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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 104.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Other Side of Controversy
With Pinchot to
COUNSEL ON THE JOB
Snow tonight and possibly Wednes
day. Cold wave. The minimum tem
perature tonight will be about zero.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 43. Maxi
mum in 24 hours, 48. Minimum, SS.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 8 miles. Rel
ative humidity, last evening 72, this
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Sun sets 5:30, rises C:47: moon sets
12:2S a. m.; 1:03 p. m.. moon In con
Junction with Mars, passing from west
to east of the planet. 3 degrees south;
planet Mercury visible.
Vertrees Takes Action After
Glavis Puts Charge in
vestigation of the coal cases. This
showed he did not have' the Interests
of the government at heart.
"Another action which showed he
was unfaithful was the fact that after
hearing at the conference of Mr.
Schwartz, Mr. Dennett and myself,
that there was great necessity of se
curing a construction of the law of
May, 190S, and agreeing with us that
the matter was of such Importance
that the attorney general should act
on It, and after instructing us to pre-
Cracksman Loot Chats
worth, III., Bank of
$10,000 in Cash.
Kansas Bank Blown Up by Trio
Who Use Up to Date Meth
ods in Their Work.
Washington, Feb. 15. To ascertain
whether or not L. R. Glavis, accuser
of Secretary Ballinger, was the victim
of a "frame up" in connection with the
finding at Seattle and various missing
official papers which It is alleged Gla
vis failed to turn over to his successor,
Attorney Vertrees, counsel for Ballin
ger, requested that subpoenas issue
forthwith for A. Chrlstensen, Glavis'
successor, and G. W. CN'eil of Seattle.
Want Others Called.
Balllnger's counsel latex requested
that the committee summon as -witnesses
Miss Ella M. Shartell of Seat
tle. Special Agent Frank L. Spalding
of Cheyenne and W. W. Barr of Se
attle. Glavts Crona Examined.
Washington. Feb. 13. The Ballln-ger-Pinchot
congressional inquiry be
gan to bristle with interest yesterday
when John J. Vertrees, counsel for
Secretary Ballinger, undertook the
cross examination of Louis R. Glavis,
principal witness for the "prosecu
tion." The climax of the day was reached
ate in the afternoon session when Mr. ;
Vertrees announced that a box belong- j promier
ing to Mr. Glavis and left in the grand
jury room at Seattle had been broken
open a few days ago and that a num
ber of letters missing from the files of
the land office in Seattle, copies of
which have recently been published in
a. weekly paper, were, found therein. -Declares
It a Trame-l'p."
Glavl3 angrily declared that if any
letters had been found in his belong
ings "a frame-up" had been prepared
against him. His denunciation of fed
eral officers who would stoop to such
a trick to win the favor of their su
periors called out a demonstration of
applause from the spectators, which
caused Chairman Nelson to announce
that a repetition of the outburst would
result In the room being cleared.
Throughout the hearing the sympa
thies of the spectators, a
Peoria, 111., Feb. 15. A special from
Chats worth says that four bandits
blew the safe of the Citizens' bank at
pare a letter to me attorney generai , cappd NJght MarFna, wn,a
was taken unawares at the city pump-
who traveled in an automobile stole
J3.575 from the State bank of Ford.
20 miles southeast of here, yesterday
Four charges of nitro-glycerine were
used In blowing up the safe. The ban
dits were gone several hours before
the robbery was discovered, although
many people heard the explosion.
The robbers drove their machine in
from the south. They left the car half
a mile from town. Before committing
the crime they cut all the telegraph
and telephone wires in the town, de
laying communication with the sheriff's
office here when the robbery was dis
covered. Peorlana Robbed at not Spring.
Hot Springs. Ark., Feb. 15. Three
burglars last night attacked Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Wyman of Peoria, 111., in
their cottage here and robbed them of
jewelry valued at $4,000. The Inmates
were thrown under their beds and
were not able to free themselves until
for him to sign, he deliberately cfaang
ed his mind, for some reason, and
turned the matter over to a subordin
ate of his own department.
