HOOD RIVER GLACIER, THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 1906. . PLYMOUTH ROCK'8 CRACK. It Orlsln IbtoItm lata. Mi niuicnioas Bit of History, Plynioutn has been called toe cradle of New Englaud. It is ou the coast thirty-eight milea south of Boatou and U a thriving and prosperous New En laud town, with good schools and 'churohes oud town hall and sHops ol ail kiuus and comfortable homes. On the flat strip of land that runs for. miles up and down the shore of the hay tho diminutive white houses of the fishermen are crowded close to ' gtuer. In the center of the same flat land strip, flanked on both sides by th flaherinen'g homes, is a large, open square forty, yards from the wate front. Here stands Plymouth rock, the flint sight of which gives one a mental Bhxk, for, no doubt fancy has pictured nu Immense boulder rising grandly out of the sea, but instead the visitor seea only an oblong, irregularly shaped gray sandstone rock twelve feet in length and five feet In width at the widest point and two at the narrowest Across one part runs a large crack which hai been filled with cement and which gtvei to Plymouth rock a highly artificial nppearunee. The origin of this crack Is a bit of unique history and bean evidence to the early differences that at times divided the Inhabitants Into two factions. For a long time there waged spirited and bitter wrangling between the op posing parties, and It even settled down upon the much cherished Ply mouth rock, which one party declared ought to be removed to a more worthy position In the town square and thi other wranglers protested It should not be moved an Inch from Its position, even though they had to guard It with their pikes and guns. Finally the stronger faction drew up their forces around Plymouth rock and in attempting to move It up th hill split it asunder, which seemed a bad omen for those who bad attempted such a thing until an ardent Whig leader flourished his sword and by an eloquent appeal to the other zealous Whigs convinced them that they should not swerve from their plan of carry ing the rock to a place In the town square. "The portion that first fell, to the prroimd belongs to us," he cried, "and that we will transport with all care and diligence to Its proper home." Twenty yoke of oxen drew the Whig section of Plymouth rock up the hill amid the shouts of the throng that pushed forward around the liberty pole which was to mark the new site. The new position was very Impressive, and the people stood with bared beads and in reverent tones chanted their high pitched psalms In token of thanksgiv ing. In the town square this part of Plym outh rock remained for more than half a century, when a committee of the council resolved to move It back to Its original position and Join It at best they could to the other half. Accord ingly, In 1834, on the morning of the Fourth of July, the Plymouth rock had been reunited In all seriousness to Its long estranged portion and the union made complete by a mixture of cement and mortar. Today four granite columns support a canopy of granite that offers Plym outh rock an Indifferent protection against the rain and the sun and serves to keep back In some measure the thousands of sightseers that go to Plymouth with only oue object in view namely, to press up around the Iron bars and to gaze through them at the revered rock, on which they see the single Inscription, cut In the middle of Its face in long, plain figures, "1620." The rock Is surrounded by a high iron railing composed of alternate boat hooks and harpoons and inscribed with the illustrious names of the forty men who drew up the pilgrims compact on board the Mayflower that Novem ber day as they sighted the coast that henceforth was to be their home. Cornelia Hickman In St. Nicholas. The Judge' Treat. The judge's boyhood home was in a small New Englaud village, where he had the reputation of being a very kind hearted and generous man. He was always glad to see his old friends, no matter how rustic they might be. On one occasion the Judge had some legal business in the capital of his na tive state, and there met an old farm er from his birthplace who was taking an unwonted holiday and looked rather bewildered. . The Judge Invited the old man to dine with him at the hotel. When the farmer took his seat at the table one of the waiter's laid a bill of fare before him. The old man looked at It, and, then, turning round to look the waiter squarely In the face, he said In a tone that rang through the dining room: "No need to gimme that young fel ler. Judge Brown cal'lates to settle my bill. He came from our town, an' I know his ways,." "Death Rlnvs." norrlble are the stories of the pot sonous rings by mean of which it many a murder has been done, M many an undesirable friend or rela tive got out of the way. The famous ring of Caesar Borgia was massive, but