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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Showers to-day tnd probably to-morrow;
Detailed weather reports will be found on page 13.
VOL. LXXIX.-NO. 242.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912. Opyrio,, I0H, 61 Me .S.,n Vbttina nipf fuMi'Mug .Uwhtlnn.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Lender Killed nnd Follower
Takes Poison When
nOl'NPKDUP IN GAKAGK
Mutticss Armored Cart I'sed
In Soldiers to Blow
Hrcach in Wall.
ATTACK LKI) BY LEPIXK
Townspeople Aid in Siege of
Auto Hand That Raided
ntlti u'rri'llL'ti uv 'iiiiivi.'rrl,.l?''.r''e!!y,,,y,!- Jl'' made no attempt
I IttVtl 111 I it
Mnvino Picture Me,, Take Kiln.sn,rUury,;nmsS;,; wa
While Police anil Hohheiw
tohi, Htwtrl, tu Tmr Si.
Taws. Auril '.'.S. Bonnol. the iiolori-'
mis bandit and sutiposed le.ider of the '
band that h been going around in auto- Prominent scientists. """ Ilieie wh. a stop fur lunch-1 CiAinHlU, w (lrawI1 largely from Mis
mobiles killine nnd robbing It. virions' ,,on"' w'" har' ' up- " '''is city and then the paity piesseil ouri fl. r.i7.n, H, State pride wins,
monues killing nni rouinug m .moin ,.,. , . ,. ... .. K. on a ouir I hu load to Schenectadv. hoii n .. .. ui .
, , r 1 ,t I
pl-ices. and Dubom. one of his accom-I
plices, were tranped In n gar.igo by the
police to-day and both in?! deith after
a five hours siege. ;
Honnot was known as the demon ,
chauffeur" and Dubois was .in aiurchist.
The Uind of which they weiv ine'iibrs
has terrorized Paris and its environments
In the battle, in which dvnimilo was,'" uie distance travelled ilurln- Hie
employed, two policemen were wounded.
Honnot died hVntin lo the la-t. bull.'"". r pnoiogiapliy s
Dubois ,.oisoned liiu.self after the police 1
ind soldiers had made a bte.ich in the
The affair in some re.oects ies
tile Kittle of Sidney street in London
on January .1, tail, when police, suMier
nnd the file biigade surrounded two!
Kiis.ian Imndits. who were binned lo.n,. Wll!t ., hU a,.llim, Hll(
Hath in a house wheie they had taken I memlier of the Vale track team, win
lefuge. I nlUK his V Ijsl year
I'o-d.iy's roundup grilllled tho wish
f Chief Detective (iilichaul that llontml
should be captured or killed Is'fiu- bin
last victim. Sub Chief of Police .luuin,
was buiied. Is'caus- the Lillet's funeral
is scheduled for to-tnoriow.
Chief (tuichard bad lieeu on the trail
f the bmdits for several days a nil this
morning he anil several detectives at lived
the vill.icn of Cholsy-le-liol, In the
ditection of Ivry This was the scene
of the (iglit with tho police last Weilties.
day when .loilin was killed.
The detectives went to Choiny-le-Koi
for the imrpose ot making a seiich nt
n garage which a Itussian auiicbist
turned Dubois bad tented from a man
of the nam" of l'roiiientin, who is known
.is the "millionaire anarchist." The ga
uge was a lightiv built alTtiir of wood
with a stone foundation, having a g.inet ,,. Wllt. xn ,., , ,,,.
with sleeping accouuuod itions. . ls.uttt,o Taft M.t. is genet .11. kept
Chief Gun hard cautiously oi.ened the I u.JVi ,(,iini ..,t f, coiuitl.-s KMil
bsir of thy garuse and fouiul Dubois i Tllf, The Slate i on etillon will be i on
preparing to leave tho place on a motor- tl ll,., t,v Taft delegates.
cycle The light Isjgr.u at once. Dubois 1
drew a revolver ami bean tiring and
"ther shots ame from an upper window
I'wo policemen, Kuijene anil Allotl, eiv
woutubsl t the outset, the former seti
insly in thu stomach and the latter
-lehtly in the arm
Vot knowing how many num be had to
ler.l with, the chief withdrew Ins force
nnd surrounded tho garage, which was
-i' ntted iu nil isolated spot anil sur
rounded by trees which liirnished ei-
lent cover for the officers
Meanwhile the news of th" firing had
sMeiid and the local Mayor nnd Coun-
i i!''i"s, urmetl with revolvers, arrived to .
.. enr-.tc.. the police Tim inhabitants of I
('noisy. ti-Kni also cnught up any weapons ;
rhey couid find and burned tothe scone
If-publicnn Guards, more police and
gendarme arrived in automobiles, having
been summoned from Paris by telephone.
Mghtseeis by the hundred nlso arrived
tu automobiles to watch the battle
Uv 10 o'clock the pollco had established
i c ir Ion around the garage and every
'irsly was kept 3'xJ yards from it Only
gun be.irciH were nllowed any nearer.
The lighting went on intermittently
for some time. Now and then tho be
sieged men would flro at. Homo one and the
i.esiegnrs would roply by sending volleys
into the building.
