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HOOD RIVER GLACIER, TfltJRSDAl, NOVEMBER 23, 1916
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THE SQUARE DEAL
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and a set of Louden Stanchions, in your
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HOOD RIVER, OREGON
THE COLUMBIA MILL
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Shiplap, Timbers and Boards
Mill at Fir, Oregon. Telephone Odell 302
Address Hood River, Oregon. R. F. D. Number 1
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ALL KINDS OF LUMBER, SHINGLES
SLAB WOOD, ETC. CAN FURNISH
CEDAR SHIP LAP, ANY QUANTiTY
Apples wanted for export and domestic
shipment. Liberal advances and good prices ob
tained. Standard grades only. Arrange your apple
Warehouse 7th and Railroad Sta. Phone 1401
Building Plaster, Cement, Lime
The Dairyman and!PouItryman
Warehouse at foot of 5ttf Street
Tbe report to the effect that local
apple distributing concerns have flooded
the Portland market with poor grade
product, wrecking prices and creating
chaotic conditions, is denied by officials
of the Apple Growers Association and
the Fruit Growers Exchange, the two
organizations handling practically the
entire output of the valley.
' It is a fact, however, says Wilmer
Sieg, "that frosted apples in alarming
quantities have been shipped to Port
land by independents. It is unfortun
ate that the independent will make a
dumping giound of the Portland mar
ket, out no Association apples, on
grade or frosted, will be allowed to go
to any market. At the present time
we are allowing no one to make ship
ments except from frost proof storage
plants, thus we will guard against just
such conditions as are prevailing in
Tbe Fruit Growers' Exchange, too,
is refusing to allow any frosted fruit
to move bearing its labels.
"1 am told by my Portland repre-
sentaives," says Kenneth McKay, "that
some Portland dealer came here and
bought some 5,000 boxes of apples
picked from the ground. I was told
that thiB fruit was being sold from the
dock at a very small price per box."
Fuel Shortage Worries
Accompanying the unprecedented
cold weather, a fuel famine has worried
the people. Because of the prevailing
car shortage, many local householders,
accustomed to burning coal exclusively,
were caught with a meager supply of
fuel in their basements. Only limited
supplies of coal have been received by
local dealers for the past several
weeks. Three weeks ago A. C. Lofts
reported 40 applicants for a single car
of coal. At the present time those who
did not have the winter's coal supply
have been forced to burn slabwood al
most exclusively. This fuel has been
available only in limited quantities.
The O.-W. K. & N. Co. has made
Hood River a distributing point for the
supply of coal for mid-Columbia sta
tions. In former years carload lots of
coal have been hauled to each station,
This yeai five, 10 and 15 bags are ship
ped out from here to the neighboring
townB as there is a need lor the fuel.
Dice Used in Routing Cars
With orders for more than 400 cars
outstanding, the Apple Growers Abso
ciation last Friday received one refrig
"To eliminate any chance of a charge
of favoritism," aays Wilmer Sieg, "we
had to decide by shooting dice or some
other form of chance, which one of our
purchasers would get this car."
The Asosciation Friday loaded out
seven ordinary box cars for Texas
points. The fruit will be handled by
way of Portland and California, al
though shipments to Texas.have never
been routed this way before. The cats
were lined with thicknesses of tarred
paper, but no heating devices were
paced in them. Sales officials think the
fruit will arrive in good, condition.
When a cold hangs on as often hap
pens, or when you have hardly gotten
over one cold before you contracted an
other, lookout for you are liable to con
tract some very serious disease. This
succession of colds weakens the system
and lowers the vitality so that you are
much more liable to contract chronic
catarrh, pneumonia or consumption,
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Hood River Evidence
For Hood River People
The Statements of. Hood River Res"i
dents Are Surely More Reliable
Than Those of Utter
Home testimony is real proof.
Public statements of Hood River peo
ple carry real weight
What a friend or neighbor says com
The wotd of one whose home is far
away invites your doubts.
Here's a Hood River man's statement
And it's for Hood River nennlo'a hon.
Such evidence is convincing.
That's the kind of proof that backs
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.( V R RviniKar nrnn A- I,t!
store, 1108 Twelfth 8t.,Hood River.savs:
- iroan s maney nils are right and I
recommend them. I hv takon ik.n
on several occasions, when my kidneys
nave mo out 01 oraer ana they nave
never failed to do the work."
