The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 19, 1895, Image 2

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    3eod iiver Slacier.
The prune number of the Rural
Northwest of July 15th is an excellent
paper for those engaged In this grow
ing industry of the Northwest. It
gives valuable advice and information
in regard lo curing the fruit to be mar
keted in a dritd state. This Is some
thing that concerns the fruit-growers
of Hood River. Mr. W. A. Sllnger
land estimates that our crop this year
will amount to eighty tons of green
fruit. We'liuve thousands of young
trees that, will come into bearing in a
year or two. It would seem that a
fruit-drying establishment, prepared to
dry prunes and other fruit, Is badly
needed here. For the past two years
we have shipped our prunes in the
green state East, but the returns were
very unbatisfactory; in fact, they did
not pay expenses of gathering and
shipping. It Is a leading question with
our prune growers to know how to dis
pose of the crop this year. If they
could be evaporated here at home and
marketed ' In the dried state, there
would be some show for the producer
to realize something. We do not be
lieve it will pay the individuai fruit
grower to evaporate his own fruit. It
is work that every one cannot learn to
do properly. With an establishment
here that would make a business of
evaporating fruit, the work could be
done systematically, and every box of
dried fruit turned out would be as good
as another of the same grade.
Ihere is a good deal of talk going on
in the newspapers about the president
scheming for the nomination for a third
term. We do not believe there is any
foundation for these reports. Grover
Cleveland may be stronger with the
people than his party, but no one
knows better than himself that he
could not be elected to a third term.
No doubt his political enemies would
like to see him receive the nomination,
knowing that his defeat would be the
end of his public career. In his own
good time, and in his own way1, the
president may be expected to set at rest
all anxiety in regard to his third-term
aspirations. Grover is too long-headed
to be caught in a trap of that kind.
Many citizens of Wasco county would
like to know why the delinquent tax
list is not puhlished. When M. V.
Harrison was around last spring col
lecting delinquent taxes it was stated
repeatedly that the list would soon be
published, and all who did not pay up
Would have their property advertised
nnd sold. Borne of the richest tax
payers in the county, including bank
ers, we understand, have not paid
their taxes for two and three years.
What's the matter with printing the
list, according to law?
Great preparations are being made at
Louisville to receive and entertain the
Grand Army In September. It Is ex
pected the gathering of old soldiers
will be the largest held since the en
campment at Washington, when it is
said there were 150,000 in attendance.
Gen.H. B. Compson of Huntington,
R. J. Hill of Lexington, and W. S.
Meyers of The Dalles, are the delegates
from Oregon,
The wages of more than a million
workmen in the manufactories of the
United States have been advanced
within the 'past few months. It can
now be claimed by tariff' reformers
that this is the effect of the Wilson
bill, which placed raw materials on, the
free list, or made reductions in the
tariff on articles like iron, coal and
The attorney general of Texas has
rendered an opinion that the state law
against prize fighting is valid, and adds
that it is the duty of the sheriffs to see
that the law is enforced. It is hoped
the great state of Texas will be able to
prevent the coming fight from taking
place within its borders.
The Chronicle says a letter was re
ceived In The Dalles one day last week,
from outside parties, offering to take
$40,000 worth of Wasco county war
rants at par, and for a larger amount a
premium would be paid. This shows
that our credit is good.
Climbing the snow peaks of this
country is attended by too little dan
ger to make it attractive. In Switzer
land, last summer, 52 persons lost their
lives and 13 were seriously injured in
climbing the Alps.
. '.. Mount Hood Happenings. .
Mount Hood, July 16. Harvest
ing is the order of the day.
Mrs. Fitch of Chicago Is visiting
relatives here.
Several of the Mount Hood boys left
on Monday of this week for the harvest
fields on Tygh Ridge. Among them
were Robert and Al Leasure, S. B.
Hess, Elmer Gribble, James Wishart
and James Cooper.
Captain J. T. Wishart, of a Liver
pool merchantman now loading' at
Portland, was visiting relatives here
last week. The captain was highly
pleased with Hood River valley. He
predicts a great future for the Pacific
coast and that Hood River valley will
come in for her share of the laurels.
