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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1892)
'Heed jivcr Siacier,
HOOD IMVEK, OR., MAY, 7,
JFOR A TRAINING GROUND.
Arrangements are bcUig male Torw
.ganizing a-i ngriculttnral society here,
: nd providing grounds .for n exhibit.
In connection therewith it is proposed
to lay off. a half-mite track for speeding
horses. There are -several places near
town that would make excellent sites.
One great trouble with the races at
Portland Is the wet weather, which
prevents proper training. 1 here Is no
doubt but that Hood River enn be made
the great training ground of Oregon.
The climate here Is an improvement on
Western, or Eastern Oregon, being n
compromise between the twi, with all
the best features of both. The ground
.! a sandy loam, which forms an excel
lent track and does not get muddy
even with the hardest rains. The dis
tance from Portland would admit of
horses being trained here, and as they
ran be shipped either by train or boat,
at a cost of $2, it is accessible from a
financial point of view. Besides hav
ing good ground for tracks, the drives
for exercising horses are by loirjj odds
the finest in the state, and at all seasons
of the year, except in the rare event of
1eep snows. :It would be an excellent
thing for the horsemen, and would also
he a good thing for the town. A joint
tock company will be formed and it. is
to be hoped that a liberal share of the
tock will be taken here. ' ,
' The celebration of the one hundredth
anniversary of the discovery of the -'o-lumbia
river will take place next Wed
nesday. The U. s?. cruiser Baltimore
"will take part' in the demonstrations.
Due of the features of the occasion will
lie a grand torch-light procession of
over one hundred .fishing bo ils towed
y a tug. It "would have been betteiM
patronized ana more generally appre
ciated had tliose in ehkrge nottfnder
1aken to use the advertising ufattec to
jget up a real-estate boom. Hundreds
who would have participate,! have got
disgust on and will jtot attend.
Congress, has passed (he conference
bill on the Chinese exclusion act, and
now all ChifnAc must, be "tagged,"
that is,cj(ch lhust have a certificate,
and onfailure to produce this when re
qulad will be shipped out of the coui
It seems like a harsh mens
1 the present system, any CI
ith money to iiire a lawy
admitted to bail, which of
l'fiiif-r.rl Qiwl ta f'li
piitv.. ...... ...x, v.t ,.
a , . ,, yimiiiuu wouui
iinujy ue nere.- me
I'W law remedies
.l1 A &1.A1.A
t lonir aLv18 went to California
he came bP?ct,n? to re'"ai. ''f
k uuring me wee, we
abd simultaneously with the
Take, fend soon made up his
that thin slate of affairs would
exist again. He and a fiiend were
iSMn when the quake put in its
ppearance, ana bot :i made a ureaK tor
the door." The quake had twisted the
caKi-ttt;H4'ie ihnfrnwi8 jammed fast,
nd refused to open, so Dave went out
through the window, taking the sash
-with im, and h's friend followed just
In time to get out ns the seismic spasms
tumbled the cabin down. The earth
quake shook him out of house and
home, and he neclprocated by shaking
California, earthquakes and all. ',
Tito Fish and Game laws.
The Hood River Rod and Gun club
met for the first time ,in months, Mon
. - day. Judge Boise's decision that the
law against placing sawdust or lumber
waste in the streams of the state or in
the Columbia was unconstitutional,
ler'discoiiraged the club last y ar,
hut last Thursday the snpromp 'o it
handed down a decision overruling
Judge Boise and declaring the act con
stitutional. - It is now, therefore, the
law of the state, and we print it below
for the benefit of these now vlolnt'ng
it. The Rod and Gun club meeting
was largely attended, and it waw n
motion ordered that the secretary give
notice to all offenders that after the
15th of this month the club would
prosecute all offenders. The chib also
desires to give notice
that hereafter Jt
will prosecute diligently n'l apes of
violation of tho game laws without fear
or favor: - '
Under the present law it is lawful to
Kin pneasamv, grouse, quau, pi.nrmge ,
and Mongolian phessant only from j
September 1st to November loth, or
about six weeks in the year.
The act concerning pla 'ing sawdust
or lumber waste in any stream is found
on page 35 of the general laws of the
state of Oregon, passed at the sixteenth
Tegular session, in 1891, and is as fol
lows: . '': ' .. . '. .
