The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 02, 1920, Image 8

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The Store of Substantial Christmas Gifts
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OT alone is the Diamond beautiful because of the purity of the rays that it sheds. The fact that its lustre will
endure down through time, lends it value and beauty, too. Some gaudy tinsel may be made for a moment to out
shine purest gold, but the precious metal never loses its durability. We pride ourselves on our gifts of substantial
quality, tfifts the workmanship and nature of which will render them heirlooms.
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And in. passing we would call your attention to the fact that gold was never cheaper than at the present moment. Jewelry
of gold, watches and rings, is now at a low mark. The only increase noted in the price of jewelry manufactured from gold
has come from the increase in the labor expended in the making.
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Whether it he a ring for tlie baby of plainest de
sign or with dainty delicate setting or a fine diamond,
you will find it here. We set our diamonds in plati
num. The other day we were told by a diamond
merchant that at least 85 per cent of the jewelers of
the country were unable to handle such work. We
set our stones in platinum right here in Hood River.
We have a iine of Silverware that is unexcelled, sterling silver service and silver plated
ware that can't wear black. Not long ago we stripped the silver from a knife and left it for
two weeks in a lemon. It couldn't turn black.
CUT GLASS
ANO
SILVER
SALT AND PEPPER
SHAKERS
We carry
Libbey's
Cut Glass
in all of the
most pleasing
patterns.
Our big line of Pyralin Ivory
was purchased before the raise.
We are selling at factory prices
of today. Our customers, whatever line of jewelry
they may be interested in, get the benefit of our
buying for three big stores.
FOUNTAIN PENS, EVERREADY PENCILS
PINS, BRACELETS, NAPKIN RINGS,
Watches
Nearly every man prizes
a gift watch. We have
the Waltham and Eltrin
and other makes time
pieces that the man in
his prime today will pass
on to his son.
The Gift Watch is very
appropriate.
A FULL LINE OF WRIST WATCHES
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GLASSES
' How about ypur eyes? If your
vision has become imperfect, you
owe it to yourself to make a Christmas present of a pair
of glasses to yourself. Perhaps you will receive a Christ
mas letter from loved ones far away. What satisfaction
it will be to read it with your own eyes, Our many years
of successful experience in fitting glasses enables us to
offer you a service second to none.
We permit only the best and most perfect to pass over our counters and from
our shelves. We allow no one to undersell us.
W. F. LARAWAY
JEWELER
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Diamonds have been advancing
since 1890. They will never be
lower. Just twice as many dia
monds were mined in 1913 as were
taken from the earth last year.
The most important feature in
the buying of a diamond is the dea
ler you patronize. You must have
absolute confidence in the house
you deal with. For many years we
have been selling stones to people
who know and demand the best.
Every diamond is absolutely backed
by our guarantee that has stood for
a most exacting honest policy for
many years.
CHRISTIAN RATH
GX. R. Cutncr wan a close personal
friend of the late Christian Hath, who
died at Jackson, Mich., not long ftgo
at the a?e of !)(. Col. Rath was pro
vost marshal of Washington and had
cnua of the execution of Mrs. Surratt
and other OODjpifBton involved in the
assassination of President Lincoln.
It is also Interesting to note that S,
F. Hlythe was stationed in Washington
at the time of the Surratt execution.
With Hancock's Veteran Corns, Mr.
Blyths'a regiment stood guiira. around
the arsenal grounds where the gallowa
were constructed.
The following history of Col. Hath is
reprinted from the Jackson, Mich.,
Citizen-l'atriot :
For 46 years Col. Rath kept the
promise he had made not to divulge
the particulars of the hanging until he
should have the permission of the gov
ernment. He was finally released
from his promise anil Mcl'lurc's magi
sine foe October, 1911, contained an
illustrated account of this historic epi
sode in American history so closely re
lated to Jackson through the man who
was provost marshal of Washington it
the time. Col. Christian Rath.
