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From . D. Calkins.
Weiser, Idaho, November 30, 1902.
Editor Glacier: Having had time to find
out nioreof this section since writing yon
will correct eome miftukes and w rite of
new information. The town of Payette
is 18 miles np the Snake river, ami "is a
town of 1,000 or 1,200. This valley is
divided from the Weiser by a low
range of hills. It is a valley 35 miles
long by five or six miles wide and is nn
der a fine irrigating system, as the Pa
yette river is a fine mountain stream,
heading in or near the Thunder moun
tain. They raise melons and ship in
train loads to Portland and northern
points. Many kinds of tree fruit, and a
fine quality of corn are raised here. I
have been looking up the fruit industry
here and find they raise a good quality
of prunes, peaches, but not of apples tr
pears.as those I found on the market
would mostly go for culls. I laughed at
them and have ordered a box of apples
from home to show how the Hoodite
raises and puts up fruit. I think a
much better quality of fruit could be
raised here. I attended the G. A. R.
post yesterday, the 20th, and was verv
Jtinaiy greeted, and officiated as chap
lain to muster in a comrade of the tith
Minn. The ceremonv was somewhat
hurried as N. F. Kimball, adjutant, an
nounced the ladies of the Corinth relief
corps were in waiting- at his residence
lor relreshments, and have to acknowl
edge hat it would have hustled the Ore-
5on VV. R. O. to keep pace with them,
told a story on the mossbacks and after
dinner all joined in singing war songi.
I am offered a good position here, and
many are anxious to have me locate here
and help improve the fruit industry.
I find soil well adapted to strawberries,
readies, cherries, and shall try hard if
can get water without too much ex
pense. This is a fine country fur the
poultry industry, but one draw back, the
prowling coyote. I have a good offer,
everything furnished ine and all the
help I want if I will only superintend
at day's wages. We have every pros
pect for a favorable year. Water sup
ply is getting earlier and more snow
Cousin left ns after our thanksgiving
dinner. Is on his annual tour soliciting
funds. He has gathered a very high
class of assistants to help him, whose
names I forgot to give in my former let
ter, they are: Thos. P. Maryatt, secre
tary and treasurer, principal of boys 'de
partment; Jane M. Blocum., a teacher of
note, and principal of girls' department;
Mrs. Post and Mrs. llemon, assistants.
The dairy department is under a Mr.
Rogers, a model dairyman and foreman
Dr. Petis, is a man of fine ability, and
was severely injured in a big railroad
wreck near Chicago, some time ago,
while bringing some fine Jerseys to the
institute. Everything is on an equal
footting and is a model home for all.
Grace is asked at meals. I have to
slick up, as they seat me with Idaho's
fair daughters I am progressing finely
with the harness work and many of the
students are anxious to learn something
of the business. Yours with best wishes.
An Evening of Fun.
So far as fun was eoneerned, the fa
kir's fair was no. fake. The full house
enjoyed the evening Immensely. The
ladies' aid of the Congregational church
know how to get up a good entertain
ment. The receipts of the evening
amounted to f7; expenses, Ifrl2. Our
poeiicul contributor gives the affulr u
write up In another column in a man
ner that is no fake every character
in the grand march gets favorable
mention. . Following is the cast of
James TkiBord, drum major
W W Nation
Truman Hutler , Jew Peddler
F B Ilurne I'ateut Medicines
O E William. Balloons
Frank KIIIhod I'olored
PH liRvWlKon Tinker
C I) ThompHon , Blind Musician
H C HaUtbain Columbia Nursery
H J Frederick Bilker
Kstoe BroRiua. Brownie
Claude Thompson Newsboy
Milo Frederick Boot. Black
Mrs M Held Htreet Waif
MIkh Alvlna Hoadley Hear Mule
Jim A H Cannula Blind Woman
MraH L liumlile Organ Orlnder
, Mm Blanche Cnnicdun Dinah
MraH J Frederick Italian
Mrs F P Friday Italian
Mrs C H Castner Hot Tomale
Mrs O F.Williams Hquuw
Mrs N W Bone Kiiiihw
Mrs N M Hariell Just from PiuIn
Miss Carrie Buller Flower (ilrl
Miss F.va Nlcklason Candy Mlrl
Miss Knimti Bomiey - Candy (ilrl
Mrs F II Billion Gypsy Fortune Teller
Mrs C N Clarke Peanut
MraH F Davidson Apple Woman
tlrace Pralher Lemonade Uir!
