The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 07, 1911, Image 1

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NO. 15
Have You Considered Hay
Lands as an Investment?
Camas Prairie;
Drainage District
Number One
The Hay Producing Center of the Entire
White Salmon Country is immediately
tributary to large orchard districts.
Only a limited area of this rich bottom
Ready to Plow When Drained
iYou can get choice tracts , in Camas
Prairie for a less price per acre than it
will cost to clear the surrounding timber
Camas Prairie Now Being Drained
Talk with Hood River investors who
have taken advantage of the bargains in
this new section.
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Land Bargains
in Hood River
20 Acres, 05. 500 5J miles from town. 8 acres clenreJ; fair ;
house; 2 good springs; tine view of valley and both mountains; red ,
shot soil; easy terms.
19 Acres. $8,0005 utiles from town. 18 acre cleared; 2 a.ns
in trees; balance in clover and alfalfa; all but I acre first-class apple .
land ; splendid view ; asy terms. '
17 Acre. $125 am Acre--1 mile from shipping station, school, ;
store and church j all uncleared but tine land for apple ; a simp.
20 Acres, $22,0003 acres 2-year-old ; 1 acres in 6-year-old ;
.Spitzenburg, Newtown and Ortlevs. One of the. sight! lest places in .
the valley and is in the heait of the apple growing section. Near
store, school etc. Terms.
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.
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Moving Picture Theaters Will Continue
Sunday Exhibitions Morris
Bros. Will Take Bonds.
As Near as a Drug Store Next Door
Your telephone brings you as near to our store
as though you lived next door to us. Keep in mind
that you can have anything in drug store goods when-,
ever you wish by merely telephoning us. Your or
der will be given that careful, intelligent attention
which has become a habit with us and the goods will
be delivered to you promptly.
Our Telephone and Free Delivery Ser
vice Saves Time, Trouble and Effort
This service gives perfect satisfactionand costs
nothing extra. . Our prices . are right for reliable
goods and are alike to all.
.When You Think of Drug Store Goods,
Think of Us and Use Your Phone
Carl A. PlathDRUGG'ST
"The Rexall Store"
17 Acres in Willow Flat. 5 acres 3-year
standard apples; 2 1-2 acres 1-year stand
ard apples; 1-2 acre 6-year standard ap
ples; balance uncleared; finest building
site in the valley; $6,000, $2,800 cash.
31.33 Acres adjoining the above; all
good land; all uncleared; $5,000, $2,000
cash. Will divide at $ 1 75 per acre.
To See is to be Convinced
Hood River District
Land Co.
Hood River, Oregon
Land For Sale
1 have about 1,000 acres of No. 1 Apple Land,
most of it Under ditch at prices ranging from $60
per acre up. In tracts from ten acres up.
Hood River - - - Oregon
Hunt Paint & Wall Paper Co,
Complete line of PAINTS, OILS, BRUSHES. Etc.
PRATT & LAMBERT'S VARNISHES. CALCliWO. For room tinting mixed
to order. CHL-NAMEL. For old furniture and wood work ; any color. ROOM
MOULDING, Plate and Card Rail. Dry Paste. OIL CLOTH for walls and a
nice line of Wall Paper. Painting, Paper Hanging, Sign and Carriage Work
Carriage Shop ihone 109L Store phone 116 15 Oak 6tree
For Sale by Owner
200 acres, CO acres cleared, 11 acres planted, balance
unimproved. Price cheap and eaHy terms.
J. P. Thomsen
It. F. D. No. 1 box G9 Phone 290 Odell
Mr. Fruit Grower!
If vou are contemplating increasing the size o( your orchard you
should-be careful in the selection of your trees, for without the proper
type of trees to start with, you cannot hope for the success you deserve.
The True-to-Name Nursery has furnished the larger por
tion of the trees for the most profitable orchards of Hood River, the or
chards that have in later years produced the prize winners were from
trees grown by the True-to-Name Nursery, including the prize
winning car of Yellow Newtowns at the National Apple Show at Spokane.
