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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1395.
Portland merchants are now suffer
ing frou the effects of cheap trans
portation. The war of rates between
the O. R. and N. Co. and the Southern
Pacific has reduced the fare between
Portlaud and San Francisco to a figure
that makes it cheaper to travel than
stay at home. While the Portland in
dustrial fair was running and trans
portation companies reduced the fare
to less than half the regular price, the
country merchant suffered by the
thousands flocking to the city. Coun
try people, while in the city, generally
bought supplies ahead as far as their
money would go, and left their home
merchant without customers. San
Francisco is a bigger city than Port
laud, and somehow people seem- to
think they can always get better bar
gains in a lurge city. It is estimated
that between $20,000 and $30,000 are
taken out of Portland every five days
since the cheap fares commenced, and
the holidays are close at hand, with -10
assurance that the war will be over by
that time. Portland is now taking a
little of her own medicine.
Congress will convene next Monday
It is believed the president in his mes
sage will adhere strictly to his previous
utterances in regard to the tariff and
financial questions, and it is altogether
probable that these subjects, with that
of ogr foreign affairs, will occupy near
ly the tvhole message, to the exclusion
of all other matter. It is believed the
president will commend the present
tariff as a step in the direction. of light
ening the burdens of the people, and,
though it has thus far failed to bring a
sufficient amount of revenue to satisfy
the needs of the government, it may
be expected to do so under normal
business conditions. Already the in
creasing receipts from customs and in
ternal revenue show a gradual return
to business prosperity, and iu the near
future receipts from these sources
should meet all theilegitimate expenses
of the government. It is not likely,
'therefore, that Mr. Cleveland will rec
ommend any increase in the tariff.
Complaint . was made to Horticul
tural Commissioner Dosch in Portland
by a fruit grower of Southern Oregon
that he couldn't sell his good apples in
Portland for the reason that the mar
ket was filled with wormy and inferior
fruit. Mr. Dosch therefore, ordered
that commission men should receive
no more wormy apples. This will be
good for all fruit growers who spray
their trees iinrl tn1ii niiliw tn nmrUttt.
only sound apples, and if the order can
be enforced it will prove of great ben
efit to Hood River. But it will prove
a serious matter for the farmers of the
Willamette valley, where the codlin
moth is most destructive and where
the fruit growers seem slow to learn
the use of the spray. It will also prove
a hardship on consumers, who can
often buy the wormy apples and make
good use of them "when they might
think they are not able to buy sound
and higher prided apples.
Hood River ' fruit growers should
profit by their experience with , the
wooly aphis on trees shipped here re
cently and prepare to raise their own
trees or' give encouragement sufficient
to home nurseries to grow them. Now
would be a good time to order your
trees for next year's planting. If our
home nurserymen are given orders
now, they can furnish. plenty of good
healthy one-year-olds from the graft by
' this time next fall to supply the valley.
' The history of the defunct income
tax is incorporated in the annual re
port of the commissioner of internal
revenue. From the figures presented
it is shown that if the supreme court
had declared the . law constitutional,
the government would' have been in
easy circumstances, financially, today.
The amount of individual taxes re
turned was $6,128,061.45, and of cor
porate taxes $9,815,097.24, or a total of
The Mitchell Monitor came outlast
week under the management of A. C.
Palmer, who says in his salutatory
that, "while the Monitor will not al
low itself to be governed or influenced
uy partisanship, yet it will be an earn
est supporter and advocate of the prin
ciples of the republican party.'' i
Big Irrigation Schemes.
Experience has taught the numerous
farmers and fruit growers of Hood
River valley that the lands of that sec
tion are more productive, when irri
gated, and as a result of this experience
two large irrigation schemes' have been
Inaugurated. The East Side Water
Supply Co. and the East Fork Irriga
tion Co. have been consolidated under
the name of the East Fork Irrigation
Co. The new organization will com
mence operations at once constructing
ditches and flumes. This ditch will
cover all the tillable land on the east
side of the valley, and when completed
"Will furnish filirrii'ii,mt. vvut-ar t tn-iiruta
every farm in that section.
