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THE OMAIIA. DAILY DEE: WEDNESDAY, ATCIIL 3, 1907.
NICK ALTROCK HAS CHARGE
Popular Pitcher at Head of Comiikey'i
Ysnlcaos He- Friday.
PA'S BOYS GETTING IN FINE TRIM
lrlry and Thompson Will Do
the Blab Work for Omaha
Against the White
Nick Altrook. the popular twIrW of the
White So. will have charge of the dlvliilon
which will play In Omaha Friday. He Is
aid to have a heavy hitting bunch In his
continent, m the teams he has mot will
testify. Pa will send McNeeley and Thomp
son In to pitch for Omaha. Interest Is
being worked up over the game, evc-n
though Comlskey does eee fit to send his
Tanlgana to Omaha, and the olJ Vinton
street park will be taxed to hold the crowd
If the day Is anywhere near pleasant.
Pa's boys are working the sore spots
out of their system and will be In good
shape by Friday. The first week was a
strenuous one. but the warm weather
helped and all are rounding Into snaps
faster than In any former season. Austin
and Hall came to Omaha In midsummer
condition, Austin having played Indoor ball
"If this fine weather continues we will
be In midsummer form by the time the
White 8ox arrive," said Captain Franck
Monday after the hard practice. "While
It baa hardly been warm enough to work
P a sweat, the men have worked bard,
snd after practice they take a good run
and a Turkish bath. No, we don't have
to crime down to do that, but can perform
the operation right In the new club house
which Pa has so thoughtfully constructed
for our use. We have two stoves there,
counting the water heater, and can run
the temperature up to quite a height, so
some of the boys can work off numbers of
pounds In the bath rooms."
Pa Is wearing a smile, these days, which
won't come off, and all because he has a
team of younssters to his liking. Pa de
lights In a fast fielding team, and that he
has, but he has with It a good hitting team,
and one which will be fust on the bases.
Such speed as some of the men showed
Sunday In the game with the Originals was
a surprise to all the fans. When Austin
attempted to go from first to third on an
Infield out and made It, the fans stood up
and howled. Pa simply smiled, for he saw
life ahead In the new team.
To all appearances the Chicago Nationals
are much stronger than they were last
year. They have all their old stars, and
lm addition some, new men of unusual
SVosnise, to the only possibility of their
Mt being as strong this year as last
would have to He In the theory of their
old stars being weaker, and there seems
to be no debate on this score. If any of
them has weakened It has not become ap
parent, and If there Is any reason why
any of them should be weaker now than
before they won the pennant, that reason
does not appear to the average observer.
Chance will have a superabundance of
Outfield material and It all seems to be
gilt edged. There Is his old trio, Bchulte,
Slagle and Sheckard, and Artie Hofmann
in addition, besides Oesaler, tried and
found not wanting tn the championship
race last year; Randall, formerly a West
ern league star, and Osborne, a promising
Chance la confident of victory by hard
work, but not sanguine. He la quoted as
saying he thought the Cubs would pull outj
In first place this season and would win
the World's series, but he has not been
quoted as saying he was positive of, this.
Tet this seeming lack of confidence on the
part of Manager Chance Is not attributable
to bis belief that the Cubs are weaker
or not, In fact, stronger this year than
last, but simply to the fact that he, as
well as everybody else, believes the other
teams In the National and American
leagues will be stronger and the race will
It has not always been known that mem
bers of the faculty of Wisconsin univer
sity were effective foot ball players, but
Just the same, faculty Interference has
been the means of completely putting out
of the game Wisconsin's great California
sprinter. Parsons. Why are these profes
sors always butting In? Is the question
now asked in Wisconsin.
In that game Sunday before 30,000 ador.
Ing fans, Stone failed to get a hit or a
chance In the field. '
' Parr did not wrestle Pons, the Fr?"!h
"champion In the Qotch-Burna preliminaries
iat Chicago Monday, but met and defeated
.McDonald, who la said to be a good man.
' Burns did not stay as long with Gotch In
'either fall aa he did In Omaha, but the
old fellow probably was not In the best
'shape after his tug-of-war with Parr In
s: Omaha Friday night.
