The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, August 08, 1902, Image 3

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    . Sad Cane of Drowning.
Alice Pearl Shaw, the 7-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs, L. A. Shaw
of Portland, was drowned in the west
fork of Hood river, about half a mile
below Sandy Flat, last Saturday after
noon. Tbe mother and child were
(.rousing a sheep bridge at the lime of
the accident, and it is thought that
Mrs. Hbaw lieeame dizzy from watch
ing the swift running water, for she
was Been to full headfirst into the
stream and drag her little girl witli
her. The river at this point narrows
to 10 or 12 feet and is dangerously swift
and deep. The little girl struck on a
rock as she fell into the water and
never came to the surface until taken
out of the water 400 yards below. The
mother floated in the water and was
rescued few minutes before herchild.
For a week or more there had been
camped at Maple Dell Mr. and Mrs.
.SI) aw and daughter Alice, and Walter
Holt and Wife of Portland and Walter
MeOuireand family of Hood River. Sat
urday, the party picnicked at tbeshee p
bridge just below Sandy Flat. About
8:30 in the afternoon, the party except
ing Mis. Bhaw and daughter, went 60
or 100 yards up the west ba-ik of tbe
stream. The woman and girl sat on
the bridge playing with sticks in the
water. They were seen to get up and
cross to the right side, and when with
in a step of the bank, Mrs. Shaw, pull
ing the little-girl with her, fell head
long into the swift waters. The alarm
was given aud everyone rushed to the
assistance of the drowning woman and
child. Walter Mcliuire was the first
fo reach the bridge, and threw Mrs.
Shaw a chunk of wood he tore from an
old log on the bank. She clung to the
stick of wood, but the swift current
prevented McGulre from pulling her to
shore. Clinging to tbe price of wood,
Mrs. Shaw floated in mkUtreatn out of
reach of those on the bank. None of
tbe rescuers were good swimmers, and
a struggle with the drowning woman
in the rapids would have meant death
to any one. Some sheep-herders near
by came up quickly and aided in the
rescue, one of them pulling Mrs. Shaw
out of the shallow water. She had
, gone over a three-foot full, but escaped
witb only slight bruises. Shortly after
being taken from' tbe water she faint
ed. The little girl never came to the
surface after falling in, until pulled out
of the shallow water by a sheep-herder
about 50 yards below where her mother
waa rescued. She had been in the
water for about 400 yards, and every
effort was made to resuscitate her but
in vain.
Charles Castner brought Mr. and
Mrs. Shaw and the body of their little
girl Into town that night, and the be
reaved parents left tbe next morning
for Portland.
Cradlebangh on tbe Journal.
John H. Cradlebaugh has gone to
Portland to do editorial work on the
Oregon Dally Journal. Thiepaper will
hereafter have an Hdded interest for
Hood River people. No man has more
friends in Hood River than John Cra
dlebaugh,'. Asa writer he is known and
appreciated all over Eastern Oregon.
Under tbe new management of C. S.
Jackson, the Journal promises to be
come one of the leading afternoon pa
pers of the Pacific Northwest. It is
etated on good authority that Charles
I arid of Portland Is backing theenter
prinwith bis capital, and it is also ru
luorixl that W. H. Hearst, the million
aire newspaper promoter, is behind the
paper. The big presses discarded hist
year by the Sun Francisco Examiner
will soon be installed in the Journal
office, when the paper will he increased
to sixteen pages. The Journal uses
the Scripps-MeRao association news
service, furnished by a company doing
afternoon work only, and which is fast
becoming one of the best newsgather
iiig associations in the United States.
People are anxious for today's news to
day, and the afternoon paper is bound
to be the great paper of the future. In
this the Western newspapers have a
big advantage over those,of tbe East,
of from one to three hours difference in
time, which with type-setting ma
chines and fast presses, means a great
deal. With proper management the
Journal is bound to succeed. The Gla
cier wishes the enterprise success.
? The Jiew Town on the Hill.
Hood River is expanding. It has
stretched out over the hills and has be
come a city of magnificent distances.
The once beautiful pine woods known as
Parkhurst, on the hill south of town,
have been invaded by the surveyor and
are now laid off in town lots. The real
estate dealer got in his work, and these
lots have been sold to home seekers.
Now beautiful homes are found among
the pine groves that have escaped the
woodman's axe.
