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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FBIDAY, FEBBUAltY 21, NO. 10. I RALPH HARDELOTS I MEDIATION . i : . BV WILLIAM MINTO CHAPTER UI. The housewives wore very Jubilant over tho diniomiltura of the ta-furmer At Reginald and his yeomen rod through Friar street toward" the market-plane titers was every sign of an- usual inxclU'nient. Tliey gossiped at the doors in groups, and horn and there, (rum tliti projecting second stories, they spoke out) to another across the narrow street through fpim, lattices. Their thrill 'tiUllr ..; was; -iiitorpsersed with hrlller laughter. Thura wan no trace of annur; the affair wan evidently r garded 1y the vletori as, an excellent rough ist, the particulars of which were retailed with relish by auoh aa had had the good fortune "to wltiies the affray. , llio temper of the poputa titm became Mercer afterward. At the White Hart, : Reginald found the landlord leaning agnlnet the gate pout of the passage leading Into , the courtyard, dialling voluble termasant who wus narrating to him iter snare in the chastisement of the tax-farmer. Mine host' countenance' fell at the aiiiht of Die king's livery for the klng'a servants were apt to lie more x- acting than remunerative in the matter of hones; but it recovered lUt natural ruhictind breadth on hia recogniiing Reginald Hardelot, who bad been at school in Sudbury aa a boy, and gften camo there on the chancellor'! business. , "Here's ' rare etranger, gentles," cried the bout, buttling respectfully be fore blm, Into tlie common room of the hostelry." "Mauler Reginald Ilardelot. I warrant he baa backed many a good home ' ln he .rode my colts in the meadow without leave sometimes, eh? Coino, Matter Reginald, come, air, yon will And some here that you know of old. We have changed our aign with a new reign, but we keep our old cu tomers. Here la Master Roger Chow ley you remember Muster Chowley, of the college'? -anil here ia Master Docket, you were at school with htm at the priory. He ia a groat man In Sudbury now, la Master Docket; reeve to the college and clerk to the burgh." "Knoll a favorite, too, with every body," utruck in Master Chowley, in a bantering tone) "a very Jewel of a reeve, and the moat trusted town clerk In the kingdom. We could not get on without our Docket. , The pour teuanta would nils him ao. If you want to take our Docket from ua, you must not let the good folks of Sudbury know." And be laughed and wheexod loudly at hia own humor. "Will you , keep your long touguo quiet?" snapped Docket, viciously. "Will you let Master Docket alone? Give you good-day, Master Ilardelot," he added, in a respectful tone. "I warrant you are not too proud to forget old friends." Reginald remembered him well aa the bully of the priory school, a Rood five yeara hia eenior. lie hadr atolen applea for Docket and parted with cherry atonea and other cherished pot session to him In bodily fear. The tight ol thia precioua pair of boon companions, boosing together hostlery at midday suggested In the to him hew the aocretof the poll-Ux might have leaked out. Chowley waa one of ' the lay onions of the arclihixhop chan-; cellor'a college a former servant thus ' provided for and still kept up com-1 munication with tlie chancellor a house-. hold. It waa a letter from him that lieen regarding tho morcantilo-looking had given Information about Reginald's j stranger with meditative, but appar brother'a Wyclilllsm; and it waa likely jently meauingleaa placidity, while enough that hia friend in the bonne-: Chowley, having finiwlied a game at hold had been able to give him a ii'mt, j of the chancellor's financial plans; a hint which Docket waa just the muuto.to the same straugera in continuous turn to account. This suspicion, combined with ' old and well-founded dislike, made Regln-: aid somewhat cool and distant in bis which he bad enlarged on the unset manner to the boon companions, while tllng tendencies of the time, denounc he chatted familiarly with mine host ing, in particular, tlie monstrous here about the exploit of the Sudbury house-! aies, political and religious, of Wycliffe, wives. ,, Hut Chowley was not a man easily j raw," crude, presumptuous, self-conceit-disconcerted or kept at arm's-length, jed dolts by