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Remains Now Rest in Geni2-
tery Near Arden.
While the Exact Cause of the Railway
Magnate’s Death May Never Ee
Known, Professor Struempeil, Whcr
Harrlman Consulted in Vienna, Sayi
He Diagnosed the Complaint as Car,
cer—Sister Declares There Was Nc
Operation—Harriman’s Vast Wealth
The remains of E. H. Harriman, tin
railway magnate, now rest in the lit*
tie country cemetery at St. John’s
church, near Arden, N. Y., the lat€
home of the deceased. The funeral
ceremonies were simple, but were at
tended by many financiers of note and
friends of the family.
For five minutes during the progress
of the funeral procession not a wheel
was turned on any part of the 15,00(
miles of the Union and Southern Pa
cific systems. The last time such h
mark of respect was shown by the
tranportation systems of the country
was on the occasion of the funeral ol
President McKinley.
It is the consensus of opinion amonq
leaders in the stock market that the
suppression of the news of the deatli
of E. H. Harriman until after the close
of trading on the previous afternoon
had prevented all sensational varia
tions in the stock lists and was respon
sible for the fact that Harriman hold
ings felt only a slight decline. Mr
Harriman died at 1:30 and the news
was not given out until 3:35.
Cause of Death Kept Secret.
There was much speculation as tc
the cause of Mr. Harriman’s death.
The rumor was current and purport
ed to come from an authoritative
source that the railroad king was a
victim of cancer of the stomach.
Many said, however, “it was simply
the end of a worn-out man.”
The only information as to the
causes that produced death was a tele
phone statement of Dr. Lyle.
“Mr. Harriman’s death was due tc
heart exhaustion, superinduced by oth
er physical complications,” it said.
A dispatch from Vienna says that
Professor Adolf Struempeil, the Vien
, ; o specialist, whom the late E. H
i :\rriman went to Europe to consult
iioav admits that when he saw Mr. Har
riman in July he diagnosed his com
plaint as cancer.
Harriman died peacefully and to the
end his brilliant mind retained its in
tegrity. After a relapse on Sunday h<
sank slowly and soon after the noor
hour Thursday there came a relapse
which marked the approach of the end
His wife, his two daughters, the Misses
Mary and Carol, and his sons, Waltei
and Roland, who have been constantly
with him, assembled at the bedside
and a carriage was hastily dispatcher
for Mrs. Simons, whose home is here
in Arden, three miles from the Towei
Hill mansion.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gerry alsc
were present. Mrs. Gerry is Har
riman’s daughter.
Gerry said the cause of Harriman’s
death probably will never be known.
New York Gets News First.
With the secrecy that has been main
tained at the Harriman residence un
broken to the very end, news of Harri
man’s death was conveyed to New
York before it came to Arden and the
valley below. Then by way of New
York, the report that death had arrived
at the great estate on Tow r er Hil:
spread quickly and confirmation was
sought at the residence by telephone
A voice on the hill replied: “Yes
that is correct. Mr. Harriman died ai
3:35 p. m.”
The understanding is that them
was no operation. Four persons are
authority for this belief. They ar< :
Mrs. Simons, his sister; Charles T
Ford, superintendent of the Harrimar
estate; William A. McClellan, superiu
tendent of the Arden farms, and
Thomas B. Price, Harriman’s persona
secretary in the Union Pacific offices.
All four made such a declaration aftei
Harriman’s death.
Mrs. Simons discussed his deatt
with more freedom than any one else
but even she professed not to know
the exact nature of her brother’s ail
Deny There Was an Operation.
She said emphatically mat there hat
been no operation, then became sc
overcome by her feelings that she beg
ged to be excused and said she could
not describe the scenes at the houst
during the last hours. Her husband
Charles D. Simons, said he had not ar
rived at Arden in time to see Harrimar
before he died.
Recent estimates of Harriman’s per
sonal wealth have varied all the waj
from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000. He
was, of course, a large holder of securl
ties of the various corporations with
which he was identified, Including ir
addition to the Union Pacific and the
Southern Pacific systems, over a score
of smaller or tributary properties, not
only in this country but in Mexico as
well. Report credited him with large
personal holdings in the Atchison, To
peka and Santa Pe road, Baltimore anc
Ohio, Delaware and Hudson, Erie, Illi
nois Central, New York Central, and
Pacific Mail Steamship company. His
holdings of Brooklyn Rapid Transit
stock and bonds were very large a few
years ago and these have probably
been increased in late years. He wr*
reported to have been the largest indi
vidual stockholder in the Wells-Fargo
Express company.
