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I?, MA OREGON L JL VOL. XIX.. 6T. HELENS, OREGON, FUIDAY, FE1IUUARV 14, 1902. " NO. 9. MI m ; . . ....... -v....-- RALPH HARDELOT'S t MEDIATION a .- BY WILLIAM MINTO CHAPTER II -CONTINUED. "My dour ' brother Amend-all," he aid to himself, rising In hi saddle and cracking hi whip, "if you are a Uo to think t( amending the world, I am a fool to think of amending you." ... Tired of bin owu""thoughts, )tlnald foil back ti the companionship of hit two yemncn, and a tlmy rodeilown tbo steep hill toward Sudbury - at an en forced slow pace, amused them with the tide of Joint of Uuunt's clover ab duction of tho heiress of the Karl of Hereford. lint when ho had finished the tory ha wam again plunged In thought. , John of Gaunt not him thinking once nor of bin own fortunes. Aspiring Lancaster bud himself married, a hi second wife, the eldest daughter of Pedro the Cruel, had lutely assumed the title of King of CaHtile, In virtue of bin wife' right, and had been engineering for tome time to gut an expedition cunt to Spain to enforce hli title If the ex pedition should come off, it would open up a grand Held for adventure. Glory and gain would be there fur those who bad skill and courage to win tboiu. Was there any chance The Common would never provide the lnew for uch an enterprise in their present mood, but a uces In France might produce a change. lie waa musing on thin, considering bow hu might obtain a poet in audi au expedition, and, overleaping all obsta cle in liia active Imagination, waa already building hi castle In Spain, and providing himnelf with a fair help mate for bia greatnomi, when, suddenly, his dream were .violently Interrupted. They had descended the Hallingdon Hills, and were within two hundred yard of the bridge over tho Stour, Hud- bury, with it thrte steeples, rising on the opposite bunk, whon a startling cry tthwid of tliem arrested their atten. tion, A man came galloping over the bridge on shaggy tsiny, gesticulating wildly, and pointed Imck over his shoulder. "Help! help!" he houted. "They are murdering my master. Help! for Heaven's sake, help! They are mur dering my master." The man had loet bit hat, Id hood wan Hying behind him, hi fare waa livid, and bin feature wore distorted witti terror. He continued to repeat hi trie mechanically till be drew up almost under the feet of Reginald' borne. "I can hear you well enough, my good man,'! said Reginald. "Who, prny 1 your muster?" Ho looked coolly and keenly at tho man's contorted features. They were of a Jowlnh cast. Tho fuguitive, meantime, in the midst of hi confusion and terror, had run hi quick eyes over Reginald' clothe, and marked the signs of the king' livery, the white and red of the costume, the white hart embroidered on the red ground of the short cloak, the unw badge In the red velvet cap. The ob fervution seemed to make him more frightened than before. "Who, pray, it your master?" asked Reginald again, after their rapid mutual scrutiny. "What doe that mutter?" cried the man, with a gesture of impatience and despair. "ljo to bin help, or he i a dead man." "Why don't you help him yourself, my good friend? You were runuing away, it Deemed, a fust a your horse's legs would carry you." "What could I do against so many? There arc scores of them swarms. . Fair, kind sir," ho continued, extend ing his clasped bands, "I boseech you to go to his rescue, or he will infallibly be murdered. I beseech you, kind sir, of your charity. And you, and you," ho added, turning to the yeomen. "It will only lie a Jew the fewer," said Reginald, with cool brutality. "It is not for me to Interfere with hi majesty' lieges in tholr Christian sport of Jew-baiting." Anger flushed through the man's ab ject looks of terror. "It is not Jew bniting," he said, in a sulky tone. "You mistake We are Christians. Rut if you will not help, I must look for somebody else." And he kicked his horse violently in the ribs, and started off at full spaed. "Stay, you curl" gasped Reginald, taken by surprise at this unexpected movo. r 'fc-tnp himl" ho cried to his yeomen. . The man, making no response to bit call, except by giving another wild kick at his horse, Reginald and hi men drew their daggers, gave chase, and soon overtook him. . When he saw the daggers, ho pulled up and begged for mercy. "I have