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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1905)
FOR HIS MONEY
To the old eettlerg la Oregon the
murder of Meek and hia party on the
headwaters of Willow creek, in Crook
county, in the early 60's, is an old
gtory, but to those who came to the
state in later years, and particularly
the younger generation, it is an in
teresting bit of history.
L. M. Hogan of Mosier, who waa in
the city last Friday, was a scout in
the service of the United States army
at Fort Dalles at that time, and went
alone into the interior to investigate
the circumstances of the crime.
According to Hogan's story, Meeks
lived near Eugene, lie drove a band
of hogs over the Cascade mountains
by way of the McKenzie pass to Can
yon City, a lively minini town 45
years ago. Deadman, who was hung
at The Dalles for the murder of
Meeks, was employed on a farm near
Canyon city. He joined Meeks and
party on their return to the valley.
One evening while camped on Wil
low creek, Deadman, in company
with Meeks and bis partners started
aftor sage hens, leaving the French
cook to prepare supper at the camp.
Meeks went up one side of the creek ;
Deadman and the other man taking
the oposite side of the stream. Dead
man when a short distance from,
camp suddenly stepped behind a
tree and shot dead Meek's partner.
Crossing the stream he shot Meeks
near the bank of the river, and going
on to camp killed J tie French cook.
Bobbery was the incentive for the
deed, although Deadman omitted to
And some tl'200 in gold dust on the
body of the cook. The other mem
bers of the party bad between tlO.UOO
and (12.000 in their possession". Dead
man Is known to have been paid only
fcW by bis employer just prior to his
departure with the party, but on bis
arrival in Eugene, his lavish expendi
ture of gold aroused the suspicion of
Deadman left the bodies where they
fell aud continued the journey to
Eugene, where he spread the report
that his party bad bees attacked by
Indians. Itogan was sent out from
Fort Dalles to investigate. He buried
the badly decomposed bodies, and
discovered that the high-heel boots
worn by Deadman gave every evidence
that this was the murderer, and not
the Indians. Not a single trace could
be found that Indians had been near
the camp of Meeks and his party.
Hearing that the authorties were
clone on uis track.Doadman gave mm
self up, and appeared anxious to have
the murder ferreted out. Tnls was
again done, but the evidence proved
so conclusive that Deadman was the
murderer that he was condemned to
be hanged after a trail at the olrouit
court in The Dalles.
Hogan says John Mlohell Is correct
in saying there have been only two
white men bung in Wasco county.
but the execution of four Indians
took place near the old garrison at
Fort Dulles in 1HU1. Sheriff White
was in charge of the execution of the
red men. who were oouvioted of kill
lng a white man near Tygh Valley.
Deadman waa hung in lHi4.
Mr. and Mrs. Hogan are both pio
neers of this state. Tbey crossed the
plains with the same party in 1801.
On their way down from Mosier last
Friday, Mrs. Hogan says they met
some people who had come from the
Atlantio coast, and who complained
of the hard trip they had experienced
live days on the oars.
"Wonder what they would have
thought of the trip we made by ox
teams when it took six months to
come the distance they made in half
as many days, "said Mrs. Hogan. "1
can remember well how one night our
camp was surrounded by a band of
10 painted Indians, who howled and
yelled, aud were only prevented from
swooping onto our little band of im
migrants because thore was a large
train but a few miles behind us, 1
tell you those were hard times.
Many a night we children had to go
to bed without supper because it was
dangerous to make a lire, for fear the
Indians would trace us by the smoke.
Aud then to think people will com
plain nowadays, when they oau ride
on velvet cushions, aud have all they
want to eat in oomfortable dining
June First Is a Holiday.
Set aside Thursday. June 1, as a
holiday In honor of the opening of
the great Lewis and Clark fair, says
t lcvernor Chamberlain to the people of
the state, and he urges their presence
in large numbers the ilrst day of the
exposition to show a proper spirit of
patriotic pride in the oocasion.
