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Roosevelt Returns to
Attack on President's
Again Asserts That His Former
Cabinet Officer Knew All
Facts in Harvester Trust De?
cision and Approved
ble for Him to Forget.
Oyster Bay. N. Y? May S?In a
statement Issued hore to-night by
colonel Koosevelt, In reply iu Presi?
dent Tail's speech In Baltimore last
night, the Colonel asserta that Mr.
Taft knew he was making an untrue
siuteiium when he sai.i the former
? President expressed the opinion that
tlit antitrust law ought to be repealed.
11* also again contradicts the Presi?
dent In regard to the "harvester trust'1
case, saying that at a Cabinet meeting
and in private conversation with him,
air. Taft "repeatedly and emphatically
approved the course actually taken."
Colonel Itoosevult'a statement fol?
'?With Sir. Taffs personal opinion
about me 1 have; no concern beyond
pointing out t);.: sufficiently obvious
lact that he never discovered that 1
was dangerous to the people until I
had been obliged to come to the con?
clusion that he was useless to the
people. But his specific statements as
lu the trusts, the crookedness In se?
lecting delegates and the Lorlmer ;ti
cldent 1 shall once again answer, al?
though 1 have answered them specifi?
cally In Massachusetts, and although
Mr. Tafts repetition of them now
is Incompatible with sincerity of
purpose or conv'ctluu on his part.
Knew All the Pacts.
"Mr. Taft knew all the facts acout
the harvester trust decision, and ho
was present at a Cabinet meeting
where they were all discussed, and
si that Cabinet meeting and also In
private conversation with me, he re?
peatedly and emphatically approved
the course actually taken, just as he
repeatedly an<l emphatically approved
the course taken "i regards the Ten?
nessee Coal and Iron Company. He
was absi tit from the country win n Mr.
Smith was .-. porting to me, and con?
sulting with Mr. Bonaparte, but after
his return In January the matter came
up again, and It appeared that Mr
Honaparte hau not understood that my
judgment was that the course advo?
cated by Mr. Smith was the proper one
"Accordingly, the matter was gone
ov. r at length In the Cabinet meeting.
Mt. Bonaparte was the only member
who was Inclined to believe that the
niits should be continued without .re?
gard to Mr. Smith's investigation. Mr.
Taft emphatically took the opposite
ground, and It Is utterly Impossible
that he should now have forgotten
that he did thus, as a member of my
Cabinet, take the opposite ground.
"Of course, as a member of my
Cabinet, who at that time I was sup?
porting for the presidency, lie knew,
and could t.ot avob*. knowing, every?
thing of any Importance that went on.
It is Impossible to reconcile his pres?
ent pos'tlon with any standard of
honorable conduct, whether we -ac?
cept the view that he then approved
what he believed to be wrong or
whether we-accept the only alternative
which Is that he now denies what he
cannot possibly help remembering.
Moreover, he has been President for
three years; every document was in
Ms possession throughout these three
years, and If he Is right now, his three!
years' delay In inexcusable.
Snw Trust Representative.
"I saw Mr. Perkins in this matter
precisely as I saw Mr. Morgan at the
time of beginning the Northern Se- j
curitles suit, and as 1 saw represen?
tatives of the Standard Oil trust asaln
end again at the time of beginning
the Standard Oil suit. Just as In the
caBo of every large s..lt l saw any
party Interested who asked to appear
hifote me. I believed tlun ami be?
lieve n?w that the course urged by
Mr. Smith -ras the only one to take.
.. hile It was not necessary lor me
to. and while, as a matter ,,f fact. 1
did hot make up my mind as to
whether Mr Smith was correct In his
belief as to what the investigation
would show. It was my -lear duty to
follow the recommendation and have
him make the investigation before any
suit was undertaken. Mr. Taft, not
once merely, but a-,v. in . id again, ex?
pressed his complete acquiescence In
Has Not Changed Ml ml.
"Mr. Tuft says I have changed my
nilr.d about the antitrust law. He well
knows that the position , lake now Is
precisely the position t took again
and again in speeches and messages
to Congress, while 1 wai President, lie1
was then In my Cabinet, and repeated-1
|y expressed his approval of what I
"Mr. Taft says I have said that the(
antitrust law ought to be repealed.
