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VOL. XXX1X-NO. 33.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1910 SIX SECTIONS THIRTY-SIX PAGES.
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KIVEIl SEINE IS
High Point Reached at Two O'clock
Saturday Morning Was Thirty
One Feet One Inch.
FALL OF FOUR AND HALF INCHES
Drop, While Small, is Sufficient ' to
Bring Seme of Relief.
Thousands of Acres to Bo Cleared
When Flood Subsides.
PAVEMENTS TORN BY PRESSURE
Jim mm FlHirri Appear In Streets
aad Iar( AmIIoh of (be Cltr
Have Hern Converted
PARIS, Jan. 29. Slowly, very slowly,
fha swollen waters of the Seine, which
reached their high mark at 2 o'clock this
morning were subsiding and at midnight
the fall measured about four and one-half
lnohea not much, but enough to bring a
ense of relief to the desolated and dis
The danger of some great calamity, such
as has been predicted, now seems over,
although the situation continues to be
critical, particularly In the neighborhood
of the St. l.axare station, where the entire
streets and solid blocks of buildings
threaten to sink through the crust Into the
The effect of the removal of the water
pressure has been to weaken foundations
generally and this causes the greatest
anxiety. Besides there will be thousands
of acres to be cleared or repaired when
the water has needed, and there Is also
the possibility of an epidemic breaking out.
It Is generally telleved that the break
ing of the dam at Or.nevllllors appreciably
hastened the climax by reelaslng an Im
mense volume of water, but the conse
quences below are appallng. Oennevllllers
and Colombes have 30,000 Inhabitants; they
' are completely submerged, the water
reaching the tops of he houses In the
lower section, while the flood is backing
up Into the .very center of Aenleres.
Figures as to the iuniber of persons af
fected bv the flood In tho vallev of the
Siine are pure guesswork, but certainly
40,000 have been driven from their homes
to the hospltuU ar.J other buildings whlcn
have been placed at the disposition of the
Such dispatched as have readied here
from the provinces Indicate a general Im
provement In conditions except in the
lower valley of the Seine. ;
Hitch Point Readied.
The high mark reached by the River
kieine at I 'out Royal wr thlrty-iie feet 6he'
Inch. This Is the highest known record.
The flood of 1615 is said to have attained
lis crest at thirty feet six Inches.
The - situation throughout the city con
. tlnues grave and there Is fear that the
1 receding waters will cause tho collapse of
many building whose foundations have been
The crest of the flooo was reached at
late midnight. The waters remained sta
tionary until 2 o'clock, arter which they
fell slowly. At 8 o'clock there had been
a drop' of two Inches, according to an offi
cial statement issued thla forenoon. .
. During the night the storm clouds dis
appeared and the weather cleared. This
. morning the sun shone brightly.
The delay In telegraphic communication
throughout France and to Italy and Switz
erland continues today.
Despite the fact that the waters subsided
during the forenoon the situation within
.the city was not improved. On the con
trary the surface water further, invaded
i the streets, while the pressure from the
choking torrents underground opened new
crevices in some places and at other points
forced up the pavements Into great ob
structing hummocks, tilting and sometimes
tearing up trees and lamp poets.
This was especially noticeable In the
Flace de La Concorde, the Rue Royale and
the Flace de L'Opera. The greatest dam
age has been done at the Place de 1'Opera
and at the St. Lazare station.
. Kqaltable Ilalldlaa- Damaged.
. At the former four bad cave-Ins occurred,
one In front of the new building of the
Equitable Life Assurance society, where
the water has poured Into the basement.
Workmen have succeeded in erecting tem
porary walls to protect the furnaces.
The situation, however. Is not as critical
lu the Place de 1'Opera as in the region In
front of the St. Lazare station, where the
waters . racing through the Due de La
Grange-Batellere subway, Joining the flood
of overflowed sewers, has turned the Place
du Havre Into a lake and some sections
of the Rue de L'Arcade, the Rue de L'Isly
and the Boulevard Haussmann, In front of
the Expitorl chapel, erected to the memory
of the decapitated Bourbons, Into veritable
rivers. All of the buildings within this
quadratorlal have been evacuated and are
surrounded by a cordon of soldiers.
