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s TWO CENTS. SATUEl,. EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 11, 1897. SATURDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. Ia 1 '1 'A 1 BIG TUNNEL. Arrangements Have All Been Made For Building New York City's Great Under ground Tunnel. PUBLIC IS SUKPKISED. Syndicate of Foreign and Amer ican Bankers Has Made All Contracts For Carrying on the Work. J. P. MORG AN IS IN IT. Deutsche Bank of Berlin and the A'anderbilts. New York. Dec. 11. It was learned last night that a big syndicate of New York and foreign bankers had been organized for the purpose of building the underground tunnel and that it had not only let ail of the contracts, but it had arranged with the Carnegie company for the iron and steel, besides completing all the other arrangements, such as the deposit of J5.O0O.C0O in cash to be ..made with the commissioners, says the Herald today. The syndicate was counting on a de cision being handed down by the appel late division of the supreme court ap proving the plans adopted by the rapid transit commissioners which is neces sary in lieu of obtaining the consent of a majority of the property owners along the line. The appellate division, however, did not hand uown a decision. fo that the rapid transit commissioners will not have an opportunity to award the contract before the close of the psesent administration. Careful inquiry among the bankers elicited the fact that the big syndicate is headed by the Deutsche bank of Ber lin and John A. Stewart, president of the I'nited States Trust company, the latter of whom, for the present prefers not to make known the interests that he represents. It is understood, how ever, that among them are J. P. Mor gan & Co.. and several leading bankers in Wall street. The names of the Van derhilts were also mentioned in con nection, their purpose, it is said, being to strengthen the New York Central's collections in this city and to make the proposed system a "feeder" to the big trunk line railroad. Mr. Stewart was approached in re gard to the matter and he assured the reporter that the interests back of him made a better bid. To show that they meant what they said. Mr. Stewart said that they had made nearly all of their contracts for the steel, iron and other materials to be used in the construc tion of the tunnel. They had arranged with the Carnegie company for the Fteel at $."j3 a ton. They had also picked out the chief contractor who was to su perintend the job and he had let the snb-eonti-acts to several well known men. -chiefly of this city. One of them will build the tunnel under the Harlem river, another the portion of the road above Ninetieth street on the west side and in like manner the other sec tions of the work have been allotted and it is known just what each portion is to cost. So far as the Deutsche bank of Berlin is concerned, it is be lieved in Wall street that that institu tion stands in the capacity of trustee for prominent American interests who do not .care to have their identity dis closed at the present time. Who they are is a matter of conjecture. Mr. Morgan has been on intimate terms with the German bank in connec tion with Northern Pacific and other railroad enterprises. So also have James J. Hill and Kdward Adams. Messrs. Price and Thomas, who are friendly to Mr. Hill are known to have an eye on rapid transit and it is report ed in Wall street that Mr. McLeod is waiting for another opportunity to em bark in some big enterprise. HUB BAUD RELEASED. Supreme Court .Finally Lets A. D. Hubbard Go Frea. A. D. Hubbard was released from the county jail today upon an order from the supreme court which in remanding his case for a new trial ordered the de fendant released. Hubbard is the ex-state president of the A. P. A. .who was tried and convict ed of embezzling $S,000. He was sen tenced to three years in the peniten tiary and was held in jail awaiting the iecisioii of the supreme court. Hubbard gut the money while acting as receiver of the Snow-Hamilton Printing company and failed to ac count for it properly. The court in ordering Hubbard dis charged says: "Receivers are not agents within the meaning of section J8 of the crimes act and are not subject to prosecutions un der the latter part of that section which provides in effect that if any agent Ehail neglect or refuse to deliver to his employer on demand money or other property which comes into his posses sion l y virtue of such employment, of , lice or trust, after deducting lawful fees and charges shall be punished for em bezzlement." Justice Johnston dissents In this opin ion. Hubbard has been quite sick with Fpinal trouble since he has been con fined in the county jail and several times his life has been dispaired of. He was injured by a fall about the time the alleged shortage was