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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (July 27, 1905)
HOOD RIVER GLACIER, THURSDAY JULY Ql, 1905.
The most beautifully located town on the
Columbia River. The only practical town
site above Vancouver.
Being on the east of the Cascade Range it is free from
the continuous rains of the coast, nor does it have the dry
heat of Eastern Oregon and Washington, therefore the most
healthful and delightful climate. Bingen is the natural
outlet (starting point) to the famous Trout Lake, Ice Caves
and Mt. Adams, a stage line to Trout Lake, Daily Mails,
one-half mile to steamboat landing, good hotel. The town
is supplied with the best of spring water.
Now that it is practically an assured fact that the railroad
is coming down the north bank, Bingen is the natural point
for a depot and beyond all doubt will make one of the best
towns along the line. It is a splendid opportunity to make
money. An investigation will convince all that Bingen
offers the greatest inducements for safe.reliable investment
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livery stable, bowling alley, and soon
will be in evidence. It is in the very
ous Columbia River valley, worth $1,000 per acre and
to the north slopes the mountains.
In the mountain country is the home of the
opportunity and start the foundation of a fortune. Call on or address,
Theodore SuKsdorf or Ed. Suksdorf, Bingen, Washington.
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NATURE WAS KIND
TO BINGEN SITE
On tif the moat Imuortaut town
long the Columbia aud oue that is
strongly in the limelight utt low i
Bingen it naa ceen nearly a uau rto-
tury since the Urat settlement as
made there by the Snkwlort family
and that family la still there today.
Nature wan moat generous and Itiud
to the country iu and arouud liingeu
and left a beautiful aiot for a town
site. The great treea that marlc the
mountain aide are not tbert,aml wheu
the town la plated off it is back far
enough o that the high water along
the Columbia river does not work
back and overflow.
A more perfoot spot for a town
could not be imagiued ami as it la
many are now coming In and looking
over the city relative to looating and
taking advantage of the choice loca
tion. It haa been practically assured
that a railroad 1a coming dowu the
north bank and It la pretty sure that
Bingen will have a depot. For many
yeara theae aame rumora have been
going the rounda every time a aurvey
waa made or a right-of-way man would
put In an appearance. Now it ia differ
ent for it haa been handed dowu high
in railway circlea that a trans conti
nental line ia going to be putted down
the north bank. The rancher and the
merchant of Bingen and bett of all
Theodore Suksdorf, the poatinaater,
who with liia brothers and other own
go much of the land in that locality.
They have placed on the market the
lota iu the town aite and are ottering
them for $50 and upward.
Already atrangera are nocking In
and there ia a great deal of talk going
the rounda that much building ia to
be done aoon. Laat week an effort waa
made to buy the large store building
owned by U. A. Thomas, but he re
fused as he intends to open a large
store himself If the road goes through.
He haa sreat confidence in the future
of the city and the country and now
that the road ia a foregone coucluHion
he will again enter the Held and give
the people of the valley and lilugun
oue of the best stores in the state.
NATIVE SON IS A
HUSTLER FOR BINGEN
One of the bustlers of Biuuen who
baa always bad great faith iu the fu
ture of the little city is Ed Suksdorf
He has the distinction of being a na
itve born. But for many years be
waa a resident of Spokane, ins lather
waa one of the pioneers of Bingen, but
17 years ago left it for the great wheat
country and the then growing town
of Spokane. Now JM, is iryiug to
make a Spokane out of Biugeu. lie
haa one of the boat arranged uotels in
Waehiutrton. He has just recently
completed a flue annex, and is prepar
ed to take care of summer tourists.
In addition to bis hotel he bus a
bowling alley and at all tunes is in
the fore rank booming the city that
promises to lie one of the tvt towns
along the Columbia river. There is
no question buttnat tne roiruiern ra-
ciHc is coming down the north bank
aud there is no question but what
Bingen will be a station and one of
the bustling towna along the road.
The locatiou ia Just right for a town
site and when the active operations
are started it will be found that Biu
geu is iu the lead. Mr. Sukadorf has
a half block of choice lots that he has
on the market. There ia hardly a day
goes by but what he is solicited to sell
lots aud he is letting them go to en
courage all to come.
lie is the proprietor of the Maple
Hotel aud there is no totter place to
stop at. He has just installed a new
chef, and is making a strong play for
. i Tk.
