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WASHINGTON, THTJBSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, 1D12.
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Wilson's Rash Charge That the Big Monop
olies Are Behind Roosevelt.
'-From the New York Prtts of this morning.
Governor Wilson quickly realized that
he could not back up his reckless and ridicu
lous charge that the law-offending corpora
tions are behind Theodore Roosevelt and
promoting the popular Progressive move
ment. With Ryan and oth'er interests boosting
Wilson with all their might of money and
influence; with Taft's campaign manager
confessing the use of 'a stolen-nomination
boodle fund so big that he cannot remember
items of $25,000; with J. P. Morgan's Phila
delphia partner and i Andrew Carnegie and
John Hays Hammond contributing large
sums to the anti-Roosevelt war chest; with
the bitter anti-Roosevelt activities of the Mur
phys, the Barneses, the Gallingers, the
Penroses, the Guggenheims, the Cranes, the
Sullivaris, the Taggarts, the Cannons, the
Aldriches, the McKinleys, and the Lorimers
divided between burning affection for Gov
ernor Wilson and desperate devotion to the
forlorn hope of President Taft, the Demo
cratic candidate hurriedly backs down when
Mr. Roosevelt challenges him to bring on his
Mr. Wilson must have known that the
facts were all heavily opposed to his rash
accusation that Theodore Roosevelt stood
as the champion of predatory interests in the
fierce conflict between those interests and the
American people. Mr. Wilson now knows
jthatvwhenjie tried to score a point on his
rival by proclaiming his own cause as virtu
ous and Mr. Roosevelt's as dishonest he suc
ceeded only in calling attention once more
t'o the truth that the very influences which
he says are lined up behind Roosevelt are
everywhere fighting Roosevelt with a malice
which amounts to a mania.
Governor Wilson has been tiptoeing ever
so softly over the surface of every issue ex
cept Free Trade. He recoiled from the idea
of making war on Murphy or any other Boss
able to give him battle. He shrinks from
discussing the reactionary New York plat
form which Boss Murphy made him swallow
whole although Wilson's chief organ labeled
its Direct Nominations dose "Fraudulent."
He fears to tread on the very thin ice of
The Democratic candidate's extreme tim
idity would have served, him better than ever
if it had kept him from plunging heedlessly
into an attack on Theodore Roosevelt in
which Mr. Wilson pictured his rival as the
leader of a hallelujah chorus of the biggest
monopolies in the United States.
But Governor Wilson, having rushed
or not; it does not make any difference.
What I meant was they are supporting him
with their thought, and their thought is not
Meaning by "they" the United States
Steel Corporation, not "the biggest monopo
lies in the U nited States." Governor Wilson
made this distinction clear at Kansas City.
Governor Wilson can hardly blame Mr.
Roosdvelt, or any one else, for supposing
that he was thinking of money when he im
agined a cartoon showing the biggest mo
nopolies as backers of his opponent. The
air is filled with charges made by Mr. Wil
son's allies in the camps of the biggest mo
nopolies, that these very same monopolies
who are vainly trying to blacken Theodore
Roosevelt are also his financial backers.
This charge has been utterly shattered.
The blow aimed at Roosevelt recoiled ,so
heavily on those who aimed it that Repre
sentative McKinley, as a witness before the
Clapp committee, was manly enough to re
fuse to- avow the accusation from the Taft
headquarters which the Taft press agents had
credited to the manager of the Taft cam
paign: Q. Have you ever, In Interviews or state
ments, charged that the Steel Corporation or
Harvester trust was contributing to the Roose
A. I don't know. You see, statements have
been given out at the- headquarters, attributed
to me, by the press division. I never read
'em. In the last sixty days a good many
things wero given ont; I don't know what they
may have said, ' --
Q. Ever charge that the Roosevelt campaign
was underwritten by anybody?
A. No. I thought that was silly.
A charge that was thought to be "too
silly" to be lodged against Theodore Roose
velt by Mr. Taft's campaign manager, that
was "too silly" for Mr. McKinley to father
even in the heat and stress of a hammer-and-tongs
combat for delegates, was not "too
silly" to be made by Woodrow Wilson in an
attempt to discredit his chief rival for the
Presidency. He rushed in where McKinley
feared to tread.
