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THE SUN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER II, 1912.
OIL FILES LOOTED
'letters Hearst Got Offered
for Sale to Trust, Arch
HE IDENTIFIES SEVERAL
Witness Declares Roosevelt
Wanted to See Him at
HIM.KS ANSWERS PERKINS
Bonds Reply in Which He Puts
T. R. Fir-convention Fund
Washington, Oot. 10. John D. Arch
bold of the Standard Oil Company testi
fied before tho Senate committeo to-day
In regard to tho "stolen letters" with
which William R. Hearst has been enter
taining tho country at intervals for the
lint four years. It was tho first time
that Mr- Archbold lias had anything
to My in public as to how tnose letters
were abstracted from his privnte flies.
The Standard Oil official stnrtled the
committee by asserting that tho thefts
had extended over n period of nt least
two ye-irs: that his ontlro letter files
had been systematically overhauled and
rifled before ho even suspected that any
letters wcte missing. Ho dors not know
row how ninny unpublished letters Mr.
Hearst still has In his bap.
Mr Archbold has strong suspicions
but does not to this day Itnow who stole
the letters. He disclosed the fact that
in effort was made to sell n batch of them
back to the Standard Oil Comtuiny. This
offer wn made to the lato F. I,. Harstow,
a director of tho trust, by one of the men
mpponed to have been ongnged in the,
theft Mr. Archbold testified that Mr.
Birstow wrested tho letters from this
raui and then turned yim out of doors.
One of tho very doscuments which
came back Into Mr. Archbold's possession
in tnjs remarkable way later was pub
lished by Mr. Hearst, Indicating that
those who had taken tho letters had
permitted themtobephotograprd beforo
attempting to sell them to tho Standard
Mr Archbold testified tnat the only
explanation he. had ever got from Mr.
Hearst wai that the latter had received
the correspondence from "a friend."
'Couldn't Itt'iilrrln Letter.
Th" Standard Oil official said that he had
contemplated proceedings against Mr.
Hearst torcplevinthe letters, buthad been
aivi-ed by his counsel that such action
would ! futile.
Mr Archbold showed great feeling In
testifying about his stolen correspondence.
H dechred there was nothing In the
l-'tters of which he was ashamed and that
h would writo them over again if the
occasion arose Ho defended vigorously
ail ef th men who had been attacked on
I'.count of his correspondence.
Mr Archbold submitted in evidence
Mters tending to substantiate tho state
ments tint havo been made that Mr.
Rcosevelt expressed a desire to havo Mr.
Archbold lunch with him at tho White
House. Mr Roosevelt denied this on tho
witness stand and contended that tho ini
tiative came from Representative Joseph
C.Sibley of Pennsylvania, Mr. Archbold's
friend, if any such invitation over was
Mr Archbold keenly resented another
statement made by Col. Roosevelt that he
(Archbold i had been taken to Oyster
Pay to lunch with Mr. Roosevelt by Sena
tor Bourne of Oregon, fr. Archbold said
he was not in tho habit of accepting
invitations to n "gentleman's" house
through a third party and that as a matter
of fact Mr Roosevelt Invited not only
him but his son-in-law and his daughter
ani saved tho places of honor for them nt
He failod to produce tho Bliss receipt
for the Jion.ooo contributed by the Stan
dard Oil Company to the Roosevelt 1001
campaign Ho said he had discovered
the receipt had been destroyed.
Charl" I) Hilles, chairman of tho Ro
rublicnn Xatlonal Committee, was another
important witness. Ho was called on
to substantiate the statement attributed
to him that Col. Roosevelt spent millions
of Harvester trust money in an effort
to get the nomination. This is Uio state
ment to which Col. Roosevelt objected so
urer.uously beforo tlto Senate committee,
declaring that Hilles would bo compelled
to prove it or "forever hido his faco in
says CnmimlEn Colt 92,000,000,
Mr Hilles presented to the committeo
letter which ho had just written to
fiorgs W. IVrkins substantiating tho
charge In the letter ho reiterated that
Col. Hoosevelt's campaign cost at least
12.000.000, that Perkins was ono or tins
chief contributors, and that Mr. Perkins
himself was m effect tho harvester trust.
Mr Hilles in his letter presents facts
in regard to tho harvester trust that havo
Just been uncovered by tho Government.
He charged that tho trust Is ono of tho
most oppressive in tho country that
Perkins got a fee of almost S3,O00,O00 for
WRatil7.ii.g it and that it has In tho last
ten years drawn much money out of tho
pockets of tho American farmors, In
aoMinon to paying reasonable dividends.
lor an hour after ho had taken tho stand
Mr Archbold was kept busy Identifying,
o far as ho was oblo to do so, certain
Of tho letters that havo bcon published
bV Mr lli.nra, Tl, rt !.. ll,l
to his attention wore thoso botwoon
Wm and Senntor J. II. Forakor of Ohio,
many of which suggested tho onclosuro
' certificates of deposits of varying
mounts, The witness said he probably
"foto nil of tho letters, but In somo In
J'ances ho was unablo to recall them.
