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answer. When he came to my office I had
requested Colbert and Hauscr, of the city
detective force, to be here and arrest him
for bribery. He came, and was immedi
ately handcuffed and take away to the po
lice station."
Au7 Information the ew Has Will
Develop Later, He Says.
Hilton U. Brown, general manager of the
News, was a hard man to find yesterday
afternoon and last evening, but shortly
after 8 o'clock he was located at the Uni
versity Club and called by telephone.
"Mr. Brown." the Journal would like to
have a statement from you in regard to
the alleged connection of tho detective,
James Smith, with the News."
I prefer to make no statement In re
gard to the case at this time," replied Mr.
Brown. "All information that the News has
will develop fully a little later."
"Will you state whether the News was
Interested in employing Smith or other de
tectives?" "For an answer to that I can refer you
to Mr. Charles R. Williams's statement that
the News has never employed a detective."
Brought Here by Earl Martin, He Says
A Disconnected Story.
Smith, in his cell at the police station
yesterday, refused to discuss his arrest
other than to say he was imprisoued false
ly and had done nothing for which he could
be punished. He said he would not talk
until his attorney. John 8. Duncan, was
with hlui. and then at his instructions.
Smith claims to be a detective and a law
yer. He said he had worked in Wash
ington on the police- force as a detective
and as a sergeant, and until recently was
a practiciug attorney In St. Louis courts.
Smith claims to be a Knight Templar
and a member of the Scottish Rite Ma
sons. "All I want is a fair deal," said Smith.
'If I have a trial I will tell all I know
about this. I am not guilty of any viola
tion of the law and have done nothing for
which to be arrested. I am imprisoned
falsely and do not know why." Other
than t ask that his attorneys be sent for,
Smith would not discuss the case at that
When questioned closely later Smith said
that Earl Martin, then of the Indianapo
lis News, had come to see him in St. Louis
about three weeks ago and offered him
Inducements to come to Indianapolis and
work for the Citizens' League. What the
Inducements were and what work he was to
do Smith would not say and answered all
questions evasively. He said that in pur
suance of an agreement reached with Mar
tin in St. Louis he came to Indianapolis
about three weeks ago and began negotia
tions with the people for whom he was to
work. These people. Smith says, were
Jamea W. Noel and Dr. Hunt, and with
each of them he claims v personal ac
qxiaintance. He said he saw Noel fre
quently and called on him In his office.
After being told that he was accused of
attempting to bribe Logsdon the prisoner
came the nearest during the interview to
talking about the case. He said he flrut
called on Logsdon about .two weeks ago
after having hrst made arrangements to
call on him. He said the arrangements
.ir made through references, although he
refused to suy who the references were.
He cSiin.-l they were men in what is
known u the Hfetiil element" of the city.
He would Mot say where he telephoned
Logsdon from when he first made the tu-aagenit-iu.
During his nrst ijlt to LogMon he said
he talked slot machines with him." and
tried to tiiHl out how to "tlx it." He had
m tetvram purporting to authorize him to
do this as pctsn lor a New York slot ma
chine I ompany. This was the telegram
which Srnkh told the detectives was pre
pared In this dty. His attempts were par
tially successful, although he made no offer,
he said. Afur that SruiUi aaya he had six
His own ideas of style he had;
Himself and horse he gayly clad
The wise Egyptian of days remote,
Who never heard of trousers or coat.
All this we learn from what was hid
In the colossal pyramid.
or seven interviews with Logsdon, at each
of which he was informed that the thing
could not be arranged until another man
had been "seen." The other man s name
was furnished Smith, so he says, but he
declined to divulge it. Last Wednesday
Smith claims that Logsdon made the $1,500
proposition to him contingent on the ac
quiescence of the other man to the deal.
Smith says they did not complete the trans
action that day or Friday, when they met
again and talked the situation over. Fri
day resulted in nothing, and Smith claims
the negotiations ceased until yesterday,
when lie visited Logsdon in answer to a
telephone call received the night before.
Smith refused to say who had entertained
him while in the city and denied that he
had received any money from the Citizens'
League or Earl Martin. He said he was
told who would pay him, but that he had
collected nothing. He says he has been
stopping at the Stubbius Hotel, but had no
-lodgings in Indianapolis permanently and
stayed at various places.
