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VOL. 26
Montesano Will Entertain
State Dairymen's Con
vention Tomorrow
Session Will End Wednesday
Evening with a Banquet
for Visitors.
MONTESANO, Dee. 4. —Montesano ;
is making extensive preparation for
the entertainment of her guests when
the Washington State Dairy associa
tion begins a three days convention
here tomorrow. Governor M. IS. Hay
will be present Wednesday evening
and make an address at the "Hy-yu
Muck-a Muck" banquet. S. C. Thomp
son of Washington, I). ('.. acting chief
of the diary division, will be a strong
■card as his address will be interest
ing. Five prizes for best essays will
be given away, also prizes for a boy's
cattle judging contest. The banquet
will be of products from Chehalis
county, each valley contributing to
the menu. The official program fol
lows :
Tuesday, Dec. 5.
10 a. m. President's address.
11 a. m. How to make Dairying a
Success, Hon. Fred Mess.
1:30 p. m. Raising the Dairy Calf.
Mrs. J. B. Gochnour.
2:30 p. m. Contagious Abortion,
Dr. S. 11. Nelson.
4 p. m. Success With Dairying. E.
L. Brewer.
7:30 p. m. Advantages of Dairying.
Hon. F. R. Spinning.
8:30 p. m. Papers by the boys and
Wednesday, Dec. 6.
8:30 a. m. Address to the Boy's
Stock Judging Class. F. H. Scribner.
9 a. m. Address by S. C. Thomp
son, acting Chief U. S. Dairy Division.
10 a. m. Value of Farm Manure,
Prof. Geo. Severance, director, West
ern Washington Experiment station.
11:30 a. m. Roy's Stock Judging
2 p. m. Economical Feeding of For
age Crops. Prof. R. W. Thatcher,
Director Agricultural Experiment sta
3:30 p. m. Value of Keeping Rec- j
ords, F. H. Scribner, Dairy Expert,
U. S. Dairy Division.
6:30 p. in. Grand banquet by Mon
tesano Commercial club. Gov. M. E.
Hay will answer to the toast, "The
Need of Better Business Methods,"
Prof. 11. B. Dewey, "Agriculture in |
our Public Schools." Prof. R. W. 1
Thatcher, "Education for Agricultural
Thursday, Dec. 7.
8:30 a. m. Results of Cow Testing
Associations, L. W. Hanson.
10 a. m. Some Contagious Diseases
of Cattle as an Economic Problem,
11. La. Blanchard.
1:30 p. m. Success with the Silo,
J. B. Goclinour.
2:30 p. m. Caring for Cream on the
Farm. S. S. Morse.
3:30 p. m. Election of officers.
Muck-a-Muck Potlatch
to be given at Montesano, Dec. 6,
in honor of visiting delegates and
dairymen of the State convention,
will be provided by the residents and
clubs of the county and will in a
measure be a harvest feast represent
ing all sections of Chehalis county.
Oakville Ripe fruit
Porter Pumpkin pies
Elma Butter and celery j
McCleary lloney j
Satsop Cream
Montesano Ice cream, cottage
cheese, big spuds and Chase &
Sanborn's coffee and napkins.
South Montesano Cabbage
Wynooche Valley Chickens
Aberdeen Clams and cured meats
Hoquiam... .Grays Harbor Oysters
and Cigars :
Moclips Cranberries
West port Crabs
Quiniault Lake .... Quiniault Salmon
Five Prizes for Best Essays.
At the Washington State Dairy
men's convention to be held in Mon
tesano Dec. 5, (i and 7. live prizes of
$15, $10, $8 and for best essays
on the following subjects will be
Raising the Dairy Calf.
Succulent Feed for the Dairy Herd. |
Production and Marketing of Milk
for City Trade.
Selection and Improvement of the
Dairy Herd.
The German club, an organization
formed for the purpose of studying
German language and composed of
teachers and graduates of the public
schools has been formel. The clhb
members were entertained Wednes
day by Miss Emily Hart. The mem
bers are: Miss Ruth Fogle, Jessie
Gibson. Klizabeeth Kay. Clara Schnei
der. Beulah Scott, Mildred Melrose.
