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fOBARER MAKES REPLY DENIES ALL CHARGES. fitter Assaults on President Roose velt and Mr. Taft. Cincinnati, Sept. 25.— Senator Foraker to tijht issued a long: and carefully prepared ■jtatement replying to President Roosevelt and jj,e charges made by William 11. Hearst. Mr. rvraker explains his connection with the Stnr.d jnj oil Company, which he says was only tem porary, and discusses the Brownville Incident gad the railroad rate bill. He bitterly assails President Roosevelt and Mr. Taft. charging Mr. •raft with consorting with Standard Oil men opa asserting that President Roosevelt's action Indicates a guilty conscience. He declares that the President showed bias in accepting all the charges as true, and denies that be acted im properly in accepting employment from the Standard Oil Company; says there was no se cret about it, and produces letters to show that after the government began prosecution of the Standard oil Company he declined to accept a retainer from it. He asserts that Mr. Hearst tag other letters which, if made public, would show how harmless was his connection with Standard Oil. The statement follows: The President begins Us statement connected •with the publication of Judge Taft's letter with a later arraipr.ment of me because of Mr Hearst** cimrfe-s. which he appears to have accepted as fully proven as soon as made. li. does not wait [lorjr&of or explanation, nor .-■•;• the same when i Offered Mr Hearst's charges are no! Bjmalr that' lira--; the employment or the Standard L»l! Coiu fny.«Ti'i that : was paid for my services, but that ■eacecretly :n that employment for Illegitimate ' jwrp!-~ nn.i that the money : received v,;,- paid as ! foinpfii!-.iti"n for Improperly influencing legisla tion t>y Congress in conflict riih and In rlchuion of ny official duties. Ho r~aU a number ot letters .'sad mad- certain comments calculated, i: unati rn>rHi oi unexplained, to create the belief ihat his tbarpes -were true. That 1 was employed by the company was never concealed or <se!:j»-d. On the contrary, such (ia 1 ptoyir>. • was well known .it ihe time Jo all eon ccr:irj. Only a few days ago ex-Attorney Genera] >!'■:■■ ■• who was prosecuting the proceedings against ■•.-■■ Oil »v»mpany at the tjm-. . c'iMtpj in a public Interview that ] told him nt the tlr.i ■ thn: : hnJ been retained by the company. If .employed nfi<l rendering service*, presumably I war cotEpensaied. In ;innounoinir. therefore, the incf« fart that 3 was employed by the company and slirwire that I reeeiwM payments en that ne rncati no Informatlcn was Imparted by Mr. Hearst • t.ni ixi offence ws rtabliohed. for it remained tb?t such employment nr.<l payment might be mi tl-rly j.r^per ar|! l legitimate. t'nder all the elr > crnißtMce*. an explanation wa« required, •i.l In i former ■■■-■- ; mai)» such exptanatkm by «:•;: that my pmplnvnvnt was cn?jfln«-il to «h' ,r" ■ ■•■« of the company in Ohio and Its n rgfeniza ;t'rn after the trust was dissolved by order of our 'F«nrrroe Court, and that my employment had no ir^"tion in the slightest deign to anything in ■Vhlch the federal government then Interested ;or «rftt respect to w1il«-h the CoTurresa was then : legislating or at thai time prop sine to leeftslat*'. !n-i<] that the employment wa= ended lone- ■.-.-. jt'io rvrr.pany was m.iOe the subject of any special j^ttpnTion In Onim r.n.l longer still before it was .-•,■' courts or proceeded against j i-i any way by the fe.leial gov*>rntn«Mit. ;,nl. fur [thw; thnt the employment vac ntt *o .vfen.i the jcr-mr'sny ajm!nst ch.i'-po* of violation of the law* iof (%}« «■ the Cnlted -■•.■• ■'■ . orders of n«i !<■•• the rnota. ) ... only to assist in eTerutlni; th-* ior<l»rs of the courts and so renreanlziri? as to con* ♦ — rr to -••■ laws. c*pt« nn.l national, and fully to i comply with ■•■• trie orders of the courts that ha<J ' been made BgafßSl it. DEFEXCE AGAINST HEARST CHARGES. If my statements in this behalf are true, they make a complete <3*-f<»nc<? against Mr. Hearst's chargrs and all deductions ■ •■:' improper conduct, unk-ss the t-thirs Involved have been ra<l; cilly changed froai -what thej have always benj tofore bet-n Fi^'poseJ to b<-. From the . nnla^ o» our government Senators and ' loncressniet) a ..-< v- ■• lawyers have b<»;n rvgarde^ as free i" oonUn w the practice of their profession if they so de t-lred during their terms of olfl''^. in bo tar as they nmtlit be able to do so without Interfering with lh*'ir public duties, and In such practice • ■ .... to lake any kind of emj.loymcnt that aa» filtered wbich did -■..■. conflict with their duties as menjl>ers of the ftreea Nobody has ever be fore been criticised on such account. The only QMStioa has ;^.-t-n as to llie character of i.iisiii<-ss a Senator or member of Congress was at liberty to take, and uniformly and universally it has li*»ou considered that there was ii" prohibition of any <ir\ss of l»::s;i:t-ss outside of those named in the statutes and such business as might conflict with Jitfblic duties. When : 7i<-cept<-d the employment of the Stamlar.i Oil Company in 1539 It was not fore« en • ■;■• ni<\ and probably not by anylody elfie. that li would become thr object of federal leßislation or of federal prose cution or action of any kin'l, and that employment er.dcd ■ : en the company flei-iiied to r«"jrga niz«: ■unci«>r •:.