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LAKKVIKW, LAKE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1904."
Such AMend Annual Meeting
ol Editor R presents The
iMke County Examiner
HOOD RIVER AN APPLE PARADISE
I i'(riiniii, urv., i)t t. 10, 'Ol.
It 1m not liecause I want to, but
because 1 promised to write The
tlxnmlner occasionally, when k-av-lag
ImU' lew, that 1 now attempt
to tell my old reader what la doing
In another part of Oregon. It In
lint only the wonder of Eastern
visitors, but of Oregonlan them-
wives that two extreme and entirely
different climate nhonld prevail a
they do In Oregon.- After twenty
three year of continuous residence
In Lake and Klamath counties, 1
find the change in climate so much
of a contrast a going from Alaska
to Panama. The fact that rot
liloom In the often at Portland the
year around, la na much of a wonder
to Luke county residents as iople
from Maine, and the time It requires
to travel to the Oregon metropolis
from either of these places la nearly
An a idcidIht of the Oregon Press
AoHiM'lutiou I represented The Ex
aminer at their. annual meeting,
which was held at Hoixl Klver luwt
Friday and Saturday. It wna one
of the iuot successful session ever
held, hut thla does not iutereHt Lx
iiiuitier reader. However, during
till meeting the Hood Klver valley
pfople were holding, their annual
i rult Fair, which may tie of Intercut
to Jlorticulturlata of Lake county.
No doulit many Exaratuer tyodcr
have read account of thla fair In the
Oregonlan, therefore I will only say
that it waa ao successful that the
I ure nuioii w appiea waa purenas-
fd by the busineua men of Portlaud
ami the Lewi & Clark Fair Commis
sion for 000, and will be whipped to
t. Loul to boom along Oregon 'a
fruit exhibit at the Mississippi Ex
position. Nearly every iuemtier at the Ore
kou Press Association hupjieued to
'e from "Missouri," aud of course
had to be "shown" where these flue
apple came from. A ride through
the beautiful Hood Klver Valley had
previously been arranged In uutlcipa
u of their iutjutiUvtJUCM. uOd
fveral four-horse wagouetta loaded
to their capacity, started early Sat
urday morning on a seventeen-mile
drive. The recent ralua havlngclear
d the atmosphere Wt. Hood loom
ed up cold aud serene 25 miles away,
ud as we approached to within 18
miles of kla majesty, it stood us a
aentluel to guard the Interest of
Hood River valley aud Ita thriving
None live here but he who works,
" It la by the push and enterprise,
mid aweat of their brow that the
"oil la made to produce so richly.
They do not live herefor their health.
J'H It is claimed the climate ia a
happy medium between Eastern and
Western Oregon, aud la likcued unto
the 'Garden, of Eden.' The newi
piipertueu aud-ladlea were royally
treated by Oscar Vauderbilt und Ids
tlutablo wife, at their Ideal home
known as Beulah Laud. Apples,
IWa, Teaches aud Grapea, with uu
bnudauce of cider to wash It all
Jowr, terijptiug the palates of the
Another Mop wan made at the
fumou orchard and packing house
of Sears & Porter. We saw trees
with limb Is'tit to the ground with
apples, which would net the grow r
an average of $25 for each tree.
Orchardlsta are ho painstaking and
particular In the cultivation of their
farms, that weeds and pests are an
unknown quantity. Iast yenr one
old-time farmer offered $1.00 each for
every weed found In his orchard.
During the summer, spraying Is sys
tetnatlcnble done every 13 days, and
the tree and fruit are made to look
nearly white, which is wiped off
when packed for shipment.
urchardlst figure that a yield of
300 bushels of apples to the acre la a
conservative estimate. There are
now 2,800 acres planted to apples,
lea than one-quarter of thia area
representing bearing commercial
orchard. The Spltxenberg and
Yellow Newtown are the principal
varieties planted. This year's crop
now being gathered Is expected to
fill 75,000 bushel boxes, or 125 cars.
