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1 REPUBLICAN PARTY-
Weekly Founded, 1844
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1909.
Says He Will Conclusively
Prove Cook a Liar.
-HE NEVER REACHED THE POLE"
All White Members of Party Sign
Statement One Eskimo Was
His Only Companion When
He Arrived at Goal.
Battle Hnrlior, tahradnr, Sept. 14.
Commander Uobort 13. Peary says lie
13 not worrying about Dr. Cook's polo
story. He states that 'icz-Jll be able
to prove conclusively that Dr. Cook Is
a liar and assorts that Hie doctor
never saw the pole.
He says that he will Imck his nnru
nicnts with his own connected chain
of observations taken on his journey
north nnd the observations of other
members of the party.
All the white members of the party
have signed this statement, lie also
has photographs of every camp at
which the observations were taken.
Further details of Peary's journeys
to the pole lir.ve been gleaned from
members of the expedition on the
The only men to reach the pole were
Commander Peary and one Eskimo,
Eglng Wall. The white members that
left Cnio Columbia were sent back
one by one as Peary drew nearer to
Matthew llenson and three Eskimos,
the only other members of the reduced
party that made the tlnal dash, were
left one march south of the pole.
On March 14 Professor Donald P..
McMillan was sent back, his feet hav
ing been badly frozen. Ocoru'e Ilorup
returned to land from 8." degree 2:5
minutes with two Eskimos, and Pro
fessor Unas (?. Marvin turned back in
latitude 8," degrees 48 minutes.
The party now consisted of Peary,
Hnrtlett, Matthew llenson, the colored
man, who has been Peary's personal
assistant on so many of his expedi
tions; the Eskimos, seven sledges and
sixty dogs, and the journey northward
Tho Ice was perfectly level ns far nrf
the eye could see. ' Hart let t took the
observations on the eighty-eighth par
allel on April 2 and then reluctantly
returned, leaving Peary, llenson and
four Eskimos to make tho final dash to
This reduced party started the morn
Jug of April .'?. The men walked that
day for ten hours and made twenty
miles. They then slept near the eighty
The next observation was made at
80 degrees 2." minutes. The next two
marches were made In a dense fog.
The sun was sighted on the third
march, and the observation showed S!l
degrees 57 minutes.
nenson and three Eskimos turned
bad;, and Peary and Eglng Wah went
on alone. The pole was reached April
G, and a series of observations were
taken at 00. Peary deposited his rec
ords and hoisted the American flag.
The temperature was 32 degrees be
low zero F.
Tho pole appeared as n frozen sea.
Peary tried to take u sounding, but
got no bottom at 1,500 fathoms.
Peary stayed at the pole for thirty
four hours aud then started on his
return Journey tho afternoon of April 7.
Commander Peary's steamer, the
Roosevelt, has been examined nnd
found to bo in good condition. He will
leave Battle Harbor on Thursday or
Friday for North Sydney. From that
port the Roosevelt will proceed to New
York and will take imrt In tho naval
parade at the Hudson-Fulton celebra
tion. SAYS COOK MISSED POLE.
Mistook His Latitude by 316 Miles,
Says Cleveland Scientist.
Cleveland, O., Sept. 11. John N.
Stockwell, A. M. Ph. D., a Cleveland
scientist, says that Dr. Frederick A.
Cook's data as published shows a great
error and Indicates that ho mistook his
latitude and missed the pole by more
than 300 miles.
"Dr. Cook tells us that the night of
April 7 was made notable by tho
swinging of tho midnight sun over the
northern ice,' " says Dr. Stockwell.
"Now, we have no reason to doubt his
statement that April 7 showed hlra tho
first midnight sun, ns so simple an ob
servation as seeing the sun could be
made by an untutored Eskimo ns well
ns the most intelligent white man.
"Dr. Cook gives his latitude at that
time ns 80 degrees nnd 38 minutes.
There is, therfore, a discrepancy of 4
degrees nnd 33 minutes in ills latitude,
equivalent in linear distance to 310
"If his latitude on April 7 wns only
82 degrees and S minutes, then he was
BOO miles from the pole, and in order
to reach it on April 21 he must have
traveled thirty-nine miles u day, It
appears, .therefore, that Dr. Cook was
really ftoO miles from the pole when he
claims he was only 2154 miles from that
point. Ills observations show a dis
crepancy of 310 miles."
