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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1909.
Prof. Parker of Columbia
DENIES MOUNT M'KINLEY CLIMB
Brands Whole Story of Ascent as
an Imposture For Which Prep
aration Was Hade Be
forehand. Portland, Me., Nov. 30. Professor
Herschel O. Parker of Columbia uni
versity, comes out In a statement In
which he brands Frederick A. Cook's
otory of his ascent of Mount McKlnley
"It Is with profound regret," he de
clares, "that I feel obliged to Impeach
the manhood and honor of a personal
friend. Nothing but stern necessity
would prompt me to do this, but this
la a case where truth and justice as
well as science and civilization com
pel the step. Dr. Frederick Cook never
made the ascent of Mount McKlnley,
as he has claimed."
He then reviews their joint attempt
to climb the mountain and its failure.
Continuing, he says:
"My experience with Cook had dem
onstrated that he knew nothing about
mountain climbing and had no scien
tide training. All the measurements
and care of the two bypsemetcrs fell
to me. In fact, I was In full charge of
the expedition, as Cook seemed to real
ize his own total incompetence for
"When we parted his last words to
me were that he simply wanted to
hunt a little and look over some of the
nearby glaciers. I came home, and
you may judge of my surprise when
one month later he telegraphed that
he had reached the summit of Mount
"IxLjynot -of this startling assertion
he offered nothing whatever. The
statement was an impossibility on Its
"When his report came he said that
he had remained two weeks to fix up
the boat after I had left and had then
reorganized the party for the ascent
of the mountain.
"Now, let us see how he reorganized
the party. First, he sent Printz and
Miller back up the Ventna on a hunt
ing trip. The naturalist of the party,
Browne, he sent off In a different di
rection with one of the assistant pack
ers. Beecher was sent off in still an
other direction on a hunting trip, leav
ing only Barrlll with himself. Funny
way to organize an expedition of that
nature, wasn't it?
"With Barrlll nud a packer Cook re
mained on the Cbulltna river for two
weeks fixing up his boat, and In two
weeks more he returned to his party
and reported that he had reached the
summit of Mount McKlnley by the
"In his book he says that In going up
the Chulltna river he picked out sev
eral different routes over the north
eastern ridge and by one of these
reached the summit.
"The nearest point to the mountain
at which he could have been was forty
miles. There was no possible route
that way. The statement of Cook was
absurd on its face.
"In one of his subsequent lectures on
his alleged ascent of the mountain a
man asked him how it happened that
a large flag appeared In the photo ho
had used In his book as the summit of
the mountain when his statement to
Browne and myself had been that be
only remained behind to bunt and ex
"Dr. Cook at once replied that the
flag got into his pack by accident It
looks quite reasonable that a Urge silk
flag should be packed in with pemml
can, wood alcohol and other things of
that nature by accident, doesn't It?
"Doesn't it look a bit more reason
able that It was placed there deliber
ately In order to play an Important
part In the big fake game that was
about to be staged?
"Doesn't It look as though this flag
would be needed lor dramatic effect In
a fake photo?
"Doesn't It look like a fake when be
sent all his best men away on hunting
trips while declaring that he himself
was going to hunt and study glaciers?
"The fake wis prepared by sending
all the best men away, packing a silk
flag with his food and fuel, sending
the Brldgeman message and then
starting up the river. That flag got In
the pack by accident with a venge
ance. "His photographs of the 'Mount Mc
Klnley peak' are absurdly wrong.
Two of them are of exactly the same
mountain, yet one Is labeled 20,800
feet high and the other 8,000 feet
high. By somo fearful lack of fore
sight there appears In one of the pho
tos a mountain knows. n k- -
feet nigh, yet It appears on a level
with 'the top of Mount McKluIey.'
"Still another ridiculous statement In
the Cook book. He gives the height of
Mount McKlnley as 20,300 feet and
says that he read this by his barome
ters. The highest barometer scale wo
had was for only 18,000 feet. How
could he read his barometer 20,390 feet
when it would only scale 18,000?