nothing, good, kind air. I am but a poor servant. " "I don't want to rob you, you fool," said Reginald. "Cut toll me what has happened. If it is not Jew-baiting, what is it? Has your master fallen among thieves?" "Worse than that, sir. The women of the village have risen on him. I left him in the clutches of the cursed shrews. They will kill him if he gets no help."" . "The women of the village!" cried Reginald, in amazement. "For what cause? What has he Jono?" The man's eyes rested involuntary on . the king's budgo. He threw up his bands, and screwed his face into an ex pression of Intense Impatience, but said nothing.. "Whir had he done?" demanded Reginald, again, , "Listen I" said the man, putting bla hand to his ear. and turning It in the direction of Sudbury. A sound qf shrill tumult cm from the distance. ' ' ! ' "Why don't you answer me?" de manded Reginald. "I ssy, what ha be done?" . ; The clamor in the distance Increased. "They will kill him," said the man, his teeth chattering with white fear. lie looked furtively round, as if be , won dd fain muke off again. "Bring the rascul iuald to his yeomen, looked into. They along," said Reg. "This must be have been after some villainy." "-The man repeated gesture more angrily I his impatient than before, "What can we expect, be cried, 'if the vorv k inn' livery is so" miser- i ably stupid he would have added, but be did not dare to . utter the words aloud, and moved his lip and finger in muto Dantomlne. ' "Moderate your impatience, my good j bim by the leg and pulled him to the friend," Mild Reginald, lifting his eye- ground. But praise be to Baint Ed brow, "or I will beat von into better . round here be comes! He is clear of manners. n uat naro you auu juur master been doing? Come, answer me at once!" . "We wore only counting the poll," answered the man, sulkily. "What do you mean by that?" said Reginald, sharply. "Come, ride back with us and explain." The man listened again te the tumult Which rose and fell, but seemed to be coming nearer, and looked if he would rather go the other way. ' "Glvo him a touch with your dag gers," said Reglnuld, "he does not seem to understand Christian speech." The threat was sufficient. The man sullenly submitted, and began to move with them In the direction of Sudbury. "Now," said Reginald, "what do yon mean by counting tho poll? And wiiat have dogs like you to do with the poll of the population of Sudbury?" Chaucer's crfuct gentle knight was "of hi port as mock a a maid," but meekness in dealing with the lower orders especially susjiocted Jews was not characteristic of the younger gen try, and we cannot profess that Reginald Hurdelot was superior to the spirit of his time. The man whom he had ad dressed a a dog answered in a sullen tone, but with more meekness than in his excitement he had hitherto shown. Ho found himself between two flroa, and the second threatened to be a hot as the first. "My master, sir," he said, "intend ed to lend money on the poll-tax, and you will allow that it wasonly fair that he should first know how many are lia ble to poy." "In order that he might more safely beat the chancellor," cried Reginald. I "My mastor is an honest man," said the faithful scrant. "Doubtless," said Reginald. ( It may be explained that it was part of the chancelor'a pllan such was the urgent need of the exchequer to raise money Immediately the tax wa aano- tionod, by borrowing on it from flnan ciers who advanced money at once. But the tax was not yet sanctioned, and the chancellor's confidential servant wa very much astonished to find that the scheme had got wind. Somebody in tbe chancellor orlice must have Do- i t rayed the secret. Reginald resolved to , find out who the traitor was, but thought he would best accomplish this object by coming back to the point ; suddenly in the midst of other matters. "You say your mastor is an honest man," be said. "Then what was it that causda the wicked women of Sud bury to rise upon him? , Waa it thi same honesty?" " "It was nothing else, sir," answered the man. "How wa that?" "We found, sir, a girl of twenty twenty if sho is day whose mother pretended that ihe waa under fifteen. Now, my master' honesty would not that the king's exchequer should suffer uch a barefaced cheat." . Fifteen wa tho age above which every person in the realm was liable to the poll-tax in the chancellor' scheme. It had been fourteen in the last poll tax; this was one of the chancellor' mitigating improvements. The very figure had leaked out. "And how did your honest master propose to protect the klng'a revenue?" asked Reginald. "He seem to be pay ing dear for his loyalty," ho added, pausing for a moment to listen to the shrill tumult that still continued to come from beyond the bridge.