. On the west -side of the river prep
arations are being made to construct a !
ilileli mid flu mo Mint vi- tit fiirrir K nnn !
inches of water, which is estimated to!
vhe sufficient to irrigate from 5.000 to J
8,000 acres of land.. To construct the
necessary flumes for . this immense
ditch 200,000 feet of lumber will be re
quired, and Mr. Frank Davenport has
begun erecting a mill on the river with
which to supply the lumber. When
these irrigating schemes are perfected,
what the producing power of Hood
River valley will be is almost beyond
conjecture." Already it is the garden
spot of Eastern Oregon; but when 20,
000 acres of such fruit land is brought
under systematic irrigation, that valley
will undoubtedly become one of the
.greatest fruit producing sections of the
world. Mountaineer. .
And the Old Man was Right.
Hood River, Nov. 20, 1895. Editor
Glacieb: : I bad been, reading of the
great advances of modern science in
the direction of means of rapid transit,
both by land and water, and also of
the yet unsolved problem of aerial nav
igation, and failing into an idle reverie,
I wondered if the. time would ever
come withiu my short period of exist
ence when' I should be able to bestride
a flying Pegasus and visit remote
quarters of the globe as easily as I
would now mount my horse and ride a
dozen miles. I was suddenly aroused
from my reverie by finding myself sur
rounded by a sort of gleaming nimbus,
or halo, that filled considerable space
and was occupied by a number of very
intelligent looking people. I turned
about in amazement, when I was ac
nosted by a pleasant looking official,
who, as though in answer to my look
of inquiry, informed me that we were
making a rapid transit of the earth. I
was so astonished at. the whole pro
cedure,' the appearance of . the people
and the strange greeting of the conductor,-
that I could scarcely collect
myself sufficiently to make inquiries,
vhen I realized that we were traveling
"through space at an incredible rate of
speed. - - --
A feeling of joy and gladness came
over me. My companions also seemed
happy but silent; so I concluded to
make no inquiries, but await develop
ments. Casting my eyes downward, I
saw that we were passing over the
country east of the Rocky Mountains.
Instinctively, I looked for the buffaloes
and, wild Indians which formed so dis
tinctive a feature.of those regions years
ago when first, to gratify 'a romantic
love for adventure, I began to roam
those desert wastes. But there were
no buffalo nor wild, grim warriors- of
the plains. Instead I saw many herds
of sheep and cattle, and occasionally a
few .bleaching bones scattered about,
among which I recognized the unmis
takable broad skulls and short, thick
horns of the buffalo. And clustered
about a government post I saw a few
tepees and miserable shacks, from
amid which a thin wreath of smoke
silently drifting away seemed to typify
the' departing soul of a dying race.
The army post was silent also, save
that I heard the night sentry's call of
"Half-past one, and all's well.''
As we sped along, the streams rapid
ly grew larger, the farms thicker and
vegetation more rank and luxuriant,
until I saw that we were passing over
St. Louis. To our left I saw the great
city by the inland sea, much of it
clearly outlined against the waters of
the' lake. Next, Cincinnati,' with its
puffing and smoking steamers; and
now a beautiful country bordering the
Ohio river and its tributaries; and soon
my birthplace, came to view, a mere
speck among the hills and valleys near
our' route, but I recognized it as. the
very center of the uni verse. I 'aid wc uld
have stopped, but such I learned would
have been impossible. I next saw the
everlasting smoke of Pittsburg, and
passing over the forest-clad- slopes of
the Alleghenies, Washington and the
Potomac came to view, with a steamer
slowly tolling its bell the while it was
passing Mt. Vernon. , It was now
broad daylight, and iri a few moments
the Atlantic . ocean was in -view, its
heaving waters glistening in the bright
sunshine, as the earth came rolling to
ward us like an immense shining ball,
for it did not seem that we were
What a grand sight was that mighty,
heaving ocean! The sails of the ships
gleaming in the sun as they quickly
rose to view in our front, or lazily nod
ding over the waves, as they' seemed to
sink to sleep in our rear; the great
steamships defiantly pushing their iron
prows through the angry waves, their
black smoke trailing behind them as
though iu scorn of Nature's feeble
powers. We were occasionally joined
