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Fair tonight una Saturday.
Opportunity knock
at your door EVERY
day, To be convinced
rend today's adit.
VOL. 22.
NO. 6685
Victoria, Sept. 10. Ernest Dekoven Leffingwcll, who was a
lieutenant In the Mlkkclson expedition o the polar sea, and l now
heading his own expedition, Is convinced there Is a continent hi -yoiul
lieufort sea and proposes to circumnavigate and give the new
continent to the world. Leffingwcll is preparing to leave Point
Harrow with one white man and a crew of natives In quest of the
Continent, according to Captain Porter, of a whaling flat that ar
rived from Nome yesterday.
Many Millions Thrown to Support of Harriman Stocks Stay
ed Falling Market,. Harriman Planned the Move.
Many Mm Spoken of for Successor, Among Tlicm Pnektont Loroe, Dela
ware a Radeon, Judge Lovett, J . Krattaobnitt and other j. c.
Btnbbe Bays Roads win Contlnu e Aa Uenal Declined u Discuss Prob-
ablc SuccCHsor No Real Siieoes sor Possible, Says President Stock
New York, Sept. 10
conference which lasted all night,
millions of dollars were thrown Into
the stock market at the opening this
morning. The tremendous support
not only prevented a crash, but the
market rose. Harriman Interests un
der powerful support from all quar
ters rose in some Instances as high as
two and a half points. The success
ful turning of the crisis wus the fi
nal murk of the genius of the master
hand for llHrriman on his deathbed
Through a j great enterprises, his death was per
haps most keenly felt.
Washington, Sept. 10. The body of'
Lletlt. James Sutton of Portland, Ore
gon, who died from a revolver wound
two yenrs ago at Annapolis, and
whoso death was recently Investigat
ed by a board of injulry, is to be dis
interred next Monday at Arlington
cemetery and an autopsy will be held
and the mother, Raymond Spear of
the navy department. Dr. Vaughn, a
ordereil his death kept secret until surgeon, and a priest, who wil offl
lh. mrlr., elne,t nn.l nrivlsed his ! l", who" U bo," li reburied, Will
Every Foot of Track Proposed Will tie
I a ill: Every Lawsuit Fouglit to Pin
ih .Says llariiiuun Lawyer.
lieutenants ns to the best method of
oi meeting the situation
. All Well in Ixmdon.
ttenaOB, Sept. 10. American secur
ities did not break today following
Harrltnen'i death. The American fi
nanciers in New York who came to
the reecae .f the market cabled Lon
don the result and the market Is
be present. The body will be relntcr
red on consecrated ground.
Hiirrlninn's Words Hceullcd.
New York, Sept. 10. "The affairs of
the Union and Southern Pacific rail
roads are so systematized that there
won't be a hitch in the management
of the two roads even In case of my
death or In the absence of any offi
cials." This was one of the very first
statements made by Harriman on his
return from Europe. This statement
is remembered by financiers, but they
are asking who is the man to step
Into Barri men's, place. Among those
prominently mentioned are L. F. Lo
ree, president of the Delaware & Hud
son road. Judge Lovett, Julius Krutt
sehnltt and others. Harriman was the
head of n pool owning many roads
and the question Is whether these
men are big enough to hold the pool
together. Many reports concerning
Harriinnn's wealth are circulated and
estimates range from a hundred mil
lions to a hundred and fifty million.
Minneapolis, Sept. JO. John, five,
Angel, four, and Robert, nine months
old, were burned to death when the
home of their father, Hlchard A.
Walsh, a wealthy St. Paul resident was
burned at Blrchwood. The origin of
the fire is unknown. The flames
spread rapidly and prevented rescue
OW children.
Word from Stuhbs.
