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VTFTY-KIGHTH YEAR. NO. 281.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. -v SKPTEM l?EU l 1 . 1909. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CTB.
A VERY HEAVY OLD MAN-OF-THE-SEA
IS TO OE
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Record and United States
Left in New
NO TRACE OF COOK
Latter Sails for Home Says
He Has Data to Establish
Washington, Sept. 11. Tne ctate de
partment has received the following
from Peary, dated Battle Harbcr:
'Respectfully report that I . hoisted
the stars and stripes on the north pole
April 6, and formally took possession
of that entire region and adjacent for
and in the name of the president of
the United States of America. My rec
ord and the United States flag were
left in the possession."
IlrirtH lit ny Department.
L Washington, Sept. . 1 1. Peary's
f first official notification to the navy
department direct of his return and
discovery of the pole came to the de
; partment this morning in the follow
ing sent by liini from Battle Harbor
yesterday: 'Respectfully report my
return. Hoisted the navy ensign on
the north pole April 6."
Acting Secretary of the Navy Win
tbrop propmtly ent Peary a dispatch
on behalf of the navy department, ex
tending hearty congratulations on
Peary's successful attempt to reach
Frtlow fini-rri t.rntrful.
Winthrop voiced the sentiments of
naval officials when he said the navy
department naturally was very much
gratified Civil Engineer Peary, who
' is an officer in the civil engineer corps
of the naval establishment, had succeeded-after
many aUeuipto in reaeh-
- ing the-pole. . -
The commander is now on a leave
of absence from the navy, but he is
detailed to duty withthe coast and
geodeti? "survey, making "tidal obser
vations on the coai-t of Uramland and
. Ennlgn for I'rnnnnt.
Some dole comment, and not little
amount, was created in the navy de
partment when Peary's dispatch came
this morning saying lie had hoisted
Athe navy ensign on the pole. Un-
r line; a u u m iy i v i iuhi;,ii i uuiiii ilo,
the American navy has no ensign, but
the flag that fllies over the vessels
of the navy is the same that floats
to the breeze over the White house
at Washington. There is a navy pen
nant, hut this is used to designate
ships in commission under certain
800 Miles by M.-ilne.
Battle Harbor, Labrador. Sept. 11.
The steamer Roosevelt, with Peary
; ;. -7
106 YEARS AGE
OF J AMES MOR AN
OF MORRIS, ILL.
Morris, 111., Sept. 11. James Mo-
ran, the eccentric character residing
in a small house about two miles
south of Morris, has just reached hi
106th birthday. The King of the
Waupecan,' as he is called, by rea
son of residing near Waupecan creek
along which he used to hunt, is al
most a3 spry as a man half his age
and still hoes corn, chops wood and
attends to the garden patch around
' nis nome.
Moran is one of the earliest set
tlers of Grundy county. He worked
on the construction of the Illinois &
Michigan canal and later was em
plored on the building of the Rock
Island railway. Soon after that he
retired to his present place of resi
dence, his brother having given him
a life interest in four acres of land
adjoining the brother's farm.
Moran was born in county Roscom
mon, Ireland in 1S03.
SPAIN ADDS TO
MelillaMorocco Sept. 11. Rein
forcements to the number of 11,000
men have arrived here. General Mar
ina, commander of the Spanish forces
in Morocco, continues to advance his
line with the' object "of outflanking
the Moorish position on Mt. Curuga.
The Spanish advance columns , have
encountered many natives who beg
for restoration of peace.
on board, is still at Battle Jlarbor
today. Preparations are being made
for tne departure for North Sydney,
c is. i ne members of the expedi
tion say the pole is in appearance, like
other parts of the Arctic sea and that
an attempt to get soundlng3 was
without success. Nothing was I
seen at the pole of Cook's reported
presence there and Cook's story of
ins discovery of the pole is not be
lieved nere. The party sledged 411
miles each way tor the pole.
t'ouk SniU for Bicw York,.
cnnstiansand, Norway, Sept. 11.
The steamer Oscar II with Cook, the
American explorer aboard, left at
noon today for New York.
