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"We reached the pole at 7 o'clock the morning. "I took daily oti&ervatlons for a hole fortnight before arriving at the pole Returning we were forced to Lk» a moi'e westerly route and the !]rst ten days I took observations daily Vid recorded them. I was unable to measure the depth of the sea as I had not the necessary instruments." "The lowest temperature recorded was eighty-three degrees centigrade below zero!" Eighty-three degrees centigrade be low zero Is equal to 117 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Dane Envoy Meets Explorer The Hans Egede was met in the North Sea by the pilot steamer Polar Bear, aboard of which was Captain Amdrup, the polar explorer, who was sent as a special representative of the Danish government to welcome Cook. As the vessels approached each other Amdrup led the cheers for the Amer ican explorer. Says He Has Ample 'Proof. "I have ample proof that I reached the north pole in the observations 1 took which afford certain means of checking the truth of my statements," said Cook. "Although I am .proud of my achievement in planting the American flag on the north pole, I look with much greater fride to tbe fact that I traveled around more than thirty thousand square miles of hitherto un known ground and opened up an^ ea lirely fresh field for exploration." New York Preparing a Welcome. New York Sept. 3— Preparations are already afoot here to make the homecoming of Dr. Frederick A. Cook an event of national and possibly in ternational importance. If the plans outlined today by members of the Arc tic club are carried out the welcome home which Dr. Cook will receive in Vew York will be an ovation in which nitv state and nation will take part, while prominent explorers—Cook's former rivals—from all parts of the globe will gather to pay their personal tribute to his achievement. Will Invite Shackleton. Among the most notable of those who in all probability will be here to greet Dr. Cook on his return will be Lieut. Shackleton, the intrepid Eng lishman, whose recent explorations in the antartic, during which he succeed ed in pushing nearer to the south pole than any previous explorer, made him a figure of world-wide prominence. Members of the Arctic club hope that President Taft may himself be present as the nation's representative to welcome Dr. Cook. "Such an honor would be more than fitting," one of them declared today, "in view of the fact that the exploier has placed the stars and stripes on the apex of the world and added perhaps 60,000 square miles to the nation's ter ritory. Among the explorers who are ex pected to take a prominent part in the welcome to Dr. Cook are the Duke of the Abruzzi, Dr. JYitjof Nansen, Cap tain Roald Amundsen, General A. W. Greely, Rear Admiral George Mel ville, Anthony Fiala of this city and Captain Joseph E. Bernier. No Date of Arrival. No definite date has yet been set for Dr. Cookjjj arrival here. Captain Bradley S. Osbon, secretary of the Arctic club, said today that the ex plorer is not expected for several weeks. "He is due in Copenhagen Satur day," says Captain Osbon, "and if he came straight home would arrive in New York about the middle of Septem ber. but hif-. friends believe that he may make several stops on the way home." Rear Admiral Who Leaves Navy Today CHARLES STILLMAN SPERRY. SPERRY VALUABLE MAN Retiring Officer Had the Honor Piloting the Fleet on the Re turn Trip. of Washington, D. C., Sept 3^— Having reached the age of 62 years, Rear Admiral C. S. Sperry was placed on the retired list of the navy today. Today Rear Admiral Charles Still man Sperry celebrates his sixty second birthday and under the law retires from active service in the navy. He leaves behind a glorious record of forty-three years in the service of bis country. His service has been mainly during times of peace, for he was graduated from Annapolis in 1866, just missing service in the closing days of the civil war. He passed by con tinuous service through grades of en sign, master, lieutenant, lieutenant commander and commander. He was made captain In 1900. Much of Admiral Sperry's time has been spent as instructor at Aimapolis in mathematics, for proficiency in which he had been noted as a