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3eed Iiver Slacier.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1894.
A New York man broke his neck
eome weeks ago, but 1b alive yet. Tlmt
is somewhat the case with the demo
cratic party. Welcome'.
A Mexican named Modericos died at
Ingram, Texasi September 28th. His
relatives and intimate friend assert
most positively that he ,was 150 yeurs
old. He. had. been 'married five times,
marrying his first wife 100 years ago.
He had three grown sons in the war of
J 81 2. ......
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A. Ndltner is again lu charge or the
loitiand Dispatch. The 'Vaper was
sold by Mr. Noltner about the first of
the year, and about a mouth ago sus
pended publication.; It has a good cir--culation,
and being the only straight
out democratic paper in Portland.it
ought to succeed, and it is safe to say it
twill under Mr. Noltner's management.
, A Condon man has solved the wheat
:and other farm product questions. He
would have the government carry it at
a uniform rate, as mall matter is now
carried. Thus the farmer in Oregon
could ship to New York for the same
price that the farmer in New Yrk
paid. It would be a fine thing for rail
roads, however, ' as it would increase
their business immensely. '' A bushel
of wheat would be worth Just the same
price in any part of the United States.
onuon uiooe. '
Major Post, United States engineer,
has been notified that by authority of
the secretary of war, a' board of engi
neers, consisting ot Colonel G H.
Meudell, Colonel William P.Cralghill
and Captain William L,. Marshall,
will assemble In Portland about Octr
ober 15th, to consider and report upon
proponed . modifications . for Cascades
locks and canal. : These modifications
consist principally of a change of the
locks in order to accommodate boats at
higher stages of water than was orig
inally contemplated. : '! . 1 ;
The Corvallis Times says that , a '. re
3ort has it that the Herron brothers,
-who have a prune orchard in Irish
JBend have received an offer of 2 cents
.per pound, for a car load, of . Italian
prunes, green.. The ofler came from
the Portland Fruit Union, and the
fruit was for shipment east. Tho' offer
was not accepted as the crop had al
ready been contracted to' H, M.' Stone.
The boys will realize $80 per , acre for
the crop, which is the first the orchard
lias turned off. Dispatch.'i ' This Is
better than we can do with prunes In
Hood Rlver. ' Who ' constitutes the
Portland "Fruit Union?"
The Arlington Record says: Mr. Pat
Cahill informs us that on last Saturday
be was alarmed by the earth rising and
sinking at Quinu's station, which re
minded him of earthquakes in Califor
nia. But what frightened him most
was the sudden sinking of about 100
Jeet square of earth to an Indefinite
depth,, no bottom being . visible. The
next morning the hole was filled with
water. Pat says he was never fright
ened so in his, life.' He described, the
motions of the earth with bis arms go
ing up and down like a "teeter In
quick motion. ' The hole is on the river
bank close to ' his cabin, and we would
think from the manner of his descrip
tion that it would have frightened the
.stoutest heart. ' : l' ' '"
: Does it not Beem quite remarkable
that the decision of the court of appeals
at Chicago reversing the tyrannical or
der of Judge Jenkins should cause such
widespread interest? The opinion de
livered on Monday by Justice Harlan
only states a few commonplaces about
personal liberty, which have been un
derstood from the foundation of the
government. - He declared that em
ployes have the right to quit work
whenever they choose, which means
that they may strike, .This Kas always
been known and was never denied till
Judge Jenkins issued his odious order
last spring. He seemed to understand
..the necessities of the Northern Pacific
officials better than .he did tae consti
tution of the United States. His de
cision practically defined a strike as a
conspiracy, and Justice Harlan says
that it is not. It is rather unusual to
find persons that believed any other
opinion would ' be delivered by 'the
court of appeals. ' That a man or any
number of men have the right to quit
Work whenever he or.thev choose, is a
very self-evident truth. Tomahawk.
The city of Portland is in a bad way,
financially. The city has been build
ing free bridges and water works and
city buildings and so forth, and selling
bonds, till the people find they cannot
pay interest on the indebtedness. Con
solidation .: was expensive also. . The
city council passed an ordinance, with
the object of raising revenue,- taxing
about all occupations except profession
al, but it was vetoed by the, mayor.
