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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (April 21, 1899)
A PRETTY GOOD WORLD.
Pretty ' good world if you take It all
-. Pretty good world, good people!
Better be on than be under the ground "
Pretty good world,. good people! . .
Better be here where the skies are blue
As the eyes ot your sweetheart a-smilin'
' Better than lyin' 'neath daisies and dew
Pretty good world, good people!; ,;
Pretty good world with its hopes and its
. fears ;;. 4 ' ? ' -?
Pretty good world.good people! '
Sun twinkles bright through the rain of
its tears ,
Pretty good world, good people!
Better be here,-wherethe pathway , you
know '.."i '"-.-l. - t-
Where the thorn's in the garden where
sweet roses grow,
Than to rest where you feel not the fall o'
the snow .
Pretty good world, good people! , ' .
? ' "' ' t 1 J
Pretty good world! Let us sing it that
Pretty good world, good people!
Make up your mind that you're in it to
At least for a season, good people!
Pretty good world, with its dark and Its
.Pretty good world, with its love and its
Sing it that way till you whisper, "Good
good world, good people!
THE LITTLE CURATE.
H B curate and
down - the - main
street of the vil
lage engaged , In
which, being that
of a recently affi
anced pair, need
tiot .'here be re
peated. Miss Edmlston carried herself with
an air of pretty dignity, made none the
. less apparent by the fact that she was
fully two inches taller than her lover,
the Rev. John St John. He was a thin,
wiry little man, dark-haired and pale-
complexioned, and was much troubled
In his dally work with a certain uncon:
querable shyness. That he should have
won the heart of handsome Nancy Ed
mlston was a matter' of surprise and
discussion among the residents of
""Such a very uninteresting young
man said the maiden ladies oyer their
afternoon tea. i ' v' s t- .
"So ridiculously retiring! How did
ho .rer pnmo trt nrnnna?" -remarked
llie uioineis wnuse uauguvers ubbibicu
In giving women an-overwhelmlng and
not altogether united majority in Brox
The men, on. the other hand, voted St.
John a good sort; and bis parishioners,
In their rough ways, owned to his many
qualities. .. - ' ;'-
"You're a dear little girl, Nancy," the
curate was stammering, looking up at
his beloved, when -they, were both
BLuypeu Biiun ou me iiunuw pnvcuiciiu
A burly workman was engaged in chas
tising a small boy with a weapon In the
Bliflno tf a atnut laathai Half . Thu fhllri
. screamed, and the father, presumably,
" cursed. " " " ,;V '""'
-'"Stop!'' cried the curate. ,- .
The angry man merely scowled and
raised the strap for another blow. St
John laid a detaining hand on the fel
low's arm, the .. temerity of - which
caused the latter such surprise that he
loosened his grip for a moment, and the
youngster fled, howling, up an alley.
'.'What the spluttered the bully,
dancing round the curate, who seemed
to shrink nearer his sweetheart.
"Let us go, dear," he said. ' He had
grown white and was trembling.
At this Juncture- two; of the- work
man's cronies appeared at the door of
the ale house opposite, and, seeing how
matters stood, crossed the road, and
with rough hands and soothing curses
conducted their furious friend from the
scene. .w , . . .
. "Horrible!" sighed the curate as the
lovers continued their walk. i -
Miss Eilhiiston's head - was held - a,
trifle higher. ' "t V were' a man,'' she
said, '"Iwoula have thrashed him I
would, Indeed f? t , ? .s
"You think! , it should-have punished
him, jthen ?" said the curate mildly; "he
was a ..much larger man than L you
know." . , . . . r - , .'-.-.. -.-
Nancy' was silent ' She was vaguely
but sorely disappointed In her lover.
He was not exactly the hero she had
dreamed of. How white and shaky he
. had turned! ; . "'. ' " .
"You surely did not expect me to take
part in a street row, -Nancy?" he said,
yieocuu, Duuiuuun ouoirevuug IlCV
thoughts. He knew her romantic ideas.
But she' made no reply. V; .
"So you think I acted in a cowardly
fashion?" he questioned after a chill
PaUSe. .'v-: .. '). . , !! " .
