The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 24, 1909, Page 4, Image 4

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Ex-Partner of Cook's Guide
Gives Alleged Explana
tion of Motive.
MEANT $5000 TO $10,000
Affidavit of Bridgford Tells of Visit
From Nichols and Meeting With
Miller, AVblrh Ied to Af
fidavit of Barrill.
submtslson to the scientists. After
that la done he will feel at liberty to
take up the Mount McKinley matter in
Montana, or wherever it may seem best
to gro about It.
Dr. Cook also dictated a menage to
Professor Torp. of the University of
Copenhagen. The text of the message
"Hope to send Mr. Lonsdale with data
and records in about a month. Instru
ments cannot be sent until next year.
Dr. Cook stated that his lecture tour
would be abandoned for the purpose of
completing as nearly as possible the
data to be forwarded to the University
of Copenhagen. These data and r-e-ords
will be officially passed upon by
the Royal Geographical Society of Co
penhagen. As yet these scientists huve
not examined the full and complete rec
ords of the doctor. He is at work upon
these records at the present time.
The Instruments regarding .which
there has been so much comment will
be sent for next June, said Dr. Cook.
This will bring them to this country
some time next September. Dr. Cook
prefers to let the members of the Royal
Geographical Society pass upon his
complete records rather than engage in
any further controversy. In the mean
time he says he will leave his case to
the American people.
MISSOULA. Mont., Oct. 23. An afT.da
vlt contradicting the assertions of Ed
ward X. Barri'.l In his affidavit declaring
that Dr. C"ok did not reach the summit
of Mount McKinley. was secured by the
attorneys representing Dr. . F. A. Cook
in this city today from C. G. Brldgford.
:unttl recentlv a partner with Barrill in
the real estate business in Hamilton,
Mor.t. This affidavit contains the state-
ment that Barrill told his partner that
;lt meant from 5"J0 to I'.O.WO to him to
make the affidavit against Cook. Other
. affidavits contradicting statements made
I by Barrill and declaring that the latter
made contradictory statements before he
made his affidavit were also secured by
' the attorneys, but have not yet been
made public. Mr. Bridgford will leave
here Monday for New York, where he
' will appear as a wltners in support of
the sworn statement he has made. His
affidavit recites:
Found Barrill Man of Integrity.
I have known Edward N. Barrill. of
Darby. Ravalli County. Mont., for about
10 or II years. During this time I have
i had business relations with Mr. Barrill.
, W( have been in the real estate business
' together. , We had offices in the City
' of Hamilton and our business relations
continued until he went to Seattle, which
was about the last of September, 1909.
During the time I have known Mr. Bar
rill we have been intimate acquaintances,
having had more or ess business trans
actions and associations together. Dur
ing this time I have always found Mr.
Barrill an upright citizen and a man of
integrity. Our relations at this time are
friendly, although we have dissolved our
partnership. We nevertheless bear to
one another the clo-eet relations of
- friendship. ,
Meant Money for Barrill.
"The first time I beard Mr. Barrill say
anything relating to Dr. Cook's ascent
of Mount McKinley was in September of
this year. This was about the time of
receiving the news of the discovery of
the North Pole. He and I started out
in an automobile up In the south end of
Hamilton. I stopped at the Ravalli Hotel
to see a gentleman. When I came out
he and Mr. Nichols were talking. This
Mr. Nichols is from Chicago and is con
nected with the Bitter Root Valley Irri
gation Company. They still talked while
I was there and Mr. Barrill said to Mr.
Nichols: 'I will see you thla evening.'
Mr. Barrill told me that afternoon
that Mr. Nichols wanted him to come to
his office In Hamilton and make .a state
ment to him regarding Dr. Cook's ascent
. of Mount McKinley. Mr. Barrill said
that he did not intend to go. He said
that this meant money to him. The
next evening he met Mr. Nichols at the
Hamilton bar and Mr. Nichols asked Mr.
Barrill why he did not come to his of
fice the evening before. Mr. Barrill said
that he did not have time; that he was
too busy, he could not go. Mr. Barrill
told me that Mr. Nichols told him if he
would come there and make a statement
with reference to Dr. Cook's reaching the
summit of Mount McKinley he would give
him a bond that he would get his money.
