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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (April 27, 1905)
Fh The Simple Life
I 9 1 By CHARLES
Let us draw from this principle tome
From the very fact that the child In
the future be must be linked to the
past by piety. We, owe It to him to
clothe tradition In the forms most prac
tical and most fit to create a deep im
pression; whence the exceptional place
that should be given In edncatlon to the
ancients, to the cult of remembrance
of the past and by extension to the
history of the domestic rooftree. Above
all do we fulfill a duty toward our chil
dren when we (five the place of honor
to the grandparents. Nothing speaks
. to a child with so much force or so
well develops his modesty as to see his
father and mother on all occasions pre
serve toward an old grandfather, often
Infirm, an attitude of respect. It Is a
perpetual object lesson that Is Irresist
ible. That It may have It full force
It Is necessary for a tacit understanding
to obtain among all the grownup mem
bers of the family. To the child's eyes
they must all be In league, held to mu
tual respect and understanding, under
penalty of compromising their educa
tional authority, and In their number
must be oounted the servants. Serv
ants are big people, and the same sen
timent of respect Is injured In the
child's disregard of them as In his dis
regard of his father or grandfather.
The moment he addresses an Impolite
or arrogant word to a person older than
himself be strays from the path that
a child ought never to quit, and If only
occasionally the parents neglect to
point this out they will soon perceive
by hlf conduct toward themselves that
the enemy has found entrance to his
We mistake If we think that a child
Is naturally alien to respect, basing this
opinion on the very numerous examples
of Irreverence which he offers ns. Re
spect Is for the child a fundamental
need. Ills moral being feeds on It. The
child aspires confusedly to revere and
admire something, but when advan
tage is not tuken of this aspiration It
gts corrupted or lost. By our lack of
cohesion and mutual deference we, the
grownups, discredit dally In the child's
eyes our own cause and that of every
thing worthy of respect We Inoculate
In him a bad spirit whose effects then
turn against us.
This pitiful truth nowhere appears
with more force than In the relations
between masters and servants as we
have made them. Our social errors,
our wont of simplicity and kindness,
all fall back upon the heads of our chil
dren. There are certainly few people
of the middle classes who understand
that It Is better to part with many
tliousnnds of dollars than to lead their
children to lose respect for servants,
who represent In our households the
humble, yet nothing Is truer. Main
tain as strictly as you will conventions
and dlHtanccs, that demarcation of so
cial frontiers which permits each one
to remain In his place and to observe
the law of differences that Is a good
thing, I am persuaded but on condi
tion of never forgotting that those who
serve us are men and women like our
selves. You require of your domestics
certain formulas of speech and certain
attitudes, outward evidence of the re
spect they owe you. Do you also teach
your children and use yourselves man
ners toward your servants which show
them that you respect their dignity as
individuals as you desire them to re
spect you? Here we have continually
In our homes an excellent ground for
experiment In the practice of that mu
tual respect which Is one of the essen
tial conditions of social sanity. I fear
we profit by It too little. We do not
fall to exact respect, but we fall to give
It. Bo It Is most frequently the case
that we get only hypocrisy and this
supplementary result, all unexpected
the cultivation of pride In our children.
These two factors combined heap up
great difficulties for that future which
we ought to be safeguarding. I am
right, then, In saying that the day when
by your own practices you have
brought about the lessening of respect
In your children you have suffered a
Why ehould I not say It? It seems to
me that the greater part of us labor
for tills loss. On all sides, In almost
every social rank, I notice that a pretty
bad spirit Is fostered In children, spir
it of reciprocal contempt Here those
who have calloused bands and working
clothes are disdained; there It Is all
who do not wear blue Jeans. Children
educated In this spirit make sad follow
citizens. There Is In all this the want
of that simplicity which makes it pos
sible for men of good" 'intentions, of
however diverse social standing, to col
laborate without any friction arising
from the conventional distance that
If the spirit of caste causes the loss
of respect, partisanship, of whatever
sort, Is quite as productive of it. In
certain quarters children are brought
tip In such fashion that they respect
but one country their own; one sys
tem of government that of their par
ents and masters; one religion that
which they have been taught. Does
any one suppose that in this way men
can be shaped who shall respect coun
try, religion and law? Is this a proper
respect this respect which does not
extend beyond what touches and be
longs to ourselves? Strange blindness
of cliques and coteries, which arro
gate to themselves with so much in
genuous complacence the title of
schools of respect and which, out
side themselves, respect nothing. In
reality they teach, "Country, religion,
law we are all these!" Such teaching
fosters fanaticism, and if fanaticism la
not the sole antisocial ferment it is sure
ly one of the worst and most energetic.
