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\(y PAGES I(H. \XXVII. mmukh :iij llVlA^ili. OVJ 13 PER MONTH NEW YORK FEARS GAYNOR MAY NOT SURVIVE INJURY Wounded Mayor Officially Reported as Resting Easily but Rumors Cause Anxiety WIFE REMAINS AT BEDSIDE Gallagher's Lawyers Prepare to Make Insanity Feature of Case for Defense NEW YORK, Auk. 1: — 2:40 i>. m.— Mayor (iiiynor Is resting comfortably. Ills physicians have added nothing to the optimistic statements Issued last night. [Associated Presai NIOW YORK. Aug. 11.— Mayor William J. Oaynor may be making satisfactory progress, as his physicians per•.si.stently maintained today and tonight, but there is an undercurrent of anxiety tonight that runs contrary to the official bulletins. His surgeons say ho had a satisfactory day; that he Is cheerfull and stronger, is resting quietly and more than holding his own. As opposed to this, those who read the 10:30 bulletin thoughtfully noted references to "complete radiogiaphie" examination, indicating it was necessary to take a second set of negatives in order accurately to tind the position of the bullet. That an additional set of negatives had been taken had been reported heretofore, but the rumor lacked confirmation. Nothing is said in the bulletin of a ".split" bullet, mentioned as indicated in the first pictures; instead, the lead is now said to be lodged in the roof of the mouth. Whether the other shadow, as Indicated in the first picture, Is a splinter of bone, none of the physicians would say. ni.oon of mayor examinkji A sample of the patient's blood was examined carefu'ly this evening and pronounced satisfactory, tile relation of the white and red blood corpuscles having been found normal. Although there are rumors afloat that his physlslans are in the midst of a disagreement, Robert Adamson, his secretary, and Health Commissioner Lederle discredited these statements. The statement follows: "The surgeons in attendance on the mayor are Dr. William J. Arlits, Dr. George K. Brewer, Dr. George D. Stewart and Dr. Charles N. Dowd. During their absence on Wednesday afternoon Dr. Charles H. Peck attended the mayor. The mayor's family physician. Dr. John W. Parish, also attended him. Xo other surgeons or physicians have at any time been called with the ease. This statement is necessary beoauae of unfounded reports and statements by those pretending to be connected with the mayor's physicians." The patient's irritability this afternoon and the barring of the sick room to all save Mrs. Gaynor and the physicians gave rise to disquieting rumorß. It was admitted that the mayor had lost temporarily at least, his cheerfulness and had requested that his wife remain near his bedside. Because of soreness of the wounded throat an antiseptic spray was used frequently, and it was at this process that the mayor ■bowed signs of fretting. Gallagher, the assassin, in prison In Jersey City, is beginning to lay the groundwork for his defense. It will be insanity. His lawyers and Dr. F. S. Potter, an alienist, held a conference with him this afternoon. Alexander Himpson of Jersey City, counsel for the prisoner, says he has lnvestlgatel the man's record and finds a basis for a trace of hereditary Insanity. GRAND JURY AWAITS RESULTS JKRSKY CITY, Aug. 11.—Supreme Court Justice Swayzee charged . the np«clal Hudson county grand jury today on the attempt to assassinate Mayor Oaynor. He practically told the jury th&t it would be unwise at this time to lake up the matter of indicting Gallagher, for the reason that the entire action hinged on the condition of the mayor. ABOLISHING CANTEEN A MISTAKE, SAYS CHAPLAIN Father Waring Delivers Address Before Abstinence Union BOSTON, AUfT. ll.—Although he did not directly advocate the re-establishment of the army canteen, the Rev. Father George J. Waring, chaplain of the eleventh cavalry, U. S. A., in an address before the national convention of the Catholic Total Abstinence union today, implied that its abolition was a mistake. Father Waring declared the soldier was driven to drink largely by the fact that ho was practically barred from high class amusement and refreshments, lie added: ••He baa been deprived of a canteen where he was accustomed to get ft Klass of pure beer without goiiiK away from his home, and 'Where he could neither meet bad company nor drink to excess. He is shunned by all respectable people. His self-respect is crushed within him, and he naturally enters the only open door—that of the saloon." The Rev. Father Walter J. Shaiiey of Danbury, Conn., former president of the union, advocated political activity on tlic part of the member! of the union to secure more drastic laws against the liquor traffic, and to coinhat the political work of the liquor interests. EARTHQUAKE AT SANTA CLARA SAN JOSE. Aug. 11.