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THE WASHINGTON TIMES.' SATURDAY, JXJLY 3: 1915.
Morgan Shot by Fanatic on Subject of Peace?1 Financier is Seriously Wounded FINANCIER DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED BY WAR-CRAZED INTRUDER J. P. Morgan a Replica Of His Famous Father Upon DeathThree Years Ago of Great Financier, Son, Then 46, Became Head of Banking House and Master of Millions. J J. P. MORGAN IS SHOT BY CRANKAT HOME . ' (Continued from Page One.) Justice Luyster detailed his tlak with the prisoners follows: "When I first asked him about the shooting, he re plied: 'I am too dignified to discuss the matter.' "I asked him if he had any accomplices and he re plied: 'No one was in this but me and God Almighty. 1 had no other accomplice.' "The prisoner is about thirty years old and spoke with a distinct German accent. He is tall, very thin, and dark. He wore dark clothes and wa svery weir- dressed. "The sttaement that he looks like a tramp is incorrect. I do not think he was a tramp at all. , ' "I asked him if he was a Jew and he repleid: 'No, 1 ama Christian gentleman ! I am insulted at your remarks. You have no right to assume such an attitude toward a prisoner.' " The prisoner had two suit cases containing a mis cellaneous quantity of clothes and personal effects. The justice stated that when he was searched two sticks of dyna mite were taken from the inside pockets of his vest. Justice Luster said that the man also had a btotle which he believed contained nitroglycerine, besides the two revolvers with which he forced his way into the Morgan home. The would-be assassin arrived at Glen Cove this morning and hired an automobile driven by Matt Kramer, who took him to "East Island," the Morgan, estate. DISMISSES DRIVER, ENTERS ALONE. At the gateway of th eestate he dismissed the driver and said that he would walk in. Kramer said he saw the man go up the steps and ring the bell,butd id not wait any longer. In court Kramer told Justice Luyster that he identified the prisoner as a man who came to Glen Cove two days ago and hired him to drive him about. Kramer said he asked to be driven around the Morgan place several times and was openly interested in it, remarking: 'I don't be lieve I will get out today. Lwill come back another time.' When the servants at the Morgan home "had over powered the man he was taken in charge by Constable Frank McCahill, who filed a charge of felonious assault against him before Justice Luyster. The judge said that all efforts to get any definite state ments from the man as to his identity were futile. In the pockets of Ihe prisoner, however, were found several local railroad tickets from Texas and Northwestern points. Justice Luyster summoned Dr. J. S. Connolly who examined the prisoner and said there was no doubt that he was mentally unbalanced. Shortly after noon Mr. Morgan called his office over a telephone located at his bedside and in a talk with W. H. Porter, one of the members of his firm, assured the lat ter that the wound was a trifling one and that no concern need be felt by his partners. It was only the quick action of Morgan in attacking his assailant that saved his life. As soon as the shot was fired he sprang upon the man and grappled with him while the butler, calling fro help, assembled the excited house hold. Morgan, who is a powerfully built man, was more than a match physically for the slender intruder, and over powered him after a struggle, during which the man fired two more shots. Several servants rushed to the aid of the financier, and closed in on the would-be assassin. The man wsa badly bruised and cut about the head, so that when Constable McCahill arrived he was smeared with blood and his clothes were torn. EXHAUSTED BY STRUGGLE. Morgan had scarcely felt the wound made by the first bullet when he sprang upon the man, but after the struggle he sank in a chair evidently exhausted from the sudden ex ertion and the pain from the injury. The constable had been summoned by telephone and soon arrived on the scene. A hurry call was sent for Dr. W. H. Zabriski, a local physician, who rushed to East Island and dressed Morgan's wound. Another telephone message was sent to New York for Dr. J. W. Markee, a specialist, who came to Glen Cove, accompanied by some of Morgan's business associates in a high powered automobile that made better than sixty miles an hour whenever the road permitted. After examining the injury Dr. Markee said that it was not serious and there was no danger except from in fection. Careful precautions were taken to prevent infection. "I was directed to do this by God Almighty, and he was my only accomplice," said the prisoner when arraign ed before Justice Luyster. "The war must be stopped, and Morgan is the man who can do it whenever he desires. 