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FIND THE HERALD INDISPENSABLE VOL. XXII. MUST KEEP RIVER OPEN BOOM COMPANY RECEIVES ORDERS FROM WAR DEPARTMENT. Long Continued Efforts of Settlers for Open River Successful. At tempt to Monopolize Wishkah River Must Cease. Will not Inter tere With Logging Operations. Last week the Wishkah Boom Co. received formal notice from the war department, through Major Chitten den, engineer in charge of this dis trict, that, unless its operations were so regulated by May L'O as to Insure permanently a free channel of rea sonable width for boat navigation on the Wishkah river, its permit for op erating a boom would be cancelled. The order recited that repeated com plaints about obstruction to naviga tion from the settlers and their at torneys, and the failure of the boom company to grant promised relief, left the department no option but to issue this drastic order. With this action, the settlers along J the Wishkah river win a fight with the boom company that has been con tinued for years. In the early days of the boom in the river, settlers were few, and logging operations were not of great proportions, and the man- | agement of the boom company at that j time had little difficulty in dealing with the farmers, but. during the past i ten years, logging on the Wishkah - has grown wonderfully, and the growth of the cities on the harbor has stimulated farming to such an extent as to cause constant friction j between the home builders and the! boom company. The feeling between the two Inter- | ests was not lessened by the "I am bigger than thou" attitude assumed by the management of the company in recent years. When a rancher ventured to complain that his land •was being washed away, his fences destroyed, and bis cleared land cov ered with logs and driftwood, the manager had a habit of throwing out his chest and telling them to appeal to the courts if they did not like his style of doing business, usually add ing the statement that he had attor neys employed by the year. This, to men of limited means, worked for a time, but, as matters grew worse, they did so into court and appealed to the war department, as it now ap pears, with a degree of success that •will prove not only beneficial to them Individually, but to the country at large as well. The Wishkah river is entirely too important a stream to be permitted to remain obstructed, particularly as no real reason exists why it should not have a free boat channel at all times, unless it is that a compara tively small expenditure by the boom company would be required. All who are familiar with the river agree that it is an ideal stream for logging purposes, and that if the boom was managed properly there need be no interference with navigation. Hut this boom has been operated with an eye single to making all the money possible with the least possi ble cost, and lias been satisfactory neither to the settlers nor to the log gers. While the river has been blocked by logs, to save cost of stor ing them elsewhere, loggers have been months in getting their rafts to market, and in some instances have been heavy loosers by reason of a fall in prices while they were waiting on the economical methods of the company to get their logs delivered. Since the receipt of this perempt ory order an attempt has been made to create an impression that the con tention is between the farmers and the loggers, and that the latter would be damaged and possibly put out of business. Nothing is further from the facts. The loggers will doubtless be annoyed while the boom opera tions are being adjusted to fit the or der, and the boom company may en deavor to enlist their aid in an effort to have it modified, but the action of the department really concerns the boom company alone. That corpora tion must now proceed to do what it should have done years ngo—take proper care of the logs without in- Jury to other Interests, or give up its permit. Should it taUo tha latter course, logging would continue with out a break. It Is one of the best ABERDEEN HERALD paying propositions in this region, and plenty of men and capital stand ready to boom the river—and do it right. HARMONY GALORE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION PROVES TO BE LOVE FEAST. John <i. Lewis is Endorsed for State Treasurer. Delegates Elected to State Convention. Platform Binds Legislative Candidates to Primary Law Senatorial Pledge. j The republican county convention, held in this city Saturday, proved more harmonious than was anticipat ed or is usual when our republican | friends get together. Several scraps were slated for the occasion, but all 'were satisfactorily adjusted by aj meeting of the leaders at Hotel Washington before the convention