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VOL. LXXIX. NO. 209.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1912. cvvrhhi. ion, bU at retina and putiuuno toc.'a.'0n.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JOHN E. PARSONS
April. I'inU Checked Lawyer on
llip Witness Stand 25
HIS SOX ALSO TESTIFIES
The Fnther Did Not Know of the Sreal
I.onn Until After the
John F. r.nrsons, the aped lawyer and
one of those whom the (lovernment has
(harped with the crlmo of conspiracy
under the criminal section of the Sherman
!w In connection with t!.e Segal loan
cf the sugar trust, took the witness stand
to his owndefenco nt tho trial in the United
States District Court yosterdoy after
noon. Herbert Parsons also was a witness
ailed hy tho defence and preceded his J
father on the stand.
With a voice that sounded very clearly
hroitghotit tho court room Mr. Parsons
Senior described the charge against him
In the indictment as boing a conspirator
'absolutely without foundation." He
bad been on tho witness stand only twonty
nve minutes when court adjournod for the
, day. He will resume his story this morn
ing It had been tho contention of the
Oovenuneitt throughout the case that
with H. O. Havomeyer and Gustavo K.
Kissel, both dead, Mr. Parsons Ls the chief
surviving actor in tho alleged conspiracy
It Is likely that at the close of his direct
testimony ho will be subjocted to severe
. cross-examination. Mr. Parsons im
pressed every one yesterday us being
ready to cross swords with a crose-exam-incr
dorplto his more than 83 years, and
his inomory appeared not onco to falter.
When Do I.anoey Nlooll of counsel
for the defence called his name after
Herbert Parsons had stepped down from
the stand Mr. Parsons jumped out of his
rhair In tho group of lawyers, throw olT
the overcoat he liad been wearing because
cf an extremely well ventilated court
room and walked up almost briskly
tr be swom by the clerk. Once in the
witness chair lie crossed his long legs
and waited for tho questions. He has snow
lute hair, but his cheeks yesterday were
the pinkest in the court room. He seemed
to ix? thoroughly glad of the chance
to talk to the jury
"Are you one of the defendants?" asked
"I've always supposed so," replied Mr.
Tarsons cheerily. When Mr. Nlcoll asked
hi nee Mr. Parsons said
"I was born on the twenty-fourth day of
Hn said Uiat he had been counsel fortho
fucar company from the time nt its
organization until April, 1900, and that
he was no longer a practising mombor
of the bar.
"Did you know Mr. Havemeyer?" asked
Mr. Nlcoll then.
Mr. Parsons said that he knew Mr
Havemeyer very well indeed and that
he had known the late Gustavo Kissel
focially, though not in ft business way
until the Segal transaction. Ho said
in answer to more of Mr. Nlcoll's questions
that ho had read enough of tho Govern
ment's voluminous indictment to under
"Did you ever enter into a conspiracy,
Mr Parsons?" asked Mr. Nlcoll slowly.
"I don't think so," was his answer.
'Indeed, I never entered into a con
spiracy respecting any matter." Mr.
Mcoll read parts of the indictment charg
ing that Mr. Parsons and the other con
spirators had loaned the money to Segal
with tho purpose of preventing his rival,
The charge is ubsolutely without
foundation," said the aged defendant.
He said that ho had known nothing
about the loan transaction whloh Is the
hasis of tho conspiracy charge until after
Segal entered into It; also that he didn't
know until years afterward that Kissel
hail got a $100,000 commission for It.
Inscribing his first Intcrvlow with Mr.
KImcI In regard to the matter he said
that th latter had told him that Mr.
Havemeyer was going to make a loan
"It seems to me, though I can't defi
nitely fix it in my memory, that he told
me nt that tiino what tho securities wcro
Koine to lie," said Mr. Parsons.
"Mr Kissel told me," he went on, "that
Mr Havemeyer had consented to make
h loan but that ho was not willing that
the sugar company's name should appear.
The reason for that was that he supposed
Mr Segal would uso it In an unscrupulous
ay to the disadvantage of the company.
Mr Kiss" said that if I saw Segal's Iaw
yr on th mutter of courso ho would
Know v.aero tho money was coming from,
hut tho point was (Mr. Parsons drew u
wrt of diagram on his knee that Sogal
should h.T-i! nothing upon which ho would
rave to siy that he borrowed the sugar
company money "
Mr Parsons saiil that he told Harned,
6gal's lawyer, that they must have real
'orK, not voting trust agreements, and
"utinned what Harned himself had
"ml about the uncompleted pooling
. mrwrijont for tho stock. Then Mr. Nlcoll
askM nini about the stipulation that the
''Ml refinery must !o kept closed.
Mr Kissel told mo that it was not to
"n. explained Mr. Parsons. "I told
i'Tn 1 wouldn't ndviv this unless it was
'mod to by nil tho htockholdotn.
