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VOLUME L BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1920 16 PAGES NUMBER 127 G. 0. P. WITNESSES SUPPORT CHARGES OF FOND QUOTAS Admit Cleveland and Atlanta Quotas Were Exactly As Charged By Democratic Presidential Candidate By Associated Press Chicago, September 8.—Sup port of Governor Cox’s charge that $400,000 had been set as the republican fund quota of Cleveland, and $25,000 as that of Atlanta, came from republi can witnesses today at the Senate investigation of cam paign funds and expenditures. In addition there was an admir al on by Harry M. Blair, aaalstant to the treaaurer of the national committee, he had approved “form 101,** a document setting forth a campaign plan which called for subscriptions of $f»,000 and Ilft dOO each. Mr. Blair, whose testimoony ex tended over Into a night session, said sufficient copies of the BuUetin were prepared to supply all field agents ol the republican national treasurer, but that when the national ways and means committee refused to approve the project, the release on the document was cancelled. Testimony on the Cleveland quota ol 1400,000 was given by Dudley S. Blos som, a city official and one of the leaders In the drive for funds there He said this figure was given him by W. A. Woodford, chairman of the ways and means committee for Cleveland, but It also was discussed by the na tional ways and means representative and “became common knowledge among workers for the fund.” He said 174, 000 had been pledged to the fund and the work was continuing. OTHER WITNESSES ABSENT Mr. Woodford Was called when Mr. Blossom finished, but it developed he had been detained In Cleveland by business. Other Ohio witnesses were also lacking. The Atlanta testimony came from C. W. McClure, former republican candidate for United States senator from Georgia. He said C. F. Taylor, a paid worker for the republican national treasurer, brought a letter from Fred W. Upham stating an attempt was to be made to raise more money there. The witness also said Dr. J. C. Stockbridge of Atlanta quoted Taylor as saying they hoped to raise |25,000 in Atlanta alone. This was the amoumt charged by Governor Cox as the quota for that city and given by Mr. Upham as the quota for the entire state of ueorgia. Mr. Blair early in his testimony said that when he undertook his duties in November, 1919, a list of state quotas had been made up calling for approxi mately $5,000,000. A comparison of this tigure with the $3,000,000 budget pre sented in last week’s testimony by Chairman Will Hays was brought into the proceedings and Mr. Upham volun teered from the audience that Mr. Blair knew nothing about the manner in which the money he collected was to be disbursed. "I expect to satisfy Mr. Upham and raise $3,000,000,” the witness told Sena tor Reed. ‘‘And you are expected to raise that for the national committee and then have the moneys that are due states on their pro ration turned over to them so that the national committee is clear?" asked Senator Reed. "You really do not know what the money is for—the di vision of itT’ “Officially I know nothing about it. because I have nothing to do with dis bv 'ng it,” replied Mr. Blair. HE KNOWS NOTHING ‘‘Ccricially, what do you know?" asked the senator. "Nothing,” was the reply. The witness stated flatly that the pro posal to raise the limit of individual campaign contributions above $1,000 was the only reason for the disapproving or Form 101. He said his plans contemplated no secrecy in fund collecting, but char acterized as “a campaign expedient" an instruction in the form warning against leaving papers relating to fund drives on the tables after a luncheon attended by those engaged in the work. Senator Kenyon called attention to the fact that the work in Cleveland de scribed by Mr. Blossom at the morning session followed the details of Worm 101 closely. The witness explained that almost au the men associated with him in the re publican drive had shared expenses wltn the witness in Y. M. C. A. and war fund work, and their ideas on how to conduct a campaign for funds coincided closely. Mr. Blair agreed that some sections of* Form 101, aside from the plan to raise the limit of campaign contribu tions above $1.0(10. demonstrated that the national headquarters showed wis dom in refusing to sanction the docu ment. . Asked how successful his drive for funds had been, Mr. Blair said that be tween December 1, 1918, and June 12, 1920 (the pre-conver.tlon period) cash and pledges amounted to $1,700,000. From June 12 to September 7, he said, the total was $1,200,000. NEVER HEARD OF IT “Dll you ever hear of a $15,000,000 fund?” asljed Senator Spencer. T never did until I read the Cox Pittsburg speech,” said Mr. Blair. “But you would have heard of it if it had been