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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 295.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 26. 1908. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
HEAD OF 6. 0. P. SPEAKERS'
BUREAU QUITS" UNDER FIRE
BREAKING ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS
Declares, However, Res
ignation is Not Con
fession of Guilt.
WILL FIGHT ENEMIES
Successor is Not Yet Select
ed, Three Being Under
New York, Sept. 26. Tue selection
or a treasurer to succeed Governor
Haskell probably will not be made by
Chairman Mack for several days. The
names of Colonel Moses C. Wetmore
of St, Louis, Mayor j. N. Adam of
Buffalo and E. H. Goltra. of St. Louis
are under consideration.
Announce It llliunrlf.
Chicago, Sept. 26 Governor Has
kell at midnight last night resigned as
trasurer of the democratic national
committee, ms resignation was an
nounced by himself three hours after
his arrival In Chicago from Guthrie,
Okla., and after he had conferred with
the officials of the democratic national
headquarters here. In giving out his
decision. Hakell, in response to a ques
tion, declared he did not desire to be
responsible for any embarrassment
which might result to the democratic
party for his retaining the office of
I.ff for Home.
Haskell left at 9 o'clock for Guthrie,
Okla.. Asked whether his resignation
had been accepted, he said: "I pre
sume so." As to his sucessor, he pro
C'loaetrd With Wntle nod Dnnlela.
Chicago, Sept. 26. That his resigna
tion is the direct result of the charges
made against him by Hearst and Pres
ident Roosevelt, Haskell admitted. At
the same time he did not by his resig
nation intend to admit that any of the
charges were true. In his room at the
hotel he was closeted for a long time
with National Committeeman Martin
J. Wade of Iowa and Joseph Daniels,
chairman of the democratic press com
mittee. It was midnight when Haskell
reappeared from the room. He had in
TO MAKE ANSWER
Taft Preparing Reply to State
ment Given Out by Sena
Voice Still Bothering Him Likens
Himself to a Performing Bear
at Cedar Rapids.
Vinton, Iowa. Sept. 2C Judge Taft
said this morning he should take oc
casion to comment on the statement
Issued yesterday by Foraker as soon
as he was able to obtain a full copy
of the same. This will be available
when the Taft special reaches St. Paul
late this afternoon, if not before. The
second day of Taft's tour of Iowa be
gan with a short address by the can
didate to an immense crowd at Cedar
Rapids before 8.
Voire Still Wi-Hk.
The carrying power of the candi
date's voice was still notably deficient.
When he had concluded his review of
I he duties of good citizenship which
he said included the selection of gov
ernment agents who had been tried
and found satisfactory rather than
those who made promises and prophe
cies which time universally proved un
" I.Ik Performing Bear.
He was requested to face the crowds'
on all four sides of the raised plat
form from which he spoke. As he
did Ibis he remarked with a smile:
"I feel like a performing bear."
"Well," was the retort from the
crowd, "We are going to give you a
blue ribbon alright."
"That's what I want," rejoined the
candidate. -"I want Iowa to show the
good sense of her men and women by
rolling up 100,000 republican majority,
which I believe it will do."
; Crowd nt Vinton.
Another big crowd awaited the spe
clal at Vintori aud from the back plat
form the candidate made a brief talk
and wa8" heartily cheered. Waterloo's
reception was another big affair xind
here too the crowd was demons! ra
his hands a written resignation ad
dressed to National Chairman Norman
E. Mack, and the answers to the ques
tions which had been given him by the
newspaper men when he first arrived.
Not Aakcil by Bryan.
"I have my answers," he said. "They
will explain themselves." After giv
ing an affirmative reply to the ques
tion whether or not he had resigned,
but denying that Bryan had asked for
his resignation in answering the ques
tions he said he did not see how Bryan
could have known of the charges
against him by Hearst before he was
appointed treasurer. He admitted the
charges, whether true or false, might
injure Bryan's chances, but anyway he
would not risk embarrassmeut In the
fight of the people against the special
Broker Buck of It.
In his message to Chairman Mack,
Haskell stated in the attack upon him
the president and cabinet had joined
forces with Hearst and three Wall
street brokers. He said: "Personally
P welcome the attack and shall meet it
with all the vigor at my command.
shall treat them all as private citizens
and subject'to the penalties of the law
which they merit." He resigns, he
says, so "that not the slightest contest
of my own could in any way be used
by the president to cloud the sky and
shield our opponents from the discus
slon of the real issues and the laying
bare of the republican duplicity to tne
Trie to C'lenr Hitchcock.
