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A Letter From the Flowery Southland.
The mauy Hood River people, to whom Mrs. M. A. Cook is well and fav orably known, will be pleased to rend the following letter written by her in Southern California. The weather at Long Peach is uncer tain from February to the first of June; surf bathing is rather chilly, and over coats are comfortable. The idea of a peretual summer here is untrue, although rarely a day passes wthout someone battling with the breakers. This season has been a record-breaker for cool weather and frequent rains, but when compared with other states it is an Eden on earth. There are a number of desirable local ities in the vicinity of Los Angelee, but Long Beach affords many advantages. It is only six miles from Han Pedro, the future largest harbor on this coast; has the second largest bath house, built at a cost of t'JO.OOO; is three miles from Signal Hill, where everything native to a emi-1ropical climate is grown; two steam railroads and a double traek electric line connect with Los Angeles, thus anording tlie community the ad vantages ol city lite; there are no Raloons or club houses; the city affords the beet graded schools; there is a pleasure pier with a two-story pavilion, where bands render sweet music every afternoon and evening of the year, and wnere on luesday, Thursday and Sat urday nights large crowds gather to en joy the pleasure of dancing. Hundreds of distinguished people visit the lovely puuiijianu every year, coniuining uusi ness with pleasure. The month of May was an eventful one for Long Beach. On the 29th, part of the Pacific squadron, with live of Uncle Sam's war ships, anchored three miles ott Long iieach and San 1'euro, headed by the flagship New York, with Hear Admiral Ulass in command. Visitors were allowed to inspect the shins during their six days on shore, and it is estimated that 10,000 people went aboard. Alternately the ships en gaged in target practice. A large canvas target was anchored hve or six miles eut at sea. One could enjoy the scene from shore without the aid of a glass. As the ships steamed back and forth, a loud rumbling report was heard at inter vals. First a cloud of smoke was visible, Then by watching closely one could dis cern the course of the projectile by the large columns of water rising and show ering in the manner of a fountain, about every mile or so, where for an instant the lead plowed the briny blue, some thing like a stone skipped along the sur face of a pond. The leaden missile would nearly reach its final dip before the report was heard rolling over the waves at a tardy pace. May day will long be remembered Twelve hundred marines came ashore for their usual morning drill on the ball campus, after which they joined in the parade, headed by the Long Beach band. While marching down Pine ave nue on their return to the ships, the men presented a fine appearance in white uniforms, brown leggings, shoul dered bayonets and canteens. The officers wore blue coats and white trousers, their unsheathed swords flash ing in the morning light. The marine band in uniform attracted much attention, also the Red Cross which brought up the rear. While passing a prominent office, the com rnand to halt was given, and right about face. From the crowded curbing iroceded the young women of Long Jeach high school, laden with beautiful flowers. Passing along the line thev gracefully presented each soldier with a button hole spray of blossoms, which vied in sweetness with the fair donors. The band boys received boquets,and the signal corps was requested to step tore- ward and receive in charge a beautiful basket of roses presented to the admiral I venture to sav the Rnarklin? eves anil blushing cheeks of the maidens were carried in memory long after the tlowers had withered. I met Mrs. Davis, the wife of a prom inent physician in the community, and whose acquaintance I had the pleasure of making several years ago. Together we paid a visit to the battle ship New York. A member of the marine corps kindly escorted us over the great ship. Our first impression was of solidity and power. As we progressed cleanliness and order were particularly noticeable. A little world of its own seemed the great ship with its telephone system, printing oltice, hospital, speak ing tubes, signal service, accommoda tioiiB for hundreds of men. We stood . just below the bridge where the brave and noble Admiral Sampson watched that victorious defeat. F'rom May 6 to 9 was La Fiesta, an old-time Spanish fete, held every year at Los Angeles. On the 7th we went to see the grand horse parade and matinee, Some of the spans are valued at from 12,000 to f 15,000. In the evening there was