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The Billings Gazette.
Filled With Awe, He
Gazes Into the
Governor of Arizona Plays Part of
Host to Chief Executive at Formal
Dimner.-Plcnlc Luncheon at Edge
of Great Precipice Is Part of Day's
picnic lunch at Grand View, a
sunset trip to Hopi Point, and a
stage ride of 35 miles riding made up
President Taft's stay at the Grand
Canon of the Colorado today.
The president tonight was the guest
of honor of Governor Sloan of Arizo
na, at a formal dinner at El Tovar
hotel and left at 11 p. m. for Albu
querque en route to El Paso, Texas,
where on Saturday morning he will
meet President Diaz of Mexico.
The president's first view of the
canon, where he gazed 13 miles across
space to the opposite rim, had the
same effect upon him, he said, which
it must have upon all who see it, a
feeling of awe in the face of the ter
rific force that through ages cut such
a rift in the rock.
The president, accompanied by Gov
ernor Sloan, Postmaster General
Hitchcock, John Hays Hammond and
other members of his party, arrived
here before daylight this morning. Aft
er breakfast at the hotel the day's
sightseeing began with a stage ride
to Grand View, where the greatest
panoramic view of the canon is to
be had. Luncheon was served picnic
fashion at the edge of a great preci
pice. Mr. Taft was anxious to go
down the trail into the valley, but the
time did not permit.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14.-Francis
J. Heney was sustained today as the
candidate of the Democratic party for
district attorney at the coming munic
ipal election, when the recount being
made by Charles Fyckert, Republican
and Union Labor nominees for the
same office, was completed. The vote
in 11 precincts was contested by Fyck
ert. The recount resulted in a gain
of 64 votes for Fyckert, reducing Hen
ey's majority to 24.
COLON, Oct. 14.-A dispatch re
ceived here by wireless from Bluefield,
Nicaragua, says General Chamorro, a
rebel leader, marched on Greytown
and attacked and defeated the govern
ment troops, 19 being killed. General
Estrada is reported to be marching on
Cape Gracias, where 2,000 govern
ment troops have been concentrated
to oppose him.
TOLEDO, O., Oct. 14.-The Ohio
State Federation of Labor, seated the
contested delegates from organiza
tions under the ban of the American
Federation of Labor, by a vote of 198
to 158. One hundred delegates rep
resenting fifteen delegations immedi
ately withdrew in a turmoil and called
a rival convention.
Western Hotel Men's association op
ened its first annual convention here
today. The chief problem before the
convention pertains to the best means
of protecting hotels from swindlers
and deadbeats.
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VIENNA, Oct. 14.-Serious Ferrer
demonstrations occurred here last
night. There were angry cries against
the Spanish king and government. The
police were obliged to fire before the
masses were dispersed. The Spanish
embassay is under strong guard.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.-Third As
sistant Postmaster General Lawshe
announced today to the head of the
bureau in his division that he intend
ed to resign. President Taft was no
tified today of Mr. Lawshe's decision.
WINNIPEG, Man., Oct. 14.-The Ca
nadian steamer Athabasca is report
ed on the rocks on Lower Pot island,
Georgian bay. She was en route to
Fort Williams. There are passengers
on board.
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+ Fair Friday and Saturday; 4
4 colder Friday.
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Idaho Governor Has
Named His Delegates
Some of the Strong Men of Sister
State, Headed by Speaker Mc
Cutcheon Are Coming
HOWING the interest that is be
ing taken in the work of the
Dry Farming congress in the
state of Washington, Governor M. E.
Hay has written to the secretary of
the congress that he has exceeded the
number of delegates apportioned to
governors in the official call of the
congress and has appointed 47. Gov
ernor Hay states that he considers
the dry farming movement one of the
most important forces in wastern de
velopment and he believes it is vital
that Washington shall have as large
a delegation as possible at the com
ing convention. His letter indicates
that the majority df the delegates
named from that state will come to
Governor James H. Brady of Idaho,
has appointed 29 delegates to repre
sent that state at the Dry Farming
congress. The Idaho delegates are:
E. A. Burrell, Montpelier; D. Bur
rell, H. H. Struthers, W. H. Philbrick,
American Falls; James A. Fryer, M.
J. Gray, St. Anthony; J. W. Webster,
Rexlburg; Hon. O. E. McCutcheon,
Stuart Lee, J. M. McGregor, A.H.
