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HOUSTON. TjgX&Si THURSPAT OCTOBER 1 1908.
PRICE. 5 CENTS.
TRUTH SAYS HASKEL
President Denounced in Stronger Terms Than
f Heretofore for Taking Part in Campaign.
Oklahoma's Governor Issues Long Reply t
Roosevelt Charging Him with Falsehoods
tMSEfSlT ASSAILED '
: SEVERELY BY BRYAN
ft" ' V;
T HV X
OVATION IN IOWA
Entire Community at Every
Point Honors Nebraskan.
TAFT GETS SCORING TOO
Ohloao Will Be Unable to Accom-
TEDDY REWLD1ED NO ABUSES
Declares Opponent Has Sorrowed All
ef Eis Ideas Wants to Enow
Whether He Is Running
Against One or Two.
'. (Asscoiatrd Press Rrfort.)
OSKAI.OOSA. Iowu September 30 As-
Sailing the president. Mr. Tuft and the
republican party generally at every turn
William J. Bryan on the concluding
day of Ills present tour. Is traveling
through Iowa on his way back to Lincoln.
His progress across the State has been
larked by a series of demonstrations
'Which were nothln short of ovations.
The entire community at every point
Where his truln stopped seemed to turn
out to do him honor. In his speeches
he was more vigorous than usual.
In his attack upon the president. Mr.
Bryan charged Mr. Roosevelt with In-
terfering with the present campaign and
falling to remedy abuses. Mr. Bryan
said that Mr. Taft. if elected would be
unable to I'.cconipllsh any reforms even
with a republican congress behind him.
He talked at Muscatine. Letts. Colum-
bus June lion. Washington. West Chester
Keota. Harper. Slgourney and several
t other places en route here.
"BADLY CRIPPLED TKDDY
At Washington a woman In the crowd
'w presented him a Teddy bear one leg of
?. Which was broken and done up In splints.
- Badly crippled." was the candidates
ij- comment. This veiled reference to the
'." president set the poo pie to laughing At
Harper a bride and bridegroom got on
"the train and when he came back Into.
the cur Mr. liryan handed the In-lde a
' bouquet which be had received and
; Which she bashfully accepted.
At Muscatine Iowa. Mr. Bryan de-
nounced the president for participating In
the campaign ami. If anything in even
i stronger terms than heietofore.
i "There is another issue of this cam-
; palgn" he said "ami that is whether
1 am running against one man or two
men. I started out to run against Mr.
Taft on the ground tljat they had picked
a man big enough and able enough to
defend himself. Now I find the presi-
dent conies In and takes the lad in this
'"I. do not object to It. but 1 do believe
. It is a degradation of the office of the
president to make that office which be-
longs to the people a party asset In the
hands of one party. I Insist that the
people have a rlghl to elect their officials
without dictation from Washington and
I ask the president after he has nomi-
nated Mr. Taft to atand aside and let
lis fight It out before the American peo-
1 pie on our platforms.'
1 CAM PA ION t'ONTRllUTIONS.
Mr. Ilryan took up a recent statement
by Mr. Taft regarding the amount of
the republican campaign fund He quoted
the following as coming from Mr. Taft;
"Mr. Uryan says that we may not ex-
pect anything of the republican purly
because it is grverned by irn protected
Interests and that they conliiouted to
the campaign fimd. If iliev did so. I am
fclftd to udvi.-w you that the campaign
fund is not flattering and that no cam-
'a' palgn has been carried on more econom-
'' Ically than this campaign."
Mr. Itryan invited his hearers to notice
the fait that Mr. Taft did not deny that
' they accepted contributions from the pro-
i. "He docs not deny my indlctmmt."
I? Bald Mr Ilryan. "He simply says that
i If the protected Interests do govern fnat
the fund Is not flattering ibis year. But
k What does Mr. Taft call a flattering fund?
He and the public might differ as to
v bow mud! it will take to make a flat-
l't terlng fund. He Is not willing that the
' people shall know how much of a fund
1 bis party has or from whom It is re-
ceived Why does he not tell youT Is
be afraid that you will not vote the re-
publican ticket if you know where the
I'ampaiKti Hind coitics f om ".' if )0
rneans llial you IN be sorry you voced
the republkan t.ckct WI.en yon fim out
' how much or a fund they i..m ;
It collies from. Is tins puiltical noue.st '
4 k lull do the rank and I tie ol the itoi(i-
ll an patty think ol Ilic relilllican lead-
rr who conceal the umount and surcc.
