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POUR BOARDS REORGANIZED by McCarthy Fourteen Commissioners Rer moved Without Warning After Conference - r.tari!injj Political Coup Is Ar ranged at Early Morning Gathering lw l>e there were present the iu»yor'p secretary, E. C. Lefflngwell. his adviser. C X I>»m. and James H. Stevens, dep uty <-onnty clerk assigned to Judge G. 11. CabaniF's' oouru Stevens prepared the oaths which w»»re taken by the new • •orr.missloners before County Clerk Mu'?revy y«»stercay morning a few minutes before the county clerk's office \u25a0was opene<l for business. McCarthy Redeeming Promise When the hour lor taking up the «•;!>\u25a0> business rolled around the new commissioners were Tn possession or on their way to take possession of the ....\u25a0•\u25a0 quarters occupied by their ousted pre decessors. Mayor McCarthy had par- Tially redeemed his promise or threat to wipo out every vestige of the Taylor administration. Ha<h of the 12 commissioners dis missed for cause *was accused among other thingp of general incompetency. Tii^re were other specifications, but all the members of a commission were treated alike. The members of the board of health were aWiijsed of "will fully, deliberately an- .•••fully vio . . j \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 • \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0 \u25a0 -.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0...\u25a0" . .: -- '~ latino tho charter" in luui they era- I>ioyed Chester L. lloadhouse. a resi dent of Alameda oountv. as a dairy Jn sp.r-tor. The charges allege that Road liitusr was apjiointed over the protest of the ci\il service commission, but mak*? no reference to the alleged fact that there wa? no eligible on the civil Another charter violation, willful and rMihcrat**, charged to the health com lnissioneri! is the employment of Miss I.!. I- I'arsi.ns as superintendent of v . ji!.rs«»sj at the city and county hospital. Miss I'arsnns. «=o It Is charged, had her ]•=\u25a0*;.-.] r^sidenr^ in Boston. T- Neglect of Duty Charged The civil service commissioners were i charged with both general incompe tency ami neglect of duty. One of the *\>— iDcationp was undue laxity in the matter of holding examination?. Com missioner* Kellogg, who was one of the two charged with general Incompe tency. wrote the civil service article of the charter. As an offset to the charge of laxity, Kellogg declares -that the Taylor commission examined more ap plicants than the first commission, of which McCarthy was a member; more than five times as many as the com- , mission of which McCarthy was a mem ber by reappointment, and that the \ \u25a0whole number of applicants examined j hy the ousted hoard was in -excess of! 2.000. The park commissioners were let out for a variety of "caases." They were < harg«<l with neglect of duty; extrava gant use of public funds; unbuMnees- \u25a0 like administration of the. affairs of their ofSVe; the purchaser of an automo bile for $I,f«SO without advertising for bids; paying $75 a month rent for of fices in th<> Mills building Instead of meeting at the lodge in the park, and with hiring: William Dolgre of Alameda county to expert their accounts. The fire commissioners were less for tunate in the particulars of the speci nVations of cause for their removal. T-iey were told that they had been gen erally incompetent; had neglected their duties; had mismanaged the affairs of tic- fire department, and had been puilly of conduct subversive of the best interests of the city and the affairs «tf the fire department. WELFARE FUND FOR AID OF OUSTED OFFICIALS Tiie board of education will have the support ot the trustees of the welfare fund in Its efforts to resist dismissal at the hands of Mayor P. H. McCarthy. ! The hoard of health will receive similar i assistance. This decision was reached Yesterday afternoon at a meeting of ihe directors of the fund. Attorney Charles S. Wheeler will be employed to represent the board of education in <-ourt and Attorney Barclay Henley. will aot for the board of health. This will be the first active partici pation of the welfare committee in the affairs of the city. A fund has been accumulated by voluntary subscriptions and its control lodged with 11 trustees. Jt is specified only tnat it shall be ex pended for the good of the city in such manner as the trustees shall direct. The meeting yesterday was held in offices in the Mills building. Among •those in attendance were: Harris Wein stoek, James D. Phelan, C. H. Bentley, Thomas S. Williams, Isidor Jacobs, Barclay Henley and Walter Macar ihur. H was the sense of the meeting that fhe authority of tbe mayor should be thoroughly tested in tlie courts, and to that end thf trustees voted to up r.old the t>oard of education and the board of health. The irusteop organized by electing the fol!owing officers. President. Har ris \Veinf=trwk:- vice president, C. H. Bentley; treasurer, Thomas S. Williams; temporary secretary. Isidor Jacobs. The general committee connected with the administration of ' the fund, originally placed at 50, is to be in creased to €5. A mfceting of this com