planned?" asked Senator Edge. “Not only that, but I would have re fused to undertake to raise it on a quota list calling for $5,000,000,” re sponded the witness. He explained to Senator Kenyon that consistent efforis had been made to avoid receiving pledges from large in terests which might afterward demand favors of Congress. The committee tried today unsuccess fully to learn by what authority C. C. Brainerd, Washington correspondent for the Brooklyn Eagle, had written a story last January to the effect that the re publican plans called for the expendi ture of $16,000,000 throughout the country. Mr. Brainerd maintained that the source of his information was con fidential and declined to answer, rely ing on rulings'■of privilege made for other Washington correspondents when they appeared before the committee several weeks ago. Senator Reed pressed for the infor mation today and his stand was backed as to its legal aspects by Senators Ken yon and Pomerene. A decision on the (Continued on Pace Sixteen) I A MAJORITY OVER i i | League Opponent and Admin istration Critic Has 172 County Unit Vgtes Out of a T;V^!rS8 ^ ifcociated Press ' Soiuomhei- l>.—Thomas <’n received the democratic non nation for the 1 nltcd States Senate from Georgia on the face of unofficial returns from 14tt of the 15o counties in the state compiled by the Atlanta Constitution at lil5 this morning. These figures indi cated that Watson has 222 county unit votes in yesterday’s primary. In svhich 105 were necessary for nomination. Th% same figures indicated <*ov ernor Dorsey got 102 votes, Hoke Smith, the incumbent, 32 and John R. Cooper none. While final fig ures were not obtainable from counties, the returns tallies to r great extent with the latest com piled by the Journal, which sup ported Smith. The Constitution supported Dorsey. The same returns Indicated a run-off might be necessary in the gubernatorial contest.. It was in dicated Clifford Walker had 178 votes, former United States Sena tor Hardwick ltttt, John R. Bolder 12 and W. H. Brown nothing. The Journal’s latest figures had also indicated a probable run-off in this race, but showed Hardwick in the lead. Atlanta, September 8.—Thomas E. Watson, publisher and author, continued to maintain a majority over three other candidates for the democratic nomination for the United States Senate, as unofficial and incomplete returns were com piled late tonight by the Atlanta Constitution and the Atlanta Jour nal, neither of which supported him. Returns tabulated by these papers from approximately two-thirds of the 155 counties in Georgia, indicated United States Senator Hoke Smith was beaten, as both papers put Governor Dorsey in second place. John R. Coop er, the fourth candidate, appeared to have carried no counties. Watson, an opponent of the Deague of Nations and an outspoken critic of the Wilson administration, had 172 county unit votes out of 388, accord ing to the Constitution and 161 ac cording to the Journal. To nominate 195 votes are required in the senatorial and gubernatorial races. A plurality suffices in other races. The Constitution’s figures at 11:30 p. m. follow: Watson, 172 county unit \*otes; Dorsey, 102; Smith, 86: Cooper, none. The Journal figures at the same hour were: Watson, 161; Dorsey, 61: Smith, 48; Cooper, nothing. RUN-OFF INDICATED The gubernatorial nomination ap peared to be in doubt with indica tions of a run-off between former United States Senator Hardwick and Clifford Walker, former state attorney. The Constitution indicated Walker had the lead and the Journal’s returns fa vored Hardwick. The Constitution supported Walker, but the Journal backed no candidate in this race. The Constitution’s figures indicated Walker had 168 county unit votes: Hardwick, 138; John N. Holder, 10; W. R. Brown, nothing. The bitter fight in the senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns brought out a heavy vqte throughout the state despite inclement weather. Interest centered on the two chief contests and returns from the other races were On the face of estimates telegraphed in from the eight congressional districts, in which the incumbents had opponents the Journal predicted that ail the Geor gia congressmen would be returned to office, although several races were close. Similar estimates by the Journal indi cated Guyton McLendon .had been nomi nated for state attorney general: Paul 13. Trammell as railroad commissioner, and O. H. B. Bloodworth and Hon Ben H. Hill for the state court of appeals, in which two vacancies were to be filled. The total county unit vote, instead of the total popular vote, determines the re sult in Georgia democratic primaries, which are considered equivalent to elec tion. Each county has twice as many unit votes as it has representatives in the lower house of the legislature. LITTLE CHANGE SHOWN Memphis. September 8.