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ST. HELENS, OIlEGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1902.
BY WILLIAM MINTO
V 5? s S 5
Ok fc V tv fcv v
CHAl'l'KK VI Continual.
Ralph accordingly wa brought In
between two uieii-at-arm, hi band
boun'l behind Mm. ;
"Welcome to Sturinore!' ulil the
Ralph, look hitz him Impassively In
llio face, ituiilu a slight bow.
"Ah, by my fulth, most conrtly,
We have a high' spirit. We trust your
reverence li not much Inconvenienced
by this dolour. "
"II It please you to play the buf
foon, my good nir, " answered Ralph,
"I am lit your power.
"It grieve mo much to displease you
Dut a poor knight must da hie humble
duty. We are under strict order to
question such a you." t '
"Order from whom? Produce your
order, and I will answer any questions
yon clioote to put.
"Old you not wear yesterday differ
ent dress from this In which I have
now the honor to tee you?" ' - .
"I did." " ,
"l'lifl ridiculous dreaa of the turbu
lent fellow who call themsulve poor
lislnli made a gesture of aieent.
"We have t!o drew here," aald
Nicholas. "We found It In hi wal
"Ah!" cried tho knight. "Then It
wa your purpose to wear it again? I
wa in hoK that you had repented of
your folly. I will aak next ou what
treasonable errand you were bound?"
"I wa bound on no treasonable er
rand. Hut I deny your right to ques
"I will answer for my right," laughed
the knight, looking round to catch the
anawering smile of bia retainer. "Do
, you not know that you pour priest, aa
you call yournolves, are under Inter
"I know the irm of the Interdict,"
eald Ralph coldly. "They give yon
no right to seize me on the king' high
way, or bring me here for till. mockery
"You will And It no mockery, my
mulnpert tir, if your answer do not
atisfy me. With what purpose did
"Show me your autholty to put the
"Oh, ho! we atand on nice term of
law, do we?"
"We do," aald Ralph.
The knight laughed mockingly.
"My authority la that I have you here,
and will keep yon here till you account
for yourself in satisfactory manner."
"That I authority undiaputable."
"I am glad your reverence admit o
much. Your reverence may be in a
mora teulgn temper a few day hence.
Meantime, we will conign you to audi
iKxir accommodation a our humble
castle ran furnish."
"In thi not a mean revenge for
knight of your prowee?" aaked Ralph,
in a (oiitumptuoua tone. - "I will not
bandy word with you. Are you afraid
to meet me man to man? '
"Man to man, braggart!" Sir Rich
ard' lare was contorted for an instant
"Remn.nlier, I am not your prisoner,
Will you dare to meet me alone, with'
out your rabble to save you from con
sequence beyond your own "atrongth to
'The knight gave a coarse, uneasy
laugh. "The priest la wondroua val
iant. Nay, nay, we have another way
of bringing such insolent clerk to or
tier. Mcholas, conduct hi reverence
to his lodgings."
Nicholas stared in mute inquiry,
pointing to the prisoner's leg.
"Have you. not tongue, doll?"
ahoiited the knight.
"Shall we bind bis leg?" asked
"No; we will leave him the use of
til leg. He may walk out If ha can."
But" began Nicholas.
"What means thl dog by his but?
Will you take htm away?"
Ralph followed his conductor with
out a word. A mad impulse to de
nounce the brutal tyrant, to spring at
him and tear him with hia teeth,
mounted for a moment to hla brain;
but he was still sufficiently master of
himself to keep it down. If all hope
was gone, if he . must bear whatever
came, butter bear it with foritude and
The lodging to which he waa con
ducted was the dungeon of the castle, a
dump ground floor, or cellar, on level
with the moat.
Ralph walked a pace into the dark
ness and stood still, while the door waa
locked and the creaking bolt shot into
their places. Hounds of coarse laughter
and retreating footstep came faintly
and more faintly through the thick
door, and then all was still still and
' dark as the grave. He moved back till
hia hands, ' still tied behind him,
touched the door, arid lot himself sink
down on the damp earth.
