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U ID Jl -3 AD1 U1 JL J. Id J1A VOL. XIX. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, J 902. NO. 11. nn IvXlO JL . RALPH HARDELOTS MEDIATION BY WILLIAM MINTO CHAPTER III CONTINUED. "If tlii pressure of important busi nes permits, ml it Id not asking too liiuoli, twrhaps you would vouchsafe to humble cloisterer little information to the liest mean of rhdng In these topsyturvy tuned, we, like others, imiMt llv, and we would fit In live well, in' we could, but we are o much out of the world that it in not every day that we re privileged to meet gentleman from court to enlighten our understand ings." 'We will take that for granted," Mid Reginald, with polite impatience. "Proceed to the matter of your ques tion." " , "I am much obliged to you, kind air, for your gracious courtesy. Our humble purpose, then la to learn the meaning of your worthy brother' metamor phoaia. Our minda are disturbed by it aa la natural to country folk who do not know how the wind la blowing in high place and may be caught and awupt way iy a atorm unprepared from aheer want of knowledge of the signs and token. For aa the winda blow today in the upper regions of the heavena. "1 pray you pardon me, interrupted Reginald. "Hut aa my buslnes t will not endure dolay, perhaps those flower of rhetoric, however beautiful in them selves, and dear to the lipa of elo quence, might ' ' "lie reaerved for a more convenient oocaalon. Well, then, to put it plain ly, we would fain know whether LoU lardy thrive at court, whether Wy cltffe, whom wa aimple country loscis re wont to call a heretic and that of no mean degree 1 no the king' chief Counsellor and arch-dispenser f the loavea and flihe. We know that hi hlghnea and my Lord of Lanraater were once good friends, and though he ha called u antichrist' ciorka and duvil'a children, and other pretty names, we would not Npeak evil of him in return, if our envereign lord the king holda him in favor. It would not be seemly in loyal aubject, neither would it lie profitable. We would fain lie abreaat of the now time. Ilaa the king turned Lollard?" "I am not of the king'a council," aaid Reginald, "but I will try to And out for yon and let you now. The king will doubtle send a special mea eugnr when he known of your anxiety." "Thl courtesy la truly noble. May I be permitted to repeat that I sincere ly truat I do not put hi majesty and your honorable self to too much trou btoT You will pardon, I doubt not, the poor cloisterer' thirst for the higher! knowledge. It would till u with new hope and confidence to know that a rtiaaot cloak may be a passport to better thinga, aa well aa a furred amice. The furred amice may not be purcha able without eome considerable moiety of filthy lucre, but a ahepherd'a weeda , are within the reach of the poorest, and if Wycliffe haa the disposal of the j loave and Ashe, it may be worth while , to be Wycllffe'e priest, even if you ' have to go barefooted for a time. A hard road may bo travelled with a! cheerful heart when it lead to a warm neHt." ' Reginald did not approve of hie. brother' conduct, but he could not atand thia sneering at hi motive. "Doe Master Chowley," he asked, "recognize no motive for doing one'a duty but greed of fat benefice?" "Maater Chowley, "retorted that in dividual, in hi -driest and handiest tone, "haa observed, a a general rule, that 'where the carcass I. thnro will the eagle be gathered together.' " The host did not like thia spurring, lie interposed with a forced but loud and foul laugh. "A right good laying, Sir Roger. Hal ha! And to the same effect I have heard my father say nd though he wa but a country-bred man like myself, be had good wit that wheu the crow are seen all flying one way, you may be sure there i crow' business on band. But come, gontloa, carping mart good-fellowship and the wholesome effect of good liquor. How liked you the - Vernage, Sir Reg inald? 'Tis direct from Genoa, three year past Stourbridge Fair." "A good wine, Harry," said the young man with ft smllo. "You were alway famon for your theologlcum. Give you good-day. I hope soon to have another toup of it." "Thia lmy thoologicum," rasped out the canon, banging three-hooped pot on the table. "None of yonr sour foreign stuff for me. A pot of good ale put eome heart in ft man." And be looked at the lower floor for approval of thl sturdy sentiment. "It fatten him, at loat," answered Reginald, pleasantly, at the door; "but the big gest cabbage baa not alway the stoutest heart." He wa gone before Chowley had time to retort. There wa ft laugh at the eally, but the canon wa to prac ticed in such encounter too teem to have the worst of it. He, too, joined in the laugh, and, turning to Docket, prepared to regain hi position at the expense of new butt. "Why did you let him off with that, my stout and valiant Docket?" he wheeiod. Why did you not