"None of these are things upon which
a criminal charge could be predicated,
but to my mind it was far more cow
ardly for him to do these things than
if a man had actually stolen some
thing for which he could have been
BIGGEST GUN FIRED;
SHAKES THE EARTH
New York, Feb. 15. The new 16
inch coast defense gun at Sandy Hook,
6aid t be the largest piece of its kind
in the world, just had its first trial
from Its position overlooking New
York harbor. As usual the strictest
secrecy was maintained, but the con-
Shafts Launched at
Speaker Cannon Gat
HE SAYS A FEW THINGS
Takes Floor as Ordinary Mem
ber to Make Allusions to
Washington, Feb. 15. "If we lose
sight of our own Importance and of
our own position for the time being,
there will come in our places better
and wiser men who will not lose sight
of the necessity to provide for an or-
Your Uncle Samuel's Usual Way
NO FRILLS AT
British Parliament Meets but
All Royal Pageantry Is
OUTLOOK IS UNCERTAIN
Asquith Xamcs Several
Members of Cabinet, Making
jority of whom are women, have clear
ly been with Glavis.
Glavto Gives ClinrjceB.
At the afternoon session Glavis, In
London, Feb. 15. Parliament as
sembled thW aXtawieo: The-eensfiJOBy
was of the simplest character, all royal
pageantry connected with the state
opening being postponed to Feb. 21.
The result of the recent elections is
so confused that even the staunchest
press supporters of the government
admit proof that the government will
have a majority to act drastically upon
the dominant issues can be established
only after the commons has settled
down to work ajid the nationalists and
laboritos show their hands in course
great ma-1 0f debate upon the speech from the
I 'smfl 1:
president's veto. He said he had- had
some trouble in Justifying that vow
before his constituents, but said he
As the speaker was enlarging upon
the need of breadth of view to obtain
approval all over the country for ap
propriations for river and harbor Im
provements, Representative Dalzell of
Pennsylvania, who occupied the chair,
began hammering the desk before him
with the speaker's gavel. "The time
of the gentleman has expired," he ex
claimed In mock severity.
"May I have a minute more?"
pleaded the speaker. Mr. Fitzgerald
then obtained unanimous consent to
have his time extended five minutes
and Mr. Cannon proceeded.
Remembers Mississippi Trip.
Referring, to his trip down the Mis
sissippi with President Taft in con
nection with newspaper attacks at that
time, Mr. Cannon said:
"When I turned to come back from
New Orleans, from the criticisms I re
ceived and that many others received,
not one founded on certain informa
tion, it made me wonder whether I
was afoot or horseback ; whether I was
I or somebody else.
"I expect we will continue to re
ceive all kinds of correct and fake in
formation," continued the speaker, "In
order that our great metropolitan Jour
nals may continue, some of them to
make their papers from day to day,
like the Yankee made his razors, to
sell, but I desire to say to the gentle
men on both sides of the house that
in the last analysis, out of the two
great organizations, the minority from
time to time, putting the majority on
its good behavior, seeking to become
the majority will come correct legisla
tion and correct appropriations for the
greatest good of the people of the republic."
Governor Spends Night in
Vain Effort to Get
Attempt to Get State to Take
Up Chicago Graft Probe
IS MUCH INTEREST
Entries for Coming Tourna
ment of American Bowling
Congress Break Record.
TO BE HELD AT MILWAUKEE
Are 404 Five-men Teams Where
There Were But 30 at Pitts
burs Lst Year.
Springfield, Feb. 15. A resolutloi
Intended to make the Chicago graf:
probe a legislative matter was ruled
out by Speaker Shurtleff on the
ground It does not come within the
limitations of the governor's call for
the special session.
Klbsnn Prlmarj Bill Advanced.
The Gibson primary bill for the
nomination of assemblymen was
read the first time and referred to
committee of the whole. The main
primary bill will await action on the
The senate amendments to th
commission form of municipal gov
ernment was non-concurred in. If
now goes to conference.
Deaeen Loses Fight.
After spending the entire night It
an effort to muster enough votes tt
insure the passage of the admlnls
tration deep waterway bill Governoi
Deneen failed and also failed to se
cure a call for a Immediate refer,
ence of the waterways committee.
This conference, however, will be
held next week.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 15. Secretary
i-JLagler. .In --charge of entries fer the
lOta annual tournament of the American'-
bowling congress to be held here
has" announced the following number
of contestants: 404 five men teams
580 two men teams and 2,017 indi
viduals. Shows Vast Increase.
These figures, Langley says, show j
an increase over
made at Pittsburg of 30 in the five men
teams, 10-0 in the two men teams and
NO IMMUNITY BATH
GRANTED TO HEIKE
Secretary of Sugar Refining Company
Cannot Escape Indictment by
Cabinet Appointments Made.
London, Feb. 13. The following
cabinet appointments were announced
response to a question by Mr. Ver-' last night:
trees, summed up the specific acts of j Secretary for the home depart
wrongdoing which he charges against : ment Winston Spencer Churchill.
