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THE INLAND EMPIRE'S ONLY PENNY PAPER EDWARD H. HARRIMAN IS DEAD OFFICIAL REPORT MADE (By United Press.) NEW YORK, Sept. 9.— The United Press this after noon announced the death of E. «H. Harriman at 3:55 o'clock. The report is au thoritative. PORTLAND, Sept. 9.—A New York representative of local com mission firm this afternoon wired: "Official annuoncement Of death of E. H. Harriman made here at 8:68 i*clock thla afternoon." Discussing the report, the mem ber of the firm said in all probabil ity the bulletin had been given his representative, to be withheld un til atock exchange closed. HIS CAREER Edward Henry Harriman was born February 24, 1848, at Hamp ton. L. I. He was the second son in a family of six children. His father was Rev. Orlando H. Harri man, an Episcopal minister. The Harrimans were, poor as church mice. The elder Harriman changed parishes every year, but not till Edward was nearly growu did he get one where he could earn a comfortable living. Always his meager salary was in arrears, and his pride prevented him from ac cepting help from his friends. The Harriman children were pressed even for food and clothing. Young Harriman's education was little and desultory. While still in his teens, young Harriman went into Wall street as a broker's clerk. He set in to learn the Wall stree game. It was in the early '70s. His teachers were Jay Gould and Jim Flake and Jay Cooke. So young Harriman was soon trading on the floor —for his cus tomers, for himself. Within 10 or 15 years he had made good. He had made his mil lion, had won tho reßpect of W. K. Vpnderbllt and Stuyvesant Fish. He had established his own broker age aud banking house —E. H. Har riman & Co. Also he was studying railroads ■—studying them as no man had ever done. Already he was look ing westward, his eyes on the en trenched wealth as yet undevel oped. He became friendly—but not a friend —with Stuyvesant Fish, who had admired his ability and had made him a director of the Illinois Central, then a struggling road of 2000 miles. Until 1887. when Fish became president and Harriman vice president, the broker was completing his "educatlno." Fish was content to build up the Illinois Central, but his vice president was looking far beyond. He had his eyes on the west, first. Hlb op portunity came in 1889 In the pur chase of the Chicago ft Alton. The Alton, though in bad condi tion physically, was a great money maker. The next stage of his ca reer was marked by the attack on the Northern Pacific In which he opposed Hill and Morgan and car ried on the Btrugglo until a com promise was reached which gave Win representation on the board of riflrectors of the Hurlington. In 190G Harriman gained control of the Santa Fe and in the same year got a half interest in the San Pedro line, built by Senator Clark from Salt Lake City to Los An geles. Even Fish, Harriman's bene factor, waa deposed by the wizard when he stood in the way, and Harriman put In his man Harahan as president of the Illinois Central. Harriman's health began to fail In 1905. In the spring of 1909 he went to the southwest on a health trip, and, returning In no hotter condition, soon loft for Europe. There he experienced little relief, and returned to the United States late in August. Surprising the Goulds and Stan dard Oil, Harriman met the sup posedly Impossible demands of President Hlackstone by paying $42,000,000 in cold cash for the Chi cago ft Alton and at tbe same time won the title of the "great bor rower." Then he Issued bouds and SA V FELLERS, THE ENAKOPS HEREBY CALL IN THE 1909 STRA WLIDS won back $30,000,000 of the pur chase price. Then he went after Union Pacific, which had "gone to seed," owing the government $52,000,000. Harriman bought It for $58,000,000 and went about cur ing Its ills like the marvelous rail road doctor that he was. Next came the Oregon Railroad ft Navigation Co. and the Oregon Short Line, which he took over, giving him an outlet on the Pacific coast. Then he suggested to C. P. Hunt ington that he would like to buy the Central Pacific to get an outlet from Ogden to San Francisco. Huntington laughed. Harriman organized ac ompany to build a parallel line. Huntington died be fore the fight was finished and the Hnrriman bluff made good with the Huntington estate. Then the wiz ard took over the Western and Southern Pacific, companies, adding 9600 miles to his system. MAY ADJUST THE FRANKLIN SCHOOL DEAL School Board to Hold Out for Full Value. There are indications today that the controversy as to the value of the Franklin school property, which is sought by the Milwaukee railroad, will be adjusted in a man ner that will result In the people getting all that the property is worth. Z. Stewart, county treasurer and a member of the school board, says that no notice of the Mil waukee's condemnation suit has yet been filed on the board, and that when notice is received the school board will employ counsel and contend that the full value of the ground be paid. E. D. Sanders, the wholesale grocer, who made the offer of $150,000 for tho site, after the school board had tentatively agreed to sell it to the Milwaukee for $100,000, said today: "1 understand that the officials of the Milwaukee have said that they are willing to pay what tho property Is worth, which is all tlißt I am after. I do not want the ground, but rather than see the property of the people sacrificed. I made the offer. 