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THE,1 DISPATCH FOUNDED IU4
TIIE TIMES FOUNDED ISM.
WHOLE NUMBER 19,000.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 29. 1912
THE WEATHER TO-DAY?Shower?? PRICE TWO CENTS.
COT MORE NAMES
Seven Thousand Church
Workers Record 160,000
in One Hour.
FIGURES ABOVE
ALL PREDICTIONS
'Director Durham Satisfied That
i Estimated Number of Names
Is Conservative ? Public
Heartily Supported Move?
ment and Made It a
Great Success.
In the remarkably short time of one
hour tr.e religious preferences of ap?
proximate;:' 160,000 persons In and
around R1-. hmond were permanently
recorded yesterday afternoon by an
army of 7,000 workers, composing the
census-taking force of Home Visita?
tion hay. The greatest religious
movement In the history of tho cUy
iiaa jiaased to a glorious and unquali?
fied success, thanks to the unselfish
expenditure of time and energy by
men and women of every station.
.So thoroughly was the work dono
and so large the area covered by the
cenFtis-takers that It Is believed only
a very rma]| percentage ot the popu?
lation was mlEsed. Sere and there, in
s''itterrd districts, portions of a block
Were overlooked for some reason or
another, but these mistakes will be
Corrected to.day by spec'al workers
who have volunteered to make the
Undertaking complete In every detail.
'Based on trie precise estimate of the
Hill Directory Company, there are
172,000 persons residing In the twenty
one srjuare miles of territory between
\Ve-ethainpton lake ;,nd the National
Cemetery, Lakeside rark and Forest
Hill.
1\ hole Aren Covered.
The efforts of the 7,000 workers w-ere
so finely systematized that th's tre?
mendous area was covered like a blan?
ket. Ne, dwelling of any description
was overlooked, apartment houses,
boarding houses, hotels. Jails, the peni?
tentiary and resorts were visited and
the religious inclination of tho resi?
dents recorded.
l'rorn the cords which were turned
Ii ! ist night It was conservatively es?
timated that not more than 12,000
persons In this territory of twenty,
one square mllea were missed by the
workers, making the total number of
record blanks filled out 166.000. The
government cenMis of 1910 gave r.ich
Mnr.'i a populat'on of 127.62S. with
nn aresn of eleven square miles.
The spirit of the undertaking seem?
ed to penetrate to the mansion as
readily as the hovel, and when the
time came for sending tho army on
Its mission the district chairmen found
themselves embarrassed hy the volun?
teers. Hundreds of workers, enger to
have a share In the gigantic move?
ment, wete turned away at the last
minute because there was no work to
be given them. The Interest aroused
far exceeded the mnst optimistic pre
elictions of the backets of the move?
ment.
J. Bhreve Durham, eiircctor of the
census, gate out a glowing statement]
lnM night, after the result of the can- j
vass was known. In behalf Of himself;
and tne general committee.
Itemnrknble Success.
"The success of the plan was mar?
velous." said Mr. Durham. "It was al?
most stupefying even to those who
have worked through many campaigns
of the kind, and 1 am safe In saying
that in no city where I have managed j
inch a census has there been such unl-|
versal enthusiasm and interest shown
In the work. In proportion to the
population, there were more workers
who volunteered their services In ;
Richmond than In any of the other j
big cities where sui-h movements have
been attempted.
"When we Issued our first cull for |
?workers wu hardly expected lo have j
responses from more than 2.500. Hut I
to our amazement more than 7,000j
men, woihcn anel children stepped for?
ward to lend a shoulder to the work.
We were almost swamped w\h offers'
of help, nnd In many districts workers'
had to be tun.cd away for lack, of I
employment.
"Almost universal courtesy was^nc-l
corded the census, taker.? In their w*Qrk.|
Only a small fraction of those visited
refused the information sought, tlie
vast majority having grasped the idea
of tho movement and Its aim. Reports!
from hundreds of workers show that
people who expected to be out at thoi
tune the census was taken, took painsj
to fill out the cards piinted in the)
newspapers and leave them to be de?
livered to the visitors. This spirit was!
not to be beaten, and with such co?
operation on the part of the people, it
Is no wonder that we succeeded In
covering the entire city on ah average
of a sniulc hour.