Secretary Ballinger. His statement, j President of the board of trade
which was listened to with intense in- ! Sydney Buxton.
terest, for the first time gave a deft- j Chancellor of the Duchy of Lan--nlto
statement of the nrosecution's i caster J. A. Pease.
case. He said:
"The first action I would cite is the
appearance of Mr. Ballinger in the
Wilson coal cases. His action of par
ticipation in the drawing up of an es
crow agreement to tun over claims
!that should not have been proved up
and have not been proved up as a mat
ter of fact was criminal. But the
statute of limitations has run and the
evidence Is not quite clear. The rec
ord speaks for itself.
Knrw of Violations.
-V IJUI.Tj WTiat's t';e use now? Just as I get ready to find the south pole Sammy goes gadding after it.
J. A. Pease, who was the chief
liberal whip, was defeated at the j
general election, but it is expected '
that a safe seat will be found for j
him in Lancashire. Herbert Louis
Samuel is undersecretary of state for
the home office.
i ne cnanges in the cabinet are
ing station about 1 o'clock by two des- ! cusslon following the discharge was
peradoes. and bound and gagged and j plainly felt at Atlantic Highlands, six
taken to a garage directly opiwsite the j miles away.
bank. With Cahill out of the way, the
bank door was forced and work on the
TnUe Balier xt.
Mr. Kerber, a baker in a confec
tionery next to the bank, was espied
by one of the lookouts enroute to the
bakeshop, and he in turn was caught,
tied hand and foot, and dragged into
the bank, where ho laid until 4 o'clock !
when he was able to loosen himself !
and give the alarm
ONLY FAIR SHARE
Contention of Secretary Green at the
Meeting of State Association
EIGHT ARE DEAD IN
Cairo, 111., Feb. 15 The high cost
Meantime the safe door was blown. : of living will be one of the topics to
! With $10,000 safely ptowed away, the i he brought up by the Illinois Retail
j robbers left the bank, secured a rig in 1 Merchants' association at its annual
i which they are supposed to have on- ! convention, which opens in (his city
j tered the town, and drove east. Sto- I today, and Secretary Crorge G. Green
; fewer than had been expected. Pre- i I,nfn ijrr- president and own-r of the s preparen 10 miu ui me rvutuei
i mier Asquith apparently decided, I bank, was notified and got into com- j sets only a fair margin of profit,
lowing to the uncertainty of the po- ! munication with the sheriffs office at j nnr-M
j litical outlook, to make only the ab-j Bloomington, and the chase com- ' TAKES GRANDCHILDREN
Another thing was Mr. Ballinger's ; solutely necessary appointments, and i menced.
expressions in the summer of 1907 to j thope which have been made, being
(Special Agent Jones when he knew ! only transfers from one office to an
ithat there had been violations of the other, will not involve any by-elec
tions except in the rase of Mr. Pease,
for whom a safe seat must be found.
.coal land laws his statement that he
iwas coming to Washington to see what
,congress could do to help the claim
ants get patents.
"His next action one of the most
important going to show that he is not
Joyal to his trust and not faithful to
,the people was this one: After giv
ing me the full right and instructions committee of the Western league m :t
jto make a full and complete investiga- j here today and prepared a draft of two
WESTERN MAY PLAY 163
Movement on for Long Season
Pitcher Ymint Goes to Denver.
Chicago, Feb. 15. The schedule
jtlon of all the coal cases, he person
ally took up an old report by Special
Agent Love a few dayB after and delib
erately ordered the Cunningham claims
to proceed to patent.
Favored Doubtful Hill.
"Another evidence that Mr. Ballinger
was not trying to protect the people's
right? was his appearance before the
public lands committee of the house
In favor of the Cole bill, which car
ried out the statement Ballinger made
to Jones that he would do what he
could to socure legislation v.hich would
have enabled these fraudulent claim
ants to secure patents.
"The next step Mr. Ballinger took
was his unprofessional action tn de
liberately going around and represent
ing the other side after having been
commissioner of the land office and
having full knowledge of the charac
ter of the Investigations we had made.
Asked ;iavls to Hold Oft.
"His next action consisted in his
asking me in the fall of 1908, when he
,ittiWts In politics and arranging for cam
The bank's loss is covered by insur
ance. Walt Till nmrr Leave.
Delta. Ohio. Feb. 13. Receiving a
tip. the sheriff a n . I deputies watched
all night for burglars. The thieves
not appearing. the watchers went
home, but after they had gone the
burglars entered the postoffice and
emptied the safe.