1 am glad to know that the school board pro poses to contest the condemnation case In court and strive to secure the full value of the property. That Is all that any citizen can ask." It Is understood that the school board and tbe Milwaukee is trying to get together on a basis of $100,- --000 for the ground and the value of the building, which Is said to be worth $10,000 to $15,000 alone for the salvage Involved. COUNTY OFFICIAL TAKES LIFE (By United Press.) PORT ANGELES. Wash., Sept. 9—W. E. Huruside, deputy county treasurer, suicided Tuesday night. He shot himself through the head. His body was found by business assoclatus. Prior to his death he made deeds of his property to his wife. No cause is assigned. DR. COOK'S OWN STORY OF HARDSHIPS AND PERILS IN GRIM ARCTIC REGIONS Famous American Explorer Tells Story of the Life of a Sledge Traveler on a Dash Poleward—Always Hun ger, Deathly Cold, Weariness, Homesickness, But There is Always a Strange Fasci nation in the Frozen North. (By special permission of the Arctic Club of America, for which the following article was Written by Dr. Cook after his former trip .In search of the north pole, The Press is enabled to give Its readers to day Dr. Cook's own story of the hardships of a dash to the north pole.—Editor. BY DR. FREDERICK A. COOK Discoverer of the North Pole. (Copyright by the Arctic Club of America. Few of us ever have a long run over a hill of happiness without stumbling upon several ups and downs of misfortune, but we soon forget this, and altogether life seems easy enough to most of us who live In temperate climes. It Is not the same, however, with the men who seek the realms of the great frozen lands In the arctic and antarctic. They who aim to reach the pole are kicked about by STRIKE MAIN LEDGE AT ZODIAC MINE Three months of almost cease less toil and use of new machin ery and other equipment, shipped out of Spokane early this spring, has rewarded a little group of hardened miners at the Zodiac mine, owned by Spokane men, with a strike of the main ledge. The strike was made about a week ago about midnight and news has been brought here by a workman from the mine. A large amount of ore from the ledge, running high In gold and copper values, has already been uncovered, and the work of ex ploiting the strike is well under way by an additional force of workmen whoN are attempting to learn all they can of the promis BETTER TIMES MAKE HARD WORK FOR RECRUITING OFFICERS Just because times seem to be getting better, everywhere, because there Is plenty of work and good wages being paid to the men who work. Uncle Sam is having about the hardest time of his life getting men for his army. In these times of prosperity no luring attractive ness for the young American youths seems to be hidden In a uniform of blue and three years of drilling and strict discipline. Eight or 10 months ago, when the army was filled to a quota In all Its departments, and when Uncle Sam closed the doors of his forts to all save former soldiers who wanted to get Into the serv ice, recruiting officers the country over anticipated a general rush to the army by young men of all Americanized nationalities when again a call was given for re cruits. It has been by no meanH so. For more than two mouths the familiar blue and white signs. "Men wanted for the United States army," have been flapping again, but seemingly unnoticed, from the windows of recrultiug stations HOME EDITION WEATHER ™ p * a J££ F , r,d »£ l M "- temp. yeaterday 82; mln. today, 52. WHEN YOU MOVE <•"•tfora.tt. Qlv.the e.r --■ ff*r your new addr.tt or tale phone The Preee, Main 376. The Pre., will be de SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1909 giant seas, are pounded by heavy storms, are brushed by freezing drifts of snow, and yet they calmly resign themselves to become tho. foot balls of a hard fate because ot a few pleasures. An effort only partly crowned with success givea such elation and Joy that all the sufferings aud discomforts are for gotten. Herein lies the reason for the un faltering law that he who has once ing strike before winter comes.j President and General Manager Henry A. Spencer of the Zodiac Mining Co., who has also come to Spokane for the purpose of vend ing back supplies and more ma chinery to the men, will return within a few days with Spokane men financially interested In the mine. The work at the mine is under the supervision of Frauk Kilgore. a well known Spokane mining me chanic, and since the installation of extensive machinery at the be ginning of this season a small, force of men has been kept busy, part of the time day and night, for the last few weeks in rushing the tunnel to the main ledge. from coast to coast. Reports from each recruiting station commander sent to therr higher officials mean the identi cal same thing: "There 1b nothing doing." It Ih the infantry and tae coast artillery that needs men worst now, though neither of these Is by any moans depleted yet. REMEMBER UNMARKED GRAVES. Relatives or friends who know of dead soldiers whose last resting places are not marked by tombstones are aßked to communicate with Martin O. Holston. 