I Beasley, Idaho Falls; M. C. Michelson,
Shelley; P. G. Johnson, E. M. Kenne
dy, Blackfoot; James McMillan, Twin
Falls; J. O. Webster, Grant; L. H.
Sweetser, 'Burley; S. P. Worthington,
Oakley; H. B. Williams, Sand Point;
Charles Furey, Leslie; Charles Pow
er, Gennessee; E. F. Campbell, May;
W. J. Todd, Pierce City; Charles A.
Hackney, Meadows; Thomas F. Kerl,
Coeur d'Alene; E. K. Abbott, Salmon;
Frank M. Roberts, Stites; H. O.
O'Donnell, Kooskia.
KENOSHA, Wis., Oct. 14.-Chief of
Police O'Hare, who has just returned
from Highland Park, positively iden
tified the man who held up D. M.
Erskine's bank as Martin Becker, who
has been sought by the Kenosha po
lice for several months for shooting
the chief of police last July while
resisting arrest as a horsethief.
WINNIPEG, Man., Oct. 14.-Snow1
plows were necessary to clear the
tracks for the operation of trains east
of Winnipeg today. Snow to the
depth of 16 inches has fallen and a
blizzard is raging.
SEATTLE, Oct. 14.-State Fish
Commissioner John L. Riseley esti
mates the value of the Washington
salmon catch of 1909 at $11,000,000.
. PEKIN, Oct. 14.-The Japa- +'
+ nese legation today laid be- +
+ fore the Chinese government 4
+ and also gave to the native and +
+ 'foreign press the explanation +
4. of Secretary of State Knox for +
. the recall of Charles R. Crane, 4
4. United States minister desig- +
+ nate to China. +
4 The incident impresses the +
4, government officials as unfor- +4
+ tunate and has aroused the +4
4, feeling among Chinese officials +
4+ that the hope of national se
S+ curity rests in the co-opera- 4
+ tlon of the powers. 4
4,4,4,44,4,4,44,4,4,44,4, "
Hawley Has Acquired Control
Of Missouri, Kansas & Texas
NEW YORK, Oct. 14.-Edwin Haw
ley gave out the following statement
today regarding the acquisition of the
Missouri, Kansas & Tevas railway by
him and his associates of the Rock Is
land-Frisco system:
"A large interest in the Missouri,
Kansas & -Texas railway has been
purchased by Edwin Hawley and B.
F. Yoakum, which in connection with
that of Speyer and company gives
them a predominating strength in the
"This adds an important territory
friendly to the system which Mr. Haw
ley has through the purchase of the
The list includes Hon. O. E. Mc
Cutcheon, speaker of the house of the
Idaho state legislature, who will de
liver an address before the congress
on "The Making of a Nation."
Declares That Explorer Did Not Come Within Fourteen Miles
Of Summit of Mount Mclinley Which Was De
scribed by Him' in His Book
EW YORK, Oct. 14.-The Globe
this afternoon prints a copy of
the affidavit made by Edwin N.
Barrill, who accompanied Dr. Fred
erick A. Cook at the time he announc
ed his reaching the summit of Mount t
McKinley. The affidavit was made be
fore a notary public at Tacoma, Wash.,
October 4, and has Just been received
in New York.
Barrill's affidavit states in effect
that he was the only person present
with Dr. Cook on the date when he
claims to have reached the summit of
Mount McKinley, that they did not in
fact reach the summit, and the nearest
point to the summit reached was at
least 14 miles distant from the sum
mit of that mountain, the elevation at
no time exceeding 10,000 feet. The af
fidavit also brings into question a
number of photographs which Dr.
Cook has given as representing the
summit and other high altitudes of
Mount McKinley.
Barrill in his statement says that
he was born in Buffalo, in 1864, and
now resides at Darby, Mont. He says
he was the only person present with
Dr. Cook when he claims to have
Sreached the summit of Mount McKin
ley, and that he is the person referred
to as Barrille, or Edward Barrille, in
Dr. Cook's book entitled, "To the Top
of the Continent," bearing upon the
climb to Mount McKinley. He details
his meeting with Dr. Cook in Missoula,
where the latter was accompanied by
Professor Parker of Columbia univer
sity, O. W. Parker and others. The
organization of the Mount McKinley
expedition consisted of Fred Prentiss,
a guide; Belmore Brown, an artist
and naturalist of Tacoma; Walter Mil
ler, a photographer of Seattle; Sam
nel Beherer, who acted as cook for
the party, and Barrill.
