The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 24, 1897, Image 2

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    3ood iiver (Slacier.
. Published every Friday by
' 8. F. BLYTHE.
Terms of Subscription 81.50 a year when
paid in advance; (2 if not paid In advance.
The annual meeting of the Hood
River Fruit Growers' Union will be
held January 8th, in A. O. U..W. hall.
1 here is a good prospect of a full meet
: ing. Berry growers are showing a dis
position to get together. With the
disastrous results of last year's ship-
merits before us it should not be a diffl-
1 Ull maibri t,ir untie iiiiq ivncin uuc
strotifi' union for next season's work
and for the seasons to follow. Know
incr that Hood River ran crow the best
strawberries for shipping a long dis
tance, by standing together we can
command the best prices. How fmil
lsh it would be to continue to pull
upurt and demoralize our best markets
by competing against each other with
iivn.1 Hirentn in these markets. Let us
go to the meeting with a firm resolve
to give the officers elected our full sup
port, and not be suilty of the boyish
act afterwards of refusing to ship with
the union because its managers are not
our choice. The men who have here
tofore managed the union were capa
ble and did their work honestly. If
mistakes were made it was the fault of
the rules governing the union. The
greatest mistakes were made by those
. .. I . - r 1 K:H ... ! , L. I. ....!..
We need more, stringent rules for the
Inspection of fruit. Too many cases of
inferior berries were shipped as first
class last season. - Too much discrep
ancy was made in returns for fruit
shipped on same date which was not
the fault of tue fruit. These things
can be remedied if the managers are
given the power by a good strong
union. Make good rules governing
the shipments and we need not care
' who is elected to enforce them.
A man in New Jersey has Invented a
keyless door latch. It works with a
knob which looks like any ordinary
door knoli, but is arranged so that it
. makes a series of sharp clicks as it is
t urned. These clicks can be felt as well
. as heard, so that a' deaf and blind man
can read them as be turns the knob.
Tinn nllrtba f Ilia loft- u.,,4 tittup (a Ka
j w tuvno iiiu iciv nuu 111 1 i.u iv vuc
right will open a door if the combina
tion is set at 23, or It may be set at any
figure up to 999, with all of the advan
ces of the tenns involved in a short
thousand of numerals. , .
Mr. James Wood of Portsmouth, N.
n., was nu years oia jjecemoer win.
He reads without glasses, bis mind is
clear, and he is said to be as activ as
'an ordinary man of 60. A year ago he
iutnptvil it orl tt Ar oAmathiniv 4 nolo.
, brate the fact that he was 100 years old,
and he "swore off" using tobacco. He
had usd tobacco for ninety years, but
fearing the continued use of the weed
might undermine his constitution and
eventually kill him, he "swore off." .
, The Antelope Herald says Mayor
HolliiiKshead of that town will be a
candidate for the nomination for sheriff
of Wasco county on the democratic
ticket. We hope he will receive the
nomination, and if nominated we be
lieve he will be elected.
From Our Exchanges.
Dufur Dispatch: The political job
bers at The Dalles have beeri"'quietly
laying their plans for the biennial rab
bit drive in Wasco county. Every de
tail of their schemes will be carefully
scrutinized, and their lieutenants
throughout the county instructed in
'the tactics of political jobbery, and ev
ery device and artifice known to de
signing politicians will be employed to
work the election of their emissaries to
the , county convention. Let them
take notice, however, that the methods
"of two years ago can not be safely
adopted in the coming contest.
Crook County Journal: The pres
ident's message will not please the jin
goes, of course, because it does not rec
ommend such action towards Cuba as
would be almost certain to plunge this
country into an expensive and bloody
war, all for the sake of a lot of half
breed half savages that are so ill fitted
to govern themselves that If they had
independence they would have a rev
olution every twenty-four hours.
