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Says Millers' Compact Virluallv
Eliminates All Competition and
Quotes Clause from Their
Agreement to Substantiate His
Tacoma, Oct. 24.—State drain Com
misaioner W. H. Reed announces bis
intention of making war on the Wash
ington Millers' Association, which, be
avers, has as one of its objeots the
elimination of competition in grain
buying, or the making of the organiza
tion a trnst inimical to the interests of
the wheat growers of the Northwest.
The fact that the attorney general
of the state is nnable to find any laws
on the statute books to break it up, as
published in the newspapers a few
days ago, instead of patting a quietus
on the fight against the alleged grain
trnst, as Mr. Reed sees it, only makes
the necessity of a straight-out war
against the association more impera
"If anyone doubts," said Mr. Reed,
"that the Millers' Association was or
ganized to eliminate competition in
buying, I refer them to the following
statement in the articles of agreement
entered into by the millers, and whioh
they are now working under. It reads:
The Buyers' Compact.
" 'The Portland committee and the
Paget Sound committee shall consult,
each day, early in the morning,
through their representatives, and
agree on limits, which shall be sent
oat by the various members at the
same time, and expire each evening
at 8 o'clock.'
"This agreement is dated August
18, 1905, and it was only by acoident
that a copy of it fell into my hands,
as the meetings of the association are
secret, and the purport of the agree
ment was not intended to be known by
any person Hot a member of the trust.
"I believe this grain trust can be
broken up. One exactly similar was
organized in Kansas, and Gov. Hoch
proceeded against it, and in the oases
that were tried succeeded in getting a
verdict against the members, and the
tines and punishments levied resulted
in the trust going to pieoes.''
Spokane, Oct. 23.—Spokane is keen
ly watching the Bellingham movement
to build a railroad from that city to
this one. Everything whioh has been
said in the Coast papers about the pro
posed road has been reprinted in the
Spokane papers, and business men are
looking up the proposed route.
notion will be taken by the
Chamber of commerce of this city
whenever the request for co-operation
comes from Belling hum," said L. (i.
Monroe, secretary of tho chamber.
"Spokane would be greatly benefitted
by such a road. How much the city
could assist, of oourse I oannot say.
It has given liberally to other roads,
and will gladly welcome any other
whioh would tap as rioh a section of
the state as the proposed line. When
ever we are asked to do something a
meeting will be called at onoe and a
committee will be appointed to act.
"The proposed toad, I believe, would
pan through a more prodoutive coun
try than either of the present lines tra
verse in orossing the state. It is a most
alluring route from a tonnage point of
view. It would pass far enough north
of the Central Washington branch of
the Northern Pacific to give a good
patronage from the moment it leaves
Spokane. It would pass through what
is known as the Little Egypt wheat
section, which is one of the best in the
state. It would have the south half
of the Colville reservation tributary to
it. This is one of the finest agricul
tural and timber portions of Eastern
Washington and at present is without
railway communication. It will be
open to settlement soon.
"The road as planned will pass
through wbac will ne a great fruit dis
trict when there is transportation for
the frnit. This district, along the
Columbia river, the Spokane river and
the Methow river, produces as fine ap
ples r.s are raised anywhere in the
world. It will be a land of vineyards,
also, some day, one Spokane man being
now engaged in planting forty acrea of
Concord grapes.
"The district will have a heavy ton
nage of mineral, for the road will pass
directly through tbe Okanogan coun
try. The line also will tap a tine tim
ber belt in the Cascades.
"No other line crossing tiie state has
a tonnage of wheat, grain, timber and
mining products in large quantities.
"One or the other of tbe Eastern
roads now looking eagerly for a Paget
Sound terminal would gladly do busi
ness with any independent line which
is built from Bellingham to Spokane."
Ambassador from Menelik.
New York, Oot. 28.—El Hagg Ab
dullah A 1 Sadik Pasha, prinoe of the
Mohammedan church, general of the
Abysssiaian army, minister and envoy
of Emperor Menelik, has arrived here
on the steamer Cedrio. He comes os
tensibly in regard to the new treaty of
commerce between this country and
Abyssinia, but as a matter of faot to
study the possibility of closer relations
with the United States. Menelik is
especially interested in New York.
