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FOR UM OHIO
Dnn Hanna Tells of Big
Sums He (Jnvc in Pri
C. T. TAFTS EXPENSES
denied that he had imrtlclpnted in a con-
rnid $215,000 to Secure Ills'&or
Irother's Ronom- ifey0 Ul x wi" ,n ohl
.. "Were you ever Interested In the candl
llllUlOll. dncy of Senator I.a Kollette for the Presl-
i deney?" Inquired Senator Pomereno.
CUHK SPKXT fl.Vi.OOO
Son ii tor Scott
LnTott .loin T. K.'s
W.chinoton, Oct. 0. Dan II. Hanna
ef Cleveland, son ot the late Marcus A.
Ibinii.i. was a, more generous "micel" to
Col Roosevelt than
-t- lilt, llllll. I
William Klinti of Pittsburg,
Mr i'linn tenniled before the Senate
Committee that he contributed about
lljn.oim to the lloosevclt pre-oonvontion
MtnpaiKti. and that there were only a few
null contributions from other pourtvp
in the Pennsylvania fight.
Mr. llnium. before the iuvcptigators
tn-Uy. acknowledged that he had given
total of tli (.000 to promote Koosevelt s
Domination and lie alone had sustained
tho entire burden of financing the Koose -
u" n"h,,!ur, f?T7 TT
Hunna admitted that he had dumped
ti:T.u0 into the Ohio campaign.
Mr. Hanna was indicted bv the Taft
administration in connect inn with a ro
tating case and settled the prosecution
hy the payment of n large sum of money
to the Pcderal Government, The Taft
managers have contended that Hanna's
activity in behalf of Koosevelt wan due
to the action of thy Taft administration
and the testimony of tho Cleveland man
himself seemed to sustain this charge
Heac-iTted that he llrst became ititeroMeri
in Koosevelt as a possible nominee in the
fprtnc of ion The indictment against
him was handed down on April '-'B. 1911.
UMKl.KS TAfT SI'KXliS Hill SC.MS.
Charls . Taft testified that he
tributed S'.Mo.tKM to his brother's
ewvention campaign this year,
JI59.nii to tin. urns fight.
Mr T.ift (lid not give the total
'rlniinl by htm In the spirited precon- J
iftition tight of 1900. but It was re-I
r ir'eil to lie 1300.00(1. If this latter
Siinre Is correct Charles P. Taft h.is
1 n u I mil all told 111 the last four e,irs
th Imnienoe sum of $HT.',ooo to further
h. hr .ilier s piilltlcHl ambitions,
liwi.iv's disclosures bring the grand
total "f the Koosevelt pre-conveiition
fund uncovered tu date up to $jM),ihii,
f which at least $'.fi7.(l was contributed
m iir... men: Dan It. Ilnuna, George W.
Perkin- and Kranlc A. APinsuy. 'I he
i.il o-iofthe Taft campaign tor renomi-i this a suspicious circumstance He sug
na'ii n a- thus far disclosed was Slsil.inlii. j gested the committee go after Mr Ilr.m
lh in-' i.f Champ Clark's campaign lor uiotid i
'in' iiiei'inution was given to-day as H T MoH.man, treasurer or the Taft
!mii' $.".ii.imi. ,('lub of Piitsleirg. siibiiiittis! a detail's!
Vr lov.it and former Sen.ito" Scott statement or the extienditures of that
belli i,ave important tustimonv bearing ' nrgnui.it ion. which were Jn.'.is't He,
mi die part Mr Koosevelt plaved in r.u-- . sucgestl there h.vl lieen another (lis- '
im; -ll- imii c.Miiij.iiii iiiuu. i.x-.enaior
sni te-tiiie that President Koosevelt
him-elf talked with hnn over the long
di din - telephone in regard to the hind
thai If lla.-rimin w.n to r.ii". .Ir
smii ,iiirmed the statement mid.' by
h late I' II Harrmi'iti tint Col ll oe
rel' w,i. alarmed over t'i- ouili't for
th ii.i'niii'ii ticket in New orl: Stat-
- IK UiSB IOINTIIV THIN STATI: "
I uld rather loe th election in the I
ruinirv fiaii to b.) defeated ii mv own
.-a-e was trie t.ue!ii"iit Mr. lioo-'-M-it
i -a . I to have made over the t-.
Tilhiiii' Sijiitir S?it: II" is al-i
Rneg.il i ' av -slid that Mr Harriman
ennnnir to s,.u nun and that they would
ie if iii could not a'T.injj to raise t'ie
funds to bolster up Higa;ins.
Mr KnosMvelt ha- denied eMiphatie.illy
iIm' lie had anv fear for hi own 'ice s iii
New York Mate or that hu ev- ake I Mr
llarritnan to raie a lunil '
Mr Lovett testified I mil the railroad of West Virginiu gave hlmr.illy.
man had told him repeatedly that Mr ; Charles Warren of Michigan, memls-r
rtio-wvelt had summoned him in Wa-'i of the Kopuhlieiin National Committee,
ingion and had akisl him to rain a fund was called to testify as to large contri
lolieh.mit in New York State. Mr Lovett billions alleged to have been m ule by the
added that lie never had known of K ll..sui:ar licet interests to tho Taft rvim-
Hnrrnnan telling an untruth I
lr i aft came prepared lo give t'ie 1
enmmiitee a full statement in d"iail of
"mtv dollar h had contributed to either
' ttie campaign in whnh Ins b o'h-r
was ii candidate Ho testified t'uil ho
gaie : i mo to the Republican National
omiitiitee for Mr Uooseveli's campaign
of ',n He was then asked about II"!