The big depaitment stores, including the
I'rtnUmps and the galleries Lafayette have
been closed. Firemen and suppers were
engaged la constructing dams In this vicin
ity. There was great danger In the streets
a" some of the buildings appeared likely
People Disappear In Stmn,
There have been a dozen Instances where
persons have disappeared In crevices sud
denly opened under their feet or been
swept away In the sewer flood.
Many pitiful stories are told of trie rescue
of half starved persons who had been Im
prisoned In their houses. Two families
with nine children, who had been drifting
about on a raft all ntsbt were discovered
In the Cavel district at daylight and res
cued. A number of persons have become
Insane through fear and suffering.
4 One sailor, who had engaged In the work
or rescue until he reached the limit of
physical and mental endurance, became
erased, jumped Into the Peine and was
Two hundred additional canvas boats
with crews arrived at points on. the water
front above and below the city thla morn
ing. They have undertaken to aid the resi
dents of the suburbs. The government has
requisitioned very boat obtainable and
posted notices everywhere warning flood
sufferers not to pay the boatmen anything
Hany private Individuals, including the
thschllds have placed their automobiles
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by Member of
Charged with Misapplying Funds that
Belonged to the State of
GUTHRIE, Okl.. Jan. ffl.-Cherglng Gov
ernor Haskell and other state officers with
a violation of the slate constitution and
the laws of the state In the manner In
which public moneys have been expended.
Representative Lester A. Marls, represent
ing the republican minority, filed an affl
davit In the lower house of the legislature
In general the charges against Governor
Haskell are that he "mismanaged the pub
lic funds under his control In whole or In
part and has wilfully and designedly au
monzea the misappropriation of said
The last legislature appropriated 16.000 to
be expended under the direction of the
governor in the auditing of territorial
account. In his affidavit Representative
Marls charges that Governor Haskell paid
neany iz.ioo of this fund to a private de
tective, who, Mr. Marls charges. Is not an
accountant. The legislature also amro-
prlated 13,000 to be used by the governor In
paying for Investigating committees and
tho traveling expenses of delegates to
various national conventions. The gover
nor Is charged with paying this sum to the
private detective, also.
Representative Marls charges that Gov
ernor Haskell paid to O. T. Smith, his
law clerk, publio money In addition to the
latter's regular salary, which Mr. Marls
says .was not for state purposes, but In the
Interest of the governor. The affidavit
also calls attention to an alleged similar
I'sjin-ni vi : 10 w. r. ilutcn'ng g
Muskogee lawyer, Indicted with Governor
Haskell in the town lot fraud cases.
. W. B. Anthony, the governor's private
secretary, is also a member of the legisla
ture and Representative Maris In his affi
davit asserts that It Is contrary to the
state constitution for Anthony to hold the
Representative Marls, in his charges,
tal t up the question of the payment of a
sa.t.y to Lieutenant Governor George W.
Bellamy as president of the State Banking
board In addition to his regular salary.
to Be Cancelled
Coal Property in Lander District
Found to Be Involved in Con
spiracy by Officials.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 29. Official dis
closures made today are that more than
$1,000,000 Is the estimated value of the
coal lands in the Lander, Wyo., district,
Whloh the Interior ifenAi-t man i D l-i n
an effort f-1 have cancelled on the ground
It alleges, that the lands were entered
pursuant to a conspiracy, wherebv title
was to vest in a corporation. In addition
100 tons of coal a day, it is asserted will
be saved if a temporarily Injunction
restraining the Owl Creek Coal company
the transferee of the various entrymen,
fom opeating Its mine upon cetain of the
lands Involved in the case Is made perma
nent Hearing was set for February 1.
