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3gogL Jiver Slacier.
HOOD RIVER, OR., JULY 28, 1894.
The president's action in appointing
a commission to investigate the cunse
of the great strike is in every way com
mendable. The commission so ap
pointed will have power to send for
jH-rsons and make a thorough in vest i
girtion. The fact that Carrol D.Wright,
lit bor commissioner, will be ex-ofllclo
chairman of the commission, insures a
report which will be thorough, reliable
and instructive, and whatever conclu
sion Mr. Wright may come to will
have great weight in the public mind.
For years the Portland Alpine club
and others have promised an illumina
nation of Mt. Hood. On every recur
rlug 4th of July people all over the
states of Oregon and Washington have
atald up till midnight watching for the
promised red fire on Mt. Hood which
never showed up. " And now the Ma
zamas have failed to burn their red fire
where it could be seen by any one at a
distance. To prove that it can be done,
, the young ladies of Hood River offer to
burn the red fire on the top of the
.mountain, where it can be ssen by all
in sight, if the Portland people will
furnish the material.
Doug Laugille bus discovered a
shorter and easier route to reach the
summit of Mount Hood from Cloud
Cap in u, wnicn tne Oregouian says
can well be designated the northeast
passage. Like all inountuiu climbs,
it is no child's play to follow this new
trail up to the top of the mountain,
but it is entirely-safe and of such scenic
grandeur that it will doubtless soon be
popular with tourists and all others
who wish' to ascend the mountain.
Hood River is the natural starting
point for this mountain, being ouly
twenty-eight miles distant from the
8 now line. Hood River is reached
by rail in three hours from Portland,
but the trip by steamers up the Colum
bia, which gives a better view of our
wonderful scenery, will be the most
popular route for tourists. The dis
covery of this new route will greatly
increase the travel to Cloud Cap Inn
ly way of Hood River.
Senator Hill appeared in a new role
In the senate, Tuesday, when he made
a two-hours' speech in defense of the
president. He unmercifully " scored
the democratic senators who had joined
in the assault on Mr. Cleveland and
'.likened them to the conspirators who
stabbed Csesar to death at the foot of
Pompey's statue in the Roman senate.
Gorman he characterized as the lean
and hungry Cassius; Mr. Jones, Mar
cus Brutus, the honest Brutus of the
senate; Mr. Vest, who struck the first
blow on Friday, as Casca; Mr. Voor
hees as Trebonlus, "testy but earnest,"
.and Mr. Harris as Metellus Cimber.
f hey had struck down the president,
Mr. Hill said, not that they loved Mr.
Cleveland less, but that they loved the
senate compromise more. "And yet,"
he concluded, "I can say with Antony,
'They are all honorable men.' "
The question of what to do with our
fruit is again agitating fruit growers.
Gravenstein apples, prunes and plums
will soon be ready for shipment The
returns from our first carload of prunes
shipped to Omaha last season did not
prove satisfactory to the shippers, but
the same parties are disposed to try it
over again this season. Failure, to
properly pack the fruit in the car was
the main cause of loss, and having
learned a' lesson In packing a car, they
will see that nothing is left undone to
secure safe transportation in the future.
Mr. M. V. Rand last season shipped
some of his Hungarian prunes to Om
aha by express and realized 3 cents a
pound for them. This year he will
have an extraordinary large yield of
this fruit and feels confident it will find
ready sale In the East. California ap
ples are now quoted in the St. Louis
market af $1 per 20-pound box. . The
regular apple box here contains 45 and
60 pounds. Our Gravensteins last year
sold for $1.50 in Omaha, which paid
our shippers about 75 cents, or more
than double the prices paid by Port
land commission houses. Prunes are
now quoted at $1.50 a box in the St.
Louis market. . This is at the rate of
7i cents a pound. The freight rate last
season to Omaha was $1.12 per 10O
pounds. If our prunes sold In Omaha
for 75 cents a box there would be more
money in shipping them green than in
In Grant county the sheriff is al
lowed one deputy at $1,200 a year, and
the clerk one deputy at $900. " ...
The peach crop of ; Delaware is esti
mated at 150,000 baskets. The crop
last year was 7,000,000 baskets. 1 ;
The Dalies Daily Chronicle is now
printing the Associated ; Press dis
patches direct from the Western Union
lines. ' ,
'lhe Kun publishing Co. of Portland
has filed articles, of corporations with
the secetary of state; and the object is
to print a daily and weekly newspaper.
Cupt. John O'Brien, W. F. Osburn,
Geo. Pope, Benton Killin and E. D.
