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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1905)
I THINK I have inJd enough of the
spirit and manifestations of tbe
simple life to make It evident tbut
there Is bere a whole forgotten
world of strength and beauty. He can
make conquest of It who baa sufficient
energy to detach himself from the fa
tal rubbish that trammel our days.
It will not take him long to perceive
that In renouncing some surface satis
factions and childish ambitions be In
creases his faculty of happiness and
his possibilities of right Judgment
These results concern as much the
private as the public life. It is Incon
testable that In striving against the fe
verish will to shine, In ceasing to make
the satisfaction of our desires tbe end
of our activity, In returning to modest
tastes, to the true life, we shall labor
for the unity of the family. Another
spirit will breathe in our homes, creat
ing new customs and an atmosphere
more favorable to the education of chil
dren. Little by little our boys and girls
will feel the enticement of Ideals at
once higher and more realizable, and
transformation of the borne will In
time exercise Its Influence on public
As the solidity of a wall depends
upon the grain of the stones and the
consistence of the cement which binds
them together, so also tbe energy of
public life depends upon the Individual
value of men and their power of cohe
sion. The great desideratum of our
time is the culture of the component
parts of society, of the individual man.
Everything In the present social or
ganism leads us back to this element
In neglecting It we expose ourselves
to the loss of the benefits of progress,
even to making our most persistent ef
forts turn to our own hurt If In tb
midst of means continually more and
more perfected the workman diminish
es In ValuV, of wiint nse ifre tnese fine
tools at his disposal? lly their very
excellence to niuke more evident the
faults of him wbo ones them without
discernment or without conscience.
The wheelwork of tb great modern
machine la Infinitely delicate. Care
lessness, Incompetence or corruption
may produce bere disturbances of far
greater gravity than would have
threatened the more or less rudimen
tary onanism of the society of the
past. There Is need, then, of looking to
the quality of tbe Individual called
upon to contribute In any measure to
the workings of this mechanism. This
Individual should be tt once solid and
plinlilo. Inspired with the central law
of life to be oneself and fraternal. Ev
erything within us and without us be
comes simplified and unified under the
Influence of this law, which Is the
same for everybody aud by which each
one should guide bis actions, for out
essential Interests are not opposing;
they are Identical. In cultivating the
spirit of simplicity we should arrive,
then, at giving to public life stronger
The phenomena of decomposition and
destruction that we see there may all
be attributed to the same cause lack
of solidity aud cohesion. It will never
bo possible to say how contrary to so
cial good are the trifling Interests of
casto, of coterie, of church, the bitter
strife for personal welfare, and, by a
filial consequence, bow destructive
these things are of Individual bappt
nesa. A society In which each member
is preoccupied with his own well belug
Is organized disorder. This Is all that
we learn from tbe Irreconcilable con
filets of our uncompromising egoism.
We too much resemble those people
who claim the rights of family only
to gain advantage from them, not to do
honor to the connection. Ou all rounds
of the social ladder we are forever put
ting forth claims. We all take the
ground that we are creditors; no one
recognises the fact that be Is debtor,
and our dealings with our fellows con
sist In Inviting them, In tones some
times amiable, sometimes arrogant to
discharge their Indebtedness to us. No
good thing Is attained In this spirit
For, In fact it is the spirit of privilege,
thateternal enemy of universal law, that
obstacle to brotherly understanding,
which la ever presenting Itself anew.
In a lecture delivered In 1882 M. Re
nan sold that a nation la "a spiritual
family," and he added, "The essential
of a nation Is that all the Individuals
should have many things In common,
and also that all should have forgotten
much." It la Important to know what
to forget and what to remember, not
only lu the past hut also In our dally
life. Our memories are lumbered with
the things that divide us; the things
which unite us slip away. Each of us
keeps at the most luminous point of his
souvenirs a lively sense of his second
ary quality, his port of agriculturist
day laborer, man of letters, public offl
cer, proletary, bourgeois, or political or
religious sectarian, but bis essential
quality, which is to be a son of his
country and a man, Is relegated to the
shade. Scarcely does be keep even a
theoretic notion of It. 80 that what oc
cupies us and determines our actions Is
precisely the thing thst separates us
from others, and there is hardly place
for that spirit of unity which Is as the
soul of a people. I
So, too, do we foster bad feeling In
our brothers. Men animated by a
spirit of particularism, excluslveness
and pride are continually clashing.
