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BOAT PICKED UP;
IS GIVEN SANCTION
FINAL CLASH WITH
LORDS THIS WEEK
GRAFT DENIED If!
RIVER MOUTH SAFE;
NO NIGHT ATTACK
IS NERVOUS WRECK
DIRECTORS OF NORTHWESTERN"
PLAN BOND ISSUE.
HIGH WATER HEMS HIM IN" AT
EFFICIENCY OF DEFENSE
PROVED BY PRACTICE DRILL.
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Only One Man Has Se-
f cret of Whereabouts.
HAS PROBABLY GONE ABROAD
Advised to Go Within Easy
..Reach of Copenhagen.
ALSO TAKING NEEDED REST
Explorer Suddenly Props From
Eight, Not Even Telling Bradley
of His Plans Friends Are
Loyal, but Mystified.
NEW IORK. Nov. T7 Dr. Frederick A.
Cook dropped completely from public view
today. Not even John R. Bradley, whose
money was behind hie polar expedition,
knows where he is tonight.
Confiding; his secret to only one man
and perhaps to hla wife, the explorer
lipped quietly and mysteriously away,
leaving behind him a string of puzzled
and -exasperated friends and a debate
more acrimonious than that which fol
lowed his announcement of September
last that he had discovered the North
Charles Wake, an Insurance man, ap
pears to be the only one evho knows
the mystery of Dr. Cook'a whereabouts,
and Mr. Wake ts firm In his resolve to
keep his lips sealed until Cook himself
sees fit to itake the public Into his con
fidence. Is on Verge of Breakdown.
In the meantime concern Is expressed
over the condition of Dr. Cook's health.
Although some of hi friends maintain
he has borne up well under the con
tinued strain of lecturing and preparing
his data, as opposed to this an intimate
associate of the doctor said tonight that
Cook appeared to be on the verge of a
nervous 'breakdown when he conferred
with the doctor Monday night. This
friend, who Is a newspaper man. Issued
a statement tonight quoting Dr. Cook
"If this thing keeps up a few months
longer I will be in the Insane asylum'
This Is the .atement In part:
Advised to Go .Abroad.
"On Monday night I called at the
Gramatan Inn and tonferred with Dr:
Cook. He was In an extremely nervous
condition, and I was convinced that
unless he took a long-needed rest he
might suffer a nervous breakdown. He
told me he had been advised to go
abroad in order to be within easy
reach of the University of Copenhagen,
if his presence were required, and at
the same time to get a much-needed
"Dr. Cook has taken me Into his con
fidence and I have been permitted to
examine hla original data and, despite
all the charges. I have absolute confl
firfence in his integrity. I feel confi
dent, as does Dr. Cook himself, that
the decision of the University of
Copenhagen will be favorable. All this
talk of a conspiracy to rob Dr. Cook
of his records is silly, although I re
gret to say that some of those who
have been his advisers have fully suc
ceeded in convincing him that such a
"Personally. I don't know the pres
ent whereabouts of Dr. Cook."
Can't Be Found on Steamers.
The puzzle of Dr. Cook's disappear
ance began about 3 o'clock this after
noon. At noon Henry Wellington
Wack. his personal counsel, issued a
formal atatement explaining that Dr.
Cook had sailed this morning on the
Cunard liner Caronia. Three hours
later he -withdrew the first statement
and explained that he had, been in
formed by John R. Bradley that the
doctor had not sailed on the Caronia.
Coincident with this, reports were cir
culated that Dr. Cook had sailed on
the steamship Havana for Havana.
Neither, so far as t -.n be learned to
night, was correct.
Captain John Knight, of the Havana.
(Concluded on Pass 0 ) '
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Construction of 1500 Miles of Road
way Will, It Is Believed, Soon
Be Well Under Way.
