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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. NO. 1C7. FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE ROCK LONE ROBBER RIFLES TRAIN AND ESCAPES Special Prey is Jesse M. Short, Joplin, Mo., lionaire. USES PORTER AS GUIDE Principal Victim Starts Re volver Battle After De livering Money. Kansas City, Mo., May 2. To rob a Joplin millionaire, Jesse M. Short, waa the real object of a giant ban -lit who held up a Kansas City Southern passenger train' in a Kansas City su burb early today, and that the bold up of several other passengers was mere ly incidental, according to the tLvoiy of the police, who instigated a thor ough search for the robber today. After a lively duel with Short In a narrow Pullman the robber fell off the train, wounded, carrying $1,000 of Short's money, and the wealthy mine owner was left lying in his beith with three bullet holes in his body. IHAMK OK RKOOVKRY. Physicians attending Short at a hospital say he will recover unless un foreseen complications arise. Tao fact that a mysterious person of such stature had been Been about a local hotel where Short stopped result oo in the theory that the bandit, ho was considerably over six feet ta'l, had shadowed the millionaire and be lieved a Pullman berth the best place to rob him. According to a telegram sent the police from Grand view. Mo., by Con ductor Gibson of the train, which con tinued sooth, the total loot was $1,100 in money and a $32 diamond. Short loKt $1,000; W. J. Scafer. Neck City, Mo., $65. and F. A. Seaman, Eureka .Spring. Ark., $35 and a diamond stud. KOKBKR mOBlBLT WOtKDED. Gibson said the robber tnqwt have blood la pools In the Pullman aisles and on the platform from which he leaped into the night. The daylight iiwirch for the robber went forward with double vigor. What in the dark ness of night was believed to be a trail of blood left after the man fell off the train vanished with the dawn and a doaen detectives who searched the railway right of way for a mile on either side of the spot where the robber disappeared found nothing to guide them. The escape was effected in a lonely region among switch tracks, mazes of box cars and market gardens. The train was Just pulling out of the depot when a tall man ran out of the darkness of the railroad yards and climbed up the steps of the observa tion ear. There was a handkerchief over the lower part of his face and he carried two pistols. FKTfcai AS GUDE, Oscar Allen, a negro porter, rushed out and ordered him away, and the robber covered him with a pistol and said. "1 am going to pat over a trick here. You sit down there and be quiet. I will need you." After the train had proceeded about three miles through the east bottoms the robber ordered Allen to go ahead of htm throagh the train. In the sit ting room of the observation car were Scatter and Seaman. The robber's voice trembled as he demanded their vakaabaaa, but they offered no resist ance and gave him. money and jewelry ajaoaaUina; to $200. Preceded by the frightened negro, the robber then entered the chair car, where tbere were about a dozen pan ii mi.fr h. all men. "Hold up your hands," was the robber's command. Ha bad reoorwed a steady nerve and bis voice no longer indicated fear. The passengers complied with the de Dttd and ha passed along collecting tbelr money and jewelry, which he placed in a large pocket of his coat, apparently made for the purpose. The robbery of the chair car was Women Vote Campaign Is on in New York City New York. May 2. With a parade, pageant and appeal from a public platform, women of New York City who Delievs in woman suffrage will hold a demonstration tonight and to morrow in favor of their cause. Theodore Roosevelt has consented to be one of the speakers and, with Ir. Anna Shaw, president of the Na tional American Women Suffrage as roclatlon, will deliver an address to night at the pageant depicting the dream of freedom, to be given at the Metropolitan Opera house. Tomorrow afternoon what is expected to be the greateet woman suffrage parade ever helti 30.000 strong will move rp ftn avenue. When it is over, men od women orators in automobiles appeal to the people in the plaza H THE WEATHER II Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, and Vicinity. Generally fair tonight and probably Saturday, continued warm. Temperature at 7 a. hl, 66. Highest yesterday 84. lowest last night 62. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m, 6 miles per hoar. Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 29, at : 7 a. m., 49. Stage of water 7.6, a fall of 1 in last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening star: Saturn. Morning stars: Mercury. Jtrpiter. Mars. Venus. The pointers of the Greater Dipper In constellation Una Majar, directly over head, point downward to the pole stat . accomplished In n? misutes, and the I passengers obeyed the final Injunction j of the robber to sit down and remain quiet. The Pullman car was entered next. Everyone was in bed and the j curtains drawn. After robbing two I passengers and securing small amounts of money, the robber came to the berth occupied by Short "Give me your money," the bandit demand ed in a whisper as he shook the sleep ing man. Short handed over $1,000 in money and a large diamond stud. As the robber turned to leave Short seised an automatic pistol and fired through the curtain. The robber re turned the fire and both men emptied their weapons, each shooting blindly through the curtains, which were per forated by a dozen bullets. One struck Short's forehead, another went through an arm and a third lodged in his knee. Short fell back in his berth and the robber fled towards the rear of the train. Passengers in other cars aroused by the shots, followed Jjm : They saw him back out the door of the observation car and drop from the train just as it was being brought to a stop. , BLOOD TRAIL O TRAIN. i He k-ft blood stains in the aisles ' and on the car platform, and passen-' per s said he anDeared to be badlv hurt. It is believed two bullets fired by Short struck the robber. Condue- j uir uu, wnu ae nra me buuui- , ing. wxed a pistol, and accompanied J Rail. trted for the Tollman rnr , Before they could get the aisles clear i of passengers so they could use their weapons, the robber leaped from the train. Short is one of the wealthiest aatae owims -in' Jasper umntj, anJ vM e rates among the richest zinc and lead mines in that district. Six years ago he was a miner working for wages. He quit his job and began prospecting for himself. Six months later he had an income from bis own mines of more than a thousand dollars a week. TWO BlTLMar KKMOVRD, Two bullets were removed from Short's body today, one from below the left shonlder blade and another from the left knee. The robber's third bullet grazed the forehead, inflicting a slight wonnd. Unless complications arisri. Short win recover, according to pnyBicians. bnort said he fired seven 1 times at the bandit Only two bullets I were found imbedded in the Pullman 1 cases. 1 wouia gie i,uw to a wasn wo - man, but no man can steo uo to me an1 take $1,000," was the statement of Short to visitors at the hospital. HKKilKI IIT KM PLOY KS. Joplin, Mo, May 2. Five hundred miners assembled today at the mout-i of the Sitting Bull mine, owned by Jesse Short, wounded in the holdup near Kansas City, and gave three cheers when informed his injuries were not fatal. He was sent a tele gram commending his bravery. YOUTH ATTENDING BULL FIGHT SLAIN Valence, Prance, May 2. An infur iated bull today shook its head so vio lently in trying to rid itself of the steel-tipped darts with which bander illeros pierced its shoulaers and neck that one of the darts torn out of the flesh was hurled among the specta tors in the amphitheatre and pene trated the heart of a young man, who was instantly killed. A moment later the matador killed the bull. at Fifth avenue and Fifty-ninth street and a gieat meeting is to be held in Carnegte hall, at which prominent men and women workers for the cause will deliver more addresses. Delegations of women from neigh boring states, some with their own bands, began pouring Into the city to day to take part In the demonstration, and it is estimated 5,000 from out of town will march in the parade. So ciety women, actresses and opera singers will participate in tonight's pageant Madame Nordica will take the part of "Freedom." Forty-nine women, picked for their statuesque beauty, and 49 men. selected for their Adonls-llke proportions, will represent la couples the 43 states and Alaska. THREE YEARS LIMIT ON JAP LAIMOWNER Revised Alien Bill Passed Today by California Senate. BRYAN ON THE GROUND Secretary IS Still Hopeflll That Warning of Administration Will Be Heeded. i Washington. D. C, May 2. Secret tary Bryan telegraphed he will re main at Sacramento until the alien land legislation is concluded. Offi cials here infer the secretary Btill hopes to influence the legislation in accordance with the administration's views. Sacramento, Cal., May 2. An amendment to the Webb redraft of j the anti-alien land bill permitting in- j eligible aliens to lease agricultural property for a period not excaeding three years, was adopted by the sen- ate today by a non-partisan vote. The v. ; 1 1 .. , U . .. ... . I. -J .u ..... .. uitt was Liicu i usucu iu Lilt: I'iliivci. I it is tnougnt tne new copy win De I back from the -printer in time for a , final vote today. j I An indication of the form the demo-! j raH nnnsQiHrtn will toVa tt t ti n tob- ! sage of the Webb anti-alien bill was : given in the senate when the measure ; came up for final action. It was th j original plan of the progressive ma- in its assurance of a success- iui issue ui lurce lue uui iu a vuie, but at the request of the democrats a i postponement was granted, IEADERS Gf7r IM.EIMiK!S. In retUFn ,OT the admin- istration leaders received a pledge : held a perfunctory session of but a from the minority that it would abide ' few moments' duration, while the by the results as shown in the final , house, without quorum, devoted itself roll call, and not demand a recon- i to advancing bills on first and second ffeVyaJifiSi-T . -4raaaiBg, .