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Aberdeen herald. (Aberdeen, Chehalis County, W.T.) 1886-1917, December 06, 1900, Image 6

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If only sweetest bells were rung
Ilow we should miss the minor chimes
I'f only grandest poets sung,
Therc'd be no simple little rhymes;
The modest clinging vine adds grace
To all the forest's giant oaks,
And 'mid earth's mighty is a place
To people with just common folks.
Not they the warriors who shall win
Upon the battlefield a name
To sound the awful din;
Not theirs the painter's deatWess fame;
Not theirs the poet's muse that rings
The rhythmic gift his soul Invokes;
Theirs lint to do the simple things
That duty gives just common folks.
Fate has not lifted them above
The level of the human plane;
They share with nieu a fellow love
In touch with pleasure and with pain.
One great, far-reaching brotherhood,
With common burdens, common yokes,
And common wrongs and common good—
God's urmy of just common folks.
An Unconscious Matchmaker.
OO tell me, old fellow, how on
earth It is possible for such a
metamorphosis to have taken
place. Not a month ago we sat here,
two hardened bachelors, determined to
remain so to the end of our days, and
now 1 find you transformed into a most
devoted husband."
A hearty laugh was the Immediate
answer to this outburst, and Dr. Tren
ton, to whom it was addressed, took a
puff at his pipe before replying.
"Well, you see, Jim," lie said, "I
thought It would be fun to surprise you
thoroughly for once. Hut Delia shall
tell you the story, and you may be sur
prised to learn that you yourself, un
consciously, I admit, made up the
"I suppose it is for penance. Will,
that I am to narrate my own mistakes
and misdeeds to Mr. Allison. Two
months ago I was a stupid little coun
try girl. My eldest brother had sent
for me to keep his house. Our parents
have been dend many years and I had
lived with an aunt. Henry, my brother,
had written me that it would be Impos
sible for him to meet me at the depot,
and that 1 should drive to the Tudor
Flats, where he was living ou the
fourth lioor. My poor brain was cer
tainly in a whirl after my long drive
through the noisy streets. When I ar
rived at the Tudor Flats I walked
bravely up the stairs.
"I know you will laugh at me dread
fully. Mr. Allison, but you must remem
ber that I had never before seen so
many stairs. In my Ignorance I was
unaware that the entresol does not
count; therefore, when 1 arrived at a
lauding where a door was ajar and an
old man servant replying to an Inquirer
the the doctor would not be home until
2 o'clock, I naturally concluded that I
had reached my journey's end, for my
brother also bears the title doctor. To
old .Tames' astonishment I walked
calmly in, saying:
" "The doctor expects me. Please have
my luggage seen to.'
" 'Hut, miss, I don't know,' he ven
tured, "I have the strictest orders never
to allow any one to enter my master's
study during his absence.'
" 'I am the doctor's sister, and he him
self arranged my coining,' I answered,
"With that he admitted me, mutter
ing: 'Never heard about a sister,' Into
the smoky, dusty apartments, which I
assumed to be my brother's.
"Much to James* consternation, I set
to work and dusted furniture and
books, spread a clean cloth on the table,
and prepared a lunch (though James in
formed me 'Master never eats at home')
of fresh butter, home-made bread,
cheese, ham and apples; then decorated
the room with roses and honeysuckle
brought from home.
"To pass away the time, I took up a
book nnd began to read. A note fell out
of this Irnok. My eyes fell on the first
words and my attention was Instantly
attracted. It was slgued Charlie Alli
son, nnd read:
" 'Dear Old Man: So you have decided
to install that awful creature In your
house, though you acknowledge that all
hopes of peace and comfort of your life
will be gone. My dear fellow, do be ad
vised and give up this preposterous
idea. At any rate, don't be surprised if
I cut your acquaintance for the present,
and leave you to enjoy the company of
Miss Delia. Your friend,
"My dear lady," Interrupted Charlie,
"you (lou't mean to say—lt Uil't possible
that any misunderstanding arose out of
that? My dislike and "
"I do ineau to say so," she replied,
laughing; "It was quite possible—in
deed, natural—l should assume that
those words referred to me. I was at
first highly Indignant and then began
1o cry. My resolution was soon formed;
1 would go away at once and not ever
see the heartless brother who had dis
cussed me In such a maimer before my
"Whilerepacklngmy bag I came upon
a photograph of myself. A sudden im
pulse made me write a few words on
the buck of it and leave it on the table.