Camera men nnd cinematographers
were soon on the scene. Tho photog
'tphers and moving picture men worked
s'vlily without fear and declined to
take cover as advised by the police.
The firing kept on for some time, and
finer general attack from all sides at
I 1 o'clock the trumpeta sounded "cease
fring" and now I act lew were tried,
v long cart was loaded with straw
v l armored with mattresses borrowed
im people living near by. The owner
f the curl, who was shielded by the
.'nor.backisl his horse toward the garage,
Lieutenant of the Republican Guards
'Mwled under tho cart and placed a
iyiiamlte cartridge ngainst the wall of the
'is Then ho retired to safety. The
I'tiidge, however, failed to explode.
This manoeuvre wan repeated three
i"s the attaokcra nil tho time firing
'he house from another point or over
wagon On the third attempt the
t'lriilgo exploded and made a large
n-h in tho house, which caught flro,
Silenco then fell on the crowd, which
xpected a Inst despairing rush from the
sieged. There was not a movement of
v sort The cart was again employed
cover an advance by M. I.eplne, the
i 'lrrt of police, who had arrived early on
Continued on Fourth rage,
GEORGE BORUP DROWNED.
I.nt Prom Ponrr I'mior Willi Win-
Caso of Norwich. Conn.. both iriml.iate I
students lit Yale, were drowned off Cres-
cent IWach, IiiIVh wi-it ofihlt. hinliiir.
tills afternoon. I
They arrived at Crescent Reach last
evening, occupied the ("use collage last .
night nnd Htarlod out on the Sound Ibis!
morning In power canoe. Tim craft
was headed cast and nothltiK was seen
of them again until 3 o'clock this after
noon on the return trip two miles from
The little Ijout was seen to capsize liv
Henry Gardiner of Millstone nnd he nut
out in hiit launch to the rescue. When the i
launcn ran alongside the upturned canon
nothing was" hccii of the two young men.
A cap nnd coat were Moating near by.
Three, motor boats are searching for the
! bodies, which had not been found Into
George Horup is the Vale student who
wetit north with IVary when Peary
reached he pole nnd iih the youngest
member of the party. At that' time lie
wan taking a post-graduate course in
geology at Yhle.
After he came back Horup wrote a boot.
of bin experiences which van a delight 1
,it-r,f, i j in m uuiriicii
wav but used
.7 . ". " ","e" Impose.
j inut Horup and l). S, MucMillau, another t
.member of Peary's expedition, would
start on a new Arctic trip, thin lime tol""" ' " " 'Y v. "' .v""emay
ascertain whether the Mun.l or peninsula
known as Crocker Land, -upposed lo have .
been seen'by previous expeditions, reallv
existed. The trio n ,.lw.,l,il.l i' '
! .luly and was backed by a number of ,
n i.' "r prm iirtll, l I till V
,, wk ,m thi, Hp liri)1(t ,,;
r.(..,n )p,iii,. ii. ur riu iihi'k ity itaiy
f,m lh, v,,K,r,.r:
"I was sorry to lose this nung V.ile
runner, with his enthusUsiu iiml bis
l',Ut',;. He has led I U hemy sleilge
oer the tlo.-s In h way tlml (oin
j manded every one's mlmlrntlnu, and
uolilU h.ue made his fathei's eye
Kllsten." And again:
J"1" " 1,111 assistance nnd Ids
, a 1 . " 1"n,M'l,,""Vl ,
LJ.... I I ,
.Hiun.el lnshl .'as., wn l..,r In
-Noiwl.b. (.,.. ., ,,c.......r . is;.
"'' Kiadoated last yiur from
Vale S lntltlc Si liii.il Put went
hack last fall to tnhn u in,t-
KI'Hdu.ite ciilltsH la mining ..iiL'ln,.. . Iih.
WASHINGTON FOR TAFT
liiill.'HIIiiiim re 'I'linl I'reililenl Will
I hit) Hie Sr.
Tico.ma, 'ali Apt It Thu.
W'asliliiKtnu (le'r;.it.s (,, riilta-.! will
1' fur 'fa 1 1 is now i inn i d. il ! Itni.si
n-ii nun i.a i noetic leiui if. i nerr
, , . . ,
seems bate i.i.ss.l.lbtv that ...,smx,.,
...a, e .,e,eVaie- .I..UI uie ...in.
Spokane) I'niiKrii's dlsttlct
Not iiiiintlni: Nluu and Wbatiom
en until s, Taft will lu,e deb gates
In tin Stute i n.n eiiiinn nt Alierdeett. .May
l.'i. and Itiinsevelt 14.i. To.s stlmae
Is made li Itufits Wilson tu-i'i it;, r of
the Itonsevelt 1 1 1 1 . . i -1 . . e 1 1 . In Washington
at lis Iticeptlnn. Unit; ami WhnHi.m
(iiittiltx hi 111 m limit-'..- v ...( i i . nt v 1 1 1 1
Hugh '. Wallace Is home fioiu New
Votk ul.d WashlUKtou to lead tin- Ciaik
tight In the Deinocmtlc Stale cim-ii-tloii
at Walla Walla .May U. U the
luii. ity iouentiun jesl.rday lie was
Indorsed for one of the Tacomi dele
gates to lialtlmore, though Wll.-nn men
me making a strong lampulgu II Is
believed a majority of Washington's
delegation will be for T.iU. Wallace
Is n former national Detnociatk com
mitteeman and will probabl" bead the
delegation. He was born In Missouri
I xnil tenii ; u'arni iit.rwi.ntil fileml uf
JJJJJJ) AS ACTIVE AUTO THIEF,
l)r, fteiilr? Alleged In llnte '1'nl.en
Man? Machines In l'lilUdeliliU.
