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HOOD U1VKU.OR., MARCH 14, IStU. .1 BRIGHT J-'L'TL'RE. The outlook for this section In ox tvedlngly bright, the forfeiture of the Northern PhoIIU land grant being one of the Important factors in giving us new life. Indeed this act was of more UnelU to Hood River than to any other section, for the reason that all the land were In the forty mile limit, mid consequently, Just half of them were railroad lands. The forfeiture act, in other .words, doubled the Kinouut of available lands and will attract, Is already attracting Immigra tion. This act was more Important to this section for another reason which i that the Hood River lands are the moot valuable of any included in the grant They are fruit lands instead of grain lands, and as such are capable of yielding and have yielded, when planted in strawberries aa much as $700 to the acre per year. There are thousands of acres of land in Hood River valley capable of yielding as much, or more, when water is made available for irrigating them. Our I .uids are yet held at a nominal figure but the day is not far distant when lands will sell within five miles of tow u for as much $-'hX per acre. For tipples we easily lead Oregon, as our exhibits at the exposition show, and therefore the world, and the demand for orchard products is steadily and rapidly increasing. There is no limit to the market and it is safe to say that orchard products will hereafter main tain a price greater than that which now obtains. Besides our possibilities in fruit growing, we have the finest climate in the state. In proof of this we refer to the reports of the U. S. weather bureau. We also refer to the fact that our strawberries are the first to reach the Portland markets, beat ing Southern Oregon from three days to a week. We have less rain than Western Oregon, more considerably than Eastern Oregon and the wet and dry seasons are distinctly defined. We have h higher winter and lower jjummer temperature than any point in Eastern Oregon, and the most equable climate of any point in the siale. We have immense timber re sources, and the finest water power, for manufacturing the same, as well as bringing it from the forest to our doors. Our situation only three hours by rail from Portland, and that over tiie most picturesque route in the world is rapidly making Hood River famous us a summer resort, while Cloud Cap Inn situated at the Eliot glacier is becoming known to the world as one of the most beautiful and attractive places on the coast. It Is put down in the book of every tourist as a point to be visited and in the near future no trip to the coast will be consideredcomplete, that has not in cluded this famous mountain hostelr Hood River has no boom, never had a Uom and does not desire one. It is satisfied to grow upon its merits, real izing that that kind of growth alone . healthy. At piesent eleven buildings are being constructed or will have work commenced on them as soon us the lumber can be placed on the ground. The United Brethren and Congregationalists are building each a church and several handsome cot tages are proposed. What the Idle- wilde owners will do has not yet been determined, but last fall they promised to erect a large hotel here this spring. If they fail to do so it is probable a joint stock company will be organized to put up a suitable building. Mark our prediction that Hood Kiver is going to grow more In the next two years than any town in Oregon. The shooting scrape at the Cascade Locks has one really sad feature be sides its probable lack of fatal results. Major Handbury has in a long report to the Secretary of War stated that it would be a great detriment to have the work at the Locks finished by contract, because "the present well organized force would be destroyed." McCor raack was one of the four masons em ployed in laying the stone in the walls of the Locks and now he is knocked out. One fourth of the gallant Majors entire "organized force" is temporarily, ut leasts disorganized. He started in at l'arr, but Ls now not worth more than ten cents on the dollar, and the Major's force is reduced 25 per cent. J. Will Condon is laying out a west addition to The Dalles or an east ad dition to Rowena on the Snipes place. The Dalles is full of rumors concern ing it some claiming the railroad is going to put in new orlek shops at that point, and some that O. D. Taylor is behind the scheme. It looks to us as though The Dalles had additions cti jugh to accommodate her growth for sonic time to come especially as her natural growth would be towards the east and up through Thompson's ad dition. One thing is certain, if they run their addition down this way fur, Cascade county will swipe it two years from now sure. United States Consul to Japan, John F. Swift died at Yokohama Mon day, and already there is lively hust ling among the politicians for the vacant place. mauuieu i:; riiAxrii STORY OF THE COWTP.