Mona Shannon, Marguerite Wilson,
Emily Hart and Leo Scott, Alexander
Lackey, Frederick Hart, Mottie Madi
son and .lohn May. The club will meet
next Wednesday night with Miss
Elizabeth Kay at her home on North
H street.
Federal Government Most
The Organization Is Neces
sary If Grs>~ j Harbor
Properly Developes
Some opponents of the port meas
ure will say that the government will
attend to our port needs if we do
not, hence let's save the labor and
money of doing it ourselves. The fact
is that notwithstanding the vast
amount appropriated at various times
for harbor improvements, the num
ber of ports demanding and need
ing assistance is so large that the
funds available when so distribut; d
are entirely inadequate. Consequent
ly our work is spasmodic. Few pro
jects are prosecuted to completion and
then only after the lapse of years:
in fact, none of the ports of the
country have been content to de;ie:rl
only upon federal funds for their im
A further fact that is developing
is" that more and more the federal
government is confining itself to the
entrance and the inner harbor is only
of interest to it in so far as it affords
safe anchorage facilities. This leaves
by far the greater part of the total
equipment of the port, such as the
interior waterways, the proper docks
and terminal facilities and minor port
equipment and regulation to be pro
vided by some other body. Another
fact that is fast developing is that
congress is directing its aid to those
ports that by their local money and
co-operation show an interest in their
welfare. The adage that "the Ixjrd
helps those that help themselves" is
being applied by congress to harbor
appropriations and only on this basis
can be explained the large appropria
tions secured by the Columbia river
in its harbor work. The friends of
the port bill firmly believe that for
every dollar spent by the Port of
Grays Harbor the government will
spend two on and above what we
would secure without this demonstra
tion of our faith in our own project.
The affairs of practically every
great port, not only in the United
States, but in foreign nations, are
handled by a separate port commis
sion or board with certain fixed and
definite sources of revenue. The
method of formation, of appointment
and size of this central authority va
ries, but in their powers and duties
they are practically the same. Most
are unsalaried boards. Such is the
constitution of the port authorities of
London, Glasgow, Liverpool, New York
Montreal, Portland and in our own
state this is regulated by the gener
al state law. This assures a mini
mum of expense for general expenses
and insures the money going to port
At the present time, outside of the
long distance control and the spas
modic work of the l T nited States en
gineering corps, there is no author
ity governing port matters on Grays
Harbor. Our greatest resource—the
port—its improvement, control and
development of its business is the
business of no one. Under such cir
cumstances can we expect it to de
velop? Even iti the matter of trade
development, and harbor government
a port commission is justified and the
cost is practically nothing.
A commercial port is an articulate
ly connected machine of many ele
ments, each depending upon one an- j
other and each ol' importance in the i
assembly. Primarily, a port is a i
point of interchange between land
and water transportation facilities.
The rail facilities will reach any port
that offers business. Grays Harbor!
has now three trans-continental rail-)
roads, with another ready for entry
when conditions warrant. These lines ;
reach many points 011 our harbor but 1
at the present time there is 110 ac
tual connection between tile rail and 1
water shipping facilities in that there
is no place where goods in carload
lots can be transferred directly with
modern facilities and without truck
ing to steamers and vice versa. The
great highway of the ocean is open
and free to all but the question of
the harbor entrance generally pre
sents difficulties. It should be shel
tered, safe, of sufficient width and di
rect in alignment with a depth of wa
ter in the bar to accommodate the ves
sels desiring to enter. The Grays
Harbor bar has all those qualifica
tions excepting depth. This is now
in process of remediation by the fed
eral government and it is tile opinion
of all engineers that when the two bar
jetties are completed our harbor will
have an available depth of thirty
feet or more, sufficient for tlie utmost I
development of our port possibilities. I
The interior harbor should be pro-
t ■■ • ■■—
I (Continued to page eight)
Readily Helps Port That
Helps Itself.
