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VOL. XXVIII NO. 50.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1909.
TRICE FIVE CENTS.
THRUSTS IN QUIP
"POLAR EXPLORERS" THERE
Diners Told at First Hand
"Truth" of Discovery.
TAFT IS HAILED IN SONG
Oet Favored Clause of Famous "Oh
l'oa Kid" Ditty, With Roosevelt
on Short End Cannot) Shown
in Plastiquea on Pedestal.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1L President
Taft and members of his Cabinet,
Senators, Judges, scientists and diplo
matists and men of high station in pub
lic and private life spent several hours
tonight aa the guests of the Gridiron Club
In revelry, songr and ncmsense-, " blended
with wlBdom. f
The notables present heard many home
ly truths told in strange form, end -en-Joyed
many a Joke at their own expense,
because of the genial humor' in which
the shafts of wit were concealed.
Men of strongly opposed politics, and
others who, although of the same polit
ical party, had found serious reasons for
wide divergence, Jvere present at the din
ner and listened, not only- with philoso
phy, but even with glee, to the comical
exploitation of their Quarrels.
Preceding the festivities, a business
meeting was held, at which Scott C. Bone,
of the Washington Herald, and Richard
V. Oulahan. of the New York Sun, were
elected president and vice-president, re
spectively, of the Gridiron Club. ..Philan
der C. Johnson, of the Washington Star;
W. W. Jerm&ne. of the Minneapolis Jour
nal and 8atUe Times, and Edwin M.
Hood, of the - Associated Press, were
elected members of the executive, commit
tee. ... .... -
Pole Question Settled.
. The distinguished company learned in
n authoritative way the truth about the
discovery of the North Pole through a
scientific commission, which reported per
sonally to the Gridiron Club, and under
took to arbitrate the differences between
Peary and Cook, who, in this Instance,
were represented by the two Initiates into
the club membership Edward L. Keen,
of the United Press, and Ira E. Bennott,
of the Washington Post and San Fran
One of the explorers said he had iden
tified the Pole by the resemblance of the
climatic conditions to inauguration day in
Washington. He had qualified for his
task by climbing Capitol Hill to reach
the appropriations committee, and was
equipped with a fountain pen and a meg
aphone. The Pole was found to be as far
distant from land as President Taft found
it from the insurgent wigwam to Stand
Bants Clans' Strange Packages.
Strange discoveries were made. Santa
Glaus was found laden with heavy pack
ages marked. "My Policies From T. R.
to W. H. T."
The aurora borealls resembled the halo
that Taft put on Aldrich, while Cannon's
halo resembled the midnight sun (with
out the sun). Matt Hensou appeared,
claiming to have located the Pole In Sa
vannah, and produced It in the shape of
a barber's pole, tunefully telling of his
exploits. The question of identity being
raised, barbers ruthlessly removed the
enormous hirsute appendages of the
pseudo-explorers and disclosed the ini
tiates. Tncle Joe in Plastiques.
Then the electric bulbs were dimmed,
and In the brilliancy of a calcium light
. "Uncle Joe" Cannon was portrayed in a
series of plastic poses on a pedestal as
"The Iron Duke," with the inevitable
cigar, grown to mammoth proportions
and tilted upward at the familiar sharp
angle, while the quartet chanted a ditty
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HARRY MURPHY OFFERS A PICTORIAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL
1 SUN. ll MON.
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR CHRISTMAS
GOODNESS CgA'ClOuS'. TflEN BE Hopping.
ThiS 1 SUNiM:"TO YOUR SORROW
MORE ARE CAOif Dr BwT THERE'S
PEERS IN WALES
TORY' . AGENT CHASED FROM
HALT, KICKED BY AUDIENCE.
Many Peers Speak and Are Met
"With Chaff, and Interrup
tions at Meetings.
IjONDON. Dec. 11. The feature or the
Conservative neetings during the past
week has been the number of peers who
have come forward to support the candi
dates and the storm of interruptions and
generally good-natured chaff to which
thev have been subjected.
A more serious incident, however, oc
curred . at' Rhos, Denbigh, this evening,
when the audience broke up a Conserva
tive meeting, chased the candidates out
of the building and kicked the Conserva
tive agent unconscious. Austen Chamber
lain. ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer, up
to. the. present Jias .been. the. only Con
servative active in the field. Tonight he
met with stormy interruptions again from
his constituents in a suburb, of Birming
ham. Joseph Chamberlain has issued a mani
festo in Manchester and Salford, declar
ing tariff reform must be adopted in order
to compete with foreign countries.
