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THE MORNiyQ OREGOyiAN. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913.
Forma! Recognition by United
States Made Occasion of
OBLIGATIONS TO BE KEPT
President of United States Ventures
to Hope Republic Will Set For
get Yuan Keplles lie
PEKIX. China, Slay 2. The presenta
tion today by Edward T. Williams,
charge d'affaires of the American lega
tion, of the formal recognition by the
felted States of the Chinese republic
was made an occasion of much cere
mony. Troops lined the street between the
American legation and the Winter Pal
ace. Williams drove through in a
Presidential carriage, with an escort
f Chinese troops and accompanied by
the staff of the legation.
Mr. Williams made a brief speech
and. banded. President Wllsons mes
sage to Yuan Shi KaL President
yuan responded In a few picturesque
The American visitors then were en
tertained at luncheon. Many high Chi
nese officials were present.
Hlich Duty Discharged.
President Wilson's message waa as
"The Government and people of the
United States of America, having abun
dantly testified their sympathy with
the people of China upon their assump
tion of the attributes and powers 01
self-government, deem It opportune at
this time, when the National Assembly
has met. to discharge the high duty of
setting the seal of full accomplishment
neon the aspirations of the Chinese
people, that I extend, in the name of
my Government, and of my countrymen,
a greeting of welcome to the new China
thus entering Into the family of nations.
"In taking this step, I entertain the
confident hope and expectation that In
perfecting a republican form of govern
ment the Chinese nation will attain to
the highest degree of development and
well being and that under the new rule
all the established obligations of China
which pass to the provisional govern
ment will In turn pass to and be ob
served by the government established
by the Assembly."
laired States Takes as Model.
President yuan Shi Kal's response
was as follows:
"In the name of the Republic of China.
I thank you most heartily for the mess
age of recognition you have sent me
through your honored representative in
this capital, the sentiments of amity
and good will which It bespeaks. The
expression of greeting and welcome
which it conveys at once testifies to
the American spirit of mutual helpful
ness and adds another brilliant page
to the history of 70 years of uninter
rupted friendly intercourse between
China and the United States.
"Though unfamiliar with the repub
lican form of government, the Chinese
people are yet fully convinced of the
soundness of the principles which un
derlie It and which so luminously are
represented by your glorious common
wealth. The sole aim of the govern
ment which they have established
therefore Is and will be to present this
form of government and to perfect Its
workings, to the end that they may en
Joy Its unalloyed blessings, prosperity
and happiness within, through union
of law and liberty and peace and
friendship: without, through the faith
ful execution of ail established obliga
tions." Mexico also recognized tl Chinese
XtTAX'S WORDS EXCOURAGIXG
Department Sees Refutation of Ku-
WASHINGTON, May i. The new Chi
nese republic was formally recognized
today by the United States. Charge
Williams, at Pekin. cabled that he had
delivered the formal recognition, as he
was authorized to do upon complete
organisation of the new government.
This Government's action has cre
ated a most interesting International
situation and brings to the point the In
tention of the five other powers, par
ties to the six-power loan negotiation
from which the United, States recently
'withdrew, announcing Its purpose to
recognize China and urging tho others
to do the same.
Minister Chang, as soon as he learned
that this country formally had recog
nized the Chinese republic, called on
John Ba-sett Moore, acting Secretary
of State, to asssure him of China's ap
preciation. The Minister told Secre
tary Moore he was sure this, country's
act would go far in helping the new
government to assume and maintain
Its new position In the family of re
State Department officials are In
clined to regard the language con
tained in Yuan Shi Kai's message of
thanks to President Wilson's letter of
recognition as Indicating devotion to
republican principles. refuting the
charge that he has been contemplating
the establishment of a despotism.
Visits Exchanged In Shanghai.
SHANGHAI. China. May S. In honor
of the recoimitlon of the Chinese re
public by the United States. Consul
Goneral Amos P. Wilder and the Gov
ernor of the province of Kiangsu ex
changed official visits today.
APPEAL BEING CONSIDERED
Department looks Into Dismissal ol
Socialist Editor's Case.
