Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 28, 1910, Page 3, Image 3

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Contrast With "Garfield Poli
cies" Drawn in Closing Ar
gument of Counsel.
Itevenge Sought by Men Disappoint
ed in Own Ambitions- Pepper
and Iirandeis Disagree in
Their Kstimates.
WASHINGTON', May 27. With the
attorneys on one side attacking- Sec
retary Ballinger as a man unfit to be
at the head of the Interior Department
and with the leading attorney on the
other side defending him and denounc
ing his accusers, whom he termed the
"Glavis-Garfield-Plnehot group," the
Ballinger-Plnchot investigating com
mittee listened to summing up again
the case by counsel today. The argu
ments probably will be concluded to
morrow. Brandeis and Pepper told the com
mittee they had produced evidence
wich they said established that Bal
linger was not "vigilant" and "reso
lute" in resisting the aggressiveness of
special interests and that his course
had been characterized by a lack of
fidelity to the public interest.
Ballinger True Conservationist.
Vertrees' reply was that Mr. Ballin
ger was as much of a "conservationist"
a.s anyone, "in a proper sense," but
he did not belong to the "PInchot
brand of 33d degree conservationists
who have gone to seed on conserva
tion." The 'lawyers for the "prosecution"
finished their speeches, but Vertrees
was hardly launched on his argument
when the committee adjourned. He
will conclude tomorrow. Brandeis and
Pepper will make short arguments in
It was his "constant yielding under
pressure" that Brandeis thought most
unfitted Ballinger to carry forward the
broad policies of conservation. Pepper
advanced as the reason "Ballinger should
be Supplanted as Secretary" that during
his regime there "had been no adminis
tration worthy the name, but a series of
acts unwise in themselves, referable to
no principle of action, and a cause of
embarrassment to the President and of
Injury to the public."
Keign of Law Defended.
Vertrees said that Ballinger was to be
Commended; for the so-called "Garfield
policies" he had reversed and contrasted
ex-Secretary Garfield with Ballinger. He
Baid that the former thought that he had
the right to do what he was not specifi
cally prohibited by law from doing, while
Ballinger always was guided by law in
bis official acts.
Defending Ballinger's action in restor
ing waterpower rights withdrawn dur
ing the last days of Garfield's adminis
tration and in subsequently rewithdraw
ing them. Vertrees said that Ballinger
merely carried out the wishes of the
President and that he was fortified in
his construction of the law by the opin
ion of the law officers of the Govern
ment. When the ambitions of Pinchot and
Garfield were shattered, Vertrees said,
"then revenge took the place of good in
tention and : they endeavored to drive
down the man that was doing the thing
he thought was right."
Glavis and Kerby Denounced.
Vertrees indulged in a scathing de
nunciation of Glavis and Kerby, referring
to the latter as "that creature Kerby."
He said Pinchot had testified that he
knew of nothing himself to substantiate
' charges he preferred against Ballinger.
"It remained for this hireling of the
Glavis-Gartield-Gifford Pinchot group to
insinuate and intimate what they did not
dare to charge and could not prove," ex
claimed Vertrees, shaking a finger at
"Right or wrong, a Cabinet officer who
carries out the policies of his chief is
not to be censured before the Nation,"
said the speaker. "Do not misunderstand
me as merely insisting you shall deal
with this matter solely because Mr. Bal
linger was carrying out the judgment of
the President. Not that I say that his
construction of the law was correct; he
is fortified and protected by the law offi
cers of the Government."
Brandeis Defends Kerby.
Brandeis, counsel for Glavia, declared
that Ballinger was not a man to be de
pended on to carry on a broad policy of
conservation. He painted Glavis as "the
ideal public servant," and Pinchot as "a
man of character so high as to be above
suspicion of self-seeking."