"1 have now finished my part of the
work. The rest. Which Will be the per?
manent ami lasting feature. It left to
the minister.", priests and rabbis of the
city, who 1 believe will be quick to)
lake advantage of the great opportun-1
lty which is thrown inio their hands
by th.is census."
Seven 'I'bouannd at Work.
When tIio hands of the clock pointed
to 3 yesterday afternoon. 7,000 enthus?
iastic workers rallied forth from the
nineteen district headquarters, prepar?
ed lo carry out the task entrusted to
their hands. From .1 until i o'clock,
the city was alive with the workers,!
every block of the residential section
had one or two visitors going from
door to dno?, nntl by five minutes after
4 o'clock, tho great army had almost
Vanished from the streets, Its work
completed.
in some cases, where there wore
apartment houses and hotels to be cov?
ered, the work required much more
tltno than sixty minutes; but on the
other hand, in the ordinary residential
{Continued on Eighth "rage.)
Failed to Respond to Dis-1
tress Signals of
Titanic.
MIGHT HAVE SAVED
ALL PASSENGERS
! Conduct of Steamer's Officers':
"Most Reprehensible," Senate j
Committee Finds in Its Re?
port?No Particular Person
Named as Being Respon?
sible for Disaster.
Points of Findings
in Titanic Inquiry
t'rrn Ittnornni n'f It* <l<itlm.
Supposedly wntertialit comport?
ment* of thr Titanic not nnlrr
tlght.
KlKht ship*, nil equipped >ilih
wireless, ?irre lo the * lcli.lt ? ,,f thr
Titanic.
Full ropicltj nt Titanic'? llfr
tanntn won Dot utilised. ?Inly 70M
prrnotm T?rrr saved, ami the ?blp'*
lifeboat* could bn>c e?rrlrd 1.178.
No sicneral alarm sounded, no
whistle blovtn, no ?j steuintlc --Urn?
ing Khm endangered pn??engorM.
Tbe htrnnmhlp t ullfnrnlnn vrn*
neurer the *lnlilng Hteanirr tlmn
nineteen lulle*; riuv tbe dlatri ?*?!
?iKnnl? nnd fnllrd In respond In ne
rordance ?Hh the dictates of tau
iii mi He, International usage nnd the
rriiulrenient* of In".
Washington. May ;!?>-Tbe formnl
thanks of < ongre** to the steamer
< nrpatbla'a otllrer* and crev, for the
rescue of the Titanic >un Ivors ncrt .
expressed In n Joint resolution passed
to-iiuj by the Senate. The House rrlll I
tnke prompt action. The resolution I?
the Ural of three mvaStlrea Introduced
by Senator Sultb, or Michigan, follow
'?><? hl? speech In the <?<-ante to-day
nnd the preaeotalInn of bit report on
the investigation ot the Titanic dis?
aster. The resolution directs Ihe
president "to cause to h? anade nnd
presented lo ? aptnlu ItoMron, of the!
( urpntbln. n aiiltohlr gold mednl ap?
propriately Inscribed, nbli'h snail es-1
press thr high cut linn I Ion lu which
Congress hold* the services of this of-,
fleer, lo ,-. bun- p ro m p t neu* an,I vigil?
ance v,n? due the rrweuc of 374 vtoiuen
? nil children aud ?.to inn,"
Report Is Submitted.
Just before delivering his speech.
Senator Smith, chairman of the sub-i
committee winch in*, cstigateri the Tl-j
tattle wreck, submitted to the senate'
the committee's report and its eon- i
elusions. The report is largely a re- j
vle>v of the evidence, and contains
recommendations for legislation No
particular person is named as hr-inzi
responsible, though attention is called
to the fact that on the day of th?
disaster three distinct warning! of icel
were sent to Captain Smith. .!. Rru-e:
lama)*, managing director of the whit*,.
Star Line. Is not held responsible for.
the ship's hleh speed. In fact, he is I
barely mentioned in the report.
On the ?hole, the report is Impas* I
Hive, and Senator Smith. In his speech, |
went more fully Into n discussion uf j
the causes .if the disaster than do?-s
the committee.
< onelii?lnn? of Committee.
