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F J FT Y-NIXTH YEAR. XO. 129.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1910. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Proves His Hostility to
Conservation in St.
Fair and slightly cooler tonight.
Thursday, partly cloudy.
Temperature at 7 a. m, 35. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hourB, 48;
minimum in 12 hours, 35. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m.. 3 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, none. Stage of water, 6.8
feet. Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 45,
at 7 a. m. 79.
J. M. SHER1ER,
ALARM IS NEEDLESS
County Too Great to Be Scar
ed Minimizes the Glavis
St. Paul, MlnnA March 16. Ac
cording to SecretarXof the Interior
Ballinger, who Is in Nft. Paul today
- to address the Mlnnet.ta conserva
tion convention, the insuSgent move
ment is something like fantasy,
also a mirage, and the .'ellinger
Pinchot hearing in Washington is of
less importance In the east t. an in
Can Clear Tp Everything.
Speaking of the investigation
the Glavis charges now going on in
Washington, Ballinger said: "So far
nothing has been brought to light
but suspicions, inuendos and intima
tions. These I shall be able to dis
sipate as soon as my evidence is in."
Must Look WlM to Him.
St. Paul. Minn., March. 16. As ar
dent an advocate of wise conservation
as the most radical, was the way in
which Secretary Ballinger of the in
terior department, in a speech today
before the state conservation conven
tion, expressed his policy in regard
to the public land question. "But,"
he added, "It must be wise conserva
tion to appeal to me."
Secretary Ballinger declared himself
out of sympathy with those radicals
who fear that all natural resources
are being used up without any con
sideration for future generations.
Rlrhest of All.
"Our country," he said, "is the rich
est .of ,, alL-ln natural resources. Its
soil, Its minerals, its coal its Iron,. Its
granite. Its limestone, Its vCater power
and its climate possess immeasura
ble wealth, and, if properly ptilized,
contain sufficient resources to care for
all probable increase in the population
of our country in the years to come."
He said that while "the doctraln
aires figure that the coal deposits of
the United States and Alaska will be
exhausted in a period of about 100
years, the fact is that, according to
the production of coal In the United
States at the close of 1908, only 0.4
of 1 per cent of the original supply
of coal had been exhausted, leaving
as the apparent supply still available
99.6 per cent of the original supply,
or coal enough to last, as some claim,
for a period of 7,000 years."
"After long indifference on the part
of the people as to the public domain."
he declared, "a deep concern has sud
denly arisen respecting the remnant
of the national estate, with a wholly
exaggerated notion of what should be
done with it by the government. There
is much talk about the conservation
of our natural resources, and nebulous
theories that sound good to the ear,
but are impossible of practical appli
cation to existing conditions, are ad
vanced. Between the hysteria that
exists on the one side and the tenden
cy to despoil the public domain on
the other, we will, it is hoped, be able
to find the true policy of the govern
ment." He expressed the opinion that "a
greater obligation rests upon the
states than upon the general govern
ment to inaugurate laws to prevent
waste in the utilization of national re
sources." There has been a grossly
exaggerated notion among some peo
ple, he declared, as to what the gen
eral government can do In conserving
tha natural resources that lie in the
deposits of minerals, and are contain
ed in the soils and the streams. For
the most part, he pointed out, they
have passed into private ownership
and are under the municipal owner
ship of the states.
Leave tl to States.
"It seems to me," he continued,
"that we should not try to impose the
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 6:04, rises 6:04; day's
length, 12 hours; moon sets 12:41 a. m.;
1 a. m., eastern time, all Jupiter's four
visible satellites closely grouped.
TO FRY THE FAT
Democrats in Congress Charge
Wade Ellis Got Post for a
LEARNED MANY SECRETS
Now Prepared to Get Sinews of War
With Which to Save Adminis
tration in Elections.
HE SHOWS UP
George Fitch Calls Repub
lican Editors' Meet
CALLED FOR CANNON
Members Not Given Chance to
Express Themselves on
Peoria. 111., March 16. George C.
