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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Farts ol the World.
'PREPARED rOR THE DUSY 5ADER
Leu Important but Not Leu Inter
dine Happening from Point I
Outside the Qtsto.
Peary says he will prove Cook wai
never nt the 1'oln,
Harrman linos am not likely to liave
any mura ono-man power.
Canadian rn determined to ro-open
the llorlng tea scaling cueitlon
Harrlman atocka did not drop on the
etock exchange waa expoctod.
Lord Itoanberry has left the Ilrltlih
JCiuJIcmI party and Joined the Liberals,
Tim flrat drawing In tho Cuban na
tlonal lottery yielded the government
Latest advice say 10,000 Uvea were
lost In the arthUako which destroyed
Chicago carmen are aaln endeavor
ing to arrange for arbitration with the
The situation In Northern Mexico la
till eorloua and thoro la much suffer
ing among the people.
PEAHY D0UBT8 COOK.
Says He Was Never Out or Sight of
Land In North.
New York, SopL H, Thu following
.it. ...... i. ..... ......i it.. i.. i .
uihiiiiiii wiiri rucuivemiuro ouny inuny;
"Indlitn Harbor, Labrador, by who
les, via Cnpo Hay, SopL 8. Melvlllo
h. Stone, Associated 1'rem:
"I liavo nailed the Star and Stripes
to the North Pole. This la authorita
tive and correct,
"Cook 'a story ahould not be taken
too rerlouily. The two Ksklmos who
accompanied Cook aay ho went no dis
tance north and not out of sight of land,
Other mombora of the tribe corroborate
their atory. (Slgnod)
'Commandor Kobort E. Peary."
Unuiual building operation! through
cut tliu United States la reported for
August. Portland ahows an Increase
of 20 per cunt,
J. P. Morgan haa offered financial
old to Explorer Cook.
Wireless meninges from the Pacific
lleot report It near Honolulu.
A movement haa been a tar ted to
unite SL Paul and Minneapolis
Harrlman'a fortunel la variously ra
tlmated at from 160,000,000 to $100,
000,000. Ilrltlih people are Inclined to favor
Cook against Peary after reading tho
latter a atory.
During hla trip through tho West
Tart will explain tho now tariff bill In
Government aulta Involving title to
oil land In California will bo dolayed
liy the death of Harrlman.
The party of Japanese business men
vlalting the Coait express aurpriie at
tho magnitude of the country.
Cook haa aent for Kaklmoa to aid In
proving that he reached the Polo, but
they may not reach thia country before
There la much speculation as to liar
rlman's successor,,, Threo men are
named In thia connection, J. C.Stubbs,
It. S. Lovctt, and Jullu KrutaehnltL
The Southern Pacific la to enter the
transcontinental aced rontesL
The volcano of Akutan, Aleutian
island, Alaska, I in violent eruption.
Ionl Norlhcliffo aaya Germany la
actively preparing for war with Great
.Wealthy capitallsta havo been ar
rested for coiil land frauds la Wy
oming. Tom Johnson has been nominated
for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, by tho
It la snld President Taft will sus
tain Svcretnry Uulllnger and thut Pin
chot will have to go.
Offers for Cook's lectures and books
liayo been doubled by tho controversy
over who was flrat at tho oIo.
Ssnatnr Mitchell's heirs havo won
the suit to oiciipo paying tho lino
ngnlnat him by the government juat
before hla death.
Tho first tost of tho direct primary
In Cincinnati ended In defeat for Toft's
brother-in-law, W. C. Horron, candi
date for vlco mayor.
An agitation Is on In Japan for naval
Clydo Fitch, tho Amorlcnn play
wright, Is dead.
Peary Has Added Nothing,
Christiana, SepL 8. Captain Roald
Amundsen, discoverer of tho Northwest
passage, aald today:
"It Is ijult. evident that Psary ills-
covered no trace of Cook In tho contin
ually drifting Ice, Peary probably, as
he planned, made hla dash from a more
eastern twlnt thin Dr. Cook, but many
elrciirnitancea may havo arisen to cause
"Do you think that Peary obtained
mora valuable scientific result than
Cook?" Captain Amundsen was aikcd.
