Mosier bulletin. (Mosier, Or.) 1909-19??, April 15, 1910, Image 2

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    CHAPTER X I — (Continued.)
The storm lasted for ten hours, and
the weary travelers anxiously watched
for the morning. About daybreak Its
fury seemed to have spent Itself, and
Hatteras accompanied by Bell and Al-
tamont, ventured to leave the tent.
They climbed a hill about 300 feet
high, which commanded a wide view.
But what a metamorphosed region met
their gaze! All the Ice had completely
vanished, the storm had chased away
the winter, and stripped the soli every­
where of Its snow covering.
But Hatteras scarcely bestowed a
glance on surrounding objects; his ea­
ger gaze was bent on the northern
horizon, which appeared shrouded In
black mist.
“ That may very likely be caused by
the ocean,” suggested Clawbonny.
“ You are right. The sea must be
there,” was the reply.
"That tint Is what w* call the blink
of open water," said Johnson.
"Come on, then, to the sledge at
once, and let us get to this unknown
ocean,” exclaimed Hatteras.
Their few preparations were soon
made, and the march resumed. Three
hours afterwards they arrived at the
coast, and shouted simultaneously,
"The sea! the sea!”
"Ay, and open sea!” added Hatteras.
And so It was. The storm had open­
ed with the polar basin, and the loos­
ened packs were drifting In all direc­
tions. The Icebergs had weighed an­
chor, and wero sailing out Into the
open sea.
This new ocean stretched far away
out of sight, and not a single Island or
continent was visible.
A fter a careful survey of the coast.
Hatteras determined to launch
sloop that very day, and to unpack the
sledge, and get everything on board.
By S o’clock nothing more remained to
be done. The sloop lay rocking grace­
fully In the little bay, and all the car­
go was on board except the tent and
what was required for the night's en­
The sight at the sloop suggested to
Clawbonny the propriety of giving A1
lament's name to the little bay. Ills
proposition to that effect met with
unanimous approval, and the port was
forthwith dignified by the title of Al-
tamont harbor.
According to the doctor's calcula­
tions. the travelers were now only
three degrees distant from the pole.
They had gone over 200 miles from
Victoria bay to Altamont harbor, and
were In latitude 87 degrees 6 minutes
and longitude 118 degrees 35 minutes.
Next morning by 8 o’clock all the re­
maining effects were on board, and the
preparations for departure completed.
A quarter of an hour afterward the
little sloop sailed out of Altamont har­
bor, and commenced her voyage of dis­
covery. The wind was favorable, but
there was little of It, and the weather
was positively warm.
Toward evening Hatteras and his
companions lost sight of the coast.
Night came on, though the sun re­
mained Just above the horizon. Since
the departure from Altamont harbor,
the sloop had made one degree fa r­
ther north.
The next day brought no signs of
land; there was not even a speck on
the horizon.
A t length, about 6 In the evening, a
dim, hazy, shapeless sort of mist seem­
ed to rise far away between sen and
sky. It was not a cloud, for It was
constantly vanishing, and then reap­
pearing next minute.
Hatteras was the first to notice this
peculiar phenomenon; but after an
hour's scrutiny through his telescope,
he could make nothing out of It.
All at once, however, some sure In­
dication met his eye, and stretching
out his arm to the horizon, he shouted.
In a clear, ringing voice;
"Ijin d ! land!”
His words produced an electrical e f ­
fect on his companions, and every man
rushed to his side.
"I see It, I see It !” said Clawbonny.
“ Yes, yes, so do I I ” exclaimed John­
“ It Is a cloud,” said Altam ont
"lum dl lan d!" repeated Hatteras, In
tones of absolute conviction.
"Bet us make right for It, then,”
said Hatteras.
It was Impossible longer to doubt
the proximity of the coast. In twen­
ty-four hours, probably, the bold navi­
gators might hope to set foot on Its
untrodden soil. But strange as It was.
now that they » e r e so near the goal
of their voyage, no one showed the
Joy which might have been expected.
Each man sat silent, absorbed In his
own thoughts, wondering what sort of
place this pole must be.
At last sleep overcame the tired men,
and one after another dropped off,
leaving Hatteras to keep watch.
While Hatteras dreamed o f home
and fame, an enormous cloud of an
olive tinge had begun to darken sea
and sky. A hurricane was at hand.
The first blast of the tempest roused
the captain and his companions, and
they were on their feet In an Instant,
ready to meet It. The sea had risen
tremendously, and the ship was toss-
lr 4 violently up and down on the bil­
io s a
Hatteras took the helm again,
and kept a firm hold of It, while John­
son and Bell baled out the water which
was constantly dashlr r over the ship.
