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THE REPUBLIC: THUBSDAT. SEPTEMBER 13. 1900.
CORBETT GAVE KID
THE "DOUBLE GROSS."
Jim 'Agreed to "Lie Down," Mi-Coy
JDid Xot Train, Then Corbett
Reconsidered 11 and Won.
TAMO PLAYED THE SUCKER?
Sew York Writers Should Have
Discovered the Fake in Ad
vance McCoy Never Made
a Muff at Training.
As far as can lie judged at this distance
and time. Corbel t and McCoy did not fake
In their lato light. That U. it was not a de
liberate lay-down. It was a case of "double
cross," Corbett being the cruclfler. McCoy
Corbelt first agreed to lose. McCoy, as
sured that Corbett would not try, did not
train. This Is -what Corbett wanted. He
lound out that hi antagonist was not in
any condition and then double-crossed"
It Is an old, old trick, ployed time and
figalru Only a "uruxrt fellow" l'ke McCoy
could be caught with such a stale fake.
They Bay tho "Kid" is straight and honest.
How a man with a straight and honest
mind could deliberately choose to assume
the name of a notorious safe blower as a
"nom do battalia" Is somohtlng that can
not be easily explained. Norman Selby
must have regarded the famous safe blow
er who did star leads in "Tho Burglar" as
u. great hero. Else he would not have taken
the name of "Kid McCoy" to himself. That
assumption alone Is enough to convict him
of any crime.
McCoy Is smart, but he naturally would
rather make a dollar by "smart" means
than $10 by open and honest means. Hence,
the "lay-down" scheme struck him as good.
Narrow-mlneded. short bred, cunning, but
not clever, he figured that he would "lay
down" in such a case. Why not then, Cor
bett? The "Mexican" goes with McCoy.
Really smart he is not. Low and cunning
he Is. A good talk, a drink, a slap on the
tack, a reason that appeals to his sharp
yet circumscribed Intelligence, always could
He goes along to Saratoga, takes In the
race with the soubrettes and other"ettes. "
keep-- late hours, enjoys wlno suppers and
explains it all on the basis of "new meth
ods, me boy. Weak constitution for
bids me to hustle and rustle like
Jeffries. Sharkey and them rough guys. If
I want to get right I have got to stay up
late, eat a rarebit, drink a couple of pints
of wine, enjoy melf and see the girls
home. Then the doctor says 1 mut not
work hard. Just take a horseback ride and
a walk. That Is all. Fit? 111 be fit as a
trivet. Old methods played out, my son.
We llvo in a fast age. and times change."
Here comes the most remarkable thlmt
about it. The swell New York sporting
writers, who always have their names at
the top of their btories. do not know any bet
ter than to "fall" for all this talk. Messrs.
-Left Whop." "Right Smash." "1J, Buster"
and all of the great fight reporters of tho
great New York Journals go usit McCoy,
ee. or should see, him train this way,
and either do not know enough to know it
Is wrong or know too much, to let the pub
lic know of it. ......, ..,
The chances ere 10 to 1 that they did
not know. They are a "knowledgable"
lot. the New Vorlc sporting scribes. They
laave a fine Idea or how a man should
train, and they know a lot about Judging
condition fram nnrearances! They are at
Saratoga, telling how hard McCoy is work
lag and how well his new system suits him.
and what fine condition he Is in. and all
the time he has three females on als
staff, a bottla ot wine under his arm and
a rarebit doing in-.tU.Wtc&fiiw Poor. old,
plain Harry weldon. 'who always beat
them on their own stories. In their own
town, would not have missed this good
But that Is a side step. McCoy, careless
In his sturdy belief In an appealing cheat,
let things go. He woke up Just at the hour
when the dram beat for battle. What?
They were betting 2 and 3 to 1 on Corbett?
look at the "wise" money go down on
Jim! What wa3 the m-itter?
He ran hither and thither, followed by his
brilliant brother. Homer. What was
wrong? Was not Jim going to lay down
per agreement? No! Then the thin, cruel
lips and green, glinting eyes of Norman
Selby, apotheoslst of safe-blowers, wor.
shlper of crooks, opened in wide dismay.
,What could ho do? Nothing! '
Corbe.tt came In full of fight and glowing
with stolen condition. Could he run? No.
There was still money in it. There was a
loser's end. It was a big house. If he
flunked that. too. would be lost blm. so
be covered his sharp, lean visage with
his long arms and went down for the loser's
end. A clean case of "double cross," but
he saved his face.
Next day "Left Whop" and "Right
Smash" and "B. Buster" told tho world,
under their signatures, what a great fight
It was; what condition Mr. Corbett was
In and what a tcrrlblo thrashing McCoy
took. McCoy taking a thrashing that would
beat seven men? McCoy, whom half the
world whipped with a punch? Wouldn't
that cork jou?
From Philadelphia, from Chicago and
other towns came tales of fake. Sporting
writers outside of New York know a
"barney" v.-hen they see It. By and by the
New York writers had to recognize it.
Then they began to learn what they should
have known when they saw McCoy train
at Saratoga that it was a fake.
There has been a lot of French style
about Corbett and McCoy. They got it
drinking absinthe. So when It came to a
show-down the New York light writers went
to the women who had borne marital re
lations to tho fighters, to learn what they
should have seen themselves. It wai a
case of "cherchez la femm." Mmes. Cor
bett and McCoy told all they knew. It
was not much. It was nothing. If I had to
prove a fight a fake by such means It
would forever go down as a square right.
Mmes. Corbett and McCoy, superseded for
mer Mmes. Corbett and McCoy. In turn
they had been superceded by other women.
Hath hell a fury like a woman superseded
in the thoral regard or a bum, faking pu
gilist? Before they became Mmes. Corbett
and McCoy, these young women bore the
reputation of being abli to take care or
themselves in any company or society. Jim
and Kid are certainly catching it. To all
appearances. Mmes. Corbett and McCoy are
not the kind of landladies any able-bodied
man would want to owe room rent to with
out the Immediate means to "settle."