1 ipttier I spoko of t'l. minority I don't
" an. nut 1 meant holders of tho
'Mi outside of the Sit.-W'j chares wtf were
K't TlieiM wero Hovcral talks, but the
ii 'om was that I was told that the
"iiionty stockholders had paid nothing
" "ie,r stock, but had got it as a bonus
''" ' i bonds, Also I was given to
""i- 'and that they had dono nothing
' i helping to run tho rollnery.
Mr Parwuis suld that Jio had boon told
"' ' id uompany ne?dod a very larco
im .,f m-juey to run, about 13,000,000,
ii.. recaiiod It. Asked about the pro
r' ihat Megal's directors should be
" I. !l' S lid;
' " oH that theso directors had
U pointed by Sogal and that Sogal
- ' wiioi.i thing. I told Mr. Have
" "nit I couldn't advise making such
"u i the control should remain with
Segal; It must be with the lender, but wo
wero perfectly willing that Mr. Kissel
should namo the directors."
It was at this point that tho trial was
adjourned. Mr. Pardons hopped out of
tho witness chair and went back to his
own sent, where ho was quickly sur
rounded by tho lawyers for tho defence
and many of his friends, all of whom, In
sisted upon Mmlilng hands with htm.
Herbert Parsons also shook his father's
hand and Mr. Parsons smiled and looked
qulto happy and as though ho enjoyed It.
Komo of the jury lingered and watched
tho proceeding with Interest.
"You've hoard about that fountain of
perpetual youth," remarked Mr. Parsons
whllo this was going on. "Well, they
can't kill mo with nn indictment."
Herbert Parson told of being sent
for by Mr. Havemeyer In December,
1903, and bearing a message from Mr.
Havemeyer to his father to attend to the
details of tho Segal matter. Ho also told
of arranging for tho sale of Sogal's col
lateral in June, 1905, at which time 1m was
n member of his father's firm, and of
notifying tho auctioneers not to sell after
Mr. Untermyer. representing Sogal and
some other stockholders, as well as Kissel
himself, had asked that more time be
In opening the defence after Judge
Hand had announced thai he would deny
the motion to acquit made the previous
day Air. Nicoll said they would show
that Segal hod built Ills refinery to sell
to tho sugar tnist. He said that the whole
case had been built on "the perjured
testimony of this lying scoundrel." and
declared that the Government had been
afraid to call Segal.
Tho lawyers for the defence seemed
to find n great deal of satisfaction yester
day afternoon In the news that the Chi
cago packers had been acquitted, though
none of them cared to comment on that
case for publication pending the outcome
of tho present trial. The sugar case is
based on tho name action of the Sherman
law as the beef case.
FOES OF THE MAYOR SHOT.
People of Kock Island Try lu Hush the
City Hall Poller Fire Irito Crowd.
Hock Island, III., March 26. A political
riot hero to-nlght resulted in the killing
of three persons and the wounding of nine
when the police shot Into a mob that
stormed the city hall and the police sta
tion. Sheriff O. I.. Iinmer sont a re
quest to Gov. Deneen at 11 o'clock to
send militia to preserve order in this
Tho riot i the result or a cunpal gn
started by Mayor U. M. Schriver to get
rid of "undesirable persons, ns ho said
His enemies said It was to get rid of po
lltlcul opponents. Last week a newspa
per articlo appeared signed by a lawyer
which attacked the Mayor's motives. The
Mayor met tho lawyer and physical!
attacked him after ordering copies of
the newspaper suppressed.
After a man meeting of opponents of
the Mayor, a crowd gathered in front
of tho newspaper office and demanded
copies of the paper. City firemen dis
persed the mob by turning the hoso on
it. Then a crowd of several thousand
paraded up and down the streets, at
tacking street cars. Later they went
to the City Hall and two leaders were
The police ordered the crowd to disperse
and when it did not a volley was fired i
into the crowd. Three were killed and
nine badly wounded. Later the mob
tried to get into a hardwaro store for
arms, but was kept back by the police.
LIVE WITH WIFE OR LOSE VOTE
Philadelphia Commission Disfranchises
Men Separated From Families.
PuiLADF.LVHtA, March 20. Through a
ruling made to-day by the County Com
missioners of Registration approximately
1,600 men, all legal voters, will be deprived
f ,,w f tes. bacau88 are '"Plated
The commissioners lu one cas ruled
that a man's residence is the place of
domicile of his wife, if he is married, and
that it is front her abode that ho must
If this ruling ! upheld by the courts
it will have the effeot of forcing men to
go back to their wives from whom they
are separated or lose their votes, It has
been estimated that there are about 1,000
mlsmated couples In Philadelphia and
among the men are many prominent poli
ticians. Tho case which brought about tho
ruling was that of William F. Rorlce, a
local attorney. Mr. Itorke Is now sepa
rated from his wife, who resides with tholr
daughter in Gerraantown, but he wished
to vote from a house on North Seventh
street. The commissioners ruled that he
roust vote In Oermantown or not at all.
