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HONBSDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1910
Galled as Witness as tol
Hocking Goal Pool.
COLLEAGUES GREEDY, HE SAYsj
Stock Was Too High, He Declares,'
and He Told Them to Sell, but
They Kicked and Boomed
the Stock Until It Broke.
Now York. Keb. Hi.- James It. Keene,
the veteran Wall street operator, was
h raging nnd dcfliuit witness nt the in
quiry before United States Commis
sioner Alexander into the collapse of
the Columbus and Hocking Coal and
Iron pool, which carried down three
big Stock Exchange linns, with liablli
ties aggregating $7,000,000. Mr. Keene
was in court on a subpoena obtained
by Hecclver Ernst of the bankrupt
llrni of J. M. Flske & Co.
Mr. Keene was calm enough at
times in the searching Inquiry to give
Interesting: details of the working of
the pools. Ho was ready to quit boost
ing Hocking, lie said, when he sold
out pool No. 1 with the stock around
"I told the members of the pool that
they would have to let me close it out
nt that figure, as it was far too high."
be declared, "but some of them
thought they knew much more than I
did. They were so greedy they kicked,
nnd so pool No. 2 was formed, and the
price went tip to IM before the collapse
.Keene said lie had an Interest In
both pools besides being the manager,
but lie refused to permit an examina
tion of his books by an expert ac
countant. Mr. Keene positively denied the re
ports that lie had sold the stock short
for his own account while forclug the
price up for the members of the pool.
"I sold no Hocking stock short Indi
vidually, either directly or indirectly,"
The first pool cleared up "a quarter
of n million dollars, of which be
"made a fair sum." "I told all of the
members of the pool to sell out at CO,"
he said. "At that figure the stock was
too high. Hut they thought they knew
more than me and they they could
make a million, aud they lost."
Mr Keene said lie was manager of
two pools which had been formed to
deal In Columbus and Hocking stock,
but denied that he had any written
agreement to carry the stock to par.
When asked when pool No. 1 was
forihed Mr. Keene produced u copy of
the pool agreement. He refused to say
who the members of the pool were,
declaring that the agreement spoke for
Iteelf Pool No. 1 was formed In
"Was there a subsequent agreement
to extend pool No. 1 to March, 1910?"
asked Mr. Wolf.
The witness, after some pressing,
admitted that such an agreement bad
been reached. In reply to further
questions concerning the members of
the pool Mr. Keene shouted:
"1 have nothing but copies of the
agreements. As far as I am able to
find out, they ought to cover all you
want to know. Rend them. Don't ask
me questions about them."
Mr Wolf then asked about pool No.
2. Mr. Hanford produced a copy of
this agreement and handed it to the
witness. Mr. Keene contemptuously
tossed It to Mr. Wolf.
"Did you hold any Columbus and
Hocking stock?" Mr. Wolf nsked.
"I had 0,000 shares which I bought
two years before pool No. 1 was form
ed "Have you those shares now?"
"No 1 sold them In December,
"What did you pay for them, and
what did you sell them for?"
Mr Keeuo actually guspe'd for
breath. He pulled the lapels of bU
fur overcoat apart and pulled them to
gether again and appeared to have dlf
llculty In remaining in his chair.
"That is none of your buRlness," ho
replied. "I know this was nothing but
a fishing excursion a sneaking fish
ing excursion. What I paid for that
stock or sold it for has nothing to do
with this Inquiry."
Mr. Keene said he did not know how
many shares were bought for pool No.
1. He thought about 10,000 shares
Were bought and put Into pool No. 2.
By dint of careful and pressing ques
tions Mr. Wolf got the reluctant and
defiant witness to admit that as the
shares were bought they were assign
ed to the members of the pool by him
self nnd Henry Stanley Hasklns of
the firm of Lathrop & Uasklus.
Morgan's Pictures For Rome.
Rome, Feb. 15. J. PJerpont Morgan
lias consented to lend his Italian mas
terpieces to the exposition which is to
be held Jiere in 1011.
. JAMES R. KEENE.
Veteran Wall 'Street Operator
Testifies as to Hocking Pool.
NEBRASKA DROPS BRYAN.
Big Meeting of Democrats Ignores the
Lincoln, Neb.. Teh. I,".. William .T.
Bryan is no longer the idol of Nebras
ka Democracy If the expressions at
the big meeting nnd banquet of the
leaders of the Democratic party in
this state are a criterion of the senti
ment held toward Mr. P.ryan by the
balance of the party.