--ai ty t jT The brief debate on the motion to I v oint resolution: nHfrinatine- vea- postpone disclosed the fact that the j democrats have hearkened to the ad- ; vice from Washington, as 'delivered j by Secretary of State Bryan, and will make a formal stand in support of the j nananof the appropriations committee, national administration. In order to ithe bu, appropriating ,5,000 for the in meet the issue squarely Senator Cur-j of thp wals of the t n in a resolution set forth the fact , Ban, district canal aboye Joliet was that President VvUson is opposed to j advanced t third reading. following: "He it resolved, That the state of California do hereby defer to the wishes of the president of the United Sitatfs nnri thin lep-iulatiif-A will nnt at this session nas3 the bills herein m,ntinnert It a generally believed that to the ' MtPnt of fuir.nortintr Cintin'K rRoiii. ! ltlon the democrats will defer to Sec- j retary Bryan. Beyond that, however their party platform m California calls j upon them to aid in the enactment of an anti-alien land law, and most, of them are expected to cast their votes for the Webb bill In Its present form if it succeeds in escaping amendment WORKS ISBEPWiDETTLY. Senator Camenitte, democrat, work ing independently of his colleagues, is preparing several amendments to" the Webb bill. No apprehension was aroused by the warning against the Webb bill telegraphed to Governor Johnson and Attorney General Webb that regard less of how the act was worded it probably would involve an appeal to the courts, as suggested by President Wilson. Secretary Bryan, who has been in his temporary office at the capitol building all day with the exception of the time spent on his inspection trip through a nearby Japanese colony, has declined to discuss the question raised by the president Forest Fire in Germany. Celle. Germany, May 1. A great forest fire has been raging in this dis - trict since Wednesday. It has devas - tated 10.000 acres and now menaces the village of Bebberlah and the rov- al forest Chinese Republic Recognized. Washington, D. C, May 2. The new Chinese republic ras formally recog- 1 nixed today by the United States. Mrs. Page President. Washington, D. C, May 2. Mn. Mary Page of Chicago was today elected president of the International Kindergarten union. INSURGENTS QUIT A MEXICAN TOWN NogaVes, Arts., May 2. Insurgent, forces evacuated Empalme today, af ter which the Mexican gunboat Guer rero began shelling the California gulf town preliminary to a land movement from Guaymas. where the federal gar- rison was strongly reinforced vester- day. At Empalme are many American railway men. LITTLE BUSINESS BY LEGISLATURE Springfield, 111.. May 2 Only brief sessions of both houses of t'ue legis- lature took place today. The senate . v - - . o . f- terday in the senate, the two houses stand adjourned until next Tuesday morning. At flip Kiie-pTKt ion of Chairman Shan- Bills introduced in the house this morning and referred to committees were as follows: By A. M. Foster Limiting employ ment of expressmen and baggagemen fcr six days a week- By A. M. Foster Changing officers and employes of the legislature and fixing their pay. Br Scanlan Fixing the rate forpub- ; location of tax assessments at 5 cents P1" name for individuals and corpora- itions, 5 cents ror eacn town 101, ana m cents lor each tract or tana. By Kilens Providing for municipal ownership of ice plants iu cities over 25.000 population. Speaker MeKinley this morning ap pointed, with the consent of the house, the following standing committees of the house: Farm drainage Morrisy. Banks and banking E. E. Miller. To visit penal and reformatory in stitutions Fargo. Following Browne's refusal to ac cept the chairmanship of the commit tee on farm drainage, Everett L. Werts of Oquawka has been made chairman of that committee. WILSON CLASHES WITH LAWMAKER Jersey City, N. J., May 2. At a con- ; 'rence between President Wilson and ! PartT leaders this afternoon there was j an open clastt between tne presioeni i anl Assemblyman McDermott of Hud son county. Aicjjermott look excep tion to the pesi dent's speech last night which McDermott characterized