Then 1 heard steps outside. It was
Henry. 1 thought. He should not ttud
me there. Seeing the door of a small
room open, I slipped in and dosed It
behind uie."
"bet me tell the rest," interrupted the
doctor; "I fancied I was dreaming as
I became aware of the Invitingly sprt ail
tablo; then I noted two covers laid as
if for a delightful tete-a-tete, and upon
my napkin a photograph of the sweet
est face 1 had ever seen. Listen to what
was written under It:
" 'As I am so ugly; as 1 destroy your
peace and drive away your friends, 1
Capital represented by liiin. .$100,000,000
His personal wealth 22,000,000
Copper interests represented 75,tX)0,000
l''irst price paid fur his cop
per mine 35,000
Ilis ntiuiiul wage roll paid.. 5,000,000
His horses cost 1,000,000
His works of art cost 300,000
His private car cost 40,000
His hotel cost 200,(KM)
Ilis personal living cost per
annum 5,000
His annual income was ap
proximately 2,500,000
Marcus Duly graduated from digging potatoes to digging copper nnrf nceumti
lated a fortune of $50,000,000. Henry Viliard rose from reporter to railroad
president, became a Napoleon of finance, lost two enormous, fortunes, and died
a millionaire.
leave you to lunch nlone and shall tind
a homo elsewhere.'
"While puzzling about what this
might moan, I heard a terrific yell from
Delia, my parrot; I opened the store
room door and Delia, my wife, fell Into
my arms.
"After explanations had been made
I restored her to brother Henry as
housekeeper, but claimed her In five
weeks for my own. Now do you be
lieve that you are a matchmaker?"—
Boston Post.
Young Men Invite Fuilurc by E»ay
in«r Unirie I Fields.
Some published fragments of the new
census statistics are very depressing to
the old-fashioned, yet very sensible,
people who have been hoping that the
movement of villagers and country peo
ple to the large cities had been checked.
What is the meaning of the continu
ous rush to the cities? The old expla
nation was that farmers' sons and
daughters wearied of work that was
never finished; they had heard of city
demands for labor and of city wages,
payable always in cash and at stated
dates. They had also heard of city
pleasures, some of which were said to
cost nothing, while others were very
cheap. Hut young people do not con
stitute the whole body of people who
are crowding into the cities, for me
chanics and artisans of all kinds are In
the throng, for In the villages and coun
try districts employment is irregular
and pay uncertain. The more aspir
ing of them hope for the larger oppor
tunities and recognition that the coun
try dares not promise; they know, too,
that such of their children as Incline to
study may become fairly, even highly,
educated In the city without special
cost to their parents. Of the "seamy"
side of city life they know nothing,
for their acquaintances who "went to
town" have not returned to tell of It;
few of them could return If they would.
The few who go back to the old home
steads are the men who have succeed
ed, and In any village such a man In
effect resembles a gold-laden miner
from Cape Nome or the Klondike—his
example threatens to depopulate the
Nevertheless the rural districts are
not going to be depopulated, except
when their soil Is very poor and their
malaria overrlch. A country ward
movement started In some cities a few
years ago and It hns been Increasing In
volume, It may be almost Invisible In
some localities, for 3,000,000 square
miles Is an area so great that any city's
overflow might be lost In It. The men
who are trying scientific farming are
all from the cities and they have car
ried their city Ideas with them. As a
rule, city brain and city money are
suggesting and backing the rural at
tempts to have good roads, pure wat
er, perfect drainage, high farming,
high-grade schools, free libraries and
many other ameliorations of old-time
conditions. Yet In one respect the city
man In the country is a disappointment
to all classes of the dissatisfied, for
when they talk of going to the city he
persistently says, "Don't," ami he sup
ports his advice with a dismal array
of facts and figures.—Saturday Even
ing Post.
The American In Vulvar.
