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ST. JJELENS, OREGON, FBIDAY, APRIL 11, 1902.
HALPII MARDCLOT'S MED1ATI0II
BY WILLIAM MINTO.
CHAPTER VIII Continued.
Juat a lie crossed the threshold, and
before he could see anything In the
atrrange light, Ralph leaped on him
with the rope, pawed the now over
liii head, and ran it tight ' upon hi
arm, pinioning them to hi ld before
be had recovered from hi surprise.
And he bad dragged the knight back
few pace Into the dungeon, and had
drawn the dagger from hi aide before
the retainer realized what waa going
forward. Every man In the caatle
there were about dotan ruffian In all,
picked men, of the name feather with
their mauler wa tramping down the
corkscrew atair to aee the fun, all at
their fans. Id high apirlta. well lined
with beer. The hug Nlcholaa came
next to bia master, and he waa lonng
ing lazily In, stooping to enter, when
uddtmly he heard auppreaaed oatha and
a hurried trampling and scuffling, and
aaw the knight 1n the graap of the prii
Ralph held the dagger to the knlghfi
'A atep and ! atrlkel" he ahouted to
the men at tne door. lie w in my
The fact waa obvlona. It waa a wild
arena under the torchilnht. the flame
leaping and the deep ahadowa quiver
In. The torch-bearer were open'
mouthed with aatonlehment, and atared
at their mauler mutely, Inquiring what
waa to be done, leaning forward aa if
thev would fain do aomethlng. The
fat and geatureof Nlcholaa In thedoor
way expressed the earn aurprla and
hesitation. Surly defiance aat on the
knight' foaturua; the practiced aoldler
had been taken unaware, but he had
a aelf-rellant look, aa if measuring the
aituatinn. For an InaUnt all toe Dg
urea were fixed In their attitude like a
irninn of Htutuarv.
"Hid them retire, or I atrike," aald
Reli.h. in a distinct, low voire. "All
but the tonh-bearera retire."
Clara, who atood in the ahadow be
hind Kalnh and the knight, drew
Hir K ! hard hesitated.
"Confirm my order or I will keep
n word." aald Kalnh.
"I iiueaal muat." growled the knlgh
at lent, with a forrod laugh. "There
ia no othr war. It la a clever trick,'
ha continued, in an easier voice, aa if
acquiescing. "I never aaw anything
more deftlv done. It reminds me of a
cauatel nrartlced by that worthy
knight" Then, auddenly breaking
off and changing hie voice, he ahouted,
"Look to th damsel!"
The ruae to far suoceeded. lie had
counted that Ralph would take hie eyea
off him for an luatant, and aa be apoae
he daahed hia ahoulder with all hia
force againat the youth, and, starting
forward, ferked himaelf out of hia
grsap. and matle for the door. Nlch
olaa aaw the maneuver, and launched
himaelf to moot lila matiter, and the
torch-bearera alao atarted to clone In
But Ralph had the advantage in
swiftness of movement. lie waa not
driven far by the puah, and he waa on
h eenemr aw n like lightning, and
caught him by the collar.
Still it aeemed aa if the odda were
too much tor him. Nlcholaa bad Juat
reached bl master, and waa a I moat
touching him, and one of the torch
bearera. converting hia torch into I
weapon, waa aiming a blow at Ralph'
But the next inatant, in the rapidly
ah If ting arene, ahowed complete
change in the balance of advantagea,
Ralph had jerked back the knight be
tween him and th torch bearer, and
the latter, on turning hia blow aaide to
avoid hitting hia maater, caught Men
olaa with the biasing pitch full in the
face. The giant threw hia banda on
hi face, and rolled on the floor, in
agony, yelling like a demon.
Then help came to Ralph at the aame
Inatant from an unexpected quarter
The audden movement bad paeaed be
fore Clara' eyea with electric abrupt'
nes. There waa no time to think
only a sens of the danger leaped to
her brain; Inatlnctively, wlthaory, ahe
ran forward, and, selling the rope with
which the knlght'a arma were pinioned,
pulled with all her might, tier Iron
aled tug came at an opportune moment
the knight waa staggering under the
arrant of Ralph' powerful arm, and it
brought him three pace back clear of
the men who had run to hia aaalatance.
