WBEKLT -A-STID SEMI-WEE
Vol. XVIIL-No. 17.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, AUGUST 5. 1905.
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PROFESSOR McADIE FINDS IT
IS HIGHER THAN MOUNT
WHITNEY IN CALIFORNIA.
Outside of Peaks in Alaska, it reach
es Farther above the clouds
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Than Any Other in the
United States Alti
tude Is 14,53o feet.
Portland, August 2. Portland
Oregonian: By baromet-ical meas
urements made by A. G. McAdie,
of the San Francisco weather bu
reau, the dispute over which is the
highest mountain in the United
States has beensettled. It has been a
question whether Mount Rainier,
in Washington, or Mount Whitney,
in Galifounia, is the higher. Mr.
McAdie and other scientists have
just returned from Mount Rainier,
where as leaders lor members of the
Sierra, Mazamas and Appalachian
mountain-climbing clubs, they col
lected much valuable data on scien
tific subjects that have long been
in dispute. Mr. McAdie arrived in
Portland yesterday morning, and
other members of the Sierra club
will arrive today.
Barometers used in measuring
the mountain are the fame as those
used in measuring MountWhitney,
so there can be no doutt that the
comparisons in heights are correct.
Eight barometrical readings taken
on Mount Whitney two years ago
agister 17,6900 inches; four read
ings taken at the top of Mount
Rainier la-t week register. i7. 632 or
17.676. Which of the two readings
are exactly correct must be determ
ined after corrections are made for
grovity, water vaporetc.
Mr. McAdie and other rcientists
are fully convinced that ' Mount
Rainier is now the highest in the
Uuited States, outside of Alaska.
The difference in height will be
hardly enough lor Washington to
crow over, but they can boatt of
between 10 and 20 feet difference.
The official height of Mount Whit
ney is 14,515 feet, lhe height of
Mount Rain nr. as measured by Mr.
McAdie and Professor Le Contc, of
the University of California, is 14,-
53o feet, although before adjust
ments are made they will be unable
10 give the exact figures. There
may be a difference of two or three
feet either way. Mr. McAdie ex
pects to have completed hie investi
gations eo that exact figures can be
given in about six weeks. Sea lev
el reading will be taken at Portland,
as Mr. McAdie has come to the con
elusion that conditions are more
favorable here then they are at
Seattle or Tacoma. The barometer
readings taken at the summit of the
mountain will be corrected here for
gravity, water vapor, latitude and
mean temperature of the a;r.
Mr. McAdie praised the work of
the late Professor McCiure, of Eu
gene, when talking of previous mer
curial barometer measurements on
Mount Rainier. Professor Mc
Ciure wasthe nrst man to take a
scientific measurement of the moun
tain, and his readings do not differ
to a great extent from those of Mr.
McAdie and Professor Le Conte.
McCiure lost his life on Moui t
Rainier in 1897 while looking for a
safe passageway for companion and
although bis body was never recov
ered, his readings were preserved.
Professor McClure's barometrical
notes give the height of Mount
Rainier as 14,528 feet, his barome
ter registered 1 7.7o8 inches. Anoth
er measurement of the mountain,
made by a geological survey elves
the height at 14,521.
Measurements were also made of
Pinnacle Rock, on Mount Rainier,
and it was found that its height
was greatly overestimated.
Mr. McAdie gives the height of
Pinnacle Rock is 7,ooo feet instead
of 9,ooo feet, as has been claimed.
That it would be hard to boil
beans at the sammit of Mount Rain
ier Is proved by Mr. McAdie, who
said that the.boiling point Register
ed by a Centigrade thermometer
was 86.384 degrees, and by the
Fahrenheit thermometer 186 de
grees, a difference of 26 degrees
from the boiling point at sea level,
where water boils at 212 degrees
Mr. McAdie has brought S3veral
tubes with him, which were sealed
before leaving the summit. These
will be tested to determing if there
be any peculiar electrical properties
at those heights, for barometric
measurements of pressure, and also
to determine'the dew point or hu
midity of the atmosphere. The at
mosphere at the summit of the
mountain is very dry, there not be
ing more than thirty per cent, of
moisture. The air is also very
cold, and on July 25, when the
thermometer registered 87 degrees
in Portland, it registered 39 degrees
on Mount Rainier."
