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    The Omaha' Daily Bee
THE OMAIIA DEE
clpn, reliable newspaper tbat !
admitted to each and every borne.
WEATHER FORECAST.
For Nebraska Shower.
For Iowa Partly cloudy.
For weather report aee pK 3.
VOL. XXXIX NO. 70.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1909.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FARMERS TO AID
CENSJJS TAKERS
Director Durand Will Ak Them to
Make Written 'Record of Opera
tions for 1909.
INFORMATION THAT IS WANTED
Preliminary Suggestion! Relative to
Questions to Be Aske
ALL STATEMENTS CONI.
L
Cannot Be Used as Basis of Tu
or for Other Purpose.
GREAT GROWTH OF BTTSINES.
It la Kmpeeted that Wext Census Will
Show that Nearly 91 Million
Farm Are Being- Operated
In United State.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6-It will be sug-
rested by United State Census Director
Durand to the farmers all over the coun
' try that the work of securing accurate re
turn at the coming census of agriculture
will be greatly facilitated If the farmers
will keep or provide some sort of written
record of their farm operations during the
' year 1909. This effort to secure the farm
' era" personal co-operation Is but one of a
number of ways and meana chosen by
I Director Durand In the effort to secure an
' accurate, expeditious arid economical cen
: sua concerning population, agriculture,
! manufactures, mines and quarries, which
are the subjects of inquiry defined In the
census law.
Notwithstanding th valne of the popu
lation returns for the political purpose of
reapportioning representation In the con
gress of the United States and of the
statistical Information derived from an
analysis of the population details, the cen-
, bus of agrloulture, of all the subjects In
the census law, Is regarded as of the great
est Importance.
The twelfth census reported a total fixed
capital of $5,04,9S9.61 Invested In manufac
! tures. The correnpondlng total for agricul
ture was (20,614.001,838, or mora than four
times that of manufactures. A mora con
servative estimate, based upon a different
standard of comparisons, also used by the
census bureau, places the Investment in
', agriculture as more than twice that of
manufactures. (
Nearly Bis Million Farms.
In 1900 the census found 5,739,667 farms, an
Increase of 1.175,016 over th total for 1890.
The 1S50 figures were 566,714 higher than the
number of farms counted in the 1880 cen
sus. Taking the increase between 1890 and
1900, and adding that number to the total
reported for 1900, an estimated or approxi
mate number of farms existing at the time
of the thirteenth census may be ascer
tained; ,the process of calculation being
that caYled'WlthirietTcel progression," the
method chosen by a majority of statisti
cians and also used by the census bureau.
Therefore the 1910 total should reach
E.914,673, or roughly, about e.000,000 farms.
which la the number estimated by Chief
Statistician Powers. There were 10,433,188
males and females over 10 years of age
June 1, 1900, engaged In agricultural pur
suits. Prof. Powers believes the 1910 cen
sus will swell that number to the extent
of several millions.
The magnitude of these figures makes It
evident that the Importance of the agri
cultural census hardly can be over
estimated. Hence the solicitude of Census
Director Durand and Chief Statistician
Powers, In charge of the census division
of agriculture. 1
Director Durand believes that great good
will be accomplished by getting Into direct
contact and co-operation with the farmers.
Some of the Instrumentalities which will
bo used by him and which promise prac
tlcal results are, the state commissioners
and state boards of Agriculture, the state
agricultural colleges, the agricultural ex
periment Btatlons, the Farmers' institutes,
the Farmers' unions, the patrons of hus
bandry and the state granges; In fact, all
the existing organizations for the educa
tlon and betterment of the farmers. Added
to these will be the dally newspapers, the
country press and the farmers' publica
tions.
It is estimated that millions of farmers
will be reached at their homes or at their
mutual Improvement meetings by th con
templated method of circulating prepara
tory information.
Work on Farm Schedule.
Farm economists and scientists learned
In agricultural problems, appointed aa ex
pert special agents for a brief term, are
Bow In Washington assisting Director
Durand and his staff In the formulation of
' the agricultural schedule so tbat th ques
tions to be asked by the enumerators shall
be easily comprehended and so draw out
the Information ordered by congress to be
ascertained.
