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RALPH HAHDEIOT 5 HCDIATIOn
CHAPTER V CON TI N U ED.
Such was WyelifTo' scheme for tlio
purification of the Church, ml. thoimh
it seemed to affect the Church alone, it
in not (lllllcult to see how it brought
him at onvo into contact Mini con Mid
with the political system. It in pos
aihlo tluit it waa ilia political problem
of the relation of thu kingdom to the
papacy, on which lie win consulted a
learned doctor, that started WycIifTu
on hi career as a roformer. lint lie
thla uh it may, hi theories, when fully
develop! ami pushed ardently into
practice, had much more wide reaching
)litlcul coni-eiiienceH, Ail tho rerv
antsof Chrlnt, ho held, all miiiUter
of religion, all teachers ami exemplars
of the teaching of Holy Writ, should
subsist on voluntary alma: worldly
possessions Htllled and choked their
spiritual usefulness. Now in hi" lime
a fourth, or even a third, of all the
land of Knidund wan held by the
Church ami religious order. What wan
to bo done with it If 1U present holder
wure dinpoi-HefBed? Wycliife proved uy
elaborate arKument that secular author
lty not only might lawfully take poa-
session of all this wealth, but wan
bound in duty to ao do, men of religion
holding . it contrary to the rule of
Christ. But for whose use should it le
appropriated? On this point also Wy
cliffa'a teaching was clear and omphat
ic. All the worldly wealth of the
Church and the orders, beyond what
auflliTd for a simple maintenance, he
longed of right to the poor; the men of
religion were but the proctors of the
poor in their tenure of it, and wero act'
ing as fraudulent trustees when they
spent it on sumptuous bulldiugH, rich
fare, large retinues, or coarse sensual
ity, while the poor wandered housoloss,
ate and slept with the swine,, tottered
about with naked sides and shaking
Hps and hands. Ife siwcifled two uses
to which the wealth of "worldly clerks
and feigned religious might be turned.
i'urtly it should be given to secular
lords, who should in return givi to the
iKior protection and equitable govern
meiit, and partly it should be seined
to meet tho eximnses of just and neces-
wiry wars. Wycliffe did not hesitate
to urge that for this national purpose
shrines should be strimsjd, and the
waste treasure hung on stocks and
stones used for the defence of tho
It was this last doctrine that brought
Wycliffe and the poor priests, whom he
sent forth as models of a true Christian
priosthood, into vital contact with the
practical politics of a time when nil
classes of tho laity were groaning
uhnder the burden of tinprcmtcntedly
heavy taxation. Especially the poor
eat, who had hitherto escajied direct
taxation, were likely to receive this
new gospel with gladness. Wycliffe'
heresies on excommunication and trans-
substantiation and other ioint of
church doctrine might interest theo
logians only; here wag a doctrine that
the poorest understanding could grasp
a basis from which his disciples
could act with powerful effoct on the
masses of the people.
It must not be supposed that all tho
agitators of the time, whoso teaching
, corresponded more or less with Wy
cliffo's," wore direct disciple of his.
The heresy was in the air; what he
chiefly did was to furnish it with a
reasoned foundation in Scripture ami
the dicta of the fathers and doctors of
Ralph Uardelot, as we have said,
joined the merchants' party as they
rode out of Sudbury, waiting for them
and cantering up to meet them.
The merchant looked narrowly at
his eager features, as if to divine what
strength and temper lay behind.
"Yon have left off your priest's
dress," said the morchant with a smile,
as an excuse for the closeness of his in
spection, "unless I was deceived by the
twilight last night."
Uh, replied lialph, "we poor
priests not little storo by the fashion of
our clothing. I put on our russet habit
only because without it I could not so
readily get an audience. The people
aro not tired to preaching from any one
in an ordinary layman's dress. I shall
put it on again when I have need of
As they rode along, the merchant,
who was apparently inclined to be di
putatioua as well ss inquisitive, re
sumed one of the topics they had boon
discussing in the Friars' meadow.
"You spoke last night." he began.
"In strong contempt and reprehension of
the purely contemplative life, and
quoted the opinion that the man who
withdraws from the world and gives
himself entirely to prayer and devout
meditation is guilty of the loss of as
many souls as he might have saved if
he had remained in the world and
taught erring men the truth."
"I am of that opinion," said Ralph.
''You know Master Roger Chowley
of the Arohbishop'a college?"
