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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 30, 1903)
A Trip to Oregon in 1853-4,
BY II. C. COE.
I have often been requested to write
up the early history of Hood River, and
as a preliminary article, will tell of our
trip from New York via the Panama
route to Portland.
First, however, I want to tell of one
singular thing that happened a few
weeks before our departure, and while
in Auburn, N. Y., making our farewell
visit with our old friends and relatives.
A long farewell it wbb, indeed, for we
never saw them agnin. All those that
remained, as well as those that came,
except myself have crossed over to the
silent majority on the other side. My
brother Charles, who died about 1873,
was at that time seriously afflicted with
opthalmia, so bad, indeed, that his eight
was endangered. The best doctors were
employed without beneficial results.
Finally a relative at whose home we
were visiting, suggested that we visit a
clairvoyant living a few miles out of
the city, who had achieved considerable
notoriety from cures he had effected.
As a last resort, my mother, the relative
mentioned and I then only a amull
boy went to see him. We found the
medium at home, and he without any
questions, went into a trance and told
us the object of our visit to him, made a
prescription for my brother's eyes, and
then turning to my mother, said: "I
see a long journey ahead of you, over
troubled seas and across land and seas
again, but you will reach your journey's
end in safety. Your husband will be
there to meet you, ana the Indians will
never hurt yon." .The prescription was
filled and directions followed. In a re
markably short time my brother was
restored to perfect health and Was never
troubled with bis eyes again. We
crossed the troubled seas and father met
us at the landing. We passed .through
the Yakima war; for weeks savage war
whoops rang in our ears, but "the In
dians never hurt us."
In the fall of 1851, if my memory ser
ves me right, my father, Nathaniel Coe
of Livingston county, N. Y , was ap
pointed by President Polk as special
postal agent for the territory of Oregon,
then comprising the vast and but little
known country lying between California
and British Columbia, and from the
Hocky mountains to the Pacific Ocean,
now embracing the states of Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and part of Mon
tana, lie took with him my brother
Frank, a boy of 10 years, next older
than myself. The determination was
that if this new world suited him, we
were to follow later on. Two years of
life in Oregon decided my father to
make it his future home, and December
12, 1853, just 50 years ago, found ua on
board an ancient side-wheel ark, known
as the "Georgia," along with 1400 oth
ers. There were 900 laborers for the
Panama railroad, just commenced; the
rest were bound for the gold fields of
California. Our party consisted of my
mother and my two brothers Lawrence
and Charles who took steerage ; moth
er and I going first cabin. One day in
the steerase was all the boys could
stand, as it was dreadfully crowded, and
they, after proper representation to the
purser, were permitted to cross the
dead line and come aft. Off Cape
Hatteras we found a very rough sea,
though not much wind. The.storm hav
ing subsided, our old ship rolled and
Ditched in a most disreputable man
ner, making, nearly every one most
horribly sick'. None of our party, how
ever, were affected by it.and after a
day or so we ran into calm seas
and the remainder of the trip was
exceptionally pleasant. I think it was
ou the eighth day we reached Aspinwall,
the end of our Atlantic voyage. Four
other steamships came into port the
same day, all loaded, as we were with
laborers for the new road and the gold
fields. Such a jam as. there was; all
was hurry and bustle and we had to re
main over one day in order to get trans
portation. Aspinwall now the city of
Colon was a small, rambling town of
low houses with thatched roofs; the sea
beach in front and a tropical forest
The next morning we boarded the
cars for a six mile ride to the Chagres
river, then the terminus of the road.
The bridge across the river was just
about completed. Alongside of the road
we noticed several rough wooden boxes
w hich we were informed were coffins,
and contained the bodies of workmen
ho had just died of fever, and we were
told, and I have no reason to doubt the
truth of the statement, that every tie
on the road cost a man's life. We were
now transferred to a bateau for a 12
or 15 mile ride up the river to Cruces.