. . "I don't think your cloth la any ex
cuse, anyhow,' she blurted out sudden
ly and cruelly; the next instant she was
All ...1 1 . 1. .. 1 . .. .. .. .jL. . i t.
uueu-iiviiu Buaun; axiu regreu - ceiore
she could speak again, however, the
. curate had lifted his hat and was cross
, lng the street. "An icy "good-by" was
al. be had vouchsafed her. ; ;, -;
Mr. St. John was returning from pay
ing a visit of condolence some distance
out of the villa ire. and he had taken the
short cut across the moor. It was a
clear summer afternoon, a week since
parting with Nancy. A parting in earar
est it had been, for the days bad gone
by without meeting or communication
between them. The curate was a sad
young man, though the singer in his
heart still burned fiercely. To have
been called a coward by the woman he
loved was a thing not lightly to be for
gotten. His recent visit, too, had" been
particularly trying. In his soul he felt
tba.t his words of comfort had been un
real; that, for all he had striven, he
had failed In his mission to the be
reaved mother. So he trudged across
the moor with slow step and bent head,
giving no heed to the summer beauties
-He was about half-way home when
his somber meditations were suddenly
Interrupted. A man rose from the
heather, where he had been lying, and
stood in the path," barring the curate's
progress. - 1 J-.-"
"Now, Mister Parson,'.he saidwlth
menace in his thick voice and bloated
face. . ; ;- - '
"Good afternoon, my man," returned
St John, recognizing the brute of a
week ago, and turning as red as a tur
"I'll 'good afternoon ye, Mister Par
son! No! Ye don't pass till I'm done
wi' ye," cried the man, who had been
drinking heavily, though he was too
seasoned to show any unsteadiness In
The curate drew back. "What do you
want?" he asked. He was painfully
"What do I want?" repeated the bul
ly, following up .the question with a
volley of oaths that made the little man
shudder. "I'll tell ye what I want I
Avant yer apology for Interferln' 'tween
a father an' his kid. But I licked him
mor'n ever for yer blasted Interferln'."
. "You Infernal coward!" exclaimed St
John. . -r?
His opponent gasped. '-(- -.
-"Let me pass,"-cried the other re
covering from his astonishment at
hearing a strong word from a parson.
St John gazed' hurriedly' about 11m,
The path wound across .- the moor,
through the green and purple of - the
heather, cutting a low hedge here and
there, and losing Itself at last in the
heat-haze. They were alone. . , , s
The ' bully grinned.'1, "I've got - ye
"You- have, indeed,'- said SfJohn,
peeling off his black coat and throwing
it on the- heather.. His soft felt hat
followed. Then he slipped the links
from his cuffs and rolled up his shirt
sleeves,' while his enemy gaped at the
proceedings. V : s ;!; "
"Now, I'm ready," said the curate
-VAre you going to fight?" burst out
the other looking at him as Goliath
might have looked at David. "Come
on, ye- " ', But the foul word never
passed his lips, being stopped . by a
carefully planted blow from a wnall
but singularly hard fist The little
curate was filled with a wild unholy
Joy. He had not felt like this since his
college days. - He thanked Providence
for his' friends,' the' Indian clubs and
dumb-bells, which had kept him In trim
these past three years. . The blood sang
In his veins as he. circled round Goliath,
guarding the giant's brutal smashes,
and getting in a stroke when occasion
offered. It was not Jong ere the big
man found . himself hopelessly out
matched; his wind was gone, his Jaw
was swollen; and one of his eyes use
less. He made a final effort and slung
out a terrific blow at David. Partly
parried, it caught him on the shoulder,
felling him to the earth. Now, surely,
the victory was with the Philistine.
But no. The fallen man recoiled to his
feet like a young sapling, and the next
that Goliath knew was, ten minutes
later, when he opened his available eye
and found that his enemy was bending
Over him, wiping the stains from his
face with a fine linen handkerchief.
, "Feel better?" said the curate.
"Hush, man; It's not worth swearing
about," interposed his nurse. : "Now,
get up." --w
He held out his hand and assisted the
wreck to his feet , jv
"You'd hetter call at the chemist's
and get patched up. Here's money."
