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semi-Weekly Aberdeen Herald. fi!ouriied everv Monday and Thursday J*<». J. UAKNEY, Kililor and Proprietor ""Elite" : at the pnst-offlce at Aberdeen, Wash., as aecond-OIMS mail matter srHS''UIPTION HAT ICS. t j 00 «ne >' tar ion Six months Otic year, rash I" ad. ante.. 150 The Herald is the oldest paper on Gr;.>r rtarbor, and has a larger circu lation than any other paper in Chehalis countv. Advertising contracts are based upon this claim ot circulation, and all money due on contracts execu te J under this statement, will be for te't-<d if the statement be not absolute y true. THE MEW WISCONSIN RAILROAD LAW. The theory of the new law seems to be that the rail roadß have their experts with yeais of experience in making rates a.id handling truffle; but that no body of men, however expert, can be trustel in all case" and at all times to use their uncon trolled [lower, upon which the wealth and prosperity of the state depends, in a manner fair and reasonable. On the other hand, no body of men selected by the state can have the expert qualifica tions and the detailed information that come from daily contact with the pro blems. On this account, the rates made by the railroads are in effect held to be, prima facie, reasona'de and lawful. This is a radical distin -tion from the laws in those States which require the commis sion to fix a complete schedule of rates, the evident assumption there being that the road's rates are, prima facie, unlaw ful aivl unreasonable. These rates in Wisconsin, however, may be challenged, hut the burden of proof is npon the complainant to show that they are unreasonable. The rail road commission is the board of review to investigate the complaint, with all the powers over witnesses, books, and testi mony intrusted to a court of record. It gives the railroad company and the com plainant ten days' notice of a hearing; upon which, if it find proof that the rate is "unreasonable or unjustly discrimina tory," it fixes a reasonable rate, and its order takes effect of its own force in twenty days after service on the railway officier. Thenceforth, the legal situation is reversed. The rutes fixed by the com sion now in turn become, prima facie, lawful and unreasonable, and the bur den of proof is upon the railway com pany if it goes into court and asks that they be overruled. Upon the several steps involved in these provisions the contest in the senate cummittee, where the principal struggle occurred, f was pro longed and intense, at d it is most re markable that, starting with opposing views, that committee reported a bill un-1 animously which then was unanimously adopted by both houses and signed by the gov 'rnor. The first step in the controversy related to the source of complaint against the rates or regulations of the roads. The companies contended that only ship pers were affected, and that they only should be entitled to enter complaint. But it was shown that public interests were involved, and that all localities might be injuriously affected. Conse quently, the law entertains complaints "of any person, fitm, corporation, or association, or of any mercantile, agri cultural. or manufacturing Bociety, or of any bo;!y politic or municipal organiza tion." A railroad itself is permitted to make complaint against another railroad, and there is n> thing in the law to pre vent the commission from raising the rates of a road that is restoring to a de structive rate war. —From '"The La Fol lette Railroad Law in Wisconsin," by John It. Commons, in the American Monthly Review of Reviews for July. ELIMINATE THE GRAFTER. Not many years ago the word "graft" conveyed the idea of illegal perquisites of politicians, and its use was almost en tirely confined to the sphere of polities, rudav graft has invaded the industrial and commercial channels of our national life until the »\oid lias a universal appli cation. It may mean any one of a mul titude of corrupt practices, hut seldom is it given its true categorical place among the must detestable of crimes. The grafter is a curse neither new nor unique in character, but he is emphatic ally more pernicious now than ever be fore in this country. He infests our political system from the humble town ship board to the very doors of the cabi net room «nd in the business world he is in evidence in almost every department of its activities. From the mere