VI men chioiihikii looos and relume to
allow their campaign methods to bo
yf' Upon ItiH arrival ut Knoxvtllo William
fc J. Bryan revolved a i dub In 4; reiVpilun
betitg home-eonilMft wuck a large crowd
'"W"' Way on hand to arret him. 11 wai pro-
VJ. vldL'd J With Hperlal cowboy escort
JjhmliJi hy a band and waa driven
AMbrOUlNMIifl Btm'lo to the hotel amid
V4fan1ni checra. MU Hpoocli. dnlivorod
ttef tourt hou.tp HteiiM wn devoted
f glMMiVy fo ft oaMlffatlon of Mr. Taft.
WftXMi ldr; Jiryan -narg:eu wiui naving
tiAMrtvtnMl IdtMsa from lilns.
V'iiflW'WJ Without ImmodeMy" ho do-
OU4iVrtT I t)Vv helped to conrtrt him
on f Four.)
SUMMARY OF NEWS
Forecast for Houston and ricinity Tfiuraday
Fair; wanner; light to fresh easterly to
Temperature and precipitation records at
Houston for the twenty-four fours ended at 7
p. m. Wednesday Maximum 82; minimum 47.
iAsiocUittii Press Retorts
WASHINGTON" September 30. East Texas
Fair Thursday and Friday; light to fresh
Louisiana Fair Thursday and Friday; light
to fresh east winds.
Wist Texas New Mexico and Oklahoma
Fair lhursday and Friday.
will he no -Important change in the
Brazos and Colorado rivers.
GOVF.RNOR HASKELL replied to President
o-nvt:lt s charges.
Y K kLiFFE'S majority in the Sixth Louisi-
ana congressional district was reported to oe
STAIt: CHAIRMAN STORLV called a meet-
ing of the State executive committee to
meet In San Antonio Saturday.
MR. DRY AN charged President Roosevelt with
interitrinK una tue pit.s.iit campaign and
failing to remedy abuses; Nebraskan received
an ovation in Jtrtva.
ATTOKXKY GENF.RAL HADLEY of Mi
souri was placed in the Ananias club when
the testimony of Adolphus Butch was dis-
covered showing that the brewery and not
liusch gave to g. o. p. fund.
A GEORGIA heiress wedsher father's chauf-
feur. THE GOVERNMENT is taking prompt action
in the Fitzgerald murder case.
l)K. ROBERT KOCH the celebrated German
scientist addressed the tuberculosis congress.
THE MISSOl'Ri Grand Lodge of Masons will
ilislur from membership druggists as well as
saloonkeepers who sell intoxicants.
A BIG copper merger has been effected in
A REVOLUTIONARY plot has been discov-
ered in Costa Rica.
THOUSANDS are dead as the result of the
flood at Hyderabad India.
ONE FIREMAN was killed in the fire at
THE STATE medical college opens Thursday
MEXICO DAY was observed at the San An-
tonio international fair.
THE MONTH'S shipments of cotton from Gal-
veston have been heavy.
THE AMERICAN Bank and Trust company
of Temple went into voluntary liquidation.
THE IN'TERCOASTAL canal from Galveston
to Corpus (Jiristi will soon be open for navi-
gation. TITCS COUNTY gins that were shut down on
m count of night rider notices ha e started
I k.K II. liUSHICK wrote of the San An-
tr.nio fair and of the improvements in the
GOVERNOK CAMPBELL is preparing to take
a trip of recusation to either Hot Springs
or Mineral Wells.
T11K STATE hank examiner took charge ot
the affairs of the American Hank ahd Trust
company at Temple.
A. L. W ARI of Houston as elected presi-
dent of the junior class at the Agricultural
and Mechanical college of Texas.
ANTONIO I)E IV ARAUJO. a Mexican edi-
tor was placed on triat at Waco on the
charge of violating the neutrality laws.