On the road loading south from Blow
era addition by Stranahan addition
there is quite a collection of store build
ings as well as' residences. O. L. Stran
ahan was the first to build in this neigh
borhood, and hia dwelling house is one
of the most commodious and best fin
ished of any houi in Hood River val
ley. It Is' a delightful home. H. H.
Bailev, C. H. Stranahan, J. T. Holman,
Bird Bros.K Frank Smith and W. T.
Hansberry have recently built good
houses here. The deweliings of II. 11.
Bailey and C. 11. Stranahan are still in
process of construction and when fin
ihed will be substantial improvements.
M. M. Abbott is the pioneer merchant
ol the locality. : He has good buildings
and opened Ids store last spring. He
carries a full liue of groceries, flour and
feed and is doing a good business. He
recently dug a well on his lots and
struck a. good flow of water at 42 feet.
Mr. Abbott recently sold half a lot (25
feet) to W. E. Godsey, who has lumlier
an the ground to build a blacksmith
shop. At the rate for which this half
lot sold, lots fronting the street dividing
Hull and Stranahan additions are
worth fo a front foot. Opposite it.
M. Abbott's store are the large business
houses of J. H. Gill and the Carmichael
Pros. J. H. Gill's building is 30x(U),
two stories with 10 upper rooms for
housekeeping. He has a splendid view
from his upper rooms of the valley,
Mounts Hood and Adams, the Columbia
river and the White Salmon country.
His neighbors, the Carmichael Bros.,
have just as good a view of the grand
scenery to be seen from this neighbor
hood. Mr. Gill will open a general merchan
dise store as soon as his. house is com
pleted. At present his family is camped
in the big store room on the first floor.
Carmichael Bros, have a building
24x50, two stones, with living rooms
over the store room. They will open a
line of drvgoods and notions when their
building is completed. The three stores
of If. M. Abbott, J. II. Gill and Car
michael Bros, will have an electric arc
light hung over the street in front of
their stores.
Across the street from Carmichaels' is
building In course of erection which
will be nsed bv S. C. Jackson for his
barber iiop and also a department for
his picture frame work. J. T. Hoiman
baa rented ground from Mr. Gill to
erect boildini; for a meat market.
which will be run by a friend ot Hol-
oian to arrive irom the hast. xmtn oi
Jackson's building is the store of Henry
Blarawn, who is conducting
A confectionery and is doing well.
Mr. Blarseon came here fur the health
tf his family. His son Otis met with a
ferious accident two weeks ago. He
was peddling fish, and his horse started
tip while he was some distance away.
As ho ran to catch him he tripped on
some wire, which threw hiin and dislo
cated his shoulder. His shoulder was
set, but for some reaeon the operation
had to be done over again last Sunday,
which was very painful.
The street dividing Hull and Strana
han additions is level and is a favorite
place for bicycle riders and driving par
ties. There is a dispute in regard to
where the street lines should be. J. L.
Henderson's survey and that of the
county surveyor do not come within ten
feet of each other. The buildings on
the west side of the street are set back
to correspond with Henderson's survey.
If the property owners who build here
will continue to set their buildings back
and leave a wide street, they will some
day have a boulevard to be proud of.
Especially will this be the case when
the Indian creek bridge is built up to a
level with the road on both sides.
Tree Struck by Llghtuing.
F. P. Friday and family, while
camped at their place seven miles from
town on the East Side, had an expe
rience during the thunder storm last
Wednesday night which they don't
care to go through again. The thun
der storm was particularly severe du
ring the hours of 10 and 12, and the
frequent flashes of lightning lighted
the woods brighter than diy. Atone
time there was an awful crash of thun
der, and Mr. Friday saw the lightning
strike a 180-foot fir tree within 40 feet
of the tent. The lightning holt de
scended the tree in a spiral path, peal
ing the bark a foot or more In width,
and breaking oft' many of the limbs.
The noise at this time was something
awful. Mr. Friday says it sounded
like the exploding (if a thousand bombs,
and with the lurid lightning the whole
scene was as near hell as he can im
agine. The campers thought they bad
had enough outing after that, and
broke camp for home the next morning.