FLAG RAISING NOT ENOUGH. I
Claim That North Pole Must Be Occu- !
pied to Give Sovereignty. i
Paris, Sept. 14. Tho Temps, discuss
ing tho sovereignty of tho north pole,
expresses the opinion that the relative
permanence of tho lec there might
properly raise the question whether i
this territory comes under tho ordlunry :
International rules applying to land I
nnd the high seas. j
It Insists, however, that exploring
expeditions such as Peary's cannot j
give tmo anu quotes cuivo to the ef
fect that the acquiring of sovereignty
Is Involved with effective occupation
accompanied or followed by the com
mencement of administrative organiza
tion or commercial nnd industrial ex
ploitation. A majority of tho authorities agree,
the Temps says, that the simple plant
lug of the Hag Is not sufficient.
It points out that tills doctrine was
nllli'ined by the International confer
ence at Berlin of 18S4 nnd that it was j
applied by the pope when he acted as !
mediator between Germany and Spain j
In 1SS5 in the dispute regarding the j
Caroline islands. The pontiff held that j
Spain was obliged to occupy the is
GOLD MEDAL FOR DR. COOK.
Arctic Club Declines to Take Sides In
New York. Sopt. I t. After a meeting
of tho executive committee of the Arc
tic Club of America here Dr. R. O.
Stobbins, Its chairman, gave the club's
attitude on the controversy.
"The Arctic Club of America," he
said, "has nothing to do with the con
I troversy over the discovery of the pole,
j All that tho. Arctic club recognizes is
that Dr. Cook Is the discoverer of the
, pole and that Peary reached there,
j Our only desire is to honor the dlseov-
erer. Neither side has proved Its case
I to America, but since the Danish gov
ernment has recognized Dr. Cook wo
feel that tho burden of proof now falls
on his opponents.
"The Arctic club will present to Dr.
Cook a gold medal two and a half
inches in diameter showing In bas re
lief Dr. Cook standing on the top of
tho globe waving the stars and
1 'reparations to honor Dr. Coek nre
more advanced than those for Peary
because the hitter's arrival Is more
distant. Hinging societies of Brooklyn
have arranged to go down the harbor
in a chartered steamer to welcome
their hero. Bells will ring and whis
tles blow from factories, ferries and
all tho water craft of the bay.
Preparations are being made nt the
'American Museum of Natural history
here to sot apart n special section of
the building for a display of Peary's
WAITING FOR MISS ELKLNS.
Hitch In Wedding to Duke of Abruzzi
Not Due to Family.
Paris, Sept. 14. A high personage In
touch with previous preliminary ar
rangements regarding the marriage of
the Duke of the Abruzzi and Miss
Katherlne Elklns says that, contrary
to the popular Impression, the real
hitch Is not due to objections on the
part of the Italian roynl family, but to
the attitude of Miss Elklns herself.
"If Miss Elklns would accept the
duke," said this authority, "there
would be no obstacle placed in the
way of tho marriage by his family. I
know that tho king and tho royal fam
ily have offered to grant their consent
not to a morganatic union, but to a
marriage which would Include the
privileges and rank for Miss Elklns to
which the duke Ib entitled.
"The queen mother perhaps wns not
pleased with tho prospect of the duke
contracting a union with an Ameri
can, but her objections would have
been withdrawn. Tho duke's fate rests
with Miss Elklns herself. If she should
say the word the duke would be at her
sldo tomorrow, and the marriage would
not long be delnyed."
M'GOVERN WINS BOUT.
Punishes Joe Wagner Severely In Ten
Round Fight In Brooklyn.
Now York, Sept. 14. Phllllo McGov
ern, n younger brother of "Terriblo
Torry," and Joe Wagner of New York,
bantamweights, fought ten hard and
fast rounds nt the Bedford Athletic
club liore. Wagner got tho worst of
McGovern had the better of the lead
ing in all but the third, seventh and
ninth rounds. His most effective blow
wns a hard right smash to tho heart,
and In the sixth ho landed a stagger
ing uppercut flush on tho Jaw. Tho
seventh, however, saw Wagner tearing
tn again as fast as ever.
