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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1891)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
A fine pony suitable for a lady to
ride, together with side-saddle, bridle
and complete outfit' Inquire of James
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
OF ALL KINDS.
MANUFACTURE It OK
HOOD RIVER, OR.
CHLOSITC- OT7T SALE.
-DO NOT FORGET THAT-
MAGBAGDBRN & HAGLBOD
Aro Selling Out Thoir Entire Stock of
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.
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
Largest Clothing and Merchant Tailoring House
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-
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
W. H. LOCHHEAD.
Carpenters & Builders.
ORNAMENTAL WORK A
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
S. A. DETVVILER & CO.
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.
AND x x
Goods etc., etc.
j. :.. ii t.i.i.i..
S. L. YOUNG.
8UCCESS0U TO E. BECK.
AND SILVERWARE, ALSO
Fine Watch Repairing a Speci
alty. Second St. The Dalles. Or.