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HOTTEST SEPT. 1
Mercury Climbs to 96.2
Degrees, and May Go
CITY WILTS UNDER
GREAT HEAT WAVE
Comes Suddenly From South,
Smashing Records and Causing
Intense Suffering?Little Re?
lief Felt During Evening
Hours?New York 32
I 'i lending with a r-uddenness that
?-nught the City wholly unprep* red. a
tropical hoi wave baked the streets
of'Richmond yesterday, subjecting* the
city to what many believe to have
been the most uncomfortable day reo
?l I'd in a sror? of years. It mal?
|t!';t t'it the moment one ventured
1 rr cover tt;to the open streets ?ni
permeated ."arched linen and tempera
with the thoroughness possessed only
by a :V>rrhing air pocket fresh from
th* Bakery around the equator.
0- wind-blown Chlmborazo the gov?
ernment weather station recorded a
maximum temperature of SS 2 degree*,
which puts yesterday down In the
annals of the local bureau as the hot
t?st September 1 on record It was
exactly H 2 degrees hotter than Sep?
tember 1 one yes- ago.
On the sanr- d.-/\- In l?f'" th? ther?
mometer rose to 92, while on Septem?
ber . ,STS, th' yeif ol the Spanish
American War, the ,-^fe.rd. which was
the, highest for that day up to that
time; reached a.i<l unprecedented Sep?
tember height of &3, Yesterday's rec
,? d t',pptd this by ? 2 def.-re.os. reach
Ing .i height which Is likely to Ftan'I
In a '.lass l-v Itself f"r Generations.
Little Drop bj Muh?
For a day of continuous, unvarying
heat yesterday stood slon? in the rec
o ds o fthe local weather bureau As
early as 3 o'clock In the morning the
thermometer rose above 10. Hy til?
neon hour the. mercu'y rose in the
t ib? to 93, reaching the high mark
shortly after 2 o'clock at 36 2. At 3
o'clock there had been a drop of three
degrees, ill* tjmperature remaln'ns
steady one or two degrees above th?
I'O mark all the afternoon. The kiosk
In Captto] Square recorded a maximum
Street temperature of 102.
Not until ntght came was there any
relief The shadows brought a faint
breeze and fitting clouds, whtch at S
o'.-lock, when 'he list official observa?
tion was made, had pulled the mir
< ilry down to S*. Throughout most of
the night there was little- variation
lrom this figure, while several times
the temperature rose above it
A slx-:nlle wind blowing from the
South got busy later In the night and
helped to relievo the city, but coinci?
dent with It the clouds disappeared,
scattering all hopes of rain and prom?
ising another scorcher for lo-day.
?Generally fair and continued warm."
eame over the wires from Washington
lit- last night, as the Virginia fore?
cast for to-day and to-morrow, Un?
less th' weather man has missed it
ba<;ly. to-day will write a record all
Recalls September) inoo.
The tropical opening of the present
m^nth recalls the period of September
4-13. 1900, which stands on the books
as the warmest September period ever
recorded In Virginia. September I of
that year opened with the thermovhe?
ter modestly at 91. By September 6
the, temperature had ellmbe.l to ?t>.
Two days later It attained 98?Che
high mark for that month The rec?
ord was repeated two times during the
The hottest September day on rec?
ord In the local bureau was September
6. 1S99. when the official thermome?
ter registered 101. Yesterday's tlguro
larked only 3 S degrees of that rec?
ord. Unless unexpected showers ar?
rive to stave It off, the heat wave Will
probably rise one or two degrees
cioser to the century mark to-day.
South \\ its I hlrf ?.iinerrr.
While Richmond was having its
troubles there were sister cities in
tho South yesterdav which fared
equally as bad, and in one cM two in?
stances worse. Charleston stood alone
on the Southern rol) r;ill ?Ith an of?
ficial temperature of ion. The South
rarorina metropolis was the nation'.*
particular sizzle-point and sweltered
under a scorching s'm which noi even
tbe. cooling breezes from across Fort?
ress Moultrle could discourage.
Jacksonville rind -Raleigh both re?
turned temperatures of 98 degrees.