Mr. McAdie says that the trip of
I the three clubs to the summit was
successful in every way, and no ac
cidents happened to mar the jour
Seaside Excursion to Newport
SUNDAY AUG 6, 1905
GLOVE CONTEST SAT 5
Young Fitzsimmons vs
Gorvallis vs. Newport
DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO
BLOW UP SEATTLE PRIS
ON BY JACK CHESTERFIELD.
Numerous attractions, including
surf bathing, boating, ball game,
at 2 p. m., Sunday trip to Seal
Rocks, str. "Lorens", hunting,
Don't forget the Boxing Contest
on Saturday evening, Aug. 5.
Train leaves Albany at 7:30; Cor-
vallis, 8 a. m. Returning leaves
Newport 5 p. m.
Fare from Corvallis, $1.50.
Three-day fare, $2,50 good
turning on Excursion train.
Redding, Cal., July 29. Locked
up in the vaults 01 one 01 tne banks
of Redding is a flag that is second
in historic importance to Californi-
ans only to the bear nag that is so
jfaloasly guarded by Pacific Coast
pioneers, lhe nag referred to is
the one that General John C. Fre
mont unfurled from the summit of
the Rocky Mountains in 1841, when
he and his small party was on their
way to California before the Mexi
The bannei is the property of P.
M. Reardon, managing director of
the Bully Hill mine at Djlmar. It
was given to him a few years ago
by Mrs. John C. Fremont herself.
It was made by her own bands on
the eve of her husband's pathfind
ing expedition to the West. The
flag differs from the ordinary m
blem only in the field, on which is
wrought a lame American eagle,
done in embrofdery of great delica
cy and beauty. About the eagle
are clustered the 26 stars that in
1841 represented the states in the
Union. Oq the reveree side of the
flag is pinned a silk scarf bearing
the inscription in golden letters:
Rocky Mountains, in I84I."
The banner is io a fairly good
state of preservation, considering
its age. . Mr. Reardon, the owner, is
jealous of its care and keeps it lock
ed up in a bank vault. He brought
it to Redding a few weeks ago, when
he arrived from New York to take
the management of the Bully Hill
Fights With Police Hose Turned
Into Cell Which Is Flooded
While Prisoner Puts Bullet
Into His Head Wife
ons to Him.
Seattle, Aug 2. A desperate at
tempt to blow up the county jail,
resulting in the "black hole" being
blown to atoms, was made early
this morning by Jack Chesterfield,
a prisoner about to be taken to
Walla Walla to serve a sentence for
criminal assault. Chesterfield then
opened fire upon the officers and
held them at bay. The fire depart
ment was called and the big hose
turned upon the prisoner, nearly
drowning bim, and he turned the
revolver upon himself, inflicting a
Chesterfield's wife yesterday smug,
gled in five sticks of dynamite and
two revolvers to her husband. At
4 o'clock this morning Chesterfield
tuuehed off the dynamite, tearing
a huge hole in the cell. Guards
rushed to the scene, but Chester
field held them at bay until the po
lice and fire departments were sent
for, when be attempted to commit
suicide, firing a bullet into hie
head, just above the right ear. He
is now lying mortally wounded at
When the explosion occurred
Jailer Wi6e and other deputies
rushed to that section of the jail.
As the officers came in sight Ches
terfield opened fire on them, shoot
ing six times. He himself was com
pletely barricaded and the jailers
did not get to him an! were com
pelled to seek cover. While one of
them watched the entrance to the
hospital wark, through which it
feared Chepterfield would escaped,
others telephoned to police head
quarters. Patrolman Carlton, Jailer Grif
fifth and Driver Cane answered the
call in the patrol wagon. When
they arrived the dark cell was en
veloped in smoke and the police im
mediately called the fire depart
ment. ' A company was sect from
Terry avenue station and ran a line
of hose into the jail. Water was
turned into the cell and Chester
field was drowned out. When the
cell was two feet deep in water and
the prisoner drenched be surrend
Just as'the water was turned in,
the report of a revolver was heard.