-NOrXIC X ROMANCE AND IT.". SAD CND. Mine. Nordica V a .Main tilrl Kmtuu M MIm Lilian Norton Mr. .orr Y:n AIM from Main Hkrtrlt of III Carwr. HI rh.uoin.nal Surcrit In Trleplutiiv. Lilian Norton, thi fitui.ms biupr. granddaughter of Canipuieotiiv; John. Allou, was boru in Funuington, Mo, ' Her father, Edwin Norton, was a pros perous farmer in that tow n, Both her1 father's and mother'; families were cx-, cellent singers. Lilian attended tlu j Conservatory of Music in Bosion to re ceive a musical education. The exetl-; leuco of her voice introduced 1 er into the com 'tot Uilmore. wlierj .he took; a proui.-. it part. Thus a way was opeued r In r tJ visit Europe and a: more co'iipV.s, musical education. ! Accom-vi'ed by her mother she went ' to Italy, m i was placed nnder the dis-1 ciplineof U . most accomplished musical , teachers ol Europv. Having finished j her course of study d become notable for her power of sou1?, she received an' tnTitadon with libera, .salary to sing in l the Royal optra at St. 'Vtersburg. She went with her mother to Ru-ta. I The manager of the Or... ;'. ppera of; Pahs was so pleased with ho"r singing that he gave her an invitation to become the prima donna of the highest seat of j song, and by liberal pecuniary rewards ! ought to obtaiu her release from her ; St. Petersburg engagement, bnt the ! Russians preferred her voice to the J money offered. After she had completed ' her engagement in the north, she ac- i cepted the overtures mode her in Pkris and tnado an engagement to sing in the ! Grand opera. ! TEE M.UUUAUE. j During her residence in Italy her name j was changed to Lilia Nordica to suit the j Italian 6tyla of pronounciation. It was j during her appearance ns the great American singer in the Grand opera that she became acquainted with her second cousin, Frederick Allen Gjwer, j grandnephew of Cunptueetiug Johu I Allen. . He said: "It was not a case of love at first sight, for it was full seven I minutes before I became enchanted with j the lovely singer." ' The history of this young man is fully j as romantic as is the success of Mine, j Nordic. He was the son of the Rev. ' H. B. Qower, a Baptist clergyman, who j diet! jn carmmgtou, aic, leaving n widow and three sons, the eldest 10 ami , the youngest 0 years oil. As the fam- I ily were left ia destitute circumstances. Frederick, the second son, wad kindly received and freely supported for a year j at the Abbott family school. II had j given proof of his activity us mi infant i by leaping from his nurse's amis, be fore ' he was a month oi l, through an open ; window without breaking his neck. j As a scholar he was more noted for; vivacity than quiet study. ' After a year's eojonrn at the famny school Frederic's an 1 l is brothers, by the energy and ability of their mother, were gathered iut a family home in Providence. R. I. The two elder br th ers were fitted by their mother to enter Brown university, and were supported by her at college till they Kradn.itcd. George, the eldest brother, became a lawyer, and lias served by repeated elec tions as clerk of the Rhode Llund assem bly. Frederick entered upon the profession of journalism, and bocuino city editor of The Providence Journal. Ho wrote to Professor Bell, the inventor of the tele phone, to deliver a lecture at Providence on the new invention. By invitation young Gower went to Boston to assist Bell in the preparation of his lecture. MR. GOWER'S SUCCESS AND END. His active and ingenious intellect be came intensely interested in the new in vention. He contrived to simplify the machinery and to increase the intensity of the magnetic power, using one instead of two batteries, and introducing ar eolar instead of horseshoe magnets, with other devices now used in the Gower Bell telephone. Having obtained patents and estab lished the Bell Telephone company, Gower went to France and formed a telephone company thera, of which he was president, with a salary of $25,000. Ha also obtained patents in Germany and England. In England a company was formed, but the English govern ment took the telephone, as they hod the telegraph, as a part of their postoffice ser vice, purchasing