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MT. VERNON, 0., TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1912 No. 35
ESTABLISHED 1836
PRICE TWO CENTS
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HARVESTER CO.
IS III I
Administration Places It In List Of
"Bad"
Negotiations For Voluntary Dissolution Of Combine Fail
And Federal Authorities Will Ask That Court Not
Only Dissolve It Into Component Parts, But That
Company And Selling Agency Be Restrained From
Engaging in Interstate Commerce
IS CHARGED WITH MONOPOLY
Negotiations For Voluntary Dissolu
tion of Combine Fall and Federal
Authorities Will Ask That Court
Not Only Dissolve It Into Compo
nent Parts, but That Company and
Selling Agency Be Restrained From
Engaging In Interstate Commerce.
New York. Apt 11 29. The federal
government having failed In its ne
gotiations for the voluntary dlssoto
tion of the International Harvester
lompany, will within a fow days file
I suit in equity under the provisions
jf the Shorman anti-trust law.
It was learned that the Taft admin
istration In Us suit will make
charges far beyond technical legal
violations of the Sherman anti-trust
law. It will charge that the Interna
tional Harvester company is a "bad,"
not a "good" trust, as the Itoosovelt
administration characterized it, and
iiiat it has resorted to unfair busi
ness methods, false representations
and unlawful means to secure Its
monopolistic control.
It Is understood that the federal
government will ask the court not
only to dissolve the trust Into its
component parts, but to restrain the
company and Its selling agency from
engaging In Interstate commerce.
Individuals Mentioned.
Among the individual defendants
will be Cyrus H. McConnlck, Charles
Deering, Cieorgo W. Perkins, James
Deerlng. William H. Jones, Harold P.
McCormlck, Edgar L. Bancroft, Q.
P. Baker, E. II. Gary, Chailes Steele
and John A. Chapman.
It Ib understood further that the
government will contend that when
public opinion became aroused
against the trust, It turned this very
agitation to Its own profit. It is con
tended tlint the trust forced compet
itors to sell out and then, hiding the
truth of the changed ownership from
the public, would market the ma
chines of the newly acquired com
pany as "not made by a trust."
Agents In the small towns, it will
ho charged, were also kept in com
petition with each other, while all of
them In reality wore selling ma
chines made by the International
company.
The government, it is understood,
will contend that the benefits of
preferential freight rates have also
heen secured by the trust.
DENIES TEDDY'S VERSION
President Sayi Cabinet Did Not Dis
cuss Harvester Case.
Washington, April 29. President
Taft practically charges Theodore
Itoosevelt with having uttered a
falsehood in his Worcester speech,
when he duclarod that Mr. Taft as a
membf.r of the Roosevelt cabinet
made a motion that there should be
no prosecutlou of the harvester trust
pending investigation by tho commis
sioner of corporations. The presi
dent's reply to that feature of Col
onel Roosevelt's Worcester speoch
dealing with the affairs of the har
vester trust company was embodied
in a "personal statement" issued at
the White House.
It appears that at the time in 1907
when the proposed prosecution of tho
harvester trust was supposed to bo
under consideration by the Roosovolt
administration, Mr. Taft, then secre
tary of war, was not in the United
States.
President Taft declares that ho has
SUED
Trusts
GEORGE W. PEKKINS
Will 3e Sued as Member
of Harvester Combine.
no recollection of the harvester caso
over having been discussed while he
was a member of the cabinet, add
ing: "I am authorized to say by Mr.
Root and Secretary Wilson, both of
whom were members of the cabinet
nt that time, that they have no recol
lection whatever of ever hearing the
prosecution of the harvester matter
discusbed In the cabinet."
The president Includes In his state
ment an extract from a letter writ
ten by Herbort Knox Smith, com
missioner of corporations, who de
clares that ho telephoned George W.
Perkins on Nov. 7, 1907, by direction
of President Roosevelt, that no suit
would be brought against tho corpo
ration until after an Inquiry by Com
missioner Smith. On that dnte Sec
retary of War Taft was in the Phil
ippine, having sailed from Seattle
on Sopt. 3 and not returning to tho
United States until Dec. 20.
Takes Issue With Taft.
New York, April 29. George ,B.
Cortelyou said in a statement from
Roosevelt headquarters: "My recol
lection Is that the harvester matter
as before the cabinet several times.
Whether both Mr. Taft and Senator
Root were present I ran not recall,
but I am strongly Impressed by the
belief that Senator Root was pres
ent" Peary's Companion Drowns.
New London, Conn., Apt 11 29.
George Borup of New York and Win
ship Case of Norwich, Conn., benlor
ttudentfi at Yale scientific school,
tveie diowned off Crescent beach by
tho capsizing of a power' canoe,
fieorgo Borup Is the young Yale stu
dent who went north with Peary
when Peary discovered tho north
pole and wns the youngest momber
of tho party.
