The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, February 28, 1896, Image 2

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    . . 5cod Jiver Slacier.
No hard times with Hood River
Bpple growers. Here is a statement
from J. M. Hixson & Co. of Seattle on
n consignment of 24 boxes of apples
shipped by Mr. II. Frigge, which
ought to be considered satisfactory.
We publish the statement and letter in
full, m follows:
j 8katti.e, Wash., Feb. 24, 1890. Mr. H.
Prigs, Hood Hiver, Or., In iiccount with J. M.
Jilxson A Co.:
(bJ2 bxs 4-tler Baldwins, gold ?2, $ 4 00
5 bxs 6-tier, $1.75..... 8 75
bxs5-ticrSpitzenber(5S.2... 18 00
Q bxs4-tlerSpitz 4soldatJ2,
and i at $2.25..... 9 00
Total .... 47 75
Freight $7.45, hauling 50c,com.,$4.80, 12 75-85 00
Veb. 25 Chec. : $35 00
; Dear Bin All we can nay Is, your apples on
hand not reported on are going at about the
Duine an those reported. The lint shipment is
- l the depot, arrived a few minutes ago. Will
get them up soon. If you have more Spitz,
italdwlns, or iifuct any apples you raise, we
cun get the top price. We want some Yellow
Newtown Pippins, to show these follows what
can be raised at Hood Klver. , They all think
Yakima and Walla Walla excel with that va
riety, Wenatchee beats Hood River on Ben
pavls. You beat all on Baldwins and Spitz.
J. M. Hixson fc Co.
The friends of the tariff" bill in the
senate have given up all hope of its
passage during this session. Five free
silver republicans refuse to vote for any
tariff bill unless a free-silver measure is
first adopted by the senate. And prob
ably if these free-silver senators needed
more votes to defeat the tariff bill they
could get them from among the repub
lican senators from the Northwest.
Oregon's senior senator still votes for
tli tariff bill,' but his successor's elec
tion Is not far off, and he can't afford
to take any chances. It will be a long
time before the Wilson hill will be re
filled in its entirety, and if the income
tax feature of the bill had been allowed
to stand, there would be sufficient rev
enue to run the government and our
"infant industries" would not suffer
for protection.
Th Fossil Journal tells of a "Mother
Hubbard" dance held at Winlock school
, house, where the boys carried too much
tangle foot, and a free and easy fight
was the consequence. One of the boys
got a rap on the breast bone from a
1 pistol in the hands of an old lady and
bad to be carried to a neighbor's, where,
at lust accounts, he was under the care
of a doctor. Soon after the fracas, sup
per wus called, and all hands sat down
and njoyed a ' first-class repast, as if
nothing out of the ordinary had taken
pliK', After supper everything went
well, there being only one more fight,
and the dance was enjoyed greatly by
Mil present. '
. A meeting of the republican county
central committee was held at The
Dalles lost Saturday. It was decided
to hold the county convention on Sat
urday, March : 28th, and it was recom
mended that country precincts hold
their primary conventions on March
21st, at '2 p. m. The basis of represent
ation was fixed at one delegate at large
for each 25 votes or fraction of over
oue-half thereof cast for Governor Lord
at the last general election. .
1 The deficiency in the revenues of
' the government amounts to about $30,
000,000 a year. The Income tax, if it
had been allowed to stand, would have
covered this, and there would be no
need now of tariff tinkering to increase'
the revenue. The Wilson bill complete
would have been all right as a revenue
producer. ; 1 "' ' ' ' ''
Although the time for the nominat
ing conventions of the different polit
ical parties is close at hand, we have
heard no' mention of any one for a
county office xcept Captain Blowers
i for county judge. Hood River candi
dates nay be plentiful enough when
the conventions meet.'
, Senator Dubois says the silver repub
licans of the Northwest will' permit no
tariff legislation in this congress or any
ither that does not recognize free sil
er, and the same issue will be raised
the St. Louis convention.
Hon. Johb Michell of The Dalles
- will address the lepublicans at Grass
Valley; Sherman county, March 7th.
