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Corporation Separates Its Realty
,; : :;'** From Its Water
•;\u25a0: .. ; Holdings .
Cwnbin^d 'Valuations Now Total
;'; • $42,000,00iii,.80urn fs
v '/_ First Price '*"


of tlie property would be of use con
ri^eiiim vsitlj; the" plant and that the
tity-would he kept from taking over
\u25a0•'t'liy.ii-al; estate on the ground that It
.'haifob right to hold it. •>. '
Intimates Price Satisfactory
\u25a0>Tho mayor declared that only that
portion of the Spring Valley holdings
actually and directly devoted to the
•iisfs'.'of a water supply plant could
have4>cen taken under the $35,000,000
".purchase prjc^?. He asserted that, he
-<£W *V>t know whether the; articles of.
Incorporation filed Monday were apart
Ot. a Spring Wiley: plan of partition,
btrt he; intimated tha,t if thji were the
case* and if it were true, that the city
WouM be "able to purchase the actual
\vat< vr supply portion of the- plant for.
J28.000.000 the price would be satis
factory to him. He did not say this" in
«-o" many words, but allowed it so to be
under? rood.
• "According to the reports in circula
tion tin*, city .is to be^afeked to pur
chase 'the waiter for its - capitalized
value of ?25,000,000. The situation. pac
cording to these rumors, 'is'to be re
solved into a mr-re matter of mathe
tnatlcs. - The I'ity i(? to be asked to buy
'fori $28,000,000 on the plea that it will
cut $7,000,000 from the former figure
6( $35,O0(«,000..
The company, on the other, hand, ac
cording -to th<?se. same reports.' will be
able to. make 17,000,000 for itself. It
offered to sell a few months ago for
J35.0ti0.000; \u25a0.. 'Now ft is to .sell part of
its holdings for $28,000,000, retaining
Jl4.mi)i).<;oo worth of property fc& it
self. tIiUF; fonvorting into $42,000,000
\u25a0what it was."willing to sell but recently
for $3:1,000^006. ;>.
Balance of "Profits" ;?
- T!)fSP afe mere rumors, but the nice'
balance of "profits," $7,00.0,000 for the
'city and $7,000,000 for the company, has
been offered as substantiation.
1 Of further.interest in this connection
is. Bourn's, latest appraisement *of the
"Spriiig Valley properties. : l. His valua
tions vary with the calendar.' A week
ago . before the board of.'Supervisors,
however ,be. riveted himself to- $42,
000.000. Bvikariother • striking coinci
dence this 1 J^Pire. .represents" the com
hined capitalization of thp" two city arid
.suburban, companies. But-:that is not
the ond ot -tKeSe strikiner-tomcidences.
The' Spring Valley water-company's
Ktock .' is I divided Into- *SO,<JOO shares.
The- newly _ -City '\u25a0 and
Suburban' water otrnipaßrlJiad" 250.000.
shares. . Tlve' figure is unusual.. The
duplication' is • sljniificah-f.'.. It would
make it 'a'^very. easy . proceeding to
transfer- share' for share, from the
Spring Valley to the City and Suburban
water company.
Another Coincidence !>' •:.
There "is Ftili another.' coincidence.
The City and Saburbari realty com
pany has 140.000 shares, jusVhalf the
amount'of Spring Wiley. It would 1 be
a simple process, therefore,- to give one
share'ln ihe realty company-for every
two of Spring-, Valley.. It clicks some
what convincingly.
But there is even another coincidence
in this remarkable, series. It was only
"a few days after the inauguration of
Mayor . McCarthy that a-, prominent
spring Valley bond holder expre.ssied
the belief that the mayor would soon
B<-ek to purchase the'water producing
properties of the company," after the
acreage property had, been eliminated.
For the present there is. no way of
telling what .properties have ' been
eliminated as nonwater producing. It
is safe to surmise that a' large part
of the great Mer-ced ranch, if not all
of it. has been withdrawn by Spring*
Valley.and tucked away in the realty
company. Into this company would
naturally fall much -of the city real
estate, the lands in 'Santa Clara and
San "Behito counties, some of the San
Mateo county acreage' and parcels in
Alameda county.- The estimates of C.
E. Grunsky, made in 1902, classed about
$4,000,000 worth of property as rion
essential for water purposes. -^ .
"Ideal Home Sites"
That Bourn regards the Lake Merced
property as ideal for realty purposes
is \fcll known.'"Recently he spoke be
fore the board of supervisors, on this
phase'of the situation, substantially as
follows; *\u25a0 c \u25a0'. "-;• V. ' .