Tire Explodes; Autolst Killed.
Albany N. Y April 29.- lllnsdll
Parsons of Schenectady, vice prusl
dent of tho General Electric com
pany, was killed Instantly when a
rear tire on hlB car blew out, causing
the machine to turn over Into a
ditch.
aHBBBip
PROBERS GET NEW
TITANIC WRECK TIP
Smith Rushes Men to New York
on Latest Glue.
Washington, April 29. Senator
Smith, chairman of the senate com
mittee investigating, tho Titanic dis
aster, was In communication with
Now York by long distance tolephono
and dispatched a couplo of men to
that city to run down some new In
formation that had been given hliu.
He declined to dlscuBB the nature of
this Information,
Tho senator also cabled to Oor
niany to obtain information from tho
liner Frankfurt, ami by his order all
North Atlantic porta are being
combed for vessels clearing In April
in the hope that some trace may bo
found of tho unidcntilled schooner
which was referord to by Captain
Mooro of the Mount Temple In his
testimony.
Colonel Archibald Oracle called on
Senator Smith and indicated that he
had some detailed information about
the Titanic which, owing to the sud
den appearance of danger, was over
looked by many of tho passengers.
Columbus, O.. April 29. -C. E. Ruth
enberg, editor of tho Cle eland So
cialist, was nominated for govetnor
n the third ballot by tho Socialist
Hate convention, in session at the
Tederatton of Labor hall, Albert Pot
well of East Liverpool was noriiinat
pd for lieutenant governor.
BODIES ARRIVE
Mackay-Bennett, With Grewsome
Cargo, Reaches Halifax.
Halifax, April 29. Bearing 189
liodies of Titanic wreck victims, the
Mackay-Bennett arrived here this
afternoon and at once began tho task
of unloading her grewsome burden.
The body of C. M. Hays, president
of the Grand Trunk system, is not
on board tho Mackay-Bennett, having
been picked up by the cable steam
er Mlnla, which is jet at the scene
of the wrpek, continuing the search
for bodies as well as tho boisterous
weather will permit. Latest wireless
lnformotlon from Captain DeCartorel
of the Mlnla is to the effect that few,
if any, moio bodies will be recovered.
Ice Checked Rescuers.
Washington, April 29. Two steam
ers and a schooner woro only a short
distance away from the Titanic when
she sank, according to the testimony
of Captain James H. Moore of tho
steambhlp Mount Temple, before the
senate committee investigating the
tragedy. Ico was the barrier that
hold back vessels hurrying to the
rescue.
Survivors Reach Plymouth. ,
Plymouth, April 29. One hundreu
and sixty-seven sun Ivors of tho crew
of the Titanic, Including 20 steward
esses, disembarked from the Lapland
here. Crowds of people on the docks
and heights around the town wit
nessed tho arrival of tho steamer
and tho lauding of the small contin
gent that remained of the crew.
Washington C. H., 0 April 29.
Grover Hedges, 26, of Lancaster, a
brakoman, fell from a Pennsylvania
freight car under the wheels. Both
logs were crushed and he died two
hours later.
Transport Buford Sails.
San Francisco April 29. Forty
members of tho coast nrttllory woro
shipped on tho transpott Buford,
which sailed for Mexico to bring
back Americans whoso lives may be
in danger.
Shoots Wife; Kills Self.
Gainesville, Ga April 29. Whilo
confined to her bed expecting tho
birth of a child, Mrs. Monu Pitts was
mortally wounded hy her husband,
who then fired three bullets Into him
self and fell dead.
NOMINATE
BRAKEMAN
KILLED
DU
ELISTS USE
IN FIGHT
Philadelphia, April 29. John Lar
kens, 2, In deadjand Frank Roddy,
SO, Is dying as tho result of a duel
the young raen.foilRht with shotguns
at Martins village, u suburb, follow
ing an argument over a young wom
an. The young men, armed with
shotguns, met jit a back alley at
Martins village. They were accom
panied by seconds,
At the first volley Larkens foil.
The entire load of buckshot with
which the gun had been loaded tore
a terrific hole In his abdomen. lie
crawled to his knees and, steadying
himself with one hand, placed his
gun across a convenient box and
took aim at Roddy. Tho buckshot
wont true to the mark. Rody, who
had escaped at tho first volley, throw
Columbus, O., April 29. There is
only a possibility that the constitu
tional convention will be able to ad
here to Its declared intention to
cease active work this week and re
ess next Filday until May 13. Tho
prevailing opinion, among delegates
flow seems to bo that thero Is too
much work to be concluded in one
week unless important matters are
to be slighted.
