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THE REGISTER
fJLMAR . COLORADO
DEBT ABROAD.
The people of the United State*
may view with placidity their finan
cial debt to Europe, even though that
obligation Is estimated at present at
the prodigious total of $400,000,000.
There Is nothing novel or startling
about this condition. It Is not abnor
mal, says the Washington Herald. It
Is possible to view with complacency
the estimate that an additional SIOO.-
000,000 Is carried out of this country
every year by tourists and expended
abroad. This Is true, even in face of
the fact that for months the trade bal
ance has shown an Increase of im
ports, both luxuries and necessities,
which may be regarded as a symptom
of increased domestic trade. It must
be observed that the gold production
of the United States equals Its cur
rency demand. This is true of no
European country. Moreover, there Is
a surplus of silver output. Thus this
country is slightly ahead in the source
tof the precious metals. It is not neces
sary for the United States to buy gold
|U> pay Its debts. This remains a fact,
despite the interest payments upon
our securities in the hands of foreign
Investors and the premiums upon for
eign insurance policies. It Is the
American farmer who most contrib
utes to the squaring of this account.
Europe demands all the cotton, corn
and wheat that this country can spare
from its own cansumers. and this year
the prices of those staples are high
Thus in International balances. It is
sriways necessary to reckon with those
primary sources of wealth, the farm
and the mine.
Ooun* Zeppelin was quoted the other
day as expressing the belief that the
time when >lt would be possible to
cross the ocean In airships was near
at hand. He was represented as say
ing that carrying passengers and
freight In this manner undoubtedly
would be practical. And here comes
an American scientist who complete
ly out-Zeppellns Zeppelin. Prof. Thad
daus C. -Lowe, who Is at the bead of
the famous Mount I.owe observatory,
near Pasadena, Cal.. Is convinced that
It is feasible to circle the globe is a
dirigible balloon without having to
■top to replenish fuel or other sup
plies. Ills faith la so great that be is
constructing a machine In which it is
proposed to attempt this feat.
A French firm ranking as the most
cntenslve of its kind In the world an
Bounces the Intention of moving Ita
plant, or a very large part thereof, tc
Paterson, N. J., where the business ol
dyeing and manufacturing silks will
he continued. It is not so many years
ago alnce the idea of producing good
allka in the United States was ridi
culed aa utterly chimerical. Today
American silks rank well alongside
the best imported goods, and now
noted sllkmakers are bringing their
establishments here from other lands
Protection did It. and will do abund
antty for any nation which applies the
principle understanding!/.
I A high school on Long island has Is
sued an edict against hair puffs and
cosmetics. With regard to the former
something desperate needs to be done,
aa at the prescat rate of puff decora
lion, the average woman's head threat
eaa to blot .out the landscape, and it
la necessary to attack the ovil with
the growing generation If a race of
top-heavy women are not to afflict the
eye of beauty-loving mankind.
! A New Jersey teacher has just start
ed for Europe to collect a hundred-odd
millions belonging to the estate of Bir
Francis Drake. If she succeeds. It will
give a fresh impetus to the over
worked bat hitherto unprofitable "Eng
1 lab-claim" industry, which, oddly
enough, has fixed Its focus on English
estates when castles In Spain
are so much better adapted for .the
purpose.
* The fact that the necessities of life
have Increased In price 56 per cent. In
the last 13 years doesn't worry the
'farmer. The .city man may have pleas
ures that are denied to him, but when
it comes to a table groaning with good
things the co us try mar is the real
epicure.

It seems to be fairly certain that a
general parliamentary election is at
Land In England, in all pnobabllity
the contest will come at the beginning
of the year, and chances favor an ex
ceedlngly active campaign.
A college president says that air
ships will replace automobiles. Then
instead of the speed maniacs running
over the general public they will be
falling down on their heads.
The season for nuntlng has opened
in Maine and the men who value their
lives will not take to the woods till
the amateur hunters have left them.
Greece will discover in time that
mutiny Is no advance over the recog
nized Olympic games.