There was no bitterness in hi re
flections now. He frit like one en
tombed and at peace, sunk deep be
neath the wave after violent and
distracting storm, enfolded but not op
pressed by a great pall of restful sad
ness. He sat for a time as in a trance, and
then gradually hi thoughts began to
wander back over the event of his past
life. But memory 'brought back no
poignant foellngs. The event of the
last hour or two seemed aa remote and
passionless aa the event ot year ago
all separated from hi present life by a
dark, silent, Impassable wall.
Ue accepted hi lot with unqueatlon-1
f r a C 4S f ; E;
v tv UV IV Hv w ,,v V' Hk
ing faith iu the Eternal Justice. But
hi thought ran upon the stirring scene
irom whim) tne AU-oipoing power
nun wunnrawn tilm. Would men con
tinue to stumble on a they were doing.
crowding and struggling through their
several appointed courses? He had
vowed with other to proclaim to a
newness generation Christ's clear law
of service and elf-sacriflce: would they
triumph speedily? How many of them
would be erinittod to fail aa he had
done before tho great work wa sccom
plished? That it would be accom
plished In God' good time and way he
believed with high and loyal assurance;
but ah! how sad it wa to think of the
slowness of fulfilment, el the many
warm heart and fervent voice that
might never be gladdened bv the cer
tain consummation of their hopes! Bad,
loo, still more profoundly sad, to think
of the Iniquities of the world, and the
mystery of God' Indulgence of His
creature in the open defiance of His
8on' clear law.
England a he had known it passed
before him a in vision, and high
above the crowd of shifting figures he
aaw the (tern feature of hi master
Wycliffe, and heard a in a dream the
tone of hi strong, firm voice denounc
ing the sin of the follower of anti
christ, the pomp pf prelates, and the
sensual vanity of worldly clerk. That
voice took him back to the scene of hi
first diacipleshfp, and he sat once more
on lit bench In the lecture room, pen
in band and ink horn at hi girdle,
eager to catch words that thrilled in
the ear of youth. He sighed to think
of that enthurlasni now.
Scene after scene of hi past life slow
ly unfolded itself under the quickly
shifting finger of Momory, all touched
ith ineffable sadness. Hi life at
Cavondiidi Hall came back, and a keen
er thrill went through hla blood aa the
riling figure of the girl whom he had
worshipped flashed upon hi mental
vision out of the dark nous of the past
as vividly as if he saw her -with his
bodily eye. Hi whole being wa
flushed for a moment with wild rapt
ure, and he half started from the
ground. Rut he sank down again with
sigh, and saw the tweet vision re
treating, watched with a strange,' and
resignation a it brightness became
dimmer and dimmer in the distance,
making no effort to detain it.
For minute or two this tranquil
mood lasted, hi heart stirring under
ad memorie like a atrlnged instru
ment under a gentle, wandering hand.
Hut suddenly a harsher note was struck,
and jarring vibrations took the place of
soft music. What would become of
her? How would she fare if ehe fell I
again Into the hands of her brutal lord?
Thi wa a more disturbing thought
and he tried in vain to boat it back by
saying to himself that she wis safe in
her convent. Why should so fair life
have been marred by a union so revolt
Ing? A the thought took possession of
him, it brought back with it all the in
dignation and pity he had felt when
first he beard of the ill assorted match,
all the agitation in which he. had lived
through the preparation for it cele
bration. The shroud of resignation in
which he had lain before restfully, as
it charmed out of all desire to move,
waa rent roughly asunder, and he tried
in vain to retain his former mood. He
could not baniHh from his mind the
hideuo apparition of the ruffian
knight. It cam between him and his
visions of peace like some monstrous
harpy, blotting out the sun, fluttering
over him with its black wings, clutclv
ing at him with oeak and claw. The
question why God suffered such men to
live forced itself upon his thoughts,
and no satisfactory answer came to give
peace to his troubled soul. - For
moment he lost all (elf control, stamped
with insensate fury on the ground,
and struck at the door with his heel.