"0 explained that tho various amounts
wnt to Senator Fornker wero paid to
n'm for legal services porformed for tho
nwndnrd (III Company In connection
n litigation then pending in Ohio.
In ono of theso lottorn Mr. Archbold
MpresHod surprise nt a request that
narj been mado by Senator Foraker for
money Th witness explained that his
"urprlso" was doubtless excited by the
uh; were en introduced and
wmuied from and to Senator Huns and
Charles II, Orosvenor, a former member
Congress from Ohio. In nnn nt ttiMA
tetters Mr. Archhnld mmil . r.
questing Senator Hanna to Intcrfcro nnd
throttle certain legislation then pending
me unio Legislature
"That Was tho Vonr nt '.trltrn' tnirlaln.
tlon In manv of tho Stntn T.orrli1fltllrna "
said Mr. Archbold, "nnd It was only what
every rair minded man identified with
corporation Interests was doing in the
way of Influenco with his friends to pre
vent bucIi legislation."
1,000 Was for Ills Campaign.
A lotter to Congressman Orosvenor
of Ohio enclosing a certificate of deposit
for 11,000 was explained as a contribution
to Mr, Orosvcnor's campaign for reelec
tion. Somo of the lotters Mr. Archbold
admitted ho could not recall.
Mr. Archbold Identified several letters
written by Joseph C. Sibley, then n Repre
sentative from Pennsylvania, and aroused
some merriment when he observed apro
pos of ono of theso letters that "any man
who would writo as long a letter ns that
ought to bo killed." Ho declared that his
contributions to political campaign funds
in Pennsylvania accounted for tho sug
gestions In letters to Senator Quay con
cerning enclosures of certificates of do-
Senator Clapp read to Mr. Archbold
ono of tho letters written by Representa
tive Sibley on Isovembcr 23, 1003. In this
letter Mr. Sibley said:
Republican United States Senator came to
me to-day to make a loan of 11,000. I
told him I did not have it, but would try
to cot it for hi in and would let him know
In a day or two. Do you want to make the
Investment? Ho was one who would do
nnythlug In the world that Is right for his
friends if ever needed, Please telegrnph
me yet or no. I will ijlvc you name when I
Did you send tho S1.000?" asked Senator
i nut not, replied .Mr. Archbold.
"Did vou ever havo anv talk with Mr.
Sibley about it?"
"I do not remember the matter ever
being followed up at all. I suppose the
mere fact as stated that tho almost In
credible condition uroso that nny United
States Senator would ever want to bor
row $1,000 shut him off from ever speak
ing oi u again, l, cannot imagine sucn a
Mr. Archbold plainly was speaking with
Q. Vou have no Impression ns to who it
referred to? A. None whatever. I should
sny that Mr. Sibley put It on rather a queer
ground. If a Bentlemnn was willing to
do what was rluht he could get ft, urn). I
never heard of it afterward, If I received
the letter, nnd I probably dd.
Invitation to White llnnae.
It was nt this point that Mr. Archbold
referred to the invitation to tho Whito
House luncheon from President Roose
velt. Tho controversy with Col. Roose
velt over this luncheon nroso becuuso
of the following letter written by Mr.
ftimey to air. Arcnuoiu on January o,
tout, and clven to tho world by Mr.
Your telegram received, sorry you ran-
not run over for a day. Think It most
Important that you know of tho situation.
The President was "delighted" to Know that
he had been mlled as to the attitude of
tho S. O. Company, or, rather, "delighted"
to know that the report was untrue. I
think you can put In a very profitable hour
over here. I know who told him, but I
cannot repeat it. I asked you nnd .Mr
Rogers a question nt the luncheon table
xesterday that, if you chance to remember
it may afford you a clue.
I much prefer that you learn the situation
from.tho President's own lips nnd not from
me. He urged strongly that you come
over nnd meet him and said he wanted you
nt luncheon, where he could have quiet
talk with you I cannot solve tho motives
of the ones who put him on tho wrong track.
but he was there nnd told mo the story so
fnr ns I would let him do so 1 finally said
"Please do not tell me, but if Mr. Anh-
bold comes over you tell him "
In ofilcinl life the Invitation of the Presl-
dent'is recorded in the nature of a command
nnd our friend probably construes it so as
strongly as nny one. Should you wish to
meet him, or wish not too so, please tell
me, and 1 will make excuse or arrangements
ns you indicate. Jf you cannot run over
this week, can jou come next? Vou will
get n first class reception and will have n
gient surprise. I shall keep track of mai
lers here and will advise you of any matters
of general interest. The puzzle, however,
Is no longer a Washington but n .New Vork
one, but the New York situation is flreek
to me Please command me in nny way.