Mr. Taft well knows that this Is not
true. I have always explicitly stated
that It ought to be kept on the books
and really enforced (no: merely noni-1
lnajly enforced, as has been done by
Mr. Taft III the Standard Oil and to?
bacco trust cases), against all trusts
guilty of antisocial practices, but I
have always said, and mow say, that by
Itself the antitrust law will never solve
the problem of dealing with the great
corporations, and that to control the
great Industrial Interstate corporations
we should have a law akin to the pres?
ent Interstate commerce law?but
w'uhout the. mischievous Interstate
"Mr. Toft says that " criticize him
because he prosecuted the Standard
Oil and tobacco companies to the. Su?
preme. Court nnd got decisions there.
On the contrary, Mr. Taft knows well
that I criticized him, aot for having
thus continued the prosecution of the
suits that I had begun, but because
after he had goturi lht.se decisions he
then permitted the Department of
Justice so to shape matters that the
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
WiMblnKton, May ."i.?Trinprrn
tures nllghtly below the nrnnolinl
nvrrndr tvlll prevail throughout the
country during the coining ?reek,
mill ?III lie nri'onipiinlpil by n nor?
mal amount of rnlnfnll, .(inline
li> Ibr bulletla of (be Weather llu
reau, innunl to-night.
"A dl?t urbancr flint noiv. Cover?
I the Weilern iHa<rleta>'' the bulletin
I eoatlanea, "will move slowly east
j Munt unit reach the Atlantic Stuten
I about Tburadan It will be attended
j I'y loeul rnlnn nnd thunder uttirm"
the flrM |inrt iif the ?eck In the
Knut rentriil valleys nnd the Kont?
ern nnd Southern State?. Cooler
weather will appear In the >'ortb
wentern State? Wrdnendny or
MARYLAND PRIMARY TO-DAY
Winning Candidate Will llecelve ?tote'?
Baltimore. Md.. May 5.?Maryland's
Hist presidential primary election to?
morrow will decide the voto of the
sixteen delegate* this State will seud
: to the national conventions. The Im?
portance of the election Is Increased
by the fart that the law permits no
divided delegations, a victory In Mary
, land will mean sixteen delegates, all
In a bleck, bound to support the tan
jdldate for whom they are Instructed
. until they ??conscientiously believe he
'no longer has a chance of winning the
' The. names of Theodore Roosevelt
I and President Taft appear on the Re?
publican ballot, while the Democrats
j have the privilege of voting for Speak
I er Champ Clark. Governor-. Judsoh
! Harmon or WoodrOW Wilson. Active
. campaigns have been waged .<n behalt
I of the?e candidates, and to Judge f-om
? the claims of the opposing leaders,
none of them la likely to win by a wide
The election to-morrow will choose
129 delegates to the- State ron\#ntion.
representing the various counties und
the legislative districts of Baltimore
city, and each county or district will
bind Its delegates to vote for a na?
tional delegation favorable to the ores
! I'lentlal candidate for whom such
county or district del lares Its prefer?
ence. Victory, therefore, will depi ud
upon the preferential vote by count! uii
or districts, arid not upon th> popular
preference of the State as a whole.
In addition to the. presidential pref
: erence. both parties will nominate
candidates for members of Conjnss.
Th' rolls will open at 6 A Si. and
close at S I'. M. In Baltimore, and open
at S A. M. and close at fi I'. M. In the
counties. Under the law. the entire
Democratic vote will bi counted first.
PRISONERS IN REVOLT
? Many Killed by Troops Called but to
Supprenn I prising.
ttlsbon, M?)' f>.?In trie revolt of l,?)J
j prisoners in the Portuguese prison ai
Xdhldciro >eot-rday, many wer* ktll;d
by the troops who were called out. to
j suppress the uprising. Meagre details
wer? received by the government to
| day, but there is no staument as to
the number killed or wounded. Four
I hundred political prisoners, well .-up
I plied with money and arms, enticed
i 600 criminal iirleoners to loin them In
a revolt, in which tne wardens are be?
lieved to hav? connived. All the prls
! onerj ?rsca.p-.-d irom their cells into the
i court yurd. Here, while they were
? trying to scale the walls, they were
j met by the military, and a fight en
I sued. The troo-ps finally . ucreed-d m
gaining the upper hand, and the pris?
oners were replaced in their cells, it
? Is admitted that matoy were killed, and
\ the number was not mentioned in tho
dispatch. A number of bonrbs w*re
found. As none of them had been ex?
ploded, it is assumed that it was the
I hitentlon of the revolting prisoners to
destroy the Jail, once th?y were out
aide ths prison walls.
I' WILSON LEADS IN TEXAS
Laeki Only Three Voten of Number
Needed to Control Mute Convention.
i Dallas. Texas, May ?Itetiirna re?
ceived by the Qalveaton-Dallaa Ncwj
up to 11 o'clock to-night from the
Democratic* precinct conventions held
. in Texas yesterday, indicate the selec?
tion of Instructed delegates to the
State convention to be held May 2S.