McKee are the incorporators. ;
Under the game law buck deer can
not be killed until after August lst.and
spotted fawns can not be killed at any
time. It is unlawful to kill any deer
at any time unless the carcam is used
or preserved by the person killing it, or
is sold for food. Elk can be killed
from August 1st to November loth.
Trout cnu not be Bold or offered for sale
any time except during the months of
September and October.
The Ellensburz Register shvs the
Kittitas valley will furnish employ
ment to hundreds of men and teams
the coming fall and,, winter. The ca
ll al work will give employment to a
large number, and the harvest is larger
than ever before and will take a large
force to handle it.
July 17th there was a strike among
the newsboys nt .Masslllon, Ohio, for
a higher commission upon the papers
they sell They swarmed the streets
and thrashed every non-union young
ster who dared withdraw himself from
the shadow of the police. The arrest
of four of the ringleaders ended the
strike. j ' - ,
There seems to be a mistaken idea
among patroona of the public schools
that if they are unable to purchase
books for their children that the latter
are debarred from the advantages of
attending school. Such is not the case
however. . Under the law, upon proper
representation of the fact that the
parents are unable tp purchase books
for their children, the directers of the
district are-required to furnish the
same from the funds belonging to the
district. Condon Globe. ,
, This is the season to look out for for
est fires. Everything has become some
what tinder like and a little careless
ness may . result in great damage to
timber, grain, etc. It should be con
stantly borne in mind that there is a
state law which provides punishment
for all, persons who thoughtlessly or
otherwise start fires in the woods. This
refers especially to those out hunting
or1 fishing, who may be careless about
leaving burning camp fires. Every
year these forest fires destroy a great
quantity of timber. Mountaineer.
The Mount Tabor Fruit Growers
Association made another stand last
week and came out victorious. The
handlers of fruit came to the conclusion
that they would reduce the' price of
raspberries from 5 cents to 4 cents, so
when the growers came intoj the city j
they were met with a 4 cent offer and j
the usual assurances that many berries
had been secured for 4 cents, but the
growers told all Intending purchasers
if they had bought berries at that price
to go to the same place and get some
more, that they would haul to the can
nery before selling for less than five.
About the time the growers began
pulling out of the market for the can
nery the buyers seeinu that their little
game failed to work and that no cut
would be accented paid the old price,
and the growers went their way home
witn another leather added to the crow
of co-operative victory. Pacific Far-
The following from the Pacific Far
mer shows what could be done here if
we had a cannery, Of course ourstraw-
j berrv men expect more than 3 or 4 cents
a pound, but they would do well to get
this price for berries too ripe to ship
but still just .right for canning, aud
the expense of picking would be less
for a cannery than for shipment:
Three miles west of Gaston. Wash
ington county, Oregon, is a 40 acre
tract of land owned by J. W. Estes,
which three or four years ago was a
wild and reckless a tract of land as is
seldom seen. Mr. Estes bought it and
went in debt for nearly every dollar of
the purchase price. To-day there ' is
hardly an idle acre in the whole tract,
Mr. Estes holds a clear title, and his
magic wand was strawberries. ' -
It is not an exclusive strawberry
ranch, but they are the main crop at
present. A year ago Mr. Estes con
tracted his berries to the Forest Grove
cannery people at 4J cents and cleared
up between $800 and $1000 on the
berries and paid off the last-, dollar of
indebtedness against his farm. This
season Mr. Estes had 0 acres planted to
strawberries and has not averaged less
than 3 cents per pound for them.
Who Can Beat This!
M. V. Rand has a Yellow Newtown
apple tree, two years old from the bud,
which this year is bearing a crop of 118
good-sized apples. . The tree is ten feet
high, In thrifty condition, and the ap
ples will mature all right. These 118
apples will fill a bushel box.
. Cost and Value of tlie Strike.
; New York World. ;
History will set down the strike
which has just udedas the cheapest
and best that lias occurred in the coun
try since the celebrated occasion when
rioters threw British tea overboard in
Boston harbor. In proportion to the
extent of the strike and the strength
of the force brought out to suppress it
the loss and injury to life has been trif
ling. Nearly as many were killed aud
wounded in the homestead strike,
which was confined to a single town.
In the last general railroad strike of
1877 more than a hundred were killed.
; Of damage to property the record is
equally short. Only railroad property
has suffered, and that to but a small
degree in comparison with the vast
amount of such property open to dam
age. Untold millions would not have
bought the claims for damages agai ust
the city of Chicago during the excite
ment of the first few days; now they
are scratching bravely to find damage
enough to foot up $1,000,000, and if
they could settle the bill for $500,000
the railroad ' companies would have
$200,000 or $300,000 to put on the right
side of the profit and loss account.
