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Pinchot Has Sensations Ga
lore to Spring- in First
Day on Stand
Declares lie Has Done Ut
most' to Break Back of .
WASHINGTON, I). C, February 20.
With GilTord Pinchot on tho witness
stand, tlio Ilallinger-Pinchot inquiry en
tered tho second phase 'today.
Tlio dismissed chief forester, before
being sworn, dramatically declared that,
when his story had been told, tho eouif
try wqjild demand a verdict "In har
mony with tho general conviction that
the secittfiry of tho interior has been
Unfaithful to tho public, whose proper
ty he has endangered, and to tho presi
dent whom he has deceived."
L. . Glavis, tho Cunningham coal
claims and Attorney Urandeis al Istood
aside to make room for 1'inchot, for
Attorney George Wharton 1'opper, his
persona counsel, aiul-for his story of
Secretary Rallingcr's dealings with tho
water power sites of thd public domain
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ptesident and had made a vigorous pro
test. Restorations by Mr. Ballinger were
mado without any investigation, of the
subject whsitcvcr, saidjMr. Pinchot, and
ho charged tho secretary .with having
deliberately ordered ollicers of tlio rec
lamation service against their will to
recommend that somo of tho restora
tions should bo made.
Mr. Pinchot declared that Diieetor
Nowell of tho reclamation service
would bo called as ono of his witnesses
to prove his charges against becretary
Pinchot accused Secretary Hallingor t Ballinger.
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vi iiavini; mauo an explanation or Jus.
conduct to tlio president that was "os
l-entinlly fal"H" Ho charged him with
being "a dangerous enemy to conser
vation." Ho charged him with having
mado a stntoment shown by undisputed
documentary evidence to bo absolutely
false in three essential particulars.
Ho charged him with "wilfully hav
ing deceived tho president" and of be
ing disloyal to tho president.
Mr. Pinchot 's iirst hours on tho wit
ness stand were as replete with sensa
tion as had been promised, and tho suf
focating crowd in tho hearing room
hung intently upon every word that fell
Former Secretary of the interior
James R. Garfield, it wns announced,
would be. one of Mr. Pinchot 's backers.
Taft Misinformed
One of the most dramatic incidents
of the day was left for tho last half
hour of tho session, when Mr. Pinchot
declared there was no such decision
by tho comptroller of tho treasury as
had been cited by President Taft hi his
letter of September 13, 1909, to Secre
tary Uallingor, dismissing tho Glavis
charges and authorizing the removal
of Glavis.
Tho president had contended that
Jinllinuer had acted under decision of
from his lips. A triflo nervous at first, ' tho comptroller, which permitted of no
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Today Should Decide Fate
of Proposition for a
General Strike
Mr. Pinchot soon became accustomed to
his surroundings and maintained a con
fident poiso thereafter.
Taft Enters Caso
His u'cital had not progressed far,
however, when thcro came an objec
tion from Uallinger's attorney as to
tho witness ropeating conversations
with President Taft. It was contend
ed that tho relation of theso conver
sations would put tho president in .an
.attitude whore ho would either have to
remain slient or else appoar before tho
committee as a witness, which, it was
declared, would bo undesirable. The
question was argued for somo time and
in his statement of tho matter, tho at
torney for Pinchot admitted that Prcs
PHILADELPHIA, February 20.
After a day of almost unbroken tran
quility, several small riots broke out
in Kensington lato today, when young
men attacked cars run by non-union
In one of the affrays passengers were
attacked by striko sympathizers. A
motorman was dragged from his car and
badly beaten and several policemen
mtivn mreoinent with tho acricultural . woro roughly handled, but no ono was
department, whereby me roresi m.tvii: sunuuiy mjurcu
appeal, whon ho had nbrogated a co-op-
was given control ot the-forest rcsencs
on Indian lands.
Olio of the minor charges mado by
Pinchot was to the effect that linlliu
ger in 1007, as commissioner of the
land ollicc, protested against tho crea
tion of tho Chugach forest reserve in
Alaska. Tho reserve was created over
his protest, however, .and includes most
of the Cunningham coal claims.
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 20.