1R A. I). DEN MAX a prominent Lufkin
physician died as the result of injuries sus-
tiiinrd when Ms automobile was struck by a
THE 1. AND G. X. announced its intention
of hallasimg a ihousaid miles of track.
THE RAT!" meeting of the Louisiana officials
of the Sunset was concluded in Houston.
FIFTY-FOUR railroads filed suit in St. Louis
to enjoin the live stock order of the lntcr-
siatf commerce commission.
TIM. FIGHT hetwet-ti the Illinois Central and
Frisco over the entry of the latter into New
Orleans was still unsettled.
IT W S reported in New York that Jeff X.
Millei would resign from the St. Louis.
P.ro-. nsville and Mexico railway.
JAMES HE ATT I E formerly chief clerk to
W. F-. Green accepted a position with the
Texas City Steamship company.
TESTIMONY at tin interstate commerce com.
mission in St. 1mis showed that shippers'
were ignored when rate advance was made.
A'i A MEETING of the Galveston terminal
hues at Galveston R. fl. Baker was elected
president and director to fill the position va-
cated by W. E. Green.
UMPIRE KERIX caused ihb arrest of a Chi-
cago lawyrr for assault.
AMERICAN league: Detroit 7 Washington
IV; Cleveland Philadelphia 1.
WINN'-RS at San Antonio: Miss Purtain
Atelo loc Allen Obicular Straight Talk
and Ed Trjcey.
N AT 1 0 X A L league : Philadelphia I New-
York 2; Plttstmrg 7. St. Louis 3; Brooklyn
3 Boston 1; Cincinnati 6 Chicago 0.
COIT-EE opened steady at a partial advance of
THERE VV S a brisk demand for cash grain
in the outside domestic markets.
COTTON prm s in N w York fluctuated with-
in a comparatively narrow range.
THE GENERAL trend in the Fort Worth cat-
tle inaikct was toward higher prices.
PR 1CF.S in the stock market were motionless
as a culmination of the speculative move-
REAL ESTATE deals aggregating $39362.10
were filed for record.
THE TUG Eugene arrived up the channel
thirty six hour overdue.
URORS and witnesses In the Federal court
were paid their h i diem.
THE PROGRAM lor the park hand concert
Thursday night was announced.
THE COUNTY rnglmer submitted his report
on the Mmeda drainage district.
ONLY ONE hid for wrecking the court horaa
was received and It waa rejected.
ALL WAS in readiness for the Baptist work-
ers' rally to commence Thursday.
KUGKNE DAVIS a negro was denied a re-
duction of bond on habeas corpus.
FINISHING touches were being put on the
floats tu be Used tn King Nottoc's parade.
CI 'RING September It wai ascertained 4ftlft
feat nf eonrrwta sidewalk Wa fcontractcd for.
1 BKAKEMAN L. WALKER ftU hctwtM.
MILLER TO RESIGN
BROWNSVILLE LINE EXECTT-
TIVE EN BOXTTE HOME.
Understood He Will Become Asso-
ciated With a Bailroad Enter-
prise in Merico.
(Houston Post Sptcial.)
NEW YORK. September Jeff N.
Miller vice president and general man-
ftRr of the St. lxiuls Brownsville and
Mexino railway who hfts been stopping;
at the New Hoffman houae has left for
the West via Chicago en route to T$$jls.
It Is understood that Mi. Miller will
retire from the Brownsville line to be-
come associated with a railroad enter-
prise In Mexico.
While here Mr. Millor was approached
on the subject hut refused to either con-
firm or deny the report further than that
he would in all probability go to Mexico J
early tiext year.
Mr. Miller would not discuss a report
published from the City of Mexico sonin
weeks ago to the effect that he would be
connected with the Merger lines.
WHISKY SELLING DBUGGISTS.
Masonic Grand Lodge of Masons
Will Bar Them.
(Houston Vost Special.)
ST. LOUIS. September 30. -The Masonic
(rand LodK of Missouri in annual con-
vention here i.s revising Us constitution
and by-laws. Among; the important
changes will be an amendment to the law
barring liquor dealers from membership.
The old constitution disbarred saloon
keepers and it Is now proposed to debar
all druggists who sell Intoxicants. The
new law. it 1 paid will not Im retro-
active but will apply only to new tfwgfti
hers taken into the lodge.
