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advertise in the Times Dispatch reach the buying public. THH TIMKH FOtlNDBn 1M6. THB DISPATCH fOUNDED 1H3-. STheSTi WHOLE NUMBER 18,150. KI'OIfMON.D, VA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1010. THI. WEATHI-rt TO-I.AY?llaln. The Times-Dispatch "prints all the news and prints it first." PRICE TWO CENTS. CASESAREHELDUP Ballinger HasHa'rd Time Making Contributors ''Come Across." HEARINGTAKES ON LIVELIER ASPECT Glavis Givcs Evidence Far From Favorable to Secretary of In? terior?Tclls How Govern? ment Land Cases Are Jug glcd for Political Purposes. W.-thhlngton, D. <:.. Januarj 28,?The proceedings In the r: ililugf r-l'inchot Inqulry took on a liveiler aspect thla afternoon. when Lo.uls U. Glavis con tinued his tosUtnony against Secrolary Balllnger, told <>r varlo'ua Intervlews He had had wlth the Secretary of the Interior at varldiia tlmes while he was ii. and out uf the government service. Mr. Glavis deciared thal In one of these intervlew)-. in October, 1908, Mr. Balllnger <"l?.l hlm lie ^r.- havlng -l bard lime trying to collect campalgn contributions, and thal two men ln volv?d ii. thc Cunnlngham claims. ivhb had been liberal contributors ln the paat, had decllned* to cbntrlbutc be cause they were angry at nol belng grantrd patents for thc Alaska coal land*. Glavis sald that Mr. Ballinser asked hlm to hold up on the Alaska cases untl latter cleetlon. Hc agreed to do thls because he had hla hands full with another c.-ikc l?re?n Matter AppenrK. Onc of thc most Interesting develop ment.i of the day was the dlstributlon at both tno mornlng and afternoon ??ejslons of a quantlt> of press matter whlch purported to lntcrpret and point out the slgnlflcanco of the testlmony thus far given at the Inqulry, The morning matter came in an cnvelope of the American Conservatlon Asso? ciation. of which Glfford Plnchot re contly was chosen presldent. The af? ternoon ma'.tcr began: "Tlie lmportant developmenta of th; mornlng sesslon to-day were," und then went on to rccite Ihat n.e pro? ceedings had placed Becrel Ual llngcr in an advorsc llght. it wa tald that thla servlcfc woold. contlnue throughout the investigatlon. The morning session wa.s devotcd to au endcavor by tli.: "prosecuiiorr' to show the haste ln which Mr. Ballinger, as Commissloner of the Land Offlce, l.ad ur?ed the r'miiilnghani Alaska tiaiiii? to clcar ll.-t!ng for patent. Ai-lde irom tlu: documentary evidence read, the afternoon session wa.s taken up alinost wholly with Glavis's story of his varlous Intervlawa with Mr, Kal llnger, in whlch the Cunnlngham land cases always fornied the topic of dis? cusslon. The liKjtilry will be reautned at 10 A. M. to-morrow. riii.ed ln i lu.r-.-e. As a. result of Glavis's vlslt to Wash? lngton ln December. 1907, aud the story he told the then Commissloner of the General Land Ofllce and other offlclals regarding tho coal lund cases ln Alaska, ho was placed in charge of ull such cases, "What dld you say lo Commissloner Ballinger?" asked a member of tbe committee. *'l told him I tliought we could can cei all the Alaska claims; that lot of promlnent people had formed a pool and that thc evidence would prove it." "What did MV. Balllnger say to you?" "ile sald a number of the claimanti were frlends and former business aa soclatcs of hls and thut there had beei a lot of talk that they would get theli patents. " 'Now Glavis,' ho sald to me, 'wher you get back to Seattle, I want you tc let It bc pubiicly known that you Iiavi started thls investigatlon, and that ] want lt to bo thorough. N'o mattei who lt liurta, you aro to go rlglu aftei them, whether they are frlends oi mlno or not.' " "Dld he mention any names of hli friends?" "1'es, hc spoko of II. C. Henry am C. J. Smlth, both of whom were Ir the Cunnlngham group." Glavis sald he went back to worl happy and satisticd tliat there was t< bo a thorough Investigatlon, and tha he ha_ worrlcd unnecessarily about s possible scandal. Claims "Ctcar-LLiteil." Glavis deciared that it was Decem bcr 13. 