If simplicity of heart Is an essentia!
condition of respect simplicity of life
Is Its best school. Whatever be the
state of your fortune, avoid everything
which could make your children think
themselves more or better than others.
Though your wealth would permit you
to dress them richly, remember the evil
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you might do in exciting their vanity.
Preserve them from the evil of be
lieving that to be elegantly dressed
suffices for distinction, and, above all,
do not carelessly increase by their
clothes and their habits of life the
distance which already separates them
from other children. Dress them sim
ply. And If, on the contrary, it slio.l 1
be necessary for you to economize to
give your children the pleasure of !lne
clothes, I would thut I might depose
you to reserve your spirit of sacrifice
for a better cause. You risk seeing It
Illy recompensed. You dissipate your
money when It would much better
avail to save It for iterlous needs, and
you prepare for yourself, later on, a
harvest of Ingratitude. How danger
ous It Is to accustom your sons and
daughters to a style of living beyond
your means and theirs! In the first
place, It Is very bad for your purse. In
the second place. It develops a con
temptuous spirit In the very bosom of
the family. If you dress yffir children
like little lords and give them to under
stand that they are superior to you,
Is It astonishing If they end by dis
daining you? You will have nourished
at your table the declassed a product
which costs dear and is worthless.
Any fashion of instructing children
whose most evident result is to lead
them to despise their parents and the
customs and activities among which
they have grown up Is a calamity. It
Is effective for nothing but to produce
a legion of malcontents, with hearts
totally estranged from their origin,
their race, their natural Interests ev
erything, in short, that makes the fun
damental fabric of a man. Once de
tached from the vigorous stock which
produced them,tbewl'dof their restless
ambition drives them over the earth
like dead leaves that will In the end be
heaped up to ferment and rot together.
Nature does not proceed by leaps and
bounds, but by an evolution slow and
certain. In preparing a career for our
children let us Imitate her. Let us not
confound progress and advancement
with those violent exercises called
somersaults; let us not so bring up
our children that they will come to
despise work and the aspirations and
simple spirit of their fathers; let us not
expose them to the temptation of being
ashamed of our poverty If they them
selves come to fortune. A society is
indeed diseased when the sons of peas
ants begin to feel disgust for the fields,
whun the sons of sailors desert the sea,
when the daughters of worklngmen, in
the hope of being taken for heiresses,
prefer to walk the streets alone rather
than beside their honest parents. A so
ciety Is healthy, on the contrary, when
each of Its members applies himself to
doing very nearly what his parents
have done before him, but doing It
better, and, looking to future elevation,
Is content first to fulfill conscientious
ly more modest duties.
Education should make Independent
men. If you wish to train your chil
dren for liberty, bring them up simply
and do not for a moment foar that in
so doing you are putting obstacles In
the way of their hopplness. It will be
quite the contrary. The more costly toys
a child has, the more feasts and curious
entertainments, the less Is he amused.
In this there Is a sure sign. Let us
be temperate In our methods of euter
talnlng youth, and especially let us not
thoughtlessly create for them artlflclnl
needs. Food, dress, nursery, aniiiso
nionts let all these be as natural and
simple as possible. With the Idea of
making life pleasant for their children
some parents bring them up In habits
of gormandizing and Idleness, accus
tom them to sensations not meant for
their age, multiply their parties and
entertainments. Sorry gifts these! In
place of a free man you ore making a
slave. Oorged with luxury, he tires of
it In time, and yet when for oue rea
son or another his pleasures fall lilm
he will be miserable, and you with
him, and, what Is worse, perhaps In
some capital encounter of life you will
be ready you and be together to sac
rifice manly dignity, truth and duty
from sheer sloth.
Let us bring up our children simply
I had almost said rudely. Let us en
tice them to exercise that gives then)
endurance, even to privations. Let
them belong to those who are better
trained to fatigue and the earth for a
bed than to the comforts of the table
and couches of luxury. So we shall
make men of them, Independent ami
stanch, who may be counted on, who
will not sell themselves for pottne
and who will have withal the faculty
of being happy.
A too' easy life brings with It a sort
f lassitude In vital energy. One lie
tomes blase, disillusioned, an old young
man, past being diverted. How ninny
roung people are In this state! I'pon
!heiu have been deposited, like a sort
jf mold, the truces of our decrepitude.
ur skepticism, our vices anil the bud
liablts they have contracted In our
ximpany. What reflections upon our
iclves these youths weary of life force
.is to make! What announcements are
raven on their brows!