The committee agreed upon these]
principal conclusions:
The supposedly watertight compart?
ments of the Titanic were not water?
tight, because of the nonwatertlght
conditions of the decks where the
transverse bulkheads ended.
The steamship Callfornian. con?
trolled by the sani? concern as the
Titanic. was nearer the jinking
steamer than the nineteen miles re
ported by her captain, and that her I
officers and craw "s.-iw the distress)
signals of the Titanic and failed to
respond to them In accordance with
the dictates of humanity, Internationa;
usage and the requirements of law."
The committee concludes that the Col
ifornian might have saved all the lost I
passengers and crew of the ship that |
went down.
Flight ships, all equipped with wire?
less, were In tho vicinity of the Ti?
tanic, the Olympic farthest away?511
miles.
The mysterious lights on an un?
known ship, seen by the passengers
on the Titanic, undoubtedly were on
the Callfornian, less than nineteen
nines away;
The full capacity of the. Titanic'?
lifeboats was not utilized, because j
while only TOS persons were saved, the I
ship's boats could h:ive carried 1.116. j
No general alarm was sounded, noi
whistle blown and no systematic warn?
ing given to the endangered passeng?
ers, and It was tiftecn or twenty min?
utes after the collision before Captain
Smith ordered the Titanic'.? wireless
operator to send out a distress mes?
sage.
t'rew ignorant or Duties.
The Tltjnic's crew was only meagre?
ly acquainted with Its position" and
duties In an accident, aim only one drill j
?was held before the maiden trip. Many
of the <-rew -oined the ship only a lew1
hours before she sailed, and were Inj
Ignorance of thel.r positions until the]
following KrfTlay.
"Ice positions so definitely reportedI
to the Titanic.'' says th.i report. "Just I
preceding the accident, located icei
on both side-, of the lane In which she|
was traveling. No disetissioti took place
among the officers, no conference was!
called to consider these warnings, noi
heed was glve'n to them. The speed!
was not relaxed, the. lookout was not|
Increased."
I The committee comes to tho conclu?
sion that the Tltanlc's lights were vlsl
j ble to the CallftirhIan before she struck
I the Iceberg and .that the Callfornian
j must have seen the distress rockets
tired from the bridge of the Titanic.
The report says:
"The committee |?s forced to the In?
evitable conclusion that the Callforn?
ian. controlled by the same company.
(Continued on Eighth iFageT)"
WILL TAKE STAND
IN OWNJEFENSE
Claude Swanson Allen!
to Be Called as Last
Witness.
CASE MAY GO TO
JURY SATURDAY
Floyd and Victor, Father and.
Brother of Prisoner, Testify in
Effort to Save Him From
Death?Massie's Dying
Words Quoted to Ex?
onerate Him.
[Ppeciji From a Staff Correspondent.)I
W ythevtlle, Va , May 2S. ? Father and'
hi other lotlfied to-day in the <a?? of
Claude Swanson Allen, who is on trial
for Ins life, chaiged with the murder
Of Judge Thornton 1? Masste in the
Hillevlllc eourthouse he>rror on March
It. and with whom they nre Jointly in
dieted for the same and four other
murders In that tragedy.
Floyd All-n. father oi Claude and
Victor Allen, and lead-r of the clan
that shot up the Carrol! County Court,
was on the stand for an hour thiF
morning, and an hour and twenty-five'
minutes this afternoon. When he had j
concluded, Victor, elder of the two!
sons, was put on the witness st:,nej.
and when he finished at 5:80 o'clock,
court was adjourned until to-morrow,
th' defense having no more witnesses
to put on then.
The defense intends to put Claude,
the defendant, on the stand to-morrow,
as the last witness for the side. A
< oupl? more witnesses arc expected
to-night from Carroll county, and whetij
they are disposed of ?.o-.norrow, which]
probably will t>- within the first hour
or two.' Claud* win then be given his!
chance to explain his conduct and
participation In the Hlllsvllle shooting.)
.Mrs. Floyd Allen, mother or Claude
and Victor, ami Jasper ("Jack"? All?>n.j
brother of Floyd, cam-- to Wythevllle
fe.-nieht. to remain unt1! the- end of
Claude's trial.
Illnmed for ?bontlug.