CHICAGO. 111.. Nov. 27. (Special.)-The
directors of the Chicago & Northwestern
Railway Company have decided that it
will soon become necessary to extend
that road to" the Pacific Coast in order
that it may continue to be a strong
competitor of the St. Paul and the Bur
With this en8 in view the company
is preparing to Issue approximately $30,
000.000 worth of new stock, which Is in
the ratio of one to four of outstanding
Thin proposition has already been sub
mitted to the proper authorities of the
several states which require state author
ity for the issuance of the new railroad
securities. This authority has not yet
been given by any one of the three states
to which the proposition has been sub
mitted, which fact may account for the
denial which the officials of the'eompany
make regarding the proposed stock is
sue. It Is also known, although not admitted
by the company's officials, that an ap
proval has been given for construction
of at least 1500 miles of road to be com
pleted within the next two or three years.
It is known through Western Senators
that the company has completed and ap
proved surveys of lines to three import
ant Pacific Coast points namely, Port
land, Seattle and San Francisco.
In connection with the proposed Issue
of new stock, It Is remembered that the
St. Paul's first move toward the Pacific
Coast extension was the issuing of, ex
actly the same amount of new stock.
GAME RUDELY TERMINATED
Plain Clotlies Man Shows Star and
HOQUIAM. Wash., Nov. 27. Special.)
"Cash in, boys, and come along with
me." remarked a plain clothes man last
evening, and which command was backed
up by a star and a grim looking gun
with which he covered the six young
men he had been playing poker with.
They had no Idea he was an officer
until he displayed a hand that they could
not attempt to "call." Three of the ar
rested men today pleaded guilty to a
gambling charge and were assessed $30
and costa each. The others will be ar
WOMEN MAY BE SMUGGLERS
Two Are Arrested In New York and
Held in Default of Bail.
BOSTON. Nov. 27. In the arrest here
today, at the request of the Federal of
ficials of New Tork, of Miss Mary S.
Moore and Miss Isabella Holland, of this
city, dealers in women's underwear, the
Government authorities believe they have
materially assisted In the Investigation of
illegal importations from France.
The women were charged Jointly with
Robert Schwartz, Philip A. Phlllpson and
Thomas Murphy, who were arrested two
months ago. with conspiracy to defraud
the Government by evading duty.
The women were held In default of
TAKEAWAY YOUR GUNBOAT'
Chinese Order to Frenchmen Who
Are Washed Into Rice Field.
VICTORIA. B. C, Nov.' 7. The
steamer Bellerophon, from Asiatic
ports, today brought news from Macao
that the French gunboat Argus was
driven into a paddy field 600 yards from
a river In which she took shelter from
a violent storm last month and that
Chinese farmers have demanded $7000
compensation for destruction of their
rice crops by the gunboat's travels.
The Chinese Insist that the French
sailors remove their gunboat from the
RECEIVERS OUT OF JOB
Chicago Great Western Has Recov
ered From Panic.
ST. PAl'L. Nov. 27. Judge Walter
H. Sanborn, of the Federal Circuit
Court, filed an order today dismissing
Charles H. F. Smith and Horace G.
Burt as receivers of the properties of
the Chicago Great Western Railway
Commons Will Be De
fied and Will Retort.
ASSERT POWER OVER FINANCE
When Parliament Adjourns,
Tax Collection Stops.
MONEY LORDS WILL SPEAK
Rothschild to Join In Debate and
Vote Comes Wednesday Then
Land Will Ring With Ora
tory Till Election.
LONDON, Nov. 27. The coming
week will be memorable in Brit
ish parliamentary annals. A majority
of the Lords, despite the warnings of
such experienced politicians as Lord
Rosebery and Lord Balfour, of Bur
leigh, have decided to withhold their
consent to the budget, and It is a fore
gone conclusion that Lord Lansdowne's
motion to reject the finance measures
w-!ll be carried by a large majority.
Commons Will Assert Rights.
But. while the result is foreseen, in
terest In the debate remains "undimin
ished and the speeches to be delivered
on Monday and Tuesday are eagerly
anticipated. Viscount Morley, Secre
tary of State for India, will reopen the
discussion. He will be followed by
Lord Curson, ex-Viceroy of India.
Then the financiers will have their say.