Moro Observer: A majority of the
people who were bothering themselves
Hli guesses as to what the president's
. ge would contain did not take
rouble to read It after it was issued.
jeppner Times: A good town is one
iu which a farmer spend his money
with home merchants, the laborer
spends the money he earns with local
tradesmen, where the feelings and good
will of every citizen is with home in
dustries, and where every article that
can be is bought of the local dealers
and manufacturers. This is the spirit
of reciprocity between the business
men, tradesmen, merchants and labor?
ers, it makes business lively, the town
prospers and grows, arid above all, It is
a pleasant pluce to live in. j
Portland Dispatch: The administra
tion has adopted Cleveland's foreign
policy and his financial views, and the
indications now are that h will adopt
his Hawaiian policy by rejecting the
fihnesktion proposition." There only I
remains one more prominent feature of
the Cleveland administration which
the republicans have not yet adopted
the tarifi and before long, they will
take that and enact a tariff law to get
money with which to pay the govern
ment expenses.
Memaloose Island Forty Years Ago.
Hood River, Dec. 18, 1897. Editor
Glacier: About J2 miles westward
frem the city of The Dalles, so nearly
in the center of the mighty Columbia
that it divides its channel in twain,
surrounded by dizzy clifis and lofty
mountains, lies this historic isle, the
sacred resting place of the dead, The
heaving, swirling currents ceaselessly
wash its rocky base, while the drifting
sands year by year raise in ever-growing
dunes upon its wind-swept summit.
A titling place, indeed, in its dreary
desolation, in its grewsome loneliness,
for the dusky hosts that have for un
told centuries past claimed it for their
last testing place. Scanty vegetation
thinly covers lis undulatingsurl'uceand
retains the shifting sands that form its
Some forty years ago, in the com
pany of an old Indian, I visited this
noted islet and gazed in wonder upon
the scenes of ghastly skulls and bleach
mg bones thai lay in heapsand clusters
upon the ground. The ancient custom
ot the Middle Columbia Indians was to
bury their dead In houses built of cedar
slalis set on end and from 10 to 12 feet
Miuare by 5 or 6 feet higb. At the time
ot my visit, as near as i can remember,
there was from twenty to thirty of these
houses in a tair state or preservation,
being constantly cared for and renewed
by rude but loving tiands. To fully ap
preciate the sights that met my won
dering gaze I will give a brief descrip
tion of their funeral ceremonies.
When the final act in the drama has
closed, the body is at once clothed in
the best that can be procured. The
bedding and casi-off garments of the
deceased are burnt and everything de
stroyed that has been used during the
last illness. ' When rigidity sets iu the
body is wrapped in blankets and tight
ly bound baud and foot by cords and
thongs. ' It is then tied upon a cedar
plunk, taken to a secluded place and
hung up until thoroughly dried or
mummified. It is then taken down,
and with all the remaining earthly
poigehsions of the- dead, excepting
iiursrB, is piuueu 111 u uuutie ui-uu pieu uy
men only and followed by friends and
relatives, who take their . mournful
course on the silent river to the "city
of the dead." The women alone give
voice to their grief In sobs and a mourn
fill chant, with words indicative of,
their sorrow., The men never give vent
to their tee lings, but sit in the presence
ot death with reverence and dignity
Mourning for the dead commences as
soon as the breath has gone and is con.
tinned until the removal fioin the
bouse, for which the early hour be
tween daybreak and sunrise is gen
erally chosen. How often in tae rosy
light of dawn have I listened to the
mournful cadence as plaintively it
filled the still, fresh air! touching that
chord of sympathy common to all
iiartn's sorrowing children. Un reach
ing the isle of the dead the body is
placed in tbe house belonging to the
family and the belongings on the on
posite side in the general heap. After
the body has been duly laid to rest, tbe
door Is closed and presents of cloth or
blankets are made by the next or kin
to those who have attended the funeral
services. Frequently the corpse Is taken
immediately after death direct to the
Island and suspended to tbe roof or the
dead house. Selecting one of tbe houses
In the best repair, my companlou re
moved the door and we entered. Un
the right was piled body on body to
the very roof, while on the left were
heaped indiscriminately tbe things so
dearly prized in lite. There was an
old fiiul-lock musket and a long Ken-
, tucky rifle: a single-barrel horse pistol,
with the wooden stock running the
tun lengtn or the barrels and covered
with brass tacks; hatchets, axes, brass
and iron kettles; bows and arrows.
