HOOD RIVER GLACIER, THUhtfDAY. JANUARY 4, 19C6 ODELL ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND SIX By Roswell Shelley. Odflll, East Hood River Valley, Jan. 3.-Whatshnll the harvest he (or Hood Kiver valley during Big things are coming our way if we put our shoulders to the wheel. Bet ter join the procession and get a move on yon or yon may he laid up for re pairs by getting under the wheels of the oar of progress that Ik headed this way Aftor thanking the Glacier read ers for their Indulgence during the pant year, I beg to Bay that unlets the Cilaoier manager releases me from fur ther obligations, it may be that I might iiillict my notes upon them aguin. At any rate my coat 1h otf and 1 intend to use whatever of ability and intluenoe 1 may possess, in behalf of the upbuilding of the vahoy. Hut here we are at the open door of a new year. Now in the time to write reso lutions. Better write them on your' cult's, unless you Intend to keep them. We were absent from home when the yule tide of Christmas rolled in, bonce had no Christmas notes from Cdell. Hut that your renders may understand bow suporlloially many people read, one of my good friends, a gentleman who roads the paper and who lives iu town, congratulated mo last week on my Christmas sermon in the Glacier. But when 1 told hi in that I didn't write a lino last week, and that be must apologize to Bro Brayford of Rockford for this awful bluudei, tie saw be was up against it and promised to square himself with your Barrett correspondent, for whom wo have a profound regard. My dis tinguished friend was reading fiom the Barrett column Instead of the Udell notes. Last Saturday morning nature's ar tist pave us a beautiful picture. The earth was carpeted with white, while the leafless oak limbs looked stately lioueiith their ' jowolod-like settings. Beside and about tho oaks were the pities that seemed bowed down ueatb their burdens, their limbs drooping, Ho as we turn the luHt leaves of the dying year and behold the weight of winter as it grips the trees, and the things about us In nature, may we not as we pause upon the threshold of the now year, and cast a swift look backward through tho weight of years, better understand the meaning of these grey hairs and more fully real ize that before many more mile stones are passed that we, too, will totter and fall like some tall tree of the for est that for centuries has withstood the storms of winter. But lest we pauM too Jong nr brood over the mis take of, the past, let's be olt again and somewhere in the thickest of the battle perhaps we may again catch that bow of promise that during all the years of our lives lias beckoned us from defeat to victory as well as from victory to defeat. Remembering as we journey along, "Thut 'tis better to have tried and fulled, than not to have tried at all." During tho holiday vacation the teachers of the Odell school have all been absent. Mr. Knuis with bis family baa been in Portland; Miss Thompson at her borne at The Dalles, and Miss Davenport at M osier. Tbey have all returned and are again in the harness. J. L. Tousey, one of Portland's teachers, spent his vacation on bis ranch near Udell. Cbas. Roberts, Jr., who Is a student in U. A. C. at Corvallis, spent the holidays with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. C (1. Huberts, of Tauglewood, near "Winans City." Charley while here lauded an eight pound salmon from turbulent Hood river. This feat was accomplished in one boui's time, when tne big fish had grown weary struggling tor liberty. Charley did this with book and line and should tie justly proud of his acoomplishment. Charley is an expert angler and there are a lot of Odellites thut would like to know bow it was done. Charley says its easy, but tbe secret be keeps. Utto Ehrek says be is lonely since his brother Will got married and left. Well, Utto, we know a young lady who says she don't care if BiiJy is married so long as you are left. Last Friday evening after tbe musi cule and literary program was o'er there was an old fashioned spelling class chosen, and tbe result was tbat Mrs. It. K. Callison beat the whole shootiug match. Mrs. Callison Is tbe m ther of quite a family of children, some of whom are in -.be ninth grade, but let me teli you that when Mrs. Callison and some of us older than she went to school tbey taught spelling orally, and tbey not only taught it hut tbey practiced it almost