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Aberdeen Herald. Published every Monday and '1 hursday at 403 lOast Wishkah btreet. Telephone 3541. TKO. 3. CARNEY, Editor and Proprietor. Entered ;it the Postoffice at Aberdeen, Wash., as second-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year *f®® Blx months One year, cash in advance l.ou Subscribers who fail to receive their paper reyularly will please notify this office. Copy for Ads. must to® in not later than Saturday noon for Monday's issue, and Wednesday noon for tlie issue oi Thursday. The Heralcl is the oldest paper on Grays Harbor, and has a large: circu lation than any other paper in Chehahs county. Advertising contracts are based upon this claim of circulation and all money due on coutracts execu ted under this statement will be lor feited if the statement be not absolute ly true. All Citv Legal Notices are Published in this paper. ABEL. DEFENDS IRWIN. W. 11. Abel was down from Monte sano Saturday and fixed up a sort of defense for himself and Judge Irwin in his two newspaper organs at Ho quiam, against the record of the court in the Stevens case published in tin: last issue of the llerafd. 111 the insipred article in the News, he goes into the case at some length in an effort to exonorate Irwin and himself, but the defense is a virtual plea of guilty. We shall republish this "defense" next Thursday, so as to give the gentleman all the public ity possible in their efforts to dis prove the records of the court. In the Washingtonian, Abel works the old lawyer trick of ignoring the case in point, and seeking to divert public attention by abuse of the Her ald and its editor. But, this will not do. The editor of this paper is not running for office of judge, and lias no pretensions to the control of any body that is. The Washingtonian article is in the form of a communi cation. and was evidently written by Abel, as it is in the identical style and tone of his old time writings when he was editing an anarchist paper in Jlontesr.no,when his favorite topic was the abuse of Judge Irwin, and every other court house official. "A newspaper publisher haw re cently brought suit against 45 men who would not pay their subscriptions, obtaining judgment in each claim. Of these 2S made affidavit that they owned no more than the law allowed, thus preventing attachment. Then under the decision of the supreme court they were arrested for petit iar eency and bound over in the sum of $300 each. All but six gave bond while six went to jail. The new postal law makes it larcency to take a paper and refuse to pay for it." —Exchange. Willi commendable enterprise, the citizens of Hoquiam are making ex tensive preparations fora "Merchant's Fair and Agricultural Exhibit," at the Auditorium in that city from Sept. 17 to 2(>. The exhibit iast year was so successful, that the management have been encouraged to repeat the enterprise on a larger scale. If the fair meets with the support it should from all parts of the county, the ex hibits may serve as a nucleus for the county exhibit at Seattle next year. W. IT. Abel, according to the Vi dette, will tile for the nomination for the office of attorney-general 011 the democratic ticket. The act would be in perfect keeping with this political trickster, who never voted or support ed a democratic ticket in his life, and his candidacy would afford the demo crats of Chehalis county an opportun ity to show him just where lie stands with that party. The reports that Ben Shocks, the non-partisan candidate for superior judge, was to make a tour of the coun ty, discussing national affairs, are not true. Attorney Kheeks will abide by his original decision, to make no canvas for votes, either directly or in directly, and such a tour would have appearance of doing so by indirection. WhcnW. H. Abel was in the city Saturday lie had a lengthy confab with the editor of the Grays Harbor Post, probably in an effort to line him up with the Abel-lrwin press in the judic iary contest. Saturday's paper wil, robably announce the result. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. In investigating the charges against tlie lire department tonight, the city council should probe them to the bot tom, not for the purpose of ousting Chief Schneider or any of the depart ment, but to discover if the fire of last Wednesday was properly handled. I fit was, tlie council owes it to the firemen to make the faet known as widely as was the criticism on that occasion. If the management was not up to what should be expected, and the department is not np to the standard demanded by the large amount of property depending upon it for safety, the incompetents should be weeded out, regardless of who they are. The Aberdeen fire department is equipped with more than *50,000 worth of ap paratus—including the fire alarm sys tem—and is costing about $1,000 a month for maintenance, and the people are entitled to all the protection this equipment is capable of when in telligently directed. \V<> believe Chief Schneider to be mistaken when he says those charges were preferred for political reasons. Tin y were made by W. B. Mack, as manager of one of the largest indus tries on Grays Harbor, the plant of which, he says, was placed in jeopar dy through the incompetent mana-re m• !i of the department at that tire. Tin- fact that the engine was out of oi'uer should lie diligently inquired into. The chief should know, not think, that every particle of the ap paratus is in working