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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (May 12, 1904)
HOOD XtlVEIl GLACIEIt, THUH3DAY, HAY 12. 1004,
R. B. BRAGG & C0;
With the Best selected Line of Sum
mer Goods ever Displayed i n
Our Line ofi
and going at
cannot fad to
save you mon
ey. They are
of b p 1 o n d i d
tern e d and
ed. Come in
line while you
have a chance
to make an
are very low.
We h a ve
Tompado u r ,
Side and Back
Combs at low
est prices. Our
Men s new sum
mer hats have
and are all of
the very latest
styles, wit h
prices to suit
has no equal
for stylo and
And ours are
made on lints
of the lafcjjfc
and mo it p )
ular f o r in a.
will wear Well.
Write and toll your friends about our
prosperous little Valley.
Show them, if they are from Missouri,
by using good Stationery. It costs but a
trifle more' than the cheap kind.
Get (t at SLOCUM'S and you'll
know it is all right.
Office Supplies, Blank Books, Legal Blanks, Books.
;-.7- THE JEWELER,
I wimii tu stale to the general
prepared to test your eyes and tit
that will overcome all afflcttons of
weuK eyealhat Hie best, oculellst can help. Try the glass I gell.
I have given I his subject very clone study and ean tell you by
examination Inst what kind of glasses your eyes require. Eye test
ed free and all glasses sold w ith a guarantee o tit your eves with es
pecially ground glasses. If youreyes trouble you and cause headache
or throbbing pains with blurring vision when reodlngg or doing tine
work requiring close and steady observation, come In and let me ex
limine your eyes by means of the perfected American Optical Tester
and secure relief and comfort by the use of properly-tilted glsea.
Have bvn filled in our Laboratory. The reason
for this large prescription business is found in the
Horvieo we give, Tip best
"and" moderate charges art'
w- brought us the patronage
' Confidence of the physicians
Let us Fill Ybur, Prescriptions. '
ful Shirt Waist
in lilue m Silk
t r i m-
nied with Lace
up rapidly, be
cause the price
like the goods
is ' all right.
(jive us a call
and see for
lyour self that
this is true.
We have the
very b e s
table linen and
Nap kins to
we are selling
at Bed roc
at prices cor
responding 1 y
tVe also have
Mr gen nine
of Crash Tow
will bear in
not fail to give
us a call.
linn the Finest Display of.
Watches, Diamond and Gold King.
tut Glassware, etc., m town.
All work neatly mid correctly done,
especially fine Watch Repairing
and adjusting, ReiiKoiiHbte prion.
urn if fufl
putillo that I Mil
you with glasses
stlgmutism, near-sigtednesa and
the things that have
of the public and the
One of the prettiest weddlnini of the
spring season was solemnized Wednes
day, May 4, at 8 o'clock p. in., at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hanford Smith
in Tine Flat, Wash.,when their young
est daughter, Anna 1 . Mmith.was united
in marriage to R. R. Imbler of Hood
River, Or.,Rev. A. A. Beery, pastor of
the Valley Christian church ofliceating.
The bride wore gown of whiteorgan
die and pink carnations. The brides
maid, Miss Mabel Emmons, was also
attired in white organdie and pink car
nations. Geoage Smith, a brother of
of the bride was best man. The house
was beautifully decorated with Oregon
grape, cherry blossoms and dogwood.
Those present were: Mrs. B. M. Neal
and son of Spokane, Wash., Frank
Smith and family of Fine Flat, Leander
Smith and family of Hood River, Mrs.
W. E. Bell of Pine Flat. Miss Mae Roe
of Vancouver, Wash., Miss Mabel Em
mons of Goldendale, and George Smith
of Pine Flat. After the ceremony a
sumptuous repast was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Imbler will spend a few
days with Mr. Imbler's parents near
Hood River and will then make their
future home at Pine Flat.
"At the Churches.
Valley Christian.-Bible school at 10
a. m.; Y. P. o. V. E. meets at 7 p.m.;
preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Morning topic: "The Trusts:" evening
topic: "The Command to Prisoners."
A cordial invitation to all. A. A.
Beery, pastor. -
Unitarian.' corner State street and
Park avenue, W. G. Eliot, jr., minister
in charge. Sunday school at 10 a, in. :
service at 11 a. m. Subject of sermon :
"Is Rationalism Religion?" All are
Belmont Chapel. Sunday School at
10 a. m., class meeting at 11, programme
and lecture at 7 p. ni., and prayer meet
ing Thursday at 7 p. in.