The indirect loss to all concerned is a
more serious matter, though not apt to
be disastrous in any one case. The
strikers themselves will lose from five
to fifteen days' pay as individuals, but
the laboring people as a mass will lose
practically nothing. There were only
about fifteen thousand 'actual strikers,
and at least ten thousand of. the for
merly unemployed have been at work
as deputy marshals and guards at
higher wages than the strikers would
have received. Farmers, fruit growers
and other raisers of produce in the
upper Mississippi Valley and in Call
fornia will lose heavily through the
loss of opportunity to market their pro
ducts at the proper time. - These dosses
are all temporary, and will not affect
the permanent prosperity of any of
those involved. ; ,
The only concern that will suffer any
really serious and permanent loss from
the strike is the Pullman Palace Car
company. The damage to Its property
has been terrible, but the Injury to its
popularity is incalculable.- Heretofore
railroad companies have preferred
Pullman cars to those of other lines or
to their own parlor cars, because of the
prestige of the name "Pullman.". The
public has had an idea that unless a
car was labelled "Pullman" it couldn't
be really and truly a pailor car or a
sleeper. Hereafter the railroads vlll,
feel like offering the Pullman company
a bonus to paint its name off of its cars.
It will be a year before timid peopte
will feel safe again in a Pullman car.
The sensible part of the community
will laugh at such fears, but they will
also take a righteous satisfaction in
beeping money out of Pullman's' pock
The expense put on the public of the
city, State and nation by the strike is
large in the aggregate, but will not fall
very heavily on any one else. Chicago
has had extra police expenses aud the
militia costs the state something like
$20,000 a day, or say $250,090 in air.
This is largely offset, however, by the
giving up of the usual summer encamp
ment, the value of which in training
the militia is made up by the even
more practical training of actual ser
vice. Attorney-General Oluey - has
asked already for $255,000 with which
to pay deputy marshals, and the cost
of transporting the army and feeding
It in Chicago will probably raise the
total expense of the federal govern
ment due to the strike to about $1,000,-
ooo.-; - , ; -
This much as to the cost of the strike.
Now as to its value. To the working
classes, and especially the organized
working classes, its value has been in
estimable. It has taught them at once
their streugth and their weakness.
This man Debs, comparatively un
known,' the head of an organization
less than a year old and never publicly
heard of until three mouths ago an
organization antagonistic in its very
nature to older amiscrouger labor organ
izations ulnae, witn no real grievance,
without sympathy or assistance from
other labor leaders, has tied up - the
whole freight traffic and most of the
passenger traffic of the great west.
What would happen if the old railroad
organizations, the brotherhoods aud
atiiliated unions, should together order
a strike? The success of Dens, limited
as it has been, has taught labor the
answer to that question. Oa the other
hand, the evil tuut violence does to the
cause of the workiuginen has been1
amply proved by the ! strike. ' The
whole west 'Would have, been tied up
yet as tight as a miser's purse if no cars
nad been burned or other damage done.'
It was not the soldiers nor the courts
nor Debs that killed the strike, but the
acts of violence of that Friday and Sat
urday. : It has been worth all the strike
has cost the workiuginen to learn that
The chief benefit of this strike to the
country at large has been in the intro'
auction into tne labor question a new
element the federal government
This does not mean the federal army.
Whatever may be the general opinion,
the fact is that the federal troops have
not in this strike interfered in any thing
but federal matters; that is, in . trans'
portatlon of mails and to a very limited
extent of interstate commerce. There
was a great deal of rash talk at first as
to what federal troops might, could,
would, or should do, but the fact is that'
the preservation of peace and the protec
tion of property .have .been- a- strong!
moral inliueneein the state institution,
and perhaps even a threat, but that Is
.all. ..... v- .... ,
The really valuable, federal interfer
ence was the action of the president in
appointing what is' practically a
committee, of arbitration in the Pull
man strike. This is : taking ' it for
granted, of course, that such a commis
sion is to be appointed, and that no
hocus-pocus of a law is to be conjured
up to limit its functions and destroy Its
effectiveness. - Whatever may be the
niceties and distinctions that the deli
cate nerve centres of Attorney-General
Olney may evolve, the cold fact is that
the people of Chicago, strikers and anti-
strikers alike, believed that the pres
ident's promise meant business. Tbey
believed that a commission of eminent.
fair-minded men was to come to Chi
cago at once to hear the stories of the
Pullman strikers and of the. Pullman
company, and then to return to Wash
ington and to report to the president or
to congress: "The facts are so and so,
and this is what should be done."
