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    Omaha D.
roa all nre news
For Nebraska Showers.
For Iowa Unsettled.
For weather report dee page 3.
Two Women Are Fatally Injured in
Grade Crossing: Accident in
De Moines.
Grain Men to
Meet in Chicago
Board of Trade Organiies Reception
Committees Along New
President Announces that He Will
Probably Make Trip to North
west Next Year.
Arctic Club is Preparing to Make His
Homecoming Event of National
Heavy-Laden Car Carried Fifty Feet
on Cowcatcher. 1
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It Was in Momentary Danjrei U
ing Into River.
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Man In Charare of Car Sara V
Received alanal Come A hen
Second Accident Nar
rowly Averted.
DK8 MOINES, la.. Sept. 2. Two parsons
were fatally hurt tonight and eleven seri
ously Injured when a loaded Rock Island
passenger train carrying slate fair vis
itors returning from the show grounds
stuck a packed Fort Pes Moines street car
fully amldshlp and crushed It to kindling
wood. The car was carried fifty feet on
the cowcatcher of the engine and wrecked
.gainst the steel girders of ' the bridge
across the Des Moines river, In momentary
danger of falling Into the river twenty feet
Fatally Injured:
Mrs. K. M. Rollins. Des Moines. Ia.; baok
twisted and Internal lnjurlea
Mrs. Kd Lawless, utm Moines; throat
lut and Internal injuries.
Seriously hurts
Ora Edwards, Park Station; six ribs
broken and crushed about head.
Mrs. Ora Edwards, Park Station.
Km ma Russell, Park btallon.
Mrs. J. L. Jones, LS Motnes.
rJmma Wells, Park Station.
Minnie Henderson. Lwim.
TlUle Flggeuhelro, Park Btatlon.
. H. A. llurstan, Lmoids.
K. Williams, Ies Moines.
Helen Jackson, Des Moines.
Mrs. H. J. Mammantree. Des Moines.
" The Injured were taken to the various
ity hospitals.
Conductor Harry Badgley of the street
par declared that he had been given the
'right-of-way signal by the flagman at the
crossing at First and Rock Island tracks.
When In the middle of the track the
passenger bore down upon the car. All
efforts to stop It failed. The passengers
had no tlmo to escape and In an Instant
there was a tang-led mass of wreckage and
human beings screaming In terror and pain.
The wounded 'were Immediately Haken from
the. wrecked car and ambulances wore
hurried to the scene. While this work of
rescue was going on, another accident was
barely avoided, as. second fair ground
train ran into the erowd. scores Just miss
ing death under the wheels.
State Geologist of Wyoming? Esti
mates feOO.OOO Haa Bees
Made la Begsl Deals.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 1 (Special.)
Four hundred thousand dollars Is a conser
vative estimate of the Ill-gotten gains of
mineral claim wildcatters who have oper
ated In northern Wyoming during the last
three years, according to State Geologist
Edwin Hall, who has Just returned from
that section of tha state, where he made
. a thorough Investigation based on more
than fifty oomplainu from viotlms of the
' swindlers.
State Geologist Hall makes direct
charge that one operator, said to be a
resident of Sheridan, Wyo.. and his asso
olates have defrauded WO easterners of
130,000 through worthless mineral claim lo
L cations In the vicinity of Sundance, Wyo.
obtained 1101.30 for locating east of 800 iron
claims on the promise that the claims
would later be bought for MO an acre. The
HOLM was supposed to represent the cost
of location work and recording, but al
though location notices were erected, there
is no evidence that even a dollar's worth
of work was done and the locations were
absolutely worthless.
Another scheme referred to by the state
geologist Involve' the fraudulent location
of 300 oil claims in the Douglas dlstrtot,
and in connection with these he names
Fred Pucey of Philadelphia, whose repu
tation has been unsavory ever since his
methods were exposed by former State
Geologist H. C. Beeler, In the federal
J pourt at Philadelphia.
. State Geologist Hall will lay his charges
before Governor B. B. Brooks and fur
ther action will Us with the executive
offloe. y
(lea try Doable Story Mrs. Barclay
Uttida Giving; In Defends
Kldaaala Plum.
TOPEKA. Kao, Sept. 1 Joseph N. Gen
try, under arrest here on a charge of aid
ing in the kidnaping of the Incubator baby,
said today be did not believe that Mrs. J.
