Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 20, 1910, Page 9, Image 9

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    THE 3IORIXG OREGONIAN", MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1910.
RACE FOR SUMMIT
OF MOUNTAIN ON
Demonstration "Schram" AijtOTna.tic Sealer Frviit Jars-Standard Sewing Machines
PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL DEBATING TEAM, WHICH WON
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND REGENTS' CUP.
Demonstration Polar Star Ice Cream Freezers Sale of Refrigerators on THirci Floor
Mazamas, Poling Cautiously,
Hope to Beat the Parker
Brown Launch Party.
LOOO.OOO Removal
PERILS OF RIVER GREAT
o
Country in Mid-May Is Snow-Covered
and Progress Is Belayed by.
Ice Susitna Likely to Be
Closed for Some Time.
BT C. E. RUSK.
Leader of the Manama, expedition to Mount
McKlnley.
BELUGA. Head of Cook's Inlet, Alaska,
May 17. The Mnama expedition Is In
sight of Mount McKlnley and Halley's
comet, although w cannot see either
until the. weather clears. Whenever the
clouds lift a bit, we can see great moun
tains on every hand In the distance, snow
crowned and rugged, a veritable Alpine
wonderland. And every place, even
down, to tidewater, is a mantle of enow.
It is still a land of Winter desolation,
but every day brings nearer the Spring
tide, under the benign influence of
which we hope to work our way to the
crowning peak of North America.
The steamer Portland arrived at Port
Graham the morning of May 15, and on
board were the members of the Parker
Brown party. They brought with them
their launch, Kxplorer. and much equi
page. We siet the leaders of the expe
dition and several of the other members.
The Inlet steamer Tyonlo was await
ing the arrival of the Portland at Port
Graham, as was also the Susitna River
steamer, Alice. The Parker-Brown ex
pedition proceeded to Seldovia to await
the Tyonlc, leaving two or three mem
bers at Port Graham to look after the
loading of freight onto the Tyonic. The
Tyonlc departed in the night.
Mazamas Travel by Launch.
Tio ufa: ami cxped'tior engaged pass
age to Beluga on the Alaska Commercial
Company's launch, Valdez, and departed
at 11 A. M. yesterday. The Inlet was
not rough, and we had a pleasant run
to Kasileff. At night we passed the
Tyonic towing the Kxplorer and with
the Parker-Brown party aboard. We
anchored for the night In the mouth of
the Kasileff River. At this point is a
large up-to-date salmon cannery plant
lighted by electricity. - The cannery be
longs to the Alaska Packers' Associa
tion and seems complete In every detail.
Quite a village clusters about It. We had
only a few minutes, however, in which to
make our Inspection of the plant.
The Kasileff River is a small, rather
luggish river, flowing from a consider
able lake on the Kerna Peninsula, about
40 miles to the eastward. Here Is the
home of the great moose. We saw one
man who asserted that he had killed,
the day before, one of these animals
weighing 2000 pounds.
We weighed anchor early next morning
and still proceeded through the moose
country. As the head of the Inlet Is
approached the country on each side be
comes, lower and flatter, although the
great snowy ranges are etlll seen reced
ing from the chore yne. ,
Farming Possibilities Seen.
There, are many open grassy places
where some day will be farms, for this
country In spite of its rigorous Winter
climate has farming possibilities.
Cook's Inlet is built on a stupendous
scale. It, and the low region about the
head, appear to have been formed by a
great glacier which swept down to the
sea. The soil which has been borne down
from the high mountains during ages of
erosion has encroached upon the upper
end of the Inlet, making great flats, and
- has pushed the land line farther and
farther outward. This filling process is
still In progress and in the course of
time the whole Upper Inlet will become
a great plain covered with stunted ever
greens and marsh grass. Indeed, some
time in the flight of ages, Mount Mc
Klnley will be but an Immense mud flat
filling Cook's Inlet. v-
The Inlet has one of the greatest tides
In the world, the rise. In places, being
more than 50 feet. At Turnagain Arm it
rushes through the passage with fright
ful velocity, causing a tremendous wave
called "the borer," which has swamped
many a luckless boat.
Vancouver's Records Buried.