Fitch, editor of the Herald-Transcript,
who bolted the meeting of the Illinois
Republican Editorial association in
Springfield yesterday because resolu-
Cannon and his house rules, last night
COME TO MEDIATE
Knapp and Neill on Way to Chi
cago to Avert Firemen's
PHILADELPHIA. GIVES UP
Negotiations Between Oar Company
and Men Broken Off Union
Washington, March 16. Chair
man Knapp of the Interstate com
merce commission and Dr. Charles
P. Neill, commissioner of labor, left
for Chicago today to undertake the
adjustment of the controversy be
tween the railways and employes.
Make Strike More Effective.
Philadelphia, March 16. Despairing
of making further progress toward a
settlement with the company, tha
strike committee today renewed ef
forts to make the general strike so
effective that the transit officials
would be forced to come to a satisfac
Reach Jfo Peace Plan.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 16.
The conferences with George H.
Attorney General Wicker-
sham Reviews Sins of
Standard Oil .
IN CLOSING ARGUMENT
Trust Not Only Exacted Rai
Rebates but Levied Tribute
Washington, March 16. The clos
ing arguments in the contest over
the dissolution of Standard Oil are
being made this afternoon in the su
preme court of the United States.
D. T. Watson of Pittsburg and John
Hibernian For A Day
Washington, March 16. Whether
Wade H. Ellis, now in charge of the
republican campaign, is still on the
. roll of the government as an offl
cla. qf the department of justice was
the .ject of bitter debate in the
house yesterday. Minority Leader
Champ Clark insisted on knowing, in
connection with appropriations for the
department of justice, whether Mr.
Ellis had actually ceased to draw his
salary as assistant attorney general
since he had taken charge of the Ohio
campaign. AIt. Tawney expressed his
confidence that Mr. Ellis no longer
had any salary from the government.
Let on the Inalde.
"This is not the first time that men
who have obtained confidential InJor
mation In public office which , might
be of great value in the conduct of a
campaign have been selected for such
duty," shouted Mr. Fitzgerald of New
York. "Mr. Ellis has had an oppor
tunity to get information that can be
very valuable in 'frying the fat,' which
is the technical republican expression,
and with that power he may save the
fate of the president in his own state
in the coming campaign.'
"Wade Ellis is still on the pay roll
of the department of justice, and will
probably stay there," shouted Repre
sentative Weisse of Wisconsin, enter
ing the house from the democratic
cloakroom, where, he explained, he
had telephoned the department to get
this Information about Mr Ellis.
fiat Relieved at Once.
Mr. Ellis issued a statement last
night saying he resigned his office as
assistant to the attorney general on
March 1 to accept the chairmanship of
the republican state executive com
mittee of Ohio and that he expected
to be relieved of his duties in Wash
ington immediately, but that, because
"Now that my successor is appoint
he was asked to continue.
"Now that my successor Is appoint
ed I am relieved from further obliga
tion in this respect and my service
with the government is wholly ter
minated," he said.
Referring to campaign contributions,
Mr. Ellis said: "The laws of Ohio
forbid any corporation making a con
tribution for political purposes. T
shall neither solicit nor accept a con
tribution from any corporation."
but frequently he was led off Into the
law of the case He seemed Incline
to leave many of these points for the
discussion of Attorney General Wlck-
ersham. Particularly was this true as
to the point of common ownership of
Standard Oil property urged by the
defense to have existed both before
and after the organization of the al
leged illegal combination in 1899.
Time after time the court manifest
ed its keen Interest In the case by sub
jecting the counsel before it to
series of queries. They were partlcu
larly anxious to know about the com
mon ownership claimed by the Stand
ard Oil counsel and to get the various
interpretations of the meaning which
should be given to monopoly, as used
in the Sherman anti-trust act.
Mllbura Cloaca Plea,
"This company has been under
search as no other concern has ever
been," said Mr. Milburn in closing.
"The power of the United States gov
ernment as it exists has reached right
into the vitals of this organization.
"Here is an organization that has
had a continuous life for 40 years.
don't say the men In it have never
done anything wrong. Judge us, I ask
you. by human standards. I have no
doubt it has done things that it. has
had no right to do. But it has done
this: It has fought for the marketing
of an American product; for the de
livery of an American product all over
the inhabitable globe. It has built it
up with capital and undaunted com-
age. We beg of this court that if we
are found to be doing wrong, enjoin
us from doing that, but In the name
of Jus Ice do not destroy the organi
zation' which has accomplished such
results unless there is nothing else
Auto Nearly Runs Down Wo
man and Barely Misses '
LEAVING FOR CHICAGO
K.xecutive to Speak at St. Patrick's
lay Banquet Tomorrow and
Make Swing East.
