The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 01, 1904, Image 3

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me iHiiiiiug piain, com storage ware
lioufle anil storage rooms of the David
Bon I ruit Co. were completely destroyed
by fire early Sunday evening. The loss
will amount to nearly $30,000, with
about half this Bum covered by insur-
Biiee. i ne uox lacwry ol Uie company
uinieu iu me west 01 me cannery, was
ctranahan & Baelev. iobbnin fnr the
Wasco WarehoiiHo and Milling Co., lost
n cuupm cars 01 nour ann teed stutts, in
cluding their warehouse valued at $1000,
wiiii wu insurance
lhe railroad company suffered the
loss or the old warehouse adjoining the
Bwjre ruoma 01 otrananan & Kagley. A
Southern Pacific car, loaded with drain
tiling trom ' McMiuiiville, was also de
Btroyed. The tiling was little damaged ui inu raiis on uie eiuing were
Dauiy warned, and the burning
egraph pole interrupted wire sc
several Hours.
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j. lie exact origin oi me nre 18 un
known, (ilen Fabric, bookkeeper for
the Davidson Fruit Co., seated on the
porch of the Mount Hood hotel, was the
nrst man to notice smoke issue from
the upper windows of the cold storage
mums, no iiuiiieuiaieiy gave t lie alarm
of fire and started for the office, where
ne met Mr. Davidson and Mr. Huxley,
Together thev ran around tn thn n.
liouse, only to find the building go filled
with smoke that it was impossible to
get a nose into me uuilding.
ine names appeared to he coming up
the elevator shaft. Axes were secured
and the bridge between the cannerv and
the warehouse was cut away in an effort
to stop the spread of the flames. Water
was turned onto the burning building
irom uie Dre nose in tne cannery, but
the supply of wafer was too light to be
eneciive. uie nre soon communicated
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wuii uie large ouiiiuug ot tne cannery
ami me implement ware rooms, and in
a very lew minutes all was a total loss,
ith the assistance of citizens, all the
wapons and buggies In the warehouse
were removed into the street and saved
from the fire. Some of the machinery
of the canning plant was also removed.
All the books, papers and accounts were
secured from the office. A few cases of
fruit jars and tins were taken out, but
uie ooxes iook nre, ana tne turning on
of water cracked most of the glass.
Joe Wilson, O. B. Hartley and others
labored faithfully in shoving the freight
cars on the siding to a place of safety.
A dozen or more cars were saved in this
Bert Kent climbed to the top of the
Gerdes rooming house and assisted ma
terially in saving this building. A hose
from the Mount Hood hotel was also
brought into play, and a good stream of
water was poured onto the Uerdes house
and the O. Li. & S. depot. George T.
rratlier climbed to the top of the depot
and fought the flames unaided for some
time. It got pretty hot there, he says,
but lie kept a stream from the hose go
ing, auu uie sparKstnat would alighton
the roof were soon extinguished.
C. L. Gilbert of the Mount Hood
liouse was nervous as he watched the
red flames. When he made the repairs
to his hotel this summer he put a reel
of 2-inch fire hose on each floor of the
building and arranged with the water
company for a two-inch reserve pipe
down Oak Btreet. This bit of precau
tion did as much as anything to save
the hotel, the Uerdes house, the deflot
and all tho buildings in the east end of
tue city.
A heavy rain Saturday night and
bunday morning had made everything
uauii, bhu me iact mat what little
ureeze there was came from the south
west, contributed toward keeping the
fire within its original territory. The
green oak trees at the east end of the
ijaviuson oiock helped, too, in prevent
ing the flames from leaping to the near-
Dy buildings. The oaks were badly
scorched, as were the cot ton woods to
tne north of the railroad track
The cry of fire spread quickly, and
uie siuoxe ana oiaze ot the burning can
nery attracted the whole town. A large
crowd had eoon collected, and ev;-ry few
minutes it was augmented by relays
from the country. The flames made a
bright light that showed up plainly
rom the country to the south, and it
gave the impression that the whole
town was ablaze. Many farmers hitch
ed up and drove rapidly to the city,
some oi iiiem coming ail the way Irom
the Cranper neichborhood.
