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WASHINGTON. 2. C MONDAY. APRIL 29. 1912.-TWELYE PAGES.
Alger Dmds MM Slants
Goysmmenl Savi Awwri-
cms in Mexico,
ENVOY IS ON HIS WAY HERE
"No Other Hope Bunnterientlop."
Hb Says Atrocities Big
Los Angeles.' "CsT," Aprtl "28. "Bearing 1
dispatches to the State Department from
United States Consul William. A. Alger
at M ratlin, containing., frantic appeal
to the government to save the thousand!
of Americana upon the west coast ot
Mexico, MaJ. Carl F. rttMHIornV bfLos'
Angeles, raced from the German ateamei
Abyssinia in -Los Angeles Harbor last
night to the 'nearest telephone office.
The Abyssinia reached port witC
twelve American men. women and chil
dren who came aboard the steamer at
Maxatlan several days ago and 'Implored
the captain to save them from , mas
MaJ Petersdorft" states tbft Consu.
Alger sent an earnest personal appea
to Washington some time ago for the
prcsence'of a war ship to take care ot
unprotected Americans. The message
was ignored. The consul then dispatched
MaJ. PetersdortT on the AbysslnV In I
last desperate effort to reach Washing
ton by sending a message from an Amer
According to MaJ. PetersdortT more thar
mo Americans are marooned at Maxatlan
unable to get away. Jtai. Petersdorn
states that the consul's last words tc
turn were: "There Is no other hope but
in ten en tlon. It roust come to protect
the lives of thousands of Americans In
Mexico and to -save the wreck of their
Describing the atrocities perpetrated by
the Mexican bandits, MaJ. Petersdorft
"A short time ago a band of SCO rebels,
led by Pilar Qulntero and Antonio
franco, entered the town .of Cosalo, near
.which mymihlnsprppertiea are 'located.
iPie35jumDleteJydestrtored "-ttva, Juwn,
rnurdereC the malorltyjrof mala Inhab
it little girl in the city. From Cosalo the
.rebels were -advancing on Maxatlan, 100
tmlles distant, when I left.
"Qulntero used dynamite bombs in
wrecking Cosalo. I have since learned
they repeated the performance at Culla
can. When I left the Americans at
JMazatlan had procured all the arms
thy could get and were at work throw
ing up breastworks in an Important por
tion of tBe city.
"Mazatlan is protected by about 3
soldiers loyal to Madero. but their loy
alty Is -watering with the advance of
the rebels "
Women Witness Bntchery.
San Francisco, April 3. The constant
stream of refugees flowing through this
ort from Mexico was added to to-day
when the steamer Newport docked and
fifty-six men, women, and children has
tened ashore, expressing thankfulness to
be once more in a country where their
lives were not in constant danger
The stories of the scenes of butchery
witnessed by many of the women refu
gees as they were making their escape
were so revolting that several broke
down and wept. On no less than six
occasions were the trains bearing the
refugees to safety held up by the revo
lutionists or bandits, and before the
eyes of the women and children the en
tire guard of government troops on board
butchered. After terrifying the passen
gers with this grewsome sight, the vic
tors looted the train and robbed every
person on board One woman, whose
husband is holding an executive position
for one of the largest corporations in
Mexico, explained that the situation ot
the men was so precarious that they
dared not tell of all the terrible things
Swear to Kill "Grin-roes."
"We dare not talk." she said. "My
husband, as well as trotidreds and possi
bly thousands of 'gringoes,' as they are
called by the natives, are far away from
any possible succor in case matters be
precipitated In Mexico and this country
Intervenes. The natives declare that If
Uncle Sam steps In they will kill 'every
grlngo In he country. Thl would be es
peclally true if Intervention was not at
tended with the dispatching of a consid
erable army into many different states
The United States Army transport
Buford. bound for Mexico to rescue 1,000
or more Americans who have appealed
for help, sailed at 9 o'clock to-night
tinder orders of the War Department.