(By Frank H. Lamb)
Necessity of Public Board.
Essentials of a Modern Port.
The McNamara Brothers and
Los Angeles Courthouse
Photos copyright by American Press Association. 1011
Fair Oaks Crashes Into New
Railroad Bridge Early
This Morning
The new Oregon-Washington Rail
road & Navigation company bridge
across the Chehalis river, was put
out of commission at 9 o'clock this
morning and the west side on the
north channel wrecked, when the
steamer Fair Oaks collided with the
According to eye witnesses, the
bridge was swung shut as the steam
er was within a ship's length of the
The Fair Oaks had whistled for Ihe
bridge about the same time as the
steamer Manette, the Fair Oaks com
ing up stream with a strong flood
tide and the Manette going towards
the lower harbor. The steamers ex
changed signals, the Manette pass
ing through the south draw and the
Fair Oaks taking the north opening.
Evidently the bridge tender failed to
see the Fair Oaks and when the ship
was nearly to the draw, it was swung
right in the steamer's path, and with
a crash that could be heard for blocks
the steamer struck the structure. The
collision caused the south end of the
bridge to tip into the water, and the
bridge for a few moments swayed
like a rocking chair. Eye witnesses
thought that the bridge would topple
off the pier and go into the river but
it regained its balance. Captain Ha
gen. as soon as he saw the danger,
reversed his engines and sounded sev
eral blasts, but the strong tide car
ried the steamer into the walk, and
the ripping of wood and bending of
steel was deafening to those 011 the
The damage to the bridge cannot
be estimated at this time.
The collision was sufficient, to dam
age the machinery, and the struc
ture could not he moved. The Ma
nette then attempted to tow the
bridge open, but after moving it 15
feet, had to abandon the work.
The west walk for a distance of
.">0 feet is completely demolished, the
steel rails being bent out of shape.
A crew of men are at work 011 the
machinery to ascertain the amount
of damages.
The injuries to the Fair Oaks are
thought slight, the stem being crush
ed and other slight breakages.. The
steamer was stopped still when it
struck the draw and Captain Hagen
backed his boat away.
The steamer Newburg brought to
this city Saturday, four hoys, Alvin
Kennedy, Howard and .Magnus .John
son and Howard Wilson of Hoquiam,
who were picked up on a raft near
tiie Grays Harbor city dock. The
lads started out on their raft Friday
afternoon for a trip and were finally
blown to the south harbor where they
spent Friday night in a deserted
shack. Saturday morning both wind
and tide carried them into the north
channel where the Newburg picked
them up. The lads were somewhat
chilled but otherwise not even fright
Chamber of Commerce Mem
bership Contest to End
At Luncheon.
Tomorrow the big campaign for
members inaugurated by the Aber
deen Chamber of Commerce, will come
to a head and before the lunch at
the Fairmont hotel is finished, the to
tal membership will probably be
swelled several hundred.
For the past week members have
been getting converts to the boosting
cause until there are more than 100
applications in the hands of the mem
bers. One member has worked ex
ceedingly hard, securing more than
17 members and lie is still on the
The list will include ndividual as
well as corporation membership, and
the campaign is one of the warmest
ever started by any club.
Secretary Dudley G. Allen is striv
ing for a record in membership. He
wants Aberdeen to have the largest
membership, pro rata, of any com
mercial organization in the United
States. He is working hard along
these lines and is having excellent
success, as the members are all in
the game and striving for the same
thing that Allen is working for.
Every indication points to a rousing
meeting and there will be considera
ble speech making and cheering, as
the list of new members is announc
In fact, the meeting will he a sort
of "get together" one and all should
be prepared to attend and join in the
Less Than Ten Per Cent of Aberdeen
Electors Take Interest in School
Affairs to Vote
The election of two school directors
Saturday attracted but slight atten
tion, and less than 300 votes, out of
a registration of over 3,000 were cast.
