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ROCK ISLAND ' ARGXJE -M.
IFTY-EIGIITII YEAR. NO. 282.
THEUUUUJS, MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
EARY HAS ME OF COOK'S
ALWAYS IN THE HOLE
RECORDS ON ROOSEVELT
I - !
i r r .- , ! , . J : .
"I FOR POSTAL SAVINS MM
plorer Knows Nothing
of Those Given
STILL IN THE! NORTH
Delis Departure from Battle
Hirbor, While Rival Hur
Nei York. Sept. 13 The following
n irn ivi'd from Battle Harbor:
I ha m knowledge of Cook having
pivenlWhitnoy any records. i nere
are nd Cook records on the Roo.seveit.
Kx"-ft-l Them llrrr.
In Copenliiisen Cook declared he Ir.i l
tdveuf Harry Whitney part of his reo
erds on return from the pole to Etah
tlrwjnland. Cook assumed Whitn y
would brini; t!ie records to this com;
ry. Peary, on his return from the
pole a year subsequent to Cook.
picked up Whitney at Etah and was
Jf. bringing him outh on the Roosevelt
' when they met the relief ship Jeannie
to which Whitney was transferred :
continue his hunting in Baffin's bay.
v. It'-wa.s confidently expected by Cook
'- supporters here that Whitney ha I
turned Cook's records over to Peary
and 'the latter would bring them to
this Vountry with him.
j ;: irkltiK I Vary.
Point Richie, X. P., Sept. 13. The.
tug Douglas Thomas, chartered by the
Associated Press to meet Peary, re
turning on the steamer Roosevelt from
the pole, reached here from Bonne
bay, X. P., last night after dark. From
the wireless telegram station here it
was learned Peary is still at Battle
Harbor. The Thomas came to anchor
a mile from here.
ln lip Krni'hrtl Tmliiy.
A correspondent landed in a dory.
spondent landed ina ""'MoT thK-J'ear from Kmh. the explorer
a lanteffi-"TtiTfte"T tlie terrible hardships of his
threo miles throuuh the scrub and
swamp to the Marconi wireless sta
t ion, where he was informed theRoose
vclt was still at Battle Harbor. The
Thomas left' Immediately for Battle
Harbor. If the weaMier continues to
hold good it should reach there some
. time this afrernoon.
Mill at HnltU- lliirhitr.
Sydney, N. S., Sept. l:;. Peary is
""siill at Battle HarlK)r. and his family
rht re are eagerly awaiting 'word of his
departure on the Roosevelt for Syd
ney. Mrs. Peary yesterday received
a wireless message from her husband
saying he would keep her posted, and
from this it is assumed Peary has not
definitely fixed the time of his sailing
from Battle Harbor.
Knrmrll for Conk.
On Board the Steamer Oscar II.,
Sept. 12, by wireless via Christian
sand. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, Whose
arrival yesterday at Chrlstiansand was
greeted b- a salute of seven guns from
the fort by the special order of King
Haakon, and .who was the object of
the greatest enthusiasm during his
brief stop there, was given a notable
farewell when the Oscar II. steamed
out of the port.
He was welcomed aboard the Scan
dinavian liner by more than l.nhn pas
sengers who crowded its decks, head
ed by Captains Moller and Hempel,
with all the snip's officers in full uni
form. SraiiierJlnl! Piny KnrrwHI.
The anchor was weighed immediate
ly and the Oscar II. sailed down the
fjord accompanied by a score of ex
cursion steamers, with bands playing
the national airs,' until the open sea
Letter May Beeonie llintorlc.
New York, Sept. 13. On excellent
authority has been learned the pur-
port of letters written by Dr. Freder-
New York. Sept. 13. William
Rockefeller and Jacob II. Schiff were
elected directors of the I'nion Pa
cific today succeeding Henry H
Rogers and Edward 11. Harriman
They were also appointed members
of the executive committee.