student. During the Spanish war Commander Sperry is reported to have sought the bureau at Washington for a ship, but was told: "You can have a ship, but that is not where we need you. Any officer can command a ship. We need your execu tive ability at home. You go up to Brooklyn and straighten out the tangle there." Admiral Sperry's most notable achievement was the bringing home in safety the great American fleet, which he commanded after the fleet reached San Francisco. His appointment to succeed Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans brought him into international prominence. WOULD TAKE STOCK. Robert J. Shanahan Sues C. A. Fisher and Others for Mining Shares. Two hundred and twenty shares in the Ottumwa-Arkansas Development Co. is sought for by Robert J. Shana han, trustee in the federal court. This suit arises out of the Ira E. Fisher •bankruptcy matter, which Is' now pend ing before Referee F. M. Hunter. In his petition, Mr. Shanahan avers that C. A. Fisher disposed of 220 shares in the development company to Thomas Stodghill, H. D. Kreigh and the Ba tavia Savings "bank for the purpose of hindering, delaying and defrauding the creditors of Ira E. Fisher, and he asks that the title in the shares be given to him. Aside from C. A. Fisher the defendants named in the suit are the Ottumwa-Arkansas Development Co., Thomas Stodghill, H. D. Kreigh and the Batavia Savings bank. HORSE MARKET STRONG. Teamsters in Great Demand, Prices Are High, and Buyers Are Active. The usual horse sale at Williams' barn on the South Side is in progress today under favorable conditions. About 100 head being sold already. Good horses are strong and there were lpts of buyers. The shipping market is also extremely good. Both the mar ket anh prices are the best that has been within the last couple of months. Elliott to Convention. George Elliott, clerk In the Ottumwa postoffiice, leaves tonight for Atlantic City, N. J., where he will represent the Ottumwa clerks in the meeting of the United National Association of Post office Clerks, which meets September 5. In District Court. The attention of the Wapello county district court continues to be given to the Lowrey-Wilson suit. This after noon, immediately after the convening by Judge D. M. Anderson, the chancery actions recently assigned for trial were advanced on the docket, owning to .the continuance of the hearing of objec tions to the probating of the will of the late Park Russell. v. Church Services to Resume. The several churches that "have dur ing the hot months been holding serv ices at 8 p. m. will, beginning Sunday, commence the evening services at 7:80. XI ipNHAGEK 131 INJURED ilOGREETCOOK MUNICIPALITY WILL GIVE BAN QUET TO EXPLORER AND KING OF DENMARK A LUNCHEON ARRIVES TONIGHT. Copenhagen, Sept 3.—The steamer Hans Egede with Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the American explorer on board, passed Cape Skagena, northern ex tremity of Denmark, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Cape Skagena is 175 miles from Cop enhagen and the Hans Egede probably will come Into port sometime during the night. If Cook attempts to do Justice to all scientists awaiting him here and at tends all the festivities being prepared in his honer, he probably will end by wishing himself back on latitude 90, with scant fare in the northernmost poiit of the world. The social activi ties will begin directly the steamer Melchoir, bearing the committee royal of the geographical society with Mau rice F. Egan, the American minister, as their guest, meets the Hans Egede. King to Entertain Cook. Cook will be given a reception and banquet on board the Melchlr. King Frederick of Denmark has Intimated a desire to receive Cook Saturday morn ing and from this time onward the din ners, receptions and gaities will be in cessant. The entertainments will lnclud® banquets by the minister of commerce, the municipal council of Copenhagen and Minister Egan, all in honor of Cook. Hundreds of telegrams from America and all parts of the world have been received at the American legation for Doctor Cook. Doubters Multiplying. His Majesty, King Frederick, has ar ranged to entertain Cook at lu irheon tomorrow and the municipal banquet to the explorer will be given in the town hall tomorrow night. A certain amount of skepticism is noticeable to day among the Scandinavian arctic explorers who yesterday accepted the discovery of the north pole as an ac complished fact and even Americans here admit they have some doubt pend ing a full statement from Cook him self. PICNICKERS ARE HURT Nineteen Pennsylvania Young People Severely Injured When Engine Hits Wagon. Williamsburg, Pa., Sept. 3.