The trees that we have to offer are not "pedigreed" nor "thoroughbred,"
but are of the type that have produced results that speak for themselves.
Our years sf practical experience in the nursery business is a safeguard
' against mistakes and should be a sufficient reccommendation to merit
your confidence.
It will pay you to examine our stock or write us before placing your
order. Address all communications to
True-to-Name Nursery
PHONE 2002-K
Office Hotel Oregon Building,
Phone 228-K
$12,500-Tventy acres &A miles out; 4-y ear-old
trees; close to church, school, store and railway;
one-half down.
$14,000 Ten acres full bearing, in Oak. Grove;
house, barn and all tools; an ideal place. Terms
$175.00 Per Acre Thirty acres on East Side; 7
miles out; all good and lays well; no rock. Rea
sonable terms. ' .
We Consider These First-class Buys
Get Our Complete List
The first matter considered by the'
city council at its Monday night meet
ing was petution signed by a large
number of the residents near the Old
Armory and asking that tha city fath
ers take Borne actiun toward closing the
skating rink in the second story of the
building. The clauses of the petition
stated that noise from the skating cre
ated confusion, but that the great dis
turbance was from the so-called music
of the electric piano with orchestra at
tachment. It furthermore declared the
building a fire menace to the city.
B. E. Duncan, one of the signers of
the petiton and a resident of the dis
tirct, asserted that the noise from the
rink's musical apparatus was becoming
unbearable and that the people felt
that they should receive, relief from
the council. The petition was referred
to the Judiciary committee for an in
vestigation and report at the next
A remonstrance was submitted by
James B. and Mrs. Jennie Hunt, who
protested against the charge for grad
ing First stret in front of their prop
erty at the corner of f irst and Uak
streets. They gave as reasons that
the costs were.too high and dispropor
tionate. Mr. Hunt, however, was al
lowed by petition to remove his paint
hop at the corner of Columbia and
Seventh streets back from the property
The ordinance. No. 339, prepared by
the Eastern attorneys of Morris tiros.
and ratifying the assignment of U ten
& Company's contract with the city
for the purchase or the J'.iu.oou water
bond issue was read for the tirst time
and referred to Attorney Derby for ap
proval. 1'. A. uilmore, representing
Morris Bros., addressed the council.
explaining that the assignment was
merely conditional on the outcome 01
the present condemnation suit. If the
city secures the water plant, practi
cafly an assured fact, as soon as the
property passes into the control of the
city the bonds pass to Morris Bros.
The city, however, agrees to collect
revenue enough from the property to
meet the interest of the bonds.
City Engineer Morse submitted
communication asking whether or not
the city would bear the cost of con
struction of a retaining wall on the
property line in front of the buildings
just opposite the city hall and the
property Of Judge John belaud Hen
derson. Since Judge Henderson was
at one time given a grade at this point
and had made a retaining wall con
forming to it, the council deemed that
the city should bear the expense caused
by the running oi a new graae.
The Street committee reported that
the Seaton Construction Co., had com
pleted the oiling of Twelfth street,
and after the proper procedure the
Judiciary committee -was instructed to
bring in an ordinance ordering pay
ment for the work.
The petition of C. A. Bell, who
asked to be allowed to construct a six
foot sidewalk in front of his property
on Columbia stieet within the fire
limits was refused. However, a peti
tion of W. F. Laraway to lay the six
foot walk on Front street was granted.
In the latter case, however, the owner
must build a 10 foot curb, so that at a
later date, a ten foot walk may be con
structed easily. In refusing to grant
Mr. Bell s petition, the members or
the commtitee stated that in the Front
street case the six foot waik would not
abut on a 10 foot walk, while such
would be the case on Columbia street
in front of Mr. Bell's property.