- Crelghton university base ball team will
; play Thursday afternoon on the college
' campus with the Byrne-Hammer team.
' This will be the first game of the season
' for the Crelghtons, who, however, have
been working hard for some time under the
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as a heavy schedule played at home.
CLOSB FISISHF.S I UOI.F MATCH
Three Honnrls at I'lneharst IVretded
hy ftlnate Stroke F.ach.
riNEHtnST, N. C. April 2. Today's
mutch rounds In the seventh annual I'nlted
North and South amateur championship
golf tournmiient were among the most
closely contented in the history of these
annual events. Three matches were car
ried to the home green where a single putt
decided them. In the culminating In a
twenty hole buttle between Fred Herreshon
of Garden City, the Interscholastlc cham
pion, and Ioula A. Hamilton of Knglewood,
winner of the recent "all Florida cham
pionship," which the Garden City player
won by a stroke. The curds were hut a
stroke apart for the 20 holes, 90 for Herre
shofT and M for Hamilton. Other close
matches were the I.nrd, Foot, Fleming,
Tain tor and Stevenson Bowers matches.
First round David Fleming, Jr., Mt. Ayr,
beat C. Weet Talntor, Foxhllls, 1 up; T. O.
Stevenson, Brookllne Country club, heat
8. I). Howers. Urookllne Country club, 1
up; W. P. Hi hatx, Wheaton, Chicago, bent
K. H. Ownltney, Wilmington. N. C, 8 and
5; Allan Ird. Columbia bent J. 1. Foot,
Apawamls, I up; W. K. Wood, Horrtewood,
Chicago, beat T. S. I.lppy, Scuttle, 8 and 1;
C. I.. Pecker, Woodland, beat T. R. New
bold, Chevy Chase. 4 and 3; N. F. Moore,
Onwentsta, Chicago, beat DwlKht Part
ridge. Kedford, 4 and 8r Fred HerresholT,
Garden City, beat L. A. Hamilton, Engle
wood, 1 up (20 holes).
Trainer Hays He Declined to Entertain
NEW YORK, April 2. Millard Sanders
continued his testimony In the supreme
court In the replevin suit of the Memphis
trotting association against E. K. Smathers,
for the recovery of the gold cup which it
has been chanted, Smathers won with his
gelding. Major rHlnmr. by the alleged drug
ging of C. K. O. Billing's mare, Iou Dillon,
at Memphis In Octolier. 1304.
Sanders, who was the trainer of I,ou
Pill n. testified that his brother "Rd" hud
spoken to him of being able to get JK.noo
for having lxu Dillon lose the race. Wit
ness said that he declined to entertain any
proposition Involving unfair methods. Lnt'T
he overheard Smathers tell witness' brother
that he, Smathnrs, could "beat the mare on
PLAKK AM) HOI ZWORTII TIE FIRST
First Day of Interstate Gun Clnb Meet
AURORA, Neb., April Z (Special Tel
egram.) The Interstate Qun club tourna
ment started today at Recreation park. C.
D. riank, Denver, and Charles Hulsworth,
Juniata, Neb., tied for first place, with 1K3
out of' 2(fl. H. G. Taylor of Mecklltig, 8.
D., secured second place, with 1K2. Thirty
three shooters were In attendance today,
six of the men being professional marks
men, but owing to a strong wind from the
south a high score was Impossible. Chief
Oame Warden Carter Is rresent with the
new game laws, which are of great Interest
to the sportsmen.
ST. LOUS NATIONALS WIS
Series Novr Stands Two to One In
Favor of Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 2. The local Na
tionals defeated the local Americans today,
8 to 2, In the third game of the eeven-gaine
series for the city championship. The series
now stands two to,, one In favor of the
Nationals. Score: R. H. B.
Nationals 40000020 0 14 1
Americans ....1 1 000000 02 6 3
Batteries: Glade and Buelow; Stevens,
Beebe and Marshall,
WITH THE BOWLERS.
Carman's Colts won two games from the
Gold Tops last night on the Metropolitan
alleys. Drlnkwater had high single grume
with 226, also high total with 681. Tonight
the El Cuudlllos and Armours will bowl.
