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The Herald has" the largest
morning home circulation, - and
prints all the news of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features.
Fair to-day and to-morrow;
light to moderate south winds.
Temperatures jesterday Max
imum, 66; minimum, 43.
NO. 2189
Archbold, Fuck, and
Gould Gave $400,000
Turks Make Peace With
Italy; Fire on Greeks
fleorgeR. Sheldon Testifies as
to Amounts Given to Roose
velt Campaign Fund.
Senator Dixon Clashes with Mem
bers of Glapp Committee
During Hearing.
The dapp investigating committee tor
the first time since It began Its sessions
last summer, yesterday turned up really
Important testimony touching upon con
tributions to the Republican war chest."
which elected Theodore Roosevelt In
Through the testimony of George R.
Sheldon, treasurer or the Republican
national committee since 190S, It was es
tablished, not only that John D Arch-j
bold, vice president of the Standard Oil
Company, contributed 1100,000 to the
campaign fund of 1304. but that Henry
;.' Frlck, the steel magnate, J. P. Mor
ran . Co, and George J. Gould con
tributed like amounts Nearly 73 per
ent of the contributions, he said, were
Yom corporation".
Mr. Sheldon, who had testified before,
was recalled for the purpose of laving
this Information. His testimony as to
the Standard Oil contribution will be re--elved
as final settlement of that ques
ion. The Republican treasurer told the com
mittee that he learned of these large
contributions from a memorandum which
had been shown him by the late Corne
lius X. Bliss, treasurer of the Republican
National Committee In 1904 When Mr.
Sheldon succeeded Bliss in IMS. the lat
ter had turned this list over to him. Mr
Sheldon, because of the campaign con
tributions law which had gone Into ef
fect since 1904. was unable to solicit
funds from corporations, and turned the
memorandum back to Mr Bliss. It Is
supposed that this memorandum was
iraons the papers which Cornelius Bliss.
r.. son of the treasurer, testified his
lather had destroyed before his death.
The llurrlninn Fuml.
Mr. Sheldon further testified that in a
statement of receipts for 1904, which Mr.
Bliss had shown him. reference was
made to a fund of $255,000 or S240,000-Mr.
Bliss could not remember which amount
nas mentioned which H. H. Harrlman
had turned over as coming from s? num
oer of individuals.
Questioned as to a letter which he had
wrlttrn Pol. RoosevMt touclilns en the
then existing control ersy over the Har
rlman fund. Mr. Sheldon said he had
w rltten the letter because he believed J
orroiy inai me jiurniuan iuiiu. jui
nas turned over to the New York State
Central -ommittce. was solicited without
the knowledge or acquiescence of CoL
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, of Montana.
Col Roosevelt's manager, was on the
tand most of the day, to the marked
Jiscomfort of all concerned. Senator
Dlion showed a characteristically Bull
Moose tendenci. His occupancy of the
witness chair was one succession of
spats with members of the committee,
from the time he told his colleagues
that they were doing nothing but shoot
ing at Roosevelt until he. stepped down
with the remark that he tried to be
human at -all times, regardless of Sena
torial courtesy or dignity.
Senator Dixon was summoned and
came, supposedlj. to throw some light
on the contributions to the Roosevelt
pre-conventlon campaign of last spring.
The real purpose, however, as far as the
Senator was concerned, was to publish
to the world the charge that Roosevelt
Is the sole object of the committee's In
vestigation Despite heroic efforts on the
part of all members of the committee,
Dixon succeeded In his purpose. Fran
tic and angry attempts to head him on
were altogether unavailing, and the way
he trampled on Senatorial courtesy was
a caution Even Col. Roosevelt's lone
friend on the committee. Chairman
I'lapp, could not listen with equanimity
to some of the things Dixon said, and
indicated his displeasure in no uncer
tain terms, but the Montana Progres
sive spoke his little piece to his own
complete satisfaction
As to developing any Important facts
from Dixon's testimony, it was out of
the question He wouldn't stick to the
questions propounded by members of the
committee long enough to give them any
satisfaction. If, Indeed, he did not com
pletely Ignore them.