All the entrymen In these cases resided
in New York, while the principal movers
in the alleged conspiracy have been In
dicted by the grand Jury In Wyoming. The
criminal cases, If convictions are secured,
In the opinion of the Interior department
officials will have a salutary effect In
checking similar operations.
Promotion for E. P. Bracken Makes
Much Shifting in Operating
ALLIANCE, Neb., Jan. 29. (Special Tele
gram.) E. P. Bracken, general superin
tendent of the Wyoming district of the
Burlington, with headquarters at Alliance,
has been transferred to the lines east as
assistant general manager, with headquar
ters at Chicago. He will be succeeded here
by E. E. Young, at present superintendent
of the Sheridan division, with headquarters
at Sheridan, Wyo.
F. G. Robbins, superintendent of . the
Sterling division, will take charge at Sheri
dan and C. 1). Feekenpaugh, . at present
trainmaster on the Sheridan division, will
succeed Mr. Robbins at Sterling, Colo.
This will make a complete change In the
head operating officials of the Wyoming
district in the last two months, for on De
cember 1 W. M. Weldenhamer, the present
supertntepdent of the Alliance division,
succeeded J. C. Blrdnell,. who resigned to
enter private business.
DEDUCT INCOME ON STOCK
Attorney General Wlckershara - De
cides Point In Application of
WASHINGTON. Jan. 29. Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham has decided that the
dividend) received by a corporation as a
stockholder of. any other corporation of
the character to which the act imposing
a tax of 1 per cent on net Income
applies, should be deducted from Its gross
Income, regardless of the amount of the
net Income of such dividend paying corporation.
Creighton Heirs Defeated
in Another Court Ruling
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Attorneys for the heirs of Count Crelgh-
ton were defeated In district court whin
they led a fight to have modified the re
cent ruling of the court with respect to the
amount of the residue of the evtate to go
to the working girls' home.
The three judges or the district court
figure It out that the proportion due would
come to t3t.S76. (This besides the SOO.UOu In
The attorneys for the heirs contended
that the amount should be 132.22. The
question turned on what the phrase "whole
estate." as used In the will, means. The
attorneys assorted that thla meant the
estate after the charges for administration
and debts aguinst It had been deducted.
NO MEAT FEAST
IN NEW YORK
Six Hundred Members of Machinery
Club at Banquet of Vegetables
MOSTLY MEN OF WEALTH
Protest Against Highness Not Con
fined to Laborers.
WAR OF WORDS CONTINUES
Packers, Wholesalers and Retailers
Are Blaming Each Other.
MORE TALK ABOUT TARIFF
Wholesaler Hay Canadian Beef Is
Sold Cheaper In I.oadon Than
Western Beef fa In
NEW YORK, Jan. 29. Six hundred repre
sentative manufacturers, mostly men of
wealth, ate dinner today at the Machinery
club of nothing but vegetables and fruit.
There were no speeches, but an informal
discussion of the advanced cost bf living
indicated that the universal protest of the
nation has the support of businessmen as
well as laboring men.
There were further slight recessions In
price today in the butcher shops, but quo
tations on the whole seem to Indicate that
demand and supply are beginning to ap
proach an adjustment. ,
The war of words among the packers,
the wholesale dealers and the email , re
tailers continues with the Injection today
of a new Issue. Wholsalers are agitating
for a repeal of the duty on Canadian, Ar
gentine and Mexican beef.
"Look at the London market," said one
of them. "Free competition with beef from
Canada, the Argentine and even from
Russia rules there, with the result that an
Englishman can eat Conadltyi beef, grown
JuBt across the border from us, cheaper
than Americans can eat their own western
steers." ' ,
A mass meeting at Madison Square, at
which a movement in Imitation of the
"Boston tea party" as to have been
launched against meats by the National
Progressive Woman's Suffrage union, was
postponed owing t othe weather. At the
next meeting of the union a resolution
will be presented calling upon the legisla
ture to limit the period during which meat
may be kept in cold storage.