Steamers Every Two Weeks Prom
sound to SouOh America.
Seattle, Oct. 23.—When oompleted,
the two 14,000 ton steel steamers whioh
the American - Hawaiian Steamship
Company is building in San Francisco
will be placed on the Seattle-Central
Amerioan run and will be used to es
tablish a thirty day service between
the sound and New York. The steam
ers will be run to the isthmus of Te
hauntepec and there they will connect
with the new railroad which the Nica
raguan government has almost com
Heretofore the steamers of the Amer
ioan-Hawaiian line have made the long
passage from New York to Seattle by
way of the Horn, but when the new
steamers are launched the voyage
around the oape will be done away
with and the company's fleet of steam
ers will be divided so that half are on
the Pacific side. Freight will be car
ried down to the isthmus, shipped
across on the new railroad and reload
ed on the other steamer whioh will be
waiting to receive it.
Capt. Cook, representative of the
Amerioan-Hawaiian line in Seattle,
stated that when the new vessels were
put in commission a regular two weeks
service would be established.
"The business from Seattle warrants
an increase in the number of steamers
operated by our company," said Capt.
Cook, "and as soon as the new ships
now under aonstruction in San Fran
cisco are completed they will be put
on the Seattle-Central Amerioan run.
This has only been decided reoently.
"At present our steamers run on the
average of about one a month, but
when the new vessels are placed in
commission we will have a service ev
ery two weeks. The new railroad
whioh the Nicaraguan government has
just completed will enable us to ship
goods across the isthmus of Tebaunte
peo and reship them on one of the wait
ing steamers in a very short time. This
will be continued until the Panama ca
nal is completed. But as soon as the
new vessels are ready for service, which
will be next July, our ships will dis
continue the voyage around the Horn."
Mr. Takaltira Says Japan Is (ilad We
Have Philippines.
Washingtton, Oct. 23.— Declaring
that Japan welcomes the presence of
the United States in the Philippines,
Mr. Takahira, the Japanese minister,
has given a statement to the Washing
ton Post, replying to its inquiry, in
which he says that Japan feels "great
repose about the Philippines, because
they are oocupied by the United States
with the firm hold of its authority over
the arohipelago, not to speak of many
other lessons being given there by the
new owner by introducing modern im
provements in various ways."
R°garding Japan's future, Mr. Tak
ahira said:
"I presume it would be better for
you to wait a little while before you
will be able to see what Japan will
actually do. I firmly believe that there
will be no departure made hereafter
ftotn the line of policy hitherto pur
sued by the Japanese government. The
open door polioy proposed by the Unit
ed States and readily joined in by Jap
an in July, 1900, will be scrupulously
observed throughout the future, and
the legitimate rights and interests of
all nations will be equally respected
wherever our influence would extend."
Several Carloads Soon to Come from
Portland Pair.
Seattle, Oct. 28.—Within the next
thirty days the state university muse
um will be the recipient of the largest
and most valuable collection of exhib
its ever presented to the institution.
According to the present laws, every
thing purchased by the state for its ex
hibit at any fair or exhibition shall be
turned over to the state iruseum after
it has served its purpose, if it is desir
able, and as a result the university
will receive between six and eight oar
loads of exhibits from the Lewis and
Clark fair.
At present the county exhibits are
being removed and packed for ship
ment to their different destinations,
and until they are out of the way no
attempt can be made to ship any goods
to this city. As far as possible the
material will be gathered together and
shipped in carload lots. Among the
most important articles which will
be received by the university museum
Valuable collections of ores, mineral
products, forestry, fishery and horti
cultural exhibits. Several dozens of
cabinets containing different varieties
of grains of the state, and other im
portant products, are also included in
the list.
Not Necessary to Wait for Patent
to Issue.
Olympia, Oot. 23.—The attorney
general holds that Northern Pacific
land grant lands should be taxed from
the date tbe selections are approved by
the local land office, rather than from
the subsequent date when patent is is
sued. As there is usually several years
difference between thes6 dates and as
the railroad is said to have been pay
ing only from late of patent, the opin
ion, if carried out, will mean an in
crease in tax receipts in all counties
where the railway company is making
title to land. Tbe opinion was written
upon request of L. R. Byrne, prose
cuting attorney of Mason county.