"Dr. Cook proved a traitor to his
friends throughout this whole misera
ble nffair. When confronted with the
evidence he makes no reply. Barrlll
was the one man on whom he relied to
Stand by bis claim, and he has mad
affidavit V Its fraudulent character."
GRAND DUKE ACCUSED.
Parli Rumor Connects Htm With Mur
der of M. 8telnhell.
New York, Nov. 30. Alfred Par
tridge Klots, an American artist, who
comes from Paris to paint a portrait
of Cardinal Gibbons, arrived here on
the liner Kroonland. He told a queer
Story about the murder of M. Stein
hell, for which Mme. Stelnheil was
recently tried and acquitted.
Mr. Klots said It Is the talk of Paris
that Stelnheil was killed by the Grand
Duke Alexis, a cousin of the czar of
Russia. Alexis, Mr. Klots said, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
a hotel In Paris a few months ago.
Mr. Klots said the story was that
Stelnheil returned unexpectedly to his
house and surprised the duke there,
there was a fight, and the duke killed
Btelnhell. The mother of Mme. Steln
heil ran Into the room and was so
startled by what she saw that she
swallowed her false teeth and was
choked to death.
Before the beginning of the trial of
Mme. Stelnheil the Duke Alexis was in
Paris, and It is said that a demand for
a large sum of money was made of
him with the threat that if he did not
comply he would be denounced as the
slayer of Stelnheil.
On the night of the murder the
duke's automobile was seen standing
in front of the Stelnheil home. Efforts
made by the widow at the trial to drag
In the name of the duke were frus
trated by counsel and court.
HONOR TO IDA LEWIS.
America's Grace Darling Elected Mem
. br of Newport Yacht Club.
Newport, II. I., Nov. 30. The New
port Yacht club today elected Ida Lew-.
Is, keeper of Lime Rock lighthouse in
Newport harbor, well known as a life
saver, an honorary member of the
club, and she thus has the distinction
of being the first woman member of
this yachting organization.
Miss Lewis Is the Grace Darling of
America. For fifty-two years she has
lived in Lime Rock lighthouse and for
thirty years has been keeper of the
beacon. She was Seventy years old
last March and two years ago last
July celebrated her golden anniversary
as a resident In the lighthouse.
Miss Lewis has made many rescues,
and she has several medals for her
achievements. Ono Is from the New
York Life Saving association. It was
given for the rescue of two men In a
storm In March, 1800. A boy, eleven
years old, started to take two soldiers
to Fort Adams. The boat was upset,
and the boy was drowned. Miss Lew
is launched her boat and rescued the
Again In 1882 she pulled two men out
of the ice, and In all she has saved
eighteen from drowning. Congress
voted her a medal in 1881, and the
Massachusetts Humane society gave
NAVY MEN BLOWN OUT TO SEA
Five of the Missing Men of the Gun
boat Marietta Rescued.
Washington, Nov. 30. Commander
John II. Shipley of the cruiser Des
Moines, now at Port Llmon, Costa
Rica, advises the navy department
that five of the ten men of the deck
force of the gunboat Marietta who
were missing have been rescued at
Coieta point, about fifteen miles be
low Port Llmon.
While Commander Shipley!! dis
patches give no details of the ncci
dent, it Is believed here that the Ma,
riotta's gig and whaleboat were blown
out to sea during a storm. There
were five men In each boat. The men
In the cltr were rescued. The whale-
boat, however. Is still missing.
A search la being made by the cruis
ers Tacoma and Des Moines and the
gunboats Eagle and Marietta, which
are in the vicinity of Port Llmon.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Clotlna Stock Quotations.
