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TO GRIM REAPER
World's Greatest Railroad King Suc
cumbs to Disease.
His Mind Clear to Last, He Passes
Away Surrounded by Family Se
crecy Preserved Until Stock Ex
change Closed for the Day and
Arden, Sept 10. Edward H. Harri
man, the greatest organizer of rail
roads the world hss ever known, met
the only lasting defeat of his active
life at the hands of death. Secluded
in bis magnificent home on Tower
Hill, ha succumbed to an intestinal
disorder yesterday after a fight against
disease that will rank for sheer grit
with his remarkable straggles in the
The exact time of his death is known
only in that limited circle of relatives
and associates who bad shielded Mr.
Hsrrimsn from all outside annoyance
during his Isst illness. The time was
given out as 3 :35 p. m., but Mrs. Mary
Simonds, sister of the dead man, said
last night that Mr.'. Harriman died at
1 :30 p. m. Whether this apparent
discrepancy hss any bearing on the
current belief that every effort was
made to lesser, the ir.fluence of the
financier's death on the New York
stock market is problematical. But it
is significant that the time of bis
death, as officially announced, was just
85 minutes after trading had ceased on
tbe New York exchange.
Mr. Harriman died peacefully and
to the end his brilliant mind retained
its clearness. After a relapse o.) Sun
day he sank slowly and soon after noon
yesterday there came a relapse that
marked the approach of the end. His
wife, two daughters and two sons, who
have been constantly with him, assem
bled at the bedside and a carriage was
hastily dispatched for Mrs. Simonds,
whose home is three miles from the
Tower Hill home. Mrs. Simonds en
tered the great silent home in time to
be present at her brother's death. She
joined the wife and children, who,
with Dr. W. G. Lyle, of New York,
and Orlando Harriman, a brother, and
tbe nurses, formed a group at tbe bed
side. Mr. Hsrrimsn will be placed at
rest in the family plot at the little
graveyard behind St. John's Episcopal
church at Arden. Ha will rest beside
his eldest son, Edward H. Harriman,
Jr., who died 22 years ago, soon after
the family first came to Arden. The
services will beheld at 3:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, and, it is under
stood, will be strictly private.
Edward Henry Harriman will go
down in history as one of the most
spectacular "niseis! geniuses, most
daring stock speculators and greatest
railroad magnates of bis time. He
was bom at Hempstead, L. I., Febru
ary 25, 1848, the son of Rev. Orlando
Harriman, Jr., rector of an Episcopal
church in that town, founded in 1702.
The early life of the future man of
millions was one of great poverty. His
father was a cultured but poor roan,
his mother came from an old aristo
cratic, but equally impecunious family
of New Brunswick, N. J.
Edward H. Harriman received his
early educstion at the district school
and supplemented it by a two years'
course in a boys' school under church
auspices, where the sons of clergymen
paid practically nothing for their edu
cation. Edward Henry Harriman began his
career as clerk in a broker's office on
Wall street. He showed no unusual
ability and for many years gave no
promise of his later brilliant develop
ment. Socially he was well liked and
those who knew him at that time des
cribed him as a sociable young man,
always full of fun. He wss noted,
however, for a mind of his own.. What
he wanted be generally obtained, but
his desires and ambitions were, at that
time, at least, neither very sweeping
nor particularly Irrpsrtant,
How he obtained bis start and the
funds which enabled him to boy a seat
on tbe New York stock exchange, have
never been clearly explained. The
most widely accepted explsnation,
however, was to the effect that during
the famous "gold corner" engineered
by Gould, Fisk, Kimber and others,
Edward H. Harriman plunged with all
his own money and some borrowed from
Coal Land Thieves Arrested.
New York. Sept 10. Rufus Ireland,
George Dally, Frank T. Wells and Wil
ber force Sully are under arrest here
charged with conspiracy to defraud tbe
United States government out of 1,760
acres of coal lands in Wyoming, near
Lander. All are held under I5i0 bail.
They were indicted on May 21 in tbe
Federal district court of Wyoming,
along with a number of others, for al
leged land fraads committed in that
state. It is alleged that the defend
ants got possession of the coal lands by
Suffering Follows Floods.
Monterey, Mexico. Sept 10. Be
lieving that the people in tbe outlying
districts are facing starvation aad
death as a result of the raging waters,
several expeditions are being formed
hero today to go to their relief. A
priest arriving from Aaecoeie states
that the town and its population of 2,
000 souls hare entirely disappeared.
The people have fled to tbe hills or
have perished, either In the flood or
bis brother Orlando, and cleared enough
to buy himself, in August 1870, a seat
on the New York stock exchange.