Made Chairman Executive Committee
by U. P. Board.
The board of directors of the Union
Pacifiic Railroad company elected
Former Judge Robert S. Lovett chair
man of the executive committee, to
succeed E. H. Harriman.
William Rockefeller and Jacob H
Schifif were elected directors, succeed
ing Henry H. Rogers and Karri
man. They also were appointed mem
bers of the executive committee. Tlii
means that the Standard Oil interests
are in control.
Will Be in Chicago Thursday and Mil
waukee Friday.
When President Taft motored into
Boston to be the guest of the Cham
evening, he started on one of the most
notable trips ever taken by a chief
The president will leave Boston at
10 a. m. on Wednesday. The first
stopping off place being at Chicago,
where he will be entertained part of
Thursday by the Commercial club and
the remainder of his stay by the Ham
ilton club.
Leading through thirty states and
both of the far southwestern terri
tories. the president’s trip will reach
its climax at El Paso, Tex., on Oct. 16,
where he will meet President Diaz of
The president’s trip covers an itiner
ary of 12.759 miles and his private
cars, the Mayflower and the Hasle
mere, will be handled over twenty-twG
different railroad systems.
The revised schedule for the trip in
cludes the following stops;
Sept. 17, Milwaukee, forenoon; La
Crosse, late afternoon. Sept. 20, Des
Moines, la.
Oct. 25, St. Louis; East St. Louis,
111., brief afternoon visit; begin trip
down Mississippi late in day.
Taft Appoints J. B. Reynolds, Profes
sor Emery and A. H. Sanders.
Taft has named the new tariff com
mission or board which is to assist him
In the execution of the new tariff law
with especial reference to applying the
maximum and minimum clauses to na
tions which are unfriendly or friendly
in their tariff relations with the Unit
ed States.
The new board consists cf three
members —Professor Henry E. Emery
of Yale, chairman; James B. Reynolds
of Massachusetts, now assistant secre
tary of the treasury, and Alvin H. San
ders of Chicago, at present editor and
proprietor of the Breeders’ Gazette.
The maximum salary for tariff
board members will be $7,500 a year.
Mother’s Lawyer Says Shot Was Fired
Five Feet From Marine Officer.
When the body of Lieut. Sutton.
Jr,, the young marine officer who met
his death about two years ago at An
napolis, was exhumed at Arlington
cemetery an autopsy performed by
surgeons representing the navy depart
ment and young Sutton’s mother, dis
closed the fact that no bones were
broken, although a contusion wa?
found over the right eye.
It had been Mrs. Sutton’s contention
that her son’s arm had been broken in
the fight which preceded his death.
Attorney Van Dyke, associate eoun
sel for Mrs. Sutton, said that he was
convinced that the shot had been fired
at least five feet from the officer’s head
and that the wound showed conclu
sively that it was a physical impossi
bility for Sutton to have fired the shot.
The body was reinterred in the same
grave after the ground had been con
secrated by Rev. Father Alonzo Olds,
of St. Augustine’s Catholic church, thi?
Dun's Says Industrial Outlook Is a-
Brilliant as Ever.
R. G. Dun & Co.’s Weekly Review
of Trade says:
The price situation in leading depart
ments of trade is proving a factor of
overshadowing and in
some directions causes marked conser
vatism in purchases, but the demand
to replenish stocks, which will grow
more urgent as tie need becomes
greater, is expected ta soon start an
unusually active buying movement.
Industrially the outlook is as bril
liant as ever, particularly in the funda
mental iron and steel trade, in which
prosperity cannot exi#t, except that the
crops promise abundantly, and the
other productive powers of the country
are profitably employed.
In the New England the cotton mills
continue active, although the primary
market is for the moment quiet.
Three of Family of Fifteen Victims of
Gasoline Explosion.
Three children were burned to death
when fire destroyed the summer cot
tage of Robert A. Walsh at White
Bear Lake, in Minnesota. The vie*
tims were: Constance Walsh, nine
months old; Robert Walsh, foui
years old; John Walsh, five years old
The father was burned in the ex
plosion of a gasoline stove when he at
tempted to fill the resorvolr, supposing
none of the burners was lighted. On# 1
had been left burning, and the gaso
line caught fire. In all thirteen chil
dren and the parents were in the house
at the time.
