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CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 20, 19"
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Today's Now Today.
AT THE CAPITAL
Commissioner of . Corporations
Smith, the First Witness, Re
fuses to Give Unpub
WILL FIRST CONSULT TAFT
If President Willing Ho Will Di
vulgt Facto Wanted by Com
mittees. Inquiry Dy Hi
Buroau Started in 1906.
"Washington, IX C. July 20. Tim ef
forts of tho JIouso steel trust com
mittee today to get from Commission
er of Corporations Smith facts relating
to 1H investigation of the United
States Steel corporation not yet pub
lished were blookel by Smith's em
phatic refusal to answer such ques
tions, saying the law forbade such dis
closure except upon tho president's
Smith agreed to take up with ProsI
1ent Taft the matter .of making public
tho information sought
The steel investigation resumed to
day after nearly a month's respite and
Commissioner Smith was the first wit
ness. Smith etater tho corporation
bureau's "steel trust" Investigation be
gan In 1906 and bis bureau has an an
nuul appropriation of $260,000 for Its
"This committee can't sit perpetual
ly," said Mr. Stanley, who added It is
due the committee, tho country and
the steel corporation, that tho facts
Members of tho commltteo and com
missioner clashed frequently. Repre
sentative Littleton of New York de
nounced the law governing tho bureau
as It Is construed as a "Monstrosity."
Chairman Stanley read from tho
minutes of the steel corporation of
Juno lfith, 1906, In which Gary made
a statement that his finance commit
tee was keeping in constant touch
"with the Investigation by the bureau
of corporations" and that the trust
representatives wero in constant touch
with the president and Commissioner
"Do you know who was keeping in
constant touch with the president and
Garfield?" Stanley asked.
"Does the chairman's question tend
to Imply there was n collision between
the steel corporation officials and the
president ami Garfield?" asked Repre
sentative Gardner. (Mass.).
"No, but it Implies unseemly activi
ty," said Stanley.
TWO CENT R. R. RATES.
Not Known Whether St. Paul Road
Maurice E. Hastings, agent or the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
road (date that be does not know
whether or not tint company will com
ply with the two cent railroad rates
in the upper peninsula, says the Me
nominee Herald leader.
"When the law becomes effective 1
suppose the company will Issue a new
tarlir." said Mr. Hastings. "They have
not Issued tho tariff as yet, nor have
they notified us that they will issue it.
1 know no more about what the com
pany Intemls to do than anyone else."
When asked If the hlcl or powers
bad referred to the time "when the
two cent fare becomes effective In the
upper peninsula," as have the officials
of the Northwestern, be replied that
he had heard nothing.
CONVENTION OF GIDEONS.
Milwaukee. Wis., July 20. Delegates
from many parts of the country ar
rived In Milwaukee today for the an
nual convention of Gideons, an orga
nization of Christian traveling men
vbbh during the jKipt year has been
Instrumental In placing over R0.000 RI-
b!es In the hotels of the United Staten
nnd Canada. The sessions of the con
vcntlnn will begin tomorrow nnd will
eoticbuie Sunday with special meet
ings to bo held in forty Milwaukee
SUFFRAGETTES TO FAST.
New York. July 20. During the
week beginning Aug. 15 New York
sufTrngettcs will "fast" from Ice
orcnm, candles, cooling drinks, roof
pardon parties, week-end visits and
other treasures. Tho money saved
will be rent to the California suffra
gettes to aid their campaign for votes,
which will end Oct. 10 with nn clec
tlon on tho suffrage question.
HAYTI REBELS PROGRESS.
Port nu Prince, July 20. The Rev
''lutlonlstii occupied Capo llaltlen last
night. Tho enemy also attacked Fort
Liberate as President Simon and hb
Revolutionists Pillaae City.
