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DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, BKrTEMHER P, 1809.
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Today
On Account of Fire
EXPRESS
RATES ARE
REDUCED
Pacific Company Cuts Down Its
Charges on an Average of
20 Per Cent on AH
Oregon Lines.
A TALK AB0UT PEARY
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SALEM BREWERY
ASSOCIATION
Beer Sold in Carload Lots.
Shipments in Kegs or Bot
tled Beer to any Point on
the Pacific Coast : : : :
. Brewing Plant and Offices II
; ; On Trade St In Wholcsote District
Salem, Oregon
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The Pacific Express Company filed
a now revised tariff In tho Railroaa
Commission office this morning, in
which it reduces Its merchandise
rates In Oregon on tho avorago of
20 per cent, somo being much lower.
This is tho culmination of a corn
plaint filed with tho commission a
year ago by D. F. Jones, of Independ
ence, in which he complalnod of the
high rates being charged by tho Pa
cific Express Company.
The readjustment includes 3300
soparatc rates. It covers all express
stations, Portland eastward to tho
Washington state lino, and to Hunt
.ington on lino of O. R. & N. Co. It
does not Include tho stations on tho
Sumpter Valley railway (which wore
taken over by the Pacific Express
Company after the tiubmlsston of tho
controversy to tho commission), ex
cept as far as affected automatically
by tho reduction to and from Dakor
City, on which tho Sumpter valley
rates arc based Nor docs the read
justment reach lower Columbia river
points, served by tho Pacific Ex
press Company by steamer, na such
traffic Is necessarily largely interstate
Controversy originated with formal
complaint filed by D. F. Jones, of In
dependence, ropresontatlvo from Lin
coln and Polk counties. After a
hearing boforo the commission, an
order was mado on April 29, 1000,
finding tho oxlstlng rates unreason
able and prescribing now rates for
the future. Tho rates filed nro slight
ly lower thnn those subsequently pro
scribed by tho amended order. For
Instance, tho Portland-Huntlngton
rate was $4,00, tho order April 29,
fixed It at (3,00, and tho amondod
order, Just iisucd, nt $3,25. Dofore
the Bervlco of tho order on tho ox
pressn company it' nppcarod before
the commission by J. W. Rogers, Its
rniperlntondont, of Salt Lake, and
Wnllncc McCnmant, Its attorney, nnd
requested furthor consideration of
the matter and conferences, with a
view to an adjustment, without re
port to litigation to contest tho com
mission's order. A number of con
foronces wero hold, and proposllons
nnd counter propositions mado. Mr,
Rogers mnde a trip to St. Louis to
present personally tho matter to tho
traffic officials of the express com
pany. Tho new tariff has beon
checked with caro to avoid discrep
ancies, such as n greater charge for
a shorter intermediate haul than tho
longer haul, rates exceeding the sum
of intermediate local rates and de
partures from n fair mileage scale.
The original order waB mado to np
apply only as to articles taking mor
chandlso and general special rates,
and not to shipments of coin, fruit,
poultry, which wore not covorod by
tho evldenco taken. Howovor, tho
now traffic will be applicable to all
commodities, howovor classified,
which tako rates based on merchan
dise ratos, or multiples- or fractions
thereof. There aro somo special
rates now in effect between certain
points which aro lower than general
rates, and no change Is made In theso
Tho new tariff will become effective
October 1st. While necessarily it
must be confined by Its terms to In
terstate business, the express com
pany has Indicated that necessary
changes in interstate business will be
made
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HARRIMAN'S DEATH
CHANGES THE PLANS
SABINE HANELT
3 Act Musical Comedy
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Benefit Public Library
TWO NIGHTS gsSMJEflo
PRICES: $1, 75c, SOc, 25c
days, only one or which must have
beon good going. On March 15 he
encountered anothor opon lead. Mo
evidently did not dolny there very
long, for ho crossed the 86th paral
lel three days later. Then, with a
burBt of tromendous speed ho crossed
tho 86th parallel on March 23. So in
less than a month ho reached the
80th parallel, although, to uso his
own words, he "was hold up for
seven days" that month by water.