of the company a mill ion dollars' worth of telephones for their use. After a brief acquaintance these two American celebrities were united in marriage, and Mmo. Nordica was re leased from her engagement at the Grand opera, fiho camo with her hus band to America. Their married life was not a happy one. For sufficient cause Mme. Nordica sued for a separate maintenance, but never for a divorce. While the suit was in progress he left suudenly for Paris, where he had been deeply engaged study ing out an invention to employ magnet ism in the control of balloons. This ho considered the greatest invention of the age, both for military an. commercial purposes. To test the efficiency of some of his plans he undertook in a balloon, alone, to cross the Straits of Dover. Since his disappearance from Iho view of the spectators who witnessed his iscension he has never been seen. Levvistn Jour nal. Daughters of tlio Revolution. Mrs. Harrison 13 president of the So ciety tf the Daughters of the Revolu tion, whose object is to F.rxnre and pre serve historical localities and to erect thereon suitable monuments to the memory of the men and women who helped to make the Revolution and the constitution possible. The Daughters pro pose' to hold r.n annual gathering in honor of tho discovery of America by Columbus, but their immediate occupa tion is to securo a worthy collection of Revolutionary end pre-H.volulionary relics, to be first Ehowu at the Chicago fair and then raado a permanent exhibi tion in Washington. Harper's Bazar. ( i-iirrul l . t !niHp.it,ilnir, The- cvpethiteiif of tin co-operative houselieepiti,' organisation wired has Ixvn in I'peratiou it Kansas City has been watched with uueh i:U"iv..t. n;i the organisation ol' i-arli a cl.i'i'lu been heretofore mainly hi ideal stories pid Bellamy like books. l he club i hurtled to fifty members, who elected their of ficers and a board of directors, with terms expiring i'l throe, id au.l nine mouths. Mrs. W. J. Kupper was placed in ch:ivgtMf the house, and t her was given the arranging of tho bill of fare. Aw assessment of $.V"S0 n win k in levied upon each boarder, and i.i payable every Monday morning. Mrs. Kupper uses all tho money col lected to supply tho table, and the co operative method enables her to supply delicacies and u service ctyl to thst of the In-st hotel fertile sm of twelve cents a meal. There are thirty room and suites in the house, and these Mrs. Kupper rents to such of the members ol the club ns desire to live under the same roof, and a majority of them are lodged there. As soon as a vacancy occurs a new name is voted Unm. During tho few months that the club has lcn in exist ence not a day hits passed that some nj plications have not Wen received. A committee investigates each applicant, and only tho nann of -Jhe bout people are considered. There are in tho club ten married couples, and the rest are mostly merchants and business men. No ladies are admitted unless us member of families, and uo extra inealj r.re served. The club was organised from ideas ad vanced by Bellamy and some other writers on social questions, aud is in every way a big succesa. It is probable that other clubs will bo organized here during the winter. Uansaa City Star. j Some Society t'.iprntr. It is said that a congressman cannot i live on less than .0o0 a year in Wash j ington. I happen to know that it conts 1 a society reporter a nieo round sum. 1 ! am as economical as 1 can be, but my ex;enses creep up in rpite of mo. In the i first place there is tho car and the cab fare. Washington is a city of magnifi j cent di.vtanees, and any one who gx's j into society has to travel from oue end i of it to the other, over r.nd over again. ! in making calls. 1 walk when I can. j but I h ive to pay from & to C J a week j during the gay s.-asan iu car fare. As to ' dress, there is another big item, though ; Washington has so many different peo : pie from all parts of the world that one i can wear any sort of a decent gown and i not be conspicuous. I Then th'-re are the gloves and the ! shoes. One's hands and feet must be well dressed whatever the rest of the costume may be. i find that it always ! pays to wear good gloves. And then the cards. Of cour.-ie the lady trorrespond ! ent tnnst use the eugravej card, and i what a lot of them it does take. Five hundred is iiit'.iing, and I know of some ; ladies who usu many thousands during I the season, and Sir Julian Panncefote once oi dered 10,030 within two months. I As the cheap '.