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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEW&JOURNAL
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NOKKOLK NKUUASKA I-'UIDAY. MAY ( i. ISM"
BETWEEN 160 AND 180 MEN BELIEVED -
LIEVED TO P. " 'DEAD.
AN EXPLOSION OF DID IT
CATASTROPHE OCCURS lar < R SIRe -
FIND A BODY 150 FEET LVN
A Special Train Leaves Birmingham ,
Laden With Surgeons and First Aid
to the Injured Society Members , for
Scene of Disaster.
Birmingham , Ala. , May 5.
An explosion In the mines of
the Pales Coal and Coke com
pany , thirty miles from Bir
mingham , this afternoon at 1
o'clock killed , It Is believed ,
between 150 and 180 men.
The first man found dead
was 150 feet from the entrance
, of the mines. The chief state
Inspector and First Aid to
Injured society members are
flocking to the place ,
A special train Is now leav
ing Birmingham for the scene.
SETTLE WAGES ON N , Y , C ,
Federal Arbitration Board Grants B.
& O. Pay to Trainmen.
New York , May 5. E. E. Clark and
P. II. Morrlssoy , the arbitrators In the
Now York Central wage dispute , to
day awarded the Baltimore and Ohio
rates on the New York Central lines
east of Buffalo , Including the Boston
and Albany , with the exception of
through passenger runs for conductors
between New York and Albany. These
will get a lower rate of pay.
KING EDWARD IS ILL
Suffering From Severe Bronchial At'
tack , Confined to His Room.
London , May 5. King Edward is
suffering from a severe bronchial at
tack. His Majesty has been confined
to his room for two days and today
his condition was such that he was
not able to go to the railway station
to meet Queen Alexandra , who re
turned this afternoon from the con
TO BUILD 2 NEW BATTLESHIPS
Senate Committee on Naval Affairs Ac
cepts Administration Measure.
Washington , May 5. The demand of
the administration for two new battleships -
, ships was granted , the senate commit-
tec of naval affairs having practically
decided today to accept the provision
of the house bill on this subject.
DR. MARY GUTHRIE INDICTED.
Held for Dynamiting Home of Farmer
J. A. Quick.
Newton , la. , May 5. A special grand
jury returned an indictment against
Dr. Mary Ida * Guthrle , charging her
with dynamiting the home of Jesse A.
Quick of Prairie City. April 23. Her
bond was placed at $3,000.
Jesse A. Quick is the father of John
Quick of Norfolk.
UNION MAY ODST TAFT
Because the President Attended a
"Boycotted" Baseball Game.
Cleveland , May 5. A demand for
President Tnft's expulsion from the
steam shovelers" union for attending
n boycotted baseball game will be filed
nt headquarters of tfio organization In
Cincinnati. The charge will be pre
ferred by the Cleveland building trades
union , which initiated the boycott be
cause of the employment of non-union
labor on buildings in Cleveland's new
Peet Bros. ' Plant Destroyed.
Kansas City , May 5. The plant of
Peet Bros. ' Manufacturing company ,
one of the largest soap and glycer
ine works In the southwest , was de
stroyed by flre last night , entailing
a loss estimated at one and a ball
Dallas Improvements Planned.
' Dallas , S. D. , May G. Special tc
The News : Mayor Harry Leggetl
and the city council granted a permll
to tbo Ethlno Gas company of Slous
Falls to put In a city lighting systeir
and preliminary stops are being taker
to macadamize .Mntn street and bulk
an opera house.
AMEND RAILROAD BILL
House Adopts Measure Preventing
Rate Increase Over Water Rates.
Washington , May 5. The house to
day adopted by 100 to 77 an amend
ment to the railroad bill providing
that when a railroad In competition
with water route lowers Its rates , such
rates cannot be Increased without a
showing on the part of the railroad of
now reason for such Increase.
An amendment by Mr. Hardy of
Texas empowering the Interstate com
merce commission to fix railroad rates
was defeated til ! to 88.
SENATOR BOURNE , REPUBLICAN ,
DEFENDS A DEMOCRAT.
