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TO HOLD RAILWAY CONGRESS ALL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETING IN WASHINGTON HAVE BEEN MADE. Over Two Hundred Foreign Dele gates Are Expected to Ceme Across Big Pond. WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 10 — Practically ail the arrangements for the meeting of the International rail way congress, which Is to be held In this city next May, have been com pleted. The sessions will be held in the Willard hotel and they will last ten days. The headquarters of the International congress Is in Brussels. A. DußoiS, the president, is the min ister of railways in Belgium. This is expected to be the largest meeting the association has ever held. It is understood that the number of foreign delegates will be over 200 and perhaps as lirge ;cs 400. Every tw%» years the association holds a meeting, hut tin's will he the first gathering in A merica. After tiie meeting there are to be two tours. ( vie w ill be over the Penn sylvania railroad from this city "to Al toona, v heT% a day wiil he spent at the company's shops. Then Pittsburg will he visited, where an inspection of the Westinghouse electric plant as well as some of the other large industrial establishments will be made. From Pittsburg a run will be made to Cleve land; then to Ashtabula, and from there to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Then tiie party will be divided, some taking the Grand Trunk to Montreal ami then g< ing to Boston. The rest of the party will go over the New York Central to Schenectady. where the plants of the General Electric com pany and thi- American lyocornotive works will be inspected. The other trip will take in Pittsburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis. Chicago, Buffa lo and Niagara Falls, in addition to 1 the shops on the first tour. A num ber of th" foreign railroad offiei.-ds will spend some time in New York and Philadelphia. BEGIN WORK ON FLAX FACTORY. Manufacturing Plant Assured for the Town of Chehalis. CHEHALIS, Feb. 10.—Chehalis is to' have a flax fiber factory. Yesterday evening the deal was closed whereby another manufacturing plant will soon be added to those already in operation at this place. Some time ago George E. Nolan, of San Francisco, repre senting the American Flax Fiber com pany, came to this city to look into the prospect of securing the planting of a sufficient flax acreage to justify the company in building a fiber factory here. Several years ago Robert Getz and other local farmers had planted experimental flax plats near this city, under direction of the agricultural de partment experiment station. The bread thus cast upon the waters has returned after many days. The crop did exceptionally well in both the Chehalis and Newaukum valleys, and it was on the reports of its growth that Mr. Nolan came here, a stranger, to all the people, to put under way an other industry that is expected to be come an important one. At a special meeting of the Citizens' club, called yesterday, the business men agreed to build a spur to the tract of land in the southern part of the city on which the company will erect Its plant. Seven acres have been secured for the site, the company buying this outright from W. M. Urqu hart. Mr. Nolan left on the evening train for San Francisco. After closing up a few details he will return in about ten days and at once work will begin on the plant. There will be four' buildings erected at this time, but the plant has been planned looking to its growth. Six hundred acres of flax have been con tracted to be raised by the farmers of the Chehalis and Neuaukum valleys. Mr. Nolan expects to be so pleased with their return on their flax crops that they will go into the business very extensively. Inside of two or three years he expects to see fully 2000 acres of flax growing in the valleys here. When the acreage increases sufficient ly the company will increase its plant, adding spinning mills and oil works for producing linseed and oilcake. The factory will employ thirty per sons the year round as soon as started. When the acreage increases it is likely that 200 may be employed. The site selected is an ideal one in the southern part of the city, joining the platted portion The land is a part of the McFadden estate, which Mr. Urquhart recently purchased. Are you musical? If so don't over look Stanley's. Largest and best Music Store in the city. t MADAM i 9 The Popular Ladies' Magazine & Good Stories By Standard Authors & Filled With Up-to-Date Hints on Dress jS? The Latest in Fancy Work j& Good Ideas for the House and Home & We Have Already Placed it in Two Hundred Homes in Walla Walla GIVEN for ONE YEAR with Three Months' Paid Subscription to The EVENING STATESMAN SEE OUR SOLICITOR OR PHONE OFFICE Company Buys Site. THE EVENING STATESMAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, IMB. THEY MAY RECEIVE MILEAGE BILL TO INCREASE SALARY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN » THE STATE. They Will Be Paid Ten Cents Per Mil* for Each Mile Actually Traveled. So as to provide for more money for county commissioners serving in counties in the state of Washington above the seventh class, Representa tive Stilson has introduced a bill in the legislature providing that in ad dition to the regular salary provided by law they shall receive mileage for every mile traveled in going to and from the county seat. The provisions of the bill are as fol lows : Section t. That section 340 of Bal linger's annotated codes and statutes of the state of Washington, the same being section 4121 of Pierces Wash ington code, be amended to read as follows: County commissioners in counties of the eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, four teenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, twenty eighth and twenty-ninth classes may charge and receive mileage as herein after stated and not otherwise. First. For attendance on any reg ular session, ten cents per mile for each mile traveled in going to and re turning from the county seat: Provided, That only one such trip shall be charged for at each regular session. Second. For attendance upon extra sessions of said board, and for other necessary (traveling) on account of business, such mileage not exceed ing ten cents per mile for each mile traveled, as may be allowed or ordered by the superior court of the proper county under the provisions of this act. HANDCAR CHASES LITTLE WILL. Father of Four Year Old Child Lost Him In the Count. LEWISTON, Idaho, Feb. 10.