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THE DALLES. OREGON. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1892.
V. E. GARRETSOH,
SOLE AGENT fOl! Til K
All Watch Work Warranted.
Jewelry Made to Order.
138 Second St.. The Dalles. Or.
Kranich and Bach Pianos.
Recognised us Standards of the high
est grade of manufacture.
Speaking -of patent- medicines, ' the
Judge eays: ; "1 wish to deal fairly and
.honorably with all, and when I find an
article that will do what it is recom
mended to do, I am not ashamed to say
eo. I am acquainted with Dr. Vander
pool (having been treated by him for
cancer), and have used his blood medi
cine, known as the S. B. Headache and
Liver Cure, and while l am 75 years old,
and have used many pills and other
remedies for the blood, liver and kid
neys, I must say that -for a kidney tonic
in Bright e disease, and as an alterative
for the blood, or to correct the action of
the stomach and bowels, it is a very su
perior remedy, and beats anything I
ever tried. " J. B. Nelson, .
At 50 cents a bottle. It is the poor
man's friend and family doctor. - - '
Annie Wright Seminary,
Boarding and Day School for Girls.
fftrrth Year begins Sept 8th 1892.
For Admission, Apply to the Priuoipul
Mrs. Sarah K. White,
Annie Wright Seminary,
TACOMA. - - WASH.
Next door to Waaoo Sun.
Just Received, a flue stock of Suitings,
Pants Patterns, etc., of all latest
Styles, at Low Prices.
Madison's Latest System used in cutting
garments, and a fit guaranteed
- each time.
Repairing and Cleaning
Neatly and Quickly Done.
XXI. H. Yoang,
Biacksmnn & wagon sudd
General Blacksmithing and Work done
. promptly, and all work
Horse Shoeeing a Speiality
ffcird. Street, opposite the old Liehe Stani
MRS. C. DAVIS
Has Opened the
la the New Frame Building on .
V SECOND STREET, Next to the
Diamoad Floating Mill.- : .
First Class Meals Furnished at all Hours.
Only White Help Employed. ' ;
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Our pall liye
Of Clothing and. Furnishing
Goods is now complete. You
can ... .-.
By seeing our stock before
making your purchases,
S N I fES&i K I NERS LY.
Handled by Three Registered Druggists.
- ALSO ALL THE LEADING '".'-
Patent ffledieines and Druggists Sundries,
HOUSE PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.
Agents for Murphy's Fine Varnishes and the only agents in
the City for The Sherwin, Williams Co.'s Paints. .
. The Largest Dealers in .Wall Paper.
Finest Line of Imported Key West and Domestic Cigars.
Agent for Tansill's Punch.
129 Second Street, The Dalles, Oregon
And KEY WEST
171 SECOND STREET,
WM. BUTLER & CO.,
Building Material, Rough and Dressed
Lumber, Lime, Plaster. Hair and Cement.
A liberal discount to the trade
JEFFERSON STREET,- between Second
THE DALLES, OR.
in ail lines handled, by us.
and Railroad,' THE DALLES, OB
THE GRAND VIEW FARM
StetcH of a Visit to tlie Wonderful Mill
"- - ' Creel: Fruit LaMs. - :
FINEST ON THE PACIFIC COAST.
Prolific Prnne Production and a Bouuti
TZlr: ful Berry Patcfc,
THE MOUNTAIN TOP VIJtEYABD.
Grand Aid Beautiful Sight Improre
" ments of the Past Tear No Pre
tense In This.
Special to The Chronicle.) ' -- ': '
The Dalles, Sept. 6. As the visitor
drives out through Mill creek valley
from The Dalles and beholds snow-capped
Mount Hood towering high in the
distance, a panorama of beauty lies be
fore him that he will ever fondly remem
ber and keenly appreciate. It may be
the long sweep of graceful bills running
far op into the horizon on either .side the
valley, it may be the beauty of orchards
and vineyards which enrich those bills
and show a wonderful fertility of soil,
or it may be the charm of , glorious cli
mate, or a dozen other natural advan
tages which contribute to make the Mill
creek country" one of the - finest fruit
regions on tbe Pacific coast. . -.
After spending several hours in driv
ing through .this delightful valley, we
stop at "Grand View Fruit Farm" on
our way back to. The .' Dalles. This is
part of the property of tbe Columbia
River Fruit company, and Mr. A.
T. Higby,. their efficient superintendent
may be found here doing bis utmost to
make Grand View a model fruit ranch;
It was the appearance of thrift and care
ful caUivatioa bat particularly attract
ed ns to this farm, and which was so pro
nounced when compared with the others
thereabout that we at once-voted Mr
Higby as being the right man in the
On our way down the bill we passed
prune trees bending under a load of
fruitage so marvelous that it would
have to. be" seen to be fully appreciated.