Cap llaltlen, Haiti, July 20. This
r"y Is at the mercy of the revolu
"onlsta nnd Is helnir Hlliacetl. The
French council was slightly wounded
while offering protection to the local
WETS AND DRYS
IN WARM FIGHT
VOTERS WILL DECIDE LONG. CON
TEST OVER PROHIBITION
AMENDMENT TO TEXAS
Austin, Texas. July 20. Texas Is
about to go to one or the stillest testa
made anywhere in the country between
tho liquor interests and the anti-saloon
forces. Tho state cuiiixilgti
which has been waged with a bitter
ness that ha m. see me dto Increase dally
ror the past three months will' close
tomorrow and on Saturday tho voters
will decide whether or not an amend
ment providing for Statewide prohibi
tion shall be added to the Constitution
Reports from nil directions Indicate
that this Is by far the most bitter po
litical struggle which ever has occurr
ed In the Lone Star Slate. Today and
tomorrow the fight will be brought to
a whirlwind flnlnh with mass meetings
In every nook nnd corner of the Com
monwealth, frlru the Panhandle to the
lulf, ami from El Paso to the foiests
f Hast Texas.
Both Sides Confident.
It seems Impossible to forecast the
result of the special election with any
degree of certainty. From the head
quarters of both the prohibitionists
and tho nntl-prohibltlonlsts are emen
ating reports Indicating that both sides
view the outlook with equal cnofldence.
Some onlookers see In the results
of the last Democratic, primary an in
dication of the vote in the (tuning el
ection. To the majority, however, the
results of the recent primary only
serve to make the present situation
rhe more puzzling. In the primary an
overwhelming vote for Rallro.id Com
missioner Oscar It. Colquitt, the nntl
prohlbittonlst candidate for governor,
was polled, but at tho same time a
great demand f.r the submission of the
prohibition question was voted. In
Democratic Texas, nomination In a De
mocratic primary Is equivalent to elec
tion, and although Mr. Colquitt was
assured of the post of governor, he
was obliged by tho votes of the people
to submit to a vote on tho question
Contest Has Been Warm.
Throughout the campaign lth sides
have maintained headquarters In a
murtber of tbe tooif'mg cities of the
state. From these headquarters tons
of literature have been mailed and
hundreds of speakers have been sent
forth to stump the country from end
to end. Governor Colquitt himself has
led the force of ant I speakers-. On the
prohibition side former Governor
""ampbell has lcon one of the most
active workers. The newspapers, the
churches, the Y. M. C. A. nnd numer
ous other orgml.atlons have lined up
on one side or the other In the cam
paign nnd many Instances are cited
where even families are split ovcr the
The only feature of the struggle
which stands out with unmistakable
learness Is the fact that the public
generally Is desirous that the saloon
inestlon )e definitely settled once and
ror nil. for It has long been a bugln-ar
In Texas politics. Hut whether they
want to vote out the saloon at the
same time Is a question that can be
inswered only by a count of tho votes
day aTter tomorrow.
FRIENDS DONATE SKIN.
Michigan Locomotive Fireman Leaves
The Hospital, Recovered.
Rnttle Creo. Mich.. July 20. With
more than 4"0 pieces of skin on bis
body that originally belonged to hi
friends former Fireman George Nel
son has left the hospital to enjoy him
self at his old home In Allegan.
A vcar ago. when Nelson was taken
from the Grand Trunk wreck at Dur
nnd, the physicians aald he could not
live. Rut despite untold agonies lie
survived the first month and then the
doctors put It up to his friends. George
Miner, Ole Olson nnd Frank Floyd, nil
trainmen. and Fred Ross, a nurse.
came forward and allowed 101. 100,
r,r and seventy-five graftings of skin,
Now. after n year In the hospital.
Nelson Is able to leave and rest Indef
initely on the money given him by the
Grand Trunk as a settlement.
WIFE SHOOTS "BLACK HANDER."
nunntfn T!l . July 20. Mrs. Vlto
Loplscopo today shot and probably fa
tally wounded her husband, Joseph, In
the presence of two detectives who
were summoned by her. She cnargreci
that bo was a member of the "Rlack
Hand" nnd deserted bcr recently. The
police had arrested tho husband ana
wsltlnir for him to get out of he.! nno
dress when the woman fired tho snot
She told the police, that her husband
while at a Ruffalo "black hand" mis-
slon, shot her In the leg.