- "Come, let u quicken our pace. . I am in the chancellor' service, ' and know some thing about taxes." : The man became much more obse quious in manner, and, riding his pony dextoriously alongside Reginald's horse, addressed him volubly In a wheedling tone: "My master did nothing" outrageous, my good, lord, so : help me all the saints." , ; "Say the God of Abraham at once, my good man. Your face betray you for one of the accursed race.'.' The man crossed himself nimbly, and protested with exaggerated earnestness: "Then my face, my just and good ;.oung lord, is a liar, , I swear to you I am a good Christian, a faithful son of Holy Church. I swear it " : "What did your master do?'.' broke in Reginald, abruptly. "We went into a house with the roll of the last poll-tax." . "Wlioguvo you that?" interrupted Reginald. "Master Docket, the mayor's clerk. We went Into a bouse with this roll, and there we found a woman and her daughter. 'What would you, sir?' said she, with cour,tuHy. 'Giles and Susan Bliekloy," says my muster, reading from the-roll, 'two. Where's Giles?' 'Out in the fields, sir,' says she 'try ing to earn a crust in these hard times.' 'And who is this?' said he pointing to the girl. ' 'My daughter, sir,' says sho. 'How old I she?' says he. Then the old shrew' face changed, and 'What I that to you?' say she. 'And who are you to come peering and prying into honest folks' houses? If so be that you are the taxor, we have bad enough of you already. The las is just thirteen hist Lady Pay.- ..'Thir teen I' - wins'' my master,.' laughing; 'she' well grown Ally for thirteen,' 'Yes, Master luquisitvie says the shrew, 'I thank our Lady, she is well grown for her age,' 'Come my pretty lass,' eays my master, 'I must have a nearer sight of you. Here, Peter, he says to me, 'hold this roll.' With that the las (creamed, and her mother creamed, and ran out of the house screaming, and th girt struggled and got away, and ran out after tier mother, screaming and crying 'Murder!' My mastor and I hunched: out when we came to the door it was no laughing matter, for the ehrewt hod warmed out of their houses, and they set upon us. and my master spoke them fair, but they would not bear him, and as be would have got on bis horse one seized them at last!" The tax-farmer appeared on the top of the bridge. purriug hbt pony to uch pace that its fore-feet, as it was approaching, seemed to be on a level with it nose. His chin seemed to rest on the top of it head; his face waa all bespattered with blood and filth; bis gown was flying in dirty tatters about him. He had evidently been having a bad time. While the attention of Reginald and hi yeomen was arrested by thi appar ition the servant suddenly wheeled his pony round and made off. "8tav!7 cried Reginald, cutting at him with his whip as he Mod. - "You are away without your hire." The man made off at full speed of hi pony, howling,, swearing, praying for mercy, crying out that the king should hear of it. . . ... Reginald said nothing, but galloped after him for a hundred yards or so, laying on heartily with his whip. When the muster saw how his man was being served, without slacking the soeed of hi oonv. he diverged to the right, and tore across the common, choosing the narrowest track through tune and bracken. The veoroen hallooed and made feint of chasing him, but soon returned, and cantered after Reginald over the bridge into the town of Sudbury. (To be continued) A Blaster Stroke. "Wouldn't bay done It for th world," mused tbe young fellow at tho koarding-house, while nervously await jig bla room-mate, aaya tho Detroit Pre Press. . "Bather face the cannon' mouth any time. Dick' "braver than t Hon. That' what ho la. Tbo poor levii couldn't raise 11,000 to keep hi life out of pawn and yet he baa gone tn aitk nna hf flia rtt'llMHt. nnA at thm j cl(Jit man , for nli daU8htw, t expect him back In an ambulance ia my moment, mere lie cornea, tie tan