SPEAKS FOR MR. CHAMBERLAIN
Answering Criticisms That the Oregon
Primary Law Tends to Destroy Par
ty Lines , Senator Bourne Says It
Works for Purity In Politics.
Washington , May 5. Declaring that
his state of Oregon has evolved "tho
best form of popular government that
exists In the world today , " Senator
Jonathan Bourne , jr. , republican , to
day defended the election by the Oregon
gen state legislature of his democratic
colleague , Senator Chamberlain. He
characterized it as "tho highest kind
of evidence of the efllcacy of the law. "
After , outlining the contest Mr. Bourne
"At the general election in June Sen
ator Chamberlain defeated Mr. Cake ,
notwithstanding the state was over
whelmingly republican , thereby devel
oping from the democratic candidate
into the people's choice for United
States senator. The normal repub
lican majority In Oregon , I think , Is
from 15,000 to 20.000.
"With full recognition of Governor
Chamberlain's ability and fitness for
the office , the fact that for nearly six
years he made the best governor Or
egon over had and considering un
doubtedly he Is the most popular man
in our state , I deem it but Just to the
law and a proper answer to the criti
cism of enemies of the law that It
destroys party lines and integrity , testate
state that In my opinion Senator
Chamberlain received s'tho votes of sev
eral thousand republican enemies of
the law who believed that In electing
Governor Chamberlain , a democrat ,
they would prevent a republican legis
lature from ratifying the people's se
lection , obeying the people's instruc
tions , and electing as United States
senator the Individual , regardless of
party that the people might select for
that olllce. "
A TILT IN THE SENATE
Washington , May 5. The word "in
sulting" was used in a debate in the
1 senate. It was applied by Senator
Heyburn to remarks made concerning
him by Senator Bulkeley. The Idaho
senator was discussing a postoffice
' department bill , when he stated that
in order to insure their reaching their
destination ho was compelled to regls-
I tor all the United States maps sent
out by him.
I Mr. Bulkeley Interpreted this statement -
ment as reflection on the postoffico
' department and In defense said he
' had had a contrary experience. Ho
added that he did not know why there
should be a difficulty between Idaho
and Connecticut. Something about
his manner caused senators to laugh
and the manifestation of mirth provoked -
| voked a protest from Senator Hey-
, burn who declared Mr. Bulkeley's re
marks were "Insulting" and that it
was regrettable that the senate
' should be turned into a "giggling
Responding , Mr. Bulkeley said that
if the Idaho senator's maps were lost
he had a right to complain and con
cerning Mr. Heyburn said :
"His very presence on the floor is
apt to cause a little amusement. " If
this statement was meant to have a
modifying effect it went wide from the
mark. Mr. Heyburn appealed to the
"No senator on this floor is entitled
to mnko a remark so full of Intention
al insult as that spoken by the sen
ator from Connecticut , " he said. "Tho
rules provide protection against such
Mr. Bulkeley was beginning to say
that he had merely undertaken to
defend the postofllce department , but
Mr. Heyburn would not permit him to
proceed. He demanded a ruling on
the question of privilege which ho had
raised. Yielding , the vice president
hold the remark of the Connecticut
senator to bo in disparagement of his
Idaho colleague. Mr. Bulkoley was pro
ceeding to say that if ho had said anything -
, thing that was disturbing to the peace
of mind of the senator from Idaho ho
would withdraw the remark. Even
this did not satisfy Mr. Hoyburn , but
the chair hold it to be sufficient
amends and the incident closed.
Many Hurt In Explosion.
Philadelphia , May 4. More than n
score of workmen were Injured In ar
explosion in the fertilizer works ol
M. L. Shoemaker and company today
Several men were reported killed.
JUDGE WELCH ORDERS CHANGE
IN DATE ON COMPLAINT.
FINDS A PRECEDENT FOR CASE
COURT LIKEWISE OVERRULES
MOTION TO CONTINUE CASE.
HARRINGTON NOT BARRED OUT
Senator Allen Asks That M. F. Har
rington be Barred From the Case ; '
W. L. Staples Is the First Witness
and Begins Testimony.