"Eat no meat," In large letters, was
pasted all over the West Side today, on
shop windows and In many private houses.
Twelve of the posters are In butcher shops.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 29. The price on pork
has dropped S cents In the last twenty-tour
hours', according to stock yards quota
tions. Meat dealers Bow admit they are
feeling the anti-meat boycott
Reichstag Scene" "
Statement that King Could Close
Body in Ten Minutes Causes
BERLIN, Jan. 29. The Reichstag was the
scene of an angry demonstration of protest
today, when In the course of a speech.
Herr von Oldenburg, a conservative
agrarian, declared "the German emperor,
as king of Prussia, must have the right at
any moment to order a Prussian lieutenant
to come here and within ten minutes close
At the words all the members on the left
side of the house rose to their feet, protest
ing with shouts of "scandal," "Impudence"
and "breach of the constitution."
Herr Schrader, liberal, made a formal
pretest against Oldenburg's remarks, which,
he said, constituted a grave insult to the
Reichstag and to the emperor and army.
The conservatives greeted Oldenburg's
wotds with thundering applause. -
Prince von Hohenlohe, who was presiding,
said he understood Oldenburg as meaning
only to indicate the degree to which mili
tary discipline must be carried.
Oldenburg Immediately confirmed this
Interpretation of his statement
Herr Basserman, national-liberal leader,
said he regretted the sentiment had been
arplauded from the conservative benches.
FLOODS IN COSTA RICA ARE
BLOCKING BANANA HARVEST
Urldsrrs Are Washed Oat and Miles
of Track Inundated by Heavy
PORT LIMON. Costa Rica, Jan. 29. In
cessant and heavy rains are still falling
throughout the republic. The Northern
railway Is practically out of commission.
There haa been no train service with the
Interior since the latter part of Decem
ber. The entire district . as well as the
banana lone of the upper lands near
Reventtason river la under water and the
cutting of fruit for shipment Is difficult
and dangerous. Three slides are reported
from Laa Lomas Sunday, enderlng the
chances of communication with the capi
tal more remote.
The Baltimore bridge, built in 190S, dis
appeared a week ago. This iron struc
ture over the Chirrlpo rive connected the
Zent dlstlct with some valuable banana
plantations and no fruit can be brought In
for shipment until the rain ceases.
( The judges said the whole estate meant
all Count Creighton had when he died.
If the charges are deducted from tho
total then, of course, the proportionate
part of the residue which goes to the
working girls' home Is smaller and the
amount left for the heirs la larger. -
The dispute came In the fixing up of the
formal decree following a decision of
tew days ago, and Judge Estelle, who sat
with Judges Redlck and Troup, was moved
to remark: .
"It seems sometimes as If It took longer
to fix up a decree than to hear the law
suit" The significant announcement waa made
by attorneys for the heirs that they Intend
to fight the whole caae to the last ditch.
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BUCK HANDES TO PRISON
Eleven Members of Toledo Gang Are
Given Stiff Sentences.
CASE AN IMPORTANT ONE
to De Beglaslag
of Italian Blackhand
Societies in Thla
TOLEDO, Jan. 29. Heavy' penalties were
Imposed by Judge R. W. Tayler In the
federal court today on the principal mem
ber of the Ohio band of black hands found
guilty of conspiracy to use the malls to
extort money from Italians living In Ohio
and Inidana. The Jury reported this morn
ing. Salvatore Lima of Marlon, the chief of
the band, was sentenced to sixteen years'
Imprisonment. Sebastian Lima, his brother,
and Giuseppe Ignoffo, his brother-in-law,
were sentenced to 10 years' Imprisonment
each. All of these lived in Marion, where
the headquarters were maintained.
All of the defendants were found guilty,
but the court granted new trials to Agostlni
Marfisl of Dennlson, Vlncenso Arrlgo of
Cincinnati, both fruit dealers, and Salvatore
Rlrzo, a section hand living in Marlon. The
others were sentenced as follows:
Sevario Ventola of Columbus, two years.
