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Plallsmouth News -Herald
R. O. WATTERS, Business Manager
THE MORE IMPORTANT EVENTS
HERB TOUCHED UPON.
MANY MATTERS ARE INCLUDED
Doings of Congress, Foreign Intelli
gence, Personal, General and
Other Items of Interest.
W. W. Russell, American minister,
received from the Venezuela foreign
office a check for $59,375, which Is to
be paid to the New York and Vene
A cable messngo, asking American
support for the Swedish strikers, was
received In New York by C. E. Tholtn
and John Sandergron, two of their
delegates who arrived on AuguHt 24.
Baron Kagora Takahira, Japanese
ambassador at Washington, who was
called home by tho government to at
tend a conference on various import
ant International matters, arrived In
Tokto end was warmly welcomed at
The sultan of Turkey left Constan
tinople on board the imperial yacht for
Brusa, Asia Minor. He was accompa
nied by the heir apparent, the princess
and the grand vizier.
The west wing of the parliament
building at Toronto was completely
destroyed by a fire. The loss to tho
building Is about $100,000, fully cov
ered by Insurance, but the fine Mo
wat law library, one of tho best col
lections In the Dominion, is a total
Iosb, with no Insurance.
A number of men on strike in
Stockholm have received .notlco to
leave their homes October 1 unless
they return to work In tho moan
time. Tho unions have Issued a
proclamation that no strikers are to
pay rentals due In October. The
strike leaders maintain It will bo
Impossible to turn thousands
families into the streets.
Right on the heels of Dr. Cook's dis
covery was flashed the word from
Lieutenant rcary that he, too, had
located the north pole.
Captain Bartlett of the Roosevelt in
a message says the Peary party got no
trace of Cook.
Dr. Cook received the news of Pea
ry'B discovery of tho pole, and said
i) was glad to hear It.
Thcro is political unrest In the
northwest over the new tariff law.
Since 1553 seven hundred and fifty
five lives have been lost in hunting
the north pole.
Harrlman, the railroad magnate, has
taken a relapse and Is not so well.
Walter S. Bond of New York has
climbed Mt. Blanc from Chamonix In
Jilne hours. He thus broke the record
of nine hours and a half mado by
Morehcad, an Englishman, In 18C5.
Col. Celsus Price, son of Gen. Ster
ling Price, and serving on his staff In
the civil war, died In St. Louis, aged
Cook, the explorer, says: "Let
skeptics who dlsblleve go to the north
polo. There they will find a small
brass tube which I burled under tho
flag. That tube contains a short state
ment about my trip. I couldn't leave
my visiting card because I didn't hap
pen to have ono with me."
The long pending controversy be
tween tho Southern Pacific Railroad
company and the government of the
United States relative to tho right of
the road to select indemnity lands
within the limits of the old Atlantic
and Pacific railroad grant will bo de
termined by the supremo court of tho
United States If a suit filed by the
railroad company In that court re
cently reaches a final Issue there.
An advisory staff has been appointed
for temporary service in the special
work of the census.
Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulols of
the signal corps, has been detailed to
represent the war department at the
International aeronautical conference
to be held at Nancy, France, Septem
ber 18-24. He wilt sail for Europe on
The bureau of the census an
nounced that approximately threo
thousand temporary clerks would bo
appointed In connection with the work
et taking the thirteenth decennial cen
us. Three thousand people named Smith
gathered In the exposition auditorium
at Seattle for a reunion of the Smith
family. Smiths from every state and
territory In the union were present
mong them many Indians and Eski
mos. An Increasing number of counter-
felts, supposed to come from Sicily,
rave been round In New York.
rresiaent Tart win urge postal
iavlngs banks on next session of con
The Burlington system is shortly to
f itabllsh an sir line through Nashville
connecting tbe grain fields of the
northwest with tho Atlantic coast.
The award of the contracts for tbe
two men American dreadnaugbts of
26,000 tons each, the battleships Yvy
omlng and Arkansas which are ex
pected to be announced soon.
Two persons were fatally hurt and
eleveu seriously Injured wheu a local
llock Island passenger train, carrying
late fair visitors, returning from the
how grounds, muck a packed Fort
Des Molji'cB, cv My omltp, end
crushed It to kind
Charles W. Morbe, the financier re
cently released from the Tombs prison
under $125,000 ball, has begun hie ef
forts to rehabilitate his fortunes.
