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Fnlr onlght und Friday.
VOL. 22.
Priests Arrive at Monterey
With Stories of Terrible Loss
Inflicted by Storm,
TOWN OF 2000
Where Tiiere Were Rich Farms There
Is Now Nothing Hut Water Bus
toment and I-n Esrnndta Added to
1. 1 -i of Destroyed.
Monterey, Mexico, Sept. 9. A num
ber of village priests after making
Journeys over miles of devastated
country have arrived here today
bringing the first news of the destruc
tion wrought by the recent floods In
the, outlying districts. Their stories
Indicate that the havoc Is more wide
spread than was at first believed.
The priest of Arramberl Informed
Archbishop Lanarcs that Arramberl
was destoyed and that his people are
wandering over the country In search
of food. The destruction of the roads
has made It Impossible to send In sup
plies. The story brought In by the priest
of La Ascension Is that this town and
Its population of 2000 have entirely
disappeared. He does not know where
the people are.
"Not a stone was left upon a stone
In La Ascension." tke priest said.
"Where once there were rich farms
there Is nthlng now but water."
Another priest from Allende says
that place also has disappeared with
large loss of life and that the fields
have been converted Into lakes. The
priests were more than a week In
making their way Into Monterey. Aid
is urgently needed In these outlying
districts, particularly as the authori
ties are busy with Monterey and vi
cinity. Bustament and La Escandla have
been added to the list of destroyed vil
Hanford, Calif., Sept. 9 Mrs.
James L. Crye la probably fatally
wounded and her husband dead, as a
result of the woman's filing suit for
divorce yesterday. Crye, who is a
wealthy farmer, when he discovered
his wife was suing, returned home,
shot her In the arm and abdomen. He
thought he killed her and then sui
Salt Ijake, Sept. 9. Severn 1 were
fatally injured, among them the crews
of both engines, while eight passen
gers were hurt at Boulder Summit,
near here early this morning when
the Los Angeles limited crashed Into
a local passenger train. It Is believed
the train crews will die. A special
train bearing physicians, nurses and
a wrecking outfit are enroute.
Toklo, Sept. 9. The navy depart
ment has announced it has approved
two airships Invented by Naval Engi
neer Narahura for use In the war.
The government has been working to
perfect the machines and all foreign
makes are closely wntched. No rec
ords of tests are given out, but It is
known the government Is satisfied.
One of the ships has air bags and tho
other double wings, Indicating one Is
of dirigible construction; trie other
an aeroplane.
San Francisco, Sept. 7. Thrown
Into a frenzy through their mode of
worship, 12 holy rollers ran Into the
street on Scott's hill at midnight and
danced wild last night. The men of
the party were wholly nude, while the
women had on only a few scanty gar
ments. They were doing a fantastic
dance and singing weird sounding
songs when two policemen espied
them. All were arrested. The police
then made a house to house canvass
and secured enough blankets to cover
the bodies of the dancers, after which
they were taken to the police station
and locked up.
mmmmMm 11 'i 11111 """"l 1 1
Made Phenominal
Across Ice of the
Polar Region.
Expedition Wintered at Cape Slicrl-
dan I Sledge Expedition to Cape Co-
lunibla in February, 1909 Passed
all Oilier Betvinls Left by Arctic
Explorer Had Good Fortune.
(By Anthony Flala, Brooklyn mem-
ber Baldwin polar expedition 1901-2
and commander of the Baldwln-Zeet-gler
expedition 1903, four five. Writ
ten exclusively for Cnlted Press. Copy
righted nineteen nine by 1'nlted Press
New lork. Sept. 9. Commander
Peary's preliminary story first brings
news of his success in reaching Cape
.-.oerman. uraniuana. .-vpicmner l.
in"3. Mere tne epenmon wintered
The ' Roosevelt was given the n.lvan- : sentenced to pay $25 and costs. All found next morning by business asso
tage of high northern base. He then market and slaughter houses are be- dates. Prior to his death he made
tell, of sledge expeditions February . lleved to be using the same thing, deeds for his property to his wife. No
J5th. 190 with direction of Cape Co-: The cases are so serious that samples cause Is assigned for his rash act.