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RECOLECTIONS OF MID
(A paper by CapL H. C. Coe)
The Medicine Man:-The Medicine
Man. or Woman, for there were as
many as, if not more women than men
doctors, have as a rule been given
greater credit for influence in tribal
matters than they deserve. My obser
vationi bave been that they were little
more important than anyone else in
their local confabs or pow wows. But
cetainly their vocation was a risky one
aa it wai perfectly legitimate and
proper to send tbe unfortunate Medi
cine Man to the Happy Hunting Ground
to accompany tbe patient be had failed
to cure. The profession was also very
lucrative had to be paid for the risks
taken and often after a serious spell
of sickness tbe doctor would walk off
with practically everything his victim
owned. I never knew of their having
given medicine of any kind, though
they may have done so.
Their usual mode of procedure was
to place the patient on bis or her back,
if the sick person were not already in
that position. The operator then fold
ed the hands together and blew through
them, much' aa a little boy would do
when whistling through bis hands, and
all the while the face was twisted into
a mass of wrinkles. The doctor would
then place bis hands, atill clinched, un
der the ribs of the patient, forcing
them into the body until tbe sick per
son writhed in agony. Soon a peculiar
thing would happen. On withdrawing
the hands they would contain some
thing, which the Medicine Man claimed
was the evil one in visible form. The
hands still clinched together, would be
plunged into a basin of water, and
when withdrawn this evil one could be
plainly seen floating on the water.
What this was 1 have never had the
slightest idea. It was a whitish opaque
object of about the size of a quarter of
After showing this the hands were
again plunged into the water, the evil
one clasped, the hands again clinched
and placed to the mouth. Blowing
through his fists tbe Medicine Man
would again produce the facial contor
tions, and when finally the hands were
opened the evil one would be gone
blown to smithereens.
Once 1 bad an invitation to see a
noted eye specialist operate on a par
ticularly bad case. The patient, a
young girl from across the river, was
brought bere to be treated, un enter
ing the tent the doctor, an old woman
from Warm Springs, immediately re
fused to proceed in the presence of
strangers, but on being told that I was
the same as one of the family she con
sented to my remaining.
The girl, about 15 years or age, bad
been suffering from terrible pains in
her right eye. She was placed in a re
clining position with the old woman
squatting on the ground beside her.
The performance began with tbe blow
ing on the hands. I had hoped for
something different, but awaited de
velopments. The girl, evidently dread
ing the operation, wrung her hands and
moaned, even before the old woman
began her treatment. The doctor's
clinched hands were placed against the
girl's right temple, near the outer cor
ner of the eye, and beld there for per
haps five minutes, all the while the
Medicine Woman making tbe usual
grunting sounds. Then there seemed
to be a struggle with her hand as if
she were trying to grasp and draw
something from the bead of the girl.
The iiatient screamed out in great
pain. Suddenly the "old woman with
drew her hands and plunged them into
the basin of water, shortly to be with
drawn. Lo. there waa the evil one,
yanked out bodily by tbe roots and
floating helplessly on the water.
My cruiosity was aroused and I made
a grab for the uncanny thing, but the
old woman was too quick for me. Seiz
ing my hands she said angrily, "Do
you want to get her disease? Be satis
fled with what you bave seen." I then
examined the girl's bead. There was
not a mark or a bruise of aay descrip
tion. I have never learned whether
the operation was successful or not.
Another instance: One of our Indi
ans had a sick child, a girl of about
five years of age. One day he came to
me feeling very badly, as the child was
getting worse. 1 knew there was no
hope, for the little girl had the white
man s dread disease, consumption. 1
promised to do wbat I could, and in the
company of a prominent physician of
the city, went to his camp. 1 had
objected to his having an Indian doctor
and was "provoked on entering the tent
to And an old woman doctor at work.
The child was on her back, and the old
woman had her mouth at the child a
navel. I took hold of ber shoulder and
pulled her away rather roughly. She
then spat out a mouthful of blood into
a basin that already contained a goodly
quantity. The physician was dumb'
founded. He examined the child care'
fully, but could find no abrasion or
opening of any sort from which auch a
quantity of blood could have come. But
there it was, an indisputable evidence
of the old woman sorcery.
