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EVENING EDITION iVEATHER RKrORt. Showers tonight; Sun day fair. Opportunity knock at your door EVERY day. To be convinced read today's ads. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OUEUON, SA It; J DAY, SEPTEMBER tl, 1909. NO. GGbG CLAIMS PEARY SET STANDARD "Replying to your Inquiries I found no trnce of Oook at the pole, as t was a mutter of tfact that be had not been at tho pole April 21 or at any other time, This statement la made ad visably and will be backed by proof ut the proper time. (Signed) Peary." GREAT IKES No, n isn't. New York, Sept. 11. The adher ents of Cook are declaring today that Peary's story is the best confirmation of Cook's claim. They support their IS REVEALED READ MAGNATE Secretary Peary Arctic Club ;;;;i:;Vi;7,irtfrL1t',;;:rm;;,IL "moI!1;; ! Northwestern Electric Com Insists Cook Present Facts ?;enry ',a'm8 ,0 than Cook, yet Equally as Convincing. NO CONTROVKRSY IS NEEDKD OR DESIRED Peary's Stum Due to Combination Fortunate ClrcuinstancCK Had Conditions Not Item Favorable and Expedition Well I iqulppcd Could Not Have Reached North Pole Accounts His Voyage Differ from Stories Uormer Expeditions. have traveled faster Peary's friends scof fed nt Cook's tale of speed. On the dash t.i the pole Cook says he found the (allowing conditions existing: "From eighty-eighth parallel the Ice pack was active, but cracka quickly froze. The Ice Improved steadily from there on. Te pole was a vast field of purple snow. There was no land and no life." "From eighty eighth parallel ice was smooth and new ice formed quickly In cracks which were so thin they broke as the sleds pasBed. There was no life and no land." (By Herbert L, Bridgeman, secretary Peary Arctic club and Btaff cor respondent United Press.) Sidney, N. S., Sept. 11. In my opin ion Peary's statement Is a clean cut narrative, devoid of thrills and clap trap, and undoubtedly la the best answer to the questlor: "Who dis covered the pole?" I have contended all along that there la no need for a controversy and that thn facts of the case will set tle questions. Personally speaking for the Arctic club I want to say we are not engaged In a controversy with Dr. Cook. I haven't even a statement for publication as to the correctness of Cook's stntement. I do say, however, that Peary set the standard In the matter of proof of his achievements and I believe the peole will Insist that Cook present equally us valid proof. Cook at (iuistlana. Christiana, Norway One of the greatest welcomes ever extended to any man by Norway was given Cook today upon his arrival from Copen hagen. The explorer sailed on the steamer Oscar the Second for New York and stayed here only a few hours. He expressed regret he could not stay longer. He was tremendous ly ovatloned. pany Takes in All Subsidi ary Concerns of Northwest. PAPERS PILED AT ALBANY THURSDAY Electric inpan Supplying Pendle ton Now Has Electric Properties! In Willamette .Valley, Waslrlnglon, Idaho uml I .a-ic in Oregon Five Million Dollar Mortgage, (J I veil Philadelphia Trust Com pail Isaac V. Anderson Is President. LIES IN STATE German Physician Says De ceased had Cancer of Stom ach but Never Knew It. CHINAMAN ADDRESSED NORMAL STUDENTS FALSE DIAGNOSIS MADE II A Kit I MAN FEEL EASY Thinks lluriinuiii Backer Mexico City. Sept. 11. Antl-re-electlonlst, a newspaper opposed to the re-eleetl.m of Ramon Carrol as vice president said tonight in the death of E. H. Harrlman, Carrol loses one of his best friends and most ardent sup porter. The paper declares that Har rlman was backing Corral as the suc cessor of Diaz, the railroad magnate being desirous of seeing a business man elected because of his great rail road interests In Mexico. AGENT CHARGED Peary Was Fortunate. (By Anthony Flala, writing exclu sively for U. P. Copyright 1909 by I'nlted Press association. New York, Sept. 11. Commander : Peary's success in reaching the north pole was possible through a combl- j nation of favorable conditions, j through his fine equipment, his own ; men and his party's enterprise. With- out the Ice conditions being just right the party would have been doomed to failure. Peary's account of his trip is different from the accounts of 1 Nansen and Cagni of their record- C. E. -Bean. Accused by Aberdeen and Willi SUE KITCHEN CABINET DEALER WANTED Albany, Ore., Sept. 10. Two doc uments were filed here yesterday which testify to the merging of a large number of light, water power and traction plants of various smaller cit ies of Oregon, Washington and Ida ho. That the deal runs into the mil lions of dollars Is apparent, but the exact consideration Is not made known. The first of the two Instru ments is a deed from the Willamette valley company to the Northwestern corporation of all of Its properties In Oregon. Enumerated are electric light plants of Albany, Corvallis, Springfield. Eugene, Dallas, Mon mouth and Independence, the water Supply systems at Albany, Springfield and Independence and the gas plant at Eugene. The consideration given Is nominal. The second Instrument Is a mortgage filed by the Northwestern corporation to the Germantown Trust company of Philadelphia for $5,000,. 