The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, October 04, 1895, Image 2

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3ecd Jiver Sl'acier.
Hon. T. R. Coou has rccsived a letter
from N. G. Blalock of Walla Walla,
president of the Northwest FruitGrow
vr' Associatiori,statlng that the associa
tion will meet in Walla Walla Dec. 10th.
He asks Mr. Coon, who i9 secretary of
the association, to prepare a paper on
picking, packing and marketing fruits,
"especially- strawberries," he writes,
as Hood River has made a success
and attained a point of perfection in
that direction that no other region has,
California jiot excepted." Mr. Bla
lock concludes his letter by saying, "I
hope you will do all you can to give us
a large delegation from Hood River.
Walla Walla will open her arms and
welcome you and your friends and try
to make it pleasant for you while here."
It is very important that our fruit
growers attend this meeting in respect
able numbers and take with them a
good exhibit of our fruit.
From the experience of our fruit
growers this season in shipping prunes
East they may learn that it doesu't
pay to ship them in the green state.
The business has failed to prove re
munerative for the past three seasons,
and to get fair prices we must prepare
to dry our crop hereafter. People in
the Eastern states have not yet learned
to eat Oregon prunes, and it will be a
hard task to educate them to know
their value so long as we send them
prunes not sufficiently ripe. Hood
- River prunes are just now at their best
for cooking and drying. The fact is,
many of our people here at ho"me have
not yet learned that the Italian prune,
stewed when fully ripe and served with
' cream, is the most palatable dish, not
excepting the Hood River strawberry,
that can be set on the table.
. P. F. Bradford of White Salmon has
samples of his own dried fruit at the
fair which it is worth the while of our
fruit, growers to inspect. The samples
consist of Italian prunes, silver pruneB,
. petite prunes and Bartlett pears. The
fruit was dried two years ago, and its
appearance today is as bright and fresh
as if just taken from the drier. Mr.
Bradford has had years of experience
in drying fruit and packing the dried
product for market. We can all raise
the fruit, but when it comes to drying
and preparing it for market, it is a
business that requires to be followed as
a specialty . " h
The Rural Northwest says the men
who dry fruit in the Newberg district
are following a plan this season which
is wortli adopting elsewhere, Since
the first of the month they have been
holding weekly meetings to discuss
matters relating to the grading, bleach
ing and curing of their fruit wtth a
view to securing ' uniformity in the
character of their product.
Another inveterate tobacco smoker
hs died a warning to all who use
the liltby weed. This time it is a
woman Grandma Wright of Fulton
county, Illinois. She was born before
Washington's first inauguration, and
is said to have been addicted to the use
of the pipe nearly all her life.
Hugh Gourlay lias retired from the
editorial management of the Klickitat
Republican and again taken up his
residence in The Dalles. Mr. Gourlay
is a bright and shining light in the ed
itorial profession. We will be glad to
hear of his success at anything he may
Dr. Hunter McGuire, the distin
guished Virginia surgeon, says that in
l all the operations he has performed for
y- appendicitis, he has never seen a single
grape, cherry or I omato seed; and sev
. eral other prominent surgeons bear
similar testimony.
J. P. McGinn of the Milton (Oregon)
fruit district informed the Walla Walla
Statesman that his own crop of prunes
amounted to 100 tons fresh, and that
he has bought 100 tons additional. His
evaporator cures 15,000 pounds of fresh
prunes in 24 hours.
The apple crop in Illinois is reported
to be better thaii for years. At Alton
they are selling for from 24 cents to
1.60 per barrel.
Judge Fee of tlie district court at
Pendleton has resigned, and the gov
ernor has appointed Stephen A.Lowell
to fill the vacancy.
Some Tilings We Cau See.
It is very apparent to one who has
resided in Hood River valley for a
number of years that about , the only
tiling that has kept our little valley in
the background, comparatively, has
been an actual lack of water for irriga
tion and general use. If any stranger
should doubt this, let him take a drive
through the valley and notice th,e new
buildings and better improved farms
even along the small ditches and
compare their appearance with the
farms where no water is available.