Were it not for the contest betweeen
S. K. Howes and Attorney Dan Pear
sail it is doubtful if half that number
would have taken the trouble to go to
the polls.
('. M. Weatherwax was re-elected,
by the vote of 273 and S. K. Bowes
received 258, while Pearsal got 232,
electing Bowes by a majority of 2t>.
The vote by wards follows:
Weatherwax Bowes Pearsall
First 11 24
Second ."2 40 40
Third 50 57 42
Fourth 13 '.i 2ti
Fifth 122 177 60
Sixth 55 30 40
Totals .. ..273 258 232
The annual charity ball at Electric
pavilion last Thursday night, was well
attended, being one of the events of
the social season. The crowd was
large and a general good time was en
joyed by those attending. The com
mittee in charge report a neat sum
cleared by the dance, the proceeds
which will be applied for charity J
work in this city.
| James B. McNamara, Man Who Blew Up The Times, Which
Carried With It The Death of Twenty-one
! John J. McNamara, the One Who Destroyed Llewellyn Iron
Works-One Escapes With Life Sentence, Other
Probably With Fourteen Years
LOS ANGELES, Dec I.—James B. McNamara pleaded guilty to murder
ill tht; first, degree in .Judge Walter Bordwell's court today. His brother,
John J. McNamara, secretary of the International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers, entered a plea of guilty to dynamiting the
Llewellyn Iron Works in Los Angeles, Christmas day, 1910.
Clears Entire Tragedy
James B. McNamara's confession clears up absolutely the tragedy ot
the explosion and lire which, at 1:07 o'clock on the morning of October 1,
1910, wrecked the plant of the Los Angeles Times, at First and Broadway,
and caused the death of twenty-one persons. For nineteen of these "deaths
the McNamara brothers were indicted, and I. B. McNamara was on trial
specifically for the murder of Charles .1. Haggerty, a machinists whose
body was found nearer than that of any other to the spot where the dyna
mite was supposed to have been placed.
Will Be Sentenced December 5
Both men's sentences were set for December 5, when it is expected Dis
trict Attorney John 1). Fredericks will ask for life imprisonment for James
B. McNamara, the confessed murderer, and probably fourteen years for his
brother. 'I lie men's lives are considered saved. The great contention that
the Los Angeles Times was not dynamited is dead beyond resurrection or
any argument.
Tonight as the two brothers sat together in the county jail, refusing to
see anyone or to make any statement, an interest second to the occurrence
itself hung about the question with reference to James 8., "Why did he
To this opposing counsel gave the same answer.
Confessed Because of Guilt
"He confessed because he was guilty, and that's all there is to it," de
clared District Attorney Fredericks.
"He was counseled to confess because that was the best thing he could
do in opinion of counsel," said Attorney Clarence S. Darrow, chief of coun
sel. "I will say now that there was no other reason or motive in it. I have
studied this case for months. It presented a stone wall."
Darrow's statement was made after looking square in the face of charge*
that the recent arrest of Burt H. Franklin, an investigator employed by the
defense, and two others with him, might have precipitated a situation un
tenable, save by confession of the prisoner.
Burns Still on Job
CHICAGO, Dec. 2. —Detective William J. Burns left Chicago tonight to take
up anew the trail he hopes soon to end with the arrest of every man con
nected with the McNamara dynamiting gang. The detective refused to di
vulge his destination, but it is believed he went to Indianapolis.
Before his departure he intimated that the result of the guilty pleas
entered by the McNamara brothers might mean further arrests in San Fran
cisco. He refused to make predictions as to when the arrests would come,
"Burns is still on the job," he said, with a smile, as he brushed a pile
of congratulatory telegrams aside and picked up a telephone to give several
last orders to subordinates in Chicago. "We've got the evidence —overwhelm
ing evidence —to prove just who was concerned in this entire matter, and
we 11 get the men before we quit. That's about all I can say."
"That means the men who employed the McNamara gang that blew up
the Ix>s Angeles Times building?" was suggested. "Do you know them?