Woodrow Wilson. 309; Judson Kar
mon, s6. and Champ Clark. 26.
Necessary to control State - conven?
tion 812. A large number of precincts
have not been heard from. Others
neld on conventions or failed to in?
struct, as wen as can be ascertained,
and it is probable that complete re.
suits of the primaries will not bn
known until after the county conven?
tions next Tuesday.
No additional returns from the Re?
publican precinct conventions wore i
received to-day. Dast night returr.s
gnvc Taft ::s. and Roosevelt .17. with
only a few points heard from. Re?
publicans in many counties will hold
county mass-conventions Tuesday In
(place of the precinct conventions
which they fnllcd to hold Saturday.
TRAIN IS DERAILED
Helle veil That New Employe Threw
Jesup, Cla., May 6. ? Passenger train
No. 13. southbound, on the Southern
Hallway, was derailed about S o'clock
this morning at Hortense, twenty
miles below here. The engine, tender
and express, mall and baggage cars
and two passenger coaches were over?
turned, yet no passenger was hurt, und
the only injured are: Kngineer A. K.
Van F.vera, Macon. and three othei"
It is alleged that a new employ
threw the derailing switch ?hrough
mistake. A relief train with phyr.l
clans was made up hero nnd brought
[ tho Injured back to Jesup.
! NEGOTIATIONS RUPTURED
Cbluenr Fear That Loan Conditions
Will Be Opposed by Nation?.
Tien Tsln, May 6.?It Is understood
that th* negotiations for tile proposed
Int manorial loan have hf-fn ruptured.
Tang Shao Tl gives the ofMcirl reason
for tho broak in negotiations \fcat he
is apprehensive that the loan condU
tlons -will be-opposed. by. -tho nations. J
Thousands of Gray-Clad
Veterans Will In?
I All Attendance Records Expected
j to Be Broken, and Estimates of
J Visitors Run to 150,000.
I Camp John B. Gordon
Prepared for Aged Sol?
Ma-on. Ga., May ",.?The Confederate
aririy la inarching on Macon. for the
second time during the history of this
city there is to be an Invasion. Dur?
ing the sixties it was with c&tsnon
. rdar'ng, musJtets cracking, drums
'. beating and flags fiytng. To?
morrow, the invasion will be none the
less determined, but the roar of can?
non, and the crack of rnuskel.-y will
be missing. The soldiers ihi.s time
(are coming for their annual reunion.
.many of them to mingle with each
other, and recount their experiences
during the terrible struggle in which
; the .North was pitted against the
South, the former lighting to preserve
the Union, and the latter for a cause
it believed to be right.
To-night, the Indications are that
the crowds will be the largest that
have attended a Confederate reunion.
Kallicad passenger agents variously
estimate the number Irom 100,000 to
160,000. l.educed rates throughout
the Southeastern territory went Into
effect to-day. Many special trains
from Texas. Oklahoma, Missouri and
J Arkansas have bean on the way since
I Saturday morning. The tlrst special
?trains will arrive Monday morning,
though several e n s tilled with a deli- j
gation from Kansas City, arrived to?
night. The city Is fast tilling up with!
visitors. Id'-al weather now prevail.:.
The streets and buildings in the busi?
ness centre of the city are elaborately
decorated,, the rolo.-s of the Confeder?
acy and the national stars and stripes
floating In the breeze, aide by side,
i.rein I'lag Raised.
I This afternoon the largest Con
j federate flag ever made was unfurled
with appt op-lute exercises at Camp
John B. Gordon, where l?.OO'i veterans
of the late war will be encamped dur?
ing the reunion. The Hag raising was
In charge of military companies of
the Second Georgia !'..glment. Thou?
sands Of Mac?n people mingled with
the visitors who have already arrived.
Preceding the Hag raising a public
reception was held in hor.or of James
C. Williams, a seventy-two-year-old
veteran, who walked all the way from
1'alias. Texas, to Macon. making the
trip in sixty-five walking days.
Macon h-is made extensive prepara?
tions lor raring for the visitors. The
I veterans will be housed at Camp John
j B. Oordon, where 10,000 large army
(storage tents, furnished free by the
I United States government, have been
J pitched and three nuals a day will
be furnished free to the old soldiers.
The commissary department has ar?
ranged to feed 2,000 at a sitting. Al?
most every home In the city has been
thrown open for the reception of visi?
tors, and whole buildings have been
filled with beds and cots. Over 100
temporary cutitig houses have been
provided, and there will be no danger
of any one going hungry.