—If President Roosevelt could have seen Otto Steinebach working a handcar from Potlatch junction to Lewiston, a distance of 15 miles, while at nearly every turn in the track he expected to find the body of his 4-year-old son Willie, the president might be able to see some virtue in the action of peo ple who raise small families. Mr. Steinebach, with his wife and seven children, has just come west from Prowers county. Colorado, en route to Stltes, Idaho, where he In tends to' start farming. At Potlach junction it became necessary to change cars. This Mr. Steinbach did and intended to take all his family with him, but evidently forgot to call the roll after getting on the Clear water train. The result was that lit tle Willie was left asleep in a seat of the train bound for Lewiston. This train left the depot first, but the ab sence of little Willie was not noticed till after the Clearwater train had gone about a mile on its way to Stites. Then it was that a pale-faced woman and a trembling man grabbed Con ductor Smith and asked for little Wil lie. Mr. Smith has gained a wide rep utation for being accommodating, and as his train does not run at a speed to exceed 90 miles an hour, it came to a stop in about two jumps, but these did not bring forth little Willie. The con ductor even went so far as to back his train to Potlach junction, thinking that perhaps Willie was watching the Indians, but still there was no little Willie. Then it was that the fright ened parent spied a handcar and with a couple of laborers to assist him he started on a mad race after the Lewis ton train. , Little Willies Adventures. And in the meantime little Willie slept peacefully till the train was near ly to Lewiston. On awakening he was so interested in the sights that ne did not miss his parents and when the train stopped at Lewiston he held his seat till after the train was empty, ex pecting his father and mother to come after him. Conductor Hough saw the little fellow and remembered that his father had changed cars at Potlatch. but before he could get Willie to leave the train the little fellow had to search through every car before he would believe his panents were not on board and even after he was taken up town by Policeman Masters he had to be taken back to have one more look at the train before he would stop crying. Conductor Hough telegraphed word back to he parents that their boy was safe, but this was after the father was breaking his back pumping a handcar on the road toward Lewiston. There was a happy reunion at the Lewiston hotel and this afternoon father and son left for Stites. CORK LEG FOUND. Discovery Made Near Spokane That Points to Murder Mystery. SPOKANE. Feb. 10.—Considerable excitement has been cauaed at Lock wood, a small hamlet near Rockford. over the discovery of bloodstained cork leg in a deserted cabin. Hoboes reported the find to the res idents of Lockwood and upon investi gation the leg was discovered partly hidden by a pile of rubbish. Suspicion is directed to a party of desperate men who made their head quarters in the cabin two years ago. The leg is supposed to have be longed to a peddler whom it is sup posed they murdered and robbed. The best hay and grain on the mar ket at Alheit's feed mill. Dowie Claims Direct Revelations. CHICAGO. Feb. 10.—Apostle John Alexander Dowie yesterday pro claimed for the first time in his career that he was receiving direct revela tions from God. The news of the apostle's latest attitude was made known In a telegram from Nassau, Bahama islands, in which he said he had received more clear revelations from God as to how the new Zion in Mexico should be built. This telegram came as a surprise to the followers of the apostle in Zion City. Hitherto he has never said that he was in communication with God and received directions from him as to what should be done in Zion. Hints to the effect have often been current in Zion, but nothing definite had ever been said about the matter. Musical instruments. Just the thing for these long winter evenings. Full Cried Graft; Cancels Steel Order. NEW YORK. Feb. 10.—The con tract between the. United States Steel .corporation and the Russian govern ment for 125,000 tons of steel rails of the Siberian railroad, was cancelled by the failure of the latter to make the ■ initial guarantee payments in London last Tuesday. The disturbed condition of affairs in Russia is the ostensible reason given for failure to make payments. As a matter of fact, it is understood that high Russian officials demanded a "rake oft" of such proportions that it was equivalent to half a million dol lars on a $3,000,000. contract. Alheit's feed mill can save you money on hay and grain. B^^^n^ WeWantNoMoney Unless We Help You Olva It a fair trial If it doesn* kelp yom send wrappers to us 2 2 year money. You have everytblk> to gain and nothing to lose. I What Can Be More Pair ? THE DR. CHASE COM°ANV V *ft*S»/tß»a. PhiiadeipW \ % Sold and Guaranteed by the Pioneer Drug Store Learns Today Sen Is a Murderer CHEHALIS. Wash., I, b. 10. Sob*. time today the aged fathei 0 f Prask Kelly, now confined in the CreseM City, Cal., jail awaiting trial for the confessed murder of Pat Dunn >>ii jh t Grant's Pass-Crescent City stage road will hear for the first time that his son is a murderer. It was not defi nitely known here until yesterday that the man who assisted Harrj Rrowti in the brutal slaughter of th" eld j O . sephine county storekeeper for his supposed hidden hoard of gold was really the child of Pat Kelly, a ranch* who has lived for many years in east ern Lewis county, although dispa|a_a at the time said young K< formerly lived in Chehalis. Tim fat ly, brother of the murderer, however, passed through Chehalis yesterday af ternoon on his way to th" t'yspm River district, in eastern Lewis coun ty, to carry the tidings to his father. Tim Kelly has been in Portland, and was informed of his brother's deed only a few days ago by John Kelly, another brother residing in San Fran cisco. The latter wrote Tim Kelly, asking him to go to Lewis county and give their father the details. The father's residence on the Cyspus is so isolated that he had beard nothing of the affair.