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Fair to-day; cloudy to-morrow, probably rain by night. Detailed weather reports will be found on page 17, VOL. LXXIX. NO. 209. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1912. cvvrhhi. ion, bU at retina and putiuuno toc.'a.'0n. PRICE TWO CENTS. JOHN E. PARSONS DENIES CONSPIRING April. I'inU Checked Lawyer on llip Witness Stand 25 Minutes. HIS SOX ALSO TESTIFIES The Fnther Did Not Know of the Sreal I.onn Until After the Transaction. John F. r.nrsons, the aped lawyer and one of those whom the (lovernment has (harped with the crlmo of conspiracy under the criminal section of the Sherman !w In connection with t!.e Segal loan cf the sugar trust, took the witness stand to his owndefenco nt tho trial in the United States District Court yosterdoy after noon. Herbert Parsons also was a witness ailed hy tho defence and preceded his J father on the stand. With a voice that sounded very clearly hroitghotit tho court room Mr. Parsons Senior described the charge against him In the indictment as boing a conspirator 'absolutely without foundation." He bad been on tho witness stand only twonty nve minutes when court adjournod for the , day. He will resume his story this morn ing It had been tho contention of the Oovenuneitt throughout the case that with H. O. Havomeyer and Gustavo K. Kissel, both dead, Mr. Parsons Ls the chief surviving actor in tho alleged conspiracy It Is likely that at the close of his direct testimony ho will be subjocted to severe . cross-examination. Mr. Parsons im pressed every one yesterday us being ready to cross swords with a crose-exam-incr dorplto his more than 83 years, and his inomory appeared not onco to falter. When Do I.anoey Nlooll of counsel for the defence called his name after Herbert Parsons had stepped down from the stand Mr. Parsons jumped out of his rhair In tho group of lawyers, throw olT the overcoat he liad been wearing because cf an extremely well ventilated court room and walked up almost briskly tr be swom by the clerk. Once in the witness chair lie crossed his long legs and waited for tho questions. He has snow lute hair, but his cheeks yesterday were the pinkest in the court room. He seemed to ix? thoroughly glad of the chance to talk to the jury "Are you one of the defendants?" asked Mr Mcoll. "I've always supposed so," replied Mr. Tarsons cheerily. When Mr. Nlcoll asked hi nee Mr. Parsons said "I was born on the twenty-fourth day of October. 1829. Hn said Uiat he had been counsel fortho fucar company from the time nt its organization until April, 1900, and that he was no longer a practising mombor of the bar. "Did you know Mr. Havemeyer?" asked Mr. Nlcoll then. Mr. Parsons said that he knew Mr Havemeyer very well indeed and that he had known the late Gustavo Kissel focially, though not in ft business way until the Segal transaction. Ho said in answer to more of Mr. Nlcoll's questions that ho had read enough of tho Govern ment's voluminous indictment to under stand it. "Did you ever enter into a conspiracy, Mr Parsons?" asked Mr. Nlcoll slowly. "I don't think so," was his answer. 'Indeed, I never entered into a con spiracy respecting any matter." Mr. Mcoll read parts of the indictment charg ing that Mr. Parsons and the other con spirators had loaned the money to Segal with tho purpose of preventing his rival, The charge is ubsolutely without foundation," said the aged defendant. He said that ho had known nothing about the loan transaction whloh Is the hasis of tho conspiracy charge until after Segal entered into It; also that he didn't know until years afterward that Kissel hail got a $100,000 commission for It. Inscribing his first Intcrvlow with Mr. KImcI In regard to the matter he said that th latter had told him that Mr. Havemeyer was going to make a loan to Segal, "It seems to me, though I can't defi nitely fix it in my memory, that he told me nt that tiino what tho securities wcro Koine to lie," said Mr. Parsons. "Mr Kissel told me," he went on, "that Mr Havemeyer had consented to make h loan but that ho was not willing that the sugar company's name should appear. The reason for that was that he supposed Mr Segal would uso it In an unscrupulous ay to the disadvantage of the company. Mr Kiss" said that if I saw Segal's Iaw yr on th mutter of courso ho would Know v.aero tho money was coming from, hut tho point was (Mr. Parsons drew u wrt of diagram on his knee that Sogal should h.T-i! nothing upon which ho would rave to siy that he borrowed the sugar company money " Mr Parsons saiil that he told Harned, 6gal's lawyer, that they must have real 'orK, not voting trust agreements, and "utinned what Harned himself had "ml about the uncompleted pooling . mrwrijont for tho stock. Then Mr. Nlcoll askM nini about the stipulation that the ''Ml refinery must !o kept closed. Mr Kissel told mo that it was not to "n. explained Mr. Parsons. "I told i'Tn 1 wouldn't ndviv this unless it was 'mod to by nil tho htockholdotn. 