At the same time these practical steps
are being taken by the census bureau, the
farmers themselves will be called upon to
, help push the statistical plow over the
country-wide field of farm data. They will
be reminded that an accurate and practical
census Is the only on worth while.
In addition to th direct appeal- to the
farmers. Census Director Durand will In
form them that the thirteenth United
census law requires that the agricultural
census be taken at the same time, April
15. UU0, as th count of population. Th
questions about farm operations will re
lute to tt present calendar year, 190B. but.
on the other hand, th Inquiries regarding
farm equipment are directed toward the
farmers' possession of this kind on the
day and date of th enumeration, April 16,
110. The latter dlvialou of th inquiry
really amounts to an Inventory.
The necessity for some written or perma
nent record by the farmers themselves of
farm operations la obvious and Its value
' In furnishing data more reliable than
guesswork Is equally evident.
Preliminary M(Mtloiu.
In order that the farmer may begin
at once. Director Durand Indicate aa fol
io what operations are to be recorded.
although in scnedul is still In Incom
plete shape:
' tacn person in chart of a farm will
1 be asked to slat the acreage and value
of bis farm; that la, the acreage and
valu of th land kept and cultivated by
him; also th area of land In his farm
covered with woodland; and ftnally, that
which ia utilised fur specified farm pur
pose. "Kach farmer will b asked to giv th
acreage, quality produced and valu of
I each crop. Including grain, hay, vgt-
I Continued on Second Page.)
Atlantic City
Continues to
Run Wide Open
Arrest of Mayor Stoy Saturday Has
No Effect on Policy of City
Officials.
ATLANTIC CIT.Y, N. J., Sept. 6-Atlan-tic
City was as ' wide open" today as on
any former Sunday of the season. The de
cision' to allow the saloons to open was
reached by the political and official heads
of th resort at midnight Saturday, when
the action of the reformers in causing the
arrest of Mayor Stoy for failure to obey the
order of Attorney General Wilson, had re
noved the alternative of saving the head
the city government by closing the
- -on today. ' '
Blrney Hudson, leader of the mlnls--eformers,
declared tonight that the
of Mayor Stoy to close up the city
ay will result In further action against
him. Special detectives made a circuit of
city saloons and more warrants will be
Issued on their testimony for additional
arrests.
The state detectives brought here by
Prosecutor Qoldenborg to break up gam
bling have driven nearly every gambling
house out of business. Prosecutor Golden
borg declares the state detectives will be
kept here for months if necessary and that
gambling Is to be stamped entirely out of
the resort
Cincinnati Man
. Kills Burglar
Dr. Robert D. Maddoz Instantly Kills
Former Convict Who Broke Into
Neighbor's House.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 5. Responding to a
call for aid at the house of a neighbor,
where a negro 'burglar had forced an en
trance to the place. Dr. Robert D. Maddox,
a prominent physician, shot and Instantly
killed the negro early today. The burglar,
who waa later Identified as John Scott, a
former convict, who served three years In
the Frankfort (Ky.) penitentiary, broke
Into the residence of Mrs. Florence O.
Barnes of Yale avenue. Walnut Hills.
Mrs. Wllkle Woodard of Syracuse, N. Y..
a visitor at the Harnes home, awoke and
discovered the presence of the Intruder in
her room. When he moved Into another
room she immediately turned In a call for
the police and managed to notify Dr. Mad
dox, living in another house. The latter,
half clad, appeared on the scene aa the
burglar attempted to escape from the
house. Seeing the physician confronting
him, the burglar was preparing to giv
battle, when Dr. Maddox, who carried a
revolver, fired three bullets Into the negro's
body, killing htm Instantly. An open knife
waa found clutched In the fingers of the
dead man.
Dr. Maddox was not arrested.