Tor Irving Monument.
Cleveland, 0., Oct. 23.—A. F.
Hartz, proprietor of the Euolid Ave
nue opera house of this oity, has start
ed a national movement to ereot a
monument to Sir Henry Irving.
All scentless lif the fields of snow,
The valley mists hang deep below.
No earthly damps attaint the nir.
And all is pure and white and fair.
No stir betrays the wandering breeze.
No whisper from the frozen trees,
They muster still and stark and pale,
A phantom host in silver mail.
And s lver stlidded over all
Is drawn night's velvet purple pall.
Anil all is peace; the titfnl breath
Seems sacrilege in this land of death.
When far athwart the Northern Pol#
The rainbow tinted streamers roll.
The leagnred wizard of the North
lias Hiiug his tier.v challenge forth.
And. where across the frozen plaiu
Ides the grim harvest of the slain,
His icy searchlights coldly sweep
The approaches to his virgin keep.
So are there latitude* too high
In realms of cold philosophy.
And barr n wastes, that cannot give
The bre.id whereby a man may live.
—The Spectator.
THE door of tlio doctor's house
was closed almost noiselessly
and John Hreen went slowly
down the short flight of steps, his
grayish countenance working with
"A guinea for prescribing more rest
and nourishment, plus a hottle of drug
gist's tilth!" he muttered. "What on
earth possessed me to consult him?"
Reaching the pavement, he began to
walk swiftly, but a throbbing behind
the old scar 011 his temple compelled
him to slacken his pace.
"I suppose It was that that made
me take fright," he said to himself.
"I never used to have headaches. • • *
If I'm not better by to-morrow I'll take
his prescription to the chemist, though
I believe It's all nonsense."
A hansom driver hailed him Invit
ingly. but he shook his head Impatient
ly, and quickened his steps In spite of
the dull throbbing that caused him to
half close his eyes. It was a chilly
evening, anil, as lie turned from the
quiet street into the busy thorough
fare sleet began to f.ill; but Instead of
taking a 'bus he set out to walk the
two miles that lay between him and
his place of abode.
His home was an old fashioned, neg
leefed-looklng building In the neigh
borhood of Kussell Square, and he
was the sole occupant. A charwoman
came for an hour "very morning and
made a pretense of cleaning up gener
ally, although her work consisted
chiefly In removing the ashes of the
parlor grate tin winter) and washing
the dishes which her master had soiled
tie previous day. He placed both In
tho hall, for Rhe was not admitted to
the parlor. John Breeu did his own
cooking, such as It was, at the sitting
room fire, and his bed consisted of tho
sofa and a traveling rug lu the same
apartment. The other rooms, eight In
number, of the house were unfur
On entering the hall, which echoed
his steps, lie locked and bolted the
door with exceeding care, and made
his way In the dark to the parlor, situ
ated on the same floor. It was neces
sary to unlock flie parlor door, and
having done so he entered and locked
It again behind lilm. The inside of the
door was covered with sheet Iron and
fitted with heavy bolts fitting into
sockets at top and bottom.
The fire, under a layer of dross,
glowi-d faintly, and was slow to Ignlt' l
the spill of paper Unit ho presented
between the bars. When he did pro
cure a light lie applied It to a candle
011 the mantelpiece, and 111 Its glim
mer lie beheld his face In the dirty
"Yes," he muttered, "if I'm not bet
ter by to-morrow I'll go to the chemist.
I can't afford to bo 111. Fin glad 1
didn't go to a doctor close at hand.
He might have found out who I was
and Insisted 011 attending me. How
my head does ache."
He sat down in the worn-out easy
chair and inserted a few slips of wood
between the liars of the jrrnte. Sinail
flames plerwl the blanket of dross,
and presently lie set a little kettle on
the hottest part.
"A eup of ten will pull nut together."
He rose and crossed the room to a
bookcase void of books. From a lower
shelf he took a loaf of bread and a
cut of cheese, also a plate and knife,
and carried them close to the side of
the easy chair.