The river was very shallow and with
quite a strong current. The banks were
lined with a dense tropical forest. Our
boat was covered, with walks along the
guards, which the native boatmen used
to propel the boat along by using long
poles which they planted on the bottom
of the river and against their shoulders,
and with a low "Ace, Ace, Ace," walked
the length of the boat, pushing the boat
along with their feet. During the after
noon a thunder-storm came up and the
rain came down in torrents. We reach
ed Gorgona at dark, and tied up for the
night along with scores of other boats.
During the evening a brawny westerner,
who had gone ashore, in returning to
his boat had to cross a dozen or soothers
to reach his own. This the natives ob
jected to, and a free fight ensued, result
ing in the complete rout of the natives.
The next morning brought us to Cruces,
and the end of our boat journey. We
remained here until the next day about
noon before we could obtain a mule for
mother to ride, while I was deposited
on the back of a native for transporta
tion purposes; my brothers walking. I
I do not know just how far it was to the
city of Panama, but at nightfall wo were
still six or seven miles away from our
destination, and my native mule w ho
also acted as guide insisted on stopping
at a wayside inn, declaring it was dan
gerous to proceed further and would not
go a step. He started off to the house
carrying me with him, but my lusty
yells called my brother's attention to
me and drawing his revolver ordered my,
human horse to let me off, and 1 ran to
them. After proceeding a short dis
tance our party concluded that discre
tion was the better part of valor and
returned to the bungalow, much to the
joy of my native, who hugged me with
delight. Our hotel was a crude affair.
Kound poles set in forked sticks driven
in the ground formed seats to a rough
board table, while smoking mule meat,
cut from the haunches of animals that
had perished in a neighboring mud
hole, and sweet potatoes, with native
bread and coffee, formed our supper.
The beds consisted of plain rough boards
12 inches wide and seven feet long laid
on wooden hone, and without a ves
tige of a blanket, and placed side by
side in one large room, men and women
all indiscriminately piled in together.
Breakfast was a repetition of supper.
Meals fl each, lodging fl. We made an
earlv start and had not proceeded more
than half mile when we came to the
body of a traveler who, like ourselves,
tried to push on through and had been
murdered and robbed by the wayside
the evening before. About two mile
further on we came to a very singular
cut across backbone of rock, some
eight or ten feet deep, worn down by
incessant travel. It was just wide
enough to let a pack mule through, w ith
foot holes 12 or 15 iiuhe deep where
each animal stepped. The cut was
:rooked so that oue could not see the
opposite end, a.nd any one wishing to go
through, footman or rider, should "call
out to know if this way is clear. - A head
on collision meant trouble, as each ani
mal of one train or the other would
have to be backed out: aa it was im
possible to turn or pass'on.i Passine
this noint we came to the worst mud
hole that I ever saw. There were mules
and mules and mules stuck in this beg'
hole, some freshly, immersed to their
ears, and some in the process of being
swallowed up. Putrefying carcasses
niiea tue humid air with -..a leartui
stench. ? Whenever a , mule once got
stuck in thia awful plaoe every effort
was made to save his pack, but the poor
unite was ananaonea to ms late, mere
was no avoiding it, and pack animals
would go lunging through it, literally
over the bodies of sunken animals. I
heard a man tell our party that he had
actually walked across this villainous
bog on the heads of dead mules. ;
We reached the walled city of Pan
ama in time for dinner, and the same
afternoon my mother and I, were taken
out to the propeller California, an old
warship that had been converted Into
a passenger boat.: On account of the
failure of our baggage to arrive, my
brothers had to remain until the next
sailing day, or about three days. The
second day out I was taken with Fan-
4iu fever and narrowly missed .being
planted in the depths of the sea; was
just able to stand on my feet as we
steamed into Kan Francisco harbor.
We also had a close call from a ship
wreck, as we struck heavily three times
on the. bar; the breakers making a
clean breach over the ship,
San Francisco was not a great city
then; a few streets with great sand
hills around the towii. We remained
there until the arrival of .the next
steamer from Panama,.! when we -all
boarded the little propeller Fremont for
Portland. The trip was .rough and
stormy, and our ship at time's seemed'
to hesitate whether to right up or roll
clear over; but we reached' Portland In
safety.- Father was there to meet us,
and the "J udiuiis jiever hurt us."
v Observations by "Verdant. 1
Hood River, Oregon, January 27,1903.
