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Article, by William 1.. Fin fry. and pho
•' logmpln by him nwn pholoßrnpher,!
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Will Appear in The Sunday Call:
Many Others Are Injured When
Mountain of Snow Sweeps
Over Track
Stalled Spokane Express and
Fast Mail Caught and Crushed
by Snowslide
EVERETT. Wash., March I.— Twenty
bodies have been recovered, 25 per
sons are missing and 15 or 20 were
injured in aji avalanche at Wellington,
near Cascade tunnel on the Great North
ern, which occurred early this morning.
Meager reports that have drifted
down from Wellington, the scene of.
this morning's avalanche, indicate that
many lives were 3ost in the slide which
overwhelmed two Great Northern trains,
buried Superintendent J. H. O'Neill's
private car. three locomotives and four
big. electric motors used to haul trains
through th* Cascade tunnel.
Most of the dead are believed to have
hfeii passt-ngcrs on the westbound
Spokane express, which has been stalled
in the mountains since February 24.
The other train was a fast transcon
tinental mail. It carried no passen
. The names of the passengers on the
stalled train are not known here and
wire trouble in the mountains has in
terrupted communication with the
scene of the disasters. The two trains
were in charge of Conductors Parzy
bock and Pettit. both of Everett. The
fate of the train crews is not Jtnown. .
. Superintendent Escapes
It is feared that A. E. Longcoy, Su
perintendent O'Neill's private secretary,;
is afnong the dead. He was in the pri
vate car which was buried and the mes
sages received here make no mention
of his escape. Superintendent O'Neill,
who has been directing the work of
fighting the snow blockade for the last
ten days, was not. in the car when the
slide occurred and escaped injury.
." The avalanche ewept down the moun
tain side shortly after 4 o'clock this
morning. It was half a mile long and
the snow, loose stones and uprooted
trees were piled several feet deep.
Jlost'of the passengers on the train
were asleep and received no warning
of the danger. The trains and loco
motives were completely buried by the
debris from.' the mountain side and it
was jsii: hours after the avalanche be
fore the rescue parties made up from
workers sent to attack the snow. drifts
located them.' Willing hands at once
proceeded to the taf=k of rescuing the
living and removing the bodies of the
Send Out Rescue Train
An appeal was sent at once to Ever
ett for help and a train load of physi
cians and rescuers was started for
the scene. Owing to previous slides
which have blocked the line and car
ried out sections of track the rescue i
train can go only as far as Scenic. '\u25a0'\u25a0'
Wellington is at the west portai of
the Cascade tunnel and is" l,t>00 : feet
above Scenic and almost directly over
the little resort. - If the rescuers fol
low the'tortuous winding of the rail
road as it climbs the mountain ..they
will have to walk 10 mile's; but by
taking a mountain trail -they can cut
this distance to -'three miles.'-' A- sec
ond rescue train containing a wrecking
outfit and additional workers andcun-
r dertakers left Everett at S o'clock td
nigrht- vf-*"'"r I
Reports received here tonight eia.y <
that the Great Northern's! power house..;
whi<*h furnishes elec 1 Vie power to op-;
crate trains through the Cascade tun
nel, the depot and water tank, were
swept away by the. avalanche, and
that the railroad boarding house was
badly wrecked. 'A number of the dead
and injured are railroadmen and resi
dents of Wellington.
The Rpokane'Express has been stalled
at\u0094 Wellington ' since- last Thursday.
The passengers have been eating at the
railroad boarding house and at nearby
cottages, but have returned to, the Pull
mans to spend, last night. Two "days
ago several of the passengers^ fearing
a catastrophe of Hhjs' kind, asked Su
perintendent p*NeiFl x to have. the train
moved back .into the' Cascade tunnel,
1 where It would be protected. O'Neill,
Js Kaid to have replied thatUhe' train,
was perfectly safe on the, siding at
Wellington &nd ' decided to ' leave It
there. , . ' '. . I-
Thirty-one -Known Dead .
SPOKANE. Wash.. March I.— Silenced
like, death Itself reigns throughout'this
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The San Francisco Call.
Towns Buried and Tracks
Swept Away by the Snow
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Twenty-three killed wlion
i»niMv»llfle burim Grrat Xorthern
trnlnn at Cnscildr tunnel.