They are a sweet-scented let, these pu
gilistsJeffries, v.ltb a blood disease: ntz
slmmins. living with his brother-in-law.
who Is married to Ills divorced wife, whom
Fitz charged with statutory offenses with
her present husband when he nought his
divorce. FUzslmmous's present wife Is the
woman whom the former Mrs. Fitzsim
mons, now Mrs. Julian, named as core
spondent In her counterult against the
dingo farrier. Daily Fitziimmons's son by
the present Mrs. Julian, and his son by
Miss Julian, now Mrs. FltZFlmmons, cat at
the same table. A biography of Corbett
would read like a tale from the "Cata
combs of Paris." McCoy Is a sort of pu
gilistic Fagin. a sparring grave robber.
Sharkey Is the Black Bart of the ring.
Ruhlln 1 not an Indecent fellow. Neither Is
Peter Maher. What n pity the entire pu
gilistic contingent from Jeffries to Terry
McGovern. Tom O'Rourke included, was
not located at Galveston on Saturday night!
Corbett managed bis affair cleverly. Es
pecially did he get the money handled right
when he had Harry Hinds, the Cheyenne
gambler, to do it for him. Hind? has
gambling houses In almost every town be
tween the Platte and the Sierras, the Rio
To those living
in malarial districts Tutt's Pilb
are indispensible, they keep the
system in perfect order and are
an absolute cure
for sick headache, indigestion,
malaria, torpid liver, constipa
tion and all bilious diseases.
Grande- and Manitoba. ., Much -more money
Is bet on prize fights In the mining camps
and smaller cities of the Rockies than Is bet
in tho- big towns of the- East. -The rough
hewn eons of the Occident, living apart
from civilization and chance to spend
money, have It about them. Men of great
physical power themselves they worship the
pugilist. It was these men that llarrv
Hindi caught. He Is one of them himself
and knows how to get them. The fact that
Harry Hinds, who was the right man In
the right place, was implicated in the story
told by Mrs. Corbett l about the only con
vincing bit of evidence that the wall of
the women produced. To those who knew
Hindu the implication Is convincing.
Corbett agreed to fake, double-crossed
McCoy and won. He cannot ! held much
to blame. It was a shrewd, and udmlrahle
If disreputable, trick. Many otlitrs lne
played It. and were applauded for thi ir
MeCoy plajed the sucker. Ho was u
eliered In a game or wit.-, ln-.iten in the
light, and robbtd of his muti. He. th
"smart man." who eould nm yre the m of
employing a manager. He was mirl
enough to take care of himself. There was
the i-pectator. the rube New Yorker, the
biggest sucker In all the world. He paid
his money and got his seat. He thought he
pot a fight and the value of his money. He
Is not to be pitied.
But there were Mes.-rs. "Left Whop."
"Right Crack" and "Inii1e Cro-w " Thev
are the gulls and suckers whu saw It. yet
did not know It. Th arv "it."
ST. I.OLIS I'MVKIIMTt VTIII.KTI.
Ceimponltr ltod - of (iruduate and
Student to Control School Sports.
Graduates and undergraduates uf St.
Louis University held a meeting for the pur
pose of organizing a permanent athletic as
sociation to absorb the Alumni Association,
which has controlled athletics at the uni
versity for the last two years". A new aso
elation was formed of the alumni who still
take an active Interest In th affair of the
school nnd the undergraduate students. In
this torm the association hopes to stir up
more enthusiasm umong the tudents. who
formerly thought that they were not con
sulted 33 often In regard to the athletic
teams as they should be.
When tba meeting was called to order
there were enough enthusiasts In' the hall
to give promise of a verv successful life
to the organization. A ballot for officers
was taken before the meeting and each
student and alumnus who voted thereby
pledged himself to give V for nthletlcs. The
number of ballots cast was close to fifty,
making the amount of money that the
treasurer will receive at the start $230. Just
after the temporary ihalrman sounded his
cave! the Reverend Father Rogers ild
that the faculty had decided to give the
athletic association JM0, to get it well start
ed. This did more to encourage the boys
than anything else that has ever been done
at the Jesuit institution.
The result of the balloting for officers was
then announced, and was very satisfactory
to every one. Frank X. Green was cho?en
president, Paul Guignon first vice- president,
Frank Schrlener second vice president,
George Desloge third vice president, F.
B. Runder treasurer, W. A. Denvlr record
ing secretary and Henry Norman financial
It developed In the evening that William
F. Moran, the champion l.ixX) yards man,
who halls from Worcester, tho home ot
Martin Delaney, will not attend St. Louis
University this year, as he had promised,
but. Instead, will go to Notre Dame. It ap
pears very strange that a man who has
made up his mind to attend one school
t-hould change It so late in the season and
switch oft to another ono that Is not far
from the one he promised to go to. There
would be nothing strange about it If Moran
did not live- so far from both cf the schools;
also, if Moran was anything but a pure
amateur. The fact that J. Tred Bowers, the
all-round champion of ISM), makes his home
In Worcester and Is a Notre Dame student
account for Moran's action. In a way. but
It has been hinted that Bowers himself has
been accused of doing exactly what Moran
Peculiarities seem to run In bunches with
Worcester athletes, as Charles O'Conner,
who lives there and who attended the St.
Louis University last year, will not return
this fall, but will go to some other Insti
tution, where athletes are- not quite as nu
merous as they are at the school where
he commenced his college course.
The football candidates were at the meet
ing and seemed to be confident of holding
their own on the gridiron this fall, al
though they are not hacked up by the
alumni, who seem to think that the team
will not bo as strong as usual. However,
It will be stronger than last year, as nearly
all the members of the 'SO team are back
and. with the aid of that greatest of teach
ers, experience, will show considerable im
provement. Martin Delaney will arrive
Saturday morning and the bojs will go to
work at once.
It was decided finally last night that a,
team will be prepared for the athletic
events at the Kxposltlon. This means a
very hard task for Delaney, as few of the
boys are In condition. The only man who
Is in shape for a meet is St. Clair Shaw
who does more or less training all tho
year round, but he does not like the idea
or competing on the tanbark in tho Coli
seum, claiming that a good man Is liable
to bo dcreated by the veriest dub who hap
pens to take a Taney to the slow going.