lumbla. From Columbia he makes i,nv.. hen .. t tk. ,
a wonderful Journey north. From
there on. although the story Is a sim -
pie statement of dates it Is very Inter -
estlng and tells of passing the records
of all other explorers. Peary speaks
much of open water but doesn't tell ,
methods of nnsslnc these tends Penrv I
tells a wonderful story of travel over
the polar Ice. To accomplish this
must have made 35 miles dally, this Is
only possible over smooth Ice. The
story simply takes my breath away. '
On the return trip speed seems slm- j
ply more wonderful.
Peary left the pole April 7 an'd
reached Cape Columbia April 23,490 j
miles as the crow flies. When one
considers the movlnir nnd shifting o ,
Ice curves and the nesesaary trouble '
he had to undergo to avoid obstacles !
the distance Is considerably Increased.
In the sixteen days' trip from the I
pole to Columbia he must have aver-
aged over 31 miles daily with open
leads and other obstacles. He must i
have been obliged to make the ph?-
nomenal speed of 40 miles on many
days. I don't believe Peary encount
ered very rough Ice. The open leads
were very probably simply fissures
caused by tidal action. It appea's
from the account of Peary and also
from that of Dr. Cook that the new
land to tho west is grounded on floes,
while shoal water to the east with
land on the south forms a trlangule
which makes the Ice at the pole Im
movable. Cook Is Generous.
Copenhagen, Sept. 9. Cook today
declared the great speed made by
Peary Is not Incredible. He points to
It as showing his own story Is true. He
refused to discuss Peary's trip until
all scientific data is presented. He
leaves for Brussels this afternoon.
Ongon City Business Men Organize
Commission Company.
Oregon City, Ore., Sept'. 9. After
a vain struggle of more than 10 years
to secure a commission house for Ore
gon City, the desired end has at last
been accomplished, and there was or
ganized tonight the Oregon City Com
mission company, with a capital stock
of $15,000, more than half of which
has been paid in. Articles of Incor
poration were filed today In the of
fice of County Clerk Orecnmnn.
Some of the best known business
and professional men in the city are
Identified with the project, the stock
holders being Dr. A. L. Beatie, R. B.
Beatle, Dr. E. A. Sommer, Judge
Thomas F. llynn.
Tacoma, Sept. 9. As a result of
picking a pimple on her face, Ellen
F. Larson, 19 years old, a beautiful
and accomplished young woman,
died of blood poisoning at the home
of hor parents, 838 South Hprnv.ue
street, last night.
Two weeks ago an Infection set in
following the appearance of o small
pimple which Miss Larson opened
with her hands. Her condition srow
steadily worse and a physician was
summoned. He found the poisoning
so far advanced that he coul.i do
nothing to check its progress.
Miss Larson was a student at ilv
University of Puget Sound, and a tal
ented pianist.
North Yakima, Sept. 9. W. L
Stelnweig, president of the First Na
tional bank this morning donated two
hundred feet of land In Sumach park
to the United Wireless company for
the erection of a two hundred foot
wireless tower. A part of the system
to connect Spokane, the sound cities
and Portland. Relay stations rill be
established here, at Wenatchee, Ta
coma and Ccntralla. Move is believed
to be an Invasion of Western DnlOn
San Francisco, Sept. 9. Johnson
defeated Kaufman
round. Decision.
in the tenth
San Francisco, Sept. 9. Champion
Jack .lohntmn anri , h :i II, .n i...r .1
: Kaufman are both fit for the fleht of
their lives this afternoon at Mission
Arena for ten rounds. The weather
is Ideal and a holiday crowd Is attend
ing. Both rested this morning before
the bout. Betting l ten to four the
negro will win the contest on points,
WASHINGTON officials
Ellensburg, Sept. 9. Will H. Ad
ams, denutv state nnrn tnnA enm-
mlssloner. secured the conviction of
tvvo ,ot.a, market men for ugnK
j "Freesem" preparation alleged to
J contain formaldehyde for the
pose of nreservinir food FTfleh u.-o
which may take action.
