The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, March 09, 1905, Image 8

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The Simple Life
Translated From tk Frcncfc by Nary Louis Hende
Conrrigbt. 1901. by McQurt, Phillip & Co.
How much is ICgolrig to" bring me? "the Khlnlnt?" mnrk," "the key that
This question, so legitimate while It (pens all doors," "king money" -if
concerns those precautions which each )ne gathered up all tho snyliiRS about
ought to take to assure his subsist- the glory and power of gold he could
ence by his labor, becomes pernicious make a litany longer than that which
BS soon as It passes its limits and la rhnnHxl In honor of the Vlrsrln. Yon
dominates tho whole life. This is so
true that it vitiates even the toll which
gains our daily bread. I furnish paid
labor; nothing could be better. But if
to Inspire me in this labor I have only
the desire to get the pay nothing could
be worse. A man whose only motive
for action Is his wages does a bad
piece of work. AVhut Interests him Is
not the doing, It's the gold. If be can
retrench In pains without lessening bis
gains, be assured that be will tlo It.
Plowman, mason, factory laborer, he
who loves not bis work puts Into It
neither Interest nor dignity Is, In
short, a bad workman. It Is not well
to confide one's life to a doctor who Is
Wholly engrossed In his fees, for the
spring of his action is the desire to
garnish his purse with the contents of
yours. If it is for his Interest that
you should suffer longer, he Is capable
of fostering your malady instead of
fortifying your strength. The instruct
or of children who cares for his work
only so far as It brings him profit Is a
sad teacher, for his pay Is Indifferent
and bis teaching more Indifferent still.
! Of what value Is the mercenary Jour
i nallst? The day you write for the dol
lar, your prose Is not worth the dol-
lar you write for. The more elevated
! In kind is the object of human labor,
the more the mercenary spirit, If It be
present, makes this labor void and
corrupts It.
There are a thousand reasons to say
that all toll merits Its wage, that ev
ery mau who devotes his energies to
providing for his life should have bis
place In the snn and that ha who does
nothing useful does not gain his live
lihood, In short Is only a parasite.
Hut there is no greater social error
than to make gain the sole motive of
action. The best we put Into our work
be that work done by strength of
muscle, warmth of heart or concen
tration of mind is precisely that for
which no one can pay us, Nothing bet
ter proves that man is not a machlno
thnn this fact: Two men at work with
the same forces and the same move
ments produce totally different results.
Where lies the cause of this phenom
enon? In the divergence of their In
tentions. One has the mercenary spir
it, the other has singleness of pur
pose. Both receive their pay, but the
labor of the one Is barren; the other
has put his soul Into his work. The
work of the first is like a grain of
sand, out of which nothing comes
through all eternity; the other's work
Is llko the living seed thrown Into the
ground. It germinates and brings forth
burvests. This Is the secret which ex
plains why so many people have failed
while employing the very processes by
which others succeed. Automatons do
i not reproduce their kind, and merce
nary labor yields no fruit
Unquestionably we must bow before
economic facts and recognize the diffi
culties of living. From day to day It
becomes more imperative to combine
well one's forces in order to succeed
In feeding, clothing, housing and bring
ing up a family. He who does not
rightly take account of these crying
necessities, who makes no calculation
no provision for the future, Is but
visionary or an Incompetent and runs
the risk of sooner or later asking alms
from those at whose parsimony be baa
sneered, , And yet what would become
of us if these cares absorbed us en-
tlrely if, mere accountants, we should
wish to measure our effort by the mon
cy It brings, do nothing that does not
end In a receipt and consider as things
worthless or pains loBt whatever can
not be drawn up in figures on the
pages of a ledger? Did our mothers
look for pay in loving us and caring
for us? What would become of filial
piety If we asked It for loving and
caring for our aged parents?
What does it cost you to speak tho
truth? Misunderstandings, sometimes
sufferings and persecutions. To de
fend your country? Weariness, wounds
(and often death. To do good? An
noyance, Ingratitude, even resentment
Self sacrifice enters Into all the essen
tial actions of humanity. I defy the
closest calculators to maintain their
position In the world without ever
appealing to aught but their calcula
tions. True, those who know how to
make their "pile" are rated as men of
ability. But look a little closer, now
much of It do they owe to the unself
ishness of the simple hearted? Would
they have succeeded had they met only
shrewd men of their own sort, having
for device, "No money, no service?"
