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Alierdeen Herald. at 408 East Wis'akah street. Telephone 3541. _____ jso. j. cahnkv. t--.nw "'"i rr»y AbeMeeu. ««*.. aiaecond-Claaß mail matter _______ SUBSCRIPTION RATES. $ J or One year i. (w Six month* — — i.r>#> One year, cash in advance AJWEKTISINC^KATES. day noon for the is*u« of I hnr. < • The Herald is the oldest paper on Grays Harbor, and has a largei circu lation than any other P ap are county. Advertising contracts are based upon this claim ot circulation, and all money due on coutracts ted under this statement will be lor feited if the statement be not absolute ly true'. RAILROAD FINANCES. If capitniizi'ion haJ been kept small liom the beginning, and earning had been properly applied to the maintenance and development of the lines, we should have seen no -ucli piling up of obligations as now hampers almost every mile of rail way in the United States. The situation calls imperatively for governmental reg ulation of issues of stocks und bonds. The new legislation that the president called for in his message is greatly to be desired from all standpoints. Ha Iroads now especially need supervision for the protection of the holders of their stocks and bonds. The Interstate Commerce Commission makes a very lavorable re port upon the working of the amended rate law for the period of fifteen months during which it has been in operation. The point o( view of the Administration and of the Interstate Commerce Com missioners is bv no means hostile to rail road prosperity. Amendments to exist isting laws as asked for by the Adminis tration would enhance th» value of lail road investments. Ttie railroads should be allowed, for example, to make reason able ugicements, particularly as regards the fixing and maintaining of rates. On the other hand, they should be prevented from speculative investment in thettocks of other companies, and should he held strictly to the'*duties as common car riers—From "The Process of the World in the American Review uf Reviews for .February. TAFT ON INJUNCTIONS. Secretary Taft has been answering ■owe questions submitted to him bv a labor organization and, be it said to his credit, he does soquite frankly, although there are a few qualifying phrase" which weaken the reply. On the subject of jury trial in contempt caeeß he speaks clearly and emphatically. lie is oppo ed to the jury in such cases and insists that the judge should hear and pass upon the evidence. This is the main point, and on this point the secretary is against the laboring man. The writ of injunction is iuvoked because 110 jury trial is permit ted in contempt cases and the great cor poratioiis have stubbornly resisted all efforts to provide for a jury in euch cases. The reasons for and against the jury sys tem are so well known that the secre tary's position may tie accepted as an indication that his sympathies are with the corporations in their deteiinitiation to use the writ of injunction to coerce employes into the acceptance of terms and conditions offered. RESPONSIBILITY. The Milwaukee >.ews has at last lo cated the responsibility (or the recent panic, being aided therein by a careful perusal of its republican exchanges. The democrats, according to the News' re publican exchanges, are wholly responsi ble because "If it hadn't been for Bryan, Roosevelt might have stuck to republican policies." The Milwaukee News iB entitled to the thanks of a wondering people for having thus settled a vexed question and located the responsibility. The political upheaval in Japan is due to finance, reports a dispatch from Tokio. Yes, and a political upheaval is due here if the republicans don't produce a new stock of prosperity. TREASON! TREASON! Tne Philadelphia. North-American j (reo.) eavs: ' The New York hanks owe the banks of the country $oOd.U lO.OIiO. For a month tiiey have refused arhitrari ly to pay. Thev actually indulge in self praise because tt.