September 20 Is the day that Presi
dent Tart is scheduled to be In
Panama has Just paid Uncle Sam
$14,000 for mistreating Americans.
A deputation representing all of the
pulp and paper manufacturers and all
of the Canadian owners of rights to
cut timber on crown lands In the
province of Quebec, called upon Prem
ier Gouln and asked the government
to prohibit the export of pulp wood to
the United States.
Tho Burlington haB decided to
make war In earnest with Boiue of
the other trans-continental lines and
to that end, In addition to a fast
train to Seattle from Chicago, will re
duce thi running time two hours on
fast Chicago-Denver trains, Nos. 1
Dr. Cook, the American explorer,
reached the north pole April 21, 1908,
according to a telegram received at
the colonial office in Copenhagen.
.The message was received from Ler
wick. Shetland Islands. Details are
awaited with much Interest.
William Jennings Bryan was the
principal speaker at exercises In Wa
terloo, 111., In celebration of the found
ing 100 years ago of the Bethel Baptist
church, the first protestant church in
The secretary of the Interior will
open bids at Denver, Colo., October
28 jit the office of the reclamation
service for building tbe Pathfinder
dike In connection with the North
Platte Irrigation project in Nebraska
Dr. L. O. Wolfe, surgeon with Lieu
tenant Robert E. Peary's expedition
In 1905-G, while In no way disparag
ing Dr. Cook's achievement, is inclined
to criticise him for his alleged use of
a portion of the route which Peary
had been working out.
Additional reports from the Monte
rey (Mexico) floods show Increased
loss of life.
Tho women ticket agents on the
elevated loop of Chicago have refused
to accept a raise In wages. Their ac
tion Is said to be without precedent
in annnl of local labor unions.
The authorities at Warsaw have
suppressed the Society for tho Aid of
tho Poor Scholars studying In Polish
schools. The society has 184 branches
Very little rain has fallen In East
ern Pennsylvania for several months
and the drouth has caused serious
damage. Crops and pasture fields
have burned up.
To enable postmasters of the third
and fourth classes to attend the con
vention of the National league of
Postmasters of tho United States, to
be held at Syracuse, N. Y., October 6,
7, and 8, Postmaster General Hitch
cock has granted them leaves of ab
sence for as many days as may be
necessary, provided the amount does
not exceed fifteen.
The bureau of the census announced
that approximately three thousand
temporary clerks would be appointed
In connection with the work of taking
the thirteenth decennial census. The
first examination will be held through
out the United States on October 3,
next. Blank application forms and a
circular of Instructions,-the bureau
announces, may be obtained after Sep
tember 10 by addressing the civil ser
vice commission, Washington, I). C.
A lot of old French Junk that hns
been accumulating along the line of
the Panama canal Is about to be sold
by the Isthmian canal commission.
The amount has been variously estim
ated at from 43,000 to 120,000 tons.
The postal deficiency for Auguht
amounted to $3,000,000 as compared
with half that amount for July. The
war department used over $12,000,000
during the last month, while the
maintenance of tho navy called for
a littlo more than $10,000,000.
Tho public debt, less the cash bal
ance in tho treasury at the beginning
of business September 1. was
$1,047,211,000. This does not Include
$1,343,211,809 In certificates and treas
ury notes, which Is offset by an equal
amount of cash In tho treasury. The
recapitulation of the debt shows
$913,317,490 In interest bearing debt,
2,811, 47j in debt on which Interest
hns ceased since maturity and $380,
417,144 in debt bearing no Interest.
The federal circuit court at Chi
cago made a ruling in what Is known
as the Missouri river rate cases. It
favors the railroads.
That rheumatism and nothing else
Is the malady from which Associate
Justice William H. Moodv of tho
United States supreme court Is suffer
ing was the statement made a few
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, is In
LtdJI Jeussu, the crown prince of
Abyssinia, lias Invited Thoodoro Roose
velt to a great elephant hunt, promis
ing to beat up a white elephant for
him to kill.
The famous Maurice Kanu collection
of old paintings has been purchased
In Tarls by Duveen brothers, art deal
rs. The price paid was $2,500,000.
