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-— jr\C/J^* Boston Dry Goods Siore mmmm******
So. Broadway, 23^-2^7-239 So. Hill Street, 254-244
Buttertck Designs— new book of Instructions for needle
workers—ten cents. Two transfer patterns Included.
(Pattern Dppt., rear Main Floor.)
Petticoat Sale Continued
Savings Average Nearly Half
Yesterday's selling, heavy as it was, made
comparatively slight inroads on the
enormous stock of sample garments
gathered for this sale. Still a spleridid
variety of Pompadour Silks, Dresdens,
Roman Stripes, Scotch Plaids, Taffetas
in white, black, changeable and solid
colors, plain Messalines, with Jersey
tops, pin-striped Taffetas and every
other kind now in Fashion's favor.
$5.00 Petticoats $3.75 | $12.00 and $13.00
$6.50 Petticoats $4.50 j| Petticoats $7.50
$7.50 Petticoats $5.00 ; $15.00 and $16.50
$8.50 Petticoats $5.50 \. Petticoats $9.00
$10.00 Petticoats $6.50 \ $20.00 Petticoats .$lO.OO
Plenty of extra sizes in colors as well as blacksomething
very unusual, even at regular prices.
! 75c to $1.25 CJ-V
No such quantity as we had yesterday morning, but as the
entire twenty-five-hundred-yard lot came in full pieces we
' can promise today's early corners* a broad variety and just
as good VALUES as when the selling began. Louisines,
! Taffetas and Messalines in this season's most popular de
s6.so to $8.00 <£ CT
Couch Covers — <P **
' Reversible covers in soft rich Oriental colorings—s feet wide
by nine feet long; some with fringe, some without—cut from
$6.50 and $8 to $5. ,
IMPORTS TO EXCEED
GREATLY THOSE OF 1907
Figures for Present Year Are Ex
pected to Total More Than
WASHINGTON, June 13.— The high
record of imports of manufacturers'
materials will be reached during the
present fiscal year, which will displace
1907 as the banner year In the Im
portation of such articles.
Tn e opinion of the bureau of Bta
tistlca Is based on the figures for the
ten months ended April :w, 1910.
In i of all the important
articles, with the exception of fibers
and cotton, which showed a slight de
; with 1907, the im
... i linn? materially pxcei led
of 190" in quantity, the Increase rang
ln | i r .nn in to more than 100 per cent.
Mi asuring tin- entire group <>f manu
factured artli les in dollars, the bureau
figures Bhowed Importations for the
first ten months of this year valued at
10, 00 fii against $629,000,000 in' the
ten month of 1907, or an increase of
16 per cent.
Tii,. in,lie Minus are that the total
importation of these mi tor the
entire year will aggregate $900,000,000.
WILL BE BUILT AT ONCE
DENVER, .Inn.' 13.—The Montezuma
,';- \\ road i ompany, recently
incorporated for $500,000, announced to
day that construction of its proposed
lino from Denver to Leadville, Colo.,
would begin within thiry days.
is allied with the Ar
ue Central, and will use the Ar
nnel to get through the con
tinental dh Idi . < ifllcials of the Monte
zuma & Western asserl that the dls
b Di nver and
vllle will be reduced from L'TC to
MOLLY BRADY IS DEAD
BALTIMORE, Md., June 13.—News
.ed of the death in Sil
ver Lake, \'. M., of Mrs. .Molly Brady
Etack, i the Ma^e as
Molly Brady. Her death was due
■ I roat, her sis
having 'i'l I 'if i -ii; : ,i: afl ection.
The Best Solid Fuel on the Market
r-oi-p-, Bt, 1910, we shall be prepared to supply Carbon
j 'g U i consumers and the public at the following pricrs:
Per Ton $9.00
Per Half Ton $4.75
Per Quarter Ton $2.50
Delivery free in oii City of Los Angeles. An extra charge "ill be
made for delivery in recently annexi f Hollywood,
Hollywood, Colegrove and the "Shoestring" district.
Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corporation
HILL NEAR SEVENTH
COMANCHE CHIEF ON
VISIT TO WHITE HOUSE
Quanah Parker Wants Money
for Tribe and New
Graves for Parents
WASHINGTON, June 13.—Quanah
Parker of Oklahoma, chief of the
Comanche Indians, son of a white.
mother and an Indian father, is mak
ing his eighteenth visit to the home of
the i In iv winte Father.
