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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1894)
RATURDAY, OCTOBER L'0,1S94.
nied the . injunction restraining he
location of the-brunch asylum in East
Scientific camera : artists ' at Mount
Hamilton'.' California, have recently
made the finest negatives of the moon
ever registered on sensitive - plates.
Hills, valleys and craters, one of a mile
diameter, were brought out plainly on
plates only live incites square.
In Illinois there, are only ten parties
In 'the political field, all with state tick
ets to be voted for at the election next
month. ; They are as follows: Demo
cratic party, republican party, prohibi
tion party, people's party, independent
republican party," the - peop'e's silver
party, "populist party, independent
party, independent democratic party,
tmd independent people's party!
The Portland Sun, the-new daily
paper, came out on Monday morning.
It. makes a Meat appearance typograph
ically, but It couldn't, be otherwise,
considering that it is gotten out on the
co-operative plan by the . best printers
of the Oregonian and Telegram offices,
who lost theii situations on these papers
when the type-setting machines were
introduced. The new paper is ably
edited in all its departments, with tel
egrnphichic correspondence from . all
parts of the northwest and Eastern As
sociated Press dispatches from all parts
of the world. .It is independent in
politics. , Starting with three thousand
city subscribers, 700 new names were
added the first day it was issued.. No
paper ever started in : Portland under
such flattering prospects, and we pre
dict for it abundant success under its
experienced management.. The Sun is
printed every day in the week at the
price of $7 a year, or 65 cents a month.
" Tho Philomath college case has
reached a final decision by the supreme
court of Oregon affirming the decree of
the circuit court, the opinion' being
rendered by. Judge Wplverton. This
case is decisive of "all the property rights
of the United Brethren in the state of
Oregon in favor of those known as the
liberals. : Two cases or suits were insti
tuted more than four years since in the
circuit court - for Benton ; county . by
Philomath college, by the trustees ir
respectively of the radical and liberal
conferences of the U. B. Church in
Oregon, each claiming to represent the
trueU. B. Church. The suit was de
cided in favor of the liberals, which
view has been sustained by the supreme
court The litigation'grew out of cer
tain acts of the highest ecclesiastical
body of that church, the quadrennial
conference, in adopting what Is known
ns the "revised confession of faith at
York, Pa., in 1889, by a vole of 110 to
20. Fifteen of the number who' voted
against adoption " organized . another
conference and claimed to be the true
Church. It was therefore an ecclesi
usticul question, and our supreme court
has decided it just as did the supreme
courts of Indiana and Pennsylvania.
A Big Haul. -
Saturday ' night, October 13th ,'' be
tween the hours of H and 12 o'clock,
the Pacific express office was entered,
or a burglar had secreted himself on
the inside, and robbed the treasury box
of $14,500 $13,000 in gold and $1,500 in
silver. ' On the arrival of .the train that
night from I ortland, the agent and
. Mr. Ralph Gibons had hauled to the
office the treasury box with the specie
in it, $10,000 of which was consigned to
French & Co. and $5,000 to The Dalles
.national bank. " They locked the office
securely and drove to the post office
and deposited the mail sack. But a
few minutes elapsed before ; they re
turned, and found that the lock had
been pried off the box and the money
stolen. The amounts slated in gold
and silver had' been taken, and a sack
containing about $1500 was found on
the floor. It is supposed the robber
had all he could carry and was forced
to leave this bag of silver. The alarm
was given as soon as possible to the po
lice, anda thoroughsearch, made.
The U. B. Conference.
The Oregon -Annual Conference of
the United Brethren, in Christ met in
Hood River Thursday, October 18th,
Bishop Castle, D. D., presiding.
The following ministers are in at
tendance: Dr. Bell of Dayton; Ohio;
Dr. Hetzler of Salem, Oregon; Rev.
J. R, Parker, presiding elder of Oregon
Conference, of Philomath, Oregon; Prof.
Bonebrake, A. B., of Philomath,. Ore
gon; Rev. Vestr of Salem, Oregon;
J. E. Snyder of Eugene, Oregon;
C. C. Bell of Portland, Oregon;
J. W. Adams of Dufur, Oregon;
Fairchild of Vancouver, Wash.;
John Hinkle and wife of Port
land, Oregon; Bey. -Suepp of Colum
bus, Wash.; Rev. A. S. Parker of Puy
allun. Wash.: Mrs. A. Smith "of Pnv.