"We must all agree that the American
has beyond other men tin innate respect
for women aud for helpless things,"
writes "An American Mother" In the
I.miles' Home Journal, "lie has usu
ally. too. a wide acquaintance with the
world which hinders him from Intoler
ance ami vanity. He has also a tact
too tine to blurt out unpleasant facts to
his companions, as docs the Knglish
mau, who, quite unprovoked, hurls dis
agreeable truths at you with a ferocity
and a gusto that Is Indecent. A week
with your dearest Kugllsh friends Is
enough to make you iu love with lying.
The dearer you are to them the more
likely ure Umj to talk Incessantly of
Reported the Lincoln-Douglas debates
Reported the first Lincoln campaign.
War correspondent, the Civil War.
Foreign correspondent of American
In 18i!l owned New York Evening
Post and Nation.
In 1875 president Oregon Steamship
Receiver of Kansas Pacific Railroad
Completed in 1883 the Northern Pacific
President Northern Pacific Railroad
President Edison General Electric Com
Chairman in 188!) of the Northern Pa
cific directory.
the mole on your nose, or your vulgar
kinsfolk. The American lias a vivacity
almost French: he gives himself easily
to the occasion: he Is ready to weep ami
laugh with you, and Is sincerely inter
ested in your new bicycle or baby. At
the same time he has something of the
phlegm of the Asiatic, and seldom frets
or grumbles. He sniffs the odors of
foul drains, qunffs typhoid geruis in
Ills water, sits In overheated steam cars
and stands In overcrowded street cars
year afteryear with imperturbable good
"Why, with all these qualities—why
Is lie not a more agreeable fellow? Why,
with all the traits that go to make up
a courtly gentleman—'why Is he vulgar?
Simply because he Is not certain of his
own position. He asserts himself every
moment lest you may mistake him for
an inferior. Tills uneasy self-assertion
is the explanation of all our bad man
ners. I'm as good as you!' Is the secret
thought with which too many of us
meet every fellow-creature."
An Kpitaptl lor I tusk in.
The Loudon Academy has awarded a
prize of one guinea to J. It. Anderson,
Lairbeck, Keswick, for the best in
scription suitable for the proposed me
dallion of John lluskln In Westminster
Abbey. Mr. Anderson's epltnpli Is as
He Taught Us
To Hold
In Loving Ueverence
Poor Men and Their Work
Great Men and Their Work
God and His Work.
In connection with this competition it
Is interesting to quote what ltuskiu
himself smid on epitaphs: "Take care
that some memorial is kept of men who
deserve memory in n distinct statement
on the stone or brass of their tombs,
either that they were true men or ras
cals—wise men or fools. How beauti
ful the variety of sepulchral architec
ture might be, in any extensive place
of burial. If the public would meet the
small expense of thus expressing its
opinions In a verily instructive manner,
and If some of the tombstones accord
ingly terminated In fools' caps, and oth
ers, Instead of crosses nud cherubs,
bore engravings of cats-o'-nine-talls as
typical of the probable methods of en
tertainment In the next world of the
persons not, it is to be hoped, reposing
Key to the Working-Girl's Success.
"Whatever vocation the girl wage
worker settles upon she may as well
accept the fact, llrst as last, that slip
shod performance aud Inadequate
equipment will win no favor, will not
even secure a foothold," writes Marga
ret E. Songster In the Ladles' Home
Journal. "The ranks are everywhere
crowded, and the second-rate work
must go to the wall. In most fields the
supply Is well In excess of the demand,
and only the capable, the efficient, the
competent and the trustworthy may
hope to find their niche. As a grain of
satisfaction let It be adde<l that those
IHJssessed of these desirable qualities,
those who are ready for service and
are responsible In their work, are sure
to be appreciated and will never cease
to be wanted."
"I should like to subscribe to your
paper. Would you be willing to take
It out In trade?"
Country Editor—Guess so; what's
your business?
"I'm the undertaker."—Brooklyn Life.
(■iiards on Kuropean Itoyulty.
Every royal palace In Europe has Its
spcclal private police, who. In one jiulse
or another, are always on the lookout
for suspicions persons.
Knicllnh Public nuiltliiiKS.
The public buildings of England alone
are valued at a sum approaching
A woman Is never so proud as when
her boy voluntarily asks for a fork
with which to cat his pie.