come to my assistance? These young court wita re too nimble for ft fussy old cloisterer like me. Trust the ingonloua Docket to be even with the popinjay, for all his fine feather. Pocket would soon make the featheri fly. You should hear him with pert little Terronet yonder." Docket did not like the turn the con- mMwuH v mm vai. i.. nhu ivbv v gu. .u wltihing the merchant a good journey, lie asked indifferently which way they traveled that afternoon, adding tliat the Llivuiihatii way wa generally consid ered the safest. The Fleming thanked him, and said that the Haverhill way wa the near eat, that he meant to 'take that, and that he did not propone to start till the following morning. Thia answer seemed to amuse Docket when ho had the door between him and the stranger, lie winked slyly to himself, and aportively kicked sideways with bia right log. The next inatant he resumed all hi atolid gravity aa he walked acrosst he market-place, looking the moot innaceut and ateady young man in Budbury. CHAPTER IV. The merchant who gnve the name of Simon d'Ypre seemed to be much in terested in what he had seen of Regin ald Hardelot, and what he had heard of Ralph, for after Docket had gone, and the canon, to refresh himself from the exhaustion of his oratorical effort, had called for another pot of hi theologl cum, he began to moralize and inquire. "I marvei greatly," he said, "that two brother should be found thus in opposition, the one courtier and the other ft strolling preacher. I am but a atranger in these parts, but surely it is against nature that two brother should be thu at variance, one the servant and favorite of an archbishop-chancellor, and the other ft atrong rebel against worldly prelates and all their works. How comes it to pass?" The canon took a draught of hie theo loglcum liefore answering. Then, hav ing wljied his mouth with the sleeve of hi gown, and adjusted his black skull cap, he cleared his throat deliberately, fixed bis eye on the merchant, ami said: "In the first palce, master I forget your name" "Himon d' Yprea," suggested the host, politely. "Master Simon d'Ypre I always like to know whom I am addressing in the first place, I am not certain that they are so much at variance a they aeem, and are not both hunting after the same quarry, namely, their own peculiar good, which is not against nature, but, on the contrary, nature's first law. There be Uiose at court that would gladly see the clergy spoiled of their possession. It has been mooted in parliament before now. In the second place, if they are at variance. nd it ia against nature, it is not against custom and daily experience, for we live in troubled times, when brother ia set against brother in higher placea than it i becoming or aafe for me to mention. And, in the third place, if they are at variance, there is reason for it a for everything else when it 1 properly understood; for this Ralph Hardelot was always hot-headed nd wayward like his father, and he was crossed and distempered at an age when that apimars grave matter of life or death, which aeem small and trill ing to men of our years and wisdom." The host rubbed his hands. "Ah I Sir Roger," he cried, "tell Master Simon about that, about the crossing in love. It is a rare tale. Of all the good one to tell good tale," he add ed," turning to the merchant, "Sir Roger is the best in these parts." The canon was not insensible to this open flattery, but he would not make himself too cheap. "Tell it yourself, Harry Hurst," he said. "You know it a well a I." "Nay, nay Sir Roger, be per suaded." "I am fatigued," replied the canon, with a yawn. "Tell it yourself." "By my grandmother's kerchief," cried the host, "rather than Master Simon should go without the tale, but I will tell it myself." "A good Invocation," said the canon. "Proceed' now with 'Once upon a time.' It la not o long ago, but I like 'Once upon time;' it gives the true flavor to tale." "I care nothing for your 'Once upon ft time, ' "said the host, boisterously. He stopped for a moment with pus sled .air, and then began, Impetuously: "Well, then, there was a wench in the case, Clara Roos. Maybe you have heard of her father, Sir William Roos, of the great Rooses, he that was killed in the French war ft good 13 years ago, and Sir John Cavendish became her guardian. He ia now the chief-jus-ticlar, you know, and Clara lived in hia house at Cavendish, np Clare way. Well, then, there were these two boys Hardelots, but it is only one of them that I speak of a now, namely, Ralph, for he was also a ward of Sir John's, through inheriting hi mother' land at Pentlow, though he was the younger of the two; and the elder was not so well provided for, through his father's wasting hi own land and chattels in the wars, The mother wasftTlbbald, daughter of the arch bishop's cousin in the first degree. I knew her well. She died God rest her soul in the plague of '78 when ft many passed away, and she lived here in Sudbury when her lord Sir Reginald Hardelot that was went warring In France, and little profit he had of It, though he was a gallant gentleman ,as hot as fire, I have heard tell, and he was killed in ft skirmish before the battle of Najarra. Well then the arch bishop took the elder hoy into his keeping and sent him to France for his education, but the mother still kept Ralph with her and sent him to Cam bridge, for he was sor like his father and ever she feared that he would go to the wars and waste hi substance and lose his life as his father had done. And so she sent him to Pem broke College in Cambridge where bis cousin Dominus Thorpe wa warden, hoping to make him scholar and maybe staid man of law or other peaceful occupation his guardian, being as I have said, Sir John Cavendish, the chlef-justiciar. But, alack I she died before him, and now he is Lollar a perilous trade and a pestilent Well, then, but wbore am I? I have no patience with Lollar. A plague on them I They have put ni out of my tale." "You have yonr people all in a truss good Harry," said the canon, "fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and cousins all mixed together like your wlfe'a mingle-mangle for lier hogs. I see I must pick the tale out of the slough for you." This was exactly what the artful host wished to bring him to, but great men must be humored and the host was careful not to show his design too openly. I have them all clear enough in my head" he said scratching that organ and knitting hi brows "but somehow they will not come out in the right order." "You should have begun with 'Once upon tlmo" said the canon. "Who cares a straw for your fathers and mothers and all the rest of it? Come at once to the pith and marrow, aa I do." I The canon cleared his throat and began: I "This Clara Roos then was living at Cavendish under the strict rule of my j Lady Cavendish and for a brown dam- I sel she was as pretty ft piece of bloom ing girlhood aa But I have not the art to describe such commodities; it does not become my profession. (Here he spoke sternly at Harry Hurst, who showed signs of mirth.) Therefore I will pass by the fresh color of her checks and other soft graces of feature. She was not beautiful as, I dare say, as the Queen of Sheoa or Helen of Troy, and she certainly had n. t the meekness of Grisolda, though she looked with her kittenish air as if she mi ght be sof and playful enough till the time enme for scratching. The patient Griselda never had such eyes, dark, sparkling, untamable, mocking imps, all fire and earth, without a particle of the softer elements of air and moisture. I saw Lady Cavendish box her ear once at tuhlo sweet red coral shells they were, and the slaps improved their color- but dil the minx cry? Not she; her eyes flashed and her brown cheeks glowed, and then paled a little, and she was removed from the table tearless and impenitent, and marched down the hull, turning to make the most provok ing courtesy at the door. A wench of high spirit and good feature, too; neither short nor tall, of soft, daintily rounded figure, full of life to the heel. "I warrant my lady had much trou ble with hor, and the trouble did not diminish as she grew older and ap proached the age of marriage. It was the Sir John's purpose to wed her to one of his younger sons, for her dowry was not to be disdained even ny so well placed a person as the chief-justiciar, and great folks, as you know, must look to more sorious matters than the liking of young men and maidens. But whether It was that he doubted the young man's power to govern so intract able a hussy, or that he was able to provide for him better otherwise, thia purpose w'as not carried into execution. I speak only what I know. She was not married to any of Sir John's sons. "Now Ralph Hardelot was often at Cavendish Hall, as being Sir John's ward, and after his mother's death he lived principally there, making some progress in the law, but having little liking for it. Every living thing will after its naturo, and Ralph's heart was sot, like his father's, on a life of advent ure a wayward, silent, implusive, and headstrong youth. Clara was sixteen and he was nineteen, a tall well-grown young man, with a wondrous rich, deep voice, and an eye as dark as her own, though it had leas, of ..the devil in it. I have heard, and do not find it hard to believe, that love arose between them, though she teased him and would show him no favor. Indeed, it would have been a very proper match, as such things go, but my Lady Caven dish thought otherwise. . (To tie continued) Leit la Oblivion. The celebration of Washington's vic tory at Trenton recalls the fact ' that the Father of His Counrty wa in dis favor with some of his contemporaries, who found much to crtitcize in his con duct; but few now even know who they we're, "and the few who do