ASK TAFT TO INTERVENE.
Ministers and Merchants Association
Write Him About Coal Strike.
Tho Federal Council of Churches of
Christ ond the Merchant!' Association
of this city both besought Mr. Taft
yesterday not to let the coal disagree
ment come to a strike. The Federal
Council of Churches adopted a petition
addressed to the President In which It
It ! our profound belief thai Hhere In
tereata are Involved which so .seriously effect
the welfare of the whole people, declelone
of auch moment can no longer be Itft
solely to the limited end rtaenlfltd troupe
of men Immediately concerned.
The Merchant)' Association sent a let
ter to Mr. Taft expressing satisfaction
nt learning through tho newspapers
that ho might concern himself with tho
coal situation and fervently wishing him
success If ho does.
NO DRINKS DOWNSTAIRS.
Flnante Department Must Go Two
lllotks to Quench Its Thirst.
Comptroller Prendergast Issued yester
day a order which will mean a large re
duction of the receipts of the little buffet
on the ground floor of the Stewart Uulldlnif,
The order Is that any nf his employees
found lu the drlnUlui; 'il.tre In office hours
may expecr dismissal i ompirouers inem
lives m I
thu uast lime been amonir
best patrons of the plane nnd many n time
aot 'em nn all 'lound
for the oflleloia
who happened to be In thu place, Thu imxt
onsla is two blocks away
R. TO MONTREAL.
sinners lv. Oram
Central datlr 7:31 1'. M. Par-
tlculars IJ19 Uroadway,
Vhoat Uio Had. Att,
GRAND JURY HEAR
MRS. MORTIMER SCHIFF
And Decide by Close Vole After
Hot Debate to Hear Her
ADVISERS ARE OVERRULED
Mrs. Sehlff Tells a Straightforward
Story, Corroborating Her
Mrs. Mortimer L. Schiff appeared as a
voluntary witness yesterday before the
Grand Jury that is investigating the
Drandt case. Her husband, who sought
permission to testify some time ago,
wilt bo a witness this afternoon in spite
of the opinion of Judge Craln.whoadvlsed
the District Attorney and tho Grand Jury
that the appcaranco of any ono before
the Grand Jury, whether that person
waived immunity or not, would bo a bar
against indictment. After hearing Mr.
Schiff and whatever other witnesses
may be called to-day the Grand Jury
will have finished their investigation.
What they will do Is of courso only in
their own knowledge. It will be a sur
prise to those who huve followed the case,
however, If any Indictments are found.
The suggestion that Howard S. Gans be
invited to testify to-day along with Mr.
Schiff waB considered by the Grand Jury
The arrangement by which Mrs. Schiff
told her story beforo tu- Grand Jury
was made by Paul D. Cmvatli, one of the
attorneys for Mr. SchlfT, in a conference
with District Attorney Whitman last
Friday afternoon. Mrs, Schiff, accom
panied by Mr. Cravat h, drove to tho Crimi
nal Courts Building yesterday afternoon
and was shown Into tho District Attorney's
office. There she was Introduced to Judge
Whitman and without delay went on Into
the Grand Jury room. She was before
the Grand Jury only about fifteen or
Mrs. SchlfT It was understood sub
stantiated in the main tho statement
issued by Mr. SchlfT recently In which
Mr. SohilT went into his side of t he case
In detail. She was asked about her ac
quaintance with Drandt and whether
that acquaintance had ever been other
than the merest acquaintance of
mistress and servant. Mrs. SchlfT slid
that It had not. She supported her hus
band's statement of tb,e receipt by her
of tho "Dear Iidy" letter and of her re
maining behind locked doors In the nursery
until her husband came home and then
turning over the letter to her husband.
and"Hrundt's discharge the next day. -Whe
never saw the valet after that, she
Mrs, Schiff Is said to have leen unable
to give any testimony of her own knowl
edge of the night whon Brandt enterod
the house and assaulted Mr. Schiff. She
wus In her liedroom at tho time and did
not hoar any disturbance. Her first
kmwledgo of the occurrences leading
up Brandt's thirty year sentenco to
State prison on a burglary charge came
from hcrihusband after he had let Brandt
out of the house.
Mrs. SchlfT upoared to be perfectly
Holf-possossed and the told her story
&nd answered tho questions put to her
In a direct, matter of faot. way.
