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HOOD BIVEE GLACIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 18C6
THE SEEDLESS APPLE
NOT A NEW VENTURE
G. A. Braekett, PomnloKist of the
United State Agricultural depart
ment, in on article wiitteu for the Uem
State Rural, ban this to Bay about the
Dear Sir: Koforriug to your of
the '2nd instant couwrning the Spen
cer SeedloM apple, which Iihh beu bo
freely adrertiBed of late by the ousiih
peotintf press of the country, 1 will
gay we haro Rivon the mutter our
moHt careful attention, and after col
lecting upeclmeiiH of these no-called
geedleHS and ooreleBO applea from var
ious parts of the country, whore they
have heeu known for the pattt century,
and comparing them with the Spen
cer seedier apple, we do not And any
eBBeutial diiCurenen, and furthermore,
we heliove we have the true hintory
of thia Spencer apple, where it was
llrst grown and how Mr. Spencer ob
tained aciouH ot thin apple.
It is claimed by the Spencer Seed
lead Apple lio. thwt Mr. Spencer orig
inated thin variety by budding and
grafting. Thia Idea la prepoBtoroua.
New f ru its are not origiua'ed thia
way. The Bimplo art of budding or
grafting doea not in any way alter UkT
frut. A lUm Davis anion budded or
grafted upon any othel apple stock
will bear lion Uavia apples no matter
how oft repeated.
Seedluxs applea are nothing but
freaks of nature and are by no means
the result of any scientific effo.ta on
the' part of man. These are purely
acoidontal and not subject to control
These doformltioa for such they
are are by no meana new or un
known. Those abnormal forma have
appeared and are likely to continue
to appeal from time to time among
any number of seedling apple trees.
Such of these as have appeared of
which history furnishes ua data, have
been variously known as "Seedless,"
and "Condons," "lUoomlesa" aud
"Seedless," "No Core," etc., all of
which signiQes about the sumo in
reality. The deformity tlrst manifests
itself in the blossom that is lacking in
the full development of its parts, just
as the fruit that follows is deliciout
iu some of the organs that constitute
a perfeot 'typo of its species. The
ohief defect in the (lower, and that
which renders it inconspicuous and
therefore said to be "bloomless" is
the absenoa of petals or corulla. None
of theso ao-calied seedless and core
lens apples have boeu known to pos
sess valuable qualities when compared
with our standard variolic, neither
are they entirely bloomless, coreloss
or seedless. All have Dowers, though
abnormal In character. All have
abortive and some have perfect seeds..
2 All have more or less well ueunoii
corea which are more objectionable
than aeeds, and as to the claim that
these freaks are, "immune from insect
injuries" 1 will tate that iu examin
ing specimens submitted to this ollloe
by the Spenoei Seedless Apple Co.,
the first specimen continued a well
developed larva of the codling moth,
alve aud kicking.
The claims made for those freaks
have been greatly exaggerated and
the wonder is Unit so many of the
newspapers ami magazines have lguor
antly given free advertisement to
what ii believed to bo one of the uiohI
stupendous humbugs ever imposed
upon an unsuspecting public.
Will Mot Slop DlMcrliiilimlloiis.
"It does not follow," so says the
Milwaukee .Sentinel, "that tho Fed
eral Ooverumeiit mnxt assume and ex
ercise the rate mukliig power in older
to scum re justice, nor la it certain
that even If It should adopt that plan
It would bo successful. It would be
as easy to grniit a secret rebate on a
rate fixed by the Interstate Commerce
Commission as on one established by
the carrier itself. The greatest evil
in tho transport atlmi business is dis
crimination of line kind or another.
Government rate-making will not do
away with discrimination. Lot Con
gress pass a law granting to the Inter
state Commerce Commission the
power to make rates and put them to
force at once and tho problem of pre
senting discriminations would still
"This, tho Seiitiuel believes, la the
real question Congress should under
take to answer : J low are dixurlmluit'
tiona to be abolished f The Interstate
Commerce Commission is now engag
ed iu examining Into the practices of
private refiigerator car companies,
It assumes that It has the right to
make such Inquiries in face of tho do
murrer filed by the private car line
ollicora, who contend that they are
not engaged in Interstate commerce.