EDITOR'S HOME DYNAMITED
Another Attempt "Made to Do Awbj
-.' With St.- Louis Writer.
ST. LOCTS, Dec. 11. The residence of
Harry B. Wandell, city editor of the St.
Louis Star, was dynamited early thi
morning. The front door and windows
we're blown" out." 'A" man was seen run
ning away from the house. No person
Recently Wanflell was -slugged as he
was entering the Star Building.
A note shoved under the door and
found after the explosion, read:
"II. W. D. Be careful next time;
under your chair."
The note was unsigned. ', '
Twenty minutes after the explosion,
which occurred at 1:10 o'clock, Wandell
collapsed and was put under the care of
CONSERVATION IS JOLTED
Spokane Miners Declare Themselves
Opposed to National Policy.
SPOKANE, Wash., Tec. 11. (Special.)
The Spokane branch of ).h American
Mining Congress has started a fight
against the conservation policy and
has instructed a committee to draw
resolutions" condemning it, a be' "for
warded to the headquarters of tjie sec
retary. ' .
'"The conservation report of R. , A.
Ballinger" was discussed at length by
Russell A. Collins at a meeting last
night. Mat Baumgartner, president,, of
the local branch, presided. Mr. Collins,
J. W. McBride, . L. K. Armstrong and
other speakers unanimously opposed the
policy of National conservation and rec
ommended that each state should indi
vidually conserve Its resources.
FIRST SKATING; FIVE DEAD
Ohio Family Nearly Wiped Out by
. Accident on Iake.
KENT, O., Dec. 11. The opening of
the skating season claimed five vic
tims near here today, and nearly ob
literated a family. The dead: Frank
Cormany, a farmer; Helen, Flora and
Mabel, 9, 7 and 4 years old, his three
daughters, and Russell Cormany, 18
years old, his brother.
The party left home about 9 o'clock
this morning, promising to return for
dinner. When they failed to appear.
Mrs. Cormany became anxious, and,
taking her three-year-old child,
formed a searching party, which found
TALKS TEMPERANCE, DIES
Stranger Falls' as lie Lifts. Cup of
Water to Lips at Fountain.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11. Ernest
Bossu, 65 years of age. patriarchal in
appearance, stopped at the fountain In
the plaza here today and, before lift
ing a cup of water to. bis lips, began to
deliver a speech on temperance to the
bystanders- As he ended his speech
and lifted the cup he fell dead.
Nothing is known of him, the only
means of identification being his name
and age written in a little notebook
in his pocket.
BUY THOSE GIFTS, EtbEXOU will SAY
THIS lb YOUR unlucky DVY.
60T NO BOYt AND CjIRLS?
STILL IN BALANCE
Nation Has Not Made Up
Its Mind Yet.
HIS IS HARD PLAGE TO FILL
Fear. Rises Fje May Not Be
True to Roosevelt Policies.
CONGRESS IS DISAPPOINTED
Some Blunders Made Which Politi
cian Would Steer Clear Of Atti
tude Towards Aldrich Disturbs '
West Method on Trial.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 11. "What do your people
think about Taft?" "What kind of an
impression has Taft made in your state?"
"Do your constituents regard Taft as a
worthy successor to Roosevelt?" "Is it to
be Taft or Teddy In 1912?"
These are the questions that Were asked
on the floor of both Senate and House on
the opening day of 'the session, when
Senators and members were brought to
gether for the first time since August.
The thought apparently uppermost in
every mind was of the President. Men
had been forming their own opinions, but
all were anxious to find out the opinions
of others, and particularly the opinion
of the rank and file of the voters.
Not in a long time has there been such
a general inqulsitiveness as to the stand
ing of any President before the people.
In the last Administration Senators and
members knew how their people felt; they
were for Roosevelt or against him, and
they made known their views. Sentiment
was easily weighed. It was largely so
with McKlnley, though in a less marked
Taft' Hard to Please.
But with Taft it is different. Sentiment
seems to be more difficult to sixe up.
Judging from many opinions asked and
given by. Benators - and- members fresh
from their constituents; there is, as yet,
no-general opinion with regard to Presi
dent Taft, either for him or against him.