This will keep some or the football candi
dates off the field for a time, but will not
affect their playing In the least, as they
will be getting into condition all the time,
and that is about all that early work on
the gridiron consists of.
The football men have very few ad
ditions to their ranks outside of those
who tried for the team and failed la-t
ear. The old Christian Brothers's player,
McManus, will plav at St. Louis u.. and
he Is about the only new man that gies
promise of anything. Among the other
candidates are Charles Bwlng. Frank
White, Felix Guignon. Pierce Butler, St.
Clair Shaw, Henry Mnrman, Jim Mc
Dowell. Joe Burke, Martin Donohue. Mc
Laln, O'Flynn. Dan Lyons and George Des
loge. The latter Is in a kettle of hot
water, as It were, over tho relay race at
the Ex. He was asked to try for the
team that Is to represent the St. Louis
Athletic Association, and did so. He i u
member of the team, but the university
boys are after blm red hot, claiming that
he threw his school down, which he did not
do, by any means, as the school had made
no preparations for the race, Desioge says
that he does not think he could make the
team there If It had. This appears to be
false modesty, as he Is running fast
enough to be a member of any team that
will compete In the relay contest.
FleminG? (iori to South Africa.
Jim Fleming, the best l-alf mile and mile run
ner In Ft. Louis, has ben training: hard for
two weeks with the Intention of taking etery
thlru: In elKht when he cot ready tn start. Yes
terday he suddenly manned his mlrd In regard
to thi honoi to lw derived from athletics anl
ueelilsl that he had not sren enough of the
world, to lie packed hU clothes ulthuut further
consideration and statted for youth Africa. This
neiva will b- a very pleasant surprise to the
thT distance runrrs In rit. Lul and th
vlelnttr. as they will now hate a better chance.
by far. of securing the rlrt-tilae medels.
COLONEL WETMORE HERE.
Emphatically Denies the Tohan'o
Colonel Moses C. Wetmore returned last
night from his summer resort in Wisconsin.
He Is at the Planters Hotel and will re
main there for a few days and then
return to Wisconsin. His health Is much
Improved. The European tour he contem
plated before departing last month has not
been given up entirely, althnush there 1 a
possibility that he will not leave the United
When asked if the Wetmore TnLacco
Company had been sold to the Continental
company. Colonel Wetmore denied It po.-l-tively.
He declared that there was not an
lota of truth In the rumor.
"The fact of the matter Is" satdColonil
Wetmore. "I own more stock now llian
when I went away. Here Is a statement
which Is being sent out."
The statement Is as follows:
Humors are len: iiersistently circulated.
thmuRh newspapers and other ourrw. to tin
eflct that this company has sold out to a sv
called trust. V'hlI- th business of th ts'irs
resiKinsihl- for these rumors may have Hliin
off to an extent hlfh causes thni to l:oc
that they ma j dot thmdes to a pew In
dustry, they should 1 Informal that there Is no
champion belt olTeted to liars thl ar. This
company has not seld out. and does not contem
plate sdlinK out. Hlher row- rr law. u Is &b
KOlutely Independent of any ottwr organization
trust, consolidation or corporation. It has evety
reason to l satlslled Tilth the results It nai
obtained thus far and take this ocension to
thank the trade and public for the faor with
which its products have leen recehed. Verr
M. IVKTMOlin TOHACCO COMPANY.
Vim. F. Donovan. Vice President anl General
Colonel Wetmore was very Indignant at
the reports which have been published
charging him with selling out to the trust.
He said they were made to Injure the busi
ness. 142 Boarding Places
Advertised in to-daj's Republic.
masoTcTty wins out.
Sons of Veterans Decide to Locate
Their University There.
Syracuse. N. V.. Sept. 12. The second"
day's session of the Sons of Veterans' nine
teenth annual national encampment opened
here this morning with about 250 delegates
Tho university location matter was taken
up. The committee in charge reported in
favor of Mason City, and this report was
Bdop.ted by.-a vote, Ol H2 to 10, """- -""
KID M'COY ENTERS
A GENERAL DENIAL,
Says Charges That He Faked Are
Made by Two Hysterical
ACCEPTS ARREST ON WARRANT.
Fiinii.-lii's Kail Immediately Says
That lie Has No Fortune and
Korrowed Money to Pay
P.KPfllLIf SPKCt I
New York. Sipt. It AiTOinpniileii by
bondsmen and eotiasel. Noiman Selby,
otherwise known as "Kid" McCoy, went to
the Sheriffs office this morning and ac
cepted arrest on the warrant sworn out by
his wife, who ha taken action to secure a
divorce. Bail In the mm of fc.uM was fur
nished by Morltz Brockman and A. D.
McCoy, with hi attorneys, prepared a
statement In answer to the charges of his
wife and Mrs. Corbett.
Mr). Selby asserts that McCoy has mado
$100,000 in his recent fights, including that
with Corbett. She says that McCoy brought
back tCO.OGO from the Transvaal, his battle
with Peter Maher netted him $2),'fO, the
Sharkey light $r..Cfl(l and the- recent fiasco
with Choynski $10,000. Mrs. Selby insists
that her husband has J1M.0CO invested in
good securities. McCoy is also charged by
his wife with having taken her Jewel, worth
McCoy elenles the charge of unfaithful
ness. Saya He Lost .Squarely.
Referring to the charge that he purpose
ly lost hta fight with Corbett. McCoy said:
This story Is made out of whole cloth by
two hysterical women, who have faneleJ
grievances against their husbands Mrs.
Corbett and my wlfe.
"I do know Harry Httnds. the Western
sporting man, who Is t-ald by my wire to
have bet large sums for me on Corbett. I
sent him no cipher messages, but Just be
fore I went Into the ring I telegraphed to
Helndsi that I expected to win Inside of ten
"I know 'Eddie' Burke, who U said to
have held forfeits rosted by Corbett ami
myself. Burke would have nothing to do
with such a deal, and I have never had any
business relations with him.