Necennry Waste of Lumber Inn Mn n« ■
moths Over Fifty Per Cent— K«re»try
Department Demun I 1 lint liirorts He
Made to Save Few Kciuaiiiinic Grove*.
! Gilford Piuchot, United States fores
ter, lias issued a pamphlet concerning
the big trees of California which has
| created no little comment through its
endeavors to state clearly and emphat
ically the necessity for the preservation
|of the California mammoths. The
writer protests against the rate at
i which the big trees are being destroyed
! by private owners, pointing out clearly
that the chances of a renewal of the
wonder growths are to be little consid-
I ered.
"Most of the scattered groves of big
trees are privately owned and, there
fore, in danger of destruction," he
writes. "Lumbering is rapidly sweep
ing them off; forty mills and logging
companies are now at work wholly or
in part upon big tree timber. The
southern groves show some reproduc
tion, through which there is hope of
! perpetuating those groves. In the
northern groves the species hardly
holds its own."
In introducing a history of the big
trees, with facts concerning each of the
groves now existing, the writer says:
] "At the present time the only grove
thoroughly safe from destruction is the
Mariposa and this is far from being the
most interesting. Most of the other
groves are either in process of or in
danger of being logged. The very finest
of all, the Calaveras grove, with the
! biggest and tallest trees, the most un
j contaminated surroundings and prac-
ticaliy all the literary aud scientific as
sociations of the species connected with
It, has been purchased recently by a
lumberman, who came Into full posses
sion on the Ist of April, 1000.
"The Sequoia and General Grant Na
tional parks, which are supposed to em
brace aud give security to a large part
of the remaining big trees, are eaten
Into by a sawmill each and by private
timbering claims amounting to a total
of 1,172,870 acres. The rest of the
scanty patches of big trees are In a fair
way to disappear—ln Calaveras, Tuo
lumue, Fresuo and Tulare counties,
they are now disappearing—by the ax.
In brief, the majority of the big trees
of California, certainly the best of
them, are owned by people who have
every right and In many cases every
Intention, to cut them Into lumber."
i elentitte Value of Bis Trees.
Further along these same lines the
value of the big tree Is thus considered:
"The big trees are unique In the world
—the grandest, the oldest, the mast ma
jestically graceful trees—aud if It were
not enough to be all this, they are
; among the scarcest of kuown tree spe
i cles and have the extreme scientific vol
| ue of belug the best living rcpresentu
! tives of a former geologic age. They
i are trees which have come down to us
through the vicissitudes of many cen
turies solely because of their superb
qualifications. The bark of the big tree
Is often two feet thick aud almost uon
coiubustlble. The oldest specimens
felled are still sound at the heart and
: fungus Is an enemy unknowu to it. Vet
| with all these means of maintenance
the big trees have apparently not In
creased their range since the glacial
j epoch. They have only just managed
to hold their own on a little strip of
: country where the climate Is locally fa
i vorable."
Everyone who Is Interested In the big
trees, as everyone must be either from
curiosity, a natural love of the forest
or for scientific reasons, must deplore
tlie destruction of these forests. Every
: one who has visited a forest in any part
■ of the world will regret the destruction
of these Jungles of beauty. Every
thoughtful American Is waking to a
realization of tlie criminal carelessness
with which the forests of this country
have been wiped out. The lumbering
| of the big trees, with Its accompanying
I waste and devastation, seems a partlc
j ularly unnecessary and almost Immoral
Forester Plnchot says of It: "Tbe
lumbering of the big tree la destructive
Ito a most unusual degree. la the first
plncc, the mormon* s!w> nnd welfht of
ttit* tree* necessarily entails very con
siderable breakage when one of them
fall*. Hitch a tree strikes the ground
with a force of many hundred* or even
lhott*nnils «>f tons, so that even slight
I tH-i |mi 111 les lire suHlelcnt to smash the
brittle trunk lit Its upper extremity Into
almost useless fragments. Ihe loss
from this cause Is great, but It Is only
one or the sources of waste. The great
diameter <>r the logs, ami, In spite of the
lightness of the wood, their enormous
weight make It Impossible to handle
tliein without breaking them up. I'or
this purpose gunpowder Is the most
available mentis. The fragments of
logs blown apart la this way are not
only often of wasteful shapes, but un
less very nice Judgment Is exercised in
preparing the blast a great deal of
wood Itself Is scattered In useless splin
"At the mill, where waste Is the rule
in the manufacture of lumber In the
United States, the big tree makes no
exception. This waste, added as It Is
to the other sources of loss already men
tioned, makes a total probably often
considerably in excess of half the total
volume of the standing tree, and this Is
only one side of the matter.