feather ornaments, and in fact every
thing that an Indian's fancy would
temnt him to bu v. beg or steal: but all
rendered useless. The guns had their
stocks broken, tbe kettles had holes
punched in them. This was done on
account of white relic hunters who had
already taken many things from the
houses. There were also four or five
brightly-colored brass-bound, brass
tacked trunks tbat had belonged to the
squaws. Some were locked and some
lied with ropes and straps. Most of
them were filled with women's wear
and trinkets, such as calico, muslin,
dress pHtterns, dresses, blankets, snawls.
brass and copper ornaments, beads ana
bead work on buckskin, all in good or
der and undisturbed. Two of these
trunks, as well as several boxes, had
been used as coffins, having beeu filled
with the bones of the owners. These
trunks were first imported by the Hud
son nay to, and were very highly
prized by the Indians, and also very
expensive, ranging in price as high as
zo to su each. Une ot the trunks con
tained the perfect bodies of two little
girls of 7 or 8 years of age, evidently
placed in the trunks before rigidity had
set In, as their little skinny bodies were
cramped and suuee: - v "' their gaudy
coffins. There was lit. .4 of cloihiug
either around or on them. Another
instance that attracted my attention
was the mummy of a full growu male
that had every appearance of having
been buried alive, either Intentionally
or in a cataleptic state. Inquiry gave
me no satisfaction, as my guide either
did not Know or would not tell.'merely
saying, "I don't know; possibly be
might have been a slave. Some time,
a long while ago, when big chief die.
they bury slaves alive with him," and
hastened to say they don't do, so any
more. This I knew to lie untrue, how
ever, as not long previous to my visit
a woman had died leaving a pair of
iwiu babes, rvot wishing to1 separate
mother and children, all were taken to
the island and the children rolled in
blankets and placed in the mother's
arms and left to die. Some white per
sons, hearing of the terrible fate to
which they had been left, hastened to
the island and rescued them, both still
living though almost suffocated. An
other instance then fresh in my mem
ory was that of a slave who was busied
alive with bis' master, a sub-chief of
tbe Wai-coa. He was rescued and taken
to the lious of his rescuer. Another
house of much earlier date was literally
pucked on one side to the very celling
with bodies as one would cord upvvood,
while on the other side were thrown In
a heap the dismembered bodies. There
was tbe shriveled arm of a girl with
four brass braceletsencircling her wrist;
here the little grimy hand of a child
still clenching an old pewter spoon;
skulls with locks of long-faded hair.
How pitiful .it looked! How one's
memory wandered back to the time
when these piles of bones were animat
ed with life and roamed the mountains
or paddled their swift canoe adown the
beautiful river. So on from house to
house, we wandered until ail were
passed. How wouderlngly I traced in
these musty bones advancing civiliza
tion. Here in this house were the
signs of later life trunks, cloth and
dishes of crockery ware. In another
were the flint-lock muskets, the brass
and copper kettles and ornaments;
stovepipes and bows and arrows, with
the'buck and elk skin clothing; and
still further back the only signs of later
life were a few rude ornaments, Indian
made, of copper sheathing taken from
the hull of" some stranded ship, and a
few large, crudely made beads; while
in this house not a sign of the white
man's work was found. The long, tap
ering shell money and round, flat shell
beads were scattered around every
where. Fragments of feathered orna
ments on elkskin, some arrowheads,
some beautifully polished stone pestles
atid mortars, and the 'ale of the past
was told. How peacefully and undis
turbed then slept the brown-skinned
children of the forest! Now, all is
changed. The sacrilegeous hand of the
vandal relic hunter and grave robber
has despoiled this city of the dead.
The houses are in- ruins. The mum
mified bodies have been carried away
by the hundred-", and naught remains
but the bleaching bones and grimy
skulls, for their dead are now laid t )
rest by the side of their white brothers.
