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VOL. XXXtX-NO. 172.
JANUARY 29, 1910-SLXTEEN PAGES.
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WATERS OF SEINE
CONTINUE TO RISE
Conditions in Flood-Stricken Capital
of Franc Are Slowly Grow
RAIN ADDS THRILL OF HORROR
Sharp Drop in Temperature .Causes
BUSINESS NEARLY SUSPENDED
Food Becomes Scarce as Paralysis of
HEART OF CITY IS IN DANGER
Half of the Brldsies Across River
Are Closed and I ndrr(roial
Waters Are Making the ' i
FA RtS, Jan. 2S. The boiling waters of
the Seine were still rising at noon today
t the rata 'of an Inch srwl r. quarter an
hour. There In a steady downpour of rain
and the temperature la falling;. Every
where ,the sltunlloii Is appreciably worse
An unfortunate shift of the wind from
north to southwest accompanied by a
falling baroinetev and heavy rln added a
new thrill of horror to the stricken city
and country this forenoon. During the
night the condition In this city and nearby
towns grrw more serious.
The devastation has now penetrated the
very heart of Parts, the gorging rivers and
sewer underneath literally blowing, up
the streets while the area of the surface
overflowed by the waters of the Seine had
been doubled today. Twelve of the twenty
five bridges over the river have been closed
and the quays on cither aide from one end
of the cRy to the other are either inun
dated or, have been roped off as unsafe.
The Rsplanndo des Invalldes is a sheet
ot watsr. The turbid flood has crept
back almost to the Jard!n du Luxenbourg
on Its left bank and Invaded the Place de
la Concord, which was closed and guarded
by soldiers and the lower Champa Elysee
on the right bank. The Palais de Glace
and other pleasure resorts and restaurants
are surrounded, even the Place de la
Opera, In the core of the city, threatening
to alnk to the subway beneath. Cellars
throughout the district from that point to
the 8t Laxare station, comprising the
Faubourg Montmartre and the Rue Berger
and the richest sections In the rue de
Provence, the rue Prouot and the rue
ChateaAidon. are filled to the atreet level
with water from the overflowed subter
From the rue de la Qrange-Batellere only
one street, the rue do la Koquete, is open
Into the submerged eleventh arrondlsae
mont, necessitating a three-mile detour to
reach the eleventh from the ninth axron
Havoc Bad as War.
The palace of the Legion of Honor has
been evacuated. The situation In the neigh-
borhood of the French Institute haa be
Today's papers are filled with pagea of
pitiful and terrifying details. War would
hardly play auch havoc. The City of Light
"has become a city of slime, filled with
muddy waters. Business la almost at a
standstill and the hotel are crowded with
peraona who have fled from Inundated
homes. The prices of necessaries are ad
vancing by leaps and bounds aa the pa
ralysis of transportation facilities entering
the city extends.
The last means of Insuring suburban
trafflo was Interrupted for a time today
when the tracks of ' the Belt Line were
engulfed at the Rue De Courcellea.
The roada leading- to the city were filled
this morning with pedestrians coming to
their work and .-long processions of refu
gees bent beneath the weight of 4cka con
taining the tef of their belongings that
they had been able to aave. Practically all
of them are without funds.
Many Disasters Daring the Day.
Disaster fallowed disaster during the
day. A gaphig chasm opened In the lower
Champs Elysee engulfing a cart and two
men. One of the men was rescued, but
the other with the horse waa awept away.
Toward noon the water gushed out of the
Tullleriea entrance to the Metropolitan sub
way, flooding the aquare In front of the
Comedle . Francaise. An attempt to keep
the water down In the section of the sub
way at thla place was made by using
pumps . through holes bored at distant
points, but with little success.
Within the city there Is praotically no
means of transportation, except cabs and
taxi-automobiles, the owners of which
charge fabulous prices. The steam tram
Ways, which were the only surface lines
remaining after the electric cars failed,
ere unable to move today aa the water
i entered the fire boxes.
Communication by omnibus and auto
buses between the two sldea of the river
haa been suspended, owing to the unsafe
condition of the bridges.
At the Place jsreiie the main drain
exploded, flooding the subway and the
workmen Insldj narrowly escaped. An
other main bnko, emptying Its contents
Into the basement of the principal market
and destroying the entire reserve stock of
The place Du Palais-Bourbon, where the
deputies are now sitting. Is nearly Isolated.
