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HOOD' RIVER GLAQIHIVTIIUIwjDAY, JANUARY 25, 1906.
: NATURE'S NOBLEMEN.""
Tho.e Who Are Ambitions to Bo Cm
tol Rather Than Rich. -
a young man of ability and great
promise recently refused to enter' a
vocation which would yield him a large
Income, lost the temptation to become
rich might cat up hU desire to help his
fellow men; lie feared that tho franOc
struggle for wealth and self, being
waged by the majority of men with
Whom his position would force Wm to
associate would insensibly draw him
Into the same vortex of selfinhnexs. He
felt that his ideals would become tar
nished, that his nspirations would be
Starved In such nn atmosphere, and so
be chose a vocation which would en
able him to render the greatest service
It Is a refreshing thing in a material
age to see people who are ambitious
to be useful rather than rich, who are
more eager to help others than to make
money. These are nature's noblemen;
these are the characters which enrich
life and which have pushed civilisa
tion up from the savage to the Florence
Nightingales and the Liucolns.
One of the most promising things
about our civilization today is that,
side by side with the greed for gold, it
Vie ever growing passion of humanity
for good. The number of people who
prefer to be useful to their fellow men
rather than to make money is con
stantly increasing. This passion for
good Is the salt of humanity; it is what
makes us believe in the future of the
Deflued a. DUeuM That AflUeta
Gilbert K. Chesterton's "Heretics"
contains some of his keenest and most
amusing writing.' Of great men he ob
serves: "The first-rate great man la
equal with other men, like Shakespeare.
The second rate great man is on his
knees, to other men, . like Whitman,
The third rate great man is superior to
other men, like Whistler."- In the fol
lowing there may be discovered as
much truth as humor: ' '
"The artistic temperament Is a dis
ease that afflicts amateurs. It is a dis
ease which arises from men not having
sufficient power of expression to utter
and get rid of the element of art in
their being. It is healthful to every sane
man to utter the art within him; it la
essential to every sane man to get rid
of the art within him at all costs.
Artists of a large and wholesome vital
ity .get rid of their art easily, but in
artists of less force the thing becomes
a pressure and produces a definite pain,
which Is called the artistic tempera
ment. Thus very great artists are able
to bo ordinary men men like Shake
speare or Drowning. There are many
real tragedies of the artistic tempera
ment, tragedies of vanity or violence or
fear, but the great tragedy of the ar
tistic temperament is that it cannot
produce any art
THE BRIDES OF VENICE.
An Ancient Can torn That Once Had a
In the year 002, according to old cus
tom, all the brides for the year at
Venice assembled on St. Mary's eve at
tho cathedral, taking with them their
dowries in small chests. There they
awaited their bridegrooms, who fol
lowed them, and after mass they were
married and received the bishop'a
In tills year the sea rovers of Triest
burst in upon the expectant maidens,
who wero ail dressed In white, with
hair loosely flowing and interwoven
with threads of gold, carried them off
to their barks and hoisted sail.
The doge of Venice summoned his
men to arms, pursued the rovers, over
took 'them in a creek still known as
the Tort of the Damsels and brought
the brides back in triumph.
In memory of this event a solemn
procession of twelve, young women
took place yearly, and the Marian
games were observed with great splen
dor until the year 1379, when they
were discontinued in a time of dis
astrous war. London Standard.
Jeffpraon IdeutiOed Him.
Laurence Huttou, the author, once
stopped at tho Touralne hotel In Bos
ton on his way from Bar Harbor to
New York; and, being short of funds
after his summer outing, the hotel
clerk required Identification before as
signing htm a suit of rooms.
Mr. Hutton looked around the lobby
and noticed Joe Jefferson, to whom he
confided his predicament Mr. Jeffer
son went to the desk and, slapping Mr.
Hutton on the back, remarked to tho
clerk, "I don't know who Laurence
claims to be, but he's the boy." He
was given the pick of the house. '
"This question whether a word should
have Its adverbial or" its adjective form
seems to me to have llttl&Joj do! with
the sense. Now, what is the difference
between talking loud and talking
"No difference," replied the pedagog
ical friend. "But look here: For a
large foe you give legal advice freely,
but you don't give it free. I think
that will retain you for awhile."