A mere description cannot give an ade
quate ' idea of how thickly the prunes
cluster together and make the limbs
look like long festoons as they bend be
neath their weight. At the bottom of
the hill we came to a small plateau con
taining some three or four acres of straw
berries and about a quarter of an acre
of blackberries. - The latter were of the
Lawton variety and when we were told
that this small patch (J of an acre) had
yielded about 2,500 boxes this season,
it seemed incredible to say the least,
but when one of our party, who had
been out to this fruit farm about the
middle of July, assured us that the
vines were then so heavily laden that
many of them bent down until they lay
almost flat on the ground, we concluded
from, those which were left, and the
stems "which remained to tell tho tale,
that the statement regarding the great
yield must be correct. These berries,
and about seven acres of strawberries,
are watered by a system of irrigation
from Mill creek, -which rnns through
the property on its way down .from tbe
mountains. None of . the other fruit
t 'The large, ripe berries tempt us for a
few in in u tee, but we drive on, and are
happily reminded of Tennyson's song of
"The Brook,'? while crossing a bridge
that is partly embowered with shrub
bery, as it spans Mill creek. The sweet
cadence of waters rushing over their
stony bed is here to mark the home of
the brook trout, while" the perfume -of
the honeysuckle and the wild rose also
tempts us to linger ; but just as we
alight from the carriage, Mr. Higby ap
pears, with a hoe in bis hands, and with
his coat off, and we soon find on- selves
following the genial sn. erlntendent
through orchards of peaches and pears,
prunes, plums, nectarines, etc., and
then higher up the bill to several fine
vineyards, where a stranger would have
told us that nothing would grow. Those
bills, ' however, are very fertile, and
when we saw vines thriving and bearing
luxuriant crops, without the aid of eith
er rain or irrigation, we could not. help
but see the truth in Mr. Higby 'a re
mark, as he said: "I tell you, gentle
men, this is the finest grape land in tbe
world!". Tbe same might be truthfully
said of the orchards, for, after examin
ing them, all were unanimous in saying
they bad never eeen their, equal before.
Even melons grow in abundance on tbe
highest hills, and - when we were told
that the only rain since last April was a
shower on the nis?ht of July , 15th , we
were convinced that it must be a very
superior climate and soil that gives to
the fruit of this section ' an excellence of
flavor and luxuriance of growth excelled
by no other country in the world. -'Tho
soil is a sort of loam, mixed with vol
canic ash, which makes it mellow, easy
to work, and very rich. The long, sun
ny days and. gentle breezes that come
direct from the ocean every ."afternoon or
evening are also important factors in
giving to the fruit its fine flavor and
beauty of color. . . "
It was with parJonable prido that Mr.
Higby- led us -.still, farther -up, painting
out billowy stretches of vineyard on tho
way or else stopping, for a moment to
direct some of his -men who were at
work with a stumping machine and
busy preparing a large tract of hew
ground for .'orchard (his fall. Here at
the request of one of Jfche gentlemen
who said that he was tired and did not
care to go any higher up, we. all sat
down on a tree, which bad just-been,
uprooted, and looking off over the" orch
ards on both sides of tbe valley, we were
able to take in at a glance many of the
improvements - which : have been, made
since the Columbia River ; Fruit com
pany assumed ownership about a year
ago. It was indeed a beautiful sight to
look down- upon, trees heavily laden
with fruit and swaying to and fro in the
summer wind. Twp. of "our party who
bad been on a tour through California
were not only" loud in their praise of
the picture before them, but said they
had never, seen anything of the kind
that would be worthy of comparison.