"Means $5000 to $10,000 to Me."
"Then the next conversation I had with
Mr. Barrill was the evening before be
started for Seattle. He had told me a
time or two before about getting a tele
gram from a man by the name of Miller.
1 think Mr. Miller la a photographer in
Seattle. I went to him that evening and
told him we had some men to take out
to look at some land the next morning.
He said to me. 'I cannot go: that party
Miller from Seattle is at Missoula and
I am to meet him there tonight. This
means from $5000 to J1O.000 to me.'
"That was the last I saw of Mr.
Barrill until he came back from Seattle,
which was on Thursday, October 7, 1&09.
: He came up from Missoula and he went
on up homo to Darby that night. Mr.
Barrill, after coming from Seattle and
before going to New York, left the ira
' pression with me that he was going
as the friend of Dr. Cook.
' Said Cook Ascended Mount.
"Mr. Barrill stated that he was there
at Mount McKinley when Dr. Cook
made the ascent of Mount McKinley. Mr.
Barrill showed me pictures in a book and
said that the pictures had been taken
on the trip up Mount McKinley. He
also showed me a picture of the place
where they were cutting the steps on
Mount, McKinley. He then showed me
the diary used on the trip and showed
me right where Dr. Cook frore his toes;.
. showed me the packhorses crossing the
water and also showed me light where
the glaze of ice was on the mountain.
"From what Mr. Barrill stated. I
judged that Dr. Cook and he had reached
' the top of Mount McKinley. I judged
as much from what other men told me
as from what Mr. Barrill told me. Mr.
Prints told me that when Dr. Cook and
' Mr. Barrill returned from their trip and
rejoined him. Barrill said:
" 'I introduce to you the man who
went to the top of Mount McKinley
Dr Cook; congratulate the doctor."
(Signed "C. G. BRIDGFORD."
Will Prepare Report Immediately,
Get Instruments Next Summer.
Dl'LUTH, Minn.. Oct. 23. Commander
Peary's latest move In the Polar con
troversyhis dispatch to Washington
friends regarding the Rasmussen story
brought nothing but a nod from Dr.
Cook when he learned of it here today.
The doctor intimated that it was un
likely that he would take any particu
lar notice of the attack on the Danlsa
explorer's report
Neither could Dr. Cook be induced to
. say anything regarding the dispatch
from Missoula that his agents in Mon
tana had secured satisfactory evidence
that Barrlll's affidavit was the result of
"inducements." His only comment on
that dispatch was that General Weed
evidently had been mistaken or mis
quoted regarding his going West, as it
would be Impossible for the explorer
to get to Montana before the latter part
of November, and possibly not until the
middle of December.
Prepare Koport for Copenhagen.
Dr. Cook will go directly to New
York from Minneapolis Monday night,
and will devote his time to preparing
his report of the Nortb. Pole trip for
Welcomes Kansas Professor on
Mount McKinley Expedition.
TOPE KA. Kan.. Oct. 23. A special to
' the State Journal from Lawrence fls
I Dr. Frederick A. Cook wired Professor
L. L. Dyche from Duluth today as fol
lows: . .
"Wiil be pleased to have you Join
Mount McKinley expedition. Details will
be undertaken shortly."
Professor Dyche wired his acceptance.
Leaves Property to Brother, Who Is
Colorado Sheepman, and Names
His Parents.
HASTINGS, .Neb.. Oct. 23. The dis
covery of a packet of papers which
had slipped unnoticed from the coat
of the late Dr. Charles McLean, or
Schlatter, will doubtless clear the
mystery which has hung about his
The papers were turned over to the
County Judge. Among them was found
a will which gave the name of a
brother. Hector McLean, of Brush.
Colo., who is nar.ied as heir to any
property which may have been left.
Judge Button refused to divulge the
nature of the will. ,
A telegram was sent to the post
master at Brush, who informed the
court that Hector McLean was tem
porarily absent from town, but that
he had a brother named Charles Mc
Lean. With the will was a note pinned to
a bank book and crudely written as
"Was born- Swell Island, Scotland.