Then suddenly he began to smile and
rub his hands softly. The window
shutters, Iron-bound like the door,
were closed and bolted, but he went
over and examined tlieni and drew thi
faded curtain together. After that he
peered Into all the corners and under
the sofa, smiling and Angering some
thing In his hip pocket. John Breen
was not a timid man; he was merely
When he was quite satisfied that he
was alone he went back to his easy
chair, and stretching out his right
hand opened the paneling at the side
of the fireplace, disclosing the door of
a small but apparently deep and su
premely strong safe, inserting a couple
of keys, lie manipulated them until
the locks yielded and the stout door
swung open. The safe was packed
with little bags of gold, parcels of
notes and bundles of negotiable securi
ties. The latter papers represented
John Preen's capital—his father's leg
acy to him—the notes and gold the In
terest, less his trifling expenses, of
nearly thirty years. The Investments
were as safe as the nation's credit, and
the owner had never sought to alter
them for others bringing a larger re
turn. The stream of gold from them
may not have satisfied him with Its
bulk, but at least It was steady, and
he loved to mark on a calendar the
days on which ho would present ills
coupons with the certainty of receiv
ing the value printed thereon.
This very day he had collected the
Interest represented by certain coit
ions, and now he brought from his
breast a dark soft leather bag and
poured the tinkling contents 011 the
tuble— £12."i.
He began to count the sovereigns,
but somehow when he came to twenty
seven lie could not proceed.
He tried again, with the same result.
His head ached more than ever, but
he made another attempt—and failed.
"I wish the kettlo would boil," !ie
sighed, laying back wearily. "A cup
of tea will put me right."
Put when the kettle boiled at last lie
paid 110 attention. The throbbing,
which for some minutes had been al
most unbearable, had abruptly ceased,
and a sense of peace had descended
upon John Preen.
His eyes closed, lie lay unconscious,
Ids hard features wonderfully soften
ed. Strangely enough he dressed well,
and as he lay there In the poor light
of the candle and the increasing glow
of the tire, which failed to make clear
the poverty and wretchedness of Ills
surroundings, he might have been
taken for a well-to-do and rather hand
some elderly gentleman enjoying a
The kettle was dry and ruined, the
lire was almost out. and the candle
was within an inch of Its socket when
John Preen came back to life again.
He sat up feebly and looked curiously
about him.
He felt no pain, but he was greatly
puzzled. All expression of disgust
dawned upon Ills face when his eyes
caught sight of the bread and cheese,
but being desperately hungry he cut a
piece of the former and ate a portion.
He was chilly, too, and felt a craving
for hot food.
Then lie beheld his wealth. He began
to tremble violently and tears rolled
down his cheeks.
Awe-stricken, he whispered to him
self, "And I might have died to-night,
I might have died, and 110 one, not
even myself, have been tho better for
my having lived."
He took the notes, the hags of gold
and the documents from the safe, laid
them In a heap at Ills feet, and began
to reckon his future. It was easily
done, for each bag was stamped with
"1.500," while each bundle of securities
had a slip of paper attached bearing
Its approximate value. Hesldes, he
found 110 difficulty in counting now.
The grand total came to a few hun
dreds and odd over eighty thousand
"I must leave this accursed house at
once," he said suddenly. "1 must lose
no time, or I may ba too late."
Within an hour he left the house in
a cab with a couple of ancient port
manteaus. In Ills pocket he carried a
letter addressed to his charwoman and
containing Instructions for her not to
call until notified to do so, which he
Intended to post at the first opportu
nity. The letter also contained ten £5
It was past midnight when he reach
ed the large hotel In Northumberland
avenue —the name of which had some
how occurred to him as he stepped
Into the cab—but he managed to get
a fairly good supper before retiring,
lie slept little, for he had many plans
to make for the morrow. Still, he
arose 111 the morning with nothing
worse than a feeling of tiredness,
which, however, seemed to affect his
memory rather strangely. I'or In
stance. he could not remember where
he had come from the previous nlgli';
and as the day wore 011 he was occa
sionally perplexed regarding other
matters of the past. The bunch of
complicated keys In his pocket puzzled
him, and when he happened upon the
doctor's prescription in another pocket,
he could not recollect the visit to the
physician. Most of all, the revolver
In his liiii pocket troubled him. He
did not know what to do with It, and
he was afraid to unload It lest It dis
charge. For the time he decided t.i
lock It 111 a drawer In his bedroom.
lie spent the forenoon In studying
the newspapers, and In the afternoon
he paid a visit to the poorest quarters
of the East End, returning, with a
white and troubled face, to play with
his dinner and to spend the evening,
locked in his room.
