The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, October 01, 1903, Image 5

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Oregonlan of Sunday, Hept. 20.
Hood River, Or., Sept. 19. (To the
Kditor) In your issue of the 17th instant
you publish an interview with John D.
Olwell, of Rogue river valley, in which
he is quoted as saying:
I am informed that Hood River grow
ers are selling Spitzenburgs for2 a box
and Newtowns for $1.80. The disparity
between Hood River and Rogue river
is only apparent, however. The Hood
Kiver boxes are larger than ours, and
consequently are quoted higher in the
market. But the fact is that prices at
both places are on the same level. Our
boxes are the California size.
In reply to this I want to state that
our entire crop of Spitzenburgs and Yel
low Newtowns has been sold at the pric
es he quotes and we have received $1,000
deposit on the sale, the apples to be de
1 ivered as soon as possible after being
Mr. Olwell's statement in regard to
the size of the boxes, however, is mis'
leading. We use boxes of the two sizes
that were adopted at the last convention
of the Northwest Iruit Urowers' asso
ciation. One box is known as the stan
dard, or Oregon, and the other as the
snecial. or California. The standard
box is wider, deeper and shorter than
the special, and contains 26) cubic
inches less space. Instead of saying
that the growers in the Kogue river val
ley were selling apples in a smaller box
lor less money man in noon iviver, air,
Olwell Bhould have said tnat tney were
selline in a larger box for less money,
To be candid and fair with our Rogue
river brothers, we are using both sizes
and get the same for our apples packed
in either box, as approximately there is
no difference. The Uulitornia dox con
tains our smaller apples and the few
cubic inches in contents is thrown in to
make up for size. I might add for
the information of our Rogue river
brothers that we have just shipped two
carloads of mixed varieties of cheaper
apples at prices as surprisingly high as
those quoted above. Now, I want to
ask Mr. Olwell to admit that, if his val
ley is only receiving $1.50 a box for the
same apple for which we are receiving
$2, we must have either a 50 cents bet
ter apple or an organization that is get
ting us a 50 cents better price. Perhaps
we have a little of both.
To those who are seekingalocation for
growing apples and are comparing Hood
River valley with Rogue river valley, I
want to extend an invitation to visit us,
and we will endeavor to prove to them
that we are second to none, in natural
location for apple culture. Our
soil, climate and access to markets are
some of our winning points. For rive
cents a box we can place our apples in
Portland, where we have competition
on freight rates with four transconti
nental railroads and several ocean
steamship lines.
Mr. Olwell's common usage of his val
ley's name as a prefix to ours causes us
to smile. We have learned to say Hood
River, then Rogue River. However, we
won't quarrel over this, for it is that
spirit in any community that makes
life worth living and places all of us on
the road to success.
Mr. Olwell referred to a commission
merchant in Portland, who said: "The
apple industry in Oregon was on the
decline from codlin moth." To that
merchant I want to extend an invita
tion to visit our valley. I'll meet him
at the depot with a two-seated carriage,
give him a free dinner, a free ride over
our valley, and send him home with a
box of our $2 apples, in order that we
might know to whom we could ship pur
apples without being misrepresented.
To that merchant let me present a
thought. The codlin moth is not a bad
enemy to the successful, up-to-date and
progressive apple grower. It removes
the indolent.shiftless and slovenly apple
grower from the field of competition,
and leaves the grower and his fruit the
pride of his community, state and na
tion. In justice to Mr. Olwell I want to
say, he is one of our most progressive
apple growers, and will do justice to the
state in representing her horticultural
interest at the Lewis and Clark fair.
No better man could have been appoint
ed to have charge of our fruit industry.
Yes, Brother Ol well, Hood River will
meet Rogue river both at the St. Louis
and the Portland fairs, and we will en
deavor ta make each a success and bring
back our share of the blue ribbons, and
we will both endeavor to prove to the
world that the state of Oregon is second
to none in the fruit industry, and it
will be our special duty to impress upon
the minds of those seeking a profitable
vocation or investment to corns "Where
rolls the Oregon." A. I. Mason,
President apple growers' union.
