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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1909.
New York Aldermen Vote to
Give Public Welcome.
EXPLORER TO GO TO CITY HALL
He Submits to Severe Cross Exami
nation on Alleged Doubtful
Points In His Bcport of
Discovery of the Pole.
New York, Sept. 23. The board of
aldermon has passed a resolution
formally Indorsing Dr. Frederick. A.
Cook's claim to be the discoverer of
the north pole and providing for a pub
lic welcome to him at the city hall,
the duteof which has yet to be fixed.
After a period of rest and seclusion
following his boisterous welcome Dr.
Cook submitted cheerfully to one of
the severest cross examinations since
he announced his discovery of the
north polo. The Interview was con
ducted by forty newspaper representa
tives, Including several from foreign
The most Interesting phase of the In
terview was reached when Dr. Cook
was asked If he would object to show
ing his diary. He Immediately con
sented and after retiring to his room
returned with a small octavo note
book, which he showed freely to all.
It was a thin book contululng 170
pages, each of which was filled with
fifty or sixty lines of penciled writing
In the most minute characters. The
book, be said, contained considerably
more than 100,000 words, while ho has
besides other books embracing his ob
servations and other data. He did not
show them, however.
Some of the more important ques
tions put to Dr. Cook during the inter
View and his replies thereto follow:
"Did anything ever occur in the life
of yourself and Mr. Peary that would
create enmity or bitterness between
"No, nothing whatever that I know
"Do you look upon Commander Pea
ry as a friend or as on enemy?1'
"I must say I do not know. I hnve
treated Mr. Peary as a friend, and un
til I know moro about tho situation I
shall continue to do the same."
"Would you be willing to meet Peary
in a debate when he gets here?"
"As far as I am concerned the Peary
incident Is closed. Mr. Peary is not
the dictator of my affairs, and I do
not care to say anything further about
"Did you know Mr. Whitney when
you had met him on your return to
"No; ho Introduced himself, but I
did not catch his name and did not
know It until the following day."
"What caused you to have such con
fidence in Mr. Whitney that you en
trusted your instruments to him?"
"I knew him by name, and circum
stances that arose while I was with
him justified my confidence. I gave
him the instruments to bring back be
cause I thought they would be less lia
ble to Injury on board his vessel than
if I took them across glaciers and
rough ice covered country."
"Why was it necessary to intrust
your records to Mr. Whitney under a
pledge of secrecy?"
"I do not think I am bound to di
vulge to Mr. Peary tho news of our
work. I am perfectly willing to give,
it to the world and have given It to the
world. There Is no reason why I
should give any news to Peary. I was
perfectly willing to give it to the
world, and I have done so."
"Knowing that a ship was coming
north this summer for Whitney, why
did you not wait for that ship and
come direct to New York instead of
going to South Greenland and sailing
from there to Copenhagen?"
"I knew that the Danish government
ship would get me homo betore Whit
"What Is your opinion of the story
told by the negro Ilenson of the In
formation he obtained from your two
"Well, tho Eskimos were bound down
by me not to tell any one whero they
had been. I should like you to havt
Henson here and cross question him
"What instruments did you have
with you from Capo Thomas Hubbard
"Sextant, artificial horizon, three
compasses, three chorometers, watch
es, thermometers, barometers and a
"What observations did you make at
the pole and how many and what was
tho altitude of the sun?"
"The altitude of the sun gave us our
positions. That Is all there Is to say
about that. Wo made regular astro
nomical observations such as would
be made by the compass and other in
struments. Wo merely made the nau.
tlcal observations that a captain
would make aboard a ship."
"Will you describe In detail any sin
gle observation taken by you at tho
north pole, with the exact figures of
the results and the corrections ap
plied?" "Not at this present moment. I will
describe every one of them in detail
when they go to the University of Co
penhagen. They will go there within
two months. Tho entire records will
be delivered to tho university, and
after that they will go to everybody
that wants to examine them."
