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THE AHGUS. WEDNESDAY. OCTQHEli 13. 1909. -TWELVE PAGES.
FltlCE TWO CENTS.
T REACH POLE
THE BURNING ISSUE
SPANISH PARTY, IS SHOT
Two Esquimo Boys, AI
; leged Only Compan
ONLY ONE DAY IN DASH
Encountered Lead and Open
Water, Turning Back and
New York, Oct. 13. Commander
Robert E. Peary last night made pub
, lit the evidence upon which he bases
his charge that Dr. Frederick A. Cook
did not discover the north pole on
April 21, 190S, as he claims.
This evidence consists of a state
ment' signed by jiiriscl'fi Robert A.
Uartlett, master of tho Schooner Rooso-,
; velC: IX B. McMillan,. Xorge Borup
; and Mathcw A. Ucuseft. These men
' were all members of Commander
Peary's party. They are familiar with
polar travel. They are witnesses
whose credibility cannot successfully
be attacked, and there can be no ques
tion that they believe to be true every
word of the statement to which they
have set their names. Tlieir testi
mony will be read with interest and
given great weight by scientists.
The statement of the five men em
bodies a report of an examination that
was made of the two Eskimos who, Dr.
Cook says, accompanied him in his
dash across the polar sa and of tii?
father of one of them who personally
was familiar with the first and last
thirds of Dr. Cook's journey.
It is accompanied by a map of Dr.
Cook's trip, marked out by tin? Kski
nios. In procuring the statements of
Dr. Cook's companions, the statement
points out, especial pains were taken
to leave no ground for the charge that
the Eskimos were either coached or
coerced by Commander Peary or any
member of his. party. Every effort
was made to have the statement of
each Eskimo made independently of
Summed up. Commander Peary's evi
dence tends to show:
That Dr. Cook's explorations
north never took him beyond the
That he proceeded northward
no farther than one day's march
from Cape Thomas Hubbard.
That his companion.'-, two Eski
mo boys, the oldest only 19. and
his outfit, twenty dogs and two
sleds, wese utterly insufficient to
cope' with the dangers and hard
ships of the dash across the polar
sea. from Cape Thomas Hubbard
to the pole.
That before he left Cape Thom
as Hubbard Dr. Cook cached food
and that when he returned from
his so-called dash his sleds were
still so heavily laden that only a
small amount of provisions was
taken from his cache.
31 nil One !))' Journoj-.
That after one day's journey
north from Cape Thomas Hub
bard Cook and the Eskimos inarch
ed south until they returned to
land, and that they then moved
southwest across Prince Gustavo
sea until they reached a small
That from this island they pro
ceeded to Amund Ringness Land,
where they killed deer, south in a
zig-zag path through Norwegian
bay, where they killed some of
their dogs, south through Hell
gate, where they abandoned a
sledge, and thence through Jones
sound, where they hunted walrus,
(Continued on I'age Kight.)
Roply at State Department as
to Resignation of Minister
NOTHING HEARD FROM TAFT
Deposed Diplomat Issues Statement
Saying lie Tried to Carry Out
Washington. Oct. 13- The simple
statement that the Crave Incident is
closed was the only response made to
day at the White house and state de-
partment to the inquiry as to whether
President Taft had accepted the res
ignation of Crane as minister desig
nate to China. It was stated nothing
had been heard from the president to
day, and Knox had gone to his Valley
Crane Make Stnteinrnt.
In a public statement, Crane says
"The statement issued by the de
pastment of state is slightly inaccur
ate in saying that the secretary in
formed me my resignation would be
accepted. Tlje letter that I received
from Knox toetay says he recommended
to the president that the president ac
cept my resignation. Before this let
ter was received I had already sent
the president the following telegsam:
The state department objects to
certain tilings I have done in an effort
to carry out my understanding of your
wishes as expressed by you. In my
judgment no mistake has been made,
except as the denartment has made it
a mistake. However. I did not and
cannot guarantee to make no mistakes,
and especially unless I have the cor
dial support and cooperation of the
government, a matter in which the de
partment proceeded in a way incon
sistent with my own self-respect and
my conception of the dignity of the
position and with the understanding
upon which I accepted it. 1 appreciate
tho personal consideration I received
from you. and under all the circum
stances I have decided to await infor
mation as to your wishes before tak
ing action. You will understand, of
course, my resignation is in your
" 'CHARL.ES R. CRANE.'"
Thnt rnspapcr story.
