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FIFTY-NINTII YEAR. NO. 257.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1910. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
I V I' ll II
Calls the Conservationists
Fanatics and Dema
gogues. SEEKING POPULARITY
Declares He Opposes Standing
in Way of Development of
Portland, Ore., Aug. 12. Secretary
of the Interior Richard A. Ballinger,
who was the guest of honor today at a
noon-day luncheon given by the Com
mercial club, addressed his hosts on
tli 9 subject of conservation.
"What is there about it that calls
-for excitement, bitterness of spirit or
contention " said Secretary Ballinger.
"Nothing. The explanation of popular
excitement is in the fact that many
I-ecple have been led to believe that
conservation holds the secret of our
national well-being. The demagogue,
the fanatic, the sentimentalist, the fad
dv are crusading under the banner of
c(-:nervation, mainly because it is pop
u cr and holds the attention of the
fcoi,r. Their energies might be equally
employed on any other human virtue
Vvith the same argument, but such re
fci::;ers are more like torrents, gener-ri-jy
doing more damage by floods
tl an by the steady flow of useful
"Beyond the matter of agitation
Y,hat has the doctrinaire accomplished,
i:nles3 it be the hysteria of conserva
tion? Has he suggested any practical
mtthods by way of legislation for dis
posing of the remainder of the public
lrndi so as to give the public better
safeguards against existing abuses?
The fact is that all the substantial pro
giess raade in this direction has been
tracked by the last congress as the
result of recommendations initiated by
Secretary Ballinger said that ex
treme conservation theories in their
last analysis mean government owner
si. jp and operation. He said they pro
ceed on the theory that the states are
un to be trusted to take care of their
natural resources. He said that be
cause some of the states have been
wasteful or their officers corrupt, it
does not follow that no state can
srfely manage its own affairs in this
particular. He said that in view of the
fact that the states control and own
water for development it would seem
tbnt the most feasible and practical
method would be to transfer these
Bites to the states under proper lfmita
time to prevent injurious monoply. He
decared that the contention that the
interior department may, under any ex
iLting laws, exact a charge from the
pullic for the use of these power sites
is utterly without foundation.
nuy Coal Klsewhere.
Taking up the subject of Alaska coal
lands he called attention to the fact
that with 1.200 square miles of known
cral area, containing an estimated
amount of 15.000,000,000 tons, some of
the very best quality. Alaska buys
most of its coal from British Colum
bia and the Knited States navy on me
Fr.ific obtains its coal from the Poca
hontas fields of West Virginia at a cost
to the government of seven dollars per
ton of which S" per ton is represented
bp the freight charges. If the mines of
Alaska were in operation coal could be
liid down at Portland at from $3 to $4
p?r ton. He said Alaska never has
had adequate laws to cover the dispo
Fition of its public lands. To make
them adequate, however, is one of the
bvidens of this administration, which
wii doubtless be met and solved as
other equally d'fTicult duties have been
solved by it.
WonM -Withhold .None.
Secretary Ballinger declared he ls
opposed to withholding any lands in
the- public domain that are capable of
fc.i-.ing strength and permanent pros
perity to the country in agriculture,
commerce or industry.
"The department of the interior is
one of the executive branches ot tne
government, instituted by law and,
therefore, necessarily administered un
vv the law." said Mr. Ballinger.
"The public domain was left by the
constitution to the disposition of con
gress and congress has seen fit to au
thorize the interior department, under
legislative limitations, to dispose of
the public domain. Therefore any dis
position sought to be made by me can
b made only in view of the law and
within the law. All questions of policy,
all criticisms to all proper disposition
of public lands, must necessarily be
referred to and controlled by the law
making body established by the consti
tution. It has become practice with
many people, either through ignorance
o? these conditions or a dlsjositlon to
Ignore them, to charge the Interior de
partment with the responsibility of the
deposition of the public domain re-j
Generally fair tonight and Saturday,
not much change in temperature.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 66. Maximum
temperature In last 24 hours, 87; mini
rr.um in 12 hours, 64; Velocity of wind
at 7 a, m., 2 miles per hour. Precipita.
tion, none. Relative humidity at 7 p.
m., 39; at 7 a. m., 76.
St. Paul i .6 .0
It-d Wing .7 .0
Reed's Landing .9 .0
La Crosse 2 .1
Prairie du Chien .1 .0
Diibuque 2 .0
Clinton 3 .1
Le Claire , .1 .1
Davenport 2 .0.