. To the Associated Press Cook said:
i uiu ijunecuy wining to put my
records before the American Coast
Geodetic survey to be compared with
those of Peary, but I didn't know why
1 snould ask for such comparison
AsKed if lie had any message foi
the public. Cook replied: "Don't you
think that would be rather presump
tuous? All I want is to get home to
my wife and children and to finish
my work. -
EGAN IN POOR FORM
Robert E. Gardner Wins Morn
ing Round in Amateur Golf
YOUNGSTER 2 UP AT CLOSE
iiame Would Have Been More One-
Sided Had He Taken Advan
tage of Opportunities.
Wheaton, Sept. 11. Gardner was
up, 2 to play, at the 36th hole.
Wheaton, Sept. 11. Gardner was
up at the 32nd hole.
At the end1 of tiie morning round !n
the final for the national amateur golf
championship Robert E. Gardner war,
2 up on the former national champion.
H.- Chandler Egan. Weak and trem
bling fioin a severe attack of indiges
tion, Fgan played the first nine holes
in the poorest form he has displayed
in tht tournament, and had his 19
v ear-oil opponent taken advantage of
his opportunities the game would have
been r. uch more one-sided.
Ruth In Difllcult Matches.
Wheaton. IIV, Sept. 11. II. Chan
dler Egan of Exmoor and Robert Gard
ner of Hinsdale started their battle for
the national amateur golf champion
.ship early today. Both men are playing
j remarkable golf, and have won their
i way into the final rounds after the
hardest sort of matches.
If Egan wins today it will be the
third time he has won the national
championship. In 1901 he annexed the
title by defeating Fred Herreshoff, S
up and C to play. ' In 1905 he again
won the honor by beating D. E. Saw
ycr of Wheaton, C up and 5 to play.
Gardner, who is 19 years old, is a
comparative youngster in an impor
tant tournament play, but he may be
called the sensation of this tourney
He began his sensational work in the
qualifying round by tieing with Charles
Evans, Jr., of Exmoor and Tom Sher
man of Yahnundasis, at 151 for low
Pots Travis Out.
In the first round Gardner defeated
II. R. Johnstone of Myrophia 1 up. In
the next round he disposed of L. II.
Reinkink of Wheaton, 6 up, 5 to play.
Gardner's most sensational work came
in the third round, when he defeated
Walter J. Travis of Garden City, 2 up,
1 to play. Yesterday he defeated Ma-
on E. Phelps of Midlothian, western
champion in 19C8, 2 up.
PEARY POLE STORY
TRUST IS PUNCTURED
United States Court dissolves Tempo
rary Order Obtained by New
New York. Sept. 11. Judge Hand
of the United States court yebterdiy
dissolved tho temporary injunctioii
procured by the Times against the Sun
and World, restraining the Sun and
the World from nrinting any cf
Peary's cabled account of his discov
ery, which he agreed to furnish ex
clusively to tho Times. The court held
that the Tirtwa rnnvrisrht was not
J legally hole proof. The Sun and
World Thursday obtained by way of
London, where it appeared in the
London Times, by agreement with the
New York Times, a verbatim account
of Peary's brief resume of his discov
ery, and printed It. The contract, sub -
niitted to the court, set forth that the
explo.vr received $4,000 from the I
newspaper, to be considered as a loan,!
which was to be repaid out of the pro
ceeds of the Times syndicate accounts
of his discovery. Failing to reach th
pole, ho was to refund the full amount!
MILLIONS YARDS CON
Washington, Sept. 11. The concrete
work on tha Gatun and Pedro MigU'-I
locks of the Tanama canal has been
begun, according to the canal conimir-
ion. The first concrete on the fonno'-
was laid Aug. 21. ' It Is being placed
on a louuaation or tno center wa.i
which will divide the two south or up
per locked-"""" "'" "-
On tho latter work was b'-gitn in
the center gfide wail at the lower ir
south end Sept. 1. It is, estimated
Washington. Sept. 11. Because
he had already served a sentence im
posed by the state court for the same
offense. Earl C. Johnson, convicted
of burglary from the postoffico at
Dennison, Iowa, and Sentenced to
three years' is prisonment and fined
$500, has had Ids term commuted to
one year's actual imprisonment. The
president's action was on the ground
it was not just to require him to
serve two sentences for the same
NOBLE ACCUSED OF FRAUD
Baron Kovessy ( barged Willi Obtain
ing Money liy False ll'ctense.