Lue Huuimej visitor. iuo buoupij
near the hotel is ideal. Near the Co
lumbia river, all the bouts atop there,
and free bus service is placed at the
command of all. There is a livery in
connection aud stages leave bis door
for the Trout Lake country.
THREE TOWNS IN A
CONTEST FOR DEPOT
With the positive assurance that a
railroad Is to be constructed along
the north bank, and that it ia in all
likelihood the Northern Pacific has
added new life to Klickitat and Ska
For many years it has been the gen
eral taik about every so often that a
new road was coming, out as ail the
old pioneera who have gone through
all the' railroad discussions, have
never before been convinced that it
was a moral certainty.
A riuht nf wav has been Dracticallv
secured from Kennewick to Vancouver.
There haa been some delay owing to
the heavy damages asked by the
ranchers iu the Columbia river valley,
and the fruit growers in Clark county.
All these matters will eventually be
settled, and then will come the active
The iiiim who ha fa remained ekenti-
cal are gradually being convinced as
they witness the land changing hands.
It is no longer a question or a road or
no road, but the all absorbing topic
of conversation is, where will the sta
tions be? It is a most interesting
struggle, if it may be ao termed.
Uingen has all the natural advantages,
and it is predicted that it will surely
laud a depot. Lyle will, of course, be
a good town, for it will have a spur
running up to Ooldendale. White
Salmon is now a good sized city, aud
it is argued that the depot will be
down in the valley, aa the company
would play for the frieght that is now
carried to it by the steam boat com
panies. Underwood is lastly becom
ing an important shipping point and
has opened a new country w.th a new
road to the Camas Prairie country
shortening the distance many miles.
Some oue of the three cities will
land it, and the one that does, will make
a hustling little city. Any one wbo
will take the time to read thia edition
will gain some insight of just what an
important shipping it will make. The
records of the steamship lines and
the O. R.4N. wiU show that it al
ready is a great fruit shipping coun
try. The early berries come from the
White Salmon valley, and as the great
fruit orchards mature it will Increase
There is hardly a rancher on the
Washington aide, that is in the White
Salmon valley but what is going heav
ily in the apple business. The big
mountains that were some yeara ago
considered worthless except for graz
ing purposes are thia day planted into
some of the finest orchards in tbe
world. When it comes time for all
these young trees to bear, shipments
will be made in tbe carload lot and
what one of tbe towns mentioned will
be the point where they will pour out
to tbe great round world.
Judge A. R. Byrkott, near Bingen,
along tbe Colombia rlver.ln tba beau,
tlful and fertile valley, baa without
doubt tbe finest farm on tbe Washing
ton side. It is known far and wide as
the $100,000 ranch. Tbe judge ia not
a farmer of long standing, having been
actively engaged In the practice of law
In Ohio, and conducted the farm as a
hobby, lie ia tbe big shipper of ber
riea and this season was toe first on
the market. For many years be bad
tbe finest herd of Jerseys in tbe world,
possibly, but of late yeara, owing to
his great bay fields, and pasture laud,
has gone in for heavy cattle.
P. Tames, the liveryman of Biugeu,
is one of the best known citizens of
the town. He runs a stage to Trout
Lake and will soon put it on for the
J. A. Henderson, son of Mrs. War
ner, who has .104 acres along the Co
lumbia river, is one of tbe bustlers
and oue of the good farmers In tbe
valley. Mr. Henderson haa 100 acres
on the mountain and it Is his inten
tion to put in a great deal of fruit
when be gets it cleared up. On tbe
big ranch that be conducts, there are
GO aorea iu bay and tbe yield will av
erage six to seven tons to tbe acre.
About 15 aores are in berries and tbe
ranch Is tbe big shipper in thia sec
tion. S. (S. Hadley, the merchant at Bin
gen, has been there In the business
for tbe past four yeara and bas made
a success of it. He baa at all times
seen to it that be sold at prices that
would not allow him to be undersold.