walk, thank beaven! ' ' ' "Don't aay word," a Dick entered and waa examined critically. "Ho bad ! tome consideration after all. Neither y closed, nose on straight, lips not puffed. Open your moutu. Teeth all tkere. Are the Injuries Internal, old man? Spine twisted, rib broken, or anything of that sort? Did his gun mist i Ire, or what?" "Do have some aense, If you are equal I to It She must bave wrestled with him 'ret Ho never turned tbe word. Ho waa cla-inate of my father, and j rowed that old Tbad Uedrlcka couldn't bave a bad ton. I could bavo bis laughter and welcome. He offered me I fine position. I declined It emphatic illy, and that tickled him so that ho brought out tho win and cigars. 'I'm proud of you,' he declared, 'but you can ax tho also of tbe check I glvo for a wadding preBent" ' " - j.'v.-.: "Brandy, Dick," gasped bla chum, "brandy. No brandy? Where' tba' 'nfernal camphor?" Spoiling American Children. "Our hotel and summer resorts bar helped to make tbo American child what be Is,", writes "An American Mother," In tho Ladles' Home Journal "Even a an Infant he learns to live In a staring crowd. In what other coun try would tho baby daughters of re spectable families be exhibited ttbo public In a contest for prizes for beauty or Una clothe? ' You may see every ummer the poor little winners In suck contests marched tip and down tho street before a shouting crowd to tho music of a brass band, trembling wltb conscious pride In tho dimples or plumed hat which won for them the blu ribbon. A child dead In his moth er's arm 1 a light far lest tragic la what other country would tho parlor of hotels be given up to the euchre par ties of children In the morning, and tho ballroom to their germana at night? The vanities, tho jealousies of adults thus reproduced in miniature ar not pleasant to look upon." . ( An Elephant's Teeth. Elephants have only eight teeth two below and two above on each side. All an elephant's baby teeth fall out when the animal Is about four teen years old, and a new set grows. Boms men, no difference wliat tlmo they make, are alway beaten, ... .... ... EVENTS OP THE DAY PROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. A Comprehcnilv Review of th Important Happening! of the Past Week Present In a Condensed rerrn Which Is Most Likely to Prove of Interest to OarMass Readers. Fire at Springfield, 111., did over a million dollars damage. A new geyser has been found in the Yellowstone National park. Taft strongly opposes the importation of Chinese to the Philippines. - More fighting ia roiHirted between the government troops and the rebels of Venezuela. Sentiment for reduction of rate on Philippine imports is gaining ground in the senate. A Detroit bank was wrecked by one of its officials, who ia charged with taking $1,000,000. The past week in the Transvaal was the liveliest, with heavy losses on both aides, for some time. The loss to Paterson, N. J., is now placed at f 8,000,000, but the city is not in need of ouside aid. NO SUCCESS WITHOUT IT. No brlflknt success in business h on record where the value of newt paper advertising was not recognized and employed with profit. Oehkoeh Times. .... Eleven persons lost their lives in a Pt. Louis fire. , Britihh forces have captured many Boers during the past week. Youna Theodore Roosevelt, while very sick, is not considered dangerous Firo at I'atcrson, N. J., caused a loss of $10,000,000 and left at least 1,000 families homeless. The forpign consuls at Panama have notified the rebel leader Ilerrera that they w ill remain neutral. The president vetoed the recommend ttti.in flint, ha - hfii hravatttd colonel and brigadier general for meritorious serv ices in the war with r-pain. Roar Admiral Sampson has been re tired. - - Sanmson has filed a brief with the president protesting against Schley's claims. . - Germany's colonial policy has proven a failure. . - The senate has passed the pension appropriation bill. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., is seriously ill with pneumonia. The trouble at the Colorado School of Mines has been settled. England, America and Japan will op pose the Manchunan treaty. f The sultan of Turkey has sentenced hU brother-in-luw to be killed. Holland refuses to bave anything more to do with tbe peace proposals. A severe snow ' storm is raging in Texas. England will abandon her rights in Wei Mai Wei. The senate has passed the urgency deficiency bill. ; Fire at Albany, N. Y., destroyed $50,000 worth of property. FreBident Roosevelt and wife are vis. iting the Charleston exposition. European powers are still disputing over their attitude during the Spanish war. ..'