The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, August 17, 1911, Image 1

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A Small Investment
In Ten Acres of Our
Mosier View
Planted to a .commercial variety of apples and cared
for by experienced horticulturists for a period of five
years, will net you big profits at the end of that time
and make the owner independent. Guard against
your lack of ability to earn money in your old age and
Provide for
the Future
by investing NOW in one of these choice ten-acre
tracts. Easy payment plan. Call or write for our
Hood River Orchard Land Co.,
(Capital $500,000)
Devlin & Fircbaugh
Sales Agents.
Hotel Oregon Bid?., 906-909 Yeon Bldg.,
c d River, Oregon Portland, Oregon
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Don't Leave the Hood River District
Without Investigating
"I yf X T 1 1 Natural advantages for fruit
VI OS1 PI VflllPV growing unexcelled. Land
ITXVaiVi. T 14J.1VJT priCes hav doubled within the
last two yeare'but are not over half that'asked for similar land in other
sections. Buy now betore the speculators add their profits. .
Six Miles East of Hood River, Oregon
Phone 3AM
Oftic Phone
Hadlock & McConnell
Improved and Unimproved
Office First Door West Mt.
Hood Hotel, Ground Floor
Land Bargains
in Hood River
J 20 Acres, $5,5005 miles from town. 5 acres cleared; fair
nouse; z goou springs; nue view 01 vane; nu iw c
shot soil; easy terms.
I 19 Acres, 8.0005 miles from town. Id acres cleared ; 2 at red
in trees; balance in clover ami alfalfa; all Mil I acre nrsi-eias a,, pie
' land ; splendid view ; easy terms.
17 Acre, $125 en Acret mile from shipping station, school.
store and church ; all uncleared but hue land lor apples; a snap.
20 Acres, 922,000 3 acres 2-year-old ; 19 acres in 6-year-old
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the valley and is in the heart of the apple growing section. Near
store, school etc. Terms.
I We have a number of special bargains
in inside business property that
are sure money makers.
J. H. Heilbronner &
The Reliable Dealers Hood River, Ore. i
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TwentyFive Acres
250 full bearing apple trees
1 75 bearing peach trees
1 0 acres, 1 to 4 year-old trees
Balance uncleared
Plenty of free water
Small house and barn
West Side
Eight miles from postoffice
$ 12,000; $2,000 cash
Hood River District
Land Co.
Hood River,
Land For Sale
i -1 have about 1,000 acres of No, 1 Apple Land, jg
most of it under ditch at prices ranging from f GO
3r per acre up. In traits from ten acres up.
Hood River - Oregon
For Sale by Owner
200 acres, 00 acres cleared, 11 acres planted, balance
unimproved. Price cheap and easy terms.
J. P. Thomsen
It. F. I). No. 1 box ! Phone 21)0 Udell
Camas Prairie Opportunities
Ground Floor Investments in Choice Tracts of Meadow
Land Now Being Drained. Only a Limited Area in This
Hay, Stock, Grain and Dairy District
Representatives from Agricultural De
partment Visit Valley Storage
Plant at Spokane.
rt. B. Pratt and II. J. Ramsey, ex
perts trum the pomological oflices of
the United States Department of Hor
ticulture, spent last Friday and Satur
day here to make an investigation of
local cold storage conditions. Both
men have been making a study . of
refrigerating problems for the past
few years in the State of California.
1 hey have recently been at I uyallup.
Wash., and at Salem, where experi
ments were maile with pre-cooling sys
tems by the government.
rriday utternoon the government
experts, atfer a trip to the Union's
cold storage nnjins, where they were
presented by James K. Montgomery
with jellow Newtowns grown last
season in the Central Vale orchards.
were taken over the Valley in an
automobile by Secretary J. C. Skinner,
of the Commercial ("lull, and I'rof.
W. H. Lawrence, the Fellowship ex
pert. Fvery section of the Lower Val
ley was visited, and the -party pene
trated the Middle Valley, in order that
Mr. Pratt and Mr. Ramsey might get
as comprehensive an idea as possible
of the different soils of the region.