"The Interstate Commerce Commis
slou has formally expressed the opin
ion that tho practices adopted by the
terminal companies, branches of largo
manufacturing corporations aud or
ganizod primarily for tho purpose of
securing rebates under cover of
joint rate arrangement, i re iu direct
violation of the mil .(-rebate law. The
thing to do then is to enforce the
Wyoming' (Jevcraor I. Ikes Our Apples
(1. R. Castner of this city has re
oeived a letter from (inventor lirooka
of Wyoming acknowledging tho re
oelpt of a box of apples sent him by
Messrs. Smith v Castuer. The letter
reads as follows :
"tientlemen : Sometime ago I re
celved a box of Kpit.enberg apples
forwarded to ino from I ortlnnd, Ore
gon, ami am informed by Mr. Camp
who hail a picture exhibit from our
Btnte that I n m indebted to you for
tliis kind remembrance.
"1 wiwh to express my thanks for
same. On Thanksgiving day 1 took a
few of these apples to Chicago and
they ultracted a groat doul of attention.
"1 believe they are tho best apples
i nave ever eaten.
It. II. JSrooks.
OF HERE AND THERE
Will (itve Ills laiireslmis of Europe
Tho Oregon Journal has made ar
rangement to secure the letter
which will be written by V. J. Iliyau,
giving his impressions of the various
countries of Kuropu in w hich he is
going to make a tour covering a pe
riod of two years. Mr. liryau is a
very entertaining wii er ami his des
cription of life In the old world will
be well worth reading, lie has reach
ed the ago where his view will bo a
normal one and will not, therefore,
be fraught with the extravagi.nt en
thusiasm of youth nor the pessimism
of old age. That Mr. liryau is a
statesman no one can deny and his
treatment of the sociaj and ecouomic
problems of Kuropu will bo road with
Perfection can only be attained in tho
physical by allow ing nature to appropri
ate and not dissipate her own resource.
('atl)iirllis (trip, weaken dissipate, while
DoWitt'a Little Karly Miners liuipl.v
expel all putrid matter and bile, thus
allowing the liver to assume normal -tivity.
Good for the complexion. Sold
by U. K. Williams.
The Orange Judd Farmer estimates
the United States apple crop for 1905
at 23,4ifi,(XiO barrels, to be compared
with 45,320,000 barrels for last year,
42,(120,000 iu I'M), and 40,625,001) in
11W2. In round numbers, therefore,
we have just about half the apple crop
of last year.
Cun Buy one tell ua of a hsrd drinker
who always eata apples freely? We
have hunted for audi a man, but hare
never found him. Do you know him?
We believe that apple eating load a
to temperance in the use of liquor.
Is it bo? Itural New Yorker.
Cow Hair in Oleomargarine.
Concerning the mixing of cow hairs
in oleomargarine for the purpose of
deluding consumers, John P.St. John,
an Omaha creamers man, ia ready to
swear that tbia deception baa i ten
practiced before bis very eyea.
"1 bad long regarded the old but
ter story aa a joke," he said to a re
porter of the Sioux City Tribune, un
til I visited an oleo factory recently.
In some states manufacturers take
particular pride In making tbe decep
tion complete. There was a large
amount of oleo, colored rioh yellow,
ready to make into prints. The man
operating the print machine weut over
to a bench and brought over a small
box with a sliding cover.
"When he began to make tbe prints
be opened the box and took from it
and placed iu every piece of butter
before it waa pleased into shape two
or three white baira. They were fine
aud white and 1 stopped over and
looked at them. There was a whole
box of the baira, laid iu as straight as
though they were toothpicks.
"They resembled cow hair, though
1 do not know whether even they were
gon lne or not. They looked too
white and too long and straight, but
the oleo maker was puttiug hair into
hia product to deceive tbe people aud
make them think it had been near a
J.ate Strawberry Experiment.
11. Luters, Springfield, Pierce oonn
ty, Wash., gives the llorticulturalist
final figures on bis Alpine strawberry
patch aa follows : Tbe ground oovera
about llj acres, gravelly clay soil,
plants set usual distanoe apart. The
total crop waa 187 cratea for which
WHO. 20 cah waa received. The ex
nouses Including cost of crates,
freight- wharfage and picking at 20
cents per crate, was $71.02, leaving a
net balance of 118.58.