- The vanquished one took the silver
and gazed stupidly at the giver, who
was making bis toilet " " .;' ;"
"Please go away and don't thrash
your boy any more,' said St John' per
suasively. " : . -s
Goliath made a few steps, then re
traced them, holding out a grimy paw,
"Mister Parson, I'm I'm "
3 "Don't say another word. Good-by,"
and the curate shook hands with- him.
iThe big man turned away. Presently
he halted once more. "I'm !" he
said. It bad to come. ' Then he sham
bled homewardi" '
St John adjusted his collar, gave his
shoulder a rub, and donned , his coat
and hat. As he started toward the vil
lage a girl came swiftly to meet him.
"Oh, John, John, you are splendid I"
she gasped, as she reached him. "I
watched you front the hedge yonder."
"I am exceedingly sorry. Miss Ed
mlston," said the curate coldly, raising
his hat and making to pass on. -
Nancy had started as though he had
struck her; her flush of enthusiasm
paled out. ' In her excitement she had
forgotten that event of a week ago,
but the cutting tone of his voice re
minded her. . She bowed her bead,' and
be went on his way. He bad gone
about fifty yards when she called his
name. Her voice Just reached him, but
something In It told him that he had
not suffered alone, , "., . ; . ,
' He turned and hastened to her.
Columbus Journal. '. 'r'. '; ,
'. Millions ' Lying; Unclaimed.
A nice little sum of nearly three mill
Ion pounds sterling, belonging to the
Pope, ' lies unclaimed in the Italian
treasury. When the Italian govern
ment took possession of Rome an an
nual civil list of some 13,000 was as
signed to the Pope as compensation for
the loss of the temporal power. But
neither Pius IX. nor Leo .Xln. would
touch the money, lest they should ac
knowledge the usurping power, and so
the income has been accumulating ever
since. -. ' "
' A girl claims her auburn tresses are
due to the fact that. she had scarlet
faver and it settled in her hair.
I"DEAD OR ALIVE."
UTAH BANDIT FOR WHOM $5,000
IS OFFERED. .'-
Tom McCarthy and His Gang; of 200
Cutthroats Bobbers Intrenched in a
Bock- bound Fortress in the Blue
Mountains Stealing Cattle Herds.
A bill passed the Utah Legislature
appropriating $5,000 of the State's
money for the capture of Tom Mc
Carthy, "dead or alive." McCarthy Js
a bandit whose exploits . far outshine
those of Jesse James or any of the lead
ers of his gangs. He Is the uncrowned
king and general-ln-chief of a band of
200 cutthroats who for the past three or
four years have been a terror to Color
ado, Utah and Wyoming. His company
Is made up of all classes of bad men,
and they must be distinguished crimi
nals before they can gain admission
Into this organization of murderers and
robbers. No ordinary man need think
of fraternizing with the members of
this circle of wickedness. He must
have a record before he dare seek rec
ognition. The "exploits of this gang are
thrilling In the extreme, and their meth
ods of keeping out of the clutches of the
law and of getting out when occasion
ally one of them gets caught are more
Interesting than any fiction ever wrlt-
ten-':--': ; .
