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VOL. XLIX.-XO. 15,290.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
COAL KING'S RELICT
OF FRANCE SHOT
BRAIN OF CAESAR'
E HITS 0. K.
JAPAN IS FAVOBED
MAX WITH - GKUDGE AGAINST
MRS. CARRIE HAYES D I L WORTH
TO BE BRIDE AGAIX.
NEW YORK MINISTER LI REN
WAR DEPARTMENT AIMS.
, RICH MAN TO .ROMAN.
New York, He Says.
HIS WIFE ALSO DISAPPEARS
Doctor's Confidant, Wack,
Goes Into Seclusion, Too.
PLOT FEARED, 'TIS SAID
Phj-slcian's Friends Say Scheme to
Steal Records and Kidnap Far
Xorth Traveler Prompts
. His . Sadden Exit.
NEW TORK, Not. S. They found
Ir. Frederick A. Cook tonight. That
Is, an authoritative statement issued
by his brother. W. L. Cook, sarins; that
tha explorer who mysteriously disap
peared from public view yesterday was
still near New York recuperating:. He
was on the verge of a nervous col
lapse and his retirement was abso
The statement, as issued by Dr.
Cook's brother, follows:
Dr. Cook Is in the vicinity of New
Tork City trying; to get a much-needed
rest. If he decides to go to Europe
his departure will be no secret. I
think that his friends and critics alike
should be charitable enough to permit
him to rest until his health is fully
Cook Avoid Papers.
"He has not been reading; the news
papers in tha last few days and is not
responsible for the statements Issued
by those who were acting as bis
spokesmen. In sending; his data to
Copenhagen. Ir. Cook has fulfilled his
. obligations to the public."
Tha foregoing was issued by tha ex
plorer's brother in view of the fact
that the doctor's apparent seclusion
caused great anxiety on the part of his
friends, leaving even John TL Bradley,
his financial backer, puzzled and ex
asperated. Mrs. Cook Is also in New Tork City,
but her exact whereabouta has not
Many Seek Explorer.
The sudden shift of base by which Dr,
Cook, the seeker, became Dr. Cook, the
ought, has enlisted a small army of
eager explorers, who have been able to
contribute facts of collateral interest only
Dr. Cook was still in retreat tonight.
Mr. Wack. his counsel, has gone to the
country for a week, also to seek aedu
sion. Mr. Wack. his confidant, still af
firms he knows where Dr. Cook is, and
that he is not going to tell.
.Cook's Friends Explain.
Friends of Dr. Cook undertook to e-x-plain
the situation today in this wlse:
'It is true." they say, "that the doc
tor's fesrs have been greatly overworked
on by the belief of some of those with
whom he associated that there exists
plot to steal his records, even to spirit
him away in person. He even engaged
two private detectives to shadow his
"Mrs. Cook and those In her' confi
dence felt that this atmosphere was not
good for the doctor, and arranged to
have him conveyed Into seclusion. The
'pctor intended no mystery. All that
aspect of his jiff air a has resulted from
the announcement made by Mr. Wack,
who haa not seen Dr. Cook for a week,
and merely acted on the presumption
that be was to sail on the Caronla."
Mrs. Cook Also Gone.
Mrs. Cook's whereabouts are as much
a mystery as those of her husband. She
Is supposed to be staying somewhere in
the city, but Just where .could not be
Dr, jL'ook's health is matter of great
concern among his friends. Prior to his
sudden retirement, he was reported to
be on the verge of nervous breakdown,
and it la assumed by some that the ne
cessity for absolute rest may have
prompted his wife to Insist on his seclu
WELLMAX SCOFFS AT DR. COOK
Correspondent-Explorer Belittles Re
port of North Pole Find.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Walter Well
man, whose preparations for a conquest
of the North Pole in an airship wera
abandoned upon the announcement of the
claims of Dr. Frederick A. Cook and Com
mander Robert E. Peary, tonight Issued a
long statement In which he analyzed the
narratives of the two explorers, declaring
that of Peary "precise, workman-like,
consistent, credible In every particular."