Leila Herslmer. Lemonade (ilrl
Good music was rendered. Vocal
solos by J. R. Nlckelsen and Charles
K. Clarke received hearty encore.
Railroad Notice to Ministers.
1 he issuance of the customary form of
O. R. & N. individual half fare permits
will tie discontinued with the close of
the vear 1002, and for 1903 joint clergy
certificates issued by the Transconti
nental Passenger association will be
honored on the lines of the O. R. & N.
Co. These permits will be good in the
combined territories of the Western,
Southwestern and Trans-Continental
associations, embracing practically the
territory west of Chicago and St. Louis.
A charge of $1.00 is made by the Trans
Continental association to cover expense
of issuing these permits. Application
blanks wii soon be placed in the hands
of local agents, and ministers should
procure them early as, after being ex
ecuted and certified to by the local
agent, they have to be sent to James
Charlton, 'Chicago, with the fl.00 fee
before the permit is available.
A. N. Hoar, Agent.
Don't Know About It.
Archbishop Kvan recently visited a
a small parish in the mining district of
Sehuvlkill county for the purpose of ad
ministering the sacrament of confirma
tion, savs the Philadelphia Times. In
examining a class he asked a nervous,
frightened little girl what matrimony
was, and she answered that it was "a
state of terrible torment, which those
who enter it are compelled to undergo
for a time U prepare them for a Injtter
world." "No, no," remonstrated the
priest; "that isn't matrimony. That's
the definition for purgatory."
"Leave her alone," said tiie archbish
op, with a twinkle in his eye; "maybe
she's right. What do you or I know
Remedy for Tapeworm.
Peopla who are afflicted with tapeworm
usually have various dyspeptic symp
toms, Volickv pains, a disordered appe
tite, either deficient or crav.r-s. dwrl.r
ation about tho eves, paleness, furred
tongue, offensive breath, ami frequently
emaciation. There may also be a feel
ing of fullness in the forehead, a buuinp
in the cars, a dull, heavy headache, d;
tmess and often an uncomfortable feel
ing in the stomach, which is temporar
ily relieved by the ingestion of a full
meal. . . .
A very simple and potent remedy lor
tapeworm can be prepared from common
pumpkin eeeth. One ounce of seed, free
from shells, should be taken and bruised
to a paste in a mortar and made into an
emulsion withtwouiinees of w ater. This
qnantitv should be taken in one dose
earlv in" the morning, iastin. and w to
be followed in about two hours by a
good dose of istor oil say from one to
How to Grow Mushrooms.
The large quantity of mushrooms sold
in the markets of Portland this season
and the fact that several pertons made
quite large sums of money by gathering
them for sale has given some persons an
idea that it w ould be profitable to go into
the business of raising mushrooms for
market. Inquiries have been received
from several as to where mushroom seeds
can be obtained, mid one person 1ms
been much astonished by leing told
that mushrooms have no seeds, and lie
wants to know how they are propagated.
Although it is technically conect, it is
hardly fair to say that mushrooms have
no seeds. The small grains which flow
erhss plants, like the mushroom, pro
duce, and which answer for seeds, to
produce the species, are called "spores."
The spores of the Mushroom are pro
duced along the edges of the gills, but
are so small that they cannot be seen
without the aid of the microscope. They
are of a purple brown color, and if the
top of a mushroom is laid on a piece of
paper when the spores are mature, they
will fall and give the paper a brown col
oring, but the paper should bo covered
with a bell glass to protect the spores,-
wnien are so light that the slightest
breath of air blows them away. Mush
rooms are generally grown from spawn,
which generally conn s in cakes or bricks
and contains the germ. It requires
much skill and experience to make a
success of cultivating mushrooms, and
the business would be very risky here.
It would probablv be better to stick to
gathering the wild mushrooms and to
introduce new species, of which there
are many of excellent quality now in
Deacon Struck the Wrong Road,
Ihe editor of a rural newspaper was
in Philadelphia during the week follow
ing the shooting of President McKinley
and noted with surprise t lie promptness of
the newspapers hero to bulletin-board
the hourly reports of tho president's
condition. He determined to adopt the
idea on all important events when he
should return homo. Soon afterward
he was told one morning by the local
physician that Deacon Jones was seri
ously ill. The deacon wasa person of
some distinction in tho community; so
the editor posted a series of bulletins as
10:00 a.m. Deacon Jones no tetter.
11 :00 a.m Deacon Jones has relapse.
12:30 p. m. Deacon Jones weaker.
1:00 p.m. Deacon Jones has slight
2:15 p. m. Deacon Jones' family has
3:10 p.m. Deacon Jones lias died and
gone to heaven.