The past season has demonstrated the
absolute neces-ity for a more extensive
irrigation system, and a number of our
enterprising citizens have taken the.
matter up and are now setting the
grade stakes for a large ditch and flume
from Hood river, which, will cover the
valley belov the Barrett Fphool house
and a line northwest of this to the foot
hills. The main ditch and flume
will be a little more than ten miles
long, the first four miles of which will
be all flume; besides a number of lat
erals, which will supply all of the
available territory. The main flume
will be six feet wide and three feet
deep; the ditch six feet on the bottom,
twelve on top and three feet deep, car
rying a volume of water sufficient to
irrigate the entire section of farming
land available, besides a sufficient
quantity to supply water for the town,
and by turning it over the hill above
the village, will furnish a power within
a hundred feet of the railroad that will
work wonders in the way of turning
machinery. Take a prospective view
of a city with a beautiful stream of
pure water running on every street,
every lot and door yard a green sward,
and a dozen mills and factories gjving
employment to its people, surrounded
by a section with a standing reputa
tion in the big markets for growing
the finest fruit in the world, harvest
ing bountiful crops annually and in
largely increasing quantities, and you
have but a meagre idea of the possibil
ities of the Hood River district a few
years hence. H.
In Behalf of a Degraded Humanity.
Hood Rivek, Sept. 30, 1895. Dear
Bro. Bartmess: This introduces you to
Bro. Fardo, a leading member of the
Salvation Army. I have known him
for years iiid regard him as a sincere
man, honest in all his convictions,
possessed of an inordinate desire to
"save souls," and full of the Holy
Ghost. His object is to unite all of the
churches here in one grand army to
more effectually assault the strong
holds of the Devil, rip up the mud-sills
of hell aud root out the bid Devil and
all his imps. He says the Methodist
parson has kindly tendered the use of
ins cuurcii, as tie is anxious to nave ail
the souls saved possible. I objected to
this, as the structure is not fashion
able enough is too far from the ses
sions of the incorporation officials, the
ones most needing "regeneration
grease." I have advised him to apply
for the U. B. or Congregational church
as mopt suitable to collect the element
most in need of a change of heart.
Will you give prayerful consideration
to Mr. Fardo's plan f reaching sinners,
and if possible have the doors of the
U. B. church thrown open to salva
tion? Yours in behalf ot a. degraded
humanity inside of this incorporation,
W. I j. Adams.
Petty Thieves. ,
Hood River, Sept. 27, 1895. Editor
Glacier: Hood River has her share of
the itchy-handed element at present,
and John Parker is not the only one
that has found with some feeling his
cherished tree stripped of its fruit.
For several years during my stay here
I could be for days away' from my
home and on my return find nothing
had been touched. In the present
season it is altogether different. Not
alono peaches and apples disappear,
but the corn ears in the garden patch
are not left the planter for his work.
They had, you see, walked up and
down the rows and broken oft the best
ears, put them in a sack and walked
away. Moreover, it seems that they
are delicate samplers, as. windfalls in
no way will do, hut the finest and best
that can be found on the place is taken.
Van Johnson. -
C. E. Literary.
The following is the programme tor
the Christian Endeavor literary to be
held at the U. B. church next Sunday
evening: ,
Scripture reading and prayer.
Music by the choir.
Biography of St. Paul, S.E. Bartmess.
Song by Juniors.
Recitation by Grace Howell.
Recitation by Willie Foss.
Song by the little girls.
Short talk by Mr. J. E. Hanna.
Quartet, "Rock of Ages."
Recitation by Ida Foss.
Ladies' quartet. ;
' Free will ottering. .
Doxology. . . .
. Rev. Dr. Eliot will preach at Crap
per school house next Sunday at 3.30
p. m. A cordial invitation is extended
to all to attend. '
Congregational Church Rev. J. L.
Hershner, pastor. Worship, with
preaching, will be conducted every
Sunday, at 11 a. in. and 7.30 p. in., un
less otherwise announced. Prayer
meeting and Sunday school conference
on Wednesday evening. Christian
Endeavor society on Sunday evening.
All who attend these services will be
made welcome.
There will be Sunday school at the
M. E. tabernacle" at 10 o'clock, the
usual hour. A welcome to all. Supt.
M. E. services in Hood River every
Sabbath evening, and in the mornings
of the first and third Sabbaths of each
month; at Mosier on the mornings of
tne second arm fourth.
J. M. Denison, Pastor. '
Rev. Troy Shelley will preach next
Sunday, at 3 o'clock, at the Odell
school house. Subject, "Alone with
U. B. church, Sunday, Oct. 6th.
Sunday school at 10 a. m.; preaching
at Jl a. m.; Junior Endeavor at 4 p.m.;
literary programme' by the Christian
Endeavor, 7.30 p. m.