Trait." Big: Contribution!.
Mr. Sheldon made the startling state
ment that of the 1.900,000 raised by Mr.
Bliss In that Roosevelt campaign. 731-2
per cent was contributed by corpora
tions. Democrats eagerly seized upon this
ttatement as complete confirmation of
the charges made by Judge Parker In
that campaign that Mr. Roosevelt's fight
was being financed almost entirely by
the trusts
Mr. Sheldon said that In the Bliss ac
count, which he audited, the receipts
Tooted up to $1,900,000, and the expendi
tures to about $1,800,000. and at the foot
of the statement was the Item In re
gard to the $240,000 that had been re
ceived by him and delivered direct to
the State chairman.
The statement submitted to the Sen
ate committee recently by Mr. Bliss'
son put the total of the 1904 fund at
over $2,100,000: so that In this statement
Mr. Bliss apparently had included the
Harrlman contribution.
Mr. Sheldon declared that he had
been moved to write Col. Roosevelt a
public letter giving his- understanding
of the Harrlman $240,000 contribution, be
cause he believed that Mr. Roosevelt had
been misrepresented In tnat matter. Mr.
Sheldon added that Col. Roosevelt had
told him that he was Impatient with
both Mr. Cortelyou ana jur. miss oe
cause they had not publicly explained
this transaction. Mr. Sheldon declared
that the Initiative for the Harrlman fund
:ame entirely from Odell, and not from
"Tou know this?" asked Chairman
"I do." said Mr. Sheldon. "There was
ao question of Roosevelt's election, and
ivery klnd-of doubt as to Hlgxlns.
Representative John TV. 'Weeks of Uas
Contlnned on Fairs Four.
tlLM to Xlaa-ara Falls aad Rerara-
October 4. .Baltimore and Ohio Route.
Epedal train of modern coaches and
parlor cars leaves Union Station 7:45 a.
m. Low rate side trips -from Falls to
attractive resorts; libera stopovers re
turnlni within 15-day limit- Last exu
alon this season.
Colonel, Home for Short Rest,
Is Pleased with
- Trip.
Says He Has Ammunition for Elec
tionCan Answer All
Oyster Bay, N. T., Oct, 2. In superb
trim after his month of brisk campaign
ing In the West and South. Col. Roose
velt returned to-night to Oyster Bay for
a single day of rest. The former Presi
dent starts out to-morrow afternoon for
New York, where, after a conference
with his leaders, he goes to Washing
ton to testify before the Senate com
mittee Investigating campaign contri
butions. "I've got some ammunition for the
election," said the colonel, at Sagamore
Hill. "There's not one thing that has
been brought out In all this Investiga
tion that I cannot answer fully. I'm
glad I have the opportunity to go on
the stand."
The colonel had no Intimation to
make as to what he will testify before
the committee. He declined to discuss
the evidence brought out to-day rela
tive to the corporation contributions In
the 1904 campaign
"I'll dispose of all that when I get
before the committee," was all he
would sa.
Mi-nn.' Nomination "Fine."
The former President said the nomina
tion of Oscar Straus for Governor by the
New York Progressives was a fine thing
for the part j.
"I feel bully." exclaimed the colonel 'In
replj to the greeting of friends at the
Pennsylvania station In New York.
"We've had a tremendously tine trip.
The West Is alive with the Progressive
spirit "
"How about the South?" was asked.
" Oh. the South." echoed the colonel.
"Well we've a lot of friends In the
South "
Outside the railroad station the colonel
good-naturedly posed for a battery of
"That's the millionth time I've been
photographed." he laughed.
The colonel motors Into New York late
to-morrow afternoon and confers with
Hotchklss. William A. Prendergast.
George W. Perkins, and Frank Munsey
over plans for his Invasion of the Middle
West next week,
"We had a profitable trip In the West."
said the colonel to-night. "I'm not
prophesjing anything as to the ultimate
result. I'm a fighter, not a prophet."