every Friday afternoon and It is my opin ion tbat some of tbe modern methods of teaching are not as good after all as tho oh. fashioned way. Spelling seems almost a lost art, judging by the army of poor spellers that are to be found today. . Last Sunday Rev. Wood preached at the Union church here an interest ing sermon. Mr. Wood Is intelligent and cultured and bis sermons seem to come from the bea't, and consequent ly reach bis hearers. Tbe writer would be pleased to bear biui preach from the fifth chapter of James, tak ing for his text the first six verses. My reason for this suggestion is tbat 1 think he is tearless iu bis utterances on the right side and believe hi in cpalile of bundling tbe trusts and the political grafter, concerning whom this text refers. K. B. Bragg, the merchant prince of Hood Kiver, Mr. Byerly, the all 'round hustler for tbe News-Letter, and Mr. llollowell were in attendance at church here last Sunday. They were here representing tbe church at Hood Kiver to meet the oUlcers and members of the O ell Christian church to effect a mutual arrange ment concerning the work of their pastor, Mr. Wood, who is engaged to serve the town church and tbe church at Udell for the coming year. We were glad to meet these genial gentle men, and right glad, also, that they had opportunity to take a look at the Hub of Kast Hood Kiver valley. Call again. Mr. Dudley Holland, who recently purchased the John Lawless place, will have a family move In soon, and the work of improving will begin by rebuilding eld fences and enclosing the entire 10 acres, and putting into cultivation all available land in ti e spring. Tbis ranch when once fixed up, as Mr. Holland plans, with quite su increased acreage of apple trees, will be one of the choice places of tbis section, and will always bring a fancy price if put upon tbe market. We congratulate tbe community on such an acquisition as Mr. Holland and also congratulate him on bis excellent bargain. Henry Avery was doing business at tbe Little White store one diy last week. For three years now bis grey horses bead this way when their gro cery stock runs low. John Lawless and family will soon be off tcward the sunny south. John reluctantly turns his back on Hood Kiver valley. He would not go at all were It not iu tbe hope that bis wife's health may be improved. John's sale caused Pbil Warren, his renter, to pull back to Viento, leaving vacant a building that was erected for a meat market. H. M. Poolo, who has been ill for some time, is now in The Dalles for treatmeut. Miss Netie Kemp, Udell's elocution ist, is spending a few days at Menom inee. Dr. Shaw was out to Odell last Sat urday on a professional call. A doc tor's call is an item we do not like to record, yet we are always glad to greet tbe doctor. W. L. Carnes, who advertises for bard jobs, is now engaged in grubbing three acres by oontraot and is getting on tine. Tbe Little White store people have let a contract to tbe Dodge Bros, to grub out about 100 trees, ranging In size from 8 to 36 inches, on their 25 aore tract near tbe store. This work will increase tbe value of the pi ce, and it might happen that if some one should want to buy one of the nicest little tracts iu all this section, thut the owners might be tempted with a fancy offer. Tbe man behind tbe grub hoe and wood saw will be much in evidence here for the next three months, which will greatly enhance values In tbe Odell section. The closing of tbe deal of that Ger man coach horse la still another in dication that the people of Hood Kiv er are entitled to tbe best things go ing. A :W00 horse looks good, and It is our opinion that under the liber al terms of sale that tbis venture will not only prove a public benefit In tne breeding and growing of first class horses, but a good investment for the owners of tbi' valuable horse, who are to lie commended for their enterprise In placing this fine horse iu the valley. We received letter last Monduy from J. 11. Dunn, now of Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Dunn formerly lived t Udell and says tbat. sinoe going to Kansas last fall he hasn't had a good riuk of water, a good apploor a good brea h of air. lie further says that if tbe Lord is willing be will be in Hood Kiver by tbe first of April. He also authorizes me to have the Ulaciei sent to hint saying be cau't live with out tbe Ulaoier. Dud Odell, who for some tlmo has tieen absent at