These shadows ssy to us by contrast
that happiness lies In a life true, ac
tive, spontaneous, ungnlled by the yoke
of the passions, of unnatural needs, of
unhealthy stimulus, keeping Intact the
physical faculty of enjojfhg the light
of day and the air we breathe and in
the heart the capacity to thrill with
the love of all that Is generous, simple
The artificial life engenders artificial
thought and a speech little sure of it
elf. Normal habits, deep Impressions,
the ordinary contact with reality, bring
frankness with them. Falsehood Is the
vice of a slave, the refuge of the cow
ardly and weak. He who is free iiud
strong Is unflinching In speech. We
should encourage In our children the
hardihood to speak frankly. What do
we ordinarily do? We trample on !
natural disposition, level It down to
the uniformity which for the crowd Is I
lynonymous with good form. To think
with oof's own, mind, feel with one's
own heart, express one's own person
alityhow unconventional, how rustic!
Oh, the atrocity of an education which
consists In the perpetual muzzling of
the only thing that gives any of us bis
reason for being! Of how many soul
murders do we become guilty! Some
are struck down with bludgeons, others
gently smothered with pillows! Every
thing conspires against Independence of
character. When we are little, people
wish us to be dolls or graven Images;
when we grow up they approve of us
on condition that we are like all the
rest of the world automatons; when
you have seen one of them you've seen
them all. So the lack of originality
and Initiative In upon us, and platitude
and monotony are the distinctions of
today. Truth can free us from this
bondage. Let our children be taught
to be themselves, to ring clear, with
out crack or muffle. Make loyalty a
need to them, and In their gravest fail
ures, if only tliey acknowledge them,
account It for merit that they have not
covered their sin.
To frankness let us add ingenuous
ness In our solicitude as educators. Let
us have for this comrade of childhood
a trifle uncivilized, It Is true, but so
gracious and friendly all possible re
gard. We must not frighten It awny.
When It lias once fled it so rarely
comes back! Ingenuousness Is not sim
ply the sister of truth, the guardian of
the Individual qualities of each of us;
It is besides a great Informing and edu
cating force. I see nniong us too many
practical people, bo called, who go
about armed with terrifying spectacles
and huge shears to ferret out nuive
things and clip their wings. They up
root Ingenuousness from life, from
thought, from education, and pursue It
even to the region of dreams. Under
pretext of making men of their chil
dren they prevent their being children
at all; ns If before the ripe fruit of au
tumn, flowers did not have to be, and
perfumes, and songs of liirdH, and all
the fairy springtime.
I ask Indulgence for everything naive
mid simple not alone for the Innocent
conceits Hint Mutter round the curly
heads of diililren, but also for the leg
end, the folk song, the tales of the
world of marvel and mystery. The
sense of th marvelous Is In the child
the fiiMt f inn of that sense of the in
finite w : 1 1 1 . 1 1 which a man Is like a
bird (leprhcd of wings. Let us not
wean tic ch'ld from it, but let us guard
In hl':i (ho faculty of rising above
what 1 1 e.'irlhy, so that he may appre
ciate later on those pure and moving
symbols of vanished ages wherein lin
mnnti'ul'i hrs found forinsof expression
that n:r niiil Ionic will never replace.
('liiuiilii'ilitJ.N Itemed)' Most Popular.
"Mo' 'o r- Imy ii for croupy children,
ruilro i'l nii'ti lniy it for severe coughs
mid eliholy people buy for la grippe,"
say Moore I'ros., of Kldon lowu. "We
sell more of ClimiilnTliiin'H (lough
Remedy limn any oilier kinds. It
seems lo have taken the lead over
several other good brands." There is
no question but what this medicine
is Hie best that can be secured foicoughs
unit colds whether it be a child or an
adult that is alllieled. It always cures
slid cure quickly. Sold by Williams
Declaration Day is coining nnil you
will want to have your lot llxed up be
fore that time. We have ti large slock
on band and are prepared to lill orders
promptly and give Miiisl'action. Work
done good and at (he lowest prices, A
postal curd sent lo ns ill In ing you
Hie samples. Try it.
WATTS MAKBLE WORKS,
The Dalles, ( 're.
We hvt ,M',uh Yt-Muw Ni'wtuti Pippin and
HuHrenhorK Ai-plt; I hth, nlwo a Kenoral ?a
rfoty ni Fiuil I ii't'N iur nale for Uit- Oomln
KCKMin, u ml wt are going to nail Uh'hi at
reftsmmlily pi hth.