Editor Glacier: ('Straws show which
way the wind blows." The. inaugural
address or messaged the newly installed
mayor to the newly organized "city coun
cil is a document of high tank t and
much above that class of documents
usually sent in in cities of this size. It
contains a sentiment from start to finish
of economy, prudence,improvement and
democratic government. Suggesting
and recommending a policy in harmony
with the central-idea of the issue upon
which he was elected, "majority rule',
a referendum of important matters back
to a vote of the people developing a
very marked contrast with subsequent
acts of the newly installed members, of
the council at the same session. '
He. very properly admonishes the
council to carefully guard the inter
ests of the city when contracting with
"public corporations' for services to
the citizens or public of Hood River. I
presume his honor meant "private cor
porations", operating public utilities,
furnishing water, electric light, power
or gas, which are always On the alert
seeking franchises to serve the public,
and then deal with the members of the
city council in the style that the Trac
tion companies dealt with the Saint
Louis city council, not so much in the
interest of the people as to make f busi
ness for the courts., And possibly neces
sitate the creating commissions to in
vestigate the actions of private corpora
tions, similar to the one now inquiring
into the conduct of the coal companies
in the Eastern and Middle states.
Among the first business to come be
fore the newly organized council was a
monster octopus with tentacles reaching
out fifty years ahead.: Strange as it may
appear, a geotjeman who is a leader in
his party in the valley, county,,' ' and
well up in the councils in the state, a
leader in his business and generally a
good all-round fellow and citizen, elect
ed on a majority rule platform and who
bids fair to be a leader in the legislative
councils of the city, was the gentleman
who moved that the ordinance be passed
to its first reading without reference . or
amendment as to whether the people of
the city prefer granting a franchise to a
private corporation for fifty years or for
the city to put in and own and operate a
water works system and furnish the
service to the people at cost, the same
as they get public school service.
Observation and experience of towns
less favorably situated than Hood River
shows that a better service can be had
for less than half the prices paid at
present for very poor service, "anarchy
or no anarchy. " People do not object
to paying taxes if they get public im
provements in return, a good water sys
tem, good school system, good streets,
walks and roads. What they do object
to is being taxed to boom some private
corporation that never, or seldom ever
furnishes the promised improvement.
Paying usual charges where private
corporations operate a public utility jb
not taxation, it is usually what- the coal
companies are charged with- robbery.
Granting franchises to private corpora
tions to operate public utilities are back
numbers, and no up-to-date towns or
cities are doing it even in some instan
ces operating street railw ays, ' , I have no
fears of jobs being put up on our city if
it puts in a water system with a referen
dum majority rule' system in operation,
with such men as our present mayor at
the head of the city government. The
whole people are decidedly safer to Wust
in these matters than politicians and in
terested parties. .' J ' " VV . .","
The right Jthing to do'f is to at once
take steps fo 'get from - (he legislature
an enabliug'act for the city to put in a
water system, and take no .mo. e chances
of being held up periodically and in'sus
pense all the time. If iso'me railroad
would come along with ascheme to get
the city bonded for forty or fifty thous
and dollars the people would at once
clamor for it, and perhaps have it, an
archy or no anarchy,.,; .. ; Vebiukt.
Advertised Letter List.
- January 2, 1903. ' .
Brown, Tom Butler, Clifton W.
Fields, Chss. L. t Laren, G. E.
Malone, Thomas Wentworth, F. A.
White, Robert. . .
Wm. M. Yates, Postmaster.
Poor Place for Bachelors.