Bankers Declare There is
No General Demand for
White Slave Measure Ready for
Signature Cummins Con
tinues His Speech.
Washington, March 18. Hearings la
the postal savings bank bill, which,
recently passed the senate and is now
in the house, began before the houso
committee on postofflces and post roads
today. Representatives of the Ameri
can Bankers' association stated their
objections to the postal savings banks.
B. R. Guerney. vice president of tha
First National bank of Fremont, Neb..
and member of the executive council
of the Bankers' association, said the
establishment of a postal savings
bank in Nebraska would cause with
drawals of large amounts of money
from banks of that state, ' seriously
upsetting business. There was no
general demand, he thought, for pos
tal savings banks in his state. Na
tional and state banks were able, h-
said, to take care of all banking busi
Honae Approves Dead Control.
Washington, March 16. An amend
ment to the railroad bill providing that
the interstate commerce commission
shall supervise the Issuance of stocks
nd bonds and fix the price at which
they shall be offered for sale wa
adopted today by the house committee.
A am U-kl- (I... A 4
Washington, March 1 -President WashJnton March. 16
Taft left beje atarnJIcnra went' was reached today by the con
ferees, on the "white slave" bill and
the measure will become a law as soon
The Irish Societies of Chicago Will nntertain President
Soil Brought Over for the Purpose. News Item.
Taft Tomorrow. He Will Stand on a Bit of Irish
(Continued on Page Seven.)
OF LONG LIVED
FAMILY TO DIE
Chilllcothe. Mo., March 16. The
death of Mrs. Anna Bolcurt at Moline,
Kan., yesterday at the age of 106 is
the first break In the circle of "her
family, which is believed to hold all
records for longevity. William Hamil
ton, a brother, of Franklin county,
Kansas, is 9!; a sister, Mrs. Sarai
Byrne of Rushville, 111., is 102, and
another brother, James Hamilton, liv
ing In southwestern Missouri, la 103.
A ROYAL DINNER
King Victor Emmanuel of Italy Plans
Honor for Former President.
Rome, March 16. King Victor
Emmanuel has decided to give a din
ner in honor of former President
Roosevelt upon the occasion of the
latter's visit to thlj city. The guests
will Include Mrs. Roosevelt, Kermit
and Miss Ethel, American Ambassador
Leishman, Mrs. Leishman and other
members of the American embassy.
and Minister of Foreign Affairs Guic
ciardlnl. Khartum, March 16. The Roose
velt s paid a second visit to Omdurman
today. One object of the excursion
was to witness a Sudanese regiment
After the parade and review of
troops Roosevelt entered the business
center of the town, where he found
Egyptian and Soudanese boys lined
up to greet him. He addressed the
boys briefly and they gave him three
Two Man Event to Cincinnati.
Detroit, Mich., March 16. Albert
Dalker and Ed Wetterman of Cincin
nati won the $50O prize for first place
in the two man event at the bowling
tournament with 1,231, made March 6.
Direct Suffrage Bill Passed.
Berlin, March 16. A bill for the re
form of the Prussian electoral system
was passed by the diet today. It sub
stitutes direct suffrage for indirect.
gave out an interview explaining his
"The conrentlon of editors at
Springfield contained about a fifth of
the republican editors of the state."
said Mr. Fitch. "They were chosen
carefully, and many of them were
chaperoned to the place of meeting by
gentlemen higher up.
Were Dictated To.
"This convention attempted to dic
tate the future policies of the republi
can editors of Illinois, and it was the
earnest desire of the promoters of the
meeting that it should show to tha
country at large that Illinois republ'.
can editors are unanimously behind
Mr. Cannon and his method of con
"This is a thousand miles from the
truth, and the attempt would have
met a more vigorous rebuke had the
presiding officer been so Indiscreet as
to call for the nays. The resolution
was jammed through in strictly Can
non fashion. No remarks were asked
for and none were wanted.
Called for One Purpose.
"The editors were there for one pur
pose to help Mr. Cannon's candidacy.