, 1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
Drlnkwater i3i 15 1 61
Voes 181 165 1S 336
Straw .......... VH K4 1A 42
Undrooth 179 163 lt!7 6"1
Carman .. 176 178 168 622
Totals 92H 837 878 2,631
. 1st. 2d. ' 3d. Total.
H. Primeau 175 186 175 538
C. Primeau 207 10 137 621
Straw 149 Hi- 149 447
Grotte 179 . 170 159 50K
Mahoney 140 150 142 48
Totals S60 841 7G2 2,453
Slnspsoa May Play Crelghton.
INDIANOLA, la., April 2. (Special.)
The baseball schedule for Simpson col
lege has been announced by the authorities,
April 15, Drake university at Indlanola.
April 20, Des Moines college at Indlanola.
April 24, University of Missouri at Indlan
ola. April 27, Ames at Indlanola.
May 3, Grlnnell at Grlnnell.
May 11, Cornell at Indlanola.
May 17, Ames at Ames.
May IN, llinliland Park at Des Moines.
May 24, Grlnnell at Indlanola.
, May 31, Cornell at Mt. Vernon.
Juno 1, Coe at Cedar Ruplds.
June 4, Coe at Indlanola.
June 7, Alumni at Indlanola.
There is also a prospect of the team
taking an extended trip to South Dakota on
May i to 9, on which dates tney would play
Crelghton university at Omaha, Momlng
slUe at Sioux City and the University of
Cincinnati Nationals Win.
CINCINNATI, O., April 2. The Cincin
nati Nationals defeated the Boston Ameri
cans here today, 7 to 2. Score: R. H. E.
Cincinnati ....2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 7 10 2
Boston 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-2 8 0
Batteries: Coakley, Mason and McLean;
-Glaie, Kllllan and Carrlgan.
Chicago Americans Win.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 2,-The Chicago
American league club won the second ex
hibition game with the local American as
sociation team, t to 3 here today.
At Auditorium tonight, annual ball of the
B. of L. K.
at your dealer's.
(Continued from First Page.)
could be done for Depew, and finally he
asreed If found rcery that he would
appoint him as ambassador to Parts.
ItlUs not Checks.
' With full belief that he. the president,
would keep this agreement I came back to
New York, sent for Treasurer Plies, who
told me that I was their last hope and that
they had exhausted every other resource.
In his presence I called up an Intimate
friend of Senator Depew, told him that It
was necessary In order to carry New York
stau? that IJO.OOO should be raised at once
and If he would help I would subscribe $50,
(Kin. After a few words over the telephone
the gentlemnn snld he would Jet me know,
which he did probably Ur three or four
hours, with the result that the whole
amount. Including my subscription, had
"The checks were given to Treasurer
miss, who took them to Chairman Cor
telyou. If there were any among them of
life Insurance companies or any other like
organizations, of course, Cortelyou must
have Informed the president. I do not
know who the subscribers were, other than
the friend of Depew, who was an Indi
vidual. This amount enabled the New York
committee to continue Its work, with the
result that at least EO.000 votes were turned
In the city of New York alone, making a
difference of 100,000 votes In the general
"There are between f,2o0 and 2,300 dis
tricts In New York, and a campaign such
as that of the expenditure of, say ISO In
each district for campaign purposes, not
Including the watchers on election day,
would take more than $100,000.
Meeting; with President.
"Some lime In December, 1904, on my
way from Virginia to New York, I stopped
and had a short talk with the president.
He told me then that he did not think It
necessary to appoint Depew as ambassador
to Paris as agreed, in fact, favored him
for the senate. I had not expected that
he was the one (sic) to what would be
necessary, but he arrogated that to him
self, and I, of course, could say nothing
further. After that I used what Influence
I could to have Depew returned to the
senate, as I considered there had been Im
plied obligation which should be lived
"This Is the way I was brought to the
surface In the political matters, as I had
never before 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 In the Insurance matter by Hyde and
Ryan by their request for my help; and. In
the case of Ryan, I probably would have
dropped the matter after our first interview
had It not been for my desire to save Bel
mont from taking a position for which he
j could have been criticised by the public
j press, as he was the one Ryan desired me
i to Influence from opposing Morton for elec-
tlon as chairman of the Equitable board,
and Belmont afterward thanked me for
taking his part, as, if he had voted against
Morton In view of his local traction con
tentions with Mr. Ryan, It would have been
"Ryan's success In all his manipulations,
traction deals, tobacco combination,
manipulation of the State Trust company
Into the Morton Trust company,' the Shoe
and Leather bank Into the Bank of Com
mercethus covering his tracks has been
done by the adroit mind of Ellhu Root, and
this present situation has been brought
about by a combination of circumstances
which has brought . together the Ryan-Root-Roosevelt
"Where do I stand?
