels
Observe that the crop in 1890 nine
years ago was nearly three timet
this year s crop, and nearly twice the
crop lu 1902, 190:t or 19H, or about
twice tbe avorage crop for' the pust
four years; consequently this being
the fact, should we fear overproduc
tion of apples? I say No, ami will
proceed to endeavor to snow why witu
continued increased selling during
the last 20 years or more tV.y'fto. now
is less than It was nine yenle ugo.
Throughout the apple states as fol
lows, New York, Vermont, Now
Hampshire, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois,
Arkansas and Missouri, the apple
grower is seldom a specialist, and us
ually a doubtful tanner nils is
the keynote, and 1 will relate the con
ditions and tbe results as 1 have had
them explained to me, and as thoy ap
pear to be from the many articles that
I have read. In today's paper is au
article published in the Apple Spe
cialist, which in addition is further
evidence of tbe following:
A farmer sots out an orchard and
takes good care of it until it comes to
full bearing age and he gets a bumper
crop, but he does not thin. As you
know, be can expect a light crop the
next year, which he gets. Now being
a diversified farmer, and not depend
ent on his apples alone, he ueglocts
his orchard, forgets cult ivnt ion and
spraying and devotes his time to tbe
ether orops, such n (train, corn, etc.,
or bis stock. 11. 1 i.'.-ulli; that loss
of care duiii.g the oil your following
a big crop prevents t.lm lormlng
and development of the fruit spurs
which should be growing for the next
year. Furtl crmore, he probably does
not pruue.atid It is Hlir.ni-t a certainly
he does not spray, if ho lias but little
fruit. The Orchard ns 11 result lacks
health, vigor aud growth ; the trees
beoome diseased, scale or some other
disease gets its foothold and codling
moth ure permitted to multiply In
millions. Tne orchard is doomed and
Ceases to bo a producing factor.
I have heard of 0110 or.diiinl pro
ducing a t2T.000 crop several years
ago that has never paid since. This
condition of affairs is so common that
it seems to have hot 11 more than
sufficient to otfset the increased acre
age coming into4 bearing, ibis cer
tainly seems to be the explanation,
for the fact that after 20 years or more
of phenomenally large selling we llnd
tbe apple crop much less during the
past four yetirs than it vus nine years
Let me give you the top notch
piioes for fancy barrel stock on' Octo
ber 25 of each year since lHlil in the
New York matket :
189111.7 rer barrel
1892 2.50 ; er barrel
1893 2. rill er barrel
1894 2.50 per ban el
1895 1.75 per barrel
1890 1.75 per barrel
1897 4.00 per barrel
1898 4.00 per barrel
1899 3.75 per barrel
1900 3.50 per barrel
1U01 4.50 per barrel
1902 3.00 per barrel
1903 3.00 per barrel
1904 3. IX) per barrel
1905 4.25 per barrel
If you will examine these figures
you will notice that although the
acreage is now much larger, tbe
price during tho last nine years from
1897 to l'.Kiu is much higher than
during the six years (rotn 1891 to
1897. Strange, but true.
Consequently so long as fruit grow
ers in any section continue to be di
versified farmers and not specialists,
there is little to fear from that local
ity. Orchards will spring up and
Let us note tbe peculiar favorable
I conditions ot Hood Iii.ver as to prices.
! Referring again to the above column
I of prices from 1897 to 1901 prices;
were higher than hi l:o:t and 1904.
Ye 1 Hood Kiver gut much higher
price in tbe past three years, aa you
Let me Impress upon you the fact
that Hood Kiver grows tbe two high
est priced apples Spltzenbergs and
Nowtowns that go to the two largest
markets New York and England--finer
than any other spot on Clod's
green earth, aud furthermore, that
there are but few fruit districts,
and these are small, where these two
varieties can be grown. Either the
climate or soil or both la defloient.
Our climate and soil are both ideal,
our grower specialists, and so long
as we continue to give our orchards
the same good car and culture, aud
to continue to improve our methods,
the trade will buy our apples, pay a
good price, as they have during the
past three years, aud ooutiuue to
say, as a large firm did in their lust
letter to tbe Hood Kiver Apple Glow
ers Union, from wbloh I quote as fol
lows: "But where you have Hood Klver
apples which we say are finer than
any that come from auy place we ever
heard of, aud are therefore in a class
by themselves, and where you people,
to a great exteut anyway, are up to
TOUCHING SCENE IN
JUDGE LAKE'S COURT
For some time the neighbors of the
Ilelmer family at Mount Hood havo
been complaining alxiut the treatment
of the children by their parents. Re
cently a formal coniplaiut was made
by a number of the residents there
and the case wa taken to court. Last
Wednesday it came to trial and the
following accouut of it Is taken from
The Dalles Chronicle:
There was a touching scene iu Judge
Luke's court this morning, whore
eight residents of the Mount Hood
district had been summoned to give
testimony In the Investigation of the
case of Charles Ilelmer, who la ao
ousei! of cruelty to his children. And
pitted against their damaging stories
was that with one of his alleged vic
tims, Fred, the 13-year-old boy. As
he sat iu the court room listening to
the stories of cruelty as told by neigh
bors interested in bis welfare, as to
the cruol beatings he wa subjected to
at the bauds ot an irat parent, loy
alty was pictured on his little thin
face and under hi breath be was
constantly saying, "Lies I Lies!"