Nellgh , Neb. , May 5. Special to
The News : Judge Welch granted the .
order to change the date on the complaint - '
plaint against Joe McKay , accusing
him of murdering A. G. Brown at
Brunswick , from "December 7 , 1910 , "
to "December 7. 1009. "
Rice Admits Mistake.
County Attorney Rico admitted on
the stand yesterday afternoon that he
made the critical error. Clerk of the
District Court Rico was also placed
on the stand to testify and identify
certain papers. Senator Allen ser
iously objected to either one of these
witnesses being placed upon the
stand and objected to each and every
question asked , but these were over
ruled by the court.
During the testimony of these men
the jury was not In 'the court room
nor In the vicinity of the court house.
The Trial Goes On.
At 9:30 : this morning Judge Welch
convened court without the presence
of the jury and overruled a motion to
continue the case.
Then Senator Allen moved that At
torney M. F. Harrington of O'Neill be
excluded from the case , alleging that
he had not been appointed. Judge
Welch overruled this motion , declar
ing he had appointed Harrington him
self , and ordered the case to proceed.
The jury was brought in and at 10
o'clock the state began introducing
' A Similar Wrong Date.
The state cited a case similar to
this in which a clerical error in the
date on the complaint had been made.
The late Justice Brewer of Kansas
had ordered the date corrected and
the trial to proceed.
W. L. Staples began testifying at
10 o'clock this morning. He was the
surveyor who surveyed the premises
of the late A. G. Brown , who was
found murdered In his home at Bruns
wick last December.
THE HOOKER COUNTY TRIAL.
Court Has Not Yet Ruled on Mclntyre
Appeal for More Time.
Mullen , Neb. , May 5. The Hooker
county district court convened with
Judge Hanna presiding. At this time
t is not known whether or not the
Mclntyre murder case will be heard
it this term. The defendant has ap
pealed for time In which further to
[ H-epnre for trial , and the court has
: iot yet ruled on the application.
C. W. Rector , who is considered an
important witness in this case and
who had gone to Tenino , Wash. , on a
visit to a sister residing there , was
brought here Sunday morning and Is
being held bySheriff Cloyd without
bail to testify In the case. It is ex-
, > ected that Rector will corroborate the
nllldavit of Frank Cleavenger , charg-
ng the crime to Harry G. Mclntyre.
Reports purporting to have been dis
patches from hero telling of a high
: enslon in public feeling , cannot be
lonfirmed. Law and order. In the
strictest sense of the term , have prevailed -
vailed throughout the entire investiga
tion of the case.
MORE WHUE SLAVE ARRESTS
One Man Confesses and Tells Where
Girls are Kept for Sale.
New York , May 5. Additional ar
rests were expected today in the
'white slave" crusade as the result
of statements made to District Attor
ney Whitman last night , by Harry
Lovonson , the self-confessed white
Levenson's sensational account of
"stockades where girls were kept
ready for delivery , " Is believed to
have been accompanied by revelations
of other secrets of the traffic and of
names on which the prosecuting of
flclals may work to round up addl
tional trafflkers in women for Im
Lovenson , who has pleaded guilty
to one charge , was arrested with
Belle Moore , a mulatto , and Alexan
der Anderson , charged with being
dealers in young white women. The
ararignment of Belle Moore and An
derson was set for today.
Whitman's investigators Include
two college bred women who were
active in getting evidence against the
slavers and who arranged for the
purchase which the Whitman agents
have testified to having made. The >
are ready , It Is said , to testify at the
Harry Lovlnson. under indlctmen
as a "white slaver , " told the dlstrlc
attorney that there are at least throe
"stockades" In Now York. In each of
which from five to ten young girls are
kept ready night and day for Instant
delivery wherever they may be want
ed. Little effort , said Lovlnson , Is
made to recruit women of the south.