The tctal number of known
dead In the »non nvnlnnchen that
Viiped out the mining toivn* of
3lacr ami Hiirke and the campn
of Carbonate- hill and S'orfh
Franklin, In Idaho, him noiv
ronoheil 31.
Miner* are dfecinu dcaprrntrly
in the hope of finding \u25a0 more of
the victlniH alive.
The virtlniH Mrhoine bndi<*M have
1>«»«"ii recovered trill have . a pub
lit* funeral in Wallace, Idaho, to
day. • .
Southern Paciflo and ' Oregon
>hort Line tied up .by vvanhnnlx
of Salt Lake Citj".
A'orthrrn Pad fir oancela - trains
in fenr. of nno-wnlidCM.
Western Fnriflc tracks Trashed
out in .Nevada.
Northern Pacific, freight train
burird near Felidn, 'Wash., and
fireman injured.
Boston Girl Startles Burlingame
Set With Masculine Garb
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Miss Eleanor Sears of Boston, who is
the guest of the Francis J. Carolans at
Burlingame, caused the Burlingame set
to gasp and take notice yesterday af
ternoon when she dashed " across El
Palomar field on the C. W. Clark place
on her polo pony, just before game was
called in the match for the ladies' cup.
At first glance she appeared to be
the most stunning man on the field. A
second glance established her identity.
She wore a jaunty panama hat with
blue and white band, negligee shirt;
red four-in-hanJ tie and a long brown
coat which dropped down over riding
breeches * and boots.
After a turn across : the field. Miss
Sears handed her pony to a groom, and
seated herself with friends in , the
grandstand. As the match progressed,
Walter Hobart, at whose now disrupteJ
home at San Mateo Miss Sears was a
guest last polo s season, joined her, and
the two strolled to the end of the
grandstand, where the polo ponies
were being groomed.. Much to the de
light of Miss Sears, Hobart finally suc
ceeded in conquering a factious pony
which all but threw. him two or three
Pretty Teachers of Mobile Dis
tribute Smokes' on City
-INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., March I.—
While smiling young women school
teachers of (Mobile in the lobby L _of_th_e_
Assembly hall, where -the' Department
of Superintendence of the National .Ed
ucational Association met today, of-,
fered the men delegates cigars, with
the words "Smoke on Mobile," in the
hope of winning next year's convention
for the Alabama^ city, the thousand ed
ucators within doors enthusiastically
applauded Horace H. Cummings of Salt
Lake City, who. declared that none of
the teachers in the high school of his
city smoked.
Cummings, In discussing "Methods of
Reducing" Moral , Truths to Prafctice,"
said that the child is a doer rather
than a thinker, and" that its prime in
stinct is for imitation.'' * «
The morals of a 1a 1 school or city whose
teachers cfrink, smoke, gamble or are
insincere, the speaker said, can not be
on a high plane.
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One So Badly Scared He Dives
Through Window
[Special Ditpatch to The C'all\ \u25a0 < ' ,
'\u25a0\u25a0 SACRAMENTO, March I.— Arriving
at her^hdme while three burglars '•> were
busy plundering it, : Mrs.'E. E. Grirries of
this city] put the -thieves to flight,
frightening* one, of them' so badly ; that
he;'dove 'tTirbugh a c glass, window,- land
ing pri a. barbed wire fence below. • Mrs.
Grimes' rhid was souncxpected that the
burglars had no chance to • make off
with valuables,, being satisfied to make
their. jes.cane. _ . .\u25a0',. . \u25a0•\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 *;\u25a0 \u25a0
RECOMMENDS $2,500,000 <
Oakland Board of „ Education
iWants Matter Submitted/
[Special Dispatch io The Call) # -
OAKLAND, March I— The board, of
education; sitting In committee of the
whole, tonight recommended: that a
bon-d lssue. project' be submitted to the
voters for about $2,500,000 for new
schools and additions; to the play
grounds of schools. jS^^Ser
The estimate, is merely; tentative^and
wijl prpbably be reduced 'when th«
project goes before the board in . reg
nlar sessioa. .