"I know him well," said Ralph.
"Rut he was not In my mind aa a pat
torn of the life contemplative."
"It is not of that I would speak,"
said the merchant. "I grant him
swinish, foul traitor to his profession,
like many more who live by feigned
religion. But I had talk with him
yesUrday, and he tella me that your
pteaching had the effect of making the
good women of Sudbury . attack and
cruelty maltreat the tax farmer."
"My preaching!" cried Ralph, taken
aback at this accusation.
"Did you not, as he Rays, tench them
that the poor commons should not be
oppressed with taxea for foreign wars
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while so much wealth, that should be
used for the relief of the poor, Is wasted
liy worldly clerks on their own carnal
"Yes," cried Itulph, "but I coun
felled no outrage. On the contrary, I
henought the people to have patience,
and told them that conscience and jus
tice were at last awake and active in
high Ji luces, and with God', help would
soon bring them amendment of their
wrongs. I counselled them to endur
ance and hope."
The merchant smiled and shook his
head. "And tlioy remembered a part
of your pruuehing ami forgot the other
part, lint Udl me, if these jioor people
should be punched for their violence,
would the guilt of that punishment
not lie on youT"
"In that case," said Ralph, sadly,
"I should have much to answer for.
liut this painful thought moves me all
the more to work for the amendment of
"How?'.' asked the merchant,
"The great and powerful," answered
Ralph, "do not know how the poor
live, nor what they suffer. I live
among them and learn, and when my
knowledge is complete I trust that God
will give me strength to stir the heart
and conscience of power."
"Words alone will not do it," said
the merchant, gravely. "Your Master
Wycliffe says also," he resumed after a
paiiMS, "that tithes should not tie paid
to clerka of irreligious and unprofitable
life; that it ia lawful to withhold tithe
from such men. Rut what poor man
in these ravening times can keep lands
or goods or life, if ho stand by himself?
I heard, when last I waa in England,
of a case in Lincolnshire, whore a poor
man w hom one of vour master's priests
hud persuaded to resist the extortion of
an unworthy clerk, was seized and
thrjwn, heavily fettered and manacled,
into a strong prison underground, where
Ida feet and hands were gnawed by
I know," said Ralph, with a pained
expression. "Iiomiiius wycliue wept
tears of pity and righteous anger when
he heard of. it, and since then has
warned us never to stir men to such
resistance till they can find a protector,
He has strong holies of moving the
great lords to take the matter in hand."
Therein, cried Pinion, with more
energy than he had yet shown, "he is
in error, rut not your trust in princes
They but play with the simple doctor.
They but use him to servo their own
ends. Let him asRail the temporal
dominion of tho Po, aa he hath done
in his excellent tract Do Pominio, lot
him denounce the employment of pre
lates in foculur affairs, and they tar
him on to the buttle. But for restoring
tho true order of Christ and his apos
tles, by the bowels of-Judas, they have
no more thought of that than this
dumb beast that bears mo! Nay, nay;
the poor commons must help them
selves. I see thore is no help to be
hojied for from this crazy, silly dupe of
a subtle doctor."
Ralph stood aghast at this impeach
ment of his master. "Domiue Wy-
clifTo," he said, after a pause, in which
he tried to subdue his angor, puts no
trust in subtle disputation in this
mutter. It is not by his own words
that he hojes to bring the great lords
to the side of truth and pure religion,
lie knows full wall that if a greater
Lord than they doea not touch their
hearts, his reasoning is in vain."
'Yes," returned Simon, in the Rame
bitter tono, "hut Christ sometimes
chooses humbler instruments than great
clerks of Oxford, great masters of logic
Their road now lay over a wild heath,
which had once been roughly cleared on
both aides, as the law directed, to the
extent of 20 paces, to destroy the cover
for lurking robbers. Roads wero not
so safe then, we need hardly remind
the render, as they are now: any thick
copse or cluster of hawthorn bushes
might conceal a bund of lawless desper
adoes, and at this time ol the year
many such bands lay in wait for trav'
elors to Stourbridge Fair.
ilie prudent merchant looked ao
earnestly ahead that Ralph imagined
him to be on the watch for signs of
such unpleasant neighbors. Looking
ahead himself, he saw nothing but a
ragged beggar hobbling along towards
them in the distance.
"Do you see that beggar?" cried the
merchant. "What would you aay if I
were to toll you that he is one of the
Instruments that will do more for the
reformation of England than all the
poor priests of your Master Wycliffe?