Starbuok, Wash., re turned last Saturday somewhat im proved In health. His many friends u PROTECT YOUR LUNGS From those cold East winds by wearing one of the BELMONT CHAMOIS VESTS 4 A PERFECT PROTECTION TO THE CHEST We have both ladies' and gentlemen's styles in a size that will fit you. "-KEIR- . CASS SMITH BLOCK RELIABLE DRUGGISTS Z30CZZDG 3C n IBU3 Commence the New Year RIGHT : l ' ; by having' your work done where accuracy of workmanship will be GUARANTEED. Where? Why at ,,, ., LARAWAY'iS The Watchmaker and Jeweler SMITH BUILDING HOOD RIVER Ayers Losing your hair? Coming out by the combful? And doing nothing? No sense in that! Why don't you use Ayer's Hair Vigor and fiair Vigor promptly stop the falling? Your hair will begin to grow, too, and a?! dandruff will dis appear. Could you reason ably expect anything better? Aysr'i H.lr Vtfnr li a irrr-t- tuccm wllli m. My luitr wan IttlHuK ..til very bmlljr. but tie Hair V igor iow'l It urn! now nijr lutir it IAWlOH, iJliUMiT. Ulil. 1 2iira'S3s?2Ji;iss3dMi; ;y i all ciiilit."-w. J, (I IK bfltlla. All rlriinirl.1,. for 3. O. t,..v. Thin Hair are glad to sea, bliu home again. V. V. Willis who taught tbe O'ell school lust yobr, bad business that culled him here hint week, lie is now teaching a school iu Washington. On New Year's eve the sound of a hammer wan heard across the street after the evening shadows had fallen. Next morning there wag a notice on the front door of Phil Warren's meat market, which read asfollows: "While you 'Watch Tacoma CJrow,' keep your eye ou Odell," . This reminds us that if we bad Brother Dennett, of the Irrigator here, he would be counting the thousands of people who pans through Odell, in stead of having time to count theflOUU coyotes thut crowed the Columbia at hla thriving village the other day. I ' erewith enclose a letter from my esteemed friend, .1. O. lliivtor, editor and publisher of tbe Polk county Ob server, published at Dallas, county seat of the blue ribbon county, where it was my good fortune to rosido for a period oi 37 years. Von may pub lish it if you like, for I should like your renders to know the opinion of many non-resident people concerning our valley. Mr. lloswell Shelley, Odell, Hood River Or. Dear Sir and Friend : Your check for SI. 50 received. 1 desire to espe cially thank you for the good letter accompanying it; it is just such kind of messages of encouragement and good will that make lite worth living to the newspaper iiuiii. It is an In spiration to a man to give bis readers the very bent that is iu him, as be re alize tbat there aie those who appre ciate his efforts. I thank you very much Mr. Shelley, both for tho letter and the subscription. The circulation of the paper is hav ing a most healthy growth, and 1 hope to still fu ther i nl age and Improve it at no distant dale. 1 read your Odell correspondence every week and inn getting quite well acquainted with the people ot your community through your items. 1 notice that the railroad is gradually moving out voi r nay and thut is good news. Hood Kiver valley was good without the railroad. Who can fore tell its development and prosperity once tho road is built ami iu opera tion? Surely, great limits are in store for the residents of your charm ing valley. With kindest regatds for yourself and Mrs. Shelley, and wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year, 1 am Sincerely, J. C. HAYTEU. Preferring to a letter from ono, J. L. Mitchell, published in this issue of tho Glacier, in which he takos me to task for writing the facts iu the case concerning the insurance of the late U. 0. Crockett, and inasmuch as he seems anxious to learn the unmo of the writer, 1 beg to respectfully in form him that 1 am the author ot said article, and us such, hold myself re sponsible for the same. The fuct Is that 1 stand ready to prove every stiitoment made concern ing the settlement of this claim, in the interest of Mrs. Crockett. 1 fur ther desire to say that it will robalily be to Mr. Mitchell's interest to dtsist from further false accusations fen- coming the writer, as he might called upon to prove them. A h in to the w Uo, etc. ' KOSW Hl.Li Ktll.UJ' . The ('nickel t Clai Spokane, Juunaiy 1, Editor Hood River Glacier, Hear Sir: Mr. J. P. Hill.