On a bleak, wind-swept point on the
Islet's southern shore a white man
willed to make his grave "A marble
shaft attracts the stranger's eye and
guards his long repose. A convivial
soul renowned for naught." Never
again shall the grand old river bear on
its placid bosom the mournful burden.
Never again shall the rugged cliffs and
beetling crags re-echo the plaintiff wail
of those who mourn their beloved dead.
"For the former things have passed
away." The dusky child of Nature is
swiftly passing like a shadow of the
night, soon to be known no more in
haunts of men. H. C. Coe.
Where Is the Fault?
. Hood River, Dec. 22, 1897. Edi tor
Glacier: In your issue of the 10th
inst. Richard Kirbysou asks a question
of the utmost importance to a majority
of the growers of the union: "Now,
where , is the fault?" He wants to
know, with many others, 'why it was
tbat tbe man who shipped poor fruit
last season received not only what his
fruit soki for but also a portion of that
for which the good fruit sold. In other
words, lie received part of the money
which rightfully helonged to the grow
er who "put his conscience in every
box," and by his painstaking and ex
pense shipped a superior quality of ber
ries, and which sold at the top price,
but in a good many instances his con
science money went' to the man who
kept his conscience at home and ship
ped culls. Surely this is a question
that should have received some atten
tion in your next issue and elicited an
explanation or further argument. The
man who ships his poor fruit has a per
fect right to do so, and is justly entitled
to whatever it sells for, but it occurs to
me that there is something radically
wrong with the system of marketing
our berries when the dealers can make
returns for a shipment by simply ad
vising that so many crates so many
dollars, and so many crates so much
total, so many dollars. That means
that when the division is made, the
man who shipped the poor fruit in that
shipment received a premium for ship
ping cull berries. His net returns are
the same as to the grower who shipped
selected fruit and which sold at the top
price. Now, where is the fault? And
is there no remedy?
It is an evident fact that the growers
who increased their output the past
season by not having any cull berries
left over for home use are '"learning by
experience" and are the only ones
really able to increase their acreage for
another season.
Mr. Kirbyson asks a pertinent ques
tion. Will somebody answer?
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund th money 11 ltfail8.tociire.25c
ive gentlemen or ladies to travel for re
sponslbte.established house In Oregon. Month
ly $66 and expenses. Position steady. Refer
ence. Inclose self-addressed stamped envelope.
The Dominion Company, Dept. Y, Chicago,
Liii Ml Artist
Congregational Church
For tbe Benefit of the Church.
Pictures flow from his crayon lifte magic. A
face appears wreathed In smiles, a rapid
stroke or two and the expression changes to
a ' r: again the crayon touches It and the
fact Is convulsed In laughter. Cartoons. beau,
tltul scenes ind familiar faces drawn before
your eyes with remarkable rapidity. Re
marks, humorous and otherwise, accompany
each picture a drawn. Appropriate music.
. Admission. 15c and 10c.
Stockholders' Meeting.
Not ice is hereby el ven to the Stockholder
of the Hood River Fruit Growers' Union, and
berrj growers In Hood River Valley and vi
cinity, that tbe annual stockholders' meeting
will be held In A. O. TJ. W. hall In Hood
River, on .- ' , ) .
Saturday, Jan. S, 1898, at 10 A. M " .
To elect a Board of Directors, hear tbe annual
reports of the Treasurer and Secretary, make
some chances In the by-laws, and transact
any other business that may legally come be-
lore tne meeting- tsy order ot tne president.
aooa r.ivur, uec. xi, uswv,
NvC. EVANS, Secretory,
A Cash
Drug S
This Interesting story in serial form was commenced
'. .., in Vol. IX., No. 28, and has become so popular that all
back numbers are exhausted. Please keep current is- -Bites
for reference, or cut out this ad, paste it in your .