"Yours sincerely, E. H. HARRIMAN."
"So much for what Mr. Haniman said
about me personally" says the president In
concluding his first letter to Mr. Sherman.
Far more Important the president regards
the additional .remarks which Mr. Sherman
said Mr. Haniman made to him when he
asked him If he thought It was well to see
"Hearstlsm and the like" triumphant over
the republican party. "You," says the
president, "Inform me that he told you that
he did not care in the least, because those
people were crooks and he could buy
them," and other similar remarks. This,
the president says, was doubtless partly In
Noastlng cynicism and partly In a burst
of bad temper, but It shewed. In the pres
ident's opinion, a cynlclBm and deep-seated
corruption which he denounces In strong
The second letter to Mr. Sherman simply
contains an addenda to the .first.
LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN SHERMAN
Test of Communication of President
WASHINGTON, April I.-Followlng la the
letter to Congressman Sherman referred to
In the president's statement on' the Hani
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 1906. My Dear
Sherman: Since you left this morning I
succeeded In getting hold of the letters to
which 1 referred and 1 sent you a copy
of Governor Odell's letter to me of De
As 1 am entirely willing that you should
show this letter to Mr. E. H. Harriman, I
shall begin by repeating what you told
me he said to you on the occasion last
week when you went to ask him for a con
tribution to the campaign. You Informed
me that he then expressed great dUsatla
faction with me, and said, In effect, so long
as I was at the head of the republican
party or as It was dominated by the poli
cies I represent, lie would not support it,
and was quite indifferent whether Hearst
beat Hughes or not, or whether the demo
crats won congress or not. He gave aa a
reason for his personal dislike of me partly
my determination to have te railroads
supervised and partly the all-ied fact that
after promising him to appoint Depew am
harsuilor to France. 1 fnjled to do It, and
I understood you to say that he alleged
that 1 mode tills promise at a time when
he had come down to see me In Washington,
when I requested him to raise Jojo.oou for
the republican political campaign which
was then on.
.Never Asked for Money.
Any such statement Is a deliberate and
willful untruth by rights It should be char
acterised by an even shorter and more ugly
word. I never asked Mr. Harriman to raise
a dollar' for the prraM-intiHl campaign of
19M. On the contrary, our communications
as regards the campaign related exclusively
to the fight being made against Mr. Hlgglns
for governor of New York, Mr. Harriman
being Immensely interested in the success
of Mr, 11 ikk Ins because he regarded the at-
lacK on itiKgins as being really an attack
on him, Mr. Harriman. and on his friend,
tiovernor Udell, and he was concerned
only In getting, me to tell Mr. Cortelyou
to aid Mr. Higglns so far as he could,
which I gladly did. He also (I think more
than ouce) urged me to promise to make
Senator Iepew ambassador to France, giv
ing me In detail the reasons why this
would help Governor Odell. by pleasing cer
tain big financial interests. I Informed him
tiiat I did not believe it would be possible
for me to appoint Mr. ucpew and further
more expressed my surprise at his saying
that the men representing the big financial
Interests of New York wished that appoint
ment made Inasmuch aa a number of them
had written to me aaklng that the same
place be given to Mr. Hyde, and that aa a
matter of fact, while I was not prepared
to axinounoe my decision, I doubted whether
I could appoint either Mr. Depew or Mr.
Hyde to the place.
Switches to Hyde.
As soon aa Mr. Harriman heard that Mr.