The ground was cultivated with a
.V tooth horse cultivator onoe every
two weeks, beginning in March up
through the time of picking and wa
ter from adjoining springs waa run
between tbe rowa, at intervals during
July and August ao the ground was
kept thoroughly moist, meanwhile the
weeds waa kept down. Picking began
June IHh and last crate gathered Oc
tober loth. During the season when
other berries were coming the picking
waa not large. There waa no ruah any
time and during August and part of
September the price ranged from
M.M) to 1 per orate. 'J here waa con
siderable, work connected with the
cultivating and irrigating. Perhaps
aa much wagea could hae been made
hi a logging camp for the time being,
but this intelligently directed home
labor has bo m well rewarded, besides
the experiment ia of exceeding great
value for future operations. J he
problem of late strawberry cropping
iu the Coast country with profit Is
largely a quostlou of proper place for
irrigating, some good variety of late
cropping plant, aud close attention to
cultivation and keeping down of tbe
A Treat For Music Lover-.
Already music lovers throughout
the entire state are looking forward
with fond anticipation to the coming
of the world's greatest singer, Msd
ame Calve, aud her excellent com
pauy of artists who will appear at the
Marquam (iraud thentri for oue con
cert only, Monday evening, January
22, l'.KKi. The demand for seats will be
so largo that it baa been deemed nec
essary to reueive mail or lera from iu
and out ot town beginning Mouday,
January 8, llKKi. Kach order must
state clearly the mini her of seats
wanted and be accompanied by a
stamped addressed envelope inclosing
money order or check made payable
to W. T. Pangle, Marquam (Jrand the
atre, Portland, . Oiegon. Thia will
give out of towu patrons the same op
portunity aa tlioxe living In Portland.
The orders will be filled iu the order
they are received aud seats assigned
aa near as possible to the location de
sired. Tbe regular sale will opeu
Monday morning, January 15, 1900.
This will nll'ord young men, hus
bands aud fathers, also big brothers,
an opportunity to make a unique New
Year's present In the shape of Calve
tickets. This is a gift the recipients
will not forgot iu a day, it being near
ly half a month betweeu the giving
and its realization.
The company includes Misa Argyra
Kastrou, violinists; Mine. Vsabel Bar
nard, pianiste; Derrick Von Nordeu,
tenor; Mous. M. llouxman, basso;
.Minis. Louis Floury, flutist.
Prices Lower floor parquette, $5;
first two rows In parunotte circle, ,";
last live rowa in paruuetto circle, fl.
Unlcony First :i rows In balcony, $";
second ,1 rows iu balcony, H; 7-8 Pth
rows lu balcony, f.i; last ,1 rows In '
balcony, 2.50. CJallery First two!
rows, $2; H-l-fiOth rows iu gallery,!
fl.ftO; last six rows, general admis
sion, not reserved, H. lloxoa and
Excursion Itate to 0. It L. ('(invention,
lu connection with the convention
of the Oregon Development League
at Portland January 12 and 13, tbe O,
It. & a. will sell round trip tlckeats
at the rate of fare and one-third.
Tickets will be good going on train 1.
January 11, ami trains II aud 5, Jan
uary 12, with a final limit of January
to. It is urged that all those inter
ested in tho good ami welfare of the
league be present at the convention if
Elected Sunday School Olllccrs.
Tho newly elected officers for the
M. I', Sunday school for tbe ensuing
ft. l. Uradley, superintendent; C.
rouse, assistant HUimrlnttv dent:
Miss Nilile lloruor, secretary; P. Mc-
flliuin, treasurer; Homer Wood, libra
rian; Pearl Uradley, organist; C.
rouse, chorister. Ibe teachers are
Mrs. ,1, W. Higbv, C. Crouse, Miss
Ida Wright, Mrs. McMillin, Mrs. llal-
vorsoii. Miss Hicks, and Mrs. Dr.
Igington. Mr. A. K. Woohcit.
Mrs. F. Doit and Miss Ida Kvans
will lie the supplementary teachers.
Here is a Itnrg-aiu.
Five acres first-class land, one mile
from Hood River; all in ore! ard ; new
MiiiiiingN on place. Must scl at once.
For particulars see John Inland Hen.