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
siss-ppi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From nopn today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:58. rises 5:04; moon sets
10:42 p. m.; S:53 p. m.. eastern time,
moon at first quarter in constellation
Libra; 1:30 p. m.. moon at apogee, far
thest from earth: distant 251.100 miles.
gardless of its duty to obey end keep
within the statutes of congress.
Stand on Rectitude.
"Standing securely upon my con
scious rectitude in the endorsement of
the laws and regulations as laid down
bp congress In these particulars, he
criticism of the ignorant or the ma
linous of the conduct of the interior
department are impotent and will fail
of interrupting the regular and orderly
ctnirse of conduct laid down by the
law for the administration of the pub
STARVES TO DEATH
Miss Virginia Wardlaw, Indict
ed for Slaying Ocey Snead,
Dies a Prisoner.
REFUSED TO TAKE FOOD.
Demise In Some Respects Like That
of Her Alleged Victim May
Free Accused Sisters.
hcewaTbr-KrA&'lZ- Miss Vir
ginia Wardlaw, one of the sisters un
der Indictment on the charge of the
murder of Mrs. Ocey W. M. Snead, the
East Orange bath tub victim, died in
the house of detention yesterday after
noon. Death was due, say physicians, to
starvation. The fate of the aged wo
man in this respect paralleled that of
her alleged victim, for the doctors who
examined Ocey Snead said her ail
ments were due to lack of nourishing
In the opinion of Jail attendants,
Miss Wardlaw deliberately starved her
self to death. This has revived ru
mors, circulated at the time of Ocey
Snead's death, that a suicide compact
existed between Miss Wardlaw and her
Prisoner Had Concealed Food.
For several weeks Miss Wardlaw's
condition had been growing worse, and
last Monday she was removed from
the jail to the house of detention. In
the cell she had occupied was found a
quantity of stale food which the pris
oner had concealed.
At the aged woman's bedside when
she died were her sister, Mrs. Richard
Pringle, and her brother, Rev. Albert
Wardlaw of Christianburg, Va., who
had been called here when her condi
tion became alarming.
Indicted Siwtern 'ot l'renent.
The other sisters, Mrs. Caroline B.
Martin and Mrs. Mary W. Snead, joint
ly indicted with her, were in their jail
cells as she expired. They were sent
for, but the jailor refused to allow
them to visit the house of detention
without the word of a physician that
their sister was at the point of death.
What effect Virginia Wardlaw's death
will have on the fate of her sisters is
still to be determined. She was the
dominating influence of the strange
household, and predictions are made
that Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Snead may
never be brought to trial.
VALUATION SET ON
Chicago, Aug. 12. The physical val
ue of the Consolidated Traction com
ptny whose trackage aggregates 184
mief: in Chicago and suburbs, wa3
placed' at ?4, 73.042 by the expert valu
ation committee today. The valuation
is made in connection with the attempt
to reorganize the street car companies
in this city.
OET HALF MORE
Sulphur, Okla., "Aug1. 12. That Mc
Murray had contracts with the Indians
by which in a sale of their lands he
would receive not only $3,000,000 as at
torney's fees, but also $1,500,000 in
other fees was testified to by George
W. Scott before the special congres
sional committee today. Scott acted as
az asc-at cr JttcMurray, . ...
Rhode Island Senator Says
He Has No Interest
in Rubber. .
BIFFS FOR J. BRISTOW
Slams Kansas Insurgent and
Others of His Faith in De
Washington. D. C, Aug. 12. Sen
ator Nelson W. Aldrich has "come
In a letter made public here last
night, the Rhode Island senator
makes denial in detail and in their
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entirety .of the charges made against
him by Senator Joseph L. Brlstow of
Kansas In recent campaign speeches
dealing with the tariff on rubber.
Incidentally, Mr. Aldrich pays his
respects In caustic language to Sen
ator Bristow and what he terms a
"little group of men" entertaining
opinions similar to those of the Kan
san. Addreaaed to McKtnley. "
The letter is addressed to William
B. McKinley of Illinois, chairman of
the Republican congressional com
mittee, and was sent to the head
quarters of the committee ,in this
city. The explanation of the rubber
duties and the denial of the charges
made by Mr. Bristow are based upon
the fact that Mr. Aldrich was called
upon by a Republican candidate for
congress to furnish the facts connect
ed with the changes made in the re
cent tariff act.
Tackles Cbararea In Detail.
Referring to the charges made by
Mr. Bristow as "absurd misstate
ments," Mr. Aldrich says the persist
ent reiteration of them impelled him
to. make a full statement. At the
outset of his long letter the senator
divides the speeches by Mr. Bristow
into five parts, each of which con
tained a specific charge. He then
dealt with these in order.