Lutheran. Services at Holman'a
hull, next Sunday, May 15. Sunday
school at 2, preaching at 3 p. in. Cate
chetical instruction, next Satuaday, May
Congregational; Rev. J. L. Ilershner,
pastor. Services with worship will be
conducted next Sunday at 11 a. m. and
8 p. in. ; Sunday school at 10 a. ni. with
A. C. Staten superintendent. Christian
Endeavor service at 7 p. m., mid-week
meeting on Thursday evening at eight
o'clock. The public, eajieciully stran
gers, are cordially invited to these
Rev. J. L. Ilershner will preach
Pine Grove next Sunday at 3:30 p. in
Baptist. Baptist seniles at Car
miehael hall at 11 o'clock. Rev. D,
Half Man (Mill Lives.
A person who is only half alive to the
world and society will not succeed
in business. He should go to Williams'
Pharmacy and get ome Pal mo Tablets.
They are guaranteed for all weakness.
Postmaster General Payne has ordered
an investigation of the I'm (land Fostof-
flee as the result of a second inquiry into
otlicial conduct of Postmaster Bancroft.
The report ol the iiirimctor shows that
notwithstanding previous warning Post
master itancroit insisted upon withdraw'
ing money from the various accounts
which are left iu his care in direct viola
tion of the regulations of the depart
ment. Fourth Assistant Postmaster-Gen
eral Brietow.who has immediate charge
of theefl matters, declares the conduct
of the Portland office is anything -tout
sausiactory, u leit to him he will insist
npon the appointment ol a successor to
"In Ihesprlnit of lHOl niy children
n au wnoopiug eoiigu. savs oira. u.w,
. . . .... ...
Capps, of Capps, Ala. "I used Cham
oeriaiu'a Uougit Kemerty with the
most satisfactory results. I think this
W the best remedy I have ever seen for
whooping count).!' This remedy keeps
ine cougu loose, lessens I lie severity
and frequency of tho coughing spells,
and counteracts any tendency toward
pi eumonltt. For sale by all druggist.
The Guirene Morninir Ileuister has
issued an anniversary edition that is a
credit to the enterprising managers of
mat publication. it comprises B4 well
written and beautifully illustrated
pages ot historical, biographical and
advortiaimi matter. The make-up
excellent, the press work is faultless
and it is printed on a fine Quality
book paiwr. Taken as a whole, it is a
production any publisher might well
oe proim oi.
Made Young Again.
"Ob of Dr. KlBB'a New Life Pills
each night for two weeks has put me
in my 'teens' again" writes 1). 11. Tur
ner of Detnpaeylown, Pa. They're the
best in the world for liver stomach and
bowels. Purely vegetable. Never
gripe. Only 25o M Charles N. Clarke's
All pupils wiehimr to
private sehool will pleas nteet Mrs. Raid
and Miss. Copple at the
W.IK f W II... 1V111WU ill - J J
iim amsii or Hood Ktvvroo Monday evculnv.
...m... .... lH m i ii'if mm will inunM
May. W. at Iht M. K. church. In th Iniamu
h prutiiMtioa. Mr. uim la nof th ablnt
tmuim la im emir Mortbwaat and thorn
who auena ihii mwrtinf may b uaurvd or a
rwrslnwt. An earawt and cardial lavlla-
ixiii ii usHtg loan.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
I)liut.ment nrih rntj.rl.ir f Anil nfflna i
Th I OrcaNN, Mf Hill, im. Notice it
m aivr-ii mi me fnihiwin named mttlw
Ihm alvi nodes ot a l Inirnlion to niaks ain-
wuhrlliw In nasfurt of hla claim, and that
u uriHii will IwntauelirflmUeo.T.l'nitlMr,
mnt, urwon, uiiJW JMtti. imh, vlv
UlLHKIt r J, KlKilNUTUN.
H. E. No , m, P.jp. Hood River, OrfOD
r the NKU HK1
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nd Lot lMHw
lion 5, Ti
P. I North. Kami 10. K and HKM 8KU
Mwlioa l, Tp. 2 North. Kanire W K, W. A.