WASHINGTON, May i. The Depart
ment of Justice Is considering an ap
peal to the Supreme Court from the
decision of United States District
Judge Pollock, of Kansas, sustaining
a demurrer to an Indictment charging
Fred D. Warren. C. I Phifer and the
late J. A. Wayland. owners and editors
-of a Socialist paper at Girard, Kan.,
with sending obscene matter through
A copy of the Judge's opinion, hold
ing that a published, story concerning
alleged conditions at the Federal pris
on at Leavenworth was not obscene,
was received at the Department of
Justice today. Assistant Attorney
General Harr began a study of the
DR. SUN MAKES APPEAL
Iowers Urged to Prevent Bankers
From Lending to China.
TiviirtV Vav 5 Dr Bun Tat Sen.
CX-provlslonal President of Chins, has
. Mvt an earnest anneal to the British
and other Kuropean governments and
peoples to prevent their bankers lend
lnx money to the Chinese government.
Dr. Sun asserts that the temper and
Indignation of the country have been
raised to white heat by the revelation
that the government was Implicated in
the murder of General Sung. ex-Minls-ter
of Education, and that the govern
ment, conscious of the enormity of Its
guilt and fearing consequent downfall,
will use the five-power loan, which he
alieges was unconstitutionally con
cluded in defiance of the protest of the
Pekin Assembly, in order to wage war
against the people.
If the present government Is kept
without money. Dr. Sun s message con
tlnn-a there is a nrostect of a compro
mise between It and the country, but
the provision of liberal funds would
be calculated to precipitate a terrible
and disastrous conflict.
If the neonle are forced Into a life
and death struggle for the preservation
of the republic they have sacrineea no
much to secure, the message concludes,
not only will terrible sufferings be en
tailed, but the masses of the people and
all foreign interests will be seriously
EX-CHIEF CLERK OF SANTA EE
ROAD IS HELD.
Officials Amnzed That ' $6t,000
Conld Be Taken From Auditing
Department, Handling No Cash.
t a ttt tra v., 9 wnllara St.
a V.. V I llll ..J. " J "
Tnhn fnnn .V ?nrmn eft lef clerk In the
auditor's department of the Santa Fe
Railroad, was arraigned today Deiore a
iii.tijia . ih T3an. nn a rhftrBre of em
bezzlement. The total amount of
money alleged to have been taken ap
proximates 180.000. Ranney's bail was
fixed at $25,000 and preliminary hear-
nM waa -a fnw ThliM1ftV. M SI V 8.
In a broken voice Ranney said he
could not get bail ana 11 it were pr-
i- h.r. tn cnmA from rela
tives of his wife. He was remanded to
Railroad officials were as reticent
today as they were yesterday regard
ing the peculations charged to the for
mer chief clerk, who was a prominent
sportsman, clubman and society man of
They were amazed that missing funds
could have been taken as charged by a
man employed In a department which
handled no funds, and was. as one of
ficial expressed it, the "airbrake of the
money wagon." The method employed
in getting the money was a system of
falBe vouchers which went through to
approval in the regular channels and
then were negotiated at banks.
Mrs. Ranney, at her home in Pasa
dena, said today that her husband had
never been extravagant. She believed.
B II 0 Mill) III. . 11 - . ii u u "uu
tricked by another man In his depart
BEARDS ARE DEBATED
TARIFF DISCUSSION TAKES ON
"I Mar Be Bewhlskered, but' I Am
Not Bewhiskled," Is Mann's
Retort to Kentnckian.
WASHINGTON, May 2. Whiskers
figured conspicuously In an Inter
change of personalities between Repre
sentatives Thomas of Kentucky, Mann
of Illinois and others In the House to
day, while the tariff bill was pending.
Mr. Thomas, criticising remarks by
some of the minority leaders,, amid
convulsive laughter, referred to Re
publican Leader Mann as the "whis
kered gentleman from Illinois," to Rep
resentative Fordney of Michigan as
the "hairless wonder from Michigan,"
and to Representative Murdock of
Kansas as "the gentleman from Kansas
who sports the sunset locks around
Mr. Thomas advised Mr. Mann to get
shaved and asserted that the minority
leader consumed volumes of the Con
gressional Record with his Mmlxed
metaphors and Insipid nothingness,
and so bad cost the Government pos
sibly 1 10.000,000 since he has been rat
tling around on that side of the House."
Mr. Mann ended the incident by say
ing that Mr. Thomaa has "hair on the
brain, but none on the top of his head."
"The gentleman from Kentucky,"
Mr. Mann added, "says I am bewhls
kered. This Is true, but at least I am
NEGRO LOSES COURT FIGHT
Restaurant Man Has Right to Re
fuse to Serve Colored Folk.