The entire crop being contracted at
$2.10 to $1.25 per box, according to
variety. Hood Klver Spitzenbergs
and Yellow Xewtowna bring higher
prices than any other appiea in the
Not a word has lieen said about
the delicious strawberries, the fruit
that first brought Hood Klver valley
Into prominence aud made Oregon
famous. The cultivation of thia
lerry has Ut'ome a science, and no
detail Is overlooked to bring out the
best quality. The Clark's seedllug
strawberry, grown here" to perfection,
la of a rich red color and attains a
firmness that permits it being ship
ped lu an express car over 4,000 miles
to the Atlantic seaboard. This
year's crop of 90,000 crates netted
the growers $140,000. We didn't j
have the pleasure of sampling any
strawberries at thia time, but their
reputation ia ao well known that
nothing too good can be said of
Uiud lu Hood Klver valley la now
sidling from $100 to $500 per acre,
and those owuiog 100 or more acre
are selling down to 10 or 20 acres,
claiming that amount sufficient for
one man to devote bta entire atten
tion to, and bring him In a good In
come. Every farm bouse in the val
ley is a modern cottage, and they
are already so numerous that fifty
can be counted along the road In the
first three miles from, the town of
Hood Hlver. - - '
A page or two could be written
about thla enterprising and thrifty
community, but enough ha been
aid to give an outline, and may
Interest some one who ia looking for
Just aucb a place. '
A. Y. Ukach. 1
llck Klugsley, a West Side farmer,
left a sample of the product of bis
farm at thia office last week that
"leets" the beater. Stock beets
measuring 20 inches long and 215$
inches around, tublo beets measuring
22 inches around, aud very large
potatoes are on exhibit here. These
were all raised without water. Dick
says water is good for nothing but
to buthe in anyway.
W. Jt. Heryford aud Feut Smith
dissolved partnership last week, Mr,
Heryford retained control of the
Mammoth Feed Stables. We under
stand that Feut will go to Surprise
valley where he will go Into some
kind ol business. Lakeview ia los
ing a good fellow when Fent leave.
Picked up Here and There From
The Latest Stock Movements
Some Local Some Foreign
MANY SHEEP GO TO THE DESERT
J. W. Tucker returned last week
from Kla ninth county where he
wen ( to take back his sheep leased
to Perry McDaniel two year ago.
Johnny let out 164$ head of sheep
two years ago, and received 1045
last week. He says he will run his
own sheep a while. He will he on
the desert till after January first.
The Klamath Republican says that
I. Bird, a Calif., cattle buyer has pur
chased 1200 of feeders from Klamath
cattlemen and will ship to California
We understand that Nally Wllley
has purchased the Cressler & Bonner
beef cattle and the Fee cattle. We
did not learn the price paid. Cedar
Sara Harris arrived here from
Marysvllle yesterday, and will pro
ceed to gather up a band of horses
to take to the lower couutry ma'r
ket. Cedarvllle Kecord.
J. W. Howard has been In the
Klamath Marsh country for the
past week buying cattle. Chester
Avery and Geo. Kanney have sold
their beef to Howard, and it is re
ported that he has purchased several
other small bunches in that vicinity.
Sliver Iake Oregonlan.
We understand that the Dorrls
Bros, have sold their horses to
Green Dorris. They reserve one
hundred bead of horses for thelrown
use, making the sale amount to
three or four hundred bead. The
boy have been gathering the horse
from tie range this week. Modoc
Mr. Wall of Pine Creek, sold 103
bead of cattle thla week, at an aver
age price of more than $25 per head.
MeJbaae Bros, took 300 head of
leef cattle to the railroad Sunday,
where they will be shipped to San
Francisco to be sold on commission.,
Klamath Falls Republican.
Z. G. Harrla, W. B. Barue and F.
W. Foster of Silver Lake, were here
Sunday with 200 head of cattle. All
the steers were sold to J. W. Howard
and the remainder of the cattle will
be shipped to San Francisco. Klam
ath Falls Republican.
A band of 200 horses belonging to
Henry Egli, of Lake county passed
through the city Sunday morning.
They are being taken to Scott Val
ley from which place they will be
shipped to market.
Wm. Stanley and Joe Payne, who
have the Lehman sheep on shares,
have started them for the Windy
Hollow hills, north of Honey creek.
It is understood that there is poison
on the range this fall, supposed to be
the result of fall ralu.
Jury Acquit;. Barry,
"Not Guilty." Those were the
words spoken by Judge Benson, read
ing from the slip of paper handed him
by the foreman of the Jury in the
Barry trial last Saturday eveulug at
5:30 o'clock, after a deliberation, of
but a short time. "Not Guilty" were
the words that relieved a foud moth
er's anxiety for a sou's freedom Aud
those were the words that IS ear- J
old Philip Barry drank In with more
satisfaction than any that could
have Isjen spoken; they were far the
sweetest he had ever heard. They,
too, were the words that his many
friends were anxiously waiting to
hear and longed for.
The Barry case Is one familiar to
our readers, a It was up for trial at
the June terni( of court, when the
Jury disagreed. Barry was released
on bail and appeared for trial on the
17th of this month
lay w'aa occasioned in seciirlngajury
on account of the evidence having
been made public at the former trial.
Jubge L. K. Webster and Brat tain
& Batchclder were defending Barry,
and put up a strong case for his de
fense. To go over the evidence would con
siirue tqo much space, but It was
shown that during a spree In which
four young men Indulged, one of
them lost his life. No one knew Just
when or how Tim Ahern was shot.