000. It covers all of the property mentioned In the deed to the North- Einplovcs of Harrlman Estate and Town of Ardcn Viewed Body To day HaiTiman Was Popular With Town-men Professor Streumpel Says IVivate Rcjport Regarding inecr Was Given Harriman's Physician operation Would Not Have Aided Cose. Turners, N. Y., Sept. 11. The body of Harrlman lay in state today and was viewed by a thousand workmen on his estate and from surrounding villages. The magnate wag popular. All his workmen are Americans. Hun dreds of messages of condolence have been received. Had Stomach Cancer. (By Herbert M. White, staff corres pondent United Press.) Berlin, Sept. 11. Through a delib erate, admitted untruth the last days of E. 11. Harrlman were made happy and his life prolonged, according to a frank statement made here by Prof fesaor Adoiph Streumple, the famous Viennese specialist who diagnosed the railroader's affliction this summer. He found he was suffering from a cancer rif the stomach. He said: "1 communicated the whole truth to his I physician in New York in a private rerwirt When he arrived hp fonnrt western company from the Willamette jhg already hopeless. I communl VaRey company and in addition in- I,,.,, .;J fap ' fBvorahle diagnosis to J. . MORGAN AS SUCCESSOR Bellingham, Sept. 10. The Belllng ham State Normal school was formally opened yesterday by an address by Ng Poon Chew, a prominent China man of Son Francisco, who is editor of Ching Sal Yat Po, and has been on a visit to the exposition at Seattle. He chose as his subject. "China The Passing of the Old; The Coming of the New." He declare. that the old SST-Sl ITS ZXnLZ a mod? , Great F"C Takfr em nation. He declared his belief that within ten years China will be on its feet and that then without In terruption by any nation that may de- ' sire to wage an unjust war the coun- j try will reach the civilization of other j nations. He said that this can only .MORGAN JUNIOR FOR come about with the moral and per- I CHAIRMAN OF BOARD haps physical support of the United States. Mr. Chew told of his newsnaner in J- Pierpont Morgan Was One of San Francisco, explaining to the stu- Harriman's Interest and Be come Greater Magnate. oents and citizens gathere at the 1 school that a total of twenty-fout men j are employed in the editorial and me chanical departments. Instead of hav ing a font of type that contains 26 letter! of the same kind, he said, the ' fonts in his office contain 11,000 Chi-i nese characters. A printer working ten hours a day must walk 30 miles In ' order to gel the proper characters to gether. A font Is 15 to 20 feet square. The registration of the normal la rapidly increasing. A total of 300 stu dents have enrolled to date and it Is stated by Dr. E. T. Mathes, principal, tnat the record of last year will be broken. i Men Willi Whom Harrlman Talked Business Morgan Already Hae Much Union Pacific Stock Har riman's Will So Far a Secret Believed It Provides for Keeping Securities Together. ROOSEVELT BOYS RETURN TO ENTER SCHOOL Cherbourg, Sept. 11. Archie and Quentln Roosevelt sailed today on the liner St. Louis to reenter their school. Ethel remains with her mother to await the arrival of Roosevelt from African hunting trip. eludes the street railway system of Walla Walla, Wash., the interurhan line between Walla Walla and Mil ton, Oregon, the power plant In Uma tlll county which transmits electric current to Walla Walla and Pendle ton, Oregon, the electric light and gas Harrlman and his family. I didn't want to witness their sorrow and knew the truth would only shorten his life. I did not want to sadden his last days and told him an operation would not lie necessary, which was true as It would not have done any good. MEXICO STILL ! Ill FLOOD'S GRIP New York, Sept. H. That J. P. Morgan will take the center of the railroad world and assume control of the Harrlman