Wa it imagination, or did he really
bear in the farther corner of the dun'
goon, mingling with the heavy, niuflled
sounds of his violence, a faint cry like
suppressed scream? He caused, and
looked and listened Intently, striving
to control the wild beating of his heart.
He stamped again with all hia force,
but nothing wa audible except .the
He paused and listened, intently.
Not a soud was heard; he could hear
nothing but the violent beating of his
own heart. lie made another stop,
with expectation strained to the utmost.
The sound of hi foot fell dead; the
Hence waa otherwise unbroken. He
advanced his foot again, and brought it
down with a louder stamp. This time
the rustling was distinctly audible: it
sounded as if something were trying to
pass him by the wall on the right.
A horrible suspicion croi-aed his
mind, and filled him for an instant
with panic. He remembered Nicholas'
words "rats and other 'scratching
company." hat if he had been shut
np with some wild beast!
Abominable cruelties were practiced
on prisoner in those day. To Incar
cerate a man with a lenparJ or a tiger
wa not considered tco barbarous a
method of taking revenge on a hated
enemy. Hucn thing were done.
Ralph Hardelot had beard of them, and
the suspicion that this might be his
fate filled him with momentary horror
But it was only for a moment that
bis heart teemed to stop. Another mo
ment and he hurled himself with fierce
resolution at the spot from which the
rustling had proceeded. '
Ji encountered nothing bnl the
wall. He impinged on thi with hi
snoui'ler, having Instinctivoly turned
hia right side to the unknown danirer.
He could no longer doubt that there
wa some living thing in the cell with
him. A it rushed iwiftly out of hi
way ne nad almost touched it. and he
oould hear it taking refuge at the other
and of the coll. liut having only the
sound to guide hi judgment, be wa
utterly at a loss to divine what it wa
that fled from him.
"My God! , my God!" he cried
"would that my hand were free;" and
saying this, and trying with alt hi
might to break the cord, or wrench
his hands out of them, he advanced
again upon the mysterious companion
oi ma imprisonment.
The few ray of light that atruggled
through the crooked aperture revealed
no outline in the darkness of the don'
geou. Rut the creature had now sta
tioned itself at the tar end directly op
posite the light, and a Ralnh ad
vanced, straining hia vision to pene
trate the gloom, he became aware of
faint gleam from two eye in the dis
He wa now able to interpret the
you are human." he cried, in
voice strangely unlike hi own, "if you
are human, speak!"
No answer was returned.
"Hpeak!" be cried aguin, advancing.
i win know what yon are.'
It wa a woman' voice that anwer-
ed, but the tone were deep and menac
ing. "You dare not! I aca not
Then what are you? I will know."
He advanced another stop
I am a fiend! If you dare te come
nearer I will tear yon in pieces! Yes,
will tear yon in pieces!"
There waa a touch of frenzied terror in
the voice, which belied the ferocity of
the word; and there wa telltale
rustling too, as If the speaker were
shifting ground and preparing again to
"If you are a poor prisoner like my
self." said Ralph, in a voice new re
lieved from the distortion produced by
the darknes and exciting mystery of
the situation, "have no fear, I will not
harm you. Rut tell me who it I that
speaks to me? There Is something in
that voice that I should know. But it
cannot be! Oh, Ood, it can never be I'
"Ralph!" gasped the voice ont of the
darkness in an agony of astonishment.
Is it you?"
The answer was a groan. He (tag-
gored heavily against the wall
On, Ralph!? Is it youT I it you?
Oh, the horror of this place! Hpeak
again. I It you? Let me hear you
again 1. Where are yon? Let me come
to you, Ralph!"