The issue will include an item, 'for
a new polytechnic high school, items
for the purchase of land, : and
items for new grammar schools. 1 •
P^serit Requests 1 to ;:. People's
• Company Officials : ; '/ : '\
ALAAIEDA. March; 'l.i-^Friink" A,:
Leach, 'president* and George <H.,-Wilf
helm;' chief engineer of 'the 'People's
water -company," appeared at. a special
meeting; of the Alameda : . city; coancll
this : evening- to , hear •_ the' demands- "of
that body foribetter. service. .""Bequest
was Imade for i extension •, of j mains "into
the" Web*ter"i street- industrial -sectio/i
for protection;; asrainst fireif'i'fori.Mn
creaßed^hydrants; arid*, extensions Velse^
where,' and for larger distributing pipes
in the east enf ° MWHWBfaSbfeSI
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Secretary Denies- Giving Former
' V Forester Permission to
Write Dolliver •
Declares He Would Have
Strongly Opposed Plan to
Criticise President
WASHINGTON, March I.— The ex
pected clash between, Gifford
Pinchot and Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson over the disputed ques
tion as to whether the secretary had
given the former, forester permission to
write to Senator Dolliver the .letter
which resulted in Pinchot's dismissal,
came today before the Baltinger ; -Pinchot
investigating committee. ;
Pinchot declared he had discussed
the matter at length with -Secretary
Wilson," and- that he understood: his
superior officer had given him "express
permission to: write to Senator- Dol
liver. *\u25a0: . - v i
Wilson Denies Statement
Secretary WilsonMmmediately took
the stand, and asserted that while he
had gfven Pinchot permission to write
to Senator Dolliver. concerning; "de
partmental affairs," he never did Vnd
never would have given him permission
to write a letter criticising the presi
dent of the United States.
Under cross examination, almost
wholly by the democratic members of
the committee. Secretary . Wilson was
uncertain as to just what passed be
tween himself and the forester, and be
came somewhat mixed as to just what
letters the eommltteemen referred to in
their rapid fire of question's. The sec
.retary repeatedly said he never saw or
heard of the letter Pinchot wrote until
it was read in the senate.
Pinchot declared that he and Secre
tary Wilson went so far as to discuss
the executive order issued by President
Taft forbidding subordinates of the
various departments to give informa
tion to congress, and added that the
secretary said:
; "You . arid 1 will have no trduble
about that order."
"Admitting that his memory, failed
,him as to certain -points, Secretary
.Wilson always, came back to the
' that he: never under any
circumstances would have . given
Pinchot permission to write the letter
"that-caused his retirement from the
service. \ •
Opposed Pinchot's' Purpose
The secretary said he urged t Pinchot
not*" to carry out , his purpose to
"blanket" a message from the presi
dent exonerating Ballinger by send
ing in a letter to Senator Dolliver. '"'
"But," persisted counsel for Pin
chot, "if Pinchot was only- to be per
mitted \to' write about departmental
matters, how could you have thought
this letter would blanket the , presi
dent's message?"
"I don't know. That was Pinchot's)
idea," replied Wilson. ,•
Pinchot denied that he. had been
embittfiteri by a dismissal which he
considered unjustified. He denied also
that there was a specific movement to
discredit Ballinger. He added, how
ever, that he and .former' Secretary
Garfield, Glavis and others iwere con>
cerned in a movement for the conser
vation of natural .\u25a0 resources, and that
they regarded Ballinger 'as one of v the
greatest enemies of that movement.
WASHINGTON, March I.— When the
Ballinger-Pinchot hearing opened^At
torney Pepper, began to question Pin
chotas to the sequence. of 'events fol
lowing July 1, 1909,. when the former
forester said he first heard of the'Cuh
ningham claims through forest officials
in the west, and when he heard what
his \ subordinates in Washington had
done '^tt, Glavis' , request looking to a
postponement . of the hearings of the
Cuhnin gham " claims, , he approved . thor
oughly...^ ' ;.-\u25a0.' "\u25a0• \; •\u25a0\u25a0;: '\u25a0^ ; :. \u25a0 "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0,;'\u25a0;•
- Asked If there was'anything unusual
in the* int erf erenee : of the - forest serv
ice,' Pinchot . read a letter signed by
President Roosevelt .-.', May - 17, 1905,
dirocting.<the I secretary of ; the' interior
to eo-operate-'with: the forestry service
as . to lands in forest reserves and Uo
adopt ' the service's findings as far as
possible. . • - ;
The witness told of * his interview^
with Glavis at Spokane. August 9, 1909.