They should try an income tax on all
incomes above $500, and exempt no
one. Portland has the reputation of
being a badly governed, city, but is
probably no worse in this respect than
other cities. All large cities seem to be
misgovernedfor the reason' that they
are governed tod much. Until the sys
tem of city government is more sim
plified these complaints will be heard.
It has got to be so in Portland that a
poor man can't afford to own bis own
home; a person owning a house and lot
must have a good income to be able to
pay tuxes. When he has paid the
state and county taxf city tux, echool
tax, road tax, water tux, and kept up
his street improvements, he has paid
out about as much money as the aver
age, farmer takes in -in cash lu the
course of a year. . :."
Some of Our Resources.
'Hop River," Oct. 1,-1894. Editor
Glacier: It is the opinion of those
competent to judge, that there is not a
valley nestled within the, em brace of
the range of mountains from Alaska to
Mexico that is more picturesque in
scenery than ours; more genial in cli
mate,1 avoiding extremes of heat aud
cold; ; where; the invalid, youthful aud
middle-aged, are made strong, the aged
take a new lease of life, aud, strange
to say, the asthmatical sleep soundly
upon arrival; adhere Pomology sports
in all ber glory, more particularly in
her perfect , long-keeping apples and
strawberries the former first bearing
In 1853, and never a failure since; the
two varieties above mentioned leading
the world at the fair at Chicago. And
yvhile it is not an acknowledged corn
country, the writer can show ninety
bushels per acre of the Ohio yellow
dent variety and some very large speci
mens of white and yellow Maiumotl ,
brought from the midwinter fair iu
California; also, several varieties of to
matoes, peppers and sweet potatoes. ; ;
; , But, Mr. Editor, the specific object
of this article is to call the attention,
through the columns of your paper, of
capitalists to the fact (but little known)
that we have' twice the water' power
that Spokane has, aud an easy railroad
gradej to veins of coal from five to
twenty feet wide twelve miles distant,
said by experts in the coal iuterest to
be spurs, but with all the surroundings,
to be sure indications of immense coal
beds near at hand. Close by is a most
wouderful sight in the way of cube
building stone evidently a slide from
Mt. Hood from one to three hundred
feet high and a mile long,' piled upon
each other from one foot to four feet
square, aud as long as desired ; so square
aud perfect in form aud shape as to be
ready to be placed iu a building wall.
There is an easy grade to the O. R. &
N. Co's depot from, this stone, without
power, and there Is abundance of water
power to produce electricity to draw
back empty cars..' At hand is twelve
by fifteen miles of the most valuable
timber on this coast. : Great induce
ments will be given capitalists to de
velop the same. W. P. Watson.
j Mrs. Additon's Lecture. ? .
i Last Monday evening Mrs. L. H.
Additon addressed a fair audience at
the U.' B. church. Mrs. Additon is on
her way to the national convention of
the W. C. T. U., which meets in Cleve
land, Ohio, October 18th. ' ' ' '
' The lady is an earnest and forcible
speaker, and her solution of the vexed
question, "How to settle the conflict
between labor and capital," Is not an
original answer, for it is as old as the'
Master's commandment to be mindful
one of another, but she does present
her answer iu new and unique illustra
tions', and many who bear ber must be
convinced that "the greatest thing In
the world is love."
' On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Additon
met the ladies of Hood ' River at the
Congregational church. She explained
the work which is being prosecuted by
the Union for the cause of temperance
throughout the state, and earnestly
urged the Hood River union to adopt
euergetio measures to reach the labor
ing men isolated from towns aud fur
nish, them good reading matter and
temperance literature. vMrs. Additon
carries with ber the kind wishes of her
Hood River friends juud their earnest
hope thatjihe may have a profitable
and pleasant meeting with the repre
sentatives of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Unions of the United
States of America.