OpenH Tuesday Morning.
The reunion of the United Con?
federate Veterans does not open until
I Tuesday mornlr.R. and all sessions of i
j the convention will be held in an
I auditorium seat'ng S.non people, and
i located within 200 yards of Camp
'.he convention of the United Sons
of Confederate Veterans and the Con?
federated Southern Memorial Associa?
tion will open Monday evening.
One of the first persons of note to |
reach Macon was General Bennett H. j
Young, of Louisville, Ky., commander
of the army of Tennessee, this morn- I
ing. He paid a visit to Camp John '
It. Gordon and pronounced it the liest ,
? that had ever been pitched at a Con- |
An army of crooks already Is said ;
\ to have arrived in the city. The j
^authorities have provided extra police-I
?men. and two companies of the Na
| tlonsl Guard will also do police duty. |
Twenty of the best Pinkerton de- '.
tectlVes 'n the country have been en- I
gaged to keep a lookout for criminals, j
EPIDEMIC OF TYPHOID
Memphis Health Mipcrlntciideu t Is?
sues v\ liming to Citizens.
Memphis, Tenn.. May .".?Dr. M.
! Ooltman, superintendent of the City
[Health Department, announced to-day
' that there is an epidemic of typhoid
fever In Memphis, and that all previ?
ous records as to number of eases are
broken. He urged utmost precaution
on the part of citizens, ordering that
ui| water be boiled, all places screened'
nnd every sanitary measure be strict?
ly observed. The epidemic is held to
P.- the result of the known contamina
; tlon of the water supply. During the
! Hood the sewers burst and backed up
their contents, nnd the water was con?
taminated from seepage Into the
shafts. Official analysis by the city
', chemist showed a large number of
' colon hacterln.
STEAMER RUNS AGROUND
Bermuda, of llainhurg-Ajnerlcan Line,
New Orleans, May 5.?The Hamburg
American freight steamship Bermuda,
bound from New Orleans to Hamburg
with a heavy miscellaneous cargo, ran
aground late this afternoon at the
edge of the west Jetties at the mouth
of the Mississippi Itlver. The big ocean
tug Wllniot left New Orleans at 8:20
o'cl-ek to-night to' give the steamer
Tho position of the Bermuda was
jp.pt considered dangerous .to-night.
s Congress Likely to Take
Vacation for June
is not in sight
Politics Is Absorbing Attention
j of Both Houses, and Practical?
ly All Discussion Has Effect
on Campaign in View.
Business Is Badly Con?
gested in Senate.
? . ^"n'ngton. May S.-Poiuic Is ab
?'? in? jr.e attention ot Congress
J*uch of the discussion ln both houses
: a,m*'1 at th? corning earn.
PM-?. aiM the congestion of business
in the Senan Is ljrgfiy attr.huta.ole
? to ih.it cause.
L^'liM!? Mou" ?afIK legislation, a
formidable list of appropriation bills,
the case of .senator Larimer, legisla?
tion :or the adminianrat.vn machinery
of the Panama Canal, and a variety
: of othe- legislation ar-. still to b*
acted upon by the Senat:.
i l.-rtdeps of both sides concede the
? possibility e?f a recess over tho ntv
;t:onai convention.- in dune and a re?
sumption of th? session then to wind
up the important legislation.
I So far there has been no definite
attempt at an undlTstanding as to an
I adjournment or a recess, for a num
; ber of Senators still believe that the
calendars may he cleared quickly in
..?in emergency and in time for adjourn?
ment In the first fortnight of .lone.
I The fight on the workmen's eonvpen
|fation bill probably will end to-mor
; row afrernoon. with conditions presag.
j Ing passage of the measure In the
S-n.il?. Several days n.f filibuster
against it. l*d by a fem- Democratic
i Senators, are understood to have been
calculated, designed with the poss?
ibility of bring-inr about the defeat of
the bill in the Mouse.
Turin" Plant Delayed.
The tariff fisrht in the S.-nate has
j be?n temporarily delayed by the work?
men's compensation debate, and may
be further Interfered with this wvk
by the minority of the Lorimcr Inves?
tigating committee. Senator Kern is
planning to call up trip case early this
week. Ue and th* Other minority
members .are trying to avoid the pos?
sibility r.; the case going over until
the n->xt session.
Republican Senators are expecting a
I number of speeches on the House steel
tariff revision bill, with the possibility
of a vote on it by or before th* early
part of next week.
j To expedite business, ReptVHcan
I leaders are contemplating fixing the
hours of the daily sessions vf the
I Senat* from noon until 6 o'clock, ln
this Way S.-rntors. optimistic of an
I early adjournment, believe that all
necessary business may possibly be
? disposed of.