The meeting- was .not by appointment,
and Pinchot , said he" possibly had met
Glavis^ /oiice;;'' ..before, . but; \ he ~ wps
not>sure. .' Gla.vis -laid. all'Jils evidence
before him, Pinchot said, 1 an J .spoke >ot
publishing' the whole 'story.* «
"1 was" deeply impressed \u25a0 .'by what
Giavis said," and urged him.toigo' to;the
president. I>did this becauseil thought
a scandal would "arise; ; as; it/sincej has
arisen,, and I . thought vthe. -president
ought 'to hay% an ; opportunity ; to = pro
tect; himself- and his administration."; '• i
V Pincliot read in" evidence the ; letter '"of
introduction he gave Glavis ;< to the
president.^";! n- this letter he /said fhV had
kndwß, Glavis i for several' yea rs^'/; . '\u25a0.
,' : As ; to ' Sliaw : going ; to .Chicago Ao : as- :
sist 'Glavi-s i_n "the v preparation - of i his
statement .' to .the 'president, 7 >Pinchpt
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Officials of ;4lnions Insist That
v /They Will S^ Justice in
, Washington .
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I^VETERMINEb. that their.- demand
I'M StJ,\fo^- an'-investigation •of- the -al
leged;bruetal treatment accorded
| Mtoo'.' Brezzinio at the 'United- States
marine hospitSh 'by Dr.- b. Moore, shall
hot be dismissed in *a perfuncory man-
I ncr,, th'e^seasen's unions of the Pacific
coast>are^areparlng. to carry their fight
to congress if, such ; " a step is . found
necessary. Citing V instances., wherein'
complaints -of >. neglect and' inhuman
treatment in the past have been ' un
productive of results,', officials of; the
seamen's organizations declare that the
present' charges will not- be allowed to
"die in the pigeon hole."
. Officials of the union were aroused
to indignation-y esterday by the dec
laration , of Dr. James M. Gassaw'aiy,
i commanding "officer \u25a0'. at the hospital,'*
that their demand for an inquiry was,
nothing more-than a scheme of ven
geance because he \ had not. permitted
; themto .dictate- the. conduct : of the in
stitution. Replying to : the / assertions
of : the surgeons, • they , cited numerous
instances wherein seamen were alleged
I to have been treated inhumanly at. the
hospital and produced affidavits to
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prove that the alleged maltreatment
of Brezzinio{by Doctor. Moore was but
the climax of.' a long series, of inci
dents ih> which patients had suffered
indignities. . \u25a0 : .-•
Leaye Charges Unanswered
While the union officials were, busy
yesterday /with-the preparation of all
the evidencein, support of their charges
for submission*to Washington, 'the hos
pital authorities made no" answer "to
the .-laccusaUon, ; /Jeclaring -»that ; the^
maiter«4iad Hot' tAfcir subfhitl'ed- to them
r "ofßcla lly."-- " The " s Jat'ements ;- made by
Harry C. Dell,\a nurse,*; tending .to sup
port the charge '^hat -.Doctor Moore had
beaten Brezzinio while the latter lay
on his death b.ed, stood > unchallenged,
except for the general denial previously
issued by DoctorGassaway, ahd.lhis as
sertion that the attendant, was, tlve one
who instigated the present trouble.
. "If we can not secure an investiga
tion of conditions at the marine; hospi
tal through appeals to Surgeon General
Wymans.'^said E. -Ellison, secretary of
the sailors' union- of the Pacific,' "we
will carry the matteriinto the halls of
congress. : " t Doctor Gassaway has al
ready declared^ that; protests
against - the ' treatment accorded sea
faring/ men. while patients under' his
charge wouVdbe no more effective than:
,'last year's birds' nests,' 'but in the
interest of humanity; we will challenge
this assertion and see if What he says
is true! V ' ; ,-\u25a0* \u0084 ,
Determined to Fight
Doctor. Gassaway is a' typical bureau
crats and it has only been 'under his
regime that the long series of
plaints \u25a0 culminating- in the 'abuse -of
Brezziniohave occurred.' We have filed
protestsin the past which have brought^
no : satisfaction/; but we are \u25a0 now deter-,
mined to carry this matter to the high
est authority. Andrew Furuseth, presi
dent o£ the .international -1 seamen's
union, is" in Washington, and: all /the
-evidence in our possession will.b e for
warded to him in preparation of a cam
paign to secure recognition of , the jus
tice,of our demands for 'an' inquiry. '_'•-..