P. S. The "hook business" fetched down
the game tho very first shot. You had
better read at least the titles of thoso vol-
nine to refresh your memory beforo you
come over. 'I he boy has Just told me you
would call me at 7 o'clock on phono
About the Colonel' llnok.
Senator Clapp wanted to know if the
witness could toll what this reference was
to "tho book business." Mr Archbold
chuckled 'luletly and then said:
"Oh, 1 do recall some silly talk referring
to an original statement, probably by
me to hihlev Willi relerenco to tlio nlea-
uro I had had in residing the Colonel's
book, especially l no winning or tno
West,' und ho apjiarently made much
of it "
Mr Archbold then referred to Col.
Roosevelt's testimony that he doubted
that anv such conversation had ever
occurred between him and, Mr. Sibloy.
With a view or sustaining air. ruiiieyo
statement Mr. Archbold made public
two letters which he had written to tho
Pennsylvania Representative, tho first
dated January H und tho second January
9100,000 Receipt Destroyed,
Mr. Archbold testified that he had made
a search for tho receipt for tho $100,000
contribution to Mr. Bliss, but hud re
called on reflection that Ix'foro Henry II
Rogers died they went over a mass of
old matter together nnd destroyed this
recelnt with other things.
"o did not consider It of nnv possible
value; wo did not regard it as u thing of
Eleasuro to loon at and wo destroyed it
Mr. Archbold Introduced In ovldenco
a iotter written to him by Col. Roosovvlt
on April 20, isw, us roiiows:
I nm In receipt of your lotter of the 25th
nnd shall carefully take up tho nnmo of your
brother-in-law with the hoie Jhat 1 can
It was at this point that. Mr. Archbold
mado his statement in regard to tho
stolen letters. He said:
"I of coyrso know thnt tho letters
were stolen and that my books and my
ofllco wero pillaged In every way. My
books wero taken out nnd photographed
nnd letter files wero rilled. My oninlon
is that ono of tho principal parties to tho
theft is dead and tno otner is unavaiinnin
In every way. Tho course of the letters
is of courso beyond nny sort of quest ion.
They nro such letters as tho representa
tive, as I was, of n largo business interest
would write to jioonlo concerned with
tho question of legislation affecting that
Mr, Arohbold then askod to bo per
mitted to say a word In behalf of Mr.
' Drnonnres Prnroar Charge.
"The charire." exclaimed Mr, Archbold.
thnt ho was my agent hero In nny unfair
way with relorenco to legislation is wholly
untriio, nnd not loss monstrous, but morn
monstrous, is tho charge against Senator
"I novor asked Senator Penrose to do
an unfair thing. His relations with mo
have been lifelong, but I ask the mos.t
careful scrutiny as to the question of that
relationship ever exceeding the bounds
ef ordinary arid orderly Intercourse with
reference to business.
IjoiiIs C. Iiylin, Assistant Secretary
of tho Interior and formerly malinger
of President Taft's pro-con volition cam
paign In Ohio, on the stand estimated
thai the fund usixl in that hlnto was be
tween fOo.irnj nnd $70,lxXJ. Mr. Uiylin
testified that Charles; P. Tnft gavo nt
least 73 per cent, of all tho money thut
was coutributttbln Ohio,
Ono of Senntor Dixon's allegations
was exnlodcd when A. H. Plant, comp
troller of tho Southern Railway Company,
took the stand. Ho (entitled thnt he bad
mado no contribution to' any of tho pro-
convention campaigns this year nnd thnt
his railroad had given none. Senator
Dixon had test II ed that Mr. P ant was n
heavy contributor to Congressman Under
Charles D. IiMlns. nntlnnnl rlinlrninn.
declared that ho had no knowledge in
regard to contributions to tho Tnft fund
other than what had already been given
to tno committeo by .Mr. Mclunley, direc
tor of the Tnft pro-convention campaign.
Ho'gavo n list of ersons in Chicago who
gave $12,000 to Mr. McKinlev nt tho time
of tho convention. Theso names included
James A. P.ilten. SI, 000: Julius Rosenwnltl,
o.ouo and .Max l'nni, 2,50n.
roniftor Claim ileveloned nn nurrressivo
attitude when ho commenced to question
Chairman Miles as to his published fntor-
view cnargmg mat "more man w.wm.ihmi
of harvester trust money had been spent
Ilium's Itcply o Perkins.
Mr. Hilles asked permission to introduce
a letter 110 lind written to ticorgo .
Perkins. U road In part:
In your letter of recent ante you question
my assertion thnt millions of dollars of
Harvester money wero expended In tho
effort to nnmlnato Mr. Itoosevelt.
Your letter suirgests two grounds for
complaint, namely, thnt 1 said that there
had been n campaign expenditure of millions
of dollars and thnt 1 alleged thnt Harvester
money hail been u-ed. I will deal with
Ihoso two points separately.