We passed Point Discovery, where Van
couver took possession of the country in
the name of the King of England and
burled his records more than a century
ago. Although the point has been . well
identified from his description, the rec
ords have never been found, and, no
doubt, a considerable measure of fame
awaits the man who unearths them. ,
We reached Beluga before noon of May
17. Here is a tradling post belonging to
the Alaska . Commercial Company and a
postoffice is situated up the Beluga River
about two miles. . The country about la
flat and marshy in many places and there
are numerous smaJl lakes where ducks
nest In great numbers. At the mouth
the river la a muddy sluggish stream, up
which the tide flows for a considerable
distance.
At Beluga we found S. A. Bigelow, W.
D. Nutley and C. H. Tuhey, of California.
whose acquaintance we had made at
Port Graham. These anen came here more
than a week ago expecting to go up
Beluga River about 12 miles, but were
balked by Ice, the stream being open
only about a mile above here.- - This Is
an Indication that we phall find the
Susitna closed for some time yet. It
looks probable that we shall be unable
to proceed above Susitna until about June
1. The Alice is expecting to proceed to
Susitna, however, tomorro and" It can
then be determined how soon we can
get on up the river.
Passage Vp River Engaged.
The Alice will go up the Susitna just
as soon as the Ice will allow her to do
so. The Mazama party has engaged pass
age as far as Talkeetna at the mouth
of the Chulltna. This will place us
within SO or 25 miles of Ruth Glacier,
and lessens Immensely the task of getting
to Mount McKinley.
Although, the Parker-Brown party is
i equipped with a splendid power boat,
" while we have only a 32-foot poling boat.
men who are familiar with the Susitna
River are prophesying that1 we will be
first to reach the glacier. They eay the
Explorer is almost sure to come to grief
In the uncertain channels of the big river,
while we. by using caution, will be able
to work our boat up the worst places
tnd. so, finally, reach our goal.
Nevertheless, we are making no boasts,
for there are many contingencies that
may defeat one party or both, and a
light turn of luck may determine the
race one way or another.
W. J. Erekine, general manager of the
Alaska Commercial Company, and his
charming wife are aboard the Alice and
probably will go on up the river to
Talkeetna. Mr. Erskine has extended
many courtesies to us and his assistance
and advice are proving invaluable to the
expedition. The other officials of the
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Campbell Crockett, Leader Lower Photograph ( Lyman G. Rice, Cen
ter Photograph; James Hnrtwfll, Top Photograph.
ENGENE, Or., June 18. (Special.) The Pendleton High School de
bating team won the championship of the Oregon High School Debat
ing League at Villard Hall last week, taking the decision from the
Eugene High on the question, "Resolved, That the State of Oregon
should adopt a system of guaranteeing bank deposits." The local
team upheld the affirmative, while the visitors talked for the negative.
As the Pendleton team had already won three victories in its
own district on the question of the commission form of city govern
ment, this made the team's fourth consecutive victory for the year,
which carried with it the beautiful Regents' Cup, presented by the
Regents of the University of Oregon.
Last year the cup went to Grants Pass and the . year before to
Lebanon. When won twice by the same school the cup then becomes
the permanent trophy of that school.
company have also lent us willing hands
whenever the opportunity has offered,
and we now feel that if we succeed In
our undertaking our success will be large
ly due to the aid of the Alaska Com
mercial Company.
Rescue of Duck Fails.
One Is impressed by the neat and sub
stantial character of the buildings belong
ing to the company at Port Graham and
iBeluga. All are built of lumber and
painted as nicely as any to be found in
the most thickly settled communities.
We witnessed a remarkable contest on
the Beluga River today. Two eagles at
tacked a duck, near the boat. One of
the -huge birds would swoop down upon
the waterfowl, but the. duck would al
ways dive out of reach. The eagle was
perslfitent, however, and finally began
to hover so closely over the water that
the duck was unable to stay up long
enough to breathe. At. last the eagle
caught It and began to carry It away;
but Cool opened fire with his rifle and
the duck fell back Into the water. The
range was too long for effective shoot
ing and Cool and Ridley jumped into a
boat and started for the scene of conflict.
Before they had gone far the eagle again
caught the duck and carried it away to
the woods.
Our party was weighed yesterday. The
average weight of the four men was
found to be ll&zi pounds. This average
will probably be considerably less upon
our return to the Coast.
FIREMEN ATTEND FUNERAL
Betail of 60 at Services for Late
Frank B. Harrington.