Many Think It Is Xow a Matter of Per
secution, 'ot Prosecution.
The arrest of the somewhat mysterious
James Smith and the subsequent exposure
of the alleged scheme to trap Edwin Logs-
Who caused the arrest of James Smith on
charge of attempted bribery.
don in a bribery deal was almost the sole
topic of conversation last night around the
hotels and clubs where the men of the town
congregate. The case was discussed pro
and con, and the preponderance of the
sentiment seemed to be with Mr. Logsdon.
In fact, it seemed that the affair had re
sulted in a reversal of feeling among many
who had been criticising the present city
administration and had been clearly out
of accord with it.
"I did think that there was something
wrong in the city administration that called
for a genuine investigation," said one man,
a Republican, in the lobby of the Clay
pool, "and when the Logsdon inquiry was
started I had prejudged him. and my ver
dict was not favorable, either; but since
this thing has come up I'm inclined to feel
that he is being persecuted Instead of pros
ecuted, so to speak. I don't believe in
methods of that kind, and I'd like to see
some one else suffer now as a result of the
Said another man, a rock-ribbed Demo
crat: "I never 'oted for a Republican in
my life, and I'm fifty-two years old, but
I'm blanked if they won't force me to vote
for Bookwalter if this sort of thing is kept
up. I can't stand for a deal like that."
There were numerous other expressions
of a similar character, although, of course,
there were those who thought that the
game was all right, and that a public offi
cial might expect to be subjected to a test
of that kind.
Says There Will Be Developments that
Wilt Make People Squirm.
Captain Samuel Gerber, of the city de
tective force "pumped" Smith at the police
station yesterday and secured information
from him which caused him to remark
that several other people would be impli
cated in the transaction before the trial
of Smith is disposed of. Captain Gerber se
cured from Smith the facts already stated,
that Is, that Smith had been hired by Mar
tin, and had come to Indianapolis to se
cure evidence against Edwin Logsdon for
the Citizens' League. Smith told Gerber that
he had met Dr. Hunt and Mr. Noel fre
quently, had seen Martin in Indianapolis
and that all of the gentlemen with whom
he was associated knew what was going on
when he approached Logsdon.
Ca;. tain G -rber n-marked .u:,;:u ar.tly yes
terday evening that he had learned sever
al things In hl conversation with Smith
that would be interesting when they were
ready for publication. He said that in addi
tion to being interesting the facts he had
learned might cause several people to be
brought before the grand Jury on charges
of conspiring to bribe a public official.
In n Poatftluu Where He In l nable to
Tnlk Freely, He Says.
Kir! i: Martin. when seen at his
apartments in the Rink last evening and
asked concerning his relations with James
Smith, repeated the denial he had given
out earlier In the day.
'The only thing I care to say at present
in regard to the case." he said, "is that
i ther Jamea Smith nor any other detec
l.vm was employed by me as managing edi
tor of the News nor by me personally."
"The man Smith is reported to bava said
that he came to Indianapolis in response to
a telegram sent him at St. Louis by you.
Did you send such a telegram?"
"I can say that I did not send a telegram
to any man by the name of James Smith."
"How about sending one to a BL Louis
man under some other name?"
Mr. Martin smiled.
"Smith is also reported to have said that
after he came here he held a conference
with representatives of the Citizens'
League and you at which the trap for Mr.
Logsdon was planned. Do you know any
thing about such a conference?"
"I know that I was never present at any
conference at which this man Smith was
"Do you know that this man was em
ployed for the purpose he states?"
Mr. Martin sidestepped. "I don't know
who employed him," he said.
"Really," he continued, forestalling fur
ther questions, "I should be glad to talk
freely in regard to this matter, but I am
in a rather embarrassing position. I have
but recently left the employ of the News,
and under the circumstances I think that
Mr. Hilton U. Brown, general manager of
the News, is the proper person for you to
Mr. Logsdon, However, Saya They May
Not Be Made.
There was a rumor yesterday afternoon
that Edwin D. Logsdon contemplated filing
affidavits against others than Smith on
charges of attempting to corrupt him.