Chicago, Sept. 10. Traffic Director
J. C. Stuhbs of the Union Pacific, to
day Issued the following: "No ar
rangements have been made for ad
ministrating the Harriman properties
other than In the accustomed man
ner. The organization will carry on
the opeatlon of the roads Just the
same as while Mr. Harriman was In
Europe "
He declined to discuss a probable
successor, although Stuhbs himself is
mentioned for the place.
Portland, Sept. 10. The death of
E. H. Harriman removed "fram the
path of J. J. Hill the greatest oppon
ent the empire builder has ever had
in the northwest. It has thrown a
heavy weight onto the Hill side of
the scales In the battle for control of
central Oregon and central California.
It has blven Hill an incalculable ad
vantage In the northwest where a rail
road war is predicted. Although Har
riman'e death wont result In recession
on the part of the L'nlon Pacific sys
tem. Its subsidiary western lines either
in its operationg or legal battles it will
he followed by decided lack of Im
petus on the part of the renowned
Harriman lines. As a leading legal
adviser of the O. R. & N. said today:
"The machine will go on lrresistably
i veil though its principal parts are all
worn and broken."
Continuing he said: "The machine
will go. Every foot of track projected
under the Harriman regime will be
laid under the direction of men he left
In control. Every lawsuit pending In
the courts In which any Harriman
read is plaintiff or defendant will be
fought to the end. Harriman did not
know personally of the details of the
so-called wight for control of central
Oregon, although we feel the loss of
slch a man keenly."
Peary Was CiihccomrMinlcd by Any
White Man at North Pole, Same as
Cook Now Question of Veracity
Between Two Explorers.
Sidney. N. s., Sept. 10. A link In
Ci ok's chain of evidence that he suc
ceeded In reaching the pole was re
vealed today when Dr. E. B. Baldwin,
the explorer, announced he had a let
ter In his possession from Cook prov
ing that as early as three years ago
Cook evolved a plan to beat Peary at
hie own game.
Who Will Succeed Him.
New York, Sept. 10. The question
uppermost In many Wall street minds
tonight was as to the Identity of Mr.
Harrlman's BUCCeeor. The question
was put to R. H. Thmaa, president of
tii,. NVn York stock exchange.
"There can be no real successor to
Mr. Harriman," he said. "No one man
has his peculiar gift or his remarkable
genius as a railroad man. Not nny one
man, but many men will be required
to take Mr. Harrlman's place."
It Is believed generally In financial
circles that the Interests now domi
nating the Harriman properties will
continue to manage them along the
lines laid down by the financier.
Frederick D. Underwood, president
of the Erie and L F. Loree, president
of the Delaware & Hudson were men
tioned as likely candidates for presi
dent of some of tho more Important
Harriman lines.
New York, Sept. 10. Although Mr.
Harriman is dead his tremendous In
terests will be carried on .without In
terruption. So firm is the founda
tion of his great constructive work In
the rnlload world and so thoroughly
organized are his varied interests that
no fear is felt In the financial wold.
It Is In the west thnt Mr. Harri
man leaves his greatest monument of
railroad construction work, but here
Bellingham. Wash., Sept. 10. Geo
Shoemaker, foreman of the Whatcom
Falls Mill company, was stabbed by
Hugh Finnan, a logger, shortly after
midnight yesterday morning and died
almost instantly.
Finnan had been fighting with A
stranger In a saloon on Dock street
ami Shoemaker acted as peacemaker
and separated the men. The fighters
went Into the street, followed by the
victim of the stabbing. Again Shoe
maker attempted to separate the com
batants, when Finnan made a quick
thrust at him with an open pocket
knife. Shoemaker staggered to the
sidewalk, saying he was wounded. He
died before aid could be summoned,
the heart having been punctured by
the knife blade.
Finnan was arrested and admitted
stabbing Shoemaker.
The dead man leaves a widow and
three children, the youngest a babe
two weeks old.