The Buford will ail dtrct for Topo-
lobamno. where she will receive addi
tional orders about the course to be
pursued in Mexico.
The Buford is 'equipped with a wireless
telegraph outfit, and besides her regu
lar crew Is taking a company from the
United States Army Hospital Corps.
The Buford was not scheduled to sail
until to-morrow, but rush orders to com
plete tier coal supply and provisions
arrived this morning Work of making
her ready took all day, and when she
slid out ot the bay In the dark tonight
only a few persons were aware that she
Eight thousand Mexican Federal troops
and 6,000 rebels are marching toward
each other, prepared to fight what may
prove a decisive battle, so far as the revo
Uutionary movement of Rebel Leader
Orozco is concerned, according ,to re
ports that reached the State Department
eater-day from official source. The two
armies were nearing each" other early
yesterday morning, and it la thought
that the fighting will have begun by this
Steamer Cntrhea Fire.
Los Angeles, April .28. TJie passenger
steamer Harvard, one oftfie two largest
rassenger boats on thePaclflc Coast,
caught fire in San Pedro Harbor. The
flames were eaUnguiiihed with small
lost i i
Wanted to See H&sgiaf.
Chsmbersburg, Pa, April IS,- -Denla
CrIHey and John Dunn, of
Hagerstpwn, MdL, are disappoint
ed because they cannot see Will
Jam Reed banged. They got in
toxicated for the purpose, were
arrested, refused to pay fines and
-were sent to Jail, where they ex
pected to see Reed put 'to death
"After we landed In jail, said
CrIHey. found that the pris
oners couldn't see the hanging.
CLEW TO VESSEL
Senator Smith, chairman ot the Senate
committee investigating the Titanic dis
aster, yesterday was In communication
with New York by long-distance tele
phone and dipatch-d a couple of men
to that city to run down some new in
formation that bad been given to him
bearing on the inquiry in progress.
Ho declined to discuss the nature ot this
Information, but admitted that agents ot
the government were watching develop
ments in New York.
"The Senator also cabled to Germany to
obtain Information from the liner Frank
furt, which is reported to have been near
the scene of the wreck when the Titanic
sank, and by his orders all North At
lantic ports are being combed for vessels
clearing early in April in tne nope inai
some track .rosy be found of. the unidenti
fied schooner which was referred to by
Capt. J. H. Moore, of the Mount Temple,
Iq his testimony Saturday.
It was learned yesterday that J. .Bruce
Ismay. President of the International
Mercantile Marine Company, made a
formal request that he be excused and
allowed to return to his family and busi
ness In England. Permission to leave
was oenied Mr. Ismay. Senator Smith
and Mr. Ismay exchanged letters on the
subject. It Is believed that the text of
these communications will come out
when Mr. Ismay Is again examined. Mr.
Ismay remained 1n Washington yester
dav and took an automobile ride. P. A.
S Franklin. Vice President of the com
pany, returned to New York Saturday
night, but Is expected to be present when
the committee resumes Its Inquiry this
Tnorninsr. The officers and crew of the
Titanic yesterday lounged about their
Senator Smith will advise with his col
leagues on the committee to-day about
taking the depositions of tne omcers ana
crew of the Mackay-Bennett at "Halifax.
Copies for Enaland.
The committee has determined to have
Its testimony printed, and Senator Smith
has announced that he will transmit
copies to the authorities in England for
thK use of the inquiry which Lord
Mersey's court will -undertake. The Ben-
tan- h nlved s dozen or more caoie
grams tromv Bnglandajklng-ior ertM
Bed copies of the testimony. -" l
While the omcers oi mo naoro nT
fared well enough during their stay In
Washington, the seamen, stewards, and
stokers have complained or tne treat
ment accorded them. None of them had
any funds when they reached the city,
and It, became necessary for the Assist
ant Sergeant-at-arms to provide them
with money. A performance was given at
the Imperial Theater yesterday ror tne
benefit of the crew. A few ot them nave
realized profit on the -sale of English
money to souvenir hunters.