Peary then encountered opon loads
from March 23 to March 24, and on
tho following day crossed the 87th
parallol. On tho very next day ho
passod his own record mado in April,
1902. On March 27th and 28th he
oncountcred another opon load. Ho
must havo encountored another load
on tho 29th, but, with tho tromond
ous speed he must havo boon mak
ing, Bucocded In crossing tho 88th
parallol four days lator, and two days
later ho crossed tho 89th parallel.
Thon It required only two daya for
him to reach tho polo.
Commander Peary tells n wondor
ful story of travol ovor'tho polar Ice.
To accomplish this ho must havo
mado 36 miles a day for many days,
which was only posslblo over smooth
Ice. Tho story simply takes my
breath away.
On tho return trip tho speed scorns
ovon nioro wondorful. Ho loft the
polo oit April 7 nnd roachod Capo
Columbia April 23, 490 miles as tho
crow files. Wuon ono considers tho
moving and shifting of tho ice cur
rents nnd tho noccssnry troublo ho
had to undergo to avoid obstacles,
this dlstnnco is considerably In
croasod. ' r
On tho 16th day of March from
tho polo to Columbia ho must havo
nveraged over 31 miles a day, and
with opon lends nnd other obstacles
must havo boon obliged to have mndo
the phonomonal speed of 40 miles on
every day. - do not bollovo that
Peary oncountcred very rough Ice.
Tho opon lends wero very probnbly
slmplo fissures caused by tidal ac
tion. It nppcars from tho account of
Peary and also from that of Dr. Cook
that tho now Innd to tho west,
grounded on Ice floes, and tho shoal
of water on tho cast with tho land on
tlio south form a trlanglo which
makes tho Ico at tho polo Immovable.
Point Out Peary's Speed.
Coponhngon, Sept. 0. Tho groat
spood that Commander Peary at
tained In his dash for tho polo Is in
torprotod by Dr. Frodorlck A. Cook
as bolng ono link In his chain of
proof that ho also roached tho north
polo. Dr. Cook today said:
"Peary's figures nro not incredible
nnd ho could easily havo mndo It ovor
smooth ice. It Is not my purpose
to ontor into a discussion regarding
Poary'B trip, rognrdless of what ho
says about mo.
"I shall wait until ft scientific In
vostlgntlon vindicates my ovory state
ment. Tho point I wish to bring out
Ib that Peary attalnod a speed even
grentor than mlno."
Dr. Cook cnllod attention to tho
criticism of hlmsolf becauso of his
fnlluro to glvo a dotailod statomont
of his trip ,nnd polntH out that Ponry
j.cl less.
Dr, Cook leaves this afternoon for
Brussels,
The fact that Marvin was with tho
supporting party leads mo to bollovo
that McMillan was tho only white
man with Peary when ho mado tho
flnnl dash.
I must admit, howovor, that
Peary's figures showing his Increased
rapidity on tho traveling nearer tho
polo conflrnm Cook'B spood state
ments. Howovor, I am convinced
from the tono of Poary'B message
that he has In his possession facts
which will provo that Dr. Cook is
wrong in hta bollef that ho roached
tho pole.
Cook Talks Sensibly.
Paris, Sept. 9. In a signed state
ment today Dr. Frodorlck A. Cook re
plied to Commandor Poary'B charges
and reltorated that ho does not do
Blro to ontor Into a controversy with
Peary. Ho stated that ho 1b willing
to await tho scientific vordlct. In
conclusion ho said:
"Peary Bays my Eskimos Bald I did
not go very far north. To this I an
swer that Svordrup has undortnkon
tho command of na oxpodltion to
seek out my Eskimos nnd bring them
back to Coponhngon. I will pay tho
expenses. When thoy arrlvo In Co
ponhngon thon wo will boo whnt thoy
havo to say."
Confer Dcgrc oa Cook.
Coponhngon, Sept 9. Convinced
that Dr. F. A. Cook discovered tho
north polo, tho Royal University nt
Copenhagen conferred an honorary
decorato degroo upon tho explorer
this afternoon.
Tho king and queen, accompanied
by court dignitaries, were present
during tho coromonlea.