1 '
S,a, Eqi'"Hig Board Made Radl-
cal Increase In Apportionment of
Taxes Among All Southern Califor
nia Counties.
Sacramento, i Sept. 9. Southern
California began talking "Separate
statehood" today following the action
of the state board of equalization
last night In raising the assessment The parade today Included the G. A.
of eighteen counties from ten to one ! R. and the Washington national
hundred per cent. The heaviest in- guard. The officers reported the
crease was made In southern Callfor- treasury in good condition. The elec
nla counties, as follows: Ventura, tlon of officers and place of meeting
lue per cent; orange. 50: Los An- I
geles, 40; San Bernardino, 33; Santa
Barbara, 25; Kings, SO; Kern, 20. The
Increase north of Tehachepi Is: San
Francisco, 10; Alameda, 10; San Joa
quin, 15; Santa Clara, 10; Stanislaus,
25; Tulare, 20; Yolo, 15. The rate Is
46.4 cents, which Is 3:'6 lower than
Los Angeles Is Wroth.
Los Angeles. Sept. 9. There is
general Indignation over the action
of the state board of eqqallzation in
raising the assessments of southern
California counties, particularly Ixis
Angeles. Usuually conservative, May
or Alexander is leading the protest
ers. He declared the raise all wrong.
Says he headed off the same thing
six years ago.
Mrs. Fred Kempendorf, accompan
ied by her son. A. H. Kempendorf and
her daughter, Miss Dora Kempendorf,
left last evening for Seattle, after a
visit of a few days at the home of
Mrs. Kempendorf a sister, Mrs. L. F.
Lampkln. They will return to Iowa
over one of the northern roads.
Detroit, Mich . Sept. 8. Dr. George
A. Frltch, a well known practiccion
er of this city, was arrested tonight
In connection with the death of Miss
Mabel Millmnn of Ann Harbor, whose
dismembered bodV was found in two
sacks sunken in Eeorse creek.
The arrest of Dr. Fitch followed
the return Of Sheriff Gaston from
Ann Arbor, where he had been look
ing up clews. The sheriff looked
through the postoffice records in the
hope that they would show who had
sent a registered letter containing
money which Miss Mlllman received
at her home Just before leaving on
IT 3:35
seattle lined dp
for Merchant marine
Seattle, Sept. 9. Following a din
ner to John A. Peyton of Cleveland
and secretary of the merchant ma
rine league, the formation of the
merchant marine league of Seattle
too place today. E. C. Hughes Is
president Hughes said that American
vessels have disappeared from the
sea and in a short time all American
commerce will be carried by foreign
ers. He predicted that 15 years after
the Panama canal Is opened there will
be 30,000,000 people west of the
Rockies. The need of a merchant ma
rine Is imperative.
Hosetiurg, Ore., Sept. 9. Because
of the discontinuance of the state
normal schools there has been add
ed to the high school, in this city, a
teachers' training department for the
forthcoming term. The organization
of a class In this department depends
however, upon the entrance of a suf
ficient number to justify the expense
of conducting it.
School opens in this city on Sep
tember 13. There will be 24 teachers
employed in the schools this year, 14
of whom taught last year.
Port Angeles. Wn.. Sept. 9. W. E.
Burnslde. deputy county treasurer,
suicided Tuesday night. He shot him.
tr i..;. ti.. Vw.hH HU hnrfv was
Fight in Animal Oatlierlng of Vcter
ails- Association Averted by Oonr
promise California!! Objected to
Tacoma, Sept. 9. A bitter fight
among the Spanish war veterans as
sembled in convention here was
averted when the California delega
tion acceded to a movement allow
ing the colored veterans of the Span
ish war to form unafiliated camps.
u-in h (WMpH tomorrow.
About 300 delegates from all points
In the United States heard Command-er-lnchlef
Charles W. Newton, of
Hartford, Conn., review the past
year's work and make a strong plea
for the removal of the wreck of the
battleship Maine from Havana har
bor. The candidacy of Joseph Jacoby of
Seattle for commander-in-chief evi
dently gained ground today, with
i many Washington delegates urging
his selection.