1 Section 8. ; It shall not be lawful for
the proprietor of any saw mill in this
.state, or any employee therein, or any
other person, to cast sawdust, planer
shavings or other lumber waste made
by any lumbering manufacturing con
tern, or su tier or permit such Sawdust,'
shavings or other lumber waste to be
thrown or discharged in any manner
into the waters of this state, or the Co
lumbia river, or to deposit the same
where high water will take the same
into any of the waters of .this state, or
the Columbia river; and any person or
jtersons violating any of (he provisions
f this section shall lie deemed guilty of
n misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof shall be fined in a sum not less
man one. nun area dollars nor more
than two hundred and 11 ft v dollars. .
' White Salmon Side.
Whitk (Salmon, May 4. After a
, . i i ,
i duty again. We trust you have lost
none of your
subscribers through the
loss of your White Salmon news, al
though we' feel as though this world
would collapse if it were not for White
, Please give us credit for the first
strawberries of the season through Mr.
W. A. Brooks.
Dr. Bnappand wife, just from Ohio,
and Mr. Hopkins and family from Cen
tralia, have rented the Cameron cot
tage and are to become permanent res
idents. ,. ';
Mr. C. L. Hogan and Mr. Patterson
of Portland and Mrs. Howell or Sum
r.er have been hero recently making
arrangemeuts to improve rheir places.
A young man sou of J. II. Evans
28 years of age,' died last tiuturday
morning and was buried in the little
cemetery back of the church Sunday.
Mr. O. A. Thomas, who undertook
to send his store building coasting on
un up-hill grade, was obliged to give it
up and tear the building down and
liiov it in pieces. ''.The same gentle
man has a residence well under con
struction. Twelve four-horse teams .recently
came in from the Gammas Prairie coun
try to load with freight for that plaa
, Mr. J. R. Warner, lias commenced
cutting hay, probably the tirstIn the
jvirs. Jewett, wno sustained severe
Injuries a few weeks ago, has been in
fortiana auring tne J'ust week receiv
ing attention to the same through the
Mrs. Swaurand Mrs. P. Grosh
flio (jir.lf liut lvii.ti n
Youreorresnondeiit has laj
turned from a trip over the
ofyWasliiiiiiton. While in'1
. j . . . , ... . ,ftD
laue inquiries ror
About the third inquir
of this kind he
was informed by the
larty of whom he
inquired that he
iieV a judge F. C.
Backus, in fact
.,ut' l..1 at L'ntt.r liit,'
vouuie iiieu in iiuuiug
fs one of Spokane's city
i a goou state ot preserva-
well financially, and de-
specially to be kindly remem-
yd to his Hood River friends.
t4. Hunsaker hasjubt received a large
invoice consisting of over 1,0U0 pairs of
shoes direct from'Boston.
The late rains have had a tendency
to pack the ground that was plowed a
few weeks ago, and some are now re
plowing before planting., ' W. S.
liarly Berries. - ; ,
The first strawberries of the season
were brought to this office Monday
by Mr. W. A. Brooks. .' There were hot
many of them, but they were dead
ripe, of good size and fine flavor. These
berries were raised by Mr. Brooks on
his place at White Salmon, across the
Columbia from this point, and demon
strate that that point is one of the
earliest iu , the northwest. At this
writing! Thursday, we have not heard
of any ripe berries on this side, but a
few days of the present weather will
fend them in by the wagon load. Mr.
Brooks has captured the banner this
year for early berries, as he did last sea
son, He tells us the shipments from
that point will be double those of last
year, owing to increased acreage.
The Original Gerrymander.
Elbrldge Gerry, a democratic Massa
chusetts politician of the latter part of
the eighteenth and the early part of
the present century, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence, was- ac
cused of having instigated the first di
vision of states into congressional dis
tricts without regard to the natural
order and conditions in order that his
arty might meet with success. From
lis name a certain district in Massachu
setts was called a . "Gerrymander."
Since then, whenever' a similar at
teiiipt has been : made, it . has been
known as "gerrymandering." Wor
cester's dictionary says it was so named
after "Elbridge Getty, who,' as gover
nor of Massachusetts sanctioned this
A person on looking at the map of a
portion of Massachusetts rearranged for
pqliticid purposes remarked that it re
sembled a, sajaniander. 'bay rather a
Gerrymander, ruioiued a friend who
Continuing the definition it states
1 that it is a term of American politics
; meaning "to rearrange electoral dis
tricts, as of ji wtiite or p;irt of it, so as to
enaoie one puuucui pan-y ui reaim a
greater numoeroi ivpreseiuauves umu
It is fairly entitled to."
In 181:2, while he was governor of
Massachusetts, only a tew montns be
' lore he was elected vica-pre.iidcnt oi' the
mt0 eX(Jcution for strengthening his
party, and the plan was carried out.
