The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 26, 1908 Page: 1 of 14
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i IN HIS EXPLANATION
'He Gives Out a Carefully Prepared Answer to
. Roosevelt and Hearst.
And No Proof That He Has
Done Any Wrong.
For the Empty Dinner Pail and the
BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY
Had There Been in the Administra-
tion More Common Senss and Less
Imaginary and Professional
Rightness of Action.
Associated Press Report.)
CINCINNATI. September X In a long
and carefully propftrfd statement. United
States Senator Joseph B. Foraker tnk
up recent statements made ty William
K Hearst and President Roosevelt ex-
lalnlnn Ills temporary conmvtlnn with
ilic standard Oil company and discussing
tlie Hrownsville incident and his cam-
paign with the rate Mil. The statement
Is In part as follows:
The president nnninen t-s his statement
ronnecttd with the publication of Jude
Taft's Utter with a bitter arraignment
of me Iternux of Mr Hearst's charges
which he appears to have accepted as
1 ully proven as soon as made. He does
not wait tor proof r explanation nor
accept the same when offered.
Mr. Hearst" a c-ha rue are not simply
that I was In the eniphn of the Standard
Oil company and that I was paid for my
service; but that 1 was secretly In that
employment for illenltimate purposes and
tha: the money I recei ed waa paid aa
e-'inpensatton for improperly iiiiluenchiK
legislation by congress In conflict witlj
aiuVIn violation of my official duties.
He read a wumtwr of letters and mad
eitain rommenU caclulated. if unan-
swered or unexplained U create tiie be-
lief that Ills charges were true.
EMPLOYMENT NEVER DENIED.
That I was employed by thu company
was never coicealed or denUwl. On the
contrary Mich employment was well
known at the time to all concerned Only
a few 'days ftK. ex-Attorney General
Monnett. who was prosecuting the pro-
ceeding aguinst the Standard OH com-
pany at tin time stated in a public In-
terview tl at I toid him at the ihne that
1 had been retained by tho company. IT
employed and rendering services pre-
sumably I waa compensated
In answering therefore the mere fact
that I was employed by the company
and showing that 1 received payments on
Unit account no information was in
parted by Mr Hearst and no offense was
cMabiistu-d for it. remained t.jnt such sor-
i and payment might te proper and
I nder all the circumstances an ex-
planation was required and in former
tttat 'mer.ta I made such explanation b.
show in a t hat my employment was con-
fined to the affairs of the comp'nv
Ohio and Its reorganization after the
trust was dissolved by order of our su-
preme roiirt and that my employment
had no relation In the slightest degree
to anything In which the Federal gov-
ernment was (hen Interested or with
respect b which the congress was then
lei;isintinj. or at that time proposing to
letffslrtte. and that the employment waa
ended long before the company was mad t
the subject of any special attention In
coiiuress and longer still than it wjii
t larked 1" the Federal courts or pro
reeded against In any way by the Fed-
eral government ; and further that the
t ciplovnier.t was not to defend t he com-
pany against charges of lolatlou of ths
lav. s of Ohio or the 1'nited States or
the orders of any of the courts but only
to assist In so executing the orders of
the courts and so reorganizing as to con-
form to all laws. Slate and Natl&ial.
ni:d to fully comply with all the orders
of the courts that had been made against
From the beginning of our government
senators and i onurfsamen who were law-
yers have been regarded as free to con-
tinue the practice of their profession
If they so desired during their terms of
office In so far as they might be
to do so without interfering with their
public duties and In such practice free;
to Inlvo any kind of employment which
was offered which did not in any way
conflict will) their duties as members of
ceng re w N nbody has ever before been
crith lned mi such account.
Whn I accepted the employment yjf
the Standard Oil company In It was
not foreseen by me -and probably not by
anybody else that it would become the
nhjeet nf Federal legislation or of Fed-
eral proe ut Ion or action of any kind
and t hat employment ended when tha
company derided to reorganise i.nW the
laws of New Jersey whl-h was befor
anything of that nature occurred.
That I wjs not in the employment of
the cnmpai.v after the services I have
mentioned weic rendered ami that au;h
employment did not afteiwad 'Influence
me l' favor the company in legislation.