Ralph, with the dagger at the
knight' throat, wa again maater of
Sir Richard aullenly ordered hia men
to withdraw. Only . one torchbearer
waa left by Ralph' directiona, and he
had to part with hi weapon. The
blinded giant wa led op stairs blas
phemlng. "It ia aome devil' magic," Sir Rich
ard aald. "But you do not get lightly
out of till castle, though I am in your
"If you move again by way of re
iatance," returned Ralph, "I will de
spatch you without further parley!"
"A you pleaae," he muttered, dog
gedly, "but you will not easily pass my
men and my gate." .
"Meantime, I will bind yon more
securely," and he proceeded, with the
aid of the other rope, to make hi pris
oner safe, hand and foot.
, But what waa to be ' done next?
What Sir Richard had laid waa perfect
ly true. It was not eaay to devise any
means of eerape from the castle. lie
could not trust Sir Richard' word that
they might depart in aafety, even if the
kninht had been willing to pledge it in
return for hia own life.
Sir Richard watched hia look of per
plexity with grim humor, recklese of
hia own fate. "It ia a hard knot, Hir
Clerk," he aald, with mocking laugh
"You are not free yet. 1 won't
pledge my word to let you go, not If
you had all the devil In hell at your
Ralph made no answer, but, taking
the torch from the attendant, motioned
him to retire.
"Do not fear, Clara," ha aald. We
have not gone ao far to fail at laat.
But we muat not take our next step
A he spoke, the eound of heavy
blowa on the outside wall above aeemed
to make the whole dungeon shake. A
minute afterwarda and the trapdoor
waa hurriedly lifted. A face appeared
at the opening. Its first look of eager
and determined Inquiry passed rapidly
into one of aatoniahment. -
"Is Ralph Ilardutot there?" asked a
voice from behind this apparition.
But before Ralph could anawer, the
trap door waa shut violently down, and
they beard th aounda of a struggle
overhead, and another aerie of knocks
that made the wall vibrate. While
Ralph and Clara atood looking at one
another In bewildered, mute inquiry,
there came a crash like thunder, and
then they could hear a confused and fu
rioua shouting, followed by a heavy and
Hurried tramping overhead aa of
crowd of men rushing into the castle.
Presently they heard footatap descend'
Ing the dungeon ataira.
But to explain what had happened
we muat go back to Simon d'Ypre and
We mentioned that Simon d'Yprea
and hia henchman Lawrence rode dll
ferent waya. We will follow Lawrence
for he waa more fortunate than hia
leader in hi search for help.
He and the apprentice rode down the
hill where they had been robbed till
they came opposite the church of
Wixoe; then turning to the right, they
made for Yeldham.
Aa-they entered the village they
heard the musical ring of a black
"We are In luck!" cried Lawrence,
trying to catch and hum the notes atruck
by the hammer.
They dismounted at the door, and
tying their aweating horse to ring in
the wall, entered the smithy.
' Give you goodday, Barnaby," aald
Lawrence, "I aee you are busy."
The brawny amith left the handle to
fall by it own weight, and tossed out
of hi ere the matted, curling brown
hair which grew low down on hia fore
head. "Never ao buay, meaaera," he
answered, "but I am willing to be
busier. What ia your pleasure?"
Lawrence made a gesture with his
forefinger over hia right ahoulder.
W e are going to the pageant."
"I am with you," returned the smith,
wiping hia brow aa he left the forge
and cams noarer. "But I had a mea-
aenger here only yesterday, who fixed
the day aome nine montha hence. He
told me to have my men in readiness
by midsummer next. There 1 no
change in our plana?"