After she had left the Grand Jury room
the members of tho Grand Jury got down
to discussing in earnest the question
whether or not Mortimer L. SchlfT should
bo asked to testify. Altogether the dis
cussion lusted something like three
quarters of nn hour and the bound of
raised voices flouted through the Crimi
nal Courts Building. Onoo while the
verbal buttle, was on the proceedings
were interrupted while the District At
torney was called in to Instruct the Grand
Jury whether Judge Crain had positively
told them not to call Mr. SchlfT or whether
he merely hud advised thorn that, such
culling would give tho witness immunity
in spite of all the wa Ivors that he might,
execute and then had left to them the
question whethor the former cm iloyjr
of Brandt should be called or not. ,1'idgs
Craln did not dictate what oo'irt; (lis
Grand J my should take.
After three-quarters of an hour tho
voices which had been raised dleddowu
and soon afterward the Grand Jury ad
journed for the day. That was at .V10
o'clock, the session having been con
tinuous from 1:30 o'clock. After tho ad
journment It was learnod that a communi
cation had leeri sent to Mr. Cravuth In
viting Mr. Schiff to appear at 3 o'clock
this afternoon and testify, If he would con
sent, as ho had agreed to do, to waive all
Immunity. Tho offer wus accepted and
It was arranged that Mr SchlfT should ap
pear this afternoon.
The name of Howard S, Gans as a pos
sible witness was discussed at the same
time with that of Mortimer I. Schiff, but
the suggestion did not moot with favor.
Two members of tho Grand Jury wero
absent yesterday afternoon, and one
other was lata but got In before time for
voting on tho matter of (ho Invitation ro
Mr. SchlfT. The total number of voting
members therefore was twonty-one, If
tho rumors that come out of the Grand
Jury room aro to bo believed the voto
on tho Invitation to Mr. Schiff was carried
by a majority of one.
The other witnesses who testified
yosterday were Nathan Goldfarh, who
was a prisoner in Headquarters on tho
night t tint Ilrundt was locked up there
and occupied tho same cell; Frank C, Cole,
former warden of Clinton Prison at Dan
nemora, nnd John Wesley Howo of the
New York American. Ooldfarb already
has made statements telling of a con
versation he said he had with Brandt
that night In tho Headquartein cell, in
which ho said that Brandt told him a
story somewhat Blmllar to that told to
Dotectlve Ilogers. Mr. Cole, who was
warden at Dannemora up to a year ago,
t old of two conflicting stories which ho
says Brandt told him and of his conclu
slon that the valet was not telling the
MAILLAHIVft VANILLA CHOrOUTR
for either renklnr or as a delicious bonbon lias
M'j Hnn. lnAH. It ,, . I .
IIV f.VI, ' HWH . MHUOT I lU.ll ART,
NEW PRIMARY DAY.
Democratic Senate Leader Kajs a Law
Must He Passed.
Ai.BA.vr, March 26. "We will have
to make Immediate provision for an
other primary day," said Majority
Leader rtobert F. Wagner of the Stato
Senate to-nlght when he heard that the
oftlclul primary ballots had not been
delivered In many Brooklyn districts.
"We will know more about It In the
morning," he added.
TAFT. 83; ROOSEVELT, 7.
Kstlmate of the State Vote for Delegates
Tht latest estimate of tho result In the
whole Stato yesterday gavo Roosevelt 7
of, tho delegates to Chicago elected yes
terday. The other 8", 4 of whom are
delegates at large to be elected by tho
State convention, will bo for Taft.
Clialrman Barnes of the Republican
Stato committee made this comment on
tho result In the State:
Every Republican naturally regrets that
a contest has arisen over the Republican
Presidential nomination. "A full primary
mukes un emuty ballot box," Is an old
adage. The antagonism resulting from
such contests do not wear away rapidly
and It Is a matter of record that In those
States where direct nominations of candi
dates have been established, rarely does
the successful candidate, at the real elec
tion, receive the support of those whom
ha has defeated, and In some Instances Is
unable to receive at that election even
the vote which he himself received at the
A long and serious battle for victory at
the election lu November confronts the
Republican party. Dissension within tho
party at this time makes success In
November more difficult, but neverthe
less eveiy Republican should understand
that this contest Is not between Individ
uals for the nomination, but for the very
marrow of the party futth as It has been
known to Republicans since the estab
lishment of their party.
It therefore must be gratifying to tho
Republicans of the nation to learn this
morning that the Republicans of the Em
pire State have mrnln recorded their alle
giance to fundamental Republican princi
ples and discarded doctrines subversive of
the American form of government and
violative of Individual liberty.
Five hundred and eighty thousand Re
publicans In the State of New York en
lolled themselves under the emblem of that
party prior to the first day of January.
The date of the primary, March J6, was
eet by statute last October. Thererore.
ample opportunity to all Republicans was
given to declare their will In the selection
of delegates to the national convention.
Yesterday they (either affirmatively or
tacitly) by an overwhelming vote affirmed
their steadfast belief In the principles of
the Republican party and their unalter
able opposition to a third term In the
From Information which I have received
from the men who have been elected, the
highest possible estimate of the Roosevelt
vote In th Stato of New York Is seven
out of ninety delegates.