One of the Many at
Brown &
Private Hospital Guests.
“Hello, old man! Didn’t know you
were In New York? Where are you
' “Glad to see you. I’m at a private
hospital uptown.”
“Private hospital! Why, I’m sorry.
What’s the trouble?”
“No trouble at all myself. My sister
weDt there for an operation, and I’m
staying with her. There are plenty
of patients there with relatives or
friends. We pav high prices, of course,
but the rooms are light, comfortable
and clean, and we can order anything
on earth we want for meals and get
it. Things are served to us as though
we were invalids, and there’s no kick
coming. I’ll tell you that. And we can
have as much company as wo wish for
meals at a dollar and a half a head.”—
New York Press.
Sufficient Reason.
Chum—Why don’t you assert your
authority as head of the family and
take matters in your own hands? Head
Df the House (mournfully)—My wife
won't let me.—Baltimore American.
Saturday, Sep. 18
We inaugurate the greatest sale in our history* The tremendous stocks we have gathered and the low prices that prevail are the
attractions here. Economy demands that you join the throng that will respond to this announcement. Inspect these bargains.
Don't wait, but come. The very nature of this sale demands the confidence of the public. The manufacturers have selected this
store as their representative direct from the mill to you.
The Prices
in this adv* give you but an
inkling of the wonderful
bargains we are offering at
this sale*
Ladies Handkerchiefs 2 l / 2 c
A dox* Pearl Buttons 2 l / 2 c
A card Safety Pins 2 l / 2 c
A card Hooks and Eyes 2 l / 2 c
50 pieces of unbleached muslin,
per yard at
654 cents.
Suits and Coats
Ladies’ Suits worth up to QO
S2O each to close out
Ladies Suits Panama and (J*Q QQ
wool serges, $25 value for /O
Ladies Coats worth up to HCA
S2O each for Ip 1 vU
Carpet Department.
Straw Matting worth 25c a yard for 15c. Yard wide Hemp Carpet at
1234 cents a yard. Cordemen Stair Carpet at 20 cents a yard. Ingrain
Stair Carpet, 22 inch, 15 cents a yard. Brussels Tapestry Carpet, all
wool. 58c a yard. Body Brussels all-wool Carpet, 98 cents a yard.
The Bab? Turtle.
Turtles lay their eggs in the sand
and let the sun hatch them out They
do not lay them all in one place prob
ably lHcause they think it safer to
scatter them. Then, even though one
be siolen or broken, the others may es
cape. The mother turtle covers them
ail carefully up. one after another, with
a thin sprinkling of sandomd then ap
parently never gives them another
thought, considering her maternal duty
done. Certain it is that she has never
been discovered going near these egg
babies again, aud when they hatch at
last the tiny soft backed creatures at
once begin crawling arouud in search
of flies and other food as independent
ly as if there were no such thing as a
mother in the world. A little girl who
found one of these odd obloug turtle
eggs on a sandy river bank in Louisi
ana took it home aud put it in a teacup
on the table for safe keeping. A few
hours later a slight noise was noticed
in that direction, and on looking in the
cup again sue found a baby turtle, full
hedged, but tiny, scrambling about
among the bits of its broken eggshell
Ravens and the Hapsburgs.
Henri de Weiddel tells the story of
the late Empress Elizabeth and the
raveus which Maurus Jokel gave in an
article at the time of her majesty’s
tragic death. Early in her life Eliza
beth wrote some verses in Hungarian
on the subject of the raven, the bird
of ill omen, which plays a great part
in the history of the Hapsburgs. Ac
cording to the imperial poetess, a
flight of ravens was hovering over Ol
mutz when Francis Joseph received
from his uncle’s hands the crown
which was destined to inflict upon him
such miseries. A raven followed Max
imilian and Charlotte on their last
walk before their departure for Mex
ico, and when Maria Christina was
starting to receive the crown of Spain,
which was one day to be so grievous a
burden, a raven flew over the horses’
heads and accompanied the carriage to
the railway station. These incidents
were the subject of the poem.—West
minster Gazette.
“Now. look here. Algernon,” said a
parent to his sou sternly, “when I was
your age I was at the head of my
“Ah.” responded the lad, “perhaps
teachers were easier to fool then than
they are now!”
“I wish 1 had a fortune, I’d never
paint another picture!” declared an
artist to a brother of the brush.