WHAT OUR EXCHANGES
SAY ABOUT OUR CITY
The city of Hood River, Oregon.haa
just had added to its resources en
electric power plant, with a capacity
of 500 horaepower. The plant has
been Installed about one mile from
the city up tbe valley of the same
name by tbe Klectrio Light aud Power
company, at a cost of &'t0,0U), and it
ia proposed to furnish light and power
to tbe city at a reasonable figure.
Ibe plant ia complete iu every detail
and equal to the best anywhere.
Tbe fruit, buyer was in evidence in
Oregon very early this season aud it
ia reported that Hood Kiver fancy ap
plea were contracted in August for aa
nigb aa 12.75 per box. When it is
known these same apples bring 95.50
per box in the English maiket, and
retail in the New York city markets
at from 00 cents to 1 per dozen, you
can easily realize that $2.75 f. o, b.
Hood River leaves a fair iraigin for
the middleman Orchard and Farm.
The main things are to have uni
formity in style of grade aud pack
then to ship promptly when the pro
duct ia required. A competent busi
ness manager, stricter inspection sa
membership increases and some back
bone and sticktoativenesa of all com
posing tbe oiganizatlon, are essen
tials for auccess. An attempt to take
in too much at tbe outset fa likely to
prove fatal. Tbe Puyallup and Sum
ner association in trying to handle
the berries at Vasbon can e near
wrecking their own, while results were
unsatisfactory to both. At Hood
River tbe Fruit Union handles only
strawberries, cherries and some othei
small fruits, while many of the aaite
members join in an apple association
for the specific purpose of bmdling
that fruit, and a product of 200 car
loads ia gathered within a range of
The Hood River apple growers arc
of the opiuiou that places with wormy
infected apples should bequaraotiuod.
If infected trees are not only quaran
tined but destroyed, why should in
fected fruit go free, unless under
bond and seal it oould be sent to the
froze u north, where trees don't grow.
Millionaire's Poor Stomach.
The worn-out stomach of the over-fi d
millionaire in often paraded in tbe pub
lic priii l a aa a horrible example of the
evils attendant on the possesion of great
wealth, but millionaires are nix the
only onca alllicted with bad stomachs.
The proportion is fur greater among the
toilers, dyspepsia and Indigestion aie
rampant among these people, and they
suffer far worse tortures than the mil
lionaire unless they avail themselves of
a standard medicine like Green's Au
gust Flower, which has been a favorite
household remedy for all stomach trou
bles for over thirty five years. August
Mower rouses Ibe torpid liver, thus cre
ating appetite and injuring perfect di
jeslion. It tones and vitali.ee the en
tire system aud makes die worth I'ving,
no matter what vur station. Trial
bottles, 25c ; regular size, 75c, For sale
by C. N. Clarke, druggist.
A. F. Si A. M. Inslall 0!l!cer.
At a u.etting of llcod tiier Lodge
No. 105, A. F. & A. M., held Wednes
day evening, December 2, the follow
ing officers were installed :
W. M.-A. S. Illowers.
S. W.-A. I). Moe.
J. W.-O. N. Clarke.
Treas. K. O. lilanchar.
S. D.-J. K. Carson.
J. D.-J. M. Wright.
8. S.-A. C. Buck.
J. 8. A. L. Stauffer.
Tyler-A. L. Phelps.
Always Increases the Strength.
A reasonable amount of food thor
oughly digested and properly assimilated
will always increase the strength. If
votir stomach ia a "little off" Kodol IHx
pepsia Cure will digest what you eat
uid enable the digestive organs to assim
ilate and transform all foods into tissiie
bililding blood. Kodol relieves Sour
Stomach, llelching, Hesrt-lliirn and all
forma of Indigestion. Palatable and
strengthening. Sold by U. K, Williams.
Will Color Plumage of Fowls.
Fruit growers have long boon of the
opinion that the color of apples is
improved by a liberal supply of iron
In the soil. The poultry editor of the
California Cultivator says she has
personally found that iron will im
part a yellow tinge to white fowls if
giveu at the moiiiting seasou aud that
It will deepen and brlghteii the color
ing of colored fowls. The iron also
Intensities the yellow of yellow-shanked
W II Slay iu llooil Kiver.