was called to order. The convention was called to or der, in the Grand theater, by E. S. Avey, secretary of the county central committee, the chairmanship being vacant by t.he recent resignation of F. R. Archer. Hon. J. R. O'Donnell, of Elma, was chosen temporary chair man, and N. S. Richards, of Oakville, secretary. The usual committees were appointed, and a recess was tak !en pending their reports. j Upon reassembling, L. H. Brewer, jof Hoquiam, was elected chairman, land Norman S. Richards, secretary, j The election of delegates was made by commissioner districts, and the following were elected: E. L. Minard, J. R. O'Donnell, J. E. ! Murphy, T. A. Osborn, E. K. Bishop, 1 iG. W. Ninemire, E. H. Story, W. H. | France, R. J. Stoner, Fred Van Bor ! gen. L. H. Burnett, J. H. Miy. iihv. F!. B Benn, W. O. McCaw, Neil Cooney, C. M. Weatherwax, A. K. Wade, C. F. Armstrong, M. R. Sherwood, W. J. Patterson, F. H. Green, John G. Lew is. R. F. Lytle, C. D. Hanson, L. H. i Brewer, J. O. Stearns, George Kell ogg, Samuel Hoag, Herman Walker, Geo. H. Emerson, L. McTaggart, O. M. Moore. The following platform was adopt ed: We, the republicans of Chehalis county, Washington, do hereby adopt the following declaration of princi- j pies: I We heartily endorse the adminis-1 I tration and policies of Theodore i j j Roosevelt, under whose administra- j lion the people have been given high- ( er standards in the public service I legislation has been secured to do I equal justice to all, and corruption has been exposed and punished re gardless of position, power and in fluence. We believe that the policies advo cated by him should be continued, and for this reason strongly endorse the candidacy of W. IT. Taft, for the presidency. We therefore direct the delegates from Chehalis county to the repub lican state convention to work and vote for a delegation to the national convention, which shall be pledged to support Hon. William Howard Taft for the next president of the United States. We approve of and endorse the public service of our delegates in congress and their fidelity to the in terests of Chehalis county. AVe commend our county officials for their ability and faithfulness. We endorse the direct primary law of this state and commend the action lof our state representatives in vot j ing for its passage; wo demand that our legislative candidates file their declaration to vote for the republi can candidate for the United States senator whom the people shall decide to support at the primaries. As republicans we express our ap preciation of the services of our re tiring county chairman and members of the county central committee. We are in favor of all legislation that can be enacted to promote the ' | interests of labor. I We urge upon our county commis ! sloners the wisdom and absolute ne cessity of making large appropria i j tions for road building. I We recommend that our county i: commissioners make a cruise of the 1 j timber In the county in order that ! the wealth of the county may bear ;| (Continued on page i.) SEMI-WEEKLY ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON, MONDAY. MAY 11. 1908. CATS TAKE SERIES FANS WELL PLEASED WITH PER FORMANCE OF HOME TEAM. Miners Won in Ten Innings Yesterday by an Excusable Error. Series Re sults in Aberdeen Three Games, Butte Two, and One Twenty In ning Tie. Butte beat Aberdeen yesterday in a ten-inning game which, while full of excitement, was not very well played. In the early part of the game the score was 5 to 3 in favor of the Cats and everything going along just about right when a Butte man hit a fly over in right field; Van Buren and Boettiger both ran for it, both yelled ho had it, both stopped and the ball fell between them and the runner was safe on first. Either of the fielders could have caught the ball had lie not been afraid of a col lision. And we want to say right here, that it was better to have lost the game than to have had either man injured as the result of a col lision. This started the fireworks, however, for Butte tied the score and made one beside. Butte then made one in the tenth, while Aber deen was unable to cross the plate, and the final score was 7 to C in fa vor of the Miners. This game was the poorest of any of the games placed during the series. The weather was somewhat to blame for that, for the (lay was cold and raw, and it is a well known fact that ball players want hot weather for their work. Of the five games decided Aberdeen took three and Butte two, the sixth being a twenty-inning tie game. With the past week's play the fans have had an opportunity to get a line on the Cats and size them up. To us they look good, just as good as last year's bunch, and perhaps a little bit better. The pitching staff is just as