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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.
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
The Weather H rool Ami nfrnawmQllw
there is a liirllt shower, wliieh nmlria it
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
A good one, 85c; better, $1.50; Al, $1.75
up to $4.50 at
Cool Cooks
With cool tempera are guaranteed if
you use our Blue Flame oil stove.
Agents Universal Ranges.
Screen Doors
Best cedar," 90c to $1; Front doors,
$1.40 to $1.05; Window screens, 35c to
40c; Steel wire cloth, all widths.
TTn rriwnrfi stnvfi and
Furniture, Carpets,
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
"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
'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
"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
"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,
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
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.
7x9, $4.75; 8x10, $0.50; 10x12, $7.50;
12x12, $8.50. Special orders filled
promptly. v
Dining Tables
You will give yours away after aeeiug
our immense line-in beautifully fin
ished oak, just in $0.75 to $30.
Furnishes everything
needed about a home.
Tinware - Paints and Oils. Building Material,
Rugs Linoleum, Shades, Pictures Frames.
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 !
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.
Sun Proof Paints.
For sale at
I 'far MEtei-QS?
asri 1 11 ii
True to Name Nursery,
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.
else in winter
Wagon Covers
From $2 up. You can't do without
one at the prices we name.
Sewing Machines
$18 to $37. Noisless Ball-bearing Got d
Hibbard 10 year guarantee.
A late arrival of an immense variety.
Japanese linen warp induces cut
prices to force out of way of our fall
atock of curtains.
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.
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,
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
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.
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.,
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.
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.
Paints and Oils,
Furniture, Carpets, lieds and Bedding.
Geo. D. Culbertson & Co.,
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.
Williams Pharmacy,
Otten liuildinsr,
G. E. WILLIAMS, Prop'r.
Headquarters for
Pure Drugs, Toilet Articles,
Prescriptions my Specialty.
City Blacksmith Shop, j. r. xikeisen,i ro,,.
General Blacksmith ing.
Horse Shoeing and Wagon Wood Work
Dealer in Blacksmith and
Complete line of Syracuse
Farm Implements.
Cor. 4th and Golumhiu.
Livery, Feed
Stages to Cloud Cap Inn.
Ticket office for the Regulator Line of Steamer Telephone and
have a hack carry you to and from the boat landing If yon want
a first-class turnout call on the
America's BEST republican Paper.
The Weekly Inter Ocean.
."2 twelve-page papers 1 a year. The Inter Ocean
and Glacier one vear for .!.?)(.
Wagon Makers' Supplies
Agency for Milburn Wag
ons, Carriages & Ruggies.
and Dray ing.
Horses liouglit, mild or exchanged.
Pleasure part tea can m-ure flrxMaxa ritsx. Spe
cial attention given to moving Furniture
and l'mii'M.
We do everything horses can do.
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