"In your original narrative you said:
The night of April 7 was made nota
ble by the swinging of the sun at mid
night over the northern ico. Our obser
vation on April 0 placed the camp in
latitude 80 degrees 30 minutes longi
tude 04 degrees 2 minutes.' The as
tronomers say that in the latitude yon
mention tho midnight sun would have
been visible on April 1 and that if you
really saw it for tho first time on April
7 you must have been 550 miles from
the pole instead of 234, ns you sup
posed. Therefore to have reached the
pole on April 21 you would have had
to travel thirty-nine miles dally. What
is your explanation of the apparent
"The northern horfeoo at midnight
had been so obscure that we could pot
toll whether the sun was below the
horizon or above It We were not
making observations at midnight I
hnve sold that It was possible to sec
the sun on midnight of that day. My
impression Is that we were absolutely
unable to see the sun the midnight be
fore that. Tho horizon was obscured."
Thursday, Sept 30, has been selected
as the date of the banquet of tho Dan
ish societies of Greater New York In
Dr. Cook's honor. Tho banquet of the
Arctic Club of America will bo held at
the Waldorf-Astoria tonight.
MAINE WELCOMES PEAEY.
Enthusiastic Receptions at Various
Towns Loving Cup Presented.
Portland, Me., Sept. 23. Tho Btnte
of Maine, within whoso borders Com
mundcr Robert E. Poary spent his
boyhood nnd young manhood, eagerly
welcomed him today on his homecom
ing from the north pole.
The first official greeting which the
arctic traveler received was nt Old
Town. When Commander Peary ap
peared on the platform of his car flags
wens waving and bands playing, and
church bells chimed a welcomo homo.
As Uio train waited officials of Old
Town extended congratulations to tho
At Bangor, Mayor Woodman and
members of the committee, with othor
prominent persons, entertained tho cel
ebrated visitor at luncheon, and a lov
ing cup was presented to him.
At Watervllle tho entire city govern
ment headed by Mayor Frank Hedlng
ton, was at the railroad station, Com
pany H of tho Maine national guard
acting as an escort for tho city offl.
At Brunswick, Commander Peary got
a hearty college yell from the students
of Bowdoln, of which he Is a graduate.
When he reaches Portland this even
ing Commander Poary will be met at
the railroad station by the mayors of
Portland and South Portland, by the
local militia companies, two bands and
a large escort of citizens.
A public reception will bo followed
by a banquet, at which President Hyde
of Bowdoln, Governor Fernald, Mayor
Leighton of this city and Mayor Ham
ilton of South Portland will welcome
INSURANCE COMPANY LOSES.
Jury Awards Bank $21,000 For Money
Advanced on Policies.
Blnghamton, N. Y., Sept. 23. A su
premo court Jury hero awarded $21,570
to tlie First National bank of Blng
hamton against tho Mutual Ufo Insur
ance company. Tho action was brought
to recover on policies for $20,000 on
tho life of Mrs. Emma Darling assign
ed by her to (ieorgo F. O'Nell nnd by
him in turn given to the bank ns col
lateral on notes from Mrs. Darling
given to Mr. O'Nell and discounted by
him at tho bank.
The insurance company contested
payment on the ground that this was
a "wagering contract" on the ilfe of
PvOBEET HOE DIES ABROAD.
Printing Press Manufacturer Succumbs
Suddenly In London.
London, Sept. 23. Robert Hoe, head
of R. Hoe & Co., printing press manu
facturers of New York and London,
died suddenly while on a business visit
here. He was seventy years old.
It has been said of Robert Hoc that
his obituary is in almost every news
paper office in tho world, written in
inasslvo forms of Iron and steel. That
marvelous machine, tho Hoe doublo
sextuple printing press, is his monu
ment. One of tho most important of
his moro recent inventions is the color
Showers; cooler; brisk south winds.
City In Gala Dress For Hud-son-Fulton
WORLD'S FLEETS IN HARBOR.
Rush of Visitors Increases and For
eign Celebrities Arrive Build
ings Decked In Orange,
Blue and White.
Now York, Sept. 23. The rush of vis
itors to New York for the Hudson-Fulton
celebration continues at a rate that
gives a faint indication of the crowd
that will be here to see the great na
val and land parades of the coming
On no previous occasion has any
movement for the decoration of pub
lic and private buildings been carried
on on such an enormous scale. Every
where on the streets are crowds of
workmen swathing tho facades of
buildings with the orange, blue and
white bunting, which Is the feature of
the celebration. These are the colors
carried by Hudson, and side by side
with them are the red, white and blue
llown by Fulton.