As eoon as the fire was discovered the
livery stables began turning their horses
into tne street and pulling the hacks
and other vehicles to places of safety.
The streets the next morning presented
a strange appearance filled with wagons,
niggles aim a nearse. t he Transfer Co.
drove several of their teams with office
fixtures to the river beach.
Stored in the basement of the ware
house of the Davidson Fruit Co. were
aoout 40,000 apple boxes, says Mr. Dav
idson, and about 25,000 strawberry
crates. The berry crates were consumed
before the walls of the building began
to tumble, but the tons of apple boxes
furnished fuel for the fire all night
through. On this same ground floor
was a carload or more of vinegar and
cider in vats and barrels. Next morn
ing nothing remained but the iron
hoops of the big vats and barrels. Great
piles of tin cans and glass jars formed
part of the debris.
In the shipping warehouse and cold
Btorage rooms were several carloads of
canned fruit. The heat would expand
the tin cans to the bursting point, and
the noise from the explosions resem
bled cannonading throughout the night
and far toward noon of Mondav morn
ing. The cans would at times "shoot a
hundred feet or more into the air. Mr.
Davidson had just the day before sent
out a couple cars of fruit, and will be
that much ahead.
The Spokane fl
nyer was delayed in
passing the fire burning brightly on
both sides of the track. For 20 minutes
or more the railroad men examined the
tracks and figured how to pass through
the flames without injury to the cars.
Mr. Davidson wishes through the
Glacier to express his thanks to the
people of Hood kiver who so kindly as-sis-ted
the Davidson Fruit Co. on the
night of the fire. Mr. Davidson feels
very grateful to all who lenttheirassist
ance. The Davidson Fruit Co. will have
temporary offices in Joe Wilson's ware
house, until the building of Charley
Temple' on Oak street, formerly occu
pied by the Hood Kiver Real Estate and
Exchange Co. can be moved to a vacant
lot on the Davidson block. Page & Co.
of Portland have loaned the use of their
warehouse for storing the implements
and wagons.
Mr. Davidson is unable at this writing
to give out anything concerning his
plans for the future hut he Bays he will
not erect wooden buildings in Hood Riv
er again, or in any other city where
there is no extensive provision for fire
firotection. Mr. Davidson has worked
oug and hard the past four years to se
cure fire pn-teetion for the city of Hood
River, which if it ever does come will be
too late fur him.
cures. It aurDassea anv other salve.
lotlon.olntment or balm for Cuts, Corns
Burns, Bolls, Sores, Felons, Ulcers, Tet
ter, sail Ktieum, iever Sores, Chapped
Hands, Skin Eruptions; infallible for
Piles. Cure guaranteed. Only 25c at
Lhas. J . Clarke's drugstore.
Special to the Glacier.
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uoiuenuaie, wash., Aug. 30. At a
meeting last Saturday of the republican
county central committee for Klickitat
county the following call for primaries
and county convention was made:
The Klickitat county republican con
vention is nereoy caned to meet at tne
court house in Uoldendale on Saturday
September 24, 1904, at the hour of 10
o clock a. m.. for the purpose of nom
inating a full county ticket, appointing
a succeeding central committee, electing
a chairman ana tor the transaction ot
such other business as may come befoie
the said convention.
It is recommended that primaries be
neiu on Saturday, September 17, 1904
at the regular voting places in the sev
eral precincts from 2 p. m. until 4 p. m.