The House Is busy with plans for the.
! money trust investigation by the Bank
1 Ing and Currency Committee and by
|a threatened investigation of the
charges against Robert w. Archbai?,
fa judge of the United states Commerce
! Court. The charges have been with?
held from the public. The House .luil
clary Committee will take them up
next Tuesday, with prospects of a
The service pension bill, as agreed on
by the conferees, will come up for ap?
proval In both houses probably tins
The Virginia members of Congress
do not see the end Of the session any?
where In sight, nor are they especially
anxious for an early adjournment.
Those who have opposition say that
they can do no better than to stay in
Washington and perform their duties,
while those who are unopposed are
satisfied either way. But the. thing
t'.iat pleases them most of .all is the
almost certain Democratic victory that
looms ahead this year. Conditions
were never better for the Republicans
to* be routed, bug and baggage, than
now, nnd there is no reason to fear the
next few months As a matter of fact,
during the lust few days a disposition
to stay in Washington until lali in
the summer and conduct the national
campaign from this .standpoint has be?
come noticeable. Nothing probably
would suit Champ Clark and Oscar Un?
derwood better, and doubtless the
rank .and tile of Democrats would be
well pleas;,! at such a situation. While
the Virginia members stay here they
will be busy every day. though saying
little about what they do. They are
doing their part toward ebrtlng n
Democratic President, ami that is
INSANE ASYLUM BURNS
Lives of Nearly ISO lumntrn Arc Im?
Lancaster. Wls., May 5..?-The main
building of the Grant county asylum
foi the insane, situated one and one
half miles from this city, was de?
stroyed by flie of unknown origin last
night, imperiling the lives of about
No lives were lost, although a few
of the patients loot to be dragged out
ot the burning building;
Tlic institution consists of several
ruilldtngs situated a short distance
from euch other. There was ho wind
at the time, and this probably pre?
vented what might have been a most
disastrous blaze. The fire department
of I.anc.aster was handicapped by lack
TOWED TO BROOKLYN
Steamer Recently Hr.tnn.Ked by Fire to
no lo Dry Dock.'
I New London, Conn. May 6.?The
Merchants' and Miners' Line steamship
Ontario, which caught fire off Block
island on the night of April 7 and was
beached near Montauk, and was float?
ed and towod here Friday, left for
Brooklyn this afieruouu under tow -to
jia in. drydock. j
Alleged Murderer Gives
Way to Despair and
VISIT OF FIANCEE
Girl Evidently Devoted to Man
Who Is Accused of Having
Killed Judge Massie?Allen
Jury Spends Sunday Go?
ing to Church and in
BY AI.KXAMJrcil t'OHWAKD.
Wythevllle, v., May .*..?Plunged
into despair by the ac< umulalton of
evidence against him. brought out in
the Floyd Allen trial. Claude Swanson
Allen, charged by ihe ulrect and posi?
tive testimony of Jud_e D. \V. Bolen
and others with being he murderer of
Judge Thornton L. Maaaie, has his first
breakdown to-day. It followed a visit
paid him by his fiancee. Miss Lettle
Wisler, .if Pulaskl. She waa permitted
to see him. The girl la young, pretty
and evidently devoted to Claude.
When she had departed, Claude Al?
len gave way to despair, and wept bit?
terly. He had, it is understood, been
apprised of the serious evidence
against him by his mother, Mrs. Floyd
Allen. With Miss Wlaler waa her
aunt, Mrs. Victor M. Alien, who had an
interview with her husoand. the broth?
er of Claude. She teacr.ed Wythevllle
this morning, after spending a week
at i'ulaski. Mrs. Allen's condi?
tion uiukib her pitiably weak and sick
when combined with uie strain which
she is undergoing.
Floyd Allen Cheerful.
Mrs. Floyd Ailvu. Who is a daily
visitor to the jail, found her husband
cheerful. Hts leg, which previously
had given him much pain. Is In a de?
cidedly better conditio... Dr. Pritun
Green, the jail physician, said to-duy
that the stories sent out to the effect
that gangrene was probable, were
ridiculous, as not the slightest symp?
toms ot anything of the sort had ap?
peared. The. ends of the fracture have
lapped, and unless the leg Is rcbrok
en. Floyd always will be lame.
The men huve been eating fairly
well. Victor Allen's appetite had Im?
proved up to to-day. t-.idna Edwards
continues to add flesh, and his all
pervading good humor Is his most
prominent characteristic. Bird Marlon
still suffers from rheumatism, but was
uetter to-day. Frlel Allen reads a
great deal. Stacks of papers and
magazines were carried to the Jail
to-day by r?r. Green.
