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The Newport miner. (Newport, Wash.) 1899-current, February 23, 1911, Image 8

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Big Closing Out Sale Continues
and will continue until we are out of business. Our price reductions show that
we a* m earnest in this matter. Since the begmmng of tins sale our store has
been thronged with eager buyers who are taK.ng advantage of our great offer
ings. We list the following.
25 per Ct off on I. & S. Rings
Guaranteed All Wool Clothing
$22.00 suits now $16.50
$20.00 suits now $15.00
$18.00 st " ts now $13.50
$15.00 st " ts now $11.25
Remember the Goods are Marked in Plain Figures and you
can figure the advertised reductions for yourselves
Reclamation of Stamp Lands
The transformation of a wilder
ness into a garden is planned for
Western Washington and Oregon
no less wonderful than the miracle
wrought by irrigation east of the
Cascades. This is the solution of
the lngged-off land problem that
now seems in sight. To the South
west Washington Developement
Association must be given the cred
it for carrving this movement for
ward until it has reached a point
whera successful clearing of large
areas of stump lands at low cost is
successfully accomplished.
At the convention of the associa
tion, held the past week at Van
couver, the method of operation
was shown and plans for the future
discussed. Prof. Sparks of the
State College at Pullman showed
by actual demonstration how land
may be cleared of stumps and
roots with a minimum of money
and effort and at the convention
sessions prominent delegates out
lined a plan for pooling large
stump land areas and making fer
tile farms out of now almost worth
less land.
The organization of a big com
pany to handle the land, clearing
it and placing it on the market in
small tracts for the farmer, was
forecasted. It was suggested that
money be raised for the work by
bonding the land, similar to the
plan followed in irrigation sections
Easy payments for purchasers
were favored and it was generally
agreed that the resulting develope
ment in dairying, vegetable grow
ing and fruit raising would be as
tonishing in its far reaching bene
fits to the territory between the
Cascade Mountains and the sea.
For a concrete illustration of
what patronizing home industry
means: recently the Vulcan Iron
Works of Seattle obtained a big
contract to furnish the structural
steel for the new Bon Mvrche
building. To get out the work, an
extra force of men has been era
ployed. Then an order was placed
for $20,000 worth of bolts, nuts
Everything that Ladies, Qents and Children Wear P
and rivets with the Washington
Steel & Iron Company, of Ed
monds. The result is that the Ed
monds plant has to increase its
working force and the Edmonds
merchants get an additional num
ber of customers. Not go, had the
orders been sent outside of the
s'ate. The building up of home in
dustries makes for prosperity^
In the eleventh biennial raport
of the state land department it is
shown that the receipts of the de
partment during the last biennial
period from October 1, 1908 to
September 30, 1910 amounted to
$3,783,913 29. The report shows
the exact condition of every land
grant and that of all the latid
grants of the state 16.35 per cent
have been sold and these 502,998
acres have brought $10 577,798.
Women living in the fruit section
of Eastern Washington believe
that the enactment of the Eight
Hour law would be to the detri
ment rather than benefit. In a re
cent communication to a Spokane
paper, one of them said that every
housekeeper knows that in can
ning time, it is necessary to work
overtime to save fruit for domestic
purposes. She argued that the
same holds good with regard to
commercial matters. Strong in
fluences have been brought to bear
on the lawmakers at Olympia that
the measure is distinctly humani
tarian, but investigation proves
that the ten-hour law now in force
gives female labor all the liberties
that are desired by those who re
ally must earn a living by work
ing. It is agitated solely bylabor
leaders, men and women who do
not do manual or physical labor.