Young Harriman married early in life
and married very well. His wife was
Miss Mary Averell, of Rochester, N.
Y., whose father was a capitalist and
a successful railroad man.
For a number of years the broker
firm of E. H. Harriman & Co. did a
thriving business on Wall street spec
ulating with its own funds and execut
ing commissions for the Vanderbilts
and other wealthy capitalist clients. It
was not until 1883 that E. H. Harri
man came actively into the railroad
field. At that time be bad become
known as a capitalist one of the few
who bed gathered together a great for
tune in the ten trouble years between
1870 and 1880. He was credited with
having in his strong box a fair list of
stocks he hsd picked up at extremely
low prices during the various panics.
Along in 1883 he was elected a di
rector of tbe Illinois Central railroad.
Whether Mr. Harriman entered the
railroad field in accordance with an al
ready matured plan of his or whether
bis accidental acquaintance with rail
road matters suggested to him the
enormous possibilities of acquiring the
control of large railroad systems, is
not definitely known. At all events,
Mr. Harriman's entry into the direct
orate of the Illinois Central railroad
marked the beginning of his career as
a munipuletor of railrorad stocks and
reorganiter of raiload systems which,
in the course of 10 or 16 years made
him one of tbe greatest railroad kings
ever known in the United States and
placed him in control of more than 54,
000 miles of water transportation lines
and of railroad lines of an eatimaUd
length of 27.000 miles.
The railroads included in the Harri
man system were of sufficient mileage
to reach more than two and one-half
times around tbe globe. They com
prised tbe following:
Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Ore
gon Short Line, Oregon Railroad &
Navigation company, Illinois Central,
Georgia Central, Baltimore & Ohio,
Delaware & Hudson, Erie, New York
Central, Pere Marquette, San Pedro,
Ls Angeles & Salt Lake, St Joseph &
Grand Island, St Paul & Northwestern.
Harriman was in addition the head
of four steamship companies, one of
which operates steamers across the Pa
cific. He was also in the directorate
of the Wells Fargo Express company,
the Western Union Telegraph compsny,
tbe Colorado Fuel & Iran, The Guaran
tee Trust and the Equitable companies
of New York, the National City bank,
and 31 other corporations.
GENERAL CORBIN DEAD
Noted Army Man Passes Away After
New York, Sept 9. Lieutenant
General Henry C Cor bin died in Roose
velt hospoital in this city yesterday
after an operation for a renal disorder.
General Corbin would have been 67
years old in a few days. Mrs. Corbin
and ex-Governor Myron T. Herrirk
were at his bedside when death occurr
ed. He had been ill for two years.
Accompanied by Mrs. Corbin and his
daughter, Mrs. Psrsons, of Ardsley,
N. Y., he weiit to Carlsbad for treat
ment on June 12 last The waters
there appeared to hsve improved his
condition after two weeks' stay, snd he
returned to England, where his former
trouble recurred and be went to Paris
to consult physicians. The trouble de
veloped more seriously while in Paris,
and be determined to return to Ameri
ca. J. G. Schmidlapp, of Cincinnati,
met him in Paris and with Mrs. Corbin
they sailed for New York on the steam
er Rotterdam, which arrived here Sun
day. The general was taken to the
Hotel Martinique in this city, and Dr.
Frank Erdwurm was summoned. The
physicians advised that General Corbin
be removed to the Roosevelt hospital,
and he was taken there on Monday.
The operation was performed Tuesday
morning by Dr. Lauceus Hotchkis.
Paris Press is Skeptical.
Paris, Sept. 9. The press of Psris
was today absorbed in the rival claims
of Dr. Cook and Commander Peary,
and there is a noticeable drift of op n
ion in tbe direction that Dr. Cook will
have difficulty in proving the validity
of bis claim in the face of the story of
an experienced explorer like Peary.
Virtually all tbe newspapers sgree that
Dr. Cook has passed into the back
ground since Peary entered upon the
scene and some of them declare that
since Peary's appearance be will be
doubted more than ever.
Both Stories Undoubted
Rome, Sept 9. Commander Cairn i,
who was with the Duke of Abruzzi on
his Polar expedition, said today: "Tha
Peary would reach the Pole one day I
never doubted, nor have I doubts as to
the sincerity of Dr. Cook. The doubts
with regard to Cook arise from the
vagueness of his first statements, the
misunderstanding regarding the Polar
temperature, the position of tbe newly
discovered land and his apparent lack
pof preparation for the expedition."
Otter Hunting is Stopped.