—Little change is shown in the contests in the First and Second congressional districts in Missis sippi, where a second primary was hem Thursday to determine the democratic nominee, according to unofficial and in complete figures gathered by the Mem phis Commercial Appeal tonight. In the First district, .1. E. Rankin maintains a slight lead over Congress man E. S. Candler. Late boxes may re duce this lead, though it is hardly ex pected. according to the Commercial Ap peal's report, that Candler wwill be re nominated. B. G. L/Owry, in the Second district, has a lead of over 800 votes over A. C. Anderson and is generally conceded to be the nominee, late returns not being expected to make any material change in the standing. The vote tonight stood: Rankin. 7,225; Candler, fi.897, in the First district, and in the Second district. Lowry, 5.100; An derson, 4,27fi. ESCH IS DEFEATED Milwaukee. September 8—Representa tive John .1. Esc-h of LaCrosse, co-author with Senator Cummins of Iowa of the Te rentiy enacted railroad bill, was defeated for renomination from the Seventh dis trict. according to returns compiled to night by the Milwaukee Journal from yesterday's statewide primary. His vic torious opponent was Joseph PI. Beck of Viroque. who was supported by Senator Robert LaFollette. In addition to Esch, two other Wiscon sin representatives were defeated, both by former congressmen. Cliffe E. Ran dall lost to Henry A. Cooper of Racine, in the First district. James G. Monahan of Darlington was defeated by John M. Nelson of Madison, in the Third district. With returns received from 1.350 pre cincts out of 2.379 in the state. Senator Irwin L. Lenroot had a lead of 23.154 over James Thompson, who was sup ported by Senator LaP’oUette in the re publican race for the senatorship noml i nation. Lenroot had 111,405 votees and Thompson 88,251. I In the republican gubernatorial con- i test. Roy I*. Willcox of Eau Claire con- I tii.ued to lead John J. Biaitie of Boseobel. j Representatives renominated without op position were: Edward Voight in the Sec ond district: John G. Kleczka, in the Fourth; David O. Classon. in the Ninth, and James A. P'rear. in the Tenth. In the Fifth district, William H. Stafford. Milwaukee, was nominated for congress I over two candidates and will oppose Vic- j tor L. Berger, socialist, in the Sixth. In j the Sixth district, Florian Lamport, in (Coatlnued ob Pact Three) THE ONLY TEETH THE REPUBLICANS HAVE PUT IN THE PLAN FOR WORLD PEACE CONVICTS ORDERED TO CEASE EXPORTS Told By Governor to Stand Ready to Restrict Market ing Coal to State of Ala bama Alone Montgomery, September 8,—Four ennl raining corporation* of Ala linmn, employing state convtet* In their eoal mines, were notified to ri uy that no part of this output shall he exported beyond the con fines of the United States during the bituminous coal miners' strike In the Alabama eoal fields. The companies were further Informed to stand ready to restrict the mar keting of eonvlet mined coal to the state of Alabama alone. The action wan taken upon the order of Governor Kilby, who had received j information that many public institu- j tions, schools and utilities had been 1 unable to secure adequate supplies of j coal for the ensuing winter, and Chair- ; man C. R. Rogers of the stale board of , control issued the instructions to the corporations involved. "in view of the limited amount of coal now being mined in the state," the governor's letter to Mr. Rogers said, with the prospect of further curtail ment of the product resulting from the | miners' strike, a condition which must I inevitably bring distress to the people! of Alabama increasing, as cold weather approaches, I have deemed it expedient and proper to require that the state con victs shall not mine coal for shipment to foreign countries. ... If con ditions hereafter justify such action, it will be necessary to require that all convict mined coal be held for the sole use of the people of Alabama." Although the state has no right to dictate to coal companies as to where they may find a market for their out put, it can say that convict labor can be used in mining coal only for cer tain purposes, and contracts between the companies and the state for con victs arc revocable by the state with or without cause. About 1.200 convicts are now engaged in mining coal in the state, the average promotion being 3,000 tons per day. I' R. Rogers, chairman of the board of control, notified the four coal companies of the Birmingham district holding con vict contracts of the new policy Wednes day afternoon, and informed them that it would be necessary 10 comply with the governor’s order to the letter. About 2.950 tons of coal daily will be saved to the country if all the convict mined coal has been exported. Coal com panies affected by the policy are the Sloss-riheffield Steel and Iron Company, operating Banner: Pratt Consolidated Coal Company, operating Mat Top: Bes semer Coal, Iron and" I,and Company, operating Belle Ellen, and Montevallo Mining Company, operating Aldrich. Ban ner and Flat Top produce about 1,00' tons each daily, Belle Ellen 450 and Aldrich 500. STALL IN GS^R EP0 RTS Creditable Showing Made in Alabama Memorial Campaign Montgomery. September 8.