Christian Rath was horn in Freiden
stadt, Germany, October 22, 1881. His!
early days were spent in an BtRKM
phere of militarism and his earliest
connection with the army was with the
little band of revolutionists under Carl
Schurz in 1H48, who rebelled against
the German government. For this
young Rath and his friends were com
pelied to flee the country, and he ran
away to sea to where he followed the
adventurous life of a sailor for aevi ral
year, finally ending his sea life at I
troit on a revenue cutter. It w as litre
that he became a naturalised citisen of
the country whose ideals of liberty he
admired.
Having a sister living in Ann Arbor
he cam, to that city when ! I lived fol
a time, afterwards moving to Ja
with a friend of his. a sailor from the
west. Jack Todd. Todd was the efaam
pion rifle thot of the Pai fie a at, and '
a great friend of Cot Rath.
A short time pfter his arrival in i
Jackson Col. Rath opened a shoe store,
and soon afterwards married Miss hi
line Henry, the daughter of MM el the
pioneers of Jackson, who nioed here
before there were any buildings in the
citv.
At the outbreak of the Civil war the
mission as major by brevet in April,
l.r, from President Andrew Jackson,
"for gallant and ineritorous conduct
before Petersburg." Other commis
sions followed swiftly and honors were
poured upon the gallant soldier. He
was made lieutenant colonel Julv N,
1880) by the president, as hi commus
sion states "for special and efficient
service during the confinement, trial
and execution of the conspirators."
Col. Rath's connection with the exe
cution of-Mrs. Surratt and the other
traitors who planned the death of the
Union leaden.' is B matter of history.
Washington was under martial law at
UN nine oi ineir trial and liiev were
turned over to him. The conspiracy
useii was one oi me most terrilile over
known and was planned lv John Wilkes
Booth,
A Selena, Ala., paper of December,
1m14, opened a subscription fund to ef
fect the assassination of Lincoln, Sew
ard and Johnson, who were bated
throughout the south. The feeling was
so strong that a letter found in tin
Confederate archives from one I. tent.
Alston shows the bitterness felt to
ward Abraham Lincoln better than
anything else.
This Confederate officer wrote Jeff
Davis after Lincoln's reelection, offer
ing to "rid the country of some of her
dead l teat enemies by striking at the
very heart's blood of some of those
who geek to enchain her in alavery. "
This shameless proposal rsi referred
to.the secretary of war and finally sent
to the Confederate adjutant general
endorsed, "for attention."
A little band of malignant secession
ists, consisting of John Wilkes Booth,
an actor of a family of famous play
srs; Louis Powell, alias Payne, a dis
banded rebel soldier from Florida;
George Atserodt,a format eoachmaker,
spy and blockade runner of the Poto
mac; David K. Harold, a drug clerk:
Samuel Arnold and Michael O'LaUgh
lin. Maryland sece ssionist and Confed
erate soldiers, and John H. Surratt,
mat at the boine of Mrs. Mary K. Sur
ratt, 641 H. Street, in Washington, D.C.
At this time Christian Rath was
provost marshal of the city, and since
Washington ems under martial law, he
was brought into intimate connection
with tin conspirators. Booth was the
leader of t no traitors. He was a young
man of 88, strikingly handsome with I
bis pais olive face, dark aeys and ease
and grace - f MUiner inherited from his
Lincoln.
llerold was to aid him as a pace and
minor parts were given Stage carpen
ters and hangers on at the theatre,
many of whom did not understand in
the least what it was all about. On
the noon of April 14. 1866. Booth
learned that the president was to at
tend a performance of "Our American
Cousin," at Ford's theatre that even
ing and immediately plans were
rushed.
All the afternoon, it was flood Fri
day, conspirators were seen riding
madly about Washington and this was
remembered afterward. Booth worked
swiftly. He arranged a bar across the
door of the president's box, he hired a.
swift horse and bad everything ready
for his escape, and a few minutes be
fore Jo o'clock that evening he called
a boy to hold the horse at the stage
door, took a drink of brandy and made
his way swiftly through the crowded
house to the passage leading to the
presidantial box.
At the door of the box be gave his
card ft) the sentry, and SS Ihe was hI
well known actor and favorite in !
Washington, he readily obtained the
permission to enter.