mittee lias been callefl for next Mon day evening in the assembly room of the Pacific building. . ' Keeps on Swinging Ax A little more ax work marked yes terday's session of the board of works. Former Assemblymen J. M. Copus j and Lewis Cass. a locksmith by trade. : v. ere forced from their Jobs as fore- 1 m^n of street cleaning to make way for Samuel Rainford and Charles Meinert. Itainford was an active worker in Mayor McCarthy's recent cimpaigu and Melnert was formerly a bailirr in Judge I>awlor's department. Harry D. Broderick, a son of Com missioner Broderick, was appointed in spector of street wdrk in the place of Inrpector Code, dismissed last week. vrrSTEKN POSTMASTEKS— Wa«hinsrton, J«n. 31. — The tciUm-lßg w^strrn postmestors haT» Iwhu appointed: California — Kinsley, Marl i«i»i county. -William J. I'attcrßon. tW A. Sbaw. renljroMl. Arizona — Weldon, I»lma i-.Miri«y. Henry A. Winch, rice J. I>. Storle, - \ ' XULBEHEY BTK.EET "CZAS." ILI^-New York. Jau. .">1 . — Thomas Byrneii, once * known an \u25a0 tbe «car of Mulberry street, wben, «* a . Fuperin k jdftrt of police, be won as international repu tation, is MTlvutJy ill at his home here. CLUBWOMEN ENJOY LIFE IN GERMANY New York Tourist Tells How Residents of Berlin Pass Their Leisure Hours Sewing and Embroidery Are Done at Public Cafes and Afternoon Concerts . ; .-\u25a0"• \u25a0' \u25a0 --.; \u25a0'"\u25a0- „" . - •- - \u25a0 . - - "r-.-." r -.-. '"V "I believe that the typica.l German hausfrau is a myth," said a New York woman who returned the other day from a year's residence in Germany. "'I don't see how the average German j woman flnds any time to .be a haus ; frail. I sometimes wondered when the Getrr>an woman found time to do any thing: at home. I spent eight months in Berlin with my daughter, who was studying music. From 11 to 12 in the morning the cafes were packed with German women, who go out to take their second breakfast in the , public restaurants, a thing unknown in Amer ica. They take along their sewing or embroidery and sit an hour or two over their oup of coffee or glass of. beer. At the concerts, too, they take their work und spend hours day after day listen ing to the music. You can spend an afternoon listening to beautiful music, a magnificent orchestra, with line vo cal artisip, for 16 cents. That is an il lustration of the things that help to exile Americans. SOCIICTY WOMEN' SMOKE "At 3 in the afternoon again you will see the cafes crowded with German women taking their afternoon tea. I think American women are more do mestic than German/ because I never heard of American women who left j their homes in the evening to pass the time at the club. A German friend took me on; evening to the German women's club. The club has a- mag nificent suite of apartments, including auditorium reading room, parlor, cafe and smoking room. When she took me into the last apartment It almost feazed me for a minute. It was blue with smoke. I had never before seen a room filled with elegantly gowned, cultivated women all smoking. These were the wealthy society women of Berlin, titled some of them. "They were cosmopolitan in their dress and manners and did not present any striking points of difference from the American woman except In the smoking-. It made the occurrence of laet summer, when our immigration official? detained a second class pas senger, a woman art dealer, for in quiry into her sanity because she smoked cigarettes, appear very funny, in retrospect. I'M.IKE AMEHICAY CLUBS "The German women's clubs, like tl:o?e of the English women, are based j on the same principle as men's clubs; I these are places for social enjoyment and for the convenience of members In taking meals, entertaining friends and so on. They do not take up work in study, philanthropy, reform and so on. like the women's clubs in America. "But along some lines the German women have done more than the Amer ican. There Is a working girls' club in Berlin with 13,000 members. Its object is to maintain sick, benefits and an employment bureau to secure better pay and shorter hours and otherwise to better the conditions of the mem ber?. It is in fact nothing but a labor union, but it was organized and be friended by women of the highest so cial standing, some of them women of the nobility." — New York Sun. SIBERIAN EDELWEISS GROWING POPULAR Substitute for Alpine Flower Is Easily Cultivated Leontopodium sibricum is likely to become very popular among lovers of alpine gardens, for it is easier to grow and much more free flowering than the Alpine edelweiss. It germinates very readily and' the young plants should be quite a good size by autumn, especially if they are kept in a cool, moist place. When planted out in autumn, says Amateur Gardening, they should have the east side of the rookery, as aisouth ern aspect is too hot for them. It blooms very freely with large heads twice the size. of its Alpine cousin, and grows from 8 Inches to a foot in height. | The foliage is a dark green, bufas yon nevef get the white wooly leaves, which are the charm of edelweiss in the Alp», unless there is a gl.ic.ier near, the foliage does not really matter, and it