Savannah, Kansas City and Richmond
took third place In the national
?weather average with records ef 96.
Atlanta. Montgomery, Louisville, Ok?
lahoma. St. Louis, Tampa and Chicago
?11 reported heat records of ru S'. w
Orleans reported 0? and Norfolk and
Washlnstton. I). C. registered 60
AmonB the nation's cool spots were
New York (?4*. Spokane (c,!). San
Francisco (?56> and Duluth (Sfi).
Yesterday's extreme heat drove the
people to the city nnd suburban
parks In hordes The accessibility of
these resorts from practically every
section of the city was regnrded as
responsible In part for the absence Ot
prostrations Many rases of this
kind were reported from different
sections of the country yesterday, but
1-i''tie from Richmond
Ife/it Wave continues.
Chicago. 111. September 1.?Chicago's
hot wave, continue.1 unabated to-day.
The maximum temperature registered
?was 93 degrees at I F. M Three deaths
end nine, prostrations from heat were
At the Lincoln r.irk bathing beach
Several thousand persons were In line
throughout the day waiting to take a
cooling plunge In Lake Michigan. Be?
cause of the area! crowd, the police
limited to an hour the time each
*~ (Continued on Thl-i Page.) *
KID MXOY" ENRAGED
Mr Propone* in Sue DpIrIob Govern
inen? for S2.V?.onn.
New york September 1 ?Declaring
'h3t hie arrest m London wag a part
of u plot between the Belgian police
ind the thieve* w on stole the jewels
from the Princess, of Thurh and T?m?
to allow t lie real robbers lime to es?
cape, Norman Selby, better known a?
"Kid McCoy," arrived here 'in board
the Anier'cen liner St. Icon's from
Southampton to-duy. The former
pugilist announced that be intends to
bring a fit for (250.00(1 agalnfil the
Belgian government f"i fain- arr?--?
Mcf.'o> went t? the Waldorf Hotel
bit was told thai all the accommoda
Hons we'r< taken Then he veni m
the Iyorralne His wife h<- say:', was
Jo up.?el by the affair that the has
gone to Paris for her health.
? The Pelclnn police," sa'd McChyi
"are n lot of 'boneheads ' Th?v had
nothing on in' other than that 1 hap?
pened to be living at the same hotel
Si the Princess In Ottend Wheii 1
left for London the' g-t It into their
heads ?hat I had made off with the
teweis 1 was informed by Scotland
Yard dete<i \ < h before leaving Lern
] don that the jewels had been traced
to some one cl"se to the princess' fam?
ily, j believe th.-t my arrest was just
n subterfuge by the police to let the
real thieves' get away and prevent
(the discover} of who nad the $50.000
j worth of |?wi If "
j The former prlzc-flghter delivered
la lecture on ??Health" to th- passen
I g?re at the steamship concert Friday
j nicht and made a favoiable. Imprec?
ision He says he has no plans as to
j what he will do |n the future except
fiat he will rema'n In America
MORE PAY FOR CARRIERS
Posdnaster-nrocrnl increase* ibelr
Salaries to St.ion n l>?r.
j Washington ??pt?mh?r' 1?Under
i authority i-"nl"rr?l by the post-office
'appropriation bill, roitmae ter-Gencral
IHI'^h'-Ofk to-day Increased the ^!^r.?!
Of r'ira; l?-?.t?r carriers on e'ar.d=id
'routes fom $1,000 to fl.ion a year, thus
'affecting SO.000 men. with proportlon
jate Increase to carrWs on shorter
; routes The order will become effec.
[live popte-mbrr 30 This will mean an
Increased dis'-'irse-nent of 14,000,000 a
i > ear. It Is the, second salary advance
for rural carriers made In the last
I four years. At the close of the last
I fiscal year, on June 30, there were 42.