F. C. Krause, Pastor.
Sheep Must Keep Off the Reserve. '
United States Land Commissioner
Lawrence has written in answer to the
United States district attorney of Ore
gon that bands of sheep must be kept
oft' the Cascades reservation. The rul
ing comes too late to have any effect
th is season. The sheep have been herd
ed in the mountains .all summer, and
now "that the grass is growing on the
plains, the flocks are being driveu back
from the mountains. Sheepmen claim
they can not be debarred from pastur
ing their flocks on the reservation so
long as the reservation is not surveyed,
with no boundary line to show how far
the sheep can go. They claim that if
Jheir sheep are not allowed in the
SZortlcu-IfuLra-r Pair
Hood River, Oct. 4 and 5, 1895.
For the best general exhibit of apples . ' !
grown by the exhibitor in this dis
trict, cash S3 no
Second best general exhibit of apples
grown by the exhibitor In this dis
trict, gentleman's tat 2 00
Third best general exhibit of apples
grown by the exhibitor in this dis
trict, gentleman's gloves 1 00
For the best five named varieties of
autumn apples, one year's subscrip
tion to Hood River Glacier..... 2 00
For the best five named varieties of
winter apples, one year's subscrip
tion to Hood River Glacier 2 00
For best single variety winter apples,
one year's subscription to New York
Tribune and Green's Fruit Grower... 1 00
Best single variety autumn apples, N.
Y. Tribune and Green's Fruit Grow
er, one year , ...... 1 00
Best dish apples, Baldwin, onb chest
nut tree 1 00
Best dish apples, Blue Pearmaln, nur- ,
eery stock to the value of '. 50
Best dish apples, Ben Davis, nursery
stock to the value of...... 60
Best dish apples, Esopus Spitzenberg,
one Lincoln Corliss pear tree 60
Best dish apples, Snow, nursery stock
to the value of. .'. 60
Best dish apples, Gravensteln, nur
, scry stock to tne value of. 60
Best dish apples, Grimes' Golden Pip
pin, nursery stock to the value of 50
Best dish apples, Gloria Mundl, nur
sery stock to the value of. .. 60
Best dish apples, Tompkins' King,
nursery stock to thevalu9of. 60
Best dish apples, Northern Spy, five ,
Yakima apple trees 50
Best dish apples, Red Astrachan, five
Yakima apple trees , 60
Best dish apples, Rhode Island Green
ings, Ave Yakima apple trees 50
Best dish apples, Twenty Ounce, Ave '
Yakima apple trees 60
Best dish apples, Wagner, Ave Yak- '
ima apple trees 50
Best dish apples, Yellow Bellflower, ,
pocket knife 60
Best dish apples, Rome Beauty .pocket
knife 50
Best dish apples, Yellow Newtown, "
one Lambert cherry tree....;.,. 1 60
1. The general supervision of the building
and entire exhibition, the entrance and exit
gates, ib vested in the president of the board.
2. Entries may be made with the secretary
at the fair building the day before the fair, or
by mall at any time previous thereto.
3. The fair building will be open to receive
exhibits on Thursday, October 3d, from 7 a.m.
to 7 p. m.
4. No exhibits will be allowed to be taken
away from the fair until after the lair closes.
5. Every article must be entered In the
name of the grower or owner.
0. Judges will report their decisions imme
diately to the secretary, who will give an or
der on or before the following Saturday after
the fair to the persons entitled to premiums. .
7. All entries are free. '
8. All exhibits will be at owners' risk, but
the officers will use every precaution that
none are lost and to see that they are well
taken care of.
0. Admission fee will be 25 cents for the en
tire fair; ladles and children free.
Executive Committee W. J. Baker, chair
man; George T. Prather, secretary; 8. F.
Blythe, John Parker, William Sllngerland,
Mrs. E. L. Smith, Mrs. A. A. Stranahan.
Committee on Premium List A.S. Blowers,
M. Willis. William Tillett, Mrs. J. N. McCoy,
Miss Alice Cleaver.
Committee on Music Mrs. C. P. Heald, J.R.
Nlckelsen, S. J. LaFrance.
Committee on Supplying Tablecloths and
Apple Dishes Mrs. E. L. Smith.
Committee on Constructing Tables and
Preparing Hall George T. Prather, O. L.
Committee In Charge of Curios Mrs. A. A.
Stranahan. Mrs. A. S. Blowers, Mrs. Henry
Committee on Potted Flowers Mrs. George
P. Crowell, Mrs. S. E. Bartmess, Mrs. S. R.
H. C BATEHAM, Secretary.
mountains during the summer, when
the grass on the plains is dried up,they
will have to go out of the business. To
this it is replied that if they cannot
raise sheep without having all the
plains for -winter range, and all the
mountains for summer range that is,
if the government has to supply vast
areas ot land for the use of the sheep
men, without expense to them they
might as well get into some other busi
ness, in which they can dispense with
the use of all the public lands.
