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THE NEW YORK TIMES. TUESDAY. JUNE 27. 1911. aA the h u against the whole agreement wtt Canada. Vm Fedleete Deaoaaoe Hewer a per. Senator La rol!eM criticised the nw-fx per df th country on th (round that thr had im4 the reciprocity measure a A Bmbi of getting relief from the op pressive charges of the print paper roenu-, favorer. He said they had Joined with the "packer, the railroad. Die flour niiiu era." end other who would obtain advantage through the pesaag of the bill. 'For my part.' he continued. I hell iUnl for a proportion which will rive to the ueere of priat paper a free product Hut I contend they ere not fairly entitled to that et the secriflc of anr other Industry or great clas of people, I em sorry tbey ehoiild have Joined to eerrUlce the agricultural interests In thl bllL " Tbet I the Msckeet page In the n-pepor hiatory of the United Htate.' d Creator La Kollette. " I rearet that th fact must become part of the hiatory of thl legislation. Hut It Is a stubborn fart. There U on who followed the Beer-Ing before the Finance Committee but know that thoee who favored the Canadian agreement were riven arret space; hut when the agricultural Intei-eats came bfor the committee. making a showing of the Injury they would 1tr a showing which I oonnlder the mort Important mad before the committee the new filled but tneagr space in the great newspaper of h country.'" " I want to Interrupt the Bentor, Mid Senator "tone, slao a member of the Finance I'oromlttee. "not to defend the newspaper, but beeaoee I think pie ' abatement I not nuit Justified by the facte. It wa charged that the Assocl-ated Pre. for example, had irlven .great epare to the re-reriprocity literature and o the pro-reciprocity contention, which the newspaper had greedily accepted and widely exploited. '- " The fact, developed, how, I understand them, that far more spare wee riven the ntl-riwlproclty argument by the Aorleted Press and by the newe-raner of the country then wil given by either the one or the other In favor of reciprocity. I wleh elmply to put thJ tatement renreaerHlng my J'"0" nf the fac's against the tatement of the opinion of the Senator from V Im"1" as to the facts, ao that hi tatement may not go unchallenged " Kenator l.a Kollette expressed the belief lhat other member of the Finance Committee would aid with him In the enntrovernv. . Senator ClarP of Minnesota opposed the nec,.ror1ty bill a a " "?I','"nt- i' L' : Ion. an1 a snare." nd said the Root amendment would but make Jf or""-S-nrtnr 8 tnmon.. Democrat, declared me bill wa not a Democratic meaaure. OLYMPIC PREPARING TO SAIL Mayor, Lunching Aboard, DlacuMee Pier Extension with Mr. lamay. A double force of men will to-day fin-lah groom I nn the giant White Btar liner Olympic for n-r flmt voyag from thl port, fcho will all at 8 I M. to-morrow. It a Kld lat night at the White Ktar Lin plr that ahe would probably finish collng by thl morning. The Olympic will carry out on her first departure one of the largest passenger lima to leave trla port In month, and the largfht cailn llet on record. Thcr are bookd ti depart on her first bln. WO second tabln. and uteer- ge pasKongera. Tuo hue yesterday refused to give out an advance Hat of cabin paxaengeia. The sealing rapacity of the saloon on the OIinplo ta MS person at one time. When the sule of cabin thkets last week Wjtan to- mount up to 7iH) the company afflcluls feared that all could not be ffid In tie first cabin saloon. So they lowered he rate, agreeing to give purchaser t ticket a $i3 discount provided aui h ticki-t holder ate In the " a la carte" rekiaurant during the voyage. Those ho have received the discount will eat inly twice a day If they want to get through on the fU5 saved in the purchase of tickets. j It 1 esMmatil th.it Uie Olympic passenger mill pay between jno.000 and .'10,ui0 for their accommodation. Of thl amount probably $UKiO la contributed by the steerage. ., Tesierday waa not a regular Inspection day abooid the big liner, but It 1 estimated nevertheless that fully 3,000 person visited her. The day was set apart to allow Intending passenger and their friends in go aboard. Three thousand passes were Issued, and It 1 said that erry one of them wsa used. It 1 calculated t!mt during Friday and Satur-dity, when an admission fee of 60 cent was charged, lrt,liO person passed up and down the gangplank of the Olympic. A record In thl respect Is held by the North tlermun Lloyd, for In 17. during the four ,iayj thnt the Kaiser W'llhelm der (in Mine waa t-pen tor inspection, 48.0U0 person visited tier. , There was a luncheon party yesterday nn board the Olympic. J. B. Ismay, the V'rfsltlcnt of the International Marine Company, and P. A. 8. Franklin, the Vica lTf eklcnt. entertained Mayor Uavnor. Kobert Adameon, hia secretary; Iocl( 'mimleliiier i'alvln Tomklns, State Kit' glne.er Kenoel, K. A. O, Smith, and aeveral nietiiber of the New Jersey Riparian t'onimlMion. After the luncheon the fiorty Inhpected the vessel. They exam-nel also the temporary pier extension which waa built to commodnt the Olympic and her sinter Titanic. At the office of the While Star Line. It was said that the leathering was entirely unofficial. Following the visit of Mr. Ismay und the company officials to Mon-t-iuk, the mm-tln on the Olympic, It was oteii. was arranged for the purpose of ptii nutting thoe present to exchange their view regarding the extension of the pleja to meet changed conditions. The p4ru.lt under which the present extrusion of l he White Star Line piers was . aitiictloned bv the War IcpHrtment i limited to eighteen month,and the ier-inlsblun can te rescinded at any time. Mr. Istnay nl Mr. Franklin desire that (ermanent facilities be provided for berth-ina the big liners at New York, and dur-Irg the few days of hi stay on this aid Mr. Ismay wished to meet the men Interested In the subject and to look over the ground. FLY TO CALL 0N ROOSEVELT. Sopwlth and a Passenger Make Air 'Trip to Oyster Bay, but Do Not Land. Vriaf Tk Stw Vert Ttmit. NASSAU HOC LEVA HD, L. I.. June M. Tom Sopalth. the English aviator, and lr. Bterrltt, hi manager, took an air 1 trip to Oyater Bay thl morning to pay a call on th Rodeevelta. All day long a heavy sea of fog had been drifting In from th ocean to meet a low hanging ank of cloud, and It waa through this ll of mist that tha'tao men flew. They started out In good