And now we have Governor Wilson per
forming, on all fours, a crawl which makes
the truly pathetic spectacle of the 1912 cam
paign. Woodrow Wilson, the exemplar of lofty
political ethics in a great American univer
sity; Woodrow Wilson, the blameless scholar
who taught American youth to fight a clean
fight and never to hit below the belt; Wood
row Wilson, the exponent of the maxim that
the truth must be told at any cost; Woodrow
Wilson, the student in politics who of all
candidates was looked to for scrupulous par
ticularity of conduct in debate, and for fair
FACE RED SOX
"Buck" O'Brien Is Stahl's
Choice in Today's
DEATH IN CHAIR FOR
SHOWERS GIVE WAY
TO IDEAL WEATHER
Teams Enter Game
fldent of Winning.
with strange bravado into a sad predicament, land even generous treatment of the foe
falls all over himself in mad anxiety to get
himself out. Now he announces that he did
not mean that the biggest monopolies were
all backing Theodore Roosevelt.
No, he did not mean as much as that.
He meant only that the United States Steel
Corporation was backing Roosevelt.
No, he did not mean even as much as
that. (We are trying our best to tell what
Mr. Wilson means he meant when he said
that if he were a cartoonist "he would draw
a picture of the biggest monopolies in the
United States drawn up in line, and in front
Theodore Roosevelt trying to lead them in a
What Wilson means that he meant, as
we gather from his retraction, is not that all
the big monopolies are lined up behind
Roosevelt, but that only the Steel trust is
lined up behind the Progressive nominee.
No, Mr. Wilson does not go even that
far not now. He is milder still:
"I was not thinking about money," says
Governor Wilson. "I do not know whether
they are supporting him with their money
TODAY'S BATTIWG ORDER.
RED SOX. GIANTS.
Hooper, rf rf, Snodgraas
Torkes, 2b 2b, Doyle
Speaker, cf cf, Becker
Lewis, if If, Murray
Gardner, 3b ..lb, Merklo
Stabl, lb 3b, Hcrzog
Wagner, ss c, Meyers
Carrlgan, c ss, Fletcher
O'Brien, p p, Marquard
By OHANTLAND RICE.
BOBTON, Oct 10. An air of slug
gishness a touch of the cold gray
dawn stuff In the morning after, per
vaded the Fenway icone today.
It was either the boding lull be
fore another storm or a reaction
from that wild, madhouse scrim
mage of the day before. But while
there was n lack of the old "pep"
to the entrance of both clubs, there
was a certain notable grlmness In
evidence as If each fighting array
had snapped lta collective Jaws to
gether and made up lta collective
minds to go out, play ball and' grab
oft this next batUe.
Expect Slam Bang Battle.
The Giant detachment cunt on twen
ty minutes after their rivals had ar
rived, and. like the Red Box, they en
tered with heads up, ready for another
slam-bang flght. These signs all fore
casted a better played came, and a lack
of scoring as compared with the first
In the early workout Interest as usual
swung quickly from the rest of the sun
kissed athletes In bulk to the willowy
forms of tho pitchers as all pitchers
are supposed to be "tall and rangy
guys" In the public prints If not on the
Held, the towering forms of Rube Mar
quard and Jed Tesreau with the sinewy
systems of "Buck" O'Brien and Joe
Wood were easily spotted. It was al
ready announced by Stahl that "Buck"
O'Brien, his eminent apltballlst, would
endeavor to push the sallva-annolnted
pill through the Giants' bats. McOraw
had also announced Rube Marquard as
May Use Joe Wood.
But a wild rumor was circulated that
Btahl had decided to rush Joe Wood
back and that under the warming sun
McOraw was planing to send Jeff Tes
reau as the Osark Mountain lad has
always been at his best after a lone
Rube Marquard announced at the
Qlants' headquarters today that ho
tipped the beam at 190, or twelve pounds
above his weight at the end of the
regular Qlants season.
The Qlants regarded Ruck O'Brien
with conslderabkt Interest. They knew
that Boston was looking for "Saliva
Buck" to pitch his real game of ball
If he was at hts real autumn form.
O'Brien had shut out the slugging
Mackmen three or four times In his
last starts against them, while ho has
always before been ono of the steady,
unflurrled typo that plugs along over
the even-tenor route when once he
started In the proper direction.
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Standard Oil Head Quizzed
Before Fund Com
GAVE THOUSANDS ""
TO MR. FORAKER
Official, However, Says Money,
Went to Senator For Alleged ,
DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHARLES S. WHITMAN.
Flays Defendant As "Grafting Police Offi
and Declares He Ordered Rosen
thal Killed to Stop Exposure.
NEW YORK. Oct. 10. Death. In tie electric chair for Police Lieut
Charlos Becker was the demand made today In the opening address of
District Attorney Whitman, In the trial of tho police official accused of
the murder of Herman Rosenthal.
The district attorney declared the murder of the gambler "one of the
most atrocious of which there Is any record In this city."