Let us be outspoken. It is due to cer
tain people who do not count too rigor
ously that the world gets on. The
most beautiful acls of service and the
hardest tasks have generally little re
muneration or none. Fortunately there
! are always men ready for uuselflsh
! deeds, and even for those paid only in
1 suffering, though they cost gold, peace
and even life. The part these meu
play is often painful and discouraging,
Who of us has not heard recitals of
experiences wherein the narrator re
gretted some past kindness he bad
done, some trouble he bad taken, to
have nothing but vexation In return?
These confidences generally eud thus:
"It was folly to do the thing!" Some
times it is right so to Judge, for it is
always a mistake to cast pearls before
swine. But how many lives Oiere are
whose sole acts of real beauty are
these very ones of which the doers
repent because of men's ingratitude!
!Our wish for humanity is that the
number of these foolish deeds may
- go on Increasing.
6 And now I arrive at the credo of the
, mercenary spirit It la characterised
' by brevity. For the mercenary man
j the law and the prophets are contain
ed in this one axiom: "With money yon
' can get anything." From a surface
LI ZL" . . . l'rouP "J wb'H'pii'g coughs. For sale
must be without a penny, if only for
l day or two, and try to live In this
world of ours, to have any Idea of tho
Deeds of him whose purse is empty.
I Invite those who love contrasts n:vl
unforeseen situations to attempt to live
without money thro days and f :i r
from their friends and acquaintances -In
short far from the society in which
Ihey are somebody. They will gain
more experience in forty-eight hours
than In a year otherwise. Alas for
lome people! They have this experi
ence thniBt upon them, and when verl
tublo ruin descends around their beads
It Is useless to remain in their own
country, among tho companions of
their youth, their former colleagues,
even those indebted to them. 1'eople
affect to know them no longer. With
what bitterness do they comment on
the creed of money! With gold one
may have what he will; without it, im
possible to have anything. They be
come pariahs, lepers, whom every one
shuns. Flies swarm round cadavers,
men round gold. Take away the gold,
nobody Is there. Oh, It has caused
tears to flow, this creed of gain bitter
tears, tears of blood, even from those
very eyes which once adored the gold
en calf I '
And, Willi It all, this creed Is false,
quite false. I shall not advunce to the
attack with hackneyed tales of the
rich man astray in a desert who can
not get even a drop of water for his
gold, or the decrepit millionaire who
would give half be bus to buy from a
stalwart fellow without a cent his
twenty years and his lusty health; no
more shall I attempt to prove that one
cannot buy happiness. So many peo
ple who have money and so many more
who have not would smile at this truth
as the hanlt'Ht rldrilm of saws. But I
(hall appeal to the common experience
of each of you, to make you put your
finger on the clumsy lie hidden beneath
an axiom that all the world goes about
Fill your purso to the best of your
means and let us set out for one of tho
watering places of which there are so
many I mean some tlttlo town for
merly unknown and full of simple folk,
rospectf ul and hospitable, among whom
it was good to be, and coHt little. Fauie
with her hundred trumpets has an
nounced them to the world and shown
them how they can profit from their
situation, their climate, their person
ality. You start out on the faith of
Diimo Rumor, flattering yourself that
with your money you are going to find
a quiet place to rest and, far from the
world of civilization and convention,
weave a bit of poetry into the warp of
your days.
The beginning is good. Nature's set
ting and some patriarchal costumes,
Blow to disappear, delight you. But
as time passes the impression is spoil
ed. The reverso side of things begins
to show. This which you thought was
as true antique as family heirlooms is
naught but trickery to mystify the
credulous. Everything is lubeled; all
Is for sale, from the earth to the In
habitants. These primitives have be
come the most consummate of sharp
ers. Given your money, they have re
solved the problem of getting It with
the least expense to themselves. On
all sides are nets and traps, like spider
webs, and the fly that this gentry lies
snugly in wait for is you. This is
what twenty or thirty years of venali
ty has done for a population once sim
ple and honest W'hose contact was
grateful Indeed to men worn by city
life. Homemade bread has disappear
ed, butter comes from the dealer, they
know to an art how to skim milk and
adulterate wine; they have all the vices
of dwellers in cities without their vir
tues. As you leave you count your money.