-.t engraved cards cost a ! cent apiece thin would represent a j month for eard i al me. Of course I do : not untan t.i say a .K-iety reporter needs I any such number, but they cost enough, j Miss Grundy's Letter. Cie.liloiM ;ulre. i Cushions seem to be the jerpTinial de j light of the average woman. This is an j age of cushions, and her sonl rejoices in ; them. The saddle bag cushions still ex- ist and are likely to. as they have hap ! pily solved the "tidy" problem. Those j wretched things, abhorred by mankind, j are gone, it is hoped, never to retnrn. j But having hung the saddle bags over j the backs of our chairs, there must still be cushions galore for window seats, couches, corners, to fit in uncomfortable angles cushions unlimited and of every variety. The melon cushion looks rather pretty if it is well made, but tho acorn cushion is newer and Is being shown at the art shops. This, which is of course many times the sizo of its forest proto type, has the acorn of pale green silk and the cup of darker green, which is put on rather full and sewed down iu spots to fcive the raised, uneven look of nature. Another pretty combination of the acorn is reddish brown plush and pale yellow silk. A loop is sewed for the stem to take hold by. These well defined shapes, however, cannot be recommend ed as satisfactory for general wear. Plain, square, oblong, oval or round cushions last longer in every way. and can be so different in material and deco ration as to supply the needed variety. White silk cushions wrought in gold embroidery are used in very dainty apartments, but their delicacy hardly fits them for cushion service. Ex change. - Tlie Latent Mourning- Fad. Of all the fashionable fads of this great metropolis that accentuation of domestic grief which shows itself in a black shirt, bkiek collar and cuffs and white studs, white cuff buttons and white necktie is about the most ridicu lous. Fashionable New York will soon bo dining at Dalnionico's and promenad ing Broadway with miniature coffins for jewelry and artificial tears painted on the cheeks. It is doubtful whether such people could really shed anyher kind but genuine hand painted tears. When women put their toddling children in deep mourning and rode in the park with their poodles decked with crape it seemed that this sort of thing could go no further. Now that men have taken to black shirts and sable handkerchiefs, however, the onus of tomfoolery is re moved fro.ii tho shoulders of woman kind. It is enough to make tho dead turn over in their graves and tear their shrouds to ribbons. New York Cor. Pittsburg Dispatch. Moslnma Ablior ISella. The Moslems abhor beiln, which they say draw evil spirits together. Li place of them they have men called Muezzins stationed in their minaret3 who call out five times each day for the people to come to prayer. Their cry is, "lucre is no God but God, and Mohammed is his prophet." St. Louis Republic. ! Cu it No l.oin.iir Own Port Itxilga, The Fort l)od ;e cow, who; proud p ) Bilion ai tpiecu of tl 1 city bin made her famous the wor'd over, ha l u ilepesed. A herd law was passed by uhuo.it n unanimous vote of the people at tho re cent election shutting off all thx priti I leges which that favored animal has en I joyed with perfect immunity for twenty years. The result of th election was a gret.t surprise to the friends of the cow, j who ha I supposed her firmly intrenched iu popular l.tvor. Iho overwhelming victory of the anti-cow f.U'tions is laid to the tremendous agitation of a year ugo, which held up the cow thraldom of the city to the ridicule of the civilised world. Anti-cow agitators in tho coun try over will bo encouraged in their work by this famous victory in this hitherto impregnable stronghold of the Imvinn. The vote w:ts ten to oue against the fnn dom of the cow. Cor. Chicago Tribuuo. Vr No JiMrU Aruuml tli Nra. It is considered very bail form to wear jewels around the neck. Diamond riv ieres, ropes of pearl or striug of futiv phirea, rubies and emerald are placed "aiguillette fashion" on the corsage, de pending from the left shoulder. A charming utrure, put into fashion by Archduchess Valerie of Austria, is a set of diamond butterflies scattered all over the toilet, with a great, dazzling moth hovering over the soft curls on the fore head and two huge jeweled dnik'onlliea on the shoulders. NX-w York Tribune. . Miss Windsor, an English lady and gifted musician who died recently iu Bath. lMiueuthod the family library to the Royal (Vllcgeof Music in Iondon. The collection contain a iiuiiiIkt of val uable openus. oratorio, inthedrul and chime