Later in the afternoon a traveling
salesman happened bv, stopped to read
the bulletins, and going to the bulletin
board, made another report concerning
the deceased ; it was:
4 :10 p.m. Great excitement in heaven !
Deacon Jones has not yet arrived.
Illustrated Edition "Dridge of the (iods"
By Frederic H. Balch, in a new and
attractive binding, with 8 full-page
drawings by Laurens Maynard Dixon.
A most desirable holiday gift to East
ern friends or relatives, and should
find a place in every home library in
the West. I niu now prepared to (ill
all orders for this book. Price $1.50 at
your home. Gertrude B. Inualls,
Hood River, Oregon.
To Prevent Diphtheria.
The Chicago health department pre
diets an increase of diphtheria and kin
tired diseases owing to the unusual
climatic conditions of thepast summer.
In the following statement a sinrtres-
tion is made which may be adopted
Diphtheria threatens to be more prev
alent and fatal this fall than at any
time since its treatment by anti-toxin
was begun in Chicago some seven years
ago. j wenty aeatns were reported
irom turn cause last weeK, as against
twelve for the corresponding week last
year. This two-thirds increase in the
number of deaths is made more sltmifi
cant by the increasing frequency with
which the diphtheria bacillus is found
in the Iabratory examinations au ln
uici.st- amounting to more man 00 per
cent during the last two weeks.
It is not only the diphtheria organism
but the germs of nearly all the infec-.
tious and contagious diseases that show
an increase. Pneumonia, influenza
and scarlet fever germs especially are
louno wun increasing irequency.
The department is not authorized to
treat any disease except smallpox (In
all cases) and diphtheria among the
destitute. But it is the duty to pre
vent disease. It knows that the Inlial
at ion of formaldehyde gas will preveut
a large proportion of eases of diseases
which now threaten the public health
For a few cents any druggist will fur
nish a half-ounce ireful ointment box,
packed with absorbent cotton, and the
cotton wet with fmiii ilin.
The formalin box should be carried
on the person during t!i d iv and put
under tiie pillow at night, at i no on
set of coughing, sneezing, ruin ing of
the eyes or nose or other premonitory
symptoms of having caught cold, re
move the cover from the box and In
hale the vapor through .the nostrils
and mouth alternately fortwoor three
minutes. Be careful not to inhale too
vigorously at first. Frequently a sin
gle use will cut short symptoms, but it
may Lie repeated without barm asotten
as necessary during the day and night.
A. Ad Keller of The Dalles has taken
the agency for "Treasury of Knowledge,"
a publication of 1050 pages, edited by
Trumbull White, which is one of the
most meritorious recent works that
have come under the observation of the
writer. It treats of five different sub
jects, viz: "The Industrial Age," "The
World's Science and Inventions,""Mar
velous Peculiarities and Noteworthy
Facts of All Nations," "Amazing Won
ders of Nature," "Things We All Should
Know." These subjects are treated by
well known authors and .writers in a
clear and concise manner, and compiled
by Mr. White in a way to be compre
hended by all. The book is highly il
lustrated, making it very attractive. It
is sold at $2.75, $3.50 and $4.50, accord'
ing to binding. This work should be in
One of the most interesting members
who attended the apple growers con
gress at St. Louis was Thomas T. Mes
sick, tho 9-vear-old son of II. L. Messick
of Quincy, 111. Young Messick bears
the distinction of being the youngest or
chardist in the country, and is claimed
to be an expert when it comes to prun
ing trees. He has studied horticulture
ever since he learned the alphabet, an1
today is frequently consulted by many
old-time growers who have made a life
time study of the art. The young man
has a record of having pruned six 40-
year-old trees in three days.
TO ALL WHO TRADE
$25.00 Or more in Cash, between November 1, and
December 25, with O. B. HARTLEY, be will give FREE
a Christmas Turkey.
Why not get one? You will trade fully that much by then, and
you get your turkey free.
To all who do not reach this amount, we give you a discount on
merchandise purchased, toward a turkey, or in any merchandise in
our siore. Call and get a card.
Free Delivery. Phone 225
TREAT & HUCKABAY,
Stoves, Tin, Sheet Iron and
Bath Tuba, Sinks and Lavators, Wish Stands and Sink Brackets, Lead
and Iron Pipe, Rubber Goods.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
G. E. WILLIAMS, Prop'r.
Headquarters for '
Pure Drugs, Toilet Articles,
PATENT MEDICINES, SPRAYING MATERIALS.
Prescriptions my Specialty.