Mr. Ilryan was not merely turned
down by the ."00 Democrats at the
banquet. He was ignored. When his
name chanced to lie mentioned It re
ceived little applause, and not a word
was said by anj of the speakers In
commendation of the statement given
out by the one time peerless lender, in
which lie committed himself mid the
party, as far as he could commit It. to
the county option brand of prohibi
tion. Bryan's family friends had ex
pected to have" this stand of Mr. Hry
an's indorsed by the banqueters and
thereafter to send it abroad to the
country as Mr. Bryan's position in the
next national campaign.
"It Is the parting of the ways be
tween Mr. Ilryan and the Democratic
leaders of Nebraska," said Mayor
Dahlman of Omaha. "The ignoring
of Bryan's big .statement, made by
him especially for this banquet, shows
that be is no longer in accord with
the leaders or the party In this state.
I have followed Ilryan and fought
with him for many years. I can do so
State Senator .1. M. Tanner, likewise
a former ardent Ilryan supporter, said,
"I don't believe nuythlng Ilrynn has
to say will have any more effect on the
Representative j. 11. Connolly, for
merly one of the most enthusiastic
Bryan men In the state, said: "We are
through with Ilryan. I think he Is a
Representative R. H. Holmes said:
"So far as Bryan is concerned I am
through with him. No more for me.
He is ii dead ono In this state nnd, I
think, in the nation."
HOGS TIP TO $9.20.
Pork on the Hoof Costs More Than
Since 1882 May Go Higher.
Chicago, Keb. 15. Pork on the hoof
reached the highest price since 1882
today, when hogs sold for $0,110 a hun
dred pounds, nil advance of -10 cents
above tint prices of n week ago. The
packers made a determined effort to
hold prices down, but receipts of 40,
000 proved inadequate to supply the
demand, nnd when buyers for ship
ments began the bidding at 5 cents
above quotations the price Jumped rap
Idly. Present prices are 15 cents under the
prices of 18S2, but they are more than
$2.50 a hundredweight higher than
prices a year ago. Packers and men
who studied the market said that there
was little likelihood of prices receding
greatly In the near future, as there
was no Indication of heavy shipments.
Kills Her Husband and Herself.
Red Bonk, N. J Feb. 15. At Rum
pon, a small village on the Shrewsbury
river near here, George Truox, a enr
penter, was shot and killed by bis
wife. After killing her husband the
woman shot herself four times and
Strike to Close Butte Mines.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 15.-A11 the mines
at Butte will be closed tomorrow by
a strlko of cnglnoera which will In
volve 15,000 men.
Senator Gonger Produces
Check Book at Inquiry.
SHOWS $6,000 BRIBE FUND.
Senator Allds to Ask Names of Leg
islators Who Received $5,000.
Assembly Wants Probe
Albany, N. Y.. Keb. 15. The senate
today resumed Its session In commit
tee of the whole to Investigate the
charges of bribery made against Sena
tor .Tothnm P. Allds. the Republican
Senator Henn Conger again took the
stand and gave furtherNletalls of his
visit to the capitol with Hiram G.
Moe on April 2.1. 1001, when the $0,000
was distributed, as he alleges, to
Allds and two other legislators to
choke off hostile legislation In regard
to bridge contracts. He produced his
original cheek book, with the stubs
that show what each check was drawn
for. One stub read:
"New York draft .?0,000; cash $500.
II. G. .Moe." Then was the significant
memorandum, "Albany matter,:' wltli
the Indorsement, "Bridge Company,"
and the total, .$(1,000, marked under
neath. The date of the stub was
April 22, 1001.
Senator Conger brought with him to
Albany Clerk Patrick N. II. Flyun of
the Osborne House at Auburn, N. Y.,
who produced the hotel register con
taining the autograph of Benn Conger
and II. G. Moe under date of April 2Jt,
1001. proving that they spent the night
there of the day of the famous boodle
expedition to this city.
Governor Hughes and Speaker Wads
worth had n long conference at the
executive chamber on the Allds-Con-ger
trial. After the conference neither
the governor nor the speaker would
give any f tftllctttlon of the nature of
their talk, lint it Is said that the gov
ernor and speaker agreed that the
bribery investigation must be made
more thorough and searching.