While a corporal and two soldiers In a row
boat were trying to deliver the ordera of
their commander the boat waa swept into
the Seine and the corporal fell overboard.
The two soldiers sprang into the seething
waters to save their comrade and after an
exciting effort the corporal and one soldier
were rescued with ropes thrown by sailors
on shore; The other soldier was drowned.
. Improvised Dykes Break.
The Improvised dykes along the quaya
have broken and the chief efforts ate now
directed to keeping the bridges free of
en accumulation of drift wood. Men with
rorxn fastened about their bodies are low
ered over the sides of the bridges into the
frveilng water to further this work.
The fear that pestilence will stalk in the
wake of the flood is great and arrange
ments are being perfected to Insure the
disinfection and cleaning of the city as
oon as the water subsides.
A touching evidence of conditions above
the city came today In the ahape of an
urgent appeal from Tharenton for food and
fresh clothing for 5.000 babies rescued at
Alfortvlila a-M Ivry and who have been
vlthout proper clothing for four days.
V Water la Italy Recedla.
HOME, Jan. Splendid weather re
lumed today. The floods throughout Italy
Old, but Will
Join Elks' Lodge
Joseph Tuffree of Marshalltown Will
Pass Century Mark Next Month
Still in Business.
MARSHALLTOWN, la Jan. M. (Spe
cial.) Joseph Tuffrea, a real estate dealer
of this city, will be 100 years of age on
February 10 of this year. On that date
Mr Tuffree will have the distinction of
being not only the oldest resident of the
county, but he will have the double dis
tinction of being the oldest man actively
encaged In business In the state, or for
that matter. In the entire northwest.
Added to theso honors. Mr. Tuffree, will.
soon after his hundredth anniversary, be
rrrr.e an Elk by Joining Marshall lodge
No. 312 of this city. His initiation Into
mimbershln Is tn be one of the features
of the dedication of fbe new $10,000 Elks'
building, which is now rapldlv nearlng
completion. When Mr. Tuffree becomes an
Elk he will represent the third generation
In his family who are members of the
fraternity, and he will be not only the old
est man ever taken Into the lodge, but he
will be the oldest living Elk.
Mr. Tuffree Is not passively engaged In
business, but he Is actively, and for one
of his years very actively busied with It
11) spends seven hours of each day at his
office, where he Is asslMed by his daugh
ter. For thirty-one years he has handled
local real estate, and. to all appearances he
Is apparently no older now than he was
ton years ago. An evidence of his activity
In a bus'ness way may be gleaned from
the fact that during the last three terms of
the district court he has prosecuted cases
against persona from whom he sought to
collect commissions. In each trial he
assisted his attorney In conducting the
Mr. Tuffree is a native of Newcastle
county. Delaware, where he was born on
February 10, 1810. He hns seven living
children, eighteen grandchildren and nine
great grandchildren. He haa been engaged
In business In this city for thirty-one years.
Artist Christy i
is Given Child
Court Refuses to Give Custody of
Daughter to Wife on Ha
ZANESVILLE, O.. Jan. . 28. Probate
Judge H. C. Smith handed down his de
cision this afternoon In the famous Christy
case. In which Mrs. Howard Chandler
Christy sought, by habeas corpus proceed
ings, to secure the custody of their daugh
ter, Natilla. The court awarded the child
to the father.
Mrs. Christy did not appear In court. In
deciding the case. Judge, Smith stated that
at "no time must the child. be removed from
the Christy home at Duncan Falls perma
nently,' nor must she be deprived perma
nently of the personal attention and care
of Miss Rose Christy, slBter of the artist,
without the permission of the court.
In considering Mrs. Christy's rights In
the matter, the court said:
"But It must not be forgotten that Mae
belle Thompson Christy Is Nateilie's
mother, and she must at all reasonable
times, conducting herself properly, be per
mitted to visit and talk with her child.
Detective Does Secret Work and
Wholesale Arrests Follow Under
Eight O'clock Law.
CRAWFORD, Neb., Jan. 28.-Speclal
Telegram ) Mayor P. G. Cooper, together
with the Inmates of several sporting houses,
the city councllmen and three saloonkeep
ers, were arrested today, charged with
breaking the 8 o'clock and Sunday closing
laws. The charges are very serious and
If conviction is secured some of the men
Involved may suffer severe penalties.
The arrests came about through the work
of a detective, who posed as a horse trader.