—(Special.) W. S. Stallings of BirmIngham, direc tor of the Alabama memorial campaign last year, submitted a report to the executive committee of the Alabama memorial Commission Tuesday, which outline the success of the commission in collecting pledges for the erection of the state soldiers’ and sailors' memorial. Governor Kilby will make the report public during the week. Although the goal of $500,000 was not reached, a Creditable showing was made when conditions of the state were considered, according to mem bers of the executive committee. Those present at the conference were Gover nor Kilby. Judge Henry P. Merritt, J. <4. Smith. Mrs. Thomas M. Owen and A. C. Davis. The only absentees was Senator Bedsole. QUAKE'S EXTENT IS Impossible to Calculate How Many Hundreds Are Dead From Italian Disturbance By AHMorlaled FretiS Rome, September 8.—Italy is again suf fering from an earthquake disturbance, the extent of which has not yet been measured. It is known, however, that hundreds of people have been killed and thousands injured. Many small towns and villages have been wrecked, and although assistance is being hurried from all parts of the country to the afflicted area, there is much suffering for want of food, medicines and shelter for the people. Though not so great, the present disaster recalls the distant tragedy of Messina. It is not yet possible to calculate how many hundreds are dead—the list up to this evening shows close to 400 already reported. There are manv bodies under the ruins and there are injured also under the ruins who have not been reached by the rescuers. There are be lieved to be many thousands of injured; the hospitals have already received about 500. and 300 others have been taken to other hospitals near Spezia. Improvised hospitals composed of tents are caring for many others—nobody knows how many. The Injured and the homeless are thankful at least the weather keeps fair, but at night it is very cold especially on the rnonutain slopes.) All -classes are combining their efforts to render aid. Monarchists as well as republicans, socialists and even an archists are flocking to tho scene of the erathquake from the bigger cities— Spezia, Florence, Tdjca and JVTodena. Survivors describe the shocks as most terrifying# The air was filled with chok ing, blinding dust, so black that the sun was lost to view. "It seemed like the end of the world," peasants say. The great towers of medieval castles were shaken and partially destroyed. The palace at Massa Carrara, which was the summer residence of Napoleon's sister, was seriously damaged. MORE SHOCKS FELT A dozen additional shocks have been felt in the afflicted region since the first one, further increasing the terror of the population. Fortunately no fresh disasters are reported. Telephone com munication with Massa Carrara is In terrupted. At Pisa the inmates of an asylum for the insane were terror-stricken and lrTeff tr* escape some of them succeeding Prisoners clamored to be freed, but were • aimed when they were transferred to a lar*re court vamk wber wa« lit tle danger of the walls falling on them. Cp to 6 o’clock tonight the number or dead reported was 327. although this is onlv approximate, for there are many bodies under the ruins. From scores of small towns and villages come reports of great destruction to homes. Rome families were almost entirely blotted out and each place has its toll of dead. Gist of the News GEN EH \ I, Hoad* present exhibits to support In crease petition. Senator Harding outlines bin Agri cultural policy. Davy Herron In eliminated from golf tourney. Bryan refuses to discus* attitude In campaign. Nothing definite to ntoek market trend; violent cotton fluctuation*. LOCAL Strike I* In effect but nothing much ha* happened yet. ; Navy to enter “baby blimp*** In bal loon race* here. County and elty want action on bond *ale rate*. Onee more do the Baron* *ptft a double-header. Birmingham-Southern College for mally opened. Dr. Holiha moderator of Birmingham Baptist Asnortatloa. i IS MADE BY COX Declare Harding Has Taken Eight Different Positions in Regard to Foreign Policy ! of the Nation I - By Associated Press | Great Falls, Mont., September 8.