This was when Chesterfield held
the weapon to his head and tried
to murder himself. Even though
he inflicted what is believed to be a
fatal wound, Chesterfield's game-
ness keDt mm on nis leer, ana ne
merely leaned against the side of
the cell. Jail Physician Dr. Crook
ordered the injured man taken to
Wayside Emergency hospital.
Two sticks of dynamite weie dis
charged, and they tore a ho'e in
the ceiling big enough for two men
to crawl through The hole opets
into an empty vault in tbe county
assessor's office. In one corner of
the cell waB found three more sticks
of dynamite and some fuse which
had not been used. Two revolvers
that Chesterfield had dropped were
also found in the cell, as were two
saws used by the prisoner to saw
through iron bars.
Early last evening the Jailers
discovered another plan Chester
field had made to escape. He was
to be taken to the state penitentiary
today to Berve three years for crim
inal assault on a 16-year-old girl.
The Yale look in his cell had een
so worn by continual rubixing
against the iron bars that one on
tbe inside could easily push the
door open. This was remedied, hut
seemingly Chesterfield's cell was
not thorougsly searched. Two sa V9
were found, but no dynamite 01 re
volvers discovered. It is believed
that the dynrmite was conceal r)
about Cherterfield's clothes and that
he waited till 4 o'clock, when ne
expected the jailers would be rff
guard, to make bis bold break for
Chesterfield is one of the most
desperate prisoneis ever confined in
the county jail. He has several
times almost beaten to death other
prisoners confined in the jail and it
became necessary to confine him
alone in a cell.
Yesterday Chesterfield boasted that
he never would be taken to prhou
alive. He believed then that l is
plan to blow up the jail would suc
ceed. Chesterfield was secretly
married three wetks ago and his
wife has had unlimited privileges
visiting him. This far-' thejaihrs
say. accounts for Chesterfield's pos
session of the saws, Dynamste and
The same woman helped bim to
years ago to escape at Vonconver,
B. C., by, smuggling pepper into his
cell with which he blinded tbe
Harvesting has commenced in
earnest. Fail grain is all cut and
in the shock.
Humphrey & Perin threehirg
machine started operations Mon
day. The Reader machine starttd
a few days later.
While in tbe act of unhitching a
team, George Starr was kicked in
the breast by one of tbe horses and
knocked down. Had he not been
close to the team he might havH
been seriously hurt. As it was he
was pretty badly shaken up.
Ot Taylor and family are at tbe
bay. It is hoped that the fresh air
and change will benefit Mrs. Tay
lor who has been in poor health
The hay crop this year seemes to
be greater than tbe capacity of the
barns. Considerable hay still re
mains in the fields, but grain does
not promise a great yield.
After a few weeks visit with
friends in this vicinity, Mrs. Sin
clair has returned to her home in
William Rees had a field of wheat
that was eo tall and heavy that his
binder could not do the work. He
finally succeeded in hiring a man
and machine giving the sum of
eight dollars to get eight acres cut
Mr. LiUs and family are camp
ing t the coast.
The S. P. is selling round trip
tickets between Corvallis and Port
land for $3 good going Saturdays
or Sundays and returning Sunday
or Monday following, either on
East or West side, but good only
on afternoon train from Albany to
Portland on oatutdays if East side
is taken. Passengers to pay local
fare between Corvallis and Albany.
Lots of Fun.
Taking pictures. We have fine cam
Graham & Wells.
We are here to do all kinds of ma
chine work, casting, repairing and
building engines, etc; on short notice,
and at reasonable prices. Work guar
anteed. Franklin Iron Works Co.
Household goods, toilet articles.
Also two milch cows and two calves
Enquire of Mrs. E. S. Murray.
Ladies skirts all kinds and price
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