His mission is tri-fold. First, he will
. ndeavor to persuade President Taft
and the Indian commissioner that the
Comanches should have more money
for the sale "f their lands.
In the second place he will ask that
the Indians he allowed to use a certain
herb called "peyote," which the In
dlan : ' c forbidden the tribes
to use in their ceremonials in cases
nf sickness, and which Quanah claims
Lastly, he hopes to hear Represen
tative Stevens of Texas speak on a
bill appropriating $1000 to remove the
bodies of the chief's mother and sister
from Texas to a burying ground near
Quanah's home on the reservation.
Colonel I t, on a hunting trip
through Oklahoma several years ago,
entertained at the home of Chief
WOMAN AND SON KILLED
DURING HOMESTEAD FIGHT
SANTA FE, X. M.i June 13.—"Word
enme from Mesquero, Vnlon county,
. of the fatal ihooting last week
of .Mis. Cordelia B. Hurleson and her
small son during an altercation over a
steal claim between Dr. Guy L.
McKinney and Jefferson shrum, the
tend belonging t.> E. A. Hotts.
Mrs, Brleaon was shot through the
. throat and in the face, and the boy's
face was practically shot away. Shrum
was armed wtih a shotgun and Is
blamed for the tragedy. Ho has not
BEATEN AND THROWN IN BAY
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13.—An au
topsy today on the body of Alexander
. which was found in the bay hero
rday, revealed that the man had
been severely beaten before being cast
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TI'KSDAV MOIIXINCi, .11 NX H, IMP.
TAFT IN DEFENSE
Says He Did Not Expect to Have
to Defend Taking of Presi
dent's Speeches Seriously
CALLS THE TARIFF A HOAX
Senator Quotes Executive as One
Who Is Sustaining the
WASHINGTON, June 13.—Senator
DolliVM of lowa answered the critics
of tlio Insurgents today in a speech
delivered in the senate during the dis
cuMlon Of tin.' provision of the sundry
civil appropriation bill providing $260,
--000 to enable the president to tcathor
information bearing upon the opera
tion of the now tariff law.
Senator Clay's motion to strike out
rovlston was lost by a party vote
of 18 to 44.
Mr. Dolllver and his fellow progres
sives voted With the regular Republi
cans. The sundry civil bill carrying
appropriations aggregating $118,000,000
then tva» passed.
.Mr. Dolliver's speech attracted great
interest and was listened to attentively
by senators on both sides of the cham
ber. it was the reply of the Insurgents
to the charges of party disloyalty and
was a direct challenge to their op
The first named was Greeley Hand
ley, and his speeches were referred to
Beginning with the declaration that
the tariff discussion had not been re
vived because of the tariff law, Mr.
Dolllver declared there was no longer
any freedom of conscience or opinion,
such as had made the Republican
Referring briefly to Speaker Cannon's
statement, that "insurgents should he
hanged," he declared he would not let
that remark be taken seriously.
T.VKJiS FIJXO AT PKKSIDKNT
It was evident that men entering
congri *■ must become either under
studies or Ishmaelites.
"I reject the terms and shall con
tend for independence within the party,
1 do not flght to destroy the party, but
to upbuild it," he said.
Discussing the president's course,
toward the insurgents Mr. Dolliver I
declared they were not playing for
popularity, as had been charged, and. |
speaking* of his personal relations to
the president, he declared he had never
done anything unloyal to the adminis
tration. "Such a charge does me the ■
greatest Injustice," he said. "] did i
what I could to promote his candidacy
for the presidency. I supported him
from one ocean to the other after he
became a candidate. When he took
the oath of office I had but one senti
ment toward him, and that was the
hope that God would give him the :
power to stand against the conspiracy |
of greed and avarice that would en- i
slave the party.
"I have known many vicissitudes in i
public life, but I never dreamed that (
in less than a year I would be called |
upon to defend myself and the little I
group of men with whom I stand :
against the charge of taking seriously
the president's speeches and the plat
lorn i pledges."