' A Noneomhatant.
"I didn't know you were In the choir.
What's your position there?"
"now do you mean?" .
"I don't side with either faction."
Escaped HU Memoir.
Mr. Selfmade Why do they call It an
abxa mater, my son? The Graduate
Why er the fact is, I can't remember
what-they taught us about that New
York Press. . .
f A Long Felt Want.
Flannery-What's the matter wid ye,
Mike? . ' ' v .
Finncgan-'Tis near kilt I was M
fallln' down an open coal bole.
Flannery-Well, well, 'tis too bad
they can't Invlnt a coal hole thot'li stay
but whin It's open. - Philadelphia
"You say he Is a-financial wreck,
pen why is It that he appears so
"Well, I guess hi credit a ao poor
bat ha can't even borrow tronble."
jClevelaiid teadjts .
THE TEXAN RANGERS.
rimt Flnt With Indiana In Whleh
Rerolrera Wero Vood.
- John Coffee Hays was reared on a
farm in Wilson county, Tenn., being
born there in 1817. At the age of
eighteen he migrated to Texas, where,
during the struggle of that Mexican
province for Independence, he served
with distinction In the military cam
paign conducted by General Sam Hous
ton, being noted for his bravery and
utrategy. After the termination of that
conflict Hays was placed In command
of the small regular force that waa
shortly afterward organized and be
came known to fame as the Texan
rangers. Many were the desperate
fights in which he was engaged with
the fierce Comanches and border In
dians, and Innumerable were the perils
which be encountered. He was the
first to supply an armed force with
Colt's revolvers for use In battle.
The Indian mode of warfare In those
early days waa to draw their enemy's
Are and then sweep down upon them
like a whirlwind, plying their bows and
using their long spears with deadly ef
fect. So cautious were they In this re
spect that they soon distinguished the
double barreled gun when It waa
brought Into use and only approached
when they were sure thnt such weap
ons had been emptied. On the first oc
casion when Hays and his rangers,
armed with the revolvers, met a band
on the warpath they allowed their fire
to be liberally drawn, and then the In
dians charged with exultant cries, but
when the revolver was brought Into
play at close quarters the panic that
ensued was absolute and the destruc
tion of the Indians complete. Hays
was colonel of the First Texan regi
ment, the nucleus of which was formed
of veteran rangers.
The Bnlldlns; of Them Is a Profei
lon In Itself.
The vault was the slie of the usual
cemetery vault one small room, roof
ed, floored and walled with granite, an
ordinary vault and yet the undertaker
said It had cost $25,000.
"But there is no carving on It," ob
jected the man who thought of buying
a lot "It Is as plain as a plpestem,
and all the stone it contains could be
bought for $10,000 or less."
"True, true," said the undertaker.
And be pointed to another vault that
might have been the first one's twin.
"That only cost $15,000," he aald, "a
saving of (10,000, but the broker who
bought it got abominably stuck.
"The cheap vault, you see, was built,
as a house Is, by an architect and an
ordinary builder. It looks good. It
.will last for centuries. But, by Jove,
it leaks like a sieve! After every
storm it is flooded, and two of the
cemetery attendants have to charge up
a day's time against the owner for
cleaning It out.
"Vault building is a profession in It
self. To make for a vault a water
proof roof of enormous granite slabs Is
an art that only the vault builder under
stands. When the ordinary builder, no
matter how proficient he muy be,' un
dertakes this task he falls lamentably.
The vault leaks. After every storm
its floor is flooded.
"Therefore, if ever you invest In a
vault let a specialist erect it for you.
He will charge you a good many thou
sands extra, but he will give you a
good, satisfactory Job." New York
Docile Dncka of tho Chlnooo.
In China the duck Is much esteemed
as an article of diet, and what may be
called duck farms are common on most
of the rivers. The birds are taught to
bunt for their food, and the rearing of
them costs little. They are kept In
boats with a platform or deck extend
ing outward on each side. These boats
are taken to the Bhallow, marshy parts
by the banks of the streams, and the
ducks are then driven ashore to enjoy
themselves in the mud flats. So well
are the birds trained that at a given
signal they cease eating and follow
their leader back into the boat, where
they lie during the night Ducks pre
served by being salted are a favorite
food with the well to do.