1907, that he hud his inter vlew wlth Commissloner Ballinger. Ot lanuary 7, 190S, less than a mouth af tor he liad been directed to make th Investigatlon, a letter was addrcsse. to him by Mr. Ballinger stating Uia tbo Cunriingham claims had beei "clear-listed" from tlio investigatlni Jlvision for patent. On January 22, 19CS, Glavis sent ( telc'grani and latter protestlng agains the clcar-llsting of tlie claims an> they wero wlthdrawn and sent bae! lo tho Invostigating divlsion. At a conference ho had with Mi Ballinger in Portiand, Ore., in Octo ber, 190S, ln connectlon wlth tlie Cun ningham coal cases ln Alaska, Glavi sald that Mr. Ballinger spoke Of th dlfneulty ho was liaving in sccurin campaign contributions. "Ho sald," deciared tlic witnes; "that H. C. Honry and C. J. Smlth, tw of tho Cunnlngham clalmants, had ust ally boen liberal contributors, but tlie wero mad because they liadn't gi patents to their lands and would nt give anythlng. "I told Mr. Ballinger I was undt ' ord.orA to iuvesligute tlio claims liel by. theso mon. Ho said he wlshcd wouldn't act on tliem untll after tl: olecticm, 1 told hlm I wouldn't, and ?dldii't. t was in tlie midat of a bl .consplracy case in Oregon. nnd cottl '..no,t ha,ve glvon any attontion to 11 other* matter if T had waiited to. An then It was n favor to Mr, Balllng. as well." Glavis sald he next saw Mr, Ballir per in Seattle ln February, 1900, aftt jt had been announeed that the latti had been solected as Soerotary att tl interior in President Tat't's Cabine ' ^nStinTind* on Second Page.) BYRD U0SE5 FIGHT But Speaker Came Near Defeating Johnson's Novel Measure. DEBATE PROCEEDS ON TAX MEASURE Flctchcr Bill Still Under Consid? eration?Proposal to Have Governor's Council ? Pri? mary Matters Argued. Choice of Second Door keeper for House. Although Speaker Byrd left the chair and took thc floor yesterday ln the Houso in opposltlon to a bill bcfore lhat body, he lost his llght, the meas? ure under consideration passing hy the close vote of .? io 43. There ls no doubt that his efforts added much to tho negatlvo vote, but tbe mcnibcr evldcntly declded to support tbe report of thc Commlttee on Courts of Justice, whlch had aetcd favorably. Thc hlll in qucHtlon was regarded by lt*- opponents an qulto a new d.parture from old-tlmc legai Idcus, inasmuch a8 lt bringH spoken words wlthln Ihc pur vjow of the crlmlnal law. The Speaker thought lt would causc Innumerable small cases In lhe courts of Justlces of the peace, for lt provides pcnaltlcs for thc uttcranc*. or circulation of slan derous or defamatory language. Ile urge(] that ttio tlino-honored .standards of tho anClont English law bc not dc partcd from. Mr. Page. thc commlttee chairrnun. replk-d that -.ometfmes changes from old things are necessary. Another rncmbor wanted the privllege of call Ing a man a llar lf ho knew hlm to be ono, but It was argued lhat under the bill he would still havo the rlght to do so, unless the charge wcrc false. Another deplored the passing ol the code dtiono, when eien rescnted Iri-K'.lta wlthout colng to law. Ifoimc Arijourn* lo .*>londoy. Tbe Houso passed fourtecn bllla on th' ir third and flnal rcadlngs, making a pood inroad upon the calendar. No second readlng bills were reached. Ad journnieiu was taken untll Monday at l noon, in honor of tbe memory of Thomas II. Edwards. the member who dled Thursday. The Senate. however, wlll be in session to-day. There waa a general exodus of mem? bers of the House yesterday, the lcgis lators taking advantagc of tho flrst and probably tlio only holiday of tbe session. QuOrumB are doubtfiil at com? mlttee meetlng!