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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1909.
Whitney Says Commander
Was Not to Blame.
COOK WOULD HAVE DONE SAME
Former Knew Absolutely Nothing
About What Had Been Left
With Young Sportsman by
New York, Sept. 30. Absolving Com
mander Robert E. Peury from all
blame In refusing to bring Dr. Frcder
lck A. Cook's effoets to New York from
Etah, Harry Whitney, the young mil
lionaire sportsman now on bis way
here on the steamer Jennie, has sent
the following dispatch to the newspa
pers: "So many questions are being asked
of me by different papers that I de
sire to make the following statement:
My reasons for not going back to Etah
after Dr. Cook's tilings were that the
engine In the Jeuule, one of the small
est boats" that ever went to the north
arctic, was not working satisfactorily
and we were depending partly on sails,
which later we hud to do entirely.
"There was no reason why the' Jea
nle could not have gone back, but not
knowing that Dr. Cook's things left
with mo were of such Importance as
they have since turned to be, I did
"In addition, I had promised the Es
kimos, who were with me after musk
oxen In Ellsmcre Land, certain things
which I expected on the ship coming
for me, but they were not aboard the
Jeanie, and I did not want to return
and disappoint the men. Another rea
son was that I wanted to prolong my
hunting trip, which I was able to do
by not going back, but by cutting
across Smith sound from North Star
bay and following the edge of the Ice
"I do not believe that either Dr.
Cook or Commander Peary If placed In
my position would have done any dif
ferently than I did, nor would they,
having started south for civilization,
have turned back.
"I had never seen Dr. Cook until I
met him in the arctic. He told me he
had been to the north pole, and I was
pledged not to reveal this fact to
Commander Peary, but I could say
that he had gone farther north than
Peary in 1000.
"Commander Peary, to my knowl
edge, knew absolutely nothing about
what lind been left with me by Dr.
Cook except that I mentioned instru
ments, clothes and furs and nlso a
narwhal horn. Dr. Cook's belongings
left in my charge wero placed in boxes
which were nailed up. Then I saw the
Eskimos cover them with rocks.
"No one could have been kinder to mo
or shown mo more consideration than
Commander Peary did while I was on
the Roosevelt, and he said he would
be very glad to have mo rcmnlr
aboard and return with him instead 01
joining the Jeanie."
EXPLORERS ORDER INQUIRY.
Club Will Investigate Cook's Claim
That He Ascended Mount McKinley.
New York, Sept. 30. By a vote of 5
to 3 the Explorers' club has ordered an
Inquiry into Dr. Cook's assertion that
ho ascended Mount McKinley in 1000.
The directors of the club have al
ready made extensive inquiries rela
tive to Dr. Cook's Mount McKinley
trip by correspondence and personal
interview, nnd they have obtained In
formation concerning It which lias not
hitherto been made public.
Commander Peary is president of the
Explorers' club and Dr. Cook a former
president. In deciding to look up the
matter of Dr. Cook's nsccnt of Mount
McKinley the club decided to call off a
banquet which had been planned in
Dr. Cook's honor.
COLONEL W. R. MORRISON DIES.
He 8erved Twelve Terms In Congress
nd Framed Tariff Bill.
Waterloo, 111., Sept. 30. Colonel Wil
liam R. Morrison, a veteran Demo
cratic leader, died suddenly at his
home here of heart disease, aged eighty,
He served twelve terms in congress
and whllo chairman of the house ways
and means commltteo introduced tho
tariff measure known as the "horizon
tal" or "Morrison" bill.
Ho retired from congress in 1887
nnd was placed on tho interstate com
merce commission by President Cleve
land, remaining in that position ten
Caponl Beats Thunderbolt 8mlth.
Columbus, O., Sept. 30. Tony Ca
ponl of Chicago was declared tho win
ner of a six round bout hero with
Thunderbolt Ed Smith of Columbus.
KILLED IN PAST AUTO RACE.
Mechanician Meets Death While Run
ning In Long Island Derby.