discovered. The "Dazzlsr" Pleased. Will "West has built up a clever char acter in V,is Ezekiel Pipes in "The Daz z'.er," and his work was received at the Crawford theater last night with the same uproarious applause that he has been receiving for several years. Last right he responded to an encore with "Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer." the song which has become a part of the char acter and which audiences expect him to sing every year. A fair audience saw "The Dazzler" last night and were satisfied with It. The piece occupies a foremost position in its class and con tains considerable entertainment. This year several burlesque features on"The Girl From Paris" are introduced. BANDITS WERE COWBOYS. Shooting of "Sandy" Collins Throws Light on Recent Holdups. Deming. N. M., Dec. 11. In an at tempt to hold up the westbound South ern Pacific train at Steins Pass. HO miles west of this place. "Sandy" Col lins was shot and killed by Express Guard Jennings. Previous to the arrival of the train four bandits rode into the station and held up and robbed Agent St. John and Section Foreman McMullen and at the same time cut all wires so no warning could be given when the train pulled into the station. Itobbers attacked the express car and ordered Messenger Adair to sur render. In the car were Express Guards Thacher and Jennings, ana when the leader of the robbers was shot in the head and instantly killed by Jennings, the other robbers at once mounted their horses and fled. The body of the dead bandit was taken to Tucson. The railroad company had been ex pecting trouble and had been employ ing express guards some weeks past. Officers are in pursuit of the remain ing members of the gang. The name of the dead robber has been ascertained to be "Sandy" Col lins. Collins until recently has been employed as a cowboy in the San Si mon valley ranges in eastern Arizona, and his companions instead of being the "Black Jack" gang as originally supposed, are now known to have been a band of cowboys, organized for the single purpose of the robbery which was attempted. The United States marshal and a posse were in the im mediate vicinity of Steins Pass pursu ing the "Black Jack gang," and they were at once notified and started in pursuit. The chances of the capture of the remaining three robbers is therefore good. The robbers did not even suc ceed in gaining an entrance to the' car. When they attacked the train, Express Messenger Adair and. the two guards, Jennings and Thacher opened fire. Col lins got in good range and was shot and instantly killed, whereupon the others fled. But little money was se cured from the station agent and sec tion foreman. The original "Black Jack gang" are still thought to be in hiding in their re treat in the Sierra Madras in Old Mex ico. MANSFIELD ARRESTED. Charged With Assault and Bat tery by His Dresser. Philadelphia, Dec. 11. Richard Mans field the actor, has been held in $600 bail to answer at court a charge of as sault and battery, preferred by John Metzger, of Cleveland, Ohio, who has been in the actor's employ as a dresser for the past seven years. Metzger testified before Magistrate Eizenbrown that the assault occurred on Tuesday, in Mansfield's dressing room at the Chestnut street opera house. Metzger was dressing him for "Prince Karl," when a button came off. Thereupon, he said, the actor lost his temper, called him a loafer and struck him several times in the lace. On Wednesday night, he testified, Mans field again swore at him and ordered him out, but the next afternoon he of fered him $100 to go away somewhere for four weeks. Attorney John G. Johnson, who repre resented Mansfield became his bonds man. The actor declined to make a statement at this time, but one of his close friends declared that the charge had been trumped up by parties who were using Metzger as a tool to perse cute Mr. Mansfield, and that the whole story was false. STAYED IN II1S CAR. Cleveland Stops Two Sours in Wash ington but Doesn't Leave the Train. Washington, Dec. 11. Former Pres ident C rover Cleveland arrived in Washington yesterday afternoon in the special Pullman car "Davy Crocket" attached to the regular westbound train on the Pennsylvania railroad. He was en route to South Carolina on a hunting trip. Although this was the first time Mr. Cleveland had been in Washington since he left the executive mansion last March, he did not leave his car during the two hours it was in the city. He was met at the Sixth street station by Capt. 11. D. Evans of the lighthouse board. Gen. A. McCook, Cnited States Marshal Wilson and two or three inti mate friends. TAKES LONDON BY STORM. Barnum & Bailey'3 Cirrus is Enthusi astically Received. London, Dec. 11. An enterprise from across the water which attracts much comment from the London newspapers is the Barnum & Bailey circus. In