My father and mother, Anne and Don
ald, were brother and sister, 148 Tra
falgar Hotel, New York Ctty."
Two bank books showing deposits
of 300 each in Philadelphia and New
York banks were found today, making
a total of $900 In cash deposited In
banks In the East.
Following the message from Brush,
Colo., Mayor Miles, of Hastings, re
ceived a letter from David McXaughton,
of Chicago, stating that he had "tele
graphed Hector McLean, of Brush,
Colo., brother of the late Charles Mc
Kin, to call at Hastings for the body."
Dnqne Resents Advice of Velex and
Court of Honor Will De
cide Issue.
HAVANA, Oct. 23. A duel between two
members of the Cuban Cabinet and the
retirement from public life of one or
both of the combatants is likely to re
sult from a sharp difference of opinion
which recently arose between JuBto Gar
cia Velez, Secretary of State, and Dr.
Mathlas Duque, Secretary of Sanitation.
Both decline to discUBS the matter, but
it appears on good authority that when
the strike of the garbage collectors and
street sweepers began Secretary Velez In
a friendly spirit advised Dr. Duque that
he had better take Instant action for the
sanitary protection of the city. Other
wise, in the event of any outbreak of dis
ease, there would probably result a move
ment in the direction of a new American
Secretary Duque considered this Im
pertinent interference in his department
and made an acrimonious reply, which
was followed by the issuance of a chal
lenge by Secretary Duque and the nom
ination of seconds by both members of
the Cabinet. At the suggestion of Presi
dent Gomes, the Ministers presented their
resignations, which the President is re
taining pending an inquiry.
The parties today submitted the mat
ter to a court of honor to determine
whether there existed the necessity for
a duel. The court probably will render
its decision tomorrow.
Will Soon Grip Country From Coast
to Coast.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. Cold weather
la about to grip the country from coast
to coast. The sheet of rain that swept
across the United States radiating from a
storm center near St. Louis, has passed
along until now It is sweeping down upon
the middle Atlantic Coast. The dis
turbance is expected to pass out to sea.
after which the wind will sweep the
country from the North, varying a trifle
according to the section.
In the far Northwest the temperature
Is rising Just enough to hold out hopes
of a short duration of the chilly spell.
Along the entire territory east of the
Rockies, however, the mercury is falling
with the exception of the Middle Atlantic
and the South Atlantic coasts.
High winds will be the rule, according
to the Weather Bureau.
Prominent Men of Los Angeles
Raise Funds to Help
Lived 24 Tears in Camas.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. C. A. Bates, aged B2, died at
her home at Camas yesterday. Mr
Bates was a Canadian by birth, and has
lived In Camas for 24 years. The fu
neral will bs held at 2 o'clock Sunday
afternoon from her home. Rev. Mr.
Huston will conduct the services, which
will be in charge of the. Florence Rebekah
Lodge, of which the deceased was a char
ter member.
Strong KrwiliUloitw Adopted Declar
ing Belief In Prisoner's Inno
cence Copy Kent to Presi
dent Sleuths Scored.
T.OS ANC.El.E3. Oct. IXI.-At a mass
mfng held here at Simpson Auditorium
SnlghC speeches protest J"
proposed deportation of L. ul"r
Lara to Mexico were made by prominent
to. Angelea citizens, including Judge
John D. Works, former Superior Judge.
A collection was taken to assist n de
fraying the expenses of De Lara s de
fense, and resolutions svere adopted. Mrs.
De Lara., the American wife of the im
prisoned Mexican attorney and author,
wae given an ovation by the on.
present when she was Introduced by Rev
Revnold E. Blight, of the Los Angeles
Fellowship Club, who acted as chairman
of the meeting.
The first speaker of the evening was
John K. Turner, author of "Barbarous
Mexico." now appearing in serial form,
who was guided through Mexico by De
Deportation Means Death.
Turner said that deportation for De
Lara means death. He scored the Los
Angeles police force for assisting the
Mexican government, and stated that the
Department of Justice and the Secret
Service of the United States had been
placed in the hands of President Diaz to
do his work because of the privileged
American Interests in Mexico.