So much Is wanting that you make
complaint You are wrong. One never
pays too dear for the conviction that
there are things which money will not
You have need in your house of an
Intelligent and competent servant At
tempt to find this rura avis. According
to the principle that with money one
may get anything, you ought, as the
position you offer is Inferior, ordinary.
good or exceptional, to find servants
unskilled, average, excellent, superior.
But all those who present themselves
for the vacant post are listed in the
last category and are fortified with
certificates to support their preten
sions. It is true that nine times out of
ten when put to the test these experts
are found totally wanting. Then why
did they mgago themselves with you?
They ought In truth to reply as does
the cook In the comedy, who Is dearly
paid and proves to know nothing:
Why did you hire out n a cordon bleu 7
It was to got bigger commlulunti.
That Is the great affair. Yon will
always find people who like to get big
wages. More rarely you find capabil
ity. And If you are looking for pro
bity the difficulty iucrenses. Mercena
ries may be had for the asking; faith
fulness Is another tiling. Far be it from
me to deny the existence of faithful
servauts, at once intelligent and up
right But you will encounter us
many, If not more, among the 111 paid
as among those most highly salaried.
And it little matters where you find
them, you may be sure that they are
not faithful In their owu Interest; they
are faithful because they have some
what of that simplicity which renders
us capable of self abnegation.
I To be t-olitlmu'd.l
A Safe Cough Medicine Tor Children
In buying n cough medicine for child
ren never lie afraid In buy t'oamlierlaii V
Cough lieineity. There is no danger
from it uuil relief is always sure to fol
low. It is especially vitltmtile for eoltls.
A Watts
W Marble
; Works
Declaration Uiv it coming and you
will want to luive'your lot IIximI up be
fore that time. We have a large stock
on band mid are prepared to fill orders
promptly and give Kitisfuction. Work
done ginid and at t he lowest prices. A
pot:il (vi rd wnt to us will bring you
the sanipli-H Try It.
The Dalles, ('re.
lias opened a
General Store
find will keep on hand afirst
clnss stock of
Groceries, Flour and Feed
The public is invited to call
and inspect tin; stock. A
square deal for all.
I intend-to retire from business, and wish to
close out my stock of
General Merchandise
as soon as possible, for Cash. I will buy no
more goods, and wish to collect all accounts
due as soon as possible.
We liHve fifi,WrN Yellow New ton Pippin and
HiiitzenhtTtf Appl 'I "Pen, jtlno general va
riety oi Hull I rt'i'H for Hale for the comfii)?
hurhoii, tiiid we are going to Mil them at
reriHonnliie pi ices.
Our 'J itix-h Ht e brut clusa and True to Name,
(irnf unl on u -hole motn, with scion care
Hilly nelecifti mmi fcnmti of the beat bear
ing ureiianlK in Hood JUver Valley,
he U' J for price to
Milwaukee, Oregon
r. E. fTUANd
E. R. Bradley
Wo art: here to ilu your work today
tomorrow and ovory other day, and
our money (what little we luive)
Is Himt in Hood Hiver. We want
your work and can do it neally and
C. T. RAW80N.
Stock Grown on Full Roots.
We desire to let our friends and patrons know
that for the fall planting we will have and can sup
ply in any number
Cherry, Pear,Apricot,Peach& Plum Trees,
Shade and Ornamental Trees.
Also, all the standard varieties of apple trees. Can
supply the trade with plenty of Newtown, Spitzen
berg and Jonathan apple trees.
RAWSON & STANTON, Hcod River, Or.
Khtahlihhkd 1900.
Residents of Wanco Co. for 23 Years
Transact a General Banking Business.
' Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
InMie American Bankers Association Money Orders piiynble any pluce in the
United States. We have for side the Lewis and Clark gold dollars. An excel
lent remembrance for your eastern friends.
For All Kinds of
Grubbing Supplies, Wood
Choppers and Lowers Tools
A full line of stock always nn hiind.
Dons your horse interfere? Bring him in. No cure no pay
Spraying Material
Bring us your Prescriptions.
' ' i Brosius Block.