After they had voted there was no
further use for them and they went
home. I believe the republican eui
tors of Illinois are able to frame their
own policies within their party with
out the help of federal officeholders,
and I made my protest simply and
solely against the using of Illinois edi
tors against their will In the Cannon
fight. The Herald-Transcript concurs
in the rest of the resolutions and is as
ever standing solidly on republican
Earle have not resulted in any plan
or suggestion for the settlement of
the car men's strike, and negotia
tions are therefore to be considered
ended," was the official statement is
sued last night by the general strike
committee of ten.
President E. E. Oreenwalt of the
state federation of labor last night
issued a call to labor unions in all
parts of the state to take a general
strike vote and hold themselves in
readiness to respond to a call for
a state-wide sympathetic strike,
which was authorized at the recent
convention of the state federation of
labor in Newcastle, Pa.
SPECIAL GRAND JURY
PROBES MOB ATTACK
Cairo, 111., March 16. A special
grand Jury, called by Judge Butler, met
this afternoon to investigate the at
tack on the jail last month by a mob.
Price Shoe Company Dissolves.
Springfield, 111., March 16. (Special.)
The Price Shoe company of Rock
Island today certified to the dissolu
tion of the corporation and surrendered
Its charter to the secretary of state.
Washington, March 16. A petition
praying for the independence of the
Philippines was presented to the sen
ate today by Senator Crane. It is
signed by about 100 prominent citi
zens of the United States, headed by
Alton B. Parker of New York, former
ly democratic candidate for president.
Danish Explorer Dead.
Copenhagen, March 16. Commodore
Hovgaard, the Danish arctic explorer,
IN NEW JERSEY
Trenton. N. J., March 16. Jus
tices Reed, Trenchard and Minturn,
sitting as a branch of the state su
preme court, this afternoon on ap
plication of the packing companies,
granted a rule that cause be shown
why a writ of certiorari should not
issue to carry up for review Justice
Swayzee's order directing the com
panies to bring their books into New
Jersey for. Inspection.
Another Pleada. .
New York, March 16 Another in
dicted official of the Chicago meat
packing companies. Lemuel B. Pat
terson, vice president of the Na
tional Packing company, appeared
voluntarily in the New Jersey court
common pleas at Jersey City, and en
tered a plea of not guilty to the re
cently found indictment charging
conspiracy and restrain of trade, tie
was released on 7-500 hail.
G. Johnson of Philadelphia argued
for Standard Oil and Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham for the government.
Levied Tribute from Others.
In his closing arguments Attorney
General Wickersham, reviewing the
business methods of Standard Oil,
said "it not only required rebates on
its own shipments, but it levied trib
ute on shipments of competitors.
What wonder they grew, what won
der they became rich, they grew rich
er and richer until it became a na
tional scandal, until the courts and
legislatures were appealed to. Then
and only then did they consent that
railroads might carry other people's
business on the same terms as their
Paints Other Side.
Washington, March 16. The govern
ment opened in the great Standard
Oil life and death struggle before the
supreme court yesterday. Frank B.
Kellogg of St. Paul painted the other
side of the giant combination. The
arraignment was bitter.
A crowd as dense as the rules gov
erning the admission of spectators to
the supreme court chamber permit
followed the duel between the oppos
ing counsel John G. Milburn, who
completed the argument for the cor
poration begun on Monday, and the
administration's special trust buster
In the person of Mr. Kellogg. D. T.
Watson spoke for 20 minutes for the
corporation at the close of the day.
Sees Oil Men aa Plratea.
It was Mr. Kellogg's aim to shatter
the statements made by Mr. Milburn
picturing the standard Oil company as
a developer of American industry and
commerce and its personally dominant
figures as men whose genius was a
blessing. The government's special
counsel pictured the genius of the
men as the genius of piracy.
He declared they had waved the
black flag over the land as the buc
caneers of old waved it over the sea.
He declared that, left to operate as it
has been doing. Standard Oil in a few
years would control every 'industry in
the country. He declared the giant
corporation had not built up the oil
business, but had made itself great
by throttling competition, and he as- i
serted that never had the corporation
reduced prices except when temporary
competition compelled It to do so.
Leaves Much to Wlrkmham.
His object was to give a history cf
the Standard Oil and its activities,
whiah.hA denominated as monopolistic.
over the Pennsylvania railroad. He
due there at' 8 o'clock Thursday
morning. From Chicago the president
ill "swing around the circle" to
Rochester, Albany, New York, New
Haven, Providence, and will not be in
Washington until March 23.