In the first place, the senator de
clares, the increase from 30 to 35
per" cent on a small number of arti
cles of manufactured rubber was for
the purpose of making the tariff uni
form on kindred articles and facili
tating the labors of the custom offi
cials. In that connection he makes
public a letter to him from General
.Thad S. Sharretts, a member of the
New York board of general apprais
ers, asserting that the change was
advisable and had been agreed to
unanimously by the senate and house
committees and by the conferees on
the tariff bill at the earnest solicita
tion of the tariff experts of the treas
TSo Pectin in T-y Interest.
Laying particular stress upon this
charge made by Mr. Bristow, the
chairman of the senate finance com
mittee says that "neither I nor any
member of my family ever has had
any pecuniary interest as to whether
the rates on manufactures of rubber
were 30, 35, or 300 per cent, -or
whether crude rubber was on the
free or dutiable list."
Dealing then with charges that the
Intercontinental Rubber company, of
which he is. a director. Is a trust, that
It advanced the price of crude rub
ber and controlled the world's, sup-
ply, and that the company had paid
enormous dividends. Mr. Aldrich
greats each separately and at great
Hits by Inference.
Without raising any Issue concern
ing the "progressive" campaign gen
erally. Mr. Aldrich referred to Mr.
Brlstow and his immediate associates
as follows :-
"In the tariff discussion of other
days the advocates of the protective
policy usually have been called to
meet in debate men with convictions
on the subjects democrats of char
acter, whose theories of government
differed completely from those held
by republican protectionists men
who had some regard for the accu
racy of their statements and some
knowledge of the subjects they dis
cussed. "Now, attacks upon a republican
president and republican measures
are led by men whose political ex
istence depends upon their capacity
and to this there seems to be no
limit for misrepresentations and
the ignorance of their adherents.
Strangely enough, this little group of
men small In number has arro
gated to Itself the leadership of the
progressives, and its members prate
about the treatment of the tariff as
a moral question."
Wendllng In Louisville.
Louisville. Ky.. Auk. 12. JoseDh
Wendllng, arrested In San Francisco
on a charge of murdering Alma Kell
ner, arrived in Louisville at 8:25 this
morning and was taken to the city
Wendllng, on advice of his attorney,
refused to answer questions put by the
commonwealth's attorney, and was re
manded to jail.
FLOOD DAMAGE IN
Thousands of Homes Submerged
and Millions of Loss-.
Tokio, Aug. 12. The devastation
wrought by the recent floods is appal
ing. Whole villages and towns have
teen washed away and many lives
lost. In the lower sections of Tokio
alone 30,000 houses were submerged.
The Inhabitants are destitute and
threatened with starvation. The mone
tary loss amounts to millions of dol
lars. SUSPENSION FOR
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 12. The Detroit
Journal says today: "Manager Hugh
Jennings of the Detroit baseball team
has" been indefinitely suspended by
President Johnson, of the American
league. Jennings was ordered from
Bennett park here Wednesday by Um
pire Kerin for disputing a decision
when Coombs, of Philadelphia, struck
omc Ty Cobb."
LATHAM HIGH IN
AIR OVER PARIS
Paris, Aug. 12. Hubert Latham,
coming from Bouy, flew over Paris at
a Mgh altitude today and landed at
Isey Les Moulineaux, winning . the
Faicc prize of $2,000. Latham's time
was two hours, 18 minutes and 56 sec
onds. ROBERT TREAT PA1ME DEAD
President of Peace Society Succumbs
at Waltham, Mass.
Waltham, Mass., Aug. 12. Robert
Treat Paine, president of the American
Peace society and widely known as a
philanthropist, died at his home here
last night,- . . . . . : .
Knights Templar Hosts
Departing From Chi
cago to Homes.
SOME SEEING SIGHTS
Joliet Commandery Champion
in Drills Greatest Meeting
Chicago, Aug. 12. Chicago Is the
capitulated to the invading Knights
Templar and having been duly "sacked
and pillaged" for nearly a week until
the thirst for entertainment of the in-
valers was satisfied, the Knights of
the 31st triennial "crusade" of the
grand encampment today began the
Journey back to their homes.
No Proarram for Day.
No set program had been arranged
for today, and some of the visitors
parsed the day visiting the Chicago
parks and show places and other pack
ed their swords, lances and allegorical
armor and departed.
Colorado's delegation, besides keep
ing open house last night, remained to
celebrate its success in directing the
next conclave toward Denver, and Los
Aueeles and New Orleans renrpspnta.
ill -si remained to make the most of
treir failure to secure the event.
Deevratea Police Chief.