Accompanying Mr. Friday and fam
ily were Mrs. J. Otten and Mrs. W. E
Sherman of Salem, mother and sister
to Mrs. Friday. Mrs. Otten suffered a
partial paralysis of her left side for two
hours after the electrical shock. A re
markable thing abont it all was the
fact that the two children with the
party, Laberta Friday and Florence
Brosius, slept soundly through the
whole storm.
Death or "Uncle Hilly" Eastman
William Graves Eastman, who died
at his home in Hood River valley, July
30, 1902, at the age of 82 years, 5 months
and.l day, was born at Rupert.Benning
ton county, Vermont, February 29, 1820.
At the age of four 4 years, he went with
his parents to Cattaraugus county,
Western New York. Here he grew to
manhood and engaged for a number of
years in the dairy business, until he re
moved toTrempeleau county, Wiscousin,
about 1859. He farmed here until com
ing to Oregon in May, 1889. He settled
in a home on Phelps creek, in Hood
River valley, where he lived an active
life until his death, Wednesday morning
ot last week, in IBM. Mr. fcaBtman
was married to Miss Betsy Jane Wick
ham, who with his two sons Earl L. and
James Otis, survive him. Mr. Eastman
enjoyed good health, up to within a few
months of his death, the immediate
cause of which was a hemorage of the
lungs, lasting about five minutes. Dur
ing liis 13 years residence in Hood River
he made many friends and was known by
alias "Uncle Billy" Eastman He was
a staunch tieliever in the principles of
the republican party and was always
proud to say he cast his first presidential
vote for William Henry Harrison.
To Estimate the Fruit Crop.
The Davidson Fruit company is
mailing return circulars to the fruit
growers of the valley asking each one
to give an estimate of the number of
boxes of fruit he will have this year.
The growers are requested to make a
conservative estimate, as the Davidson
Fruit company wishes to make the in
formation valuable to the farmers in
marketing their crop to the best pos
sible advantage. The company is
gathering this information for the pur
pose of preparing itself for furnishing
the necessary boxes in which to pack
tbe crop, and to learn the qualities of
the different varieties to be marketed.
Mr. Davidson says his company is re
ceiving many inquiries for' Hood River
apples, and as the company wishes to
act intelligently, the fruit growers
should give this mutter their prompt
Oregon's Pioneer (ieologlst.
Dr. Thomas Condon of Eugene, ac
companied by his daughter, Mrs. H. F.
McCornack, is visiting his son, Seymore
Condon and family, at White Salmon.
Dr. Condon, the pioneer Oregon mis
sionary and geologist, was 80 years old,
March 3, last. Though advanced in
years, the venerable professor is still
vigorous in mind, and recently issued a
book descriptive of the geological con
ditions' of the Pacific Northwest. He
holds the chair of geology at the Uni
versity of Oregon, and is the one re
maining member of the original faculty,
organized at the state university 2(1 years
ago. By the students of the university
he is loved and revered, and there are
many young men and women of Oregon
who will cherish fondly the memory of
the hours they spent in the class room
under the guiding inspiration of Dr.
Lively Runaway.
There was a lively runaway on River
street Friday afternoon. A team of
horses attached to an empty wood wagon,
and lielonging to the Fuller livery stable
became unmanageable a block above the
old box factory and started down the
street on a dead ran. Henry Fuller and
Levi Tyler were in the wagon at the
time. The horses started point blank
for the Gerdes lodging house, and
brought up against the west wail witli a
crash, the tongue of the wagon going
through the weatherboardiug and rip
ping off the paper on the inner wall. By
standers had an idea about this time
that someone was severley hurt, but
horses and men both escaped without
an injury. Had the team kept the
street it would have collided with ixm
Morse and a livery hack filled with
women and children.
At the Parker House.
Following are the arrivals for this
week: Mrstieo I.awrem'e.jr, and baby,
Mrs (lav, Mr Fisher, Mrs Stephan and
daughter, Mr and Mrs Nargard, Mrs
Dan Alctiill and baby, Mrs 11. Uillan
and son Martiuam and little girl Mil
dred, Miss Myrtle Marqunm, all of
rortlami; .Mr Mare or Hamilton, .Mo.;
Mrs Howard of Honolulu; Mr and Mrs
James Forbes and daughter of Port
land. Several more have engaged
rooms, while others have been turned
awav on account of a lack of accommo
Erne Ik-ntschen Blatter.