—Nine teen, persons were severely injured, two probably fatally, last night when a wagon in which they were riding to a picnic was struck by a freight en gine here. Dorothy Henderson and Edna Snive ly were probably fatally injured. FLOODS ON RIO GRANDE United States Consul at Matamoras Mexico Says That Fifteen Have Been Killed. Washington, Sept. 3.—The state de partment is in receipt of a telegram from C. A. Miller, United States con sul at Matamoras, Mexico, in which he says the Rio Grande floods are higher than usual, and that a telegram from Camargo states that serious damages have been caused to buildings in that city and rancnes near the river. N3 lives were lost in the city, he say a, but fifteen bodies were recovered in the surrounding country and there probably were many more, but the exact number is unknown. REGRET CRITICISM Government Does Not Believe Italians Attempted to Affront During Target Practice. Washington, Sept. 3.—General re gret is expressed In administration circles over the publication ascribing improper motives to the commander of the Italian cruiser Aetna which on Saturday morning last is reported to have steamed between the ships of the Atlantic battleship fleet engaged in target practice off the Blrginia capes. They do not believe the commander of the Aetna intended any affrom. Captain In Denial. Baltimore, Sept. 3—Captain Baggio, commander of the Italian sphool ship, today pronounced as untrue the story of alleged impropriety on his part while his vessel was steaming through the American fleet last Saturday. He declares he had no intention or even thought of spying on the fleet. Mother Gets Incubator Babe. Topeka, Kans., Sept. 3.—Under an AIDES MOINES FAIR GROUNDS PASSENGER TRAIN BACKS INTO CROWDED STREET CAR PARTIES HURT WERE ALL ON STREET CAR. Des Moines, Sept. 3.—Thirty-one people were injured, three seriously when a Rock Island fair grounds train struck a Fort Des Moines street car at the West First street crossing shortly after 6 o'clock last evening. The street car, crowded with passen gers, was struck fairly in the middle by the rear of the engine tender, and was pushed along the track until the train could be brought to a stop. The street car was bound toward Fort Des Moines, and the train, pulled by an engine which was backing eastward, had just left the Rock Island depot on the way to start to the fair grounds. The list of Injured follows: The Inqured. Mrs. H. A. Horseman of Lacona, la., internal injuries, taken to the home of relatives in Church Lane may die. Mrs. Ora Edwards of Church Lane, two ribs broken, possibly internal. in juries: injuries serious. George Edwards, 12-year-old son of Mrs. Ora Edwards, internal injuries, suffering frohm hemorrhages condi tion serious. Ora Edwards of Church Lane, cut about face and head with glass. William H. Cole, 1414 South Fourth street, two ribs broken, back sprained, possible Internal injuries taken to Mercy hospital. J. A Murray of Fort Des Moines taken to the Methodist hospital. Mrs. J. A. Morrison of Melbourne, la. forearm broken, badly bruised and scratched taken to Mercy hospital. B. B. Irwin of Ft Des Moines, dislo cated shoulder, internal injuries taken to Methodist hospital. R. Rasmussen, Weston, Ia„ leg frac tured, badly bruised about face and head, taken to the Methodist hospital. J. Chiesa, south side, badly bruised over entire body, taken to Methodist hospital, treated, and. released. H.'A. Horseman, Lacona. la.,- bruised and cut about face and body. Russell Snodgrass, 1725 South Fifth street, ribs 'broken, internal injuries. Miss Fannie Parker, Park avenue, ribs broken, internal injuries, in ser ious condition. F. Finkle, collar bone broken, intern al injuries, taken to the Methodist hospital. Emily Wells, injured about face and head, possible internal injuries, believ ed to be in serious condition. Mrs. W. I. Carmlchael, Seventh and Bell streets, tjoth limbs Injured. Those bruised and injured by flying glass: Mrs. E. M. Wallace, South Park ave nue. Ella Peterson, 1515 South Sixth street. Mary Coke, 708 West Pleasant street. Mrs. Ed Lawless, Milwaukee, Wis., visiting at 1515 South Sixth street. Vula Forney, South Park avenue. Namona Wallace, South Park ave nue. Anna Shellburg, South Park avenue. Sylvia Shellburg, South Park ave nue. Mrs. H. Rollins. 