1 ipttier I spoko of t'l. minority I don't " an. nut 1 meant holders of tho 'Mi outside of the Sit.-W'j chares wtf were K't TlieiM wero Hovcral talks, but the ii 'om was that I was told that the "iiionty stockholders had paid nothing " "ie,r stock, but had got it as a bonus ''" ' i bonds, Also I was given to ""i- 'and that they had dono nothing ' i helping to run tho rollnery. Mr Parwuis suld that Jio had boon told "' ' id uompany ne?dod a very larco im .,f m-juey to run, about 13,000,000, ii.. recaiiod It. Asked about the pro r' ihat Megal's directors should be " I. !l' S lid; ' " oH that theso directors had U pointed by Sogal and that Sogal - ' wiioi.i thing. I told Mr. Have " "nit I couldn't advise making such "u i the control should remain with Segal; It must be with the lender, but wo wero perfectly willing that Mr. Kissel should namo the directors." It was at this point that tho trial was adjourned. Mr. Pardons hopped out of tho witness chair and went back to his own sent, where ho was quickly sur rounded by tho lawyers for tho defence and many of his friends, all of whom, In sisted upon Mmlilng hands with htm. Herbert Parsons also shook his father's hand and Mr. Parsons smiled and looked qulto happy and as though ho enjoyed It. Komo of the jury lingered and watched tho proceeding with Interest. "You've hoard about that fountain of perpetual youth," remarked Mr. Parsons whllo this was going on. "Well, they can't kill mo with nn indictment." Herbert Parson told of being sent for by Mr. Havemeyer In December, 1903, and bearing a message from Mr. Havemeyer to his father to attend to the details of tho Segal matter. Ho also told of arranging for tho sale of Sogal's col lateral in June, 1905, at which time 1m was n member of his father's firm, and of notifying tho auctioneers not to sell after Mr. Untermyer. representing Sogal and some other stockholders, as well as Kissel himself, had asked that more time be granted. In opening the defence after Judge Hand had announced thai he would deny the motion to acquit made the previous day Air. Nicoll said they would show that Segal hod built Ills refinery to sell to tho sugar tnist. He said that the whole case had been built on "the perjured testimony of this lying scoundrel." and declared that the Government had been afraid to call Segal. Tho lawyers for the defence seemed to find n great deal of satisfaction yester day afternoon In the news that the Chi cago packers had been acquitted, though none of them cared to comment on that case for publication pending the outcome of tho present trial. The sugar case is based on tho name action of the Sherman law as the beef case. FOES OF THE MAYOR SHOT. People of Kock Island Try lu Hush the City Hall Poller Fire Irito Crowd. Hock Island, III., March 26. A political riot hero to-nlght resulted in the killing of three persons and the wounding of nine when the police shot Into a mob that stormed the city hall and the police sta tion. Sheriff O. I.. Iinmer sont a re quest to Gov. Deneen at 11 o'clock to send militia to preserve order in this city. Tho riot i the result or a cunpal gn started by Mayor U. M. Schriver to get rid of "undesirable persons, ns ho said His enemies said It was to get rid of po lltlcul opponents. Last week a newspa per articlo appeared signed by a lawyer which attacked the Mayor's motives. The Mayor met tho lawyer and physical! attacked him after ordering copies of the newspaper suppressed. After a man meeting of opponents of the Mayor, a crowd gathered in front of tho newspaper office and demanded copies of the paper. City firemen dis persed the mob by turning the hoso on it. Then a crowd of several thousand paraded up and down the streets, at tacking street cars. Later they went to the City Hall and two leaders were i The police ordered the crowd to disperse and when it did not a volley was fired i into the crowd. Three were killed and nine badly wounded. Later the mob tried to get into a hardwaro store for arms, but was kept back by the police. LIVE WITH WIFE OR LOSE VOTE Philadelphia Commission Disfranchises Men Separated From Families. PuiLADF.LVHtA, March 20. Through a ruling made to-day by the County Com missioners of Registration approximately 1,600 men, all legal voters, will be deprived f ,,w f tes. bacau88 are '"Plated The commissioners lu one cas ruled that a man's residence is the place of domicile of his wife, if he is married, and that it is front her abode that ho must register. If this ruling ! upheld by the courts it will have the effeot of forcing men to go back to their wives from whom they are separated or lose their votes, It has been estimated that there are about 1,000 mlsmated couples In Philadelphia and among the men are many prominent poli ticians. Tho case which brought about tho ruling was that of William F. Rorlce, a local attorney. Mr. Itorke Is now sepa rated from his wife, who resides with tholr daughter in Gerraantown, but he wished to vote from a house on North Seventh street. The