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VOL. XI, NO. 47
V AT DENVER NEXT
Three Eallots Are Required to Assure
Desired Honor for Western Town
After Favorable Reptf ' J
HEW ORLEANS YIELDS TO
Bontberners Hold Balance o,
as Against Los Angela -
GRAND It t
business tf Thirty-First T;
Gathering Practically Done,
TISITORS WILL VIEW CHICAGO
Drilling !' Conic Count? anil Illinois
I iiiiuiitiiiilrrlp for Second n'ml
Third Trophies, nml llcocp
lloii Part of l'rornm.
ClUCAGO. A.iff. nVUh the selection
f Denver for the conclave of 1S13, and the
election of rfflctrs, headed by William B.
Me'lsh of Clrclnnnti as grand master, the
buslncs of the thirty-first triennial con
clavo of the Knights Templar was prac
tically concluded todsy.
It required three ballots to gain the
coveted prise for Denver. The first ballot
Denver, 111; Lot Angeles, 1W1; New 'Or
Some of the New Orleans strength went
to Denver on the- second vote, which was
Denver. 120; Los Angeles, 103; New Or
leans, 45. '
On the last try New Orleans withdrew
In favor of the leader and the count made
Denver the winner, 1G0 to 100.
M. C. Nabb led the fight for the Colo
Utmored that Steamer Was Afire.
garbled , wireless message Indicating
that a ship wax on, fire In the lake some
distance from Chicago created nuch ex
citement In Chicago today, especially
amonc the visiting Knights Templar. A
harmless Inquiry sent by wireless from the
excursion steamer Christopher Columbus,
with 2,000 passengers, mostly wives and
daughters of . visiting knights, on board,
started the trouble.
The captain of the Columbus had noticed
moke, and asked, the Bt earner Grand
Haven if It had noticed anything unusual.
As tho rumor grew It presently embraced
the Columbus itself. It was some hours
before all boats could be accounted for
and the .mistake rectified;
Chief Interest In today's session of the
thirty-first triennial conclave of- Knights
Templar lay In the expected report of the
committee named to recommend a time
and place for the next grand encampment.
This, in rplte of the fact that the election
- of offjeera was scheduled for today, arose.
"The election,- however! 't -unusually per
functory except tor the lowest offices, for
which there Is contest, the other offices
cuttomarily being moved up.
Drilling by Cook County and Illinois
communderles for second and third c)ass
trophies, yacht and motor boat races, an
automobile ride for the women accompany
ing visiting knights, the award of prises, a
reception to Grand encampment officers by
Ohio Grand Commandery, fire works and a
fctiiicert , mako up the remainder of the
ay's program. Tomorrow there is no set
program and the visitors will pass the
time viewing Chicago, unless the business
aeeston extends over.
Governing; Bodies Are United.
The resolution unlmously , adopted here
yesterday establishing a concordat be
tween Knights Templar governing bodies
Is said by Masons to be the most
Important step taken by the conclave
fur many years. The concordat establishes
amicable relations between the Knights of
England. Ireland. Scotland, Canada and
the United- States, and Is an event which
has been crystallzltig for many years. Its
consummation Is ald to be the chief ob
ject for which the Earl ot Euston. pro
trend master of England and Wales, visited
iVjV thirty -first triennial conclave.
VU the Templars of the world are affllt
ated with the governing bodies of one or
other of the nations, and today's legisla
tor! practically consolidates them.
'Competitive Urllle Begin.
The competitive drills, second only In In
terest to the parade, ot yesterday, began
early yesterday and will last through to
day. Dutfolt Commandery No. 1, was first
en the field. Sixty men In black
uniform topped .with the white plumed
ehaoeau marched and counter marched.
ei.dlng with the saber salute to the grand
Stand. tteausant eomm&ndery No. 8 of Balti
more was the second on the field, after
which these communderles followed; Ivan
hoe No. 24, Milwaukee, Wis.; Kansas City
No. 10; Oriental No. SI, Kansas City; Ha per
No. 1, Indianapolis; Mount Olivet No. 11,
Wichita, Kan.; Hanselman No. 18, Cincin
nati; Kenosha. Wis., No. 30.
Thousands ot visitors, knights and others,
pnt yesterday about the city, at the parks
and amusement places. Others visited the
took yards, and hundreds enjoyed boat
trips on Lake Michigan.
Drill Scores Announced.