. - - - - - .
filllln . 'WrtSill . nnrl n nnnihipAriQirmin 1
of the Oregon conference! ...
Dr. Eliot of this city returned from
Hood River yesterday, bringing with
him tvo fine specimens of. the Oregon
apple, which he placed on exhibition
at the Oregon immigration board.
The apples are lareer than any that
have been sent to the board since the
famous Gloria Mundi, which captured
the prize at the world's fair, was re
ceived. Both grew upon one stem In
the orchard of M. V. Rand, Hood River.
The larger one- is 15' inches in circum
ference and weighs! pound 7 ounces;
thr other weighs 1 pound 4 ounces.
Portland Sun. V , " C
r Letter from Texas. ' ,
- MvBTtE SPBiNGSjTexas, Sept. 30.
The letter I prortiisecf you some time
back will not be forthcoming from the
.fact that'Uhe old-veteran who.had in
vited me to accompany him to the re
union was notable at the last moment'
to feo. In' its stead I present J'ou' a
short account of . my trip over to Lin
dale, 35 miles to the east,- about two.
weeks ago. " - '- -. --. ;
- Furnished with' a staunch light bug
gy and a good looking, well kept horse,
minus the left eye, disposed to kick up
whenever the; whip was applied, and
requiring a good deal of pushing on the
lines to make reasonable time, I put
out. - Seven miles out I met a nearly
grown darkey with a load of coons, so
heavy that he half dragged them along,
stopping : every few . steps to change
hands. " This reminds me that I took
my first bait of 'possum meat the other
day at the house of a neighbor, and if
I am allowed to indulge the gentle
warble, with" prejudice aside, 'possum
meat is all right. 'Possum are very
plentiful and fat and make a toothsome
Texan dish. Whenever my friend has
something extra, ' like alligator steak,
hog liver, turtle soup, roast .'possum or
boiled centipede, he always invites me
over. ' ... '' -. . ; -.
:' I stopped to take lunch at a fine bold
spring (rather rare in these parts)',, and
as I rested and lunched there swarmed
out at frequent intervals from a little
windowless cabin hard by quite a num
ber of the future congressmen and pres
idents of this great republic, r- .
II On my return I stopped to lunch ten
miles east of this place.. Here was also
one of the pioneer houses three rooms,
but absolutely innocent of a "winder''
of any kind. Ji lthough I had my
lunch with me and was preparing to
attack It with winning determination,
I was pressed so hard with the charac
teristic, unvarnished hospitality of the
humble' settler Xhat I weakened and
went in, as dinner was already in pro
gress. ; Although it was washdav and
(he head of the house in bed from a re
cent fall off a load of hay, there was a
dainty light biscuit fit for a king. 'This
was so different from the execrable stuff
one usually finds here, called "bread,"
that I opened my eyes. . Here 'was a
quartette of as lovely, weHbehaved,in-'
telligent looking girls, ranging from 5
or 6 to 15 years, as one could wish to
see girls that, with the necessary op
portunities, might be able to grace auy
society doomed, perhaps, to spend the
larger part of ' their bright young days
in the cotton field. :, ;:- II V,; C;
- ; The: whole surface of this county
may be described as genty undulating,
scarcely a hill to break the monotony,
but when I reached Smith county I
found long, sloping hills and. began to
cross streams of water, and this con
tinued all the last half of my journey,
with also an increase in the size of the
timber which skirts one or both sides
of the road almost the entire distance.
I spent all the next day talking to
the berry men and examining the little
berry farms,, one to two acres each,
which surround t Je town of. Lindale.
It is a sight well worth the trip. Eight
years ago the -place was a struggling
nucleus, the principal business of which
was done" by two saloons. Now they
have a respectable town, roomy, taste
ful houses, the saloons all routed, and
are shipping thousands of crates of ber
ries and large quantities of peaches and
apples. I don't remember ever seeing
a town (perhaps 500 population) with
so large a proportion of good houses,
aud they have built, them with the
sales of fruit. I am now hunting for
the man who says that a town never
amounts to anything without a saloon.
The last night out I staid with one
of the leading berry producers at Lin
dale. He volunteered some of his his
tory, which I summarize,' While his
young family were growing up he spent
fifteen years of his best days drinking.
Twelve-years ago, without credit and
penniless, he "came to himself," tri
umphed, and banished the . intoxicat
ing cup forever. Soon after he went to.