McGovern was freeh at tho closo and
unmarked. Wngner showed his punish
mont in a closed left eyo and a bleed
ing right. A decision would have gone
Leaves Beverly to Begin
His Eight Weeks' Tour.
MRS. TAFT TO REMAIN THERE i
First Stop Will Be Made Tonight at
Boston, Where Nation's Chief
Speaks at the Chamber of
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 14. President '
Tuft said goodby to Beverly today, for !
many weeks at least, and started on
tho long western trip which really had !
its beginning when he motored Into 1
Boston to attend the banquet of the j
chamber of commerce. The president j
will spend the night In Boston, Icav- j
lug there for Chicago tomorrow morn- '
There was no formality about the
president' going, and, in fact, his de- '
parture seemed like the usual after
noon automobile ride, for Mrs. Taft
DR. J, J. RICHARDSON.
accompanied her husband on the sev
enteen mile Journey Into Boston. Mrs.
Mure. Mrs. Tuft's sister, was also in
the party. As soon as the president
alights at the hotel In Boston, where
he will stop overnight, Mrs. Taft and
.Mrs. More will begin their return trip
It is now Mrs. Taft's Intention to re
main in Beverly until Nov. 12, when
it is expected that the president will
arrive here to take her back to Wash
ington. Returning to Washington Nov.
10 from his western trip, tho president
will leave there again the afternoon of
the 11th to attend the installation of a
new president of Wesleyuu university
at Middletown, Conn. It is the plan
for the president to come direct here j
from Washington, spend the morning
in Beverly and reach Middleton In the I
The executive oflices In the board of
trade building closed immediately the
president left Beverly. All of the
clerks and attaches left for Washing
ton on the 2:'J7 train. Secretary Car
penter will uttund the Boston banquet
and return to Washington next Thurs
day. The president was busy the early
part of today assembling the numerous
papers, documents and reference books
which ho will need In the preparation
of his speeches on his eight weeks'
tour. II Is secretary hud collected most
of theno, and It was tho president's
tusk to revise the list.
The president's party will consist of
himself, Captain Archibald W. Butt,
his military aid; Dr. J. J. Richardson,
Wendell W. NIschler, assistant secre
tary; a stenographer, secret service
otlicers aud six newspaper men.
CANAL ZONE EXEMPT.
New Tariff Law Does Not Apply There,
Says Attorney General.
Washington, Sept. 14. The new tar
iff law does not apply to tho isthmian
canal zone, nccording to a decision
given by Acting Attorney General
Wudo II. Ellis to the secretary of war.
The canul zone Is not one of the "pos
sessions" of the United States within
the meaning of that terra in the first
clause of the tariff act, says tho acting
nttornoy general, but, rather, is a place
subject to the use, occupation and con
trol of the United States for the con
struction and mulntenunco of a ship
cannl connecting the waters of the At
lantic nnd Pacific.
The effect of this decision will be to
continuo the present system by which
the Panama government collects du
ties on all Importations into the canal
zone which nre not for the use or the
commission or Its employees in connec
tion with tho canal construction and
on such importations as are not In
transit across the Isthmus,
Succeeds Harriman as Un
ion Pacific Chairman.
STANDARD OIL IN DIRECTORATE
William Rockefeller and Jacob H. j
Setoff Elected Members of the I
Executive Committee Lo- i
ree to Be President. I
New York. Sept. 14. Kolmrt S. Lev
el t was elected chairman of the execu
tive committee of the Union Pacltic rail
road to succeed Edward II. Harriman
nt a special meeting of the directors
hero, and Jacob H. Schiff and William
Rockefeller were elected directors In
place of Mr. Ilurrlman and II. II. Rog.
ers. Botli of the new directors wilt
haw places on the executive commit
tee. Tho ollice which Lovett assumes Is
by far the most important in tho man
agement of the company and Insures
for the time being u continuation of
the Harriman jtollcy.
While the Cnion l'acllic still remains
without a president, well Informed
men express the opinion that L. F.
