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THROWS DIGNITY OF HIGH
OFFICE TO THE FOUR WINDS
Roosevelt Driven by Par
ker's Charges Breaks
ON EVE OF ELECTION
With Show of Temper De
Washington. Nov. 5. The "president
of the United States has broken a prec
edent. Last night Mr. Roosevelt, driven at
last by the charges of Judge Parker,
gave out a signed and official state
ment denying the charges that Cor
telyou had required corporations to
furnish money to elect the republican
ticket. Here it is:
"White House. Washington, D. C.
Nov. 4. 19u4. Certain slanderous ac
cusations as to Mr. Cortelyou and my
self have been repeated time and again
by Judge Parker, the candidate of his
party tor the office of president. He
neither has produced nor can produce
any proof of their truth; yet he has not
withdrawn them; and as his position
gives them wide currency I speak now
lest the silence of self-respect be mis
understood. "Mr. Parker's charges are in effect
that the president of the United States
and Mr. Cortelyou, formerly Mr. Cleve
land's executive clerk, then Mr. McKiii
ley's and my secretary, then secretary
of commerce and labor, and now chair
man if the republican national com
mittee, have been in a conspiracy to
blackmail corporations. Cortelyou us
ing his knowledge gained while he was
secretary of the department of com
merce and labor to extort money from
the corporations, and I. the president,
having appointed him for this espec
Iit" tJrnvlty of Chiirgm
"The gravity of these charges lies
in the assertion that the corporations
have been blackmailed into contribut
ing, and in the implication, which in
one or two of Mr. Parker's speeches
has taken the form practically of an
assertion, that they would receive
some kind of improper consideration
in view of their contributions.
"That contributions have been made
to the republican committee, as contri
butions have been made to the demo
cratic committee, is not the question
at issue. Mr. Parser's assertion is in
effect that such contributions have
been made for improper motives, eith
er in consequence of threats or in con
sequence of improper promises, direct
or indirect, on the part of the recip
ients. "Mr. Parker knows best whether this
Is true of the contributions to his cam
paign fund which come through his
trusted friends and advisers who rep
resent the great corporate interests
who stand behind him.
"Hut rhere is not one particle of
truff. in the statement as regards any
thing iL'at has gone on in the manage
ment of the republican campaign. Mr.
Parker's accusations against Mr. Cor
telyou and me are monstrous. If true
they would brand both of us forever
with infamy: and inasmuch as they
are fals heavy must be the condemna
tion of the man making them.
"I Qhose Mr. Cortelyou as chairman
of the national committee after having
failed successively to persuade Elihu
Koot. W. Murray Crane and Cornelius
X. Hliss to accept the ' position. I
chose him with extreme reluctance,
because I could ill spare him from the
cabinet. Rut 1 felt that he possessed
the high integrity I demanded in the
man who was to manage my campaign.
"I am content that Mr. Parker and
I should be judged by the public on
the characters of the two men whom
we chose to manage our campaigns:
lie the character of his nominee. Mr.
Thomas Taggart. and I by the charac
ter of Mr. Cortelyou.
Dfrlnrra Them All Klfhood.
"The assertion that Mr. Cortelyou
had any knowledge gained while in
any official position whereby he was
enabled to secure and did secure any
contributions from any corporation is
"The assertion that there has been
made in my behalf and by my author
ity, by Mr. Cortelyou or by any one
dse. any pledge or promise, or that
there has been any understanding as
to future immunities or benefits, in rec
ognition of any contribution from any
Fource. is a wicked falsehood.
"That Mr. Parker should desire to
avoid the discussion of principles I
can well understand; for it is but the
bare truth to say that he has not at
tacked us on any matter of principle
or upon any action of the government
pave after first misstating that princi
pie or that action. But I cannot under
CUT PRICE STARTS
FIGHT OF GLASS
Pittsburg. Xov. 5. The new associa
tion of window glass manufacturers
and jobbers has begun its fight
against the American Window Glass
company by cutting the lowest prices
offered by that company 2 per cent.