time, dropped a letter In a cigar box Into Timothy L. Woodruffa front yard, and passed over Mlneola, East Willlston. and Roalyn. High on a hill, a structure which looked te the airmen like a marble palace surrounded by beautiful gardens, attracted their attention. They learned, oa Inquiring later, that It waa th home of Clarence II. Mackay. Over thla Ihey sailed, some times disappearing for long dirtancea Into the clouds and coming out again to get their bearing. They skirted Hempstead Ray and oon found themselves over Oyster Bay. They peered down, looking for the Roose velt house. It waa learned afterward that the Rnoaevelts saw them plainly. but tf Indlng no favorable spot to land, gopwlth turned back, landing on th lat teeing ground of the tiarden City Oolf t'iub. They left th aeroplane, dropped In at th Garden City Hotel for luncheon, and then cam back to th field of th New -York Aero CJub here, v In th afternoon Mr. PoDwIth took a rmmber of people for a flight, fnvludlng ank K. Douhleday. th publisher; Mrs, Tlmothv Woodruff, who went with him to Hefmont Park and 1 back: Harry Toughton of Philadelphia, and Thi Tim tea's correspondent. On th letter's return Mr. Woodruff rushed up to the biplane, conspicuously armed with a pad and pencil, demanding a description of th senaatlon encountered. Me waa referred for -details to. his own interview or a few days ago. Capt. Thomaa 8. Baldwin and Tod Hhriver furnished a feature of the afternoon by racing ever from their field . at Mlneola. Capt. Baldwin made the trip In 3 minute and Ehrlver In 2:fW. All cf t'apt. Baldwin's pupil were out working tills after own. ALASKA COAL FIGHT GOES MOT'S WAY Cunningham Claims on Which H OppoecT Ballinger, Thrown Out by Land Office. MILLIONS WERE INVOLVED The Gugganhalm-Morgan Syndicate Planned to Control Valuable Mine Decision Political, Says Retired Bellinger. Sptetat U Tin Srm Ytrk Timet. WASHINGTON. Jun 2. Announcement waa mad at the Interior Department to-day that the famoua Cunningham coal claim tn Alaska had been " held for cancellation." That mean that the official of tn General Land Office have found against the claimant on th charge that the entrie were made In violation of the coal land law and that the en try men lose th claim and what has been apent on them. There are thlrty-thre claim to fi.230 acrea covering deposit of some of the finest coal In the world. Their value la estimated a running Into million of dollar. Fred Dennett. Commissioner of th General Land Office, who make the decialon, flnda again! the claimant at every point., nd Secretary Fisher, the only man to whom appeal en th? facta Ilea, writea a note saying that he concur la the decision, showing that appeal la useless. The matter may be taken te the court, but only upon points of law. This I about the end of the moat spectacular controversy of the Taft Administration. It waa on these Cunningham coal claims that the Bellinger-Plnchot controvery arose, which resulted in th loss of hi place in the Cabinet by Secretary Ballinger. th dismissal of Glf-ford Plnchot from the post of Chief of th Bureau of Forestry, and the dlsml-al or resignation of aeveral other Government officials of more or less high rank. Fight Betas Two Tear Ago. It Is nearly two year since the controversy broke out. through the support given by Mr. Plnchot to Louis R. Glavis, a 8 pec la I Agent of the Land Office, who had become auspicious of the Cunningham claims and who asserted that Secretary lfulllnger and the Land Office au thorities were endeavoring to facilitate i i, I the patenting of the land involved. developed through the Glavis charges that no interest in their individual value, and n arrangement had been made between (except perhaps Baker) sought no Infor-, , . . ,, i mat Ion of their respective locations. The the Cunningham claimants and the Mor- fe,d Jolntly acquired by all of them and gan-Uuggenhelm syndicate of New loric whereby the syndicate was to take over the coal land after patents had been issued and to operate the mine in conjunction with the Bering River Railroad, which It waa building. It was this fact chiefly which gave Impetus to the hue end cry which was raised at once. The charge was made that the Administration, especially Secretary Ballinger, were seeking to turn over the enormously valuable coal deioslts in this district tO the Morgan-Guggenheim syndicate. President Taft upheld what Mr. Ballinger had done and dismissed Glavis for his conduct. Plnchot and his chief aids went afterward. The whole matter waa taken up by a Joint Congressional Committee, In which the accusations were repeated and In which President Taft and Attorney General Wlckersham were made the subject of unpleasant revelations. It was shown that a memorandum draft which waa the basts of Mr. Taft'a opinion exonerating Secretary Ballinger waa written by one of Hallinger'a closest aids. It was also charged that an opinion by Mr. Wickers-ham upholding Bellinger, written in November, had been dated In September to make it appear that tne Attorney uen mt 1 had pasaed on the case before Mr. ! Taft gave his verdlrt. The committee f eventually Qivioeu, tne uemocraia ana insurgent Republican denouncing Bal- linger and the regular .Republican exonerating him. The result of the controversy hss been that practically all development of natural resources In Alaska has been held up. The people of that Territory have been loud In their clamor for action by the Government which would enable them to get some use of their resources, and constant effort has been made to obtain legislation remedying the situation. At the long eession of Congress a year and a half ago the Administration submitted nine bills dealing with the various phase of the conservation movement, and some of them covering particularly Alaska. There waa also Introduced a bill providing a general scheme for the government of Alaska. With the exception of a single measure, the bills were all defeated. That one authorised the President to withdraw lands from entry, and under It he has withdrawn the Alaskan land, so that nothing Is now available up there In the way of coal deposits. Accompanying the announcement of the decision of Commissioner Dennett was a statement by Secretary Fisher in which hope Is held out to some of the claimants for other coal lands In Alaska that their patents may be Issued. The Secretary says mat an otner cases win be pusned to com