The Indian pharmacopoeia comprised
thoroughwort, spurge and Indian hemp,
used as emetics; the bark of the horse
chestnut and butternut, used as cathar
tics. They were also acquainted with
many poisons, most of which were used
on their weapons. For asthma they
employed tobacco and sassafras, for
coughs slippery elm, for dropsy the
wild gooseberry, for wounds powdered
puff balls. They treated bolls with on
Training an Orator.
It seems at one period the Lews ora
tor shut himself in a dark room, wrap
ped a plaid round blm, lay on hla back
and placed a large atone on the pit of
bis stomach. After about from twelve
to twenty-four hours of this he waa
ready for his speech. London Satur
Littleton What under the canopy are
you going to do with all that whit
satin? Mrs. Littleton-Why, It's for
babyl It was such a bargain. I knew
I'd never find any so cheap again, and
it will be lovely for ber wedding gown.
"Come, Willie," said mother at the
table, "sit up like a man."
"Why, mother," replied Willie, "men
sit down for their food; lt'a only dog
that sit up." Exchange.
There la no path so steep as that of
. A Urla tragedy
is daily enacted, in thousands of homes.
its death claims, in each one, another
victim of Consumption or Pneumonia.
But when coughs and colds are properly
treated, the trafredy is averted. F. Q.
Huntlev, of Oaklnndon. Ind.. writes:
"My wife had the consumption, and
three doctors gave her up. Finally she
took vr. King Aew discovery tor Con
sumption, Coueht and Colas, which
cured her and today she is well and
strong." It kills the terms of all die
eases. One dose relieves. Guaranteed
at 60c and $1.00 by C. N. Clark drug
gist. Trial Bottle free.
Oar Bio? Terrltorr Eaal la te t
Twelve Great State.
Do yon know that Nome, Alaska, is
800 miles west of Honolulu? Do you
know that Alaska has almost two and
a half times a much coast line a ths
rest of the United States?
If you start at Seattle and go op the
coast through 400 miles of Canadian
inland waters to the Portland canal
you will come to that Imaginary line
that the Alaskan boundary commlssloa
decreed as the place where Alaska be
gins. This Inland sea is very like the
fiords of the coast of Norway and dee
tlned In time to become one of the
world's great pleasure resorts, and
when you know this region you will
deplore the lack of diplomacy which
lost us this picturesque coast line and
left the Alaska of today detached terri
tory. In very truth the cry of 1845 of
"54-40 or fight"' was right
At the Portland canal Alaska begins,
and as you sail up the thousand mile
of this wonderful Inland sea, of scenic
beauty and grandeur surpassing any
thing In the world, you are In south
eastern Alaska, which Includes the Is
lands along the coast and the mainland
from the shore Hue to the summit of
the coast range as far north as Mount
8t Ellas. From the summit of this
high peak the boundary line between
Alaska and British Yukon territory
runs directly north to the "frozen
ocean," as the old Russian treaty called
The territory of Alaska Is about
equal to the combined states of Michi
gan, Indlaaa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Min
nesota, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri aad
Kentucky. Maps aro deceptive for
comparison unless they are drawn to
the same scale, and unfortunately
maps of Alusku are generally drawn to
a small scale. But put Alaska on the
United States, and It will extend from
Savannah, Ga., to Los Angeles, Cal.
The climatic conditions differ aa great
ly as those of North Dakota differ from
those of Florida. The mean annual
temperature of Sitka Is about the same
as that of Washington, though the ex
tremes of beat and cold are greater at
Washington. William T. Perkins In
The Salt In the Ocean.
If the ocean did not have salt it
would freeze somewhat more readily
than It does now, but there would bt
no very marked difference. The ocean
la prevented from freezing not so much
by its salt as by Its size and by Its
commotion. On account of Its alee
large portions of it extend Into warm
climates at all aeasons, and by reason
of Its great depth It Is a vast store
house of beat. Its currents distribute
much warm water among the cold. St
A LUiiM Cold Cure.
For couch and iiM. no remedy is
equal to Kennedy's Ltxative Honey and
Tar the 1 quid OoM Cure. It is dif
ferent from sll the ..iliers better, be
cause it x p' 1- a'l t1 e cold from the
system by itetinv i cathartic on the
bowels Hives tn-nsitn to weak lungs.
