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Glavis Wriies of Alaska Goal
, Field Monopoly,
ARRAIGNS RICHARD BALUNGER,
Secretary of the Interior la Again Ac
cused of Failure to Take Steps to
Save Immense Beds of Fuel From
Fraudulent Entry Deposed Govern'
ment Employee Says He Was Re
moved Unjustly by Mr. Taft.
Now Yrk, Nov. 9. In nn article pre
pared for Collier's Weekly of Nov. 13
and copyrighted by that publication
U It. Glavis, removed In September
from the oinco of chjef of field divi
sion of tho goneral land office, naym
(Copyright, 1309, by P. P. Collier &
"From 1902 to 1909 1 was In tho
field service of tho general land ollicc,
for tho last two nnd u halt years as
chief of Held division. In Boptcmber,
1909, I was summarily removed from
my position without n formal hearing
by Hlchunl A. Ualllugcr, secretary of
the interior, by authorization of the
president of tho United Stated. That
removal wnB accompanied by the pub
lication of a letter of the piestdcnt to
Mr. Balllnger. I believe that my re
moval was unfair. 1 believe tho presi
dent's letter was grievously unfair, be
cause Ju It tho president given weight
to a charge against mo which 1 never
linrt the opportunity to see or answer.
The president status in his lotter that
I withheld from him Information ra
vornblo to my superiors. 1 do not
Know of any such Information with
hold by mo, nor am 1 conscious of do
ing my superiors Injustice. Neverthe
less, 1 should not now make miy public
statement of tho matter were It not
etllj possible to save for the govern
ment many thousands of acres of coal
lands which I believe tho land olllco
may lriHho near future grant to fraud
Coal Lands of Inestimable Value.
"The conl lands of Alaska owned by
the government amount to over 100,
000 ncres. They are tho future coal
supply of' tho untlon, of almost Inesti
mable value. Possession of them by
prlvalo Individuals means great wealth.
A monopoly of them would be a na-
"On Nov. 12, 19?". President noose
volt withdrew ull coal lands In Alaska
from public entry, hut previous to that
tlmo thero wero about 0C0 claims filed,
covering about 100,000 aires, nearly
tho whole of the coal llelds. Tho law
attempts to prevent monopoly of such
claims by limiting tho amount of each
claim nnd providing that each claim
ant must take up the laud in his own
interest and for his own use. This law
has been interpreted by tho supreme
court of tho United States to forbid
speculating In coal lauds before entry,
either by dummy entrymen or by pre
vious agreements to consolidate claims
after entry. Of these 900 claims to
Alaska coal lands, among them the so
called Cunningham group, the mujorl
ty are fraudulent. (It Is asserted that
tho Guggenheims nre seeking a monop
oly of tho Alaska coal field".)
l- "As to the urt'on u( :'.n land olllro
on those claims. I a won that the land
olllco ordered the Cunningham claims
to patent without duo investigation
when Commissioner Ballluger knew
thoy wero under susplc;on; that while
in olllco Commissioner Ualllugcr urged
congress to pnss a law which would
validate fraudulent Alaska claims;
that shortly after resigning from of
fice ho became attorney for the Cun
ningham group and other Alaska
' claims; that soon aftor he became sec
retary of the Interior lits office ren
dered a decision which would have
validated all fraudulent Alaska claims.
A reversal of that decision on every
point was obtained from Attorney Gen
How Glavis Wan Dismissed.
"I assert that in the spring of 1909
the land office urged me to nn early
trial of these cases before the Investi
gation was finished nnd when Secre
tary Balllnger, ns the president has
stated, know that tho Cunningham
clajnts were Invalid. When I appealed
to Secretary Ballluger for postpone
ment he referred me to his subordi
nates. The department of agriculture
Intervened. I was superseded In the
charge of the cases, and the man who
superseded mo Indorsed my recom
mendations, nnd the postponement was
granted. Immediately thereafter l
made my report In the Cunningham
cases to President Taft and was dls
nlssed from the service for Insubor
dination. "The president has chosen to treat
my report ns n charge of criminality.