music, original scores mid many works on the theory and history f music and musicians, together with autogr ph letters, honors and decorntionsof famoti composers. The school lioard at Cherokee, accord ing to a dispatch from Fort IXnlge, U., announces that hereafter every teacher will le required to sign a contract not to get married during the m-hool year They have had much trouble over the resignation of teacher for matrimonial purjKise during the past year, aud pnt se to obviate the difficulty in this way. Miss Frances Power Cobbo, author of many liooks. anj oue of the ablest of literary women, is at the age of 70 hard at work both as a writer and a reformer. She is full of health and vigor, which she attributes to her rimplo diet and regular habits, and gives much lim to the Antivivisection society in London, of which uho i:i president. 1 Fnr loas are already losing favor ; among London ladies, one would fancy, j from the numlMT of advertisements con I stantly appearing in the pn;ers of Ixkis ! to be sold ly ladies for a small percentage j of their actual cost. One i:i dark brown I real Russian tail, ten fivt long and very full and soft, was recently ottered for I luiV lluiu &o j Spc trle ('urn for ll-iiil:t-lnm. I A New York physician who ha t fot i several years been Htudying the relation of the eye strain to headaches, etc., in I children has published the n-sult of his I labors. lie finds that cases of short ! sight, far sight and irregular right often go unrecognized until the coulinuod eye ! strain results in a chronic headache aud ' lassitude, or even more serious nervous ! disorders. The most approved modern treatment in certain cases of headache is to order tho use of'spoctach-s. Now York Journal. Miss Louise Lawson, of Albany, is a sculptor whose work attests her talent. She has more orders on lmud than she can execute ia live years, the most im portant lieing a coinmbmion from the Albany board of public works for a stone fountain. Opera glass holders which can bo ail justed to any frame are among the nov elties of tho season. They are made in silver, plated ware, mother of marl, enamel aluminum, jet and stained ivory, and sell at $7 and $10 each. Fran Welti Escher, ,of Zurich, de serves a testimonial from tho nrtiat.i and cesthites of the world. Hho has just do nated $250,000 to tho Swiss Confederal ion for tho establishment of a free institu tion of plastic urt. Miss Mattio Thompson, the daughter of the ex-congressman from Kentucky, is one of the prettiest girls in tho Blue Grass state. She is a young woman of unusual grace of mind and body and is highly educated. "T'OB SALE. A fine pony suitable for a lady to ride, together with side-saddle, bridle and complete outfit' Inquire of James Feuk. F0RSALe1)R RENT. A farm of 160 acres, eight miles from Hood River on the Mt. Hood road. For information concerning it inquire at this ollicc. B. R. TUCKER, PP H'RIKTOB OF LUMBER OF ALL KINDS. MANUFACTURE It OK FRUIT BOXES. HOOD RIVER, OR. RIVER IlLS CHLOSITC- OT7T SALE. -DO NOT FORGET THAT- MAGBAGDBRN & HAGLBOD Aro Selling Out Thoir Entire Stock of x x en's Furnjshing Kcaidlccc of Coct, AS THEY ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS 3ToTxr Ic 37"o-u.r t Izlo to "b"U-3r MACEACERN &. M ACLEOD, VOGT BLOCK, SECOND ST. THE DALLES, OREGON. JAM KM, H ANN A. DEALERS IN A Complete Line of fl O .f, f glQ o J Is raEL Flour end Feed, GENTS' LUENISHIEG GOODS, QUEEN'S AND GLASS WARE, NOTIONS etc., etc., HOOD RIVER. ORECON WANAMAKER&BROWN, Largest Clothing and Merchant Tailoring House IN AMERICA. GCO T. PrStflCr. SleABiH for lIoodltlvManU Vlolnlly. COME and Bee Samples at Columbia Hall; It Is no Trouble to Show The ni 2To S!hLod.d.3T O-ood-S- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. COLUMBIA FEED STORE AND YARDS, Opposite the Stock Yards Near City Urewery, TIIE DALLES OR, HAY GRAIN & FEED. AT LOWEST MARKET QUOTATIONS. ALSO CHOICE SEED WHEAT AND OATS. W. H. LOCHHEAD. ST-SZISr BEOS. Carpenters & Builders. ESTIMATES FUI1NISIIED. STAIR BUILDING ORNAMENTAL WORK A SPECIALTY. ALL WORK WARRANTED. HOOD RIVER, S. A. DETVVILER & CO. Civil Engineers and Surveyors. All kinds of surveying promptly at tended to. Special attention given to platting acre property. Trices reason able. Addram Room 4, & E. Corner Second and Washington, Sis. fortland Or. THIN AND x x Goods etc., etc. j. :.. ii t.i.i.i.. AND ORFCON. S. L. YOUNG. 8UCCESS0U TO E. BECK. DEALER IN FINE WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE, ALSO Optical Goods. Fine Watch Repairing a Speci alty. Second St. The Dalles. Or.