Dress Goods and Waistings
40 in. Zibline, all wool, for $1 00
Reautiful Veils for 75
48 and 52 in. Suitings, black, gray, blue and
tan, from 1.00 to 1 2r
.r0 in. all wool Serge , 1 00
42 in. all wool Serge ()
fl4 in. Henrietta
40 in. silk warp Henrietta (50
Fascinators, Opera Shawls & Scarfs.
Fascinators from 25c up
Opera Shawls from 75c up
Silk Shawls, beauties, worth 3.50; our price... 2 75
Wool Scarfs, silk stripe, worth 5.00; our price 3 50
All wool Scarfs, worth 3.00; our price 2 00
Look this ofer; ifwill save you money.
Bed Spreads.
We have them in
White at 1.00, 1.50,
2.00, 3.00 and 4.oo
that are bargains.
Waist Goods.
Have some beautiful
patterns in Waist Goods,
mercerized, raised, fig
ured and basket, and
canvas weaves that are
the very latest weaves,
and other beautiful pat
terns at 12c per yard
and up.
IShirt Waists.
In silk, opera flannel,
French flannel, made up
in latent styles, at 2.5o,
3.75 and 5.oo.
Wash waists cheaper.
See Our Men's
best popular price hat
on the market. Stet
son's at 4-5o and 5.oo.
Other huts too numer
ous to mention in all
shapes and colors.
-Shoes, Shoes, Shoes,
Such celebrated makers as Douglas
ingham & flecht, who make
Try them and be convinced
Miller, Ruck-
Clothing: for Men and Boys.
Suits for men from .T.oo to lS.5o; boys, 1.5oto
Overcoats for men for 7.5o, lo.5o and 12.5o,
that you can't get other places for less than lo.oo,
12.oo and 15.oo.
Boys Overcoats, 3.oo and 4.5o.
Rubber Shoes, Rubber Boots, high-cut leather sole rubber Shoes, Raglans and Oil Coats. When buying any
thing to eat or wear you will always find quality better and prices lower at
that weigh a great deal."
Mason brought a green specimen of a
"Gloria Muiuli" apple. This specimen
is as big aa a cantaloupe and weighed
18 ounces. When ripe this apple weighs
3H ounces and is as big as a email sized
War History of the Calkins Family.
E. D. Calkins of Hood River, the one-
legged Grand Army veteran, who re
sides at Frankton, and whose picture
is here given, is one of 313 soldiers bear
ing the name Calkins, who served in
the American civil war. This is proba
bly a record of which few American
families can show the equal. In the
five great American wars, the Revolu
tion, the war of 1812, the Mexican war,
Listpn to This Apple Story.
Kt. Louis Olobe Democrat.
Joseph Mason, chief police painter,
returned from a 30 days' vacation Fri
day, bringing with him samples of ap
ple's which astonished Chief Kiely and
other police officials. The samples came
from Hie apple ranch of Mason's son,
A. 1. Mason, in the Hood Kiver valley,
Oregon, t miles from Portland. Ac
cording to Joe Mason, this is des
tined to become the apple Mecca of the
"My son has only 20 acres in apples,
but the fruit is enormous," said Mason.
"The tree trunks are no bigger than a
man's arm, yet crops are supported
the civil war and the Spanish-American
encounter, the Calkins family furnished
431 men. William Wirt Calkins of Chi
cago has recently published a Calkins
memorial military roster, an illustiated
book of 204 pages. Many of the Cal
kins' rose to high positions in the army
and are now found among the leading
citizens of the nation. A picture of E.
D. Calkins appears in the roster, accom
panied by the following biographical
sketch :
Calkins, Edward David the son of
David McIIuron Calkins and Margaret
Marsh, his wife, was born June 21, 1843,
in Wood county, Ohio. His grandfather
was named Manasseh and married a Mc
11 n ron, by whom he had four sons and
one datightr.E.D's father with his fam
ily removed from Ohio to Lake county,
III., in 1840, and to Wisconsin in 1857.