Another instance will suffice. An
Indian named Skoothun, who will be
remembered by many of the older
members of the Hood River Pioneer
society, bad a daughter by a former
wife who was just blooming into n
manhood. Tbe girl was about 14 years
old, and to celebrate this momentous
event, a notable party was given. An
Indian doctress of great repute was
aem ror. a piaiiorm was oum across
one end of the house for the perform
ers, and loose boards were placed
around the room to be beaten on to fur
nish music for the dancers. The se
ance opened about 8 p. m. with a ter"
riffle bombardment of clubs on tbe tool
of the house by visiting squads from
across the river. After a number of
dancers had performed their stunts.
simply jumping up and down and keep
ing time to the singing and beating of
cluba on the boards, the doctress, this
time for a wonder remarkably young,
took the platform. After a abort
dance she made a dive into tbe crowd
and grabbed the first person. she hap
pened to come to. It happened to be a
man. She draggged him onto the
stage. Then, the two locking arms,
back to back, was commenced the most
weird performance I have ever wit
nessed. Backwards and forwards across
the stage they went, tbe froth stream
ing from tbe woman's mouth. Soon
the man's head loolled to ene side and
he waa hanging a dead weight from ber
back. The singing stopped ana two
bucks dragged the man away and laid
him on the ground.
The aineing again commenced and
again tbe woman darted into the
crowd, this time seising a woman.
The same weird dance with ita mes
meric ending was given again. This
kept up until the woman completely
wore herself out with ber terrific ef
forts. She also went into a heavy
dreamless sleep. This is the only in-
stace I ever knew of one possessed or
Law and Punishment of Crimes:
The Indian was to all intents and pur
poses law onto himself. Practically
but two offenses among them murder
and horsestealing demanded tribal in
terference. In the esse of murder, if
tbe victim had relatives, they would
probably demand payment of aome
sort, generally a horse or two. If
they were powerful enough they would
enforce their Remands and collect their
price, either from the culprit or his
I remember of a case that occurred
soon after we came to Hood River
One of the Wallachina Indiana killed a
Dalles Indian. Payment was demanded
by relatives of the dead man and re
fused on the grounds of poverty. The
excuse was not accepted, and Mark,
chief of he Wascos, backed up the de
mand. Still the Wallachins refused
psyment. Mark without delay mar
shalled his band of warriors and at
their head came to Hood River. They
came for business and looked it. aev
enty or a hundred of them were on
horseback with their war paint on and
wearing eagle feathers galore. All
were armed, aome with flint lock rifles
and others with bows and arrows.
Their tomtoms were beating. In about
three hours they returned leading three
coyuses, par value of the dead Indian.
An Indian will seldom steal from his
own camp. I don't recall ever hearing
of any such theft, and the Indians are
proverbially truthful amciig them
selves. In this connection 1 will say
that our early experiences fully dis
proved the old saying to tbe effect that
a good Indian was a dead Indian. As
a rule we found them honest and truth
lul, and I have never bad reason after
all these years to change my mind
They had every opportunity to rob us
of our outlying fruit and vegetable
gardens, but I never discovered that
they took advantage of the opportun
ity. This is more than I can say for
some of their white brothers.
(To be continued)
AUTOISTS HERE AFTER
BUCKING DEEP SNOW
Ed Davis, of Detroit. Mich., accom
panied by his wife and W. J. Long and
Vernon Velliquette, the latter two men
also of Detroit, who passed through
the city last Ihursday bound for Port
land by automobile over the Highway,
reported that he and his party several
days ago experienced trying hardships
on the summit uf the Rockies near the
Idaho Montana state line.
"We struck a fall uf snow 20 inches
on the level at that point," said Mr.
Davis, "and of course the cuts were
filled with drifts. On one grade a mile
long, we had to shovel out the entire
distance in order to get our car over.
Our car was first and six big machines
followed. Ihe work was all the harder
because we struck the grade at night,
and had to wield our Bhovels in tbe
glare of our headlight. The icy wind
was penetrating, and our experience
of that night will not be soon forgot
Mr. Davis and his party are starting
on a circle of the entire United States.
"From Portland we will head south
to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San
Diego," says Mr. Davis. "We will
cross the continent along the Mexican
border and visit at New Orleans. Go
ing from there we will visit Florida
reHort places and travel northward
along the Atlantic seaboard. We
haven't set any definite time for the
trip, but we are juBt going to take the
roads as we find them."
The big automobile carried complete
camping equipment, and despite the
extreme cold weather that has been
encoutered, most of the rights have
been spent in the open. . Mrs. Davis
carries a pet monkey, "Jack," the
mascot of the party. She says that the
zero weather has caused the simian to
be a close companion fur the past sev
eral days, but Jack was so bold at
Hood River as to emerge from the furs
of bis mistress and seize the pencil of
the Ulacier reporter.
Mr. Davis declared that he had heard
of the Columbia Highway. He pre
diets a heavy motor tourist traffic from
Detroit west next year.
