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not withdraw anything in the letter.
''1 have read the president's . stat
ment. I am most anxious to treat hi:
and his other utterances with consi(
eration due to the high office whi<
he holds iievertheless, & feel bour
.to call attention to certain things i
regard -to which he dbes me injustic
Not.,of Harriman's- Seeking.
'In his letter to Mr. Sherman 1
clearly seeks to convey the impre
sion that the personal interview wit
him in the fall of 1904 was of m
seeking and not his. He says:
' 'His (Harriman's, and my lettei
now before me, in the fall of 190
run as follows: "On his return hion
spending the summer in Europe, o
Sept. 2, he wrote me stating that
I thought it desirable he would con
to see me at any time, then or late
(He had been, as you remember,
delegate to the Republican nation
convention having voted for my non
ination.)'" On Sept. 23 I answer<
his letter, saying: "At present thei
is nothing for me to see you abou
though there were one or two poin
in my letter of acceptance which
would like to have discussed with yc
before putting it out.'
''Let ine preseiit, the facts:
'On Jime 29. 1904, the presidei
wrote me the following letter, whi<
he does not include in the correspon(
ence published today. It reached n
Washington, June 29, 1904.
My Dear Mr. Harriman: I thar
you for your letter. As soon as yc
come home, I shall want to. see yo
The fight will doubtless to hot the
It has been a real pleasure to see y<
Very truly yours,
''In reply to this I wrote on r
return from Europe the letter
Sept. 20, the opening sentences <
which he eliminated in his public
Now York, Sept. 20, 1904.
Dear Mr. President: I was vei
glad to receive your note of June 2
last, while I was in Europe. I a
now getting matters that accumulat<
during my absence somewhat cleare
up and if you think it desirable wi
go to see you at any time either no
or later. It seems to me that the si
uation could not be in better shap
E. H. Harriman.
"Then followed a series of invit
tions from the White House, bol
from the president .and his seeretar
urging me to go to Washington. C
Oct. 10, the presidellt wrote:
'''In view of 1lie 1 rouble over t
stale ticket in New York, I shoul
Imuch like to have a few words wil
you. Do you think you can get dow
here within a few days and tal
either unch or dinner with me?'
''On Oct. 14 he wrote:
" My Dear Mr. lHrriman: A sui
gestion has come to me ini a roun,
about way that you (10 not think
wise to conic to see me in these elo
ing weeks of the campaign, but th,
you are reluctant to refuse, inasmu<
as I have asked you.'
''A funeral in my family p)revent<
a p)romplt res5ponse5 to the presideCnt
repea5ted invitation, hut finially aboi
Oct. 20 I wvas able to go to Washin.
toni and see him.
''There is some difference of reet
lection as to what transpired at th
''Fortunately, the pre~siden1t hit
self in his 'strictly personal' letter
me of Nov. 30 throws some light<
what did take place. He says:
'' 'If you remember, when y<
were down here both you and I we
so interested in certain of the Nc
York political developments that
hardly, if at all, touched on gover
'Again in the same let ter he say
" As a matter of fact, as you w.
'emenmber, when you did come dov
see me, you and I were both so e'
iged in the New York- p)olitical si
tion that we talked of little elst
"The iRvitation of Oct. 10 ba<
to thle White House to have a fe
rds with tile president. 'In view
trouble over the state ticket
vYork.' I had replied on Oct. 1!
mi giving a very large pairt of n
e to correcting the trouble hel
intend to do so if any effort<
part can accomplish it. I wv
occasion the flrst of next we~
mr down to see you, and I thi
hat time the conditions will
hether I was seeking his .aid
~e the adherence of the state
York to the state ticket or 1
eeking. mine is proved or di
a by this correspondence, ai
erfully submit to the -pub]
er the inference clearly sugges
the president is the pr oper Oir
not so understand it from t1
tion, nor from the interview.