When seen last night Mr. Logsdon said
nothing further would be done at present,
although the matter was under considera
tion. Mr. Fortune Not Tnlklim.
William Fortune, a member of the Citi
zens' League, said last night that he did
not care at this time to discuss the arrest
of Smith. He said Attorney Duncan would
make all the statement necessary at this
The Case of Smith Will Probably Be
Aired Before It.
Should Smith be bound over to the grand
Jury by Judge Whallon in Police Court,
Tuesday, all of the facts in the alleged at
tempt at bribery will be brought to the at
tention of the Marion county grand Jury
next Monday. During Smith's examination
the evidence against him his own state
ments to the police and other persons and
the statement of Mr. Logsdon that Smith
actually made the attempt at bribery will
bo used, and In them the implications that
Smith was inspired to the act by the per
sons by whom he was employed will be
taken cognizance of by the grand Jury.
County Prosecutor John C. Ruckelshaus
said last night that the Smith affair had
not been brought officially to his notice
but that it is now in the hands of his office
through his deputy, Ira M. Holmes. In the
Police Court. He said that should Smith
be bound over on Mr. Logsdon's testimony
and that of the other witnesses against
him. every effort will be made to inform
the grand Jury of the details of the alleged
crime. The allusions in the prisoner's state
ment to Earl Martin. Dr. George E. Hunt
and J. W. Noel will be investigated and
these gentlemen will be asked to appear be
fore the grand jurv and tell of their con
nection with the man. These gentlemen
cannot be subpoenaed and made to testify
should they desire not to do so. Their own
statements may have the effect of incrimi
nating them shod Id they corroborate the
statements made by Smith, and they can
refuse to testify.
Mr. Ruckelshaus said he woold sift the
matter to the bottom. Without taking any
stock in the motives for his action or any
thing else connected with Smith, he will be
brought before the grand Jury and if. from
his statements, sufficient information is
lodged with the Jurors td justify the return
ing of true bills against the gentlemen
representing the Citizen' League, indict
ments will be returned and they will be
charged with conspiracy to commit a
The crime of whic h Smith is accused Is
punishable by imprisonment in the State's
prison for from two to fourteen years and
under the statute providing for the punish
ment of accessories to a felony the gen
tlemen implicated by Smith may be tried
for this offense, should they be indicted,
and would be liable to a similar sentence
from the Criminal Court.
Speeeh In Which He Predicted a Great
Future for Alaska Seattle
the Gateway,
SEATTLE, Wash., May 23. Glorious sun
shine to-day heralded the approach of Pres
ident Roosevelt to Seattle on the steamer
Spokane. Forty steamers, great and small.
Including the revenue cutter McCulloch, es
corted the Spokane. A salute of twenty-one
guns was fired as President Roosevelt set
foot on Seattle soil. He was received at
the wharf by Mayor Humes. A fey pre
sentations and the party entered the car
riages and the long drive through the
streets of Seattle began. Every gaily-decorated
window was thronged with sightseers
and the streets were packed with enthusias
tic crowds. The President made a brief
speech at the university grounds. He al
luded to the great future of the "queen city
of Puget sound," and concluded by saying:
"You can't realize how great your future is.
No other body of water on the face of the
earth offers quite the advantages to the peo
ple who live about Puget sound. No State,
and I include them all when I say it, has
quite such great advantages as this great
State of Washington. You, the people of
B line, art- at tne gateway of Alaska,
and even the people of the countrv that 1
com from are beginning to appreciate the
greatn' of Alaska. Tne men of my age
who are In this great audience will riot be
old men before they will see one of the
greatest and most populous States of the
entire Tnion in Alaska. I predict that
Alaska will, within the next century, sup
port as large a population as does the en
tire Scandinavian peninsula of Europe, the
people of which, by their brains and ener
gies, have left their mark on the face of
Europe. I predict that you will see Alaska
with her enormous resources of mineral,
fisheries, her possibilities that almost ex
ceed belief, produce as hardy and vigorous
a race as any part of America."
After the applause had subsided the Pres
ident re-entered his carriage and was driv
en back to the wharf, accompanied as be
fore by the plaudits of the people. He
then embarked once more on the Spokane
and started for Everett.