A German paier is soon to be pub
lished in The Dalles, the first issue
probably making its appearance about
tbe middle of tbe mouth. C. S. Ar
nold, wlm recently came from Mil
waukee, w ill be the publisher and the
name of the journal will be "Der
familieiifreund." The printing will
be done in the Last for some tune.
Col. Ilarrv Haines of Forest Grove is
visiting his friend A. C. Staten, with hia
family. The colonel lived for , a good
many years in Utah, where he helped
run the republican party till it got in the
ascendancy and the now state became
solidly republican. He then reformed,
rame to Oregon and is now an nonest
farmer in Washington county. InLtah,
his family and Staten's rusticated to
gether in the mountains every summer,
and they get-together every summer
now to have their outing. 1 he colonel is
a veteran of the civil war, a jolly good
companion and a true representative
American ciuen.
John Leland Henderson swam across
the Columbia and back, Monday after
noon. He started about a quarter of a
mile above the boat lauding and landed
210 vards below the White Salmon
wharf. Returning he landed on the
sand bar opposite the ice house below
town, having swum a distance of over
four miles. He was in the water two
hours. Chris Low and Fred Kelley ac
companied Mr. Henderson in a row boat.
This is a creditable swiming feat for a
man 61 years old. .
J. E. Rand is possessor of a large
thoroughbred St. Bernard dog, a gift
from Fred Shoemaker. Fred brought
the dog with him on his return from
Pendleton last week. While with Fred
at the Mount Hood hotel the St.Bernard
met with the little pet Spitz lap dog be
longing to Miss Maude Gilbert. The
spitz was but a mouthful for the St.
Bernard and he passed to the happy be
yond like a rat in the jaws of a Terrier.
This is why the big dog belongs to J.E.
Hand. , , '
Charley Prathar, the old G.A. R. man
who lives on Rock creek, east of Hood
River, will leave, August 15, for his old
home in Illinois and will attend the na
tional encampment of the Grand Army
at Washington City, October G. At the
last meeting of Canby post he among
others was asked to give an excuse for
failing to attend the meetings regularly,
lie answered that a good soldier
alwavs looked before him. not behind.
Charley expects to extend hia stay in the
t,ast two years.
' R. E. Harbison reports crops conditions
for Hood River as follows: "The valley
was visited by a hard rain Wednesday
evening, accompanied by hail and heavy
thunder, doing much good to growing
crops; the hail being fine, caueed no
damage; hay crop was good, and a large
surplus has been baled ; grain is in stack
but no thrasing has been done; the ap
ple crop will be large.
The Christian Endeavor society of the
Valley Christian church held a success
fnl ice cream social at the church Inst
Thursday evening, and cleared $14. The
society is arranging to secure permanent
stands to be placed in the grove at the
church, so that everything will be in
readiness for such affairs hereafter. The
monthly socials by the society are found
to be very profitable.
J. H. Koberg's creamery is a profit
able enterprise, . and Mr. Koberg .-ex
pects soon to make some extensive im
provements on the same, lie will in
crease the Bize of his creamery and put
in a water motor for the operation of
his seperator. At present he is milking
8 cows and marketing from .40 to 50
pounds of butter, at 50c a pound each
week. , r-
The Hood River telephone exchange
has extended its suburban system to
frankton, where 8 subscribers have been
secured. Among those who have
contracted for telephones are D. N.
Byerlee, proprietor of the Oakdale
poultry and fruit ranch, Abe Foley
and Robert Rand. The phones are
contracted for at $2a month.
Mrs. S. E. Bartmess and sons, Earl
and Meigs, and the Misses Madie and
Ethel Carlisle spent last week at Cloud
Cap Inn. While at the Inn they visited
the falls of Hood river, about half a mile
below the Inn, where the melting waters
of the glacier take a 150 foot plunge
dow n the canon. This water fall pre
sents a very pretty Sight. .. . . , f
W. G. Carlisle and daughters, Misses
Madie and Ethel, left Tuesday for their
home in Atchison, Kansas, after a two
weeks' visit with 8. K. Bartmess' and
family. Mrs. Carlisle is a cousin to Mrs.
Bartmess. Mr. Carlisle has extensive
lumbering interests atChehfvlis,Wash.