SEATTLE. Wash.. May 2. Horace R.
Cayton. editor of a negro newspaper,
today lost his suit for $.15,000 damages
against a restaurant proprietor who
asked him not to patronize his place.
Superior Judge Ronald upheld the con
tention of the defense that Cayton was
not deprived of his civil rights.
According to the evidence Cayton,
after his first appearance in the res
taurant, was asked not to come again;
he did come again, was served, not
charged for the meal and again re
quested not to eat there. When the
case came up first on January 13, 1913,
Cayton was not permitted to testify,
on the ground that he bad served a
term in the Kansas state penitentiary
for perjury committed in Graham
County, Kansas. J
Cayton married a daughter of ex
United States Senator Revels, of Mis
sissippi, and is prominent In the negro
BULL KILLS SPECTATOR
Dart Shaken Out by Infuriated Ani
mal Pierce Man's Heart.
VALENCE. Department of the Drome,
France, May 2. An Infuriated fighting
bull in the bull ring here today shook
his head so violently In trying to rid
Itself of the steel-tipped darts with
which the banderillos bad pierced its
shoulders and neck that one of the
darts was torn out of . the flesh and
hurled among the spectators in the
It penetrated the heart of a young
man. who was- instantly killed. A mo
ment later the matador killed the bull.
Polk County to Be Exploited.
DALLAS, Or.. May 2. (Special.)
Under the direction and supervision of
the Dal'.as Commercial Club the Polk
County Observer will begin work with
in the next two days upon a "progress"
edition, to be devoted entirely to de
velopment matters touching each city,
and every other part of the county.
Copies will be mailed by the club to
all parts of the United States. Photo
graphs are now being taken In vari
ous parts of the county, for use In the
(Evening Telegram, May 2)-
Spokane Mayor Re
pudiates Itand Points
Out Bad Spots.
MANY PROVISIONS ARE
OBNOXIOUS, HE DECLARES
Balance of Power Necessary
for Commission Govern
ment Found Missing.
SPOKANE. Wash, May 2. Mayor W.
J. Hindley. who has returned from
Portland, In a statement given out here.
declares the proposed new charter tor
Portland "has many weak spots."
"While In Portland." said Mayor
Hindley, "I had to confine myself to
dlscusslnar the general merits of the
commission government, without refer
ence to the proposed Portland cnarter.
which has manv weak spots and would
not make a very strong basis for argu
ment In all my talks for the organiza
tion whih is boosting the new Port
land charter. I therefore avoided refer
ence to the plan of commission govern
ment 'Portland contemplates, and mere
ly advocated commission government
as a general proposition. If pinned
down, I would have had to disapprove
of many provisions of the commission
government proposed tor rorna.no.
Th Mtctlon of the Portland charter
which provides for separate election of
the Mayor, giving him more salary.
nd authorltv to assign the commis
sioners to departments and hift them
at will. Is particularly Daa, as n io
stroys the balance of power necessary
to make the commission form of gov
ernment a success.
"While the friends of the commission
fnpm nf government are well organized.
the vote of Saturday is bound to bs
i;cii r.- Ralrpr nlso reverted
by which he had previously proved
that Mr. Lombard was a resident of ban jrancisco. ui
agreement between the San Francisco and the Portland agents
for the Lozier cars, over the commission on the car which Mr.
r.w,l .flivia in exchange for the car he bought in Port
land, brought forth the following letter,
the Assistant Mayor in all of the papers
Lozier Motor Co.. Detroit, Mich.
n TD.e rn. Inflow nf Ffinmiirv 28 with
lienuemeu ncuiiuig j
reference to the sale of a car to Mr.
ttt- j- nnsct nn fhp.
n o uu uub ucoiio w i " - -
Francisco Manager takes regarding this sale, but we do Know
that Mr. Gay Lombard claims Portland as his home, and on the
4th inst. our Mr. Smith called Mr. Lombard's office on the
telephone and asked to speak to Mr. Lombard. He was told
that Mr. Lombard was out of the city, but would return
i ii m : . maAa as trt whfither he had moved
away he was told that he had been
and when questioned turtner as 10 wiiemer iu.i.
given up Portland as his nome ne was
PHYSICIAN IS FREE
Court Action Virtually Puts
End to Slingsby Case.