It would perhaps be fair to say that
sentiment Is as yet being withheld. He
has not had a chance to show what he
will do, nor how he will do It. His ad
ministration Is not much niore than nine
months old; its work Is not yet well under
way; the President himself has not had
as much opportunity as might be desired
to show his capacity and his caliber. He
Is still on trial. But he will be watched
closely during the present session of Con
gress, and by adjournment his measure
will be taken. His reputation, accord
ing to many, will be made before the
close of the session, and Jt will be good
or bad according to what he accom
Congress Trifle Disappointed.
There Is no denying the fat that there
Is reflected in Congress a faint indication
of disappointment with the new Presi
dent a disappointment with what he. has
said and done up to the present time.
And yet the public, according to report,
seems willing to suspend judgment until
later, hoping that during the Winter the
President will show up in better light
than during the past nine months. It is
difficult for Mr. Taft, as it would be
difficult for any man, to succeed Theodore
Roosevelt in the White House. By com
parison any man would suffer somewhat,
and the people seemingly are willing to
make certain allowances on' that score.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that the
President has allowed the impression to
get abroad .that he Is not heartily in
sympathy with some of the most popular
of the Roosevelt policies. This would
seem to be the chief reason for doubt.
According to . his friends, he has made
serious blunders in the past blunders
that would ' have been avoided by an
adroit politician, which it Is conceded the
President is not. He has done a number
of things Roosevelt would not have done,
and he has left undone other things that
Roosevelt most certainly woulcLhave done.
It is to be Inferred from expressions of
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FRIENDS BCU EVE ME YOUCt REJOICE
IF YOU MAKE AN ETKRLY CHOK.E
ON rV KN&Eb.CbOOJ FOLKS, I BEC
WO0 TO pARoOrtt bHA6 AwlECl
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEPTBRDaVs Maximum temperature, - 34
decrees; minimum. 39 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; brisk to east winds.
Welsh voters kick Tory out of meeting and
"josh- Lords. Section 1. page 1.
Reinforcements ordered to Blueflelds. a
Zelaya menaces town. Section 1. page 8.
Representative Mann says any amendment
would help anti-trust law. Section X.
Country has not yet made up its mind
whether Taft is worthy successor of
Roosevelt. Section 1. page 1.
Carthage. Mo., water company dismantles
plant, city 'gets along with makeshift
' pipes and cisterns. Section 1. page 2.
General Greely resigns from Explorers' Club
over Peary-Cook controversy. Section 1.
Federal grand jury returns joint indictment
against alleged member. of Black Hand
organization. Section 1. page 8.
Thug who robbs two stores last week, then
kills man in baths, robs same store again.
Section 1, page 1.
Delirious woman gives clew to perpetrator
of Savannah outrage. Section 1 page 5.
Interscholastlc basketball season opens. Sec-,
tiOTi 2, page 2.
Big six' colleges' of Northwestern Conference
form baseball league. Section It, page 2.
Ban Johnson favors all-year-round control
of ball players; opposes "Winter "barn-
' storming - Section:, .page 3.
Corbett will train Jeffries. Section 2, Pale 3-
Football critics see Rugby played in rNew
York; what theyay. Section 2, page 3.
Rutt - and Glark win sixrday .bicycle race.
Section 1, page 3.
San Francisco still wants Jeffries-Johnson
fight. Section 4, page 4.
All Interscholastic League football captains
.are chosen. Section 4, page 4.
Oregon Athletic Club plans good boxing
card for smoker. .Section 4. page 4.
Sale of space for auto show nets $20,000.
Section 4, page 5. .
Mount Hood road will be boosted at auto
show. Section 4, page 5.
MAoy deliveries of. new. cars, made to local
auto dealers. Section 4, page 5.
Many athletes enter for Christmas swim
across Willamette. Section 4. page 6.
Plans started for next livestock show and
races. Section 4. page 6.
Fight prophesied for meeting of National
League. Section 4, page ti.
Portland anxiously wonders If Northwestern
team will land. Section 4, page 6.
Dnny Long leads Coast League In batting.
Section 4, page 8. . ;
Aberdeen puzzles over mysterious influence
of Thomas Kelly, imported "cop." Sec
tion 1, page 6
Investigation by Hood River committee fails
to reveal expenditure of $50.0011 appro
priated for Columbia River highway in
1778. Section 1, page T. v
Loral option fight' paralyzes business at
Walla Walla, Section 1, page 7-
Cunningham afeked eighth of each claim lo
cated, witness says. Section 1, page 6.
