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TO REACH CONGRESS
Mlnger-PInchot Row Likely to
Be Settled There.
POLE IS FOUND.
MAY FIGHT IT OUT IN HOUSE
Forestry and Reclamation to Da Bona
of Contention Mora Liberal
Coal Laws for Alaska,
Washington, Sept 2. Congress Is
expected by nil sides of the Balllnger
Pinchot controversy to investigate the
various phases of that row during tho
session next winter, unless President
Taft should intervene and sottlo tho
difficulty to the satisfaction of all con
cerned before that time. This new
turn of affairs is not looked forward to
with relish by the friends of the Taft
administration, who real Ire that the
issue probably will be forced upon
them in congress by tho far western
members, who have fought tho Roose
velt policies and who now believe they
have an opportunity to get more liberal
terms from the administration.
At a matter of fact it is generally
understood here that the policy of the
administration will bo to ask congress
to strengthen the laws of conservation
along the lines of the Roosevelt poll
cica. In that event Secretary Balling
cr at least will be placed in the position
of having to fight the friends who think
they are helping him by taking up the
cudgels against the forest and recla
That the Interior department and the
forestry and reclamation services will
be bones of serious contention in con
gress thlsjvintcr was strongly Indicat
ed today. I he bouse committee on
agriculture controls practically all the
appropriations under which the forest
ry bureau operates, and hitherto it has
made it its business to inquire specifi
cally into the workings of that bureau.
Likewise, the. bouse committee on
territories, two years ago requested the
Interior department to furnish congress
with data relating to Alaska railroads
and coal lands, but, after continuing
the Investigation for a short period,
the department gave it up. As a
strong effort is to be made in congress
next winter to increase the amount of
coal land which may be held under one
management. It la believed almost un
avoidable that congress or one of Its
committees must Investigate the con
CROWD OUT WHITES.
Hundreds of Japanese Find Employ
ment In California.
Marysville, Cal., Sept. 2. Special
Agent Pierce, of the bureau of labor
and statistics, is In this valley gather
ing labor statistics relative to Japan
eie Invasion. He spent a couple of
days at Chico and found conditions
fairly good, there being comparatively
few Japanese in that section. In this
section, however, there are hundreds
of Japanese engaged In all pursuits,
and the Japanese population of this
county is large.
The Japanese are employed exten
sively In the orchards and fields and
have In many instances purchased or
leased vineyards and orchards. There
are several Japanese employment
agencies here doing a thriving busi
ness. It Is estimated that there are
over a thousand Japanese in this sec
tion and more are coming daily.
Every Japanese here is employed
steadily, while there are a few white
men who are not working, principally
because they have an aversion for
work. Labor is scarce and the Japan
ese are filling places that it is impossi
ble to get white men to take.
London, Sept 2. The inauguration
of the new Fishguard route which
brings New York within five days of
London Is heralded as a great triumph
on the part of the Cunard and railway
companies. Fishguard now takes rank
with Liverpool, Southampton and other
great ocean ports and from a little
town of 2,600 population it Is expected
It will grow to a considerable city. As
soon as sufficient passenger traffic jus
tifies the step a special train will be
run to Dover to avoid the delay of
transference at London.
Lusltanla Is Abandoned.
Liverpool, Sept. 2. A survey of the
Cunard liner Luaitanla, which caught
fire at her dock here August 14, and
was sunk to put out the flames, shows
the damage to be so extensive that the
company probably will not repair the
vessel. It Is estimated that it will
cost more than $500,000 to refit the
Frederick Cook, American Explorer,
Reaches Most Northern f?olnt.
Paris, Sept. 3. "After a prolonged
fight with famlno and frost, wo at Inst
hnvo succeeded in ronching the North
Thus declares Dr. Frederick A. Cook
in a signed statement this morning In
tho Paris edition of the New York
Herald. The statement, which is
dated "Hans Egede, Lerwick, Wednes
"A new highway with an interesting
strip of animated naturo has been ex
plored and big gamo haunts located,
which will delight sportsmen and ex
tend tho Esqutmo horlxon.
"Land has been discovered on which
rest tho earth's northernmost rocks.