This sudden tempest might
seem to such excited men, a stern pro­
hibition against further approach to
the pole; but It needed but a glance
at their resolute faces to know that
they would neither yield to winds nor
waves, but go right on to the end.
For a whole day the struggle Insted.
death threatening them each moment.
The next evening. Just as the fury of
the wave« seemed at Its highest pitch,
there came a sudden calm. The wind
was stilled as If miraculously, and the
sea became smooti* as glass.
Then came a most extraordinary In­
explicable phenomenon.
The fog. wlthour dispersing, became
strangely luminous, and the sloop sail­
ed along In a tone o f electrto lig h t
Mast. aall. and rigging appeared pen­
ciled In black against the prosphor-
recent sky with wondrous distinctness.
The men were bathed In light, and
their faces shone with a fiery glow.
“It Is a phenomenon," replied the
doctor, "seldom met hitherto. I f we go
en, we shall soon get out of this bril­
liant glow and be back In the darkness
and tempest again.”
"W ell, let's go on. come what may.”
said Hatteras.
The doctor was rig h t Gradually the
fog began to lose Its light and then Its
transparency, and the howling wind
tvas heard not far off. A few minutes
more, and the little vessel was caught
In a violent squall, and swept back In­
to the cyclone.
But the hurricane had fortunately
turned a point toward the south, and
left the vessel free to run before the
wind straight toward the pale.
At last they began evidently to near
the couBt.
Strange symptoms were
manifest in the air; the fog suddenly
rent like a curtain torn by the wind;
and for an Instant, like a flash of light­
ning, an Immense column of flame was
seen on the horizon.
The wind suddenly changed to
southeast, and drove the ship back
again from the land.
As Hatteras stood with disheveled
hair, grasping the helm as If welded to
his hand, he seemed the animating
soul of the ship.
All at once a fearful sight met his
Scarcely twenty yards In front was a
great block of Ice coming right to­
wards them, mounting and falling on
the stormy billows, ready to overturn
at any moment and crush them In Its
But this was not the only danger
that threatened the bold navigators.
The Iceberg was packed with white
bears, huddling close together, and e v i­
dently beside themselves with terror.
For a quarter of an hour, which
seemed a whole century, the sloop sail­
ed on In this formidable
sometimes a few yards distant and
sometimes near enough to touch.
The storm now burst forth with re­
doubled fury. The little bark was lift­
ed bodily out of the water, and whirled
round and round with the most frig h t­
ful rapidity. Mast and sail were torn
off. A whirlpool began to form among
the waves, drawing down the ship
gradually by Its Irresistible suction.
All five men stood erect, gazing at
each other In speechless terror. But
suddenly the ship rose perpendicular­
ly, her prow went above the edge of
the vortex, and getting out of the cen­
ter of attraction by her own velocity,
she escaped at a tangent from the c ir­
cumference, and was thrown far be­
yond, swift as a ball from a cannon's
It was 2 o'clock In the morning.
For a few seconds they seemed stu­
pefied, and then a cry of "H a ttera s!"
broke from every lip.
On all sides nothing was visible but
the tempestuous ocean.
"Take the helm, Altamont.” said the
doctor, "and let us try our utmost to
find our poor captain."
Johnson and Bell seized the oars,
and rowed about for more than an
hour; but their search was vain— H at­
teras was lost!
I.ost! and so near the pole. Just as
he had caught sight of the goal!
At such a distance from the coast It
was Impossible Hatteras could reach It
alive, without an oar or even so much
as a spar to help him; If ever he
touched the haven of his desire. It
would be us a swollen,
corpse. .
Longer search wus useless, t^nd noth­
ing remained uut to resume the route
north. The tempest was dying out,
and about 5 In the morning, on the
11th of July, the wind fell, and the sea
gradually became calm. The sky re­
covered Its polar clearness, and less
than three miles away the land ap­
peared In all Its grandeur.
Thb new continent was only an Isl­
and, or, rather, a volcano, fixed like a
lighthouse on the north pole of the
The mountain was In full activity,
pouring out u mass of burning stones
and glowing rock.
Tills enormous rock In the middle of
the sea was 6,000 feet high. Just about
the altitude o f Hecla.
"Can we land?” said the doctor.
“ The wind Is carrying us right to
It," said Altamont.
"Bet us go, then," said Clawbonny,
He had no heart now for anything.
The north polo was Indeed before hls
eyes, but not the man who had dis­
covered It.
As they got nearer the Island, which
was not more than eight or ten miles
in circumference, the navigators no­
ticed u tiny fiord. Just large enough to
harbor their boat, and made toward
It Immediately. They feared their cap­
tain's dead body would meet their eyes
on the coast, and yet It seemed diffi­
cult for a corpse to lie on It. for there
was no shore, and the sea broke on
steep rocks, which wero covered with
cinders above water murk.