The Oampaign Funds.
e president dwells at length
ilte aUssertiol that lie did not ask me st
3- to contribute 'for the presidential in
n -oanpaign' nor for his 'personal benl
I- efit.' I do not deny this statement, ur
h nor is it at all inconsistent with the m;
d assertions I made in the Webster let- ali
U ter respecting the interview. Therein pV
3. I distinctly said: 'The president sent tit
me a request to go to Washington to in
e confer upoln the pli0tical Conditions li
. in Now York state. I complied, and ti
h he to,ld me he understood the cain- al
y paign could not be seccessfully car- th
ried on without sufficient moneys and jil
asked if I would help them in rais- at
ing the necessary funds, as the na- th
Le tional committee under Chairman a
Cortolyou had utterly failed of ob- ge
taining them and there was a large
amount due from them to the New
e York state committee.'
a ''If that means anything whatever e
it it must be that he was urging me to tr
help the New York State commit- ell
d tee, and not the national committee ,
'e in the presidential campaign, except
t, so far as the success of the state
;s ticket in New York would contribute
I to the national ticket. I
''liat I did help in this re-ard, I
thai. F did raise funlilds iiiediatelv
no u my return from the intlerviev
it withi th( p resideit, is m11lniable and
h to this fund I contributed $50,000.
"- ''I am not responsible for what Mr. he
e Sjierman may have said to the presi- be
dent with reference to the conversa- to
tion lie hind with me. All that I have sa
to say is that I (lid not niect, his us
urgent requests that I contril)ute to D
k statements alleged to have been at- co
u tributed to me by him were false. The oh:
. president was assured of this fact to
2. by a mutual friend who was present
u at the interview.'" th
THE HARRIMAN LETTER. til
y Alleged to Have Written that he Did :o
What he Did at the President's h.)
New York, April 2.-A sensation ai
was created here to-day by the pub- he
' lication'of a letter written in Decem
)' ber, 1905, and addressed to Mr. Sid
X ney Webster, of New York, and sign
ed "E. K. Harriman."
d Sidney Webster is a lawyer and a
v writer on political subjects. His wife
t is a sister of Stuyvesant Fish, who
lost. the presidency of the Illinois
Central Railroad a few months ago,
after antagonizing Mr. Harrima-n.
Following is .the portion of the letter
referring to his relations with Presi
dent Roosevelt in the campaign of
''As to my political instincts to
which you refer hi your lettelr of )e
e eemiber 31, 1 am quite snre T havo
1 none, an(d my being made at all pro-1
h minent in the political situation is
entirely due to President Roosevelt
e and beeause of my taking, an active
part in the autumn of 1904, at his r
quest, and his taking advantage of
conditions then created to furthier
his own interests. If it had been a
itpremeditated plot it eonld nott have
Sbeen better started or carried out. ==
itWent to the White House.
'' About a wveek be fore the electIlou
1in the auitiun of' .1904, whein it looked
(crta in thait., thle state t icket would
go Denmocra tic and was doubt f'ul as
to Roosevelt himself, he, the Presi
dent, sent me a request to go to
IWas.hington to confer upon the poli
I tical conditions in New Yor'k state.
I comiplied and( lie told( me lie uinder
stoo'd thie campaign could not be sue
Scessf'ully carried on wvithbout suflicient
money, and asked if I would help
them in raising the niecek'sary fumds,
as the national commit tee, under eon- s
trol of Chairman Cort elyou, had ut- a
vterly failed of obtaining them, and
there was a large amo)unt duie fr'om
them to the New Yxgk statecomtN
I:' explained to himi that [ uinder
11 stoodl the ditliculty here was mainly SC
'n caused by the up1-state leaders being of
y unwilling to support Depewv for re-p
t.. elect ion as United St ates Seniator; M
.that. if lie, DIepew, could lie t aken Is
Ic care of ini some other way I t houg'hit
w matters could be adjustedl and( the al
>f different contenudinig eleme'nts in the
in party brought into alliance again.
