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Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily VOL. V. NO. 42. COOK WITHSTOOD TEMPERA TURE OF! 17 BELOW M Arctic Explorer Will Reach Copenhagen Tonight and a Great Season of So cial Activity Will Commence —King of Denmark Will Entertain Him. Copenhagen. Sept. 3. —The steamer Hans Egede with Dr. Cook on board passed Cape Skagen. the northern ex tremity of Denmark, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Cape Sken is 175 miles from Copenhagen but the Hans Egede will probably come into port during the night. Social activities will be be gun as soon as the steamer Melchoir, heading a committee of the Royal Geographical society, with Maurice F. Egan. American minister, as guest, meets the Hans Egede. Mr. Cook will be given a reception and banquet on the Melchoir. Skagen. Denmark. Sept. 3. —A newspaper correspondent who went on board the Hans Egede from the pilot steamer off here, was able to ob tain a few words with Dr. Cook. The explorer ascribed his success to the fact that he made use of old meth ods, namely eskimos and dogs add that he lived like an Eskimo himself. The doctor gave a vlvd sketch of the expedition in which he said: "Going northward I struck first a westerly course from Greenland, then moved northward. I arrived at the pole April 21. 1908, as already an nounced, accompanied only by two Eskimos. We reached the pole at 7 o'clock in the morning. I took daily observations for a whole fortnight be fore arriving at the pole. ''Returning, we were forced to take a more westerly route and the first ten days I took observations daily and recorded them. I was unable to measure the depth of the sea as I had not the necessary instruments. "The lowest temperature recorded was 83 degrees centigrade below zero." (Eighty-three degrees centi grade below zero is equal to 117 de grees below zero Fahrenheit.) King Frederick of Denmark has intimated his desire to receive Dr. Cook tomorrow morning and has ar ranged to entertain him at luncheon. A municipal banquet to the explorer in the town hall tomorrow night is announced. Four hundred are in vited. From this time on dinners, receptions and banquets will be in cessant. Hundreds of telegrams from America and all parts of the world were received at the American lega tion for the explorer. A certain 'amount of skepticism is noticeable N today among Scandinavian Arctic ex plorers and even Americans here ad mit there is some doubt of Cook's feat, pending a full statement from the explorer himself. * f Rome. Sept. 3. —Italian scientists and Arctic explorers say Cook could not possibly have been misled into believing he had reached the pole had he not actually done so, and be lieve he will be able scientifically to demonstrate the correctness of his assertions. New York, Sept. 3. —A well known vaudeville manager of this city has cabled Dr.' Cook at Copenhagen of fering Cook $4,000 per week for ten weeks to appear in his various vaude ville houses to lecture on his experi ences. Other princely offers wree made for his services as lecturer. Sells Residence at Bridgeport. Bridgeport, Sept. 3. —E. A. Free man has sold his residence in the east part of town to R. E. Darling of Mansfield, fcr $3,000. Capt. Fred McDermott and J. B. Valentine, of the Columbia river commission, were In town a few days making arrangements pre paratory to beginning blasting rocks from the river above Bridgeport. They expect that operations will be gin not later than October 1. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1909. DEMONSTRATE FRUIT CULTURE O. M. OLSON, SUPT. OF FARMERS' INSTITUTE OF PULLMAN COL LEGE WILL ARRANGE EXHIBIT ON STEAMER YAKIMA. O. If. Olson, superintendent of the farmers' institute of the Pullman col lege and experiment stations, was in the city today for the purpose of com pleting arrangements with Captain McDermott for putting on of an ex hibit for demopstration purposes on the steamer Yakima, recently pur chased by the open river commission. It has been the plan in the past sev eral years for the Pullman college to run demonstration trains each season, demonstrating to the growers the cul ture of the products peculiar to each locality. Last spring the college ran a train on the west side of the state, demonstrating dairying, stock and vegetable growing. In the Palouse country a train was run demonstrat ing cereal products, and it is the plan of Mr. Olson to equip the boat for demonstrating the culture, pruning, spraying and general fruit culture. The steamer Yakima will not be in commission for active work until the low stage of the river and prior to that time it'is thought that this dem onstration can be made with the boat. The plan*would be to make stops at all stations along the Columbia river as far as possible, taking in