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FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1S96.
Ex-President Harrison is not an
active candidate for renomination. He
has no boom. The belief of his friends
is that none of the active candidates
will have strength enough to secure
the nomination on the first ballot at
the St. Louis convention, and that In
efforts at combinations a deadlock will
occur. General Harrison's name may
not even have been before the convert-
tion; his state, although anxious to see
him nominated, may not Instruct for
him and no other state would do so;
but at this stage of the game men
tioued, the demand for a strong candi
date is expected to bring forward Har
rison's imniD and develop the very
great respect in which he is held : by
people of all sections. ; The one man
Htrong alike In one section as another
will prevail. This Is the situation as
described by the friends of the ex-pres-ident
in Washington. ,
The Chronicle asks: "What Is the
matter with The Dalles being the proper
place for holding the republican state
convention? Portland has been well
treated by the committee for many
years, and it would be a graceful act to
give to the metropolis of Eastern Ore
gon the honor of being the convention
city. Every candidate and delegate
would be treated fairly and hospitably."
The Dalles. Is favorably situated for a
convention city and could furnish good
hotel ' accommodation for all who
would attend.' Col. Sinnotfs two big
hotels would alone take care of a good
ized ; convention. Eastern Oregon
should work for The Dalles, and if sue
cessful, it would help greatly to give
the congressional nomination to the
eastern part of the district. ' ;!
The tax levy for Wasco county as
fixed by the. county court for the year
' 1890 is 21 mills 4.8 mills state, 5 mills
1 state school fund, 10 mills for county
purposes, 1 mill for special road fund
' and 2-10 mill, to meet the indigent sol
dier and other special funds. - This on
a valuation of $3,043,108, the taxable
property of the'eounty as flxed by the
state board of equalization, will raise
$63,884.26 $30,421 for county purposes,
$3,042 for public roads, $14,602.12 state
taxes $15,210 54 state school fund, and
the balance for indigent soldiers' fund,
etc.. The levy of 21 mills is same as
last year. ' '
At Walla Walla, January 17tb, the
price of wheat took a sudden jump
from 41 and 43 cents to 50 cents a bushel.
One buyer, purchased 95,000 bushels of
blue stem at 50 cents, while another lot
, was sold for 50 cents. Buyers at
tributed the rise to the excessive de
mand for milling purposes on the Pa
cific coast. '
State Superintent Irwin is consider
ing the advisability of preparing a pro
gramme for ;tbe observance of Arbor
day the second Friday of April by
the public schools of the state; in ac
cordance with the provisions of the law
of 1880, which commands the observ'
nce of the day.' ' "
General Beebe, " commanding the
Oregon'National Guard, says 1,600 men,
including two batteries, can be.rendez
voused in Portland within 48 hours. -.
Senator McBride has made known
his position on the silver question and
Is in favor of sound money.
The petition of the Hood River Lum
bering company to have Hood river
declared a public highway for floating
logs, timlers, etc., was granted by tbe
county court,, and said, company was
. granted a lease of the river. .1 his lease
provides that tbe company shall im
prove the river and provides the rates
or ton to oe cnargea. Mountaineer.
We are informed by Captain Blow
ers, one of the commissioners that
no franchise was given to this com
pany while be was present and acting
with the commissioners', court j that
nothing further was done in the mat
ter except declaring the river a public
highway. But since bis return home
the county judge has communicated
with him over the telephone In regard
to granting this company tbe priv
ileges asked for. Captain Blowers ad
vised against granting the lease. It
has since been learned by some of our
citizens who have visited The Dalles
that the company secured the lease of
the river and have five years in which
to make' the improvements. Among
tbe items of toll it was learned that
. the company will be allowed to charge
85 cents a cord for cordwood. The
lease was granted, it is said, by the
county judge and county clerk. These
reports have created great excitement
among our citizens and the alleged ac
tlon of the county court is universally
condemned. . ' .' . .
Captain Blowers is mentioned by ills
republican friends for the legislature
mid also for county judge.
M. A. Moody of The Dalles is men
tioned as a 'possible candidate for congress.-'
, , .
Bo far only nine candidates have
been mentioned In Morrow county for
clerk, eight for county judge aud four
for representative, all republicans.
- E: M. Shutt, editor of the Antelope
Herald, wi l be u. candidate before the
republican convention for the nomina
tion for the legislature from Wasco and
We are reliably informed that M. P.
