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TWO-BIG BUGS TESTIFY
Washington, Oct 21, Big
bugs before campaign contribu
tion investigation tummitteg tp
day were Thomas Fortune Ryan
and George W.' Perkins.
Ryan said he always had been
against Alton B. Parker's candi
dacy in 1904 and that he gave
$100,000 to the Parker cause
when he knew Parker would be
Ryan w.g asked if he gaye any
morfi. 'Hg-sfd about $3Q,P0p
more, and ejcpjaiped that he only
gave this so the Democratic
party would not he. disgraced by
When aske4 what his business
was "Perkins said he was a "re
"At present,"he 'added, "I'm
working 18 hours a day to get on
Then he tqoka djgjat .Ryan by
saying that he felt insignificant
answering questions about con
tributions after Ryan's testi
mony. Asked about political confer
ences of big business interests in
1904, Perkins said that Patker's
accusations were the first he
knew of them,
jerkins said he. gave between.
$50,000 and $75,000 to Republi
can funds in 1904, and that J, P.
Morgan & Co. gave $150,000.
"Said he knew nothing about the
Perkins said he gave $123,000
to Roosevelt's pre-cpnvention
campaign this year.
Indignantly denied assertion he
had underwritten Roosevelt's
campaign for $3,000,000 or that
he was the Harvester trust, and
Las the Harvester trust was back
ing the Colonel.
Four flats at 2220 South Wa
bash avenue were raided by,,
State's Attorney Wavman's de
tectives last nignf, lnirty women
and 45 men were arrested. The
flats Nvere wjde open.
A flat at 25 East 23d street was
also raided. Thirty people were
arrested there, ,
These raids were made.wth,.a,
great blowing of trumpets, but!
there were, lights in the resort
runty Dago Frank Jewis all the J
time. There was no raid there,
although' Lewis has twice been
indicted by grand juries.
o o t
NOT SUCH A BARGAIN .J
"I bought a fine mahogany pi-i j
ano yesterday for $5Q from p. $
neighbor woman." -tl i
"That's very cheap. She goH J
the worst of the deal, djdn't she?" '
"I .think not. Her husband is a
piano mover and I had to hires
him to move it" - 4