Thoro Is no Indication that D.
Cook'B popularity has waned be
cause of tho chargos mado by Poary
that Cook did not roach tho polo, as
ho claims to havo dono.
AlOi OUR ROADS TOO WIDK?
German Highways Narrower tat
Hotter Maintained, Says a
OonsBl.
DROWNED
HIMSELF
IN THE BAY
lllnlUd Prf I) Wr.i
New York, Sept. 9. It is believed
here this evening that the death of
E. H. Harrlman has postponed in
definitely tho monster plan by which
ho expected to establish a direct line
of railroads from New York to San
Francisco, wlih through trains.
With his recent acquisition of the
New York Central and allied lines
it is known that Harrlman dreamed
of the first great ocean-to-ocean line
and that he actually bad set in mo
tion the plana for the formation of a
tremendous holding corporation that
would have made posslblo the opera
tion of such a system.
Iturrill Indorses Cook,
Hamilton, Mont., Sopt. 9. Edward
Durrlll, who claims that ho was tho
only man accompanying Dr. Cook
wliou ho scaled to the summit of Mt.
MoKlnloy in Alaska, today declared
that ho will dofoml Cook against his
critics who havo Inferred that the ex
plorer did not reach tho top of tho
20,000-foot peak as reported he had
done. Durrlll said that ho would
sign an affidavit thnt Cook mnde tho
ascont.
The woman who never knew why
and never could understand probably
never tried to understand, but most
mm would be willing to go bail that
she didn't neglect to ask why.
Another Fool Hum uii Opinion.
(By Herbert L. Brldgemnn, Secretary
and Treasurer of tho Poary Arctic
Club, and Staff Correspondent of
tho United Press.)
Stellarton, N. 8. (en route Sydnoy),
Bept. 9. Commandor Robert B.
Peary's brlof statomont published to
day leads mo to bollovo that the- sci
entific record of his trip will show
that ho has solved tho problem of
centuries on purely scientific prin
ciples. His data proves that he is
the man tp whom the nation owes its
chief debt tor the achievement of
reaching tho pole.
Instead of going directly north,
Commander Peary evidently started
west over his own tracks of three
years ago, and following exactly the
route that ho had mapped out.
Peary Is silent regarding the 30,
000 square miles of land which Dr.
Cook claims to havo discovered, and
It Is almost cortaln that It Peary had
seen the new land that he would
havo spoken of It.
Tho roturn of Poary In 16 days to
theexact spot from which ho started
is, to my mind, a remarkablo feat
(Untttd PrtM LMMd Wire.)
San Frnnclsco, Sopt. 9. Jumping
Into tho bay from tho dock of the
stcamor General Frlsboe, as sho
passed Angol Islnpd, David Lynch, a
woll-known contractor, of tho firm
of Dunleavy & Lynch, was drowned.
It Is bolloved that tho man's death
was premcdltatod.
Tho man had hardly struck tho
wot whon an alarm was given and
tho vossel brought to a stop. A boat
was lowored nnd sailors euccooded In
rescuing tho body. On tho steamer
efforts woro made to roRUBcltato
Lynch, but without oucccss.
At the morguo tho officials found
a letter from his wlfo, dated at tho
Hotel Motropolo. Tho contonts wore
as follews:
"Dear Husband I slncoroly hopo
you have a llttlo oncourngomont
slnco this morning. I am In hopes
of hoarlng from you something
brighter, and abovo nil things, try to
console yourself and got your sloop,
ns you cannot stand much mon,
sweetheart. Your loving wlfo.
(Signed) "MARGARET LYNCH"
Just before Lynch threw himself
into the bay bo handod a small pack
ago to a passongor named Walton,
without a word of explanation.
Examination of tho contonta by
the coronor brought to light a mem
orandum book In which wns a mem
bership card In tho Elks' and Eagles
lodges.
The authorities bollovo Lynch was
despondent.
o
It Saved Ills Leg.