AfW'ls i'liined'ii'o relief In Croup,
CnnarliH. Cold-". Wlioonincr-Oouifh. etc.
Children I veil. S.ld by G. E. Wil-
The greatest comfort, maximum
of safety, least delay and fastest
schedules are assured by travel
ing over the Chicago & North
western Railway and its connect
ing lines to Chicago via Omaha
or via St Paul and Minneapolis.
This is the route of The Overland
Limited and of The Atlantic
Express daily trains, with direct
through service from Portland
Direct connection at St. Paul
and Minneapolis with four mag
nificent daily trains to Chicago.
All agents sell tickets via this line.
Pet t.rtk.l Utonutlo. kpply l
J. a. OOX,
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First-class accommodations for travelers
Meals and lodging. Meet all boats.
Lunches at all hours. Waiting room.
Best line of Cigars in
Also handle line of
Pipes, Tobaccos and
. Fishing Tackle
Have you any
money that is -
Idle imoneyi may
be spent, or lost,
Money on your
deposit book will
work, for you.
Don't'truat to luck. Put
your money where it will be
WE" "PAY -'
D Tea Suffer with Dyspepsia
indieestlonT J Clarke's Dy.pow
Tahleta will cure tou. 1 Price only 6C
and Manufacturers of all kinds of
Highest Prices Paid
J. R. NICKELSEN
Veh ides and Agricultural I mplements
(Seasonable Goods I
; Feed Cutters,
and all sundries for above.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Majestic & Mesaba Ranges
and; Stiletto Cutlery.
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS,
a T. IU.WBQH.
HOOD RIVER NURSERY.
Stock Grown on Full Roots.
Ws deiire to lt our friends and patrons know
that for the fall planting we will hare and can sup
ply in any number
Cherry; Peaf,Apricot,Peach& Plum Trees,
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.
RAWEON & STANTON, Hood River. Or.
Closing Out Ladies' Top Skirts
These Skirts are of the latest hull and Winter
. styles; in blacks; browns, blues, plaids and tans.
Exceptional good values at these prices.
Ladies' Tod Skirts, worth
Ladies' Tod Skirts, worth
Ladies' Top Skirts, worth
A L. CARMICHAEL
HOOD RIVER HEIGHTS
PHONE 51. PHONE 51.
Another Car of those Fine
ed Cedar Shi ogles
on hand. We solicit your orders.
Hood River, Oregon.
for High Grade Fruit.
Cable and Extras
F. H. STANTON
$9.00, reduced to $7.00
17.00, reduced to 5.50
$6.00, reduced to 4.50
FULL LINE OF
THE DALLES NURSERIES
R. H. WEBER, Prop.
THE DALLES, OREGON.
OROWia AMD DIALia III
FRUIT, SHADE TICCC GRAPE VINES
AND I Kfri AND
Evergreen. Roses and Shrubbery.
Remember, Our Trees are Grown Strictly Without Irrigation.
oe s Aaarci
Cheap for Cash or on
your own terms.
Now is the Time to Buy.
Phone Farmers 1233.
JACKSON & JACKSON,
Dealer in General Merchandise
and Lumbermen's Supplies,
Railroad Ties, Cordwood,
Free Delivery. Phone 931
..Mount Hood Store.
W. S. GRIBBLE, Proprietor.
Dry Goods Ammunition Roots and Shoes
Hay (irain Flour Feed Full line of Groceries
HOOD RIVER TRANSFER
& LIVERY CO.
TICLET OFFICE FOR THE REGULATOR LIME OF STEAMERS.
Hauling, Draying, Baggage Transferred, First
Class Livery Turnouts Always Ready.
NORTON & SMITH
Tinners, Plumbers and
PumpS. Windmills, Spray Fittings
SNOW & UPSON
Blacksmiths and 'Wagon Hak ers
The most completely equipped power plant in Oregon.
Contract work a specialty. Grubbing supplies and Log
gers' tools always on hand.
The care of the horse's hoof is essential. We are
experts in that line and cure corns and interferes.
H R H M
Lumber and Cedar Posts
HOOD RIVER, OR.