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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HER AID, TUESDAY, 'AUGUST St, ItM.
HAYS MILS COX'S FUND STORY FALSE Continued from firti Pf- beeches of members of ContrMt ndr the Oovernment frnk end that It paid no rent for lis beadsuertara for It hart rhftms In the office building of the House of Representatives, . Mr. Hay wu accompanied to the hearing by rred M. Urarr.. '' the Republican National Committee, wio Will testify to-morrow. VIcesJHrtan John T. Adsme, Qorrc W""; ? Democratic chairman, and Wilbur MArsft, treasurer, who are to be celled later, wore spectators Mm. Alice R.o"yelt Uongworth wu a listener at th arter noon session. Ceasmtttee All Present. All five members of tha Senatorial committee beard tha teatlniony and took part In the questioning. The Republi can members are W. 8. Kcnyon of Iowa, chairman : Walter E. Edgs of New Jer sey and Setdem P. 8pencer of Missouri. The Democrats are James A. React of Missouri and Atlee pomefene of Ohio. The bearing took placa In tha United States District Court room m tna Jedornl Building and hardly mora than evenly perBona heard the first testimony Of a hrnrlng which In the opinion of nnc persons may decide tha Presidency. Chairman Kenyon at tne outset vro Bceed Introducing new paper account of Gov. Cnx's speeches containing the chivrffea. This waa done over the pro Wat of Senator Reed, who demanded observant of tha ordinary rulee of evi dence with tha exception that trftnesses tight be asked If they ever had heard or money being collected or apent. T"J don't think candldatea' speeches Ufiake the Issue ; we make the Issue," laid Reed. AM tha Cox charge were read. Includ ing that of the U,000,600 campaign lund, the "conspiracy to buy the Presi dency" and the recent one, made In New "fork, that tha forces of reaction "are at tempting to buy an administration that 111 be favorable to their policies, and one 4f these policies la the uae of the bayonet 93 the settlement of these Industrial dis putes." ; Will Hays. Republican chairman since -february, 118, than took the stand. He ad a fat yellow brief casa from which le extracted papers from time to time. ,pe said that In hta deetre to be exact he lad prepared a statement which he would read and then ha would answer any Aueetlons, 1 genator Read frequently Interrupted the reading with cross-examination f hlch at times was vary severe. Statements by Hays. '! Here are the essential facta of Mr. inys's statement: ' "We, of course, welcome the oppor tunity further fully to set forth the effort Of the Republican National Committee to popularise the giving if money for campaign purposes by getting small con tributions from a rreat many men and women rather than large contributions from a small number, thus forever elim inating any possible opportunity for Sinister Influences in connection with aionev In politics. I -This plan for the raising of money through small contributions grew out 9f two primary causes: "(1) The real dealre to work a real reform In the elimination of any pos sible Improper obligation. This purpose we believed would be advanced by get ting the money for the necessary ex penses from thousands of men and women In small amounts rather than from a few very large gifts. "(2) Out of the experience In con nection with raising funds for war pur poses these popular drives had become a familiar activity, and It seemed pos sible at this time to undertake that hind of action by a political organlsa - tlon. We particularly hoped that this activity would Increase the political In terest. "The plan was proposed early In 191. . I think the first publication of the Idea was on May 21, 191. "It was then the purpose, and It has since been the purpose, to endeavor to limit the contributions to a maximum of a thousand dollars before the nomi nating convention and a thousand after, We have all tried to adhere to that plan. It has been an Innovation of recognised merit,, but, being an Innova tion, It has been necessary to acquaint the public with the plan and Instill the political Interest. Recognizing the ne cessity of meeting legitimate campaign expenditures, It was our opinion that the one best way for the money to be provided was by the means of small contributions from the great membership of the party. As announced In the first .Instance, there waa a general commit tee of ways and means, acting under the treasurer, to; carry the work Into each State uUlmatol to get small con tributions from the smallest units of territory. Follow lied Crews Plan. "With the formation of the national ways and means committee came the ef fort to get a State way and means com mittee in every State, with a man aa State chairman and a woman as vice chairman ; then to endeavor to get a county chairman of the ways and means committee and a woman vice-chairman, and then by such processes of organi sation as the localities might adopt or ganise just an In a Red Cross or Liberty Loan campaign. " "As soon as possible after the con vention definite plans were mads fcr the campaign proper, and a budget or estimate was worked out ai carefully . as possible beginning as of July 1, of a ; 'total amount which woul 1 be needed 'for the actual campaign, and this was 1,079,017. fO. divided as follows: "Speakers' Bureau. Including salaries ' and expenses Incident to publicity, particular meetings, travelling