*, although a sufflclent number may be secured for the hear? ing thls afternoon of thc child labor laws bcfore tbe Committee on General Laws. After the adjournment of the House, Charles A. Truslow, of Stafford. wa** nomlnated by the Democratlc caucus to be second doorkceper, to succced tbe late P. E. Llpseomb. Ho will be elected by the House on Monday. Ti. XV. An? drews, of Lunenburg, wns also placed Iti nomlnatlon, but hls name was with drawn hefore th* :oncluslon of the roll call. _.'?3C Bill Argunient. Ir, .no .Sr-v-ltc the long-drawn-out dlsci-vr* )n of the Fletcher tax equallza tlon leVil was contlnued. Senator Strode rrlticized the bill, but ls the only Demo crat who has so far manlfcsted a dls po.-'ition to*assume a posltion of hostll Ity. Sonator Keezell made a vigorous re? ply to Senator Strode, and contlnued hls response to tho altacks made upon thc party and upon tjie bill hy Senator Noel, the lcader of the minority. The blil did not reach the stage of a vote. I The chalrman of the Finance Com? mlttee went into considerablo detall in hls remarks, defendlng the expendi? tures of the Commonwealth In varlous directlons mentloned by the Senator from I-oe. He promised that he would draw up a bill properly assesslng min? eral lands. Council for Geveraor. A move was started iri thc Senate to revlve the cld scheme of a Governor's council, whlch exlsted in thls State prior to the flftles. Tho bill would make a body of twenty members, two from each congresslonal district, elec tlve by the legislature. They would serve without compensatlon or ex? penses, and would act for thc State as a board of trado does for a clty. They would dlscuss wlth the Governor plans for Increaslng thc material prosperity of the Statc and brlnging new indus trles Into it. lt ls tho Idea to get a class of men who have been hlghly successful In the conduct of their own affalrs?men who are blg and broad ln mlnd. Tho bill provldlng for a votc on the consolidation of Richmond and Man? chester passed tho Senate, and now goes to tho Governor. By far the most important commit? teo work of thc day was the hearing ; on thc four primary bills before thc Legislature ln the meetlng of thc Houso Committee qn Prlvileges and Elections. Speaker Byrd mado a Btrong argument * for his bill, as did Mr. Deal and Colonel West for tholr respectlve measures. l.ieutenant-Gov ernor Ellyson will bo hcard later on tho subcommltteo bill, Furthor hear? ing was deferrod untll Monday morn? lng. The cvldcnt alm of all thofio who spoke on primary matters was tho pub? lic good, and many suggestlonH were mado for the betterment of cxistlng condltions In tho Stato. Local optlon Contc-tln. A very Important measure reported to thn Houso waa the blil prescribing a term of four years between holdlng locnl optlon elections. Instead of two yours as at present. lt was favorably reported froni tho Committee on Coun? tles, Citlea and Towns, hut thero was strong- opposltlon In committeo, and tho report comes from a majority and not from the entiro body. Tho llght wlll ho carrled to tho floor of the House when thc bill coines up for Ua second readlng. The Casey jolnt resolution allowlng tho United States Weather Bureau to orec.t. u meteorbloglcal klosk for exhl (Contlnuod on Thlrd Page.) BUILDINGS IN PARIS DAMAGED BY THE FLOOD TEACHERS WEEP THEN PLEAD March in Body to City Hall to Try and Stop Mr. Chand ler's Transfer. TAKEN FOR ..SUFFRA6ET-TES Failing to Have Order Rcscinded, They Pledge New Prin cipal Loyal Support. When Prlnclpal A. B. Chandler, Jr? of Leigh Street School, announced yesterday mornlng that he would be transferred on February 15 to Spring? field School, and that the very pleas? ant relatlons wlth teachers would be sovered, there was almost