Such men as lie are my poor priests."
Ralph stared at him ia mute aston
ishment. "Listen to what I say to him," said
the morchant, giving signal to the
wagoners to stop.
Ralph listened, but whatJi heard
considerably increased his bewilder
The following was the conversation
that passed, after tho merchant had
tossed a small coin to the beggar in re
sponse to his salutation.
Simon "Are you ready for the
Beggar "Why do you ask, master?"
Simon "Because I moan to be there.
Do you find many willing to play?"
Beggar "Have no fear. The pa
geant will poceed."
Simon "God be with you. Here,
return me that coin, and I will give
you a better. John Truenian and his
fellows will all be there."
The beggar went on his way. "You
heard what passed7" said the merchant
"Yea," answered Ralph, coldly, "but
I do not understand. What is the pa
"Our pageant," said the merchant,
"is the deliveranoa of Israel from
Egypt. It will be played by the Ham
mermen. Will you take part in it?
Ralph supiwMod him to refer to one
of those rude dramatization of Scrip
turn known as mysteries, which all
over England at that time were per-
formed on holidays by various guilds of
craftsmen. Ralph was astonished
his companion's question, and bewild
ered by his mysterious manner. He
"I have no taste for such profane
They rode on for some distance in
constrained silence, each busy with his
own thoughts. The eider traveler had
the air of a man who weighed some im
portant matter in his mind, and found
it hard to come to a'conclusion. Every
now anil then a shade of vexation
crossed his fa-e, and he twitched his
Soon after they joined the Roman
road at Wixoo there appeared a castle
some half a mile to the right, situated
on a mound in the mldde of a marsh
The merchant observed his companion'
start when it came in sight; and re
membering the tale of the previous
evening, at once drew hi own conclu
"That is Sir Richard Rainham's cas
tle of Sturmeie, is it not?" lie asked
ion seem to know the country
well, Ralph answered.
1 have heard ol this knight," re
turned the merchant. "What hope
has your master Wycliffe of bringing
such aa he to a senso of their duty?
How can he be persuaded . to protect
where he has been used to plunder?
Aa soon might you hope to tame an old
wolf or a tiger."
"He must be controlled by the
"But who at court dares control him
in these distracted times? There ia
but one power that can control biro
and such as he. Our pageant is de
signed to make that power manifest.'
"You speak in riddles," said Ralph
"Then I will apeak mora plainly,
The power I mean is the power of the
poor commons. Singly they are noth
ing; united they would be irresistible,
I and my friends aim at uniting them
The hour is at hand when they will ap
pear in union. That is the pageant to
which you are bidden. You may not
come, but I know you will not betray
"I know nothing to betray. But if
your pageant is a repetition of the
bloody rebellion of the Jacquerie, let
me implore you to pause. What can
an unarmed rabble do against trained
and mail-clad men-at-arms?"
"Whut ran your preaching do against
tlio stupendous power of the church?
You preach singly ; we propose to act
"In civil war!" cried Ralph. "Yon
cimnot be so desperate!"
"There need be no war. The poor
commons will only demand their
rights; they will ask only to be re
lieved from unjust extortion, high'
handed robbery, cruel and wanton im
prisonment, stripes, maiming and mur
dor. They will not want leaders among
the good nobles : it is only the worth
less and godless that are their enemies;
from them there ia but one deliverance
possible Doleantur ex libroviventium
Expunge them from the book of the
(To be continued)
Thought th Doctor Knew.
' At the last annual meeting of the As
sociation of Military Surgeons of the
United States Major John Van R. Hoff,
in the course of his speech accepting
the presidency of the association, told
the following story: "A lady was
passing through the wards of an over
crowded military hospital when she
suddenly encountered two men sawing
and hammering on some boards. She
looked at them in some surprise and
wonderingly askod : 'What aro yon do
ing there, my men; ihey looked up
at her and one of them said: 'What
are we doing? Why, we are making a
coffin, that's what we are doing.' 'A
coftin?' she asked. 'For whom are you
making a coflin?' 'For that follow over
thore in that bed. Don't von see him?'
The lady looked in the direction in
dlcated and saw a man apparently in
good condition and watching the opera'
tion with great interest. 'Why. that
man is not dead, aud, indeed, he does
not look as if be wero going to die.
Can't you postpone this work?' 'No,'
the men said, 'we can't postpone it.