"None that I know of," aald Law
renre. "But we nave been sent to get
your help In another matter." And he
proceeded to tell bow they had been
robbed by the knight of Sturmere, and
to aak whether it were possible to raise
the neighborhood and rescue Ralph
Hardelot. "Certain paper also have
been carried off," he added in conclud
ing the story, "which my maater wiahea
to recover, aa ha had a use for them at
Barnaby, the smith, heari him to
the end with grave, meditative air,
thenaaked: "But bow am I to know
that your maater ha authority to com
mand our service in thia matter?"
Lawrence drew from hia pocket a amall
silver coin about the aire of a groat,
with a crown on the obverse aide, and
on the reverse the letter C with the
figure ol a husbandman holding a
plough. "lie tend us in the name of
king and commons," said Lawronco,
holding out this token. .
The amith looked at it respectfully.
'Well," he said, after pondering for a
moment, "we might do something.
Hut Sturmere la a atrong caatle, and Sir
Richard Ratnham more than an ap
prentice In the art of defence."
i et you have seen atronger castles
taken in yout time, and stouter knights
Barnaby had teen foreign service in
the train of the neighboring lord of
Hedlngham Caatle, Thoma de Vere,
Earl of Oxford. "In the middle of the
'Hundred Years' War." a it la called.
there wa hardly a pariah in England
that did not contain aome such men of
experience, and they, were naturally
chosen aa local head In the great
organization of the commons, which
waa now being formed throughout the
'I have seen atronger caatlet taken
nd stouter knlghta foiled." he answer
ed, aiowly, "but the assault waa atrong,
and akilful also. Our men are willing
enough, but they have neither force nor
skill to tackle high wall and iron gates
witn armed men behind them."
"Then you think it hopeless?"
"No, I do not. We will do what we
can, and It will ahow u what wa can
do. Besides, we may get help."
From what quarter?" asked Law
rence, whose spirit had been rather
lowered by the experienced eoldier'a
reception of the enterprise.
lner la a band of men here iron)
the priory of Dartford after thia aam
Richard Rainham. It seema ha ha
stolen a novice from the priory, and
they arrived here thia morning in pur
suit. They rested here when they
found he waa several hour ahead of
them, and I know not whether they
have stomach to go farther. But I will
take you to them. I know aomethlng
of their leader. I knew him in France.
If they turn back, it will not be his
The leader of the party of rescue waa
a man whom circumstance forced Into
leading position in the trouble that
ensued, but at that time, aome nine
montha before the great rising, he wa
little known outside the valley ef the
Darent, and the little town on th
Thame where he practiced the trade of
a tiler. .
He waa engaged with hi men on
one of the roof of the priory when
Clara Koo wa carried off.
He had saved her father' life in the
battle of Narvarella, and sometime
afterward had received valuable service
In return, the aggressor at thi time be
In Sir Richard Rainham. Thu it hap
pened that when be aaw the daughter of
ma comrade and friend carried oft by
man he had no cause to remember with
good will, he had a double motive for
action, and wa not a man to easily de
sist once he had taken thing in hand.
With the eight or ten men on guard at
the priory, he had atarted in pursuit of
itainnam and hi party, bat bad
learned on reaching the smithy that
Rainham had undoubtedly reached hia
caatle, and they had (topped U rest
and debate what further atepe they
When Simon d'Yprea' lieutenant
Lawrence arrived at Yeldham. they
were still resting themselves and their
boraea, undecided In their plan, bnt
disposed to regard any further attempt
Wat the Tiler had urged them in the
morning to ride up with him to Stur
mere and reconnoitre on the chance of
getting some aurpriee advantage; bnt
Die excitement of the cbase had died
out, they pleaded the fatigue of their
horses, and left him to make the expe
dition by himself.
He had seen Rainham and hia men
ride out, and had come back inwardly
fretting over an opportunity misted.
But he wa a silent, selfcontained aian;
be did not abuse the party for their
aupinenesa, but put them to shame
with the simple aphorism, uttered with
Stoic resignation, "In war it ia better
alwav to be on the move: you never
know when a chance may come."