• laws ■■!' New Jersey, which was !>"fore anyihir.g of that nature occurred. That I was not in the employment "f the com- I~iny after the s«rvices I have mentioned were r^n <3»-rp-2 and that rach employment did not nfterwnr.i ln»li:or,<-?> me to favor the company in legislation js fliwn by the prsrt I i.«ik in the enactment <if the EUdnc law, approver! Pebmary IS. 1903. Under this Katu'.c he Attorney General hris brouuht and caused to be bTOUKht ai! the prosecutions npainst the Str.nijnril «~»jl Company >f which we hnv r'-.ml w mi;rh. InchadtaK the caw ha which "VI II ■ Itt> — the fine of CS.2W.O9d I inif one of the F»b rt>mmiit*H> of three— n itora Klkins fin<l ClrpP Wax tv>e other two members— who r..nsl<ierM that Ml In the Interstate rommToe ronimlttee of th* SfTiMe. rtr.d. after mnkinp such amendments as in out Ju'lement mnd*- it more effective, imported It CsTOTably to the rmnnittee and then to the Senate. «t»rf 1* ■sit..'.- paaned. T"f»<3e- this K;k!r;c law for the Im time In Interstate loiumei le^l«;lr>ti'.ij the rhlppers were made liable •■■■* violators '■' law /and Fui')»r-t«ri to heavy penalties for acefrtlns: or so iWtiiur r--S: t--= ■■•■ aii»priminatlon» L'ntll that time cnly the carriers were liable for =ii'°i <.ff.-ii.-' >=. The MR ana especially aimed at the larse corporations because they were BupponcO*. by reason of their larjr" Fhipmentt". to he nble -. ■■ nnund and en force rebate* and 'law I i win all *ais which could not I* fecured by their weaker comix-titors. That rtatute has be^n put to the severest testa, and they Y.*\* shown that It If worth more in the regulation <if lnt«TFtate commerce than all the other statutes that have been enacted It makes effective nil the Oth<?r provisions of law aajafnat rebate* and <]•;<= crlminn'tlor's. nnd nobclv hr>«« Buffered more under ' It than the. Standard OH Company, against which lodictznentH hay« been found by scores, containing counts and charges amounting to thousands in cumbers iluch more might b«i FaM aa to the character of thin statute, but it is unnecessary for present pur poses. 1 refer to It and ppeak of its Renera] character onlr to chow that this legislation, which I helped to frame and to enact, aimed directly at the Rtsnd arfl Oil Company and th» other great corpomtlons. Is, or ought to be. convincing evidence, thnt I wn»> not employed by the compunv at that time and that I was not Influenced In the discharge of mv public duties by reason of the- employment that tad ended long before. CORRESPOTCriEKCE WITH ARCH BOLD. But if that fart is not sufficient, the following correspondence is not only additional proof, but Conclurtv© In its character to the same effect: "No. 26 Broadway. New York. May 7, IKK. "My Dear Senator: In the possibility of an ac tion being brought apainst us in Ohio are you In a position to accept a retainer fr*>m us in con nection with such a matter? Your early response will oblige. Yours very truly. " "JOHN D. ARCHTiOW). "To the Hon. J. B. Foraker, No. last 16th street, R. W., Washington." To which I answered as follows: •TVaKhlnKtori. Slay 9. iyifi. John D. Archbold. Esq.. No. -•'• Broadway, New York. "My Dear Sir: My duties In the Ben have so multiplied that I found it necessary to retire en tirely from the practice of the law. I have not taken any new employment for more than two yearn part. On this account, an well as recntise of M relations to the public perv|<-«\ I cannot ■■""- c *rt a retainer in the contingency tamed, as I ••«via be very glad to do If it were otherwise. Assuring you of my proper appreciation for the compliment Involved in the Inquiry you mnko. I '♦JTialn. very truly yours. J. B. FORAKKR." For week* prior to the date of these letters the newspapers w*re filled with announcements thrent snlivg the company with very serious litigation and •nth criminal prosecutions in the courts of Ohio. It we? in view of the«» threatened proceedings tngt the comjicny again sought to employ me; furelv hr, idle »nd unnecessary' p»>rformnnce if Uready employed: and these letters further show that I declined psjch employment, among other ren *on», because I could not accept the sam* con •istetitly with my relations to the public pert-ice. EMPLOYED ONLY IN STATK SUITS. conditions had greatly changed since mv .ornier emiiloyment, largely because of the pros<» lutions 4t«?a!iift the company under the Klkins law. *il!rl«i l!r l« I had helped to frame; furthermore, the -ni|.l.,yment proposed was different In its charac £* from that which I hud previously act-opted. Ji»at is to say. Instead of being an employment. ** the former employment was. to aid the com pany In complying with the orders of the courts ■"1 the statutes of the state. it was to be fm em 9'>yn,*ni to r<*i*t suits and prosecutions Instituted r the state. • "Uhmlt that these proof* sli'ouM be sufficient "> tjjov.- to any fair and unprejudiced mind that CootlourU va third pace. To-dar. fair. To-morrow, fair; Houtii winriK RICH, ACCUSED OF ARSON. Herbert R. Clark, of Rhinebech, Also Charged nith Burglary. Poughkeepsie. K. V.. Sept. Herbert R. Clark, a wealthy resident of Rhinebeck. was ar rested to-day, charged with arson an.'. l>ui lary. He swooned when the officers came after him. Clark Is accused of helping to burn tho Robert Huntin'gtori house at Rhinebeck last February, entailing a los? of £7r..