Pittsburg, Sept. 11. Baron Albion
de Kovessy, an Austrian nobleman.
was arraigned lefore United States
Commissioner MY T. Lindsay here
yesterday, chafed with obtaining
money by false pretenses. The case
was continued until Sept. 18. The
FOREICi N LETTER NO. 10.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Manchester, England, Aug. 27. Free
trade has not spelled disaster and
ruination for 'te cotton industry in
Busy, prospi us Manchester, hub of
the great Lai ( uster cotton manufac
turing region, as not only managed
to keep fires ii the furnaces under
free trade, bu s putting in new fur
naces every yt 3 . in other words, this
great manufa : uring city, which Is
sending out r tnufactured goods to
every nation tf the earth and making
money at it, s a standing refutation
of the, logic f Senator Aldrich that
free trade orc revision downward
of tho cotton schedule spells ruina.
tion, speedy and absolute, for every-
I thing and eveiybody iohnected there-
1 with. I i
- 1 The British and American official
J records of exi,ortso cotton goods
J show ; how England ia beating the
United. States ovJtnnking' better use
of American cotton under free trade
than the United
States can under
protection. -. - .'
Here are the 'facts as to exports
for the last thr.e Wars:
This burden will make me round
2,090,000 ;xards of concrete work will
be laid on the Gatun lock site, whicn
includes locks and approach wails.
At Gatun there will be s!x locks in
three pairs, which 'will make a raise
from sea level to S5 feet above set
level. Each lock will he 110 feet wid-j
and will have the usual length, 1,000
fcoU apd will have 41 1-3 feet of water
the sills when the surface of Gatuu
lake is at normal heighth, So feet
above mean sea level.
allegation is that Kovossy obtained a
registered letter containing a sum of
money which had been sent to Rich
ILL HEALTH CAUSE
OF LANDERS' SUICIDE?
Coroner Gathers Facts in. the Case
of Missing Iowa
Chicago, Sept. 11. Rev. Arthur J.
Lander of the First M. E. church of
Eagle Grove, Iowa, whose body was
found floating at the mouth of the Chi
cago river Thursday, commit ted sui
cide because of ill health, according o
a coroner's jury which held the in
quest yesterday. He suffered -mental
trouble prior to his disappearance ?n
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York. Sept. 11. Hank state
ment for the week: Loans, decrease
$570,000; deposits, decrease $13,112.-
000; icserve, decrease, $12,147,000:
surplus decrease. $S,SG0,000; United
States deposits, decrease $S,SoS,000.
POLICY AND THE
(In millions of pounds).
1905 92.0 11.3
1906 9D.6 . 8.6
1907 110.4 5.3
British exports of manufactured
goods in 1907 were about 21 times 3
great as those of the United States.
Yet America is the best and chief
source of the raw material.
The explanation is that plant and
materials are so dear in America, ow
ing to the high tariff rates, that tho
United States is denied cheap protec
tion. To produce cotton goods cheaply
not only cheap cotton is needed, but
cheap building materials and plant,
and ciieap iron, steel, leather and oil.
The American manufacturer handi
capped at every poHt by protective
At the end of August. 1907. all the
world possessed about 111,000,000 coi
ton spindles. So extraordinary ia-tlie
British lead in the cotton trade, that
at the same date the United Kingdom
possessed nearly 51,000,000 out of the
114)00,04)0spindles ot all the world.
Enjrl:fBfl anal Other Nations.
How free trade England comparer,
with other nations will be seen from
the following table, which la compiled
shouldered, I fear.
Nature of Harriman's Disease
Does Not Concern Public,
PLANS FOR THE FUNERAL
Interment in Private Grounds Close
by the Episcopal. Church at
Arden, Sept. 11. Little clue to the
cause of Mr. Harriman's death is
gien by the death certificate prepar
ed by Dr. Lyle.
This certificate gives 1
the cause of death as "heart failure,
superinduced by internal complica
tions." Dr. Lyle said:
"The nature of -Harriman's disease
doesn't concern the public, and as;on lU0 ground or traua, sue alleging
far as I am concerned will never bei,,er husband knew where she was all
repeated. Harriman himself didn't
know from what malady he was suf
fering. The disease was clearly
enough defined for a correct diagno-'
sis, and cf that the family-was in
formed, 'mere is no occasion to sat
isfy anyone else. The death certifi
cate will not be open to public in
spection." Lyle said he did not believe that
Dr. Strumpel made the statement at
tributed to him that Harriman's dis
ease was cancer.