Jlesldes setting apart June 1 as a
holiday, (loveruor Chamberlain has
issued the following proclamation to
the cities ot the state:
"The management of the Lewis and
Clark centennial expostlon has set
apart two weeks, commencing June 5
aud ending June 17, as Oregon cities'
weeks' ut the exposition. During
these weeks every loyal son and
daghter who rau conveniently do so
should lay aside their daily vocations
and assemble at Portland to honor
- the name of the great state aud the
thriving and attractive municipalities
whch are its pride. Our state is
foremost among the enterprising com
monwealths of this splendid country
aud for these reasons its cities should
man lent their appreciation of the
compliment bestowed upon them by
the exposition management in this
instance by the largest possible at
tendance during the special period
allotted to thorn.
"Now, therefore, I, Oeorge E.
I'hamburlulu, governor of Orngou,
by proclamation do hereby call the
attention of the citizens of the state
to this fact aud urge all who can to
attend the exposition particularly
during these 'Oregon cities' weeks'
aud join in worthily representing the
municipalities of our state."
Why Suffer From Rheumatism?
Why sudor from rheumatism when
one application of Cbamlicrlaiu's Tain
Halm will relieve the pain? The quick
relief which this liniment all'oriU
makes rest and Bleep possible, and that
alone Is worth many times Its cost.
Many who have used It hoping only
for a short relief from suffering have
nevn baplly surprised to And that after
awhile the relief became permanent.
Mrt. V. II. I-eggett of Yum Yum, Ten
nessee, U. 8. A., writes. "I am a great
Hiillerer from rheumatism, all over
from bead to foot, and Chamberlain's
l'ain Halm is the only thing that will
rttlieve the pain." For sale at Williams'
Mo Money to Enforce the Law.
"I have never seen a law so fla
grantly violated, year after year, as
the law regulating the spraying of or
chards, remarked a prominent Umatilla
county fruit grower. The law is as
plain and emphatio as any other law
on the books, and yet no one hesitates
to openly violate it.
"It is hoped that the appointment
of a county fruit inspector helps the
situation, but it is not thought that
it will do very much good, unless an
example is made of some one.
"Oregon is ruining her reputation
as a fruit growing state by permitting
wormy infested fruit to go into the
msfkets. Borne parts of the state
are doing the right thing in this
matter. Hood River and Southern
Oregon are complying with the law,
and their fruit is in demand every
where. Eastern Oregon is a botbed
of worms and pests and this criminal
negligence la doing immeasurable
barm to the reputation of the state."
White Salmon Fruit I'nlon.
Following are the bylaws of the re
cently orgauzed White Sulmon Fruit
Article 1. This organization shall
be called "The White Salmon Fruit
Art.2. The purpose of this union
shall be to foster co-operation among
the fruitgrowers and to discover w:d
maintain the best methods of market
ing and shipping the fruit prroductn
of the White Salmon vslley.
Art. 3. Meetings shall be Hbld at
the call of the president or upon the
request of five memtars of the union
by duly posting notices In conspicu
ous places at least three days before
time set for said meeting.
Art.4. The otlicers shall consist of
a president, vice president, secretary,
treasurer, and a board of five direct
ors, of whom the president, secretary
and treasurer nhall be ex-otllclo mem
bers. These oUicers shall hold office
for one year or until thler successors
shall be elected, and the annual elec
tion shall take place the first Tuesday
in January of each year. Within one
week after the election the board of
directors shall place upon the union
at regular meeting, the name of a man
to act as manager for the ensuing
year. If the name of the candidate
does not meet approval of the Union
then the board of directors shall con
tinue to nominate until a candidate
receives a majority vote. The com
pensation for such a manager shall lie
fixed by a majority vote of the Union
at a regular meeting. The manager
shall always lie subjected to the super
vision of the board of directors.
The books and all reports of the
shipments, prices, expressage, etc.
shall be open at all times to memborH
of the Union and no others. The ber
ries shall be graded according to uual
tty and the prices received for the
different grades, the market returns
and costs of transportation aud handl-
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HIH 1 iiqi 1 lea Bunu in B".i ni.u
the net proceeds for the different
grades shall be arranged for each days
shipments and shall be apportioned
pro-rata according to quantity aud
Each member of the Union shall
mark distinctly eaoh orate of berries
bs to grade. The grade marks shall
be A. and 11. and over ripe. The
grade marks shall always be subject to
inspection of the manager, and be
classified by him if necessary.