He BsiiMn (lis ibllatrlnf witnewes to
bin ooiMiiiuoui nwidrnoa unon and eultlvo
lion orwtld lnd, vlM-ilKrry ltodaon, J. Kml,
Jiwoph Knnx, (iconic A, Wright, all of Hood
mlilS WICHAKLT. NOLAN. BccUler,
Twenty acres 7 (tiilea out, all In ap-
pi iwu years pianieo. look at rue
price, when uuliuproved land sells for
n'OOracre: Only $3,000
Forty acres 5 tulles out. all lu clover:
conservative estimate ot tbia year's
crop, i uu kius, tyica per acre . . . 1 150
Ten acres, 6 miles out, unimproved.
Price for a short time 11,100
Twenty acres 2' rulles out. fenced
and cleared, or will be sold iu 10-ccrc
lota. fot a root of wast land on it.
Price per acre $200
80 acres In Camas Prairie. Wash.:
HO acres bay ; good new house; 60 head
cattle, mostly oows: 10 head bones; 2
wagons; mowers and rakes; 12i doa:
fhlckeus. This place can lie rented.
Price ,. $9,000
For further Information call on or
W. J. BAKER,.
Real Estate Agent,
Hood River, Oregon. i
Barrett lMstneU .
When the strawberries bloom, tra la.
And the girjs from the city float in,
Berries will be on the streets next
week. ; v
Then trouble comes in for the shed
boss, tra lo.
But not for a moment would Jhe
inaiao squaw lie.
William Ford is putting in bis time
on the Fair Oaka farm.
Grand, good crops will be the order of
tne aay ail over this district.
If you want to tee clover eteen feet
high come out to Barrett, the borne of
all good things.
Thomas Shue is how hatching out his
third crop of biddies. He is traveling
over the incubator line and has saved
76 per cent of bis passengers.
J. lie store on the. comer of Rockvford
avenue is doing a ruehim business in
oraneesall owinc to the fact that thev
ouy ineir iruu os t;oppie a iiooie, who
aeep nothing out the sest.
Miss Elsie Lewis, formerly of this
district, who has been visiting at the
home ol Mr. and Mrs. McGrath. left
last Saturday for her home in Portland.
Mrs. Georire Prather was a visitor In
the Barrett district last Sunday. - She
was agreeably, surprised at the many
changes in the district siuce she was
last here. . ;..
Mrs. Steward, the aged mother of
H. D. Steward, who" has been quite ill
for the past three weeks, we are pleased
to learn is now convutesceiit, and soon
expects to take a. pleasure ride behind
The Goat of tha club has got it in for
the new editor for, blue pencilling one
of bis candidates last week and says ii
he ever gets the aforementioned editor
on his back he never will be able to
Moe than get home, , -1
Miss Elsie passed a very pleasant
week renewing friendships. She says
the district lonh iiuch more beautiful
than when she' left, and she then
thought it one of the most beautiful
spots on earth, -8 he can scarcely con
tent herself in Portland after visiting
her old bom., X,'
Arthur Shere, who just returned
from Portland last week, celebrated his
home coming by a horseback trip to the
Davenport mill at Parkertown. On
crossing a bridge bis horse slipped and
fell catching Arthur's leg under him
and severely bruising it. Mo bones
were broken, however, and he will soon
be looking for more worlds to conquer.
Miss Laura Wilson accompanied by
Mrs. S. H. Sterling made a flying visit
from The Dalles last week. It was Mrs.
Sterling's first visit and Miss Laura,
in attempting to jhow her around, lost
her bearings, owing to the great im
provements that have been made in the
district since her last visit Mrs. Ster
ling was delighted with Barrett.
Mr. Iiart of Iowa, spent two days of
last week looking over the valley. He
says he has traveled all over the coun
try in search ot a home that would
combine health, prosperity and pleas
ure, and thinks that Barrett comes
nearer perfection thau any place he has
ever been in. With such expressions
of sentiment we feel called - npon to
welcome, him as it will be impossible
for bim to tear himself away now.
The special feature of this section is
the affability and hospitality of its
citizens. We beard a stranger sav alter
services jast Sunday that he never saw
people cordial.' Why, he said every
one appeared to waht to shake hands
with him and bid him welcome. He
said he had heard so much of the Bar
ren aiamci anq trie excellent mumc
that was usually 1 given at the V. C.
Church, so he came to see and lie dinn
pointed, but he says we haven't boasted
half enough. '
In going home Suturday evening we
noticed three young ladies tramping
nome irom towu. ' lliey had tailed to
meet the hims with the buuev and oli
they were so tired. ' We took com pas
sion on them and gave them traneor
tation part of the wav. I ht. tliu.
won't depend on any He hereafter. I
won't give you away, girls.