•"The Spring Valley ' company has
preHt Ijand'holdings, which would make
.ideal home-site.*. • We have 2,800 acres
in the Lake Merced -ranch.' We have
31.000 acres,in San Mateo county. This
land cost us ,S6O an acre.**- It is now
'worth many-.times that sum. I'believe
that- orii the .peninsula oyr lands offer
as attractive 1 villa sites.'as . are to ,be
found any place in the United" States.
\Ve" could prorlde-homes within .easy
access of- San Francisco that would
exceed in splendor of location the much
talked of homes at Tuxedo, near New
yorv - ;• /: '\u0084 . •
• It is expected that fn a few days the
mist wilj rise and that the full mean
ing and Intent of the new' developments
will be revealed. . >"r :-.-:,'f
Demurrer Is Sustained
A. temporary setback' was- -sustained
by the city yesterday In.; Its suit to
compel the Spring .Valley water com
pariy to erVet ca tank at Parker ave
nue c and street for the sup
plying of " water to residents- in' \u25a0 that
vicinity, Judg<" Seaw.eJl sustaining- a.
demurrer to' the« complaint.- Thirty
days to .amend 'was allowed, .and. As
distant .- City ' Attorney Haven stated
that the uncertainty-in c the te.rrns of
\u25a0the complaint pointed "out by the judge
could easily I*'remedied.
The Spring' Vallej* water company
was allowed $4.15.' with which/to bjiild
the tank. 0 over and .above all . other
moneys which" it was necessary o; for the
company'to collect*for fhe J'ear 1907-8,
and tlie 'complaint" so -stated.' 0' Judge
Sea well' held, 1 however, that : the : de
murrer was. Uncertain'in" that*.if did
not- state the amount of the. other
necessary 'moneys „ the company was
authorlzed'to collect." .
r Regarding the. contention of the at
torney for oSpring.Valley^that the cor
poratlon could \u25a0 not -be mandamused to
erect the 'tank,, inasmuch- jus <it', waa
merely, a contract. Judge Seawell**re
marked thajLa contract could be so*in
terwoven with a public , duty". a^\: to
make it proper for the court to/issue
a mandamus.' Byt. he* declined to'rule
directly on ' that issue yesterday.
A -bit of advice, may not, come amiss; .
Drink, Shasta, for. health, -after this. •
Miss Selina' Solomons, president of the Votes for Women . club, add ressing ; the audience disappointed by Mayor -McCarthy last night.
said . the impression gone, forth
that Shaw had assisted Glavis in pre
paring an article published in a weekly
This was not tcue, the witness de
clared, for such an article could not
have , been in contemplation when
Shaw was with Glavis.
The 'President's letter to Pinchot,
mentioned by the latter today; follows:
BEVERLY, Mass., Sept., 13, l»09.
My Dear Gifford: I enclose here
with a letter which I am about to
.send to Secretary \u25a0 Ballinger for'
such use as he sees fit, in refer
ence to the charges- made by Gla
: vis ag'dinst Secretary Ballinger, -
Pierce, Dennett and Schwartz. I
have reached this conclusion only
after a full consideration of Glavis'
\u25a0 statement and their answers to it;
but I never reached .a conclusion
based on a stronger con\*ction than*
: this one is. • . :
Glavis" seems to be a man who
has, acquired but one idea and who
-. has allowed his suspicions to grow,
• ' to -such a point as to be altogether Jj
. "disingenuous in the statement" of
' evidence 'which he adduces to sus
tain his attack upon his superiors.
: I" have made no reference to you/
in this letter, which will probably
be Made public, because I do not
wish to bring you into the contro
versy at all! I have advised Mr.
• Ballinger andhis subordinates that
I wish your name Left out of the .
matter in their answers and refer
. ences.^ should it become necessary,
• as is riot unlikely, to send the whole
record to congness. -.VC- . „
. I am aware from the tone of. your ,
letter and from -your conversation
with me that you did not give to;
•Mr Baljinger the .confidence and
trust which 1 do.^nd in this respect
I thjnk you do Mr. Ballinger injus-,
:."\u25a0 tice. I think you ' have allowed
your enthusiasm in the cause of
conservation and your impa.tience
' at the legal obstacles and dlfficul
. ties to mislead you in, this. regard,
and that Glavis has himself led you .