bis new institution of poor He was accustomed to be cock of the priests. '' ' 1 !t ' ' company at White Hart, discoursing to One of the stranger, a gray-haired all and aundry over hia frequent pots of little man, with keen, sunken eyos and malt liqour In a harsh, rasping voice, a hooked nose who had given the name which churned and enforced authority, j f Bhnon d'Ypres seemed to be of an He was an elaborate talker, and prided inquisitive turn and plied the orator himself on hia continuity of flow. 1 now and then with questions. He had None of his familiars would have dared, wished to learn more about the new in hia presence, to start a new topio till ' order of prieMts that Wycliffe had estab Chowley had exhausted the old one. ' lished. If they ever did, by inadvertence, ven-1 "A new order?" the canon had cried, turo, his steady, atridont, ovorbearing "They are not an order. That la whore voice was soon hoard maintaining the the seeds of mischief lie. There is no continuity of the conversation Hit order or rank among them. They owe had never suffered interruption. obedience to nobody pope nor bishop Docket, his taproom ally and uostant nor abbot only to what the vain fools ouu,, overpowereu ami aepi in oraor oy Chowley's tongue, hii butt not out of good nature, but because he was not sufficiently quick of fence to protect himself, was considerably different in appearance. Abundance of adipose tissue, maintained by continual soak ing of ale, they had in common j but while 'the "canon looked puffed and bloated, Docket's face, with all its gen erous expanse, looked firm and fresh. The canon's eyes, suffused with alcholio glitter, and turbid with dyspepsia, stood out of his head like boilod goose berrios when he was excited. Docket never looked excited and his. large,, bluish-gray eye were bis most remark able feature. A large, full, stolid eye was Will Docket's, set in a clear-corn-lexloned, broad face. . If a stronger had caught that eye staring at him he would have interpreted the stare as meaning nothing but placid curiosity; and would have paid no further attention to j. If he had paid attention, it would have been, all the aame; Docket Would have continued to atare -immovably, like a ruminating ox, and. hit steady gaxe would have botrayed no secret. There deemed to he no , intelligence-' behind tlpt inexpressive look ; it teemed to In dicate only 'the . peaceful, healthful operation of organic processes in the Hyfttetn of Docket, consequent upon the introduction of large quantities of ale. And yet Docket waa what would , be do acrlhod in modern daya aa very wide awake young man. Chowley knew welt, and often remarked that, when Docket emptied hia face of all expression, and looked absorbed in vegetable function!, he waa alowly cogitating aome plan which, like all Dockett'a plana, bad hia own private advantage in view. ' Jielore Reginald came in, the eye Docket had two, but the gaae waa ao concentrated and ateady that you were conscious of only one had been di rected In thia apparently unmeaning, but really very significant manner, on two strangers to Sudbury, who occupied a aettle on the., opposite aide of., the. room. It waa near the time of the great autumn fuir at Stourbridge, near Cambridge, and the atrangera, who had arrived at White Hart that morning, were understood to be lwund . for the furuoua mediaeval market. , They had told the Inquisitive hoet that they had traveled from Harwich, choosing the road ry dud bury aa the safest in those troubled timet. They seemed Flemiab in their drew. They aat with Chowley and Docket on the higher level of the floor,' at one end of the long room, fireplace tireless at thia season liotween the two couplet, email windowa in the end on each aide of the fln-plure throwing marked traces of light into the room. Their men aat with other undistinguished cuatomers on the lower level of tho body of the room, lighted by a long, ehallow win dow on the courtyard aide, The furni ture waa aimplo two tablet, each with a aettle on tho higher level, and a long table flanked by settles running length wide' down the principal floor. The main room In a mediaeval hostelry bad to aerve three purposes; it had to be dormitory on occasion, aa well aa s tap room ami a aallu-a-manger. We find a ditllculty now in conceiving