The president's attention, as well as
that of .Mrs. Lincoln and Maj. Rath
bone, who sat beside him in the Flag
draped liox. was deeply engaged with
the play, and Booth's entrance into tin
box was not observed. Noiselessly he
closed the door behind him, fastening
it from the inside by means of tin- bar
which he bad arranged earlier in tha
day when the house was deserted.
As the president's box was right up
on the stage, although at rather too
h i h I distance for the ordinary person
to jump down. Booth had this all
planned; in fact he had planned every
movement long m advance and did not
hesitate a moment. Advancing Into
the box with a revolver in one hand
and a dagger in the other, he shot the
pr, sident through the back, stabbed
Maj. Rath bone, who bad lumped to his.
feel la I vain attempt to frustrate the
I IS in, ami leaped from the DOS t
i be if age bek w. As
spur caught in the
winch hung over the ei
and he fell heavily to t
Secretary Seward was ill and I'avne
made a slaughter house of bis resi
dence without fatally injuring anyone.
Booth and llerold escaped across the
bridge into Mrs. Surratt 'a home and
from there wandered and hid for many
days, afterwards being caught, due no
doubt to Booth's broken leg, at a farm
of a man named Garrett, near Howling
Green, where the mutderer was shot
by lioston Corbett, dying soon after
ward. Ail the conspirators were captured
and brought back to Washington where
t (rare turned over to Col. Chris
tia i Rath. He also had charge of
Hoi lii's body, which was buried under
a .-lab in tne arsenal where the Others
were hung, ilia own story of the
hanging of Mrs. Surratt is as follows:
"1 was detailed by Gen. Hancock,
head of the department of the District
of Columbia, to take charge of the
slayers, when turned over to the civil
authorities, because Washington at
that time was under martial law. A
prison was established at the arsenal
and Gen, John liarranft was given
charge of the prisoners, turning them
over to me.
"I had charge of Mrs. Surratt,
I'avne, llerold, O'Laughlin, Spangler,
Dr. Mudd, Arnold and Atzcrodt. I
never expected to bang Mrs. Surratt.
Gen. Hancock came down the evening
In-fore she was hung and told nie to
1 get ready to hang four, but seemed to
J think ihe would not be executed.
Thursday evening, the day before the
' hanging, Payne w anted to see me, so I
I went down to his cell. He told tne he
I had beard that Mrs. Surratt had been
and it worried
found in her cel-
I lar, although she had denied -knowing
nun.
) sentenced to be hung
' bin, for be'had been fu
leatrical
Booth wi
st, r
Col. Rath's mil
aroused and h
recruiting, enli
Michigan infant
in Co. (i. This
wall regiment
wan sent south
being issued I.
June 17. 1HA2.
With his regiment
fighting and was wo
17, 1862, jn the battl
He received hia next
of first lieutenant, fn
r of
sting vv,th
rv at its orgi
w as the fanv
and with ni
hil first ro
1 Gov. Austi
fe
anatical Seces-,. : i-t.
t be capture a:.d i K
r w n, and had a furi
itmsnt against Lin
i party. After Lin
d Kooth. stung by
went to Canada.
otb created a
I in a futile i
If into the
w hen
move,
he jumped his
American Flag
lee of the box,
he stage, break-
! g. No one knew of his aeci
bovvever, for he leaped to his
shouted: "Sic Semper Tyran-
the state motto of Virginia, and
lek of tin- scenes to the door
his borsi waited for him.
audience was stapMked with sur
For a moment no one coiiUl
but as the news Mashed over
thai the pre Side lit had leen BilBg.
norror
is he
v . re v !
Maj. B
-ti od
.... . i . . i . i-i.i .
li was proven ai ino iriai mat ne
i had been boarding there. After he as
saulted Seward he lay hidden in a
trench until, cold and hungry, here
turned to her house and bid in the
cellar. He bad turned his overcoat in
side out to change his appearance.
'. I'avne told me if he had two'livos to
live he would give one to save Mrs.
Surratt. so with this 1 judged she
I might go fno.
"Hat I eras mi-taken, for there were
four after all. Mrs. Surratt was the
. tirst to die on the gallowa that had
'been erected, and then the traps were
tag beneath jsyna, llerold and At
lerodt. A loldier accompanied each
l tne prisoners into the arsenal
; grounds except in the case of Mrs.