RIverhead, N. Y., Sept. 30. Thu
smashing of every existing American
record for automobile racing on the
open road and a fatal spill which cost
the life of one man and serious In
juries to another marked the running
of the Long Island automobile Derby
over twenty-two miles of hitherto un
tried road nt the eastern extremity of
Long Island, between RIverhead and
The casualties were caused by the
skidding of the Aperson car, driven by
Herbert Lytle, the veteran Vanderbllt
cup driver. The big sixty horsepower
machine was going at a rate of sixty
five miles an hour when It overturned.
Lytle shot clear oS the car and land
ed twenty feet away on his back. His
mechanician, James Bates, clung to
the car and was crushed under it as
It turned turtle. He died an hour later.
Lytle is In the hospital, and there Is
hope of his recovery.
The racing throughout was the fast
est ever witnessed in open road con
tests in this country. Louis Chevrolet
in a Bulck made 113.75 miles in 1 hour
37 minutes 30 3-10 seconds, breaking
all records for the class.
COMET ON EARTH'S PLANE.
Astronomer Says This Planet Will Be
Swept by "Star Dust."
Providence, R. I., Sept. 30. Frank E.
Seagrnve, the astronomer whose calcu
lations relative to Hnlley's comet have
attracted widespread attention, an
nounces that Hie comot In May 10,
1010, will reach the same plane as the
earth In Its orbit, and the tall of the
comet will sweep across this plane.
Earth and comet will meet on the
same plane, but not in the samo path.
There will bo 13.000,000 miles between
The fan of the comet's tall will
spread out, nnd for a short period the
earth will ilnd Itself swept by "star
dust" brought from many millions of
miles beyond the farthest known com
et. "There need be no scare over the ap
proaching event," said Mr. Seagrave.
"The end of the world will not come.
The nearest the comet can cyne ,to the
earth Is 6,235,000 miles."
GEN. GRANT NOT TO BLAME.
In Talk With Secretary of War He
Justifies His Action at Chicago.
Washington, Sept. 30. General Fred
erick D. Grant, commanding the de
partment of the lakes, nnd Secretary
of War Dickinson discussed nt the
war department the criticism directed
at the former because ho appeared In
the uniform of his rank at the head of
a prohibition parade In Chicago.
General Grant justified his action in
appearing in the parade on the ground
that It was a demonstration in favor
of good government and was not a
Inasmuch ns no orders were Issued
to General Grant to march in the pa
rade, Secretary Dickinson holds that
the former's presence therein cannot
be regarded as an olllclal action or as
giving the government's stamp of ap
proval to the object of the demon
stration, lie considers that no blame
attaches to General Grant.
MORSE TO GO BACK TO JAIL.
Must Stay In Tombs Two Days Before
Court of Appeals Sits.
New York, Sept. 30. Charles W.
Morse, the convicted financier, will
have to go back to the Tombs owing
to a lapse of two days between the
expiration on Oct. 0 of his bail bond
of $125,000 and the calling of his case
before the United States circuit court
of appeals on Oct. 11.
Mr. Morse and his lawyers spent
several hours in the federal building,
i where conferences were held with
Judge Lacombe and representatives of
I the United Stntes district attorney's
olllco in an effort to have his ball ex
tended. It was said, however, that
only the United States court of ap
peals could grant such a request and
that court does not meet until Oct. 11.
It Is expected, therefore, that Morse
will surrender himself on Oct. 0.
TWO AUT0M0BILISTS KILLED.
Newspaper Owner and Friend Were
Towing In Leo Stevens' Balloon.
Mlneola, N. Y., Sept. 30. Parker
Norton, owner of tho Mlneola Press,
and his friend, Edward Baker, proprie
tor of the Mlneola garage, were in
stantly killed in an automobile acci
dent near here.
Tho two men wero returning to the
village with the balloon of Leo Ste
vens, tho aeronaut, which had just de
scended from a long flight across Now
York city and Long Island.
With tho deflated Stovens balloon
packed in tho bottom of the car Wil
liam Watson, the chauffeur, turned
out for a farmer's wagon. His ma
chine struck a deep rut and swerved
into a telegraph pole. All three wero
thrown out, but Watson's Injuries are
Baldwin and Tomlinson Fall
on Way to Albany.