this case the comment is entirely and quite enthusiastically friendly. The heart of the distinguished pioneer of the circus, whose name this institution bears, the late P-T. Barnum, would be greatly gladdened were he alive to witness the splendid broadside of unsolicited adver tisement which is being showered upon the show. All of the London papers, even the portentous Thunderer, print columns of special articles descriptive of the prep arations under way at the Oiympia for the Barnum & Bailey debut, which is announced for Boxing day, description f the performers, the animals, the freaks and the executive ability which moves the combination and which is by r.o means its least interesting feature in English eyes. OSCAR WILDE'S PLAYS. They Are About to be Produced in London and in Paris. London, Dec 11. There is a contro versy over the question of Oscar Wilde's reappearance as a dramatist. A prom inent manager is preparing to produce his latest play under a thinly veiled pseudonym. Thereupon the St. James Gazette says: "The manager has fail ed to grasp the fact that this dramat ist's career at respectable London play houses must be considered closed." Paris, however, does not shaTe this antipathy. A theater in that city an nounces that a play, written in French by Oscar Wilde, will be produced short ly. In an interview published by the Oil Bias, Oscar Wilde declares the British will forgive anything in the case of one who amuses them. IS HELOST? Where is "Buffalo" Jones, the Intrepid Explorer? Last Heard From iu the Far Northwest Territory. His Brother Forwards the Last Two Letters OF HIS WHEREABOUTS. One Comes From Postmaster of Edmonton, Alberta Laud. Hope Expressed That He Will Winter Through. "Buffalo" Jones is lost. Whether he has perished in the snow drifts of the Northwest Territory or has taken up his habitation with friendly Indians, is not known. When "Buffalo" Jones an nounced last summer that he intended to make an expedition into the North west Territory, no one was surprised for people are used to the startling things Jones does. iV. C. Jones of Garden City, his brother, became alarmed and has writ ten many letters of inquiry. The re plies received indicate that there is hope that "Buffalo" Jones is still alive. Mr. N. C. Jones has forwarded two of the letters to the Journal. They are as follows: Edmonton, Alberta, Nov. 29, 97. N. C. Jones, Garden City: No report of Mr. Jones has reached here since date you mention, August 6, and it has not been possible to get any since. No bad news has been heard here. He will likely turn up with the first winter packet from the north. ALEX TAYLOR, P. M., Rushville, Neb., Dec. 4, 1897. N. C. Jones, Garden City: I today received a clipping from a Beaver City paper saying- that you wished to communicate with me about your brother, "Buffalo" Jones. I met him about the first of last September at Fort Smith, Northwest Tej-ritory, get ting along all right and unless some un foreseen accident happened to him the probabilities are that he is all right at present. I was about the last to come out of that country and think there is no au thentic news that could come out about him since I came. If you can tell me where the report came from and all you know about it. I can give you a good idea about the truthfulness of it, as I am thoroughly conversant with the country. W. D. ARMSTRONG. Buffalo Jones was last heard of at Saskatchewan, on the Canadian Paci fic railway. He wrote his Kansas friends that he would communicate with them from Prince Albert, tie ter minus of the railroad line 50 miles north, before he plunged into the wil derness lying between that point and Fort McMurray on the Athabasca riv er, 200 miles to the northwest. No mes sages or letters have been receiVl and the friends at Garden City fear that Jones and his party have been mur dered by the Indians or have perished from the cold. Buffalo Jones has visited that region before, when he brought to the United States a herd of 85 buffalo, but he did not go into the interior of the country after them. He purchased them from Warden Benson of Stony Mountain and received them at Manitoba, where they were loaded into box cars and shipped to western Kansas. In June of this year Jones fitted out an expedition to go to the great North west Territory to capture, if possible, a few specimens of musk ox, a rare ani mal that is only found in the arctic re gions of North America. His party consisted of four persons besides him self. These companions were cowboys who had been with Jones all the years he was experimenting with his buffalo herd in western Kansas. In addition to musk ox the party in tended to bring back some rare speci mens of fur-bearing animals from the arctic regions. Their proposed route from Prince Albert lay along the Churchill and Caraboo rivers and thence on to Fort