A communication was received from
The W. G. Aldred Co., stating that
failure to make bids on recent street
work was because of the method of
payment for same by the city. The
letter stated that payment should be
made in the same manner as in sewer
improvements. The communication
was referred to the Finance com
mittee. Bids by E. 0. Hall and John Zollf
were received on the Columbia street
sidewalks. Mr. Hall's were at a much
lower, Ugurc'and were received by the
The Judiciary cemmittee . reported
that after checking over the petition
for and remonstrances against the
closing? of Sunday picture, shows, it
had found both signed by a number of
the city's most representative citizens,
The committee, however, recommend
ed that the ordinance, which hadheen
drawn nrovidine for the closing of the
shows, be tabled indefinitely." If the
moving picture shows began the exbi
bition or pictures of an immoral ten
dencv. then it was time to act, said
Councilman Howe, chairman of the
committee. "At present if the mov
ing picture shows are closed it might
lead to something worse. There are a
great many people in the city, who
need some place of amusement on bun-
day afternoons and evenings. The pic
ture shows make such provision at
The Hood River Fire Department
had poor luck in the hose race at the
Dalles Monday. The boys found that
thev would not be able to use the cart
carried with them for the occasion.
because under the rules 500 feet of
hose was necessary, when their cart
carried only 300. They used the cart
of The Dalles Department and would
have won the event despite this, if the
coupling of the cart had not jammed
at the last moment.
"It rained from the time we left
Hood River till we returned," said
Assitant Chief Clarke, "but we all
had a fine time. Both the fire lads
and the band boys did themselves
proud. When they marched in the
parade they received a greater ap
plause than any other group, the dec
orations of the Hood River cart were
more beautiful than those of The
Dalles cart, and, although the latter
cart was awarded the prize by the
judges, this was far from the popular
sentiment. The Hood River lads Inv
a delightful concert in the evening."
About 165 local people enjoyed the
excursion to The :Dallejj aboard the
steamer Tahom. The local members
of the fire department state they were
royally welcomed by The Dalles de
partment. The courteous treatment
received made double the pleasures of
the day. The members of the team
were: Wililam Baker, Gilford Ross,
Harry Clapp, Roy Samuels, Herbert
rhillips, Roger Moe, Max Moore,
Howard Hartley, Joe llayward, Albert
Garrabrant, Carl Kent, K arson Buck-
un, and tills Ldgington.
Judge Bradshaw Holds Special Session of
Circuit Court-Expert Witnesses
Submit Testimony.
Not only are the Hood River New-
towns and Spitzeburgs prize winners;
for the horses of Capt. C P. McCan
took prizes in all the events in which
they were entered last week at the
California State Fair at Sacramento.
Capt. McCan, owner of the Tip Top
Ranch, where he kept the horses last
winter, received a telegram last
Thursday announcing the good news.
The list of blue ribbons and medals is
long one. Every horse entered by
the Hood River man led in its respec
tive event.
Rayjanne, the colt sired this spring
on the Tip Top Ranch by the hand
some Belgian stallion, Oregon, won a
blue ribbon, gold .medal and diploma.
Her three year old sire, a magnificent
horse that has never been beaten in
the show ring, won the first prize in
tha . three year old show ring, the
Junior championship and tha Grand
bleasa. Mrs. McCan s black saddle
mare, a noted winner in Lantern horse
shows, had no trouble in defeating all
opponents. The Bondsman, sire.of the
world s champion three year old,
Colorado, the latter having a record of
2:4!. competed successfully with a
large field of French stallions. Oxley't
Black Rex. zCapt. McCan s four year
old black Kentucky saddle stallion
took first honors in the gaited stallion
Capt. McCan was highly elated over
the news. He is very fond of his horses
and devote a great deal of time and
aueniton 10 ineir .training aim care,
He has recently had a very gratifying
success with the horses, which he
placed on southern tracks.
C. H. Sproat, manager of the Apple
Growers , Union, returned Monday
morning ' from Missoula.. Montana,
where he had been to deliver an ad
dress before the apple growers of the
Bitter Root Valley who will organize a
selling union with methods identic) 1
with the local, selling organization. Mr,
Sproat said that the meeting of the
orchardists of the district Saturday
night was well attended. A commit
tee, composed of three of the represen
tative growers of the Bitter Koot coun
try, were here two weeks ago to Inspect
the local plant of the union and to con
fer with its officials. They were so
impressed that the action of establish
ing a similar institution is the result.