I made no such charge, nor do I make
it now. The president's letter'ls a de
fense of Mr. Balllnger nnd Mr. Den
nett (commissioner of the general land
office) from charges not made In my
report to him. I was not Investigating
either Mr. Balllnger or Mr. Dennett,
but the Alaska coal cases."
(The forthcoming article In Colljer's
Weekly Is expected to reopen tho en
tire I'lnciiot-unuinger dispute over
the disposition of public lauds. One of
the most bitter official controversies
over known in Washington may follow,
nnd the result may be tne retirement
mini office of either Secretary Ballin
ger or O.tfford Ploehot. chief of the
Vcr fm's Boiy Caught by Fisherman,
lii.'hieapoljs. Nov. 9.The body of
l .'tiian, well drfwwl, v8. found' In,
' r:or by r fUliciman.
CORN CROP OF 3J3 BEATEN
Yeld Larger, but Quality 2 Psmts Be
low Last Year's Record.
VntihiiiKt'-n, Nov u. 1h ciop re
porting board of tho department of
agttcMltur. Jn a preliminary report,
gives tho Indicated total production of
corn for 100 a 2,707,310,000 bushels,
against 2,003,081,000 ns finally esti
mated last year, with tho quality as
U.2 per cont, against 86.9 Inst year.
Tho preliminary estimate of tho aver
age yield per aero of corn is 25.4 bush
els, against 20.2 Anally estimated last
year. About 3 per cent, 79,779,000
bushels, of tho crop of 1908 is esti
mated to have been in farmers' hands
on Nov. 1, ngalnst 2.7 per cent, 71,
124,000 bushels, of the 1907 crop In
farmers' hands nt this time last year.
By states tho yield per ocrc, total pro
duction (thousand omitted), and qual
ity for 1908 corn nre ns follows:
South Dakota... .31.7
The avorage weight per measured
bushel of this year's wheat crop Is
58.0 pounds, ngalnst 58.33 pounds last
year, and of oats, 32.7 poundos, ngajnst
29.8 pounds a year ago.
Potatoes show n quality of 88.9 per
cent, against 87.6 n year ago, with a
total yield per acre of 10G.5 bushels,
against 85.7 In 1908, an Indicated to
tal production of 367,473,000 bushels,
against 278,985,000 list year.
EIGHT BURN IN FIRE TRAP
Victims Cooped Up by Bars Across
Windows of Brooklyn Factory.
Now York, Nov. 9. Iron bnrrea
windows prevented tho escnpo from
death by fire of eight workers in Rob
ert Morrison & Sons' comb factory in
Brooklyn and flvo other men probably
were fatally injured In making their
escape from the hujlding.
William Morrison, son of the owner
of the plant, lost his lire In the flames
while trying to rench tho safe and
close Its doors. Ills lather wns
among the injured. Luckily thero
wero only forty employees In tho fac
tory when tho flro started, for the
spread of tho ilamcs wns rapid In tho
Inflammable comb material. Many
men Jumped from tho third floor win
dows and' wore .Injured. Thoso who
rushed to' tho rear found the windows
barred and thero met their doom.
TRIPLE TRAGEDY AT FERRY
Man Kills Woman and Daughter,
Then Shoots Self.
San Francisco, Nov. 9. The ferry
building arcade, crowded with thou
sands of homeward bound suburban
ites, was the scene or a double murder
and suicide, when Ignnte Novlkow, a
Russian laborer, shot and Wiled Mrs.
P, A. Schultz, wife of n wealthy
Sonoma county rancher, and her
Novlkow then llred a bullet through
his own head, nnd died within an hour
without regaining consciousness. No
cuuso for the shooting has been learn
ed. Tho girl was a member of the
MuslclnnR' union of this city.
BIG WASTE OF INFANT LIFE
Federal Experts Declare 200,000 Die
Annually From Preventable Disease.
