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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIAN
AFTERNOON THE WEATHER. Tad. a: a: F r rn:.ight ami Saturday; r t-m-!' rat ur". I .iv. r ?db In w'.i a Fa Ir tonight ;in.! S i t :r i.i. . r s irr t mp ratur-. EW 1 M Edition AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR FEBRUARY WAS 16,152. READ THE 'VANTS VOL. XXXI., NO. 79, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1914. PRICE TWO CENTS RICH WOMAN OFFERS SIMPLE STYLES TO PALM BEACH ELITE GLADYS IS "DIPPY BUGS. NOTED SPEAKER AT NATIONAL MEETING ON CHILD LABOR LAW 'LID" 1ST STAY FOUR LOHS YEARS TRAIN IM ILLIH OF SAFETY nil nipimrrn MLL LWb KLLn SOUTH BE MB MAYOR DECLARES FIVE DIREGTQRS FAVOR FRANCHISE FOR SOUTH BEND " iPOUCEWftllS BAND SO V u lULSJ U i nrnnnnnnri nrn n ill i i i II ii it II i r. ill i ii ii u n r 1 . 1 1 ItM 111 I r ill II I V ! HLUUInlVIL!(ULU U ! ! nnfl nn I ' . v:- ' : V ,; - A P . ' v.- .- . " 1 i vv . -,.. , , No Relief for Cigarmakers or Dealers From Anti-Gambling Order Prohibiting Gaming for Cigars or Trade. XECUTIVE AND BOARD OF SAFETY STAND PAT Tell Dealers to Push South Bend Made Goods in Legiti mate Way to Relieve Stagna tion in Market. That f.i ' lid" clamped down by th" board d safety early in the pres- rit administration, f i bidding liquor hi violation.-. gambling of all kinds. ;!tid commercialized vice, is "damped "liivii" for four years, is tin; substance f a letter addressed Thursday after noon to Tommy Moss. Sidney Fnger and oth r "epistolical" spokesmen lor the Retail Cigar Dealers' associa tion, by Abo or Fred V. Keller. The letter answers a series of epistles re ceived by the mayor recently stat ing that the retail cigar dealers had at a meeting on Feb. 11. voted their approval of the action of the admin istration to suppress all gambling, nnd then suggesting that for the sake of the local trade, the cigarrnakers, and cigar manufacturers. the em bargo ought to be lifted with regard t. gambling for merchandise, a step which the executive declines to take. A similar request made in person by a committee from the cigar mak rs' union before the board of siifety :l week a Co. received a like answer from the board Friday, though it was onvoyed with less formality. It ap pears that the mayor and the board are In perfect harmony on the subject of enforcement of the gambling laws-. The saiggestion in one of the letters to the mayor that it would not bo necessary to take any definite action In lifting the "lid" a.s to "trade gambling," defined as an "innocent game," but only to surest that the -word be handed around and violations verlooked., appears to have been rc- cived with a degree of indignation. One-Third" or "Tw o-Tliirtls". lake the cigarrnakers who appeared before the board of safety, the basis f tho "lid-lift ins" request, as made by the dealers, is that the local cigar business is being literally shot to pieces by the sweeping anti-gambling order. The? union men placed the number of cigarrnakers thrown out of mploymont at one-third the former force, "but the cigar dealers have the ratio fixed at two-thirds. Mayor Kel ler takes the position that gamin? for reward is gambling, whether the reward bo collected in money or trade and urges the dealers to do what they an to relieve the alleged stagnation in the local market by specially pushing Eolith Fend made cigars. The principal paragraphs of the dealers resolution follows: Ui:SOIA"i:r further, that whereas your board of public safety has in cluded In its orders for the elimina tion of all -ambling, two of the most innocent games considered as pass times and which have hrought upon the manufacturers of cigars stagna tion to their business and also means the discharge of at least two-thirds of their employees, which we beliee to bo a detriment to the city's welfare, and whereas the retail cigar dealers have also ben affected by said orders which means the discharge of some of their clerks, which also tends to affect the w elf . ire of th . minuiii- jlATiii:nKivnK r.i: it ::v.solved That we, the retail cigar dealers of the city of South Fend, do hereby p!cdge their support of your honor abb mayor and his board of public safety In the elimination of all gam bling devices from the city, but we most earnestly plead for the sake of thoso who have been thrown out of employment and also for ourselves, -who has.' been atfected. that .von re store