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TIE PHIS FLOOD.
PERIL OYER B17T
TATION IB FEARFUL.
?njuBun Seine Mas Fallen Only Fif?
teen lachen end Use Ravages el the
Waters s* the City Seem to be
Creator Than stiee?lioocets Shot
Pasta, Jan. 10.-?While the moat
Imminent peril Is over, the fall of the
Seine since yssterday morning his
man an re fl only 16 1-t inches. At this
gate * would require a fortnight for
the river to reach Its normal level.
Fortunately tidings from the flooded
above Paris give hope of a
rapid subsidence after tomor
In the meantime the situation
in Farts and in many placea through?
out the country shows little Improve?
ment Indeed, the ravages of the
within the city seemed actually
Increase today. The water was
in some* of the streets, while
ItnatJon at the Inundated towns
and St Germain was
sswaditda are i snorted with?
out fa*- ? and shelter, and all day an
y of troops and ctviHans worked
Che flooded territory, bringing
to the distressed, and distrib?
uting provisions by boats to the
thousands ut victims surrounded by
water, who refused to quit their
Within the city itself great throngs
of stght-seers In the bright sunshine
b sat aged the cordons of troops which
fringed the flooded districts.
On account of the danger of cave
has from ths pressure of the boiling
waters beneath, hung reds of points
were rigorously guarded. Pumping
anginen, belching forth smoke and
sparks, added to the thrill and gave
an Impression that a universal con?
flagration was raging.
Tonight the city was plunged in
darkness, relieved only by the camp
Area ef the soldiers at the water's
or the nickering torch of some
The Champs Elysees, ordinarily a
iway of brilliant light, tonight
had hand lanterns strung along ths
curbs. The usually gay boulevards
wrapped In silence and dark
end the restaurants and cafes
reduced to dim candlee and Ve?
netian lam pa.
Mont of the theatree were closed,
but the Corned I e Francalse, with both
its slectiiclty and hsat gone, was
open, Jules Claretie, the manager,
explaining to ths meagre audience
after rhe curtain rose that he consid?
ered tbst the National Theatre of
France should not cloae Its doors.
Although there Is no Intention on
the part of the government to de?
clare martial law, the completely
submerged districts, such as Javel,
are In the hands of the military, to
prevent pillaging. The soldiers have
orders to give short shrift to crimi?
nals caught In the act of looting.
Thus far there havs been no such
caaee within the city, but the danger
Is great, ss the French usually keep
their money and valuables In their
Ths charge was one of keeping a
dog without a license, and the de?
fendant ?nlnced a tendency to Inter?
rupt the evidence. He was sternly
hush od. but eventually his turn came.
The clerk of the court turned to him:
"Do you wish the court to under?
stand that you refuse to renew your
"We want no bute You must re
n?w ths license or you will be fined.
You know It expired a month ago."
"Tee. but so did the dog. Do I
have to renew hin too?"?London
ehed April 1860.
'Be Just at
STATE HOUSE GOSSIP.
THE FIGHT ON COLLEGES AND
Many Legislators Are Opposed to
Spending Mpre Money on State
Colleges and High Schools?The
Prohibition Bill Looks Like a Win?
ner and All Other Legislation Will
Be Side Tracked.
Columbia, Jan. 29.?The charge
was made during the debate on the
bill to Increaes the number of schol?
arships in the University that the
State Is' already doing too much for
higher education. There are still n
great many people who do not regard
higher education as of any "practi?
cal value." It was said that a great?
er part of the appropriations of the
State went to this cause. If all Is
given that is asked for this year the
appropriations for higher education,
including foe ?Ridings asked for,
which are permanent investments of
the State, would amount r.o a frac?
tion over $3&e<eee, or Just one-third
more than ie given for pensions and
about the same^porportion of the
amount given to the Insane. It la
argued that the> coming generation
otgbt to be Oo,dally entitled to con?
sideration in $j|e provisions of the
State government*b the insane and
the old sol dient The disposition to
fight higher education as represent?
ed by the h!gh"?ehoo)s, ait well as the
colleges Is very apparent. There Is a
demand for What Is called "practical
education" though the users of the
term d * not eeejp to be able to thor?
oughly define their meaning, and
they limit it te> Industrial and agri?