Following their talk came the an
nouncement that Senator Allds' coun
sel -would demand the nnmes of the
assemblymen who are alleged to have
shared In the Conger boodle fund In
Martin W. Littleton, counsel for
Allds, said that a proper defense of
Senator Allds will make necessary the
divulging of the other nnmes and that
Senator Conger under cross examina
tion will be compelled to tell not only
the other two names that were on the
envelopes, but also the names of the
legislators who were to profit by the
distribution of the $-1,000 handed to n
single assemblymun as a disbursing
Former Lieutenant Governor Iewls
Stuyvcsnnt ('hauler, who Is now an
assemblyman from Dutchess county,
offered the following resolution in tho
assembly for a complete investigation
of all the allegations of bribery con
necting the assembly of 1001 and 1002
nnd 1003 brought out by the trial of
Whereas, In the Investigation now being
conducted by the senate relative to the
charges preferred by Senator Conger a
sinister reflection has been made on the
character and Integrity of members of the
usBembly for the years 1901 to 1903 Inclu
Whereas, It haB been admitted of record
that a fund was raised at that time for
the purpose of corruptly Influencing legis
Whereas, It has hvei, charged In the
public press that It is Intended to conceal
the true conditions then existing and to
confine such Inquiry to the slngln Issue as
to the guilt or Innocence at ono Individ
ual: therefore be It
Resolved, That It '. tn iise of the as
sembly that a full and complete Investi
gation be had In Justice to the dignity of
this body and the Integrity of the mem
bers and to the end that the imputations
of dishonesty If wananted be removed, If
well founded that the guilty be punished.
.Mr. Chanler's resolution was the
first official notice the assembly bad
of the Allds-Congcr controversy. Un
der the rules the resolution went over
until next Monday.
BINGER HERMANN FREED.
Jury Falls to Agree as to Former Land
Portland, Ore., Feb. 15. The Jury In
the case of Dinger Hermann, -former
congressman nnd commissioner of the
genernl land olllce, chniged with land
frnuds, nnnounced a disagreement and
The Indictment was prosecuted by
Francis J. Honey. Ho said that ner
mann wns guilty of conspiracy with
speculators who plotted to secure
lands to be Included in forest reserves
nnd counted on making profits of
about $000,000. ne charged specific
ally that Hermann in September, 1001,
conspired with Franklin Mays, W. II.
Jones nnd others to assist in the crea
tion of a forest reservo In southeast
NO TIDINGS OF TUG NINA.
Is Believed to Have Foundered
Off the Virainia Coast.
Washington, Feb. 15. The search J
lor the nnval tug Nina, which hns not
been heard from since she left the
Norfolk nnvy yard for Boston on Sun
dny evening. Feb. 8, has proved fruit
less, though more thnn n score of na
val vessels took part.
From reports received at the nuvy
department It Is believed that the
Nina foundered In the vicinity of Hoc
Island, which Is on the Virginia coast !
a short distance north of the mouth ot !
Chesapeake bay. This belief Is based I
on a report received from Lieutenant j
Commander John R. Kdle, recruiting ,
officer at Baltimore, who advised the j
department that the steamer Howard
of the Merchants nnd Miners Trans
portation company sighted the Nina
nine miles southeast of Hog Island
about five hours after the Nina left
Hampton Roads. Second officer Har
old H. Treakle of the steamer How
ard, who saw the Nina, said she was
making very heavy weather and try
ing to head to the northward. The
wind was blowing n gale from the
northwest and increasing in velocity.
The sea spray, he added, was breaklne
over the Nina's pilot house. The How
ard passed within one-eighth of a mile
of the Nina, and one man could be
seen on the bridge of the tug.
SIAIN DEFENDING HER HONOR
That Is Theory of Atlantic City Police
as to Jane Adams' Death.
Atlantic City, N. J.. Feb. 15. The
theory that Jane Adams, whose body
was cast upon Chelsea beach by the
breakers, lost her life while defending
her honor was established by the au
topsy performed by Coroner Son
theimer. The police, headed by Chief of De
tectives Whalen, have hunted in vain!
for William T. Seyler.-tlie young mar-j
ried man last seen with the girl nenr
the ocean end of the pier.
An alarm has been sent to the au
thorities in New York, Philadelphia.
Halt I more and other cities asking as
sistance In finding Seyler nnd his
brother Orvis. The bitter's disappear
ance Is n mystery. It has been estab
lished by satisfactory evidence thnt
riel could not have been concerned in
the struggle which preceded the death
of the girl. The circulars sent out ask
ing for William Seyler's arrest are
headed, "Wanted For Murder."
The autopsy revealed a deep wound
in the girl's left eye. It penetrated
Just ubove the eyeball, piercing the
socket and extending Into the brain.
This wound was sufficient to have
caused death, and the police believe
the girl received It before she entered
AMERICAN DIVORCE IGNORED.
