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They were the parents of 11 children. : "Again we picture those worthy pioneers: Mr. Hale as he went clothed from head to foot in beautifully beautifully made buckskin clothing. s Beautifully made Is right, for in their covered wagon train crossing the plains was a Mr. Holland, who was an expert tailor. His health failing after getting to Oregon, he stayed with the Hales until his death, and he instructed and showed the young Mrs. Hale many things about the sewing of men's wear that was later ot much help to her. There is yet in possession of a member of the Hal e family a tailor's pressboard that Mr. Hol land made while yet able to work at his trade. He cut down a small tree and adzed out and shaped the pressboard. S "The first suit he made and pressed on the new board was a wedding suit for Mr. Gamaliel Parrish.The Bits man beUeves Gamaliel was a son of Rev. and Dr. E. E. Parrish, who took charge of the family of Joaquin Miller while the father went on up the valley above Eugene to pick out a land claim. In the winter of 1852-3. 1852-3. 1852-3. And that Gamaliel's bride was Lydia M. Peterson and that they were married -February -February 27, 1847 and that "the young couple settled down to housekeeping housekeeping in a little round log house of one room," as related by a biographer biographer many years thereafter.) Well, the little round log houses of the Oregon of that period provided provided shelter for many .families out of which came distinguished and worthy sons and daughters. V S Quoting further the words of one who knew well the Hales: "The reason for Mr. Hale's buck skin clothing was the fact that when he decided to come overland through the mountains with the ponies, in order to see the country, country, he sent his worldly goods down the Columbia river on a raft, or scow, In the care of others oi tne company wno were coming coming by way of the river; but the goods got wet in transit, so the men in charge went ashore, tied up. and spread the clothing on bushes, then went away to let it dry. "When they came back, the In dians had taken it all, which worked a hardship on Mr. and Mrs. Hale Mrs. Hale particularly lamenting the loss of all her needles and thread. w w s "Borrowing a precious needle of a bachelor acquaintance in the Molalla settlement, she made her self a dress out of a fine white blanket she had with her when crossing the mountains. "The dress was all right, she said, but the goods fell rather short, and she could have only elbow sleeves, which she regret- regret- tea but which would seem quite ail right in these times." sun quoting: "Again we will picture those early times with Mr. Hale clad in his buckskin clothes. the ferry boat, bilt- bilt- with so few tools to work with, the river some times treacherous and turbulent at high water stages, the many claim hunters, settlers and some times Indians crossing the ferry and, too, Mr. Hale, the expert rifle man that he was, out hunting: deer to have meat for his table - and on dressing a deer hanging what he did net want up in the trees, and the friendly Indians soon learning it was put up for them. And they were not slow in getting it. 'It is interesting that in those days THERE WERE NO FLIES to bother the meat so hung. "And there continued ! to be none until the coming of the steamboats on the rivers. : V V "Just how that could be the writer does not know, but it said that the FLIES CAME WITH THE COMING OF THE STEAM BOATS." The Bits man gives the above for what it is worth. W S It is probably worth believing as the truth. . ; i Pioneers well know that fruit tree pests were not known In Ore gon during the early pioneer days. No worms were found in ap pies; none in cherries. Nor any in otner fruits of whatever kind. And the fruit trees themselves had ho pests. The pests came with vessels from foreign lands; from China and other oriental countries, and from Europe. This writer well remembers in the conversations, of the pioneers the surprises and feelings of disgust disgust they recalled when they first saw worms in apples and other fruits that theretofore had been clean and free from such things. (Concluded tomorrow.) - Rudolph Krentz burly of recalled the Miss also over ing he the the bad one who on ably to in ent will for be will er In He

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  1. Statesman Journal,
  2. 09 Feb 1938, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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