I.oroo, president of the Delaware and
Hudson, will 1k offered that jMisltlon
to succeed Mr. Harriman. Lovett and
I.oree are more familiar with Ilarrl
man's point of view In the undeveloped
plans of the Union Pacillc and allied
lines than nny other men.
As tho executive committee of tho
Union Pacltic stands today, with tho
members Increased from live to six. It
remains a Kuhn, Loeb-Stundard Oil
board. Besides Jacob II. Schiff and
William Rockefeller the other mem
bers are II. C. Frlek, Marvin Hugliitt,
R. S. Ivett and Flunk A. Vnnderllp.
Robert S. Lovett came to this city
three years ago, having boon brought
hero from Texas by E. H. Ilarrtmun
as counsel of tho Harriman Hues. He
wns bo.-n In Texas In 1800, the son of
a farmer. As a youth he worked upon
the farm and later went to Houston
as a railroad freight clerk.
While serving as freight clerk young
Iivett studied law at night and was
admitted to the law firm of Charles
Stewart, then a representative In con
gress. Ho soon returned to Texas a
country fouiisol of the railroad In
which lie formerly had been employed,
journeying from village to village, try
ing cattle cases. In which he was re
markably successful. The receivers of
tile road made him a district counsel.
He straightened out the affairs of the
bankrnpt company and Incidentally
earned promotion as general counsel.
Governor Brown made him assistant
general counsel for the Texas aud Pa
cific railroad at Dallas, and when
Brown retired Mr. Lovett became gen
eral counsel for the Gould property.
His next step was to become counsel
for the Southern Pnclllc. He amalga
mated the sjstom under Harriman nnd
was elected to the presidency of the
Houston and Texas railroad.
BICH BANKEB A SUICIDE.
President of Trust Company Goes to
Hotel and Cuts His Throat.
New York. Sopt. 14. John W. Cas
tles, president of Hie Union Trust com
pany, took his life In a room nt the
Grand Union hotel by slashing his
throat with a razor, severing tho jugu
lar vein and windpipe.
Mr. Castles was up to the 1st of last
Januaiy proaldout of the Guarantee
Trust company. At that time lte wns
elected president of tho Union Trust
company, but for almost every minute
of the time elapsing Rince his election
he has been suffering from nervous
breakdown. He has given no time to
the duties of his now ollice by reason
of his ill health.
Ho had Ikh-u treated for nervous
troubles nnd upon the advlco of Dr.
Dana went, to Kenhonkson, N. Y
where ho entered n snnltnrlum. Ho
had been there for the past four
months, returning last Wednesday.
He was constantly under surveil
lance, but escaiHxl from his nurse, reg
istered nt the hotel nnd committed sui
cido. He wns n man of large wealth
and had no financial troubles.
FINANCIAL AND C0MMEECIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was 2 per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices of stocks were;
Amal. Copper... 7Si Norf. & West... 83
Atchison 117 Northwestern ..192
B. & O llOft Penn. IL R 140
Brooklyn R. T. , K Readmit U2
Ches. &Ohto.... li'A Rock Island 38
C. C.C.&St.L. 71 St. Paul 156
D. & H 190 Southern Pac. ,126ft
Erie' S4tt Southern Ry.... 30Vi
Gen. Electric.... 164 South. Ry. pf... 68
111. Central 151 Sugar 129
Int.-Met 14H Texas Pacific... 35
Louis. & Nash.. 14914 Union Paclno...201W
Manhattan 141V4 U. S. Steel 78W
Missouri Pac.... 694 U. B. Steel pf.,.124
N. Y. Central. ...133H West Union.... 7
Games Played In National, American j
and Eastern Leagues.
At Boston Boston, t); New York, 1.
Batteries Mattern and Graham; Wlltse
Second Kame Boston, 4; New York, 4
(game called end of thirteenth lnnlnsr by i
darkness). Batteries Ferguson, Richie
nnd Shaw; Ames and Schlel.
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia, 7; Brook
lyn, 0. Batteries Corrldon and Dooln;
Bell and Marshall.
At St. Loula-Plttstmrir. 4; St. Louis. 1.
Batteries I.eevcr nnd Gibson; Raleigh
and Bresnahan. .
At Cincinnati Cincinnati. 3; Chicago, 1.