“Well, there are lots of people who
would give you one on that condition!”
The Similarity.
Why are some policemen like tain
bows? Because they appear after t’e
storm is over.
Direct From the Mills!
Wash Goods, Dress Goods, Embroideries,
Underwear, Furnishings, Table Linen
Dress Goods
All wool Dress Goods, worth up
to sl*2s a yard for
25 cents.
Plain and fancy light and dark
patterns, 10 yard remnnants,
10c quality per yard for
7*4 cents.
Lace Curtains
36 inch Lace Curtains A O r
Per pair 40L
60 inch Lace Curtains RQr
Missionet Curtains, red, green
and white, per pair lOL
The Ri<i 5® ** N ST
inn pi'* u janesville.wis.
Yoo Will Need an Oil Stove%
When wana days and
the kitchen fire make
jjjjg .* ll Flame Oil Cook-Stove.
T* 1 stove does away with B
iST kitchen discomforts —how B
TpH’/ pH lt keeps the room in B
Ulr *£ Swo comparison with condi- B
tions when the coal fire was B
PmiuSißam ]
Wick Blue name Oil Cook-Stove I
is the only oil stove built with a CABINET TOP for holding plates
and keeping food hot after cook.ng. Also has useful drop shelves |
on which to stand tjie coffee pot or teapot after removing from burner. %
Fitted with two nickeled racks for towels. A marvel of comfort, ; ,
Simplicity and convenience. Made in three
mm sizes—with or without Cabinet Top. If not
with your dealer, write our nearest agency.
t Jßa&b Lam P\™T;. I
/ \ every one wants —hand-
L J some enough for the parlor; strong enough for
the kitchen, camp or cottage; bright enough for
every occasion. If not with your dealer, write
rL our nearest agency.
Standard Oil Company
A Girl's Preparedness.
There is something very pitiful about
a girl. She wears calico, but talks
knowingly about the latest styles in
silks. Her home is furnished plainly,
but she knows the latest styles in
furniture; she knows how the silver
ware should be arranged at dinners,
the latest stitch for the marking of
monograms ou the finest table dam
ask, the etiquette to be observed at a
dinner, a reception or a bail, although
she never attended anything more
than a neighborhood party in her life.
Her father's monthly income is not as
large as the pin money a rich girl
would spend in a day, but she knows
what the rich girl should wear and
buy to be in touch with the times.
She is, in short, prepared at any time
to marry a rich man and become a so
ciety leader.—Atchison Globe.
Assist yourself and heaven will as
sist you.—Latin Proverb.
Fancy Silks worth 65c 39c
Plain black Taffeta Silk 89c
11.00 per yard quality
Plain black Taffeta Silk 98c
11.35 per yard quality
Pillow cases 45x36, a dozen
Turkish Towels, each 9c
Table Damask
All linen 60 inch worth 65c A -Tl-
Per yard for 4£2L
All linen Napkins, 22 inch, QO
Per dozen at
All linen Napkins, 22 inch, IQ
Per dozen at p*.t)7
Rug Department:
Tapestry Brussels 8-3xlo-0 at $10.50 each
Tapestry Brussels, 9x12 at 112.50 each
Seamless Wilton Velvet Rugs, 9x12,
at $18.50 each
Saturday, Oct. 2
50 pieces of brown linen Crash
per yard at
Ladies satice Petticoats SLSO
value, each
69 cents.
Ladies $5 Overskirts at s3*9B
Ladies black cotton Hose a pair
9 cents.
Misses black cotton hose 9c
Thought Some One Had Knocked.
A story of extraordinary deafness
was unfolded at a recent meeting of &
medical society in Philadelphia. An
elderly woman, exceedingly hard of
hearing, lived near the river. One aft
ernoon a warship fired a salute of ten
guns. The woman, alone in her lit
tle house, waited until the booming
ceased. Then she smoothed her dress,
brushed her hair back in a quaint man
ner, and said, sweetly: “Come in!”
Club and Hotel for Children
Paris has its infants’ club, where
the babe about town may spend an
idle afternoon; but London comes a
good second with a hotel for children.
Here, in suites of two rooms, the
children of the well-to-do may find a
town address while parents are travel
ing or enduring unamiable climates.
The guests range from atoms of a
month or so to veterans of eight or
nine, and each three have a day and
night nursery to themselves.
20,000 yards of
Mill Ends at

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