THIEVES PREY ON PASTOR,
SECURING FAIR-SIZED ROLL
Rev. Gaas Flelshnat n's Home Entered
and flttO la M-dey and Valuable
Jewelry Taken.
Burglars entered the home of Rev. Esau
Fleishman, 1919 Burt street, Saturday night
and made way with $196 In money and con
siderable valuable jewelry. The latter was
recovered by Detectives Ferris and Walker,
who found it In the back yard. No arrests
have been mad In the case and the of
ficers have only a slight clue to th iden
tity of the thieves. 1
Entrance to the house was gained through
a rear window, after which the burglar, or
burglars, evidently rifled the clothing of
the sleeping occupants of the house. Not
finding much of value, a bunch of keys in
the pocket of Rev. Mr. Flelschman's trous
ers was tried in an effort to open the fam
ily safe In the same room.
The aafe was opened and a polished
wooden box, containing (180 In cash, fifty
small loose pearls, some gold Jewelry and
a diamond pin, was taken into th back
yard and broken open. The money waa
taken and the demolished box, still con
taining the other valuables, was found Sun
day morning. The thieves evidently did not
wish to run the risk of being caught with
any recognisable property in their pos
session and contented themselves with the
fat roll. The other 115 came from the
pocket of a person rooming on th upper
floor of the house.
END OF BIG SWEDISH STRIKE
Vie Consul atrnbera; Ileoelvee Offi
cial Notice of Resumption of
Work In Factories.
Judgs K. M. Stenberg, Swedish consul
for Omaha, yesterday received a telegram
from C. E. Wallersteadt, Swedish consul
at Minneapolis, Minn., as follows:
'Legation wires that, according to cable
grams from the government, an agreement
la reached between employers and work
men In regard to the strike, and that work
will start tomorrow, except In manufac
tories where work ceased through lockout
under present circumstances. However,
mediation through th government la con
sidered possible, aa to th still existing
controversy."
One-Legged Man and
One-Eyed Man Arrested
NEWCASTLE, Pa., Sept A one-legged
man and a one-yd man ar la th New
castle Jail charged with being suspicious
pel sons. They war brought her from
Ell wood City early today and tjr twelve
hour bav withstood th grilling ordeal
of five shrewd potto official. In these
two men Ut polloe believe Uiey hav the
perpetrators of th train wrvuk on Ui
Ualllnier Ohio reUrwad at Chawtoa
aiding oa Friday night. For th appre
hension of th wrear th Ualtliuor A
Ohio railroad has offered a reward of
Frank Coatea, ooe of th autpeota under
arrest, waa formerly a arakautaf aa th
i-enylvan!a railroad, X year as h fall
under a Ualtlmor Ohio train at aUwood
City and lost hi right lag, H reoslvvd
no Oaiaag. Herman MoOpmah of Nw
Castle, tiia other arrested man, lost hi
right y several year ago in a atrvet
brawL Tb polio hav witness who
swear that thojr saw thee two eaaUy
reooaTDiaabl men walking from Elwood
City to Wampum oa Friday afternoon,
from Wampum back to Elwood City yes
BUSY DAYS FOR
PRESIDENT TAFT
Final Week of President's Vacation
is Crowded Full of Important
Functions.
WILL SEE BALLINGER TODAY
He Will Also Play Golf and Attend
the Horse Show.
GUEST OF TALE MEN TUESDAY
Next Day He Confers with
Durand on Census Matters.
Mr.
BANQUET TO SAILORS THURSDAY
Executive Will Present Cap to
Victor In Bonder Claaa Races, and
Frldny Will Receive Grand
son of the Mikado.
BEVERLY, Mass., Sept. 5. Beginning
the last week of his stay In Beverly,
President Taft tomorrow will spend the
greater part of Labor day In the grounds
of the Myopia Hunt club. In the morning
playing golf and In the afternoon attending
the annual horse show, the fashionable
event of the year.
Secretary Ballinger Is expected In Bev
erly some time tomorrow, and the presi
dent will take up with him the report
that have been mad respecting the course
of certain of the Interior department of
ficials in administering the conservation
laws.