hollow, and in this cavity he carried a deadly poison, which by means of a cunningly devised slide, was dropped into the wine cup of any guest whom he might desire to be rid. Other 'death rings" communicated poison by means of small, sharp steel claws, cleft in Buch manner that when the hand of the wearer pressed that of the des tined victim a slight wound was In flicted and the poison forced out Still others concealed In the Inside a poi soned needle, which, on pressure, dart ed out like the sting of a bee, and, though the puncture was of the slight est, the victim was cold In death with in a few hours. Hade It Emphatic. "What's Maude crying about nowr "Oh, she asked her husband If he would marry again In case she died, and he declared that he wouldn't" "Well, nothing wrong about that" "No; but you should have heard him say lf-Louisville Courier-Journal. And Her Maacr. "Yes, I was sorry to see Jack Good ley married to Miss Roxley." "Sorry I For his sake or hersT "For mine. I wanted her." New Yorker. VICTORIA FALL8. Oao of tho Heat Baaatlfal Spectacles la the World. There la a fine description of Vic toria falls In the Zambezi river in E. F. Knight's "South Afilea After the War." The author aays: "The nature of the extraordinary" volcanic fissure that created the falls cannot easily be realized without reference to a map, hut at the point under consideration the mighty Zambezi flows, roughly, from north to south. At about half a mile above the falls the river Is a mile and a half In breadth. Then It contracts, and the breadth at the falls themselves Is a little over a mile, or, to be exact, 1,036 yards. And here, to one looking over the edge, the great river seems suddenly to come to an end, no continuation of Its channel being visible. The Zambezi for Its whole mile of breadth thunders down precipitously iuto a comparatively nar row, profound trench or canyon, which extends at right angles to the river's course from shore to shore. Beyond the falls one Is faced by the perpen dicular wall of the canyon. Below the madly whirling spray obscures the view of the bottom of the cauyon, and It seems as if the whole mighty flood were falling into the tenter of the earth through this awful chasm. But the river has Its exit, a precip itous cleft only ten yards in breadth, near the eastern end of the canyon, through which the whole of the con tracted Zambezi rushes with Incred ible speed, fury and confusion, form ing at this point what Is called the Boiling Pot, surely one of this earth's most terrific scenes. "I believe," the author adds, "that on that day I was gazing at the most per fectly beautiful spectacle of all this beautiful world. It was the lovely tenderness of the rich coloring, bathed In that translucent atmosphere of thin, pearly haze, rather than the awful majesty of the scene that imwssed one. At our feet far below. rag lng flood thundered away down the canyon toetue exit In the misty dis tance. On our left the line of the cata ract, plunging into the swirling spray beneath, was clearly visible for some way out with its white avalanches and coruscatki;; spray, and then gradually became less distinct in the thin haze until at last far off beyond Livingstone island It disappeared from our vision lu the luminous pearl-like mist that formed the background to all the land scape. "On our right, facing the cataract, loomed tho 500 foot high wall of the canyon, topped by the lush green Rain forest with Its ever dripping branches. And as we looked new wonders be came gradually revealed to our won dering gaze. I began to perceive lu nooks of the black precipices halfway down strange plants growing, as in happy confidence their fragile rainbow hued blossoms ever shaking in the wind and driving spray, but safe and unharmed amid this eternal storm. And down the black cliff wall on my right I saw hundreds of tiny white streamlets pouring, formed by the re turning Bpray from the Rain forest. And as I watched them I discovered a strange thing. "These falling streams never reached the bottom of the chasm. They dropped Into little cascades to about a third ol the way down, and then, as If defying the laws of gravity, they literally turn ed round and came back again, mount ing vertically. It was curious to tee these cascades, after breaking lntc spray, appear to hesitate and faltei and then begin to rise, first slowly, but soon rapidly, shooting upward in whirl ing foam columns and feathery foun ding, being carried up by the fitful blasts of cold air that the dropping cat aract forced out of the narrow chasm Into which it thundered." The Time o' Day. Strictly speaking, the word "morn Ing," which first meant the time of day dawn and then the early part of the day, Is now confined to the time be 'tween midnight and midday, or noon But It has long been usual in society to apply the term to the whole of the day before