After his return from Everett the Presi
dent was driven to the Grand Opera House,
which was crowded with Alaskans waiting
to hear him. After delivering a short ad
dress on Alaska a committee of the Arctic
Brotherhood an exclusively Alaskan order
came forward and presented to him a
miniature ;.laer miner's nan of solid gold,
on which was Inscribed an invitatioa to the
President to visit Alaska as the guest of
the order. As a pendant to this offering
he was al?o presented, on behalf of eleven
transportation companies doing business in
Alaska, with a gold pocketbook containing
j.a.-s. s t r all linrs in east- the rhn-f
executive rhould ver visit the northern
country. After suitably acknowledging the
pte lit Ilona the President went to a ho
tel to spend the night.
Accimed of Killing- Her Huftband.
DES MOINES. la.. May 23.-Mrs. Sophia
Kruger has been leid to await action of
the grand Jury at Cresco, after a prelim
inary trial for the murder of her husband,
whose body was found in the Wapsipinicon
river April 19. with a stone about its neck.
The State charges her with having brained
htm with a pick as he lay asleep and hav
ing hauled the body to the river. Her
stories have been conflicting.
Favonlus, Another 20-to-l Shot, Was
Second, and Little Scout, the 3 to 1
Favorite, Third.
Stake That Wa Worth S 10,247 to the
Winner Merchants' Stake at La
tonia Won by Pourquoi Paa.
CHICAGO. May 23. Judge Himes, winner
of the Kentucky Derby and a prominent
candidate for the American Derby, was an
easy winner to-day of the $10,000 Haw
thorne handicap, the chief attraction or
Hawthorne's opening day. Judge Himes
went to the post at 20 to 1, after opening
at 25 to L Favonlus, also quoted at 20 to 1,
finished second, and the 3 to 1 favorite, Lit
tle Scout, was third. Gregor K., the Ameri
can Derby candidate that has come sharply
to the front in public estimation on ac
count of recent good races, ran well for
a mile of the mile and an eighth Journey,
but was very tired When the final struggle
came and finished a leg-weary fourth.
For the Hawthorne there were fourteen
starters, among the absentees being Lucien
Appleby, Au Revoir, St Tammany, Harry
New, Waln-a-Moinen, Banter, Caliban, Sam
Fullen and Hernando. Ahola and Jordan
were added starters. To an excellent start
the large field was sent away after about
ten minutes' delay at the post. They
rounded to the first turn well bunched, but
at the half-mile post Judge Himes shot to
the front. He easily maintained his advan
tage and raced down the back stretch two
lengths ahead, the other contenders still
well bunched. Judge Himes increased his
lead rounding the far turn and struck the
straightaway for home about three lengths
to the good. He was running easily, while
the others were beginning to show the effect
of chasing him on the heavy and holding
track. From the time the stretch was
reached there was no doubt of the result,
Judge Himes winning, pulled almost to a
walk, by about eight lengths, with Fa
vonlus second, three lengtns ahead of Little
Scout. The others were strung out. with
Gregor K., almost ready to quit, heading
the also ran division. It is reported that
C. R. Ellison, owner of Judge Himes, won
$12,000 in the future books on his colt's vic
tory. Weather cloudy and threatening;
track heavy. Summaries:
First Race Five furlongs: Skillful, 103
(Booker), 4 to 1, won; High Chancellor, D8
(T. Meade), 16 to 5, second; Joe Martin, 113
(P. Phillips), 30 to 1, third. Time, 1:05.
Epicure, Toah, If You Dare, Never Fret
and Otsius also ran.
Second Four and one-half furlongs:
Sweetie, 108 (J. Reiff), 4 to 1, won; Proceeds,
106 (Helgerson), 9 to 1, second; Peter Paul,
108 (W. Knapp), 3 to 6. third. Time, 1:00 3-5.
Meanshak, Katie Powers and Miss Hortense
also ran.
Third Steeplechase over short course:
Crest, 153 (Owens, 6 to 5, won; Duke of
York II, 155 (Murphy), 3 to 1, second; King
along, 155 (Hartley), 13 to 5, third. Time,
2:54. Hand Vise fell. Indian R. ran out.