The school board in this district has
directed the clerk to take op another
note of 12m) due aeainst the district
This makes $750 that the' board has
paid this year and. leaves only $400 of
an indebtedness against this district,
and this will be paid during the current
year, which will leave this district w ith
a tine three-room buildinir and no debt
This is the best advertisement a section
can have, and our board deserves great
creo.it wr Tne anie manner tn whlc
they have handled the affair sof this
A delightful birthday party was sfivea
te Misses Vernon Shoemaker and Eva
Mc Reynold i at the beautiful home, of
J. u. bnoemakej on Tuesday afternoon
mays, me utile peon e thoroaehl
enjoyed themselves ... with ' games and
conundrums and at three o'clock
delicious luncheon was served, consist'
ing ot cakes, ice cream and other
Soodiestby Mrs. J. H. Shoemaker and
Irs. F. W. McReynolds, assisted by
Mrs. C. Chandler. 24 mirth-lovimr
nine ioi k enioyeu themselves mice I v
until S o'clock o. in., when thev all
departed for their homes wishiug that
croon ana tva nan a mrthday every
T..ul.., TI.. i-.ll I..-
in tue pleasures oi the itav : Misses
Shoemaker, McReynolds, Mercer, Hen
dricks, Ruth and, Georgia Spere, Grave
uu uun cMiurrmo. i,ucv and Jiiiia
Steward, Mary and Anna Carne and
Masters Kavmond and HtmM lmn.ll.
Leslie and Ralph Sherrieb.'Orland and
Mils xnorse, Arne and Edgar opple
Mercer, McReynolds. Games and
Shoemaker. iv -
There Is report current backed 4y
pwj omul, i-ircuiiiBtnniwi eviuence,
that one of Barrett's most popular
young men crossed the Columbia river
and returned with a wife,, We have
traced the ruuio uu-. to one of our
young merh but he so strenuously de
nies that there is any foundation for it
thai we are foroed to believe there must
be some mistake. Later.- He done it:
n.kl.1 IliAmlol wilK mall.. 4nraMir..,nl.
for he was just in tbe office and fessed'
p, and we have to chronicle the fact
that the Smith family are one less and
the Imbler family increased by one.
Married, at 8 o'clock p. m. oa Wednes
day evening, at the home of tha bride's
parent in Klickitat county, Washinir-
ton, Ray Imbler of Barrett to Miss
Anna Smith. Rev. A. A. Beery, pastor
ot the valley l tirwUau church, officiat
ing. Mr. imbler, or Kay, as he is
more familiarly called, ir the son of
Jesse Imbler and. ia one of the mod
popular young men in this district, and
well worthy a beautiful and lovable
wife, and in his companion he has, in
oo r opiuion, drawn prise in life a
lottery. Mrs. imbler i the yonnirest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford
bmith, who formerly resided in this
county, and is a very popular and agree
able young lady. She formerly clerked
in Cram's store, where Mr. Quibler also
extolled tbe virtue of Clark's best, and
was while serving customer that the
little fellow with attenuated aarmeuta
and a bow and quiver of arrow drew
torlbP a double ... headed shaft, and
launched it forth only to find that both
bead struck an object and s circa in
stance indicate, result have followed.
We extend to this fortunate and bappy
couple thecongratulationsof the Barrett
end of the Glacier and their hosts of
friends in this district. May their life
be one long and continuous round of
bliss and may discontent and discord
never be au event of their life and may
old age discover them to be still in the
enjoyment of their honeymoon, is the
fervent wish of all Barrett. They are at
horn at J. Imbler's.
The special oug service of the Valley
Christian clrurch choir on last Sunday
was very entertaining. The whole
choir participated at the morning ser
vice, in a selected anthem entitled "The
Beautiful Golden Gate," and at the
evening services Mrs. Regester sang a
sweet soprano solo entitled "Guide
Thou my Bark."