fact that many of the devotees of grafting are j inen of pseudo-commercial and political respectability and that punishments of i he crime are all too rare, a certain color uf legitimacy has been given to this form of stealing that exerts a baneful influ ence upon the youth of tha land. Those who practice grafting are neces sirily covert, sly and ndroit in escaping with a false reputation for escaping de t 'Ction. This invests the grafter with a f dse reputation for business sagacity. ' Be smooth and get all you can, but keep out of jail," is the watchword of the crpft. The only tiling wrong about the business among the grafters them selves is when pome bungling amateur fails to cover his tracks ami is caught and punished. Such an unlucky wight is execrated alike by the public and by the profession. Until the grafter becomes generally regarded as a eommeicial porchclimber and pickpocket we cannot hone to elim inate this type of pest from our affairs. Our young men mu-t be taught that the grafter is no better than a common thief. Then and not until then will grafting be come unpopular among those pliant souls who burn with the fever for getting rich quick, and who are prone to look npon grafting ns a "gentleman's game."— Walla Walla Union. DELINEATOR FOR AUGUST. From the standpoint of fashion the August Delineator is a most attractive number, nortraying the midsummer styles in all their charm and variety; and it contains, besides the fashions, many features of interest to the general reader and piactical householder. The first chapters of a new real Bt- ry by Helen M. Winslow is an item of note; it is called "At Spinster Farm" and relates ttie actual experience of a woman who for sook the busv city for the countryside and found there real peace and happi ness. "The Lucky-Piece" is continued, and there are also short stories by Cyrus Townsend Brady and Lynn Roby Meek ins Of general interest are articles on "Old-Fashioned Timepieces," and "Old- Time Summer Resorts," and on Martin Luther's famous hymn, "A Mighty Fort ress la Our God." Mothers will find Dr. Murray's paper on "Feeding the Child" well worth reading, and for the children themselves there are entertaining stories and pastimes, including an "Animal Fairy Tale" by L. Frank Baum. and housefurniehiug ideas and suggestions in cookery and ether housewifely matters complete the number, which is of much interest throughout. RAILROAD PASSES. All honor to Gov. Hanly of Indiana for the firm stand he hae tuken against pass bribery. He declared himself against it at the beginning of his administration, when he refuted to accept passes; and now he announces his intention of break ing up the system. In an address at Terre Haute on the fith he stiid: "Dur ing the three and one-half years that re main of my administration I intend to make the acceptance of passes so dis tasteful that an honest man will not wish to accept one and a dishonest man will not dare. It is said that many hon est officials accept the passes, but the argument is a poor one, for it is an ad mission that many dishonest ones do likewise. The paseen are said to be gratuitous, but if the returns to the cor poration were not Eatiwfactory at the end of the year, the passes would be cut off. The fact that passes stop when officials retire from public office shows that the passes are given to the office and not to the man." Another step has been taken looking to tie establishment of the silk industry on Puget bound upon a permanent and representative basis. While the initial experiment made at Bellingham did not prove wholly successful, that result was due more to the lack of capital employed than to any drawbacks of a serious or permanent character, while the machin ery employed will constitute a nucleus of the new enterprise, which is leported to be financially able to carry the project through. The undetlying conditions of climate, markets and freight rates are claimed to be favoiable for the prosecu tion of the silk manufacturing industry there, and the development of the work of the new concern to be launched at Bellingham will be watched with in terest. Five special agents will be sent by the department of commerce and labor to investigate trade conditions in foreign countries. These men are all experts in particular lines and their reports are ex pected to be of value, fully justifying their selection and the expense incident al to their