Lord" Rothschild speaking on behalf of
the Unionists Wnd Lord Swaythlng for
It is certain Premier Asquith will
give notice affirming the uncontrolled
right of the House of Commons in re
gard to financial matters. There is a
possibility that Arthur Balfour will re
ply to this with an amendment pro
posing that a change In the system of
taxation of such importance should be
referred to the people. The Premier's
motion, of course, wilL preyail. and
then it will be up to the government
to decide whether the House shall be
prorogued or merely adjourned.
No law for Tax Collections.
The decision of the government will
be of the greatest importance so far
as finances are concerned, as the only
authority now existing for collecting
the income tax and other duties rests
on the resolutions passed immediately
after the Introduction of the budget.
If Parliament Is prorogued, these reso
lutions will come to an end and the
collection of taxes will have to stop.
The campaign will start In earnest
as soQn as the chambers have been ad
journed. Great meetings of both part
ies have already been arranged at all
the big centers and -thousands of
speakers and canvassers are prepared
to begin work, which will' be continued
except during an Interval for the
SECRET PROFITS ILLEGAL
Bigelow and Lewlsohn Must 'Refund
Over $,000,000. '
BOSTON. Nov. 27. Two executions
totalling $1,182,82 were signed by the
clerk of the State Supreme Court to
day against Albert S. Bigelow, of Bos
ton, and the estate of Leonard Lewl
sohn. of New Tork. The executions,
which are the largest ever issued by
the. court, are the result of the Judg
ment recently rendered against the de
fendants In favor of the Old Dominion
The original suit grew out of alleged
secret profits obtained by Bigelow and
Lewisohn at the time of the organiza
tion of the company.
The defendants have still the right
of appeal to the United States Supreme
Court, but can prevent the collection
or the execution only by giving a bond
for a similar amount. This bond had
not been furnished when court closed
FINDS MATERIAL FOR
'"""'imi W' 3 i 'WXW' incumbent's'
His Excellency With Doctor and Two
Friends Must Wait for Re
pairs on Bridge.
SALEM. Or., Nov. 27. (Special.) Gov
ernor Benson is marooned at Gardiner, a
little town on Winchester Bay, near the
mouth of the Umpqua River In Southern
Oregon. The Governor, Dr. R. K. Lee
Stelner and two Roseburg friends have
been bunting, ducks along the Umpqua
for a week past and expected to return
yesterday or today. Instead of putting
in an appearance, however, the Governor
wired to Secretary C. NT McArthur that
His Excellency Is hunting ducks and hav
ing great fun, but that he Is unavoidably
detained by the high water.
It Is gathered from the telegram that
the floods have carried out several small
wagon bridges between Scottsburg and
Drain, the nearest point where the Gov
ernor can reach the railroad, and that he
and party will have to remain at Gardiner
until the water lowers so the streams can
be forded or until the missing bridges are
replaced. At the State House it Is said
the Governor will be at home Sunday
evening or Monday.
The Governor is the guest of his son
Clifford, who is manager of a cannery
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 45
degrees; minimum. SO degree.
TODAY'S Rain; warmer Sunday; freeh south
Washington officials deny knowledge of mis
management or Klamath Irrigation pro
ject. Section 1, page 1.
Sending of United States marines to Nica
ragua denied. Section 1, page 11.
Congressman Mann predicts taritr war with
Canada ' over ' pulp and paper duty.
Section 1, page 2.
Herbert BoothKlng, In San Francisco, de
nies all charges. Section 1, page 11.
Dr. Cook, arctic explorer, disappears, nerv
'ous wreck, and has gone Into retreat lor
rest. Section 1. pate 1.
Tacoma lad who startles Los Angeles with
tales of wealth, arrested as runaway.
Section 1, page 4.
Professor Lee says, craters of moon due to
bumps irom satellites. Section 1, page 5.
Directors of Northwestern sanction Coast
extension. Section 1, page 1.
Trlvate advices In New York are that United
States troops have landed In Nicaragua
Section 1, page 11.
Alabama to vote on drastic liquor law after
titter campaign. Section 1, page 3.