to regard as suspicious a number or
things, which, when weighed in the
Jipht of all the circuiristances now
known, are . lacking in evidential g
force to sustain such a serious
\u25a0 charge as that of bad faith against
'. officials who have heretofore shown
themselves to b« entirely : trust-
I worthy. - \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0-.\u25a0—:
1 write this to urge upon- you
° that you do not take Glavis
; cause yours. You had no access to
the records which Glavis had a"ccess o
to and you did not know, the ex
planation for some of the things
that he pointed out as. suspicious,
w-hfeh 'he ought to c have made
' known to you and to. me. ;•'
'. I can not for a minute permit
him to remain as a subordinate- in
the interior department or In the,
public service. It would be fatal
to proper discipline. . •*
.Oh th\ other hand, I wish you
to know that I have the utmost,
confidence in your conscientious de
sire to seVve the- government and
' the public, in the intensity of your
* purpose to' achieve success in the
matter of conservation of natural
resources and in the immense >
value of . what you .have" done and
propose' to do w:*i reference to
forestry and kindred methods" of
; conservation, \u25a0 and Ahat I am thor- .
oughly In sympathy with all of
these policies and propose to .do
everything that I can to . maintain
them, insisting only ;that the;ac- •
' \u25a0 tlori for which I became respon
sible, or for which my adminlstra-.
" tion- becomes .responsible, shall be
within the law.- _ . .. . .
" I writ* this letter In order to pre
vent hasty action on your part in
taking up Glavis' cause or in ob- "..,
iectlng to my sustaining Ballinger
and his subordinates within the in
terior department as* a reason for
your withdrawing from the' public
service. ;\u25a0-\u25a0. - ' . , <
; I- should consider it one of the
greatest losses that my administra
tioncould sustain if- you were/ to .
leave it, and I sincerely /hope you j \u25a0
will-not think my action in:writing
the Inclosed letter to Secretary Bal
linger Is reason for your taking a
•step of , this ; character.-
' When- a -man has* been unjustly
criticised, as ' Secretary Ballinger ;
has been in the'manner pointedoutv ,
in the letter. 'a copy of which I send' '
you.it is my duty as- his chief,* with .
'the knowledge I have of his official
integrity and his lack, of culpabil
ity, to declare "it. to the ' public/and-\u25a0:-
. to do him Justice, .however; great %
. incojivenience nlay arise in other."-,
respects. .. : \u0084• :"- x< -
I have teen greatly disturbed ,
" by thepubllc discussion carried: on»
' in, the press,' from" which ifilssin-./v
ferred that your 'bureau is arrayed
• against the interior/department,- 1
and that : materials is^' being; fur- .
nished for both . sides J from - official y
sources. ; I- was v : especially 'dis
tressed by McHaVg's reported4:in
terviews, though' l believe" he ,now'
repudiates any. criticism or stirring: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
. remarks concerning , -President \u25a0*-
Roosevelt. . He was an -efficient ; of- ; «
' ficer,*- but he talked too -much and \-'
.'wUdJy,' and his withdrawal; relieved \
:: me... \u25a0>.;*"' v '•>'-• " ' r - , X~ : -\,r*-'.' .. .-"\u25a0', ;\u25a0\u25a0 :r.: r . •'" '-
; '\u25a0\u25a0' I* musts'bring public,; discussion 1
'between - departments .and 'bureaus ...
'' to •an > end. ; "Itvis demoralizing \ and \u25a0\u25a0;
subversive • of -- 1 governmental »;dis- : i
"' clpHne \u25a0 and: efficiency. 1 1 want ' you \u25a0' \u25a0'
'. tohelp me? In this.:. F can V enforce ,'
team '.work; if - 1 can keep , public--'
.servants out of. " ne'wspap^r dis
cussion; "' ' : ' \u25a0; .;
0 Very sin.cerely. yours, v.-s-.,
. Pinchot . also ;. read . his ;', reply, to " the
president^ dated ? November V 4,"-. 1 909/' in
which;he! renewed; his criticisrii.of. Sec
retaryißallinger. " ,:* .; - 7 \u25a0 .' \
..- Pinchot''said^ he? talked .with Presi-1
. dent Taft about the; Ballinger-Glavis
matter in Salt, Lake^ast September.