pletion as fast as may be. and that sucn as are found entitled to their patent will receive them. Deelsloa et Ceessalaaloaer Deaaett. Commissioner Dennett, In hi decialon holding the claim for cancellation on th ground of fraud, declare that each of the thirty-three entrie waa Improperly allowed because fatal defects were apparent on thetr face. He asserts that the Government conclusively established the charges that an agreement existed among the claimants in violation of law. Reference la mad In complimentary fashion to the work of Glavis In prosecuting th Government's case agalnat th Cunningham claimant. He also refer t length to th negotiation between Cunningham and representative of the Guggenheim, who were shown at th Balllnger-Plnchot hearing to hav taken an option on these coal landa, which were to hav been worked In connection with th other extenaiv Guggenheim Interest In Alaska. Among th Cunningham claimant are a number of th prominent men of th Northwest. Mr. Hennett refer to them aa having had sufficient means to carry forward extensive coal operation la Alaska. They were Interested tn the Alaskan situation In 1WJ by Clarence Cunningham, who made the various fil ings and conducted most of th negotla tlona It la nolnted out that the clalma 1 once wer clear-listed for patent, but aiaw v ivw WW W v , aW IVUUVOk of Glavis. ' " Thar seems to be no doubt." said Commissioner Dennett In his decision, "that tn th beginning the participant war ' subscribers ' for ' Joint Interests ' and not owner of ' separata clalma,' and that the substantial character of th transaction never changed. In 1903 they were still co-owners ' of a single property, although In order to acquire It each particular claim had been allotted to a particular Individual and bad been entered by him in hia name." Aarreesaeat with the Gaggeahelsaa. The original agreement with the Guggenheim contemplated th formation of a corporation as soon a the title were obtained. Thl plan would have given th Guggenheim th light to mine the coal on a royalty beala. They also were to build a railroad from the mines to the coast. "The fact." -says Mr. Dennett, "that It waa represented to the Guggenheim that there were thirty-three independent claimants to be reckoned with tn no wise strengthens the defense, it ia not to be supposed that any sana men reprw antlnc these entry men aa a commute wouia suggeet 10 a prospective purchaser gal and the aeveral entries subject to ger'a administration of the Department loIf''ut- ... , . of the Interior In' the CongressnaiU ir.- - That aH th work so far done wsa , ,u .. paid for from th common fund 1 not 0.ulry. to-tay made the following tte-denied. It to admitted by the claimants- ment in regard to the Alaska coal lauds and fratkly stated tn the.brtef of tfteir jeclolon- tounseL that ona claim of VH acres cat-. ... aot be profitably worked, that sometime ' The people have won a jrcat victory and aomerow the claims must be oper-. The cancellation of the Cunningham ated together I It r'a"b'.00: rltlm. completes tl.e struggle wbU-h 1-m is pus that DUHlnena nen wouia agree fhe common investment of their money, .al. ""d.Jn J wiin me u n.i r r i .i u . i ' t ' ? ' ' " " , ' " " claims snould. be operated, separately, or with no understanding witn respect tnere- to Would they coniwnt to. Tndnwney Jointly where there waa to be no common . r.?f,- - r im ae.' . r. couia woi do tTrtv" wouW n,en conIed by the tlee of blood have .fJ'J" featlng the primary purpose and ecntlal t'!,T,cl,v!m",ifattI KhiiS iZ' P'rtt of the Uw, the eplritand purp,e lo fe'.dJ. "".a.Zh euthSd invent mor.opoiy -nobtain con.retltlv. eiated aa Dartnerw atnee their youth and had grown rich together have agreed to the placing of their clalma at remote dla-Unces from each othert If each claimant was to receive a single tract and no Interest In any other, would Cunnina:-ham have located th great majority of the men who first went Into the schema and made It ucces possible on the timber claims of th southern tier, clalma which possessed but little value as compared with the others? " If there waa no prior agreement, would Clarence Cunningham In April. 1t7. before many of the certlflcatee were Issued, have entered Into negotiations with the Guggenheim looking to th disposition of the combined properties T Con no a Baal mt the Clalsna. "The amounta contributed by the aeveral entrymen were substantially the same. If It was not understood there waa to be a common profit, would the aixteen upon wjiose claims nothing whatever waa done have permitted the use of their fund for the development of the other claim, and would thirty-two of them have suffered their Joint fund to be expended In driving th ' expenalve tunnel on one claim? "A further discussion of the facta la not necessary. They - speak for themselves, and peak plainly. There waa not at any time a lngle act performed ths connected any claimant wtth the precise tract he claimed to locate. There was not a dollar spent by any locator Individually or by agent on the land he entered, hut every act done and each dollar disbursed were for the purpose of determining whether the field as a whole contained workable deposits of coal. " Prior to the hearing eighteen of the claimants admitted, under the solemn sanction of an oath, that they proceeded from the beginning with the understanding that when the patents were secured they would form a company for the development of property. " The plan from the outset was to ac- Sulre a coalfield at Joint expense to be eveloped tor the common benefit. There was not at any time a departure from this original compact save the substitution of the salary to Cunningham for the one-eighth Interest he Intended to secure In the several claims. " Carrying into effect the purpose of acquiring this coalfield for the common use and benefit of the members of the association, claims were located and entries made in the names of Individuals, but the making of these location and entries tn the manner indicated were but Incidents in the transaction, but means to an end. and the names of Vie individuals were ueed onlv to effect a colorable compliance with the law. They exercised no choice explored at the common expense was the only object oi tneir soucituue. Secretary Klaher'a Coanmeat. In announcing the decision Secretary Fisher said: " This Is a final decision of the Cunningham claims so far as the Department of the