and denouncing that of Dr. Cook as a
self-evident and even deliberate Im
posture. "Cook's story is suspicious, both in
what it does tell and what It does not
tell." Mr. Wellman declares. "He is
generally vague and Indefinite, but, like
most men of his class, altogether too pre
cise at the wrong place. Nowhere does
his story ring true. It is always an ap
proximation of reality itself. This Is true
of bis figures and his description of
"Three of us who have had a share In
Arctic work and who have felt anxiety
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Victim, Mistaken for Minister of
War, Felled on Hotel Steps.
PARIS. Nov. 8. A' man believed to be
insane, and hu. ing an imaginary griev
ance against the War Department, shot
and seriously wounded General Verahd
today tn the steps of the Hotel Conti
nental as the general was entering the
building to attend a banquet.
The man was arrested. Iter it was
learned that he had mistaken uenerai
Verand for General Brun, Minister 01
The attempted assassination created a
sensation. It occurred a few moments
after President Fallleres left the Hotel
Bristol, near by. where he was calling
on King Manuel of Portugal. As four
shots rang out, people in the streets
thought an attempt had been made
against the life of the President or the
King of Portugal.
The assailant, who Is an Algerian,
was overpowered with difficulty, and was
found to be a walking arsenal of re
volvers and daggers. General Verand re
ceived bullets in the neck and forehead,
and his condition is considered serious.
FARMER BLOCKS RAILROAD
Files on Water Right and Great
Northern Engines Go Dry.
SPOKANE. Wash., Nov, 28. (Special.)
Because of the failure of the Great North
ern Railroad to secure a water right on
the anrinsr. near Eohrata, where It has
been a-ettlns- water for 16 years, F. A.
ToIIIver and Son, of ' Taylorsvllie. 111.
made a filing and shut off the water pend
ing the settlement of a suit, and a half
dozen Mogul engines have gone dry on
the main line of the Great Northern as
a result Two trains are laid up at
Eohrata for lack of water. Ephrata la
the only station between Wilson Creek
and Trinidad at which engines can get
In the foothills west of the town is a
bubbling spring that years ago, when the
country was first opened, was piped to
the Great Northern tracks for water for
engines. Only a lease on the 'pipeline
running 80 rods from the spring to the
track was obtained. Jesse Cyrus, on whose
farm the spring is situated, recently sold
the property to the Illinois men and they
Immediately found they could use tha
water to greater advantage for trriga
tion and city use and began suit.
Dilatory tactics delayed court proceed
ings, so Tolllver shut oft the .water
and advised the company - to settle the
TRIBUTE TO JOHNSON PAID
Taft and Hughes Join in Honoring
Late Governor's Memory.
NEW TORK. Nov. 38. Tribute to the
memory of John A. Johnson, late Demo
cratic Governor of Minnesota, was paid
by President Taft, by Governor Hughes
of this state, by Charles A. Towne ex
Vnited States' Senator from Minnesota
and others at a memorial meeting held
today at the Broadway Tabernacle here
under the auspices of the American and
Mr. Taft's tribute came In the form
of a letter.
STORM SWEEPS NEBRASKA
Worst Sleet Fall in Tears Demoral-
LINCOLN, Neb.. Nov. 3. The worst
sleet storm for years In Lincoln and
southeastern Nebraska early this morn
ing worked havoc with the telegraph and
telephone systems, demoralized street
lighting and stopped streetcar traffic.
A heavy rain last night was followed by
freezing temperature. The trains enter
ing Lincoln were, from two to ten hours
DR. FREDERICK A.
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Secretary of Interior
Files Strong Report.
FOREST SERVICE WAR FORGO
Congress Merely Asked to De
fine Powers of Office.
