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Showers to-day tnd probably to-morrow; easterly winds. Detailed weather reports will be found on page 13. mt. VOL. LXXIX.-NO. 242. NEW YORK, MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912. Opyrio,, I0H, 61 Me .S.,n Vbttina nipf fuMi'Mug .Uwhtlnn. PRICE TWO CENTS. PARIS BANDITS DIEJJATTLE Lender Killed nnd Follower Takes Poison When Trapped. nOl'NPKDUP IN GAKAGK Mutticss Armored Cart I'sed In Soldiers to Blow Hrcach in Wall. ATTACK LKI) BY LEPIXK Townspeople Aid in Siege of Auto Hand That Raided Gay Capital. ntlti u'rri'llL'ti uv 'iiiiivi.'rrl,.l?''.r''e!!y,,,y,!- Jl'' made no attempt -----------j........ I IttVtl 111 I it Mnvino Picture Me,, Take Kiln.sn,rUury,;nmsS;,; wa While Police anil Hohheiw Kvchanire Shots. . , tohi, Htwtrl, tu Tmr Si. Taws. Auril '.'.S. Bonnol. the iiolori-' mis bandit and sutiposed le.ider of the ' band that h been going around in auto- Prominent scientists. """ Ilieie wh. a stop fur lunch-1 CiAinHlU, w (lrawI1 largely from Mis mobiles killine nnd robbing It. virions' ,,on"' w'" har' ' up- " '''is city and then the paity piesseil ouri fl. r.i7.n, H, State pride wins, monues killing nni rouinug m .moin ,.,. , . ,. ... .. K. on a ouir I hu load to Schenectadv. hoii n .. .. ui . , , r 1 ,t I pl-ices. and Dubom. one of his accom-I plices, were tranped In n gar.igo by the police to-day and both in?! deith after a five hours siege. ; Honnot was known as the demon , chauffeur" and Dubois was .in aiurchist. The Uind of which they weiv ine'iibrs has terrorized Paris and its environments for months. In the battle, in which dvnimilo was,'" uie distance travelled ilurln- Hie employed, two policemen were wounded. Honnot died hVntin lo the la-t. bull.'"". r pnoiogiapliy s Dubois ,.oisoned liiu.self after the police 1 ind soldiers had made a bte.ich in the wall. The affair in some re.oects ies , mbl-.l .onili.ii tile Kittle of Sidney street in London on January .1, tail, when police, suMier nnd the file biigade surrounded two! Kiis.ian Imndits. who were binned lo.n,. Wll!t ., hU a,.llim, Hll( Hath in a house wheie they had taken I memlier of the Vale track team, win lefuge. I nlUK his V Ijsl year I'o-d.iy's roundup grilllled tho wish f Chief Detective (iilichaul that llontml should be captured or killed Is'fiu- bin last victim. Sub Chief of Police .luuin, was buiied. Is'caus- the Lillet's funeral is scheduled for to-tnoriow. Chief (tuichard bad lieeu on the trail f the bmdits for several days a nil this morning he anil several detectives at lived the vill.icn of Cholsy-le-liol, In the ditection of Ivry This was the scene of the (iglit with tho police last Weilties. day when .loilin was killed. The detectives went to Choiny-le-Koi for the imrpose ot making a seiich nt n garage which a Itussian auiicbist turned Dubois bad tented from a man of the nam" of l'roiiientin, who is known .is the "millionaire anarchist." The ga uge was a lightiv built alTtiir of wood with a stone foundation, having a g.inet ,,. Wllt. xn ,., , ,,,. with sleeping accouuuod itions. . ls.uttt,o Taft M.t. is genet .11. kept Chief Gun hard cautiously oi.ened the I u.JVi ,(,iini ..,t f, coiuitl.-s KMil bsir of thy garuse and fouiul Dubois i Tllf, The Slate i on etillon will be i on preparing to leave tho place on a motor- tl ll,., t,v Taft delegates. cycle The light Isjgr.u at once. Dubois 1 drew a revolver ami bean tiring and "ther shots ame from an upper window I'wo policemen, Kuijene anil Allotl, eiv woutubsl t the outset, the former seti insly in thu stomach and the latter -lehtly in the arm Vot knowing how many num be had to ler.l with, the chief withdrew Ins force nnd surrounded tho garage, which was -i' ntted iu nil isolated spot anil sur rounded by trees which liirnished ei- lent cover for the officers Meanwhile the news of th" firing had sMeiid and the local Mayor nnd Coun- i i!''i"s, urmetl with revolvers, arrived to . .. enr-.tc.. the police Tim inhabitants of I ('noisy. ti-Kni also cnught up any weapons ; rhey couid find and burned tothe scone If-publicnn Guards, more police and gendarme arrived in automobiles, having been summoned from Paris by telephone. Mghtseeis by the hundred nlso arrived tu automobiles to watch the battle Uv 10 o'clock the pollco had established i c ir Ion around the garage and every 'irsly was kept 3'xJ yards from it Only gun be.irciH were nllowed any nearer. The lighting went on intermittently for some time. Now and then tho be sieged men would flro at. Homo one and the i.esiegnrs would roply by sending volleys into the building. Camera men nnd cinematographers were soon on the scene. Tho photog 'tphers and moving picture men worked s'vlily without fear and declined to take cover as advised by the