W. F. Cowan of Laconia, preached a
very interesting sermon at the Valley
Christian church last Monday evening
on home missions. There was an unus
ually larue attendance and Mr. Cowan
kept the attention of his audience to
the last and the unanimous.verdict was
that he is well qualified for the mission
There will be a meeting of the Tern.
perance alliance held at the Valley
Christian church on next r riday even.
ing. One of the features of the meeting
will be an address by one of our most
brilliant young orators. Georue Wilson
Come out everyone and profit thereby
Frank Sherriub, one of Barrett's most
intelligent and progressive apple grow
ers, deposited in the ollice oi Copple &
nooie some oi tne nnest specimens ot
tne lollowing varieties ot apple that we
have seen this year. The leading brand
is Hyde King and it. is a beauty
sound -as a dollar and of beautiful color,
Next in hne was a lovely sample of
Blue Pearmain, followed by a Canada
Russet, then comes a Roxburv and a
fine sample of a Lov.erlng, and bringing
up the rear ot the procession were
amples of cull Baldwin and Spitzen
bergs i hat were as good and as hard as
when first gathered. Altogether it makesa
lovely collection and is the best advertise'
ment that could be given to the' section
we have been claiming tu be the garden
ano iruu pelt ol America, frank
entitled to the blue ribbon for the best
collection of apples ever brought to
Howard Hoover was over in Belmont
Mrs. H uber Galligan and babv were
visitors in oeimoni eaiuraay.
M. S. Miller of Portland visited his
brother Charlie over Sunday.
Inez and Ralph Eatinger and and Lil
lian Mulkuis are on the sick list this
Hannah Emrstrom is back from Sea.
side and will work in Robert Hand's
Mrs. H. K. Ilines of .Portland was
guest at the Pioneer Pine farm last
Howard Isenberg was uo from the
Locks Saturday, helping in his old place
in me union. -
Mr", and Mr. Walter Austin of Mt.
Hood were visitors at the home of Robt.
Mrs. E. B. Clark of Portland, who
visiting her mother, Mrs. David Ever-
hart, is very ill with pneumonia. Her
many ir lends hope she will toon recover.
Warren Miller has purchased the
phonograph from Alfred lloorman and
is entertaining the whole Franklon dis
trict over the phone and otherwise.
Next Sunday the fifteenth anniversary
oi me league win oe celebrated. The
- ... . . . .
programme "weighed in the Balance"
will be rendered, after which Father
Ostrander will lecture. All are cor
dially invited to attend this and all
Mrs. Geo. Lamb and two yqungest
ciiiiureu were 10 i ne mines last Satur
day to visit relatives there. Her little
daughter Verna, who has been under
the care of the plisyicians at that place
for nearly a year, will accompany her
The nightcap social at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Boorman Tuesday,
May s, was a complete success in spite
of the stormy evening. The first part
of the evening all listened with interest
to tbe phonograph ; later, games were
played, and then came the selling of
the nightcaps and the finding of the
partners for the delicious lunch of cake,
oranges, nuts and candy. After lunch
they went into the parlor and before
parting sang a few good old songs. All
reported a very pleasant evening.
Arthur Shere is home from Portland.
While riding up to Planer B one day
last week his horse slipped on the bridge
and leu on mm. At nrst it was feared
that his leg was broken, but on closer
examination it proved to be only a bad
sprain. He was able, with the help of a
cae, to go to cnurcn Sunday evening.
He has the sympathy of a large circle of
iJiHi einmay wire ami i attended a
temperance rally in Dukes valley, Mr.
Bradley of Hood River and M. D. Odell
of this place being the principal shak
ers. Prohibition and local option were
the tonics tinder consideration. As is
generally th.e case, few vorters were
present to hear the arguments pre
sented. An urgent plea was made, and
perhaps justly for a local option law,
but not a word was sa d about that
other, snd to my mind better proposed
law, to-wit: the nominating primary
ballot law. If such a law were adopted
by the voters in June it would .enforce
itself and go farther toward eliminating
frand and conniption at the h1Is than
wonld local option. The Australian
liallot was a long stride in the wat of re
form In the liallot system . It is not so
much laws that we' want enacted but
the enforcement of the good laws al
ready enacted. Along the line of re
form this proposed nominating ballot
law would give every - man an equal
show with the buns politician and his
hirelings to place his name before the
people aa a candidate for snv otfice he
saw fit to aspire. This law enacted and
the primaries would practically prove
an election. And it would be an elec
tion in ewry sense of the word, just as
is our general election and woirUI simply
be endorsed t such general election.