an electrical display. Words can not express the grandeur and brilliancy of the lloals. The 8th was President's day, and the city was beautifully decorated for the occasion. I here were (lowers every where, and everything seemed a mass of color and perfume. We had the good lortune to secure a position within a few feet of the platform from which Presi dent Roosevelt addressed 200,000 people. It seemed we were listening to a friend w ho understood our hearts and needs, rather than a stranger. Brave, true, corageous a soldier and hero, who has won love and respect regardless of polit ical strife. One of the pleasing features of Mem orial day was the sight of 500 school children attended by their teachers marching to the end of the pier, where they showered the waves with flowers until the surface was literally covered for a great distance. The ceremony is in memory of the brave soldiers who sleep in watery graves. The blossoms came in with the tide, presenting a novel scene, tossing and whirling with the foaming spray. I am delighted with this place. It is an earthly paradise, with a few excep tionsfleas for instance. They are the boldest atoms of breath I ever had to deal with, and are no respecter of per sons or places. The streets are sprinkled with oil, so the dust problem is easily solved. An occasional Santa Anna wind sweeps dowu upon us, mak ing it earthy enough for a heaven. But w hile you are sweltering and longing for a cool breath, we are enjoying the pure breer.e from the ocean. Hood River May Have a Rival. Orrgonlnn. There are prospects of Hood River Valley having a rival as a strawberry producing section. Eagle Cliff in Wah kiakum county, Washington, on the Columbia, some K5 miles below the mouth of the Willamette, is the section named for this honor. The land is some 800 feet above the sea level, and appear? to be particularly adapted to produc ing late strawberries. L. S. Davidson of lsagle Cliff was in the city, yesterday, and brought along for exhibit some very fine specimens of the Wilson strawberry .and Triomphe du Oard, which in size, flavoring, coloring and plump form condition proved a striking contrast to the few berries now being brought into the market and the tail end of crops of various berry gardens in this vicinity. Mr. Davids m says the berries on bis place are now just coming into prime condition for marketing, and he is m the opinion that if fields were planted on Eagle Cliff the crop would bring a good price as being later than all other strawberries iu this region. Early ber ries, except the very earliest, have to compete with the crops of many sections. The very earMeet Oregon berries have to compete with California berries, and only have the advantage of excellence over them. The late berries from Eagle Cliff would be the only strawberries in the market at this season, and it is probable that there would be a large oe mand for them at a good price. Underwood Brevities. Your reporter has been too busy to write since the 4th. A. N. Foley, Ed Sweelland, Mrs. Jones, Ed's mother, and Mrs. Dark with her three little girls, spent the 4th at Trout Luke, and had one of the best times the writer has ever experienced. Leaving Underwood Lauding Friday morning, the 3d, at 9 o'clock, with a ton of supplies for the Underwood and Dark mines, we arrived at the Husuiu post office at noon, rested an hour, then started on tbe road, arriving at the store or the (Juapman brothers at 6 in the evening, so tired we hardly knew what to do with ourselves. We struck camp near what is called Trout creek. After supper several jolly people from the store came over to our camp and we sang songs ror an hour or more. Next morning, after a hearty breakfast cooked by a camp fire, we made our selves comfortable and stayed in camp all day and rested, not earing to go out to the picnic. In the afternoon we at tended the ball given in the new store built by Mr. Peets. We danced until supper time, then after 8 o'clock we re turned to the bull and danced until 2t iuYlie morning, when' we returned "to! our camp and were aoon lost to the world iu deeusluiiiler. Sunday tuoru ing we all took a trip to the ice cave, but it was so cool we did not enjoy our trip as we would had It been a warmer day. Returning to camp we found Will, Underwood and his friend Henry weaver, men came the process ol cooking dinner. Everybody turned nut to help make dinner, as all were very hungry. The afternoon and evening were spent with music on a violin ana mouth harp, all hands and the cook taking turns about playing either the harp or violin. All seemed to have enjoyed the evening and left lor their resting places between 10 and II o'clock. Monday morning we left camp at 10 o'clock, getting