"We know who they are. We know they will be arrested and others
will be arrested who have a hand in the labor plots in connection with
the Structural Iron Workers, Milton A. Schmidt and David Caplan, the other
two men under indictment in connection with the Times explosion, will be
arrested before we are done.
Believes Others Being Protected
"They are being protected right now by the McNamara defense, but
they will be found. I know they are in this country."
"Do you think the discovery of the jury bibery plot in Los Angeles had
anything to do with the pleas entered by the McNamaras?" he was asked.
"We have all the facts in connection with that plot," he answered,
smiling. "We know all about it."
The detective said the statement of Attorney Clarence Darrow to the
effect that James B. McNamara declared he did not expect such a heav>
explosion and insisted that force was greater because of a co-ordinate ev
plosion of gas. was in keeping with the confession of Ortie McManigal, who
helped commit the crime.
Knew Part of Explosion Due to Gas
"Why, McManigal told us in his first confession that McNamara turned
open the stop cocks on ihe gas mains of the building when he set the bomb,'
the detective said. "We knew all the time that a part of the explosion was
due to the gas, but they had plenty of dynamite and nitroglycerine there
to wreck the building, at that. They tried to buy 90 per cent, dynamite to
do the job, and when told that 85 per cent, was the strongest they could
buy, they got that. The statement that ten or twelve pounds of dynamite
was all they had may or may not be true. They had hundreds of pounds
at their command."
Says Samuel Gompers Lied
Speaking of Samuel Gompers. against whom the detective has the most
bitter feeling because of the labor head's denunciation of the detective and
his methods. Mr. Burns said:
"Gompers knew from the first that 1 never made a 'plant' of dynamite,
as he has charged. How do 1 know? Because Clarence Darrow told him
so in Indianapolis immediately after the arrests were made. Darrow told
him right then that Burns never 'planted' the dynamite and that 1 had
a case."
Fight Has Only Begun
NE W YORK, Dec. 2.—"The fight has only just begun. This is only the
lirst chapter. What we want to find out now is who were the men behind
the McNamaras. and this we purpose doing."
This statement was made today by Walter Drew, chief counsel for the
National Erectors' association, which employed William J. Burns and his
detectives to investigate the Los Angeles dynamiting case.
"The McNamaras in pleading guilty have said that they were sent on'
there and acted for a principle," Mr. Drew continued. "It is obvious that
the men representing this 'principle' have kept them well supplied with
money. It is to find out who these men are that becomes the important
issue from now on."
McNamaras Only Tools
"The McNamaras," continued Mr. Drew, "were merely tools of a coteri.
of men who attempted by force to coerce builders of structural steel an !
bridges into maintaining a closed shop and as hirelings they had no interest,
whatever in committing murder or blowing up property further than to s >
j do their work as to draw their pay.
"Their crimes are nominal compared to those committed by the men wh -
| sent, them lo do these jobs and who paid for murdering men and destroying
j buildings and bridges with high explosives.
"These are the men we want, and I believe that when the Unite i
! States grand jury again assembles in Indianapolis events will transpire whit
i will make the confessions of the McNamaras' puny by comparison."
Mr, Drew told how, five years ago, his association had undertaken t .
put ait end to the dynamiting of its construction work, and how William .
Burns had been called in to work on the case.
Aberdeen Lodge. Benevolent Protec
tive Order of Elks Hold Mem
orial Services Yesterday
The Grand theater was packed yes
terday afternoon on the occasion of
the annual memorial session of Aber-!
deen lodge, B. P. O. E., by the mem
bers and friends of the order. The
"• rn
t0^ s
I impressive program, as published i:.
the Herald of Thursday, was exet
lently rendered, and highly appr ■
! ciateed by the large audience.
The address by Brother C. O. Batf
of Tacoma JxHlge, No. 174, was an
eloquent tribute to the dead brethre
'as well as to the cardinal teachings
iof the order, and was listened to
Aith marked attention.

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