"I. do not care ; to -make any" reply *to
Doctor. sGassawa'y's insinuation" 1 of un
gentlemanly conduct oh the part of the
committee .that waited upon him in
connection with the cases of August 1
Johnson , and 'Jens Paulson. Walter
Macarthur was; the other, member, of
the.; committee. The high regard in
which: he, is held by; the 1 people : of ' San
ii r ranc;iscb is, I' believe,^a/complete. ref
utation.of suc.hj an insinuation) -I
however, "challenge the 'statement of
Doctor Gassaway that: we, attempted to
dictate the conduct of the marine hos-;
pltal. ' '* • , '/ .'.;'. ,/; *, ,
* ; "We called upon him in ; connection
with . the \u25a0 cases of .August Johnson and:
Jens Paulson,; seamen- who had suf
fered injuries to their arms , in i. the. dis-' ;
charge^'of. their s duty aboard ship-an"d
had ' been discharged from the hospital
before any improvement, in their con
dition had : be«n effected. ;. Doctor Gas
sawayi received^ us "'most 'courteously^
but -during the interview, (which ? lasted
somethings more . than .two/ hours/..: he
displayed a willingness to discuss every
subject -under the sun'- except* that. on
which we : desired inforinationN ,; . . r* : .
Efforts to; Save Two v :c'&y
' "Johnson a had 'suffered^ partial;: par- 1
alysis, of one arm "and,' after : three
months : in ; the»hospital ,'- was discharged '
rby.,^^^ Doctor: 'IGasawayV' who v told ;t,hJm
'thatj nothing i could ;be done 'for*
the 'injured; arm, fand;> the ; "marine : ho3- 4
pital was ''. not *a. sailors', i'bqardihg
house." No . attempt ' had \u25a0 been made to
operate ; .upon:-, the : injured; member,' and
subsequently, the.: sailbrs'.;unibn»| took ;up
a Y subscription , tb'.rdefrayj. the
• Continued iou^ Page '< 5, * Cbiiuttaill*^t. I
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, . Editor of the Coast Seamen's Journal.
DEC A USE tof the manner
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marine hospital hasbeen^, con- \
• ducted under Doctor Cassaway*s
\, regime ' the \u25a0 seamen a have com-^ \
plained: bitterly and frequently, \u0084
and will doubtless continue to .
do} so, for they certainly have •
just and adequate reason for
\u25a0 their, complaints. The' maritime
\ will render every*
support to these complainants and
\will^not cease in their efforts to
remove the cause • 'of * . complaint :
until tfiey^ have exhausted every
means of appealing to the au
thorities in control: qf the: service .
and to the public's sense of hu
manity. " " ';. • '. • •\u25a0.-." ; . ' '-, .
... Secretary of the sailors'! anion of the Pacific.
J F . the complaints of \thcj sea
men to the authorities in
Washington concerning condi
tions at the marine hospital are
no more effective than "last
year's birds* nests," to use Doc
tor' Gassaway' s expression, the
• seamen's organizations will - de
mand an investigation 'at the
hands of congress. This demand
will be made in the interests of
Secretary of the bay "and rlver'ftteamboatmen*«-union. ?.'i
rr J m 'HE sworn statements of, {
those who witnessed theybru- -
talil}) to which Mated [Brezzinio
was subjected at the hospital \
were not made in- a spirit o/= re-? '
yenge, but in the, cause of de
cency,;humanity, and justice, and .
will-b e placed before ! the proper
authorities in Washington^ While
this instance of brutal, treatment '..'\u25a0:
just previous to- the man's death; ;
formed/ the!- basis of ; the -most,
grieyous complaint, we had pre-r \u25a0
viously received many reports of :..