to us the ue of cards and dice for merchandise and merchandise only, and we feel assured that the major portion of the public will ap prove of your action." Mayor Keller. In his answer, finds it diliicc.lt to harmonie approval of the administration "in the alimina lion of all gambling from the city." with the immediate request that gam Ming that will enure to the benefit .f the petitioners, to the exclusion of u others. be permitted, or at least, overlooked. His letter, quite lengthy, is given herewith as to the most sal ient features. He s;n s: iit of Mayor's letter. "In reply to your communication staling that ai a meeting of the retail lk-.ir dealers of the city Wednesday. Feb. 11. l'.'i 1 it was voted to heartily ommend the hoard of safety for their .'utiou in the elimination of all gambling such as dice games, card gamo. slot machines, punch boards ;-nd all other forms of gambling and offering jour hcatty support in the en forcement of the same. I wish to earnestly thank ou for your hearty approval of our action. "However. :a the same communica tion you plead for the sake of your twelves and those others affected by the order, that some of the forms of gambling, namely, dice and cards i termed gambling by yourselves, in another sentence of our communica tion be restored. "You are doubt!-s entirely familiar with the law and know that there is a penalty provided for any of the gambling t'novc mentioned. You are ;tlo familiar with the platform on vhlch I was elected arid also the state ments mnde by me l'fore election. "Our platform staled very clearly that we favored the enforcement of Jill laws that have to do with the pros perity, morality and good repute of our eitv wild a du re-ard to the re- CONTINUED ON V.WV. TEN. " , . ; i - - s : i . - . -1 I t ''A ... .... i y r - - T . v.---- : . v. . yJr,l4 ,V. V- PALM RKACII. Fla. Mrs. V. K. Vanderbilt, jr.. has set a new style on the fashionable promenade of Palm lieaeh. It is the style of sim plicity. She inaugurated the novel plan of appearing in a quiet little $10 suit of black silk and conventional cut. PAGE EXPLAINS SPEECH WHICH AROUSED BRYAN .mhaador to llritain Says Kcmarks Wen; Condensed So Thoroughly That Meaning Was Hidden. LONDON', March !:'.. American Ambassador Walter H. Page Friday received from Secretary Bryan notifi cation of the senate resolution calling for an explanation of Mr. Page's re marks upon the .Monroe doctrine and the Panama canal before the associa- t'on of Chambers of Commerce on Wednesday evening. Mr. I'age said he would reply at once. The explanation will say that news paper accounts of the speech cabled from London were condensed .so thor oughly as to give a wrong impression of the speech in the United States. The remarks in full showed that Mr. Page had reiterated the oft-repeated principal that the United Mates would object to or prohibit the acquisition of any territory in the new- world by a Kuropean nation. As to the Panama canal, Mr. Pare explained that he said Kugland would derive the greatest benefit because she owned the great bulk of the world's tonnage. A NFUCTING Justice of Peace Attacks Rul ing of State Accounts Board Putting His Office on the Fee Basis. Proceedings were started Friday in the circuit court by Justice A. X. Hildebrand against Trustee Samuel J. Knieger, but in reality at the state board of accounts, through Mr. Krue ger, to compel the payment of $.'JaO alleged to be due Hildebrand as sal ary and oflice tent, payment on which lias neen ordered stopped by the auditors through a mix-up in the laws. Tho llla session of the legislature, passed a numlor of acts regulating the salaries of the justices of the peace by the sie of t lie counties wherein the justices are elected. In Section '2 of Chapter :bS. it is pro vided that each justice in a city of from 45,000 to lO.ooo. which would in clude South IleiPi, was to receive $1.00r a year in salary and $ir.O in lieu of an ollice it" no ofSce were provided in the county building. On the same day that this law was passed another act also passed af fecting justices' salaries. This is Chapter and in Section 1, it is provided that in townships having one or more cities with a combined pop ulation of 4.".0i0 tf. i;o.00o, the justices shall receive $l.0o per year but it further provides that in no caso shall the compensation exceed the amount turned in in fees. Says First Act Applies. Justice Hildebrand claims that this second act Is no way affects the rlrst one and that the lawmakers intended the second act to apply only to town ships in which there are two cities, notwithstanding the fact, which he believes to be a mistake, that the law- says "ouo or more cities" with such a population. Tho stat atflitors have ordered the township trustee. Samuel J. Krueger, to pay Hi.debrand under the second act which they claim applies here. Hildebrand claims that tho first act alone is in force as effecting Portage township and as he has not received the last installment of his salary, due Pee. 31, 191.. and $100 in office rent, amounting in all to J.'