A VILLAGE ROOM.
''isle* Th2t O■;3ht to Bs Reproduced In
every Small Town.
.p.iet old New Fnglaud village,
'the main street lined with venerable
<ii'l spicions houses and magnificent
trees, a modest grocery store, a
•l.un h or two and a sober postofflce—
this is old Deerfield, in the Connecticut
'valley Next to the brick church is a
"iittle low building called the "village
room," built in memory of a much
Voved woman who served for many
years in the official capacity of post
mistress of the town, says Jean Paul
3>resser in Maxwell's Talisman.
The village room is worthy of atten
tion, not so much for its architecture
.us for the fact that it serves as an as
sembly hall for the best elements In
She community. It is the common
".meeting place for the sewing circle.
The boys' club and whatever Is, in the
'true ruse of the word, respectable
.in it decent. Ilere is an idea that
■ .rnght to be reproduced in every small
•".own in the country.
This is how it happened in Deerfield.
' JYn y.'nrs ago. v. hen Martha Goulding
' .Vr. t died, tier friends met, ayd the
wish was expressed that there might
*>e some memorial established which
ishould be more practical and vital
"than a stone monument. The scheme
■>f s village clnbroom was suggested.
It met with approval and was at once
adopted. One hundred and fifty or
more of the townspeople, young and
old, gave willing contributions. An ar
chitect, a native of Deerfield, gave his
services. Another friend gave u small
apiece of ground on the main street be
"*>veen the postofflce and the church.
.'When all these preliminaries had been
anade ready the village carpenter did
ithe work of construction. The Martha
troubling Trait memorial is owned by
•ail Incorporated body and controlled
!by a board of seven trustees. A small
•committee of public spirited women
Sake care of tiie building and keep the
TTioai in order. A l'ee of 30 cents Is
charged to cover the expense of fuel
and lights when these are used. The
.key is hung in the postofflce, next door,
■s.roil --my reputable person can at any
use the room for a proper pur
lp*>se. The room is furnished in a
Jiitxuelike way and contains a small 11-
.iur»r> of selected books. Thus by Us
v-'-r.v existence this little hall, standing,
it does, by radiates a certain
: ntioual influence into the couiiuu
I)!\'!FC7IV! STREET PLANTING.
t tiivss Strength and Dignity to the
riie first necessity of rational street
.■.Tee planting is to have the same sort
'if t.ro«' on each side for as great a
• 'lislance as possible, says the Los An
-gpsles Times. One never tires of the
-same tree, no matter how extensive
fiie lines; there are added strength
■iiHil dignity with each successive uiile.
♦>f course a highway with curves or
tsends may bo an exception, but
ss-traight lines of planting should be of
••.bioi». kind only. The continuity serves
Imt to Intensify our appreciation and
fTOjoyment, and the length and regu
lar uniformity become stately with
.Mlvanclng years. The visitor after
acting the general effect for a time
frrglns to study habit, foliage, bark,
tiijwor or seeds and unconsciously be
*3oTnes a student of nature, with the
<aSe<9t that it never altogether leaves
him, and he is born anew.
."iSi-'St to a lack of uuiformlty our
iL'hlef fault in planting streets Is over
wanting A few years ago a niunici
p-ai architect of note was driven down
ZMaimolia avenue, Iliverslde, Cal. In
jenose days the sides were nearly solid
"Vith Immense cypresses. After the
ilrJve, upon being asked what he
thought of the avenue, he remarked,
""It is about as cheerful as driving
fSSxrough a tunnel." Ever since the
fdrinnlng out process has been going
<ob until today you may catch fine
inlaws of the distant mountains. Lat
<-sr -street plantings have been on a
iiUiori rational ujan, though all of the
nWdvr Streets in Ulverslde, as is the
vsase all over southern California, are
tno thickly lined with trees. With
*ich planting all individuality and
laeanty of outline are lost, and the effect
5s little less monotonous than that of
l continuous wall of brick or stone.
Overplantlng has been responsible
•for a great majority of the objections
uniformity of sorts, for if each side
;»f the street presents a solid mass of
fijllage and you can see nothing be
a change of color and form Is
i.«rtalnly pleasing. Street planting
■siwuld never shut out all glimpses of
r.ne adjoining or distant landscape.
Wherefore it is pertinent to remark
■M»at all street tree planting in south
■ 'tu California is overdone.
.Active Improvement Club of Value.