A triangle of 30,000 square miles has
been cut. out of tho terrestrial un
Tho expedition was tho outcotno of
a summer cruise In tho Arctic seas on
the schooner Bradley, which arrived at
the limits of navigation In Smith sound
lato In August, 1907. Hero conditions
were found favorable for launching a
venture to Uie pole. J. R, Bradley
liberally supplied from his vessel suit
able provisions for local use. My own
equipment for emergencies served well
for every purpose in tho Arctics
"At sunrise of 1903 February 19
tho main expedition embarked on Us
voyage to the pole. It consisted of 11
men and 103 dogt, drawing 11 heavily
laden sledges. The expedition left tho
Greenland shore and pushed westward
over the troubled Ico, of Smith sound.
"Tho gloom of tho long night was
relieved only by a few hours of day
light. The chill of tho winter was
felt at its worst. As we crossed the
heights of Ellsmero sound to the Pa
cific slope, the tomperaturo sank to
minus 83 centigrade. Several dogs
were frozen and the men suffered se
verely, but we soon found the game
trails, along which tho way was easy.
"There was an unknown line 460
miles away which was our goal. Wo
made encouraging progress. A big
lead, which separated tho land from
the Ice of the central pack was crossed
with little delay.
"We advanced steadily over the
monotony of moving sea ice and now
found ourselves beyond the range of all
life neither footprints of bears nor
the blowholes of seals were detected.
Even tho microscopic creatures of the
deep were no longer undor us.
"Thus, day after day, our weary legs
spread over great distances. Incidents
and positions were recorded, but ad
venture was promptly forgotten In the
next day's efforts. The night of April
7 was made moro notable by the swing
ing of the sun at midnight over the
northern ice. Sunburns and frostbites
now were recorded on tho same day,
but the double day's glitter infused
quite an incentive into ono'a life of
"We were now about 200 miles from
the pole and sledgo loads were reduced.
One dog after another went Into tho
stomachs of the hungry survivors, until
the teams were considerably diminish
ed in number, but there seemed to re
main a sofficlent balance for man and
brute to push along into the heart of
the mystery to which we had set our
selves. "On April 21 we had reached 89 de
grees 69 minutes 46 seconds. The pole
was In sight We covered the remain
ing 14 seconds and made a few final
observations. I told Etuklsbook and
Ahwelah, the accompanying Eskimos,
that we had reached the 'great nail.'
Everywhere we turned was south.
With a single step we could pasa from
one sldo of the earth to tho other; from
midday to midnight At last the flag
floated to the breezes at the pole. It
was April 21, 1908. The temperature
was minus 38 centigrade; barometer
29.83; latitude, 90; as for longitude,
it was nothing, as It was but a word.
"Although crazy with joy, our spirits
Dcgan to undergo a feeling of wear!
nea. Next day, alter taking all our
observations, a sentiment of intense
solitude penetrated us while we looked
at the horizon. Was It possible that
this desolate region, without a patch
of earth, had aroused the ambition of
so many men for so many centuries?
There wss no ground, only an Immen
sity of dazzling white snow, no living
being, no point to break the monotony.
Un April 23 we started on our re
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
WOOL SEASON GOOD.
Yield It Large and Prices High and
Portland Tho Oregon wool season
of 1909, which has now been brought
to a close, has been ono of tho moat
successful in tho history of tho state.
Tho yield was large and tho prlcohlgh,
and tho growers are entirely satisfied
with tho result It has also been a
profitable year, so far as It has gone,
for the dealers.
The wool clip of Oregon this year
netted tho farmers of the atato about
$4,000,000. They have also received
very good prices for their mutton,
sheop and lambs, and are altogether In
as prosperous a condition na the farm
ers in other parts of tho stato who
heav devoted their energies to raising
It hns been an ideal year for tho Ore
gon sheep men with tho weather right
at every season to prodveo tho best re
sults. As a consequence, tho output
was larger than it has been In recent
years and tho quality was better. At
tho samo time thoro was a sharper do
mand from buyers and prices were
The quality of tho wool was excel
lent; It was of better staplo than latt
year, though of heavier shrinkage, ow
ing to tho dry spring. The average
weight of tho fleeces was placed at 9)4
pounds, tho heaviest average ever
known in tho state. The wool sheared
fully one pound to tho fleece more than
it did last year.