Already the foreign warships are a
center of attraction, nnd sightseeing
yachts and excursion boats take visit-
CAPTAIN JACOB MILLER.
To command naval militia in Hudson
ors to see tho huge battleships and
cruisers of the American, British, Ger
man, French, Italian and Dutch navies
at anchor in the lower bay. Through
out tlie day the big guns of the forts
are heard answering the salutes of
new arrivals, and tho list of foreign
celebrities now In the city has -assumed
A flight from Governors Island across
the lower bay and around tho Statue
of Liberty will bo tho first aviation
event during the Hudson-Fulton cele
bration. Glenn II. Curtlss, winner of
the first international aviation con
test will attempt to make this flight
as soon as possible nfter he has as
sembled his machine. AVllbur Wright
already has his machine In flying
Mayor McClellan has Issued a proc
lamation urging that tho days of tho
historical and military parades, Sept.
28 and Sept. 30, be observed as a holi
day throughout Manhattan nnd that
all business places, so far as practica
ble, eloso at noon so ns to give their
employees an opportunity to witness
The Official Program.
Tho oflleial program of tho celebra
tion is as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 5. Rendezvous o'f Amer
ican and foreign naval vessels at New
York j naval parade encircling the fleet of
v:ar vessels and reception of official guests
ui uno iiunurea ana rentn street and
Riverside park In afternoon; In evening
illuminated naval parade, encircling the
On thl3 evening and succeeding evenings
during tho celebration there will bo a re
markable series of Illuminations of pub
Uo buildings, line of parade, RIversido
and fleet. On this day will occur the re
ligious observances of those accustomed
to worship on Saturday.
Sunday, Sept. 2G. Religious observances
by those accustomed to worship on Sun
day. Monday, Sept. 17. Official reoeptlons to
guestB, opening of exhibitions In places
subsequently to be announced and begin
ning of airship flights; also dedication of
the Palisades Interstate park and the
Henry Hudson monument at Spuyten
Tuesday, Sept. 28,-HIstorlcal parade and
pageant, participated In by all nationali
ties; procession of floats and moving tab
leaux representing principal events in his
tory of aboriginal, Dutch, English, Rev
olutionary and American periods.
Wednesday, Sept. 29,-Aquatlc sports op
posite Riverside park and Yonkers; gen
eral commemorative exercises in educa
tional Institutions throughout the state;
also dedication of memorials throughout
the state; ceremonies of Bronx borough
day In that borough; children's festivals
In Richmond borough; reception by the
United States authorities to official guests
at West Point.
Thursday, Sept. 30. Military parade In
Manhattan borough, participated In by
the' United States army, navy and marine
corps, national guard, naval militia, vet
eran organizations and marines and sail
ors from foreign vessels.
Friday, Oct. L Naval parade of naval
vessels, merchant marine, excursion boats,
pleasure craft, etc., In two divisions, one
starting from New York and the other
from Albany, meeting at Newburg; recep
tion of the fleet In Newburg bay; ceremo
nies upon Half Moon and Clermont Join
ing upper Hudson division; Newburg
street parade, reception of official guests,
with Illuminations and fireworks In even
ing. The Manhattan historical parade
will be repeated In Brooklyn.
Saturday, Oct. 2t Children's festivals In
fifty centers In Greater New York, con
ducted In view of 500,000 school children;
return of two divisions of naval parade
from Newburg; Manhattan historical pa
rade repeated on Staten Island; dedica
tory exercises at Stony Point. In the
evening there will be a great carnival
parado In Manhattan, with fifty brilliant
ly Illuminated floats, escorted by various
Saturday, Oct. 9. Similar carnival pa
rade In Brooklyn borough, on Eastern
parkway, from 8 to 11 p. m.
The celebration will be continued on the
Hudson river north of New York city
throughout the second week, from Oct. 3
to Oct. 9. Special ceremonies, with tho
historical floats in parades, will occur In
all the river cities and larger villages,
with neighboring smaller municipalities
participating In each of them.