The new union will have a capitaliza
tion of $50,000 and will begin with 35
The Bitter Root Valley promises to
become an excellent fruit growing dis
trict. Its area is more than twice as
big as that of the Hood River Valley.
a large acreage oi young orcnarus in
being set.
Mr. Sproat says that Missoula has a
population of about 18,000 inhabitants.
Its streets are paved and well kept and
the town has an 'excellent street car
service. The business district is made
un of Bolid business blocks. 4 All in
all," he says, "it is one of the best
cities in the Slate of Montana." The
State University is located there,
mm trial
The beginning of the last steps of the
city government toward a municipal
.water system wa9 Tuesday, when the
trial for the purpose of condemning
the water plant of the Pacifie Tower &
Light Co., which was formerly the
property of the Hood River & Licht
Water Co. and which at present fur
nishes the city witlijits water supply.
Tuesday morning Judge W. L. Britd
shaw, of The Dalles, called a special
session of circuit court for the consid
eration of the case. Until a late hour
Tuesday afternoon the tim of the
court was taken in impaneling a jury
to weigh the testimony of the experts
of the parties to the case and place a
valuation on the plant. The following
citizens of the Valley were chosen as
urymen: F. E. Matt, J. P. Hansen,
U. Eastman, r C. Stout, K. Is.
Lindsay. T. Bishop. C. W. Reed.
Joseph Frazier, Jr., Clint Wood, R.
Veter, U. L. Walter and Martin Drag-
seth. The attorneys for the city are
Judge A. J. Derby and Jesse Steams,
of Portland. John A. Laing, Harrison
Allen, Harold W. Strong, Portland
attorneys, and A. A. Jayne, of this
city, compose the counsel of the defend
ant company, the sessions of the
court are attended by many of the cit
izen of the city, who are interested in
the outcome. All hope for a speedy
settlement of the matter, because of
the fact that the delay of constructing
new water mains, the proposed plan of
the city government, as soon as the
competing plant comes under its con
trol, retards the work of paving the
recently graded streets within the fire
limits of tha city. tfy an agreement
entered into between the parties to the
suit the case will be appealed no fur
ther than the Oregon Supreme court.
As soon as the jury arrives at a ver
dict, the city will assume immediate
control of the water plant and receive
the revenue therefrom. Ihe existence
of the competing system have made
practically unsalable the $'.10,000 issue
of water bonds, which have been ad
vertised on a number of occasions.
However, with the adjustment of the
matter by the trial, the bonds will be
taken by Morris Bros, of Portland, and
the'eity will be enablpd to immediately
begin carrying out the long contem
plated plans of the construction of a
municipal water system.
The taking of testimony from expert
witnesses was begun Tuesday evening
and continued throughout yesterday.
Expert witnesses for the city are Lewis
C. Kolsey and A. E. Taylor, of Port
land. A. L. Adams and J. G. Kelley,
also of Portland, have made examine!
tions and estimates of the plant and
will testify in behalf of the Pacific
Power & Light Co.
Miss Adisin Jewell, who has spent
the summer managing the Cloud Cap
Inn, from . which point . mountain
climbers leave to make the ascent of
Mount Hood on the north side, re
turned to the city Monday night. The
snow will soon begin to fall at the
great altitude and the closing of the
famous resort at the beginning or Sep
tember is necessary. Miss Jewell, who
was accompanied by miss wniirreu
Moan, is returning to her home in
Portland. However, she will vi-dt for
a short time at the DeHart home'be-
fore departing :
' "We have had an excellent season.
said Miss Jewell. "More peoplo have
visited the Inn than on any former
season in its history. Although the
climbing has been mora hazardous,
almost twice as many ascents have
been made than on former years. The
mountain hss been freer from snow
than in a half a century. Fortunately
not a single accident has been reported
from the dangerous climD this sum
mer." Miss Jewell states that unless
she makes a tour of Europe next sum
mer she will probably again conduct
the Inn.