He vigorously defended the action of
Frederick M. Kerby in making public
information of the Interior Department.
bearing on the preparation of the Lawler
memorandum and said:
"To criticise Kerby for this act in
volves a total misconception of the na
ture of our Government. The Secretary
of the Interior, the trustee of the pub
lic domain, should have the ability to
stand up against everyone and should
be vigilant.
"Would anyone think of dubbing our
present Secretary. "Stonewall Ballin
ger?' Instead of being unswerving, he
inclines to pressure, inclines to it not
only in acts, but also in statement, be
it written or spoken."
Brandeis accused Ballinger of plan
ning to grant patents in the Cunning
ham cases upon the removal of Glavis.
He declared that the" Secretary had
violated the rules of ethics in "capi
talizing" the knowledge he had ob
tained when Commissioner of the Gen
eral Land Office.
Glavis "Victim of Lawler." .
The speaker said that Glavis was a
victim of Lawler. who had a special
grudge against him. Up to that time
Glavis had uttered no. word of criti
cism of Ballinger or "his other supe
riors. He added:
"But for this investigation Glavis
the ideal public servant, ' competent,
faithful, zealous would have been
permanently condemned and held up
to public disgrace without a hearing
without even knowledge that charges
had been preferred against him. He
needed this investigation to give him
an opportunity to answer the ground
less charges by which the President
was misled."
Pepper said that Pinchot had raised
no question as to the propriety of his
dismissal. He declared that it had
established three points first, that the
course pursued in the Interior Depart
ment had been characterized by a lack
of fidelity to the public Interest; sec
ond, that Ballinger was not merely
officially, but actually, responsible for
the entire series of unhappy events,
and third,- that the President would
never have found himself committed
to an indorsement . of the Secretary
had he not been at critical points suc
cessfully deceived as to the real sig
nificance of what was happening in
the department.
C. P. Connolly Wants $20,000 Dam
ages From Oscar Lawler.
WASHINGTON, May 27. C. P. Con
nolly, a magazine writer, today filed suit
in the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia against Oscar Lawler, Assist
ant Attorney-General for the Interior De
partment, for $20,000 damages because of
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Martin Hawkin, Portland Boy
Who Break Hia Own North
went Record in 120-Yard Hlch
Hardies at Eugene.
a statement made by Mr. Lawler before
the Ballinger-Pinchot investigating com
mittee, May 17.
New Indianapolis Brick Speedway
Proves Fast Track Klncaid
Captures Two Big Events.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 27. Records went
down before the onslaughts of desperate
ly driven cars in today's races on the
motor speedway, and the new course, the
only brick track in the world, justified
ail nopes of its constructors.
In three different classes for American
stock cars records were hammered down.
The greatest victory of the day was the
100-mile race for cars of 301 to 450 cubic
tnches piston displacement, won by Kln
caid in a National in 1:23:43. The pre
vious record set by Chevrolet in a Buick
at Atlanta was 1:24:08.
Ill fortune took this race away from
Dawson, driving a Marmon. He led the
field from the tenth to the 85th mile and
lost the lead by the fouling of a spark
plug and could not regain it. Kincaid,
pounding down the home stretch, barely
escaped crashing into the press stand,
when one of his rear tires ripped oft and
hurled him high in the air. By sheer
strength and nerve he held his car to the
In the five-mile race for cars of the
same class as the 100-mlle event, Kin
caid broke another record, winning over
Dawson and Harroun, both driving Mar
mons, by a tremendous burst of speed in
the home stretch.
His time was 4:05, bettering the for
mer record by- 40 seconds. Harroun had
his inning in the 10-mile event for cars
of 231 to 300 inches displacement. He
won in 8:16, smashing the former record
of 9:03.
Chevrolet, driving a Buick in the five
mile race for the little cars of 161 to 230
Inches displacement, won with a brilliant
dash in 4:41, breaking the previous time
of 6:13.
The withdrawal of all the Buick and
Johnson entries by the technical com
mittee had barred several cars said to
exceed classifications of power, and
threatened the success of the meet, but
after several conferences the Buick own
ers consented to re-enter those of their
cars that met the American Automobile
Association rules as interpreted by the
technical committee. Chevrolet and Bur
man thus were saved to the meet.
