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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1S95..
APPLES AND BABIES.
Hood River Mado a Grand Exhibit of
Her Two Lending Products.
. From the Times-Mountaineer.
Saturday was a red-letter day for
Hood River. Her brag products were
on exhibit and her people were proud
of what they had to show. , And it was
an exhibit in which they might well
take pride. ": '
The lar;e armory building was lit
erally crowded with the choicest pro
duets of Hood River and White Salmon
valley.-, and the way it, attracted the
admiring gaze of the people could only
be likened to the attraction of a beau
tiful flower garden to a swarm of bees.
. On entering the spacious armory the
first thing to attract one's attention
was the motto "Welcome to Hood
River." Looking about the hall, an
other motto that greeted the eye was
"By Our Fruits We Are Known," cov
ering the entire north end of the pa
vilion, while at the opposite end were
two very appropriate pictures on which
were inscribed "Apple is King" and
"Strawberry is Queen." But one's at
tention could not long be attracted by
mottoes; there were two many red ap
ples to look at. There were apples and
apples no matter where you loooked
The plate display consisted of the pro
ducts of 100 different farms and com
prised 129 distinct varieties. And such
apples as they were! Great, big,
healthy ones, free from Insects, and
glistening as if they had been greased
just such apples as make the average
small boy hate himself because he has
not the capacity of a warehouse in
which to stow them away. And even
the adult was led to feel, unkindly to
ward himself for not having a greater
capacity for eating apples when he
gazed upon the grand aggregation of
Hood River's fair demonstrated be
yond all question not only that that
section is capable of producing apples
to perfection, but that it would be a
successful competitor for blue ribbons
against the whole world when real
merit delicacy of flavor and handsome
imiipnrniifp in taken into considera
Next to her apples, Hood River
claims prominence as a producer of
pretty babies, and in this article, too,
she is a prize winner. When Superin
tendent Smith called, for the exhibit of
this product, fifteen proud mothers
stepped upon the stage, each holding
aloft her household pet, and these fu
ture presidents and presidents' sweet
hearts were just as fresh and bright as
the apples perfect pictures of health
and vitality, and some of them dis
played a lung power that never could
have been acquired in anything but a
healthful climate. The first prize in
this exhibit was awarded to the first
lorn of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Arnold,
and Mr. and Mrs. William Yates were
awarded second prize for their youth
While apples and babies are the brag
products of Hood River, there were
other exhibits from the field and gar
den that were attractive. There were
squashes weighing 50 pounds, corn 10
feet high, potatoes the like of which
old Ireland never could have produced,
and cabbages' the likes of which the
most loyal subject of Wilhelm never
saw In his "faderland." And the la
dies, too, had an exhibit of preserved
fruits, jellies and jams that could only
be prepared in a fruit-producing coun
try of the first rank. They were ele
gant to look ugon, but as they all had
the inscription "taste not," their qual
ity of toothsornenes9 remains -a mystery-
Besides the fruit and vegetable ex
hibits was a fine collection of relics of
former times, prominent among which
was an old sword bearing the inscrip
tion "Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775," and
supposed to be the identical sword
which the patriot General Warren car
ried on that memorable day a cher
ished trophy belonging to Dr. Adams;
a dueling case, the property of W. J.
Baker, -containing two murderous
looking weapons and other accoutre
ments common to the' days when the
"code of honor" was religiously ob
served, and an old flint lock rifle, no
doubt the One which Rip Van Winkle
carried on the mountain that unfor
tunate day when he imbibed in the
sleep-giving draughts of the gods.
There was also a Bible 150 years old, a
Zulu chief's shoulder cape, bedecked
with the gayest tapestry, a valentine
which R. Pealer sent to his sweet
heart February 15, 1862, when a soldier
boy way down at Little Rock, and a
copy of the New York Herald of April
15, 1865, announcing the assassination
of President Lincoln. J. L. Langille's
cabinet of arrow heads, old coins, etc.,
was indeed Interesting, since it con
tained many pages of unwritten his
tory and evidences ' of the work and
skill of the almost pre-hlstoric mail.