dinner. So long ago at April 10, 1796, the Hull Advertise! gave the information that "the Duki of Devonshire took a morning's rid before dinner yesterday at 7 o'clock lr the afternoon." "Noon," too, once bad a floating meaning, but Is now defi nitely 12 midday. But at first It meant the ulnth hour that Is, 8 o'clock lu the day, the time of reciting the "nomcs" In the Roinah Catholic church. As th hour for this office fluctuated, so did tho meaning of "noon," which might bt any time between midday and 8. And Anally the word assumed its present limited signification. It was dinner tune, the most important moment of the day to .an Englishman. London Chronicle. '" Not Alwara Orana-e Bloaaoma. Only in England, France and Amer ica is the orange blossom the bridal flower. When the German frauleln becomes a frau her bead Is garlanded with myrtle, except In certain sec tions, where gaudy wreaths of artifi cial flowers replace the natural blooms and are treasured from generation to generation. In Italy and the French cantons ol Switzerland white roses are dedicated to the brides as well as the dead, but in Spain red rosea and pinks lend an additional touch of color to the brldul dress of black and yellow. Creel: brei iv:? jrirlanded, appro priately enough, with vine leaves, and In Bohemia rosemary is supposed to bring luck to the bride who wears it. In most of the countries of Europe, however, the bridal wreath Is consid ered as essential as the veil, and pretty sentiment clusters about the failed wreath that Is laid away, whether Tat wreath be of orange blosssuil or In tel The Month of Aaaroat. Few persons know why August has thirty-one days. July, which takes Its name from Julius Caesar, has thirty one days, and Augustus, who complet ed the calendar, declined to submit to the Indignity of seeing his own month branded with the inferiority of one day less. The astronomers had according ly to reshuffle the lunar cards, and, aft er some perplexity, bit upon the ex pedient of shearing twenty-four hours from February's glory In. order that August might face the world on a footing of perfect equality with July. 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In a solitary place four or five miles from the dwelling bouses of he inhabitants he' built of logs beside a ledge of perpendicular rocks a pen or pound several feet high, with walls Inclined Inward from bot tom to top. Aftc- lie had built this he decoyed the i hihlrcu iulo the woods under a pretense of scorching for birds', nests and caused them to enter wlthlu Electric "Sad Irons" For Domestic Use We ai . now prepared to furnish Electric Flat Irons, which are . i, :reat relief from the over heated room when doiri"' we, .; v i roiling. Several in town have already adopted theui. )ur representative will call and leave a sample inn Mir" explain its working. iin tes, 7 o cents per month. Pr ice s c i Irons, $5 and $6. Ciii! i.s ii 1 1 by phone 73, or visit our office in the Da vidson !)iii!(Ui Price of Incandescent Lamps Reduced. J Itiviii"- made a new contract for lamps, hereafter the prices w ill In- iis follows: 4 to G .-. p., 20c. i2 mm I f0 c. p. clear, 3."c. Fiii- ri .luring and frosting 1 n.p..4. p.,2c. i in ."() c. p.. "e each. lhA I ooJ River Electric Aicorn's Meat Market Now occupies the old Wood & Smith Bros, build ing. We are better located and better prepared m every way to supply the demands of our fast in creasing trade. We have a full and complete line of everything carried in the modern meat market of to da. As for our meats, they are honest in every re spect, and government inspected. Confid nt of your satisfaction, we merely ask you to give us a trial order. Our phone number is Ofll. ALCORN'S A. D.MAINE & CO. White Salmon, Wash. General Contractors and Builders. Kstimutoa on all kinds' of iv irk cheerfully furnished and the best of work man 'iip guarant 'i d. We. are doing the building of this section at present. Our vi -rk will -pe ik fur it !. Tht 'Stay Satisfactory "Su2 tne pound, wnere ne left them connnea to perish. The place hat since been called the Derll'e Invention. ' The children were soon missed, and the alarmed inhabitants searched for them more thau forty-eight hours. The boys, when aware of their wretched situation, made various attempts to get out. and at length, by digging away with their bands the surface of the earth underneath one of the bottom logs, effected their escape. They wan dered In the woods three days, being at last attracted to the seashore by the noise of the surf, wher they were found. The depraved criminal was con demned to have thirty stripes well laid on, to pay the father of the children 3, the treasurer 10, besides fees and charges of the prison, and remain a close prisoner during tlie court's pleas ure or till further order. The same month he recognized before two of the Judges, "conditioned te sen,! htm, with