They left here Saturday afternoon for
the White Salmon country, where they
will spend a day in going over condi
tions. The storage experts will visit every
important fruit section between now
and picking time, when they will
secure samples of apples from the
different localities for the purpose of
experimenting with them at Spokane,
where the government will conduct its
storage tests. The Agricultural De
partment is conducting the tests for
the purpose of working out the proper
details of refrigeration for the differ
ent varieties of apples from the differ
ent communities. Apples of different
keeping quailtiea should be subjected
to different storage methods. This
year's work, which is of a preliminary
nature, will be for the purpose of
determining the keeping qualities of
apples from each section. It is prob
able that all the fruit will be subjected
to a temperature of 32 degrees. Next
year the work will probably go a step
further and the action of soils with
reference to keeping qualities will be
considered. It is a well known fact
among fruit marketers that the soil in
which fruit has been grown has a
great deal to do with its preservation.
In the tests that are to be made
Hood Kiver "fruit should prove to be
among the front rank ol keepers. I he
firmness of its apples is well known
wherever the fruit has been marketed.
The Newtown Pippins that are Fat
present in the Union's warehoue are
an example of the quality ot the Val
lev's fruit. Secretary Skinner pro
cured from the cellar of a rancher in
l'.lOil about a dozen Arkansas Blacks,
which were at the time a year old. He
placed them in the Union warehouse,
where they remained in a perfect state
of preservation until the next year.
Mr. Pratt and Mr. Ramsy spent Sat
urday morning going over the local
situation ' with Secretary Skinner and
Prof. Lawrence and securing data.
Neither of the experts had ever been
to the Hood Uiver Valley before.
They stated that it hud a reputation
as being pre-eminent among the North
west a fruit districts. Both were en
thusiastic after the motor trip through
the orchards and were delighted with
the beautiful scenery of the surround
ing country. "It is indeed ideal,"
said Mr. Ramsy. "Your orchardista
should consider themselves particular
ly fortunate. One of the things for
which you are to be envied Is the class
of people of whom your growers are
made up. With the, exception of one
or two small orange growing sections
in California it is alone, 1 suppose, in
the United States." And when the
Union's system of grading and the
hearty co-operative spirit with which
the organization was maintained, the
methods of the Fellowship association
and other details of the Valley's bus
iness machinery were explained to him
he concluded: "No wonder, with such
spirit, you are able to forge to the
front ranks."
roads to Le improved in the order for
election. This would give the people
an opportunity to know which roads
were to be improved and to pass upon
the same, and at the same time it
woud obviate such a squabble as would
be almost sure to occur in every mass
meeting such as proposed in this bill."
The national good roads department
does not approve the highway bill
drafted by the state grange, says the
Portland Journal. 1 his lull was
drafted sexeral months ago and, it in
said, will be presented to the people
of Oregon as a proper measure to pass
by C. K. Spenee ot the slate grange at
the Astoria meeting of the Oregon
Development league.
Logan Waller Page, director of the
United States office of public roads,
has written to Phil S. Bates, special
representative of the department in
Oregon, saving :
"Sections 2-7, inclusive, provide for
the selection of the roads to be im:
proved through the medium of a road
convention whis is to be composed of
delegates from each road district in
the county to be elected at a mass
meeting to be called therein. 1 should
think this would prove an unsatisfac
tory way of arriving at a decision as
to what roads should be improved.
"In the first place this method of
procedure would most likely be more
productive of local factionalism and
bitterness than of wisdom in the selec
tion of the roads. The mass meeting
might pass off harmoniously, but there
so many conflicting individual interests
and so many indivuals are unwilling
to make concessions when it conies to
a matter of road sellection, that it is
almost impossible to get as large a
body as this would be to agree upon
any course. It would therefore often
happen that a very bitter fight would
occur in the election of delegates to
the road convention and at the road
convention the conflicting claims of
the representatives of the different
localities woud haye to be thrashed out
and passed upon by this convention,
also composed of a large number. I,
therefore, think that this plan is un
wise and that it will be better to re
quire the'eounty court to designate the
Reports from all section of the state
received at the office of the F'orest
Service, Oregon Forest Fire Associa
tion and Slate Forester, show a most
gratifying condtion so ffar as forest
tires are concerned. The iieriod of
cloudy wcaher accompanied by'showers
in me .mountains which followed the
hot spell hat made it possible to suc
cessfully cope with all of the fires
winch started late in July. The
promptness with which tires have been
discovered and steps taken to suppress
mem, renects great credt upon the
work of the federal Oovernent. State
and private interests.