The grand lodge elocied today as grann
master Kolert H Krceger of Kansas
like and was seriously man-
Till". NO TSU-OH membership committee se-
cured over oOO names and started out to get
ERNEST SAMHiW a merchant of Lynch-
burn filed a voluntary petition in bank-
ruptcy. THE FEDERAL grand jury commenced the
investigation pf the alleged pollution of the
THE REPORT of the county assessor was
approved nnd the collector was to commend
THE RECORDS in the city engineer s office
showed a total of $20". 026 of building per-
mits issued for September.
REFEREE RORDEN annouueed a meeting off
the creditor of Vineyard Walker to. at
Eagle Lake on October 12.
APPLICATION for the apmuntment of a re-
ceiver for an oil well at Humble was filed in
the Eleventh district court.
A SUI T was filed against the Western Union
Telegraph company by I- H. Hood for the
alleged delay of a death message.
A PERMIT for the construction of the Jesse
II. Jones eight story office building on Main
street to cst $100000 was issued.
LACKING but one name to secure consent to
operate( C Rarron was compelled to with-
draw his application for a saloon license.
v INSTRUCTED verdict for the complain-
ant was rendered in tlx Federal court ui the
ase ot the first INattoiuiI iwink against J. J.
Ilatcy and wife.
Skk LOOK HERE! 2aa
Now boys and girls just use your eyes
The Post has sprung a great surprise.
On page 9 herein you will see
Something to make you jump with glee.
FIND THE CANDIDATE!
SPECIAL VENTRE OF 100 MEN
Slow Progress Being Made in Case of
Man Charged With Killing Sena-
tor W. E. MeConnell.
(Houston Post SpscioL)
MINERAL WELLS Texas September
30. The trial of the case of Jeff Pearson
charged with killing W. E. "MeConnell In
this city hut spring la making alow
The special venire of l0Oen"haa been
exhausted and 8n fcddttlon&l sixty or-
dered. Seven. Jurors were necured out of
thp first venire and none so far havo
bet-n secured from the sixty additional.
Hon. V. E. MeConnell at the time of
his death wan a member of the Thirtieth
legislature and wan one of the foremost
of Senator Bailey'n defonderx making
perhaps the most brilliant speei h of the
Investigation. He was a leading lawyer
of the county and was in the employ of
Mrs. Pearson when shot in her home by
Jeff Pearson at the time a wealthy sa-
loon keeper and butcher of this city Mc-
Donnell was emp'oyed by Mrs. Pearson in
divorce proceedings against tier hus-
band. The case Is attracting Statewide atten-
tion because of the pronilnence of alt
parties and some of the lest legal talent
In the State Is retained on both sides.
For the defense Stevenson & Brown of
this city and Hon. W. U Crawford of
Dallas. The State Is repreesnied hy Dis-
trict Attorney Ben Pulnier anil Hon. Col-
lin George and Hon. C. II Chandler all
Owing to the absent e of Mrt.. Pearson
R. H. Beetham undejtaker and Charles
Harris former chief of police a motion
was made for a continuance by the de-
fense but was overruled by Judge V J.
BIG C0PPEE CONSOLIDATION.
Mexican Calumet Sonora and South
Cananea Companies Merge.
(AsscfiiaHd I'rtss Krf-erM
MEXICO CITY. September :W . James
V. Norton of Duluth. president of the
Calumet and Honor i Mining company
confirmed- the report today that the
Calumet ajd Sonora and the South
Cananea Copper companies two of the
largest companies In the Cananea field
hove consolidated unoer the title of tl o
Duluth. Sonora Mlnlrnt company
The South Cananea QOirmany lurnanver
all Its holdings and the Calumet and
Sonera the HueVi Vista and Vonqullo
This is the largest deal In the C'ansnM
district In years and the new Duluth
Sonora company will be second only to
the Draene Cananea In (he ramp. Tho
capitalization of the new company will
be no .0(10. James W. Norton Is presi-
dent and treasurer. A E. l'urden la vice
president and William D. Vnderhtll h)
secretary. Their headquarters will be In
Dulu'ltt Minn. 'The holding of the Duluti
Honors comjwny will tx between four and
five thousand acres adjoining tho Greeno
Cananea property on the south.