A few days later people began to
call upon him—prosperous-looking gen
tlemen and fine ladies—and earnest
conversations took place In the elegant
sitting-room lie had engaged in addi
tion to his bedroom. Other men and
women, pinched and sad, began to
watch for his coming to their miser
able dwellings.
And nearly three months went past.
One evening toward the end of May
Mr. Breen gave a little dinner park
in his private sitting room. Ten ladle*
and gentlemen, all keenly Interested In
philanthropic work, were present, and
even those of them who were high lti
the land treated their gentle-faced host
with unfeigned respect and seemed to
regard hint with sincere rffectioti as
well ns admiration. Although the
weather had unexpectedly 1 ecome op
pressively hot, the spirits of the guests
did not suffer depression. Only the
host appeared somewhat wearied
when, the dinner itself being over, the
time came for him to explain a new
selieuie of charity which lie had lately
been deeply considering, and which
all present were eager to hear about.
"I must ask you to pardon my leav
ing yon for a moment, my friends,"
he said, suddenly. "I find I have left
my notes on the scheme In my room."
With a word of thanks for the per
mission readily granted, and a pleasant
smile to all, Mr. Preen left the room.
"He is a wonderful man," remarked
a countess. "Is It re.illy the case that
he has given £40,000 to the children's
hospital In Whltechapel?"
"He handed the money to us yester
day," said an old man with kindly
twinkling eyes. "And it was only a
first Installment, he assured me. Hut
he has made so many magnificent
gifts recently that one fears he must
soon exhaust himself. Truly it was
Providence that allowed John Ptven
to become a rich man."
"He ought to be Sir John at least,"
said a pretty woman, "though I fancy
lie would scorn a title."
Meantime Mr. Preen was in his bed
room searching for (lie slips of paper
on which he had set down file details
of his scheme.
He could not remember where lie
had put them. Drawer after drawer
he tried without success. As he drew
open the last drawer a vivid flash of
lightning lit up the chamber—he had
not thought It necessary to switch on
the electric light, as he had sufficient
light from the open door —and almost
Immediately a terrific peal crashed
overhead. *
John Preen's fingers closed 011 some
thing In the drawer, and presently a
look of amazement overspread h!s
countena nee.
The philanthropists waited In vain
for his reappearance.
1 trenched to the skin, he sat In his
draggled evening clothes, staring at the
empty safe, a creature of utter despair.
He had a faint glimmering that lie had
given away his wealth, lmt to whom
be could not remember. He tried very
hard to remember.
The glimmering went out, and he
could not remember anything at all.
He only knew that he had 110 money
No money left? lie searched Ills
pockets and found a few notes, sover
eigns and some change. Thirty pound?
Also a revolver.
The surgeon who examined him af
terwards directed his colleague's at
tention to tlie scar on his right tcmpl».
"Ves." said the colleague, "It might
have something to do with the case,
though me must have got the smash
a long time ago."
He referred, of course, to the case
jf suicide.
Hut which was the real .Tohn Rreen
—the miser or the philanthropist?—J.
.1. Hell, In 151:ick and White.
A Mother of the Revolution.
The city of Elizabeth, New Jersey,
celebrated in July Its successful stand
against the Hrltlsh soldiers who
marched through the little town on
their way to Springfield. The
dragoons, the Queen's Hangers, the
English and the Hessians, gay In new
uniforms and bravu with glittering
brass and steel, were held at hay by
a little command of sixty patriots arm
ed with muskets.
On the morning of the Invasion n
few young men, armed for fighting,
were standing before a house. An old
woman, feeble and gray, the grand
mother of two of the group, came out
of the house and went from one to an
other of the young men, encouraging
them with words of good cheer.
