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Arrangements Have All Been
Made For Building
New York City's Great Under
ground Tunnel.
Syndicate of Foreign and Amer
ican Bankers
Has Made All Contracts For
Carrying on the Work.
Deutsche Bank of Berlin and the
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where is "Buffalo" Jones, the
Intrepid Explorer?
Last Heard From iu the Far
Northwest Territory.
His Brother Forwards the Last
Two Letters
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
"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."
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.
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."
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
The president remains constantly at the
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
Master Workman.
The Western Stars at First M. E.
1. church Monday eve. 2a cents.
Dr. Gniborto Head a Large Car
avan From Topeka
Of People Who Are Suffering
From Lung 4 Troubles.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
A Great Ice Floe Sweeps Them
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.
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
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.
Amos C. Martin Commits Sui
cide Today
In Annie Ragan's Resort on '
Lower Kansas Avenue.
When Found the Body Was Yet
Had Told Several That
Meant to Kill Himself.
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
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.
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
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

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