"The statement of the department
is further inaccurate in saying that I
gave out a newspaper story about the
agreement between China and Japan
It would have been more accurate if
the statement had said, as indicated in
its closing paragraph, that a brief con
versation of mine with a newspaper
representative contributed to the pub
lication by him of a discussion of this
agreement and the possibility of pro
test by the government and that the
department regarded this conversation
as 'indiscreet.' The publication in my
judgment would not have been any
mistake if the department had not
chosen to vouch for its accuracy and
given it official significance."
PRESS WINS POINT
Court Balks Attempt to Try
Publishers for Libel at
IN PANAMA LIBEL CASE
Owners of Indianapolis Xews Upheld
in Ignoring Indictment Returned
Indianapolis, Oct. 13. After argu
ments for two days in which the gov
ernment attempted to show that the
Indianapolis News had libeled Presi
dent Koosevelt, C. P. Taft and others
in certain publications respecting the
purchase of the Panama canal. Judge
A. B. Anderson of the federal court de
cided late yesterday afternoon that
Charles R. Williams and Delavan
Smith, proprietors of the News, could
not be taken to Washington to answer
an indictment found against them
there for libel.
Would Like Truth.'
The court discussed tho duty of a
newspaper in his ruling and said that
he himself would like to know the
truth about the Panama canal pur
chase. He said every one was inter
ested in it, and it was the duty of a
newspaper lo print the news and tell
the truth about it; that is, make de
ductions from the facts contained in
the news. He declared he would hes
itate a long time before sending the
defendants to Washington for trial if
the editorials complained of were to
be depended on to prove malice in the
HULL, SWINDLER, IS FINED
M: Sail to Have Operated in This
Vicinity Comes to Grief,
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 13. (Argus
Special.) W. A. Dean, alias Perry
Hull, who operated a swindling game
in Savanna, Port Byron and Joliet sev-'
erai wk n,m nn,i hn was cantureil .
in Dayton, Ohio, wast fined $100 and
costs and sentenced to 30 days in the
workhouse in each of two counts at
Cincinnati. Dan was identified m
court by members of several firms as
the man who passed the bogus checks
cn their respective concerns.
Officials of the banks at Port Byron
denied they were swindled by Hull or
any one of his description.
Until the North Pole Row Is
HOMERS HELP PITTSBURG WIN
THE FIFTH OF WORLD'S SERIES
TODAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN FIGURES
PITTSBURG. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Byrne, 3b .- 5 2 2 1 3 oj
Leach, cf 4 1 2 3 00
Clarke, If 2 2 2 2 0 0
Wagner, ss 2 1 I 1 2 2
Miiier, 2b 4 0 0 C 1 0
Abstein, 1b 3 0 0 11 0 0
Wdson, rf ..4 1 1 1 0 0
Gibson, c 4 1 2 8 0 0
Adams, p 3 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 31 8 10 27 7 2 1
Batted for Stanage in seventh.
Score by innings:
Hits by innings:
Two base hits Wilson, T. Jones, Crawford.
Jones, Crawford. Sacrific? hits Clarke, . Adams.
Wagner i2), Adams, Crawford, D. Jones." Bases on balls Off Adams, 1; off
Summers, 3. Wild pitches Summcrers, 1. . Base on dead ball Wagner.
Struck out By Adams, 8; by Summers, 4; by Willet, 1.
Pittsburg, Oct. 13. The fifth game
in the world's championship baseball
series was played this afternoon be
fore more than 3.000 enthusiasts. The
temperature was about 33, but the air
clear and bracing. The crowd was
not large enough to necessitate
The opposing batteries were Adams
and Gibson and Summers and Stanage.
Detroit. Jones made a home run io
center field bleachers. Hush walked.
The Pittsburg team played for a delay
so Adams could steady. Play was re
sumed after two minutes. Cobb Hir?d
to Loach. Crawford singled to left.
Rush taking third on a hit and run
signal. Delehanty fanned. Crawforl
stole second and Moriarty popped to
Abstein. One run.
Pittsburg. Byrne singled past Bush.
Leach beat out a bunt, Byrne taking
second. Clarke sacrificed, Stanage to
T. Jones, sending Byrne to third and
Iveach to second. Summers intention
ally passed Wagner, filling the bases.
Miller fanned. Abstein walked, foic
ing in Byrne. Wilson fanned out. One
skcomj in mm;.
Detroit. T. Jones flied to Wilson
Stanagei fanned and Summers struck
out. No runs.
Pittsburg. Gibson beat out a hit to
Rush. Adams sacrificed. Summers to
Delehanty, Gibson taking second.