Fourth The Hawthorne handicap, mile
and one-eighth: Judge Himes, loO (.H. Book
er), 20 to 1, won; Favonlus, 115 (C Gray), 20
to L second; Little Scout, 109 (Coburn), 3 to
1, third. Time, 2:03. Gregor K.. Jordan,
Glen water. The Lady, Red Comyn, Jack
Demund, Ilargis, Huzza h, Lendin, Esherin
and Ahola also ran.
Fifth Mile and one-sixteenth: John Mc
Gurk, 110 (Winkfield), 11 to 5, won; Prince
of Africa. 1"; (Webb). 12 to 1, second; Ed
Adack, 101 (P. Phillips). 4 to 1. third. Time,
l:5S4-5. Peat, Scotch Plaid. Bonnie Lissak,
Domadge and Major Dixon also ran.
Sixth Six furlongs: Tom Maybin, 104
(Henry). 7 to 2, won; Sardine, 10W (J. Reiff),
7 to L second; Optional, lo5 (H. Phillips), 4
to 1, third. Time, 1:1$ 1-5. Automaton, Mee
hanus, Isamelson, Pupil and Pluck Zepho
also ran.
First Race Half-mile: Falkland, Tryon,
Sol Smith, George R. Harrison, 110; Owas
ca, Miss Hortense, Touchstone, 107; Pat.
Hallmon, Prcakness, Ralph Young, 110;
Handsome Florry, Hlndilene, Arrora J.,
Alice Morgan, 107.
Second Seven fbxlongs; selling: Prod
igal Son, 119; Blue Miracle, 106; Chief Aloha,
Safeguard, Lord Melbourne. 103; Mr. Dingle,
Fullback, 101; Banana Cream, 96; Lampoon
107. '
Third One mile; selling: Myth. Peat,
Merops. 107; Moroni, Nellie Forrest. 105
Bud Embry, 103; I. Samelson, 106: Leo
Newell. HU,
Fourth One mile: Meehanus, 114; Fake
110; Bard Burns. 105; Goldaga. Filiform, 101;
Alfred C, 111; Bonnie Lissak, 109; Dodie
S., 96.
Fifth Five furlongs: Play Ball, 112
Firbane, 107; Capitol, General Stewart, 104;
Sweetie, 109.
Sixth Six furlongs: Sharpless, Bronze
Wing, 124; Red Tip, 112; Theory, Sardine,
Trinity Belle, 119.
Rieh Stake at Morris Park Won by
Magistrate at 15 to 1.
NEW YORK, May 23.-Before a crowd of
35,000 persons August Belmont's Magistrate,
at 15 to 1, won the sixth National Stallion
race at Morris Park to-day. Right on the
heels of Magistrate came the second choice.
Foxhall Keene's Palmbearer, with the fa
vorite, Leonidas, a neck away. The Na
tional Stallion stakes is worth $13,9S5, of
which $10,247 went -to the winner. The start
was good and the race was free from inter
ference. The contest brought out ten high
class two-year-olds, with the Whitney en
try. Stalwart. Leonirlas and Mimosa, al
ways a favorite, closing at 2 to 5. The
K i nf stable's Strephon and Palmbearer
was second choice, closing at 7 to 1, with
the Morris stable's Trecious Stone and
Rapid Water next in demand.
Stalwart was first to show, with Palm
brarer second and Magistrate third. This
order was maintained to the dip, whore
Bullman sent Magistrate to the front. The
Hastings colt proved that he was able to
hold the fast pace, and, stalling off chal
1. Hp s from all sides, won. driving, by a
length and a half from Palmbearer. Leon
Mas closed very strong when he struck the
fiat and managed to get third mom y.
Rapid Water was fourth and the other two
Whitney entries tifth and sixth.
The Grand National steeplechase, also
one of the features of the day. aas won in
a driving finish by Plohn. held at 10 to 1 In
the betting. Land of Clover, another out
sider, finished second, with the favorite.