-trom forwarded to our ollica a clii u i from your paper under date ot I cemoer i, anil wnien cupping un tains a very unjust statement in re gard to the settlement by the Order of Washington of t tie Crockett claim. lhe writer i-i out visiting all the sub orillnale Union of the Order and th clipping has Jibt reached him, elst you would have received our explain! l ion sooner. It is not possible, Mr. Editor, for you to nave leen acquainted with tin tacls, oJse you would never hare per nutted such an unjust, unkind and iinfraternal statement to have becu published in your paper. We are of the opinion that the writer of tho ar tide penned it with nialieioua inten and shall ask that you coriect this very tintruthlul strtemont, giving it as much prominenco as be attracting article was granted. lhe tacts in this ease are. that Mr. Crockett did join Tbe Order of Lions as the article states and was a mem tier for some time but at the time of the consolidation of The Ordor of Lions with the Order of Wai-biugton ana nr. tue tune or the dent li of Air. Crockett about the same time, the records of tbe Order of Llous showed Mr. Crockett to tie delinquent ou ao- count of the failure to pay his assess uient for Uiu previous mouth. It was upon this ground that the claim hung fire so long. Furthermore let it be said that the former Supreme Piesi dent of The Order of Lions had this cuse under luvotigatiou with the Su preme Odicers of the Older of Wash ington and that he himself advised that the claim could not be allowed, There is no blame to be attached to lhe Order of Washington and instead of Maine it deserves the Vniise of the triend at Mood luvnr who so fur for got the truth to tell that which must have been known to be false iu every part. Whon the claim was sent to Portland, the Order of Washington met the situation and a careful and campleto investigation was made and a settlement made which was fair and square aiuljwaa a settlement that was made not on actual liability so much as it was made to give this widow and children the b-neiit of the doubt. j We ask you, Mr. Kditir, to see that justice is given in this case, if you This is the time of year we are preparing for our annual invoicing and general cleaning up, getting our business generally in shape to know the results of the year's work, and start ing in to the new year with as clean a stock and slate as possible. We have a lot of seasonable goods that we will put prices on that will cer tainly move them before commencing the in voice. We invite you in to enjoy some of the great bargains we will have for you. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year, we are Yours AGG & CO insist we will produce the books iu your otlice to piove our statement and i' e will get a statement from the at torney that looked after Mrs. Crock ett's inteiest, which statement will no-incido with the one wo herein make. Yon cannot understand hew much damage this report will do cur organ ization and create a v.n.cg impres sion where the facts are not known, tliorefoie we leave lhe case to your own sense offaiiui'-s and honor at least for the pieici.t. Ke.-pectfullv Yours, J L. MITCHELL, Supreme Secrt tary, Portland, O-e. WHITE SALMON. company with the Therr is a now real estate in White Hnluion, st rted uume of A. W. Kstees & Co. Tbe (rangers' entertainment Mon day night was a great success. A big crowd attended and every one on the program rendered thoir part well. Thoro are several strangois ou our streets every day, looking fo.' land and going in the country to see land even if the suow Is i n the ground. J. II. Ilussenshutt has moved iuto White Salmon lately from Uilmer. Mr. Ilussenshutt sold his place at Gil mer Jately. Mr. Watson has moved into his new house lie lately built ou Wyers avenue. Thursday be went to Chehalis, Wash,, to visit relatives. I'KOM THK KNTKHI'UISK Mrs. K. M. Ilolmau of Hood River is visitiug relatives in this district. W, J. Parrel, wife and daughter of Hood Kiver are spending Christinas at the home of Richard Kolley. Earl Holmau of Hood Kiver was visiting with his friend, Paul Neil, a few days. We are not sure whether any one lost any sheep or goats; we didn't examine theirthe boys') teeth to find out particulars. Active railro.