Commander-in-chief Charles W.
Newton in his annual report, thanked
his comrades for the honor conferred
upon him and said he was gratified
to report "the greatest advancement
and growth that has been achieved
by the organization since its Incep
tion." "
He praised the adjutant general's
department for carrying out the work
assigned it In the rehabilitation of de
partments and camps that hud fallen
into bad standing. He said he had
traveled in the last year 18,000 miles,
visiting IS states and attending nine
department encampments.
her trip to Detroit three weeks ago.
"I am convinced that the girl was
sent money by some man in order
that she might have a surgical opera
tion performed," said Sheriff Gaston.
"This led her to leave home and de
ceive her parents. The operation
proved unsuccessful and she died.
"Then her body was dismembered
and thrown Into Eeorse creek. The
giri was prepared; In my opinion, to
meet her fate, and had aided in pans
for secrecy should death follow."
It is not known whether the sheriff
compleed his Investigations at Ann
Arbor. He came vack here In a hur
ry and arrested Dr. Frltch.
to s jpn
Terrific Raiding of Stock of ..Fallen Railway Monarch Con
tinued All Day at Stock Exchange.
Harrlman Died at 3:35, But News Was Withheld Until 3:55 Ruse Allayed
Frenzy f Stock Market, But Stock Exchange Men Knew End Wae
Not Long Deferred Harrlman Was Bom In 1W8 Son of An Episco
pal Minister.
Arden, N. T.. Sept. 9. After a lin
gering at the lowest ebb of life fol
lowing a relapse after his desperate
efforts to regain health on trip to Eu
rope, Edward H. Harrlman, railroad
king, succumbed today. For days a
death watch had been kept by doctors
and the family who held back all bad
news. The news of the railroad kings
death was first made known at the of
fices of the Union Pacific which had
direct wire with Harrlman's chateau.
It is reported he died earlier in the
day but news was withheld until 35
minutes after the close of the stock
New York, Sept. 9. The news did
not come as a surprise. It was re
ported all day that Harrlman was
dead, the news being withheld. The
effect upon Harrlman stocks has been
terrific, although a tremendous bear
movement was somewhat curtailed by
the official denial of his death.
News in
Portland, Sept.
9. A New-
representative of local commission
mm hub uiienioon wirea: uniciai
announcement of the death of E. H. Then he suggested to C. P. Hunt
Harriman was made here at 3:35 ington that he would like to build the
o'clock this afternoon." Discussing Central Pacific to get an outlet from,
the report a member of the firm said Ogdon to San Francisco. Huntington
that in all probability the bulletin laughed. Harrlman organized a com
had been given his representative to j pany to build a parallel line. Hunt
be withheld until the stock exchange , Ington died before the fight was fin
cIosed- !lshed and the Harrlman bluff made
jgood with the Huntington estate. Then
Arden, Sept. 9. At 9:15 this mor- ' the w'ard took over the Western ana
ning Dr. Lyle bulletined: "The con- i Southern Pacific companies, adding
ditlon Is unchanged." This was in- i 9800 m"es to his system,
tended to have a quieting effect upon ! In 1906 Harriman gained control
the market, and probably did allav to , of the Santa Fe and in the same vi
somewhat. Nevertheless there was
strong belief that Harrlman could not
survive long. The raiding of his stocks
was kept up all day.
Although Dr. Lvle has not eiven out ,
the statement It is believed Harrlman
died of an ailment in the nature of i
cancer. Dr. Lyle said Harriman died
at 3:35 this afternoon. The death I
was announced at 3:55 p. m.
Edward Henry Harriman was born
February 24. 1848, at Hampton, L. L
He was the second son in a family
of six children. His father was Rev.
Orlando H. Harrlman, an Episcopal
The Harrimans were poor as church
mice. The elder Harrlman changed
parishes every year, but not till Ed- !
ward was nearly grown did he get
one where he could earn a comfort- I
able living. Always his meagre sal- !
ary was in arrears, and his pride j
prevented him from accepting help
from his friends. The Harriman chll-
dren wee pressed even for food and
Young Harrlman's education was '
little and desultory.