Jury acquits John Ripllnser of embezzle
ment charge. Section 1, page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Another advance In local flour prices. Sec
tion 4. page 11. ..-
High premiums for cash grain strengthen.
Kastern wheat markets. - Section - 4.
page 11. v ' '
Money, continues to flow to New York. Sec
iion 4, page 11. .--..'
Real Eattti and Building.
Feature of week Is number of big deals
made. Section 4; page 7
Large bakery to be built . on East Side.
Section .4. page 7.
T. B. Wilcox announces 12-story structure
for Sixth and Washington. Section 4,
page 8. ,
Cecilia Building Company plans apartment
house. Section 4, page 8.
Eilers Piano Company to build three-sTory
warehouse. Section 4. page 8.
Blake-McFall building rising rapidly. Sec
tion 4, page 9.
Milwaukie reports much activity. Section 4,
Many sales of farm lands reported. Section 4.
Paving policy of Mayor Simon finds favor.
Section 4, page 10.
Baker Theater to give way to class A build
ing. Section 4, page 10.
Low record made In building permits.
Section 4. page 10.-
Irvlngton district keeps up record. Section 4,
Good buildings being erected on Union ave
nue on East-Side. Section 4. page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Road incorporated for $10,000,000 to run
- from Portland to phoenix, Arls. Section
.3, page 14..
East Side as one in sustaining Mavor's ap
proval of Broadway bridge. Section 3.
Owner of big sheep "ranch says forestry
policy has forced him .out of business.
Section 3, page 12.
Government sues to recover valuable Uma
tilla land. Section 3. page 12.
Case of alleged violation of labor law by
F. C. Stettler hinges on one word. Sec
tion 8. page 12.
Car narrowly escapes running through open
d raw on Morrison bridge. Sect ion a,
W. K. Newell tells Y. M. C A. class how
to prune apple trees. Section 2, page 3.
Arlington Club's annual supper excels all
former f edsts ; officers are elected.
Section 1, page 8.
Dr. T. F. Eliot home from search of the
East for Reed Institute president, says
he has several prominent educators in
view. Section 2, page 12.
OLDEST ODDFELLOW DEAD
Phlneas Bachelder Was Member of
Order Over 50 Years.
BANGOR, Me, Deo. 11. Phlneas Bach
elder, said to be the oldest member of the
Independent Order of Oddfellows In the
world, died tonight, aged 98 years.
He had been an Oddfellow for more
than half a century and had held the of
fice of grand patriarch.
DISCOURSE ON THE MAN WHO SAD TO RELATE
SHOP NOW AND YOOLC MAKE LFS
FOR THE OvER BURDEN ED CLERK. '
NOW NOU'RE IN THE CHRIST AAA JAM J
GENTLER FAR A BftTT. KING. RAM 1
Robs Store Again.
SAYS WANTS MAN NEXT TIME
Police Watch Baths, Fearful of
. Another Killing.
HOLDUP 'MAKES ESCAPE
After Grabbing Two . HandfuU of
Coin,' Daring Thug Walks Out
and Is Ijost' in Crowd Police
Lay Work to Drug Fiend.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11. After being
sought toy the entire police department
of the city for a week the unidentified
man who last Saturday night held up and
robbed two drugstores and then entered a
(Hammam bath establishment and without
a word shot down and killed the book
keeper, William H. Schneider, tonight
walked into the .first place held up toy
him a week ago, and at the point of a
pistol again robbed it, obtaining 9125.
The drugstore is located on Market
street, near Larkin, and scores of Christ
mas shoppers were passing the place at
the time. An hour later, a man believed
to be the robber telephoned the druggist
that unless more than $100 was in the till
next time he would shoot the proprietor's
Seven Persons in Store."
Seven persons were .In the rear of" the
store when the robber entered and asked
one of the clerks. for some headache pow
ders. Dr. .EL H. Gleason, proprietor of
the place, happened to look up from the
prescription counter and there within a
few feet of him recognized the man who
robbed him last Saturday night. With a
whispered "there he Is again," to a clerk,
he ran upstairs In the rear to notify the
police.. In .the meantime the, clerk, who
had waited on the robber, turned to
hand him the powders, and found him
self confronted with a businesslike re-,
volver of blue steel and was forced to
hand over all the u money in the cash
Two Handfuls of Coin Grabbed.