Til aHrlitinn in tlincin u-om n iimn)vina
bed spreads of patterns dating back to
the sixteenth century, and upon which
the matrons of early days had devoted
untold hours of labor,
The fair in every feature was without
question a grand success, doing ample
credit to a mosl prolific section undone
of the most progressive a id enterpris
ing communities in the state. It was
a demonstration of what pluck and
energy will accomplish in a locality
where nature has bestowed ample
favors, and had it been seen by the
thousands who are looking fir profit
able investments in laud, would have
raised the price of Hood River real
estate 75 per cent. - ,
Hood River Fruit Exhibition.
From The Dalles Chronicle.
The Hood River fruit exhibition
closed its two day session Saturday
night, 'f he attendance was very large,
nearly everybody in the valley attend
ing beside a good many visitors from
outside points, such as The Dalles,
Portland and Cascade Locks. The ex
hibits were placed in the armory build
ing, a large, commodious structure,
well fitted for an exhibition of this
kind. .The display of apples is Dro
nouueed by those competent to judge,
as about the finest ever made in the
Northwest. Long tables extending the
length of the room were Joaded with
the luscious beauties. Besides apples,
there were exhibits of other fruits for
which the Hood River valley is far
famed. All kinds of vegetables were
placed for inspection. 1 '
A great deal of interest was taken in
the baby show, and the decision of the
judges was awaited with considerable
anxiety. A committee, consisting of
Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Biggs and Mrs. Mac
Ailister, were appointed to judge on
the merits of the little ones. Of course
the decision was a hard one, as each
baby was the prettiest in the eyes of its
mother. The decision of the judges
showed that the baby of Mrs. Arnold
received the first prize and Mrs. Yates'
baby received the second premium.
We are sorry to learn that the ex
hibit will not be brought to The Dalles
but will be taken to the Portland In
dustrial Exposition. We had hoped a
portion of the display, at least, would
be seen at our district fair. Hood River
Is large enough to have a good exhibi
tion simultaneously at every fair in the
The Splendid Products of Hood River.
Geo. H. llimes In the Oregonlan.
Among the great number of highly
favored districts in our large and richly
diversified state, Hood River valley
and the adjacent neighborhood of
White Salmon, on the Washington
side of the Columbia river, stands in
the fore front. Indeed, in the matter
of producing the strawberry and the
apple, it may well be doubted whether,
in every element required to bring
those delicious fruits to perfection, any
region can be found that in all respects
is the equal of the one named. In ad
dition to this, all other fruits grown in
our state, and all kinds of vegetables
besides, are successfully raised at Hood
River of an unusual degree of excel
lence. Proof of this was to be seen at
the fruit and vegetable fair held at that
place last Friday and Saturday. The
fair was held in the commodious ar
mory building, 50 by 100, and every
inch of available space on a number of
long tables was occupied by 1000 plates
of apples, five on each plate, represent
ing 129 varieties. Upon entering the
room, the magnificent display was be
wildering. In the center was a pyra
mid of flowers, surmounted by a hand
some oleander tree.' On the sides and
overhead were festoons of evergreens
and autumn leaves most gracefully ar
ranged by the Hood River ladies, with
conspicuous mottoes at regular inter
vals. Among the mottoes were these:
"By Our Fruits Are We Known;"
' Apple Is - King;" "Strawberry Is
Queen;" "Seven Public Schools In
Hood River Valley No Saloon."
Around the wallsin great profusion,
were all manner of grain products. In
addition to the apples before referred
to, pears, plums, prunes, peaches,
grapes, etc., were well represented,
showing the range of production. One
striking feature of the fruit exhibit was
the display of about thirty varieties of
apples that were being successfully
grown almost under the shadow of
Mount Hood, less than ten miles from
the snow line. The beauty and perfec
tion of this 'display was Indeed mar
velous; in fact, that was the case with
the entire collection, . and, when the
judges began awarding the premiums,
they were confronted by a .most diffi
By the Hood Rivkk Glee Club.
Coming, coming, coming, coming to see the
Glee Club at your service.
Apples all about us, apples on the paper plates,
- apples on the tables, apples on the floor.