Good luck averted any serious acci
dent today. The steering gear of Barney
Oldfleld's Knox broke as he was trying
out his motor before the first event was
called, and he ran to the high edge of the
bank, but stopped safely. The accident
put him out of the raoes today, but he
is expected to be ready for tomorrow's
programme. Fox, driving a Pope-Hartford,
also had a narrow escape when
the steering gear of his car broke and
the car shot into the inner ditch, but
did not turn over.
The feature of tomorrow's card will
be the 200-mile race, which was called off
last year because of death dealing acci
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son, Pullman, second; Henderson. Oregon,
third. Distance. 33 feet 8 Vi Inches.
Poke vault William Oregon, first; Dal
quist, Pullman, second; Monroe. Pullman,
third. Height, 11 feet 101, inches.
Javelin throw W. Neil. Oregon. first;
Anderson. Pullman, second; Kellogg, Ore
gon, third.' Distance. 14S feet.
High Jump Powell and Dalqufst, Pull
man, tied for first; Monroe, Pullman, third.
Height. 5 feet 7 hi inches.
Hammer throw Bailey, Oregon. first;
Kellogg, Oregon, second: Anderson, Pull
man, third. Distance. 136 feet 24 Inches.
Broad Jump Bristow, Oregon. first;
Thompson. Pullman, second: Hawkins. Ore
gon, third. Distance. 22 feet 1-10 inches.
Discus throw Kellogg, Oregon, first;
Dalquist, Pullman, second; Anderson. Pull
man, third. Distance. 116 feet 8 i Inches.
Mile relay run Won by Oregon in
:28 3-5.
Rebeknhs Meet In Milton.
MILTON, Or., May 27. (Special.) .
The district convention of the Re
bekahs convened in Milton today and
was attended by delegates from Oregon
and Washington. A banquet was
served to more than 150 guests in the
banquet hall of Odd Fellows' Temple.1
When the tide is out the table Is et
at Pacific City.-
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En Route to Scale Mount Mc
Kinley, "Explorers Reach
Cape G'ore on Cutter.
Talkeetna to Be Reached by Steamer
June 10, and Party Expects to
Begin Ascent by July 1, If
Weather Is Favorable.
PORT GRAHAM. Alaska. May 8. Nine
hundred miles of heaving. tumbling,
bilious waters! Such was . the path over
which the staunch little cutter Tahoma
brought us from the North end of Van
couver Island to Cape Gore, Alaska.
The Tahoma spent April 29 at Nanaimo,
B. C, coaling. We got away early the
30th and had a delightful run up through
the Straits of Georgia. Our mountain
eers were much interested in the beauti
ful snow-capped peaks on either side of
the strait. Especially one fine mountain
on Vancouver Island attracted our at
tention. It appears to be inaccessible
from all sides.
At 2:30 P. M. we passed through 'Sey
mour Narrows, a narrow strait only
about 400 yards wide, with a dangerous
rock in the center. The passage is safe
only at "slack water." Several vessels
have been lost, the first Government ship
that ever attempted to go through being
one. The revenue cutter Bear was badly
damaged there several years ago.
We anchored for the night at Port
Harvey, B. C. a fine little land-locked
haven. We weighed anchor early May 1.
The straits along here put us in mind
of the scenery of Lake Chelan. The fore
noon's voyage was pleasant and through
smooth waters. Between noon and 1
o'clock we stood out to sea from Triangle
Island, and for three and one-half days
we sailed through gently tossing seas
with low-lying clouds on the horizon. On
the afternoon of May 4 we were inter
ested in seeing several schools of whales.