I Irst, ns to the amount expended. Tho
public has not been furnished with state
ment ns to sums received nnd disbursed
by you mid your nllics, mid tho careless
business methods of Chairman Dixon in
handling campaign funds, as shown by his
testimony beforo tho Senate committee,
Indicate that no accounts or record wore
kept from which nny reliable statements
could ever be romplled. Hut there were
other ways of ascertaining tho amounts
expended, nnd particularly by estimating
thn easily ascertainable cost of things that
were done, l ive or six or .Mr. Hooevelt's
witnesses havo already admitted that they
expended approximately Jt)tt7,oo0.
This was exclusive of tho money spent
In eastern Pennsylvania, In Maryland,
where n vigorous war was waged' in West
Virginia, where Mr. V.dwards nnd others
wero said to havo been lavish with money
in .Maine, Vermont nnd Connect lent in
Tenneee, xvhero It was freely reported In
the public press that William .1. Oliver,
who (114 not succeed In getting Secretary
of Wnr Tnft to award him the Panama
Canal contract, wo making hi money nnd
Inlluenco felt; In Indiana, In Illinois, where
there was llercn lighting throuchoul the
Stite- In Michigan, which was nlo n real
battlefield. In Missouri, where them was
much nctlvlty; in .North Dakota, w here Mr
Itoosevelt vainly appeared in peron to
engnge in hand to hand combat w Ith Senator
I.a Kollette In Senator Dixon' State of
Mnntnnn, in Washington, Oregon. Cali
fornia ond South Dakota; In Texas, Cecil
Lyon wa reported to have used large utns
ol money. In Oklahoma, where .Mr Priestly
the rich oil nnd g.is operator, wa nn onset
giver, and in Iviislniin. w here tw o contest
ing delegations were set up.
Money to foment Strife,
Jn addition to the nbove expenditures
enormous sums were spent by the llooe
elt management in fomenting strife nnd
creating nearly S00 contests in tho Southern
States and In transporting tin- fictitious
claimants to Chicago and paying their hotel
expenses while there for three weeks sup.
porting their pretentions
'1 hero was evidence cn every hand of
th expenditure of largo sum of money
In Mr. Itoosevelt' behalf, and his precon
ventlon campaign eipenes undoubtedly
amounted to not less than $;.oon,nnn.
With respect to the oserllon that Har
vester money was used In the campaign
certain undisputed facts permit no other
reasonable conclusion. Although you Imxo
been active in the organization of several
trusts, your most distlnctlxo personal
achievement was the formntron of tho
International Harvester trust. Tho pro
motion fee was s.i,4M,nco, Ilefore bringing
tho flvo manufacturers together you had
acquired an option ott a sixth plant which
your Interests were to hack In January,
l'JO.t, n few weeks before tlm Harveler
trust commenced business, its nuance
committee, tnrougn you a its cnairman
(you conducting the negotiations), secretly
acquired its largest competitor, namely,
1). .M. Osborne A Co.
In tho year 1907 it was tho purpose of
the (iovornment to proccuto tho Harvester
trust. It wns quite apparent that civil
nnd criminal proceedings were nbout to be
instituted when you took n hand in matters
anil In a short time thereafter the Mihject
llnrx ester Trout Not Prosecuted.
The Inquiry by tho Oovernment was
begun in IWpO under the direction of .Mr.
Townsend of tho Department of .luatice,
who recommended prosecution. On oh
ruary 21, 1007, tho Attorney.fiener.il tr.-m.
inilted -Mr. 1 ownsend's report to llio I nited
Slntes Attorney at Chicago nnd Instructed
him to take up the mailer xvith a view to
Iho institution of a prosecution. Ilefore
action was taken you nnd Mr. Herbert
Knox Smith, tho Commissioner of Corpora
Hons, went to seo President Itoosevelt at
Oyster Hay nnd tho HnrvcMor trust was
It Is a matter of record that Commis
sioner Smith stated that you (old him that
if tho Harester trust was to ho attack oil
Interests represented by you xxcro going
to tight. Thereupon Commissioner Smith
wrote to President Itoosevelt that "it Is n
very practical question whether it Is well
to throw away now tho great Inlluenco
of tho so-culled Morgan Inlcrosts
lug tho remaining eighteen months of tho
uoosevcu .xiiinimsiruiion ine Harvester
trust was not prosecuted.
When you formed tho
you crented n monopoly controlling fiom
8.1 to W) tcrceiit of the business in harvesting
Implements xvhleh constitute by far tho
most impoitnut class of ngilcultur.il im
plements. In ten j ears the properties of the company
hao increased in vnluo from Jr.D.OOU.oiw
to 2:o,0on,nno in tho same period there
havo lieen paid to the stockholders by way of
cash and stock dividends (Including present
surplus) n further sum of fso.ooo.ooo, If wo
cstlmato n per cent por nnum as n reason
able return upon tho original capitaliza
tion the Investors would havo leeelved in
ten jenrs $72,000,000, It thorofore appears
thnt the stockholders havo prolllod, in
nddition ton llliornl return upon the original
capital, to tho extent of tho enormous in
(ieii9o in tho valuatlon-of tho properties.