We have had considerable to say
concerning botti The Dalles and Hood
River fairs, yet at the risk of becoming
tiresome we again urge a general at
tendance at both these fairs. The same
principles apply to both, and the in
terests of the county demand that both
should be well attended and encour
aged. The fair at Hood River begins
Friday and closes Saturday. Special
rates have been given bv the Regulator
of 60 cents for the round trip, on either
day. The weather is beautiful, and
Hood River, always beautiful, is just
now at its best, and a day spent there
will be one long to be remembered.
The D. P. & A. N. has advertised a
round fair to Hood River and return
for 50 cents, good for the 4th and 5th of
October. This is an opportunity the
people of The Dalles should take ad
vantage of and visit the Hood River
fruit exhibit, of. which the people of
Hood River have every reason to feel
proud, judging from their exhibits of
the last two years, both at home and
abroad. The people of the county
should not only give them the encour
agement of their presence at their fair,"
but become acquainted with .the fruit
growers and learn from their expe-rieiu-ethe
modus operandi of raising
the fruit that is making a reputation
25. Best dish apples, Kay, pocket knife...,: 50
20. Best dish apples, Hyde's King of the
West, nursery stock ; 50
27. Best dUh apples. White Winter Pear
maln, pocket knife CO
28. Best general individual exhibit of all
kinds of fruit grown In this district,
fruit picture, framed 3 00
29. Second best general Individual ex
hibit of all kinds of fruit grown in
this district, buggy whip 1 50
80. Third best general individual exhibit
of all kinds of fruit grown in this
district, one spray nozzle ; Jl 50
31. Best general display of Jellies and pre
served fruits, pair of vases 2 00
32. - Second best general display Jellies and
. preserved fruits, McClure's Mag- .
azine one year ; 1 50
83. Best general exhibit garden produce,
lumber to the value of .... 8 00
84. Second best exhibitor garden produce,
lumber to the value of. 2 60
35. Best exhibit potatoes, New York Tri
bune and Green's Fruit Grower, one
year : ; 1 00
33. Best exhibit corn, New York Tribune
and Green's Fruit Grower one year, I 00
37. Best exhibit squash, New York Tri
bune and Green's Fruit Grower 1 yr 1 00
38. Best exhibit ot home-grown tobacco,
New York Tribune and Green's Fruit
Grower, one year 1 00
80. Best exhibit oats, barley and wheat,
- New York Tribune and Green's
Fruit Grower one year 1 00
40. Best exhibit home-grown peanuts,
two Crosby peach trees.. ..j . 1 00
41. Best display cut flowers, one three-
colored rose tree ; 160
42. Best display of cut roses, three rose
bushes ,.. I 00
43. Best display grapes, gloves 1 00
44. Best display pet ches, gloves.. 1 00
45. Best general exhibit pears, shaving set 2 50
40. Best exhibit of quinces, drinking
set, 4 pieftes ., 1 00
47. Best display of sorghum, pocket knife 60
48. Best display house plants, rose tree, 3
colors ; 1 50
49. Best dish seedling apples, 15 apple bxs i 50
60. Second best dish seedling apples, 10
apple boxes , 1 00
51. Best needlework by old bachelor, six
loaves bread . 60
10. First premium will ,be designated by
blue ribbon, second by red ribbon, and third
by white ribbon, which shall be affixed by
the superintendent under the direction of the
awarding committees.
11. Entries for display or exhibits must be
separate and distinct collections from those
entered for dish premiums. .
12. Editors and reporters for the press will
receive complimentary tickets of admission.
13. Entries for competition will bo classified
in divisions, as follows:
Division A Apples.
Division B Pears, peaches and other stand
ard orchard fruit. .
Division C Grains, grasses, vegetables and
all other products of the Boll.
Division D Fruits dried and canned, Jellies
and other fruit preparations.
Division E-Floral exhibits.
Division F Miscellaneous exhibits.
14. The executive committee shall appoint
three Judges for each of the above named di
visions, none of whom shall have any direct
or indirect Interest in any exhibit in their re
spective divisions.
Committee on Cut Flowers Mrs. C. M. Wol
fard, Mrs. C. A. Bell, Mrs. M. H. Nlckelsen.