"Burke believed Corbett would win. and
told me that he would bet according to his
Judgment. Corbett surprked lie, uud won on
"I was In debt before I met Corbett, and
I have now only my saloon in this city.
"I have idwajs dealt liberally with my
wife, and we have lived well up to my In
come, besides which 1 have made several
Kid .Mnl;es an Offer.
"I wUh I had the fortune that Mrs. Selby
ciedits me with. If she will .show where I
have $li,uw, 1 will gladly give her half
'I got ti.IOu out of my fight with Mnher.
There was only $1G,1j0 In the house. In my
tiqht with Sharlvy I gut Vi.O. The Choyn
ski light netted me only $2.tYii
"I was broke when I commenced training
for Sharkey I lwrrowid Jl.vu to train on.
The same Is true of my recent tight with
Corbett. I had 11.000 advanced to me for use
In training. These statements can easily be
"Instead of winning money In my book
maklngi ventcre, as is popularly supposed, I
lost, nnd lot heavily.
"1 am sorry that all this stuff has been
aired In public I had every desire to shield
my wife. I wanted her to have the thing
f-ettled before a referee, but she has chosen
the notoriety. Had hhe not attacked my
hone bty I never would have made any state
ment for publication."
McCo) Intimated that "Honest" John
Kelly had been Instrumental In making trou
b'e tor him. Kelly refused to discuss the
One Hundred Eloping Couples N'ot
St. Joseph, Mich., Sept. 12. Older or Po
lice Mentor has discovered that an exten
sive bUKlness has been done here by scoun
drels who Induced Chicago elopers to be
"married" by a bogus minister known as
the Reverend Mr. Williams, nnd who is
supposed to have misled perhaps 10) cou
ples into paying him J2 each for perform
ing fraudulent marriage ceremonies. Half a
dozen cappers, who have been hanging
around town, have disappeared, and so
has the alleged preacher, to whose house
the jouthful couples were guided by the
Upon renihtug tho hill which overlooks
the lake at this pint, the newly arrived
couples would be accostod by a pleasant
voiced man, who inquired If they Intended
to get married, and offered to guide them
to the home of the nearest minister.
Then by a circuitcus route he would es
cort them to a re?pectab!e-looklng house,
where a clTlcal-IooMng young man would
pretend to marry them, assuring the more
cautious that a license was unnecessary in
Michigan. Fifty cents would be collected
from the newly married benedick for the
services of the runner The preacher would
collect X. and the couple would depart In
the belief that they bad been married.
The schn:o was exporvd to-day, when
George Burke of Grand Rapids discovered
that he and his young bride had been de
ceived by a man calling himself the Rev
erend Mr. Wllllims. .Similar cases have
since been tiscovercd. and it Is believed a
large number of people cucht to get mar
Y. M. H. A. HOME PROJECT.
Members Demand Safer Plan for
At a mass meeting and smoker given last
night by the inemb-rs of the Young Men'-"
Hebrew Association it was decided to defer
action on plans for the new home which
tho association has contemplated building,
and the matter was laid over until the next
It was originally proposed to form a stock
company among the members and to issue
shares of sto k valued at SIO. It was then
proposed to rollcit subscriptions from busi
ness men and swell the amount to about
S10.00D for a building fund. C nslderable op
position to the plan developed last night. It
was claimed the stockholders were not se
cure, and that in event of the stock being
controlled by a few. the association might
eventually be forced to abandon the home
ir these stockholders so ruled. A resolution.
otTered by Jacob Furth. to the effect that
the matter be laid over until th next meet
ing, pending the formulation of a new plan,
At the conclu-ion of the business svsIon
an address was made bv Jacob Kurtll on
the Roumanian trereeininn s.ii.t.t t,.--
man followed with a short address uKin
I the proposed Nnnse-tari-in Jewish Hospital.
August rranK, president of the order of
B'Nai Brith, spoke on the present condition
of the order. The programme was Inter
spersed with mu'ic and short Impromptu
FATHER STORFF PROVINCIAL
Franciscan Fathers Superior Hold
Th Fathers Superior or the Franciscan
Order. O. K M., of the Province of the
bacred Heait. met yesterday morn
ing at the Iranciscan Monastery,
No. 31.0 Meramec street. The Very Rev
erend Hugpllnus Storff, formerly rector of
fct, Joseph s College. Tentopolis. 111., was
elected Provincial, the highest position In
the friars chapter. The Reverend Theo
dore Arentz, the former Incumbent, was
elected custodian of the order. The fol
lowing dePnatnrs were elected: The Rev
erend Franci" Albers. the Reverend Samuel
Rashe. the Reverend Glauber and the Rev
erend Benedict Schmltz.
The meeting will be continued to-day,
and other appointments will be made.
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JPrintea in to-day's Republic
NINE WERE KILLED
AND SEVEN HURT.
Special Car Containing Sixteen
Actors Dashed to Pieces
Against an Engine.
BROKEN TRUCK RESPONSIBLE.
Coach Whipped Across Second
Track and Broken to Pieces
on the Front End of
Cairo. III.. Sept. 12. Nine persons were
killed and seven others injured, six of them
seriously, at 12:3) to-day at Becchwood In a
railway accident. Train No. 2.". southbound,
Illinois Central, picked up at Carbondale a
special private car loaded with the mem
bers or the Duncan Clark Specialty Com
pany, consisting oT ten worm n nnd seven
men. en route from Murphysboro, where
they exhibited last night, to Mound City,
where they were billed to appear to-night.
All went well until arriving at North
Switch, Just one-half mile north of Beech
wood, when the private car, which was at
tached to rear end of the passenger train.
Jumped from the rails to the west and
crashed across the front end of a switch
engine which stood still upon the track.
Tho car was smashed Into bits of kindling
wood, snufllng out the lives of nine poor,
vnsus-pectlng unfortunates and mangling the
seven others severely.
It appears that the cause of the accident
was the breaking down of the rar trucks
of the private car. which was the property
cf the Duncan Clark Company, nnd. after
running a quarter of a mile along the ties,
vvas twisted to one side and thrown across
the front of the switch engine. No. 12S.
