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Tt1tph«M I3«r32 1 WANT ADS BRING RESULTS THIRTIETH YEAR IAGAZ1NEWRTTER WILL SUE LAWLER ON UBELCHARGE SUIT IS ONE OUTGROWTH OF THE BALLINGER-PINCHOT CON- TROVERSY WANTS $2,000JN DAMAGES RECALLS SINKING OF THE STEAM ER REPUBLIC A YEAR OR SO AGO. Connolly Claims He Is Not Man Who Was On III Fated Steamer and Says He Was In Los Angeles at That Time Connolly is Connect ed With Colliers Weekly. (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 27.—Christopher a Connolly, a lawyer of Montana anc! New York, and a writer for maga-1 zines, today filed suit in the supreme court of the District fColumbia. to recover $20,000 damages for alleged slander from Oscar Lawler, assistant attorney general for the interior de- it is the first of threatened legal proceedings growing out of the, Ballinger-Pinchot inquiry. It was rumored around the court today that Secretary Ballinger was prepared to invoke the law against some of his alleged traducers. The basis of the action is the testimony given by Mr. Lawler May 17, before the Ballinger Pinchot joint committee wherein Mr. Lawler is alleged to have referred to Mr. Connolly and others as "despic able scoundrels, who would stoop to any depths of degadation." He is further alleged to have testified that "a man named Connolly stood on the deck of the steamship Republic just before she went down and trampled down women and children in an at tempt to get the life boat." When asked to identify the Connol ly referred to. it is alleged Mr. Law lar said: "He is an employe of Col liers Weekly, and is a tall, slender man with a short gray mustache." This, Mr. Connolly says, describes him. Mr. Lawler is further alleged to have said that he had considerable contempt for the Connolly connected with Colliers Weekly, anyway, and would not put him above anything of that kind. ir. Connolly charges that this con necting of him with the person on board of the Republic, is false, and that the accusation was maliciously made. .. Mr. Connolly said later that at the time of the loss of the Republic he was in Los Angeles, Cal., many miles from the scene of tire disaster. LAYING STEEL ON BRANCH Regent Times: F. N. Webster, the right of way agent for the Milwaukee railroad, was in the city Saturday last week, and is authority for the state ment that the laying of steel on the Cannon Ball branch was to begin Monday out of McLaughlin. The road will ironed at the rate of two miles per day as far as the grade and bridges are completed, in order to run work trains to facilitate the haul ing of bridge material. It is expect ed to complete the service fifteen miles. Piling and bridge material will be freighted from the terminal by teams so as to have the bridges built with the completion of the grade, thus insuring train service over the entire branch. SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR WANTS TO SEE BIG FIGHT I (Dv Associated Presn.1 Philadelphia. May 27.—Patrick H. McCarthy, mayor of San Francisco, in an interview here today, announc ed that he was in favor of the Jef fries-Johnson fight and hoped to see the battle for the heavyweight cham pionship on July 4. He left tonight for the west. Whe" his attention was called to the fact that the business men of San Fran cisco were protesting against the agi tation in opposition to the fight, he said: "I am not opposed to the fight and will not stop it. I have seen the principal fights in this country for many years. At Washington and other places I have visited, there seemed to be more interest in the meeting between Jeffries and John son than in the tariff question." FOREsTlis' RAGEI N CAN ESTIMATED $10,000,000 DAMAGES HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE No Trains Throuflh Burned Section for 36 Hours—Big Mill and Lumber Camp is Threatened with Destruc tion—Entire Train of Freight Cars Was Destroyed at One Point. (By Associated Prew.i Winnipeg, Man., May 27.—Forest fires are raging with unabated fury in northwestern Manitoba and north eastern Saskatchewan tonight. To day the station at Mistitem, a train of Canadian Northern freight cars and the buildings of the Cowan Con struction Co. were destroyed. The fire tonight is headed for Shaw Bros, big mill and camp. No Canadain Northern trains have been able to get through the burned region, which is now thirty miles wide, for eighteen hours. It is esti mated that the timber loss is already $10,000,000. The fires are 'moving north. NO VOTE REACHED ON I _l OILL AMENDMENTS OFFERED MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH THE FINAL VOTE Possible Vote Will Be Reached Today Refuse to Authorize Establish ment of Canteens at Soldiers' FIRST DAY MAKES IT LOOK AS THOUGH SHE WOULD BE WIN IN THE EVENTS—FOURTEEN QUALIFIED BY THE PENNSYL VANIA SCHOOL—NO RECORD S BROKEN, BUT ALL EVENTS FAST AND INTERESTING—CLOSE COMES TODAY. t'Bv Associated Press.) Philadelphia, Pa., May 27.