It is my opinion that alonir moral ami
educational lines, and those only, will
tne temperance question ever be solved
to the satisfaction of prohibitionists
themselves, and the only wav to roriwt
any evil is.along shese iines. The poli
tician is on to his jobknowing it is one
thing to enact a law and another thing
... .... 1-1 e , i
some laws already on the statutes hut
i" ruiuira ii. 4 iit-n: rr piem v oi wnoie-
wko looks after the enforcement of them?
fcclio answers, who? ote for this nn
posed primary nominating law, and you
have made the greatest stride toward
political reform possible. If the tem
perance iiAiole will make this an issue
along with the local option, thev will
niut assmtunce from men who will not
Mr. Crovkett, our road supervisor, is
rewdy to receive contribution work on
the Tucker hill, and will also assist
the work. Why not do a little
work now instead of growling all next
winter ahont the hail condition of the
roads? Where are the men that opixised
rax levy last mil on the ground that
they would do much voluntary work?
The road supervisor and the friends of
t 'xxl roads would like lor them to show
Last Tuesday L, A. E. Clarke, who
recently came here Irom Kansas, pur
chased the lo-acre tract, owned by J. K.
Crosby and known as the Knapp place.
This is a gxxl buy and Mr. Clarke will
find a welcome at Odell.
Mrs. C. G. Robert returned from
Portland a few days ago and is this
week, moving their household goods to
their summer home at langlewood.
most charming spot, and where the
family will spend a portion of the
The Odell school entertainment on
Wednesday evening of last week was
enjoyable and entertaining. Mr,
Curnes proved a-good auotioneer. The
receipts from the sale of baskets, lem
onade, etc., were satisfactory, being
Each day brings strangers looking
over our valley with a view to invest
ment and land is changing hands at
good prices. Valentine Nehbower
recently sold 100 acres of Ins quarter
section on the hills west of here.
Mr. Ziller, who has a homestead near
here and who resides in Portland, is up
iicre wiin ins lainuy ior rue summer.
Mr. Strang, of this neighborhood, was
out on the roads Sunday with a nice
new buggy. Nearly everybody Tiere
supiHirts a csniiortaDle hack or buggy
1 1 IJ! ; . .L i
noon niver against me world.
The work of improving mid extend
ing the East Fork Irrigating company's
unco in progressing rapidly. :
Alfred Woixl has sold 20 acres of his
place near Odell.
' The writer wishes toextend iiis thanks
to the retiring editor of the Glacier for
the many kindnesses shown to tiimself,
personally, and to the section which he
represents. He also wishes lo extend
hearty welcome to the new editor and
proprietor of the Glacier, and wish
linn abundant success in his new field.
Nete from Unferwoed.
Good luck to our new editor.
Will Underwood accompanied Mr.
and Mrs. Lyons to St. Martin Hot
Mr. and Mrs. Sorenson have been
visiting a few day in Hood River valley.
borne of our people took iu the ball
game at Hood River Sunday.
Ellis Huff spent a few days last week
visiiiiig ins sister, jurs. rojt, at Lyle.
Road Supervisor Orser and daughter,
Sadie of Chenowith, were visiting in
our correspondent will pass her
twelfth milepost before she sees these
lew notes in print.
Good luck.to our old editor in his new
occupation and may his eye have a
good rest from trying to make out the
inimpeiieii words oi your correspondent
Blytlie Among the Mormons.
bait Lake City, May 7, 1904. Editor
Glacier: Your correspondent and his
cnaperone arrived in the City of the
baints today at 9 o'clock a. m. Tonight
we leave over the Denver & Rio Grande
for Denver. We spent the day sight
ktciiik- iu o cioca we Doanipd t h
observation street car and for two hours
listened to the spieler and viewed the
many public buildings and private resi
dences and other places of interest he
poinieaout. tie gave a complete his
tory of Salt Lake City and the state of
Utah, tickets purchased via the Den
ver & Rio Grande entitle the holders to
stop off at Suit Lake.. To get a through
train to St. Louis by this route parties
iniiu iiixMi niver snouiu laKe the noon
train. We took the night train and
were obliged to change cars at rWurclW.
Ann again at tluden. Trains n iv u-d.
ed now with tourists and it will lie hard
for the railroads to accommodate the
travel on the three days of each month
that excursion pickets are sold. By all
means and at all times berths should
lie engaged at least a day ahead of the
time oi starting.
The Steamboat M ar Last Week.
Trouble of the steamer. Charles R.
Spencer are multiplying these days.
The craft's glories of last season as a
record-breaker were dashed to atoms
this year by her suffering two succes
sive defeats at the hands of the steamer
unlles city, of the Regulator line; the
Union Oil company, owning the tank
barge Santa Paula, which is moored t
the Portland Ga company's dock, re
fused the Spencer fuel, and now the D.