Km uloycs at Service.
. Ard2n, N. Y., Sept. 11. Arrange
ments for Harriman's funeral Sunday
were completed at a family counsel.
The family services will be held at
Ardeu house at 10 o'clock, holy com
munion will be celebrated at 11 at tho
Episcopal church, Arden. The latter
service3 will be ope nto employes of
the estate and residents of the neigh
borhood. The burial service will be
at the church at 3 o'clock, conducted
by Bishop Doau of Albany, Archdeacon
from figures carefully collected by the
International Federation of Master Cot
ton Spinners' and Manufacturers' as
The world's cotton spindles on
August 31, 1907:
Balance of world
. . .. 6,800,000
All the world . . ....... 114,100,000
This lahle. however, does less than
justice to the British position.
greater proportion than in any other
country, tne British spindles are
spinning fine counts, K- e., producing
a greater value of output per average
An indication of the present pros
perity of the cotton industry is the
factthat manufacturers have agreed
to give spinners and card room work
ers an advance in wages represent
infe- about $1,558, 000 per annum
and the total increase in wages since
1900 in the spinning section alone
will amount to about $3,66S,000 per
annum. During the same period
(Continued on Fag Four.)
Nelson of St John theDivine, New
York, and by Dr. McGuiness, the rec
tor. The interment will follow in Har
riman's private burying ground, a
stone'3 throw; from the church. Al
though it is announced that the 3
o'clock service will be private, the
members of the family and a few
friends invited will fill the chapel,
whose seating capacity is barely 150.
M ill Honor Dead Chief.
Omaha, Neb:, Sept. 11. For five '
minutes during the funeral of Harri-
mau the Union Pacific system will be
at a complete standstill in honor ot
the dead chief. The headquarters build
ing wi'I be closed all Sunday. Every
building of consequence along the 7,
0U0 miles of roadway, will be draped
Will Is Vnlquc.
New York, Sept.. 11. Thirty years
ago almost to a day the will of the
father of E. H. Harrimau was doposit
ed in the surrogate's office of the court
house at Hudson county, N. J., and in
the following words made the final dis
position of his property:
'With this ring I thee wed and
with all my wordly goods I thee en
dow. In the name of the Father, the
Son and the Holy Ghost, Amen.' ;
"In accordance with this solemn'fle
laration, made at the time of ov.r nf-
riage, I hereby declare my wife 'sole
heir and possessor (in case "of mv
death) of all my property, personal
and real, and appoint her to be the
sole executrix of this my last will and
Th document was signed Orlando
Ilarriman, and dated Sept. 6, 1879.
The witnesses to it were his sous, J.
N. Harriman of Savannah, Ga., and
W. M. Harriman of New York.
BOTH OF MARRIAGES
HELD TO BE LEGAL
Peculiar lrcdicauient of G. E. Gan
der, of Lewiston, 3Iun- .
Lewiston, Mont., Sept. 11. C. E.
Ganej, of Straw, find's . himself, with
two wiles, both of whom he legally
married. Three years ago he mar
ried at Greenfield, Iowa, and brought
,his bride to Montana. Shortly after
she went home for a visit and failed
I to return. Gander sued for and se-
cured a divorce on tho grounds of
aesertion. bnortly afterward lie mar
ried again. A short time ago, Mrs.
Gander No. 1 returned and moved
to have the divorce decree set aside
the time. Yesterday Judge Cheadle
vacated the divorce decree.
HEINZE IS RELIEVED
OF HIS INDICTMENTS
Only One Count Remains Against
Spectacular New York Copicr
New York. Sept. 11. The indict
ments charging F. Augustus Heinze,
the copper financier, with conspiracy
to obstruct the administration of jus
tice by concealing the books of the
United Copper company, were dismiss
ed today by Justice Hough of the
United States circuit court. Judge
Hough today also dismissed 15 of the
16 counts in an indictment also pend
ing against Hehize charging him with
misapplication of funds of the Mercan
tile National bank by discounting
notes and certifying the checks of the
firm of Otto Heinze & Co.
GAS TANK OF AUTO
EXPLODES; 4 HURT
Two Will ProiaMy Die as Hesult of
Accident at lone Tree, Iowa,
Iowa City. Iowa, Sept. 11. Four per
sons were hurt, two fatally, today by
the explosion of a gas tank on an auto
mobile at the Zimmerman Steel works
in Lone Tree, this state.