!50, he has ap plied to the court for a mandate forcing the payment of the salary. The request of Hildebrand for the re lief lie asks will come tip in a short time before Judge Walter A. Funk in the circuit court for a decision. H1LDEBRAM0 SUES FOR SHIM LAWS President Frank in Encourag ing Statement Before Meet ing Says League Expansion is Certain. TOr.HDO, March l". Chances were bright that South pr-nd would land a berth in the Southern Michigan league when 1M. Smith was called into con ference with the directors of the cir cuit at the JJoody hotel this afternoon. It waa known that the question of srantintf a franchise to South Rend, which rnans the expansion of the league to a ten-club circuit and the ad mission of Toledo as well, was settled positively and favorably in the minds of at least five of the present fran chise holders. The three whose attitude was not definitely known beforo the secret meeting of the directors which began at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, were J. W. Rider, of Pay City; Dan Jen kins, of Flint, and P. T. Lovell, of Hat tie Crce.'. The South Pend party, including Ed Smith, promoter of the South Pend tnam, and prospective manager of the club, Harry Arndt, well known ball player, U. H. Horst and newspaper representatives, arrived shortly be fore noon. Thinu-s looked bright for South Pend jut before the meeting of the directors this afternoon. President James Prank with whom South Rend ers have been negotiating and who! has Kivi'ii South Pend fans the most positive encouragement. reiterated his opinion that the admission of South Bend to the league was a mere matter of form. In a statement just before going to the directors' meeting Frank said he was practically certain that own ers of franchises in five cities in the present eight-eity circuit are in fav or o-f expanding. This majority it was thought, would assure the expansion, even though the other three, whose attitude could not be forecasted, vot ed against the ten-club idea.. Those who were believed to bo un qualifiedly in favor of admittincr South Hend and Toledo were 11. J. Holmes. Saginaw; Willicb King. Adrian: John Morrisey, Iansing; Morris Meyers, Jackson: Tl. J. T.ovel, Flint. The eight owners of the present franchises met first at the Boodv bo te at 1:0 o'clock. After this ses sion Smith, representing South Pend, nnd those who are represent in ir the Toledo owners, were to be called into the meeting. President Frank 'innounced this morning that a sc hedule of 144 games was planned for the Southern Michi gan this year. The season will open on April 29 and close Sept. IT,. Most of the Sunday dates will co to South Fiend and Todelo. according to the president's statement. Topsy llartzell. former manager of the Toledo club in the American as sociation, is being sought to manage the Toledo team in case the league is expanded. The Toledo backers are O. H. Bailey, Charles "Phillips and J. 11. Struhel. RUMELY COMPANY MAY GET $4,000,000 FROM BANKER Note Holding Committee Has Intend ed Time ami l'xpeets to (let He quired Amount. XI-: W YKK. March l::. The M. Ilumely company has defaulted on the SoOU.000 interest due March 1, on its SlO.UOO.oOO convertible notes. I'nder the note indenture the company had ten days grace in which to pay. Members of the note holders' com mittee met and extended the time for deposit of the notes until next Mon ti aw Sec retary Murphy of the commit - I tee. when asked how many notes had been deposited, said about S3 per cent p. ad been deposited. loiter he thought io p-r rent might be enough to put the extension plan in operation and thereby enable the com pany to sret the 5 4. o 00. promised bv bankers. ANOTHER WAR SCARE HOVERS OVER EUROPE Koia and Austria Hungary o said to He Near Open Break. Air