Washington, Nov. 9. Two hundred
thousand children die mutually front
preventable disease In tho United
States. Such Is the assertion of the
United States census bureau, which
has Just completed a compilation of
vital statistics for 1938. The bureau
refers to this mortality as a waste
more serious than race suicide. Pres
ent day knowledge of sanitary meas
ures, It says, should step in and Btop
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS
Features of the Day's Trading
Chicago, Nov, 9. Continuance of an
enormous movement of wheat in this
country had a weakening effect on
the market here today and resulted' in
final losses of 'jT,c, compared with
Saturday's close. Corn was dragged
down by a bearish government report
and closed nt net losses of 'Kc to A
!J'iC Onts also closed easy, but pro
visions were firm. Closing prices:
Wheat Dec, 1.02Vfc;.Mny, $1.02.1
Corn Dec. 57Tf,S'5Sc; May, 59"
Wic; July, 590.
Oats Dec. asySSc; May, 41g1
ll'i-c; July, 39M.C.
Pork Jan., $20.43; May, $19.87'j.
Lard Jan., $11.55; May, $U.27(j-
Ribs Jan., $10.35; May. $10.2716.
Chicago Cash Prices No. 2 hard
wheat, $1.04MI1.0EV, No- 2 corn, 63
G3Vic; No. 3 oats, 3Sic
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Nov. 8. Cattle Re
ceipts, 5.600; steady to strong; jtaUve
steers, $4.5018.00; cows and heifers,
$3.25ft'5.15; western steers, $3.50
6.25; Blockers and feeders, $3.0005.23;
calves. $3.50(3-7.00; bulls and stags.
$2.754.50. Hogs Receipts, 2,100;
5Wc higher; heavy, $7.757.85; mix
ed. $7.75(07,80; light, $7,657.75; pigs,
$0.307.25; bulk of sales, $7.70'7.80.
Sheep Receelpts, 9,500; 1020c high
er, feeders higher; fed muttons, $4.85
5.40; wethers, $4.0O4.75; ewes,
$3.S5fc 4.40; lambs, $6.25(7.25.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago. Nov. 8. Cattle Recolpts,
23.000: lOfffiloc higher: choice cattle
wore scarow and the best sale wns
$8.50; common light short red steers
sold at $4.50(55.50. Hogs Receipts,
23.000; 5i3'10c higher; the top was
SS.15. with the bulk of the good hogs
at $7.8508.10. Sheep Receipts, 30.
400: ftnn; good to oholce lambs sold
ttf ?7J)07.2 and the hulk o( tho -le,
slrable sWjTwent at '$4.4&4.75. ' '
Two Witnesses Galled for Prosa-
culion Aid Woman,
NO TRACE OF POISON FOUND.
Family Physician Denies Testimony
Attributed to Him Before Magistrate.
No Direct Evidence Implicating De
fendant With the Crime Has Yet
Been Adduced Public Interest in
the Case It Higher Than Ever.
Paris, Nov. 9. With tho opening of
the second week of the trial of Mine.
Marguerite Stclnheil, who 1b accused
of murdering her husband, Adolphe
Stelnhejl, nnd her stepmother, Mine.
Japy, the public interest Jn the re
markable caso Is higher than ever. No
direct evidence Implicating tho pris
oner with tho crime yet has been ad
duced, while the conflicting stories
told by the witnesses and the brave
duel of the accused in her fight ngalnst
the Judge Js turning the sympathy In
her favor. Mmo. Stelnhell professes
to have the' greatest confidence In her
Mine. Antanzlo, wife of one of Stein
hell's models, and Dr. Archary, the
Stelnhell family physlcJan, though
called by the state, both testified tn
favor of the accused, the former In
sisting on the frenzied condition of the
woman on the morning nfter the
crime, and the doctor contradicting in
the most categorical fashion the testi
mony attributed to lUm bofore the ex
Dr. Balthazar, a toxlcologlst, testi
fied that ho found no trace of n nar
cotic in the stomach of cither M.
Stelnhell or Mine. .Japy.