Areoplane patents have already got
ten Into the courts, and It looks as If
the air would soon add to the legal
fights that come out of the land and
the water.
They are trying to teach New York
school children how not to get run
over in the streets. Only sure way
go to school somewhere else.
The week-end automobile smusher
•re getting to be a regular and oxcit
lag feature of society life.
AN EPITOME OF
LATE LIVE NEWS
CONDENSED RECORD OF THE
PROGRESS OF EVENTS AT
HOME AND ABROAD.
11
I i
FROM ALL SOURCES

SAYINGS, DOINGS, ACHIEVE
MENTS, SUFFERINGS, HOPES
AND FEARS OF MANKIND.
WESTERN NEWS.
Utah is to hold a Good Roads con
tention at Salt Lake on January 26th,
27th end 28th.
The fifth annual exhibition of the
National Western Stock Show will be
held at Denver January Sth to 15th
next.
Governor Donaghey has declined to '
call the legislature of Arkansas in
special session to consider the •ques- j
lion of statutory prohibition.
Minneapolis high schools «ire con
sidering the advisability of abandon- 1
ing baseball and substituting lacrosse
as the spring scholastic sport. _
The Colorado National Apple~Expo
sitlon will be held at the great Au
ditorium in Denver, January 3rd to
8th. It will be one of the greatest
events of the New Year in the West.
Governor Curry of New Mexico has
called a meeting of district attorneys |
at Santa Ke on January 6, 1910, to con- .
aider and discuss the 'collection of
taxes, and means and measures to en
force the payment of delinquent taxes,
of which ow a million dollars are al
ready dun.
“With ot without the sanction of the
Aero Club of America, the aviation
meet announced for this city January
10-20. will be held,” is the gist of r.
statement issued by the Merchants &
Manufacturers’ Association of Los An
geles, under whose auspices the event
is scheduled.
The coroner’s Jury at Winona, Ari- j
ronn in* e-ligating the Santa Ke col-'
lision In rnhith -Mrs. Alice Bennett was
killed and fifty passengers injured, re
turned a verdict after a four days’ ses
slou, that il.e wreck was caused by
criminal um lessness on the part of
the Simla Ke Railroad Company, and
recommended that It bo taken up by
the next grind Jury.
The St. Joseph, Mo., baseball asso
ciation has set aside January 6, 1910,
In which to complete the campaign to
raise $7,500 to assist in securing a
first-class ball team for St. Joseph ,
next season. The Pueblo franchise
which has been purchased by John
Holland of Wichita, will be trans
ferred to St. Joseph.
The Colorado Midland railroad has
a new president in George B. Harris,
who is also president of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy and of the Colo
rado A Southern. It is not expected
that any change in the operation or I
management of the Midland will re
sult, owing to Harris’ accession to the
piesidency of the road. George Val
lery, general manager, is an old Bur
lltigton man. the Midland having been
j controlled by the Burlington for a
; number of years.
| Alter battling six weeks with death.
Reed Crews, a young lineman at Wal
la Walla. Wash, terribly burned by
falling across power wires, finally sue
cumbed to bis injuries. So great was
the public sympathy In his case that '
355 persons submitted to skin graft
ing operations that tbe youth's tor
tured body might be relieved i
Among those who gave up cuticle
were 130 school children, 50 students
from Whitman college and 25 soldiers
from Port Walla Walla. Approximate
ly 1.000 square Inches of human skin
were grafted upon Crews' body.
The Denver City Tramway Company
that operates the street car system of
Denver, carried $84,000,000 fare-paying
passengers during 1909. This Is 4,-
000.000 more fares than the company
collected in 1908. The Increase in busi
ness has been paralleled by an In
crease in expenditures for Improve
ments, as $1,000,000 has been spent
this year for improvement, an increase
of $400,000 over last year. An aver
age of 265 cars was run dally durlm:
the present year, an Increase of twen
ty-five over the average dally service
of last year.
GENERAL NEWS.
Vermont hunters have already paid
over $15,000 into the state treasury
' for licenses to shoot game.