He trapped the prisoners by going with the
mayor and others Into saloons and getting
drinks on Sunday and after 8 o'clock at
night. Keenest Interest is manifested by
the cltisens and all signs point to a town
HOLMAN GETS NEW PLACE
Ex-Partner of Senator Gamble Mad
Assistant United States Dis
TANKTON, 8. D., Jan. 28,-Speclal Tele
gram.) Official announcement Is made here
that John Holman, who waa a partner of
Senator R. J. Gamble in a legal firm for
a number of years, ' has been .notified of
his appointment from Washington to the
position of assistant United Statea district
attorney. Thla will necessarily cause his
removal to Sioux Falls.
Murderer Patrick Disbarred. '
NEW YORK, Jan. 2S. Albert T. Patrick,
who has bees) a prisoner for nearly ten
years and who is now serving a life sen
tence in Sing Sing prison for the murder
of William Marsh Rice, was today for
mally disbarred aa a practicing lawyer by
the appellate division of the supreme oourt.
Taking advantage of his position as a
member of the bkr Patrick has been been
able to fight hla case for years.
Fall of 25 Feet on Head
Gives Him the Headache
John Rufus Alexander, colored, pitched
twenty-ftve feet from the slender firs
escape at the new Bee building annex into
a box of mortar, striking squarely on hla
brad. licked vp by workmen for dead, he
surprised lils friends by .walking to the
street car ten minutes later and going to
hla home at 0t Parker atreet. unaided.
AleianoW they call hJm Aleck for abort
waa atandlng at the top of the fire escape
with hla feet braced against either side. It
was his duty to operate a small rope der
rick, by which he hoisted a bucket of mor
tar to the man higher up.
"Heist er up, Aleck." called the man
Aleck give one tug, but he overestimated
President Decides Charges Against
Pacifio Railroad Corporations
Will Not Be Dismissed. '
ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORTS
Government Has Good Case Against
Merged Western Lines.
PRESENT STATUS OF SUIT
Defendants Must Sulmit Evidence at
Salt Lake City in April.
Case Will Then Go to Jlorel Trlbanal
of Four .lodges Created by
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. The president
has determined to press to a conclusion
the pending suit against the Union Pa
cific and Southern Pacific Railway com
panies looking to a dissolution of the
imarger and today conciuaea 10 aeny mo
application of Mr. Lovett, Mr. Harrlman'a
successor, for dismissal of the suit.
Soon after Judgo Lovett, with a number
of Influential railroad people, appealed to
the prealdent to quash the proceedings
before Judge Vandeventer'a court tn Salt
Lake City, Mr. Taft, following the course
that had been adopted In the case of the
famous New York, New Haven & Hart
ford Railroad company, when a similar
appeal was made, referred the matter to
the attorney general for examination and
In the New England case It waa found
that owing to the- action taken by tho
state of Massachusetts and the Insignifi
cance of the government's tntereata. It
would be best to abandon the prosecution
of the railroad and thla waa done.
But ' Attorney General Wlck9rsham
reached a very different conclusion in
this Pacific railroad merger case and
today he handed to President Taft a vol
uminous report, the conclusion of which
Justified the president In the announce
ment that there was a good case against
the railroads, following the decision In
the Northern Securities litigation. There
fore the proceedings at Salt Lake City
will be -pressed.
The status of the case at present Is
this: The government has put In Its tes
timony. The defense must begin in April
and the usual evidence In rebuttal must
be submitted thereafter. Then the case
will go to that novel tribunal of four
Judges provided for by the anti-trust act,
known as the expediting court, and doubt
less In the end It will come before the
supreme court of the United Statea,
Hosts Debates Proposition to Have
Committee on Badset.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. Suggesting the
cieaUon of a committee on budget to deter
mine at the beginning of each session of
congress the limit of appropriations by
each committee of tho house In view of the
prospective revenues of the government,
Representative Douglaa of Ohio today In
sisted that only by such a method could
expenditures for preparations for war be
kept down In the Interest of1 larger allow
ances for the advancement of agriculture.
In appropriating 71 per cent from the
revenues for warlike purposes and -only 1
per cent for agriculture, Mr. Douglas de
clared congress was not acting for the in
terests of the people.
Chairman Tawney of the committee on
appropriations expressed sympathy with the
purpose sought, which he said would be
accomplished If all appropriation bills were
considered by a single committee.