...;.'. Thirteen persons were killed and at least 100 Injured by a gas explosion at Chicago. . . .. ..... The woolgrowers' convention placed itself on record in favor of oleo- margarino. Representative Kewlands, of Nevada, introduced a resolution in the house for the annexation of Cuba.' , . The senate has passed the judicial salary bill. , A towboat at Pittsburg blew up, in juring all of the crew. Fire at Dwight, III., destroyed prop erty valued at $300,000. " Ice is still troublesome in the Colum. bia river and boats cannot be run. The Pacific Northwest Woolgrowers' Association is in session at Helena. ' ' England has politely declined the good offices of Holland to settle the Boer war.! "; . During 1901 the 'total amount spent for new buildings and alteration of old ones in New York was $150,072,657 An American Express Company's wagon in New York loaded with $18, 000 worth of goods has been looted No clue to the robbers. French national revenues for Decern her show a deficit of SI. 054.368; niak Ing a total for tho year of $46,830,440. ; Diamonds that are said by Tiffany to bo of flrBt water are reported to have been discovered in Fergus county. Mont. . , . , t The American China Development Company has completed an organiza. t ion preparatory to beginning work on a proposed railway from Huukow to Canton. ELEVEN MEET DEATH. PsUI Fire In a St Louis Hotel Several Danerouly Injured. St. Louis, Feb. 12. An early morn ing fire which destroyed a large three story dwelling bouse occupied by men exclusively, caused the death of 11 per sons 10 men and one woman and dangerously injured seven others. A dozen or more who bad narrow escapes from death received less serious injuries or were frostbitten. It I estimated that between 35 and 40 persons were in the building at the time the fire broke out, and it is believed that all have been accounted for. The financial loss is nominal. It is thought that $10,000 will cover the damage to building and contents, which were totally destroyed. The fire started about 3:30 A. M., when few .people were abroad, and JOSEPH R. A well known Oregon newspaper Herald, of Albanv. He is a candidate r f 4 thb Republican ticket. He was born in Marion County, is a graduate of tbe University of Oregon, and has been engaged in the newspaper business for nearly 20 years. gained much headway before it was dis covered and the alarm given. There was considerable delay in turning in an alarm, and when the engines finally reached tho scene, tne wnoie . iront oi ttiA hnilrlinir huh in flames and the in terior was a seething furnace. By that time ail wno escaped aeatn nau goi out of the building by jumping from the window or climbing down ropes made of bedclothes. A few escaped on the ground floor through the front door. Suvninl Bflcnnoa were verv narrow. Every one who got out suffered some injury or was frost bitten, some Dareiy had time to get out when aroused, the flames had spread so rapidly. Some saved their clothiug.Jwhich tbey carried in their hands, but others were not so fortunate, losing everything. MINDANAO GOVERNOR RE8IQN8. Military Officers Would Not Recogniz Mis Authority. Manila, Feb. 12. The governor of tbo town of Cayagan, in the province of Misamis, island of Mindanao, has re signed, declaring that the military au thorities there do not recognize his au thority in refusing to receive his write of habeas corpus. Some months ago many of the leading officials of Misamis province were arrested because they tendered a banquet to an insurgent colo nel, and because it was proved that tbey had also contributed funds to the in surgent cause. At that time General Davis, commanding at Zamboanga, Island of Mindanao, requested that the province be transferred from civil to miltiary control. The military author ities in Misamis refused to allow the prisoners to be represented by a lawyer sent by the civil commission, from Manila for that purpose, holding the arrested officials as prisoners of war. Lately General Chaffee instructed Gen eral Davis to release the prisoners in question, and