"Probably not," he replied. "They
were equally equipped with only abso
lutely necessary Instruments. Geo
graphically, their achievements are or
great lmKrtanco, and It Is very Im
portant also Uiat the two reports be
POLICEMEN 8AVE LIVES.
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
VACANCIES ARE LIKELY.
Heroism Displayed at Hotel Fire In
Kan Francisco, Kent. 8. More than
00 persons wero saved from death by
patrolmen yesterday when a fire that
broke out In the Vendome hotel on Pa
cific and Montgomery avenuta In the
llarbary coast district, practically
gutted the atructure, doing damage
estimated at (00,000. In addition to
the destruction of tho hotel several
placea adjoining wero damaged
The firo was first discovered by Po
liceman J. J. Manlon. Ily tho time
tho fire fighters had arrived the flames
wero eating their way through the
flrat floor of the building. At the risk
of their Uvea a sound of policemen
went Into tho hotel and succeeded In
arousing the sleeping occupants and
loading them to snfoty.
When the guests wero awakened
many of them became panic stricken
and refused to go down tho stalrwray,
up which great rolls of black oil smoke
belched from the burning tanka In the
hasernonL As a result the firemen and
policemen wer compelled to carry a
number of women i'owij extension lad
ders raised to the wlndowa of the sec
ond, third and fourth floors.
Meanwhile the hotemen worked their
way Into the banement of the hotel and
fought the oil fire. Several were
overcome but none wero Injured.
It is bolleveU the lira waa caused by
an explosion or gas which accumulated
In the oil tanka in the basement
Rootavelt to Die Canal.
New Orleans, SepL 8. Former
President Poosevelt Is to tako charge
of the work of pushing tho Panama
canal to completion, according to a ro
port current In ofllclaJ circles In Pan
ama. This statement waa made hero
today by T. W. Harrison, of Columbus.
Harrison la attached to ihe engineer
ing department of thu canal, and has
just arrived here. Ho declared that
President Taft was not dissatisfied
with tho present canal administration,
but had already arranged for Colonel
Roonevelt to taka charge of tho work
when he returns from his hunting trip
Justices Harlan and Moody In Poor
Health and May Retire.
Washington, Sept. 10. When tho
Supreme court of tho United States
convenes for tho October term It is
probablo that two of tho chairs upon
tho bench, thoso thut havo beon occu
pied by Justices Harlan and Moody,
win be vacant.
Justice Harlan Is eligible for retire
ment, but until recently his hoalth has
been exceptionally robust for ono of
his ago. It Is reported that ho Is
likely to go from his summer home at
Murray bay to California to recuner-
ate, and that unless a change of cli
mate restore! hli hoalth ho will retire.
Justlco Moody, who recently aufforod
a severe attack, does not recover, it Is
Report concerning tho condition of
Justice Day ore not reassuring. Chief
Justlco Fuller is ellglblo for retiromcnL
President Taft will, It Is bollovod,
havo within a short time the designa
tion of at least one Supremo court Jus
Governor Hughes, of New York, and
Justice I.urton. of Tennessee aro
among tho prominent lawyers mention
ed for tho flrat vacancy.
BARBERS AND BAR BOYS USED
Another slight rarlhquako shock has
'boon felt In Mexico,
An aeronaut fell 1,000 foot nt Chi
cago and though badly Injured, still
Adorn In Chicago havo gono on
utrlko for better puy.
M Japan and China havo algnod a treaty
for tho suttulomont of tho Mnnchurian
An Eastern woman has just had n
hat made from tho aklna of eight rat
tlesnakes. Tho Proasod Steol Car company, of
Pittsburg, haa granted tho demands of
Ita striking employes.
Estimated of tho population of tho
United States vary greatly, but the
aorsge seems about 06,000,000.
Mora Floods In Mexico.
Mexico City, SepL 8, Scores of
penwns aro believed to have lost their
lives as the result of a second flood
which descended upon Tula yesterday
just ns it was slowly recovering from
thu effects of the first deluge. Many
rich plantations aru In ruins and tho
property loss will run Into tho thou
sands. Tho food supply Is also running
low and conditions uro becoming des
perate. Tho exact number who met
death in tho Hocond flood cannot b
ascertained nt this time, but It la
feared that tho total will bo heavy.