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The .Maritime Exchange as a whole, in fact, refused to take tho rumors seri ously, having great confldenco In the ability of Capt. B. F. Hayes, commana tng the Adriatic, to take her Into Liv erpool in spite of submarines. Carries 341 Passengers. The Adriatic has on board 341 pas sengers, Including an unusually large number or prominent persons, and a heavy cargo of war munitions of all descriptions. Predictions were mado In German circles that she would only enter tho war zone to meet the fate of the Lusltanla. These predictions gained an ominous tone from the fact that they apparently emanated from the samo sources which whlspcrqd prophecies of the fate of the great Cu nartier. Sir Robert Borden, premier of Canada, sailed on tho Adriatic to confer with tho British cabinet regarding the sup plying of Canadian troops. Others who are board are: Capt. F Conway Jen kins, of the British aviation corps: T. H. l.yle, British consul general at 81am, and a number of British army officers who have been In this country In con nection with the purchase of supplies. Another uosBenger Is Dr Charles Saro lea. Belgian consul at Edinburgh. There are thirty-two In the first cibln. ninety-nine In the second cabin, and 210 In tho third class. Five of those aboard aro Americans. P. A. S. Franklin, vice president of the International Mercantile Marine, re fused to discuss the rumors. "I c""t comment on unfounded ru mors," ho said. "Will the Adriatic be met bv Brit ish wai'ehlpn and convoyed Into port?" ho was nuked. "I don't know," he replied. "We Mould not be notified That Is a Brit ish guverninent rratter." It wns pointed out that efforts have been mnde by Oeimany to frighten shippers and steamship owners from carrying contraband before the final answer to President Wilson's note Is made. Contraband In Caryo. However, tho Adriatic's manifest, as sworn to by Captain Hayes, who also is o commander In the Hoyal Naval Reserves, showed that she car ried among other war articles 1,95 cases of cartridges, 1.337 cases of empty projectiles, IS: cases of emptv t-hclls. 30 rases of empty untlmed cannon hhells, 19 cases of fuses, fi cases of revolvers, and 4 cases of rifles. Loaded Hheljs are shipped by freighters only. The German government Is supposed to have known that ammunition was to be shipped on the Adriatic soon alter the first of It was received at the nclr where she docked here. The Adriatic now Is the largest liner left In the trans-atlantlc service. She does not make even the seventeen Knot ped tho Lusltanla was making when he was topedoed. t'nder ord nary con ditions she should enter the war zone 9t th British laics on Tuesday nlftht. JOHN PIERPONT MORGAN. 1 Outbreak of Mexicans Against Foreigners Is Feared by U.S. Officials Grave Apprehension Shown as Cables Bring News of Starving Mobs, Red Cross Inability to Reach Capital, and Desperation of Populace. Huerta Being Closely Watched. Pessimistic advices concerning the situation at Mexico City con tinue to reach the State Department. These advices have caused in Washington the utmost apprehen sion concerning the danger of an outbreak against foreigners, includ ing Americans, which will be of such a nature as to force the hand of the United States. For years, the American Government has been in a situation wherein it confronted the menace of a possible attack on Americans and other foreigners in Mexico such as would cause the United States to demand use of force to restore order. This situation has lately been emphasized by the gravity of con ditions at Mexico City. STARVING IN DESPERATION. Starving mobs In the Mexican capital are reduced to desperation, while little has come to this city of the efforts to get food supplies Into the Mexico City. It has been Impossible to get supplies only as far as Pachuca. Hospital sup plies of the Red Cross are being for warded but these do not meet the hunger situation. A telegram reached the State Depart ment today from Consul Canada