police. The firing kept on for some time, and finer general attack from all sides at I 1 o'clock the trumpeta sounded "cease fring" and now I act lew were tried, v long cart was loaded with straw v l armored with mattresses borrowed im people living near by. The owner f the curl, who was shielded by the .'nor.backisl his horse toward the garage, Lieutenant of the Republican Guards 'Mwled under tho cart and placed a iyiiamlte cartridge ngainst the wall of the 'is Then ho retired to safety. The I'tiidge, however, failed to explode. This manoeuvre wan repeated three i"s the attaokcra nil tho time firing 'he house from another point or over wagon On the third attempt the t'lriilgo exploded and made a large n-h in tho house, which caught flro, Silenco then fell on the crowd, which xpected a Inst despairing rush from the sieged. There was not a movement of v sort The cart was again employed cover an advance by M. I.eplne, the i 'lrrt of police, who had arrived early on Continued on Fourth rage, GEORGE BORUP DROWNED. I.nt Prom Ponrr I'mior Willi Win- litli I'nsr. ZjasxesrsaA Caso of Norwich. Conn.. both iriml.iate I students lit Yale, were drowned off Cres- cent IWach, IiiIVh wi-it ofihlt. hinliiir. tills afternoon. I They arrived at Crescent Reach last evening, occupied the ("use collage last . night nnd Htarlod out on the Sound Ibis! morning In power canoe. Tim craft was headed cast and nothltiK was seen of them again until 3 o'clock this after noon on the return trip two miles from Crescent lleacli. The little Ijout was seen to capsize liv Henry Gardiner of Millstone nnd he nut out in hiit launch to the rescue. When the i launcn ran alongside the upturned canon nothing was" hccii of the two young men. A cap nnd coat were Moating near by. Three, motor boats are searching for the ! bodies, which had not been found Into to-night. George Horup is the Vale student who wetit north with IVary when Peary reached he pole nnd iih the youngest member of the party. At that' time lie wan taking a post-graduate course in geology at Yhle. After he came back Horup wrote a boot. of bin experiences which van a delight 1 ,it-r,f, i j in m uuiriicii wav but used .7 . ". " ","e" Impose. j inut Horup and l). S, MucMillau, another t .member of Peary's expedition, would start on a new Arctic trip, thin lime tol""" ' " " 'Y v. "' .v""emay ascertain whether the Mun.l or peninsula known as Crocker Land, -upposed lo have . been seen'by previous expeditions, reallv existed. The trio n ,.lw.,l,il.l i' ' ! .luly and was backed by a number of , n i.' "r prm iirtll, l I till V ,, wk ,m thi, Hp liri)1(t ,,; r.(..,n )p,iii,. ii. ur riu iihi'k ity itaiy f,m lh, v,,K,r,.r: "I was sorry to lose this nung V.ile runner, with his enthusUsiu iiml bis l',Ut',;. He has led I U hemy sleilge oer the tlo.-s In h way tlml (oin j manded every one's mlmlrntlnu, and uolilU h.ue made his fathei's eye Kllsten." And again: J"1" " 1,111 assistance nnd Ids , . , a 1 . " 1"n,M'l,,""Vl , liedlllur.. LJ.... I I , .Hiun.el lnshl .'as., wn l..,r In -Noiwl.b. (.,.. ., ,,c.......r . is;. "'' Kiadoated last yiur from Vale S lntltlc Si liii.il Put went hack last fall to tnhn u in,t- KI'Hdu.ite ciilltsH la mining ..iiL'ln,.. . Iih. WASHINGTON FOR TAFT liiill.'HIIiiiim re 'I'linl I'reililenl Will I hit) Hie Sr. Tico.ma, 'ali Apt It Thu. W'asliliiKtnu (le'r;.it.s (,, riilta-.! will 1' fur 'fa 1 1 is now i inn i d. il ! Itni.si n-ii nun i.a i noetic leiui if. i nerr , , . . , seems bate i.i.ss.l.lbtv that ...,smx,., ...a, e .,e,eVaie- .I..UI uie ...in. Spokane) I'niiKrii's dlsttlct Not iiiiintlni: Nluu and Wbatiom en until s, Taft will lu,e deb gates In tin Stute i n.n eiiiinn nt Alierdeett. .May l.'i. and Itiinsevelt 14.i. To.s stlmae Is made li Itufits Wilson tu-i'i it;, r of the Itonsevelt 1 1 1 1 . . i -1 . . e 1 1 . In Washington at lis Iticeptlnn. Unit; ami WhnHi.m (iiittiltx hi 111 m limit-'..- v ...( i i . nt v 1 1 1 1 Hugh '. Wallace Is home fioiu New Votk ul.d WashlUKtou to lead tin- Ciaik tight In the Deinocmtlc Stale cim-ii-tloii at Walla Walla .May U. U the luii. ity iouentiun jesl.rday lie was Indorsed for one of the Tacomi dele gates to lialtlmore, though Wll.-nn men me making a strong lampulgu II Is believed a majority of Washington's delegation will be for T.iU. Wallace Is n former national Detnociatk com mitteeman and will probabl" bead the delegation. He was born In Missouri I xnil tenii ; u'arni iit.rwi.ntil fileml uf (;nt, . JJJJJJ) AS ACTIVE AUTO THIEF, l)r, fteiilr? Alleged In llnte '1'nl.en Man? Machines In l'lilUdeliliU. PlllAtri.wili, April 2S Local de tectives think that by the arrest of Dr, Allen T, Gentry thev have solved the mystery of many stolen automobiles. Gentry, formerly a West Philadel phia practitioner, was held In New Jer sey pending the recovery of the woman Injured while automoblllng with lilni. He was released after she got well and the hA-al authorities picked him up. While awaiting developments they looked up bis recotd during his two ycara residence In Morrlstown. They found that several machines In pos session of New .tersey residents bnd been purchased second hand ftom Gentry. The police now accuse him of steal ing a car valued nt 13,000 from S. M. Mears of Oak Lane, another from Km- len Hnro of 3212 Locust street, one ,rom..O:.J-"e,Ker.?1 !? Vx.'