Lava tor, third. The Grand National stee
plechase Is run over two and a half miles,
and thirteen good timber-toppf rs faced the
tarier to battle for one of the richest stee
plechase events run in America. Lavator
was always a consistent favorite, with
Fred Ackerman second choice. Herculean
was next in demand. The race was a pret
ty one for about one and three-quarter
miles, all the horses fencing In beautiful
style. Land of Clover cut out the running
for a mile and a half, with Plohn second
and Lavator and Fred Ackerman alter
nating in third place. Coming to the water
jump the last time around Grandpa and
Fulminate fell, but their riders escaped
unhurt. Rounding the far turn on the hill
Hay sent Plohn to the front, and. taking
ihi list two jumps in plendid style, won
driving by two lengths.
The Ladies' stakes for fillies, three-year-olds,
was won by the Whitney entry, Gir
dle, with Stolen Moments second and Gra
vina third. Judith Campbell made the pace
t the stretch, where Girdle and Stolen Mo
ment i closed, and in a rousing finish Girdle
iron, driving, by three-quarters of a length.
First Race Seven furlongs: Ella Snyder.
W (Fuller). 13 to 10. won; Tioga. 93 (Haack).
P". to 5. second; Damon, 105 (O'Nell), 4 to 1
third. Time. 1:28.
Second Last four and one-half furlongs:
Mimon. 90 (Fuller). 7 to 10, won; Any Day
103 (O'Neil). 7 to L second; Florixel, 100
(Bullman), ; to 1, third. Time, :S3.
Third National Stallion race; five fur
longs: Magistrate. 122 (Bullman). 15 to 1.
won; Palmbearer, 119 (Gannon), 7 to 1. sec
ond; Leonidas. 122 (McCue). 2 to 5. third.
Time. :58. Rapid Water. Mimosa. Stalwart.
Precious Stone, Dimple, Strephon and Mo
hican also ran. Palmbearer and Strephon
coupled. Leonidas, Mimosa and Stalwart
Fourth Grand National steeplechase;
about two miles and a half: Plohn. 141
(Ray). 10 to 1. won; Land of Clever. 138 (W.
Heider), 15 to 1, second; Lavator, 1G0 (Mara),
13 to 6, third. Time. 4:28.
Fifth Ladles' stakes; one mile: Girdle.
121 (Burns), 6 to 5, won; Stolen Moments.
121 (Gannon), 11 to L second; Gravina, 121
Martin). 15 to L third. Time, 1:42V
Sixth One mile: Grand Opera. 122 (Bull
man). 2 to 1, won; Homestead, 102 (Haack).
10 to 1, second; Hunter Raine, 110 (Martin),
7 to 1, third. Time. 1:40.
Merchants' Stakes Won by Ponrqnol
Pas by Half a Length.
CINCINNATI, May 23.-The Merchants'
stake for three-year-olds and upwards was
the attraction at Latonia to-day and a
crowd almost as large as that on Derby
day was out to witness the sport. The
field in the stake was made up mostly of
selling platers, with St. Hera the choice at
even money. In a driving finish between
Pourquoi Pas, Senor and St. Hera the
first-named won the decision by half &
length. Rainland, the odds-on favorite, was
beaten in the second race easily by Miz
zen Mast, a 10-to-l shot. Weather hot;
track fast. Summaries:
First Race Six furlongs: Ethel Davis,
100 (L. Wilson), 7 to 1, won; Jigger, 106
(Romanella), 6 to 1, second; Governor
Sayers, 106 (Fletcher), 10 to 1, third. Time,
Second Five furlongs: Mlzzen Mast. 104
(Roberts), 10 to 1. won; Rainland, 113 (Beau
champ), 1 to 3, second; Copper, 104 (Hender
son). 30 to 1, third. Time. 1:03.
Third Mile and one-sixteenth: Aimless,
101 (B. Davis), 8 to 5, won; Welch Girl, S
(Lindsey), 12 to 1, second; Binehelio, 112
(Romanella), 5 to L third. Time, 1:50V.
Fourth Four and one-half furlongs: Snow
Cap, 105 (Scully), 12 to 1, wou; May Combs,
106 (J. O'Conner), 4 to L second; Souffriere,
105 (Roberts), 5 to 2, third. Time, :56V.