<r:> >. an.l a. ■> of taking part In numerous robberies in Rhine beck. The charges against Clark are bawd on con fessions of three alleged confederates. C a-!: is thirty years old and has a wife an.l one child. He Is a son of A. 1,. Clark, a grain operate^ of New York City. Clark was locked up in jai! and will be held in heavy ball for the gran i jury. HORSE FALLS OX METZ. Controller Has Natrotc Escape from Serious Injury. The worst that a professional bucking broncho In tho reed roii o f a wild west show oould d.. was done yesterday by a gray |- r-< to Controller Herman A. Metz as h.' \\a> riding in Brooklyn with the 14th Regiment of which he Is commissary with the r;:nk .>f captain The borse fell over backwards ";i the Con trailer, and If th^ rid. t had not acted promptly he :i irrht have been fatally Injured. As it was, <'ri}>talTi Motz escaped with severe hrui -■• of the ripht leg him! s:d.-. hut announced hist nl»,ht that he Intended t.. come to liis ..tn.-i- in Manhat tan to-day, despite the advice of 1 >r. Kevin, i of the regiment. The accident occurred in the course of the military funeral of the 14th"s former colonel. Harry W. Michell. a special Deputy Commis sioner of Excise for the Borough of Brooklyn. On the wav to Greenwood Cemetery Captain Metz had noticed the nervousness of his mount, borrowed from the 3d Battery. •"We were going over Sixth avenue.*" said Mr. Metz as he lay in bed last night, "and the horse was very lively. At 20th street and Sixth avenue he reared. As I was handling him, the strap of my right stirrup gave way sin.l th ■ horse threw himself back as if to turn a somersault. I threw myself around to the left, so that his weight landed mostly on m right I.e. which was across his back by the time he landed. That paved me from some thing worse, although my side came in for a Jolt." ''.•iMain Mctz wajs rushed, first, in Dr. Kevin's ant. mol tl- t p the armory and then t;» l:is horn ', at JCo. -'>'.'. Clinton avenue. Wh.-n seen there last sight be pointed to a couple <>f brand i e« mit !<s al the bead of tbe bed and remarked: "I j:ist got them, bo that 1 can surely be able to get to the office to-morrow." KIK E ARRESTS AT TRACK. Elder's Representative Has Busy Day at Gravcscnd Course. One arrest followed another so fast at the Gravescnd racetrack yesterday, and so quietly withal, that it was practically Impossible to keep tra. of the number. The final score showed that nine arrests had been mode. Among those served with beach warrants were such wc'.l known bookmakers In the bid days ns Sol Lirhtenstein. Tom Shaw. Orlando A. Jones. James Mori and R. H. Brown. They were all bailed out by Joe Vendlj?. _ A representative of Assistant District Attor ney Elder went to the track with a bundle of warrants Issued by Judge Dike, to arrest tin men who had been Indicted by the Kings County Grand Jury. A Dumber of men hearing the news left the track hurriedly In an effort to avoid arrest. among whom was Willie Gerdes, who weighs tome four hundred pounds. Ho jumped into a wornout hack and pot away, al though a policeman tried to give chase In an automobile, but was prevented by a bystander, who Bald he was the owner of the car. There has been little or no Interference with the oral system of betting during the Gravesend meeting, which comes to an end to-day, bo that the so-called "memory brokers" got more or leas of a chock yesterday. BARK FOl \\l) DESERTED. Crew of Battered Fox May Have Perished in Hurricane. Captain Cherubln of tho Austrian steamer .Ari^.-iitinH. which arrived last nißht from Tri este, reported that his mate and three m<-:i boarded th»- wrecked steel hark Fox <>n Thurs day and that i!k-v could llr.rl no sifjn of life aboard. The l»ark showed t)-.<- effects of having gone through a hard fight with the hurricane Sh<- was listed hard to port, her masts were gone and she- had a great quantity of wat.-r l!. her bold. All h<^r lifeboats, with the exception of .-i Email one- in the Ftcrn, were gone ami h>-r papers and chronometer srere missing. A i'l'j bole in the }«>rt side aft above the- waterline, with 6>nts and scratches, caused tho ni<-n from tli>- Argentina to believe that she had been In collision. Tlk- clothing of l.^r crew of fifteen mpn was found on hoard. Tho Hamburg- Arnr-ri^an lin<r <iraf WaMeraee. whidi arrived last night, re ported passing tho Fox in latitude «1.10, longi tude 57.08. Xo vessel has reported pirkiny iij> Captain Tbornsen and hf« crew, and gravo fears ar.- entertained for thf-ir safety. It Is thought that if they were forced to take to their small boats !n thi- hurricane they had most probably perished. WIRES CUT; READING TRAINS STALLED (By Telegraph to Th- Tribune.) Philadelphia. Sept. 25-rlJves of passengers on Reading Railway trains on the New York division were Imperilled this, morning, when would-be trnin wreckers or thieves cut twelve spans of telegraph wire. Including the wire used by the dispatcher. It wns Instantly realized at the Rending terminal, when, a few minutes after 3 o'clock, the wire re fuse.l to work, that it hnd been tampered with, and trains were held up until the trouble could be found and repairs made. The wire cutting was done Just outsidfl tbe city limits. A message wan immediately sent to the police In that neighbor hood, but no arrebts were made. PERSIAN ELECTIONS ORDERED. Teheran, Sept! 25.