strong; the catching department is the same; the infield is the same, with the exception of Moore at sec ond instead of Anderson, and he is just as fast; left and center fields are in the care of the same reliable men, Mahon and Van Buren, while right field is being taken care of by either Brinker, Boettiger or Roberts, all good fielders and hard hitters. It is hard to predict what the out ! come of the season will be this earl};, but the team that wins the pennant I from the Black Cats this year will ; have to play ball, and then some. I The patronage during the week I shows that interest In the great na | tional game has not subsided. A twlc«-*-WMk transcript of tlx* hap pening* on Gny'a Harbor—Tho At* data Seml-WMklj Herald, 12.00 - . u 11.60 la advwc*. OTHER EYES ON THE PACIFIC. DEMOCRATS GATHER HOLD COUNTY CONVENTION AT HOQUIAM SATURDAY. j Convention of Democrats Elects 26 Delegates to State Convention. Bryan Endorsed, and Legislative Candidates Required to Take Pri mary Pledge, The democratic county convention was held Saturday afternoon in the Auditorium at Hoquiam for the pur pose of electing 26 delegates to the state convention, which will be held at Spokane, May IS. The attendance was not large, but j those present made up for that in en-i thusiasm. They were filled with a belief that this was a democratic year, and each democrat is expected > to don his harness and keep everlast-| ingly at it from now until the polls j close in November. The convention was called to order i by A. S. Hodgdon, and J. J. Carney j was elected chairman, and Dr. S. L. j Moak, of Montesano, secretary. The i following delegates were elected to the state convention; W. B. Ogden, Hoquiam; J. J. Car ney, Aberdeen; L. B. Bignold, Monte-! sano; D. W. Fleet, Montesano; S. L. j Moak, Montesano; C. N. Wilson, Sat sop; James Beck, Summit; John Est, Fairview; C. W. Hodgdon, Hoquiam; F. L. Morgijn, Hoquiam; A. S. Hodg don, Hoquiam; M. M. Wakefield, El ma; A. J. A. McSperitt, Elma; J. E. Fitzgerald, Oakville; E. M. Hoover, Hoquiam; Dan Gleason, Satsop; S. K. Bowes, Aberdeen; R. A. Wiley, Aberdeen; C. B. Iteid, Aberdeen; A. D. Hicks, Hoquiam; David King, Sat sop; Charles Mclntyre, Copalis; Ed. Smith, Ocosta; C. V. Loy, Aberdeen; E. H. Fox, Aberdeen; P. F. Clark, Aberdeen. We, the democrats of Chehalis county, in convention assembled, re affirm our faith in the principles of the constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We favor an eco nomical administration of public af fairs, with as little interference with the rights of individuals as is con sistent with the common weal. The following platform was unani mously adopted; We pledge anew our allegiance to the principles of democracy as advo cated by that great commoner, Wil liam Jennings Bryan, and pledge our delegates to the state convention to | work and vote for an instructed dele gation from the state of Washington to the democratic national conven tion, to support him for the nomina tion as the democratic candidate for president of the United States. We favor the election of our na tional committeeman by the state convention, instead of delegating the authority to the delegation to the (Continued on page 4 ) THEMINORITYPARTY IN CONGRESS SHOWS A PATRI OTIC SPIRIT. Democrats in House Stand Ready to Help in the Passage of All Good Measures Urged by President Roosevelt. Mr. Williams Issues Statement. Men of all political parties having no special interests at stake but be ing concerned solely in the public welfare, will be interested in the statement issued on behalf of the democratic members of congress by Mr. Williams of Mississippi. Mr. Williams opens his statement by saying: I "Some things in the president's re i cent message are so immediately im portant to the interests of the entire | country as to pass the bounds of par tisanship and to make it inexcusable | for me not to say anything concern -1 ing them with the view of assuring i tlie president himself and reasonably •inclined republican members of the I house and the country of the support and endorsement, or of the opposi tion of the democratic minority. In sofar as the things urged by the pres ident are good things, I would like j the country to know that all he has to do is to deliver twenty or twenty five republican house votes in favor of them. These, conjoined with the solid democratic votes, will put them through." Mr. Williams notes the following measures as the ones which will "command virtually the solid demo cratic vote within constitutional lim its": To compel publication of campaign contributions. Prohibition of child labor in the District of Columbia and the terri tories. An employers' liability law, drawn to conform to the recent decisions of the supreme court. Federal