\u25a0 , Pepper read a letter written Novem
ber 6. last to President Taft by -former
Secretary of the Interior James It. Gar
. Held, in which he too sharply criticised
"The claim that I acted illegally,"
said Garfield, "is .based entirely upon
the fundamental difference between my
policy and, that' of 'Ballinger. I felt
free under ', the'supervisory,-power and
executive discretion of a cabinet,, of
ficer to take action ;\u25a0 in the ifrterest .of
the people 'so far, as there was no pro
hibitory • provision of- law. . Ballinger
seems to take the position that: he: will
not act, even in the interest of the
people, unless there , is" a specific per
miasory "or mandatory provision of
law." '-•'. ~ ' •"..; .. <
The, Garfield letter proceeded with a
detailed explanation of what had be^en
done in' the matter of power withdraw
als during his administration.- There
was next read Secretary Ballinger'sre
. ply to President Taft regarding the
GarfieJd .and Pinchot letters. In this
letter Ballinger said; \u25a0
"I am convinced that much of the
animus against me is due to the fact
'that I have had to find so many of my
predecessor's acts were without" war
rant of law." " - \u25a0 a -.
Pinchot declared former secretary
Garfield often had told him that lie
liad told ' Secretary. Ballinger hg, be
lieved the Cunningham claims to be
fraudulent, whereas Ballinger, accord
ing to the witness,. sought, to give the
impression that; Garfie'd had not made
any. such statements..' ' .
A decided surprise -came, at this point
in * the development, that "" e Pinchot's
charge .that^Balllnger had in 'his reply
to- the president made_ statements /'ab
solutely false in r three essential par
ticulars" . was : not based on Ballinger's
letter but on a. letter written by Bal
linger's former law partner, J. T. Ron
ald, to". Dr. Lyman. Abbott: * Ballinger
had sent -this letter to the president
"as a part of his defense," according'
to Pinchpt.
1 Former Secretary Garfield was pres
.ent at the afternoon session. -Resum-!
ing his testimony, Pinchot readvthe
letter from President Taft dated /No
vember 24. \u25a0_ • \u25a0 / . ' v, ;
• tThere " is* expressed In ; this letter -"a*
disagreement 'between you..; and , the
president as to. what transpired at an
interview between you?" suggested"At
torney Pepp«ir.~ ;• . n .i
"There is." "\.v ' t . N I
"But ; does t the r letter ;in ~ any way
shake . your . confidence' in your; recol-'j
lection of what happened' at the inter-; j
view?"* \u25a0-\u25a0 -. '\u25a0\u25a0 : : 'v; \u25a0 \u25a0 ' '.; \u25a0-- ."• -'.'.'• •.'.•' j
j "Nota bit. -The statement made to I
me by the, president was one of vast
importance to me,' as a conservationist, 1
and' I' unquestionably p-laced- more? im
portanceupon.ifthan did the president
himself." . "'\u25a0; ..: >.;.--.; -!
Asked', as to what impression * the
president's letter had, made* upon him,"
Pinchot said the impression was very
deep.. t . ' .t' , ' "- ""' "" v- '
"Glavis ha.d: been dismissed .on the
ground that/his -' charges against 'Bar
linger were; baseless/U he-said, i'!when
we knew they, were far from. baseless.",
. ; The > witness detailed »hls- thoughts
fallowing 1 these events- and it; became
evident ithat he was leading, up to" the,
circumstances attending the iwriting^of
the ? letter:' to," Senators Dolliver upon'
which | President Taft: demanded>Pjn
chot's resignation^* -" ; : ; . • :•;..; /; -•.",. V.
"I have:- a letter from. Secretary ;of
Agriculture jsaylng' he desires'
to; be present, when* any ? : testimony"; is
given \u25a0 as* to, the^ Dolliver. letter,", said
Chairman Nelson./ - \u25a0'\u25a0."•\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0.".. I
i»Wheh-,SecrejtafyT Wilson' arrived ; he
took a seat . beside , Chairman .Nelson. ;;•;
Pinchot then; read J into evidence i liis
letter, to Senator • Dolliver. ; ; / •
"Did you consult' witl^ the secretary
of. agriculture -before -you.; wrote -that
letter?", demanded Senator -Nelson. / ti
"i did.", . :-',:; \u25a0 ' •: " '•\u25a0\u25a0: ---^ '•'\u25a0\u25a0'.'\u25a0
.. The witness "proceeded toi explain; his
ansVer \u25a0 by : say ing ;that he went \ to': Sec-;
retary.Wilson^ January c'3; and^told diim
Senator! Bolliver ihad' requested* inf or-;
niation'froiiii the ; forest service, and ; the
secretary : made ; no ; r : r r-lr -l
. *"We discussed- at.' some_j length the
right of Sfenator'Dolliver . to, get ' the rin£
~f ormatipn j f rom ' me. v.As:. As : to ; the ' presl-,
dent's /order subordinates *to #
give, Information! to congress," Secretary.