Fifth Merchants' stake, net value to win
ner, $1,665; one mile: Pourquoi Pas, 81 (L.
Wilson), 5 to 2, won; Senor, 78 (C. Hymes),
20 to 1, second; St. Hera, 106 (T. Knight),
even, third. Time, 1:42V.
Sixth Sevan furlongs: Luralighter, 105 (C.
Kelly), 9 to 1, won; Mary Lavanna. 105
(Beauchamp), 8 to 5, second; Mary Glenn,
US (Landry), 9 to 10. third. Time, 1:26.
Took the Kindergarten Stakes at the
St. Louis Fair Grounds.
ST. LOUIS, May 23. The weather was
warm and track fast at the fair grounds
to-day. The favorite, Major Pelham, won
the Kindergarten stake for two-year-olds
at five fui longs with ease. He led the field
to the head of the stretch by six lengths
and Increased that distance to twelve be
fore the wire was reached. Old Stone came
second, one length in front of Walnut Hill.
First Race Seven furlongs: Icicle, 105
(W. Watson), 13 to 5, won; Detest, 87 (Hig
gins), 10 to 1, second; Sir Christopher, 103
(L. Spencer), 7 to 2, third. Time, 1:28.
Sting, Zirl, Ranchman, Bengal and Char
entus ran.
Second Five furlongs: Mafalda, 103 (D.
Austin), 13 to 5, won; St. Agnes II. Ill
(Dale), 5 to 2, second; J. W. O'Neill. 108
(Rutter), 12 to L third. Time, liMfe
Cognomen, Gus Heidorn and Herla ran.
Third Five and one-half furlongs: Flash
of Light. 102 (Bonner), 12 to 1, won; Deer
hunter, 102 (Calvert), 5 to 1, second; Mrs.
Wiggs. 104 (D. Austin). 10 to 1, third. Time,
1:09. Martin Brady, Marchioness, A. Judge,
Jim Crow, Duke Dashaway, Budweiser,
Stub and Maverick ran.
Fourth Five furlongs: Kindergarten
stake: Major Pelham. US (D. Hall), 8 to 5.
won; Old Stone, 118 (Troxrer), 4 to 1, sec
ond; Walnut Hill, 118 (W. Watson), 13 to
5. third. Time. 1:02. Matt Wadlelgh, Sartor
Resartus ard Ascot ran.
Fifth Six furlongs: Scorpio, 115 (Trox
ler). 7 to 2, won; Louis Wagner. 104 (D.
Hall), 7 to 2, second; Father Wentker, 103
(L. Spencer), 7 to 1, third. Time, 1:14.
Sixth Mile and seventy yards: Lunar.
Ill (Troxler), 7 to 5, won; Pathos, 89 (Bird
well), 15 to L second; Sardlan, 94 (M. Lowe).
20 to 1, third. Time. 1:44V. Varner. Dottle
Shute, Whitmorc. Irving Mayor, Countess
Clara, The Messenger, Blue Sea, Fonspray
and Pirateer ran.
Seventh Mile and one-sixteenth: Joe
Lesser, 110 (Dale), even, won; Orris. 105 (L.
Spencer), 8 to 5. second; Eda Riley, 103
(Wolff), 16 to 5, third. Time, 1:48. The
Way and Patromy ran.
Several Weil-Known Americana In
the Contest Serious Aceldenta
Feared A Society Event.
PARIS, May 23. Great crowds began to
assemble early this evening at Versailles,
where, before daylight to-morrow morning
the start of the Paris-Madrid automobile
race will be made. In many respects the
race will be one of the most remarkable
ever run, both from the number
and character of the contestants,
the prodigious power and speed
of the machines, and the probability of
record-breaking runs. Leading sportsmen
from all over Europe and many from the
other side of the Atlantic have gathered
here to see the performance, as it is fully
expected that the records of the Paris-
Berlin race in 1901 and the Paris-Vienna
race in 1902 will be far exceeded by this,
the leading long distance contest of 1903.
Owing to the participation in the contest
of a number of Americans, including V.