Mr Taft whipped Iroui his Kicket n
man ineuior.inilum uoou anil pro?eeiel
to re.id tin. items of exi-'lidittln
tiee.in With tin. riri'i'riMVi.nttiili I'.iiinwilirii
.1 ..-.t. , ... .. . . 1 .1 l e . , . . i
1 hiiirnian Clanp to confine him -It to the
alter t,,. nominating conventions
. t n. is-k ni-Ti ii.skii UO.ouo.
Mr 'lull enumerated the viv ions Hems I
"'ii ins total oxpeiKiitiiies tliat vear
l.art leui'hed the stilt etidoils sum of
.i.'i ;wi uien lie surprised iin. com
m 'ii i. by telling tliem that Sl.Vi.non of
"us had lieen n turned to him m thu-e
.mis or SW.liof) by Prank H. Hitchcock
nurtnan of the Kepubllcan National
' omtniui'i. Thi left Mr. Taft's net
"X'tiditiire on account of his brother's
Ifris i-.iniiialgn at approximately $I.Vj,ooi.
I'tien lr Taft turned to the precon
iition cauipaigtl this year, The exhibit
rt .ilniost as impressive. He testified
.i in' en'iiue(i in nil -l.!, .iu--. ii i mi
ihhi was paid to William McKiu-!
diiector of tho national campaiKii for
s nomination; nt,w w-ent to the
' i' organization headed by Arthur I
rvs and 2.l,n'.'7 was given in smaller
iiMoiints to clubs and other organizations.
Hefoie he left the htand Jfr. Taft ad
'"'led that a relative of tho same name,
'iiiieoti'd with a Cincinnati nowspaer,
iw raised certain sums for tho camaign i
tln year, but he did not know how much.
-.-. ..... .... him .,tv rw, W " . ,.....
When Mr. Tnft L.ft lh.t wltnnuu oluiip
!'itiH It. Hanna was called. Ho stto
'iel to his father's coal and Iron husl
oess, and is the owner of two neswpaers
in Cleveland. He was not in the xvitneps
'lidir very long nor was he subjected to
Hoy grilling, but his testimony was rather
manna's dtrr a si.-iii-iuhk.
Heretofore in tho hearings twtimony
as given by Col. Jlooeevelt's friends
nat tended to prove that Mr. Hanna hud
fen a contributor to Col. Iloosevnlt's
re-VnVenl Inn I'lirnnlilim in it n.tlnlint.
L v V5'000 to ChaTrman Dixon and
If -xational Trensnrnr K. If. IliuiUnr Thnrn
m heen a Busplcion all along that Mr.
lanna hud been a contributor to tho local
''fganlzation in Ohio, but the committee
as hardly prepared to hear him nay
)?y that he had given $177,000 to Presl
'J'1' Ilonsevelt'8 camiiaign, of which all
fco.oiiii was oxiientledln Ohio. .
s, i nann'i testified that he had
promise,! Senator Dixon in n conference
iVii?ninKt0" that ho wld contribute
.vfi' ' 1'ler, when tho exlgenoleii of
ISn '"fwlW reniilrod it. he wired hU
i n '-oyeland frwn Aiken. H. Or and
1 ,llH "ooretury procure t&o,000 in citf
ncy and carry it eat to Um ftooMveK
muiuiKcrs, Hcnator Pomereno was
curious to know why Mr. Hanna had not
ld this money by draft or check, but the
yoiitiR political financier did not see any
thing remarkable about It, simply ob
serving; -1 might .have done so If I had had
a check with mo."
Mr. Hanna explained that hi other
Rifts to the campaign wpro $50,oon given
o Walter Brown, the Itooeevelt manager
in Ohio, and later contributions aggre
gating 77,ooo, which were paid at various
times to alter Drown, Nathanlol C.
right, editor of the Hanna newspapers,
and a Mr. .Schiilllo of Cleveland, a local
Koosevelt loader. Mr. Hanna wild that
he took very little iicrsonal imrt in the
ni)algn. Ho testified that ho had lieen
In olio conference In New V'ork at which
ho discussed the finances of the cam
paign with George V. Perkins, Frank A.
MlinscV Ulld othlr UrvnanVf.lt Intidnru l.i.t
.ver, was me reply.
HOW llAN.VA'rt MONKY WK.VT.
Walter Drown of Toledo, former chair
man of the Kcnuhltcan committee In Ohio,
who wan called to the witness chair
immediately following Mr. Hanna. proved
lo be a very unsatisfactory witness to
I some of the committee. The committee
tried to extract from Mr, Drown a state
ment an to how lie spent the money given
iiuii "y .ir iiann.i. no tried, like Mr
. I" If mi of Pennsylvania, to contend that
only a part of it went for Koosevelt and
'tlie rent for local candidates. After
" 1 ""K Mr. itrown said mat K.,om
was pent to Krank Knox, chairman of the
lt ..I.U..n !...... I. ll-.... I.. , !
r.fltl Ir.....l.lln I I
manager at Chicago in the earlv stages
if the cnniinlgn, He had filed with the
Secretary of Sfat" or Ohio a statement of.