Sloney, Not Uprising nt People.
It Is porfeetly plain that enormous sums
of monoy xvero expondod to prneuro tho
nomination of Mr. Itoosevelt nfter it had
been loudly pioelulnicd that ho had been
forced to run ordv because of the spon.
tniieous uprising of tho people ntitl that you
weio one of his principal llunncl.il backets.
The explanation that is inndo In your
behulf is that you hne entered upon the
, pursuit, of philanthropy and thnt Mr lloose.
, Volt Is the only man who win s.imi tho coun
try nnd mako it n fit place for you to tear
1 your children In, Hut nt tho sntno tlmo
ou havo been In euectlvo control of one
ol tho most opprcsslwi trusts this country
has ever known nnd you still cling to your
connection with this monopoly .Men may
well douht thorofore whetfler tho solo mo
live for your political activities U the cman-
elpatlon of suffering mankind from social
Is It strange that the man In the street
concludes thnt the, folium to lnlst upon
your retirement from tho trust Indicates
1 11.11 somo motive must ns niriung 111 the
background which Is very powerful, nnd
will he not conclude that you and your
"Interests" havo been to tho candidacy of
Mr, llooevelt "ns rivers of water In n dry
place and Iho shadow of a gtcnt rock in a
Sni Tanners Hnve
"I submit." said Mr Hilles. "flint tho
farmers of the country h.ivo paid the
tuper and mo promoter in tno case or mo
harvester trust I think they ha-o
fattened nt tho expense of tho fanner
to the extent of $100,000,000,"
Senator Oliver asked Mr. Hilles If ho
had read an oixm letter from Thomas W.
... Xl'llt!..... I II I..
ho stated that he. Mr. I'iwson. hud con
tributed r.lmost Sioo.ooo toward ad
vert isim; the Itoosovelt Interets.
"It wrs freely reported," replied Mr.
Hilles, "that when xvo were in Mrtasachu-
colts Mr, I.awsnn stated thnt bo bad
liet $100,000 on Roosevelt s account and
thnt bo would niend Sloo.ooo. That Is
It is i'X'cted that kiwson will lie
called us u witness.
The hearing xvill lo resumed to-morrow
with W, S. Kdwards of West Virginia,
K. T. Htotesbury or Philadelphia, Fred
W, Upham of Chicago and 8. Aronowitz
of New York testifying.
PERKINS'S LIVE MOUSE.
Was Trust ffnbatdlarr Posing
Independent, 'Witness Admits,
CmcAdo, Oct, 10. Moro sidelights
on the protnlnenco of Oeorgo W. Perkins
in tho formation of tho International
llarx-ester Company nnd tho dual rolo
of a subsidiary company parading as an
Independent in comiwtition xvith another
adjunct of tho organisation wero tho
principal features to-day In tho dis
solution suit of tho Oovernment.
Silas J. Llewellyn, formerly vice-presi
dent of tho Piano Company nt West Pull-,
man, and N. H. Utley, manager of tho
purchasing department of tho Harvester
combination, xvero tho witnesses.
"I went to New York with Mr. Jones,
president of tho Piano company, In July,
1002," said Mr. Llewellyn, "in response to a
despatch from Mr. (Inry, xvho arranged
for a meeting xvith Mr. Perltlns. Mr.
Perkins outlined his plans. Ho had an
idea that tho harx'ester business could be
x'nstly improved by a consolidation."
Mr. Utley xvas tho organizer of the
Keystone Company of Sterling, III., nnd
Attorney Orosvenor elicited from him
thnt In H4)o customers were assured that
tho reports that tho combination had
ubsorlM'il tho stock of tho Keystone
company xvero uniruc, aitiiougli it had
been taken over by tho Harvester organi
zation two years before.
Tho text of an advertisement in a farm
journal dated April 11. 1003, elicited
laughter. It read:
"lletter a livo mouse than a dead school
master." Tho advertisement was Illustrated xvith
n coffin containing a corpse nnd a livo
mouse 011 top.
"Tho coffin xvas Intended to conx-ev tho
Idea that it contained the I). M. Osborno
t onipany us a dead member absorbed
by th- International company, wasn't
it?" inquired Mr. Orosvenor.
"Yes," replied tho xvitno.
"And tho livo mouse, the Keystone, as
an independent comimny, nnd oven nt that
the Keystone company was and bad lieen
a member of the International Harvester
Company for two years and the I). M.
Osborne Company was also n iart of the
To both questions an affirmative answer
STRAUS CANCELS DAY'S DATES.