Delehanty made a wonderful one
handed pickup of what appeared to be
a safe hit by Byrne and threw him
out to T. Jones. Gibson taking third,
G ibson scored on a wild pitch. Leach
fiied to Crawford. One run
Detroit. D. Jones flied to Leaeh.
Bush fanned and Cobb was out, Byrne
to Abstein. No runs.
Pittsburg. Clarke walked and.
Wagner sinsled to left. Clarke taking
third on a hit and run signal play. As
Clarke started for second Buh ran
over to cover the base and Wagner
hit through Bush's position. Milter
Settled, the Explorers' Club Will
Mt. McKinley Ascension.
D. Jones, If
Bush, ss 3 0
Cobb, rf 4 1
Crawford, cf 4 2
Delehanty, 2b 4 0
Moriarty, Sb .j3' 0
T. Jones, 1b 4 0
Stanage, c 2 0
Schmidt, c 1 0
Summers, p 3 0
Wilier, p 1 0
Mclntyre 1 0
:-Mullin 1 0
Batted for Summers
6 24 11
2 1 1
2 0 0
1 0 3 2 -10
12 0 1 0 6
Home runs Ciarke, D.
Stolen bases Clarke,
was out. Bush to T. Jones, scoring
Clarke and sending Wagner to second.
Abstein was out. Bush to T. Jones,
Wagner taking third. Wilson was out,
Bash to T. Jones. One rim.
nii iti ii in mm;.
Detroit. Crawford was out. Wassner
to Abstein. Delehanty fanned. Mo- J
riarty was out. Miller to Abstein. N. '.
Pittsburg. Gibson was out, Moriarty
to T. Jones. Adams fouled to Stanage.
Byrne flied to D. Jones. No runs.
Detroit. T. Jones doubled to left.
Stanage fanned and Summers struck
out. D. Jones Hied to Clarke. No
Pittsburg. Leach flied to D. Jones.
Clarke ",jeat out a hit to T. Jones as
the latter fell in fielding the bad.
Clarke ;jtole second, Stamge's thro-v
going by Ddehanty, but he fell
against Clarke, preventing him from
going to third. Wagner wa: out. Bush
to T. Jones, Clarke taking third. Mil
ler was out. Mortal ty to T. Jones. No
sixth ixxix;. ' 4
Detroit. Bush struck out. Gibson
dropped the ball, but recovered in
lime to lag Bush out. Cobb singled
to left. Crawford doubled between
Leach and Clarke, scoring Cobb. Dele
hanty hit to Wagner and was safe on
the latter's wild throw, Delehanty tak
ing second on the throw and Crawforl
scoring. Moriarty flied to Clark
T. Jones was out. Miller to Abstein.
Pittsburg. Abstein popped out to
Bush. Wilson grounded to T. Jons
unassisted and Gibson was out, Bus'i
to T. Jones. No runs.
Detroit. Mclntyre batted for Stan
age and-grounded out to Abstein un
assisted. Summers grounded to Ab
stein, who touched first. D. Jones was
cut. Byrne to Abstein. No runs.
Schmidt went in to catch for Detroit.
Pittsburg. Adams struck out.
Continue to Investigate That
Byrne singled to left and Leach sin
gle. 1 to left, Byrne going to third.
Clarke made a home run into the cen
ter field stand, scoring Byrne and
Leach in i'ronc of him. Wagner was
hit by a pi ched ball and tell to tiit
ground, delaying the game. Finally
arise and started for fir-st. Miller
fiied to D. Jones. Wagner stole second
and . then stole third and scored on
Schmidt's high throw. Abstain fanned.
Detroit. Bush flied to Leach. Cobb
was out, Adams to Abstein. Crawforl
hit a home run to center field stanj.
Leach, running for the ball, smashed
into the fence and fell into the sta'.id
but was not hurt. Delehanty was out,
Byrne to Abstein. One run.
Wilson doubled between Crawford
and D. Jones, the latter losing the ball
in the simi. Gibson singled back of
first, scoring Wilson. (Willet fs nov
pitching for Detroit.) Adams bunted
an easy one to T. Jones and was out.
Gibson stole second on the third
strike of Byrne. Gibson was 'cV.ught
stealing third. Schmidt to Moriarty.
Detroit. Moriarty fouled to Byrne.
Wagner dropped T. J01103 'pop fly an 1
the latter wa safe. T. Jones stole
second. Schmidt was out. Wasrnor to
bstein. Mullin. batting for Wille;,
popped to Wagner. No runs.
S ;iiiiip nt litoiico.