Is shown by the part I t wk In the ear
actment if tlo- Elk Ins law. approved Feb-
ruary 19. ltW3. I nder this ttute the
BttoVney gcnernl has brought and de-
clared to be brought all the prosecutions
against the Standard Oil company off
which we have read so much. Including
(he case in which Judge I.andts Imposed
gjjutji frij i i- - f rwiOO
- Cootioued on Y$t Twa.J f
SUMMARY OF NEWS
Forecast for Houston and vicinity Saturday
-Generally cloudy; probably showcra; cooler;
fresh easterly io southerly wind.
Temperature and precipitation records st
Houston for the wejvty-four hours ended t 7
p. in Kriday Maximum HX; minimum 70-
The wetern barometric degression has de
eloped intu a distuibance of considerable erv
eigy which is now central over l.astrrn t olo-
rdo. It is followed by an area of hijih pres-
sine and much colder weather with temera-
tun below freezing in the middle plateau and
northern Rocky mountain region. Precipitation
has occurred aver a broad ara extending from
the south Pacific coast northeastward into
Manitoba. In Montana and Wyoming it ha
been in the frrm of snow with amounts rang-
ing from three to five inches the lirst M the
season. Scattered showers have occurred in the
northeastern portion of Texas and in the mid-
dle and southeastern cnttnn belt. At time of
report the wr.nlirr in Texas was partly cloudy
with Temperature ranftintc from 66 degrees at
Amanllo to 7K on the coast.
New York Storm Warning.
(.Associated Press Report.)
NEW YORK September 25. The following
storm warning was issued by the local weather
bureau today: "Cyclonic disturbances of
marked Intensify to the leeward side of the
Lesser Antilles moving westward."
(Assocwted Prexs Report.")
WASHINGTON. September 35. F-ast Texas
Showers nd probably thunderstorms and
cooler in north portion Saturday Sunday
showers cooler fresh south winds.
West Texas Showers and cooler Saturday.
Oklahoma Thunderstorms and cooler Satur-
day. Sunday fair in west; showers and cooler
in east portion.
l-oiiistana- I.ocaI showers Saturday and prob
I)n0T has resigned from the Naiional re-
UK VAN declared that Taft was ashamed of his
platform but lacks the courage to declare
CHARLES N HACKf.L has resigned his po-
sition as treasurer of the democratic Na-
tional campaign committee.
F( iRMKR Secretary Hitchcock says Haskell's
assertion regarding bis connection with the
Standard Oil company is false.
STANDARD OIL money was used in the elec-
tion of Roosevelt ; violent letter ordering
its return was carefully f.ileJ but was not
SKVATOR FOK.KER has gtee. out i crrvrrtc
letter in which he asserts that it has not been
proved that he has done anything wrong; he
says the presidential policies aie directly re-
sponslMe for the thousands of unemployed.
;fnkral jira; s widow
died at New Or-
NIXMKKN passengers were killed ai.d many
others injured in a Hurhngton wieck in
ROP.KKT KKRNAGHAN. a Ky. was killed by
a street tar at Fort Worth.
JOE MONTGOMKKY killed himself near l ay-
bir g after siiminomiig a pli in lan.
THE MOVKMENT of export wheat through
tiabrstcn has been heavy during September.
COMMISSIONER LOVE will present a draft
for a Texas hank guaranty statute to the
E. 1!. HAIL of Crockett has Wn appointed
democratic chairman for the Seventh con-
TAX COMMISSIONER HASH I EEL believes
thai a discussion of the tax law is just what
is needed in Texas.
REGISTRATIONS at Austin university show
a dec i ease ft cm last year.' but it is thought
to W due to the slowness of the registrar.
THE KKISCO will begin the operation
trains into New trleans next Monday.
KAI I.K AD commission granted authority
Kr.tiu inspectors to break M-aJs on cars in
RAILROADS issued a circulai announcing that
no freight would be dcliered on indemnity
bunds after November 1.
t Ol OKADO SOCTHERN announced intention
of handling through freight finm New Or-
leans to the West via the Texas and l'a
cif ic and asked the commission to grant
THE RACES will open at San Antonio today
and the entries show main horses of fast
AMERICAN league: ?etroit 7 1. Philadelphia
2 0; M Loins 1 Boston 31; Cleveland 1
PR EM DENT PL'LLI AM of the National
league issued a statrtnrnt regarding the New
Vitrl Chicago g..nie on W ednesday.