'Burns Is lu Towu" screamed
the Seattle newspapers the other
day and there was a general
scurrying on the part of the guilty
conscience people, when it became
known that he was cooperating
with Prosecuting Attorney Murphy
of King County in a graft investi
gation. Immediately following, a
special session of the grand jury
1-2 off on all Ladies,'
Misses' and Child
rens' Cloaks
530.00 Cloaks, sale price $15.00
$25 00 Cloaks, sale price $12.50
MS2O 00 Cloaks, sale price $10.00
$18 00 Cloaks, sale price $9.00
$15-00 Cloaks, sale price $ 7.50
$12 00 Cloaks, sale price $ (.00
iioioo Cloaks, sale price $5.00
$8 00 Cloaks, sale price $ 4.00
.00 Cloaks, sale price $ 3.00
.00 Cloaks, sale price $ 2.00
25 per Ct off on Overcoats
and Cravenetts
20.00 overcoats now $15.00
18.00 overcoats now $13.50
15.00 overcoats now 511.25
12.00 overcoats now $ 0.00
10.00 overcoats now $ 7.50
$309 HAT
was ordered and now people are
awaiting developement. It's Will
iam J. Burns, who uncovered the
timber frauds in Oregon with At
torney Heney and later on stirred
up things in San Francisco. For
mer Chief of Police Wappenstein
and the so called Vice Syndicate
of Seattle are said to be the ones
whose records Burns has been fer
retine out. Senational revelations
are promised.
FOR SALE—Four-room houseand two
lots on South Side at a bargain. Inquire
of A. M. Harris.
If troubled with indigestion, constipa
tion, no appetite or feel bilious, give
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets a trial and you will be pleased with
the result. These tablets invigorate the
stomach and liver and strengthen the
digestion. Sold by all druggists.
Kick on New Fishing Bill
Many fishermen are up in arms over
the proposed fish law that opens the
season April 1 and closes Dec. 1. They
want the Beason to open May 1 and close
Nov. 1.
It is claimed by the Ushermen that
under the proposed law that the native
trout will he-caught during their spawn
ing time in April and the eastern brook
trout that have been planted in the
Washington streams will betaken from
their spawning beds during the month
of November.
Supt. 8. S. Drew, of the Little Spo
kane hatchery, is of the ooinion that all
the work of the Spokane Fish Protective
Association, in planting east brook trout
eggs, will be spoiled if the law goes into
Drew has received applications from
the following places for trout fry: Cusick
creek, Tacoma creek, Hawk creek, Tu
cannon river. Trout lake, Newman lake
and Hughes lake. All but Hawk cre»k
want eastern brook trout, while they
want rainbow.
Railroad Commission Good Thing
An engineer of Tacoma, J. A. Foster,
stated before the railroad committee of
the legislature that in case the legisla
ture failed to appropriate $40,000 for the
state railroad commission, that the
20.0(H) railroad employes in Washington
wonld each contribute $2 for its support,
a- the men who handled trains recog
nize than any one else the value
of the commission. Mr. Foster repre
sent* the traiumen's organisation,
A Story of the
Year 1985
Copyright, 1910, by American Pre«»
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It was at the beginning of the pres
ent century that one of the gatherers
of those colossal fortunes quite com
mon at the time founded an institution
for original scientific investigation.
Soon after the corps of scientists em
ployed there began their work they
made the discovery that living parts
of a body might be substituted for de
caying parts of another body. For
instance, a knee might be replaced by
a knee taken from a different person,
serving the purpose of a new knee.
From this starting point the experi
menters proceeded step by step til)
there was no part of the human body
that they could not supply.
pearly half a century elapsed, how
ever, before these gentlemen succeed
ed in replacing all the parts in a single
human body by similar parts from oth
er bodies.
The first perfect combination man
was completed at the institute last
year. There was not an organ or a
part of an organ In him that had not
been taken from another person. The
man whose parts had beeu all re
moved and replaced had been named
Peter Sykes, a criminal condemned for
murder. He was given the choice of
being executed or turned over to the
professors *to liis identity by be
coming another person. He shudder
ed at the immolitlon of his own per
sonality, but consented rather than die
the death of a felon.
The case was the first that was suc
cessful in producing an altogether pew
being, The operators who made or.
rather, combined him considered that
their first duty toward him was to
name him. They chose the Latin word
omnium, meaning "of all"—that is, Mr.
