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HOOD EIVER 50 YEARS AGO
(Continued from last week.) On reaching home we found every thing in commotion. The Indians had gathered in (or council and were evi dently much excited. The parties who were signaling across the river in the morning proved to be a buck and his squaw who had been held as prisoners by Showouwai; a brother of Kamiuken, because he had refused to let the chief have a rifle to which he had taken a fancy. They had been seven days com ing from the Himcoe reservation and had experienced fearful hardships on the way over from hunger and fatigue ; having come nearly all the way through snow, in some places many feet deep. They brought news that the hostiles were to start so as to reach the Cascades the very day that they had reached the river. They had strained every ne.-ve in order to reach us sooner and give tike alarm, but were too late. My brother Eugene immediately started for the landing to interceDt the little steamer Mary, which was then coming in sight, and communicate the news to them. Their reply sent a thrill of terror through every heart. They themselves had been in the fight ana naa by the greatest chance, barely escaped with their lives, and some had been seriously if not mortally wounded, and were then on board. Their advice FIRST SETTLER AT WHITE SALMON V ; E. S. JOHL1N. was for us to fly with our lives, as in all propabilitv every soul at the Cascades would be killed, as the woods were full of Indians. About sundown a courier arrived, bringing the news' that Brad ford's store, where all the whites at the Upper Cascades were congregated, had been captured, as the Indians could be seen carrying flour and other things out of it. (This was a mistake as it was the Bush house which had been abandoned and was afterward looted by the In dians.) A council was at once called, Indians included. They on their part promised to station guards all along the river and to send couriers to the Cascades, and this promise was faithfully executed. After they had gone it was unanimously decided that we should at' all hazards a'tempt to reach The Dalles. We had all confidence in the Klickitats; they had been proven, but were satis fied the others could not be trusted. Our only route was by the river, and the craft a large Chinook canoe which had been hid in the brush near where the present wagon bridge crosses Hood river, and was owned by an old Indian named Waucusha. This canoe was an ex ceptionally fine one, capable of carrying 30 or 40 passengers. , At about midnight the entire white population of Hood River left their homes and marched in single file to the river, where we met the canoe and started on our lonely journey. As we quietly paddled our canoe through the silent water we heard the Indian guards signaling along the shore, from one to another until far up and down the river came the answering calls.:. We had been discovered, and in less ', time than it takes to read it, every camp had been appraised of our fight About noon the next day, when near Klickitat river, we met both little steamers, Mary and Wasco, fairly blue with soldiers, and loaded to the guards with cavalry and munitions of war. on their way to the relief of .the Cascades. They stopped as they came to us, in quiring (or news. We gave them what we had heard from the courier the night before, and they hurried on. How their polished rifles and bayonets gleamed and shimmered in that noon-nay sun! and their clanking sabers made sweet WIFE OF THE FIRST SETTLER AT WHITE SALMON. MARY L. JOSLYN. music to our care-worn ears. How fierce . .1 KrauaanH onnl thpv Inokpdl Oh! would thev be in time? About 3 o'cjock we reached The Dalles, w here almost . w .wmm !q t i,,u tnrnAti nut to meet l 1 1 (J - us. inauiring for news. And there our journey ended. I cannot close this article without a tribute of praise to those true and loyal Klickitats, mho so bravely stood by the whites in that trying year. Truer hearted men never lived. Tried by the test of battle, they proved themselves i . l i i. . .... men even inougn ineir neurit uc . akin Thiv have nearly all UCI v. u J - - J Kaouwl m-er tn their haitD? hunting grounds and scarcely remnant of their race remains. Among me ioom promi nent of them were Johnson, Queumps, Yallup, Snataps and Johnnie. There were others that I cannot call to mem ory. Among the Hood River Indians bender and Charley Copiax, and both were unwavering in fealty to the whitea. Thar, im atill another, whose character as a friend to tlie pale face is open to serious douots nu own buiuiiwiuu places him ia the fight against Major lialleron Simeoe mountains. By the evidence of all others, his hand applied wrva mat nrea tne Joslyn bouses, and by implication that same right hand was crimsoned with