Monday, Oct. 4, will be the chief day of
celebration at Poughkeepsle .and Yonkers;
Tuesday at Yonkers. Hastings, Dobbs
Ferry, Irvlngton and Tarry town; Wed
nesday at Catsklll and Nyack; Thursday
at Hudson, Osslnlng and Haverstraw;
Friday at Albany and Peeksklll, and Sat
urday at Troy and Cold Spring. Similar
ceremonies will be continued at Cohoes
on Monday, Oct. lL
The close of tho second week of the
celebration, on the evening of Oct. 9, will
be marked by a unique form of Illumina
tion. 'It will, consist of a chain of signal
lircs on mountain tops and other eligible
points from Staten Island to the head of
navigation. It will be accompanied by
pyrotechnic displays and Illuminations.
Games Played In National, American
and Eastern Leagues.
At St. Louis-New York, 4; St. Louis, 3.
Batteries Mathewson and Meyers; Lau
dermllk, Beebe and Phelps.
Second game called by rain.
At Chicago Chicago - Brooklyn game
postponed by rain.
At Pittsburg Pittsburg, 12; Boston, 7.
Batteries Lelneld, I.ever, Willis and
Gibson; Brown, Rlcbio, Coonoy and Gra
ham. At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 4; Philadel
phia, 4 (called end of fourteenth Inning
by darkness). Batteries Promme and
Roth; Moren and Dooln.
STANDING OP THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.c. w. I P.O.
Plttsburg.KG 33 .741 Phila'phla, Q8 71 .489
Chicugo... 92 43 .073 St. Louis. 47 87 .251
New York 81 53 .005 Brooklyn . 47 88 .34S
Cincinnati TO CS .507 Boston.... 39 99 .2S3
At New York Now York-Chicago game
postponed by rain.
At Washington Detroit. 8; Washington,
3. Batteries Mullln nnd Rr.hmltlt- Wnllror
At Philadelphia Philadelphia, G; St.
Louis, 2. Batteries Coombs, Krause and
Livingstone; Gllllgan and Smith.
At Boston Boston, 3; Cleveland, 1. Bat
teriesWood and Donohuo; Mitchell and
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. w. U. P.C.
Detroit... 91 5t ,G41 Cleveland. G3 75 .475
Phlla'phla S3 53 .C24 Now York G6 73 .475
Boston.... 83 59 .5S4 Bt. Louis. GO 81 .420
Chicago... 70 70 .600 Wash' ton. 39 103 .275
At Jersey City Jersey Clty-BufTalo
game postponed by rain.
At Newark Newark, 1; Montreal, 0
(game called end of sixth Inning by rain).
At Baltimore Rochester, 3; Baltimore, 0.
Second game Rochester, 11; Balti
At Provldonco Toronto, 4; Providence, 1.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
w. t,. P.c. w. I p.c.
Rochester. SS CO .595 Buffalo.... G9 77 .473
Newark.. ."84 G3 .571 Montreal.. Gl SO .444
Provl'ence"9 C9 .531 Baltimore. G4 82 .438
Toronto... 77 G9 .52S Jersey C'y GO 85 .414
FORT SIDES WITH HUGHES.
New Jersey Governor Comes Out For
Nownrk, X. J., Sept. 23 Governor
Fort of Now Jersey In un uddress here
on "Political Conditions In New Jer
sey" aligned himself squarely with
Governor Hughes of New York on the
subject of direct primaries.
"Governor Hughes' declaration has
the right ring," he said. "Every legis
lator must be free to exercise his own
judgment. He must bo his own man
and owe no allegiance to any other
master than the people. The way to
secure that Is by tho direct primary.
Wo can only get that In New Jersey
by overthrowing present lobby condi
tions at tho statchousc.
"I love tho party of Abraham Lin
coln nnd want to stay in it, but I do
not want to see it boss ridden and un
responsive to tho popular will. That
overy boss is against the direct pri
mary is plenary evidence that it is
"Bosslsm is tho serious political
problem of our time."
MOORISH ARMY ROUTED.
General 8otomayor Reports 8panlsh
Victory Near Melllla.
Melllla, Sept. 23. General Sotomay
or, with part of General Tovar's divi
sion, has occupied the Bonl-Slcar ter
ritory. The enemy fled in disorder, being
decimated by the converging Are from
tho two Spanish columns.