Edward D., the oldest of nine children
(all living) enlisted Nov. 19, 1861, in Co.
A, 0th Wisconsin infantry, of the fam
ous "Iron Brigade," Army of the Poto
mac. With his regiment he participat
ed in all the campaigns and battles up
to and including Antietam, where, Sep
tember, 1802, his lett leg was shattered
to the knee by a shell from a rebel bat
tery. Lieutenant Colonel K. -S. Hragg,
then commanding the 0th, says in hie
report in the "Ollicial Records of the
Cnion and Confederate Armies, Series 1,
Volume 19, page 2i4," that "thirteen
men of Company A were killed and
wounded bv that one shell." Amnnta-
The Dalles, Or., Sept. 29 to Oct.3,1903
dm On District Art
The Dalles Carnival Association.
in Purses and
Liberal Awards for Live Stock and Agricultural
No Entrant-
1"W on Articles Contesting for
Oregon Pacific and Oriental Street
The greatest show of the age. will give two grand
jM-rforinanct's dailyafternoon and evening.
Music by Vancouver Military Band.
Reduced rates on all the steamboat and railroad lines.
Write, for Premium List and Spetnl Programme.
H. J. MAIER, Pres. Carnival. J. S.FISH, Piw.Dis.Fnir.
MAX A. VOGT, See. C. E. BAYARD, See.
tion followed and Edward D. recovered,
in time except the leg! His brigade
was in the third army corps until after
the "Second Bull Run battle" (Grove
ton), when it was attached to the fifth
corps, under Hooker. In the Peninsu
lar campaign, at Bull Run, Fredericks
burg, South Mountain and Antietam,
our young soldier helped to earn the ti
tle conferred on the brigade.
The following incidents related to me
by comrades and friends of Edward I).,
are characteristic of the man and his
race as a whole. At South Mountain,
while in the heat of battle and inspired
by an enthusiasm born of the occasion,
he mounted a stone wall and cheered
for the "Badger boys" 1 For which, for
sooth, he narrowly escaped a court mar
tial! Strange, indeed! The battle of
Antietam followed immediately after,
closing too soon a military record of
honor and daring seldom equalled or
surpassed. At Antietam, while lying
wounded in a barn (Poffenburg's),
"skulkers" from the "front" sought
refuge there, and our bleeding hero,
seizing a loaded musket by his side,
drove them out. He remained in the
field hospital at Antietam until April,
1HC3, when he was discharged April 3,
IKti.s, and sent home. Mis address is
Hood River, Oregon.
Trip to Mount Hood.
Jasper Wickham, wife and son Ray
mond and S. F. Blythe, wife and niece,
Miss May Mueller of New York city,
made the trip to Cloud Cap Inn last
week: . The . PiirtyJeft.HaocL. River.
Wednesday morning, at 8 o'clock, and
camped at the Elk Beds Wednesday
night. Next day they made the drive
to the Inn by 12 o'clock. The wind
wag blowing a gale at the Inn and a
blizzard was raging on the mountain.
The party went into camp at the old
barn in the canyon below the Inn.
Here they set up their tent expecting
the wind would not bother them.
About 6 o'clock Mr. Wickham was
Invited to join Peter Felthauseu and
Bert Handman in a bear hunt. Mrs.
Langille, the landlady of the Inn, with
her tield glass had discovered a liear
gamboling on the bunch grass in a
patch of prairie beyond the middle fork
of Hood river, about half a mile from
the Inn. Mr. Wickham joined the
party ana on uiey went in tne direc
tion of the bear. The lialance of the
party went to the Inn, and from the
dining room windows got sight of the
bear and watched the hunters as they
approached the abiding place of Bruin,
and at the same time fondly antici
pating bear steak for si) per. But the
bear got wind of the hunters and had
important business In another part of
uisaomain. instead or tne bear, rour
deer jumped up and stood staring at
the hunters within easy range of their
rifles. Bert Sandman leveled his rifle
and drew a bead on a handsome buck
that he said would weigh 200 pounds,
when he happened to think he was in
the government reserve, nd If he shot
the buck his chances for a term in the
penitentiary would lie bright. Bears
are seen every day at this point from
the Inn.