LARGE ESTATE INVOLVED
San Francisco Judge Rules Birth
Certificate Is Sot Instrument
Capable of Being "Falsi
fied" Tnder Law-
civ TTTJA-vcrrsco. May 2. With the
order of Superior Judge Dunne ua-tainlng-
the demurrer of Dr. W. W.
Ftaeer, of Weavervllle, the Slingsby
baby substitution case virtually came
to an end today. Dr. Fraser was
charged with having signed a birth
certificate declaring a nm?
by Lieutenant Raymond Slingsby and
i.;. rtnmth-v Morgan Cutler
Slingsby. to be their legitimate off
spring, wltn ksowinsc
that a foundling had been substituted
as the family heir. The District At
torney may appeal.
Counsel ror ur. irjr nreucu ".
while the birth certificate signed by
the defendant might be false in some
respects, the document was not an
Instrument within the meaning of the
code and that therefore It could not be
false in any particular. Judge Dunne
held the time views. '
The ofrice ot tne uisinci Aiuirucj
contended In the Slingsby case that the
wt.a t.t.tfH T.iAiitnnnt Sllncrsbv and
cuua " " -
his wife claimed parentage waa in re
ality the child of another and was
provided to lane mo pmt-
r... w. .tni-hnm infant A valuable
siiiikbw " " ; ,
estate left by Sllngsby's father, who
had been a clergyman in r-ngianu, wu
involved. The Ellngsbys are In Paris,
according to the last Information re
COURTESY SHOWN JAPS
Agricultural Instructor Offered Use
of Department's Information.
WASHINGTON. May t. Seeking ag
t u..r.i inrnpmt(iin for JtDan. R.
Shojl, professor ot agriculture In the
Imperial university ai j.vb.iv, mu
rn Secretary Houston today with a let
. intpoHnftlnn from Viscount Chin.
j V. Ta-taviaaa imhaifllldor.
Prufersor Bnojl is planning wur oi
the country, studying special orop and
plani breeding, particularly tobacoo
The accompanying Spokane dispatch, printed in last night 'a Telegram,
presents some of the reasons why Gay Lombard is opposed to that vicious
piece of political trickery that is before the voters today under the guise
of a commission government charter. "If pinned down," says Mayor Hind
ley, of Spokane, "I would have had to disapprove of many provisions of
the commission government proposed for Portland." Of one section of the
charter Mayor Hindley says: "It is particularly bad, as it destroys the
balance of power necessary to make the commission form of government a
success." The reason that Mr. Lombard is opposing this charter is be
cause it was framed up by A. G. Rushlight and his political family, who,
by their -woeful mismanagement of the city, had shown themselves incom
In an explanation, which utterly failed to explain, why he had deliber
ately lied about Mr. Lombard, Assistant Mayor George L. Baker floundered
through many columns of advertising space in the newspapers yesterday.
He even printed a letter from a San Francisco bell boy in the apparent be
lief that it proved that Mr. Lombard was a resident of San Francisco.
The incident of Mr. Lombard's athletic club card and the second-hand auto
BSSZSJaSiSSS- 'iUlT iflnYrfninJy ii
B, San Francisco, Cal.t- May 2, 1913.
Board of "Trade.' Bulldlng-
; Portland 0re
Morning Oregonian April thirtieth publishes "statement of George -U Balrer
relative to your member ship in the Olympic Club which" convicts Balrer or
absolute ignorance of the Club rules. There are resident and nonresident
laember ships. No resident of San Francisco is eligible ;to nonresident
membership. You are and always have been a nonresident member. Most
records of Club were destroyed "in fire of April nineteen hundred and six,
but index record of March nineteen six saved And shows you then resident
.of. Portland, and mail address Pacific Grain Company, Portland. Your
Nonresident membership began long prior to March nineteen six and has
continued uninterruptedly ever since. Earnestly hope such misrepr.esenta-
l' . a. ... at. a. . a. a. A At. ' l V A f f All
tions will react against the people
will be -triumphantly -elected mayor,'
to the automobile trade
(to his own satisfaction)
which was printed by
- , A. J.-H..
of the city yesieraaj .
Portland, March 8, 1912.