Surratt and she was brought to the
, gallows by a colonel."
census am fig-
URES ON JAPANESE
BSC population in 1910 constituted 1.7
ier cent of the total population com
pared with 2 per cent this year.
In Hawaii the total population of all
races is 225,912, of which 109,289 are
Japanese. The increase in Japanese
since 1910 is 29,598, cr .'!7. 1 per cent,
compared with lH..riti4 or '.i'KA per cent
during the preceding decade.
Japanese number 17,114 in Washing
ton out of a toatl population of 1,856,
621, a gain of 4,186 during the decade,
or per cent. Between 1900 and
1010 the Japanese population in Wash
ington increased 7,I!12 or 1110.2 per
cent.
Japanese in Oregon, when this year's
census was taken, totaled 4,022, of a
total population of 783,88. This was
an increase of 604, or 17.7 per cent,
half the rate of increase for the 1900
1910 decade.
The census bureau's figures disclosed
that on the Pacific coast where females
constituted not more than li per cent of
the Japanese population in any state
20 years ago, women now make up 36.8
per cent of the Japanese total in Cali
fornia, .'it. 7 per cent in Washington and
32.3 per cent in Oregon. In Hawaii
the ratio of Japanese women to men is
nearly doulde that of 1900 and now is
42.7 per cent women.
SORE THROAT
Rati on Throat and
l.c-I Cover Wltb
ti III IK I.
STURPO
VMt UiaPfJCTlNE OINTM1NT
HARM'S N. I.I AKM . DRl GtilS I
he saw heav
-it l.incoh
was earn
i r. afraid of Hooth
ing else and he kept them
Lee's surrender, in an ar
M of the three
, Oregon and
of the
Ccn Kut Margarine
Means Tender Pastry
jMasing tender, flaky pic
crusts is not only an art,
but a matter of ust.g
the right shortening.
Pastry ma e with Gem
Nut fairly meits in your
mouth.
Not a hand tcuchea it
either in manufacture or
packing until you open
the carton.
Order - today.
SWIFT A CO.
MaaafariarrS MaMtf la "ur
I'artlaaS I'laat
to the I'nion lines under the greatet abduct: n sch
difficulty. aia Mai ssnsl
He was appointed on the stutf of was to murde
Gen. Wilcox, acting from October, assigned to rr
1&62, to May, lJ-S. receiving hie com- and Booth i
to murder President jient.
:;i.2n&, or 97.4 per cent. The Japan-J
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THE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
of the
Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion
will be held at
LIBRARY HALL
Saturday, December 4
Contributions already assured will positively make this
one of the most interesting Mazaars ever held in Hood
River.
Visit Library Hall and thus solve your problems of
Christmas Shopping-. Perhaps you have not made a con
tribution. We hereby extend an invitation to do so. Do
not delay.
All contributions should lie sent to Mrs. V. R. Abra
ham, or left at the Library on Saturday morning.
A lunch of coffee and doughnuts will be served
throughout the afternoon of the Bazaar.
The following are Committees of Departments :
.Mrs. II. L Hasbrouck, dry goods.
Mrs. L L Murphy, doll show.
Mrs. J. W. Ingalls, while elephant.
Mrs. A. C. Lofts, country store.
Mrs. A. H. Berry, cooking.
Mrs. F. II. Button, grab bag.
Mrs. V. R. Abraham, candy.
FOR THE KIDDIES. He sure and let them see Mrs.
Murphy tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood with
dolls. It only requires about 20 minutes. The youngsters
will not forgive you if they fail to see it!
Apple Boxes Order Your Supplies
Paper NW
We want Johnathans,
Spitz. Ortleys. New
towns, Arkansas Blacks
and Winesaps for our
middle west demand and can use a few odd varieties to
advar lage.
Consign your frail where it will not be sacrificed at early
prices. We sell in the liest and most stable market in
America.
We expevt s..me buying orders soon for those who WILL
sell.
DUCKWALL BROS.
Phone Odell 59
"The Best for the Middle-West"
Bluestone
Lime
Commercial Job Printing at Glacier Office