Former President Given Great
Demonstration When He Ap
pears at Newark.
HAS AN AUDIENCE OF 8.000
Recalls and Repeats Statement He
First Made Twenty Years
Newark. X. J.. Nov. 5. Former
President Grover Cleveland in this city
last night delivered his second speech
of the present campaign. He waited 10
minutes for the cessation of the cheer
ing that his appearance brought forth,
and for .15 minutes after he began his
address 8.000 persons crowded togeth
er on the taubark of a riding academy
alternately listened and cheered.
The occasion was the closing demo
cratic rally of the -campaign, a rally
under tiie auspices of a club of first
I rlrnil Will .Not ItevlH.
Mr. Cleveland's argument in his
speech was that the revision of tariff
should not be left to its friends because
in that event th.e tariff would not be
revised. He recalled one sentence from
a speech he made 20 years ago In New
ark when he was a candidate for the
presidency. On the occasion he said:
"The right of the government to ex
act tribute from the citizen is limited
by its actual necessities, and every
cent taken from the people beyond
that required for their protection by
the government is robbery."
Mr. Cleveland said he could repeat
that sentence with equal force today.
SCORES OF TODAY
ON THE GRIDIRON
At West Point West Point. C;
At Ann Arbor Michigan. IS; Drake,
At Chicago Cornell. T.4; Lehigh, ('.
At New H. ii Yale. 1(5; Brown 0.
At Cambridge Harvard, Uart
stand how any honorable man. a can
didate for the highest office in the
gift of the people, can take refuge not
merely in personalities, but in such
base and unworthy personalities.
"If I deemed it necessary to support
my flat denial by any evidence, I would
ask all men of common sense to pon
der well what has been done in this
campaign by Mr. Cortelyou. and to
compare it with what Mr. Parker him
self did when he was managing Mr.
Hill's campaign for governor; and to
compare what has been done as re
gards the great corporations and mon-
ied interests under this administration
while Mr. Olney was attorney general.
"1 would ask all honest men wheth
er they seriously deemed it possible
that the course this administration has
taken in every matter from the North
ern Securities suit to the settlement of
the anthracite coal strike is compatible
with any theory of public behavior
save the theory of doing exact justice
to all men without fear and without
"I would ask all honest and fair
minded men to remember that the
agents through whom I have worked
are Mr. Knox and Mr. Moody in the
department of justice. Mr. Cortelyou
in the department of commerce and la
bor and Mr. Garfield in the bureau of
corporations, and that no such act of
infamy as Mr. Parker charges could
have been done without ail these men
being parties to it.
Iroml- Square Dnl,
"The statements made by Mr. Parker
are unqualifiedly and atrociously false
As Mr. Cortelyou has said to me more
than once during the campaign, if
elected I shall go into the presidtnc
mhampered by any pledge, promise or
mderstanding of any kind, sort or de
ception, save my promise, made
openly to the American people, that
so far as in my power lies I shall
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PEACE OF EUROPE THREATENED ANEW:
TRIPLE ALLIANCE VIRTUALLY AT END
SCHOOLMATE OF ROOSEVELT
Charged With Illegal Registration and
Spends Night in Jail.
New York, Nov. 5. William Bever
ly Harison, the publisher, who said
he was a schoolmate of President
Roosevelt, was arrested for alleged il
legal registration yesterday, and spent
last night in a station house cell at
Flushing because the police sergeant
on duty at the station house said he
could not accept bail for a prisoner
charged with felony. Patrolman Law
lor, who was investigating the registra
tion lists, called at the Franklin place
house and was told Harrison did not
live there and had not been in the
house since Sept. 21, when Mrs. Witte
more took possession. Lawlor said
Harison asked if the offense he was
charged with was serious and was told
he might get Jive years. He then said:
"That's too bad. I wanted to vote
for President Roosevelt because he is
an old friend and schoolmate of
Warm Weather, Too, Has Effect
Genera! Advance of Prices.
