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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1913. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 207.
ROB A TRAIN;
nois Centra! Diamond
Special is Halted Near
EXPRESS CAR CUT OFF
Fusilade of Shots Fired to Ter
rorize Passengers Rob
bers Get Only $500.
Chicago, June 18 The robbers who
held up the Illinois Central at Glen-arm,-
111., obtained $500 from a small
express safe, but failed to get several
thousand in the second and largest safe.
This statement was made upon the
arrival of the trail here today by offl-
tul. nt tlio rntlrnnrt A rPURrii of
11,000 Is offered for the capture of the j
Some members of the train crew
declared more :han $o,ooo was obtain
ed by the robbers.
nov iir.i.n a svm'iht.
Jessie Leslie, a boy of 16. found by
officers In the tool box of the tender
of the engine of the "Diamond spe
cial," Is being held as a suspect. He
claims he was beating Ills way from
Pt. Louis to Chicago, and frightened
by the shots, stajed in the , hiding
place. The officers also found a sack j
of dynamite arid some express checks
at Twentieth and Maple streets.
Members of the general assembly
who Joined the sheriff's posse in the
all night search for the bandits appear
ed in the house lute today tired and
worn. Authorities are of the opinion
the. bandits were close to their home
when they abandoned the passenger
engine at Laurel street, at the edge
of the city limits. A woman in the
' neighborhood saw the robbers running
four blocks away from where they
abundoned the engine and has furnish
ed a good description. , '
In a'tackl.iR the express car the
bandits torced assistance from En
gineer Sheel. Driving him before
them with revo.vers the robbers com
pelled hlia to induce Express Me3
kengers Fugh and Hoepuer to open a
door. As Piigh swung open the door
the bundits thrust pistols in his face.
I'lll.K KHU vf.h rc:.
"Open the little sale and climb
down," snapped the leader. He was
large and muscular. The messenger
hesitated, whereupon the bandit drew
a stick of dynamite from his pocket.
shook it in his face and threatening
at the same tiiut to blow up the en
tire car if the messenger did not
leave. The while he lined them up, j
Sheel against the express car, his
comrade a' tacked the large safe. He
exploded six charges of dynamite, but
only the outer ,door yielded. During
this stage a Spri iglie d policeman and
a reporter appeared. The tall bandit
laughed and covered them with a
pistol. They raised their hands and
Joined the trembi.ng line of express
and trainmen. Fugh said the robber3
got $1,000 !n draf:s that he knew of.
"After firing six blasts." I'ugh con
tinued, "the posse came up, but they
were afraid to shoot because thd
bandits used us as shields. The rob
bers then manned the engine and es
caped." Sheel said be thought the robber
boarded the engine when a Btop was
made for wa'er.
JOII lTF.HKl ITKI),
Springfield, 111.. June IS. Two mask
ed men, who early today robbed an
express car on the "Diamond Special,'
the Illinois Umtral's fast train be
tween St. Louis and Chicago, were
nought in this city today. After being
Interrupted in their work by the po
lice, the bandits forced the engineer
to run past a posse, and when a lat
t trial was made to dynamite and
force the safe, they themselves rau the
engine into Springfield and escaped.
The sale, according; to the local ex
press agent, contained not more than
$500. In attempts to get this sum, the
robbers threatened the engineer with
death, overpowered the express mes
sengers, fired promiscuously at passen
gers, dUarmed one detective and ex
changed shots with another. None of
the bandits' victims was hurt and it is
believed they also escaped injury.
cosnrcTon rkachm telephonm
As soon as the train stopped Conduc
tot McWlllLarhs of Chicago ran a mile
cross fields to a farm house where
he notified the train dispatcher in this
city. A switch engine loaded with
police and a score of others hurried to
the scene in automobiles. The first
detachment of police arrived while
the bandits were still at their attempt
to blow the safe. Detective O'Leary
was some distance ahead of the posse,
walking along the railroad track, when
two men sprang from the tall weeds
and covered him with revolvers. They
took O'Leary's pistol and watch and
exchanged shots with Detective
Adams, who came up in time to catch
a climDse of the two men. Adams
waa armad with a riot shotgun loaded
THE WEATHER ))
forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molina,
Generally fair tonight and Thurs
day, slightly warmer tonight, mod
Temperature at 7 a. m., 68. Highest
yesterday 95, lowest last night 66.
