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loop district. In the maze of
traffic it quickly lost its pursuers.
At the corner of Wabash and
Monroe, Policeman Sticken no
ticed there was no tail light on
the machine and ordered the men
to halt. Re entered the machine
and told them to drive to the First
precinct station on LaSalle street.
The chauffeur started the car
west on Monroe street. At State
one of the bandits jumped -from
the car. Sticken. knowing- noth
ing' of the robbery, did not-pursue
him. When the. auto reached La
Salle street, Sticken ordered the
driver to turn north. Instead he
continued to Fifth avenue.
When halfway between Mon
roe and Madison streets on Fifth
avenue, one of the bandits slug
ged the policeman over the head
with a -blackjack. Another push
ed him from the car. Sticken fell
on his head, and was dazed for an
Calmly standing on the run
ning board, one of the bandits
fired three times at the prostrate
officer. Sticken returned the fire.
He was injured in the fleshy part
of the thigh. After wounding
the policeman the bandit ran into
an alley and escaped.
The second bandit deserted the
car and fled down Fifth avenue,
firing at pedestrians. After his.
two pals had escaped the chauf
feur boldly drove past the cross
ing officer at Madison and Fifth
avenue. The noise of elevated
trains had prevented this police
man hearing the shooting.
A big crowd gathered around
Sticken. It was then that the
other policeman learned what
had happened. He pursued the
auto, which was rapidly disap
pearing up Fifth avenue. At
Water street it was found stand
ing against the curb. The chauf
feur had escaped.
HERO OF FIRST TRIPLE PLAY WORKS FOR UNCLE SAM
Holding a good position in the
department of agriculture, Wash
ington, D. C, is a blonde individ
ual of comfortable flesh, who an
swers to the name of Paul A.
He is the hero of the first unas
sisted triple play in baseball the
Paul Hines of the Prpvidence
Grays in the days of "Old Hoss"
Radbourne the mighty pitcher;
of Manager Frank C. Bancroft,
now business manager of the Cin
Well preserved, genial, a com
fortable looking business man,
Paul A. Hines little resembles the
dashing outfielder of three dec
Hines is at home in Washing
ton. He was born there 57 years
ago, and when he closed his base
ball career it was natural to re
turn to the district whose citi
zens have no more franchise than
a kill-i-loo bird.
Hines began his baseball ca
reer in 1870 with the pld Nation
als of Washington and for three
years played with this club. Then
he joined the Chicago White
Stockings and from 1874 to 1877
was one of that great wrecking