commissioners ruled that he roust vote In Oermantown or not at all. ASK TAFT TO INTERVENE. Ministers and Merchants Association Write Him About Coal Strike. Tho Federal Council of Churches of Christ ond the Merchant!' Association of this city both besought Mr. Taft yesterday not to let the coal disagree ment come to a strike. The Federal Council of Churches adopted a petition addressed to the President In which It said: It ! our profound belief thai Hhere In tereata are Involved which so .seriously effect the welfare of the whole people, declelone of auch moment can no longer be Itft solely to the limited end rtaenlfltd troupe of men Immediately concerned. The Merchant)' Association sent a let ter to Mr. Taft expressing satisfaction nt learning through tho newspapers that ho might concern himself with tho coal situation and fervently wishing him success If ho does. NO DRINKS DOWNSTAIRS. Flnante Department Must Go Two lllotks to Quench Its Thirst. Comptroller Prendergast Issued yester day a order which will mean a large re duction of the receipts of the little buffet on the ground floor of the Stewart Uulldlnif, The order Is that any nf his employees found lu the drlnUlui; 'il.tre In office hours may expecr dismissal i ompirouers inem lives m I thu uast lime been amonir the Inio best patrons of the plane nnd many n time have aot 'em nn all 'lound for the oflleloia who happened to be In thu place, Thu imxt onsla is two blocks away RUTLAND II. R. TO MONTREAL. sinners lv. Oram na Central datlr 7:31 1'. M. Par- tlculars IJ19 Uroadway, Vhoat Uio Had. Att, GRAND JURY HEAR MRS. MORTIMER SCHIFF And Decide by Close Vole After Hot Debate to Hear Her Husband To-day. ADVISERS ARE OVERRULED Mrs. Sehlff Tells a Straightforward Story, Corroborating Her Husband. Mrs. Mortimer L. Schiff appeared as a voluntary witness yesterday before the Grand Jury that is investigating the Drandt case. Her husband, who sought permission to testify some time ago, wilt bo a witness this afternoon in spite of the opinion of Judge Craln.whoadvlsed the District Attorney and tho Grand Jury that the appcaranco of any ono before the Grand Jury, whether that person waived immunity or not, would bo a bar against indictment. After hearing Mr. Schiff and whatever other witnesses may be called to-day the Grand Jury will have finished their investigation. What they will do Is of courso only in their own knowledge. It will be a sur prise to those who huve followed the case, however, If any Indictments are found. The suggestion that Howard S. Gans be invited to testify to-day along with Mr. Schiff waB considered by the Grand Jury and rejected. The arrangement by which Mrs. Schiff told her story beforo tu- Grand Jury was made by Paul D. Cmvatli, one of the attorneys for Mr. SchlfT, in a conference with District Attorney Whitman last Friday afternoon. Mrs, Schiff, accom panied by Mr. Cravat h, drove to tho Crimi nal Courts Building yesterday afternoon and was shown Into tho District Attorney's office. There she was Introduced to Judge Whitman and without delay went on Into the Grand Jury room. She was before the Grand Jury only about fifteen or twenty minutes. Mrs. SchlfT It was understood sub stantiated in the main tho statement issued by Mr. SchlfT recently In which Mr. SohilT went into his side of t he case In detail. She was asked about her ac quaintance with Drandt and whether that acquaintance had ever been other than the merest acquaintance of mistress and servant. Mrs. SchlfT slid that It had not. She supported her hus band's statement of tb,e receipt by her of tho "Dear Iidy" letter and of her re maining behind locked doors In the nursery until her husband came home and then turning over the letter to her husband. and"Hrundt's discharge the next day. -Whe never saw the valet after that, she said. Mrs, Schiff Is said to have leen unable to give any testimony of her own knowl edge of the night whon Brandt enterod the house and assaulted Mr. Schiff. She wus In her liedroom at tho time and did not hoar any disturbance. Her first kmwledgo of the occurrences leading up Brandt's thirty year sentenco to State prison on a burglary charge came from hcrihusband after he had let Brandt out of the house. Mrs. SchlfT upoared to be perfectly Holf-possossed and the told her story &nd answered tho questions put to her In a direct, matter of faot. way. After she had left the Grand Jury room the members of tho Grand Jury got down to discussing in earnest the question whether or not Mortimer L. SchlfT should bo asked to testify. Altogether the dis cussion lusted something like three quarters of nn hour and the bound of raised voices flouted through the Crimi nal Courts Building. Onoo while the verbal buttle, was on the proceedings were interrupted while the District At torney was called in to Instruct the Grand Jury whether Judge Crain had positively told them not to call Mr. SchlfT or whether he merely hud advised thorn that, such culling would give tho witness immunity