?ru a lourin iron. u. irawioru oi hdjo Lansdowne avenue and still another from II, ('. Hanchler of 3001 Oxford street. All of these were high priced cars. All have been recovered from the men who said they had bought them from Gentry. Dr, Allen T. Gentry of Philadelphia, who was arrested In Newark after nn automobile accident, In which Mrs. Mary Hoffman, a waitress, of Morris town, sustained n fractured skull, wan extradited lo Philadelphia on Saturday night. Rnoievelt (Jets Two More In Kansas. ToPF.h'A, Kan., April 2N lioosevelt carried tho Sixth Kansas distiict at yes terday's primary. Ho is now sure of sixteen of the State's twenty delegates, LOW ROUND TRIP FARM dsn Franclico, I.o AngrUa and Has Dlfgo, r IAS 00 round trip from Chlrsio, dally April 27th In MyJd.rfliirnllmn June 57in. 1013. Ia Chlraxn And .North Wrilern Ity. Corrt spending low fare from olhfr point. "Thf Iiml nf l'.rr Ihlni." Vot pArtlctilAM Apply At ticket nfflm. II. It. Juhmnn. lienrrsl Agent. Ml Uroadway, ,e Yor Cltj. N. Y.-As, . HINSDILL PARSONS DIES WHEN AUTO OVERTURNS K h t'il Counsel K il It'll 1 Willi" I I'Vltlir (lilt a v.,u. (.. ' HIS rilATPKRI'It ALSO lll'HT St'crcttiry in the Toiincaii .lumps anil Hst'iipcs With out n Scratch. Alhant. April !. Hinsdlll Parsons, viee-piosldenl and genctnl counsel of the Oener.nl F.lectrlc Company, was killed In an automobile, accident on the Columbia roat' '''ice miles from this city thlsafter- noon. James 7. Nicholson of SclienectaUy, Mr. 1'arsons's chauffeur, who was sitting with Mr Parsons on the front neat of Mr. Pntsons's automobile, was caught be- Heath Hie machine when it went tumbling 'into a ditch llii leg was broken and lie U in Si l'..i.i-'d li.,i.ltAt I...,-., u It v .i.eiib.o.1 of Amsterdam. Mr Parsons' i tii in mi in AiiigirMiiiin, .mi hi wjiih " : senetary. who was in back sea.. I V, ,. i V 1 1 i . - ' Mv 1 Hn","H JM " M1'-' '"'' ' "K" I'uw-reii niil.m.oi.lle ,,H I"'"-''"""! Mr ,r- Wrt',n" enthusiastic aiitoinobllist and anxious to liy out the new car, so '.'r'"!'! 11 All,aiiy with the chauffeur j " i, ' . . . . ' I to make that town in time fordluner . Mr Parsons was tatting his new car,, a i a lively pace along tne i oiiuiitiin r.u.i that winds ntoi the liensselaer lulls over I the Hudson. The load was slr.iight and ill. 11111 inn 1,1 1111 1 iii'v t'll llllt-e miles mil when suddenly a tear tire blew out 'I he car slewed ai loss the loud. struck an embankment and went whirling er in the air into a ditch, beneath il vv.r Mr P-irsims iiml ln i.li.'i nffMiir , nri n j v 11 vist'iiiti i.i in. 11:1 lii ill I linn. Hy t f. ( M. vW.,.,r,H . . . ,,,.... .... P... sons was d.d. His head had been , .... ,.!,... ,., l.. ....... .1... 'chauneur. whose leg had la-en pinned . . I II, I I II I I I , MIII.SI- f llflll l'l . ,lm)t.r ll,e ar. to the hospital he, e. ,,.,,,,., wlic w'a. , hli .i i ,. , .M t.t slightly daniJi-ed. was lowed toan lb.uiv iraraire. His wife was told or her husbands'"1 ,HW 'h'"'l. death nnd hastetieil loS. henecMdv from ' Thirty-four of the Harvard students hei-New Votk home last night. ' reglsteted last night, and the appllca- 1 Mr. Paison, succee.le.1 K P I'ish ! lions of nbout 1 00 more were rejected jieneijl counsel .if the General lllectrio in ivi ii. nan nfii .villi uie coillIMIIiy as couuel since lul. As general coihim-I ii.. i... i i :.i. i i he played an iuipoi I. nit p.ut in establish- illg Ih'e coiporaliou s cml.a.t lelations I He was iat tlcularly valuable to the com- , paiiy for Ins work in omiecliou with the American rights f r.iiHign corpoiatloiis Mr. Parsons was f tho who in Hi... t..oK an active .aii hi tne re.irg mi . i I i.l I o le Muchel hue Ker ril- ( uiniunr , ' , the time ot .is lailuie ami when it : g, on tisi.ei asau. I.ecauie a director. a peiiion Hum wmct. lie later irt.re.1 ,,., ,wed mothers nnd their He was born in lloos.ck Palls forty- LuUcn xw succored In separate In e.gl.t years there he (.repared for I ,.. 