Mrs. Emmeltne Pankhurst, an Eng
lish peeress and noted English suf
fragette leader, is coming to this
country to make addresses.
Mrs. Frederick A. Cook, wife of the
explorer, declined to talk at length
concerning her husband's achieve
ment, declaring sho did not desirv no
toriety. Senator Cumulus U drafting u bill
td gIV9 lattttst&tfc tbmiutt'ciB commit
! Blon almost supreme control of rate's.
PEARY NOW TH
Naval Commander, Too, Has Dis
covered the North Pole.
JUST ONE YEAR BEHIND COOK
He Started for the Frozen North in July of Last
Year and Reached the Pole April 6, 1909.
New York, Sept. 6. The following :
uispaicn was received nere today:
"Indian Harbor (Via Cape Ray. N.
P.), Sept. C To Associated Press.
New York: Stars and Stripes nailed
to North Pole. PEARY."
A telegram was received here today
for Herbert L. Bridgeman, secretary
of the Arctic Club of America. It read
"Herbert L. Bridgeman, Brooklyn,
N. Y. Pole reached. Roosevelt safe.
Commander Peary announces April
6 as tho date of his reaching tho North
polo in a dispatch to the New York
Times reading as follows:
"Indian Harbor (Via Cape Bay, N.
F.), Sept. 6. To the New York Times,
New Yorkr I have the pole April 6th.
Expect to arrive Chateau Bay Septem
ber 7. Secure control for mo there
and arrange expedite transmission.
Big story. PEARY."
"Peary has succeeded."
"Stars and Stripes nailed to the
From out the Arctic darkness there
was flashed these messages, which
stunned the scientific world and
thrilled the heart of every layman.
From the bleak' coast of Labrador
Peary gave to the world tho news that
he had attained his goal In the far
north, while at tho same moment lu
far off Denmark, Dr. Frederick A.
Cook of Brooklyn was being dined and
lionized by royalty for the same
Undeniably Yankee grit has con
quered the frozen north and there
has been created a coincidence such
as the world will never see again.
Two Americans have planted the flag
of their country In the land of Ice,
which man has sought to penetrate
for four centuries and ench Ignorant
of the other's conquest has flashed
within a period of five days a laconic
message of success to the waiting
Cook In his first message to his
countrymen was brief, but noncommit
tal; Peary was even briefer, but spe
cific. "Stars and Stripes nailed to tho
North Pole," he said.
That was all, but never before have
so few , words conveyed to a people
a greater meaning or a greater satis
faction. Five days ago on September
1 Dr. Cook sent out from the Shet
land Islands the first message of his
snuccess a message which has
aroused a storm of controversy around
the world. Now Robert E. Peary, lost
from 'view In the land of Ice and un
heard from since August, 1908, star
tled the world by a similar message
sent from Indian Harbor, Labrador.
There was no qualification; it left no
doubt. It announced unequivocally
that he reached the top of the world.
Thus two flags with the stars and
stripes of the United States are float
ing in the ice packs proving the cour
age of the Intrepid Americans.
With but a word from Peary the
world waits breathlessly for details,
but untill a little later, when he will
arive at Chateau Bay, Labrador, wait
ing must suffice.
DELAYED BY THE WEATHER.
His Ship From North Pole Not Yet at
Robert E. Peary, having nailed tho
Stars and Stripes to the pole, on
April 6, 1909, as told In his series of
messages flashed by wireless from the
coast of Labrador, Is now figuratively
lost to the world, homeward bound on
his ship, the Roosevelt.
Commander Peary on the Roosevelt,
according to best reckoning was In
the vicinity of the Btralt of Belle
Isle, between Newfoundland and the
province of Quebec. But it Is un
certain at w hat port he will touch first
to amplify the meager news of Tues
day. Inadequate telegraphic facili
ties on the Labrador coast and tho
northwest const of Newfoundland may
move him to decide to proceed on
southward to North Sydney, Cape'
Breton, before he gives to the world
details of his triumph in the far north.