An entertainment to conclude with a
dance will be held at Underwood school
house, Underwood, Saturday evening,
August 9. The occasion will he John
Dark's brithday anniversary, when he
will be 37, and the proceeds will go for
the benfit of the school. 4
Driggs, Culbertson & Co. sold the
JohannisG. Fischer place, 100 acres, 3
miles west of Mount Hood post office
Wednesday of last week to R. J. Mclsaac
of Ocheyedan, Iowa for $1300, who will
immediately place a tenant on the place
and improve the same. .
If yon have not received a copy of the
Davidson fruit company a blanKS ask
ing for an estimate of the yield of the
principal varieties of fruit", notify the
Davidson Fruit company and get your
name on inuir mailing ust at once.
In the livery stable of the Hood River
Transfer company is this sign: "The
nret son-oi-a-gun who. changes collars
will get his head broke." rresuniably,
the employes of the stable merely turn
their shirts instead.
J. F. Batchelder, secretary of the
Portland Railway company," returned
Tuesday to Porl land, after it few dtfvi' with his family, who are staying
at Mrs. Alina Howe's, on Lyman Smith
Driggs, Culbertson & Co. sold the tin
improved 80 of the William H. Edick
farm at Mount Hood post ofiice last
SaturdaytoR. J. Mclsaac of Ocheyedan,
lowa tor fuu.
Dripgs, Culbertson & Co. made sale
last week of the west 80 of the James
Wishart farm, 2 miles west of Mount
Hood post orhce to R. J . Mclsaac of Iowa ;
consideration, f nz.
Thei will be a special business meet
ing of the Christian Endeavor society
of the valley Christian church, Fri
day evening, August. 8. A full attend
ance is desired.
Miss Mella White has been chosen
principal of the Antelope nublic school.
with Miss Louise Goodnow and Miss
hlsie McAllister, as assistants.
Mrs. P. S. Davidson, sr.. Mrs' P. S.
Davidson, jr., and Barton Davidson
are sojourning at Havel, Oregon, a sum
mer resort on the coast below -Astoria.
MissBeva Richardson, who has been
visiting her aunt. Mrs. Price, at the
home of P. S. Davidson, jr., returned to
her home in 1'ortland last week.
Mrs. J. J. Cornell of Tacoma, mother
of Mrs. G. J. GesJing.isvisting in Hood
River. She will remain a mouth or
Miss Stella Burnette of Portland
is spending the summer with her sister,
Mrs. A. Price, in Hood River.
The Degree of Honor lodge has taken
a vacation until the first Saturday in
Letters remain in the Hood River
post otlice for James A. Ho vie. Harry
Hight (2).
The Glacier is indebted to Professor
C. D. Thonif son for a nice mess of trout
last week.
Miss Anna Gayle of Chicago visited
the Savage family from Fridav until
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Home Furnishing.
Material Department. Begin
ning with the foundation, we furnish
only the best of its kind at lowest mar
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Lath, Shingles, Brick.
Sewe' Pipe ana uratn me.
Doors. Windows, Moldings, Brackets
and Columns, Newels & Pilasters. Our
V ront Doors are gems ot art. Our agen
cy is exclusive and enaoies us to meet
every price and furnish the highest pos
sible grade of material.
Builders' Hardware.iJirectfaetory
shipments of latest designs places this
stock at your command below usual cost,
with an endless variety to select trom.
Nails, Brads. Tacks and all specialties
are sold right.
Mechanics TOOlS. -this new de
partment is being enlarged daily. Our
aim will be to furnish the latestand best.
Paints. Oils and Glass This
department iscomplete. The purestand
best in lad, t;olors,Keauy Mixed faint,
Varnish, Hard Oil, Filler, Enamel, Roof
Paint, Fire Proof Asbestos Paint, Carbo
lineuni, Bath-tub Enamel, Linoleum
Varnish. Brushes from 5c to 5 each.
Lubricating Oils.A good thing
for rough machinery at 30c per gallon.
Our line is completein Castor Machine,
Neatsfoot, Engine, Cvlender and Black
Oils, Sewing Machine and Bicycle Oils.
Furniture ana t urnishinK.
Something new every day a live,moving
stock of all kinds of Furniture, Carpels,
Linoleums, Oil Cloth, Matting, Shades,
Couches, Pillows. -'.