the blood of inno cents at the Cascade massacre. I refer to Old White Salmon Dave, a notoriowt begger and a would be pensioner of Bro. John Cradlebaugh. t There is also a scrap of unwritten his tory concerning the plans of that wily old chief, Kamiaken. He had decided upon war, and his plan was first to cap ture the Cascades, then leaving sufficient force to hold that place, come up the river and attack The Mies, compelling all the Indiana to join him. Ana there is no doubt in my mind that, with few exceptions, all the tribes would have joined his standard. From The Dalles the movement waa to continue east ward until the entire country east of the Cascades was clear of whites. The cam paign waa well planned but poorly exe cuted. All that saved ht Cascades, however, was a very fortunate accident, one of those happenings which seems to to be the direet work of Providence. A large Dody of. United States troops was on its way to the eastern pprt of the terri- frtrv a rwl Vamialfan Mtnn fiilln .nAMinJ wji nmuiaagu WOO 4MII tUlUIUIDU as to the intentions of: the troops. Couriers on fleet horses waited the movement of the troops and on their rlttnarturA frnm TKa . nulla, th.- of the couriers were urged to their ut most speea to Kamianen g camp, wbo at once started his warriors for the Cas cades. But the troops (only made a three-mile march and went into camp to await the arrival of arms and ammu nition which had koan AaiainaA tt ttiA Cascade portage, and were to have been shipped by the steamer the very day of the attack. So the detention not only furnished those in Bradford's store with an abundance of arms and ammunition, but detained the troops within easy reach of the boats. This information re garding Kamiaken all came through the Indiana that had escaped from Chief Showaway's clutches. Bat my story must close. You who are now scattered throughout the length and breadth of this beautiful vallty can but little realize the situation then or the constant fear that for over a year was in every breast. It seems, to me now more like a dream than a reality. Leaves from an Old Diary. Our meteorological record commences February 1, 1867, but no family record was kept until June, 1858. I read from the record: "Sunday, October 15, 1857. Ther mometer broke by the first frost that touched It." This was a serious loss, as we were unable to obtain another one until the following June. Almost the first entry I find is on June 3 "Took 19 bushels potatoes to Dalles; sold for $2.50 per bushel." Farm hands came high those days. From an old account nook I read: "William Paige, by work commencing May 1, 1867, to October 23-5 mos., 22 days 1238.00" (or 40 per month and board). This man Paige was an old English sailor whom my father picked up in Portland and hired for a year at $40 per month and board. He after wards obtained unenviable notoriety by his connection with the noted Ma gruder murders near Lewiston, Idaho, about 1804 or 1805. Paige, with three others, brutally murdered a packer named Magruder and his entire party of five or six. for their money, and es caped to California. They were cap tured In Ban Francisco and taken back to Lewiston. Paige turned state's evi dence and saved his neck; his three companions were banged. He was af terwards shot dead in a saloon brawl. August 10, 1858, a young man by the name of Arthur Gordon, who, with his cousin Henry, had been at work on the river, took up the claim afterwards known as the Peter Neul place, and my brother Eugene took up a claim be af terwards sold to Jesse Neal, sou of old Peter. August 15, I read, "Peaches and plums begin to ripen." And on the 20th, "Took two oushels peaches to Dalles; these brought 25 cents a pound." Some time during the summer, 8. B. Ives and family and A. C. Phelps moved up from the Cascades. Ives lo cated on what we called Round Prai rie, west and north of the Belmont church, aud Phelps directly west, on the creek, later known us Phelps creek, Patton creek and Fall "brook. Later an old sailor named Cowperthwaite took up the place south of the Ives place, afterward owned by Ward, Whitcomb. Pratt and others. Amos Underwood and John M. Marden also located on what Is now known as the Haynes Mortou farm, and a mau named Wil son on the BaKTtt place. N. 8. Benson, who went East in the early fall, to get him a wife, returned In November, bringing, also, Miss Mag gie Williams, J. M. Benson's fiancee. These new arrivals made a welcome (Continued on 4th page.) LOW PEIC1S BUG TRADE Hardware. All new, fresh, modern a complete stock bought in quantities which se cured bed-rock cost. ' Everything for the Farmer, Carpenter, Logger, Ma son and Builder., , Building Material We furnish every item entering into the making of any kind . of building, ex cept rough lumber. '.; A reduction of about 20 per cent on Doors and Win dows, with a falling off in cost of Nails and Hardware makes building easy. Ask to see our new styles in Windows and Art Glass. Stoves & Tinware Sufficent to say we are sole agents for Universal Stoves and Ranges $27 to $65, every one warranted. Cook and Camp Stoves, $2.50 to $27. Picture Framing New methods, new stock, of. moldings- prices and work guaranteed. Boatmen We carry ROSIN TAR OKUM. Carpets & Matting Carpets, 35c to $1.10 per yard ; Matting, 12)ic to 40c per yard ; Linoleum, 55c to $1.50 per yard. Couch covers, Por tiere and Shades. 