New York, Nov. 5. Bradst reel's re
port for the week says:
Warm weather, activity in fall farm
work and to a lesser degree, ante-election
interests have detracted from re
tail trade distribution north and west.
For like reasons jobbing sales are rath
er smaller in volume.
Against this, however, is to be cited
increased activity in a number of in
dustries, headed by iron, steel and al
lied lines of manufacture. A general
advance in staple prices, covering a
wide range of industry is an event
worthy of note.
Reports from the winter wheat crop
are of an immense, possibly a record.
acreage In that cereal, but drought and
Hessiaii fly damage reports detract
from any otherwise excellent prospect
of surplus producing states of the west.
Money is easy, and a number of cen
ters report a return flow" from the
country districts, a significant indica
tion of financial independence of large
numbers of producers.
Eastern trade reports show irregu
larity. Dry goods are rather quiet
at New York, Philadelphia and Bos
ton. Clothing is not -yet active for
spring and woolens are rather quiet
though raw wool is slightly higher.
It has been another active week in
iron and steel and the course of prices
is still upward. Finished materials
show increased activity with a firm un
ONE DEAD, THREE HURT IN FIGHT
Construction Gang and Foreman Bat
tle Near Rochester, N. Y.
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 5. In a fight
between a construction gang and the
foreman near this city one man was
killed and three probably were fatally
Fix Minimum Price for Glass.
Pittsburg. Pa., Nov. 5. The execu
tive board of the newly organized
Manufacturers and Jobbers' Window
Glass association met and fixed the
minimum selling price of window glass
for the next 60 days, and leaving the
TIDE HAS SET IN
BOESCHENSTEIN, OF; STATE COMMITTEE.
In Letter to The Argus He Notes
can Campaign Methods and Predicts Decisive Victory.
Chicago, Nov. 5 Editor Rock Island Argus: The tide has set in toward democracy. Judge Parker's pow
erful arraignment of the republican administration, its astonishing complaisance toward the trusts, the peculiar
relations of Chairman Cortelyou with these aggregations and the alarming tendencies toward militarism, have
had a remarkably convincing effect.
WII.I. SWKKI' (OlATKV.
Our private advices are to the effect that the democratic candidate for president will sweep New York,
his home state, by an overwhelming majority; that Indiana, where the able chairman of the democratic na
tional committee has waged a cnarvelously effective campaign, will surely go democratic; and that New Jersey.
Connecticut, Delaware, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and other important states will
record their electoral vote in the democratic column. ; Alton B. Parker will be the next president of the United
FINE SHOWING IN ILLINOIS.
In Illinois we expect that the ticket will make a splendid showing. No since 1E92 h3S the party been bet
ter organized. In counties which for years have been allowed to go by default strong tickets have been put
in the field and live campaign committees are prosecuting their canvasses.
We are especially fortunate in the personnel of owr state ticket. Senator Stringer, and his associates, have
made a magnificent campaign, and I am confident that'if every voter could hear his eloquent presentation of
the issues of the campaign he would receive a record majority.
;ai.n thoi saNds v votes.
The ticket will not lose a democratic vote and will gain thousands of republican votes especially among
the German-American whom militarism has alienated from their party and who are attracted to Senator String
er on account of his efforts in the legislature in their behalf, especially nis work for the repeal of the tyrrani
cal Edwards law. which threatened with destruction the German parochial school system of the state.
Illinois is really a democratic state, and if every vote is polled and. every voter registers his real prefer
ence will roll up a substantial democratic majority. Now is the time for democrats and all who are in favor
of good government to do their duty. CHARLES BOESCHENSTEIN,
Chairman Democratic State Central Committee.
Relations Between Italy
and Austria Are Be
Attack Upon Students at Inns
bruck Complicates the
Vienna, Nov. !. The attack upon
Italian students at Innsbruck Thurs
day occasions great solicitude. There
is an attempt to disguise in certain of
ficial circles the apprehension that re
lations between Austria and Italy,
which have been strained for some
time, are now near the breaking point.