While the party at the Inn watched
the bear and the hunters, the wind
roared round the Inn, but the fearful
gusts didn't even seem to jar the
building, which stood as firmly as the
rocks upon which it is built. The blow
increased as night came on, and when
the nartv in thnir (put down in tli
gulch turned in for the night at 9
o'clock, the roar of the storm in the
trees above them was almost deafen
ing. A light rain accompanied the
wind, and with every fearful blast of
the storm the water that collected on
the pines above the tent would be pre
cipitated upon ll in nuge showers.
home f tne more nervous of the party
couldn't slee'p, while others, tired out
by mountain climbing during the day,
slept soundly until daylight. Luckily
the tent was well pinned down, else it
would have lieeu wrecked even in that
sheltered spot. After midnight the
storm abated, and at sunrise the at
mosphere was clear and everything
peaceful on the grand old mountain,
which from the Inn looked to be not
more than a stone's throw away. The
party In the tent were surprised to
learn that the folks at the Inn regard
ed the storm as only an ordinary blow.
Friday morning was cool. A thin
coating of ice gathered on the spring
from which water Is piped to the Inn.
The party wandered on the mountain
and along the sides of the glaciers du
ring the forenoon and at 12 o'clock
pulled out for home. At J. X. Knight's
place the horses were fed and the party
cooked their dinner, and enjoyed the
camp fare spread on the grass along
side the road. At p. m. they reached
town, happy in the expectation of a
good night g rest in comfortable beds,
but glad they had made the trip to
Mount Hood even if it was late fn the
Utter from H. C. Bateham.
rainwville, Ohio, September 22. 1903.
Editor Glacier: Mrs. Hate ham and I
have finally come to our journey's end
in safetv and good spirits. She is now
in the Lakeside hospital in Cleveland,
where she is already rapidly recover
ing from her operation, ai I am at
I'ainexville, the land of ruv birth, in
the employ of the Storra A Harrison
Nursery company for the present, as
had planned.
We have spent the most enjoyable
two iiiommis in our lives on our trip,
naving ranen in tne great U. E. con
vention at Denver,- seen Colorado
Springs, Pike's Peak, Royal Gorge, Salt
Lake City and the Yellowstone Park;
spent three weeks at Clearwater and
bt. Paul and another week at Michel!
inde and other fashionable summer re
sorts on Lake Michigan, and from there
down into unio, where we have visited
all the rest of our brothers and sisters.
In Cleveland I went to see an old
classmate of mine who-is a larce ele
trical inventor and manufacturer, and
in taiKtng abou; Hood River and its re
sources I spoke of the need of an ele&
trie road up through the valley. He
advised me to see a gentleman at
Painesville who is a promoter of that
sort or undertakings. 1 called upon
mm, tne otner day, and he seems
quite favorably Impressed with the
idea. He wants more information in
regard to the valley and is inclined to
go out to Oregon in October or Novem
her and look over the ground. I ad
vised him to wait until spring, but he
is too rnucu ot a hustler, so I told bim
to "(Jo West, young man," that the
East was no place for a man like him.
11. C. Bateham.
Mr. Roberts Makes Reply.
Hood River. Sent. 23, I!H)3.-To the Hchool
Directors of District No. 5, (Odell) Hood River:
Personalities, though amusing if cleverly
done, cannot be permitted to becloud or pre
vent us sticking kUlie poluUttituiue between
us, our teachers' oaluriett, and the ability of
me uisu hu 10 pay as gooa or oetier man our
neignooring Bcnoots. we therefore pawl such
perHonalltleg as exhibited in yours of recent
date as of no consequence, and unworthy of
further notice.