"Clara, my darling," he half sobbed
In reply. "Ha heaven no pity? .It
cannot be that she is in hi power. It
is not possible. It is tome hideout
mockery ot her voice, tent here te tor
ture m. Cruelty ot belli bow can
God nffer it?
'Ralph, Ralph" the voice anwsered
"I am here, alas! In very truth. It is
no mockery. My love, where are you?
I cannot see you in thi horrible dark'
ness! Oh, let me come near you!
Ralph, speak again, where are yon?"
"Here," he answered, in a calmer
voice, making an effort to master the
oppresson of the despair forced upon
him by the frightful discovery that
Clara was hia companion lit captivity
The shock of the discovery, joined with
his knowledge ot hia own utter helpless
ness, was overwhelming at first. His
own fate he could ler with resigna
tion, but that she should be treated
with uch barbarous inhumanity tore
his heart with pity. And he was pow.
erless to help her.
(To t continued)
"I think papa is just aa mean a he
can be!" asserted the little one with
"Why?" asked her mother, la ur
"Oh. he can never toll anything
about the changes in the weather," waa
the reply,. "Why doesn't he get the
rheumatism, like Lucy Miler't father?"
Wstch th HumoriiL
"The features of 'the hntran face,"
said Mark Twain, the other day, "can
readily be compelled Into a kaledoscope
of contortions, running the gamut irom
the expression of intense delight to the
exnresison of excruciating agony. 100
will never wholly realize this, however,
until you have the opportunity of
watching a humorist in the throes ot
turning out a 'side splitter.' "
Seemed to Need It Mora.
"What are you doing here?" nld the
woman to the tramp that had got over
the wall just in time to eacape'the bull
"Madam," he said, with dignity,
I did intend to request somethin' to eat,
but all I now ask is that, in the interest
of humanity, you'll toed that dog."
In Dog Dsy.
"I notice you've got your summer
pants on," remarked the dog fancier.
"Yes," gas pea we exnausiea. terrier,
"buttheyr'e not loud; certainly not
as loud as some of this season' flan
'True. Nevertheless, what you need
is muzxlin." Philadelphia Pres.
Padrone In Philippine.
All employment of natives in the
Philippines in on the padrone system.
No American can walk out and Dire a
dozen Filipino to go to work for him ;
he must instead arrange with a "bosa"
and on a commission for so much labor.
This it the Philippine tubstitute tea
Preez Their Soups. '
Traveler in Eastern Siberia carry
soup in sacks. They are frozen solid
as stone and keep indeflntely. Milk
also i frozen and, sold by the pound.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
4 Compreheaslv Review of th Important
Happenings of th Part Week, Prctentcd
In a Candenjcd Form,' Which It Most
Likely t Prove ef Interut to Our Many
The senate i working on the oleo
An Alabama negro was lynched for
the assault of little white girl.
An agent of the Southern China reb
el lias arrived in thi country to buy
Governor General Wood, of Cuba, is
being talked of a a successor to Gen
An ex-premier of Japan say hi
country I not going to have any trouble
A Kansas postoffice robber ha been
captured on the Pacific coast after a
chase of over 5,000 miles.
The in ineworkers association of Penn
sylvania has issued an ultimatum, and
if it is not accepted by the mine owners
a repetition of the 1900 strike will oc
cur in the anthracite region.
A man ha been arrested in Wiscon
sin tor burglary who confesses that he
is an anarcbiflt and that he tied the
handkerchief over the hand of Czoleosz
just prior to the shooting of McKinley.
Cholera ha broken out at Manila.
A coal miners' strike in Virginia and
West Virginia is probable.
A hardware trust has been formed
with a capital of $30,000,000.
A combine is being formed in New
York which, if completed, will control
the entire nickel output of the world.
The new Chinese exclusion bill con
tains a clause which will prevent China
from participating in the Bt. Louis
The Canadian Pacific freight sheds at
Winnipeg were burned, together with
all freight records for the past 22 year.