McMurray. They started into the frigid wilderness -with ample provisions to last them through the winter if it was found necessary to remain there that long. SUICIDE EPIDEMIC. Five Cases of Self Murder ia Two Days in Kansas City. Kansas City, Dec. 11. An epidemic of suicide seems to prevail in Kansas City. There were three more cases of self murder yesterday. One man shot himself through the brain, because he was discouraged and morose. Anot her accomplished the same result by swal lowing carbolic acid, because he cotild not free himself from the whisky habit. Finally, a young girl took a fatal dise of laudanum-, because her father had forbiden her receiving attentions from a man she loved. This makes five suicides thus far this week. JOHN'S ACQUITTED. Jury Brings in a Verdict of Acquittal ' at 1:30. At 1:30 this afternoon the jury in the Johns murder case returned a verdict or not guilty. Johns was sitting at the south side of the court room when the. verdict was read, and he rushed up to Judge Hazen and shook his hand. He then ran to the jurors and repeated the handshaking while tears were stream ing from his eyes. The jury went out at 11 o'clock this morning after County At torney Jetmore had made the closing ar--gument. Henry Johns, who was a waiter at the Hotel Throop. shot and killed George La cey at the corner of Seventh street andi Kansas avenue. Lacey had been intimatev with Johns' wife. Grandmother Fell on Him. The 2 year old son of F. C. Sea.rs or kS38 Dillon street, suffered a fracture of, both bones of the left leg Thursday. He was in the basement at the Searsx home when his grandmother started; down stairs. She missed her footing and fell down, striking the child, who ; was at tne root or the stairs. She was" considerably bruised by the fall, and upon examination it was found that,! the child's leg had been broken. The) injured limb was placed in a. cast. MARTIN AT EMPORIA. The Evangelist Who Was Bun Out of yiorenca Arrives There. Emporia. Dec. 11. Evangelist I. Guy Martin, who leaped into prominence through his meetings at Florence, Kan., which place he left at the invita tion of a mob of citizens, arrived in Emporia. He was seen by a corres pondent yesterday. "You can do me a great favor," said Mr. Martin, "if you give a correct ac count of this Florence affair. I have just returned from a call on Rev. J. W. Huston, -D. D., of the Frst Methodist Episcopal church of this city. I know him -well. I mention this fact only in order that you may see him and learn that my story is correct. I went to Florence at the invitation of Rev. Mr. Mann, pastor of the Methodist Episco pal church, and began holding evangel ical meetings. Rev. Mr. Phelps of the Baptist church and Rev. Mr. Chris tian of the Presbyterian church, who is a graduate of Princeton, and well known in your city, took part in the meetings and made them union ser vices. The rest of the story has been told by the newspapers. "I unearthed the sinfulness of the city, impunged the mayor and council men who winked at it, went after A. C. Hinckey, the principal of the schools, who is a most ungodly man, and as a consequence an indignation meeting was called and measures taken to get rid of me. Finding that they could not prosecute me without uncovering the sins I charged them with, the authori ties sought my removal through mob violence. As a result I was escorted to the train by a committee of perhaps a hundred citizens. O, Florence is a most hospitable city," concluded the evangelist. "You will not return, then?" "Well, hardly," replied Mr. Martin. "I telegraphed them this morning to 'hold the fort, for I was not coming.' No, I have had quite enough of Flor ence. My destination is St. Joseph. "O, this is not my first experience of this nature, nor my worst. I got out of a Missouri town once in a very pre cipitate manner. Like the little boy, I was very glad I was alive. Still, I may say of Florence, 'There was a hot time in the old towy last night.' " After leaving MrJ Martin, the corres pondent sought Itrir. Dr. Huston. "I know Guy Martin well." said Dr. Hus ton. "Guy Martin is all right. I would use him myself. He is indorsed by men whose conservatism and good character are unquestioned." GAS BLOWS UP. Paul Zart Carelessly Strikes a Match Over Acetyline Gas Tank. Paul Zart, an employe of the Topeka Cemetery association, struck a match over an acetyline gas tank which he sup posed was empty in the cellar of the D. O. Crane residence at the cemetery yes terday afternoon. ,The tank was not empty, as 2art hupposeu', and today he has a badly mutilated countenance, while the Crane residence is not quite as solid on its foundation as It was before the match was lit. Zart was in the cellar removing one of the tanks to replace it with another, and struck the match to see his way out of the cellar. The tank contained