mission. Secretary Metcalf has prepared instructions forthem which require a full and complete investigation into American trade with the countries to be visited, what proportion of the trade is shared by the United States and what methods are deemed of value to increase this trade. That it is possible to hold shingle prices at a reasonable figure and also to restrict the cut of the mills to the actual demand of the market is being demons trated by the shingle manufacturers of British Columbia. Two selling com panies are now said to be handling the entire output of the mills of the province. Only as many shingles are made as are required for the trade, and they are allotted according to the capacity of the mills. Q CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS Oj M Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. U| El Un ia time. Sold by drutciits. El ABERDEEN HERALD. THURSDAY, JULY 13. I<>os IKE EMBOLIC ROUTE TOO TIKf i) TO LIVE, AND WANTED TO DIE. Signs Washington Hotel Register as Ralph lloyt, Chicago. Believed to be Charles Nichols, of Portland. Dies at Grays Harbor Hospital at Pour O'clock This Morning. On Saturday of last week a nice ap pearing young man, apparently 30 years of age, anil bearing the earmarks of a traveling man. registered at the Wash ington I'o i'l as "l'alph Hoyt, Chicago." Nothing special was noticbd about him around the hotel, other than the fact, rather remembered later, that he seemed woriied, and wanted to be alone, and sought no society. About 3:30 o'clock yesterday after noon, Mrs. Grillin, wife of iVanager Grillin, of the hotel, heard a strangling noise coming from the room occupied by the supposed Hoyt. Help was summoned and it was discovered that the unfortn nate man had taken carbolic acid with suicidal intent. He was removed to the Grays Harbor hospital, where he died at 4 o'clock this morning. Among the suicide's eflects were found letters showing his name to be Charles Nichols, and that he was employed as collector. Before taking the fatal dose he wrote, in a large, excited hand, the following, covering 23 sheets of the Washington hotel paper: "Good bye! Darling Angel, Baby Amanda! Amanda Nichols, 514 East Oak street, Portland, Oregon. The sweetest angel that ever lived—Good bye—l loved you beyond everything else, but I was weak. My debts were more than E could bear. For give me, darling angfl! Oh! how I hate to die, I love you so! I have longed so for you, honey! Good bye, sweet angel. From youis." From there on over ten pages were written in a similar strain, expressing a wish in one place to meet his angel in tyirit if not in body. The unfortunate man wound up with a statement that he had not slept for two weeks, and wanted to die. A Touching Story is the saving from death, of the baby girl of Geo. A. Eyler, Cumberland, Md. He writes: "At the age of 11 months, our little girl was declining in health, with serious throat tiouble, and two physicians gave her up. We were al most in despair, when we resolved to try Dr. King's New Discovery for con sumption, coughs and colds. The first bottle gave relief; after taking four bottles She was cured, and is now in per fect health." Nevei fails to relieve and cure a cough or cold. At Red Cross Pharmacy; 50c and $1.0 i) guaranteed. Trial bottle free. t SPECIAL ELECTION. Notice of Special School Election to vote Special Tax. Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held at No. East VVishkah street Aberdeen, in School Dis trict No. 5, of Chehalis County, State of Washington, on the 29th day of July, 1905, for the purpose of determining whether a special tax of 2 mills on the dollar shall be levied upon all taxable property in said School District, for the purpose of Furnishing Free text books. Those in favor of said tax levy will vote "Tax, yes those opposed, "Tax, no." The polls will be open from 1 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock I*. M. By order of the Board of Directors. Dated this 10th day of July, 1905. (Signed) W. K. Macfari.ane, I tf School District clerk. Fiendish Sutiering is often caused by sores, ulcers and can cers, that eat away your skin. Wm. Be dell, of Flat Rock, Mich., says "I have used Bucklcns Arnica Salve, for ulcers, sores and cancers. It is the best healing dressing 1 ever found." Soothes and heals cuts, burns and scalds. 