>,: WeC talked over what could lbe done w<
y,, for Depew, and finally he agr'eedl if
,trfound necessary lhe would appoint Vw
mn him as ambassador to Paris. at
11 How Money was Raised, at
k'' With full belief that hxe, the pies- P1
k ident, would keep this agreemexnt, I
)O came back to New York, sent for
Treasurer Bliss, w ho told me that I I
to was their last hope, and that they 35
>f had exhausted every other resource.
xc In his presence I called up an -inti
s- mate friond of Senator Depew, told SI
td him that it was necessary in order g
ie to carry Newv York state that $200,
t- 000 should lie reised at once, and if
C. he wvould1 help I would subscribe $50,
xe 000. A fter a few words over the tehe
phione, t:he gentleman said lhe would
let me know, which lie did probably
mn in three or four hours, with the r
It that the whole amount, including 0
7 snbscription, had been rais(d.
''T'le checks were given to Treas
er Bliss, who took them to Chair- I
im Cortelyou. If there were any
iong them of life insurance com
nies, or any other like organiza
mls, of course Cortelyou must have
formed the President. I do not
ow who the subseribets were, other
ai the friend of Depew, who was
iiidividual. This amoit enabled
D New York state committee to con
me its work, Withi the result that
least 50,000 votes were turned in
o city of New York alone, making
difference of 100,000 votes ill the
"''There are between 2,200 and 2,
0 districts in Greater New York,
d in i campaign such ias that the
peiditure of say $50 in each dis
et for campaign pulposes, not in
iding the watchers on election day,
m1d take more than $100,000.
Saw the President Again.
"Sme time in December, 1904, on
r way from Virgiia to New York,
'Alppe'd anld ha.d at shr-t talk witlt
1, Presidlt. le- hen oht ld Ie Olat
did ill t1hinlk U e.1ar V 1 ap
iinf tPiepvw ambahier to 1'aris
:i._reed, in l't fa vmred lim for
e Senite. T had niot ex)ected that
was the oiio (sic) as to what would
necessarv, but. he arrogated that
himself, and T, of course, could
iyothing further. After that I
ed what infuenice I conld to have
!pew returined to the Senate, as I
nsidered there had beeni anl implied
ligation which should be lived up
'This is the way I was brought to
e surface in the political matters,
I had never before taken any ac
,e part and had only done what I
n1l as anl.y private citizen might;
you see, I was brought forward
Roosevelt in all attempt to help
m, at. his request, the same as I
is in the insuraiee matter by Hyde
d Ryan by their reqnest for my
''E. H. Uarriman.'
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Some of the goods car
elling them at. So do
dvertised. The first th
uw White Goods and Wash Goods.
We have the greatest bargainis of
hlite Goods5 and1 Wash Goods of the
1ason, inlchliding India Linenis, Lawns
all kinds, Pocahuontas Giinhams,
-ganidies in all colors, P'ersiaiin Lans,,
reales, Wh1ite Mill Goods, White
ereeriizedl Waist Grouds, Suit ing, Sea
lands1, 1 oonestics, i-lannei(lltsI andii
tings, worth from i12 I - c. to 15g.,
at thme sensational bargalin price of
c. per~ yardl.
Brown D ress Linen, excellent quality,
wrth 35c. niow~ at a bargain price of 23c.
Helre's a line of b)randl new Mercerized(
aist Goods and Suitings. Plaini colors
d all the lead1inmg shamdes for Spring
d a grand variety of beautiful fancy
aid1s, stripes anid checks, worth 35c.]
>w at a great biargain 22 I-2c.
A great assortmnent of white andl colored
ress Linen and Butcher Linen, worth.
c. per yard, but will no0w sell for 23c.
Ladies' handsome ruffled black Drop
dIrts, also all of thme (different shades,
ing at a sacrifice of 48c. to $2.98.
'UDGE PARKER FAVORS
toiterates His Charges Just Before
the Presidential Election as to
Albany, N. Y., April 2.-Alton B.
arkeri, leioeratic candidate for the
wesideicy of1 the United States in
904, who was in the city today, dis
ilayed the keenest interest in the let
or of E. II. Harriman, published to
lay, especially in regard to its rela
ion to his own charges made in the
904 campaign, that the great 'or
Field and Poi
line of H
mnot be duplicated, and
not wait until they are
at comes gets the pick!