POWER SITES MAIN TOPIC
Framework of New Law Given
Land Statutes Obsolete, New Coal
Act Needed Tax Railway
Holdings, He Trges.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Nov. 28. If Congress carries out
all the recommendations made by Secre
tary of the Interior Bellinger in his an
nual report to the President, practical
and fair-minded advocates of conserva
tion of natural resources will have noth
ing to ask beyond -a strict enforcement
of the law. The Secretary's report, made
public today, has been read and approved
by President Taft. and therefore may be
regarded as voicing his own views and
opinions upon the various subjects dealt
with, and to that extent is an indication
of the recommendations which the Presl
dent himself will submit to Congress
when it convenes next Monday.
) Report, Plain, Strong.
Secretary Ballinger's report Is, in no
degTee sensational. It is a plain, force
ful recital of conditions as they exist. In
It the many weaknesses of the public land
laws are pointed out, and practical rem
edies are suggested. The report gives
evidence of great study of the various
problems discussed, and indicates the
minuteness with which the new Secre
tary of the Interior has gone into the
details of the work of his department.
From first to last the report l free
from 'comment -on buree-us-oot under the
Jurisdiction of the Secretary of. the In
terior: There is no reference to friction
with the Forest Service, but at places,
reading between the lines, can be found
Indications of the Secretary's desire that
Congress shall absolutely define the pow
ers of the Secretary of the Interior, so
that in future there will be no excuse
whatever for officiate of another depart
ment undertaking to dictate questions of
policy and administration to his branch
of the Government service.
Power Sites Foremost.
Because of the prominence given to the
question of water powers through news
papers and magazines of late. Secretary
Ballinger's views on that subject perhaps
outahadow all other features of his re
port, la discussing power-sites, the Sec
retary presents a complete plan of legis
lation, which is offered as a suggestion
for the guidance of Congress, and not
with the Idea that his recommendations
will be followed explicitly. Ttather, the
plan Is presented as a basis for discus
sion, and incidentally It may be said It
Is the first definite plan of power-site leg
islation yet presented by any Government
official. With reference to this topic the
In anticipation of new lac-lalatlon by Con
gress to prevent the acquleition of power
Itea on the public domain by private per-
aona or corporations with the view of
monopolizing or adversely controlling them
asalnst the public mtereata, there have been
temporarily withdrawn from all forma of
entry approximately 603. 3SS acre, covering
all locationa known to poaaees power possl-
bllitlea on unappropriated landa outside of
Nationat foresta. Without such withdrawals,
theae altea would be enterable under exist
ing laws, and their patenting would leave
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THREE PICTURES OP ARCTIC EXPLORER WHOSE DISAPPEARANCE
Rev. S. G. Craig, Ebensbnrg,- Pa.
Parson, Wins Widow He
- . Resigns to Study.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Nov. 28.-(Special.)
Mrs. Carrie Hayes Dilworth, .widow of
the late George Morgan Dilworth, the
Pittsburg coaL operator, is soon to become
the bride of Rev. Samuel G. Craig,
Presbyterian ninister of Ebensburg, Pa,
No publicity has been given the en
gagementas Mr. Dilworth died only
about a year ago. Mrs. Dilworth has
Summer home at Ebensburg and met Mr,
Craig, who was pastor of a small church,
while she was attending charitable duties
Mr. Cra!g resigned his pastorate some
time ago and went to Europe to study
He returned recently and. is now m New
Tork City. Mrs. Dilworth Is also in New
Mrs. DII worth's income is .estimated
conservatively at $50,000 a year. She had
great wealth in her own right before she
beoame the bride of Mr. Dilworth. She
spent much of her (time at ' Ebensburg
after her husband's death. There she
met the pastor in charge of the small
Presbyterian Church many times. With
kindred temperaments their romance de
Mrs. Dilworth attaches no Importance
to the difference In wealth and social po
WOMEN FIGHT KNIFE DUEL
Trouble Arises Over Old Quarrel
and One Dies.