If'Sl rural mall carriers, the aegr'-r.it
!pay beinr 140,655,740. When the rural
delivery system was Instituted sixteen
years ago olphty.three carriers were
[employed at an annual cost of $14,840.
the maximum individual pay being $200
a year. The increase provides rural
carriers adequate comper.fatton for ad
d tlonsl burdens to be 'mposed by the
parcels pest system, effective January
The par-els post system on rural
mall routes can be conducted practical?
ity with r.o extra expenses to the gov?
ernment, except the increased salary
allowance to carriers." said Mr Hltch
.ock. "In my judgment this addi?
tional cost will be more than offset
by an Increased revenue, thus insuring
the maintenance, and, from t'me to
t'me, the extension of the rural de?
livery lystem as a sell-supportlnc
branch of the postal service "
Mr HI'.chrock has directed, also, that
rural mall carriers on the completion
lot twelve months seivlce. be grunted
; fifteen days leave, with pay. This will
require the additional expenditure of
5.a year in the payment of sub?
DELEGATES ON GROUND
I ongress for TcslluB Mnterlnls WUI
( ens rne Tuesday.
] New York. September 1.?Delegates
? from twenty-six different countries
have arrived here for 'he big six In?
ternational congress for testing ma
iteriijs. which will open here formally
on Tuesdav The congress, which will
jcost nearly $1100.000. will be one of
i the most important ever held by the
I American Society for Testing Mate
' rials, and will hear 20r. papers, three
I of which will treat of the steej rail
situation with special reference to
safety. Other subjects will be the fire
, loss, trhlrh is eight time? as great
per capita in the United States as in
Jnny other country, and a report by the
Biitish Royal Commission on the pre?
vention of fires as to which constitutes
[a wholly fireproof building
I Aft.<r the congress, the delegates to
? whloh will be welcomed by General
William H. Blxhy. chief of engineers
of the .United Slates Army. In behalf
j of President Taft: by Governor Dlx
? on behalf of the State, and by Con?
troller William A. Prendercasf for
I Mavor Gaynor, the engineers will be
i taken on an excursion to Washington.
Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
I Thoy will have an official reception In
; Washington and will he guests of hon'-r
at a garden partv on tV? White House
lawn. Several receptions arft planned
for tiheth in NV-w York.
FIRE IN M0ULTRIE
ftnllviny Odlre 'XnlldliiK nnd Wnrrhnine
Moultrle, Qa., September 1?Tho
Georgia Northern Railways general
[office building and freight warehouse
|w-as destroyed by fire early to-day.
The Colqultt Lumber Company's office
I 111 the building nlso was destroyed.
'Both companies lost valuable records.
The loss, on building is estimated at
Ooo and on freight an ofjual amount.
The property was partly Insured.
arm Weather Promised
for Southern States
Wnshlncton. September 1.?Worm
weather over the Middle West nnd
l In the Fatstern nnd V..ii?liern States
I Im predicted for ?he coming Meek
by ?hc Wenthrr Bureau, Tempera?
tures below norninl nre announced
for the Northwestern Slntes, the
Rocky MntintJiln nnd i'lnteuii re?
gions and (he Paelftc Cnust states.
Showers In (he Northwestern
Mules and In the Northern Sta(es
from Minnesota eoslwnrd nre ludl
en(eil by low barometric pressure
which will prevail Monday and Tucs
dnv. Thts disturbance probnb'y will
move eastward (<> (he Mississippi
^"nllo> by Wednesday nnd prevail
over the Rastern Stntes (he ln((er
l?iir( of ?Jie week. ,
There are presen( Indication*,
according (o the Weather Bureau, of
n i]te>(urhnnrr In (he Wes( Indies.
Whole World Renders
Hot nag?- to the Dead
EACH ARMY POST
Leaders in Every Walk of Life
Gather to Kxtoll Achievements
aivl Character r.f Man Who
Founded and Builded Into
Power the Salvation
Kew York. September 1 ?Filled to
overflowing with fervent leaders and
eager follower* memorial hall at the
national headquarf rs of the Salvation
Army In this nty was the official
centre of serv'ees held to-day at m?.r?
than f- or. Salvation Army posts
throughout the country In memory of
?i< l.it* General W'lllam Booth. The
services were also a part of g'mllar
memorials at outposts throughout the
world, all of which being at 3 o'eloek.
considering 'he difference in time. Is
considered virtually a continuous
twenty.four hours* serv'ce. In which
I million? of followers paid tribute to
the late founder of the army.