Tired, lie tVIII Kent at Itochmter
Rochester, X. Y., Oct. 10. After a
successful day, leaving I'tlcn this morn
ing nnd running through the central
nnd western New York towns and vil
lages, Oscar S. Straus nrrlved In Itoch
esler to-night at S:15 from Cnnnn
dalgua nnd addressed a crowd of 6,000
In Convention Hall. He spoke from his
train for ll'o minutes this afternoon at
Waterloo and from there he went to
Oeneva nt 4:"i0 nnd addressed a big
gathering In Smith Opera House for ten
Ho nrrlved In Cnnnndalgun
nt G: 10" to-night nnd addressed nnother
big meeting In Davidson Theatre.
Accompanying him wns Prof, Fred
erlcl: M. Davenport, candidate for Lieu
tennnt-Ciovernor, nnd on bis nrrlx'al
hero he was joined by Cnrlos F. Alden
of Iluff.ilo, candidate for Court of Ap
peals Judge. Kscorted by marching
clubs nnd bended by n band tho party
xvent right to Convention Hall from Xh-i
station. Tho Juno Addnnis chorus of
women snug beforo nnd during the
meeting. Speaking of tho bosses, Mr.
I will make a failure of nil the bosses,
but I will not m.ikn n failure for the
only boss 1 recognize, that Is the people
i,r the Ihnnlie State. If 1 nm elected
and I tell ou, my fi lends, I have been
I through many counties of this State and
1 I think I can safel say to you I will he
! elected I do not propose you the milieu.
ilium, because 1 ,hi not think you ore quite
ready for It, hut -I tell you what I will
do. f am going to glx-e you a straight
forwiiid, honest, fearless, economical, ef
ficient business ndmlnlbtrntlon. Hy this
I mean that every dollar that will he taken
from the people In taxes shall bo ex
pended for the welfare of tho people nnd
Mr. Straus's plans for to-morrow nnder-wentncliiitigoto-night
Ho basdeeided to
remain at the Seneca Hotel nil duv to
morrow. Messrs. Dax'onport nnd Alden
d intermediate towns and xvill come
bad; to Newark and Lx'ons. in Wiivno
county, Saturday morning, xvhero it is
expected Mr. Straus will join them. Ho
uccmcu nun no neeueu resit.
STEEL NOT FOR T. R HE SAYS,
Qnotca llovr, Jones A Co. to Sborr
Directors Optiosp lllin,
Dulotii, Oct. 10, Col. Itoosovelt de
voted most of his address hero to criti
cism of Oov. Wilson, whom ho charged
with making assertions which when ho
found ho could not substantiate ho at
tempted to explain away by attributing
to them n meaning they did not possess.
Ho quoted from Oov. Wilson's writings
on immigration and tho recent qualifying
explanations of tho nominee, Ho at
tacked him for his statements that tho
United States Steel Corporation Is sup
porting tho Progressiva party "in thought"
nnd ho said:
I havo nn Interesting comment on (lis
nccurnry of Mr. Wilson's own, "thought"
In tho shape of a statement freru tho Wall
Street organ on this very subject. Tho
day after .Mr. Wilson mndo his pueblo
speech Messrs, Dow, Jones A Co,, pub-
Ushers of Iho Wnll Nlrcrl Journal, sent
titer tho Stock I'.xchnnuo wires to various
brokers Iho following telegram'
"According to 11 director of th I'nlted
Slates Steel Corporation, If Ilooaovelt gels
Ihrco voles from Iho directorate of tho
Hlewl Corporation he will ho lucky 'I hero
nro now twenty-three Ijiilted States Steel
directors snd, according to this Steel cor
poration representative, Wilson will get
more votes than TaU. Rooterelt will run
Best Equipped Train in
in 18 Hours
with every appointment for comfort and every
facility for an evening of ease and a night of
rest. Superior dining car service.
4.00 P. M.
For tickets,' delivered at home; office; or hotel; for Pullman reservations and any Information;
Sew Tork Telephone "Madlton Sqaare 7QOO" .
Brooklyn Telephones "Main 3310" "Proipect .TlOO" "
C. STUDDS, District Passenger Agent WM. PEDRICK, Jr., Assistant District Passenger Agent
263 Fifth Avenue (Cor. 29th Street), New York City
For train arrivals and station Information telephone i'Chelsen 7400"
1 PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
a bad third among these twenty-three
directors. I)ow, .Ionks ,V('o."
This is nn authoritative statement In tho
matter. Mr. Wilson's statement that the
Steel trust men nro supportlne me. even In
their"thoucht," Is slmply.not Innceord with
the fncis. and morcox'er It was not what he
said, nnd Itiwns not what any rensonahle
man could have Interpreted his speech ns
WILSON BUSY IN CHICAGO.