Rev. Henry cnes. Earl pf Euston,
representing the gieat priory of Eng
land and Wales, is preparing for his
return. He has decorated Chief of Po
lice Steward and Assistant Chief
Schuettler for their efficiency in hand
ling the police during the days when
the business section was so crowded,
and after a formal visit to Mayor Busse
wlil leave the city.
Reception Cloalna; Feature.
Chicago, Aug. 12. With a reception
to the officers of the Grand Comman
ds ry and a carnival of music and fire
works, the 31st triennial conclave of
the grand encampment of the Knights
Ttmplar of the United States closed
yesterday. Last night the scenes of
the first of the week were reversed and
every out-going train was filled with
the knights and their women, who
helped to make the conclave the great
est in the history of the order.
An unexpected spectacular feature
was presented to the 50,000 persons
gathered at Grand park last night when
the quarter mile breakwater caught
f.ie. The pier was being used for the
fireworkers display, and it is thought,
that sparks from the rockets and set
pieces set the pier on fire. When the
dull red blaze of the flames continued
steadily Increasing the crowd, which
thought the brilliant illumination part
of the program, realized that the entire
pier was on fire. -
The fire tug Graeme Stewart hurried
to the pier and after rescuing those on
the pier at the time In charge of the
fireworks, put out the blaze. The dam
age done to the pier is estimated at
Only One New Officer.
The selection of Denver as the place
cf the next conclave in 1913 and the
election of officers of the grand en
campment was the last work of the
supreme body. The only new officer
elected was Sir Knight Jehlel W.
Chamberlain of St. Paul, Minn., who
succeeds Joseph K. Orr as grand junior
warden. The other officers according
to long established precedent, moved
up one rank higher. Sir Knight William
Bromwell Melish of Cincinnati succeed
ing the late Henry Warren Rugg as
most eminent grand master. The other
officers of the Grand commandery of
the United States are:
Deputy Grand Master Arthur Mac-
Aithur, Troy, N. Y.
Grand Generalissimo W. Frank
Pierce, San Francisco, CaL
Grand Captain General Lee S.
Smith, Pittsburg, Pa.
Grand Senior Warden Joseph Kyle
Orr, Atlanta, Ga.
Grand Junior Warden Jehlel W.
Chamberlain. St. Paul, Minn.
Of the three appointive officers
Grand Recorder John Archibald Gerow
of Detroit and Grand Treasurer Henry
Wales Lines of Meriden, Conn., were
reappointed. The Rev. John M. Wal-
cen of Minneapolis was appointed
grand prelate to succeed the Rev.
Gtcrge C. Rafter of Cheyenne, Wyo. -
Farewell Ileeepf lonj.
In all of the big hotels and particu
larly In the Congress, where most of
the Grand commanderies have bad
their headquarters, there were many
informal farewell receptions, but the
most auspicious was that tendered the
officers of the Grand commandery of
the United States in particular and the
Sir Knights and their ladies in general
by the Grand commandery of Ohio.
Joliet Wins Championship.
The champion body of Knights Tem
plar in the grand encampment of the
United States this is the title won by
Joliet commandery No. 4 of Joliet, 111.,
in the closing day of competitive drills
for the crack drill teams of templardom
yesterday. The score of 94 per cent at
tained by the Joliet team was nearly
two points higher than that received
by Raper commandery No. 1 of Indian
apolis, which received first honors on
Wednesday in the contests for teams
outside of Illinois, and nearly five
points higher than that received by
Englewood commander No. 59 of Chi
cago which received first honors In the
contests for Cook county teams in the
Cook County Reanlta.
The ranking of the Cook county
teams was as follows:
First Englewood commandery
Second Columbia commandery
Third Lincoln Park commandery
Fourth Evanston commandery No.
58 of Evanston.
Fifth Chicago commandery No. 19.
Sixth STIoam commandery No! "54 of
The awards for the final contests
were made In a grand parade of the
competing commanderies in Michigan
avenue in front of the Congress hotel
in the evening.
WORK FOR FilR.TAFT
President Laboring Throrlgh a
Strenuous Day, With Vis
itors at Beverly.
ALDRICH IS A CALLER
Also Attempting to Reconcile Repub
lican Factions in Tennessee
and Plan Postal Rank.
Etverly, Mass., Aug. 12. A call from
Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, the
laying of plans to capture Tennessee for
the republicans this fall, and further
coi. sulfations on the early installation
of model postal savings banks, prom
ised a busy time for president Taft to
dy. Reprenent Fnetlona.
Aldrich arrived late yesterday, and
the Tennesseeans who came today rep
resent various factions of their state.