They cannot meet without rousing
afresh the sentiment of division and
rivalry. And so there slowly heaps
up In their remembrance stock of
reciprocal HI will, of mistrust of ran
cor. All this Is bad feeling with Its
It must be rooted out of our midst
Remember, forget! This we should
say to ourselves every morning, In all
our relations and affairs. Remember
the essential, forget the accessory I
now much better should we discharge
our duties as citizens If high and low
ware ufiur!&U)d. (rum lajpirltl. QgT
The Simple Life
By CHARLES WAGNER
Ik Trmtk hf Mary Uvia Bcndt
UN, fcr Mcdtm. Phillip. L Co.
easy to cultivate pleasant remem
brances In the mind of one's nelRhbor
by sowing it with kind deeds and re
fraining from procedures of which In
spite of himself he Is forced to say,
with hatred In bis heart, "Never in the
world will I forget!"
The spirit of simplicity is a great
magician. It softens asperities, bridges
chasms, draws together hands 11 ml
hearts. The forms which It takes In
tbe world ejfi Infinite In number, but
never does It seem to us more ncimir.i
ble than when It shows luelf across
the fatal barrier of position, Interest
or prejudice, overcoming the greatest
obstacles, permitting those whom ev
erything seems to separate to under
stand one another, esteem one another,
love one another. This is the true so
cial cement that goes Into the building
! fife GRAMMAR s
t OF LOVE
....By S. MARIA TALBOT J
Copyright 1WS, by T. 0. MoClur
"You was the prettiest one at the
ball last night Prlscilla."
"Hanged if you wasn't, pet!"
Prlscilla put her hands over her ears
and repeated the words "you wasn't'
with outraged grammatical scorn.
I "The deuce! It's that old language
business again, la It, I'rls? I can't
break off old habits, not even the ctur
uul one of loving you, wife."
Somewhat mollified by the tender
tone of his words, lYlacllla put on her
trim rkllng bablt and was adjusting
her hat before the glass when Dan
called up from the lower hall:
"Oh, rrlscllla! Were It you who took
my gloves from tbe ha track 7
I'rlscllla's reply, "It was not," was
of so severe and stately a character
that Dan down below shivered with si
lent glee, while up above the mirror
reflected to his wife a countenance
over the Judicial sternness of which a
smile flickered like summer lightning.
I They were soon canterlug down the
beautiful hedge lined country lanes,
,Dan's dog, Rev, bounding along be
1 "Will we go by Jackson's lane, I'rls,
or across the glen pasture?"
"Will we go?" echoed the girl. "Dan,
your grammar will kill me yet."
"What's up now, rrlacllla?" Inquired
"It Is 'up' to you, Dan, to nse your
'shalla' and 'wills' properly,"
"Oreat Scott I" groaned her husbund
"She uses slang."
Ignoring the Interruption, his wife
"You should say 'Shall we go down
Jackson's lane? "
"I see, Prlscilla. You shall go down
Jackson's lane whether you will or
"Dan, you are simply absurd," half
laughed, half pouted his mentor, wbo
was a bride Just from Rostnu and
doted on "language," such language as
shuddered at tbe trenching of final let
ters upon the Initial oues of tuo word
following and to whom Italian "a" was
fetish aud the undeflled use of the fu
tures a cult.
Dan's childish associations had been
more with negro servants than with
grammarians, all owing to the death
of his mother and the Indolent Irre
sponsibility of his father. He was un
able to change the bablts of speech of
a lifetime and even thought llKhtly of
the "scrupulosity" of expression of the
few Ysnkees he had known.
He fell In love with Prlscilla "head
over heels boots and all," as he ex
pressed It when she came on a visit
to an aunt of his living near his owu
ancestral borne. That he had been
able to win the girl's heart showed
that love laughs at grammars as well
as at locksmiths.
She thought so trivial a matter as
his verbal Inaccuracies could be easily
mended, and be believed that what to
him was her puritanical primness of
language would soon give vay before
the breesy ease and untramnielcd free
dom of manner and speech of his be
loved south, disdainful of cramplnv:
rules aud technical formalities, lu
short be was an educated man In
whom carelessness of expression was
Ingrained, yet whose vital and vigor
ous Ideas were wout to put to rout
bis wife's valiant onslaughts in the
lino of rule and model.
Ills wife would attack him with
Kuskln, to which be would listen with
an Impatience only kept within bounds
by his love for ber.