Interior Is concerned. Any further proceedings will be merely formal for the purpose of perfecting the record In case the claimants thlok there are questions of law which theyegire to present to the courts. It Is mnderstandlng that It I conceded that the finding upon the facta by the department are conclusive. " It is the Intention of the department to proceed at once to a final determination of all the remaining Alaskan coal claims so far as this can properly be done, denying those that should be denied and granting those that should be granted aa rapidly aa possible. " I do not believe the present law applicable to coal landa in Alaska are wise or practicable laws. Nevertheless their provision, must be enforced, first, because : iney are tne law, ana. second. Decause , they afford the only protection to the public welfare against the abuses of monopoly and unrestricted private ex- filoltation. I sincerely trust that these aws will be modified at the next session of Congress so as to permit the development of the Alaskan coal fields under provisions that will more adequately pro tect and promote the public interests If however, there are claims now pending rwkndlmr which, under the existing law, are entitled to patent. I see no Justification for not taking action upon them as promptly a the department can be assured that it 1 tn possession of the fact upon which uch action must ultimately be taken." PINCH0T H10HLYPLEASED. Says Decision Proves That Anti-Ad-ministration Fight Wag Necessary. Glfford Plnchot. who was In New York. w" greatly pleased yesterday over th decision of Commissioner Dennett of the General Land Office in dismissing the Cunningham clalma It was Mr. Pin- chot's Insistence that these claims were fraudulent which cost him the post of Chief Forester. "The cancellation of the claims," he said. "Is proof, given by th Adminis tration Itself, that the fight made agalnat It to prevent coal monopoly in Alaska was not only successful, but necessary and right This victory Insures the cancellation of multitudes of other fraudulent claims in Alaska. I " If the fight had not been made, the Cunningham clalma would hav been patented long ago. and by this time coal monopoly In Alaska would have been an assured fact. Th vigorous attempts made during the Investigation by counsel for the Interior Department to show that the clalma were valid leavee little doubt !!lat 5yi w?u,d. hY Patented had the Ad ministration been allowed to pro- "6ur fight, however, la not yet fully won. It la tlll possible that a secret order of last October, by which President Taft opened the harbor front of Controller Bay. th natural outlet for th coaL to acquisition by special interest, may result In coal monopoly through monopoly of transportation. x " Now that the claims are canceled, the on Imperative need for Alaska is an hon-eat coal land law, opening th coal to Immediate development under lease from the Government. The passage of such a Jaw was prevented at th last session by Congress by th failure of the Public Landa Committee of House and Benat to report bill honestly In the public interest. I ee no reason why th passage of a coal-leasing law should await th next wu ui i.ungreaa. n ought to b passed at once." CRITICISED BY BALLINGER. Decision Political, Not Jadlcial, Dc- dares the Former Secretary. SEATTLE. Wash, June 28 Richard A. Ballinger, ex-Secretary of the Interior, gave out this statement to-day: Many persons seem to be laboring under the erroneous Impression that the recent decision of the Commissioner of th General Land Office, in canceling the Cunnlngnam claims, la a reversal of my official relation to these claims. " Mince 1U07, when 1 waa Commissioner of the General Land Office, these clalma have been atanding on my order of rein vestigation. As Secretary cf the Inte rior 1 took no action respecting theae clalma aa they were under the control of Commissioner Dennett. " As to the present decision. X am of the firm belief that there Is no evidence that a court of Justice would hold suffi cient te warrant tn eeniai or the patents. In other words, the decision of the Commissioner la political and not Judicial." . PEOPLE WIN, SAYSBRANDE1S. Thinks Many Hundred Other Claims Will Be Canceled. Sfeiat:w Tae A'rw Yjrk Times. " BOSTON. June 2. Louis D. Brendei. R r.larlm niffitrd - Plnchot. Collier . i i . "a U&r?l&DriVt-a Revolver in the Street good, waged for the people. The decision . I canceling the thirty-three Cunningham .uinu m umtnirrthllr nrv a i r-e- dMlt for the cancnat,on of many hnn- cMma 0( 8Imll4r charactrr hlcti wer flld prlfp to the ordep of prudent Roosevelt withdrawing ail coal landa from entry -The evtdence snowed that Irom the "'"r - T"". development oi tne xsation resource. TAFT INVOLVED IN QUARREL. Hia Exoneration of Ballinger Sub-' " Jected to Attacks at Inquiry. The famoua Balllnger-Plnchot controversy, which began In Oie Spring of 1908, has furnished political sensation for two year. It contributed one of the reasons. If aot. the mala one. for the " break " between President Taft and ex-Prealdent Roosevelt shortly after the latter return from Africa. When the controversy wa i at tta height and Glfford Plnchot, who! had been removed as Chief of the Bureau of Forestry for .Insubordination, went to Europe to meet Mr. Roosevelt, he represented that President Taft, Secretary Ballinger. and others were In a conspiracy to undermine the " Roosevelt policies " with the people. Mr. Roosevelt stood by Mr. Plnchot. Louis R. Glavis. as a special agent of the General Land Office at Seattle, started the controversy by. charging that the Cunningham claim were fraudulent. He by the Land Office and interested Mr. Plnchot The result waa a series of at tack on Secretary Richard Ballinger. President Taft attempted to offset these by a statement upholding his Secretary and dismissing Mr. Glavis. This action merely made the attacks more bitter. Mr. Ballinger demanded and got an lnvestl- J ration of the whole controversy bv a olnt Congressional committee. A letter written by Mr. Plnchot to this committee caused his dismissal by Mr. Taft for Insubordination, and several of his assistant also went It was charged that Attorney General Wlckersham wrote an opinion upholding Mr. Ballinger for the President In November, and gave It out under date of Sept 11. In order to make the committee believe that he had given full attention to the case before