Batteries Fromme and Roth; Rucluach
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. w. L. P.O.
Pittsburg. 93 30 .725 Phlla'phla. til 09 ,4S1
Chicago... 90 42 .632 St. Louis. 47 83 .Ml
New York"? 61 .Ml Brooklyn. 4t 84 .354
Cincinnati tW 04 .50S Boston.... 3" 93 .1X1
At New York Philadelphia. 10; New
York, 2. Batteries Morgan and Living
stone; Doyle, Manning and Swecnev.
At Detroit Detroit, 10; St. Louis, 2.
Batteries Mullln and Stannge; Rose and
At Chlcago-Clilcngo. 2; Cleveland, 0.
Batteries Wnlsh and Sullivan; Joss and
At Boston Boston, 4; Washington, 2.
Batteries Smith and Donoliuo; Gray and
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. W. l. p.c.
Detroit.... M 4i .C.7 Clevelnnd. OS (19 .497
Philu'phlaK! SO .f,21 New York CO 71 .4M
Boston.... 7.S U .3X2 Bt. Louis. HO 77 .421
I'hlcngo... OS OT .501 Wash'ton. 31 US .1SS
At Baltimore Baltimore, 5; Jcrsev
Second gmiw Baltimore, lo; Jersey
At Newark Newark, 1; Providence, 0.
At Toronto-.-Toronto, 4; Buffalo, 1.
At Montreal Montreal. 4; Rochester, 2.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. w. l. P.C.
Rochester. 7! 59 .572 Buffalo.... 03 72 . 471
Newark... 77 CD .tot) Montreal.. M 75 .41S
Toronto... 72 iH .02) Baltimore, in 76 .415
Provi'cnct-73 OS .SIS Jersey G'y IH 7S .127
THBEAT TO DESTB0Y FACT0BY.
Blackmailer Confesses That Ho Sent
Letters Demanding $50,000.
New Hrunswlck, N. J Sept. 14. Pe
ter Uregus has confessed that he
threatened to kill John A. Manly, su
perlntenuent of the Johnson & Johnson
medical supply factory hero and also
that he threatened to dynamite the
factory, with its 1,200 employees, nnd
to blow up the home of tho superin
tendent In event of refusal to pay
950,000 blackmail. Judge Charles W.
Sodam received the confession in the
The arrest of Uregus followed the
declaration in writing that the man
was one of sixty Hungarian outlaws
who had blackmailed eighteen big
companies, robbed a train and kid
naped and held children for ransom.
In the Jail Uregus denied that any
one was Implicated with him. no said
the other fifty-nine blackmailers were
creatures of his Imagination and that
he had written the letters because Mr.
Mauley refused to give him work.
Uregus sent three letters to Mr. Man
ley, the lirst demanding $20,000, the
second $40,000 and tho third .ffiO.OOO.
The grand jury will take up the case
on Friday. The punishment for tho
crime is fifteen years in state prison.
DEWEY CAN'T ATTEND PABADE
He Regrets That American Navy Has
No Flag Officer of Highest Rank.
Washington, Sept. 14, Yery much to
his regret. Admiral Dewey will not Iks
able to attend the festivities Incident
to the Hudson-Fulton eclebratiou at
New York. Although his health is
good, It behooves him to lie careful of
himself. For this reason the admiral
feels that ho Is compelled to deny him
self participation in events in which
he otherwise would gladly Join.
Admiral Dewey has wnrm admira
tion for Sir Edward II. Seymour, the
English admiral, who will be the rank
ing officer In tike naval parade and
whom he would like to meet. He
thought It regrettable that the Ameri
can navy did not have Hag officers
equal In rank to those of foreign na
vies, and ho hied tho coming occasion
would forcibly call tho matter to the
attention of congress.
"There Is Admiral Schroodor nt the
head of the great American HeeL who
will be outranked by a numler of for
eigners, nnd this, too, when he will
have under his command more ships
than all tho other nations combined,"
Bald the ndmlrnl.
B0BDEN COTTON MILLS CLOSE.
Five Thousand Men Idle Owing to
Strike of 1,000 Weavers.