New Shirt Waist.
New Shirt Waist Patterns just in.
[.atest Spring styles, elab)orately trim
ned with fine Val Laces, Medlallions,
uicks and hiandsoune 1tl:nbroidery die
igns, which we wvill sell at bargainl
>rices, from 48e to $i 98.
Dther Numerous Bargains.
White Red Spreads full dlouble sizes,
ready for use, $i.4i8.
Quilts anywhere from 75c. to $3.00.
All kinds of Blankets going at a sac
All oft the newv and diflerenot styles in
>lin anud fancy side nnid Back Cotnbs,
lair Pins and Barettes from toe, to 50.
Ladies' fine Gauze Vests, from 5e to
Wec have int a new line of D)ress Silks
ni Taffeta and China See all of the
tew shades and patterns, checks, stripes
md all of the new patternis anywhere
romn 48c. to Si.oo.
Wec also have a full line of diotted
ttriped and flowered Muslins and( Organ
lies from 5e. to 25e
porate itterests were are coitribu
tors in financing the Republican cam
paign. Tonight he issued the follow
ing statem nt:
"That $150,000 was turned over
by the Equitable, Mutual and New
York Life insurance companies to
Cortelyou's committee has never been
denied, of course. It was testified to
under oath before a body who could
have siinnioned Mr. Bliss mid Mr.
Cortelyou to the witness stand if it
had been denied. It is safe to deny
Mr. Harriman's statement because
there's not a committee before whom
Mr. Bliss and Mr. Cortelyou and 9th
ardware in ti
Grolesi of I
Sthey will not last long
ill gone and then say w4
72 inches widle, all colors, regular
price 35C. going for 24c.
WVe will continue to sell all our nice
b)lack $io 00 Suits for $.1.69.
All our dlark grey' pla(1id r.o Su its
All of our (lark grey cheeks, $12 00
Suits for $6.98.
All of our (lark grey strip)ed $i i.oo
Suits for $6.98.$.4
All of our b)rownl $15 oo Suits for$74
All of our udark blue $io00 Suits for
All of our dlark greent $ri 50 Suits for
All of our navy blue $15.00 Suits for
WVe wvill also sell all our Boys' Suits
$2 50 Suits for $r.98; $r.5o Suits for
98c; $2.co Suits for $1.24; $3.50 Suits for
$2.98; $.00o Suits for $3.48.
ng, New berrv.. S
3rs ctn he stummolied and eompolledi
to testify. Congress has refused to>
uiake an investigation of the corpor-.
ite contributions of 1904 or pass a
law prohibiting corporate contribu
tions in the future. The moneys rais
d by Mr. Harrimau and contributed
by the life insurance companies,
which aggiegated $350,000, was but a
Irop in the bucket, as compared with
the total contributions by railroads
ind other great corporations.
"The public importance of an in
vestiga-tion at this time, therefore,
laln not be overestimated.''
and the best
at the prices we are
a did not have what we
Men's Odd Pants.
Wer will sell our line of $5.oo Panuts
for $3.98; $4 co Pants for $2 98; $3.50
Pants for $2.48; $2.5o Pants for $1.98;
$2.oo Pants for $'r.39; $1.50 Panits for 98c;
$r.25 PaniIts for 87c- $1.75 Pants for $1 23.
WVe also have ab)oult 200 pairs Roy.'
Panuts.' whichi we w.ill sell at cut p)rices
from 23 to 48e pair.
Now is the tirne to get you a nice Felt
I nt. WVe have cut. all of our Felt IIfats
to the( core.
Our fine $3 50 IInits for $2.48; our $2.50
Hats for $1.98; our $2.00 IInts for $1.48;
our $1.-50 IHats for 98c.
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
WVe also carry one of the finc st lines of
Shoes ini town.
We will now sell our $2.50 Hoston Girt
for $1.98; our $2.50 Princess for $r 98;
our $2.25 Maids of Honor for $r.98..
In fact we will give you prices on all of
our Shoes cut to the core. .