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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
paying propositions in this region,
and plenty of men and capital stand
ready to boom the river—and do it
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.)
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
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*.
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,
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 )
Democrats in House Stand Ready to
Help in the Passage of All Good
Measures Urged by President
Roosevelt. Mr. Williams Issues
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
Mr. Williams notes the following
measures as the ones which will
"command virtually the solid demo
cratic vote within constitutional lim
To compel publication of campaign
Prohibition of child labor in the
District of Columbia and the terri
An employers' liability law, drawn
to conform to the recent decisions of
the supreme court.
Federal liability to government
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
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
between combinations of capital.
The appointment of a commission
to prepare data for a revision of the
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
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.
All tba news that's lit io print Abtt*
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