Fall Itlver, Mnss., SepL 14. The en
tire plant of the Fall River Cotton
mills, owned by M. C. D. Cordon of
New York, has been closed following a
strike of the weavers, and 5,000 opera
tives are In idleness.
Tho plant comprises seven mills and
is the largest concentrated cotton man
ufacturlng plant In tho world owned
by a single individual. The weavers,
numbering a thousand, went out on
strike to enforce their demand for an
Increase of 10 per cent in wages, and
their absenco so hampered the other
departments that the management de
cided to close tho whole plant.
SUTTi J AUTOPSY.
Said to Show Lieutenant
Was Shot by Another.
HAIR AND SCALP NOT BURNED
Body Beinterred In Same Grave at
Arlington After Ground Had
Been Consecrated by a
Washington, Sept. 14. When tho
body of Lieutenant James M. Sutton,
Jr.. the young marine otllcor who met
his death at Annapolis, was exhumed
at Arlington cemetery un autopsy per
formed by physicians representing the
navy department and young Sutton's
mother disclosed the fact that no bonea
were broken, although a contusion was
found over the right eye.
It iiad been Mrs. Sutton's contention
that her son's arm had been broken In
the tight which preceded his death anu
that this being tho case the shot which
ended his life could not have been self
Dr. Ucorge Tully Vaughun, who rep
resented Mrs. Sutton at the autopsy,
said that the bullet wound which caus
ed his death was three Inches above
the right car and was clean cut. There
was no Indication that tho hair and
scalp had been burned by powder.
Surgeon Spenr, who represented the
navy department, declined to make a
statement, saying that he would make
a report direct to the navy depart
ment. Attorney Van Dyke, nssistnnt coun
sel for Mrs. Sutton, said that he was
convinced that the shot had been fired
at least five feet from tho officer's)
head and that the wound showed con
clusively that it was a physical Im
possibility for Sutton to have fired the
Dr. Yaughan issued the following
"I found tho body lu a fair state of
preservation, except a softening of the
chest, trunk and arms. I found no
broken bones. There was a contusion
or bruise over tho right eye about two
and a half inches by one and a half
"The bullet wound in the scalp was
three Inches above the right ear. There
was no sign of burning of the hair.
There were two or three cuts lu con
nection with the bullet wound oue In
the scalp near the bullet hole and the
other about the middle of the "4MB
This last cut may hnve been madP?
tho postmortem or by a blunt Instru
ment before death."
After the autopsy the body was re
Interred In the same grave after the
grouud had been consecrated by Kev.
Father Alonzo Olds of St. Augustine's
KNOX CBEATES NEW BUBEATJ.
Division In State Department For
Washington, Sept. 14. Secretary ot
State Knox Is giving special attention
to the develpouient and protection of
the commercial Interests of the United
States In Latin-America and to that
end has created In the state depart
ment n new division known as the di
vision of Latin-American nffnlrs which
is to be devoted exclusively to these
Ho has npjKiinted Thomas C. Daw
son of Iowa. United States minister to
Chile, ns chief of the new division nndi'
William T, S. Doyle as assistant chief.
The Increasing Investment of Amer
ican capital In Latin-America nnd tho
obligations resulting from closer po
litical relations letween this country
and those of all the countries of Cen
tral and South America Impose upon
the department of state one of its
heaviest duties. To deal with these
opportunities, to foster nnd facilitate?
legitimate American enterprise and to
protect Aiuerlcnn property nnd proper
ty rights In Central and South America,
Secretary Knox has created this new
CHILD KUEDEBEB ESCAPES.
Cowardly Assassin Kills Baby and
Utioa, N. Y., Sept. 14. Seldom has a
community been stirred to such a fe
ver heat as is this city over the un
provoked murder of Ferdinand Infu
slno, thirty months old, aud seven-year-old
Theresa Proclplo and tho shooting;
of six-year-old Fannie Infuslno, Citi
zens have Joined with the police in the
hunt for the assassin who made these
Innocent children his victims.
The children were lured away from
their horn by a ninn about forty years
old who, when ho got them in a lonely
spot, deliberately sent a bullet through
the breast of Theresa, killing her in
Ktuntly, and then, turning his weapon
upon the other two children, mortally
wounding tho baby aud seriously in
juring the little girl.