At last the little sloop glided gently
Into the narrow opening between two
sandbanks Just visible above the water,
where she would be safe from the vio­
lence of the breakers.
could be moored. Duke began howling
and harking again In the most piteous
"Duke! Duke!” called Clawbonny.
But Duke had already disappeared.
Duka was burking vehemently some
distance off, but hls bark seemed full
of grief rather than fury.
He had
found the body o f Hatteras.
All four rushed forward, In spite of
the blinding cinder dust, and came to
the far end of a fiord, where they dis­
covered the dog harking
rotir-A a
corpse wrapped In the British flag!
H atteras!" cried
doctor, throwing himself beside
body of his friend. But next minute
he started up with an tndcsrrlt>able
cry. and shouted. "A liv e ! a liv e !"
"Y es," said a feeble voice, "yes, alive
at the north pole, on Queen's Island."
For a few minutes the Joy of recov­
ery of their captain filled all their
hearts, and the poor fellows could not
restrain their tears.
The doctor found, on examination,
that Hatteras was not seriously hurt
The wind had thrown him on the coast
where landing was perilous work, but,
after being driven back more than once
Into the sea, the hardy sailor had man­
aged to scramble on to a rock, and
gradually to hoist himself above the
Then he must have become Insensi­
ble, for he remembered nothing more
except rolling himself In hls flag. He
only awoke to consciousness with the
loud barking and caresses o f hls faith­
ful Duke.
A fter a little Hatteras was able to
stand up, supported by the doctor, and
tried to get back to the sloop.
He kept exclaiming, "The pole! the
north pole!”
He had become quite delirious with
exoltement, and fever burned la hls
veiue. m e eyes shone with unnatural
brilliancy, and hls brain seemed on
Are. Perfect rest was what he most
needed, for the doctor found It Impos­
sible to quiet him.
Altamont speedily discovered a grot­
to composed of rocks which had so
fallen as to form a sort of cave. John­
son and Bell carried In provisions and
gave the dogs their liberty.
But Hatteras would do nothing till
the exact position of the Island was
ascertained; so the doctor and A lta ­
mont set to work with their Instru­
ments, and found that the exact lati­
tude of the grotto was 89 degrees 50
minutes 15 seonds.
The 90 degrees of latitude was then
only about three-quarters of a mile
off, or Just about the summit of the
When the result was given to H at­
teras, he had a formal document drawn
up to attest the fact, and two copies
made, one of which should be deposited
on a cairn on the Island.
Clawbonny was the scribe, and In­
dited the following document, a copy
of which Is now among the archives of
the Royal Geographical Society of L on ­
"On this 11th day of July. 1861. In
north latitude 89 degrees 50 minutes 15
seconds, was discovered Queen’s Island
at the north pole, by CapL Hatteras,
commander of the brig Forward of
Liverpool, who signs this, as also all
hls companions.
"W hoever may find this document Is
requested to forward It to the adm iral­
"(S ig n e d .)
"John Hatteras, Commander of the
"Dr. Clawbonny.
"Altamont, Commander of the Por
"Johnson, Boatswain.
"Bell, Carpenter."
A fte r the party made themselves a*,
comfortable as they could, and lay
down to sleep.
(T o be continued.)
Doings of the World at Large
Told in Brief.
G en era l R e su m e o f Im p o rta n t E v e n ts
P re se n te d in C o n d e n s e d F o rm
f o r O u r B u s y R e a d e rs.
Prof. W. G. Sumner, o f Yale, is
dead at the age o f 70 years.
Senator La Follette calls the rail­
road merger a Morgan deal.
A Chicago girl of 10 years has given
birth to a fine girl baby and both are
doing well.
A Washington farmer was fleeced of
$10.000 on a sure thing race game in
San Francisco.
Chicago women strongly resent the
alleged slur in the census rules that
"housewifery” is not an occupation.
Roosevelt has accepted an invitation
from Pinchot to speak before the na­
tional conservation congress the com­
ing summer.
A party o f Alaskans claim to have
climbed Mt. McKinley and found no
trace o f the records Dr. Cook claims
to have deposited there.
A wealthy widow o f Hannibal, Mo.,
was found dead in a trunk.
She was
very timid and nervous and is believed
to have hid in the trunk and suffo­
A Nova Scotia man who had been off
a farm only twice in his life, was ex­
onerated for stealing some goods in a
E dw ards .Started as M in ister fo r store, as he evidently did not know it
M exico, but N ev e r Got There.
was wrong to take what he needed.