The senate passed
the war revenue
The house ha passed the rivers and
President Roosevelt will retire
Mile in the near future.
The bill for the protection of the
president baa passed the senate.
The anthracite coal miners of Penn
sylvania have demanded an eight h"ur
Another delay in the ratification of
the Danish treaty by the Danish gov
ernment hit been brought about by the
Large holding in the Rock Island
have been purchased by the Harriman
interests and now that road will not be
extended to the coast.
An Inventory of Col lis P. Hunting
ton's estate shows it to be worth about
William J. Bryan celebrated his 42d
birthday by moving onto hi farm near
Anthracite coal miners of Pennsyl
vania are on the eve of another strike.
The trouble ia over the wage scale.
Governor Brady, of Alaska, has asked
congress to appropriate $100,000 with
which to represent Alaska at the Bt.
A resolution ha been Introduced in
the senate .thanking Rear Admiral
Kempff for refusing to join the allied
forces in the bombardment of the forts
It is understood that the president is
considering the appointment of ex-Senator
Wolcott, ot Colorado, to succeed
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock,
who will retire from the cabinet,
Fire on the Hoboken, N. J., water
front caused a loss of $1,000,000.
Ex-President Cleveland celebrated
his 66th birthday on the 18th inst.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Johnson has resigned onacconut of poor
Joseph H. Manley has been offered
the position of first assistant postmaster
lhe senate is working on the meas
ure for the protection of the president
King Edward has made arrangements
to feed 500,000 of the poor of London
during coronation week.
The state asylum for deaf and dumb
at Jackson, Miss., was totally destroyed
by fire. Los, $40,000.
Prince Henry ha landed on German
The senate ha passed the ship sub
The house is working on the rivers
and harbor bill.
In a collision at Milwaukee between
passenger train and street car 10 per
son were injured.
Governor Taft, testifying before the
house insular committee, denied reports
that Filipinos are cowardly.
The Pennsylvania management con
templates a new union station tor Chi
cago, to cost, with terminal facilities,
$10,000,000 to $15,000,000.
William Hoey, for many years' gen
eral superintendent of the Adams Ex
press Company, committed suicide at
New York while temporarily insane
ARMISTICE 18 IN . EFFECT.
No Fighting for Tim Between Britiih aad
Boert Negotiation Under Way.
London, March 26. The Daily
Chronicle thi morning assert that an
armistice ha been arranged pending
the duration of Schalkberger' mission
to General Dewet, and that offensive
operations against Dewet, Delarey and
Botha have been suspended. The three
generals have agreed to observe the
armistice honorably until the return of
the envoys to the Boer line. It is be
lieved, continue the Daily Chronicle,
that the envoys, after acquainting
Botha with the result of their mission.
will again confer with Lord Kitchener,
although no arrangement for a second
con fei once ha actually been made.
How Anuterdam Explains It,
Amsterdam, March 20. It la believed
in Boer circles here that the action of
Acting President Schalkberger i the
result oi a communication from the
Boer representatives in Europe, An
ex-member of the Transvaal govern
ment said tonight;
"Alter the exchange of the Dutch-
English notes a conference was called
for February 3. Thi conference was
attended by Mr. Kruger, Dr. Leyds and
tne delegates, and it was decided " to
send six emissarie to South Africa bv
different routes with, dispatches for
Steyn and Schalkberger. givinu them a
detailed account of the situation. One
of these agents ought to have arrived
about this time. Documents lately re
ceived from Schalkberger Indicated that
peace terms had been recently issued
by the leaders in South Africa, but the
leaders declared they could not accept
anything less than the terms demanded
at Middleburg by General Botha, Feb
ruary's, 1901, and especially the point
of complete amnesty for Cape rebels,
because the greater part of the com
mandos actually in arms are composed
oi (jape insurgents. "'
"The fact that the Boers in the field
are inclined to compromise their de
mands for absolute independence," .con.
tinued the speaker, "seems to be indi
cated by the plan Schalberger has out
lined for the government of industrial
centers. This consists of a British
board of administration, with propor
tional representation.",- . ,
PHILIPPINE MINERAL LANDS.