General debate on the agricultural bill
was concluded. On a point of order the
house eliminated a provision authorising
the secretary of agriculture to purchase and
destroy animals suffering from pleuro
The senate spent more than two hours
In a fruitless academic discussion of the
tariff with especial consideration of Its
effect on the present high prlcea of food
products. The debate waa precipitated by
a set speech by Senator Lodge, contending
that the rates of duty have no effect on
food prices. Senator Bacon responded,
taking the opposite view. The controversy
was participated In by Senators Ualllngcr,
Smith (Mich.), Bailey, Warren, Carter and
Senator Galllnger indicated opposition to
the speedy disposal of the postal savings
bank bill and Senator Bailey announced
he would oppose It every time it came up.
The Gore resolution, providing for an in
quiry Into the coat of the transportation of
second-class mall matter, waa referred to
the committee on postofftces and post
The house adjourned at 4:36 until to
morrow and the senate at 4:10 p. m. until
HEARINGS ON COMMERCE! BILL
Senate Committee Will Take
Meaaare Providing! for Conrt.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28. It waa decided
today by the senate committee on Inter- I
state commerce commission that limited
hearings shall be given on the adminis
tration bill providing for the creation ot
a court of the commerce and on the bill
by Senator Oummina. which parallels tha
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the weight of the bucket. He lost his bal
ance and, turning a couple of somersaults,
made a pretty diva Into the mortar box.
Special Policeman W. B. Robblna and
two laborers toted Aleck Into the building.
They mopped the mortar and Band from
hla head and bathed his face In oold wator.
"He'a dead," they whispered.
Ten minutes later Alexander came to.
He put hia hand to the back of his head
whtre there waa a bulging swelling.
"Are you hurt. Aleck?" they asked.
"Well, I did bump my bald," he said,
"but guess that's all."
A friend assisted the Injured man to Six
teenth street, where he boarded a ear for
home. He won't be on tha Job for a few
days, but aside from a bad Jolting and a
headache, he's all right
i Jam x m I Sli t
From the Kansas City Star.
DAN STEPHENS AFTER PLACE
Fremonter Credited with Ambition to
Wear Senatorial Toga.
HITCHCOCK IS IN VEEY BAD
Loses Caste with Democrats In Cap
ital Since Investigation He
Started Omaha Indiana
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 88. (Special Tele
gram.) Dan B. Stephens of Fremont Is
seriously considering' entering the race for
United Statea senator aa successor. to Sena
tor Burkett. It la said on good authority
that he will file for a place on the pri
mary ballot In good time. Mr. Stephens
haa been for the last six years chairman
of the democratic congressional committee
for the Third district, now represented In
congress by James P. Latta, and haa got
together an. extremely efectlv -organlM
tion. Should Stephens decide -'to " file
against .Hitchcock and Thompson a right
merry war would result,, for Mr. Hitch
cock does not seem to be as strong, cer
tainly not as strong In Washington, as
before hla charges agatnat the conduct
of the office of the secretary of the In
terior, In which the gentleman from Omaha
seems to have considerably the worst of
It. At least, that is what a number of
democrats believe here.
Representatives Burke and Martin of
South Dakota are hurrying home to be
present at the stalwart conference, which
meeta tn Huron February 1. Lately both
Messrs. Burke and Martin have been al
most dally' callers at the White House
and from their manner, more than from
what they say, It Is believed they are
going to Huron for the purpose of trying
to settle the differences between the stal
wart and Insurgent wings of the party In
that state. President Taft da Insisting
upon republicans getting together for tho
purpose of enacting into law the pre-election
Hnron MeetlnsT Watched.
Congressmen Burke and Martin fully
realize the danger there Is to the party In
a continuance of the flgh't, even though
some of the radicals among the stalwarts
Insist that tha bitter fight of two years
ago in . the primaries should be repeated.
The conservatives among the stalwart fac
tion, it is said, have no such desire, but
want the campaign decently and amicably
conducted. The outcome : of the Huron
meeting will be watched with great Inter
est, particularly by Senators Gamble and
Crawford, who are hoping that peace may
once more pech upon the banners of the
South Dakota republicans.
At the close of an Important hearing In
the committee room of Senator Brown this
morning, at which a bill providing for the
establishment of a patent court of appeals
was thoroughly ' discussed, 8enator Brown
assurred the representatives of various bar
associations present that the bill will be
reported out of the committee fo the senate
In a short time. .