the President put forth his decision of Sept 13. The Investigating committee brought In two reports, the minority, last September, condemning Mr. Ballinger. and a majority report three months later, which declared that the charges against him were groundless. The controversy seemed to be closed on March 7 last when Mr. Ballinger'a resignation, dated Jan. 19, was accepted by President Taft and. Walter L. Fisher, one of Mr. Pinchot'a stanchest supporters In the matter of conservation of natural resources. nd Vice President of the National Cor nervation Association, was appointed It his place. THIRD WEALTHY MAN SOUGHT AS SMUGGLER Coatlnaed from Page 1. the Deputy Surveyor was determined to have the entire business fully aired. Mr. Parr's charge will implicate not only Allen and Collins but a number of men In the customs service, who, he believes, received bribe of $100 each or more when the flfiO.OOO worth of Jewelry was brought In. The number of Customs men Implicated Is not yet known, and may be anything from two to a dosen. One Let Worth 91,000,000 Brought la. He declares that in a single Instance i...l v.l.,d at 1 OOOOOO was broucht ' ' t . 1 . throueh I the innuence of the weir x oncer . wno was , able to have certain customs officers on j duty at the piers when the ships docked, i " The Jenkins case." he said. "" i small matter, compared to things tnat ( will'be brought out In this Investigation. . When the n peari w. vu,... ... t was a credit transaction. Tlf-j, Paris It was fany's there inre m A"V',,f v," Ai 7n". 1 JHr.? M:in. tiS " Itsnmentnere inquiring aouu. creaii. iney mu. r r.'T. Ferns added. " among our operatives both and this Pleffclm . mhuche aSd ' here and ia Chicago, I wish to deny em-srave Mrs. Jenkins carte Dlancne, ana r,hi-9iiir k . n 1 she mad many purchases. When he re- j sne maae man ure..a. " , turned to this country he went to Tif-1 fany's and paid for the necklace and .rthTbk.lof prand1 knoS 1 rh?w?sabrs& bnerhc'om w ,r.Z n"V."2 7"' " The Career f Mrs. Jeakln. Mr. Parr said he believed the robbery at the Hotel Lorraine, when Jewelry worth $300,000 was taken from Mrs. Jenkins's room, waa not the work of professional thieves, but waa done by detectives. This Jewelry, which was afterward recovered by Mrs. Jenkins, has not been seized for the reason that most of It did not come from abroad, but was purchased at Tiffany's In New York and Spauld-lng'a in Chicago. - He said that many of the stories that have been printed about Mrs. Jenkins were untrue, and that she denied having any affair with others than Mr. Allen. - Her maiden name," he said. " was Helen Puld. At the age of 14 or 13 she married a man named Dwelle, and went to live In Detroit. For some time they were happy, but her husband left her and went to New Orleana. after which, I understand, she obtained a divorce. After he met Mr. Allen, she savs. he trans ferred to her stock of tne soutnern coal Company to the amount of $81,000, and I understand that thla transaction Is recorded on the company' books. Later, she says, he Induced her to turn the stock over to him and wtth some Jewelry It waa placed In a safe deposit vault In Chicago to which both had access. She says it has disappeared, and that ahe baa re tained counsel to sue mm for its return. He made an offer, she says, to return the stock, pay her a lump sum of $50,-000. and give ber a monthly allowance. Neentiationa. however, leu tnrougn. " The way In which she came to take the name of Mrs. Jenkins waa this: Mr. Collin was a friend of ber family, and had been reading a book which told of th adventure of th 'Widow Jenkins.' A eh had been divorced from Dwelle he began calling her facetiously the ' Widow Jenkins.' and under that name ahe was first introduced to Mr. Allen. " I do not believe that Mr. Jenkin la uch a schemer aa ha been charged, or that she had been trying to blackmail Mr. Allen. Thl theory Is based on th erroneous assumption that she waa the original Informer In the case. Ton must remember that she Is only 21 years old at the present time." Mr. Par Series!? Affected. . , Mr. Parr was positive last night that the man who called up his house on the telephone a few days ago and told Mrs. Parr such scandalous stories of his connection with the affair that she became hysterical and fell Into a collapse, with the result that an expected child was born dead, was one of the detectives employed by Mr. Allen. He attributes the blackmail stones to tne same source. "These people." he said, "are ao low and contemptible that It la hardly worth while to discus anything that they may aay. I am sure that they are the parties concerned, because the same allegations they made to my wife they had previously made to Collector Loeb and Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh." Robert J. Ferns, local manager of the Mooney A Boland Detective Agency, confirmed the story of the return of the pearl necklace to Europe after it had been placed In the safe of Jules 8L Bacha A Co. He said thla was the result of the t'ilTv yZjt,1'".0!, VZZj'g ; ? .'J?nkin" toTry had been brought Into this country without the payment of GIRL SHOOTS THREE and Shoots as She Runs, Every Bullet Finding a Mark. ALL IN SERIOUS PLIGHT Tells the Police of a Long Deferred )Vedding After Mer Capture on "a Tenement Roof. It was a year ago that Eaenna BeUenbel a-id Antonino Faerlo first met and It waa Its than a week ' afterward that they were planning together the most gorgeous wedding ever seen In little Italy. Faerlo nmted and furnished .a little flat at 409 East Twelfth Street. Eaenana got ready hr redding finery, N"ner waa yet 20 yeara old. however. ana in tne lurnisning or meir new ouini they spent money without thought of the heavy expenses yet to be met at the wedding. When they awoke to a realisation. It waa too late. Their money had disappeared. Not to haver a gorgeous nodding was something which Eaenana' s mind could not grasp. There were days of anguish for her and worry for Antonino. Then they settled It all at once; both would work hard and save money and meantime the wedding should wait. But It proved hard to save money, and the days turned Into weeks and the weeks Into months, with, the promised wedding still as far off aa ever. At last Eaenana abandoned her work and remained at home to sew on a marvelous lot of small new clothes. Antonino went away to work every day. Eaenana was happy till one day a