"Bill Nye," America's greatest (hu
morist, died at his home in North Car
olina, last Saturday. .
Soldiers' Pensions In the Homes.
Hon. W. R. Dunbar of Goldendale,
member of the board of trustees of the
soldiers' home at Orting, Wash., fur
ulshed the Agriculturist with the fol
lowing information: -.
"Some criticism having been made
of the management of the Washington
Soldiers' home at Orting, and it being
asserted that in most ' other states the
pension of the inmate was turned over
to him entire,, we have taken the
trouble to ascertain the facts from the
report of General Franklin, president
of the board of inspectors of homes in
the states. But two f tates, Illinois and
Michigan, take none of the pensions of
inmates; Kansas, Nebraska and Ver-
niont take all. Minnesota, New
Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode
Island take all but $2 to $4 per month.
South Dakota and Connecticut take all
for dependents, if any, and balance to
home.- Wisconsin and New Jersey
have a graded assessment for the home.
, Pennsylvania takes 80 per cent. Ohio
charges for postage, etc., and takes half
the pensions. Iowa appropriates all
but one-tenth.' New lork takes all
i but $6 per month. Washington takes
j but one-fourth, and this Sum is Used to
i pay such inmates as can do light work
in the home and hospital for their ex
j tra duty; provided the pension is more
than $4 per month. Jt only M or less,
he retains it for his own use; and pro
vided further, if the pensioner has a
family he is required' to send to his
family the whole of it. . The board of
managers of the national homes rec
ommend that the pensions of all in
mates of homes cease entirely during
such time as they continue inmates,
but no such action has been taken, and
the boards of all .homes are given dis
cretionary control of pension money of
all inmates so long as they continue
inmates." .' . -. . ,
In Answer to W. L. A . :
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of
thistles? Matt, vii., 10. .'."
Editor Glacier: In your last issue
you permit W. L. A. to draw Ills aword
and throw away the scabbard, so, as
master of ceremonies, you will no doubt
allow an obscure champion to ariscand
enter the lists.
We have reason to thank God that
such case-hardened specimens as W.
L. A. do not predominate among the
human kind; nevertheless there is
enough of them in existence to cause a
running sore in every community.
I have met such persons in many
places, and a curious lump of contra
dictions they always are. In one breath
they rave at their maker and revile all
the efforts which their lellow men
make to restrain evil and lift the fallen.
In the next breath they tell with pride
of their good mothers and of their fine
old Covenenter ancestry; tacitly ad
mitting that any trace of decency that
may have ever dwelt in their systems
had its origin in Christianity.
What will descendants owe to such
progenitors? If their progeny end on
the gallows, who will be to blume? If,
by the grace of God, they rise superior
to their training, what a pang it will
cause them when they contemplate the
rotten link that once existed in their
chain of antecedents. '.
Allowing that Christianity is a mere
chimera, as W. L. A. would have us
believe, what a blessed thing it is, after
all. Who wants to get away it?
Only a short time ago I talked with a
man who lias nearly the same antip
athy for churches and religion which
W. L A. seems to have. We lives
nearer 'a church than 1 do, and in the
midst Of poorer soil, but lie assured me
that because of his church environ
ments, land was selling like hot cukes
in his neighborhood, for "you know
people like to bring up their families
under the Influence of such things."
No one will deny that in ages past
much evil has been done in the name
of religion; but in those darkened days
bigotry was a power and temporal su
premacy wus the end sought alter..
But how often, I ask, have great re
forms been conceived and carried out
in the name of anything besides Christ
ianity? How much do we owe to in
fidelity and agnosticism? Who -does
not owe a debt to Huss, Luther, Mel
anchthon, William the Silent, and the
stern old stock which has always ex
isted throughout the world? Each and
all have added a word, and some a
page to our Magna Charta of religions
and political liberties. Now comes a
lot ot parasites like W. L. A., reudy to
profit by the toil and conscientious
work of others. At the same time,
like a venomous reptile, they are ever
ready to sting the hands .of , their
friends. Who shall say that such are
not an excrescence among men? Who
shall Bay that they will not finally
reap what they have sown?