The doctor told us to make the coffin,
and he knows what he gave him.' "
Sword Mad Prom 1,000 Bit of StctL
The Japanese are the manufacturers
of a wonderful sword. The blades of
these sabers are made from magnetic
iron ores. The steel is produced in
small, very thin sheets and the work
man begins by fixing one of them to
the end of an iron rod which serves as
a handle. To this are soldered other
small sheets until the mass has a length
of about 8 inches, width of about 2
inches and a thickness of a little more
than a quarter of an inch. This bar is
brought to a white heat, doubled on it
self and hammered until it is down to
its original dimensions. This process
is repeated 15 times. Pour similar
bars are then soldered together, doubled
upon themselves, resoldered and heated,
the operation being repeated five times.
This process makes the superposed lay
ers so thin that a saber contain at
least 1,000 sheets of metal.
Estimates on Unmlncd Anthracite.
A Philadelphia banking firm has cal
culated that there atill remain unmined
5,073,775,000 tons of coal in the an
thracite regions. The same calculators
estimate the tonnage for the present
year at 50,000,000
E VENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTER8 OF
A Compreheaalv Review of the Important
Happening of tht Past Week, Prcienttd
ia a Condensed Perm, Which I Most
likely to Prove of Intereit to Our Many
Prince Henry has started on his home
A compromise on the Cuban reci
procity question is probable in the sen
A hurricane which struck Omaha,
Neb., caused an immense loss of prop
Eight thousand men are on strike, at
Boston as a result of the freight hand
The British have suffered a crushing
defeat at the hands of the Boers. Gen
eral Methuen was captured.
Seretary of the Navy Long has re
signed, lie will be succeeded by Rep
resentative W. H. Moody, of Massachu
The American cup defender Colum
bia will cross the ocean to race if any
yacht can be found on the other side
whom owner is willing to make a
The postal bill has been passed by
the house. By this measure carriers
are not only continued under the salary
system, but the maximum wage is in
Prince Henry sent a wreath to be
placed on Genreal Grants' tomb.
The president has signed the Philip
pine tariff bill.
A messave is expected from the ores-
ident on the Cuban question.
All arrangements are completed for
the homeward journey of Prince Henry.
Russia has taken advantage of the
bandit trouble in China and sent troops
England will reorganize her army
and place it on the same plan as that
of the United States.
Two boats collided nn iha Pmitsin
river and 160 Chinese drowned.
Queen Alexandra launched an Eng
Taft savs that in two vears at the
most, the Filipinos will be able to
maintain a permanent government of
The revolutionary movement in Rus
sia is spreading.
Prince Henry visited the military
academy at V est Point.
Fifteen persons were killed and many
injured in a train wreck in Texas.
ine bpanisn regency may be pro
longed, owing to the incapacity of King
The president will not permit his
daughter to attend the coronation of
Five men were killed and "several in
jured in a coal mine explosion in
The steamer on which Prince Henry
will return home is being fitted up for
the royal party.
Six firemen were seriously injured
by coming in contact with live wires at
a fire in Beatrice, Neb.
The street car strike at Norfolk, Va.,
The Eastern state are in the midst
of another snow storm.
A candy trust, with a capital of 15,-
UOU.uuu, la the latent combine.
Bliss Alice Roosevelt will go to Cuba
to visit General and Mrs. Wood.
Boer envoys called on the president,
but were told by him that he was una
ble to help them.
Canada will pass a Chinese exclusion
law similar to that before the United
States senate at present.
The house is considering a bill
authorizing the purchase of the Giant
Tree tract in California for a national
Rear Admiral J. A. Howell will be
retired the 10th inst. Next to Admiral
Dewey, he ia the ranking officer of the
Prince Henry visited Niagara Falls
and crossed over to the Canadian side,
where he was welcomed by representa
tives of Lord Minto.
A number of the leaders in the Bar
celona, Spain, riots have been executed.
Thomas J. Humes, Republican, waa
elected to succeed himself as mayor of
Santos-Duraont will visit the United
States and give an exhibition of bis fly
The difficulties between the National
Cash Register Company and its em
ployes have been settled.
William H. Moody, of Massachusetts.
has been mentioned as a successor for
Secretary of the Navy Long.
The pope told an American visitor
that there are 20,000,000 Catholic in
the United States.
