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VALUE OF GOOD ROADS Mow They Increase Home Trade in the Bad Weather Season. ADVICE FROM A NEW DRUMMER tie Tolls the Local Merchant Why Business Is Dull During the Winter snd Spring—Farmers' Wives Buy Through the Mail. The new drummer entered the olllee ot tho Grand Central hotel with a acun i on his face and several smother ed imprucaUons Just Inside his lips. lie iULii the appearance ot ! a man who tti.uHil to use extremely hot language, or. the sight of the Methodist church Jtii-c across the way and the llaptist 'l .rch down the street restrained him. J,: • I r words, he was swearing mad. K was really an old drummer, though new to this particular town. Tiii.s was tho tirst time he had "made" i ; uv. The drummer had come in j > i ul ;rom tiie county seat, twenty j away, in a spring wagon hired iitiui tho livery stable. 'Ills two sample trunks were in the back part of the %vu;,'.m. They were splashed with mud. riicre was mud even on tho seat cush ion. un.l the (hummer's clothes were yellow with mud. The driver's ap parel was simply caked with it, but he 7!" 110: appear to mind a little tiling tii.it. He was used to it. The horses also were caked with mud, and i±e wheels of the vehicle carried sev eral pounds each of tho yellow sticki ness. "Well. I never!" ejaculated the drum mer as he wiped the mud from his fingers before taking up the pen to reg ister his name. "This is the worst I ever struck. Why don't you folks around here build some decent roads? Tou've got plenty of material right at Siaiul. There's rock enough along the roadside to make the iluest roads In the land if you would only put it where Jt will do tho most good." "Oh, wo dou't worry," said the hotel clerk, marking room No. 23 opposite the new guest's uame. "We've put up with muddy roads from tho beginning iiij got along fairly well, and I reckon •ve can continue to navigate." "Navigation — Unit's tho row, all right," said the drumnYer. "You ought to hire bouts luistead of wagons in this section. Why, some of tho places wo came through today would iloat a The local newspaper editor was oil! tilling by the desk. 110 smiled KTimly. "I've been preaching good roads to the people of this neighborhood for years," he said, "but they don't seem to take to the Idea. They are pretty ? «.id people, too, but they've formed the habit of putting up with mud lu the muddy season and don't kick much. .[L v say their fathers were content to drive through the mud when necessary or stay at home till the roads dried out, and they think they ought to be content to do the same." "Huh!" the drummer grunted. "How's business hero in the winter and spring?" "Mighty poor," replied tho dry goods merchant—"mighty poor, for a fact People out in the country don't seem to do any trading except In summer." "When the roads are good," contin ued .he drummer. "I thought as much —that is, they don't do much trading sriiii you here In town. But country pei .'le are always buying something sot.e\v'here when times are as good as they are now. That you may put down as .. fa< t. Where do they buy from?" "Well, certainly not from me," said the merchant. "Of course not, because the women can't get Into town. It's the women wtio do most of the buying. You know that. The farmers' wives come to town only once a month or so during the winter, owing to your miserable yoads. They do buy things, though, an.l I fin give you a little tip. They i»uy them by mail. They read these large and luscious catalogues sent to them by the big e!ly mall order Arms, and they order through the catalogues, X>ld it ever occur to you that if you iiacl decent roads you would get a much larger winter trnrle from the country? No? Well, think it over. I have Just boon reading some figures. Tho stato of lowa, for Instance, has 2.23),000 population. It has 100,-no allies of public roads—what they call Toads—but only 150 miles are of mac adam and passable every month in ithe year. What do you think of that? Then tako Missouri. That state, ac cording to these figures, has more than 3,000,000 people, with lio.ooo miles of jMitiic roads. It has only about a thou sand mill's of well built highways. Illinois Is still worse c■ ft* fur good roads. Most of tho states lino up just about tho same. Whit can you expect?" "It's a new idea," said the merchant L.wltlj', "and I'm going to think it over and talk It over with some of the other town people. We've been think ing our editor here Is a good roads crank, but I'm Inclined to tho opinion now that he has more common sense than the rest of us." m*RR .TOYCE. Attractive Store Fronts. Since the invention of plate glass the outside appearance of shops and stores Tins been pr'at';* Improved. The first Smpression Is Important. Many persons are ntt-: et« 1 to i f.. -e by the ta«tefu! Arrangement of the show windows. i*lnto glass is now so cheap that it is Sn general use, and the merchant who tj dt'.iw trade with the old fa;h small pane windows, as some still do. loslnar an opportunity. Next ■io grod :iew. paper advertising, a tasty aht '.v window brings business. There's notiii.