The board of directors elected ex
Judee Robert S. Lovett. chairman of
tho executive committee to succeed
The matter of electing a president of
the Pnion Pacific, was not discussed
hut It is expected the next bond of the
I'-ad will be an operating man.
Itinerary of Peary's
Trip to the North Pole
Left Xcw York July C, 1908.
lx-ft Sydney July 17.
Arrived Cape York, Greenland. Auj.
Left Etah, Greenland, Aug. 8.
Arrived at Cape Sheridan, Grantlan.I,
Sept. 1 (winter quarters.)
Started north by sledge Feb. 13,
Arrived Cape Columbia March 1."
Passed British northern record, S3
degrees, 21 minutes (made by U. "3.
Nares in 1S7C). March 2.
Delayed by open water, March 2 and
Hcli up by open water March 1 to
Crossed 84th parallel. March 11.
Encountered open lead, March 15.
Crossed 85th parallel, March IS.
Crossed Sfith parallel. March 23!
Passed Norwegian record, Xfi de
grees, 14 minutes (made by Frithjof
Nansen in 1X!)G), March 23.
Passed Italian record. SG degrees.
34 minutes (made by Cagni or the
duke of Abruzzl expedition), March
Encounteied open lead. March 2G.
Crossed 87th parallel. March 27.
Passed American record, S7 degrees,
('. minutes (made by Peary in l'jnc).
Held up by open water, March 29.
Crossed SSth parallel, Aprii 2.
Crosstd 89th parallel. April 4.
Reached North Pole, April .
Return trip started, April 7.
Reached Cape Columbia, April 21.
Arrived on board Roosevelt, April
Roosevelt left Cape" Sheridan .lulv
Left Cape York. Aug. 2tl.
Arrived Indian Harbor, Ibrador,
ick A. Cook to his wife, that will be
come historical if the text is ever
It was to these letters that Dr. Cook
referred in his announcement, cabled
from Copenhagen, that his wife was In
possession of indisputable evidence
that he had discovered the north pole.
In one letter, written in the spring
journey, starting in February from his
winter quarters In a hole in the ground
in Ellesmere land to Etah. The dis
tance, about 300 miles, had to be cov
ered withont dogs and with insufficient
The most striking part of this letter,
however, is that winch describes the
bitter disappointment on arriving, half
starved, at his base near Etah. to find
that Iris cache of supplies, which had
been sent by his loyal wife, had been
moved by Commander Peary.
Dr. Cook also tells of his subsequent
joy in recovering the provisions and
of the great help rendered him by
Harry Whitney, the young millionaire
Arctic hunter of New Haven.
Another letter mentions the loss of
; case of furs, taken. Dr. Cook writes,
Friends of Mrs. Cook are discussing
If iter received by her from Peary
last year on the return of the Erik
from the polar regions. After sayin
he had seen a letter purporting to
have been written by her husband from
Cape Thomas Hubbard, Commander
Peary added that she need have no
fear, that her husband probably was
n Ellesmere land, where game was
plentiful. After the name "Cape Thorn
as Hubbard," it is said, the command-
r put a big interrogation mark, indi
ating mat Dr. Cook was at an en
tirely different place from where he
professed to be. .
t'nniiiln t'lniiiiM All Land.
Ottawa. Can., 'Sept. 13. Canada
claims all the land directly north of
North America in a line to the pole.
on which it would bo possible to nail
a flag. This position is a semi-offic
ial reply to a question asked in the
British house of commons as to the
ownership of the north pole. The
question was referred to Canada.
Canada's answer is that all terri
tory between the North American
boundary and the pole must be Brit
ain s. The stand is maintained that
it has been formally taken posession
of by Captain Bernier. Canada's arc
tic explorer, who is now lost in the
ATTORNEY PROVED A HERO
uut Lost Life in Attempt to Save
ocean Park, Cal.. Sept. 13. While
trying to rescue one of two young
women who had fallen off a diving raft
on whica they were disporting them
selve just beyond the breaker line
cnaries T. Cleary, an attorney of
urana Island. Neb., was. drowned Sun
day. Others of the party were rescued
Johns New Champion.