214 Hillside avenue. M'ss M. Russell, South Ninth street and Olinda avenue. Mrs. J. L. Jones, 308 South Madison street. Mrs. H. J. Hammondtree, South Ninth and Loomis street. Hilda Anderson, Park Avenue sta tion. Tilla Sibberheim, Park Avenue sta tion. agreement reached today Mariair office of 4fcHenry& Graham, who ap Bleakley, the incubator baby, will ha turned over to her mother In a few days. The case against Mrs. C. Bar clay will probably be dismissed. Weather Man Breaks Arm. Washington, Sept. 3.—While alight ing from a car today Prof. Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, fell and broke his left arm. E. Williams, motorman street car, face cut by flying glass. Conductor Harry Badgley of the street car, declared that he was given he right of way signal by the flagman .t the crossing of the First street Rock Island tracks, but when In the middte of the track, the train bore down upon the car. The passengers had no time to es cape and In an Instant there was a tangled mass of wreckage and scream Ins people. The wounded were immedi ately taken out and while the work of Little Gent's Shoes, well made, rescue was in progress a second fair grounds train ran into the crowd, scores just missing death under the wheels. Postmasters Given Leave. Washington, Sept. 3.—To enable the postmasters of the third and fourth classes to attend the convention of the National League of Postmasters at Syracuse October 6, Postmaster General Hitchcock granted- them a leave of absence for as many days as may be necessary, not exceeding fif teen. PRACTICES IFOR FAMILY Prominent Des Moines Attorney, Filus Hie Wlfe*3 Petition for Divorce. Hary L. Manion, attorney at law at Des Moines, and formerly of this city, has been sued for divorce by his wife. Upon hearing that she would leave him, he proceeded to handle the case as attorney. After the property rights were settled he drew the petition for divorce for his wife, and took it to the poar as attorneys of record, then car ried it to the clerk's office and filed it. The petition went on record Thursday Attorney Manion 1b well known among the lawyers and business men In Des Moines. For several years he was a member of the flrnj of Nugent & Man ion, but recently the partnership was dissolved, each going Into private, nractioa. OTTUMWA. WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWi, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909. TSTUMBER 13 General Booth May Be Compelled to Give Up Burden of Religious Work W $ GENERAL BOOTH AND DAUGHTER. London, Sept. 8.—General Booth was operated upon this week for 4 septic poisoning of the eye. The doctors are not yet able to say 4 4» whether or not the general's sight will be saved. His failing eyesight 4 4 is due to infection of the eyes, and the Infirmities of age. The 4 4 trouble has compelled General William Booth, founder and head of 4 the Salvation army, to strike his colors in his warfare against sin and 4 poverty. It I3 ffeared he will never again be able to take up the 4* burden of the army's work, which he has borne for more than thirty years. Among the proposed, projects which he has had to abandon are a crusading tour of the British provinces and a visit to the »5* 4* United States. General Booth came to America in 1907, receiving 4* a most enthusiastic welcome from.his followers and other believers in the work of the Salvation army. On April 10, of the present year, the eightieth birthday of General Booth was celebrated in Lon don and throughout the world wherever members of the Salvation 4* army are gathered, with many evidences of the reverence in which 4» 4* he held by his people. 4 4* "M1 HUBBARD IN STATEMENT Iowa Congressman Makes New At tack on "Cannonism" In Announc ing Candidacy. Sioux City, Sept. 3.