Velocity ol wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 31, at
7 a. m., 78.
Staee of water. 5.6, a fall of .1 in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stnr: Mercury. Morning
stars: Venus. Saturn. Mars. Jupiter.
The red star Antares of constellation
Scorpio seen newly risen nDove the
southeastern horizon after dark.
with buckshot, and is of the opinion
he wounded one of the bandits.
The two men then boarded the en
gine and ordered the engineer to run
farther down the track. They stopped
near Cotton Hill, three miles distant,
and another attempt was made to
force the safe, after the engineer had
been told to "beat It" back to where
the train first stopped.
After making a final attempt to blow
the safe, and realizing they must mane
their escape, the bandits boarded the
engine ran it to Twentieth and Laurel
streets, where they left It "dead."
DRESSED IX 1HSTKRS.
The fact that the desperadoes had
n lne enlc int lhe cltv causd
confusion, as the officers were search
ing in the country. Finally the report
came in locating the engine, a switch
engine having been sent in search.
"I walked four and a half miles
down the track," said the engineer.
"I then ran my engine and baggage
car nack to the train. They covered
me with guns before 1 could make any
fight. We were forced to stand in
the ditch and then I was ordered to
run the engine ahead the second time;
One man fired the safe and the other
covered us. The two men were
dressed in big dusters with masks j
oer u.eir laces, i uc, u. a.uucu ,
sais. umu were goou m.:u uuu
seemed to have absolutely no fear
It was four hours after the train
was first held up near Glenarm until it
arrived in Springfield this morning.
The loss of the passenger engine for
nearly two hours gave rise to all sorts
of w ild rumors.
D. S. Wiley and Ordin Braily, both
of Springfield, were on the train. They
said the passengers knew little of
Tom Story of Harrisburg, a pas
senger, said: "I stuck my head out of
a car w indow and a bullet grazed my
nose. That was enough for me."
Donald Wilson of St. Louis said he
thrust his head out of the chair car
window when the train first, stopped.
"Bullet3 were flying alongside the
train," said he. "I understood we were
being instructed to keep our heads in
side. We all did so."
The hold-up in many ways was sim
ilar to that of the A'ton "Hummer,"
three miles south of Springfield last
8Y FALLING ROOF
Minneapolis, Minn., June IS. One
fireman was killed, one probably fat-
ally and five others seriously injured
In a fire that destroyed the North
high school. The loss is $375,000.
A squad of firemen was taking five
lines of hose to the fourth floor when
the' gable of the room in the center,
directly above the entrance to the roof,
collapsed. The walls spread and tons
of bricks shot through the gaping hole
on the firemen. They were knocked
off the roof and fell on the steps of
the entrance and sidewalk, 15 feet
below. The cause of the fire is un
known. BROTHERHOOD TO
REMAIN IN PEORIA
Washington, June IS. Peoria, 111.,
will be continued as the temporary
headquarters of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen and aginemen.
This decision at yesterday's session
of the annual convention of the broth
erbocd ended a lively contest over the
selection of some city for permanent
Washington. Cleveland, St. Louis
and Peoria had been urged, but the
convention decided by overwhelming
vote not to establish permanent head
quarters at this session.
The principal objection to Washing
ton was that it was too far east. Many
of the delegates favored a middle
GIRLS IMPORTED TO FILL
HELLO STRIKERS' PLACES
St. IiOuis, Mo., June 18. One hun-
dred strike-breaking telephone girls !
arrived from Chicago and Kansas City j
today. They were met at the station j a letter written rrom Irving Park,
by officials of the Southwestern Tele-1 Chicago, in December, 1907, to Ox
graph & Telephone company (Bell), ( nard at L'pperville, Ya., said: "Wake
who took them in automobiles to fash- j man was with Uncle Joe for four hours
lonable hotels. They were distributed i and feels he has accomplished some-
among the various exchanges. There
were 50 policemen on hand. There
j were no signs of violence.