Services h?re were preceded by a
parade of national and local officers.
head?:d by the national s'aff band Over
600 men and women were employed.
The dav w.-.c. not only on* of memorial
to the founder of th? army, but a con?
secration to carry on Its work for
humanity under oath :f allegiance to
' i.Is sue' eeri;..c son. General Bramwell
Booth The cor.gregatl n sang the
general's favorite hymns, while tri?
butes which the King and Queen of
Knglano. President Taft. Colonel
Roosevelt. Joseph Choate and many
other distinguished persons had paid
to the general were read.
In th? ahsence of K\a Pooth. com?
mander of the American branch of the
army, who had gone to her father's
funeral. Colonel Peart, of the national
staff, delivered the formal address of
the day. extolling the character and
achievements of Genera! Booth
The other speaker was Dr. D. L.
Rltc.de. head of the Theological Semi?
nary at Nottingham. England. General
General Booth's three sens vfrt
educated at this seminary, and Dr.
Rltehie spoke from intimate acquaint?
ance with the family.
?ervicei? Are Impressive.
London. September 1.?At all the
Salvation Army citadels impressive
memorial services were held in honor
of the late General William Booth At
Congress Hail. Clapton, General Bram?
well Booth, the new head df tne army,
presided at the exercises, which were
attended by Evangellne Booth, com?
mander of the Salvation Army in Amer?
ica, and Mrs. Booth Helberg, chief of
the army in Denmark. Ger.i-ral Booth
apologized for not wearing his gen?
eral's uniform, saying; "I haven't had
the courage. I felt that I wasn't' ready
to put it on."
At Eastborn. where twenty-two years
?>go the Town Council was bitterly hos?
tile to the Salvation Army, and for
two years disturbances occurred Sun?
day after Sunday as the Salvationists
made efforts to establish" themselves,
to-day's memorial services had the
character of a civic function.
Services In Vt'iinhlnicton.
Washington. September 1.?Memorial
services for the late General William
Booth, of the Salvation Army, ?wer'?
held here to.dav in several churches.
The entire ? orps of the Salvation
Army recruits In Washington partici?
pated In the services In one of the
churches, All were !n uniform, and
wore on their arm white bands of
mourning. The crimson flag of the
army, tipped with the white mourn
j ing. was in evidence. Following the
memor'al, a silent prayer for t;,e suc?
cess of Bramwell Booth, new leader
of the army, was said at the Salvation
Sorrow in Greenville,
Greenville. S. C. September 1.?Men
from all walks of life turned out at
th.- Grand Opera House this? afternoon
to pay tribute to the memory of Gen?
eral William Booth. Special music and
addresses hv leading ministers, law
y-i's and laity featured the program.
The Salvation Army has accomplished
much here, and for this reason genuine
sorrow was felt on account of the
death of the great Salvationist.
Greensboro Pays Tribute.
Greensboro. N. C., September 1?Tri
butet to the life and work of the Into
General William Booth were paid by
'local min stet s, regardless of denomi?
nations, at a largely attended me?
morial service held In the auditorium
of the Y. M C. A this afternoon. The
exercises were opened with prayer by
Captain L. F. Butt, of the local Sab i
tlon Army post, and beautiful tributes
to the late commander-ln-chief of the
army were paid bv Rev T. J. Ogburn.
pastor of Grace Methodist Church, and
Rev. Earle .T. Harold, past r of the
Baptist Church. Short appreciations
were made by a number of other min?
isters and citizens.
Atlanta, Ga . September 1.?Memorial
services ewer General William Booth,
late commauder-ln-chlef of the Salva?
tion Army, this afternoon were pre?
sided over by Governor-elect John
Slaton Music was furnished by' the.
Baptist Tabernacle choir, and five
minute talks were made by a score ot,
local rello/ious leaders
Viiet Crowd Attends.
Thlladelnhla. Pa., September 1 ?
Memorial services for the late Qener ?!