Claude Allen was inci'ned to-day to
deny that his name cot.tains the word
? Swanson." He said It,- did not know
how or when It was started, nor how
it got into the court recor is.
Waller Poage, of counsel for the
prosecution, counts forty-aeven wit?
nesses yet to be Introduced for the
Commonwealth in the Floyd Allen case.
However, some of them probably will
be dispensed with, while the examina?
tion of most of the otr.era will con?
sume but a few momen's each.
Allen Jury ttellstous.
Indications are that the Allen Jury
is about as religiously Inclined as w-ns
that In the Beattic case All the mem?
bers went to the Methocist Church
this morning, and. barring a walk In
the afteiuoon. most of the rest of the
day was taken up In singing hymns.
All are well and report promptly at
The feeling is genera! among local
attorneys and citizens who have
closely followed the trial, that the case
of the Commonwealth i-i even strong?
er than had been exptcted. The de?
tails are being proven wltn exactness,
y.-t the defense has witnesses who will
present the view that all the shots
wore lired by the Aliens for the pur?
pose of saving the life of Floyd, who
I was attacked, they will say. by the
officers. Naturally, the. claim will be
[that Judge Massio was shot accident
OFF FOR HIS*H0ME STATE
President Tnfi Will Make Strenuous
Cnmpnlgn in Ohl?.
Washington, May ?.?President Taft. !
after a brief rest from the whirlwind;
I finish of the Maryland primary cam-j
I palgn, left to-day at 1:1-1 o'clock for
;n three-days campaign in Ohio. HIS.
train is scheduled to arrive at (.'in- j
'? cinnatl at 10 o'clock to-morrow night.
On Wednesday the President will
j undertake the most extensive speech
j making day of his career, being sche?
duled for fourteen addresses between
6:33 In the morning nnd 10:.", in the
I evening, beginning nt Batavla, and
j closing at Columbus. He will retskrn
' to Washington Thursday afternoon.
The President will make the iirst
; stop of the trip nt rarkcrsburg, W.
Va? nt S:S1 to-morrow morning, where
his car. Colonial, will be transferred
! to another train. The first speech of
i the day will be delivered at Nelson
I vllle, Ohio, at 8:45 in *he morning,
followed by short addresses eh route
to Athens, where he will speak at II
o'clock. Leaving Athens, he will speak
at Hamden. Chllllcothe, Greenfield.
Leesburg, New V ienna, and Blanches
' ter. arriving at Cincinnati at 10 o'clock
Monday night, lie will spend the
night with his brother. Charles P.
Taft, and remain in Cincinnati until
Wednesday morning. He will make no j
public speeches there.
Leaving Cincinnati at o'clock
Wednesday morning, the President
will speak during the day and night
at Batavla. Mount A rah. Sardinia, Win?
chester. Peebles. Portsmouth. Tropton.
Sclotoville. Oakhtll. Jackson. Wellston,
T.ogan. Lancaster, ami Columbus. The
! Columbus speech will be delivered nt
Memorial Hall, after which the Pres?
ident will leave at 10:26 o'clock, on the
return trip to Washington. Secre?
tary Hilles find Major T. L. P.hoods,
his military aide, acco:-..pi_vv the
Cunard Liner Ultonia
Is Disabled by Berg
Halifax, N. ??., May B-?Tbp wlre
Irmm Motion at (jimprrilann him
Just reported that the Cunard liner
I Itonln In mnklnic fur tbln port
ilianbled. it la reported that she
hum bit mi Iceberg;. The tltonln
In In tow. She carrlea over 1,000
RECOGNITION IS ASKED
Mexican Hebeln Send Representative
Washington, .May 6.?Simultaneously
with the arrival of Senor Manuel
?,'ulero, the new ambassador of Mexico
to this country, Dr. Pollcarpo Rttedo,
representative of Brhtlio Vasques
Gomes, Provisional President ot* Mex?
ico, appeared In Washington to ask
this government to recognize the
belligerency of the provisional govern?
ment. Roth issued statements to?
"The uprising has been confined
to the State of Chihuahua," said Ami
bassador Calero'a statement in part,
"in spite of what has been said to the
contrary, and is daily being repeated
In the United States. Disturbances
exist, it' is true. In other portions of
the republic of Mexico, hut theso are
not political in character, but an?
r?t her brigandage on a greater or
lesser scale. My government, while
successfully combat'rig these move?
ments, is earnestly striving to find a
remedy for Cue problem, .and has. In
this connection, already accomplished
some most important work.