Lindale, planted berries, and now his
nice cottage1anrl well-tilled orchard"
and berry patches and happy family
attest the blessed reformation.- Local
option has been growing stronger here,
and one by one the saloons have been
retired. A few days ago the last two
in the county, at the county seat, re
ceived their death knell. S. T. H.
- Mining Life on the Yukon. .
. Wilbur F. 'Cornell, a printer, well
and favorably known among printers
on this coast, wrote the following in
teresting letter to a printer on the
Portland Sun: -. - .
Forty-Mile, Yukon River, N.W.T.,
May 30, 1894 This is a remarkable
country for many reasons, and but lit
tle is known of it by the "outside"
world. Everybody not living on the
Yukon is an "outsider" in our thought
and speech. -. , The few persons who
have been here as correspondents, or to
report on special subjects to the govern
ments sending them (the United States
and Canada), have not given to the
general public any idea whatever as to
the present condition or future possi
bilities of this immense region.
, But little can be learned of the great
Yukon valley in a three-weeks' journey
from the source of the river to iU
mouth; as Schwatka and the" others
have fully shown. If Schwatta were
yet alive I should be tempted to say
something slightly incisive .about his
'.'explorations." A foreigner would see
as much of the United States by a rapid
passage from the head of the Missis-
sippi to the gulf of Mexico as an ex
plorer sees . of. Alaska by a. trip down
the Yukon. .
This is not as bad. a country to live in
as I expected. It is quite good enough
for me, and I shall remain here, and
die here, and be buried here, and when
1 . i i a . in .. ,i :
good condition ; for transportation
frozen solid and warranted to keep in:
definitely. The ground never thaws
to a depth of more than two feet; and
if covered . by moss, it does not thaw at
all. Yet we have some pleasant weather
from the middle of April to about Oc
tober 1st. The sun is out of sight now
less than three hours, and there has
been no darkness since May 1st. It is
midnight now, and I am writing this
without other light than the sun. The
window nearest me faces north , and I
can see the sun's light on some clouds
directly in the, north. . About the 22d
June the sun will disappear an ; hour
each night;, but of course it will be just
below the horizon. j-'-t.,.-'..:
It is wonderful how everything grows
and blossoms and shoots forth leaves
when twenty hours of sunshine daily
are poured upon vegetation. There is
vegetation of some kind everywhere in
this region flowers, herbs, shrubs,
bushes and trees, and berries in pro
fusion. . . . ," ,
Of course you will wonder how we
E ass the long winter here. Well, in
rief, the first thing is a comfortable
house, and the next is clothing which
will keep the severe cold - from the
body, and not lie too heavy to carry
should one desire to go out of doors.
'1 he natives (Eskimo or Innuits) have
taught us how to obtain comfort both
in and out of doors.
The houses are built always of logs, a
foot In diameter, if obtainable; and as
each log is laid in place agreat quantity
of moss is placed between it and the
one beneath, the weight of the log be
ing upon the moss more than upon the
notches at the ends. The roof is made
with just a sufficient pitch to carry off
rain in summer, with very strong ridge
poles, 'and I heavy, strong planks or
poles fitted snugly together from apex
to eaves. ; Over this four to six inches
of moss, covered by eight to twelve
inches of earth, Windows are double,
abort six . inches apart. - This arrange
ment prevents accumulation of frost on
either window the inner one being
kept too warm to permit , of condensa
tion of moisture. The confined air be
tween them contains no moisture, and
the outside window is too cold to hold
the very slight dampness of the atmos
phere.. With but one window ice will
form in a few minutes so as to prevent
seeing objects outside, and, in very cold
weatherin a few hoursjight would be
almost excluded. . A storm-door, care--fully
enclosed, is usually erected out
side; if not, the door is made air-tight
and thickand must fit nicely to kerp
out the cold. Fire-places and chimneys;
are not used;" they would let in "too
much cold. . Any kind of a stove will
keep a small house warm, but all ou'-.
side air must be excluded as much as is
consistent with life-supporting respira
tion. . "
; The natives used to have a low, un
derground . entrance to their houses,
which could be closed instantly by
dropping a suspended deeros bearskin.
They were also without windows, and
they had a small hole in the center of
the roof to permit the exit of smoke,
the fire being built . on - the ground.
Most of the Eskimos now have one or
more windows and doors. -
Native skin boots, mittens and an
outer garment made of reindeer or
other skin with hair or fur on, and a
hood to' cover head, neck and as much
of the face as possible, are indispensible.