. Barclay, the foster mother of the child,
juld ever surrender her rights to Marian
Gentry, although unable to give bond,
still showed an interest in the case. He
, ' I believe that the statements made by
Mrs. Barclay that ehe would keep up her
fight are true. She loves Marian Breakley
more than her own life,
"Mrs. Barolay convlnoed me that she was
In the light. I learned to love the child
through her, although I had never men
V 04 lan. This, above everything else. In
m :iea4 me to enter Into the kidnaping
c.o. It was not a question of money; I
thought as Mrs. Barclay, that I was tak
ing the right steps tn obtaining the child."
Gentry decllnf- glve out the names of
his associates 4 names of the five
persona still out remain unknown.
F. It. Tillotson, the Kansas City detec
tive, telephoued Sheriff Norton today that
he would owma to Topean tomorrow and
CHICAGO, Sept. 1 A new Idea In re
ception committees, calculated to take that
body from the ranks of the chiefly ornate
to those of the strictly useful, has been
evolved by the entertainment committee
of the Chicago Board of Trade, which on
September IT to U will entertain delega
tions from every Important board in the
United States and Canada and some from
Each delegation as It arrives will be taken
In hand by someone with a personal ac
quaintance among that delegation. The
fifty committeemen have been appointed
with this In view and thereby it Is ex
pected the process of making everybody
acquainted with everybody else will be
greatly facilitated and confusion avoided.
v Acceptances to the Invitation have come
.om every marketplace on the North
American continent and a large attendance
Is said to be assured. Topics of Interest
to the grain trade will' be discussed au
thoritatively. Train Strikes
Two Women and Man Are Instantly
Killed Near Read
ing, Pa.
READING, Pa., Sept. I An automobile
In which were riding William L. Oraul and
wife of Temple. Pa., and Dr. and Mrs.
Samuel E. Schlegel of this eHy, was struck
by a Pennsylvania railroad train at Doug
lassvllle, near here, to day and all but
Dr. Schlegel were killed. The train was
running at high speed when the collision
occurred and the machine was thrown
some distance down an embankment. Mr.
and Mrs. Oraul and Mrs. Schlegel were
dead when picked up. Dr Schlegel had
both legs broken.
The party had been on a week's motor
trip to Delaware Water Oap and Philadel
Lnsttaala First Boat to Make West
ward rasa are in I.eee Tku
Flvo Days.
NEW TORK. Sept. t Three new ocean
records fell to the Lusttanla on ltd latent
trip from Queenstown, which ended tonight
The Lusltanla made the passage In four
days eleven hours and forty-two minutes,
thereby clipping three hours and eighteen
minutes from Its fastest previous time. It
maintained an average speed of 85.85 knots
for the entire voyage, beating the Maure
tanla's record of 25.84. and, finally, by
landing Its passengers at the Cunard pier
shortly before S o'olock tonight. It became
the first liner to dock on the fourth day
out from Queenstown.
The Lusltanla and Mauritania heretofore
have left Queenstown on Sunday and
reached the Ambrose channel lightship too
late on Thursday evening to allow them
to dock before Friday morning. Today for
the first time one of them proved Itself
a "Thursday - ship" In the vernacular of
the sallormen on board and thereby bo-
came a real four-day boat. The voyage
was favored by fair weather for almost
the entire trip
Personal Friends of Mayor toy Ob
ject to Ills Being; Made Victim
of Reform Crnaade.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. S. Saloons
In this city may be closed next Sunday to
prevent the technical arrest of Mayor Stoy.
The orusaders promise that they will Issue
a warrant for the arrest of the mayor
under the law which makes It a mis
demeanor to Ignore a state order unless
he closes the saloons.
Political leaders and saloonmen are ad
vocating a atandpat policy, but personal
friends of the mayor who object to his
being made a victim of the reform crusade
are working to bring about an agreement
to close up the city rather than submit
him to even a technical arrest.
New Arrival at Ptttsbarg, Kan.,
Bellevrd to Have Killed
Mr. Lakes.
PITTSBURG, Kan., Sept. t A white
man, said to have come here from Joplln,
Is suspected now by the police authorities
as knowing something of the murder of
Mrs. Nellie Lukes, whose body was found
In a clump of weeds here last Monday. The
large bolt with which the murder was
committed is aald by neighbors to have
lain for several months prior to the murder
near where It was found last Monday.