Offers ft full line of
General fcerj Stock, On nl Two-p-1 Ails
And oilier Fruit Trees, Plants, Shrubs and Vine.
You are Invited .
To examine the stock and let us know what you want.
H. G. BATEHAM, Proprietor.
America's BEST Rul
" Editorially Fearless.
Consistently Republican Always.
News from all parts of the world. Well written original sto
ries. Answers to queries on all subject. Articles on Health, the
Home, New Books, and on work about the Farm and Garden.
The Weekly Inter Ocean.
The Inter (Venn is a member of the Associate d Press and la
also tiie only Western newspaper receiving the entire telegraphic
news service of the New York 8un and special cable of the New
York World, besides daily reports from over 2000 special corre
spondents throughout the country. No pen can tell more fully
why it is the best on earth.
52 Twelve Page Papers $1 a Year.
Brimful of newt from ivrryitltert ami
a ftrrfrft frusl of fjttrial matter
Subscribe lor the Glacier and the Week
ly Inter Ocean one year, both for $1.00.
He Peddled It Out.
The following communication is prob
ably intended to answer an editorial in
the Glacier two weeks ago :
Hood River, Nov. 20, 1902. Editor
Glacier: Why do tbe farmers send to
Portland for goods? A farmer out here
in the foothills had a nice beef for sale.
He could not get $25 offered for the same.
He killed the beef himself and peddled
it out. It netted him over $40, and lie
has more than $5 worth of suet besides
oxtail soup and pickled tongue.
Pine Grove School.
Tbe following report was received at
the Glacier office in due time but was
mislaid. It is not too late to give the
bright pupils of this school proper
The following pupils were neither ab
sent nor tardy in the month ending
Frank Board man Charles Lage
Nellie Perry Alphonse Mohr
Mabel Robinson Frank Hennagin
Ivy Clark Marie Mohr
Earl Clark Hester Harbison
Etfie Robinson Irene Sproat
Blanche Harbison Marion Sproat
Willie Clark Fred Hennagin
Elmer Boardman Lizzie Mohr
Ruth Harbison Edith Sproat
Mike Mohr Nellie Johnson
Joy Mason Roy Sproat
Ralph Perry Elsie Wells
Etta Clark Carl Mohr
Jessie Wells Paul Mohr
Eva Slater Willie Wells
, D. G. Gunnell, Principal.
Mrs. Mary t McDonald, familiarly
known as "Grandnia" McDonald, and
believed to be the oldest living person
in America, celebrated her 132d birth
day recently in the home for aged and
infirm colored persons, in West Phila
delphia. Mrs. ' McDonald spent her
youth on a farm in the vicinity of v alley
Forge and claims to have distinct rec
ollection of giving food to Washington's
hungry soldiers miring their winter of
hardships and suffering at Valley Forge
camp. The old woman's sight has en
tirely failed her, but her mental facul
ties apparently are as strong as ever
"Now Is the Appointed Time."
The O. R. A N. Co. bag Sunt issued a hand
somely Illustrated pamphlet entitled "Oregon'
waxinngiun ana lanuo ana inoir Resources.
It baa mucb to nay about Hood Klver.
People In the East are anxious for Infonim
tion about the Pacific Northwest. If you will
Ci the O. R. ft N. agent a list, of names of
tern people who are likely to be Interest
ed, tbe booklet will be mailed free to such
ven m way
Pullets for Sale.
About five doxen Brown Leeliorn pullets for
sale by J. U. KOBKKU.
i-iione oui. . do
On the Hill,
S. C. JACKSON. Proprietor. Will
do picture framing In oonnection. Room
moldings and all klndsof plctureand window
glass constantly on hand. Call and see sam
ples or wall paper.
And time may go, but we will con
tinue to do all kinds of plain and
at the same old stand, satisfactorily
Your orders respectfully solicited.
E. R. BRADLEY.
Buggy, Like the One Represented Here,
Will be Given to a Subscriber.
The Glacier has a brand new Oxford Buggy it desires to give to a subscriber. The Buggy has fancy
panel, hand painted; body 24x55 Inches; round corners, well Ironed; extra deep seat; solid panel spring
back; nxles 15-10x6' inches; axle beds glued to axles; Bailey body loops; double reaches ironed full
length; wheels Sarven patent; lx inch rouud edge tire; leather quarter top; Pegamoyed leather trim
mings; fancy binding and welts; double line nickel dash rail; ivic!;el luzy buck rail; full length fancy
carpet; side carpet and toe rug; body black with neat decorations; gear dark green; with shafts.