Five lions, a leopard and a variety
' of other wild animals, the gift of for-
I mer President Roosevelt to the zoo at
Washington, arrived at Philadelphia a
few days since on the steamer Mott
'kefels.
"You can take it from me that pro
tection of umpires will be one of the
principal planks In my platform,” Is
the announcement of Thos. J. Lynch,
tbe new president of the National
Raseball league.
United States Senator A. J. McLau
rt« of Mississippi died suddenly De
cember 22d at his home in Brandon
from an attack of heart failure which
came- without the slightest warning.
The Christmas gift of the Unite*!
States Steel Corporation Is a bonus of
12.000,000 to its officers and em
ployes, sixty per cent in cash, and
forty per cent, in preferred stock at
124, or common at 90.
Dr. Jose Madriz. former Judge of
the Central American Court of Justice
at Cartago. and Zelaya’s candidate,
was on Monday elected president of
Nicaragua by the unanimous vote of
the Nicaraguan Congress.
Twenty-seven modistes involved in
the vast sleeper trunk smuggling sys
tem, one of the many ramifications of
the customs frauds which have been
brought to light in the port of New
York, have been Indicted by the fed
eral grand Jury.
Two days before Christmas Mark
Twain, at Redding, Conn., perpetrated
the following: “I hear the newspa
pers say I am dying. The charge is
not true. I would not do such a thing
at my time of life I am behaving as
good as I can. Merry Christmas to
everybody.”
The Cabinet of Chili, formed Sept.
12th, with Ismael Tocornal as pre
mier and minister of the interior, re
signed on the 20th inst.
The merger of the Utah Copper
company and the Boston Consolidated
Copper company has been finally ef
fected. The consolidation, it is said, is
without prejudice to the proposed ab
sorption of the Nevada Consolidated
company by the Utah company.
Admiral W. S. Schley (retired) has
called upon Commander Peary to sub
mit the proofs that he reached the
North pole to the consistory of the
University of Copenhagen. Admiral
Schley boldly reiterates his belief that
Dr. Cock also reached tbe pole.
Stockholders of Wells, Fargo & Co
ratified at a special meeting the pro
posal to increase tbe company's cap!
tal stock from $8,000,000 to $24,000,000.
With the increase there will be paid
to stockholders a dividend of $300 a
share out of the company's accumu
lated surplus.
The iinance committee of the United
States Steel corporation has voted to
offer the employes of the corporation
the opportunity of subscribing to its
preferred stock at $125 a share. In ad
i ditlon a bonus of $1,000,000 in com
j mon and preferred will shortly be dl
' vidl'd among the employes.
.Robinson Watson, in a statement
I telegraphed to New York from Mon
| treal, reiterates that his brother, Wil
liam Watson, the English poet, now in
! Havana, is insane, although the poet’s
, wife, who is with him, is unaware of
j her husband's mental condition.. Mrs.
Watson has cabled from Havana that
the statement is a wicked attempt to
injure her husband.
The battleship Utah, the greatest
warship ever built in the United
States, was launched December 23rd
j from the yard of the New York Shlp
-huildlng Company at Camden. N. J.
The vessel was christened by Mary
Alice Spry, daughter of Governor 8pry
of Utah, who was present with his
family, together with the members of
Congress from Utah and representa
tives of the Utah Legislature.
The American expedition arrived at
Kamjala, Uganda, December 21«t,
and was received by Sub-Commis
sioner F. A. Knowles. Colonel
Roosevelt came by motor car
from Entebbe and the others arrived
j on the steamer. Before leaving En-
I tebbe. Colonel Roosevelt and Kermlt
1 Roosevelt had luncheon at the gov
| ernment house and held a public re
ception. In the afternoon they visited
the Mill Hill mission and later re
ceived King Daudl Chwa of Uganda.
A committee which was appointed
by the Brooklyn neighbors of Dr. Cook
some months ago to raise funds for
the erection of a monument to the
explorer, has decided to go on with Its
work. In spite of the cables from Co
penhagen. "Dr. Cook," according to
one member of the committee, "as a
noble martyr. The rest of the world
may take the word of those indoor
polar explorers over in Copenhagen,
hut his neighbors In old Bushwlck
know that Dr. Cook discovered the
pole, because he told us so himself."
