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HOOD BIVEB GLACIER, THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1006
ARE LAND PRICES
HERE TOO HIGH
Clarkstoa, Wash., May 25. -To the
Editor of Hie Spokesmnu-Review An
cantor u critic a warm frieud Bud ar
dent worker for the Iuland Empire
says that n ices (or farming aud fiuit
lands, particularly IrriuHtecl lauds, in
this section aic sn high tLni they have
a tendency to mghten would be set
tlers. He cites particularly some Ir
rigated tracts near DroBueroim towns
that have sold as high as I1UU0 to f 1500
per acre; also lion cfteaded lands not
yet irrigated, but Jyini under the
lines of proposed government iniga
tion canals. In one case a homestead'
er iu the sagebrush calmly named to
til oi a price oi cjou per acre for land
without a sign of an irrigation canal
except on the engineers niaps.
Near to North Vakima, Wenatchee,
Clarkstou, Walla Walla aud other pros
perous towns improved irrigated
tracts frequently change hands at
from $500 to $1500 per acre without
buildings. The cat hi ul observer may
note for biniseU around any of these
towns that miles measures prioes as
well as distances. Within 25 miles of
Clarkston or Vakima good irrigated
lauds may be bought at 50 up to $200
per acre, depending woolly upon de
tails of improvement, distances, local
ity, 'transportation, etc If a man
wauts the convenience of sidewalks,
electric, Hunts, pressure water servioe,
proximity to sohools and churches,
he is usually willing to pay for them.
If he pays at all, the price of these
concomitants of civilization are in
cluded in the price of the land.
In nearly 13 years' experience in the
irrigated arid valleys of this coast, the
number of improved irrigated tracts
within my observation which have not
constantly increased in value are a
wholly negligible quantity in the con
sideration of our land values. And
why not? At the lowest end of the
scale we have alfalfa lands yielding,
with good cultivation, four to six tons
per acre, worth iu the stack from $5
to $8 per ton net. At the other end
of the scale of our valley lands pro
duce choice friuts yielding all the way
from fcJJO to I20UO per acre.
Our wheat lands also, lying 2000
miles distant from Chicago, the great
central grain market of the woild,
seem high in price at $10 to $50 per
acre to the immigrant from Illinois
and Iowa, tint when it is known that
the wheat lands of the Columbia river
basin are unquestionably the richest
iu the world ; that the cultivated lands
of Washington last year produoed an
average of nearly $20 per acre against
about $11 per acre for the farms of
Iowa, $14 for those of California and
loss than $10 for those of Kansas then
we may realize that even our agricul
tural prairie lands may still be bought
at reasonable prices. The fact is that,
depending upon location and trans
portation, some of our finest nonirri
gable uplands, as to productiveness,
may yet be bought at ail the way from
$10 to $50 per acre.
Lead in Quantity bat not Id Quality.
The following figures show the apple
output of five of the leading apple
growing states. It is pretty safe to
suy, that twenty years hence, other
states in the west and Paciflo north-
n.Ac.f mill antn. intn frVa f I'll if. Afl.
ncDij n in i: 1 1 l v. i i n i. w vuv i.v w
timates much more largely than they
do now, and sie likely to reverse pre
sent conditions. So far as quality,
appearanoe and general selling features
are concerned, eastern growers are
The production by the states re
ferred to is as follows :
Illinois, 9,000,000 bushels of apples,
and 13,000,000 trees; Kaunas, 8,000,000
bushels of apples aud 11,000,000 trees;
Missouri, 6,000,000 bushels of apples,
and 20,000,000 trees; Miohigan 3,000,
000 bushels of apples and 10,000,000
trees; Arkansas, 2,000,000 bushels of
apples and 7,000,000 trees.
Secretary George Foster, of the Illi
nois State Horticultural Society, in
commenting on the situation in that
"Despite the fact that Illinois leads
in the growth ot apples, it is a rare
thing to see any effort toward replac
ing the old orchards that die out or to
enlarge the acreage of apple tiees.
Farmers seem to beileve that their
primary object is the growing of corn,
and the majority neglect the side is
sues. Few attempts to grow apples
for family use, while most farmers de
clare that apples are not suited to the
black soil of this state and that the
growing is not profitable.