scrap book, consult It often, and it will save you money
and tell ydu the prices of Drugs and Sundries, at Hood '
River, Oregon: '. ,; .''. ' ' , ' " ' '
Inhalers. Menthal 15c cash, or 25c on time
Meal, Almond..:.... , 15 cash, or 25 on time
Mugs, Shaving... ( 25 cash, or 50 on time
Mulin, Oiled 20 cash, or 35 on time
Nipples, all common styles ..2 for 5 cat h, or 5 on time
Nipples, Mispah 5 cash, or 10 on time
Nipples and Tubes for bottles ., ...5 to 20 cash, or 15 to 20 on time
Oil, Hair 15 cash, or 25 on time
Ongaline, for nails , 85 cash, or 50 on time
Paper, Toilet, flat, best 10 cash, or 15 on time
Pencils, lead .....3 for 5 cash, or 5 on time
Picks, Tooth, orange wood , 15 cash, or . 25 on time
Picks, Tooth, quill ,. ............ 5 cash, or. 10 on time
Powder, Sachel, best per drachm 5 cash, or 10 on time
Powder; Sacbel, best per ounce 25 cash, or 50 on time
Powder, Camel line 85 cash, or 60 on time
Powder, Talcum, baby's toilet 15 cash, or 25 on time
Powder, Violet, baby's toilet , , 15 cash, or 25 on time
Powder, Tooth, Lyons 20 cash, or '25., on time
Powder, Tooth, Stearns 15 cash, or 25 on time
Powder, Face, Stearns... 15 cash, or 25 on time
Powder. Face, Swansdo wn 15 cash, or 25 on time
Powdre de riz '. 35 cash, or 50 on time
Powdre de riz, Fay's 75 cash, or 1 00 on time
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year, we ask you to come and get , your present with
EVERY purchase 25 to 50 per cent guaranteed saving.
" The Corner Drug Store."
Packing Co.,
'Col-o-xmToia, DPa.cIkzIa.g: Co.
Choice Fresh and Cured Meats,
' Fruits and Vegetables.
Highest Cash Price Paid for Stock.
Dealers in and Shippers of All Kinds
of wood. . .
(Successors to A, S. Blowers A Son)
Second door East
Hard Times Prices
Hereafter I will sell for CASH only or lt equivalent. Regarding prices, will say that I
defy com petition. Iam not afraid to meet competitive prices at any time. Meet me on Fort
land tine and I will meet you wltb Portland prices. Call and see
Water! 1898.
Parties wishing to purchase water
from the. Valley Improvement Co. for
the season of 1898 are requested to send
in their written applications at once,
stating how many inches of water are
wanted and where tbe same is to be
In order to sell more than 200 r 250
inches of water considerable work will
have to be done, and unless we are sure
we can sell more than this number of
Indies next season, we do not wish to
incur the expense of enlarging the
ditch. Written applications for the
exact amount to be used will be re
quired. . Davenport.
News and Opinions
National Importance.
Alone contains both. '
Dally, by mall (6 a year
Dally and sjunday, by mall... ft year
The Sunday Bun
Is the greatest Sunday newspaper ln-the worJd.
Price 6c ti copy. By Riail,2 a year.
. Address TUE BUX, New York.
of Glacier office.
Cows for Sale.
Two fresh Cows, one three-quarters and the
other one-half Jersey, for sale by
$350 Cash and $250
On time will bny that house of six rooms,
with 3 lots, barn, wood shed, good well of
water, with pump, etc., belonging to 8. R.
Husbands. Key at the post office.
n26 Canta Cruz, Cal.
Pasture for Horses.
I have one of the best ranches in Sherman
county for the wintering of Horses. Plenty of
feed and water. For further particulars call
on W. Kennedy, at Ordway corral, or address
nl2 C. H. WILLIAMS, Moro, Or.
I desire to say to my Hood River friends
that I visited Mr. Williams' ranch and founri
he has 800 acres of stubble, over 1,000 acres of
excellent bunch grass, with plenty of running
water. Horses now on his pasture are fat.
Blooded Hogs for Sale.
Tea gilts and one boar; weight about 120
pounds each; as fine as any In the state. Reg
istered Poland Coins. Price, 88 each.
U. W..WAf30K.
BidB for clearing land on Mr. Butt' pince.
Call, without delay, on T. It. COQN.
Nursery Stock for Sale.