He is the deputy postmaster, and ia
fact looks after the business for Theo
dore Suksdorf. He came from Laoa
mas, Clark county aud bas great con
fidence iu the future of Biugen.
A resident of (loldendnle furnished
the following interesting figures con
cerning the operations of muniolpal
ownership in collection with the op
eration of the water plaut at that
The city was bonded in 1890 for
$10,1X10 to install a system of water
works, aud siuce that time improve
ments have been added to the amount
of 1 12,000, making a total amount of
12,000 invested. Up to about two
years ago the water was furnished by
liens & Coor for 1,X) per year,
but at that time the city bought the
pipe Hue at a cost of $0,000, and now
the city owns all their water system.
The revenue received by tbe city
from the water is (5400 per year, and
the cost of maintaining tbe aame is
about ttSOO, leaving a net income of
about f 1800, or iu other words tbe sys
tem is paying about 22 per cent inter
est on the capital invested.
Among the Husum Rancher.
W. M. Fordyce, near Husum, bas
80 acres of flue laud. Twenty acres
are cleared and it is his Intention to
clear more as fast as it will allow.
His improvements are good aud be
has au orchard with 800 treea, most of
which are Yellow Newtown Pippins
C. Mloklesou of Husum bas fine
ranch and it is improved in such a
manner that it shows he has done a
great deal of work. He has taken a
?;reat deal of pride in the country, aud
ias eudeavored to make bia pluoe one
of tbe very best in that section.
Mrs. II. M. Williams, tbe postmis
tress of Husum, wbo runs tbe store at
the Falls, is enjoying a splendid busl
uhs and has great confidence In the
future of that section. About one
year ago she bad tbe misfortune to
lose ber busbaud, but with tbe aid of
ber daughters she haa been able to
carry on the business and watch it in
crease. She carries a full line of
everything to be found in a general
O. W. Carter, proprietor of
the Falls hotel, bas bean resident of
Husum for tbe next three years. He
bas just completed a new hotel of
twenty rooms, aud is making great
preparation for the care of the heavy
travel up that way. He bas a ranch
of 120 acres and bas cleared 20 acres.
He has a fine orchard and makes a
specilaty of raising excellent vege
tables, aad is expecting to clear up aa
rapidly as possible, and put in mora
trees as time goes on. Tbe hotel Is
one of the best on tbe Wabington
side, aud the locatiou one of the
prettiest. Tbe fishing In that section
is fine aud already there are many vis
itors who are taking advantage of tbe
sport and the beautiful locatiou.
John F. Uckert of Trout Lake is
one of the good substantial farmers
of that section. He has a fine ranch
aud is regarded by all as one of tbe
best in tbe business.
W. Olson, wbo lives near the Falls,
has fifty acres of choice land. He
baa sitxeen acres under cultivation,
aeveu acres of which is in fruit. Ha
iuteuds to clear as fast as possible and
go in extensively in tbe fruit busi
ness. Mr. Olson has been a resident
of Washington or 24 yeara, residiug
at Lyle till eight yeara ago.
James T. Hendryx of Husum bas 80
acres and be bas one of best oouimer
cial orchards in the state. He is con
viuoed that tbe soil is just tbe thing
for tbe growing fellow Newtown rip
pins and Spitzenbergs.
Ia tbe Vicinity of Lyle.
Thomas Keoenlng, seven miles from
Lyle bas 1U0 acres of Hue fruit land.
He bas about ten acres in fruit.
mostly apples. He Is a carpenter by
trade and bis services are sought most
of tbe year, as be Is considered an ex
pert at bis trade.
William Ramsey, up on tbe moun
tain about nine miles from Lyle, baa
one of the promising orchards on ap
E. L. Boorman, near Lyle has 100
acres aud as fast as be clears It it is
bis inteutiou to go into tbe business
on a large scale. He has been adding
many improvements to bia ranch this
up on the montaiu baa 100 aores ana
says that he can raise "anything that
grows. He is now making an Inter
eating test with all kinds of fruit and
J. Kelsay, eleven miles from Lyle,
upon tbe mountain, naa 10U aorea.
He bas eleven acres cleared and bas
out over 700 trees planted and be will
plant 300 more immediately.