how fur niture could be constructed to nerve aa bed, or aeat, or table, with equal readi ness, aa occaaion . demanded. ' : Hut tho ingenuity of our. forefathers waa equal to the occaaion. V The aeylet bad long and atraight backa; you bad only to lay one on it back with the top end to the wall, and you had an ; excellent framework for a lied. The tablet, which, when lined aa table,-were mounted on trentlea, bad only to be in verted and laid on the floor, when their under aide waa eeen to be a lx.r into which ruNhea or bracken or eacka or maltresaea might be laid to form aa aoft and comfortable a couch aa the' mott luxurious aleeper could desire. There might be room for Improvement in the way of cleanlineaa and ventilation, but tlie arrangement bad all the beauty of economy and aimpiicity. We are not concerned, however, with tho furniture of the ' middle agea, but with the wayi and fortunes of one or two mediaeval individuals. 1 When, then, Reginald Hardelot waa ahowu into the public room and nianthaled to a plaou on the highor level, Docket had "tables," or draughts, with his friend as they came in, had been discoursing flow, with the whole lower floor for an 'audience. His text had been the out- break against tlie tax-farmer, . from and tlie dangerous opening given to call their inner light guiding them In the interpretation of Holr Writ. ( A new order I A new disorder would be a fitter name for theml'f, . , , ,, , .. . "But who appoints them to preach? Who fixes the limit and sphere of their duties?" "They have no fixed sphere; that is one of Vieir pernicious, tonots. j The blasphemous knaves say that they are moved of the Holy Spirit in their choice of place and season for preaching, and flint this is a higher mandate than the ordination of bishops; but practically it means that they begin when they liko, leave oft. when they liko, and go' where they like a subversion of all or der and authority in matters religious, which only a- crasy ' academic doctor, whom the Church has tint rewarded ac cording to hit own opinion of his de serts, could have conceived." "And do they preach what they liko?" . i , "Practically any raw absurdity that hits their ignorant fantasy. . Tn theory they preach the gorpel as delivered in Holy Writ, without deference to the in terpretation' of tlie Church,- ' Their subtle founder pampers their self-conceit by making them believe that, the light comes from within themselves, through the eclal operation- of , the Holy Hpirit. In truth, they give out only whut he puts in. They , are sponges, which imagine they give forth water generated by e spring within themselves, when they but return the foul slops sucked up from the heretic's overflow! ng dri vel . ' ' .- . That bud the eloquent Chowley bceti discoursing before Reginald's entrance, and had proceeded to deal with Ralph Ifitrdelot, who had come to ittudhury a few days More In the garb of a Wyclif- i flan "poor prieKt." ,,To him . and his crack-brained advocacy of .seizing the goods of the Church to cover tlie ex pense of the liars, on the ground that they were meant ' for the relief of tlie poor, and that the ministers of religion should be supported by voluntary alms, Ohowtey had attributed the dis turbance of the day In the town. But be bad hinted that he would soon pnt a stopier In the mouth of the young idiot. Obscure cloisterer though Chowley waa, he had more influence than people might give him credit : for, and he i would take care that Ralph Hardelot did not carry his heresy much further. He liad just said this, and was puff ing out his cheeks with an air of great importance, much satisfied . with the effect of his eloquence, when Reginald ilardelot was ushered In.'- ' All eyes were turned on the newcom er and his gay livery, His easy chat with the landlord , was listened toon the lower floor; and attention drawn to the details of his costume tn whispers the badge of the White Hart, which waa observed to correspond - with tne sign of the hostel, though much more finely drawn, the tight hose of altern ate white and red, which showed to ad vantage the shapely limbt of the wear er, the strip of buff leather on the inside of the calf, which, protected the leg In riding. ' . 