The party sailed from Seattle May
17, 1906. Barrill recounts that at the
start of the trip he prepared to keep
an exact diary and sets forth that this
diary, marked "Exhibit A," attached
to the affidavit, "is a pocket diary kept
"by me all the time that Dr. Cook and t
I were together near Mount McKinley
and the same is a truthful record,
with the exception of the entries and
changes made by me therein under
the orders of Dr. Cook."
This diary referred to by Barrill, is
attached to the affidavit, and is now
Chesapeake & Ohio and Chicago &
Alton properties created within the
last few days and is an important fac
tor in the strengthing of all."
NEW YORK, Oct. 14.-State Senator
Patrick H. McCarren, who underwent
an operation for appendicitis last
night, was in a serious condition to
day. Dr. Peter Hughes said that the
patient had rallied from the shock of
the operation and that his vitality was
good. Complications were feared, how
ever, as the disease was at an ad
vanced stage.
Taft Accepts Forced
Resignation of
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.-All doubt
as to what action the president
would take with respect to the
resignation of Charles R. Crane, min
ister designated to China, was dis
pelled by the receipt this morning of
the following dispatch addressed to
his secreoary, Mr. Carpenter:
"Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 13.
"Convey to Mr. Crane following
"'I concur in the letter under date
of October 12 which the secretary of
state has addressed to you and I great
ly regret that the circumstances found
to exist by him make it necessary for
me to accept your resignation.
(Signed) "TAFT."
in the possession of the New York 1
Globe. II
The affidavit then proceeds as fol-1
"On the evening of-September 9, 1
1906, Dr. Cook and I started alone for
the purpose of exploring Mount Mc
Kinley. He informed me before start
ing that his purpose was to find a way I
for ascending the mountain as he and
Professor Parker intended to climb the
mountain the following year.
"As shown by my diary, we took I
the ice on September 9. From and in
cluding the 9th, down to and includ
ing the 18th of September, all my 1
writings in my diary are byme, but
were made under the direction of Dr.
Cook. I also changed the dates dur
ing this time under his .direction. On
September 12, Dr. Cook directed me
to stop keeping my diary and leave the
pages therein blank. I cannot now
remember the exact dates or figures
which I had in my diary, because I
was so directed to change them, but
I know the elevation under which
what now appears September 12, was
not to exceed 9,000, and I think it was
"We quit any further attempts to
ward ascending the mountain on Sep
tember 15, and returned to the boat,
a launch which lay in the water at
Offered Money to
Get Barrill
have learned that money had
been offered for information re
garding my ascent of Mount McKin
ley," said Dr. Cook today. "I have
not paid any ,articular attention to
the talk regarding that trip because
I did not think it was worth while.
"I will not speak of it until Barrill
returns east. He is coming east
now. Since my return to this coun
try I have had only a short message
from him. That was in answer to my
telegram asking him to come east and
he replied he could not do so at that
"Is there any reason why Barrill
should make the assertion that you
did not reach the summit of Mount
McKinley?" Dr. Cook was asked.
"He was not paid in full for all of
his services, but neither were the
others. It was just an oversight."
"Do you think that would make him
vindictive ?"
"I don' think it should."
Regarding his ascent of Mount Mc
Kinley, Dr. Cook emphatically said
that he had sufficient evidence to
prove the statement that he had been
there. Asked if. he had other photo
graphs than those most frequently
published on the summit of the moun
tain, Dr. Cook said:
"That picture was not taken of me.
It was a picture of Barrill We took
pictures from every possib'!. view, but
many of them did not turn out well,
and were not published."
Roads Declare That
Business Doesn't Pay
Evidence Before Commission as to
Why Rates From Coast Points
Should Not Be Reduced
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 14.--The tes
timony before the inter-state
commerce commission in the
Portland rate cases today was almost
entirely in support of the contention
the foot of thg glacier. We reached
the launch on September 19, having
traveled 26 miles or more on the top
of the glacier from the place wa quit
the climbing on September 15.
"On September 16, when at our first
camp returning from the glacier I
doctored and changed the entriaes
therein from and including September
9 down and including September 12.
These changes were made upon the
orders of Dr. Cook. From the 12th
to the 16th, was written at the first
camp returning on the night of the
16th, and from the 16th, and including
the 18th, was written in our last
camp returning on the evening of the
18th and written solely under the di
rection of Dr. Cook and just as he
said. From and including September
19 down to the end of the diary on
November 9, the entries there are my
own. They cover the actual facts and
were not dictated to me by any one.