Mr. Dolliver said he proposed to tell
not only what had gone on in con
press last year in connection with the
tariff, but what was going on now to
prevent members following their con
sciences, and said he thought that If
the insurgents had made any mistake
it was in remaining silent too long.
XAIT DELUDED; NOT A I,KAI>EH
"I notify all parties that I have no i
intention of leaving the Republican ]
party," he said. "It Is not necessary !
for me to swallow every tariff bill, and j
it would be impossible to get me out of j
the party on such charges. It cannot
te done by lying about me or calling
me names, such as 'free trader' or
'Democrat.' Least of all can it be
done by taking from my neck the mill- ]
stone of political patronage. I share
th" universal distrust of making a
great executive department the. head
quarters of the awkward squad of
Asserting it was his desire to load
In the public will, Mr. Dolliver sug
would like to hold a politi
cal Inquisition of the motives of those
In both branches of congress whose
views the president seemed to be fol
lowing In tli" "delusion that he is their
Mr. Dolllver said it was true the
illcan platform dirt not promise
to revise the tariff downward ami if
that premise had been madnit would
hnv" been easy to comply with it by
reducing the duties on articles protect
ed by patents or controlled by inter
net lon il t rusts.
"They could have been defended by
pump sp< akers," he said.
Mr. D eferred to Major Lord,
who ;>■-. i i the senate committee on
finance in drafting its bill and then
under! that rates had been
raised—most of them, In: said, by
subterfuge. He said In this list were
the Iron i the sugar and the
woolen schedules. Many of the esti
mates given out were intended to de
celve, I ared.
BAYS TAKIFT IS A HOAX
Mr. Dolllvi r asserted it was a strate
gic mli iik'- ■ ilate the presi
dent's \\ ii ii with his Lincoln
day address, as they were contradic
tory in terms. The president had given
entirely dl reasons in the two
speeches for considering the Payne
law "ili'' bi ' cted," said the
lowa senator. Ho declared that the
tariff was being bolstered up by bogus
"Last year wltnei !0d two important
hoaxes," contlnuel Mr. Dolllver, "the
ivery of tin- north polo by Dr.
I Cook and the revision of the tariff
downward by \ ' i: ii h."
When the laughter that greeted his
remark had died oul hi Ided that
executive felicltatloi n ten
dered upon both occasions.
Speaking of thi opposition the in
surgents had arou led bj fi Ilinsc to vote
for the Payne bill, Mr. Dolllver Bald
this dereliction was due to their belief
that It failed to fulfill the party
pledges. They had deliberately taken
their stand, having full know-lodge of
the political machinery that would be
set in operation to bring about tholr
Contending thf> principle of allowing
interested men to revise the tariff was
wrong, Mr Dolllver asserted that while
the ' president understood that prin
ciple his Idea of it was "foggy."
After quoting that part of the speech
In which the president upheld Aldrich
and Payne, he said those who Btood tor
Individual and clasi Interests were b< ■
Ing sustaineU, while tUo little group o£
Mrs. Charlton and Husband Both
Victims, Is Theory of Como Police
f " "i
MRS. PORTER CHARLTON
COMO, Italy, June 13.—Developments
today in the mystery of the mur
der of Mrs. Porter Charlton hava
been few. The grappling Irons that
have been searching: the bottom of Lake
i C'omo brought Up part of a man's coat
■this morning, which is thought to have
belonged to the missing Charlton.
This strengthened the theory that
Charlton also had been murdered.
A report was received by the Milan
police tonight that a man disguised as .
. a prleat who. it Is thought, might be
Charlton, was seen making his way
across the Swiss frontier.
The search of the lake will be con
tinued tomorrow, for the police are
still convinced it would have been Im
possible for Charlton to get out of the
I country unobserved.
This afternoon H was learned that
' the investigators had determined that
the stone with which the trunk was
, _—^—— —— —— —
men who have stood for the rights of
the public are to be kicked out.
After stating that Mr. AUlrich had
made a plea for the protection of rub
ber in the interests of the rubber tire
industry, the lowa senator said it sub
sequently had been ascertained that
these concerns were multiplying their
wealth by rapid strides. He instanced
one concern that in ton years had in
creased its capital millions of dollars.