Wo village life is really at its best
■tinlrss it include.; an active, well con
flicted society, association or league
pledged not only to the preservation of
wsi.sting natural beauty." says Village
.uiziiie, "but to the encouragement
«m. vliutever may add to the charm of
fhir v.ll.ige. It is not only the village
a.st i'!'ice to i! I! in that benefits by
Uverj i.r'' i :<■ .1 receives his re
rr.n 11 iji an •: re.: 1 appreciation of
b> *. . 3 that u Ig it otherwise be passed
v*alue of Murvopal Football Team.
The novel j» - ; os:.i has been made
"Ivj i tlie town • m vil of Tunbridge
»- », in J'- . should support a
Steal prof . lotball team by
ng :> i ' rate for the pur
, "•:vs ) • :i Tit-Bits. It Is
nc« j«h* * r.t •» supported foot
-3a . r-j wnu' l ; " t visitors to the
"ci"* i mid so ' y repay the ralo-
Three Queer Thing*.
The curious things which ocrtir In
the world on a pi von day would no
doubt If collected excite the wonder of
[he most incredulous. Yet In a single
newspaper there was recently found
an account of a woman who was
guilty of so infamous a proceeding as
going to sleep at a shop while the as
sistant was In the act of showing her
some dress stuffs, accompanying the
exhibition with the usual eloquence of
The second related the acuteness of
two tramps who conceived the idea of
going to a fancy dress ball in their
ordinary attire. As may be imagined,
they devoted the best part of their
time to a serious inroad on the re
sources of the supper room, much to
the amusement of the whole party.
»vho naturally thought they were
guests who had been invited to the
entertainment and who. having made
themselves up with exceptional skill
for their assumed parts, were carrying
out the idea of the characters they
represented for the purpose of the jest.
The third story was that of an ab
sentminded young woman who was
playing with a pair of scissors and
proceeded to trim off her eyebrows
quite unconscious of what she was
Benton and Barton.
In the "Thirty Years In the United
States Senate." by Thomas Ilart Hen
ton. Missouri's famous United States
senator, there Is scant mention of Hen
ton's colleague from Missouri. David
Barton. The only place in which his
name occurs is where Senator Benton
gives the roll call of the senate, and
Barton's name of course Is therein
contained. Benton undertook to pun
ish Barton by ignoring him and thus
relegate the first United States sena
tor from Missouri to oblivion. Barton
had brought about Benton's election to
the senate. Barton was first named by
the legislature, and there was a long
contention as to the second senator
ship. Finally Barton's friendship for
Benton brought about Benton's elec
tion. Later the two quarreled over the
appointment of an Indian agent In the
far west and drifted further and fur
ther apart. Finally the relations be
tween the two senators became such
that they scarcely spoke to one an
other when they met.—Kansas City
The Injured One.
A gentleman owning a sugar estate
In Demerara went out to visit it for
the first time. The ilay after his arrival
he stood watching the punts bringing
the cane home. A young negro boy
who was driving the mules, wishing to
increase the speed of them, struck one
of them with his whip. The mule
promptly responded by launching out
with his heels and dealt the boy a kick
on the head which stretched him on
the ground, where he lay rubbing his
woolly pate on the spot where the kick
had been received.
"Is he hurt? Is he hurt?" cried the
planter in alarm. A full grown negro,
hearing the expressions of concern,
sprang forward hastily and, raising the
mule's heels, shouted out:
"No, boss! That mule him walk
tendah fo' a day or two, but him no
hurt!"— Chambers' Journal.
The First Reporter.
The modern reporter harks back to
the reign of Queen Anne and to the
unknown scribe who attempted to tell
the public the secrets of her parlia
ment. He had a hard time of It, for
parliament wished to keep its secrets
to Itself. In 1728 nn order was passed
"that It Is an Indignity to and a breach
of the privilege of this house for any
person to presume to give in written
or printed newspapers any account or
minute of the debates or proceedings;
that upon discovery of the authors,
printers or publishers of any such
newspapers this house will proceed
against the offenders with the utmost
severity." During the famous Wilkes
case In 1772 the reporters won the vic
tory which they have since held with
out dispute.—New York American.
When the Lights Went Out.
Almost every speaker has had the
experience of the house becoming to
tally dafrU because of the failure of the
electric lights. Here Is such nu expe
rience by one lecturer. It was In Pitts
burg; the audience was a Hebrew so
ciety. When the lights went out, the
lecturer waited a moment and then
said, "We will proceed anyway, for 1
Htlll have the Israel-lites." It was the
hit of the evening.—Lyceumlte and
A Great Secret.