All Entrymen Engaged In Conspiracy
From Now York.
Washington, SepL 11. The entries
on account of which Dally, Sully, Ire
land and Wells wero arrested Involve
about Gu.000 acres of valuable coal
land in the Lander, Wo., land dlstricL
The entries wero rnado In 100G, and it
Is charged that toll the entrymen, about
100, wero residents of New York city,
most oi uiem being barbers and bar
tenders. In the indictment It is as
serted that tho entrymen cngagod in
a conspiracy with Dally, Sully, Ireland
and Wells and others to defraud the
government tho entries being mode in
Die Interest of the Oil Creek Coal com
pany and tho Northwestern Coal com
Others indicted wero Samuel W.
Gebo, of Montana; Thomas McDonald,
of New York, and John Nelson and
John n. Wright, of Wyoming.
Parts of Cana) FInlihsd.
Washington, SopL 11. "Good pro
gress is being mado on tho Panama
canal and four sections of it have been
flnlshed," said Colonel Goethals, L"ch!ef
engineer in cbarco of tho construction
work, upon his arrival here laatbnlght
from thu isthmus. i ."The canal must
be finished some time and jtho excava
lions win lau on rrom timo tn mo as
each part Is finished," he said, when
askod to what ho attributed tho de
crease in the average excavations In
August compared with thoso of the
precodlng month. "If tho work for
Culebra cut alone wero figured out, it
would bo found wo are doing more
there at tho present than at any previ
Railroads May Refund.
Washington, SepL 10. An order in
volving approximately 11,000,000 In
reparation was Issued by tho Interstate
ommerce commission today. It In
cludes claims in tho Central Yellow
Pino association territory Louisiana,
Mississippi and Western Alabama
and involves a refund of amounts paid
by snippers or lumber from the terri
tory to points in other states in which
an overcharge of 2 cent a 100 hundred
pounds was collocted by various railroads.
CJREAT AREA OF DRY FARMS.
Government Sets Allele Nesrly 05,
000,000 Acres a Homesteads.
Washington, Sent 7. According to
n statement Issued today by tho secre
tary of tho interior, almost 06,000,000
acres of land has bcon designated as
subject to entry under tho onlsrged
homestead act, providing for dry farm
claims of 320 acres instead of 1C0
Tho land thus designated is distribu
ted as follows:
Colorado, 20,2C0,000 acres; Mon
tana, 20,000,000; New Mexico, 1,660,
000; Oregon, 1,300,000; Washington,
3,600,000; Wyoming, 11, 900,000.
Largo arena in Utah havo also been
designated under the special provision
of section 0 of the act exempting from
The lands aro non-mineral, non-timbered,
not susceptible to Irrigation and,
bocause of insufficient rainfall, will
not produce remunerative crops unless
cultivated by some method such as "dry
farming." Residence must bo estab
lished on the land by the entrymen
within six months from date of filing
and bo continued, together with culti
vation and Improvement of tho land,
for fivo years.
Ban on Certificates.
Washington, SepL 11. Secretary
Oslllngcr received today from Attor
ney Genoral Wickersham a second
opinion, holding that the co-operative
plan of building government Irrigation
projects is Illegal. Under thia plan
aettlers were permitted to aid in build
ing canals, laterals, etc., and were
paid in certificates, which later were
to bo accepted by tho government from
settlors in payment for water rights in
lieu of cash. SecroUry Ballinger says
no rurtner certificates will be issued,
but that all outstanding certificates
heretofore Issued by the reclamation
service will bo redeemed at full face
value and paid in cash as quickly as
the money is available in the reclama
tion fund. Ho expected nil such cer
tificates to be redeemed in the near
I Nathan 8lraus 8ay Plague la Gaining
j Against Fight.
I Hudapcst, SepL 7. Nathan Straus,
tho New York philanthropist, who on
Tuesday appealed to tho Interntlonal
Medical congress to stop tho spreading
of disease that result from tho uso of
infected milk, today submitted detailed
Hgurcs to that body to prova that tu
berculosis, instead or being conquered,
Is on the Increase.