The committee has -under consideration
the question of asking the Senate to at.
low the officers and crew ot the Titanic
witness fee of a day. Ordinarily
witnesses who are called by Congress
committees are allowed a fee of 3 a day
and legitimate traveling expenses to
and from Washington. The Englishmen,
however, are required to remain at a
hotel, and pay their own expenses wnne
in the city. The cheapest rate tney
cpuld get was &W a day. Tms leaves
them only 60 cents a day ror pocaet
change-, and they have made bitter com
plaints on this score.
Operators Are Inbpoenaed.
senator Smith expects to pursue the
inquiry concerning the. action of tne
Marconi wireless operators on the night
of the disaster, and immediately fol
lowing. Fred M. Sammls, Chief .en
gineer and Manager Bottomly, of the
New York Marconi wireless office; Har
old Bride, surviving operator of the Ti
tanic; and a wireless operator of the
coal station at Taunton, Mass, have
been summoned to appear this week
It is believed that Sammls and Bot
tomly will be placed on tne stand to-day.
and it Is possible that the wireless oper
ators from the scout cruisers Chester
and Salem, which sought to communt
mate with the Carpathla, will also be
called by the committee, to tell of their
equipment and efficiency.
KILLED IN DUEL
BY RIVAL SDITOR
After Unsatisfactory list Fight,
Two Hen Procure Gnus and
Shoot acn Other.
Philadelphia, April "3. After an
satisfactory st fight over a woman with
whom both were Infatuated, John Lar
kins. twenty-one years old. and Frank
Roddy, thirty years old, fought a duel
with shotguns to-day at St. Martins vil
lage, in which the latter was killed and
the former mortally wounded. Neither
man being able ,to gain the advantage
with bare Bats. Larklns suggested
settlement according to -the code duello
and Roddy accepted.
Each man obtained a shotgun and en
gaged a friend as a second and repaired
to an open field. The seconds meas
ured oft fifty paces, Roddy and Larklns
took their places at -either end of the
Imaginary line with backs turned, wheeled
About when the word was given and
.Larklns fell at tne flrst volley, the
bucksh-K. tearing a noie in his abdomen.
Raising "himself, he shot Roddy in the
face, the load tearing aawy bis entire
jaw. Roddy was dead when the police
reached the scene and at a late nour
Larklns bad not recovered conscious
ness. AMEMC AH EKQIHEEE IS SAFE.
Tucson, Ariz., April 3.-Georg B.
Carpenter, an American engineer from
Los Angeles, who nas not. been heard
from since his camp of Irrigation engi
neers near Topolobampo, Sfnallo, was
raided o a band or rebels some weeks
ago, has- lrcen located.
n& 't wBtggSfjrstSrSrl'OLMiBfM 557goi
GET OFF THE
Action by Wickersham Dae
to Failure to Reach
By direction ot President Taft, Attor
ney General Wickersham will shortly file
civil suit asking for the dissolution
ot the International Harvester Company
under the Sherman anti-trust law This
became known last night, following the
publication of President Taft's statement
on the harvester case. Negotiations have
been in progress between Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham and the -legal repre
sentatives of the Harvester Trust for
The abandonment of the negotiations
was ordered last week, when the Presi
dent directed Mr. Wickersham to insti
tute suit against the company in view
of the failure to reach an adjustment
of the terms ot the dissolution ot the
Harvester Corporation. The civl suit
against the harvester company -has been
contemplatedfor about a year.
Had Sought Respite.
The agents ot the Department of Jus
tice had completed their investigation in
to the affairs ot the company, and a
bill had been prepared when the Harvest
er company asked that the filing of the
suit be delayed pending an attempt to
reach an amicable agreement. President
Taft and Attorney General Wickersham
complied with this request In order to
avoid. If possible, the delay and expense
of a contested litigation.
