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Morgan Shot by Fanatic on Subject of Peace?1 Financier is Seriously Wounded
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
. ' (Continued from Page One.)
Justice Luyster detailed his tlak with the prisoners
"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
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.
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
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.
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
A hurry call was sent for Dr. W. H. Zabriski, a local
physician, who rushed to East Island and dressed Morgan's
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.
I am an American citizen, and I acted at the direction of
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Maritime Exchange Doesn't
Take Seriously Rumors of
Intention to Sink Liner.
NEW YORK, July S.-On tho Maritime
Exchange odds of 3 to 1 are freely of
fered, with few takers, that tho White
Btar liner Adriatic will pet safely
throvgh the war zone in English waters.
The Adriatic sailed from Now York
Wednesday, and there have been wide
spread rumors that the ship was doom
ed to be torpedoed by German subma
rines on her present voyage.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.

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