—The hjrizontal ograph at Santii Clara college recorded a slight seismic disturbance uhortly after 8 o'clock this morning, ;n cording to the daily bulletin of Albert .1. Ncwlin, in charge at the observatory. The disturbance is thought to have been located somewhere far to the northeast. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FOB IOC AWT I,os AiiKi-ir* anil vicinity—Fair Friday; Hunt north wind, changing to noiilli. Maximum temperature yesterday 77 degreo"; minimum temperalure 60 degrees. M """*": LOS ANGELES Hostess at shower party converts affair Into aceno of her nustlul ceremony. | PAGE i T. Spetlacy on stand stys he paid Young bis share of dividends with personal check. PAGE 4 Mrs. Charles J. lluber accuses husband In court of having tried to slap her. ( MAGE 4 Salt Lake railroad will Join with the Southern Pacific and Santa F« In • project for union depot. .PAGE 5 F. V. Owen made member of fire commission. PAGE 8 Attorney presents plan to council committee to stifle garbage odors. PAGE 8 Voucher discloses how District Attorney Fredericks drew attest In favor of brother. , PAGE 9 Accused plcketers are removed to east juldo station to still complaints of the prisoners' condition. PAGE} 9 Officials of Western Union Telegraph company here to Inspect lines. page 9 Democratic county central committee urges harmony, and advises against unworthy candidates. PAGE 13 Johnson supporters declare his victory assured. PAGE 13 Workman's name causes much enthusiasm among voters. PAGE 13 Late millionaire Chinese merchant Is burled by countrymen with splendor of oriental ceremony. * PAGE 16 Two Republican nominees bombarded with questions at Votes for Women meeting. ; ,\ki PAGE 16 Registers In local hotels dhow record break- Ing number of brides among arrivals. PAGE 10 Clerk Identifies daylight bandit suspect at city jail. PAGE 1 Theaters. PAGE 5 Society and clubs. PAGE 5 Mining and oil field*. PAGE 6 Hullding permits. PAGE 6 sr&vsi PAGE 6 Citru« fruit repo/t. PAGE "t Markets and financial. v PAGE 7 Sports. >--..' PAGES 10-11 Editorial and letter box. ft PAGE 12 City briefs. » PAGE 13 Politics. PAGE 13 Marriage licenses, births and deaths. PAGE 14 Classified advertising. . PAGES 14-15 Personals. . PAGE 16 SOUTH CALIFORNIA __ Speeding auto collides with buggy and hurls doctor from latter vehicle. . PAGE 14 Llncoln-Koosovelt league selects candidates for county delegates from Pasadena. PAGE 14 Manley McGee arrested in Santa Monica on charge of issuing bad check. • PAGE 14 Foreman of lime kiln at Huatu. Ana killed by becoming entangled In machinery belt. PAGE 11 COAST Governor Hay outlines plan for meetin ef western governors to discuss conservation. "PAGE 3 Court of appeals decides against Napa county public administrator In suit over estate left "by member of the Veterans" home.. i •.■ PAGE 2 EASTERN Senator Aldrlch In answer to charges made by Brlstow of Kansas denies ho benefited by tariff on rubber. PARE 1 Mayor Gaynor reported resting quietly, but New York fears wound may prove fatal. • . PAGE 1 Wireless message received at Chicago gives Information of wrong ship disabled. PAGE 6 Knights Templars at Chicago select Denver for conclave' to be held In 1913. * PAGE « lars of Minneapolis Injured by acid. PAGE 1 Decree of Memphis court discloses gross car repair frauds against the Illinois Central. , PAGE 1 Denver plans busy day for Roosevelt on August 29. PAGE 1 Senate of Colorado legislature called in special session by governor to enact legislation pledged In platform of 1908 adjourns to caucus on seven measures. PAGE 2 Oklahoma Democrats indorse Governor Haskell and Senator Gore. PAGE 2 Shooting gallery proprietor In Chicago kills three members of household and > then commits suicide. PAGE 3 FOREIGN Envoys from Madrlz present letters to stale department and will be given audience with Secretary Knox. PAGE 1 Aviator Leblano outraces storm and competitors are caught In wind and rain. , ;,>-:• . PAGE 3 MINING AND OIL Business men drill for oil on a ranch up Boyle Heights way. PAGE 6 Ninety-nine »nlne prepares for Initial copper shipment. PAGE 6 Conference at Douglas looks like Copper Queen will revive camp of Courtland. Ariz. PAGE i ALL BUT ONE VICTIM OF AVIATOR RECOVERING ASBITR.Y PARK, ft. J., Aug. 11.