at Vera Cruz containing Information taken from an undated dispatch of the Bra zilian minister at Mexico City. It ex presses fears of -what ma yoccur at Mexico City. The dispatch says twelve cars of corn have reached Pachuca, No communica tion exists between Mexto City and Pachuca .the private telephone linq hav ing been cut. No mention is made of looting. Arrangements have been made to convey Red Cross agents and medi cines from Pachuca to Mexico City by motor Red Cross Despair. The Red Cross has notified the State Department that Its efforts to alleviate the starvation In exlco havo been made futile on the political chaos. Secretary.of State Lansing declines to discuss tho difficulties of tho Red Cross but admits that the Red Cross Is find ing the transportation of supplies a per plexing problem. Should the Red Cross abandon Its en deavors, conditions will be made much more hopeless. ". While the Government Is watchinsr MoMco.Clty. it is also keeping n clo" e '," T.Giun- Y,M"rlano "Hart. iK Is not-lo be allowed to outer 11 exlco under any clicumstancea to foment another i evolution, and is under con Hunt watch. The outcome of his liofirlnc on the ciiaigeH of violating neutrality on July 12 is awaited. It Is not doubted that If Hum tu esoapos under these barges sjmo other prvlox; for hold ing; him will ho found. Some talk Is heard of deporting him, but it is doubtful if this la at- (Copyright UMerwood & Underwood) tempted. The proceedings resulting fiom Villa's attempt to get posses sion of him by extradition may ltu nish the ocune for his indeilnlte de tc "( n. Diaz Lombardo, secretary of state to Villa, will be In Washington on Mon day. Whetchr Secretary of State Lansing will receive him Is not yet announced. Admiral Howard reported to tho Navy Department today that conditions on the west coast were quiet. Tho New Orleans has gone to La Paz for coal. ANTHRACITE TRUST PHILADELPHIA. July 3.-Tho United States district court. In an opinion handed down today by Judge McPher son, dented the application of the Gov ernment to dissolve the alleged "anthra cite coal trust." and decided the case In favor of all the defendants. Prominent Financiers Call at Office After Hearing of Shooting NEW YORK. July 3. A crowd of about one hundred persons gathered about the offices of J. P. Morgan and Company at 11 o'clock today and several of tho prominent men of the Streot called. On account of tho fact that It was Saturday before the Fourth of July there were fewer persons than usual In the financial district Martin Egan. for the Morgan firm, gave out bulletins, received by private telephone wire direct from the Morgan home at Gljn Cov. SCORES BIG VCTORY John Plcrpont Morgan Is a son of the famous head of the house of Morgan wh odled n March 31. 1913. Since the yunger Morgan became head of tho great banking firm, he has shown a wonderful Inheritance of his fathcr'a genius as a banker. He was born In New York In 1867 and was graduated from Harvard with the degtee of A. B. In 1880. entering the services of Morgan and Company Imme diately upon graduating. Morgan maintains mansions at 231 Madison- avenue. New York, and at 12 UrosNcnor Square, Iondon, besides his summer place at Glen Cove. He Is a member of many leading New York clubs and a number of oiganlzatlons In England. Among these are tho follow ing: Tho Metropolitan, L'nlon, I'nlver clty, New York Yacht, Harvard, Racquet and Tenuis, and Century clubs, of New York, and the White's. St. James, and City of London clubs, of London. Heads London Firm. Besides heading the great New York firm, Morgan Is the head ot tho London firm of Morgan, Grenfell & Co., tho English banking corporation affiliated with tho Morgan Interests here. Among other positions ho holds aro those of trusle of the New York Trade School und governor of the Pcaljody fund in Ixjnilon. Morgan .like Ills father, tho flrt J. Plerpont Morgan, moved as a ulleiit Pg urc among gicat international finan ciers. He has all Ills father's uvctslons to publicity, nnd bus consistently avoid ed newspaper lnttvvlvH. The physical appearance, the dominating facial fea tures, nnd heavv eyebrows of tno late J P. Moig.in .ir? icpcateii in the son. The younger Morgan nas become lifted though to a los3er dcRrcj than hits fath c . for the bron-iuonosi? of his ipeeeh. "Jack" Morgan, as he is called by his Intimates, never has been known to frivol or to fritter awayhis time