000 Jlf VOL. XXIII HOOD K1VEU, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEITKMBKU 28, 1911 NO. 18 Camas Prairie Drainage District Number One The Hay Producing Center of the Entire White Sal mon Country is Immediately Tributary to Large Orchard Tracts. Ready to Plow Only a Limited Area of This Rich Bottom Land You can get choice tracts in Camas Prairie for a less price per acre than it will cost to clear the sur rounding timber land. Talk with Hood River Investors who have taken advantage of the bargains in this new section. : : : : -: t B. E. DUNCAN & CO. On Account of Old Age, This Fine Home and 15 acres bearing orchard; 15 acres hay land; about 20 acres pasture; team, cow and all farm tools; 5 miles from Hood River, will be sacrificed for $26,500. $6,500 cash, balance terms. See owner's son-in-law, J. H. FRARY 1 1 23 Twelfth Street Hood River, Oregon Beautiful Home Spot Five and one-half acreB, one mile from town, on Tucker road. One acre full bearing; four acres in four and live year Newtown and Spitzenbuigs. Bing cherries, Anjon pears, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, prunes. One acre in slrawlM-rries. One half acre in alfalfa. Unexcelled view. All conveniences. Run ning water in house. Price $7,500. EUGENE G. REXFORD Phone 190-K Hunt Paint oc Wall Paper Co. Complete line of PAINTS, OILS, BRUSMUS, Ktc. HEATH & MULLIGAN MIXED PAINTS. PRATT & LAM BURT'S VARNISHES. CALCIMO. For room tintine 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, Pajier Hanging, Hign and Carriage Work Carriage Shop phone 109L Store phone 11015 Oak Street Mr. Fruit If von are contemplating increasing the size of your orchard yon should 1 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 pioduced results that speak for themselves. Our years sf practical experience in the nursery business is a safeguard againet mistakes and should be a sutlicient reccommetidation to merit your confidence. It will pay you to examine onr stock or write us before placing your order. Address all communications to True-to-Name Nursery PHONE 2O02-K When Drained Grower! HOOD RIVER, ORE. f 1 1 1 111 1 II 111 III 111 II M 1 I f A FORCED SALE 15 Acres, $6,300Iu year-old trees ; all first cUss a Tli is is a snap. f BEARING ORCHARD 6 Acres, $8,500 T facing macadam road. It can't f JUST COHING INTO BEARING 22 Acres, 922,000 maker from now on. Is worth for 1, 000 at) acre. 1 FINE HOUSE ON Eight room house, very modern and well built. All kind of fruit and flowers. J. H. Heilbronner & Company i The Reliable Dealers 4--r-W-H"H"W"l"l"l"l-t"W-l"l"l"H-H-H Mourdant A. Goodnough PIANLST Will Give Lessons on the Piano in HOOD RIVER providing a sufficient number of pupils can be secured to make it worth the trip." For further particulars call up phones 175 OR 1902-L Land For Sale 1 have about 1,000 acres of No. 1 Applo Land, most of it under ditch at prices ranging from $G0 per acre up. In tracts from ten acres up. J. R. STEELE Hood River - - - Oregon For Sale by Owner 200 acres, (50 acres cleared, 11 acres planted, balance unimproved. Price cheap and easy terms. J. P. Thomsen It. F. I). No. 1 box 00 GUY Y. EDWARDS & CO. Office Hotel Oregon Building Phone 228-K EXCHANGES Ten acres close to town, 8 acres in trees, some bearing; bal ance 3, 4 and 5 years old. Want town property or Port land property. Owner of general merchandise store in Hood River Valley will exchange for land and some cash. Sickness cause of change. ', Want lot or house and lot for some good manufacturing stocks. Will add cash and an A-l first mortgage. If You Need Any More Insurance of Any Kind Let Us Know 1 i I I 1 111 1 1 I I I I bfHIl 111 UK the Oak Grove district; 5 si te? i,i 2- le land ; writ locate! on lim'ii r'gd. miles from town, rm the Ka-t Side, I U-at for the money. Nearly all 5 year-old treet; a Money at least $1,200 hut can I'e bought STATE ST. Hood River, Ore. Phone 2 Odell GROWERS HEAR GOOD TALKS FELLOWSHIP ASSOCIATION MEETS Prof. Lawrence and C. E. Whistler, Rogue River Valley Tear Expert, Speak, Former Outlining Future Dans. About three hundred Hood River Valley Orchardists were present Satur day afternoon at the meeting of the Apple Growers' Fellowship association in the assembly hall of the Commercial club, to hear the addresses by l'rof. W.II. Lawrence, the expert who con ducts the work of the organization, and C. E. Whisler, of Medford, one of the foremost pear experts of the state. The meeting was presided over by Prof. C I). Ihompson, president of the organization. l'rof. Lavvrence, who took charge of the experimental research work of the organization here last Spring, outlined the work being done by his office and laboratory. He spoke of the two months spent in eradicating the lire blight from the valley, and said'that no cases had been reported since early summer, which gave good grounds for the conclusion that the work had been successful. This disease became known to the horticulturists first in the year of 1790. Where it has been allowed to spread it nus wrougni navoc in orcnaru districts. Prof. Lawrence next took up the so called winter kill, the mam topic of his address. Winter kill, he said, is very often the effect of poor planting and lack of care for the young trees. The trouble is often caused from two root diseases, crown gall and hairy