Baldwin, GravenBtein and Winesap, Betig
heimer. Borsdoi-tfer, Spitzenberg, Golden
Bweot and Pippin, Yellow Hewtown,
Twenty Ounce, Blue , Pearmean and
Good f sauce, f sauceVf sauce, f sauce, f
' 4 sauce and- apple piedumpling, apple
' Jack or cider. - ''"'- I
You may bake them In a pan and cover
them with sweet cream; ;.;
Serve them up with sugar, you will find them
very nice with a plate of baked beans
and pork, a loaf of Boston brown bread,
Philadelphia squab, sweet apples baked
with sugar and cream. .
Sluice, sauce, sauce, sauce, ap pie -sauce.
Apples big as squashes, apples red and yellow,
Apples sweet and sour,
Ten boxes from one tree.
Black Twig, Waxen and Bellflower, Bodick
heimer, Holland Pippin, Astrachan,
Wealthy and Ben Davis, Golden Russet,
Jonathan and large .Siberian crab.
Then a glass of sweet eider and for all tio
bits. Our price Is small.
May you all enjoy the fair.
Extra copies of tl)is number of the
Glacikb can be had at 5 cents a copy.
Our fair was a grand success in every
particular. The weather was fine, the
attendance large and the exhibit of
fruit larger and better than than that
of two years ago. The receipts at the
door amounted to $109, more than'
enough to meet he expense of the ex
hibit. Everything -., passed off 1iar
moniouslv. The officers of the fair,
ladies and gentlemen, deserve credit
for the manner in which the exhibit
was conducted. We would like to
write, of each individual display of
fruit, but it would take up too much of
our space, and we must be content to
give the names only of 'those receiving
premiums and diplomas. Following
is the list of awards:
. Class A Apples.
General Exhibit F Chandler 1st pre
mium, A P Bateham2d, Charles Chan
Winter, 5 W J Baker 1st, Suksdorf
Bros, White Salmon, 2d.
Autumn, 5 A H Jewett, White Sal
mon, 1st, J B Eagon, White Salmon, 2d.
Winter, 1 J. R. Warner, White
Autumn, 1 W S Locke, White Sal
' Baldwin J F Armor 1st.
Blue Pearmeau Chris Dethman 1st.
Ben Davis W A Slingerland 1st. ,.
Spitzenberg H Prigge 1st.
Snow E Locke 1st.
Gravenstein C E Markham 1st.
Grimes Golden C Dethman, 1st.
Gloria Mundi H C Cook, White
King John Sweeny 1st.
Northern Spy J A Wilson 1st.
Red Astrachan D R Cooper 1st.
R I Greening M P Isenberg 1st. '
Twenty Ounce H C Cook, White
Salmon, 1st. -
Yellow Bellflower M V Rand 1st.
Yellow Newtown W J Baker 1st.
Kay J W Overbaugh, White Sal
Hyde's King Edgar Locke 1st.
White Winter Pearmean John
Sweeney 1st. ' . .
Wagner Chris Dethman 1st.
Rome Beauty C E Markham 1st.
Seedling, Yakima H C Cook.White
Salmon, 1st; Klickitat, H C ook, 2di
The following ten exhibitors were
awarded first premium, for which they
will each receive the Rural Northwest
Jonathan M A Cook.
: Swaar John'Lentz.
Roxbury Russet F. R. Absten.
Vandevere W A Slingerland. '
Red Cheek D R Cooper.
Gauo-M V Rand. v '-'
Rambo FM Jackson.1
Winesap John Lentz. ' ,
Fall Pippin Van Johnson. :
Wealthy Levi Monroe.
The following twenty names will
each receive the Pacific Farmer three
Red Beitigiieimer S M Baldwin, 1st.
Salome W A Slingerland 1st.
American Golden Russet P D Hin
riclis. Sonoma Peter Mohr.
Arkansas Black John Sweeny. (
Tulpahocken John Gibbous.
Smith Cider Wm Ehrch.
Walbridge Van Johnson.
Seek No Further R Markley.
Lady P G Barrett.
Crab T J Watson.
Mother P Bishop. -
Bailey Sweet George Booth.
M aiden Bl ush J T Mi Her.
Munson Sweet A C Huff, Moro.
English Russet J O Eastman.
Jersey Sweet F Chandler. .
Willow Twig J N Reynolds.
None Such JohnAMofir. '
Russian, Peter Mohr.