Delegates From Roosetelt's District Sup
posed to lie for Taft.
Riveriieap, L. I March 26. At the
primary election to-day the voto was very
light. Dr. William Carr of Suffolk and
Smith Cox of Nassau were elected dele
gates to the Republican national convnn
tlon from the First Congress district
Henrv 8. Brush and C, Chester Painter
wero elected alternates. The delegates are
fcuppofed to be for Taft. They are not
instructed. Smith Cox was reelected
Republican State committeeman.
Henry P. Keith of Nassau was elected
Democrat io State comra Itteeman,
GARDEN NOT TO GO.
U. I.. Unlstrvaln Rata It'll Stand for
Three Years and Ma) be Longer.
G. L. Boissevaln, president of the K,
and I). ('om;uuy, purchaser of Matlisou
Square Garden, is well pleased with his
Investment and with the prospects of
the Garden Incoming a paying property
Since ho has had control he and Van Allen
A Poth, the managers, have had oppor
tunities to look carefully Into every detail
of the big building nnd yesterday Mr.
Boissevaln announced that the Garden
would stand for ut least three years, and
nrolmbly for nn indefinite time.
The F. and D. Company ure making
contracts with managers and promoters
of big shows In which they Involve and
pledge themselves to maintain tho Garden
for three years and a contract has been
blgnod with tho Klnemacolor Company of
America, of which Henry J. HrocW Is
president, for the Garden Theitre.
This theatre will In futuro be the head
quarters of tho Kinomacolor show.s, which
will txjgln thero next Monday.
FIVE ALARMS, BUT FIRE SPREAD
Broadway Buildings Near Houston Street
and Scorched Deluged
Fire In a five story loft building at 823
Broidway, near Houston street, starting
nt 1 o'clock this morning, gave the f Ire-
men such n hud time In lighting It that
. llvo alarms kwero sent In. In splto of tho
apparatus that this brought the top three
floors of 623 were a total wrccK nt 2 o'ciock
this morning. Any goods on tho first two
floors were rulnod by the deluge of water
poured on them,, nnd the fire crossed to
625 and 627, a double building, through an
Tho building in whloh the fire Btarted
is between two twolvo story buildings.
The lop two floors ure occupied by Roson
& Herman, makers of shirts, the third
floor by the Art 1st Io Millinery Company,
the second by the Pultara Company, and
tho first by tho Mlllor-Allairo Company.
To the south Is the Cable Building, to
which the firs had not sprrdd at 3 A, M.
SENATORS r-'0M NEW MEXICO.
Election ol A. U. Fall anil Thomas II.
Catron Arranged for To-day.
Santa Fit, N. M March 26. W. II.
(Dull) Andrews and Judge 'William J.
Mills have withdrawn from the Sena
torial contest und the Republican lead
ers havo effected arrangement by which
Judge A. U. Fall and former Delegats
Thomas 11. Catron will be elected to the
Vnltcd States Scnato to-morrow,
. WOK"" fHc"T'r,.?A3,
NOT ONE DELEGATE
FROM THIS COUNTY
Kings Gives Roosevelt Just One,
REST OF CITY NOTHING
Vote 21.2 to fJno So Far as County
Returns Are In at
1:30 A. M.
So Roosevelt delegates to Chicago were
elected In this county yesterday, and in
the whole city only one, Comptroller
Prendergast of Brooklyn, who was not
opposed at the primary. This is not
counting Die two unlnstmoted Roosevelt
men who wero eloctod in the Twenty
fourth district unopposed, most of that
district being In Westchester county. In
the whole Stato Col. Roosevelt may have
In New York county the regular Re
publican candidates for State committee
men wero praotlcalty unopposed,, and in
the fourteen fights for district leader
ships the regulars, with one exception,
won against the men who used Roosevelt's
name to help them In. Mies R. Backer
defeated John H. Taylor In the Fifteenth
So far as counting the vote went It was
left last night to tho party organizations.
Thei Toft-Roosevelt vote was telephoned
to county headquarters and put on adding
machines for the several Congress dis
tricts. Tho voto of the candidate on the
head of tho list was taken in each case
and tho returns were given as for Taft
and Roosevelt and not as for individual
delegates. Thesa are tho returns:
PHIUAItY ELECTION" nCTVUXS.
DUt. Taft. Itooterelt. Dill. Tafl. Itootevelt.
it :i;r 07 ib ... m: tit
3 . . tis Ki it, . 2 .MS
1.1 . . M9 1M 20 . 12C 4i
ii . . 2MS m 21 . . 2&-S -t:i
1J ... Wl 573 22. . 2800 177
It . . 1713 610 23. . 310J SOU
it ..soil io.w a. . ns m
Totals. . . . 29IM 1M46
At 1 o'clock this morning the total re
turns did not Include the vote of 132
election districts out of the 8S5.