order at all times. If blame there is, the council should allow 110 personal considerations to sway their actions. If, on the other hand, all was done that was possible the department should be publicly ab solved from all censure. G. E. GUSTAFSON SUICIDES. His Body is Found Hanging in a Gul ly Two Miles From the City Friday. While Robert Locke was picking i blackberries about two miles north of the city Friday morning, lie found I the body of a man hanging by the i neck from a log that lay across a I deep ravine, lie immediately came ! to the city and reported the find to j Coroner Girard, who, with Under ■ taker J. M. Howes, went to the scene ! and brought the remains to the I , morgue. The body was badly decomposed, i but. was identified by an addressed envelope found in the pockets of the deceased, as that of (1. E. Gustafson, I who had been missing from Aberdeen I about seven weeks. It was clearly | a case of premeditated suicide, as Gustafson had provided himself with I a piece of new half-inch rope, and, i going to the ravine, where two logs I lay across, he fastened the rope to j the lower log and jumped off the | upper one. When found the head I was severed from the body, and hung I in the rope while the body laid in i the bottom of the gully. Coroner | Girard did not deem an inquest neces- I sary, and the remains were buried I Saturday morning, from the under | taking parlors of Howes & Randolph, j Rev. A. H. Hause officiating. The unfortunate man had recently I sold his farm, at Summit, and moved !io Aberdeen with his wife and two I j daughters, Misses Ellen and Sarah, |anil a son, Alfred. They resided at j Hotel Cecil since coming to Aberdeen, j and at the time Mr. Gustafson dis l appeared, Mrs. Gustafson was at the | old home at Summit packing the household goods for shipment to Ab erdeen. Before taking the fatal step, Gustafson left a note for his children I telling them to "take good care of ! your mother." I * The family relations of the Gustaf sons were most pleasant, and he had no reason for the rash act, but he had been acting queerly for time, and seemed to believe that somebody was trying to kill him, and on two oc casions he was noticed to act as if he contemplated suicide. ANNOUNCEMENT. The management of the Hoquiani Auditorium desires to announce that they will hold a "Merchant's Fair and Agricultural Exhibit" at their build ing in the City of Hoquiani from Sept. 17 to 26 inclusive, and would appreci ate the patronage of merchants and farmers, and also the attendance of such persons as may wish to see a thoroughly representative exhibit. It is planned to have a much larger ex hibit this year than the one that was so successful and met with such uni versal approval last year. Abstract with eacli Roosevelt Heat h lot. Lots $1 down and $1 per week. Will banning, 116 South CI ABERDEEN MONDAY,, AUGUST, 3. ISOB. FOR GOVERNOR John Pattison, Mayor of Colfax, Can didate for Democratic Nomina tion for Governor. SEATTLE, August T.— Mayor John Pattison, of Colfax, who aspires to the Democratic nomination for gover nor says he is not seeking an empty honor; l>ut, on the other hand, is quite convinced that he will he elect ed if nominated. It not elected, he says he will make the Republican nominee hustle extremely hard to land the prize. Mr. Pattison is spending a few days in Seattle. "A few months ago the nomination might have gone begging," said Mr. Pattison, "but it is different now. Bryan is developing extraordinary strength in Washington and 1 am sure he will carry the state, and do ing so will carry the head of the state ticket with him. So many things are operating to the advantage of the Democrats that it would not surprise me if we have a veritable landslide in this state next No vember." Mr. Pattison enjoys the distinction of having been elected twice in suc cession to the mayoralty of Colfax without contest. All parties united in asking him to give his services to the city. It is the only political of fice he has held although he has been active all his life in political affairs. The candidate was born in Albany, N. Y., where he was also educated for the bar. lie came to Washington twenty-eight years ago, settling in Whitman county, lie has practiced law in Colfax more than twenty years and is regarded as a man of ability. Mr. Pattison married :t daughter of Rev. .James Cairns, pas tor of the Fremont Baptist church, fie is a brother-in-law of Rev. George Robert Cairns, one of the leading Baptist divines in Western Washing ton. A Faithful Friend. "I have used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy since it was first introduced in the public in 1572, and have never found one instance where a cure was not spri-di ly effected by its use. I have b "ii a commercial traveler for eighteen years, and never start out on a trip without this, my faithful friend," says H. S. Nichols of Oakland. Ind. Ter. When a man has used a rem edy for thirty-five years he knows its value and is competent to speak of it. For sale by Evans Drug Co. Abstract with each Roosevelt Beach lot. Lots if I down and $1 per week. Will Lanning, IHi South G street. COMPANY G TO CAMP. The Aberdeen Militia Company leaves for Camp at American lake Yesterday Morning. Company G, Second infantry, X. G. AV., left yesterday morning, un der command of First Lieutenant O. R. Austin, for the annual encamp ment at American lake, Col. John Kinzie had been in Aberdeen most of last week, drilling tho new corn pay. and was well pleased