FORMER ALIGHTS IN HUDSON.
Wilbur Wright Circles the Statue of
Liberty In Three Successful At
tempts, and Curtiss Makes
a Brief Trip.
New York, Sept. 30. Wilbur Wright
circled the great Statue of Liberty In
his aeroplane here, while In the upper
part of tho city two huge dirigible bal
loons fell itigloriously ou wuter and
Both Wright nnd Glenn II. Curtiss
soared successfully from the aero
drome on Governors island In their
motor propelled biplanes. Both great
dirigibles, manned by Captnln Thomas
Baldwin nnd George L. Tomlinson re
spectively and entered In the $10,000
New York to Albany race, were forced
to descend because of mechanical dif
ficulties before they were well uudei
Wilbur Wright made three sensation
al flights, and Curtiss made one brief
though successful test flight of thirty
seconds' duration. Baldwin with his
dirigible descended in the Hudson river
BALDWIN'S AIRSHIP FALLING.
less than an hour after the start, while
Tomlinson after remaining in the nh
two hours earno to earth near White
Plains, N. Y., twenty-two miles from
his starting point. Neither of the dlrl
gllile pilots was injured nor was eithei
craft seriously damaged.
In his first flight Wilbur Wright went
around Governors island and remained
In the air for seven minutes. After an
hour's rest Wright again went aloft,
this time remaining In the nir for six
minutes and thirty seconds, attaining
a speed estimated at fifty miles an
hour, and with a glorious sweep out
over the bay passed entirely around
the great emblem of liberty on Bed
In ills third flight the Dayton aviator
executed two complete circles In the
nir, then made nn excellent landing,
while tho crowd, including his rival,
Curtiss, commented on tho ease with
which ho manipulated his craft.
Although the start of tho dirigible
balloon race to Albany was considera
ble of a fiasco, it is announced that tho
balloons will be made ready for an
other flight without delay.
Tomlinson was the first to start on
the trip which ho hoped would end at
Albany. Surrounded by n great cheer
ing crowd, ho got away and headed
north on the easterly side of the Hud
son. Baldwin arose fifteen minutes
later, shot out directly over tho mid
son nnd began traveling toward the
stato capital, almost over the middle
of the river. In a few moments ho
was lost to view in tho slight mist
which hung over tho river, but in his
elevated seat he was being bothered by
cross air currents. A puff of wind
snapped oue of his rudder ropes, and
he was forced to begin his descent on
the water, 250 feet off the Jersey shore
and opposite One Hundred nnd Nine
The balloon came down easily, Cap
tain Baldwin threw out dragnets and
sailors from the battleships Rhode
Island, New Jersey and North Caro
lina, who saw his plight, swarmed to
bis rescue in launches. They seized
tho dragnets and managed to hold up
the balloon so that only the motor was
wet. Baldwin swung himself into a
bont without getting wet A gang of
Bailors then pushed tho big bag ashore,
where it was loaded In a wagon and
returned to the starting point. Bald
win's maximum height was 800 feet.
Tomlinson in the meantime, at a
height of about 300 feet, had been go
ing northward over land when both his
gasoline nnd oil tanks began leaking.
Fearing nn explosion, he was forced to
come to enrth on a country estate near
White Plains. This feat he accom
plished without mishap. Tomlinson
was fouud sitting calmly In his seat
trying to stop the flow of oil nnd gaso
line from their tanks. He was unln
Games Played In National, American
and Eastern Leagues,
At Pittsburg New York. 6: Pittsburg, i.
Batteries Drucke and Wilson; Maddox,
Camnltz, Gibson and Simon.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 7; Brooklyn,
t. Batteries Fromme and Clarke; WI1
hclm and Marshall.
At St. Louis St. Louts, 2; Boston, 1.
Batteries Hlgglns and Bliss; Curtis and
At Chicago Chicago, 6; Philadelphia, 4.
Batteries Pfelster and Moran; McQuillan
Second game Chicago, 0; Philadelphia,
3. Batteries Raybrown and Moran;
Moren and Dooln.