1 Heavy Hardware Such as Bolts, Hinges, Screws bought after the great drop in price. We price accordingly.' Saws Agents for Simond'6 Cross-cut saws. A full stock of Diston's Hand Saws. You don't have to take any old thing we have what yon want. STEWART, The House Furnisher. 'PHONE 111. Vith' the result that more trade has justified a well equipped modern store, in which we handle carloads with less expense than tons formerly cost. With this change has come 'Re duced Expenses, and in return for this we now Re duce Your Costs at STEWARTS Lime' Screen Doors Afreah carload (Tory 2-and M, 95c. Win 80 days. Single bar- dow Screens, 30o, 86o wimi.W. and 40c Lawn Mowers Grass Hooks TO be had at 13.75, M 85c to 60c: Garden and np to SIX -. Trowels, 10c, 16c, 25c. WatersPruners Sewing Eight and 10 feet, tl. Machlnes-$18, 120, SW Pruning heart, GOo, and 1M0 up to a Par 76oandll. lor cab at S7-all warranted, Machine needles for all 1 Brooms makea, 2c Ws do andemell, a . . ., . " new make-try one. POCKCt Knives Gem Safety Fy warranted, tor Baior Het 12, K, 18. o and up. Seasonable Goods Priced Right. Fencing For Lawn and Field, 20c to 85c per rod, and a stretcher loaned for setting. ' Barbed wire, in four grades; Ponltry netting, 50c per 100 feet. . Clock Shelves And Mantel Shelves from 35c to (5. Ask to see the assortment. Tents and Hammoks Tents from $5 up, according to size and weight. Hammocks, 11, (1.50 up to7. Brushes. Sash tools, 5c to 30c ; Varnish, 10c to $1.60; Paint, 15c to f 2.50; Kalsomine, 3 to $4.50: Scrub, Shoe, Shaving, Horse, Sink and Stove brushes. Coun ter and Floor brushes. Buy brushes where you see something and get something for your money. Goods imported directly from the world's largest factory. Furniture Two carloads since - December 1, all con tracted for before the advance in price, which places us in shape to defy every market. We invite careful in spection of goods and prices. Paints, Oils, Glass As agents for Pure Prepared we guar antee every sale. Our Zincs, Leads and Oils are absolutely pure, and our arrangement with the factory author izes a guarantee of goods and prices. ' We sell all kinds of Lubricating oils, EVERYTHING IN GLASS. Guns ammunition 22 Rifles, $1.75, $3.50, $6, $14., Smoke less and semi-smokeless Cartridgs in full assortment. Camp Outfits All complete, and at little coBt. Tents, Stoves, Chairs, Tables, Axes, Cooking Utensils, Camp Stools and Lounging Chairs. Kitchen Furniture Every little convenience you ever heard of is here, and priced to secure trade. Genuine triple-coated Chrysolite ware is warranted. . Cheap Granite Ware-rwe have it. . 8 qt Kettle, 95c ; Copper Bottom Boilers, 90c; Copper Bottom Kettles, 60c; 14 oi Copper Boilers, $2.75. The Laundry Washing machines, $3.50 to $8 ; Wring ers, 5 year guarantee, $1.40 to $1.50; Straddle Clothes Pins, 2c g; Spring Clothes pins, 5c g; Clothes Lines, 10c and 20c. " STEWART- A Complete Carpenter. SECOND AND STATE STS." Closing On Sale ! We Have Ladies' Dress Goods, Flannels, Blankets, ladies' Underwear, Men's Shirts, ladies' and Children's Hose, Mackintoshes, Gloves, Que ens ware, Cutlery, Shirt Waists, German Sox, Men's Hats, Axes, Rubbers, ladies' Arctics, And dozens of other articles i Bed Spreads, Comforters, Rubbers, Children's Underwear, Sweaters, Shoes for everybody, 1 Mackinaws, - Children's Suits, Glassware, lanterns, House lining, Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons, - Cow Bells, Mattocks, Rubber Boots, Men's Arctics, usually carried in a general store We mean n oUSifiieSS: Intend to Retire. Outside business De mands Our Attention. We are now working for you. You can. have all the protlt. We are paying expense out of capital. No profit to us la these goods. Our price, will convince you. There is a good substantial Christmas preaeot lor every man, woman ana cnlld la the valley In our store at factory prices. bone & Mcdonald. Additioiis 01 HILL This magnificent location is now being plotted and will soon be placed on the market, and surpasses anything that has ever been offered as RESIDENCE PROPERTY. It is high and sightly and is furnished with an abun dance of the purest spring water from MY OWN PLANT. The soil is very sandy, so you get no