Ho lashed the defendant as a "grafting police officer, who had proved
a traitor to the trust placed on him." After outlining his caso the district
"I know that we can show that a
powerful motive for the murder existed
In the heart of the prisoner. We are
going to claim that In spite of the fact
that Becker may not have used the fatal
weapons; notwithstanding the fact that
he may not have been present at tho
acene of the crime, conceding, of course,
that others are guilty of the awful crime
of feloniously taxing human life; that
the real murderer, the most desperate
criminal of them all, was tho cool, cal
culating, scheming, grafting police of
ficer, who used the very office with
which the people had entrusted him, the
very power which ai his for the en
forcement of law and order, to tempt
and to force others Into the commission
of crime, to extort graft and blackmail
from lawbreakers, and Anally, for the
protection of his infamous traffic In the
purchase and sale of law enforcement,
wantonly to sacrifice human lite, for
the protection of which, the very office
which he held was created.
"Becker sent for Jack Rose and told
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
WILL LEAVE G. 0. P.
Expected To Resign Today
Yet it is Woodrow Wilson who resorts
to such misrepresentation of Mr. Roosevelt
as even a bitter partisan of Mr. Taft scorned
to employ because it was too foolish.
The challenge by Colonel Roosevelt to
Governor Wilson was scarcely needed as a
vindication of the Progressive movement or
of trie Progressive nominee.
That movement gains its great power
from the hostility of the very interests Mr.
Wilson mentioned in the absurd assertion
which he now ungracefully retracts.
That nominee gets his vast popularity in
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known to the voters, that predatory riches i o'clock to mi the prospective vacancies
and corrupt Bossism are his desperate en-1 0VVrbSsh.ecc ZwltZ the
Ptnipc. I J1008""" electors, came over from Pitts.
CllUCd. bUrjj, wlth Chairman Wesson, bringing
But as a revelation of the character of ' Boweit m'S'iFffe1, Bpo0ckewenty"even
Mr. Wilson, and as showing that he is not
above peanut politics in his hunger for votes,
the Democratic candidate's sickly reply to
the fearless challenge of Colonel Roosevelt
is illuminating to those who have been led
to look on the gentleman from Princeton in
the light of a superman.
HAIiMfcuUnO. Pa., Oct. 10 On his
arrUal here today Chairman Henry a.
Wasson, of the Republican State com
mittee, said he expected the resignations
of the Roosevelt electors to bo tiled
TURKS IN FURIOUS
FIGHT ON FRONTIER
.atter, Behind Bulwark, Mow
Down Advancing Enemy.
General Kills Self.
TO WIFE IN FRISCO
Prosecutor Charges Laconic
Message Sent on Hearing
Of Times Disaster.
Tommy Conneff Found
Dead in Philippines
MANILA. P. f., Oct. 10 -Sergeant
"Tommy" conneff, of the Seventh Cav
alr, once a noted long-distance runner
In the United States, was found dead
today at Paelg, near here, apparently
the victim of an accident
CETTINJE, Montenegro. Oct. 10. A
furious battle between Montenegrins
and Turks waa raging today around
Detchlch mountain and along tho Scu
tari road, on the Turkish side of the
The Turks, heavily re-enforced over
night, wero mowing down tho advanc
ing Montenegrins from behind strong
Crown Prince Danllo, of Montenegro, j
In active command, was on the tiring j
King Nicholas had general chargo of
operations from the Montenegrin side
of tho frontier.
The TUTKlsn general in communu ai
Podgorltta, whero fighting began yes
terday, committed Bulclde lust before
the Montenegrins opened flro becnuse
he had received an order from Con
stantinople giving a more experienced
officer precedence over him.
ST PETERSBURG, Oct. 10 Austria
Is mobilising four army dhlslons, ac
cording to the Novo Vremsa today.
Presumably, they are for service In the
Balkans. Determined to protect his own
Interests there, the Csar, the Novo
Vremja adds, has 1,800 cars ready to
begin moving 60,000 men at the first sign
of Austrian Intervention.
VIENNA. Oct. 10 Many villages along
the Turko-Montenegrln frontier ore In
flames, according to a message today
from Cottlnje. Wounded peasants aro
reported fleeing for safety Into the
Montenegrin Interior. From Turkish
sources comes etorles of the Montene
grins' cruelty and of the slaughter of
women and children at their hands.
The outcome of the. battle of Detlcnt
mountain Is still In doubt.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind , Oct. 10.