Prince Chlng says the Chinese gov
eminent will protect rights of Amer
icans in the Canton-Hankow railroad
Colonel John A. Polk, aged 82 Years?
cousin of President Jntnna IT. Polk
and doorkeeper of the house during
President Cleveland's first adminlstra-
Ion, died at Kansas City.
8,000 MEN GO ON STRIKE.
Boston Freight Mandlera Making Hard Fight
Boston, March 12 War between
the organized teamsters, freight and
express handlers .of Boston and -two
great railroad corporations, the New
York, New Haven 4 Hartford and the
New York Central & Hudson River
Railroads, the latter locally known as
the Boston A Albany, broke out today,
The strike, which is a sympathetic one
already involves 8,000 men in and
Stopping work because of the dis
charge of union men who have refused
to handle non-union moved freight, the
various organizations now on strike
made every effort today to extend their
sphere of influence to affiliated bodies,
while the corporations energetically
tried to fill the strikers' places and to
receive and dispatch goods offered them
Both met with - some measure of sue
cess. Tomorrow the local employes of
the great express companies, the Adams
and the Jew York & Boston, two com
panics which handle practically all of
the fust freight in Southern New Kng
land, will refuse to work, while several
smaller bodies of organized labor, such
as the brewery teamsters and the piano
movers, as well as freight handlers in
East Boston, will be idle. On the
other hand, the New York, New Haven
& Hartford Railroad, after succeeding
today in moving considerable freight
by Italian labor, will alignment the
force tomorrow, and the Boston & Al
bany expects to have a large number
of men at work in its freight sheds.
The action of the express men in
joining the freight handlers will quiet
j affect the freight business with near
by business centers like Worcester
Springfield, Hartford, . New Haven
Providenco, Fall River and New Bed
LONQ 8TEP8 OUT.
Secretary of the Navy Handj Hii Kulgrution
to the PreiidenL
Washington, March 12. The third
change in the cabinet of President
Roosevelt occurred when Secretary
Long submitted his resignation in a
beautiful letter, it being accompanied
by one equally felicitous by the presi
dent. The change was made complete
by the selection of Representative Will
iam Henry Moody, of the Sixth con
gressional district of Massachusetts, as
Mr. Long's successor in the navy de
This change has been expected for a
long time. Mr. Long bad intended to
retire at the beginning of the lute Pres
ident McKiulev's second term, but he
consented to remain until certain lines
of policy in which he was involved
were more satisfactorily arranged.
Then when President Roosevelt suc
ceeded, though anxious to return to
private life for Secretary Long will
never again enter public life a strong
feeling of loyalty toward Mr. Rooxevelt
induced the secretary to defer his re
tirement until it was convenient for the
president to make a change. Recently
Mr. Long has been in Massachusetts
making arrangements with his old legal
connections to re-enter the practice of
law, and he baa bad his bouse at Hing-
ham put in order for his occupaton,
When Mr. Long entered the cabinet
originally he was an active member of
the firm of Hemingway & Long, a well
known legal firm of Boston. He- has
always maintained a silent connection
with the concern, and will again be
come an active partner.
DANGER TO SHIPPING.
Immense Ic FIoci Reported Off the Coast of
Japan Early Sprint, In the North.
Port Townsend, Wash., March 12.
The British ship Bann, the last of the
storm-bound fleet off the entrance to the
Straits of Juan do Fuca, has arrived,
98 days from Iquique, 34 days of which
she was storm-bound off the straits
Seven times the Bann got inside of
Cape Flattery, and as no tug was there
to pick her up, she was compelled to
put back to sea. The Bann reports no
other vessels off the Cape.
The British steamship Oceano reports
to the local United States hydrographic
office as having encountered an im
niense ice floe about 200 miles off the
Japanese coast, abreast the entrance to
Sugar straits. So extensive was the ice
floe that the steamer was compelled to
change her course and steam for several
hours tc avoid coming in collision with
the ice.- The ice floe is in the direct
path of vessels sailing to the Orient,
and as it is quite extensive, it is dan
gerous to navigation.- The captain of
the Oceano says the ice is from four to
six feet out of the water, and some of
the bergs are many feet across, and
cannot be seen until the vessel is among
them. This is the first time ice has
been seen off the Japanese coast in that
vicinity. It is thought that the floe
came from iiehring htraits and the
Arctic ocean, and that through some
unknown cause the ice pack in the
Arctio has broken earlier and that it in
dicates an early spring in the north.
Urge Firs at Paris.