What a rejoicing and clapping of
hands always takes place among the
W. L A.'s whenever an occasional
minister's son or a Sunday school
scholar goes astray; but the heathen
origin of the thousands of criminals
who throng our jails or roam at large
to prey upon society goes unques
tioned. He refers unfeelingly to the death of
Newton Thomas. If I am not misin
formed, the sermon was reprinted en
tire in Eastern pnpers by the special
request of Dr. Thomas. If any one
under such an affliction does not wish
their dead to have Christian burial,
why do they engage a' minister? There
is nothing to hinder them from carting
away the remains of their departed
ones and dumping them into a hole
alongside the carcass of the family
horse or pet clog. If they persist in
having a Christian minister and he
offers the words of comfort usually em
ployed on 'such occasions, they should
make the best of it.
Without doubt this contribution will
bring forth an unusual roar of intol
erancy, rage and ridicule; but fire away,
old man! All the evil you can ever do
must be done quickly, for thy days are
numbered. R. E. H .
Taxes Xearly Due.
The tax roll is about completed, and
will be placed in the hands of the
sheriff for collection tomorrow. ' The
law provides that the rod shall be com-
fleted by the countv clerk by March
st, but Mr. Kelsey is oftener a little
ahead than behind time. A glance
over it showed it to be of unusual ex
cellence, as regards descriptions, so
much k that the data from it would
be sufficient to convey title, without
legal aid. Taxpayers will all be noti
fied within three or four days of the
amount of their taxes, which may be
remitted by mail, in case the payer has
not the time or inclination to make a
trip to town' for the purpose. Taxes
will become delinquent by April 1st,
and a disposition is apparent this year
not to extend the time. Chronicle.
Officers of the Third Regiment.
The present list of officers of the
Third regiment, O. N. G., is as follows:
Colonel Geo. T. Thompson. ; : ' '
Lieut-Colonel J. M.. Patterson.
Majors J. H. Booth, W. S. Bowers.
Inspector rifle practice Captain Ad.
Surgeon Dr. O. C. Hollister.
Adjutant Lieut, H. H. RiddeU..'
Quartermaster Lieut A. N. Varney.
Commissary otlicer Lieut." E. F.
Signal officer Lieut. A. Winans.
Assistant surgeon Lieut. ,; F. C.
Brosius. : ,!.
A teachers' institute convened at
Dufur yesterday and will be iu session
three dnys.
Report on Hood River Union.
Please allow me space to give inquir
ers and others sonic account of t lie
workings of the Hood River Fruit.
Growers' Union, which Is a local asso
ciation and managed as a co-operative
concern, no attempt being made to 'do
a commission business. We ship straw
berries in carloads. We own a ware
house on the side track aud boxes are
kept on hand for the accomodation of
our members. ' ;
The success of last year's business
may be judged from the following
statement of average net returns,' stated
In periods, as follows: May 14-19, $4.15;
May 20-24, $3.03; May 2.5-29, $2.45 jMay
30-June 3, $2.03; June4-B, $1.77;Jime 0
-13, $1.51; June 14-18, $1.75; June 19-23,
$1.10; June 24-29, $.98. '. -
The total average for the season was
$1.85 cents per crate. This is about 13
cents more per crate than the average
secured by the Oregon Fruit Union for
the Hood ' River berries handled by
them. 'Had we quit shipping at the
same time with the Oregon Fruit
Union our average would have been
about 20 cents better. '; Our Union ex
penses amounted to five and two-fifths
per cent on net returns. A good share
of this went to pay for the warehouse
and to create a reserve fund of about
$300, with which to start next s-eason's
The writer was sent East to make dis
position of carload shipments.' The
expense of agent did not exceed 1 per
cent on net returns. A single day's
work in Omaha is known to have sav
ed more than the entire expense of the
trip through Utah, Colorado, Nebraska,
and as far as Kioux City, Iowa.