PlllAtri.wili, April 2S Local de
tectives think that by the arrest of Dr,
Allen T, Gentry thev have solved the
mystery of many stolen automobiles.
Gentry, formerly a West Philadel
phia practitioner, was held In New Jer
sey pending the recovery of the woman
Injured while automoblllng with lilni.
He was released after she got well and
the hA-al authorities picked him up.
While awaiting developments they
looked up bis recotd during his two
ycara residence In Morrlstown. They
found that several machines In pos
session of New .tersey residents bnd
been purchased second hand ftom
The police now accuse him of steal
ing a car valued nt 13,000 from S. M.
Mears of Oak Lane, another from Km-
len Hnro of 3212 Locust street, one
,rom..O:.J-"e,Ker.?1 !? Vx.'?ru
a lourin iron. u. irawioru oi hdjo
Lansdowne avenue and still another
from II, ('. Hanchler of 3001 Oxford
street. All of these were high priced
cars. All have been recovered from
the men who said they had bought them
Dr, Allen T. Gentry of Philadelphia,
who was arrested In Newark after nn
automobile accident, In which Mrs.
Mary Hoffman, a waitress, of Morris
town, sustained n fractured skull, wan
extradited lo Philadelphia on Saturday
Rnoievelt (Jets Two More In Kansas.
ToPF.h'A, Kan., April 2N lioosevelt
carried tho Sixth Kansas distiict at yes
terday's primary. Ho is now sure of
sixteen of the State's twenty delegates,
LOW ROUND TRIP FARM
dsn Franclico, I.o AngrUa and Has Dlfgo,
IAS 00 round trip from Chlrsio, dally April 27th
In MyJd.rfliirnllmn June 57in. 1013. Ia Chlraxn
And .North Wrilern Ity. Corrt spending low fare
from olhfr point. "Thf Iiml nf l'.rr Ihlni."
Vot pArtlctilAM Apply At ticket nfflm. II. It.
Juhmnn. lienrrsl Agent. Ml Uroadway, ,e
Yor Cltj. N. Y.-As, .
HINSDILL PARSONS DIES
WHEN AUTO OVERTURNS
K h t'il Counsel K il It'll 1
Willi" I I'Vltlir (lilt a
v.,u. (.. '
HIS rilATPKRI'It ALSO lll'HT
St'crcttiry in the Toiincaii
.lumps anil Hst'iipcs With
out n Scratch.
Alhant. April !. Hinsdlll Parsons,
viee-piosldenl and genctnl counsel of the
Oener.nl F.lectrlc Company, was killed In
an automobile, accident on the Columbia
roat' '''ice miles from this city thlsafter-
James 7. Nicholson of SclienectaUy,
Mr. 1'arsons's chauffeur, who was sitting
with Mr Parsons on the front neat of Mr.
Pntsons's automobile, was caught be-
Heath Hie machine when it went tumbling
'into a ditch
llii leg was broken and
lie U in Si l'..i.i-'d li.,i.ltAt I...,-., u It
v .i.eiib.o.1 of Amsterdam. Mr Parsons'
i tii in mi in AiiigirMiiiin, .mi hi wjiih " :
senetary. who was in back sea.. I
V, ,. i V 1 1 i . - '
Mv 1 Hn","H JM " M1'-'
'"'' ' "K" I'uw-reii niil.m.oi.lle
,,H I"'"-''"""! Mr ,r-
Wrt',n" enthusiastic aiitoinobllist and
anxious to liy out the new car, so
'.'r'"!'! 11 All,aiiy with the chauffeur j
" i, '
. . . . ' I
to make that town in time fordluner
. Mr Parsons was tatting his new car,,
a i a lively pace along tne i oiiuiitiin r.u.i
that winds ntoi the liensselaer lulls over I
the Hudson. The load was slr.iight and
ill. 11111 inn 1,1 1111 1 iii'v t'll llllt-e
miles mil when suddenly a tear tire blew
out 'I he car slewed ai loss the loud.
struck an embankment and went whirling
er in the air into a ditch, beneath il
vv.r Mr P-irsims iiml ln i.li.'i nffMiir ,
nri n j v 11 vist'iiiti i.i in. 11:1 lii ill I linn.
Hy t f. ( M. vW.,.,r,H
. . . ,,,.... ....
P... sons was d.d. His head had been ,
.... ,.!,... ,., l.. ....... .1...
'chauneur. whose leg had la-en pinned .
. I II, I I II I I I , MIII.SI- f llflll l'l .
,lm)t.r ll,e ar. to the hospital he, e.