— All but eight victims of yesterday's' aeroplane accident, caused by the fallins Of Walter Brookln's machine among a group of spectators on the aviation field here, were doing well tod;:y and are expected to recover. Hrookins was painfully, but not critically injured. The eighth victim, Goo. Barnett, a hoy of fourteen, was apparently no better today, pnd It is feared his injuries, consisting of a fractured skull and dislocated hip, will prove fatal. BRITISH SHIP GOES ASHORE AT HONOLULU HONOLULU, Aug. 11.—The British barkentlne Helga, bound from New Castle to San Francisco, went ashore today on Diamond Head at the entrance to this harbor. Captain Wall of the Helga mistook the new lighthouse at Makapu tor the point. The Holga, which left New Castle lls days iirii \ylth a cargo of coal, leaked almost continuously during the Voyage. The vessel has been abandoned by the crew and is breaking up. SIX INJURED IN RIOT COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 11.—In rioting late tonight, resulting from the street car strike, six ear men were injured Three city detectives tired their revolver! at occupants of an automobile who rode alongside and began stoning a car. None of their bullets found a mark. FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1910. CLERK IDENTIFIES DAYLIGHT BANDIT SUSPECT AT JAIL K. I. Perelson Declares Peter Voorath as One of Pair Which Robbed Pawnshop PRISONER REFUSES TO TALK Victim Asserts Stickpin Worn by Man in Prison Is Part of Loot Detectives at the central police station bi-lieve they have one of the two men who robbed A. 1. Shapiro's pawnshop at 404 North Main street August 3, getting $150 cash and $1500 in diamonds and jewelry. Peter Voorath, alias P. Marty, arrested last night, was Identified by K. I. Perelson, father-in-law of Shapiro, who was beaten, bound and gagged by the two men who robbed the store. Perelson was poHitlve In his identification. Voorath will be formally charged with robbery this morning. Voorath was taken into custody by Detectives Home, Carroll, MeNamara and McCann, who have been working on the case since the morning of the robbery. At the time of the arrest the prisoner was wearing a stickpin which Perelson identified us being part of the loot. The man refused to answer any questions relating tc the robbery, and he has retained Attorney George W. Pearson to defend him. The officers have made a search of many rooming houses, but so far have been unsuccessful in locating his abode. They are of the opinion that the prisoner and his partner have a room at one of the nearby beach towns. They ascertained that on the morning of the robbery the two men had lodgings in a rooming house on North Main street one block from the pawnshop. NATIVE OF SIAM Voorath gave his age as 27 and volunteered the information that he is a native of Siam, that his father is a German and his mother a Siamese. He is a linguist, speaking English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese. The robbery in which Voorath is alleged to havo been a participant caused a sensation in police circles, in view of the fact that it occurred during daylight, in a busy part of the city, while many people were in the vicinity. Perelson, who is employed" as a clerk in the pawnshop of his son-in-law, I. Shapiro, opened the safe shortly after 7 a. m. A few minutes later two men entered the store. One of them glanced around and then inquired as to the whereabouts of Shapiro. On being informed that Shapiro was not In, one of the men requested to be shown a suit of clothes. Perelson led them to the back of the store, and as he turned toward a clothing rack he claims the men threw him to the floor, quickly bound and gagged him, and then leisurely proceded to select what they wanted from the safe, securing $150 in catrtf and jewelry valued at $1500. They placed their loot in a suit case, which they also took from the pawnshop, and left after divesting Perelson of a gold watch and $65 in gold. When he saw the men disappear out the front door, Perelson, being unable to arise, rolled to the front of the store, where he was noticed by a pedestrian, who gave the alarm. ARREST ARMOUR OFFICIAL ON CHARGE OF PERJURY Company's Attorney Cited to Explain Loss of Books CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—Thomas G. Lec\ of the dressed beef sales department of Armour & Co., Indicted today on the charge of perjury by the federal grand jury, was arrested this afternoon. He gave bail for $5000. Albert H. Urion, chief counsel for Armour & Co., who also is president of the Chicago board of education, Wa« served