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THE DWU liAItllt-IITO
Published every evening except Sun
day. Office: 232 Second street, Cor
tk portoffice at Corvallisi Oregon, under
Much S. 1879. r
. SUBSCRIPTION ItATES
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$1500, and larger acreages have
yielded a net profit of from $700 !
to $1000 per acre. All of which
points to the wonderful possibili
ties ahead of Benton county.
Already it has' been demon-
I strated that Benton soil will pro-
Z Enter! as second-class matter July 2, 1909, 'at j aDT)leS. DeacheS, PearS and
.hffin t rnmllk Oretron. under act 01 . .
prunes equal in every respect to
the best grown eisewnere.
is even claimed, after expert
test, that certain varieties of the
fruits named grow here to great
er size and -with better flavor
than the same varieties attain
elsewhere. Be that as it may.
very fine fruit is produced here
each year in small quantity. The
county has hundreds of acres
of soil capable of producing
such, fruit, and recently com
panies to develop much of the
'fruit land have been ;organized.
It is hardly probable that '"these;
I great commercial orchards will
Kntand aa second-class matter August 5, 1909. i sirnA
tth.po.toffice at Corvallia. Oregon, under act of j retUm a net prOIll, UJ. XOW F i
j acres, but it is reasonaDiy certain
; that they will produce a net pro
fit .'of $300 to $1000 per acre.
f f ILil 11UUU1CUO VX CVl VkJ av n f-vt
ducing -less that $100 gross per
year developed to a point where .
the net profit.is treble and quad
THE WEEKLY, GEOTE-JIIiaES
Published Every 'Friday
One year, in advance...,
8iz moths, in advance-....
START OF COOK
An interesting sidelight on the
Cook-Peary Tolar cohtfoversey
has been given by a Philadel-
phian visiting; Portland recently.
According . to .this .informant,
there has been , bad .blood .not
March , 1879.
In ordering changes of address, sub
scribers should always give old as well as
DISCOVERY OF NORTH POLE.
: ? . . ' - " -
Sir Robert Ball Telia What the Feat
Means to the World.
Sir Eobert Ball former astronomer
of the Royal observatory at Cambridge
university. In Cambridge, England, one
of the most distinguished scientists in
England, commenting on the discov
ery of the. north pole, said the other
"Two questions being asked all over
the civilized world today arer First,
why does any one want to go to the
north pole? Second, how does he know
when he's there?
"To answer the 'second question
first, the mariner who finds his lau-
tnfle in the northern hemisphere to be
only between " Peary and Cook, 00 degrees knows he can be nowhere
but also between Peary imd than at the north pole. I he as-
trdnomer Will tell you that to any one
John H. Bradley, Who fitted OUt standing at -the north pole the sun
the Cook expedition.
xl la wcii jiiiuwn cuiiuiig mitigated only by a little twuignt at
Pennsvlvania newspapermen, the beginning and end of a period of
1Vio- awful -gloom. Droaen Dy occasional
reary ana uramey are not on The bole is truly a unique spot on
friendly terms ahd that' this feel- the globe. Cook; standing1 there, faced
ir.tr Vina Pvif si rhpv werfi due south whichever way ne tooaeo.
rf I tr. nr.. enmo thlrtoon miles nearer
boys. Peary and Bradley were tne center of the earth than if he stood
born and raised within '. twelve -at the equator. fHts' weight was great-
"T HAVE COME
"Witnesses Will Prove It,"
Asserts Dr. Cook In His
First Public Statement on
His Arrival at Mew York.
Will Meet Any Charges. . .
FROM THE POLE"
His Records and Memo- ,
randa When Finished Will
Be Sent First of All to
Copenhagen University For
Examination. Says Explorer.
WILL await -events," was Dr.
Frederick A. Cook's first words
to the reporters as he approach
ed New york and the triumphal
popular reception that awaited him
"When- my material has been got to
gether and put Into shape it will be
submitted la the first instance to the
University of Copenhagen. After that
it -will be laid before the geographical
societies of the world, I -will not con
sent' to 'submit "any" fragmentary por
tions of my observations or of my rec
ords to any one.
"The report and all the data con
nected with my' trip must be examined
In their entirety,. together with my In
struments, some of which I have in my
possession now and others of which
are on their way to America.