,,.,,,,., wlic w'a. , hli
.i i ,. , .M
daniJi-ed. was lowed toan lb.uiv iraraire.
His wife was told or her husbands'"1 ,HW 'h'"'l.
death nnd hastetieil loS. henecMdv from ' Thirty-four of the Harvard students
hei-New Votk home last night. ' reglsteted last night, and the appllca-
1 Mr. Paison, succee.le.1 K P I'ish ! lions of nbout 1 00 more were rejected
jieneijl counsel .if the General lllectrio
in ivi ii. nan nfii .villi uie coillIMIIiy
as couuel since lul. As general coihim-I
ii.. i... i i :.i. i i
he played an iuipoi I. nit p.ut in establish-
illg Ih'e coiporaliou s cml.a.t lelations
I He was iat tlcularly valuable to the com-
, paiiy for Ins work in omiecliou with the
American rights f r.iiHign corpoiatloiis
Mr. Parsons was f tho who in
Hi... t..oK an active .aii hi tne re.irg mi . i
I i.l I o le Muchel hue Ker ril- ( uiniunr
, the time ot .is lailuie ami when it :
g, on tisi.ei asau. I.ecauie a director.
a peiiion Hum wmct. lie later irt.re.1 ,,., ,wed mothers nnd their
He was born in lloos.ck Palls forty- LuUcn xw succored In separate In
e.gl.t years there he (.repared for I ,.. 11B . lirsent. tt.e Slate will.
Ttiulty College, ttoiii which he was
graduated, anil he studied law at the
Albany Law School lbs father had
been Iur many years counsel for the
Wood Harvester I'omp.iuy of llousick
Calls and the young man did a great I
,hfiuJZl via? nude" XT for ,
General Klecll'ic he was elected
president of that conceit! Although he
retained his home in Schenectady be spent
in.ii I. or bis time in New Vurli.
He was largely responsible fur the
development of the Schenectady liailway
Compaiiy and the Schenectady Illumi
nating Company He was president of
the latter comp iiv He was in cieMrii in
building the I toy and Saratoga btancles
of the Schenectady Ifailuay Compnny
and the extension of the vailous city
He vms a diiei.tor of the Holly Hill
Coppei N'lning and Smelling Company
and the I'.lectrio Pond ami Sliaiel .lOipaiiy.
He leaves no childn n
KILLED IN SHOTGUN DUEL.
Too Men I'lulit With Seconds liter
(ilrl In I'hlliulelphlN Subnrb.
Piiii.AOKi.ciiiA. April is John l.ar!ins,
21 years old, Is dead and Prank Itoddy, 30
years old, is dying as the result of a duel
with shotguns this morning at Martin's
Village, a suburb, following a dispute
over a young woman.
Tho young men met this morning and
had a fist fight Larkins suggested that
they settle the affair with shotguns and
larkins went home and got his gun and
Uoddy brought his from tho home of his
parents iu West Jones lane. M
Tho young men. each accompanied by
a friend, returned to (he meeting plaro
selected. Residents of the neighbothooil,
looking from their windows, saw two men
measure off apparently nbout fifty paces
and station the two with tho guns, who
ut n signal began firing
At the first shot tho second diap
, , .... ,
' Pire'l, lrkln fell with a load of buck
shot In his abdomen. He ctawled to his
knees, and steadying himself took aim
at Roddy ond fired, noddy, who had
escaped the llrst shot, fell to the ground.
Tho load of shot had torn his jaw away.
For halt an hour persons in the neigh
borhood feurcd to leave their houses.
Eventually Mounted Policeman Geiger
heard of the duel, found the bodies and
hurried them to St, Agnes's Hospital,
Larkins died within half an hour. Itoddy
has not regained consciousness and late
to-night physicians say he cannot livo.
Tho pollen are trying to find the seo
onds; also the name of the girl.
! WANT STEAD BURIED AT SEA.
Wireless Tells Marks) .Rennett Thai
That Is Ills Family; Wish.
Halifax, N. 8., April -A wireless
message was sent lo the Mackay-Rennett
to-day from a source representing the I
family of w T. stead asking that if hi
body is nn hoaid that it he burled at sea
This.was sent at the 'desire of the family.
MOST WOMEN XNOCKKNEED.
,lr. Francke Tin hi Dresses le-
I form M'J ler Cent.
!ft'Nlt'il, April :. Dr. Karl Frnnckt),
the eminent surgeon, who recently de-
rlAM.il tin. irenrttitr fif tlirht. ftU trtfl llV
womon would Hpoll tliolr figures and
make, them nil Uno.-LUiii.pd. has been
nl-nnspil liv Him nllAntfn tnnrlf. nil lltm for
his statements nnd has come out with
'statistics to show that the tendency
I toward knoekknee I common. He says
three-fourths of the children are knock-
kneed when they am .1 yearn old, but
while Ihin disappears in HO per cent, of
the. hoys owing to the free uso of their
legs it persists in 82 per cent, of the
women, largely because their skirts
prevent them from stretching their leg
Two gynecologists, Drs. Strassman and
Immclinann, oppose the view of Dr.