Senate Committee Agrees on plan for Theb
Washington, March 28. The senate
committee on the Philippines today
accepted the report of the subcommit
tee, consisting of Senator McComas,
Deitricb and Rawlins, appointed to pre
pare a plan for disposing of the mineral
lands -in the Philippine islands, and
prescribing the conditions of mining in
those islands, and the plans suggested
will be adopted as a subntitute for the
portion of Senator Lodge's bill dealing
with this subject.
The substitute adopts the British
American system of not permitting the
locator of a lode claim to go outside his
boundaries vertically extended. The
locator of a lode or vein is allowed to
enter a tract ot land 1,000 feet square
and he is required plainly to mark his
claim with posts. Kec ml of claims is
to be made with the secretary of the
province in which they may be located
Io one person is to be allowed to
make more than one location on the
same lode, and the surface land and the
timber are to be used only for the de
velopment of the lode. It is required
that not less than $100 worth of work
shall be done on a claim each year.
To secure a patent on a claim $500
worth of work must -be done.
Placer claim are to be limited to 20
acres of land for individuals, and 160
acres for associations, and authority is
given to enter petroleum or building
stone land under this provision. En
tries of coal lands to the extent of 1C0
acres are authorized.
Latest Reports Show An Increase In Imports
Washington, March 26. The insular
division of the war department has pre
pared for publication a comparative
statement showing tlie commerce of the
Philippine islands for the nine months
ended September 30, 1901, and 1900.
The total value of merchandise im
ported during the nine months ended
September 30, 1901, was $21,818,212,
against $17,187,991 for the correspond
ing period of 1900; and the exports of
merchandise amounted to $18,806,798,
against $17,883,200 for 1900. These
figures Bhow an increase of 27 per cent
for the imports and 6 per cent for the
exports during the nine months. Gold
and silver were imported during the
nine months of 1901, to the value of
$2,082,644, for the same period of 1900,
$2,363,291; exported during the 1901
period, $736,167; corresponding period
of 1900, $2,222,087.
The value of merchandise coming
from the United States for the nine
months ended September 30, 1901, was
$2,712,190, an increase of $1,140,218
over the corresponding period of 1900,
while the exports for the period of 1901
amounted to $2,737,059, an increase of
Trains Meet in a Fog.
Youngstown, O., March 26. In a
head-on collision between freight trains
this morning on the Pittsburg, Youngs
town & Ashtabula division of the Pitts
burg, Fort Wayne & Chicago road, four
men were killed and three injured.
The trains crashed together in a heavy
fog, completely wrecking both engines
and piling the cars up. The cause of
the wreck is not yet determined. The
engineers on both train state that they
bad orders to go ahead.
NEWS OF THE STATL
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PART8 OF OREGON. .
Commercial and Financial happening of La.
portancc A Brief Review of th Growth
and Improvement! of th Many Indtutrlc
Throughout Our thriving OmsMflwtabh
Uttst Market Report..
The Weston brickyard, the principal
industry of the town, has again re
The Columbia River Development
Uompanv, of Arlington, ha filed arti
cle of incorporation. Capital, $500,
The settler rates given by the rail
roads are bringing many new arrival
from the East daily, who are buying
homes in various part of the state. ,
The Baker City it Snake River rail
road, with headquarters at Baker City.
has filed article of incorporation. Its
object ia to build a railroad from Baker
City northeasterly to the mouth of
Squaw creek, on the Snake river. Cap
ital stock, $2,600,000. i
Regarding the recent decision of the
interior department vesting authority
to grant grazing permits in the Cascade
reseive in the ercutive committee of
the Oregon Woolgrowers' association,
satisfaction is generally expressed, and
the move was considered a judicious
one by the sheepmen who attended an
informal meeting of the association in
The Dalles last week.