Brakeman Frank Cooper had gone to the
rear of the train to cut off the private car,
and, as he stepped upon the front platform,
was Informed by some member of the com
pary that tho brakes were set, as It jum
bled along. Mr. Cooper stepped to the door,
and, discerning from the unusual motion of
the rear end, that the trucks were off.
sprang back and pulled the air brakes, but
too late, for Just at this moment the terri
ble accident occurred.
Helping und willing hands were soon ujon
the spot, and as they dragged each mangled
body and Injured one from beneath the
mass of debris strong men shuddered.
Tho Illinois Central promptly dispatched
from Cairo. Immediately upon receipt of
the news, a special relief train, on board
of which were nurses and physicians. Four
of the Injured were brought down to Ca-ro
on the special train about 3:30. and taken
to St. Mary's Inilrmary, while tho other
seven were too badly Injured to be removed.
The dead are: Kate Howard, St. Charles
Hotel. Chicago: Ollie Enrlght. St. Charles
Hotel, Chicago, III.: Ella Williams, or Col
lins, St. Charles Hotel. Chicago; Anna Elen.
Wist Thirty-third street, Chicago; .Mud em
Margarette, West Thirty-third street, Chi
cago; Faith Hamilton, Rockwell street, Chi
cago; Ada nnd Pat Patterson, colored, Chi
cago; Anna Bell, colored, 3043 Armour ave
The injured are: Elsie Bonham and James
Bonham. No. 917 Milwaukee avenue, Chi
cago, slightly Injured; H. It. Ovcrden,
Brighton, England. leg broken: Kttle Elliott,
colored, 27K Twenty-fifth street, Chicago,
slightly; George Ruly, Chicago, slightly;
Manager Duncan Clark. Plymouth place,
Chicago, shoulder dislocated and contusion.
ner Troops May Camp Within the
Shadow of Pekin's Walls.
Paris, Sept. 12. Although It Is true that
Franca has accepted the principle of Rus
sia's proposal for the evacuation of PeUn.
tho details are not yet determined.
M. lichon. the French Minister at Pekin.
has been notified of liis Government's in
tentions and has been instructed to place
himself In communication with the Russian
Minister there. M. De Giers. and consult
with him as to the method and time for the
In admitting this, the officials of tho
French Government were careful to explain
to a representative of the Associated Press
that the withdrawal of the troops will be
confined to the city itself and that the
army might camp under the very walls of
Pckln. In order that the military advantages
secured be not abandoned and that the fu
ture may not call tor another conllict. The
country between Pekln and TIen-Tsln. It
U added, will not be surrendered by the
Further than this. In the acceptance of
the general plan. France will not go until
M. PIchon reports. '"and undoubtedly a
strong detachment of French troops njn
remain at Pckln to protect the French Le
gation and missions.
Prince Chlng Is believed here to bo at
Pekln. and. according to information re
ceived, hi has approjehed two of the Pow
ers, but as they were not Informed as to
the attitude of their Governments their re
plies were conditional on tho acquiescence
of their Governments in the appointment of
Prince Chlng and Id Hung Chang to act as
joint negotiators of peace terms.
CONDUCTOR'S ODD COMPLAINT.
Declares He "Settled-' for a Theft
He Didn't Commit.
Claude Flynn. a conductor on the Tower
Grove division of the St. Ixiuls Transit
Company, dlled at the Four Courts yester
day and made complaint to Chler Campbell
and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John
son or the loss or his watch and $47 In
Flnii and William D. Duff, formerly
roomed together at the boardlng-hause of
Sirs. J. T. Scarborough. No. 1717 South JeN
ferson avenue. Last Friday afternoon Duff
complained to his landlady that he had lost
Tuesday afternoon Duff reported his loss
to Sergeant Fred Bauer, nnd said ho sus
pected Flynn. Accompanied by Duff, the
Sergeant went tj the house, but Flynn was
not at home. They decided to await his re
turn, and while doing so were Joined by
Conductor E. S. Johnson and Patrolman
Willlalm Baker. When Flynn arrived on the
scene about 5 o'clock he was confronted by
Duff. The five men went to his room to
talk the matter over.
Flynn says that after they had entered
the room Duff eccused him of taking the
money and that he denied the charge. He
claims that he was threatened with arrest,
and. being unwilling to have h's name con
nected with such .1 case offered to do what
he could to satisfy Duff. He says he told
Sergeant Bauer that he had something over
JW In his trunk, and that the Sergeant
took possession of the amount. This not
being enough to satisfy Duff, he says he
gave up his gold watch and that the money
and watch were turned over to Duff with
the understanding from Sergeant Bauer
that the case would not be prosecuted. He
say-i that he never admitted havlns taken
Duff's money and that he gave up his cash
and watch simply to avoid the disgrace of
FARMINGTON ASYLUM BIDS.
St. Lonis Firm Captures a Large
Cont met Rejected Proposals.
The commission having the location of
Asylum No. 4 and the erection of the build
ings at Farmlngton held a meeting at the
Laclede yesterday. Bids were received for
the heating, ventilating and water systems
for the buildings. The Urbauter-Atwood
Heating Company of St. Louis secured tho
contract. The bid was for C3.4I8. The bids
on the power-house, superintendent's resi
dence and tunnel were rejected by the
board, and these contracts will be let bv
the board at a meeting to be held Saturday
incruing at tno uicieae noiei. une mem
bers of the commission J. D. Allen of But
ler. J. Ed Berry or Fulton, Architect IL H.
Hohenschild of Rolla and J. L. Buchanan
of California departed early this morning
for Farmlngton to inspect tfie yroijc on tUa
Buildings n0TK in. progresi,
GIRL BRIDE GOES
HOME TO MOTHER.
Mrs. Katie lJeam, Fiftci-n Years
Old, Was Married Only
COURTSHIP OF THREE DAYS.
Met Her Husband on Tuesday, I5'-
canie Engaged on Thursday and
Were Married on Friday
He Savs She'll Ketiun.