— The Shah issued a manifesto to-day, ordering new elections and Calling for the convening of tha Assembly and Senate Novem ber M. This decree probably baa ■•en hastened by the Anslo-Russian note presentfd to the Shah on Sep tember S, calling his attention to Jhe disturbances in the provinces nnd the danger to the lives hni! property of foreigners, and urgently recommer.d lnß him to Issue h'.s promised proclamation re modelling the Persian parliament. The registration ciayt this year are Monday, October 5; Tuesday, October 6; Saturday, October 10, and Monday. October 12. All who intend to vote must register on one of these day*, between 7 a. m. and 10 p. m. NEW-YORK. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1908. -FOURTEEN PAGES. DKOUrHINWATERSBEI) CITY SUPPLY ASSURED. But Health Officials Fear Epidemic Unless Rain Comes Soon. Brooks in the Croton watershed that have never been known to be dry are now showing <'';■:>• beds; v.-ells upon which the possessors have depended for drinking water for years are empty for the first time; the nine great re» r vr.-iis in which the city water is stored show weed grown and rocky sloping banks for many feet, and the city is now consuming 340,000, ''■■■> ::;ii]'.ns of water daily from the stored sup •!■ . practically nothing being added by the tr-.-'ii.- or springs usually so prolific. It is the ->■<■• drouth in the Croton There is no danger of a water famine* as there were yesterday, according to i!:> figures in the ! '••,;'.- tnent of Water Supply, Gas and Electric ity, nearly sixty billion gallons ready for use, enough, if drained to aim the last drop, for ; IT.", days, but there Is danger to health. Rain | Ins been promised by the weather bureau. Climatic conditions are referred to as making a fairly heavy downpour soon inevitable; and the peason of the year when precipitation has always been heavy Is at hand. - The big Croton reservoir is now filled to within eight feet of the spillway, ■ r with "_'!.<!. '.7. mi gallons of water. This Is duo to th ■ fears of the t Health Department of an epidemic. In a conference a year ago with the department, of of which John H. O'Brien is Commissioner, it was pointed out by Dr. Darlington that low water in the Croton would be a menace to the health of the inhabitants of this city. Malig nant germs, it was said, scattered through 24,- I Oi K).< mO.t.JOO gallons would be far less dangerous than if contained in l!oi)0.<MiO~000 gallons' Con centration meant more liability to disease unions the consumers. Acting upon that, the Water Department adopted the policy of keep- Ing the Croton reservoir as nearly full as pos sible. But a few weeks ago it was down eigh teen feet below the spillway. Then the sluice ways of the upper reservoirs were opened. They were closed yesterday morning. NOT WORSE THAN LAST YEAR Croton reservoir, before the filling process had been begun, was clothed with grass an-! wredi on slopes that, when water was plenty. hart been covered. A visit to the place yesterday fchowed that the water had crept up and up, covering over half of this verdure. The water was sparkling. it looked pure, and was cool and inviting. Xo scum was visible anywhere. But the other reservoirs were not ro attractive at the margins. The exposed places at Titrcti . near Purdy'a station, were dry, not very weed . The same was true of Muscoot. Carmel. Fodoni an.l Bog Brook. Th. had been raying toll t> the big Croton. Cross Hlver reservoir was brimming full, and si -\v:is Iloyd'x Corner. A compared with last year, the reservoir* were below the spillways, as follows: Croton.. this year, s feet; last year, l."»; Tlti as. 19 to '•'; Musco.it. l_' to 17. Carmel, l.'i to 11: Sodomi 14 to 14; Bog Brook. 13 to 14. :::i .l :h ■ Middle Branch, ." to 4. In actual showing the conditions fire net worm: than last year. But tneii there was plenty of fresh water coming in. There, was no gn I drouth. The very source? of the supply were 1 not seemingly dried up. as at present. This drouth 1« fcarttl by <hf Water Depart ment and the Health Department* on account of the danger to the quality of water supplfpfL And there Is some dispute as to the \vlsdoni ot draining the ■:•.-.•• further u| the wotersheJ to supply Croton A meiuhtr <>f the Water Department said yesterday that there was more danger in exposing the surfaces of the res?r volr than In letting the water in Croton >-,<> down. But Dr. Darlington t Inks otherwise. The watershed has nut had a natural hath for six weeks. It sorely needs It. There is an accumulation of refuse on the roads, rall ■ road tra' i k beds, In the waste places of the towns and villagc-s. 'The stream beds, nearly all exposed, have '• en festering in the ; ■>• sun. To be sure, the Water Department has redoubled Its system of ir;sj tSon throughout the watershed. This was established In its ■.}.• against typhoid a year and .-. half ago. Dai:y and sometimes twice a day Inspectors traverse their districts. They are rigorous in their ■■- mands that the sanitary laws shall be obeyed. Sources of pollution I.'-. •■ I• en eliminated. Wherever possible the accumulations of dung have been burned or made harmless by means of chemicals. The first great downpour will clean >he water shed. Whatever has been overlooked l«y ttr. Inspectors, and whatever they have been power- j less to remedy, "ill be washed Into the streams ; that feed the reservoirs. WATER DEPARTMENT PRAISED I -r. Darlington and his Inspectors haven I except words of prai?o for t! ■•• Water Depart ment Inspectors. They have •!