Our Tiei'! nrr lirni i'Irks and True to Name,
(imf e-1 en l.nlo rtmt-s with tu'loiii care
luily M-lt't ti'it linin sunn1 t.i (he Wat bear
ing dic' Ant In Hood lUvtir alley,
Bcmi lor I'lUra lo
N. B. HARVRV,
Our li4 contains about -40 different
tracts of fruit ami general farm lands in
Mosier; about Ti(K) acres in I'mlerwood.
divided into tracts of from -PI to :VM
acres each; also about lS'i different
tracts of hirm properly in Hood liiver
valley, and some verj desirable resi
dences in Hood Kiverand Mosie.r
:;. I i acres 1 a mile out; berries and
oiehahl. A beautiful location. Will be
sold at a bargain.
t'2. o"i acres one-half mile from Mt.
Hood p. (I, it acres in clover, ( in bay
11 in strawben ics, 1 share water, L'
houses, all for $1 (00
L'l 4:! acres o miles mil , lli acres in
orchard, Id lull hearing, rtrst-class im
provements. A beautiful home.
L'S. Ml acres, 5 acres 7-year-old apple
trees, balance in clover and general
farming. New 4 room house.
4o acres in the most beautiful por
tion of Hie allev. 4 acres in orchard
one ve.ir old, HI acres in licrrios, 4 acres
in alfalfa, balance genera! (arming.
tit. Ill liens 4 miles nut; splendid
soil; 1 acre apples, best varieties; one
year planted. 11 aeics in strawberries,
2 acres in potatoes, acres in clover.
114. Two lliO ucre tracts about nine
miles out ; one on east side, ot licr west
side. Choice for $1 100.
A number of ft, 10, LV and 40 acre
tracts of unimproved land that will
Ivear investigation Also a number of
large tracts from pit) lol'c'O acres in Ore
gon ami Washington
Some few resiliences and lots in cverv
portion of the eilv.
W.J. BAKER & CO..
Real Estate Agents
Hood River, Oregon.
Have you tried a sack of "Cu
pid" yet? Do not use inferior
stuff any long'er, but try either
"Cupid" or "Hood River" and
be covinced there is nothing'
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
C. T. KAWSON.
HOOD RIVER NURSERY.
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
GRAPES, CURRANTS, BERRY PLANTS,
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, Hood River, Or.
JACKSON & JACKSON,
Dealer in General Merchandise
and Lumbermen's Supplies,
Railroad Ties, Cordwood,
Telephone No. JJl.
SNOW & UPSON
For All Kinds of
Grubbing Supplies, Wood
A full line of stock
Does your horse niteriere:
C. I GII.BKRT, Proprietor.
HOOD RIVRR, OREGON.
Headquarters For Tourists
Regular Ratet, $1.25 to $2.50 per day.
Sberial Hates by Week or Month.
StnRfs leave dully for Cloud Cap Inn during July, August and September.
J. B. FLETCHER & CO.
Groceries, Flour and Feed,
Notions, Glassware, Crockery, etc.
HOOD HIV ER HEIGHTS.
A COMPLETE STOCK OF
and Building Material
PAINTS AND OILS.
FURNITURE REPAIRED, ""i l
(ilatl to show
Undertaker and Embalmer
F. H. STANTON
Peach& Plum Trees,
Lumber and Cedar Posts
I100J) RIVER, OR.
always on hand.
ISnng lun: in. in cur;' no pay
STRANAHANS & BAGLEY.
Horses bought, soM or exchanged.
I'lcuHiire partU's can secure ilrHt-olass rigs. Spe
cial attention given to moving Furniture
We do everything horses can do.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
C. F. GILBERT, Manager.
& Commercial Travelers
look through the Stock.
Transact a General Banking Business.
In these days a bank account is no longer a luxury,
but a necessity. It takes but a small amount, to start it
here, and it adds to your standing with business men and
others, besides helping- the format ion of good business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
A. J. FLOOD,
GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR ALL KINDS OF
Phone 091 .
and Manufacturers of all kinds of
Highest Prices Paid
Staple and j& js?
NOLK AGENTS F ) H
Majestic & Mesaba Ranges
and Stiletto Cutlery.
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS, - - OKFGON.
P. F. F0UT3, Prop.
RATES, $2.00 to $2 53 PER DAY.
Steam heat. Large pieasnnt rooms. Fverylhiug new
Sample room for commercial travelers.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Fresh & Cured Meats
TJie First National Bank
OF HOOD RIVER
WE PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS
The habit of thrift acquired by the savin"- of monev
must prove of greater value than the money itself.
You are sure to gain by depositing, and thus saving your
money. A bank account tends to -ive von a substantial
standing in the coininunit v.
Drafts and Bank Money Orders Sold on Ail Parts of the World.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER
& LIVERY CO.
TICLET OFFICE FOR THE REGULATOR LINE OF STEAMERS.
Hauling, Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turnouts Always Ready.
Residents of Wasco Co. for 3 YiH
on short notice.
Hood River, Oregon.
for High (lra.de Fruit.
ALL KIXDS or
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