109 Mag nolia street, who will see that such graves are properly marked. NBWBURO, Or.—Nathan White, aged 74, of this place, lias heen missing since August 28, and hl» son, W. K. White, haß offered a re ward of 1100 to anyone who finds him. JOHN R. BRADLEY, the New Tork and Chicago million aire sporting man, whose money made it possible for Dr. Cook to find the north pole. ÜBS DOESN'T THINK THIS IS NON-PARTISAN D. S. Hobbs was for four years an iiiHpecor of sidewalk construc tion iv tbe city engineer's office, aud was released two years ago when Mayor Moore went Into of fice. Thinking that with tbe amount of public work on hand there might again be an opening in the department, he made appli cation to City Engineer Ralston for a place, backed by a recom mendation signed by Fred Bald win. Will Graves, J. M. Geraghty. Frank P. Hogan, Councilman Robert S. Dalke. Dr. Newman, E. D. Sanders, Councilman John Gray, John W. Graham, Hal J. Cole, ex-Mayor Dr. nyrne and oth er well known citizens of mixed po litical following. He says that he was referred by Engineer Ralston to the mayo£ and by the mayor back to EugT neer Ralston, from whom he went again to the mayor, where the final conference occurred In which some pretty warm words were ex changed, according to Hobbs. "The reason that 1 applied for the place," said Hobb stoday, "was I H <-aus,< the other day I met a beardless youth inspecting some Improvement on Bernard street, near the south hill. I asked him where he was from and he said Massachusetts, aud that he had been in Spokane about two mouths. I thought If a stranger could get on so easily a home man who has lived in Spokane 11 years might have some show, and there KILLED WIFE BECAUSE SHE WANTED DIVORCE (By United Preaa.) 1 HANITOItD. Cal., Sept. 9— Mrs. |amas L Srye la probably fatally wounded aud her htubaud is dead us tho result of the woman filing: a suit for divorce yesterday. Cryo, | THE SPOKANE beheld the other world conditions, and has felt the charm of the white snOwy silence of the frigid zones, will ever long to return. Let us follow briefly the life of a sledge traveler. He starts out for a determined poleward dash, tak ing with him no money to buy ne cessities and comforts en route, no trunk or little luxuries; nothing besides his bed and his tent, with fuel and provisions for three months or more. All of this is In such shape that at any moment he is prepared to carry his baggage on his back for miles. There are no half-way Inns, no houses, no shel ter and no bazars by the wayside. If he has forgotten or lost anything It cannot be replaced. He is far away from the familiar world, far from the accustomed comforts of life, and as completely Isolated as If he was on the surface of the moon. Day after day he plods along over desolate fields of rough Ice, pushing and pulling sledges, urging and whipping the wolf dogs. He Is always too tired to talk, frequently too weary to eat, and often also too uncomfortable to sleep. Still he (Continued on Page Six.) is where I fouud that I was mis taken. "Pratt finally took me to task for working against him in the city election, and told me to go and see J. T. Omo and have him give me a job. I told him that I be lieved he was running a non partisan city administration in which politics cut no figure, to which he replied that he was." E. D. SANDERS TO REPREBENT LOCAL EAGLES E. D. Sanders will leave In the morning for Omaha, where he will represent the Spokane aerie of Eagles as delegates to the national convention of the order. Mr. San ders was elected state vice presi dent for Washington at Everett last July. Del Cary Smith and N. E. Nuzuin left for Omaha last Sat urday to be on hund at committee meetings this week. FATHER OF THIRTY-EIGHT CHILDREN DIES IN AN ALMSHOUSE. INDIANA, Pa., Sept. 9.