**y have consented, re* luctanlly and under pressure, to setlh some si xreen per cent of that tteht 'arirt-ly 11Ik the goverurin i.t'n money newly de posited witli them. We (ace now the in-liopu able fuel that all Hold importa tions, all the deposits ot tieasury money, all theques'ionable bond ami debt i-er tificate deals have bt-en done with one solitary purpose—to put New Yoik in a position to pay its debts. Let the hu miliating admission be made frankly. All signs poiot to easir money; But whether or not these signs will be ful filled depends on the will of Wall St reel. The louutry has paid a tremendous black mail for permission to resume legitimate bus.ness. But no guarantee is gainet that agriculture, commerce and industry will not lie held to ransom again, ami yet again, whenever it suits Wall street'* pleasure. Until our financial system i» cuanged American business is at the mercy of Manhattan's gamblers." H.ie the Aorth-Aineilcan no concern for the "business interests of the coun try?" Is it indifferent to the national limor? Has it turned traitor to i.s coimtrv that it would make eucli a vicious assault upon the men who permit the country to exist ? BRYAN'S NOMINATION. The spasmodic efforts to siJe-track Bryan's nomination are becoming pa thetic in their feebleness an I transpar ent insincerity. From them there is no longer any danger. Tlie reactionaries have lost their hoid upon the deinociatic nomination. It began slipping away rom them when they were given fo> swing four years ago, with Parker for their candidate, and scored the most die a-drous failure in presidential politics. But there is still danger to genuine dem ocracy from underhanded manipulations of the party organization and red-herring aromas across the true party trail. For tunately, Bryan is no puppet. A plat form in himself, he is elso a leader who can be neither deceived nor bulldozed. His nomination will open a campaign against, privilege, and nothing can divert 't from that course. Tariff reform ie the prime issue, says former Gov. Douglass oi Massachusetts, ami lie further declares tlist "high pro tection ie the patent of trusts and is >e~ sponsible for graft and coiruption in pub lic and pi ivate life." Yet we have a re publican congress refusing to even con sider a reform of such iniquities. Another member of Congress, a repub lican, broke loose from hie fetters and declaitd in committee of the whole, "You cannot restore the confidence of tie American people in the Mouse of Repre sentatives by humbug legislation." This truth-teller was Gardner, of Massa chusut'B. The administration is at least com pelled to admit what everyone eus|iectad, iluit the Panama Canal will cost nearly double the ollicial estimate. The Ameri can people want the canal and are will ing to pay what it honestly costs, 60 why try to fool them with "cooked figures?'' ! Uncle Sam will remit to China about , half of the indemnity incurred for the i expense of putting down the Boxer up- I rising. That is surely a most magnani ; iiious action, althougii but a matter of ! justice and courtesy and is probably ; unique in the annals of diplomacy. A lecturer in St. Louis said he was surprised at President Roosevelt, accord ing to the Cleveland Leader. That must have been a long time ago, however. Nobody is ever surprised these days. Those who would be wise will take with a grain of salt a good many of the things said to be occurring in politics just now. The mother-iu-law joke reaches the climax in the case of the Deleware man who has just married his'n. Mr. J. l'ierpont Morgan goes to Wash ington every now and then to see if his country is being run right. There is no certainty that we shall get much of anything from the present Con gress but free seeds. ABERDEEN HERALD, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1908 Grand Theatre e - "• liKNV | Sunday, Feb. 9th The splendid comic opera 'RED FEATHER" with Cheridah Simpson SPECIAL ORCHESTRA Prices 25c to $1.50 Seats now selling Miss CheridalwSimpson :uid Mr. Gustavus Vaughau in the famous comic opera, "Red Feather," Feb. 9. Money is stain getting eo pie tiful Hint j man <•«» curiy a piece ui< und in his pocket fur luck ALONG THE WAIER FRONT. Vessels Coming and Going and Loading at the , Saw Mills. The schooner A. J West is loaning at the Slade mill for Honolulu. The schooner Andy Muliony is losidinn at the SVet-t mill for Honolulu. The schooner K. B. Jackson is at the Wilson null loading for Calliio. The schooner Manila sailed Saturday loin ilie West mill lor Honolulu. The schooner W.J. J'attersou is lying at the American mill awaiting orders. The steamer Svea at lived at the Wil son mill Friday, where she is loading f >r San Francisco. The schooner Watson A. West has re ceived a charter for Callao, and will load at the