The president's last week of vacation
will be his busiest. Tuesday he will go
to Brookllne to be the guest of the Yale
alumni of Boston. A luncheon, golf and
baseball games are on the program. The
attendance at the various functions Is to
be limited strictly to Yale men and all
will be informal. Wednesday the presldont
will be visited by the director of the cen
sus, Mr. Durand, who will bring with him
the commission of the various census su
pervisors who are yet to be appointed.
Will Entertain Yachtsmen.
Thursday Mr. Taft will entertain at
luncheon on board the yacht Mayflower
the German entrants and officials who
participated In the Sonder Klasse races
off Marblehead, and will present the Taft
cup to the winning crew.
Friday Mr. Taft has an engagement to
receive Prince Klnlyoshl Kunl, grandson
of the emperor of Japan, who will be ac
companied by the princes and Colonel
Kuiila, his military aide. Prlnc Kunl
Is to represent the Japanese government
at the Hudson-Fulton celebration later In
the month at New York.
Saturday the president will review In
Beverly a parade of ail the Grand Army
posts In Essex county.
It Is likely that during the week Mr.
Taft will have a call from the secretary
of th treasury, ir, tacVeagh who prob
ably will have ready for' the president's
approval the membership of the new tariff
commission authorised by the Payne bill.
Goes to Church In Rain.
The president motored Into church this
morning In a driving downpour of rain.
This afternoon he had a call from General
Clarence Edwards, chief of the Insular
reau In the War department, who has
Just returned from a trip abroad. General
Edwards is one of the president's warmest
personal friends.
No date has been set for Mrs. Taft's
return to the White House. It is likely,
however, that she will remain here until
October 15, unless the weather should
make arf earlier departure desirable. The
work of renovating the White House at
Washington will not be concluded until
some time In October, and while the ex
ecutive offices are being rebuilt, the
executive force Is occupying rooms In the
basement of the White House proper.
GIRL SWIMS NINE MILES
His Adeline Trapp of New York
Finishes Teat In Good
Condition.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6.-Adellne Trapp, 30
years old, today swam nine miles through
the treacherous waters of Hell Gate, from
the foot of East Eighty-ninth street to
Glasson . Point, L. I.
Accompanied by Priscllla Higglns, a girl
of about her own age. Miss Trapp swam
In the wake of forty sturdy swimmers of
the United States Volunteer Life Raving
corps, who were holding their annual en
durance test.
Fifteen of the men swimmers were forced
to give up before the finish, and Miss Hig
glns, after going most of the distance, was
seised with cramps and picked up ex
hausted. Miss Trapp was In better condition than
most of the men at the end of the long
swim today.
Missouri Drouth Broken,
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. Sept. 5. One killed,
several Injured and 1100.000 damage Is tha
sum total of tbe breaking of th central
Missouri drouth today. The storm centered
In northern Christian county. At Spohano,
Mo.. Hiram Uoornega, postmaster, was
killed by lightning.
terday afternoon. Members of the local
lodge of Baltimore A Ohio machinists, who
are on strike, Indignantly deny any con
nection between their order and the dis
aster. Thomas Leathers, a strike leader,
said that the whereabouts of every striker
on the eventful Friday night is known and
that proof that none of the members of
the union were near the scene of the wreck
can be produced.
The crowbar and sledge hammer used to
pry the rail out of alignment are in the
Newcastle Jail. Both are branded "P. &
L. E. R. R."
The bloodhounds, which traced a blind
trail to a slaughter house, have been with
drawn from th seen.
i n Doaiea oi the in re men that met
death In th wreck were shipped to their
respective home today. Five patient re
covered sufficiently to b discharged from
th Shenango and New Castle hospitals.
For unknown reasons, the railroad detec-
uvea nav rerusea to allow any on to
photograph th wreck scene. No explana
tlon of th ruling waa offered. All trace
of th wreck wet, removed Xw Boa a. today
however.
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From the Cleveland Leader.
LABOR PARADE IN NEW YORK
It is Estimated that Forty-Five Thou
sand Men Will Be in Line.