Had an agreement been reached the
proceeding would have been formal and
perfunctory and would hare consisted of
the filing of the suit and the acceptance
of an agreed decree drawn up in ad
vance by the government and the coun
sel for the Harvester company, defining
the basis of the dissolution of the cor
poration. The -failure of the negotiations,
However, win result in a legal cattle.
SHOT IN FIGHT AT
PIMLICO RACE TRACK
Baltimore. ML. April a Victim of the
flrst serious fight at the spring meeting
at Plmllco race track. Henry Green.
fifty-four years old. an employe of one ot
the stables there, lies in the Man-land
General Hospital with a serious bullet
wound extending from his Jaw to the
backbone, while William Miller, of New
York City, who is charged with (he shoot-
Inc. Is a Drisoner In the Arlington noll-
station, awaiting a hearing.
The shooting took, place according to
the county police, during a fight between
the two men last night, To-day Green Is
In a serious condition.. The bullet, which
entered his cheek, penetrated the Jaw
bone and lodged against the spinal col
umn In the neck. p- '
After the shootlm? atabla emnlnv
caned Dr, W. 33. 'Wells, of Park Heights
Avenue, who 'dressed the wound and
hurried the patient to the hospital.
At the time of Millers arrest the coun
ty police had not learned that Green
was shot, and It was not until to-day
that they learned his shot had struck J
BE REASONABLE, TEDDY.-
FRONT PAGE AND GIVE
FOUR WOMEN SERVE.
San Francisco, April HL For the flrst
time In the history of San Francisco
wqmen were represented In a coroner's
jury, which met to place the responsi
bility for the death of Miss Emma Steh
lln. who died at the Central Emergency
Hospital of Injuries received when she
was struck by a machine driven by Dr.
E. H. Howell, formerly member of tha
Central Emergency Hospital staff.
Four women were Impaneled on the
Jury. They were Mrs. Josle Monahor
Mrs. Florence Hortell, Miss Rose Meiers,
and Miss Neva Burmelster.
The other members were all promi
nent business men. making one of the
most unusual Juries that has ever been
After deliberating on the testimony of
witnesses, the jury, found that the aged
woman a death was accidental, ind in
its verdict declared that "Dr. Howell
used every effort to prevent the accident."
ARREST OF ARTIST
London. April "5. Edward Tennyson
Reld, famous artist on Punch, a man ot
the highest standing both artistically
and socially, and hitherto ot unsullied
reputationywas convicted last, week be
fore a magistrate ot exhibiting Improper
photographs to little girls on Ealing
Commons. He was fined CO.
Mr. Reld, who indignantly denied the
accusation, summoned several eminent
people to testify that his character was
good. He has appealed from, the sen
tence. He explains ,lhat he Is fend of
photographing groups of children for ar
tistic purposes, and to show these Httle
girls, whom he did, not know, why he
wished to have them poee. he exhibited
some photographs of people bathing at
The case has caused a sensation, as
Mr. Reed Is one ot the best known news
paper artists In England, His father, the
late Sir E. I. Reld. waa chief constructor
to the British and Russian navies, and
was a Minister in the British govern
ment. ' t
Wllhemlnst to 1 lilt Paris.
Parlsr April a Queen Wllhelmina, of
Holland, and the Prince Consort plan a
visit to Paris in June.
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first eighteen illustrations will
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ME A SHOW.
All Bodies Except One Iden
tified Seventeen More
EXfEGT PAINFUL SCENE
Halifax. April 3. Wireless messages
received to-day from the Mackay-Bennett.
cable ship, report that all except
one of the 19 bodies on that boat have
been Identified. The Mackay-Bennett
also sent In the names ot the seventeen
Titanic victims whose bodies have been
identified. The names are:
R. C. BRISTOW.
GUSTAV J. JOHANSSON.
THOMAS MORGAN .