GilTord Pinchot 'a opening statement
in tim Ballincer-Pinchot inquiry was
ident Taft, in ii letter written subso- rciUi j,y Secretary Ballinger in his ofhco
fluently to tlio conversation, uuu uo- j.,t0 today.
dared that his rOcollection ot what
transpired at tho interview differed in
some particulars from that of Mr. Pin
chot. The matter was put over for con
sideration by tho committee and it i-
expected that a decision will be an
nounced when the next session is held
Tuesday morning.
Mr. Pinchot followed up tho vigor
ous attack made on Secretary Ballinger
in his opening statement by declaring n(m me,
tunt lie iuny uuuuvuu in opi-ciui auni
Glavis, and was convinced that Glav
is had said what was tho truth. Ho
characterized Glavis as "A faithful
public servant," and declared the facts
which ho presented "Proved that Mr.
Ballinger had been unfnithful to his
trust as the guardian of public property
of enormous vahio. "
Conservation in Danger
Tho conservation movement begum (
uirder tho Administration ot jresuient
Roosevelt s progressing splendidly
to tlio time President Tntt and
Secretary Ballinger took ollicc
Mr. Pincnot.
He declared that in less than a month
thereafter Secretary Ballinger practi
cally had broken the backbone of tho
central idea of tho conservation move
ment by restoring previously withdrawn
water power sites to the public domain
and laying them open to private up
propriation and monopolistic control.
Pinchot declared that when the res
torations wero made, Mr. Ballinger gave
no point that ho withdraw- tho power
sites, and that as a matter of fact, he
did not rowithdraw any of them, nn
til after Mr. Pinchot had gone to the
In response to inquiries as to whether
ho intended to make any reply, -ur.
Ballinger mado tho following statement
for the Associated Press:
"In view of tho fact that 1 will pres
enty havo an opportunity to appear be
fore tho committee and acqunint them
with tho truth, I shal not reply through
tho press to tho mendacious aspersions
which Mr. Pinchot attempts to cast
Ho attempted without suc
cess to deceive tho president. He will
find it equally dillicult for him to de
ceive the committee.
"Obviously, tho only deception in
which he hopes to succeed is temporary
ilecoption of the public through the
press. This lie had endeavored to do
by giving out in advanco the introduc
tory statement which has appeared and
which ho has been malignant enough
to preseut, but not quite reckless
enough to state upon oath.
"Fortunately, as already stated, I
will soon havo an opportunity to give
to the committee, and through tho com
mitteo to tho public, tho facts and
truth, and for that reason I have no
statement at tho present to make."
In tho ficht a woman passenger, Mrs.
J. C. Elder, was struck with a brick
and rendered unconscious. Walter
Graham, another passenger, who tried
to carry her from tho car, was attacked
by the mob and roughly handled, but
managed to carry the woman into a
drug store.
Tho first trouble in the negro section
occurred today whon tho crowd throw
missiles through tho cars. Policemen
quickly scattered the "mob.
The arrest and arraignment of John
J. Murphy,, president of tho Central
Labor Union, on a charge of inciting
a riot, marked tho eighth day of the
Whether a strike of all organized la
bor in Philadelphia will bo called next
week probably will lie decided at to
morrow's meeting of tho Central La
bor Union.
MECCA, Cab, February 20. Growing
fears that members of tho Hnnson trans
continental automobile parly had lost
tholr lives in tho desoit sandstorm wero
dissipated tonight, when the travelers
arrived hero weary, thirsty and hungry,
but unhuit by their experience
One Dead and Many Injured
by Police at Bethlehem
Steel Works
ary 2G. One man is dead from a bul
let fired by a state policeman, two
others are suffering from slight pistol
wounds and more than a dozen men
are nursing (injuries indicted by the
heavy riot sticks of the troopors to
night. The troops wero patrolling the streets
near the steel works wl.cn stones were
thrown at them by a crowd of foreign
ers. The commander of the troops or
dered his men to fire into tho air, it
is said, but ono held his pistol too
low, and the bullet struck Joseph Sam
bo, who died tonight.
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 20.
Forecast for Arizona: Generally
fair Sunday and Mouday.
Naval Secretary's Plans
Radical Departure from
Naval- Committee Will Ap
prove Meyer's Plans
for Great Navy
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 20.