The coroner! Jury reconvened today for
further Investigation of the case.
Dillon Wallace Tells" Why
Dr. Cook is Successful
POUGHKEEPS1E, N. Y.,,8ept. t-Dlllon
Wallace, the author and explorer, whose
companion, Leonldas Hubbard, became lost
and starved to death while exploring Lab
rador, In an Interview today said that he
had Implicit faith In Dr. Frederick A
Cook's wonderful feat. Mr. Wallace had
almost completed plans for an expedition
for the relief of Dr. Cook. In his statement
he said:
"I knew Dr. Cook well. You may put
Implicit trust In bis veracity. When a boy
he exhibited signs of a scientific bent.
When he could he would read of explorers
and study their methods.
"It la utterly Impossible that Dr. Cook
could merely have found the magnello pole.
Kls course would not have permitted that.
Any one who has visited the country and
atudied conditions there can realise how
Impossible it would be for him to reach
the magnetlo pole from the course he took.
"Dr. Cook started out from Ellssmerelana
and his letter to his family was from Cape
Thomas Hubbard (named after the father
of the explorer who died ilh Wallace) In
UOg. From there Cook pushed on to the
rra.bll.nil mnA w.nt niirlhwntt. Prnm
that point the rest of his direct Journey J
Territorial Executive Spends Two
Hours at Summer Capital.
Officials Refuse to Discuss Cook
Discovery Seriously.
Telegram Rea-ardtna- Reception to
Minnesota Delrn-atlon Printed In
' St. Panl Wae Not
BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. i. President
Taft tn bidding goodbye today to Walter
Ely Clark, who la to be inaugurated at
Juneau as governor of Alaska, October 1.
announced that he probably would visit the
far northwestern territory next summer. It
Is reported that If the president should go
to Alaska next year he may extend his
trip to Include the Hawaiian Islands.
Mr. Clark was with the president for
more than an hour. Secretary of State
Knox also was present at the conference.
Neither the president nor Secretary Knox
would discuss the reported discovery of the
north pole today. When the secretary was
asked as to what the state department
ought to do with the pole under the cir
cumstances, he laughingly replied:
"Annex It, of course."
President Taft had a little touch of
sciatica today, which may keep htm off the
golf links for the remainder of the week.
He first felt It when playing this morn
ing. During the afternoon he said he no
longer felt the twinges of pain and went
for the usual late afternoon automobile
ride. Tomorrow morning the president will
witness the Bonder Klasse ' races oft
Marblehead from the decks of the yacht
The following statement was given out
at the executive offices this afternoon:
"President Taft has been tnformed that
a telegram haa been published in the St.
Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch of the
following tenor:
' 'I assure you of my complete sympathy
with the plan to honor the Minnesota
congressional delegation by a publio rati
fication meeting.'
"The president today requested the press
association to announce that no such tel
egram was sent by him to the Pioneer
Press or to anybody else."
Representative Tawney, chairman of the
house committee on appropriations, sup
ported the president m his fight for tariff
revision throughout, and even went ao far
as to vote against the remainder of the
delegation from his -state In favor of free
lumber. ...During bis trip, west . the presi
dent will stop at Mr. Tawney's home town
of Winona, and It haa been reported that
he would take occasion to commend Mr,
Tawney, although there has been no con
firmation of this intention.
Senator Burrows of Michigan saw the
president for a few minutes this afternoon.
The senator was accompanied by his wife
and several friends and the call was en
tirely of a social nature. National Com
mitteeman Blodgett of Michigan, who was
expected, did not arrive.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Laugnlln of
Pittsburg, the later a sister of Mrs. Taft,
arrived today to be guests for some time
at the presidential cottage.
AH Misconduct Indictments Against
Actor Are Dismissed by
NEW YORK. Sept. 1 Raymond Hitch
rock, the comedian, was given a clear bill
on the criminal court records today when
the court of general sessions dismissed the
remaining four indictments chaaelng mis
conduct. On the fifth of these Indctmenta the actor
was tried and acquitted by a Jury June 10,
1908. When his attorney applied for the
dismissal of the remaining Indictments to
day Assistant District Attorney Garvin,
who tried the case against Hitchcock, of
fered no oposltton and told the court that
he was sure he would be unable to obtain
sufficient evidence to warrant a convic
Magnate Is tn Communication -with
His Office In New York
NEW YORK. Sept. 2.-E. H. Harrlman.
who la renting at his home in Arden after
treatment at the German baths, was in
communication with his office In this city
today. It was stated that his condition Is
Improving dally.
was completed. Thus It will be seen that
the magnetic pole, lying in an opposite
direction, would have been Impossible of
act-ess by Dr. Cook.