The Argentine Republic, or, rather,
one of the small states that compose
it, has no use for bachelors. The law
holds that a man is marriageable in
Argentine when he is twenty. The ex
chequer gives point to the opinion by
taxing all bachelors o between twenty
and thirty 5 a month. After thirty
and upjo thirty-five the tax increase
100 per cent. lietweea thirty-five and
fifty single blessedness costs 20 a
month. From his fiftieth to hisseventy
fiith year a bachelor may follow his own
wild road by paying f30 a month. After
that comes relief. The .eviviotii exam
ple of an on married, man of betwven
seventy-five and eighty is foosidered
to be neutralized by a payment nf only
$20 a year, and w hen the eightieth birth
day is pawd tin treasure tinally ceases
from worrying. A widower is given
three years jn "which to mourn sad
chmM i siuwssor, but a man who can
prove that he has proposed and ibeea
refused three tiroes in one year is con
sidered to have earned immunity.
Irrigation Statistics Wanted.
WaHjiington.D. C, January 27,1903.
The acceDtance bv congress of the prin
ciole of federal aid in the construction
of irrigation works in the Western states
has given a great impetus to every in
dustry in that section of the country.
thh people of the Eastern states are just
pegin'ning to realize the opportunities
offered in the territory to be opened up.
As the proposition develops, a tide . of
immigration will inevitably set in ana
this region will become one of the most
populous ana prosperous in the country.
With large areas of reclaimable land
and plenty of available water, Oregon
especially will be benefited by the meas
ure. The actual work of surveying, locating
and constructing reservoirs and other ir
rigation works will be done by the geo
ltgical survey., : In order to obtain a
better understanding of the present ex
tent of irrigation, . the location of the
areas irrigated, and to gain other infor
mation useful in tins work, the rmy
seventh congress authorized the direo
tor of the census to bring down to date
the irrigation statistics obtained in 1900
oy mat omce. xeiters oi inquiry aim
schedules are now being sent out to se.
cure the necessary information. AH
interested in - irrigation should an
swer as promptly , as possible
any inquiries they may receive eo
that the merits, of the various sections
of country mav become known. Irriga
tors who do not receive blanks within a
reasonable time should notify the census
office at Washington and they will be
supplied. I '
It is interesting to note In this con
nection how much it will mean to t,he
country at large to have the arid lands
of the West reclaimed, . . i
According to the census of 1900 the to
tal improved farm area ot the united
States was 414.800.0UU acres, it is con'
servatively estimated that the reclaim-
able area is not less man ou,uuu,uuu
acres. Its reclamation, therefore, will
add nearly one-eighth to the actual crop
producing area of the country and will
exceed by a liberal margin the tillable
land of all the states, excepting New
York,' on the'Atlantic coast from Maine
to Florida. Allowing 40 acres, the aver
age size of irrigated farms, this area
will make, 1,260,000 farms, ; or; a little
less than one-fourth the number in the
United States in 1900. The occupants
of these farms will add directly to the
population 8,250,000, and .indirectly, m
the accompanying mercantile, profes
sional, manufacturing and industrial
classes at least 3,125,000 more.a total in
crease in the population of the United
Statesof 9,375,000, or nearly twelve and
one-half per cent.
The total value ot an tue tarms in
1900, including all improvements except
buildings, $13,115,000,000. At $42.50
per acre, the average value of irrigated
land, the $50,000,000 acres to be reclaim
ed will add to the value of the farm land
$1,250,000,000. If buildings are included,
the value will be increased 7a,uuu,uuu,
while the augmented wealth through
railroads, cities, mills and ..lactones, .is
beyond estimation. -i
The annual value of all the farm prod
ucts in 1900 was $4,379,000,000. The av
erage value per acre of products of ir
rigated lands was $14.81. At this rate
the area to be reclaimed will add prod
ucts worth $740,500,000, an addition of
nearly one-sixth of the life sustaining
powers of the country. '
The number ot irrigating aitcnes ana
canals in operation in -the United States
exceeds 20,00U, and their comoineu
length is not less than 50,000 miles. If
joined end to end they would reach
twice around the world. Formed into
one they would constitute a navigable
canal, such as the Erie, thirty feet widt
and five feet deep, extending from San
Francisco to New York, a distance of
over 3,000 miles.