, Editor Glacier: The recent arrest
of parties for allowing the road to be
damaged should be a warning to those
who put in the little one-plank bridges
over the numerous irrigating ditches
through the valley. Any one hauling
wood or bay .kuows the nuisance of
jolting over a bridge built above the
grade of the road, or over a plank and
into a mud bole, where a bridge has
been insufficiently , covered. . Such
places cause a serious annoyance to
pleasure riding also, as one has to slow
un in crossing, or perhaps wait for
some one else to cross on account of the
narrowness of the bridge. The roads
were laid out sixty feet wide, for the
purpose of. turning around aud passing
teams, and no one has a right, for their
own convenience, to narrow it down so
as to make a bare crossing for one team.
Now that these ditches are becomiag
more numerous, it is to be hoped that
care will be taken to, have the bridge
work done well. ' Teamster.
' Bucklen's Arnica Sake.
The best salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, ..Ulcers, Salt Rheum,
Fever Bores, Tetter Chapped Hand,
Chilblains,. Corns and all Skin Erupt
ions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. - It is guaranteed to give
pertect satisfaction or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Hood River Pharmacy.
BOILER PLATS COFFINS.
An Invention to Thwart , the Purpose of
. .... Grave Robbers.
. During the past few weeks Washing
ton has been canvassed by the agent of
one of the . most peculiar pieces of
funeral paraphernalia ever invented,
says the News of that city." It is a bur
glar and fire-proof coffin, with so many
strange adjuncts that a person seeing
it for the first time would throw up his
hands in holy horror at the audacity of
the. inventor, and tho . admirable nerve
of a manufacturer that will place cuch
an article on the market. Despite the
many ghastly features in connection
with these - coffins and the almost
blasphemous talk of the enterprising
agent, this city , has proved to be a
lucrative field for him to work, and
now p, number of. citizens are equipped
with the strangest burial appliance of
the decade. The description of the
coffin, as given by the agent, is as fol
lows: "Primarily the coffin i3 fire and burglar-proof.'
The case is made out of
boiler iron, hardened with old bone,
spruce bark and leather, which forms
an enamel that cannot be penetrated j
by chisel or drill. It is put together
with angle iron and flush rivets, . The
locks are all on the inside, so con
structed with hooks and staples, with a J
spring behind them - that when a pin is J
drawn out from the outside the bolts
spring down and lock : automatically
and the coffin is then locked so that it
cannot be opened from the outside.
The only person who can unlock the
strange coffin is the person inside." ,
There are two grades of coffins-r
those for vaults and those to . be in
terred in graves. . The coffin, to be
placed in a vault is equipped with tor
pedoes that can be exploded from the
inside. , The theory of this is that in
case a person is buried alive he can
throw back the bolts, explode the tor-'
pedoes and warn the sexton, and thus
escape. ' The coffin to be placed in a
grave has attached a strong spring and
arm. In case the person inside finds
that he wishes to get out, all he has to
do is to throw back the spring, and this
arm is thereby released and cuts its
way to the. top, exploding a torpedo
and warning the keeper of the grave
' These coffins are sold at so much per
pound, and the first purchaser does
not have to pay anything down. He
simply gives a written guarantee to
the manufacturer that he will pay for
the coffin from his estate within fifteen
days after death, or, failing to do this,
the manufacturer can claim his body
to do what he may wish with it. The
coffins were originally invented '. at
Ypsilanti, Mich., and the invention was
due to necessity. At the time that the
company gained' its inception Ypsilanti
and Ann , Arbor and other Michigan
towns were being overrun ; with grave
robbers. It was to counteract the ef;
fects of this that the coffins were made.
The scare had become so 'bad there
that the people had got in the habit of
placing a body ; in a receiving vault
guarded by an armed sentry- yThen'jit,
was this company began operations. ,
i SPARROWS IN TEXAS.
Driving Out the Slocking 'Birds and At
. i tacking Anything in Sight. -: fu
The little English sparrow is becomf .
ing so numerous ' that there is con
siderable discusr on about adopting
methods of getting rid of the pest.
Xhey are : here, ,. says the Galveston
News, , by the thousands and are re
markable for their fecundity, as they
lay from five to six eggs each' sit-'
ting and raise . three broods a year.