STANDING OP THE CLUBS.
w. Ij. p.c. w. i P.C.
Plttsburg.lOG 39 .731 Phlla'phla70 76 .473
Chicago... 99 47 .673 St. Louis. 60 91 .835
New York 88 5G .611 Brooklyn . 51 94 .852
Cincinnati 75 72 .510 Boston.... 39 103 .275
At New York New York. 6; St. Louis, 2.
Batteries Lake and Blair; Rose and Kil
llfer. Second game New York, 11; St. Louis,
0 (called by darkness end of eighth In
ning). Batteries Hughes and Sweeney;
McCor'ry, Smith and Kllllfor.
At Boston Detroit, 5; Boston, 0. Bat
terleB Kllllan and Schmidt; Arellanes,
Karger and Carrlgan.
Second game Detroit, 8; Boston, 3.
Batteries Kllllan and Schmidt; Clcotte
At PhlladeSphla-Chlcago, 2; Phlladel
phla, 1 (10 Innings). Batteries Walsh and
Payne; Plank nnd Lapp.
Second game Philadelphia, 10; Chicago,
1. Batteries Bender and Lapp; White
At Washington Washington, 7; Cleve
land, 3. Batteries Groome and Slattery;
Winchell nnd Illgglns.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. w. It, P.C.
Detroit.... 97 52 .052 NeWYork71 7fl .4S3
Phllu'phla 93 55 .028 Cleveland. 70 79 .470
Boston.... i5 02 .578 St. Louis. 00 SO .411
Chicago... 75 73 .507 Wush'ton. 40 108 .270
PANAMA LIBEL SUIT UP.
Court In Indianapolis Refuses GoVern
ment Plea For Further Delay.
Indianapolis, Ind!, Sept. 30. Judge
Anderson of tho United Stntes district
court refused an application by the de
partment of justice for further delay
iu the preliminary hearing of Delavnn
Smith and Charles R. Williams, pro
prietors of tho Iudlanapolls News,
who are under Indictment by tho fed
eral grand jury of the District of Co
lumbia charged with having criminal
ly libeled Theodora Roosevelt, Douglas
Robinson, William Nelson Cromwell,
Charles P. Tnft and others by Intimat
ing in published articles that there
was corruption in the purchase of the
Panama canal zone by the United
States from the French companies.
Tlie government, through United
Stntes District Attorney Miller, nsked
for a rocontlnuanco until after the
trial of the publishers of tho New
York World on a similar charge, which
is set for Oct. 20 in New York city.
Attorneys for Smith and Williams,
who are opposing their removal to the
District of Columbia for triaj, pro
tested against further delay in the pro
ceedings, and the court uphold them.
JEFFRIES LOSING FLESH.
American Heavyweight In Training
Near Paris to Meet Johnson.
Paris, Sept. 30. James J. Jeffries,
the American heavyweight lighter, is
doing his work at Jim Pratt's quar
ters at Neullly, on tho Seine, a suburb
of Paris, preparatory to his meeting
with Jack Johnson, tho colored cham
pion. Jim Pratt, who has followed the
fighters for years, considers Jeffries in
the pink of condition and ready to en
ter the ring with Johnson. "Jeffries
is as quick as lightning," ho said. "The
treatment which ho underwent at
Narlenbad has reduced his superfluous
fat, and his waist line has fallen away
practically to normal. His weight is
about 225 pounds. All that Jeffries
needs now Is to get his muscles in
trim, nnd I nni sorry that his train
ing, which was confined largely to
punching the bag and skipping tho
rone, has been interruuted."
To Go For Instruments Next Year.
St. John's, N. F., Sept. 30. Members
of tho stenm schooner Jeanie, on which
Harry Whitney arrived here from In
dian Harbor, say that when Mr. Whit
ney learned In Labrador of the lmppr
tant bearing Dr. Cook's instruments
havo on the polar controversy he en
gaged Captain Sam Bartlett and his
vessel to go up next year and recover
Dr. Cook's belongings at Etah.
Astronomer's Library to College.