1 1 By Reginald's advent the eloquent canon was left without an audience. He did not relish this, and be was much piqued besides at the young man's cool, cavalier manner and abso lute inattention to . himself. He . was not the man to put up wrth it: his face, already flushed with oratorical effort, assumed a still redder hue; and inwardly fuming, but trying hard to keep cool, he collected his Idoas with a view of putting the young jackanapes in his proper place. "And bow is my good '.lord, your uncle, the archbishop?" asked the host, very much delighted with Reginald'a familiarity, and seuking in a loud, clear voice, so that nobody should miss the rank of his guest. "It may be in a manner a grief to him," he contin ued, in a soft confidential tone, when Reginald had answered the question, "that yonr brother Ralph should have tunned Lollard, if so be that he baa turned Lollard, which I can scarce be lieve, for Master Ralph was a youth of a fine spirit, though a little headstrong, and taaybe this Lollardy is but a pass ing jest." But Reginald was not prepared to discuss this with him and lose to go. "I think," be said, "you told me I should find my brother about St. Greg ory's churchyard?" , "Yes," said the host. "Anyways, I saw him walking thitherward but half an hour ago, and I know he is used to moon about the graves and talk with the old hermit there." . Reginald, as the host said this, made a step down from the higher level to wards tlie door. But Chowley's time was now corner He cleared his throat, Mid his voice -rose in a Arm, steady, harsh, drawl, which insisted on atten tion, holding on to the ear as if . by main force. - ....... . . (To ds continued) Three View of Muriate. When a modem maidaa marries. In delightful dreams she tarritet Aa bar fancy sursly shifts To the thought of wadding gifts. Rvery Trltnd who would b pleasant "Must,? she muses, "send a present! All acquaintances mutt pay Tax upon my marriage day. Faaa sad fars and rare eld laces. Gold mptllished dressing caaea. Rings. and brooches, silver mugs. Entree dltbca, claret jaga , -Tables will with these be laden v . When I marry," gloata the maldea. When a modern bachelor marries, , In his heart grim fear he carries. "With," he thinks, "our Income small We don't want such gifts at all. There's that grand ptsno gracious! That involvea a house more spacloos. Then that dressing bag, alaa, v . That can only go flret-class! ' - - -Silver center dish, sad cup, too. How csn we such things lire bd tot Brery present of pretence Meana for me Increased expense. ' Would that I such gifts could baa When I Barry,", thinks the man. When man and maiden marry Hearts of lead their friends all carryi Custom, aa they know, demands ' Costly presents at their hands; a Ostentation, ' too, coerces, ? ' -: So they empty out their purses, Feerful lest their names be missed From the always published list, But ia private, in a paaslon, , 1 They denounce the sordid fsshloa,' , Crying In most bitter strain: "Only fancy, fleeced agaial 's Bah! 'Tis sa treat to dread . ' When a maa and maldea wed." ' v-Loadoa Truth. . - ; IdentlfloaUon by Flnirer Marks. In the organisation of the police do partmcat at Johannesburg the system of Identification by finger marks is be ing introduced, and la thia way every native is to be registered., , Rebecca, at the Well Isn't mm lnt. eating a picture to most people as on wouiu oe ei tne riumoer at tne uy-draat EVENTS .OP THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF . THE WORLD, : A Comprthtnilvs Review of the Important Hippealnp of th Pest week, Preientcd I" s Condcnttd Form, Which It Mot Llluly to Prove of Interest io Our Many ; Readers. ' A mob lynched a negro in a small town near St. Louis. An Iowa gambling house was held up and robbed of 12,000. A crusade is on in New York against automobile scorchers. ' New York has just experienced the worst blizzard in 14 years. ' Death list ' from Bhamaka, Russia, earthquake numbers 2,000. . ' The senate has ratified the treaty for tlie purchase of the Danish West In dies. ,w f By the confession of another prison er, a man in the Colorado penitentiary for murder has been set free. Admiral Dewey was asked to dine with Prince Henry, but had to decline, owing to the illness of Mrs. Dewey, " The bill to repeal the war taxes was unanimously passed by the bouse, every member voting in favor of