11B . lirsent. tt.e Slate will. Ttiulty College, ttoiii which he was graduated, anil he studied law at the Albany Law School lbs father had been Iur many years counsel for the Wood Harvester I'omp.iuy of llousick Calls and the young man did a great I ,hfiuJZl via? nude" XT for , General Klecll'ic he was elected president of that conceit! Although he retained his home in Schenectady be spent in.ii I. or bis time in New Vurli. He was largely responsible fur the development of the Schenectady liailway Compaiiy and the Schenectady Illumi nating Company He was president of the latter comp iiv He was in cieMrii in building the I toy and Saratoga btancles of the Schenectady Ifailuay Compnny and the extension of the vailous city lines. He vms a diiei.tor of the Holly Hill Coppei N'lning and Smelling Company and the I'.lectrio Pond ami Sliaiel .lOipaiiy. He leaves no childn n KILLED IN SHOTGUN DUEL. Too Men I'lulit With Seconds liter (ilrl In I'hlliulelphlN Subnrb. Piiii.AOKi.ciiiA. April is John l.ar!ins, 21 years old, Is dead and Prank Itoddy, 30 years old, is dying as the result of a duel with shotguns this morning at Martin's Village, a suburb, following a dispute over a young woman. Tho young men met this morning and had a fist fight Larkins suggested that they settle the affair with shotguns and Itoddy ngrced, larkins went home and got his gun and Uoddy brought his from tho home of his parents iu West Jones lane. M Tho young men. each accompanied by a friend, returned to (he meeting plaro selected. Residents of the neighbothooil, looking from their windows, saw two men measure off apparently nbout fifty paces and station the two with tho guns, who ut n signal began firing At the first shot tho second diap , , .... , ' Pire'l, lrkln fell with a load of buck shot In his abdomen. He ctawled to his knees, and steadying himself took aim at Roddy ond fired, noddy, who had escaped the llrst shot, fell to the ground. Tho load of shot had torn his jaw away. For halt an hour persons in the neigh borhood feurcd to leave their houses. Eventually Mounted Policeman Geiger heard of the duel, found the bodies and hurried them to St, Agnes's Hospital, Larkins died within half an hour. Itoddy has not regained consciousness and late to-night physicians say he cannot livo. Tho pollen are trying to find the seo onds; also the name of the girl. ! WANT STEAD BURIED AT SEA. Wireless Tells Marks) .Rennett Thai That Is Ills Family; Wish. Halifax, N. 8., April -A wireless message was sent lo the Mackay-Rennett to-day from a source representing the I family of w T. stead asking that if hi body is nn hoaid that it he burled at sea This.was sent at the 'desire of the family. MOST WOMEN XNOCKKNEED. ,lr. Francke Tin hi Dresses le- I form M'J ler Cent. !ft'Nlt'il, April :. Dr. Karl Frnnckt), the eminent surgeon, who recently de- rlAM.il tin. irenrttitr fif tlirht. ftU trtfl llV womon would Hpoll tliolr figures and make, them nil Uno.-LUiii.pd. has been nl-nnspil liv Him nllAntfn tnnrlf. nil lltm for his statements nnd has come out with 'statistics to show that the tendency I toward knoekknee I common. He says three-fourths of the children are knock- kneed when they am .1 yearn old, but while Ihin disappears in HO per cent, of the. hoys owing to the free uso of their legs it persists in 82 per cent, of the women, largely because their skirts prevent them from stretching their leg vigorously. Two gynecologists, Drs. Strassman and Immclinann, oppose the view of Dr. Francke. Dr. Immelmann declare light kirta are a blessing in diaguinn becaime thev reveal knockkneednen and thin hits a woman 'h pride nnd compeli her to take the necessary exercise. I The universal criticism of the dress makers is that Dr. Krancko'n Idea is , nonsense. They ridicule the statement that tight skirts spoil the figures of women. They have no fear that the doctor's criticisms will have any effect on the present fashion of light dresses. CLARK'S SISTER A DELEGATE. - Color.,,.. ... Srn Her . n.U....re r,,i.iii,o S.-BINno. Col. April 2S. .Speaker Clnmp Clark seems sine to con tiol the Colorado State Democratic con- vent loii ti, be held hete to-morrow, Wil son and Harmon have a following. Severe! counties hae iitructed for Clark and ,IPIM Un!nlructed aiv for him r.x-.iov, iornery, nun in an niwiiiiwu I. A . MJ . IKJl'ltril, v llli n .11 n .. uiiuitiiuti (f . Mi,,,,,; ..m,,., Ht ie committee. ,. i)av nndfl. B. Arnold of Nt. I.011U , i,OOMt ,.nrl(. ,, pitM r, ();,, u sluei , w ill prob hi)v )t. ,eegnll. )lt HIK0 YOUNG TAFT VOTES TO-MORROW. iioiirri t Ilartanl l.atT Nlmlenl. Ilea Mesnscfciiirlls Healdenre. I'AMMRIIslK, Jlass . April .K. Holleri A. Tnft, sun of President Tafl, was registered as u voter last night and will "' " next Tuesday s primary lie tins Deen a lesioeiu in .mna nusells n.r one year ami oi ani. nuKe ( JOT BIX UK III III?! WHHII fill II IHI Ml I II i-r .register. lonng nut Is a siuueni in uie nai- ' H'" "f leglstratlon PLAN TO PENSION WIDOWS. 