William Broth, founder of 'he Salva?
tion Arm..', were held In Falrmount
Park here Vfils afternoon. A vast
crowd ^tt^Wled and olergmen repre?
senting various religious denomina?
tions made addresses. Messages were
read from President Taft. former
President Roosevelt and Cardinal Oil ?
^Continued on~Nlntta Page.)
Order Not Restored Fol?
lowing Collapse of
Revolution of Formidable Force
Is Feared Because of Govern?
ment's Apparent Weakness.
Mining Camp Is Looted.
No Change in Nicaragua
Washington. September 1.?With the
situation ?ui inged in Nicaragua
(that no dispatches reached th" State
Department to-day, the povi>rnm?ni
officials devotee te st of their time to
I conditions In Cuba and Mexico.
It Is felt that with the f?>rce ot
marines now In and approaching Ni
i caragua. all danger to foreign resi
? dents Is practically over, and that
I there will he little difficulty in re
I storing peace Skirmishes and st
j tempts at the destructions of railroad
and telegraph communication are ex
' perte?i, hut no senous .resistance to
; the American blue jackets Is antlct
' fated. No confirmation of the report
! that two American marines had been
! killed in Nicaragua has been roport-d
, tr the department
The fact that an Ara?-|can who was
active in the collection of a lust claim
against the Cuban government was hs
; saulted, and that his assailant appar
* ently has the sympathy and protec
! tlon of the Cuban officials. Is causing
the department concern, as indicating
! a state o? mind towards the United
I State? that bode? more trouble.
Pessimistic reports from Mexico
1 continue to disturb the department of
j firlals. No secret Is made of the fact
that the failure speedily to -estore
r.rde-. following rhe apparent collap""
of the Orozco rebellion and the con?
tinued revages of bands of revolu?
tionists has led to the conclusion that
the Mexican government is practical?
ly Impotent, and that the roving
bands of rebels probably will coal?
esce into a formidable revolutionary
force following 'he lack of success In
Cutnp If. t, noted
Mexican revolutionists under Gen?
eral Compas looted the camp* of the
Verde Mining Company. In the State
of Sonora, yesterday, according to ad?
vices received to-day by the State De?
partment from Vice-Consul Bowman at
Nogales. The band which saeke?l the.
camp, which is about thirty miles east
of Irnuris and about seventy miles
from Nogales. is supposed to be part
of a l?Tge body of revolutionists oper?
ating fn Sonora
vice-Consul Bowman also Informed
the department that train service be?
tween Nogales and Guay.amas. which
has bieen interrupted for some time,
would be reopened to-morrow.
From Consul Edwards at Acapulco.
on the west coast, came confirmation
of the ktlltn g-if William J. Stevens,
an American Beyond stating that
Stevcns's death had no connection with
the revolution, the dispatch gave no
details as to the Identity of the vic?
tim, and no Information was avail?
able at the department to-day as to
Stevens'? home in the United States.
Except for the report of the sack?
ing of the Verde Camp, ho report
of rebel activities reached the State
Department to-day and the warring
factions In Mexico apparentlv were
vesting on their arms
< ortvraunlcntlon Not Reatored,
Belated dispatches received nt the
State Department to-day told of the
failure to establish telegraphic and
I ralhvav communication between M?n
j agun and the s?n.-.oast towns.
A cablegram to the Navy Department
i from Rear-Admiral S'outherland an
, nounced that he. expected the collier
! Prometheus nnd the supplv ship
Glacier would .arrive at Corlnto to?
day. Neither carries trained lighting
men. The Colorado with armed men
hboard Is expected to reach Corlnto
Wilson Is Aroused.
"Ptrty. lying Innuendo.'" This was
among the milder of tho vigorous
terms used by Acting Secretary of
Stai- Hunting/ton Wilson to-day In
j denying a story printed to-day In a
i New York newspaper regarding the nl
| lere?) double-dealing of American min
I ing interests with the conflicting forces
: In Nicaragua, and which was charge.!