cultural training of the boys and
girls In the eQOntry. anything that
Is not to be actually used today and
tomorrow* ItjtfRSae to be argued, is
g. That is what
artth the education of
the State Hospital
WL seems very queer
*mno? minority of the
are metaly along the line of
room, and ft Is admitted that
there are a number of patients there
who onght not to be here/ and though
many bills and resolutions are offer
ad, none of them seem to Include in
their provisions any suggestion as to
sendlag home as many as possible of
those who ought not, by right, to be
The prohibition bill looks very
much like a winner this year, but it
Is noted that the prohibition poli?
tician will be sadly out of a Job when
he gets rid of that nefarious traffic
that he has been exciting the State
about for so long, and if there he no
proposition to revert to some form of!
sale of liquor he will have to fan the
air with no visible antagonist whsn he
gets on the stump. There being
nothing for him to fight there s/IU be
nothing for him to do to appeal for
the suffrage of the people on. There
will be mighty little chance for any?
thing else in the general assembly
this year than the debate on that
question, and the minority will be as
unyielding as the majority Is domi?
neering, which promleee a long, hard
The refusal of the senate to provde
for the p reservat on of the birds and
game of the State has been a sore
disappointment to the people of the
State who are interested in these
matters. It was thought that afer
the very clear exposition of the situ?
ation by Secretary Rice, the general
assembly would gladly do the very
little that was asked of them to pro?
tect the best friends of man, but the
senate did not see their responsibility
In the matter, and suffer >d the bills
to be killed by silly amendments de?
signed to bring It Into disrepute.
The general assembly is a queer
body, U shies at small responsibili?
ties, but rushes with alacrity into the
responsibility of regulatng to the
minutest detail the affairs* of county
and State offices and corporations and
official boards created with the ex?
press purpose ef exercising their
Judgment to some exterr. in public
The railroad commission seemfc to
be one official body whose duties are
most easily pre-emptled. That body
has few fiends, the railroads say that
they have little show because the
public get behind the commission so
hot that they have frequently to
plead lack of Jurisdiction to get out
of hot water, and the people com?
plain that they get no showing. The
great bulk of the trouble comes from
the lawyers who are disappointed In
collecting claims. In this matter of
railroad legislation as well as that
directed against corporations gene?
rally and even the code of the State
the disappointed lawyer frames a
bill to meet every condition that has
upset him In court, and wants It all
id Fear not~~Let all the ende Thou Aim
?EH. S. 0., WEDNES
THE VISIT TO CLEMSON.
RAIN PRE115NTS FULL ENJOY?
MENT OF THE DAY.
Acting President Riggs, Mr. Allan
Johnatone, Chairman of the Board
Of Trustees, and Lieutenant Gov?
ernor McLcod Deliver Speeches?
The Plant Inspected and an Excel?
lent Dinner Enjoyed by the Vial
Clemson College, January 28.?The
legislative body, two hundred strong,
consisting of legislators, members of
their families and friends, arrived
here on a special train at 12 o'clock
today, nothing daunted by the rain.
The dress parade, which had been
arranged as a part of the welcome,
had to be dispensed with, and the
party proceeded immediately to the
chapel, where the faculty and the
students were assembled to greet the
visitors. Acting Prsidnt Riggs made
it brief and Atting address of wel*|
come Inviting the visitors to a close
insepctlon of the College, and Intro?
duced Col. Allan Johnstone, chair?
man of the board of trustees, who
briefly reviewed Celmson's work and
spoke of what the institution la do?
ing and trying to do for the State.
The response on the part of the legis?
lature was made by Lieutenant Gov?
ernor McLeod in a happy little
The party was then piloted from
one department of the College to an?
other by officers, teachers and mem?
bers of the senior class, and an in?
spection of the actual every-day work
of Clemson was made. Classes wre
at work in the textile school, card?
ing, weaving, designing, dyeing, etc.,
in the engineering school, In the
wood shops, forge and foundry,
drawing and designing machine
shops, mechanical laboratory, electri?
cal laboratory! In the chemical de?
partment. In analytical and other
practical chemistry work, and in the
agricultural school In such forms of
practical agricultural Instructions es
were not prohibited by the Inclement
weather. ' * ' #
The visitors seemed greatly inter?
ested in the scope and variety of the
work covered by the various depart?
ments, and many were the expres?
sions of surprise and approval as to
the broadness and thoroughness of
the industrial training given here
especially from those who have not
been here before.