Once be turned to the repoiter aud
said, "That's a nice batch of lies she's
Finally r reddle was called to the
stand aud through tear were detected
In hi voioo, be wa staunch, nor ever
wavered. When asked if bis father
mistreated him be promptly answered
"When did he whip you last?" ask
ed the judge. "Ob, not for a long
while; not since 1 bad tb runaway
(when it I said bis father beat blm
badly). That was lu November."
"Don't tbey keep you and Will
bom 4 from school aud make you
work?" anestloned rh judge, llesi
t. Vngly he rnwH' . .,, butBill
oau't go; he gets tD 'WuKivoJja.
When asked if he wanted to stay at
home with bis parents, tbe boy an
swered omrhntli.iil) that he did, and
thrniighoi 1 it 1I1, even while those
who hetiid Liui plainly detected hie
purpose, the lsd scorned to say aught
against his parents.
A touching Incident lu his testi
mony leminded those who heard him
of tbe boautitul poem, "We Are
Seven." Asked by tbe judge as to
how many children there are in the
family, he said "Eleven," and then
added, "Five of as Is dead."
Mr. and Mrs. Ilelmer failed to ap
pear, and In ' spit of Freddie's
staunch defence, the witnesses . pre
sented some very "strong evidence of
tbe cruelty the children are subjected
to, Mrs. Lenz telling of the severe
beatings Freddie gets aud Mrs, Noble,
who assisted in the housework, gave
a very straight story of tbe indigni
ties heaped upon tbe halt witted girl,
Alice, by her stepmother; bo she
saw her strike- her until the blood
gushed from her face. Other neigh
bors claim she Is not half fed, nor re
ceives tbe medloul attention necessary
when she is ill,
Tho witnesses called were Mrs. No
ble, Mrs. Leu Mrs, Vauthl rs, Mr.
Larwood, Mr. and Mr. D. K. Cooper,
O. A. Khodes and Mia Nan Cooper.
The entire morning was consumed
iu questioning the witnesses, Judge
Luke aud District Attorney Menetee
omitting nothing which would have a
bearing on the case. At noon the
judge took tbe matter under advise
ment. Tbo goneral opinon seems to be
that the advio - of Superintendent
Gardner will be followed that is, to
place the boys under tbe supervision
of the Boy' and Girls' Aid Society,
leaving them with their parents pend
in good treatment.
Tho girl, Alice, was sent to the
state asylum at Salem whore she will
will be cared for.
AWARDED AND SIGNED
At a special meeting of council bold
Friday, Faquet, Gehisoh 4 Joplin
were awarded tbe contract for build -
Ign tbe sewer. Tbelr bid was 121,
050. It has been found that it will
not be necessary te exoavate as deep
ly as was expected, and It Is thought
that tbe sewer may be constructed for
less than this. These figures are based
on tbe estimates of the engineer at so
much a cubic yard, and it is possible
that this amount may be exceeded.
At another meeting of conncil held
Saturday the oootract wa signed and
the contractors furnished bonds to tbe
amount of $15,1X10. Tbe contract stip
ulates that work on the sewer must
commence on January 8, and that it
must lie completed within 120 days
from that time.
Paquet, (ieblsch & Joplin have tbe
best of facilities for handling work of
this kind and have been engaged in
similar work In Portland and other
cities. Tbey have recently completed
a contract at tho latter oity calling
for an outlay of $135,000 and also have
the contract for the new irriagting
ditch to be dug near here in the
Council also passed resolution
levying a 6 mill assessment for other
eity purpose. Two mill of this will
be qsed in the road fund and tbe
other four mills I for contingent pur
KILL RESIDENTS HOLD MEETING
Mil Not Receive Much Encouragement
rom Allorney Engaged to Bender
Opinion Will Be Expensive
A mass meeting was held at Hol
mun's hall Wednesday nigbt by the
residents of the hill district to protest
against assessing them for tbe sewer.