There was an old-fashioned log-roll
ing at Mr. Wishart's place on Tuesday
of last week and a dance in the even
ing. The men cleared about two acres,
and a good . time is reported by the
young folks. This is the first of the
kind ; in the neighborhood, and we
hope it will not be the last.
Frank Ries' team ran away with him
last Friday evening, while out driving
above the stage company's bridge,
throwing him' and Miss Pooley out of
the buggy. The latter is reported to
have received a dislocated shoulder.
The front wheels were smashed and
the buggy otherwise wrecked. It Is
rough on Frank, as it is a new rig he
bought about two months ago.
- Tomllnson Bros, are sawing out 50,
000 feet of pine lumber for the Hood
River box factory.
G. S. Mann, manager of the Boston
Rubber Shoe (Jo's store at Portland,,
who has been stopping a few days on
his claim above the Mount Hood Stage
Co..'s bridge, returned to Portland Sat
urday. Judd Fish and wife of the Umatilla
house, The Dalles, accompanied by
N. J. Slnnott, were visiting relatives
here last week. ' Reporter.
. Ascent of Mount Adams.
The returning mountain climbers,
who made the ascent of Mount Adams,
or attempted it, commenced to arrive
here at noon on the 12th. The strong
wind blowing on the mountain made
the ascent very difficult, and many
turned back. The ascent was begun
about 4.S0 a. m., and five persons
reached the top by 10. The heliograph
party remained on the summit six and
a half hours. From 10 a. in. to 12.30
Mounts St. Helens, Hood and Rainier
were visible, but only the tops. After
12.30 St. Helens was shut off from sight
by clouds and smoke, and after 2 p. m.
Mount Hood could not be seen. , The
top of Rainier was in view all the time.
No answer was received by heliograph
from Rainier Or St. Helens, but from
Hood came the message, )Thls is Cool
idge," and that was all. The follow
ing is the list in order of arrival at the
summit, twenty-one gentlemen and
three ladies:
1. M. F. Derting, Goldendale.
2. C. E. Rusk, Goldendale.
3. C. H. Sholes, Portland.
B. W. Grant, Portland.
R. 8. Farrell, Portland.
Hernlan Smith, Portland.
Edgar McClure, Eugene.
T. B. White, Portland.
9. O. J. Clancy, Vancouver. ;
10. J. O. Foster, Portland.
11. O. Johnson, Portland.
Alfred F. Sears, Portland.
W. Langille, Hood River.
F. E. Bailey, Hood River. '
C. D. Moore, White Salmon.
C. H. Pearson, Trout Lake.
17. R. J. Johnson, Astoria. " .';
18. Miss Delia Watson, Hood River.
19. Miss Olive Hartley, Hood River.
20. Roy Slocum, Hood River.
21. L. H. Lamberson, Portland.
22. Charles Michelbach, The Dalles.
23. VW. A. Gllmore, Vancouver.
24. Miss Fay Fuller, Tacoma.
All who made the ascent claim It is
more difficult than Mount Hood. The
descent was made very rapidly by
coasting where the snow would allow
it; some of the party arriving In camp
below the snow line In one hour from
the summit.
Plan for Setting Trees.
Sunday last we had the pleasure of
visiting the farm of Mr. J. R. Gailigan
and partaking of an excellent dinner.
Mr. Gailigan is a practical farmer from
the state of Michigan. During his two
years residence with his family here he
has made substantial improvements
upon his 160 acres. He has 30 acres
cleared, a large part of which is set to
apple trees. His system of setting trees
is not common, as we know of but one
other orchard in the valley set on the
same plan. It is known as the equi
lateral angle. Though the rows are
only 19 feet apart, the trees stand 22
feet apart. We give below an illustra
tion of his plan of setting an orchard:
By this plan more trees can be set on
an acre than by the old plan of setting
(n squares or right angles. It also gives
more room to swing the team around
the trees in cultivating the orchard.
Our School.
, Last week mention was made of a
proposed extension of the course of
study in the Hood River school. If
the board can carry out their intentions
it is a step in the right direction, and
should meet with the hearty support
of every young person who IssuBiceut
ly advanced and desires more of an
education than is embraced lit - the
common branches as taught in the
average district school. Parents who
have childreu of sufficient advance
inent should see to it that the school
has their support and thus build up a
strong school at home. With the fine
building which the district now pos
sesses and a well defined course of study
including the higher branches, Hood
River should hare a school hardly
second to any in the state.