They are no longer considered insec
tivorous, and owing to their pugnacious
habits, making war upon the birds that
are desired and destroying their eggs,
as well as making themselves obnox
ious in a great many ways, and. with "
their rapidly increasing numbers, their
extermination will be a matter of a
serious nature here at an early date.
Other towns are doubtless experiencing
trouble with them, as the bird is mi
gratory in pairs, settling only where
there is habitation and springing into
the thousands like a mushroom. " A
prominent citizen here who has a num
ber of mocking birds in the trees and
shrubbery in his yard,' and who has,
time and again watched the onslaughts
of this vicious little bird with an inva-.
riable victory, states that it will be a j
question sooner or later of state legis
lation by offering a bounty for them. .
They were introduced into Australia
about the same time as their introduc-.
tion ; Into the United .States for . the,
same purpose of -destroying the tree'
caterpillar,: and , that . country event-,
ually had to use. the 1 iunty method to
get ria ox mem. . ,.it
Women Marra and Separate.byn
' '. .Their Own (Am y T;
"Divorces are rareliin Panama, aftd'
everywhere else on tfie isthmus," said"!
the old traveler, as 1 threw a Way -his'
mazaiian cigar ana uguieu a iresn onev
a New York Journal'!
man, . ,; ; :i
"Because marri' f?es are rare." ' ' -
'People live eel loate lives there'?' 1 , '
"By no means. ' Large families are'
the rule there. 1 ut the women have'
peculiar notions. They find that hus
ba ' i to whom they are legally tied
are' apt to be .an and tyrannical, so
they decide rjto marry. ' ' Instead,
they simply taUjjip -their abode with
the man of their choice, minister to his
wants and rear is children, all with
out the aid of th-, priest. '-
'Immoral? Pirhaps, but they don't
mean it to' be. They simply want to
be in a condition to be free, if freedom
becomes necess&yy. So long as the
man is kind they remain with him, and
the point ' I wish to make is that as a
rule these irregular unions last during
life. . It is only when one party or the
other is grossly unsatisfactory that a
separation takes place. Such separa
tions on the isthmus are comparatively
rare much rarer than legal divorces
in our states.
"United States judges,' you know,
are appointed, for life or during good
behavior. Among the masses on the
isthmus husbands are chosen the Same
way;" ' ; " ' ' v ' ' " :'
" China's 'Weak Organization.
The war between China and Japan is
exploding a good deal of popular no
tion as to the value of numbers and
the strength of the Chinese govern
ment. Americans have been told, through
many generations, of the power of the
Celestial empire; its riches and its pos
sibilities in a great war. The viceroy
not m'iny years ago told an American
that China did not regard the United
States as a , first-class nation, aud that
for a little he would send over a 'fleet
to attack us just for the fun of the
thing, u , ...... ....
Japan has shattered whatever respect
the world has held for the strength of
the Mongolian empire ... . ,
It has developed that in the prov
inces 'the trusted Mandarins have
stolen all of the revenues of years, so
that when the government at Pekin
.turned to find the millions of aid that
it expected there was nota tael in sight.
?'A lack of organization is everywhere
apparent. There is no patriotism and
no . personal courage. Thousands of
soldiers are throwing their arms away
and deserting the ranks where an op
posing power is most needed,. ;
,riie remarkable state of general d is--honesty
is well illustrated by the state
ment just made that a commander of a
'Chin?se man-of-war sold not only all
of the ammunition of his ship a few
months ago, but that he also parted
with an Armstrong gun for a consid
eration. It was with this sort of equip
ment that the Chinese fought the Japs
at theYalu's mouth. China's organ
ization is as primeval as that, of the
tribes of Africa. St. Louis Republic.
