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I IGreate Greatest Greate reatelt T st Adept Ad e ept pt at the
Art rl pf of f Gun GunPlay Play in
the theCpuntry Country
t f
rEW EW YORK has adopted ndopted2 a peace
N NEW measure
Bat Bat1rasterson Masterson the thegre greatest est
gun fighter In 1nthe the country counttyls Is
coming coIi l gtot to the 1enie metrppPlls ruetrop Qpolls lls as Un united ited
States 6ta ates t ts s deputy mars marshal hal He was vms re ¬
cently cent1ys selected selec le tedfor t ed for tbisofficeby this office byt byiMarshal Marshal
IfenKell HenkellThe The action tiQI is issomewha somewha t tstinllar similar
to that of Congress when it Itpassed It passed a
QiOOOOOO QiOOOOOOapPtopr 5QCOpOOQ approprition apPtopr ittoJ bIll for national
defenses defe ies and lldcalled ca lled It it a a au apeace u peace peace meas
= lire i1t re s shortly short1yafter after the blowing blowingup up of
the battleship Maine
In tho West v st the turbulent days da ys when
Bat at and his gun g un were weteindemand In demand to to keep kee p
the tlicpeac peace are gone gOIleAsaru1etlIng8ar gone As a rule things are
as quIet West Westo of the Mississippi as1 as a
Sunday Sundayaiternoon afternoon Ina in a New NewE England land
village In recent years Bat has amused
himse hlmsel lf with witha a little litt e business some some
gambling zrrt ln g ventures and nd a good deal of
sport jit t last the tbeEast East has become too t o
bad to do without him Bat has ha been
summoned f to deal a t gently ge ntly but b t firm firmlyw ly with 1th
the fb unruly nruIYforeI foreign elcment the mafia
c Bi arid ci the lawless IawlessmilUonalres millionaires of o New N W
Tork York
Probably Probably rob bly no ootler other man man alive has had
so ov o varied I d and andexcJUng exciting a career careera as Wil ¬
liam JI ri Barcla Masterson 1fast rson known to to the
world worl by 1 Y that sweet sweetname nameBat u uBat Bat Buf ¬
falo faJol1untercwPUn hunter cowpun cowpuncher cher Indian In dian fighter
offic officer er r of th the la I iw = manager managero of prize
tights IJgh guardian of a a millionaires s s p prec c ¬
ious 9US life and n newspaper ew sp a pe rc correspondent orr es pond e nt ntare
are among the long list list of his vocations
In Theach each and everyone every one he bas been a
success He 1Iel1a has the tl1erespect respect of QfalJ aU the
anon nen with whom he has come Irr con ¬
tact Pres PresIdent ident Roosevelt Is said to be
an ail admirer a mlrer of this square plain plaiQm tnan n
with milia a quick band and a sure sureev eye ey More lore
over It is reporttd that Bat Battwes o twes es his
present appointment to the thep President ident
ihnself who strongly recommended d him
tor or the place
> Jg
A Good Bad ad1tta1 Mao
Like LikemJst most bad ad men Bat Masterson
Is good This does not mean mean that there
are wlnssprputlng wings sprouting from his shoulders
nor ItOrthat that he hecnn
can qualify as asagospel a gospel
shark But he has ha many sterling sterIlngvIr vir
turcs among which hleh honesty and courage
are a prominent He has killed kilJedmany many men
never unfairly and nndeither either in selfdefense
or when It wits necessary to get In the
Srst Irat shot to keeprom keep eep from losing 10singhlsuWD his own
lIf life Many stprfes stori s have been circulated
about bQut the number of notches in his pet
gun each eachon one representing a life but
It tt is iscons conservatively rvnt1vely estimated that he
Has killed twentyeight tw ptyelght white Wl itemcnNo + men Np N
body knows how many Indians and such
Ilk have fallen ral1e 1before before his 45 It Is ssafe safe
to tos say y that vrhere v hereBatMasterson here 4 4Bat Bat Masterson is
known he does dOC ofsnot not have to fire
Bat Jiasterscn lasterBCJ11S is not a a a big man He
Is s rather short and stocky though in the
old o14days days he vias more slander and sin sJti ¬
ewy ewy He has a pleasant 1 Sant goodnatured d
face If t its true that th the eyes yes are are the th