Arguments in Republican
Blue Book Are Dictat
ed in 1912.
IS PROVEN BY LETTERS
Shown Also That Dr. Wiley,
Food Expert, Had Been
Engaged as Lecturer.
Washington, D. C, June 18. More
letters and telegrams from the pri
vate files of the anti-free sugar "lobby"
put Into the record of the senate com'
mittee today, purported to ehow that
the beet sugar men furnished sugar
tariff arguments contained in the re
publican national campaign text book
of 1312; engaged Dr. Harvey Wiley
former government pure food chief,
to deliver lectures, expressed "great
doubt" of Taft's ability to carry such
states as California, Idaho, Utah and
Colorado, and added: "If we don't
head hiin off we might be able to get
a promise relative to the sugar and
The introduction ot private letters
was accomplished not without oppo
sition from Henry T. Oxnard and Tru
man G. Palmer, who were prominent
1 in the beet sugar campaign. After the
I committee considered their objection
in executive session. Chairman Over
man aimounced tnat Qxnard and
Palmer liters would be admitted
Tne senate committee was confront
ed at the outset of today's session with
a formal objection from Henry T. Ox
nard of the American Beet, Sugar com
pany and Truman G. Palmer, head of
the Washington office of the sugar in
U rests, against reading any more cor
respondence addressed to or from
them and dated prior to the present
session of congress. John W. Yerkes,
an attorney, win; gaidhr.ejiresontd
the two sugar men, broke into the pro
ceedings when a letter from Oxnard to
Palmer, dated 1506, w as read by Chair
man Overman. Yerkos contended the
committee was limited by the senate
resolution to tie investigation of mat
ters affecting legislation pending be
fore the present congress. The com
mittee took the objection under coa
sideration and temporarily laid aside a
number of other letters that came
wit.hin the class objected, to.
' The particular letter which brought
the intervention of the attorney said
"I have a letter from Air. Morey, la,
which he says Mr. Gove will go around
trying to educate congressmen. Will
you please give Mr. Gove any statis
tics he may desire?"
OX SARD'S WRITING.
Harry Austin, a clerk in the office
of Palmer, identified the letter as be
ing in Oxnard's handwriting. Morey
was president of the Great Western
! Sugar company
Oxnard and Palmer
took 6teps to restrain the committee
from examining their private corre
spondence dated prior t.o the present
session. It wa said a resolution to
that effect would be introduced. Mean
while the committee worked on. Cop
ies of beet sugar articles sent by
thousands to newspapers in 16 states
west, of the Mississippi river and in
I Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and
southern states were produced from
the sugar men's files. They predicted
danger to different localities would fol
low free sugar.
i:(,A(.E PRESS AGENT.
The character of publicity by the
beet sugar men was outlined in one
unsigned letter in the Hamlin corre
spondence addressed to Sidney Ballou,
one of the active figures in the Ha
waiian' sugar organizations. It is said
the beet sugar men had made a con
tract with a press service company
at $2,600 month for publicity. "They
guarantee publication of 500,000 lines
a month of matter pertaining to the
sugar industry," the letter .added. "It
was stated further that 30,000 copies
of speeches of Representative Pickett
of Iowa and 30,000 copies of speeches
of Representative Martin were being
sent out. Another unsigned letter aat
ed May 2, 1912, addressed to Ballou,
sa;d: "We are in touch with those
who are preparing republican cam
paign books, and the sugar question
will be handled subject to our approv
al. In fact, the matter is being fur
nished by us. As soon as the conven
tion is over it is our purpose to get
in touch with campaign managers with
a view to having their speakers fully
posted on the sugar industry." The
letter brought in the name of Dr. Wi
ley, stating the doctor had accepted a
proposition for lectures, but the latter
asked to be released, because he "had
undertaken more than he could per
ISIT WITH INCXE JOE.
thing, though he did not feel at lib -
erty to tell me much in detail. . From
jhere be went to Cincinnati at For-
ON HUNGER STRIKE
London, June 18. Six suffrage lead
ers sentenced yesterday to long terms
of Imprisonment for conspiracy, be
gan a 'hunger strike" immediately on
reaching Jail. .