"I am through with it I shall stand
here and fight it." he said, "but I will
do it as a Republican. I do not care
for any political fame. I have worked
for the public for forty-five years, and
I do not propose my remaining years
shall be given up to a dull consent to
those conspiracies that would rob tho
people to multiply private wealth. !
Mr Dolllver closed with an expres
sion 'of confidence that the time was
near when the public would demand
more justice in lawmaklng and a high
er standard on the part of legislators.
After Mr. Clay's motion to strike out
the provision had been defeated Senator
Bacon moved the amendment provision
to require that no more than two-thirds
of the experts employed under the par
asraph should be of one political party.
Hp charged that a partisan Inquiry was
contemplated. The amendment was
voted down and the bill then was
passed. _♦♦» •_
Witness Tells Congress That
Mexican Political Offend
ers Are Harried
WASHINGTON, June 18.—More
tales of alleged persecution of _ alleged
Mexican pdlltical refugees in t>»3
country were related before the house
rules committee today by John -Mur
ray of Los Angeles, who Bald lie was
a newspaper writer.
Murray said that as secretary of the
political 1 Refugee Defense league ho
was In San Antonio last October dur
ing President Taft's meeting with
President Diaz, when ho was arrested
on a warrant charging violation of
the neutrality laws, thrown Into a
math.so.ye cell and kept there forty
eiffht hour?. He raid he was tlnall.\
released without trial on orders from
the United states district attorney.
Many instances were related by
Murray Of Mexican refugees who had
been arrested In Texas and kept tor
weeks and often months without total.
and all finally released. He said they
were Charged with all manner of of
fen,H ß Including robbery, murder,
Violation Of the neutrality laws and
la holding hearing*
to determine whether there shall be a
congressional investigation of the
JUSTICE SWEENEY IS
CANDIDATE FOR SENATE
CAnsON, Nev., June 13.—Justice 3.
M. Sweeney of the supremo court an
nounced Ills candidacy today for the
United States ienate on the Democrat c
ticket, against Senator Dixon, who is
certain to be the Republican candidate
Jus cc Sweeney stated he would
make nis campaign Btrictly on the tar
weighted had been taken from the
wall of the aqueduot on the shore of a
lake. The stone had been removed
from a spot in the wall opposite the
point at Which the trunk was sub
Following up this rlew the police
discovered that another stone exactly
similar in size had been recently dug
out of the wall. This Is held to bo
The second Btone has not been lo
cated, and the police will not be sur
prised if they should find that it was
used to drag below the surface of the
lake another trunk or box containing
the body of Porter Cliarlton.
Constantiwe Ispolatoff, the chance ac
quaintance of the Charltons, from
whom they leased the villa, remnins in
custody. He maintains his self-pos
session and Insists that he knows
nothing as to how or by whom the
crime was committed.
LIGHT TO 4 CENTS
Edison Company Charges 9 Cents
Here but Slashes Rates
in Crown City
(Continued from P*K* One)
anco of $11,737.82 to apply on depreci
ation or new construction.
"This was accomplished with hut lit
tle more than half the generating ca
pacity of the plant sold. To make the
plant the greatest success and enable,
the furnishing to the citizens of elec
tricity at the minimum ra|p more of
the plant's electrical output .capacity
should be sold. At present the city has
2123 consumers. With 4000 consumers
assured for a period of time the city
could and in such event will reduce Its
base rate from 7 cents to 5 cents per
kilowatt hour and still pay running
expenses and principal and interest on
the bonds and 'lay aside a fund for
depreciation or new work.
"No obligation is imposed upnn any
one unless the ' rate is reduced. No
person is tied up in case he removes
from the city.
COMPANY ANNOUNCES COX
In making- the announcement of the
Pasadena cut Assistant Gflneral Man
aver Ballard of the Kdison company
said last night:
"Tim 7-cent municipal rate in Pasa
dena has been a losing one for months,
but it is war to the knife and wo
will cut under anything the munl
' clpal plant offers, for we do not in
tend to bo driven out qf Pasadena.
"The municipal plant is losing as
much money us we are, but will not
admit it. Its earnings for the past
i six nionthn are given at $43,4811.22. Of
i this amount $18,000 was for street
tits on a basis of 10 cents per kilo
t hour. There are about 1000 of
se of 40-watt tungsten lights run
g on a flat rate of $12 per year on
nil night moonlight schedule. This
ea 8000 hours of burning per year,
120 kilowatt hours per year per lamp
$12, pr 10 cents per kilowatt hour,
leh is twice as much as Is to bo
rged for private use.