All the District Bull Moosers were at
Union Station when Col. Roosevelt's
train pulled In on Its way to New York.
Besides Frank J. Hogan. District
National Committeeman of the Progres
sive party, the "reception squad ' con
sisted of W. E. Evans. W. A. Hickey.
Andrew Gleason. CoL A. C Palmer. John
R. Shields. W T. Foster, Dr. J. R.
Wilder. James T. Schick. J. D. Rhodes.
William C. Dennis. George T. Collins.
Noel A. Martin. Col. J. B. Clark. Roy C.
Ciaflin. Ward Savage. Lewis M Bern
stein. H. C. Colerlder. Frank H. Cottier,
and M. Z. Dibble, the latter Senator
Polndexter"s secretary.
Col Roosevelt told them that he Is
ready to answer the Senate Investigating
committee fully, frankly, and courte
ously. The colonel made arrangements to have
a view to-morrow of the skins of the
animals he killed on his expedition to
Africa, These trophies are at the Smith
sonian Institution.
New Tork, Oct. 2. Senator La Follette
to-day sent a dispatch to a local news
paper denying without reservation the
statement made before the Senate Inves
tigating committee at Washington that
Charles R. Crane had contributed $70,000
to the Senator's campaign fund. E. H.
Hooker, treasurer of the Progressive na
tional committee, made the statement be.
fore the Senatorial committee, adding
that Mr. Crane had also contributed
$70,000 to the Wilson oamoaim, fund.
J. p. Morgan arrived In Washington
last night to appear before the Senate
Investigating committee. He will be the
first witness examined to-day.
New York, Oct. 2. When the steam
ship Dlnsdale Hall arrived here to-day
from Huelva. Spain, with a cargo of Iron
pyrites, the crew told of a storm which
struck the ship In mldocean, A bolt
of lightning split the foremast, running
along the deck to the wheel, where It
felled the pilot, then Jumped to the
bridge, where it knocked the captain's
pipe out of his mouth, and finally disap
peared in me sea.
Taft May Lose Union Card.
Boston, Oct 2. President Taft
may lose his union card because
he laid the corner stone on an
"unfair" T. JL C A. Job to-day.
The local bricklayers' union
made a protest to their Chicago
headquarters. .
Mrtlaee, Hearr MHler, Te Ratekow,"
igoay. utiuniua .i neater, weyto xxo.
.miXM to CaHformHu
via wasmngton-sunsei
to Oct 9. Personally
ngton-Sunset Route,; Sept 24
Personally: conducted tourist
sleeping; cars from Washington without
change, daily except Sunday, - Berth. St. I
JL J. FostoB.a. A t M;m Wh9,
News item Col. Roosevelt will appear before the Clapp
Gotham Representative to Head
the State Ticket in
Convention Hall. Syracuse. N. T., Oct
3 (Thursday). Representath e William
bulzer nas nominated for Governor of
New York on the fourth ballot at 1 o'clock
this morning by the Democrats after a
four-hour session that was filled with
exciting events Although Suizer was
really nominated by acclamation, the
fourth ballot was completed In compliance
with the statutes.
When the result was announced It
showed that Suizer had 4)7 and Glynn
three votes. These three were from
Cayuga, and were controlled by Thomas
Mott Osborne, who had led the opposi
tion from the start Suizer was a con
sistent gainer after the first ballot, and
It was evident that when the third bal
lot was concluded that nothing epuld
stop the sentiment, which had about
reached flood height for the Washington
County man.
At the beginning of the third ballot
the ball was set rolling by Albany
County, which changed Its nine votes
from Glynn to the Representative. This
was followed by two other counties with
small representations which also switched
to Suizer.
Mets Withdraws Name.
Without waiting for Klngs'County to
be called, Herman A. Metz. former comp
troller of New Tork. took the floor and
withdrew from the contest In favor of
Suizer, and the Suizer crowd went wild
In an Instant Senator Robert F. Wag
ner, of New Tork, was on his feet and
announced that New Tork would cast
Its 103 votes for Mr. Suizer.