The figures of the last census show
that the works required to irrigate 7,203,
273 acres cost $64,289,001, an average of
$8,85 per acre. At this rate the expend-;
iture required to reclaim the area
proposed would be at least
$450,pfl0,000. After the government
has performed its part there will be no
delay by the farmers in carrying on the
work. While the initial expense is enor;
mous, it is not comparable with the
value of the crops which will be grown
on the lands reclaimed. The total cost
of all the irrigation works in use in the
country is only three-fourths the value
of the crops produced each year on ir
rigated lands. i
, , ; A Misunderstanding. j
Clancy had a black eye and , thus exr
plained it: 1
"Sure, an' I got ut in the most in
nercent way possible. I see Mrs. Mur
rphy an' I sez to her, sea I, 'Tt's a fine
marnin', Mrs. Mur-rphy,' sez I. 'It is,'
sez she. 'An' where are yez goin'f'
ses I. 'To th' bar-rgain shtore,' sea
she. - An' with that I walked down to. 'J
strate wi her.
"Whin we come to th' shtore they
wuz er crowd an' sez she, 'Hould th'
Daby a minute till I come back,' an' I
hild th' kid.
"An' thin Mur-rphy come up. 'How
ar're ye?' sez he. 'Oh, I'm holdin' me
own,' sez I. 'Ye're a liar,' sez he, an':
thin he hit me." Pittsburg Dispatch.
, The Secret of Long1 Life
Consists in keeping all the main or
gans of the body in healthy, regular ac
tion, and in quickly destroying deadly
disease germs, Elec ric Bitters regulate
stoqiach, liver and kidneys, purify the
blood, aud , give a splendid appetite.
They work wonders in curing kidney
troubles, female . complaints, nervous
Creases, constipation, dyspepsia, and
malaria. Vigorous health and strength
always follow their use. Only 60c,guar
anteed by Chas. N. Clarke.druggist. ,
. . in
Deceptivenes of. Oregon Scenery, ;
Macon. Mo., Jan. 18. A case was ar
gued hi the circuit court here the other
gay In which the main Issue was the
Jeceptiveness of Western scenery. The
eTendants' couusel contended that the
court should not take Into considera
tion the testimony of a "Missouri ten
derfoot" regarding a certain section of
Oregon land because "he is not qual
ified by experience to testify intelli
gently about the country out there." ..
The style of the case was Mary Jane
Shipley and John Shipley (wife and
husband) vs. Joseph F. Rice and Ma
rian Williams. The plaintiffs, who are
old people, owned a farm in Macon
county. They claim the defendants,
by misleading representations, induced
them to trade their Missouri farm for a
much larger but comparatively worth,
loss tract of land in Lincoln county,
Oregi.n. The suit was U have the
deeds set aside on the ground of fraud.
The plaintiffs, were never on the Ore
gon land, but Mr. Shipley went to the
nearest town, became very much dis
satisfied with the country, decided be
had been swindled and returned home.
The principal objection raised was that
the Oregon Uju was mostly in the
mountains and was uncultlvable.
In arguing In support of the fairness
of the deal, as counsel for defendants.
Attorney Joseph Park said:
. "The truth is those mountains are
miles and miles the other side of the
farm my clients sold hi in. His farm
nestles in one of the most fertile val
leys of the state of Oregon, It well wa
tered aud intensely picturesque, and
bad lie made a closer inspection he
would have gnrie iota raptures over bis
trade. He bad no reason to apprehend
any danger from the mountains. They
merely served to form a beautiful back
ground to bis possessions. Wby, they
weren't even in the same county his
and was in.