Isenberg will not work for the dem
ocratic ticket next election day.
The democratic state convention will
meet at Portland April Uth and the nu-
tional convention at Chicago July 7th.
The populist state convention will
meet at Salem February 22d and the
national convention at St. Louis July
A convention of the republican clubs
of Oregon will be held in Portland
February 5th. Reduced fare will be
given over the railroads.
Jf the populists have gained voters
In other parts of the state like they
have gained in Hood River valley they
will carry the state next June. But
it may be that the party here has bet
ter workers than can be found in other
parts. The overpowering eloquence of
Judge, L. Henry aud Lee Morse Is get
ting in its work on the republican
majority, and no man knows how his
old-time republican neighbor stands
politically nowadays. When these
two men come back from the state con'
vention, next month; they may com
as the nominees for important offices
What's the matter with Judge Henry
for supreme court judge and Lee Morse
for congress? ,
When the judges of election were an
nounced, last week, it was generally
supposed in Hood River that the re
publicans of West Hood River precinct
had secured two judges on tbe board,
and by many .it was thought the rea
son for this was that the democratic
county court had run out of democratic
material in the precinct when the one
democrat was appointed. But it has
since been learned that Mr. B. F. Shoe
maker is now a populist and that his
appointment was asked for by the pre
cinct committeeman. Mr. Shoemaker
had been a life-long republican. . ,
Death of Thomas H. McKay.
.'.The following account of the death
of Mr. Thomas H. McKay is taken
from the Port Townsend Leader of
January 16th, and is published in full
at the request of the family of deceased,
Mr. McKay and family resided several
years in this valley, on the farm now
owned by Mr. John Sipma. They
were , universally respected, and the
loss of the father will be mourned by
his ma.ny friends here: '
One'of the saddest deaths ever re-
corded In Port Townsend was that of
Thomas H. McKay, which occurred a
tew minutes betore 6 o'clock Jast even
ing, at his home on Taylor street.
ueatn was due directly to blood poison
ing, superinduced by a surgical oper
ation to relieve an abscess.
Mr. McKay was under the care of a
physician but a few days. Last Friday
aiternoon ne returned rrorn tne country
apparently well, but comnlained so
much next day that the family phy
sician, ur. xjyaii, Nwas canea in. au
examination proved that the case was
a serious one, and he was from that
time given the best of medical atten
tion and the most careful nursing. But
the patient gradually crew worse, and
on Tuesday Jbr.YVillison and Dr.Tucker
were called in consultation. Later in
the day Dr. Cobb was also called in. It
was then decided to perform an oper-
anon, ana inis was done yesterday af
ternoon dv ine puysicians mentioned,
The patient scarcely rallied after the
operation, although at times it seemed
that he wou-ld. -He passed peacefully
away without again recognizing any of
inose around nun. tie had prepared
for the worst and dictated his will just
Deiore suDmicung to tne Knue
.Deceased was an active, enercretic.
Christian man in life, and his years
were full of activity and push. , He was
born in Perth. Scotland. Julv 81. 1850.
When three years of age he was brought
by his parents to Nova Scotia, where
he remained till he was 10, and was
brought up in the railroad contracting
business. In ' 1870 he was married and
the followinK year came out to Oresron.
coming here in the year 1887. While
doing railroad work he operated in the
different capacities of contractor, road
master and superintendent, hio most
extensive operations in this line being
l ... if l.l. ,i , i i ,n i
in uuiuieuuuu wiui ine vxrauu irunK
line in Canada, He subsequently
worked on the Wisconsin and Central,
the O. R. and N.,' the Great Northern,
the Northern Pacific and the Union
Pacific as contractor or superintendent
At the time of his death he was inter
ested in the development of what gives
promise of being rich mining claims in
British Columbia. He was the father
of five children, three of whom are
dead. The other two are his son.
Thomas A., aged 17, and his daughter,
Leoua, aced 12. He leaves two sisters.
one of whom has been emoloved in the
department or tne interior at Washing
ton for a number of years. The other
is living in jNova ecotia. -- .t - . .
Deceased was .a member of the Meth
odist church of this place and also of
me a. u. li.. w. ine tunerai will be
held under the , auspices of the latter
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Digest of Land Decision.
Furnished by W. D. Harlan, Land Attorney,
, Washing n, D. CJ
Residence on land while it is covered
by the entry of another does not secure
any right against a contestant who in
stitutes proceedings to secure the can
cellation of said entry.