The "gerrymander", was made up of
the counties of Salisbury, Amesbtiry,
Haverhill, Methuen, Andover, Middle
ton, Lyonfield, l)anvers, Chelsea,
Lynn, Salem, and Marblehead.
Gerry, who was a democrat, found
things pretty warm in his own district.
He was governor .by the ukin of his
teeth, elected on his third successive
candidacy, having teen defeated on
the first two. He was accused of taking
this way of making things open in case
he wanted to return to congress, where
he had served fovr terms prior to his
commisiou to accompany Pinckeny
and Marshall on a mission to t rance
and his election as governor. Gerry
died shortly after this while riding in
his carriage in Washington, D. C.
That was eighty years ago, and since
that time it has been learned that Gerry
really opposed the gerrymander, but
the name stuck, and there have been
other examples following closely the
original gerrymander. Almost every
state has had the same experience in
one way or another. Sometimes it is
not a congressional district, but merely
a countv commissioner's district or
j state legislature KrrymHnder. t
For Supreme Judge, '.,
F. A. MOOllE.
For Attorney General,
LIONAL H. WE158TER.:
For membe'r-of Congress, Second District,
W. U. ELLIS,
For Circuit Judge, Seventh District,
For Prosecuting Attorney, Seventh District,
W. II. WILSON.,
For Member State Board Equalization, Sev
, enth District, 1
- JOHN L. LUCKY.
For Joint Senator, Seventeenth District, con
sisting of Sherman and Wasco counties,
H. 8. McDANIELS.
For Joint Senator, Eighteenth District, Con
sisting of Oilllam, Sherman and.
W. W. STEIWEU.
For Joint Representatives, Eighteenth Repi;
sentative District, consisting of Slier-
,. man and Wasnrf counties.
E. N. -CHANDLER,
T. R. COON.
' C. TIIORNBUR
For County CI
J. M. HTTNTTN
II a Commissioner,
iVM. HUCKELL, ,
For County Assessor'
JOEL W. KOONTZ.
or County School Superintendent,
TROY SHELLEY. - .
For County Surveyor, i , ,
E. F. SHARP,
N, M. EASTWOOD.
eattv's Organs ftS-iv
Wrltefor catalogue. Aduics DanielF. Beatty,
Washington, New Jersey
" The editor of the fearlessly indeye nd
ent paper had just had a private inter
view with one of the old party man
agers. "Richards," he called out to the fore
man, "isn't there an article in type
that says something about the new ap
portionment?" "Yes, sir," answered the foreman.
"Change 'new apportionment' to 'in
famous gerrymander,' " rejoined the
editorial chief, with his hand still in
A parish wrote concerning the Wife
of a minister wishing to kno w whether
or not she could lead the women's
prayer-meeting, preside over the sewing-society,
speak in pubic on temper
ance, anil head the social-purity cam
paign. .The gentleman consulted made
reply that they had left out one impor
tant matter upon which lie must have
exact information before further pro
ceeding; they had forgotten to say wtiat
salary they intended to pay the minis
The oldest women in tho conntry
who is a preacher, it is thought, is the
Rev. Lydia- Sexton of Seattle, now 93
years of age. ' She has been in service
about half i century. For ei&ht or ten
years she was tm exhorter before re
ceiving a regular licensa to preach in
18oI. Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois were
her field prior to 1870, when with her
husband she removed to Kansas. Se
attle was adopted as her home three
years ago. Slie has since then conduct
ed many revival and other meetings,
but failing eyesight threatens to termi
nate her activity ere long.' She hopes
to live to be a full hundred years old.
Origin of the Potato. :
The vegetable originally used as the
potato was the production of the Con
volvulus Batata, Which grows wild in
the Malayan Peninsula. These plants
were introduced into England from
South America by Capt. Hawkius Ger
arde,, who cultivated them in his gar
den In London in 1597, and called them
potatoes (from batata). They are im
patient of cold, difficult to preserve,
and often get moldy, and are still slight
ly cultivated in the south of France and
Spain. These are the potatoes of
Stiakspeare and hi contemporaries.