"TLe a pie growers who combine to
produce the 9,000,000 bushels that go
to the credit of Illinois each year are
profiting by the ignorance of agricul
turists who hold fast to the view that
the state is not suited to apple grow
ing. The Illinois Horticultural So
ciety has inaugurated a campaign to
combat the false idea entertained by
eo many farmers, and hopes to in
crease the output of the fruit many
mi lion bushels in the next lew years. "
So it seems that the Illinois society
is taking np the necessity of produc
ing better fruit there by adopting up
to date methods, and generally by
showing farmers that "apple growing
in a Great and protitahle business,"
iustead of a side issue to corn raising
and the production of pork, wnue
this is correot, it will be necessary
doubtless to do a whole lot of "demon
strating" to convince many ot the
iaiaeis of the fait. They will be
tlow to catch on. Ueui State Rural.
To Try Orange Raising.
E. J. Rose, who owns a ranch at
Magnolia beach, believes the climatic
conditions in the Poget Sound region
me Ideal for tLe production of Japan
etes orsngee, and he is going to try to
taite thtin. He yesterday received
several orange trees from Japan and
has planted them.
"1 intend to get additional trees,
said he, "and give the culture of them
a thorough trial. I believe this n orth
west coast country will prove a great
orange-produoing legion. Our clim
ate is muoh milder than the oilmate
of JapBn, and it is jnst ai moist.
These Japanese oranges are a oaiaj
type of the tropical orange, and will
itand considerable frost and snow. '
A Bnmper Crop.
kilo tha went her was
i nB , .
cold and disagreeable and a frost not
at all irr.probawe, many iruis
were feeling a little blue Everyday
lessens whatever little fear the timid
ones may feel concerning a cold soap
something which the favored Rogue
River valley seldom suif erg from. Re
norts from all parts of the county seem
I tw tha 1!106 fruit crop
LLl 1 11 ii 1 1 i' . . . . . V
will beat anything which we have yet
seen, The old orcnarns.win eviuuuj
, it An themselves in the production
of luscious fruitage, and the many
voung orchards are showing np to the
best advantage. Cherries, pe' nd
apples, the chief fruits that go from
the Aledlora maraei, nui uuuuuuiwij
make a bumper crop this season.
To Revive Old Prnlt Trees.
A horticulturist claims that ' after
several years of ex p riruen ting he has
discovered a way to revive old fruit
trees and keep them in bearing condi
tion long after their suppose stage of
usefulness has passed. A the cause of
decay in a ties is its inability to car
ry the sap to all of its branches, head
ing the Iree lessens the area to be e
moved varyiug According to the far
mer's judg.iieut. Bone dust and
fines uiut then be administered as a
feilillzer, the one in the sotumo and
the ether iu the spring. It Is neces
sary to introduce the bone dust
through holes in the ground near the
roots of the tree, while the ashes may
be sprinkled ovei the top surface of
the earth. The ashes leach and will
not wash down. A question naturally
arises as to bow far from the body uf
the tree the boles for the fertilizei
tunst run. The scientist says yon
must tie a oord about the body of the
tree so loosely that it will turn freely,
leavln oue free end. With 'his loose
end, describe a circle six or eight feet
from the hole of the tree. Lengthen
the line for each circle, continuing
until trie last circle is sixteen or eigh
teen feet from the tree. Make 'boles
about four iLobes deep and a foot
apart oc each circle, and put'about a
gill of bone dust iu each bole. ' The
remedy is sure to nuke old trees, in
creasing their bearing aud lengthening
their lives for many years.
More Dairy Cons Needed In Oregon.
Cream is beint; shipped into Port
land from California, Utah and Idaho,
to be made iuto Hazelwood butter.
Of course, it is eaEy to understand
why the farmers ship cream from such
distances. The Hazelwood people
have built up a great demand for 11a
zlewood butter aud they have to get
sufficient ere m to supply that de
man i. They pay for cream on the
basis ot the selling price of Hazelwood
butter, which tells at a figure cousid-
eiably aLove the price obtained fci
other brands of butter, lhey buy all
the cream they can get at this extra
price wbioh gives the California,
Utah and Idaho dairymen an oppor
tunity to dispose of their product on
a market that makes their dailies pro
Our farmers are overlooking a great
opportunity if they do not take ad
vanage of this situation. The demand
for cream is increasing all the time,
and is steady every day in the year.
Every farmer should invest iu good.
cream-producing oows, and build up
a herd that will be a constant and
steady source of inoome. The price
paid foroream is bound to earn a big
profit for the dairyman as cream is
now boughtfon the basis of the selling
price of butter into which it is made.