I have for sale 6,000 two-year-old apple trees
of the best quality, consisting of Yellow New
town, Spitzenburg. Baldwin, Lawver. Hyde's
King, King of Tompkins County, Gravenstein
and Wealthy. N. C. EVANS,
slO Hood River Fruit Gardens.
lit. Hood Saw Mills,
Of the best quality always on hand at prices
to suit the times. jy24
In the best and most artistic styles at the Old
Keiiable Shoe .(hop one door west of post office.
Ladies' fine work a specialty. All work war
ranted. C. WELDS, Prop'r.
Bargainsin Real Estate
20 acres fine fruit land, is also good farm
land; all cleared or under contract. 400 fence
gusts. 6,000 feet fence lumber. Cabin, etc.
rice $000. Make me a spot cash offer.
Fresh Milk,
Areoated and deodorized, 5 cents a quart. '
Tor Sale.
Thoroughbred Jersey cow. coming S years
old; thoroughbred Jersey bull, years old In
March (pedigree If required); 6 year old mare,,,
new cart and harness. No reasonable offer
refused, inquire at the Glacier office, or of
Choice City Property.
The dwelling house and two lots known as
the Delk property Is offered for sale at a very
low price. For particulars Inquire at the
Glacier office. , t ;. Jy23
: w Summons.
. ' , , . ,.. .
In tije Circuit eourt of the State of Oregon for
. '. 1 Wasco County.
Inez F. Broadbent. plaintiff, vs. Frederick M.
uroaciDent, aeienaant.
to t reaerick m. isroauueni, me aoove namea
In the name of the state of Oregon, you are
hereby required to appear and answer the
complaint filed against you l'n the above en
titleoVcourt and cause on or before the first
day of the next regular term thereof, fol
lowing the expiration of the time prescribed
in the order for the publication of the sum
mons, to wit: On or before the 14th day of
February, 1898. And If you fail so to appear
and answer or otherwise plead In said cause;
the plaintiff, for want thereof, will apply to
the court for the TeHer prayed for in the coin
plaint filed herein, to wit: That the bonds of
matrimony between plaintiff and defendant
be dissolved, that the plaintiff be awarded the
custody of the minor child mentioned in said
complaint, Merle H. Broadbent, and for such
other and further relief as to the court may
seem equitable.
This summons is served upon you by pub
lication thereof, by Honorable W. L. Brad
shaw. Judge of said court, which order bears
date of November 24, 1897, and was made and
dated at Chambers, in Dalles City, In Wasco
county, Oregon, on the 24th day of November,
d3J14 ' , Attorney for Plaintiff.
Land Office at The Dalles, Oregon, Nov. 29,
1897. 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,
Oregon, on January 11, 1898, viz:
Of Hood River, Oregon, H. E. No, 8907, for the
southeast northwest Vt of section 9, town
ship 2 north, range 10 cast, W. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of, said land, viz: . , ,
C. L. Gilbert, William Nichols and L. H'.
Nichols or The Dalles, Oregon, and George T.
Prather of Hood River, Oregon.
H317 MAN V MnOttP! Rarfstr .'
United States 1 Land Office, Vancouver,
Wash.. Out,.-14, 1897. Notice is hereby given
that in compliance with the provisions of the
act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act
for the sale of timber lands in the states of
' . n.i i r .. .1 a t .. o iMiii
California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington
Territory," as extended to all the publio land
states by act of August 4, 1892,
ofChenoweth, county of Skamania, state of
Washington, has this day filed in this office
his sworn statement No , for the purchase
of the northwest southeast of section 22,
In township No. I north, range 9 east, W. M..
and will offer proof to show that tbe land
sought is more valuable for it timber or stone
than for agricultural -purposes, and to estab
lish his claim to said land before the Register
and Receiver of this office at Vancouver,
Wash., on Friday, the 24th day of December;
H names as witnesses:
Charles Myers, John A. Fisher and George
Fisher, all of Chenowlt h, Wash., and Charles
Snyder of Vancouver, Wash.
Any and all persons claiming adversely
the above described lands are requested to
file their claims In this office on or before said
t4th day of December, 1897.
j. o22d24 B. F. SHAW. Register.
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