The remedy that makes you eat, sleep
and grow strong, called Palmo Tablets,
will be Bold regularly by Williams'
Pharmacy, Hood River. These great
nerve and constitution builders cost only
50c pur box, six boxes (2.50.
It wlO pay you to take good care of
your liver, because, If you do, your
liver will take good care of you.
Sick liver puts you all out of sorts,
makes you pale, dizzy, sick at the
stomach, gives you stomach ache,
headache, malaria, etc. Well liver
keeps you well, by purifying your
blood and digesting your food.
There Is only one safe, certain and
reliable liver medicine, and that Is
For over 60 ysars this wonderful
vegetable remedy has been the standby
In thousands of homes, and Is toJay
the favorite liver medicine In the world.
It acts gently on the liver and kid
neys, and does not irritate the bowels.
It cures constipation, relieves con
gestion, and purifies the system from
an overflow of bile, thereby keeping
the body In perfect health.
Price 25c at all druggists and
-CHOICE RESIDENCE LOTS FOR SALE IN-
iverview Park and Idlewilde Additions
if Easy Grades, Fine View and Good Water
ALSO MANUFACTURING SITES FRONTING ON O R.
. , & N. TRACK WliH DEVELOPED WATER POWER
Cheap lots for building Small Houses near Flour Mill
V FRUIT LAND FOR SALE IN TRACTS TO SUIT
HOOD RIVER DEVELOPMENT CO.
Office next to Wauconia Hotel
Call up 821
; If yon have a prescription to be filled. We
will call for it and deliver the medicine to you I
without extra charge.
OR if you want a doctor, let u.s know and we will
help you find the one you want.
0 COME IN AND SEE US
if vou wish my information about any medi-fS
eitie or drug. We would be pleased to serve;;
you in any way. I
I Clarke, THE Druggist
Bartmess' Furniture Store
ON A CASH BASIS
jilt ' -w ' .. .
Malleable Iron Beds, guaranteed against breaks by the
factory for 2-7 years, and yet chen per than the cast beds.
We get t heiiMlireet from the East. Call and look them over.
(iraphophone on household goods free for f.'5() in
S. E. BARTMESS
Building' Material. Carpets, Paints, etc;
Undertaker and Embalmer.
Square Deal Store
l)o not forget' that you will get full value for your
money every time von" trade with me. When in need of
Groceries, Flour and Feed
Call and see me. You will find it pays to trade here.
Plows, Harrows, Cultivators and
aii kinds of Agricultural Implements
Alfalfa, Clover and All Kinds of Field Seeds.
I ha ve just added a stock of PAINTS and am pre
pared to guarantee price and xuality.
Come ia.nd mnke your wants known and get prices.
It will pay you.
. '' Yours for Business,
R. D. GOULD,
Steam and Hot Water Heating
All jobbing promptly attended to.
..Livery, Feed and Draying..
STRANAHANS & RATHBUN.
Hood River, Ore.
Horees bought, sold or exchanged.
Pleaaure parties can secure fl rat-class rigs.
Special attention given to moving furniture and
We do everything horses can do.
Hunt Wall Paper Go
Carries everything in the line, including
Krinked Silks, SIR Embossed, Tapestries, Moires,
ngrains, Varnished Tiles, Banks, etc.
Up-to-date Paper Hanging, Sign,
Carriage and House Painting.
First and Oak Streets.
"North Coast Limited"
The Electric Lighted
Observation Car Train between
Portland and St. Paul.
Pullman First Class Sleepers,
Pullman Tourist Sleepers,
Dining Car, Day Coaches,
The Acme of Travel Comfort
is found on any of the
3 DAILY TRANSCONTINENTAL TRAINS 3
3rd and River Street.
Hood River. Ore-
A First-Class House
Moderate Rates Good Service
Farmer's Dinner 25 cts
P. F. FOUTS,
Send four cents for our Lewis and Clark Booklet,
or hix cents for "Wonderland 1905."
Yellowstone Park Literature
can be had for the asking.
The Ticket Office at Portland is at 255 Morrison St., Cor. Third.
A. D. CHARLTON,
Assistant General Passenger Agent,
S. J. FRANK Harness & Saddles
All Repairing Promptly Attended to
HOOD RIVER OREGON
ZEIgh Class 2villirLex37" .
AND HAIR GOODS
Hood River, Oregon.