is a groat thing to have an edelweiss which will thrive and make Itself at home in the lowlands. PANTOMIMES POPULAR WITH BRITISH PEOPLE London and Provinces Have Many Similar Productions The first pantomime introduced to the English stage was "Tavern Bilkers" and was by. John Weaver, says the ' Stage. This was in the year 1702. It was pro duced at Drury Lane. The great in stltutor of pantomime in England was, however, John Rich, who devised this form of entertainment in 1717. His first emphatic success was in 1724, when ho produced "The Necromancer; or, His tory of Doctor Faustus." So successful was Rich with his pan tomimes that^ Garrick, Quin and others became exasperated. Rich lived to see pantomimes firmly established at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. He died* in 1761. . Regarding the subjects of panto mimes, the most popular theme this year is "Cinderella," with "Babes in, the Wood" second and "Dick Whittlngton" third. If the London and "suburban panto mimes are taken alone "Cinderella" will again be first, while "Babes in the Wood" and "Aladdin" tie for second place. In London and the provinces "Cinderella" has been chosen 14 times, "Babes in the Wood" 12 ".times and "Dick Whittington" 10 times. 1 Looking back over the last IS years we find: that the most popular subjects have been "Cinderella," "Aladdin, 1 " "Dick • Whit tington." "Robinson Crusoe" and ".Babes in the Wood,"- In the order given. , ' NURSES CAN NOT HAVE TOO MUCH ABILITY "This is undoubtedly an independent age," says the Nursing Times In ; a leader this week on the important questson~'of the nurse's duty to the world in which she lives. The article deals with the., various arguments raised by those who realize how har rowing is the. nursing. career, and ends with some words of Lady Helen Munro- Ferguson's: . .'A nurse, can; never bring too much skill; and .understanding and capacity to. her work; and every: addi tion to her generar'-knowledge,: every interest she cultivates, . every Jnteli-' gent observation she' makes on social phenomena, will -make her a better nurse and a more valuable citizen." To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxr.tive-Bromo Quinine Tablets. Druffffists refund money if it fails. I E. W. Grove's signature on box. 25c • THE SAN> FRANCISCO GALL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY I.^ 1930. GOLD AND SILVER SHOW BIG INCREASE IN MEXICO Export of Yellow Metal Quad rupled in 14 Years Some interesting statistics are given in the Mexican budget covering the mineral products of Mexico.' In- the absence of more direct v information these figures are based. on the .exports, and while all the'products of ' a year may not be exported in that. year the minister says that no large quantities of 'ore,' still less of bullion, are allowed to accumulate in the country; ,' hence the estimates are approximately cor rect. . f '' The following statement shows tho exports of gold and silver during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1909: Description — Amount Gold bullion... *.'." - 130,544,540 Gold In ore and other forms.. 2,C33,145 Difference between gold nequlred by the exchange commission and tlm gold exported...... 5,703.930 Gold consumed in arts (estimated).. 1.T3,:W.? Total sold production $45,014,954 Silver exported 'In the form of ore. oynnidef"". sulphides, etc., and In bars $73,741,313 Silver Nought by the exchange and currency commission for coinage purposes '. 3,334,784 Consumed In the arts (estimated^. . . .13,045 Total production of 5i1ver.. ...... $77,109,742 In dealing with its increased produc tion Minister Llmantour states that up to 1891 the annual production of gold in Mexico never exceeded $2,000,000 of the present currency. In 1896, it amounted to $1 0,000,000, ' but with the announcement of the decree for the reform of the currency in 1905 the production has rapidly increased up to its present high value. Although the quantity of silver pro duced in 1909 was the largest in the history of the republic its value was $8,300,000 less than that of 1908, owing to the low price of the metal. In strong contrast with the tone of tho budget when dealing with the gold production is that in reference to the depressed condition of the silver in dustry. Referring to the present condition of the world's sliver market and the outlook for any betterment thereof Minister Llmantour said: "The fact that there r were no large stocks of that metal for sale .some months ago in the European, American and Asiatic markets gave rise to the hope that the silver c crisis would dis appear with the disastrotis effects of the drought then prevailing in India and the exceptionally depressed con dition of trade in China. "Unfortunately those hopes were not realized, notwithstanding the fact that the conditions of the Asiatic =market have greatly improved. The present danger comes from another quarter; not from our immemorial customers for silver, but from a new competitor whose output within the last four or five years has increased prodigiously, and. what is more serious for us, is produced at a very low cost. "The government of Canada decided