I se Auto in Kansns.
Dodge City, Kan., Feb. 15. Robbers
FROM SENATOR TILLMAN
South Carolina Supreme Court lie
stores Two Youngsters to
Columbia. R. C Feb. 15. In a de
cision handed down here today the
supreme court took two children of
B. R. Tillman, Jr., from their grand
father. Senator Ben R. Tillman, and
derly procedure under which a ma
jority can work its will; where re
sponsibility rests there must be power
with the majority to move on, being
"Uncle Joe" Cannon, laying aside
his gavel and speaking yesterday from
the floor of the house, merely as "the
gentleman from Illinois," sounded th'3
warning to his colleagues.
Spoke on nivers and Harbors.
"Representative" Cannon arose for
the purpose of lending his approval io
the pending rivers and harbors ap
propriation bill. but during his
speech, which was of about 2o min
utes duration, he took occasion to
refer lightly to magazine and news
paper criticism and to remind the
minority members that the power of
the majority was futile unless en-1 moro or iess seriouslv hurt
forced by a well oiled machine. 'suit of a headon collision between'
Fitzsreraid Yields. !o Dassenger trains on the South-i
It was while Representative Fitz-!ern fc Florida railroad. 19 miles (
gerald (democrat) of Xew York had ! south of this city early last evening.
New York, Feb. 15. Charles K.
Helke. secretary and treasurer of th
American Sugar Refining company of
New York and secretary of the Amer
ican Sugar Refining company of New
Inrqpr yl!11 rut vat an 'lmmnt-
previous records bath..
Judge Martin of Vermont, sitting
in the I'nited States circuit court
here, vpsfprdav r1nft1wl thit UalVa'.
list, It is said, shows the largest ad-,demaml for )mluunUy ,n relurn foP
vance in a single series in the history ; the testimony he had given before
of American bowling tournaments. lfho Rrand jury n tfae anfMru8t prQ.
me Money to Split. jceedings would not hold.
The total money paid in for each j Special ueputy Attorney General
event for this tournament is: jstlmson asked that the case be eet
Five men teams $10,00. j for trial at the opening of the March
Two men $9.S90. j term In order to have "speedy Jus
Individuals S1O.0S5. jtice." This was granted.
Chicago has 02 teams and leads j .
outside cities In the entries.
I'ascngcr Trains Come Together
Near Macon, Ga., and Are
Macon. Ga., Feb. 15. Eight per
sons are reported injured and 20
as a re-
HOGS DROP A FEW
CENTS AFTER FLYER
Chicago. Feb. 15. The ho market
opened today with the top figure at
?9.25, but before the day nded de
clines of 5 to 10 cents from yester
day's hi.'h prices were recorded. Fork
showed a lower fig;ire at the opening,
but rallied until the high market cf
the day was 121! 55. The market, how
ever, closed at $2". 35.
the floor that members were surprised
It is stated the wre
to see the speaker rise from a seat
in their midst and inquire:
"Will the gentleman from New York
"I will yield to the gentleman, I be-! two locomotives,
lieve from Illinois." replied Mr. Fitz- press cars being
gerald. Mr. Cannon told the house
k was caused
by the crew of No. 2 mistaking or
ders nnd running by Urn Aire, where
the irnin was ordered to meet No. f.
The trains met with a crash, the
baggage and ex
coaches were piled in one mighty
MAJ. GEN. WOOD. ILL,
RELIEVED OF DUTY
Washington. Feb. 15. Because f
the continued illness of Major GMie:l
Wood the president has directed Hri:
adier General Howe be anigned tc
temporary command of the department
of the east. ,
Illinois Miners In Session.
Peoria, 111.. Feb. 15. The miners
bow he had voted for a river and har-'beap. Much trouble w as experienced ! convent ion today was devoted to pro
ber bill during President Arthur's ad- in extricntinc the bodies of the dead i liminary work.
restored them to tne custody or tneir : ministration ami explained mat no-nan .aim mjmeu mini mr- itmki-. i u
mother. j voted to pass the measure over the j relief trains were at once dispatched
i from this place.
schedules which will be submitted to
the league at its meeting tomorrow.
It is undecided whether 154 or ICS j
games will be played. There is a do- j
cided tendency among the club owners i
to adopt the regulation lot game
schedule but a vigorous minority
favors a longer list of games.
Manager Jack Hendricks of Denver
purchased Pitcher Yount from the Bos
ton Americans. Yount is a right
hander and last sea.son starred with
Freeport in the Wisconsin-Illinois
(Special Cerrspondenre of Th? Argus.