PFPPIX. March IS. Another war scare is hoverins over Furope. Russia and Austria-Hungary are declared to 1-e near an open break. Sensational articles appeared In the press here and elsewhere throughout Hurope Friday. The Journal (Jermania Friday print ed a story to the effect that Russia is enlaced in mobilizing troj trains and c ommandeerinir troops for the pur pose of sending them to the border. Strong editorial comment was made upon news contained in despatches from St. Petersburg that the Bourse (lazette, a supposedly official organ, in its issue of Thursday, carried the phrase: "Kussia i. now fully prepared for war." Th- latest war scare lias been suf ficient to cause activity in Jermun military circles and to work mischief on the Bourse here. The stock ex changes in Paris and Iondon also felt the depressing effect of the ru mors. M. Saizonoif. the Ilussian foreign minister, is at present in Vienna, the capital of the nation againt which the wrath of the Russian government la directed. PAI'.I.. American women are the cause of indecency in dress, according to a prominent Pari- dressmaker. "French women Initiate the mode," he said, "but Americans degrade it." .3V - r : :: : -?." . 1 . -f N .j v . '''': v' ' ( ' Mr r w a . m f ta WASHINGTON'. 1). C Miss Gladys Hinckley. leader of Washington's smart set, doesn't mind the least bit being called the "girl with the bug" the one thing Miss Hinckley is "dippy" about is bugs, tiny, diamond studded bugs that hang from her ears and glisten in her hair. Her latest notion in bugs is a many-legged diamond in sect that dansles from her ear on an almost invisible gold chain. REVENGE FOR DOG IS MOTIVE FOR MURDER Wealthy Aev York Woman Said to he Found and Arrest Is Kxpected Soon Men Hired to Kill Keating. NEW YORK, March Detectives Friday located tlie wealthy woman who, according to the confessions of two gangsters, hired gunmen for $300 to murder Maurice Keating, a rich subway contractor. The woman is said to live at a Broadway hotel, al though she owns a big estate on Long Island. Police otlicials refused to give the woman's name, but said they expect ed to arrest her soon. Keating identified Harry Hressler and Stanley liormann, who .were ar lested last night, as two of a gang of three men who attacked him with knives on February L'5, inflicting se vere wounds on the head. The men were scared off before they were able to finish their deadly work. According to the authorities, the woman sought revenge for the death of a costly bulldog, which was found dead upon the grounds of Keating's home. Keating denied killing the a nimal. CH1MI Newly Elected Precinct Com mitteemen Chosen to Com plete County Organization Preceding Convention. l)em" racys newly elected prei im.t committeeman, tlie units of the only legal county political organization in St. Joseph county this year, will meet at .democratic headquarters in the American building next .Monday aft ernoon at 1 o'clock sharp, and elect a county chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer, as anticipat ed of political parties by tlie state laws. The precinct committeemen were chosen bv primary, Thursday afternoon. "The committeemen should get to gether promptly at 1 o'clock," said County Chairman Zinky. speaking of the organization meeting Friday. Aft er this meeting, which ought not re quire a great deal of time, comes the democratic district convention for the nomination of a candidate for con gress. This will be held at l::b o'clock Monday, at the Klks' temple. LKlegates to the district convention Saturday evening at the same places, in the various wards, and under the same chairmen, as were the caucuses that named the delegates to the demo cratic state convention, to be hebi Indianapolis next Thursday. Sentiment for Barnluirt. Congressman Henry' A. Parnhart will probably be renominated at the convention Monday, there being no opposition, so far as is known at the present time. The newly elected pre cinct committeemen, in so far a they have been reported to County Chair man Zinky, are as follows: South Hem!. First Ward First precinct, George J. Oltsch; second. Rudolph Acker man; third. Otis Romine; fourth, Oscar Pippman: fifth. Irving M. Goss. Second Ward First precinct, Bert Klvs-z; second. Clyde Gillis: third. CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN. DEMOCRATS ill MEET MOM 1ME Decide to Comply With Mayor's Campaign Promise and Peti tions