-,d work is now being pushed iu earnest ou the Portland A Seattle railroad near the dock. Grad ers are busy ou tho Shurte plaoe and trom the constant thundering of the bias's we imagine that tbe lock work Is getting rapidly into line. Keports are current that tho right of way has been secured and a satisfactory agiee nient reached with C. A. Shurte, Mr. Dean, S. 0. Zoigler, J. P. Egan, D. I . McCluieand a. K. Byrkett. Tbi now loavta only the places of C. 1). Alooieand Mrs. Warren, and we snp ! ose that satisfactory terms will soou l o ananged with these. At a meeting of citizens held in .antorhach s tall X nesduv alteruoon i oommitteo ot ttve prominent citi zens was sppointed to go o Vancou .eriiudtryto convince tho ollloii.is f the Portland & Soi.tlle Railway company that ne will need a defot at misplace, i ne count, litre consisted of C. M. Wnlb.rd, S. 0. Zeigler, J. (;. Wyers, A. H. Jewett and J. P. I'gau. The count itlce dc arted Tues day Uiotning and will Intel i lew the authorities in Portland and Vancou ver. Mot of the men ou the commit tee have been instrumental in the past few years in werking up a name for White Kaltrnu fruits and berries in the nmikets of the world and do not propose to bavo all this work thrown away and asted by the rail road culling their statiou here by some other name. tbe very next day after tbe cougei was killed and seem to be well pleased to get tbe news of its death. DUKES VALLEY. We are having some winter here now. About five inches of snow fell Friday night and Saturday morning. A few were out iu tbeir sleigbs on Saturday and Sunday, but the mud and slush under tbe suow made it im possible to enjoy sleigb riding. We called it sleigh riding just tbe same. C. R. Bone shut down his saw mill fot the season last Friday. J. P. Thompsen will have a force of men at work next week cutting saw logs fot his spring work. He expects to start his saw mill here as soon as spring opens up and he wants logs enough on hand to keep all hands busy for the summer. Grubbing machines will lie idle now until the snow leaves. Tbe Dodje Bros, have received a contract of grubbing out about 100 pine trees for the Little White store people at Odell. C. Busey was in our town last week canvassing for our rural mail carrier. Mr. Busey reports that all in the val ley came up with (be big dollar, ex cept one family and tbat familv re ceives as much or more mail than any one in the valley. We have had better mail servioe In the last year than we nave uad since the route was estab lished and any one who would be grudge a dollar to hel the carrier out, ought to have to go to town for their mail about one winter. Then they would learn the value of our free mail delivery. What does a dollar a year amount to compared with going wiiuuui our man nair ot toe time or going through mud and slusb four or five miles to get our mail? Any one who has lived in Hood Kiver valley more than one year knows that the mail oannot be carried for what the government pays and those who have boxes and secure mail ought to be willing to Help keep tbe service np. A few Dukesvalleyitoa held a watcb meeting at Joseph Knox's, on New V ...... I . r . ... eve. ui urn ana conee was served and all enjoyed a pleasant ev euiug. Those who attended tbe dance given by the Baldwin club at Mount Hood hall, report a good time and the best supper ever tasted at a dance. Tbe ladies of Mount Hood surely kuow now to make good cake and coffee. A Ilia; Duller. A large boiler which will be used by the Stanley-Smith Lumber Co. in tbe big mill tbey are erecting at Green Point, was received at tbe freight station last week. The boiler weigns in tbe neighborhood ot six tons, aud it required an eight horse leaiu 10 move it up trom tbe car. MOUNT HOOD. The ground is shrouded iu a cover ing of tbe beautiful mow to an extent. of about eight inches. There was a verv eood ilminn vlnn by tho boys at the Mount Hood hall ln-t Friday evening. It was very well nueuoeii consmei mg the weather and all report a good time. There was a silver sirred at midnight alter which the dam lug continued till the e small hours of morning. . H. Oavidson made a bushier trip to Pine Grove, Odell and Hood Kiver last I ridav afternoon, lint Wnll says he was not very successful in his venture aud hopes to do l etter. Miss Genevive Fish and Miss Mil. dred Cooper of "lhe I'alles. arriv e! in town last Friday to visit relatives and to attend the New Vear's l,nil. A monstrous conger was killed al most in the heart of tbis setllnnmni lust Thursday by Hurt Saudman. The cat was seen ou dilUti-nt wess ons near W. li. Edick's him, so Burt got ins dog and urn and started in pursuit with blood iu his eye. After following it a mile or more h;s doir came up with it and put it up a tree i. d Kurt tan e