Nobody knows who Tom McCarthy's
father was, where he was born or any
thing whatever of his antecedents or
early life. He went into the Blue Moun
tain district of Utah a number of years
ago, accompanied by a few select scoun
drels of the six-shooter type, and began
his career by robbing stage coaches and
wealthy citizens. His success attracted
attention, and he was soon an object of
envy to the criminals of the Western
Territories. They flocked to him and
were ready to make any sacrifices In
order to get into his gang. He took
what he considered the choicest and
most expert of them and sent the rest
away with a warning that it would be
safest to keep quiet. Sheriffs and posses
of deputy sheriffs were red-hot after
the gang and the new recruits' were
given ample oportunity to prove their
fitness for membership In the organiza
tion. The loss of some of his most dar
ing comrades seemed to give McCarthy
the Idea of establishing a safe retreat
where he might take "cover with his
men when sore pressed.. " ' ' i '
The result of this Idea is a rock
bound fortress as Immovable as the
mountains themselves and as Impreg
nable as Gibraltar. Miners and mechan
ics were picked up here and there over
the country, "blindfolded and taken to
the place in the mountains where the
cave was to be made. . They blasted out
passages and secret passages to no end
and fitted up a central chamber In the
heart of a mighty rock In a style it is
said that would win the admiration Of
a king4. An - electric dynamo -"-was
broughj in on horseback and the parts
assembled and the machine- installed,
With the, result that .this rock fortress
is lighted as brilliantly as a metropoli
tan ball-room. But this is not .the prin
cipal' use-of the electric plant. As na
tions mine their harbors, so these mur
derers have protected the approaches
to their retreat by large quantities of
TOM M'CARTHY AND HIS
dynamite enough, It is said, to blow
up a whole regiment of soldiers with
out the loss of a singleborder ruffian.
' Of course, it takes money to run such
an establishment as this, but they have
no difficulty in obtaining it The men
are cattle herders and are experts in
rebranding. A gang of them will come
up with an honest ranchman's herd and
take possession of It, and the ranchman
that dares to follew It up gets death in
sure and speedy form. ,! . ; ,: -
If he has lost his herd he Is generally
not so foolish as to sacrifice his life
also. These cattle are rebranded ship
ped East, and the checks sent West to
Tom McCarthy, but always cashed by
a third party. , ; . r"- "
". No one knows Just where the cave Is,
but there are deputy sheriffs and Uni
ted States marshals who could go with
in four miles of it. Members of, thfr
McCarthy gang have been arrested at
different times and placed on trial for
murder, but are always acquitted part
ly for want of evidence, but chiefly be
cause the Jury that would find one of
them guilty would, never sit On another
murder trial. Some go so far as to say
that a member of the gang is on every
Jury that tries one of them. ' .t : :
This gang can never be broken up by
a military force, and that is not the in
tention of the bill. The purpose of the
AROUND THE WORLD
Prince Hilkoff, Russian minister of
communications, stated at the ; recent
meeting of the European railway man
agers that when the new Siberian railway
is completed it will be possible to travel
around the '. world in thirty-three days.
At present the best possible record is sixty-six
days. Prince Hilkoff arranges his
thirty-three-dny itinerary as follows: -"
'. ' ' " '" "" Days.
BrcmeiH by rail to St. Petersburg.. 1 7... 14
St. Petersburg to Vladivostock...... ..10
Vladlvostock to San Francisco., ...10
San Francisco to Chicago... 3
Chicago to Bremen 8
''! Total .83
In calculating this run Prince Hilkoff
Legislature is that this $5,000 shall be
spent In hiring men who are just as
wary as the McCarthyites to work
their way into the organization for the
purpose of betraying it When this
attempt is made there will be no end
of exciting experiences, for the band is
kept fully, posted, on every move that
is made against them.' : , . . . '
STRIKE FOR MORE PIE. .
Railroad Laborers Demand and Get
, Pastry Three Times a Day.
"It was the aueerest strike I ever
heard about," said the railroad man.
It took nlace In Michigan some years
ago. The manager of a railroad out
there had to put a lot of men at work
cteftninir uo a certain tract of timber
land. There toeing no boarding-houses
handy, it waff found necessary to feed
the members of the gang. ' ' ' '
'To do this It was. of course, neces
sary to establish a boarding-house, and
the railroad authorities had one start
ed tin at once, niacins; it in charge cf a
competent and experienced man: But
there was trouble right away. All the
men struck inside of a week, and the
manager hastened to ask if they were
dissatisfied wltif"thelr wages or their
hours. ; The answer was prompt and
explicit The. wages, and hours were
satisfactory, and so was their general
ROCK - BOUND. FORTRESS.
treatment; their trouble was in the
boarding-house, where they got pie only
once a -day. ,. They, wanted mince pie
three timesat breakfast, dinner and
supper and they proposed to have it
The manager hastened to take counsel
with the boarding-house man.