St. Loula RepubUo.
WALL OF WATER 60 FEET HIGH
SWEEPS 0VEE HYDERABAD.
Where City Stood Is Now Vast Mire
of Black Hud the Grave of
Numbers of Natives.
iAttociatrd Presj trport.)
HYDERABAD. India September 30.
The catastrophe that overwhelmed Hy-
derabad the capital of the Nieams do-
mlnona and left la ita trail UHpiaaads
of dead was one of the moat sudden and
most appalling; of raanyvlsUatiorii ffl
India. In the Nlzams dominions are
many tanks or lakes the largest of which
communicates with the river Must. Tre-
mendous rains caused the lakes to over-
flow Into the river which In turn burst
A flood of water sixty feet high swept
down upon the city carrying everything
before it and completely devastating sev-
eral ijuarters of the city. Thousands of
tons of water crashed in a dense mass
against the houses burying under the
niins natives to a number that can not
be estimated. When the flood subsided
a vast mire of black mud marked the
spot where thousands of people lived.
Bands of natives are now searching this
pool for the bodies of their relatives and
the scenes are sickening. Many of the
bodies have been recovered and all of
them are Iad1y mangled. Many more are
burled in the debris of masonry and
twisted iron. The flood actually wiped
out a district a mile long and a half
SHIP SLIGHTS "OLD GLORY."
Italian Steamer Captain Fails to Ob-
serve International Law.
( euif?s Post 5vcii.)
1A1. ETON. Texas. September .
W hat for a time promised to develop Into
n row with possible International compli-
cations developed this morning at pier
X The Italian steamer Caprera which
is tied up at that pier has set aside this
day for the purpose of celebrating the
hhthday of Hie commander's namesake.
Slmior tilrolamo. and part of the event
was the decoration of the vessel with
flaxs and signal emblems.
The men engnged In this work evident-
ly not being up on International law
made the mistake of placing the Italian
flag at the masthead on the same line
and ahov - ' H.I Olory. This was soon
noticed h a crowd of Americans located
near by and some vigorous telephoning
to 1'nited stales officials was Indulged
In. coupled with an angry demonstration
towanl the v.ssel which had so slighted
the Stars anil Stripes.
Tin' attention of tliu commander was
called to i lie error and he at once gave
onleis that the flags be reversed and
this niiclli'd the promised riot.
'Da- revenue cutter Wlndom was-at pier
'. having iusi returned from her cruise
..long the-'enast. and had it been neces-
sary she would have steamed to the side
of the Italian and compelled the change
of flags. If necessary hy force.
SOUTHWESTEEN K0 ASS WOULD
NOT HEAB THEM.
Traffic Expert Believes Increase!
Should Be General Steel Hen
Asked Higher Bates.'
(Houston Pott Sptciai.")
ST. JjOriS September . Opportunity
to be heard by the Southwestern rail-
roads before the present freight rates
went Into effect was not granted to ship-
pers notwithstanding a written request
for a hearing rnade by the Natlon-
ul Industrial .Traffic leage to presidents
of rail lines throughout the United State
was the testimony of J. C. Lincoln before
the Interstate commerce commission at
Hotel Jefferson today. Mr. Lincoln is
president of the league and commissioner
of the St. Louis merchants exchange traf-
He testified that the shippers were ig-
nored no replies being received and
that when the matter was referred to the
Interstate commerce commission It was
felt generally that the increases In freight
rates would work a hardship. He stated
that he had learned the increases were
part of a general movement to raise
freight rates all over the country. He
stated the league embraced In lta mem-
bership some of the largest shippers and
trade organizations in the country.
In this connection under cross-examination
by Attorney E. B. Pierce of Chi-
cago general counsel for the Frisco-
Rock Island systems witnesses agreed
that if advances were made they should
be general in order to avoid dlacrirnl-
tiating against any particular section.
STATE RATES TOO IX) W.