The salient fe.-it..r?- of this morning's
testimony for th? defense was the fact
that two witnesses testllied to having
heard Jude? Masste. In 1,1s dy'nsr mo-!
mentf, declare. "Sldna Aden shot rue.'
These two witnesses were Dr. C. B.
Nuekles. coroner of Carroll county.]
who attended the elving Judge, snrt old I
Daniel Themas, who hud been with the I
Judge J.ist before he passed away. |
Hy th? lnt?rle:clton of testimony it;
was apparent that the efeTendunt's at-i
tbrneys Intended to make tht* a sa?
lient point of defsnse fe>r their clte-nt.
If Judge Massie's dyinz word accurate-I
ly placed the blame for hi" death, as I
thr. def?ne -will argue, then Claude Al?
len s chance* <?f r?--aplne tiie eb.-ctrlc
ehair may be materially increased. j
But the Commonwealth, to refute
tlil?. will contend that Claude Allen;
actually fired the ftrst shot, tri? shot
which proved to be th? fatal one to
Judge Msssle; but that trie wounded
'udg? turned to th? norf.ieas' corner
of the- .-ejurtroom iust in tim? to see
Sldna Allen fire the second shot in his
?dir.psMon Therefore, the I'ommon
weallh claims, the .1'idge thought that
Sidnn Allen and not Claude fired the
first bullet that felled htm from his
cbatr stricken unto deatn.
'Miier witnesses tO-Uay for the de-j
fetise wer* Bmmett Molen, adopted son!
of Judge ii. iv. Bolen. v.". N. Cochran. I
R. U Wilkeson. Noaii F.igney. .Ino. YV.
Furris and Tom Hall. Keeper of the]
hotel where Floyd Allen was taken
wounded, from tho stable after shoot?
ing Little of ihe testimony of these
witnesses seemed to have more than
ordinary bearing on the case.
K.vldcnee In hy To-Nlght.
If ti? defense should conclude its
evidence some time to-morrow after?
noon, the Common wealth may produce
some rebuttal testimony, though the
State's attorneys had not decided upon
Anything definite, in this connection
to-night. They prefer to see the entire
hand of the defense before announcing
a decislem.
However, it 1? reasonably certain
that all evidence will be In by to-mor?
row night. Thursday morning will then
be devoted to arguing instructions, and
Judge staples may deliver them to the
jury Thursday aftcrnoe-n. Then will
come the speeches by both sides, which
may consume the rest of Thursday, all
of Friday and perhaps part of Satut
day.
As matters now stand, n verdict may?
be expected about Saturday afternoon
or night, unless unfotcseen develop?
ments occur.
Floyd on Stund.
Hobbling on a crutch. Floyd Allen
came to the courtroom at noon to-day.
and for forty minutes was led carefully
through <|iiestlon after -nirstlon by At?
torney R. II. Willis In telling the storyl
of the tragedy. As was the care when
he himself was tried for his life, Fioyei
denied everything that the Common?
wealth had sought to prove against bis
son or against any of the band of
mountain men who are held as alleged
assassins.Of nearly an entire county
! court.
If Floyd Is to be Implicitly believed,
he made no threats against any of the
oourt officers of Carroll county, he did
not fumble in his coat or sweater for
a pistol when he arose and exclaimed,
"Gentlemen, I'm not a-gotng"; he- did
not Intend to resist Sheriff Webb, but
I merely meant that he would not go
with Clerk Dexter Good, wheji Judge
j Massie told the sheriff to take charge
of the prisoner. All these assertions
by Floyd were directly opposed not
i only to the. theory of the Common
[ wealth, hut In a great measure to
actual evidence adduced during the
I trial.
Floyd declared thst he wa? angiercd
I when the saw "Deck" Goad fingering a
1 pistol In his pooket as Judge Massie
told Sheriff Webb to take the prisoner,
and the convicted murderer of Com?
monwealth attorney W. M. Foster laid
entire blame for the start of any trou?
bled that day upon the shoulders of
I Oood. Floyd admlttc-d that he and
flood had not been on friendly terms,
stating that he had heard Goad wanted
Floyd to work -for his election If he
(Goad) would get a Jury that would
(Continued-o^TlNlnTh-Page.)