The experience of Charles R. Crane
An 18-year old girl of San Francisco,
with the mission to China recalls the
noted for her beauty, is in the hospi­
case of the almost forgotten Ninlan
tal, with one eye destroyed, the other
Edwards, who started out as United
badly injured and her face and neck
States minister to Mexico, but never
fearfully burned by sulphuric acid, be­
reached the capital of the sister re­
lieved to have been thrown by a young
man whose attentions she had refused.
Edwards had been United States
Roosevelt and Pinchot spent an en­
Senator from Illinois, and Monroe
near the close of hls second term gave tire day together at Porto Maurizio,
him the Mexican mission, says the Italy.
New York Sun. The country was then
Colorado cattlemen threaten war if
nearing the end of the so-called era Utah sheepmen invade their grazing
of good feeling, and Edwards had been grounds.
contributing hls share to the political
Governor Hughes, of New York,
discord of that curious time by writ­ calls for an immediate investigation
ing letters signed “ A. B." In a Wash­ into corrupt legislative practices.
ington newspaper published in the In­
A Seattle man, as a memorial to his
terest of Calhoun. These letters ac­
cused William H. Crawford, secretary dead son, has given $100,000 in land
of the treasury, of corrupt practices and cash to establish a sanitarium to
fight tuberculosis.
In office, and they were Intended to
The Supreme court o f the United
kill ofT Crawford as a candidate for
president. Calhoun himself was the States has ordered a rehearing o f the
subject of similar attacks Instigated cases against the Standard Oil and
by Crawford, but he easily disproved Tobacco trusts, on account o f the death
o f Chief Justice Brewer.
Edwards arranged that after he had
I t is planned to have the face and
started for hls post In Mexico the “ A. figure o f the late Thomas F. Walsh, the
B." letters should be sent to the Colorado “ silver king,” carved in he­
House of Representatives as the basis roic size on the face o f an immense
of Impeachment proceedings' against cliff which overlooks the famous Camp-
Crawford, and It was then that the bird mine at Ouray. The mine laid the
authorship of the letters became foundation o f the Walsh fortune.
known. In transmitting them to the
A New York man sutbbed his toe
Speaker of the House Edwards avowed against a small oblong package in front
himself their author and added to the o f a Sixth avenue jewelry shop and
charges already made public others on opening it, found a $10,000 diamond
that were sufficient as ground for Im­ necklace. He read the advertisements
and received from the owner just half
Crawford at the time lay 111 at its value as a reward for his honesty.
home, having been attacked with par­
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., will leave
alysis about four months earlier, In his work in the carpet factory at
September, 1823, and left In such con­ Thompsonville on June 1 to prepare
dition that he transacted much of hls for his marriage to Miss Eleanor A lex­
business as Secretary of the Treasury ander, in New York City on June 20.
by proxy. The attack In the House Young Roosevelt is now doing execu­
had been made by Edwards at such a tive work in the main office of the
time as made It difficult for Crawford factory. Following his marriage he
to prepare a defense before the polit­ will become district manager for the
ical campaign of 1824 was finished.
company at its San Francisco head­
Hls friends rallied to hls aid and quarters.
asked that Edwards be fetched back.
Premier Asquith dreads to involve
The House accordingly sent the ser­ the king in the Irish controversy.
geant-at-arms after the minister and
Eleven sections of fine fruit land in
he was overtaken near New Orleans.
He came back 1,500 miles to Washing­ Eastern Oregon will soon be opened to
ton In the custody of the sergeant-at- entry.
Crawford meanwhile had got togeth­
er a mass of evidence on hls side and
Edwards completely failed to make
good hls charges, so that a committee
of which Daniel Webster and John
Randolph were members unanimously
reported In vindication of the accused
Although Edwards had had a long,
honorable and successful public career
as a Judge In Kentucky and as terri­
torial Governor of Illinois, and then
as Senator, this affair was hls ruin In
national politics. It wns known that
Crawford had fought two duels and
killed hls man In one of them, and
maybe this fact was taken Into account
by the public In estimating the qual­
ity of Edwards' performance In mak­
ing an attack upon a physically dis­
abled man and hastening to a distant j
land Just when hls shnre In the matter
should become known.
At any rate, such a storm of con­
tempt broke upon him that he resign­
ed hls appointment to Mexico and re­
turned to Illinois. He was then under
50, but he took no further part In
national politics, though he had a sort
of vindication at home hy hls election
as Governor of Illinois. He died less j
than ten years after this affair. Craw-1
ford, the Invalid, outlived him by
about a year.
The incident between Roosevelt and
the Vatican at Rome may cause the re­
moval o f the papal secretary, Merry de
Dr. Hollis B. Frissell, o f the Rocke­
feller Sanitary commission, says hook­
worm infection is spread largely by
Southern people going barefooted.