root. These two diseases often start from bacteria that develops while the trees are growing in the nursery. By a careful selection of trees, proier plant ing and care afterward the disease niuy be avoided. In drawing a con clusion and summing up the expert said: "The so called winter kill is due to low temperature damaging trees wtakened from various other causes." The fruit from trees that have suf fered from Winter Kill is never so good aa that from healthy' trees. It loses its firmness and does not Keep as long as that free from disease. The fellowship association is , actively en gaged in working methods for the fur ther prevention of winter kill. Seven hundred trees affected by it are now under observation. At the present time, said Prof. Lawrence, 1000 trees in the valley are being experimented M)n with com mercial fertilizers. Testa are being made to lind the most benelicial fer tilizers and their effect upon the in ciease in product. In the matter of the use of cover crops as fertilizers, the expert said that the association was conducting experiments with 182 different kinds of crops iu four differ ent parts of the Valley on four of the section's most important kinds of soils. The tests that are being made are on a small scale, known as row tests. A certain number of the crops that seem to be most valuable will be taken from teh row tests and used more extensive ly. The association is working in con junction with the United States Bur eau of Plant industry, and will supply B. B. Pratt, who has charge of the work, 150 boxes of apples to be sub jected to storage tests in Portland, where apples from all the Northwest ern sections will be assembled for the same purpose. A study will be made of the apples from trees that have been subjected to the commercial fer tilizer tests. Prof. Lawrence told the growers that in his observations he had noticed that the hills of the Hood River Valley had clearly defined thermol belts. He stated that an soon as possible he would make a closer investigation on these belts. The expert warned the growers to be onthe lookout for Bigns of anthrac nose and as soon as evidences of it appeared to spray for it; fur if allowed to get started, he said, it will prove dangerous and hard to cope with. As to spray burning apples, Prof. Lawrence said, "neutral arsenate of lead mixed with lime sulphur will not burn the fruit. I believe that the burns have been caused by the use of arsenates containing free acids instead of neutral acids." The expert ended his address by an nouncing that the association would soon begin experiments by which it will be able to check up the life his tory of the codling moth for all sec tions of the valley. Thus they will be able to tell almost'to a day when to spray effectively for the pest. Mr. Whisler, who has had a long experience in the culture of pears in the Rogue River Valley, said that the growers were having very distressing experiences this year because of the poor prices they were receiving for their product. However, he stated that they were not going to grow dis couraged ; for pears were their greatest crop. The growers of that section, Mr. Whisler stated, have barely made enough to pay for their shipments this season. "But we are going to stick to it," he said, "for we are sure to get a rise before long." Mr. Whider stated that while he would not say that the Hood River Valley was a better place for raising pears pie thought the soil was adapted for raising a fruit in every respect as good. At the close of the meeting, a vote of thanks was tendered Secretary Crawford Lemmon, President C. D. Thompson, Prof. Lawrence and Mr. Whisler. INJUNCTION SEEKS TO BLOCK SALE At Monday night's meeting of the City Council an order amounting to a temporary restraining order, issued by County Judge Geo. D. Culbertson in favor of J. F. Batchelder against the ofliicers of the city and requiring them to appear before Judge Braushaw next week, when he will hold the regular session of the Circuit Court hore, 'vss read by the recorder. The council, mayor and recorder are ordered to show cause which the $90,000 water bond issue may not be sold for a great er sum than the city is receiving from Morris Bros, to whom the contract for the purchase of the bonds was assigned by Olen & Co, Ernry Bros., proprietors of the rink operated in the old Armory building, appeared before the council and staled that since the sound of the music, one ofthe former great objections to the operation of the place of amusement, had been deadened and was unable to be heard mure than two blocks away and since other objectionable features had been removed the rink was no longer a nuisance. However, ' a num ber of the residents of the neighborhod of the rink were present and spoke upon the matter. B. E. Duncan stated that in so far as he and his neighbors were concerned the music was as bad as ever. Furthermore, he continued, the mannar in which the rink is con ducted has a demoralizing influence upon the young people who are allowed to attend it. The lights he stated are often turned low. while the patrons are skating or dancing. Dr. M. F. Shaw, county health officer, stated that the noise from the'rink was still a great source of an nova nee to the patients of the Cottage Hospital. He also made some