It was with . considerable enthusiasm
that one of them exclaimed: "Why,
Mr. Higby, I tell you I am pleased.- I
can write borne letters of praise and
say many complimentary things after I
get there, because I see before me some
thing that exists and substantiates all
that I ever heard. There is no pretense
in this; it goes away beyond my expect
ation!" While Bitting on the fallen tree the
conversation turned to the finding of a
market for such vast quantitfcs of fruit,
but this was not difficult to see through
. wnen it was re mem pered- .that a- reg'on
with so many natural advantages for
fruit producing muBt necessarily yield a
product that will claim first place in all
the larger markets,; consequently the
Columbia Kiver Fruit company look first
to the markets of the Pacific coast and
then to the larger towns of Montana,
Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah,
where Mr. A. E. Dunham, the. general
manager of tbe company, informed us
they would be able to market carload
shipments, just as soon as they could turn
them out in quantities that large.' "If
for any reason the market for raw fruit
should bo dull in any of those places,"
said Mr. Dunham, "we shall take care of
it ourselves by either drying or canning,
and. then market it farther east. In
Chicago, for instance, there are commis
sion houses that will take all the 'dried
prunes we can supply !" All were un
animous in thinking with Mr. : Dunham
that the superiority of the fruit raised
by this company would cause it. to take
first place in the markets anywhere.. -It
is not our intention to weary the
reader with a long narrative of our visit,
but, fearing that such may be tbe case,
we regret that he could not have been
with us as we descended in a different
course through- the orchards, and were
continually meeting with wonders that
called forth our admiration. On reach
ing tbe foot of the hilljjye came to the
homestead of the fruit farm, and which,
by . the way, is an unpretentions, but
comfortable frame house, partly sur
rounded by peach, prune and apple trees
that weave their limbs "caressingly
around it. The thoughtfulness of- Mrs.
Higby here manifested itself as she
came to the porch and asked us if we
would not like some peaches" and cream.
We availed oursel ves, of the invitation,
so kindly given, and found whilen joy
ing her hospitality that "the lord of the I
manor". was not the only one who courdj
be entertaining at Grand View Frnit
Farm. Many a summer will pass into
autumn before we forget that pleasant
afternoon, nor can we yet help but
think that our lines bad fallen in pleas
ant places for the day, as we recall our
genial host and hostess saying : "Good
bye, come and eee ub again !" - .
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
ILLINOIS ALL RIGHT.
Germans to Swell RBDuWcan Majoii
;. - ties-liy Their Votes.
COM P. MATTHEWS IX THE FIELD
Prepared "to Enter the Campaign About
; the Firstjf October
VTH4I HE SATS Of'tHe' OBRMANS
Tliejr Are a Unit for .a Liberal -Protect-'
Ive Tariff and Sound Money- "-
' Minor Topics. - . 7
Chicago, Sept. 5. A. C. Matthews,
comptroller of the treasury, is preparing . -to
enter the campaign in Illinois about
October and will devote a month to
speech-making in the -state. - Comp
troller Matthews was favorably inen- " -tioned
by Washington Hesing, editor of
the Staata Zeitung of Chicago, during a '
visit - to Washington last spring as a
candidate of tbe Germans of Illinois for -governor.
Mr. Hesing said at that time -that
Comptroller Matthews would be
very strong with the German voters and
he thought that his nomination would
be a wise stroke for the republicans.
Inasmuch as Mr.- Hesing has been .-'
largely instrumental in . securing the -location
of democratic sub-committee '
headquarters at Chicago for tbe avowed
purpose of making the state of Illinois .
democratic, Comptroller Matthews was
today asked what effect he thought -this
would have on the German vote of
Illinois. "I regard Illinois as safe for "
20,000 majority,"' he replied. "I don't .
think the republican party will lose any ;"'.
votes from a disaffection ot the German ;
voters. My knowledge of the German
voters of Illinois leads me to believe
they are generally a thrifty- class who
are a unit for a liberal protect ive" tariff---and
sound money. . On these issues I .
think natdrally they will see the wisdom '
of voting tbe republican ticket. .. I be- .
lieve local issues will not enter into the
campaign and the tariff will be the lead
ing issue in Illinois. I think it will be .
made the issue by common consent of
both parties. " I - believe'' the Germans
are in favor of the McKinley law, which
icives incidental protection to American
industries and opens up a field for .
skilled labor, a good portion of which is
contributed from the German popu
lation. ' . . , - '.
Grand Lodge Journal.
Lodge, I. O. O. F., hav
warded to F.
ntract for print-
, beginning Sep-
printers are now .
the work, which will .
night," light being
theiAown electric light
work will not be delayed
tention which has inaoe the house of
Baltes & Co. so popular and extensive.
- Mortgaged farms. - .-
Review. The attention pf those far
mers who think that free trade would .,
lift the farm mortgages of the country is ,
directed to the report, of the eminent ,
statistician Mullball, which shows that.;
the farms of Great Britain are mortgaged -to
the extent of 68 per cent., of their
valne, against less than 20 per cent, in .
the United States. --
' No Oleo. Here. "
' Sural Spirit." Col. Weidler, internal.,',
revenue collector for this district, in,- ;
forms the Rural Spirit that not a single
United States license has been "issued r
this year to sell oleomargarine in Ore-, .
gon, while 130 or more have been taken '
out to sell in Washington.. The enforce
ment of our Oregon law accounts for it-
Mr E. Galladay, of Holden, Mo., is
proud of the fact that ne ia the lineal :
descendant of the original Mother Goose.
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