"I hiv4 no doubt that Dr. Cook has
reached the north pole. He Is a man of
extreme reliability, fairly scientific and
versed In geographical conditions in the
Arctic regions. He has always manifested
truthfulness In his every report and con
cerning explorations In the north he has
been very exact. I am certain that he is
truthful In this statement
"Another point that would tend to help
discourage disparaging statements Is thai
Dr. Cook's route was directly to Cracked
land, ending with a swift dash to the pole.
Thus he would avoid the awful eastern
drift of the terrible current In the Polar
sea, north of Greenland.
"Peary undoubtedly would have accom
plished what Dr. Cook haa done if he had
been better acquainted with the dungerous
conditions confronting him in the fioten
sea. Peary tried to avoid this condition
by going westward, but this was his un
doing. Peary made his dash too far east
ward. Dr. Cook took advantage of Peary's
failure and planned a ruuudabout course."
An appropriate reception
From the Minneapolis Journal.
General Electric Company to Absorb
Shibaura Engineering Works.
American Corporation Already Con
trols Tokyo Denkl Compan r
Call I'non Mayor
Miller. ' .
SEATTLE, SeptrJ. JapaiwwaAaommerclal
commissioners paid their respects Ho Mayor
John F. Miller and the local consul, Toklchl
Tanaka, today, and made plans for study
ing the United States in their tour of eighty
days. Baron Shlbusawa and Baron Kanda
called at 'the city hall to thank the mayor
for the city's courtesy.
The commissioners met tonight and per
fected details of their organization for a
systematic study of the commerce of the
United States.
In connection with the statement that the
tour Is expected n result in the absorption
of the great Shibaura Engineering works
of Japan by the General Electrio company
of the United States, It Is said that the
General Electric company has been con
ducting a selling business in Japan for the
last fifteen years. Besides transacting
business under its own name, the American
corporation owns 61 per cent of the stock
of the Tokyo Denkl company and controls
the directorate.
The most powerful competitor of the
American company is the Shibaura En
gineering works, 61 per cent of. the stock
of which Is owned by the Mitsui company,
represented by Iwohara.
' Six months ago the General Electric
company, through Its New York and Toklo
representatives, and the Shibaura' En
gineering workd entered Into negotiations
at Yokohama having for their object the
consolidation of the American company,
its oriental branch and the Japanese com
pany, with control resting in the former's
hands. The negotiations were broken off
August 1. because the General Electric
company would not grant certain con
Ona Rural Carrier and One Post
master Named for Ne
braska. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2. (Special.)
Frank O. Gronqulst has been appointed
rural carrier for route 3 at Orleans, Neb.
Henry G. Trick has been appointed post
master at Reville, Grant county. South
Dakota, vice J. O. Haaratad, resigned.
A. Back and J. Allen, co-partners,
doing business as the Lemmon Lumber
company at Lemmon, S. D., today filed a
complaint with the Interstate Commerce
commission against the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul and the Chicago, Milwaukee &
Puget Sound Railway companies, alleging
unjust and unreasonable charges on cer
tain shipments of coal, and demanding
reparation from the defendant railroads in
the sum of 1125, with interest from Decem
ber 23. 1907.
Please bring your
Sunday Want-Ads
in as early as possi
ble Saturday.
They ire received for Sunday as
late at 1:80 p. m. Saturday, but
it la best to get them In early to
Insure proper classification.
If yon cannot come down
town use the telephone.
Call Douglas 238 and ask
for the ,W ant-Ad Department. .
committee to greet Mr. Taft when he
Philanthropist in
Divorce Court
Wife of L. S. Coffin, Founder of
White Ribbon League, Charges
Him with Cruelty.
FORT DODGE, la., Sept. 2. (Special Tel
egram.) L. S. Coffin, wealthy philanthro
pist an,d connected with many enterprises
of a charitable nature, was made defendant
In a sensational suit for aeparato mainte
nance filed Trere today By-' Nellie A. Coffin,
whom ho married after an acquaintanceship
growing out of their mutual connection with
a charitable organisation.