At some of tlie English country fairs
a "great secret" is sold In sealed en
velopes at twopence apiece. Here Is
the secret: "N<*ver buy an article be
fore examining 1L If you had known
this before, you would not have puld
twopence for this worthless envelope
when you could get more than two
dozen good oi»?s for the same price."
A Thackeray Slip.
Thackeray asked Lowell to point out
candidly any error of Queen Anne
ftngllsh In the novel "Henry Esmond."
I.owell asked if people used at that
time the phrase "different to."
"Hang it all!" crleil Thackeray. "No,
of course they didn't."
Singleton—Your wife appears to be
nn unusually thoughtful woman. Wed
derly—That's what she is. Why, you
couldn't imagine half the tilings she
thinks when 1 am detained downtown
Nothing makes a woman prouder !
than to be able to refer to her "old
nurse."—Chicago Record-Herald. j
ABERDEEN HERALD, MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1908.
In tt«e matter of friendship I hare
observed it disappointment arises
chiefly not from liking our friends too
-.veil or thinking of them too highly,
but rather from an overestimate of
iheir liking for and opinion <>f us, and
that if we guard ourselves with suffi
cient scrupulousness of care from er
ror in that direction and can lie con
tent and even happy to give more af
fection than we receive we may man
age to go through life with consistency
and coustaucy. unimbittered by that
misanthropy which spriugs from revul
sions of feeling.—Charlotte Bronte.
His Pleasant Expression.
Discussing the training of dogs at a
recent club meeting an authority on
canines said: "Yes. training is an art.
The simplest appearing of canine per
formances is, properly understood, o
difficult thing. It looks easy, but it Is
hard, and thus it is like the man at the
photographer's. This man, sitting for
his portrait, said impatiently to the
artist, 'Well, have I goM»<w the pleas
ant expression you desire?' 'Yes, thank
you,' said the photographer, 'that will
do nicely.' 'Then hurry up,' growled
the man. 'It hurts My 'fiice.' *'
Street Beggars of Bombay.
If the clothes of au 'ordinary beggar
In Bombay were Searched cooked foot!
isutlicient to satisfy at least live per
sons would he found, stowed away In
different places. Itis.wvH that
these beggars are regular venders of
food. They eat as muclV as they can
and sell the rest. A Bombay street
beggar is a well to do individual and
sends home weekly a postal order ol
10 or 15 rupees. One of the fraternity
was overheard saying to a brother pro
fessional that he had done badly that
day. having "earned" only 2 rupees
and 4 annas.
A Japanese Woman cf Fashion.
A Kobe newspaper gives the cost of
the wearing apparel of a Japanese
woman of fashion. She wears $13.80
worth of clothing under her kimono,
which costs $25. The obi costs anoth
er $25. Numerous tying parapherna
lia sum up to $17.50, and a set of foot
gear amounts to $0. Combs and hair
pins, ornamented with gems, cost $245;
a shawl, $7.50; a diamond neck clasp.
$150; handkerchiefs, 25 cents each; a
gold watch, $150 —about $018 in all for
a season. A middle class woman wears
about $150 worth of clothing each year,
according to the same newspaper.
In these days of competition, busi
ness doubts and suspicions are largely
carried into private life, as a well
known lawyer found to his cost. lie
said sadly to his wife on his return
home one night:
"People seem very suspicious of me.
You know old Mneey? Well, I did
some work for hiin last month, and
when he asked me for au account this
morning I told him out of friendship
that I wouldn't charge him anything.
Ho thanked mo cordially, but hinted
that he'd like a receipt all the same."
Her Record as a Nurse.
The principal physician in the towu
was one day hurriedly called to the
minister's house and, finding the min
ister seriously ill, recommended the
services of a trained nurse. The min
ister's wife believed that she was fully
capable of nursing him herself aud to
convince the doctor of her ability said,
"I nursed my father till he died, 1
nursed my mother till she died, aud
I nursed both my sisters till they
"But," interrupted the doctor, "don't
you see, they all died?"
"Say, old chap, lend me a dollar, will
After complying the lender suddenly
has his memory refreshed.
"Look here!" he declared to the bor
rower the neift moment. "Come to
think of it, I lent you a dollar over a
year ago and you never returned ltl"
"That was odd."