Mrs. Stewart and two children of
Walla Walla are visiting Mr. 'and Mrs.
f M. Woifnrd. Mrs. Stewart is a sis
ter to Mr. Wolfard. , The two Yatjiilles
will go into camp above the Turks of
Hood river next week. - - -
Our Prune Industry.
The American people have not as yet
learned how important a place the
plum holds in the esteem of the people
of other civilized countries. The nat
ural conditions are unfavorable to the
production of first-class plums in all
parts of the United States except the
Pacific coast region. For this reason it
is hard for the avernge American to
realize that in Europe the plum ranks
next in commercial importance to the
apple and the grape.
The varieties of plums which are
used for making prunes exceed in com
mercial Importance the other varieties.
Upon the Pacific coast are found con
genial natural conditions for the growth
to perfection of the fine European plums
and prunes which make this kind of
fruit so important a branch of the fruit
Industry. In Southern Oregon we
have climatic conditions conforming
very closely to that portion of France
which produces the highest grade of
French prunes. The climatic condi
tions of Oregon and Washington gen
erally are quite similar to those of the
great prune-producing countries of Eu
rope. " "" ;
' The production of prunes upon a
larere scale in the Pacific northwest has
commenced. ' The . total acreage ofi
prunes in Oregon, Washington- and
Idaho is now about 50,000, and within
five years a crop of 100,000,000 pounds
of cured prunes may be anticipated.
California will turn out as many or
more prunes.' The fact that the aggre
gate output from the coast states will
soon reach double the amount now
consumed in the United States leads to
apprehension on the part of some grow
ers that there will be no market for the
prunes produced In a few years.
On the other hand it is believed that
the result of placing first-class prunes
upon the market at a low price wilt be
to enormously increase the consump
tion. No "business" grower antici
pates other than low prices for the bulk
Of the prunes produced. It is antici
pated that when consumers can get
from six to ten cents a pound prunes
which equal in quality those which
have hitherto sold at from twenty to
thirty cents a pound, the consumption
will be enormously increased. ' ' .
, The evaporated prunes of the Pacific
northwest are a new article in the mar
ket. They are unlike any other prunes.
The process of curing in evaporators
makes sucli a difference in the charac
ter of the fruit that the same variety of
prunes when cured by the "cooking"
process in France, by sun-dryinst in
California and by evaperators in Ore
gon or Washington, appear to be three
distinct varieties.
While the distinct and novel charac
ter of our prunes is an obstacle to their
introduction, from the fact that dealers
and retailers are afraid of an Unknown
article, yet we confidently anticipate
that when the trade and consumers be
come familiar with our evaporated
prunes they will be preferred to the
sun-dried prunes of California,' as those
prunes are preferred to "cooked" prunes
of Europe. '
The prune growers of the Pacific
northwest claim that their prunes are
naturally the most highly flavored of
any prunes which are dried, that they
are the only evaporated prunes of con
sequence1 upon the niarket, that evap
orated prunes are as superior to sun
dried prunes as evaporated peaches or
apples are to the sun-dried, and are the
most healthful and relishable prunes
which can be obtained. Rural North
west's Prune Number, July 15th. ,
Residence Burned. V
Thursday, at 2 o'clock, the residence
of Mr. Price, living on the place of his
step-sou, Hon. T. R. Coon, was discov
ered to be on fire, and in a short time
was entirely consumed. Mr. Coon was
on the east side of the river, at M. V.
Rand's place, at the time, and when
he discovered the fire, hurried to town
and a party of men went out with him
to the buruing house, but before they
reached there It was burned down.
Most of the furniture was saved. The
fire is supposed to have Caught on the
roof from sparks from the chimney. J
A Midnight Attack.
Ten years ago rattlesnakes and
skunks were a "holy terror" in Hood
River. Every lady and gentleman
who came here to rusticate was in such
mortal terror that, like a certain rev
erend who used to summer here, they
would buy a bottle of whisky of Dr.