The basis of precinct renreseutation
is as follows : One delegate at large for
eacn precinct ana one delegate tor eacli
20 votes! or major fraction thereof cast
in each precinct for Hon. G. H. Baker,
republican candidate for state senator,
at the general election held in 1902,
winch entitles each precinct .o the fol
lowing representation :
Alder Creek 5 Lyle 2
Camas Prairie . ...3 No. 4 3
Canyon 2 No. 6 2
Cedar Valley.... 2 Pine Forest 4
Centerville 5 Pleasant 2
Cleveland 4 Rockland 2
Columbus 3 Sand Sprines 1
Gaunt 2 Hpring Creek . . . .3
Goldendale 7 Timber Valley . . .2
Hardison 3 Trout Lake 3
Hartland 2 White Salmon
.2 Wood! awn 3
Bucklen's Arnica Sulre.
Has world-wide fame for marvelous
Ida Valley 1
It is recommended that all voters
who supported the republican ticket at
the last election or declare their inten
tion to support it at the coming election
be invited to participate in the primaries.
R. D. McCully is chairman of the re
publican central committee and Charles
Timbhn secretary.
The Hood Rivers won airain. This
time the defeated nine was the supposed
ly famous Columbia University nine.
There was some eood ball plavincr.
but a disappointingly small crowd. As
the manager remarked after the game.
"It is useless to attempt a game with
nothing but the Hood River people to
depend upon for a crowd. We are 20
behind because of this game.
lhe leatures ol the playing were the
catching of Martin for the locals, the
hekllng of Uastner and the pitching of
HayneB. The local battery put up al
most faultless playing. Iiavnes in the
field was also conspicuous in the game.
lhe visitors gathered but one hit oft
Haynes, the locals finding Myers for
two safe ones. The University hoys
were handy with the wiliow, but not so
steady in the box.
lhe runs for Hood Kiver were made
by Kheets, L. C. 'Haynes, Castner and
r. Haynes. Oames made the two runs
for the visitors. There were very few
errors in the game.
ine line up:
Sheets rf Smith
Haynes L cf Gaines
Castner If Hinkle
Haynes F p Myers
Mehan 1 b Williams
Martin c Brock
Black bs Gray
Morse .3b Moore
Tharp 2 b NcKenna
The organization of new fruit com
panics appears to be the order of the day
witn the van Horn Interests. Last
Friday incorporation papers were filed
with the county clerk organizing the
Orchard company. The capital Btock
of the company is stated to be $30,00",
divided into shares of f 100 each. The
ncorporators this time are given as T.
. Decker, V. R. Bone and A. A. Javne.
all of Hood River, at which point the
principal office of the comnanv will hn
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In conversation with C. R. Bone the
Glacier learnB that the land of the Or
chard fruit Co. was secured from Mr
Bone at Willow Flat. The land lies
next to the Willow Flat farm of H. F.
Davidson, and consists of 160 acres,
Mr. Bone says his comnanv expects to
have 80 acres set to apple trees by next
spring, ine company will increase this
by M acres later in the year.
nir. vannorn, wno is interested in
the Orchard company is said to resrard
the Willow flat country one of the best
sections ol the Hood liiver valley.
Securing Students for C'orvallls
Professor J. B. Horner of the chair of
literature at the Oregon Agricultural
college, and registrar of the college, was
in Hood River, Tuesday, visiting the
Hood Kiver students of that favorite in
stitution and making the acauaintance
oi prospective Btuuents.
Professor Horner announces that he
will be at the Umatilla house in The
Dalles, Wednesday, September 7, to ex
amine students as to entrance require
ments to the Corvallis Agricultural college-
lhe Oregon Agricultural college is
the largest institution of higher learn
ing in the Btate. It has 530 students
and 33 instructors, with Dr. Thomas M.