remarks upon the moral phase of the question. V. C. Brock, whose home adjoins the hos pital said that ho had heard both patients and nurses protest against the noises. Attorney t. C. Smith also protested against the continuation of the place. The Judjciay committee was instucted to draw up an ordinance abolishing the rink. A petition signed by a number of people within and without the city asked that the council take some meas ure to make passable the till on Sher man avenue over Adams creek. The petition was referred to the Street committee with power to act. O. R. Castner was alowed an exten sion of time in which to complete his sidewalks at the corner of Front and State streets. A bid was received from the Secur ity Savings Bnnk Co., of Toledo, Ohio, for District No. 6 sewer bonds to the amount of $9,304.40, offering par, ac crued interest and a premium of $5. A resolution was adopted instructing the mayor and recurder, on certitied request of the treasurer, to draw war rants upon the (ienerai Fund in pay ment of the interest on the State street improvement bonds. An offer was received from Newell, Gossett & Walsh, of Portland, to do the engineering work on the proposed municipal water plant for the sum of $250 and a charge of $25 per day for a consulting engineer. The Fire and Water committe recommended that L. C. Kelsay, of Portland, be cngagsd for the work at a price of four per cent of the contract cost of the plant, with a maximum price of $.'i,600. Because oi the offer of the former engineers the report was referred back tto the com mitte. The offer of the Skamania Power & Light Co. was tabled until the water plant business is finished. Connor & Sons', bid on the State street sidewalks was accepted. Bids on this work were also made oy J. P. Jensen. E. O. Hall and Connor & Sons submitted bids on the sidewalks on the Hill and the latter on the grad ing t.of the Hill streets. Mr. Hall's grading bid was accepted. Ordinance No. 845, granting a pole and wire franchise to J. If. Koberg within the city was read the first time and referred to the Street committe. Ordinance No. 34i, providing for ade quate tire escapes on buildings in the city, passed the firsthand second read ings. The resolution authorizing payment to the W. G. Aldred Co. and the Seaton Construction Co., for worn done on street improvement, was referred back to the Street committee. The city marshal was instructed to have the names of the streetsjpluced at crossingsjn the new sidewulks. THURSDAY NIGHT'S COUNCIL MEETING By action taken at the Thursday night meeting of the council Hood River will have an ideal location for a public library. The site consists of a plot of ground between Oak and State streets, which had until Thursday night's action been a part of Fifth street. However, no work has ever been.done on this portion of the street, which is covered with a grove of hand sorime"oaks and the city has in no way been served by it as a thoroughfare. The city fathers vacated the property with respect to its street uses, and the abutting owners, E. O. Blnnchar, E. L. Smith and J. II. Heilbronner, will dedicate it for library purposes. Until the library building is erected the place will be used for a public park. C. A. Bell asked for permission to place three steps in the sidewalk in order to enter the basement of Ms new building at the corner of Oak and First streets. The matter was referred to the street committee. A eommunica tion was referred to Mrs. Myrtle Mor ris, who is operating a boarding house near the Mt. Hood Hotel asking that she might be permitted to place steps on the sidewalk for the purposes enter ing the building. The communica tion's request was refused and the city marshal was instructed to carry out ordinances providing for the removal of stoops, stairways, and permanent awnings over the sreets. The Western Union Telegraph Co. submitted a communication with refer ence to its sign in front of the Third street office. The recorder was in structed to notify the company that the sign protruded over the street and was unlawful. The fire and water committee sub mitted a written report relative to fire escapes. The matter of tire escapes on buildings is covered by a state law and it was requested that representa tions of such be made to officers of the county to enforce them. The street committee recommended that II. F. Davidson be allowed to stop the construction of the sidewalk at the end of his proposed new building, in order to allow more room for the street between the property and the railroad right of way, provided he would dedi cate the triangulur shaped plot at the north of it for street purposes. Thti recommendation was adopted. The bid of E. O. Hall on concrete paving was referred back from the. street committee with the recommen dation that it be accepted. The coun cil ordered the contract signed. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bradley enter tained over tiie week end M. D. Ackley, of Potland. Mrs. N. G. fc'tagge, of Washington, D. C, was hero last week visiting Mrs. Marion McRue. Sam Raymond, of Salem, has re turned after a visit with his mother, Mrs. Elizbeth Ruymo'id. CITY RECEIVES WATER PLANT BRADSHAW DELIVERS DECREE Decision Received Yesterday Morning by Hanson-City Will Assume Immediate Control of Plant. The decree of Judge B'adshaw in the care of the eminent domain proceed ing instituted by the city against tho Pacific Power & Light Co. in order to secure the local water plant of the company was received by County Clerk W. E. Hanson yesterday morning. The decree of Judge Bradshaw gives to the city the possession of the water plant but requires the city to pay the technical costs of the case. Judge Bradshaw'a order rends as follows: "It s ordered and adjudged that the projierty described in the com plaint be and the same is hereby ap propriated to the Plaintiff in absolute ownership, free from any claim, lien or encumbrance asserted or claimed by the defendant or either of thorn and that the pluntiff have and take imme diate possession of the property rights and franchise so appropriated to them. "It is ordered and adjudged that the defendants recover of and from the plaintiffs tho taxable costs and dis bursements of the case and that the defendant have execution thereof." The circuit judge was here last Sat urday to hear arguments of the attor neys for the city and the company over the alleged insufficiency of the city warrants offered in payments for the plant. The jury fixed the value of the plant at $32,411 and city warrants in that amount were offered to the com pany. The attorneys for the company contended that the warrants were not legal tender because the city will be umillle to make them up until funds are realized from the bond issue authorized by a vote of the taxpayers. However, local banks have offered to take the warrants and carry them until the city has sufficient funds to take them kup. Judge Bradshaw de livered his decree yesterday .'.morning after having taken the case under ad visement. Albert S. Hall, local manager of the Pacific Power & Light Co., stated yes terday afternoon that he had been in communication with the Portland olli cers of the company, who stated that they had not up to thut time received any official notice of the'decree. Until such notice was received by them, he said, they would take no action. As to whether or not the company would ap peal from the decree, Mr. I fall said he had not the least idea. However, be stated that it would in all probability endeavor to secure cash instead of the warrants proffered by the city. By virtue of Judge Bradshaw'a de cree the water plant immediately cumo into the possession of the city, which from this time receives the revenue of the plant. steinhaBtIiakes first western buy Joseph Stemhardl, of the firm of prominent New York apple buyers, Stoinhardt & Kelly, who left here Thursday after having spent tho day before conferring with the Apple Growers' Union, bought u large block of Hood River fancy Newtowns and SpitzcnburgB. Although the price has not been made public, it is asserted that it is entirely satisfactory. Mr. Steinhardt purchased the entire crop of extra fancy Newtowns and Spitzcn burgB of the Mosier Fruit Growers' Union. So far as is known Steinhardt & Kelly are the first eastern buyers to come west this season and make uctual purchase of apples f. o. b. It is for tunate for Hood River to be in touch with such a ( rin. The Union has sold its crop of Grav ensteins, Baldwin", Jonathans and Blacktwigs. The Kings will most likoly be shipped to a llamberg firm in Germany. Despite the fact that the eastern market is well stocked with locul product, fancy western fruit will find a good demand. The eastern fruit is said to be of an unsually good quality this season. Mr. Steinhardt came here from Port land. In speaking to a representative of the Oregonian in that city he said:: 'In the course of my tour I found a very high grade of fruit in the Bitter Root district, in Montana, and made a number of purchases. The finest apples, however, are the Hood River apples. They bring the highest prices wherever they arc offered. They are as well known in the markets of London, and uflhc'continent, as they are in this country, it would be im pi asible to grow too large a crop of Hood River apples, as indeed, is true of all Oregon grown apple. The'Spitz enhurg, the Ncwtown'and the Ortley, grown(lhere, 1 regard as the finest in the world." The New York apple buyer pur chased Wealthies, Mcintosh Reds and Winesaps in the Bitter Root country. He also made purchases of Jonathans and Winesaps in the WenaUhee dis trict. TEMPLARS TO MEET ATTHE DALLES The Grand Commandory, Knihta Templar of Oregon, hold their annual session at The Dalles today. The pres ent officers are W. A. Cieland, grand commander; Henry B. Thielaen , dep uty grand commander; William E. Grace, grandiienerilissim! ; L. L. Jeu ree, grand captain-general ; L. G. Clarke, junior grand warden ; B. G. Whitman, grand treasucr; James F. Robinson, grand recorder; W. F. Larn way, grand prelate; E. E. Kidder, grand standard bearer; D. G. Toma sini, grand standard bearer; W. 11. Flanagan, grand warder; T C. Ilan ford, grand captain. The program will include reading of the grand commander's address, receiv ing the grand representatives from other jurisdictions, report from com-, mittee on foreign correspondence. grand treasurer and grand recorder, and annual reports of other commit tees. Grand Prolate W. F. Laraway mid O. K. Marshall, Eminent Commander of the!ocal Commandery.will attend froii this city.