He had returned to Yeldham only
few minutes in advance of Lawrence,
and when that emissary was introduced,
he wa seated at the table of the hostel
ry among the priory retainer, dram
ming abstractedly with hia fingers.
He had juat told what he had seen,
winding up with the above aphorism,
and they looked rather crestfallen.
"More newa about Sir Richard," aaid
the amith, introducing Lawrence, who
at once proceeded to explain the pur
pose of hia coming, and to beg .them to
lend their aid in an attack on Slur-
mere, if he and the amith could raise
the neighboring villages.
ou muat be green in war." said
Tiler, "to dream of taking a caatle like
Sturmere with a ruah of half-armed and
"Juat what I told him!" cried Bar
naby, tbe smith.
nut, summered Lawrence, "we
have aome trained men within call,
like Barnaby here, and we counted on
your assistance. There are not above
a dozen men In Sturmere." '
A dozen women," Tiler answered
lightly, "with such gate and wall
would be mora than enough to keep us
all at bay. But," he added, after
musing a little, while Lawrence looked
at him in diamay, "we have no time to
waato. Can you gather your trained
men by the cross-road at Wixoe two
hour before midnight? Bring a many
of the rabble a you like if you can
keep themquiot till the word is given."
And will you attempt the caatle?"
cried Lawrence, Joyfully.
"Uarnaby and I will try to let you
in," anawered Tiler. But the assembly
must be In silence. If any begin to
hoot and shout we may as well go back
home. Let every man know this and
take an oath to be silent. An oath,
mark you! and to be as still as a prowl
lug cat, for it is often harder to keep
the tongue quiet than to keep the heart
firm and true."
(To be continued.)
Exptrlment Not Successful.
It is related of King Charles IX, of
France that, having suspected one of
hia cooks of stealing two silver spoons,
he resolved to try the effect of bezoar,
which at that time was highly recom
mended as an antidote to poisons. So,
thinking a good opportunity had ar
rived for testing its properties, his
majesty administered to the nnfortu
nate cook first a large dose of corrosive
sublimate and then a dot-e of the reput
ed antidote; but the unlucky man fell a
victim to the experiment and died, in
great agony in seven hours, in spite of
other efforts to save him.
Toe Much for th Cobra.
Recently (aays an Indiana paper) a
large crowd, composod chiefly of Kam-
atis, assembled at Versnrpaiidy to offer
gift of fruit and pour libations of
milk into the hole of a sacred cobra.
This is an unusual ceremony, and is
called "Nagala Chowty," or the snake-
feeding ceremony.- Such a quantity of
milk was poured down that the cobra,
to escape drowning, darted from its
hiding place, scattering its devotees.
and took refuge in bush close at band.
We do not speak the English language
in the way In which it is spoken by
the people of England. We have great
ly changed, enlarged and perhaps Im
proved it in our usual progressive
way. The wonder lies in the notion of
Englishmen that their way of speaking
th language is the only way and that
our way is wrong
jiVENTtS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprehensive Review ef tht bnportat
rUppeaktgi ef the Past Week, Presented
In a Coadenaed Perm, Which b Meat
likely i Prey ef latere to Oar Many
Tbeahahof Persia will visit Emperor
The house has passed the Chinese
Venezuela rebols are gaining ground
and the government ia in a bad way.
Striking miner in Pennaylvanla
nave rejected the offer of the mineown
A third attempt has been made to
assassinate the Moscow prefect of
The war revenue repeal bill has been
passed by the house and gone to the
A new verse to "God Save the King"
has been written for tbe coronation
ceremonies of King Edward.
Although the administration regards
the Chinese exclusion bill as too dras
tic, it will place no opposition in its
The St. Lnol fair may be postponed
Cecil Rhodes' fortune amounts to
President Diaz, of Mexico, is plan
ning a visit to tbe United State this
Three men were killed and seven
wounded in an attempt to arrest an
The battleship Wisconsin is at San
Francisco after a viait to Samoa, Hon
olulu and a number of South American
Mia Ellen M. Stone ha signed a
contract for a series of 100 lecture, to
be given in the principal cities of tbe
The bill providing a form of govern
ment for the Philippinea will follow the
Chinese exclusion bill in the senate.