penditures aggregating nearlv Mui.nm
and J.Viiu had been paid fortliee: jienesof
I o lt oev"lt's speial train through
Ohio, but there was an expenditure of I
more than fui.iion for which Mr brown '
was unable to give nnv detailed eplan- i
Senator Pomerene demanded to know
llefore the examination closed Mr Drown
bad promised on his return to Ohio to
i'TV ln lvu the committee the details of
Pomerene h- questioned the right of the
1 committee to as him com ernitiRexpendt-
! t'ires for building tip the "new organ-
imtion in Ohio." At one time he called for
the resolution under which the committee
was proceeding and after reading it care
fully told the committee he did not feel
required to account lor anything except
the money spent to secure Koosevelt
.Mr Manila, told me when he gave the
money, " wild Mr Hiown, -that he wantixl
I . .... I... I ... I.-I ..l ! ...
II r.,-.-!l,'lj l llllll ttlllllll II I tMllfcillllAU
tion of the Kepuhlicuu piny in tin- Stale
He wt.uti'd to get rid of the T.itt-Diil ton
oriraiiiatloii and to build up in its pknv
, a strong political body Mich as th.it headed '
by his father, the late Senator Hanna "
I $71,001) roi;
T II. IN II IV STATU.
Matthew Hale, who had miicntodowith
ItooM'velt 's pie-convention camjiaign in
Massachusetts, testified that t!e total
exH'ndituie in that State by his organla-
I l.irt .I",-, till Hill I ,t n ill I ll Irttin I .. lm.nl!
t lire of .iboiit'iS.'vm was inide by Frank A.
Miiiwi'V iti m t,itnt nf mf rt.rr it.im.fits
the newspapers, and the Massachusetts
committee expended nearly S.vi i more
on account of recount' of theote.s He
, liled a detailed statement
Mr Hale said he had information that .
, large expenditures weru made in i'all '
l!icr. New i!isirord and Worc-Mer, and.
declared that iwch ward leader in lall
l!ier had .'on given V'.Vl of Taft monev,
according to information that had come to '
1 him He suggested that John Hr.ys
Hammond was a p-eident of the Sixth 1
Congressional district, where thete w.n
much activity for Mr. 'I',f, and though
iiiirseinein nv similar orKaiuJu ion, .
which made the total spent lor Irtfl in '
western Petiiisvlvania about jMMMii.wh'u'h
was sour' I."iHI below the sum which
l-'linn te-tified had been spent by the Taft !
i'IIIMP i MUX'S KCOSOMIi ll. HKFMT.
Th next ( i il)ii;:i fan I irifol'lml .
was that of Sis. iRer Clir! Ciiitn . !
Seuitor l'rod Dulmis sub:nltte.l an ex-,'
hihit whieh showed total collections of1
i.. .....i ..v.u....i: ..r
Illt'llll ).l".l"l .11111 t . I W-.llllltil JS I,, .,,l), ,
Jsi.OoO in excess of tint sum. The list of ,
contributors was interesting. Willinn I! '
i Hearst gave $s,,Vii. Wilbur M. Marsh of
! Waterloo. I). $3,.Vi'i; Justice Dowling
! of New York. $'Vm: Perry Ik'ltii"!!'. J'.'m;
! Speaker Clnrl;, Sl.jou; Sen itor Stone of
Miouri, Jl.'.'oo; Senator V"tfcMi of West
1 Virginn. Sio.noo; Justice Gerard of New
lo make goial the delicit the N c.iker
contributed S3.mii and Senator Watson
ruign in Michigan Ho declared that not ;
n dollar ol it was contributed by I tin sugar
trust or by any i.eei sugar interests,
Tho total raised wasalsmt JlH.iKidnud was
ntibscribed mainly by business men of
Detroit, whoso names ho gaxe the com
mittee. TUB WIIITK HOPSK MENTIONS IIAItlUMAN. I
Senator Scott added further corrobo
r.iiiim lo the statement of John D. Areh-
! bold that the Standard Oil Company con-
in ii . " -".-.v; . :;; ..... i
llli'iinii i'',""' " ""
.fs'',(' "i',, ' V
! Id n,, iV sil Wi,
he had already secured a contribution
if...... tll()M, oeople. I asked him how-
much they had given und he said $100,000
.Senator Scott said lie was in the New-
York Republican headquarters ill 1111
when a telephone call came from tho
White House for Mr Kliss or Mr Cortel
you Neither was at the headquarters,
so Senator Scott, being a niemlier of the
executive committee, picked up tho m
ceiver lie was pniliciilar ill testifying
to ideiitiry the iersoii at the other end
unlv as "tlie voice from the White House."
"What is tills trouble I hear iiooiii
Mii'nIimV I hear he may bn defeated.
naid the voice from the White House.
Monntiir Kiwitt reolied that Mr. HifFidna
was in danger.
"Can t tlie Ntato caimmttee supply mo
necessary funds'" asked the White House.
Senator Scott explained there was
difficulty in getting money for the cam
pulgn and then this response carao over
"I would rather lose the election in the
r.mintrv than bo defeated in mv own
Senator Scott said He replied, "There
is no danger, Mr. President, of your being
defeated, but tho voice at the Whlto
"Mr. Harriman is coming to see me
and I'll boo if he can't arrange to raise
the funds to help Higgins. "
Senator Scott said, with a smile, that
the committee would have to judge for
Itself with whom he was talking. A
second later he added:
"Oh, I might as well answer your ques
tion. 1 thought I was talking with Pres
Later In the campaign, Senator Kcott
said, when tho committee was hard up,
he told Mr. Cortelyou he thought they
could get another contribution from 26
Broadway. Mr. CorUdyou told him.
however, that Preeldont Roosevelt had
notified him not to accept Standard Oil
t. it.'a BVMrMTiit ron pkmcins.