Captain Jarites 11. Gowen, R. E. Ingram
and James S. Young, Jr., officers of the
Vnlted States army, who acted as Judges
in the drills today, announced the follow
ing1 scores, lUper commandery No. 1 of
Indianapolis winning first prise:
lUper commandery No. 1. V.'.S
1 tarriiman iNo. it. tinciiinatl sV.S
Oriental No. 31, Kansas City 87.2
lvanhoe No. ill. Milwaukee Si 5
Kenosha. Wis., -No. JO K4.9
lte.iusant No. . Baltimore 79-9
Mount Olivet, Wichita 78.2
Detroit commandery No. 1. which gave
I an exhibition drill, was given honorary j
mention.' The first prise Is a sliver libation
fountain and cups, a sliver loving cup the t
second, and centerpiece and candelabra the
Other officers elected were as follows:
Deputy Grand Mailer Arthur MacArthur,
Troy.. N. Y.
Grand Generalissimo W, F. Pierce, San
Grand Captain General Lee Smith, lltts
buig. Orand Senior Warden Joseph K. Kyle.
Giand Junior Warden Jehlel W. Cham
berlain. St. l'aul.
n. Bur Murdered by t.lrl.
l'lTTSUriiQ, Aug. 11 Cathetln Uoitl,
aged is yrsis, rtiif loaay aeizeo an axe
ud creeping unawares on I'asnuale Holy.
at;ed IS years, as he stood In ins doorway,
ciushed the youth's skull, kllllna hltn in
iuuily. The girl hysterically cried to eye
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wrons" She v'-aced In Jail, .usrgvd 1
Clue to Identity
of Body Found
in Crippen House
Report that London Officers Have
Made Long Step Toward Solu
tion of Mystery.
LONDON, Aug. 11. It Is reported
that the authorities h-ve received a
cluo to the Identity of the body
unearthed in the Hllldrop Crescent home
of Dr. Hawlcy H. Crippen, now under ar
rest in Quebec awaiting extradition chaiged
with the murder of an unnamed woman.
The police have contended alt along. that
the pieces of flsh were parts of the body
of Belle Eimore, the actress wife of Dr.
Crippen, but their identification as such has
been a matter of much doubt. It Is agreed
that the case of the crown rests on a posi
The analysis, so far as the poison theory
Is concerned, was not completed today, but
it was reported tnat the remains showed
evidence that the woman had Undergone u
surgical operation It this can be estab
lished the authorities claim tney will have
gone a long way In proving that the victim
was Belle Elmore. The i:i(diry will be ro
sumed on Monday.
W. G. Meyers Kills Wife, Brother-in-Law,
Father-in-Law and Him
self with Gun.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Mr'. Q. Meyers, 2934
Cottage Grove avenue, shot and killed his
wife, his brother-in-law and his father-in-law
today and then shot himself.
Just four shots were fired and four lives
were snuffed out by his unerring aim. The
W. J. MEYER3, aged 40, 934 Cottage
MKS. GRACE MEYERS, aged 26. wife of
RALPH MEYERS, aged 7, their son.
V. 8. BOUTON, aged 65, father of Mrs.
Meyers and his wife had separated re
cently afer she had placed him under bonds
to keep the peace. There were no witnesses
to the tragedy.
Attitude of Party Toward Prohibition
and Governor's Administration
Are the Issues.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug. 1L With, more
than 1,000 delegates present the state demo
cratic v .convention .began here ; today.
Principal : interest centei s In the probable
action of the convention on the question of
the resubmission ot the prohibition clause
of the constitution to. a vote of the people.
Although the resubmission forces are mak
ing every effort to commit the democratic
party to an endorsement 'of the Idea It
seems probable that the convention may
steer clear of the prohibition aueation al
It is probable that the platform adopted
will endorse the administration of Governor
Haskell, although In case of a fight, the
governor will not Insist upon the ratifica
tion ot other than the policies for which he
has contended most strongly.
Ambassadors ' Bearing Credentials
from President of Nicaragua Call
at State Department.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Modlsto Bar
rinos and Sebastian Salinas, special ambas
sadors of the Madiii faction In Nicaragua,
paid an official call at the State department
this morning and presented their credentials
Three letters In Spanish addressed to Sec
retary Knox were also presented. These
were turned over to translators. The con
tents are unknown.
Both the envoys declined to say whether
the letters contained any peace proposals.
They departed to await a request from
the State department for their presence.