J. L. Conklin, is one of the best
farmers in tbe Lyle country and be
baa one of tbe beat orchards on tbe
Samuel Dean baa tbe prettiest ranch
and surroundings in the Lyle coun
try. It Is his intention to go largely
In the fruit business In tne future.
I. B. Hewett, four ml lea from Lyle,
is one of tbe old settlers In this sec
tion. He bas 20 acres under cultiva
tion aud is just finishing one of the
finest farm residences in the Lyla
J. O. Lyle, Is tbe father of Lyle.
It waa ha who laid the city out, and
in honor was given his name.
W. f, Hughes bas a good farm and
sarrooodtugs add is regarded oue uf
tbe expert brick reasons in the county.
J. linger, tbe postmaster of Lyle bas
1(J0 aorea of tine land on the Camas
road. -' He has started a small orchard
but Intends to. increase it.
C. Vf. tlklus of tbe Lyle hotel, bas
bten a' resident of the city for many
years, for number of years conduct
ing on of the large mercantile houses
of the founty. '
John Draffron, wbo lives near Lyle
bas on of tbe large fruit ranches iu
Klickitat county. His cherries this
year war prize winners.
There is no better known fruit ex
pert is the west than T. K. Coou,
who owns 240 acres on tbe slope,
thiee miles from Lyle. For many
years he was resident of tbe Hood
Kiver valley and was one nf the first
to discover that tbe soil was especial
ly adapted for tbe growing of berries.
When be has completed bis planting
P. M. Hall-Lewis (& Co.,
Civil Engineers and Surveyors
To our Friends and Patrons, Greeting:
We take this opportunity to lumotiiici' our removal
to our new quarters in the new Davidson building, corner
Hiver and Third streel s, where we are equipped with new
and uptodate instruments for all classes of Architectural
and Engineering work. We submit sketches ami prelimi
nary specifications for dwellings, hotels, schools, chinches,
mills und business blocks on short notice, subject to ap
proval. Sixteen years actual experience in New York, San
Francisco and Portland enables us to offer the latest ideas
in style, fiuish and economic construction.
We also prepare careful estimates for railroads,
power and irrigation projects, sewer and water systems,
run lines for boundaries, sub-divisions, ami re-establish
lost or obliterated corners.
We guarantee our surveys to be precise and as
rapid as is consistent with accuracy.
( all on or adddn ss -
P. M. Hall-Lewis & Co.,
Civil and Architectural Engineers and Surveyors
Office and residence 'phones. Davidson Building.
Hood River, Oregon
8. G. HADLEY
At Bingen, Wash
For Flour, Feed, Staple Gro
ceries, Dry Goods
AT LOWEST PRICES
A perfect summer resort along
the beautiful Columbia Kiver
The - Maple - Hotel..
ED. SUKSDORF, Proprietor.
The Location is Unsurpassed on the Coast.
Everything is new and first-class in every
respect. Free hack from boat landing.
SHcial rates to summer tourist'. Fine
scenery and beatiful surroundings.
Bowling Alley in Connection
PETER TAMES, Proprietor.
Livery in connection and competent drivers furnished to
tourists and commercial travelers.
Stage from Bingen to Trout Lake will soon be ready and
regular trips made.
he will have the largest commercial
orchard in this section. He has !X
acres cleared and 40 acres iu apples.
K. B. Ilewett, four miles from Lyle,
bas ltM acres, lie has been a resident
for HI year? and is one of the eubstan
tial farmers of that section.
Ij. D.Oakes, near Lyle, is oue of the
new ((liners fo this i-ection. fie bas
It'' acres and it is his intention to
place IS acres iu fruit.
O. 11. Pendleton, the real estate
mau of I.) le sees a great future for
Lyle and intends to go heavily in the
J. R. Ilonsel, the liveryman iu the
busy little city of Lyle has' long becu a
resident and lielievcs in the great
growth of the city now that the road
ia going to slip down the north bank
of the Columbia.
Hansel & Smith, of Lyle, the gen
eral merchandisers, have a fine large
store, and enjoy the respect and con
fidence of all in the coinmniiitv. Both
memliers of the firm are ladies lint
they are hustlers too.
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