Francke. Dr. Immelmann declare light
kirta are a blessing in diaguinn becaime
thev reveal knockkneednen and thin hits
a woman 'h pride nnd compeli her to take
the necessary exercise. I
The universal criticism of the dress
makers is that Dr. Krancko'n Idea is ,
nonsense. They ridicule the statement
that tight skirts spoil the figures of
women. They have no fear that the
doctor's criticisms will have any effect
on the present fashion of light dresses.
CLARK'S SISTER A DELEGATE.
Color.,,.. ... Srn Her . n.U....re
r,,i.iii,o S.-BINno. Col. April 2S.
.Speaker Clnmp Clark seems sine to con
tiol the Colorado State Democratic con-
vent loii ti, be held hete to-morrow, Wil
son and Harmon have a following. Severe!
counties hae iitructed for Clark and
,IPIM Un!nlructed aiv for him
r.x-.iov, iornery, nun in an niwiiiiwu
I. A . MJ . IKJl'ltril, v llli n .11 n .. uiiuitiiuti
(f . Mi,,,,,; ..m,,., Ht ie committee.
,. i)av nndfl. B. Arnold of Nt. I.011U
, i,OOMt ,.nrl(.
,, pitM r, ();,, u sluei , w ill prob
hi)v )t. ,eegnll. )lt HIK0
YOUNG TAFT VOTES TO-MORROW.
Ilartanl l.atT Nlmlenl.
Ilea Mesnscfciiirlls Healdenre.
I'AMMRIIslK, Jlass . April .K. Holleri
A. Tnft, sun of President Tafl, was
registered as u voter last night and will
"' " next Tuesday s primary
lie tins Deen a lesioeiu in .mna
nusells n.r one year ami oi ani. nuKe
( JOT BIX UK III III?! WHHII fill II IHI Ml I II i-r
lonng nut Is a siuueni in uie nai-
' H'" "f leglstratlon
PLAN TO PENSION WIDOWS.
ni..nel.ii.ell. Tarl Keep.
line luillariil Kmiilllrs iimrllier.
' Hr,,v, Apill Gov. I'oss has
u t.tll w hli b may pave the wny
; ,,. ,lriislonlms widows with chtldrtn.
T. vim mai(,.s n i.osslbl.- for Gov.
. .... . i...t.. ... (....
I IISS ill I1IMMU1 II I i.llllll.ri'iini i" iii.
Ilu(lte ,,. ,1,., hi,Ity (lf Mn-.snchusetls
,un 1(t wh,.rv,y UixUaii uf In-
IthriUKh lt chat Ity department, pay
these women pensions varying accord
ing to the number of children until
suih lime as the children's earnings
will make the family self-supporting.
I TORNADO DEADLKT NOW 41.
vice-ll'mir OklMhonia '1'iiniia Sllll Cut Off
t-Vniii Co in in a n lent I mi.
Oklahoma Ciiv, Okls., April '.'S The
lit of deaths fmm the toinadoc which
swept through Oklahoma on Saturday
was iiiigumeuicil to-day when it became
known that ten cisoi." were killed at
loss, nine at Hutler, two at Sentinel and
one at Hinton. 'Ibis tilings the known
dead up to forty-one.
The injured list will be in excess of 100.
Pour towns cannot be beurd from at
all Thev ate Kldorado, Warren, Illalr
and Marthn '1 hey weie tepoited blown
awav on Saturday afternoon and no cotn-
n.imicalioii since has been established.
I'rom l.ugert early teports were exag
gerated Onlv two ai- dead and three
Davs will be teuniie.l to asrertain the
full extent of the stoun's damage and to
obtain anything like a complete list of
the dead and iuji.te.l
WASHINGTON'S TITANIC BABY.
Mr. mill Mrs. I'eramnn Vnine Sun fur
Cul. Astur nnd .Mnjur Itutt.
Wasiiinoton, April SS. --"Archibald
Astor" Is the name of Washington's
Titanic baby. The child Is the son of
Mr. nnd Mrs. Cecil A. l-Vrguson of 1354
C street. Northeast, and was born on
the day tho Titanic went down.
"We both agreed that be should be
named after two of the" heroes of the
disaster, and we christened him Archi
bald Astor, after Major Hutt and CV.
Astor, and It Is our hope that he may
emulate the heroism of these men,"
said the mother.
QUITS TO FIGHT SOCIALISTS.
Ireretarr nf Klcclrlcsl Workers Msys
They've Hart t'nlons.
In a circular letter to the members of
tho International Protherhood of Elec
trical Workors Issuod yesterday by Peter
W. Collins, he says that he has decided
to resign tho office nf international sec
retary to which he was recently elected,
He gives as his reasonhis desire to devote
tho rest of his life to a campaign against
This cornea somewhat as a surprise
to the brotherhood, although he said nt
the time he was elected he would not
accent the office if it were offered to him
at the expiration of his term in I'.Ui,
Collins said In his letter that Iho attaoki
of the Socialists upon organised labor
have been vicious and not without results.