BRADFORD. Ark., Nov. 28. In a street
duel with knives at Alicia today, Miss
Nora Owens was injured fatally by Miss
Stella Belk. and died a. few minutes
The duel was the result of an old
quarrel. Miss Owens was cut in four
places, the fatal wound being in the left
breast, where an artery leading to the
heart was severed.
Miss Belk was arrested.
COREA SUCCEED ZELAYA?
Selection for President Meets Uncle
... Sam's Approval. -.. -
NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 28. It was
rumored- tonight L. F. Corea, former
Nicaraguan Minister to the. United States,
is slated to succeed Zelaya as president
of Nicaragua, and that his candidacy
will meet with the favor of the United
While definite knowledge as to the plans
Is lacking, it is believed he left here to
night for Washington.
DEMOCRATS SEE HARMON
Ohio Governor Looked Upon as Pres
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 28. Ex-Gover
nor R- jd. "jienn, oi Aonn Carolina, in
an Interview today, said:
"Judson Harmon, Governor of Ohio, will
be next Presidential nominee of the Dem
ocratic party. In my Judgment.- Every
where I have been I have found Harmon
to be the leading candidate In public and
WASCO RESIDENCE BURNED
$10,000 ' Home of G. X. Crosfield
Goes Up in Smoke.
WASCO, Or., Nov. 28. (Special.)
The $10,000 residence of G. N. Crosfield
was destroyed by fire tonight. The
re was first discovered about C o'clock.
Owing to the dwelling being outside
of the fire limits, it was difficult to
reach it. Mr. Crosfield left on this
morning's train, and particulars re
garding insurance were not obtainable.
DR. COOK IX ARCTIC SUIT.
Pres. Gomez Adminis
VICE-PRESIDENT IN MOVE
Scherr Unearthed to Place
Zayas in Power.
PARTY LEADERS STARTLED
Liberals Wake Up When Gomez De
clares He Will Name Cabinet
Members to Suit Himself Ne--gro
Party Plans Bother.
HAVANA. Nov. 2S. Not since the down
fall of - the administration of President
Palma has the political atmosphere of
Cuba been more obscured and more laden
with suggestions of trouble than now.
The re-established republic is scarcely
nine months old and already rumors are
persistent ttat some way Is being sought
to secure the retirement of Presiden
Gomez, either . by persuasion or compul
sion and to place "Vice-President Zayas at
the head of the nation.
Gomez Had Support.
When General Gomez became chief
magistrate, followers of Zayas stood
shoulder to shoulder with those of the
president and even the conservative op
position which had sustained the banner
of General Menocal in the campaign of
the Drevlous Summer, lent him their
loyal support in the determination to give
the new administration a trial. '
That they regard the trial as a failure
Is evidenced by their manifesto issued
shortly before the reconvening of Con
gress In which thly declared their inten
tion of beginning an active campaign
against the administration. Probably the
most serious condition that the president
faces -,is that resulting from the con
tinued failure of efforts to effect a com
plete fusion between his partisans and
those of Zayas.
For three years negotiations to this end
have' been in progress and at least half
a dozen times announcement has Been
made of their success.. In the presidential
campaign there was a truce, but with the
beglning of the distribution of offices
under the new administration mutual dis
trust was re-established.
Gomez Startles Leaders.
A few days ago. General Gomez startled
the liberal leaders In a letter In which he
stated that, so far as he was officially
Concerned he had decided to consider the
fusion as an accomplished fact and, in
view of this, he would make appointments
to his Cabinet without' reference to the
particular faction of the Liberal party to
which the appointee might have belonged.
The attitude of the president was par
ticularly objectionable to the Zayasites be
cause the important post of secretary of
state recently was made vacant by the
resignation of Justo Garcia Velez, a
prominent member of the faction, and it
was stated the president would fill it with
one of his own supporters.
The incident has served to defer the ac
complishment of actual fusion and, should
it result in freaking off existing negotia
tions. ' it is not improbable that the ad
ministration will have two opposing
parties with which to deal.
Negro Party Plans Bother.