We do appreciate your help in building this business up to its present
standard, and in return shall devote our whole time and effort to its con
tinued growth. Buying as we do in the strongest competitive markets
for cash, we place before you the newest and best at low cost.
WM. M. STEWART, The Home Furnisher.
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Every teacher an expert In hia special course. Our courses
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University of Oregon,
The first semester, sossion 1902-3, opens Wednesday, September 17. The
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City Blacksmith Shop.
J. R. NICKELSEN, Proprietor.
General Blacksmithing and Wagon Repairing, carries in stock a full
line of Blacksmith and Wagon Makers' supplies, Wheels, Axles,
Toles, Shares, etc., etc.
Agency for Syracuse
The City Tinker & Plumber.
Headquarters Fourth and Oak Streets. .
When you can buy Ice Cream from JENSEN just as good as any Tort
land cream, and at the same rates you pay for the Portland article.
Whv shouldn't yon buy it here?
Why Shouldn't You?
The Prather Investment Co.,
The Reliable Heal Estate Agents.
Alistracls, GoayBranciiii, RbiI Eslats, Money to Loan.Iiisiirece.
Lots and Blocks for Sale. Taxes paid for non-residents. Township
Plats and Blanks in stock.
Telephone 51. Correspondence solicited.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West. Show
For the above occasion the O. R. & N. company will sell tickets,
from Hood Kiver to The Dalles and return, at tbe rate of 9oc for the
round trip. Tickets on sale Aoaust 25, with return limit, Augnst 2ti.
A. X. HOAR, Agent.
Nothing adds so much to the beauty
of a home as the small decorations. Af
ter June 15th we will put on sale at sur
prisingly low cost a complete line of Por
tiers, Rugs, Couch Covers, Pillow Covers,
Rods and Fittings, Jardenier Stands, In
dian Stools, Tabourettos, Mirror and Hat
Racks, etc. It will be our aim to make
our Furniture and Decorative depart
ments so complete and so constantly re
plenished with newest productions that
you will call often. If only to inspect,
you are always welcome.
Specialty Department covers
everything else you might need to make
the home a thing of beauty and comfort.
Screen Doors, Adjustable Window
Screens, Poultry Netting, Screen Wire
Cloth, Carpet Sweepers, Carpet Stretch
ers, Feather Dusters, Tacks& Hammers.
Mattresses, every style, from $2tof20.
Our Elastic Felt at $13 is a prize.
Sewing Machines. The days of
high prices are over; $18 buys a good
machine; $27 to $30 gets a full ball-bearing
machine and a guarantee forSyears.
In LAWN MOWERS we do not carry
toys but the best ball-bearing, warranted.
Washing Machines The right
kind at correct prices.
Paper Sand Paper, Grey Sizing
Tints, Dendennlng Felts Carpet Lin
ing, Tarred Felt.
Picture Framing, Furniture repaired.
A select line of Framed Pictures.
Tents, Awnings and Wagon Covers.
Uamp btools.
Farm Implements.
Twenty-Six Big Reptiles Killed la
the Midtt of Winter.
Farmer Had.aU bkwvni ia. Oku.
of Troublo with Spring M
luuMln War ol Am
UttlatloB. . According1 to the Hartford (Conn.)
correspondent of the New York Sun,
Deacon Joseph Pepper, of the Meth
odist church of West Avon, is truth
ful and a teetotaler, and doesn't see
snakes where no snakes are. Through
him a remarkable tale of snakes has.
been made public. ,
Eilas Daniels is a member of Dea
con Pepper's 'church, and he was an
eyewitness of part of the occurrence
and was in at the death. It was from
him that Deacon Pepper learned the
On the farm of Adelbert Hadsell, a
neighbor of Daniel's, is a fine spring1
that never freezes over, ev.o in tha
coldest weather. Hadsell carries th
wafer from the spring through a
pipe to the barn, for watering hi
live stock.
Recently the cattle refused to drink
the water, and Hadsell noticed a few
days ago that the water, which is
usually clear and pure, had become
slightly muddy. He want to the
spring to investigate.
He saw nothing unusual about the
spring at first, except that the wa
ter was muddy, as though some an
imal had worked up the mud at the
bottom. Mr. Hadsell returned to the
barn for a pitchfork, and when he
got back to the spring he made an in
vestigation. He jabbed the pitchfork about in
the water without strjking anything
but the mud at the bottom. While
he was thus engaged he noticed that
the bank at one side of the spring
seemed to be in motion.