The municipal plant has cut rates
re since this rate went Into effect
i ror private lamps, but the street lamps
"Of the $11,000 thflt is listed as be
ing held for depreciation and exten
| sions, it is safe to say that this is
| not enough to cover depreciation alone
I on a $400,000 plant.
"Another thing. The pnst six months
! were the big months of the year, while
the coming months will lie light, for
i the reason that many homes are shut
! iip and there is not half the light used
in summer evenings as there is in
i the long winter ones. This will give
I the municipal plant less market for
Its light and will not lessen either the
investment or cost of operation.
"There is no doubt of It. Roth plants
are losing money. The municipal plant
Is able to make a showing through its
charge! for street lights, which is at
a hlffh rate.
"We nre In the fight to stay, how
ever and will protect our customers.
The'present «-cent rate will still be 10
lower than the municipal
plant's rate and we will stay Just
ll that much lower than the city
plant, no matter where they carry It.
If we can't nnilce money we will at
least not be driven out of the city."
OROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER near sixth.
A fow people have failed to jtet their # . -f—^ ««
scats for "PAID IN FULL" for this TJ^-j 1/I If-| Hll
week. Are you In on thin? Look at ST CX.I\JL XXX •*■ vl*A
the prices—36o, 800. 75c. Matinees Sat- -~
urday and Sunday, 10c, 2ba and 60c^
HAMBURGER'S MAJESTIC THEATER mbmjniht-.
TAMES X ■"»'" ■"« doußl * blli> " MONBIEUR B"*J!:
J/iiVlX__ J\. CA ,RB" and the one-act drama, "THE
-r-r a /^iTrT^rnrp bibiiopi candlesticks." ph«., ibo,
H AIKRT »00, 75c. 11.00. M.tlneo. Wednesday and
Jt XX_V^X_J--' JL J- SRturday , 25c, 50c. 7(0.
...... , _"
#SV. '\ C^ 'sCTO «. — * MATINEE EVEBT DAT.
, , p—i-r T J *11 ri'reMenllng Always Ihe
Paving Particular At- Vaudeville Best Kuropean and
',^is. faS,.rarja;H V aiiacVllic | , n ,ner,.. n X n ur''A pr«r.c,i.n..|
Frank Fogarty % Hden Grantle y & C o.
"The Dublin Minstrel." « I '"'"I , Tn* *»'l»lor:
T. J. Ryan-Richfield Co. __ James Harngan
"Ma* Haggortys Reception." MatlllCe _Tral? p '"i"' _.
s™*,*^ pbeU -Today B3ff _*. ffi!S?SSL.-
MorrTse" Sisters & Bros. I £J Ollivotti Troubadours
Singing md Dancing. vlolln <tnd aultar>
ORPHEUM MOTION PICTURES.
BVBRT NIGHT—IOc. 25c. 60c. ■ 750. MATINEE DAILY—IOc. 25c. KOo.
fffOS ANGELES THEATRE
ff^jE^m^VA UDE VILLE
Francis White, 8,.y10 Brothers, LITTLE J°«Ph and Myra Dowllng, Frank
The Laugh-O-Scope. HIP -•« True Rice. Billy EUwood.
POPULAR PRICES—IOc, 20c and 30c »-«- t
MATINEK EVKHY DAY—2 SIIOWH EVERY NIGHT.
MASON OPERA HOUSE \ I^.ee U.nd" liVni"'
Week starting Monday. June 20th. Matinee Saturday only, CHARLES FnoiiMAS
presents "the funniest person on the stage today" (Alan Dale. N. Y. American), ,
WILLIAM COLLIER IN
A LUCKY STAR
PRICES—6Oc to 12.00. SEAT SALE THURSDAY, JUNE 1«.
Coming: MRS. MINNIK MADDERN FISKE. _________--_— ———
BT?T Aorn T-TJTT ATTTT? Belancn-Hlackwood Co., l'rops. and Mgrs.