NATIONAL league: I incmnati 7 5 New VorV
1 3. Boston 2 I. Pittsburg 1 : Chicairo ft.
lklyn 1. St. Iiuis I. PhilaHerl.hia 11.
PRICES in the wheat pit were erratic and Ir-
regular. CO EE EE advanced R points in sympathy with
DI N'S REVIEW savs retail trade is steadily
increasing in volume.
CATTLE receipts at the Fort Worth yards
wcrr the lightest of the wrrk.
A1TF.R a rvere decline prices in the New
Vol k cotton market rallied and closed very
SPEC 'CLATORS are of the opinion that the
stock mat kit was controlled by a combina-
tion of Stsndaid Oil capitalists.
P. E. M'MAHON. an attorney
died in Houston.
of Cold s
RI NL ESTATE deed filed for record showed
aggregate con1drraliop of $l(.6!3.
A ( ON I ERENCF. between th Business league
budge comniiltrc and Hty officials was held.
WERNER the year old son of Mr. and
M rs. Angut HaYthaiitrn was hit ten by a
F'.Nt t 1 ' R A I NCt rcMirtn on ar rangemi nts for
the t ar nival were heard at the meeting of
the dlie lots.
A St "Ct ESS El 'I. interdenominatiimil Sunday
srhtMd meciiiig was held at the McKerT Street
LI VELV diaiussiona on the pronosed bond
issue characterised the meeting of the North
End Improvement club.
A COMMITTEE wa appointed at a meeting
of business men to negotiate for a veanel for
the eha'nnc) and coast commerce.
Rl lORT S from surgeons attending Storekeep-
er Blum were to the effect that he will
rover from the pistol ball wounds.
J. LEWIS THOMPSON suggested that the
next leg ill am r forbid the operation of cer-
tain cUmcs of industrial plants at nigh.U
THEODORE THE MEDDLER STARTED
HASKELL RESIGNED ! HEAD-ON COLLISION I
MOT TO BE TAKEN AS ADMIS-
SION OF GUILT.
Charges Made by Hearst and Roose-
velt He Declares to Be Untrue.
Explicit Statement of Reasons.
Associated Press Report.)
CHICACU September 26 CJovemor
Charles N. Ila.skell at mldnlKht tonight
resigned as treasurer of the dermx-ratio
National committee. Ilia reflUtnatlon wart
announced liy himself and three hours
after his arrival In OhU'aKO from Juthrle
Okla. and after he had conferred with of-
ficials of the democratic National head-
quarters .lit KivlnK out ills doclsion Mr.
ILaskell. in response to a question de-
clared lie did not desire to he responsible
for any embarrassment which might re-
sult to tlie democratic party by his re-
taining the office of treasurer.
That his resignation is the direct result
of tlie charges made against blm by
Wtlllani R. Hearst and I'rcsident Roose-
velt Mr. Haskell admitted.
At the same time he did not by hia
resignation Intend to admit that any of
the charges wore true.
When Mr. H&skeil arrived In Chicago
it 9 yHrTFl?-"RoTgWi''Tie 'ffPrHtSW K Ttafl
not resigned and that Mr. Ftryan had not
asked him to resign. Speaking to a
crowd of reporters he said:
"If yoir have any questions to ask put
them on paper."
ANSWKKS QI KSTIONR
He then went from tli station to the
democratic headquarters at the audito-
rium annex. AVIien a list of questions
were handed him he retired to his room
saylug he would give out any answers
later In his room lie was closeted for a
hmg time with National (.'hairman Wade
of Ohio and Joseph linnieis. chairman
of the democratic press committee.
It whs mldnifcht when Mr. Haskell re-
appeared from the room He had In big
hand a written resignation addressed to
National Chairman Norman K. Mack and
tlie answers to tlie questions which had
been given him.
"I have written my answers." he said.
"They will explain t liemselves."
After giving an affirmative reply to the
question whether lie had resigned but
denying that Mr Hi van had asked for
the resignation tlie questions and an-
swers were read as follows:
"Do you know whether Mr. Hrvim
knew of the charges made against you
by Mr. Hearst before you were appointed
"I do not see how lie could have."