Una T it ii nic Mcotllius llralilra Itr
crptluna and n I'nrsilr.
CniCAOO, Oct. 10. Oov. Woodrow
Wilson from the time of his arrival at 9
o'clock In tho morning until midnight xiras
hustled from ono section of tho city to
another to fill the engagement.-, that had
lioen made for him. Tho Hched.uk) in
cluded n panido in automobiles through
the downtown financial nnd shopping
district, receptions nt tho Iroquois nnd
Southern clubs, another puhlio reception
nt tho Congress) Hotel, a conference xvith
hi.s political miinugvrfl, a nMech nt
MeVicknrV Theatre, nt noon and a wjcond
long address to-night at tho Sox-otith
Heglment Armory. At both MoVlcker'n
Theatre und .Seventh Heglment Armory
meetings hundreds xvero unable to gain
Ho mndo this reference to tho third
party platfoim und tho uteel trust:
"When I wild in 0110 of my )ceches
that tho trust programmo of tho third
party had tho nupKrt of tho steel trust
Mr. ltoobevclt KoeuiH to think I Bald ho
was supported by tho Mool trust. In fact
I don't know whether ho in or not, but
it is apparent ho is supporting tho ideas
of tho Bteel trust."
Secrecy xxith xUiich agenta of tho ln
terostH hook to cloak their movements
enmo iu for comment. The Governor
"There Is too much of this hnblt of talk
ing behind tho hands. After I wan elected
(lovernor men would lieckon 1110 into
0110 corner of my ollico or suggest that
wo go to another room, and 1 had somo
dinicilltyjn making them understand that
tho osn door xvas tho Bymbol of my
relations with tho jiooplo of .Vow Joiwy,"
Srnntur Hoot InuirovlMK,
Clinton, N. V Oct. in.-I'nlted States
Senator Kllhil Itoot, xvho Ims lieen conllned
to his bed iu his homo on College Hill for
nliout a weult with a severe attack of urip,
continues to Improve.
It Is unlkoly hu will ho uhlo to do nny
speal.im; between now and the election.
GIRL HELD AS A FORGER.
Alleged to Have Rot $.10,000 on
1'rnnU IlorTalot's Niimr.
TniiNTON-, X, J Oct. 10. On tho com
plaint of Krunk X. nnffstot, president
of tho 1'rcs-sed Steel Car Company of
Pennsylvania, XIIbs Ho.ey Wells, nn
elglitcen-ycnr-ohl girl, xvas nrrested
hero to-day, charged with the forgery
of checks by xvhlcli lie Is paid to huvo
been defrauded of 530,000". , All tho
checkH were drawn upon tho German
Xatlonal Hnnk of I'ltttihurg, of which
Uoffstot In president.
Jllsa Wells wna known In Pittsburg
ns un nrtresa nnd passed there under
the nnmo of Lola Glnser. Coming under
minplclr.n hIic left thnt city, und through
the oflnitH of n prlvnto detcctlvo em
ployed by tho men xvho?o niiincs who
forged, hIio waa traced to Ibis city,
where she made nn attempt to-day to
c.'ish nnother of the bogus cheeko.
Jloff.stot, xvho nlso linn n home In Now
York city, wna brought prominently
Into tho Aldermanlu Hcundul In I'lttti
burg lieveriil yearn ago. In Mny, 1911.
ho xvan tried on a charge of bribery and
the all-steel over-night-limited train that -makes
the run every doy from Pennsylvania
Station, Seventh Avenue and Thirty-Second
Street, New York -only one block from Broad
3.55 P. M.
Returning leaves Chicago 2.45 P.
arrives New York 9-40 A. M.
DYNAMITE PLOTS BY WIBE.
Tclegrama Idrntlfled at Trial Trace
Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Witnesses from
many Kastcrn and Western cities
to-day ldcntllled telegrams passing be
tween the alleged conspirators in the
dynamiting cases and hotel registers
showing that tho men xvho sent the
telegrams wero In the cities from which
they xvcre sent. Ono feature of tho ses
sions to-day was tho frequent identifi
cation of Ortle B. McManlgal as a man
xvho hnd registered at hotels In various
places, always under an assumed name.
In tho majority of these places where
McManlgal had stayed, explosions oc
curred during his visit. Tho purpose
of tho testimony wan to corroborate
tho story ho Is expected to tell when
he takes tho stand. The Identification
of telegrams nnd hotel registers Is ex
pected to last through to-morrow.
They represent every city In which
Kockln, McManlgul, James B. and John
J. McN'nmara registered.
Among the Important telegrams Iden
tified wero ono McManlgal said ho sent
from llttsburg to notify U. A. Noel In
Detroit that .certain "work" had been
done. This Is In McManlg-al's hand
writing. One telegram xvas sent by McManlgal
from Omnha to ,T. J. McNamara March
23, 1011, as a signal that he xvas ready
to blow up tho new court houso In
Omaha. This telegram wns, according
to McManlgal, for tho purpose of giving
.1. J, Information that ho was ready In
Omaha so J. .1. could send J. D. Mc
Xnmara to Columbus to blow up the
Caldwell & Drako plant there, pulling
off two explosions against the same
company on the snme night.