The stockades are filled mostly by
young girls who are unhappy at home
or who live narrow lives on their own
earnings and long for leisure , good
clothes , gaiety and freedom from re
straint. Well dressed women make
It a business to single out such cases
and follow with an Invitation to din
Then they describe the pleasure of
alternative proposals. The girls de
livered to the stockade , It then be
comes the business of the proprietor
to place his merchandise. In this end
of the trafllc , Lovlnson said ho was a
specialist. Ills business was to find n
house where the girl was wanted. The
house paid the stockade keeper a lump
sum and allowed Lovlnson a 10 per
cent royalty on the girl's earnings.
Lovinson said he began as a sales
man of women's raincoats. It hap
pened that most of his customers were
Inmates of disreputable houses and
finally ho stopped selling clothes to
take up trading In the humanit } .
There was no fuither word of the little
Hastings girl , 11 years old , who Is
missing and who it is feared may have
L R , SPEAKS
OF WORLD PEACE
KING AND QUEEN OF NORWAY
AMONG HIS AUDIENCE.
ADDRESS CORDIALLY RECEIVED
The Nobility and the Distinguished
Persons of Norway Attend the Ad
dress Delivered by Former Presi
dent on "International Peace. "
Christlanla , May 5. Former Prcsl-
lent Roosevelt discussed the subject
of "international peace" before the
Nobel prize committee , most of them
royal and personages distinguished
n the political , educational , commer
cial and social life of Norway.
It was the Nobel prize committee ,
he members of which are elected by
he Norwegian storthing , that in 1906
conferred on the then president of the
United States its medal and money
award in recognition of his services
n bringing to a conclusion the Russo-
Japanese war. The occasion was the
'eature of Mr. Roosevelt's visit to
N'orway and one of the most notable
of his European tour.
Copies of the address had been
llstrlbuted In advance among the
> ress and this afternoon and tomor-
ow morning the views of the former
> resident will be published in every
country of Europe.
Mr.'Roosevelt's discourse was made
vith something of the solemnity of a
ellglous service In the largest aucll-
orlum of Chrlstinnia , the national
heater , and in the presence of King
Haakon , Queen Maud and members of
the cabinet and parliament and of
uindreds of most progressive and It.-
lucntlal personalities in the kingdom.
The address was received cordially
and at Its conclusion John Lund , vice
iresldent of the Nobel prize commit-
ee , paid a tribute to the speaker
and to the country 'from which he
DAKOTA PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
Bills for Rapid City and Huron are
Washington , May 5. Special to The
< ews : Senator Gamble laid before
he senate a protest from the South
) akota Dairymen and Buttermakers"
association protesting against any
change in the existing law Insofar as
concerns the tax on oleomargarine.
Senator Gamble gained consent to
mve this protest printed in the Con
Senator Gamble's bill providing an
appropriation of $100,000 for the erec
tion of a public building at Rapid City
S. D. , was favorably reported.
Senator Crawford's bill providing
that the limit of cost for the new pub
ic building at Huron , S. D. , be in
creased to $100,000 was also favorably
Street Car Strike Ends.
Columbus , O. , May , " > . At 1:40 : a. m.
: oday the striking employes of the Columbus -
lumbus railway and light company voted
ed to accept an agreement for peace
proposed by Mayor Marshall , under
which the four discharged unionists ,
about whose reinstatement the dllll
culty has centered , are to bo given
the option of returning to the employ
of the company at wages equivalent to
their former pay , but not to receive
their old runs or accepting employ
ment under the city administration.
Ample car service was resumed this
Iowa Miners Get Raise.
Des Molnes , May 5. The Iowa joint
scale committee of the mine workers
and operators agreed upon an advance
of 10 cents per ton on all coal fur
nlshed the mlno workers under the
new scale. This was accompanlei
with the statement by the operators
that when the mines resume opera
tlons , a minimum Increase of 10 cents
per ton will be asked of all consum
ers , including the railway companies
DEFENSE SAYS HE WAS VERY
FEEBLE FOR MONTHS.
AND EXPECTED DEATH ANY TIME"
The Defense Begins Its Testimony in
the Swope Case and Tries to Show
That Colonel Swope Had Been In
Poor Health for Some Time. I
Kansas City , May 5. That Colonel
Swopo was In 111 health for months ,
> rlor to his death and that natural i
auses might have been responsible
or the convulsions of Thomas II. ,
Chrisman and Margaret Swope , the
lofenso in the Hyde trial attempted
o prove In opening Its case today.