notified the civil author ities when and where they could arrest them." But the fact that their offense was committed before tbe passage of the law of sedition makes further ac tion in the matter improbable.. Gen eral Chaffee deeming it inadvisable that civilians should be tried by anil itory commission Senor Lerma, the newly elected gov ernor of Bataan province, fled after his election when he was called upon to ac count for $4,000 of insurgent funds, Ho is still missing. Raided by Outlaw, Alamagorda, N. M., Feb. 11. -News has been received bore of a raid on trie store of the Tew Mercantile Company, at Fort Sumnor, b a gang of outlaws, suppofed to be the same that recently robbed a bunk and pay car at Santa Rosa. One of the employes of the store was killed and $400 in rash taken. The gang is beaded for the Capitan mountains and is being pursued by a sheriff's posso. . .. TEN MILLION DOLLAR FIRE. Boilneii Portion of Peterson, N. J., Des- troyed 1,000 Families ttomelcaa. Paterson, X. J., Feb. 11. A great fire swept through Paterson today and in its desolate wake are tbe embers and ashes of property valued at $10,000, 000. It burned its way through the business section of the city and claimed as its own a majority of the finer struc tures devoted to commercial, civic, educational and religions use, as well as scores of houtes. There waa but small tribute of life and injury to the conflagration, but thousand were left homeless and many thousands without employment. A relief movement for the care of those unsheltered and unprovided for has already leen organized and Mayor John Hinchliffe says that Paterson WHITNEY. man and editor of the Daily and Weekly for the nomination for State Printer on will be able to care for her own with out appealing to the charity of other communities and states. The great manufacturing- plants of the place are safe and tbe community, temporarily dazed by the calamity, has already com menced tbe work of reorganization and restoration. The Are began its work of destruction at tho power bouse of tbe Jersey City, Hoboken 4 Paterson Traction Com pany, which fronted on Broadway and extended a block to the rear of Van Houten street. It commenced in the car Bhed and -.rns burning fiercely when one of the employes detected it. It was leaping through the roof and the gale was lifting it in forks and whirls when the fire apparatus came into the roadway at Van Houten and Main streets. The firemen tried to hem the blaze in, but i; skipped across Van Houten street in one direction and Main street in another, and gaining vigor as it went, burned unchecked down into tbe business district. . Every piece of fire mechanism in the city was called out, but the fire and gale were masters. The fire rame at midnight and was only checked after a desperate fight that lasted until late this afternoon. Everyjcity and town within reach of Paterson 'sent firemenjand apparatus to ithe aid of tbe city, and it took the united efforts of them all to win the battle. A northerly gale gave the con flagration its impetus and carried -its burning brands to kindle the blaze afresh at other points. The firemen made stand after stand before the wall of fire, but were repeatedly driven back and when victory finally came to them they were grimed and exhausted. EXTENDED MONROE DOCTRINE. Hobion Would Have It Reach to the Walls of Pckin. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 8. Captain R. P. Hobson, who was a guest of the New Haven Business Men's association at their annual banquet, urged that the Monroe doctrine be extended to the Filipinos and to the walls of Pekin declaring that Europeans should not partition China, but open it to the trade of the world, as the United States opened Japan. Among the dangers that face Europe, ho mentioned a possible Slavic invasion, in the event of which he said, it would fall to the lot of the United States to assist In saving Eu rope from general war.. Without a rel ativelv powerful navy, such action would be manifestly impossible. Smallpox at Reno. Reno, Nov., Feb. II. Several new cases of smallpox are .reported in Reno among the whites, and the state board of health ' has declared smallpox epi demic in Reno, and will probably order the public Bchools closed. Thirteen Ptrsoiu Killed. Panama, Feb. 11. An accident in tbe Church of Horencitos, in