.Wilson * said, 1 * arid ~I " will . ha\ y e it no"
troublei-.with ? that's order,',- or?,words.T to"
that ! effect. ; If believed M; had- his'con-'
sent;, ;i;believedil r described tojhimithe'
situations between'ithejfinteriorj depart-
'mentjandHheUforest|servlce. , I/told'
hin^ of 'the '-intention/ of iourj, opponents
to i magnify what- ) had • been¥ done .j'sjby.
Price ; and v Shaw.f jind ~' : that 11 Is-;1 s -; thought
i theT orily^wlsei thing ";forius|to£dolwas
to * lay^our i hand j." doVn "^on k l the vtable, s
admit -whatv we; had donS'and'forcejthe
congressional inquiry/ on r : the^points ;in
*question.;/.V> : <:v \u25a0%^^r'^.. \i_\ '.' .-'\u25a0\u25a0'>?\u25a0;. -'•. --'^'J
,.,. "I ' was coriyinced^that SecretaryiWil?
son f f avored 1 my^eff ort*j toldef end jPrice
; and Shaw, • although| he 4 did t not 'jfavor
; same? timeVthcf dther? side Cdid,i;iiif felt ;lI;ll
Continued from Pnge One
had,;'however, -secured'; his permission
to write to Senator Dolliver."- - .v
The former forester ended; his direct
testimony, by saying: \ - ,
"It I had had lOminutes with Presi
dent Taft— if I had .been -,a<;corded a"
hearing— it! would have^been easier for
me to have convinced him that I had
been neither, disrespectful or Insubor
dinate, and thus I could have avoided
the, necessity which he. felt of relieving
me of ,the p v ublic service."
The cross; examination of Pinchot
was delayed until- Secretary Wilson,
who deslreH to take. the stand at once,
could be hcard^, The grizzled old offi
cial, who holds'- the record for cabinet
service, was plainly agitated when, he
took the oath as a witness, and when
he began to testify his voice was high
pitched and strained. . - -
The. secretary proved impatient at
questions put to him on. cross examina
tion and became somewhat mixed' as to
just \what letters were being referred
to by his questioners and "resentful of
any inference other than his own that
! they wished to-draw, from his testi
| mony. -. ' " / -
\u25a0 •' <: \u25a0 - \u25a0\u25a0 -' " '- - " - ,\u25a0 " ' .: '
.. Vertrees, counsel, for Secretary Bal
linger, conducted the direct-examina
tion.- ;;'; ;' '.-•: \u25a0-"•//. ' -.;' '"\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0: •-" : •-;.-"- ' 1
"You have heard what Pinchot ;has
said. Have you' any statement to
make?" he- asked, .•7/.-. v ' .
\u25a0 "Some of the things" Pinchot has said ]
here— a good many of .them"-^-began !
Secretary. .Wilson,, "are correct. • v ßut !
tjiere are .other things' which are not -i
correct."/ •; The ] secretary : brought; his j
fist^Qwn an the table .with a resound
ing-wTiack.- He continued:, , \u0084
"He'never got«my. consent to-send |
that-letterto^ the senate.. There are]
two things in it that would have. made j
it impossible- for me to give my con
sent. He attempted to •\u25a0 review :' and!
judge, the mental processes \u25a0of T' the |
president He. assumed the authority j
that was mine "to discipline officers of
my department. Pinchot says it, was
January. 3 that we talked of this
ter. There isl no use making a point
as to date. It may have'been the 3d
or the 4th. <We did have the talk.
"Mr. Pinchot did: nojt- tell ; me he
going to'sgnd a letter, dealing witU the.
president, r He {said 'hewas* going .to
send som<«Viing to Senator Dolliver re
garding departmental matters., ;K' he
had said he was- going to pass upon tlie
president, I v don't think he would ever,
have sent that letter. .They kept; this
Shaw business; from. me. I.* didn't
know anything about it.". '. Z 1
; .Secretary Wilscn . said he had tried
for two months to get a report from
Pinchot on" -the. alleged activity lof ;the
forest service in the GalVJs matter. -• He
said Pinchot kept; delaying the; report.