Washington, Sept. 26 Secretary
Garfield today made a statement con
cerning the relations of form?r Secre'
tary Hitchcock with the issue of leases
authorizing the Prairie Oil and Gas
company to lay pipe lines through
Indian lands in Oklahoma. The rec
ords of the department, he declared,
show very clearly Hitchcock simply
complied with the act of congress au
thorizing the construction of pipe Iine.i
and that no where, he declared, is
there any record or other evidence
that the president at any time either
overruled Hitchcock or was at vari
ance with him in the course he pur
sued in the issuance of these permits.
SEVENTEEN DIE IN
Others Fatally Injured as Result of the
Wrecking of Burlinton Train
Park City, Mont., Sept. 26. Seven
teen persons were known to :nv.; been
killed and a score of others iujured
in a collision near Park City yester
day. Burlington train Xi. ., v.ii.'h
left Livingstone in the morning over
the Xorthern Pacific railroad, ran into
head on collision with a freight
rain at Youngs Point.
LIST OF THE KXOWX DEAD.
The names of the known dead fol
ROBERT ANDERSON. Hardin,
ORA BABCOCK, Billing's, Mont.
D. H. BARNES, Seattle.
GEORGE BATTLEROCK, Anaconda,
COLONEL BOXSOX of Utah.
S. CHIXGDOX, Chico Springs, Mont.
E. L. DYMACK. Denver.
H. C. GOMBLE, Ministon, Iowa. ,
M1LO HALLO WAY, Billings, Mont.
CHARLES E. JOHXSOX, district
passenger agent Nickel Plate railway.
G. M. KOXSICK, Anaconda. Mont.
JOHN' PAULAS. Billings, Mont.
JOHX RYAX. Cushing, Okla.
SICHEMRAM, address un
LOREXZ A. STEWART, Dean,
TWO UXIDEXTIFIED COAL MIX
ERS, en route from Anacando, Mont,
to Kirby. Wryo.
Following is the list of persons
thought fatally Injured:
Fletcher Dwyer, Mount Carniel, 111.;
arm broken; internal injuries.
R. A. Rickers, Billings. Mont.; in
jured internally; both legs broken.
Sm Slomowltz, address unknown;
both legs broken; internal injuries.
Ban S. Westnery, address unknown;
ohio democrats; , ,
Citizens of Mansfield Realize Import
ance of Meeting and Do the
Right Thing. "
Mansfield, Ohio, Sept. 26. The Ohio
state democratic campaign was formal
ly opened here today. Business men
and citizens, without regard to , poll
tics, have recognized the significance
of the occasion,' and have united In an
effort to make the meeting a success
Judge Harmon, democratic candidate
for governor, will be the principal
speaker this afternoon, and John W.
Ohio Senator Declares No Self
"No self respecting negro, reading
what Judge Taft says in his letter and
adding to it all that has gone before
can vote for him without feeling that
he is making a greater sacrifice than
most men, white or black, is willing
to make." ,
Cincinnati, Ohio, Set. 20. Senator
Joseph B. Foraker has issued a state
ment in which he defends himself
from the charges of William Rv Hearst
and arraigns tne president and Mr.
Taft for acting on the accusations.
He goes into a review, of his connec
tion with Standard Oil. denying any
illegal acts, denied all the Hearst
charges, and reviews his career in the
senate. He also mentions a time when
Roosevelt, on Mr. Taft's endorsement,
appointed a Standard Oil attorney to
a federal judgeship.
Not Vlvrn n t'haure.
Senator Foraker declares Mr. Taft
accepts Hearst's charges as true with
out investigation, and that he will ac
cept no proof when offered. He ad
mits he was employed by the Stand
ard Oil company, but adds that his
employment was confined to the af
fairs of the company in Ohio and its
reorganization after the trust, was' dis
solved by order of the state supreme
court, and that his employment had
no relation to anything in which the
federal government was then interest
ed, or with respect to which the con
gress was then legislating, or at that
time proposing to legislate, and that
the employment was ended long be
fore that company was made the sub
ject of any special attention in con
Foraker says hi.i employment by the
Standard ended "when that concern de
cided to reorganize under the laws of
New Jersey, which was before the
anti-trust and rebate agitation began
in the senate. That he was not in
fluenced by his previous employment
in Cealing with the trust regulation.
he says, was shown by the part he
played in that legislation.
Say lie Allied Prosecution.
He says he was one of the subcom
mittee of three Senators Elkins and
Clapp being the other two members
who considered the Elkins bill in the
interstate commerce committee of the
senate, and after making such amend
ments as in our judgment made it more
effective reported it favorably to the
committee and then to the senate,
where it was passed.