P. & A. N., the opposition company,
has filed suit in the State Circuit court
to recover rental alleged to be due for
the use of various landing on the
I nl.,,l.i i. . ; . b
which is claimed by the plaintiff.
The Dalle City reached the teel
bridge Tuesday afternoon, on the run
from The Dalles. 33 minutes ahead of
the Spencer, making 11 landings on the
way. one came down yesterday in four
hour's and 55 minutes, beating the
epencer over five minutes, besides land
ing 12 times to tbe former's teu.
When the Spencer dronned Hnn
irom her dock at the foot of Washing
ton street to the gas dock shortlv tr
three p'clock, she was refused oil by
agcii uuiiuy, oi toe union uu com
pany. The reason given was that Iia
owner of the boat had infused to enter
nto a contract for three years. After
skirmishing around for some time an
appeal to the Standard Oil Co. brought
forth three oil wagons, each havimr a
capacity of 29 barrels, and their loads
ere piped into the Spencer' tank at
me uavis woodyard on the East Side
i ins proved ar time-losing arrangement
out was me uesi mat could be done
under the'eircomstances. . It iscurrently
understood the National Oil comnnnv
and the S)encer did not "hitch" when
she wat recoinmisHioned, and for that
reason hut one channel was open
through which she could receive fuel.
Suit ha lieen tiled bv Mmki-c IV.li.h
Mallorv, Simon A Gearin, attorneys for
mo none ioiiar nne, naming The
Dalle Transportation company, as
owner of the steamer Charles R. "Spen
cer, as defendant, to recover the sum of
fNW.Zb, the complaint setting fortl. that
the same was due and owing for dock
ing privileges enjoyed by the defendant
at Vancouver, Carson, .White Salmon,
A.yie aim nixxi Kiver, during the
months ol typtember, October, Novem
ber and Decemlier, VMX. The com
plaiu, recites that tile rental of the
Vancouver wharf w as $25 a month, $15
each for Carson, White Salmon and
Lyle, and $10 a day for the Hood River
privileges. teieg ram.
Charts Mullins, one of the pngrres!
rjivw larincrs oi tne iruckee Meadows,
has lift? n experimenting with straw
berries for the pajjj two seasons. Only
a few acre have been plan ted, but the
returns have been so satisfactory that
he has decided to go into tbe liiiMinmm
oo a laqre scale. He is now engaged in
manung iweniv-nve acre to the choice
fruit, Nevada strawberries mlu-uv.
command" higlter price on the market
than berries from California. The
fruit is firmer, ships better and has a
better flavor than heirui fn tut skYlmi
sections. Orchard and FdPm.
The Council ol Recognition met with
the Pine Grove Congregational church
New Industry for Hood River.
Al Zoek ha purchased ten acre of
the Ferguson tract, two and one-half
miles south and will establish a brick
yard. Samples of the clay have been
tested and found to be of a very good
quality. Mr. Zeek will burn two kilns
this season, and promises to have one
kiln ready for the local market in sixty
days. With the large amount of build
ing going on and contracted for in this
vicinity, brick yard will be a very
desirable addition to the business inter
em for borne use alone, aside from the
employment given to labor. It is also
probable that the Council will establish
fire limits in the near future, and there '
will be a much larger demand for brick "
Ghastly Find on the Ball Grounds. '
While grading the base ball ground,
and just after taking off tbe first layer
of earth, the plow turned up a skull,
which upou examination proved to be
that of an Indian. Further investiga
tion brought to light nine of these relic
of some tragedy ot other day.
Col. O. B. Hartley, who ha charge of
the work at the ball grounds, lined these
skulls no on the fence surrounding the
field and they were viewed by score of
people during the day. The skull were
not accompanied by any other portion of
the skeleton of the owners, but were ap
parently taken from the bodies and
buried, whilelhe skeletons were disposed
of in some other manner. There is a
rumor that atone time the inhabitant
of this part of the country were given to
canibahsm. It is therefore very proba
ble that the skulls were those of some
captive who were butchered to fill tbe
larder, or supply theUiuterial of a great
feast of some hvas tyee before the foot of
the white man bad poluted the land. A
portion of the skulls bore the mark of the
tomahawk, proving conclusively that the
owners had met with a violent death.
Another theory is that these skull be
longed to captives which had been of
fered in sacrifice, the other portion of
the bodies having been burned, and
these skulls kept as trophies of war, as
was the habit of some of the aborigines.