"Dr. Cook first told me to stop my
diary on September 12 and when we
were in our fifth camp going up the
glacier and at or near the point which
Dr. Cook claimed was the top of
Mount McKinley. This point was with
in sight of us at the time. Dr. Cook
stated at this time and place that the
same conditions existed there as did
exist on the top of Mount McKinley
and directed me to stop my diary un
til further orders. At this time he
had been to the top of the point claim
ed by the doctor as the top of the
mountain, and the doctor had taken a
photograph of the point with me
standing on 'top thereof, with the
American flag in my hand. The pho
tograph to which I refer is shown op
posite page 227 of the doctor's 'book
entitled "To the Top of the Conti
nent," before mentioned. The jagged
marks on the apex of the snow in that
picture and shown from the bottom of
the picture up to the granite rock
forming the top of the point, are my
footmarks and those of Dr. Cook.
"My best recollection of this is as
"Dr. Cook and I went tt the top of
this point together and he said, 'We
will go back down and get a picture
of this.' We did not take our bags
with us to the top of the point, hav
ing left them down in the saddle
above the glacier. We then both
went down from the point to where
(Contlnued on Page 4. |L ~ ,
Nevada Oficers Have Battle
With a Band of Highgraders
MANHATTAN, Nev., Oct. 14.-A.
gang of high graders today succeeded
in getting away with a haul of rich
ore at the Stray Dog mine near here
after wounding Deputy Sheriff Martin
son. They were discovered at work
320 feet below the surface by the
sheriff's posse.
The high graders passed into the
Stray Dog mine through an aban
doned shaft and thence through the
Plamenez shaft to the Hanson mine.
The lead from which the ore was tak
en has been closed. A watchman saw
the light in the shaft and notified the
officers who waited at the mouth of
of the railroads that rates from Port
land east cannot, be lowered if the
road is to operate at a profit.
For the Oregon Railroad & Naviga
tion company a tariff expert produced
comparative tables to show that the
rates charged in the Pacific northwest
compare favorably with rates in the
other parts of the country; its audi
tor declared that the road earned not
over 7 per cent a year; its right of
way agent asserted that taxes are
higher than heretofore, and its gen
eral freight agent said that no east
ern jobber of less than carload lots
can undersell the jobbers of Port
land and other coast points in terri
tory south of the Snake river in
Washington and west of Pendleton,
The Spokane, Portland & Seattle
railroad, which has now been in oper
ation about a year, presented evidence
to show that its net earnings were
very small and that dividends cannot
be paid for some time. The auditor
of the this road said its net earnings
in the last fiscal year have been but
$255,000. The genWral freight agent
testified that the country which it
traverses consists largely of waste
land; that the rest of it is so sparsely
settled that it will be years before it
will originate much freight business;
and that the road's main revenue
comes from traffic turned over to it
by connecting lines.
H. C. Fairchild, chairman of the
state railroad commission of Wash
ington, testified that his estimate of
the cost of rebuilding the portion of
the Oregon Railway & Navigation
company's line in Washington is some
thing like $6,000,000 less than the es
timate made yesterday by the engi
neer employed by the company to ap
praise the company's property.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 14.-The Ware
Kramer Tobacco company, an inde
pendent cigarette manufacturing con
cern, which recently sued the Ameri
can Tobacco company and the Wells
Whitehead Tobacco company at Ral
eigh, N. C., claiming $1,000,000 puni
tive damages for alleged injury in
violation of the 'federal anti-trust
laws, was today ulaced in involuntary
ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 14.-Justice
William J. Gaynor, Democratic can
didate for mayor of New York, today
filed his resignation as a member of
the appellate division supreme court,
effective immediately.
+ +
+ +
+ NEW YORK, Oct. 14.--Mrs. +
+ Edmund K. Stallo declared to- +
+ day that the marriage of her 4
+ son Carl H. Hanna, the grand- +
+ son of the late Mark Hanna, to 4
+ Gertrude Jerome Leavitt of 4
+ Shor' Hills, N. J., was a sur- +
+ prise to his parents and that +
+ steps would be taken to have it +
+ annulled. Mr. Hanna is a +
+I minor, she said. Young Hanna +
+ and Miss Leavitt were married +
+ last June, but the fact was 4
+ kept secret until last night. 4
+ The bride is the daughter of the 4
+ late Edward Leavitt of Stam- +
+ ford, Conn. +
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the shaft for the members of the gang
to come out. A demand of Deputy
Sheriff Martinson for their surrender
was answered by a fusillade and the
officer fell with a wound in his scalp.