Established in 1866. Open all the year. Private or
class instruction. Thotisands of graduates in posi
tions; opportunities constantly occurring. It pays to
attend our school. Catalogue, specimens, etc., free.
A. P. Armstrong, LL.B., Principal
Cottage jarket,
Fresh and Cured Meats,
A 1-1' 1,1. LINK OF
Flour and Feed.
Fkioio Delivery.
5ome Bargains.
!!.'!. li ncrt'H '.. mile out: hi-rrii'K un.l
.HVluud. A licuiitit'ui location. Will be
sol I 111 11 luil'Utilll.
ti'J. !(." iicir ()iic-li!ilf milt from Mt.
1 loud 1'. O. II hitch in clover, 4 In hay
I A in stnuvlM'rries, 1 slmrc wutcr, L
lioiiscK, nil fur $11011.
HI. ('.' hitch ft miles onl , lii ncrcs In
orchard, 111 full hcnriiiK. First-clans illi
r(ivciiiciits. A Ix antil'ul lioiuc.
"S. Ml nerve, " acres 7- 'cur-old apple
trees, luilnncc ill clover unci general
farming. New I-moiu house.
-. lo acres ill the most heaiitiful por
tion of llie valley. 4 ccivs ill orchard
one old, ;', acres in herriew, 4 acres
ill nlt'.'ilta, halaliee fartniuit.
(SI. li) aens I miles out; splendid
soil; 1 acre rpples, lusl varieties; one
year planted. acres In slrawlierries,
'I acres in '"'aloes, ."t mitcs in clover.
Wl, Vl acres L' miles out. LD acres ill
bci ih s years old; ill acres in clover; 'i
acres i-.i appii s, .'I aiul " j ears old. New
towns and Spiizciilicre;,-'.' (jood houses,
windmill, packiuir house, eic; L'L' inch
es free M.iler. $'''nl per acre.
111. Two liiil-acie I'ai ts alumt nine
miles "li; ; one on ea-t side, ol her west
side, t'hoice for $ 1 100.
I SS. Ill acres (i miles oil! ; raw land.
Price, idil.
A iiuiiiNt of ., ID, Lt) aud 411 acre
Iraels of unimproved land tlmi will
lieal' investigation Also a linnilier of
lurce tracts front Kin l,i ;!J0 acres in Ore
gon and Washington
Some few residences and lots in every
portion of the citv.
Real Estate Agents
Hood River, Oregon.
Livery, Feed and. Draying.
o 1x1 AN Axi AN S & BAGLEY.
Homes bought, wild or exchanged.
Pleasure parties can secure first-class rlgi. Spe
cial attention given to moving Furniture
and Pianos.
We do everything horses can do.
0. L. GILBERT, Proprietor.
C. F. GILBERT, Manager.
Mt. Hood Hotel
Headquarters for Tourists & Commercial Travelers
Regular Rates, $1.25 to $2.50 par day.
Sbecial Rates by Week or Month.
Stages leave daily for Cloud Cap Inn during July, August and September.
Groceries, Flour and Feed,
Notions, Glassware, Crockery, etc.
and Building Material
ji'imnmtwri. Call and look throurh the Stock.
Glad to show vou around.
Undertaker and Embalmer
Staple and
Fancy Groceries
Majestic & Mesaba Ranges
and Stiletto Cutlery.
P. F. FOUTS, Prop.
RATES, $2.00 to $2 50 PER DAY.
Steam heat." Large pieasant rooms. Everything new.
Sample room for commercial t ra velers. '
xii-txxjua iiKuii., jrropriexors.
Fresh & Cured Meats
Full line of Gloves and Mittens, LW to fl.ol).
First Grade vales Goodyear Snow Excluders
Men's 1 and 3-buckle $1.50 to $1.75
Ladies' 3-buckle $ 1.7c
Misses' and Children's l-l.nekle G()e to 755
ILe First National Bank
THERE ARE MANY who are under the erroneous im
pression that they never control money enough to
start a bank account. In this they are mistaken.- We
solicit small aceouuts as wi ll as large. Ve handle both
witn our oest care ana oner vou our services.
Draftsand BanK MoncyOrdcrs Sold on All Parts of the World.
uioro ieuu iu uie vi war, j hy wiUlaiUB 1'hlirillttCy