MITCHELL DISCUSSES OUTLOOK
More Men Are Employed Today Than
at Any Time In Last Twenty
Two Months Strike nt
Pittsburg-.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6. With no strike of
consequence except that of the hattera In
progress In Greater New York the Labor
Day parade tomorrow will find more
marchers In line and more of them with
Jobs than last year. Approximately 45.000
workmen, with twenty bands, representing
fifty-nine unions, will parade from Central
park down Fifth avenue to Washington
square.
In the afternoon there' will be gamer,
atrletlo events and speeches all over the
city. John Mitchell, second trice president
of. the American Federation of Labor, to
day contrasted present conditions with
those of a year ago. -
"'From personal oUeei-vatton and .general
Information," he mid, "It Is evident to mo
that more men are employed today and
that more are being employed than at any
time during the last twenty-two months.
"Last December the estimate made by
the American Federation of the number of
organised workmen of the United States
at that time unemployed put the figure at
1.000,000 or about 32 per cent of the whole.
The latent figures available for the state
of New York Indicates that the unemployed
has been reduced to nearly one-half In this
state, and I think from previous experience
the condition in the state of New York can
be taken as a fair indication of the condi
tion throughout the state."
Colonel M. J. Deagan, Industrial mediator
of the New York state labor department.
said:
"The attitude which both employers and
workmen' aro taking toward each other
is becoming much more reasonable. They
have learned that strikes and lockouts do
not pay. It Is much better for both to
go on with the work while the point In
dispute Is being settled by conference. At
the present moment there are .few dis
putes pending and the industrial horizon
is clear."
Many pastors in the city touched upon
the labor question during their sermons
today.
Advice from Dnncan.
James Duncan, first vice president of
the American Federation of Labor, Issued
the following Labor day appeal here to
day to the worklngmen of the entire coun
try:
'Where parades are In evidence march
with heads erect, proud of your calling
and your cause,' and bear yourself through
out with the noble dignity becoming the
union freemen. '
"Let your addresses In the halls and on
the hustings be respectful of the law and
institutions of our country, for by so doing
you will symbolize the true union man
who, while he may desire changes of acta
which he believes are oppressive, knows
he Is a cttlsen of a republic and will go
about the necessary change In a deliber
ate manner becoming to true citizenship.
'Use no apologetic tone, for you are
right In your purpose; apologies are out of
order except for wrongdoing. Add cheer
fulness to the sentences composing the
Labor day addresses; It Is not a funeral
procession that Is being addressed. Be
hopeful in the general tone of your re
marks, which will be befit the occasion.
(Continued on Second Page.)
Many a woman
makes herspending
money by using
Bee Want Ads. Are
of th
you one
em.''
Don't let old things accumulate) '
sell them. Don't buy aomethlng
new when you can find a bargain
In ona for which bo ma one hag no
further uae. It make no differ
ence what It la a laundry atoTo,
or a piano.
Everybody reads the Beo
want ad pages. They are the
bargain hunter's beet hunting
ground. Buy or sell the
cheap little want ads oertainly
fa the business.
SIDE-TRACKED.
Half Million
Fife in Missouri
Thirty-One Business Houses Are
Destroyed at Poplar Bluff
Sunday Morning.
ST. LOUI3, Sept 6. A special to the
Globe-Democrat from Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
says: Fire which broke out here at 2:35
o'clock this morning In the Reynolds hotel
destroyed the hotel and thirty other busi
ness houses in the central part of the town.
The total loss is estimated at $500,000, with
Insurance two-thlrda of that amount?"
The fire raged unchecked by the volun
teer fire forces of the town until the wind
changed In dlrecy n, blowing back over the
burned area. The flame were then got
under control. A number of volunteer fire
fighters wejre overcome by the heat, and
others injured by breaking glass, non
seriously.