consid erable gas, and the lighting of the match was signalled by a terrific explosion, which shook the stone residence and came near ending the life of the man in the cellar. He was thrown against the cellar wall by the force of the explosion, and pieces of flying metal struck him in the face, smashing in his nose. One eyelid was al most completely severed by a splinter of metal, and both eyes were badly injured. While painful, none of Zart's injuries is regarded as in any way likely to prove fatal, sUthough the loss of sight of one eye may possibly result. HANNA DOWN AGAIN. He is Taken Suddenly Sick at the Waldorf. New York. Dec. 11. Senator Hanna was taken suddenly ill in the Waldorf-Astoria last night and retired to his apartments. He arrived at the hotel from Washington at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Speaking of his health. Senator Hanna said today: "I have the influenza and not bronchial trouble. I have lost flesh, but that I could well spare." HER LAST NIGHT. Mother McKinley's Physician Thinks She Cannot Last Till Tomorrow. Canton. O., Dec. 11. Dr. Phillips left the bedside of Mrs. McKin'.ey shortly after 12:30 o'clock. He said she was slowly sinking away and that he did not believe that 24 hours of life remained for her. He thinks she will survive the day, but that death will come during the night. The president remains constantly at the bedside. The McClellan Wreck The remains of Engineer Frank N,ew ton, kiled and burned to a crisp in the McClellan wreck on the Santa Fe Pa cific, were found, only a part of the trunk, articles of clothing and keys leading to identification. The remains were accompanied to the old home of the deceased, Bloomington, 111., by Mrs. Newton and a friend of the dead engi neer, William Norman, also an engi neer. Only a small part of Engine Fireman Bert Sperry's body was found under engine No. 105. They were in closed in a casket and obsequies were observed In Winslow on Saturday. It is stated that four tramps were on the trucks of the freight cars, this on the authority of a fellow tramp. There is no evidence of their presence in the wreck. Phoenix (Ariz.) Republican. 2:15 p. m. Score: Miller, 2,047; Rice. 1.&03; Schinneer, l,940:Hale. 1.884; Wal ler, 1.838; Pierce. 1.773; Holden, 1.691; Gannon. 1,668: Enterman, 1.655: Elkes, 1,600; Kinz, 1,542; Julius. 1,419; Beacom, 1,260; Johnson, 1.224; Gray, 1.143. The best previous record for 134 hours was 1,819 miles, made by Hale. Membars of Irwin Lodge, 260, A. O. TT. W. Are requested to be at their hall at 2 o'clack Sunday, Dec. 12th, to attend the funeral of our late brother. Andrew Seller. Other lodges are cordially in vited. Ey order of F. V. BENSON. Master Workman. G. J. FLEISCH, Recorder. The Western Stars at First M. E. 1. church Monday eve. 2a cents. TO SEEKHEALTH. Dr. Gniborto Head a Large Car avan From Topeka Of People Who Are Suffering From Lung 4 Troubles. OUT IN THE OPEN AIR They Will Look for a Cure Sure . to Come By a Long Overland Trip Among the Mountains. Probably the most unique expedition that has ever been made since the ad vent of the railroad will start from this city early next May bound for Wyom ing and Colorado. It will be a "consumptive's caravan." a string of ten or twelve "prairie Pull mans" occupied for the most part by people whose lungs have become affect ed with the dread disease. It will be the latest attempt at overcoming tuber culosis, and restoring to health those who are affected and have not yet passed into the incurable stage. Dr. C. H. Guibor of this city, for sev eral years a specialist on diseases of the throat and lungs, is at the head of the scheme, and so far it is contemplat ed that at least ten prairie Pullmans and men and women to the number of 25 will leave this city in the first cara van. When Dr. Guibor's plan becomes known it is possible that people outside of Topeka will become interested, and the first caravan be much larger than now expected. Along in 1861, when a friend of Dr. Guibor made the trip from Illinois to Colorado in an oxen train, leaving his home a supposedly hopeless consump tive and coming back a robust and healthy man at the end of several months, the Topeka physician first be came impressed with the benefit to be derived by consumptives from an out door trip from a low to a high altitude. All these years the idea has remained with him, but up to the present time he has never been in a position to carry it out. Now he intends to make the trial, and believes that he can demon strate that this is the radical course to be pursued. The caravan will leave Topeka and journey toward the northwestern por tion of the state, passing through a corner of Nebraska and into Wyoming. After reaching the high altitude of Wyoming, the caravan will turn south and follow the mountain trails into Colorado. At the end of