ROBERT D. NORMAN.
DEL CARLO SEVESTIANO.
The cable shlp-Mlnia also sent a wire
less by way of Campcrdown. confirming
the recovery of the body of Charles M.
Hays, former president ot the Grand
DocLa This Evening.
The Mackay-Bennett Is to-night abeam
of Cape Sable, and should arrlv e here to
morrow evening about 9 or 10 o'clock.
Vincent Astor and Nicholas Biddle ar
rived here early to-day In their private
car, and are making arrangements for
the care and transportation of the body
of Col. John Jacob Astor
A change has been made In the local
arrangements tor the handling of the
bodies. At first It was the lnt-ntion to
transfer the Identified bodies to fie un
dertaklng rooms, but now, seeing tiut
so many have been Identified, the deter
mination has been reached to aend all
to the Mayflower curling rink. As soon
as they have been placed In coffins
there and properly claimed by friends
they will be taken to the railroad station.
The agents announce that white bodies
will be given over to friends with proper
credentials, vaiuaoiea ana papers found
the bodies will jka delivered only
upon proper Identlficarrln. This is done
on the strength of instructions from New
York and other cities.
" Mlnla to Continue Search.
The telegram from the Mlnia la as
"Confirm recovery of the body ot
Charles M. Mays; also following third
class passengers: Sogurd, M. Moen, and
Jacob Alfred Wiklundr also engineer
with Initials A. TI. M.; Italian, Donati
(waiter). A. Stanbrooke (steward)., Ed-
jrard Eliot (fireman): also man with In
itials H. R, on evening clothes and'euff
buttons (gold), marked S. G. Ail on
'Also buried unidentified fireman in
latitude 41.35, longitude 49.S0.
"Northerly gales, rough, seas, for; to
day (yesterday). Nothing done. Bodies
much scattered; no groups; necessary to
steam over wide area. AH vessels re
port no wreckage, or bodies seed. Be
lieve the Mackay-Bennett has collected
nearly-' all obtainable. Will continue
search when weather moderates-"
THAT'S GODtG S0KX!
"Wlnsted. Conn, April- J. One
of the weirdest freaks of light
ning In the annals of Wlnsted oc
curred during a storm hero this
afternoon. A bolt hit the resi
dence of Joseph P. Kimball, a
t coal merchant, went down the
chimney, put out the fire, threw
the lids off the stove, .turned the
hair oft a pet cat, which was
drowsing near the fire, and went
out the door, ringing the door
bell as it dd so. No other dam
age was done the house)
SLAIN 8Y POLICE
Gendarmes, Aided by Artil
lery, -Kill Men Who Ter
TBAPPED IN GABAGE
Crowd of 10,000 Looks on While H.
Lepin Directs Work of Boat
Paris, April K. After their lair had
been wrecked by two terrific charges
of dynamite, the bullets or police, detec
tives, and gendarmes advancing under
cover of artillery having failed to dis
lodge -them. Dubois, the world famous
anarchist, and Bonnot. the "demon
chauffeur" of the "Phantom death car,"
ot the automobile bandits wno have ter
rorized Paris for two years, were to
day shot dead in a hand to hand en
counter In a small garage at Cholsy Le
Rot, on the- outskirts or Paris.
The, battle, which waa the most sensa
tional ever fought in France between
police and hunted criminals, waa wit
nessed by a crowd ot more than ,10,00c
persons. The entire city has been thrown
in an uproar ot excitement by the con
flict. Dubois was Instantly kUcd by the ads
vanclnir nolle after ha had raised ntm-
i&r-eft from fhe auto toum5vi"in wnicfc:
hr was "biding and tired his four last
shots, and Bonnot Was mortally wound
ed as he raised himself to fire from be
tween two mattresses In which he had
sought safety from the dynamite blasts.
two of the detectives participating in
the flghjt were seriously wounded.