Salvatore Domma of Be'.lefontalna, two
Antonio Vlcarto of Dennlson, two years.
Cologaro Vlcarlo of Belief on taine, two
Orarlo RunfMa of Pittsburg, six years.
Klpplno Uaibo of Meadvllle, Pa., four
Salvatore Arrlgo of Cincinnati four years.
Francesco Spadare of Cincinnati, two
Prisoners Start for Leavenworth.
All the sentenced prisoners .except An
tonio Vlcarlo started early this afternoon
for Leavenworth prison in charge of eight
deputies. Vlcarlo will be taken to Elmlra.
In sentencing Lima, Judge. Taylor said:
"You seem to have been the moving
spirit In this nefarious business. Sebastian
Lima seems to have borne a somewhat less
part than his brother and Ignoffo has been
a part of the heart and center."
Tho court said that while suspicious
circumstances pointed toward Marfllsl, he
could hardly let the conviction stand la ac
cord wtlh his sense of Justice. He said the
evidence was similarly weak as to Rlzzo
(Continued on Second Page.)
With the Automo
bile Show nearly
here, interest in
automiles is at its
Besides pushing their 1910 mod
els, dealers are making some at
tractive offerings In used machines
to move them quickly.
On the first want ad page
today, under the classification
"AUTOMOBILES" ia a large
list of hargains offered by
Omaha and Council Bluffs
Have you read the want ada today?
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Only Kemember Where I Burried
if Suit is Lost
Rumor if Harriman Merger is Dis
solved Rockefeller 'and Morgan
Will Buy Road.
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. Mr. Lovett and
other representatives of the Harriman
lines declined today to comment on the
decision of the federal government to pro
ceed with the suit against the Union Pa
cific and Southern Paciflo system. (
The defendants will open the case in
this city on February 25. '
Wall street today heard a report that
If the government wins Its suit to dis
solve the merger a syndicate composed of
John D. Rockefeller, through the National
City bank; J. P. Morgan, through the First
National bank, and Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
will take over the Union Paclfid'a holdings
of Southern Pacific bonds and stock.
These are said to amount to $125,000,000.
Tho report could not be verified.
on Gas Stove
Evidence that Mrs. Alice Van Seandt
Was Murdered is Found by
CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 29. Her clothes
saturated with oil, pieces of a laee curtain
tied tightly about her neck, another piece
binding her feut, the scorched body of
Mrs. Alice Van Seandt was found lying
across a gas stove in the kitchen at her
home, 634 Richmond street, today. Every
Indication points to murder, the police say.
ENGINEERS AFTER MORE PAY
Brotherhood Threatens to Join De
- niand of Other Bodies for
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. Coincident with
the negotiations, now in progress, between
the Brotherhoods of Conductors and Rail
way Trainmen and the thirty-two controll
ing railroad companies east of the Mis
sissippi and north of the Ohio and Chesa
peake, it was said here today that the
grand lodge of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers Is preparing demands to
be made upon some roads.
Heretofore the engineers, who form one
of the strongest unions In the country,
have refused to Join the other railway
unions In demands for more pay.
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Companies May Be Barred
from Prosecuting Frauds
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 29.-With i J.
Keen and Timothy O'Lcary under Unda
(5.000 each and Patrick J. Noelham still In
Jail, all under charge of having defrauded
a half dozen or more Insurance companies,
additional Interest has been Injected Into
the case by the question as to whether,
even though It be proved that they have
willfully robbed these Insurance concerns,
they can be held criminally liable.
So far aa named all of the companies
which have been hit by the operations of
the "grave yard swindle" are Ineligible to
do business In the state of Kentucky. It
It can be proved the policies la question,
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MORE FINDS FOR INDIANS
Secretary Ballinger Asks Money for
0 MA HAS HAVE LONG SESSION
Dr. Plrrotte Says They Ask Only
for White Men'a Treatment
Special Duty for Cap
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. (Special Tele
gram.) Secretary lialllnger today submitted
a request to congress for an Increase In
th'j appropriation alloted to pay salaries of
formers to Instruct Indians In the practice
of agriculture from 1125.000 to $230,000.