The highest price paid during the
season In Eastern Oregon was 23 cents,
which was realized on a part of one
clip at Shaniko. The larger part of
the best grades sold between 20 and 22
cents. Some scouring wools went at
13 cents, and other coarse grades mov
ed at prices up to 17 cents. For the
clip, as a whole, the average price was
abpout 19 4 cents.
CLEARING UP LAND TITLES.
Special Agents Making Visit to Kla
Klamath Falls II. P. Jones, a spe
cial agent of tho general land office,
and Peter Ogden Applegato, state land
agent havo arrived from Salem to In
spect some lands about the lakes the
titles of which are In question between
the state and the United Statei.
The greater part of tho lands in this
section have long since been classified
either as government or as belonging
to the state under the swamp land
grant of March 12, I860, but there are
some odds and ends still undetermined.
The classification of theso becomes
very important, since the Klamath
basin Is now coming into Its own and
tho rich alluvial lands about the lakes
will soon be in great demand.
Messrs. Applegate and Jones went
up tbs Klamath lako by launch to be
gin their examination of the low lands
at the bead of the lako and will prob
ably spend several days In their Inves
CROPS IN QRANT HEAVYt
Wheat and Fruit Will Bring Farmers
Prairie City For tho first tlmo In
tho history of tho John Day valley the
products of tho soil will be thrown up
on tho mnrkot With tho coming of
tho railroad this fall tho fruit and grain
raisers will bo able to ond tholr sup
plies tu Uaker City and all railroad
According to reports received hero
thero is a short fruit crop In many sec
tions of Eastern Oregon. Grant coun
ty never had a better yield of all kinds
of fruits and grains than this year.
Heretofore apples havo been fed tu tho
hogs and fruit could bo had for the
picking. This summer contractors are
buying the fruit in tho orchards. It
will be boxed and shipped to rnllrood
The flour mills of tho John Day val
ley aro paying $1 a bushel for wheat
Although the yield Is much In advance
of previous years, thoro will not bo
enough wheat tu supply local demands.
Tho pcoplo of Grant county have Im
mense tracts of land that havo novor
been cultivated, and now that tho land
is contingent to the railroad tho wheat
yield should be very materially In
creased. Wheat of Grant county compares fa
vorably with whent raised In tho lower
counties. In fact, the Blue mountain
wheat la of superior quality, especially
where it has been irrigated.
Pendleton The annual Umatilla and
Morrow counties' fair which will oc
cur here this month is causing consld
earble Interest and activity. Prepara
tions are being made for agricultural
exhibits which will ccllpso anything
ever seen in this section of the state.
Special features are being arranged
for the entertainment of the crowds.
tho latest being a "broncho bustinn"
contest for which a local firm has put
up a handsome saddle as a prize. It Is
expected that the beat riders In this
section will be here.
WATER SWEEPS RAWHIDE.
Cloudburst In Novatlft Hills Is Oauie
Itawhlrie, Nov., Sept. (.Squatter
town, n settlement Jiwt south of Haw
hide, wns swept by n 10-foot wall of
water following n cloudburst In tho
hills to tho north last night and 130
buildings wore partially or completely
It Is reirartoil that two women and
four children are missing, but up to a
Into hour It was Impossible to secure a
verification of this report, as every
thing latin darkness and confusion,
Tho cloudburst occurred on tho sum
mit of low hills to tho north of tho
camp at 0:40 last ovenlng. In a few
momenta a three-tool wan oi water
was pouring down the slope, covering
three miles from thp summit to Main
street, With a speed of n railroad train.
The Hood ruined into win street.
which llos In n hollow and forms a
general drainage channel, and every
business house on tho cast sldo wns
flooded from a dopth of from one to
Soveral structures were torn from
their foundations and llonted some
distance down the street while the
crest of the flood was covered with
furniture, animals and all sorts of de
Gathering force as It poured down
tho channel, the flood swept Into Squat
tertown, half a mile further down. The
water formed a wall JO feet high as It
crashed Into the structures, overturn
ing thorn and demolishing them. The
work of devastation went on In the
night Before the wave had passed,
600 proplo were homeless and their
property was piled In a tangled henp In
the basin at the foot of National hill.
SEVEN LITTLE ONES OURN.