Secretary MacVeagh and Postmaster
Gt-neral Hitchcock, two of the trustees
of the postal savings banks, will see
the president this afternoon.
FIRES IN FLATHEAD
COUNTRY ARE WORSE
Washington, D. C, Aug.12. The fire
situation in the Flathead Indian reser
vation In Montana was more serious
tcday and two more companies of LT.
S, troops have been ordered to the
MAN KILLED; WIFE SUICIDE
Streator Woman Takes Acid When
Officers Come to Arrest Her.
Streator, 111., Aug. 12. With three
officers in an adjoining room waiting
to serve a warrant charging her with
arsault with intent to kill her hus
band, Mrs. L. W. McDanlels took car
bolic acid today, dying an hour later.
F.a;ly this morning .the woman's hus
bar a, now dying, was shot while in bed
nn-i asleep. No motive for the shoot
ing is known.
KENYON TO DEAL
WITH BEEF CASE
W ashington, D. C, Aug. 12. The
govt rnment's official "Trust uuster,"
W. S. Kenyon; assistant to the attorney
general, wilil leave here Sunday for
CLicago to resume charge of the case
against the so-called beef trust.
American Countries Sub
scribe to a New Convention.
CONGRESS A SUCCESS
State Department Informs
Madriz's Envoys Their Trip
Here Was Useless.
Buenos Ayres, Aug. 12. The pan
American congress unanimously ap
proved of a new convention obligat
ing the republics of America to sub
mit to arbitration all pecuniary
claims they are unable to settle ami
cably through diplomatic channels.
Vlalt la In Vain.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 12. Gen
eral Salinas and Dr. Barrios, repre
sentatives here of the Madrlz faction
In Nicaragua, had an interview at tha
state department today with Acting
Secretary of State Wilson, and pre
sented a formal representation,
which, If accepted, would in their
opinion, bring about a settlement oi
the troubles which have been seeth
ing In the Central American repub
lic. TSo Ara-nmeat Will Stand.
That no arguments which the?
presented, however, can change In
the least the fixed policy of this gov
ernment In regard to the Nlcaraguan
situation, was made absolutely plain
at the department.
WOULD LIKE TO SEE
Roger Sullivan Discusses President
tial Timber of Democrat Dur
ing New York Visit.
New York, Aug. 12. Democratic Na
tional Committeeman Roger C. Sulli
van of Illinois, who Is In New York
looking over the ground," Is alarmed
over the national dearth of a demo
cratic presidential possibility. "Juet
at present there seems to be a strange
lack of aspirants," he says. "Of course
Ohio is backing Harmon and New Jer
sey Is grooming Woodrow Wilson, but
these are the only two possibles I have
heard suggested, unless it be Senator
Bailey of Texas. Bryan, of course. Is
out of It, though I presume he'll try.
But I doubt If be could command tho
delegates from bis home state in the
next national convention."
Sullivan expressed complete confi
dence that the democrats will control
the next house, and that Champ Clark
will be Cannon's successor as speaker.
Rarring Accidents, Son Says, He
Will Ultimately Regain
New York, Aug. 12. Mayor Gaynoi
passed an excellent night and awoke
much refreshed. vThere were no un
favorable symptoms this morning.
"Barring accident Mayor Gaynpr's
recovery is practically assured."
This statement was made this after
noon by the mayor's son, Rufus Gay
nor, who said he had the attending
physician's assurances to that effect.
QUAKE TREMORS SHOWN
Seismographs Indicate Shocks of
Some Force 2,000 Miles Away.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 12. Earth
quake tremors were recorded on the
LVi.ed States weather bureau selsmo
gr.".;,bs yesterday. The total duration
was 32 minutes and 10 seconds. The
ee;mated distance was 2,100 miles, the
quake being probably in Central Amer
ica or off the southern coast of Mexico.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 12. The seis
mograph at the St. Ignatius observa
tory today showed an earthquake prob
ally 2,000 miles distant from Cleve
lend, occurred yesterday. The vlbra-t!o.-.K
continued 25 minutes.
CAUGHT PADDING CENSUS
Great Falls, Mont., Enumerator!:
Fined 1,000 for Their Zeal.
Helena. Mont., Aug. 12. Thomat
Daily and F. C. McDonald, the Great
Falls census enumerators, plead guilt)
to padding census returns in the fed
eral court, and were sentenced to 24
hours in jail and fined $1,000 each.
Close Abstinence Meeting.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 12. Delegates
to the convention of the Catholic Total
Abstinence Union of America occupied
the day in a pleasure trip down the
ha.bor. A temperance' mass meeting
torigbt will conclude the convention.