Republican county conventions and
primaries were held in a number . of
counties Saturday. In the Second con
gressional district the fight between
Moody and Williamson was the chief
issue. Results seem to have left the
contest in as great doubt aa ever.
Moody appears to have the best of it in
Baker county, and Williamson in
Union. Wheeler and Gilliam are tor
Williamson and Sherman for Moody
Columbia county is said to be mostly
for the Wasco county man. Clatsop
will go for the man from Crook. For
governor, Geer has carried a number of
counties, and Furnish is in favor in
Eastern Oregon. In many of the more
important counties, however, the dele
gations are noncommittal.
Coca county Prohibitionist have
placed a ticket in the field.
The district convention of Christian
Endeavor societies of Lane and Douglua
counte will meet in Engene March 21
Of the 41 -delegate sent to the
Wheeler connty Republican convention,
23 are for Moody and 18 for William
The Polk county Prohibitionist will
hold a convention in Dalla April 5,
for the purpose of placing a full county
ticket in the field.
The board of directors of the Florence
school district have decided to extend
the school term one month, making
the closing of seven months of school
on April 18.
Continued heavy rain in Southern
Uregon have kept an abundant snnnh
of water in all the ditches, allowing the
hydraulic placer mining operation t
continue in full blast throughout the
Josephine mining district. It is esti
mated that the output will be 50 per
cent greater this year than in any sea
Wheat Walla Walla. 63Xffl64c
bluestem,66c; Valley, 6465c.
Barley Feed. $20(321.: brewing.
fzicszi.bu per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, tl.1531.22X:
Flour Beet grades. t2.80a3.40 per
oarrei; graham, $2.5002.80.
Millstuffs Bran. $18 per ton: mid
dlings, $20; aborts, $20; chop,
Hay Timothy. $12ai3: clover.
1 7.ou8; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, $1.1001.30
per, cental ; ordinary. 7080c per cen
tal, growers' prices jsweeta, $2.252.60
Buttei- Creamery, 26330c; dairy.
ieigzzjsc; store, I3ai6.
Eggs 14c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins. 13(3
134c; Young America, 14315c: fac
tory prices, ll)ic less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00(3
5.00; hens, $5.006.50 per dozen, 11
1Z4C per pound;springa.ll(311c per
pound. $34X per dozen ; ducks, $56
per dozen; turkeys, live. 12(313c.
dressed, 14 16c per pound; geese, $6X
(S i per dozen.
Mutton Grose, 4c per pound: dress
ed, 77Xc per pound.
Hogs Gross, 6c; dressed, GX7c
Veal 88X for small; 77X for
Beef Gross, cows, 3?i4c; steers,
44Xc; dressed, 6X7Xo per pound.
Hops 12 13c per pound.
Wool Valley, 13(3 16c; Eastern Ore
gon, 812Xc; mohair, 2121X per
About 32,000,000 ton of water roll
over the cliff at Niagara every hour.
It takes the constant labor of 60,000
people to make matches for the world.
From a twenty-year-old mulberry
tree 218 pounds of leaves can be
plucked yearly for feeding silkworms.
- Hop growing has so greatly Increased
in the United States that last year!
z-u,uvju pickers were employed to strip
72,000,000 bop vines. j
. REFORMERS BACK OF IT. -
Revolution la Souther China is Serious and
Victoria, B. C, March 25. Accord-'.
ing to the advices received by the two
Oriental inert which arrived here to
day, the reformers are at the back ot '
the big revolution in South China,'
which ia a widespread and terio-i
movement. Coincidental ly, reports
ceme from Kansu and Mongolia, in the
northwest, of outbreak fomented by
Tung Fu Hsien, an ex-Boxer, aided by
Mongolian prince. The Nang corre
spondent of the Shanghai Mercury says
that 10,000 rebels have massed at that
city to move on Kwang SI town.