Ogden, Sept. 10. Because Reno
racing men Insinuated that "good
things were being put over in the
California pool rooms, the local rac
ing association announced this after
noon it would not permit the results
of races tobe sent over the wires un
til the last race is run. Every effort
Is being made to prevent Information
being sent out before the races are
Newport, Or., Sept. 10. A petition,
it is reported, will shortly be circu
lated by citizens of Newport asking
the city council to cancel, the fran
chise given to the CorVSJIli & East
ern railroad in 1907, allowing it to put
down a double track on Main street
in Newport. This street follows tho
bay, and is the only possible entrance
for a road into the city.
According to agreement, the rail
road was to have build Into the city
Within a year, and it now appears that
the Corvallls & Eastern merely want
ed to control the water front, a part
of which was desired for a sawmill
site by a large concern of which Mr.
Stein, now a Well-known business
man in Portland, and formerly of
Michigan, was the agent.
Peary rnaoooiiipunled.
Washington, Sept. 10. It Is to be
the undisputed word of one white man
against another. It became known to
day that Peary was not accompanied
by n white man when he reached the
pole, same as Cook. Peary was nc
companled by n negro and four Eskl
mos: Cook by two Eskimos. It Is a
question of veracity between. the white
men alone.
Interment At Arden Sunday Afternoon, Great Railway Sys
tem Will Stop For One Minute During Ceremony.
Death Was Not Unexpected, But Oc cured at 1:30 Yesterday Instead of
3:35, According to Dead Man's Sister Read Gardener, Head Carpen
ter and Often of Arden Will be Pallbearers Orders Issued for all
Harriiiuin Steamships, Railways, Eta, Do Honor to Former Magnate's
(By staff correspondent Unltel Press.)
Turners, N. Y., Sept. 10. Without
the pomp or ceremony that usually
marks the interment of a monarch,
E. H. Harriman will be laid at rest at
five o'clock Sunday afternoon in the
little country churchyard at Arden,
beside the body of his first born who
bore his name. The announcement
is from the Chateau. Rev. J. Holmes
McGuinness, rector of Johns church
WIH officiate. A short service at the
residence will be held at two o'clock.
Then the cortege will go to the church
yard. Only members of the family
and friends will attend.
The pallbearers will be the head
carpenter, head gardener and other
heads of the estate at Arden. Honor-
Family at Death Bed.
His wife, two daughters and two
sons who have been constantly with
him, assembled at the bedside and a
carriage was hastily dispatched for
Mrs. Simons, whose home Is three
miles from the Tower Hill mansion.
Mrs. Simons entered the great, silent
home in time to be present at her
brother's death. She joined the wife
and children, who with Dr. W. O.
Lyle, of New York, and Orlando Har
riman, a brother, and the nurse,
formed a group at the bedside.
No spiritual adviser was at hand,
i The swiftest automobile in the Har
riman garage had been dispatched
for Rev. Dr. J. Holmes McGuiness,
Episcopalian rector of Arden parish,
ary pall bearers will be chosen from : but he was not at home
itUlver. Wash., Sept. 10. Mining
excitement has taken hold of several
settlers n Trout Lake valley and a
company has been formed for the
purpose of prospecting In the foot
hills of Sit. Adams. 75 miles north
west of this place.
On August 1, the prospecting com
pany, composed of E. E. Wright, J.
a. Wlnegartner, p. f. Ochs, p. j.
Peterson and F. A. Bchnicke, left
Trout Lake for the "Niggerhead"
district With pack horses laden with
provisions and mining equipment. The
three nun first mentioned returned
last week to Trout Lake enthusiastic
over what they claim to be very rich
"diggings" and are certain of success
In their undertaking.
Boston. Sept 10 That there is oxy
gen in the atmosphere of Mars has
been discovered by Professor Percy
Lowell, by means of a spectroscope ob
servation. With Dr. Lowell's proof of
life supporting elements It Is believed
to be unnecessary to prove further
that the planet la inhabited.
many of Harrlman's greatest finan
cial friends.
found Inter he hurried to Arden house
but Death had reached there first.