it. It may, nowever, be amended in the senate. ' A bill has been introduced , in the senate for the retirement of Naval Con structor Hubson. His eyesight has been very poor for the pant , two years. Portland chamber of commerce trus tees were severely Criticised for their recent action favoring admission of Chi nese by a mass meeting of 1 ,200 citi zens. "' ' - ' t Prince Henry is on his way - to the United States. : Fire at Wisdom, Mont., destroyed 20,000 worth of property. , . l Martial law has been - declared at. Trieste, Austria, oq account of riots. , General Bell has stamped out the re belllion in Batangas province, Luzon. The treaty for the - Danish West In dies will come up in tlie senate this week. Because they could not get whiskey, three Osage Indians in Oklahoma drank a concoction of wood' alcohol, vanilla, cologne and Florida water. . . j A British force was caught in a Boer trap on the Klip river and two officers and 10 men killed and a large number wounded before they gained shelter. 'Lewis and Clark exposition stock has been increased to 1500,000. - The president will announce bis de cision in the Schley case in a few days. , Representative Tongue has intro duced a new irrigation bill in the house. , ,. -' i ' ' - . - A company has been incorporated iri California to develop the island of Mindanao, P. I," - Troops have pad to be called , out in France- to preserve order among striking leather workers. '.'.,,. ... Santos-Dumont's airBhip burst while he waa making a trial, and the inventor had a narrow escape from drowning. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., ' has passed the danger point in his sickness. The president lias returned to Washington. Russia expresses herself well pleased at the t Anglo-Japanese alliance, but hopes the United States is not a party to it:. ' "! Commander Booth-Tucker, of the Sal vation Army, has taken the oath of al legiance as a citizen of tlie United States. , Lord Kitchener made a concentrated movement of all available troops against Dewet's ' forces', Out the Boer leader managed to slip through the lines., Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., is nearly out of danger. The senate will construct a new war tax reduction bill. The oleomargarine bill has been passed by tlie house.; ; . .-' j The Anglo-Japanese alliance waa the work of Marquis Ito. The dowager queen of Italy will make a tour of the .United States. Six men were killed and six fatally Injured in a battle in Kentucky. I The work of developing the Philip pine islands will consume yeara. The rebel gunboat Libertador cap tured and sank a Colombian gunboat. Renewed riots in Spain have resulted in the death of a number of people and the injury of scores. The imperial German yacht Hohen tollern has arrived at , New York, one day earlier than was expected. Northern Pacific switchmen at Mis soula, Mont., are on strike. , '; Young Teddy Roosevelt is silghtly better, although the crisis has not yet passed. A farmer and wife, living near New York, received a.legacy of $5,000 from a man whom-, as" a 1 hungry wanderer, they befriended' 16 years ago. Herbert Bicknese was sent to jail at Fort Wayne, Ind., for contempt of court. He persisted . in calling on his wife, who ia suing for divorce. Peter Qulnn, aged 35, who inherited a fortune from his father, squandered it in high living and has just died, in New York, a homeless wanderer. :lean 8WEEP. Bell Oiuhti Rebellow in BiUncat Proviac at Exptatc of Other DUtrkts. Manila, Feb. . General J,' Frank lin Bell has practically cleaned up the insurrection in Bitanga province, the troops under his command having made a clean sweep of ttie district. It is not believed . thut ll the insurgents arms have been captfcred or surrender ed, but that a number of them have been taken, by the insurgents to other provinces or safely hidden. . ..