WILL WELCOME COOK
Notion Pfoparlno Homo Conilnn.
(or Arctic Explorer,
ADDS LARGE AHL'A TO DOMAIN
President Taft May Un Requested to
Honor Man Who Hoisted Flstf
Over Polar Continent.
Swedish Strikers Starve.
Stockholm, Sept 2. The Afton
bladet ueerta that many strikers are
actually starring' and that others are
subsisting oh bread and water and fish
eavght In the archipelago or tramping
tfee country robbing the potato fields.
Scientific Value Is High.
Winnipeg, Man.. Sent 3. The Brit
ish association for the advancement of
science at its national meeting showed
great interest in the report that Dr.
Cook had reached the North Pole. Col
onel Sir Duncan Johnstone, declared
the expedition would bo of tho highest
scientific value if scientific observations
were made by qualified men. C, H.
Chlsbolm, professor of geography at
Edinburgh university, said msgnetlc
obsorvatlons'that could be made at the
pole would likely be among the most
valuable results of the day.
Complains of Late Trains.
Salem A. F. Will, of Aurora, has
complained to tho railroad commission
of poor train service maintained by the
Hou thorn Pacific at Aurora. The train
due to arrive at 9:26 o'clock In tho
morning Is from two to four hours late
regularly, says Mr. Will, and that city
had about as well not havo any train as
far as it is an accommodation to pav
sengers and shippers.
Government to Build Dredge,
Pendleton The government has com
menced advertising for bids for a $10,-
000 bridge across the Umatilla river
at Cayuse station. The appropriation
for the structuro was made last winter.
The bridge will have a carry rg capa
city of 20 tons. The building of the
bridge will form an important link in
the construction of the proposed rood
to Wenaha springs.
Conserve Watte Water.
Arlington The John Day Power
company, composed of Oregon and
Washington Irrigation enthusiasts, Is
preparing to devolop the Immense wa
ter power of John Day river, about 14
miles west of Arlington. The energy
of this water, which has been idling
away its strength for ages, will bo
converted into electricity and distrib
uted over three or four counties. The
company hopes to be ready by next
spring to furnish Arlington and neigh
boring towns with electricity for lights
Pittsburg Miners Win.
Pittsburg, Sept 3. The dispute be
tween the miners and operators of the
Pittsburg district, affecting 18,000
men, was settled tonight at a confer
ence between the operators, the nation
al executive board of the United Mine
workers of America and President
Thomas L. Lewis.
Governor Benson Invited.
Salem There has been received at
the governor's office a copy of the offl
elal call for the fourth annual .session
of the Dry Farming congress at Bil
lings, Mont, October 26", 27 and 28. A
feature of the congress will be gov
ernors' day, when the governor of a
number of the Western states will be
Apple Fair for Hood River,
Hood River The apple growers ot
Hood river valley held a rousing moot
ing at the Coommercia! club rooms last
week for the purpose of forming a per
manent organization, and to lay plans
for an annual apple fair. C. D.
Thompson was elected chairman and
W. II. Walton secretary,
, Coos Plans Own Dredge.
Marsbfield Now that positive an
nouncement has been made that the
government dredge Oregon Is to be .re
moved from this harbor, the port com
mission will probably at once begin
construction of a larger and better
dredge to be used permanently for Im
provements on Coos bay.
Wheat Blucatem, 95c, club, 87c;
red Russian, 8GJ,'c; valley, 90e; Fife,
87c; Turkey red, 87c; fortyfold,80K
Barley Feed, I2C.60 per ton; brew
ing. 127. BO.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$12(316 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $!7(j
18; mixed, $16.60il0.60; alfalfa,
$13.50; clover, $11013; cheat $13
Butter City creamery, extras, 34c
per pound; fancy outside creamery, 29
Q33c; store, 21022c. Butter fat
prices aversgo 1 He per pound undor
regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 30c
Poultry Hens, ICHc per pound;
springs, 17c; rooaters, 9010c; ducks,
young, 14c; geeso, young, 10c; tur
keys, 20; squabs, $1.76(72 per dozen.
Pork Fancy, llffillJic per pound.
Veal Extra, DKffClOc per pound.