With this butter bringingfa prioe that
makes it profitable ft r dairymen to
ship cream one thousand miles, it cer
tainly assures Oregon and Washington
dairymen a much greater profit.
Nursery Needed In Mexico.
The United States consul. V. L.
Duhaime, of Saltlllo. reports that
there Is not a fruit-tree nursery In all
Mexico, and suggests to American
nurserymen of push and energy that
they oould succeed in that republic
lbe consul says that fruit of the high
est grade can be raised, all altitudes
being available from the sea level to
5337 feet. Apples and pears thrive in
the elevated regions, while there are
excelleut opportunities for raising
aches, grapes and plums. The con
sumption ot Wut in the Mexican
cities is large, muobof it coming from
toe united States. -
Full Fruit Cropjat Grand Junction.
H. O. Fletcher, of the Grand Junc
tion (Colo. ) Fruit Grower's Associa
tion tells the Packer that the people
of both the Grand valley, and what is
known as the "Narrow Guage" coun
try, in Western Colorado, uow consid
er themselves sate as regards crop
prospects for the coming season, and
that they will have a full cropjof ail
varieties and fruits raisedtheie.
An Alarming Situation
frequently results from neglect of clog
ged bowels and torpid liver, until consti
pation becomes chronic. This condi
tion is unknown to those who use Dr.
King's New Life Pills ; the best and gen
tlest regulators of Stomach anil Bowels.
Guaranteed by Chas. N. Clarke drug
gist. Price 25c.
uJ TRAOE-MAPJKS promptl oMaines la
ell countries, or no tee. We obtain PATENTS
THAT PAY, adwrtle. diem Uwrougnl, at out
upeuM, and help you to suooees.
Send model photo or sketch for FREE report
on patentability, to yean prartice. SU H -PA8SINO
Book on Profitable Patents write to
OS-BOB Seventh Btresett,
WASHINOTOR, D. C
The greatest comfort, maximum
of safety, least delay and fastest
schedules are assured by travel
ing over the Chicago & North
western Railway and its connect
ing lines to Chicago via Omaha
or via St. Paul and Minneapolis.
This is the route of The Overland
Limited and of The Atlantic
Express daily trains, with direct
through service from Portland
Direct connection at St. Paul
and Minneapolis with four mag
nificent daily trains to Chicago,
All agents sell tickets vis this line.
Set rarteti laiematlea test, lo
m. a. ees.
C. a vw.
Whose Say-so Is. Best?;
With nearly all medicines put up for
sale through druggists, one has to take
the maker's say-so alone as to their cura
tive value. Of course, such testimony it
not that of a disinterested party and
accordingly is not to be given the same
credit as If written from, disinterested
motives. Dr. Pierce's medicines, how
ever, form a single and therefore striking
exception to this rule. Their claims to
the coutiilence of invalids does not rest
solely upon their makers' say-so or
praise. Their Ingredient are matters of
public knowledge, being printed on each
separate bottle wrapper. Thus invalid
sufferers are taken Into Dr. Pierce's full
confidence. Scores of leading medical
men have written enough to till volumes
in pralss of the curative value of the
several ingredients entering into these
Amonrst those writers we (nd such med
ical Ite-iiU as Prof. Klnley Elltnt-wood. M. I).,
of Beuuxt Medical ColleeTe. Clilratfix t'eut.
Hale, ot the tame city: l'rof. John M. rVud
der. M. I)., late ot Cincinnati, Mhto: Prof.
John King, U. D.. late of Clnclnnall. Ohio;
Dr, Grover Cue, ot New York; Dr. Itartho
low, of Jefferson Medical Culleire. uf Pa.,
and scores of others equally eminent
Or. Pierce's Farorlt Prescription cares
the worst cstes of female weakness, prolap
sus,antTrHton and retroversion and corrects
Irregularities, cures painful periods, dries up
disagreeable and weaksnUig drains, some
times known as pelvic catarrh and a multi
tude of other diseases peculiar to women.
Bear In mind. It Is not a patent nor even a
secret medicine, hut the." Fsiorite Prescrip
tion " of a regularly educated physician, of
large xperlenee In the cure of woman's
peculiar ailments, who frankly and confid
ingly takes his patients into his full con
fidence by telling them just what his "Pre
scription " Is composed of. Of no other medi
cine put up lor woman's special maladies
and sold through druggists, can It be said
that tbe maker is not afraid to deal thus
frankly, openly and honorably, by letting
every patient using the same know exactly
what sue is taking.
nick women are Invited to consult Dr.