liability to government employes. A law to prohibit the issuance of injunctions without notice to the party enjoined. Removal of the tariff on wood pulp and printing paper. Imposition of a federal charge for every water power right granted on a navigable stream. Those principles and measures urged by the president with which Mr. Williams, as minority leader, takes issue, are enumerated as fol lows: The penalizing of the boycott. The right of the attorney general to nominate receivers when common carriers are thrown into the hands of a receiver. The modification of the Sherman anti-trust law so as to permit within limitations the maintenance of trusts, land the making of trade agreements THE RECEIPT OF A SAMPLE COPY IS AN INVITATION TO SUBSCRIBE between combinations of capital. The appointment of a commission to prepare data for a revision of the tariff. Commending the president for his recommendation for "the immediate enactment of an employers' liability law," Mr. Williams says: j "There is no excuse for the delay lon the part of the republican nieni- I bers of the house judiciary commit tee to report an employers' liability ■ law. Their delay iit least arouses, if | it does not justify, a suspicion that j they are having a lot of useless hear j lugs sini]>ly for the purpose of having i the hill as a buffer to prevent the serious consideration of other bills i before the committee." | Respecting pendii Ms to pre vent the issuing of injunctions with out prior opportunity for the en joined party to be heard, the minor ity leader says: "Of course, I take it that nobody will understand the president or me to mean that there should be any limit on temporary re straining orders when intended to prevent the immediate destruction of property, life or limb. When I say property 1 do not mean judicially constructed 'property rights.' " One of the most vigorous portions of Mr. Williams' statements regards the boycott. After quoting the presi dent's declaration that nothing should be done to legalize a blacklist or boycott that would be illegal at common law, Mr. Williams says: "It is a sad commentary upon this utterance of his that, while the fed eral courts have held that a boycott is a combination in restraint of trade and therefore illegal, they have vir tually upheld the employer in his as sertion of a right to blacklist be cause one federal court went so far as to say that because the employer hurt a right to discharge without giv ing any notice at all, therefore, he had a right to discharge because the discharged man was a member of a labor union. It .is poor 4'ule that does not work both ways." The president's recommendation of a law to place wood pulp on the free list, "with a corresponding reduction upon paper made from wood pulp when they come from any country that does not put an export duty up on them," meets with Mr. Williams' approval, "except that it does not go ; quite far enough." "There are other things in the president's message," said Mr. Wil liams, "which one might naturally expect, considering his education in the line of Hamiltonism, and his ten dencies toward federalism c.in not meet with democratic approval. One is his idea that the attorney general representing the government should have the right to nominate receivers when a common carrier is thrown in to the hands of a receiver. That right ought to rest with the court not in the executive." County Commissioners Will Be Elect ed Hereafter Irrespective of Residence in Districts. Olympia, May 9.—Under the direct primary law (he country districts may be cut out of representation on the board of county commissioners, according to Assistant Attorney Gen eral I. rt. Knickerbocker, who has been asked for an opinion on the matter, which he is now preparing. Mr. Knickerbocker said that under the old law commissioners were nom inated from each dictrict, although elected by the entire county. This law was repealed, but by courtesy each district has been given repre sentation on the board. Under tho direct primary law, however, the no minees with the highest number of votes will be elected, Irrespective of districts. Jury Is Drawn. Montesano, May 9. — The thirty special venire jurors drawn to ba summoned for May 14, are: Her man Anderson, J. E. Calder, H. IJ. Elder, F. G. Foster, Otis Gillett, Geo. Glander, Jean Hamberg, Michael Hanrahan, C. C. H. Jacks, E. F. Jones, G. G. Kellogg, Will Kinna man, Ira E. Lemmon, M. E. Lucas, Wm. H. Maloney, Francis Manning, J. B. Mullenix, W. B. McGee, E. O. Neuman, Chas. A. Pinckney, Julius Pomrenk, Albert Pruce, Fred S. Rogers, I. M. Smith, Chas. F. Sparks, J. W. Strubel, C. A. Turner, Samuel Waltermlre, Edw. Yock, Roy A. Young. All tba news that's lit io print Abtt* NO. 70 NO MORE DISTRICTS.