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
John F. Vivian, chairman of the Re
publican State Central committee,
has been ruminated by the President
jind confirmed by the Senate as sur
veyor of customs for Colorado, to suc
ceed the late \V. S. Boynton.
Commander Peary has declared that
he will never again head another ex
pedition either to the South pole or to
the North pole. He will, however,
stand ready to aid others who may
attempt such expeditions.
Under orders from Secretary Knox,
American Red Cross funds are to be
expended in caring for the sick and
wounded of both of the Nicaragua
armies, more than 2,000 of whom are
incapacitated in Blueflelds.
Judge Horace H. Lurton was con
firmeJ on the 20th inst. by the Senate
as associait justice of the United
States Supreme CourL No opposition
appeared. 1 he Senate also confirmed
the nomination of William J. Mills of
East Ijis Vegas, N. M.. to be governor
of New Mexico.
That Dr. Cook was not decorated by
the King of Denmark, as has been
generally supposed. Is the substance
of a statement made at Washington by
Dr. Maurice F. Egan, United States
minister to Denmark. "Dr. Cook was
j not decorated by the King." said Dr.
Eagan. "The King held his decoration
back awaiting the decision of the Uni
versity, of Copenhagen."
Headquarters of the American Min
ing Congress have been opened at
Washington by James F. ('allbreath.
Jr., secretary of the organization, to
I promote the establishment of a nation
. al bureau of mines. Doth President
i Taft and Secretary Ballinger of the in
j terior department are said to favor
isuch a bureau.
* j For the first time in many yeurs. in
) fact, as far back as the present gener-
I I ation is able to remember, the Chinese
; legation lias two young daughters who
not only have acquired an excellent
j English education, but who have per
. I manently adopted American dress.
Mme. Chang Yin Tang, wife of the
' j newly appointed minister, has worn
• i American dress several years, and her
I daughters have adopted tbe same
fashion.
Secretary Ballinger has approved
Wyomlng-Cary act segregation list No.
| 57, embracing 26,080 acres. The lands
included In the list were selected by
!! the state under the iCary act, and are
r to be reclaimed and irrigated by the
j Uintah County Irrigation Company.
Alarmed by a drop from $1 000,000
to $20,303 in mineral oil exports to
France In a month. American oil ex
porters have begun a movement to in
duce Congress to renew with the
> French government ihe reciprocity
treaty that expired on October 31st.
i The following fourth class postof
- flees will be made presidential Janu
’ ary 1st: I .a Jara, Marble and Platte
i vllle, Colo.; Sundance, Wyo.. and Az
tec, N. M., each with a salary of $1,100
. per annum; Fort Bayard. N. M.. at
$1,200, and Magdalena at $1,000.
President Taft on the 20th inst. sent
to the Senate the nomination of Jos
eph E. Morrison for district attorney
i of Arizona; Creighton M. Foraker to
; be United States marshal for New
Mexico; land office registers, Edward
i W. Fox at Clayton. N. M.; Manuel L
Altaro at Santa Fe. N. M.
TAYLOR WILL
ASK FOR LANDS
ANTS GRANTS TO COLORADO
FOR PUBLIC PARKS AND
OUTING PLACEB.
WILL INTRODUCE BILLS
ts ALSO WORKING TO SECURE
MILLION ACRE GRANT FOR
GOOD ROADS.
Denver.—ln a letter to a friend In
This city, Edward T. Taylor, represent
ative-at-large for Colorado, says:
“I have for several months past
been trying to Interest the various
cities and towns of our state in the
work of procuring public parks and
outing places, for picnic and play
grounds for both old and young, and
have written letters to the mayors
and city councils or hoards of trus
tees of our one hundred cities and
townß in Colorado, urging them to se
lect a site wherever It Is possible
upon public lands, of some scenic and
suitable location for that purpose and
send me a description of It, and al
low me to Introduce a bill in Congress
granting it to them gratuitously.