- J. X Hoffman, of the firm of Hoff
man, Alexander & Co., manufacturers
and Importers of clothing and pro
prietors of the Oregon Woolen Mills, in
Salem,- who ' has i been making . a
thorough study of the tariff on wool
and the effect of its removal, says:
"Congress has at least done some good
by admitting wool free-rgood that will
not only be felt by the manufacturers,
but by the consumer inasmuch as wool
is now about as cheap as cotfon, and
instead of putting shoddy material in
clothing, the best Imported wool will
be mixed . with ' American wool, and
the result will be a much better class o
.goods for the same price now paid for
ari inferior article.1 This will naturally
create competition and will have the
.effect :of establishing new houses all
over the United States." ; :
Friday was pension day - at the
soldiers' home,- Dayton," Ohio,' and
the veterans were paid $150,000. A
few of them visited the dives in the
vicinity of the institution and, were
robbed. Next morning three of the old
s6ldiers were found, robbed and mur
dered and their bodies lying in-, the
roadv ' Their names are Adolphus Cur
gah, Cornelius Legon and John Bar
rett. . The city police and detectives
have 50 suspects locked up.',' A number
of veterans are missing from the home.
Petition to Incorporate.
To the Honorable, the County Court of the
State of Oregon for Wasco County: We, the
undersigned, being qualified electors residing
within that portion of Wasco county herein
described and bounded, do resjectfully show
that there are about four hundred, and not
1 ss than one hundred and fifty Inhabitants
residing within the territory bounded as fol
lows, to wit: Commencing at the southeast
corner of the Nat. L. Benson Donation Land
Claim, In section thirty-one (31), township S
north, range 11 east, W, M., running thence
north along the east boundary line of said
claim to a point where the samelntersectsthe
north boundary line tit Wasoo county; thence
westerly along the safil" north boundary line
to a point where the same Is Intersected by
the north and south half section line of section
twenty-six township 8 north, range 10
cast, W. M.; thence south to the southwest cor
ner of the northeast quarter of section thirty
five (35),township a north, range 10 east, W.M.;
thence east to the southeast vomer of the
northeast quarter of section thirty-six (88),
township S north, range 10 east, W. M.; thence
north eighty (80) rods to a point; thence east to
the point of beginning, being situate in Wasco
county, state of Oregon; and that said terri
tory is not Incorporated us a municipal cor
poration: . ,v ! '
;. Wherefore, we, the said petitioners, do re
spectfully petition and pray the county court
of said county that said territory may be In
corporated as the town of Hood River, In ac-
Lctrdance with .the provisions of an Act of the
Ldwsof Oregon, entitled "An Act for a Gen
eral law for the Incorporation of Cities and
Towns In the State of Oregon:'; (Signed) ,
Geo T Pratlier,
C J Hayes, .
W N West, -
Edgar W Wlnans, :
K O Evans,
John it Nlckelnen,
A B Jones,,
' J A Boesbe, : "J- -.'
G 8 Evans, '
K V Husbands, j
' WHaynes, , 11
T C Pierce, ' " '
' W B Btrowbridge, '
J E Hanna, ;
K E Kaufman, ' r
O C Burtmess, ;
M D Morgan, '
S E Bartmess, , '
. S U Smith, ,. ;. '
, OBHartle,',; ' : '
L Henry, '
E E Williams,
CL Gilbert, ,
. Bert Stranahan,
T C Dallas,
H L Howe,
B H Husbands, ' "
' W P Watson.
iff MiTates, ,
C Naff,: y .
A S Blowers, ,
'J B Hunt, '
JTDelk, ; " ,
J H Cradlebaugh,
Jas L Langllle,
M V Harrison,
L E Morse,
GeoPCrowell, . ,
C M Wolfard, '
J H Ferguson,
T J Brisendine,
KS OUngor, ,.
J H Gardes, ., :
L N Blowers,
W C Strunahan,
F E Jackson,
G W Graham, ,
To Whom It May Concern: ' 1 .
, The above petition will be presented to the
County Court of Wasco county' state of Ore
gon, for its action thereon, at the next regular
term of said court, on Wednesday, the 7th day
of November, 18SW.
llSy 'fist i fFwfi
Bea-a-tidEHj-l ; S"CLXxo-CLn.d.Ing:s-
SEND FOR CATALOGUE AND PRICES,
U, V . MRS. SARAH K. WHITE, Principal.