The convention was by this time In
such a state of disorder that Chairman
Parker could with difficulty be heard
He pounded his desk vigorously, mean
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while ordering the sergeant-at-arms to
clear the al'lcs, which were choked
with excited delegates clamoring for the
nomination of Suizer by acclamation A
Suizer banner was brought Into the hall,
but the chairman ordered that it be tak
en out
When Chairman Parker could make
himself heard he ordered that the fourth
ballot be concluded.
Throughout the night Charles F
Murphy, the Tammany leader, sat si
lent, jet with an air of confidence. Not
once did he vote. When his name was
called on the first ballot, Mr. Murphy
"Mr. Murphv wishes Ho be excused
After that nothing -a heard from
the leader. Martin H. Glinn. of Al-1
bany. was the upJulmous choice of the
delegates for lieutenant" governor, al-
though the first ballot was completion
The convention at 12.09 adjourned un
til 10 o'clock this morning.
At 8 o'clock the New York County
caucused Immediately after the caucus
It was given out the delegates would
vote for anybody or nobody, as they
Tnkn Hotter Off.
Then McCooey took the halter off the
Brooklyn crowd Not only did he release
them from Dix. but be gave them Metz
as a candidate of their own
The evening session did "not begin till
9 o'clock. Augustus Thomas, of New Ro
chelle. rlslrg out of Ahe Allegheny dele
gation, to which he had been transplant
ed for alphabetical reasons, nominated
Suizer Immediately after Robert A.
Whalen, of Albany County, had nomi
nated Martin H. Gljnn
It soon became apparent that Sulzer's
nomination was the most popular up
State. He was seconded from Chemung.
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and finally
from Oneida, Harvey Ferris, a Murphy
man boosting him with a rousing speech
But up to the time the balloting had be
gun nothing was sure. New Tork sat si
lent when called upon for a nomination.
Kings, with sixty-nine votes in the Mur
phy alliance, sent Congressman John J.
Fitzgerald to the platform to nominate
Herman Metz.
Erie, with twenty-seven votes, offered
a candidate of Its own In Burd. And Al
bany County, with nine votes, was sol
Idly behind Glynn, whose nomination
was seconded by Thomas Mott Osborne.
who leads the thirty-five votes that have
been opposing Tammany.
An almost pathetic appeal for Dlx was
made by Judge Kellogg. His name was
seconded by John H. Burk, of Saratoga,
a former Insurgent Democratic assem
ble man
The convention hall was so crowded
that the walls bulged throughout the
Continued on rnge Six.
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Investigation Committee.
Hubert L. Russell Killed by
Band of Marauders Un
der Luis Gaso.
Another American has been killed In
Mexico Theodore ltamm. United States
Consul at Durango. telegraphed the State
Department yesterday that Hubert L.
Russell, an American, was murdered on
September 23 by a band of rebels under
the command of I.u's Cao Russell was
manager of a hacienda In the southeast
ern part of the State of Durango This
plantation Is owned by Allen C Mc
Caughen. the United States Vice Consul
at Durango Karlier reports from Mex
ico stated that McCaughen was killed,
but these were later disproved.
Ambassador Wilson was notified of the
murder of Russell, and upon his repre
sentation to the Mexican government.
troops are now in pursuit of Caso and
his forces
A new turn was given the already se
rious situation in the south of Mexico
vesterdav by reports of new revolts in
that region. It Is stated that Gen. Ac
ullar, the former Federal commander,
has wiped out a force of about 200 Fed
eral soldiers at Tehuacan. and that Gen.
helix Lnaz has taken up arms against
the government in northern Puebla. at a
place called Zacapoaxtla
Dim In the- Field.
The significance of thee reports Is
found in the fact that Felix Diaz. Is the
nephew of former President Diaz, and
that he Is understood to be operating In
conjunction with Gen Aguilar. Advices
received indicate that Gen. Aguilar' s
force, which began operations in the
State of Vera Cruz, are now close to
Gen. Diaz, who Is In Puebla, an adjoining
State. .