Adams as a "preventive" before going
into camp. Snakes and skunks have
almost disappeared. The pole -cat
family, however, is . not . altogether
ex-etinhed. Last Wednesday night, at
Paradise farm, Dr. Adams was waked
from a profound slumber by bis wife
saying, "Something is among the
chickens." A' favorite hen with twelve
joyful chickens (as Virgel says of the
"twelve joyful swan") hatched ' out
from superior eggs got of a neighbor,
was sitting on the ground near the
house. The doctor arose from a sick
bed, seized his shotgun and rushed out,
followed by Mrs. A. carrying a lamp.
Mrs. A. pointed at something in the
brush, saying, "There it Is! there it is!"
The doctor fired twice but hit nothing
but moving leaves, which he imagined
was some live thing. About this time
the young doctor, the hero of the cow
episode, appeared on the 'scene in his
night dress. ' The doctor senior sent
him back for more ammunition; but
before his return the skunk appeared j
in open ground, and the doctor senior
picked up a board, charged upon the
skunk and struck him over the back.
The skunk gave up the ghost. In
striking the skunk the doctor strained
his back, which has long disabled him,
and fell to the ground in the most ex
crutiating agony. It took his wife
half an hour to lead him to the house
and place him on the" bed. She gave
him such treatment as enabled him
next morning to get out of bed. The
doctor Says he thinks he will pull
through if he retains bis present phy
The Telegram kicked because any
place within a radius of 200 miles of
Portland celebrated. People who
west to Portland to 1 entertained are
.wishing they had gone into the back
park at home and spent the entire day
rusting and kicking themselves with a
patent kicker. Vancouver Indepen
dent. .
Many a man goes away from home
for a week and imagines that he is
missed by the hole community, and
when he comes back he finds that there
isn't a person in town that knew he
had been away. Riddle Enterprise.
While the editor is away on a vaca
tion for a few days Some of our "new
women" are at liberty to take his place
who will be given plenty of scope to
burn uptne men, and the editor as
The only condition, they must
wear bloomers. Troutdale Champion.
" W.'H. Turner, the missing Golden
dale man, was found last week at Ru
fus, Oregon, and taken home in a de
mented condition. Turner imagines
it is many years since he was in Gol
dendale, and talks as Rip Van Wrinkle
did after his twenty years' absence.
A carpenter named McDonald,
while under the influence of liquor,
shot and wounded two men in a saloon
in The Dalles Sunday morning. Fred
Brodson wus shot through the fleshy
part of the leg and a man named Ho
gan received a ball in the back. . Both
men were cared for by Dr. Holllster
and the sheriff took charge of Mc
Donald, who is now in the county
jail. " "
.The first carload of peach plums will
be snipped from The Dalles, July 21st.
John Hawthorn, the Dalles boy con
victed of shooting the Indian, Carpolis,
Was sentenced by Judge Bellinger to
five years in the penitentiary and a
fine of $100.
It Is said that apple trees grafted on
the Northern Spy root are proof against
wooly aphis. .
. ' Editor Jackson of the East Oregonian
persistently urges that protection and
free coinage naturally go together are
part and parcel of the same policy. In
this he has eminent support in the
Philadelphia American, edited by the
well-known writer, Wharton Barker.
But here the two celebrated men part
company Jackson is against both pro
tection and free coinage, while Barker
holds aloft a banner with 'the mottoH
"liimetansm and .Protection," Barker
Is the more widely celebrated man, but
Jackson may have the more level head,
Sunday Welcome.
i Don't Stop Tobacco.
The tobacco habit grows on a man
until his nervous system is seriously af
fected, impairing health, comfort and
happiness. To quit suddenly is too se
vere a shock to the system, us tobacco,
to an inveterate user becomes a stimu
lant that hissvstem continually craves.
Baco-Curo is a scientific cure for the to
bacco habit, in all its forms, carefully
compounded after the formula of an
eminent Berlin physician who has used
it in his private practice since 1872,wlth-
out a failure, purely vegetableand guar
anteed perfectly harmless. You can use
all the tobacco you want, while taking
Baco-Curo, it will notify yon when to
stop. We give a written guarantee to
permanently cure anv case with three
boxes, or refund the money with 10 per
cent interest. Kaco-uuro is notasubsti
tute, but a scientific cure, that cures
without the aid of will power and with
no Inconvenience. It leaves the system
as pure and free from nicotine as the
day you took your first chew or smoke.