"The department has come to the con
clusion," says Secretary Ballinger, "that
the practice of agriculture among Indians
should be encouraged. Need of Increasing
funds Is apparent. With a territory of
5,000,000 acres of land, most of It agricul
tural In character, the estimated worth
$285,000,000, with JCO.OOO.OOO In trust funds
held for Indians, available for Improvement
of their allottments and with the possibility
of beneficial use of these million of acres
of allotted lands, there is great necessity
fov an Increase in the force of Indian
farmers and stockmen."
"The delegation of Omaha Indians now
In Washington Is not here to protest
against wise regulations of the Interior
department, as laid down In the Indian
offiea but against Its administrative
features," was the way Pr. Hunan Piccotte
of the delegation voiced the mission ef the
"What the Indian wants is to enjoy that
which Is his. I have yet to hear an In
dian protest against paying taxes for the
Improvement of his farm, but he does ob
ject to having the government pay taxes
out of moneys which the Indian ought to
be permitted to handle.
"The Omahas are a progressive tribe and
the government should permit them to
take their p'mces in the world. We don't
object to educational features surrounding
experimental farms. What we do object
to, Is the everlasting red tape and Involved
propositions growing out of administrative
"We are fit to look after ourselves and
we want the government to give us what
belongs to us. If there is any money to
pay we want to pay it. If things are to bo
done, looking to our better condition, we
want to participate In doing It and not
have some petty clerk do It for us.
"All we ask is for white men's treat
ment, to be permitted to handle our prop
erty Id our own way to lease it or sell It
to pay taxes' and generally to live like
(Continued on Second Page.)
were written In Louisville and not In NVw
Albany, Ind., as agents of the Insurance
companies claim. It Is thought the com
panies cannot prosecute.
It is reported that several large eastern
Insurance companies have paid out large
sums of money on falsely drawn applica
President Charles D. Renlck of tho In
dlana National Life Insurance company
told of Investigating the policy written for
Mrs. Lyon of Louisville, an aged woman.
He showed a policy bearing what purported
to be her autograph. Ehe tuld him h had
U4jver written Hue In her Ufa.
Witness Says Representatives Kin
kaid and McLachlan Held Coal
Claims in Alaska.
RAT.T.TNGER CALLED HIM OFF
Secretary Told Him Kot to Look Into
Holding of Californian.
LATTER ATTORNEY FOR KINK AID
Service Was Between Time He Was
Commissioner and Secretary.
MANY LETTERS ARE READ
Day's Attack tenters l.ararely oa
Land Commissioner Dennett
lnfrlendly to the
WASHINGTON. Jan. 29. Louis R. Olavlf
concluded his testimony before the Pal-llnger-Pinchot
commute late today. ' He will be recalled
at the reusumptlon of the hearing Monday
afternoon for cross examination by any of
the persons against whom he has mads
Glavis' last day on the stand was full of
Interest. It developed the animus which
long has existed between the land office
and the forestry bureau and the resent
ment the land office people felt wher
Glavis called In "the forestry," as they
The witness declared that Representative
McLachlan of California and Representa
tive Klnkatd of Nebraska were Interested
In Alaskan claims, and that Mr. Ballinger,
after becommlng commissioner of the land
office, had acted as attorney for Mr. Kin
kald. Glavis asserted that Mr. Ballinger had
suggested to him not to pursue an Investi
gation against Congressman McLachlan,
saying there had "been too much of that
sort of thing In the past."
When, towards the end of his testimony,
Glavis was asked the direct question, If he
thought Secretary Ballinger and Commis
sioner of tho. Land Office Dennett were in
league to do wrong in the Alakaii cases,
he replied: "Well; 1 thought the cases
would be better protected with them out of
Attack Centers on Dennett.