WHY 1110 HKSil'.N KD.
"Do you think your further connection
with tlie campaign regardless of the
truth or falsity of the charges would
tend to embarrass Mr. Itryan or injure
"11 might At any rate. I would not
be a go. mI citizen if 1 risked any embar-
rassment In the light of the honest people
against the special Interests "
"Io you Intend to reply to President
Roose elt ?"
" I have not done so yet."
o you intend to renew your demand
for an Investigation of the charges?'
"How can I? Koosevell admits ho did
not tell the truth "
In answer to a series of questions as
to his relations to the citizens alliance
said to have leen organized at Muskogee
okla. to fight the local labor unions.
Mr. Haskell denied that the alliance was
In reply to questions concerning the
Standard Oil company be repeated his
former denials of ever having had any-
thing to do with that company.
Mr ltrynn Is due to arrive in Chicago
at f IT a ni tomorrow. Whether he
and Mr. Haskell will meet was not offl-
clallv stated at democratic hoiolqum tors.
Mr Bryan Is scheduled to remain here
for two hours when he is to leave for
THK KIIIIMAI. I.KTTKll.
The resignation of liovtrnor Haskell as
forwarded to Chairman Mack tonight
"Hon Norman K. Mack. Chairman Dem-
ocratic National Committee. New York.
"My I'ear Hlr: In pursuance of Infor-
mation as to your ila'o for returnlng
here. when I went home before. I assum-
ed I would find you here upon my re-
turn today 1 now Icani that you will
be detained In the Kast until Tuesday
and as I must he home Monday I leave
"Hlnce the president and his cabinet
have joined forces with Mr Hearst and
three Wall utreet brokers to make a per-
itonei fljtht against me notwithstanding
the M-esldent in his anawer tn Mr. Hryati
abandoned his charges about Ohio 8tn-
Continued on Parf Bavwu)
SATURDA SEPTEMBER 26 1908. PRICE 5 CENTS.
NINETEEN PASSENGERS KILLED
AND MANY INJURED
When Burlington Passenger Train
Crashes Into a Freight in Mon-
tana During Snow Stom.
Associated Press Report.)
I.IVINOHTON Mont. September 25. -A
Burlington passenger train. No. 16 run-
ning on the Ndrthern Pacific tracks
which left livlngaton eastbound at 5:60
o'clock this morning meti a westbound
freight train In a head-on collision at
Youngs Point a aidii g about eighty-
eight miles east of here during a blinding
snowstorm. Fireman llabcock of the pas-
senger train and Fireman Tom Philips of
the freight both of Livingston and Head
Brakeman Mllo Hawley of Billings and
Nineteen passengers were killed outright
and eleven other passengers and two en-
gineers and the mail clerks and baggage-
man on the passenger train were serious-
ly injured. Most of the eleven are seri-
ously Injurea and will probably die. The
name of the passatuaers are unobtainable
RELIEF TRAINS SENT .OUT.
Wrecking: and relief trains have been
sent from iMilh Uvingston and Billings.
The freight which was an extra west-
bound. In charge of Conductor Hlnekey
was heading in at tlie east end of the sld-
ii.g on short time when tlie passenger
train running head-on Into the blinding
snowstorm struck them. On account of
the storm neither train had any warn-
ing and the passenger struck the freight
engine full In the side telescoping the
tn ail and baggage cars and smoker
crushing the day coach and pinning the
passengers and trainmen beneath the
wreckage of tlie engines passenger and
Tlie scene ensuir g is Indicated as terri-
ble cries of tlie in lured and dying met
tlie rescuers at every turn and. although
heroic efforts were made hy tlie survivors
to rescue those caught under the wreck-
age several of the victims are supposed
to lie buried heneat h ytho debris.
I.ITTI.K CAN UK 1'ONE TOWARD
A heavy wet snow which was falling
at the time prevented the wreck from
catching fire and undoubtedly held the
death list down. Every effort Is being
mnde hy the forces aided by volunteers
from l.lvlngstor nml Hlllinsg. to clear the
wreck and so far they have been able to
prevent further loss of life. Little can be
done toward the rescuing of the burled
victims until the wrec king train arrives.