Hyde was a candidate and had asked the
mutes of his backets, he hastily said that
he did not wish to be understood as an
tagonising Mr. Hyde, and o-M be quite
willing to support hlin, and though I under
stood that he still preferred Mr. Depew, he
left me strongly under the impression that
he would be aimoat as well suilnrted with
Mr. Hyde, and was much discontented at
my informing him so positively, no) once,
but repeatedly, that I did not think I
should be able to appoint either.
His and my letteis now letor ma of the
fall of lA run as follows:
On his return from sending the summer
In Europe In 8ept.nber he wrote me stat
ing that If 1 IhuuKhl It deslratiie he wiiu.il
cwuie w i-s at any uiue, lther haa
or later (he had bee.rl, as you remember, a
orieitaie t tne republican national con
vention, having voted for my nomination.
On September a I anrwered this letter, say
ing: "At present there Is nothing for me to
see you about, though there were one or
two points In my letter of acceptance which
i snouia nave liked to discus wltn you ue
iW8 pulling it out."
Invitee lie rr I man to Dinner.
On October 10 I wrote him:
"In view of the trouble over the state
ticket In New York 1 should like to have
a tew words with you. Io you think you
can gt down here within a few days and
take either lunch or dinner with me?"
The trouble 1 spoke of had reference to
the Iw-lt against lllngins that Is. In real
ity, against Mr. Harriman and Mr. Harrl
man's friend. Governor Odell. A reference
to the files of the New York papers at
mat time will show that thtro wae a very
extensive bolt agalrml Mr. Hlggtns upon
the ground that Uovernor Odell bad nomi
nated him and that he had In some matters
favored Mr. Harriman overmuch neither
ground, In my Judgment, bnlng tenable. Mr
Hairlman's bocklyg of Ooverw r IMell and
extreme willingness that he showed by se
curing Hlgglns' election, was a matter of
common notoriety and mentioned In all the
papers, notable In the New York ami. On
October 1 Mr. Harriman wrote me:
"I am giving a very large part of my
time to correcting the trouble heje and in
tend to do so if any effort on my purt can
accomplish it. I will take occasion
the first of next week to ru.1 down to see
you and think by that time the conditions
will have Improved."
Letter to Harriman.
I wrote Mr. Harriman the following let
ter, which l give in full;
"October 8, 194.
"My Dear-Mr. Harriman: A suggestion
has come to me In a roundabout way that
you do not think It wise to come on to see
me in these clotting weeks of the compalgn,
but you are reluctant to refuse, Inasmuch
as I have asked ytu. Now, my dear sir,
you and I are practical men and you are
on the ground arid know the conditions bet
ter than l do. If you think there is any
danger of your visit to me causing trouble,
or If you think there Is nothing special I
should be Informed about, or no matter In
which I could give aid, why, of course, give
up the viii fur the time being and then, a
few weeks hence, before I write my mes
sage, I shall get you to come down Ho i-ls-cubs
certain government matters con
nected with the campaign.
"With great regard, sincerely yours.
You will see that this letter la absolutely
Incompatible with any theory that I was
asking Mr. Harriman to come down to see
me In my own Interest or Intended to make
any request of any kind for help from
him. on the contrary, all I was con
cerned with In seeing him was to know
If I could help In securing the election of
Mr. Higglns a man for whom I had the
highest respect, and who I believed would
be. as In fact he has been, a most ad
Letter from Harriman.
Moreover the following letter will show
that Mr. Harriman did not have In his
mind any Idea of my asking him to collect
money, and that on the contrary, what he
was concerned with In connection with my
letter to him was the allusion I made to
the fact that I would like to see him be
fore I wrote my message to discuss cer
tain government matters not connected
with the campaign. His letter, which la of
November 30. reads as follows:
Dear Mr. Fresldent: 1 have Just had a
telephone talk with Mr. lxeb and re
quested him to give you a message from
"I drew his attention to the last para
graph of your letter to me of October
H and explained, of course, that I did not
want to make a trip to Washington unless
It should be necessary; that the only mat
ter I knew of and about which I had any
apprehension and which might be referred
to In your coming message to congress Is
that regarding the Interstate Commerce
commission, and what the attitude of the
railroads should be towards It.
"I have communications from many con
servative men in the west asking me to
take the matter up, they having, which I
have not. Information as to what you pro
pose to say In your message on that sub
ject, and I am very apprehensive about It.