of Civic Clubs Will Cost S50 Per Month. Recommendation i a policewoman for South Bend, in accordance with Mayor Kelb r's campaign promise, and numerous petitions received by the board of public saf ty, among them from the Periey. Kahy, Henry Stude baker, Colfax and River Pari; Civi" clubs, the Progress elub and Chapiu park citizens, will be placed before the common council as a committee w hen it meets in the "holt" next Tueseday right. This was decided upon at a meeting of the boar-J Friday. The council will be asked to make an ap propriation of a month with which to pay the "otficercss". If the oum il agrees with the suggestion, an ordi nance authorizing tne appropriation will be introduced later. Fully a half dozen names have been suggested for the job, which, in the course of feminine tietennination no doubt means a plenty of trouble for the board when it undertakes to choose one from the lot. Pretty near every petition has been followed by a recommendation of some particular woman for the placo. The board, however. ?ias decided to bravo the sit uation, and if an appropriation can be secured, an appointment will bo made. ced ew Knginc. The matter of securing a new en gine for the motor boat on the St. Jo seph river, and a new motorcycle for police use, were also brought before the board at its meeting Friday. Chief Kerr was directed to investigate the motor boat situation and ascertain what a new engine can be secured for. The motor boat, with the present en gine, was out of commission all last jear. and is said to -be beyond repair. The chief reported a new motor cycle completely equipped, will cost the city $320, but against that the dealers have agreed to allow $173 on the old machine employed last year, nnd $25 for an old Flanders that has fallen into the police clutches. It is asserted that the midline used by "Cycle-Cop" Diver last; year, has trav eled 13,000 miles, and is unsafe for another year's work. This is the one for which $173 can le had in trade. Bills for three overcoats destroyed for policemen during the St. Casiinir riots were presented to the board Fri day, aggregating $70 in value; also $3 for a doctor's bill for caring for an in jured policeman. The claims will be submitted to the county commission ers as a coilnty charge, this on the theory that the polit e were drawn into the affair to assist the county sheriff in carrying out a county court order. "If we furnish the men," said Member Hibberd. "it seems tnat the county should be willing to pav the dam ages." Street Blocked. Fire Chief Sibrel c; lis attention to the almost constant blockading of N. Main St.. in front of the South Shore station, due to a South Shore car being left to stand there a considerable of the time, the curb being additionally blockaded with freight trucks, while the west track is used by the Lasalle car line. Tn ease of a lire, on the north side somewhere, the chief points out. Caere is liable to be a bad accident in front of the station, some day, and Chief Kerr was directed by the board to take the matter up with the traction people ami see if the ob struction cannot be done away with. At the meeting next week the board expects to meet a number of appli cants for positions as park policemen, several applications having already received. Clerk Josephson was in structed to summon t ie men to ap pear and place themselves on exhibi tion. MEN TRY TO OUST MRS. LEE AS PARTY'S HEAD Denver Democrats Doire to Place Male in Charge of Politics in Colorado. DLWVFIl, Colo.. March u.Mrs. Certrude A. Lee, state chairman of the democratic central committee, the only woman chairman of a political party in the c. s. Friday was noti fied by the male members of the com mittee that she would be foreej to give up her oflic and give the place to a man. Mrs. l,ee replied that she could not be forced out unless there was a meeting of the committee and that no one could call a meeting ex cept herself, and that she did not in tend to call the committer together to have herself ousted. She also said that there was a legal question as to th committee's power to oust her. Mrs. Fee was vice-chairman of the committee and became chairman when George T. Fradley resigned. PLAIN FIKFD. X. J. "In his suit for divorce. John F. Orchard testified that his wife never kissed him in the 1 years they lived together. Who Needs Workers? Are more helpers needed? Do you require the services of. bet ter workers those who are more experienced and capable there's a oulek, e-hient way to reach them: use t.ie Wants. To get in business touch with trained executives, experts in all lines of business, the top notchers who accomplish most; call upon the Wants to carry your messages to thm. Inefficient, careless workers may b speedily replaced by high grade employe if you command th'.ni through the Wants. 