Omnium made up of all kinds of
persons. It was expected by the un
scientific laity that he might be op
posed to giving up the name of Sykes,
but as there was nothing of Sykes left
in him he made no objection what
ever. Indeed, he did not remember
ever having been Sykes, The v life
Sykes had led was not in him at all.
Since Omnium was entirely experi
mental, the professors who had manu
factured him gave orders that he Was
not to be permitted—at least for some
time—to leave the institution, But a
certain part of his brain and his right
hand had been taken from a burglar.
The consequence was that though
locked in by a guard he found no trou
ble in picking the lock with such Im
plements as he found lying about and
walked forth into the world the first
man born of a great many mothers
and just as many fathers.
As might have been expected, this
fragmentary though entire individual
followed the strongest of all the natu
ral laws—the law which unites the
sexes. His component parts had been
taken from persons between twenty
and thirty. His average age was there
fore twenty-five; a time of life when a
man's fancy turns to love. He had
been well dressed by the professors,
and as they feared he might get out
into the world without funds they had
placed a roll of bills in his pocket.
Feeling hungry, he went into a restau
rant, where he ate a good meal and
took a desperate fancy to the cashier,
who was a very attractive young wom
an of twenty. scraped an ac
quaintance with her, he invited her to
go to the theater with him that even
ing, an invitation she accepted.
It should be noted here that Omnium
on entering the world as a combina
tion man obeyed the two most impor
tant natural laws. The first thing he
did was to satisfy his hunger, the sec
ond to make love.
Miss Mabel Thompson, the young
lady to whom Omnium paid his ad
dresses, found him a very puzzling per
son. Instead of having a few charac
teristic traits he had a hundred. The
first clashing of idiosyncrasies she no
ticed was between those of a spend
thrift and a miser, a portion of whose
brains had been engrafted within his
cranium. Instead of engaging seats at
the theater he took a whole box. This
was embarrassing to Miss Thompson,
who was a very modest person. What
was her surprise when after the play
he took her to supper and ordered one
herring for the two.
This episode, though neither of them
knew it, showed from the first that
though it was possible to produce a
perfect physical combination man, the
matter of those elements that are to
be classed as mental opened up a new i
field for the scientists. It demonstrat
ed that to place in the same skull two
such discordant elements as the brains
•f a miser and a spendthrift Is to
make a bad combination.
But Miss Thompson was doomed to
further surprise and disappointment
While going home after the apology
for a supper—half a herring for each
of them—suddenly the strokes of a
bell fell upon their ears. At the first
stroke Omnium stopped stock still.
There were three strokes, then nine.
On the ninth stroke a hook and lad
der truck passed. Omnium left the
lady standing on the sidewalk, dashed
to the truck, stood on the footboard
and was whirled away.
Can !t be wondered that the pool
girl was astonished, disappointed. In
the man who had so recently come to
her to kindle those hopes of marriage
and home which are bom in every
woman? Omnium called upon her the
Best day and - was coldly received.
Had the two heagi a remark: of Pro
fessor Sweigler when OmSpa was be
ing put together would have un
derstood the strange action. "This la
a portion of the brain," the professor
had said, "of Sam Tucker, the, most
daring fireman in the department He
has taken twenty medals for bravery
at fires." And the professor inserted
some gray matter in the cranium be
fore him.
Omnium explained to Miss Thomp
son that when he heard the fire alarm
and saw the truck dash by he felt an
unconquerable impulse to get on the
truck and go to the fire. He regretted
leaving her alone, but could not help
it Whereupon she forgave him.
Reconciliations are always danger
ous, and it proved so in this instance.
Omnium told her that he loved her,
clasped her in his arms and begged
her to marry him.
Her answer was that, first, he must
make known who he was; second, his
means, and if these were satisfactory
to her she would consent to a trial en
Omnium after a few moments'
thought told her that he would pre
pare a statement for her embodying
the information she asked for. The
truth is he knew nothing about him
self and thought it necessary to do a
job of thinking on the matter. He
left her, promising to bring the facts
the next evening. He had hired a
room and went there from Miss
Thompson. Throwing himself into ah
easy chair, be began to think.