"Mr. Doeb stated he believed that that
part of the message could be sent to me
and I hope that he will do so. I sincerely
believe It would be best for all Interests
that no reference be made to the subject
and In any event, referred to in such a
way aa not to bring about increased agita
tion. It is, as you well know, the con
servative elemetit, and the one on which
we all rely, which Is the most seldom heard
from. Yours sincerely."
This letter to me was crossed by one from
me which reads as follows:
Another Letter to Harriman.
"Strictly personal. November 30, 19)4. My
Dear Mr. Harriman: Mr. Loeb tells me that
you called me up today on the telephone
and recalled my letter to you of October
14 In which I spoke to you of a desire
to see you before sending In my message,
as I wanted to go over with you certain
governmental matters, and you added that
fou had heard that I had referred to the
nterstate Commerce commission; that you
regretted this and wished 1 had left It out.
In writing to you I had In view, especially,
certain matters connected with currency
legislation and had not thought of discus
sing railroad matters with you. However,
If It had occurred to me, I should have
been delighted to do so, but If you remem
ber when you were down here both you and
I were so Interested In certain of the New
York political developments I hardly. If at
all, touched on governmental matters. As
regards what I nave said in my message
about the Interstate Commerce commission,
while I say I should have been delighted to
go over It with you, I also must frankly
say that my mind was definitely made up.
Certain revelations connected with the In
vestigation of the Heef trust caused me to
write the paragraph In question. I went
with extreme care over the Information
In possession of the Interstate Commerce
commission and of the bureau of corpora
tions before writing it.
'I then went over the written paragraph
again and again wltn raui Morcmrv, wno is,
of all my cablnt-t, the man most familiar
with railroad matters of course, and with
Root, Knox, Taft and Moody, it is a mat
ter I had been carefully considering for
two years and I had boen gradually, though
reluctantly, corning to the conclusion that
It Is unwise and unsafe for me to leave
the question of rebates where It is now and
to fall to give the Interstate Commerce
commission additional power of an effective
backing in regulating these rates. -"Lot
me repeat, truit I did not have thle
Suesikvn in mind when I asked you to come
own but that I should most gladly have
talked It raver with you if it had occurred
to me to do so, but, a a matter of fact, as
you will renumber, when you did ouiiw
down to see me, we were both so engaged
In the New York political situation that
we talked of little else, and finally, that
the position I have taken has not beon
taken lightly, but after thinking ever the
matter and looking at It from different
standpoints for at least two years, and
after the most careful consultation with
Morton, Taft, Moody, Knox and Hoot, aa
to the exact phraseology I should use.
"I do not send you a copy simply be
cauae they have given no one a copy, not
even the men above mentioned. It is Im
possible if I give out copies of any portion
if my meeauge to prevent the message to
be known in advance, and three prees as
sociation which now have the messaig are
under a' heavy penalty not todlsdoee a
word of it before the appointed time.
Harriman Writes Again.
On December 1 he wrote the following
letter on the same subject:
"December 2. 1904.
"My Dear Mr. Roosevelt: i thank you fxic
the favor of the SC'th. It was natural for
me to suppose that railroad matters would
be Included In any discussion you and I
might have before writing your maswige. I
am of the opinion that an effective Inter
state Commerce coninnsU4i could regulate
rebates and revent same without ajiy ad
ditional power of arvy kind, and, aa you
Ray, Paul Morton is more familiar with
such matters than anyone else In your cab
inet, and I believe he will agree with me
in this. I fear there has been a lack of
"During the enormous development of the
last four years the railroads have found it
very hard to keep pace with the require
ments Imposed upon them, and the so
called surplus earnings, as well as addi
tional capital have been devoted to pro
viding additional facilities and the better
ing and enlarging of their proiertles, so
as to give the increased and better ser
vice required of them. This work of bet
terment and enlargement must go on, and
:s all-Important for the proper develop
ment of all sections of the country. There
Is little djut.t that during the next de
cade every single track railroad In the
country will have to be double-tracked and
provide larger terminals and facilities and
any move that will tend to cripple them
financially would be detrimental to all In
ternets over the whole country.