Ono message the Government con
tends xvas sent by Munsey, who had
been shielding J, It. nfter the TImr ex
plosion, to ,1, J, McNamara to Inform
him that Clnncey had reached Salt I,ako
City and had got J. U. McNamara out
of that city without discovery of
Identity of tho dynamiter.
John WnnnmnUrr Takea Stamp.
PiunnF.i.riiiA, Oct. 10. Now that the
Tnft campaign has stnrted by the with
drawn! of tho Itoosevelt electors from the
llepuhllcan ticket, tho party lenders have
planned a whirlwind cnmpalnn. Anion
thoso who will tnlto tho slump for Tnft nre
John Wanninaker nnil Holes Penrose, who
have been estranged politically since thov
both contested lor tho Sennto seat which
Penrose now occupies. Mr. Wannmakor
will milk" six HiHeohoH, two here nnd one
each In Vork, Erie, Clearfield nnd Allegheny
Ml.tTlCAlj EVENTS TO-DAY.
First day ot registration; polls open from
7 A. M. lo 10 1' M,
William .Suiter ntnl Martin 11. Rlynn apeak
nt KnlKhts ot Columbus meeting, Carnesle
,loli lleilers speaks at Norwood, Hben, De
Kalb Junction. Itennselaer Falls, Ilruvelton,
Mnrrlatown, Hammond, Pfdwood. Theresa,
I'lillndelplila, l'ntsdnm, Canton.'
n,rar Ktraus eptaha at Albion, Medina,
I.ockport, Tonawanda, Nlanara Fnlle.
'I'hrodore Hooievelt speaks at Oshkoih.
XVoodrow WlUun on lite return trip from
President Taft reteirne to Beverly from
Miss Jane Arldama. Senator Ilayne, Mlaa
Caroline !.exo, Mrs. John llocers, Jr., and
Miss Helen ilnxwell apeak nt Woman's t'o
lllltul U 11 Inn campaign supper, Hotel Aator,
1:30 P. M,
Ilrnry Halt Divorce) Trial Postponed
Reno, Nov., Oct. to. Trial of Mrs. Henry
Hutt's suit for divorce from her husband
tho artist, has been put off until Thursday
8.55 A. M.
FIRST FRUIT OF ALBANY PROBE.
Dance Hall Proprietor Convicted
After Three Trials.
Albany, Oct. 10. The first convic
tion growing out of the Investigation
ot Albany last year hy a committee of
the Senate came to-night when a Jury
found George (Hunkus) Hums guilty
of selling liquor without n license at a
local dance hall.
This was the third trial of the case.
Juries having disagreed In two previous
trials. Sentence was deferred until
TITTA RUFF0 TO BE HEARD,
Will Sine In "Hamlet" nt the VaU
ropolltan Tola Season.
The management of the PMl&flerpiilaVs
Chicago Opera Company announced yes
terday thfvt by arrangement with tha
Metropolitan Opera Company they will
present flvo different operas at the Met
ropolitan Opera House in the coming sea
son. The performances will all be given
on Tuesdays as follows: November IS.
February . February 11. February IS
and February 25.
The series will begin with a revival
of Ambrolse Thomas's "Hamlet." whlob
has been selected to Introduce the barjr
tone Tltta Ruffo. The opera will be
given In Italian and will mark the only
appearance here of Slgnor ttuflo In grani
opera this Sanson.
The other operas selected and which
will be presented In February on the dates
glx-en are: "Louise." by Charpentler, In
French ; "Thais," by Massenet. In French,
nnd'four nox'eltles "Conchlta," by Wo
cardo Zandunal. Irt Italian; "Lo Rani des
Vnches" by S. Wllhclm Klenzl. In French,
nnd a double bill, "Noel," by Baron Fred
eric Rrlanger, In French, and "Marietta,"
by Dr. Ludwlg Rochlltzer, In Italian. The
general musical director will be Cleofonte
Cnmpanlnl, and the stage director Fer
Subscribers to the performances siren
last year by the Phllndolphta-Chfcaco
Opera Company will hax-e the privilege of
retaining their seats by giving notice be
fore October 25. Subscribers to the reg
ular subscription performances at the
Metropolitan Opera Houso will have the
privilege of obtaining seats for the special
series, receiving first choice after the or
ders for Inst year's subscribers have been
filled. Applications must reach the sub
scription department not later than No
vember 1. The subscription sale to the
general public will open the following day.
October Br em
Now on Draught
at Hotels, Cafes, Clubs, etc.
Bate a Co., Importer!. New-Tors'.