Victoria, B. C, Sept 10. Word has
been received by the Victoria Sealing
company that the sealing schoonr
Thomas F. Bayard, which has been in
Behring sea bunting for sea otter, has
been orderd from the bunting grounds
by a United States revenue cutter. As
bunting for sea otter is not prohibited,
protest will be made to Ottawa with a
view to having representations made
WeUman Gives Up Dash.
Christiana, Sept 9. A special dis
patch from Tromsoe says that Walter
Wellmaa has instructed his agent to
arrange for the return of all the explor
er's property from Virgo bay.
HAPPENINGS GATHERED IN AND
AROUND WASHINGTON. D. G.
VACANCIES ARE LIKELY.
Justices Harlan and. Moody in Poor
Health and May Retire.
Washington, Sept 10. When the
Supreme court of the United States
convenes for tbe October term it is
probable that two of the chairs upon
the bench, those that have been occu
pied by Justices Harlan and Moody,
will be vacant
Justice Harlan is eligible for retire
ment but until recently bis health has
been exceptionally robust for one of
his age. It is reported that he is
likely to go from his summer home at
Murray bay to California to recuper
ate, and that unless a change of cli
mate restores his health he will retire.
Justice Moody, who recently suffered
a severe attack, does not recover, it is
Reports concerning the condition of
Justice Dsy are not reassuriiig. Chief
Justice Fuller is eligible for retirement.
President Taft will, it is believed,
have within a short time the designa
tion of at least one Supreme court jus
tice. Governor Hughes, of New York, and
Justice Lurton, of Tennessee, are
among the prominent lawyers mention
ed for the first vacancy.
BARBERS AND BAR BOYS USED
All Entrymen Engaged in Conspiracy
From New York.
Washington, Sept 11. The entries
on account of which Dally, Sully, Ire
land and Wells were arrested involve
about 6d,000 acres of valuable coal
land in the Lander, Wo., land district
The entries were made in 1906, and it
is charged that all the entrymen, about
190, were residents of New York, city,
most of them being barbers and bar
tenders. In the indictment it is as
serted that the entrymen engaged in
a conspiracy with Dally, Sully, Ireland
and Wells and others to defraud the
government the entries being made in
the interest of the Oil Creek Coal com
pany and the Northwestern Coal com
pany. Others indicted were Samuel W.
Gebo, of Montana; Thomas McDonald,
of New York, and John Nelson and
John B Wright of Wyoming..
Railroads May Refund.
Washington, Sept 10. An order in
volving approximately 11,000,000 in
reparation was issued by the Interstate
ommerce commission today. '., It In
cludes claims in the Central Yellow
Pine association territory Louisiana,
Mississippi and Western Alabama
and involves a refund of amounts paid
by shippers of lumber from the terri
tory to points in other states in which
an overcharge of 2 cents a 100 hundred
pounds was collected by various rail
roads. Great Secrecy at Beverly.
Beverley, Mass., Sept 10. Interest
in the earrand that brings Secretary of
the Inerior Ballinger to tbe summer
capital was intensified today by the
greater secrecy with which his confer
ence with President Taft was veiled.
The secretary remained in Boston
throughout the dsy, in company with
Mr. Lawlor, assistant attorney general
for the Interior department swaiting
an opportunity to renew his delibera
tions with the president
Names Tariff Commission.
Beverly, Sept 15. President Taft
yesterday announced the appointment
of the new tariff commission : Chair
man, Professor Henry C. Emery, of
Yale; assistant secretary of the treas
ury, James B. Reynolds, of Boston;
editor and publisher of the Breeders
Gazette, Alvin H. Sanders, of Chicago.
The commission is authorized to em
ploy experts to investigate foreign and
domestic tariffs. The announcement
was made after a conference.
Taft Has Heard Ballinger.
Beverly, Mass., Sept 11. Although
he had concluded his conference with
Secretary Ballinger today President
Taft refrained from making any state
ment as to the controversy that brought
tbe cabinet officer to Beverly. Mr.
Ballinger has returned to Washington.
He will not see the president until Sep
tember 29, in Sesttle, unless he find
time to reach Colorado on the day the
president visits the Gunnison irrigation
Cotton Crjp Shorter.
Washington, Sept 11. The first bul
letin of the director of the census
showing the operations of the cotton
ginners for 1909 wss issued today. It
covers the period up to September 1
and shows that for that time 877,552
running bales have been ginned, as
sgainst 402,229 for the same period
Are Railroads Overpaid?
Washington, Sept 14. It was an
nounced today that Postmaster General
Hitchcock will institute an inquiry to
detremina whether tha $50,000,000
which tha government annually pays
the railroads for carrying the mails is
too much or too little for tha service
Orders Throe Billion Postcards.