He addlmtted under Pierce's interro-
gation that the State commissions' pro-
posed ratea In several States were too
low. He Included among the States thua
mentioned Missouri Kansas and Arkan-
sas bat he insisted that the Interstate
rate should not be raised to make up the
deficit- The question of a reasonable re-
turn on money Invested In their prop-
erties by the railroads again came up
"With money loaning at not leas than
4 per centT" ashed Mr. Pierce.
"Tea. for that class of propertr."
When Mr. Pierce attempted to Intro-
duce a hypothetical question covering m
perfect Investment as to property loca-
tion of railroad and capitalisation former
Judge S. H. Cowan representing the
complainants In the case objected say-
ing: "Such a hypothesis Is Impossible
with that class of property." This
caused a laugh at the expense of Mr.
Mr. Lincoln said his testimony was
along general lines and did not deal with
the specific merits of the advances. He
based his conclusions on conditions which
had prevailed previous to the Increase.
STEEL INTERESTS ASKED TO AD-
VANCE. That the "Steel Interests" asked the
railroads to advance shipping rates on
steel rails and connections was devel-
oped In a rigid cross-examination of P.
A. Leland chairman of the Southwestern
tariff committee. Mr. Leland submitted
to an hour of grilling without hesitation
or contradiction. He offered to lay all
correspondence and minutes of traffic
meetings before the commission.
The complaint filed with the commis-
sion by the merchants freight bureau of
Little Rock Ark. against the St. Loula.
Iron Mountain and Southern may be
dropped. It had been proposed te con-
solidate this case with the present hear-
ing. A. R. Bragg manager f the bu-
reau asked the commission to postpone
the case saving that matters were being
adjusted with the railroads. The com-
plaint alleged that rates between St.
B-ouls snd Arkansas points had been
raised without a corresponding Increase
In the charges between St. Louis New
Orleans Bhreveport and other cities In
HADLEY IS IN ANANIAS CLUB.
Butch Said Brewery Gave to G. 0.
P. Fund; Not He.
Wert ; Post Special.
ST. I.OCIS. September . The testi-
mony of Adolphus A. Busch before a leg-
islative committee In 1S06 has been found
in which the millionaire brewer expressly
declared that the gift of 13600 to the re-
publican party was msde by the An-heuser-Uusch
Brewing association and
not hy himself.
Mr. Iludley. in a recent speech. In an-
swer to Mr Cowherd his opponent stated
that the money was given by Mr. Busch
personally This the testimony of Mr.
iiusch denies flatly. All this is inter-
esting In the light of Mr. Hadley's speech
at l'oplar IJInff. Mo. wherein he denied
the republicans got theitnoney from the
it Is somewhat of a long story about
the manner In which Mr. Busch was In-
duced to contribute 112.600 to the repub-
lican campaign fund The contribution
of two checks for $10000 was never In
question The more Important point of
his testimony was about his first gift of
Two checks for 15000 each were ob-
tained from him as the result of a pre-
arranged meeting t his house at which
Vice President Fairbanks. Senator Mason
of Illinois. Thomas K. Ntedertngheus
chairman of the republican State execu-
tive committee: Otto Stlfel. a brewer; J.
l. Howe chairman of the re pu oilcan
city central i-ommlttee of St. Louis aad
others were his guests.
Cholera Conditions at Manila"
I Associated Prtsl RHvrl.i
WASHINGTON. September IS. Gover-
nor General Smith of the Philippines has
telegraphed tho war department that
there were 1 cases of .Cholera ror
the 24 hours ending at S o'clock yester-
day and 1-1 cases for the 14. hours end-
ing I o'clock this morning.1
WOULD PACK A JURY
Will Seek Justice Before C
People and in Courts.-
LABOR RECORD ATTACtLH
Says He Took Morgan's View c
State Constitution. -
CITES THE SANTA FE DISMISSAL
Asks Executive Why Cases Were;
Dropped When Facts Disclosed' '
Paul Morton Cabinet Mem- ;
ber Being Uncovered. ""V
(Attociatti Prtss Rtport.X
GUTHRIE Okla. September SO. dove. '
nor Charles N. Haskell lately treasurer
of the democratic National committee'
tonight gave out a long letter to Presl- '
dent Roosevelt tn which he repeats hla;
already published defense of the charges
made against him. The letter begin;-' it
.-."YesteVday I was engaged In writing an
answer to you as the chief executives
of the United States assuming that
few day of reflection might have brought
you to a realisation of the fact that the
people of our country 'had placed Jroq:
in the highest position of .authority -ar.4 ' .