with a writ ordering him to appear before the federal court Monday morning, in regard to the alleged destruction of books of Armour & Co. It is alleged that Lee made false statements to the jury on a number of points In denying that he had attended meetings where output was discussed and prices were fixed, in denying that prices were fixed and in denial of other matters. In a special report to Judge L,andi3 the jury stated that stenographer's notebooks of Armour & Co. which had been demanded by the jury had been destroyed. ROBERT TREAT PAINE, PEACE ADVOCATE, DIES Was Philanthropist and Champion of World Disarmament WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 11.—Robert Treat Paine, president of the American Peace society, and widely known as a philanthropist, died at his home here tonight. He was a sufferer from paralysis and had beo ....conscious several days. As president of the American Peace society, Mr. Paine's work occasionally ti.uk him to Europe and The Hague, and his name was enrolled among the prominent advocates of disarmament. Mr. Paine was born in Boston in 1856, the son of Charles dishing Paine, who was a grandson of Robert Treat Paine, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. CENSUS MEN CONFESS CRIME HELENA, Mont, Aug. 11.—Thomas Daley and F. C. McDonald, Great Falls census enumerator*, pleaded guilty to padding census return* In the federal court this afternoon, »and we'-e sentenced to twenty-four hours In jail and fined $1000 each. Two fiiore enumerator! will be arraigned August 17 on a similar charce. DEGREE OF COURT DISCLOSES GROSS CAR REPAIR FRAUD Prosecutions Are Expected at Once Against Officials of the Illinois Central ROAD REFUSES COMPROMISE Memphis Company's Officers High Employes of the Railroad (Associated Press* MEMPHIS, Term., Aug. 11.—Disclosures of a most sensational nature Involving former high officials of the Illinois Central railroad in the conspiracy by which the Memphis Car company is alleged to have defrauded the railroad of hundreds of thousands of dollars, were made today when a decree was entered in Chancellor Heiskell's court. By this decree every dollar's worth of property in the Memphis Car company's plant, and a sum in cash, will be turned over to the Illinois Central. Prosecutions will begin at once, it is said, against a number of former railroad officials. The stockholders mentioned in the decree, besides E. H. Ward and H. C. Osterman, the organizers of the Memphis Car company, and their official positions at the time of the Issuance of the stock, were: Frank B. Harriman, general managei Illinois Central; Hugh McCourt, general superintendent southern lines, Illinois Central; W. S. King, general superintendent Yazoo & Mississippi Valley, operating also the Memphis terminals of the Illinois Central; William Renshaw, until May, 1908, superintendent of machinery, in charge of repair of equipment; Joseph E. Buker, assistant superintendent of machinery; John M. Taylor, general storekeeper, Burnside shops. Renshaw is said to be In France, but as soon as a true bill is secured efforts will be made to bring him back. It Is known the Illinois Central refused offers of large sums in settlement to include immunity, declaring the road would rather lose the millions of which it had been defrauded than to have the officials who had been parties to the alleged fraud escape punishment. ■ Two of the officials. It Js set forth, have returned to the Illinois Central the amounts received by them as dividends. These are H. McCourt and \\. S King each of whom made voluntary restitution of $16,000 in cash. TELLS OF SETTLEMENTS OF REPAIR FRAUD CLAIM Chicago Paper Declares .Railway Receives $200,000 CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—The Record- Herald today says: A settlement has been arranged between Illinois Central railroad and the Memphis Car company, whereby the latter is to pay back $200,000 of tMe $300,000 out of which it is alleged to have defrauded the railroad in repa.r-ing freight cars. This will be the second settlement effected since the Illinois Central began its investigation Into the frauds whereby it is said to have lost more than $1,500,000. The suit against the Memphis Car company is in the courts at Memphis, and the bill charges the Illinois Central, through the conspiracy of four of its former officials, paid the car company approximately $300,000 in excess of the money legally due for the repair The other settlement obtained by the railroad was with the Blue Island Rolling Mills and Car company, formerly the Blue Island Car and Foundry company. The claims against the company were for $600,000, and the settlement is said to have been made for $85,000 cash. ACTOR GETS LICENSE TO WED LAWYER'S DAUGHTER John Barrymore to Make Miss Harris His Bride NEW YORK, Aug. 11.