best mirror mJrT > r pf the t1lmans mans self sellas as many
declare de lare surely Bat > Mastersons 1Iast rgons are
no exception to the the rule They rheyare are
frank rank and open but bptco1 cold and a d calm His
IB tsl1hard jiliard eye eye for fprnscouodrelto a scoundrel to meet Al ¬
though t ough he Is decidedly a al noticing Qti lng man
he beappcars appears to move m lt his hiseyes eyes slowly lowlyand and
deliberately Those hose blue eyes ey of his do
not flit and fi flaih h nil around a a thing but
In tnll a a calm glaiice he takes In all the de
tails ta11satol1ccHls at once His voice volcels Is low and his
Whole demeanor denotes modesty
Bat 13 t Starts West
Bat Mast Masterson rspn was wa born In Illinois
fifty ftftyy years ar ago He went West Ve t to the
prairies prajrlcsas as a mere boy boyand and worked orkcd as a
buffalo hunter hun l for Beverly RIce R1c For
this thfscxcltIng exciting sport he Jleshowed showed a i1ll natural tural
fitness fttnesswlllcl1 which experience ripened into
wonderful wQtidcrfuls skill idJl The animals were killed
In those da days sfor for their thelrJ1idesMaster hides Master
cons stunt was thirty buffalosn buffalos a n day daynot not
because usche he wasnt nbletj able to kill more but
because thirty hides a day was all he
and his hlsman man could ould handle
The lad la became bocame an unerring shot hot With
a buffalo gun gUnnnd and a a twoounce buljet bullet ul1ot
the best IJt IJtst st he heasltcd as asked ked for was a fair shot
at t4oQYards t 40Q j OQ yards yardsalmost almost a aquarterot quarter of a mile
and the shot always went home in the
Vital spot pottbaft pot abaft theshoUJder the shoulder
Men M n ripen rapidly under these condi ¬
tions UC lS By the time he was twenty twen ty Mas ¬
terson terS Q11 had ad been marshal marshalot of two or three
jt fUv F lively ly border order townS and had been requi ¬
sitioned into service at Dodge City Clt 1 Ford
county co o nty Kan an
This ThiSwas was when Dodge DOl c City was
v vfocd good goo d Fort Dodge was wasoply only a few
znlles ml cfiJnwayandt sway and the o town wac wm the end
of th the trail tra I for the grazing country COttn try The Th
< EOlders 1101 efsOr of the fort f rt and the cowmen from
the pla pla ins used tQ to meet In the the5tleets streets of
Dodge Dodgeandsho and shoot t each other up The
border gamblers made madepr prey y of t both
and the saloons sa1oonsand and gambling gam Un houses
were wereaconst a constant I tfto source rceorIn of interestothe tcrestjothe
student of human nature in Int11e the rough ro gh
Mastersons assignment was W wa astOi to i re ¬
i press disorder and an dregula regulate te gambling
Everybody Ev rybody carried arrledag a gun nnndniostof and most of
them were werede dead t dshots shots It ItWasa was a Ques qu es ¬
I tion of who got iot the drop The situation situ aU m
was a Sf further urth e rc complicated O m Pllcat ed by b the t he pres pr es ¬
ence of numerous Greasers and Black
I Heart Indians knowing np n law and
with extremely rudimentary ideas of
the rights of of t life and property
In In the way of business Masterspn
I naturally incurred incurr ed the the enmity enm ity of the
most disorderly disorderIyelements elements of the com ¬
munity His life was n3S a thing thlngmuch much
sought after by day da y and by night He
represented re presented Inwand law and order rdCt The en ¬
forcement forcementfth pf the law has been beenhs his busi bus ¬
ness for the greater great rpar part t of his life
U hf I US I
I la I Xeadville
I At Atone one ne time tlmeBats Bats footsteps led him to
issadville JlCa 1 VIlle another toughest toug h e 5t camp ca mp on
earth There he fell in in with Bat
1 1JlCa Morlarity orIarltyan another ther Trojan of the un ¬
written epic of otthe the West
rh rhsBat This sBat Bat was long on diamonds fur
I overcoats and an d 18carat 18 carat gold watch chains
I and ands short ort on early education edu edueatI cnU n no o He H struck
it immensely rich and used to run his