After an hour or two of Inspection
the visitors were Invited to the cadet
mess hall, where a dinner had been
prepared for them and the cadets.
Along with the enjoyment of the
good things to eat, there were some
good speeches. Col. R. W. Simpson,
a life member of the board and a
warm personal friend of Thos. G.
Clemson, the founder of the College,
spoke Interestingly on personal recol?
lections of Mr. Clemson; Dr. Geo. W.
Dick responded to the toast, "The
Legislature," and Prof. D. W. Dan?
iel, representing the State Teachers'
Association, spoke on the "Import?
ance of Legislation for tue Schools."
The dinner over, carriages were
provided for the visitors to ride about
the grounds, visit the experiment sta?
tion and other places of interest be?
fore leaving to take the train for An?
derson, where the party stopped over
for two hours, from 6 to 8 o'clock, at
the Invitation of the Anderson peo?
In spite of the bad weather, which
put Clemson at a great disadvantage
in showing her guests the institution
and its work, the party seemed to
catch some significant idea of what
the school really is, and everybody
wished for more time to see more.
Certainly Clemson is glad to have had
Maybe ex-Bunker Walsh, who
whistled on his way to the penltcn
tlury, took lessons from his creditor??,
who whistled for their money.?Da'
By comparison with the awful
Pgril floodf our Christmas blizzard
was a mere love tap.?Philadelphia
OOrrreoted in that manner. He Is
honest, because he is Interested, but
it makes a hodge podge of our laws.
After the Clemson trip is over the
legislature will get down to business
and long discussions will not be tol?
erated, on anything except the liquor
bill. All the balance of legislation
will be rushed to meet local condi?
tions und general legislation will be
out of the Question. The chairman
of the ways and means committee
did not insist on the rule proposed to
give the appropriation and supply
bill the right of way, so that every?
thing #111 wait on that liquor ques?
is't at be thy Country'3, Thy God's am
DAY. FEBRUARY 2
REPUBLICANS ABE ANGRY.
THEY RESENT CRITICISM OF
Congressman Smith, of California,
Says Newspapers Are Guilty of
Treason When They Expose the
Shortcomings of Management of
Washington, Jan. 28.?"The Amer?
ican republic can't stand forever with
this sort of thing being rung in the
people's ears?these anarchistic
staements," angrily declared Repre?
sentative Smith of California otday,
addressing Herbert Myrick. repre
sentiye of the Agricultural Press
League, a witness before the house
committee on postofflces and post
roads at its hearing on the subject
of increasing the postal rate on sec?
ond-class mall matter. He was re?
ferring to an editorial which Mr. My?
rick acknowledged came from one of
the publications w;hich he represent?
"I protest that the farmers of the
country are not anarchists and I pro?
test that I am not a traitor,' hotly re?
torted Mr. Myrick, who shortly be?
fore had been further alluded to as
being responsible for traitorous utter?
Asked by Chairman Weeks if he
had been canvassing the country
with circulars and editorials in an
endeavor to defeat the raise of rates
on second-class matter, Mr. Myrick
gave an affirmative response. Mr.
Weeks then produced several of the
circulars and editorials and Mr. My?
rick acknowledged authorship of
them. They were entitled, "A Fresh
Attack Upon Liberty," "Still Another
Tax," and "New Taxes and Fresh
"Are these your conclusions? Do
you think there Is any robbery?" ask?
ed Representative Smith of Califor?
"I saw that the postmaster general
had reported that It cost 9 cents a
pound to carry aecond-class matter
while the '?government receives but 1
cent a pound. If the government in?
tended to raise it to 9 cents, It would
constitute robebry. in my opinion,"
replied Mr. Myrick.
"Your editorial refers to fresh rob?
bery. Do you mean that there have
been other robberies?" asked Mr.
"Some people,' answered the wit?
ness, "consider the tariff a robbery,
and If this raise In rates occurred, it
would be a fresh robbery."
Mr. Smith replied by saying that
there was no Intention of raising the
postal rate to 9 cents, but merery
enough to make up the $17,000,000
One of the editorials referred to
"scheming" and "graft" going on in
congress In connection with the pro?
posed increase and Messrs. Weeks,
Smith and Fassett, members of the
committee, waxed angry over these
Mr. Myrick stated that he referred
to the relations of the railroads to
the government in the carrying of
mail, and did not intend to reflect
upon the memebrs of the committee.