neglect and .unfeeling treatment
of patients at the hands of ihe
hospital authorities during the \u25a0•\u25a0\u2666
regime, of Doctor Gassaway: -. r i
Representative Henry of Texas
Introduces Bill That^Vouid
Force Extradition V
March jt-^-A .- bill
which, -if : passed," would declare the.
members of ; the * .'"beef trust", recently,
indicted in 'New. Jersey fugitives from
justice arid compel -their-
to New^- Jersey to stand' trial was in
troduced* today .'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 by ' Representative
Henry (democrat) of Texas, of the house
judiciaryconimittee. . . ; ' . ' ; . ", ; ; * - '-.
; : " "Tlie ;' individuals composing' the beef
trust who' have: beenMndic'ted by/VNew.
Jersey grand jury,", said Henry,/ "are
endeavoring to! hide, behind the propo
sition. tha.t they have transacted Jno
business in : the state of New
' '"\u25a0\u25a0. The Henry \u25a0bill provides that the de
mand: of an executive 'authority one
state- upon', that , of ..another" state,", ac-.
compariled bya copyj.of an ; indictment
"or affidavit;;}- shall .'be . ''indisputable
proof" - for the .authorities' 'to act \upon.
Appeals (to r Supreme Court ; -^
/TRENTON. -N. J..: March : \.—ProYe
cutof 'r-Garvenv of -Hudson . countyMias.
asked the; state" supreriie court' to
pel v the -big. Jbef /companies to ; brihg
theirs minutes, :of "directors'.; meetings
within lthe^ jurisdiction of jNew. Jersey."
.Investigating';; Poultry \u25a0 Trade '}l
??. NE W.'rYORK; 1; March.-^Wh i le ; Pierre
Garveri, I prosecutor, ; of - Hudson /eountyV
N. J.,'iis trying . to get possession of ; the
booksV 6f £ the f six f-ibiff.- packing com-^
panies^recently.jindicted with 'their; of
ificersT" and J directors,^ a\ : grand -Jury in
New investigation
of -theipoultry trade; here, f -s " \u25a0. :;. - «
STATE "PRINTEB'-IHDICTED-^-Colninbus, 0.. !
H March .lr — The J grand • Jury i today i returned 1 12
.'.', more I Indictments , againat ; former; State ! Printer.
B Mark \ Slater,'; charging: ; him '.with uttering j f also
' Toucher* -by = which ; he ; defrauded : tilt a tate out
oof thousands of [dollars.: 1 ;/..:; rv^- :\u25a0\u25a0<:•\u25a0 ; \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u0084
Walter Macarthur.
E. Ellison.
H. Huntsman.
E. JS. Con way , Head of Chamber
of Commerce, Says President
J: Is Tool of Roosevelt i -
[Special Dispatch to The Call] '
.': .MONTGOMERY, Ala., March I.— E. S.
ConAyay ; of .Chicago, piano manufac
turer- and ; chairman of the Chicago
'chamber, of ' commerce, dubs Taft a
weakling and .an unsafe man and ' be
lieves " that ;• he was put forward by
Roosevelt because he is a weakling and
[with- a view on the, part of Roosevelt
of- making it easy for'hlm (Roosevelt)
to defeat Taft at' the end of the "lat
her's; first term. Conway; hopes, for a
democratic . congress \to • prevent ' Taft
doing any.more foolish -things -to hurt
' the. country. . .' " \u25a0 . . , # .
•. -In :_Conway's opinion,', the president
has: made' a series of blunders, not the
least^of- which' was -declaring the new
tariff; bill -to', be a great 'success. The
.president has no friends in the middle
,west,'he says", the best man qf.tlre. party
arid all-parties; having become afraid of
.him." • '.'{>\u25a0> .:-,\u25a0/.' ' -;-\.. .»'.- .-.