Everybody understands that such a
recommendatian would have no legal,
binding force upon either side, but no
body believes that the Pullman com
pany would be so Idiotic or the strikers
such fools as to fail to obey it at once,
and cheerfully. It was upon this unr
derstanding that the strike was ended.
If there is any other purpose ahead of
this commission, then the strike was
ended under the influence of false pre
tenses and Chicago has been buncoed.
This possibility aside, there is no doubt
that the ending of the strike by an In
tervention of congress is practically a
notice that the federal government has
provided a court of last resort to decide
as to the right ' or wrong of labor
troubles, and it is worth to the people
a thousand times what the strike has
E. V. HUSBANDS.
Only shop in town doing machine work.
Lowest prices guaranteed.
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GEO. P. CROWELL,
Successor to E. Li Smith Oldest Established
xiousc in tne vaney.j- - ,
DEALER IN .
Dry Goods, Clothing,
j Floiir and Feed. Etc.,
HOOD RIVER, V - - - OREGON.
NOTICE TO STONEMASONS.
The Board ol Directors of Sohool District
No. 8 hereby advertise for scaled bids for the
stone-mason work on the foundation for the
new School House. . Said work to be done by
the perch about' one hundred and fifty (150)
perches, more or less. Said bidder will fur
nish sand, lime and cement. Bids to be closed
at 8 o'clock p. m. Saturday, July 28, 1894. ' The
Board reserves the right to reject any or all
bids.' , T. C. DALLAS, Chairman.
M. H. NICKELSEN, District Clerk.
Hood River. July 17, 1894.
Bids will be received untillFriday, August
3, 1894, at 8 o'clock p. m., lor the erection of a
school building at Hood River. Oregon. Plans
und specifications can be seen at the office of
M. H. Nlckelsen, school clerk, Hood River,
Oregon, after July 10, 1894. Right reserved to
reject any or all bids. Address
T. C. DALLAS,
' Chairman of School Board.
PHELPS CREEK WATER CO.
Notice Is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the Phelps Creek Water Company
will be held at Smith's school house July 23,
1894, at 2 p. m., for the election of officers and
such other business as may properly come be
fore the meetlug.
. T. E. WICKENS, President.
W. J. CAMPBELL, Secretary.
Hood River, Or., July 11,1894.
Stockholders of the Hood River Fruit Grow
ers' Union .take notice: An assessment of 10 per
cent (or 60 cts a share) on the capital stock of
the corporation has been levied by the Board
of Directors and is now due. Leave the
amount and get your receipt at the store of
A. S. Blowers & Co. ,
H. F. DAVIDSON, Secretary.
All persons are hereby notified that
they will be required to pay a rental for
any space occupied by them along the
line of the railroad spur on my home
stead.. Mks. Mattie a. Oiler.
Hood River, Or., April 18, 1894.
Eighty acres, five miles from town;
40 acres in cultivation; 600 trees, prin
cipally ; apple, in full bearing. All
fenced. . Good house and barn. Three
shares of water in Hood River Supply
Co. go with the place. Good well and
spring. harvey (jkapper.
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A large supply of, and Exclusive Might to sell
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Guns, Ammunition and Sporting Goods,
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: Pumps and Ppipe, '.,
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That thirty days le as long as we can credit goods, and would respectfully
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Directions for Mixing the Acme Compound.
Weigh out ten pouuds of the Oompound and put It in a barrel or large ket
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have your kettles or barrel clean (also your spraying tank! and free from other
mixtures, in order to avoid clogging your spraying nozzles. Do not spray when
the trees are moist. For Codlin Moth use No. 2, and spray immediately after
the blossoms drop, then again four weeks after, which will destroy all other in
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Mitclieil, Lewis & Stayer
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.'' . and Machinery,
Will serve during the season of 1894 at
OLINGER &. BONE'S Stables, Hood River
MIDNIGHT Is a coal-black Hamblctonian,
6 years old, 18 bauds high, weight 1400 pounds.
Sired by Shaw's Mambletonian: Dam a Cop- .
perbottom mare. Midnight is a good dispo- ,
sitioned horse, a Toppy driven and quite a
trotter for a horse of his size. . .'
Midnight's service fees will be $5 for a single
service, to be paid at time of service, or $10 for
the season due August 1st following service,
or $16 to Insure with foal payable April 1, 18W.
Insurance cannot be given after first service
or other terms. Mares falling to catch on
single service may be bred by the season by
paying the additional fee. '
Great care will be taken to prevent acci
dents, but will not be responsible should they
occur. For further Information apply to Epb.
Olinger at the barn ot F. C. Rrosius, owner.