Mrs. Marianne Hyde and Miss Bunt
ing ofthe Womea'8 Freedom league,
weTtoday sentenced 'tdtldays each
feff 'c'Bstructlfig-porlce" at a suffrage
meeting yesterday-near the residence
of Premier Asquith.
aker's request, to meet him. He is
leaving no stone unturned in his ef
forts to get real protectionists put onto
the Committee on ways and means to
fill five vacancies. He is certain Ford
ney for one will be appointed, but did
not mention other names. His ad
vice is that we have as many busi
ness and manufacturing concerns as
possible write to the speaker at Dan
ville and without mentioning or sug
gesting any names, strongly request
that real protectionists be placed on
the ways and means committee to fill
WAXtS POWERS BROADENED).
Senator Norris proposed a resolu
tion to broaden the powers of the lob
by committee to call Robert S. Lovett
to explain a statement that the South'
em Pacific authorities had been ap
proached by persons professing to
have influence in the Union Pacific
and Southern Pacific dissolution pro
The Norris resolution was adopted
by unanimous consent.
ACTOR ORDAINED PRIEST
Children and Grandchildren See M. J,
i Byrne Take Vows.
Altoona, Pa., June 18. Michael J
Byrnet aged 57, and for many years a
prominent acior, yesterday was or
dained to the priesthood by Right
Rev. Eugene A. Garvey, bishop of the
Altoona diocese. An unusual circum
stance of the ceremony was the pres
ence of children andgrandchildren of
the new priest.
Father Byrne will celebrate his first
mass at Norwich, Cone, next Sunday
and will thereafter be stationed at
His wife and two children dying
close together about five years ago,
Byrne decided to give up secular life
and entered St Francis college at
Loretta, where he completed his
Frustrates the Law.
Creston. Iowa, June 18. When
Deputy Sheriff George Thompson
went to the home of Moses Martin
yesterday to serve . a warrant upon
him cn a charge of assault with in
tent to commit murder, the officer
found the man hanging dead in the
cellar. He had committed suicide.
TAFT IS SPEAKER
Gettysburg, Pa.. June 18. Following
news that President Wilson would
not be present at the celebration in
Ju;y semi-official announcement was
made today that former President
Taft would be here" to preside over
j the great gathering and deliver the
j principal oration July 4, the "losing
i day of the anniversary.
LOCAL MAN HURT
AT IOWA CARNIVAL
A. Madison in Cedar Rapids
Hospital With Fractured
MOTOR FALLS OFF TRACK
Rock Islander Is Struck by Falling
Machine While Witnessing
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 18. Two
men are in Mercy hospital, serWusly
injured, as the result of an accident
last night at the Wortham t nd Allen
carnival on West First street, and it
is a miracle that several people are
not injured or killed. J. R. Shy, of
Sedalia, Mo., riding a moto-cycle on
the D. C. WhitaJcer motordonio, lost
control of his machine and shot over
the top of the track, striking Louis A.
Madison, a Rock Island freight conduc
tor, and seriously Injuring him. Shy
fell to the paving in the street below,
narrowly missing hitting several peo
ple. Shy Is the most seriously injured.
His whole right side is crushed. Three
of the ribs are literally crushed from
the spinal column, and his right lung
is punctured. The latter Is the most
serious. He is bruised and cut from
head to foot, and his right hand is torn
so badly that it necessitated several
Madison was struck on the head.