"The big tree stands as a rule In n
mixed forest, composed of many spe
cies. The result of sequoia lumbering
upon this forest Is almost ruinous. The
destruction caused by the fall of enor
mous trees is In Itself great, but the
principal sourse of damage Is the im
mense amount of debris left on the
ground—the certain source of future
tires. This mass of broken branches,
trunks and bark. Is often live or six or
more feet In thickness and necessarily
gives rise to tires of great destructive
power, even though the big tree wood is
not specially inflammable. The devas
tation which follows this lumbering is
as complete and deplorable as the un
touched forest Is unparalleled, beauti
ful and worthy of preservation. As a
rule It has not even had the advantage
of being profitable. Very much of this
appalling destruction has been done
without leaving the owners of the big
tree ns well off as they were before It
Perles of Pamphteta to Be Issued.
The pamphlet which was published
by the forestry division of the Depart
ment of Agriculture Is one of a series
which will be Issued in behalf of the
big trees. The report was prepared for
the Information of the Senate Commit
tee on Public Lands, which was at the
time considering tlie preservation of the
Calaveras and Stanislaus big tree
groves. It Is the first document on the
subject which has ever been published
by the government, strange as the fact
may seem. Prof. \V. It. Dudley, of
Stanford University, who aided with
the work, l's now preparing a more de
tailed account of the big trees and the
big tree groves, which will be published
by the government forestry office. The
pamphlet now out contains an excellent
map of the forests of California, con
taining big trees, together with a de
tailed account of each of the larger
King Oscafr Was His Host.
A story Illustrating the sinipie bon
homie of the King of Sweden and Nor
way Is told by M. Gaston Bonnier, the
botanist. M. Bonnier was botanizing
near Stockholm, when be met a
stranger similarly occupied. The two
botanists fraternized, and M. Bonnier
suggested that they should 'unch to
gether at an Inn.
"No; come home and lunch with me
Instead," said the stranger; and he Ld
the way to the palace and opened the
M. Bonnier was naturally astonished,
but his new acquaintance wa* most
"I'm sorry," he said, "but I happen
to bo the king of tljls country, and this
Is the only place I've got to entertain
anybody In." So they went In r.nd
lunched, aud talked botany together
all the afternoon.
Florida Tobacco.
Florida, according to local papers. Is
becoming one of the great tobacco-pro
ducing States, and the product has been
pronounced In some respects equal to
that of Cuba. Sumatra wrapper tobac
co raised In Florida recently took the
prize at the I'aris exposition over the
A Matter of Taste.
"Beg parilon," said the postal clerk
who had sold her the stamps, "but you
don't have to put a 5-cent stamp on a
letter for Canada."
"1 know," said she, "bwt the shade
Just matches my envelope, you know,"
—Philadelphia Press.
When people say they will do any
thing in the world for you, they mean
about as much as a candidate when be
says his ambition la to serve hla
country and his countrymen.
You can't tell bjr the slxe of th* bill
what the slxe of a ton of coal Is.
It Bounded Knejr When Hi. Wife Pro-
I posed It-Wee Different in Shop.
When the man with the red mustache
started down the stairs his wife ran to
the door and called him back.
"Donald," she said, "I want you to
go Into a hardware store to-day and get
a saw. Don't forget it, please. We need
one lindly."
being an accommodating person, the
man with the red mustache said he'd
get It. He chose I lie luncheon hour a*
the most opportune time for making his
simple purchase. He was in a good
humor and smiled blandly when he
went bustling into the store and said,
"I want a saw, please."
The clerk who had come forward to
wait on him had a merry twinkle In his
eye, and the twinkle overflowed at the
question and spread all over his face
In dimples.
"What kind of a saw?" he asked.
The prospective purchaser began to
perceive what au intricate business the
buying of a saw really Is.