August or early in September it will disband on the line of the Santa Fe road in south ern Colorado, and the passengers will return to their homes by rail while the wagons- and paraphel iui, will be brought by the drivers and other em ployes of the caravan. The prairie Pullmans to be used will be similar to those now In possession of Clarence Skinner and will be built here. They will be equipped in the most comfortable manner for overland traveling and tents will be taken along for the pleasure of those who prefer to sleep under canvas at night. Every person who joins the caravan will be privileged to bring all the personal pos sessions he or she may care to. such as musical instruments, and several bug gies and driving and riding horses will also be taken along. In a word, the caravan will form a small traveling community the members enjoying all the comforts and advantages to be had at their homes. "By such a trip," said Dr. Guibor to day, the members of the caravan will gradually reach the high altitude beneficial to consumptives, and will not be switched from 900 feet above the sea level to 6.000 feet in a few hours. A person now leaves here one day and the next day is in an altitude several thousand feet above the altitude we are in. This is too much of a strain on the lungs, and as a consequence consumptives who go to drier climates always feel worse after arriving there than they did on starting. Sometimes the strain on the lungs is so great that it is weeks before any benefit results from the change. "Another thing in favor of overland traveling is the fact that the people will be out in the open country, and not confined to parks or certain walks as is the case at the health resorts where the very dust is impregnated with tubercu lar infection. At such places the ex pectoration of consumptives mixes with the sandy soil, and is taken up and blown about. This is responsible for the sudden change in patients who up to the time the change occurs are ap parently on the high road to recovery. All this will be avoided by the overland trip. The caravan will simply trail along slowly, stopping wherever there is any wisjrto stop, giving the members opportunities for fishing and hunting and the best sport of all kinds. If any of the people want to stop at a certain town, they can stop there, and if they wish to stop now and then at a hotel over night this can be done. It will be just the time of year when the most healthful food can be procured in abundance, and besides benefiting those who happen to be affected with con sumption, the trip will be one of the pleasantest summer excursions that could be taken. "No matter what scientists may say," continued Dr. Guibor, "the great thing that combats the encroachment of tub erculosis is stimulation of nutrition. Nothing stimulates nutrition like change of climate, and when consumptives commence to put on flesh they are starting on the road to health. For those who have not reached the point where nothing on earth will do them any good, such a trip will almost mean in every case an absolute cure," The people who are now contempla ted as members of the first caravan are with one cr two exceptions Topeka people, and while all are not con sumptives, there will be a number of invalids in the party. It will cost sev eral hundred dollars to equip and sup ply each of the prairie Pullmans, but no more than would have to be ex pended by a party in residing at a health resort for a period equal to the length of time of the trip. Dr. Guibor believes that in the course of a few years hundreds of people will be traveling over the plains and into the mountains in caravans for an over land trip into higher altitudes during the summer months. Will Entertain the Princa. London. Dec. 11. It is probable that Mrs. Ogden Goelet will entertain his royal highness, the Prince of Wales, on board the Mayflower during the Ri viera regattas MILLER NOW LEADS. Remarkable Endurance Shown by the Cyclers at Madison Square. New York, Dec. 11. When the last day of the six day bicycle race at Madi son Square Garden opened Miller ap peared a sure winner. Try as they might, Miller's pursuers were unable to cut down his lead. Now when the fin ish was almost in sight, they could only pedal away hoping that chance would accomplish for them what energy and endurance had failed to achieve. A hard struggle was in progress through the night and the early morn ing for second place. Rice, the Wilkes barre boy, despite the fact that he has been in great pain and by no means himself the last 24 hours rode on with Schinneer pursuing him like a shadow. Between 4 and 5 a. m.. Rice and Schin neer collided. Both fell from their wheels but neither was seriously hurt. About an hour after the two men slipped once more and it looked as if neither of them could continue. The trainers and the