-i,' liko patting on a good front I Call up Townsend, i I i ! I When in need of Ice Cream put up | in any quantity. Special prices to ji Lodges and Societies ... j? ; | ! ij _ I PURE i ICE CREAM [ i ' | Is the Best. Country Trade solic | ited. Mail Orders will receive our [i l prompt personal attention - - \ i When The— When tho girl Is in the hammock And the dew Is on the grass; When the tossing clover blossoms Nod sedately as you pass, Then you linger In the twilight Till you settle by her sido. And you watch the stars appearing On the flood of eventide. When the girl Is In tho hammock And the moon Is In the sky; When the summer breexes whisper As they loiter Idly by. Then la life a Joyous Hot, Brimming tull of sweetest bliss— Thru the stars are winking slyly At the echo of a kiss. Looked Inexpensive. "He never suspected that his wife's clothing would cost so much." "Of course not. He first met her In a bathing suit." Classified. "Is the lobster a fish or an animal?" "Well, not exactly either. Your genuine lobster is a bird." PERT PARAGRAPHS. Few personally know what It is to be strictly honest, but all are dead willing to watch tho other fellow try. The things that they don't know are often a source of great gratification to some people. It Is at least a compliment to your ability when a lot of lies are told about you. Being popular is pleasant, but is apt to be expensive. When Cupid and Mammon desire to form a merger they sometimes have to await the action of the divorce court. At the best only one side of a get rlch-quick scheme is cold plated. Probably marriage wouldn't so often be a failure if men did not give up so quickly trying to understand a woman. Every man who has the dollar mark on his purse had the collur marie on Md neck. i BL 408 EAST WISHKAH ST. II TEL. 3541 When a strong bodied man mar ries a strong minded woman there ought to be always some thing doing In their locality. Borne people pride themselves on their master ly Inactivity, but it Is often too In active to be so very masterly. ABERDEEN HERALD, MONDAY. JULY 15. LOOT Q The National Photo Company J. ANTONIUS, Manager Is now open for business. All work is done up-to-date in real Portraits, Views and interiors. Please call and be convinced, 111 W. Heron St. In German Hotel When Your Eastern Friends doubt your tales of this country, send them Photographic Views ."300 views of the Grays Harbor country for sale at MacKenzie's Photo Co. Opposite P. O. WE HAVE MOVED MacLaffertv & Sons To 311 EAST WISHKAH ST. Painting and Paper Hanging, Doors and Sash, Window- Shades, etc, - - - Telephone 3912 Aberdeen Soda and Bottling Works High Grade So«lu aml.Mliteral Water* (>lnHKwar« and liar Supplies 400-2 West Heron St., Cor. M St. All Orders Delivered Free in Aberdeen and Hoquiam. AUEM'S: <>I\ni|iia Itrewliig Co , Pacific Krewiiig & Mailing Co., Aulti uaer-ltuscli Kuttiv Iteer. Established 1896 Time Tried and Fire Tested Patterson & Locke Co., Incorporated. General Insurance Agents. Telephone 79 1 214 G Street A. f : . COATS, I'rcj. J. H. HEWITT, Sec. J. P. MORGAN, Trcas. NINEMiRE PACKING COMPANY Wholesale and Retail BUTCHERS AND PACKERS BKEF, PORK, MUTTON. VEAL. ETC. Xiiicntirc Packing Co. Moiitcsano. Aberdeen Transcontinental Machine Company Park anil Oak Streets, Portland, Oregon Mechanical and Electrical Novelties Musical and Talking Machines W. W. WRENN, Resident Agt., Office 317 l /i East Market Street. Telephone 1544. HARPER RYE Handed down from sire to son; famous for three genera tions as Kentucky's best; famous now as the best in the world. For Sale by Fml Hewett IIUMBOLDT SALOON 313 South F Street. Aberdeen, Wash. R. W. BRYAN BICYCLE & AUTO REPAIRS New and Second Hand Wheels Bicycles for Rant Fishing Tackle, Guns, Pistols, Sporting Goods Gunsmith Locksmith Expert Repairing of Intricate Machinery a Specialty. 412 E Wishkah St. Tel. 3544 a PALM THEATRE :BILLY McDONALD. Proprietor and Manager SWELLEST Vaudeville Show House On the Pacific Coast ® Dancing Every Evening ® Completely Equipped and UP-TO-DATE GYMNASIUM In Connection Keep Tooting We want your attention—that's why we keep tooting our horn. We have the things to back tip the noise we are making, and we believe you'll be willing to say so yourself after you examine the offerings. SHELLY BROTHERS, Grocers 313 E. MARKET STREET. TELEPHONE 474. THE HERALD TELLS IT ALL.