Pacific Fleet
Off lor Orient
Eight Armored Cruisers Start on
Long Cruise in Oriental
Waters.
san francisco: Sept. s.-The eight
armored cruisers of the United States Pa
clflo fleet weighed anchor at 2 o'clock this
afternoon and through a heavy fog steamed
slowly out of the Golden Gate on a long
cruise for Asiatic waters.
Long before the hour for sailing spec
tators gathered on cliffs overlooking the
entrance to the harbor, and natientlv
waited for the first sight of the fleet aa It
rounded the forts at the Presidio.
The fleet will go direct to Honolulu, and
thence to the Orient, where it will be
Joined by the Asiatic squadron. The en
larged fleet will then engage in battle prac
tice ia Philippine watera.
SECRETARY WILSON
VISITS DEADW00D
Head of Department of Aarlcoltnre
I Gneat of Congressman
Martin.
DEADWOOD, S. D., Sept. 6. Secretary
of Agriculture James Wilson was in Dead
wood tonight, th guest of Congressman
Martin. Tomorrow he will leave for Belle
Fourche to Inspect the farms being culti
vated under the new government Irriga
tion project. Secretary Wilson Is accom
panied In his western Irrigation tour by his
son, Casper, and his private secretary. The
party arrived last night.
TRAIN STRIKES AUTOMOBILE
Mam and Two Women Killed In Grade
Crossing- Accident at Bay
City, Mich.
DETROIT. Sept. 6. A. A. Robinson,
owner of the Commercial company of thl
city, his wife and Mrs. II. E. Tremaine of
Bay City were Instantly killed In Bay City
this afternoon when an automobile In
wnicn tney were riding was struck by a
fast Michigan Central train. A daughter
of Mrs. Tremaine is thought to be fatally
Injured.
Fine British Fleet
LONDON. Sept 5. Not since Great I
Britain adopted the policy of keeping the
main fleet in home waters has such a
modern squadron as that which sails for
New York at the end of the week to par
ticipate in the HudHon-Fulton celebration
viHited a foreign country. It la made up
of the Inflexible, one of the latest of the
Brltiah battleship cruisers; th Drake, the
Duke of Edinburgh and the Argyle, which
until the advent of vessels of the In
flexible data were considered the strong
est cruisers in the service. It will make
a notable array in New York harbor and
the personnel chosen should be pleasing
to Americans. In command of the squad
ron la Admiral Sir Edward Hobart Sey
mour, of whom Admiral Dewey spoke so
highly after the Incident In Manila bay
and who became even better known to
Americans, by name at least, during the
Peking expedition.
There are two versions with regard to
the selection of Admiral Seymour at the
last moment, after Rear Admiral Frederick
T. Hamilton had been appointed in com
sand. On la that th foreign office re-
i nils-.'d th admiralty of Ui ceteetu la
MILR-DUMPING TWINS BUSY
Inspectors Procure Lanholt's Arrest,
as Per Promise.
INSPECT OTHER DEALERS' MILK
Restraining Order Granted In District
Conrt Doesltot Interfere with
Crnsnde Inann-nrated by
Health Commissioner.
Milk Inspector Joseph Scully and his
assistant, Kdward Daemon, Health Com
missioner Connell's "milk dumping twins,"
had a busy day Sunday.
Although Barney Landholt, a West Dodge
street milkman, has secured a court order
temporarily restraining the milk Inspectors
from repeating their dumping operations
with his milk, they nevertheless arrested
him 8unday on the charge of selling
poisoned milk, took him to Jail and held
him there until Chief of Police Donahue
Issued order for his release on a cash
deposit of M He will appear In police
court this morning.
- Tbe inspectors spent th entire day look
ing after milkman. whom thay suspected of
irregularities, but made no other arrests.
Following Judg Troup's restraining order,
lssMd 'Saturday against Health Commis
sioner Connell and Inspectors Scully and
Daemon, Dr.-'Connell announced that he
would dump no more of Landholt's milk.
But the restraining order, pertaining only
to the Landholt case, has put no stop to
the health department's crusade against
suspected milkmen.
Landholt's arrest was promised by Dr.