.".'Give 'em all the pie they want'
was the manager's order.; , 'If one pie
Isn't enough, give 'em another. Sweet
en it well, too. They want It and we'll
give It to them.' ' "; ! -'.--. ' ,
"This suited the boarding-house man
down to the ground. Sugar is a good
deal cheaper than meat, and mince pie
is " one of " the least " expensive foods
known to the cook. ; After that there
was no trouble whatever with that
gang of men." New York Press. '
A Trifle Too Much. Color.
On one occasion the Prince of Wales
had a hearty laugh at a Hindu school
boy In Madras. The youngster had
been drilled into the propriety of say
ing "Your toyal highness," should the
Prince speak to them, and when the
heir-apparent accosted a bright-eyed
lad and, pointing to a prismatic com
pass, asked, "What Is thisr the" young
ster, all in a flutter, replied,' "It's a
royal compass, your prismatic high
Well men forget sick men's promises.
IN THIRTY-THREE DAYS.
estimates speed on the Siberian Railway
at the very modest rate of but forty-eigljl
kilometers, or thirty miles, per hour. Fast
er communication both by sea and lane
will doubtless soon reduce the minimun
time to thirty days. ' The present round
the-world time table is as follows: '
-: : r- ,t .- Days
Chicago to Southampton.. 7
Southampton to Brlndlsl 3M
Brlndisl to Yokohama by Suez Canal. .. .42
Yokohama to San Francisco .....10
San Francisco to Chicago............... SV.
' Total ................ J. ...... ."".....68
,It might be fairly said, however,, that
one sees much more of the world in going
about it by the present route. Chicago
Inter Ocean. ' . .
A YOUNG GOULD.
An Interesting- Personality Because
- , He Controls $10,000,000. :
"" Young men who come into a fortun
of $10,000,000 on their 21st birthday
are rare enough to be interesting. Their
characters and opinions even are impor
tant for the reason that $10,000,000 car-
FBANK JAJT OOCXD.
ries with it a weight of power,. which
may be used for good or for evil, not
only to the possessor of the money, but
also to the community at large. The
indications are that Frank Gould, to
whom attainment of majority has just
brought a fortune of ten millions, will
put his money to good use. There is no
probability that any of it will be squan
dered, for Frank Gould inherits his
father's strong common sense and quiet
tastes., He has no bad habits, nor even
expensive ones. , He is much more In
terested in the great activities in which
his money is invested than in any of the
time-killing frivolities of the "Four
Hundred" and the average New York
City young man who is rich enough to
be independent of work. Frank Gould
is not Independent of work.' He Is am
bitious to follow in the footsteps of his
father, the late Jay Gould, and become
a power In the -world of finance. He
has been an employe of the Missouri
Pacific Railway, and by close study has
mastered all of the details in the opera
tion of this great railroad system. It
Is his intention to apply himself to the
practical workings of the other great
properties controlled by Gould millions,
and thus be a complete master of the
position which his money and Interests
will give him. Frank Gould resembles
his sister Helen in his fine character
and gentle disposition. They both re
side In the' sister's mansion in Irving
ton, and there Is deep sympathy and
affection between tbem. ,Miss- Helen
Gould's Influence has undoubtedly been
one of the chief Instruments in making
Frank Gould the promising young man
he Is. , . - .
. Easily Managed.
Choking Is immediately - relieved If
the left araTls raised as high as possi
ble. '"'.-'., '.!;-; -.; :
Very frequently at meals and when
they are at play 'children get choked
while eating, and the customary man
ner of relieving them Is to slap them
sharply on the back. The effect of this
is to set the obstruction free, so that it
can be swallowed. The same thing can
be brought about by raising the left
hand of the child as high as-possible,
and the relief comes much more rapid
ly. In happenings of this kind there
should be no alarm, for If the child sees
that older persons or parents get ,ex
clted they are very liable to get so also.
The best thing is to tell the child to
raise its left arm, and immediately the
difficulty passes down. ....
, Tank Steamers. ."':.
uThough.the first tank steamer was
built only thirteen years ago) there are
now 180 tank vessels in existence, near
ly all steamers, with a register of 401,
024 tons. , . ' ,
The neighbors never seem to have
any consideration for other people.