"I leg that you will pardon my not sign
ing this personally as I have o leave to
catch my train for Arden, and have asked
my secretary to sign It for me.
Sot Convinced ny llarrlmnn.
I was unable to agree with Mr. Harri
man's views of the matter and left my
message unchanged as regards the lnter
stitx commerce law. V
iThrough drsft of thle portion of the
nirM.ikf was completed In October, before
I le i jlunys discussed with freedom all
n,y propocd moves In Uie irual and iawwr
matters with the representatives of the
big corporations or big railroads as well
as with the leaders of the lalwirlng men,
of the farmers' organisations, the shippers'
organisations and the like, that 1 bad ss
freely seen and communicated with Mr.
Harriman, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Hill and other
railroad men as I had seen and communi
cated with Mr. Gompers, Mr. Ke-fe, Mr.
Morrisson and other labor leaders.
Mr. Harriman had, like most of the big
railroad men. always written me very
strongly protesting against my proposed
course as regards the supervision and con
trol over big comblnstlons and especially
over the big railroads In a letter of his
of August 19. I a. for Instance, he ex-
firessed the fear that a panic would fol
ow my proposed action.
It will be seen that the above corres
pondence Is entirely Incompatible with
what Mr. Harriman now, as you Inform
me. alleges as to my having asked him to
secure money or to subscribe money for
the presidential campaign.
Letter from Odell.
As for the Depew matter he professed
throughout to be acting In the Interest of
Governor Odell and through Uovernor
Odell had been anxious that Mr. Depew
should be nominated as ambassador to
France at a time when he was supporting
Governor black for senator, he had changed
his mind shortly sfler the last letter to
me, above quoted, from Mr. Harriman, and
on December 10 he wrote me the letter I
enclose which reads In part as follows:
"My Dear Mr. Fresldent: A great many
of your friends here In New York would
be very much delighted and pleused If you
could find It possible to appoint Mr. James
H. Hyde as minister to France. Large
businem Interests have given him splendid
executive abilities and his association with
so many prominent business men would be
fitting recognition of the effective work
done by him In the late campaign.
In addition to this he has behind him, 1
am sure, the approval of Senator I'latt and
Senator Depew and, so far as I can speak
for the organization, I believe his appoint
ment would be, without question, more
satisfactory than any that could be made
from New York at the present time.
Personally, I should appreciate your fa
vorable consideration of this suggestion
almost bevond anything else you could do
for me. If you bo desire I shall be glad
to come to Washington and talk with you
about It, but I believe there are others
who are close to you and who feel Just as
I do and 1 thought therefore that this
lotter would be sufficient as showing the
attitude of the organizations and myslf
personally upon this important appoint
ment. Appointment Refused.
As you know, I was obliged to refuse
the request of the New York financiers and
of the republican organizations of the state
and city, not deeming it proper to appoint
Mr. Hyde to the position he sought.
So much for what Mr. Harriman said
about me personally. Far more Important
are tho additional remarks he made to
you, as you Inform me, you who asked
him if he thought It was well to see
Hearstlsm and the like triumphant over
the republican party. Y'ou Inform me that
he told you that he did not care In the
least, because these people were crooks
and he could buy them and whenever he
wanted legislation he could buy It, and
that If necessary he "could buv the Judici
ary." This was doubtless said partly In
boustful cynicism and partly In a mere
burst of bad temper of his objection to
the Interstate commerce law and to my
actions as president. Hut It shows a cynic
ism and deep seated corruption which
make the man uttering such sentiments,
and boasting, no matter how falsely, of
this power to perform such crimes, at least
as undesirable a citizen as Debs or Moyer,
or Hsywood. It Is because we have capi
talists capable of uttering such sentiments
and capable of acting on them that there
la strength behind sincere agitators of the
Hearst type. The wealthy corruptlonlst
and the demagogue who excites, In the
press or on the stump, In office or out of
office, class against clnss and appeal to
the basest passions of the human soul, are
fundamentally alike and are equally ene
mies of the republic. I was horrified, as
wos Root, when you told us today what
Harriman had said to you. I say. If yott
meet him you are entirely welcome to show
him this letter, although, of course, it must
not be made public unless required bv some
reason of public policy, and then only after
my consent has first been obtained. Sin
To Hon. J. S. Sherman, St. James Build
ing, New York.