"Clean house" wa sthe laconic mea-
sage sent by Eugene A. Clancy, In
Boston, to hts wife In San Francisco,
when the accused Iron workers heard
of the Los Angeles Times' disaster,
according to the allegation of DUtrlct
Attorney Miller, conducting the ex
amination today of witnesses In the
dynamite conspiracy trial, but heads
of both telegraph companies In San
Francisco and Boston were unable to
produce copies of the alleged tele
grams. Ednard Hawkins, the tenth witness,
Western Union manager at Muncle,
Ind., produced a carbon copy of a tele-
grnm alleged to be from Hockln, In
Peoria, III., to Peter J. Smith, of Cleve
land, at Newcastle, Ind , March 27, 1910,
Asking Smith to meet Hockln In Cincinnati,
By JUDSOIf C. WELLIVER.
John D. Archbold, of the Standard
Oil Company, and holder of a record
for ready letter writing ,was before
the Clapp committee today. Mr. Arch-
bold developed a much better memory
than some of the other witnesses who
have been heard, and seemed willing to
testify. He devoted the forenoon
mainly to identifying, or examining
and admitting that ho could not iden-
tlly, letters lately printed In Hearst's
The Standard Oil man is just back
from England, whither he sailed im
mediately after his August appearance
Ixforc the committee. He had been
directed, before he was dismissed at
that time, to examine his flics and as
certain if possible concerning' the au
thenticity o fthe letters published by
the Hearst periodical as having been
received or sent by Archbold.
Remembered" the Letters.
As to some of these. whlchwej.fc
mltted Ho""!i!fn' In the TZtgatfnt? Jfr.
ArchboM testified 'that he recalled1wrlt
Ing or receiving them; as to others, he
could not recollect; none of them had
been found In his files, a fact that was
explained by Mr. Archbold'a frequent
references to the fact that parts of hts
files had been stolen.
Mr, Archbold was not voluble, but he
appeared altogether franx and willing .
to answer. One point he didn't en
lighten, that would have been mightily
Interesting to a large number of pub
lic men and others; he didn't Intimate
how extensive was the mass of corre
spondence that got out of his posses
sion and is now supposed to be In Will
iam It, Hearst's control; nor did he sug
gest anything as to how many or what
public men might yet be embarrassed
by further disclosures of correspond
ence of this sort.
Letter For Simbley.
The oil magnate was asked to ex
amine the printed copy of a letter to
himself, from former Coniressman Sib
ley, written February K, 1905. After
looking It over he "believed he did re
member It, though he was not sure;
It looked like Mr. Sibley's handwriting."
This t about as positive an Identifica
tion as he made of any letter, and In
this case It was of especial Interest be
cause the letter under inquiry was the
famous one In which BIbley said he
had "had a 'ong talk with a leadlnr
Democrat. Senator B.." whom Hlhlev
characterised as coming nearer to being
nis party s iraaer man anyway else.
This Senator has been commonly
supposed to bo Mr. Bailey, of Texas.
Sibley said that "Senator B." was op
posed to the Administration program of
gn ernment prying Into private business
affairs, and seemed honeful of getting
"B." to lead a powerful fight against
such legislation. He thought that If
Archbold would like to confer with "B."
In New York, It might be arranged.
Gave Money to Foralcer.
- -'ldltlon to the qualified Indentl
flcatlon of this letter, Mr. Archbold also
'"ntlfled four letters he had written to
former Senator Forakcr, Inclosing de
posit certificates for 115,000. JH.MO, J10.000
and 13,000. He said thes were pay
ments for legol services In Ohio, which
Is likewise the explanation Senator For
aker made when the letters were first
made public by Mr. Hearst In a po
litical speech four years ago,
to a letter written by Mr. Arch
bold to the late Senator Quay, ln--loslng
a certificate for 110,000, Arch
bold said It waa a campaign contribu
tion. He also Identified a letter sending
JI.C00 to former Congressman Qroaven
or of Ohio, and said It waa a campaign,
When the examination began Charles
D llllles. chairman of the Republican
national committee was on hand to be
examined, but was excused for the
time being, as It apparent that Mr.
irchbold would occupy considerable
Testimony scheduled today of rtoger i
Sullivan, of Chicago, and Joslah
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
At Shaft of Mine
SPRINGFIELD, III., Oct. 10Twenty
miners narrowly escuped death early
today when -the shaft, tower of the
O'Gara-KIng mine at Green nidge,
south of Springfield, was blown up with
dynamite. A posse Is seeking men sus
pected of the dynamiting. All of tha
miners In the shift were brought to
safety after much difficulty.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Unsettled with showers tonight or Fri
U. 8. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m.
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2 p. m.,
8 a. m.
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11 a. m.
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Today High tide, 7:35 a. m.; 7:B p. m.
Low tide. 1:41 a m.: I'M p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 8.23 a. m.; I.St
P. m Low tide, 2:25 a.jn,; 2:12 p. ra.
Sun rises 6,01 1 Bun set 1:11