In my last, I gave a detailed itatementof
cash on nana, and approximating from last
. hiwiiic me pruuiiuie mii m your uih
posal to run our school during this year, and
deducting expense account showing we could
afford to be liberal and up to date with our
teachers. Still, as I mentioned, I was "anx
ious and willing to be corrected." This state
ment of funds was read direct from ourcounty
superintendent's office at The Dalles, over the
signature of the assistant superintendent.
You Inform me, and through the press the
voters and taxpayers, that the statement is
"fulse, misleading and deceptive." An ex
amination of our school board clerk's books
will show this financial statement was cor
rect. It is now up to you to prove your posi
tion by figures and statements of fact, as vi
tuperation and personalities do no good nor
prove anything. If you cannot thus prove
your position, then you most certainly owe
us a public and ample apology for such a
gross and uncalled lor Insult.
We would be the last man to doubt the abl I
Ity of the esteemed young ladies who teach
our school, and trust In their success, but If
they bad received f 10 each per month more,
I would have had more confidence still and so
far as I yet understand the situation, we could
easily have afforded It; now unfortunately
too late, having signed a year's contract,
which no doubt is duly filed with our county
superintendent. However, this discussion
was begun with an eye for future benefit; we
flatter ourselves we are succeeding admirably
and greater attention will be given to our
school affairs than of late.
Thatafotchman should have the Impu
dence to criticise school work Is really too bad.
Everybody knows, ot course, that his native
country away up there In the North seas Is
totally unknown, and never was recognized a
factor In making the world wiser or better
through literature, schools and colleges, arts
or Industry! But I have some consolation re
maining, it wasMamuel Johnson who tinted
Scotsmen with all his heart, when asked by
"Hozzy:" "Can't you get any good out of a
Scotsman?" answered: "Yes. when yon catch
him young enough." Now, I was caught
young by Uncle Sam and he has been thrash
ing Into me, among other things, one thing as
old as his venerable self, vis; that when I pay
taxes we want to know what's done with the
money and to get value for it. And Just as
certainly as I have been one of the heaviest
tax-payers for ten years In our district from
leased and personal property, I have every
right, regardless of nationality, to inquire In
to Its ex penditure.
It seems In that country, they must not be
very "smart," either, when they actually pav
school ma'ams as much cash per month as we
do where the buj Ing pnwer of money Is
much greater-give them 12 months' pay In
the year, and finally, when hunt wnrlr n,l
old age comes along, actually pensioning
them for life. Just as If teachers had been pub
lic benetactors.
I regret I must still maintain that none or
our director visiiea our scnoot while in ses
sion in 1SU2-3 though also denied the school
record confirms It, our late principal so pro
claimed it when remarking: "It was discour
aging to say the least," C G. ROBERTS.
Toledo Blade Puts On Sew Dress.
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building, with a modem plaut and equip
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every state and territory. The news of the
world so arranged thst busy people can more
easily comprehend, than by reading cumber
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made plain in each Issue by especial editorial
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The only paper published especially for
people who do or do noi read dully news
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by the fact that the weekly Blade now has
over liR),(lyearly subscribers, and Is circu
lated In all parts of the U. S.. Iji addition to
the news, the Blade publishes short and serial
stories, and many departments of matter
suited to every member of the family. Only
one dollar a year. Write for free specimen
copy. Address THE BLADE, Toledo, Ohio.
Strenuous Rccurd fur Wild (iiime,
W. Ross Wiuans has a record for wild
mountain game which the strenuous Mr.
Roosevelt could well be proud of. ISince
locating in Hood River in 1887, Mr.
Winans has killed 17 mountain lions, 21
bears, 23 wild cats and 7 wolves. Mr.
Winans has also bagged some fine speci
mens of deer, but never ruthlessly slays
the deer, preferring rather to extermi
nate the fierce animals which prey upon
them. His first mountain lion was
killed at close range with a shotgun
loaded with buckshot, and one time he
took desperate chances by going on his
hands and knees into a dense thicket
after a wounded black bear. The en
raged beast arose suddenly from behind
a log, and it took three quick shots from
a Winchester to bring him to earth. So
close was Mr. Winans that the muzzle of
his rifle was covered with blood.