Mrs. Katie Ream. IS yn. old who previ
ous to last Friday was .Miss Katie lanil.
became acquainted with her husband on
last Tuesday while she w.is employed as .t
domestic In the boarding-house at No. XX
South Broadway, nnd. after u courtship
lastli.g until Friday, she married him on
the same afternoon with her mother's con
sent The couple went to housekeeping at No.
a-'ll Texas avenue. Ye-urdaj Mrs. Ream re
turned to her home to vi-it her mother,
said the husband last night, and she took
all the bedding with her except the mat
tress. Mr. Ream expects his wife to return
In a few days. Meanwhile, he Is keeping
house alone and is sleeping on the single
Andrew J. Ream came from Chicago in
the beginning cf the strike and was em
ployed on the Sixth street division as con
ductor. IN is Just about 2 yiais old, and
after he had lived n while at street rallway
men's lKi:inling-houes he began to con
This wa- what creatid the Idea or an
early marriage in his mind. and. after a
bit of rviliitlon. he diceded that he would
rrarry the lirst girl whom he liked and
who-would have him.
He discovered that he did not particu
l.u ly care for any ..f the girl? he met, and
he thought that the terrors ot a boardlng-hoi-se
existence! were not quite so awful
as beirg married to a girl he did not love.
In order to meet a variety of young girW
In a s-oelal way the conductor be-gan to
wander about from boardmg-houso to
loarding-house. But he did not find hW
idt3l of a wife.
It was Monday a week ago when he went
to board at No. -Wa South Broadway, and
at noon, while he was sitting at his din
ner, the young girl who is now- his wife
brought in the rood. Ream s-js he kr.ew
that she was the girl he wanted to marry
as soon as he saw her. and he made up his
mind that he must have her. But It was
not until the following day that he became
acquainted with hei. and it only happened
because he ran Into htr while she was car
rying a dish of food and it fell to the
Ream Is a very diilidcnt young man, but
he did his courting thoroughly and without
hesitation, with the result that the girl
promised on Thursday night that she wou d
mrry him on tho following day. He got
her mother's consent, and on Friday the
trio went down to the marriage license
oltice and in the afternoon the young
People were married. In tho evening they
had a wedding supiT at their own quar
ters on Texas avenue.
Everything we-nt swimminglv until yester
day morning. Then .Mrs. Ream evim-eJ a
sudden desire to go home, according to the
husband. He denies that there was a emar
rel. and sajs thai his wife merely was con
sumed with a de.-ire to stay with her
parents for a few dajs. She took some of
the house furnishings along. When a Re
public reporter called on Ream In his apart
ments on tie third Moor or the building
where he lives, he and a friend were sitting
on the solitary mattress looking ra.ther lone
some. He maintained that he did not know
w-here his wife's parents lived, except that
It was on Gasconade street. At the mar
riage license ollice- sho gave the address as
No. 40CS Gasconade street, but such an ad
dress does not exist.
SOUTHERN GIRLS AT KIRKW00D.
Their Northern Visit.
Kirkwood's population was Increased last
night by the arrival of 125 young ladles from
the Southern Female College at West Point,
Mls., who are on their annual Northern
The party left West Point In a special
train on the Mobile and Ohio on Tuesday.
They arrived In Union Station last night
about 7 o'clock, and departed for Kirkwood
on the St. Louis and ban Francisco at !&)
o clock, arriving at their destination at 3).
They spent their time In St. Louis at top
per and In viewing the largest railroad sta
tion In the world.
Arrived at the Frisco station. South Kirk
wood, they were driven to the quarters
sptclally ptepared for them In the structure
opposite the Klrkwvod Town Hall, known
as the North Side Inn, or Cairns' Seminary
It has been the custom of this school to
come nortii for a time varing from two
weeks to six. At lirst the movement was
started by the prevalence of jellovv fever In
Mississippi, but later the migration became
part of the regular school curriculum. It
was thought that, since many of the stu
dents i-a mo from small towns. It would be
a valuable experience for them to pass
some time- near a large city.
In this interval It was planned that In
struction tours be given to places and lo
calities of scientific or historical interest.
Jast year the student!? were at Meramec
Highlands for nearly a month, and the time
was spent In excursions to Shaw's G irden.
to some or the large manufacturing plant.
to tho Exposition, and to other places. Tho
regular school routine will b suspended, but
discipline will be maintained.
Professor A. N. Ibmaun. president eif
the Southern Female College, accompanies
the young ladles and L- chief of the corps
of Instructors. He Is assisted by ten othr
teachers. Some few outsiders, mostly rela
tives of the pupilF. or friends of Professor
Kshmann. are In the party
SAYS KAJSERWANTS WAR.
Diplomat at ISerlin Declines Oer
inany Will Fight China.
Berlin. Sept, 1 The chie-r or the Berlin
Kmbas-sy of one or the principal Powers re
'Germany. I am Informed, docs not Intend
to conclude si peace with China, no matter
who is. appointeil the Chinese Plenipoten
tiary." The German paper continue to agitite for
more drastic measures against China and
also tor the forwnrdlntr or additional troops.
The Wstphalellsche Zeltung says:
"Germany must send 0..O men. She must
be strong enough to play her honorable role
there to the end."
SAYS PRINCE TUAN OBJECTS.
Li Reported to Have Given l'p
SPKCIAL BV CABLK.
Shanghai. Sept. l-'.-(Copyrlghl. ISiVl, by W.
R. Hearst.) LI Hung Chang has given up
peace negotiations because Prince Tuan ol
jects. The mandarins recognize Tuan's au
thority only, as they fear Tuan will bo re
venged for any slight that Is given him.
Yung Lu Joined the Dowager Kmpress at
Ta-Tung-Fu. Province of Sban-SI. The Kra
prcss refuses to leave Ta-Tung-Fu.
The basis of negotiations I that Man
churia be made a buffer State, with Ku
ropean garrisons at treaty ports, and that
the Boxer chiefs be txtcuted.
Ite-publle-nn Couuty Ticket.
Carthage, III.. Sept. 12. The Republican
county officers nominated to-day were: Cir
cuit Clerk. C. M. Howd. Burnside; State At
torney, Herbert Jackson. Carthage; Sur
veyor, John Worthen. Warsaw; Coroner,
Doctor Market, Carthage.