The whole amount lost by failure to
collect was less than $20. This was
made good to growers out of the union
fund, i Mr. H. F. Davidson is the effi
cient secretary and shipping agent. . A
Portland bank is the depository of the
funds and growers receive checks at
any time for amounts due them. "
Shipments are usually billed to the
union itself and it would puzzle a bu
reau of information to know the final
destination, as a car may be diverted at
any time. We prefer to get our own
information and try to see that "our
folks" are not outgeneraled.
Our experience goes to show that a
local union is all there is any use for.
It should maintain its own individual
ity and independence and "refuse to
The great majority of our growers
now believe in the local union. - We
were. incorporated in 1893. Of course
nothing succeeds like euwess.
, . T. R. Coos.
Pres. H. Li. F. U. U.
; ' Memorial to Congress. ? .
; The committee of The Dulles Com
mercial Club, consisting of Messrs.
Bradshaw, 'MacAUister, Schanno,
Laugh lin and Whealdon, met Satur
day afternoon and formulated the fol-
lowing memorial to be presented to the
present congress at once: '.!'
To the Honorable Senate and House
of Representatives i u Congress assem
bled: , Your memorialist, The Dalles
Commercial Clab, of The Dalles, state
of Oregon, through our senators, Hon.
John H. Mitchell and George Wi: Mc
Bride and our representatives, - Hon.
Binger Hermann and W. R. Ellis, re
spectfully represent that from the best
information we have been able to se
cure the date of the opening of the Cas
cade locks of the Columbia river, to
navigation, is still a matter of doubt
and uncertainty. :
Large agricultural, horticultural, wool
lumber and transportation interests are
involved, and we believe thousands of
dollars daily will be realized by the in
habitants of the Columbia river basin
as soon as the transportation companies
can depend on passing their steamboats
from the lower to the middle Colum
bia. 'Therefore' your memorialist de
sires to urge upon the attention of your
honorable body and pray that you will
consider favorably:
First: The urgent need of the ap
propriation of $179,597 asked for by the
chief of engineers of the U. 8. A. whpse
report for 1895 says, "and can be profit
ably expended in the fiscal yearending
June 30, A. D., 1S97," to construct the
walls between the first and the second
locks of the canal, and to protect from
the powerful force of the falls the break
ing of the outer walls of the lock by
Second: The importance of the con
tinuing an organized body of mechanics
and artisans, who can economically
and expeditiously complete the work,
also the expense of housing aud replac
ing the large plant required.
Third: The great loss to commerce
should the locks remain closed for an
other year by reason of a few weeks de
lay in making this appropriation-for
which we will ever pray. v -
A Tender-hearted Deputy. ,
Charles and Phil Warren of Viento
were arrested last week by Deputy
Marshal Humphrey and taken before
the United States court at Portland on
a charge of cutting timber on govern
ment land. The Oregonian says: "He
went to Hood River and took a car
riage and drove nine miles down the
river and there he found the Warrens,
right iu the act of cutting the timber.
Of course, he arrested them, but as he
had seen Mrs. Warren out helping to
use a big crosscut saw to cut the trees
into cord wood, and found that they
had been living on the land four years,
and always intended to homestead it,
but could not until it was surveyed,
aud saw that Mr. and Mrs. Warren had
seven children, the oldest 14 years of
age, ana learned that they were cut
ting some cordwood to. buy some food
for those children, Humphrey's heart
failed him. He' had to bring his pris
oners down here, but instead of taking
them to jail, he sent them to a hotel
and yesterday he made such strong
representations to United States At
torney . Murphy that he moved the
court jto let the'm go on their own re
coguances." , r , "
A Kansas tax payer who also pays
tax in Marion county, Oregon, fur
nishes evidence that there are other
regions worse t han Webfoot for drain
ing purses. His tax on Graham Co.,
Kansas, farm lands foots up 5(S.20 mills
against 15 mills on similar property in
this state. He can sell his property
here for more than he paid for it, while
for his Kansas properly there is . no
tale at all at half its original cost to
him. Moro Observer.
The Frnit Pest Law. I
Fruit Commissioner Dosch of Portland has
received so many complaints from orchard
Ists who try to keep their trees sprayed and
free from pests in regard tu their nclghbwrB'
scale and caterpillar infested trees thnt he has
about decided to enforce the law in every case
reported to him by quarantining the premises
complained of.