A duel between ex-Premier Count
W itte and General Kuropatkin, com­
mander-in-chief o f the Russian forces
in the war with Japan, has been avert­
ed through an explanation by the form­
Smugglers o f Chinese and opium
have been driven out of Southern Cali­
fornia and are beieved to have trans­
ferred their operations to Northwest
coast cities.
Miss Anna Morgan, daughter o f J.
Pierpont Morgan, attracted much at­
tention at Pasadena by going for a
three-hour cross-country horseback ride
arrayed in a "pants suit” riding habit.
D. C. Jacklin, a Salt Lake million­
aire, has bought E. H. Harriman’s
Pelican Lodge property on Klamath
lake. Oregon. He will carry out the
plans of Harriman for making a sum­
mer resort o f the pllace.
Harry Thaw's mother, though aged
Scot— A Bohemian is a chap who and worn, still continues her fight for
borrows a dollar from you and then her wayward son.
invites you to lunch with him.
Chicago police will exercise strict
Mott—Wrong. A Bohemian Is a fel-1 censorship over bathing costumes worn
low who Invites himself to lunch with at lake beaches this season.
you and borrows a dollar.— Boston i
Rural carriers at Walla Walla are
quitting because of the small pay, and
W e ll Deflned.
no one seems to want the places.
"Dad. what sort of a bureau Is s
matrimonial bureau V
New York saloons sell wood alcohol,
“ Oh. any bureau that has live draw-! and four persons who drank it died,
era full of women's fixings and one while several others are totally blind.
man's tie In It.” — Houston Cost.
Where and when the Pittsburg graft
Beet W e i l Uet.
probe ends is "contingent,” to quote
"Well, the proofs are out*
District Attorney Blakely, on develop­
"Of the pole discovery T"
ments. Mr. Blakely has spread his
"N o ; o f the bookT— Kansas City net and is waiting for more men to
“ come in and confess,” as a result o f
T h e lungs of an adult human being the intimations contained in the grand
jury presentment.
have 175,000,000 cel*
K «iv
Attacks of the ship subsidy lobby are
resented warmly by members o f the
house committee.
D eflnltlon.
F A R M E R F L E E C E D O F *1 0 ,0 0 0
W a sh in g to n M a n P la y s ‘‘S u r e T h in g ”
R a c e s in S a n F ra n c isc o .
Los Angeles, Cal., April 13.— Louis
Guilbert, aged 55, a rancher, of Ellens-
M A Y W A T E R 3 ,0 0 0 A C R E S .
burg, Wash., appealed to the police of
Los Angeles today for assistance in re­ O w n e r s Plan to B u ild D a m and Re
covering $10,000 which he declared he i
claim V a lu ab le Lan d .
uad lost yesterday on a fake wire-tap-1 Condon — Although Gilliam county
ping scheme in a poolroom in San Frau- j has been considered entirely a dry
cisco. Not until Guilbert reached this farming country, steps are now being
city, in flight to escape arrest, as he taken to put upwards of 3,000 acres
supposed, did he learu that he had been . o f splendid land under irrigation. Thi
j land is in the Rock creek valley and
some o f it is irrigated at present in a
Guilbert arrived in San Francisco on |
It has
April 4, according to his story, with j small but unsatisfactory way.
some cash and a bank book showing the already proved extremely valuable for
posit of $10,000 in an Ellensburg bank raising alfalfa and fruit, but, owing to
— the proceeds of the sale of his ranch, the fact that Rock creek goes dry each
which he bad just consummated. He | year, the farmers feel that a more ex-
made the acquaintance of two men, tei b ve and reliable system is neces­
who gave their names as Lane and Me-1 sary.
Guire. The latter took him to a place
An excellent site for a dam w ill be
on Market street, which ha describes secured at D evil’s Gate, where prac­
as a poolroom.
tically perpendicular rock walls 150
There they made several wagere on
the Emeryville races on different days, feet high stand close enough for a dam
Lane and McGuire drawing down $1500 to be constructed easily. The area of
as the winnigs on a single bet. Guil­ the basin is sufficient to irrigate thous­
bert was informed that his companions ands of acres throughout the dry sea­
had won so persistently because they son.
had "tap p ed ” the wires to Emeryville
A t a mass meeting o f the Rock
and learned the result of races in ad­ creek residents held in Condon a com­
vance of the poolrooms
He was let mittee was appointed to perfect an or­
in on what was to be the final big ganization to carry out this project and
to inquire into its feasibility.
An en­
The Ellensburg man drew upon his
gineer w ill examine the site and re­
home bank for the entire $10,000,
while Lane and McGuire pretended in ports will be made at a future meet­
the meantime to place that sum for him ing.