' Under this statute the attorney gen
e'fal brought, or caused to be brought,
all the prosecutions against the Stand
ard Oil company, including the cac
in which Judge LanJis imposed the
fine of $29,240,000.
i Quotes from Letter.
In support of his claim that he
ceased work for the trust before the
prosecutions began Senator Foraker
quotes the following letters:
i "20 Broadway, New York. May . 7,
1.90(5. My Dear Senator: In the pos
sibility of an action being brought
against us in Ohio, are you in a posi
tion to accept a retainer from us in
connection with such a matter?
i "Your early response will oblige.
Yours very truly, . . .' V
"JOHN D. ARCHBOLD.
: "To Hon. J. B. Foraker, 1500 Six-
; teenth street, N. Washington, D.
I To which I answered as follows: '
! "Washington, D. C, May 91906.
OWN ACTS AND INVOLVES JUDGE TAFT
Respecting Negro Can Vote for
That Roosevelt Recently Made
John D. Archbold, Esq., 20 Broadway,
New York My Dear Sir; My duties in
the senate have so multiplied that I
found it necessary to withdraw entire
ly from the practice of the law. I
have not taken any new employment
for more than two years past.
"On this account as well as because
of my relations to the public service
I can not accept a retainer in the con-
ingency named,' as1? would be very
glad to do if it were otherwise.
'Assuring you of my proper appre
ciation for the compliment " involved
in. the inquiry you make. I remain
very truly yours, J. B. FORAKER."
These letters, Mr. Foraker says.
were written soon alter talk or cnm-i
nal prosecution of the trust in Ohio.
He saw, he says, in his statement,
that it was no longer possible for him
to accept employment by the company.
in that it was no longer engaged in
attempting to reorganize to follow the
law. but was seeking to evade the
aw. Hence his refusal.
SanatorToraker then takes up the
letter read bv Hearst in St. Louis in
which Archbold is alleged to have
asked the senator to choke off the bill
introduced by Senator Jones of Ar
kansas: Concerning this the state
"I have no recollection of receiving
any such letter, and a most diligent
search fails to disclose any such let
ter on my files or any copy of any
answer to any such letter in my let
ter book. But, waiving all that, the
letter shows on its face that Mr. Arch
bold did not pretend to have any' right
to address me on any such subject, ex
cept as any citizen might have done."
Never Acted I'non.
Foraker then adds: "The bill never
was acted upon in the committee.
Senator Hoar was at that time chair
man of the judiciary committee. He
had with him ,on the committee such
THAW IS DENIED
A TRIAL BY JURY
Attorney Jerome Withdraws From
Case on Ground Expense Is
White Plains, N. Y.. Sept. 20. Jus
tice Mills today denied the application
of Harry K. Thaw for a jury trial to
determine whether or notThaw was
'sane, but promised to give Thaw' 'a
hearing before himself. Justice Mills.
Dif-.trict Attorney Jerome announced
bit, witburi wal from the case because
the finances of his office -would not
justify him in incurring additional ex
ZUST CAR MAKES BAD END
Round the World Auto Meets Igno
minious Fate in Highway.
London, Sept. 2G. The ' Zust car,
which was driven by Antonio Scar
foglio In the New York to Paris auto
mobile race, met with an ignominious
fate, as It did not finish until Sept. 18,
after which it was sent to London to
be exhibited at the Franco-British ex
position. When on its way back to
France yesterday it caught fire on the
high road, a dozen miles from London
J and was 'completely burned.
Republican Nominee in View of
associates as Senator Piatt of Con
necticut. Senator Fairbanks. Senator
Nelson and other men of the highest
character, to no one of whom would
any member of the senate or anybody
else think of making a suggestion o
killing a bill or to consider it in any
manner except only upon its merits."
He would not find it necessary even
to reply to Hearst's charge, Foraker
says, had no? the reading of the letter
concerning the Jones bill been coupled
with the one in which a certificate of
deposit for $50,000 was inclosed. Mr.
Foraker then repeats his reply made
earlier that the $50,000 was part pay
ment for the proposed purchase of the
Chio State Journal. That it could
have nothing to do with the Jones bill
incident is indicated, the senator says
by the fact that the letter concerning
the $50,000 ante-dated the other by at
leasi; one month.
Snow Ileturn of Cah.
The statement then quotes six let
ters, the corrspondence between Sen
ator Foraker and Archbold concerning
the State Journal deal. These letters
published previously, show that it was
a business deal pure and simple, and
the last letter shows the return of the
draft to Archbold after the failure of
Itefern to Brownavllle.