After that the canal measure will be
The house haa begun tha considera
tion of the exclusion bill.
Mitchell made the opening speech ia
the senate on tha Chines exclusion
The last quarter' import to th
United States from all
German t '
amounted to $23,786,094,
In an all day fight between part ol
General Kitchener' forces and the
force of General Delarey and Kemp,
the Boer were repulsed. The loa wa
heavy on both aidea.
Tbe bulk of Cecil Rhode' property
ia left for education. It provides two
American scholarship at Oxford to
each of the present states and territories
of the United State.
The senate haa passed the oleomar
The house haa passed tbe sundry
oivil appropriation bill.
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock
will noon retire from the cabinet.
Abner McKinley denies that he tin
connected with the Danish West Indies
Twelve hotels and many ama ler
buildinga were burned at Atlantic City,
N. J. Loss, $ 750,000.
It is hardly probable that the bill
admitting Oklahoma, Arizona and New
Mexico will be passed by the present
session of congress.
The president haa appointed Brig
adier General Hughes a major general
and Colonels Burt, De Russy and Sher
idan to be brigadier generals.
Six persons were burned to death in
a fire at Johnstown, Pa.
The senate will vote on the oleomar
garine bill in a few days.
The Northern Pacific blockade in
North Dakota ia being raised
The senate considered the Danish
purchase scandal in secret seesion.
Sixty thousand Chinese are ia
bell Ion in southern China provinces
The German emperor's American
built yacht Meteor III ha aailed for
Acting President Sohalkburger will
meet the Boer leader soon and disease
Republicans and Democrat each
gained one alderman in the Chicago
oity election. .
The transport Sheridan has aailed
from San Francisco for Manila with
1,285 soldiers ef the Twenty-ninth in
Flood stloation in Mississippi is
again becoming serious.
Twenty-two men were'killed In aa
explosion in a Tennessee coal mine.
Joshua Wllbour, United States consul
at Dublin, Ireland, died at Rutherford,
The postoffiee department has (topped
the fraudulent scheme of a (wind ler
who advertised a way to open cash
registers without keys.
Mrs. Catherine Soffel, wife , of the
Pittbsburg warden, baa been indicted
on three counts, charged with aiding
the Biddies teSeseap flora jail January
I8THMIAN CANAL RIQHT8.
Nicaragua and Casts Rica Negotiating with
Wellington, April It 1 under
stood that Mr. Core, the Nicaragua
minister here, ha forwarded to hia
government a proposition a to the
price the United State would be likely
to pay for Nicaragua canal right, tbe
proposition having been ubmitted to
tbe minister by Secretary Hay. Secre
tary Hay's proposition is said to be in
thejiature of counter proposal to that
set out In the canal, protocol drafted by
United States Minister Merry last year.
Mr. Cores, for Nicaragua, and Minister
Calvo, for Costa Rica, have decided to
do away with the protocol stage in their
negotiations regarding a canal, and are
pieparing drafts of treaties which will
embody the terms under which their
respective governments will cede the
necessary canal rights. These treaty
drafts are expected to be complete by
the end of the current week. By that
time Mr. Cores expect to receive his
final instructions from his government,
including the decision respecting Secre
tary Hay's proposal.
The eituation aa to Colombia is pre
cisely the reverse to that as to Nica
ragua, as in the former case the United
States government has before it defin
ite proposal from Colombia and is con'
sidering it with some indication of a
purpose to suggest desirable amend'
PA8SES THE 8ENATE.