Paris, March 12. The biggest blaze
seen in Paris since the burning of the
Opera Comique, in 1897, broke out last
night in the corner of a block of ware
houses in the Rue Montmartre. The
warehouses were occupied by 10 firms,
and the lower floors of the building
were filled with silk, velvet and woolen
goods. These materials caused the fire
to rage furiously and the flames spread
rapidly to the upper portion of the
buildings, used as residences.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTERE8T FROM
PART8 OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and litprovements of the Many Industrie
Throughout Our thriving Commoawealth
latest Market Report.
Agitation has been started in La
Grande for aJ26,000Jpoblicbuilding,
The first ticket in the field! in Coos
county was that of the Socialist party,
lwenty-six homestead entries were
filed at the Oregon City land office dur
The Clackamas county Socaliists held
their convention in Oregon City March
8 and nominated a full ticket.
From six to twelve contracts for 1902
hops are filed in Salem every day
Prices range from 1134 to 12 cents.
Forty thousand pounds of hops,
owned by G. W. Perkins, of North
Yamhill, sold at i)4 cents per pound
few days ago.
The Sumpter city conucil has passed
an ordinance authorizing the mayor
and recorder to borrow money for the
city to pay its outstanding indebted,
nesa and to issue warrants therefor.
Since the Washington Ycounty tax
rolls opened March 1, the sheriff has
collected (40,000 of the (100,000 levy.
Everybody wants to get the benefit of
the 3 per cent rebate for prompt pay.
The Wasco county Republican con
vention, beld in The Dalles March 8,
was one of th$ sbaipest political fight
the county has ever known. One hun
dred and seven delegates were in at-
tendancej The meeting was held in
the courthouse and delegates to the
state and congressional district conven
Hons and candidates lor the various
county offices named. The principal
issue lay between the two aspirants for
congressional honors, Malcom A
Moody, the present incumbent, and
State Senator J. N. Williamson. The
first ballot showed the Moody forces to
be in possession, 70 to 37.
A large cold storage building and ice
plant will be erected at The Dalles.
Bandon, in Coos county, has raised
its quarantine against places outside of
During February 32,800 acres of
state land was sold. Most of it was in
the eastern part of the state.
Complete returns from Wasco county
Republican primaries show that Moody
supporters received 72 votes and Will
iamson 34. '
Fish Warden Van Dusen says the
legislature will be obliged to make
some provision at its next session for
increasing the revenues of the fisheries
department if the proposed work in
connection with artificial propagation is
The new tax law is having a good
effect in Lian county on payment of
taxes. There is a universal desire
among taxpayers to secure the 3 per
cent reduction. A large force in the
sheriff's office is kept busy day and
night. At the close of the first five
days of colletions almost (25,000 was
Wheat Walla Walla, 6565Jc;
bluestem,66i67c; Valley, 6565ic.
Barley Feed, (2021. : brewing,
(Zl21.50 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, (1.1501.25;
gray, (1.10Q1.20. .
Flour Beet grades, (2.80(33.40 per
barrel; graham, (2.50(12.80.
Millstuffs Bran, (19 per ton; mid
dlings, (21; shorts, (21.50; chop,
Hay Timothy, (121S; clover,
(7.50(38; Oregon wild hay, (56 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, (1.101.25
per cental ; ordinary, 7080c per cen
tal, growers' prices; sweets, (22.25
Butter Creamery, 25830c; dairy.
1822,c; store, 13(3 15c.
Eggs IZ6 for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13(3
133c; Young America, 1415c; fac
tory prices, llKo less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, (4.00(5
4.50; hens, (5.00(3)5.50 per doxen, 10
12c per pound ; springs, lie per pound
(34 per dozen; ducks, (56 per dox
en; turkeys, live, 1Z1ZKc: dressed,
143 15c !per pound; geese, (8 per
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound; dress
ed, 7 7 e per pound.
Hogs Gross, ojc; dressed, oh 7c
Veal 88S for small; 737JS for
Beef Gross, cows, 34c; steers.
444c; dressed, 6)$7Mc per pound.
Hops 1213ic per pound.
Wool Valley, 18 15c; Eastern Ore
gon, 812c; mohair, Zl21c per
Snuff is coming into fashion again,
says the London Daily Chronicle, with
the early ictorian fashions. Snun
taking increases the size of the nose
and keeps it in a state of perpetual ir
ritation. Australia has, proportionately, more
churches than any other country, the
number being 6,013, or 210 clinches to
every iuu,uuu people. England nas
144 churches to every 100,000; Russia
only 65 to the same number.