MAY BE NEW GEYSER.
Washington. July 20. Eruptions of
water, steam, sand nnd small rocks to
a -height of severnl hundred feet from
the hot serin In the Norrls hasin in
Yellowstone National park have been
occurring during tho summer. Those
familiar with tho park are unable to
explain the phenomenon. They may
Indicate Increasing activity In tbe sub
terranean forces ro which the geyor
are due, nnd If such ! the case, It Is
possible another geyser may develop.
Ex-Senator From R. I. Flatly De
nies He Told Chicago Man
to Urge Lorlmer to Be
come a Candidate
HE TfltS OF CONVERSATIONS
Declares He Said Lo rimer Would Not
bo Objectionable to Taft, But
Not That President Was
Washington, D. C, July 20. Former
United State! Scator Aldrkh of
Rhode Island, ilatly contradicted ut
today's Lorinur investigation Edward
nines' testimony that Aldrlch asked
htm to urge Lorlmer to become a sen
atorial candidate and bad advised
Governor Doneen that Taft had ex
pressed the belief Lorhner could be
elected and was tho most available
Aldrlch told o' several conversations
with Hines concerning tho Illinois
senatorial election In which Hincs In
quired of Taft's attitude toward Lorl
nier's possible election.
"I told Hines that .Lorimer's can
didacy would not be objectionable to
tho president," said Aldrlch.
Aldrlch denied he told Hines he
wanted a senator elected because of a
prospective close vote on the tariff.
"As a matter of fact, as far as the
tariff was concerned, we were better
off with, a vacancy than with a sena
tor. With the vacancy wo needed on
ly forty-six for a majority; with him
we needed forty-seven," declared Aid
rich. Lorlmer's attorneys on cross-exam
ination endeavored to show that Ald
rlch might have said "acceptable" to
Taft. Aldrlch emphatically declared he
said "not objectionable" and that he
meant that word and nothing else.
AMilch added he knew Hines would
use the Information at Springfield In
nn effort to ebct Lorlmer.
Lorimer'a counsel suggested that ac
tion be taken to prevent "newspaper
assaults on witnesses." The commit
tee will take the matter under con
sideration. SPECIAL SERVICE PROVIDED.
It was announced today by the
Houghton County Traction company
that beginning tonight, and continuing
the rest of the week, a special street
tar will leave the Albion station for
Mohawk for the benefit of the com
pany's patrons In Keweenaw county
who desire to attend the Hancock
home-coming The special will con
nect with tho car that will leave the
home-coming grounds at 11 o'clock
DE LA BARRA IN DANGER.
Mexico City, July 20. The police
nre Investigating an alleged plot to
assassinate President Do La Rarra.
LIFE OE AVIATOR
CHICAGO AMATEUR MAKES DES-
PERATE LEAP WHEN MACHINE
TURNS OVER AND LANDS
Chicago, 111., July 20. A haystack
today saved the life of Harry Cowling.
an amateur aviator flying n biplane In
an open field. While making a short
turn the aeroplane turned turtle nnd
dropped sixty feet to the ground. As
the machine turned over Cowling
made a desperate leap and alighted on
a haystack uninjured. Tho machine
Aviator Aitkin Falls.
Fort Madison, Iowa, July 20th.
Aviator Aitkin fell today with his bi
plane, but escaped unhurt. His biplane
was badly damaged.
New Zeppelin Dirigible.
Freldrlohsnfen, Germany. July 20.
The Schwaben I, the newest Zeppelin
dirigible balloon, left this morning for
Luzerne. Switzerland, carrying eight
The Schwaben I. returned here this
afternoon, having made the round trip
to Luzerne successfully In seven
BIG REGATTA AT DULUTH.