He has concussion of the brain, and
there are symptoms that his skull is
fractured. Dr. Emma Jewell Neal was
standing nearby and attended both of
the men, giving them immediate re
lief, and then ordered them to Mercy
hospital, where 'she attended them.
AX EXPERT RIDER.
Mr. Madison lives at ,523 Thirty
eighth street. Rock Island, 111. He is
married and has two daughters. Shy
is an expert track motorcycle racer
and joined the Wlrittaker attraction
about six weeks ago at Jefferson City,
Mo. His home is at 600 South Ken
tucky street, Sedalia, Mo. Madison
with his friend, Bert Mentzer, also of
Rock Island, were attending the car
nival, having brought their train to
this city. Mr. Madison was standing
on the platform at the top of the mo
tordome w atching Shy do the half mile
exhibition race. Another rider, known
as "Happy" Lai la, of Milwaukee, had
just finished doing the "dip." On the
ninth lap of the half mile race. Shy
seemed to lose control of the machine.
He was going at full speed, possibly
75 miles an hour. The machine skid
ded toward the bottom of the dome,
and he turned it back on the track.
But he could not keep it there. He
shot over the top of the track, on the
west side, striking Madison who was
standing watching him.
Madison rolled down on the inside
of the track, but Shy cleared the top
of the platform by 15 or 20 feet and
dropped to the pavement below. Some
one yelled and the crowd in the street
surged back, and the rider and wheel
fell to the pavement, narrowly missing
hitting several people. One woman,
who was standing within three feet of
the motorcycle when it felL became
That more people were not seriously
Injured or killed seems almost a mira
cle. Immediately after the accident
1 KILLED, 12 HURT
Kalamazoo, Mich., June 18. One
person was killed, three probably . fa
tally and nine others seriously in
jured, when a north-bound Lake Shore
passenger train collided head-on with
a work train a mile north of this city
this afternoon. Engineer Huenexuit
of the passenger tram was instantly
killed. Four of the Injured are from
Cleveland. It Is expected they will
the motordome racing attraction was
closed. Mr. Whlttaker was very much
wrought up over the accident, but was
very glad that it proved no more seri
ous than it did. He said that Shy was
one of the best riders he had ever em
ployed. He was cool headed, and knew
his business well. He was a fearless
rider, however, and always rode to
outdo his former reords. He had not
been in the business long enough to
do any fancy riding, but on the
straight race there was none better.
The extent of the injuries will be
positively known today. That they are
very serious is well known, but wheth
er they will prove fatal cannot be as
certained until later.
OWENS IS VICTOR
IN STATE COURT
Springfield, 111., June 18. County
Judge Owens of Cook county won in
the supreme court this afternoon when
the judgment of Judge McKinley, fin
ing him for contempt for alleged vio
lation of the county 'convention injunc
tions a year ago, was reversed and re
manded. LATRASE IS JAKEN AGAIN
Faces Term for Train Robbery After
Finishing Time for Burglary.
Kansas City, Mo., June 18. William
Latrasse, convicted of robbing a Mis
souri Pacific passenger train between
Leavenworth and Kansas City on
Christmas night, 1910, was returned
last night from Choster, 111., where he
was serving a sentence for burglary.
He went to Murphysboro, 111., where
he was convicted of burglary and sent
to the southern Illinois prison at Ches
ter, after committing the train rob-
Earthquake in Martinique.
Fort DeFrance, Martinique, June 18.
There was a severe earthquake here
shortly after midnight There was no
damage or loss.
Mrs. Vanaerbilt Wants Star.