The returns for shipments shall
come through the manager in the
name of the "White Salmon Fruit
Union" and shall be deposited by
him with llutler & Co. bankers, Hood
River, Ore. The moneys due the
shippers shall be paid as follows : the
manager shall give a certified state
ment of the amount due. The treas
uror shall then draw a check for the
amount which check must be couuter
slgned by the president or the secre
tary. ' MEMBERSHIP.
The fee for memlwrshlp shall be one
dollar per year, and no persou shall
become member except through a
majority vote of the Union at a regu
We, the undersigned, hereby agree
that we shall ship our berries ex
clusively through tho Union dining
the season of 11X15; that we will bear
our just portion of the expenses, anil
that we shall abide by the by lawn of
J. P. Kattan,
J. A. Henderson,
K. M. Pock,
J. C. Machines,
M, M. Maine,
A. I). Maine,
It. I). Cameron,
W. W. Ilawn,
Ira V. Rowland,
J. B Turner,
J. W. Overhaugh,
R. G. Connor.
(1. A. Thomas,
J. M. Hylierger,
A. II. Jewott,
II. K. liowman,
Geo. T. Purser,
II. 8. Clyde,
0. L. Johnson,
F. S. Peck,
T. WyerB, Sr.,
F. A. Bradley,
P. () Trana.
A (i(Hid NiifftreNtloii.
Mr. C. B. Walnwrlght of Lemon
City, Fla., has written the iiiaiiutaet
tirers that much better results are
obtained from the use of Chainlerlaln's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrheoa Remedy
in cases of pains In the stomach, colie
and cholera morbus by taking it in
water as hot as can lie drank, that
when taken in this way (be effect is
double in rapidity, "It seems to get at
the right spot Instantly, lie says. For
sale at Williams Pharmacy.
Advertised Letter List.
May 17, 11X15
Minnie Campbell, Mrs. Granville,
Alioe Hicks, Pearl Hewlett, May Miller,
Mrs. S. G. Parsons, J. Loo Agoe, Mi
ner Blair, W. H. DoForost, I'Yod H4.
Lilly (2. J. V. Merrill. J. II. Mo-
Guire, N.E . Miller, P. II. Scott, John
Snider, Mf. 8. ToniyRiin (Japi
W. M. 1ATEN, 1 . M.
CluiiiiborluiiiN Remedy tho Very Host.
"I have been lining Chamlierlaln V
Cough remedy and want to say it is (lie
tCBt cough medicine I have ever tak
en," says Geo. L. Chubb, a merchant
of Harlan, Mich. Therein no question
aoout its lielng the host, as It v. ill cure
a cough in less time than any other
treatment. It should always lie kept
in the bouse ready for constant use, lor
for a cold can le cured in nineh lesn
time when promptly treated. For wile
at Williams Pharmacy.
New Saw Mill on Klickitat.
A new company under the manage
ment of Messrs Hayes aud Hurt and
known as the Klickitat Lumtior Com
pany, has located a lumlior mill about
eight miles from Lyle on the Colum
bia Kiver a Northern railroad. The
capacity of the mill will be i",lU0 feet
dally and they expect to 1 ready to
saw lumlier by May IS. The Dalles
(itsoline Engine for Sale.
The Davidson F'ruit Co. have left in
stock a new No. 3 Stickney three-horse
power gasoline engine arranged for fast
or slow 8eed suilahle lor pumping
water for irrigation purposes or other
power. Very simple and easv to 0er
ate. For sale at a bargain. This is not
t second-hand, cheap affair. Price. $175.
How To Ward Off Old Age.
The most successful way of warding
olfthe approach of old age is to main
tain a vigorous digestion-. Tills can be
done liy cating only food suited to your
age ami occupation, and when any dis
order of the Htoinach appears take a
dose of Clianilierlain's Stomach ahd
Liver Tablets to correct it. If you have
a weak stomach or are troubled with
indigestion, you will find these Tablets
to be Just what you need. For Bale at
A large tower is being erected over
Guilds lake at the Lewis and Clark ex
IMisition. Upon this will I placed a
searchlight, the rays of which will be
cast about Hie grounds at night and
greatly enhance the lighting features
of the Centennial.