They were supposed to be restoratives
for persons of decayed constitutions atid
of advanced age, wherefore Faldtafl' cries
"Let the sky rain potatoes." ("Merry:
Wives of Vv in dsor, ' ' Act V. , Scene 5. )
The present potato, which has de
rived its nameirom thejold batata, was
taken to Ireland from Virginia by Sir
Walter Raleigh in 1589, and planted in
his lands near Yonghal, and called Vir
ginia potatoes to distinguish them from
the batatas or Spanian potatoes. So
late as ivjm potatoes in Kngland were
roasted, peeled, sliced, and put into
s;ick with sugar and were also candied
by confectioners, in 1742 they were in
troduced into Franco, but were long
held in contempt as only fit for the use
of poor people. The potato, though a
useful, is an unromantic vegetable; yet
there is one reminiscence of interest at
tached to it. Ln the imperial' gardens of
Schonbrun, near Vienna, where poor
young Nappleon, styled King of Rome,
spent the greater part of his short and
semi-c-Eptive life, there was a plot of
ground appropriated for his own amuse
ment, which he tilled with his own
hands. Instead of the fruits and flowers
in which a boy ' might be expected to
delight he cultivated only potatoes,
whose white or purple flowers he en
deavored to train into tufts or bouquets.
When his crop was ripe he harvested
it himself, and always presented it to
his grandfather, the Emperor of Aus
tria, who used it at his own table.
v Does S. B. get there?
smile. S. B.
Well I should
Papering neatly done. 2octs per roll
and upwards. Kenna & Emuierson.
The undersigned being located near
Hood River, wishes to inform parties
who may be desirous of having sur
veying done, that he is a practical
surveyor of many years experience,
and that work entrusted to him will be
performed with dispatch and correct
ness. He takes pleasure in referring to
Mr. A. S. Blowers, (who for years was
county commissioner' in Minnesota,')
and for whom he did county work as
county surveyor, as to liis ability.
Parties writing me at Hood will re
ceive prompt attention.
C. J. Hayes.
Dated Hood River April th, 1891.
For Supieine J'.u'g)
For Attorney OentrnlA
GEO. E. CHAMBlil'.LJ
For Member of Congress, .wf'"
JAMES II. SlJrffcJ 1 District,
For Circuit Judjfe, 7tf
W. L. BU:I;
For Prosecuting Auon
y Hevetn District,
- - - jr - - - f .. .
TIY.r Mpmhpr rf
to Jioarci Jtquanzaiion,
th District, '.
M HUGHES. - .
oint &y . , x ,
im l-usfcricti, niiermuu
Wases GountieK, .
J. A. SMITH.
Sena'tor, 18!h Dl itrict, Gilliam,
Sherman and Wosi-o Counties, ,
G. W. RINEHART.
Joint Reprcseuta!1 voe, ISth Representa
District, Sherman and Wdsco Counties,
II. EMORY RIOORK,
. 8.; F. HLYTHE.
For Coupty Judge,
GEORGE C. BLAKELEY.
For ( ounty Clerk.
JAMES B. CROSSEN. ! '
For County Sheriff,
THOMAS A. WARD.
' For County Treasurer,
. WILLIAM K. CORSON.
For County Assessor,
GEORGE T. PRATHER.
For County Surveyor,
F. S. GORDON.
For School Superintendent, ,
E. P. FITZGERALD.
For County Commissioner,
- JAMES DARNIELLE, ' r
For County Coroner,
BEATTT'S organs t
tOL&PJi mvgain. ior puru-
c lars, catalogue, address Daniel F. Beatty,
Washington, New Jersey.
'Vill mak e the fi ring eeafon of I8D2 at F, H,
Button's farm at Hood River.
. - Descryition and Pedigree.
"Midnight" is a coal-black Hamblctonian, 5
years old; weight 1;0 pounds; sired by Shaw's
llambletoninn; dam, a Copper-bottoin mare.
"Midniirht" is a trood dliwiHitioned horse, a
toppy driver and quite a trotter for a horse of
nis size. '
"Midnight's" service fee will be S10 for single
service, due at time of tiervtce, or $15 for the
season. Persons breeding by single service
and mare failing to catch, can breed by the
season by the additional payment of $5. Bea
ny la, imra.
,; BUTTON, Hood River, Or,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at The Dalles Or. March 81 185)2.
Notice is-hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention
to make final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made before the
Register and Receiver U. S. L. O. at Th Dalles
Or. on May 11, 1892, viz: r - , ,
To commute 11. D. 3J95 for the sw sec. 29
Tp 1 n r 10 east w m.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residerK-e upon rmd cultivation
of. said land, viz: Albort McKiuoey, Hugh
Ross, A. J. Graham, G. W. Graham, all of MU
Hood Oregon. , ,
ap!2-my7 John W. Lkwis, Register.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at The Dalles Or. March si, 18H2.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention
to make final proof in support of hja claim,
and that said proof will be made before the
Register and Receiver U. S. L. O. at The Dalles
Or, on May 1, 181)2, viz:
, Hugh Ross.