Money on call was 4 per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices or siocks were;
Amal. Copper.,. 84K Norf. 4 West... H
D. & 0 1U&
Brooklyn R. T.. 77
Ches. &Ohlo.... K
D. & II lSOtt
Penn. R. R WOVi
Read Ins; 1ST
Rock Island S94
BL Paul 1M
Southern Ry.... 80
Oen. Eleetrlc... UH South. Ry. pt... 4
111. Central 147 Sugar U(H
Int-Met tVii Texas Paclflo... t4
Louis. & Nash.. 1MM Union Paclno,..lMft
Manhattan 140U U. B. Bteel N
Missouri Pae... V. 8. Steel pf...Utt
N. y, central... Ut West. Ualoa.,., TTH
ORDERED BY SECRETARY MEYER
Advisory Council or General Board
Created and Bureau of Equip-,
ment and Board of Con
Washington, Nov. 30. A sweeping
reorganization of the naval establish
ment of the United States will be put
In operation tomorrow by Secretary
Meyer. The principal features of the
reorganization are as follows?
The creation of an advisory council ot
four officers ot rank and experience to
let as advisers to the secretary of the
The grouping- of the bureaus of the de
partment Into two main divisions of ma
terial and personnel, according, to the
naturo of their duties.
The establishment of a division of op
erations of the fleet.
The establishment of a comprehensive
Inspection system of a permanent organ
ization whose officers shall be periodic
ally changed, who will come mainly from
GEORGE VON L. MEYER.
the active fleet and be conversant with
the latest' ships and the modern methods
of drill and organization.
The establishment of a modern and e In
dent coast keeping system In the navy
department and at navy yards.
The separation ot the navy yard worK
Into the two natural divisions of hull and
The adoption of a rule that comman
dants and captains of navy yards shall
be selected for their knowledge and ex
perience and that their tenure of office
shall be long enough to insure continu
ous administrative policy.
A recommendation for the abolishment
of the bureau ot equipment, whose duties
will be divided among the bureaus of
steam, engineering, construction and re
pairs and supplies and accounts.
The abolishment or tne Doara or con
It is evident from the new naval reg
ulations issued for the purpose of mak
ing the reorganization operative that
the advocates of the principle of estab
lishing a general staff for the govern
ment of the navy have been trium
phant and that the claims of the line
to supreme authority in all matters af
fecting the operation, control and con
struction of the fleet have been con
ceded by Secretary of the Navy Meyer.
The board on construction Is to be
abolished, and hereafter, as long as
the new order of things lasts, the work
of this bureau Is to be performed by
the existing general board In conjunc
tion with one of the secretary of the
navy's new nlds, assisted by officers
serving with the fleet. The bureau of
equipment will be abolished also.
Secretary Meyer has announced the
nppointment of the officers who will
form the advisory staff and who will
have the last say In matters which
come before the secretary for final ac
tion from the present bureaus. Their
names and new details follow:
Rear Admiral Richard Walnwrlght,'
who commands the third division of
the Atlantic fleet, is to be aid for oper
ations and management; Rear Admiral
William P. Potter, who Is chief of the
bureau of navigation, is to be aid
for personnel; Rear Admiral William
Swift, who is commandant of the Bos
ton navy yard, is to be aid for mate
rial; Captain Aaron Ward, who la
president of the board of Inspection
and survey, Is to be aid for inspec
tions; Captain Reginald F. Nicholson,
now a member of the board of Inspec
tion and survey,' is to be appointed
chief of the bureau of navigation to
succeed Rear Admiral Potter.
Recalled by Austrian Emperor.
Beverly, N. J Nov. 80. William
Indlcher, formerly of Vienna, has re
ceived cable dispatches saying that
the emperor of AUHtrla has reinstated
him as a lieutenant of the Imperial
guards, from which ho was dismissed,
several years ago., no has been di
rected to appear In Vienna on Jan. 1,
and he will obey.
MEDIATOR, OB, ARBITRATOR!
U. 8. and Chile Differ on King Ed
ward's Duties as to Alsop Claim.
Santiago, Chile, Nov. 30. The Chile
an government has olllclally addressed
a note to the British legation asking
that King Edward undertake to make
a friendly arrangement with the Unit
ed States in regard to the Alsop claim,
about which the latter country has re
tcntly made some strong representa
tions to Chile.