Mr. Winans has had a very fine speci
men of mountain lion's claw mounted
for a watch charm. It makes a hand
some piece of jewelry and is the work of
r. . (Jlarke. When in Portland last
spring on Rooseveltday Mr. Winans wore
disappear in twelve hours,
smaller doses."
The Strongest Man in Hood River.
It is not generally known that the
strongest man in Hood River may see
times when he feels his strength is not
what it ought to be. Then is when he
ought to go to Williams' pharmacy and
get the great nerve and body builders,
Pal mo tablets. These tablets are abso
lutely guaranteed for all forms of weak
ness, at f0c a box. Remember they are
for any form of weakness. There is no
manhood builder equal to them.
The biggest squash ever seen by any
one in these parte was raised by' John
II. Tilley, on his homestead 15 miles
south of Fossil. It weighed 188
pounds and measured over 8 feet
around. This mammoth squash was
sent to the state fair, where, if it docs
not win the prize it will at least show
the ontsiile world t hat Wheeler countv
is some pumpkins along agricultural
line?, for soil and climate that produces
such a whale of a fquash will pro
duce most anything Fossil Journal.
Saves Two From Dentil.
"Our little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and
bronchitis," writes Mm. W. K. Havi
lund.of Armonk, X. Y "but, when nil
other remedies failed, we saved her life
with Dr. King's New Discovery. Our
niece, who had consumption in an ad
vanced stage, also used this wonderful
medicine and today she is perfectly
well." Desperate throat and lung dis
eases yield to Dr.King's Xew Discovery
as to no other medicine on earth .Infalli
ble for coughs, and colds. 50c and $1.00
bottles guaranteed by Chas. N. Clarke,
Dr. C. H. Jenkins gathered two toma
toes from his garden in town, each of
which measured 17 inches in circumference.
e mounted claw with a picture of
thepTe8l(leiit. lie refused an offer of $50
for the charm.
Smallpox Cure.
' A correspondent of the Stockton Her
ald gives the following remedy for
smallpox. S. B. Fay says it has been
tried in the Willamette valley nnd in
every instance proved to lie all that
was claimed tor it. The correspondent
"I hereby append a recipe which has
been used to my knowledge in hun
dreds of cases. It will prevent or cure
the smallpox though t lie pittings are
filling. When Jen ner discovered cow
pox the world of science hurled an av
alanche upon his head, but when the
scientific school of medicine of Paris
published this recipe as a panacea for
smallpox, it passed unheeded. It is as
unfailing as fate mid conquers in every
instance. It is harmless when taken
by a well person, it will also cure
scarlet fever. Here it is:
"Sulphate of zinc, one erain: fox
glove (digitalis), one grain; half a table
spoonful of sugar; mix with two table
spoonfuls of water. When thoroughly
mixed add four ounces of water. Take
a spoonful every hour. Disease will
Geo. D. Culbertson & Co.,
Th largest list of Fruit and I Wry Lands in
Hood Kiver valley ami White Salmon to select
from. Honest treatment will award you by plac
ing your property in our hands. Loans" nego
tiated. Insurance.
Stock Grown on Full Roots.
We desire to let our friends and patrons know
that for the fall planting we will have and can sup
ply in any number
Cherry, Pear, Apricot, Peach & Plum Trees
Shade and Ornamental Trees.
Also, nil the standard varieties of apple trees. Can
supply the trade with plenty of Newtown, Spitzen
burg and Jonathan .apple trees.
RAWSON & STANTON, Hood River, Or.
while you mblter. A full
line just in and now on
display. When in nml
of prescriptions, reniein
ber we make a specialty
of pleasing every cus
tomer. Try as once.
Centrally Located. Fine View.
Pure Spring Water.
Sidewalks will be Put in when Grading is Com pleted
Property is in the first sewerage system that will be put in by the town
of Hood River.
Several fine buildings will be erected on the property during the summer.
Special Inducements to Peo
ple who wish to Build.
For full particulars call upon
J. F. Batchelder' and R. R. Erwin, Trustees.