25c at Red Cross Pharmacy; guaranteed. t Bids Wanted. | Sealed bids will be received by the un dersigned, town clerk to be opened July 19th at 8 o'clock p. tn. for the placing of a new foundation under the Town Hall in the town uf Coemopolis, Wash. Mud sills to be of good merchantable cedar 4x12, two pieces laid side by side under each sill in the building, cross pieces to be of same material. Blocks to be of good sound fir to conform to size of sills. The foundation under stairway to be of 4x12 cedar filled solid. For further par ticulars and specifications see building committee. The building to be leveled, and all work to be done in a good and substan tial manner. The council reserves the right to reject any or all bids. By order of the council. Dated July 12,1905. 87-3 W. S. McLaughlin, Clerk To Cure a Cold in One Day. Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets. All druprit-ts refund the money if it fails to ure £. VV. Grove's signature is on each box i Je. THIS FAMOUS PACKARD SHOE M)R MEM ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE For sale only by Barkley-Cyr Co. 116 South 6 Street CREECH BROS. CONTRACTORS ★ CARPENTERS and BUILDERS. Estimates, Plans and Specifications Furnished. HOUSE TT —T — ii^t PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO Aberdeen. Wasbimrton ELECTRIC BATHS For Liver and Kidney trouble, sallow ness, pimoles, and "that tired feeling." I will cure any form of Rheumatism in two weeks or refund mone>. I have taken the baths under my own ma.iage* ment and insure satisfaction. Mrs. Emma Kaatz 106'6 Corner Hume Street and Broadway ABERDEEN STEAM LAUNDRY J. M. Lupton, Mgr. Aberdeen Steam Laundry is equipped with latest improved laundry machinery made, and does as good work as can be turned out anywhere. Prices Reasonable. Telephone 3fi4. Cor. II nnil Hume Sts E. J. BRADLEY, U. W MILLER, President. Cashier! ABERDEEN STATE BANK X. E. Cor. Heron and H St. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR- KENT Call and See K. P. Porter Choice brands of CIGARS AND TOBACCO. Freeh Candies, Fruits and Nuts. 213 So. F St. Aberdeen, Warii Croup. Is a violent inflammation of the mucous membrane of the wind pipe, which some* times extends to the larynx and bron chial tubes; and is one of the most dan gerous disease of children. It almost always comae on in the night. Give fre quent small doses of Ballard's Horehor.nd Syrup and apply Ballard's Snow Lini ment externally to the throat. 25c, 50c. $1.00. W. B. Paine & Co. t WATCHES JJP WATCHES WATCHES M£lSLjl' We carry the larg-est stock of Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry ever brought to Grays Harbor. We claim that no dealer can sell yon a reliable article at a lower price than ours SEE OUR WINDOW FOR BARGAINS. Burnett Bros., SEATTLE ABERDEEN CHEHALIS must furnish coolness and tomfort, but fTk \ y* th»t is not all. i'hey are the kind, while made of soft, thin materials, yet retain /nt their shape, a mighty big consi 'eration V in negligee costume. You can always be ft I M;ljWSjffii free and easy, yet look well dressed, \ Notl jL \K VH - ' when your clothing is made by Il| \ \R ' ANDERSON. - TAILOR 4[ j^\ 418 E. WISHKAH ST. SUPERIOR STOVES AND RANGES are the best — ■ —~ Good bakeis and last life time. Sold by H. L. cook & co. m Hardware Dealers. Mill and Logging Supplies, Ship Chandlerv, and Building Hardware. Fruit Jar Holder and Opener Dean has flic famous Milwaukee fruit jar hold er and opener. This is a contrivance by which you save burning your hands, breaking your jars or spoiling your fruit. Try it, price only 50c for holder and opener. Dean's Tea and Coffee Store FRESH ROASTED COFFEES 211 South G Street Phone 1411 Dr. B. C. POLLMANN Skillful and Scientific Specialist of all Chronic Ailments. Secret Diseases of Men and Women, and Diseases and De iormities of Children. Consultation confidential. at the MAGNETIC and OSTEOPATHIC INSTITUTE City Hotel, 218 12 Heron Street. your vow—o'ally or mentally—that you "THINK OF ME" .. cigar, and you will be certain of smoke sat- H isfaction. You will only duplicate the ex l'erie"ce of ,n » n y hundreds— probably thou- N-i -a sands—of Bmokers of this fine brand L - L " maley, f, lifl'itJ TeWPb ° ne I7OK - ABERDEEN. WASH 11 II Sold Everywhere. L. L. Judson Second Hand Store UPHOLSTERING and Furniture Repaired. 106 E. Heron St. "NEVER IDLE" FJSH MARKET W. O. CULLfeN, Prop. Fresh and Salt Fish, Clams, Crabs, Game and Poultry, Fresh Eggs, 310 South F St, Phone SSI Aberdeen, Wash.