Commander Peary had Intended
stopping at Chauteau bay, Labrador,
possibly Tuesday, but the telegraphic
station there was abandoned some
time ago, and the Roosevelt must push
Its nose further south before the world
obtains news. As It conies down the
Newfoundland coast, Red Bay and
further south. St. George bay. are at
hand, but whether Peary will avail
himself of these points or continue
to North Sydney, where he will have
every facility Is a matter of conjec
ture. It Is 430 miles from Chateau
Said Nothing of Dr. Cook.
St. Johns, N. F. Commander Peary,
who announced that he bad discovered
the North, pole on April 6 of the pres
ent year, found no trace of Dr. Cook,
who reported to the world five days
ago that bo had made tbe samo dis
covery In April ef tbe preceding year.
This news reached here through Cap
tain Robert Bartlett of the Roosevelt.
Peary's ship enroute to Chateau Bay,
Labrador. Captain Bartlett ttlt-
earned that Paary tad touBfl uotMas
fjiflaafto Dr. Ctrdk haa teaCnen
the poTt. ..
bay to North Sydney, and the time of
ma arrival can only be guessed. The
Roosevelt may reach there late Wed
nesday. Herbert L. Brlgman. secretary of
the Peary Arctic club, left N6w York
for North Sydney. In addition to'
greetings from the Peary Arctic dub,
Mr. Brldgman carries this messasre
from tho Explorers' dub, of which
Commander Peary and Dr. Cook are
"The Explorers' club sends you
heartiest congratulations upon your
triumph attained of the long sought
the north pole."
Anthony Fiala, who commanded one
of the Zlegler expeditions to the pole,
is a member of the board of directors
sending the message.
Several additional messages filed
Tuesday at Indian Harbor were re
ceived by associates of Commander
Peary, but none of them gave any
further details of his conquest.
Through Mr. Brldgman he notified all
geographic societies of the world of
his discovery and in addition sent a
personal dispatch to the National
Geographical society at Washington..
Tliousnnds of congratulatory mes
sages have been sent in return to the
EXPLORER COOK'S ROUTE
returning explorers. Two of the most I
notable are from Lieutenant Shackle
ton, the . English Antarctic explorer,
and Major Leonard Darwin, president
to the Royal Geographical society.
The National Geographical society
called a meeting directly after re
ceiving Peary's message and quickly
telegraphed a reply of hearty praise.
Tho New York Zoological society sent
its echo of the world-wide praise
through the president in this city,
while hundreds of less Important
messages winged their way northward
to meet the returning traveler.
In Copenhagen Dr. Cook was shown
a statement credited to Peary that
he (Peary) was the first discoverer of
the pole. Declining to enter into a
controversy, the Brooklyn physician
briefly dismissed the subject.
The remarkablo coincidence of two
American announcements of such a
collosal achievement, coming within
five days, after centuries of fruitless
endeavor, ronsttiut.es one of the most
remarkable coincidences in history.
The question of priority -in reaching
tho pole now absorbs attention In ttils
country and Europe. That Peary will
claim to be the first discoverer ap
pears to be definitely assured from
First Formal announcement hns
been telegraphed from Indian Harbor,
Labrador, to all principal American
and geographical societies of all na
tions, including Japan nnd Brazil,
specifically announcing that "the north
pole was discovered April 6 by the
Peary Arctic club expedition under
command of Commander Peary."
Second A London dispatch received
from St. Johns, N. F states that
Commander Peary claims that he was
the first man to reach the north pole.
Joy for Mrs. Peary.
Eagle Island, Me. Mrs. Robert Ed
win Peary anil her two children are
rushing preparations to go to Sydney,
N. S., where they expert Commander
ENGLAND MAY DEMAND LAND.
English Member of Parliament to
London. The question of the owner
ship of the land of the north pole la
to come up In tho House of Commons.
Sir George Parker has given notice of
his latentlou of asking Premier As
qulth whether this territory is not
considered as belonging to Canada,
and if Dr. Cook Ins planted tlia Amur
icaa flaj Uicrg, "wJnthBt or cat tils
SWg'liff twtl BtSSW ray fight of
possession over the r'glcn.
J V3 -.JS
Peary to land from the Roosevelt and
proceed by train to Wasulngtoit, D. O.
"My husband is flttll ft naral officer,
a6d it frill be his first duty to report
to the navy department in Washing
ton. 1 expect him to proceed directly
to that point," eatd Mrs. Peary to a
United Press representative.