IN SPAIN IS PERFECT
Nuncio at Madrid Mara Only Word Is
Needed to Sweep Away Enemies
ROME, Aug. 1L The Vatican la receiving
reports from Mgr Vlco, papal nuncio at
Madrid, saying the Catholic organization on
the penirujsla Is perfect, making It im
possible for Premier Canalelas tft repeat
there what the French ministry did In
France, bringing about the separation of
church and state.
Some of th;e reportx state that only a.
word from Homo would be necessary to
have the v hole population rise und nwecp
away all the enemies of the church.
"The Cat-lists declare they are ready to
Intervene with a certainty of carrying the
day If Rome will order Urn clergy and
Catholics generally to support them."
If You're Not
With young women the quullty of good
looks since the last days ot Adam has
been openly considered a negotiable asset.
That is to say, the good looking ones can
get the Job. the candy and tho husbands
where others fall. But It In somewhat of
a secret that looks cut a certain amount of
ice In relation to man.
Such Is the casj. nevertheless. It Is so
much the rase that to b "as hindsome as
a murine" ought to scive ss a notable
This situation came to lislit In the case
of an api'ltrant at the recruiting station
the other day. He was t ill enough, broad
enough, amply heavy, well muscled, keen
of slRht and had a strangle hold on all the
health In tho world.
He's sll right," remarked the sergeant
l the lieutenant, but there was an un
All News from Iniured Man is Opti
mistic Temperature and Pnlse
WOUND 13 IN GOOD CONDITION
Erother Leaves for Three-Day Visit
ASSASSIN TO PLEAD INSANITY
Alienist Holds Conference with Law
yer in Afternoon.'.
GALLAGHER'S LETTERS USED
evr York Mill Ise Kverjr Means to
Aid Prosecution ot Gntlty Man
Messages of (tympathr
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. Mayor William
J. Gaynor showed greater strength today
than at any . time since his life was at
tempted on the steamship Kaiser Wllhelm
der Grosse on Tuesday. Not only were the
physicians encouraged by the mayor's con
dition, but Thomas L. Gaynor, the mayor's
brother, left for a three. day's visit to Bal
timore. Mr. Gaynor said there was no cause for
worry. There was no further consulta
tion of physicians until"" 8:30 , tonight. The
morning bulletin was encouraging, show
ing Mayor Gaynor'a temperature to be 100ft,
with pulse 7. '
Wound In 'Good Condition.
Mayor Gaynor's wound was dressed, fol
"lowlng which the following bulletin was
The wound has been dressed and looks
well. He converses cheerfully and the
situation is encouraging.
The official bulletin was informally sup
plemented by Dr. Stewart, who remained
all night at Mayor Gaynor's bedside. Dr.
S ten art reported that the mayor awoke
this morning at his usual hour and ap
peared refreshed by the comfortable sleep
he had been able to secure during tho
greater part of the night. Not an unfavor
able symptom had developed.
Gallagher, the would-be assassin, in
prison In Jersey City, Is beginning to lay
the groundwork of his defense. It will be
Insanity. His lawyers and Dr. E. S. Potter,
an alienist, held a conference with him this
afternoon. Alexander Simpson ot Jersey
City, of counsel for the prisoner, says he
has Investigated the man's record and finds
a basis for a trace of hereditary Insanity.
The New York authorities placed In the
hands ot the prosecutor of Hudson county
today copies of all . the eltters Gallagher
has written to Mayor Gaynor and other of
ficials of the city administration. While
New York will have no direct hand In th
trial, whether It be for assault with Intent
to kill or. for murder, every effort will, be
made to provide asvlutance to the prosecu'
tlon. . .. ...
Messages of sympthy for Mayor Gaynor
continue to pour In. Among those who tele
graphed or cabled today were William J.
Bryan, at Lancaster, O. ; Andrew Carnegie,
in Scotland; Henry B. Quinby, governor
of New Hampshire, and one from the vice
burgomaster of Carlsbad, who spoke on
behalf of his city.
All fracta Given.
It was noted that for the first time the
official bulletin gave those details concern
ing the patlent'a condition which hlthorto
have been merely Informally stated or the
subject of unverified reports. It was learned
that the chief efforts of the physicians all
day yesterday were to keep down the
mayor's temperature and the' fact that' this
morning It was officially announced that
the thermometer reading showed only
100ft degrees, approximately the same as
yesterday, seemed to Indicate they had
It was generally conceded, however, that
today was likely to be an Important one in
the history of Mayor Gaynor'a case. Per
haps the chief fear of his medical attend
ants has been that blood poisoning might
develop. The end of the two-day period
commonly allowed for the appearance of
such infection comes today.