Secretary Meyer is said to have an
nounced today, before the house naval
committee, plans for building a world's
record-breaking battleship of 32,000
tons, costing $18,000,000, and for mak
ing tho United States the leading naval
Members of tho committee said the
secretary's radical plans were favorably
leceived by the committee. Tho secre
tary did not refor to naval strength in
tho number of ships or armament, but
to various features of improvement and
of efficiency of ships and guns.
Tentatively, it is planned to arm this
great battleship with n battery of four
teen 14-inch guns of the latest "type.
It was tentatively agreed today that
the naval increase for this year, based
on the secretary's recommendations,
shall be as follows:
Two 27,000-tons battleships, equipped
with 12 or 14-inch guns.
Ono repair ship.
Two colliers,
Five submarines.
The submarines aro for the Pacific
coast and aro the- first of a fast fleet
of those vessels which will bo provided
in the next few yers. A plan toA place
ten additional submarines on "the Pa
cific coast next year was considered
favoiably. A member of the naval
committee said the government had nn
oflicial information that Japan is lay
iug tho keels of two great battleships
approaching tho 31,000-ton limit. He
said tho tonnage of the groat battle
ships under consideration would depend
to a great, extent upon tho weight of
tho batteries of huge 14-inch guns which
would bo placed on this ship.
Says Abnormal Condition in
Navy Should Be Speed
ily Corrected
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 20.
Young blood in command of the navy
was mo neynoie oi ;i special message
which President Taft today sent to
congress, urging legisnltion for improv
ing tho personnel of the fighting force
and to remedy what the president term
ed an "Abnormal condition, the result
of past legislation."
Under the existing system, ollicers
are being trained now in com
mand of battleships and armored cruis
crs who could not serve as flag of
ficers. Tho president indirsed the bill pre
pared by Secretary Meyer which would
promote ollicers to tho grade of rear ad
miral at the ago of ."34 to 5." years, and
to captain fat the average ago of 40
or 47.
Tho president recommended a change
to create higher ranking flag olliceis.
The sizo of the fleet now demands two
grades above rear admiral, it was said.
In the Atlantic fleet thcro bhould be
nn admiral in command, a vice admiral
for second squadron and two rear ad
mirals for tho other two divisions.
The personnel should be based on
tonnage. With 1,200,000 tons of ships,
as now authorized, the ultimate person
nel would reach 3,000 line officers and
midshipmen and 00,000 enlisted men.
Aged Pedestrian to .Reach
Albuquerque Monday
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., February
2G. Leaving McCarty's station at ."i
o'clock this morning, Edward Pay son
Weston arrived late tonight at Sandia,
Itwonty-two miles from Albuquerque,
haing walked sixty miles today. Uo
will roach Albuquerque Monday, four
days ahead of his schedule.
Navy Men Roused by Explosions
On the Hopkins and on Other Vessel's.
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Sensational revelations hi the navy department were predicted as one result of the explosion on the torpodo
boat destroyer Hopkins at San Diego In which ono sailor was killed and seven badly Injured. It Is asserted lha
tho explosions on the Hopkins, numbering four In tbo past ten months, and similar occurrences ou tho armored
crulcr West Virginia nnd the monitor Cheyenne have been the result not of accident, but of design. The old
dteputo between the line nnd the staff officers of the navy Is said to be at the bottom of the mishaps. Enmity
tovnrd Navnl Constructor Evans, who holds the rank of lieutenant commander nnd who fitted out the Hopkins t
tto Maro Island navy yard, San Francisco, Is also mentioned In connection with tho disaster to tbo little cwft.
TVTcn tbo Hopkins was overhauled spine time ago It wai founiLhat some of her boiler tubes were plugged, cltbr
tfci-ough accident or design. The explosion that killed nnd lnJurocTtlie sailors wns attributed to "defects In a boiler
fate." Naval Constructor Evans, who designed tho Prometheus, ono of the navy's two biggest colliers, now Hear
ing completion, came Into public notice a year ago when bo obtained a divorce from his wife, naming Lleutciirt
Franklin W. Osburn, Jr., another navnl officer.