He says his intention is to enlist the sup.
port of all labor oi gan bat Ions in the fght
to kill socialism. He i motes Samuel
Gcnui era to the effe"t that the .ocialista
hao materially hurt the i.nl"oa and rt
mlU it blmseli,
U. S, WILL SUE THIS WEEK TO BREAK HARVESTER
TRUST WITH ACTION ROOSEVELT CALLED OFF
TAFT SAYS ROOSEVELT
MAKES FALSE CHARGE
Slinrp StntoiniMit From White
llonso on Harvester
WASN I' A (WHINKr MAJTKIt
i i ri' i n- .. in in. . i.
Anil 'laft. Was in Philippines
When Hoosevelt Settled
Wasiiinoto.v, April !.- President Tuft
pructically charges Tliecdoro ltoosevelt
with having uttered a falsehood in his
Worcester speech on Friday when he
declared that Mr. Tafl, ns a memlier of
the lioosevelt Cabinet, made the motion
that there should be no prosecution of
the harvester trust pending investigation
by the Commissioner of Corporations.
The President's reply to that feature of
t ol. lioosevelt s Worcester sticech is em-
bodied in a "personal statement" issued j
at the While House to-night
It appears that at the time in 1907. when
the proposed prosecution of tho harvester
trust was supposed to lie undei considera
tion by the lioosevelt Administration, Mr
Tnft, then Secretary of War, was not in
the United States.
President Tnft declares that he has no
recollection of the Harvester case ever
having been discussed while he was a
member of the Cabinet, adding, "I am
authorized to any by Mr Hoot and Sec
retary Wilson, both of whom were menr
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nave no recollection whatever or ever'
hearing the prosecution of the Hareeter
matter discussed in the Cabinet
The President Includes in his statement
an extract from a letter written by Herbert
Knox Smith, Commissioner of Corpora
tions, who says that he telephoned George
Vt . Perkins on November 7. 1907, by di
rection of President Hoosevelt, Ihnt no
suit would be brought against the cor
poration until after an inquiry by Com-
missioner Smith. On that date Secretary
of War Taft was in the Philippines, hav
ing sailed from Seattle on September 23
and not returning to the United States
until December 20.
President Taft took occasion to nn-
nounre In his stntemenl on the lioosevelt
speech that on April 21. List Wednesday. I
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.-.iiuiuej 'Mi'in'ini 11.1.V1 mum " in-
rected to bring suit ngainst the Harvester,
While the statement issued by the Presi-
dent to-night betrays no feeling, it is even
more sensational than his speeches ip
which he made personal attacks upon his
predecessor Mr Taft does not employ
"(be shorter and uglier" word, but he raises
a question of veracity that public men here
lielieve Col Roosevelt cannot evade.
Tne President's statement in full follows;
"Mr lioosevelt in bis speech nt Worces-
ter, as reported by 1he public press, re-
ferring to the harvester trust huh. said:
"As a niBtter of fact Mr. Tuft was n
tm tuber of my Cabinet when this Identical
case was f.lllv dl'cusso.t before the
Cablmt, snd he conllnlly .iptuoved the
in tlnn taken nnd Indeed, as a matter of
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IHI'I, III.. IlltlllUr.. IS llllll lie iiiii.rti. ii. :,
.he .,, In,, iiml theie should t. no i.rose-
riitlon of the harvester trust pending i
the Investigation Into the trust by the j
at fnult. I am authorized to say by Mr
Root and Secretary Wilson, both of whom I
wero members of tho Cabinet at that
time, that they huve no recollection whnt-
ever of ever hearing tho prosecution of
the Harvester mutter discussed in the quarters: (tint the trust har. a monopolistic grip
Cabinet, and Mr Root is very certain! "Mv recollection Is thai the hanrMcr upon tb manufacture of nil lines of agri
thnt he never Raw or heard of Mr. Herbert matter was before the Cabinet .n era) ! cultural implements but that the sgen-
Knox Smith's letter to Mr. Roosevelt,
under date of September 21, 1907, on the
"I am ablo to say the same thing. So
far as my recollection goes, I never beard
the harvester trust matter mentioned in
any Cabinet meeting that I intended;' This Interview w lth n;.c,ir Straur was J will btvo complete, unchallenged domlil
and I cannot be mistaken In the statement given out last nlcbt nt the Roorox eit ion of every branch of trade and commerce
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that I never saw nor knew of Mr. Herbert
Knox Smith's letter of September 2! to the
President until after my administration
had begun and tho time when tho prose-
cution came up in 1010 or 1011. And I
never saw or read tho letter until about
two months ago,
"This correspondence shows that the
subject matter of the prosecution of tho
International Harvester Company came
before President Roosevelt on August 22, 1 Hon by the Bureau. One of them was
1607, which in tho data of his letter to lumber, nnd the other, I think, was
Attorney-General Ronapnrte; that Mr. 'sterl.
Herbert Knox Smith's letter discussing, "Whether both Mr, Taft and Senator
the question and advising ngainst suit Root were present I cannot recall, but
was dated September 21, 1907; and that Mr. I am strongly Impressed by the belief
Smith's letter was forwarded by direction .that Senator Root was present."
of President Roosovclt under dato of 1
September 24 to tho Attorney-General. fATT AflUPFTI QAVR flAntTPTTl
with direction to tho Attorney-General to I 1A 1 AUttiiiilJ, HARFIiiLD.
bring the loiter to tho President that
week to talk over the matter.