The forcible ejection of one who is
lawfully residing on a tract of land will
not operate to defeat his right as a set
tler thereon during " the period of en;
forced absence. "" ' " " .
Bncklen's Arnica Salve. v
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
Pharmacy. ; .v -, . :. . -:
' Prnning In Winter.
During the winter is one of the best
times for doing the necessary pruning.
There are two good reasons for this.
One is that there is more time then,
and this should insure more careful
work. The other is that under average
conditions the necessary , pruning
should be done while the trees are at
rest, rather than when they are grow
ing. But pruning should not be done
indiscriminately. In fact, cutting and
slashing without any particular reason
why it is done is almost if not quite as
bad as no pruning at all. Some prun
ing is necessary, not only to secure
more fruit and a better shaped tree, but
to maintain a better shaped tree. A
low, open, spreading head is better in
almost every way than a close upright
growth. There is less risk of high
winds injuring the trees or of blowing
off the fruit, while it will require less
labor and cost less to harvest the fruit
from low than from high ones. 'The
low, spreading heads will also shade
and protect the ' trees from the hot,
All dead, dying or diseased wood
should be cut out of trees as soon as no
ticed. It is of no possible advantage to
allow limbs or branches of this kind to
remain on the trees. . One of the best
plans of pruning is to commence when
the trees are set out. At that time the
tops should always be cut back ki pro
portion to the routs. If this is done
properly at the start and an annual
pruning is given after that the neces
sity for removing large limbs may be
largely if not entirely avoided. But no
limb or branch should be removed
without a good reason. Pruning, when
the tree is at rest, aids to promote fruit
ing and growth, while pruning during
the growing season tends to check
The pruning should not be done
while the tree is frozen. After the
work is done, gather up all the trash
and burn it. , It not only detracts from
the appearance of the orchard to have
the brush lying around under the trees,
but it affords a harboring place for
vermin. ' ,
Earlj and Late Easters. .
. Easter Sunday cannot happen earlier
than March 22d nor later than April
25th, but between these two dates it
has a range of 35 days. At the time of
the council of Nice,325 A. D., it was
agreed by the representatives present
that from that time forward Easter
should fall on the first Sunday after
the full moon -occurring on or next
after March 21st; or, in other words,
"on the first Sunday al'ter'the first full
moou after the sun crosses the line."
Since the above arrangement was
adopted by the great ecclesiastical
council referred to,-Easter has fallen
on March 22d and on every date be
tween that and April 25tu, but it is
only after long intervals of time that it
occurs on its extreme dates. In 1886
Easter fell on April 25th, its latest pos
sible date, an event which had not be
fore occurred during the present cen
tury, and which will not again occur
until the spring of 1943. The last time
Easter fell on its earliest date was in
1818. This will not happen again du
ring this century or tbe next. In 1895
it came surprisingly near breaking this
century's early Easter date record, fall
ing on March 25th. '
The Easter dates for tbe remainder
of the century are: 1896, April 5; 1897,
April 7; 1898, April 10; 1899, April 2;
1900, April 15. St. Louis Republic.
The Moro Observer contradicts the
story of Rev. Frank Spaulding's desti
tution in Brazil. It says: "A letter to
R. J. Glnn of this city from Mrs.
Spaulding, a - relative, speaks very.
cneeriuuy oi ineir nome ana prospects.
A boy was born to them Oct. 17th."
' The special legislative session of 1885
cost tbe state about $65,000, and a spe
cial session in 1896 would certainly
cost no less, and would probably ac
complish nothing. The taxes already
levied and assessed will have to be col
lected whether or not tbe legislature is
convened, so that the taxpayer will
gain no relief by ths measure. More
over, if there is' a true disposition; to
economize, it is easy for the statetof
ficers to withhold ' expenditures of
money in many cases where the .ap
propriation seems too large until the
regular session, when the same relief
can be obtained without tbe expense of
a special session. Dalles Chronicle.