Pierce, by letter, free. All correspond
ence Is guarded as sacredly secret and
womanly confidences are protected by
professional privacy. Address Dr. R. V.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
How to preserve health and beauty Is
told In Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Med
ical Adviser. It Is free. For a paper
eovered copy send Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buf
falo. N. V., 21 oinvcent stamps to cover
mailing only ; In cloth binding 31 stamps.
Sr. Fiaroe's Pellets cure constipation: -
Not ice Is herebv trlven to the nubile and all
dealers In goods that the estate of KobaJ.
Tucker wllinot be responsible for any lndel
edness Incurred, or be liable on any contract
made by and wltb any persons other than t he
administrator, J. H. Frary, and all persons
otherwise contracting or furnishing goods.
wares or merchandise win ao so at tneir own
rlk. J, U. Frary, Administrator.
Nature's Wondrous Handiwork
Through Utah and Colorado
Castle Gato, Canon of the Grand,
Black Canon, Mnnhnll and Ten
nessee Piix-i-s. Bnd the World
Famous K;al Uvtge.
For descrluOve end llluetruted pampb
lets, write to.. .
W. C. McBRIDE, General Agent
124 Third street, PORTLAND, OR.
Arrival and Departure or Malls.
The pnstofni is open dally between 8 a. ni.
and 7 i . iu.; Sunday trol" 12 lol o'clock. Mulls
for the Ettst close at ll.'it i m.. 8.10 d. m. and
p. in.; for the West, at 2.30 p. ni. and p. m.
i ne curriers on u. r. t. routes no. i ana X
leave the uoNtotllce at 8.30 a. m. Mail leaves
for mi. hoou, aanysiura.; arrives iu.au
For Underwood, wash., dally ."except Bun-
day, at li m., arrives at 11 a. m.
For White Halmon. Wasb., daily at 12 m.;
arrives at II a. in. . .
For Hood River, dally at 9 a. ni l arrives at
2 p. m.
ror Humim, Trout iiane ana uuier, Wusn.,
daily at7.3u a. m.; arrives 5 p. m.
For Ulenwood, F'ulda and 0 1 liner, Wasb.,
daily at. t.30 a. m.; arrives at IS p. m.
ror.rine rial ana nnowaen, wasn., at i p.
i. Tuesditys and Saturdays: arrives tun.
days at 12 tn.
For rltiiKou. dally at i.46 p. m.: arrives at
O. R. & N. TIME TABLE. S
No. 2, Chicago Hneclal, 11:46 a. m.
No. 4, Hnokuue Flyer, 8: p. in.
No. tt. Mall and Express, 10:42 p. m.
No. 8, lu:M a. in. No mull.
No. 24, Way Freight, 12:16 p. in.
No. 22. Fast Freight. 4:06 a. m.
No. 1, Portland Hpeclal. 2:36 p. m.
No. 8, Portland Flyer, 6:88 a. m.
No. 6, Mall and Express. 4:42 a. m.
No. 7,8:40 p. in. No mall.
No. 23, Way Freight, :26 a. m.
No. 66, Fast Freight, 1:06 p. in.
Union Depot- Leave. Arrive.
Chicago-Portland Special for
the East via H untlngton, dally 1:30 am 6:00 pin
Hpokane Flyer for Eastern
wasuiugwn, waiia waua,
Lewiston, t :oeur d' Alene and
Great Northern points, dally 6:16 pin 8:00 am
Atlantic Express for the East
via Huntington, dully 8:l'i pin 7:16 am
PortlHiid-Hlgii local, lor hII
points neiween uiggs sua
Portland, dally 8:16 sm 6:00 pm
and union Pacific
3 Trains to the East Daily
Through Pullman standards and tourist
eleepins' enra dally to Omaha. Chicago, Spo
kane; tnnrlNt sleeping cars dally to Kansas
Pity: thronsh Pnllmen tourist sleeping car
(nersonsally conducted) weekly to Chicairo.
Reclining chair cars (seats free) to tbe East
FOR AsTOHIA anil
war points, ctmncctlnu
,8.1x1 P. M
,5:1)0 P. M
with steamer for II aoo
and North Heacb steam
er Hftsaulo, Amu street
dock (water per.)