or opportunity. He has very few In timates. It Is said they can be countea on the fingers of ono hand. So closely has Mr. Morgan confined himself to business ever since he entered his father's bank, he has not had time. It the Inclination, to cultlvato closo com panionship outside of his family. "He is a cold, closemouthed, quiet man," said a Wall Street banker on time. "He has been to my house and I have been to his many a time, but to this 'day I can't claim an Intimate acquaintance with him. Seldom At His Clubs. "Although he belongs to a half dozen or more of tho largo clubs to which I belong, I don't recall ever seeing him In more than one or two of them, and then very seldom indeed. He Is a home man. He seems to prefer the so ciety of his wife and growing family to all diversions after the hard day's work Is over." A year after his graduation from Harvard, in 1889, "Jack" Morgan mar ried Jan Norton Grow, a member of an aristocratic old family of New York. They have three sons and ono daugh ter. The eldest, J. S. Morgan, named for his great-grandfather, is now a student at Harvard. Soon after his marrlago in 1S90 Mr. Morgan's father sent him to the firm's banking house In London to serve hla apprenticeship. There he remained flvo years. During his service thero he handled the transaction Involving the payment of the H0.000.000 this Gov REFUSES TO REDUCE L PITTSBURGH, July 3,-Dlstrlct At torney Jaokson and Attorney "William La Goullon held a long conference to day upon tho question of bail for Thomas Garnett Forney, the Washing ton lawyer, accused of the attempted murder of his wealthy father-in-law, T. Franklin Schneider, candy manu facturer of the National Capital. Jackson flatly refused to reduce the ball from the $40,000 asked, and Lo Goullon, representing Forney, Inti mated that he would take the matter before the court. Forney, however, must languish in his cell in the county Jail over July 4. It was contended by Le Goullon that the ball was excessive In that the charge waa only ono of attempted felonious aseault with Intent to kill. He Indicated his Intention of fighting the charges of conspiracy and of un lawfully entering a room at the Hotel Anderson, where Schneider was the victim of murderous attack, nearly two weeks ago. Jackson held the case presented all the features of premeditated, first de gree murder with the exception that tno victim fortunatoly escaped. The total penalty for the three charges against Forney Is about twenty years, and Jackson held that $2,000 a year was not excessive. George McHcnry and William Bowers, tho other two Washlngtonmcn held in connection with the attack, have said they will be unablo to ask ball, which Is $40,000 In the case of McHenry ana $10,000 In the case of Bowers. Jackson today refused to say under what conditions McHenry was to turn State's evidence and appear as the star witness against Forney. He Indicated, however, that McHenry is seeking total Immunity, whereas tho district attor nev does not wish to grant so much. If the question of ball Is argued next week, it will be brought before either Judge Swearlngen or Judge Reld, both of whom aro noted for their refusal to reduce ball in criminal cases. Both Mr. Schneider and J. F. For ney, father of tho accused man. still are In Pittsburgh Mr. Schneider Is contemplating returning to Washington over the Fourth, as, no action can bo taken In the case until next Tuesday. Mr. Forney will remain here, as he Is allowed to visit his son In th county Jail. Wholesale Produce Market BQG8 Nearby, fresh, 15015c per dozen; southern. ISc per dozen. CHEESE New York. new. ltUo per lb.; flat 18c per lb. Dl'TTER Elgin print. Sic per lb.: tub. JOo per lb ; proce. lie per lb. LIVE rOl'LTRY-Hens. lto per lb.; ioo. l?r. lie per lb ; live turkeya, U316c per lb., kprlnic chickens, !3327c per lb. LIVE STOCK Veal calves, best. MJHo per lb ; heavy, 88 e per lb,, fat sheep, 48 4V4c per Ib.j spring lambs. fjMc per lb. KREY PIUCE CO. VEGETABLES (Quotations furnished by Taylor Wad) routoes. 1. per barral, onions, 11.23 per bu, ; tl.CO per sack: cabbace, ILO0 per crate; lettuoe. 