Almost Klxures In Accident.
Shortly after leaving the White
house on the way to the station the
president had an extremely exciting
moment. The big White house auto
mobile bearing him and his aide, Cap
tain Butt, narrowly escaped running
down a woman. The car, running at
good speed, was crossing Fourteenth
street wlidi a woman darted In front
of the machine. Inttantly the chauf
feur applied the brakes, bringing the
machine to a sudden stop.
Leaps to Feet.
The president, seeing the Impending
accident, was on his feet in an instant
and shouted a warning. The car then
continued on Its way and narrowly
missed hitting a trolley car. The pres
ident was gratified there was no seri
Urrrted at llarrlnliura:
Harrisburg, Pa., March 10. Presi
dent Taft was greeted upon his ar
rival here by a large crowd. The
president came out and bowed to the
crowd as the train left at 12:o'J for
as signed by the president. The pro
vision which made it a felony to fur
nish a ticket to send a person from
one state, territory or district Into
another state, territory or district for
the purpose of prostitution was elim
inated from the bill.
The senate opposed this Interstate
commerce feature on the theory 't
might easily be abused and innocent,
persons charitably lnclinod be perse
cuted under the provision.
Washington. March 16. Senator
Cummins today resumed his speech la
opposition to the railroad bill. He as
serted the transfer of the defense of
suits from the interstate commerce
commission to the Judiciary depart
ment would cripple the efficient en
forcement of the law.
BRITISH IN CLASH
Oflirials Have Tight in I lust Africa
aixl I elation of Countries
WILL FRAME LAW TO
Commission Authorized by Legisla
ture Is 'amel by Governor
Springfield, 111., March 16. The em
ployers' liability commission was to
day appointed by the governor. The
commission will draft a law regarding
liability of employers In iccidcnts to
employes. The members are:
Representing the employes Patrick
Carr, Iadd: George Golden, Chicago;
M. J. Boyle, Chicago; Daniel J. Gor
man, Peoria; John Flora, Chicago; Ed
win R. Wright, Chicago.
Representing the employers Ira G.
Rawn, Monon rnilroad; E. T. Bent,
Illinois Coal Operators' association ;
P. A. Peterson. Rockford; Charles
Piez. Chicago; Robert E. Conway, East
St.' Louis; Mason B. Starring, No-th-western
Elevated Railway, Chicago.
Lisbon, March 16. The Diarlo an
nounces that a serious conflict be
tween PortugueFe arid British offlrlals
engaged In delimiting the frontier has
occurred at Tete, on the southern bank
of the Zambesi river. In Portugese
East Africa, and that ns a result lively
notes are now being exchanged be
tween Portugal and Gnat Bri'aln,
Work of Day In Congress
M. POITEL, DUEZ
Paris, March 10. M. Poitel. former
ly secretary to Duez, the embezzling j
government liquidator. was arrested. to- j
Washington, March lfi. Following Is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
Xl" ATK Senator Cummin took up
the ttm of the M'jiiito will) H pep;! uu
the piiiillnic t i 1 1 to amiiid the Inter
state c(immHT law. In th course of
lila remark Senator Cummins referred
to a report that the president had stated
that any senator who did not support
the measure would put out of 1 1 - re
publican pHrty organisation. Mr. Cum
mins replied to thl by fsaylnjr h could
not vote for the Mil. Adjourned until
tod a v.
IIOISB The house pr.ssrd the lcKts.
lative. executive and Judicial MM up.
proprlatlnjr nearly 3-,u".0o0. Adjourn,
ed until today.
A SHIP WRECK
AND 40 DROWN
Lisbon, March 16. The Portujiosd
day charged with the misappropriation BOY"UUI ul -
of $0,000 dollars in connection witn Portuguese bark reported yes erday
it. , v . . as lost in the storm off Pico island,
the sale of church property. 8 ... . '
Forty lives were lost, and
IndUna Bank Robbed.
Van Buren. Ind., March 16. Burg
lars robbed the Van Buren bank last
nisht and escaped with $1,500 in gold.
23 passengers and crew saved. The
bodies of 28 persons have been wash
ed ashore. .