PIRATES ATTACK A POST
Three Memlers of French Force
Cochin China Are Killed.
Saigon, "French Cochin. China,
Sept. 11. Aband of pirates under
command of Carinth, son of Dcthan,
recently attacked the French post at
Bayon. Thre members of the
French force were killed and seven.
including Captain Fontaine, wound
ed. The pirates were repulsed with
a loss of 10 killed.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sept. 11
Douglas A. Smith, a chauffeur ot Den
ver, was killed, and Henry Rholing, a
hanker nf Omineil Ttlnffa U.-.10 envnrolu
injured by the overturning of an auto
Qm of M r AcjMisoUn
Detroit Murder Placed
Under Hqayv, W,
INQUEST NOT OVER
MJss Henning, Dead Girl's.
Chum, Brought Back From"
Ann Arhor Home.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 11. By the ra
quest of the county attorney the in- '
quest scheduled last, night into th,.,
death of Maybelle"" Millman was poac
poned a fortnight.
- Dr. Fritch is held try the police In
default of bonds of $10,000. Miss Hen-'
ning, who "was held as a witness two v
days, then returned to her homo at
Ann Arbor, was brought , back, and
again held at the police station, wherft
"he was questioned without result. J
lt.-:tth Before Operation Belief. " r
Dr. Clark, the county chemist, sail'"
"I cannot tell yet whether Ui,e young
woman died from the effects of an, 1
operation or succumbed while effort
were being made to keep her alive by;
artificial respiration. There Is 'every
indication, that the young woman had ,,
been rpon the operating table. " From,
the examination made thus far, how-."
ever, the indications are that death' '
came before the operation was pe(
formed." ' ' : . '-' "
Will ArreHt Another Payalrlaa.
Following the questioning of two .
women who had known Miss Millman, ; (
it was reported that another physician '
Till be arrested. 1 - .
Doctor Telia of Girls' Vlalt. i
When Interviewed today Dr." Frit cb"
said:. . , ' - .' " :' '
"I remember that Miss Henning
came to vay office ecompanfeil- br anT
other young woman about two week
ago. I suppose that Miss Henningi
companion was Miss Millman.' " She '
sought an appointment for a physical
examination. I told her that I could
attend her at once, but she replied ,'
that she would return later. "( never '
saw her again. Several day3 later
Miss Henning came to the office and . '
asked what had become of, Miss Mill-,
man. I told her I did not know and
had not seen her since the day she had
called at my office with Miss Henning."
Similarity In Brick.
Concerning a report that bricks had a
been found near his home, where ha
had been erecting a garage, which
bore the same trade mark as brick
used to weigh down the hacked up
parts of Maybelle Millman's body 'n.
Ecorse creek. Dr. Fritch stated that
he, like hundreds of other men in De
troit, had purchased such brick.
"I am held in this case," the phy3i
ian continued, "because 'of my arreat
at the time of the death of Miss Pres
ley at Lansing. "I was accused at that
time and subsequently wa.sf released.
Had it not been for the Presley casa
I would not be in this plight now.". '
WIFE IS DRIVEN
TO INSANITY BY
St. Louis, Sept. 11. Edward Nor-
ri3 filed suit in the circuit court today
for $50,000 against a money lender,
alleging that agents of the latter had
caused his wife to go insane in their
attemr ts to collect a debt which Nor-
ris owed the money lender.
Mrs. Norris. the petition states ha
completely lost her reason as tne t
result of an Invasion of her home last
June, when men representing the
loan shark went there and tried to
move the furniture from the house
to satisfy a debt of $55 which was
due him. - ; " :
June 2 agents for the money lend
er called at the Norris residence, and
demanded payment of the notes, the
instrument relates, and when- thl
plaintiff said he could not settle, the;
men declared their Intention to; levy
on the furniture at once. ,
EATING SEA FOI
l '.X-- ' :
Akron, Ohio, Sept41. Fifty busl- : .;
ness men of Barberton are 111, ' Some U
seriously, from eating oysters an lob
sters at, a banquet Thursday $lght.- '
Amonj; the sufferers are-sj doctor. ;
The trouble has been pronounced: xtoc
:uaine poisoning. .-I ?1 j."
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