, From Shanghai come new of excite
ment over the decision of Germany to
maintain her garrison there, which
means that France, Britain and Japan
will also be obliged to have garrison
there, and Shanghai will become aa in
ternational garrison town.
The Shanghai Mercury say that be
fore bis death. Li Hum Chans nrvwn -
dered full privileges to Russia in Man
churia, and the negotiations now going
en are said to be a blind to hoodwink
lival powers. The Mercury say that .
had Li not died, hia adhesion to Rna
ia policy would have involved China
in war. -
- Anxiety at Waihingtaa.
Washington, March 25 The situa
tion in Southern China a attracting the
anxiety of the state department offi
cials, who are in no mood to become
again involved in that quarter of th
world. The latest advice to the Henart.
ment from the seat of trouble were con
tained in a cablegram received here
from United State Consul McWade, at
Canton, dated March: 18, saying:
"Viceroy report rebellion in Kwang Si
almost crushed." Thi ia not borne
oot by the pre advice of later date,
hence the anxiety of the officii.
ChiiMM Rebel- Capture a Town,
Hong Kong, March 25. The rebels
have captured the prefectural town ot
Kan Chou, in the province of Kwant?
Tung, and have seized the arsenal and
granaries. The Mandarins of the garri
son fled and appealed to Canton for re
inforcements. The viceroy of Cantor.
replied that it was impossible further
to deplete the Canton garrison, and
urged General Ma to make the ntmmt
effort to put down the rebellion.
STRICKEN FROM THE BILL.
Houh Committee Rejects Clans Prohibiting ,
- employment ef UiiaM Sailors,
Washington, March 25. By an al
most unanimous vote the house com
mittee on foreign affairs struck out of
the Mitchell-Kahn Chinese exclusion
bill the paragraph prohibiting ships
flying the American flag from employ
ing Chinese sailors, under $2,000 pen
alty for each offente. This provision
has proved one of the chief sources ot
controversy over the bill The senator
and representatives ftom the Pacific
coa.-t states regard this provision as the
The main argument leading to ttrik
ing out the provision wa that the
American ships on th Pacific comiete
with Engli-h and Japanese lines, and
that the latter ships would Indirectly
receive a great advantage in continuing
the employment of Chinese at $7.60
per month, whereas the "American
ships would have to pav about $30 per
month for white sailors.
Representative Kahn. of California.
has talked with Speaker Henderson aa
to the exclusion bill when it reaches
the house, and it is understood that
while Mr. Kahn consider the sailor'
clause most important, he will not in
sist upon it to the extent of jeopardis
ing the entire exclusion measure.
Cholera in Manila.
Manila, March 25. The board of
health is making a strong effort to pre.
vent the spread of cholera. There have
been 16 cases and 15 death among the
natives in two days, and other natives
are suspecetd of having contracted the
disease. The importation of vegetable
matter from China is prohibited; in
spection camps are being established in
every district, and leaflets are pub
lished advising the people to boil their
drinking water before using it. Fi
nally, every one is nrged to co-operate
in the destruction of this' dangerous en
Will Ght Bozeman Library.
Bozeman, Mont.. March 24. Word
has been received from Andrew Carne
gie, who wili furnish Boaeman with
free public library, provided the city is
willing to support the institution at
not less than $1,500 a year. The
library i to cost $15,000.
Troops for Coronation.
New York, March 25. It i atated.
say a London dispatch to the Tribune,
that there will be 2,500 colonial troop
in London for the coronation. Practi
cally every colony will be represented.
Destroyer Barry Launched.
Philadelphia, March 25 The Barry,
tne third of the series of torpedo boat
destroyers which have been built lor
the United States government by Betie
Jk Levay, has been launched. Mis
Charlotte Barnes, a descendant of Com
modore Barry, after whom the craft is
named, chrixtened the boat. " The little
fighter had Bteara op when the launch-
ing toon place and took a short tpiq
down the Delaware river.