and other expenses of speakers 1266,100. I! "Headquarters' expense, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Ban Francisco, Including administration, typists, mailing department, telephone, telegraph,, furniture and fixtures, sup piles, postage, envelopes, travelling ex penses $760,174.10. "Rants, all headquarters 145,942. "Publicity. Including news service to Republican papers, pamphlets, booklets, tost books, shipping expanses, litho graphs, campaign buttons, bill boards, advertisements In masjailnes. so.. RUMOO. "QOneral expenses. Including all bu reaus. aiMh as bureaus of clubs, shipping departments and distribution freight, express, tro. ; Including treasurer's office In Chicago and salaries, all travelling and other expenses incident to raising of money ; also Including same expense Kastem treasurer's office, New Tors, and other general expenses, lt0,tl0. "Total, MTI.OIT.S0. Million for tatas. "This does not, of course. Include col lections for States where there Is a mutual agreement that such collecting for the States and national committees shall be done Jointly. While it makee the total amount that passes through the National Committee treasury greater than is spent by the National Commit tee, It gives a unity of collecting effort that Is desirable, both In the saving of tlmo and labor, and less bother to the one who Is solicited. It Is my opinion that the total amount whieh has been and will be finally collected by the joint money raising organisations for the use Of ail Stat committees in their State elections will approximate a million dol lars, This Is ne part of the National Committee's fund. "At different periods different quotas havs been suggested by the treasurer's office as tentative goals In different States, and the State committees them selves have fixed different quotas These, as above suggested, are changing con stantly, and always, f course, were made higher than the amount either neoessary or anticipated. The fact Is. the quotas mean little. Furthermore, whatever may have been suggested as quotas by oversealous solicitors In their enthusiasm In different IsoAMtlea, the fact remains that a certain amount was believed necessary and the budget above referred to was indicated therefor which Is $3,079,027,20 for the use of the National Committee. Sln.OOO.Oon Needed for Cos. "During this time, too, Vnd as early as August, 1919, the opposition was en gaged In similar activity, though aiming for larger -mounts, all of which Influ enced our activities. I call attention, in that connexion, to the issue of the New York World of Sunday, August 24, 1919, re dor ting a meeting of the Democratic National Executive Committee In At lantic City. This story was headed, Need 1 10.000,0 W to Elect President W. D. Jamleson of, Democratic National Committee tells of plans to finance the 1920 campaign Says expenses will be far greater than In 191$.' "Also we were advised of the continu ing activities of the opposition in their 1918 soliciting machinery, wtth the large offices In the Bond Building In Washing ton, with a great number of electrls typewriters operating; night and day and with several hundred employees, which money raising machinery was said to cost in itself several hundred thousand dollars. "We were advised of the alleged mis use of Governmental Instruments and functions by the Democratic organisa tion for political purposes, sending out thousands of tons of propaganda by the Democratic Administration during the paper shortage while limiting the use of parlor by the press, and that a large part of It was Democratic political propa ganda, all paid for by taxpayers' money ; and were Informed, too, that the Demo cratic committee even resorted to draw Ing drafts on bankers In whose banks Government funds wtre deposited, wiring such bankers that they had already drawn such drafts We were advised also, and lately, of the effort of certain Interests to collect morey outside the Democratic National Committee to try to aid In the election of Gov. Cog. Evidence of this I am pre pared to submit If desired. "At the tlmo of the 1M0 convention whan tho books were closed on Batur day, 'use II. and a new set opened oa Monday, June 14, by tho now Nations Committee and the r 'eoted officers, th National Commit i e liml on nlLnd dtLIT, whloh was turned over by the oh committee, and we owed $100,000. Total Raised fSlS,lS. "Sines ths 110 convention with tho orgsnlsatlon for money raising which waa developed during 1119 and the first six months of 1120 there set boon raised by the National Committee for Its own use 111,011.14 tip to Ausrusx 28, 1110. During this period there has been raised by ths States when We have a Joint working arrangement for their own use the sum of 1111.241. 71. 'There was on hsnd on August 11, 1920, In the National Committee treas ury $151,111.11 and we had $410,000. This amount has been borrowed In or der to anticipate expenditures. Of this we have loaned to ths Congressional Campaign Committee II 11,100 and wo havs loaned to ths Senatorial Campaign Committee $10,000 and we have loaned to the State Campaign Committee $11,000. "From Jbne 14 to August II, 1110. the National Committee has expended $841,009.