The Republican State committeemen
elected wholly or partly in this county are:
IS Ambrose O. Neal.
IS Abraham n ruber.
n oeorie cromweiu
11 Joseph Levenson.
II Thoa. Itolhmaa.Sr.
14 Samuel S. Koenlf .
JO-Jonn U. Cartwrlsht.
31-Uoses li. McKee.
is jonn a. ansa.
-U. W. B. Brown.
22-Wm. H. Ten Kvek.
2l-Thomas W. Whittle.
17-A. I'. Ludden.
31 Leslie a. Sutherland
was that of A. O.
Phillips against Oruber in the Nineteenth
Congress district, Gruber won.
Thero wero fourteen Republican con
tests for tlie district leadorshlpei.'in all but
one of which the organization men have
won. The candidates were:
wiuiam a. note .
fleorre S. Husch.
John II. Taylor. .
.loreph I'.. Nejedty
,.MIee II. llerker.
.Willis II. Uavls.
Peter 11. Catena.
Hubert V. Levts.
Kilward II, Healy.
A. P. Schwarsler.
II. W. n. Brown,
J. J. Knewltt.. ...
Alfred II. Hlmonda
Ernest W. llradbury
Becker won by some S'O votes against
Taylor In tho Fifteenth, according to tho
returns at midnight. These figures wero
not tubulated, but they are the best the
clerks could give out. Some 3,000 votes
were cast in tho district.
There wrra only two contests for
Tammany district leaderships. James J,
llines against James Ahearn, leader of
the Nineteenth Assembly district, and
Samuel Marx against William J. Wright,
leader of the Thirty-first.
Marx wan beaten, 1.74T. to 834. Hines
beat Ahearn l,f21 to 1,202.
In the Second Congress district in
Queens the voto was f3l for Taft to 230 for
In Richmond county the vote was 882
for Toft and 438 for Roosovelt
President Koenig of the county com
mittee made the following statement last
"Notwithstanding the vigorous efforts
of the Roosevelt committee, the personal
attempt of Col. Uooseve.it to stampede
the voters ut the eleventh hour and the
enormous expenditure of money in tho
Colonel's behalf tho enrolled Republicans
of the county of Now tork, by a secret
ballot, fully protected In their rights when
voting, by an omphiUlo majority deolarcd
for tho rcnomlnatlon of President Taft.
"This is very gratifying to the county
organization which so loyally supported
tho President. Of course the official
oount of the ballots, which will be made
by the State officers duly authorlned,
has not yet been made, nut the indorse
mont of President Taft on the first and
unofficial oount Is so tremendous that
thore can no longer be any thought
throughout the country that the radical
platform of the Colonel ran be supported
In Now York.
When Chairman Koenlg was certain
of tho result ho notified President Taft In
Washington. Karly this momlng Mr.
Koenlg received a telephone message
from the President, who congratulated
him on tho victory, and thanked the Re
With about seventy eloction districts
not heard from. Chairman Koenig an
nounced at 1:30 o'clock this morning that
the vote wus Taft, 80,402; Roosevelt,
14.311. Mr. Koenlg said:
"I consider this tho most remarkable
victory ever achieved by the organization
keening In mind that Col. Roosevelt is
a native of New York, Wo hope now that
the primary contest Is over all Repub
licans lu the city will unite in support
of President Taft, whoso nomination
now soems assured, and aialfo certain
Tho early returns received at the county
headquarters indicated, as the statist!
clans figured it, that the Roosevelt oandl
dates would get about 10 per cent, of the
voto cast, The percentage rose later,
One oarly Item of news thut trickled
Into the headquarters wus that Amos
i Murray Butler ai a delegate from ths
Congress district, had bs.
beaten by a voto of 51 to 32 In his own
"GlfTord'fl brothor Amos knocked out
of the ring," said a district leader.
In tho Sixth Assembly district, where
Samuel Koonlg, chairman of tho Repub
lican county committee, Is tho leader,
the Taft forces won by a voto of 080 to 70.
District loaders flocked to county
headquarters last night when the ro
turns began to show up to congratu
late Chairman Koenlg and jubilate gen
erally. Otto T. Bannard was ono of the
visitors, and he sold :
"The surprising thing Is that taking the
East Side as a whole tho Taft victory
was greater there than In any other
part of the city. Where Roosevelt was
supposed' to bo strongest tho majority
against him was tho largest!
TAFT GETS 15 IN KINGS.
Only 1 Roosevelt Delegate No Changes
In District Leaderships.
Timothy L. Woodruff spent two hours
at Republican headquarters In Brook
lyn last night and expressed his sur
prise and regret over the mlxup In
the ballots. Ho said there was no doubt
ns to tho result of the slnglo contest
over the selection of a delegate to tho
national convention In tho Fifth Con
gress district between I.lneburgti, the
Taft candidate, and Berg, who Is for)
Roosevelt, as the returns so far re-1
celved showed an overwhelming victory
for Ltneburgh. 1
The delegation from Kings county to
the Chicago convention will stand IS
for Taft and 1 for Rosevelt, the lat
ter being Comptroller William II.