Sylvester Spangler testified Colonel
Swope was very feeble for u year be-
'ore ho died and fainted several times.
The millionaire , said Mr. Spangler , told
ilm the day before his death that he
night die at any time.
From Dr. FrohUng the defense ellc-
ted the Information that either urcaiu-
e poisoning , typhoid fever or menin
gitis would result In the symptoms
shown by the three Swopes when In
convulsions. On cross-examination the
ihysician admitted the attacks also
resembled cases of strychnine poison-
ng. The witness was in the hands of
he state when adjournment was tak
en at noon.
Says Colonel Swope Drank.
In an effort to prove Colonel Swope's
ihysical condition was poor , S. W.
Spangler , for several years business
igent for the millionaire , was called to
ipcn the defense's case. Mr. Spanglor
said Mr. Swope drank heavily until
eleven months before his death. When
Colonel Swope gave up drinking , tes
tified the witness , ho became very
veak , sometimes suffering from faint-
ng spells and lying down each after-
10011. The millionaire was a user of
mtent medicines and remedies con-
ainlng strychnine , said Spangler.
"I may be here a.day , or a week , but
can't last long. I'm liable to die at
my minute , " Mr. Spangler said Col
onel Swope told him the day before
Kansas City , May 5. The Hyde mur-
lor trial entered upon the last lap to-
lay when the defense began Its pres
entation of witnesses. Between flf-
een and twenty persons will testify In
jehalf of Dr. Hyde , it is said , and Indi
cations are that the case will be in
be jury's hands within a week.
Mrs. Logan O. Swope was the last
witness for the prosecution yesterday.
ler testlmonywas a plain narrative of
he Illness and death In her residence.
She made a calm and straightforward
witness. The defense questioned her
"I am well satisfied with the trial
thus far , " said Dr. Hyde before court
oday. "I think I shall be acquitted. "
FOR KIDNAPING INCUBATOR BABE
rlve Persons Put on Trial in a Kansas
Court for Crime.
Holton , Kan. , May 5. Five persons
vere brought to trial in county court
charged with complicity In the sensa-
ional kidnaping at Topeka in August
ast of Marian Bleakley , the "incubat
or baby" of world's fair fame.
The defendants arc Mrs. Stella Bar
clay of Buffalo , N. Y. , who once adopt
ed the child and who Is alleged to have
> lanned the kidnaping ; Josef N. Gen-
ry , a Kansas City detective ; Frank II.
Tlllotson , in whose employ Gentry
was ; Robert Randolph , who Is said to
lave driven the motor car in making
the escape with the child , and David
Gregg of Topeka , alleged accomplices.
Marian Bleakley was recovered in
vansas City and after a sensational
mttle in the court was turned over to
CELEBRATION FOR LAMRO.
July A , 5 and 6 Will Be Given Over to
Lamro , S. D. , May 5. Special to The
s'ews : At a mass meeting of the citi
zens of Lamro it was decided to hold
a three days' celebration , July 1 , 5 and
G. It is the intention to make it a
purely western celebration and one of
: he biggest ever held In this part of
the northwest. Roping and branding
cattle , bronco busting and other west
ern sports will he the main features ,
with a brass band , baseball and all the
Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indians that
twenty head of fine beef can Induce to
come. From the sentiment of the citi
zens as expressed In the meeting ,
about $2,500 will be raised to defray
the expenses and pay the prizes of
the three days.
Census Figures Not Yet Out.
Washington , May 5. In denial of a
number of published stories giving
what purported to be estimates of the
populations of some of the cities of
the United States as shown by the
new census. C. Dana Durand , direc
tor of the census , declared emphati
cally that "no official announcement
of the population of any city or state
In the United States or of the United
States as a whole will bo made for
Homo time to come , " and further that
"the fact that these returns from the
enumerators have not been received
emphasizes the impossibility of an )
official statement or even estimate be
Ing given at this time. "
CONDITION OF THt WtATHtR
Temperature ( or Tw nty-four Hsuri.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Maximum . . , till
I Chicago , May 5. The bulk-tin Is-
'sued ' by the Chicago station of thu
1 United States weather bureau gives
tlio forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Showers tonight and Friday ; warm
er tonight ; colder \\ost portion Fri
A COUNTY CLERK
OUT OF OFFICE
GEORGE POELL OF GRAND IS
LAND TENDERS RESIGNATION.