(0, whloh has been spent for headquarters expenses. Including Wash ington. Nsw York, Boston, Chicago, Den ver and San Francisco ; administration, mailing department, telephone, telegraph, furniture, additional fixtures, supplies, postage, envelopes, travelling expenses; also speakers' bureau. Including salaries and expense of publicity Incident to par ticular meetings, speakers' travelling and other expenses; rent of all headquar ters; general publicity, Including nsws and cartoon service to Republican pa pers, pamphlets, booklets, text books, shipping expense, lithographs, campaign buttons, advertisements In magaslnes; general expense of all bureaus, such as bureau ot clubs: shipping department, distribution, freight, express; also In cluding expenses Incident to raising of money In treasurers' offices St Chicago and New York. "This reaves a deficit of $21,174.11 on August 21, 1910. However, we hsve on hand uncollected pledge cards amounting to $291,611.11, all due between now and October 1. The treasurer has these pledge cards These pledges come from every State, and are from 2,304 persons with an average contribution of $111.11 rer person. Of these 2,104 pledges none ere over $1,000 except two, which are for $5,000 each. "The names of ail contributors, to gether with the amounts they have clven, from June 14 to August 31, 120, are here for the Inspection of the com n.iltee. "During this period from June 14, 1920, to August 21, 10, there were 12.38 men and women contributors to both the National Committee and to State committees through the Joint collecting organisation, an average of $12.11. Of thee none have been over the thousand dollar rule except eight, which eight have given a total of $11,500. an aver age of $i.s7.50. The highest of these was $2,500. "Dur.ng the approximately nineteen months between December 1, 1918, and June 12, 1920, the National Committee raised $1,815,17.41. Of this amount the sum of $1,112,324.3 was spent. Includ ing publicity, educational, speaking and ether activities. Including, as above sug gested, the work done In connection with the several States' elections held In 1919 ; including salaries and expenses of speakers, publicity, travelling and other expense tn connection with meet ings, expense of headquarters tn Wash ington, New York, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco administration, typists, nulling, telephone, telegraph, supplies, paper, postage, envelopes, rent, general publicity, including news snd osrtoon service to Republican papers, pamphlets, booklets, shipping expenses, also gen eral sxpense of ths 10 National Con vention, snd the expenses ot the tress-1 urer"s offices In New York and Chicago 1 salaries and travelling egpsnses In con-1 nectlon with ths raising of monsy. "There wss raised by the States by the Joint oolleotlng organisation during thess rlneteen months a total ot 4I.411.21, which wss for their own us In their State elections and for their own organi sation, pifbltcltr sad other work. All Basses Avslltkl. "Ths names of all contributors, to gether with the amounts they have given from December 1, llll. to June II, 1110, are here also for ths Inspection of ths committee. During this period, of approximately nineteen months, there were 11,115 contributors to the National and tho State committees through the Joint working arrangements, with sn average contribution of $11.11 of these 1.1, MT. contributors, there were thirty-nine v. ha gave more than a thou sand dollars 1 ft the thousand dollar nils was suffti tot, Those thirty-nine men gave a tot i of $109.00 ; ons $1,000, and of th b.tlanos none over 18,000. The averuutt ot ths thirty-nine was $1. 749.11. "This makes a total of contributions from December 1, IMfi, to August 24, 1110, pt $11,104, with an average con tribution of f.IO coming from all States of ths Colon. "There has been a real effort to adhere strictly to ths thousand dollar rule, with a View of making a real ef fort to raise the money by small gifts, alvsya with ths purpose If ws fall to do this, that ws would announcs to the publlo that larger gifts would be ac cepted. It Is difficult, In a popular plan of this kind, entirely unprecendented as a matter of fact, and not at once under stood, to keep alt the collectors And all tha givers within ths rules. A great many have been Inclined to send their usual contributions, and on the other hand ambitious solicitors, endeavoring to outstrip other grouped or other neigh borhoods, are sometimes inclined to re sort to methods measured by their en thusiasm. "In all preparations for the campaign, of course, we hsve In mind the very greatly Increased electorate by reason of suffrage and the publicity matter and other things made necessary by that condition. Qaotes Cox Charges. "Gov. Cox has publicly charged: "1. That certain intereets were banded together to buy the Presidency, and that millions had been contributed to the Republican party with sinister in tent' That statement is false. "2. That there Is a deliberate plot that has been carried Into every county In America In a, conspiracy to buy the Presidency Of the United States. That statement is also false. "I. That others are writing large checks so 'that If their puppets or tools get Into office and there are Industrial controversies, they can have the bayonet to enforce their wIlL' That statement is also false. "A That "millions havs been contrib uted through a corrupt source In fur therance of the Republican conspiracy to buy an underh'old on ths Presi dency; that ths Republican fund, not a campaign fund but a