Entiat, Orondo, Brays, Chelan Falls, Pater os, Brewster, Bridgeport and possibly other places, where meetings can be had with the various growers along the river. Captain McDermott is in Seattle today and Mr. Olson will have a meeting with him tomorrow, when final arrangements will be made for this demonstration. WENATCHEE MEN IN EPHRATA BOUGHT 40 ACRES PROM J. D. BEARD AND WILL WATER LAND WITH PUMPS—PEACHES ARE FINE THIS YEAR. Ephrata, Sept. 3. —One of the most, important land sales ever reported ia Grant county was the sale by J. D. Reard of 480 acres for $48,000, or $100 an acre, to a Wenatchee syndi cate, which expects to dig wells and : rrigate the entire tract and cut it up in five and ten acre tracts. The larger part of this land ?-as bought for $10 an acre this spring, which shows how land values have in creased with the thought of irrigation The land adjoins the townsite of Ephrata on the west and is perfectly level. Reard has 20 acres under ir rigation, which he waters from a well 80 feetjleed. The fruit and vegetables ra-f-ed on this land surpass the fa mous Wenatchee valley fruit The peaches raised In Ephrata this year are the finest ever seen here and (he trees are loaded till they have to be braced. C. E. Munsel returned yesterday from a month's visit in Kansas with his parents. Member of the Associated Press BEST PARADE OF SEASON SEATTLE GIVES WENATCHEE CREDIT FOR HAVING THE BEST PARADE AT A.-V.-P.—2,000 IN LINE. Seattle. Sept. 3.—Two thousand Wenatcheeites were in line in the • parade this forenoon. A squad of ]50 Seattle mounted police lead the j parade. This was followed by M. i Horan. the "Apple King," and the band. Members of the commercial club followed and 600 ladies of the valley were in the parade in auto j mobiles. Seven Scotch bagpipers I added to the interest of the Wenat cheeites. The parade was under the leader ; ship of D. C. Town, grand marshal. The parade formed at Pioneer Place :at 10 o'clock sharp, proceeded up ; First avenue to Pike street. The pro cession went up Pike to Second and marched south on that thoroughfare to Yesler Way, thence to Third where cars were taken to the grounds. The parade reformed again at the main gate, proceeded through the entrance and around the grounds arriving at the Washington state building short ly before noon. One of the special attractions was a magnificent fruit car with girls i throwing apples into the crowd. ! There were many banners in the pa j rade and cards advertising Wenat ! chee were thrown out along the I streets. Each one in the parade wore a badge with the slogan "You'll Ido better in Wenatchee." The cars I were all placarded with this slogan. The Seattle people declared this ■parade to be the best one of the sea ; son and the committee declared that it excelled their most sanguine hopes. The day's program will be given lin the Washington state building, ! beginning at 2 o'clock. Addresses of : welcome by Pres. J. E> Chilberg and Judge Thomas Burke, of Seattle, ; with responses by Dr. «W. A. Steven son and Rev. F. Stuart Hyatt, of | Wenatchee, will comprise the prin f cipal portion, and the musical part will be furnished by the Wenatchee Military band and the Wenatchee . Male Quartet. The former will give ! a concert in front of the state build- I ing before the program, and on thg | steps of the Auditorium building i after it has been concluded. At the •same time fruit and melons will be given out. The hostesses of the day have been appointed, with Mrs. W. T. Clark as chairman. Concluding the day's events, the band will play at 8 o'clock in the evening in Nome Circle. W WATER Fill CM F. W. HOFFMAN AND ASSOCIATES PLANNING ON WATERING 2,000 ACRES ON HOWARD FLAT SOON. That Howard Flat will be put un der irrigation soon now seems reason ably certain, says the Chelan Leader. Wenatchee men of means and with I much experience in irrigation enter prises, have taken up the matter of supplying water to this fine body of land, and if they can reach a satis factory agreement with the owners, their proposed program will undoubt edly be carried ont. These men have been quietly looking over the project for some months past, and faimliar izing themselves with the topograph ical and geological condition to be en countered, but had not approached j : the owners of the land on the flatj until now, when they are convinced their project Is a feasible one. The first of this week F. W. Hoffman, rep ; resenting the parties interested in the ; scheme, spent a few days here inter viewing the flat settlers with regard to the proposition. Having secured encouraging assurances from the ma jority of them he returned to We natchee Tuseday, and will be here again next week with an engineer to WILL EIGHT EOR PRIZES YAKIMA IS MAKING STRENUOUS EFFORT THIS YEAR TO CARRY OFF THE BIG AWARDS AT THE APPLE