Fruita Apples, $1Q(2 26 per box;
peers, $1.2602; peaches, 6Oc0$l,lO
per era to: cantaloupes. $1.6002:
plums, 35090c per tox; watermelons,
lOUic per pound: grapes, 5Oc0$1.76
per crato; casabas, $1.5002 per dozen.
Potatoes J I per sack; sweet pota
toes, 3c per pound.
Onions $1,2I per ssck.
Vegetables Beans. 405c per pound:
cabbage, 10tltfc; cauliflower, 76c
$1.26 per dozen; celery, 6Oc0$l; corn,
16020c; cucumbers, 10026c; onions,
izfttri'ioe; pess, vc per pound; pep
pers, 60lOc; radishes, 16c per dozen;
spinach, 6c per pound; rquash, 5c; to
matoes, 6O0i76c per box.
Hops 1909 contracts, nominal; 1908
crop, 14046c; 1907 crop, lie; 190G
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16023c per
pound; valley, 23025c; mohair,
Cattle Steers, top, 4.6004.60; fair
to good, $404.25; common, $3,7604;
cows, top, $3.4003,66; fair to good,
$3&3.26; common to medium, $2.50(3
z.7o; calves, top, $506,50; heavy,
$3.5034; bulla and stags, $2,703.25:
Sheep Top wethers, $4: fair to
good, $3.6033.75; owes, Jfc less on
an grades; yearlings, best, $4; fair to
good, $3.60(33.76; spring lambs, $6.25
Hogs Best, $8,75; fair to good, $8
08.50; stockers, $67; China fats,
Rett of 7CO Children In Home March
Through Fire to Safety.
New York, Sept I. That seven
little children, Inmates of St. Mnllch's
homo for children, at Iloekaway park,
1., were suffocated In a fire which
destroyed a portion of the home last
night was discovered by firemen today
while digging In the ruins. There
were 760 children in the Institution,
which Is conducted by tho Sisters of
St Joseph, of Brooklyn.
Nearly all the dead were under five
years old. fhe portion of the dormi
tory In which they slept was directly
over the laundry, where the fire was
discovered about 8 o'clock last night
Three hundred and fifty small children
were In their cots on the third and
fourth floors of that wing, and somo
of the older children were attending
prayers In the chapel.
As the alarm sounded the older
children marched from the chapel to
tho board walk along tho beach and the
attendants began carrying the little
children from the floors above. Fire
men assisted In searching the building
and found a few children lingering In
the halls too frightened to leave the
building, but the rescue work had been
conducted wi h such dispatch and cowl
order that it wss believed until today
that all tho children were out of the
building. The Hebrew home, nearby,
with a large number of Inmates, was
saved, all its occupants escaping.
Refuse to Take Moro Pay,
Chicago, Sept I. Tho women ticket
agents on the elevated loop of this city
today refused to accept a raise In
wages. Their action Is ssld to be
without precedent The comnnnv
oitereu an nuvsneo or o cent a day.
Clarence A. Knight, president of tho
company, recently said ho would dis
pense with all women tlckot so lrs as
soon as their wsges were raised to $2
a day. At tho presont women aro uni
ting $1.95 a day and If they accept an
advanco of 5 cents a day It would
bring thorn to the danger lino.
Fuel Oil for Argentina.
Buenos Ayren, Sept. 1. Experi
ments for proving tho valuo of Argen
tina potroloum as locomotlvo fuel have
been successful and It will bo used
also for torpedo boats and destroyers.
Contracts havo been concluded with
tho Germans Krupp, for field guns and
New tork, Sept 4. Preparation
already are on foot tu make the honin
coming of Dr. Frederick A, Cook an
event of national, and possibly Inter
national importance. If pinna outlined
today by members of the Arctic club
are'earrltd out, tho welcome Dr. Cook
will receive In New York will be an
ovation lnhlch city, state and nation
will take part, while prominent rxplnr
ers Cook's former rivals from, alt
parts of the globe, will gather to pay
personal tribute tu hla achievements,
Members of the Arctic club hopm
President Tatl may be present "Such
an honor would bo no more than fit
ting," ono declared, "In view of the
fncl that the explorer has placed the
Stars and Strips on tho apex of the
world ami added terhaw 60,000 square
mil's to the nation's territory."