Bonnot within the past few months
had become one of the most daring
murderers In the criminal history or
r ranee. A score of robberies, in the ex-
ecuuon of many of which several per
sons were killed, were planned dt Bon
not The bandits always escaped In a
taxlcab and It was Bonnot who piloted
the machine from the clutches ot the
3f. Lepin Leads Attack.
Yesterday It became known that Bon
not and some of his gang were lurking
at Cholsy le Roi, a township southeast
of Paris and not far from Ivry. Finger
prints left by Bonnot on an automobile
during qne of his gang's melees enabled
the police to confirm this Information.
At dawn to-day six automobiles laden
with detectives, led by M Leplne, pre
fect of police, and detectives under Chief
of Detective Qulchard. rushed to the
suburb and surrounded a small garage
which the two bandits had been seen
to enter early this morning The garage
was little more than a small shed.
Local gendarmes were called out and
all the neighboring dwellings were or
dered evacuated At 10 o'clock, when the
police were still busy with their prelim
inary operations, a crowd of S.O0O persons
had gathered. Fire lines were drawn to
keep the throng outside the danger zone.
More than a hundred Inhabitants of
Cholsy, armed with shosguns, volun
teered their services and were accepted
by M. Leplne. At 10 M the flrst advance
was made on the garage, and the at-
Contlnnrd on Math Page.
LAWYER IS VICTIM
OF SPEED MANIA
Hindsdill Parsons Dies When New
Auto He Was Driving Turns
Turtle in Eoad.
Schenectadv. N. Y. April 3.-HlndsdlU
Parsons, fourth vice president of the
General Electric Company and a noted
lawyer, with offices In New York and
Schenectady, was Instantly killed this
afternoon nhlle en route from New
lork to his home In this city. Mr. Par
sons was traveling with his secretary,
B. H. Welsbred, of Amsterdam, and his
chauffeur, J C Nicholson, of this city.
Mr. Parsons waa at the wheel. The
car was new and on Its maiden trip.
When within three miles of Albany, on
the Columbia turnpike, Mr. Parsons per
mitted the car to gain great headway.
An explosion ot the rear left tire sud
denly caused the car to leave the road
and turn turtle. Both Welabred and the
chauffeur jumped, but Mr. Parsons was
caught under the tonnean and his head
cruihed. He died almost Instantly.
Nicholson and Weisbred were ooth
picked up and hurried to the Albany
hospital, out their injuries are not seri
Mr. Parsons was known as a reckless
driver. His car was said to be going
seventy-five miles an hour when the ac
Mr. Parsons' family is prominently
Identified with ther Harvester Trust ln-
tcresta. His rather was killed In an
automobile accident In Mexico City
three years ago.
Baltimore and Ohio R. It,
Pimlico races. Baltimore. April 3 to
May IS. Trains "Every Honr on the
Hour" to Carodep- Station. Baltimore.
Street ears direct to flnlllco track-
TAFT HITS BACK
HARD AT T. R
Cfairgis Colonel Lltd it His'
Worctsttr Spweh Atoll
OUT OF THE U, S. IN 1907
As Secretary of War, Mr. Taft O-sales
He Moved the Caklntf to
President Taft practically charges TTisl
dore Roosevelt wltht having uttered a
falsehood In bis Worcester speech Fri
day, when he declared that Mr. Taft. as
a member of the Roosevelt Cabinet, made
the motion that there should be no pros
ecution ot the Harvester Trust pendlnff
Investigation by the Commissioner or?
Corporations. The President's reply to
that feature of Cot Roosevelt's Wor
cester speech dealing with the affairs of
the Harvester Trust was embodied in a,
"personal statement" Issued at the Whlta
House last night-
It appears that at the time In 1907
when the proposed prosecution of ths
Harvester Trust was supposed to be un
der consideration by the Roosevelt Ad-
ministration, Mr. Taft. then Secretary of
War. was not in the United States.