—Penn sylvania showed up so well in the trials today as to make It probable the Philadelphia institution will carry off the inter-collegiate championship, the finals of which will be held on the Franklin field tomorrow after noon. Provided Pensylvania wins the meet, it looks like a warm battle for second place between Yale, Michi gan, Harvard and possibly Princeton as the contenders. Pennsylvania qualified 14 men for the final Yale and Princeton, 12 each Harvard, 11 Cornell, 8 Michi gan, 6 Amherst, 4 Syracuse, Col umbia and wesleyan, 2 each and Rutgers, Colgate, Dartmouth, New York university, Haverford and Bow doin, 1 each. No records were broken today, but Homes Located Near Towns Where Liquor is Permitted to be Sold. fBy Associated Press.) Washington, May 27.—The senate failed to reach a final vote on the railroad bill today as had been antici pated. When there was a prospect of action, Senator Dixon moved an amendment placing telegraph and telephone lines under the jurisdiction of the interstate commerce commis sion. This provision had no sooner (Continued-on page 8) PENNASHOWSUPWELL IN INTERCOLLEGIATE MEET the performances were all of a high order. Harvard had ill-luck. Foster, counted on to win the 220-yard dash, pulled up late and failed to qualify. Little, in the broad* jump, twisted his ankle, and Harvard lost another pos sible winner. Yale lost ground in fail ing to qualify Kirjassoff in the half mile and Canfleld in the high jump. The performances of Michigan and Princeton were pleasing to their coaches, and these two teams are looked upon as troublesome for Penn sylvania, Harvard and Yale. The running of Ramsdell and Minds of Pennsylvania in the sprints was of a high order and the only man looked upon to give them a fight is Craig of Michigan. Paul of Pennsyl vania won MB heat in the half-mile easily. Washington, May 27.—With the at torneys on one side scoring Secretary Ballinger as a man unfit to be at the head of the interior department, and with the leading attorney on the other side defending him and denouncing his accusers, whom he termed the "Glavis-Garfield-Pinchot group," the Ballinger-Pinchot investigating com mittee listened to the summing up arguments by counsel today. The arguments probably will conclude to morrow. Attorneys Brandeis and Pepper told the committee they had produced evi dence which they said established that Ballinger was not "vigilent" and "resolute" in resisting the aggressive ness of special interests, and that his course had been characterized by a lack of fidelity to the public inter est. Attorney Vertrees' reply was that Mr. Ballinger was as much of a "con servationist" as any one "in a proper sense" but did not belong to the "Pin chot brand of thirty-third degree con servationists who have gone to seed on conservation." The lawyers for the "prosecution" BAR ASSOCIATION FNTFRTAIN WOOF Dickinson, N. D., May 27.—Special— The Bar association of Stark county tendered Judge E. B. Goss of Minot, a banquet tonight before he left for Bismarck to file a second petition, New York. May 27.—Members of the Drexel-Gladstone wedding party will sail for London May 24. The marriage of the titled Englishman to one of the richest heiresses in the United States will not be on the elaborate scale as first planned, owing to the death of King Edward, but the bride will wear a gown that cost $145,000. The Drexel millioms will be us\I partly in restoring the ruins of Kirby Hall, the ancestral seat of Vis count Maidstone. Miss Drexel will be married to Viscount Maidstone in Lon don on June 9. The wedding will be BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA SATURDAY MORNING. MAY 28, 1910. SUMMING UP IN BALLINGER PINCHOT CASE IS STARTED Opposing Attornies Resort te Strong Language in Effort to a Impression on Investigating Committee BRANDEIS AND PEPPER CLAIM THEY HAVE PRODUCED EVIDENCE SHOWING BALLINGER WAS NOT A PROPER PERSON TO BE AT THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMEN VERTREES STATES BALLING ER HAS ALWAYS DONE WHAT WAS ACCORDING TO LAW GLA VIS AND KERBY COME IN FOR A WARM ROAST AT THE HANDS OF MR. BALLINGER'S ATTORN EY CLOSE MADE TODAY. finished their speeches but Mr. Ver trees was not nearly launched in his argument when the committee ad journed, and will conclude tomorrow. Brandeis and Pepper will make short arguments in rebuttal. It was his "constant yielding under pressure" that Brandeis thought most unfitted Ballinger to cany forward the broad policy of conservation. Pep per advanced as the reason Ballinger should be supplanted as secretary that during his regime there had