a panlc of tcars. Taken completely by surprise, the teachers held brlef counsel, and then declded to march in a body to tho Clty Hall to confer wlth Superin? tendent J. A. C. Chandler. and urge hlm to countermand the order. Arrlvlng at the Clty Hall at an carly hour when it was filled with people, the teachers attracted unusual attentlon, word being passed around that a body of suffragettes had arrlved on a mission of tremendous import-' ance. The delegatlon, hurrying up to the top floor, found Superintendent Chandler and presented the case, wlth a falr sprlnkle of digniiled tears. The superintendent heard the request pa tlcntly. Why Clicnge Waa Made. "We are maklng this change for the good of the school service," ho said. ".lesse H", BInford, prlncipa] at Spring? field, will leave us on February '.5 to becomo cxecutlve sccretary of tho Co operativo Education Associatlon of Virginia, and as the work at his school is important, it was thought best to sond Mr. Chandler there." Thero was a general discussion, more pleadlng. but Superintendent Chandler was obdurate. Seelng that the commission would not bo resclnd ed, the teachera' returned to Leigh School, known now as the John Smith School. and held a meetlng. They de? clded to stand by Mlss Mamia Black? burn, who wIU become asslstant prln cipal. and show the public that in thls day of, growing graco the women can do Just as .well as the men. Work PIckcd Up Agaln. All of thls. happened before 10 o'clock, and thereafter thc work went on as usual durlng tho day. Prlnclpal Harwood.of the John Mar? shall Hlgh School, wIU have direct su pervlsion at John Smith. though the main duty wlll devolvo upon MIsb Blackburn, tho asslstant prlnclpal. Two of tbe John Smith classes wlll be ~ (Contlnued on."Fifth Page.) COL. MOSBY REPLIES Colonel John S. Mosby in to-morrow Y (Sunday's) Times Dispatch will contribute an article on "Stuart's Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign," replying to a recent paper by Col. Talcott, and to an address delivered by Dr. McKim, of Wash? ington. It will be found in the Color Section. L IN ITTfflS USE ividcnce Presented to Governor Shows Witnesses Were Prejudiced. -i irlUSTER- PADCiNG DENIED nsubordination Existing in Sec? ond Company, Coast Artil lcry, Is Regretted. Because of the fact, so stated in tlie . >fficial report of Colonel Jo Lane 'tcrn, "that the witnesses in thc caso leem to be so prejudiced that thelr I estlmony would he weakened, and I lierefore, probabiy without value," the iharges ot padding the rolls against ""aptain P. de Cordy Matthews, of the Second Company, Coast Artillery, Nor rolk, have been dismissed, and the elec lon of a major was ordered ln a tele ;ram sent by Adjutant-General Ander? son yesterday. ,. The official report states that tht ;onclusion, after investigatlon. is that it th e muster of the Second Company, Coast Artillery ono or more men were placed in line to answer the names of others wlio were absent, but' that, how? ever, these charges were denled wlth as much absolutencss of .falth as caused j them to be preferred. It was the judg- ; ment of the Governor, therefore, that the court-martial asked for would not be able to arrive at n. satisfactory con clusion because of the prejudice of the witnesses. Serlous Insiiliordlnntlon. The report gocs on to say that the papers ln the case show that there dld, or does now. exlst serlous insubordi natlon, absenco of co-operatlon and dlssension between the ' men and ofli? cers lnvolved. The reasons for thls state of affairs could not be asccr tained, but it ls bellcved by the com mander-in-chief, from all of the evi? dence obtalned. tliat these conditions are largely responsible for the charge and countercharges, but that ho has reason to belleve that the officers and men are lieartily