With the thermometer at 40 below
zero, one's nose and cheeks are not in
great danger feet and hands are safe
with the customary covering; at 50 be
low one begins to be careful, and must
"feel" his nose and cheekbones occa
sionally; at 60 below an uncovered nose
is in great danger; bare fingers turn
white in a few minutes, and natives
seldom venture far alone. In company
each watches the other's face, and at
the first indication of frost-bite, snow is
vigorously applied, and a piece of some
sort of skin with soft fur is kept ovr
the frosted part as long as possible.- No
way has yet been devised to keep the
nose and mouth more than partially
covered. Air one must have, and any
kind of covering becomes in a few min
utes a mass of, ice from freezing of
moisture of ' the breath, and this, of
course, must be removed. , At 70 below
one is not entirely safe with any and
all caution and watchfulness. Cheeks
and noses will get nipped and frost
bites become quite common. ' .
We had 70 degrees and more below
during an entire week the past winter'
i 77 below' the bottom record. J I -was!
out every day long enough to get a lit-1'
tie exercise; but too much care is requi-5
site to make that sort of thing perfectly5
enjoyable. However, people do yo out,
and freighters and others get caught in
these cold snaps many miles from any
house, but .they get home somehow; j
and their sore faces are soon healed and
the cold spell forgotten. I have not
heard of a death from freezing in this
country, even on the Arctic side of the
I mentioned "freighters" above. The
Greater part of the provisions, etc., used
y miners, is hauled with dogs and
sleds in winter, this being the easiest
and cheapest method of transportation, .
and the only one to some localities.'
Boating is, of course, practicable in
summer, but at that season miners
must be working their claims.
About 300 men were here the "past
winter, but just now not more than a
dozen men are left at the post, "Forty
Mile," except those who came down
the river yesterday. Several miners
are coming, bringing their wives, and
we shall have fifteen or more white
women here this summer. There are
four now: Mrs. Kealey, wife of the
manager here for. the North American
Transportation and Trading company,
with whom I came; Mrs. Bompas, wife
of the missionary at this place (Church
of England); Miss Willet, teacher at
the mission - school, and Mrs. El wood,
now with her husband on Napoleon:
gulch, sixty miles from here. J3he
came here, with Mrs. Healey andwas
then .Miss Manion.
The break-up of the ice on the river
was a terrific sight. There is but one
house in the village of Forty-Mile that
i is not surrounded by ice and water;
; n water is or i uie ; noors ,rom one: to
! fiw fppt. in nnth. I no Mission bnilo-
insr is the only one not inundated at
the- Mission, and all persons of- both
places, except the family of Bishop
JJornpas, are-living in tents. -The M.
A. K. & T. Co.'s store, on my side of
Forty-Mile creek, is above water, and a
foot or more to spare. I can give the
river 25 feet and still sit on my door
step with dry teet.
, kon and the st (residence) house. I
am about a quarter oi a mue irom tne
last mentioned store, and am at present
tiojng a little gardening, planting po
tatoes and rutabagas. - As soon as this
is'done I shall start out for the sum
mer, and expect to come back loaded
with rich specimens and big hopes. I
have an assay office here, and can
make fully as much as in a printing of
fice. I have the entire summer to look
for ledges, raise potatoes, or do as I
please.- I have, perfect health and am
as' happy as a man of my. age can
well be. - . .. . .
About 300 men are on the way to
this place now, and many more will
probably come during the summer.
Fully as many persons will be here
next .winter as can obtain supplies. A
rush here would simply mean suffer
ing,.and probably starvation forsome.
No. one should come 'here '.-without
monev to keep him over the winter,
say 1350 to $400.
- There are as yet no public places of
amusement.'. Saloons are plentiful, and
there is as much drinking and gam
bling as in other mining camps. Books
and the few magazines and newspapers
pass from hand to hand, and there is
much social calling from house to house.
Occasionally a dance is indulged in,
native women constituting the female
contingent. Many of the men do more
Or less hunting of reindeer, moose.bear,
rabbits (about the size of jack-rabbits,
but with shorter legs, and very short
ears, and snow white in winter hares
is the proper term); white grouse (ptar
migan), spruce grouse and a valley
grouse, much like themis-called "phea
sant" of Oregon, but of lighter color
and , larger a "drummer," though.