corruption fund. will not be less than $16,000,000,' That statement is also false. s "I. That a quota fixing assessments to be raised by certain cities, amounting to over $8,000,000, 'was adopted at a meet Ing at whloh Mr. TJpham and I were present' That charge Is also false. No such quotas were ever adoptsd at any such. meeting or at any other time or place, and no operation had under such quota. "He has mads other statements charg X I Flint i Fine Furniture- (ENDING FRltViY) ANNUALtSUMMERvkE 1 FLINT QUALITY OEPENCABlf FURNITURE f 10 to 50 I Edcryiteminouf stohasbeen reaiKca-nc less than K Special Sale of Navajo Ru We are offering our complete stock of Navajo Indian Rugs at a special reduction. These rugs are a product of our own Southwest and are made by a people who have developed a primitive art into an article of modern utility. Originally woven as blankets, they are now made in heavier texture , an excellent all wool rug for the bedroom, bath room, porch, library or den. 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"I now say that each and all of these several charges ars absolutely false In what thee; say and libellous In their purpose." Senstor Reed constantly objected to the Introduction of newspaper clippings, saying they merely furnished the com mittee with leaas In the following ot which It should call all ths witnesses. "I don't think." he added, "It Is quite In keeping with the situation as It stands st the moment to call either Henitor Harding or Gov. Cox ; but If Gov. Cox has thess facts he ought to-be able to tell us ths names of the witnesses" Mr. Hays, explaining his reference to the stories of the 11,000,000 or 110,000. 000 which last year the Democrntlo party purposed raising for ths yesr mi iii It was "a countercharge of their activities and their estimates and their purposes as to the amounts they stt shout to raise and of which they raised a very good deal." "I will state under oath," he added, 'that I believe It wss their purpose and hat they, acting under that purpose, set about building up the machinery to do he very thing Mr. Jamleson Is quoted aa proposing to do, In the Now York World of August 24, llt, the New York Times of September 24, Ml, and the New York Tribune ot October II, lilt." "Hearsay," Says Iteed. This Is rank hearsay," said Senator Reed But Mr. Hays said the Jamleson story had been Investigated and he would have wttnessee In regard to It. One ot them would be Clarence B. Miller, sec retary of the Republican National Com mittee And aa to the sending out of great quantities of propsgnnda by the Democrats under the guise of reports at the expense of the taxpayers, Mr. Hays referred the committee to speeches by Reed Smoot In the Senate. Mr. Hays also read a circular letter sent out by the Comptroller of the Treasury on July 31, lion. In whloh this aj peered: "Aside from the disturbed and tlarm iiirt state of affairs of the Old World I am convinced that this country's refusal to ratify the peace treaty Is responsi ble." . "He makes a campaign argument at file taxpayers' expense by Injecting that Ir to his letter," the witness remuked. Senator Reed, admitting that this might be characterised as political prop aganda by some persons, said sarcas tically, "By others It would be charac terised as an effort to save tho world." He asked Mr. Hays If he knew of any banks, . depositories of government money, on which; aa charged by Mr. Hays, the Democratic National Commit tee had drawn drafts. The witness said he didn't, but gave George W. Buane, member of the Republican National Committee from Florida, as his author ity. A banker had told Beane he was afraid not to honor the drafts, because the Government deposits might be with drawn. Mr. Haya says he got this In formation from Mr. Beane and wired It to Secretary of the Treasury Olass on January 10 last. Oooaa Befclaa fox. Mr. Hays then said he had evidence of efforts of Interests outside the Demo cratic National Committee to raise money tor the election of Oov. Cox. No objection, was made to his reading the following letter, which made even Sena tor Reed amate, and was th spiciest revelation of the day : "14 Broad street, Newark, IT. J., July 22, 120. "Ofice of tht President. "Help eieot men who uHil Sill proMM rioe. "Vabain Bros., "Dtar Sir and JJrolAsr: 'The organised liquor trade of New Jersey has set out to do Its part toward the election ot James M. Cox as the next President of the United States, and I' becomes my duty to call upon you to help. More than that, we arn going to ficht as wu never fought before to keep the hirelings of the Anti-Saloon Leaguo out of office, to elect Congressmen In the twelve Congressional districts of the State who will vote to amend-the Vol stead act so as to permit the sals of light wins and beer, to elect Assembly men and State Senators who will keep Now Jersey from ratifying the' Eigh teenth Amendment and prevent the pas sags of any law concurring tn th Volstead act In Its present form. "The nomination of Gov. Cox of Ohio for the Presidency by the Democrats Is a big victory for our Interests, and It can he attributed to a great degree to the activity of our trade organisation here In New Jersey and throughout the nation. Oov. Cox Is a pronounced "wet," and he can be relied upon to approve an amendment to the Volstead act as suggested above. 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