—Denouncing Cannonism and more strongly allying himself with the insurgents in the Re publican party, E. H. Hubbard of thiB city, congressman from the Eleventh district of Iowa, in a formal statement announced his candidacy for re-elec tion. "I should like to continue," said he, "the effort I have made to restore to the house of representatives the func tion designed for it and which it origi nally performed. I feel now as if that groat body has been practically abol ished. The house ought at least to be a co-ordinate branch of the legis lative department of the government, but it cannot even -he that until Its membership is freed from the oppres sion resulting from the seizure of power and Its concentration in the hands of one man. "No better illustration need be given than the recent extraOTdinary session of congress affords. As a matter of fact, the house had nothing to say about the new tax law RIDES BALLOON ROPE TO SKY. Indiana Boy, Tangled in Strands, Goes Up 3,000 Feet, Descends With Envelope in Safety. Shipshewana, Ind., Sept. 3.—William Simmons of Adrian, Mich., made a ballpon ascension yesterday at the harvest jubilee. A boy named Quinter Neff became entangled ixi the ropes and was car ried up 3,000 feet, descending with the balloon as the gas gradually escaped. He was unhurt. Simmons cut loose to save the boy when up only a few hundred feet and came down with the parachute safely. The boy's father and mother were In the crowd and were prostrated. Five thousand persons saw the accident. LETTER CARRIERS ELECT Brooklyn Men President and Secre tary Rochester Gets the Next Meeting. St. Paul, Sept. 3.—The Natlonel As sociation of Letter Carriers today de cided to meet in Rochester, N. Y., in 1911. The election of officers resulted: President—Wm. E. Kelley, Brook lyn, N. Y. Secretary Edward J. Cantwell, Brooklyn, N. Y. Treasurer—Charles D. Dufty, Chi cago. Member of Executive Board— Michael T. Finan, Bloomlngton, 1111 nols. President to 8ee Races. Beverly, Sept. 3.—President and Mrs. Taft boarded the yacht Sylph this morning and sailed for the Marble head race course. Included in the party was Secretary of State Knox. Brokera Suspend, New York, Sept. 8.—The suspension of Freeman, Rollins & Co., members of the New York stock exchange, was announced today. The firm waa or ganized last January. CROSSES IN FOUR DAYS Lusltanla, On Its Last .Voyage Cap tured Three New Atlantic Ocean Records. New York, Sept. 3.—Three new ocean records fell to the Lusitania on Its latest trip from Queenstown, which ended last night. Tft' Lusitania made the passage in four 'hays and eleven hours, and forty-two minutes, thereby clipping three hours and eighteen minutes from its fastest previous time. It maintained an average speed of 25.85 knots for the entire voyage, beat ing the Mauretania's record of 25.84. Finally by landing its passengers at the pier before 8 o'clock last night it became the first liner to dock on the fourth day out from Queenstown. The Lusitania and Mauretania here tofore have left Queenstown on Sun day and reached the Ambrose chanpel lightship too late on Thursday even ing to allow them to dock before Fri day morning. Yesterday for the first time one of. them proved Itself a "Thursday shii)," in the vernacular of the sailormcn on board, and thereby became a real four day boat. The liner was favored by fair weather for almost the entire voyage. The tall of a northeaster made part of Its last night unpleasant for passen gers and crew, but did not interfere with Its speed. SHOT WALKS NINE BLOCKS. Thomas Fitzgerald Escapes Crowd, Though Wounded—Injury Not Serious. Des Moines, Sept. 3.—Thomas Fitz gerald, the victim of a shooting scrape at Seventh and Mulberry streets last night, walked nine blocks after being shot, and now lies in the Walston san itarium on Sixth avenue with a severe bullet wound in his abdomen. "Buzz" Collins, a boilermaker's helper, is ac cused by Fitzgerald of having done the shooting. Fitzgerald's home is Short Btreet, between First and Sec ond streets. The affair occurred shortly after 10 o'clock last night, but It was not until after 1 o'clock this morning that the police learned that anyone had been struck by bullets. IOWA FRIENDS AT MEET. Big Convention Is Now On at Oska loosa—Many Visitors Are in Attendance. Oskaloosa, Sept. 3.