Gatch ne president. The school has 500
graduates receiving an average salary of
11500 per annum, while the highest sal
ary paid on the Pacific coast is received
by W. F. llerron of San Francisco, who
is a graduate of this institution. Tui
tion free ; board (2.75 per week ; books
about $10 per annum. -
Courses of four years each in phar
macy, mining, mechanical and electri
cal engineering, household science, mil-
tary science and tactics, music, agricul
ture and literary-commerce, including
bookkeeping, type-wriling, stenography.
penmanship, etc. Certificates from
igh schools and colleges will be hon
ored; also the college has provided a
preparatory course for eighth grade
graduates who have no high-school
privileges at home. School opens Hep
teniber 20. Bend for catalogue. A col
lege education is within reach of every
Oregon boy and girl with sufficient en
ergy. Following are the Hood River stu
dents of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege :
Percy Adams, Meigs Bartmess (grad
uated last year), Carrie Byerlee (grad
uated last Year), Lucile Roberts, Max
Hinrichs, Ernst Hinrichs (graduated
lat vear), Irene Sproat, Donald Hill,
AlU-e Hill, Laura Hill, Edward W. Byerlee.
The Hood River Electric Light, Water
and Power Co. is prepared to lay liefore
the city council at their next meeting a
proposition to furnish this city with
water for domestic purposes and for fire
protection, so the Glacier is informed
on reliable authority.
The water company haven't made
their plana known lately, but trip to
that part of the city on the hill shows
the company is doing something. A
force of 20 men or more have been dig
ging trenches along the principal streets
on the hill, where the company expects
to lay mains for a water system.
Monday afternoon there was a meet
ing of the board of directors of the Light
and Water Co., when the action of John
Leland Henderson in proceeding with
the recent improvements undertaken by
tho company was ratified, and the resig
nation of Mr. Henderson accepted. Mr.
Henderson's place as manager was filled
by the appointment of 11. L Vors, at a
salary of (100 a month.
Ned Henderson, who is at present in
charge of the office, will step out the
first of the month to assist his father
withj his law and abstract work, while
Louis Henderson is attending the Uni
versity of Oregon.
At this same meeting, the Glacier
learns that N, C. Evans, who is one of
the principal stockholders in the Light
and Water Co., presented a protest to
the board of directors for proceeding
with extensive proceedings to the sys
tem when the company w as heavily in
debt and had Dot sufficient funds in the
treasury to pay for the work. On learn
ing of this move on the part of Mr.
Evans, the Glacier went to first sources
and found it was so.
Manager Ned Henderson says' his
company will go before the next meet
ing of the council with the most liberal
offer for water that has ever been pre
sented to any city in Oregon. Mr.
Henderson also states that the Lyman
Smith spring, from which the company
expects to secure water for the hill sys
tem, is now runniHg off surplus water
through an 8-inch pipe and a 4-inch
tiling. Mr. Henderson says it will de
pend on what action the council takes
toward securing water for fire hvdrants
as to whether the Water Co. will lav a
6, 8 or 10-inch main from the spring to
t. :.) : i.:n
biio luBiueure auction Ol uie mil.
But we intend to furnish the people
on tne nin witn water, the city council
to the contrary notwithstanding, con
tinued Mr. Henderson. He further
stated that the pipe for the hill system
n us rjeen oroerea and that it was ex
pected here Wednesday of this week
"The water can be supplied to the hill
within two weeks alter the pipes ar
rive," said he.
Affairs do not appear to be altoizether
lovely within the camp of the Light and
Water Co, One side declares the ac
tions of the other are all a bluff, a bluff
to saddle the system onto the city or
some one who has money and wants to
spenu II.
un tne other hand, those who are pro
ceeding with the improvements declare
mey are Bincere in tneir ettorts to lur
nisli water, fire protection and lights to
the cfty. The opposition declares the
present management cannot deliver the
goods. They say they can and will have
water to spare.
i.ary Monday morning, when the
coals were yet hot from the fire of the
nigni peiore, several oi the citizens vi
tally interested in the question of fire
protection for the city, circulated the
following petition, which rapidly met
with signers, though there were others
with whom it did not meet with favor
To The Honorable City Council of the
City of Hood River, Oregon: We, the
undersigned, citizens, residents and
tax-payers of Hood River, county of
Wasco and state of Oregon, respectfully
request that your honorable body grant
tne oest proposition ottered by any
responsible water company, for fire pro
tection, despatch being one of the most
important conditions.
turther: We, your constiturnts, de
mand that some action be taken at once.