"Listen, Dan, to what he says: 'A
well educated gentleman may not
know muny languages may have read
very few books. But whatever lan
guage he know be knows precisely;
whatever word he pronounoes he pro
nounces rightly; above nil, he Is learn
ed In the peerage of words; knows the
words of true descent and ancient
blood at a glance from the wonls of
modern canaille; remembers all their
ancestry, their Intermarriages, distant
relationship and offices they held lu
any time and In any country.' Now,
isn't that fine, Dan?" pleaded Prls
cilla. "And while this man of 'words' was
tracing up their peerage his bosom
friend was stealing away the heart of
bis wife, and the foundations of his
borne were crumbling beneath his feet.
I uon t know the ancestry 1. tunny
words, but there Is one that Is of my
own descent It le the word 'honor.'
You will always hear me speak that
plainly with the true Carroll accent In
our home, for myself, for you and for i
tbe children wbo may be ours, please
"Oh, Danr vsiicre-a n.a yx- -
y. And they discussed grammar no
more that day.
, Nevertheless when they were canter
ing along together I'riscllla's ears wero
keen to mark what was said nmlns by
her husband, emboldened by his ever
chivalrous patience with her grammat
"I feel like I nm the happiest man
alive todnj , Prlscilla."
"Incorrect use of 'like,' " broke In his
wife, knowing better, but disregarding
the finer Instinct.
; "But, I'rls. I don't feel 'as If It's
'like,' that I feel. And, now thnt I
think of It, I don't feel like I was the
happiest man alive. Have I corrected
Prlscilla knew she wag venturing too
far. Itut when do we ever follow our
"Dan, If you love me as you suy you
do you would take more pains to speak
correctly. Your 'shalls' and 'wills' put
:n rlgnt would make me sleep better
Bights. And your '.shoulds' and 'woulds'
If tliey would fall Into line and keep
Hep my bliss would be complete."
"It isn't permitted to mortals to bo
perfectly happy, Prlscilla. You know
the ancients used to pray for some
moderate reverse when things went
too swimmingly. Let me be your 'mod
prato reverse,' little lady."
"You are my immoderate perverse,
Dan. You always say 'Hadn't I better
70?" when you know as well as I do
dint you should say 'Wouldn't I better
Al of a sudden to their startled vi
sion appeared around a turn of the
harrow hill road a team tearing with
breakneck speed down the steep way
up which their horses were climbing
and on Which It was impossible to pass
them. The driver was thrown out as
Ihey rounded the curve aud could be
icen struggling up from a pile of rocks
ppon which he had been hurled far be
low in the ravine which skirted the
The carriage was bounding violently
from side to side. The two women and
child In the back seat were at the mer
cy of the terrified horses that were
madly running directly toward Prlscil
la and Dan. Another moment and they
would be upon them. At the foot of
the hill was a rocky ford waiting to en
gulf the fated occupants of the vehicle
If they should reach It alive.
I'ttralyxed by fear, Prlscilla knew In
a muic of terror that Dan sprang from
his horse, throwing her the bridle.
Then she saw him through a fear
dimmed haze rush Just In time for the
salvation of them all straight in front
of the maddened brutes with arms out
stretched to stop them. She heard his
masterful command, "Whoa, boys;
whoa!" as he made a dash for their
He sprang nimbly from side to side
to avoid being trampled under their
hoofs. Again and again It seemed that
their bruto strength would overwhelm
lilm as they plunged forward straining
to get free.
The man and the beasts strove, It
seemed to Prlscilla eternal ages, until
at last, at last, he was conquering
them. With mouths dripping bloody
foam, eyes starting from their sockets,
they finally stood trembling, but still,
save for nn occasional trampling and
champing of their bits. This, too,
ceased at Dan's command:
"Whoa, Ihi.vs! Steady, boys!"
Their brute Instinct rescinded to the
master without fear. lie stood at
length stroking their manes.
Even then Prlscilla realized In a dim,
unworded way a thing that was better
than the subjection of signs and sym
bols to rule and law.
She emerged from her crucible of
agony with nn aching relief that her
husband was nllve, while her own soul,
shriveled by the refining fire, saw him
with a larger vision, a deeper under
iilandlng. Proudly she marked his chivalrous
bearing toward tbe unnerved, fright
ened women, who lauded his exploit In
words of lntensest gratitude.
She noted with a swelling heart bis
bluff kindness toward the bruised and
distressed driver, who came limping
up to see the extent of the calamity,
bloody and battered from his terrible
He made light of what be had done,
calling It "nothing."