by other voyagers from somewhere in
space, and occasionally some of our
own would shoot off, at a given signal,
in the direction of some other planet. '
Anon the, shores of Merry England
hove in view, with her smoking fac
tories, her smiling moors and her teem
ing population of contented and self
sufficient people.- Next, the sunny
plains of France, her passionate and
energetic . people busily preparing for
their next move toward the Teutonic
border; Germany, contentedly making
hersauer krout and beer, her face to
ward France the while she defiantly
sang the "Watch on the Rhine." And
then dead old Italy, with an autumn
like haze hanging over it, came to
view; and next Turkey, her' fine land
scapes shrouded 'neath a. sulphurous
smoke, through which came the groans
of dying men and the wails of despair
ing women. And now, ns Persia rolled
in view, I began to look for the original
home of the race, the site of the Garden
of Eden. I turned to one of my com
panions, hoping to get some informa
tion as to the exact spot, but he referred
me to a patriarchal looking old gentle
man who had joined us en route, and
whom he assured me would be able to
give the desired information. I ac
costed the old gentleman and made
known my desire, but he smilingly
told that we were not yet iu that vi
cinity, but that he would be able to
gratify my wish before the voyage was
ended. Turning again to the pano
ramic view unrolling before us, I was
struck with pity as I saw the dejected
look on the faces of the poor Pariahs of
India, ""hina seemed to be shocked
and surprised as though she did not
yet fully realize what had hurt her,
but I frequently heard her call the
name of the great Genghis Kan; and
sweeping over the shores of heroic lit
tle Japan, we were again above a gently
Whales spouting here and there, a
sailing fleet or two in the distance,
while off to our right seemed a tremen
dous outburst of volcanic fires in the
distant islands of Hawaii. And sweep
ing over the Pacific, we Were again
nearing home. I now turned again to
the, pleasant old gentleman whom I
had accosted while passing over Persia1,
thinking that he had no doubt forgot-'
ten his promise to- me, when I noticed
that he was intently gazing at one of
the snow-clad peaks of the Cascade
mountains, and speaking first, he
asked me what we called that white
cone rising off there to the southeast.
"That," said I, "is Mount Hood, and
nurses the life germs of a stream that
waters the finest apple growing region
in. North America."
"Alas!'? said the old man, seeming
not to have heard the last part of my
statement, "have they forgotton their
mother!" And casting his eyes to
ward the northeast, he again asked,
"And what do you call that peak over
there?" , '". ""'.."
"That." lanswered, "is Mt. Adams."
"Something," he mused, "of the old
name still seems to cling about it;"
and turning a searching glance along
our valley, he added, "and a hint of its
original character is still seen in the
names of some of its ranches as well as
of its principal products. But, alas!
alas! how sadly changed since I was
here before." The old man was vis
ibly affected, and though I am not
sure, yet I believe he wept. Address
ing me again, he said: ( .-'
"And now, my son, you asked me to
point out to you the" site of the Garden
of Eden. There it is that little valley
surrounded by an amphitheatre of
hills and watered by the little river
that rises under the icd-capes of what
you are pleased to call Mount Hood."
He was in the act of turning away,
and the conductor slowed iip for me to
get off. , But my curiosity now knew
no bounds, both on accoun t of what he
had just told me and because of his
strange inquiries and mysterious .re
marks; so I blurted out (in a manner
which showed more my astonishment
than my good breeding), "Who in the
world are you, and 'whence this in
He answered, "My name is Adam.
Yonder peak off to the north was the
monument heaped above my earthly
grave, and that shining cone off there
to the south hides the earthly remains
of my own beautiful Eve." And cast
ing a reproachful glance at me, he con
tinued, "But her degenerate children
have forgotten her." . "' ,
Just then the conductor shouted,
"Change, electricity for planet Mars!"
and waving his hand with an "Au re
vojr, we'll meet again," Old Adam was
gone; while I turned away, hoping it
might be a long, long time before our
next meeting. Shabdu.
Wants to Know.
Hood River, Nov. 25, 1895. Editor
Glacier: As Mr. Willis Brown of the
Oregon Fruit Union has corrected, the
statement ; made in regard to Mr.