in spite of all the wa Ivors that he might, execute and then had left to them the question whethor the former cm iloyjr of Brandt should be called or not. ,1'idgs Craln did not dictate what oo'irt; (lis Grand J my should take. After three-quarters of an hour tho voices which had been raised dleddowu and soon afterward the Grand Jury ad journed for the day. That was at .V10 o'clock, the session having been con tinuous from 1:30 o'clock. After tho ad journment It was learnod that a communi cation had leeri sent to Mr. Cravuth In viting Mr. Schiff to appear at 3 o'clock this afternoon and testify, If he would con sent, as ho had agreed to do, to waive all Immunity. Tho offer wus accepted and It was arranged that Mr SchlfT should ap pear this afternoon. The name of Howard S, Gans as a pos sible witness was discussed at the same time with that of Mortimer I. Schiff, but the suggestion did not moot with favor. Two members of tho Grand Jury wero absent yesterday afternoon, and one other was lata but got In before time for voting on tho matter of (ho Invitation ro Mr. SchlfT. The total number of voting members therefore was twonty-one, If tho rumors that come out of the Grand Jury room aro to bo believed the voto on tho Invitation to Mr. Schiff was carried by a majority of one. The other witnesses who testified yosterday were Nathan Goldfarh, who was a prisoner in Headquarters on tho night t tint Ilrundt was locked up there and occupied tho same cell; Frank C, Cole, former warden of Clinton Prison at Dan nemora, nnd John Wesley Howo of the New York American. Ooldfarb already has made statements telling of a con versation he said he had with Brandt that night In tho Headquartein cell, in which ho said that Brandt told him a story somewhat Blmllar to that told to Dotectlve Ilogers. Mr. Cole, who was warden at Dannemora up to a year ago, t old of two conflicting stories which ho says Brandt told him and of his conclu slon that the valet was not telling the truth. MAILLAHIVft VANILLA CHOrOUTR for either renklnr or as a delicious bonbon lias M'j Hnn. lnAH. It ,, . I . IIV f.VI, ' HWH . MHUOT I lU.ll ART, NEW PRIMARY DAY. Democratic Senate Leader Kajs a Law Must He Passed. Ai.BA.vr, March 26. "We will have to make Immediate provision for an other primary day," said Majority Leader rtobert F. Wagner of the Stato Senate to-nlght when he heard that the oftlclul primary ballots had not been delivered In many Brooklyn districts. "We will know more about It In the morning," he added. TAFT. 83; ROOSEVELT, 7. i Kstlmate of the State Vote for Delegates to Chicago. Tht latest estimate of tho result In the whole Stato yesterday gavo Roosevelt 7 of, tho delegates to Chicago elected yes terday. The other 8", 4 of whom are delegates at large to be elected by tho State convention, will bo for Taft. Clialrman Barnes of the Republican Stato committee made this comment on tho result In the State: Every Republican naturally regrets that a contest has arisen over the Republican Presidential nomination. "A full primary mukes un emuty ballot box," Is an old adage. The antagonism resulting from such contests do not wear away rapidly and It Is a matter of record that In those States where direct nominations of candi dates have been established, rarely does the successful candidate, at the real elec tion, receive the support of those whom ha has defeated, and In some Instances Is unable to receive at that election even the vote which he himself received at the primary. A long and serious battle for victory at the election lu November confronts the Republican party. Dissension within tho party at this time makes success In November more difficult, but neverthe less eveiy Republican should understand that this contest Is not between Individ uals for the nomination, but for the very marrow of the party futth as It has been known to Republicans since the estab lishment of their party. It therefore must be gratifying to tho Republicans of the nation to learn this morning that the Republicans of the Em pire State have mrnln recorded their alle giance to fundamental Republican princi ples and discarded doctrines subversive of the American form of government and violative of Individual liberty. Five hundred and eighty thousand Re publicans In the State of New York en lolled themselves under the emblem of that party prior to the first day of January. The date of the primary, March J6, was eet by statute last October. Thererore. ample opportunity to all Republicans was given to declare their will In the selection of delegates to the national convention. Yesterday they (either affirmatively or tacitly) by an overwhelming vote affirmed their steadfast belief In the principles of the Republican party and their unalter able opposition to a third term In the Presidential office. From Information which I have received from the men who have been elected, the highest possible estimate of the Roosevelt vote In th Stato of New York Is seven out of ninety delegates. Delegates