"The official records show that Presi
dent Roosevelt left Washington in June,
1907, for Oyster Ray nnd returned from
Oyster Ray to Washington on September
2t nnd that on September 29 he left Wash
ington for a trip down the Mississippi
River, returning to Woshington on Oc
tober 23, 1907, and that ho remained In
Washington from that time on
"The official records of the War Do
partment show that I left Washington
In June of tho samn year and went to
Murray Ray, Canada; that I remained
thero until August, when I visited Oyster
Ray on August 13 nnd then went to Wash
ington on the 14th and left Washington
on August 19 for a Western trip through
Oklahoma, Missouri, the Yellowstone
Park, Washington and Oregon, reaching
Seattle on September 8 and sailing from
Seattle for the Philippines on September
13. I did not return to the United Ststes
until December 20, 1907.
"l have a letter from Mr, Herbert Kftox
Smith, Commissioner of the Bureau of Cor
porations, written at my request, in which
he uses the following language:
"On November 7,' l!07, which dale I
n.x from my personal diary, I telephoned
Mr. Perkins nt the President's order that
tli'j Picsldnit look the view that the
burenn's Investigation should come before
"ThN indicates with certainty the time
when tho matter was decided nnd shows
that if tho matter did cotno boforo tho
Cabinet at all It must have been after
September 21 and on or before Novcm-
iho country and could not have been
I present, and certainly could not have
'made n motion or suggestion in the
Cn,liml tIlBl MO Mlit bn pro,.cute(. ntii
;nfter the investlgmion.
Mr. Roosevelt asks why suit has not
been brought in this Administration
against tho Harvester trust company.
A report made to mo by the Attorney
General shows that shortly after the
decision by the Supremo Court of the
Standard Oil and Tobacco cases the
Attorney-General was about lo begin
suit against the International Harvester
Company when its representatives re
quested an opportunity, in apparent good
faith, to submit a reasonable plan of
reorganization or dissolution which would
meet every just cause of complaint.'
With my approval the Attorney-General ,
delayed bringing suit pending the con-
sideratlon of this proposition and during
negotiations which ensued looking to the
accomplishment of such results. These
negotiations were delayed, first, by
reason of the time required lo make an
examination of the books of the Harvester
company, and secondly, because of delay
in completing the report of the examiners,
duo to the fact that they were obliged
to susnend work on it in order to rnmntet
thole Wirl .n th c I 1 .rital in.'aa.Jnallnn I
These negotiations had continued until
April It, 1012, when, as I have before
mentioned, they came to a conclusion,
and it was determined that no agreement
could be reached which the Government
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could accept, and on that date the Attor
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ney-General was directed to bring suit
"William H. Tapt.
Friends of the President are delighted
with the President's arraignment of Col.
Roosevelt. In this Instance, at least,
they insist that Mr. Taft has "the goods
on his predecessor. The President's
charge that Col. Roosevelt was iu errr
w"en ne 8" that the Cabinet approved
,ne proposal to suspend prosecution of
the Harvester trust pending investiga
tion is buttressed by the testimony ef
K1'hti Root, one of Col. Roosevelt 'slnti-
mate friends, as well as that of James I
" ilsn, who served as Secretary of Agrl-
I culture during the SOVetl years of Col..
Roosevelt's occupancy of the White House, administration in its suit will makecharges
Neither rniin It lu K. I i.. .... mln.u,nka.M,llt.. i i 1 i , . w
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B,ln prejitntc". and tnetr friends insist
U' lesiitytne as tney nave done they
were inspired only ly a desire to see that
a ecpiare deal was accorded tho President
I here is good reason to believe that
lioni now on the Colonel will be -called"
every llmo be makes a statement that is
known to be Inaccurate. Tho President
entered on the controversy with great
reluctance and only nfter he had been
persuaded by friends that in the interest
of history the time had come for him to
tt-ll some truths about his predecessor.
Hoston. April 28.- Col. Roosevelt re
, lired ver- early to-night becauso of nn
early morning start to-morrow. He
could not be reached with regard to
President Taft'n statement to-night deny.
, ing mat rresident laft was present at
I...I.1M-, .. in . .,
an Inhinet meeting which discussed the
STRAUS ON HARVESTER SUIT,
Crlrlon Refers tn
llreollretlon nf It.
George ft. Cortelynu said Uim nlqht
lu n statement from Hoo.seet head-
tlnirs, Mr. Straus, who wan Secret.it v
nf Commerce nnd Labor then, bad with
the Attorncy-Grner.il Immediate Juiln
dlrtlon over It and would bo able ti.
speak accurately I mikecm tint vou
I distinctly remember that the Har
vester matter came up at one Cabinet
meeting, nnd my recnllerjlin Is at two
, meetings. I recall that I mode a verbal
, report of the pt ogress then mode by
, the Hitrcati of Corporations.
"There were several mstterR of n
, similar nature that took priority over
j the Harvester nritter In the Investlga
Former Sroretnri' Hectares He Ap.
proved Itonsevelt .Methods.