A very stringent law for the protection of
the horticultural Industry was passed by the
last legislature, and by this law, if persons
having trees Infested with scale, caterpillars
or other pests, refuse or neglect to cleua them
up, the fruit commissioner is empowered to
place their premises under quarantine, and to
have the work done by the county, which is
an expensive buisness. The law provides ihat
every member of the board ot horticulture or
the secretary thereof shall forthwith, upon
complaint of Interested parties, inspect or
chards, nurseries and other places suspected
to be infested with fruit pests or infected with
contagious diseases injurious to trees, plants
or fruits. If upon the report of any member
or t he secretary the board shall be of the
opinion that any locality, district, orchard or
place Is infested with fruit pests or infected
with contagious diseases Injurious to trees,
plants or fruits, and are liable to spread to
other orchards or localities, to their damage
or injury, so as to be a public danger, said
board shall, by an order, entered upon its
minutes, declare such place to be under quar
antine. A willful violation of any quaran
tine or other regulation of said board, neces
sary to prevent the Introduction into the
state, or the shipment, sale or distribution of
any articles so infected as to be dangerous to
the fruit-growing interests of the state, or the
spreadj of dangerous diseases among fruit
trees or orchards, shall be deemed a misde
meanor, and on conviction thereof shall be
punished by a. line of not less than So nor
more than S100 for each offense, or by fine and
imprisonment not less than five nor more
than thirty days. . .'
From this It will be seen that a person can
not at his pleasure maintain a number of old,
infested trees on his place, to breed pests to
destroy his neighbor's fruit. Those having
trees worth the trouble of saving will do well
to have them attended to at once, and those
who have only a few of no particular value
will be wise to cut them down and burn thctn,
Fruit as a Medicine.
' As a medicine I look upon fruit as a most
valuable ally. When the body Is In that
breajting-up condition known as scurvy, the
whole medical profession look upon iruitand
fresh vegetables as the one and only known
remedy. I believe the day will come when
science' will use It very much more largely
than it does now In the treatment of the
many of the everyday ailments. Impure
blood means gout, rheumatism, skin diseases,
rickets and other troubles. As it is proved
that fruit will purify and improve the quality
of the blood, it must follow that fruit is both
food and medicine combined. In fevers I use
grapes and strawberries, giving them to my
patients in small but frequent doses oranges
and baked apples If the others are not obtain
able.' For rheumatism, plenty of lemons are
invaluable. White girls with miserable, pal
lid complexions, want a quart of strawberries
a day; where these are not obtainable,, ba
nanas, which contain much iron, are a good
substitute. Probably of all fruits, the apple
stands unrivaled for general purposes in the
household; cither raw or cooked It can bo
takeo by nearly everybody, and It contains
similar properties to the other more delicate
fruits. To my mind the pear is more easily
digested than the apple, and for eating un
cooked is superior to It. Dried fruits should
be used when green cannot be obtained. If
soaked for a few hours before cooking, they
make a capital substitute for fresh fruits, and
they come cheaper to the consumer.
For preserving fruit I look upon bottling In
glass bottles as the coming thing. Not by the
use of chemicals, suph as salicylic and boracic
acids, and the various preservatives made
from them, but simply by protecting it after
cooking from the fermentative germs in the
atmosphere. It keeps for years, turns out
even more palpable than green fruit, is equal
ly digestible and contains all the virtues of
freshly cooked fruit. Canned fruit Is not so
good; the acid of the fruit dissolves up tin,
and I have seen very serious cases of illness
as a result. Besides, fruit should be sold
much cheaper in bottles than in tins, as the
bottle can bo returned and used again. Pop
ular Science Monthly. 4 , . ' i ' ' '
Free Pills.