.. "Andf what fdid he finally bring me?".,
'the witness' said. " • r " ; . ;
' v. "He set Shaw and Prlceto wbfk-to
prepare a report" to hfm. for some reason
or : others . This . report was "",, nothing
more than; their opinion of their own
work.. ; ; . \u25a0 ,\u25a0 ' ' . ' \u25a0 < \u25a0. ', ! r --'\\' ; - :
.."Now, gentlemen, I know compara
tively nothlng, ! of ". what; you 'are con
sidering ;here.\ c I ha\e read something
aboutitUn the papers and^kn'ow! what
the -president has said. Pinchot wants
you to 'believe- that' because.; I, raised' no
objection. to his writing.letters!to;Sena
tor .-'.".•• Dojliyer /; regarding .; departmental
matters.,, he had L a,right to; write ;what
hedld. ; lie had fno ''-such 1 authority" from
me. ; > l knew nothing of. It. v.The | ques-'.
tion before v this; committee is 'Did he
have my .consent.to write that letter?:.'.
v "He did not."-'.' l, never saw it; I never
heard fof :it; until ,-r read it In the' Co
ngressional Record.": . . \ '
'\u25a0";..,'\u25a0 In reply to , Attorney 1 Pepper, Secre
:tary';Wilsqn sa|d;he:would;forgive;Pin-;
chot'far.jhis' assumption -of ; authority
to discipline subordinates of the; forest,
servlcte, " but;; that 3he \ could | not "forgive
the; aspersions on the r President. U.\X?i-?%i.:
.:;; "Pinchot 'complains -that She did not
get a; hearing by^ the; President."./added,
."Wllsonl.; "He shut 'the :^ door j himself
No Appetite
. . "I took .- Hood's •; SarsapariTla; ' when I j
was . a v very sick 'woman, - had , no^ appe-;
tlto whatever' and "could* not "Bleep, more
than^ three " hours a nightr I was ; per-
suaded by? a i friend ito try it, . took'-.two
bottles ; of ; it'and !; it; greatly • benefited
, mej, gave me ; a' good : appetite ' and ; sound
sleep.'!^ ? Mrs.^j6hn. Edens.l 2220 W^:3rd
St.v< Davenport,' '\u25a0' lowa*.*;'. \ ..'\u25a0\u25a0: ' '
.'.v Hood's: Sarsapari lla . restores .the? ap-
petite sand' makes; sleep: sound and re-
freshing ;byybuildijfgrup;H n elSvho^e[sys-;
teim; : purifies [the :blqpd^rstrength<?ns
the; nerves,' aids and digestion!'
jTake'iitfthis/sprlng^.^ '\u25a0y^.'c^,^"';;/;^'^:
effects 'Its ; won-
derful J^cures : simply s because! it; con-
tains/sarsaparill^ , but ; because it jVorh-;
bines "the ; remedial * values fof
more than: twenty different
\u25a0;.?> Get ' it .^today,: in %usual ,* liquid '!; form : or
tablets'called Sarsatabs.': 100 Doses One
Dollar. ' - '-<:':/
when he 'sent -thaf letter to Senator
Dolliver. : - . . ;
- Senator . Purcell of NQrth ' Dakota
(Democrat) -asked, Secretary Wilson if
he had not: specifically talked over the
Doll! ver .letter with -Mr.. Pinchot. .The
secretary declared- he had not. *;
'.', "Do you think I would-have agreed?"
he demanded," '.'that I "should insult the
President of the United States and not
exercise my authority over subordi
nates? -. . • ' ,- .\u25a0 "
Secretary W.ilson was here excused
and the cross examination of Pinchot
was continued by Attorney Vertrees.
The 'committee later adjourned until
Friday.; morning. ":". X : :
ABERDEEN, Wash., March I.—Coro
ner Smith' has been notified of a double
murder at Tahqla, on the Quinault. In
dian reservation. > -_ . '
No particulars of the tragedy are
obtainable, owing- to the /act that there
is' neither -telegraphic or telephonic
communication with Tahola. No defi
nite ;news; will be obtained until the
coroner, reaches Moclips this afternoon.
"The only advices received "report that
one Indian killed two other Indians.? r : ;
v*s new sipc>iv \u25a0
of spring goo
i .. . 4Bj£&k \- ' \u25a0' ':'\u25a0' • -P Ur S rea t sale is over. Our determination to sell the big
|j) 0.50 JSmmJ x - .stock we bought from the successors of J. J. Gildea & Co. is
J^-JlL'. \u25a0 -wS^T''' . now an accomplished, fact.. ;We have succeeded in closing
* % I?/ .' out all the winter goods 1—all;1 — all; the broken lines— alL/the odds
\u25a0-\u25a0•.\u25a0.;• 'jri^j/i ends— and today are ready to show you the newest,
\u25a0':'-'\u25a0'/ -^^%s. ! L>^' • finest,, most up to date, line of menV and boys* tailor made
Sift /^V^y^lfe^N' "'iclotHihg ever brought to this city. These new goods will be
t • \ M W7sh^ .distributed among our.customers at remarkably low prices.