■ ne all In their power to minimize whatever danger the tl* -^ • « 1 may bring Into the city's water An I ;'■■ Health Commissioner does not expect wrious trouble, Imt Is apprehensive. Last weeh typh Id ■ ■ took a sudden Jump from 132 f< r the weeh before t-> 168. This week up to Thursday nißht 110 had been reported. This is not espoclallj alarm! ■•. but In the opinion "f physicians In the iiopnr* th' nt demands caution In the " : .!• wat< there Is only one typhoid case at present, and tli.-it f;:r away from any stream. The case Is mi!'';, but the Inspectors :ir. watching it with iniinit.' care. A physician who frequently In spect* th.- watershed mi' ( l yesterday: "The wisdom of the city In buying s >ur< s ol pollution, eradicating them and Inaugurating a synt.-m of Inspection has beer shown In this drouth. So will the crusade for pure milk, as foreign to the m itter ns that may appear The ,-ows to the watershed were never In bettor condition, nor w<r-r< the men who care for them inon- healthy. This means that f:i>n, that source we apprehend little danger. '!'!!• absence .•(' an army ot Italian laborers is .-i fortunate thing for the watershed at this time. There are few ;,, the whole section, nnd all are under Furveil lance. W< think the flllirg of Croton res rvoir was a necesaarj precaution, and events will prove It. The flry shores of the other water storage places are art a meni Tii<- weeds that wIU be (-; vered l y the iir: t Inrush •>' water from the expected ranis may discolor the water to some extent, but will jiot Impair ita quality." Th Water Department Inspectors have warned all persona whose we.Ua have run dry to gwt their drinking water from some source that Is s'iro to l-o pure. Failure to Ho this In the beginning came n< art"r t" causing ;; Uttl<- epidemic. A dweller In one of thf villages where then- ,-ir" few wells with water filled empty milk cans from ■ meagre spring. A Cew weeks later tils son had a well developed caw of typhoid. Fort unately this r:mio at once to the attention <>f tho Inspectors, and the j lan ot warning to all con sumers was at one adopted. Tl cperts in the Water Department said yesterday that they expected a beginning of heavy rains In a w<vn. OUR GLORIOUS AUTUMN is peen at its b<-st from the Eludsen Biver Lay Use Steamers. — auvl ROV.HASKELLGETS OUT ODER FIRE. RESIGXS AS DEMOCRATIC TREASURER. Admits His Action Is Direct Result of Charges Against Him. Chtkago, Sept 26. — Governor Charles N. Has i:.-ll :.t mi.lnight resigned as treasurer ot the Democratic National Committee. His resigna tion was announced by himself three hours after his arrival in Chicago from Gqthrle, Cikla., and after li<- had conferred with ofßcers at Demo cratic national headqu irtera In announcing ivs resignation Mr. Ha^kell said he rtM not de sire to be responsible ff>r any embarrassment v.hi^h n'lßht r.-salt to tho Democratic party through his retention nf the office of treasurer. Tint his resignation was the direct resuli "f the charges made against him by William It Hearst and President Roosevelt, Mr. Haskell admitted. At tho- same thne, he said, he .li.l not by bis resignation intend to admit that any of the cb- ■ -cs were true. When Mr. Haskell ;irriv*-.l in Chicago at <> o'clock last i:f;, r !'t he declared that he bad no! then r-si-:!''.l and that Mr. Bryan had not asked him to resign. Speaking to reporters, h" paid: "If you have any questions to .?sl;. put them on paper." H.- then went from the r-t;.t!"n to Dem .., ratlc heailq-iarters at th.- Audltoiium Annex When a list of questions was handed to him he ietlred to his room, paying be would give out answers !at--r. H. was in conference for a long time with National Conimitteeman Martin J. Wade, oi [owa, and Jos-pljus Daniels. ■ h linaan of the ] >< — , r:iti< pr ss committee. ill- REASONS FOB RESIGNING. It was midn'gnt when Mr. Haskell reappeared from the •■>■■• ■ He had In h'.s hands a written resignation addresseJ to Chairman Mack and Tli<- answers to the questions v. hi 'h had been given to him. ■I have my answers." be said. "They will explain themselves." After/giving an affirmative reply to the quea- . lion whether ho had resigned; but denying that Mi Bryan hail .-. -l:-i for toe resignation, the questions and answers read as follows: ••!>., you I -i v whether Mr Bryan knew of charges made against yi-u by Mr. Hearst be fore > ■ v were appointed treasurer?" •*I do not see how he could have." "Do you think yoftr further connection with j the -,.:. regardless of the truth or falsity j of the charges^ would tend to embarrass Mr. Bryan ye in.tur.- h*s chances?" "It ii.':...' At any rate, I would not be a ; •T<'«.i < itizvJi if 1 - ,••.! any embarrassment In | the fight of the honest people against the spe- ! rial In ten stst" "Do you Intend to reply to President Roose y.lf?' "•" • "I }.;.: not done ■■• yet." "Dj y.-.i Intend to renew your demand for an | Investigation of the charges?" ■How .an I? Roosevolt cdmlts he did not I tell th.- truth." In answer to a series of questions as to his } relations t«. the Citizens Alliance, .'aid to have r been organized at Muskogee, pkla.', to fight the ioi*nl labM unions, Mr. li.i- :;■ : ; denied that the j alliance was ever organized. In reply to ques- ■ tions concerning Standard Oil Company, he repeated his former denials of i-ver having had ! anytning to .:.. with that con:, any. L . .