Philadelphia. Sept. 13. -Walker F.
Johns of the University of Pennsylva
nia defeated 'Melville E. Long, Pacific
coast and western champion, for the
here today, 6-4.
Uncle Sam: I hope the time will come when you can support yourself,
deficit this year is over $16,00 0,000. News Item.
PEARY WAS ALONE AT THE
POLE WITH SINGLE ESKIMO
Battle Harbor. Labrador, Sept. 13.
The following'details of Peary's jour
ney to the pole -were gleaned from
members of the expedition aboard the
Roosevelt: The only men to ioa-":i
he pole were, Peary and an Eskinn.
The other whites were sent back on;
by one as Peary drew nearer his ob
Ileniuin tiue Mareh Amay.
Matthew Henson and three Eskimos,
he only other members of the party
hat made the final dash, were left oin
march south of the jiole.
Captain BartMt and George Bortip
started Feb. 27 from Cape .Columbia
with a number of, Eskimos and dogs
on a march ac ross the Ice head in?
Had Seven Unite Mrii
When Peary left Cape Columbia h
had seven white men. 17 Eskimos and
13( dogs. March 4 Peary came up
with Bartlett, who had pitched hU
camp at tho side of a lead of wat r
which it was impossible to cross. All
waited until March 11 before further
progress was possible.
San Seen March 5.
The sun was sen for the first lime
March 5 and observations showed the
explorers were a rbort. way;froni the
S4th parallel. The supply of alcoh l
running shoit, Borup returned to Cap"
Columbia for a fresh stock.
March 1 1 Borup overlook "Peary
again, bringing oil and alcohol. The;
division under Professor Ross G. Mar
vin, joined Peary the same day.
At this point Professor Ronald B.
McMillan was sen i. hack with his feet
badly frozen. Borup returned to land
from 83.23 with two Eskimos. Bart
lett was still beating out the trail two
days ahead of I -ary. Marvin took
observations at ..48 and started on
the return. On- t , next march Bart
lett made a reco 1 trip, covering 20
miles and reachir; 85.38.
Mopped at SNIh rarallel.
Harnett took in. next observation .m
the SSth parallel pril 2 and then r
turned, leaving I'oary, Henson and
three Eskimos wi!h provisions for 40
days to make th final dash.
Party started April 3 and made "0
miles and slept ii-af the 89th parallel.
The -next - observation was at 89.25
The next time 'lie sun wis sighted
tho observation showed 89.57. The
pole was reachei April G arni a seri?3
of observations uiken at 90.
Iole a Proira Sen.
Peary deposited ' his -re.cords and
hoisted the Anvriean flag. The tern
perature was 31' below zero," Fahren
heit. The pole ippeared as a frozen
r,ea. Peary tried to take soundings
but got no bottom at 1,500 fathoms.
ILLINOIS BOY WHO
STAGE; IN 1885
Washington. & rit. 13. Thr story of.
an Illinois' boyuJlng westi becoming
a cowboy, and nft ing a smi- nanueu
holdup of a stag. coach wr h 'six pas
sengers, figures fi a patron granted
by President Ta'rf "todaj I ' the'eas's
of L. A. Potter.'., fitter--Tv t Salem,
mi., ana w nen -feted of holding up
a stage in Texas As sentenced May
2. 18S,-to llfot I,, prison ment, -
Peary stayed at the pole 34 hours
and then started back home April 7.
April 23, the party reached the ver
tical edge of land ice west of Cape
Columbia and after two days' rest
the journey was resumed. The Roose
velt was reached April 27.
Hon Martin Won Lont.