up ana on seeino it only about 2." feet high, be lost no ime in uiilimbering bis artillery and tore the ton of its head or!. He onlir id a small single barrelled shotgun id No. (J shot Tbe cat measured brut 5 feet from tin to tin. Our fiicuds lu Cougerdoiii came to town After Clouds comes Bunhhutb. Aftkr Dhscondency comks Jov. Aftkb Su knkss comes Htll.m Aftkb Wkaknkss comes Strength. Dr. Tierce's Favorite Prescription U it wit doe it all. If i a trotidcr worker fur uviirwM because it Is Kature'ii remedy, adapted to the needs of twentieth cen tury women. No alcohol, ko nabcotip. wo injitri ot'8 dkuo. Made of glvoeric extracts from roots, therefore their virtues grew In them In A'nture's UibomUiry, vln: Lady's Slipper nxit, Hlack Cohosh root. I nicorn root, Blue Cohosh root, ami Golden Seal root: extracted, combined. preserved without alcohol, by Jfcirtw rurcti own jiecuiuir jmieewt, the most exact proportions to hip oesi enecis. If In need of careful, competent advice before beginning treatment, you will re ceive it without charge by writing, ami slating your case, to Dr. R. V. Pierce, tityt Main Street, Buffalo. N. Y. All letters confidentially received and answers sent in securely sealed envelories. I was a rrvat sufferer for six rearV writes Mrs. Cra. stwdtMi. of 641 Bonds Strwt. Ssuinaw, Mich. "1 commenced to take jonr . ! i ira niiuuii ana nave tan ten Nn lies in all. Am now tvirular. after havlm? missed two rears and sufferwi with pain In the head and back. I was so nervous, could not eat or sleep. Now 1 can thank jroa (or my recovery." Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellet enre eon. Mlpatlon, One little 'Pellet" is a cuulie laxative, and two a mld clhartio. and in secure EXCURSION TO CALIFORNIA. Under An-plces of the Oregon Devel opment League, Leaves Portland on Nptcial Train Jan. 13. Secretary Tom Richardson, of the Oregon Development League, Is very anxious that the state at large should be well represented on tbis excursion. The party, which will be composed of ladies and gentlemen, leaves Port laud at midnight, January 13, 19UC, stops being made at Sacramento, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Los An geles. Special entertainment will be accorded the party at these points. Tbe rate from Portland will be $03 for one person, which includes three meals to be served on dinner between Portland and Sacramento, and Pull man berth to Los Angeles. A rate of $58 will be charged where two people occupy a double berth. A deposit of $25 is necessary on each ticket to se oure reservation. Section reservati ns will be held until December 2T)th. , This Is an excellent opportunity to visit California, as the auspices under which it is given Insures a most en joyable outing. The excursion is to be run only provided that not less than 125 per sons make the trip. All communica tions In in reference to reservations and to the trip in general, should be addressed to Mr. Tom Richardson, Manager Portland Commercial Club, Portland, Oregon. DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK tho tllS Wt; That a hotel like tho Mount Hood Hotel is a big drawing card for a town the size of Hood River? That a great many of tho dollars that come into tho town are left here by strangers who stop at hotel. That every cent get hold of is spent with tin merchants in our own town. They appreciate it. It helps the town. Ii helps the valley. They help us. We appreciate it. Did you ever stop to think that the stranger forms his opinion of the town by tho hotel the people can support? That it takes money, and lots of it, to run a place the size of the Mt. Hood Hotel? That a meal taken at tho Mt. Hood helps maintain a first-lass hotel, and gives the town a good name? Did you ever stop to think that you could help the town in this way; that you would Helping yourself: that von would be helping your neigh bor; that you would be help- us; ve will appreciate it. We will remember if. Think it over. See if von can't have a meal with us once in awhile. Next time you want to take the early morning train to Portland. get a room at the Mt. Hood lotel. Leave your call for the train, and nine times out of ten you will get from one to two hours more sleep, for if the train is an hour late, we call you accordingly. You feel better nil day. You en joy your trip better. You do more business. 80 do we We want your trade. Gei the habit. It's a good one. Think it over.