Sold by all druggists, with our ironclad
guarantee, "at . $1 per box, three boxes,
(thirty days treatment), $2.50,' or sent
direct upon receipt of price. Send six
two-cent stamps for sample box. Book
let and proofs tree. Eureka Chemical
& Manufacturing Chemists, La Crosse,
' DR. E. T. CARNS U now located In Hood
River. First-class work at reasonable rates.
All work guaranteed. Oftifo In the Langire
House. tvio
$25.00 Reward.
The Water Supply Co. of Hood RiverValley
will pay the above reward to any one who
will give information that will convict any
person or persons of stealing water, tamper
ing with the boxes or breaking their ditchts.
By order of th Water Supply Co. of Hood
.T. F. ARMOR, Resident.
yJWM. DAVIDSON, Secretary. Jyl2
For Sale.
Two large stoves, 85 joints of stove pipe, two
elbows, two sections 8x10 blackboard, and two
sections 4x10 pulp blackboard. Apply to
M. H. Nlckelsen, Clerk, or the School Hoard
of Districts. Jyl2
For Sale.
One thoroughbred Jersey Bull, one year old;
also, one yearling heifer, seven-eighth Jersey.
For sale by H. O. HENOST,
Jyll Hood River, Or.
Fruit or Grain Land.
Forty or Eighty Acres of unimproved good
iruii or grain lana lor sale citeap.
Call on
Mt. Hood Stage Road.
WM. T1LLETT, Proprietor.
Grower and dealer in choice Nursery stock.
He has the only stock of the
Yakima Apple,
The best of red apples, and as long a keeper as
I have about 20,000 apple trees of the best Va
rieties growing n my nursery. . All standard
varieties are grafted from thtrbest stock in
Hood River. . , , jola.
And shall endeavor to merit custom by QUALITY as well as QUANTITY.
Ramblers, Ladies orG'ts,
Do you want a wheel? How
fide $65 drop forged, tool steel and drawn, seamless stcl tubing, bl A. little a,
"A No. 1" ladies or gents, BICYCLE, "M. & W." (best in the World) tires, for
Come and see us at the Drug Store.
Hood IkLSurnCLSLC-
All the best variety of Apples.
other kinds of nursery stock kept constantly
your trees at the home nursery and save expense and damage. We are here to stay.
H. C BATEHAM, Columbia Nursery.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Hams, Bacon, Lard,
And All Kinds of Game
HOOD RIVER, - - - - . - - - . OREGON.
' . .; . ' DEALERS IN
Creneral . Herclb-eiclise,
The Famous C M.
For MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN. All sizes and large variety. My motto I""Posstbljr
not the Cheapest, but the Best," and the Henderson Shoes are the cheapest In the long run.
Don't Fail
To call and examine and price thesa goods. They will please you. No trouble to show them.
Hand-made Double Team Harness, $20 !
With Boston Team Collars. All other kinds of Harness cheap for 1895. If you doubt it, call
and price them. 1 propose to keep Hood River trade at home if price is an object.
D. F. PIERCE, Hood River, Or.
, ZEzscellerLt Teaclieis,
MRS. SARAH K. WHITE. Principal.
(Successor to E. L, Smith Oldest Established
House in the valley.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
General Merchandise,
Flour and Feed. Etc.,
(clincher tires) $100.00
does this proposition strike vou? A bona
Yakima, Oano, Arkansas Black, etc., and all
on hand. Prices will be made satisfactory. Buy
on hand.
The Annie Wright Seminary.
1834. Eleventh Year. 1894.
A Boarding School for Girls,
with Superior Advantages.
Tra I8Tmmo 1
ArrimoK to m '
t DinurtUi
J or tii
Kitchen Furniture,
Pruning Tools, Etc.
Repairing Tinware a Specialty.
Rooms to Let,
With or without board. Pleasant cnmnlne
grounds. Address WM. TILLETT,