Mitchcira Uad Bin for Repaying Ctrttia
Washington, April 9. Senator
Mitchell today called np and paseed his
double minimum land bill. Tbe bill
aa passed provides that where borne-
stead timber culture, desert land or
other entries of public lands are or
have been cancelled or relinquished be
cause of conflict, or where the entry bas
erroneously been allowed and cannot be
confirmed, tbe secretary of the interior
shall repay to the entryman all fees,
commissions, purchase money and ex
cesses paid upon tbe same when such
entry is duly cancelled by tbe depart
In case where parties hvae paid
double minimum price for land, which
baa afterwarda been found not to be
within the limits of a railroad grant.
or within the limits of any portion of a
Rr,ul wnicn may oe lonmieu iur laiiure
to construct that portion ot tbe railroad
in aid of which the grant waa made,
the excess of 11.25 an acre shall be re
paid to entrymen. Claim for repay'
ment to be valid must be filed within
BIG IRRIGATION QUESTION.
May Colorado Take Water That Would Flew
Washington, April 9. Th United
States supreme court, in an opinion de
livered by Chief Justice Fuller today,
overruled the demurrer of the state of
Colorado in the oaee of the state of
Kansas vs. the state of Colorado.
The case involves tbe right of Colo
rado to appropriate for purposes of ir
rigation the waters of the Arkansas
river, which Kansas sought by an orig
inal action to restrain on the ground
that the stream flows through Kansas
and the people of tbe latter state are
injured by such an appropriation of the
water. The chief justice said that the
case ia one in which the court can prop
erly assume jurisdiction. He said also
that the action of the court in overrul
ing the demurrer was intended to be
without prejudice, but was taken be
cause the importance of the cate was
such that it should not be decided with
out full proof on the questions set up in
the allegations ot damage made by tbe
state of Kansas.
COLORADO BANK ROBBED.
Explosions Attract Citizens, But the Robbers
Escape Two Suspect Arrested.
Pueblo, Colo., April 0. The Bank
of Fowler, at Fowler, Colo., 25 niles
east of this city, wa robbed of tl,100
by safe blowers at 2 o'clock this morn
ing. Several charges of nitro glycerin
were exploded to open the safe and the
cash box. Citizens were aroused by
the explosions and fired several shots
at four men who were seen running
away, but the robbers succeeded in es
caping. News of the robbery waa tele
phoned to neighboring towns. Two
men who boarded the Santa Fe train at
Nepesta, seven mile west of Fowler,
this morning were arrested as suspects.
In their possession were found 1388
and several coins. Bloodhonnda have
been sent to Fowler to trail the robbers.
Casualties of the Boers,
London, April 9. Lord Kitchener
reports that the Boer casualties during
the engagements of March 31 and April
1 were, at the lowest estimate, 30 men
killed and 80 wounded. Commandant
Erasmus was killed near Boshof .
Decreue of Trade In Great Britain.
London, April 9. The board of trade
returns for Aiarcn snow tne remarkable Mrs. John McGinnis, wbos two chil- is 1,000 atrong and Is now doing garn
docreaae of 5,528,195 pounda in imports jdren were killed by sower gas and her .son duty in Halifax. The offer waa
and 2,804,056 pounds in exports. own health iaapairod. I cabled t th British war offle.
NEWS OP THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTERE8T FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
CeaMBcrciaf and Financial 11 appoints ef ha.
porta A Brief Review af the Growth
seal Impfevemeajta ef the Masy taduabiaa
Throughout Oar thriving CaaweawieHti
The Polk county Mohair Association
has sold its pool of 36,000 pounds at 25
cents per pound.
Mra. Eliza Jane Wrisley, an Oregon
pioneer of 1852, has passed away at bar
borne in Medlord. Deceased waa bora
City elections were held In many
town throughout the atate thi week.
Party line were observed in but very
A railroad is to be built in Southern
Oregon from Grants Pass to Crescent
City. It will be known as the Oregon
4 Pacific Railway.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ackerman states that after six months
of use the new Oregon text books have
Tbe fishing season on the Columbia
river opens April 16. The prospect
are more favorable for a large pack than
at thia time last year.