-"; The increase of robber bands in the provinces of Tabayas and Cavite show the effects of the drastic measures adopted in Batangas and Laguna : prov inces, (ieneral Bell says the people of these latter provinces never realized the terrors' of war until they personally experienced' its hardships, owing to' the closing of the porta and the .concen tration of the natives in the towns. . ., . General Bell believes that tlie insur gent leader, Malvar, is becoming- ex tremely unpopular with the Filipinos, and that when the natives cease to fear his vengeance, many will be found willing to betray hfm. What has been said of Batangas province applies almost equally to Laguna. . . The United States transport Wright, which sank in 15 feet of water, Novem ber 28 last, by striking an' uncharted rock at the entrance of San Jacinto harbor, and which was successfnlly raised this month, has arrived at Cavite in tow of the gunboat Wompatuck Tbe Wright baa six holes in her , bot tom, which have been temporarily patched, hhe will be dry-docked im mediately: 1 : FIERCE SNOW STORM. , New York't Worst Blizzard Since Iggg Trsf. " fit Almott Suspcadcd. ' " New York, Feb. 19. New York City has borne the brunt of the fiercest snow storm that has struck, this section of the country since the great blizzard of 1888. Beginning soon after midnight, the storm increased rapidly, until by daybreak the whole city was completely snowed under. The rising force of the gale piled the snow in great drifts that for aome time almost suspended traffic except in the main thoroughfares where the car tracks were kept open only by the constant use of enow plows and sweepers. . .. , ' , . ... Commnnication between Manhattan and Brooklyn was subject to long de lay. Tlie ferry boats with difficulty made trips across the ice choked rivers and tlie work of tug boats, lighters, and shipping generally, was almost at a standstill. So heavy was the snowfall that tbe loading of vessels was stopped, it being impossible to keep the batches open. Two steamers which arrived during the night struggled as far as quarantine, where they came to anchor. Several steamers are supposed to be off Sandy Hook waiting for the storm to abate before attempting to enter the port. . - OUMONT NOT DISCOURAGED Orders a New Motor and Will Try Aiin to Crou the Mediterranean. . New York, -Feb 19. M. Santos Dumont is already at work preparing his plans for the rebuilding of his air ship, wrecked on his' Kst attempt to cross the Mediterranean, says a Journal and American dispatch from Monaco. Efforts to grapple bis motor, the sink ing of which was the most 'serious loss of his disastrous attempt, have all failed, and he has ordered a new and more powerful one. That he will ulti mately cross the sea is regarded here as a certainty, for only his death will stop him. Though he was near to death from drowning, from being smothered in the folds of his collapsed balloon, and from being burned to death from the igniting of the oil he uses for fuel, his peril seems to have' made the least possible impression on him. The peril to which he was exposed and the nar rowness of his escape he dismisses with a shrug of his shoulders, but on the subject of the loss of his motor and the delay in his plans caused by that mis fortune he is desperately eloquent. . SPECIAL WAS TOO SLOW. Engine Wat Out of Order, and Freight Train - Overtook and Ran Into It Litchfield, 111., Feb. 19. Two per sons met , death and five were injured today in a a rear end collision near here between the "Diamond Special" on the Illinois Central road and a freight train. The collision was remarkable in that the fast passenger train was ahead of the freight and that both trains were moving. The Diamond Special was moving at a rate of 12 miles an hour when the freight crashed into the rear ' sleeper. It is said the passenger would have been traveling faster had there not been gome trouble with the locomotive's machinery. The engineer on , the freight engiue declared that the fog was so thick be could not see 100 feet ahead. . . ' ' ; Greet Flood j In Cape Colony. Cape Town, Feb. 19. Unprecedented floods have occurred in the southwest ern Cape Colony, resulting in great destruction of houses, bridges and rail roads and drowning 25 persons. Four Killed la hud-Oa CollUlon. Marshalltown,' Ia., Feb. 19 Four lives were lost in a head-on collision on the Iowa Central railroad near Gifford, a light engine crashing into a passenger train. - ' : MADE NEWS OP THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PART8 OF OREGON.' Commercial sad Financial Happealngt of Im portance A Brief Review ef the Growth and Improvement! of the Many Indntriet . Throoghoiit Our thriving CemstoawealMi -4etttt Market Report. ' ' A