Marvin, left the pai$y Mnrrh"'v5'ft1
return to the ship April 10 and l.r
miles from Cape Columbia, he started
out ahead. When the Eskimos ar
rived at an open lead they noticed
the ice broken 23 yards out and saw
what looked like a man's body float
ing in the center of the lead. They re
turned to the Roosevelt and report
ed. Bartlett went back and recov
ered Marvin's personal belongings.
which were still on the ice where the
Eskimos had left them. Marvin's
records and observations were saved.
iii Accuse! of iiing Men a Saw
Ends Life When Charged
With the Act.
Nevada. Mo., Sept. M. Fifteen-year-
old .Ada DePratt shot and fatnllv
wounded herself today when she
learned that prisoners at the county
jail had told the sheriff, that she had
given them a saw with which to cut
through the prison bars. The prison
ers were delected in the jail breaking
attempt and, believing the girl had ex
posed them, told the sheriff she had
become infatuated, with one of them
and helped them. The girl, it is said.
was loitering near the jail expecting
to meet the men when they escaped.
When she learned the real situation
:;ie shot herself.
Small Town Wiped Out.
Vincennes, lnd., Sept. IS. Fire prac
tically destroyed all the business sec
tion of Monroe City, a town of 1,000
inhabitants, 10 miles cast of here, to
day. The loss is $100,000,
GOV. JOHNSON IN
A NEW OPERATION
St. Paul, Sept. 13. Governor John
son went to Rochester, Minn., this
afternoon to undergo another opera
tion as the result of an operation for
appendicitis several years ago.
HELD UP TEXAS
PARDONED BY TAFT
Mrs. J.' W. White, wife of the presi
dent of the German National bank of
Mason, Texas,, who was a passenger,
urged the pardon on the grounds that
the sentence was excessive. No' one
was hurt. The prisoner had been
sufficiently punished and he took only
9 and a watch. Potter Is 50 years
r1.1 nrwl Kl-ril.'On ln"tlnollh TTii il'nn t. I
He was re
IS NOTABLE TRIP
Journey Which Taft Begins To
morrow Record Breaker
for Chief Magistrate.
AWAY TILL NOVEMBER 10
Will Travel Through iW States and
Two Southwestern Tciritorics
Chicago, Sept. 13. In anticipation of
a great influx of "visitors on the occa
sion of President Taft's visit to Chica
go next Thursday, Chief of Detectives
Wood today prepared to free the city
of confidence men, pickpockets and
police characters" In general. Wow
called r0 detectives before him today
and Instructed them to sweep the
streets clean of suspects.
Leaven Beverly Tomorrow.
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 13. When
President Taft motors into Boston
tomorrow afternoon to be the guest
of the chamber of commerce at a
dinner that evening . he will have
started on one of the most notable
trips ever taken by a chief magis
trate of the United States. After
spending tho night at a hotel in Bos
ton the president will, leave at 10
a. in. on Wednesday on the first stage
of his long journey, the first stop
ping place being at Chicago, where
Mr. Taft will be entertained part of
the day. by the Commercial club and
the remainder of his stay by the
Through 3 Stale.
Leading through 30 states and
both, of the far southwestern terri
tories, the president's trip will reach
its climax at El Paso, Tex., on Oct.
16, where he will meet President
Diaz of Mexico. The meeting will be
surrounded with all the pomp and
dignity which such a rare occasion
demands,, and after Mr. Taft formally
has received President Diaz at El
Pasa, he will cross the international
bridge to Ciudad Juarez, officially to
return the call of the chief executive
of the southern republic. During
tho evening President Taft will be
entertained at a state dinner on Mex
ican soil. President Diaz will be en
tertained at luncheon at El Paso,
Trip rover 12.750 Mile.
The president's trip covers an Itin
erary of 12,759 miles and his private
cars, the Mayflower and the Hasle
mere will be handled over 22 differ
ent railroad systems. The Southern
Pacific will get the longest haul, of
2.289 miles. . The Maricopa and
Phoenix railroad, . away out, in Ari
zona, gets the shortest haul of 35
miles. The voyage down the MissisB
ippi river from St. Louis to New Or
leans on the steamboat "Mississippi"
covers 1.163 miles and occupies four
days and five nights.