"ITiafe' given to the public a concise
obtaining a vessel to bring them this
year. :- Every effort has been made to
secure one, and if at all possible they
will be in New York this year. That
they will come is certain, and" I intend. " "
to give them a year in America.' They ( ,
will be open to any kind of examinations
and win be ready to reply to any ques-
tlons. ..-. :" ' ' ' v -
. "Knud Rasmussen also will be re
quested to come over to New York a
soon as he lands in Denmark." '
Dr. Cook said all his thermometrical
observations were in Fahrenheit and
not centigrade, as printed. (
Delicate Data With Whitney.
"Have you your notes and data wlthi
you?" he was .asked. '
"Then what matter does Mr. Whit
Mr. Whitney has my instruments: .
I D UAADC
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Business Mgr, ruu tX
! comuijj inuj net uwu. ii inajr
hard for some to understand, but
the time is certainly coming
when Benton county will be a
fruit center with large acreages
producing dollars where they do
not now produce pennies. The
THE PRESIDENT-W. H. TAFT.
It is to be regretted that every
Individual' in the state ' can not
Bee the 'President on his trip Hood river Jjogue river, Yakima
through Oregon. The head of ' and Wenathchee fruit sections,
any great nation is necessarily a with much less than Benton has
man of niore importance than! to start with, have fceen devel
most, and the tendency is to set " wed in the past ten years. Ben-
, . . , ., ; ton county can do much more m
him upon a -pedestal and make :i-s;time 0I1Ce the ball is set
the ' ordinary human worship rolling and the start is ' to be
from afar. ' To see the chief of- made this fall by the planting of
ficial, to hbte with the eye that 1000 acres by three 'different
he is real ' flesh and blood, with companies. There is reason for
appearance, speech and' feelings
.f , . T 'ton county 'to be of good Cheer.
like that of other mortals, is ever ; . t.-.
helpful in creating, conscience pi ir
and in uniting the 'people in love J" JpjQ
tor tne government wmcn xne
President represents. When at
least a part of "the government"
is not visible to the eye occasion
: ally, the populace has a tendency
to regard Washington city as a
circled around and around his horizon.
ttffle tetar stood directly over his
head;' - -
"The' gain to knowledge from Dr.
Cook's discovery Is inestimable. , There
still is much to learn of tides, currents
and the ocean. Meteorologists nave a
Monroe, Sept. 30. Miss Golda
a dislike for Peary.
"When Cook went with Peary,
Mrs. reary insisted on accom
panying 'her' husband. This
necessitated separate - 'quarters
and "practically a double equip'
ment, an arrangement which
dissatisfied Cook. It was on
this trip that the Peary baby
was born. On this ' trip Cook
got the idea of finding the Pole
Evidently some one who knew
the feeling existing between
Peary and Bradley introduced
Cook to the latter. Bradley is a
millionaire who is interested' in
all the 'sports of the ''Atlantic
coast and is an all-around sportS'
man. When Cook outlined his
! plan for finding the Pole :and
home last i beating Peary to it, ; Bradley
higUest Importance justifying an er
forts to discover the pole. Many scien
tists believe the ' arctic regions have
borne'atcertaln times in the mighty
history of oxir globe -a very. - different
aspect from that which they show
now. ' The ice and snow, ' which have
Dreserved the " mystery of the poles,
probably have not existed continuously
throughout the ages. ;
"It is' believed that in the course of
eeoloeical time the regions around the
poles have more than once enjoyed a
temperate : climate, permitting nigniy
organized' animals and "delicate plants
to flourish. -If specimens of rocks con
taining the -remains of fossil animals
and plants have -been brought home
their scientific value "could not be ex
aggerated. Thus and thus only could a
verygreat chapter ; in ' the history of
the earth be completed.' Until the poles
are v explored man's knowledge' of his
dwelling place will be sadly defec
tive." . ; -
NEW WAY TO CURE TOBACCO. I
necessary, and, -as-a matter enact, no
further specific evidences of my claim
have been called 'for from any side.