From Roosetelt's District Sup posed to lie for Taft. Riveriieap, L. I March 26. At the primary election to-day the voto was very light. Dr. William Carr of Suffolk and Smith Cox of Nassau were elected dele gates to the Republican national convnn tlon from the First Congress district Henrv 8. Brush and C, Chester Painter wero elected alternates. The delegates are fcuppofed to be for Taft. They are not instructed. Smith Cox was reelected Republican State committeeman. Henry P. Keith of Nassau was elected Democrat io State comra Itteeman, GARDEN NOT TO GO. U. I.. Unlstrvaln Rata It'll Stand for Three Years and Ma) be Longer. G. L. Boissevaln, president of the K, and I). ('om;uuy, purchaser of Matlisou Square Garden, is well pleased with his Investment and with the prospects of the Garden Incoming a paying property Since ho has had control he and Van Allen A Poth, the managers, have had oppor tunities to look carefully Into every detail of the big building nnd yesterday Mr. Boissevaln announced that the Garden would stand for ut least three years, and nrolmbly for nn indefinite time. The F. and D. Company ure making contracts with managers and promoters of big shows In which they Involve and pledge themselves to maintain tho Garden for three years and a contract has been blgnod with tho Klnemacolor Company of America, of which Henry J. HrocW Is president, for the Garden Theitre. This theatre will In futuro be the head quarters of tho Kinomacolor show.s, which will txjgln thero next Monday. FIVE ALARMS, BUT FIRE SPREAD Broadway Buildings Near Houston Street and Scorched Deluged Fire In a five story loft building at 823 Broidway, near Houston street, starting nt 1 o'clock this morning, gave the f Ire- men such n hud time In lighting It that . llvo alarms kwero sent In. In splto of tho apparatus that this brought the top three floors of 623 were a total wrccK nt 2 o'ciock this morning. Any goods on tho first two floors were rulnod by the deluge of water poured on them,, nnd the fire crossed to 625 and 627, a double building, through an insldo court. Tho building in whloh the fire Btarted is between two twolvo story buildings. The lop two floors ure occupied by Roson & Herman, makers of shirts, the third floor by the Art 1st Io Millinery Company, the second by the Pultara Company, and tho first by tho Mlllor-Allairo Company. To the south Is the Cable Building, to which the firs had not sprrdd at 3 A, M. SENATORS r-'0M NEW MEXICO. Election ol A. U. Fall anil Thomas II. Catron Arranged for To-day. Santa Fit, N. M March 26. W. II. (Dull) Andrews and Judge 'William J. Mills have withdrawn from the Sena torial contest und the Republican lead ers havo effected arrangement by which Judge A. U. Fall and former Delegats Thomas 11. Catron will be elected to the Vnltcd States Scnato to-morrow, . WOK"" fHc"T'r,.?A3, ftWobs NOT ONE DELEGATE FROM THIS COUNTY Kings Gives Roosevelt Just One, Prendergast, by Agreement. REST OF CITY NOTHING Vote 21.2 to fJno So Far as County Returns Are In at 1:30 A. M. So Roosevelt delegates to Chicago were elected In this county yesterday, and in the whole city only one, Comptroller Prendergast of Brooklyn, who was not opposed at the primary. This is not counting Die two unlnstmoted Roosevelt men who wero eloctod in the Twenty fourth district unopposed, most of that district being In Westchester county. In the whole Stato Col. Roosevelt may have sovenjlclogates. In New York county the regular Re publican candidates for State committee men wero praotlcalty unopposed,, and in the fourteen fights for district leader ships the regulars, with one exception, won against the men who used Roosevelt's name to help them In. Mies R. Backer defeated John H. Taylor In the Fifteenth Assembly district. So far as counting the vote went It was left last night to tho party organizations. Thei Toft-Roosevelt vote was telephoned to county headquarters and put on adding machines for the several Congress dis tricts. Tho voto of the candidate on the head of tho list was taken in each case and tho returns were given as for Taft and Roosevelt and not as for individual delegates. Thesa are tho returns: PHIUAItY ELECTION" nCTVUXS. DUt. Taft. Itooterelt. Dill. Tafl. Itootevelt. it :i;r 07 ib ... m: tit 3 . . tis Ki it, . 2 .MS 1.1 . . M9 1M 20 . 12C 4i ii . . 2MS m 21 . . 2&-S -t:i 1J ... Wl 573 22. . 2800 177 It . . 1713 610 23. . 310J SOU it ..soil io.w a. . ns m Totals. . . . 29IM 1M46 At 1 o'clock this morning the total re turns did not Include the vote of 132 election districts out of the 8S5. The Republican State committeemen elected wholly or partly in this county are: DIs. nit. IS Ambrose O. Neal. IS Abraham n ruber. n oeorie cromweiu 11 Joseph Levenson. II Thoa. Itolhmaa.Sr. 14 Samuel S. Koenlf . JO-Jonn U. Cartwrlsht. 31-Uoses li. McKee. is jonn a. ansa. -U. W. B. Brown. 22-Wm. H. Ten Kvek. 2l-Thomas W. Whittle. 17-A. I'. Ludden. 