"I must emphatically deny that
there exists any such thing in Mexico
as an anti-American feeling. There
are perhaps some Americans who may
have received injury, either to person
or property at the hands of the ban?
dits, but this happens everywhere. The
government Is making, nnd will con?
tinue to make, .every possible effort
toward protecting all Interests, both
domestic and foreien."
In his statement, which Is addressed
to tho American people. Dr. Ruedo de?
"The provisional government Is n
fully organized political state, capable
of discharging the duties of a gov?
ernment by enforcing the law and
protecting life ami property. and
meeting Its foreign obligations. It
oolds two states and many cities and
towns: It has an established sent of
government; it Is supported hy the
people and Is a homogeneous and
popular organization, carrying on
trade, manufactures and war."
Dr. Ruedo says the provisional gov?
ernment is In every respect n de
facto government, worthy of recogni?
tion as such and entitled to all the
rights of n belligerent.
"The war. which has resulted ln the
establishment of the provisional gov?
ernment, under, President Kmlllo Vas
quez Gomez. Is being fought for ilie
liberation of the Mexican people from
the serfdom of peonage and slavery
ROSTRON BREAKS SILEN.CE
Captain of Cnrpathln Explains III?
Censornhlp on Mennogen.
London. May 5.?Captain A. H. Roa
j tron, of the Carpathla. Ims broken his
silence for the first time since he went
I to the assistance of the Titanic sur?
vivors. Speaking to the newspaper
men who met the Carpithla at Gibrai
ta, Captain Rostron said.
"Much has been said in the Ameri?
can press about the slie.tcc of the Car
pathla while rr.nktng f?l New York. 1
found it necessary to establish a cen?
sorship on messages which were being
sent by wireless. This action called
I forth some rather severe comment from
j the newspapers^ it was said that I
' had bought the exclusive use of the
Marconi station, nnd was using it to
my own advantage In order to make
"This was a most wicked lie. 1 ban
instructed the operator that he was to
accept nothing but private messages,
and to send nothing but the names of
our passengers. I told the passenger.?
that they could send their privat.
messages after the list of survivors
had gotten away. When we reached
New York the operator still had about
205 messages to send.
"Another Inaccuracv which appear?
ed in the papers was that I had Ignon tl
a massage from President Taft, asking
for news of Major Dutt. 1 understand
this message was sent to the Carpa?
thla, but It never reached us. I have
written to the President, laying the
facts before him."
TWO STEAMBOATS BURN
Adrift In Xew York llnrbor Set Fire
to Pier imd Building,
New York. May ?.?In a blaze which
lit up the whole of the lower hay
early this morning, two steamboats.
I the Mohawk and the Iroquols, were
horned to the water's edge ns they
drifted from Bell Brothers' shipyard
to Shooters Island.
tin tho way they set tire to a tug?
boat and finally bumped against the
pier of the Tidewater Oil Com pa if y
und started a two-story building
ablaze. A fireboat was rushed to
Mariner's Harbor from St. George for
f?ar the blazing derelicts would cause '
a general conflagration along the
crowded waterfronts of tne Kill-Van-1
Tho volunteer firemen did heroic!
work In putting out tho flames, but It
was not until the arrival of the fire- I
boat that tho danger was removed.]
The two steamboats sank. The loss
Will tie flose to IDe-n.OOO.
BEING TOWED*? NEW YORK
Immense Xavnl stool Floating Dock
tVo Longer "t Penaacola.
Pcnsacola. l-'la . May ;..?The power?
ful tugs Mary Scully and M. B. Luck
enbach, of New York, left here to-day,
having In tow the naval steel floating
dock, known as the Spanish floailtl :
dock, which is to be delivered to tho'
new owners ln New York. The dock, j
built In Ungland fifteen years ago, v.r.sj
acquired by the United States from!
Spain at the close of the Spanish-.
American War and brought acre,
where it has been used since. It la]
an immense and unwelldy structure,
and it will require fifteen or twenty
days with good weather for the tugs
to reach New York.
IHMmp of Trnrir Head.
London. May 4.?The "tight R6v.|
Charles William Stubbs, Bisfsop of
Truro died early to-day. He was,
the author of many publications, audi
from 1881 to 188G was the solectj
Lnrcachor at Cambrldir.o ^ j
Thousands Work Fran?
tically to Strengthen
SERIOUS LOSS OF
Heavy Rain Falling and Flood
Waters Are Rising Steadily.