AMPLY JUSTIFIED
IN IIS ATTITUDE
State Department's Pre?
cautions Vindicated by
News From Cuba.
MARINES READY
FOR EMERGENCY
Will Be Sent to Interior of Island
if American and Foreign In?
terests Need Protection,
Even Though President
Gomez Should Object
to Such a Course.
Washington, May 2%.?The United
State* is prepared tu send marines
an-J bluejackets to the interior of
Cuba for the protection of American
and foreign interests, where no Cuban
forces are available for that purpose,
even though President Gomez should
obie. ? lu .Ml' ll a Course.
For the present at least, it was de- '
clared at the .State Department, no
nei -ssity has arisen for the. use of
Amer'can troops In Cuba.
The precautions to protect American
and other foreign Interests In Cuba
have been amply Justified in the judg?
ment of the state Department based
upon the reports that have been re
eelved from many sources, an-1 j
especially from the owners of planta?
tions, and sugar mills .ml iron mines
and other Industries. One fact vlrid'
eating the State Department's action
In asking for naval protection of
American Interests 1? the threatening
attitude of the rebels. According to!
Information, apparently reliable, that
comes to the department, the. Insur?
gents are becoming dcspeialo and
Patenoz, their leader, dei lares that If
President Gomes does not secure the
repeal of the Morua law prohibiting
the organi-at'on of a strictly negro
party in Cuba, he and the other lead?
ers will demand contributions from
the railroads and from the owners
of ^states. In order to prolong the
conflict, and will destroy the property
of those who refuse.
The State Department hope* that
Immediate and energetic measures on
the part of the Cuban government will
suffice to (iuell the revolt and pec
vi-ni further depreciations. It Is
realised that it Is not easy for regular
troops to run down and capture th'S"
rebels who arc famil'ai with every
t:.i 1 in the jungle.
Will Cut Off lletreai.
As the idea has been, broached that I
the rebels jl e CJvluUlStlhB Wptfn mak-1
nie an easy escape from Cuba to oth?
er West Indian IsUntls, In the event
that they are too clpscly pressed by
the government troops, it Is proposed
by some of the naval officers here, if
they are called upon to take an ac?
tive part In the troubles, to cut otr
the retre-at of such fugitives by a
thorough ho*t patrol of every Inch of
the eastern coast of Cuba.
"I am exceedingly grateful." said
the Cuban President, "for your cable
pram, which Is appeasing to Cuban
patriotism, hecsuse of the assurance!
that the. action of the government un?
der your worthy presidency is limited
to the observation uf events, in order
I" be ready should it be necessary to
piotect the lives and property of Amer?
ican citizens, and morally to support
the Cuban government without having
to land American forces on our ter?
ritory, unless both governments agree
upon such an extreme necessity.
"It clearly shows the sincerity of
the government and the People of the
I nltcd States, as well as noble ana
friendly sentiments toward the bov
ment and people of Cuba, who are de?
termined to re-establish as soon as
possible public peace, for which pur?
pose they will not hesitate, no matter
what sacrifices circumstances may Im?
pose upon them."
\o Important Cub a k eiurn t ?.
The absence r.f important engage?
ments between the Cubajt rebels and
the large government force on the spot
is the subject e.f official comment at
the State Department,
j "Although the Intentions of the
leaders of the present revolutionary
movement may have betr. not to de?
stroy property." the official statement
says, "it seems that t'/.eir thousands of
irresponsible followers feel themselves
ohliced to live by pillaging.
"The fact that the authorities have
had a large armed force on the spot
well equipped for an effective cam?
paign against the insurrectos. and that,
notwithstanding this, no Important en
(Contlnued on -enth Page.)!
Guilty of Libel
for Calling House
Members "Crooks"
Washington, May as.?Henry W.
A. Png;e, tbe Xrw Vork linen nier
dhunt on trial here for erlmlnnl
libel In circulating defamatory
literature against Chairman Henry
II. Clnyton. of the House Judiciary
Committee, und other member* ot
Congress, via* to-day fouud guilty
by a Jury.
Immediately after the verdict was
reported counsel f<?r r?ti gave no?
tice that he would tile n motion for
n new.trlnl. Justice Iiurnurd re
lenaed tbe convicted man In IJ.VOOO
ball.