Fet-llaK Will llf IncreaMfil.
It is well known that the anti-Austrian
feeling throughout Italy will be
greatly increased by the unfortunate
events of Thursday, and public feeling,
which has long been excited under the
propaganda of the Dante Alighieri so
ciety, may become inflamed to the war
There can be no doubt that, notwith
standing the earnest, efforts of the Ger
man emperor and Count Von Buelow,
to pour oil uion the troubled waters,
the triple alliance is practically at an
Trouble was revived recently by the
failure to renew a commercial treaty
between the two countries.
ItlotiuK Again Itr-nkn Out.
Innsbruck, Austria, Nov. 5. Rioting
on a large scale was recommenced at
noon, gendarmes using their bayonets.
There is some evidence that the au
thorities will proclaim martial law.
A strong force of troops is posted
in the neighborhood of the Italian con
sulate. H. CLAY PIERCE DECLARES
HE IS STILL IN CONTROL
Attorney for St. Louis Oil Millionaire
Denies Reports That He Has Been
Ousted from Two Big Concerns.
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. . In the ab
sence of H. Clay Pierce, chairman of
the board of directors of the Waters
Pierce Oil company, from the city.
J. D. Johnson, his personal attorney
and general attorney for the Waters
Pierce Oil company, yesterday gave
out a statement denying in full the re
port published in St. Louis and else
where that Mr. Pierce had been ousted
from control of the Waters-Pierce Oil
company and the Mexican Central rail
road by the Standard Oil company.
Mr. Johnson declares that the Stan
dard Oil company does not hold or
own any stock or interest in the Waters-Pierce
Oil company and that since
the Waters-Pierce Joil company was
organized there has not been any
change in the ownership of its stock
or control of the company's business.
Mr. Pierce, he says, retains his large
interests in Mexican Central, and he
and his associates have reorganized
and financed its affairs, and still con
trol and direct its management.
Ireland Day at Fair.
St. Louis, Nov. 5. Ireland day was
observed at the world's fair today.
TOWARD DEMOCRACY, SAYS CHAIRMAN
Remarkably Covincing Effect of
G1RLCHECKS RUNNING HORSES
Young Woman in St. Paul Excites Ad
miration of a Crowd of. Men.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. o. A pretty
young girl, who refuses to give her
name proved her nerve by stopping a
runaway horse. The gailopping animal
animal dashed on the sidewalk near
her and fell. While it struggled wild
ly to regain its feet the girl grabbed
a loose rein and held the runaway.
To the crowd which gathered she said
she understood horses and that she
had performed no unusual feat in stop
CRIME ENDS BRIEF WEDLOCK
Wisconsin Restaurant Man Kills Wife
and Self at Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. .". .lames C.
Bramen. a restauranteur. shot and
fatally wounded his wife, and then
blew out his own brains, at Bremen ton,
a suburb of this city. The tragedy
was the result of a quarrel. The cou
ple came from Wisconsin, where they
were married seven weeks ago.
TRUST LETTING GO
TO GET A NEW HOLD
Basing Price of Whisky f Put Down
Another Cent in War on the
Peoria, 111., Nov. 5. The basing
price of whisky dropped today from
$1.24 to $1.2:1. a decline of 5 cents in
two mouths. The continued descent
in price has created a sensation in
the ranks of the independents who
are convinced that the trust has begun
a war of extermination.
GIRL'S ABUSER IS BANISHED
Mob Preparing to Take Him When
Friends Spirit Him Away.
Newman. 111., Nov. Thomas Hare,
who is under $l.roi) bonds for attack
ing a girl, was notified last night to
leave town. Men with a rope were
gathering when friends spirited him
away. Then his father was warned to
Chicago Couple Robbed of Jewels.
San Francisco, Cal.. Nov. 5. Arnold
Guudellinger. a retired merchant, and
his wife, former residents of Chicago,
were held up in their apartments at
the . Hotel Dorchester and robbed of
jewelry valued at $2,'ih). According
to Vr. Gundclfinger and his wife the
robber was James Gates, a former hell
boy of the .hotel. Gates made his
Poolroom Patrons Robbed.