--A 1 new assault upon the international poli cies of Senator Harding, republican pres idential candidate, was made here to night by Governor Cox of Ohio, his ! democratic opponent, in the latter's i Montana campaign. Governor Cox de clared Senator Harding had taken eight different positions. At a public . gathering here tonight, ending a day of rear platform campaign ing across southern Montana, the gov ernor demanded a definite statement from Senator Harding and suggested that the republican candidate referee a League of Nations debate between Sen ator Johnson of California and former President Taft. I "The campaign, even though we are j more or less in the preliminaries,” said I Governor Cox, "has reached a stage | when we should take count of the situa tion. It would seem fitting to direct the nation’s thought to this outstanding thing: the changing, vacillating, incon sistent attitude of the senatorial candi date for the presidency on international ■luestlons. HARDING’S POSITION "Senator Harding’s positions have been as follows: "1. In the Senate, voted w»th mild reservation ists. "2. In the Senate, advocated and voted for the lx)dge reservations. "3. In the Senate, supported the Knox resolution for a separate peace with Germany. "4. Nominated on a platform which de clared ‘the League of Nations has f?Tg nally failed.’ "5. S*peech of acceptance proposed sep arate peace with Germany and new re lationship of nations to be established by him and the scrapping of the league. *‘f>. August 28 speech, an entirely new plan -the resurrection of the dead The Hague tribunal under which occurred the Russo-Japanese, the Boer, the Balkan and the great world wars. "7. Speech of September 6, ’The league has now passed beyond the possiiblity of restoration.’ "8. Same • speech (September 0), ‘amendment or revision of the league covenant is still among the possibili ties.' "It will be seen, therefore, that eight [ different proposals have been made by ! a candidate for the constitutional post j tion of President, the officer who in large measure initiates the international policies of this republic. INDORSED BY ALL "Let us not forget in this connection that republicans of all shades of opin ion on this subject have visited Ma rion and without exception, whether the guest favored the league or op posed the league, he invariably re ported to the press that he indorsed Senator Harding’s position as stated to him in conferences. All this would be laughable if it were not so tragic. "It is important that a definite de cision come out of Marion. In this con nection I have a suggestion which is that Senator Johnson, who is against any kind of a league, and ex-President Taft, who has indorsed the present league, conduct a Joint debate on the front porch at Marion and that Sena tor Harding render a decision which will be not only his decision, but hi*! final decision/* Governor ('ox here and in a number of rear platform addresses also char acterized Senator Harding as the ‘re actionary candidate of the senatorial oligarchy and of big business Inter ests trying to buy the presidency.” Mr. Harding, the governor asserted, | secured only 723 of 40,000 votes In th-j Montana republican primary. The (Continued on Page Tn*ee) NATION’S GREATEST CORN CROP IS IRE OUTLOOK FOR 1020 _ I August Growing Conditions Prove Highly Beneficial to Most of the Country’s Important Crops By Aftfloriateri Prw* Washington. September 8.—The greatest corn crop in the country’s his tory is in prospect for this year’s har vest. Forecast of production, based on September 1 conditions, was placed at 3,131,000,000 bushels today by the de department of agriculture. Such a : yield would exceed by 6.000,000 bushels i the previous largest crop on record, which was in 1912. A crop of even larger proportions will be harvested if frost holds off until late and per mits maturity of much late corn now rated as of doubtful promise. Tobacco also is a record crop this year and probably will exceed the lest previous production by 114,000,000 pounds. Forecast of production places this year’s crop at 1,553,000,000 pounds. August growing conditions pro/ed highly beneficial to most of the coun try’s important crops as a result of duction forecasts generally were high er in today s government report than the forecasts of a month ago. Corn improved to the extent of 128,000,000 bushels; oats. 40,000.000 bushels; white potatoes, 11,000,000 bushels; sweet po tatoes, 1.000,000 bushels; tobacco, 10, 000. 000 pounds, ahd apples, 10,000,000 bushels. Spring wheat, however, suffered a loss of 25.000,000 bushels because of drouth, and flax lost 2,500,000 bushels from the same cause. — PRODUCTION FORECAST Forecasts ot production this year of the country’s principal crops, esti mated from their condition September 1, or at the time of harvest, were an nounced today by the department of agriculture as follows: Spring wheat, 237,000,000 bush-ds, with condition 64£1 per cent of normali All w'heat, 770,000,000 bushels; condition 74.1. Corn, 3.131,000,000 bushels; condition, 86.4. Oats, 1,442,000,000 bushels; condition, 88.;;. Barley, 195,000,000 bushels; condition. 