March customs receipt at Portland
were $77,212.99. The larger part of
these receipts were from duties paid on
inward cargoes from the Orient.
The Columbia: River Fishermen's
Protective Union, at a meeting in
Astoria, fixed the price of salmon for
the coming season aa follows: Mx
cents per pound for fish weighing 26
pounds or over, and 6 cent for
smaller fish. No price for steelheada
or bluebacks wa. mentioned.
The Willamette Pulp 4 Paper Com
pany, whicb employs over ouu men in
Oregon City, has made a voluntary ad
vance in the wages of about 300 Of its
employes. All tbe men who have been
receiving 1 1.50 per day will in future
get f 1.76, and all of the $1.75 per day
men will get an advance of 10 per cent,
' Salem has taken the preliminary
steps to installation of city light plant.
The farmers' co-operative telephone
line from Echo to Pendleton will be
completed about May 1.
About half the telephones in Oregon
City are out of business as the result of
a live electric light .wire dropping
The receipts of state land office for
March were $39,885.44, or the largest
amount received by the present clerk
for any one month.
A contract for 12,000 pounds of the
1902 hop crop is tbe top record in eon-
tracts at Salem. Quite a number are
reported at 12 cents.
Marion Cunningham, aa Oregon
pioneer of 1853, and one of the most
prominent citizens of Harriabnrg, haa
paseed away, aged 69 years.
The clam cannery at Skips non has
started np for the season and will be
kept in operation until late in the fall,
packing about 60 cases per day. Indi
cations are that the clama on Clatsop
beach are as pleuiful aa ever before, if
not more so.
Wheat Walla Walla, 64c; bluestem.
86c; Valley, 465c.
- Barley Feed, $20 21.; brewing,
$21(321.60 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.15(9 1.2 JK;
gray, 1 1.10(91.20.
Floor Best grade, $2.80(33.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60(82.80.
Millstufis Bran, $16 per ton; mid
dlings, $20; short, $20; chop,
Hay Timothy, $12(313; clover.
$7.60(38; Oregon wild hay, $5g6 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, $1.10(31.28
per cental; ordinary, 70(9 80c. per cen
tal; Early Rose, $1.25(3150 per cen
tal, growers' prices jeweeta, $2.26(32.60
Butter Creamery, 23 X (5 28c; dairy,
1820c; store, 13915c.
Eggs 18 14c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13(3
134c; Young America, 14(9 16c: fac
tory prices," 11 He less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50(3
4.50; hens, $4.60(96.50 per dosea, l
per pound;prings,ll(911Kc per
pound. $3 4 per dozen; ducks, $5(37
per dozen; turkeys, live, 12(3 13c,
dressed, 14(3 16c per pound; geese, $6K
(97 per doaea.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound; dress
ed, 7 7 Mc per ponnd.
Hogs Gross, 6?4c; dreeeed, fiftAc
Veal 88X for small; 7(3 7 X for
Beef Gross, cows, 84e; ' steers,
4(340; dressed, 8)497e per ponnd.
Hops 12(3 13c per pound.
Wool Valley, 13(916c; Eastern Ore
gon, 8S12Xc; mohair, 21A21H per
A health resort for Invalid soldiers of
the regular army ia to be established at
Fort Niobrara, in Nebraska.
Overland limited trains are to be
provided with telephone service while
standing in depots at Chicago; Omaha
and San Francisco.
The owner of a Chicago tenement '
haa been sued fo $25,000 damage by
STANDS QAVE WAY.
rive Spectators Killed and Many Injured at
a Football Gams at Oaigow.
Glasgow, Aprils. Tha struggle ef
the crowd which gathered at Ibrox
park today to witness the laat interna
tional aasoeiatiea football eateet be
tween toanas from Bnglaad and Seet
iand eansed the collapse of portion at
tha spectators' terraoee, resulting ia
the death of five parsons and the In
jury ol 12S.
When the game begun 70,000 spec
tators were en , th ground and sajnv
taenss crowd, had gathered outside.