] with being the cause of the present
.strife In the Central American repub
The story recited how these Amerl
' cans, to maintain the mining rotices
1 sions obtained in Nicaragua, set patriot
against patriot in thnt country and
"URfd" the State Department to up?
hold their claims While Wilson's de?
nial was comprehensive, he did not go
Into details, or discuss any particular
feature of the story.
Vnfe In aj ii ii n sen n
Managua. August -11 fdelnved In
transmission) ?Americans and Euro?
I peans In the beleaguered capital are
j safe, hut nothing Is known concerning
I the situation of those at Matagalpa and
other places, who bnve not been heard
from In ten days. At that Itme ill was
reported well with them, with the ex?
ception that one German had been
killed nt Matagalpa
The wife of the British eonsul-ge.u
eral here, who Is marooned nt .Ilnotega.
northwest of Matagalpa, got a letter
through to her husband to-day. ft
was written a wee.k ago and snld she
was well. Nothing has been h?ird
from several English women at Mahay a
since the trouble started.
The revolution has not affected Blue
fields and o?h,er eastern coast points.
Rebels surround Cananen.
No?ale?, At1z>, September l.?
According to advice* ri'ceived here
to-day, rebels have surrounded
Cananea, where many Americans are
located at the copper camps, anil an
attack Is' Imminent Bridges leading
to the east have been burned by rebels.
Leading Fight in Vermont
HA III. A XD II. HOWE.
Dispatch to Taft He Expresses
Indignation at Outrage
HIS ASSAILANT ARRESTED
Gomez Want* Statement That
United States Will Not
Havana. September 1?President
Gomez to-day sent a long cable dis?
patch to President Taft In connection
with the attack upon Hugh S. Gibson,
the American cha.-go d'affaires at
Havana, by Enrique Mass, a newspa?
per reporter. In part the dispatch
"Deeply grieved by the statement
made yesterday by Huntington Wil?
son, acting Secretary of State, to the
Cuban minister at Washington. 1 ad?
dress mys.-lf to you. trusting In your
j constant good wjll toward Cuba and
; this government to repeat my sorrow
' and Indignation at the outrage In?
dicted upon the charge, d'affaires of
' tj e I'nlted States by a foolish indl
jvld.ial. perhaps Id response to the In?
stigation cf persons tiylng to make
I trouble between Cubs anil the United
States, an-i to assure you that his
1 assailant has been arrested and will
i be prosecuted with all the severity
' our laws permit and with all possible
The Insults which some papers,
notoriously antigovernmental, have di?
rected against Mr. (llbson Will b,- the
subject of the proceedings which our
I laws prescribe, although they have
.had practically no Influence on public
I opinion." continues the message.
I The message says the recent Amer
'ican notes and Assistant Secretary of
State Wilson's statement to Senor
Rlvero, the minister at Washington,
?have caused profound alarm among
I the<(. who feared that the exaggerated
reports of the nttack on Mr. Gibson
' might lead th? United States Into a
most lamentable error. It offers as?
surances of tho nffoctlon and gratitude
1 of Cuba for the United States and
closes with an expression of hope that
President Taft will make a frank and
cordial stntement In oTder to resfor"
confidence that the United States does
not In this case lntemde to depart from
Its constant desire that Cuba mmn
taln International peace and the best
, of relations with all nations.
Gomes in Anxious.
Havana. September I.?The anxiety
with which President Gomez engaged
I the Gibson affairs was made evident
I to-night, when he sent a personal mes?
sage to President Taft expressing his
regret that the American charge d'af?
faires had been assnulted by a foolish,
Irresponsible person, and declaring
that the man would bo severely and
That there Is some fenr the. Inci?
dent may lead to complications wtip-h
would Invite Intervention Is Intro?
duced by the Cuban executive's ex?
pressed hone that President Taft will
make "a frank and cordial statement
I In order to restore confidence that
the United States does not Intend to
depart from Ms constant desire that
Cuba maintain Internal peaco and tho
best relations with all nations "
President (inmey's message, also shows
that the State Department, through [
Acting Secretary Wilson, has sharp
ly taken the Cuban government to ?
task before the app-'rently unprovok-c.
assault on Mr Cllbson. fur President!