President Lucas says fans will aland by
McCredle. Section 2. page 2.
Two games for championship honors to end
Grammar School football aeries. Section
' 4. page 0.
New York Police Commissioner threatens
to prohibit public arrangements of Jeffries-Johnson
tight next Wednesday. Sec
tion 2. page 2.
News of automobile world. Section 4.
page 4. ,
Dugdale to discuss outlaw baseball with
McCredle. Section 4, page 4.
Great sparring tournament to be given in
Portland. Section 4. page 6.
Dr. J. Allen Gilbert tells Oregon Academy
of Science Harps boy is psychical puzzle.
Section 1. Dag 7.
Captain's boat picked no by lightship; Argo
dead number four. Section 1. page 1.
Pendleton urges reclamation of second. Uma
tilla irrigation project. Section 1, page 6.
Superintendent Ackerman declares for re
vival of normal schools. Seotlon 1,
Man falls dead from buggy on Eugene road;
horses stand. Sectional, page 6.
Brief, signed by 1 lawyers, filed In support
of validity of Supreme Court Increase.
Section 1. page 6.
Governor Benson, on hunting trip, is ma
rooned at Gardner, In Southern Oregon.
Section 1. page 1.
Coos and Coquille Rivers, badly swollen,
do gieot damage; seven inches of rain
fall In 60 hours. Section 1. page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
National Mohair Growers' Association plans
central iwarehouse. Section 3. page 11.
December and May wheat sell at same price
at Chicago. Section 3. page 11.
Another breafc in copper stocks. Section S,
New York banks strengthen their position.
Section 3. page 11.
Dredge I. add sold at auction. Section 3.
Portluod and Vicinity.
iV. H. Corbett. of Oregon Drydock Company,
answers opponents of plan to lease mu
nicipal drydock. Section 1, page 10.
Flood waters In Willamette recede; all dan
ger is over. Section 1. page 7.
Hunt Club plans to repeat triumph In next
Rom Festival. Section 2. page 12.
Portland extends hearty welcome to Judge
LovetL Section 1, page S. ,
President Josselyn says 13.000.000 Is au
thorised in 1910 budget for Portland car
service Improvement. Section 2. page 1:2.
Canadian mounted police on lookout for
Davidor. Section 3, page 0.
Portland after 1911 convention of National
Woolgrowers Association. Section 4.
Two robbers sentenced heavily after Jury
la mistaken In their records. Section 3,
Hearing of Injunction that prevents city
from Interfering with freight traffic on
Fourth atreet comes up December 1. Sec
tion 3, page 12.
Social news. Section 3, page 2.
Editorial. Section 3. page 6.
Dramatic and musical. Section 4, page 2-
Real estate. Section 4. pages 7. 8. H. 10.
ILLUSTRATION IN A VARIETY OF TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST
Charges Not Called to
WHOLE COST MUST BE PAID
No One Authorized to Promise
Limit of $18 an Acre.
BIG OBSTACLES OVERCOME
Engineer Says Purchases Were Made
as Cheaply as Possible Settlers
Not Deterred From Press
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Nov. 27 If there have
been graft and corruption in connec
tion with the Klamath irrigation proj
ect, -and if exorbitant prices have been
paid for canals and lands acquired by
the Reclamation Service, the directors
of the. Klamath Water, Users' Associa
tions either were parties to the graft
or were guilty of gross neglect in
handling the affairs of their organiza
tion. That there has been graft and
extravagance is seriously questioned in
Government circles, and the first proof
of maladministration has yet to be laid
before ,the Secretary of the Interior.
No Charges Made.
Secretary Balllnger. when shown a
dispatch fromTClamath Falls, published
In a Chicago paper of November 16,
said that no charges of corruption or
extravagance had been laid before htm,
and no such charges were of record in
his department. This project, unfortu
nately, is one of few that be did not
visit on his trip last Summer, therefore
he has no personal knowledge of condi
tions there or of sentiment prevailing
among the settlers. There was only
one phase of the complaint which he
could not discuss, and that was the
cost to be paid by the settlers.