Judge Works severely arraigned the
local police and the Government officials.
"I am not here to denounce the Mexican
government," he said, "but to deal with
our own country. We have evils enough
He stated that he had made an im
partial investigation of De Lara's arrest
and had ascertained that it was wholly
without warrant or authority of law.
"These men must unearth an anarch
ist once in a while or lose their Jobs,"
he said, speaking of the Secret Service.
"They make the President believe that he
is in constant danger of death, which in
my judgment is a dclusion.'V
Prominent Men Speak.
Other speakers were Atorney Joseph
Harriman, former Socialist candidate for
Vice-President: Rev. Frank I. Wheat and
Stanley Wilson, editor of the Citizen.
The resolutions which were adopted
protested against the arrest of De Lara
as an alien, declared belief in his inno
cence and criticised the alleged action of
Government officials in lending their aid
to effect a return of political refugees
to foreign countries. Copies will be sent
to the President and to the Department
of Commerce and Labor.
Patrolman West Accused of Using
Taxis, but Denies It. '
As a resrult of information given Chief
of Police Cox yesterday afternoon by
Councilman Lombard, the conduct of
Patrolman Frank G. West Is to be in
vestigated: According to Mr. Lombard,
who is in the taxlcab business, West is
given to "Joy-riding."
Mr. Lombard called at the police sta
tion yesterday afternoon. He told Chief
Cox he had discovered that a number of
his chauffeurs have been taking out his
machines without hia permission and that
Patrolman West had accompanied them.
As a result of his discoveries, says Mr.
Lombard, he Is going to discharge his
crew of chauffeurs and engage a new
Chief Cox said last night: "I shall look
into this matter, and if I And that Pa
trolman West has been riding in automo
biles during his hours of duty. I shall
take steps to rid the department of his
services. We don't want a man derelict
in 'his duty. If. however, it is shown
that he has merely accepted an invitation
while off duty, it Is not probable that
charges will result."
West himself denies all knowledge of
any offense such as, is described bj Mr.
Lombard. He says he has never been
out in any of Mr. Lombard's taxis,
whether on or off duty.
Wasco Assessment Roll Will Be
Double That of Last Year.
THE DALLES, Or.. Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) County Assessor J. W. Koontz
and assistants, who are writing the 1909
Wasco County taxroll. expect to com
plete the work within the next two
Six pages, of 29 names to the page,
will be added to the roll, and-the as
sessed valuation of taxable property has
been Increased fully 100 per cent.
Much tillable land has been added. The
1908 tax assessment was on a valuation
of $5,929,145, and this year it will be in
the neighborhood of $12,000,000.
The banks come in for a raise of
$250,000, and the two railroads in the
county will be assessed for $1,000,000
more than in 3 908. The O. R. & N. Co.
is assessed at $38,000 a mile.
The Board of Equalization, composed
of County Judge A. E. Lake, County
Clerk F. R. Angle and Assessor Koontz,
has been in session during the past
week. and. strange to say, notwith
standing the great increase, little com
plaint has been made and no cases of Im
portance have come up for adjustment.
Umatillar- Association Proposes to
Keep Up Enthusiasm.
PENDLETON, Or., Oct. 23. (Special.)
That the good roads campaign Inaug
urated recently by the County Good
Roads Association IS to be waged re
lentlessly in every part of the county
was Indicated at the meeting of the as
sociation this afternoon.
A vice-president was appointed for
each precinct, and, aside from spreading
the gospel of good roads, he will be ex
pected to form subordinate organiza
tion in his neighborhood. This will be
followed by rousing meetings In which
the entire county will participate.
According to a writer In the Journal of
the Gypsy Lore Society. It was In 1414 that
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M'Carren's Political Enemies
Praise His Ability.
Aged Woman In Critical Condition
After Learning of Son's Death.
Is Tammany Strengthened or
Weakened ?