A=> 7s; . \^ if^ll 1 TT W P of our extraordinary values are briefly described below.
' u &^m- Suits If
• YW^ I ''^^\ P* '-Jl^ Splendidly. tailored^-perfect fitting — made with all the..
i-mi a /L^kd ' Im*" '-'* new fashion kinks from a handsome, serviceable cassimere.
||! s£ \^M!k °M h Color, gray touched off witK a dash of olive and a fine stripe-
v! ll - lotJ: SHb!^ of heliotrope; Stylish and gehteeL <£ *Q /% Pa
: - : 'il W-^4W^ ' f v " li/ "-\u25a0\u25a0 -Worth $is.qo; and $20.00. \u25a0 pur -$ 1 *J .DU:
• / '\u25a0%$} '>0l%': 'I, 'ffia : l x price, "including' an extra pair of JJfSSiIP
v/ M^/r^ijW ///&\V- ifli \u25a0•' - 'oants free' \u25a0 ' '\u25a0 : "- -*' " *
\u25a0\u25a0'.\u25a0^mal. -\u25a0\u25a0mi, ' : ' t6lll ac -^ Suits
/ In v <ts *tFtil' I Made with a medium lapel and half-swagger skirt— a
I '!!>$ I if W - style that is; now all the go in New York and other eastern
/ '111 llf WC^ \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0''uV" c j^4 s - Handsomely shaped, faultlessly tailored — satisfying.
/Im ; f-' i 1 V iV un every particular. Color, olive with a fine grayish stripe.
• !§1 I/? 1 /¥' ' Other stores may ask you $25.00 or dj *m mm C'/\
\ -" ; A/ \'^ wI X ylnl V'' .s27^o for this suit. Our price, '\u25a0£ "OU
l'f ll V i y $3.50 Good <J*|/QC $5 Corduroy *n of*
• > .• \- : 'JB3jls^^ QC $5.00 Fine tfjo qj-
\ : ": , Pants " -•«P*»^«^ Dress Pants *PO.&D
/ Hats Irfl Shirts rT*'
**^*T d ; Stiff ; ' .. *r""\u0094 G°»**
'\u25a0:^ ; ;We have.^ just received several big, new \u0084- Made .of fine; madras and percale. Plain
bi the latest shapes in VYPf, 'or. pleated bosoms— perfect fitting
black, olive, brown and the. J/^)C —hundreds of pretty new /effects f\^ffio?
rne^cstVsh^est> T of:^gray.' ELxtra *^7T^ to, choose from. Elxtra special -\u25a0^'^.SSJS?
values at. .....: .............. V.'i And .Up values at. *. -.>. . .And Up '
f 25c i
730 MARKET STREET -,; >.- Bet. Kedrny and Grant Aye.'
- • • • ••" - - - \u25a0
I thMf Executive Advertised as
! Leading Speaker Sends Apol
ogies, by Deputy
Mrs. Julia G^ Ssnborii Bur
y ; lesques JUhion : Labor Party •
Leader in Oration •
-Mayor McCarthy's, picture" was ".t.urned
to .tUe'.wall at the Votes' for Women
club' last night when he failed to ap
pear "to speak as /he , had promised.
Promptly • ai : 8 " o'clock" - an' audience
crowded the hall at 315 Sutter street
"to; the \u25a0'fullest capacity, and, they were
greeted; by> a, large photograph of .the
city's executive, gazing mildly from the
front ofithVclock on' top of the piano. |
A ! little later in the evening, J when .an
uncomfortably young- man' appeared as
emissary," of the mayor ,and -announced'
thatt the, latter, had- such .inatterar of
g"rave importance to. discuss with the
public .utilities committee Vof .the board
of supervisors as would. render : \i fm-'
possible for \hirn to.' attend-,- the " club,
an-. irate' president 'placed, .th>
photograph behind the •."clock. -with ~ the
face against the wall,- and; general ap-?
plausc greeted; the action. •""..." •' \u25a0'. ' .
j Miss Selina Solomons, the. president
of the club; expressed her regret. at "the
mayor's nonappcararice^,.-. saying: ;"Slr.;
McCarthy ha.s treated; us Very \u25a0shabbily.