Connell Saturday, if the milk dealer at
tempted to sell any more of the product
condemned by the tuberculin test;
SUSPECTS UNDER ARREST
Police Prepare for Labor Day and
Circus by Imprisoning Right
Men In House.
In preparation tor Labor day and the
Buffalo Bill show, the police have looked
up eight men whom they found living In
a house on Capitol avenue Sunday morn
ing. Most of the man are strangers in tho
city, but ar thought by the police to
hav criminal records. Several of the
prisoner ar known to the police aa hav
ing bean In Jail here before.
When arrested by a squad of detectives,
who surrounded th house after locating
their suspeota th latter gave the follow
ing name and addresses: John Phillip,
1324 Capitol avenue; George Sanders, no
address; Dan Carter, Dodge hotel; Mat
Klrwln, 1701 .North Seventeenth street;
Thomas McCall. 1124 Capitol avenue; Rob
ert Light, John Martin and John Fen
ton, no addressee.
Carter and Light were released on ball
bonds to appear In Court this morning. All
are charged with being suspicious charac
ter. No reports of pickpocketing or
other similar offenses Lave yet been re
ceived by the polio.
DEATH RECORD
John . Morton.
BOSTON, Sept 6. John S. Morton of
Columbus, O., a wealthy coal merchant and
partner of the late Mark Hanna, died at
the Emerson hospital here late today. Mr,
Morton waa brought to th hospital last
Thursday from hla summer horn at Peter
boro, N. H., to undergo an operation. He
waa 07 year old and Is survived by a
widow and several children, who are at
Peterboro.
Coming to New York
which Admiral Seymour waa held In the
United States; the second and th most
probable is that the appointment was made
on account of the selection of a German
admiral who would have ranked Hamilton,
but who will be Junior to Sir Edward
Seymour. At any rate, the admiralty and
the foreign office have been complimented
on the appointment.
Admiral Seymour' chief of staff. Cap
tain It L. Nichols, who has had a large
experience in similar service, while his flag
commander will b E. G. Lowther-Crofton,
who won hi distinguished service order a
Peking. The admiral's secretary and pay
master-ln-chief is F. Calton, another offl
cer who accompanied the admiral to Peking
and received the decoration of Companion
of th Bath for service there.
Other officer who hav been especially
attached to th squadron for tb visit are
Commander Frederick A. Powlett. Lieu
tenant Cyril Goolden and Aaalatant Pay
master II. R. Q. Browne.
Th cruiser Black Prince alio waa to
hav goo, but th admiralty la keeping U
hr to carry out aome experinrnta,
1)15. COOK DINES
W1TIIT1IE KING
Honor Which Has Never Before Been
Extended to a Private
Individual.
DENMARK BELIEVES IN STORY
Discoverer's Account is Accepted by
Geographers and Explorers.
TAFT'S
MESSAGE
ARRIVES
Finder of Pole Much Pleased with
President's Greeting.
GOES TO BRUSSELS AND PARIS
After Delivering; I.retnrea In These
Cities, Dr. took Will Return to
Copenhuaen and Rail for
ew York.
COPENHAGEN. Sept. 5. Dr. Frederick
Cook dined this evening with King Freder
ick at the summer palace, a few miles out
side of Copenhagen. The king summoned
Dr. Cook to an audience yesierday aa a
formal courteoy. They engaged In an hour's
talk, and while these royal audiences can
not, according to etiquette, be minutely de
scribed by the members of the court. Dr.
Cook made such an impression on the king
that his majesty immediately Instructed the
court chamberlain to summon the explorer
to dine with him tonight. The king Invited
Dr. Cook to meet him yesterday after
making the closest possible Investigation
into his story. All the Danish explorer
were asked to give their opinion of Dr.
Cook's claims before the audience waa
granted and their verdict was unanimously
In his favor.