'The best workers read the Xews-Times Want Ads. See the Want Ad rage for of fer of a free ticket to the Ur phfMim for Want Ads. I is:.-. . :-s Xi:V PL1:aNS. P.i. Mrs. Flor ence Kelley'of New York. v i 1 1 be one of the chief speakers at the tenth na tional child labor conference to be held here March IT, to IS, under the auspices of the Louisiana child labor Co mmittee. Men and women who have given their lives to freeing children from in dustrial slarry will discuss the gen eral topic of child labor from the na tional and state viewpoint: from the outlook of industry, the manufacturer, the school and the home. NEW LIQUOR CHARGE AGAINST SULLIVAN Chief Dcteetixo Knospcrt Files second "Illiiiil Tiger" Allui.ivit Again-t "Colonel." A warrant for the arrest of "Col." Joseph M. Suliivan. charging that he operated a "blind tiger" in his saloon on X. Main st.. Thursday night, was put in the hands of detectives Friday noon by Chief of Detectives John D. Kuespert. . The arrest was made following the swearing out and filing of an affidavit by Kuespert Friday morning. The names of six women and 12 men al leged to have been in the Nickel hotel restaurant to whom intoxicating liquor was sold between 1- and 1 o'clock have been secured by the police and turned over to the prosecuting attor ney. Whether the arrest would be made Friday afternoon was doubtful since Sullivan obtained his liberty when he furnished $C,fl0O bonds on tho bribery charges and is now in Fenton Harbor. Chief Kuespert, however, inferred that he could lay his hands on Sullivan at any minute. Police received a "tip" that liquor was being served in the restaurant part of the saloon and the investiga tion followed which led to the filing of the allidavit. BL00D7BATTLE IS WAGED IN TRIPOLI: BS ARE ROUTED Struggle One of the Most Des perate in History of Italian Arms in Northern Africa Turks Arm Natives. liFLFFTI.V. P.KXCAZI. Tripoli. Mai eh 1". Three hundred and eight Arabs and Italian soldiers were killed and hun dreds were wounded in a bloody bat tle between natives and an Italian force near Zu-tina Friday. This was the heaviest io.-s sustained by tlie Italian forces in Tripoli sine the Turco-1 talian war mP-d. Of the dead 2.'.) were Arabs aud were Italians. Xine of the latter were oMicers. Th- tribesmen mad.' a sir prise attack upon an Italian column which was proceeding to a arrisn in the interior. Although th- Italians w . re out numbered the. ma nag, d to rcpuls'' the. attack owing t their superior arms and discipline. The Arabs were .,rn. d with old firearms which ale said to have ! n supplied to them by the Turks. The attack was mad early in the morn ing. Tlie Italian sentries gave notice of the approach of t! e tribesman and the soldi rs b-ap d to th.-ir arms. j A tight in the darkr:-ss followed. The natives narg.-d th- Italian tones. but were hurl'-d bac Alt' day break the Italians formed m battle lines and th- natives took shelter. After a long rang light the Italians charged and furious hand-to-hand lighting followed. Many of the dead w-r slashed to death and in many instances corpses w-re tour.d locked in each oth r's arms, whe re they had fallen in a death grapple. An cdheial report of the i glu was made to the war other in Foin-. CHICAC.4 ). I'olu e are s.-arcning for relatives of Mrs. Albertina Wins- low, agci 7.", who was found silting in th' street, surrounded by her fur niture. She said she had beep ousted lrom the little home she rented w hn she failed to get money from her sons to pay the rent. XFW Y(FK. Fefusing to separate a yemng couple n the husband's re quest. Judge F.lanchard declared that they needed a. "good spanking;", cot a separation. 1 V Posses Engage in Pistol Battle With Mexican Laborers and Sheriff Sustains Severe Wounds in Conflict. ONE ROBBER SHOT IN ASSAULT ON BARRICADE Three Desperadoes Leave a Wounded Companion in Box Car and Escape Across Onen Fields. IHXoN. 