NEW YORK, Oct. 23. The body of
Patrick H. McCarren, Btate Sanator and
leader of Brooklyn, who died early to
day, will be burled from 8t. Vincent
De Paul's Roman Catholic Chureh in the
heart of his political stronghold, next
Tuesday morning. To his friends he had
expressed the wish that his funeral be as
simple as possible. Flags were at half
mast today on the City Hall of Greater
New York and every public building in
Testimonials of regard and expressions
of regret have deluged the relatives to
day. Charles Murphy, leader of Tammany
Hall and McCarren's bitterest political
enemy said of him today:
"1 have always admired Senator Mc
Carren's ability as a leader and the
courajre with which he fought for what
he believed to be right. All our dif
ferences were political, not personal."
Ends Tammany's Fight.
Speaking of McCarren's- probable suc
cessor to tho Democratic leadership of
Brooklyn. Joseph Cassidy, formerly
borough president of Queens County, said
'This ends Tammany's fight for Brook
lyn. Tammany never desired to go Into
Brooklyn except as against McCarren.
Now that he Is gone, there wiU be no
mora reaching acrofs the river."
Political students who could not
agree with Mr. Cassidy held that on
the contrary Mr. McCarren ' removed
from the field, and Murphy's ally,
William J. Conners. In control of the
party machinery of the state as state
chairman, it was now all Tammany.
Eventually, it is asserted, the Brook
lyn Democratic organization will be
come part of Tammany.
Commlttee to Direct.
Until after election a committee,
headed by Bernard York, a former Po
lice Commissioner, and August Van
Wyck, formerly a Supreme Court Jus
tice, will direct its affairs. When in
December next the executive committee
of the organization holds its regular
meeting a new leader will be elected.
The man most generally mentioned
for the place Is John H. McCooey, the
Democratic nominee for Borough Presi
dent of Brooklyn, a straight organiza
tion man, popular with the McCarren
following and long in the leader's con
fidence. ,
The value of the estate left by Sena
tor McCarren is a mystery. It is known
that he owned considerable real estate
and was Interested In an amusement
park at Coney Island.
Grief ?Iay Kill Mother.
. The aged mother of State Senator
Particle H. McCarren collapsed today
on learning of the death of her son and
this afternoon her physician ald her
condition was critical. Mrs. McCarren is
84 years old.
Keen Interest In the choice of a leader
or the Democratic party in Kings County
to succeed Mr. McCarren arises from the
general belief that Tammany will en
deavor to gain control of the party's af
fairs in the Brooklyn rJbrough, which the
Senator had persistently fought.
C. B. Stout and wife, of Baker City,
are at the Seward hotel.
J. H. Colbert, a Spokane business man,
is at the Nortonia hotel.
Mrs. James E- Godfrey, of Salem, Is
visiting relatives in Niles, Cal.
J. A. Sinclair, of Boise, Idaho, arrived
at the Oregon hotel yesterday.
F. L. Smith, a hotel .man of Spokane,
is a guest at the Ramapo hotel.
F. A. Richardson, of Creswell, Or.,
is registered at the Ramapo hotel.
Mrs. C. A. Moore, of New York City,
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Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Budsell, of Sa,n
Francisco, are staying at the Seward
Mrs. E. K. Van Every and sons, of
Pomona. Cal.. are visiting at the home
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Walter Mllliken, a constructing en
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hotel. ,
Victor Martin, a merchant of The
Dalles. Is among the guests of the Per
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Mrs. J. W. Hume, a society woman of
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Ike Blumauer, a capitalist from Ten
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C. D. Gabrlelson, a business man of
Salem, registered at the Oregon Hotel
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R. M. Wilbur is improving in health,
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W. C. Hawley, Oregon Congressman,
arrived yesterday from Salem and reg
istered at the Imperial.
C. A. CUmet. a merchant of Baltimore.
Md.. arrived in Portland yesterday and
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jj. C. Palmer, a wealthy lumberman
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Asotin Needs Teachers.
ASOTIN. Wash., Oct. 23.-(Special.)
Miss Mary Branna, County School Super
intendent, says many of the rural schools
of this county are hampered as a result
of the great scarcity of school teachers.
Many of the schools that should have
opened several weeks ago are still closed,
and will be for several more unless the
supply of teachers Increases.
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