The two sections ot the bullet fired by
James J. Gallagher, the discharged dock
employe, remain embedded in the mayor's
neck and throat. The possibility of danger
from these fragments grows less each day.
If the inrection period be safely passed
practically the sole apprehension of the
medical men will be from the possibility
that one of these fragments lies so near an
arterial surface that dangerous hermor-
rhages may result. Such a rupture might
come without warning.
jear me mayors bedside through the
night were Mrs. Gaynor, the son, Rufus,
Mrs. Vlngut, a daughter, and Secretary
KoDert Auamaon. Dr.. Stewart was the
physician lu charge.
Matcment by Gallagher.
Gallagher's statement made last evening
was his first frank - talk concerning the
crime. "While I will not say that I am
sorry," he suid, "I now hope that the
mayor gets well. But I wanted to teach
high officials to regard the rights of sub
ordinates. 1 consider that I had to shoot
the mayor as a lessen to the country.
did what I did from personal principles and
was not prompted by any anarchistic
"1 am sorry that Commissioner Edwards
was wounded, for 1 was aiming only at thB
mayor. But even the thought of killing
(Continued on Second Page.)
Be U. S. Marine
certain tone In the sergeant's remark.
The ltet.ter.ant jolnned the sergeant In
looking the applicant over. "Sure he's all
right?" queried the chief officer dubiously.
"Well, ho passes everything," the
scargear.t answered, soto voce.
The two officers adjourned to a secret
consultation. "There's something wrong
with him," said flie lieutenant. The
sergeant gravely nodded,. "Yes there is,"
"He fills the bill, but he Just doesn't
look light; we'll have to pass him up,"
said the lieutenant.
Oppressed by the intangible something
that was agulnst the applicant the lieu
tenant slowly returned to him. "I'm
sorry, old man," he said, "but we Just re
ceived an order not to take any more
uieu for awhile. The ranks are all full."
tj. f a-itw '
From the New York World.
PAPOOSES SIGN CONTRACTS
MeMurray Employed by Baby Indians
to Sell Land.
BELIEVED TO BE A GOOD THING
J. M. Perkins, a. Choctaw, Bare He
and His Nina Children Blamed '
Because1 Ha Expected
M'ALESTER, Okt. .Aug. 1L-It wa
brought out In the congressional investiga
tion of the Gore bribery charges today
that baby Indians as well aa adult one
had "siKiied" the McMurrsr contracts pro
viding for tne itale'ot tJ.JWO.OOf' wort of
land on a 10 per cent vVattorney' fee"
Tbe names of the' little "papooses" were
signed by the parents or guardians, wit
nesses testified. - It was incidentally de
veloped that race suicide 1 is far from
threatening among the Indians, as families
of six to nine children are common.
J. M. Perkins, a Choctaw, testified that
he had nine children, all of whom had
"signed" the contract
"We were led to believe that the con
tracts were a good thing," said Perkins.
"We considered that MeMurray knew bet
ter than our congressmen and senators
how to go about selling the land. We be
lieved that by signing the contracts we
would realise quicker on our claims against
the government; that Is why I and the
children signed up."
. Indians Are Wealthy
The present great wealth of the Okla
homa Indians was brought out In testi
mony. Although the choctaw and Chickasaw
tribes of Indians are fighting for. their In
dividual shares of the land now held for
them by the government, they are at pres
ent accounted among the richest people in
the world. It ws said their per capita
Interest In the claim against the govern
ment Is 15,000 besides which they are al
ready rich In lands.
Indian witnesses took the stand and told
of measuring their land by the thousand
Another testified that his family owned
1,200 acres, of which 1.000 r-cres were under
cultivation, with cotton, corn and potatoes.
The land Is rented out, he said, giving him
one quarter of the cotton crop and one
third of the corn, without labor to him.
Ormib McIIare on Stand.
Ormsby McHarg, an attorney for the
Choctaw tribe, testified that "some asper
sions" had been cast on him because he
was employed as tho Indians' counsel in
Washington, whereas he lived In New
York. He said he received a salary of
$12,000 a year.