Senator Scott said that when the dis
closures were being made in regard to
ilfo insurance companies contributing to
the Iloosovelt fund ho went to the White
"I vuggested to President Iloosevelt.
when Mr. Parkin won lndoUd," Jio told
the committee, "that we. wlio had bene
fited hy hja contribution supply funds
to replace those he would havp to return
and for the use of which he was in trouble.
I paid I was willing to return tho amount
that had been pont into West Virginia,
but tho President paid 'No,' that if tho
money wop to be returned It should be
returned by the party as a whole."
fudge Iiovett in testifying of tho po
called Harriman fund paid:
"I knew of Mr. Harriman' visit, fo
Washington In October, 1004. When he
returned to his office a few days later
he told me tho National Committee wap
In a hole and owed the State committee
t25.iK). He paid: 'Tho President wants
me tohelpthem out and 1'vo Rot to do it."
"Some days later he came to my office
and gave me pome checks and wish.
He paid Mr. HIIsh would lie in later In the
afternoon and get the money. The sum
whh $20,000, The checks were brokerage
house checks and were indorsed to Mr.
"Later In the afternoon Mr. Bliss came
to the office and 1 gave him tho checks
and currency. Ho offered to give me a
receipt, but t said I did not want it. He
paid he wanted to give somebody a receipt
and I told him to send recelpta tothecon
tributors If he knew them."
"IIAmilMAN SAID HE WAS ASKED.."
Judgo Lovett thought William K. Von
derbilt wua one of tho contributors.
After the tlllbllcnttrin nf thi. Sdlnuv
ebstor letter. Mr. Harriman, so Judge
lovett testified, declared over and over
again that the President had asked him
to come to Washington, hud told him the
National Committee was short of fuuds,
ulid had asked him to raise the money
or mo (vuiiKitg!i.
"I've never heard Mr, Horrlman's word
questioned except in this particular con
troversy," paid Judge lxjvett with con
plderahle feeling. "Ho was a man of tho
Senator I'lapp announced to-day that
Elmer Dover, former secretary of the
Kepubllcati National Commit tee, now liv
ing in Tucom.1, Wash., has informed tho
committee that there are records of the
Koosevelt loot fund in Chicago. Mr. Dover
copied these records from Mr. Dliss's
books and stored them away. Ho ban lieen
called as'a witness and directed to pro-
mice me reconis.
To-morrow John D. Archbold of the
Standard Oil Company will return to the
stand. Charles I). Wiles, Kepubllcan
national chairman, also will testify.
NEEDS 1,000 MORE POLICEMEN.
Walitn Will Take as .Many as He
Can lirt and Be Thankful. Though.
Commissioner Waldo took his request
for 1,000 mre policemen before the
budget committee of the Hoard of Kstl
mnte yesterday afternoon.
The Commissioner said that the 150
new policemen grunted to him since he
took ofllce were not enough. Neverthe
less, If the Hoard of Kstlmnte could not
give him 1,000 he would take as many
as they would give and be thankful.
"I do not want them all at once." he
said. "Two hundred the first month.
"no the second, and so on."
"Do you think the Civil Service Com
mission could examine their characters
as fast us that?" asked Comptroller
"I have great faith In the Civil Ser
vice Cnmtnlstoji anil the Lord," said the
The Commissioner was anxious to get
Increases In pay for his men. Inspec
tors, he said, should receive $"i.000, In
stead of $3,."iiJ0; captains $3,000. Instead
of J.'.T.'iO, and patrolmen should get
$.00 more than they get at present.
"It is due to these men," said the
Commissioner, "who ore constantly sub
jected to temptation, that they be paid
more In accordant e with what they were
Mrs. Kll.abeth I.. I'Mnch, president of
the Patrolmen's Wives Benevolent As
sociation, enme with many wives of po
licemen to press the Commissioner's
point. She said the high cost of living
made It almost Impossible fur a patrol
man to support lib" family nowadays.
Commissioner Waldo left the bearing
to appear befoie the Aldermatilc Investi
"I'd much rather stay hire with you
gentlemen," he remarked, as he went
CHILDREN WELCOME RILEY.
llnii-l.'i- I'nrl ilumrrril With l'ln
rra nt Ills lllrthplafr.
GiiKitxi-lEl.n. Ind. Oct. 9 - -Greenfield
celebrated to-day the birthday of James
Whltcomb Hlley, the HooMer poet, who
was burn here. The poet came back to
he shores of the Hrandywine this illum
ine to be the guest of the children of
Greenfield. He came to receive from
I hem plaudits and a loving cup.
The old town band appeared In .Main
sttei't early this morulas', one member
nf which, John K. Davis, belonged to It
in the years when Jim Hlley was the
snare drummer und the organization
was known as the Ailelphlan Hand.
Gray haired John Davis blew his alio
horn with zest to-day when the band
struck up old tunes familiar to the poet.
Kight hundred school children
marched ut 10:30 o'clock to meet Mr.