Seeking Other Locations.
Dr. Brosius appears to be going ahead
with his proposal to give the city of
Hood Kiver another brick. At least the
tenants of his property have been served
with notice to vacate, and most of them
nave been Dusy tins week seeking loca
tions where they will not be disturbed
by the bricklayers and carpenters for
the next six months.
The Hood River Real Estate and Ex
cuange LO nave secured oince room in
the building occupied by Mrs. Mercer
just above the post office.
G. J. Gessling,secretary for the Hood
Kiver Milling Co. will locate temporar
ily witn joe vvuson until office rooms
are hxed up in the new mill building.
Russell & Reese, the barbers have re
fitted the building recently used for i
shooting gallery next door to J. E. Hand
on Oak Btreet, aud Sunday removed
their supplies and fixtures to the new lo
cation, where they are ready for all
their old patrons.
S. A. Knapp will move hn shoe store,
building and all to the Hartley block.
The building will be located a little to
the west of Mr. Hartley s residence.
Mr. Knapp says he proposes to put uo a
conspicuous sign calling attention to his
new location, and will keep the readers
of the Glacier posted as to his bargain
offerings in his advertising space on the
local page. His ad will be worth read
Mr. Onthank, the Insurance and
Real instate Agent, has removed to an
office on 3rd (Street above McGuireBros.,
wnere ne is prepared to do business in
various lines as shown by Ins advertise
ment which appears anions: the business
Fruit Market In Portland.
The Tradesman speaks of last week's
fruit market in Portland as follows:
There were rather heavy receipts of
peaches t his week from all centers of the
state, but the Crawfords from Ashland
were in the best call. There is a larger
amount of "dry rot" in the Valley than
was generally supposed and with the
large call for stocks from California it is
thought that the market has about
reached the bottom for the best imori.
and that advances will soon be shown.
liartlett pear had a habit of gettina
too ripe "this week and a very large
amount was sold to the hawkers under
50 cents a box.
'Ihere is now a fairly good supply of
grapes coming from Eastern Oregon and
with larger arrivals from California the
market is lower.
Do you wish to buy land?
Do you wish to sell land?
Do you wish to rent land?
Do you wish to make a loan on your property?
Do you wish to exchange land?
Do you wish to buy insurance?
Hre, Lift; Health, Accident,
Do you wish to collect bad debts?
Then call on the
Hood River Real Estate & Exchange Co.
They can do all of the above for vou.
The Hood River Real Estate & Exchange Co.
has bought the business of Copple & Iloole. If you had
your property listed with them and desire the same to be
continued on our list, please call and let uh know.
Pres. and Treas. Sec. and Counsel.
We are very busy
But not too busy, and are always glad to see
new Customers as well as the old ouch.
The Drug'g'ist
A Itemed)- Without a Peer.
I And Chamberlain's stomach and
Li ver Tablets more beniflcial than anv
other remedy I ever used for stomach
trouble," says J. P. Klole.of Edlna.Mo.
for any disorder of the stomach, hil.
iousnesa or constipation, these Tablets
re without a peer. For sale at Will-
lams ruairnacy.
Professor C. Crouse.assistant professor
in the Hood Kiver public schools, has
arrived and made Hood Kiver his home.
Professor Crouse comes to Hood River
from Albany, where he earned the
reputation of an able instructor.
he Plumbers
Are prepared to do anything in the
Tinning Heating Line
We also carry the only complete line of Pipe Fittings
to be found in the city.
Agents for Fairbanks, .Morse & Co.'s
Gasoline Engines
Cheapest Power on Earth.