Larhnore, N. D.. Nov. .r. Two men
entered the poolroom operated by Pat
Hurst at Niagara yesterday and or
dered the 1 men in the place to hold
up their hands. While one of the
robbers kept the men covered with a
revolver, the other went through thV
pockets, securing $.100 in cash and sev
eral watches and rings. The robbers
Plan for Arbitration Treaty.
Washington, D. C. Nov. .1. As the
result of a suggestion made by Presi
dent Roosevelt to Baron von Stern
burg, the German ambassador, for a
treaty of arbitration between the Unit
ed States and Germany, the German
government had expressed itself as en
tirely agreeable to the president's prop
osition. Parker's Exposure of Republi
ATTACK ON THE RUS:
FLEET PLANNED AT HAGUE
HURT IN SMASH
AT LOS ANGELES
Los Angeies, Cal.. Nov. f. At least
40 persons were injured, some of them
seriously in a rear end collision today
on the lx)ng Beach electric road. . In
a fog a car bound from the city to
Long Beach carrying 33 passengers
had stopped near Compton when a
work containing about 40 Mexican la
borer and two foremen crashed into
it at full speed. Not a person on the
passenger car escaped injury.
HAS BEEN DONE
Japanese Report Sinking of Two
Ships in Harbor at Port
GUNS ARE USED EFFECTIVELY
Dispatches, However, Give No Hint
At Imminence of Fall of the
Tokio, Nov. Z. Delayed advices for
warded from Tort Arthur between Nov.
2 and 4 say two steamers of about
3,fit tons each anchored in the west
harbor were sunk by Japanese heavy
guns Nov. 1 and the following day an
other steamer of 'J.00O tons was also
Two Russians recently came in and
surrendered to the Japanese at a pTacc
south of Shuishiying.
Tin Ulx 1 ploslonx.
Two great explosions, apparently of
magazines, were heard Nov. 2 near
On the night of Nov. :! the Japanese
occupied the fort since called Icinobe,
owing to the fact that it was bravely
captured by that general.
Three field guns, two machine guns,
three torpedoes and many other troph
ies were captured. The Russians left
SlnrleU a Fire.
A vigorous bombardment by naval
guns was delivered at noon Nov. 3
against the east harbor, the dock yard
and other points as a result of which
a fierce conflagration occurred near
the east harbor. The fire raged from
noon to 4 p. m. The same day the
fire of a large calibre gun was directed
against "H" 40 at a height of 2'ni yards
and northwest of the watch tower.
Heavy damage was caused by the bom
bardment on both fort and tower.
A Russian field gun placed at a vit
al point east of Keekwan mountain was
struck by a Japanese shell and de
stroyed. Il-nrl nl Tokio.
Tokio, Nov. T. It is reported thf
Japanese have occupied Wantal Hill,
sunk several transports and have set
fire to a battleship at Port Arthur.
There is no confirmation of t lie re
port. Wantai Hill is in the centre of the
extensive semi-circle of forts defending
Port Arthur. Its capture means the
dividing of the eastern fortified ridge.
The Japanese had previously anft un
successfully attacked the hill, particu
larly during the latter part of August
TRIAL OF SLAYERS OF JF.WS
MAY LAST HUNDRED DAYS
In Ten Days Only Tenth of Witnesses
To Be Presented by Prosecu
tion Have Been Called.
Gomel, Russia. Nov. ',. During the
last ten days only one-tenth of the
witnesses in the case, of the prosecu
tion of those held to bo responsible for
the rioting In September, have
been heard. Counsel for the Jews Is
endeavoring to overthrow the Indict
ment of t he Jewish defendants, lead
ing to prolonged cross-examinations of
the witnesses and constant disputes
between counsel and the bench.