crowd rushed toward the rail where the two men lay half dead. The trainers had to fight their way through to get to their men. They placed the riders on their wheels and again started them on their way. A few minutes later Rice slid off his wheel and rolled down the incline, crashing into Enterman's wheel. En terman was thrown headlong. Rice's wheel was bent and broken, but anoth er wheel was quickly procured and the Wilkesbarre boy with an idiotic stare in his drawn face, wobbled around the track once more. After Schinneer and Rice had one more fall they were dragged from the track, and given a short rest. Hale, who has been gradually gaining upon Schinneer, was in good shape. The winnerof last year'scontest showed few signs of the strain which he had under gone. It was confidently prophesied that he would finish fourth or better. Waller will probably secure fifth place. About 3,000 persons stayed all through the night at the garden and watched the fifteen men in their re markable exhibition of human endur ance. Score at 11:15 a. m. : Miller 2026. Rice 1929, Schinneer 1903, Hale 183S, Waller 1795, Pierce 1735, Golden 1648, Gannon 1617, Enterman 1612, Elkes 1580, Kinz 1510, Julius 1388, Beacom 1226, Johnson 1189, Gray 1125. The best previous record for 131 hours was li79 miles made bv Hale. Rice and Miller were off from 10:25 to 11 o'clock. TIED TO THE RAILS. Robbers Bind Their Victim to the Railroad Track. St. Louis, Dec. 11. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Carthage, Mo., says: At Gulfton. the junction of the St. Louis & San Francisco and Port Arthur railroads, a man named Hinsnian, from Mon.ett, was held up and robbed of $17 by three highwaymen last night. After taking his money the robbers marched their victim down the 'Frisco track and. binding his hands and feet, tied him to the rails to be mangled by the first passenger train. Fortunately for Hinsman. several people came along the track soon after and released him. YICIOLS SCHOOLBOYS. Wichita Youth Attempts to Lynch Another for Slandering His Sister Wichita, Dec. 11. Frank Robbins, a 14-year-old school boy, with some few schoolmates, tried to lynch Ward Fish er for slandering his sister. Fisher was called out of school and Robbins mounted his pony and threw a lariat rope at Fisher, who dodged it, but was catight by the arm and dragged 100 feet. Fisher's flesh was badly larcerated and he was left for dead. The teacher. Miss Burns, having cut the rope, knives were drawn by the pupils and only the pleadings of the teacher kept Fisher from being murdered. The excitement was so intense that school was dismissed. The matter has been referred to the school trustees for ad justment. Fisher's parents say they will bring suit. GALENA LOCKS GONE. A Great Ice Floe Sweeps Them Out. Galena, 111., Dec. 11. A flood caused by heavy rains has practically de stroyed the government locks at the mouth of the Galena river. The locks were built seven years ago at a cost of $100,000. The damage was caused by a great ice floe swept down the river by a flood. STEALS 93 PENNIES. Tramp Bob3 the Mo, Pacific Depot at Salina Captured at a Pray er Meeting. Salina, Dec. 11. Ben Wilman, the tramp who broke into the Missouri Pa cific depot here Thursday and robbed the office of 93 pennies, will be given a term in prison. The tramp bought a meal at a lunch counter and paid for it with pennies and was thus identified. The police found him in prayer at the Salvation Army with the rest of the pennies and a railroad folder in his pocket. Mail Contracts Awarded. Washington, Dec. 11. Contracts have been awarded for carrying the mails in covered screen wagons, mail messen gers, transfer and mall station ser vice for the term July 1. 1898. to June 30. 1902, as follows: Emporia, Kan., David A.Stafford. Z00; Lawrence, J. A. Craft. $693; Leavenworth, J. C. John ston. $1,064.80; Paola, N. B.Haynes.$430; Topeka, C. Tt. Huchins, $1,128; Welling ton, E. A. Chilton, $574. Wichita X. Iff. C. A. Building Sold. Wichita, Dec. 11. This afternoon the Scottish Rite Masons purchased the Y. M. C. A. building for $20,330. The Ma sons will take possession on the first of the year. They wiil expend about $10, C00 in remodeling the building. A five years' lease will be given the Y. M. C. A., free of rent. The Y. M. C. A. build ing was owned by the Presbyterian board of ministerial relief. Don't fail to hear Prof. Palmer of Washburn college, reader; Miss Dent, soloist; Miss Clarke, violinist; Miss Tyler, harpist, and Mr. Caveny. cray on artist, at First M. E. church Mon day eve. Tickets 25 cents. Scott & Scott, The Cremerie, 726 Ave. SOUGHT DEATH. Amos C. Martin Commits Sui cide Today In Annie Ragan's Resort on ' Lower Kansas Avenue. TOOK CAIiBOLIC ACID. When Found the Body Was Yet Warm. Had Told Several That Meant to Kill Himself. He Amos C. Martin, a barber who