The charge has often been made at
Klamath that the Government engi
neers, long ago, gave assurance that
the Klamath project could be built for
$18 an acre, and the assertion has been
made that the land owners signed up
on the understanding that $18 would
be the maximum price they would be
compelled to pay for water. Officials
of the Reclamation Service are posi
tive that no such assurance was given
the settlers, but they, like all others,
were given to understand that they
would be obliged to pay the actual cost
of putting water on their land.
Terms of Act Plain.
Secretary Balllnger says that the
terms of the reclamation act are explic
it. That law stipulates that the settlers
shall repay Into the reclamation fund the
exact cost of construction, and It Is not
given to him or to any other official
to waive this requirement. Even if
assurance had been given that the proj
ect would cost only f IS an acre, that
assurance would not hold If, in the
end, it turned out that the cost was
greater than that amount.
When the Klamath project Is com
pleted and its exact cost determined,
the total will be divided by the num
ber of acres to which water is supplied,
and the solution of this simple arith
metical problem will determine to a
cent how much each settler must pay
back to the reclamation fund. That is
the rule on all projects; it is the law,
and the Secretary says the law will
be enforced just as rigidly at Klamath
as elsewhere. )
Chief Engineer Denies.
As to the various charges of corrup
tion and maladministration. Secretary
Balllnger stated that those charges
could best be answered by A. P. Davis,
chief engineer of the Reclamation Serv
ice. Mr. Davis was with the Senate
committee at Klamath. He heard the
charges made, and he heard what the
Chicago correspondent apparently
failed to hear the refutation of each
and every accusation. Secretary Bal
llnger instructed Mr. Davis to prepare
an answer to the charges, read over
(-Concluded on Page 4.)
Moving Target Punctured in Gloom
12 Out of 16 Times Search
lights Show Way.
FORT STEVENS, Or.. Nov. 27. (Spe
cial.) The efficiency of artillery prac
tice at night was tested thoroughly
last night by the 3.1d Company, com
manded by Captain Willis, of the
Coast Artillery Corps. This is the first
year that night firing at a moving tar
get has been tried in the United States
Army, and the first time It has been
tried at Fort Stevens. Three prelimi
nary shots were fired for the purpose
of testing firing conditions. Immedi
ately afterward, 16 record shots were
fired. 12 of 'which tore through the
target. This result is thought to be
the best attained since night practice
has been in vogue in the United States
The target fired at was a rectangular
canvas figure six feet by twelve. It
proved a dim object to fire at, with
only the uncertain gleam of a sarch
light following its. rapid movement
through the water. Despite the handi
cap, the gunners succeeded In group
ing their shots near the center.
The course of the projectiles Was fol
ic -ed readily by a brilliant light which
flashed from their bases. This light,
known as the "racer," enabled the
spectators to enjoy the unique sensa
tion of watching the exact course of
a 15-pound shell in its flight from the
gun through the target.
Government boats and searchlights
from both sides of the river guarded
against the possibility of commercial
vessels entering the field of fire dur
ing the practice. Many spectators saw
the display, which demonstrated tlie
effectiveness of the Columbia River
GIRL WITNESS IS MISSING
Stenographer, Wanted In Warrlner
Trial, Suddenly Disappears.
' CINCINNATI, Nov. 27. Miss Brock
way, stenographer, is mysteriously
missing. She Is wanted as a witness
Ir the case of Charles L. Warrlner,
formerly local treasurer of the Big
Four Railroad, who is under indict
ment charged with embezzling the
Miss Brockway was the social com
panion of Mrs. Jeanette Stewart-Ford,
the woman indicted in connection with
the Warrlner case. Miss Brockway
made an application to her employer
for- a leave of absence, but without
waiting for action, she disappeared.
Her trunks were sen to a railroad
Her salary was $1500 a yar. She
owns an automobile and wears fash
LIFE'S SAVINGS MELTED
Ownership of $5000 Chunk of Gold
Is at Stake.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27. Judge
Troutt, of the Superior Court, today
made an order allowing $5000 worth
of molten gold to be turned over to
Thomas Mayman and wife as soon as
they prove their claim to the metal,
which was found by some boys In the
debris after the fire of April, l0fi. The
land where the gold was found be
longs to Mrs. Marie E. Lucke, who laid
claim to the gold.