with the results. The company assembled at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at the gymnasium, and marched to Hotel Washington for breakfast, and took a special car attached to the 8:45 train for tlie encampment. Abstract with each Roosevelt Beach lot. Lots $1 down and $1 per week. Will Lanning, 11G South G Mrs. E. H. Todd Injured. Airs. Todd, wife of Professor Todd of the Puget Sound university, was seriously injured by having her leg crushed by an unmanageable horse while riding down a steep hill nt Quiniault Indain reservation. The party was returning when the horse became unmanageable and ran away. While going at a rapid pace the horse ran into a large log, crushing the leg of the woman against a knot. Mrs. Todd was taken to Moclips in a weakened condition, where medical aid was obtained. Abstract with each Roosevelt Beach lot. Lots ?l down and $1 per week. Will Lanning, 116 South G street. Democratic Meeting. A meeting of the Democratic Coun ty Central Committee, and leading Democrats from various parts of the county was held Saturday evening at Hotel Washington, and the approach ing campaign discussed. Much enthusiasm was expressed i over the prospects in the state and j county, and the number of candidates j expressed their willingness to file for the different offices, and, in all prob ability there will be a full county j ticket placed in the field. (STATE DEMOCRATS GET TOGETHER AND ARRANGE FOR CAMPAIGN. Aryan Finance Methods Adopted. All Members of Bryan tlubs Will be Expected to Contribute $1.00. Candidates for State Offices are Plenty. TACOMA, July 28.—Every Demo crat of Washington will be asked to "dig to defray the expenses of the present national campaign in this state. If he belongs to a Bryan club the club will be assessed by the state central committee $1, and if he is not affiliated with a club he will be asked in person to give a silver dol lar to the fund. Such is the course of action for raising funds for the campaign adopted by the Democratic state central committee, which met here yesterday. The meeting was both for the purpose of raising funds and bringing out a state ticket. Chairman George P. Wright, of (lie committee, presided at the sessions. In a speech made at the opening ses sion Wright predicted Bryan's elec tion and prophesised Washington would join the procession of states, giving their electorial vote. The meeting was enthusiastic, and smacked distinctly of the campaign emotionalism of 1896. Among the many other speakers (hat worked up the assembled Democrats to enthusi asm were \V. 11. Kneeland, of Thurs ton; John Pattison, of Colfax; H. D. Merritt, of Spokane; J. D. Medill, of North Yakima; Robert E. Turnstall, of Kalama; A. R. Tit low, of Tacoma. Dr. X. K. Mead, of Port Angeles, was named to take the place of E. A. Fitzhenry, clerk of Clallam county, who was elected Democratic elector at the Spokane convention, but dis qualified through holding office. W. .1. By ha m, a contractor of Vancouver, was also named elector to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Thomas M. Vance, of Olympia, who was made elector at Spokane. Instead of being a paucity of can didates for state offices, as has been supposed by Democrats, the meeting developed numbers, and there will be plenty of Democrats in the field for every state office. Among the candi dates for governor will be William Blackmail, of Spokane; John Patter son. of Colfax: Jack Splawn of North Yakima; Patrick Byrne, of Spokane, and probably W. 11. Kneeland, of Olympia. Harry H. Collier, of Ta conia, will be one of those who will file for lieutenant governor. The De mocratic nomination for Fnited States senator is sought by Judge M. M. Godman, of Seattle; George I". Cotterill, of Seattle, and George Tur ner, of Spokane, leading Democrats say, will be induced to come into Hie race. 11. D. Merritt and "Wheat Chart" Jones, both of Spokane are being urged to file for attorney gen eral. Otis Johnson, of Tacoma, will be a candidate for secretary of state. For land commissioner Albert 15. Scliooley, t>f Lewis county, will be a candidate. For congressman of the First district, James E. Bell, a weal thy lumberman of Everett, will be a candidate, in the Second district, Maurice Langhorne, and A. H. Gar retson, both of Tacoma, are in the race, in the Third, William Good year. of Colfax, and W. W. Pullman, of Spokane, and probably H. J. Snive ly, of North Yakima, will file. Chairman Wright was given power to appoint a committee of four De mocrats to assist him in organizing •■ill committees in the state where Bryan clubs have not already been formed. State committeemen were present from twenty counties of Washington, but there were, in ad dition. nearly 200 Democrats from different parts of the state here. Abstract with each Roosevelt Beach lot. Lots $1 down and $t per week. Will Lanning, 11G South G street. Chronic Diarrhoea Relieved. Mr. Edward E. Henry, with the I'nited States Express Co., Chicago. | writes: "Our General Superintend ; ent, Mr. Quick, handed me a bottle ' of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy some time ago to j check an attack of the old chronic di j arrhoea. I have used it since that i time and cured many on our trains ! who have been sick. lam an old sol- dier who served with Rutherford 1!. Hayes and William McKinley four years in the 23 Ohio Regiment, and have no ailment except chronic diar- S rhoea, which this remedy stops at once." For sale by Evans Drug Co. Abstract with each