With the secrecy that has heeji
Deatii a Mystery. maintained at the Harriman residence
Turners. N. Y.. Sept. 10. The cause unbroken to the very" end, news of
Of Harrlman's death will probably re- Mr. Harrlman's death was conveyed
main a mystery as the physicians and to New York before It came to Ar-
fiimlly refuse to give information an.l den and the valley below. Then, by
announced today than an autopsy way of New York, the report spread
wont be permitted. The cancer talk quickly and confirmation was sought
has been revived by this great se- at the residence by telephone. Dur-
crecy. it Is known Harriman knew ing the last ten days rumors have
the end was near ns he prepared been so persistent and variable that
papers. little credence was at first given to
the report.
All Wheats to stop. Death Is Discussed.
Ban Francisco. Sept. 10. For one Mrs. Simons discussed his Heath
minute Sunday afternoon during the 1 iaSt evening with more freedom than
funeral of Harriman activities on all anyone else, but even she professed
Harriman lines will cease. Every not to know the exact nature of her
train, steamboat and telegraph instru- brother's ailment
ment along 49.774 miles of the system -You hare heard, the
wln be sil,"nt wh-p the dead chief Is she sald. .... dear hrnthpr n
carried to his grave. Orders to this ; awav peacefully in the presence of
effect were Issued today by Julius all the members of our family."
truuacoiuH 10 an omces. aii trams "What time did Mr. Harriman die?"
in siop ai 3. an aunoey, -ew York
time. AH propellers will cease to re
volve and ships drift In mldocean for
sixty seconds. All offices of the sys
tem will remain closed tomorrow.
Portland, Sept. 10. Mayor Simon
announced today he would favor the
calling of a special election to permit
a change In the munftlpal charter
relative to laying water mains and the
manner Of paying for same, following
popular Clamor for better water fu
el ltles.
New York, whence he directed his Spokane.
Portland, Sept, 10. The Japaijcso
industrial commission Is out sight
seeing on the Columbia today. They
are visiting the waterfront and also
the mills as far as St. Helens. Thcv
leave this evening at six o'clock for
Las! night's meeting of the school
board failed to materialize, but the
members of the board will probably
get together this evening at which
time the position of assistant Instruc
tor In the scleneo, department will
probably be filled This Is the only
vacancy remaining In the staff of In
structors, E. W. Brown of Kansas,
having been elected to the head of
this department.
The different s ehool buildings
throughout the city have been- thor
oughly renovated and everything Is
In readiness for the opening day, next
Monday, so far as the buildings are
concerned. A meeting of the teach
ers will be held In the city hall Sat
urday morning at 10 o'clock, at which
time plans for the year's work will
be discussed and preliminary arrange
ments for the opening will he made.
In order to avoid the usual crush
In the book stores on the opening day
arrangements will be made for the
pupils from two of the grade schools
to go for their books In the forenoon
and from the other two In the after
noon. The high school students will
be expected to wait until after the
pupils from the grade schools have
been supplied.
Classes In the first grade will be
organized In each of the grade build
ings and it is desired particularly that
all pupils enter the first of next week.
All children six yenrs of age and all
those who will be six, the first of No
vember, will enter these classes.
Tlie building boundaries governing
the distribution of pupils among the
buildings will be the same as last
year, unless because of crowded con
ditions It becomes necessary to
change these slightly.
-signment ,f Teachers.
The assignment of teachers to the
different schools Is as follows:
Field school Rozene Epple. prin
cipal; Hazel Weller. Alma Harris.
Hawthorne school Viva Warren,
principal; Maude, Cooke, Roma Staf
ford, Mary Zurcher, Carrie Sharp,
Inez Makin. Sarah Grav. Fl In hut h
Lincoln school - Florence Harris,
principal: Augusta Moule, Celestlne
Washington school Grace Miller,
principal; Lulu George, Lulu Keller.
