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ET NEW THE WEATHER:- LICHT LOCAL SHOW ERS TONIGHT OR FRIDAY. VOL XX CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 20, 19" NO. 222 Th Calumot Nswa It mtmbtr of tho Associated Pre, Today's Now Today. GALUM STEEL "TRUST" PROBE RESUMED AT THE CAPITAL Commissioner of . Corporations Smith, the First Witness, Re fuses to Give Unpub lished Data 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 jiuthority. 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 work. "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 he released. 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 Garfield. "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 Will Comply. 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 'hurches. 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 troop withdrew. 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 uthorltlea. WETS AND DRYS IN WARM FIGHT VOTERS WILL DECIDE LONG. CON TEST OVER PROHIBITION AMENDMENT TO TEXAS CONSTITUTION. 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 of Texas. 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 of prohibition. 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 Issue. 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, respectively. 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. MIS' STORY CONTRADICTED BYMR.ALDRICH 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 Personally Concerned. 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 man. 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. HAYSTACK SAVES LIFE OE AVIATOR CHICAGO AMATEUR MAKES DES- PERATE LEAP WHEN MACHINE TURNS OVER AND LANDS SAFELY. 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 was wrecked. 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 iwisr.engers. The Schwaben I. returned here this afternoon, having made the round trip to Luzerne successfully In seven hours. 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. BITIERLY ASSAILS THE BOY SCOUTS m k UNION ORGANIZER IN WISCONSIN SAYS THEY ARE NOTHING LESS THAN AN ALLY OF CAPITALISM. 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 patriotism. . "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 Judges. INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY. 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 olty. LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE SAVED AWFUL WRECK ON DENVER AND RIO GRANDE NARROWLY AVERTED BY ORDER OF DISPATCHER. 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 later. 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 passenger train. COMET IS A POOR ONE. It May Not Become Visible to the Un adorned Eye. 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 went. "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 Hun. REAL "FATHER" Of THE TRUSTS IS DISCOVERED 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 Corporation. 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 tion today. "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- ons. "What party?" cried most of tho congressmen. "We call it Tammany Hall." Then all of them wanted to kmnv why. "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 political parties." 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. LEWIS STRANG MEETS DEATH NOTED AUTOMOBILE DRIVER IS KILLED WHEN HIS CAR JUMPS EMBANKMENT AT BLUE RIVER, WIS. 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 supremo commander. 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 COLD RECEPTION PRESS ASSOCIATION MAY NOT BE WELL RECEIVED IN CAN ADA BECAUSE OF UNION TALK. 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 Cofferdam. 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 ship. YARMOUTH GOES BANKRUPT. Former Husband of Alice Thaw In Fi nancial Distress. 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. ROBBERS HOLD UP A NORTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN Passengers Compelled to Give Up Valuables When Train Is Stopped by Three Masked Men ROBBERY IS MOST DARING Observation Car and Two Sleepers Entered and Occupants Relieved of $500 Escape is Made in , t . an Automobile. 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 the robbery. 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 pouches. 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 cleverly planned. 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 their robbery. 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 mobile. 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. Daylight Hold-Up. 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 at $4,"00. 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.