OF NO CONSEQUENCE.
Trodble in Morong Province I not Serious
Chaffee and Wright Report
Washington, March 11. Desiring to
ascertain the facts as to condition In
the province ol Morong, Luzon, Secre
tary Boot recently cabled inquiries to
Commissioner Wright and General
Chaffee, which bsva brought the fol
"With reference to your telegram of
the 6th Inst., the facts from Morong
are: About a week ago the president
of Cainta was kidnapped. The perpe
trators of this act was a new organiza
tion gathered in Morong province about
60 strong. They were vigorously
searched for and driven to hiding and
will probably be captured in a day or
two. They have inflicted no material
damage. No special significance need
or should attach to this event.
"There is no foundation for the state
ment of insurrection in Morong or that
the inhabitants are fleeing. Small
fragments of ladrone bands, dispersed
and driven out of the mountains of Lo
gons by Bell's operations, and from
Cavite through recent operations of the
constabulary, In the mountains there,
having about 15 guns, gathered In the
mountains of Morong and probably
aided by a few outlaws of that section,
raided the village, kidnaping the pres
idente. A small detachment of con
stabulary under a native sergeant at
tacked them but made no impression,
being short of ammunition. Assistant
Chief Atkins was on the ground in
few hours with an adequate force o!
constabulary, and, assisted in every
way by the native governor of the prov
ince and the inhabitants, gave pursuit.
They have already killed two, injured
one, captured six and are running the
band down. The presidente has been
released without harm. So far from
there being hostility on the part of the
mass of people to American authority,
they give us full information of what la
passing and aid us as much as possible.
These ladrones do not interfere with
the whites and confine their oDeration.
to levying tribute upon and occasion
ally Kidnaping natives in remote local
ities, lhere is nothing new in this, aa
it was in existence under the Spanish
government, less so now than then.
They are being rapidly broken up and
exterminated by the constabulary.
There is no political significance in
their operations. WRIGHT."
RUSHING WORK ON WARSHIPS
Phenomenal Advance at the Union ham
Work ia Construction.
Washington, March 11. Apparently
phenomenal advance in the work oa
some of the war vessels building at the
Union Iron Works, San Francisco, is
the feature of the monthly progress re
port issued by Admiral Bowles, chief of
the oureau of construction and repair.
The report shows a gain during the
month of February of 12 per cent on
the battleship Ohio, 20 per cent on the
protected cruiser Tacoma, and 5 per
cent on the monitor Wyoming. More
over, 1 per cent of the work on the ar
mored cruiser California, which vessel
had formerly been the only one of that
class of vessels, showing no start, was
It i: j
a to c&uinuiou at me navy uenart
ment that during the prevalence of the
strike at San Francisco a great mass of
material had accumulated and made
ready for placement, and with the end
ing of the strike and the return of the
men to work, it had been possible
within the last month to make a ormt
change in the status of the work on
Freight Handler Strike.
Boston, March 11. Four hundred
and fifty freight handlers employed in
the freight houses of the Haven 4 Hart
ford Railroad at South Boston struck
tonight because of the refusal of the
company to reinstate several men who
had been discharged for refusing to
handle freight delivered by the R. 8.
Brine Transportation Company, aganist
whom the union teamsters are on
strike. Although strike of freight
handlers bad been threatened for the
past two or three weeks, it was from an
entirely unexpected quarter that it fin
ally came. The strike is expected to
be far reaching in its effect. '
. Priest Captured by Bandits.
Peking, March 10. Bandit soldiery
have captured priest at Jehol, about '
100 miles northeast of Peking. Both
the French and Russians are anxious to
send troops to rescue the priest, but as
Jehol is a rich mining district, the
court has ordered General Malyuwan to
hurry and release the prisoner, in order
to forestall the entry of foreign troops
into the district. .
Result of Shamaka Earthquake
Rank, Russian Trans-Caucasia, March
11. The official report of the commit
tee which has been investigating the
recent earthquake at Shamaka show
that 126 villages, with a total of 9,084
houses, were included in the area of
the disturbance; that 3,496 houses were
destroyed and 3,943 damaged. Besides
the dwellings 4,163 farm buildings, 11
churches, 41 mosques, 11 factories and ,
three acboelheuse were seriously dam