■ri;i: TO CHAIRMAN MACK. «; vrrn t Haskell'a letter of resignation reads a . follows: Hon. Norman E. Mack, Chairman Democratic ' National Committee, New York City. My Dear Sir: in i.'ursuanec of information 33 to your i!;ii:- :■:'■'..■..:■•. when I went home before I assumed I would find you here upon my return to-day. I now learn that you will be detained in the East until Tuesday, and as 1 must be home Monday I leave morrow. Since the President and his Cabinet have Joined 1.....-- . Itli Mr. ..-.'..-i and three Wai! Street brokers to make a personal flsht against ill". mitwiu inn ■■ ■■ lh( J're.-M.llt ,!l 111., an ■•■•■ i t'. Mr. Bryan abandoned in- charge about Ohio Standard nil .: t .-.s. y ! by all the means at the command <•: tile :• ■ , riiiu ill and i in- mil ,ions of Hearst and ii..; Wall Street allies, they persist in vicious, unwarruntt-d and untruthful attacks on in.-. Personally I welcome tneir at tack, .mil shall !i>-. t it Aih all the vigor at my command I-! all treat them ;>!! as private citi zens an 1 subject t> the pt-nuhies of the law, v. !.i' !i l! ■ y m.[ it. ' In thi.- 1 know i sha!: have the aid of my neighbors ai home for all proper purposes, but my time must be fr ■>• frani other demands hi re. Again, my heart is full or hope fur the elec ii"ii of bryan and Kern. Honest government ami rule by the people is at -i. :-. . Important l»y..|i,; any battle ;.» the polls in ;!■•• last gen eration i.-> : : ■■■ i'eii'.in;< contest. i would not f r on imnneat consider remain ing in any .\:i\ connected ivl.h the omtniitet?; thfrefuie I iit-reby tender my i-y-l v.v.iti..n a.. treasurer of the Dem >cratt< Nj:i ma) Con-» mlttee, that ntn >t the .-li;;u: ■ t contest of my own could In an. way be ps«d by th* 1 res. (i :.i to loud the 6kj and .- ;i' Id yui .-, .;.... Nt! from discussing the itul i:s ..-.. ;-;i.. . . ■;,,.,.■ the Republican duplicity tv th? i>e-ipl;; \ c. ;;. ii.\. •-.!■; ■;':.•■ news, of the resignati< ti i f Governor Has keil was received at Urnriciatlc national head- Quarters In !• v last rIj!::. The annouricemvnt caused no surprise, as sin li an outcome of the situation had been expected. Through his sec retary. Chairman Mack announced that be ha 1 nothing to say r.n th.' subject last n'ght. None of til- others at Rt-adquari ts h:i.l aay conirnent to make for publication. TO ANSWER HASKELL. Statement from 1 White House Likely After Hearing from Bryan. Washington. Sept. 25. — It was expected that a statement would be viyi-n out at the White House to-day regarding the charges <f Gov ernor Haskeil of Oklahoma, concerning th;? franchise of the Prairie <;.■!> and • >\'. Company, which has figured conspicuously in recent tele graphic correspondence! but after t lit-' question had been considered at the Cabinet meeting it was decided to withhold the statement pending tho reply of William J. Bryan to the Presi dent's recent communication regarding Governor Haskeil. MR. LONGWORTH RENOMINATED. Cincinnati, Sept. 23.— Congressman Nicholas Long worth ami Herman Oo.'bal were to-day r.<itninattM for election by Repuhlloans of the Ist and id . Ohio districts; respectively. \ .j SEES A TAFT LAXDSLIDE. | President Predicts Greater Victory than That of 1904. [From The Tribune Bureau.] Washington, Sept. 2,%.— President Roosevelt to-day declared his belief that William H. Tnft ; would carry more states than he himself had j carried in 1904. The President.^after' studying '. the field carefully, is confident the people want • present policies continued under a Republican administration. His assertion was mad" to General Felix Agnus, of Baltimore, who called | to predict a decisive victory for Taft in Mary- I land. "I told the President we would carry j the state by not less than 2T..0<i0, and he told '^ne that Taft would be elected by a big major ity in the . Electoral College, carrying more states than he himself had done against Par ker in Hit)!." said General Agnus. ; A BATTLE AT TABRIZ. Royalist Forces Shell City—Satar Khan Attempts Sortie. M. Petersburg, Sept. 20.— The "Xovoe Vrem 1 ya's" Tabriz correspondent, telegraphing on Friday, says: "A decisive struggle was begun to-day with"! an artillery duel in which the Nationalists were ! worsted after six hours of steady .»IT-lllns<. ! Aln-ed-Doirl«n, who was sent to Tabriz to re store the authority of the Shah, i educed the Khlaban quarter to ruins. The effect of the exploding shells terrified the Inhabitants, many of whom fled into the Royalist camp. "Early in the afternoon, under the cover of artillery fire, a strong force of Royalists suc ceeded in gaining the heights commanding the northwestern portion <-t the city, but Aln-ed- Dowlefa postponed until to-morrow a Joint at tack fr~>m three sides. "Patar Kha •. the Constitutionalist leader, at tempted a sortie northward as this telegram | was filed. The result of the sortie is not known. "Tims far the Europeans in Tabriz have suf- ! rered no losses." TROUBLE IN NEAR EAST. Turkey Appeals to the oners Against Bulgaria. Constantinople, Sept 25.— The Porte has ap pealed to the powers against the occupation of the Eastern Rumelian section of tbe Oriental Railway by Bulgarian troops. Bulgaria took advantage of the recent strike to occupy the line, but it was the understanding that the troops would be withdrawn when the strike was over. Th.