ashamed of thls con dition oi" thlngs, and aro now willing to work for harmony and tlie good of tlie service. And froin all the light thrown on the case, tho commandcr-in chief con-siders that no further actlon ls necessary and dismlssos the charges wlth the hope that all concorned wlll be impressed wilh his leniency. It was through Sergeant S. I_ Vai don, who was fined $15 for conduct pro Judtctal to good order and mllltary dis clpline, thal ihe charges against Cap? taln Watthews were brought, Conslder ablo sensation in military circles all over the State I'ollowed, and the re? sults of tlie Investigatlon were awaited wltli much interest. The matter is (Contlm7ed""on. Pifth'Page-) ?'-^^.^^^_5uct^-*-S_-5^---!u___. -w_-_ict-/.is.i-*i -_->AHc.e;.R CLAIM ANNEXATION WILL DIE IN COUNCIL Strong Lobby Workcrs That Ordinance Cannot Pass Either Branch. ADVOCATES STILL H0PEFUL Presstire Being Brought to Bear on Members in Behalf of Union. Unless there ls a declded change of sentiment in the Blchmond Clty Coun? cil ln regard to'ttie ordinance for con solldatlon of Rlchmona and Manches? tcr. and unless tho doubtlng ones who have not yet Indlcated thelr posltion can be won over, tho proposition wlll be defeated In both branches. The board of dlrectors of the Cham ber of Commercc yesterday lndorsed the plan for unlon; the Retail Mer? chants' Associatlon and the Travelcrs' Protective Associatlon have taken slm? llar actlon. In thc Clty Hall thero has been no tlceable for some tlmo a vlgorous and persistent lobby in opposltlon to the ratiflcation of tho ordinance. Accord? lng to a poll mado by those opposed to union yesterday, a majority ot the Councilmen wlll votc against the measure, and twelve of the twonty-one Aldennon aro clalmed as opposed. The Oght has by no means been given up, however. Advocates of unlon say that many who havo offliaud ex? pressed an unwilllngness to favor the scherne did so from u lack of lnfor (ContInued on Fifth Page.) BIJ 01! THEATRE TROUBLES OVER Finally Agreed at Conference With Jake Wells to R-einstate and Pay Old Orchestra. After a long and satlsfactory con ference yesterday mornlng, lt was an nounced that the dlfforonccs bctweei the orchestra formerly employed a tho Bljou Theatre and Manager Mc Koe had been amlcably adjusled, tha the orchestra would bo pald for th full week of the "Charlotto Temple engagement, and would be relnstatc a3 soon as proper notlce can be glve the women now playing at that theo tre. As soon as he was offlcially advlsc that Presldent Weber, of the Amer can Federation of Muslc, had notltlc the Academy of Muslc orchestra ni to play thore untll tho Bljou troub had boen settled, Jake Wells came t Richmond to look Into tho sltuatlo tho result of whlch was a conferene at whlch the troubles were threshc ont at length. Conference Hnrmonlou-i. Mr, Wells, Manager McK.ce, of tt Bljou; Manager Le.o Wise, of tl Academy, and Attorney Allen D. Co llns represented tho theatrlcal om whilo Presldent John Hirschberg. i the Ccntrai '.Uradcs and Labor Coui cll, and Presldent B. H. Everett, < tho local American Federation of Mt slc Unlon, appeared wlt), commlttee. Tho muslelans' sldo of the contrt vcrsy was clearly pi-esented, whlle M Wells explained the nttltude of tt thoatrcs. showing, however, that h dlsposltion was not to deny tho unlor thelr rlghts and privllegos. Indeed, was stated that everything was hai moiiloiiB aud quitkly adjusted. Just when tho old orchestra will n turn to tho Bljou was not anuoum-e Manager McKeo at present has a nun ber of women ofttciatlng there. ar they w'll bo advlsed that thelr aei vlocs wlll not be needed aftor a cei taln date, to bo declded on probabl to-day. Battle Is FougUt. Bltioflelds, January 2S.?Unotlicl cablo ditipatches reoelved hero to-da from Colon aay that a battle wi fought at