Chicago, O.-t. 13. Cold weather
ain caused the postponement of tho
C,,s-Sox game for the city champion-
TO OPEN PYRAMID
Kith Tract of (, OOO Acres Near
Reno, Nrv., Will Be Allotted
Reno. Nav., Oct. 13. That the de
partment of the interior is soon o
open the Pyramid Indian reservation
for settlement and is also planning an
immense reclamation project, usi-sg
'Pyramid lake as a reservoir for the
storage of water, has been announced
in Reno as a result of the visit of
Secretary Ballingrr in this city and
Pyramid lake last week.. There arc
more than GOO.0O1) acres in the reserva
tion. Immensely rich mineral belts
BIG TRIBUTE TO G0MPERS
Twenty Thousand in Parade at Wash
ington in Donor of Jahor lender.
Washington, Oct. 13. Organized
labor, representing many parts of
this country, Canada, and even Cuba,
paid a notable tribute last night in
this city to the home coming from
Europe of Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the American Federation of
The occasion was featured by a
monster parade, followed later by a
big mass meeting at Convention hall.
Estimates of enthusiasts concerning
the number of men and women who
participated in the parade ran as high
The event derived some added in-
erest from the fact that this was the
day on which the court of appeals
of the District of Columbia had been
expected to hand down its decision in
the contempt proceedings against Mr
Gompcrs and other federation offic
ial:;. The decision, however, failed
FOREMAN AT HEAD
Chicago Man Elected President
of Illinois Bankers' As
sociation. HONOR WAIT OF REYNOLDS
C. I'. Andersen One of the Vice Pres
idents Members Hostile to
Decatur, 111., Oct. 13 (Special)
The Illinois bankers in convt-utUsn
this morning elected these oilieers:
President Ot-car G. r:-e.an of
Vice president E. E. Crabtrce of
Men. hers of the executive eoaueil
ft. P. Wait of lleynon's. J. B.
Phillips of German Valley, N. G.
Thompson of ilockford, E. I.. Wag
ner of Chicago, Philip D. Sanders of
Streator J. It. Beggs cf T cola.
I atham T. Souther of Springfield. J.
S. Little of Rushville, Archer K. Cex
of Xenia and D. W. Kar:-.l:er of
C. F. Anderson of Mobile, was
elected one of the vice pn-si dants.
Itnp ( rot rnl Hunk.
Decatur. 111., Oct. 13. Small support
was accorded the central bank idea by
tile speakers at the annual convention
of the Bankers' Association of Illinois.
The bankers' bill, which went to de
feat before the Vreeland-Aldrich cur
rency l'K-asure was passed by the last
congress was defeated, and the guar
anty of deposits and postal savings
bank propositions were sharply criti
The members of.. the American Bank
ers' association held a special meet
ing and elected State Treasurer And
rew Russell of Jacksonville vice pres
ident for Illinois. Stenslon if. Cliesney
member of she nominating committee.
and J. O Wilson of Bloomington mem
ber of the executive council.
The first session of tha convention
in the POwer.-: grand opera house vis
opened with prayer by Rev. W. II.
Pennhallegon of Decatur.
MKlnne Sfnrl Bull.
President James McKinnty of Aledo,
in his annual address, discussed ihe
quest ion eif recent currency legisla
tion. "The plan adopted at Chicago Jan.
IS, lOO. by a committee of 13 appoint
ed by the American Bankers' associa
tion, was presiuned in what was known
as the bankers' bill." he said. "In my
opinion, that bill proposed the best
and wisi st currency plan brought for
ward at that time, because it proidl
for a icady response to actual condi
tions in both tho issue and retirement
e.f our currency, and still maintained
the absolute integrity of our bank note
l-Vnra KITn-l of I'il(( ion.
"It may be that the central bank
idea will be favored. If so, I trust the
bank that is recommended may Io so
constructed and so re-gulated as to be
entirely disassociated from politics
and politicians, and be strong enough
fully to meet the needs of this great
country at all times. The commission
surely will realize that it will not be
wise to recommend a central bank
plan simply because one is found to be
in successful opesation in some Euro
pean country. It does not necessarily
follow that such a plan would prove
adequate and satisfactory here under
widely different conditions. The Bank
of England is called the financial Gib
raltar of Great Britain, yet we find no
counterpart of it in the broad-spread
ing Dominion of Canada, where the
people arc well served by independent
GATEMEN IN THEFT PLOT
Seattle Evposiiion Employes Are Dis
charged Stolen 28,000 Found.