upon the construction of a railway through a region that was almost un known, and by a mere chance during the location of the line the discovery was made in a comparatively small stretch of territory, of very rich de posits of silver mixed with cobalt and nickel. The operation of these mines was not started until the middle of 1904, and yet in 1906 the output ex ceeded 5.000,000 ounces, while in 1908 it rose to more than 19,000.000 ounces, and in 1909 to more than 30,000,000, nearly one-sixth of the world's total output. "A noteworthy fact is that the silver occurs almost always in the native, state and on the surface of the ground or at a very slight depth below the surface, so that the cost of mining and treatment is considerably lessened. And if to all this be added the richness of the ore, which is truly fabulous, the assay in ma.ny of the veins averaging more than 3,000 ounces per ton, it will readily be understood how serious an effect on the price of silver is likely to be exercised by this enormous out put, which increases dally and threat ens to swamp the world's markets. The danger for Mexico is graver than for other silver producing countries, for many of our mines yield nothing but silver, and their operations will not pay if the metal continues at a very low price." The following is a resume of the total production of the mines in Mexico during the fiscal year 1909: Description — Value Gold $4ri,014,9."4 Silver 77,109,742 Copper 20.353,000 1.ea.1 fi.397,000 Zinc 1.043,000 Iron 1 .UOO.fHX) Other metals ::, 032,158 Coal 4.400,000 MlnerHl oil.. 2,800,000 Total $1&),5!K),8.*4 FISHES^HOW GREAT CARE FOR THEIR EGGS Males and Females Look After Their Offspring G. A. Boulenger, in Country L.ife, gives some interesting cases of parental v care in; fishes. As a rule the eggs of a fish are left more or less to chance, and yet there are a number of cases in which one or the other parent shows a remarkable devotion to, and care of, the_ offspring. In the case of a fish from AVadras 'the male carries the eggs about in his mouth till they are hatched. This occupies several weeks, and all this time he-is unable to feed, and becomes quite ] emaciated. i In a South African species the fe male carries the eggs in a similar way. In a number of species the. eggs are carried about adhering to the belly or lower surface of the tall, sometimes by the male and sometimes* by the fe male. In the curious sea horse (hippo campus)' they are carried in a pouch under the tail. The paradise fish makes a floating nest of bubbles formed by the frothy secretion of its mouth. In this the eggs are placed. One of the most curious cases, perhaps, is that of the flsh which makes one of the , fresh water -mussels its nurse and nursery. '. This species is known as the bitter ling. The eggs are few. and-remark ably large for a flsh, being an eighth of an inch in diameter, "or about a twentieth of the whole length of the parent. By means of a long tube they are placed between the gill plates of different species of pond mussels. Here they are hatched, and leave their nursery as young, fry nearly half an inch in- length in; about a. month. And It seems that this is a case of symbiosis, for the female fish in de positing her eggs, carries off those of the mollusk, which are ; hatched on her body, and thus widelyfdispersed. RUSSIAN CALENDAR IS TWELVE DAYS BEHIND The Russian "calendar, is 12 days be hind that of any other country.in.-Eu rope. This is found to be inconvenient in' the commercial -.world,! so ' a member of the council. of ; the empire, M.-W.M. Andrewsky, has given notice of a meas ure to bring the calendar into line with other; countries, say 3 the London iGlobe. It Is needless .to say that such a-pro posal .is meeting' with -opposition,:, no less a personage than Count ;Wltte«be ing, it. is said, onlthe;side'vOf- the reac tionaries. ] ' Greece and 'TtiisslaJ s are,;the only two countries following the Julian system. | Germany abandoned' it in' l7oo, and Great. Britain ia 1752;by Lord Qhes terfleld's. act. : \u25a0• El<?¥eh * days .were ; . struck out of September/ ,i the third of, that month being made the l'tth.-.Thlswas noc done wltlioul much opposition/"the;pop ular'belief rbeingj that- the .people had been robbed ?ofr 1 1 days : by the govern • PHONE INVENTOR WORKS ON AIRSHIPS Dr. Alexander Graham Bell Tells of Experiments. With \ Aerodromes Praises Associates in Aerial En deavors, J. A. D. McCurdy and F. W. Baldwin Dr. Alexander Graham Bell talked about flying machines at the Hotel Lor raine to a reporter of the New York Tribune recently. He was modest about his but aglow whenever he mentioned J. A. D. McCurdy and F. W. Baldwin, who have been associated with him since the formation of the Aerial experiment association, about two years ago. The association, dis banded last spring. ; According to Dr. Bell, McCurdy was the first boldbr to break away from the thralldom of the light engine for aero nautic work and to try successfully an antomobile engine In a flying machine. At Dr. Bell's summer home, Beinn Breagh, near Baddeck, N. S., McCurdy and Baldwin have recently, flown for 21V4 minutes