HE WAS TAKING EXCESS FEES
Having Raised Receipts of Employes
In His Office , an Investigation Forc
ed a Nebraska County Clerk to Re
sign Returns $500 of the Money ,
Grand Island , May 5. Late yester
day afternoon George Poell , county
clerk , handed In his resignation. Mr.
[ Poell was declared to have raised cor-
I tain receipts of employes In his of
fice and thus to have retained fees
unrightfully. The day after the In
vestigation began Poell turned over
$500 of excess fees that had been re
tained by him for several years.
The resignation came as the result
of a conference with Supervisor Slev-
ers , Poell's attorney and W. II.
Thompson. The majority members
of the board , who are democrats , In
dicated plainly that had the resigna
tion not been offered It would have
been insisted upon. Poell is also a
Richard Buenz , who was a candi
date for the democratic nomination
at the last primary , was chosen by
the majority members as the successor
ser , lie will take charge of the of
fice as soon as he can qualify. In
his resignation Mr. Pocil claims he
has turned in every dollar rightfully
belonging to the county and asks for
the Investigation of the res.t of his
term of his office. It is said In Poell's
behalf that he raised the receipts to
cover up the shortcomings of some
one else in his office.
As evidence that there was nothing
political In the ordering of the in
vestigation it Is cited that while this
was done on the motion ot a republi
can member , the members of the mi
nority acquiesced in the appointment
of the democratic successor.
A MIX-UP IN CHINA.
Race Riots Place Government In Em
Changhsha , China , May 5. The re
cent rioting in this province has now
placed the Chinese government In an
embarrassing position , regarding the
Hankow-Canton railway loan.
Evidence accumulated that the dis
turbance was deliberately planned by
influential positions as a warning to
the central authorities not to meddle
In the affairs of Hunan province and
to make plain the determined opin
ion of Hunanltes to foreign competi
tion in railway construction.
Millions of Chinese are imbued with
the Idea that the government is yield
ing to foreign influence whl"h is seek
ing political control in China. Poking
realizes the situation , and , while de
siring to proceed with the railway
agreement , understands that hasty ac
tion by the government might be fol
lowed by the most serious circum
stances. A protracted delay appears
Meantime the central authorities are
making efforts to placate the Hunan
ltes and have ordered the new govern
or to deal lienlently with the race
rioters and also with the revolutionists
who recently attempted the bomb out
rage against the crown. Would-be as
sassins have not been put to death ,
but have been sentenced to life im
STILL TALKING FARM.
i Labor and Farmers May Unite to Cut
Out the Middleman.
St. Louis , May 5. Officers of the
American Federation of Labor and of
the different farmers' organizations In
convention here continued today to
I discuss a plan of co-operation. A new
organization to be called the National
Farmers Scientific Co-operative so
ciety probably will be the result of
The now organization will have for
Its objects the doing away with the
middlemen , which Includes the specu
lation on farm products.
Toilnyis program of the farmers'
, rally was devoted largely to grain
men. Representatives from grain and
produce exchanges of the large cities
attended the meetings.
Twenty speakers are on today's pro
Twelve Hours a Day , Every Day.
Washington , May 5. The report of
the bureau of labor on the conditions
at the Bethlehem steel works , of South
Bethlehem , which was submitted to
the senate , says that 2,322 men work
twelve hours a day for seven days a
week , a large percentage of these la
borers earning only 12 < _ > cents an hour.
ANSWERS 'EM '
SAYS GLAVIS' LETTER IS UNFAIR
TAFT ON PINCHOT'S WEAKNESS
Secretary Onlllnger Quotes a Letter
from the President , Written Last
Fall , Saying Plnchot Suspected People
ple Who Differed In Opinion.