London Decree For Major Hall Against
Mrs. H. M. Harriman.
Loudon, Feb. 15. In the divorce di
vision of the high court of Justice Ma
jor Charles Spencer Hall presented a
petition for the dissolution of his mar
riage on the ground of the misconduct
of his wife, .Mary Madeline, with Her
bert Melville Harrlmnii, an American.
No defense was offered to the charge,
and the court granted a decree.
Mrs. Hall, who was formerly May
Brady, the daughter of Justice Brady
of New York. Is now the wife of Mr.
Hiirrimnii. The petitioner alleged that
after his wife left htm she lived with
Mr. Harrimau at various places In
London and subsequently went to
America to see her relatives. The pe
titioner followed, but his wife failed
to meet him nnd declined to return to
Later, the petition alleged, the re
sHiudent obtained a decree of dissolu
tion of her marriage to the major on
the ground of his "neglect to provide
for her." In August, 1008, she was
married to Mr. llarrliiuin. It was
claimed by the major that this mar
riage, so far as Englund Is concerned,
was a bigamous one.
Major Hall testified that his wife
has an income of $50,000.
EUROPEAN EGGS ARRIVE.
About 100,000 Dozen Have Come, Each I
Egg Coated With Paraffin.
New York, Feb, 15. For the first
time in live years European eggs nro
now being imported into this country.
The foreign eggs arc all shipped by
brokers from Hull, England, but were
gathered originally from Austria,
Franco and Germany.
Up to date the total receipts of for
eign eggs amounted to 1,100 cases, In
cluding upward of 100,000 dozens.
All the foreign eggs are coated on
the outsldu of the shell with a secret
compound of para til n to prescrre
them. The coating Is almost trans
parent, but it Is so notlceablo that for
eign eggs may be readily distinguished
by Its presenco from the domestic.
Italy Honors Commander Peary.
Rome, Feb. 15. The Italian Geo
graphical society has awarded tho
King Humbert gold medal to Com
mander Robert B. Peary for his dis
covery of the north pole.
Land Office Agents Find
Missing Papers In Box.
BALLINGER INQUIRY SENSATION
Witness Against Secretary of the
Interior Declares Indignantly
That the Charges Are a
Washington, Feb. 15. Special agents
of the land office declare that they
broke Into a box containing certain
private belongings of Louis R. Glavis
which be bad left In a room In the
postoflice building at Seattle and found
copies of Important letters and tele
grams that were missing from the of
ficial files of the olllce which Glavis
had turned over to his successor.
This fact came out In the course of
the Balllnger-Plnchot inquiry here
and created a sensation. It led to a
sharp division of opinion in the com
mittee and a wrangle among the law
yers. Glavis denied absolutely that he
ever had the letters after he had dcllv-
riil Ills ultlr,. .'llitl He lmlnnt'lrifu ti lilu
successor. A. C. Chrlstcnsen. '
Several of the letters were In a llst
published by Collier's Weekly last fall
in one of the attacks made by that
newspaper on Secretary Halllnger.
John J. Vertrces, attorney for Sec
retary Halllnger, who conducted the
cross examination of Glavis, explained
to the Joint congress committee that
Secretary Halllnger called on the chief
of the field agents at Seattle to fur
nish certain letters. They were re
ceived by the secretary of the Interior
from Seattle, accompanied by an ex
planation from Glavis' successor, In
which It was said that they were re
covered from the box of personal be
longings. "It is' Si frume-up!" exclaimed Gla
vis.' "It makes me Indignant for any
one to assume that I would have been
foolish enough to have put those let
ters In a box and left them where they
would have been accessible to the
very men who are trying to make a
case against me. It makes me indig
nant to think that subordinates of the
secretary of the interior would stoop
to such methods in order to serve Mr.
Glnvis denied ever having placed the
letters In the box. lie told the com
mittee that ho believed that agents ot
the land olllce bad taken them from
the otlic-e tiles and placed them there
for the purpose of making It appear
that he had abstracted them from the
tiles and had refused to give them up.
Asked by Attorney Vertrces If he
furnished the letters or copies of them
to Collier's, the witness replied that
be did not.
"Do you know where Collier's got
"I have a supposition, but no definite
Information," the witness replied.
"Did you give a copy of those letters
to anybody elseV" Inquired Chairman
"Yes; 1 gave a number of letters to
the forest service."