82.5. Buckwheat, 15,500,000 bushels; condition. 91.L White potatoes, 413,000,000 bushels; con dition, 84.3 Sweet potatoes, 102,000,000 bushels, con dition, 86.8. | Tobacco, 1.554,000,000 pounds; condition. ( 84.6. Flax, 11.800,000 bushels; condition, 63.8. Rice, 52,200,000 bushels, condition, 88.3. Hay (tame), 88,200.000 tons; wild. 300,000 t'SIS. Sugar beets, 8,9<x>,oo tuna; condition. 93 Apples, 223,000,000 bushels. Peaches, 4,000,00) bushels. Kaffirs, 131,000,000 bushels; condition. 31. Peanuts, 39,90,000 bushels Beans, six states, 9,100,00 bushels. Condition and forecast of production of corn in the principal producing south- | ern states was announced as follows. I Virginia: Condition, 9« per cent of a j normal; production, 47,966,000 bushels North Carolina. 97 and 63,461,000. Georgia, 86’and 69,220.000. Tennessee, 93 and 87,124,000. Alabama, 83 and 66,342,000. Mississippi, 77 and 66,979,i««>. Louisiana, 84 And 40,026,000. POISON KILLS NINE Department of Justice Begins Inquiry Into Fatalities hoi. Throe men terday. Six died early t day. The to Six others, who were tanen ui ,rly this morning and during *ll poisoning. Those who tiled today were: Joseph Bankley, Baltimore. George Murphy, Baltimore. Tmcius Nelson. Rochester, N. 1. James Davis. Salisbury. Md. Michael O'l/eary. Baltimore. John Anderson. Brooklyn. The four men, who said they druid, some of the liquor and who are be In;, treated at the hospital, are: Vernon I et tiH Washington; Harry Divesay. Balti more; Bari Hayes. Washington, and John Cargo, rhlllipsburg. N. .T. John McEwin of Alexandria. Vn„ and William Richmond of Philadelphia died Monday night William K. Meyers. Bal timore. was found dead In his bunk early yesterday morning. The I’nited States department of justice began an investigation today into the fa talities. At the same time. Brigadier General Amos S. Fries, head of the chem ical warfare department of the ordnance bureau, began an invxestigation. The commandant at the. arsenal commenced an investigation also. MORE RECORDS SEIZED Real Fight Between Coal Men and United States Will Begin Today Knoxville. ' Tenn.. September 8.—The fight between coal operators and United States District Attorney Kennerly over recent coal prosecutions will get under I way in definite form tomorrow, when i United States Deputy Marshal A. A. ■ Seaton will make return for the seizure ! of records of L. O. Scott., the Kittle j Brushy. Mount Uarhon and Big Ben Goal Companies at Harrlman. More records were seized today by rapt. J. C. Thomason assistant to Geri eral Kennerly. Deputy Marshal Seafou and United States Agent Canlloy Tbev seized, under a search warrant iss md j by United States Commissioner J Bike Powers, the records of tho Virg'nia Min- j ing Company and K. Jacks, the man- ; ager at Jasper. Tenn The officers re turned to Knoxville this afternoon with ; sixteen hooks and a number of papers I TO CHECK* UP STILLS and Names of Purchasers Washington, September 8. —In an effort to end illicit distilling of intoxicating liquor, the treasury department today de cided to tighten regulations around the sale of stills and add another cheek to its means of tracing down their users. Manufacturers of stills are required by the law regulations to report all sales, the names of purchasers and locations where the stills are to be set up. By \*M»olate<l l’r»*s Manufacturers Must Report All Sales i Put Republicans in Hole By Making It Necessary to Summons So Many Witnesses ny ci.ivrov \\. «.ii.hkht Chicago, September s.—(Special i - Dem ocratic members of the Kenyon Investiga tion committee and Judge Edmond H. Moore, petsonal representative of Gov ernor Cox here, are bluffing the repub lican majority of t lie committee into conducting an endless fishing excursion regarding campaign funds. The big bluff came just before adjourn ment late yesterday afternoon, when the democratic senators and Judge Moor** virtually threatened io wal.v from fhe Investigation and abandon ft. Judge Moore had been on the stand most of the afternoon, giving tne com mittee th-e alleged evidence in support nt Cox's charges. This evidence consisted almost entirely of namch of republican campaign fund collectors, whom the com mittee might call as to quotas ami amounts collected. Kepubllcan members were steadily becoming more and more dissatisfied with the position in which Judge Moore was placing them, of i-In* to call everybody who had a money in tlie field for the rep »lu fund on the chance that they migli :r. something in support of the dem- v.i candidate’s case. Senator Spencer iT ** • sourl had been especially impanel n „ had been trying io make Judge Moc . a mit that his leads led nowhere. PRODUCES THE LETTER Out of his portfolio Judge Moore r'u a circular letter, which said a quota ot $3,000 had been fixed for Lenowee couth. • Michigan, and that the women wer pected to collect one-third of it. Thu wt*.s on official republican national coil tee stationery, bearing ihe namfi Mr. Hays and Ml. I’pham at ihe top \U the names lor the republican ways o means committee of Michigan at the on tom. Judge Moore had checked tou; the names at the bottom as men wrio would be likely to give us full information to the committee. Senator Spencer picked up the circular letter and asked: “Do you mean to intro duce that, as evidence? It is only a circu lar letter without anybody's name signed to it.’’ Judge Moore rose to his feet drama tically and picked up his papers as if to depart. •1 cannot go on. there is no use. What I have given you is not a mere lead, but official evidence that in this county a quota was fixed. I cannot have any senator insinuate that the evidence I introduce is a forgery. Senator Reed also rose as if to quit the hearing. He said, “the examination of this witness has been late, y dis graceful. lie only offered to give the committee leads from which we might obtain information and he is Insulted for offering a republican circular show ing a quota in one county, if there were quotas in that county, there were quotas everywhere." SPENCER BACKS DOWN Senator Spencer backed down and be came quiet. Senator Kenyon told the witness wearily to go on. If the democrats had withdrawn, they would have insisted and Cox would have de clared from the stump that the repub licans had refused to make any real investigation into the campaign funds. And the danger of this keeps the com mittee digging away, although not the slightest evidence is in sight that any exorbitant fund has been collected or was really In process of being collected, when Cox made ids charges. Judge Moore’s leads wer* simply names of local collectors. He did not introduce it scrap of evidence to show that any money had been collected for which Treasurer Upham had not ac counted. There wer© some apparent dis crepancies. but these were due to the fact that the local statement of funds collected covered the whole period, from January l to date, while Judge Moore was comparing them with Mr Upham’s accounts from July 14 to date. When Mr. I'phim's figures from January 1 to July It were taken Into consideration, the • ,i counts al ways squared with Mr. Upham's re AN ENDLESS IMHH'ESS Summoning: the local collector* through Lho country will be an end less process if the committee lets ■Judge Moore have his way entirely. On the disputed circular letter from Michigan wqro the names rtf four men whom ho would like lo have called. He gave the names of six or eight from uhlo, and so on with several other states Apd he told the committee tfiat new names "new leads" as he called them were coming into hint daily by telegram from all over the country. falling these local collectors will establish large quotas fixed on the localities. As already explained in this correspondence, state committees took > , Mr. I'phams state duotas and ex panded them three or four times be fIre dividing them up among the lo calities. in this wax undoubtedly some of the very large quotas for eities con tained on Governor fox's list wors probably fixed. Republican members of the committee naturally would like to keep these local quotas from coming out. The professional money raisers dal an Indiscreet thing politically when they made these larg, local quotas for fund raising purposi If the local quotas are established. Governor Goi will have a certain talking point. 11a will declart that tile republicans al ways intended to raise these large amounts, althougn all the evidence goes to show that they had no such intentions. Evidence before the committee ■ roves that the fund was a popular fund and not one made up by large contributors Then Is not a sign of the selfish Interests or of people buy ing an underhold on the government anywhere In the c rd. And Judge Moore has not produced any proof. In fact, the earn,' ! . > fund i.- extraor dinarily clean. The only fly in the republican ointment is the foolish seal of the professional money raisers, who always multiplied everything that they wer.-’ doing by three and thus have given Governor f -x something to talk about _ T. R., JR., HAS THIRD NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH ON SAME DAY |l.\ .Vio*ociatcd 1’rest* Tulsa, Oklat., September s.—For (lit* third time today Lieut. Col. Theodore ItooMevelt had a narrow ritoniM' from death when the air* plane In which he wan making the trip from Okmulgee to I'ulaa for his niiAht uddreMN here, encountered a aevere electrical and rain storm ami the pilot, unable to »ee the bank, wm forced to fly aimlessly about until the atarna ***ri»sldcd.