That night we "lay to" about 50 miles
off Cape Gore. The wireless got into com
munication with several vessels along the
Alaskan Coast. Next morning we sighted
Cape Gore, but the weather soon became
so thick that Captain Quinan decided to
run in to Port Dick and wait for it to
lighten up a bit. We here had our first
sight of Alaskan mountains with the
snow coming right down to the beach. A
brisk wind began to blow off shore, but
we were in a quiet harbor and felt no
effects from it.
Cool and Rojec could not restrain their
enthusiasm and were put ashore. They
tramped several miles through the snow
and came back thoroughly wet and
Next morning we ran to Port Graham
through a driving snow storm and a
blustering sea. As we entered Cooks
Inlet it cleared sufficiently for us to get
a fine' view of the grand old volca
noes Illamna and Redoubt. From Iliam
na we could see small clouds of smoke
floating away into the air. Illamna re
sembles our Oregon and Washington
peaks Baker, perhaps, most of all.
Through our glasses we can see great
crevasses in its sides, and it seems to us
an earnest of Jiie great mountain we are
Port Graham is a fine little harbor with
deep water. The Tahoma dropped an
chor Just before noon. We ate our last
lunch with the hospitable officers and at
3 o'clock were put ashore with all of our
belongings. Captain Quinan and his offi
cers and every member of the crew have
not only done everything in their power
to aid us and make things comfortable
for us, but have also taken great inter
est in the success of the expedition.
Ship's Carpenter Helps.
The ship's carpenter, Mr. Russell, under
direction of the captain, took our river
boat in hand and put it into excellent
trim for its hard battle with the river.
In countless , other ways did these men
win our gratitude.
J. W. Alley, who keeps a general mer
chandise, has made us at home
in his large tents and is furnishing us
with the best that the land affords. We
probably shall be here 10 days.
The river steamer Alice is here and will
leave in 10 days or two weeks for the
Susitna River for her Summer's run. This
boat will take us to Talkeetna, at the
mouth of Chulitna River. Up the Chu
litna we shall proceed with our boat to
Ruth Glacier, a distance of perhaps 20
miles. . We shall reach Talkeetna pos
sibly about June 10, leaving 20 days in
which to cover the remaining 40 miles
to the mountain, from where the ascent
will begin July 1, if weather conditions
The Alaska- Commercial Company has
a station here in charge of Mr. Beidler,
who is doing all in his power to aid the
expedition. ,
There is also a village of natives, who
catch villainous-looking fish in the hay,
and dig monstrous clams from the mud
when the tide is out. The expedition has
already had its feast of clams, and we
find eggs more numerous than in Port
land. Our boat was tried out today and found
satisfactory. Men familiar with the
Susitna River say that it will do the work
cut out for it.
So here we are, waiting for the ice to
go out of the Susitna River so that we
may proceed upon the next stage of our
great undertaking.
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demands of the section most vitally con
cerned over the proper use and develop
ment of the remaining natural resources.
Land Laws Stumbling Block.
But there has never been a time since
Congress convered when any serious at
tempt was made to get the Western dele
gations) together. There are diverse views
among these Senators and Representa
tives as regards the public land laws.
Some hold that the present laws are ade
quate; others would go the extreme ad
vocated by Pinchot, but the ' majority
would favor various forms of compro
mise. Yet no compromise was attempted;
each man acted for himself, and when
the West came forward with a great
diversity of opinions, the East felt it
could not undertake to follow the West,
and determined to follow Pinchot, who,
while a theorist, had a plan which he
was able to present in a seemingly
logical way, and that was more than the
West ever attempted.
No Substitutes Offered.
The consequence was that the West,
out of self-protection, was forced to rise
as) a body against the Eastern pro
gramme framed hy Pinchot, while having
no substitute to propose, and the result
is that' most all conservation bills are to
be smothered in committee, and nothing
but the withdrawal bill go through. The
East, tired of waiting on the West, de
cided to legislate theoretically, and the
West, in its dilemma, was forced to
kill off the conservation bills in com
mittee, knowing they would pass by the
overwhelming Eastern vote if allowed
to come up for consideration.