111.11- ..Ml l UtL . v
niiiie biiii in ii . icens young nar-
nman went into wall street as a
broker's clerk. He set In to learn the
Wall street game. It was In the
early '70s. His teachers w ere Jay
Gould and Jim Fiske and Jay Cooke.
So young Harrlman was soon trad
ing on the floor for his customers,
for himself.
Within ten or fifteen years he had
made good. He had made his mil- to collect from the heirs of the late
lion, had won the respect of W. K. ' Senator John H. Mitchell of Oregon a
Vanderbilt ond Stuvesant Fish. He $1000 fine levied against Mitchell
had established his own brokerage and shortly before his death, when he was
banking house E. H. Harriman & j convicted of participation in land
Co- frauds, came to an end today when
Also he was studying railroads I the United States circuit court of ap
studying them as no man had ever I peals held that the entire cause of
done. Already he was looking west- I action abated upon the death of the
ward, his eyes on tne entrenched senator and that the heirs were not
wealth as yet undeveloped. liable for the fine.
He became friendly but not a At the time of his conviction
friend with Stuyvesant Fish, who j Mitchell was fined $1000 and sentenc
had admired his ability, and had made I ed to six months' imprisonment H
hlm a director of the Illinois Central. ! wos attempting to take the matter ur
then a struggling road of 2000 miles, j before the supreme court of the Tin
I'ntil 1SS7. when Fish became presl
dent and Harrlman vice president the
broker was completing his "educa
tion." Fish was content to build up
tne Illinois central, out his vice pres-
ident was looking far beyond. He
had his eyes on the west first. His
Opportunity knock
at your door EVE It Y
day. To be convinced
read today's ads.
NO. 6684
chase of the Chicago k Alton,
opportunity came In 1888 In the pur-
The Alton, though in bad condition
physically, was a great money-maker.
The next stage in his career waa
marked by the attack on the Northern
Pacific in which he opposed Hill and
Morgan and carried on the struggle
until a compromise was reached
w-hich gave him representation on the
board of directors of the Burlington.
Surprising the Goulds and Stand
ard Oil, Harrlman met the supposedly
impossible demands of President
Blackstone by paying $42,000,000 In
cold cash for the Chicago and Alton
and at the same time won the title of
the "great borrower." Then he issued
bonds and won back 130.000,000 of
the purchase price. Then he went
after Union Pacific, which had "gone
to seed" owing the government $52,
000,000. Harrlman bought It for $53,
000,000 and went about curing its lli
like the marvelous railroad doctor
mat he was.
Next came the Oregon Railroad and
Short Line which he took over giving
t "j u iiit -regonr
an outlet on the Pacific coast
glt a nalf Interest In the San Pedre
""" oulIt by Senator Clark from Rn
I c,ty to Los Angeles. Even
'sn. Harrlman's benefactor, was de-
Psed by the wizard when he tnnA in
tne wa' and Harrlman put in his
man Harahan as president of th
IIIinois Central.
Harrlmans health began to fail rn
1908. In the spring of 1909 he went
to the southwest on a health trip, and,
returning in no better condition soon
left for Europe. There he experienc
ed little relief, and returned to the
United States late In August.
Boise. Idaho, Sept. 9. In the city
nn'l county prohibition election held
nere yesterday the "wets" won out by
large majorities ln both the city and
county. For Ada county in which
Boise is located, the vote was as to!-
1 ....... . nil. .... .... . .
eis J4.H&; nrv 36SS In
the city of Boise there was a majority
of 118 7 In favor of the "wet" side.
FINK will nr UNPAID.
Heirs of I.ate Senator Mitchell of
Oreon Win in Contention.
San Francisco. Sept. 9. Th long
struggle of the department of IiisMpa
ted States, he said.
The administrator of the Mitchell
estate then successfully petitioned that
the fine be cancelled. The govern-
ment appealed,
Judge Morrow
In his opinion today
declared that crime
was buried with the offender.

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