"I want your cash," declared the sup
As the clerk promptly poured out the
contents of the cash register, J. H. Cour
neen, a co-partner with Oleason in the
store, shouted, to the clerk, "Don't give
It to him." The robber's pistol wavered
for a moment and then he grabbed two
handfuls of the coin, leaving $50 on the
oounter, and hurriedly walked out. Cour
neen and Edward Briggs, a real estate
dealer, followed him at a distance for
three clocks tout lost sight of him in an
alley near the ruins of the. City Hall.
About an hour after the daring robbery,
which was a repetition of his performance
last Saturday night, a man whose voice
is declared to be similar to that of the
robber called up on the telephone and
Wants More Money Xext Time.
"Tell that proprietor If he don't
have more than $100 when I call next time
I'll blow his head off."
Police have been working on the theory
that the robbery last Saturday night was
the work of a "drug fiend" and fear he
may commit another murder before morn
ins. All the drugstores east of Fillmore
street and the Hammam bath establish
ment in which Schneider was killed last
week, are being guarded by police and
detectives for fear the robber may ap
pear, at one of them- All the efforts of
the department are concentrated upon the
capture of the robber apd murderer.
Drug Fiend Confesses Murder.
Although they have an excellent descrip
tion of the man, the most diligent efforts
of the police during the past week failed
to apprehend him. Charles O. Anderson,
an ex-convict, made a sensational con
fession early in the week that he was the
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THERE RtMAIN FOR SHfiPPiNU PU.UT
DAYS NORE-HASTEIERB IT'S TOO
ttORAL. OF THIS uAY'TwAT Y6ii
FORTHWITH ,T0 THE H0F irUDOO.
RIPLINGER IS NOT
GUILTY, JURY SAYS
EX-CONTROIjIjER IS ACQUITTED
AFTER WEEK'S TRIAL,.
Seattle Man Still Faces Seven Other
Embezzlement Charges, Which
SEATTLE. Wash.. D:. 11. (Spe
cial.) After listening to the case of
the City of Seattle against John
Rlplinger, ex-City Controller, for a
whole week, the jury decided tonight
that the man accused of embezzling
$4500 from the city, and who afterward
fled to Honduras, wlfsre he successful
ly evaded all attempts at extradition,
was not guilty as charged.
With the closing of the first Rip
linger case tonight the ex-Controller
has got to face seven other counts on
different charges of embezzlement,
amounting in all to a total of nearly
Following the verdict, Riplinger left
the court room and Immediately tele
phoned a number of his friends. He
plainly showed the relief from the
ordeal through which he has passed
within the last few days. The remaind
er of his trials will take place next
month by a new Jury.
At the close of his term as City Con
troller Rlplinger ran for Mayor and
was defeated by only 15 votes. A few
days after the election he fled to Hon
duras, the only Central American re
public from which he could not be ex
tradited, and remained there until last
Summer, when he voluntarily returned
to face his accusers.
DR. CARSON IS INSTALLED
New Hrad of Mills College Takes Vp
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11. (Special.)
Prominent educators from leading in
stitutions or the Western Coast assem
bled at Mills College this afternoon and
took part In the ceremonies attending
the installation of Dr. Luella Clay Car
son as president of that pioneer semi
nary for young women.
Rev. Charles R. Brown, pastor of the
First Congregational Church, of Oak
land, and a director, in the faculty of
the college, was master of ceremonies.
Addresses were made by President
David Starr Jordan, of Stanford Uni
versity; PresidentPrince L. Campbell
of -the University of Oregon; Professax
George C. Edwards, representing the
University of California, and Mrs. C. T.
Mills, who, with the late Dr. Cyrus T.
Mills, founded the institution more
than a quarter of a century ago.
The newly installed president also
delivered an address.1 The new presi
dent was formerly dean of women and
professor of English at the University
SUTTON CASE IS UP AGAIN
Mother of Dead Lieutenant Aska for
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 11. The Sutton case is
to be revived. Mrs. Rosa B. Sutton,
mother of Lieutenant James N. Sutton,
who died at Annapolis under peculiar
circumstances. Is preparing, with her
attorneys, to go before the Maryland
grand jury when its sessions are re
sumed in Baltimore next month and at
tempt to secure indictment of one or
more of Lieutenant Sutton's fellow of
ficers who figured in the Annapolis in
quiry last Summer.