— Thirty-eight children mourn the death of their father. John P. Miller, age 76, who died at the county home, of which he has been an inmate for sev eral years. He was married four times and his fourth wife survives him. who was a wealthy farmer, discov ered his wife was suing him. He returned home and Bhot her in the arm and abdomen and thought he killed her. He then committed sui , clde. SEVENTH YEAR, No. 258 30 CENTS PER MOBYS , il THE FIGHT FOR NO SCREENS TOTAL VICTORY Ed Dufresnee and saloon men of lower Howard street declared to have supported him in his fight to compromise the state laws on abol ishing saloon screena are whipped. Dufreanea has removed practically all semblance of a screen from his place after a hard fight put up against Chief of Police Sullivan, who haa been enforcing the law on saloons throughout the city. Dufresne struck a snag in his fight that seemed all but destined to win in his favor at the last meet ing of the city council, when his application for a new saloon li cense, filed with the city clerk, waa not included in the bundle of appli cations placed before the city coun cil. There was considerable specu lation as to what had become of It, but the truth is it was in the office of the chief of police, securely locked In the desk, and the chief had refused to "O. K7* it till Du fresne complied with the law on the screens. Not long afterward Dufresne was threatened with arrest for conduct ing a saloon without a license, as his old licence had expired. There seemed to be no case for him in court against the head of the police department, and his only chance was to obey the orders of the chief of police, laid down to saloon keep erswith the state law as its basis. Proclamation: WHEREAS, The people of Spokane are approaching that season of the year when wind whistles "through the brush and the furnace begs for food; and, WHEREAS, Hay lids and straw roofs are beginning to look like last year's birdsnests, not to say what is technically known among good dressers as being "on the pazazz"; and, WHEREAS, The city of Spokane is noted all through Washington as being the home of men's fine millinery, her citizens as the glass of fashion and the mold of form; now, therefore, We, the Enakops, do hereby announce and proclaim that on and after September 15, it shall be strictly a ,ross violation of fashion's law for any man in the city of Spokane, county of Spokane, and state of Washing ton, to knowingly, willingly or intentionally wear, dis play, exhibit, flaunt, or otherwise aid, abet or encour age the wearing, displaying, exhibition or flaunting of the now obsolete personal adornment to the head known as the STRAW HAT; and it is further PROCLAIMED, That anyone who GETS UNDER one of these hats will expose himself to the efforts of his fellow citizens in GETTING OVER hats afore said, by stepping, jumping or leaping on said hat; and it is urged upon all citi zens, that in order to uphold the good name of Spokane as a fash ion center, each citizen be and is hereby made a committee of one to enforce, in spirit and in word, the provisions of this pronounce ment. (}iven under the appended seal this month of September. (Signed) KOPSAN,' of Ancient and Mystic Order of Enakops. PROSECUTION OF MALONEY FALLS DOWN The prosecution of Thomas Ma loney under the old wage scale or dinance for alleged failure to pay the city scale of $2.75 per day, came to naught this morning be fore Judge Mauu In the police court. Alfred Lee, who had been em ployed on one of Maioney's con tracts aud received but $2 per day in cash, was the complaining wit uess. After Maloney introduced in court the contract and other pa pers signed by I*ee before he be gan work, the court dismissed the case on tbe ground that Lee had nothing to stand on. The police magistrate ruled that Lee was a "Other saloons that do not com ply strictly with the state screen law will be dealt with in tbia same manner," declared Chief of Police Sullivan to The Preae tads morn ing. "There are no tw* waja about it—the law must be obeateat as long as I am at the head of tee polioe department, and I shall refuse to recommend the renewal of licenses to saloons that fall to comply with the law. They cannot procure a new license without my O. K." A number of Howard street sa loon keepers, bitterly opposed to Chief Sullivan's measures In en* forcing tbe screen law, are de clared to have been supporting Du fresne In his fight to maintain his screen that had been ordered re moved by the police, though It la claimed state officials declared the screen was not large enough to be deemed a violation of the state law. Jack Wil mot, with a saloon in the Ziegler block, corner Howard and Riverside, is practically the only saloon man still holding ont in his fight against Chief Sulllvaa'a regulations on the screens. His fight is carried on principally for the purpose of allowing him to keep his cigar store at the front of the salon open on Sunday, which will not be permitted should a par* tition between the two be removed. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: partner in the business and there fore should be satisfied with what he received. The court looked upon Lee as a subcontractor, who was taking his own riaka In enter* Ing upon the work. After the hearing It that the prosecution of Maloneijr had been backed by the oppoaini* federal union, No. ItMi, which «JbV not connected with the cooper/*- --the contracting, ataioney's OM.W are all affiliated with No, UMt/ ' H ELI .IN OH A M, —A mass meett. 1 lug will be held tonight (or tie purpose of arousing interest in Ufc* movement to have the saloons (of % this city abolished.