I.a Llbertad, January 10, ai that the government forcas under (3_J cral Vasqitoa woi-u rmtiecl by Uie trouj uf Goneral I'h.mun'ft. AG01ICRY IS WRUNG Fl PARIS AS FLOOD OE^SJHEH Waters of River Seine Still Rising, and Con? ditions Grow More Desperate. SEWERSCHOKED ,,? AND EPIDEMIC -* IS THREATENED Thousands, Driven From THei* Homes, Are Suffering Despita Frantic Efforts of City to Care* for Them?Priceless Art Treas ures and Public Buildings Threatencd With Destruction. Food Prices Go Up and Misery Incrcases. Worst Is Over and End in Sight rnrls. .lanuary 20.?lt iriu offl clally stated at 1 o'clock thls niora Ing thnt the lllrcr Sclne here -jvan ntntlnunry, nnd Ihat it- trlbutarles. CO III III III- to flll |. The sltuatlon greatly Improved between l ,-in,i _ o'clock thls morn? lng. Thl.s la ln pnrt ntrrlbutablc to the cbunge In the weather, whlch .luildenly elenred. The temperature iil.io dropped. The imiirovements, from appear nnces, wlll not be merely tempo? rary. Tho anxloua offlclals are con vlnccd thnt tbe end ls in Mlght, and that the waters vrlll begin to reccde to-day. Late lnst nlght a crotrd attacked two. stnres ln, tbe Temple distrlct, tbe owner* of wblch were demnnd Jnjj lilirh prices for food. I'nrla, Jnntmry 28.?An. ngonizlng cry goen np from tbe people of I'arls to ulght. "Wlll the end never eomef" they are asklng. After a slo-tv but steady rlse of tha. flood -iratcra throughout the day. th< itiivlnl department at mldnlglit could, only laauc a statement ln answer say< Ing that it -traa probable that tbe ercai of the turbulcnt flood would be reach* ed to-morrow*. The water haa began to fall In all oC thc affluents of thc Seine above rarls, but tbe paasage through thc clty ia cloggeil by brtdgea nnd an Immenaa accumulntlon of drlfl, and tbe aeeth ing waters hourly are sprendtng- ovef uciT acres. Choked undergronnd rlvera aud sewer* are buratinf-; thelr conflnea and plnjing hnvoe with the streets* swamplns more cellara and thxeaten Ing more foundattons of bulldinga. Welrd Spectacle. To-nlght the clty preaenta a vrelrd spectaele, the soldiers, sailor*, flreraea and pollce hantlty constructlng; teui porary ?ralla by the llght of camp-" lires and torchea, In an endeavor ta keep out the Invading: flood*, whllo plckets patrol those aectiona of tho clty whlch arc plunged ln dnrkneaa by tbe burstlng of the gai malna and tbe sloppage of thc electric liehting plnnts. The situatlon ln tho Place de l'Opera to-nlght ls grave. The entlre terri? tory has been roped off as being un asfo. It la stated also that tho new ?qultable Life Assuranco Society* building is in danger of collapse. Presldent Fallleres and Premier Bil and to-day drove In automobiles to tha flooded suburbs where distress 13 groatest, speaklng words ot comfort to the homeleas and encouraslng the sol? diers and others engaged in salvago and rescue work. On their return they; said that everything possible was be? ing done to ald the stricken and pre? vent further raVagcs by tho flood. Charltabio organizations aro co-ope rating wlth tho authorltles in throw? ing open their buildings and succbrlngl refugecs. Several convonts and * number of publlc buildings have beetx eoulpped wlth mllltary cots an.l bc.i dlng and transfornted into hospitalii. Tha TCed Crosa ls pcrforming splendlct service ln dlstributlng food an_ clolh Ing. Shrlcklng for Bread. Ncverthcless uumerous pitiful in statir.es aro cited of women and chll? dren, who had refused to leave thelr homes in tlio ?lubmcrged diatrlcts. shriokins- from tholr windows Co.* bread. Tho number or refugces arrivlng hero is enormous, Chajenton alone sendinc lu 3S.0OO, "who have come there from Caiais .mrl other atlllcteil pointj. Many thirilliiig roecuea are recordoi. Tho famiiy of M, Bartliou, fortll?r nun U'.or ot publlc works, whoae home lu .