The request Is not that King Edward
should act as arbitrator, but that he
should try to settle the dispute be
tween the two countries in a friendly
Ambassador Held Makes Request.
Washington, Nov. 80. Whitelaw
Reld, American ambassador at Lon
don, has been Instructed by the state
department to request King Edward
to act as arbitrator of the Alsop claim
case which has been pending between
the United States and Chile for many
years. Full authority has been tele
graphed to Seth Low Plerrepont,
charge d'affaires of the American le
gation at Santiago, to sign the proto
col of settlement ngreed on several
The claim amounts to more than $1,
00,000. It grew out of a loan of mon
ey made by Alsop & Co., an American
concern, to the Bolivian government
to be secured by the receipts at the
custom house at Arlca. This port Inter
passed Into the control of Chile as a
result of war between Chile, Peru and
Bolivia. Several times the Chilean
government has admitted the validity
of the claim and promised to pay it,
but It has never made any move to
ward doing so.
Thomas C. Dawson, American minis
ter to Chile, was directed recently to
make a special effort to bring about a
settlement. He was unable to necom
plish anything nnd was then author
ized to leave Santiago. After his de
parture the state department sent no
tice to the Chilean government that
the United States government intend
ed to close Its legation in Santiago if
the clnim was not promptly settled.
The protocol provides for the submis
sion of the dispute to King Edward
QUEER X SCIENCE CASE.
Husband of Woman Will 8ue City For
Enforcing Other Treatment.! ' "
Pate'rson, N. J., Nov. 30. Mrs. Agnes
Rlvolller, whose husband Insisted on
giving her Christian Science treatment
until the police interfered and forced
him to give her up to the hospital au
thorities, died of tuberculosis.
Mrs. Rlvolller had been attended
regularly for two months by physi
cians engaged' by her father, Cornelius
de Baun, who is a member of the
Dutch Reformed church, but he learn
ed that the nurse engaged by the hus
band, who Is a Christian Scientist,
was a member of that cult and known
as a "healer." The father appealed to
the police, and under threats of arrest
the Christian Scientists permitted the
hospital physicians to take her away.
The husband is also a victim of tu
berculosis and is taking Christian Sci
ence treatment. He Bays that the po
lice exceeded their authority and be
lieves that but for their Interference
bis wife would still be alive. He has
engaged a lawyer to bring snlt against
TAFT STAETS ON MESSAGE.
Expected to Be Ready For Printer by
the End of the Week.
Washington, Nov. 30. President
Taft has begun to dictate his first an
mini message to congress, and unless
something most unexpected interferes
It should be ready for the public
printer by the last of the week. Even
If the message is In the hands of the
printer this week It will take several
days for it to be set, revised and
printed as It will go to congress and
the country at large.
Mr. Taft is a rapid worker, and so
nre the men in the government print
ing office who handle such documents,
but It seems lmprobablo that it can be
finished more than a few days in ad
vance of the opening of congress.
PATRIOTS EXPEL GORKY.
Russian Revolutionists Blame Novelist
For His Life of Ease.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 30. Patriotic
members of tho revolutionary party
aro expressing great Indignation over
the continued absence from Russia of
Maxim Gorky, the novelist, who can
tlnues to enjoy the pleasures of life on
the Island of Capri, In the Mediterra
Gorky Is severely arraigned for his
"tendency to good living and his love
of comfort" It has been decided to
exclude him from tho revolutionary
Cup Races In September, 1011.
London, Nov. 30. Sir Thomas Lip-
ton announces that he will challenge
for a race for the America's cup to be
sailed In September, 1011. This Is tne
first definite announcement ot the date
proposed for the next cup races.
Caldera, at Managua, Seeks
Refuge from Zelaya.
60ES TO AMERICAN LEGATION.
Official Dispatches Say That Nica-
raguan Lawyers maintain That
Ezeoution of Cannon and
Oroce Was Illegal.