Tu1nth. Minn., July 20. The three
days' carnival of water sports, for
which Duluth has been preparing for
several months, was ushered In today
with a series of motor boat races. To
morrow and Saturday will be tho big
days of the carnival, when the annual
races of the Northwestern Internation
al Rowing Association will be held.
THE BOY SCOUTS
UNION ORGANIZER IN WISCONSIN
SAYS THEY ARE NOTHING
LESS THAN AN ALLY
LaVrosse, Wis., July 20. In his an
nual report to the convention of the
Wisconsin State Fedciatloii of Labor.
here today. Assemblyman Frank J.
Weber of Milwaukee, organizer and
thief officer of the state body, fiercely
attacked the boy scout movement.
Tho speaker declared tho boy scouts
were nothing less than an ally of "cap
italism" bidden behind the guise of
"As a trade unionist, who Is opposed
to tho destruction of human life and
staining the soil with innocent blood,
I am opposed to this military organiza
tion of boy scouts." he said.
The boy scouts movement should
be shunned by every boy in America
w ho scorns to become m legalized, sal
aried, professional murderer to serve
the Interests of tho class of privilege."
Tho report declared against strikes
In industrial disputes except as a l ist
resort. It criticised the Republican
and iK'mocratlc parties In Wisconsin
nnd demanded the election of federal
riattsburg. N. Y., July 20. Official
representatives of the. states of Now
York and Vermont und the Province
of Quebec assembled today at Rouses
Point, situated on the international
boundary line near the foot of Iike
Champlaln, und Joint d In a celebration
to mark the commencement of work
on the proposed International highway
to connect Montreal and New York
LIVES OF MANY
AWFUL WRECK ON DENVER AND
RIO GRANDE NARROWLY
AVERTED BY ORDER
Grand Junction, Oolo., July 20. A
wreck in which scores of passengers
might have been killed was averted
when contrary to custom a freight
train on the Denver &. Rio Grande
railroad proceeded the Transcontinent
al Kxpress a few minutes out of Re
Reqme yesterday and broke through
the bridge over which tho express
train was due to pass a few minutes
The freight train had waited at Do
Reqme for the express train to pass,
but the dispatcher finally allowed it
to go ahead, with the result It was
wrecked. No one was Injured. A flag
man rushed back and signalled the
COMET IS A POOR ONE.
It May Not Become Visible to the Un
Chicago, July 20. Nightly observa
tions of the latest "Celestial tramp,"
known as Khss comet, nre being tak
en at the Yerkes observatory by prof.
Edwin R. Frost and lrof. Sherburne
W. Rurnhnm. The new comet was
first seen by the observers at Williams
bay July S, the day following the re
ceipt of a dispatch from Lick ob
servatory announcing Its discovery.
"I doubt whether it will be visible
to the naked eye." said Prof. Frost
today. "We will not be nble to tell
definitely, however, for several days
It Is not a particularly brilliant com
et. It rises In the east between 1 and
1:30 a. m."
OSBORN TO INVESTIGATE.
Will Look Into Inner Workings of
Public Domain Commission.
Detroit. Mich., July 20. T!ie strain
ed relations between Gov. Osborn and
Secretary of State Martlndale prom
Iso some Interesting developments, a
the chief executive declared yesterday
that ho wmild at once beRln an Inves
tlgatlon of the public domain commis
sion, of which Martlndale has been
the leading figure.
"I have no desire to Indulge in per
sonaHles," said the governor, "but
Mr. Martlndnle's references to me fur
nlshes no explanation of the $1,000
spent by the commission and which
has never been accounted for. Wt
propose to know where that money
"The trouble nas been that there
has been far too llttlo efficiency In the
work of tho commission, which has
largely been devoted to the political
velfnre of the members. I reduced
the commission's appropriation from
S2".000 to $tr.000 and "had I known
what I do now I wmjld have wiped It
out altogether." !
PRESIDENT AT MANASSAS.