Henry's Silver prunes, he will prob
ably be willing to ease my mind in re
gard to a shipment made by me on
September 6th, containing four prates
Of Hungarian prunes, thirteen of Silver
and neven Petites, for which Jf hold
Mr. Forbes' receipt.' Under date' of
September 10th I have receipt of Ore
gon Fruit Union and stating that the
same were shipped in car 31,804. Un
der date of September 25th . I have
statement as follows:
Telegraphic advices report car 31.804
selling: Pears (over ripe), $1.30 to $1.50;,
piums, oo to sue; prunes, 7oc. to $1. .
Oregon Fruit Union.
I have statement of October 22d that
car No. 31,804 sold in Philadelphia, for
which 1 am credited 13 crates Silver
prunes, 85c, $11.05; 4 crates Hungarian
prunes at 80c, $3.20; transportation,
$6.63; icing, 51c; rebate, $1.42 leaving
balance of $5.69. Under date of Oct.
21st, same car as above, 7 crates of Pe
tite prunes at 60c, or 15cv less than any
prunes (according to their own state
ment) sold for in that car. I was
charged on' the same, freight, $2.73;
icing, 21c; rebate, 42c, leaving me 84c
for 7 crates of prunes to pay for boxes,
packing, etc. I called Mr. Forbes' at
tention to the fact that I got 15c. less
per box than any prunes sold for in
car No. 81,804, and he said he would
see about it, and that has been theend
of the matter. Now, if Mr. Brown
will explain how this happened, I will
be satisfied. V It is not the 15c I want;
just want to know. C. L. Morse.-'
A Household Treasure.
D V. Fuller of Canajoharie, N. Y.,
says that he always keeps Dr. King's
New Discovery in the house, and his
! family has always found the very best
results follow its use; that he would not
be wit bout it if procurable. G. A. Dy ke
man,druggist,Catskill, N. Y., says that
Dr. King's New Discovery is undoubt
edly the best cough remedy; Jhat he has
used it in his family for eisht years, and
it has never failed to do all that isclaim
ed for it. Why not try a remedy so long
tried and tested. Trial bottles free at the
Hood River Pharmacy. Regular size
50c and $1. ''."""'
The Klickitat Republican says Jacob
Richardson, deputy United States sur
veyor, left that place' last Tuesday for
Wjhite Salmon, where he will arrange
to survey for the government until
about time snow flies.
It nek leu's Arnica Salve. ' ,
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns, and all skin eruptions, and pos
itively cures piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac
tion or money refunded,, Price, 25 cts
per box. For' sale at the Hood River
Notice for Publication
Land Office at The Dulles, Oregon, Nov. 19,
1805. Notice Is hereby given that the following-named
settler has filed notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore Register and Receiver at The Dalles, Ore
gon, on January 4, 1895, viz:
'JOHN F. DODSON,
Hd. E. No. 4268, for the north northwest
southwest northwest and northwest
northeast W section 84, township 2 north,
range 10 east, W. M.
He names the fallowing witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
Clarence Knapp, Charles Murphy, Peter
Odell and John Lenz, all of Hood River, Or.
n22d27 J AS. F. MOORE, Register.
NOTICE FOR UBLICATION.
Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, Nov.
10, 1895. Notice is hereby given, that the
following-named settler has tiled notice of
his intention - to make final proof In
support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before Register and Receiver at
The Dalles, Oregon, on December 80, 1895, viz:
' CHESTER WELDS, --. ,
Hd. E. No. H528, for the lot 2, section 81, and
lots 1 and 2, section 30, township 8 north,range
He names the Mowing-witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon andcultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
T. H. Emerson, Wm. Buskirk, J. N. Rey
nolds and Wm. Foss, ail of Hood River, Or.
n22d27 JAS. F. MOORE, Register.
Whom it May Concern.
f wish to settle all outstanding accounts.
If I have missed any one, please address me
at Linnton, Oregon. . JAMES E. FJEAK. .
Wagon for Sale.
A cood second-hand waeron for sate or trade.
Apply to : E. D. CALKINS,
nio , ... ' aootx tuver ur.
Fruit Farm for Sale.
I will sell my .place, 2 miles from the town
of Hood River, near a graded school, contain
ing 40 acres, good house and barn, strong
spring,, wind mill, 1 acres in orchard,
acre in strawberries, all fenced, including
stock and farm 1 mplements, for $1800. -
nl ;. FRED HOWE, Hood River. .