1 ni..nel.ii.ell. Tarl Keep. line luillariil Kmiilllrs iimrllier. ' Hr,,v, Apill Gov. I'oss has u t.tll w hli b may pave the wny ; ,,. ,lriislonlms widows with chtldrtn. T. vim mai(,.s n i.osslbl.- for Gov. . .... . i...t.. ... (.... I IISS ill I1IMMU1 II I i.llllll.ri'iini i" iii. Ilu(lte ,,. ,1,., hi,Ity (lf Mn-.snchusetls ,un 1(t wh,.rv,y UixUaii uf In- IthriUKh lt chat Ity department, pay these women pensions varying accord ing to the number of children until suih lime as the children's earnings will make the family self-supporting. I TORNADO DEADLKT NOW 41. vice-ll'mir OklMhonia '1'iiniia Sllll Cut Off t-Vniii Co in in a n lent I mi. Oklahoma Ciiv, Okls., April '.'S The lit of deaths fmm the toinadoc which swept through Oklahoma on Saturday was iiiigumeuicil to-day when it became known that ten cisoi." were killed at loss, nine at Hutler, two at Sentinel and one at Hinton. 'Ibis tilings the known dead up to forty-one. The injured list will be in excess of 100. Pour towns cannot be beurd from at all Thev ate Kldorado, Warren, Illalr and Marthn '1 hey weie tepoited blown awav on Saturday afternoon and no cotn- n.imicalioii since has been established. I'rom l.ugert early teports were exag gerated Onlv two ai- dead and three fatally Injured Davs will be teuniie.l to asrertain the full extent of the stoun's damage and to obtain anything like a complete list of the dead and iuji.te.l WASHINGTON'S TITANIC BABY. Mr. mill Mrs. I'eramnn Vnine Sun fur Cul. Astur nnd .Mnjur Itutt. Wasiiinoton, April SS. --"Archibald Astor" Is the name of Washington's Titanic baby. The child Is the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Cecil A. l-Vrguson of 1354 C street. Northeast, and was born on the day tho Titanic went down. "We both agreed that be should be named after two of the" heroes of the disaster, and we christened him Archi bald Astor, after Major Hutt and CV. Astor, and It Is our hope that he may emulate the heroism of these men," said the mother. QUITS TO FIGHT SOCIALISTS. Ireretarr nf Klcclrlcsl Workers Msys They've Hart t'nlons. In a circular letter to the members of tho International Protherhood of Elec trical Workors Issuod yesterday by Peter W. Collins, he says that he has decided to resign tho office nf international sec retary to which he was recently elected, He gives as his reasonhis desire to devote tho rest of his life to a campaign against socialism. This cornea somewhat as a surprise to the brotherhood, although he said nt the time he was elected he would not accent the office if it were offered to him at the expiration of his term in I'.Ui, Collins said In his letter that Iho attaoki of the Socialists upon organised labor have been vicious and not without results. He says his intention is to enlist the sup. port of all labor oi gan bat Ions in the fght to kill socialism. He i motes Samuel Gcnui era to the effe"t that the .ocialista hao materially hurt the i.nl"oa and rt mlU it blmseli, U. S, WILL SUE THIS WEEK TO BREAK HARVESTER TRUST WITH ACTION ROOSEVELT CALLED OFF TAFT SAYS ROOSEVELT MAKES FALSE CHARGE Slinrp StntoiniMit From White llonso on Harvester Trust Issue. WASN I' A (WHINKr MAJTKIt i i ri' i n- .. in in. . i. Anil 'laft. Was in Philippines When Hoosevelt Settled the (.'use. Wasiiinoto.v, April !.- President Tuft pructically charges Tliecdoro ltoosevelt with having uttered a falsehood in his Worcester speech on Friday when he declared that Mr. Tafl, ns a memlier of the lioosevelt Cabinet, made the motion that there should be no prosecution of the harvester trust pending investigation by the Commissioner of Corporations. The President's reply to that feature of t ol. lioosevelt s Worcester sticech is em- bodied in a "personal statement" issued j at the While House to-night It appears that at the time in 1907. when the proposed prosecution of tho harvester trust was supposed to lie undei considera tion by the lioosevelt Administration, Mr Tnft, then Secretary of War, was not in the United States. President Tnft declares that he has no recollection of the Harvester case ever having been discussed while he was a member of the Cabinet, adding, "I am authorized to any by Mr Hoot and Sec retary Wilson, both of whom were menr i .... . r . i. ,...i.t . . i. . . I ir n u uie v.tti.iuri ui iiimi nine, uiai iiiey i . , .,,,., ,,,. ' . ' nave no recollection whatever or ever' hearing the prosecution of the Hareeter matter discussed in the Cabinet The President Includes in his statement an extract from a letter written by Herbert Knox Smith, Commissioner of Corpora tions, who says that he telephoned George Vt . Perkins on November 7. 