Some Notable Feature,
In addition to the meeting , with
President Diaz and the voyage down
the Mississippi river, a ..trip which
President . Roosevelt made, several
years ago. the striking incidents of
President b tour will Include a moon
light ride through . the Royal gorge
and a night trip over, the highest
passes of the Rocky mountains;-an
Inspection of one of the greatest Irri
- ' Ration projects In" all the west nt
I Montrose, Col.; a' visit' to the smel-
ters at Butte; a flying visit to the
Coeur d 'Alene country of northern
Idaho; a two days' stay at the Alaska-Yukon
exposition at Seattle; a day
Of sightseeing down the Shasta route
in California;, a three days' visit to
the Yosemlte. valley; a day spent
about the rim of the Grand canyon.
in Arizona; and four days on the
ranch of the president's brother,
Charles P. Taft, near Corpus Christ!,
Cabinet Officers aa Gaeata. .
Five of his nine cabinet officers
will at different times be the guests
of the president for portions of the
trip and after he reaches the Pa
cific coast, there will be from two to
four with him practically all of the
Leaving Boston Wednesday, the
president's party will consist of him
self. Captain Archibald W. Butt, his
military aid; Wendell W. Mischier,
assistant secretary; Charles C. Wag
ner, executive stenographer; Dr. J.
J. Richardson of Washington ; Gerrit
Fort, assistant to the vice presi
dent of the New York Central
lines, who will have all of
the transportation arrangements for
(Continued on Pag-e Four.)
IN DETROIT KILLING
Lack f Clews to Persons Who Cut
I'p Maynelle Millman's Body
May Ijet Guilty Escape.
Detroit, Mich.. Sept. 13. The polic
investigation into the death of Miss
Maybelle Millman of Ann Arbor,
whose dismembered body was found
last week in Ecorse creek and the
lower Detroit river tied in three sacks,
appears to be at a standstill. Dr.
George A. Fritch, the only person ar
rested on suspicion, was released un
der $10,000 ball and the young women
detained at police headquarters as
witnesses have been permitted to go
to their homes. -
Dr. Thaddeus Walker and Dr. John
E. Clark worked several hours on an
examination of certain- organs taken
from the j-oting'flflfifn's bofly.Tjnt'wIlI
I'ot be ready to give their report to
the prosecutor before late today.
That portion of the body from th;
knee to the waist, which was contained
in the third and last sack that was
found, was so badly decomposed that
it is said to be doubtful whether the
experts will be able to give any posi
HELD; NOT WIRE TAPPERS
Case Prosecuted by Chicago Board
of Trade Fails.
Pittsburg.- Sept. 13 E. B. Saylo-
formerly local superintendent of the
Western Union Telegraph, company,
and W. H. Smith, furnisher of stocn
quotations, were acquitted today on
the charge of conspiracy in connectloi
with the wire tapping scandal prose
cuted by the Chicago Board o Trade.
The jury's sealed' verdict was opened
his morning. W. H. Thompson, the
electrician, was ordered acquitted by
CLOSE CALL FOR GUESTS
Crowded Inn at Edgeniere, L. I
Burns in the Night.
vrrmam I. I Sont 1 :i In a fi ro
which destroyed Holmeshurst inn here
before daylight today 7 guests and 20
employes experienced exciting and
narrow escapes. The fire, which the
proprietor says was incendiary, started
n the basement and worked up
through the frame structure so rapid-
the entire first floor w-as afire be
fore the guests were given alarm.
While most of the guests were able
o leave by stairways half a dozen,
among them two women, leaped from
a second story balcony but were nov
seriously hurt. The loss may reach
NEW USE FOR BALL PARKS
Harry Davis of Pittsburg Secures Op
tions on SO for Hippodromes.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 13. Harry
Davis, lessor of three Pittsburg the
aters and proprietor of the Hippo
drome at ,New, Forbes field, has just
secured options on 20 baseball parks
in the principal .cities of the country
for hippodrome purposes next season.