Jluildlnir Trades Council C.lye $14HI.
At a meeting or the Building Trades Coun
cil last night at Druids' HaU. the sum of
J100 was unanimously voted to the Galveston
relief fund. The money will be forwarded
jo-daj; to Governor Sayera ot Texas,
IN THE CITY.
KSTATi: OF W. L. CASSIDY-An In
ventory ot the estate or William L. Cascidy
tiled in probate yestortlay seta forth a per
sonal estate of $37,CB.8.
PKTKR YL'NG'S WILL peter Yung, bv
liH will, filed for probate esterdu, left
!2u to his daughter Anna. SI to hi son.
Nicholas, and the rest of his estate to hi;
KFCHRi: PARTY A grand euchre party
vvill be given Sunday. September 3"). at St.
Teresa's School Hall, Grand avenue and
North .Market street. A h-iud-ome dinner
tet and forty other valuable prizes will !
NKW OFFICERSlTLKCTin-The Bridge
and Beach .Mutual Aid Association has
elected the filloulng oliictrs. James D.
Lang, president. Charles P. Moore, vice
president: James C. McCormiek, secretary;
WaltcrtL. Smith, treasurer.
BAKHR MISSING-The police have been
requested to locate John ('mil. a Kiker. who
ol-apiieared from hi" home, at 2130 Lemp
avenue, on last Saturday His wife and live
children art In destitute circumstances.
L1TTLK LONK Ti!A IZLKR-Bessie
Hodge, 6 ears old, who has been care-d for
by her uncle, who lives near Vincennes,
Ind.. passed through th Union Station yes
terday morning, tagged for New burg. Mo.
She goe-s.to Newburg to Join her mother,
whom she has not seen for several jears.
OLD-TIMi: MINSTRHL Billy Williams,
an old-time iiuu?trel. who was one of the
most popular black-fare favorites tn the
palmy days of minstrelsy, is staying in St.
Louis temporarily with his familv. Wil
liams is suffering from an affection of the
throat, which prevents hi." appearance on
F.SCAPKD FROM FLAMES Fire broke
out In Fred Itaray's house, at No. 2SJ8
North Grand avenue, shortly after 5 o'clock
yesterday morning while he and his son
Will were asleep. Alfred Schmidt of No.
2S0". North Grand avenue discovered the
biaze and awakereil them In time to escape
the llames. The building was badly dam
aged. The First Chmtii of Christ. Scientist, is
to bullil a JIO". church on Lindiil boule
vard. In the near future. The present build
ing, located at Twenty-eighth and Pine
streets, has become Inadequate, and will be
sold, and the proceeds will go toward the
few church. It Is stated that the present
membership is upward of 3CW. and the usual
attendance. Including children, is said to be
twice that numbt
WANTS BIG DA.MAGF.S-nenry P. Hor
filed suit yesterday against the St. Louis
Transit Company for .0j damages for
Injuries alleged to have been sustained Au
gust n last by a car or the defendant strik
ing him and a horse that he was riding at
Victor street and McNair avenue. Plaintiff
nliegejs that his right knee cap was broken
and that he received other Injuries, and that
his sight was Impaired.
ACCFSFS THR MILKMAN-Harry Long
enecker. a milkman, was arrested yeterday
on a warrant charging him with the larceny
of a gold wedding ring, the property or Mrs.
Margaret Dami of No. lia) Dillon street.
1-ongeaecker delivered milk at Mrs. Dann's
house. Mrs. Dann left the rin "on the
kitchen table, and she is positive Longe
necker took It. though no one saw him.
COMPANY B SMOKER-Company B,
First Regiment. N. G. M.. will celebrate the
anniversary ot Its reorganization with a
smoker at the Armory, Kighteehth street,
Saturday evening. This company was dis
banded at the close or the Spanish-American
War and reorganized September 15.
1S3D. Its present ottlcers are: Captain, B.
F. Wheeler: First Lieutenant. H. C. Kried
ler. and Second IJeutenant. R. B. Walte.
SUES HIS SON Louis Sehuchmann filed
ftult yesterday against his son, Jacob, to re
quire him to transter to him property front
ing fifty feet on Magnolia avenue. In cltv
block No. 4sl0. The plaintiff states that he
purchased the property April 22. lS'JiJ, and
that the title to the property was taken In
the name of the defendant, with the under
standing that the litter was to transfer the
property to the plaintiff at the latter's re
iiuest. This the defendant has refused to
do. It is alleged.
The special revival meetings at the Me
morial Tabernacle Presbyterian Church,
Sixteenth and Carr, the Reverend Doctor H.
M igill, pastor, were to have closed last
Sunday night, but the Interest was so great
It was decided to continue until Friday
evening. Last night, the Reverend Chester
Birch preached and sang to an appreciative
audience, and will preach again on Friday
evening. It is thought there will be a num
ber come Into the churc'.i as the result of
FESTIVAL CHORUS REHB-VRSAL-An-other
rehearsal of the music fe-stlval chorus
will L-e held to-night In the Odeon under the
leadership of Professor W. H. Pommer.
The chorus Included 427 voices at the last
rehearsal. This choru is to supply the
choir effects in the carnival of music which
will be held In St. Louis from November 5
to IS under the auspices of the St. Louis
Musical Festival Association. Melba. Nor
dlca end a scoro of other great soloists have
been engaged to sing on 'various nights.
SERGEANT KELLEY DE.VD Sergeant
ef Police James Kelley cf the Sixth District
died at his home. No. 3CC Lucky street,
jesterday morning trom locomoter ataxia
with which he had been confined to his bed
ror nearly two weeks. Kelley was known
as one of the most courageous otllcers on
the force. He was appointed In February,
lfcTi In October. 1&S4. he was promoted to
the rank or Sergeant, and his name placed
on the roll or honor because or his capture
or three highwaymen who had been terror
izing the West End. Eight or his brother
oliiters will be the pallbearers.