Cruiser Washington Sent to
New Quarantine Station
on Angel Island
PORT TOWNSEND, February 20.
The armored cruiser Washington, which
has been at Diamond Point quarantine
station for ten days, was ordered today
to proceed at once to the Angel Island
quarantine station in San Francisco
bay. , i :,ii
Tho order was issued when it was
ascertained that a 'case of fever report
ed yesterday was developing into small
pox. Since tho Washington sailed
from Honolulu, n bhort timo ago, eight
eases of smallpox have broken out,
lesulting in four deaths, among them
Ensign 0 'Griffiths of Palo Alto, Cal. A
hundred men havo been discharged and
paid off and have left for their homes
in various parts of tho country. The
wives of several officers came to Port
Townsond and have visited them fre
Prosecutor Says Packers to
Be Given Every Chance
to Surrender
Railroads of Northwest
Worst Trouble of En
tire Winter
PRATTLE, Wash., Febumry 20.
With tho rain falling on tho west slope
of the Cascade range and heavy snow
slides near the crest of tho range, north
ern transcontinental railroads tonight
aro facing tho worst difficulties they
have experienced in the operation of
trains this year.
The rivers in western Washington aie
rising rapidly.
The Cheat Northern and Milwaukee
lines aro completely blocked. The
Northern Pacific, which is tlio only
transcontinental road that has been
able to operate trains through the Cas
cades for nearly a week, suffered severe
ly from siiowslides today. Three east
bound transcontinental trains arc held
in the mountains but it is expected thej
will bo released lato tonight. All west
bound trains have been stopped at E'
lensburg until the line is cleared.
NEW YORK, February 20. Two
weeks will be allowed the indicted di
rectors of tho National Packing com
pany in which to appear for pleading
to the true bills of conspiracy found
against them yesterday by the Hudson
county grand jury at Jersey Gity.
Prosecutor Garvcn said tonight there
was no disposition to be unreasonable
and every opportunity will be given
the indicted corporations and their of
ficers to come into court of their own
free will. If this opportunity is disre
garded, however, or if any disposition
is shown to treat the proceedings with
levity, as has been intimated was the
case in some quarters, he should move
with speed and severity.
DUQUERN, Ills., February 20. An
explosion of gas in the Urbana mine nt
Christopher early today killed Isam
Borolin and injured two other miners,
probably fatally.
Elusive Drug Would Con
ceal Strychnine in Sys
tem of Col. Swope
KANSAS CITY, February 20. An
other poison has been found in tho
bodies of Colonel Thomas H. Swope and
Chrisman Swope, according to a report
made to the lamily by Drs. Hektoen,
Haines and Vaughn.
Announcement to this effect was
mado today by one of the Swope attor
neys. He remscd to go into details re
garding the report. Just what the poi
son was is not known, but in the lan
guage of scientists, it would be classed
as a "mask" or a shield.
The doctors are quoted as saying the
poison was of a typo that, although tho
ultimate effects are as deadly as those
of strychnine, has the power to change
the symptoms of strychnine poisoning
so that the evidences of illness display
ed arc confusing in their developments.
Militia Ordered Out and Arkansas Village Now Under
Martial Law Serious Affair Results from
Crowding White Man from Walk
ELDORADO, Ark., February 20. Following the wounding of three white
men, the formation of a mob and an attack on the negro section of the city,
Eldorado tonight is under control of the militia, and what threatened to de
velop into a serious racial clash has been suppressed, for the time being, at
The disorder began early in the afternoon when a white man was crowd
ed from tho sidewalk by a negro. Bystanders took a hand and the negro,
drawing a Knife, mado a lunge at one of his adversaries. No one was in
jured, and the negro escaped.
Early tonight a posse of cicizcus started in search for the negro, who had
taken refuge in a resort. The negro and his friends fired a volley of revolver
shots as tho invaders entered. Osc?r Reynolds, Edward Reynolds and Ros
coe Montgomery were wounded, the latt probably fatally.
A mob quickly formed and had begun the destruction of negro cabns and
property when Governor Donaghey was appealed to and the Eldorado mlUtli
company ordered out. The crowds dispersed on the appearance of the sol.

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