has had charge of the Fifth Avenue hotel barber shop for the past five months, committed suicide this morning in Mme. Annie Ra gan's house on the second floor of 23 Kansas avenue. When discovered at 11:13 o'clock in the second room of the house his body was yet warm and a strong odor of carbolic acid pervaded the room. At that time Josephine Beckes, an inmate of the house, entered the room. She found Martin lying in the bed In a cramped po sition. He appeared rs if he had died in great agony. In his clothing a small bot tle labeled carbolic acid was found. The discovery of the suicide caused the wild est excitement in the house. The polite were immediately notified. Coroner West, erfield arrived at 11:35 o'clock and viewed the remains. He ordered them taken to De Moss & Penwell's morgue, and toe St charge of the personal effects found in the dead man's clothes. Last evening Amos C. Martin quit work early. He was joined by "Johnny" Reed, who formerly was a waiter at the Fifth Avenue lunch room. The two started down town together and went to several resorts on lower Kansas avenue. Sometime last night Martin went to Mrs. Ragan's house, where he spent the night. At several places where he stop ped he declared his intention of commit ting suicide. His companion would change the subject and endeavor to keep his mind off the subject of self-destruction. He became very much intoxicated during the evening. Cleorge Elliott, a barber who works in the Fifth Avenua barber shop, said today: "I roomed with Martin. He didn't get home last nifiht. but I did not think much about it. He was in the habit of drinking some. I have heard him say that he was filing to kill himself. He told me yesterday afternoon that he would." Kd De Moss, in whose employ Martin was, said: "Martin began working in our shop about five months ago. His home is in Miami, Mo. I think he is about : years of age. So far as I can learn, ha was a single man. He was a fine ba:V r. For the past four weeks he bus been sick." Amos C. Martin, was a member of tie Ancient Order of pyramids. His mber ship card was in his pocket today when the body was found. Also there were other papers and letters, all of which are in the possession of Coroner Wester field. Coroner Westerfield said of the case: "When I entered the room I noticed a strong odor of carbolic acid. The man looked as if he had taken poison. 1'pon examination I found that he had prob ably taken carbolic acid, from the bottle I found in his clothes." The inquest 13 being held this afternoon. Mrs. Annie Ragan. the proprietress of the house, pays a J2." license fine to the police department once a month. FUAYOR IN AN APRON. Takes Part in a Novel Men's Entertainment Last Night. Mayor Charles A. Fellows last even ing donned a white apron and played the part of waiter at the First Method ist church. He was a good one too, and he didn't get a single order mixed, didn't break a dish, or spill coffee on the guests. Mrs. Fellows must have had him well in hand, for several weeks, practicing. He had the pleas ure of serving Porter S. Cook, with a substantial meal. There were others, too. The occasion of this innovation was an entertainment and supper given, by the young men of the church. In, the room west of the kindergarten room of the church the refreshments were served. Jno. V. Abrahams in a neat fitting black suit affably received the guests and showed them to seats. He ordered the waiters here and there. His title was "head waiter." The fol lowing young men of the church, all wearing white aprons, were the wait ers: Mayor Charles A. Fellows, J. E. Maxwell, Dr. J. P. Lewis, E. H. Ander son, Percy Walker, Dr. W. B. Swan, C. A. Johnston, Earl Ca-se, Frank Ed son. J. G. Strickler, Hugh Henner and Will Moore. The refreshments con sisted of sandwiches, olives and coffee. Several hundred people were served with refreshments by the men. A mu sical programme was given in which. W. F. Roehr played organ solos. Messrs. Paul and Cowdry played a sax aphone duett, and Walter Noble and Paul Torrington sang a duett. Frank Weightman entertained the audience with some of his comic impersonations and songs. The entertainment was a success. To Teach Deaf Mutes Speech. Washington, Dec. 11. The house committee on education has reported favorably the bill to aid the cstabl sh ment if homes in states and tci-ritor.es for teaching articulate speech and vo'ca language to deaf children before they are of school age. It is easy to catch a cold and just as easy to get rid of it if you commence early to use One Minute Cough Cure. It cures coughs, colds, bronchitis, pneu monia and all throat and lung troubles. It is pleasant to take, safe to use and sure to cure. G. W.Stansfield, C,'i2 Kan sas avenue. To Cura a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. Concert Roehr's Music store this evening.