Another disquieting feature of the situa
tion Is the renewal of agitation for the
formation cf a negro party. Steps pre-
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PRESENTS PECULIAR FEATURES.
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Rev. Oscar Haywood Calls Oil Trust
Magnate to Account for "10 0.
Words to Religion."
NEW TORK. Nov. ,28. John D. Rocke
feller's most needed contribution to re
ligion, according to Rev. Oscar Haywood,
of this city, is words, not money. Such
an expression of his, Dr. Haywood con
tends, would do more than anything else
to equalize religious differences and
tablish a broad bond of brotherhood.
"Rockefeller has the brain of Caesa
and unlimited moral Influence," said the
clergyman in his sermon at the Church
of the Covenant today.
Then let our most conspicuous man
of wealth define his position with refer
ence to evangelical Christianity. For
one, I would await with confidence his
"He is the founder of a scientific unl
versity which proposes to substitute sci
entific philosophies for the speculativ
ones ftnd scientific hypothesis for the
simple religion of faith, creating an aris
tocracy of scholars and accentuating the
imaginary gulf between the -rich and the
poor. Now let him make the contribu
tion of 100 words to the world's religious
CLAUDE B. FISK IS DEAD
Well-Known Newspaper and Theat
rical Man Passes Suddenly.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 28. Claude
B. Fisk. newspaper and theatrical man
son of General Clinton B. Fisk, founder
of Fisk University, of Nashville, Tenn
was found dead In bed this, morning. He
had been ill only a few days. He was
a native of St. Louis.
He was formerly city editor of the
New Tork Evening Journal, and later
of the Chicago Examiner, and then be
came connected with Keith & Proctor'
theatrical - enterprises. A year ago he
came to San Antonio to engage in news
paper work. His mother, Mrs. Clinton
B. Fisk, and a sister live in New York.
His wife, May Isbeil Fisk, is an actress,
now playing in London.
MME. STEINHEIL BARRED
London Hotel Will Not Harbor Fa
mo us Frenchwoman.
LONDON, Nov. 28. Mme. Stetnheil, re
cently acquitted in Paris of the charge
of murdering her husband, arrived in
London this morning. She traveled un
der the name of Mme. Dumont.
She evaded the crowd of waiting re
porters and went to a hotel. Traced to
this place, she declined to see anybody
and the manager of the hotel, upon learn
ing her identity, requested her to leave.
She took a train at Euston station, it is
believed, for Liverpool.
LUMBER JUMPS SKYWARD
Western Canadian Mills Report Too
WINNIPEG, Man.. Nov. 28. Rough
lumber advanced l per 1000 all over
Northwestern Canada Saturday. Mills
are calling in traveling salesmen be
cause of the rush of orders.
Export mills in British Columbia re
port a largely-increased business in the
United States, this being one cause for
the advance. Another advance will take
place before Spring.
COTTON CROP TOTAL OUT
Figures of Correspondents ' Place
. Quantity of 10,625,000 Hales.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 2S. The
Times-Democrat in presenting its cor
respondent's final report on the cotton
crop of 1909. states that the consensus
of opinion points to a total of 10,625,000
Photo copyright. 1909, by Georgre Granthan Ban.
SNAPSHOT OF DR. COOK.
Accuses U. S. of Work
ing Against China.
REPORT QUICKLY SUPPRESSED
State Department Finally Ad
mits Its Receipt.
AMERICAN TRADE INJURED
Japanese Commercial Methods in
Manchuria Declared to Be Winked
At by This Government, Though
Realized to Be Harmful.
NEW TORK. Nov. 2S.-(Special.)-The
New Tork Times, in Its Washington cor- 1
respondence, prints a voluminous report
from the American Vice-Consul-General '
at Mukden, showing how American trade j
has been injured by Japanese commercial (
methods in Manchuria, and virtually
charges that the report was suppressed
by the State- Department because it de
picted a situation different from what it
is desired to have believed with refer
ence to Japan, China and the open door.