been "no administartion worthy of the name, but only a series of acts un wise to themselves, preferablt to no principal of action, and' the cause of embarrassment to the president and of injury to the public.'' Vertrees said Ballinger was to be commended for the so-called "Gar field policies" he had reversed and contrasted former Secretary Garfield w.th Mr. Ballinger. He said that the former thought he had the right to do what he was not specifically prohib ited by law from doing, while Mr. Ballinger always was guided by law ins his official acts. under the old law, realizing the chance of the non-partisan judiciary law be inJudB knocked out. Goss'wbo I 1 /III" the supreme bench, had been holding is a candidate for court for Judge Crawford for awo]f weeks. Judge Goss, Mayor R. H. Johnson, James E. Phelan, Attorneys W. F. Burnett, H. C. Berry and Dr. V. H. Stickney made pleasing ad dresses. The Drexel Millions Will Restore Ruins of Another Crumbling English Mansion in St. Margaret's church, Westminster, and the bishop of London will officiate. Defending Mr. Ballinger's action in restoring water power rights with drawn during the last days of Gar field's administration and in subse quently re-withdrawing them, Ver trees said Ballinger merely had car ried out the wishes of the president and that he was fortified in his con struction of the law by the opinion of the law officers of the government.! "When the ambitions of Pinchot and Garfield were shattered," Ver-1 trees exclaimed, "then revenge took the place of that which before was good intention, and they endeavored to drive down the man that was doing the things he thought was right." Vertrres indulged in a scathing de nunciation of Glavis and Kerby, re fering to the latter as "that creature Kerby." He said Pinchot had testified that he knew of nothing himself to sub stantiate charges he preferred against Ballinger. "It remained for this hire ling of the Glavis-Garfield-Pinchot group to insinuate and intimate what they did not dare to charge and could not prove." Vertrees said, shaking his finger at Brandeis. TRI-STATE WEATHER Washington, May 27.—North Dako ta: Showers and cooler Saturday Sunday fair. South Dakota: Showers and cooler Saturday"a"nd a Saturday' night7~Sunday and cooler. Minnesota: Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday and Sunday show ers and cooler moderate to brisk south to southwest winds, becoming northwest by Sunday. ihc bridesmaids will be Miss Mildred Carter, Miss Edith Wayne of Philadel phia, Miss Nelly Post, Lady Barrymore's daughter, who will soon become a bride herself, and the bridegroom's sister, Lady Gladys Finch-Hatton Lady Letty Manners, Miss Rhoda Astley, daughter of the dowager Lady Hastings Miss Margaret Combe, daughter of Lady Constance Combe, and Miss Sibyl Fel lowes, daughter of Lord and Lody de Ramsey. There will be two small brides maids also. Lord Maidstone's cousins, the young daughters of Lady Muriel Paget. TclcphMH B«r32 BOY RIDERS ARRIVED AT NATIONAL CAPITOL. (By Associated Press.1 Washington, May 27.—After riding on horseback most of the way across the continent to meet Roosevelt on his arrival at New York, Louis and Temple Abernathy, aged 9 and 6 years respectively, sons of "Jack" w~\m» I Abernathy of Oklahoma, wolf catcher They rode in from Frederick, Md.. today, a distance of 57 miles. When the boys arrived they rode up and down Pennsylvania avenue for some time, looking for a "wagon yard" where they might tie UD the horses. Not finding such conveniences in the national capital, they stopped at one of the best hotels and their hors es were taken to a near by livery. The boys will remain in this city lor several days. MISSOURI CITY STRUCKBY WIND RESIDENTS SAW CLOUDS FORM- ING AND HAD OPPORTUNITY TO SEK SHELTER. Storm Swept Path Three Hundred Feet Wide Telephone and Tele graph Lines Out of Commission for Over Three Hours No Lives Lost So Far As Reported. Pierce City, Mo., May 27.—A torna do which formed northwest of here at 6 o'clock tonight, struck the edge of town a few minutes later, destroy ed ten dwellings and several barns and swept southward out of sight. No one was killed. Cyclone cellars saved the families of Edward Greer, Wm. Tate, John Shylock and James Abernathy. In each instance the tornado swept the houses from above the cellars where men, women and children were hud dled. Tlsit many persons were not injur ed is due to the fact that the twister was seen to form by those endang ered and thus they had opportunity to seek refuge. The tornado swept trees, telephone poles, houses, fences, and vegetation from a path 300 feet wide. Leaving the town, it lifted and de scended again several miles south. Meagre reports of destruction to farm property have been received. Telephonic and telegraphic commu nication in all directions was inter rupted for five hours. MOTOR BOATS ENDED RACE Havana, May 27.