News Is coming very slowly on account
of thfre being no telegraph office at the
place The Northern l'nclflc trains are
nelng held at Livingston and all west-
bound trains st Hillings until the wreck
None of the passengers In the sleeping
car was injured.
The train was made up of nn engine
baggage car smok r day coach and two
A upartlal list of the dead and Injured
COLONEL HONSON of I'tah.
JOHN PATH'S of Hillings. Men-
ROBERT ANDERSON Hardin. Mont.
LORENZA A. STEWART. Dean. Mont.
M C. (loMBI.r Mlnston. Iowa.
E L. DYMACK Denier.
D H BARNES Seattle.
it M. KINSICK. A nil on. la. Mont.
ORA HANCOCK. Hillings
S. CHINC.DON chi.-o Springs Mont.
H. E. VICKERS Hillings.
CHARLES T JnllNSTON Denver dis-
trict passenger un' iit of til l Nickel Plate
HEOKOE HAT I I KItOCK. Anaconda.
JOHN HVAN. ' ishlng. Okla.
MI LO 'll.WVI.I V Hillings Mont.
SH'II era address unknown
TWO I'M DEN TIKI ED cosj miners en
route froio na. i.da to Klrby Ohio.
The Injni ' .1
residence unknown. In
al miner Ooldwater.
John S.. i
Ala . I. rui- I
Chester l'u Mount Carmel in . ami
broken o ternally Injured.
Sam SI with address unknown both
legs broker. Internally Injured: the only
one In the -inoker who escaped with his
Anton H 'wcltso. Helena Mont. lioth
arms broken. Internal Injuries.
John li. uke. Boston lees Qroken and
Susan Cordea. Flat Head Indian mis-
sion back injured.
Lee s Cordea. Flat Head Indian mis-
sion hesd rut shoulder and back hurt
John Cordea Flat Head Indian mission
Small boy arm and back out.
WAS SPENT IN INTEREST OF
Violent Letter Ordering Its Return
Was Placed on File so It Could
Be Dug Up if Needed Later.
(Houston Post Special.)
NEW YORK September 25-The World
says: Karlx In the 1904 campaign the
Standard Oil company as well as other
trusts railroads hanks and large cor-
porations received a request to contribute
to the republican National campaign fund.
This request was ignored. Henry H.
Rogers being responsible for Its refusal.
1-ater. when the second call for cam-
paign funds was made. Mr. Cortelyou
chairman of the republican National cam-
paign sent word to Mr. Rogers asking-
for an appointment at which the existing
conditions fould be explained and the
financial support of Standard Oil secured.
This appointment was made by Mr.
Rogers to be kept at No. 26 Broadway
the Standard Oil building and Mr. Cortel-
you waa informed that both Mr. Rogers
and John D. Arrhbold would be present
to see him. Mr. Cortelyou finding that
Mr. Rogers was not to meet him alone
bijt thai. Mr. Archoold was also to be
present concluded It would be safi'nd
more discreet not to go himself. The ap-
pointment was kept by Cornelius N.
Bliss treasurer of the National commit-
tee. At this Interview Mr. Rogers accused
Mr. Rxsevelt of ingratitude and recalled
many plkst favors from the Standard Oil
comparif to republican candidates and
campaign funds. Mr. Bliss admitted that
lYesldent Roosevelt might have acted
harshly toward the Standard Oil but
said that while Mr. Roosevelt's first term
was "constructive" his second term would
Relying on these assurances Mr. Rog-
ers ami Mr. Archbold made a contribu-
tion of $100000.
This contribution coming to the JoTiwl-
edge of President Roosevelt he wrote to
Chairman Cortelyou a violent letter de-
nouncing the Stantlard Ml company and
directing the return of the contribution.
This letter is on Mr. Cortelyou's f71V and
a copy of It Is kept tjy President Roose-
velt for the purpose of making it public
if ever the facts of this Standard till con-
tribution fiecome known
The contribution was not returned. Not
one cent va.s paid ba. k.
The same was used so far as Mr. Rog-
ers' and Mr. ArrMioM know in like man-
ner with other ronti ilnitlons.