- strike collapsed on September 20, but the Croups are stll in occupation of the railway, and Bulgaria now says it hi a question between the railroad company and Bulgaria, with which Turkey has no concern. The )(C cupatlcn of the line has created a diplomatic incident of extreme gravity. — • — WON'T STOP SUNDAY BALL President Tells W. C. T. U. That Soldiers Xeed Exercise. • - ta The Tn! m ' Boston, Sept. 'St. President Roo*eveU is in favor .'! Sunday baseball for soldi r s. He so ■\i r< >.-.-> himself in .:■ th t':;>- petition ol the Woman's Christian Temperan c Cnj.'n that be prohibit Sunday buj ■ al !•"■ rt : I I to the fort off) lab tir-t. and whi n thej . • - • ,t di : • to tin Pn sldent To-daj they i :• ! tter from the adjutant .: ..r:', ..f thi army ng t'- ti •■ i-'titi.-n and .-:i\i::c: 'Th'- President requests me t>> tell y.^u thai he ■ >nFiders and the vVai Department consid ers exercise an Important part "f military trainin i i ry on Sunday aa on other days, and he sees no reason why the department should discriminate against baseball in ' : " -• >. i articularlj aa it .1 ■> appear that tbe Sunday baseball pbtyhis dto" turbs any citizen." RIOTING IX MANCHESTER. Unemployed Try to Raid Toxin Hall — Dispersed }),! Police. Manchester, England, Sept "_'.'•. There were wiM .-cer.es of disorder here to-ni?ht when num bers of the unemployed who recently have cre ated frequeni disturbances came Into contact with the p«»l!c«\ The mob attempted to raid th<- Town Hall, where the Lonl j:.T.-..r was holding r. reception, but was frustrated by the police. v.*io made a charge with their clubs. A num ber of jet sons were Injured, ami the police di l not escape without bruises and cuts. Finally, however, the mob was scattered and order re stored. DIES FROM OLD FIGHT. August S<-li m lioic Fated at Last — Assailant un Hail. William \v.-ti.»i . cf N •. tit H ■ kx •'-••■t i tlrn, »*led In •!.•• j., n P'.-.n<l Colleg- !In<sp'tnt !. • • ni^-ht '■•I' '-I'M wounds Infllrteil by An.lr -v ZSrrrphy, i f >:«> 4'"« Hl-k" street, in a CblunMn street sa-' 1 ■ -1 ■ n Aiartir' 23. Murphy was .-irr-v-,,.,; fr n ■■■'• |. v p;irr< »!i- i-i Llojwl. <f ih ■ Ar.l!lv -"•■ ■■' -t.i. t <■>. nr,l . n m m !■■ .1 i.,!>- Raj-njcml rtreet jail on ii rhnrpe if f;lon'cua r- anil His else wa adjcurncl several times nn>l he was rli : •.-' ; -. W, •■ bill .1-1 •••■■!:, r 4. •;■;,.. ?>r-!»-e ;, t -. ■••■-. ! ln« for '.".i nmi li" •-,":■ r - rhcpi-'l ->^«f!> 1.-.ir i r NilN i'l ih-> • ■■< ,■■■■_ x,...,;,,,.. to th-» p< lire. Murphy has h;»«l trouble with the .'•th..,- ti s several times. '!•• i:* Ire «t- rs 1- i ;-;i-.-. • ;»frtr iliv. ;mi"; Is r. lead.*! of a troTibl -seme wat>rfrcßl pan - .'i i:rfoklyn. J. W. PATH. TH.. PIES SUDDENLY. Philadelphia Financier Strieker* by Cerebral He-.rorrli?.r;e at Virginia Hot Springs. It. SrH-iis. Vn . Sept. 2".— Whtl" «<»;ite.l at luncheon tr-<lay in the Homestead Hotel. Jamr* \V. I 1I 1 - ul. jr.. of l'hll i.l"l|.hin. was st-tcken "ith cerebral haaaorthaif?. <lyir>K in his roomi to which he was h'.iireti'ntfly hurried, three bean Infer. .It was seen that his ease was bopal*l« Imiiv^fately after the attack, His daughter, sl!ss Mary Aatai Paul, was informal cf bis condition, and she wa3 with him when the on.l came. Mr Caul was in the tiflv eighth year >t bis age it., arrived at Hi S;irinr:s with his daughter two days ago, .seek ing to recuperate bis failing hVelth. He Is sur vived by dnc .-'ii. A. J. Dmel Pant and two daughters^ the other of whom is Mrs. Paul Denckla Mills. Mr. Paul was a member of the firm Of Drexel & Co.. Philadelphia; J. P. Morgan & «... New- York, and Mor^an-Hnrjes Company, cf Parl3. Two brothers. Frank \V. Paul ami Lawrence T. Paul, survive him. A sister was Uu late Mrs. William Waldorf AsW» I ri«I( E THREE CENTS. IOWA WELCOMES TAFT HE ACTS AS PEACEMAKER. Proves Himself a Good "Mixer" aM Well as Speaker. [By Telegraph M The Tribune 1 Dcs Molnes. lowa. Sept. 25.— Sir. Taft's tri^ through lowa to-day has been a continuous ova tion, the crowds and enthusiasm exceeding even the scenes in Wisconsin yesterday.' Tremendous crowds greeted the candidate at every scheduled] stop, at - many points where no stop was ar ranged for and in some instances where none was made. The tact which enabled Mr. Taft to tame the recalcitrant Filipinos and calm the excited Cubans !s standing him In good , stead on this trip, and there are Indications that not the least beneficial effect of his .speaking tour .will be the extent to which his presence operate* to compose the differences In the party ranks. Yesterday Senator La Follette and Governor Davidson met on the same platform at Madison, anil for the remainder of the day they travelled with -Mr. Taft. eating at his table In the private car Constitution and appearing together on ■mill mill platforms, all differences seemingly forgotten under the influence of the genial smll* of the Presidential candidate. To-day Governor Cummins and Major Lacey, rival candidates for the Senate, smoked th« calumet under the auspices of the great pacifica tor, and after that they rode In the same car tlagem, sat side by side on the same platforms and save a highly artistic imitation of enjoying their propinquity, while between stops Mr Taft Joked them both impartially and laughed heart ily at the joke played •■ the major by some irresponsible citizens of Burlington, who for a tim» persisted in carrying immediately in front of the carriage occupied by the candidates for Senator a banner inscribed "Taft and Cum mins." , When Senator Dixon. In announcing 1 the itin erary of Mr. Taft. said that the news of his trip bad given encouragement to thousands of Re publicans in this section of the country, he spoke perhaps even more accurately than he knew. Every politician encountered in lowa declares that this state will give a majority of not less than .""