From what Is known here about Felix
Diaz, it is believed that any revolution
he may lead will be on a much higher
plane than the bandit operations
Zapata, In the south, or Orozco, In the
north If reports of his union with Gen
Aguilar are confirmed. It Is believed the
combined movement will soon become the
most serious phase of the Mexican sit
uation, and the most menacing to the
Madero government
Gen. Diaz Is known as one of the ablest
men of Mexico He Is decidedly pro
American When his uncle was Presi
dent he was at one time director of po
nce or .Mexico City, and proved himself
an extremely capable man. He Is under
stood to be popular personally, and it is
not doubted that it he set out to da
he could gather a large following
In the field against the present govern
The name of Diaz Is still one to con
jure with In Mexico, according to recent
reports from that country, and Diaz
plan, it Is said. Is to Imitate as far as
he can the example of his uncle, who
fought his way to the Presidency when
Mexico was In the throes-of Just such
general disunion and rev olutlon as Is now
the situation, lien. Aguuar is Known as
a competent soldier and commander, and
should be able to afford Diaz most val
uable aid In such a campaign Their
operations will be most carefully w-itched
by the State Department during the nexhj
few weKs. until some more aennue in
dication Is discernible as to Just how
much headway" they can make against
the Madero government.
Mexican ieacrais claim mat iney were
victorious In a skirmish which took
place In Canvon Aura, near the line of
the Mexican National ltauwavs. it is
stated about &00 men were engaged In
this battle on each side.
The Mexican government Is again
treating with Zapata. No secret Is be'
lng made of the fact of the negotiations.
3T Rrkele'
and return. Baltimore and Ohio special
.train leaves union station at ssu a. m.
unday, 'October , stopping at principal
olnU on Mho : MetrocoUUn Branch,
Troops of Four Nations Are Ready io Invade Ot
toman Empire Efforts for Peace
Make Little Headway.
Constantinople, Oct. S Two Greek
steamers In the Bosphortu were fired
on by Turkish forts this afternoon, at
eordlnc to reports broughi here lsfe
The Greek minister at once protested
to the Turkish sovernment and also
lodged a complaint with the British
Ambassador. It Is reported that fireere
baa called out all the reserves nnd It Is
believed In official elreles here that war
will break out before the pwwers ran
In fourteen years thousands of resi
dents In the one large Greek colony In
Constantinople have left tbe country.
The wife of the Bulgarian minister has
left, presumably to return to her coun
try until affairs become more tranquil
London, Oct 2. A peace convention be
tween Italy and Turkey will be signed
to-morrow, accord'ng to an announcement
made in Constantinople this afternoon
and contained In a dispatch to a London
news bureau Dispatches from Rome in
dicate that the Balkan cris s ard the
urion of the four states against the
Po.ta has forced the signing of peace
by Turkey, so that she can devote all
her time to the Eastern war. The great
fleet of Italy being removed from the
path of Turkey, the Porte's navy soon
could subjugate that of the Greeks
Other telegrams from Paris and from
Ouchy, Switzerland, state that the dele
gates of Turkey and Italy now meeting
at Ouchy have reached an accord
The premier of Servla to-dav reDlied
to representatives of the powers In Bel-I"f Macedonian Christians has vet twenty
grade who had asked that the mobil-l tur hours to run before the porte must
lzed Servian army be kept away from answer it, while no reply has been made
the Turkish frontier. The premier said I to Greece's demand for the immediate re-
that the concentrtation of the troops is
necessary to safeguard the lnterets of
the country, but that Servla would lie
glad to accept the good offices of the
powers for jeace
Italy Joins Powers.
Italy to-day Joined the. power In try
ing to prevent the Balkan btates from
attacking Turkej. notwithstanding thelftvor.
These Lucky Fans Will See the Great
Battles Between New York and Boston
For the WorlcTs Supremacy.