—The annual meeting of the Iowa Friends is 1n ses sion in this city and the usual num ber of accredited representatives from the several quarterly meetings of the state and visitors are in attendance. This meeting Is the forty-seventh ses sion of Iowa Friends. The organization of the yearly meet ing was perfected as follows: Presid ing clerk, Stephen M. Hadley of Os kaloosa recording clerk, Laura P. Townsend of West Branch reading clerk, B. H. Brown of New Sharon announcing clerk, Zeno H. Do&n of New Providence. Davenport Locomotive Men 8trlke. Davenport, Sept. 8.—One hundred and twenty employes of tbe Davenport locomotive works have gone on a strike against the open shop, notice of which was posted by the company. THREE ROUTES REPORTEDFOR INTERURBAH EXPERT WOOD MAKES 8TATB MENT OF SURVEY UNKINQ OS( KALOOSA WITH OTTUMWA VIA FREMONT AND EDDYVILLE. MAJOR SPILMAN IS GIVEN DUTIES WELL KNOWN OTTUMWAN WILU BEGIN AT ONCE TO 8ECUR3 RIGHT-OF-WAY OPTIONS FOR NEW LINE—MORE TO FOLLOW* More Routes Contemplated, While the work of Expert Wood has ended in Ottumwa and vicinity for the present, and a road is practically as sured between Ottumwa and Oska loosa, the labors in an interurban way are by no means at an end. The fact is they have Just begun, and as quick ly as the proposed line is built and becomes a reality, work will be con centrated on other routes, linking No great opposition Is I f5 Three routes connecting OaftalMMf with ott.umwa have been reported up* on by Robert P. Wood, the intemrban expert who has been surveying tha proposed routes of the interurban out' of Ottumwa for the past few weeks* and Major T. p. bpilman has been appointed right-of-way agent with au« thorily to begin Immediately to bocim options on the right-of-way. Tha routes, which have been surveyed to Oskaloosa are by way of Fremont, an* other via Kirkville and the third by way of Eddyville. Until Major Spilr man makes a complete report of the1 land options he secures, together with a statement relative to the tax soma communities will vote for the lnterur ban, the actual cost of the road and the route which will be selected will not be made known. 8tUl more towns to this city. The exact route to Oskaloofea will largely depend upon the success at tending Major Spllman's efforts to cure reasonable options for right-of way and the other considerations In the way of tax and patronage. Unhl Mr. Spllman makes a complete canvaa of the routes surveyed and secures all data pertaining thereto, together with the compilation of other statistics, tha chosen route will be unknown. expected along any of the routes, and the need of an Interurban will doubtless ence many property owners vide the necessary right-of-way 011 lnfln» to pro. at reasonable figure. Will Employ Force, Major Spllman will he assisted tq his work by a force of men, the num ber of which has not yet been decided. He was appointed to the position thla morning, and therefore has had but little time in which to formulate anj plans. It is known, however, that ba will give to tte work his beBt efforts, and all haste will be made to complete his task. PASSENGERS IN PERIL Steamer Duchess of Kent Run Dowtf by Government All Get Ashora Safely. Portsmouth, Sept. 3.—At the montli' of the Portsmouth harbor this after* noon the steamer Duchess of Kenft was run down by a government trans port. There were 400 passengers aboard the Kent, and she immediate ly began to fill rapidly. She. was promptly beached and all the passengers got ashore safely. Miss Llewellyn Finalist. Flossmore, 111., Sept. 3.—Miss Vtoa Llewellyn of LaGrange, 111., defeated Miss Elizabeth Young of the South Shore Country club in the semi-finals of the women's western golf cham pionship 4 up and 2 to play. i'l Ball Players Traded. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 3.—Louis M-v son, catcher of the Lincoln Western league team, has been traded for Nun* nemacher of the Dubuque Three-I clul» and will be in Dubuque tomorrow. Big German Deficit. Berlin, Sept. 8.—The deflolt of tha Imperial government for 1908 was $30- 600,000. T.t was announce! today. Fire in Shelbyvi 'e. Shelbyville, Ky., Sept 3.—-The busi ness section of this city was dama*** $100,000 by fire today.