"What reliance could you put in the
testimony of a man no matter how
honest and Mr. Shiuley Is certainly
honest who bad never visited Oregon
before? Your honor has been West,
and I am glad of It, for he will be iii a
better position to accept as true the fol
lowing incident in my own experience
when I was doing tue West us a 'ten
"Some months ago I was riding in a
car between Baker City and Hunting
ton. Oregon, looking out of the win
dow, of course. I observed a coyote
Jogging along, keeping pace with tire
tram, and it rather astonished me to
see now easily r, am it. tie loonea to
beabout sixty or seventy yards from
us possibly irifle further. Next to
the joy of shooting a real live Indian, I
thirsted for the scalp of a Western
VI remarked to a native that I wished
I had a cuu to take a crack at him.
The native smiled ironically, as if
doubting my marKsmanstiip, out said
he thought he could find me one. He
ran across a cowboy or a train robber
in the smoker and borrowed his Win
chester. The train robber brought his
friend and several' others to see me
shoot. We weut to the rear platform.
"I'm something of a hunter, as your
Honor knows, and the thing looked
easy.: ; The animal, for some peculiar
reason, was not watchful, nor paying
any attention to me, but kept along at
the some old gait. One of the men on
the. platform said something about
doubting a Missourian's ability to shoot
straight. I thought I would show him.
Well, I emptied the magazine at the
beast, aud I don't think be butted an
eye-lash if be had any. I never saw
anything ats cool under fire. I got hot
"The train robber courteously loaded
the gun up again and I braced myself
against the end of the car. The con
ductor said he would have the train
stopped if I preferred a steadier rest.
One of the boys fanned me with his
broad-brimmed hat and another
brought out a glasj of water. I ignored
tbeui as ill-mannered plainsmen.
When I had shot sixteen more holes
in the Ur without result, I observed
my audience smiling. I said :
" 'You fellows seem to think you are
such fine shots suppose one of you
take a whacfe at him. i don't ueneve
your old gun will shoot straight, any
way,' auu l nanaea n oacu vo na
".'Stranger.' he said, 'the gun's all
rieht. and vou're all right, but that 'er
coyote is over in the next county, and
you couldn't hit him from here with a
cannon. You see we are running cat
acoruered from him and that's wby he
seems to be keeping up. When a Mis-
sourian comes out here we always let
him go after what he wants without
telling him how far off it is, so as to
keep him from calling us names.'
"A homely illustration, your juouor,
but a true one, and it fits the facts in
Au Afternoon Tea.
The members of the ladies' aid so
ciety of the Congregational church
will give an afternoon tea at the res
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Truman But
ler, on Btate street, Friday afternoon,
from 2 to 5 o'clock. The names of
the ladies who have the tea in charge
begin with the letter B and consist of
Alesdames itoue. urosiua, isenson, But
ton, Bateham aud Bone. The letter
-B will also dtsignate the menu for
the occasion. An entertaining pro
gramme, consisting of musical aud
literary exercises, will be presented.
A novel teuture or this programme
will be a very pretty "wiggle con
test," in which ail may participate.
There is not a drone among the "B's,"
so a good time may be expected. Ev
erybody -Invited. Admission, includ
ing refreshments, 10 cents.
Don't Try to Cheat a Lawyer.
A voting lawyer, just starting in his
profession, hung out his sign in a Con
necticut town wliere there was only one
other lawyer, an aged judge.
A close-fisted old tellow, thinking to
get legal advice for nothing, called upon
the young man, told him he was very
glad he had come into the town, as the
old judge was getting superanuated,
and then contrived in a sort of neigh
borly talk to get some legal questions
answered. Then thanking the young
man, he put on his hat and was about
to leave, when the young man asked
him if he should charge the advice, for
which the fee was five dollars. The old
fellow went into a violent passion, and
swore he never would pay. The young
lawyer told him he would sue him if he
So the old fellow went down to see
the judge, found him hoeing in his gar
den, and said ;
"That young scamp that s just come
to town ! I dropped in to make a neigh
borly call on him, and he charged me
five dollars for legal advice."
"Served you right, said the lunge,
"you had no business to hava gone to
"But have I got to pay it, judge 1"
"Of course you have."
"Well, then," said the man, "I sup
pose I must," and he started off.
"Hold on, said the uuige, "aren t
you going to pay me?"