mines on n nsystemof a system systemof of his own When
he wanted d to find the time on one of
his gold watches watches hed stroll into lntoa a a
saloon and say
< Its that coold an the snows that
bright brightI I cant ca ntayth ay ayther ther cr git gJ t out me watch Wa tc h hor
or see it Wud WUdY ye mind takln takinltout it out
an tellin me the time
Once he heshPutedd shouted down own the shaft 5ha t of his
Hello i there How many of yez is
below belo w
Five came UP up the answer
Well the half of yes ezcome come up
Well V ell Bat Masterson lIas tersori met metBatMQriar Bat Mpriar
ity it and the two Bats flitted flIttedfotlh forth Into
I the night At Wymans WYrnansdance dance dancehall hall Wy VY
man maIl himself himgelfhe he called himself the
worst man on earth this Wyman WymanIn In ¬
troduced these two two leading citizens to to
John JohnL ohn L Sullivan John L then at the
very ery eryC eryI1P C apex I1P of ofhls his greatness was wa i in town to vln d n
on ana a sparring sparr1ngtoura tpurs tour The 10000 lOQooaot foot alti ¬
tude of Leady Leadylllehad Leadvihle ille had alreeady alreead affected
John I L Even in those days the thechnmp champ
was susceptible to altitude Even Ev n the
sea level of New York had Seen known c
to go to his head h ad
Downs John L
John L L said something somethlr unpleasan t
and almost profane about the C climate
of otColorado Colorado Everyone was charmed to
hear the champion championev even n notice the cli ¬
mate mateall all but Bat Masterson In his his
tantaliz tantalizing ing courteous way ay he asked
John L Lto to r repeat the ther remark mark
John L sa said id something somethlIlgwhlch which being eing
expurgated was to the effect that Uiathe he
j didn didny didnt didntchaWhi y t chaw his S cabbage c abb age twice tV ice r rTocm To Tocm em
i phapizc his remark and show that he
I was wasreally > really John JohnL L swung sungat at Bat Mas
iterson tCrson the thece1ebratedSuJUvan celebrated Sullivan swing
But Bat wasnt there He H had ducked
And as John L came camebackto back backto to his fight
jirig Ingpose Ing pose Bat B atcountered countered in the t1 t1esOlalPl esOlalPl solar solthplex plex
I I us with the nozzle of his hlstortyfour fortyfour
Clicking the hammer suggestively sugg stlvelY with wIth
his l1fs thumb thum b Bat inquired Inquir d
i How about the climate of Co Colorado lorado orado
Fine said John L
And Bat Moriarity was moved to buy
all the altitude in Wymans place
That Dodge City MixUp
The most celebrated case in inwhI whle whI
Masters Mastersonwas pn m was involved was > the the ne killing lifU ng
of the outlaw Wagner Wagnerandhls and his partner
at Dodge City Masterson had remov removed d
to Arizona and ncl the citizens citizens of oDodge Dodge
notified noUfiedhlm him that Wagner had hadthreMen threaten ¬
ed edto to kill Ed Masterson brother br other of o
Bat Batwho who had succeeded the latter as
marshal It t happened singularly
enough that the fight ftghtwas was on when
Bat Bat stepped off the train at Dodge e
He had his sixshooters workingbeor working before
the train halted Batwith Bat with Tils brother broth r
I dying d lngat at his feet fcetkHled killed both the l lead ad ¬
ers ersot of the outlaw crowd and blotted
out 01 t the gang ga nS Peace was wasraestabllsh reestablish
ed c d in inodgcCfty Dodge City and Bat Batvient went back
to to Arizona
V f ti
Saves an Actress
< Bat used to have a place called the
Crescent Cres centatDe atDenyer v r It was the best in
town townThen Then he owned the Jockey Club
in Loriiner Lorixnerstreet street He Henever never never drank any
thIng hard hard seltzer seltz r was Ills favorite
He was looked upon as nssqua1e square and
was as always la a found upon ui > n the side of law
and order
He c loved rattlesnakes ratt1esnakctsmre more than sure sure
thing t hIng gamblers gamblersand1u and lie e lacted acted accord ¬
The affair at Nelly Prices prlcc3ghcsthe s gycs vcs the
range of Bat B t clean cle n through t ro gb There