Washington. D. C July 20. Presl
dent Taft has arranged for a trip to
Manassas, Vn., tomorrow to take part
In the big celebration of the P.lue nv
the Gray, near the battlefield of Rutl
Of THE TRUSTS
At Least This is What Congress
man Madison Calls Former
Counsel Parsons of
S u g a r C o.
ORIGINATOR Of THE IDEA
Witness Before Committee Declares
He is Willing to Take Blame for
Formation of the First Big
New York, N. Y.. July 20. "Ah.
here's the real father of the trusts,"
said Representative Madison, of Kan
sas, to a reply by John E. Parsons,
former counsel of the American Sugar
Refining Co., In the sugar Investiga
"I am willing to take the blame for
originating the Idea of consolidating
tho sugar Interests into one big com
pany in 1SK7," said Parsons.
Parsons went further and said this
was the first big combination, even
preceding the Standard oil, and Mad
ison's remark followed.
Parsons further said be thoroughly
believed in combination of capital, la
bor or any other Interest for the bene
fit of those Interested.
"How bng did the refineries com
pany last?" was asked.
"The change began when a political
party brought suit to disorganize the
North River Refineries Co." said Par-
"What party?" cried most of tho
"We call it Tammany Hall."
Then all of them wanted to kmnv
"Well, that was about the opening
f hot of the political parties against
trust., nnd both parties hnvo kept it
up ever since. That is why I'm not
a gttod party man now."
Secretary Freeman of tho compnny
stated ho was unable to find the mys
terious resolution which Havemeyer
put through le brd jif'rTter" In
1S!H approving "applications made by
ANOTHER CHOLERA SHIP.
New York. July 20. Another ship
from the cholera country, the steamer
Principe DI Plcmont, of Genoa nnd
Naples, is anchored and quarantined
today with several hundred Immi
grants who must undergo a bacterio
logical examination before they nre
permitted on the main land. Under
the state ami federal rules the steamer
will be detained ten days..
INVADING FLEET VICTORIOUS.
Rlock Tsladn, R. I.. July 20. In a
thrilling night encounter In Rlock Is
land sound between the Invading fleet
and defending vessels the former claim
to have penetrated the line of de
fense, and as a result New York and
Roston today aro at the mercy of an
nrmcil force In theory.
NOTED AUTOMOBILE DRIVER IS
KILLED WHEN HIS CAR JUMPS
EMBANKMENT AT BLUE
Milwaukee. Wis.. July 20 Lewis
Strang, probably the best known au
tomobile racer in Wisconsin, was kill
ed at Rlue River, Wis. this after
noon wYion his car Jumped an embank
ment In tho state reliability tour.
MARKEY IS RE-ELECTED.
Cleveland, O., July 20. The Knights
of the Maccabees of the World today
re-elected D. I'. Markey of Detroit
R. R. MERGER IN EFFECT.
Chicago, 111., July 20 Tho merger
of the Chicago nnd Eastern Illinois
Railroad and the i:-ansvllle and Terre-
Haute Railroad became effective today
In arcordanco with the recent action
of the stockholders of the two com
panies. The consolidated roads will be
known ns the Chicago and Eastern Il
linois and will be operated as hereto
fore under tho control of the St. Louis
and San Frnnclsco pystcm.
MOB MAY LYNCH NEGRO.
1a Crosse. Wis.. July 20. Thousands
of persons are hunting for Edward
Roblnctte, n negro farm hand, who
last night shot and wounded Sylvia
rrlce, the pretty daughter of his em
ployer who repulsed hla advances. His
fate dcH-nds on whoever, officers or
rannera. find him first. The rIM is ex
peeled to recover.
EDITORS MAY GET
PRESS ASSOCIATION MAY NOT
BE WELL RECEIVED IN CAN
ADA BECAUSE OF
Detroit. Mkh., July 20. At the
conclusion of this afternoon's conven
tion of the National Hd I tors' associa
tion, or the National press association
as it "hereafter will be known, the del
egates will embark on an all-water
trip to Montreal and Quebec and also
visit the regions of northern Ontarro.