Then she addressed the little eom
pa ny:
"My children," she said, In n voire
resolutely caiiu, "you ore going out In
a just cause to fight for the rights and
liberties of your country. You have
ii'V Messing and inv prayers to <!od
for your safety. Hut If you full. His
will be done. I .ft nie heg of you I?
you fall It may he like men, and that
none of your wounds may he In your
The old woman's name Is forgotten,
l ilt her speech still rings brave and
elea r.
Number of l-'eet a Keeonil.
Few men could tell If they were
asked how ninny feet per second they
walk. A press photographer whose
work requires him to know all man
ner <>f speeds said:
"The average man walks four feet
per second. A dog on Its ordinary jog
goes eight feet a second. A horse
trots twelve feet a second. A reindeer
over the Ice makes twenty six feet. A
race horse makes forty-three feet. A
sailing ship makes fourteen feet."—
< lilcago Chronicle.
He Chungcd the Muhjeot.
Stockbroker ito future son-in-law) —
I've been making Inquiries about you—
(Jaybo.v—And 1 nliout you.
"Oh, have you? Then we'll talk
about something else."—Translated for
Tales from I'liegende Blaetter.
Answering a Foolish (Juration.
She —Are you sure you love me for
myself alone?
He —Did you think I loved yon for
your mother? —Somervllle Journal.
A diplomat is a man who gets what
he want* by pretending not to want
DR. SMlTS—Office at Aberdeen
General Hospital. Honrs—lo to 12 a.
m.; 2t04 p. m.; 7to 9 p. m. Tele
phone 614.
Offloe in Crowther-Wooding block,
corner of G and Heron streets. Ofltoe
hoars—lo:3o to 11:30 a. m.; 1:30 tm
4:80 and 7:00 to 8:00 p. m. Tele
phone 135.
Office hours—B:oo to 13:00 a. m.;
1:00 to 5:00 and 7 :00 to 8:00 p. m.
Hayes & Hayes Bnilding. Telephone
g Office over Hayes & Hayes Bank.
Honrs—9:3o a. m. to 4:00 p. m., and
5:80 p. m. to 9:30 p. m. Phone 493.
815 ' 8 Market Street, Commercial
Block. Offioe hours —9:00 a. m. te
8;00 p. m. Telephene 1543. Resi
dence phone, 541.
Will practioe in State and Federal
courts. Zelasko Block, <4 Street.
Rooms 10 and 11, Postolfice Block.
I Will practioe in State and Federal
courts. Room 14, Dabney Block.
Room 7, Dabney Block.
Prepares plans, specifications and es
timates on all kinds of building and
construction work. Thirty years prac
tical experience. Satisfaction guaran
teed. Office, 94 Heron Street. Tele
phone 620.
Four years register Olympia land
cffice. Understands the law, and de
fends all homesteaders against the
jumpers. CONSULT HIM.
Room 3, Hayes & Hayes Bank Build
ing, Aberdeen, Wash.
Continental Saloon
O. O. VAMMEN, Prop.
Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigara
always on hand.
409 G Street, near Heron,
Aberdeen, - - Wash.
Humboldt Saloon
1 Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars in
the city.
113 South F Street,
Aberdeen, Wash.
Hayes fe? Hayes
Aberdeen, - - Wash.
Transact a general banhing busi
Foreign and domestic exchange*
bought and sold.
Taxes paid for non-residents.
Always ready to discount good local
mill paper.
OFFICE HOURS—Open at 9 oeloek,
close at 3 p. m. Saturday, close at
2 p. m. Opening one hour In the
ening, from 7 to 8.
Independent Line
Grays Harbor, San Francisco,
Los Angeles Route
Grays Harbor to San Francisco
$8.00 Second Class
$10.00 First Class
To Los Angeles
$13.50 Second Class
$17.50 First Class
Above rates include meals and berth.
Average three sailings weekly.
Firet-rlagß accommodations.
24 days to flan Francisco, 4 days to
Los Angeles.
For sailing dates and other informa
tion, call on or address
C. E. Burrows Co., Ag'ta
Phone 191. ABERDEEN, WASH.

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