New York, Sept. 30. Tho library of
Simon Newcomb, the astronomer, who
dlod in Washington last summer, has
been presented to tbe College of the
City of New York by John Claflln. It
consists of 0,000 volumes and about
3,000 rare pamphlets.
25,000 In Land Parade In
WEST POINT CADETS IN LINE.
United States Regular Troops, Na
tional Guard Regiments and
Sailors From American and
Foreign Warships Join.
Now York, Sept. 30. The fourth of
the great open air pageants in the
Hudson-Fulton celebration was a great
military parade, in which more than
25,000 took part. The line of march
was six miles, along Fifth avenue.
Fifty-ninth street and Central Park
Such Immense crowds of spectators
were massed along both sides of the
streets through which the parade
passed that It required more than
0,000 policemen, two-thirds of the en
tire force, to maintain the lino lntnct.
In nil there were something like forty
policemen to every block nnd other
men nt the Intersection of streets used
by trolley lines.
Tho West Point cadets, a splendid
body of yojng men. were accorded a
position in tho column immediately
preceding the regular troops. Tho ca
dets came down from West Point on
tho steamer Plymouth and landed at
the West One Hundred nnd Twenty
ninth street pier nt 11 o'clock.
Major General Charles F. Roe was
the grand marshal, with Lieutenant
Colonel George Albert Wlngnte as his
chief of staff. The first three divisions
wore made up of the segulars and the
sailors nnd marines from the war
ships. The fourth division, under commnhd
'of Brigadier General George Moore
'Smith, comprised the vnrious compa
nies of the national guard, including
Squadron C, the Twenty-second regi
ment, engineers; First bnttallon, field
artillery; the field hospital corps, the
coast artillery corps of tho Ninth.
Eighth and Thirteenth nrtillery dis
tricts. Brigadier General David E.
Austen commanding; the First bri
gade, under command of Colonel Dan
iel Appleton and comprising the First
company, slgnnl corps, nnd the Sev
enth, Twelfth, Seventy-first and Seventy-fourth
regiments, infantry, nnd
tho Second brigade. Colonel John G.
Eddy commanding, comprising tho
Second compnny, signal corps, nnd the
Twenty-third, Fourteenth nnd Forty
The fifth division of the parade con
tained tho two battalions of the naval
militia, the sixth, the Albany burgess
corps, the Old Guard and the Blythe
wood light Infantry; the seventh divi
sion, the Spanish war veterans, and
the eighth, various semlinllltnry or
ganizations. Along the lino of march there were
fourteen police signal stations, twenty
eight police patrol telephone boxes in
charge of competent operators who
could get In touch with headquarters
or any part of the parade at any mo
ment, eleven ambulance stations nnd
twenty-one patrol wagons. Seven pa
trol wagons were held In reserve.
At the end of the parade a policeman
wns assigned to each division of for
eign snilors and marines to escort
tliom to the landings whence they
went nboard their ships.
MRS. THAW'S BROTHER HELD.
Arrested on Charge of Trying to Pawn
Glass Rings as Diamonds.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 30. How
ard Nesbit, brother of Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw, who when first placed In cus
tody gave the, name of Campbell, was
arrested In n pawnshop hero while try
ing to dispose of a ring which he rep
resented as being a diamond for $33.
An examination by the pawnbroker
proved the stone to be glass. A search
of Nesbit's room In a hotel here
brought to light six more glass rings.
Ho admitted to tho police that ho had
attempted to dispose of some of the
rings in Bridgeport, but at four places
they refused to make a loan on them.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was 2V4 per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices of stocks were:
Amal. Copper... 83 Norf. & West... 96
Atchison 123V4 Northwestern ..19GH
B. & 0 119 Penn. IU It 160
Brooklyn It. T.. 80 Reading 169
Ches. &Ohlo.... 86 Rock Island. 39
C. ,C..C.&St.L.. 76 St. Paul 162
D. &H 193V4 Southern Pae...l34
Erie 83W Southern ny.... El
Gen. Electric. ..167 South. Ry. pf... 70
111. Central 154 Sugar 134
Int.-Met HT4 Texas Pacific... 35
Louis. & Nosh.. 153 Union Pacific. I0SVI
Manhattan 142 U. 8. Steel 89
Missouri Pac... 69VS U. S. Steel pf...l!0
N. Y. Central. ...137 West. Union.... 79
President Sees Alaska Ex
position and Likes It.