President Taft declares that he has no
recollection of the Harvester case ever
having been discussed while he was a
member of the Cabinet, adding:
Denied liy Both.
I am authorized to say by Mr. Root
and Secretary Wilson, both of whom
were members of the Cabinet at that
time, that they have no recollection
whatever of ever hearing the prosecu
tion of the Harvester matter discussed
In the Cabinet"
The President includes In his- state
ment an extract from a letter written
by Herbert Knox Smith. Commissioner
of Corporations, who declares that he
telephoned George W. Perkins on No
vember 7. 1907, by direction of President
Roosevelt, that no suit would be brought
against the corporation until after an In
quiry by Commissioner Smith. On that
data Secretary ot War Taft was in the
Philippines, having sailed from Seattle
on September U. and not returning to
tin United. States until December -M.
BT.resident TafC tock occasion to an
nounce In Ms statement on the 1oo"e
velt speech that on April ri last Wed
nesday Attorney General S ickershare
was directed to bring suit against the
While the statement issued by the
President last night betrays no feeling.
It Is even more sensational than hi
speeches. In which he made personal at.
tacks upon his predecessor While Mr
Taft does not employ the "shorter and
uglier" word he raises a question of
veracity that public men here believe Col
Roosevelt cannot evade. The President s
statement in full follows.
Memory at Fanlt.
Mr. Roosevelt, in his speech at Wor
cester, as reported by the public press.
referring to the Harvester Trust suit,
said: As a matter of fact. Mr. Taft was
a member of my Cabinet when this iden
tical case was fully discussed before the
Cabinet, and he cordially approved the
action taken, and. Indeed, as a matter
of fact, my memory Is that he himself
made the moUon that there should be
no prosecution of the Harvester Trust
pending the investigation Into the trust
by the Bureau of Corporations '
"Mr Roosevelt's memory is very much
at fault- I am authorized to ssy by Mr
Root and Secretary Wilson, both of
whom were members of the Cabinet at
that time, that they have no recollection
whatever of ever hearing the prosecution
of the Harvester matter discussed In ths
Cabinet. And Mr Root Is very certain
that he never saw or heard of Mr. Her
bert Knox Smith's letter to Mr. Roose
velt under date of September 21. 1907, on
"I am able to say the same thing.
So far as mv recollection goes I never
beard the Harvester Trust matter men
tioned In any Cabinet meeting that I
attended: and I cannot be mistaken in
the statement that I never saw or knew
Contlnned on Faare Six.
KEITH HOI OWNS
Deal Completed Whereby Vaudeville
Magnate Obtains Bival Theaters
in New York and Elsewhere.
New York, April K. It was officially
announced to-day that B F Keith bad
purchased the Percy G. Williams circuit
of vaudeville theaters In New York, and
the deal hadi been completed wherebj
practically alt the vaudeville Interests In
the country had been consolidated. This
was accomplished as the result of a deal
with Messrs. Myerfeld and Beck, of the
Orphewrr Circuit; Mrs. C. E. Kohl, ot
Chicago, and Max Anderson, of New
While the figures paid to Mr. Williams
for the control ot his bouses Is not stat
ed. It Is rumored that the amount waa
between .000.000 and Js.000,C00. Through
the purchase of the Williams circuit and
the combination made with the other in
terests, Keith and his associates. E. F.
Albee. Paul Keith, and John A. Burdock
are In control of the high-class vaude
ville houses as tar west as Chicago.
West ot Chicago Morris Myerfeld. jr..
and Martin Beck will have charge with
the Orpheuui Circuit.
This Unking ot the Western, Middle
Western, and Eastern "interests In one
great combination clarifies the vaudeville
situation according to the persona in
terested. For many weeks there have been
rumors that Mr. Williams was going to
sell his. theaters In New York. ' These
are the Colonial, the Alhambra, and the
Bronx, and five theaters In Brooklyn. It
waa only recently, however, that Keith's
name was associated with lbs rumor as
the probable purchaser. t