The result .of the session's work will
prove unsatisfactory to the West, for the
West has gained nothing and lost much.
The Bast will be content, for it will have
succeeded in at least sewing up the nat
ural resources under the withdrawal bill
and thus preventing further speculation.
That this sewing-up process will retard
development in the West is of no concern
to the East.
Compromise Not Sought.
This unfortunate outcome could have
been avoided had the Western Senators
and Congressmen come together and com
promised their views, as they did some
years ago when they forced the passage
of the National reclamation law. But
they neither compromised nor sought to
compromise. Instead, a few radicals like
Mondell of Wyoming have opposed
everything the President sought in the
way of land law reform and have created
the deep-rooted impression in the Eastern
mind that the West is opposed to all
sorts of conservation. These radicals,
who do not represent the prevailing senti
ment of the West, have done more to in
jure the interests of the Western country
than all others combined, for they have
blocked any compromise among Western
men, have arrayed the East solidly
against the West and have arrayed them
selves against the Administration.
Mondell Too Radical.
Representative Mondell of Wyoming has
done more than any other one man to
prevent the enactment of a sensible con
servation or land law reform programme.
At the opening of the session he refused
to introduce the bills drawn by Secretary
Ballinger and sent to him with approval
by . President Taft. Later, when those
bills were introduced by others and were
referred to his committee, he refused to
allow them to be considered and made it
impossible for the committee to amend
and report them. Nor did he propose
substitutes In accord with his own views.
Then Mondell made a speech in the House
assailing conservation in general, arousing
still further the men of the East who
wanted action and stirred up a mess of
which he has not yet heard the last. He
was in time forced to bring up the bill
authorizing the withdrawal of public
lands, and when he did so the theorists
got control of the House and forced tho,
measure through in a form which will not
be approved by the West. 1'et this could
have all been avoided had Mondell
brought the bill up voluntarily early in
the session, and had the Went exhibited
the good sense to compromise its opin
ions and unite on a plan which would be
generally acceptable. Had that been done
a. reasonable withdrawal could unques
tionably have been passed, provided feel
ing had not been aroused by Mondell and
a few other radicals.
Compromise Must Be Made.
After the East showed its determination
to force the West to accept Plnchotism in
place of practical conservation, it was
necessary for the public lands committee
to close the doors and hold back all other
Administration bills, for should they be
turned loose the. aroused East would have
amended them at will and the West
would have suffered still more. But here
again this disastrous situation could have
been avoided had the Western men dis
played normal intelligence and agreed
among themselves on a plan of action,
and then pushed their plan through.
The West will be obliged to meet this
situation sooner or later; it cannot per
mit its resources to be tied up indefinitely
In withdrawals, as is sure to be done. It
must compromise its differences and take
the lead in the fight for sensible land
laws. When it does, and when it sup
presses the radicals who maintain that
the present laws are good enough, it will
get most of the reforms it advocates. But
so long as it refuses to compromise and
to unite, and) so long as it allows the im
pression to hold that Mondell typifies the
West, so long will it labor under its pres
ent handicap. Unfortunately, the next
session will be short, but even then much
may be accomplished if the Western ele
ment in both Houses exhibits normal in
telligence. In the absence of agreement,
unlimited withdrawals will remain in
force, or else the country must turn to
and accept Pinchotism.
Widow of Auto Victim Gets $50 00.
OLTMPIA, Wash., May 27. Judgment
for J5000 damages for the death of her
husband was affirmed by the Supreme
Court today in favor of Mrs. Nellie
Buckles against' John W. Reynolds, of
Ohehalls. The woman's husband met his
death under Reynolds' automobile at
Chehalis, and the widow sued for $25,000.
Your Blood N
Needs purifying and your whole sys
tem renovating in the Spring, as pim
ples, boils, eruptions, dull headaches,
dyspeptic troubles, loss of appetite and
that tired feeling annually prove.