1907, by di rection of President Hoosevelt, Ihnt no suit would be brought against the cor poration until after an inquiry by Com- missioner Smith. On that date Secretary of War Taft was in the Philippines, hav ing sailed from Seattle on September 23 and not returning to the United States until December 20. President Taft took occasion to nn- nounre In his stntemenl on the lioosevelt speech that on April 21. List Wednesday. I f .. I .1 : .,1 . . . I. ... .11 ' .-.iiuiuej 'Mi'in'ini 11.1.V1 mum " in- rected to bring suit ngainst the Harvester, company. 1 While the statement issued by the Presi- dent to-night betrays no feeling, it is even more sensational than his speeches ip which he made personal attacks upon his predecessor Mr Taft does not employ "(be shorter and uglier" word, but he raises a question of veracity that public men here lielieve Col Roosevelt cannot evade. Tne President's statement in full follows; "Mr lioosevelt in bis speech nt Worces- ter, as reported by 1he public press, re- ferring to the harvester trust huh. said: "As a niBtter of fact Mr. Tuft was n tm tuber of my Cabinet when this Identical case was f.lllv dl'cusso.t before the Cablmt, snd he conllnlly .iptuoved the in tlnn taken nnd Indeed, as a matter of ...... .. .. ii.... .... i.i...nnt .....t. I IHI'I, III.. IlltlllUr.. IS llllll lie iiiii.rti. ii. :, .he .,, In,, iiml theie should t. no i.rose- riitlon of the harvester trust pending i the Investigation Into the trust by the j Zryy.ry, at fnult. I am authorized to say by Mr Root and Secretary Wilson, both of whom I wero members of tho Cabinet at that time, that they huve no recollection whnt- ever of ever hearing tho prosecution of the Harvester mutter discussed in the quarters: (tint the trust har. a monopolistic grip Cabinet, and Mr Root is very certain! "Mv recollection Is thai the hanrMcr upon tb manufacture of nil lines of agri thnt he never Raw or heard of Mr. Herbert matter was before the Cabinet .n era) ! cultural implements but that the sgen- Knox Smith's letter to Mr. Roosevelt, under date of September 21, 1907, on the subject "I am ablo to say the same thing. So far as my recollection goes, I never beard the harvester trust matter mentioned in any Cabinet meeting that I intended;' This Interview w lth n;.c,ir Straur was J will btvo complete, unchallenged domlil and I cannot be mistaken In the statement given out last nlcbt nt the Roorox eit ion of every branch of trade and commerce ... . . . . ' . I . 1. ... I.IJ. that I never saw nor knew of Mr. Herbert Knox Smith's letter of September 2! to the President until after my administration had begun and tho time when tho prose- cution came up in 1010 or 1011. And I never saw or read tho letter until about two months ago, "This correspondence shows that the subject matter of the prosecution of tho International Harvester Company came before President Roosevelt on August 22, 1 Hon by the Bureau. One of them was 1607, which in tho data of his letter to lumber, nnd the other, I think, was Attorney-General Ronapnrte; that Mr. 'sterl. Herbert Knox Smith's letter discussing, "Whether both Mr, Taft and Senator the question and advising ngainst suit Root were present I cannot recall, but was dated September 21, 1907; and that Mr. I am strongly Impressed by the belief Smith's letter was forwarded by direction .that Senator Root was present." of President Roosovclt under dato of 1 September 24 to tho Attorney-General. fATT AflUPFTI QAVR flAntTPTTl with direction to tho Attorney-General to I 1A 1 AUttiiiilJ, HARFIiiLD. bring the loiter to tho President that week to talk over the matter. "The official records show that Presi dent Roosevelt left Washington in June, 1907, for Oyster Ray nnd returned from Oyster Ray to Washington on September 2t nnd that on September 29 he left Wash ington for a trip down the Mississippi River, returning to Woshington on Oc tober 23, 1907, and that ho remained In Washington from that time on "The official records of the War Do partment show that I left Washington In June of tho samn year and went to Murray Ray, Canada; that I remained thero until August, when I visited Oyster Ray on August 13 nnd then went to Wash ington on the 14th and left Washington on August 19 for a Western trip through Oklahoma, Missouri, the Yellowstone Park, Washington and Oregon, reaching Seattle on September 8 and sailing from Seattle for the Philippines on September 13. I did not return to the United Ststes until December 20, 1907. "l have a letter from Mr, Herbert Kftox Smith, Commissioner of the Bureau of Cor porations, written at my request, in which he uses the following language: "On November 7,' l!07, which dale I n.x from my personal diary, I telephoned Mr. Perkins nt the President's order that tli'j Picsldnit look the view that the burenn's Investigation should come before the suit. "ThN indicates with certainty the time when tho matter was decided nnd shows that