Washington, 8pet 14. Tbe contract
for supplying 3,487,000,000 postal
cards to bis department in the next four
years baa been awarded by Postmaster
General Hitchcock to tha government
printing office at tha lowest bid, $934,-717.15.
SHIPPERS GET REBATE.
Sensational Charges Made Against At
lantic Ocean tines.
Washington, Sept 14. In official
circles here more than ordinary interest
is excited over the investigation in
New York into the alleged illegal oper
ations of some of the trans-Atlantic
steamship lines, especially the Holland-
The charges that these lines have
entered into conspiracy with certain
American railroad lines in restraint of
trade, that rebates have been paid them
by some railroads and that they have
laid themselves liable to prosecution
under the terms of the Sherman anti
trust act did not surprise those who
had followed tha proceedings in what
was known as tha Cosmopolitan ship
ping cases before the Interstate Com
The commission dismissed the case
on the ground that it had no authority
to act The evidence was turned over
to the Department of Justice. Wade
E. Ellis, assistant to the attorney gen
eral, expressed surprise that the mat
ter bal become public and declined to
Ban on Certificates.
Washington, Sept 11. Secretary
Ballinger received today from Attor
ney General Wickeraham a second
opinion, holding that the co-operative
plan of building government irrigation
projects is illegal. Under this plan
settlers were permitted to aid in build
ing canals, laterals, etc, and were
paid in certificates, which latoi' were
to be accepted by the government from
settlers in payment for water rights in
lieu of cash. Secretary Ballinger says
no further certificates will bo issued,
but that all outstanding certificates
heretofore issued by the reclamation
service will be redeemed at full face
value and paid in cash as quickly ss
the money is available in tha reclama
tion fund. He expected all such cer
tificstes to be redeemed in the near
Psrts of Cansl Finished.
Washington, Sept 11. "Good pro
gress is being made on the Panama
canal and four sections of it have.been
finished," said Colonel Goethals, chief
engineer in charge of the construction
work, upon his arrival here last night
from the isthmus. "The canal must
be finished some time and tha excava
tions will fall off from time to time as
each part is finished," he said, when
asked to what he attributed the de
crease in the average excavations in
August compared with those of the
preceding month. "If the work for
Culebra cut alone were figured out it
would be found we are doing more
there at the present than at any previ
Foreign Capital for Peru.
Washington, Sept 9. Leslie
Coombs, the United States minister at
Lima, Peru, has reported to the State
department under recent data that a
London syndicate composed of the Bank
of London and Peru, the London Bank
of South America Mexico, W. R.
Grsce & Co., and Baring Brothers,
sharing with the German bank and
Spitzer, of Paris, havs taken some
$1,500,000 of the bond? of the Electric
Tram & Electric Lighting company.
Studying Up Coal Cases.
Washington, Sept 9. Special Agent
Sheridan, of the land office, who has
been assigned to conduct the govern
ment' esse at the hearing on the Cun
ningham Alaska coal land entries, to
begin at Seattle October 15, is now in
Washington familiarizing himself with
such records in the esse as are now on
file in the general land office. Upon
completion of this investigation he
will return to Seattle in time to begin
the hearings at the time set
Hitchcock Coming West.
Washington, Sept 15. Postmaster
General Hitchcock left Washington to
night on a trip to the Pacific coast go
ing by way of New York city. lie
will arrive in Seattle in time to be
present at the Washington state post
masters' convention, September 20 and
21. He will attend also the conven
tions of tbe Oregon and Montana post
matters. Show Disgust With Peary.
Washington, Sep. 15.-"Pole hunt
ing is a sportsman's job; the scientific
value of the discovery is very flight, "J
said Henry W. Perk in, acting super
intendent of the coast geodetic survey,
todsy. All Washington replies: "If
that is true, why, in hesven's name,
can't the question of the victory be
settled in a sportsmanlike manner?"
Naval Contracts 8ignd.
Washington, Sept 9. Contracts
with the San Francisco Bridge com
pany for the construction of the Pearl
harbor dry docks, Hawaii, at $1,700,
000, and with the Maryland Steel com
pany, of Sparrows Point for the con
struction of a fleet collier st $HH9.000
were signed Uu today by Acting Sec
retary of the Navy Winthrop.
Crop Yields Incresse.
Washington, Sept 9. Soils of the
United States are not wearing out and
crop yields are increasing rather than
decreasing. These facts are demon
strated in a bulk-tin to be issued so n
by the bureau of soils of tha Agricul
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