K. Vanderbilt, Jr., and Foxhall Keene,
great interest has been aroused among
Americans, especially the members of the
Newport set, who have arrived in large
numbers. Many fashionable parties of
Americans went out to Versailles in auto
mobiles and some chartered special trains.
Among the parties were those of Colonel
and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Oelrichs. Elisha Dyer, Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Trux
ton Beale, of Washington; Mr. and Mrs.
I'eiry Belmont, Captain Philip Leding, of
New York; Mr. HDd Mrs. E. C. Benedict,
of New York, who have just returned from
an automobile tour through the ChauteaU
district of the alley of the Loire; John
Biddle, of Washington; Mrs. A.'G. Bpreck
les, S. G. Murphy and Mr. and Mrs. Fre
mont Older, ot San Francisco.
The first stage of the contest is from
. t sallies to Bordeaux, "43 miles; the sec
ond, Bordeaux to Victoria, 20S miles, and
the third. Victoria to Madrid. 261 ml!es. It
i3 expected that Bordeaux will be reached
at noon to-inorn.w and the cont- fttanta
will rest there until Monday. The itr t b
from Bordeaux to Victoria will be run on
Tuesday and that from Victoria to Madrid
on Wednesday. The llrst arrival probably
will reach Madrid a beut noon Wed ;day.
Many persons fear that serious accidents
may happen owing to the terrific speed,
the ponderous weight of the late-st types
of motors and the great number of the
. entestants. It is expected that Kournler
and W K. Vunderbiit will make eighty
five miles an hour on the roads outfldc the
The Arne1: lean entries are: W. K. Van
derbilt. driving a ninety-two-h r-
machine; C. Gray Dir.smore, ninety-horsepower
machine; W. T. Dannat, the An
can artist, slxty-horsc-power machine;
Foxhall Keene. sixty-hore-poer ma
chaine. and Tod Sloan, a forty-horse-power
Shortly after midnight troops arrive! on
the scene and cleared the track, a total of
6,00 soldiers and 4,000 policemen being
stationed on the road.
The start in the race was made at a
3 Harter to 4 this (8uaday) meaning, t'harles
arrott. the Knglish automobilist, was the
firtt to receive the signal to go.
Y. K. Vanderbilt, jr.. had a bad start at
4:18 a. m. He presented himself at the
starting post a minute late, and there h,iI
a slight discussion which caused him to
lose another minute. He was reported to
have passed Rambouillet, twenty-eighth In
order, at 4:45 a. m.. going in fine form. He
was scheduled sixtie-th in order of starting.
Special PA JÄ K TIIKATlR Special
MONDAY, JUNE 1, at 7;45 o'Clock.
With Cast Including:
SKATS NOW ON 8ALK Knlire Orchestra
Mexa nine, $1.00; Cialiery, 50 cents; Ge neral
Holden Stock Company
The Fool
Prloest lOo, lOo, OOo. I3ciljir Mini
Everybody Ooea To The r
1 555
Afternoon and Evening, Sun
day, May 24, at 4 and 9 o'clock.
Afternoon and Evening
by the
Merry-go-Round, Pony
Boating and other
First-Class Restaurant
on grounds.
ADMISSION - - lO oenta
Reserved seats In pavilion, lOo extra.
TABLE D'HOTE DINNER Sundays, 1 to 4, TS.
Matinee every Saturday afternoon.
Two Performances Daily at 2:30 and 8 p. m. Rain or Shine
Gentry Bros.
350 Aristocratic Dogs, Ponies and Monkeys
2 Herds of Performing Baby Elephants and Camels
ADMISSION ir,o ;iiiil 2ffO
See the new and novel street parade on the principal streets 1C a. m. Monday.
Co witH the purchase of every
New tbinjf.1 In KVNAlMiir M KIU YS TK r-. BTAIfHOm, VKTOIUA8,
The Sunday Journal, by Mail,
(7 (0 nAf Annum
Original Company, Chorus,
t ostumes and Scenery
from Ar York.
Floor, 12.50; Box Saata, 13.00; Balcouy, IU0;
AdmUsion, il.UO.
'East Lynne1
of St. Arven
Indianapolis Military
Track, Shooting Gallery,
amusement features.
Welcome to all.
Beginning Monday, May 25
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