Class B Sweepstakes on Fruit.
Display of All Kinds W. J. Baker
1st, A H Jewett 2d, T J Watson 3d. ;
Grapes W J Baker 1st, P D Hin
richs 2d. , ,
Peaches A R Byrkett, White Sal
mon, 1st, B Warren 2d.
Pears J F Armor 1st, A H Jewett 2d.
Quinces T J Watson 1st, A H Jew
ett 2d. , ' ,.
Prunes D R Cooper 1st, Harbison
WS Myers of The Dalles had the
best quinces but left with them on the
boat before the awards were made.
Class C Grains and Vegetables.
Exhibit of Vegetables H C Bateham
1st,-Cbas Chandler 2d.
Potatoes J F Armor 1st, G R Cast
Corn F H Button 1st, George , Mc
intosh 2d. -
Squash T J Watson 1st, A O Her
Tobacco W H Perry.
Grain M P Anderson 1st, W R Wi
Peanuts H Coe lst.H C Bateham 2d.
Sorghum J C Wheeler 1st, H C
Gourd, W H Perry 1st.
Celery, W H Perry 1st, T A- Tem
, Grasses, H C Bateham 1st.
Onions, John A Mohr 1st, A O Her-
Car jots, Chas Chandler 1st, Harbison
Bros 2d.w . . -.. - ,.
Cabbage, L S Rhodes ist, Mrs L J
Pealer 2d. - -
RutaBagas, JO Wheeler 1st, L S
Rhodes 2d. , ' ' ' :
Pumpkins, F H ' Button 1st, P D
Hinrichs 2d. " ' '
Parsnips, T A Tempieton ts:, Har
bison Bron 2d. ;'-.,
Beets, J N Reynolds 1st, A O Her
.Musk melons, J W Morton. 1st.
. Tomatoes, G R Castner 1st, Mrs L J
':, Cauliflower, George Rordan 1st, Jno
A Mohr 2d.
Millet, Geo Mcintosh 1st, W R Wi
nans 2d. - ' ,
Radishes, Mrs John W Henrichs 1st,
C G Roberts 2d.
Castor Beans, J R Galligan 1st.
Artichokes, Fred Bailey 1st.
Turnips, S M Baldwin 1st. .
Sunflowers, George Rordan 1st, Chas
Chandler 2d. N ,
Peppers, T J Watson 1st, Charles
Chandler 2d. ;
Pie-Plant, T J Watson 1st, 8 L Tay
' Walnuts, O B Hartley 1st, T J Wat
Butternuts, T J Watson 1st.
Almonds, Mrs L J Pealer.
Class D Preserved Fruits.
Canned fruit, Mrs Geo Mcintosh 1st,
Mrs MA Cook 2d.
Jellies, Mrs L J Pealer 1st, Mrs C E
Canned fru.lt and jelly, Miss Clara
Dried fruit, E Locke 1st, Mrs C E
' ; Class E Floral.
Cut Flowers, Mrs Dr Watt 1st, Mrs
T J Watson 2d.
Potted Plants, Mrs S R Husbands
1st, Mrs. E. J Haynes 2d.
- Cut Roses, Mrs. Dr. Watt.
Mount Hood Lily (bulbs), W R Wi
Class F Miscellaneous.
Needlework, H C Bateham 1st.
Grasses, H C Bateham, diploma.
Building stone, W R Winans, dip.
Soap. Mrs Geo Mcintosh, diploma.
Picture frame, Chas Stranahan, dip.
Harness, D F Pierce, diploma.
Strawberries, Miss Bess lsenberg,dip.
'Blackberries, J O Eastman, diploma.
One-year-old . apple trees, Wm Til
lett, diploma. . . . ' ,
. At the baby show, first premium was
awarded to Clyde Howard Arnold, 8
months old, child of Mr. and Mrs.S.W.
Arnold; second premium was awarded
to Richard Yates, child of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Yates. The prizes awarded
consist of a silver spoon each to the
winning babes, with their names en
graved on the spoons. Thirteen babies
were entered for the prizes.