It has never been customary hitherto
for explorers to make their full rec
ords public In such haste. As a rule,
scientific societies are not remarkable-,
for 'their rapidity in coming to 'con
clusions, and they are usually content
to wait until complete data' "are com
piled. - ' ' ' -
"Daagaard-Jensen, Inspector of Dan
ish North Greenland, ; after hearing
Rasmussen and talking "with Governor
Kraul of Wpernavik, who has seen and
read the entire record, "telegraphed to
the Danish government in Copenhagen
his assurance of the- truth of mjr dec-
miles '6f each"r6ther lh Carbrla er than'anywhere else on-the surface j account of my Journey similar to that and some delicate data. Mr. Whitney1
county. Bradley belonged to
the Democratic wing, which was of the heavens.' around which all stars 3 For the present no other details are
opposing the Republican control
of the county and the Democrats, beiow his horizon and would' be visi
despite the strong Republican bie throughout the ix months of night
on-rw rtra -ffonnontlv fiP, The famous consreimuou
IliajVilUJi T W A&VVMV, - www
Cessful. The Bradleys "were in
terested in securing an appoint
ment to Annapolis Academy for
one of the young men in their
nartv. -but. Pearv ' secured the
coveted appointment ' 'From perfect-torrent of uestions-to sk of
u. voc 1,0 ay one speaking with authority from
that day to this'Bradley has had ,the north poIe.
Bnf there is another problem of tne
is a noble gentleman ana can De trust
ed to speak the truth."
When asked about the controversy
over thedlscovery of the pole he said:. ,
"I have deplored the whole contro
versy and feel that nothing should be
said and will leave the public to judge.
I feel that the Danish people, who
have accepted me without question and
have' treated me so liberally, should be
the first to receive the evidences of my
work." '., " .
In addition, Dr. Cook gave out the
following signed statement:
I halve come 'from the pole. I have
brought my story and data with me. Th
public has -already tangible and speclflo
record of that trip. In a very short time
the narrative with aU the observations will
be published' and placed before' the world
It Is as easy for yiu as for me to un
derstand why. I -cannot On the Impulse of
the moment read oft a manuscript whichi
contains the work of two years. - Aa i
from a tWO month's probably fell mtO the Spirit OI If Government Approves Systi
.! . i -. C r 1 1 M Q.un hit nniM Prdcpnt Met
place where great forces not akinj bgen ce spending tw0 at the casd at once, since if Cook
to tne nauon auu ns peupic cAan Seattie and tne remainder oi , couia nna tne roie aneaa oi
and Peary there would be solace tor
the long standing ill-feeling and,
and depose, rule and misrule, as the time in San Francisco
j utiiet pitrus ui iiii.uiiiia..
they, : rather than the people,
please-: It is helpful to have the brought several pounds of choice
.highest official in the land come JJ of table grapes from
- i a.i . Mr. T., B. Scotts large vineyard
around and offer assurance that in cloverdalei Some bunches
things are well, and that the weighed 15 ;and 20 . pounds.
,. government is really the people Miss Howard was visiting her
themselves, and not the quarrel-' Aunt while in Cloverdale,- and
tog, horde at Washington. If thinks it a very desirable place
A cAa to live.
cvcijuiic in tuio otato wum occ.
and hear President Taft on this AlDhi,e school Dist.
. , , . (began .Sept. 27 with
predate their government ( and
- themselves just a little bit more. A ,Th5 0ddf. Jf. 8 fe6 of
v r j.. f -j Alphme initiated thrae candidates
Oregon welcomes the President f Qf . 29, They
and trusts that no unpleasant m- eatertained the - Rebekah
cident may mar.the joy he should .Lodge. All enjoyed a- very
experience during his stay in this pleasant evening, - including a
" peerless State." 'The welcome ex-' number of members of the Odd
tended does not cohie from re
at the same time, the expedition
would give Bradley an oppor
tunity to hunt big game in the
Arctic. The cost of the Cook
expedition would be a small mat
ter for. Bradley.
"This is probably how Bradley
became sufficiently interested, in
Cook to finance the expedition
which found the North Pole?'
publicans, democrats, socialists
and mugwumps, but rather from
the whole people without regard
to politics,- religion, or previous
condition of servitude.. All de
light to do honor,to the President
' of this great nation, . and though
few will be able to see him, all
are pleased that the President is
within the boundaries of the
State today and tomorrow.
While W. H. Taft is unques
. tionably a great and good man,
we welcome today a greater man
than he the President. Let the
Fellows from Junction City
; Mr. and 'Mrs. " Walters -and
Mr. and Mrs. Hanshew left this
week for the Yachats to spend a
few' weeks vacation. - .