in machines modeled after the June Bug, using an automobile en gine weighing 400j?ounds. * Their success, he said, had encour aged him to hope for good results as a test of an aerodrome of his own design with the same engine early next month: He has about finished an aerodrome having six tetrahedral cells, that he ex pects will be a combination of the good points of the June Bug and the Cygnet No. 2. He calls it the Olonos type, after the bird of the Greeks. The machine will measure 30 feet from tip to tip and will, he believes, possess unusual sus taining power and stability because of its horizontal and oblique surfaces.' He will try the, new aerodrome over the ice of Lake Bras dOr, -using the automobile engine above mentioned, manufactured at Bath, N. V., and also testing a Corliss engine of 50 horsepower. Five flying machines will be tested at Baddeck' in- less .than a month, said Doctor Bell. Gardiner Htfbbard of Bos ton has ordered a monoplane of the type used by Latham from the Cana dian aerodrome • company at • Baddeck. There will also be tried out the Bad deck No. 1 and No. 2, similar to the June Bug; Doctor Bell's tetrahedral kite, Cygnet No. 2, and his latest aero drome. Doctor Bell says that i%4 Is not in terested commercially in aerodromes, but only from a scientific point of view. Baldwin and McCurdy, he said, have formed the Canadian aerodrome com pany, and, other aviators trained by them to operate machines, they hope to interest the Canadian govern ment next month. "We have made a verb of 'drome' in Canada," he added. "We speak of a man droming from one point- to an other. 'Aerodrom' originated with a professor of Greek at Johns Hopkins university,, and comes from a Greek word meaning air runner. We call our machines 'dromes' — much simpler and more correct than to speak of them as aeroplanes. The fore and aft and lat eral curves in the aerodromes of today make aeroplane a misnomer. I think we shall, all come to calling them "dromes'." The Wright brothers, he, said, were doing their duty to themselves to test their patents in the courts. He added that he believed the courts would place a broad construction on the claims of the Wright brothers. FARTHING FARES ON THE LONDON TRAMWAYS Experiment Bids Fair, to Prove Popular Venture Recently a new experiment in London tramway fares was made on the line which wag opened from Finchley to Golders Green. The line Is divided up into sections, for passing over each one of Which the fare Is one farthing, though the minimum charge is one penny, says the London Globe. Complaints have frequently been made that if a passenger wishes to go even a few yards over the line which divided one penny fare from another, he had to pay two pence, although he may not have gone as far as the average permy x fare in all. This has been met on some omnibus and tram lines by making the distances overlapping, and in others by the insti tution of the half penny fare, but It ap pears that neither of'these systems has quite met the case. • The tendency of the day is to ride everywhere for as little as possible, and to avoid walking even a few -yards. The days have long gone by since a passen ger could refuse to ride In a two penny bus, and say that he would walk as he was in a hurry. It seems hardly credible that not so very many years ago to ride on a bus was the mark of a city man, and that penny fares were scouted as Impossible. We have come down to farthing fares and were it not that the farthing is a coin which few people carry, the penny minimum would no doubt be abolished. As It Is, the minimum fare will prob ably soon be reduced to a half penny, for as every one now rides' for the short est distances the lowest fare will before long be the rule. PILGRIMAGES TO MECCAi J MADE PARTLY BY RAIL Modern Methods Encroach Upon Eastern Customs The sun shines, the dogs bark, the caravan passes. Under the bright sky of the east toward the deserts of Arabia 500 camels, to the uniform chant, are making their way toward Mecca. It is the traditional pilgrims' caravan on the, way to the tomb of Mohammed, which starts each \ year about this time. On this occasion the pilgrimage acquires an exceptional im portance, for It has an illustrious pil grim in -the; person of the khedive of Egypt, who with the authorization of his overlord, the sultan, is showing his attachment to Moslemism. Accompanied by the sacred carpet, and a numerous company and with his guard, .the khedive, according to a Paris contemporary, takes the head: of the procession. It Is a singularly pic turesque spectacle; It seems that with the love of -ease' the -journey : on T tho camel's back i,s being shortened as much aa possible, as; also the encamp ments \ at the borders of the oases for supplication at the hour of muezzin. Moreover,? the pilgrims do as "much, of the journey: as they, can by. rail. , Even the tomb of the prophet is now lighted by, electricity. O, temporal O, mores! )\ It may be explained that in Moham medan countries where the mosque has a;towen(and where itia not at the side of the building); the hours of muezzin are proclaimed— that is. the hours ; of prayer. : These hours'are dawn, n00n,;4 o'clock ;in the -afternoon, sunset; and nightfall. - In: old days the pilgrimage were less sybarite. ?" .' -. The'forelgn population of Morocco ia divided into; the : following: classes,. -In order,/ of *:their * preponderance:/. Span ish speaking,,, -including.; Jews^. 