—"Jack" Barrymore, the actor, and Miss Catherine C. Harris, daughter of Sidney Harris, a well known lawyer, went to the marriage license bureau today and obtained a license. Miss Harris gave her age as 10 years. She said her father was Sidney Harris and her mother Katheryn Brady. Barrymore gave his name as John Barrymore, but he said he was born in the United States and that he was 28 years old. His father's name was given as Herbert Blythe and his mother's aa Georgiana Drew. Asked when the marriage was to take place, Mr. Barrymoro stammered and had what he afterward described as his first stage fright. Ho then consulted with his intended bride and announced that he could not answer the question yet. It has been reported that Mr. Harris was opposed to their marriage. MILD PARALYSIS ATTACKS JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11.—James Whiteomb Riley. the Hoosier dialect poet, Is seriously 111 at his home in this city. He was able to sit up only a few minutes today. Mr. Riley, who is said to be suffering a mild form of paralysis, has not been able to leave his home for several weeks, but his condition was not recardfed as critical until recently. Father of New Tariff Bill and Kansas Senator Who Attacks It KELSON W. AMJBICH AT LEFT OF JOSKPH 1. BBISTOW MADRIZ ENVOYS IN WASHINGTON Bring Letters in Spanish to Secretary Knox and May Have Peace Terms WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Modesto Barrios and Sebastian Salinas, the envoys sent to this government by Dr. Madriz to negotiate for peace in Nicaragua, will be received at the state department tomorrow morning. The commissioners will be received on the same footing as have the representatives of both factions since the trouble began. The special ambassadors have presented their credentials to the state department. Three letters in Spanish, addressed to Secretary Knox, also were presented. These were turned over to translators. Their contents are not known. Barrios and Salinas were received by an attache of the Latin-American division, who assured them they would later be received for an audience with the same consideration as had been shown to Dr. Casrtillo, the Estrada representative, and Senor I^uis Corea, who had previously represented Madriz. Both the envoys declined to say whether the letters they presented contained any peace proposals. They departed to await a request from the state department for their presence. BUSY DAY FOR ROOSEVELT IS PLANNED BY DENVER Will Address Livestock Associa- tion, Spanish War Veterans and the Press Club DENVER, Aug. 11.— The program for Col. Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Denver was announced today after a conference between the Colorado Livestock association and a representative of Gifford Pinchot. Colonel Roosevelt will arrive in Denver at 10:30 a. m. Monday, August 29, on a special train from Cheyenne. He will be met at the Union depot by representatives of the suite ami city, the Livestock association, the Spanish War veterans and others. Following a parade headed by a carriage in which Colonel Roosevelt, Governor Bhafroth and Mayor Speed will ride, Colonel Roosevelt will be the guest of the Denver Press club at a cowboy luncheon at Overland park. At 2:30 o'clock ho will address a public meeting under the auspices of the Colorado livestock association at the auditorium. At 5 o'clock Colonel Roosevelt will address the Spanish War veterans at the auditorium. At 6:30 o'clock he will be the guest of honor at a "round up" dinner at Xl Jebel temple. Colonel Roosevelt will leave the next morning for Kansas City. FORMER PRESIDENT OFF TO INVESTIGATE FARMS MINEOLA, L. 1., Auk. 11.-Theodore Roosevelt arrived unannounced In Mlneola today, and took a special train with Ralph Peters, president of the Long Island railroad, to some point cast of here on the Hetnpstead branch. His destination was not disclosed. Colonel Roosevelt would say merely that he intended to inspect a number of Long Island farms t.) learn what the farmers were doing. Ho wishes to get in personal touch with the farmers, as he did with the miners on his trip to Pennsylvania last week, when he was able to talk with them in many instances without disclosing hla identity. BONILLA ARMY NEARS CEIBA NEW ORLKANS, Aug. 11.