Illley's automobile when It arrived from
Indianapolis. l-'lower bearers were
massed In front of the Riley homestead
mid when the poet's car arrived the
children opened ranks and thrrw flow
ers Into It. The poet was literally show
ered with blossoms.
BASEBALL MAKES COURT QUIT.
Cranils Wntehlnit .Score Too oln
for .ImlKe Holt,
Judge Holt In the Cnlted States Dis
trict Court yesterday postponed the suit
of the Pennsylvania Steel Company
against the city of New York becnuse
the yelling of the fans watching n bul
letin board outside the Federal Building
Interfered with court proceedings.
A Jury had been empanelled with ex
treme difficulty, for the talesmen had
had to shout their answers Into the ear
of the court stenographer, and when
Herzog knocked a three bagger Judge
"Gentlemen, I think we had better
surrender to the Giants."
Tho Pennsylvania Steel Company,
which supplied the steel used in the
construction of the Queensboro llrldge,
has received only $6,200,000 nnd Is suing
the city to recover the rest of the price
stipulated In the contract. On tho
ground that tho bridge Is overloaded and
cannot stand the full amount of traffic
specified the city refuses to pay.
The Qase will be called again this
OFF FOR BIO BALLOON RACE,
America's Tram Will Hall To-day
for International Contest,
II. E. Hunnswell, John Watts and John
Herry, representing the American team for
the International hallnon race to be started
from Btuttgart. Germany, October 27, will
all for Europe this morning.
These annual contests were Inaugurated
by .lames Gordon Bennett in I WK) for com
petition between the various clubs repre
sented in the International Aeronautic
The six contests have lieen won respen
tlvely by Lieut. Minn, of the Aero Club
of America; Oscar Lrbsloh of the Ueiitseher
l.urucmiTer vernuno roi, neiiaeeK ot the
Aero Club Suisse; K. W. Mix. Alan H,
for distance with of 1, 173. 9 inlles, and liana
UericKa, oi ma Aero i niu oi normally.
Anew hM won three of the als event.
PERKINS THE GUIDE
Mcf'orinlck Ilcpresentiitlvo THe
IiIioikmI II iin Six Times n )ny,
Areonliiijr to Testimony.
DKSK AT J. I MOHUA.V.S
I'. I). Miilrilckntiff Tells How
Milwaukee Co. Wns Acquired
in (ioveriiinent Suit.
CtltcMiO, Oct. 0. Testimony to-day
in the Government suit to dissolve the
International Harvester Company re
vealed the prominence or George W.
Perkins in assembling the various integ
ral parts of tho big reaper company
and indicated that a representative of
j the McCormlcks hod a desk in the office
of l' Morgan A Co. during a part of
the time that the merger was being worked
Contradictory evidence was developed
when P. D. MiddlekaufT, president of tho
'Acme Harvester Machine Company of
Peoria, an Independent concern, was
put on the stand for the Government.
Mr. MiilflleknnfT satil tlmt he liml mini
to New York for a conference with Mr.
Perkins at the personal direction of Cyrus
If. McCormick. .Joseph It. Darling
Minted out that in the Missouri suit In
1007 Mr. McCormick testified as rollows:
"Do you know P, D. Middl"kaulT?"
"No, sir, t do not," replied Mr. McCor I
"Do you know how Mr. Perkins hap
pened to securo the good oftlces of Mr,
I do not," was the reply
Mr. MiddlekaufT, who previous to I0O1
was sales manager for the Peering Har
vester Comnan v. had lieoonipmi biitmrt.int
factor in the situation lieeause lie was
in tne midst of negotiating un option
on the Milwaukee Harvester Conmanv
when It was decided to organize the
International Harvester Company, He
had concluded an arrangement bv which
ho could secure an option on payment
of tlOO.iXKi when the McCormick coniny
heard of it, and be was invited to a con
ference with Cvrus and Harold McCor
mick, he testified.
Hearing a letter of introduction to
(ieorge W. Perkins, together with In
structions to imt himself under Mr. Per
kins s orders, Mr. MiddlekaufT then went to
New York, arriving there on Juno 10.
1902. Mr, MiddlekaufT also carried a let
ter instructing Win to assign tho option
he held on the Milwaukee coniMtiy to
J. P. Morgan A- Co., or anv srson
designated by Morgan.
Pencilled on the Kick id this wero vari
ous notes advising him how to proceed
on his arrival, among them lieing the
"De on your guard regarding Judge
Gary. He may lie on tho train."
That the organizers wero worried over
the rapid approach of the time when the
Milwaukee option would oxpire was in
dicated in the activities of the next few
weeks. For part of tho time Mr. Middle
kaufT used a desk in the Morgan oftlooi,
and asido from this was instructed to
keen in close enough touch with (ieorge W
Perkins so that lie could lie reached at an
itiRlant's notice. For a considerable
period he called. Mr. Perkins over the tel
ephone from four to six times each diy,
Mr. Middlekaurr testified that in IWiO
the McCormick, Deering. Chumpion, Piano
and Milwaukee companies did Hi to M
tier rent, of the harvester implement
business in the United States.'
"Competition was general anil very
lieen at that time, said the witness
i...i. . . . ...T V i. .
Iir r . ft" C', '
tional Harvester Company finally ".H-ured
cvntrol of the Milwauket-corporation in
. . '
NAGEL PLEDGES REVISION.
riililurl MrmlMT Sn TnrlfT Must
He Iti-ilsiinillil) Itrdiieeil.