Omaha Indians Protest.
A delegation of Omaha Indians, consist
ing of Hiram Chase. Dr. Susan La Flesche
Picotte. Simeon Hnllowell and Daniel Web
ster, was presented to Commissioner Val
entine and Assistant Commissioner Ab
bott of the Indian office today by Senator
Burkett, who will -also make arrangement
Tor their presentation to President Taft
and Secretary of the Interior BalUnger.
At a council of Omaha Indians held re
cently It was thought the part of wisdom
on the part of the Omahas to protest
against the consolidation of the Omaha
and Winnebago reservations, which has
been under consideration by the Indian
office for some time past. At the' meeting
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Call Douglas 238
and ask for Want
A vacant room will lose you from
40c to $1.00 every day It la vacant.
One day'a rent will find a roomer.
If you have anything in the
world to sell, the Bee want ads
will sell it.
They will get a servant
find you , employment. They
are little wonders J
Well. I Got You Either Way"
Postal Bank Bill
Measure Will Be in Charge of Sen
ator Carter Bailey Will
WASHINGTON. Jan. S8.-The postal
savings bank bill was favorably reported
to the senate today from the senate com
mittee on postof floes and post roads, prac
tically In the form submitted by the sub
committee. Senator Carter will have charge
of tha measure.
Senator Carter said that on next Monday
he would ask to have It made the "un
finished business," and that he then would
press Its consideration. This statement had
the effect 'of an eleotrlo shock to Senator
Gallnger, who, apparently Interpreting It
aa an Indication . that there would be an
effort to railroad the measure through,
gave notice that he would Insist that tha
bill afHroid ba considered in an orderly and
deliberate manner; ""Arrracrlmonloti dis
cussion between the two senatorf followed.
Scrator Bailey raid that during the last
session he had objected to the considera
tion of the bill and added that he would
object again when It came Up. He said,
however, that he would not enter Into a
filibuster against It.
More Countries for
Proclamation Including Seven V Na
tions in LUt Expected
WASHINGTON, Jan.' 2S.-Th tariff offi
cers of the government today recommended
to the president through the secretary of
state that proclamations be Issued to him
declaring the following countrlea aa not be
ing unduly discriminative In their tariffs
against the United States and therefore
entitled to receive tha minimum rates "Of
duty imposed by the Payne-Aldrlch act:
Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Swe
den, Belgium, Egypt and Persia. It la ex
pent ed the proclamation will be Issued by
the president tomorrow or Monday.
STRIKE IN PHILADELPHIA
DELAY EDJJY UNION VOTE
Traction Employee Deride to Delay
Action L'ntll All Other
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28,-The union
motormen and conductors employed on the
lines of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit
company tn maas meetings last night and
early today endorsed the action ef thtlr
leadera in withholding the. signal to strike
until all hope of obtaining arbitration falls.
At the suggestion of the Central Labor
union a strike will not be called until after
a series of mass meetings are held under
the auspices of the various trades unions.
Arrangements are being made to hold these
meetings nightly, and It la hoped by the
labor leaders to so arouse the public senti
ment that the rapid transit officials will be
obliged to couslder the requests ot their
men for mora favorable action In their
grievances. , 1 ,
- Still Affected by Boycott
NEW TORK, Jan. . Effects of the
anti-meat campaign were still strongly re
flected tn local marketa 'today. While ac
cessions to the lists of no-meat-for-thirty-days
families are perhapa less numerous,
the Impetus of the Initial movement Is still
strong enough to Influence prices which
continue to drop somewhat at wholesale
and to a greater degree In the retail shops.
The retailers are cutting figures on all
kinds of provisions and today It was pre
dicted that the Saturday marketers would
find themselves able to repier.lsh their
larders at from 10 to 20 per cent lees cost
than a week ago.
The milk situation remalna In status quo
with two of the biggest dealers holding at
the 9-cent rata, but with general expecta
tion that the first of February will find
the 8-cent figure ruling all around. '
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 28,-The agitation
against the high cost of food has begun to
show reeults In Boston, a general decline
DEMO POWWOW COMES SOON
Governor Harmon Cannot Attend, but
Folk May. ",
WIRE OUT TO GET JOHN LIND
Mans Bremen t In Hands of Tom
Allen, Suspected of Pinna to
Further W. H. Thompson's
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 28. Spccial.)-The big
democratic pow-wow will be held about
February 20, If not on that date, and it will
be held in Lincoln.