In bis testimony, which closed
the defense, I'age disclaimed any
liiallee In tbe clreulnr nnd pamph?
let attacking Representative Clay?
ton and other membera of tbe
House. He admitted that he bad
colled members of the House
"crooks," but -en til that he hud not
meant tbe term In Its usually ac?
cepted form, lie recounted his ex?
perience In the SfeVT York courts
' which led to his circular aent lo
tbe House membera demanding the
Impenebiuent of \eit York State
ludgea. It was the failure of the
I Judiciary Committee to net on thl*
circular that led t oPage'a pamphlet
I del-mincing Ihe Houae member* a*
I "cranks." "
Xo date nnn set for arguments on
the motion for n new trial.
OIL MAGNATE IS WITNESS
JOHN u. ItOCKBFELLBIt.
HO BATTLESHIPS
iE PROVIDED FOR
House Passes Naval. Appropria?
tion Bill, Carrying
Si 19.000,000.
SENATE MAY FORCE ONE
Alter Show of Dissent, Lower
Branch Expected to Ac?
cept Situation.
I Washington. Slay ?5.?The. Hour? to
j day paaaed (he naval appropriation
I hill without providing for any now
battleship... in the final hours of
consideration, however, a radical
Amendment was added by which gov?
ernment contracts In trie future must
be filled under tho eight-hour day
law. The proviso applies not alone
to naval contracts, but to all work
that hereafter may be done for the
government The bill curries approxi?
mately 1119,060,000. The adoption of
the eight-hour amendment followed
a lengthy debute, in which Represen?
tative Buchanan, of Illinois. Democrat,
a. former labor leader, took a promi?
nent part. The amendment was In the
form of the eight-hour bill passed by
the House last December, but upon
which the Senate thus far has refused
to act.
The principal tight of the day raged
around tho proposal to provide tor two
battleships. As a result o[ a Demo?
cratic caucus no provision for such
ships was made. Representative Rob?
erts, of Massachusetts, Republican,
offered the amendment for two ships
to cost not more than to.000,000 each.
Representative Murray, of Massachu?
setts. Democrat, urged the adoption
of the building program. The coun?
try, he said, had repudiated the action
of the caucus. Representative Bar
tholdt, of Missouri. Republican, of?
fered a substitute providing for one
battleship, and Reprcsentat'vo Rucker,
of Colorado. Democrat, condemned the
entire building scheme.
"Battleships are out of commlss'on,"
he saiel; "their day is done. This is
the age of tne aeroplane: and hydro
Plane, which has all these gigantic
and costly war craft at their mercy.
It is growing dally more foolish even
to fortily our coasts."
The battleship proposals were voted
down, 140 to 108. It is generally bo
lleved that the Senate will provide
for one battleship when tiie bill la
put through the upper branch, and it
is tacitly understood that the House)
will accept the situation after making'
a show of dissent.
The House voted. SI to 10, that two)
fuel ships should be built in navy
yards.
Unexpected opposition.
Washington. May -JS ?Unexpected,
but determined opposition to the work?
men's compensation bill, which recent?
ly passed the Senate, has developed in
the House Judiciary Committee. Rep?
resentative Brantley, of Georgia, au?
thor of the bill, appeared to-day to ask
that a time be .in lo vote on the meas?
ure.
Representatives Hardwlck, of Geor?
gia; Henry, of Texas; Floyd, of Ar?
kansas, and others objected. They said
they wanted to be heard In opposition
to the bill.
Representative Floyd, of Arkansas,
said that he had received letters from
railway labor organizations protesting
against the hill, together with state?
ments that the officials of the unions
had forbidden the protest. The com?
mittee dccieled to thresn out the dif?
ficulty in executive session.
Hitter Attnck by Meflln.
Washington. May 28.?With a hitter
attack on Pennsylvania industrial con?
ditions. Representative Heflln, of Ala?
bama. Democrat, to-day replied to Rep.
reserttatlyo Focht, of Pennsylvania. Re?
publican, who yesterday assailed Ala?
bama and Qeorgls and their turpentine
camps. ' Mr. Heflln Referred to Mr.
Focht's criticism as "contemptible."