seepage from cess-pools or closets. '. It is only one block from the ..Waucoma school house. The Unitarian church is in process of construction adjoin ing this plot, and the Episcopal church will soon be built in the very center of this addition. ' Ypu have always wanted a lot in my STRAWBERRY FIELD, and now is your time to get one. We start at bedrock prices, with terms 25 per cent cash, balance to suit the purchaser. Don't wait until prices go up, but secure a handsome site at once. Map and all information at the office of George D. Culbertsoii & Co., on Oak street. RIVERVIEW PARK. BEGIN THE YEAR RIGHT ! o You will never regret it if you buy some of our bargains, as Hood River Real Estate WILL NEVER BE AS CHEAP AGAIN. We can offer you fine City Lots on grade, with good water and fine view on EASY TERMS. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS TO THOSE WHO WILL BUILD. v Streets will be improved in the Spring. For full particulars see ." . : Prather Investment Co. HOOD RIVER, OREGON. E. A. SOULE, Contractor and Builder. Plans and Intimates Furnished Upon Application. Established 1881. C. T. HAW80N. F. II. BTANXON, HOOD RIVER NURSERY. We respectfully announce to the public that we have for the coming planting seasons a fine lot of trees of all kinds. Thrifty, Smooth, and True to Name. Orders are now being booked as received and varieties furnished as long as they last. This season will witness larger plantings of single sorts than any in the history of this valley, and to get what you want will necessitate early orders. We would also state that we are prepared to furnish for next , season's planting any number and ANY VARIETY, GKOWN . . ESPECIALLY FOIi YOU. Long experience in the nursery business enables us to gunrantee satisfaction. ' Nursery on East Side, at crossing of Jfeal creek. Ordqrs solicited. - RAWSON & STANTON, Hood River, Or. FOR Books, Stationery, School Supplies, GO TO Good Values, -Everything New In On the square. School Supplies, . ; Legal Blanks, Oregonian, Crepe Paper, Orders taken for and Magazines 'Sold. Free Delivery. Phone 571. O.B.HARTLEY, Hood River, Or., -DEALER IN- Groceries, Fruits and Wood. H. F. JOCHIMSEN, Real Estate Dealer, Has Lands of nil kinds in Hood River valley for sale at from $." an acre up to $400. St rawlterry land, apple land, Meadow land and Timber lands. Also, Town Lots and Blocks. See Him for Bargains. FASHION STABLE. Livery, Feed and Draying. STRANAHANS & BAGLEY. Horses bought, .old or exchanged. rieasure parties can secure fitst-class rigs. Spe cial .tteution given to moving Furniture and l'ianos. We do everything horse, can do. HOOD RIVER, OREGON. Flrat nJ Oak bu. Fliou T03 PAGE & SON, Pioneer Fruit and Produce 111 ill 1 PORTLAND, - - OREGON. Solicit Consignments of Apples, Pears; all Green and Dried Fruit. ol7tf EUREKA Meat Market. MeGuiKE Bitos., Fropr's. IX'hUts In Fresh and Cured Meals, Lard Poultry, Fruits and Vegetables. Free Delivery. Phone 35. Aud time may go, but we will con . tinue to do all kinds of plain and fancy Job Printing at the same old stand, satisfactorily aud expeditiously. Your orders respectfully solicited. E. R. BRADLEY. Regulator Line Steamers. Regulator and Dalles City. Between Portland and The Dalles daily except Sunday. , Leaves The Dalles 7 a. ni.; arrive at Portland 4 p. ra. lA'tive Portland 7 a. in.; arrive at The Dalles 5 p. m. Leave Hood River, down, 8:30 a.m. Arrive Hood Kiver, up, 8:30 p. m. II. C. CAMPBELL, General Manager. -THE Barber Shop, On the Hill, S. C. JACKSON, Proprietor. Will do plrture framing in connection. Room moldings and all kinds of picture and window Klnxs eoimlimtly ou hand. Call anil.ee sam I'l" of wall p:i!ei Phone Water& Light Notice All waler and lijjht hills are payable at the H(id Kiv-r i-.l.Ttric Liht, I'ower and Water Co. b ollii e fi'iini I lie 1st to the lUtU of the month, in advance. o;lllf w. C. EVAN3, Manager. Wanted. A man to make good money (rr himself In the next few week. A man who understands pruning fmlt trees preierred. Call at 11 ANNA'S GROCERY. Buggy for Sale. A secoud-huu'i Isuggy forsalet'HKAP. Ap p!y to If.TJ H. R. KKW1N. Blacksmithing And wngim repairing attended to promptly t my shop on t lie Mt.Haid road, south or town. Good work at reasuiiuble prices. aepl7 U. A. HOWELL. For Sale. Irt and 11-room house 6r sale cheap for cah. A good cellar and free water. Apply to BlU A. KU.IC'N. Hood River. Early Rose Potatoe3 For sale at ll.TO per IO0 , at my place, or wiil deliver in Ujd. Also, Mills' Karly roi tunc folMUfa. H. A. HACKKTT. Strawberry Plants. MHW nrst-elaw H!ra lHTTv 1'lanta wanted bv IKK M. WIIJ!t, mS Hood River, 1T. "Wanted." Healthy, clean, Indastrlona, truatwoiihy bov under 1 taii4 Willi light wnrk. Horn mil Applvanvdav rteept Tueday or Friday to MRS. MKRCKR. Formerly Carl Ruaa placa.