Addenda to Foregoing;.
The second letter to Mr. Sherman ! aa
THE WHITE HOl'SE, WASHINGTON.
Oct. 12, 1906. My Dear Mr. Sherman: I
would like to make an addenda to my let
ter to you of the other -day. Both Mr.
Cortelyou and Mr.. Bliss, as soon as they
heard that Hyde's name- had been sug
gested for ambasandor, protested to me
against the appointment. Slncerelv yours,
STATEMENT BY ALTON B. PARKEIl
Former Candidate Refers to Ills
Chnrare Abont Campaign Fands.
ALBANY, N. Y., April i Alton B.
Parker, democratic candidate for the pres
idency In 1904, displayed the keenest in
terest In the letter of E. H. Harriman,
published today, especially In regard to
Its relation to his own charge made In
the 1904 campaign that the great corpora
tions were largely financing the republican
campaign. Tonight he Issued the following
That $160,000 was turned over by the
Equitable, Mutual and New York Life In
surance companies, to Mr. Cortelyou s com
mittee, has never been denied, of course.
It was testified to under oath before a body
who could have summoned Mr. Bliss and
Mr. Cortelyou to the witness stand If It
had been denied. It Is safe to deny Mr.
liarriman's statement because there Is not
a committee before whom Mr. Bliss, Mr,
Cortelyou and others can be summoned and
compelled to testify. Congress 'has refused
to make an Investigation of the corporate
contributions of 1H04 or to pass a law pro
hibiting corporate contributions In the fu
ture. The money raised by Mr. Harriman
and contributed by the life Insurance corn
panles aggregating J350.0O0 waa but a drop
In the bucket as compared with the total
contributions by railroads and other great
corporations. The public Importance of an
Investigation at thla time therefore cannot
One of the questions now pressing for
solution Is whether federal governmental
control over railroads and other great cor
porations shall be extended further. It
will help to solve that problem rightly, to
learn that governmental power In the past
has been used for political purposes used
to raise money to continue an existing
administration. The proof that It has been
so used will make It perfectly clear to
every mind that It can be used again.
Possession by the public of that knowl
edge and the necessary deductions there
from will Inevitably lead to attempts to sur
round such power as has been or may be
conferred with the absolutely necessary
safe-guard against abuse of It. So far, no ef
fort has been made in that direction. It
has not been made because the people have
not appreciated the necessity of It. That
they may do so, an Investigation should be
had that will bring out the whole truth.
It will help many to see quite clearly what
is now hidden; vis.: the ultimate purpose
of those who seek to strip the states of
power that it may be centered at Wash
ington. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Namber of Appointments Art An
nounced la the Postal
(From a BtaJT Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Special Tele
gram. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska-
Havana, Froivtier county, Anoel H. Tur-
rwn vice T. W. Arnold, resigned. Iowa-
North Buena Vista, Clayton county, R.
Mouth, vice Rudolph Meuth (deceased;;
RAaanor. JasDer county, Mary J. Wilson,
vice James Wilson (deceased).
M r Martin ha been appointed regular
and Mark 8. Martin, substitute rural car
rier for Route 1, at Proeser. Neb,
tk EMrmt Naiional bank of Frederick, a.
D.. has been authorized to begin business
with 5,UU0 capital. J. C. Simmons is pres
ident, J. A. Fylpa, vice president, and O. E.
The Doatolnce at EckartX Fall RJver
county. 8. D.. has been discontinued after
Ernest Belleraore of Custer, Is. waa
today granted a lease of ninety-six acres of
land for hay cultlvatlqn and pasture pur
poses In the Black HIUs national forest re
serve. William B. Roner of Pw City. Neb..
has been granted a pension of til per month.
The propjasj of John L. Mason to ami to
tha, iDvtrjmcDt a striD of land twenty feet
wide or Perry itreet, Davenport. Ia., for
enlargement of the federal Duiming at mat
place, for f7,0u0, has been aooeplcd by the
secretary of the treasury.
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