Washington, Nov. 30. Henry Cal
dera, the American consul at Mana
gua, Nicaragua, has been twice men
aced by President Zelaya, and he has
been authorized by the state depart
ment to move his effects into the
American legation at Managua, where
ho will be better protected from dnn
ger. This Information came In dis
patches bearing upon the general sit
tatlon in Nicaragua made public at
the state department.
From Consul Caldera the Informa
tion has been obtained that Leroy
Cannon was captured on Oct. 21 and
Leonard Groce on Nov. 2. They were
executed on Nov. 12, nnd no news
reached the department until Nov. 17.
Members of the Red Cross arriving
from Castillo state that Groce and
Cannon were captured after n battle
while lost on the banks of the San
Juan river and thnt the ship's captain
called them, promising not to harm
them. These allegations were in part
confirmed by the Nicaraguan press,
which stated that the execution was
for an attempt to blow up steamships.
The execution caused general indig
nation, even on the part of the com
mander in chief. Minister General
Irias declares that he interceded on
the ground of humanity, but his pri
vate advices to President Zelaya are
not known. Nicaraguan lawyers main
tain that he. execution was unlawful.
The Nicaraguan captain is in prison
for havingrcfused' to carry out the
' The congress will assemble tomor
tow, and there nre rumors that Pres
ident Zelaya will retire.
On Nov. 24 placards appeared on
walls in Managua favoring a revolu
tion and denouncing President Zela
ya. One of the other consuls had in
formation that President Zelaya was
prepared to escape by night. Anarchy
Thomas P. Moffntt, the American
consul at Blueflelds, where the head
quarters or tne provisional govern
ment is located, reports that Groce
and Cannon were n colonel nnd lieu
tenant colonel of engineers respective
ly and both regularly enlisted in the
revolutionary force under the com
mand of General Cbamorro.
The highest revolutionary leaders de
clare that Groce, acting in the line of
the duty of those officers, was with an
outpost of ten men beyond the camp
of General Chamorro, and Cannon,
with two men, bad been sent beyond
to survey a new position.
The outpost was surprised by the
forces of General Toledo, and both of
ficers were captured. General Cbamor
ro afterward learned from an officer
of the Zelaya army that both had been
put to death by order of President Ze
laya, that General Toledo refused to
carry out the order and took them
both to Fort Castillo Instead.
BIG SHIPMENTS OF ARMS.
Secret 8ervise Officials Run Down Ves
sel Laden With Ammunition.
Galvestou, Tex.. Nov. 30. Largo
shipments of arms are being made
from the United States to Nicaragua
for tho Insurgents. This was shown
upon the overhauling of a large schoon
er In the gulf, fifty miles off the west
coast of Texas.
Secret service officials of the immi
gration department, who are making
desperato efforts to break up the smug
gling of Chinese Into this country,
were cruising In a launch when they
came across tho schooner. Suspecting
the boat bad a cargo of Chinese, the
government boat signaled her to heave
to, but the schooner put on full sail
and had to be run down.
An Investigation failed to disclose
any Chinese, but the hold was filled
with boxes marked nails and soap.
The skipper said he was bound from.
Mobile to Vera Cruz. Ono of tho crew
told the officers that the schooner car
ried 1G0 cases of cartridges, or 1150,000
rounds, consigned to the revolutionists
in Nicaragua. Ho said they were
shipped from a point in Louisiana and
would bo transferred to another boat
on the Mexican coast. 1
Riffs on the Side of Spain.
Melllla, Nov. 00. The chiefs of the
Dent Bou-Ifwur and Benl Bldal tribes
have offered to fight side by sldo with
the Spaniards against any tribes
Which may refuse to make peace.
WHITE HOUSE ( 'ERENCE.
President Putting F
13 ing Touches
on Interstate Li
Washington, Nov. i LI1 important
conference was bul w the White
House to put the llmsniug touches oa
tho proposed legislation amending the
Interstate commerce act. This propos
ed legislation will be submitted to
congress at its approaching session.