50, 000; French-speaking, -20,000;V; English speaking,; 5,000; German;": speaking,' 1,000; others, , 2.000 J. ""'*- -, ~ : -'\-'- GLAVIS AIMS BLOW AT PRESIDENT TAFT Says Garfield's Hostility to Coal Lands Claimants Reason for Losing Portfolio Denies Malice Toward Nation's Executive in Repeating * Conversation j \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0. "~~~-:: WASHINGTON', Jan. 31. — When the Balllnger-Plnchot investigation com mittee adjourned late today .until next Friday morning at 10 o'clock,- Louis R. Glavls was still*' on '.the stand. He will be further ijuestloneri at that -time. Glavis .was cross examined today by several members of the committee, the democrats taking by far the more prominent ;part in the questioning and framing their Interrogations in_a way that elicited answers tending to accen tuate certain parts of the testimony, al ready given by the witness. MKTIIODS TERMED "FEEBLE" At the close of the hearing Senator Nelson called attention to the fact that the committee was proceeding' "feebly" and blindly,.as there was no one pres ent to cross examine as the representa tive of the other side." Personally, he said, he had no desire to. question the witness further. It. was thought best, however, that Glavis remain in the city until certain documents called for from the interior department have arrived and haye 1 been examined. Senator Root moved that these docu- | ments should be printed before being j introduced. Attorney \u25a0 BVandeis. repre senting Glavis and others, said that many of the documents he had asked for might prove- to he Irrelevant. CRITICISES BAL,I,INGER"S ACTS Cross examined by Senator Fletcher of Florida, Glavis said today that Bal linger, while commissioner of the land office, had appeared before that com mittee of congress and by his testi mony had . favored a bill that would validate all of the Alaska coal claims. He also said that an affidavit filed Sep tember 4, 1908, by Clarence Cunningham had on it a backing which bore the name of the firm with which Judge Ballinger was connected. Glavis said when Ballinger asked him not to pro ceed with hi?, Investigation of the coal claims until after election because of the slowness of campaign contribu tions, no one was present to overhear the conversation. The name of Donald A. McKenzle was brought prominently to the inquiry this afternoon when Glavis testified McKcn zie had told him that the reason James R. Garfleld was not. retained in Presi dent Taft's cabinet as secretary of the interior was because of his antagonism to the Alaskan coal claimants. MAKES OUT AFFIDAVIT Glavis said Tie made an affidavit con taining this interview, but denied when questioned by Senator Root that he re garded it as a reflection upon President Taft or that he intended to use it as an attack upon Taft. Glavis said he thought the president might be inter ested in it, and he thought also that the affidavit would interest Garfield. Asked what he had done with the af fidavit he said he left one copy in the land office at Seattle and sent the other to the forestry bureau. ' At this afternoon's session Represen tative Graham of Illinois and Senator Fletcher of Florida, both democrats, alternately took up the examination. Glavis' attention was brought to the fact that Saturday he had testified that Dennett was anxious to have Influential support to be reappointed commis sioner of the land office. He was asked whose support Dennett had.. \u25a0'.'•'-'.* DENNETT'S RUMORED SUPPORTERS "I understand he had Representatives McKlnlay and McLachlan of California and Representative Klncald of Ne braska behind him," replied the wit ness. "Were any of these claimants under the Cunningham group?"* " "No; they were all in the Green group." The witness said he had learned also In a letter from H. 11. Schwartz that Senator Guggenheim also was support ing Dennett. Senator Fletcher took the witness back over a large part of his testi mony. "What did Secretary Ballinger have to do with the Cunningham affidavit of September, 190S?" he asked. "That is the one he prepared, at least, I think he prepared it, although I don't know of my own knowledge." "What reason have you for believing it?" .". ;.-fe. "The backing opthe affidavit had the name of Judge Ballinger's law firm on it and Schwartz told me." "Now, as to the conversation you had with Ballinger when he requested you to discontinue your investigation until after the election, 190S, just what did he say?" asked Senator Fletcher. CLAIMANTS WERE ANGRY "He didn't ask me to discontinue, for I had not resumed. I told him I had been detailed to take up the Alaska coal cases again and he said he wished I .would [ not because - men like H. C. Cheney and C. J. Smith, who had been liberal contributors to the campaign fund in the past, were mad and hold ing off because their claims had not been patented." "Was any*, one else present at this conversation?" > "No, sir. It was in the lobby of the Portland . hotel at Portland, Ore. We had been talking there for an hour or more." "When did you first- call in the" for estry service?" Senator Fletcher next inquired.. ' "I sent ,a telegram to Law Officer A. C. Shaw of the forest service July 16, 1909." . "Didn't you think it incumbent upon you to consult "your superiors before taking that action?" "No, sir, not under an agreement reached between Secretary Garfleld and Secretary 'Wilson." "Why did you telegraph Shaw?" "Because . 