1 lie period ol.greatest danger, how
ever, still remains. Loss of green
timber has so far this 'summer been
comparatively small, the 'tires, with
few exceptions being confned to slash
ings and old burns." There is, how
ever, ample opporunity to reverse this
good record unless the utmost care is
Fires not thoroughly extinguished
and which have caused no trouble
luring the cloudy'wcather will become
a decided menace with the advent; of
a few hot days. These mud be care
fully watched to prevent their break
ing out again.
Campers in great numbers are now
in the mountains. Thev will Drove a
sourcejof protection if the fire'lawa are
strictljlibservedbut a decided menace
il throughllessand careless.
Fire proleclon in the state has been
stimulated by Counties taking upon
themselvesj some'responsibiltiy in the
mutter. Clatsop, Columbia, Lane and
Hood River Counties have each, at
their own expense put on a man to
assist the Stale Forester in his work.
Federal assistance through the Weeks
Law is now assured and with a co
operative public and extreme vigilance
on the part of patrolmen Oregon has
an excellent opportunity to establish
a record unsurpassed in former years.
Convention Attended by Representative
Men -Prices for Year Continue
Captain E. W. Spencer, father of
Char leu Spencer of White Salmon and
famed as a motorboat expert and wel
known among the steamboat men of
the northwest as one of the pioneers of
that clique, has beenjappninted'admiral
of the Pacific coast regatta to lie held
at Astoria September 4-'.) as a final
glorious wind-up for the Astoria Cen
tennial exposition, says the Portland
Admiral Spencer is popular among
lovers of waler sports and has always
taken a keen interest in the various
aquatic events which have been held
on the Willamette river and other
water spurt centers in the'northwest.
He has had a vast amount of experi
ence in handling all kinds of water
craft and feels more at home on the
water than on dry land.
Admiral Spencer is one of the real
pioneer steamboat men of the Pacific
northwest, lie could place a nice
little pile of cash in the bank if he
were now given a nickel for every
time he lias piloted a steamer up or
down the Columbia. In swift water
stamboating in the Northwest he is
one of the few who have become
C. II. Sproat 'returned yesterday
morning from Detroit, where he at
tended the convention of the National
rruitbuyers association. The mian-
tity'of box apples in the eastern part
of the United States and in the Middle
West, says Mr. Sproat, is going to be
neavier than it was last year. All
sections, he stateti, are going to have
a lair sprinkling of fruit. 1 tie New
York fruit region, the Ozark country
and in fact all of the leading districts
will have a good crop. The apples are
expected to be of good quality.
"The box apple section," said Mr.
Sproat, "will on a conservative esti
mate have a Id per cent smallei Jcrop
than last year. The product of some
of the sections will be greatly reduced,
while others will just about hold their
own." Wenatchee's crop is estimated
at an increase.
The convention was attended by
buyers from all over the United
States. Mr. Sproat says that they
were a good representative body of
men and fairminded. They are willing
to handle the crop on a business basis
and will not make efforts to depress
the market. However, the members
of the association are all at sea Jas to
making definite statements as to what
the price for the coming season will
be. The figures of buyers and growers
are very inconsistent at the present
time. The former are offering $U per
barrel, while growers are demanding
a price of $3.
All of the fruit men had a good word
to say about Western box apples. All
assert that they are growing more
popular With the trade. This has re
sulted from many reasons, they say.
The box fruit is convenient to handle.
The growers are careful to make their
packs attractive and reliable. The
former reason has great weight with
the merchant and the latter iwo are
persuasive elements with both the
dealer and the consumer.
Mr. Sproat met a number of the
growers from different parts of the
country who hadmade purchases of
Hood River fruit last season. "All,"
he says, "were well pleased with their
buys. The apples they handled came
up to the mark in every way and
added to the reputation of the Valley.
They all say that they will be in the
market again for some of our fruit and
assure reasonable prices."
Mr.'Sproat made the return trip over
the Canadian Pacific. He states that
cron conditions are fair throughout the
Middle West. The wheat along the
Canadian ror l will make an excellent
yield, from all appearances, he as
serts. However, the farmers of the
region are very greatly in fear of a
frost, the damage of which would be
severe should it come within the next
two weeks.