lines, combined with his present enormous interests and become a greater magnate than Har rlman, is believed on good" authority here today. It is said Morgan Junior, his son, will be elected director in the Union Pacific next Monday following Harriman's vacancy. The Morgan company has enough Union Pacific stock to gain the place on the board, it is declared he could probably and may make his son chairman. It is understood Morgan will follow Har riman's plans and make Judge Lov ett president of the Union Pacific. All Harriman's aides will be retained and advanced. Morgan was one of the last men with whom Harriman talked business. Harriman's will is kept a careful secret, but it is be lieved it provides- for keeping the se curities together for a number of years. SPANISH WAR VETERANS SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES Hoqulam People of Grand Larceny and Obtaining Money Under False PreCeuaee Uvea in Kansas. breaking marches northward In reading the latter you are Im pressed by the hopelessness of try- j Ing to proceed swiftly against ridge i after ridge moving, broken Ice and i confronted always by storms and ; Hoqulam, Wash.. Sept. 11. Re thaws. Peary reeled off Ice dls- qulsltlon papers for C. E. Bean, a tnnces as If on the Klondike trail, kitchen cabinet agent who Is alleged The supporting parties get back with to have collected sixty thousand clocklike regularity. The pole was dollars from Hoquinm and Aberdeen reached in five dashes after Peary citizens, will be nsked of Governor had sent Captain Bartlett back. Peary Hay today. Bean is said to live pa was wonderfully successfull In being latlally In Garnett. Kansas, and Is able to reach the pole, take obscrva- wanted here on a warrant charging tlons and then make his way back. grand larceny and obtaining money The simple ease of his success Is under false pretenses. Bean Is alleg expressed In his own words: "The cd to have had agents canvassing and pole at last: prize of three centuries, , Bter selling territory rights for the my drenm, my goal for twenty years of n cnblnets Prominent local Is mine at last. I can't bring myself mrn bought territory at prices rang- to realize It. , mg from five hundred to twelve thou- It all seems so simple and common- snn( dollars. place, as Hartlett said when turning ; back speaking of regions which no DETROIT GIRL MAT II AVE mortal man bad ever penetrated be-j LOST LIFE UNNECESSARILY fore: "It's Just like every day." One surprising thing was Pcarfs being Detroit, Sept. 11. Several who able to take enough wire along as to have examined the body of Maybollo be able to make sounding of fifteen Mlllman at Ann Arbor, whom the po- plants at North Yakima. Wash., and , physU.,an8 nera approve of streum Lewlston. Idaho Th Northwestern corporation Is In corporated under the laws of Wash ington, with principal offices at Wal la Walla. The president Is Isaac W. Anderson of Philadelphia and Its sec retary is Clyde W. Hellar of tthe same plaee. Heller Is also secretary of the Willamette valley company, whose president Is John C. Stevens of Philadelphia. The money obtained under the mortgage, it Is said, is to be used in development of the prop erties and in extensions. pel's action and believe false diagnos is lengthened Harriman's life, so he could return to America and die peace, fully. COUPLE CHLOROFORMED AND DOUSE BURGLARIZED Son Was Born. Beverly, Mass., Sept. 11. Mrs. Levl Lelter received a cable today an nouncing the birth of a son to her (laughter, the Countess of Suffolk. thousand fathoms I don't suppose he was sorry when through an acci dent he lost this heavy piece of scien tific furniture. I lice allege died on an operation table here, expressed the opinion that the woman came to her death through an Illusion nnd that the operation was ; not necessary. Though medical men Cook an "Impostor," admit there had been prep. nations New York, Sept 11. Commander for an operation, they are undecided Peary Is nt Battle Harbor today and whether she died on the operating ta- sent A wireless message to the United bi0 or from an overdose of an anaes- Press In which he reiterates the thetlc prior to an operation. The po- charge that Dr. Cook never reached iiee are detaining Martha Hennlng. the pole. He asserts at tho proper Maybelle's companion, in hopes she time he will produce proof to show will throw light on the whereabout! that the Brooklynlte s an "Imposter." of the man said to be connected with A portion of the message read: the case. PROSECUTORS'S LIFE Seattle. Sept 