President's Train Runs
Through Fields of Snow.
GUNNISON TUNNEL OPENING.
Government's Great Irrigation Proj
ect Is Formally Inaugurated by
the Nation's Chief Execu
tive at Montrose, Colo.
Montrose, Colo., Sept 23. President
Taft has crossed tho continental di
vide and today finds himself west of
the Rocky mountains. For twenty
four hours tho president has traveled
with the panorama of the white cap
ped peaks of the rockies in view, and
at one time the tram ran for a mile or
more through fields of snow. At Ten
nessee pass the climb to the top of the
divide carried the president to an alti
tude of 10,240 feet.
For the first time the president trav
eled through the Grand canyon of the
Arkansas, where at one place the half
mile deep canyon is so narrow that
there is not room for the track and
the river, and the former has to be
carried over the rushing wnters by
means of a hanging bridge, suspended
by cables imbedded In tho rocky walls
of tho chasm.
Tlie president did not feel the alti
tude, and nt the end of his first week
of "one night stands" ho Is In splen
did health despite the efforts of the
hospitable wost and Its elaborate and
never ending breakfasts, luncheons
and dinners. Mr. Taffs voice also is
in the best of condition. There was a
little huskluess for a time, but it has
At an eminence overlooking the val
ley of the Garden of the Gods, with
the rockies in the background and
dark clouds playing tag with Pike's
peak, Mr. Taft expressed his admira
tion of tho view with unrestrained en
thusiasm.. Secretary of tho Interior Ballinger
assistcd President Taft today jp the
formal opening of the Gunnison tunnel
at Montrose, Colo., tho greatest irriga
tion project the government has ever
The tunnel is 80,000 feet (six miles)
long, 11 by 13 feet Inside measurement
nnd lined throughout with cement. Tho
main canal is thirty feet wide at the
bottom, eighty-throe feet wide at the
top, and tho average depth of water Is
ten feet. Tho capacity Is 1,300 cubic
feet of water per second.
Tho tunnel cost over $5,000,000. It
turns tho flow of the Gunnison river
Into the .magnificently constructed
bore, main and distributing canals,
which will Irrigate 150,000 acres of
choice land now seniinrld.
Mr. Taft announces that he will not
make his speecli upon the subject of
the conservation of tho natural re
sources until ho reaches Spokane on
Sept. 28. It wns at Spokane that the
controversy between Mr. Balllnger and
Chief Forester Pinchot arose, and Mr.
Taft regards it ns probably the best
place to discuss the issue.
At Pueblo thirty-two sheriffs of Colo
rado counties, in the costumes of the
plains, joined the party in a special
car to act as a guard of honor to the
president during his stay In the state.
In khaki trousers, blue fianncl shirts,
peaked hats, cartridge belts and pistol
handles protruding from holsters they
surrounded tlie president at every stop.
Advance arrangements had been made
for mounts for tlie sheriffs, nnd they
had a bunch of bronchos awaiting
them at each city visited.
Contractor and Five Miners Killed.
Guadalajara, Mexico, Sept. 2:i.-Johin
M. Grice, an American mining con
tractor, and five miners were instantly
killed by an explosion of dynamite in
the Potttt-ina mine near here.
HEARST LEAGUE WITHDRAWS.
Will Not Act With Fusionlsts In Anti
New York, Sept. 23. Hearst's Inde
pendence Leaguo has withdrawn from
the conference of allied autl-Tammany
forces which has been trying to agree
upon fuslonlst candidates for munic
ipal offices. Charles E. Gebrlng, tho
Independence League member of tho
committee on candidates of tho fusion
lsts, said that the leaguo withdrew bo
cause It did not desire to bo "a party
to bargaining for offices."
The action Is regarded as an indirect
Tammany victory, since it is tho first
break in the proposed alliance of op
position to that organization.
Maryland 8uei Railroad For Taxes.
Baltimore, Sept. 23. Attorney Gen
eral Straus today began suit on bohalf
i f the state of Maryland for $1,778,740
against tho Baltimore and Ohio rail
road for taxes on the gross receipts of
the railroad In excess of tho taxes paid.