C Ford Seeley, treasurer of the Bal
timore Orchard Co., which purchased
the Ooldthwaite tract last fall, arrived
in the city Saturday evening and has
been busy since then looking over his
property. Mr. Seeley, whose home is
in Baltimore, has been appointed one
or ine Maryland commission, which will
visit San Francicso and select the site
for the Maryland'buildinif at the Puna-
ma Exposition to be held at San Fran
cisco in 19 is,
Mr. Seeley states that his company.
in which a number of influential Balti
more capitalists are interested, is well
pleased with the Hood Kiver country,
the tract, which is located on the Riv
er Road just beyond Tucker's Bridge,
has been greatly improved. The com
pany is making a specialty of high
grade nursery stock. They have plant
ed about 2(M),(KH) young trees, which
tl(ey are placing on the market. A. N.
Swallow, who has been appointed sales
manager, reports the sale of 7,(XH) trees
this week.
The tract is under the management
of Marshall Osgood. Mr. Osgood was
recently married to Miss Stella Jaycox,
of .'old Springs, N. Y. The manager
and his bride are making their home at
the handsome bungalow located in a
beautiful grove of lir trees and over
looking the Hood River.
Oregon may very likely be given
first choice in locating its state build
ing on the grounds of the Panama
Pacific Flxpositiun at San Francisco.
Due to the good feeling that prevails
between the two Pacific Coast states
and the help given San Francisco by
Oregon in being made.the Panama Ex
position city, a sentiment favorable to
letting Oregon place its state building
anywhere il wishes on the entire ex
position tract has developed and will
probably develop into a definite
Oregon commissioners expect to
score a big hit at the coming exposi
tion and assert it will be as much an
Oregon affair as an exploitation (of
California. Exhibits to be shown from
this state are expected to equal fully,
if not actually outshine, the showing
made by California itself.
Place your order for wood now while
the roads are good and it can be hauled.
Hood 4-foot oak at $5.50. Connawav
Mercantile Co., phone Odell 191. a '-'4
In making up the delinquent tax
rolls received from Wasco county at
the time of the establishment of Hood
River county Sheriff Thomas F. Jolin
son has found back tax due to the
amount of $2,74:1.4!). The delinquen
cies are taken from the rolls or the
years 1908, 1904, 1905 and I9(i. At
that time there was a law in, force
providing for the sale'of property on
which taxes were due without adver
tising it.
Although not required to do so by
law, Slit riff Johnson hasj'made a care
fulirivestigation of the rolls and has
traced the records until he has been
able to liud the present owners of the
property. He has written personal
letters to each stating the situation
and the amount of taxes payable. The
failure of owners to have been previ
ously notified has resulted in heavy
penalties from the accrued .interest on
the delinquencies.
Through carelessness at The Dalles
office a number of serious mistakes
have been discovered by Sheriff' John
son. In a number of instances, on re
ceipt of the communication from the
sheriff stating that tax was'due, own
ers have searched their files and have
found receipts forthe amount. In in
stances property has passed through a
number of hands. The local records
have shown that the tax had been paid
and contracts of sale have been en
tered upon accordingly. In such case
the delinquencies naturally create a
great deal of confusion. Some ot the
property on which the ;Waseo records
show tax due on an inspection of the
local otlicer has been found still to
belong to the government.
The old law providing for the non
advertisement of property on which
delinquent assessment of taxes were
due was found to result in great hard
ships in many cases and was repealed
by the state legislature year before
last. Under the existing law one hu If
of the amount of the tax is due on or
before the first of April. If this
amount is not paid at this time after
four months the sheriff is authorized
to place the property on a delinquent
roll and advertise it. The remainder
of the tax is due on or before the first
Monday in October. If not paid by
that date the tax becomes immediately
delinquent. The courteous procedure
of Sheriff Johnson in communicating
with the owners of property, on which
the old rolls show delinquencies, is
meeting with the best "results and will
go far toward straightening out the
records. Where owners, through over
sight, find that they failed to pay the
tax, they'are settling the amounts and
glad that the matter is not allowed to
run further, whereby greater cohU
Rigby House Secured as Hospital.
The Rigby house on Oak street and
adjoining the Cottage hospital has been
secured by the hospital association and
will be used exclusively as a maternity
ward. The new ward, which will be
under the care of three nurses, will
greatly increase the facilities and make
more convenient the accommodations
for patients.
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