31 Leslie a. Sutherland The-only contest was that of A. O. Phillips against Oruber in the Nineteenth Congress district, Gruber won. Thero wero fourteen Republican con tests for tlie district leadorshlpei.'in all but one of which the organization men have won. The candidates were: A. u t. 4, 7 10, 15 17 IS ID 24 VS 27. . S2 (.VI S3, II Preient Leader, wiuiam a. note . Alexander Wolf. William llaloln Contestant, fleorre S. Husch. Nathan (treenbaum. John (Haas. Frr.lrrlckL.Uar shall, Leon lllrecker. John II. Taylor. . Abraham ('ruber .loreph I'.. Nejedty ,.MIee II. llerker. .Willis II. Uavls. Peter 11. Catena. Hubert V. Levts. Jerry Kellehcr. Philip Silverman. LnulsS. (Irenner. William Zotuel. Kilward II, Healy. A. P. Schwarsler. .ilex, iiruuin. klorrlft Lelv. i i-e Samuel Krulenttch II. W. n. Brown, J. J. Knewltt.. ... Alfred II. Hlmonda Ernest W. llradbury Becker won by some S'O votes against Taylor In tho Fifteenth, according to tho returns at midnight. These figures wero not tubulated, but they are the best the clerks could give out. Some 3,000 votes were cast in tho district. There wrra only two contests for Tammany district leaderships. James J, llines against James Ahearn, leader of the Nineteenth Assembly district, and Samuel Marx against William J. Wright, leader of the Thirty-first. Marx wan beaten, 1.74T. to 834. Hines beat Ahearn l,f21 to 1,202. In the Second Congress district in Queens the voto was f3l for Taft to 230 for ltoosevelt In Richmond county the vote was 882 for Toft and 438 for Roosovelt President Koenig of the county com mittee made the following statement last night "Notwithstanding the vigorous efforts of the Roosevelt committee, the personal attempt of Col. Uooseve.it to stampede the voters ut the eleventh hour and the enormous expenditure of money in tho Colonel's behalf tho enrolled Republicans of the county of Now tork, by a secret ballot, fully protected In their rights when voting, by an omphiUlo majority deolarcd for tho rcnomlnatlon of President Taft. "This is very gratifying to the county organization which so loyally supported tho President. Of course the official oount of the ballots, which will be made by the State officers duly authorlned, has not yet been made, nut the indorse mont of President Taft on the first and unofficial oount Is so tremendous that thore can no longer be any thought throughout the country that the radical platform of the Colonel ran be supported In Now York. When Chairman Koenlg was certain of tho result ho notified President Taft In Washington. Karly this momlng Mr. Koenlg received a telephone message from the President, who congratulated him on tho victory, and thanked the Re publican organization With about seventy eloction districts not heard from. Chairman Koenig an nounced at 1:30 o'clock this morning that the vote wus Taft, 80,402; Roosevelt, 14.311. Mr. Koenlg said: "I consider this tho most remarkable victory ever achieved by the organization keening In mind that Col. Roosevelt is a native of New York, Wo hope now that the primary contest Is over all Repub licans lu the city will unite in support of President Taft, whoso nomination now soems assured, and aialfo certain Ids reelection, Tho early returns received at the county headquarters indicated, as the statist! clans figured it, that the Roosevelt oandl dates would get about 10 per cent, of the voto cast, The percentage rose later, One oarly Item of news thut trickled Into the headquarters wus that Amos I Pinchot.whowasthoopponontofNIoliolas i Murray Butler ai a delegate from ths Congress district, had bs. beaten by a voto of 51 to 32 In his own election district. "GlfTord'fl brothor Amos knocked out of the ring," said a district leader. In tho Sixth Assembly district, where Samuel Koonlg, chairman of tho Repub lican county committee, Is tho leader, the Taft forces won by a voto of 080 to 70. District loaders flocked to county headquarters last night when the ro turns began to show up to congratu late Chairman Koenlg and jubilate gen erally. Otto T. Bannard was ono of the visitors, and he sold : "The surprising thing Is that taking the East Side as a whole tho Taft victory was greater there than In any other part of the city. Where Roosevelt was supposed' to bo strongest tho majority against him was tho largest! TAFT GETS 15 IN KINGS. Only 1 Roosevelt Delegate No Changes In District Leaderships. Timothy L. Woodruff spent two hours at Republican headquarters In Brook lyn last night and expressed his sur prise and regret over the mlxup In the ballots. Ho said there was no doubt ns to tho result of the slnglo contest over the selection of a delegate to tho national convention In tho Fifth Con gress district between I.lneburgti, the Taft candidate, and Berg, who Is for) Roosevelt, as the returns so far re-1 celved showed an overwhelming victory for Ltneburgh. 