"Why," snid he, "I don't know. Just
a saw. Any kind will do, I suppose."
The clerk sighed. "If you only knew
wlint you want to use it for, perhaps
1 could advise you," he suggested,
"What I want to use it for?" echoed
the limn with the red mustache. "Why,
1 want to saw, of course. At least, my
folks do."
"Saw what?" asked the clerk.
"1 don't know," admitted the non
plussed shopper.
The clerk brightened up again and
led the way to the rear of the store.
"1 will show you a few of the different
varieties of saws we have on hand,"
he said. "Observation and an explana
tion of their uses and prices may assist
you in making a decision. Here's a
metal saw. It Is the hardest saw there
Is. It Is made of highly tempered steel
and will saw Iron, copper, lead and all
manner of metals. It Is small In size
nnd sells for $2 to .$'2.50. according to the
style of the handle, which comes In
beechwood and oak, tlie latter being
more expensive. Is that the kind of saw
you want?"
The man with the red mustache was
sorely perplexed. "No," said he, "I
don't think so. We have no metals at
our house to work on, that I know of."
j "Perhaps you would like a meat
saw?" suggested the clerk. "Steel In
those is of hardly so high a grade, and
I could let you have a good one for a
dollar. But you're not a butcher?"
! The man who wanted a saw shook
his head mournfully and the clerk coa
j tinned.
"There Is a regular kitchen saw for
general utility purposes, which will
cost you only 50 cents. How does that
| strike you? No? Then here's the cab
inetmaker's saw. I can give you a very
I gocd one for $3. Then I have over here
' plumbers' saws, the fine delicate saws
i used by all manner of artificers, and
; the ordinary wood saws which will cost
i you anywhere from 50 cents to $4. In
that hack room we iinve still other va
! relies—the two-man ten foot faws,
■ buzz saws and circular saws. If you
I want to pay a big price you'd better
take one of the latter. I'll give you a
! good one for $50. Would you like to see
| them?"
The man with the red mustache look
j ed about him wondeilugiy.
! "No. thank you." he said. "I never
| dteamed that there were so many dif
ferent kinds of snws. I guess I won't
take any till 1 find out Just what kind
1 want."
The clerk bowed affably. "I regret
being unable to make a sale," he said,
I "but I really thluk that the wiser
.plan."—New York Sun.
Our Overftirnlahed Homes.
"More simplicity In our homes would
make our live® simpler," writes Ed
ward Bok, In a plea for the exercise of
better taste Id furnishing our homes. In
the Ladles' Home Journal. "Many wom
en would live fuller lives because they
would have more time. As It Is. hun
dreds of women of all positions In Ufa
are to-day the slaves of their homes
and what they have crowded Into them.
Comfort Is essential to our happiness.
Ilut with comfort we should stop. Then
we are on the safe side. But we get on
and over the danger line when we go
beyond. Not one-tenth of the things
that we thluk are essential to our hap
piest living are really so. In fact, we
should be an Infinitely happier and
healthier people If the nine-tenths were
taken out of our lives. It is astonishing
how much we can do without, and be a
thousand times the better for it. And
It doesn't require much to test this gos
pel of wisdom. We need only to be nat
ural—to get back to our real. Inner
selves. Then we are simple. It Is only
localise we have got away from the
simple and the natural that so many of
our homes are cluttered up as they are,
and our lives full of little things that
are not worth the while. We have bent
the knee to show, to display, and wo
have lowered ourselves with the trivial
and the useless; and filling our lives
with the poison of artificiality and the
unnatural, we have pushed the Heal,
the Natural, the Simple, the Beautiful
—the best and most lasting things out
of our lives."
Heavy Penalties fur Helling Whisky.
Clmrleu Stelnbrluk, who was convict
ed at St. John, Kan., on forty-nine
connts of selling whisky In violation of
the prohibitory law, was lined $4,0»H)
and sentenced to forty-nine months In
jail. As he cannot pay his line he will.
If the sentence Is carried out, hare to
serve It out In Jail at the rate of 50
cents a day, making bis total sentence
practically thirty years and nine
A hospitable shoemaker has a card
In bis window reading: "Any man,
woman or child can have fits In tbla
A tailor Is justified In giving hla cut*
tomers fits occasionally.

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