The project w ill cost in the neigh­
in a single wager. Soon after he was
told that he had won $18,000, but that borhood o f $60,000, which w ill be
before drawing his winnings he would raised by issuing 10-year bonds and
have to deposit the amount of the assessing the land improved.
It will
original bet.
mean a cost of practically $20 an acre
Guilbert surrendered the $10,000 to but will enhance the value of the land
his companions. The latter engaged in many times that amount.
a quarrel over the division of their own
winnings, and while this dispute was at
its height the place was raided by sup­
posed detectives. Guilbert and the two
confidence men escaped by a side door W ill C o n n e c t E ugen e, S p rin g fie ld , S iu -
and the rancher was hurried to the
sla w and M c K in z ie Valley.
ferry, where he was supplied with a
ticket to Los Angeles on last night’s
Eugene— Chief Engineer Fornert, of
Owl trains. It was hurriedly arranged the Lane County Asset company, of
that he, Lane and McGuire should meet this city, which announces that it will
in Tucson, Ariz., and divide their build a system o f electric railways in
this vicinity, inclduding a line between
The rancher became uneasy on the
Eugene and Springfield, one to the
way down and confided in the train
conductor. The latter advised him to Siuslaw and perhaps to Coos bay, also
return to San Francisco at once and in­ up the McKenzie valley, has begun the
form the police. He was given the work o f surveying for the line between
same advice at the local station and re­ the two cities. The line w ill extend
turned north tonight. In the mean­ east on West Fifteenth street through
time the San Francisco police were no­ the suburb o f Fairmount to the city
tified of the affair by wire.
limits, then turn north to the river,
which w ill be spanned with a first class
double track steel bridge.
The road
will then make a circle to the north
A c tio n o f S u p re m e C o u r t T e m p o r a r i­ and east and enter Springfield by way
o f its northern limits, passing through
ly L im its P ro se c u d o n s .
a thickly settled farming community.
Washington, April 13.— One effect of i
F. B. Kidder and John Baird, rail­
the postponement of a decision by the road men o f experience, who resigned
Supreme Court in the Standard Oil and
positions with the Minneapolis Rapid
Tobacco Trust cases will be to defer
action by the Department of Justice Transit company, o f Minoneapolis,
against those combinations or trusts Minn., to promote this system of
believed to be operating in violation roads, are directing operations and
of the Sherman anti-trust law. This they claim to have the best o f backing.
holds good where the vital points of Engineer Fornert also resigned as chief
attack on such corporations are similar engineer of the same company to ac­
to those in the suits awaiting settle­ cept this position. They promise that
work on the bridge w ill begin this sum­
In the broad area of the law not cov­ mer and that the line will be in opera­
ered by the Standard Oil and the To­ tion between the two cities early next
bacco Trust cases, there is considerable
room for operation and where there is year.
sufficient evidence of the existence of
combinations in restraint of trade and M a s o n s D ed icate T e m p le A p ril 20 .
Roseburg— The Masonic temple will
an agreement to fix prices, prosecutions
will continue. This attitude of the be dedicated with appropriate ceremon­
Government was made plain in Admin­ ies April 20. The dedication ceremon­
istration circles today.
ies w ill be conducted by the officers of
On the judicial interpretation of tho the grand lodge o f Oregon. Owing to
word "m onopoly” by the Supreme the large membership o f the order in
Court in the big cases hinges the the state, it has made it necessary for
method of procedure by the Depart­
the local lodge to lim it invitations.
ment of Justice in its future action in
important trust prosecutions.
That Between 500 and 600 Masons and their
word is said never to have been de­ wives and members of the various
fined adequately in English jurispru­ Eastern Star lodges are expected to be
present. Invitations will be extended
An important matter in which the to every lodge o f Masons and Eastern
Attorney-General has deferred action Star in the county, as well as to the
pending a decision in the Standard Oil lodges o f Grants Pass and Eugene.
and Tobacco Trust cases, is the inves­
tigation into the complaints of tho
Ice Plant at Lu g e n e .
American Federation of Labor against
The Weinhard estate has
the United States Steel Corporation.
What, if any, other cases are being purchased the Eugene vinegar factory,
held back pending the court’s decision and will at once install a large and up
is not stated. In issues likes the al­ to date ice manufacturing plant.
leged window glass combine against price paid for the property is $6,500.
which indictments were recently ob­ The lot has a frontage of 160 feet on
tained in Pittsburg and those similar the railroad tracks, and is approximate­
to the Northern Securities case, the de­ ly 100 feet deep, although it is irreg­
partment expects to continue prosecu­ ular, varying at one end from less than
100 feet to over 100 feet at the other.
An ice plant of 25 tons capacity will be
E m o a r g o W ill G o on Pulp.