Some time ago L. S. Wright, for
many years connected with the Port
laud post office in the free delivery de
partment, was bound over to await tbe
action of the grand jury on the cbafge
of destroying certain mail matter. , At
tne time ot nis preliminary examina
tion Mr. Wright explained the matter,
fully showing that his arrest was an
exhibition of petty spite work on. the
part of a neighbor and relative. It
seems he had carried home to read a
few public documents that had been
uncalled for at the office, tons of such
matter piling up and becoming a nui
sance, until the postmaster is finally
forced to destroy it. . The federal grand
jury fully exonerated Mr. Wright by
reporting mere was no evidence against
him in connection . with the charge
preierred. Koseourg paper. :
F. H. Rowe, who is president of th
Rowe Lumber Co., located at Lvle. in
Klickitat county, is in a state of ex
uberance over the prospect of high
water in the Big Klickitat next sum
mer and the stacks of money that can
be made running logs down tbe stream.
If we had what money has been lost
running logs down the Klickitat, we
wouldn't envy any man what he could
make at that business next summer.
The lesidence of Mr. Briggs of Cas
cade Locks was burned i last Saturday
nignt. jjOss, $sw; partly insured.
Two Lives Saved.
Mrs.Phoebe Thomasof Junction City,
III., was told by her doctors she had con
sumption and that there was no hope for
her, but two bottles of Dr. King's New
Discovery completely cured her.and she
says It saved her life. Mr.Thos. Eggers,
iav JMoriaast;., Ban i? rancisco, suttered
from a dreadful cold. aPDroachinsr con
sumption, tried without result every-
tningeise, men DougntonebottieofUr.
King'sNew Discovery and in two weeks
was cured. He is naturally thankful. It
is such results, of which these Hre sam
ples.that prove the wonderful efficucv of
this medicine in coughs and colds. Free
trial bottles at Hood River Pharmacy.
Regular size 50c and $1. "' i
The kaolin mines at Mosier are val
uable, the product being worth $50 a
ton at the mine. The mine is being
worked by a tunnel run into the side
of the mountain, and tbe cost of taking
the kaolin out is comparatively light.
Thirty-two tons of it was shipped to
New York last year, where It met with
ready sale. .
The Ex-President to Marry.
Ex-President Harrison has author
ized the announcement that he and
Mrs. Dimmick are engaged to be mar
ried, and that the marriage will not
take place till after Lent.
Mrs. Dimmick, to whom the general
is engaged, was a niece of Mrs. Har
son. She practically governed Mr.
Harrison's household in Indianapolis',
and directed the household affairs of
the yhite house during the period that
Mrs. Harrison was sick, and prior to
her death. That Mrs. Dimmick was a
favorite with the then president in
Washington is without doubt. At all
state functions she received with Mrs.
Harrison, and acted in her place later
when she was sick. She Is 40 years of
age, tall, and a strikingly Handsome
brunette. ' .' - ;
Who require medicine to regulate the
bowels and kidneys, will find the true
remedy in Electric Bitters. This medi
cine does not stimulate and contains no
whisky nor other intoxicant, but acts as
a tonic and alterative. It acts mildly on
stomach and bowels, adding strength
and giving tone to the organs, thereby
aiding Nature in the performance of the
functions. , Electric Bitters is an excel
lent appetizer und aids digestion. Old
people find 1 just exactly what they
need. Price 50c and $1 per bottle at
Hood River Pharmacy.
Notice In hereby given by The Water Supply
Company of Hood River Valley to old pa
trons ot the company, that their applications
for water must be received on or before Jan.
25, 18H6, In order to have prior rights. Also,
notice Is hereby given to all applicants for
water that the directors of the compauy will
meet in Hood River on February 8. 18fc. at 10
o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of
considering applications for water, contract
ing and approving securities for payment of
By order of the president. '
JiO ; WM. DAVIDSON, Secretary.
A bargain In a second-hand top Buggy; one
man-weight cultivator; three heating stoves,
one Cook .Stove, Lawn Mower, Stone Jars and
Glass Fruit Jars.. If you don't see what you
want, ask for it.
Also, remember my residence property can
be bought very cheap before I leave Hood
River, which will be the latter part of this
month. , ..',.-.. D.F.PIERCE.
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Hood River
Armory Association will be held on
Saturday, February 1, 1896,
At 2 o'clock, P. M., In Hood River, for the
election of officers and the transaction of such
other business that may come before the
meeting. By order of the president.
W. H. BISHOP, Secretary.
One yellow steer, 4 years old; one light red
heifer, 2 years old; and one cow, deep red.wlth
a few white spots, about 4 years old. All are
branded "J. K." on left hip and left ear
cropped. The cow is supposed to have a young
calf. I will pay a reward for information
that will lead to their recovery.
J8 - 4 . , Hood River, Or.