Committee on Decorating Hall-Mrs. E. L.
Smith, Mrs. E. Locke, Mrs. John Connell,
Mrs. J. H. Dukes, Mrs. Frank Chandler, Mrs.
John Henrlchs, Mrs. S. F. Blythe, Mrs.George
Rich, Mrs. C. H. Haynes, Mr.and Mrs. Porter,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mohr, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Crapper, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Cooper, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Rand, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. J.F. Watt,
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Harbison, Mr. and Mrs.
N. C. Evans, Miss Eva Blowers, Miss Mattle
Mayes, Miss Delia Watson, Miss Ida Foss,
Miss Lollle Templeton, Miss Madge Warren,
Miss Mattle Foley, Miss Edith Eastman, Fred
Bailey, Edward Williams, D. E. Band,
William Haynes, Cush Luckey, Robert Hus
bands. '
E. L. SMITH, Superintendent.
ii'i CM, viw'ii no u ii uiv o.Hi jjcriucOi
the trip on the river at this season of
tne year is a pleasure, ana a visit to tne
beautiful town of Hood River is one of
the enjoyments that should not be
lost. Dalles Chronicle. . ,
The Mitchell Monitor says there is a
demand for school teachers in Crook
county. ,4
The Hood River fair this month will
be an exhibit of which all residents of
the Inland Empire may be proud.
Thanks, Bro. Bateham, for the kind
invitation you sent us. ,We should
like to be with you, haying a great ap
preciation for Hood River people and
products; but there are no holidays
this year in the Observer. Moro Ob
server. . -.. . .,
A Substantial Reduction.
The Oregon Telephone and Telegraph
Co. have made the following reduction
in their tariff to Portland, based upon
a one-minute conversation: One min
ute, 50 cents; each additional 30 seconds
or fraction thereof, 5 cents. As the
majority of long distance telephonic
conversations are finished within one
minute, the above represents a sub
stantial reduction. , s27
Twenty-live acres off the Glenwlld Place
anciently called "Pole Flat." House and
cleared land; plenty of water: fine apple land.
Also, 20 acres near town, Joining T. L. Eliot.
Includes buildings, cleared land, line springs,
line oaks, views of Columbia river. Hood
river rapids, etc. , T. R. COON.
Feed Cutter for Sale.l
A good Hay, Straw and Fodder Cutter for
sale. Apply to Bert or Wm. Graham, Hood
River. u
And shall endeavor to merit custom
See our CONDENSED SPRAY COMPOUNDS and get literaUire at the hor
ticultural fair or at our store. -
1. Lime, Sulphur and Salt, perpound by the hundred weight... .05
2. Sulphur and Vitriol, per pound by the hundred weight , .08
8. Soap, Sulphur, Caustic Soda and Lye, per pound by the hundred weight .07
4. Kosln and Salsoda, per pound by the hundred weight '. , C7
5. Whale Oil Soap, 80 per cent, per pound by the hundred weight . ...: 08
7. Lime and Blue Vitriol (Bordeaux Mixture), per pound by the hundred weight 07
Acme Insecticide, 10 cts; Blue Vitriol, 6; Sulphur, 8; Rosin, 5; Salsoda, 8 cts,
We keep a full line of insecticides and spray materials. If you do not see what you want,
ask for it, and if obtainable we will get It.
Hood Birer, Zb.arnQ.a.c-
Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, etc., etc. Agent for the Bridal Veil Lumber Company. '
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots, Slices, Hats and Caps,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock
And Vehicles of all kinds at the very lowest prices. ,
Studebaker Wagons and Buggies,
Csun-toza. Clipper ' SPlo-wss
Repairs for Wagons and Buggies on Hand.
It will pay you in cash to see us before ordering from Portland or elsewhere. We also have
in stock a full line of
ry . Basil e.t s;
Suitable for farmers and ever; body's use. They are handy and cheap; Just the thing for
gathering fruil.
That bargain counter of -
Oxford Ties, - - $1.10
Men's shoes, - - 1.10
Women's Shoes, -1.10
SADDLES AT COST and Handmade Harness as cheap as they can be bought in Oregon
All the best variety of Apples, Including Yakima, Gano, Arkansas Black, etc., and all
other kinds of nursery stock kept constantly on hand. Prices will be made satisfactory. Buy
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, - - - - r - s OREGON.
by QUALITY as well as QUANTITY.,
BE -
Misses Shoes, - - $1.00
Boy's Shoes, - - - 95
Old Ladies' Comfort,1.35