Shule mill. The steamer Newbnrg arrived in port yesterday, and is loading at the slade mill tor .San Francisco. The schooner Chas. li. Wilson arrived in pint Saturday, and is loading al the Wilson mill for San Francisco. Capt. (X A. Johnson, of the gasoline launch Alexander, has been fined $10 for navigating without proper papers. The steamer Ceturalia sailed yesterday for San Fiancisco, with a cargo from the Union and Anderson A Middleton mills. WONDERFUL OPERATION. Three Feet of Intestines 'Removed and Patient Recovers. • Hoquiam, Feb. 1. —H. Ilolavas, a Greek, wax shot in ttie groin by a fellow countryman in a saloon brawl a Abort I timo ago, and bis intestines were punc tured 22 times. Dr. H. C. NVatkins and i Dr. W. B. Wells took out three feet of intestines, inserting two Murphy but tons. The suigeons discovered the vic tim was suffering from an attack of ap pendicitis and took out his appendix. For several weeks Holavas hovered be tween life and death, arid finally be be gan to improve. He has been discharged \ from the hospital. Tjoose-leaX system printing and ruling specialty. Herald Printer?. NEW YORK JERSEYS. Notable Achievements In a Fine, Pura Bred Herd. When a New York state man talks atiout Jersey cows lie commonly men tions Delaware county also, and Merl dale herd in that county is likely to be spoken of when pure bred Jerseys are discussed. What is known as Merldale Farms is a tract of land of some 1.400 acres, composed of a number of farms which have been purchased from time to time during the last thirty or more years. The herd of pure bred Jerseys that may now be seen sK Merldale is the topic of greatest interest to the vis itor. In discussing this herd it is nec- JOSEPHINE HOPE. essary to refer to a certain bull that 3 was raised on the farms some years r ago. Ills name was Matilda Fifth Stoke I'ogis. This bull was purchased by a farmer residing some distance ' away to put into ills dairy herd. He 9 was known at Meridale to be an ex . ceediugly tine animal, and several at tempts were made to buy him back, but without avail. The bull grew old and finally died. I leaving behind him a remarkable col lection of his get not only on the farm of his owner, but for some miles in the i surrounding country. At last the own er died, the stock came on the market in the settlement of his estate, and all of this line of stock was added to the Meridale herd. These were the daugh ; ters and granddaughters of Matilda V.'s Stoke Pogis. lie had forcibly proved that he was a wonderful bull. Meridale has now about seventy fe males of that family. Josephine ilope 121,054 has a week's record of 2001 pounds 5 ounces of milk and 21 ' pounds 1 ounce finished butter, f'ogis I P. A. 11fi..'!20 has been tested several times and has made from IT pounds 8 ounces to IS pounds 10 ounces, the highest when she was past thirteen years old. She milked as high as 300 | pounds in seven days, says H. n. j Lyon in Hoard's Dairyman. Ladies' Suits Ladies' Shoes $4.95 $1.98 and up Worth up to $8.50 The Weather is Cold YOU NEED GOODS This is the place to buy them. No matter what you want, you can get it better and for LESS MONEY at WOLFF'S Aberdeen's Largest .m l Best SI ore $5 Blankets $40 Fur Jackets $3.35 $19.90 Blankets reduced otlirrs in Proportion Superior Stoves and Ranges Arc the BEST Good Bakers and Last a Lifetime SOLO BY H. L. Cook & Co. Hardware Dealers. JMill and Logging" Supplies Ship Chandlery and' Building- Hardware. 314 E. Heron St. Telephone 1551 AN EVEMKC AT HOME f*-* is hardly complete without , . "THINK OF ME" Jp&fif Cigars. So many particular smok eis praise this br.uid —so many of them won't have any other — so many of them say it is the ideal cig ir L. ETMALEY, Telephone 1701. - ABERDEEN. WASH Sold Everywhere. vj3^ 21 7 East Hume St. Telephoned Aberdeen Livery & Transfer Co, J. F". BENNETT. Prop. Light and Heavy Hauling Promptly and Carefully Attended To Baggage and Parcel Express, Quick Action. Buggies, Carriages and for Hire. Hacks and Gur neys Always Ready. BOARDING STABLE JOHN HANSON MERCHANT TAILOR FIRST IN FASHIONS, FIT AND VALUES WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED 208 i South 6 St. Aberdeen The goods are here No need to wait. Anything in the grocery line if it's good Shelleys have it. Prices Right and Prompt Delivery. SHELLEY BROTHERS, Grocers 313 E. MARKET STREET. TELEPHONE 474.