The officers returned the fire and the
robbers dashed for the nearby tim
ber, dropping one sack of high grade
ore in their flight. Fifty shots were
exchanged in the battle and it is be
lieved that one of the robbers was hit.
Dense darkness and no description of
the number or appearance of the men
could be obtained.
A posse is making a search for the
Three Players Were
Severely Hurt in
Fierce Rush
Pittsburg Comes in Strong in Ninth,
but by Great Work Detroit Gets Out
Through Marvelous Pitching of Mal.
lin.-Final and Decisive Game Is
Scheduled for Detroit.
D ETROIT, Mich., Oct. 14.-Detroit
kept in the great fight for the
world's baseball championship
by defeating Pittsburg 5 to 4 today,
in a battle full of sensational and
thrilling situations and tonight the
two teams are tied with three vic
tories each. The seventh and deciding
game will be played here Saturday. A
fear inspiring rally in the ninth by
Pittsburg was stopped after one run
was scored, but three Detroit players
were injured in stemming the rush of
Pittsburg runs.
Tom Jones, the Detroit first base
man, was the most seriously hurt.
His neck and spine were injured to
a collision with Wilson at first base
and this resulted in Pittsburg scoring
its run of that session. Charles
Schmidt, the catcher, had his right
leg badly gashed in blocking Abstein
off the plate in the final inning.
The play that finished the threaten
ing rally of the National league cham
pions resulted in the injury of George
Moriarity, when he caught Wilson try
ing to steal third on Abbatichio's
strike out. In the same inning Mor
larity's left knee was badly hurt when
Wilson slid into the base. Tom,-Jones
was so badly hurt that he was carried
from the field unconscious. He recov
ered consciousness in the club house.
He was taken home in an ambulance
and it is practically certain he will
not be able to play in Saturday's
game. Schmidt, it is thought, will be
able to play and there is no doubt
that Moriarity will be in the decisive
The injury to Jones necessitated the
shifting of Crawford to first base, D.
Jones to center and McIntyre to left.
The Pittsburg team got away in the
lead by smashing out three runs on
four successive hits off Mullin in the
first innings. After that Mullin was
invincible until the ninth when he
weakened enough to get into a dan
gerous situation, only to extricate
himself by another marvelous exhibi
tion of pitching.
Detroit put up another of its won
derful uphill games. It scored one
run in the first inning and batted
Willis off the slab by scoring two
runs in the fourth and one more in
the fifth by terrific batting. Camnitz
succeeded Willis and Detroit batted
him hard enough to get another run in
the sixth. Camnitz was withdrawn
when Hyatt batted for him in the sev
enth and the veteran Philippi stopped
the Detroit scoring.
The ninth inning rally of Pittsburg
teemed with tense and dramatic inci
dents. At one time a hit meant the
probable winning of the championship
by Pittsburg, as a single would have
tied the score and a two-bagger per
haps have put Pittsburg in the lead.
Pittsburg went to gat with a score
of 5 to 3 against it in the last inning.
Miller started with a single to right
and Abstein put another in the same
place, sending Miller to second. Wil
son placed a bunt in front of the plate
and Schmidt fielded it to first, but the
collision with Wilson caused Jones to
lose the ball, Miller scoring and Ab
stein moving to third. The delay oc
casioned by Jones' injury gave Mullin
a hard-earned opportunity to recover
his balance. Gibson grounded to
Crawford, who had succeeded T. Jones
at first base and the star fielder made
a great stop and throw to the plate.
Abstein was out when Schmidt block
ed him off the plate, and tagged him,
but the Detroit catcher was badly
spiked. He continued gamely, how
ever, and few in the crowd knew that
he had been injured.
Manager Clarke sent Abbatichio to
bat for Phillippi. With Wilson on
second and Gibson on first, a hit by
Abbatichio meant a tie score at least.
Here is where Mullin arose to the oc
casion and made himself another
niche in the Detroit baseball hall of
fame. He performed a feat that near
(Continued on Page 5.
* Fair Friday and Saturday; *
4 colder Friday. +
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