"Tlie Taft administration has suffered
from want of observers more than uny
IIiIiik else," Secretary of Commerce and
Uibor Charles Nugel said yesterday
"No other Administration has so fully
carried out the pledges of Its platform,"
Mr. Nagel was talking to 500 men at
a noonday meeting of the Huslnes.s
Men's League at 434 Hroudway He
challenged any one to take up, point by
point, the Itepuhllran platform of 1U0H
and Indicate where pledges bad not been
"The leal difficulty," he said, "was
that all the planks were exhausted and
new ones had to be devised. The Repub
lican party hus peimltted Itself to lie
too much on the ilefensle."
Mr. Xagel said that the Itepubllcans
must see to It that the tiirlff Is reason
ably reduced, anil he added:
"We must depend more and more 011
a merchant marine as the tin irr Is re
vised downward. We cannot regulate
ships thut carry merchandise as long
as they nre under foreign flags. This
Administration has dune much toward
building up a merchant marine and Is
willing to do more."
STRAW VOTE FAVORS TAFT.
I'HLen on Smith est l.liulleil run.
f rlliutloim tri Siniill.
Here's 11 straw vote thut favors Pres
ident Tuft. It was taken on the South
west Limited between Altoona and
Rochester u few days ugu and gave
Taft IM, Wilson 17, .Roosevelt 1-'.
This Information cutno from Repub
lican State headquarters yesterday
along with the news that a lot of con
tributions are coming Into the campaign
fund, but that most of them nre tiny.
In one envelope that came yesterday
was Hi cents In stamps with u "God
bless Job Hedges." Merton K. Lewis,
chairman of the executive committee,
said that bo was grateful for stamps,
but that tlie State committee really
needs much moro money than It has.
Senator Depew called yesterday to
say that he would probably be ready to
make speeches later In the mouth.
SCHOOL "STRIKE" COLLAPSES.
.rvnrl I'arrnt I pact UeiuamU of
Tim nn rents of the niinlls of the 711 grmle
og the Morton street public school of I
Newark who went on "strike" took a Iwiiid 1
in tlie situation yesterday, ami ivlih thei
excpptlen id two or three all or the children I
were back In class. A committee or elglu ,
children called at the City Hull Tuesday und
Inioriiieu nr. a ii. i-cuaiiii, uie superiii- .
tenilent of schools, Hint the entire class
would go on strike If their teacher, William
I Hess, was not removed, Tli children
charged that he treuled them harshly and ,
struck several , , , , . 1
An Investigation is nelng 111111I0 bv A,
slstant Hchool .Superintendent J. Wllnier
Kennedy and 1'rliicltnil lllto II Selmlle in
an effort lo learn who the Instigators nf the 1
movement ure, Mr. Hts.t said Hint thirteen
of his pupils were absent from class Tiles- I
day morning and twenty-nine stayed awiiv
in the after noon The class has 1111 enrol- 1
ment of forty-four
M't. ml,,.... unpa u.i n I In III nuraiilj ... Il.u 1
children who reniHlued away from school I
tnat ii me impiis um 1101 return onieers
from the department of compulsory educa
tion would visit their home.
SULZER NOTIFICATION TO-DAY.
Mlntr Cnnillilalrs to lie tinesta at i
Democratic (,'lnli Dinner, I
William Hulzer and bis associates on
the State Democratic ticket will go to
the National Democratic Club to-night
to be nolllled of their nomination.
Alton B. Pinker will address them and
Mr. Hulzer and the other candidates will
respond. The nominees will bo the
club's dinner guests preceding the noti
To-morrow night Representative Sul
zer and Martin 11. Glynn, nominee for
Lieutenant-Governor, will talk to the
Knights of Columbus at Carnegie Hall.
The rest of Mr. Sulzer's spuuklng pro
gramme, so far as urranged yestcrduy,
October 12, Columbus Day meeting of
Italians, Sulzer's Casino, lliirlcni; Octo
ber 14, reception to the fleet; October
15, Press Club dinner and reception;
October 10, College Men's League meet
ing, Madison Square Garden, afternoon;
German-American mass meeting, Car
negie Hall, night; In Brooklyn with Go.
On October 20 Mr. Sulzcr probably
will start up Slate on a special train.
Mr. Glynn Is to speak In Schoncctnily
on Monday night.
Gov. Wilson will return to New York
on Saturday afternoon nnd will speak
at the Italian celebration In Sulzer's
Harlem Casino, at u Knlshts of Columbus-dinner
nt the Hotel Astor und at a
dinner of the Krench-Amerlcan Assocla-
! nt I'0,ll!, restaurant
other guests of the Knights of Coltim-
bus will be Mgr. Luvelle. John llartett,
Prof. .1. C. Moiiahagnn, Rather Wynne,
Prof. Coiide Palien nnd William I'
RECORDS, SAYS LAWYER
Were Made to Throw Suspicion
on Defendants iif 1; nii
iNnu.s'Afous. Oct. o. Attorney Unrd-
ing, spe.-tkiug for the defendants in the
dynamiting cases to-day, denied every
material statement of District Attorney
Miller resiM-cting the proor that would
be offered and iusided that no iron-
,.-b.... i i....i..i. r i
worker has knowledge or dynamiting
exoept the two McNumaras and Ortie
McManigal. Mr. Harding intimated that
the records of the prosecution were for-
geries and so kept by John J. McNamaru
that they would put suspicion on the
defendants if ever made public.