Prendergast, who was named by the
party organization from tho Fourth
Congress district, with Mr. Woodruff as
his associate. The results of the con
tests In the Republican districts were
In the Fifth district Thomas H. I.tne-
burgh, the regular candidate, defeated J.
Philip Berg, the Roosevelt candidate, by
1,993 to 637.
In the Ninth district Fred Llndo tnaln-
talned his leadership by a vote of 1,012
against 641 for Harry A. Hanbury.
In the Sixth district John Dlemcr nlso
maintained his lead by n vote of 750
to 110 for Abraham Miller.
In the Fourteenth district, where the
ballots were distributed only an hour or
so before the closing of the polls, George
A. Owens, who has been In control for
long time, got a vote of 320 to 128 for
Kmest C. Wagner.
In the Fifteenth district. In which there
was a sharp right between William
Schnltzpan and Harrison C. Glore, there
was no election, no ballots having been
received until the time of closing up.
There was a brief contest, however, with
written ballot, and It resulted In 185
votes for Schnltspan and 101 for Glore.
In the Seventeenth district Lewis M.
Swazey, who has been the leader for sev
eral years, won over R. Gordon Mackay
by a majority of more than (00.
In the Twenty-first district only a few
moments were devoted to the voting be
cause of tha long delay In receiving' the
ballots. The vote stood 167 for Adolph
Levy, ths regular candidate, and 33 for
The Democratic results were as fol
In the First district, Patrick H. Qulnn
maintained his hold as leader by a voto
of 1,315 against 660 for Philip J. Butler.
In the Second, John J. Bridges also
holds on by an easy victory over James
In the Seventh. William J. Heffernan
remains In control, defeating T. I.
Oeoghegan by a ,ote of 463 to 324.
In the Ninth district. In which there
nas a large shortage in me nanois,
Thomas F. Wogan has maintained con
trol by defeating William A. Doyle by a
majority of about 500.
In the Nineteenth district, Henry Has-
enftug remains In control, defeating Will
iam F. Deegan by a vote of 2,017 to 488.
In the Twenty-second, .Tnmra I. Sln-
nott, the long time leader, won by a vote
of 3,118 to 848 for his opponent.
In tha Twenty-third, In which three
election districts were without ballots,
James J. Monahan, the executive mem
ber, defeated Philip Riley by a vote of
2,306 to 886.
In the Fifteenth district, In which three
election districts were without ballots,
James McQuade, the lender, got 1,304
to 1,117 for John W. Carpenter.
In the Fourth district, with one elec
tion district missing, Thomas J. Drennan,
the leader, won by a vote of 2,015 to
1,014 for Andrew C. Troy.
In the Thirteenth district Owen J.
Murphy wan running behind Matthew
J. Meaghor for the leadership at mid
night, when the returns were still In
complete. The results or ine unsaiisractory
primaries are regarded as tending to
strengthen the hold of Timothy L.
Woodruff in tho Republican organiza
tion and of making his return to the
county leadership an easy Job. It Is
estimated that he will be In control
of fourteen or fifteen of the Assembly
dUtrlctB ond thus will be able to dic
tate the organization of tho new county
and executive committees.
On the Democratlo side. John H.
McCooey will be In substantially the
same situation he has been In for more
than a year, with the support of four
teen of the district leaders, and tho
opposition of nine.
Noon alter me pons ciosea it was dis
covered In the Eighteenth Assembly
district by Naval Officer Kracke that
the ballots delivered for Republican
voters did not contain the names of
Lewis Swazey and Congressman Cal-
der, the two delegates to t:.a national
convention. Mr, Kracke said:
"At a time when the Presidency Itself
Is st Issue, the stupidity or worse of
some ono has disfranchised an entire
city. The situation calls for the most
Before leaving Republican headquar
ters last night, Mr. Woodruff said that
he had a talk with Mr. Barnes over'the
telephone in regard to the situation In
Now York city through the mlxup In tho
ballots and that It Is tho opinion of the
State chairman that it won't bo neces
sary to have legislative action taken
to have new primaries.
3 to 1 for Taft In Richmond.
The difficulties over the ballots did
not bother the Democrats, stneo they
had no fight on. Rut with the Republi
cans it was a different matter. Ez-Sona-tor
Chauncey M. Depew and Borough
President Ueorge Cromwell were candi
dates for delegates to the national con
vention Instructed for Taft; William
W. Mills and George S. Husch opposed
them as Roosevelt candidates. In thn
twenty districts where thero was voting
TJie lail Bupponern "on uy auout i to 1.
Roosevelt carried ono election dlstrlot,
the Twentv-slsth. by a .vote of la to 7.