Congressman Hitchcock having failed to
secure Governor Harmon as the attrac
tion, the date was postponed from Feb
ruary 8, which had been practically agreed
upon, and Invitations have been sent to
Joseph W. Folk, former governor of Ml
souri, and John Llnd, former governor and
congressman ot Minnesota to be tha
stellar speakers. Whatever date will autt
them around February 20 win be the date
of the gathering, aa the Lincoln hotel has
said such a date would suit It.
Thomas 'S. Allen,' brother-in-law to Mr.
Bryan, seems to have the nffa-lr In charge
and at the meeting he will endeavor to
bring together all factions of the party
and map out the program for the campaign
and select a paramount issue. Whether
W. J. Taylor of Custer county, who has
announced hla candidacy for congress In
the Sixth district, when Mr. Allen waa
laying the wlraa for Judge Dean to have
that honor, will be Invited to speak, will
be one of the first questions, to be decided
by those who have the matter in charge.
Should Senator Ransom and Mr. Taylor
be pitted for a Joint debate, the committee
realised that It will be easy to anr.urn n
crowd even If the harmony will be a little
Boost for Thompson.
One of the objects of the meeting will
be to boost along the candidacy of W. . II.
Thompson for United Statea senator. There
seems no doubt now that the "Little
Giant" Is the preferred Candidate of at
least a portion of the Bryan management,
and if any Nebraskans get on the pro
gram one of them is liable to be the Grand
Island statesman. Mr. Bryan, so soma of
his close associates say, foils that, he Is
under very lasting obligations to Mr.
Thompson and Inasmuch as he failed to
land him as a delegate to the Denver con
vention the time Is ripe to help him cc
cure the nomination for senator. flu
Thompson stock probably will go up at
the coming meeting.
Gecrge W. Bergo will take advantage
of this opportunity to see what char.crs
he will stand as a candidate for the sen
ate or for governor. Mr. Berge has dis
cussed his proposed candidacy wfth reveral
parties and he has been advised to get
Into the race for governor. The former
nominee has not yet decided what he
Mr. Bryan may send some word to the
meeting that he Is not a candidate for
United States senator and he -enay not,
with the chances favoring the not.
Moyer Visits In Boone.
BOONE. Ia., Jan. 2S.-(Speclal Telegram.)
Presldint Charles Moyrr, head . cf the
Western Federation of Miners was In the
city last night visiting his sister and
brother. He was enroute from Indianap
olis to Denver. He formerly lived here.
in East Are
In the prlcea of meat being shown In the
markets here yesterday. Retail prices Ml
from Z to 4 cents a pound on the higher
gradea of meat. More beef Is being shipped
to Europe on account of the boycott.
BALTIMORE, Md.. Jan. 28.-Kor the first
time since tha meat boycott waa started
here last week the beef market haa shown
a weak tendency and thbie waa today a
decline of about 26 centa a hundred pounds.
Since Monday the prices of pork has con
tinued to fall until that commodity Is to
day selling for $2 less a hundred pounda
than the price at this time last week.
Many of the larger dealers . report that
their sales have fallen oft fully IS per
cent since the crusade against high prices
ROCHESTER, N. T., Jan. 2S.-Whole-sale
meet dealers here today reduced
prlcea 20 per cent, owing to public ab
stinence from eating meat. Butter has
been reduced I and I cents a pound. Eggs
also have been reduced In price.
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GLAVIS ON STAND
Former Employe of Land Office Con
tinues Hit Testimony in
CHARGES AGAINST SECRETARY
Says Alaska Cases Were Held Until
After Election at His Request
CAMPAIGN FUNDS MENTIONED
Two of Entrymen Refused to Make
PRESS AGENT IS ACTIVE
Quantity of Matter Said to Interpret
Slsrnlflranre of Testimony Is '
Distributed at Opening- at
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28-The proceed
ings In the Uallinger-Plnchot inquiry,
which up to this time have consisted
largely of reading Into the record the
various letters, telegrams, etc, which here
tofore have been made In a message trans
mitted to the senate by President Taft
took on a livelier aspect this afternoon
when Louis R. (ilnvis, continuing hla testi
mony against Secretary Ballinger, told of
various Interviews he had had with the
secretary of tho interior at various times
while ho was In aid out o fthe government
service. Mr. Glavis declared that In one
of tlUBf- Interviews in October, llWS, Mr.