back to Un derwood at 2:30 Hi the afternoon. Tuesday, July 7, Ed S ieetland, Will Underwood and Ilenrv Weaver packed 5 horses with supplier and started for the mines, but had to turn back on ac count of snow. Thev arrived at Un dtrwood Saturday evening, and expect io maae another start in about a week Miss Ledbetter of Portland, niece of John Dark, spent a couple of days with Mm. Dark last week . A little stranger came to make bis nonie witn Mr. and Mrs. Cete gnrenaen, Sunday morning. Mother and child are doing well. Mrs. A. J.Haynes, with her two little girls, went to Portland for a week or 10 days' visit last week. Mrs. Brown spent two or three days last wees witn ner aunt, Mrs. uisen, on the transfer boat at Kalama, Wash. A party of five men came to our house, Monday evening, on their way up the river from Stevenson. They are on a surveying trip. Mrs. Anna Wise, from Chenoweth, came up on (he steamboat Monday evening, on her way out to Ihe Thorn ton settlement, the Thornton boys be ing ner oroiners. Mrs. E. W. Hill of Chenoweth passed through Underwood on her way lo The Dulles, last Thursday, returning uoine Muuruuy, The Washington Lumber company's freighter has been kept quite busy for aoout seven days freighting to and from Chenoweth. Robert Rand of Hood River passed through Underwood, Monday, from Chenoweth. While resting and wait ing for dinner we dug some new pota toes, and Mr. Rand measured the tops, which calcd 6,4 feet. You can ask Mr. Rand about it, or just come across the river and see for yourself. Udell Jiotes. Eight carpenters are now at work on the warehouse and hall at Odell. The mill is again running after a lav off since the 4th. Between the work of the hay harvest and spraying everybody is busy. New comers are in evidence here. Mr. Lewis' family of Portland are now on their homestead near the James English place. Mr. Zeller and family are also on their homehtead adjoining the Neh bower place. They are engaged in build ing a housed Professor J. L. Towsey of Portland, who owns the Rowley place, is here for his vacation. Frank M. Orr sold his 25 acre tract last week for $3,750. Mr. Orr and fam ily have gone to Portland where he will resume his old position with Bell & Co. Mr. Ouy of Portland is the Durelianer of the Orr tract and teems pleased with ttoou niver. Patto, the bird dog at the little white store, was poisoned last Sunday and has gone to nis long home. tlienoweth Sews. Miss Edna Brown, the school tem-hpr with her parents and brother were visit ing here last week. Wild blackberry picking is the rage now. The Weather H rool Ami nfrnawmQllw there is a liirllt shower, wliieh nmlria it delightful. Mr. Tnrtfnanll lTW'fc u-ith an oni.i.l.inft Friday that might have cost him his uie. ue stepped on the lower side of a log to roll it into the pond and it caught him and rolled over him. But as he was on the brink of tho pond it bruised his shins some and tlin umtr cqi-u.1 t.io body and head, so he escaped with noth ing uik man wire sums ana a welting. Heppiu-r Thanks Odell. At the regular appointment of Rev. W. Jenkins at Odell Union chnrMi. Sunday, June 28, a collection was taken tor the llei pm r snilerers. amounting to $11.40. Air. Jenkins has just received a letter from Mayor Uilliam in which he heartily thanks the people in behalf of Heppner for their gilt. SI ill Looking for his Eleven (Jnarls. Editor Glacier: I was fired off the blind baggage the other night and wan as dry as blazes, so I fished around and got an empty tomato can and began to iook arnunu some, neii.i ran into a fellow that looked good to me and shvh: "Hey, Cully, here II 1 git a growler?'' "Well," says he. "You can't git any thing but mineral water here, as this town in prohibition." "Men, 1 don t like mineral water nor no other kind of water," aays I. "Bui that feller up the street sells good mineral wnter," saya be, and be winked loud enough for me to bear hiio. So I dug up a nickel, 3 coppers and a postage stamp, and got a can foil of Hint mineral water. 'Twas all right, too. Well, as I came out of that water l op, a feller pulled a pap-r on Of interest now-Something Hammocks A good one, 85c; better, $1.50; Al, $1.75 up to $4.50 at STEWART'S. Cool Cooks With cool tempera are guaranteed if you use our Blue Flame oil stove. Agents Universal Ranges. STEWART'S. Screen Doors Best cedar," 90c to $1; Front doors, $1.40 to $1.05; Window screens, 35c to 40c; Steel wire cloth, all widths. STEWART'S. TTn rriwnrfi stnvfi and Furniture, Carpets, WATCH me and I thought it wiu a sheriff', so I started to shin it up the street, and there ran into two more fellers with papers. "t'ni guilty," says l, "tun (lou t give mo more tliuu HO days." "Ah, g'an," says one, "this is a pet i- t on tor a saloon and we want you to sign it." "What's in it?" says I. "A ouart," savs one of them, "and there is a quart in every one you sign." "I'll sign 'em," savs I, "and set my can dowu to scratch my autograf on them papers and a teller stole that can I lit out after him and run into another feller with a paper; "I'll sign it," I yelled. 