WARRANT CHARGES ASSAULT-Fred-erick
C Breit, a bo-kkeeper and collector
for Malcolm Macbeth, the real estate
agent, swore out a warrant yesterday
charging Frederick Swain, an Olive street
cigar dealer, with assault and battery.
Brelt went out to the cigar dealer's place
to reeiutst him to move a sign, to which
several ct the other tenants objected. Swain
was not there, and Breit saw Mrs. Swain.
She told him to come back again. When he
returned, he said Swain assaulted him. and
"sicked" his bull pup on him. Breit said
Swain had accused him or Insulting his
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT A meet
ing of the Fourth Ward Democratic Club
was held Tuesday at Its hall. No. 703 North
Sixth street, and resolutions were passed
commemorative of the late Benjamin F.
Brady and extending the sympathy of the
club to hii family. It was also resolved
that tho re.-olntlons should be Inscribed up
on the reeords of the club. The resolutions
were drafted by f A. Kaufman, president
of the club: A. D. Funk, secretary; J. J.
McGlllictiddv, treasurer; B. J. Coyle. J. J.
Golden. J. L Mullen, John Hughes and
E. A. Noonan received a letter yesterday
from Supreme Judge" Marshall. In answer
to a letter, asking about the power ot the
Circuit Judges to appoint Constables to fill
vacancies. The emestion was caused by the
appointment by the Circuit Judges of Mike
t'hurchlll to succeed Ben Brady, who died
In New York. Judge Marshall says that tin
djr the act of ls3! the Circuit Judges have
tho power to appoint the Constables. Th
act of 109 elves the Governor the power
to appoint the two extra Constables, but
says nothing about the Governor's power
to till vacancies. In such an Instance Judg
Marshall says the Circuit Judges would
have the power.
STABBED IN ABDOMEN-Joseph Basel.
26 years old. living at No. 4214 North Broad
way, was stabbed in the left side of the
abdomen last night by Mike Georlza. with
whom he quarreled about some money at
the foot of Angelrudt street. Basel was
taken to the City Hospital, where his
wound was pronounced serious. The doc
tors say he tn-iy die. Basel said that he
gave Georlza $S on Monday night to keep
fur him until Tuesday night- Basel said
that he asked Georlza for the money Tues
day night and was told that Georlza had
used the money to pay his debts. Last
night. Basel says, ho went to a saloon at
the foot of Angelrndt street and again
asked the man for the money, and when It
ins refused him he walked away. He met
his wife, who was standing outside wait
ing for him. he said, and together they
started to walk toward Broadway, when
Georlza came from the saloon and followed
them. The quarrel w4is renewed and Basel
was stabbed with a knife, which, he says,
Georlza drew from his pocket.
Threaten to Quit Work if Wages
Are Not Increased.
The seventeen boys who worlc in the loz
enge department at Peckhara's candy fac
tory are dissatisfied and threaten to walk
They have demanded an Increase of 75
cents a week In their wages. Their demands
am under consideration.
Thomas Murray, their leader, said yester
day: "Our demand is reasonable and wo
have klven the company until to-morrow
morning to consider the proposition. If it is
cot acceded to k shall all ftult. ana go. m
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DRESSY SEPARATE WAIST.
Freiichr Design for n Bodice of
Mou.sneline and Velvet.
Mauve ladles' cloth. violet velvet and ivory
moussellne are here artistically combined to
develop an attractive waist In bolero effect.
The glove-fitted lining of white taffeta w
featherboned on the scams and darts, open
ing In the- center rront.
The Tull front Is included in the) shoulder
and under-arm seams or lining and the fit
ted girdle of elvet is also arranged on the
The bolero Is adjusted with shoulder and
undtr-arm s'-nms and the back cut up to
show the girdle.
The lower edge of the front 13 of tmlquo
polnteel shaping. The bolero la outlined
80S2-LA0IES' FANCY WAIST.
52, 31. 36. 38 and 40 inch bust.
with a narrow velvet band and large jew
eled buttons are decoratlvely applied. The
sectional velvet collar flares stylishly and
displays the plain stock beneath.
A shoulder drapery is fastened In front of
the sleeves. It falls In soft folds and is
caught to the bolero with medallions to
match the buttons. This drapery may be
The two-piece sleeves are close fitting,
slightly bell at the hand, where they are
finished with a band ot velvet.
Attractive waists in this mode may M
developed In Venetian, Lansdowce, poplin,
covert, diagonal or broadcloth, with silk,
applique, crepe de Chine, chiffon, panne or
velvet for trimming.
To make the waist In the medium slz
will require one and three-fourths yards of
forty-four-inch material, with one yard of
twenty-two-inch material for full fronts and
three-fourths yard of velvet. The pattern
No. 80Si Is cut in sizes for a 22, 3, 36, 33 and
40 inch bust measure.
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Any one wishing the latest style
patterns may obtain them, by calling
at ROOM 20, Second Floor, Rcpub
Uc Building, Seventh and Olive.
a body to another candy houso and. seek
-" SLANG IN ENGUAf.D.
'American Shoppers Astonish ger
ous London Clerks.
'in s party coming across tho oihw day
vaa a Jolly woman (rota BaUlmora vrtio U-4
an tnUBtttble way ot spinning a jaro, nJ
Itching- it with, seme- fare elan thai woel
do credit to Baxter and acting out an ac(
companiment with gesturea and facial ex.
pressiona Quito her own, aajra a wtitct la
the New Tork Times. . , . J
She went into one of thote Ktovo atotea
In London with ner nusaaifetaVid. amoo
other tnlnga that were eh-owo thsnjwaa
Ana nalr of driving gl5aj madVawr
rrun.iva skin and lined BU WOll.Wti&X,
fur. The shopman expti
the good In detail ar,
up the stores, put of
BVaoano, ?n mb..
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RUSSIA SEIZES FIRST MONEY.
Confiscates Five Million Taels aa
Pekin. 'Wednesday, Sept. S. The Russo
Chinese Bank, which, as announced yester
day, closed here to-day, and will be removed
to Shanghai, will confiscate, as part of the
Indemnity to be paid to- Russia., the Im
perial University fund of B.OW.000 taels. de.
posited with it, against which tho nitrmrtl
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