"Pay your what forr
"For legal advice."
"What do you charge?"
The result was that the old fellow had
to pay five dollars to the young lawyer
and ten dollars to the old one.
To whom it may concern: Having
been unwise enough to make applica
tion tor membership in a concern that
Is known as the National Homeseekers'
Association of Chicaga, Denver, Salt
Lake aud Portland, I write this notice
to warn any one against taking mem
bership in the concern on account of
mv being a member: for I have made
diligent Inquiry about their reliability
and am or tne opinion mat it is a wild
cat scheme, without any backing what
ever. Oregon papers please copy.
Heads Should Sever Ache.
Never endure this trouble. Use at
once the remedy that stopped it for
Mrs. N. A. Webster, of Winnie, Va.,
she writes: "Dr. King's New Life Pills
wholly cured me of sick headaches I had
suffered from for two years." Cure
headache, constipation, billiocsness. 25c
at Chas. N. Clarke's drug store.
You will find in almost every home
useless gim cracks in the parlor and a
painful lack of useful articles in the
kitchen. In the same way you will find
in education a lot of silly nonsense to
the exclusion of practical things. We
do not seem to ever get away from the
toy instinct ot our youth.
John D. Rockefeller has alread? given
twelve million dollars to the University
of Chicago, and already educational
people are abusing him like a thief, on
one pretext and another. Don't expect
to escape abt.se because you are "lib
eral." The more "liberal'' yon are the
more people expect of you.
Herbert E. Clamp, who has charmed
thousands of readers under the nora de
guerre of Arthur Field, was seen trudg
ing along the streets of New York in
the rain the other day without an um
brella. "Unjust suspicion has driven me to
this," said Clamp, as he wiped away the
raindrops that were running into his
eyes. "Yesterday morning I brought
over my wife's umbrella and my own
and loft them to be re-covered. Having
umbrellas on my mindj when I took my
Monday luncheon at Dennett's, I acci
dentally picked up one belonging to an
old maid who sat next to me and was
halfway down to the cashier's desk,
near where they "brown the wheats!"
when she came after me shouting:
"Hey, young man, I'll trouble you to
return my umbrella!"
"She wouldn't listen to explanations,
and I retreated in disorder. In the
course of the afternoon I got my own
two umbrellas at the umbrella store, and
a few minutes later boarded a Broadway
car. I felt that I was being closely
scrutinized by somebody, and looking
up encountered the eagle gaze of the old
lady of the restaurant. Looking sarcas
tically at the umbrellaB under my arm,
she said in acidulous tones, so that every
one in the car heard her,
t' My, young man, but this must be
your I ueky day. It seems that others
do not keep as sharp an eye to their
umbrellas aa I do!"
. "I left the car," said Clamp, ruefully,
"and in my confusion I left my two
umbrellas behind me."
"What kind of a Christmas did you
have?' asked one boy. "Fine," 'an
swered the other; "my presents were
the things that I wanted instead of
boing the 'useful gifts' that father and
mother wanted." Washington Star.
Editor You want to be Bure, Miss
Scratchington, that all the historical
data of your novel is strictly correct.
Miss Bcratchington Uon't worry, about
that, dear sir; people, who know history
never read historical novels. Brooklyn
Stockholders of the East Fork Irrigating Co.
take notice that their annual meetlns will he
held at Hone & McDonald's store on February
21.19M, atlo'elock p.m.
jwim v. it. BDiNii, rresiaeni.
Milk 6c a Q,uart.
I now have more milk for sale than Is taken
by my customers. Would like a few move
customers at $2 per month per quart. .?j
All corporations and individuals who take
water across the nubile hlahwav in road dis
trict No. S, are hereby notitled that they must
put their culverts down on a level with the
jao u. i), wooiwoiait,Bnpervi8or.
Hogs for Sale.
1 hnro 3 f mini hnvirl antra ft it-on In ilwv a
gooU Jersey cow. H, W. WAIT!