School Books
ff School iff Supplies ff
Remember I Give
World's Fair Coupons
vSlocom T5hc Bookman
In Rand's Store
Carries a Full Line of the Celebrated
Mt. Hood Brand Shirts
In Golf, Negligee and Work Shirts
For Men and Boys.
O. (I. CttOW.
White Salmon Real Estate
Dealers. .
White Salmon, Wash,, have sole charge of the sale
of lots in this growing town. We have a large list
of farm and fruit lands for sale.
Correspondence solid ted .
Understands the eyes, their defects and their relation to
human ills. For headaches, pains above the eyes, dizzi
ness or nervousness resulting from eye strain, call and see
me at Dr. Jenkins' office.
Graduate of McCormick's Opthalmie College; Chicago
College of Ophthalmology and Otology; post graduate of
McCormick Neurological College.
Spectacles and Eye Glasses Made to Order
Difficult Cases Solicited.
Dealer in General Merchandise
and Lumbermen's Supplies,
Railroad Ties, Cordwood, Lumber and Cedar Posts
Telephone No. 31.
A fine Summer. Resort, two miles west of R. R.
Station, overlooking the Columbia River. New,
Neat and clean. $2.00 per day.
R. RAND & SON, Props.
Stages to Cloud Cap Inn.
Hauling, Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turn-Outs Always Ready.
Hume 131.
bone & Mcdonald
Carry a full line of Groceries, Flour and Feed,
Shovels, Spades, Axes, Saws, etc.
The Fishing Season
Is here, and so are we with a full line of first
class Tackle. Come and see us before buying.
Goods Delivered Free
To Any Part of Town.
bone & Mcdonald
and Building Material
Manufactur- CO I TIT DAVCJC and
ers all kinds
Dealers in
Agricultural Implements
Vehicles, Spray Pumps, Commercial Fer
tilizers, Tree Supporters, etc.
Charles R. Spencer.
Faat time botween TIM Dalle, and Forilnni. Htwuner l-vc The Dalle Tuetdty,
Thumd.y. a.nd Haturd.y., at 7 a. in.; airivlni? nl Portland nt a p. m.
(('turning, leaven Portland Monday, Wi.iliir.daya and I'rldaya, at 7 a. m.; arriving
at The Dalit . at A p. m. '
Htopplng at Vancouver, WanhodKal, Chch1c Iwlii, Hlevennon, Canon, Ht Martin'.
Bprlnm, Oollln., While Haltnon, II.kxI Kiver and l.vle, for tth frelicbt and paawncera.
fending at The Ialle, foot or I'nlon nt; nt Portland, foot of Waxhlugton U ('apt.
.WJ4peneer, General Manager, Portland. KAMHJON HTAHL.EH, Agent, Hood River.
guaranteed. Call and look through the Stock.
Glad to show you around.
Undertaker and Embalmer
Una the Finest Display of
Watches, Diamond and Gold Rings,
Gut Glassware, etc., in town.
All work neatly nnd correctly done,
eleeiuiiy fine Watch Repairing
and adjusting, lieusoimble prices.
Do your Eyes
nuuuie iuu.r ;y
I wiau w) atate to the general public that I am
prepared to teat youreyea and lit vou with elatae.
that will overcome ail afUictioim of gtijrruatiHin, near-igtedneB and
weun eyes tuai ine ueai. ocuuust can lieip. Try Uie glass I sell.
I have given this subject very close study and can tell yon by
examination Just what kind of glasses your eyes requirs. Eyes test
ed free and all glasses gold wltha guarantee to tit your eves with es
pecially ground glasses. If your eyes trouble you and cause headache
or throbbing pains with blurring vision when readingg or doing tine
work requiring close and steady observation, come iu and let me ex
amine your eyes by means of the perfected American Optical Tester
and secure relief and comfort by "the use of properly-fltted gbjes.