The letters In dispute were some that
had been delivered by the local land
olllce nt Juneau. Alaska, to Special
Ageut Glavis at Seattle while he was
yet In the service. They arrived In
Seattle while Glnvis was at Beverly
laying his case against Halllnger be
fore President Taft. On bis return
to Seattle he went over the documents
aud became acquainted with their con
tents, Chairman Nelsou and Senator Root
Insisted that the documents should go
Into the record, but this was vigorous
ly resisted by Senator Fletcher and
Representatives Mndlson, James and
Graham. Representative Madison
made the point that Inasmuch as the
aufhor of the report, Special Agent
Chrlstensen, was to be called later as
a witness the letters and bis report on
the way they were obtained should not
be received In evidence until Mr.
Chrlstensen was present to Identify
them and be cross examined In regard
Representative James of Kentucky
voiced his indignation at the manner
in which the letters bad appeared lu
the commltteo room. He pointed out
that under tho instructions ot the Joint
committee It was the duty of Secre
tary Halllnger to have sent the letters
to the clerk of the committee to be
submitted to counsel ou both sides for
Investigation tinder injunction of se
crecy as to their contents and that
only such of them were to bo admit
ted as evidence as hud been first In
spected and passed by tho committee.
Louis R. Hrandels, attorney for Glu
vis, made a spirited protest against
tho way in which Secretary Halllnger
bud turned over to his attorney for
submission to the committee as evi
dence letters that the committee had
email i or iiwrstristructlons as t
their c"lmWBni Hrandels said that
It was the diJKKho secretary of the
Interior to have Stint the letters to tb
committee first. The attorney's fac
was wjilte with anger as he denounc
ed the course that had been tnken by
Secretary Halllnger and his attorney.
NEW PARLIAMENT MEETS.
Question of Checking Veto Power of
the Lords First on Program.
Loudon, Feb. 15. Parliament met
today for the first time since the dis
solution and the general election. The
members were sworn In, and the
speaker was re-elected without opposi
tion. Political leaders on the govern
ment side said that the question ot
checking the veto power of the lords
will Imj considered before the budget.
Parliamentary experts are positive lu
the statement that the attack on the
lords will be the first thing taken up
They say that the cabinet has decided
uiKin this, that the attack will be made
with great vigor and that It will com
bine all sections of the ministerial
coalition lu a great impulse of enthu
siasm and determination.
It is said that there is no longer any
question of Redmond's supinirt, nnd it
Is Inferable from a speech made by
Kler Hurdle that the I.-ilHirltes will
uphold the government In any case.
The king 1ms approved the apiolnt
ments of Winston Churchill as secre
tary of state for the home department,
Chnrles Burton as president of tb
bonrd of trade and Herbert Lonis
Samuel as postmaster general.
These appointments are changes
made necessary by the appointment of
Home Secretary Gladstone as govern
or general of United South Africa.
Mr. Churchill takes his place, while
Mr. Burton, who wns postmaster gen
eral, succeeds Mr. Chlrcliull as presi
dent of the board of trade.
FORT FOR HUDSON BRIDGE.
Governor of New Jersey Strongly Rec
ommends the Project.
Trenton, N. J.. Feb. 15. Governor
Fort transmitted to the legislature a
report of the New Jersey Interstate
bridge commission, nppnlntcd to co
operate with a similar commission
from New York in securing the con
struction of a bridge over the North
The governor said that the topogra
phy at One Hundred and Seventy
ninth street seemed to Indicate that
nature bad provided a place for the
bridge. The cost of a bridge at that
point, he said, would probably not
exceed ?.S,(KK),0(K), while from two and
a half to three times this expenditure
would be necessary at nny of the
points farther down the liver. The
governor also said:
"New Jersey should Join in this en
terprise. The least that we can do In
to confer with the state of New York
uion the subject and put our commis
sion lu possession of a reasonable
amount of funds for further investiga
tion and preliminary work looking t
tliu construction of a bridge.
"When this bridge project is consid
ered In connection with the proposed
Hendrlk Hudson drive nnd the great
public park made possible through the
gift of Mrs. ITurrlman nnd a number
of citizens in New York state its im
portance is made manifest."
Twenty Round Fight a Draw,
London, Feb. 15. Digger Stanley
and Young Pierce fought twenty
rounds to a draw at tho Natlonni
Sporting club here. It wns a lively
battle. Both men were In good form.
Prince to Be an Aviator.
Milan, Feb. 15.-Prlnce Fi.dluandof
Savoy tins decided to take lessons 1b
Ihe management of an aeroplane. He
Is the first of Europe's roynl prince
to adopt the role of aviator
LOUIS R. GLAVIS.
S Deposed Land Office Agent Now
y Accused In Ballingor Inquiry.