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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 23, 1912, Image 3

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and he amplified on that ex-boss'
attack on the Bull Moose candi
date. Progressives at the capitol are
wondering if the whole affair is
not a carefully planned attempt to
send the third party to defeac in
Archbold swore on the stand
that all the money he said was
contributed was Standard Oil
money, and not personal money.
He also said that he Tiad talked
with E. H. Harriman about the
now famous 250,000 that Harri
man is said to have raised for
Roosevelt in 1904.
Archbold said that Harriman
tdid him he had raised the money,
and had raised at the express re
quest of Roosevelt.
Archbold left no room for
doubt as to his feelings about
Roosevelt. He flatly declared
tht Roosevelt had instituted a
"persecution" of the Standard Oil
trust shortly after his election in
1904, because Standard Oil had
refused the extra,$150,,000. .
He said that Bliss had inti
mated as much to him at the time
he refused to contribute the extra
He said that when the "perse
cution" began he had gone to
Bliss' and asked him to stop it,
and that Bliss had thrown up his
hands and said he had no influ
ence witRoosevelt. He said that
Bliss again had intimated that
Archbold had been a fool for not
coming through with the extra
Archboid said that Bliss told
iim before the first contribution 1
was made that he was sure Roose
velt Would "take a conservative
view" of the tariff.
There was almost a laugh in
the committee room when Arch
bold was asked if he were sure he
had not given Bliss a check for
the $100,000.
"No," he said, "it was in cur
rency. There was no desire for
Referring to President Roose
velt's" prosecution of the Oil trust
Archbold said:
"We suffered humiliation at
home and abroad. Darkest Africa
never saw anything Iilce the per
secution of the "Standard Oil by
the Roosevelt administration.
There never was anything like it
in any nation."
Archbold flatly" denied that
Standard Oil had given any
money to the Democratic cam
paign in 1904.
Archbold's entire testimony
Was a direct attack on Colonel
New York, Aug. 23. Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt charged Sen
ator Penrose with deliberate
falsehood in a statement issued
from the offices of the Outlook,
"Senator Penrose," the state
ment reads, "would do well not to
attribute to others the baseness
that actuates himself. .
"The statemnt that Perkins un
derwrote the primary fund for
$3,000,000, or any other fund re
motely resembling it, is the delib-

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