HAS CONSTANTLY ON HAND THE
Clioicest Meats, Ham,
Bacon, lard, Game, 1
Poultry, Also Dealers in
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Corner of Oak and Fourth Streets,
HANNA & WOLFARD,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
The Best in
We have a large line in stock.
That thirty days is as long as we can credit goods, and would respectfully
1 - request our patrons to govern themselves accordingly.
Directions for Mixing the Acme Compound.
. Weigh out ten pounds of the Compound and put it in a barrel or large ket- i
tie; then pour on five gallons of boiling water gradually, until the mixture is of
the consistency of soft soap stirring it all the time. After it is thoroughly
1 ! iicil art anrtna t Uta urutul 7a rrx 1 1i,d hnt riA lifr v v- .
ferred. Do not boil the mixture. It is then ready to apply. . 15e sur and
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 tree are moist, 'Pot Codlin-Moth use No. 2, and spray immediately after -the
blossoms drop, then again four weeks after, which will destroy all other in- ,
sects that may appear. Apply by means of a spray pump or a florist's syringt.
' Testimonials. ' .;':
Coralitos, Cal., March 26, 1894. Watson, Erwin & Co. : I used one hundred
pounds of your Acme No. 1, and it had the desired effect; it not only gets away
with the insect but it cleans up the tree and leaves it in a healty condition.- 1
will guarantee it will do just what it is recommended to do. Yours truly,
' ' "; ' . J. E. Mortimer.
Niles, March 14, 1894. I have had six years' experience spraying, and used '
various washes to quite an extent. For the last two seasons 1 have used Acm
Insecticide, and find it the best wash, and that it gives the best results of any
I ever used. It is a very pleasant wash to use, and easily prepared.
""" ',.1 '--..c; ; ' ', '.. , . JOE TYSOK. '
WIIXIAM & BROSIUS.
Saved Her Life.
Mm. C.'J.' WooIiDbidok, of Worthatn,
Tkxah. unved the life of hfr child by the
use of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
' "One of my eliildren had Croup. The
case was attended by our physician, and was
supposed to he well under control. One
night I was startled by the child's hard
' breathlnc, and on going to It found it stran
ElinR. It had nearly ceased to breatlie.
. Realizing that the child's alarming condition
had become possible in spite of the medicines
friven, I reasoned that such remedies would
e of no avail. Having part of a bottle ot
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral in the house, I gave
the child three doses, at short Intervals, and
anxiously waited results. From the moment
the Pector.il was given, the child's breathing
grew easier, and, in a short time, she was
sleeping quietly and breathing naturally.
The child is alive and well to-dny, and 1 lo
not hesitate to say that Ayor Cherry Pec
toral saved her life." ..
Prepared by Dr. J. 0. Aycr 8&C0., Xowell, Mass.
P ro m pt t o a c t , s u r e t o c u r e
The Annie Wright Seminary. V
1884. Eleventh Year. 1894.
A Boarding: School for Girls. .
with Superior Advantages. 4
. This IvsrmiTiov
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I-Iood River, Oregon.
Boots and Shoes.
Call and examine goods.
Stockholders of the Heod River Frnlt Grow
ers' Union, take notice: An assessment of 16 pr
cent (or 50 cts a share) on the capital stock of
the corporation has been levied bv the Board
of Directors and is bow, duo,-. Leare tb i
mnnnf and tent, vim f mfai r-1 at 1 1 1 mt r .- r f
A. W. Blowers A Co. ' " '. j
' H. F. DAVIDSON, Secretary.
Eighty acres, Ave miles from town;
40 acres in cultivation; 600 trees, prin
cipally apple, in full bearing. All
fenced. Good house and barn. Threw
shares of water in Hood River Supply '
Co. go with the place. Good well and
spring. Harvey Crappek.
House and lot in
Hood River. Ap
A. 8. Blowebs."
C. J. HATES, SUETET0R.
All work given him will be done cor-'
rectly and promptly. He has a few
good claims upon which be can locate
parties; both farming and timber lands.
February, 1894. : -'. ..
;. Land for, Bnt.
- 25 acres on shares. 18 ready for sow
ing to wheat. Apply to J. E. Fettle,
Hood River. , , - r . :