Among the explorers who are ex
pectrd to take a prominent part are
tho Duke d'Abruul, Dr. Nansen, Cap
tain Ronald Amundsen. General A. W.
Grrelsy, Hear Admiral George Mel
ville, Anthony Flala and Captain Jo.
eph E, Hornier,
Captain Bradley 8. Osborne, secre
tary of the Arctlo club, says the ex
plorer Is not exacted here for several
"He Is dun In Copenhagen In three
dsys," said Captain Osborne, "and If
he came atralght homo would arrive In
New York about the middle of Septem
ber, but his friends believe that he
may make several stop on the way.
For one thing tho geographer and sci
entist of Copenhsgen will tender him
a welcome, lie may go to Christiana
to meet Captain Amundsen discoverer
of the Northwest psasage; It is likely
thai he will visit delirium where he
ha been decorated for his servlres to.
silence and it la scarcely conceivable .
that the British geographical societies t
would allow him to pass them on hi
way home without an Invitation to-Ixndon."
WORRY HARRIMAN LINES.
Wellman Quits Dalloon.
Tromsoe, Norway, Sept. 1 Wal
ter Wellman, who recently mailn n
unsuccessful attempt to reach thn
North Polo In a dirigible balloon, ar
rived here today from Spitzborgen. Ho
has left thrco men to guard tho airship
at tho Spitsbergen camp through tho
Redwood Forests Savod.
Ssn Francisco, Sept l.Tho firo
which has threatened tho giant red
wood forest In tho Yosemlto national
park has boen gotten under control by
tho troops who havo beon n,iiin,. n...
(lames vigorously. Thn iinn t t...
uuujKe connoi now bo ascertained.
Australian Exports of Wool.
Melbourne Sept 1. Tha Dalghotty
Review ssys that tho exportation of
wool this yoar will bo nearly 20,000.
000 pounds, In addition to 600,000 con
sumed in the country. The crop will
be the greatest In .(.tn, .-.J i.
quality is of notablo fineness.
Santa Fo Will Put Fait Train on
Chirsgo, Sept 4. The management
of the Santa F railroad has about de
cided to put Into operation. n new fait
mall and express train to run between
Kansas City and Loa Angeles, with a
view to capturing the bulk of th
Southern California, mail.
This adds another speed war to that
recently declared by th 11)11 roads In
the mail, express and passenger traffic
to the Pacific roost affecting a differ
ent terltory between tho East and Cal
Th entire Southern California mall
la Involved In the move, and this I
said to bring about $1,260,000 annual
revenue to tho railroad. The Santa
Fo and Hock Island. In connection.
with the Southern Pacific, now have
this business about equally divided.
The bulk of this mall comes from
the St Lou I gateway by the Missouri
Pacific The rewelghlng perlpd for all
the territory west of the Missouri river
and west of St. Paul begin next Feb
ruary and on this account every road
in (hit territory Is urging the disposi
tion of tha molls for tho ymrly period
following tUoJQ days' weighing by the
government Formerly tho Santa Fo
carried tho bulk of the Southern Cali
fornia mall, but several years ago the
Missouri Pacific put on a fast train
which captured the mall out of .St
Louis and tho Itock Island nut on It
Golden State Limited, which left Kan
sas City Just after tho arrival of the
hastern mails. At that time the San
ta Fo was not In r position to change
Its schedule to wait for the malls.
Cooke Estate SIO.OOO.OOO.
Honolulu, Sept. 4. Tho will of the
lata Chnrles M. Cookn disposes of but
llttlo proporty, tho bulk of his holding
being the corporation of O. M. Cooke,
limited, Everything Is bequeathed to
tho family. The will asks that tho
property bo not appraised, that no
bond bo required and that the admin
istration do not publish an Inventory
of tho estate. This lattor provision
has been declared llloc-al bv Attorney
General Hemenway, owing to tho In
heritance tax law. Some cstlnintes '
valuo tho Estate ut $10,000,000.
Hammond Is Buying Mine.
Mexico City, Sept 4. A deposit of
$200,000 has been mado In n bank hore
by John Hays Hammond to bind on op
tion on tho Santa Gertrude mine In the
Pachuca district of Hidalcra. Tho pro- f
poiod purchase price is $9,000,000,