neighbor told her that Antonino had really saved the money for their wedding, but he had spent It on wedding another. All this Eaenana told the police last night She told how she had taxed Antonino with this faithlessness, and how, getting no satisfactory answer, she had taken the new revolver he had bought a week ago and last night. Just before 10 o'clock, concealed it under her drees and went into Avenue A. near Fourteenth Street, to await Antonlno'a return, once more to put the question of their wedding to him. She told how Antonino had tried to evade her questions, and how, finally, he admitted he was tired of her. It was then the police learned first of Eaenana and her trouble. The girl Jerked Antonino' s revolver from beneath her dress. The young man saw Its barrel gleam in the rays of an electric street light and, terrified, ran down the he said, with money given to her by Mr. Allen, but he knew nothing of this until he saw her wearing It In Chicago. " Mr. Allen at once asked her." said Mr. Ferns. " whether she had paid duty on It. When she replied 1n the negative he gave her a check for $10,000 to take to a customs broker in Chicago, but she paid In only S1..VK) out of the sum, retaining tne remainaer. ene attempted to blackmail Mr. Allen befoie Mr. Parr cine Into the matter. When she went to Chicago we were watching her movements for Mr. Allen, and we were advised that there waa a man named Parr at the hotel with her. We ascertained that the Denutv Bur- ly. Z.. oul ?r J.own. a12L tetegrapnea urK.iiVMun ui nun to -mcago. uur v nicago onice tnen aavisea us tnat tne Mr. Parr with her was undoubtedly the customs official. " The robbery at the Hotel Lorraine waa an ordinary robbery committed by a man who had done time In Elmlra. He and his I W T tl T .... ... ZZln-Jtl "u"- 1 oJl" J T. a good deal of iweVrV .d,htZd h . . . - . ,,,,.,, th min Tney tnt h,7r mI bv means of skeleton key and made off with the Jewelry. Some time after the loss was reported to the police and we had sent out notices of It, our Chicago office, learned that some of the piece aescnoed nad been offered at a pawn hop there ws ran the caBft 0 secured tne return or the Jewels " A"er . a careful InvestlgatK After a careful Investigation." Mr. - ncy ' anv one acTlni 7r , airencv or a caned Mrg- lVr'r,7Y "i"?n" Parr on the telephone or r'wln gj? ' 'Sffl 0?"- P'.'trict Attorney Wlee. when asked If evidence against Nathan Allen had been placed In his hands, said that It had and was under investigation, but beyond that he would not discuss the case. He said he was not responsible for what had appeared in the newspapers and refused to comment on it. BLACKMAIL. SAYS ALLEN. Victim to the Tune of $1,500,000, Declares His Attorney. Special lo Th New York Times. CHICAGO, June 20. Nathan Allen,' the Kenosha leather man, whose name has been linked with that of Mrs. Helen Dwelle Jenkins, was the victim of a blackmailing scheme to the tune of $1,500,000, according to statements made by his attorneys to-night. , William S. Forest and other Chicago at torneys declare Mr. Allen has been the victim of a blackmailing plot of wide ramifications, and that the evidence now In the possession of the Government will exonerate htm from any criminality, in connection with hia gifts or payments to Mrs. Jenkins. The Intimation was given that Mr. Allen would rest his case on the Information gathered by the United States authorities. Mr. Allen'a attorneys deny he has been a party to any smuggling plot and declare that he haa known nothing of Mrs. Jenkins's operations for the past eighteen month. They ssy, further, that Mr. Allen haa mad his peace with his family and Is willing to shoulder his los, bQl does not see why .he should be held re- .I, 7 .-- diamonds on the part of Mrs. Jenkins, although ahe might have been spending hi money at the time. In the FaU of 1909 Mrs. Helen Dwelle Jenkins arrived at the Stratford Hotel. In Michigan Avenue, Chicago, wtth a haadbag aa ber sole baggage. Within a month she had accumulated a maid and a fourteen-thousand-dollar automobile Including a chauffeur. Mr. Jenkins appeared after a few weeks, and his wife's rooms were changed to the best suite In the hotel. He remained for a week and then disappeared. At intervals of a week for the next six months Mr. Jenkins visited the hotel, and during all that time. Mrs. Jenkins for the moat part lived the life of a woman of large mean. " Mrs. Jenkins, as I recall her," saldone of the older employes of the hotel tonight." was a small, dark person of no particular attractions. She seemed to have a great deal of money and tipped uoerauy. Naturally, tne hotel employes became curious as to the identity of the man who visited her once a week. W oon found out who he was, and the description tallies with that of the Wisconsin millionaire -who was th victim of Mrs. Helen Miller Jenkin. "None of us liked him, because be seemed to be stingy with quarter tips, when we knew that he -was spending thousand of dollars on the whims of Mrs. Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins left the hotel hurriedly and failed to take a number of trunk belong ing to her. These trunks were disposed of I ht1 law. and It t. believed " hat Tthe7 hav fallen Into th hands of the United I States custom authorities through some at auction a year later, according to the avenue. Behind him sped Eaenarta. She held the revolver In front of her ed pulled the trigger. The bullet flew wild, finding a mark In the head of Carmello Caeciata of 4-t Cherry Street. The sirl milled the trlaaer again, and 'once more the bullet flew wide of Anto-j nino. to strike James Dibcllcln the neck, i Ahead, Antonino turned to see how clo4e 1 waa hi purauer.. The gsrl fired again. , . l v Z A ir ii T " Xwalk 'andthnV'the Vefpon irnVZyl! and this time the pullet went true, stria away, the' clrl turned into the tenement Iat r.t Avenue A and fled to the roof. Poiicemen Donnelly and ktolger had heard the shot and witnessed the chit'e. They saw the Rtrl turn Into the tene-iment. and Donnelly ran to the root while j Bolger searched - the cellar. Donnelly .4 found the irirl crouched In the shadow of the big water tank. As he approached her the- girl sprang -at him. four long hatpins clutehec" In her hand. She tried to tab him, but Donnelly easily wrenched the hatpins from her grasp, and the grl sank down crying. It waa only little bv lltttle that Don nelly got her