Gomes f.ivs he Is "deeply grieved by '
the statement made yesterday hy Mr.
Wilson to the Cuban minister at j
The statement of Mr Wilson to
Sermr Rlvero has not been made pub?
lic here, but it In understood to have
been of a most peremptory character.
SCENE OF FIRS!
[Eyes oi Nation Turn to Vermont.
Which Will Vote
FIVE PARTIES IN FIELD
Harlan B. Howe Is Leading
Democrats in Fight for
Montpeiier. Vt, September I.?The.
first Important test of political strength
under the unusual conditions prevail?
ing this year will be made In Vermont.
Tuesday, when the first State election
wlU be held. National issue* have
been presented, and the effect upon the
Republican and Democratic vote of the
campaign of Colonel Roosevelt, who
toured the State last week, will bo
watched with Interest.
Vermont has been strongly Repub?
lican for half a century, but the size
of the Republican plurality, with the
exception of three years, has been air
accurate bnrometer of the political
[sentiment of the nation. Whenever
the Republican plurality has fallen he
low 25,000 a Democratic. President has
been elected In November. This year
the entry of tho Progressive party has
complicated the situation.
There are five candidate*! for Gov
ernor-_..\llen M Fletcher, Republican,
Harlan B Howe. Democrat; Rev.
Truzer Metzger, Progressive; Clement
F. Smith. Prohibitionist, und Fred W.
Progressiva leaders to-night declared
that no candidate would receive a ma?
jority of til a popular vote, and that
the election would therefore b- thrown
Into the Legislature. Roth Democrats
and Republicans, however, claim they
CAPT. JOHN B. FELDER DEAD
One of the liest Known Men of Mouth
Amerlcus. (la., September 1.?Cop
tain John R Folder, one of the best
known men of South Ooorgta, died
hero to-day of a stroke of apoplexy,
which he Buffered Thursday.
He was a Confederate soldier when
slxteeu years old He had served ns
I Mayor of this city twenty yetfft. out
I not continuously. He Is survived by
t two daughters and four sons.
Makes Heated Reply
to Senator 1 illman
Columbia. B. ? September 1.?
"A? (o uclpliiK me grant pardons or
giving me advice, I thank you very
much. If your services are needed
3011 will be culled upon, but you
need not n( nil fear being disturbed
from your regular duties along thai
Tills Mtatentenf was made here
to-day by Governor Cola M. Bleaac
111 1111 open letter addressed tO I lilted
States Senator Benjamin it. riliiuan
In reply (o the Senator'* open letter
attacking Bleaae's administration ot
simp nifnirs. The Governor euii'rs
o general denial of charges tint! ho
bus been Involved in corruption and
aays that he bus been "most severely
criticised, tied on and abased."1
Senator Tillman's letter followed
the Democratic State primary, in
which Governor Blense was renoml
nnifii on the face of the return".
\u investigation of the primary in
some Of the Itfrge counties of 11?,
State Is now being made lo csluhllsh
whether or not illegal methods were
LIES, SIL LIES?
EIST Of ANSWER
L? HIS ENEMIES
Roosevelt Sweeps Pen
rose, Archbold, Et. AI.
Into Ananias Club.
LETTER TO CLAPP
IS MADE PUBLIC
Colonel Defends Himself on:
Charge That He Knowingly Ac?
cepted Corporation Funds,
and Produces Letters to
Prove Himself the Great
(Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Oyster Bay. N. V.. September 1.? (
Colonel Roosevelt made public to-night
his letter to Senator Clapp, chairman j
of the Senate Committee Investigating
campaign contributions. In reply toi
the recent testimony of John D. Aren- \
hold and Senator Penrose regarding I
an alleged contribution of SIOQ.OOO by 1
Mr. Archbold to the Republican cam- ,
palgn of 1901 The letter Is a docu?
ment of approximately IS,000 words,
covering forty-four typewritten pages.
About one-third of the letter Is de?
enteil to copies of correspondence by j
Colonel Roosevelt. while President, j
with .lames S. Sherman, now Vice-'
Preslde.nt. Senator Bourne and others, j
and to the reply of President Boosevelt '
to the charge made by Alton B Par?
ker. In 1904. that the Republican
campaign was flnanred. In latge meas?
ure, by the contributions of big cor?