know don't care. And in this respect history is apt to repeat itself. Despite the adage, republics, as far as the people are con cerned, are- not ungrateful to their heroes. Flying Dtyi Near. In deciding to issue a magazine deal ing with aerial navigation we make no attempt at prophecy, but there is no question that flying by human being is nearer realization than many people imagine, and when we reflect upon what has been done in other brunches of engineering it requires a very small effort of the imagination to realize what may transpire in the development of aerial navigation in the near future. London Flying. German Emperor's Tutu. The German emperor is very fond of modern music and modern sculpture, but be has no sympathy with modern painting and. poetry. Recently he spoke very sharply against modern art. It is believed that his enmity has a political source. He detests the social democrats and classes with them the modorn pointers and poets who depict and describe the wretchedness of the lower classes in realistic colors. EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. A Comprthcfiflva Review of the Important Happenings of the Put Week, Presented In Condensed Form, Which I Most . Likely to Prove ef Interest to Oar Mtny Readeri. . An oil tank containing 1,000 gallons of oil exploded in Pittsburg. No one was injured. Germany is highly pleased with the reception Prince Henry is receiving In the United States. 4 IP . . '" r M fl ' , s t ."k PRINCE HENRY OF PRUSSIA. Tillman and McLaurin, tbo South Carolina senators, have practically been suspended from the. senate. It will probably be for 30 days. The senate has passed the Philippine tariff bill. Cortes, a leading Filipino rebel, has been captured. Miss Stone, the American mission ary, has been released. Secretary Hitchcock is expected to leave the cabinet soon. Nineteen lives were lost in the Park Avenue hotel fire in New York. The Philippine Commission favors modifying the Chinese exclusion order. The province of Lagnna and Batan gas have been entirely cleared of insur gents. Barcelona, Spain, rioters continue their depredations upon the stores and factories. A severe sleet storm that prevailed en the Atlantic coast tied up all traffic for time. Senator Tillman and McLaurin, of South Carolina, engaged in a fist fight and were required to apologize to the senate. Fire in Portland destroyed (94,000 worth of property and (or a time threat ened to get beyond all control of the firemen. Prince Henry and staff arrived in New York one day late. They were delayed on account of severe storm off the Atlantic coast. Twenty lives were lost In (2,000,- 00 hotel fire at New York. A tidal wave on the Salvadorian oast caused the loss of more than 60 live. The riots continue at Barcelona and other Spanish cities. Almost the entire nation has been placed under martial law. The house committee on territories unanimously voted to report bills for the admission of the territories of New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma. The Hay-Pauncefote treaty, giving England's assent to the construction of a canal across Central America by the United States, has been ratified. Hundreds of forged Bank of England notes have been put in circulation in London during the past few days. They re bard to tell from the genuine. A financial Crisis is about to occur in Chile. Germany will abolish the bounties on sugar. Rich gold and copper discoveries have been made in Africa. . Organized laborers to the number of 7,000 are employed by the diamond dealers and jowelers of Amsterdam. The Tyrol, following the example of Norway, is trying to encourage the win ter tourist business by offering better facilities for winter sports. Valletta, Malta, being midway in the Mediterranean, between Gibraltar and Port Said, imports more than half million tons of ooul for the use of pass ing vessels. HONOR TO THE PRINCE. The Kaiser's Brother at the Natlon'e Capital One Round of Ovations. Washington, Feb. 24. Prince Henry of Prussia and suite,- accompanied by the welcoming delegations from Balti more and the German embassy, arrived here at 10:20 this morning. From that hour until his departure at mid night, the sailor brother of the em peror of Germany was the cynosure of all eyes. He was everywhere greeted with applause. The day was one round of ovations. The prince called on President Roosevelt and met a dis tinguished company at the White House, immediately after his arrival. He then retired to the German em bassy, where President Roosevelt re turned his call. Later, the prince called and left his card with all the A foreign ambassadors. These gentle men, with the foreign minister, were afterwards received by the prince at the German embassy. This was one of the most notable functions of the day. A most notable and pleasing feature of the day waB the visit of the nation s guest to the halls of