Washington, Feb. 13. Increased
prices are not confined to foodstuffs.
HOUSE STILL BUSY
WITH RIVER BILL
j Washington. Feb. 15. Defense of
the postal savings banks by Hurkctt
not trusted with. j actment that its passage would have : ot -nr.u-ha. m me M-ii.ue .ir.o ninner
one of the Tables. i ,he almost immediate effect of advanc- j consideration of the rivers rnd harbors
Horo i r,f ihp Imnnrt.nt tQM0o hno- th alr-nriv Mt-h nrirea rm rnm- ' bill in tile hOUSe OCCUpled COllgreSSto-
MANUFACTURERS MAKING VAST
PROFITS WHILE PRICES MOUNT
Illinois' Oldest Mason Dead,
Galesburg. 111., Feb. 15. Samuel J.
Dean, the oldest Mason in central Illi
nois, is dead, aged 92.
Work of Day in Congress
sonts water is a secret the public is J again by those of us opposing i's en-
paign. contributions u hold o m- In-1 nV'Jt g?toriL
WILL COST JOHN
Xew York. Feb. 15. Garry Herr
mann, chairman of the baseball na
tional commission, stated Catcher
Kling would be reinstated, but that
he would have to submit to a heavy
but. include mens' suitings, men's, wo- ; placed in the Congressional Record by
men's and children's hosiery, men's i Senator Stone:
(and women's gloves, blankets, cotton Before Under
i goods of all sorts, ladies' waists, laces, i Payne Payne
! embroideries, and colored wash fab- 1 Tariff.
I rics of all classifications.
r; Almost In the same breath I'nited
States Senator William J. Stone of
Missouri showed that while there has
been a 50 per cent increase In the price
of hosiery, underwear and other textile
products in the last year, the cotton
mills, for whose benefit the Dingley
rates were advanced, are making
profits ranging all the way from 25 to
C7H per cent cn their capital stocks.
And Just how much of the capital
Men's, women's and chil-
drens' hosiery $1.(57
Men's cotton and jersey
gloves. $ .72
"During the consideration
Payne - Aldrich bill." said
j mon necessities. Without quoting from ,-
j democrats, as I could by columns, I j r tar A .
will quote an utterance from the sen a- j f)LEY WANTS
tut 1HJII1 v t.iiuiiaiii, iiiciutr in cl Esit-ft. :i ;
on June 9. 1909. He said: !
" 'We are about to pass a bill at j
this session that will Impose additional
burdens upon the consumers of the j
country. They asked for relief. This j
bill will increase the cost of living in j
every home in the land.'
"That prophecy has been speedily
"As early as November last. I mad?
numerous Inquiries a3 to prices of
"S "ii 3m elaacfraA ever ab4 ovr
RECOUNT OF THE
(Continued on Page Six.)
Jefferson City. Mo.. Fob. 15. Gov-
ernor Hadl-y challenged I'nited States
j Senator Stone today to consent to a
! recount of the ballots cast In the sena-
torial primary election. He said if
! Stone and Folk consent and the re
count fhows S'one was not nominated
j he will appoint Folk as Stone's suc-
Washington, Feb. 15. Following Is a
summary of the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday, taken
from the off! rial records:
SK 'I'K No m natora bfln? prepar
ed to Hlsi'tjss tli ptul KHvliiKx bnnk
bill. Ili.it mensMiro win lalil hmI1i for
l!ifr bulnss . The si-nat" pimsivl thi
hou hill reniifrlna; th- i'inUH enum
erator to 1tic-I'1I' In th-ir reportu ail
tln :! 1 1 1 plaiiKhti'r-'l In the I'nfteiJ
Static and Incorporated an amendment
requiring the collection of otn t ist ten re
iranitnK' naional and utate Irrigation.
A1ionrne at 4 o'clock until today.
IKIt SK After considering the rlvern
nnd hart-em appropriation hill for about
peven hours, the tioue ticceee1 In
lispoe.1n(r of 0 of the 100 pna-cn of that
mMU'irc without mfiklnp any important
chanircji. Speaker Cannon, obtaining
the floor, cave hin approval of the pend
ing bill, incidentally telling the. demo
crat if they should ever come lnt
control of the house they wontd re
alize the necesnlty of providing method
of procedure that will allow them to
transact buslnenn. or elue by lnctnTt
dlnappoint the people who had placed
thetn In the majority. Adjourned until