H .- Lost.
A bunch of keys on a leather string. They
were lost during the week of the bazaar at the
Langllle house. Finder will please leave
with T. C. Dallas. , . . ..
House and corner lot in Hood River for sale
cheap. . Inquire at the Bakery. , . .; ; , sett ,
200 acres of unimproved land for sale. on the
East Side, 6 miles from town, 87 to J10 an acre.
Other land, about half cleared, $20 an acre.
Well Improved land, S80 an acre. Plenty of
water for Irrigation. Will sell in 20 or 40-acre
tracts. Inquire at Glacier office. Je22
' ; TO CREDITORS. '
' Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed by the honorable
county court of Wasco county, Oregon ad
ministrator of the estate ot Martha Purser, de
ceased. All persons having claims against
said estate aro notified to present the same to
me in tooa iiver, wasco county, Oregon,
within six months of the date of this notice, i
, Dated November 11, 1895.
A. 8. BLOWERS, --- s
Administrator of the Estate of Martha Purser,
WM. T1LLETT, Proprietor.
Grower and dealer In choice Nursery stock.
He has tbe only stock of the , . '
The best of red apples, and as long a keeper as
the Yellow Newtown.
I have about 20,000 apple trees of the best va
rieties growing In my nursery.. All standard
varieties are grafted from the best stock In
Hood River. , Jel5.
i In the Apple Belt.
Some of the best apple land in Hood River
valley, improved or unimproved, for sale In
lots of 10, 20 or 80 acres. Situated on the East
Side.- Good stream of water flows through
the land. Terms cheap. For further partic
ulars Inquire at Glacier office, , - ; Jal7 -
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Crayon Work and Enlarging at Moderate Prices.
MOUNTAIN STAGE AND LIVERY CO.
OF HOOD RIVER,OR., WILL CONDUCT GENERAL
Comfortable conveyances to all parts of Hood River Valley and vicinity. Heavy dray
ing and transferring done with care and promptness. AUo, dealers in ' -
A G R I C U LT URA L IMP L E M E N T S
And Vehicles of All Kinds.
Call and see our stockJwuTget prices; they are interesting. ' ;
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Choice Fresh. Meats,
Hams, Bacon, Lard,
And All Kinds of Game.
'"'''.. . ALSO, DEALERS IN '-
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
HOOD RIVER, - - - ...... OREGON.
Tiie ZEletce : for Bsura.iri.sl
Our store has Just received a fine line of Boots and Shoes and other goods which we are
offering at prices that will suit you, every time. Our Felt Boots are the best article for solid
comfort ever brought to a ood River. Read the price list of some of our goods, as follows:
Felt Boots, for solid comfort, - $2.50
Men's Solid Leather Boots, large sizes, - 1.60
Ladies' Dress Shoes, - - - - 1.00
Ladies' Patent Leather Tip, - - - 1.60
Ladies' Solid Leather, heavy, - - 1.75
Old Ladies' Comfort, .... g.co
Men's Shoes, rivet, the best, - - 2.75
Men's Congress, - - . - - 1.75
Little Red SchoolHouse Shoes,from $1.25 to 1.75
All Other Goodsin Proportion.
We are agents for America's Largest Woolen Mills, and have 100 dlfforcnt stvles of gent',
and ladies' samples of cloth to choose from. We will take your measure for tailor-mad.
suit from cloth direct from the mills. Fit and satisfaction guaranteed for less money than
you ever heard of. Try us. i - . .
B. R. ; TUCKER, Tucker, Oregon.
; WE HAVE ADOPTED THE
C -A. S IS SIS!!
And shall endeavor to merit custom by QUALITY as well as QUANTITY.
W & BROSIUS,
Hood 2RIv-er Ja.&xicxx&G'y.
UNDERTAKER AND EMB AL MER 0fA Bufiafn" a Unaf.
Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, etc., etc. Agent for the Bridal Veil Lumber Company.
DEALERS IN '
Dry Goods, Clothing,
v Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps,
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
FLOUR, FEED AND SHELF HARDWARE.
The Largest and Most Complete Stock
IN HOOD RIVER.
C. M. WOLFARD,
. ' . DEALER IN , ;
GreiGLeral ; 2eroDn.a,zi.d-ise,
Sells only for CASH at , , ' '
bun ya&'ti 1 iO
, : We invite trade of close buyers. .
WE WANT YOUR TRADE.
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