Mrs. Coffin charges cruelty, consisting of
threats and bad language, and that he had
ordered her off his place. She also says
he made very Improper proposals to her.
Coffin is said in the petition to be worth
about $175,000. He is the founder of the
White Ribbon league and Is widely known
as a temperance worker and was associated
With Mrs. Booth in her prison work.
The report is current here that Mrs.
Coffin denies the procedure at Detroit,
where she now is, and developments here
Indicate this method was pursued to silence
interviewers there.
Mr. and Mrs. -Coffin separated August 3.
Carried Three Thousand Feet High
and Landed Safely Parents
Prostrated with Fear.
SYRACUSE, Ind., Sept. J. When Will
lam Simmons of Adrian, Mich., made a
balloon ascension here late yesterday at
the harvest Jubilee, a boy named Qulnter
Neef became entangled In the ropes and
was carried up 1,000 feet, descending with
the balloon as the gas gradually escaped.
He was unhurt. Simmons was compelled
to cut loose when hp only a few hundred
feet to save the boy, and came down with
the parachute safely. The boy's father
and mother were in the crowd and were
Dowie's Successor Imprisoned for
Judgment Debt, Sec ares Writ
of Habeas Corpus.
CHICAGO, Sept. i. Wilbur Glenn Vollva,
successor to the late John Alexander
Dowle as head of the Christian Catholic
ohurch In Zlon, and who la now in Jail for
failure to pay a judgment of 110,000, ob
tained by a former member of the church
on a charge of libel, obtained a writ of
habeas corpus from Judge Scanlan here
today. The writ is made returnable tomorrow.
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All advertising in THE IiEE ia the highest class.
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comes to the northwest.
Officials Agree Nothing Can Be Gained
by Imposing Export Duty.
Palp Men Want Complete Prohibi
tion, While Many Paper Men
Want Free Market la
United States.
MONTREAL, Sept.' t W"htle It Is true
that there 18 resentment In thla country
over the new provisions of the Payne tariff
affecting tho pulp and paper industry. It
Is felt both at Ottawa and Quebec that
nothing can be gained by the Imposition of
export duties. The federal government. It
Is officially announced, will not take any
action of a retaliatory nature In this direc
tion and any legislation it may enact will
be, directed rather to a final settlement
rather than to an aggravation of the dlffl
cultles at present In the way. It can be
authoritatively annourced that the future
action of the Quebeo provincial government
will be in line with the policy most accept
able to the dominion as a whole, rather
than any calculated to meet only the im
mediate situation as It Is found In the
province of Quebec.
Lenses Expire This Year.
The existing timber leases In that
province expire at the end of the current
year. The government will have to decide
upon Its policy soon In order that It may
be carried Into effect with the granting
of the new leases. It is certain that the
provincial government will elect to follovs.
the example of Ontario and make It a
stipulated essential condition of all new
leases that there shall be absolutely no
exportation of unmanufactured pulp wood
to the United States, Insofar as crown
lands are concerned. It would require an
act of the dominion government to pro
hibit exportatlons from other than crown
lands. Considerably more than 50 per cent
of the unmanufactured pulp wood sent
from Quebeo province to the United States
Is exported by farmers from their own
The provincial government can take
action In the matter without calling Par
liament together, as the assent of the
provincial assembly is not necessary to
any change In the conditions of timber
leases, though such change would in all
probability be aubmttted to It If the premier
decided to caU ajate fall aesslon. On this
latter point no authoritative announcement
Is forthcoming.
Pour parleres have been hold by the
heads of the various provincial govern-
(Continued on Second Page.)
62.538 Agate Li
Sha'ckleton, Nansen, Abruzii and
Greely to Be Invited.
Financial Backer of Enterprise Talks
of Outfitting It
While- little .Noise Was Made
Abont It, the Preparations Were
Slost Thorough Ever
NEW YORK. Sept. 2. Preparations are
afoot here to make the home-coming of
ir. Frederick A. Cook an event of national
and possibly International Importance, if
the plans outlined today by the members
of the Arctic club are carried out, the wel
come home which lr. Cook will receive In
New York will be an ovation in which city,
state and nation will take part, while prom
inent explorers Cook's former rivals from
all parts of tho globe will gather to pay
their personal tribute to his achievement.