"Didn't you use the word 'robbery*
to mean something wicked?" Inter?
jected Mr. Smith. "Didn't you mean
a slur upon congress?"
"No," said Mr. Myrick.
"That Is the impression you con?
vey," said Mr. Smith.
"I don't think so," answered the
"Then you think the word 'rob?
bery' is a polite form of criticism,
I suppose," continued the California
"I merely had reference to the pro?
posed heavy Increase In the postal
rate," replied Mr. Myrick.
Mr. Smith said that he was getting
a large number of letters speaking of
anarchy and giving the impression of
growing hatred against the institu?
tions of the country. He declared
such ideas were fostered by the edi?
torials in qeustlon and others like
them, and that they constituted trea?
Mr. Myrick hotly denied that the
farmers of the country were anarch?
ists or tha*. he himself was guilty of
Representative Murdoch, of Kan?
sas, another member of the commit?
tee, called attention to the fact that
the covernmen was paying $50,000 a
year lor carrying mails across an old
bridge at St. Louis when it might be
carried for a much smaller sum
across a new bridge which was now
receiving only a part of the business.
"I think this is what you mean by
your charges of graft, isn't it?" said
he, addressing Mr. Myrick.
"That's is. exactly,' said Mr. My?
Chairman Weeks then stated that
Nev # i
MATTERS TAKE OX A SOME?
WHAT LIVELIER ASPECT.
Glavis Claim? Balllnger Once Asked
Him to Hold Up on His Coal
Claims Investigation on Account of
The Fact That Hol linger Was Hav?
ing a Hard Times Trying to Collect
Washington, Jan. 28.?The pro?
ceedings in the Ballinger-Pinchot
Inquiry took on a livelier aspect this
afternoon when Louis R. Glavls, con?
tinuing his testimony against Secre?
tary Ballinger, told of various inter?
views he had had with the Secretary
of the Interior at various times while
he was in and out of the government
Mr. Glavis declared that in one of
these Interviews in October Mr. Bal
linger told him he was having a hard
time trying to collect campaign con?
tributions, and that two men invol?
ved in the Cunningham claims, who
had been liberal contributors in the
past, had declined to contribute be?
cause they were angry at not being
granted patents for the Alaska coal
Glavls said that Mr. Baliinger ask?
ed him to hold up on the Alaska
cases until after election. He agreed
to do this because he had his hands
full with another case.
One of the most interesting devel?
opments of the day was the distribu?
tion at both the morning and afer
noon sessions, of a quantity of press
matter which purported to interpret
and point out the significance of the
testimony thus far given at the in?
quiry. The morning matter came in
an envelope of the American Conser?
vation Association, of which Gifford
Plnchot recently was chosen presi?
dent. The afternoon matter began:
"The important developments of
the morning session today were," and
then went on to recite that the pro?
ceedings had placed Secretary Ballin
ger in an adverse light. It was said
that this servlc^ Would continue
?throughout the investigation.
The morning session was devoted
to an endeavor by the "prosecution"
to show the ha*te in which Mr. Bal
Unger, as commissioner of the land
office had urged the Cunningham
Alaska claims to clear listing for pat?
ent. Aside from the documentary
evidence read, the afternoon session
was taken up almost wholly with
Glavls' story of his various interviews
with Mr. Balllnger, in which the Cun?
ningham land cases always formed
the topic of discussion.
COLD WAVE PREDICTED.
Weather Bureau Predicts Moderate
Temperature TJntil Latter Part of
Washington, Jan. 31.?Moderate
temperature until the latter part of
the week, when a cold wave is likely
to appear, is the weather forecast for
the present week. The weather bu?
reau tonight declared that present
barometric conditions indicate mod?
erate temperature generally over the
country until near the close of the
week. Then a cold wave Is looked
for from the northwest which will
advance to the Atlantic coast.
Storms reaching the Atlantic sea?
board about the middle and close of
the present week will be attended by
sharp fluctuations in temperature
from the lake region and Ohio valley
over the middle Atlantic and New
England States and precipitation
generally east of the Mississippi in
the middle and northern district,
partly in the form of snow. In the
Missouri and western Mississippi val?
leys and the plain States the precipi?
tation will be light.
TARIFF ON BIBLES.
Price of Bildes 20 Per Cent. Higher
Than Ever Before and Another
Rise Iv\*>eoted in March.