£.LAv>LU 1 Ht,Alr.K matINKKS Thuriidiij, Nntiinlay, Sunday
"TONIGHT AND ALL THIS'WEEK—Lewis S. Stone and the Helasco Company lv
Robart Edeson's biggest success,
The Call of the North
FIRST TIME IN THIS CITY-A GREAT PLAY OF THE HUDSON BAT COUNTRY.
NEXT WEEK "GOING SOME." the succQßßful Shubert comedy. Seats selling.
/""^LUNE'S GRAND AVB. THEATEM
CLUNE'S QJUWD VVK. THEATKH
Walker Bldg.. Between BeTenth «nd Klitlith Street*.
Commrnclnar Saturday Matlni-e, June 1». Advanced
cTVloving Pictures and Songs
MATINEES DAILY. J TO I, EVENINGS 7:15 to 10:30. ADMISSION 10c. l&o and 20Q.
EVY'S CAFE CHANTANT F?££S*vJS?s l S&. <
SSSKSWE IG N O nv de.?y PeDtn^n Cg al"Te^ ti^ o^fcß s DQUA K :
TKTTE V^tl"ti and instrumentalist.; MAY RERDELLE. Dainty and na.hln. In
Musical TalkalOfue; MLLE. BEATRICE-TOE DANCER— Paris Comlque, and KAM
MERMEYEIfS ORCHESTRA. .
rn.Tprcc >rHT?ATirP First St.. near Spring. Princess Favorite
RINI —aa lnc</\l£iK Stock Co. presents the comedy connlomera-
Uon "FUN ON THE MIDWAY." Phull of phun. phast and phurlous. All of tne
favorite fun artists and the prettiest, daintlul dancing and singing chorus In the
cttv TWO SHOWS EVERY NIGHT, 7:45 and 9:16. MATINEE DAILY 3 0 clock. Prices
l(,r.' tOc. 25c. "AMATEUR TRY-OUT FRIDAY NIC.HT."
OT VTV/rmr TUCATTTP ALrHIN AND FARGO offer "THE SKY 1'II.OT."
LYMFIt Ltib.ALh.K. retllrn Df JULES MENDEL. BLOSSOM bbblbt.
WAITerTpENCER. DAVE MORRIS with montb CARTER. ai. FRANKS.
MABEL ITUNYEA and LEONARD BRISBANE—IO Big singing and dancing
nnveltlos. I'HICES—IOc. 20c ami 25c.
BRIEFS FILED IN
Pinchot's Lawyer Grills Secre
tary-Latter's Attorney Says
Case 'Not Proved'
WASHINGTON. June 13.—Briefs
wore filed by the attorneys for the
"prosecution" and "dot,use" with the
Ballinger-Pinc.luit investigating com
The committee did not meet today
but will assemble next Saturday to
prepare for its deliberations. Attor
ney Brandeis. counsel for former Spe
cial Agent Glavis, and Attorney Pep
per, counsel for former Forester Pin
cm it, contend in their briefs that the
evidence adduced during the investi
gation has shown that Secretary Bal
linger Ik unlit to administer the affairs
of the public domain because of an ob
vious leaning toward a policy of dis
truslon instead of "conservation" of
the people's lands. They condemn his
attitude toward the champions of con
gervatlon and charge him with caus
ing embarrassment to the president
and loss to the people. Kqually insis
tent that Mr. Balllnger's aetlon.s in an
out of the Interior department have
not been open to criticism, Attorney
Vertrees, counsel for the .secretary, de
clares that none of the accusations
made against him has been sustained
by the presentation of fact.
Mr. Vertrees attempts to show by
the evidence thai there has been a
conspiracy afoot to secure Mr. Bal
llnger'a removal from office because
he did not approve of the so-called
The brief prepared by (llavis' at
torneys. Louis s. Brandela, George
Rubles and Joseph P. Cotton, jr., is a
voluminous printer! document of be
tween 50,000 and 60,000 words, and is
divided into seventeen chapters. It
Bays in part:
"The best defense that Mr. Ballinger
has offered is that he was ignorant of
the situation in Alaska and that all
of the acts for which he was criti
cised were performed by subordinates,
for whom lie is not responsible. Such
a defense is enough to condemn him."