—Information brought here by the Grlb, arriving tonight, was to the effect that the forces of Gen. Leo Christmas, supporting the Bonllla movement in Honduras, were approaching the city of Ceiba Monday night. CTVfIT li ( I^II>TI/*«J • DAILY te. ON TRAINS So. SLN(.JC.Lr.J LUU.h?>. SUNDAYS 80. ON TRAINS 100. TOSSES BURNING FLUID OVER AUTO Miscreant Injures Eminent Commander of Knights Templars on Street in Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—j; C. Lewis, eminent commander of the Minneapolis Knights Templars, was badly burned and several other occupants of an automobile in which they were riding were less seriously injured when a bottle of sulphuric phosphorus was tossed into the car in Michigan avenue this evening. Besides Lewis the car contained Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. J. F. Boeke, wife of a Minneapolis meat dealer, and Albert Nathan, president of the Illinois Casing company, of Chicago. The clothing of the four was ruined. Both Lewis' hands and his left knee were burned and Mrs. Boeke was burned about the knees. The open bottle of the burning fluid was tossed into the car by someone hidden in a row of seats occupied as the grand stand for the Knights Templars parade. The attack is believed to be the corollary of the recent strike of the automobile drivers. LIVES OFTEMPLARS ENDANGERED BY FIRE CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—The lives of fifty persons, including numerous Knights Templars, were endangered tonight when the south breakwater, 100 feet in the lake, on which a Knight Templar fireworks display was being given, caught fire. Several leaped into the lake and were rescued by launches. Others were taken off by boats. The fire was extinguished by men from fire tugs after several thousand dollar! 1 damage had been done. It started among the fireworks and the dry wood of the pier soon was flaming. WOMAN LAWYER, SPEAKER AND WRITER, PASSES AWAY ■WASHINGTON. Aug. 11.—Mrs. Judith Ellen Horton Foster, noted throughout the country as a temperance lecturer and writer and advocate of missions and philanthropy, die.l in Garfleld hospital here early today, following an operation. Mrs. Foster was born at Lowell, Mass., in IS4O. While residing in lowa she studied law and was admitted to the bar of that state. Later she took an active interest in the W. C. T. U. and became a Republican campaign speaker. During recent years Mrs. Foster had made her home in Washington, where she was actively engaged until rtcently in prison reforms for the department of Justice. RUMORS OF CHAMBERLAIN'S ILLNESS DENIED BY SON BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 11.— Inquiry at his Highbury home today elicited an explicit denial of alarming rumors which has been current h'jre concerning the condition of Joseph Chamberlain, who has been in feeble health for a long time. His son stated that his father's condition was quite normal and that there had been no change in his liealth recently. The veteran statesman contemplates remaining at Highbury for some time. ROCKEFELLER TO CHANGE CHURCH INTO THEATER NEW YORK, Aug. 11.—John D. Rockefeller, jr., has signed plans for changing a church into a moving picture theater. He will alter the twostory Armitago chapel in insth street, just north of the West Bide Neighborhood house, into a moving picture show place. The chapel building, owned by Mr. Rockefeller, is a branch of the Fifth Avenue Baptist church and has been closed for some time owing to the failure of the neighborhood to support it. FALLS DOWN SHAFT TO DEATH CHINESE CAMP, Cal.. Aug. 11 — dragged from his place in the hoist basket by a loose cable, G. Morales, a miner, was hurlod down the shaft of the Eagle Shawmut mine today to a level 300 feet below and instantly killed. His body was terribly mangled. CENTS ALDRICH RESENTS ATTACK MADE BY SENATOR BRISTOW Solon Denies Tariff He Fathered Added to His Pecuniary Benefit TAKES FLING AT INSURGENTS Rhode Islander Declares Rubber Concern in Which He Is Director Not a Trust (Associated Press) "WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.