in twenty-one days, out of the Jurisdic tion." GENTLEMEN OF ENGLAND. Hon- Their Claims Were K.lablUhed In tho Middle Ar. A curious meeting was held In Lyons on Jan. 4, 1690. The roynl commis sioners solemnly set lu council te de cide the question if lawyers and doc tors could be regarded as gentlemen. It proved too hard a problem for the wise heads, and the doctors and law yers themselves were summoned to prove their right te gentility. The mat ter was settled to the satisfaction ef the professional parties. In the middle ages of England her alds went through the comities to ex amine into the claims of landholders to be called gentlemen. There Is In ex istence an Interesting list of the dis qualified, and ene reads today the shame ef a certain Thomas RebMa who failed te establish tht tWe a&l wat writ among the ignoble. Ofcejtet Anscete, a representative ef ens ef Ike oldest families, It registered as "en titled to be styled a ntlema, al though worth net mere (has 2000." Brooke, an eld writer, has given the world hit opinion of what constitutes a gentleman, and bis definition hat never been excelled: "The character, or, rather, quality, ef a gentleman does not In any degree ex pend on fashion or mode er state or opinion; neither dees it change with customs, climates or ages. But, at tht spirit of God alone can insyire ft, se It is that quality of heart which to An same yostsrday. today and forever." HylolGtol, GOc. Genuine frosted, 32 c. p., 45c. . Hi c. p., 2-"c Light, Pcvyer k Water Co. CITY MARKET. Monarch Malleable Ranges Awarded Highest Prize At the Lewis and Clark Exposition REASONS WHY: Because the Monarch ill llie only ran(t with a patent Duplex Shaft, which cauet-t the fuel to burn evenly in the firebox. Because the Monarch was the only range shown with an emery polished top, requir ing no til hc king. Because Monarch Ksnget have oven thermometer! made especially for them, which tell the degree of heat required for roasts, bread or pastry. Because the Monarch Range bodies are made of the heaviest Welliville blued steel, without enamel, and do not discolor. forSleby W. BAYJfES en y K II II II SPECIAL ALL WOOL teMf m as we are going to discontinue to carry them. They MUST GO and will be sold at Cost. It will pay you to buy NOW. Hardware Stewarts Furniture Picture Framing and Furniture Repairing We have added to "in- ! r.-e :i li'M-Hass nicclmnic in tliene lines, and with him the neufHt in frames, inM and furnishings Ui'iliicing our work to a ays tern has relinked our coslc .N 'o city More could improve our style nor cut our price. Clearing Housc for Stock Taking Odd pieces in China ami ilaH, cinvt and matting rem null t H, high grade furniture, and some beautiful Morris chair.- and rockers that arrived too lute for the greateHt Xinus sale ktimv n here, will lie put to the knife to clear out before inventory. No duplicates. I,m'i wait, then blame us. Buy now. Paints Glass Stewart's Mockery KsT.uiUNllKD 1 900 iseoiii'oitATiin 11)05 BUTLER BANKING CO., Sl'CCKSSORS TO BUTLER & CO., BANKERS. fullyd $50,000 OK KICK US AM) DlIMX'TOKH Leslie Iintler, President, J. N. Teal, Vice President Trimum But ler, Cashier -L W. French II. T. Cox i-w-7 . 'jjlifv'T RESIDENTS ijtii5 r GRANT 'i ml0-rml0m0rr 6 ftNJ. HARRISON '-OHIO'S LARGEST J NSURA merit nave dividends to A OIVINO ff Vjrji For additional informal imi npiily to F. V. LHAVY, Manager, 711-712 Marquam Building, Portland. Oregon, or JOHN LELAND 1IKNDEKSON, Agent, Hood River, Oregon. MOUNT HOOD HOTEL The Home of the Farmer -. . ... We have decided to close out our en ESS tire line of Boys' Knee Pants Suits, T BROS. Hood River. Oregon NCE COMPANY ASSETS $44,000,000.00 INSURANCE IN FORCE $216,000,000.00 th Irwestrrients ars not excelled by those of any company In the world. It has no fluctuating etocks and bonds. For Over twonty years Its mortgage loans on farm-Unds nave earned the highest rate of ,-O.ui '"te1"' f ny American company Its ratios of death "J losses and xpens of manage always been very tow. m a result it exceit policy noiaers, among wnom are oivioea me VI lilt? company. THE Union Central OF CINCINNATI JOHN M. PAT T I SON P'lliJlxl 1 LI I X OCCUPATION AND MONTH ANQ YtAA Of 0lTW. ' " - - I .,' - -' : '-" -zrvr V 1 CLARENCE F. GILBERT, YOU m BE KURD WITH YOUE JOURNEY If your tloketa read over the Denver and Rio Grande ltailroad, the "Heenie Line of the World," BECAUSE There are eo many soeulo attractions and points of Interest along the line between Ogden and Denver that the trip never becomes tiresome. If you are going East, write for Infor mation and get a pretty book that will tell you all about it. W. C. McUEIDE, General Agent, 124 Third Street, PORTLAND, OREGON. HOOD RIVER Sanitarium MAM P. JOHNSON, M.D.,Supt Ideal Home for Invalids Climate and view unsnrpaased In the United States. in targe) To:rist and Travel ing Man Manager Droiiis- I t mm 2?