11. While James Bcggs and wife were under the in fluence of chloroform given them by burglars, robbers secured 11330 In cash and a thousand dollars In Jewel ry' at their home on East Pine street last night. The police are seeking the burglars today. Neither knew of the presence of the robbers and were awakened from their dazed con ditions by servants to find their val uables gone. RELIEF INADEQUATE PEHDLETDN BOTKMIMEff IIEE TRYING 10 SH E Pittsburg. Sept. 11. District At torney William A. Ulakeley, prosecu tor of the Pittsburg bundling council men is In a precarious condition at the Alleghany general hospital follow ing the attendance at a political pic nic. His fri.'tids believe he was pois oned by members Of the underworld because of his activity in the grafl prosecutions. It Is reported certain interests are active In smothering facts about his Illness. Ulakeley sent some prominent bankers and politici ans to Jail. G. N. FLYER RAN INTO OPEN SWITCH Spokane. Sept. 11. The Great Nor thern flyer No. 14. eastbound, going at forty miles an hour, crashed into an open switch at Kyden, nine miles front Leavenworth, Wash. The acci dent telescoped the engine, baggage and smoker, but resulted miraculous ly in the injury of only one man. En gineer McClalne lost a finger. All others were unhurt. I Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 10. By the I formal withdrawal of Joseph Jacoby, FOR THE SITU ITTON ' Seattle, from the race for com- - mander in chief of the United Span- .- - - . ... ish war veterans, only one name Party of Americans Reached Linares Cdlone, Edward j. Gilb(fc of Ma?sa. Yesterday After Six Day Trip in chusetts was left before the encamp- Auto American Hortkiilturalist ment when nominations closed and he Lost i.ife. will be elected tomorrow. j The feature of the business session were the reference to committee of a Mexico City. Sept. 11 The flood resolution favoring the removal of the situation in the northern part of the Maine's wreck from Havana harbor republic Is still serious in spite of and tne dispatch of a telejram to the fact thnt th., fi resident n iniorming mm oi tne - iiui,ciri9 ill the state of Tamaulipas are receiv- JAPS LEFT COUNTRY AND CANNOT REENTER Jack Hushell, a former Pendleton boy, wns drowned in the Columbia river near Pasco yesterday while try ing to rescue a small boy. Though Buihnell'l life was lost the boy saved himself. Bushncll lived In Pendle ton for some time, a few years ago, nnd .Is well known here. The following account of the trag edy Is contained in a special dispatch to the Walla Walla Union: Jack Buahnell, aged 22 years, en gineer on the launch Wahluke, lost his life In the Columbia river here this morning trying to rescue Hiram Humphrey, whom he thought was being carried out Into tho river In a row boat to his death. The young man swain within 20 feet of the boat and sank. He was seen no more and dredging pari li s have so far been unable to find his body. The youth managed to guide the boat nshorc. Buahnell Is survived by a bride of three weeks She was formerly Miss Martha Held of Wallula. Bushnell was standing' on the Is land In the river at Pasco when he saw young Humphrey push off In the boat from the Pasco side. The child Is 13 years old and a son of Attorney H. m. Humphrey at this place. .s the frail craft got into the current the boy lost control. Seeing the lad's danger Buahnell stared to swim to the rescue. The current overpowered him. Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 11. One hundred Japanese of Seattle and other parts of Washington nre held here today because the American officials refuse to readmit them Into the Unit ed Slates. The Japs left home to save property here when the run began Bhd desire to return, hut immigration, men hold the law denies them read tnlttanci . GENERAL CORBIN was BURIED AT WASHINGTON 150,000 TOE T grass VALLEY NEW. 