Money Comes In Bunches
May Revolutionize Present Methods.
If a quick method of curing tobacco
discovered by Dr. W. W. Garner of
the department of agriculture at
Washington, who has been experi
menting on the plantations at Suffield.
Conn., proves to be practical it bids
fair to revolutionize the present old
fashioned and crude system of curing.
which is the most hazardous feature
of the tobacco raising business as well
as the- most tedious and annoying.
A sample of tobacco leaves which
had been put through the quick dry
ing and curing process at the farm
William S. , Finney has been sent j
Washington, where a chemical
analysis vrtll be made of both" the
sample and of some leaves cured in
the ordinary way. The new method,
which Is" without steam : heating, is
expected to obviate, any possibility of
the dangerous pole sweat.
(Contimied : from page one )
To A. A. Chisholm, of Treadwell,
N. Y., now. His reason is well worth
reading: "For a long - time I suffered
from indigest an,, torpid liver, constipa--:
; tion, nervousness, and general debility"
he writes. - "I couldn't sleep, had no
appetite, nor ambition, grew weaker
every day in spite of all medical treat
ment. The used Electric Bitters.
Twelve bottles restored all my old-time
health and vigor. . Now I can attend to
business ' every" day. It's a wonderful
Oaksdale: Mrs. Lizzie Mc
Coy, Neil McCoy, W. C. McCoy,
Ida and Byron McCoy, Mrs: J.
i Lebanon: S. H- Johnson.
; Perrydale: H. J. Elliott, Mrs.
Lizzie A. Elliott, Wann V. ana
: Woodstock: Mrs. Edith C.
Grutze, Fred Grutze.
I Raymond, Wash. 6 C O. Hen
kle. ; ; . - '
I flood River: Mr. and - Mrs
Earl Bartmess, Carroll Bartmess,
medicine." Infallible for Stomach,
flags be unfurled, let all Oregon Liver, Kidneys, Blood and Nervesl 50
. I nanta of- oil 'Hwlo-drlflO " ' '
THE FUTURE OF BENTON.
Sixty choice lots more or less in New
; port, Oregon, (one of the most ' health
. Net profits averaging $1500 fui and popular summer and winter re-
per acre the past four years is sorts) for sale or will exchange for othjj
the record of a Yakima valley ! er good property." Property hear Cor-;
ravhorA nf tiVtv.twn nnrea. vallis preferred. Wfll supply funds, to
VAMIUXU . VX W V V
Single acres in uregon
- - .Tiiirprn vof .hfBf .. lota to hiiild . homes
havefu.ftn 4 aaimm M S lrWnrtnrrK'.
' 1 a . f. 1 - ' l '
leiaea a net annual prom xreDie corvaiiis. Oregon. ; v ; MUrars tf
Round Trip Rates
On October 4th the Southern-. Pacific
will sell round trip tickets to - Chicago
for $75.10. These tickets carry a going
limit of 10, days going. " Return limit
November 30th, 190& 'Stopovers will
be a11bwedoh"'going ;trip .within - limit
and orireturntrip' within limit. ' L Pas-
sengersV may" go one route and return
mothe if 'desired.- t, "
--"St "--Ri-'a: LilsviLLE, Agent.
6c I - "
SNAPSHOT OF DR. COOK, HIS WIFE AND YOUNGEST CHILD
TAKEN WHEN HE REACHED NEW YORK.
CROPS HIT IN WAR - GAME.
Farmer Claimed $600 For Hi Hay An
other's Parlor Organ Damaged.
The recent war game in- Slassachu-
setts was a theoretical affair, but tne'
damages' farmers are claiming from
the , federal government are -not or
About $300" for a slightly dam
aged fencepost is one claim.
About $600" lor .a aamagea nay
croo which had been stored in a barn
before the mimic war started was an
larations and - guaranteeing them as
authentic. The Danish authorities in
Greenland, who are In reality the. ad
visers of the Danish government, have
been for nearly four months In pos
session of all details of my trip.
. "The Danish government and . the
University of Copenhagen as well as
the Danish Geographical society have,
On their report, taken over the virtual
guarantee for the sincerity and au
thenticity of my records.