Ct.r.vr.i.ANii. April 28. In a statement
made public here to-night James It, Gar
field, who was Secretary of the Interior
In President Ronsevclt'u Cabinet, takes
Issue with President Taft's declara
tion relative to tho attitude of the
Roosevelt Cabinet tnwnrd the harvester
"Mr. Taft was In absolute accord at
all times with the method Ihnt was
used In dealing with the Investigation
nnd prosecution qf grent corporations,"
he snld. "There woh no different method
used In dealing with the Harvester com
pany than with any other corporation.
"Further, the Harvester and Steel com-
of Immunity such ns had arisen In the
beef case, nnd they understood that If
the Investigations developed facts Justl-
fylng prosecution, prosecution would
.follow, Mr. Taft was In absolute oc-
I cord with that method."
"Good" Trust of Five Years
Ago Now Called "Bad"
in Many Ways.
MAY ASK FOR RECEIVER
If Court Deems It Advisable, '
to Wind Up Company's
TRUST WILL FIGHT NOW
Accused of Hiding Behind
Some Rivals and of
IS A GROWING MONOPOLY
With Already a 30 to 90 Per Cent.
Clutch of All Trades In Its
Line, It Is Charged.
Negotiations for the, voluntary dl
",olu,lon of th" ,ntr',in, Hrmtr
Company have failed, and a suit in equity
under the Sherman anti-trust law will ba
filed by the Federal Government within
a few days against the big corporation.
It is understood that Federal officials
would have instituted the suit several
days ago were It not for the fear that such
action might be misconstrued as an effort
on the part, of the Taft administration to
play politics. While the Government
officials have declined to discuss the de
tails of the proposed suit information has
leaked out which warrants the state-,
ment that it will make interesting reading
in the light of the attitude of the Roose
velt administration toward such litiga
tion. Herbert Knox Smith, President Roose
velt's Commissioner of Corporations,
recommended five years ago that ths
proposed suit against the harvester trust
be called off on the ground that the only
complaint against it seemed to be a tech
nical legal violation of the Sherman anti
trust law. This presumably was the view
of Col. Roosevelt when he ordered his
Attorney-General, Charles 3. Bonaparte,
to hold up the filing of the suit.
It was learned last night that the Taft
Rr ugyunu leciinicai iegi vioiaiions Ol
the Sherman anti-trust law. It will
charge that the International Harvester
Company is a "bad" not a "good" trust,
as the Roosevelt administration charac
terized it, and that it has resorted to
i unfair business methods.
I sentations and unlawful means to secure
its monopolistic control.
its monopolistic control.
It is understood that the Federal Gov
ernment will ask tho court not only to
dissolve the trust into its component parte
but to restrain the company nnd Its sell
ing agency from engaging In Interstate
commerce. It is likely also that tho Gov
ernment will ask the court in this case, as
it did In the tobacco trust case, to appoint
receivers to take over the property and
affairs of the involved combination and to
wind it up if, in tho opinion of tho court,
such a course ii deemed advisable.
Tho Federal Government will eharire
I that the trust controls between 8i and,
jsn per cent of nil the harvester machine
business of the country, 75 per cent of
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Ul'M.ei i .uniiier--, tr, 'ei eui 1,1 ..in
oinneiy iwine mieiness nnn per cent,
of the ssIim of nil lines of farming imple-
I Th" Government will allego not only
1 r'ri fr distribution, tho retsi! iraplment
idcaWe. and othr are rapidly coming
under tb trust's undisputed control.
The Government will charge that unless
this control in prevented and restrained
th International Harvester Company
in agricultural implements of all kindi
The International Hftrvefer Company,
the International Harvester Company
of America, the International Fhx Twine
Company, the Wisconsin Steel Company,
the Wisconsin Lumber Company, the llli
nols and Northern Railway Company
and the Chicago, West Pullman and South-
' ern Railway Company will b made do-
fendants in the tuit
Among tho individual defendants will
be Cyrus H. McCormick, Charles Deer
Ing, George W Perkins, James Deering,
William H Jones, Harold F McCormick,
Edgar A Bancroft, George F. Baker,
E. G. M. Gary, Charles Steele and John A.
Tho Government o gents are prepared
to show that prior to 1902, when Uie Inter
national Harvester Company was organ
ized, the McCormick Harvesting Machine
Company, tho Deering Company, the
Piano Manufacturing Company and the
Warder, Rushnell Glessner Company,
four big harvesting machine manufao.
turers, were in active competition The
Government will contend that these com
panies had an aggregate output of M
per cent of all the harvesting machines
and over SO per cent, of the binder twine
In the country. In this period of com
petition some ten or twelve concerns, it
will be contended, were successfully
engaged in the manufacture of harvest
ing machinery The capitalization of
the International Harvester Company,
organized to take over these competing
concerns, was 1120,000,000,
The first snse encountered by the new
combination was found in the laws of
j several States which forbade corporations
of euch large capitalization front doing
business In those States. To evade these
statutes the International Harvester Com
pany, the Government i prepared to
allege, fcqctHU ul tne Milwaukee Hat-