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two Cob-table of had "u A jooit New the atop tear com-redes displaying n:y leiiow-aouuuymen, L4tnua-nlaa. blood-Shed. . ' policemen with build-La', in-, In had the . by the ts- re- . Oil aid not to Kin-heed Gaa-kj:i. Mr. he or-gsnlxlng Commlt-Ue and requesting had of the In al " On Saturday. Sept. 16. Senator Keller mas- - telephoned for the .purpose of arrang-ter, ;- lng an interview at the Staata-Zeitung " office in order to discuss " important political matters. - I might say la po-j passing that aa a matter of precau-U railroad-, tion we make It a point never to ' Senator Keller alone. His manners mtftht be characterized as allnoerr. the j entirely a ejuestion of veracity be-but oper- tween Senator Keller and myself, I 1 . wr.ttten "tatement from Mr. or I. "SdaV m. 'to letter to Norman Hapgood were ever .. J"!-, 1 aimoat needlesa for me ' car the blm by the British authorities." . RIDDER SAYS WILSON SOUGHTHYPHEN VOTE Editor, Denying Any Relations with Hughes, Declares Stone Pleaded with Germans. BURLESON ANOTHER AGENT Bidder Telia of Dinner at Which He Waa Assured Wilaon Wanted ' tha German Vote." Victor F. ' Rldder of the New-Yorker Btaats-Zeltung; denied yeeterday that be had written a speech on the subject of the British eeuure. of 'American mall, to be delivered on the stnmn by Charles E. Hugh, the Republican nominee, or that ! he had ever told anybody that he had; - i do" . - V.. ;,; The denial cam aa a renlr to a atata. ment mad. by Norman lUpgood. acting Chairman of the Woodrow WilaonInde-1 nendeni Leau- hat Me H,,.. Ka ; pendent League, that Mr. Hughes had reached an .understanding with leaders among German-Americana to define wnat ma atutnae wouia t, if elected on th. British mail aetaurea, using language dictated by the German-American editor I what his attitude would be. If elected on dictated by the German-American editor. ' Ha gave tha name of bis informant as State Senator Kent V.. Keller of Alva, III. '" ; . aaya He Was larlted te See Wtlaoa.' Mr. Rldder'a denial came In a signed statement made; public by Chairman Wluiajn R- WUlcox of the Republican National Committee last eight. In addl- .... . , I r . If . . i. . , .aid. Mr. Rldder decUred that on two : occasions Senator Keller had come to , him, urging him to go with him to the whita liouae to be convinced fhat -.i. dent Wilton "la frlendSy to Germany;" renaior viiuam J. bione or Miss- -Ftf & n". iiJSS him to Join a'-gnthenng of prominent German-American in Terrace Garden. f"J ""X l,,B k??' .campaign mat- teis. and tliat he bad also received an InvHatu.o to meet 1'ontraaaier Oenar.l tru ri fc.uini,ii, u invitation which, he aaid. cam through Vjoreck. editor of The j Fatherland, and which be declined. Mere is Air. wooers statement: Normsn Hapgood has the unenviable reputation or putting his foot ln It. politically speaking. " whenever he opena hie mouth. Since he has seen fit to open the divcussion, i feel privileged to lift the lid The . statement of Mr. Hapgood In relation to the frantic endeavors made by one political party for the purpose of enlisting the so-called German vote has many facts to support it. They seem to prove, however, that it waa the Democratic Party that was trying to win favor with the " hyphenates," a. Wilson calls them. , In April of thia year State Senator Keller of Illinois brourht an invitation to my brother to visit Mr. Wilaon lrf the White House for- the purpoee of smoothing over many of the difficul- ties which warned to have arisen be tween Mr. Vllson and German' leans. Refaaed to Visit White House. , This Invitation was courteously but firmly declined. We ell., however, were much impressed by the fact that Senator Keller did take Paul Muller, tne puoiisner or ine Chicago Abend post, one - or the largest German- American papers rs in I til earn, to see Mr. Wilson, it was ouite evident that Senator Keller was very Intimate with ttie powere that be in Democratic circles In Washington. . Senator Keller during his periodic visits to New York frequently called us up to see whether he could not arrange interviews between . prominent personages and ourselves. Senator Keller encouraged us in the impres ?'rni.?Yt..V sion that he was tbe messenger of telephone ceil took olace between Sen- j in interview mat rouowea upon the ator Keller, Norttert Kantor, an edl- t tor of the Bttats-Zeitunr; Henry A betes of 50 Union t So ned uare. New York , City, who " napoe In " during tho Informal discussion, snd myself. ( terous Idea ever entered my bead as 1," JLr.r?? " nti wvuig i no a apeecn for Mr. Hughes, or Mr. Wilson, or any other candidate, that I would not con-' fide such a thought to a man whom I knew to be the confidant of the Administration. Mr. Kantor's recollection of the subject matter of the in-tr7lw. furtner confirms tho opinion of Mr. Xbelea and myself. . Say Steoe SaaaM Sappert. During the course of tho discussion Senator Keller Invited me to ro with htm to visit President Wilson, saying- ...uma rxesiaeni at uie.YtnitO House so that he can convince you In the CeaUaaed an Pago 5. had spa-clous and utterly being tally been It was aa -Would two - m ,nr . r, mm Jonea the they : v-:, Here Chinaman In -,,,rl, - On land , P'? early could cheek and . they mono if - " 55 ;n. . i luiij Ae-T" i them low. ' It rapid cept He the hard-worked a rade. with After Weal-But batter as Nap tMt. any I j day's still tnia Dutout time aenry thn and proval by and drum ! Inul entbr over swung

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 12 Oct 1916, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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