1 The delegation from Kings county to the Chicago convention will stand IS for Taft and 1 for Rosevelt, the lat ter being Comptroller William II. Prendergast, who was named by the party organization from tho Fourth Congress district, with Mr. Woodruff as his associate. The results of the con tests In the Republican districts were as follows: In the Fifth district Thomas H. I.tne- burgh, the regular candidate, defeated J. Philip Berg, the Roosevelt candidate, by 1,993 to 637. In the Ninth district Fred Llndo tnaln- talned his leadership by a vote of 1,012 against 641 for Harry A. Hanbury. In the Sixth district John Dlemcr nlso maintained his lead by n vote of 750 to 110 for Abraham Miller. In the Fourteenth district, where the ballots were distributed only an hour or so before the closing of the polls, George A. Owens, who has been In control for long time, got a vote of 320 to 128 for Kmest C. Wagner. In the Fifteenth district. In which there was a sharp right between William Schnltzpan and Harrison C. Glore, there was no election, no ballots having been received until the time of closing up. There was a brief contest, however, with written ballot, and It resulted In 185 votes for Schnltspan and 101 for Glore. In the Seventeenth district Lewis M. Swazey, who has been the leader for sev eral years, won over R. Gordon Mackay by a majority of more than (00. In the Twenty-first district only a few moments were devoted to the voting be cause of tha long delay In receiving' the ballots. The vote stood 167 for Adolph Levy, ths regular candidate, and 33 for Isaac Miller. The Democratic results were as fol lows: In the First district, Patrick H. Qulnn maintained his hold as leader by a voto of 1,315 against 660 for Philip J. Butler. In the Second, John J. Bridges also holds on by an easy victory over James Farrell. In the Seventh. William J. Heffernan remains In control, defeating T. I. Oeoghegan by a ,ote of 463 to 324. In the Ninth district. In which there nas a large shortage in me nanois, Thomas F. Wogan has maintained con trol by defeating William A. Doyle by a majority of about 500. In the Nineteenth district, Henry Has- enftug remains In control, defeating Will iam F. Deegan by a vote of 2,017 to 488. In the Twenty-second, .Tnmra I. Sln- nott, the long time leader, won by a vote of 3,118 to 848 for his opponent. In tha Twenty-third, In which three election districts were without ballots, James J. Monahan, the executive mem ber, defeated Philip Riley by a vote of 2,306 to 886. In the Fifteenth district, In which three election districts were without ballots, James McQuade, the lender, got 1,304 to 1,117 for John W. Carpenter. In the Fourth district, with one elec tion district missing, Thomas J. Drennan, the leader, won by a vote of 2,015 to 1,014 for Andrew C. Troy. In the Thirteenth district Owen J. Murphy wan running behind Matthew J. Meaghor for the leadership at mid night, when the returns were still In complete. The results or ine unsaiisractory primaries are regarded as tending to strengthen the hold of Timothy L. Woodruff in tho Republican organiza tion and of making his return to the county leadership an easy Job. It Is estimated that he will be In control of fourteen or fifteen of the Assembly dUtrlctB ond thus will be able to dic tate the organization of tho new county and executive committees. On the Democratlo side. John H. McCooey will be In substantially the same situation he has been In for more than a year, with the support of four teen of the district leaders, and tho opposition of nine. Noon alter me pons ciosea it was dis covered In the Eighteenth Assembly district by Naval Officer Kracke that the ballots delivered for Republican voters did not contain the names of Lewis Swazey and Congressman Cal- der, the two delegates to t:.a national convention. Mr, Kracke said: "At a time when the Presidency Itself Is st Issue, the stupidity or worse of some ono has disfranchised an entire city. The situation calls for the most searching Investigation." Before leaving Republican headquar ters last night, Mr. Woodruff said that he had a talk with Mr. Barnes over'the telephone in regard to the situation In Now York city through the mlxup In tho ballots and that It Is tho opinion of the State chairman that it won't bo neces sary to have legislative action taken to have new primaries. 3 to 1 for Taft In Richmond. The difficulties over the ballots did not bother the Democrats, stneo they had no fight on. Rut with the Republi cans it was a different matter. Ez-Sona-tor Chauncey M. Depew and Borough President Ueorge Cromwell were candi dates for delegates to the national con vention Instructed for Taft; William W. Mills and George S. Husch opposed them as Roosevelt candidates. In thn twenty districts where thero was voting TJie lail Bupponern "on uy auout i to 1. Roosevelt carried ono election dlstrlot, the Twentv-slsth. by a .vote of la to 7. The vote was extremely' small in many of ths districts because there was no time for so many to cast tnetr uauots. Aplaoatlo Invisible Blslfht yyczlaaaas for near aadunt vision, .peacerV i Msldea Ian.. WITH NO BALLOTS, PRIMARIES FAIL Kings, Queens and Richmond Largely Disfranchised Yesterday. NEW