Acting under the secretary of the in
terior, McHarg said, he had Investigated
the Indian situation in Oklahoma. "I
found tho situation as confusing as In
genious men could make It," testified the
witness. "I was requested by the De
partment of the Interior to blase away for
clearing up the confusion. I am now en
gaged in formulating a plan."
If the MeMurray contracts were ap
proved, Mr. McHarg said, he would resign
at once, as he would regard it as a duplica
tion of service. He said the Choctaw tribe
alieady had paid out $30,000 a year for at
torneys. " i
Dri Molnea Man Hurt In Wreck.
MI'SKOOUE, Okl., Aug. 11. J. P. Conors
of Des Molnea, la., and C. P. Tulley of
Springfield, 111., were injured In the wreck
of a Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf passenger
train out of Muscogee for Oklahoma City
last night. Spreading rails caused the ac
cident. No one was fatally Injured.
Think today of
The Want Ads
You can sell anything In the
world through a Bee want ad.
If you can't prepare the ad and
can't come to the office, call Tyler
1000 and the want ad man will
write your ad, place it, and the
trouble Is over.
Everybody reads Bee want ads.
Everybody believes tn Bee want
Call Tyler 1000.
The Lure of the Ticker
Plea of President Lewis for . Peace
Within Organization is Met
. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 11. Thomas
L. Lewis, president of the United Mine
Workers, made a plea tor peace at the
miners' convention today and hisses greeted
his statement that he had no fear of any
interest, either inside or outside of the
national organisation, being able to disrupt
tHa United Mine Workers.
The Illinois delegation was called into
executive caucus at the adjournment of the
Nearly 1,000 delegates are in Indianapolis
attending the opening ot the special con
vention ot tbe United Mine Workers, called
by President Thomas L. Lewis, ostensibly
to discuss the wage contracts and strike
situations in the various districts.
One clause in the call states that one
object of the convention Is "To take such
action as necessary to require the officers
and members of the United Mine Workers
to respect and comply with the authority
of the International executive board."
Back of Movement
, to Raise Rates
Employes Will Present Petitions to
State Legislatures and Inter
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 11. A movement
was started here today by railway employes
to secure an increase in freight rates. Peti
tions are being drawn up and these will
be sent out over all the railway lines in
the United States to secure the signatures
of employes. These are directed not only
to the state legislatures, but to the Inter
state Commerce commission. The plan Is
to secure signatures Jn every state. The
American Railway Employes' association
Is behind the movement and a secret meet
ing Is being held today. There are dele
gates from every section of the country.
AUTO GOES THROUGH CULVERT
James R. Smith of Watertown, N. Y.,
Is Killed and W. R. Zimmerman
f Peoria Fatally Hurt.
WATERTOWN, N. Y., Aug. 11. James R.
Smith, a prominent furniture man of this
city, was killed and William R. Zimmer
man of Peoria, III., was probably fatally
injured In the wrecking of an automobile
In which they were riding last night The
car, in turning out to pass a team, struck
a pile ot stones left by contractors work
ing on the road and plunged through a cul
vert. Zimmerman's back Is believed to be
PEORIA, 111., Aug. ll.-No William R.
Zimmerman is known in Peoria, the name
given by the victim of this morning's auto
mobile accident at Watertown
Le Blanc Wins Third Leg
of Long Aeroplane Race
MEZIERES, France, Aug. 11. M. Le
Blanc's good fortune in the cross-country
aerial race continued on the third leg of
the course today. Although he exp;rlenced
great difficulty he was again tho first to
arrive at the post. The day's flight was
from Nancy to this town, a distance of
99 36 miles. The leader's time was 1:58:08.
Le Blanc, barring accidents, is practically
sure of winning the raoa, although M
Aubrun and Mr. La Gagneaux, who com
pleted the first two laps In single flights,
still have a chance.
'Aubrun arrived here today two hours
after Le Blanc had landed. M. Llndpainter
descended and abandoned the race at a
point twelve miles from Nancy.
All of the aviators experienced the rough
est sailing thus far encountered. Le Blanc
had the best luek. He came to the town
l.usl ahead of a violent storm, which caught
WOMAN SHOOTS ASSAILANT
Otis Hedy; a Waiter, Receives Bullet
MRS. BERTHA M0TT FIRES SHOT
Young: Wife of Laborer la Surprised
In Apartment by Hedy and Tear
ing: from Hla Grasp She Gets
Gun and Shoots.