"I have already received descrip
tlons of the land desired by about fif
teen cities and towns, and have re
ceived word from a number of others
that they will send the necessary data
as soon as possible. In doing this I
am trying to do important work for
especially the youths of this and suc
ceeding generations, and also furnish
an outing place for picnics. Fourth of
July and other public gatherings.”
Mr. Taylor adds that he expects to
have the West with him on his hill
to grant a million acres of public
lands to Colorado for good roads, hut
will have much work to do to over
come the opposition of eastern mem
bers who, many of them, are poisoned
with the impression that we are all
stealing the public domain out here,
and that It belongs to them, not to us
Bear Hunt in Denver.
Denver. —The days when live hears
ream through the Denver streets are
supposed to have passed forever, hut
*uch is not the case, lor two hears
captured in the Routt county moun
tains made things lively around the
wholesale district on Market street
Thursday.
The hears were shirred here to Ray
mond A Hoffman and probably hav
ing some idea of the fact that they
were destined to be converted Into
hear steaks for Christmas dinners
they overturned their cages and es
caped when the door, which had been
loosened while the cages were taken
from the wagon, flew open. They be
gan a tour of Market street to the
great consternation .of the pedestrians
in the neighborhood.
An exciting bear hunt followed
which finally ended In Mr. Raymond,
who Is an expert with the lasso, rop
ing tbe two animals and taking them
back to captivity.
A dispatch from Bailey in the Platte
canon December 2.id says: William
Mendenhall's hair stood up when two
cows, pursued by a mountain lion
which Mendenhall affirms was "as big
os a horse" tore across the railroad
and river and through the streets of
Insmont early this morning. Menden
hall fired at the lioa, hut missed It,
and It fled.
Work on the highway between Colo
rado Springs and Denver may soon
commence as the state has offered to
do $5,000 worth of work on this boule
vard if the county commissioners of
El Paso county will advance n like
amount. The commissioners, who have
taken the offer under advisement, are
said to be favorably disposed toward
It.
Stock for a new state bank to he
organized at Deer Trail has all been
subscribed and ground for the erection
of a bank building has been purchased.
The original stock was to he for only
SIO,OOO, hut so anxious were the citi
zens of the town to secure the long
desired hank that $12,000 was easily
subscribed. The new bank will not be
open for business for several months,
as the promotors will wait until the
building Is completed.
Reports received at Coloradc
Springs from the stock raising dis
tricts of eastern El Paso county and
points between there nnd the Colora
do-Kansas line are that range stock is
suffering considerably as a result of
the loug cold spell and If the unfavor
able weather continues two weeks
longer, hundreds of cattle and sheep
j will die of starvation. The stock of
j the large cattle companies is said to
be suffering most, little provision hav
ing been made by the owners to feed
j them.
! Mayor Allen of Montrose has sent a
telegram to Congressman Taylor at
Washington asking him to introduce a
bill In Congress setting aside 100
xcres of ground two miles north of
Montrose for a cRy park. It em
braces Flat Top Mountain and is one
3l the prettiest points near Montrose.
L. A. Shoen. convicted in the Dis
trict Court of Teller county of com
pounding drugs without a license, and
not as an apprentice under proper su
pervision, for which he was fined
SIOO, proposes to test the law in the
Supreme Court of the state.
John W. Nesmith, president of the
Colorado Iron Works, one of the enter
prising pioneer business men and man
ufacturers of Colorado, died at St.
Luke's hospital at Denver on the 17th
inst., of heart disease, after an illness
af only thirty-six hours. He was sev
•nty-slx years of age.
A total of $21,400 has been secured
for the support of the new boarding
school for boys, to be conducted at
Colorado Springs under the auspices
>f tbe Episcopal church, and only
about $1,600 more is needed for the i»
ititutlon to open next September.
STATE NEWS ITEMS
Plans are being made for a farmers'
institute at Boulder early In FeDru
ary.
One of the oldest cattle ranches in
Weld county, owned by Max Wick*
horst and containing 4,000 acres, near
Roggen, was sold to Lincoln, Neb.,
men for SGO,OOO a few davs since.