congress, while both bodies were at work. The dinner given by President Roosevelt at the White House tonight closed the honors be stowed on the royal visitor by official Washington today. After the dinner the prince left di rectly for the railroad station, where his special train awaited him. A troop of cavalry and a squadron "of mounted and bicycle policemen acted as escort' to the station, and saw him safely aboard the train which left at midnight for New York City. Prince Henry gave expression tonight to his deep sense of appreciation of the splen did reception accorded him at the na tional capitol. President Leaves Washington. Washington, Feb. 24. President Roosevelt and party left Washington shortly before midnight tonight for New i ork, where tomorrow the presi' dent will witness the launching of the yacht Meteor, built for the emperor of Germany. The president's train pulled out of the station a few minutes before the one occupied by Prince Henry and his escort. Present for Roosevelt Washington, 'Feb. 25. Before the dinner at the White House last night, there was presented to the president a large pastel portrait of Prince Henry in naval attire, a statuette (bust) of the emperor, and an autograph naval scale prepared by the emperor. The bust of the emperor shows him in uniform of the Corps guard, with eagle tipped helmet. More Pay for Mailcarriera. Washington, Feb. 26. The 'post master general has issued ft general or der announcing the increase of pay of rural free delivery mail carriers (100 each per annum. , Mayor Low's Proclamation. New York, Feb. 25. The mayor of New York yesterday issued his . first proclamaiton since he assumed office. He called upon the citizens of New York to display national colors from their residences and stores in honor of Frinee Henry. The appointment of Yung Lu as first secretary" in China shows that Russia will hold the whip hand and that Great Britain may. expect no fa vors Leopold Wanta to Come. . Brussels, Feb. 25. The Associated Press is authorized by an official of King Leopold's household to announce that while his majesty has on several occasions expressed a desire to visit the United States, he has never reached the point of suggesting any date and has not uttered a word from which could be deduced any confirmation of the report that he intends to undertake a voyage to America this year. Jki ' i : n (I nrn 1 FIXES PHILIPPINE TARIFF. Senate Passes Bill by a Strictly Party Vote Some Warm Speeches. Washington, Feb. 25. After eight hours of tumultuous debate,the senate, shortly before 7 o'clock last evening, passed the Philippine tariff bill by a vote of 48 to 20, strictly party vote. During the debate on the bill, Mc Comas and Wellington, of Maryland, became involved in a controversy, dur ng the course of which the latter de clared that if McComas should make his statements outside of the senate chamber he would brand them as a malicious falsehood. He was called to order promptly and resumed his seat amid considerable excitement. . Many amendments were offered to the Philippine bill, but, except those ' 'VC' ' -71: '' MISS ALICE ROOSEVELT,. Who Will Christen the German Emperor's New Yacht Meteor. offered by the committee, only one an amendment restricting the operation of the sedition law enacted by the Taft commission was passed. The amend ment of Foraker, fixing the rate of duties levied upon products coming into the United States from the Philippines at 60 per cent of the Dingley rates, xa- stead of 75 per cent, as fixed in the bill, was lost, but it received a large Republican vote. Had the Democrats voted for it as a party, it would have carried, but many Democrats voted against it. What th Measure Providet, As passed, the measure provides that articles imported into the Philippine archipelago from the United States shall be required to pay the duties lev ied against them by the Philippine commission, and paid upon like articles imported into the archipelago lrom for eign countries! that articles imported into the United States from the Philip pines, shall pay a duty of 75 per cent of the rates fixed bv the Dingley law, leas any export taxes paid upon the ar ticles sent from the Philippine archi pelago, as required by the Philippine commission. All articles now imported free into the United States shall here after be exempt from export duty im posed in the Philippines.