Quebec, April 13.— That the Province installed at once. In conection with
of Quebec soon will prohibit the ex­ the new ice plant, the estate will in­
portation of wood pulp cut on the stall a cold storage plant.
crown lands of the province to the
B u ild in g B o o m at Leb a non .
United States was announced in the
legislature this afternoon by Premier
Lebanon— The year closing April 1
Gouin. The Premier said: " W e have marked the greatest epoch in the his­
not spoken of this question during the tory of Lebanon. The year has w it­
early part of the session, because when
nessed the greatest building activity,
the session opened a tariff war was
threatened between Canada and the there having been completed about 70
United States. We have the right to dwellings. The coming summer will
prohibit the exportation of pulp woods. see greater things even than the past
Within a few days an order will there has seen. There are now assured five
fore be passed by the council to this business houses, a $12,000 city hall, a
concrete laundry building and a large
sawmill soon to be in operation. There
S w it c h m e n ’s S t rik e Off.
are rumors o f other enterprises.
St. Paul, April 13.— The strike of the
switchmen on thirteen railroads in tho
G ra ve l Fa m in e E n d s at Albany.
Northwest, which began November 30
Albany— Councilman Miller has se­
last, was officially declared off tonight cured permission from United States
after the votes of the men on the ques­ Chief Engineer McAdoo to take gravel
tion of continuing the strike had been from the bed o f the river at Albany.
counted. There were 2043 votes cast, The government had previously forbid­
1653 voting to end the strike and 390 den the taking o f gravel from the river
voting to continue it. The men who bed, which made it extremely difficult
can secure work will go back uncondi­ for local contractors to obtain concrete
building material
tionally. Since the strike began the
railroads have raised the wages of the
L e b a n o n Is G ro w in g .
switchmen 3 cents an hour.
Lebanon — The Lebanon postoffice
A c tr e s s R e ca lls M u rd e r.
made a fine showing for the past year.
The increase of the business over the
preceding year was 34.4 per cent.
The heavy increase was made mostly
during the last six months of the year.
March o f this year was just 47.1 per
cent greater than for March of last
Washington, April 13.— Having stood
as a young actress on the stage only s
few feet from the spot where Lincoln
was assassinated in Ford's Theater on
the night of April 14, 1865, Miss Jen­
nie Gourlay, now a gray haired woman,
has returned to Washington for the
first time since that eventful night and
visited the spot where the tragedy oc­
B ig V e s s e l W ill Be Built.
curred. On the night of Lincoln’s
Marshfield—The Simpson Lumber
death. Miss Gourlay played the part of company, o f North Bend, has announ­
Mary Trenehard, in the drama, "O u r
ced that it will build a big new vessel
American Cousin.”
for carrying lumber from the Simpson
mills. She w ill be one o f the best
R o o se ve lt to H u n t in E ngland .
lumber carriers in the coastwise trade,
London, April 13.— What to Mr. and will have a capacity o f 1,000,000
Roosevelt probably will be one of the
most interesting features of his tour of
England is the planned visit to the
School Population Increases.
Northumberland home o f 8ir Edward
The Dalles— The last monthly report
The Foreign Secretary who,
while retaining his grasp upon the o f the city superintendent o f schools
world of polities has gained some fame showed the total enrollment for the
as a sportsman, has invited the former past month to have been 965, an in­
President to spend a few days with crease o f 48 over the number enrolled
| for the same month last year.
P R IC E IS $ 2 ,2 0 0 A N A C R E .
H ood
R iv e r A p p le L a n d S e t s
H ig h R e c o r d Sale .
Hood R iv e r— The prediction that
Oregon orchard land would sell for
better than $2,000 an acre this year
came sooner than was expected here,
when Rede S. Delano, an Eastern man,
paid $14,400 for six and one-half acres
o f 8-year-old trees.
The price per acre is a little better
than $2,200, and reaches a mark $300
higher than the best previous price,
which was obtained a week or two ago,
when ten acres here were sold for $19,-
The orchard was purchased
through B. E. Duncan & Co. Dr.
Stanton Allen, a retired physician,
who came here several years ago and
went into apple growing. The land is
situated on the east side o f the valley.
In addition to buying the acreage o f
bearing orchard, Mr. Delano bought
seven acres of brush land adjoining,
for which he paid $528 an acre.
is also the record price for unimproved
land at Hood River.
His total invest­
ment for the 13 acres is $18,000. Dr.
Allen still has 15 acres o f bearing or­
chard which he w ill retain.
Deal M e a n s Irrig a tio n o f T h o u s a n d s
o f A c r e s o f R ic h Lan d .