as a de nunciation of the legislature. It is re ported the president replied: "That's not denunciation. Those are facts." Acting Governor Felder stepped into the breach and aaid calming words. OPPOSE O'HARA METHODS Attorneys Barred From Hearing Seek to Appeal Before Senate.' Springfield, 111-, May 2.C F. Mor timer and A. M. Fitzgerald, the two Springfield attorneys who were refus ed permission to take a hand in the hearing of the senatorial white slave investigating committee Tuesday night, yesterday prepared a petition asking permission to appear before the senate to protest against methods pursued by the O'Hara committee. It was placed in the hands of Senator I Hay of Springfield, who has not de- j terined whether he will present It to the senate. Rockford, 111., May 2. Lieutenant Governor O'Hara and members of the SOUR senate welfare committee spoke to 800 men last night at the Second Con gregational church. Mr. O'Hara again declared low wages are a primary rea son for girls going wrong and con demned Chicago stores for not paying a living wage. WISCONSIN TOWN IS SWEPT BY FIRE ftodgevflle," WiaT, " ifey S.rirty buildings burned at Ridgeway, Wis., wast night. The loss is $100,000. The Mi'age population of 800 is practically W&hout a business bouse of any kind. Howell, Mich., May 2. Two lives aro thought to have been lost and property damage of $150,000 done early today when the Michigan Con densed Milk Pasteur plant was de stroyed by fire. The missing meu are: Harry Adams, 28, and Clarence Horn ung, 25. TRUST BUSTER CO. LANDED IN COURT Chicago, 111., May 2. A suit directed at the Independent Harvester com pany, a $10,000,000 corporation, with a plant at Piano, 111., was filed in the federal court here today. The bill of complaint was filed by a committee said to represent 27,000 fanners who held 6tock in the com pany. It charges directors of the com pany with misrepresentation in sell ing stock, and mismanagement of the affairs of the company, and requests that the defendants be restrained from selling more stock and from interfer ing with the plaintiffs' investigation of the books of the corporation. Stock of aggregate value of $6,000,000 is alleged to be held by farmers. It is said they were duped into paying $15 to $25 a share more than the stock was worth. One of the arguments used in sell ing shares was that the company was organized to "buck the trust off the map." 85 PER CENT CHILDREN IN HOME ARE ILLEGITIMATE Chicago, May 2. One thousand girls a year come to the local Salvation Army rescue and maternity home and of children born, 85 per cent are ille gitimate, according to testimony of Miss Anna Hanstin, superintendent of the home, before the legislative committee today. Pana Hotel Keeper Ends Life. Springfield, I1L, May 2. Henry En gellnecht, a hotel keeper of Pana, 111., was found dead in the "Zoo" park, north of this city yesterday. He had committed suicide by drinking poison. Domestic trouble, it is thought, was the cause, his wife having sued him for divorce. SCOREMENDEAD IN R!VERWRECK Natchez, Miss., May 2. A score of negro refugees and two white men were drowned today when the steam er Concordia, engaged in rescue work in the upper Louisiana flood district, struck a railroad bridge at Clayton, La., and sank. TEASE WHISKERS IN TARIFF TALKS Washington, D. C May 2. Whis kers figured conspicuously in an inter change of personalities between Rep resentatives Thomas of Kentucky and Mann of Illinois and others in the house today, while the tariff bill waa Ponding . ' --. . . Thomas, "amTi Convulsive laughter. referred to Mann as "the whiskered gentleman from Illinois," to Fordney of Michigan as the "hairless wonder from Michigan, and to Mirrdock of Kansas as the "gentleman from Kan sas who sports sunset locks around the house." Thomas advised Mann to get shaved and asserted the minority leader had consumed volumes of the congression al record with "mixed metaphors and insipid nothingness and so had cost the government possibly ten million dollars since he had been rattling around on that side, of the house." Mann ended the incident by saying that Thomas has "hair on the brain, bat none on the top of his head." "The gentleman from Kentucky," Mann added, "says I am bewhiskered. That is true, but at least I am not bewhiskied." JIM HILL WANTS CONGRESS TO QUIT St Paul, Minn., May 2. CongresB should adjourn and stay adjourned 10 years in order to better conditions in the United States, according to James J. Hill, principal speaker at a meeting held for the purpose of boosting St. Paul and the northwest last night. He attacked congressional legislation, which, he said, had prevented a more rapid influx of immigration. Ix-ws passed recently are responsible for a flood of immigration to Argentine re public, he said. r Wars to