Later In the i ampHign when President
Roosevelt I.e. anie scan .1 about tin- re-
sult and about the time that he sum-
moned Edw.u.i II Hai Tinmii to Washing-
ton and in.lu. ed Mr llarrinian to rulse
H'tSO.000 for the campaign fund a further
request was made of the Standard Oil
At the time of the tlun.OOu contribution
Mr. Bliss explained his dissatisfaction
with Its size and said that the amount
should lie several times as great. At tlie
time of the third request the definite sum
of $260000 additional was asked for
In the meantime Mr. Itogers had
learned of Mr. Roosevelt s letter to Mr.
Cortelyou and of the direct to return
the first Jliio.'no. He declined t.. give any
more mon- x and recalled the fact that
the president's Instructions to return the
first contribution ha.l not been compiled
with and H al Mr Roosevelt must have
known all along that the $1000"" which be
repudiated ha.l not only been accepted
In lew of this fact he decline.! to ac-
cede to the request tor a furtliu XZii. 000
or for an further sun. and .i.ciouueed
Mr. lb-oscwit for senninglv lilng oil
the one hand to secure eontrlbut"ns from
the Standard oil company an. I o:i the
other hand to make political niltal by
flHii.'iin. mg the company.
CANNON MAY BE NEXT.
Roosevelt Is Being; Urged to Attack
(HouitoH Pon Special.)
WASHINGTON. Sptfmher 25 1 ho re-
.i i is I hal Koosovett intends to frre
Ttitt to i.-pmllat' Joe Cannon for aih
Hiii I -1 "Him 'ii ruU- nt linen t h.ts tt in
tin out hnut Ihf WeM ami MiM:.- West
Hint 1r rtlniont tiK'i MIMo. The first puti-
li tlrtiunclai lo.i ttnl repudiation of the
t i .mnli Hi nilvr of tin- t.oii? i onics from
( i corn Nori is. ido republn nn noin-
t n from tli Flft'i Nehranjift .Mslrut for
i Hectlon. who lm leen forced hy pub-
ttv sentiment t his dutrUt to lclare
himself uk itnM i'h linen's re-ele -t)on ti
t in- speakership. With tlie sentiment
MKsf oHt "an mm InrreaaiiiK theiv is rn
tt lllnK to what drastic expediencies t h
ii pumlran party will have to resort. nl
a move of siK'h daring would not be for-
eign to Mr Rooaevelt'ir style of politics.
Tender Jumps Track; None Hurt.
HouSlon Post fertitJ.)
ANOI.ETON. Texas. Septernher .'I - Th
wentrMiunri: train from Houston on the.
Krownsvllle road near Oyster Tieek. be-
tween hr and Brnaorla. today Junmvd
the track. No on waa lnjuxtd.
The Campaign of Education Inaugurated by the
Commercial Secretaries Is Bearing rniit
MR. DUPONT IS OUT
NO L0N6EE MEMBEE OF THE
Fact That He Is Defendant in Suit
Ajjainit Powder Trust Is the
Cause of the Action.
(Associated Press Report.)
NEW YORK. September 25 -Following
many rumors on the subject pyhlch wera
afloat here today and In Washington
Chairman Hitchcock of the National re-
publican committee announced tonight
that General Coleman T. Dupont of
Delaware head of the bureau of cam-
paign speakers of the National commit-
tee had resigned as head of that bureau
and also as a member of the ezecutlva
committee and that his resignation had
Chairman Hltchock said no successor
to Mr. Dupont had yet been selected but
that action In this matter would follow
HITCHCOCK IS SCAPEGOAT.
When asked if President Roosevelt and
Mr. iTaft had not objected to Mr. Dupont
at the time of his appointment Chairman
Hitchcock replied that the chairman of
the National committee always made
such appointments and In this case ha
(Hitchcock) assumed all responsibility as
lie assuaied fall responsibility for all oth-
er things done in this campaign.
Mr. Dupont met Chairman Hitchcock
immediately after the tatter's arrival here
this morning from Ohio and handed him
the iefter of resignation saylog as he
did so: "I shall be glad to have my
resignation accepted at once."
Then Mr. Dupont withdrew and did not
again see the chairman until after the
action had been taken on the matter.