Ho cited the official vital statistics
of New York city, which was credited
by Dr. Robert Koch with leading the
wholo world in the fight against tuber
culosis. He showed that the Increas
ing skill of tho physicians In treating
tuberculosis had reduced tho death
rato from this disease In proportion to
the population from 2.42 per 1,000 in
1002 to 2.39 per 1,000 in 1907, and
2.29 in 1908, but be ahowed that tho
number of deaths from tuberculosis in
proportion to the total number of
deaths from all cause had increased
from 13.04 per cenL in 1902 to 13.90
ROBBED MAILS WHOLESALE.
WHAT WILD AiratALg COST,
Can't Sell a
Buys Subtreasury Slto.
San Francisco. Sent. 8. Tho United
States government la now tho owner
of a plot of ground on the southwest
comer of Pino and Snnsomo Btreots,
whero tho subtroiutury building will bo
erected. Yesterday nfternoon tho irov
ornmont officials turned over to tho
representatives of Virginia Vnndorbllt
n draft for $376,000 In payment for
tho cornor. At present tho Bubtroas
ury la situated on Commercial BtrocL
Bradbury Handling Jute,
San Rafael, Cal., SopL 7. William
II. Ilradbury, tho Corte Madro capital.
IsL who began yesterday n yonr'a In
carceration in tho penitentiary at San
Quentln, commenced work today in tho
juto mil), after an attempt to escnpo
it on tho pica of illness. Ho slept last
night In a cell room with 200 other
convicts, inciuuing a number , or mur
dorora and other desperate criminals.
Taft Has Heard Ballinger.
Iloverly, Mass., SepL 11. Although
ho had concludod his conference with
Secretary Ilalllngcr todoy President
Taft refrainod from making any state
ment as to the controversy that brought
tho cabinet officer to Ileverly. Mr.
Ralllnger has returned to Washington.
Ho will not soo tho presldontuntll Sop
tomber 29, In Seattle, unleas ho finds
timo to reach Colorado on the day tho
president visits tho Gunnison irrigation
Croat Secrecy at Beverly,
lloverloy. Mass.. SenL 10. Interest
in the carrand that brings Secretary of
tho Inerlor Dalllngor to tho summer
capital was intensified today by the
greater secrecy with which his confer
enco -villi President Taft was veiled.
Tho secretary remalnod in Iioston
throughout tho day, in company with
Mr. Lnwlor, assistant attorney general
for tho Interior dopartmont, awaiting
nn opportunity to rcnow hla delibera
tions with tho presidenL
Roar Admiral Sperry to Retire.
Washington, SopL 7. Rear Admiral
Sperry, who was in command of tho
American battleship fieot on tho mo-
morauio cruiso rrom Hun Francisco to
tho Philippines and through tho Suoz
canal to Hampton Roads, willbanlaeed
on tho retired list tomorrow. Ho then
will havo reached the age limit of 02
years, ihe admiral I now on duty at
tho naval war college at NewporL ,
To Qaza From High Point,
Waihlngton, SepL 8. Scientist
will soon have at their disposal tho
highest meterologlcal and astronomical
Lobservatory on tbo Western continent
It is on tho top of Mount Whitney,
California, over 14,000 feit above sea
level. Realizing tho value for effect
ive astronomical and meterologlcal
work of an observatory far above the
clouds, the Smithsonian institution de
cided to build a suitable ono on Mount
Whitney. It has been difficult to con
struct tho small three-room stone struck
ture, as it wo necessary to take all
the material to tbo great height on
pack mules over narrow, rocky trails.
S'udylng Up Coal Cases.
Washington. SepL 9. Special Acent
Sheridan, of the land office, who ha
been assigned to conduct the govern
ment's case at the hearlwr on the Cun
ningham Alaska coal land entries, to
begin at Seattle October 16, la now in
Washington familiarizing himself with
such records In tho case a aro now on
file in the goneral land office. Upon
completion of this investigation he
will return to Seattle in time to begin
the hearings at tho timo seL
Naval Contracts Signed.
Washington. SenL 9. Contract
with tho San Francisco Oridgo com
pany for the construction of the Pearl
harbor drydocks, Hawaii, at $1,700,
000, and with.tho Maryland Steel com
pany, of Sparrows Point, for the con
struction of a fleet collier at 1889.000
were signed late today by Acting Sec
retary of the Navy Wlnthrop.