Chicago, Jan. 30.?The price of Bi?
bles will go up on March 1, accord?
ing to an announcement today by a
large Bible publishing house. The
cause for the advance is the enforce?
ment of the new tariff on imported
leather and papers.
"Bibles are now about 20 per cent?
higher than they have ever been be?
fore." said a member of the firm.
"The materials for the lw?st Bibles
have gone up so high in price on ac?
count of the tariff that we can not
afford to sell our output at prices
a subcommittee engaged In drafting
the postoffice appropriation bill had
discovered this evil and would cor?
rect It. It was th ? only one of the
kind they found, he said.
* OCTHRON, Established Jone. IM?
es?Vol. XXX. !io. 46
CONGRESS BLOCKING TAFT.
WHITE HOUSE LEGISLATIVE
PROCRAMME FARING BAD?
All the Administration Measures so
Far Introduced Are Meeting With
Considerable Opposition, and All
The Republican Campaign Pledges
Stand Lit iV Chance of Fulfillment.
Washington, Jan. 30.?Little head?
way has been made in the two
months Congress has been in session,
toward the enactment of important
legislation demanded by President
Taft, yet on every side are heard pre?
dictions of an early adjournment.
Thoughtful members of Congress are
asking each other what kind of re?
ception they will meet if they go to
the White House on April 15 or May
1 with plans to quit work for the
summer, If the administration pro?
gramme is unfilled.
The question is one which Con?
gressional leaders admit is giving
them deep concern. The absence of
' unaminity of thought on almost all
of the President's measures is such
as to make exceedingly difficult the
work mapped out for those who have
the bills in charge. Bills to create a
Court of Commerce and amend the
railroad rate laws, to establish postal
savings banks, to validate withdraw?
als of public lands wanted for con?
servation purposes, which have been
placed at the head of the "White
House schedule" have all met with
From a polltlcial point of view Re?
publican waters seemingly are be?
coming muddled by the several In?
vestigations, which are in progress,
and the minority members appear
not willing to let this procedure con?
tinue Indefinitely. Inquiries such as
that being made Into the affairs of
the interior department and the for?
est service naturally are having some
effect upon the plans to amend land
laws and enact legislation for Alaska,
and even to bear to some extent up?
on the Arisena and New Mexico
Statehood bill. Other investigations*
such as those relating to second-class
mail matter and the postofflce de?
ficit, and the causes of the incret d
cost of living, all tend to mir* ,e
the chances of a complete redemp?
tion of Republican campaign pledges.
The plan most In favor with Re?
publican leaders Is for a rearrange?
ment of the Taft policies, placing
them in order of executive prefer?
ence or in such sequence as It Is
thought would most benefit the ma?
jority party. It has been declared
that no progress would be made as
long as some of the leaders are push?
ing Inter-State commerce legisla?
tion, others conservation policies,
still others postal savings banks.
Federal incorporation laws or yet
other of the numerous measures on
the White House Calendar.
At the present time the House is
occupied with appropriation bills,
and in the Senate there are two Ad?
ministration measures?the postal
savings bank bill and the Alaskan ex?
ecutive council bill?being played
against each other. Opposition has
developed against both bills, and Re?
publican leaders say that the present
tactics affect the chances of both. The
Statehood bill also is ready for con?
sideration, and in addit on the army
appropriation bill will be reported to?
Committees of both* branches of
Congress anticipate a busy week.
Several important hearings will be
continued In the House. They in
' elude that in relation to the post
office deficit. Inter-State commerce
bills, Including the Administration
bill, which, by the way, will receive
attention by the Senate committee as
well; charges of extravagance made
by Representative Hitchcock. of
Nebraska, against Secretary Ballin
ger. as well as the joint hearing In
relation to the Ballinger-Pinchot
SHE PREFERS TO BE BEATEN.
Otherwise Woman Would Think
Chicago, Jan. 2S.? If he didn t
beat me once In a while I would
'.?unk he didn't love me any more,
and maybe was running around with
pome other woman," said Mrs. Mary
Duffy to Municipal Judge Crowe to
v'.ay, in pleading for the release of
her husband, Peter Duffy, arrested
on complaint of neighbors lor beat?
ing his wife.
Judge Crowe discharged Duf*y with
"I have often heard it said that WO
men love best the hand that beats
them, but I have never before heard
a woman admit It."