"As to the Brownsville matter, Mr.
Taft says, speaking of me: 'He has
seized upon and magnified an unim
portant and incidental matter to em
barrass the administration, using in
this without scruple a blind race prej
udice to accomplish his main pur
pose." "I have no way of proving. what was
in my mind except by referring to the
record. Any one who reads that will
fail to find a sentence or a word to
justify any such statement as Mr. Taft
"In vi.ew of Judge Taft's statement,
I trust I may be allowed to repeat
what I have said a number of times.
that in this whole matter I had no
revenges to seek, or personal ends to
serve, but was anxious to see that
common justice was done to the repre
sentatives of a noble and loyal race,
every one of whom is by nature a re
publican, the colored voters are
known to be more or less displeased
with the action of the republican party
in not passing some relief measure
for these soldiers, and many of them
have signified a purpose to vote
against Judge Taft because rf his of
ficial relation to the matter. Much
work has been done to overcome this
trouble, and to induce the colored re
nublican voters of the country to stand
by the party with which, they have al-
"And now comes the president and
publishes Judge Taft's letter contain
Ing his unfortunate reference to this
unfortunate case. What does he mean?
Does anybody imagine that the presi
dent is. unable to see that he is rub
bine a sore when he should have
brought a plaster? Does he imagine
or can anybody suppese that the re
publican colored voters of this coun
try can be brought to the support of
Judge Taft by parading in these clos
ing days of the campaign Judge 'l aft's
belittling of their chief grievance by
mentioning it as 'an incidental matter'
wnich has been 'seized upon and mag
nified, -using - in - this without scrapie
a blind race prejudice,' and then' add
ing the charge that. all this is done
only to 'embarrass the administration'
of President' Roosevelt?
, For NejsroeM to Think 'About.
. "Can It be possible that the presi
dent wants to defeat Judge Taft?
That cannot be, and yet he could
hardly do any other one thing better
calculated to lose aim votes, for no
self-respecting negro reading what
Judge Taft says in this letter and add
ing it to all that has gone before, can
vote for him without feeling that he
is making a greater sacrifice than most
men, white or black, are willing to
make. In any event, the president's
action and comments are wrong to
ward the republican party, for they
amount to a charge against the party
at a critical hour of the campaign of
an unworthy purpose in connection
with a matter that every colored man
who has any pride of race holds of
highest value and in deepest appre
TAKES UP FIGHT
Bryan Starts Work on Answer
to Roosevelt's Charges
BUT FINISH IS UNCERTAIN
Democratic Nominee Continues on His
Way Toward Northwest Speak
ing to Large Crowds.
Harvard Junction, III., Sept. 26. The
actual preparation of his reply to the
letter of Roosevelt regarding the Has
kell charges was begun by Bryan to
day on the journey from Chicago to
Madison. As yet Bryan is unable to
state when it will be completed. The
first speech of the day was at Wood
stock, 111., to a big crowd.
Tout-he on Injunetioun.
Beloit, Wis., Sept. 26. Bryan was
greeted by an enthusiastic crowd here
at noon as he passed throngh the city.
He spoke very briefly. JIhe -only .na
tional issue touched "upon was that of
labor. He declared injunctions should
be issued only when absolutely neces
sary and after a hearing by a jury.
In Chicago Hut nn Hour.
Chicago, Sept. 26. Bryan arrived in
the city early today and after spend
ing an hour at democratic headquar
ters departed .at 3:50 for Madison,
Wis. During his stay Bryan had .a
conference with Governor Haskell,
Vice Chairman John E. Lamb and
Pick Sucectr Soon.
At its close Bryan said the seltction
of a successor to Haskell will be de
cided by Chairman Mack. When
asked if he had accepted the resigna
tion of Haskell he declined to answer
and refused to talk. Mack is expected
to act on the matter of the appoint
ment of ?i treasurer at once.
. N. C. DELEGATES AT
A BIG DAIRY LUNCH
Two Thousand Farmers and Wives Eat
Cheese .and Craokers and Drink
Milk at University.
Madison, Wis., Sept. 26. Two thou
sand faimers and their wives ate
crackers and cheese and drank milk
at .1 big dairy luncheon in the corn
room of the agronomy building of the
This was part of the program which
provided for an inspection of the uni
versity farm by the delegates to the
Fanners' National congress. Profes
sor R. A. Moore made an address on
'Corn Breeding and Disseminating,"
and then the delegates inspected tha
dairy and other buildings.