Being unable to gala admittance, thia
crowd broke down some of th barriers
and swarmed upon the field, whereupon
the polio charged and drove the in
truders upon the terrace and seats.
with the result that the railing divid
ing the crowd were broken and the
people were thrown over each other.
Ia the frantic (truggle toward the exits
the pressure toward the upper portion
of the westerly terrace waa so great that
leec of tbe highest of the strncture
collapsed under tbe weight of the crowd
driven upon it. precipitating the mass
of people to tbe ground, 60 feet below.
The injured were ailed in hearai.
wedged in with broken wood.
The onlookers hesitated toannroach
the dangling structure at firot. out fin
ally began to ntilize portion of the
broken barrier a stretchers. A hun
dred of the most rerionsly injured were
carried to tbe pavilion and to spaces in
the rear of tbe atanda. A maioritv of
th victim are suffering from broken
rib and fractured limb, while some
auatained internal injuries. Thorn
meat severely injured aere later re
moved in ambulance to infirmarie,
and the lesser sufferers were sent ia
cabs to surgeries. Six of the Injured
are not likely to recover. A few per
son were trampled upon in trying to
eape from the -rush when the police
charged, but most of the victims sus
tained their injuries ia the fall of tbe
THE DANISH TREATY.
Undsmiag CoBtiaue thr Debate
Copenhagen, April 8 The lands
thing, or npper hone, in secret session
today continued the di suasion of the
Danish West Indies treaty for three
honra with no renlt. Tbe debate was
heated, and mucb excitement prevailed
among tbe members. It ia hoped that
the meeting of the landsthing tomorrow
will enable th house to report its eon-
A meeting of the member ef th op
position in the landsthing was held to
night and an exciting debate occurred.
A majority of those present declared
themselves in favor of tbe sale of th
islands, but demanded that a plebeeoite
Tbe opposition press 1 engaged in a
violent agitation against the govern
ment. The National Tidenge today an
nounces that the right party of the
landsthing is now in favor of tha ces
sion of the islands to the United States,
If the consent of the inhabitant of th
islands is obtained.
ANOTHER ROYAL GUEST.
Th Prince of Wale May be Next to Visit th
Uaited State. .
New York, Aprii 8. High diplo
matic circles here are discussing plans,
believed to be far advanced, for a visit
by the Prince of Walee to tbe United
States, says the London correspondent
of the Times. The administration at
Washingon is officially forwarding th
proposal for the visit, which, it ia un
derstood, receives the personal sanction
of King Edward, some of whose coun
sellors urge the acceptance of the invi
tation aa a matter of astute state pol
icy. Emperor William is considering
an invitation to send tbe crown prince
of Germany to America at tbe same
time, and France is expected to send a
Has Designs en Tripoli.
London, April 8. A dispatch to th
Exchange Telegraph Companv from
Constantinople announces that the ports
has filed with the Italian ambassador
a complaint, charging that Italian fish
ermen are extensively engaged In land
ing guns on tbe coact of Tripoli and
that Italian officers in disguise are em
ployed on board sponge boats in taking
soundings and observations.
The Trans-Siberian railway gives the
cheapest rates in the world. It is pos
sible to buy an emigrant's ticket, cov
ering 6,000 miles nearly three week'
journey for about $3.
This year's record in the United
States of I -at from fire will be about
$170,000,000. It is estimated that tbe
loss In 26 years has been $2,890,000,
000, of which $17,000,000,000 waa cov
ered by insurance.
The expenses of the legislative branch
of the federal government are $9,600,
000 a year, and of the department of
justice $5,000,000. The expenaea of
th Diatrict of Columbia, paid for by
th federal government, are $7,000,000
Halifax, N. S., April 8. The Royal
Canadian regiment of infantry has tol
nn tee red for services in South Africa..
The offer was made today by Colonel
White, the commander of the regiment,
to the acting general, Colonel Biscoe,
who Is in command of th British
forces in North America. Thereeiuiei t