He stuck the fork into this place
and pried up a clod of the frozen
earth, leaving m hole , about large
"Tagged it out or thJ hoijl '
tnough to hold a man's fist. Out of
this shot the head of a large black
make. Mr. Hadsell promptly killed
it and dragged it out of the hole.
Two more heads made their appear
ance and these two snakes were also
When Hadsell looked at the kprlng
again the whole bank seemed to be a
living mass of reptiles. He threw
down his pitchfork and ran for assist
ance. He found Daniels, and the two,
each armed with a pitchfork, made an
attack upon the army of snakes.
They had a big task. The spring
was full of hissing, writhing, wrig
gling snakes, some of them of great
size. .For a time the battle waged
fiercely, but. at length the farmers
routed the enemy with great slaugh
ter. After it was over they counted
26 dead snakes on the bank Of the
spring, the snakes being from three
to five feet long and one of them
measuring 12 inches around the "thick
est part of its body.
' They are not certain that some of
the Bnakes did not escape slaughter
by remaining concealed in the hole.
It is not known why these snakes
should have shown so much activity
in cold weather, for if they had been
peacefully hibernating, as a self-rs-specting
snake should do, they would
not have brought down upon them
selves such prompt destruction.. It Is
supposed that there is a cavern or
waterway through which the snakes
reached the spring, and that . they
were stirred to activity and ,:vigor
when they found that the spring was
not frozen over.
Fowl with Loaf Tail..
An interior province of China has
produced one of the most remark
able curiosities in the shape of long
tailed fowls in the world. Two speci
mens recently brought to light, and
which were kept in the imperial
household gardens, are illustrated.
The eock has feathers six feet long,
and the hen a flowing tail 12 feet
long. There are four varieties
white head and body, with feathers
and tail black; white all over, with
yellow legs; red neck and body feath
ers; reddish color mixed with white
of body.
High Art la Dreoratloa.
A novel system of adornment for
rooms has been perfected hy a Lon
don electrician. Tbe walls are lined
with panels of transparent glass,
which are faced with negatives of
well-known pictures, through which
filters subdued electric light. The ef
fect is somewhat the same as tbe
light of a stained glass window, and
is quite artistic. There is no glare
and the pictures can be chosen ac
cording to the taste of the owner of
the room.
ill Were Saved.
"For years I suffered such untold mis
ery from bronchitis," writes J. 11.
Johnston, of Broughton, Ga., "thatoften
I was unable to work. Then, when
everything else failed, I was wholly
cured by Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption. My wife suffered intense
ly from asthma, till it cured her, and
all our experience goes to show it is
the best croup medicine in the world."
A trial will convince you it's unrivaled
for throat and lung diseases. Guaran
teed bottles bOc and 11.00. Trial bottles
free at Chas. X. Clarke 's.
Watermelons are ripe at The Dalles.
"Sister says she will be down in
just a minute." "Thanks. Just tell
her, please, that I'm going out for a
stroll and will be back in half an
hour." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Slightly Mixed Now. "You are an
authority on history, I believe?"
"No," replied the scholar, sadly "I
used to be before 1 began reading
historical novels." Chicago Post.
"So you've been in Rome four
weeks? I suppose you have shown
your daughter all the art museums?"
"Oh, we don't need to see them! My
daughter is an artist herself!" Luv
tige Blaetter.
A Cruel Stab. Miss Fortysummers
"I had a proposal last night and re
fused it." Miss Crusher "You are
always thinking of the welfare of
others, aren't you, dear?" Ohio
State Journal.
Farmer (in cart) "Hi, stop! Stop,
you fool! Don't you see my horse
is running away?" Driver of motor
car (hired by the hour) "Yes, it's
all very well for yon to say 'Btop,'
but I've forgotten how the blooming
thing works!" Punch.
"I have here," said the editor ot
the new magazine, looking over a
stack of manuscripts, "an embarrass
ment of riches." "And in my depart
ment," responded the business man
ager, "the embarrassment is also of a
financial nature." Indianapolis
No Wonder He Was in Pain. Sou
brette "The heavy tragedian says he
got a rousing reception everywhere.