In the big luncheon there was used
1.600 quarts of milk, 500 loaves of
bread. 150 pojinds of cheese and 30
tins of crackers. Congressman J. H.
Davidson spoke on the "Waterways
of the Nation" and M. R. Myer'of
Chicago spoke on "Cooperative Move
ments." giving .the result of his ob
servations on three months tour cf
TO PREVENT TUBERCULOSIS
Commission Named at Philadelphia to
Study the Milk Problem.
Philadelphia, Pa.; Sept. 26. A com
mission of seven, headed by Dr. Robert
Koch of Germany, was appointed at
today's session of the international
conference on tuberculosis to inquire
Into the danger of tuberculosis infec
tlon from milk and how to prevent it
Bad Wreck in Berlin.
Berlin, Sept. 26. As the result of a
misplaced switch two trains on the
Berlin elevated rajiroad collided this
afternoon and 18 persons were killed
and many injured. One car crowded
with passengers fell to street 40 feet
General T. Coleman Du
Pont Anticipates Re
- quest to Resign.
HEAD POWDER TRUST'
Rumors of Further Shakeup
in Organization Officially
New York, Sept. 26. Chairman. .
Hitchcock of the republican national
committee this morning deprecated ru
mors that other resignations might
follow 'that of T, Coleman Du Pont,
head of the speakers' bureau, whose
resignation was announced last night.
Du Pont HuHtled Off Bureau.
New York, Sept. 26. General T.
Coleman Du Pont, member of the ex
ecutive committee of the republican
national committee and head of the
committee's bureau of speakers, has
resigned. This announcement was
made last night by National Chairman
Frank H. Hitchcock after a meeting of
the executive committee.
General Du Pont restires in response
to a suggestion which came to Hitch
cock from Washington. He is head of
the so-called gunpowder trust, against
which the federal government ha: be
Kern Itrouicht It About.
Mr. Kern, the democratic candidate
for vice president, in a speech he made
a few days ago, twitted Mr. Roosevelt
with being inconsistent in attacking
the trust, yet permitting Mr. Du Pont,
its reputed head, to remain at the
head of one of the campaigning bu
reaus of the republican national com
mittee.' It was because of this speech
General Pu Pont was asked to retire..
He immediately assented to the intima
tion that it would be for the best in--teresls
of the( republican campaign for .
him to do so.
Text of l)u Pont letter.
Mr. Du Font's letter of resignation
was made public last night. It is as
"My Dear Mr. Hitchcock: Recently 1
I have noticed various criticisms' of
my being the director of the speakers'
bureau and a member of the executive
committee, on account of my relations
to the E. L. Du Pont de Nemours Pow
der company, which Is being sued by
the government. The merits of that
suit will be determined in the due"
course of judicial procedure.
"I have always been a loyal sup
porter of the republican party, both iu
staie and nation, and I am not willing
to be in any wise the means of bring
ing criticism upon the party organiza
tion, however unfounded I may deem
such criticism to be. I, therefore, re
spectfully tender my resignation as a
member of ' the executive committee
and as director of the speakers' bu
reau, fully appreciating the great cour
tesy which I have uniformly received
at the hands of yourself and my broth
er associates. T. C. DU PONT."
iIlt-h-M-k Taken the Blame.
Earlier in the day dispatches from::'
Washington had been printed in this
citv to the effect that President Rooe-
elt and Mr. Taft hrd not been con.
suited about the appointment of Gen
eral Du Pont.
Mr. Hitchcock said last night that.
this was true.'and that if there was
any objection to be made lo the selec- -
tion of General Du Pont the blame was ;
his. He had consulted no one about it. a.
Mr. Hitchcock told the reporters .
that if there had been any shortcom-;
ings in the .management of the cam-
paign he accepted the fullest responsl-.;
bility for them. When he took the
post of chairman he realized, he said."'
hat he would be subject to criticism..
That was inevitable and had been the.
experience of all managers of the na-.
tional campaigns. In fact. Mr. Hitch--:
cock expressed surprise that he had i-
so far been criticised so lightly, and
despite what has been said against ,
him for waiting for the last month of.;
the campaign before lighting up the .,
red fire and raising war wboops, he ;
still thinks that he has done wisely.
LOCAL OPTION LAV
Indianapolis, Iud., Sept. 26. The In-
diana legislature, in special session, to-
day passed the county local option bill..
The bill now goes to the governor for
Welcome Is Postponed. :
Manila, Sept. 26. The formal wel-t-come
to the battleships of the Amerl
can fleet has been postponed until Xo-:?
vember on account of the presence of ,'
cholera in the city. i