Gay Lombard in San
. , c
nosition that the can
away since October, last,
ioiu iu. u
cuHlvatlon, cotton standardization and
seed and Plant introduction
He was told that the departments
facilities would be at his command and
obtained a note of Introduction to the
department's various experts, who were
Instructed to explain i '"" -
DESERTER AIDS MOTHER
Runaway From Navy Caught Giving
Dying Parent SEediclne.
vtwke jpOLIS. May 2. Thomas
n..n whn deserted from the Navy be
cause he believed his mother was dying
and needed him. wa8 arrested at her
bedside today. Brown was giving his
mother her medicine wnen mo -Ives
"Are you Thomas BrownT he was
"Yes," answered Brown.
"You are wanted for desertion from
the United States Navy."
Mrs. Brown tell back on her pillow,
sobbing and begging her son not to
leave ber. While the detectives waited,
:. j ith neighbors to
tne son rius " JT. i j-
watch the sick woman until friends
could go to her assistance.
OIL CASE T0BE TESTED
Validity of Taft's Land Withdrawal
to Be Argued.
WASHINGTON. May 2. Assistant
Attorney-General Ernest Knabe 1 will
leave Washington tomorrow for Chey
enne, Wyo., to argue on May f"
of far-reaching importance testing the
validity of the sweeping oil land with
drawal of President Taft in 1909.
On the results of the Cheyenne suit
and a eimllar case filed at Los Ange
les will depend the Governments
claim to thousands of acres ot oil
lands in many Western states, valued
at millions of dollars.
TARIFF IS NOT ALTERED
(Continued From yirat Pag.
put the sweetened varieties of choco
late and cocoa on the list of the higher
basis of confectionery.
The split in the Republican minority
of the ways and means committee on
the Question of offering a substitute
for the cotton schedule was evidenced
In the consideration of tho cotton tar
iff. Representatives Moore, of Penn
sylvania, and Fordney, of Michigan,
insisted that minority substitutes were
a waste of time, but Representative
Gardner, of Massachusettes, offered a
substitute for three paragraphs of the
cotton schedule, a compromise between
the Underwood and the Payne tariffs.
This was voted down along with all
other amendments from the Republi
CORROBORATING THE FACTS
. cess fUVfTHoAOSM.
tnf Itrotrn- nt fliia niHr Inst
LL . uvuiUALkx inu iVA J V -
to that time was a Councilman and in view of the fact that
he has holdings all over the city and still maintains his home
here it is not reasonable to expect that he is not a resident of
Portland. "We have further heard that Mr. Lombard will re
turn shortly with his car.
It is through the Portland agency that Mr. Lombard bought
this car for the reason that during the past season we had a
man working on him and while the San Francisco agent may
be innocent of Mr. Lombard's home we feel that we are entitled
to our 6hare of the commission.
Would be pleased to hear further from you on the subject.
Yours very truly,
BECKER AUTOMOBILE CO.
' A lie "well stuck to" is never better than the truth, and
having thus demonstrated the truth of the axiom, Assistant
Mayor Baker should now proceed to tell us :
How mismanagement in Mayor Rushlight's Water Depart
ment cost the city $250,000 last year. (See bureau of research
ttw mismanagement in Mavor Rushlight's Police Depart
Governor West to invade Portland
IOWA COTJXTY ASKS $15,000,000
FROM RAILROAD .
Lawyers Said to Have Been Engaged
on Basis of 40 Per Cent of Ail
tips KfrYTVWR To . Mav 2. Suit for
approximately $16,000,000 In back taxes
win be brought against tne itocn
Island Railroad Company by the Su-
; Aa nAii- r-i,ntv In whlfll T)pJI
Moines Is situated, if the company re
fuses to pay this amount, according to
an announcement today. The Super
visors in a resolution authorized formal
demand for the sum, and legal proceed
ings, ll necessary.
In the resolution it is asserted the
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1160,000,000 in moneys, credits and cor
poration shares ana stocKS aunng tne
last five years. Rock Island officials
1 jtanlari ttlflt IhPrO hall
nm D lvl.a,..v V -1. .
been any concealment of assets from
county tax assessors.