1 ., wanted the hearings in the Cunningham cases postponed." "To what extent after that did the forestry enter into the matter?" "Shaw telegraphed me he could not Make the Liver Do its Duty Nine time* in ten when the liver is right the stomach' and bowcU are right CARTER'S LITTLE Jggfefc, LIVER PILLS gently but firmly com.^Jg^gßL_ % £ £ 'di^'^gl Carters stipation,ifl iP^ Ij I V E R Headache, and Distress after Eating. U Small Pill. Small Do.c. Small Pric. GENUINE must bear signature: \u25a0 GILLETT EXPLAINS^ . HIS COAL CLAIMS ... SACRAMENTO, Jnn. 81—Gov ernor James i AT. Glllett" today nald In connection with the t'la "fhot-Bnllinjcer lni-eatlscatloa mat trr, now under Invrntlxatlon at Wimhlnicton. hl« name hnvln« been mentioned an nmone those ' having;* necured coal land* tn | Alankat i "Three or four yrarn asro I pur | clinurd throuich it _ man named | Greene 160 «itp» for myaelf and \ 120 acreH for my vrlfe, the claim:* | being; 10 mile* from the Cunnlns | hnm Kroup. Those - clainm have ; pout me 94.000 each. They are in \Z anthracite coal, while the Cun ', uliixhnm group la bituminous [ coal. ', : "Some time nen fve, vt lth sev ', eral others, grouped onr lands. and formed a company, namlis ', ' It the Ala.tkun smokeless iuithru ',y cite company. And I still own. ! the claims." come to Seattle, but sent the law offi cer at Portland to see me. He went over the papers with me and agreed that a field examination was neces sary." "What was the name of that law officer?" demanded Senator Nelson. "His name was Pearce.". t>.V-< "Do you know a Donald R. or Donald A. McKenzie?" asked Senator Fletcher. "Yes, sir, I think It is Donald A." "What relation did he bear to Com missioner Dennett and Secretary Bal linger?" "He was very friendly with both." The witness then told of a conversa tion he had with a Judge McKenxle. in which the latter said the reason why James R. Garfield was not In Presi dent Taft's cabinet was because of his antagonism to the coal claimants in Alaska. "Did he tell any other reasons why Garfield was not in the cabinet?" asked Representative Olmatead, amid laugh ter. "No, sir." Senator Root here entered vigorous ly into the examination. "Whom did McKenzie make this statement to?" he asked. "To Special Agent Jones and myself. We made an affidavit to that effect." "Why did you make an affidavit?" "I thought it would be worth remem bering in the further Investigation of these cases if we had to call McKenzie as a witness." FEARED MeKENZIE'S STRENGTH Glavis said the impression McKenzie left was that influential people op posed to Secretary Garfleld had urged the president not to retain Garfleld for various reasons. "You thought it was a boast by Mc- KenzleJ" suggested Representative Madison. "I remarked to Jones that if he had strength enough to get rid of Garfield he could also get rid of us. too." Glavis said he did not think McKen zle's statement was intended in any way as a reflection upon President Taft. On motion of Senator Root the for estry service was requested to produce the affidavit which had caused such a flurry In the committee. Explaining his connection with Alaskan coal claims, as brought out in the Ballinger-Plnchot investigation. Representative McLuchlan of Califor nia today mentioned Governor Giltett and Representatives Knowland and McKlnlay of California as being inter ested in the proposition with himself and Representative Kincaid of Ne braska and a number of others. SAYS PROPOSITION" IS LEGAL McLachlan declared the proposition was entirely v legal and ethical. A dozen or more men of prominence were Interested in what was known as the Green group, he said. He did not re call tne names of all of his associates. Senator Paynter of Kentucky re signed from the committee today and did not attend the session. Illness \u25a0was given as the cause for this action. Knowland Denies Report " [Special Dispatch to The Call] WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— Although L. H. Glavis testified today that Repre sentative Joseph R. Knowland was in terested in the Alaska coal claims. Knowland tonight positively denied having any such interest. "The records will tell the story." he said. "Let them look at the records. They will not find rhy name there." Several other members of the Cali fornia delegation, however, say that Knowland is interested with McKinlay in a company formed to handle 16 claims. Thoy say it is true that the records are In McKinlay's name, but that Knowland bought a half interest in McKinlay's claim. The Californians Vay it was a matter of common