1 ;• Conway, flays the 1 corporation act.*;>lt
is,a\mqve.ihethinkß. to centralize- the
control; of the corporations, taking it
from ;the; state, .which is :a f dangerous
thing.',-. It \u25a0: puts : the little corporations
at' the., mercy ..""of.^the;. larger, "..-" betrays
facts that i;wilK.lnjure._ business, .and
tends -to" a. condition, that ' can -be of -no
•help \\n the -traffic' and -manufacturing
industries of: the country.' . \u25a0;
cartoonistrand avife .
vare: legally separated
- NEW' YORK. March 1:^-A decree of
"separation was granted in the supreme
court -here \u25a0 today -to • Mrs. Daisy 8. . Dav
enport from HoiheV -.C.'-- Davenport," the
cartoonist. ,- The' .decree,"- .which .was
granted, by, mutual, .agreement of the
; tVo j parties, gives "Mrs. Davenport the
of . the > couple's - three children
and's4oo a month alimony." - ""' >V"
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'--" mum, temperature, 70; minimum, 48. '.
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$&R££ AST FOR TODAY— Fair; warm:
north winds. * • -
Bourn Separates Realty • and
Water Holdings of Company,"
Giving Combined Valuation
of '$42,000,000
McCarthy Intimates That Sum
Asked for Aqueous/ Element
Approaches an "Equitable
THE latest in cryptograms ap
pears to herald the simultaneous
arrival of Spring Valley and
Majror McCarthy at a common point.
It is, of course, merely a cryptogram,
but the letters are sketched with a
definiteness that requires no expert
Spring Valley has divided the land
from 'the waters. McCarthy says he
stands ready to purchase the waters.
Spring Valley values its aqueous ele
ments at $28,000,000. Mayor McCar
thy's words give the impression that
he regards $28,000,000 as an "equitable
adjustment." A
Issue to Be Reopened
Refusals to confirm What many in
terpret as the obvious may delay posi
tive announcement; but the signs spell
a prophecy that the issue between
Spring -Valley and the people is to be
reopened. ,
With the incorporating of the City
and Suburban water company and the
City and Suburban .realty company,
both believed to be 'the offspring of
Spring Valley, has come the state
ment from Mayor McCarthy that he
stands ready to buy at a fair price the
water producing properties of Bourn's
company. , It is such a striking' coin
cidence that those who have followed
the water situation read a deeper
meaning into the circumstance.
The' two city and suburban com
panies were incorporated on Monday,
the water concern for $25,000,000 and
the/realty company for $14,000,000. The
identity of the real parties in interest
was concealed behind these names: R.
Rothschild, s G. Cohen, F. Kaiser., 'J.
Reid, J. Stewart, "Wl Fisher and A.
Officials Are Silent
President Boom of the Spring Va.W
ley excused himself from discussing
the matter. His assistant. S. P. East
man, said that he knew nothing about
it. Other officials of the company
maintained a similar silence. There
Was an apparent unwillingness to talk
of the matter at all.
The water experts of , the city gov
ernment, however, hazarded the opin
ion, in which there was general con
currence, that ° the two corporations
represented the new dress that Spring
Valley had designed for k itself. Fol T
lowing the biblical example, Bourn. -it
was stated, had separated the waters
fro mthe earth. The. waters were in
corporated as the City and .suburban
water company for a total of 125.
000,000. The land was segregated Into
the City and suburban realty com
pany, with a capital of $14,000,000, .
The mysterious incorporations did
not appear to worry Mayor McCarthy.
In fact there were 'many indications
that he was. more familiar with the
situation than his words showed.
Mayor McCarthy's Views
"Whenever the Spring Valley or any
other. quasi public corporation furnish
ing this city comes to an » equitable
basis of adjustment, I am ready to deal
with them." declared the Mayor yesterr
day.- : "If the Spring Valley water com
pany, is willing to dispose of its actual
water producing- and supplying plant
to^the city at an equitable price, the
city will treat with it."
The mayot refused to state the sum
which"he would consider'as an eqnita-^
ble purchase price, but when asked if.
he had decided what amount would be*
fair,; answered:
. "Yes,' I have a price in mind, but I
do. not care to say as Vet what ltils.".
The' mayor explained that his opposi
tion to the purchase, of Spring Valley,
during, the water bond campaign was
based on legal grounds. ;•He * said that
if-the city had purchased the plant for
f 35.000.000, he understood that before
the monejr could have been paid over or.
the.jdeeds *of , sale transferred, a suit *•'
would have been brought to force -a
partition of the. Spring Valley prop
erty. He said 'that °the point would
have been > raised that only a portion

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