. Send your address to H.E.. Bucklin &
Co.,Chicago,and get a free sample box of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. A trial will
convince you of their merits. These pills
are easy in action and are particularly
effective iu the cure of constipation aud
sick headache. For malaria and liver
troubles they have been proved inval
uable. They are guaranteed to be per
fectly free from every deleterious sub
stance and to be purely vegetable. They
do not weaken by their action, but by
giving tone to stomach and bowels,
greatly invigorate the system. Regular
size 25c per box. Sold by the Hood
River Pharmacy.
All Fits. '. .'..'.'., "':
Those who have used Dr.King's New
Discovery know its value,and tho'se who
have not have now the opportunity to
try it free. Call on the advertised drug
gist aud get a trial Send your
name and address to H.E.Buck lin &Co.
Chicago, and get a sample box of Dr.
King's New Life Pills free, as well as a
copy of Guide to Health and Household
Instructor, free. All of which is guaran
teed to do you good and cost you noth
ing. Hood Rivr Pharmacy. ,
The Western Packing and Fertiliz
ing Co., located at Linnton, Or., and
engaged in slaughtering range horses,
have closed down their plant until the
cayuse gets more beef on his ribs. They
have slaughtered 6,000 horses ' since
their-opening last July, and are now
taking an inventory of business. The
works will start up again in May. ,
"Hiram," said Mrs. ; Corntossel,
"which kind o' money do you favor?"
"Well, 'Mandy," re plied the old gen tie
man, "ler tell ye the truth I kinder
hate ter express my opinion. I've
seen a lot o' fellers sit down and worry
'bout makin' a ch'ice, an' the fus' thing
they knew they didn't hev' none of
neither kind." Exchange.
We are sorry if we offended any of
our populist .brethren, last week in
making what we supposed would be
considered a liberal proposition in their
interest to spell out and print? their no
tices gratis. Laws a inassa; no man is
perfect. They aren't worser 'n R. D.
Williams, up in Grant Co., who wants
to run on the democratic ticket for
"scool" u superintendent. Moro Ob
server. ''".; . ..''' , ' ' .
"They say eyjrs should always come
in layers.". "Yes, and onions in tiers."
Brooklyn Life.
Goods, CloiMiig,
Boots, Shoes, Mats and Capo,
Staple and Fancy Groceries, ,
The Largest and Most Complete Stock
Crayon Work and Enlarging at Moderate Prices.
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i3 rjJO ZEB jCLj ZHj 3
Comfortable conveyances to all parts of Hood River Valley and vicinity. Heavy dray
ing and transferring done witn care and promptness. Also, dealers In
. v - And Vehicles of All Kinds.
Call and see our stock;and get prices; they are Interesting. . -
Choice FresL. Meats, ,
Hams, Bacon, Lard,
... ' And' All Kinds '-of 'Game.
HOOD RIVER, - - - - - . .... - - OREGON.
C'-A-SH: B.A S IS!!
And shall endeavor to merit custom by QUALITY as well as QUANTITY. '
Hood IlTrer 3nLQ,3:zxLa,C3r-
. Sells only for CASH at . . . ' 1
We invite trade of close buyers.
UNDERTAKER AND EMB ALMER 0rA BufidilfJ '"teriafs
Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, etc., etc. Agent for the Bridal Veil Lumber Company. ,
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. Wo are here to stay.
- H. C BATEHAM, Columbia Nursery.
Successor to K. L. Smith Oldest Established
House in;the valley.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
. . AND ' . . ' '
General Merchandise,
Flour and Feed. Etc.,
Administrator's Notice .
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed by the honorable
county court of Wasco cortntv, Oregon, ad
ministrator of the estate of Martha Purser, de
ceased. All persons having claims against
said estate aro notllied to present the same to
me In Hood Hiver, Wasco county, Oregon,
within six months of the date ot this notice. '
Dated November 11,
A. 8. BLOWERS, ' ;
Administrator of the Estate of Martha Pnrser,
deceased. nlodKi
Bargains in Land.
200 acres of unimproved land for salo.on the
East Side, 6 miles trom town, 87 to S 10 an acre.
Other land, about hall cleared, 820 an acre.
Well Improved land. $10 an acre. Plenty of
water lor irrigation. Will sell in 20 or 40-acre
tracts. Inquire at Glacier oUlce. Jcfel