Chiriqui resulted in tho death of 13 persons and the severe wounding of 80 othor. NEWS OF THE STATE TEM8 OF INTERE8T FROM ALL PART8 OF OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happening of ha. portince A Brief Review of the Growth and Improvements of the Many Industrie Throughout Our Thrfvrne, ComnMnwealth Latest Market Report Pendleton has decided to adopt a re trenchment policy, the first act of which was to let one policeman go. Ashland la investigating the matter of a comprehensive sewer system for the city. An estimate places the cost at $20,000. ; A company is being organized to con struct seven telephone lines from Pen dleton to the small outlying district which are not at present supplied. - A petition is being circulated in and around Baker City asking congress to let aside Crater lake and adjacent land sufficient to make a national park. , The price of hop continues to ad vance steadily. Buyer around Salem are offering 13 cents per pound, bnt the growers in most cases refuse to sell at that price. . The Wasco Warehouse Milling- Com pany has just made a shipment of 10," 000 sacks of flour to China. This is the first shipment of floor from Wasco' county to a foreign market. The largest real estate deal in tbe history of Umatilla county, wns con sumated when J. E.'Smith ' puchased 30,000 acres of land. Ybe deal also in clude 180,00 head of sheep. The price paid was $200,000. . ' The flax mill at Salem is now aa assured fact. The receipts of The Dalles land office for January were nearly $10,000. Dr. W. D. Jeffries, for 40 years a practicing physician of Salem, is dead. Placer miners of Southern Oregon ' gladly hail the rains of tbe past few , days. The Willamette river at Albany ia lower than for many year at this time of the year. Steps bave been taken by the busi ness men of Roseburg to organize a board of trade. A representative of the English, gov- . ernment is around Elgin buying horses for South Africa. . President Eliot, of Harvard univer sity, will visit the state university at Eugene next month. So far in Linn eonnty there bave been 600 registrations for the June election, out of a probable total of 5,600. Miners in Southern Oregon have long been throwing away what was supposed to be lead ore, but which has proven to be rich silver ore. The report of tbe commissioner of patents for tho past fiscal year shows -that there were 125 patents issued t Oregon inventors. Portland Markets, Wheat Quiet" Walla Walla, 630 63c; blueotem, 6464c; Valley, 63VC - ; Barley Feed, $1S20; brewing,' 1202l per ton. Oats No. 1 white, 1.101J5; gray, 1.061.1S. - Flour Best grades, $2.8033.40 per barrel; graham, $2.50 2.80. . Mlllstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid dlings,' $21; shorts, 120.60; chop, 117. Hay Timothy, $1112; clover. $70 ' 7.60; Oregon wild hay, I66 per ton. Potatoes Best Burbanks, 90c 11.26 per cental; ordinary. 7086c per cen tal, growers' prices; sweets, $1,760 t per cental. - Butter Creamery, 2627c; dairy, 1820c; store, 11 13o. v ' Eggs 2021c for fresh Oregon. r Cheese Full cream, twins, 18 Q lsftc; Young America, 14016c; fac- , tory prices, llHc less. h Ana V A A 1 ae Ha.o. O fAl 1 A. km ' pound; springs, 10c per pound, $3 3.S0 per dozen: ducks. I6.60ffi7.60 Per rioutnr tnrkeTa. live HaDlSUn . dressed, 14 15c per pound. -Mutton Gross, 4c per pound; dressed, 77He per pound. , , Hogs Gross, SXc; dressed, H7c per pound. veal HPc per pouna, aressea. Beef Gross, cows, 3 4c; steers., 4ffi4Uc: dressed. 671Ac per nound. . Hops ll12ttc per pound. Wool Nominal. - Valley, 13 15c; eastern Oregon, 8 12 He;' mohair, 2121c per pound. The buffaloes are increasing in such ' proportions in Canada that they prom . iee in the course of a few years to be-', come again fairly abundant. Cecil Rhodes, the millionaire and statesman, who is credited with having : provoked tbe Boer war, is, it is said, to t receive the honor of a peerage.' ; - ' - jonn mil, a piancer ai west raton Rouge, La., bo given to the Louisiana . state university $26,000 for tho erection of on alumni building and library. Ten thousand dollars have been-eon-tributed to the national fund for a Mc Kinlev memorial by the working men ' of Homestead, Pa. .. . - . - ... England's imports of iron and steel are increasing, while the exports are ' lulling off. British trade papers are alarmed. ... .