Shot by the woman whom he attacked
and insulted, Otis Hedy, a waiter1 employed
In Robertson's restaurant, South Fifteenth
street, was carried into St. Joseph's hospital
yesterday evening with a 38-callber bullet
lodged in his head. Mrs. Bertha Mott, a
young, married, .itomun,. who shot him, Is
held at the police station.
Mrs. Mott and her husband room at 821
South Nineteenth street and Hedy lived
in the next house north. Bert Mott Is a
laborer employed at the court house and he
and his wifet who is but 19 years old, came
to the city from Weeping Water, Neb.,
four months ago;
Mott goes to work early in the morning
and, excepting the dinner hour, is not home
during 'the day. -
About S o'clock yesterday evening Hedy
entered the couples' apartment. There was
no one there but Mrs. Mott. He began to
make advances. "I tried to show him,"
said the woman In telling her story at the
police station, "that I was not to be trifled
with; that I wanted to have nothing to do
with him. . ,
"But he wouldn't go away," she cried.
"He came on and tried to catch me. I
shoved him off. ' Then he caught my dress
and I dragged myself away and ran to the
bureau. - -
"The man then fled to the street and I
followed him and fired the gun."
Hedy Palls Near Ills Door.
Hedy fell opposite his own door, the bullet
striking him fairly on the back of the head
When the police wagon arrived Surgeon
Loveland saw It was a case for the hospital
and the man was hurried there.
The woman was found In the grocery
store of H. Auerbach, Nineteenth and
Leavenworth streets. Immediately follow
ing the shooting she ran out of the house
with the smoking gun in her hand. Rush
ing IntQ the store, she called to George
Auerbach: "I waht the pollce'statlon." He
was busy and he told her to call up central.
She did this. When she got the station
Auerbach heard her say: "Come up quick
to 821 Nineteenth street. I've shot a man."
She then appeared cool and collected and
remained in the store until the officers
No Witnesses to Shootlngr.
The scene of the shooting was the back
porch, which Is common to the two houses.
There Is only a dividing rail.
There were no -witnesses to the shooting
but the pair directly concerned In it.
Mrs. Rose Fuller, who lives In the base
ment, says she heard, something trickling
into the area. She thought it was gasoline
and, frightened, ran out. Looking up she
saw the arm of a man hanging over the
side of the porch and then she noticed It
was blood that was dripping.
When she got up the stairs she found
Hedy lying on the porch with the wound
in the back of his head. A dark red spot
on the porch and a large blotch of blood
(Continued on Second l'a?e.)
his pursuers soon after the start. After
leaving Nancy, a gust of wind blew away
his chart and for a time he w&s lost In the
thick haze. He finally recognized the
Meuse river, which he followed over the
towns ot Mouxon and Sedan.
Aubrun, who was the next to get away,
received the force of the storm and later
ran Into thick weather and lost his course.
Eventually be found hltnse'.r over Chalons,
where he got the direction for Mezlcres.
M. Llndpainter, who started third, wax
caught in a heavy rain after he had been
in the air but a short time and was forced
The others who started in the race of six
stages from Paris to Troves, Nancy,
Mesieres, Doual. Amiens and return, a
total distance of tKi miles, continue to par
ticipate in the local meetings that alternate
with the radng day.
Denies All' Charges Made by Kansan
in Regard to Tariff on
WRITES TO W. B. M'KLNLEY
Pays Respects in Caustio Language
to "Little Group."
ARE "ABSURD MISSTATEMENTS"
Persistent Reiteration of Charges
Compelled Full Statement
TARIFF WAS MADE UNIFORM
Says Nrlthrr He Nor Any Member of
His Family line Ever t.ad Pern
nlary Interest In Rubber
"WASHINGTON, ug. 11. Senator Nel
son W. AHlrloh of Rhode Island enunier
a..ng the counts under which h ewas In
dicted by Senator Joseph W. Brlstow of
Kansas in recent campaign speeches deal
ing with the tariff on rubber, In a letter
made, -public tonight, denies the charges
In their entirety.
Incidentally lie pays his respects In
caustic languago to Senator Brlstow and
what he terms a "little group of men"
which entertain opinions similar to those
of the Kansan.
The letter Is addressed to William B.
McKlnley of Illinois, chairman of the re
publican congressional committee, and
was sent to the headquarters of the com
mittee In this cl y. The explanation of
the rubber duties and the denial of the
charges made against him by Senator
Brlstow are based upon the fact that
Senator Aldrlch was called upon by a re
publican candidate for congress to fur
nish the facts connected with the changes
made In the receat tariff act.