It is impossible to arrive' at a definite
conclusion, because of our inability to
even approximate the date of their bur
ial, l hey were found about two feet be
low the surface, and it cannot be told
what portion of the soil wa placed over '
them, if any, and what was the accumu
lation of the decades since they were
0. L. Stranahan savs when he came
here the Indians had so many sweat
houses on this land that it had to be
graded down before it could be culti
vated. These sweat houses, as they are
called, were the Indian hospital, where
medicine men treated all diseaser their
dusky patients were heir to, and all ail
ments were given the same treatment.
Were it not for the marks of the toma
hawk, one might infer that these were
the victims of those early diciples of
iKHCulopiiiB. In any event these relics
of earlier Hood River days will lie in
teresting ' subjects of thought to those
who like to study the history of our
country prior to the advent of the white
man. the Glacier would suggest that
those having the skulls communicate
with George H. Himes, Portland, Or.,
who would doubtless lie very glad to
place one or more of them in the His
torical Society's museum. Col. Hartly
says the skulls disapiieared, but we do
not infer that they still retain their old
proclivity for making themselves invisi
ble, which rendered them so dangerous '
to our early settlers.
The curtain arose to a packed house
at the opera . Friday night, the
sweet girl graduate looked her prettiest,
and the future governors and presidents
appeared as if to the manor born. The
exercises were ojH-ned with a gong by
the graduating class and invocation by
Rev. J. L. Hershner.
Miss Stella Parsons then gava the
salutatory, which was a fine effort
excellently rendered and - was well
received by the audience. The recita
tion "Old Ace" was given by Miss
Treiber in faultless style and brought
down the hoiise.and the finale.was with
out doubt,highly appreeiatedby manipu
lators of the pastelxiards, and secured a
prolonged encore from the spectators.
But the recitation pantomime from
the 'Courtship of Miles Stulidish" was
the best of ull.
The recitations describing the panto
mimic scenes were exceedingly well
rendered. The speakers enunciated
learly and distinctly and with spirit.
so that the hearers understood every
word and entered into the spirit of the
theme ; while the actors were unap
proachable in their performance.
Miles Standish, the noble cantain of
the Pilgrims, was the correct thing,
even to his whiskers: and Charles
Roberts, who appeared as John Allien,
was an ideal performer and, although
naturally a bashful lad, in the courting
scene he put his arms around the
pretty Priscilla's neck as if -it was the
happiest moment oi his lite. '
Horatio Wood gave the selection of
the lad attending the circus, from
"David Harum" in fine style. Vera
Allen "Saved St. Michael" in a manner
that was appreciated by the audience
anil elicited a hearty tncore to the.
The piano solo by Miss Florence
Hanna was well rendered. "The mar
riage of Jim Fenton" by Frances Bragg
was an excellent number. Master
Merrill Gessling delivered a particular
ly good valedictory in a sturdy, busi
nesslike way characteristic of the lad,
and it is hoiied his fellow pupils may
be able to follow his advice and moke
this graduation but the first step in the
ladder that leads them to honor and to
Acting Suiierintendent J. T. Neff
with a few appropriate remarks then
presented each member of the class
with a diploma and the entertainment
was ended with the class song.
the class this year is the largest ever
graduated from the Hood River school,
and speaks well for Miss Scliungel's
managenitint. Out of 33 who took the
examination, 29 passed, and but for
illness during the term it is nossililiv
the others would also have passed the
A small admission fee of 15 nentsi
was charged and even the instriirtm-a
of the school marched up to the ticket
seller and paid the admission fee. The
proceeds w -re for the benefit of the
piano fund, and the results of ,th
entertainment were most gratifying to
the eAtoprising managers. " There
were $15 on heuri after paving balance
due on the piano, of w hich $10 wiH lie
used to pp.rvhase song book for the
coming school year and the remainder
to purchase pictures, etc., to decorate
Too much praise cannot ) uW-,.n
Miss Schungcl. her able assistants and
pupils for their energy arid ability in "
the fiwincial operations of the school
as well as in the educational, dcoart.
nient. Thev have bought and uai.l f..r
a $200 piano this ear, besides making
literal contributions to the lihmrvfmnl
all from entertainments
time to unMk That their efforts have
lieen appreciated bv the oat runs of tha
school is attested by their universal
liberal patronage at everv entertain.
ment given by the pupils.