There Is much speculation among tl.e
editors as to what kind of reception
they will receive In Canada.
On the opening day of the conven
tion several speeches were made In
which a "uni'm" with Canada wns
strongly advocated. So much was
saltl along this line that a groat many
delegates have been dubbed "annexa
tion boosters." Judge Sutherland of
Toronto, on the floor of the convention
took eveeptlon to the union sentiment
and skope warmly ngalnst it.
Speaking of the Canadian visit one
of the prominent delegates said, "I
think wo will be lucky If we escape
without hostile demonstrations."
The National Press association, un
til yesterday known as the National
Kditorlal association, adopted resolu
tions today endorsing the administra
tion of Dr. Wiley, the department of
agricultural and opposing the enact
ment of legislation granting penny
postage. TO RECLAIM VAST TRACT.
Washington Plateau Land Will Be Ir
rigated Within Four Years.
Spokane, Wash., July 20. Three
hundred thousand acres of land on
the Horse Heaven plateau, in wmth
central Washington, will be reclaimed
by irrigation within tho next four
years according to E. D. Mlneah of
Prosper, president of the Land Own
ers' association, who has received ad
vices from United States Senator
Jones that Walter L. Fisher, secretary
of the Interior, has granted tho appli
cation of the Klickitat Irrigation &
Power company for a canal right-of-way
through the North Yakima and
the Vancouver land districts. Mr. Min
etih 7tr.'K ("it tne 'iuf.r tirwpp,
which is owned by farmers and ranch
ers, "has been pledged on a basis of
not more than $R0 an acre for water
rights. It Is estimated by L M. Rice,
chief engineer, that the project will
cost between $12,000,000 and $13,000,
000 nnd will rqulre three years to put
it Into operation. Water Is tn be tak
en from the two forks of the Klickitat
river, also the Rig Muddy river, and
conducted to tho land over the govern
ment reservation along the south
slope of SImcoo mountains.
BOTTOM OF MAINE RAISED.
Only Four Feet of Water Remains in
Havana, July 20. Tho process of
removing the water surrounding the
wreck of tho Maine was practically
completed last evening, when the wa
ter level In the cofferdam had been
lowered eighteen feet, leaving the
wreck surrounded by Islets of mud.
snvdl pools nnd sinkholes of green
slimy water. The soundings show no
where a depth In excess of four feet.
Tho structure of the bow ns far aft
as frame IS Is now exposed, permit
ting nn analysis of the plates, beams,
ribs, etc., nnd it has been shown con
clusively that they originally belong
ed to the structure of the double bot
tom, which Is now elevated to a height
of about forty feet above the normal
position, nppnrently giving confirma
tory evidence of a tremendous exterior
explosion. To this view, however, the
engineers decline to content them
selves, merely admitting the Identifi
cation of parts of the bottom of the
YARMOUTH GOES BANKRUPT.
Former Husband of Alice Thaw In Fi
New York, July 20. The American
publishes the following from Ixndon:
The Earl of Yarmouth, former hus
band of Alice Thaw, has reached the
end of his financial string. Ho will
formally become a bankrupt tomor
row when n receiver will take posses
sion of Abbey mede, the country seat
at Rourno End, where the earl led so
luxurious a life during the first years
of his marriage to the American girl.
"It Is presumed that whatever of
valuo la left in the historic house, will
be sold for tho benefit of the almost
countless creditors whom tho earl has
been holding oft for years.
NEW POSTAGE STAMPS.
Washington's and Franklin's Like
nesses Will Be Used.
Washington. July 20. "Utility, art
nnd harmony." according to Third As
sistant Postmaster General P.rltt, will
be combined in a new Issue of postage
stamps about to be authorized. The
head of President Washington will np
pear on the first six of tho series, and
the last five will bear tho likeness of
Ronjamln Franklin. All of tho new
stamps' denominations will be In Ara
ble and this, ns well as the use of a
separate color or shade for each de
nomination. Is expected to prevent the
confusion of which two conventions of
postal clerks have romplalned.