- . The bill exempts the commerce pass ing between the United States and the Philippines from the operation of the navigation laws of the United States until July I, 1904, and authorizes the Philippine commission to issue licenses to craft now engaged in lighterage or exclusive harbor business, provided such craft are built in the United States or in the Philippines and owned by citi zens of the United States or by inhabi tants of the Philippines. The duties and taxes collected in pursuance of this act shall be paid into the treasury of the Philippine islands and used for their benefit. All articles manufactured, in bonded warehouses, of imported materials, or of materials subject to internal revenue tax, when shipped from the United States to the Philippines, shall be ex empt from the internal revenue, and all taxes paid upon, such articles shipped to the Philippines since No vember 15, 1901, shall be refunded. Petition from Cubans, Washington, Feb. 26. Supplement ing the large number of petitions and appeals from other organized bodies in the Island of Cuba for relief in the shape of a reduction of tariff dues, the president has received a petition from Ramon Rivera and other representatives of the assembly of the delegates from the various tobacco working industries of Ctiha, which met in Havana the 9th inst. The petition recite the great crisis confronting Cuba and "in the name of 30,000 workingmen, who hear hunger calling at their doors," they implore.the president "to save Cuba from ruin." - 1 Conditions In Manchur. London, Feb. 26. The Pekin corre spondent of the Times, after having made a visit to Niu Chwang, savs, in a dispatch to his paper, that the condi tions in the interior of Manchuria are unsatisfactory. He declares brigand age to be on the increase, and that the animosity of the people toward the Russian occupation is growing. The Russian regard the outlook with mncb uneasiness. The Japanese are ex tremely active. THENATION'S GUEST PRINCE HENRY AND PARTY AR RIVE AT NEW YORK. Royal Salute from the American Parts Met Down the Bay by Admiral Evan Die embarkinj from the Steamer Krenprwt the Prince Receives Callers on Beard th Royal Yacht Hohcnzollem. New York, Feb. 24. Prince Henry of Prussia, representative of his brother, the emperor of Germany, at the lannab ing of the latter' American built yacht, reached New York yesterday end was cordially welcomed a of the nation. The land batterie that guard the outer harbor sounded the first greeting in a ponderous greeting of 21 guns, the rifles of a special - naval squadron assembled in hi honor n ecboed the sentiment, there were verbal greetings from the representatives ef President Roosevelt, the army, navy, and the city of New York, and ft great crowd lined the way in the city to mm and cheer the sailor prince of Germany. The great storm against -which th Kronprinz Wilhelm had struggled for days, and which bad glazed the Atlan tic coast in an armor of ice, had lost it force and resigned it sway to warm sunshine and cheery blue skies, there were no regrets that the 'royal guest was a full day late for the enter tainment provided for him. There was a curtain off the Hook early-in the morning, and it wa after 9 o'clock before the watchers canght the shadowy outline of the cautiously ap proaching liner. - Rear Admiral Robley D. Evan, commander of the special squadron and honorary aid to the prince, accompanied by his staff, left the flagship Illinois at 9:40 o'clock in the naval tug N In. . They were all in full dress uniform. The Nina met the Kronprina Wil helm beyond Fort Wadsworth, and, sailing around on the starnoard aide f the liner, steamed up the bay. Prino Henry, attired in the uniform of an admiral of the German navy, and sur rounded by his naval and military staff, stood on the bridge of the liner. As the naval tug drew nearer to the side of the steamship. Prince Henrr and Admiral Evans caught sight of each other and exchanged informal sal utes. The distance from steamer to tug was too great for conversation, how ever. As the two vessels, with flotilla of tugs and official craft, moved in past Fort Wadsworth, the first of the sal utes of 21 guns was fired. As the first gun sounded the prince advanced to the end of the bridge of the Kronprina Wilhelm and stood at attention. A he passed the big American flag float ing over the fortification he raised hi cap in salute, and the member of Vm suite did likewise. The flag at th jackstaff of the Kronkrini' wa dipped, and the German naval band accompany ing the prince played "The Star Spang led Banner." The guns of Fort Wads worth were not silent before the across the narrows at Fort Hamilton boomed out their salute. When that ceremony was ovar the Kronprinz was stopped, and th Nina hauled around on her port side, and Admiral Evans and his staff boarded her. Admiral Evans was escorted forward at once, and in the quarters ef th master of the Kronprinz, h and th prince met. ' The prince came forward, and, taking the hand of the naval offi cer, shook it warmly. Tolstoi at Point of Death. St. Petersburg, Feb. 25. The latest . news received here from Yalta, Crimea, . is to the effect that Count TolBtoi 1 at the point of death. Ted Roosevelt Improves. Washington, Fob. 25. The condition of young Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., con tinue to improve and he i progressing steadily toward complete restoration to heatlh.