Washington , May 5. "It was not a
fair or truthful statement , " exclaimed
Secretary Balllngor during the Hal-
Ilnger-Plnehot Investigation today re
ferring to u sentence In former Surra-
tary Garfleld's letter to the president
last November which read :
"lie ( Itnllinger ) directed the recla
mation service to prepare lists for re
storing the withdrawn lands , hut to
do so slowly In order not to attract
public attention. "
Roosevelt Acted Illegally.
Mr. Ballinger said that while he had
no desire to reflect on the previous
administration which had withdrawn
the lands unlawfully , he believed
ho hud Issued no such order and that
all the lands actually had been re
stored within a period of three weeks.
Another statement In the same let
ter was disputed by Mr. Halllngcr.
Near the end of his letter Mr. Garfleld
said the plan of the reclamation ser
vice for the Issuance of co-openitlvo
certificates had been approved by the
senate committee on Irrigation. Mr.
Ilalllngor road an affidavit from the
secretary of the committee to the ef
fect that he haid failed to llnd any
such approval In the records of the
committee for the past sen en years.
As the reason for his having re-
withdrawn power sites ho had pre
viously restored , Mr. Ballinger said
he feared they might he taken up
pending action by congress giving the
president the power to withdraw them ,
lie admitted that he had no more le
gal authority for his action than had
Taft Criticised Plnchot.
At the afternoon session of the In
vestigating committee Mr. Balllngor
said that since PInehot's dismissal
there has been a reversal of the pol
icy ot the forestry bureau which held
full sway when Plnchot was In charge.
Secretary Ballinger read to the com-
mlttee a letter received from the pres
ident last September In which Mr.
Taft said "the weakness of Plnchot
lay In his inability to credit high and
honorable motives to those who differ
with him as to his method of doing
GUPIO BUSY AT DALLAS
Three Young Men of That Place Take
Brides This Week.
Dallas S. D. . ' . .
, , May --Special to
The News : Three prominent young
men of Dallas have joined the ranks
of the benedicts.
William Sumber , proprietor of n
pool hall , brouglrt bac-k a bride from
Pierce , Neb. , formerly Miss Kate
Lee McNeoly , postmaster of Me-
Neely , a claimholder and candidate
for state commltteeman on the re
publican ticket , was married to Miss
Marlon Kent Hurd at Dubuque yester
day. The bride s a member of a
prominent family at Dubiique The
groom was formerly private secretary
to Senator Allison of Iowa.
Robert H. Molitor , a prominent
young lawyer here , left for Grand
Junction , Colo. , whereho will wed
Miss Anna Griffin. The bride owns
a claim near Winner.
DANCE AT 56TH BIRTHDAY
Rosebud Woman's Party Lasts All
Night At Dlxon , S. D
Dixon , S. D. , May . " . Spc > < lal to The
News : A dance was iu\on at Dlxon ,
S. D. , at the homo of Mi. and Mrs.
Henry ICborllng on act omit of Mrs Kb-
orllng's fifty-sixth birthday. The dance
lasted till morning.
Illinois Suffragists Active.
Chicago , May 3. By unanimous
vote here the state hoard of the Illi
nois equal suffrage association adopt
ed the .suggestion of Mrs Catharine
Waugh McCulloch to tour the state
In automobiles In the Interest of the
sufferago cause. The flist party of
women will depart from Chicago Into
this month. Meantime a poster cam
paign advertising will bi > carried on
and , it Is contemplated to hi-nd auto
mobile paitles Into every hamlet , vil
lage , town and city in the state be
fore election time.
Grading Outfit Reaches Dallas.
Dallas , S. I ) . , May 5. Special to The
News : Paterman & Lamro , contrac
tors for the North western railroad extension -
tension from Dallas to Carter , ar
rived and the grading outfits arc ex
pected today. Work begins at onco.
Report a Fatal Wreck.
Chllllcothe , O. , May 5 Several
persons are reported to have been
killed In a head-on colllson between
two Baltimore and Ohio freight trains
near Grnfton , W. Va.
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