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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 12, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 6

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tee sent Chairman Garrett o! tLe
house committee a letter in which he
positively refused to release Col.
Mulhall to the house investigators.
"Without intending the slightest
disrespect to the House of Represent
atives or to your committee, it will be
obvious to you that "we shall be ob
liged to retain Mr. Mulhall until his
examination is completed, at which
time we will be glad to release the
witness, subject to subpoena by you,
and will make available to your order
any and all papers, now or which
may come into our possession in con
nection with this matter."
Mulhall showed up in the senate
committee room at 9 o'clock sharp.
He wore a gray business suit, with a
flowing blue tie and carried a bun
dle of letters and papers in his hand.
He was accompanied by a husky cop
per, his bodyguard.
Robert McCarter, former attorney
general of New Jersey, who has been
retained as special counsel by the N.
A. M., took a seat shortly after not
far from the witness stand. With
him was James Emery, the. oily gen
eral counsel of the N. A. M.. Emery
glared at Mulhall. This seemed to
amuse Mulhall.
The committee went into executive
session to discuss procedure. Chair
man Overman then announced that it
had been decided to permit Emery to
make a "brief statement."
"This is a semi-judicial inquiry,"
said Emery, "and not a prosecution,
and .on behalf of the association I
would state that we are anxious to
co-operate.
"As a great body of business men,
we want our name and the names
of prominent men involved by the
use of the name of our organization
cleared.
"For this reason we have retained
Mr. Robert McCarter as our counsel
and we ask that he be accorded the
privilege of cross-examination of all
witnesses who testify against us. We
also ask the right to call witness to
refute all charges."
Genator Cummins looked bleakly
at the N. A. M.'s chief lobbyist.
"D'you mean you want to conduct
this inquiry?" he demanded,
"Oh, no," broke in McCarter, has
tily, "all we want is to assist this
committee; that's all."
"Well, the committee will decide
that point when the times "comes and
after Col. Mulhall has completed his
direct testimony," said Overman.
Senator Reed took up the exam
ination of Mulhall. He showed him
an envelope an dasked what the
memorandum on it was.
"It is five names submitted, to me
by Senator Foraker to hand to Pres.
Taft concerning the congressional
campaign in Ohio in 1910."
"Did you take part in that cam
paign?" "I did."
The names were not read. Reed
then read a letter from Marshall
Cushing, written in 1904, which ac
companied a check for $200, which
Mulhall was warned to "be careful
in cashing." This $200 was used in a
close congressional district," said
Mulhall. .
Mulhall identified a check for $200
sent to him by Cushing to be used
in an attempt to secure the Repub
lican congressional nomination in
the fourth Maryland district in 1904.
He spent the money and more, but
was defeated.
In another letter, sent to Mulhall;
September "13, 1904, Cushing told
him that he thereafter would receive
a check each Friday morning while
he retained his connection with the
Workmen's Protective Association,
an organization he had formed in
Maryland to work for the Republican
ticket. His expense allowance was
$40 a week and, in addition, Cushing
sent him $100 weekly in cash.
"How were you to earn this
money?"
"Field work on the road and lobby
work here in Washington."
"What was the N. A. M.'s object?"
asked Cummins.

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