llalllngur told him he was having a Kurd
time trying to colkct campaign contribu
tions and that two men Involved in the
Cunningham claims, who had been liberal
contributors in tho past had declined to
contribute because they were angry at not
being granted patents for the Alaska coal
Representative James of Kentucky, one
of the democratic members of the com
mittee, pounced upon this testimony and
cross-examined the witness about It at
some length. Glav(s said that Mr. Sal
linger asltcd him to hold up on the Alaska
cases until after election. He agreed to
do this because he had his hands full with
Press A Kent Is Active.
One of the most Interesting developments
of tho day was the distribution at both
morning and afternoon sessions of a quan
tity of press matter which purported to in
terpret and point out the significance of
the testimony thus far given at the in
quiry. The morning matter came in an en
velope of the American Conservation as
sociation, of which Glfford Plnchot recently
was chosen president.
The afternoon matter began: "The Im
portant developments of the morning ses
sion today wtra," and then wont on to re
cite that the proceedings had placed Keore-
uii j xttuiiigt r in no HDvernu ugni. n was
said that this service would continue
troughout the Investigation.
Thomas R. Bhlpp, former secretary to
Senator Bcveridge of Indiana, who re
signed that position to become presa agent
ror the bureau or forestry under Mr. Pln
cliot, and who became an officer of the
Conservation association when It was
formed, is one of the constant attendanta
at the hearing.
The morning session was devoted to an
endeavor by the "prosecution" to show the
haste in which Mr. Ballinger, aa commis
sioner of the land office, had urged the
Cunningham-Alaska claims to clear listing
for patent. Aside from the documentary
evidence read, the afternoon session was
taken up almost wholly with Glavis' story
of his various Interviews with Mr. Bal
linger, In which the Cunningham land oases
always formed the topic of discussion. The
inquiry will resume at 10 a. m. tomorrow.
Glavis Again on Maud.
An executive sosslon tf the committee
delayed the opening of today's proceedings
until 10:&5 a. m., at which hour Louis H.
Glavis again took ths witness stand.
All the members of the commlttoe were
present at the opening of the session. Mr.
Plnchot and hla dismissed assistants of
the forest service were early on hand, but
Secretary BalUnger again was absent.
Attorney Urandtls, representing Glavis,
presented to tho committee a long list of
witnesses to be summoned.
The wltnebs chair was placed on a dlas,
and Glavis, when he took the stand, sat
well above the heads of the committee
left It Wednesday afternoon, giving his
testimony tn response to questions from
Glavis said that United States Attorney
Hoyt had suggested to him In 1907 that he
should take up the matter of the Alaaku
coal lands direct with Secretary ot the
"But I did not think It would look well
to go over the head of my Immediate su
periors," he added.
Glavis - said he did write to II. ' H.
Schwartz, then a chief of the field division,
saying ne was worried about the Alaskan
situation and would like to confide In him,
Cou fides In Chief Schwarts.
"It will pain you as much as It has
pained me," the letter ran, "but I am nuie
you will want to learn the true situation.'1
"What Alaskan claims did you refir to
In that letter?" asked Representative Olra
stead. "All of them," replied the wltnesa.
"Some 900 In all?"
At this time Mr. Ballinger waa com
missioner of the land office.
Attorney Brandelu next took up the
printed document in tno case, which con
sists of 807 pages and spent some time in
calling the attention of the committee to
various letters, telegrams, ttc, tending to
show GUvis' activity in the Alaska casus.
The attorney said he also wanted to call
attention to certain letters which showed
the part Mr. Ballinger played as commis
sioner tn directing the Inquiry.
His purpose in this, he said, was to Indi
cate that Prveldent Taft and Attorney Gen
eral Wlckeishani were mistaken when they
reached the stated conclusion that Mr,
Ualllnger'a participation in the matter had
been "merely formal. 'J
Glavis IVot FJat Objector.
Among the letters rad was one frort
Special Ag'iit 11. T. Jones, culling atten
tion to tha alleged fraudulent character of
ths Alas)-an claims.
"That ths letter was written befort
Glavis came into the matter In any wa)T
questioned Senator Nelson.
"Yes," replied Mr. Brandels.
"Thon you don't claim Glavis originally
called attention to thee claim!'
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