knowledge in the delega tion that Gillett, McLachlan, McKinlay and Knowland were interested in the Alaska claims and they frequently joked about the Ballingrer-Plnchot hear ings aad what f they might, bring forth. McLachlan tonight Issued a statement acknowledging that Jie has spent about $4,000 on his claim and that he was sorry he had invested. He referred to a magazine statement that valued his holdings at $1,920,000. "The writer of that must have be lieved what he wrote," said McLachlan. "I will sell him my claim for what I paid, -which will leave him a clear profit of $1,916,000, according- to the statement he has sent broadcast by the ton over this continent at the rate of one cent a pound." Pianola Recital This Evening at 8:30 You are cordially invited to attend a Pia- nola Piano Recital in Kohler& Chase Hall. The following program will be rendered: PR O,G R A M /Miss Ida Yon Weick, Contralto • Mr. F. A. Briggs at the Pianola Autumn, Etude de Concert Chuniaida An S«n Fruhliaj ..Cri«c (AutofT»ph Interpretation }>j the Com- ( Autograph Interpretation by tho Com- po»er) . p©»«) CilHrhaa Air !*i. B.ii.t m. « j Album Espafzole Moszkowiki I a *«~ iT t \u2666 • BlLUet ;----- -C**min ado (AtttegrapS Interpretation by tne Coa»- (Autograph Interpretation by the Com- ' poser) po»er) _ , Daybreak, Peer Gynt Suit* Ones; La Lisonjera (The Flatterer).. Chaminade " (Autograph Interpretation by the Com- (Autograph InterpreUtion by the Com- M .' . \u25a0-_ \u25a0\u25a0'. , **»•*> „ . _ w , \u25a0 poser) • Xoensh T&atasie Mo«iScowssi Ttrtr niuAT a (Autograph Interpretation by the Com- THE "PIANOLA po«er) An Iriih Folk Sons-.. Joote , TH3 PIANOLA . - H ,,_. > \u25a0 a v v Belored. It is Jtorn..... v . ... .Aytwnrd An SilTia...... ....Bchubert Goodbye To»ti MUs Ton Weick Misa »on Weiek Accompanied with the Pianola Accompanied with the Pianola KOHLER& CHASE 26 P'Farrell Street Near Market Street GIRL AT BOTTOM OF NAVY SCANDAL Surgeon Alleged to Have Boast* ed of Conquest and Is As saulted by Fiance Paymaster and Physician Face Court Martial at Boston * Navy Yard [Special Dispatch to The Call] BOSTOX. Mass.. Jan. 31. — That Dr. Kdward S. Cowles of Boston was aa gaulted as well as insulted at an armory ball at the Charlestown navy yard her* December 11 was the charge brought in court martial proceedinss agralnst Paymaster Georgo P. Auld. I*. S. M.. which began at the r.avy yard today. Miss Margaret K. Ames, daughter of Medical Director Howard E. Ames, in command of the naval hospital at Chelsea, whose guests Doctor and Mrs. Cowles were at a dance, stated in her testimony that Paymaster Auld was "not himself" at the time of the inci dent, a statement wnich was generally accepted to infer that he was under the influence of liquor. Doctor Robnett. who is also to ap pear for trial before court on chargea growing out of the armory dance, tes tified that it was common talk that Doctor Cowles was boasting about his conquest of Miss Dorothy Hesler of Chicago, daughter of the late Surgeon Hesler, U. S. X.. and to whom It is gen erally understood that Doctor Ilobnett is engaged. According to Doctor Uobnett. Doctor Cowles was talking about having made an impression and conquest on a navy yard tug which took a party from the navy yard to Fort Warren last Xo vember. Doctor Robnett In his testimony de clared that Doctor Cowles* had boasted that Miss Hesler was Infatuated wjth him. He said that he received his in formation of these boasts from Miss Margaret Ames. COLLECTS CARDS OF FRENCH STATESMEN Parisian Has Novel Remern-* brance of Ministers A member of the Institute of France possesses a unique and historic collec tion which had a very small beginning. At the proclamation of the empire In January, 1853. this gentfeman. know ing one or two of the then ministers, sent them his carte visite. They re turned the compliment, and then the idea struck him to pay a similar atten tion to the other ministers. This h» did, and received similar acknowledg ment. Having his first ministry com plete, he has kept up the custom ever since, and has now what Cowper terms "a faithful . remembrancer" of every minister who has served his country during 57 years. — London Globe. SNAKE LIVES EIGHTEEN MONTHS WITHOUT EATING Reptiles Frequently Take Long Fasts A very jftne specimen of the non venomous brown tree snake of Queens land in the Sydney zoo. having refused to take its food for eight months, the curator resolved to try artificial feed ing. Armed with a small glass syringe and provided with meat extract the curator carefully Injected the fluid down the snake's tbroat. while a keeper tenderly held its mouth open, says the London Globe. When It was charged with half an ounce of beef extract the reptile seemed to take an Interest in life. The curator has known a blacksnake to go IS months without feeding. ECZEMA CURABLE PROOF NOW AT 25c It is usually very costly to consult a specialist iir any disease, but for 25 cents, on a special offer, we can now give to those suffering from eczema or any form of skin disease absolutely instant relief, with prospect of an early cure. 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