Baker City— One of the most im­
portant irrigation deals in Eastern Ore­
gon was closed when the Eastern Ore­
gon Land company, which is controlled
by Balfour, Guthrie & Co., completed
the deal for the purchase o f a one-half
interest in the Eldorado ditch.
property was bought through John
Thomsen, formerly owner o f the Red
Boy mine, who held an option from the
First National bank o f Carroll, Iowa,
owner of the property. The price paid
was $12,500.
State Senator Hart, who conduc­
ted the negotiations for the land com­
pany, announced that they would use
the water in irrigating several thous­
and acres of land in Malheur county, of
which they have recently secured con­
trol. It is also probable that some
water may be sold to ranchers along
the line, as they have been depending
on the water for some time.
wheat yield o f Eastern Oregon w ill be
increased several thousand bushels by
this deal.
M a y B e S t a r tin g on
O r e g o n E a ste rn .
Ontario— Healan Bros, have a con­
tract on the Brogan reservation on
lower W illow creek, and indications to
confirm the persistent report that they
are to work on the Oregon Eastern is
the fact that Harriman surveyors are
rushing cross section work from Vale
west. Healan’s outfit was taken to
Vale by a special immediately on its
arrival here. The heavy outfit resem­
bles railroad graders instead of ditch
builders, and 150 teams are included.
Build M o d e l R o a d In Lane.
Eugene — The work of building the
model road between Eugene and Spring-
field has begun.
John McElroy, the
expert road builder from Portland, has
a force o f men at work at the west ap­
proach o f the wagon bridge across the
river from Springfield. A fte r that is
finished the crew w ill work toward Eu­
gene and it is expected that the work
will be completed early in the summer.
Special attention will be given to the
construction of the rbad along the
places where the river overflows in the
winter time.
R. R. S u r v e y o r s T o w a r d C o a st.
Eugene— People living near the sum­
mit of the Cascade mountains report
that a party o f Hill railroad surveyors
have crossed the summit o f the moun­
tains by way of the McKenzie pass,
working toward Eugene.
It is be­
lieved that they are making the pre­
liminary survey for a railroad to be
built by Hill, connecting the Willam­
ette valley and Coos hay with the Ore­
gon Trunk via Eugene.
Wheat—-Track prices— Bluestem, 96
(d99c; club, 930795c; red Russian, 92c;
valley, 98c.
Barley— Feed and brewing, $24.50(d)
26 per ton.
Corn— Whole, $34; cracked, $35 ton.
Hay—Track prices— Timothy, W il­
lamette valley, $20(021 per ton; East­
ern Oregon, $23(9/24; alfalfa, $16.50@
17.50; grain hay, $17(0:18.
Oats— No. 1 white, $27.50(0 28.50
per ton.
Fresh Fruits— Apples, $l(d'2.50 box;
cranberries, $8(o9 barrel.
Potatoes — Carload buying prices:
Oregon, 500:60c per hundred; sweet
potatoes, 31074c.
Vegetables— Asparagus, 3(0 8c; head
lettuce, 75cfd)$1.25 per dozen; hothouse
lettuce, 50c(d$l box; horseradish, 807
10c per pound; green onions, 15c doz.;
radishes, 30c dozen; rhubarb, 31074c
per pound; spinach, $1 per box;
sprouts, 9c per pound; turnips, $1 per
sack; rutabagas, $1071.25; carrots,
85c(o$l; beets, $10/1.25; parsnips, 50
Onions— Oregon, $1.75 per hundred.
Butter— City creamery extras, 33c;
fancy outisde creamery, 320/33c per
pound; store, 20c. Butter fat prices
average 11c per pound under regular
butter prices.
Eggs— Fresh Oregon ranch, 25(d26c
per dozen.
Pork— Fancy, 1307131c per pound.
Veal— Fancy, 120/121c per pound.
Lambs— Fancy, 150716c per pound.
Poultry — Hens, 190720c; broilers,
27/-/28c; ducks. 221(o23c; geese, 121c;
turkeys, live, 200722c; dressed, 25c;
squat«, $3 per dozen.
Cattle — Best steers, $7077.25; fair
to good steers, $6/«/6.25; strictly good
cows, $5.75076; fair to good cows, $5
(-75.50; light calves, $6(o7; heavy
calves. $4-/5; bulls, $40/5.25; stags.
$4.5(Vo 5.50.
Sheep — Best wethers. $7.75078.90;
fair to good wethers, $70/7.50; good
lambs, $80/12.
Hogs—Top. $11.100/11.25; fair to
good. $100711.
Hope -1909 crop, 160/18c, according
to quality; olds, nominal; 1910 con­
tacts, 150716c.
Wrol — Eastern Oregon, 140717c
pound' valley, 8-7 12c; mohair^ choice,
27)07 28 )c.