/• l for Ike national ticket, and many believe the figures will exceed that number. Experienced politicians who travel on the special train from time to time declare that the result* of this trip will be far-reaching, that the simple n'U?r«-s.=es and obvious candor of the candidate, together with his pleasing personality and iheerv. genial mnnner. will make thousands of, votes, and all declare that as a speaker Mr. Tuffs success is demonstrated. RECEPTION AT DES MOINES. The climax of lowa's reception was reached at [■••- M<ir." =. where not only almost the entires population of the capita! city hut many thou sand visitor! crowded the streets and cheered to the echo the man they believe will be tha n~xt President of Ike t'nitt-.i States. Tbe chief streets were brilliantly Illuminated and decorated as the twenty-five automobHes which conveyed Mr. TaH and his party passed through the principal Streets^ As Mr. Taft's automobile reached a point on Walnut street near the centre of the city the corners of a ksaji flag, which had ' been suspended horizontally, were dropped and the candidate's automobile was showered with carnations. Mr. Taft was first t::l:?n to the Plymouth Con gregational ' him h. where an audience of three thotsFnn.l women was assembled, under tlrs auspice* of the Dcs Moir.cs Women's c!uh This club \mv\ brought to Dcs M 'in.--» over two thou «j:mJ «'f the l-adirg club women in lowa for the* solo lurpose ot hearing Mr Taft. A well trained snrpUced c'»<>ir »«f considerable size sane a hymn and then the president. Mrs. W. F. Mitchell, in troduced Mr. Taft as a man who rto.»d for the American home and the highest American iflcals. Three thousand handkerchiefs waved a welcome ;■> Mr. Taft iame forward. "I have addressed one hundred thousand loyal Republicans since I crossed into lowa this m >rn ir.s?. but this caps the climax." said Mr. Taft. "I am a properly domesticated animal." ha con tinued. "an<l so I welcome the opportunity of talking no) to the voters, but to those who con trol the voters. ;am In favor of woman suf frage when all women fnv.>r it." and his ro mark wa* greeted witS applause an l laughter. He tbrn discussed the Philippine question. <nying. among other ihines: -We fownd"them a Chrfstfan people; ar.d that is the baris if »->ir hopv that we may put them «n their feel ri;l imk" them a self-rerpectinu. sclf-gov€*rnlns people." Mr. T:ft noxt addressed briefly art audience of worfcingm>n on the Krsst Side, and then went to the Audit >rium. where he found rive thousand persons In the hi!l nr.d a srreat crowd which cculd not tra!^ admission. Governor Oimrnlna prVsiJcd. and Intr^Cwed Major Lacey. waa •poke; in suppoit rf the national ticket. a Introducing Mr. Taft. the Governor described him a* ";» man after the heart of Theodora >• ■■• v ■'.:. a row cf peace, though lately Secre tary .f War. ■ :r. :n •:" deeds rathrr than, words." The audience che?rei! to the echo as the can drl;«r«- came forward, and for som<» minutes ha sotigtil in ita t • hucll the outburst Although viry hoarse, he discussed with force :he> trusts arid ;heir regulation, anil the tariff, and re cciveu tremendous applause at the cl psa of his remarks. The • n->btle procession was again re ru'ntd i»nd nn the W»>«t Side he dclievered a brtrl gieetlnq to an audience of several thou a and. r. ho •- ■•■■•••■ 1 aatltWl'd v* have seen htm. altbouch he conld not address them at great tensth. iiKi:r:Trt> 'V great crowds. Th* "Trift spcclr*!" . ■•«■- .-■ d from Illinois Into I^-.^a r.? CTfntcn nt S o'clock this morning:, swun^f yr;:tyi n'onsr the '^lissis'sippl to Furlinet'vn. and '."■l'll northwest tos D> M «tne« The fir.-<t stops «-?r^ d;!> nt <"linf->n. Davenrort, Mu.-'catlr.e. >tr.. ■'" hi TTeprrneutntlve Dawscn's district, and truly i-i--.ii t ■ pth>na were given the candi- . . date by crowds f:-r In excels, in proportion to the i • i-!!':ii'-- i if the town*, of ary hitherto cn raanfer .'• At Clinton Mr. Taft was driven to IBi park, where he naNirwse'l a iarg- open air bV;?t!n£J. He w:-.s so thorcugMy rested and his ■. . :• •■ .•■> motll ImprcTed that ho spoke for '!;(r ty-f.ve minutes, his i> rrniks being constantly Interrupted with appkanae At Davenpcrt the iltv was beautifully decorated in honor of th«? <•• <-!«li ii. and ten thousand persons covered th* lawn surrounding the courthouse, where Mr. Tnft spoke. Mr. Dajwaea introduced the candi daN *"< the man chosen by the party <>f Ltn roan and McKlnley and Roosevelt a.* better fitted " than any other mm in the country to clinch the HoeafveH policies." and the crowd was quick t»> ipar.ife«!t Its approval. Mr Taft spoke briefly, pledging himself to do all in his power to cinry to completion 1 the policies of the present admin- "" istration "It la a great pleasure for me to come here and be escorted by the great -men of lowa." he. x. id. "I appreciate the complin The fact that my welcome into the state Is by Governor Cummins. Major Lacey and Congress men Smith and Dawson indicates that low* la