1011 P. M
FoK Dayton. Oregon 7:09 A. M
7:30 P. M
City attu Vsmbill Rlv Dally
er points. Asb street except
dock (water per.) Sunday.
FOB LEW IH TON, 1:40 A. M,
Idaho, and wsy points,, Uslly
from Hiparla, Wash. except
4K P. M
ut i les UOI'BS
Frelvht House 8 a. in. to 12 noon: 1 to 6 p.
m. No freight received or delivered after t
Passenger DepoU-Trtours ftyr,ellry of e
press ana baggage will be 8 a. in. till 8 p. tn.
A. L. CRAIG,
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
W. H. BOYLE, Agent, Had River.
-"White Salmon-Hood River
Two. big sail boats, two
big porfectly ante gasoline
launches and two bi;r ftTry
scows. ExjH'rt snilors in
charge. ' Boats leave nt all
hours. DEAN & PEARSON
' "." Wood For Sale
All ? Kinds f t 'irvest
Prompt delivery, phone, Murray Kay.
Best lino of Cigars in
' Also handle line of
Pipes, Tobaccos and
unts Faint (&
Wall Paper Co.
Have added a complete line of PAINTS, OILS, VARNISH
ES and BRUSHES.
HEATH & MILLIGAN i MIXED PAINTS.
Our stock of paper includes
and high Grades, From 10c up. A full stock of room
. molding, picture rail, Plate rail and a small line of
novelties in Framed Pictures. CALCIMO, the
latest thing in room tinting, mixed to order.
Painting, Paper hanging, Sign work etc.
. Phone 671. First and Oak Streets.
J. R. NICKLESEN
- SOLE AGENTS Foil
Majestic & Mesaba Ranges
and Stiletto Cutlery.
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS,
a T. RAWBON.
HOOD RIVER NURSERY.
Stock Grown on Full Roots.
We desire to let our friends and patrons know
that for the fall planting we will hare and can sup
ply in any number
Cherry, Pear,AprIcot,Peach& Plum Trees,
GRAPES, CURRANTS, BERRY PLANTS,
Shade and Ornamental Trees.
Also, all the standard varieties of appl trees. Can
supply the trade with plenty of Newtown, Spitien
berg and Jonathan apple trees.
RAWSON & STANTON, Hood River. Or.
WTUTT NEW SPRING STYLES
VJllliiX JL RENown brand
58K 50t 60c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50
Men's w 50c.
Mount Heod Brand
A L. CARMICHAEL
Leave Hood River
On June 10th, and each Sunday there
after, Mount Hood Railroad will run an
Excursion Train between Hood River
A more pleasant trip than
a few hours ride through the
Beautiful Hood River Valley
cannot be taken and the
Fishing in immediate
vicinity of Dee is unsur
passed. Round Trip $1 Round Trip $1
Tickets on Sale at Office, Mount Hood Hotel.
latest designs in Blanks, Gilts
F. H. BTANTOM
JJ00D RIVER HEIGHTS
8:30 a. m. Leave Dee 4:30 p. m.
! WHOLESALE RETAIL
THE DALLES NURSERIES
i It. H. WKBElt, Prop.
THE DALLES. OREGON.
GROWER AND DKALBR IN
Evergreem, Roses and Shrubbery.
Remember, Our Trees are Grown Strictly Without Irrigation.
Houses and Lots
Cheap for Cash or on
your own terms.
Now is the Time to Buy.
Phone Farmers 1233.
H. C. COE
JACKSON & JACKSON,
Dealer in General Merchandise
and Lumbermen's Supplies,
Railroad Ties, Cordwood,
Free Delivery. Phone 931
..Mount Hood Store...
W. S. GRIBBLE. Proprietor.
Dry Goods Ammunition Boots and Shoes
Hay Grain Flour
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER
& LIVERY CO.
TICLET OFFICE FOR THE REGULATOR LINE OF STEAMERS.
Hauling, Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turnouts Always Ready.
We have just received a car load of
Direct from the factory. We are selling it at wholesale
prices. We can save you money. Also have a full line of
fittings and the largest stock of garden hose in the city.
NORTON & SMITH
A First-Class House
Moderate Rates Good Service
Farmer's Dinner 25 cts
P. F. FOUTS,
Hood River Prop,
Lumber and Cedar Posts
HOOD RIVER, OR.
Feed Full line of Groceries