Here they are. Twenty of them. The winners of the twenty
free trips to the World's Series Baseball Games, offered by The Wash
ington Herald to the most popular fans of Washington and vicinity.
The big contest came to a close at 10 o'clock last night, and the
closing hours were full of enthusiasm and excitement. The showin
made by some of the candidates at the finish caused great surprise, as
they' did not seem to have a look-in, while others who were looked
upon as having a cinch, did not finish among the leaders. Most of the
candidates worked hard right up to the last minute, and it was those
who did the real hard work that are to-day announced as winners.
The final counting of the votes was held immediately after the
close of the contest, and most of the candidates and their friends were
present when the names of the winners were announced.
The Herald wishes to congratulate the fortunate fans on the splen
did showing they made, and upon the success which crowned their ef
forts. To those who are not among the triumphant ones, we offer our
congratulations on the fact that while their vote did not win them one
of the trips, their campaign was well fought, and they have the satis
faction of knowing that they made the winners hustle right up to the
last minute.
The winners will receive formal notice of their victory to-day,
and will be furnished with full particulars as to when the party will
leave for the big games.
Here Are the Winners and Total Votes Cast: -s
DISTRICT 1. Votes.
1. James P. Stewart 191,880
2. Leon C. Chevallaz 152,248
3. J. Sponza 139,045
4. Thomas Leonard 121,381
1. W. A. Lehman 414,443
2. J. J. Winston 372.865
3. F.J. McLane 201,248
4. Sam Clayman 177,640
1. A. R. Mullen 317,349
2. Albert Robinson 199,792
3. F. Fling . 158,130
4. Arthur Langley 156,027
1. Maurice Davis 231,378
2. S. H. Perham 200,625
3. Leo Garner 174,944
A. A. C. LeDuc 111,705
1. Geo. F. Thurston 267,342
2. Chas. F. Brandt..- 189,982
3. Arthur E. Welsh 184,406
4-1 S. McCarthy. .,. ...r.
fict that Turkey and Italy have been'
at war for more than a, year. Important
German papers In Berlin. take a pes-1
simistlc view of the Balkan situation,
and say that the powers have not reach
ed an understanding as to what step'
to take to prevent war. Military ex
perts in Berlin figure that the four
Balkan States can throw 440.000 men
Into the field, while Turkeys complete
flfghtlng force cannot reach more than
275 000. Of the Balkan forces, Bulgaria,
will have 250.000, Servla. 110.00O-. Greece.
50.0TO. and Montenegro. 50,000. Their
navies are negligible, with Turkey a
trifle ahead in the matter of fleet.
Sjedil CiMe to The W!nztoo Timid.
London. Oct. 2. The situation in the
Balkans Is so acute that the combined
tfrces of Greece. Bulgaria. Servla. and
Montenegro may be hurled across the
Turkish frontier within thirty-six hours.
Greece has long prepared for war and
has bought four new torpedo boats, while
the other three states of the confedera
tion practically completed mobilization
of the main parts of their armies at
points whence all could be united easily.
Government and press of Turkey are
crying for war. and every available sol
d er and reserve has been ordered Into
the mobilization camps. The Czar of
Bulgaria has called an extra session of
tre bobranje for Saturday to provide for
the expenses of mobilizing the army and
ti approve the declaration of martial law,
already made
Turkish soldiers on the frontier to-day
fired several voile) s into the Servian
lordcr town of Rashke. from which the
Ifcople fled, demanding that the Servian
troops be sent Into Turkey also at once.
Turkey's reply to the Servian protest
against the detention of ammunition
! slzd while passing through Turkey.
j expected to-night The demand for re-
forms In Macedonia, and the protection
lease of grain vessels selied In Turkish
ports to be used as transports by the
It is believed that the powers are bring
ing pressure to bear on Turkey to ac
cede to these demands but the porte Is
obdurate and defiant, eipecting thatRou
mania will become its ally and that Aus
tria win lend its influence In the Sultan's
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