'That's right, my friend," he says, "we want to git all the names on thw remonstrance we can." "What's a remonstrance?" says I. "Well," says he, "this is a prohibi tion remonstrance and " "I'll remonstrate on prohibition," says I, sol signed it thinking that it was another quart. Well, I signed eleven petisliuns and fourteen remonstrances and shook hands with niyseif thin kin' what a 4th of July I'd have when I got all them quarts. While I was huiitin' up the feller that stole my mineral water 1 ran into a place that looked like a jag court so l oegmi to pun mv stakes when I beard a filler say, "That's tbe council ii . i , i. , i uiei u see n 11113 town is goin lone wet or dry." "What's that?" I usked. "Well," says he, "it is whiskey or no whiskey." "But it'll be whiskey," says the other. "Whoop, I'm goin' back," savs I, and I did. Well, just as I got there some one said the committee was "in the hole." "A good lack pot will irit hliu out," I says," and a feller told me to keep still. Well, about 100 fellers and boys was around tiie table watchin' the game so" I edged in to have a look, and, say, it wasn't a game at all, but a lot of fellers had all them petisliuns and re monstrances and was callin' oh" the names. "Tim Flannlgan," says one. "He's all right," says a fellerwtaudiii' close in. "He's a voter and lives in Dublin gulch." "Hedon't," says another fuller. "He's me grandmother's half step-mint on the side of me mother in-law and lives in the back ind of Fogarly's livery sta ble, he does." "Pat O'Harrity." "He can't vote," says one. "He owns a pig in Ireland." "He can, he sold the pitr." savs an other one. "He didn't," says another, "for the pig was arrested for disturbin' the piece." "Hurrah for E riurilms Uuuni." yelled the feller that stole my can. "He's dead and can't vote," howled a retnonstraler. "Put him out," says the committee iu the hole. "Hit him with a brick," says 0:1c, Artie a story of the streets and town by that delightful writer, Geore Ade, fiu thor of Fables' in Slang; ' nicely bound, guilt' top, and only 75c. Other books just in The Traitor, A Ward of King: Canut, Barbara a Western woman, Dar rel, Under the Hose, Hearts Courageous, Fil langree Ball, The Under Dog, and many others at SLOCOM'S, The Book Man. Now Is a Good Time to Paint Powdr Faint Costs L 'SS than one-half the price of ' oil paint; is weather and fire proof. For prices see Abbott & Co. Tents 7x9, $4.75; 8x10, $0.50; 10x12, $7.50; 12x12, $8.50. Special orders filled promptly. v STEWART'S. Dining Tables You will give yours away after aeeiug our immense line-in beautifully fin ished oak, just in $0.75 to $30. STEWART'S. STEWART Furnishes everything needed about a home. Tinware - Paints and Oils. Building Material, Rugs Linoleum, Shades, Pictures Frames. THIS SPACE NEXT WEEK. -1," and a feller that wore a white necktie slabbed me with a bottle of soda pop. "Give Imp. ninety days," says a big feller, and they did. When I git out I'm goin' to take up a collection of them quarts and go over to Underwood and joiu the police force and the town can do as it pleases, (lit dry and blow away or swim ofl'in min eral water, but no more petishuu-re-monstrances for yours truly, I Wkahy Wai.kkr. Traveling 'Oculists." Nowadays, rs soon ns a man knows how to put a lens in a frame, he starts out as an oculist, whether he knows anything about helping your eyes or not. He will fit you with a pair of lenses that magnify, but that they do not ease your eyes you may not notice for a month. or two. At the Glenwood hotel I told an "oculist" that she had charged a poor lady $4 for a pair of steel frames and lenses t hat I sell for90 cents. She said, "We can't sell them so cheap: we have a big expense, car fare and traveling expenses; we have to charge more." And she sold a young man a pair of spectacles for $7 that cost her 34 cents. Spectacles with morning glory frames, you know, look nice, and next Qbirie Up in Smoke ! 