Referring to the charges made by Sen
ator Brlstow as "aosura misstatements,"
Senator Aldrlch said the persistent reit
eration of t.-em Impelled him .0 make a
full statement. At, the outset of his long
letter the senator divided the speeches
by Mr. Brlstow Into five parts, each of
w..ch contained a specific charge. He
then dealt with them in order.
In the first place the senator declared
the Increase from SS to 36 per cent on a
small number of articles of manufactured
rubber articles was for the purpose of mak
ing the tariff uniform on kindred articles
and for lightening the labors of the customs
Makes Letter Psltlle.
In that connection he made public a letter
to him from General Thad 8. Sharretts. a
member of the New York Board of General
Appraisers, asserting that the change was
advisable and had been agreed to unanl-
mously by the senate and house. committees '
and by the conferees on the tariff bill at
the earnest solicitation of the tariff experts
of the Treasury department.
Laying particular stress upon this charge
made by Mr. Brustow, the chairman of the
senate finance committee said that ''neither
he nor any member of his family has ever
had any pecuniary interest as to whether
the rates on manufactures of rubber were
30, 35 or 300 per cent, or whether crude rub
ber was on the free or dutiable list."
Dealing with charges that the Interconti
nental Rubber company, of which he Is a
director, is a trust, taht It advanced the
price of crude rubber and controlled the
world's supply, and that the company had
paid enormous dividends, Mr. Aldrlch
treated each separately and at great length.
Without raising any Issue concerning the
"progressives" cumpulgn generally, Mr. Al
drlch referred to Mr. Brlstow and his Im
mediate associates as 'follows:
"In the tariff discussions of other days
the advocates of the protectlvo policy usu
ally have been called to meet in debate
men with convictions on the subject demo- '
crats of character, whose theories of gov
ernment differed completely from 'those
held by republican protectionists men who
had some regard for the accuracy of their
statements and some knowuedge o fthe
subjects they discussed.
Attacks Euemros of Tariff.
"Now attacks upon a republican president
and republican measures are led by men
whose political existence depends upon their
capacity and to tills there seems to be no
limit for misrepresentation and the Ignor
ance of their adherents. Strangoly enough.
this little group of men very small in num
berhas arrogated to itself the leadership
of the progressives, and its members prate
about the treatment of the tariff as a moral
The letter follows:
"PROVIDENCE, R. I., Aug. 10. 1910.
Hon. William B. McKlnley, Chairman Re
publican Congressional Committee, Wash
ington, D. C Dear Mr. McKlnley: I have
been asked by a republican candidate for
congress In an Illinois district to furnish
him the facts with reference to the charges
in the rubber duties In the tariff act of
"The persistent reiteration of the absurd
misstatements of Senator Brlstow with
reference to the tariff on rubber furnishes
such a characteristic lllusti atiuu of the
nature of the criticisms and the character
of certain critics of the tariff act of 1WJ
that It steins to me desirable that a full
statement of the facts should be mado In
response to this Inquliy.
List of llrltov'a t horgra.
"Senator Brislow's statements were aa
"1. That the senate committee on finance,
ot which 1 was chairman, increased the
duty upon certain manufactures of rubber
from 30 to 6 per cent. '
"i. Tiiat during the setelon, or Immedi
ately uflcr the adjournment of rongresH,
I, in connection with others, had orgunlnd
a glKantlc rubber trun known as the In
tercontinental Rubber tompuny, In which I
wus a largo stock holder and director.
"3. That tills huge rubber trust Immedi
ately advanced largely the price of crude
rubber, 'tho supily of which It absolutely
"i. That this vast rubber monopoly, the
Intercontinental Rubber company, was able
on account of the changes It) the tariff
reform, to advance und did advutirolhe
price every rubber product 'from auto
mobile tires to babies' rattles.'
"6. That the increase in the rate on rub
ber manufacturers from 30 to 35 per cent
enabled tho Intercontinental Rubber com
I any to realize Immense, enormous profits
as stiown by the: Urge dividend It !i4 paid
In the early mouths of the prcsrU year,
and the increase in rules wu brought
about with tills end In view."
Some Ktateuieuts True.
"It Is true that an Increase In the rates
took place In paragraph iM, Which Included.
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