111., March I Co;ir .Mex ican laborers held up a freight trai:. on the Chicago and Nort hvv csiei n railroad. Peoria division, near .Man ilas, 111., Friday and killed 10ninc i Arthur Fisher. Loiter one of the Mex icans shot and seriously wounded the sheriff of Kim au county, who war leading a posse in pursuit of the four. One of the Mexicans was she' through the abdomen in a running battle with the posse, a report from tlie seen,- of tile trouble said thai tile wounded Mexican would die. Several posses were formed in su rounding towns and it was said Fi.. t they ar elo.-ing in upon the d "peradoes. . battle was anticipated by tlie officers leading the po- The conduct of the Mexicans when they held up and kiiiod Fniiiee: Fisher indicated that they were des perate men, and that they would pni up a stiff insistence against arrest. Attack Fngineor. According to the report forwarded to the Northwestern general wlicca in Chicago the freight had pulhd in cm a siding near M.udiu-. Fnuineer Fisher, whose homo was in South Pekin, III., was suddenly confronted in bis rali by the lour men. who evidently had been stealing a Cc ;r one of the gondola ears id' the freiu;--train. Members of the tram : w said the four bandits had tn d to loo? tar of dynamite and that when ip. wt-r" driven away from it. went for ward and shot Fngineer Fisher. "Throw up your hands," comma t d ed cne of the Mexicans. All four the men were threatening the n gineer win n the command was ciw r. Fisher did not comply with the or der, and one of tile desperadoes lifed. The bullet went through Fisher's le .id and lie fell to the floor of the engine cab dead. The four men jumped from th train and ran south along the tracks. The train c rew, attracted by the noise of the shooting, ran forward aud found the dead engine r. Driven Hack Dy Hulld-. Starting in pursuit of the four nun. members of the crew started down the tracks until they were driven back by bullets from the Mexicans' re volvers. Word of the nold up and shooting was telegraphed to Dixon and a posse v. as hurriedly f. rmed. Fy the time the Fureau countv sheriff and his posse had na'.h' d tie scene the four members Pad return o to the train and barricaded th-m-sdves in a box tar. The sheritf dis tributed his small forte of armed deputies and citizens so as to yi ronnd the box car ami tailed upon the Mexicans to surrender. "(live yourselves up or we'll ,ti- on the car," shouted the sheriff. Th. men in th" b- car replied with shut-. Th" sheriff fell wounded. .h'ts ,-r.-exchanged for several minutes before one of tlie Mexicans inside, tnr- c.;r was seen to fall woundod in th stomach. An examination showed that one of th bullets h. ' strucK tne shcr- 1 1 r a lancing blow on th and the other had shatb d t!i bor.es of his hand. A doctor said tlie wound were seriou ; but not Ilk lv to j rui" fatal. De-ert Ilox Car. .. a in -s tli' wounded d.-perado the Mexicans deserted th box e.tr ..r. i f'ed across th.- op.-n jields. The p..-.-was attending th- wounded she:: and th mortally wounded b-indit n! th oth-r three v c re abb to C-1 ; cood start. Sheritf Frank V'a-.1 Sterlirm or-'aniz'-d a pos and v. ith thn trained bloodhounds attempted to strike th trail of th- three ru a. A. sp.-cial train was mad; up bv th Xorthwestern railroad o:!i ials at Sterling to carry th sheritf. deputb bloodhounds and la ii:zr.s ail arm ed with rifles. The Jib P Peon a ab started for the s.'f'iif with cit:z-n and polh men. W. F. Filey, special ageu of tu Xorth western, who happen."! to h- in I'ef.ria, beaded a p .f" -;n pb. - of tie- railroad. WOMAN is SHOT. FAXCFFV, I IF. Marti 1 Mr William Meyers, wife of th." N'orth wetern station agr-ru here, wa.- sb in the hard when he and he: h.:s b.md atem;)tei to aiiture th" ti.r- M'-xit an !' snef'i.ioes who kilb.i - giV'-'-r Cish.-r and wound- d an -:h -r i ... near .viannr.s. .Mey-rs ai.-t r. w r..-tri.-d to .-toj th n.r; who wu.- run ning lown th railroad tr.o-k !i.,ir th railrotd station. Mr. and Mrs M. .-rs v. er driv-n into the sTar.on niter the woman w.i? weutided by bulb t fr.jin enc cf th- :u n's r Volv at . X'-ar ringley, as a rsa!t of Meycru spreading the alarm, a p -.-sc Wics i -ported to have surrounded th men. T:;eir captur' w;us believed certain FVAXSToN. 111. F'd ward Hire millionaire lumh. r dealer, was as. ..-cd to pay il'.'.Z' p.rsoral property tax. Chas. H. Patten. F' era in e;''-i;it r. hU n..'! loor iifli!'"!-. tuit SI.".""". Fatfen's home is 1 s pretentious than that of IlliU'. The tax commission er are investigating.