The vote was extremely' small in many
of ths districts because there was no time
for so many to cast tnetr uauots.
Aplaoatlo Invisible Blslfht yyczlaaaas for near
aadunt vision, .peacerV i Msldea Ian..
WITH NO BALLOTS,
Kings, Queens and Richmond
NEW PRIMARY LIKELY
Appeal to the Legislature and
the Courts Dis
cussed. NEW YORK SUFFERS LESS
Roosevelt Litigation Prevented
Printing of Ballots
in Time. .
Typewritten nnd Other Hand Msdo
Tlallob) Tried New Law
Troves a Iltirdcn.
In a substantial fraction of the elestion
districts of tliis city thero was no primary
election yesterday because no ballots
wero delivered to the polling placet.
Thero was enormous confusion and In
hundreds of districts tho ballots arrived
late. When they did not come ct all ths
polling places closed up at 0 o'clock with
out any election.
When the delivery was delayed ruoh
persons as wcro in tho polling places
at 0 o'clock had a chance to voto and others
were turned nwny. In more than onn
district unofficial ballots were prepared
and voted nnd it is believed these will
be held to bo legal on tho theory that a
voter cannot be deprived of tho franchlss
by a failure of the publlo machinery ii
he can find n remedy for himself. In ths
Thlrty-thlrd Assembly district In Ths
Bronx the Independence League me.i
got up typewritten ballbts and used them.
At 0 o'clock last night taxlcab loads of
ballots were still leaving the printer's
office for Brooklyn, Coney Island and
Stat en Island.
New Prlma-y Day Ilkelr.
Lawyers who wero consulted about It
were not sure that there was any remedy.,
although the suggestion was mado that,
the Legislature could appoint a new pri
mary day. But the legislature has th.3
entire State to consider.- It will doubtless
consider the whole matter to-day.
John R, Voorhis. State Superintendent
of Elections, said that the situation was
without precedent and ho would not like
to pass upon its legal aspects. Mr. Voor
his is regarded by politicians as n better
authority on primary laws Chan mot;
"Until every phase of the situation is
presented to me, he said, "I would not
care to make any comment. It is a very
unusual situation. I have had reports
by telephone from ray inspectors and I
will receive written reports to-morrow
morning. Until I know absolutely what
has happened I would not care to express
an opinion ns to tho validity cf tho primary.
Probably It will liavo to bo determined by
the courts. With the facts in my pos
session to-nlght I Bhould not caro to sug
gest any remedy. Maybe legislation
will bo necessary."
Abraham Gilbert, chnlrman of tha law
committee of the Republican county com
mittee, mado tho following statement
In every cann where It was reported that
ballots had not been delivered the Inspec
tors were advised that unofficial ballots
might be used. Tor this purposo the In
spectors were advised to send to the nearest
polling placo having sample ballots con
taining the names of candidates and to use
them In the same maner as omdal ballots.
No parson should have lost his vote by
renflon or the absence or the official ballot.
This situation is covered by section 81
of tho election law, which reads as follows:
If for any cause tho official ballot for anr
party shall not bo provided as required by
law at any poiung place unofficial ballots,
printed or written, made as nearly as noasl.
bio In the form of the official ballot may be
Ths only section of ths law havlna any
application to a case whore no vote was ac
cepted by the board Is section 56, and the
section appears to limit the power of ths
courts to order a new primary in cases of
fraud to such an extent that It Is impossibls
to dotcrmlne the true results of such pri
mary. Least Trouble In This County.
In New York county, where was the only
Roosevelt fight that amounted to much
In ths city, there was less trouble than
In other parts of tho city. Many of tha
polling places had no ballot at the open
ing hour, 3 o'clock, but In course of the
next few hours the ballots were delivered
to the polioe by automobile and taxi-
cab and the reserves were hustled around
to the polling places in the precinots.
Tho Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh
Assembly dlstriots, in tha centre of Man
hattan, were the last to be provided with
ballots and they were not supplied in
all the districts until nearly 8 o'olook.
In tho Fifteenth Assembly dlstrlot ths
Roosevelt column was blank on many
More than 100 districts in Brooklyn
were affected and somo never got ballots
at all. City Island reported at 0 o'olook
that no ballots had arrived thero beforo
tha closing hour, while in parts of Queens
tho polling places were closed up without
u vote being cast.
Ths last Assembly dlstriots to be supplied
in Manhattan were the Twenty-fifth and
Twenty-Beventh. At 0:40 o'olook enough
ballots had been sent to the West Twen
tieth street station, for tho Twonty-flftli
Assembly dlstrlot, to suppl ' six polling
places, nnd it waa 7:W o'olook before
enough Republican ballots had been sent
up for tho whole district. Socialist and
Prohibition ballots were still missing nt
that hour. Ksarly all the polllug places
"Mttnhatt(vn wore m orktng order at