STORM'St-uEATH LIST 145.
Sixty-nine Drowned or Crushed to
Death In One Louisiana Parish.
New Orleans. Sept. 23. Gradually
New Orleans and the southwest coast
of Loulsiaun are recovering from tho
first effects of the tropicnl hurricane.
One hundred nnd forty-five human
lives are uow positively known to
have been claimed as victims of tho
The property loss will exceed $0,000,
000. Miles of territory have been laid
waste, and crops have practically beci.
ruined. Dwellings, cotton gins and
sugar mills have been leveled.
New Orleans is still sadly crippled In
the way of railroad facilities and tele
graph and telephoue communication
with the outside world. Both the Illi
nois Central and tho Louisville and
Nashville railroads have suffered
heavy loss, miles of their traoks hav
ing been washed awny. It will be sev
eral weeks before the latter will again
be running trains over their own
In Terrebonne parish sixty-nine por
sons were drowned or crushed in tho
flying debris of wrecked mills, dwell
ings and fishing camps.
Storehouses, sugar mills and dwell
ings of every character at Houmax
and other villages suffered heavily,
and scarcely a structure was untouch
ed by tho hurricane.
Ten members of a party from Mor
gan City, la., were killed in a fishing
camp at Terrebonne. The dead aro
Captain Charles Grant, two ladles and
a child named Adams, Taylor Boyan,
Robert Duger and three children.
Mark Hamilton, his wife and five
children were killed when their homo
was blown over nnd then burned to
the ground at East Fork, Miss.
Eight Drowned by Tidal Wave.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 23. A relief
train sent from this city reached Pass
Manchac, whero the bodies of eight
persons, including tho station agent,
wife and children, were recovered.
They were drowned during the tidal
wave which swept up Lake Manchac
during the West Indian hurricane.
EXPECTING THE WORLD'S END.
Colony of Three Hundred Saints Awaits
Millennium at 10 a. m. Tomorrow.
West Duxbury, Mass., Sept. 23.
Firm in" their conviction that the world
will come to an end at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning, a colony of about
300 members of the denomination
known as the Saints of tho Latter
Reign of the Apostolic Church are
spending their fow remaining hours in
prayer. Tho scene of their religious
ardor Is Ashdod, a little wooden chap
el on tho main turnpike between Bos
ton and Plymouth In this town.
Worldly tasks have been laid aside
and jobs have been thrown up In order
that the faithful may In the few short
hours that they believe remain to
them prepare their spiritual selves for
tho millennium. Believers are hero
from all over Xcw England, especially
largo delegations coming from Spring
field, Mass., and Providence and Paw
tucket, R. I.
The services are practically continu
ous, night nnd day. In all branches of
tho worship the congregation partici
pates, singing tho hymns with fervor
and interrupting prayer and exhorta
tion with ulous ejaculations.
SIX IN FAMILY MURDERED.
Their Home Set on Fire by Robbers to
Hide the Crime.
Hurley, Va., Sept. 23. An entire
family of six persons were murdered,
and tho bodies were burned with their
home here. The motive, was evidently
Mrs. Betty .Tustls, her son-in-law,
George Meadows, his wife and their
three children were the victims. They
had been shot to death, and tho rob
bers had set lire to the house ro hide
Another daughter of Mrs. .Tustis told
the police that her mother had a largo
sum of money buried under tho sill of
the house, ami they succeeded In dig
ging up $1)50 in gold nnd silver. Tho
murderers secured $000 which "Aunt
Betty" carried on her person.
TEN HURT IN STRIKE RIOT.
Motormen Fatally Wounded and Eight
Cars Smashed In Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 23. Three mo
tormen were fatally wounded nnd six
strike breakers and a bystander were
seriously Injured In street car strlko
Sheriff Bralley, with a force of dep
uties and a patrol wagon load of po
lice, arrived just in timo to prevent ft
further battle between tho assembled
crowds and the strike breakers. Tho
latter rushed out with switch irons
und Blmllar weapons and were on tho
point of charging tho crowd when tho
Eight cars In nnothor section of tho
city were attacked by mobs and the
crows were forced to abandon them.
The cars were then smashed. ,