The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 28, 1911, Image 1

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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
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,
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.
Phone 190-K
Hunt Paint oc Wall Paper Co.
Complete line of PAINTS, OILS, BRUSMUS, Ktc.
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
When Drained
f 1 1 1 111 1 II 111 III 111 II M 1 I
15 Acres, $6,300Iu
year-old trees ; all first cUss a
Tli is is a snap.
6 Acres, $8,500 T
facing macadam road. It can't
22 Acres, 922,000
maker from now on. Is worth
for 1, 000 at) acre.
Eight room house, very modern and well built. All kind of fruit
and flowers.
J. H. Heilbronner &
i The Reliable Dealers
Mourdant A. Goodnough
Will Give Lessons on the Piano in
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.
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
Office Hotel Oregon Building
Phone 228-K
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
Hood River, Ore.
Phone 2 Odell
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
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
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
At the close of the meeting, a vote
of thanks was tendered Secretary
Crawford Lemmon, President C. D.
Thompson, Prof. Lawrence and Mr.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.