Among the most notable of those who In
all probability will be here to greet Dr.
Cook on his return will be Lieutenant
Shackleton, the Englishman, whose recent
explorations In the antarctic, during which,
he succeeded In pushing nearer to the south
pole than had any nrevlous explorer, made
him a figure of world-wide prominence.
Members of the Arctic club hope that
President Taft may himself be present aa
the nation's representative to welcome Dr.
"Such an honor would be no more than
fitting," one of them declared today, "In
view of the fact that the explorer haa
placed the Stars and Stripes on the apex of
the world and added perhaps 60,000 square
miles to the nation's territory."
Arctic "tars to Shine.
Among the explorers who are expected
to tako a prominent part In tho welcome
to Dr. Cook are the duke of the Abruzxl,
Dr. Frltjof Nansen, Captain Roald
Amundsen, General A. W. Qreoly, Rear
Admiral Oeorge Melville, Anthony Flala of
this city and Captain Joseph E. Bernler.
No definite date has yet been set for
Dr. Cook's arrival here. Captain Bradley
8. Onborno, secretary of the Arctic club,
said tonight that the , explorer la not ex
pected for several weeks. "He Is duo In
Copenhagen In three days," said Captain
Osborne, "and If he came straight homo
would arrive in New York about the middle
of September, but his friends believe that
he may make several stops on the way
home. For one thing, the geographers and
scientists of Copenhagen will tender him
a welcome. He may go to Christiana to
meet Captain Amundsen, the discoverer of
the northwest passage; It is likely that
he will visit BulKlum, where he haa been
decorated for hta scrvloes to science, and
It Is scarcely conceivable that the British
geographical Bocletlos would allow him to
pasa them by on his way home without an
invitation to London."
Expedition Well Eqelpped.
Jrhn R. Bradley, the financial backer of
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, explained today
that the Brooklyn explorer's suacess In
reaching the north pole was not so much
the result of chance as the opinions of
several polar experts would Indicate.
"This was no haphasard expedition," ho
said; "no intensified Arctic 'Joy ride' un
dertaken on nerve. We went about our
preparations for this thing quietly and
without brass band accompaniment, but
evory imaginable contingency had boenj
provided for.
"We studied out the mistakes and m!a
fortunes of other men who had tried for
the pole, hoping to benefit by their errors,
and we certainly benefited by their ex
amples. "I am not going to tell what tha cost
was, but I'll, tell you this muoh: Ona
single Item was 5.000 gallons of gasollna
and another was two barrels of gum drops.
An Esquimaux will travel thirty miles for
a gum drop. His sweet tooth, la tha
sweetest In the world.
"Now, Cook has as much nerve aa any
man In the world, I guess; but ho had
something besides nerve to carry him
through. I'm not trying to take any of
the credit; but I want to say that ha had
the right kind of an outfit to take him
through. Cook will prove to tho satisfac
tion of every fair mind that he baa done
exactly what he claimed he did."
Anthony Flala, commander of tho Ztoglor
expedition of 1903-1906. agreed with Mr.
Bradley In placing confidence la tha re
ports of Dr. Cook's success.
"This will not put an end to polar ex
peditions," he said today. "Other expe
ditions will push their way northward. Dt
Cook says he has discovered land in tha
far north. If the land Is there others will
find it and verify his story. If It la not
there his story will be branded aa false.
New Territory for United States.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. t All new terri
tory discovered by Dr. Frederick A. Cook
when he reached the north pole will be
long to the United States by right of dis
covery, sccording to the Rev. C. M. Char
ropln, S. J., profeitfor of astronomy at St.
Louis university.
Father Charropln today aald Dr. Cook's
statements will be accepted by scientist
who will attempt to confirm them.
Will of Late Charles M. Cook At
tempt to Kvade Inherit
aare Tax.
HONOLULU, Sept. a.' The will of tho
late Charles M. Cooke, capitalist and finan
cier, disposes of but little property, tho
bulk of his holdings being the corporation
of C. M. Cooke, limited. Everything la
bequeathed to the family i f the deceased.
The will bkks that the property be not
appraised, that no bond be required and
that the administrators do not publish an
Inventory of the estate. This latter provi
sion has been declared to be Illegal by
Attorney General lienienway, owing to tha
requirements of the Inheritance tax law.
Some estimates plate tlie value of tbo
estate at JUI.OuC.000