His references were so severe that they
provoked* replies from Representatives
Palmer.. Democrat, and Dalzell, Republi?
can. The latter protested and called
attention to tho fact that Mr. Focht
(Continued on Eighth Page) ,
BY ROCKEFELLER
No Effort by Standard Oil Com-!
party to Evade Dissolution
Decree.
GRILLING BY UNTERMYER
"Richest Man in World" Ap?
pears as Witness in
Suit.
New York. May :8.?John D- Rocke?
feller, retired head of the dissolved
Standard Oil Company, was placed UP
j on the witness stand hero to-day to
tell whether ne believed the company
had been really dissolved under the
decree of the United States Supreme
Court.
The aged oil millionaire could not
be Induced at all Onus to give direct
'answers to questions, but made in?
dignant denial of all suggestions that
] there h:id been any effort to evade tne
.decree of the. court.
i Mr. Rockefeller uppearcd as a wit
I ness In the action brought nominally
by the State of Missouri to compel
[ the Inspectors of tho election of the
stockholders of the Waters-rioree Oil
Company, at St. bmis. last February,
to vole the proxies of the Rockefeller
and other Standard Oil Interests
winch had named Standard Oil men
as officials of the company, 'i'ho in?
spectors refused on the ground that
to do so would violate the dissolution
decree of the Supreme Court of the
United States, und of the decision of
the Missouri Supremo Court ousting
th Standard Oil Company, of Indiana,
from the former State. The Watcrs
I'lerce Oil interests alleged in fighting
to prevent the Standard Oil repre?
sentatives from gaining control of. the
company that the manner In which
the standard Oil Interests had ob?
served the decree of tho United Stales
court was "farcical."
Subjected to GrUllnsr.
The aged oil magnate, "the richest
man In the world," was subjected to
a grilling by Samuel Untermyer,
counsel for the Waters-Pierce Inter?
ests, th.it caused the witness to pound
his fists on the table to emphasize In
dl.-nant denials of pointed questions
as to whether the decree of the court
had been in fact carried out.
"Did you ever have a discussion with
John D. Archibald as to how these sub
| sldlarles should be 'cut loose and still
held tiKht?'" queried the Waters
Pierce attornel.
"There was never any thought of
editing loose and holding tight." Mr.
Rockefeller almost shouted. "I hap?
pen lo know about that."
Mr. Rockefeller hnel previously made
the statement that he had never read
the United States Supreme Court de?
cree, although he knew about It "In
a general way."
Mr. Untermyer had the utmost diffi?
culty throughout the examination to
get him to answer questions by "yes"
or "no."
Roth Mr. Untermyer and Commis?
sioner Jacobs found freauent occasion
to object to the "prompting" of George
W. Murray. Mr. Rockefeller's personal]
counsel. Sir. Untermyer drove hard
lit Mr Rockefeller to gel him to ex?
plain the plan adopted for dissolution
of the Standard Oil Company, and how
it was that the "old company" named
the directors and officers of the seg?
regated constituent companies.
F.nipbnxlr.e* Denlnl.
After declaring that he had given
the organization of tho compan'es ni
attention, and that he hsd turned his
Waters-Pierce holdings over to the
gentlemen in charge of the reorgani?
zation "because they knew best what
to do." Mr. Rockefeller, who hnel
been, talking In a gentle, well modu?
lated voice, was asked the question
n.i to whether he had discussed a plan
to "cut loose apd hold tight." It was
here thnt he brought hla fist down
on the table to emphasize his ?ndlg
nnnt denial.
"Tho matter of these reorganisations
Is something I have given no atten?
tion to at nil." ho added.
"Then how do you know Whether
it Is being managed so as to cut loose
and hold tight. If. as you , say, you
(Co*ntlnued on Ninth. Pa go.)
TAFT LEADERS
ADMIT VICTORY
OF ROOSEVELT
IS NEW JERSEY
Colonel Wins on Pre?
ference Vote and Gets
Four Delegates
at Large.