company has been formed at Dallas for the operation of a creamery. Fifty horses for government artillery service have just been purchased near Eugene. ' ' ' ' The Socialist , party of Clackamas county will bold its county convention March 8. Clackamas county commissioners are looking for a suitable location for a poor farm, ' A club has been formed at Joseph to advance the interest of that town and neighborhood. ' Business men of Pendleton are con sidering a plan for the establishmen of a paper mill. , ( , At the annual meeting of the Tilla mook Creamery company a dividend of 10 per cent waa declared. Umatilla county has ' been asked to increase tbe assessments of railroad and telephone companies $3,000,000. The contract has been let for build ing an opera bousejin Albany, to cost (5,000. It Will have a seating capacity of 700. - - ., . - ,. . .'. ; Republicans"' of Clackamas county will hold primaries March 22, and the county convention will meet in Oregon City March 28 ' An Eastern Oregon young lady killed coyotes enough to secure moner ,to de fray her expenses in taking, the state teachers examination . Oregon is represented among the 10 men of highest standing in tbe grad uating class of tbe United States naval academy, at Annapolis. The Wasco county Republican central committee baa selected March 1 as the date for primary elections and March 8 for tbe county convention. A mammoth ledge of . cinnabar has been discovered in the Elk creek dis trict, Southern Oregon. It ' shows a width of 300 to 500 feet where it cuts across Elk creek, and has been traced for about a mile through the Elk creek mountains. Tbe big ledge is being de veloped and opened up by tunnel. ' The new furniture factory at Cor y's II U has started operations. Oregon horses have given better service in the Yukon than any other, Contractors are at work . on the re modeling of the lavatories in tbe state noose. A gasoline lamp exploded at Adams, causing 14,000 damage in the fire that resulted. -: - ' - ' Only 166 electors have registered in Yamhill county, ont of an approxi mate total of 3,050. - The Republican congressional com mittee for the First district will meet in Portland February 20. Volume 39 of the Supreme Court Rec ord will be issued from the state print ing office in aoout a month. - John A. Johns, an Oregon pioneer of 1851, died at the home of his , son, south of Salem, aged 81 yeara. 5 ; Portland Markets, i Wheat Quiet. Walla Walla, 63 63Hc: bluestem. 6464Hc; Valley, 68V4C. Barley Feed, $1920; brewing, $20 21 per ton. Oats No. 1 white, $1.1001.25; gray, 1.051.15. , ... Flour Best grades, $2.803.40 per barrel; graham, 2.502.80. Mlllstuffs Bran, 118 per ton; mid dlings, $21; shorts, $20.60; chop, $17. Hay Timothy, $1112; clover, $7 7.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per ton. Potatoes Best Bnrbanks. 90c $1.25 per cental; ordinary, 708Bc per cen tal, growers prices; sweets, $1.75 t per cental . ' Butter Creamery, 2527c;. dairy, 1820e; store, ll13c - '! Eggs 2021Hc for fresh Oregon. Cheese Full cream, twins, 13 13c; Young America, 1415c; fac tory prices, 11c less. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $33.50; hens. $44.25 per dozen, 910c per pound; springs, 10c per pound, $3 3.50 per dozen; ducks, $8.50 7.60 per dozen; turkeys, live, ll12Hc; dressed, 14 15c per poijnd. Mutton Gross,. 4c . par pound; dressed, 77Vc per pound. ... Hogs Gross, 654c; dressed, (7c per pound. i - : Veal 8H 9c per pound, dressed. Beef Gross, cows, 34 4c; steers, 44Hc; dressed, 6Vi7ftc per pound. Hops ll12c per pound. Wool Nominal. Valley, 13 15c; eastern Oregon, 812c mohair, Il21Hc. pet pound. -. , . The area of Greater' New York is now 318 square miles, against Greater London's 700 square miles. ' Riveting of boilers and the . like is now done almost entirely by a com pressed air hammer, which strikes 5,000 times a minute. i - The Norwegian council of state has decided to negotiate for a loan of $2, 000,000, to be used for tbe construction of railways and a thorough telephone system throughout Norway. 