These are the principal game. - The
past winter the dec did not come
nearer than fifteen miles of the post;
the winter before over 2000 were killed
within a few miles. They change feed
ing grounds each' year, the gray moss
being their only food. .
"The past winter did not seem long to
me, not near so long as the rainy win
ters of Oregon. The first rain of the
season fell yesterday. - Snow was about
two feet deep before thawing began,
the accumulation of six and a half
months..' - -
Many of the men now coming will
gQ down the river 200 miles to Birch
creek,, Diggings were struck there last
fall. -I came here to find quartz mines,
aud i shall stick to my original pur-
Eose. I could have got paying placers,
ut I did not want any.
Wages here are $10 a day. Contracts
are made for 100 days in summer
$1000 but enough are coming to sup
ply the demand, and more than enough.
Only the Scars Remains
"Among the many testimonials which I
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ago, at the age of 18 years,
I had swellings come on
my legs, which broke and
. became running gores
do me no good, and it was
leared - that the bones
would be affected. At last,
my good old mother
nrged me to try Aycr's
Sarsaparilla. I took three
bottles, tho sores healed,
and I havo not been
troubled slnco. Only tho
scars remain, and the .
j memory of the past, to
remind me of "the good
Ayer'g Sarsaparilla has done me. I now
weigh two hundred and twenty pounds, and
am In the best of health. I have been on tho
road for the past twelve years, have noticed
Ayer'g Sarsaparilla advertised Jn all parts
of the United States, and always take pleas
ure In telling what good It did for me.'. -.
For the cure of all diseases originating in
Impure blood, the best remedy Is, -
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Fresh and Cured Meats, Presh and Salt Fish,
Grain, Hay, Fruit, Vegetables, Butter,
Eggs, Hides, Pelts, Furs, etc., etc. '
Business Done on a STRICTLY CASH BASIS.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
HAS CONSTANTLY ON HAND THE
Choicest Meats, Ham,
Bacon, lard, Game, .
Poultry, Also Dealers in
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
Corner of Oak aud Fourth Streets,
Gr'eeral " leicliandis;
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Woonsocket Rubber Boots and Shoes.
The Best in the World.
. - ' We have a large line jn stock. Call and examine goods.
. That thirty days is as long as we can credit goods, and would respectfully
request our patrons to govern themselves accordingly. -
Directions for Mixing
Weigh out ten pounds of the Compound and put it in a barrel or laree ket
tle; then pour on five gallons of boiling water gradually, until the mixture is of
the consistency of soft soap stirring it all the lime. After it is thoroughly
dissolved add the balance of the water (forty-five gallons), hot or cold hot pre
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Testimonials. , . ,
, Coralitos, Cal., March. 20, 1894. --Watson, Erwin A 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. I
will guarantee it will do just what it is recommended to do. Yoiirs truly,
- . J. 10. 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 I have used Acm
Insecticide, and fiud 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.
;:. . Joe Tyson.
WILLI A1IS & BROSIUS.
The undersigned has on hand a good va
riety of choice
at Hard Times Prices.
,- Grafting and budding done to order,
octi . II. C. BATEHAM.
! II. Lage, guardian of the person and estate
of Nanay Stanley, will sell, by order of the
county court, on Saturday, October 20th, on
the premises to the highest bidder, the home
stead of John Stanley, deceased, containing
139 acres. This property lies about two miles
east of the town of Hood River, on the Colura
The Annie Wright Seminary.
1 884. Eleventh Year. 1 894.
A Boarding School for Girls,
with Superior Advantages. 4
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GmsCiaiTOL V INTELLECTUAL J , or nu -Amnnnnij
PHYSICAL ( Stodihti.
MRS. SARAH K. WHITE, Principal.
II. D. LANGILLE.
Hood. River,' Oregon.
the Acme Compound.
Eighty acres, five miles from town;
40 acres in cultivation; 600 trees, prin
cipally apple, in full bearing. All
fenced. Good house and barn. Tbre
fihflrpfl nf wn.fpr in TTnnrl T?.ivpr ffllnnlir
Co. go with the place. Good well and
spring. Harvey Ckafpjer.
C. J. HAYES, SURVEYOR.
All work given him will be done cor
rectly and promptly. He has a few
good claims upon which he can locate
parties; Doth tanning and timber lands.
We can furnish the New York Weekly
Wot Id with the Glacier, both papers, torti'.SO.
The price ot the World alne is SI a year.