The funeral of Prank B. Harrington, as
sistant chief of the Portland volunteer
fire department years ago, was attended
yesterday by a detail of 50 men from the
Portland Fire Department under Chiefs
Laudenklos and Dowell. The firemen es
corted the body from Holman's chapel,
where the funeral service was held, to
the Morrison-street bridge, whence the
funeral proceeded to Lone Fir Cemetery.
Rev. T. B. Grlswold preached the ser
mon yesterday afternoon. The service
was attended by many friends, among
them Mayor Simon, ex-Fire Chiefs Jordan
and Doblebower and members of the Ex
empt Firemen's Association. Among many
beautiful floral pieces were those from
Mayor Simon, the Exempt Firemen's As
sociation and friends of the Portland Po
lice Department. The pallbearers were:
C. C. Dobelbower,' C. A. Allsky, W. W.
Sweeney, Captain AV. R. Kerrigan, G.
Castendieck and John Barry, all veteran
firemen and friends of Mr. Harrington
for many years. He died Thursday night.
YOUNG TIMEKEEPER, ' DEAD,
WAS POPULAR CONDON
RESIDENT,
auQiijujLmuiipHm...
Marcus Henry Portwood.
CONDON, Or., June 19. (Spe
cial.) Marcus Henry Portwood,
who sustained fatal injuries
while employed as a timekeeper
for a railroad construction gang
near Chehalis, Thursday, was the
only son of Mr. -end Mrs. John
Portwood, of this city, one of the
pioneer families of Gilliam Coun
ty. With the assurance, "I'll try
and make good," which he gave
his friends here on his departure,
less than two months ago, Mark,
as he was known to the residents
of his-home town, left Condon.
Young Portwood was in his 21st
year, and was' among the popu
lar young men of this city.
Funeral services, held here this
afternoon, were largely attended.
ROAD IS CONGESTED
Interior Seriously Affected by
Delays to Freight.
WAGON HAULING COSTLY
Concentration of Working Force
'Upon Line to Bend Will Hasten
Completion Greatly Bend
Now Is Center of Activity. ,
R'PVCTI rw T. , n cr ii .
J auguration of construction work on the
uregon urunic une south of Madras and
the rapid settling of . the country and
the inland towns have created a situa
tion in transportation probably un
equaled in the country. The new order
of things means that through Shaniko,
the present railroad gateway for Ore
gon's Inland empire, must pass every
pound of freight not only for .the needs
of that great territory but for the many
camps apd crews of the railroad build
ers. Shanlko's one railroad, the Columbia
Southern, is swamped with work, ac
cording to reports brought to the Inte
rior by travelers who have survived the
Biggs-Shaniko trip, and according to the
complaints made by the merchants of
the towns alonp the iHf.ti.it..n r
i chant avers that on more than one oc-
"8m n Deen on tne road be
tween Portland and Shaniko 20 days. Men
who have come to Bend in the last few
days declare more than 120 freight cars
are held along the line between the Co
lumbia and Shaniko. and one effect of
the delays of great moment to the many
freighters, who operate thence was a
temporary famine in oats several dv
I ago.
Hundreds of six, eight and 10-horse
freighting outfits are laboring to meet
the demands of the Central Oregon towns
and railroad camps. Hauling costs 2
cents a pound from Shaniko to Bend.
The recently announced temporary
abandonment of construction south of
Bend will have the effect, it is expected,
of materially hastening the completion
of work to that point. Hitherto consider
able difficulty has been experienced in
obtaining an adequate amount of labor,
not only on the. southern portion of the
work, but also in the Deschutes Canyon.
By cutting the new work's Jength one
half, as has been done by cancelling the
contract from Bend to Klamath Agency,
all the labor that would have been re
quired for that portion will be available
for the grades between Madras and
Bend.
This last action in the local railroad
field is regarded In Bend as of impor
tance to the town's development Prac
tically it means that Bend- will be the
terminus of the Oregon Trunk for some
time. As such, not only will It be "the
Shaniko of the Southern Deschutes." as
the shipping point for all the big coun
try, southward, but In addition a work
ing headquarters for the railroad con
struction activity will be centered here.
It also is probable that by the time the
rails of the main line reach Bend work
will be in progress on the east-and-west
line from Bend toward the Idaho line.
INJURED BRAKEMAN ' DIES
Wreck Near Arlington Counts Vic
tim in O. A. Sproule.
O. A. Sproule, brakeman on the O. R. &
N. freight train which was wrecked near
Arlington last week, died at Good Samar
itan Hospital early yesterday. Sproule's
skull was crushed In the accident, and
he had been lying in a critical condition
in the hospital In this city ever since.