1 W. D. JENKINS DIES. fie Wat Secretary of State of Washington Prom 1897 to IQ02. Olympia, Feb. 17. Word has been received here from San Francisco that ex-Secretary of State Will T. Jenkins died in that city Saturday morning. Mr, Jenkins left Olympia a year ago for" California, where he was interested in an oil company. ''" ' : Will J). Jenkins was one of the prom inent men of Washington. He was a native of Indiana, being born in Tippe canoe in 1841. At an early age he came West and settled in Kansas, where at 16 years of age he established weekly newspaper called the , Clarion, WILL D. JENKINS.. Some few years later he established the Smith County Pioneer, which is now one of the leading county papers of that state. 'In. 1881 Sir. Jenkins came to Washington and located at Seattle, He aided in establishing the Daily Chron icle and helped edit that paper when it was the leading state journal. In 1883 he removed to ' Whatcom' and with others established the Daily Reveille. Later, he served three terms as mayor of that city. In 1890 he was census supervisor . for Western Washington. Shortly after the formation of the Pop ulist party, in 1892, Mr, Jenkins be came one of its leaders. In 1896 he waa nominated by that party for secre tary of state and was elected. Since retiring from office-a year ago, he had interested himself in oil ventures. About two years ago he was stricken with a malady that puzzled the physi cians, but later it was diagnosed as an abcess, and from this he has never re covered. He leaves a wife and five children, three girls and two boys. " MERGING SAVINGS BANKS. Big Consolidation Schema That It Under '. ! Way at Cleveland. ' Cleveland, Feb. 18. At three meet ings held , during the past week, tbe preliminary arrangements were com pleted in this city for one of the most gigantie bank consolidations in the history of money and banking in Ohio. In general the plan contemplates, the consolidation of nearly all the smaller savings banks in Cleveland and will, eventually absorb a number of banks in nearby towns. The elimination of the smaller savings banks means their absorption into one great associated bank to be located somewhere in the heart of the city, with a capitalization of more than $1,000,000.- At first no new capital stock will be issued, but the capital stock of all (he banks going into the associated bank will be turned into a pool to form the capital stock of tne combined bank. It is planned to include in the consolidation from the start all the smaller outlying banks -in the city, some 15 or 20 in number. It is not probable that the names of the banks interested will be announced un til all have signed the agreement. , . CLEARED OF YELLOW JACK. Havana It in Better Condition Than It flat Been for 100 Yean. .. y Havana,' Feb., 18. Major W. C.Gor gas, chief sanitarv officer of Havana, says the principal work of the sanitary department for the past year has had for its object the extermination of yel low fever, and that he has many rea sons to believe Havana has been actu ally purged from the disease. During the past 100 years, Major Gorgas says, yellow fever has been epidemic in Ha vana, and all sanitary measures that have been taken have had no effect. General disinfection, as carried out for other diseases, had been tried to no purpose, but yellow fever disappeared upon the introduction of the system h&Ked on the killinff of infoftMl mrta. quituvs, uo mt wieory mat oy sum mosquitoes only could the disease be : i. . i ii . t . , transmuted. rjmce September 28, 1901, not a single case of the fever has been reported, and this condition is so unusual that, in the opinion of Major Gorgas, it puts aside all question of chance. : .t - ;.' ;; . '.. Hundreds Were Killed . St. Petersburg, Feb, 18 The latest news received here from Shamaka con firms, the appalling character of the earthquake at that place, and adds that 300 corpses have already been taken out of the ruins. ' The . piles of wreckage are so vast that the search is necessarily slow., Most of the victims were Mussulmans. The-survivors are encamped outside the ruins of the city. Report It Confirmed. Washington, Feb. 18. The state de partment has received cable advices confirming the report that tlie ransom money for Miss Stone has been paid to the brigand captors. It is not known when her release will occur, but it is ' nnffarHfww! thflt t.hA Virii'Qnrlu 1, a r. n, ,i - 1 ni .1..... ..1 ..t! 1 ... a period of a week or ten days in which to make sure of their safe rntniat be fore the prisoner is given op.