G. W. Barnes writes to the Prlne
ville Review on the' subject of the
sheep being ordered off the Cascade
reserve, and suggests that the question
be made a political one in Eastern
Oregon and that mass meetings be
called to protest against the action of
the department. Sheep men, of course,
are very much interested in this mat
ter. v If they ar not allowed to pasture
their sheep in the mountains during
the summer months, when the grass
on the plains is dried up, it means a
considerable decrease in their profits.
This question also deeply concerns the
people of Hood River valley. If the
sheep and sheep herders are as destruct
ive to forest growth as they are gen
erally supposed to be, it is to the in
terest of every citizen of the valley that
the law of the reservation be enforced
and the sheep kept off the mountains.
Mount Hood, with the surround
ing forests, is the source of our
water supply, and we should be vigi
lant in protecting the same, The irri
gation schemes now contemplated by
our citizens will utilize most of the
water now flowing from the mountain
through the valley, and if there is a
chance of our supply being shortened
or cut off by any process that can be
prevented, it is our duty to take meas
ures to prevent it. While the sheep
men are holding mass meetings and
calling upon our representatives to use
their influence towards opening the
reservation to their flocks, our citizens
should be circulating and signing pe
titions to the authorities showing the
necessity of preserving our water sup
ply intact. - -'
The people of Ch'icago are giving
themselves a deal of trouble to free
Cuba and Ireland, while their own
city remains, for' the most part of the
tune, under ruieot a corrupt ana op
pressive municipal tyranny. It would
be a kind and gracious thing for some
South American or Australian city to
hold a mass meeting and pass resolu
tions In favor -of freeing Chicago.
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,sthe above represents a sub
stantial reduction. s27
Twentv-flve acres off the Glenwild Place-
anciently called "Pole Flat." House and
cleared land; plenty of water: fine apple land.
Also, a) acres near town, joining 1. 1. Jijiiot.
Includes buildings, cleared land, line springs.
tine oaks, views of Columbia river. Hood
river rapids, etc. T. R. COON.
Feed Cutter for Sale.
A oood Ha v. Straw and Fodder Cutter for
sale. Apply to Bert or Wm. Graham, Hood
River. . - o4
Ladies needing n competent nurse, on rea
sonable terms, apply to
E. R FULTON.
Hood River, Oregon.
C S:H :B S I S!!
AndshallendeavortomeritcustombyQUALITYas well as QUANTITY. )
See our CONDENSED SPRAY COMPOUNDS and get literature at the hor
ticultural fair or at our store. . ,-
1. Lime, Sulphur and Salt, per pound by the hundred weight '. ...."... :0T
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. Rosin and Salsoda, per pound by the hundred weight i ; .07
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, S; Rosin, 5; Salsoda, S cts.
We keep a full line of insecticides and spray materials. If you do not see what you want. -ask
fur it, and if obtainable we will get It.
WILLIAMS & BROSIUS,
Hood ZRI-ver Da.a.rzLSic-
UNDERTAKER AND EMB AL HER CfA BufmfnJ 'Vateriafs8
Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, etc., etc. Agent for the Bridal Veil Lumber Company. '.
Dry Goods, Clothing, .
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
FLOUR, FEED AND SHELF HARDWARE.
The Largest and fvlost Complete Stock
IN HOOD RIVER.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
BEST IN THE WORLD.
-DEALERS IN .
AG R I CU LTURA L I M P L E"M E NTS
And Vehicles of all kinds at the very lowest prices.
Studehaker Wagons and Buggies,
Ca-zxtoxx Clipper II?1tx7-s
, Repairs for Wagons and Buggies on Hand.
I ' ' ' !. : . ..
It will pay you In cash to see us before ordering from Portland or elsewhere. We also have
in stock a full line of , .
- Bask etG .
Suitable for farmers and ever; body's use. - They are handy and cheap; Just the thing for
gathering fruil. , . - . .
SHOES AT WHOLESALE PRICES
S T O
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.
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Choice Fresh Meats;
Hams, Bacon, Lard,
And All Kinds of Game.
. ALSO, DEALERS IN . ;
FRUITS AMD VEGETABLES.
HOOD RIVER,, - - - - - . - - OREGON.
Misses Shoes, - - $1.00
Boy's Shoes, - - - 95
Old Ladies' Comfort,1.35