Time Tried and Merit Proven.
One Minute Cough Cure is right on
time when it comes to curing coughs,
croup, w hooping cough, etc. It is per
fectly harm ions, pleasant to take and is
the children's favorite cough syrup.
Sold at U. E. Williams' drug store.
Two men who w ill participate in the
rock-drilling contests at the lwis und
Clark exposition enjoy enviable records.
In fifteen minutes this team drilled
through !17 inches of hard, lough gran
ite. The men are husky miners from
the Galice district in Southern Oregon.
wqi stay in Hood Hirer.
The remedy that makes you eat, sleep
and grow strong, called Palmo Tablets,
will be sold regularly by Williams'
Pharmacy, Hood River. These great
nerve and constitution builders cost only
50c per box, six Itoxes 2.5U.
The famous Boston-Montana band, of
35 pieces, composed entirely of under
ground miners troui Htitte, .Mont., win
attend the lA'Wis and Clarlt exposition.
The hand was organized twenty years
ao and ranks with the best musical
organizations of the country.
Do You Suffer Willi Dyspepsia
or indigestion? Clarke's Dyspepsia
Tablets will cure you. Price only 50c
Elaborate clusters of electric lights,
representing the final touches to the
Bridge of Nations at the Lewis and
Clark exposition, are now being placed
lList Spraying Material
St the lowe-t prices at Clarke's store.
Wctar and Light Notice
All water and light bills nniBt be paid
at the tit i any's ollice each month in
advance, on or before the 10th day of
the in'. nth. No collector will be sent
out Ii.ti after In all cases w here hills are
not promptly paid when due, the ser
vices ui.l lie discontinued until all
arreainvH are paid.
HOOH RIVER ELECTRIC L. P. A
By E. E. GOFF, Mgr.
Our list contains about 40 different
tracts of fruit and general farm lands in
Mosier; about 500 acres in Underwood,
divided into tracts of from 40 to oL'O
acres each; also about 1K5 different
tracts of farm property in Hood River
valley, and some very desirable resi
dences in Hood River and Mosie.r
33. (lucres) mile out; berries and
orchard. A lieaiitil'ul locution. Will be
sold at a bargain.
(12. 35 acres one-half mile from Mt.
Hood P. O. 14 acres in clover, 4 in bay
1 in strawberries, 1 shure water, 2
houses, all for $1100.
24. 42 acres 5 miles out, 10 acres in
orchard, 10 full bearing. First-class im
provement. A beautiful home.
2K. 80 acres, 5 acres 7-year-nld apple
trees, balance in clover and general
farming. New 4-rooin bouse.
2. 4U acres in the most beautiful por
tion of the valley. 4 acres in orchard
one vear old, 31 acres in berries, 4 acres
in alfalfa, balance general farming.
(il. 10 acres 4 miles out; splendid
soil; 1 acre apples, best varieties; one
year planted. U acres in strawberries,
2 acres in potatoes, fi acres in clover.
11 1. Two ltlO-acre tracts about nine
miles out ; one on east side, other west
side. Choice for $1100.
A luimlier of 5, 10, 20 and 40 acre
tracts of unimproved land that will
bear Investigation. Also a number of
large tracts from bid to 320 ueres in Ore
goli and Washington
Home few resiliences and lots in every
portion ol the city,
W. J. BAKER & CO.
Real Estate Agents
Hood Rivor, Oregon.
Why pay 200 lo $.'100 per
ncrc for land tit Hood River
when C. C. Welheivll, of Car-
son, Wash., will sell you SO
acres three-quarters of ainile
from White Salmon I O. for
$."0 per acre?
MY KNTIRF. LINE OF '
Shoes and Rubber Goods
Nen's and Ladies UNDERWEAR
Will be closed out at
REDUGED PRICES FOR CASH.
And all the rest of my stock of
Is being sold very low.
GEO. P. CROWELL.