He says it pained him to leave the
last town." Comedian "You bet it
pained himl 1 understand they rode
him out on a keen-edged rail." Phil
adelphia Record.
"Do you believe in the eternal fit
ness of things?" asked the gentle
man with the philosophic turn of
mind. "I did until that last shower,"
mournfully replied the practical one,
as he glanced ruefully at his shrunk
en spring suit. Baltimore News..
Surver Lately Completed for Rail
way Boro In the Mountain. Over
rirc Mile. hong.
The surveyors and engineers of the
Southern Pacific railroad lately com
pleted the survey for the new tunnel
through the Sierras. The tunnel is to
be five miles and 800 feet in length.
Not counting our subway, it will be
the longest tunnel yet excavated in
this- country, surpassing the Hoosac
tunnel in Massachusetts, which is four
and three-qunrter miles long. The ad
vantages of the tunnel will be chiefly
that it will shorten the route through
the mountains, will eliminate about
1,000 feet of grade and will reduce the
length of the snow theds 28 miles; in
other words the aggregate length of
the snow sheds required to protect the
track in winter will be reduced from
40 to 12 miles.
Conspicuous as the tunnel will be
among the mountains it will be in
ferior in length to all the great Alpine
tunnels, says the New York Sun. The
Simplon tunnel now building will be
12 miles long, the longest tunnel in
the world. The Arlberg tunnel, which
joins the Austrian with the Swiss rail
roads, is six and a half miles long. Mont
Cenis, which connects Italy with
France, is seven and a quarter, and St.
Gothard, which unites the Italian with
the Swiss and German railroads is
nine and a quarter miles long.
As our work on the siuhvt ay has dem
onstrated to all 'New Yorkers, tun
nelling has been reduced to a science,
for the experience gained in the ear
lier works has resulted in better meth
ods and greatly improved machinery
so that much tin e and money are now
saved. It took in years to dig the Mont
Cenis tunnel, nine and three
months the St. Gothard, six years and
a half for the Arlberg, and the Sim
plon tunnel it is expected will be fin
ished in a much shorter time, in pro
portion to its length, than any ot the
Co Caoo la Soprano Coart.
Th. famous controversy growing
Out of the ownership of a Sioux Falls
cat has now reached the state supreme
court, and bids fair to attract more
attention than the celebrated Iowa
calf case. Sony months ago the Fin
tad and Lewis families, who were
neighbors quarreled over the cat,
which belonged to Miss Ida Finstad.
It appears that the animal fell into the
habit of going to the home of Mrs.
Lewis. One day Miss Finctad went to
the home of Mrs. Lewis to get the cat.
Mrs. Lewis, it was alleged, not only re
fused to surrender the animal, but
slapped Miss Finstad. The arrest of
Mrs. Lewis followed upon the charge
of assault, and she was found guilty.
Then she had Miss Finstad arrested
lor the alleged theft of the est. Mies
Finstad's trial resulted in her acquit
tal. State's Attorney Scott prosecuted
the case against Miss Finstad. He has
Just procured a writ of error from the
tate supreme court, and at the Octo
ber term the cat case will be solemnly
reviewed by the members of that court.
-St. Paul Tioneer Press.
Trial, of Travol.
"I suppose," remarked the man
Who is always in the front row with
IS question, "that there are a great
many disagreeable features connect
ed with your profession."
"There are," admitted the actor
tvith the dust-embellished shoes.
"What, may I ask," queried the
tther, "do you find the most dis
agreeable?" "Railway travel," replied the barm
tornier, with a sigh from away
Down. "The ties are either too far
fcpart or too close together for com
fortable pedes trlanisra." Chicafo
paily Nw. imTii
ituaiitia All Kwordx.
Twice in hospital, F. A. Gulledge,
Verbena, Ala., paid a vast sum to doc
tors to cure a severe case of piles, caus
ing 24 tumors. When all failed, Buck
len's Arnica Salve soon cured him. Sub
dues inflammation, conquers ache;, kills
pains. Best salve in the world. 25c at
Clarke's drug store.
J. E. Rand has added a delivery
wagon to his growing business. Georga
Smith is deliveryman and carries goods
to all parts of town. lie also makes
trips for customers in the country. The
hordes appeared Wednesday bedecked
in Panama hats, while a large umbrella
shaded the driven seat. .