The two bills prepared by Attorney
General Wickersham, under tho direc
tion of tho president and in conformi
ty with the policy outlined by Mr.
Taft In his Des Moines speech, were
up for consideration.
In addition to the president and the
attornoy general, the participants in
tho conference included Senators El
klns and Cummins and Frank K. Lane,
Interstate commerce commissioner.
Secretary of War Dickinson, Secreta
ry of Agriculture Wilson and Frank
B. Kellogg, the trust prosecutor, were
iu the cabinet room at various times
during the conference, but did not par
ticipate in it to any grU extent
The bill which will have the admin
istration support will provide the
changes in the interstate commerce
act which Mr. Taft has spoken of in
recent addresses and which were re
viewed by Attorney General Wlcker
tham at Kansas City this month.
That ho is still gathering evidence
on the subject was shown when Mr.
Taft received President W. F. Fin
ley. General Counsel Thon and Assist
ant General Counsel Humphreys of
the Southern railway.
The railway ofllcers talked with the
president particularly about the pro
posal to clothe the interstate commerce
commission with power to establish
new routes and affording the privilege
to shippers of selecting their own
routes. The rnllroad men are under
stood to hnve objected to these propo
sitions. CORNELL STUDENTS "PINED.
For Having a Carousal With Married
Women In a Private Dormitory.
Ithaca, N. Y., Nov. 30. As the result
of a carousal with two married women
In a room In Sheldon Court, a private
dormitory' on the university campus,
C. C. Hooks of. GrelgsvlUe,- N. Y., a "
Cornell sophomore, and L. F. Hobart
of Cincinnati, a. freshman, ynva hailed-.-to
police court here and pleaded guilty
to a chnrge of disorderly and immorul
Their companions, Mrs. Sydney Ad
urns, nineteen years of age, and Mrs.
Timothy Sullivan, eighteen years of
age, were sent to corrective institu
tions. The young men were fined.
Judge Sweetland severely rebuked
them before pronouncing sentence,
saying that he was sorry there was
no statute which would allow him
sending the men to J all.
The affair has created quite a stir
In this city, for it is the first time an
offense of this character has been
aired in court. Sheldon Court, the
scene of the "rough house," contains
the most elaborate rooms for students
In this city, and the eighty men who
live there nre of tho wealthy class.
Tho university authorities have not
yet acted in the matter, but drastic ac
tion is expected.
STRAWBERRY KING MARRIED.
Aged Producer of Berries Weds His
Hilton, N. J., Nov. 30. Strawberry
King Henry Joralamon, who is seventy
six years old, announces that he was
married on July 22 last to his house
keeper, Miss Kraus, whom he has em
ployed for twenty-one years.
The wedding took place at the home
of William W. Blanchard In Orange
and wns performed by the Rev. George
F. Dickinson, a former pastor of the
Hilton Methodist church.
Mr. Jorulamon earned the title of
strawberry king by his success In rais
ing more strawberries and better ones
than any of his neighbors.
MIX DECLARED WINNER,
Aero Club of Zurich Decides In
Favor In International Raoe.
Zurich, Nov. 30. The Aero club of
ficially declares that the American
balloon America II., piloted by Edgar
W. Mix, was tho winner of the race
for tho Coupe Internationnle des Aero
nautes. Mr. Mix, who started from
this city, landed in Russian Poland,
some 050 miles away.
A protest was made, however, on
the ground that the American had
mado a descent before his arrival at
Gutowa, near Warsaw, and an official
decision has been held up while the
matter was being investigated.
COTTON MILLS AT LOW EBB.
None In England on Full Time Owing;
to High Prloe of Raw Cotton.
Manchester, Nov. 80, The cottou
mills here are on short time, and the
reduction In the consumption has been
Liverpool, brokors are now roselllnjr
cotton orders for spinners' accounts?
owing to tho general paralysis of tie
Industry In the cotton using countries
due tb "tho exorbitant price of the raw