5000 CIGARS Since opening. High class trade a specialty. We handle such popular brands as La Excellencia, El Sidelo, La Integ radad, flonogram and Garcia. c. a: morgan & co. The New Cigar Stand. PATTON'S Sun Proof Paints. WARRANTED FOR 5 YEARS, For sale at SAVAGE'S. I 'far MEtei-QS? asri 1 11 ii COPYRIGHT -THE- True to Name Nursery, HOOD RIVER, OREGON. We will offer for next season's planting about 20, K)) well-bred apple trees, largely Newtowns, Spitz enbnrgs, Jonathans and other varieties adapted to locaj conditions. This nursery stock was grown mainly to insure trees true to name and propagat ing fn mi buds selected only from well known tree f health and fruit fulness. We warrant this stock free from apple canker, wooly aphis and other jiestH common to many parts of the country. As our supply of trees is limited, orders should le received at an earlv date. E. L. SMITH. else in winter Wagon Covers From $2 up. You can't do without one at the prices we name. STEWART'S. Sewing Machines $18 to $37. Noisless Ball-bearing Got d Hibbard 10 year guarantee. STEWART'S. Mattings A late arrival of an immense variety. Japanese linen warp induces cut prices to force out of way of our fall atock of curtains. STEWART'S. day you can't tell what color they we're. 1 warn people to look out for these travelers claiming to be oculists If they are too lazy to work they sell lenscs'and charge $6 for a pair that cost 10 cents. A traveling spectacle peddler said tome, "I go to a house and size the people up; see how bad they want them. At first I ask $0; if they can't buy at that price T show them another pair, but same kind, for $4, another at $3, then $2 and $1. And they only cost i9 cents!" Kewure of fakirs. CHARLES TEMPLE. ' Working Mglit and Day. The busiest and mightiest little thing that ever was made is Dr. King's New Life Pills. These pills change weakness into strength, listlessness into energy, brain-fag into mental power. They're wonderful in building up the health .Only 25c per box. Sold by Chas. N. Clarke, druggist. Trib Is the name of the world's greatest cure for the liquor and tobacco habits and can be found at any drug store in Hood River at a price of $12.50. It is the great est renieay oi the Kind ever placed upon uie niarKt'i. JXow in (he time To use Hquirrel Poison. We have . .Vote the time To sprav your orchards. We have all kinds of spraying material for sale at the lowest prices. Aow i the tiwe To purify your blood. We have Sarsaparillas and all kinds of Spring tonics. ' y " Don't forget (he place. . When you want anvthing in the DRUG LIN E get it at CLARKES'. H. S. GALLIGAN. Watches and Jewelry. As I Lave worked at my trade for 18 years, I can turn out the finest work in watch repairing mid adjusting in eight positions. Jew elry repairing of all kinds. . i i yn(f, CXr&c Fit tUe,u wit" the llPSt NVlll,c 1Vbl 'e CSl YOlir CyCb Ground Center I-enses, steel frames, for $1.00. Holid gold nose and tips, $3.50, regular Chicago prices. War ranted to give easy fit and to improve your eyes. C. H. TEMPLE. Bargains in Real Estate. 8 acres, three miles from town, all in berries, a good house and barn. 15 acres i miles from town, $200 house and 12 acres cleared. Good apple and berry land. 100 acres, (5 miles out, 1,000 bearing apple trees, '3 acres in berries, and all kinds of other fruits; 30 acres in cultivation; good house, barn and milk house; income, $1,100 a year. 40 acres 4 miles from town, 20 acres in cultiva tion, 5 in bearing trees; can sell in 20 acre tracts. 5 acres 0 miles from town, 300 apple trees, the balance in wheat and clover. 20 acres 7 miles out, all in apples 2 years old. 20a 7 miles out, all cultivated, fine apple land. 80a, 9 miles out; 3."a in cultivation; barmy. house. For prices and terms call on or address H. F. JOCHIMSEN, Hood River, Or. Mount Hood Mill Co., MOUNT HOOD P. O., J L. KOONTZ, A. M. KELLY, Proprietors. All kinds of well-seasoned finish lumber on hand, such as Flooring, Ceiling, Rustic, etc. All orders filled as quick as the quickest, as cheap as the cheapest, and as good as the best. Prices on Application. bone & Mcdonald. ARF Still Their Dry (Joods, Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnish ings goods at prices that cannot be duplicated in Hood Iliver. Our stock of Groceries, Flour and Feed Is complete and prices are right. Come and see us. bone & Mcdonald. 3. IH!. DS.xlfX1!XEjE337 Doors and Windows. ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIAL, Paints and Oils, Furniture, Carpets, lieds and Bedding. FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMI?AI,MKK. Geo. D. Culbertson & Co., DEALERS IX Real The largest list of Fruit and Iierry Lands in Hood Iliver valley and White Salmon to select from. Honest treatment will award you by plac ing your property in our hands. Loans' nego tiated. Insurance. HOOD RIVER, - - S ORKCiOX. Williams Pharmacy, Otten liuildinsr, G. E. WILLIAMS, Prop'r. Headquarters for Pure Drugs, Toilet Articles, PATENT MEDICINES, SPRAYING MATERIALS. Prescriptions my Specialty. City Blacksmith Shop, j. r. xikeisen,i ro,,. General Blacksmith ing. 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