The change being suggested takes
into consideration the fact that much
of the desire to adjourn before May
21 Is duo to the anxiety of dolcgates
to tako part in local politics at home
for the May primur)cs, which fall on
the date mentioned. Therefore the
suggestion is being raado that the
Springfield. O., April 29. John
Miller, a chemist, who gave his llttlo
daughter Gladys a dose of morphine
find then took some of tho poison
himself, revived In the county Jnll,
but the child died at a hospital. "I
am glad that the child Is dead," said
Miller. It is said that Miller and his
wife had not got along well together.
BANDIT KILLED
Puts Up Hard Fight Against
Great Odds.
BONNOT CORNERED IN GARAGE
With Anarchist Companion, "Demon
Chauffeur," Leader of Gang That
Terrorized Paris, Holds Population
of Village, Police and Soldiers at
Bay Until Building Is Dynamited.
Dubois Found Dead on Floor, but
Bonnot Dies Fighting to Last.
Pails, April 23. After being trap
pea In an automobile garage, Bonnot,
the notorious bandit and leader of
the gang that has been going around
in automobiles, killing and robbing,
and Dubois, one of his accomplices,
were both killed, but not until they
had put up a five-hours' fight against
heavy odds. Bonnot was known as
the "demon rhuutt'eur," while Dubois
.'as an anarchist. Their hand had
U-Tlfled Paris for nearly a year.
During tho battle, in which dyna
mite was employod to open a breach
in tho building, two pollcemmi woro
wounded. Bonnot was killed after
police had entered the building, but
Dubois fell earllor In the battle,
Chic! Gulchard cautiously opnnod
the door of tho garage and found Du
bois preparing to leave the place on
a motorccle. The light began at
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
'iil PROLONG SESSION
INFANTICIDE HIS FATHER
SHOTGUNS
OVER GIRL
his hands Into the air, whirled
around and fell to tho ground. Tho
load very nearly tore his entire Jaw
way and some of tho stray shots
Just missed tho Jugular vein.
Tho police arc trying to find the
leconds and tho girl.
Talks to Mill Workers.
Lawrence, Mass., April 29. Col
onel Theodore Roosevelt today noon
Addressed a large crowd of mill work
ers in this city, his remarks being
enthusiastically received. He left
Boston at 8 o'clock this morning on
a special train, making car-end
speeches In a number of north shore
towns. This evening he will speak
In Plttsfleld and will reach New York
early tomorrow morning.
convention push ahead its recess date
from Friday of this week to Friday
of noxt week, and allow tho period
of recess to extend over tho date of
the primaries, with final adjourn
ment soon thereafter This would
put final adjournment between May
23 or 24 and June 1.
Wounds Two; Kills Himself.
Baltimore, Mil., April 29. Enraged
because his offer of marriage was
not accepted, John Zamicolo, 50, an
Italian, shot down his sweetheart
and her mother and then turned the
pistol on himself and sent a bullet
through hts brain. The man is dead.
Tho wemen are not expected to sur
vive. Des Moines, la., April 29. Ray
Wyman, 17, was arrested here
charged with tho mmder of his fath
er, John Wyman, near Wicks. The
body of the dead man, with four bul
fct holes In It, was found In the
kitchen by Mrs. Wyman. The boy
was arrested while trying to pur
chase an automobile.
once. Dubois drew a revolver and
began firing and other shots came
from an upper window. Two police
men, Eugene and Arlon, weie wound
ed at the very outset, the former seri
ously In the stomach and the latter
slightly in the arm Not knowing
how many men he had to deal with.
Chief Gulchard withdrew his force
nnd. Ktirrnumlpri the caraEe. Which
was situated in an isolated spot and
surrounded by trees, which furnished
excellent cover for the officers.
Entire Population Turns Out.
Meanwhile the news of the firing
had spread and the. local mayor and
councillors, armed with levolvers, ar
rived to reinforce the police. The in
habitants of Choissy-le-Rot also grab
bed up any weapons they could find
and hurried to the scene. Republican
guaids, more police and gendarmes
arrived in autos, having been sum
moned fiom Paris by telephone.
Sightseers by the hundreds also ar
rived In autos to watch the battle.
The camera men and cinemato
graphers wero soon on the ground.
Moving picture men worked steadllj
without fear and declined to take
coer as advised by the police. The
firing kept on for some time and.
after r. geneial attack, the trumpets
sounded "cease firing" and new tac
tics wore tried.
After several unsuccessful at
tempts, a dynamite cartridge was
placed against the side of the build
ing and exploded. A cart covered
with mattresses was then used to
cover the approach of tho detectives
and gendarmes.
Tho police cntoicd tho garage and
found that Dubois had been dead
for some time. His body lay on tho
floor.