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 24,
1S95. Notice is hereby given that the following-named
settler -has filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore W. R. Dunbar, Commissioner U. S.-Cir-cult
Court for District of Washington, at his
office In Goldendale, Wash., on Dec. 10, 1895,
. WILLIAM B, COLE, '-,''. ..
H. E. No. 7744 for the S. y of S. E. sec
tion 29, township 6 north, range 12 east, Wil
lamette Meridian. , . ,
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residei.ee upon and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
Bert C. Dymond and Courtland W. Chap
man of Hulda P. O., Washington; Robert Bar
ker and Richard Granville of (ilenwood P. O.,
nldB . GEO. H. STEVENSON, Register.'
Horses for Sale or Trade
Four head of Horses; one 6-; ear old mare,
one 4-year-old gelding, and two coming a
year-old colts sired by "Midnight;" dams be
long to F. II. Button. ' F. 0. BROSIUS.
I will lease on lavorable terms one of the
best and very earliest tracts of Strawberry
land in this section. Five acres or more in
fine condition for planting this fall. For full
Particulars call on or address me at White
almon, Wash. ol8 A. H. JEWETT.
Twenty-five acres off the Glenwlld Place
anciently called "Pole Flat." House and
cleared Jand; plenty of water; fine apple land.
Also, 20 acres near town, joining T. L. Eliot.
Includes buildings, cleared land, fine springs,
fine oaks, views of Columbia river. Hood
river rapids, etc. , - T. R. COON.
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Ladies needing n competent nurse, on rea-
souauie-ierms, apply to
MRS. E. B. FULTON,
o3 .'...-.,. Hood River, Oregon.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 15,
1895. Notice is hereby given that the following-named
claimant has filed notice of his in
tention to make final proof in support of his
claim, under section 8 of the Act of Septem
ber 29, 1890, and that said proof will be made
before the Register and Receiver of the U. 8.
Land office at Vancouver, Wash., on De
cember 4, 1895, viz:
ranee 10 east.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his claim to said land, viz:
John Olarkson of White Salmon, Wash:
and Amos Underwood, Edward Underwood
and Harry Olsen, all of Hood River, Oregon.
GEO. H. STEVENSON, Register.
Farm to Rent.
' I will rent for CA-H, my Hood River
farm (excepting residence) for a term of years.
It has about Ave acres of Clark's Seedling
strawberries, one acre of Royal Ann cherries,
one acre Crawford peaches. Abundance of
water for Irrigation. Apply, for further ln-
MR. or MRS.H. C. COE.
Hood River, Or.
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WE WANT YOUR TRADE.
The owner of South Wancoma needs money, and to get the same he has directed us to
make such a reduction In prices that it will sell. Now, whether you want to buy or not. Just
read over the list and see what we will do. , . ' ,
Here's Our First Bargain!
And If you think you can come within $100 an acre of our price anywhere around it, Just
hunt it up and buy it for a sni.p. We have two blocks of 5 aores each directly back of the
new school house that can be had for $750 each. This is at the rate of 8150 per acre, and wo
know that the owner, less than a year ago, refused S1T6 per acre for same ground.
Bargain No. 2.
A reduction of 25 per cent on all lots in South Tacoma, viz:
$300 Lots for - -
$200 Lots for - ? . .
$ 120 Lots for - : -, - - -':
$ 100 Lots for ; - -"..'.' - -
Bargain No. 3.
An S-room hard-finished house, with six
town, only f 1200. - - . . -. .
Bargain No. 4.
A 7-room hard-finished house, with three
Bargain No. 5.
25 acres of meadow land, all tinder fence,
, We have also several other tracts of land
prices. Now, if you know anything about
nothing equal to these prices has eyer been kno wn, nor will they remain long on the market
For any further Information, apply to ' , V - ; ' ,
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' ' . , , ticultural fair or at our store.
Lime, Sulphur and Salt, perponnd by the hundred weight ..........
Sulphur and Vitriol, per pound by the hundred weight
Soap, Sulphur, Caustic Soda and Lye, per pound by the hundred weight
Rosin and Salsoda, per pound by the hundred weight......................
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We keep a full line of insecticides and spray
ask forit, and if obtainable we will get It.
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