SHOW. "H. M. Gilbert, who got the raw-j est deal of all the raw deals which have been handed to Yakima fruit growers by the Spokane people, pro poses to go back this year and again test his luck, if not his skill, as a j fruit grower." says the Yakima Her ald. "J. Cr. Hillyer. buyer of the Riehey & Gilbert company, announc ed in public- meeting at the commer cial club last night that 'it will not jdo to let Wenatchee do as it did last year, walk away with the best at Spokane.' He then went on to say that Mr. Gilbert is preparing some three or four cars of fruit for the National Apple Show. "J. L. Hughes, referring to the statement that Wenatchee got the best said: 'It did not for I saw the highest prize pinned to the Yakima exhibit.' He made no reference to the fact that it was later taken away. Sunnyside in the Game. "A carload of Grimes Golden ap ples will probably be sent to Spokane by Sunnyside growers, according to an announcement made by W. W. Sawyer. It was stated by others j present that Messrs. Howard Wright. !E. G. Van Brunt and a number of | others are talking, of making ex- J hibits. Ernest Hill, of Selah, who '' has a lot of fine fruit this year, has written to the commercial club offer ; ing fruit for display purposes and it is understood that J. F. McCurdy, of Parker, has also a fine lot of fruit for exhibition. Altogether it appears at this time that Yakima county, to | say nothing of the valley, will have a splendid display at Spokane. Wants Some Sort of System. "Dr. James, of the commercial club, urged strongly on the meeting at the club last night the necessity lof a committee to regulate the vari ous local displays at the National Apple Show. It is necessary, he said, jin order to meet Chelan on a fight , ing basis, that an exhibit be made |as did Chelan last year, in every de j partment. It is necessary to sys tematize the work of the local ex- I hibitors and see that each grower ] puts in a display in his strongest va j riety, that they do not compete un | necessarily against each other and 1 that all the ground is covered. 'The i excellent work of Chelan at Spokane I last year.' said Mr. James, 'was the ; work of one man.' No action was I taken." take levels and run out a route for a proposed pipe line from Lake Che lan to the flat. i The plan as outlined by the promot ers of this proposition is to establish an electric pumping plant somewhere on Lake Chelan and convey the water by pipe line to the flat. To do this a lift of 250 feet will have to be made, but from this elevation water can be put on approximtaely 2.000 acres of land. The promoters offer to supply water to this area for one-half of the land, or they will buy the land out right if a satisfactory price can be agreed upon, and it is now up to the land owners to meet them on one or the other of these propositions. The flat with its continuous ex panse of fine level fruit land and good soil, has long been an attract ive prospective field for irrigation enterprise, and many schemes to sup ply it with water at a possible cost have been considered, but this Is the first that has seemed reasonably cer tain of realization. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Parshall, who have spent the summer in Tldioute, Perm., are now in Ceres, Cal., where they will remain some time, expect ing to'return to Wenatchee the lat ter part of next month. Wenatchee's Big Red Apple Daily INSTRUCTED TO DEVELOP CM FALLS FOWED Great Northern Engineer Herzog, Now in Charge of Company Plant in Turn water Canyon, Will Commence Work in the Near Future at Chelan Falls. SWIMMING POOL DISCOVERED DEEP POOL LEFT BY HIGH WA TER ON EAST SIDE OF RIVER BECOMING POPULAR WITH WE- NATCHEE SWIMMERS. It is no uncommon thing on the streets these days to see men and boys significantly hold up two fingers with each other with a number of smiles and nods of the head, all of which means "Let's go swimming; the water is fine." Every evening at 5 o'clock a number of business and professional men assemble on the Columbia Valley Bank corner, whence they proceed to the ferry. About one-half mile north of the east side landing a fine swimming pool has been discovered, which is about the most popular spot around the home of the Big Red Apple these days. Evidently the pool was filled by the high water. The temperature of the water is just right for swimmers and the water is quite clear. The depth is enough that no one has been able to measure it so far. Some of the swimmers estimate anywhere from 45 to 60 feet. Diving boards, sandy j beach and logs in the water furnish endless amusement to the swimmers. All kinds of swimming sports are in dulged by those who visit the place. Plans are already on foot to put in some diving chutes, spring boards and bath house lockers next year, for it has been found that one of the keenest needs of tke community is a bath place such as has been now located. SALE OF WATERLOO i» ! Brussels. Sept. 3.