Chief Gulchard was about to step
Into tho garret when a shot sounded
fiom above It wont wild and
Gulchard sent a bullot Into tho head
of a man which was protruding from
under the mattress of tho bed. This
man proved to be Bonnot,
AT GRANT'S FUNERAL
General's Horse and Ca It
ton Escorted by Soldier,
Photo tr American Preu Association.
OPENS FIRE ON MAN
RIDING WITH WIFE
Companion Returns Fire and
Both Are Dead,
"Wheeling, W. Va., April 29. Step
ping out from behind a clump of
bushes on the National road near
Coleralne, O., Earl Shaffer drew a re
volver and held up a rig In which his
wife, stepson and Philip Smith and
Lucy Viol were riding. Shaffer or
dered the women out of the rig and
then started firing at Smith, whom
he acedsed of winning his wife's af
fections Smith drew a six-shooter,
and the two men emptied their guns
and then fell over In the road, mor
tally wounded. Both died en route
to the hospital.
Columbus, O., April 29. Attorney
General Hognn, In construing the cor
rupt practices act for Prosecutor
Metzger of Columbiana county, hold3
that If one is a candidate for public
office and has a "friend" who Is will
ing to supply the munitions of polit
ical warfare, the sky is the limit as
to the amount the friend may spend,
provided that money spent by
"friends" is only for purposes de
fined by the act as legitimate.
A
FLYWHEEL
Fremont, O., ApilT 29. Charles
Lesher. .11, an oiler at the Lake
Khore electric power house, was in
Uantly killed when he slipped and
'.ell against a large flywheel.
AS YOU LIKE IT
The third tire within a month did
$25,000 worth of damage to the plant
ef the Cincinnati Panol company.
Akron, O,, boasts of a baby born
Mth perfectly formed tooth. It is a
boy and belongs to Mr. and Mrs.
tlenry Smith.
Two extremely deceptive counter
feit $10 and ?20 gold certificates havo
been discovered in circulation by
secret service agents.
Martin Drew of Cleveland, unfor
tunate In an affair of the heart, end
ed his troubles in the muddy waters
of the Chicago river.
i2ms II i' 'MHIi'i liW I ' lM
CAN LET
MANGLED BY
41 DEAD
IN STORM
List Of The Fatalities May
Reach Higher Figure
In The Tornado That Passed
Over Oklahoma
The Property Loss Can Not
Yet Be Estimated
FOUR TOWNS HOT HEARD FROM
More Than 100 Persons Injured In
Terrific Cyclone That Swept Over
Southwest One Village Reports
Only One Building Left Standing.
May Be Days Before Full Casualty
List Is Completed, as Wires Are
All Down.
Oklahoma City, Okla., April 29.
Latest returns from the district dev
astated by the tornadoes and cloud
bursts which swept through Oklaho
ma, place the death list at 41. Thf
Injured list will be in excess of 100
nd may reach 200. The property
loss can not yet be estimated.
Four towns can not be heard from
at all. They are El Dorado, Warren,
Blair and Martha. They were re
ported blown away, and no commu
nication with them since has been
established.
The following is a summary of the
situation that covers everything re
ported In special telegrams from,
points near the various affected'
towns and villages:
Lugert, early reports exaggerated.
Only two known dead, three prob
ably fatally injured, a score less seri
ously hurt and one building left
standing in the town. Butler, nine
killed, a score injured, 50 buildings
blown down. Foss, 10 reported dead,
25 or 30 injured, town badly dam
aged. Sentinel, two known dead,
several hurt, gieat property damage.
Hobart, country west devastated, two
known, dead, four others reported
dead, great property loss. Rocky,
one dead, previous reports of dam
age confirmed. Calumet, three
deaths, about 10 injured.
Childress, Tex., several dead, many
hurt. Korn and Colony, two small
towns near Arapahoe, badly dam
aged, but no lives lost.
A downpour of rain of from one to
five Inches accompanied the storm,
and all the small streams are raging
and the Clmmarion bridge of the
Rock Island, 30 miles south of Enid,
was waehed out.
Days will be required to ascertain
the full extent of the storm's dam
age and to obtain anything like a
complete list of the dead and la-
Jured.
HIS DEATH
Cleveland," O., "April 29. Andrew
Cordylok, 30, attempted to cross tho
central viaduct, which is being re
faired, and fell through a hole In
Ihe bridge to the road, 90 feet below,
and was instantly killed.
WOMEN PLAN
CAMPAIGN
Columbus, O., April 29. Projec
tive union of the Ohio Woman Tax
payers' leaguo is tho latest doWop
Uent in the suffrage campaign. The
taxpayers' league, which Is In itself
i powerful organization, has been in
vited by tho suffrage association to
Join farces, and will decide whether
to accept the invitation at the meet
ing of Its central committee, to be
held this afternoon.
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