I. think, .as. he- promised 'some/ time,
since to come -and has permitted us lo
advertise it in 'all. the papers. "In fact;
he" said at. 3 -o'clock thtsfafte.rnoon that
\u25a0he. \ould. come, and, then a .bait an hour,
later than " he was supposed- to^;. speak
\u25a0 some one comes ... t6>say ; he.- w.ill -not
keep his word with ,;us. .le.- seems to
me.he might have arranged matters in
,sUch a way that 'he could haveavptded
'this."- ; "V; :•\u25a0; \u25a0":'\u25a0 •-\u25a0..-. ':'"". ;\u25a0• -;.-\ "^ --".,-\u25a0\u25a0'
, It- was announced, later - and, greeted
with: vigorous applause. that the mayor
would, never, again be asked, to speak
before the Votes for -Women club.
.. Mrs. Julia IG. Sanborn, a " prominent
member of the. club, said .that .she;
would take the mayor's place. and de
liver his speech for .him. So, assum
ing a clever imitation" of , the mayor's
mode of speech and manner, she deliv
ered an adjiress In which, she; caused
the mayor to say that he had. recently
been elected mayor of San .' Francisco.
"And do you knpw what that means?"
asked. the imitation mayor., "It means
.that I have got an- awfully big pull and
a-lot of people are wanting things from
me. ..But"! am going to look out for
the,good nameof San s*rancisco. If we
have any faults, ke/ep . them ,to our
selves.; I am, going to put- a. stop to
this criticism. T^jvill protect the good
name of San Francisco." \u25a0' • \u25a0 • >
~ She then "went- on to advocate heart
ily, municipal ownership. /-• .
Addresses were delivered by W. J.
Herrin, Mrs. iMary S. - Sperry, \u25a0 Mrs.
Francesca Pierce, Elwood C. Brown,
Mrs. . EJtigerald, Mrs. Ethel Weiller,
Mrs.. Mary T. Gamage and Mrs. Hall in
support of equal suffrage. .."
CINCINNATI;. March I.— The price of
hogs .went\to $10.05 a hundred pounds
today. This is an advance of 15c. over
the price -recorded yesterday. \u25a0 and-^s
the highest since the. civil war.- • -•'\u25a0-.
Ten Cents Advance .... ..
CITY; jyiarch i!— Hogs here
today sold at $&.75, an advance of \u25a0 10c
over yesterday.'- <-. :\u25a0''\u25a0 ~ ; .." -•; ".'\u25a0
Dread African 'Disease' Claims
as Hunters Leave
for Khartoum
Missionary and Commissioner of
Gondokoro Fall Victims to v
Deadly Plague
GONDOKORO, March I.— Roosevelt
luck has attended the American hunters
and scientists and this time they may
be congratulated on their escape from
the African fever that has followed In
the wake of the expedition. Colonel
Roosevelt and his immediate associates
sailed for~Khartoum yesterday.
\u25a0 Dr. Roderic Presch, a French medical
: missionary, who lunched with Roose
velt yesterday, suddenly died of fever
•at noon today.*
At a camp adjoining that occupied
by the Americans an English sportsman
is seriously 111 following a trip to
Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
. The district commissioner of Gondo
kb.ro. -the*. British officials of which
were most active in entertaining theijr
.American guests, has been stricken ,
with the fever and today is confined/
"tb : - his bed.'-. . „ - \
"PJan. Roosevelt Program
...-PARIS,. ; March 1. — The program ,
Adopted by. the council of the Univer
sity of Paris for the entertainment on
April 18 o,f Theodore Roosevelt, former
president of the United States, subject
;.to' the . subsequent approval of the
sue st. is as follows: ' ,
.-..At 1 p. m. Colonel Roosevelt will be
officially received; at 2 o'clock hfS will*
• deliver his lecture In th« grand amphi-
theater at Sorbortne: at 7 o'clock he
•'wi|l be the guest at dinner of the rector
and faculty of the University of Paris,
followed at 10 o'clock by a reception
at which he will meet those best known
in the scientific, literary and artistic
world of Paris.
i Fritz, a joung hardware cl*rk from Chatta
. nnoi-H, Tpnn., w».h In Police Judge ShortaU's
':\u25a0 court yesterdaj oo a cbarse of eJpfraadlnx the
chanffeur of a taxlcatt out ot $3..*>0 nn Monday
night. He waa allowed to go on hi* own
recognizance on bin prom(>*> that be would be
In court thl* morning with the $3.50.
There la Only One
Thai Is
Bromo 5!
Used the World Over to
Cure a Cold In One Day
Uways r*m«mb«r ti« fnll luma. Looik tm '
this ilras tor* ,oa erery box. 23c.

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