The dinner tonight was entirely the re
sult of the king's personal opinion regard
ing the explorer, who had the seat on the
king's right, an honor which Danes cannot
remember having been accorded another
private person, and members of the royal
family listened to his every word as he
recounted the dangers and privations of his
polar Journey,
Taft's Message Arrives,
Dr. Cook was Immensely pleased today
by receipt of a telegram from President
Taft, in which the president of the United
States extended his hearty congratulations
on the announcement that Dr. Cook had
reached the pole. He had to undergo a
veritable ordeal again today, being bom
barded on every side with questions in
tended to test the accuracy of his affirma
tions. Although after midnight when he reached
his hotel at the end of the first day' try
ing experiences, he sat up for two hour
engaged in correspondence and In conversa
tion with Commodore Huvgaard and Prof.
Olufsen, secretary of the Geographical so
ciety. The explorer was again about before
7 o'clock this morning, reading translation
of th comments In the Danish newspaper.
Later he received Commodore Bverdrup
and Count Haraid Moltke, a member of
the Mylius Eflchsen expedition. Who prob
ably will Illustrate Dr. Cook's book.
Scientist Asks Questions.
One of the most exacting periods of the
day was an Interview with Prof. Stromberg,
the leading, Scandinavian astronomer, whj
says that when he is permitted to examine
Dr. Cook's observations he can decide
within half a day whether th explorer
has been at the pole. Several other expert .
Arctic explorers were closeted today with
Dr. Cook. When they came out they ap
peared thoroughly convinced of his abso
lute good faith.
A luncheon at the American legation af
forded further opportunity to nonexpert
persons to strengthen their already firm
belief In the explorer's narrative. Then
Dr. Cook disappeared from publlo view for
an hour, during which time h Submitted
to the camera at a pliotographla studio.
Hoyal Faintly at Dinner.
The dinner at the royal castle at Char
lottenlund was the scene of the greatest
Lthu&laam. The king and every member
of the royal family, even the smallest
children, assembled. Dr. Maurice F. Egao.
the American minister, Rev, Dr. Daae of
Chicago and several other guest completed
the party. The dinner passed off quietly.
as Is customary on Sunday In th royal
household, but after the dinner thera waa
a regular rush around Dr. Cook, who
started a succinct recital of hla adventures.
His graphic depiction gained from th
calmness and candor of the speaker. On
after another of the royal personage piled
him with questions and marked their Intelli
gent appreciation of the condition In Aro
tlc sea and than waited eagerly while th
explorer answered, always without heslta
tlon. The younger members of th family
seemed literally to hang on hla word.
Prince Waldemar, brother of th king, who
la a scientific sailor, waa extremely inter
ested in the current about th pole and
the condition of the toe. Prlnc and
Princess Oeorge of Greece also mad perti
nent Inquiries. The king and Queen and
verybody were o greatly Interested in
the pole' discovery that they remained In
the drawing room much later than la their
custom. Dr. Cook retired with Minister
Egan and was the center of a congratula
tory group. It was easy to b n that
th royal family had Implicit faith in hint.
Brussels and Part.
When he returned to hla room at the
hotel Dr. Cook took up the correspondence
on which he had been engaged, writing
until a late hour. It has been decided that
after his visit to Brussels h will deliver
a lecture at Parts. He will then return to
Copenhagen and sail from her for New
York.
On of th most interesting feature of
Dr. Cook's present position la that h is
about the only Intelligent man In th World
now who does not realize how conaplcuou
and talked about Dr. Cook is today. Minis
ter Egan has shielded him a carefully a
possible. While he 1 theoretically living
as the government' guest at a hotel, ha
Is practically living at the legation, so that
he may be kept away from the preeaur
of the crowds which ar still surrounding
the hotel. Dr. Cook thinks that he may be
able to yet back to Nrw York quietly, so
that he may revise his scientific record
before he glvea them to the world.
Explorer Asks Questions.
At luncheon at the American embassy
today the explorer escaped for a few
minutes from the absorbing topic of th
Arctic and asked questions, which appeared
amusing, about what was going on. What
was Taft'a majority T and similar ques
tion, war asked. When given some de
tails of Lieutenant Ebacklelon' expedition
ato th south pel he was hungry (or rr
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