At Greeley a few days since, with
four generations present, Mr. and Mrs.
D. K. Brewer celebrated their fiftieth
wedding anniversary. They were mar
ried In New York and came to Colora
do 30 years ago.
Business men of Cortez have organ
ized the Cortez Commercial Associa
tion, with R. R. Smith, a prominent
merchant, as president; C. T. Vincent,
mayor, as vice president, and George
Reeder, editor of the Journal, secre
tary and treasurer.
The gross valuation of the Cripple
Creek ore treated by the Portland and
Golden Cycle mills and the plants of
the United States Reduction & Refin
ing company for the year 1909, is $12,-
158,874, according to reports of the re
spective managements. The amount
is 587,422 tons, the average value thus
being a little in excess of S2O per ton.
A special examination for stenog
rapher and typewriter, tor men only,
will be held on January 25, 1910, by
the United States Civil Service Com
mission. Persons desiring to take this
examination should apply at once to
Mr. V. W. Campbell, i3-A Federal
building. Denver, Colorado, for appli
cation blank and pamphlet of instruc
tions.
Game Warden Poteet at Florence
received word from Hugh Pigg, the
celebrated bear hunter of western
Fremont county, that seventy-five an
telope had been driven by the storm
to his ranch on Currant creek. The
animals are said to be half starved
and it is thought many have perished.
Another band of twenty-five has been
seen on ranches as far east as Eight
Mile Park.
The Southern Colorado Power &
Railroad Company was sold at public
auction at Trinidad, December 23d by
Sheriff Grisham and was purchased
by the Northern Securities Company
of Denver for half a million dollars.
The Northern Securities Company is
understood to be a temporary holding
company for the Colorado Railway,
Light & Power Company, recently in
corporated for $5,000,000.
It is stated that negotiations for a
tract of 100 acres of land within easy
reach of Denver are being conducted
by the order of St. Francis, which now
conducts SL Anthony's hospital In
Denver and SL Francis' hospital at
Colorado Springs, for the purpose of
establishing thereon a large tubercu
losis sanitarium. A dairy and large
vegetable gardens are in contempla
tion as part of the plan.
One hundred dollars for a handker
chief Is the price paid by Z. G. Sim
mons of Kenosha, Wls., owner of the
Pike's Peak Cog Road, and a frequent
visitor in Manitou. Mr. Simmons was
asked to contribute a handkerchief to
the bazaar of the Young ladies’ Ben
evolent Society of the First Congrega
tional church of Manitou. and sent a
SIOO check asking that the article be
purchased with It.
Governor John F. Shafroth says that
50 cents a meal Is enough for any
man to pay in Denver and that 75
rents while traveling on the road is
the sensible limit nnder such condi
tions. These observations were
brought out by the governor at a
meeting of the military board In the
state house, when Governor Shafroth
announced that he would approve no
more meals, in the expenses of the de
partment. over 75 cents.
Mark M. Morris, representing the
commissioners of Adams county, has
filed suit against former County
Judge A. H. Gntbeil for $2,782.97. with
interest at eight per cent from Janu
ary 12. 1909. The Illinois Surety Com
pany. which was on his bond for $lO,-
004). is made party to the suit. Among
the many allegations it is charged that
Gutheil failed to pay parties entitled
to receive it. money which came into
his hands as a court officer.
Various railroads of the state are
becoming interested in learning wheth
er or not state officials are obtaining
passes and then charging the state
mileage on expenses. Not long ago
Auditor Kenehan refused to honor a
warrant for $69.50 In favor of John D.
I Jones, state coal mine inspector, for
| transportation. The refusal was made
on the ground that the amount for
mileage should not be paid when the
inspector received free transportation.
State Auditor Kenehan has allowed
Governor Shafroth his full salary for
October and November, although dur
ing a pare of each he was out of the
state. Governor Shafroth declares he
will not accept the salary if it is not
legally due hint, but he is awaiting an
opinion from the attorney general. The
governct is said to have brought back
v. ith him a list of court opinions re
quiring that a governor shall be paid
during his absence from the state if
lie is on official business.