Notices had been posted about town
for sovor.il days notifying the publlo
that thero would be an "Anti-Sewer"
meeting and a good deal of Interest
bad developed as to what course tbe
hill residents inteudod to pursue In
It is not thought that the senti
ment of the property owner on the
hill was properly voiced by the no
tice, declaring that tboie would be
au "Anti-Sewer" meeting. For
while there are some resident there
who aro no doubt strenuously opposed
to the building of tho sewer, we
think 'hat the majority are In favor
of it and are only seeking some
means to make tin payment of their
assessment easier rather than trying
to avoid it altogether, in fact the
Glacier man heard a uumtier of those
In attendance at the meeting give ex
pression to this sentiment.
The meeting was called for 7 o clock
and the room was tilled to it utmost
capacity, there being in the neighbor
hood of lou per ns in attendance. A
good many wore there out of Idle cur
iosity, to whom the assessment doe
not apply, aud most of the others
took a passive interest and had noth
ing to say.
J. 1. llolman was made chairman
of t!'e meeting and he called upon
Captain Coe to state the object of the
meeting. Mr. Coe explained what tbe
meeting was for and Mr. Hayes made
amotion that Attorney Huntingdon
of Tho Dalles, who was present, ad
dress the assemblage.
This motion was seconded, and Mr.
Huntingdon proceeded to say that
before entering on tbe oase ha wanted
It understood that he would not take
the case merely from tbe standpoint
of revenue ouly, but that after due
consideration if he found that there
would be auy actual benefit for the
residents on the hill In contesting the
matter he would take it up.
Mr. Coe moved that a ceu mittse be
appointed to confer with Mr. Hunt
ingdon. Tbe motion was aeoonded
aud Messrs. Coe, Carmiohael and GUI
After this there wa a lull in tbe
proceedings, and P. 8. Davidson.
thinking that perhaps it wa due to
tbe presenile of himself and H. if. Da
vidson, who wa also present, arose
and said that a he and hi eompaa-
lou had b.eu a member ox the ewer
committee of a previous council, they
were naturally interested and bad at
tended tbe meeting on that account.
He explained that tbey bad no wish
to intrude on the deliberation of the
moetlug, and that tbey would with
diaw. . Mr. llolman aald that tbe
niee' itig was an open one, but the two
Chairman llolman then ald that
there were several point on whloh
some of those In attendance would
like to be informed. Tbe first was
whether there wa not some loophole
in the olty charter whereby the rest-
dents of the hill oould be made ex
empt from the assessment. The sec
ond was what action oould be taken
against the properties of tbe parties
who refused to pay tb assessment.
aud the third waa whether, if there
were any illegal member in council
at tho time of passing the sewer ordi
nance, it would alteot Its validity.
In answer to tbe first question, At
torney Huntingdon stated that tbe
churter of the oity of Hood River waa
very carefully drawn aud that uuless
council exceeded tbe right given it
by tho provisions of the charter It
acts would be upheld by the courts.
As au instance he cited tbe oase of tne
oity of Portland, where the same con
dition of altairs as now confronts tne
city of Hood River existed. Tbe case
was taken to the courts and tbe olty
govertimeut sustained in all of them, ,
including tbe United States Hupreme
Court. Mr. Huntingdon said that in
tbe matter of contests in sewerage
cases tho courts aa a rule gare the
paity defending tbe sewer proposition
tbe beueilt of the doubt, placing
health and sanitary condition above
tbe quibbles of tbe law.
In regard to the question or coun
cil's right to make au ordinance per
mitting it to sell the property of per
sons who refused or couldn't pay their
assessment, Mr. Huntingdon said that
tbe common council of a city was a
miniature legislature; that the oity
was a miniature state and that tbe
court so regarded them. That tbey
had tbe uower to make tbe law gov
erning tbe a If airs of tbe city, and
that the ordinance relating to taking
a lieu ou property for unpaid sewer
assessments was unassailable. He read
tbe ordinance aloud and explained
each provision of it so clearly that it
purport could not be mistaken.
As to lue couleutton that mere were
illegal members iu the council, be said
that eveu admitting that there were,
which would have to be proven, tbe
acts of theso members or member
would be adjudged legal. That the
law provided that the acts of publio
o Ulcers must be accepted aa legal un
til their successors had been appoint
ed or tbey bad been unseated. That
this was the lemedy; that tbe prece
dent had been established aud that,
therefore, there could be uo oontest
on this point.
Tbe chairman then wanted to know
if tbe attorney oould give them some
idea as to what it would cost to take
the matter to court, and Mr. Hunting
don replied that it waa rather e diffi
cult mutter to give anything more
than an estimate, but said the court
fees would be anywhere from 175 to
$150. Tbe fees for tbe attorney would
be anywhere from (200 to $500. It
might be more than this if tbe oaae
was a long drawn out one, wbloh
would require a great deal of time and
Mr. Huntingdon was asked a few
other questions ot minor importance,
and as there wa nothing further to
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