Be Abolished, Says a World Student St Louis, Mo., May 2. "Upon our action, our self restraint, our sense of justice, in dealing with such matters as Panama tolls, tne policy of com mercial equity known as the open door and treatment of our aliens with in our limits, our international credit depends." This was the statement of Professor Paul Peinsch of the Univers ity of Wisconsin, addressing the fourth American peace congress today. Ont of the difficulties which now attend the international peace move ment ultimately will be evolved a plan whereby war will be abolished, ac cording to the views of Professor William L Hull of Swarttunore college, who spoke before the peace congress today. His subject was, "The Hague Tribunal; its Present Meaning and Its Future Promise." "We have caught a vision beyond the permanent court of arbitration and the court of arbitral justice, or still a third Hague tribunal, which shall posses al the strength and none of the weaknesses of its predeces sors," said Mr. Hull. "This supreme MELLEN FREE GIVER TO THE T.R.1904P0T Railroad Chief is Ques tioned by Interstate Com merce Commission. ACTS SIMPLY AS AGENT Large Transfer of Stock Is Ex plained cn Request for Light by Authorities. : Boston, Mass., May 2. President Mellen, explaining an apparent profit made by him of $102,000 by the sale of New Haven railroad stock in 1904, told the interstate commerce com mission today that tbe money had been paid back to him to reimburse him for contributions to the repub lican campaign fund that year. Fifty thousand went to the republi can national campaign fond and other amounts to state campaigns in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Mellen advanced the money and the railroads reimbursed him, M lien's statement in part says: "Transactions by wtrhft 19,835 shares of New Haven stock were sold to me in March. 1904, and I gave notes to the New England Navigation com pany have, been questioned. TRKASI RY STOCK. "The stock was treasury stock and had to be listed on the stock exchange in order to be Bold to the public. In order to list it, it was Bold to me. I gave my notes to the company, which held the stock as collateral until sold. All these shares were sold at the best obtainable prices and the entire pro ceeds, with dividends, paid to the com pany's treasury. "The company reot'led approximate ly $102,000 more than the price at which the stock was sold to me. The transaction was bonaflde and made without any expectation that any ex cess over-eelltnj: price to me woulit "Between the time of the sale and tbo closing of the transaction I had personally disbursed out of. my own funds amounts exceeding in the ag gregate of $102,000. These expendi tures I had made, not for my personal advantage, but absolutely because I was president of the New Haven rail road. At that time corporate contri butions to campaign funds were cus tomary and not illegal." TURK CHIEF SETS UPAGOVERNMENT Athens, May 2. A letter received here from Corfu states that Essad Pasha, Turkish commander-in-chief during the prolonged oiego of Scutari by Montenegrins, has formed a gov ernment at Tirana, where ne has pro claimed the autonomy of Albania un der the suzerainty of Turkey and hoisted the Turkish instead of the Albanian flag. Essad Pasha has also written a letter stating that the Al banian government recognises the au thority of the orthodox church, and also recognises the northern frontier of Epirus in accordance with the de mands of the Greek government. Throws Self Before Train. Kewanee, 111., May 2. Jumping from his hiding place near the track August Wlndholm, aged 43, threw him self in front of a Burlington fast train here and was killed. He came here six weeks ago from Silver Hill, Ala. court of the United States of the world shall have all the permanence, all the power and prestige of predecent, and all the judicially representative har acter which have made the supreme court of the United States of America so illustrious; It shall possess a- broad and complete a jurisdiction within its domain of law as does its American prototype, and by the ad judication of all disputes between na tions it shall forever banish interna tional warfare from the realm of men; and it shall be, not an arbitral trib unal, like its two predecessors, the permanent court of arbitration and the court of arbitral justice, content with a compromise between two ex treme demands, but a truly judicial tribunal, striving towards and ever more approximating ideal justice. To attain this destiny its judges must cease to be representative of the na tions who are the sol tors before the court and must become truly repre sentative of the family of nations, by whom the court la created and for whose life, liberty and pursuit of hap piness it is destined to labor."