I)r. J. T. Thomas of the Presbyte
rian church of Canon City, has been
appointed secretary of the western di
vision of the Federated Council of
Churches, with headquarters in Den
ver. He was nominated by the synod
of Colorado, and his selection ap
proved by the other denominations In
tel ested.
Convict Louis Dressier escaped
from the prison stone quarries at
Canon City December 22nd. He was
serving a two-year sentence for lur
glary. committed in Denver, and
would have been released in nine
months.
At an expense of thousands, O. I*
Snider and C. H. Austin, owners of the
famous Cave of the Winds at Manitou,
will almost double its capacity. Si.c
rooms will be opened and fitted with
electric lights. It is ultimate!;
planned to connect this cave with the
Grand Caverns, now separated by thin
walls.
The citizens and farmers In and
around Hillrose in Morgan county have
organized a company for building a
$25,000 alfalfa meal mill. Construction
is now under way and they expect to
be grinding alfalfa within sixty days.
DR. COOK FEARED
AN ASSASSIN
CHANGED HIS NAME AND FLED
IN DISGUISE TO EUROPE
FOR SAFETY.
SNAD3WED BY SPIES
STORY AS TOLD BY MR. WAKE,
DR. COOK’S MOST INTI
MATE FRIEND.
New York.—That Dr. Frederick A.
Cook, Arctic explorer, regarding whose
strange disappearance there has been
such mystery, fearing a plot to take
his iife, shaved his mustache and, in
disguise, left for Europe under the as
sumed name of Frederick Hunter, was
the gist of a statement issued by Mr.
Charles Wake Sunday night. Mr.
Wake, who, for many years was Dr.
Cook’s most intimate friend, makes no
effort to defend the explorer.
When Mr. Wake last heard from Dr.
Cook the explorer was stopping at the
Central hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, and
in a cable message dated December 10
and signed “Frederick Hunter,” the
explorer asked for the address of Mrs.
Cook, who, it had been planned, was
to have accompanied Dr. Cook to Eu
rope with the original polar data. The
cable message read:
“Wbere can I reach Marie? Has
she my original records?"
Mrs. Cook was then nearing Europe
on an Atlantic liner with the polar rec
ords In her possession, and Mr. Wake
said that he communicated this fact to
Dr. Cook by cable.
Later, he said, he sent a cable mes
sage to Dr. Cook informing him where
he would find Mrs. Cook. Since then
Mr. Wake has received no word from
Dr. Cook, and, so far as he knows, the
explorer and bis wife have not met on
the other side.
Several letters were received by Dr.
Cook, Mr. Wake said, telling of the al
leged plot to destroy his data, even if
It waa necessary to kill Dr. Cook to
gain possession of the documents. Mr.
Wake said It was not until he had re
ceived letters of a similar nature that
he put any faith in the conspiracy
story.
Evidences of the plot, as pointed out
by Mr. Wake, were the warning let
ters, the fact that Dr. Cook was con
stantly followed by spies, or detec
tives, and that there was a telephone
“leak" which made it impossible for
either Dr. Cook or himself to commu
nicate over the telephone without
other persons hearing their conversa
tions.
After detailing the plan arranged
for Mr. Walter Ixinsdale, Dr. Cook’s
secretary, to convey only a typewrit
ten copy of the polar records to Co
penhagen. while the genuine data was
to be taken to Europe by Dr. Cook and
his wife, who were to meet Mr. l«ons
dale at Stettin. Germany, Mr. Wake
tells how plans were upset because of
Dr. Cook's sudden impulse to flee
from the men he believed were shad
owing him.
Storm Sweeps New England.
Boston.—A northeast storm swepi
Into New England Sunday with ter
ilflc energy. The gale drove a tide
into Massachusetts Bay which nearly
equaled that of the famous storm of
1851, the wet snow prostrated wires,
telephone, telegraph, electric light and
trolley, and railroad trains were
stalled. Three persons lost their
lives In Everett and Chelsea by the
sudden rise of the tide.