The letter In part follows.
??The 4harg>- against M.T. Penrosa
was a direct charge. This charge was
not merely that he took 515.000 from
the Standard OH Company, but that
at or about the time of thus taklhg
It. while a member nf a committee of
the Senate, which was formed to In?
vestigate Industrial affairs In tho
.United States, he was in constant eotn
I municatlon with Mr. Archbold on tho
subject, and that he submitted to Mr.
Arohbold for his approval in adyani a
a copy of the report of the commis?
sion. If these statements are true, ot
course. Mr. Penrose Is unfit to repre?
sent tin- people In the United States
? mal yt '? the testimony 'against
him Is direct. Apparently, however,
the committee is Investigating not this
charge against Mr. Penrose, which was
sustained by <ll-ect evidence, hut Mr.
Penrose's countercharge, which was
sustained by no evidence at all and
only by the repetition of second-hand
"As regards the statement of Mr.
Penrose and Mr. Archbold that with
my consent or knowledge Mr Bliss
asked the Standard Oil people for
$100.000, or other sum. or received
such sum from them. It Is nn un?
"If any request for funds was made,
from the Htnnd ird nil Company, or It j
any funds were received from the
Standard Oil Companv. by Mr. Bliss or
any one idse connected with the na?
tional committee In 1901. It was not;
merely done without my knowledge,
but was dun" against my express di?
rection and prohlhllltlon and In splto
of the fact that 1 was assured that
no such request has been made. and',
that no such eontrlhutlon had been!
or would be received "
In support of this statement. Col?.
onel Roosevelt Includes here his let?
ters and telegrlim to George B. Oortel
you, the Republican national chair- ;
man, of October In. 27 and 29. 1904,.
respectively. These letters, which!
were made public recently, called Mr.
Cortelyou's attention to a report that*
Standard 'ill Interests had contributed,
(100,000 to the Roosevelt campaign
and directed that the money he re?
turned If the report wcro true. Tha
telegram was one asklnir If this had
been done, and addlnu that thera
should be no delay in so doing.
"Subsequent to this telegram. Mr,
T.eob. my private secretary, called Mr.
Cortelyoii up on the telephone." that
letter continues, "and later i did so
myself. He notified me llrst through,
Mr. Loeb, and then directly that no
such contribution had been received!
or would be received. He tells me he>
saw Mr. Blls.-i. showed him the let-^
ters and telegram, and that Mr. Bliss '
then told hint that no Standard Oil
Money had he*n received, and thati
none would be accepted.
Opposed Hl? Selection.
Mr. Penrose was a candidate for j
chairman of the Republican National!
Committee In run, and It was i> port?
ed to me that the members of tho,
commute- wished to choosu him. Thla 1
I emphatically refused to allow. I
knew but little of Mr. Penrose at th*?
time, but I was not willing to hava
any man whom I did not personally
know and In whose probity I did not
have entire contldence as head of tha
"Mr. Cortelyoii. was put on at my
personal request He ran the cam?
paign almost without suggestions
from me. I communicated with :iim
occasionally by telephone, and genar-?j
ally in writing."
Several matters irrelevant to tho
committee's Inquiry nro mentioned by
Colonel Roosevelt as the topics o8
those letters. He communicated also
with Senator Penrose, Colonel Kooae*
veil added. One letter from Colone?
I Roosevelt to Senator Punrse. dated*
the day after the 1904 electln, read:
"Upon my word! Of all phenom?
ena.', returns, the Pennsylvania flguroa
are most phenomenal?-! congratulate
you and heartily thank you." Colonel
"In all my rornmunlcat Ions with
him before or after election I spokei
of contributions but once This was.
In a letter to him on October 1$, I904U
In response to a request of his that
j should retain thj services of one o4,
his henchmen named Bunn. of tha,
Philadelphia p>bt-orrica, who had hee?
recommended for removal by the. ClvlL
Service Commission beeausa of the ool?u
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