Stella Marple. Sadie Baum. Orace
Edwards. Mate Elder. Neva Lane.
High school A. C Hampton, prin
cipal, mathematics; Florence Schroe
der. English: Katherine Knhley;
Flora Walker, Latin and German:
E. W. Brown, science; Frank D. Cnr
ruth, commercial department.
L. Ethel Hutchins. drawing and
Editorial Comments,
Chicago. Sept. 10. Practically all
the newspapers editorialize about Har
riman today. The Tribune said: "In
the conspicuous field of his effort he
was great man and n genius, but his
methods such ns bonding one road to
control another were often question
able. His nmbltion was alarming."
The News said: "Harriman's greatest
work was in teaching the public that
railroad management Is not proper
work for medlcore men, and wealthy
figureheads." The Record-Herald
said: "His ambition seemed insat
iable. The Inter Ocean, "He was noi
always a great man. and not always
a good man, but nevertheless he was
ii continual achiever."
Wheeler is Eulogistic.
San Francisco. Sept. 10. Benja
min Ide Wheeler, president of the Uni
versity of California, in paying a trib
ute to Harriman said: "Harriman
everybody recognized ns a great man.
but I know him as a good man. He
was a good father and husband. His
home was his refuge, his comfort and
delight. Once when the opposition
was vexing him hard he said: 'Well
they will never get Arden from me.
and I don't care much for the rest'."
Arden. N. Y., Sept. 10. The time
of Harriman's death was given out as
3:35 p. m.. but Mrs. Mary Simons,
sister of the dead man. said today that
Harriman died at 1:30 D. m. Whether
this apparent discrepancy on the cur
rent belief that every effort was made
to lessen the influence of the finan
cier's death on the New York stock
market Is problematical. But It Is
significant that the time of his death,
ns officially announced, was Just 35
minutes after trading hnd ceased on
the New York exchange.
Mr. Harriman died peacefully and
to the end his brilliant mind retained
Its clearness.
After a relapse on Sunday he sank
slowly nnd soon after noon yesterday
there came a relapse thnt marked
the approach of the end.
she was asked.
"About 1:30 this afternoon," was
the unnexpected answer.
'She said emphatically that there
had been no operation.
Her husband, Charles D. Simons,
said he had not arrived at Arden in
time to see Mr. Harriman before he
died. He said that Mr. Harriman died
at 3:35 p. m.
"Then Mrs. Simons was wrong
when she said 1:30 p. m.
Mr. Simons hesitated and then said:
"Well, I was not there when he
Lovett Arrives Too Late.
Former Judge Lovett, chief coun
sel for the Union and Southern Pa
cific railroads, did not reach ToweT
Hill in time for a last farewell to his
chief. It was 5:25 In the evening
when he arrived at Arden and he de
clined to say anything regarding the
time, the cause or nny other circum
stance surrounding Mr. Harriman's
Earlier in the day, however, before
the crisis was at hand, Mr. Harriman
talked with Thomas P. Price.
This was one of the strongest evi
dences that Harriman's master mind
was alert to the end. for It is believed
that Price was summoned to enable
the dying financier to give some in
structions converning his vast affairs
Mr. Price returned to New Tork at
1:46. If Mr. Harriman's death had
occurred before he left the house his
words did not indicate it.
"Mr. Harriman's condition." he
said, "Is fairly encouraging."
He had been sent for. he said, to
transact some business.
Although his family and perhaps
two or three associates had known
that Harriman might die at nny time
tlnce his relapse last Saturday, the
news of his death was comparatively
unexpected In the vicinity of Arden.
And In some respects there are Indi
cations that It was unexpected In New
York so early. The best proof of this
was thnt Judge Lovett who has spent
practically every night at the house
since Sunday, returned to New York
yesterday morning as usual nnd was
not at hand when tfie man whose
mantle ho may wear for he Is spo
ken of by some as Mr. Harriman's
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