"All thought I'd lose my leg,"
writes J. A. Bwenson, Watertown,
Wis "Ten years of eczema, that 15
doctors could not cure, bad at last
laid, mo up. Thon Bucklen's Arnica
Salvo cured It sound and well." In
fallible tor skin eruptions, eczema,
salt rheum, bolts, fever sores, burns,
scalds, cuts and piles, 26o at J. O.
Perry's.
Tho following information con
cerning tho superiority of the high
ways of Germany, as compared with
those- of tho United States, Is tar
nished by Robert J. Thompson, con
sul at Hanever:
German roads aro porhaps subject
cd to a hundred times moro traffic
than similar roads In tho United
Statos. TheBo roads range from 18
to 30 feet In width, whllo In our
Middlo and Western state, vfctM
traffic la comparatively light, we take
land of an average value of $100 per
aero nnd cut It up with roadways 66
fcot in width; practically two-thirds
of tho samo bolng glvon ovor to
weeds, which furnish an Inexhaust
ible supply of Feeds for tho adjoining
fa-m lands, Tho farmer In Germany
who has conquered the weeds oa at
ground need have no thought of them
being started again from undercnltl
vatlon or uncarcd for land along the
roadways. Thero aro no weeds, m
mud, no chuck-holes, no san
stretches In tho roads.
Ono of tho simplest and most prac
tical measures that could bo takes
for tho bottorment of roads In the
United States would bo to retaet
tholr width from one-third to one
half of what thoy now are.
In tho United States public high
ways In tho state given eekrw, lJI
bo estimated as follews: Minnesota,
80,000; Wisconsin, 60,000; Michi
gan, 60,000; Iowa, 70,000; Kansas,
70,00; Nebraska, 50,000; Missouri,
80,000; Indiana, 70,000; Ohio, 8ft,
000; total, 700,000. Reducing the
width of these public highways,
which now avorago 66 feet, to 8
fcot would give back to tho formers
of those states for cultivation 3,569,
000 acres of generally tillable land,
which nt nn average vnluatlon of
$100 per aero would mean tho restor
atlon to tho producing vnlucs of the
states named of $200,000,000.
MAKES RECORD TRIP
ACROSS THE DESERT
Bend, Or., Sopt. 9. Whnt Is in the
nature of a record trip was made
last week by a party of landseekers
across tho Cascades Into tho Bend
country. '
Tht trans-mountain trippers, M. A.
Rlcknrd, Patrick Stewart and Glonsi
Ireland, loft Corvnllls In a Studobak
or car In tho morning and at t
o'clock of tho snmo evening had trav
ersed tho 1C0 miles to Dond. At It
o'clock the next morning, with the
addition of J. N. Hunter, n local real
estate man, they continued for their
destination, tho "High Desort,"
southeast of the town, and by thnt
evening were locnted thereon upon
320-noro homesteads. No moro rapid
Instance of long-distance land getting
In n hurry hns been noted In this
section.
This Is the first automobile that
has mado its way ovor tho high des
ort, ns this stretch of country Is
known, and for many miles tho driv
er guided it through tho unbroken
sagebrush, directed by Mr. Hunter,
much as a helmsmnn steers his ship
over an unknown sea. It Is oxpected
that tho success of tho trip over the
mountain nnd out upon this now land
will attract many others to tesVwr.
In tho wako of tho pioneer autolsts.
The homesteads taken up aro on
wheat land, situated In whnt Is esti
mated as a 250.000-ncre area of dry
farming land, lying uouthoast of
Rend. This section is at prosent
greatly In tho popular eye, because
of Its rccont Inclusion In tho new
320-acro homestead law, which Is ex
pected to boom tremendously all
wheat growing In Central Oregon.
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A real grievionco is ono Just the
bIzo of tho ono now In your possession.
WAlTUBff.
Do not bo porsuadod Into taking
anything but Foley's Honey and Tar
for cbronlo coughs, bronchitis, sy
fever, asthma and lung trouble, as
It stops the cough and heals the
lungB. J. O. Perry
The Electric Fixture
and Supply Co.
Are now in their new quarters at 245 North Liberty
street. We have a number of new, catchy designs to
select from. Come and see us.
Electric Fixture & Supply Co.
L. S. HYDE, Manager
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