At first denied by State Depart
ment officials that the report in question,
written by Frederick D. Cloud. Vice-Consul-General
in charge at Mukden, had
been received, it was later admitted it
had been, but that it had not been pub
lished because it was not borne out by
information contained In reports from
other sources and because -it was regarded
as 'arithmetically interesting" only.
The article in the Times, which was fol
lowed by another of similar material to
day, has attracted much attention in busi
ness circles which have felt that the
American State Department was taking'
the Japanese side in Oriental diplomacy
as against the Chinese.
In the suppressed report, Vice-Consui-
Generai Cloud said In part:
'Ever since the reopening of Manchu
ria to foreign trade at the close of the
Russo-Japanese War, Importers have
complained of the unfair advantages af
forded their Japanese competitors through
discriminating freight rates on the South
Manchurian Railway, and because Japan
ese merchants were allowed to bring
their goods into Manchuria without pay
ing the prescribed import and other du
ties. 'This Is the first time, however, thnt
the Chinese government has seen fit to
take action, and to bring the matter to
the attention of the other governments
The report then goes at length into
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NDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum tmperatur, 59
degree ; minimum, 4K degrees.
TODAY'S Rain: fresh outh wind.
General Verand, of Prance. Is iihot by Al
gerian, who mistook him for tno Min
ister of War. Page 1.
Selection of King Edward ad arbiter of Al-
sop claim gives satisfaction, page 3.
Reichstag to be opened by Kaiser next
Tuesday. Page li.
Death struggle between Insurgents and Zel-
ayans at hand. Page
Cuban Republic shaking, administration of
President Gomez being tnreatencd ) by
enemies. Page 1. J
King Manuel's visit puzzles England; may
be after wife. Page a.
Secretary of Interior Ballinger flls his re
port which Is approved by Taft. Page 1.
Consuls report that State Department fav
ors japan against nina. suppressed.
President Taft in annual message to Con-
gress to take a lap at sugar trust. Page 2.
Girl, after reading case of Alma Bell, with
whom she sympathized, shoots her nance
and drinks acid. Page 3.
Waiter Wellman North Pole aeeker, de-
?'i-jct3 Explorer Cook and story an a
deiiueraN? Imposture; praise for Com
mander iXary. Page 1.
Widow of (Je.V-ge Morgan Dilworth. Pitts
burg coal kig, to wed minister. Page 1.
Army of explorvrs after Dr. Cook fall tn
learn his whAreahouts, but his brother
ays he Is still In New York. Page 1.
New York preachev says Rockefeller haa
"brain of Caesar." Page 1.
Henry Clews" lov of art causes disruption
in his family. Page 3.
Big swimming contest, scheduled for Christ
mas day. is cinched, according to work of
Multnomah's swimming instructor.
Indications on bid of six figures needed for
Jeff-Johnson right. Page S.
Dugdale. after talking; with California man
agers. Ielievs Northwestern will have
Portland taam. Page 8.
Twenty Japs killed, 15 injured, commercial
traveler crushed In wreck of Great
Northern work train near Vancouver,
B. C. Pago 5.
Idaho ProbibltlonUta say they will have
majority in lower hoii-e. Page a.
Gale maroons ten Argo refugees on Colum
bia River lightship. Page o.
Robert Laird McCorinick, of Tacoma, en
ter race for United States Senatorship
from Washington state. Page 5-
Woman who says she belongs in Portland
arrested in Seattle because she buya too
many hats. Page 4.
r ort land an ft V Id n I ty .
Auto driver, new to c!ty, crashes into
streetcar; three injured. Page 14.
Choice of state and county assemblies by
precinct vote favored by leading Repub
licans. Page 12.
Colonel C. K. S. Wood declares he is an
Anarchist. Page 14.
Steamer Breakwater breaks Coos Bay
round-trip record. Page 13.
Large area of Columbia River lands will
be -"reclaimed by dikes. Page 13.
Clackamas County farm lands meet ready
ale. Page 13.
Idaho to have new $900,000 sawmill.