From midnight until late Sunday the
storm’s destructive powers were un
usually extensive and severe. The
gale swept over the greater portion of
New England and was accompanied
by a heavy fall of snow.
Coming on a full moon, the gale
rolled a wave along the coast which
In some places reached a height of
over fourteen feet above low water
mark.
Ip this city the tide went across At
lantic avenue on the water front and
caused an estimated damage of more
than $1,000,000.
| Largo cities, such as Cambridge,
i Somerville, Lynn. Brockton. Provi
i donee. Fall River and New Bedford,
I were In darkness except for the light
| nfforded by the full moon.
World’s Tallest Christmas Tree.
| Pasadena. Calif.—The tallest Christ
mas tree In the world was a feature
of Saturday's celebration among the
clouds by visitors on Mount Wilson.
It was a grand old pine standing in
a mantle of snow on the mountain
top. and dressed in tinsel and gorge
ous trimmings.
Zelaya Boards Mexican Ship.
Managua.—Jose Santos Zelaya. for
mer president of Nicaragua, has ta
ken himself out of the country, and
Is now aboard the Mexican gunboat
General Guerrero, bound for Sallna
Cruz. Under the cover of darkness
Thursday morning Zelaya. accompa
nied by a heavily-armed guard, went
to Corlnto. In which port the Mexi
can warship had been lying for sev
eral days close to the United States
protected cruiser Albany, other
American warships swung at anchor
In the harbor, with marines aboard
awaiting instructions.
Year’s Benefactions.
New York.—The total public bene
factions in the United States during
the last twelve months was $141,250,-
900, an amount just $40,000,000 great
er than any previous year In the his
tory of the country, according to sta
tistics compiled by a New York news
paper. The amount this year was
over twice as large as was given
away last year, following the panic ,
of 1907. The principal benefactions
In 1909 have been the late John S.
Kennedy of New York, $26,550,000;
John D. Rockefeller, $12,825,000, and
Andrew Carnegie, $6,056,511
HER HEAVY WORK.
Applicant—Will I be expected to do
all the heavy work, sir?
Mr. Jiggs—Oh. no. My wife always
makes the biscuit!
Hubby Was Too Willing.
nuBB/ »» ■■
In the midst of her tears over a
late disagreement she announced that
she would take a trip of three weeks
in the country for a rest from his abuse.
Hooray! Hooray!
He hurried to the station, bought
tickets, hurried back home, pulled ofT
his coat, plunged into the cellar,
lugged out her trunks and com
menced to pack.
Lying on a couch, she watched him
through her tears with great curiosity.
From time to time. In reply to many
questions, she advised him what arti
cles would be useful In the country,
and they were eagerly Included.
Perspiring and exhausted after some
hours of preparatory detail for her
departure, he sank into a chair and
said:
“Everything is ready now. You
have abundant time to catch your
train."
“I have decided,’’ she said, softly,
“not to go.”
A Literal Interpretation.
A traveler riding In a rather wild
part of Scotland came to the edge of
a morass.
Hailing a peasant lad who was not
far away, he asked if the bog was
hard at the bottom.
“Ay, quite hard," responded the
youth.
So the traveler rode on, and pres
ently his horse began to sink with
alarming rapidity Into the m>re.
"You rascal!” he yelled to the grin
ning urchin. "You told me the bog
was hard at the bottom."
“So It is,” Joyfully shouted the
peasant, "but you’re not there yet!”
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Take Hall's Family I’ll la for constipation.
Changed.
"He used to kiss me every time we
passed through a tunnel before our
marriage." said the little woman, with
sad reflections.
“And does he do so now?"asked the
bosom friend.
“No, he takes a drink."
Elucidated.
Stella—What Is the law of heredity?
Bella—That all undesirable traits
come from the other parent.
Tlamlins Wizard Oil will knock the
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tonsilitis. quinsy and diphtheria impossi
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A woman dislikes being jealous al
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The girl who accepts a man seldom
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The bravest dentist Isn't anxious to
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I»r. Pierre'* pleaaant Pelleta cure constipation.
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Gossips multiply everything they
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hjUKr
The Army of
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