Another chapter charges that after
Mr. Ballinger retired from the land
office and resumed the practice of law
lie acted as attorney for the Cunning
BRAKDBBfI SL\MS I.A\VI,EB
Continuing the brief says:
"A deluge of typewritten matter came
to the president from the interior de
partment in answer to the Glavis re
port. Those answers wore supplement
ed by oral .statements and arguments
made by Secretary Ballinger and Oscar
LAWler, assistant attorney general of
the interior department, in their in
terview with the president on Septem
ber 6 and 7, and finally by the draft
of a letter exonerating Mr. Ballinger,
prepared by Lawler, his appointee, and
in effect his subordinate, a man who
had ;i special grudge against Glavis
and who in that draft of letter declared
Glavis guilty of falsehood, of the .sup
pression of the truth and of neglect of
duty, thus condemning Glavia on evi
dence he had never seen and of course
had no opportunity to meet on argu
ments that he had never heard, and
what is even more, on charges of the
preferring of which against him he had
no knowledge whatever."
Attorney George W. Pepper, counsel
for Glfford Plnchot, in his brief quotes
the record at great length as going
to shsw that Ballinger misled the
prMldant In presenting to him his own
relation to tho Alaskan coal cases, in
explaining 1 his course in restoring
p.uvcr sites and his attitude toward the.
reclamation service. Mr. Pepper con
tends that tho president certainly
would have taken Borne vigorous action
to save the efficiency of the reclama
tion service when Pinchot churned thai
it was In danger of disintegration from
Biiillnger's administration, had ho not
been misled by the secretary's ;is
wuranee that no Intimations of trouble
had ever come to him from the chief
of that service. Asserting that the
original charge of deception made
against Ballinger had been cor
roborated by his conduct on the wit
ness stand, Mr. Pepper says that Hal
linger was compelled to take direct
issues of veracity with different wit
nesses, and that first statements on
tho stp.nd have. In a number of in
stances, been contradicted by admls-
Hions subsequently wrung from him on
cross-examination or by the terms of
tho documents subsequently produced.
NO I'KOOK A<iAINBT NKCKKTARY
John J. Vertrees, attorney for Bal
linger, after making an exhaustive re
view of the evidence before the com
"When we consider how baseless and
groundless this accusation agalaet Mr.
Ballinger is, and the loud and vehem
ent cries of those who have urge* it
on, we recall the language of Fauvety,
a juryman In the days of the Reign of<
Terror In France. Referring to onej
who served with him, Fauvety says:|
"My colleague Is worth nothing—abso-'
lutely nothing. He requires proofs, an
In the ordinary tribunals of the old
regime. We sometimes have very sharp
Mr. Vertrees insists that neither the
official nor professional acts of his
client are open to criticism, and de
clares that nonf of tho accusations
made against him have been sustained
by presentation of facts. He says tho
accusations are tho results of a con
spiracy against him, and quotes freely
from the evidence before the commit
tee in an attempt to prove, the ex
istence of a plot Involving former Sec
retary Garfield and former Forester
Plnchot to secifre his removal from
"First of all, it is to be borne In
mind that Mr. Ballinger, neither
directly or indirectly, at any time, was
interested In any cqal lands in Alaska,"
says Mr. Vertrees.
DICE GAME ALMOST LEADS
TO LYNCHING OF NEGROES
CHICAGO, June 13.— Chicago came |
near having a lynching yesterday when
the lives of six negroes who attacked
three white men while engaged In a
game of craps in a vacant lot along
the Illinois Central railroad tracks, be
tween East Twenty-fourth and Bast
Twenty-fifth streets', were threatened
by a mob of nearly 5000 persons. I
During the riot which followed the
necrQM drew revolvers and fired sev
eral shots into the crowd. They then
turned and ran, pursued by the crowd
which had been watching a ball gairi<
in the same lot. |
Te mob attempted to take the pris
oners away and the police were com«i
pelled to draw their revolvers to pre
vent the crowd from carrying out thei
threats. Cries of "Lynch 'em!" wer
heard from all sides as the pollcemei
were taking the negroes to the sta
tion. ••, |
The fight started when one of th<
white men in the crap game accusei
one of the negroes of cheating^
You can buy it, peii:ai>a at many piacea, bu
there's on* BE3T plaot to buy U-U4 tbMi