—The Waterloo : museum, well known to hundreds of American tourists who have visited | the historic battlefield, was put op for sale at public auction in Brussels I today to satisfy a judgment against the company controlling the museum and the hotel operated in conjunc tion therewith. The nucleus of the famous museum j was formed by Edward Cotton (an Englishman who fought in the great i battle > between 1815 and his death in 1549. From time to time the ! collection was increased by gifts from Waterloo officers and many other individuals. There are now upwards of 3000 objects in the collection, including | weapons and accouterments of every I description, engravings, photographs j and books. One of Napoleon's camp ■ kettles, stamped with the imperial , "N" and the word "voyage" has al ; ways been regarded by visitors with j great curiosity, as have the gold and silver crosses of the Legion of Honor and Napoleon's silver spurs stamped with a crown and "N." The collection is rich in French eagles, crowns, gjrenades. bugles, belts, collar straps, bridle bits, can non balls, lances, swords and hel mets, British cavalry carbines and pistols and infaptry muskets and many other treasures, which, since the first opening of the museum, have been viewed by more than a million visitors of all nationalities. 5c PER COPY. From reliable sources it is stated that Engineer Herzog, who has charge of the big Great Northern electric plant in Tumwater canyon, has been instructed to proceed at once to Che lan Falls to commence the develop ment of the "power at that place. This is understood to mean that the Great Northern has in contemplation the electrification of the road which is to be built between Brewster and Oro ville. It has been known for some months that the head officials of- the Grpat Northern are very well satisfied with the success of the electrification of the road on the summit of the Cas cades and it has been positively stated that the Hill line will eventually elec trify the road between Wenatchee and Gold Bar and no great surprise has been occasioned by the announcement that the immense power at Chelan Falls will be developed for use on the Brewster-Oroville line. Engineers also state that it is only a question of time when the entire system between Spo kane and Gold Bar will' be operated by electric power. Chelan Falls is considered as pos sessing possibilities for one of the greatest power plants in the west. It is estimated that fully 30,000 horse power can be developed at that place. The estimates for the plant at Lea venworth calls for one and one-half million dollars' expenditure, but it is supposed that the plant cost more than the estimate. The experience of the installation of the plant at the Tumwater canyon will prove of value to Engineer Herzog in the work at Chelan Falls. Considerable of the machinery installed at Tumwater has proven too small and it is safe to say that no mistake of this character will happen at Chelan Falls. The work on the Tumwater plant occupied fully two years and it is likely that by use of the greatest possible speed the Che lan plant can not be made ready for use in a shorter time. From the even amount of water flowing over the falls in the Chelan gorge, engineers place great faith in the Chelan Falls proposition. Water at all times of the year remains prac tically the same, while in the Turn water canyon there is a great varia tion. The Chelan Falls power was ac quired by the Great Northern some two years ago and has been held by a holding company composed of F. H. Brownell and J. T. McChesney, both of Everett. TWO WEEKS IN CAMP Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Prowell and family and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Tolch and family of this city, returned yes terday from a two weeks' camping trip spent at Lake Wenatchee. They report a very pleasant time with good success in fishing and with huge appe tites. Mr. Prowell stated this morn ing that he considers Lake Wenat chee one. of the best camping places in the state and hopes some time to have a summer camp at that place. He states that the Lamb-Davis rail way has been completed some 15 miles out of Leavenworth but con struction work has been stopped pending the settlement of right of way suits. Mr. Prowell thinks that this road is a subsidiary stop of the Great Northern and that eventually this road will be built to Lake We natchee, will be electrified and that the Great Northern will epand lots of money exploiting Lake Wenatchee as a summer resort. Cecelia Fritz, of Rockport, Indiana, is a newcomer to Wenatchee. 8n« fa stopping at the home of W. F. Sturm and will enter the employ of the Etz kom tailoring house.