Fleet of Boats Will Leave To
Day to Rescue People in
All Records Broken
by Mississippi Flood
From Vlcksburs., Minn., vmiii to
New Krlcciis. (be SI l??l?*lppl Itivcr
I? from half n foot to tmi nuil "
hiilf fret above any previous flood
An nilclttloiiiit rise tbls week of
approximately one foot from New
<'ii. mis north (o llntmi Kniige in
predicted by the Wenther Bureau.
Sou nil I urn mnilr by I nlted State*
nrniy engineers ?boiv thru thin
record-breaking volume of water
' In the lilc river in moving nt the
rnte of S.I feet per second, or ap?
proximately our mile per hour
fnnter than ?.ver before recorded in
the Mississippi's flooil history.
Danger llnlnta In the leveen |u
I.oulninnn?Union Boiiee, Dnnnet
Carre, twenty-five ioIIcm north of
New Orlcnnx: Morrison. IMnciueniliic,
Sentt'.t l.nmlln_. Cypress Hull, New
Itond? nml Third District, New Or
Hlver Sunday?Vlmost stationary
from Torrn? smith.
AVrattier?Sunshine Simdny morn
i ln_: iinonm mlddny. cloudy| hpiw
ralua from Tcimn south from -I to
i ? r. m.
Forcen?!?Shower* In Louisiana
I nnd Mississippi Monday nnd Tties
New Orleans. La.. May .*?.?Large
i sections of fifteen Louisiana parishes
1 west of the Mississippi River are
. under water, four other pnrlshes have
some flood water, and are bound to
get more this Week; approximately
100.000 persons in that territory hava
been driven l mm their homes; traina
are tilting out hundreds of fatnllie
dally. Heels of motor boats and skiffs
are being used to rescue marooned
j people; about a dozen lives all told
. have been sacrificed, principally bc
j cause the people refused to heed tho
; warnings; several hundred dollars
, worth of rations have been distri?
buted among the refugees, who are
I sheltered In all manner of houses
I from cabins to churches and lodga
livery day brings stories of suf?
fering ani! of heroic rescues, of now
sections inundated by the waters from
tho crevasses already recorded In tho
levees of the Mississippi River. Tho
funds that will be required to take
care of the flood victims cannot be
expressed in a few hundred thousands
Millions nt stake.
The still bigg'":- question of pro?
tecting the remaining; levoea along the
Mississippi Itlyer from the mouth of
the tied River south, is causing deep?
er concern for the moment. Millions
of dollars worth of property Is at
'stake, and thousands of lives would
I be jeopardized If some of the biggest
I of the levees should give way.
j Federal engineers, state and parlsn
: officials, and an army of men scatter
I ed along the river from a point sixty
I miles below Jfc'w Orleans to the Ked
I River, are bi nding every energy to
[prove themselves equal to the task.
Reports to-day were more reassur
; lng than on yesterday, and the Federal
land state engineers declared they had
flr..l faith in their ability to hold
I every remaining leveo on the Missis?
' Lack of labor, due largely to tho
j unconcern of negroes, who have been
' drawing government rations, has been
I the most serious drawback. Stringent
j tactics ha\ c le eu forced upon tho
Officials and planturs, however, and
j to-day Governor Sanders ordered the
i Louisiana milltU to round up SOU
I negroes and make them do work on
jthe levees at the point of rifles, If
i At Baton Rouge, reports rnme In
that planters In several instances were
compelled to corral negro laborers at
j the poiut of shotguns.
Thousands of paid laborers and con?
victs ara working, tu some instances
1 day and night, In the weak stretches
of the Mississippi levees from the Red
River junction to tlia mouth of the
At New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Louisiana's State capital, ganss of la?
borers are working at night Under the
glare of electric lights strung along
the levees, and aided by searchlights
of steamers. At Baton Rouge the situ?
ation Is critical, and equally so along
the Atchafalaya and Bayou Des
Thera Is alarm among some of t.!ie
residents of New Orleans, though tho
dally reassuring statements of tho
city officials and Levee Hoard engineers
have been accvpfed at face, value by
others, who feel not the slightest ap?
Prepare for emergency.
Extreme precautions have be-.n taken
to meet any emergency, and at points
all along the river barges and flat cars
are loaded With timber, sand sacks,
wheelbarrows, shovels and oth.r mate?
rial necessary in slopping wash holes,
arresting rrawflsh and muskrat-depre?
dations and .losing small breiks ami
threatened crevasses. At, New Prl.uru
tho railroads whose lln\? pierce tho
protection levees above the city were
ordered to place pile drivers and ?11
necessary material right at' the- gaps
and keep ready at ?11 hours sufficient