Phil Barry fired his pistol in the air,
when Scammon grabbed him and
cook the pistol from him. During
the scuffle for the gun. another shot
was fired accidentally, and soon af
ter Ahern was found lying on the
ground near there dying with a bul
let hole in bis neck.
It seems thaf Barry and A nern
were friends, and no motive could be
proven for Barry taking his friend's
It was a bitter lesson for young
Barry, and will no doubt be an ever
lasting one; it should be, at least.
Judge Webster made a sound and
liberal plea in defense of his client.
He reviewed the evidence and point
ed out the facts to the Jury, and after
a very able and impressive speech,
relied upon the law and the evidence
to influence the verdict.
Many hearty handshakes ended
Circuit Cout t Conluded.
The Barry case resumed Thursday
morning, with the following Jury em
paneled: T. B. Wakefield, L. O.
Hardlsty, W. R. Bernard, E. Wood
cock, R. C. Foster, R. N. Phelps, Geo.
Drumm, Wm. Dobklns, S. J.Studley,
J. S. Branch, Thos. IL Sherlock, Leo
Emerson. The testimony was con
cluded Friday night, and Saturday
morning argument were made tor
the state by District attorney Moore
and C. A. Moore, of BakerClty, while
Judge Webster of Portland argued
the case for the defeuse. The case
was submitted to the Jury Saturday
afleruuou, bad vULav uu Luui'. a.uJ a
half deliberation they returned a ver
dict of "not guilty," which seemed to
be satisfactory to those who heard
The case of the State of Oregon vs.
Warner Valley Stock Co, waa argued
upon demurrers to the complaint,
and upon submission of briefs by the
plaintiffs and defendent, was taken
under advisement by the Court to be
decided later iu the fall, probably at
a ficticious term of court to be held lu
Portland, by stipulation of counsel.
Waruer V ailey Stock Co. vs. Chas.
Touulngseu; 'Issue settled and set
for trial the first day of tho next re
gular term of circuit court.
Warner Valley Stock Co, vs. Tay
lor, was disposed of in the same w ay
Court adjourned Monday.
C. I). Sessions left for Keuo Mon
day. He Is looking for a location,
and did uot know whea he left hero
Just where be would land. Ills fam
ily will remain hero until lie find a
Report of Justice Batcman & Co.
fncouraging for Oregon's
Next Year's Wool Clip.
SHORT SUPPLY NOW ON HAND
Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1904.
The1 1904 clip
of wool which was
marketed readily In the West at
gradually advancing prices as the
season progressed, has for the most
part found its way into the hands of
The stock in the hands of dealer
is less than for many year at this
time, aud the amount of the 1004
clip to be carried over into the new
year will, be very small. It would
seem reasonable, therefore, to ex
pect that the 1905 clip will meet with
ready sale, and that the competition
tor It will be keen. Being In close
touch with the woolen manufaatw
lng interests of the country, we know
that In comparison with six months
ago the mills are better employed,
and iu some coses their production is
sold ahead for some time to come.
It may be that an opportunity
will be offered you in the meantime
to contract for your 1905 clip, for de
livery after shearing next spring.
Without desiring to offer advice, un
solicited, we ask you to take note of
present market conditions, and care
fully consider whether any advan
tage is to be gained by selling now
for future delivery.
It will be observed that the scour
ed cost of American merino wools
has advanced 8 cents per It since this
time last year, while the same grad
es In foreign markets aa represented
by fine tops, which is scoured wool,
carded and combed, are proctlcally
unchanged. Domestic medium
wools, and (cross bred) have ad
vanced 5 cent per It here, In the
grease, a against 2 cents per lb
abroad on the same grades, scoured,
carded and combed.
' The political outlook will of course
have a bearing on the course of tho
market, and It seems reasonable at
this time, oue month from election,
to anticipate that the people will
emphatically endorse the policy of
protection now in force by the pres
ent administration. It such proves
to be the case, It is fair to aasumo
that tho present generally prosper
out business conditions will continue, .
and the wool growers will share la
We expect to cover your state by
our representatives at clipping time,
and hope to secure a goodly share of
the new wools.
We hope that an opportunity will
be given our representative to trade
with you on your lot, and with best
wishes, we remain,
JllSJ'ICB, IUtkman Co.
Played to l ull Mouse.
. Moore's Comedians played three
nights in Lakeview last week to
crowded housea, The Opera houso
was well filled with people who
kuew that they were going to get
their money's worth, when they
went to Moore's show. They had a
good troupe thla time aud put on
some of their latest and best plays,
Mr, Moore has gained u reputation
lu this country that always assures
him a good house.
They departed Suuday for ModoQ