lespect and that with this authority you
had assumed the obligation of meting
out equal and exact Justice to every citU '
sen of our country and that causing .
your obligation you would know -that
one of the principles of a free govern-
ment la that no man shall he condemned
without a hearing; knbwlng that not '
word that you have ever spoken coneern-
lng me was of your personal knowledge
but entirely hearsay which has reached
your ears 1 as a result of an Intense par
tlsan conflict; that you do net know tea '
personally and never heard a wort Ironv
. ."The serious character of your charge
ahema jr suggested to yen that you.
audi hearsay statement . yeur declare.
Therefore I would have appealed to you
a second time to designate exune tribunal
that might hear both sides of the auesv
tlon. Investigate as to the truth and only
condemn when guilt has been reasonably
established but being Interrupted by re-
ceiving a newspaper which efUimi your
last statement I lay aside my appeal tor
Justice to you for the reason thai t am
convinced that no matter bow dignified
great and honorable the Office of presi-
dent may be the present situation clearly
demonstrates the fact that the oocupahb
of that office may be without' fairness.
Justice or integrity.
SATS PRESIDENT SHOULD FAjCKv
"You have clearly demonstrated by
hearsay statement and vacillating from)
one charge to another that various of
your charges were without foundation
and therefore abandoned aad yet rtth
out displaying the manhood to apploglxa.
for the former untruthful statersetft you
seek another Issue. It leads me to assert
that I shall seek Justice against you be- "
fore tho people and In the 'courts not
subject to yjur domination' 1 Frankly-
speaking I could have arrived ' fjt
other conclusion jhan that you )n' your
reckless partisanship and disreg&rdlncj
the rights of others would pack -a court
or fix a Jury. 1 'V' u '
"Your attack on roe finally rested upon
my conduct In the Prairie 00 and Oa
Company matter tn this State. J- have
said that you were responsible for gram -lng
a franchise before statelioogVttoarel
creating vested rights. You seek; t
evade the Issue and create wrong' Impres-
sions. You said that the Interior depart-
ment had no power except Where trossin -aa
Indian reservation. You would wave
your readers believe that Indian 'Terrt.
tory was then conducting lta own gov-
ernment and that only part of the fame
were Indian reservations. Mr. Roosevelt
you know it Is not true; you know an the
land was Indian land without oauntV .
township or territorial government.
What halo of integrity surrounded you
last week like the mist had faded away
'and the interior department holds th.4
record which convicts you. ' v l.
GRANT AT DEPBW8 RBQUSJSJr."
"In the office of the Interior department
the records will speak as between; Usv; I
say that y iu granted the franchise 1
say that you did so at the solicitation t "
Senator Depew and others and tliat with-
in a few days thereafter chiefly by 'the
subscriptions of the Standard Oil men. ;.
according to Mr. Harr'.man the sum of
lAi.OOO In cash was added to your cam-
paign fund. '.'''
"I challenge you to publish tho records
of the Interior department on I he. .Sub-.
Ject of the franchise and. mark yoalo'
Mr. Roosevelt you must not garble thu
records nor suppress any of them. Th
ptrbllo shall know the truth. It may
have been sufficient four years ago lor
you to wipe out the truthful statement
made by Judge Parker by simply caHin
him a liar but that waa four year. st-
and your controversy now Is with .
who will not accept a bluff in sxchaH
for receipt In full settlement ln.i
characte or statement yoa mwe inai
iaV i anv time during my entire. Ii.
had any connection whatever. Of of ai
character with the Standard Oil oompa.
or ol any Ol Its iu iK-vniMtHiw .q irw
to refute and to show that such stu
meat 1 a falsehood. ... '
Sou charged me with attefriptlnr-
hribe the attorney general of Ohio.' 1
waa presuntabtv nine years ago ...
have abandoned that position. Chin
P. Taft says through his- paper 'that
evidence was ever produoed that;o
convict me of the charge ..."v y-
"In touching upon the Snte anlver
I I ....
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