Seattle. Oct. 13. Charged with be
ing organized into a syndicate with
some of their superiors to steal
money taken in at the gates, every
gat.eman of tho Alaska-Yukon-i'acific
exposition hp.s been discharged. Ac
cording to report $28,000 had been
accumulated and placed in bank to be
divided later when the thieving was
WATERTOWN NURSES PASS
Two Successful in State Ciil Seivice
Springfield, 111., Oct. 13 (Special)
Matt!e Adolf and Jesoi W. Rob
erts of the Watertown insane asvlum
l.nve pn.ssed the civil service txainina
Jtion for graduate nurse.
Sentencp of Court Mar
tial Relentlessly Car-Jg
MEETS DEATH BRAVELY
United Protests of Socialists of
Europe Are Without
Barcelona, Oct. 13. Francisco
Ferrer, convicted of promoting tho
recent rebellion was shot this morn
ing In Montjuich prison' in the exe
cution cf the sentence of death Im
posed upon lUm 'by court martial.
Vhn the hour of his execution
arrived he walked' bravely through
tlid prison, sard to a ditch in thi
ihaduw of the ctirfrrling wall and
without a quiver he faced the 12 in-
nntry111e.11, who at tho word of com
mand lired simultaneously. When
the report of the volley died away.
Ferrer lay dead upon tiie ground.
I.uuk I'nilrr Muxplrlon.
With the exe.cution eif Francisco
'errer the authorities have; removed
rom the affairs of Spain one of long
inspected revolutionary activities and
ne who, because of his education ani
ifluence. was deemed of deculiar dan
ger to tiie :date. 1 ne decree or ma
ourt martial was carried out in the
face of pretests irom syrnpa'liizer.s.
ot only in Spain, but in France, and
it was said in Paris and Rome the-se
protests were veiice-d in mass nieet
by workmen of socialistic tenden
cies. Tfri-ntrnrl SpnolNh KiiibnMlr.
In thet;o capitals attacks were at
tempted upon Spanish euibasBl?H'
which, however, were protected by po
lice nnd Mjldieis. Many ptitioun'for
clemency were addressed to King" Al
fonso, who was also threatened wi'h
death should he not spare Ferrer's life.
Fe-rrer's attorney claimed he did not
have a fair trial, as witnesses were
not in open court, but einly their de-iM,.-;it
ioi'.s were read.
Wa I'revlotiMljr A r rented.
Fe-rrcr was lermerly a director of
the modern school of Barcelona nnd
was repeatedly ace-used tf teaching
revolutionary doctrines. In 1905 ns
was arrested charged with complicity
with Manuel Morales in an attempt
upon th life of King Alfonso on tin
day of the royal marriage. On trial
IVrrrr v, :u; ne qiiittcd. Sen:. 1 last be
was arreted erarged with having i 1
cited t'i? rioting which occurre'd in
Barceloin last summer.
Wna lra(-Kt AKilnat War.
This outbreak, which spread ( h rough
the Catalonian provinces, was in th'
nature of a protest against the seii'
ing of Spanish tKiop.i agaiusit Moon
on the Riff coast, and for a timet a.
rumed alarming projwirt ior.s. It w.13
p Urged Ferrer was the principal hi
the uprising. At bin trial documents
were admitted alleged to have related
to 1 cvoImi iouary movements and to
have included tho proclamation of a
BIG INCREASE IN
f igures in Hands of Stole Ivjuidi.ern
Show Growth of $o:,:t"'-t02
Over last Vcar.
Springfield, HI., Oct. 13 With all
the county returns in, the state board
of ee.nializat ion has settled down to
business, ami from now on the board
members and clerical fore-e will be
busy preparing for the equalization of
Tho railroad committee held lt first
business session, listening to poverty
appeals freim officials, solicitors and
tax agents of 10 different lincB. .
An increase of $S05,302.792 over tho
assessment of last year is shown In
the total returns of assessments on
ton and city lots, farm lands and
personal property, this year's assess
ment aggregating $1,139,232,406. Tbe
change in the assessment laws mak
ing the assessed valuation oncthird
ir:!;ti-ad of one-fifth of the full valua
tion, would make a natural Increase
of C 2 3 per cent, so that the actual
increase is only 4 per cent. These flg
uso3 do not include the assessments of
railroads and mercantile and franchise
corpora J inns, which are made by the
board of equalization.
Temperature Near Zero.
St. Paul, Oct. 13. Temperatures as
low as C above zero nt Willlston, J
D., and 8 above at Prince Albert, Can
ada, were reported today.