story, for ahe could apeak m only broken - English. He toon her to the East Fifth Street Police Station, while Bolger called an ambulance from Bellevu Hospital and had the three wounded men taken there. All were found to be In serious condition, but Antonino, It was said, was worst hurt and probably would die m the night. In a cell In the East Fifth Street Station Eaenana cried until finally ' she fell asleep. TRACE BONDS TO NEW YORK. Sale Here Results in Arrest of Pittsburg Lawyer- and Clerk of Brokers. PITTSBURG, June 26. A. L. Pearson, a lawyer and President of the Union Realty Company of thla city, and Samuel M. Carnahan. a clerk employed In the office of Holmes, Warlvop Co., brokers, were arrested here late to-day, charged with the theft of bonds valued at $10,000 belonging to the brokerage firm. Pearson Is a member of a prominent family. HI father, Gen. A. I Pearson, commanded the State troops here during the railroad riots of 1377. Both men were committed to Jail In default of $12,000 bail each. It la atated that $5,000 worth of the bond have been recovered and the balance have been traced. Charges of larceny and receiving stolen goods were made against Pearson and Carnahan by Joseph 11. Holmes, senior member of the brokerage flrw The bonds In question disappeared from the company's office on Nov. 13, 1908, at a time when Mr. Holme was in New York, and Mr. Wardrop on a business trip in the West. . It has been the custom of the firm to lock all valuables in a safe deposit vault over night When the two members of the firm returned home the loss of the bonds was discovered. Believing that they had been mislaid, a thorough search waa made. Over ii ton of waste paper, which had been taken to a freight station, waa brought back to the firm's office and examined without success. During the search Carnahan was one of the hardest workers, it is alleged. The case then was put Into the hands of a detective agency. A circular describing the bonds waa sent broadcast A week ago they were offered for sale In New Fork. The sale was allowed to go through. To-day Pearson and Carnanan were confronted by officers In the former office. Carnahan at once accused Pearson of having the bonds and both were arrested. According to Carnahan h. found the bundle of bonds gold debenture coupons of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad lying In the hallway outside the Tirol's offices late In the afternoon of Nov. 13. He picked them up, he said, and eclng they were bonds, took them to Pearson's office, several floors above, to see if they were worth anything. He left the bon1s with Pearson, he alleges, receiving no money whatever, and Pearson promised to look them up. When the, bonds were missed by his employers, Carnahan says, he was eo frightened for fear of being ar- j caicy IIIOL IIC UlU UUl 1,511 tt.II V UHC OI II 1 9 , find. Pearson, he alleras refused to talk with him about the bond and gave them back to him. Pearson stated to-night that he had purchased the bonds from John D. Hite. He say he did not know they had been stolen and that he fully expects to be . cleared. Just who " John D. Hite is has ; not been made clear. i Both Pearson and Carnahan were re- leased on ball to-night and will be given a preliminary hearing before a police Magistrate next Thursday. LOST IN A MOUNTAINSTORM. Recent ' Arrival Almost Exhausted After a Night on Mt. Whiteface. Sptcial lo Th Nra York Timet. LAKE PLACID. N. T., June 28.-Robert Friedmann reached this village at 10 o'clock this morning in a state of collapse after a night of terror spent on the side of Mount Whiteface In one of the most terrific rainstorms of the Summer thus far. Spurning the advice of friends, Mr. Friedmann. who is a native of Berlin, Germany, and has been in this country but a short time, set out from Northwoods Inn at 7 o'clock yesterday morning to make the ascent of the mountain without a guide. Rains have made the trail difficult to follow even for those familiar with It. and when at a point about l.uoo feet below the summit Mr. Friedmann went astray. He wandered around until 2 o'clock before he finally reached the ton of the mountain. 1 Hastily eating his lunch In the rain he began the descent, which he found even more difficult than the ascent. About half way down the mountain he again lost the trail. Darkness forced him to abandon his search for it and take refuge in the underbrush. There, without a wink of sleep, he sat throurh the night In a per feet downnour of rain. With the first streaks of daylight the drenched and fatigued man took up the hunt for the trail again. About 5 o'clock this morning he found It and succeeded in getting to the loot or tne mountain. He located bis boat and with great difficulty rowed the five miles down the lake. When he reached the landing he was in a very serious condition, and it was only after he had been cared for by the pier hands that he was able to proceed to the hotel. He is still suffering from the ebock of his experience. NORMAN MacLEOD & CO. FAIL Philadelphia Stock Broker File Peti tion in Bankruptcy Voluntarily. PHILADELPHIA. June 26. Norman MacLeod & Co., of this city, stockbrokers. to-day mad an assignment. The firm Is well known, but It Is . said to have done little business lately. - Mr. MacLeod is a son-in-law of John Wanamaker. The firm made thla announcement: ' " Norman MacLeod A Co. are compelled to announce that, due to numeroua wlthj drawals by thetr customers, tnereDy reducing their firm capital, and also un favorable market conditions resulting in losses, they have been compelled 10 as- suuie they are no longer aoie to con tinu their business. They are advised that the Interest, ol : all ncerned can be protected by voluntarily going into bank 1 ruptcy, ana tney are 10-aay iiung a peu- ) tlon in the bankruptcy court asking that thev be so adjudfred. Counsel for the firm filed a petition In bankruptcy In the United State District Court later in the day, and Horatio G. Lloyd of Drexel A Co., of this city, was appointed temporary receiver. Bv order of Judre Holland, the oetl tlon In bankruptcy was Impounded until next Thursday. This was done, it ia understood. In order that banks interest ed in the failure might make necessary arrange men la to secure or collect loans. 