New York, June 18. Mrs. Reginald
Vanderbilt called at Sheriff Hurburg
er's office today and asked him to ap
point her a deputy sheriff. The sher
iff said be could appoint only men.
farmer, 60 years old, was killed by
lightning, which struck his pitchfork, i
which he held over his shoulder while ,
St. Paul, Minn. ' Just on-s last Give,
fellows," said Andrew Soucek, 21
year old, to hia companions, as-he!
dived into the Mississippi river. The
body haa not been recovered. ;
TICE BILL IS
PASSED; IS UP
Good Roads Measure is
Adopted Today by Illi
ALREADY BY THE HOUSE
Resolution of Juul Increasing
Taxing Powers on Personal
Springfield, 111., June 18. The sen
ate this afternoon passed the Tice
good roads bill, which was previously
passed by the house. The measure
now goes to the governor for hia signa
ture. The senate killed the Juul resolu
tion providing for submission to the
people at the next general election of
a proposed constitutional amendment
giving the legislature more power in
the matter of taxation of personal
property. Landee voted aye.
The house passed the senate fire
men's double platoon bill. Browne led
the fight for the bill, saying the house
should vote for the bill for humanity's
sake and give firemen an opportunity
to become acquainted with their fam
FOR TWO ARMORIES.
The house concurred in senate
amendments adding $5,000 for an arm
ory at Woodstock and $10,000 for an
armory at Aurora and also concurred
in changes made by the senate for an
appropriation for state charitable in
stitutions and the workingmen's com
Representative Barron's hill limit
ing employment of women to 10 hours
a day or not more than 54 hours a
week, was reported to the senate this
mornjng and advanced to third,-read
ing witnout committee reierence..
At 12:30 the house recessed nntil
230 after nArtntintr a noH-tiia
4UblVU UUVICU VJ Il.tl'JICDCUiaUTV A IXJ-
vine relating to the Illinois Central
holdup, taking notice of the fact that
Representatives Cohlmeyer, Coleman,
Carter and Atwood had disappeared
about the time of holdup and going on
record holding that the four represen
tatives were not connected with the
BURY DELLA FOX
IN HER OLD HOME
St. Louis, Mo., June 18. Delia Fox,
the comic opera star, is to be burled
in SC Louis, the city of her birth. She
died Monday in Miss M. E. O'Brien's
private hospital in New York. Intes
tinal obstruction was the cause as
signed. Miss Fox was taken to the
sanitarium Saturday from the home ot
her Bister, Mrs. Nathan L. Roth, after
a sudden illness. No operation was
In private life she was Mrs. Jack
Levy. Her husband, from whom t,he
actress had been separated for sev
eral years, did not know of her illness
until her death. Saturday afternoon
she was attacked by acute indigestion
and Mrs. Roth called a physician, who
ordered her removal at once to the
sanitarium. Her body will be brought
to St. Louis for burial.
Miss Fox made her last appearance
on the stage on April 7 last, when she
appeared as "Sarah Sykes" in Rose
dale at the Lyric theatre, New York,
under the direction . of William A.
Brady. ' She was given a cordial re
ception by the audience.
Jn 1900 she retired from the stage
for a while. She later returned, but
though she was able to command large
salaries she never regained her early
She was 1C years old and began her
stage career in St. Ixiuis when 8 years
old with a children's performance of
Pinafore. Later she attracted the at
tention of Augustus Thomas, then as
sistant treasurer of Pope's theatre.
He adapted "Edltha's Burglar" for
Miss Fox and she made quite a bit,
but her greatest success was in comic
opera. In "Wang" w Itb Do Wolf Hop
per she scored probably her greatest
profess'cnal triumph, and for several
years she was unrivaled as a sou
brette. Othr productions In which
she is well r mernbered include ' The
Little Trooper," "The Little Host,"
"Kleur-de-IJs," "The Wedding Day,"
and "The Lit.'Ie Hussar," in which she
toured the country with Jcffersoa de
Angeiis and Lillian Russell.
It was her vivacity wht'h won her a
prominent place on the stage rather .
than her vocal ability, for she was
Elnt-r. although ,he made several
onS8 mous. including the "Kissing
"-5 and be "Summer Night Song."
Ia Vjm M'88 FoJt married Jacob D.
Levy, a New York diamond broker,
who at times handled the" business end
cf bf T professional affairs,
IIer 'fher, Andrew J. Fox, went to
N"ew York recently to live with his