M. ShamakofT, a celebrated lawyer
of Moscow, is defending the Christians
Fire Causes Loss of $50,000.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 5. Fire last
night destroyed the five-story building
at Front and Vine streets, occupied by
the Shinkle, Wilson & Kreis company,
wholesale grocers. The loss is $rio,ooo,
covered by insurance.
Fleet Leaves Tangier.
Tangier, Nov. T. The entire Ru.-.--ian
fl'-'.t of warships, accompanied by
;ten colliers and a hospital ship, sailed
jfroni here this mornhig. They took
c v-t.-tward course.
This Said to be Charge
That Will be
Japanese Minister Author
Plans for Arbitration
St. Petersburg, Nov. 5. A sensation
al report is current here, attributed
to a high authority, that Russia will
undertake before the international com
mission to prove that the Japanese
minister at The Hague actually or
ganized an attack on the Russian
squadron and will produce a message
sent by the minister containing com
plete evidence that such was the case.
'IV x I of -lurt-t-int-nt.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 5. Terms of
the Anglo-Russian convention agree
ment on the constitution of the com
mission are as follows:
The commission is to consist of five
members, namely officers of (treat
Britain. Russia. United States and
France, these to select Hie fifth. If
they cannot agree upon a choice the
selection is to be entrusted to a sov
ereign of some country to be chosen by
Great Britain and Russia.
The commission is to report on fill
circumstances relating to the disaster
and to establish the responsibility.
Sftllt-M liMtlon of I'rocriliirc
The commission is to have power to
settle all questions of procedure.
The parties art? to bind themselves
to suppiy the commission with all nec
essary information, facilities, etc.
The commission is to meet in Paris
as soon as possible after the signa
ture. The report of the commission U to
be officially communicated to the re
Provisions are to be added regard
ing assessors' and agents' expenses,
the decision to be reached by majority,
It is expected the commission will
assemble in about a fortnight.
I'nltli In Aiiifric.
The greatest satisfaction prevails at
the foreign office at tin complete ar
rangement reached and the firm hope
is expressed that the American admiral
to be selected' by the United Stales
will prove impartial to judge of the
London. Nov. ,r. The British foreign
office has received through Ambassa
dor Hardinge Russia's acceptance- of
the telegraphic summary of the Anglo
Russian convention, hut it states as
several details remain to be settled it
is not in a position to make any state
ment today. .
St. Petersburg, Nov. 5. Russia has
accepted the telegraphic draft of the
Anglo-Russian convention for a com
mission of inquiry Into the North sea
incident, submitted to Russia Wednes
day. Final exchanges will be ratified
Will Sit In I'urlM.
The commission will sit in Paris and
will consist of five members, Russian,
British, American and French, repre
sentatives of these four nations to
choose a fifth member.
Broad outlines for an Inquiry were
laid down by the convention, but the
commission will have a wide latitude in
determining all relevant facts. It Is
believed some minor matters connect
ed with the subject are tiil unde
cided. llrlllMh Stintron I nilrr Ordrrn.
Gibraltar, Nov. 5. The battleships
Victorious, Magnificent, Illustrious, and
Jupiter have been ordered to put to sea
immediately. If is believed they will
Tifton, Ga., is Swept by Fire.
Tifton. Ga.. Nov. 5. A destructive
fire occurred here yesterday, destroy
ing many buildings and residences,
causing a loss of $250,000. The origin
of the fire is unknown. There were
no casualties. The Regent hotel and
Tifton opera house were totally de
stroyed. Ship Strikes Penguin Island.
St. John'3, N. F.. Nov. 5. The coast
wise steamer Portia, with 101 passen
gers, struck on the Penguin islands
j at midnight. It was refloated subse
jquently.bi.it wus taking so much wat
I er that the passengers took to the
boats and proceeded to the mainland.
The ship steamed for the nearest har
bor where it was beached for repairs.
1 President of Curlers Dead.
i Hoboken, N. J., Nov. 5. James M.
Thaw, president of the Grand National
Curling club of America is dead at
, his home here.