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NEW. CITY OF
WIN A N S V
Central Point for All of Hood River
Unlimited Water Power to be developed by big
dam to be built at the place. Best location for Factories
in need of cheap power, at our gates. 150 square miles of
best milling timber, which can be floated into our dam.
The largest output of raw wool of the Uniled States.
The best Apple and strawberry land in the world, with
MT. HOOD, LOST LAKE AND WATER FALLS
in our front yard for scenic beau'y. Pure water, pure
air, perfect health. Needed Industries.Sawmills,
Woolen mills, Paper mills, Creameries. Furni
ture Factories, Flour mills, right in the Wheat Belt.
Fruit Canneries and others immediately at this point.
We will give $50,000 in city lots in this town forn
suitable college to locate here. Here is the place of all
places to combine profit with pleasure; to make an ideal
home. We are now building a commodious castle at the
Happy Hunting Grounds on the trail to
MT. HOOD AND LOST LAKE
at this place, which will be a private Mountain pleasure
resort, where we will entertain a select crowd. If you want
to buy, sell or trade Hood Kiver Valley lands try us first
and make quick transfers and big money. Call and see us,
write us, or call us over the Hellophone. Hood River Val
ley property bought and sold; also Hood River property
exchanged for improved Portland property.
The Mt. Hood Railway, which is a common carrier, is
now constructing its road to the city and will maintain a
station here and furnish cars for the transportation of
passengers arid freight. Electric light and. city water
works will be installed before
many of t lit? far-seeing ones are clamoring for lots now
Everybody is watching the band automobile.
W. R. WINANS.
JACKSON & JACKSON,
Dealer in General Merchandise
and Lumbermen's Supplies,
Railroad Ties, Cordwood,
Telephone No. 31.
SNOW & UPSON
For All Kinds of
Grubbing Supplies, Wood
A full line of stock
Does your horse interfere?
C. L. GILBERT, Proprietor.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Headquarters for Tourists
Regular Rates, 91.25 to 02.5O per dy.
Sbecial Ratei by Week or Month.
Stages leave daily for Cloud Cap Inn during July, August and BepUmbtr.
J. B. FLETCHER & CO.
Groceries, Flour and Feed,
Notions, Glassware, Crockery, etc.
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS.
A COMPLETE STOCK OF
and Building Material
PAINTS AND OILS.
FURNITURE REPAIRED. Bt prices
guaranteed. Call and look through the Stock.
Glad to show you around.
Undertaker and Embalmer
a single lot is sold, although
Lumber and Cedar Posts
HOOD RIVER, OR.
always on hand.
Dring him in. No cure no pay
STRANAHANS & RATHBUN.
Hood River, Ore.
Ilorws bought, S'llil or exchanged.
Pleasure pintles chii secure first-class rigs.
attention given to moving furniture and
everything horsed can do.
C. F. GILBERT, Manager.
& Commercial Travelers
F. 8. STANLEY. Pre. E. L. SMITH,
U!? First National Bank
OF HOOD RIVER
Our Motto: "A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL."
Transact a General Banking Business.
In these daj's a bank account is no longer a luxurj',
but a necessity. It takes but a small amount to start it
here, and it adds to your standing with business men and
others, besides helping the formation of good business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
A. J. FLOOD,
GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR ALL KINDS OF
" ; Estimates given
, . Building AVork
Phone 091. ;
' and Manufacturers of all kinds of
Highest Prices Paid
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Majestic & Mesaba Ranges
and Stiletto Cutlery.
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS,
P. F. FOTJTS, Prop.
. RATES, $2.00 to $2.50 PER DAY.
Steam heat. Large pieasant rooms. Everything new.
Sample room for commercial travelers.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
2IAXES BROS., Proprietors.
- DEALERS IX ALL KIXDS OE
Fresh & Gil red Meats
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS. ,
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER
& LIVERY CO.
TICLET OFFICE FOR THE REGULATOR LINE OF STEAMERS.
Hauling, Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turnouts Always Ready.
Vice-Pres. E. O. BLAXCI1ER, Cashier
bank is a Home Institu-
tionlanii we invite your business on
of mutual helpfulness.
Residents of Wasco Co. for 23 Year
on short notice.
Hood River, Oregon.
for Hm-h Grade Fruit.