B. F. BELIEU,
TT-Plans and Estimates FtrKiwnKr-S
On the Hill,
S. C. JACKSON. Proprietor. Will
do picture framing in connection. Room
moldings and allkiudsof nictureand window
glass constantly on hand. Call and see siun-
ptes or wail papor.
Get Your Shoes.
All shoes repaired in J. W. Rings' shop in
Hood River, left over 30 days will be sold lor
the cost of repairing. ffi Q. V. KIUUM.
Applications for water of the Water Supply
Co. oi Hood River Valley must be In by f ell.
1. 1U08. Blank applications can be had of any
of t he board of directors
J30 O. E. MAKKHAM, Secretary.
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.
P. Y. Friday F. B. Barne
FRIDAY & BARNES,
Town and country proierty put Into our
hands will be promptly brought to the buyer,
at tention. We also do Insurance and Nolary
L. C. Haynes James F. Dehor
The place to get an easy shave, an
up-to-date huir cut, and to enjoy the
luxury of a porcelain bath tub.
On the Mount Hood road, South
of town, keeps constantly on hand
the best quality of
Hay, Grain and Feed,
At Lowest Prices.
d22 1). F. LAMAR, Pro p.
Tlans a.nd Estimates Fcrsjshrd.
S. H. COX.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore exiattnit between J. T. Hohnitn and
K. M. Ilolmnn, utuicr the linn Rnfne of Hoi
nmn Son, is dissolved by mutual consent;
J. T. HolniMD continuing the bunineiw but he
hM moved down town to hit old stand, cor
ner smie and Third Blreeta. i. T. Itohnitn
w!lleoliectllowtntheflrm and py all blila
against tU Unted, January 14, lww.
f.i e. M. holm an.
Woven Wire Fence.
I5eet and cheanest wire fence on earth
all thines considered, lfcm't fail to see
I). . Hverlee before buvingr your fence.
o24tf 1'hone 414 Sub
FEED YOUR CROPS.
Will more than double the profits on your hay crop.
This ywir we will deal exclusively in UTAH PLAS
TER, as the experience of Hood River farmers is
practically unanimous as to its superiority. 'Place
. your orders early. First can will .'arrive .-about
February 15. ,
To produce the fancy quality of fruit that brings
the high prices, while at the same time increasing
the yield, growers should judiciously apply fertil-
izers. We are agents for prepared fertilizers that
have been known as o. k. in Hood Iliver valley by
our most successful fruit growers.
We can also furnish -Muriate of iPotash, Phos
phoric Acid, Nitrate of Soda and Ground Bone.
Sole agents for Pomona and Sentinel . Spray
Pumps, Studebaker Wagons and 'Vehicles, 'Canton
line of Plows and Cultivators
In the line of
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Raints and
Get it at CkMKES
Opposite Post Qlflce.
G. E. WILLIAMS, Prop'r.
Pure Drugs, Toilet Articles,
PATENT MEDICINES, SPRAYING MATERIALS.
Prescriptions my Specialty.
Millinery at Cost
All our Pattern, Street and Tailored Hats at cost. See our
show window for prices that defy competition.
Make your wives, daughters or sweethearts a Xmas present of
one of those lovely Pattern Hats.
MAE B. ROE, Milliner.
Stages to Cloud ;Gap tlnn.
Ticket office for the Regulator Line of Steamers Telephone and
have a hack carry you to and from the boat landing Tf yod want
a first-class turnout call on the
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER AND LIVERY CO.
Offers a full line of
General Iwj Stt, OMJWwetr-iiii
And other Fruit Trees, Plants, Shrubs and Vines.
You are Invited
To examine the stock and let us know what you want.
H. C. BATEHAM, Proprietor.
I5j W. O. Snow and W. L. Upson a. first-class
Blacksmith and Wagon shop on the corner of Riv
er and Fourth streets, where they ,are prepared to
do all kinds of
BMsiii ol Carrie ailiif ni ort
Special attention given to horses with bad feet.
Our work neatlv and promptly done -Give us a call.
SNOW & UPSON.
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