The Maymans, however, who lived
In the house which formerly occupied
the lot, asserted the gold represented
the accumulations of a lifetime and
brought suit for its recovery.
Mrs. Mayman testified she had been
hoarding the gold without her hus
band's knowledge for many years.
J-IUNTER "FINISHES" CHUM
First Shot Accidental, Fires Again
to Make Good Job of It.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 27. While hunt
ing today, Wesley McBride, aged 16,
according to his own version of the
affair, accidentally shot his companion,
Harry Long, aged 15, in the jaw, and
then fired two shots Into his head to
"make a good job of It."
McBride says he was twirling a re
volver on hla finger when the first
shot occurred. He notified the police
of the shooting, saying he fired the
two shots which ended Long's life.
FANCr HIM. IDEAL?.
Captain andTen Others
Safe on Lightship.
EARLY MORN BRINGS RESCUE
Little Craft Found 20 Miles
From Scene of Wreck.
ANCIENT LIFEBOAT BLAMED
Poor Equipment at Garibaldi Station
Held Responsible for Itoe of Two,
Llfc-Saver Swept Away and
Sailor Carried Off by Sea,
TILLAMOOK, Or., Nov. J7. Sp
cial.) In the wreck' of the steamer
Argo, which occurred at the mouth of
Tillamook Bay yesterday, four persona
are known to be dead, and the vessel Is a
This became known positively today
upon the arrival at Astoria of the
tug Wallula with the news that a boat
from the Argo containing Captain
Snyder and 10 others had landed lta .
load safely on Lightship No. 70 at 4
o'clock this morning.
Second Boatload Saved.
Another email boat, containing th
,o's mate and nine others, wal
picked up about midnight last night
by the gasoline i ;hooner Oshkoih,
which returned to this port this morn-,
The following list accounts for all
on board the Argo:
Mrs. Li. A. Holdredge. of Portland
Martin Olson, swept from vessel.
Nellie Hunter, aged 6, of Napa, Cal.
Henry Wlckman, member Garibaldi
Beach Life-saving orew.
Rescued by Lifeboat.
Mrs. W. C. King.
I.eona Hunter, aged 11, sister of Nel
lie. Escaped in Mate J. A. Johnson's boat
and picked up by gasoline schooner Osh
kosh: L. A. Holdredge.
W. C. King.
Holllns, negro cook.
A. E. Millard.
Two Scandinavians, name unknown.
Escaped in Captain Levi Snyder'a boat
and picked up by the Columbia River
Chief Engineer J. H. Snyder.
Assistant Engineer Thomas Russell.
Purser W. A. Stlmson.
Oiler, name unknown.
Sailor, A. Mecklinbiirg.
Sailor, A. Leslie.
Fireman, M. Peterson.
Jiutrous Story Told.
Graphic Is the tale of the disaster told
by L. A. Holdredge. who escaped In the
"We left Astoria about 6 o'clock In the
morning," he said, "with about a dozen
passengers and an overload of freight.
The Argo drew eight feet, ten inchea
while lying at the dock in Astoria. After
crossing out over the Colombia Bar we
made the trip to the Tillamook Bar with
out any trouble. After we had crossed
In the first I knew of any trouble was
when I heard the vessel's bottom scraping
on the rocks. The ship struck the bot
tom at least six times and then the en- i
glneer ran up and notified the captain
that his starboard engine was broken.
The captain replied he would go with one
engine, and this he undertook to do. We
managed to get inside the bar but the
one engine was not strong enough to buck
the strong tide running at that time of
"The v?sel drifted down on to the bar
and pounded there till the steam pipe
broke, and this smashed the planking of
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HOW HE SEEMV
"TO A WELl'KNOWM
Waat Re Hepea.
nr Anything to Oblige I
The Land ot Opparrcnlry.
Several Conceptions of V, Sam.