GIVES AMERICA THE CREDIT.
British Geographers Satisfied
Has Been Located.
London. It needed but the amazing
announcement of Peary's success in
I reaching the north pole, so hot upon
Dr. Cook's arrival In Europe with the
I same vlows and while the world was
still excitedly discussing the latter's
feat, to completo the astonishment of
geographers and the public generally.
No longer could the slightest doubt
be entertained that the mystery so
many explorers had Vainly suffered
hardships and death to penetrate was
at last solved and that to America
unreservedly belonged the honor of
Planting the flag for the first time at
!,e norin I10le- hince it coum not De
;iven to an Englishman to win this
honor, the British people are ready
to extend their heartiest congratula
tions to the American people.
PROFITS FOR DR. COOK.
His North Pole Enterprise Will Bring
Copenhagen One of the most re
markable results of Commander Pea
ry's rivalry with Dr. Cook for the
discovery of the pole is that Dr.
Cook's profits from the enterprise are
likely to be largely Increased. Ho re
ceived Thursday offers for his books
and lectures at twice the figures' pre
viously tendered. v One American of
the highest standing cables terms al
most startling and it is believed, far
beyond nny sum hitherto paid for such
work. Dr. Cook Is likely to accept
TO T HE NORTH POLE.
PEARY HURRYING HOME.
Intrepid Explorer Expected in New
York by Sunday.
Chateau Bay. Labrador. This little
town on the bleak coast of Labrador
Is excited as never before In its his
tory by the expected arrival of Com
mander Peary, who Thursday electri
fied the world with the announcement
that he had "nailed the stars and
stripes to the north pole" on April 6
of this year.
Peary is coming aboard the little
steamer Roosevelt which rarrird him
on his perilous trip until the frigidity
of the far north hdd It in with Ice.
Natives within all points of commu
nication have rushed to Chateau nnd
Peary is assured of a welcome, which,
If larking in the spectacular features
that greeted Dr. Cook's return to
civilization nt Copenhagen, will never
theless be ns enthusiastic.
Captain Bartlett of tho Roosevelt
and several members of the crew are
known along the Labrador coast and
they will receive a welcome littlo
less demonstrative that that accorded
The Roosevelt Is expected to remain
here only long enough for Peary to
file in the local telegraphic office a
more detailed account of his dis
covery. With fair sailing the Roose
velt should reach Sydney, N. S by
the end of the week. Tho trip from
Sydney to New" York by rail can bo
mado In thirty-six hours so that It
will be possible that Peary will bo
back in New York Saturday night or
Lefebre Dashed to Death.
Juvisy-Slr-Orge, France. E. Lefebre,
the French aviator, has been killed by
a fall from his aeroplane in which he
was practicing over the aviation field
here. M. Lefebre sustained mortal In
juries when the machine crashed to
tho ground. Aid was rendered him.
but he died soon afterwards.
Bin Coal Conspiracy.
New York. Gcorgo W. Dally, Rufua
Ireland. ..Wllberforce Sully and Frank
T. Wells were arrested here on Tuos
day by United States Marshall llenkcl,
charged wRU conspiracy in defraud
ins tuo government out of 60,000 acres
of coal lands In Lander, Wyo. The
prisoners were arraigned before Unit
ed States Commissioner Gllhirsb and
hdd in $3,000 ball.
Wllberforce Sully U a lawyer and Is
vlu) mildci4 and a director la tic
Amertca& Halt WrpWration, wwlli has
a capital of $30,000,000.
NEBRASKA III BRIEF
NEWS NOTES OF INTEREST FROM
ALL SUBJECTS TOUGHED UPON
Religious, Social, Agricultural, Polit
ical and Other Matters Given
Two Fremont women, for using vile
languace on the streets, received a
sentence of forty days In Jail.
The corn crop In the vicinity of Ans
ley will not be over CO per cent of last
year's crop, owing to the drouth.
Secretary Freshman of tho Beatrice
Commercial club received a letter from
II. Lomax of Broken Bow, stating the
State Sunday School association had
accepted Beatrice's Invitation to meet
there next June.