To commute H. D. for the lots 8 and 4
and s w n w and awjiwj sec. 5 Tp 1
s r 10 east w m. , . , -
Vie names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of, said land, viz: George Perkins, Fred Good
fellow, Albert McRamey, William Roden
helser. aij of Jit Hood Oregon. '
apl2-my7 John W. Lewis. Register.
ill make the spring seaaon of IS!2 at, F. II.
Button's farm at Hood River, limited to ten
mares. , i ,
DESCRIPTION AND PEDIGREE.
Gaines, bay colt, sired by Allie Gaines, (the
Hire of Jwisie Gaines 2:16$ J. li. 8. 2:20, Lallah
Rook 2:2'i and several other speedy ones.)
A son of the Great. Almont; also a full brother
to Hamllns Almont, thesireof Bell Hamlin
and Justine who hold the world team record
2:13, and 40 others with records at WO and bet
ter. Dam, Kit Wheeler, (trial 2:28) by Thomas
J. all ace, a son of John C. Breckenridge a
son of the Great Lexington.
Gaines service fee will be $25.00 due when
mare is known to be in foal.
F. H. Button,
Hood River, Oregon.
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
United States Land Office. .
Vancouver Wash., March, 7 1802.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions of the aot of Congress of
June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of
timber lands in the states of California, Ore
gon, Nevada, and Washington Territory,"
Kdward G. Jones of White Salmon county of
Klickitat, stateof Wash., has this day filed in
this office hiH sworn statement no. 1, 2, for the
purchase of the nwVi and e swj of see.nn.24i
in township no.o north, range no. 10 east, and
will offer proof to show that tho land sought
Is more valuable for its timber or stone than
for agricultural purposes, and to establish his
claim to said land before the Kegister and Re
ceiver of this office at Vancouver Washington
on Saturday, the 28th day of May, 1892. .
Ho names as witnesses: Ronald D. Cam
eron, James Brown, Jacob Hunsaker, all ot.
white Salmon, wasington, and A. R- Jones, of
Hood River, Oregon.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims in thlsoftice on or before said 28th
dav of Mav. 18112.
mchl9-my21 John D. GEOQHEOAn, Register.
KEMA k EIPM
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS
And artists in graining, staining,
varnishing and polishing of all interior
woods where the development of the
grain of the natural wood is desired.
HOOD KIVER, OREGON.
Successors to A Bettingen
RETAILERS, AND JOBBERS IX
Hardware, Tinware, "WooDEnwARB,
A complete line of Heating and Cook Stoves,
Pumps, Ripe Plumbers and Steam .Fitter's
Suiplies;'"also'"a complete stock of
Carpenter's, Blacksmiths' and -
All tinning, Plumbing and pipe work will be
. done on short notice.
SECOND ST., THE DALLES OR.
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B racket s a s a
:": Oafla ' 'X:
We are prepared to furaish finished cofflns: 1
and caskets at reasonable prices, and on short
est notice. A full stock will be kept constanty
. L. STRANA-IAN,-i
Having purchased .the business of PERRY & JONES I am prepared to
furnish the very choicest quality of '' '. .'
At the Very
I have constantly on hand a fine
In fact, everything
N Corner Oak and Fourth Sts., -
' - ;RAWS0r& WEBER : :XX
., , -PROPRIETORS
Have on hand a full supply of Fruit, Shade
vines, small fruits, Roses and Shrubbery. ' '
lie sure to get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
;' .. ' Remember onr trees are grown strictly without irrigation
THE DA3LLES...'. - - - - . - -
YV. A. Slinghrland, Local Agent.
That thirty days if us long as we can credit go,
reouest our patrons to govern thenwa!
"SO S A. "K , H .
' - And a Complete Line of '.
DRUGS. CHEMICALS AID MEDICINES.
We have ths exclusive sale of
For house painting cannot be ex felled, and are seldom vqxi
YOURS FOR HOOD RWLR
Craridall & Burget,
: V ' ' DEALERS IX
A Fall Line of .
Mail Orders Pronplly Attended to ,
160 Second Sh. Trig rallea. Or.
Qlinger & Bone,
ji very and m
HOOT) lUVEK, - - OREGON i
We have FirskOlass Stock arid Outfits, Double Buggies, HacK
" and Saddle iJorees. ' '
fi" :' v ' '''.
A Fine Fonr-Ilorsie Conch, .suitable for fishing or excursion
parties, carrien nine pas-f-engerB. Parties taken to any aece4
ble point. ' Keli.ubh drivers.
Our Dray 'delivers baggage or ireight nnyvvhere i the VaRej
. ' Charges Reasonable." : y ';
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ir. C. COS,
AND MUTTON ;
iu my line.
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- - Hood River, Oregon
and Ornamental trees; grap
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