"The evidence will show," said Attorney
Hurding, "that the defendants did not
even know, until they were nppriwd of
it by the newspapers, that Ortie K. McMau
igal had carried any dynamite in a paxseu
Clifford U-ingMlale, attorney for de
feiidnnts Hrown and McCuin. Nild tliat the
evidence would show Brown was not even
an offuvr of the Kansas City local when
the first two explosions took place. The
.... ..... i ! , .
I ...... . ', .
oiii.-i . u f-iusiuus occurring uuring , fr oin that I have and saying, "A plague
Brown's administration were at the i l"i '""h ,lf ur houses; I will have iiolhlig
Vnnston I'uriince Works und at the Witn-I'"1" "llh either or ) our machines "
iner Htidge. The Yatihton company had 1 During his speech' nt the Canastota
no ironworkers employed and the' iron-1 meeting Mr. Straus said:
workers had no quarrel with it. Mid' u one meeting whiih I addte.-ed ves.
Laiigsdale. I he explosioii at tlie iin-1 ., nMtl.r r the Progresslv,. comity
llll-l III lllKl'. "IIII II .'lU.ll.lUIKill hlVK ll.l
did at I lie order of J. J. McN'oniara, merely
meant mat .Mc.Namara s "arch enemy.
il,.. l,.cii,,t..,.L-.M .r-l,..li !.,
i' oh aillii; li:'lS
' '''' .'"''''' " wi'" ,hT MploHiJn.
! """r l1,1J"..of ,'"eie. representing
Vlillpiu.ti 1 M.t.lfln.t' ..f !.. ....I ! .
' 'I"' l"(l . ., r. ,(I llllll.. I I.IJKIIIS
und Hiram ('line of Miincie. indicted car-
I "'liters, said:
"The jury must find that our clients
did some act to further, piomote and
advance the conspiracy, if they w.ne not
aware of the full scope of the conspiracy
and knew its object and what was going
to Is done and was lieing done."
Is that a statement of fact? asked
Judge Anderson, and when Ball said he
was maxing a statement 01 tlie taw, .Judge
"It is not a statement either of the law
or of the facts." loiter when Ball said
them was no "reiectable evidence"" in
theca.se of the Government he was stopH.d
by Judge Anderson, who said:
'"We can't allow that."
Tlie statements to the iurv were con
cluded at o'clock this afternoon ami u
dozen Western Union and Postal tel.. )
irranh employees were on the stand to
show that originuls of telegrams in tlie
j possession or the District Attorney had
Wen destroyed. he telegrams dated
imrle am fur n lltfW und frit Pinnlfivopu
testified that, the rule is to destroy files ''r-'Bresslve through reini ng "The Cou
nt tho end of each year "Met Between Science nnd Religion." of
The Electrical Exposition
audi Automobile Show
You WUl See
A Remarkable Assemblage of Exhibits
Illustrating 30 years of development in the electrical industry and
the helpfulness of electricity in the factory, office and home.
New Grand Central Palace
Lcrinstoo At, and 46th St. Q 1 Q
11 A.M. to 11 r.M. VCl. 17 1?
A Cordial Welcome at all the Exhibits of
The New York Edison Company
30 Years At Your Service
PRAISE TO A. D. WHITE
Shvk Ih'iiflliig f!.-AiiilMs.smloi's
Hook Made II im a
mi JIBUTI XUS IX I'TJCA
Candidate Sh.vh He Was Told
Not to Mention Hoosevelt
So Ho Lauded II int.
Ctica, Oot. X Oscar S. Straus, tho
Progressive nominee for the Governor
ship, put In a very active time td-day
seeking votes, his itinerary extending
from Ithaca, which place he left at 9
o'clock this morning, to this city, where
two enthusiastic meetings were held to
night. Mr. Straus, after speaking nt
Itliaiii this forenoon, travelled to Cort
land, then to Dcruyter, Woodstock,
Cazenovla, Camtstntu and Home, deliv
ering an address and receiving a warm
greotlng In inch place visited.
To-night's rally of the Ctlcu Pi ogres
slvcs originally arranged to consist of a
single meeting developed Into meetings
In two tluntrcs, both of which were ad
dressed by Mr. Straus. The first meet
ing of the evening, held nt the Lumberg
Theatre, was attended by many studente
flom Hamilton College and Colgate fill
verslty, the former beating u banner In
scribed "Hamilton College Is for Daven
port." Davenport, the Progressive nom
inee for Lleutcnunl-Giivcrnor. Is a pro
fessor at Hamilton, nnd the students ar
inngcd to-nlght'n little demonstration as
j nn evidence of their esteem for the pro-
I Mr. Straus's two addresses In Ctica
.were largely devoted to attacks on
I Messrs. Barnes und Murphy, and he also ;
tonic n full diir nf rtt.f H'li.nn i,,i. I
1 ,0"k n fil out of Gov. wiison. job
wf iiiiii iwim i M'iiiniivc f-uizcr. in
I this latter connection he said:
No, It is elnlmod that Mr.Sulzer l not
I a Tammany nominee, and It Ii claimed that
J .Mr. Hedges, who is a cetitleinnti sparklltn?
I With etinrillllll ull lu twit n llnrnna f.fimll.
.date. .Vow. J-.m nrubablv will cee both of
, these gentlemen during the campaign, If
. 'r' Sulzer l not a Taiiimniiy candidate.