Mrs. Estelle WIshelmer. a sister, living
at 144S Leavenworth avenue, San Fran
cisco. Is the only known relative of tha
accident victim. She was notified.
There were four other persons hurt in
the crash, but all are recovering.
The smash-up was caused by the en
gine of the freight train running into a
big boulder on the track about a mile
east of Arlington. The engine Jumped
the boulder, which had become loosened
by the rains and rolled down the moun
tainside, but the freight cars which com
posed the train were hurled over an em
bankment. Two of the men injured were
hoboes. Eacii of. them had a leg crushed.
Untistxal Bargains for Today's Selling - Look Well
A Condensed List of Specials As Advertised in the
$3.75 Batiste Waists, June White Sale, at, each,
$37.50 Trimmed Hats, June White Sale, special, $Q.95
All French Plumes at the June White Sale, at 1-3 OFF
35c Taffeta Ribbon, this sale, special, at 22$ per yard
40c Fancy Bibbon at this sale, special at 25$ per yard
$1.50 Hand Bags, special during the great sale at 69
$6.00, Hand Bags, special during this sale, at $3.19
$6.00 Suede Pumps, June White Sale special, at $2.95
White Canvas Oxfords during this sale 1-3 Price
$2.25 Hat Pins, the Great White Sale price, for 97?
75c Dutch Pins, June White Sale, special price for 39
$1.25 Hat Pins at! the June White Sale, special, for 57?
50c Beauty Pins, Great June White sale price, for 29$
$1.00 Watches reduced during this June sale to G9
$42.5Q Linen Dresses
$45.QO Tailored Suits
tSale.
$2.00 Wash Veils at June White Sale, special, for 69
$2.50 Auto Veils, 'at June White Sale, special, for $1.48
$2.25 Val. Laces, June Sale Price, special 98 $ dozen
Infants Bunnie Blankets, June White Sale price, 47
Baby Shoes, June White Sale price, special, at 39
75c Nickel Coffee Pots, June White Sale, special, 38?
50c Enameled, Wash Basins, special this week at 25
15c Enameled Cake Pans, special this week at, each, 7$
GREAT MUSICAL EDUCATIONAL ADVERTISING CONTEST
FREE! Pianos and Other Prizes Valued at $16,280. FREE!
Grand List of Prises Offered by Piano Manufacturers In Bis Publicity Campaign of Skill and Merit.
GRAND FIRST PRIZE.
Choice of one of the following Inter
nationally Renowned Pianos.
Chickering Sohmer
Decker Hazelton
Steinway Hallet & Davis
Kimball ' Knabe
This is the greatest contest that has ever been launched anywhere. Never before have such valuable prizes been riven away absolutely free.
The contest will prove both educational and fascinating-. Merit alone will count. It's a contest that la of vital interest to any home without a
piano, so be sure to try. Everyone has an equal opportunity.
If you care for music and want a piano, this is the greatest opportunity you ever will have. As explained in yesterday's issue of The Oregronlan, "
this contest is being: held especially for planoless homes, and will be the means of distributing: hundreds and hundreds of pianos.
It is giving- everybody an opportunity of securing- a piano free or for a very little additional outlay of cash. There Is no catch or chance.
Read the simple conditions. Send your answer in early. Start on it today.
EDUCATIONAL
Very few people are
In music. Few still
man v know the old
20 the letter "N" ts the
"W" is the 2Sd, etc. Youngsters know the alphabet nu
merically better than the "old folks." This contest en
ables everybody to become familiar with the relative nu
merical position of the different letters of the alphabet,
i and also to become familiar with the names and spell-
1 8 1 ing- of the great composers.
I Every letter In the squares on the left represents a
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9 141 relative numerical letter, and every line speMs the
name of a famous
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26
18 20 bers In four of
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21
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13
14
14
and most
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15
19
11
19
13
14
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among- the successful contestants. Remem
ber, merit alone counts. This contest Is open to everyone excepting
those engaged in the music business, or members of their families.
Professional artists also are barred. Only one answer from a family
will be considered. In case of tie between contestants, identical prizes
will be awarded to each. The decision of judges will be final.
This special manufacturers' advertising- appropriation is to be used
for the direct benefit of the actual purchasers, and numerous successful
contestants will be able to own a fine piano with very little effort.