MEETS AN OLD SWEETHEART.
While Going Through Great Frr.;.t
Region He Confesses He In
herited a Fondness For Ap
ples From His Uncle.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 30. President
Taft Is having a most enthusiastic
welcome here uud .will remain until to
morrow, when he Teaves for Tacoma.
Tho president nnd bis party were
met at the Union station by a recep
tion committee, who came in automo
biles uud took him to the Rainier club,
where a reception in honor of the pres
ident was given by Mrs. Richard A.
Baillnger, wife of the secretary of the
Great throngs gathered lu the streets
through which the president passed,
and there was cheering at every step
of the way.
A visit to tho Alaska-Yukon-Paclflc
exposition followed. The president
visited every portion of the grounds,
inspected the principal exhibits and.
expressed himself as delighted with
the exposition. He made an nddresa
In the National amphitheater and will
also speak at a banquet in the exposi
tion grounds tills evening.
At North Ynklmn, on his way here,
the president saw one of the oldest ir
rigated fruit regions in the west. The
great yield of apples especially attract
ed his attention, nnd he said he was
fond of them.
"Iu fact," declared the president, "I
am supposed to havo Inherited the
taste of nn uncle of mine who is reput
ed to have said that he would not put
his mouth out of pucker with less than,
a peek.'-' ,.
Flowers strewn over pathway?
spread before the"pre'sidcht',flsne rode
through the streets of North Yakima,
and deep throated men and women
greeted him with wild cheers us he
rose to address them In in the court
house square. The ride had taken him
through the Yakima valley, where
more thousunds of acres of sage brush,
land has been transformed Into golden,
fruit soil by tho spread of the gospel
of reclamation and into the president's
ears lias been poured again those mar
velous stories of progress.
As a result of It all the president
been mo Infected with that picturesque
Imagery which he frequently referred
to as a marked trait of the people of
tho west. Mayor P. M. Armbruster of
North Yakima presented him with a.
basket of big red apples in behnlf oC
President Taft met an old sweet
heart at North Ynklmn and proudly
boasted of the fnct during his address
at tho courthouse, nil hough he did not
mention her name. He alluded to the
fact as anotlwr bond between himself
and the citizens of that region. The
president referred to Mrs. Betty
Hodges, formerly Miss Betty Evans.
Twenty years ago Elizabeth Evans
lived In Cincinnati near the home of
the Tafts. She Is now Mrs. Betty
Hodges and Is tho owner of nn orchard
In Yakima valley. Mrs. Hodges called
on the president in his car, and the
two spent ten minutes talking of old
SPAIN CELEBRATES VICTORY.
General Marina's Capture of Mount
Gurugu Arouses Enthusiasm.
Madrid, Sept. 30. Madrid and nil tho
other cities in. Spain are enthusiastic
ally celebrating General Marina's vic
tory of tho Moors in the capture of
General Marina reports that ho di
vided 00,000 men and sixty-eight can
non into two columns. One column
wns sent north to Capo Tres Forcas to
prevent the possibility of n rear at
tack, and the other was sent south
ward. Both operations wore success
ful, and after Nador and Zeluan were
taken tho Moors found themselves out
flanked nnd evacuated the territory.
Tho Spanish forces scaled tho sides
of the mountain nnd planted the flag
on its summit.
Shoots Sister and Brother, Ends Life.
Woodstock, Conn., Sept. 30. In a flt
of anger on falling to get an answer to
a telephone call Constantino Brunn, a
farmer of this place, shot and killed
bis sister Frelda, fatally wounded hla
brother, Dr. A. E. Brunn, and then,
T. B. Wanamaker's Widow Weds Again
Philadelphia, Sept. 30. Mrs. Thomas
B. Wunamaker, widow of the lato
Thomas B. Wanamaker, son of John
Wanamakor, was married hero to Dr.
Archibald G. Thomson of this city.
Only a few relatives and friends were