I wa,l'n eainiialgn aiid se whether he
' " '" -M,lrl'hy nnd attack that rotten
ni.ii'liliie, latiunaiiy Hn , that s respoin b e
, ,or HO ,,, ,noveTM;mlt in ()1)r lia.,r.
politaii city and our state. If he does nut
J attack the boss and Tammany Hall during
! tit" campaign, do you hflleve he can throw
' ",T Murphy and Tammany Hall If he should
be elected lion-mor? If he la the candidate
of the Democratic party, the free choice of
that party, then let him either get under the
wing of Tammany or expose it and throw
And the wime with relperl to Hedges,
if lie l nut the choice of It.irnrs (ind Is not
the candidate of the names nuielifne lei
I him tell the people so and pillory this bos
before the people during this campaign
I 1 '"" "" "!"' "f tllt', 'r'" "
' !L ' ,o " l',,:".J!i ?." .1! ' "iV 1
nun-mill- nnd iu will null .Mr.
fttt.'irkini- I lip -Ylnrnhv iiihiIi!ii,.
c,biit you won't find Ihein talking with the
. I...... .1.1 -
111 this county, bill l td Piiiis..it is weak
I inivie you inn 10 -ay miien aiiimt House.
j;11 ' l ..rU .,1-,,,e..,,d..ilkeda..oi.t.;o
I d;r Ing my ent be siH-ech I wl-l,
'' ''" ll'io-eiel a I knon him
iltl.d I. It'll (if V.tll U, llllll K'., ill. II V'.ili.k
" -" .
t mv one
If in the nasi von bin voted for the
Humes or the Miirphv party and your
fathers Inve voted Tor these parties thete
is no reason whv you should thus continue,
lor I believe t I1.1t I - enough di-Kr.ire tur
Mr. Straus spent to-night In Utlca
11 nil earlv to-moirow will go to Onel.la
meeting. The balance of his
Itinerary to-morrow Includes speeches nt
Syracuse. Auburn, Geneva, Cannml.ilgua j
and a night meeting ln Rochester. j
Itiiaci, Oct. 9. In speaking at a Pro
gressive meeting here this morning Os
car S, Straus amused great enthusiasm
when he declared that Dr. Andrew D.
White. Cornell's first president and
to Germany and
I Ilussla. hud a greater Inlluence on his
' life than liny other living American.
y,.ars nKO HttUl. he had become a
! . . ' .
Like mominT deiv.
Carstairs Rve is trrateful
j . m.
and refresliiniT. And like it.
too. it is rture and unadul
terated. For over 124 years
it has preserved its reputa
tion as pure, CZi
3C irt nnlifw Uiifi
V.!V"V . half
BYV has been
i . .
and agtd in wood.
Bottled with num
bered labels "to
yoa can tell. "
which Mr. Whlto Is the author. An
other bonk which had a powerful In
fluence In stimulating Mr. Straus's prn
gressli eness was "Seven Great Men."
also written by Mr. White.
Tho former Ambassador sat within -
a few feet of the speaker and shared
with him the ovation that followed. Mr.
and Mrs. Straus were entertained for a
short time nt the residence of Dr. While
whTle they were In this city. In addi
tion to his statement that he was con
fident of his election Mr. Straus mado
n hit In referring to the "open conven
tion" at Syracuse which nominated Mr.
Sulzer by saying:
"They tcok ofT the bridle, but built a
high Murphy fence so the nag could
not get out."
CYCLIST HITS HOUSE; DIES.
11cl1t i:nuineer Lose Control (
Mnturc) cle 011 l-'lrnt Hide.
Christopher Benedict, engineer on u.
yacht lying oh the Columbia Yacht
Club, was fatally injured yesterday
afternoon lit Itiverslde Drhe nad
Ninety-seventh street when he lost con
trol of his new motorcycle and crashed
Into an apartment house. Benedict wn
trying the cycle for the first time In
public ami had no trouble until he got
Into the Jam of automobiles and other
vehicles drawn to the drive by the war
ships. Onlookers said that Benedict was go
ing very fast nnd must have pulled the
wrong lever, for the machine shot out
of the strrct. over the sidewalk and
smashed Into the brass guard railing of
the Victoria apartments. The ralllim
was torn down nnd Benedict struck tlu
side of the building. William -Nlcholls
of 27 West 137th street, who saw tli
accident, took Benedict to the Hed Croas
Hospital In his automobile, but tli
surgeons could not save him. He died
three hours later.
Benedict was 26 years old, and h s
home was Stamford. Conn.
RESOLUTIONS FOR NAGEL.
Seerrlnry Tlimikeil for lillrrpretn
tluii if I miiilKriitltin I.aiir.
Charles Xagel. Secretary of Commerce
and Labor, was cheered lost night nt
Cooper Colon by the Naturalized Citi
zens Committee of the Cnlted States In
recognition of his services and espe
cially of his Interpretation of the immi
gration laws as applied to minors.
Dr. Ignatius Droblnskl presided and
Introduced Charles Dushklnd, who paid
a tribute to the work of Secretary Xa
gel and presented n set of resolution!
framed In silver.
Secretary Xagel said he fell that the
laws of this country were never made
to break up families and that be be
lieved now- as always that the son of
a naturalized citizen, whether he bad
yet set foot on American soil or not,
was us much of an American citizen as