Everybody is invited- to enter this great contest absolutely free no
charge of any kind.
THIS CONTEST CLOSES SATURDAY EVENING, JIHY 3, AT 6 O'CLOCK P. M. All answers must be in or bear postmark on or before that
time. Send in your answer at once. Address as follows:
CONSOLIDATED PIANO MFRS. ADV. BUREAU
Temporary Western Of fie. S04 Mtdeay Bldgt 4th and Waahlnston, Portland, Or. Roll J. Hough. Gen. Manager.
Lest you forget, we remind you again of this very
xinvisvial offering of Women's Linen Dresses. In
all otir experience we have never offered such ex
cellent values in such perfect styles at tnis ridicul
ously low price. 5QO choice styles in House samples
just received. They were- picked up by our New
YorR buyer at less than the maker's cost, with the
idea of making a big feature item for our Removal
Don't fail to see them
of our lucky buy. These are most ex
ceptional bargains. $42. 5Q values at
TAILORED SUITS There are 400 in this lot for
today's selling and each one seems better than the
rest. The materials are serges, wide wales, diagon
als, sack cloths, worsteds, mixtures, rough pon
gees, cloth of gold, etc. The Jackets and skirts are
styled in the latest vogue. Regular
values to $45 our Removal sale price f S
READ THE GRAND LIST OF PRIZES
GRAND SECOND PRIZE
Choice of one of the three
world's famous Player Pi
anos. Autoplano
Pianola Piano
Auto-Grand
Cecllllan
AND FASCINATING
at all familiar with the great names
know how to spell them. Further, how
alDhabet numerically? As an examole.
14th letter, letter "G" is the 7th,
composer. We have omitted the num-
the squares (?) which you must supply
RILES AND COXriITIOSfS.
The person sending in the neatest correct
artistic answer with the desired In
formation will receive the first prize abso
solutely free, choice of one of the above In
ternationally renowned pianos. The other
prizes will be awarded in order of merit and
tne entire amount or prizes, namely. S16.ZS0,
will be distributed In cash value drafts,
ransriner in amounts from $125 down to J50.
35c Fancy Neckwear, June
Men's $3.00 Pajamas, June White Sale price, at $1.69
Women's $2.50 Gowns, June White Sale Prices, 9S$
$2.50 White Petticoats, June White Sale price, at 98
Women's $2.50 Drawers, June White Sale price, 98
$2.50 Corset Covers, June White Sale Price each 98
Women's $2.50 Chemise, June White Sale price, at 98
$2.50 Combination Suits, June White Sale price, 98
15c Coat Hangers, June White Sale price, for, each, 8
50c Hair Rolls, June White Sale price, special, for 25$
25c to 50c Dress Shields, June White Sale Price, for 19
75c Turban Braid Pins, June White Sale price, for 25c
Girls' $1.25 Dresses, June White Sale price, each, 98
Infants' $1.00 Dresses, June White Sale price, for 59e
SpecT $13.95
Spec'l $14-95
today. Take advantage
$13.95
65c Haviland Plates, June White Sale price, at 33
90c Haviland Plates, June White Sale price, at 45$
$1.90 Haviland Plates, June White Sale price, afr95
$2.90 Haviland Plates, June White Sale price, at $1.45
$1.30 Haviland Sugar Bowls, June White Sale, at 65$
$3.50 Haviland Sugar Bowls, June White Sale, at $1.75
$4.10 Bread Trays, June White Sale, special at $2.05
Other odd lines during this great June Sale 1-2 Price
GRAND, THIRD PRIZE.
Choice of one of the following
famous American Pianos.
now
Lester.
Mason & Hamlin,
Hobart M. Cable.
Fischer,
Schumann,
A. B. Chase,
Haddorff.
Emerson,
Lawson,
Everett.
Story & Clark.
INFORMATION BLANKS
Fill out this blank, or use a similar form.. Write plainly.
No answer will be considered unless full information is given.
Name
Street Number City.
What make of piano is your preference J.
Why?
Give below names and addresses of three or more of
your friends and neighbors who have no piano or whom you
think would consider the purchase of a Piano, or Player
Piano, stating which they prefer
Name .
Name.
Name.
to Your Needs
Sunday Papers
White Sale price, each, 25?
GRAND FOURTH PRIZE.
Choice of one of the fol
lowing $250 Piano-Players :
Angelus - ,
Pianista
Pianola
Address.
Address .
Address .