WILSON DEFEATS
HIS OPPONENTS
WITHOUT TROUBLE
Indications Point to Election of
Governor's Delegates for State
at Large and in All But Two
Districts, Giving Him a Total
of 22 out of the 28 Delegates
to Baltimore?Former Presi?
dent Makes Strong Run in
Nearly Every Section, and
Taft's Lack of Strength in
Certain Centres Is Surprising. -
Roosevelt Sweeps State
.Xcwnrk. N. .1.. Hay -11.?One of
the most nnerplns victories Theo?
dore Roosevelt has won In the Pri?
marien nine,- he Iio^hii hin rnmpuluo
for the Rcpulillcnn preNlilenttal
nomination ??? recorded yester?
day hy Ihe ftepulillean voter* ot
New Jcrnr>.
ludleutloun hnneil nn Incomplete
return* nrc that Colonel Roosevelt
carried every congrcnnlonul dls
trlct In the State, ns welt ax the.
State at Inrfce. and <hnt nil the
twenty-eight delcanten .New Jerncy
will aend to Chicago will hp Ilno?e
>clt men.
linvprnor Wilson won bin own
Stnle agnlnnt n strong apposition,
hcntleil Ity hin political cnemle*
within Ihr State, and appear* to
have twenty-four nt the twenty
eight delegate*. Including the dele
gntca-at-largc.
.Vcwark, X. .1., .May 20?Theodore
I Roosevelt's victory in the New Jersey
primary election I* conceded hy the
leaders of the State Toft organisation.
Shortly after midnight E. W. Gray,
secretary of the Taft Business Men's
League, sold that Colonel Roosevelt
prohubly had won tbe four delegates
at lame nnd also the ten district dele?
gate* from the counties of Essex and
Hudson, which comprise the cities of
Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken. he
aides n number of the most populous
auburbau towns. Indications at 1 a.
based' on scattered returns from
nil part* of tbe Stute, were that Col
ouel Roosevelt would carry three or
four uf the other districts and capture
nt least tweuty-tvto of the twenty
eight delegate* this Stute will send tu
the Republican Xntluunl Convention.
At that time President Tatt uppearcd
to be aure of only one uf tbe twelve
districts, with a fighting- chance uf two
more.
tioveruor Wilson's opponents had to
he satisfied with the ahowlug they
made In Essex county, the stronghold
of former Senator James Smith, Jr.,
and former Democratic State Commlt
teeiuan James 11. Nugent. IndientIon*
at 1 A. M. were that Wilson delegates
had been elected for the Meto at large
and lu all hut two of the districts.
The Newark Star, which 1? owned, by
former Senator Smith, eoneeded Gover?
nor Wilson's xucers* last nlgbt, but
said that the opposition probably
would elect nix district delegates in
tlnsex anil Hudson counties Auy dcle
gnte-j rlceted not pledged to Governor
Wilson win go to the convention uu
Instrueted.
Returls Come In Slowly.
The ottlclul count In the l.iDO elec?
tion districts of the State accumulated
slowly last night. The 315 districts
that reported first on the votes for
delegatos-at-largo gave no indication
of the actual results of the primaries.
The figures on these districts, a little,
more than a sixth of the total, were:
Taft, 0,220; Roosevelt. 10.150; Da. F'oll
ettr. 315.
Figures on the presidential prefer?
ential vote wero practically the same.
At the same time Borden D. Whiting,
chairman of the Republican Progres?
sive League, estimated Colonel Roose?
velt's plurality In the ?hole State nt
1 .'.000.
"1 believe." said Chsirman Whiting,
"that Colonel Roosevelt will have every
oneof the twenty-eight delegates elect?
ed In this State."
Ho declared that the Sixth Congres?
sional District wss the only one about
which he had any doubt, and he felt
practically certain that this also would
go to Roosevelt.
Twenty-eight Delegates Elected.
?nder the New Jersey law. twenty
eight delegates to the la-publican and
Democratic National Conventions wero
chosen to-day. two delegates in each
of the twelve congressional districts,
and four delegatcs-at-largo. the latter
being elected by the vote of the whole
State. The voters also had the: prlvl
lego of expressing their personal pre
ference for presidential candidates', al?
though this result had no effect upon
the division of delegates.
Tl.e New Jersey election was tho
last to b. preceded by sweeping cam?
paigns by all the Republican presi?
dential candidates. 1 importance
was emphasized also because only ona
"(Continued on Ninth P?se.)

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