The most effective and successful
medicine for the complete purification
of the blood and the complete renova
tion of the system, is Hood's Sarsapa
rllla. It will make you feel better, look
better, eat and sleep better.
"I felt so tired and weak I could
hardly do the lightest work about my
house. I began taking Hood's Sarsa
parllla and soon felt well. I think it
is an excellent medicine." Mrs. B. H.
Edmonds, White Plains, N. T.
There is no real substitute for
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Get it today. In liquid form or choc
olated tablets called Sarsatabs.
A celebrated New York Aurist has
been selected to demonstrate to deaf
people that deafness is a disease and
can be cured rapidly and easily in your
own home.
He proposes to prove this by sending
to any person having trouble with
their ears a trial treatment of this new
method absolutely free. We advise all
people who have trouble with their ears
to immediately address Dr. Edward
Gardner. Suite 952, No. 40 West Thirty
third street. New York City, and they
will receive by return mall, absolutely
free, a Trial Treatment.
Allen's Foot-Ease, the antiseptic powder. It
cure painfuL smarting-, nervous feet, and
instantly takes tho atlnfr out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort dis
covery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight or. new shoes feel easy. It is a cer
tain cure for sweating, callous, swollen,
tired, aching: feet. Always use it to Break
in New shoes. Try It today. Sold every
where. By mail for 25 cents in stamps.
Don't accept any substitute. For FKEE
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In This Great Cloak Department Sale
Every Garment Is Reduced
You not only get the benefit of big reductions but also the
choice of the finest assortment of women's apparel in the
city of Portland. -
We wish to impress upon you most forcibly the fact that
these great reductions are made on this season's garments.
Every Suit, Waist, Dress, Coat, Skirt and Sweater Reduced
Girls' and Misses Wash Dresses Reduced
Our $3 Hats Are Wonders
When you are shopping today walk through our Millinery Department and see the immense
display of these $3 hats. You will agree with us that these hats are a revelation at this price.
The time for shade hats is approaching. Large Summer Hats, heavily trimmed with flowers in
a dozen different pretty, striking shapes. Bird's nest straw. Cuba and Milan shapes are in abun
dance in this assortment. Black, burnt and every Spring shade that will harmonize with Summer
gowns are on sale. In addition to the big display in our department we have two windows with
an exhibit of these hats.
All season we have been lower than any other store in Portland on Milan untrimmed hats. We
have had virtually no competition on them, neither have we had any competition on our un
trimmed Cuban shapes at $1. Now we come forward with this great $3 Trimmed Sale for
today. If the other two specials were beyond the reach of competition this surely is.
Our entire sales force in the millinery department is the same as during Easter Week,
a proof positive that we are tke only busy Millinery store in Portland.
FLAGS $2.00 Trefousse Gloves at 97c
Buy your flags now for
Decoration Day and for the
Rose Carnival. Prices are
very low. -
Size 10 by 15 21
Size 20 by 39 79
Muslin flags mounted on
sticks, come in all sizes.
Prices per dozen 2c up.
Size 5J, per dozen. 16
Size 6, per dozen. 21
Size 7, per dozen. 29
Size 8, per dozen. 49
Size 11, each. ..15
U. S. Standard wool bunt
ing flags made from the best
quality wool bunting, fast
Size 2 by 3 feet.Sl.lO
Size 3 by 5 feet. $1.85
Size 4 by 6 feet.S2.50
Size 6 by 9feet.$4.00
Size 6 by 12 feet.$6.00
Size 8 by 12 feet . $ 7.20
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Best grade real French
Trefousse Kid Gloves and
other makes in black,
white, tan, brown, gray,
navy, green and mode.
Paris point stitching.
These gloves are worth
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1 6-Button Length
Silk Gloves
Regular Price $1.00
2000 pairs of long, full-length silk
Gloves. They are of the finest tricot
silk. They come in black, white,
gray and leather shades. In all
sizes. Bargains.
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