Following the acceptance of the resigna-
tion. Chairman Hitchcock and Mr. Dupont
had a conference but no statement as to
what passed between them was given out
by Chairman Hitchcock. The National
chairman said today that Mr. Dupont's
letter of resignation might be given out
After Chairman Hitchcock had given
out the statement of Mr. Dupont's resig-
ns t Ion. he said substantially referring to-
ri Is management of the campaign that he
expected when he took the management
to be criticised and ha was surprised
that there had not been more criticism.
He said he was well satisfied with tlie
PBugrexa of the republican campaign so
far adding that the plans now being
worked out were for the most part such
as had been originally made those plana
having met with general approval. From
now on. the campaign according to
Chairman Hitchcock Is to be aggressive
along the whole lyie.
Asked as to the advisory assistance he
was receiving from Senator W. Murrav
Crane of Massachusetts. Mr. Hitchcock
said he already received valuable
assistance from the senator and that ha
hoped to see him frequently during tha
remainder of the campaign.
Mr. Dupont's letter of resignation waa
made public tonight. It is as follows:
September 22 1908. Hon. Frank H.
Hitchcock chairman republican National
committee. New York city:
"My Hear' Mr. Hitchcock: Recently I
have noticed various criticism of my be-
ing the director of the speakers' bureau
and a member of the executive commit-
tee on account of my relation to the
F. I. Dupont Powder company which la
beinK sued by the government. The
merits of that suit will be determined In
I lie due course of Judicial procedure. I
have always been a loyal sxipporter of
the republican party both In the State
and nation and I am not willing to be
in any wise the means of bringing critl-
clxm upon the party organization how-
ever unfounded I may deem such crit-
icism to be.
"I therefore respectfully tender my
resignation as a member of the executlvo
committee and director of the speakers'
bureau fully appreciating the great cour-
tesy which I have uniformly received at
the hands of yourself and my other asso-
ciates. Yours very truly
"T C. Dupont."
CABINET CONSIDERED POLITICA:
Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON. September 25. It is
said that the caw of T. Coleman Dupont
of Delaware announcement of whose
rexlKiintlon as director of the speakers'
bureau of the republican National com-
in It tee was made today was discussed
at today's cabinet meeting. It is said
tlist the president wrote a letter to
( lialntisn Frank 11. Hitchcock suggest-
ing that Mr. Dupont's connection with tha
yO'CiiMcd powder trust made him unsult-
nbl fur officiul connection with the com-
mittee tmt Secretary Loeb tonight de-
clined to either affirm or deny the report
shviiik that there was nothing to say on
I his point
Mr Dupont Is the head of the company
sue 1 in tlie courts by the department of
Justice for violation of the Sherman anti-
It wus cxiiected that a statement would
tc Riven iiut at the White House today
i.'CMnhriK the charges of Coventor Has-
l.ell of Oklahoma concerning -the fran-
chise nf the Prairie Oas anil till company
hteh lias figured conspicuously In recent
tel. niaphle con espondence. but after the
liiesiion had been considered at the cuhl-
n. i meeting It was decided to withhold
I In- slatemeiit pending the reply of Wll-
It'ini J Hryan to the president's recent
-iniiiiiiinlcatlon regarding Governor Has-
kell Beveridge Opened Campaign.
i.AiocateA Prett ReSerf.)
NEW YORK. September 5. The repub-
lican campaign in New York county waa
formally opened tonight with an en-
thusiastic meeting held at Carnegie hall
at which Senator Albert J. Beverldge of
Indiana ami former Mayor Stb U)W
ware the principal speaker.
after the husband has goni to
work and the children to chooL
Do you leave THE at
home so she can enjoy
9 r 1 "
WILL BE PROFITABLE
For the People of the Stater
Who Lack Inforinatlon.X'
ATTACK ON "POLITICIANS
Develops That Some Real Good His
Been Accomplished by Ttrcm. ?
THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPIB
Is Tbeir Object and They Seek tot
Please .Majority Willing to
Eectify Mistakes When Con'
vinced They Axe Hade
(BY FRANK H. BTJBHICK.) r ; t
AUSTIN Texas Sept. 28 A campaign
of education upon most any matter ofl
public concern is usually a good thing 4 '
often as beneficial to the teacher aa tdt
the Intended pupils. The work of thai !
commercial secretaries of the State akmef '
these lines is especially notable. Un- J
doubtedly they have at heart tha Interest v
of the State. They are the spokesmen o(
business and Industrial organisation .
which include many of the beat men fit ;
Texas. ' T
The first usefulness of the comttierclal .
secretaries waa in getting their own crowd-
waked up to take an interest In tha -economic
and legislative situation In UMjiv"
State. The average business man doeei .
less and knows less about the ahapinaf ;
and execution of public policies than say
other claaa of voters. HI contempt for . .
politics is Illogical and a neglect of civfa r
duty. Instead of a vlrtne it Is Iff most-
cases an affectation often Induced hyf .
selfishness or moral cowardice. I t f
When business of all kinds got tied Into
a double bowknot last fail the men at -'
bualness whose prosperity felt the pinch v
were Induced to spare sufficient tlm !
from their private affairs to look; about
to see what had strvck them. Naturally V1
their first effort waa bo locate the blama. '
Folio wtroj their mantel habit they
pounced on the politicians. A thenar
no republicans tn Texa ' affairs'-jtoulv
meant the administration at' Aut4J -j ;-.
Though the panlo started in New- York
and was worse in every other State of -i
the Union than it was in Texas being -V
also felt abroad the first broadsides o r'f
the secretaries were directed at the aetsjjv .
of the Texas legislature. Ignoring thsj-
tarlff robbery. Federal pensions stock V
exchange gambling foreign Insurance ex'-v
ploltatlon the trusts and other agencies).'
which drain Texas of hundreds of mil A?-
lions of dollars every year the economists t
of the commercial organisations saw
nothing bigger to shoot at than the Stats l
laws passed at Austin.
They set about establishing a "people's!
bureau" at Austin to secure legislation ht '
the Interest of the people. The seers
taries found the politicians at Austin Mt
Intent on serving the people that the V
could not refrain from denouncing thai
latter as demagogues. The secretaries r !
may have been right. That does not; "-
alter the case. A demagogue finds it Is) -best
to serve the people. After he dleajf
he becomes a statesman. "t
They declared for demonstration farms
The demagogues were already providing! : i
They were for encouraging new lines of
railroad. They did not say how they;
would go about it. - The demagogue t"
pointed out that they had already donated
the railroads M1790H acres of publlo f
land one-fifth of the entire publlo do'
main besides other donations given by k i
the people; also that railroad rates iBi .-
Texas are still higher than In any othes;
State except Louisiana.
They were for encouraging capital bu0
it was shown that while the insurance)
companies had made hundreds of minions)
selling loaded policies in Texas and) hao Vr
on hand 160.000000 of reserve funds' bae '.
longing to Texas policy holders they pr.-
ferred to Juggle this money for thetr owa
purposes In Wall street to Investing It
securely In Texas or any other western ' '
The demagogues had already passed tha) Xy
Hobertson law which though not perJ 'f
feet is forcing the Investment of Texas'
policy reserves in Texas and Is gradually ; '
building up the Texas companies. With?'
Texas millions saved to Texas there wUlj-
be no need of encouraging outside capital
"More liberal laws to enable municipally''1"
ties to make public Improvements" waaj "
another plsnk In the platform of the";.
commercial secretaries. The demagogues) ..
had already allowed the municipalities)
a tax limit of 2 per cent. With full rendl :i
tlon 2 per cent taxes on full valuation laj'i-
all the people want to pay The chleC :f:'
criticism of thefull rendition law. which'".
by the way the commercial secretaries '
have never urged is that It can not
reach the cities to force an automatic!
reduction of the tax rate In proportion '
as the assessments are Increased.
They also favored "the reasonaMe and
fair regulation of all coriHiratlons doine
business in ths .Hint.." Ho do the dam. '
(rogues who have been at work On ha '
Job for the last sixteen years. Some p0 '
pie say they have gone too far; ka .
they have the courts intervene." Other .
people say they haven't gone far aaougtt
There will always he differences Of Opm-
Ion on this point The politicians appna"
to have plenii-d the biggest crowd aa they
always aim to do. . I ;
Tlie commercial secretaries very peoi
erlv Inveigh against any law arhkm abro
Kates the right of contract guarantee
by the constitution. That la 4 gvnaralitv
but thev probably had In mind that fern
ure of the sntl-pass law which forhl i
newspapers swapping spaa for. miles
That was a mean revtnas) waleh (it
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