Roosevelt Beach lot. Lots $1 down and $1 pet week. Will Lanning, 116 South G ; street. ,T. F. Gilbert purchased a couple of lots at Roosevelt Beach last week. > NEW WAISTS FOR PALL, 1908 A new venture in the waist business, to sell Silk Waists under absolute guarantee, was introduced by the manufac turers of the celebrated S. 11. & M. Guaranteed Silk Petti coats. Having secured designers and makers of highest ability, they are introducing for the first time "Guaranteed Silk Waists." We give you a written guarantee that if any of these waists should crack or split within three months, return it to us and we will replace it with a new waist. Every garment is strictly tailor made and the very best quality of Taffeta or Messaline Silk is used. They are rather plain, but "classy" and we have sizes from 34 to 44. Price, $6.50 and Up We were appointed sole agents, because the manufac turers recognize that GEO. J.WOLFF lias ABERDEEN'S LARGEST and BEST STORE Esfablished 1896 Time Tried and Fire Tested Patterson & Locke Co., Incorporated. General Insurance Agents. Telephone 79 1 214 G Street CREDITS ARE EXEMPTED. State Supreme Court Upholds Gunn Law Except as to Taxation of Money. Olympia, Aug. I.—Declaring that credits are not property in an exact sense, the supreme court, in a de cision handed down this afternoon, sustained the constitutionality of the Gunn law exempting credits of all kinds, but declared unconstitutional that portion of it exempting money. The decision is a practical victory for the law, as actual money constitutes but about 10 per cent of the so-called property exempted by the law and even a bank account has previously been declared a "credit" by the at torney general's office. The decision rests chiefly on the economic principle that credits are not property and therefore do not have to be taken into consideration by the legislature in passing revenue laws, although the constitution pro vides for the taxation alike of all "property." Taxation of credits is de clared by the court to be in a meas ure double taxation and the failure to tax credits such as notes, accounts, certificates of deposits, tax certifi cates. judgments, bonds and wan-ants docs not permit property to escape as all of these credits are represented by actual property. "Multiplicity of credits does not add to the property wealth of the state," declares the opinion in an exhaustive discussion of the problem. ATTEND GOLDEN WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Huske Return From Golden Wedding at Daven port, lowa. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Huscke re turned last week from Davenport, lowa, where they had gone to at tend the golden wedding of Mr. Hushke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bern hard Hushke, who were married in Davenport July 12, 1808. The Davenport Daily Times gives ail i xtended account of the happy function which was attended by eleven children and twenty-two grand children of the aged couple,the thirty-three descendants sitting down to the wedding banquet. After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. liushl;<?, they settled on their farm, six miles from Davenport, where they resided until ten yars ago, when they retired from active farm work and moved to the city to spend their de clining years. Numerous gifts of gold were souvenirs of the occasion. JOSEPHUS STURMAN. Testimonial to the Worth of a Broth er of Mrs. J. C. Cross, Who Recently Died. Joseph Sturman, son of Alex ander M. and Louisa Sturman, was born in Dahlgreen, Illinois, and in IS9I, he moved to (his city where he resided until death called him Monady, July 20th, 1908. Mr. Stur man lost his health some months ;igo and has undergone a continued strug ; gle for life, through all of which he has remained the patient, kind and good man that his neighbors have always known him to be. For years ! be has been a close and diligent stu j dent of the bible reading and feeding upon it daily as long as his sight j would permit. Although he was not I loud in his profesison, yet we believe I lie was sincere in his practice and I thoroughly deserving of the good . name ho had established among those I who knew him, for but to know him [was to respect him. The expressed [Veidict of all iias been a good man has left us. Among his other virtues was that of benevolence and since kept at bis home by his severe illness be has liberally assisted in building the Methodist church, unsolicited. To those who asked him about his spiri tual condition ho expressed a readi ness to go. Among those who re main behind to mourn his going are bis stepmother, Mrs. Rebecca M. Sturman, his brothers, Lewis of Gold, Ark., and J. ,T„ 0 f Los Angeles, Call., his sisters, Mrs. Julia McXair of Dulilgren, Mrs. Sarah Richardson of Oswego, Kansas, Mrs. Mattie Cross of Aberdeen, Washington, and Miss Josephine Sturman of this city. Mc- Leansboro, (111.) Leader. ELKS WILL ENTERTAIN. Give a Complimentary Reception and Entertainment to Miss Scott This Evening. A complimentary reception and en tertainment, consisting of a muslcale, under the direction of the Elks or chestra, assisted by Mrs. Suzanne Watson, nee Baker, will be given this evening by the Elks lodge, in honor of Miss Jeanette Scott, who leaves next Wednesday for St. Bonis, to complete her musical education, under a noted master. liie entertainment Is an acknow- Idgement of the many musical fa vors bestowed on the lodge by Miss Scott, and will be followed by an old time Elks dance.