If an indictment can be obtained it
is Mrs. Sutton's purpose to press the
prosecution In the Maryland courts, but
If the grand jury falls to return any
Indictments, an attempt will be made to
have the matter Investigated by a Con
MRS. READ IS SENTENCED
Attempted Blackmail Punished With
Term in Penitentiary.
DENVER, Colo.. Dec. 11. Mrs. Allen
F. Read, recently convicted of assault
with Intent to blackmail Mrs. Genevieve
Chandler Phipps, of Denver, out of
$100,000, was this afternoon sentenced
to not less than one year nor more
than 18 years in the penitentiary.
Mrs. Read, who attempted to frighten
Mrs. Phipps by displaying two sticks
of dynamite during an automobile ride,
took her sentence stoically. Under the
sentence she will be subject to a parole
at the end of a year.
PUT OFF HIS CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
.Ji ,i rw.m i i I I l - .., i s
KaHAT THE PROMPT FOLKS DID N'T
YOU MUST TAKE LESS YOU AVAUNTj
JThough Your gifts you've
FAILE TO CaET,
GREELY OUT OVER
NORTH POLE FUSS
General Resigns From
SUPPORTER OF COOK QUITS
Calling Off of Dinner to Doctor
PEARY RE-ELECTED HEAD
Oldtime Arctic. Traveler Dislikes
Navy Officer Faction. Bossing
Organization Curt Note Is
Ills Only Expression.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11. (Special.)
The Cook-Peary controversy has led
to the resignation of General A. W.
Greely from the Explorers' Club, of
which he was president, before Com
mander Peary was elected to that po
sition. Peary is now president. Gen
eral Greely thinks the Explorers' Club
Is dominated by Peary partisans.
Peary was re-elected president at a
meeting last night.
When Dr. Cook first asserted his
discovery of the North Pole, the Ex
plorers' Club Invited him to a dinner
to be given while the Hudson-Fulton
celebration was on. . Then Commander
Peary came out with his claim of the
discovery and his assertion that Dr.
Cook was a gold brick. The Peary
faction in the club then succeeded in
having the proposed dinner called oil.
General Greely expressed his opinion
of the proceeding at the time In un
mistakable terms. All throughout the
Peary-Cook dispute General Greely,
himself an Arctic explorer of experi
ence and reputation, has stood staunch
ly by Dr. Cook.
. . General Greely resigned as a mem
ber of the Explorers' Club almost at
the beginning of the Peary-Cook con
troversy. This became known today
through the club's secretary, Harris
C. Walsh. -
"1 am not In a position to say
whether General Greely's resignation
was due to the Cook-Peary contro
versy," said Mr. Walsh. "In view of
his friendship for Dr. Cook, however,
and the confidence he expressed In
him, his resignation may be so con
strued by many persons. I can say he
did not mention Dr. Coolf in his letter
to the club. It was just a curt note of
resignation and did not give any rea
son for the Step."
It was learned today that the mem.
bers of the Explorers' Club had made
a strong effort to persuade General
Greely to reconsider his intention to
resign, but without avail.
General Greely was president of the
club prior to the election of Com
mander Peary to that office.
FRIEND DEFENDS 1)11. COOK
Explorer in Europe Prepuring His
Statement, Is Belief.
NEW YORK, Dec. 11. "While I am
not authorized to give a statement re
garding the whereabouts of Dr. Fred
erick A. Cook, the Arctic explorer, I
can say, without violating any confi
dence, that I. am satisfied he is In Eu
rope, and that he will appear next week
before the committee of the University
of Copenhagen, which Is examining his
This statement was made last night
by an Intimate friend of Dr. Cook, who
Insisted that he had every reason to i
believe that within the next 48 hours ;
the explorer will come out of seclu- :
sion and issue a statement covering
every phase of the Polar controversy. '
AFFIDAVIT COSTS Dl'XKLE JOB
Travelers' Insurance Company Dis
charges Capt. Loose's Go-between.
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 11. (Spe- .
cial.) "No man of such character as
George H. Dunkle has acknowledged
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Soon The Rusk and cruh will be,
THEN VOUXi-WlbH lOu D HEEDED rnE
BONS AND falRLI WHO HAVE NJOM).
THERE ISTinE Y6V. EVEN HfT!