Glavis' attack seemed to center more to
day on Commissioner Dennett. He said
he became convinced In the summer of
1903 that "Dennett was 'crooked,' " and
ook steps to secure carbon copies of let
ters Dennett was writing back to Wash
ington. Several of these letters were in
troduced In evidence.
One was from Commissioner Dennett t
H H. Schwartx, chief of the field sen-Ice.
It was dated July 20. 1909, at Seattle ani
said among other things:
'My Dear Schwartx: The worst i Ituatloi
on the line Is the one I find hire. Oui
frhnd Glavis regarded me with sus
picion, and after talking a while showet
me your telegram assigning the coal casei
to Sheridan. Now I figure tha'
Glavis Is preparing to make a cushion foi
himself to fall back on and also puttlni
himself In shape to have a great story It
case Sheridan does not make good and suo-
ceid In cancelling the Cunningham cases
While he looks innocently at me
yet I can sec that his heart Is bad, though
why It should be I cannot tell except thai
he wanted to drag the cases out. He may .
be sincere, of course, In his Idea that hf
has not been given time and opportunity.
He asserts that he will help Sheridan a I'
he can, but it Is not human nature, or at
least his human nature. The atmospher
Is not good at all.
"That he Is playing the forestry there li
no question, the Innocent look he gave rm
when I told him he was dragging In Shaw,
etc., when there was no necessity, wai
beautiful, He has also talked con
servation very strongly. Glavis talklni
conservation! All round he Is ugly and hi
Is preparing to be as unpleasant as he can,
at least that Is my solution of the sltua.
tlnn. Glavis professes tho greatest friend
ship to you and I think you know him
better than any one else, and this is cer
tainly the worst situation we have. He will
make about forty, favorable and 600 un
favorable reports; the way things will com
mence to drop will be amusing."
Seeond Letter from Dennett.
In a second letter from Dennett to
Schwartz dated Seattle, July 22, 1909, oo
cuia this paragraph:
"Glavis has these coal cases on the
brain and cannot see anything but Just ont
line, I have told him how it looks to us
and have reminded him of everything that
we have done for him and that It looks oa
If he were returning our favors by not
standing by us, as he ought to. He haa
not acted as you or I- would have acted
under similar condition. It jouks a little
treacherous to me, this calling in the for
estry." There was also Introduced in this con
nection a telegram from Schwartz to Den
nett, dated Washington, July 21:
"Department has letter from secretary
of agriculture originating In forest service
aitklng postponement of the Cunningham
hearings until November, Shaw lays
Glavis wrote or wired him recently In mat
ter. Require Glavis to show you copy of
his letter to Shaw, it being necessary to
determine motive behind agriculture's re
quest for such long delay."
Glavis explained that he had asked Shaw
by telegram to come to Seatt'e to co
operate with lil in on the Cunningham
claims as several of them were in forest
reserves. This was how the forestry bureau
first came into the controversy officially.
Another letter was one from Secretary
Ballinger to Mr. Schwartz, dated Boise,
Idaho, July 25, 1909, In which the seerolary
of the Interior said among other things:
"My- Dear Mr. Schwartz: I am Just ad
vised by Commissioner Dennett of your
telegram in reference to the Increase In
the number of special agents In tho ex
cepted clas. I desire that you In making
any cf these appointments In addition to
tne president being consulted, Postmaster
General Hitchcock be also consulted, pro
vided the appointees are not directly sug
grsted by the president."
I.vttrr t'auaea a Laaifh.
The last document read while Glavis was
on the stand called out a great deal of
lauiihtcr. It was a telegram from Mr.
Schwartz dated Washington, August 12,
1909, at the time attacks were being made
upon Secretary lialllnger and others, and
was addressed to M. 11. McKnerney," special
agent at Denver. It read:
"Get scarelieads Into Denver papers Ut
nlUt and Asaociated 1'iut, U possible.
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