"What was odd?"
"Dollar No. 1." 1
"What of It?"
"Well, this is dollar No. 2; that
makes it even. Savvy?"
What's Geography Good For?
This is from the philosophy of a
mother who berated a teacher In the
Nixon school for not promoting her
daughter because the latter was defi
cient in geography.
"Teacher, you don't know it all, 1
guess," said the irate matron. "I wish
it that my daughter gets through school
so she gets a man. Never miud about
the geography. Just promote her with
"Why, my other daughter, she didn't
know geography, and she got a man.
Aud you know all about geography,
and you aiu't got any man at all. What
is this geography good for? See that
my daughter gets through school."—
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Some Missing Ones.
What bus become of the old fashion
ed boy who read "Plutarch's Lives?"
What lias become of the old fashioned
political leader who told the people
whut was best for them before he
found out what the people wanted?
What has become of the old .fashioned
mother who preferred the society of her
babies to clubs? What has become of
the old fashioned mother who reared
fourteen children, by the way? What
has become of the old fashioned girl
who thought betrothal as sacred as
inarriugo? What has become of the
old fashioned man who knew how to
mind his own business? What has be
some of the old fashioned father who
was a companion for his boy?— Colu
mbia (Mo.) Herald.
Choice Inside ResidencellCorner
Wishkah end Park Sts.
A Bargain If Taken at Once
J. J. CARNEY,
408 East Wishkah Street
The Herald, Twlce-a-Week, Tells It All
Demo ratio Party of
State of ttlashington
Notice is hereby given that at a
meeting of the Washington State
Central Committee of the Democratic
Party, regularly called and held at
the Hotel Tacoma, in (lie City of Ta
coma, State of Washington, on the
Stli day of January, 190S, at which
meeting a majority of the counties
of the state were represented by the
regular elected members of the
Washington State Democratic Cen
tral Committee, the following reso
lutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That a delegate conven
tion of the Democratic Party of the
State of Washington be and is hereby
called to meet at Spokane, Washing
ton, on the 18th day of May, 1908,
at 11 a. m., for the purpose of elect
ing ten (10) delegates to represent
this State at the National Democratic
Convention to be held in the city of
Denver, Col., on the 7th day of July,
190S, to nominate candidates for
President and Vice President of the
United States and to transact such
other and further business as may
properly come before the said Con
It is Further Resolved, That the
basis ol' representation at the State
Convention above provided for shall
be two delegates from each county
and one delegate for each fifty votes
cast for the average vote in each
county for the Democratic candi
dates for judges of the Supreme
Court for the state of Washington at
the election held November 6, 190G,
in said state and the major fraction
thereoi; the various counties in this
call ueing entitled to the number of
delegates as follows:
Adams 14Lewis 22
Asotin BLincoln 21
Benton SMason C
Chehalis 2tiOkanogan ....14
Chelan 11 Pacific 9
Clallam SPierce 49
Clarke 12San Juan 3
Columbia ISSkagit 20
Cowlitz 12Skamania 3
Douglas lOSnohomisli ....30
Ferry 9Spokane 73
Franklin SStevens 20
Garfield SThurston 17
Island 3Wankiakum .. 4
Jefferson GWalla Walla ..23
King 97Whatcom 2S
! Kitsap uWhitman 39
Kittitas 1." Yakima 28
| Klickitat ..... 9
A. R. TITLOW, Chairman.
CARL D. ESHELMAN, Secretary.
A Ion? list of satisfied patrons Is the
! fading advertisement of the Herald
Prlntery. From *. car ticket to a fall
j -hiiot postor. We ask to figure oa yow
I work. _
A Choice Home
A well built, convenient dwelling, four blocks
from postoflice, on high ground, has been listed with
me to sell, and, if a desirable home at a very modest
price is wanted, it will sell.
The house contains 8 rooms, bath, electric and
gas light, pantry aad wood house, has sanitary plumb
ing throughout and is on au improved street.
For particulars and terms see
S. K. BOWES
With. Patterson & Locke Co.
214 South G St. Phone 791
Grand Theatre e - b - bemn ' *sl-
Wednesday, March 11, 1908
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_ __ _ ■
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All the beauties of a pastoral play.
As many laughs as a farce-comedy.
Presented by a strong company.
Something entirely new. (
Every Woman should see this phy
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Prices : 25c, 38c, SOc, 7So
408 EAST WISHKAH ST.
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