—The Caliph, own ed by Commodore M. E. Brigham of the Ventory Yacht club, finfiished first in the ocean motor boat race, which started at Philadelphia last Saturday, arriving at 6:14 this after noon. The Berneyo, owned by W. S. Granbery of the Brooklyn Yacht club, came in one hour and 14 seconds later and so by time allowance is the winner by more than three hours. The other two boats left in the race, the Carolina and the Illys, had not been sighted at. a late hour. Both of them have big handicaps and the Ber nyo cannot therefore be proclaimed the winner as yet. l$!m" JTRIBUNEWANTADSJ BRING RESULTS PRICE FIVE CENTS AT NEW MOTOR SPEEDWAY FRI. KINCAID HAD NARROW ESCAPE FROM RUNNING DOWN THE PRESS STAND. BRICK COURSE IS A SUCCESS ONE HUNDRED MILE RACE WAS SENSATION OF THE FIRST DAY OF MEET. Withdrawal of Buick and Jackson Cars Threatened for Time to Break Up Meet Differences Patched Op and Races Go On New Track Was Experiment and Proved Good. (Br Associated Preos.) Indianapolis, Ind., May 27.—Records went down in today's races at the Motor Speedway, and the new brick course justified all the hopes of its experimenting contractors that it would surpass all others for speed. In three different classes of Amer ican stock cars, time was lowered. Their drivers let their engines go to their limit and fought every foot of the way. The greatest victory of the day was the one hundred mile race for cars of 301 to 350 cubic inches piston displacement, which was won by Kincaid in a National, in 1:23:43. The previous record set by Chevrolet in a Buick at Atlanta, was 1:24:08. Ill fortune took this raee away from Dawson, driving a Marmon. He led the field from the tenth to the eighty fifth mile, and lost the lead by the fouling of a spark plug and could not regain it. kincaid, pounding down the home stretch, barely escaped crashing into the press stand when one of his rear tires ripped off and was hurled high in the air. By sheer strength of mus cle he held his car in the track and the crowds in the grand stand gave him a roar of cheers. Flagged at the finish of the race, he asked the en thusiasts, who gathered around his car, "who won?" 'You" they answered and Kincaid silently turned and shook hands with mechanican. In the five mile race for cars of the same class as entered the one hundred mile race, Kincaid broke an other record, winning over Dawson and Harroun, both driving Maroms, by a burst of speed in the home stretch that carried him from the field to the fore. His time was 5:05, bettering the former record by forty seconds. Haroun had his inning in the 10 mile event for cars of 231 to 300 in ches displacement. He won in 8:15, smashing the former record of 9:03. Chevrolet, driving a Buick, in the five mile race for the little cars of 161 to 230 inches displacement, won with a brilliant dash in 4:41, breaking the previous time of 5:13. The withdrawal of all the Buick and Jackson entries by reason of the tech nical committee baring several cars that were said to exceed classification of power, threatened the success of the meet, but after several confer ences the Buick owners consented to re-enter those of their cars that met the American Automobile association rules. TARIFFHAS PROVEDOF A BENEFITTOTHE FARMERS PRICES OF WHAT HE BUYS HAVE NOT RISEN IN COMPARISON WITH THE PRODUCTS OF THE FARM—IS AS COMFORTABLE AND FAR BETTER OFF FINANCIALLY THAN THE CITY DWEL- LER—SMOOT HAS THE FIIGURES. (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 27.—Presenting a series of tables, Senator Smoot today addressed the senate with reference to the conditions of the farmers of the country as compared 'with their condition in 1896. "While the prices of practically all commodities have shown some ad vance during the last few years," he said, "the products of the farm show a much greater advance than do the prices of the products of mines and factories." He gave the following specifica tions: Corn, 118 per cent Wheat, 88 per cent. Cotton, 92 per cent. Oats, 132 per cent. Rye, 117 per cent. Barley, 126percent. Hay, 49 per cent. Hops, 340 per cent. Potatoes, 73 per cent. Flax seed, 142 per cent. Fat cattle, 92 per cent. Fat hogs, 172 pe rcent. Dairy butter, 57 per cent. .-." Eggs, 107 per cent. Commenting upon the general con ditions, Mr: Smoot said: "The financial condition of the grain raiser of the northwest, th* general farmer of the middle west, the cotton planter of the south, is better than ever before. Financially, the farmer has become independent. The general free delivery and the telephone have placed him in touch with the world, and he is as familiar with current events as is the city dweller."