A firm of Council Biuns attorneys
... uhImiI hv ih Ttnard of Eurier-
visors to bring the action. Under the
terms of the contract tne attorneys are
to have 40 per cent of the total amount
of back taxes collected. By the terms
of the Iowa statute under which the
V. S. Fat Office
petent (or worse) to follow even the simplest rules of business in conduct
ing the city's affairs. . " . ,
Mr. Rushlight and his friends bad to guide them the experience ana
the charters of more than 300 cities which had tried commission government
devoid of tricks, jokers and "weak spots." Had Mr. Rushlight and his sat
elites desired to play fair with the people, they would have presented a
charter devoid of the tricky provisions which are rightly condemned bj
Mayor Hindley, of Spokane. '. . . , 4 . ,, ,
The charter under which we are working is inadequate to the neeas
of the city, but it is a paragon of perfection compared with the cun
ningly constructed scheme for political plundering that is now being fought
by Mr. Lombard and other true friends of commission government.
mobile trade was given undue prominence by Assistant Mayor Baker, ap-
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parently in lieu ot something mat ine taxpayers womu icuj
For that reason it became necessary to prove that the Assistant Mayor
had lied about the matter, although it was trivial in the extreme. It now
transpires that the bell boy also lied, for the following unsolicited telegram
was received by Mr. Lombard yesterday:
wno countenance i.wu
crAment in Mav
vpar and no
Board resulted in the city paying 40 per cent more for supplies
at wholesale than smaller consumers paid at retail. (See Com
missioner Hodson's statement.)
How mismanagement (or something worse) of Mayor Rush
light has caused low bids on fire apparatus to be rejected and
higher ones accepted. , .
How taxes have increased from 6 mills to 7.7 mills with
absolutely nothing to show for such increase except the dis
closure of the bureau of research.
How seven men who have thus mismanaged the affairs of
the city have, with the aid of an attorney for the paving trust,
cooked up an alleged commission charter for the purpose of
perpetuating themselves in power.
In giving so much space to Mr. Baker's stupid lie, Mr.
Lombard is actuated only by the belief that in offering un
disputable and plain facts to prove that he is being lied about
in small matters, he is entitled to the same consideration re
garding more pretentious lies, which may be sprung too late
XUi. , -
, - KMADa. in Tiror.eed. Den-
upervisurs jAwyva -
allies provided for failure to report all
,i r.rn.rii would bring the ag
gregate amount, in case it was "cov
ered in the courts, up to about $20,000,
000, according to the local attorney for
p. W. Sargeant. general counsel ror
the road In Iowa, said tonight he did
not believe the company had concealed
$160,000,000 worth of assets at any
time, as the Supervisors charge. He
said the company had always paid all
of its taxes promptly.
"KID WARNER" PAYS FINE
Associate of Maybray Gets Off With
Federal Penalty of $500.
' COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, May 2.
Isadore J. Warner, under indictment
with J. C. Maybray and 87 others, for
swindling by means of fake horse
races, wrestling matches and other
sorts of sports, 'voluntarily appeared
before Judge McPherson In the United
States District Court today and plead
ed guilty. He was fined $500 and the
dne was paid.
Warner was credited with the aliases
of "Dr. James." "Kid Warner" and
"135" in the Indictment against him.
It was alleged he operated in Colorado
and he is believed to have come here
from Denver. He was with Maybray
at Little Rock. Ark., when the gang
was broken up, but escaped arrest t
Pure and of
aRer s wearaast uicoa
a Delicious and Wholesome Drink
Made by a perfect mechanical process, without the use of
chemicals, thus preserving the delicate natural flavor, aroma
and color characteristic of high-grade cocoa beans.
Be sure that you get the genuine
with the trade-mark on the package.
WALTER BAKER & CO. Limited
a m.-smnnncrpment in Mavor Kusniignt s executive
POLICE FAIL TO FIND WOUNDED
MAJT ALONG RIVER, .
Wealthy Missouri an, Shot in Duel
With Highwayman In Pullman,
Is Expect to Recover.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 8. The pa
lice beat through the underbrush along
the Missouri River, three miles east
of the business district tonight, search
ing for the man who robbed a Kansas
-"i,w Cniithorn t-rnln lftjit nlfirht. shot
and seriously wounded Jesse M. Short.
a mine owner of Joplin, Mo., and wno
is believed to have been wounded him
self in a pistol duel with Short. '
A thorough search of the river low
lands near the Kansas City Southern
tracks began today when J. N. James,
a switchman, found bloody footprints
that led toward the lowlands. Later
an empty pocketbook, the property of
Short, which had contained $1000 when
taken by the robber, was found.
Mr. Short has been resting well
since the bullets were removed from
his shoulder and left leg and reports
from the hospital Indicated his chances
for recovery were good.
M. L. Paulson, of Ashtabula, O., picked up
his arm. cut off by a railroad train and
rarrt-d It B mil- to Burgeon.