"Publicity on the great Highway
and points along the Columbia river,"
he said, "has created no small interest
in the circles of motorists in my part
of tbe country. I will be mighty glad
when we strike the paved boulevard
this afternoon. We have bean having
some mighty bad roada. In eastern
Oregon out of Pendleton the highways
have been made well nigh impassable
by the deep ruts cut by wheat
COURT ANXIOUS TO
BEGIN ROAD WORK
(From the Moeier Bulletin)
Now that the bonds have carried by
a majority of 1U1 in the county, and,
by the way, a majority of 119 in the
Mosier district, an advisory board will
be appointed J.by tbe county court next
week according to the recommendations
of the citizens of the various districts
in the county.
Judge Gunning stated that an engin
eer will be appointed as well aa a right
oy-way man and that as soon as the
right of way is secured bonds and bids
will be advertised.
"It will be the effort of the county
court to gat things in shape aa quickly
as possible, stated Judge Running
luesday. "We hope to begin work
this winter in order to have the road
in good shape for travel next summer
Mrs. R. Koontz Passes
Funeral services for Mrs. R. Koontz,
aged 21 years, who passed away Friday
at the home of ber mother, Mrs. Mary
Howell on the West Side, waa held
Sunday morning at the home. Rev.
M. H. Cook, of Vancouver, Wash , a
Latter Day Saint minister, in charge.
Interment followed at Idlewilde ceme
tery. Mrs. Koontz, in addition to her
mother, is survived by her husband, a
little two year old daughter, Wanona,
and the following ten brothers and sis
ters: Arhur, Harry, Ira, Frank and Ray
Howell, Mrs. Claude Moore, and
Misses Ruth, Caroline and Claire
Howell, all of this city; and Mrs.
Lester Eaton of North Bend.
The funeral was directed by C. C.
Her Son Subject to Croup
My son, Edwin, is subject to croup,"
writes Mrs. E. O. Irwin, Xew Kensing
ton, Pa. "I put in many sleepless hours
at night before I learned of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. Mothers need
not fear this disease if tbey keep a bot
tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
the house and use it as directed. It al
ways gave my boy relief." Obtainable
Oregon' Population 834,515
Labor Commissioner O. P. Hoff esti
mates Oregon's population at 834,615.
This is an increase of 3.9 percent since
1914 when the population waa 795,987.
Commissioner Honrs estimate ia based
on school reports.
Multnomah county a population is
because Zerolene is
made from Asphalt-base
crude. It burns up clean ,
and goes out with the
ihe Standard Oil or Motor Cars
Sold by dealers everywhere and
at all Service Stations of the
Standard Oil Company
There Is Plenty of Evidence
That this store is growing in popular favor. Every day sees
new faces and all the older friends as well. There must be
reasons which attracts and retain this growing clientele.
They will be found in our shoes and prices. Come and
learn them in person. You'll enjoy the lesson on thrift and
economy that this store teaches.
J. C. Johnsen, The Hood River Shoe Man
PEOPLES NAVIGATION COMPANY
Down Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Up Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
All kinds of freight and passengers handled. Horses and automobiles
given special attention.
Jack Bagley, Agent, Phone 3514
If a Man Doesn't Insist that He Is
Right, Maybe He's Not
We insist that we have the bst
for sale in or out of the city, "You're
from Missouri!" Well, come down and
look at it on the car, or watch it
go by on the wagon.
Transfer & Livery Co.
Phone 41 U
Route your freight by Regulator Line
Dalles City, State of Washington
Boats daily except Sunday. Arrives from Portland about
3:30 p. m. Leaves for Portland about 8:30 a. m.
Passenger Fare 75 cents
F. S. REED, Agent
Telephone 4532. -
IT. HOOD RAILROAD COMPANY
Time Table No. 26
Effective 12:01 A. M. Sunday, October 8, 1916.
Rail Auto Rail Autol
5 28 x
? f- Si
O 19 K
o 10 i
Hood River Ar.
. . . Powerdale. . .
. . . Van Horn
. . ..Bloucher
. . . . Winans
. : Trout Creek . . .
. ..Wood worth . . .
Ar. Parkdale Lv. .
Dy.cxSun! Daily Sat. Only
Rail Auto Rail Auto Rail Ail
8 05 J
a an o
Owing to limited space on Rail Auto all trunks and heavy basgage will be
handled on the steam trains, either in advance of or following the passengers.
Whenever possible we buy home products-in
preference to all others. H As a Hood River
business man who buys at home, I solicit the
patronage of Hood River people.
W.J.Filz Meat Market
We Give Croon Stamps