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Lewiston Evening Teller
LEWISTON. U>AK*, TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $5 PER YEAR. HARRIMAN SAYS PRESIDENT ASKED HIM TO RAISE A CAMPAIGN FUND told that HE ALONE CAN SAVE N. Y. STATE --------- Forces Magnate Into Politics, Breaks Word Concerning Depew, and Teddy's Friends Help Ryan Manipulate Deals CHICAGO, 111., April 2.—A sensa tion was created here today by the pubflcatlon of a letter written ' last December, addressed to Sidney Web ster, ef New York, and signed "E. H. Harrhnan." The letter In opening refers to the Insurance investigation, Harrlman confessing that he was at sea. "As to my political Instructions, to which yon refer In your letter of De cember 18, I am quite sure I have none, and my being made at all prom inent In the political situation is en tirely due to Preslent Roosevelt, and because of my taking an active part In the autumn campaign of 1904, at bis request, and his taking advantage of conditions then created to further his own interests. If It had been a premeditated plot It could not have been better started or carried out." G. O. P. Needed Funde. The writer then goes on to say that In the autumn at the request of Roose velt he visited Washington to talk over with the president the political situation, that the president told him the campaign could not be sucessfully carried out without sufficient money as the national committee had utterly failed In obtaining the necessary funds and there was a large amount due them from the New York state com mittee. The letter continues: "1 explained to him that I under stood the difficulty here was mainly caused by the upstate leaders being unwilling to support Depew for re election as United States .senator, that he, Depew, could be taken care of In •ome way. "I thought matters cou|d be adjust ed and the different contending ele ments In part brought Into an alliance again. We talked over what could be done for Depew, and finally be agreed If he found It necessary be would ap point him ambassador to Paris. Raises $200,000 Fund. "With a full belief that he, the pres ident. would keep this agreement, I came back to New York, sent for Treasurer Bliss, who told me I was their last hope, as they had exhausted every other resource. "In his presence I called up an lntl mate friend of Senator Depew and fold him it was necessary. In order to carry New York state, that $200,000 •hould be raised at once, and if he »ould help, I would subscribe $50,000. "After a few words over the tele phone, the gentleman .said he would let me know, which he did In four hours, with the result that the whole •mount, Including my subscription, had been raised. "The checks were given Treasurer ®llss. and he took them to Secretary Cortelyou. If there were any among them of the life insurance companies, of course, Cortelyou must have In formed the president. Money Carries the Elsetion. "I do not know who the subscribers ^ove other than friends of Senator Depew, who was an Individual. "This amount enable the New ork state committee to continue its WCr k w tth the result at least 50,000 votes were turned In New York City »'one, making a difference of 100,000 V °*** the general result. Some time in December, 1904, on mv way from Pennsylvania to New .°*' 1 «topped In Washington and "«a a short talk wtth the president He 0 me he did not think It necessary appoint Senator Depew ambassador as he had agreed In fact as favored him for the senate. . hart not expected he was the one «) as to what would bo necessary, ut he argued that himself, and I, of r °-7«_ r0UM say not hIng further. Aft«, that ï used what Influence I t Ela,Ve ® enat °r Depew returned hail tl Wnate ' ** 1 considered there a been an Implied obligation which «hould be lived up to. to fü 11 * W ** ,he vvay I was brought °»e surface in political matters, as I had never been or taken any active part, and had only done what I could as any private citizen might. "So you see I was brought forward by Roosevelt In an attempt to help him at his request, the same as I was brought into the insurance matters by their request for my help, and In the case of Ryan, I probaly would have dropepd the matter after our first In terview had It not been my desire to save Belmont from taking the posi tion for which he could have been criticized by the public press. Big Three R Combination. Ryan's success In all his manipula tions of the traction deals, tobacco combinations, manipulation of the Tate Trust company Into the Morton Trust company, the Shoe & Leather bank into the National Bank of Com merce, thus covering up his ^-acks, has been done by the adolt mind of Elihu Root, and this Is Jhe situation that has been brought about by a com bination of circumstances which has brought together the Ryan, Root and Roosevelt element«. "Where do I stand?" "E. H. HARRIMAN." THINKS THAW IS INCURABLE Dr. Hamilton Says He Has Case of Progressive Paranoia NEW YORK, April 2.—The com mission on lunacy which Is Inquiring Into the present state of mind of Thaw, allowed Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton to testify as to -what he knows of Thaw's mental condition. This action was taken over contin ued protests of the defendant'« at torneys. Dr. Hamilton declared It Is his opin ion that Thaw is suffering from a progressive form of paranoia, and de clared that Thaw is unable to realize the nature of the charges against him. Many attaches of the Tombs testi fied today they had never seen Thaw do anything irrational. MEN AND RUNDS . ARE OBDURATE Kanpp and Neill Ha Hard Time Prevent ing Strike CHICAGO, 111.. April 2.—The con ference between the managers of the Western railroad and their employes was resumed today with Comissioner Knapp of the Interstate commerce commission and Labor Commissioner Neill acting as peace makers. The situation Is unchanged from last night Both sides are obdurate. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Morrison passed through the city en route to Cotton wood after visiting Seattle and Port land. iwo mm $ IN 1 CH LlfE Miss McCook of New York, and fliss Davidson of Madison NEW YORK, April 2.—Miss Jante Alexander McCook, daughter of Col onel and Mrs. John J. McCook, was the first Easter bride of the season to day when her marriage to Malcom D. Whitman took place at the Fifth Av enue Presbyterian church. The wedding was a notable event in social circles, for the guest list Includ ed the most prominent names in New York and Boston society. The church was a bower of white lilacs, white roses and apple blossoms when the young bride, leaning on the arm of her father, walked up the flow er-marked aisle. The bride had no maid of honor. Has Six Brides' Maids. The six brides' maids were her two sisters, the Misses Susan A. and Mar tha McCook; her cousin, Miss Harriet Alexander; Miss Jennie Crocker of California Miss Marion Fenno of Bos ton. and Miss Edith Root, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elihu Root. Mr. Whitman was attended by his brother. Hendrick Whitman of Boston, as best man. The ushers were Messrs. George M. Sargent. John Gade. Arthur S. Pier, J. Wells Farley. Hamilton Du rand, George Atkinson, Jr., and James F. Curtis. Following the church ceremony, which was performed by the bride's uncle, the Rev. Dr. Maitland Armstrong a reception was held at the McCook home. The bride is the second daughter of Colonel and Mrs. McCook, who have ! for years been prominent in New } York society and who have a summer ! home at Seabright, N. J. Mr. Whitman is a lawyer, and in j his university days at Harvard was a lawn tennis champion. He and his bride will spend the summer in Eu rope travelling. MADISON, Wis., April 2.—The wed ding this afternoon of Miss Mabel Davidson, daughter of Governor and Mrs. Davidson, and Frederick C. In busch of Milwaukee, was one of tue most brilliant functions ever seen in Madison. Two o'clock was the hour of the ceremony which was performed In the parlors of the executive mansion in the presence of more than 200 guests, among them state officials, members of the legislature and other persons of prominence from all over Wis consin. Groom Wealthy Man. The bride has been socially promi nent in Madison for the past two or three yea-s. She recently completed a course In the state university. The bridegroom Is a wealthy young business man of Milwaukee and gradu ated from the University of Wiscon sin two years ago. After a wedding tour the young couple will make their home In Milwaukee, _i_ SOON TO ENFORCE PURE FOOD LAW WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 2.— The department of agriculture Is making preparations to prosecute un der the pure food law at an early data. The work of obtaining samples df questionable articles la progres sing. CHINESE BUYS 2,000,000 GUNS BERLIN, April 2.—A dispatch from Shanghai says the Chinese govern ment has ordered through a German firm at Tien Tsln, two million rifles for a uniform equipment' - of Chinese troops. ! } ! j G. H. BUCK on commission Miss B. Chamberlain Names Members of Text Book Miss Belle Chamberlain, state school superintendent, made announcement today of the state text book commis sion which, under the new law, was to be chosen by April 1. The follow ing will comprise the commission: Miss Belle Chamberlain, chairman. President George H. Black, repre senting the instittuton8. Professor D. C. Neifert, of Idaho Falls, representing the High schools. Miss Grace Loughran, of Pocatello, representing the grades. Mrs. Leah M. Burnside of Shoshone, representing the county superinten dents and the rural schools. J. A. Blomquist, of Boise, and Boyd Hamilton, of Coeur d'Alene, represent ing the business men. What Is Most Needed. "The state commission will make a complete selection of text books for adoption for a period of six years," said Miss Chamberlain. "This does not necessarily mean that a change of all books will be made, for wherever the present texts are found Ip favor among the teach ers and up-to-date they will be re tained. What we want Is the very best that can be placed in the hands of the teachers In the way of equip ment for successful school \jork. It has now been eight years since the present series was adopted and much progress has been made in that time. "What is most needed Is to see that the hooks are selected with, the Idea of logical development of the subjects taught. Our hooks now are charac terized rather by lack of system than anything else." Commission Meets at Boise. The first meeting of the commis sion will be called at Rolse, April 15,1 when rules and regulations governing the selection will be adopted and the board organized for the work. .Tune 7 is fixed by the law as the date for the beginning of the real work; hut as It conflicts seriously with commence ment dates in several schools, It Is likely *n he postponed. Following the selection of the text books Miss Chamberlain will prepare and send out over the state a new graded course of study for the schools. An atterrmt will he made to have all this In readiness by the first of Sep tember, when the next school year opens. ONE MAN STOPS A. RUEF CASE Warrant for the Talesman Whose Absence Delays Securing Jury SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April 2.