17 T. BOSWELL FAILS. ' Coal Operator Makes Assignment for Benefit of Creditors. Special la Tk Neta York Times, BALTIMORE, June 26. Thomas T. Bos- well, President ofHh Big Vein Pocahon tag Coal Company and former President of the Merchants Coal Company, to-day filed a deed of trust In the County Circuit -ourt conveying nis property to John Sippel. William Hopps. and Benjamin F. aston, trustee. lor tn Denerit or cred' Itors. The trustee filed a bond for $80,-0U0. No statement of assets and llablli ties has been filed. Mr. Boewell.- who has a summer home in the Long Green valley, atated to-night that he exnected hi financial .troufalea would be adjusted and that he would make a public statement to-morrow.. Mrs. Boswell Joins in the deed f trust to the extent of convevlna- her interest In two insurance policies on Mr. Boa well'a life ta ner lavor. amounting to $40,0irk. The coal company la not involved in ineae proceedings, - r Don t lose hope. A'i When your Optician tells you that you can't wear "nose glasses." Step into the nearest Harris Stort -it will cost you . nothing to try the 3oJwU5 It is absolutely guaranteed to comfortably fit your nose, no matter what its shape. - Attached to any eyeglass, 35c Sold only at our stores. M Ksst Urd Street, aaar Fourth Atom tl West ith Street, bat, 6th and (th Atbm $4 Wast 12&th Stmt, near Lenox Avwol 442 Colombo Avenue, 81st and 82nd Streets 1$ Naasae Street, near Jeka Sut -IflOS Broadway. Bear W iUoncV.br, TtrooVhrm fl Puitoa 6tr t. ipowf A. Jt S, Brrijja 197 Broad Stro Bear Lihu 4 Celtanik " Oculists and. OpUaans Go oksello rs to the World CATALOGUE llBMsHU) KKEE. JZ.50 3.C3 17.50 110.1)0 Hh Ave aid 27tli St., New York Art Keeflewttrt HENRY HESSE On th Balcony Exhibit of Art Kaedlavor. YARNS Sixth hi. 339-24 & 25 St. KERR FOURTH VICTIM OF NANTUCKET FIRE Young New Yorker, One of Party at Barnes Boathouse, Dies In Delirium. BARNES TELLS OF TRAGEDY -v- Pall of Turpentine- Thrown on th Flames in Mistake for Water; Young Barnea Improving. I Special lo Tk New York Times. NANTUCKET, Mass., June 26. Thomaa Kerr of New York Is the fourth victim of the fire which destroyed the boathouse of William Barnes, Jr., of Albany on Saturday night. He died at S o'clock. The body will be Bent to New York to-morrow. His brother, Fred Kerr, and two unclea were at the bedside when the end cam. , He failed rapidly at the last and waa dellrous three hours before death. Helen Wilson of New York and Mildred ' de Haven of Brooklyn lost their lives In the fire, and Ulysses Pa hud. the Barnes valet, who' tried to save them, died at midnight Saturday. Those who escaped with their lives did' so by Jumping Into the water. Thurlow Weed Barnes 2d. though still suffering greatly from his burns, is show- .'. lng some signs of Improvement. v In an Interview late this afternoon, .. while seated on Commercial Wharf, overlooking the blackened ruins of the boui'v ; house. William Barnes, Jr.. . gave th story of the fire, as related to him a few . minutes previous by his son as he lay in ,. bed swathed in bandages. They had Just come In from sailing," said Mr. Barnes. " and the three youhj men and five young ladles were assembled in the workroom on the west side of the. building, a room about alx by niu Ji feet, leading off the reception hall. My Y son says that the building caught fire by a match being thrown thoughtlessly t the ftoor and Igniting a mop standing a ; the corner, wblen Durnea onsaiy. v.ishi.ni hv thA blaze Miss Juo- klns. Miss Tanner, and Ruth and Harry Wilson rushed from the room. Mis Hele" Wllbon and Mis de Haven wer sia""" on the other side of the room and tried to escape by the west door, which had a spring lock on it. Before they got out. some one grabbed a pall standing nar and dashed the contents on the smoMei lng mop, to extinguish It Instead of con- taining water, as upposea, f-"" tained turpentine, and when this liquid was dashed to the floor, the whole room was ablaze. ......... wl. Instantlv the flames caugnt me ci lng of two girls and the room, soon seething furnace, their Uvea were snapp out In a moment. My son and Kerr, wits their 'clothes afire, rushed out Into tn larger room where three 01 tne fnipj were work ne on tne Tioor, ?nMi: The girl are burning to death.' Ruhlnf out of the buUdinr to the float, tor Jumped overboard, living torches. . " iiarry vviuon ana am Rutn were already on the : th four made their way out on the roca to safety. Muw Judkins and Miss Tanner r had eacaped uninjured by the rear door, and climbed over an eight-foot lattice t the wharf. . . ; Tn.. - T..t. . v. -,aw who was assisting the other employes In fintsmiis ; the rioor or the reception nan. on '7 the exclamation of his young waster s he dashed by. rushed through the flame Into the workroom, and made brav fort to pull the nearer of the girl. Pr sumably Miss de Haven, out througo the door. With his own clothing ana flesh burning, ana struggling iw 7 but realizing that she was already be forced hi way back to too vj- , too late to av hi own life. waj literally roasted to death, though h ura several hours afterward." . tKj When asked if hs would rebuild tne , boathouse Mr. Barnes replied I that probably would, and that Immediate steps . would be taken to remove all evidences of the tragedy from the public eye. The body of Paduh. the faithful vall. ha been sent to Albany for Interment in the Bame family plot. He was a natt cf Sweden, and had no relative in this. country. .. tk. kvttf Af ui MiMrjrfi de Haven. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh de B- .n ,, Ina, lie. in th fir WhlC destroyed the boathouse of Willi" Barnes, Jr., at Nantucset, Mass.. on Saturday, waa brought to the de Hv". home at 41 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. de Hayea-reached Brooklyn from Tiantucket wl!? in the day. Funeral services tor Haven will fee held at 3 o'clock thl ': noon tn Holy Trinity Protestant EptacoP Church, Brooklyn. . GIbb Estate Over. 2,000,000. MINEOLA. il I., June 26,-The officii appraisement of the . estate of Arth GIbb of Frederick Loeser & Co.. who dd at Glen Cove on Jan. 13 last, put the vah for purpose ots taxation at I2.n0.xn-9 and the debts at about $300,000. includW the costs of administration, i The princlpe1 Items In the list of real estate are V five-story dwelling at 1 East Wy-D"S Street. Manhattan, valued at $161,000, wj subject to a mortgage of $110,000, and 1 private residence at Glen Cove. L- Jr valued at $75.0to and subject to a n50!' rag of SoUOOO. The decedant owned , in the firm of Loeser t Co. amouatiM U $2,080,306.83 .