'They' have stood up for them, so to
speaks before the world, They do not
ask; me to furnish any further proofs
or evidence of any kind, hut in justice
to Denmark it is my intention to place
the first, completed record of my polar
Journey at the disposal of the TJniver-
have said on several occasions, all th
charges, accusations and expressions of
disbelief are based upon entire ignorance
of the supplementary data which i pos-
About $280" was the claim of a
farmer who said his parlor organ had I sity bf Copenhagen."
been ''turned over wnen Battery d
fired at the theoretical invaders. - He
claimed the concussion shattered out
all the tune. v : ' v, ...-'-.'.-,
A Novel- Signal.
' ' An English street railway "official has
natented a sifrnal which notifies ,a-,mo-
torman to stop'by the switching "on of
a light whenever a passenger steps on
the footboard. As soon as tne passen
ger alights the' Jighf ;is s.ttoguished. :
" Good comet, that 'with flery tall
i Wilt sweep thermidnighr say,
'VS'nileStar' dust: Us "the grains from flail.
Across the spaces fly
Good comet, tell us where you've been
-1 As ages .rolled apace.
'What fflowing star saw you begin
YOurlone and dreadful race.
A trillion' miles you go with ease.
The knowledge strikes us dumb.
Or we would say. "Excuse us. pleasu, .
, . But that' is going some.'.' , t
Remember, earth Is but a dot
Among a countless horde. - :
1 Control your tail .while near the spot
t Nor- Sweep "ua' overboard. - .-i - v- 1
Phuadelphia PubUe Ledger.
' Beady to Meet Any Charges.
, Referring to Peary, Dr. Cook said:
: ' "I have as yet heard ' nothing but
vague reports. : I prefer for the present
to believe that the statements which
have been attributed to Peary are In
correct. I an fully prepared to meet
any charges, but I mUst first see some
thing definite. , I am absolutely certain
that none of the reports that have ap
peared in print emanates' either from
my Eskimos, Ahwelah and Etukishuk,
or from Harry Whitney. : Mr. Whit
ney' has without any doubt kept his
promise "to ' me' not to say ; anything
about the expedition and its ;results,
dnd I feel sure of my . Eskimos. Mr.
Whitney1 will return to America about
the middle of October. He has complete-knowledge
-of all the facts. He
Is at entire liberty to make public all
he knows.: - He" is bound to stand up
neither, for me nor for Peary."
In connection with the proposition
that Ahwelah and Etukishuk should
be brought to America Dr. Cook said
''The arrrval in' America of the Eskfc
mos who went with me to the pole de
pends entirely upon the-possibility of
No one who has spoken Or written on.
the subject in opposition to my claims
knnwa the facts with which such WOTlc
as exploration is measured.
All the criticism has been based upon
obvious errors in the reproduction of my
n . ... V. ,3 1-....,. n-
petty side issues presented by unfair-
The expedition was private. It was;
started without the usual bombast. Mr. '
John R. Bradley furnished the money.
shaped the destiny of the venture. For-
the time being it concerned us only, but.
the results were so important that on re
turning I at once placed before the pub
lic a report containing the main outline
of the work.
I have not come home to enter Into ar
guments with one man or with sixty men
but I am here to present a clear record!
of a piece of work over which I have a.
right to display a certain amount of
pride. When scientists study the detailed!
observations of the narrative In their con- -
secutlve order I am certain that in the
due course of events all will be com
pelled to admit the truth of my state
ment. I am perfectly willing to abide bsr
the final verdict on the record by compe
tent judges. That must be the last word.
In this discussion, and they alone can,
satisfy me and the public. - Furthermore,.
not only wUl my report be before you la.
black and white, but I will also bring to
America human Witnesses to prove that
have been to the north pole.
FREDERICK A. COOK.
tures -of the welcome that was, pre-r
pared' for him gripped the nerves Of
spectators and brought unbidden -tears
to manly eyes did Dr. Cook appear to
be touched. Behind his dancing blue
eyes there lies either wonderful power
of self control or an innate insensibil
ity to the ordinary emotions. ' Dr..
Cook was hugged, kissed, banqueted
serenaded,' decorated and paraded "all
the day, and at the close he was as
seemingly , unconscious . of .the; great-'
ness thrust 'upon' him as' though' he
were still climbing over the Jiummocky
Ice of the arctic circle. ( f -4