If a little boy ever gets a big horse
started, be can't stop him. .
MERITED THE LAETARE MEDAL.
quise, Receives a Hiarh DistikrctonjA
Mary Gwendolin Caldwell, 'feow tn
Marquise of Merinv.lUei jvyjisecently
given the Laetare medal by; Notre
Dame University an .tionor. sthat. . -in
yearly conferred upon somft'iAlerican
lay person In . recognition of distin
guished services rendered for religion,
education or morals.' , - " ;
Mme. Caldwell Is the chief founder -of
the CatholiO' University of America -at
Washington, and lias given" many 'Other
evidences of her philanthropy' ?6he
founded the divinity school of that uni
versity with a gift of $300,000;ftnd he?
sister. Miss LIna, now Baroness ;JZed
witz, added $50,000 to erect a chapel.
She Is the third woman to reeelve the
Laetare medal since the custom of pre
senting it was instituted ln l883i Com-
MART GWENDOLIN CALDWELL. 'it
lng of a-family of great wealth; and
high social position, Mme. Caldwell
has been prominent in the soclety -of
Washington, Newport and other cities,
and. on her visits to Paris she has been
well received. Her father was William
Shakspeare Caldwell, of Virginia,' and
her mother was a sister of John 0.
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, formerly
Vice President of the United States.
While traveling in Europe in 188l
Mme. Caldwell became interested : in
university work, and on her return to
America offered the council of Balti
more $300,000 to start the proposed
Catholic tinlversity. She has since glv
en liberally to the Institution, her latest
gift, made by herself and sister, being
$10,000 to found a fellowship In honor
of their parents: ' - , ;
-At one time Mme. Caldwell was
about being married while in Paris to
Prince Joachim Murat Napoleon, a de
scendant of the great Bonaparte, but
they could not agree on financial terms.
Some time later she married Marquis
de Merinville. . ' . '
A NURSEMAID'S CYCLE.
Brooklyn's Man's Invention Proves a
Boon to Babies. .
. ' , -, . - ...
tV A nursemaid's cycle is the latest In
vention In tha. wheel line. Verv nnnrn-
priately, the inventor of this boon to
maids and babies is a Brooklyn man.
A. C. Kuster Is his name. - . '
Jt is a tricycle, the two front wheels
of which i are quite close together.
Above thesels a passenger seat resem
bling a small reclining chair. For use
in carrying an Infant out to air the
passenger seat is provided with a hing-
' CYCLE FOB THE NURSEMAID. 'v.i
ed bottom, making the bottom part ad-,
jus table at a level with the seat in-'Or-der
to form a bed for the infant while
sleeping. A. foot, rest at the bottom
nerves as the foot of the' bed.
The front wheels are pivotal In' sep
arate forks and hold the machine up
right under all , ordinary.', conditions,
thus preserving the passenger from, ac
cidents from tipping over.:-The other
parts of the machine, frame,, jjrear
wheel, pedals, saddle, etc., are the same
as in the ordinary bicycle. ; ,
The steering is done with the ! front
wheels. Stability Is maintained ty the
support of the machine being 'constant
ly upon three fixed points, by mount
ing the front wheels In separate,, piv
oted frames and connecting them with
the handlebar so as to turn them , sim
ultaneously. ' '' vrr . :V ."
: : American Poultry Condemned.
Nine tons of poultry; consisting) of
2,169 geese,' turkeys, chickens. - and
ducks, from Boston, ".were. landed re
cently at" a' London dock, where It was
found that they had decayed on "the
Voyage". They could not be condemned,
however, till they had been loaded on
wagons and "carted to a police' court
where a police magistrate Came out
listened to the Inspector's story, satis-,
tied himself by his own senses that the
fowls were unsound and ordered them
to be destroyed. - A police magistrate
is apparently the only English official
Who can condemn bad meat and this
he' can do only after listening to a com
plaint and examining the corpus delicti
personally in his own courtroom.
The man who wants to see his name
In print should notify the directory
publishers. ' ... , V :': ." "
Statistics enable a man to prove any.
thing except the truth of the figures.