— The absenqp of one of the talesmen Interrupted the work of obtaining a Jury for the trial of Abraham Ruef on one of the five charges of extorting money from French restaurants, whdn the case was resumed In Judge Dunne's department of the superior court today. The defense will claim that Ruef was In the employ of the French res taurant proprietors as counsel to com bat the possible loss of a license. The case Is to be prosecuted by District Attorney Langdon, with Hiram Johnson as special counsel. Assistant District Attorney Heney Is too busy with the graft Investiga tion before the grand Jury to appear. The defense will be conducted by Attorney Ach, Murphy, Falrall and Murphy. A warrant has been Issued for tie delinquent talesman. DERIVING big benefits FROM THE INSTITUTES Interesting Lectures and the Instructive Discussions Absorb Attention of County Teachers ^ Clarkston Bureau Evening Teller. CLARKSTON, Wash., April 2.— Forty-seven teachers from Asotin county were this morning registered at the High school auditorium ready to take up the work of the day. The county Institute will be closed tomorrow evening to merge with the session of the Inland Empire Teach ers' association at Lewiston, for the last three days of this week. Thus far the meeting in Clarkston has been successful. The program today was replete with good things, and frank discussions among the teachers rela tive to the respective branches of work touched upon by papers read and lectures delivered. Discussions which were not com pleted at the session yesterday prom ises to be the climax of Interest of the entire Institute. Professor Samp son will again address the institute, A. L. Melander of the Washington State college will bring his talk on "Panama and Its Canal" Into service, and Miss Bessie McAllister will devote time to the discussion of "Literature In the Primary Grades." The entire program follows: Wednesday Morning. Chairman. L. E. Pharls. Opening exercises. Panama and Its Canal, A. L. Me lander. 'Sectional work. Reading and Literature, H. C. Samp son. Wednesday Afternoon. Chairman. J. B. Jones. Music, roll call. Developmental Laws and the Teaeh <r S. L. Melander. The Western Boy. Charles Tlmblln. The Teachfir's Scholarship, H. C. Sampson. Reports of committees. Sectional Meeting. Prima rv Section—Chairman, Mtnnfe B. Austin: secretary, Miss Oolda M. Hill. Music. Miss Lole Skinner. Discussion. Literature In the Primary Grades, Miss Bessie L. Mç-Alllster. Discussion. Grammar School Section—Chair man, Miss Alice Tenneson: secretary, Miss Louise Brekke. Hard Places in Arithmetic, Charles Tlmblln. Discussion. BURIED UNDER 12 FEET SNDW H. Babendorf Says Thuodfcr Mountain Mines Are Looking Fine Hank Babepdorf, the well known miner of the Tunder Mountain dis trict, was an arrival this morning from the camp. Mr. Bebendorf left Thunder Moun tain about two weeks ago and travel ed to Salmon river on snow shoes. He says the camp Is now covered with about 12 feet of snow and that the ground will not he cleared sufficiently to permit of new work until about May 1. "The Thunder Mountain country looks 50 per cent better than ever be fore from a mineral standpoint," said Mr. Bebendorf, "and will be a very active camp this season. Rich Veins Are Tapped. "The work completed last fall was of a More than 250 teachers are register ed at the Normal school today attend ing the county convention of Nes Perce and Latah counties. The feature of the work of the In stitute thus far has been the division of the work Into the three sections, rural, high school and primary. The teachers In this maxier are given an opportunity to create an interest In their own department, without neces sarily attending those which treat on other school work. In the rural school department, Dr. E. T. Mathes of Bellingham addressed the teachers this afternoon on "The Rural School as a Social Center." Fine Program for Tomorrow, Following Dr. Mathes came Profes sor Joel Jenifer, principal of the Lew iston High school, who spoke to the teachers In the high school department ion "High School Mathematics." In the primary department, Miss Bickell of the Normal school made an Interesting address on "How Little Minds Use Conceptions." The feature of the afternoon's work came In the address and lecture of Dr. Mathes, when he described his trip about Mount Baker. The program arranged for tomor row's session promises to be the best of the three days. It Is as follows: Forenoon. Music, Miss Eggeman. Sections: Rural—Round Table, W. H. Kratzer. High School—A Word to the Wise, Miss Henry. Primary—The Relation of Percep tion to Judgment. Miss Bickell. Some Coming Changes In Grammar Grade Work. Dr. Mathes. Reading, "Open Sesame," Miss Henry. Afternoon. Music, Miss Eggeman. Education and Lahor. Dr. Mathes. Literature Period-'Values, Miss Henry. Sections: Rural—Spelling. T. O. Greene. High School—Relative Merits of Latin and German. Primary—How the Training of Mus cle Helps Mind. Miss Bickell. Evening. Reception to teachers. Normal audi torium. Nat Brown left this morning for Nat Brown left this morning for brief business visit to Snokane. of the most satisfactory character at several properties will be worked < an extensive scale this summer. "There will also be much prospec ing and new work," continued W Babefrdorf, "and It Is believed tl showing from this year's work will r suit In much good to the camp. "A number of heavy veins were ta; ped last season and these will 1 opened by extensive development wo 1 as soon as the snow is off of tl ground." SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET TEACHERS The High school band. In full uni form, will meet the Incoming Spokane train tomorrow afternoon, which will be laden with teachers from the In land Empire coming here to attend the Institute. The band will then parade the main streets, stopping at the cbntpr of Fifth and Main, where a concert will be given. Friday eve ning at the Temple theater, several selections will be rendered before the association meeting Is formally open ed. Professor Loutsenheiaer Is direct ing the band.