—Senator Kelson \V. Aldrlch of Rhode Island, enumerating the counts under which he was indicted by Senator Joseph W. Bristow of Kansas, in recent campaign speeches dealing with the tariff on rubber, in a letter made public tonight, denies the charges in their entirety. Incidentally ho pays his respects in caustic language to Senator Bristow, and what he terms a "little group ot men" who entertain opinions similar to those of the Kansan. The letter ia addressed to William B. McKinley of Illinois, chairman of the Republican congressional campaign committee, and was sent to the headquarters of the committee in this city. The explanation of rubber duties and the denial of the charges made against him by Senator Bristow are based on the fact that Senator Aldrich was called on by a .Republican candidate for congress to furnish the facts connected with the changes in the recent tariff act. Referring to the charges made by- Senator Bristow as "absurd misstatements," Senator Aldrlch said the persistent reiteration of them impelled him to make a full statement. At the outset of his long letter the senator divided the speeches ot' Mr. Bristow into five parts, each of which contained a specific charge. He then dealt with them in order. INCREASE MADE FOR HARMONY In the first place, the senator declared, the increase from 30 to 35 per cent on a small number of manufactured articles of rubber was for the purpose of making the tariff uniform on kindred articles ami facilitating tho labors of the customs officials. In that conection he made public a letter to him from Gen. Thad S. Sharrotts, a member of the New York board of general appraisers, asserting tha change was advisable, and had been agreed to unanimously 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 on the charge made by Mr. Bristow, the chairman of the senate finance committee said that "neither he nor any member of his family ever has had any pecuniary interest as to whether the rates on manufactures of rubber were 30, 35 or 300 per cent, or whether crude rubber was on the free or dutiable list." Dealing then with charges that the Tnter-Continental Rubber company, of which he is a director, is a trust; that It advanced the price of crude rubber and controlled the world's supply, and that the company had paid enormous dividends, Mr. Aldrich treated each at great length. TAKES FLING AT BRISTOW Without raising any issue concerning the "progressives" campaign generally, Mr. Aldrich referred to Mr. Bristow and his immediate associates aa follows: "In the tariff discussions of other days the advocates of the progressive policy usually have been called to meet in debate men with convictions on the subject —Democrats of character, whose theories of government differed completely from those held by Republican protectionists—men who had some regard for the accuracy of their statements and some knowledge of the subject they discussed. "Now attacks on Republican measures are led by men whose political existence depends upon their capacity —and to this there seems to be no limit—for misrepresentation and the ignorance of their adherents. Strangely enough, this little group of men—very small in number —has arrogated to itself the leadership of the progressives, and its members prate about the treatment of the tariff as a moral question." J.ETTKR TO CHAIRMAN The letter, in part, follows: "Providence, R. 1., Aug. 10, 1910 "Hon. AVilliam B. McKinley, Chairman Congressional Committee, Wash- ington, D. C.i Dear Mr. McKinley—l have been asked by a Republican candidate for congress in an Illinois district to furnish him the facts with referenoe to changes in the rubber duties in the tariff act of 1909. "The persistent reiteration of the absurd misstatements of Senator Bristow with reference to the tariff on rubber furnishes such a choice illustration of the nature of the criticisms and the character of certain critics of the tariff act of 1909 that it seems to be desirable that a full statement of the facts should bo made in response to this inquiry. "Senator Bristow's statements were as follows: "1. That the senate committee on finance, of which I was chairman, Increased the duty upon certain manufactures of rub" er from 30 to 35 per cent. "2. That during tho session, or immediately after the adjournment of congress, I, in connection with others, had organized a gigantic rubber trust, known as the Inter-Continental Rubber company, in which I was a large stockholder and a director. . CONTROLS 'SCOT.? "3. That this huge rubber trust Immediately advanced largely the price of crude rubber, 'the supply of which it absolutely controls.' "4. That this vast rubber monopoly, the Inter-Continental Rubber company, was able, on account of the changes in the tariff referred to. to advance— and did rapidly advance—the price of every rubber product, 'from automobile tires to baby rattles. 1 "5. That the increase on the rate of iCoatlaued an f«C« I«i / ' \ IP,

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