UP A NORTHERN
Passengers Compelled to Give
Up Valuables When Train
Is Stopped by Three
ROBBERY IS MOST DARING
Observation Car and Two Sleepers
Entered and Occupants Relieved
of $500 Escape is Made in , t .
Grand Forks, N. D., July 20. Train
No. 2, east-lsund, Northern Pacific
North Const Limited, was held up by
three masked robbers near Ruffalo, N.
D., tit midnight. The robbers secured
five-hundred dollars from the passen
gers, and fhot and wounded Engineer
S. P. Olson. The robln ra made a suc
cessful escape in nn automobile which
was awaiting them near the scene of
Usually tho Limited carries rich
hauls 'and It Is thought tho men took
longer going through the day coaches
than they planned, or they would have
tried a hand at blowing the express
safe nnd rilling the registered mail
Robbery Most Daring.
The performance as executed was
one of the most daring ever perpetrat
ed In this part of the country nnd.
showed tho men were no amateurs at
the business, as every movement was
When the train stopped at tho high
bridge at Valley- City, three men
boarded It and went Into tho rear
coach. Heavily armed and shooting
recklessly in order to intimidate tho
passengers they first lined tho train
crew up at one end of tho car, and
then proceeded to search tho passen
gers in the observation car and two
sleepers. In all they: seeuretl alut
five hundred dollars from this part of
Jn order to awaken tho occupants of
tJio sleeping cat a. shot wag fired down
the center aisle, narrowly missing the
head of one of tho passengers and Im
bedding itself In the wood work. Af
ter searching the occupants of the
berths they climbed over the baggago
into tho express car to the engine,
reaching that part of the train when
near Ruffalo. They ordered the en
gineer to sop the train so they could
get off. and when he refused two shots
were fired directly at him, one mira
culously glancing off his watch and
other striking him on a rib, injuring
him slightly. After being wounded Ol
son stopped Tie train and the three
men, who were nl' masked with polka
dot handkerchiefs. Jumped from tho
train and escaped In a waiting auto
One Robber Wounded.
St Paul, Minn., July 20. The North
ern Paotfio. train, which wns held up
near Ruffalo, N. D., arrived at St, Paul
this morning. The passengers are of
the belief that one of tho robbers was
hit by a bullet fired by the sleeping;
car conductor. Tho robin rs w ent
through tho observation car, which
was the rear car on the train, and two
sleepers. While the robbers was at
work In tho second sleeper, the sleep
ing car conductor fired, and it Is be
lieved hit one robbers In the shoulder.
The bandits Immediately abandoned
their work and escaped.
Kansas City, July 20. Two men en
tered the Franklin Jewelry Co. Ninth,
nnd Main streets. In tl;o heart of tho.
city, this morning, held up R. J.
Franklin at the point of a revolver,
grabbed a tray of diamonds and ran
down nn alby. When pursued by
Franklin, they fired nnd dangerously
wounded R. A Ileitz, a bystander.
Later one of the robbers was captured.
He gave his name as John Rrown.
The diamonds stolen were valued
EAT TOO MANY PICKLES.
Chicago, 111., July 20th. More than
three million bushel of pickles aro
consumed annually In tho United
Strttes, according to numler shown at
the National Pickle packers' Associa
tion's session hero today. "Pickles of
alt kinds aro scarcer nt present than
nt any time in Ifteen years nnd the
demand for the product continues to
grow." said William Railings, Keokuk,
Iowa, president of tho organization.
LEO'S ANNIVERSARY MASS.
Rome, July 20. The eighth nnniver.
sary of the death of Popo Loo Xllf.
was observed today with a requiem
mass, which wns celebrated at the Sac
red College In the presence of the high
dignitaries of tho church and a num
ber of Invited guests.
DICKSON RETIRES TODAY.
W.nhlngton. D. C, July 20. After i
l"ni, career of efficient service, Medl
tal Director Samuel H. Dickson was
placed on the navy retired list today
on account of age.