9a per basket; beets, H-l per 1M bunches. FO FORNEY ernment paid tho foreign owners for tno French Panama canal. In 1905 he was Intrusted by hla father with exclusive responsibility for negotiating the great bond loan for Russia which the house mad In that year. President Roosevelt appointed him first secrotary of the special Amer ican embassy to the coronation of King Edward, After this experience In foreign busi ncsn and diplomacy ho was called back to New York and becamo a partner and vice president in the Morgan bank hero and in London. AlOintlfrh fnnrl rtf Afitrinnf mnnrim 1r I Morgan rpcentlv complained to a friend mat ror the last two or three years ho had found It virtually Impossible to indulge his taste In that direction. About the only outdoor snort ho now enjoys to any considerable extent la the waters near his Long Island homo. There he keeps several high power motor boats, and when be goes to hla country place for the summer he and his family, occasionally accompanied by a few guests, spend nearly every eve ning on the water. Ho la an expert helmsman, us Is also his wife, and they usually run their motor boats them selves. Loosened His Grip. Probably tho most important atep taken by Morgan since the death of litn father was when ho loosened hla grip on a number of bunk", Indus tries, mid railroads, tho control of which by Ihe House of Morgan iraa shown by the Pujo money trust In vi ungating committee to be almost absolute. Morjji.ii alone resigrort from the dl i.vti!aUs of thirteen railroads, th iTi'.n Union Telagraph Company, and four ether corporation!). 5lcrgan lemalned a director in thej Lnit-d States Steel Corporation. th .Ncitlu-rit Pacific railroad, tnterna tir.n.il Mpri-nTitllfl Marine, and the Na tional City Bank, nnd the National Bank of Commerce. In all, members or tno firm resigned as directors of fourteen railroads and four banks and trust companies In which they held seven directorships. One directorship In the United States BtocI Corporation, ono In the Westlng tiou8c Company, one in tho American Telephone ind Telegraph, ono In tho Utah Copper Company, and one eacn held by Morgan In the Rhode Island Company, New England Navigation Company, and New England Steamship Company. Other Directorships. Other important directorships held by members of tho Morgan tlrm aro Ed ward T. Stotesbury, director In tho Baldwin Locomotive Works, Cambria Steel Company, Jersey Central rail road, Glrard Trust Company, Lehigh and Wllkesbarre Coal Company. Lehigh Valley Coal Company. Lehigh Valley railroad, Niagara Kalis Power Com pany, Pennsylvania Mutual Life Insur ance Company, Pennsylvania Steel Company, Philadelphia and Reading., and Iron, Reading Company. Temple Iron Company, and Cramp & Sons' Ship and Engine Building Company. William Preston Hamilton, Alaska Development and Mineral Company, Central and South American Telegrapn Company, Copper River and Erie rail roads, and Hudson Trust Company. T The requisition of the British adrhlr alty on the Leyland line steamer Ar menian had terminated before sho waa torpedoed, according to Information given the State Department by Ambas sador Page today. This information, lf.proven to be cor rect, will make It impossible, It is said, for the German government to maintain that the Armenian was chartered by the British government, and was a military transport. Ambassador Page reported that the manager of the Leyland line at Liver pool told Consul Washington that the Armenian carried no passengers and that the Americans on board were regu larly signed employes of the line; also that prior to the last voyage of the Ar menian the steamer had been requisi tioned by the British admiralty. Thia terminated before the sailing from New port NewB. although the Armenian had not been restored to tho regular salllns list of the Leyland line. Secretary Lansing today received a long cable message from the American consul at Bristol, but owing to abbrevi ations its text could not be made out clearly. Word was sent to repeat it. Such of the dispatch aa could be un derstood is said to have left no doubt that the Armenian made an attempt to escape, but was outraced. Financier's Death Forecast Yesterday "Again the death of a world famous financier is indicated. This will cause anxiety in un expected quarters." This was the startling forecast in the daily horoscope foi July 3, published yesterday afternoon in a Philadelphia newspaper. It passed unnoticed until after the wires carried the rumors of the shooting of J. P. Mor gan in New York. It was recalled that the author of the same horoscope carried, on the morning the Lusitanit was torpedoed, a forecast of a huge maritime disaster. ARMENIAN IS NO AN AOIRALTY SHIP