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vol. xix.;
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.

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