Cottcn Crop Shorter.
Washington, SepL 11. The flrat bul
letin of tho director of tho census
showing the operations of tho cotton
glnners for 1909 was Issued today. It
covers tho period up to September 1
and shows that for that time 377,652
running bales havo been ginned, as
against 402,229 for the same period
Many Census Jobs to Fill.
Washington. Sept. 7. The bureau
of the census announced today that ap
proximately 3,000 temporary clorka
would bo oppolnted In connection with
tho work of taking tho 13th decennial
census. Tho first examination will bo
made befora January 1, and not many
will bo made borore April, 1910.
Sat In Schley Inquiry,
Washington, SepL 8. Captain Sam
uel C. Lemley, formorly judge advo
cata general of tho navy, who became
prominent In connection with tho fam
ous Schley court of inquiry, died in
SL Elizabeth' hospital In this city
Yellow Fever In Venezuola.
Washington, SepL 7. Surgoon Gen
eral Wyman, of tho marine hospital
corps, was today advised by cable of
the appearance of yellow fever at La
Man and Woman Caught In Chicago
Head Big Gang.
Chicago, SepL 7. In the arrest of
Alton Posner, 20 year old, and a
young woman giving her name as Emi
ly Snyder, 20 years old, who are in cus
tody at the Harrison street police sta
tion, i'ostolflco Inspector Stuart believ
er he ha part of a gang of mail thieve
who have been operating in Chicago
and othir cities. Two men are being
aought as accomplices of Posner and
the Synder girl in the thfaft of letters
and cbashlng of check found in stolen
malt. Posner and a man named Gray
and anotbor man whose name Is being
kept secret ana said to be under indict
ment in New York for a $1,000 theft
of jewelry. The Synder girl Is said to
fcive eomo to Chicago with Posner four
It is charged that the calr operated
by stealing letter from residence mall
boxca after delivery by letter carrier.
Posner la declared to have admitted
cashing a number of stolen checks.
According to the postal authorities,
Posner and his associates stole $1,000
worth of jewelry and other valuables
which were brought to Chicago.
MORE MEXICAN FLOODS'
Cloudburst Floods Rivers and Over
flows Fertile Valleys.
Mexico City, SepL 7. A special dis
patch received here from Morella says
that floods yesterday ruined a large
section of the Zamora district A ter
rible cloudburst in tho mountains caus
ed rivers and streams to overflow and
miles of fertile valleys are under
Further details have been received
here of the flood that swept the town
of Tula, in the state of Tamalpais, last
Saturday. A wave between 46 and 60
feet high engulfed the lower half of
tbo town. Two hundred house and the
San Juan bridge were carried away and
many lives were loiL The storm raged
for three day.
Terrible a are the conditions at
Monterey, the correspondent declares
they are just a bad at Tula and vicin
ity. The entire northeastern section of
the state is said to have been laid
wazto. Railroad and teleirranhie com
rounlcation waa destroyed and tho dor-
uiauon oi iuia, some 7,000 persons,
waa cut off from the rest of the nation
for four days. It will be six or eight
months before the highways con be re
stored. Thirty bodies have been re
covered and many bodies of shepherds
and mountaineers are belnsr washed
down Into tho valley below.
In (he I)ar.
The prlcea of wild animals naturally
fluctuate with the demand. An ex
cessive supply of rhlnocerl would soon
reduco the market value. Five for sale
at any time In tho world would glut
the market, for ono can not sell a rhi
noceros every day. The malntenanco
of wild animals Is costly and they
soon eat their value In food; so that
every day they aro on the huntor'a or
the dealer's hands ha Is losing money.
After the animals are captured they
have to be transported to the coast.
This adds greatly to the coL Deliv
ered at Nairobi or FL Florence, which
are Inland and practically on the Afri
can hunting field, a baby rhinoceros of
the prehensile lipped species will
bring from 75 to 100 sterling, a gi
raffe from 50 to 100 sterling, and a
baby hippopotamus from 50 to 90
sterling; elands and most of the large
antelope from 25 to 40 sterling; ba
boons from 5 to 20 shillings; monkey
about the aame; crocodiles from 5 to
25 shilling; elephants from 75 to
175 sterling; lions and leopards, with
tbo exception of the big black specie
of the latter, from 20 to 35, accord
ing to size and condition. The gorilla,
and the square-muzzled (or so-called
white) rhinoceros can be sold at auc
tion by telegraph. Their value might
run from 1,000 to G,000, according
to the bidding. The square-muzzled
rhinoceros Is fast becoming exterml-
naiea, owing to me ract tnat it Is a
veld animal and feeds In the open,
where It Is easily seen and shot
The above prices are doubled by the
time tho animals reach the coast.