One thousand tickets, numbered consecutively from ono to one thousand, will bo given out, one to
each subscriber paying $1.50 on subscription. Subscribers in arrears who ;my up will get a ticket for
each $1.50 paid, as well as those who pay iu advance.
A number under 1000 has been written on a card, scaled i'i : u :;t
Co's bunk in Hood River." Every precaution was taken to keep i'r- nu.i,'
one knows the luckey number. A dozen cards were taken, iuiiu'k-h un!
curds were then shuffled, one picked up at random and placed iu t'.o env
i , and placed in Butler &
i' m ti:e bank a secret. No
I-!' 'J writ ton upon each; the
ni.e, scaled up, and the bal-
of the cards were seen except by the
ance thrown immediately into the fire. The number upon nor
person writing them.
Every Subscriber Mas a Chance
To get this handsome vehicle. If the subscriber is iu arrears ho can pay up and get tickets entitling
him to a chance. All subscribers who paid as much as $1.50 during this mouth of November will get
The tickets given to subscribers are all in sealed envelopes, sealed up by the printer, and no one
will know his number until he opens the envelope.
When the tickets are all given out, tbe subscriber holding the number corresponding with the
number in the bank will take tbe buggy. Subscribers should preserve their tickets.
The proprietor of the Glacier has always aimed to send out a good local paper, worth the price of
'subscription. He is grateful for past patronage and a big list of subscribers. The paper will not deteri
orate in usefulness, and subscribers who fail to get the buggy will get value received for their money
in a good local paper.
The buggy cau now be seen in the big red barn of tho Hood River Trading Co. It was bought
through the agency of Ralph Savage, who can sell you one just like it if you can't wait till tbe Gla
cier's buggy is given out.
Spot Cash Grocery.
r:Wr - C- -r-r -y
The aboye cuts are representations of a few pieces of handsomely
decorated, hand painted china, now on exhibition at our store,
which we intend giving away Free to our customers.
Our assortment consists of Cups and Saucers, Pie Plates, Breakfast
Plates, Dinner Plates, Platters, Covered Dishes, Cream Pitchers, Sugar
Bowls, Tea Pots, and everything else which goes to make up a
Fine Set of Dishes.
We earnebtly Invite you to call aud inspect it, when we will
cheerfully give you full information.
We do this to increase our trade, and believe you will appreciate
this method of doing it, as it gives you something useful at absolutely
no cost to you. Our aim will always be to sell you goods as cheaply
as possible considering the quality of goods handled by us.
J. E. HANNA.
Free Delivery. rne 53-
Agent ior UALLfiJs laijui.
Coe's Addition to Hood River.
ONLY 14 LOTS LEFT.
The most sightly location In Hood River. Large lots, at prices
that will be sure to suit. This will bear immediate Investigation.
Don't let this opportunity slip by. It means a home to you at very
We have listed Farm Lands, Homesteads, Timber Claims in
fact, most anything that you want, improved or unimproved.
Our prices are always right. Call on or address
GEO. D CULBEItTSON & CO.
J. It. NICKELSEN, Proprietor.
0 11 1 i 1 1 Columbia. 'Phone 245
PARK AND WASHiKSTC i, PORTLAND, OREGON
The school where thortitrli w r
Books, Bibles, Albums, Stationery,
WE'VE GOT 'EM.
Drop in and See them.
GEO. I. SLOCOM.
The Davidson Fruit Co.
.If yon have Fruit to market, or will need
Fruit Boxes, Plows, Cultivators, Fer
tilizers, or a Vehicle,
We keep onr office open twelve months in the' year, and need
If we please yon, tell your neighbors; If not, tell us.
DAVIDSON FRUIT CO.
s done; where the reason is
always given; where cor.r-;1c:;ce U devtbped; where bookkeeping
Is taught exactly as boohs are kcr-t i.t business ; where shorthand is
made easy ; where penrnmhip is at its best ; where hundreds of
bookkeepers and stenographers have been educated for success in
life; where thousands more will I)e. Opea all the year. Catalogue free
A. P. ARMSTRONG. LL. B.. PRINCIPAL
Millinery at Cost
All our Pattern, Street and Tailored Ilats at cost. See our
show window for prices that defy competition.
Make your wives, daughters or sweethearts a. Xmat present of
one of those lovely Patteru Hals.
MAE B. ROE, Milliner.
Stages to Cloud Cap Inn.
Ticket office fur the Regulator Line of Steamers Telephone and
have a hack carry you to and from the boat landing If jroa want
a first-class turnout call on the
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER AND LIVERY CO.