The shows are to be opened as soon
as the theaters close and aa immense
hippodrome circuit, to be known as the
Davis circuit, formed.
RECEPTION FOR SHERMAN
Vice President Honored by Missouri
:i Kansas City, Sept. 13. Vice Pres
ident James S. Sherman, who is in
Kansas City on business, will tonight
be a guest of the Missouri Republican
club at a public reception. One thous
and invitations have been, issued and
many prominent republicans through
out Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma,
will be present- - -
American Bankers. Seifn
to Favor Segregation
of Deposits. :
COCfnlTTE ES RBPOfilt
To Cend Every Effort for Uni
form State Laws Bearing 4
. on Business. .
Chicago, Sept. 13. The annual con-,;
vention of the National Association of -Supervisors
of State Banks was held
today.. Pierre Jay, president of the
association, delivered an address.
. Would . Separate Account.
Mr. Jay, in recommending uniform
banking laws, in all states, Bpoke in
favor of legislation which will in all
cases separate the savings deposits
from commercial accounts. . It is only
by doing this, he declared, that the
establishment of postal savings banks
by the government can be prevented.
Mr. Jay said In part: ."Since we met
in June, 1908, a question in which we ;
are vitally interested, the safety .of 4)'
bank deposit, has been made one ofj' ;
the major issues of a great political
campaign. The result has been the.
election of a president, pledged by. his
platform to create a postal savings
bank. In South Dakota, Nebraska,
Kansas and Texas laws have been en
acted guaranteeing safety of deposits.
Thus it is plain that public opinion In
some parts of the country at least is ;!
not satisfied with the conditions un
der which banking is now carried on.
or with the measure of protection "
which bank supervision has managed v ,
to give. : - ; 1 "'
Xm York Went Farther. t
"I think it is clear that the national ;s
bank act and most of the state bank
iug J&wg .pqljempawer the supervisor r
to see that the law is obeyed. It re- .
mained for New' York, however, after v'
the panic of 1908, to glye to the super- I
visor power not only to direct the dls
continuance of unsafe and unsound ;
practices, but after certain steps to '
take possession of and liquidate any
bank which neglects such directions.
"In addition to recommending that .
provisions similar to those existing in
New York be enacted in every state, j
it is also recommended ,
"1. That the supervisor shall be a .:
practical banker or should have some '
other recognized qualification for the
"2. That politics should play no ', .
part in his appointment.
"3. That he should have a free
hand in selecting his assistants.
- "4. That his staff should be large
enough to make thorough semi-annual
"5. And since I am no longer a su
pervisor, I may add that the salaries
paid should be large enough to secure
a high grade of men as supervisors
and examiners." .--;
Law Committee Make neport'.
Jay's address was followed by the
report of the committee on uniform
state banking laws and uniform classi
fication of bank reports. The commit
tee reports that the committee of the
savings bank section of the American
Bankers' association has adopted the
principle of segregation and proper in-
estment of savings deposits as Its
legislative program. Also that a con- -
iderable number of supervisors of
state banks recommended to their res
pective legislatures the enactment of
legislation along the lines of the rec
Several State Need I .aw a.
The report gives a list of governors
who recommended banking, legislation
along the lines of the recommendations
of the committee. The report mentions
(Continued on Pace Two.).
Utica, N. Y., Sept. 13. Theresa Tra-
copqlo, 7, years old, was found dead to
day .with a bullet hole through the
head. Fanny Inf usino. ated 6. ' who
was .with the child, had been shot
through .the stomach and cannot re
cover, and a. little brother of the Infu-
Ino girl was also shot and Is ina
serious condition. The children, who
had been missing since last, evening.
were seen walking with a strange man.
After an all night's search the chil
dren were found in an out of the way.
pl.HC?.t.. Fanny. Infvsjqpgave, a, meager
description of the man with them, i