When the trembling animals wero
quite pacified, greatly to Prlsclllu's ap
prehension, her husband turned the ve
hicle around about a thing not done
without much ndo on the narrow shell
of a road- got Into the carriage and
took the reins with a Ilrm hand to drive
the ladles to their home, which was
"but a mllo or so back," they had told
him. Prlscilla led his horse for him
until he could deposit his charges at
their own door.
"Your man is too knocked tip to
drive," he tnctfully explained as he
saw the ladles tremulous at the thought
of being trusted again to their unlucky
"Dan, you are simply great!" rrlscll
la told him as they rode down the hill
again toward home. "I'm proud of
you through and through. Hut prom
ise me never, never, never, again to
take so dreadful a risk. It makes me
faint but to think of It. What If those
aw ful runaway horses had killed you!"
And she shuddered.
"Then you could, should and would
have been a widow, rrlscllla!"
"I neither will nor shall nor could,
should or would be n widow! I'll die
when you do, Dan!" sobbed Trlscilla
"Never say die, little girl. We will
be happy. Nothing shall prevent It,
'.'You are a hero, Dan!" The girl
reached out her band to him, and In
their cla'sp thrilled between husband
and wife the love that Is above aud be
yond all speech and language.
A llll of Iloliiim' Wit.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, tbe poet
and wit, wrote to a committee declin
ing to accept an Invitation to deliver
a lecture. "I nm far from being In
good physical health," wrote the doc
tor, "and I nm satisfied that If I were
offered a fifty dollar bill alter my lec
ture I should not have strength enough
to refuse It"
They wore rclirnrsinK their parts In
an amateur drama. "Oh. I beg yourj
pardon," said Herbert, looking at tbe
book again. "I kissed you nt the wrong
"Isn't that too badT exclaimed
Amelia. "Now we'll have to do It all !
over again!" Chicago Tribune.
NEW CITY OF
Central Point for All of Hood River
Unlimited Water Power to be developed by big
dam to be built- at the place. Best location for Factories
in need of cheap power, at our gate. 150 square miles of
best milling timber, which can be floated into our dam.
The largest on' put of raw wool of the United States.
The best Apple and strawberry land in the world, with
MT. HOOD, LOST LAKE AND WATER FALLS
in our front yard for scenic beau'y. Pure water, pure
air, perfect health. Needed "industries. Sawmills,
Wooien mills, Paper mills, Creameries, Furni
ture Factories, Flour mills, right in the Wheat Belt,
Eruit Canneries and others immediately at this point.
We will give .f 50,000 in city lots in this town for a
suitable college to locate here. Here is the place of all
places to combine profit with pleasure'; to make an ideal
home. We are now building a. commodious castle at the
Happy Hunting Grounds on the trail to
MT. HOOD AND LOST LAKE
at this place, which will be a private Mountain pleasure
resort, where we will entertain a select crowd. If you want
to buy, sell or trade Hood River Valley lands try us first
and make quick transfers and big money. Call and see us,
write us, or call us over the Hellophone. Hood River Val
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exchanged for improved 1'ortland property.
TheMt. Hood Railway, which is a common carrier, is
now constructing its road to the city and will maintain a
station here and furnish cars for the transportation of
passengers and freight. Electric light and city water
works will be installed before a single lot is sold, although
many of the far-seeing ones are clamoring for lots now.
Everybody is watching the band automobile.
W. R. WINANS.
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Dealer in General Merchandise
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Telephone No. 31.
SNOW & UPSON
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Choppers and Loggers Tools
A full line of stock alva on hand.
Does your horse interfere? Rringhim in. No cure no pay
C. L. GILBERT, Proprietor.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Headquarters for Tourists
Regular Rates, 01.23 to $2.50 per day.
Ebecial Rate by Week or Month,
fitagri Imve dully for Cloud Cap Inn during July, August and September.
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Glad to show vou around.
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HOOD RIVER, OR.
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Pleasure partie enn secure fimt-clikai rlgi. Spe
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W do everything horse can do.
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GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR ALL KINDS OF
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Staple and j& j&
SOLE AGENTS FOR
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HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS,
- P. F. FOUTS, Prop.
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Sample room for commercial travelers.
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DEALERS IX ALL KINDS OF
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VEGETABLES AND FRUITS.
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OF HOOD RIVER
WE PAY INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS
The habit of thrift acquired by the saving of money
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 give you a substantial
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