'nils MORNING Nevada City. Sept. 11. The most disastrous fire In years visited the town of Grass Valley today nnd threatened the business Motion, An entire block was destroyed before the fire was controlled. Several persons narrowly escaped death. Hundreds of volunteer fln fighters fought the flames. It is estimated that the dam age will reach $r0,000. A Woods fisherman in pulling up his net recently at first thought he had a porpoise, hut on exposing his catch f und It was a salmon weighing 7,s pounds. Washington. Sept. 10. With mili tary honors befitting his rank as lieu tenant general of the army, the funer al of Henry C. Corbln. who died In New York last Wednesday, was held here today. , All the available military force at Washington acted as an escort to the body on the long march from St. John's Episcopal church to Arlington cemetery. As the caisson bearing the casket entered the gates of the cemetery 15 guns were fired. After a brief space three volleys of musketry and the customary sounding of taps the body was placed In Its temporary resting place In a receiving vault. Interment will be made upon the arrival of one of the general's daughter, Mrs Ueh er M. Parsons, who Is now hurrying home from Europe. Ing their first relief. News of a number of marooned Americans reached here today. The Presbyterian mission school at San Juan, has been cut off since the flood. A party under the leadership of W. J. Ross will go to the rescue. The pupils and teachers are reported to be safe, although suffering fom want of food. A party of Americans consisting of J. E. Goddard and his mother, Stuart Ryan of Oklahoma and Hugh Cock erel!, reached Linares yesterday eve ning after a six-day trip in an ox cart from the Santa Ana ranch, where they had been staying. The ranch was completely inundated. The Am ericans took refuge on a nearby hill, encampment and the patriotic pur poses of the order. Democratic League to Labor. Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 11. The democratic league launched by the democratic conference which finish ed a two days' session here today promises to play a most important part in the state campaign of 1910, and it Is not unlikely to have a weighty influence in national politics also. The league will begin work at once. Officers Are (liosen. San Diego. Cal Sept. 11. At a meeting of the directors of the Pana ma California exposition today the following officers were elected. Pres ident, U. S. Grant. Jr.; first vice presi dent John TV Snreckles: itirectnr een- escaping with little more than their erai d c collier clothes. ' , ' Mr. Goddard was the last to leave the house and he had to swln. The Canada's Wheat Crop. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 11. An official party was without food or shelter for estimate by the Canadian department three days. of agriculture and statistics places An expert horticulturalist and spe- , Canada's wheat crop at 169,386,000 ciallst in orange culture from Los bushels. Of this, it is estimated 149. Angeles lost his life in the flood. It 285,000 bushels will be produced west has been impossible to learn his name. ' of the Great Lakes. MPli OMELET, HARDY PIONEER E LONG AUTO TRIP THOUGH 97 SPANISH W AR vi l l i: INS FINISHED THEIR SESSION Tacoma. Sept. 11 The Spanish war veterans and the women's aux iliary left for Seattle today after the convention in this city. They elected officers last night. ColOBe Edward J. Glhon of Wakefield. Mass, was chosen commander in chief. Though nearing the 97th anniver- He settled on donation land claim sary of his birth. Captain James j 'n Linn county and on this claim is Blakely. whose home is in Browns- ''.T 'f4 5 S0Uth half of the . , cit' of Brownsville. Though that TlUa, Oregon, has Just made the trip pace nas ncc bec hJJ iicipated in the from Pendleton to Joseph. In Wal Iowa county, by automobile, a Jour ney never before attempted by a man of his years and a feat which will probably never be duplicated. That the trip was made without Incident and that the aged Indian fighter ar rived at his destination without feel ing any 111 effects from his long ride Rogue r.ver Indian wars in 1856, bemg captain of the company which successfully coped j with the situation existing in the southern part e-r tho state at that time. He makes his home with one of his sons, but spends a great part of his time in traveling about the north- over the mountains is an indication west. He has recently been for a visit of the wonderful vitality possessed j to the Seattle fair and arrived here by him. Wednesday evening for a visit at the Captain Blakely was born Novem- home of his two sons, William Blake ber 26, 1S12, In the eastern part of j ly, former representative from this the state of Tennessee and will there- county, and Joe Blakely, deputy fore be within three years of the sheriff. The next day. In companv century mark If he lives until the with his son, William Blakely. his 2fith day of next November. He went t granddaughter, Mrs Sam Thompson, from Tennessee to Missouri In 1836 and her husband and daughter, he and crossed the plains to Oregon ten j left on the auto trip to W iliowa years later. ciuiilv .