Then there Is the cost of transport
from Africa to Antwerp, Hamburg or
London, with the cost of food and care
added as well as the additional ex
pense of keeping the animals until a
buyer appears on the scene.
Prices In New York, of course, ar
naturally higher. William T, Horn
day, head of the Bronx Zoological
Parle, gives tbo following quotations:
Ordinary black rhinoceros, $4,000;
hippopotamus one year old, 1 2,600;
elephant, two or three years, $2,500;
giraffe, two to threo years, $3,000;
lion cub, $500; leopard, $100; zebra.
$500 to JS00; gorilla, type of monkey,
11.500; gnu, $S00; antelope, from $100
to 1700, according to species; camel,
$300; a python, $10 per foot of length.
Tho longer the animate are In America
the better acclimatized they become,
the higher go their valuations from
two to three times the above figures. A
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Cholera Loses Terrors.
Paris, SepL 7. Serum and vaccine
for treatment of cholera has been dis
covered by Dr. Salamblni, working un
der the direction of Professor Motch
nlkoff and Dr. Pierce Roux. Their
serum has been tried in Russia in des
perate cases and reduced the death
rate, which was 60 per cent, to below
23 per cenL The vaccine is prepared
by taking bacilli from the body of a
cholera patient and ranking a culture
thereof, which is injected rubcutane
ously into healthy persons. Local in
fection follow and immunity results.
Tornado Wipes Out Town.
Catanni, Sicily. SenL 7. The vil
lage of Scordoa wo about wiped out
today by a tornado. Five persons
wero Killed and bU injured. One hun
dred houses were completely demol
ished and many others unroofed. The
tornado waa accompanied by a torrcn
tial.ruin. Tho population took refuge
In house on tho Quarter Santa Maria,
whero the statue of Santa Maria Mag
gioro fell, adding terror to tho super
Tennessee Stays Dry.
Chattanooga, Tenn., SepL 7, Tho
legislative act prohibiting wholesale as
well us retail sale of liquor ih tho state
waa uphold except as regards sale for
shipment outside of the atato, in an
opinion handed down in Chancery court
today by Chancellor T. M. McConnell.
Mrs. Lizzie Hies, 57 years old. liv
ing near Omaha, ill., wo found dead
in a lot near her home. Hog had
mutilated the body. She bad prepared
dinner for one of her sons, enying
she would leave It on the table for him
while ahe went to see a neighbor. The
boy canio from work, ate his dinner
and watted awhllo for lit mother to
return. Going out In the lot. ho dis
covered the hogs about his mother's
Mustache 1 llellslua.
"The mustache has u ieK.ous sig
nificance," said a clergyman In a.
Lenten address. "It forms, you nee.
In company with the nose, a cross.
"In tho time of the Moslem Invasion
of Spain mixed marriage rendered tt
Impossible to tell a heathen from a
Christian; so the Spaniards took to
shaving alt tho faco but tho upper Up.
Thus ovcry Christian countenance
boro a cross a cro&s part flesh and
"From It religious the mustache
has come to, have an elegant signifi
cance purely. Men wow 'wear it not
tn proclaim their fnlth. but to magnify
their beauty. Its source, however, la
in Christianity, riefore tho Spanish.
Invasion men either wore full beard
or went clean shaved." Los Angeles
A I.olltc Shot,
"Didn't I say you couldn't play ball
until after 2 o'clock? Tell me!"
"Why-cr Mann yes'ral Dut-cr
didn't pop read you last nlsht how
down In Washington all tho govern
ment clocks are golu' to bo set two
hours ahead durln' the summer!"
It Is hard to determine whether
eomo men are cowards, or only cau
tious. A woman's idea of a dry novel Is
se sh doesn't moisten with her tsar.