PRIMARY LIKELY Appeal to the Legislature and the Courts Dis cussed. NEW YORK SUFFERS LESS Roosevelt Litigation Prevented Printing of Ballots in Time. . CONFUSION EVERYWHERE Typewritten nnd Other Hand Msdo Tlallob) Tried New Law Troves a Iltirdcn. In a substantial fraction of the elestion districts of tliis city thero was no primary election yesterday because no ballots wero delivered to the polling placet. Thero was enormous confusion and In hundreds of districts tho ballots arrived late. When they did not come ct all ths polling places closed up at 0 o'clock with out any election. When the delivery was delayed ruoh persons as wcro in tho polling places at 0 o'clock had a chance to voto and others were turned nwny. In more than onn district unofficial ballots were prepared and voted nnd it is believed these will be held to bo legal on tho theory that a voter cannot be deprived of tho franchlss by a failure of the publlo machinery ii he can find n remedy for himself. In ths Thlrty-thlrd Assembly district In Ths Bronx the Independence League me.i got up typewritten ballbts and used them. At 0 o'clock last night taxlcab loads of ballots were still leaving the printer's office for Brooklyn, Coney Island and Stat en Island. New Prlma-y Day Ilkelr. Lawyers who wero consulted about It were not sure that there was any remedy., although the suggestion was mado that, the Legislature could appoint a new pri mary day. But the legislature has th.3 entire State to consider.- It will doubtless consider the whole matter to-day. John R, Voorhis. State Superintendent of Elections, said that the situation was without precedent and ho would not like to pass upon its legal aspects. Mr. Voor his is regarded by politicians as n better authority on primary laws Chan mot; lawyers. "Until every phase of the situation is presented to me, he said, "I would not care to make any comment. It is a very unusual situation. I have had reports by telephone from ray inspectors and I will receive written reports to-morrow morning. Until I know absolutely what has happened I would not care to express an opinion ns to tho validity cf tho primary. Probably It will liavo to bo determined by the courts. With the facts in my pos session to-nlght I Bhould not caro to sug gest any remedy. Maybe legislation will bo necessary." Abraham Gilbert, chnlrman of tha law committee of the Republican county com mittee, mado tho following statement last night: In every cann where It was reported that ballots had not been delivered the Inspec tors were advised that unofficial ballots might be used. Tor this purposo the In spectors were advised to send to the nearest polling placo having sample ballots con taining the names of candidates and to use them In the same maner as omdal ballots. No parson should have lost his vote by renflon or the absence or the official ballot. This situation is covered by section 81 of tho election law, which reads as follows: If for any cause tho official ballot for anr party shall not bo provided as required by law at any poiung place unofficial ballots, printed or written, made as nearly as noasl. bio In the form of the official ballot may be used." Ths only section of ths law havlna any application to a case whore no vote was ac cepted by the board Is section 56, and the section appears to limit the power of ths courts to order a new primary in cases of fraud to such an extent that It Is impossibls to dotcrmlne the true results of such pri mary. Least Trouble In This County. In New York county, where was the only Roosevelt fight that amounted to much In ths city, there was less trouble than In other parts of tho city. Many of tha polling places had no ballot at the open ing hour, 3 o'clock, but In course of the next few hours the ballots were delivered to the polioe by automobile and taxi- cab and the reserves were hustled around to the polling places in the precinots. Tho Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh Assembly dlstriots, in tha centre of Man hattan, were the last to be provided with ballots and they were not supplied in all the districts until nearly 8 o'olook. In tho Fifteenth Assembly dlstrlot ths Roosevelt column was blank on many ballots. More than 100 districts in Brooklyn were affected and somo never got ballots at all. City Island reported at 0 o'olook that no ballots had arrived thero beforo tha closing hour, while in parts of Queens tho polling places were closed up without u vote being cast. Ths last Assembly dlstriots to be supplied in Manhattan were the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-Beventh. At 0:40 o'olook enough ballots had been sent to the West Twen tieth street station, for tho Twonty-flftli Assembly dlstrlot, to suppl ' six polling places, nnd it waa 7:W o'olook before enough Republican ballots had been sent up for tho whole district. Socialist and Prohibition ballots were still missing nt that hour. Ksarly all the polllug places "Mttnhatt(vn wore m orktng order at 1