WANT FOUR NATIONAL ROADS
Farmers' Congress Goes on Record
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 9. legislation
to establish four national roads from
tho Atlantic to the Pacific, the
strengthening of tho "oleo" lnw, a law
prohibiting railroads from charging a
full trip mileage rate In excess of tho
rates of tho states through which the
trjp extends, the enactment of n pos
tal bank lnw. Increasing the banking
privilege to stnte agricultural schools
and colleges, nnd the extension of pub
lie works were recommended In reso
lutions nt tho Farmers' National con
gress. The congress also placed' Itself on
record in favor of tho enactment of a
law modernizing the parcels post sys
tem, urged congress to appropriato
money for denatured alcohol distill
eries at selected agricultural experi
ment stations and favored government
nld to public roads.
WARRINER STOLE $634,000
Cincinnati Treasurer of Big Four Re
New York, Nov. 9. The loss to tho
Big Four railroad through the alleged
defnlcntlons of C. I Warrl;ier, Its local
treasurer at Cincinnati, ultimately
will amount to about $500,000, accord
ing to a statement issued In New
York by Albert II. Harris, vice presi
dent of tho Now York Central lines,
Including tho Big Four.
"Tho amount of tho defalcation,"
I sajs tho statement, "has been ascer
tained to be $634,000. Warrlner has
turned over to the company n sum
nmountlng to more than $100,000 and
thero will be received from the Amer
ican Surety company on Its bond, $50,
000, leaving n net amount of the short
age something less than $500,000. The
method which Warrlner adopted was
to cover his defalcations tn the Item
of 'cash In transit.'"
ALTMANS FORCED TO TRIAL
Alleged Bomb Throwers Seek to Have
Chicago, Nov. 9. Counsel for Vin
cent nnd Joseph Altaian, who are ac
cused of throwing a bomb which dam
aged a manufacturing plant here in
1908, sought to have tho case contin
ued on the criminal court call when
tho state's attorney disclosed that a
witness Is expected to testify that he
aided the Altmau brothers In making
Judge Tuthlll ruled that the case
proceed and the work of selecting a
TRIAL OF DR..CLEMINSON
Policeman Testifies Against Physician
Accused of Killing Wife.
Chicago. Nov. 9. The trial of Dr.
Haldene Clcmlnson, who Is charged
with the murder of his wife, Mrs, Nora
J. Clcmlnson, was resumed In the crim
inal court here. Policeman F. E.
Strum, who accompanied Dr. Clemtn
son to a hospital when Mrs. Clemlnson
was discovered, testified that when he
arrived at the Clemlnson homo Dr.
Clemlnson seemed to be laboring un
der n great strain and wns sobbing, al
though there were no tears In his eyes.
Upholds Oleo Law.
Washington, Nov. 9. That the law
requiring dealers In oleomargarine to
mnke returns of their business applies
to corpoiatlons was held by tho su
preme court of the United States In
deciding the ease of the United States
vs. the Union Supply company In fa
vor of the government.
School Strike in Cleveland Ends.
Cleveland, Nov. 9. Tho 500 striking
stjnlents n the West high school re
turned to their class rooms pending
nuftl action b' the board or odupotloaJ
The Leading Dealer in
Groceries and Provisions
Fresh and Cured Meats
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Northwest Corner Box Butte Avenue
and Montana Street
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Best Equipped, Most Up-to Date Exclusive
Meat Market in Western Nebraska
Shop open from 6:30 a. m. to 7 p. m.; Saturday and pay days,
open till 9 p. nt; not open on Sunday during winter
Prompt Attention to Phone Orders
We purchase good dressed beef and pork in the carcass. Call
at our shop before selling
I. W. Herman, Prop.
Miss Rose C. Herman
Casitier and Bookkeeper
Jos. Skala, - Meat Cutter
Jake H. Herman Stock Buyer
Louis Skala ( Sausagemakers
John Herman i and Butchers
Wm. C Herman - Delivery Boy
Residence Phone, 375
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