The first person he remembered be
ing was JSvan Drake. He recalled
working in a counting room as a man
of that name. Then being addressed
as Dr, Harwood came glimmering in
his brain. Corporal Horgan was the
next identity he felt, and this gave
way to J villus, a colored man.
"Great heavens," he exclaimed, "is
there negro blood in my veins?"
He examined his nails and the palms
of his hands, but could see no traces
of such an Inheritance, This comfort
ed him,
How it happened Omnium himself
could never explain. He remembered
Jotting down the names as they oc
curred to him of persons he seemed to
have been, and he recalled addressing
a note to Miss Thompson beginning.
♦The information as to myself prom
ised you is"— Then followed the name
Omnium, after which he had written
the word alias, adding six other names.
He had evidently got confused at a
consciousness of haviDg been so many
different persons and did not know
what he was doing, for the next morn
ing Miss Thompson received the list
of his names through the mail.
"What is it?" asked a friend who
was with her at the time, seeing her
turn pale.
"Don't ask me!" moaned the poor
"Po tell me."
"My lover confesses to six aliases.
He's a crook."
Miss Thompson's friend after labor
ing with her for hours finally induced
her to promise that she would never
see her lover again and that she would
send his note to the police.
The escape of Omnium from the in
stitute occasioned consternation among
the professors who had constructed
him. They could not know what he
would do and feared some trouble
would result from his being at liberty
for which they would be held respon
sible. One morning Dr. Tunshutter.
Ph. D., while looking at the morn
ing paper noticed that a man had been
arrested with half a dozen aliases to
his name. He was a puzzle to the po
lice. Neither the name Omnium nor
any of the aliases except that of a
murderer who had been sentenced to
be executed and of whose execution
there was no record was known to the
authorities. No one knew what to do
with him.
Dr. Tunshutter threw down his pa
per, called a carriage and drove at
once to the office of the superintend
ent of police. To his request that
Omnium be returned at once to the
institute, the superintendent said that
the return must be made legally and
asked for the man's identity.
"How can I tell you that?" cried the
professor. "There are parts of more
than fifty people in him."
"Do you mean that you can't give
me Ms legal name?"
"He has none."
"Is he white or black?"
"I can't say; there Is a faint trace
of black In him."
"He is a man, isn't he?"
"Not entirely. There are cartilages
of several dogs, the skins of two rats,
And much sewing was done with cat
-"For heaven's sake, take him away!"
cried the superintendent. "I wouldn't
have the responsibility of either hold
ing of giving up such a monster for
the world. I'll turn him loose, and
you must have some one from your
confounded institute here to take him.
If loose again he'll get into
court, and it will require a United
States supreme justice to establish his
legal status."
Omnium was released from custody
that afternoon and caged by the keep
ers of the Institute. He managed to
get hold of a lawyer, and his case
came up before the court. Seven at
torneys, three judges and a large num
ber of jurymen lost their minds in the
struggle to establish his legal iden
tity. While these efforts were being
made he one day became very much
excited and fell dead. The profes
sors made a postmortem examination
and found some of the catgut with
which the lobes of the brain had been '
sewed had decayed.
Then a law was passed forbidding
the construction of any more cembi-
JMLtyoa bmmu
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for the use of your appetite? If 8 0, yon
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vored right here, and "always good
alike." We are noted for delici<>u9
Meats of all kinds and we know you wiU
appreciate our offerings after the finstt
trial. We alwavs have the best quality
of fresh-killed Beef, Veal, Mutto®, iamb
Pork and Poultry. Family and resta-.
urant trade catered to especially.
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Teacher of latest \mproved kindergarten
also private lessons
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On five entiies we won four prizes
including Champion Berkshire Sow
at 1910 Spokane Interstate Fair.
Barred Plymouth Rocks —Two
prize winning males head our pens.
A few Cockerels for sale—Eggs for
Hatching, $1.50 per Setting of Thir
teen. Order Early.
One or two more Milch Cows for
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