Emma R a valuable rnclng mare
belonging to C. D. Michaels of Wy
more, Is dead. The horse was ono of
the most beautiful of race horses, and
had won $3,000 In prizes at equino ex
A special election will be held Octo
ber 1 for the purpose of voting $100,000
bonds for the erection of a new court
house for Dawson county, the present
one having been standing thlrty-Bix
The election of $50,000 In bonds for
the erection of two new school build
ings for the city of Lexington carried.
Forty thousand dollars is to be invest
ed In a High Bchool building and $10,
000 for a grade school on the south
J. M. Jensen, a Cass county stock
dealer, shipped a carload of stork to
South Omaha recently nnd failed to
return home, which suggested a pos
siblity that he had met with foul play.
A search has been mado but up to this
time nothing has been heard of him.
While Albert Woitsel, a Cass county
farmer, was using a hay loader at
tached to a wagon, It caught fire. Tho
team, the ioader and the front wheels
of tho wagon were saved, but the rear
wheels, the rack and the load of hay
w ere very soon reduced to ashes.
The gold-bearing sand found near
Bloomfield begins sixty-five feet below
ground nnd extends down 1,220 feet. It
was a sample of this sand that showed
$24 per ton of gold. The field Is con
siderable, therefore, abundant and
Tho spinal meningitis epidemic that
lias been prevailing to such an alarm
ing extent lu north York county and
south Polk county in and near Stroms
burg, has, by strictest quarantine, the'
physicians believe, been brought under
Tho total property valuation of Gage
county for this year is $11,085,281. This
includes real, personal, railroad, tele
graph and telephone properties. This
Is a decrease of $53,028 In the county's
total valuation ns compared with that
of last year, which was $11,138,309.
Albert Mount, a farmer living north
of Kearney, got mixed up on his dates
and drove into town Sunday with a
load of oats and eggs and other pro
duce. He tried to get into a grocery
store and was at a loss to understand
why the mill office wns dosed. He
thought the day was Saturday.
Mrs. Ed Boyd, residing on the east
sldo of tho river near Nebraska City,
was terribly mutilated In n runaway
accident. She was dragged over tho
rough ground and her left ear com
pletely torn off,, her scalp badly lace
rated and her left shoulder broken.
Her Injuries may bo fatal.
Barney Cassen, a prosperous farmer,
met with a fatal accident nt his farm,
about four miles west of Albion. Mr.
Cassen was stacking hay, when he
was 6truck by a largo hay elevator
propelled uby horse power, knoc king
him tothe ground nnd breaking his
Tho Plattsmouth Telephone com
pany has received permission from
the railway commission to issue stock
to tho amount of $43,000, in addition
to Its present stock of $190,000. for
the purpose of paying oft $23,000 of
debt and improving its plants at Weep
ing Water, Louisville and other places.
A New York dispatch says: Tolf
Hanson, who until last winter oper
ated two restaurants In Omaha, and
who went Into bankruptcy there, com
mitted suicide here by Inhaling Illumi
nating gas In a lodging house. Samuel
Edgar, a dry goods merchant, said
Hanson came here from Omaha In
July after he had failed In business.
"He wrote me that he could not stay
In Omaha and faco his creditors any
longer so he came to New York," said
Mr. Edgar. .
Tho remains of Mr. T. O. Bartlett
of St. Paul, this state, who was killed
by accident near Northfleld, N. Y., on
the 27th Inst., were received last week.
Mr. Bartlett was making a trip to Sara
toga, N. Y., to attend a conference of
his church, Intending en route to visit
ft sister residing at Frnnklln, N. Y.
The train passed his station, he started
to walk back to his destination along
a railroad track. Near Northfleld he
was struck by a train and fatally In
jured, dying a short tlmo after.
Ernest Kelser and Charlie Davis,
two farmer boys west of Humboldt,
reports a narrow escape from what
appears to have boen an ambush when
they wore on their way to town. While
passing tho farm of Gus Boeck, the
German farmer ordered to the asylum
for the Insane, someone took several
shots at them, some of the missies
coming uncomfortably dose, striking
tbe buggy and passing through their
clothing. Fortunately no damage was
At Clay Center, Tom Sauler was
convicted of wife desertion and given
one year (n the penitentiary.
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