if tho matter did cotno boforo tho Cabinet at all It must have been after September 21 and on or before Novcm- iho country and could not have been I present, and certainly could not have 'made n motion or suggestion in the Cn,liml tIlBl MO Mlit bn pro,.cute(. ntii ;nfter the investlgmion. Mr. Roosevelt asks why suit has not been brought in this Administration against tho Harvester trust company. A report made to mo by the Attorney General shows that shortly after the decision by the Supremo Court of the Standard Oil and Tobacco cases the Attorney-General was about lo begin suit against the International Harvester Company when its representatives re quested an opportunity, in apparent good faith, to submit a reasonable plan of reorganization or dissolution which would meet every just cause of complaint.' With my approval the Attorney-General , delayed bringing suit pending the con- sideratlon of this proposition and during negotiations which ensued looking to the accomplishment of such results. These negotiations were delayed, first, by reason of the time required lo make an examination of the books of the Harvester company, and secondly, because of delay in completing the report of the examiners, duo to the fact that they were obliged to susnend work on it in order to rnmntet thole Wirl .n th c I 1 .rital in.'aa.Jnallnn I These negotiations had continued until April It, 1012, when, as I have before mentioned, they came to a conclusion, and it was determined that no agreement could be reached which the Government .... . . . . . , . . . ... could accept, and on that date the Attor .. . ... ney-General was directed to bring suit "William H. Tapt. "April i9ii." Friends of the President are delighted with the President's arraignment of Col. Roosevelt. In this Instance, at least, they insist that Mr. Taft has "the goods on his predecessor. The President's charge that Col. Roosevelt was iu errr w"en ne 8" that the Cabinet approved ,ne proposal to suspend prosecution of the Harvester trust pending investiga tion is buttressed by the testimony ef K1'hti Root, one of Col. Roosevelt 'slnti- mate friends, as well as that of James I " ilsn, who served as Secretary of Agrl- I culture during the SOVetl years of Col.. Roosevelt's occupancy of the White House, administration in its suit will makecharges Neither rniin It lu K. I i.. .... mln.u,nka.M,llt.. i i 1 i , . w - , .... i., ,u. '.uuiftvu B,ln prejitntc". and tnetr friends insist U' lesiitytne as tney nave done they were inspired only ly a desire to see that a ecpiare deal was accorded tho President I here is good reason to believe that lioni now on the Colonel will be -called" every llmo be makes a statement that is known to be Inaccurate. Tho President entered on the controversy with great reluctance and only nfter he had been persuaded by friends that in the interest of history the time had come for him to tt-ll some truths about his predecessor. Hoston. April 28.- Col. Roosevelt re , lired ver- early to-night becauso of nn early morning start to-morrow. He could not be reached with regard to President Taft'n statement to-night deny. , ing mat rresident laft was present at I...I.1M-, .. in . ., an Inhinet meeting which discussed the Harvester affair. . STRAUS ON HARVESTER SUIT, Crlrlon Refers tn Hint Ills. llreollretlon nf It. George ft. Cortelynu said Uim nlqht lu n statement from Hoo.seet head- tlnirs, Mr. Straus, who wan Secret.it v nf Commerce nnd Labor then, bad with the Attorncy-Grner.il Immediate Juiln dlrtlon over It and would bo able ti. speak accurately I mikecm tint vou ask him." campaign headquarters: I distinctly remember that the Har vester matter came up at one Cabinet meeting, nnd my recnllerjlin Is at two , meetings. I recall that I mode a verbal , report of the pt ogress then mode by , the Hitrcati of Corporations. "There were several mstterR of n , similar nature that took priority over j the Harvester nritter In the Investlga Former Sroretnri' Hectares He Ap. proved Itonsevelt .Methods. Ct.r.vr.i.ANii. April 28. In a statement made public here to-night James It, Gar field, who was Secretary of the Interior In President Ronsevclt'u Cabinet, takes Issue with President Taft's declara tion relative to tho attitude of the Roosevelt Cabinet tnwnrd the harvester trust, "Mr. Taft was In absolute accord at all times with the method Ihnt was used In dealing with the Investigation nnd prosecution qf grent corporations," he snld. "There woh no different method used In dealing with the Harvester com pany than with any other corporation. "Further, the Harvester and Steel com- of Immunity such ns had arisen In the beef case, nnd they understood that If the Investigations developed facts Justl- fylng prosecution, prosecution would .follow, Mr. Taft was In absolute oc- I cord with that method." "Good" Trust of Five Years Ago Now Called "Bad" in Many Ways. MAY ASK FOR RECEIVER If Court Deems It Advisable, ' to Wind Up Company's Airairs. TRUST WILL FIGHT NOW Accused of Hiding Behind Some Rivals and of Killing Others. IS A GROWING MONOPOLY With Already a 30 to 90 Per Cent. Clutch of All Trades In Its Line, It Is Charged. Negotiations for the, voluntary dl ",olu,lon of th" ,ntr',in, Hrmtr Company have failed, and a suit in equity under the Sherman anti-trust law will ba filed by the Federal Government within a few days against the big corporation. It is understood that Federal officials would have instituted the suit several days ago were It not for the fear that such action might be misconstrued as an effort on the part, of the Taft administration to play politics. While the Government officials have declined to discuss the de tails of the proposed suit information has leaked out which warrants the state-, ment that it will make interesting reading in the light of the attitude of the Roose velt administration toward such litiga tion. Herbert Knox Smith, President Roose velt's Commissioner of Corporations, recommended five years ago that ths proposed suit against the harvester trust be called off on the ground that the only complaint against it seemed to be a tech nical legal violation of the Sherman anti trust law. This presumably was the view of Col. Roosevelt when he ordered his Attorney-General, Charles 3. Bonaparte, to hold up the filing of the suit. It was learned last night that the Taft Rr ugyunu leciinicai iegi vioiaiions Ol the Sherman anti-trust law. It will charge that the International Harvester Company is a "bad" not a "good" trust, as the Roosevelt administration charac terized it, and that it has resorted to i unfair business methods. false repre- I sentations and unlawful means to secure its monopolistic control. its monopolistic control. It is understood that the Federal Gov ernment will ask tho court not only to dissolve the trust into its component parte but to restrain the company nnd Its sell ing agency from engaging In Interstate commerce. It is likely also that tho Gov ernment will ask the court in this case, as it did In the tobacco trust case, to appoint receivers to take over the property and affairs of the involved combination and to wind it up if, in tho opinion of tho court, such a course ii deemed advisable. Tho Federal Government will eharire I that the trust controls between 8i and, jsn per cent of nil the harvester machine business of the country, 75 per cent of . 1. 1.....:.,.-.-- . A.M , f ..... Ul'M.ei i .uniiier--, tr, 'ei eui 1,1 ..in oinneiy iwine mieiness nnn per cent, of the ssIim of nil lines of farming imple- ments I Th" Government will allego not only 1 r'ri fr distribution, tho retsi! iraplment idcaWe. and othr are rapidly coming under tb trust's undisputed control. The Government will charge that unless this control in prevented and restrained th International Harvester Company in agricultural implements of all kindi The International Hftrvefer Company, the International Harvester Company of America, the International Fhx Twine Company, the Wisconsin Steel Company, the Wisconsin Lumber Company, the llli nols and Northern Railway Company and the Chicago, West Pullman and South- ' ern Railway Company will b made do- fendants in the tuit Among tho individual defendants will be Cyrus H. McCormick, Charles Deer Ing, George W Perkins, James Deering, William H Jones, Harold F McCormick, Edgar A Bancroft, George F. Baker, E. G. M. Gary, Charles Steele and John A. Chapman. Tho Government o gents are prepared to show that prior to 1902, when Uie Inter national Harvester Company was organ ized, the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, tho Deering Company, the Piano Manufacturing Company and the Warder, Rushnell Glessner Company, four big harvesting machine manufao. turers, were in active competition The Government will contend that these com panies had an aggregate output of M per cent of all the harvesting machines and over SO per cent, of the binder twine In the country. In this period of com petition some ten or twelve concerns, it will be contended, were successfully engaged in the manufacture of harvest ing machinery The capitalization of the International Harvester Company, organized to take over these competing concerns, was 1120,000,000, The first snse encountered by the new combination was found in the laws of j several States which forbade corporations of euch large capitalization front doing business In those States. To evade these statutes the International Harvester Com pany, the Government i prepared to allege, fcqctHU ul tne Milwaukee Hat-