S. A. Clarke Returns from Florida.
S. A. Clarke, who for a number of
years was a ranch owner of the Valley
and a resident of -Hood River, spent
several days here the first of the week
Mr. Clark, who with -Mr. Clark, is
returning from Palatka, Florida, where
they have - been spending several
months, is now a resident of Portand
where he was formerly in the fruit
buying business with C. L. Rogers.
"The Florida, country has progressed
rapidly," he . says, "along a line of
progress similar to that of the Western
country. Land valuations have in
creased marvelously during the past
1 few years. The secret of the section s
success has been specialized farming
However, the prosperous condition
does not appeal to me because of the
climatic conditions.. The summer heat
is terrific. Malaria and mosquitoes
firevail over the whole state. Especial
y are the mosquitoes unbearable along
tha coast." A. great, many people
from tha north, according to Mr.
Clarke's statements, winter in Florida.
The automobile is in common use and
many . road . improvements are being
made. Mr. Clark thinks that box
apples could be marketed successfully
there. -
Geo. Sunderland, of Aurora, spent
Geo. P. Crowell, an early settler
here and one of the city's oldest mer
chants, succumbed Tuesday morning
to an attack of paralysis.
Mr. Crowell was .born at Orange, IM.
J., in is:iy, served through the Civil
War in'Company 1), or;the Lighth New
Jersey Regiment. Alter the war he
located in Morristown, lenn.
Development of the Northwestern
country had scarcely begun when Mr.
Crowell arrived on the Coast. His
tirst few years here were spent on
Governmentjsurveys. JHe accompanied
E. L. Smith on the survey or the
boundary line between .Canada and the
United States and later in surveys in
different parts of Oregon. Mr. Smith,
soon after the surveys wero made, es
tablished one of the first stores in the
Hood River Valley and Mr. Crowell
w. i one of the first clerks. He later
purchased the store from A. S. Blow
ers who bought it of Mr. Smith. He
retired from the business a number of,
years ago.
Mr. Crowell leaves surviving only
Mra.LCrowell, who was formerly Mrs.
Mary Elizabeth English, and a sister,
Miss Carrie S. Crowell.
The business houses of the city will
be closed today between the hours of 2
and 3 o'clock this afternoon, when fun
eral services will be conducted at the
Crowell residence on Twelfth street by
Rev. E. A. Harris. The remains will
be interred at Idlewild.
Dressed every one by thair clean cut. I
sportsmanlike conduct. Tha band gave Monday hera visiting friends.
The local Masonic organization has
secured (an option on the lot of Mrs.
Mary Savage adjoining the property on
which 1b situated the Masonic Hall and
which fronts on Third street, it is
found that the present hall room is too
small for the meetings and the old hall
cannot be satisfactorily remodeled.
Having under consideration this Jur
chase, at some future time, when
funds are available, it' is proposed to
erect an entire new structure. This
will allow a heating plant to be in
stalled for both buildings, and it is
planned that an alley be left through
the block, which will give a more con
venient way for placing coal or wood
in the buildings. At present, it is
necessary to carry these ai tides
through the store rooms underneath.
A part lof the adjoining wall cf the
Stewart Hardware & Furniture Co.
mav be secured at a reasonable figure
and It is thought that E. L. Smith will
fill out the twenty feet on his lot and
that party wall arrangements can be
made with him.
These considerations make ihe pur
chase of the lot very desirable. The
matter is in the bands of a committee,
the members of which will report at a
speciul meeting to be called Saturday
evening,Septcmber lfi.
Death of Infant.
Ihe infant child of C. E. Rogers, of
Portland, was buried here at Idlewild
cemetery Sunday afternoon. Funeral
services were conducted at the First
Christian church by Rev. Handssker.
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