Famous Farn us for Encounters
WithDesgeradQes WithesR radoes in
the West
was a little actress there thereEffie Enie Moore by
name name a delicate de tieate bit of ofaJhingandwe a athing thing and we
all pampered her some but one day
there therecnme came to town a greaser Tony ony
i something or o other otherabarberHe a barber He fell
ilr in love l vo with the girl and he lav lavished ished
his pile upon her lie llefinally finally Saw saw that
i he was wasQu on a llwrong wrong trail trallal1d and what does
he do but show up at at thehurdyguroy the hurdygurdy
one night a good deal the wo worse rSe for
Mexican i irum rum and apple whisky w hIsky
u Bntwasseated Bat was seated sea ted In In Nelly N lIyPrlcesbox Prices box
i Frpm From where Where he he sat sat he had ha d3cvleWOf a view of
the th greasers grcruers box bpx
Miss Blue Emewassecn was seen tocnter tp enter the box
and jokes w were re passed about the sad s d
affair of oithe the greaser AU All thought of
i Effie and andhercompanIonwas her companion was lostwh lost when n
ibanga bang a shot rang out there t h hre re was a a
i scream from fromthe the box bo opposite opposlteandth and the
1 Mexican 1 f feDC eDC an fell ell dead deJl < l at the th e girls feet feetNo No
1 one onesawBat saw aw Bat draw the th gun Only On I the
flash was wasseen seen but ut VTiien wrien the theman man was
picked pi kel1upther up there was a a hole in his neck
an and d a a knife in his hand Bat hud
saved the girls life
Batsvlodesty Bats Modesty i
There was wilsa a party of newspaper newspapermen men I 1en
who went out to Nevada phce oncetowr once to wr write ite
thlngsa things about out < Bat BaJ but he was no
poser and would would wouldnotopepupfor not notopepupfor open up for
them They told him of the money moneyC C they
wou WO would ifi ri shs t oujt 1t of it all of 0fIt it lost if he
refused U UBat Bat dove Into his pockets
drew out out4aU 4 4all all he had hadand and said s id You You
fellers can can havo3 of this Ifou If you like llk likeI I
need the other dollar myself
That was Bat Batsquare square as a a die and
Bat Bathad had no nO use for ora a good go d many of
the fighting ftghtlngcowpunchers cow punchers that thathv hovered ered
about abo t Fort Fort Scott and and DOdge City but but
he never neverserit sent any man below ground
except cxc pt it was due time for or him to go
Bat was with Miles as as a alleutcnant lieutenant
ands and scout out in the th Cheyenne country was w
buffa buffalo lo hunter on the Cinnamon river
ran ran faro at Denver held the watch for
Jake Kilrain when he fought Sullivan
at Richburg lchburg He was ah official official in the
first prizefight between Sullivan and
Corbett and later a t ttbefight tho fight between
Corbett and Fitzsimmons
Stopped Pr PnsonerFromWindow isoner From Window
One day Bat was detailed to watch
a gentleman who had gone afoul afoulof < of the
sheriff in Denve r l The man asked < Bat
to let him have a little private talk tnlkwlth w with ith
his wife Bat was W 5 courteous for the the
ladys ladyssakc sake consented and the thegentJe gentle ¬
man drew away a rod or two toward
the t o window The Thew window Jndowwas was three
quarters of a story from the street
In a moment when Bat was waslighUng lighting
his hlsclgar cigar the gentleman made a sudden
spring from fro n the th window in iIJto Into to the street treet
and ran pellmell
The gosh osh darned fool drawled drn wled
Bat Thais Thn the way wayheprlies he heprizes prizes friend ¬
ship hlph hey y
He FIe lean leaned d imt qptthere t there was w ws s the crack of
a a Colt ColtguniJlndBat gun and Bat left the wIndow window
leisurely lei urely oBservihg oostrvl g to o Dr3wfft Dr Swift Doc j
theres a f fellow lw hurt down at the cor ¬
ner I Iguc guess shene he needs ne ds you u I
g f
How Hqw Ba Bat t Was Scared Sc lrea
j r Once Bat at Masterspn lfast rsQn was was scared
Tell U fi with wlthbated bated breflth breath Just once o nce
in the memory of man this thl phenomenon p cnClmenon
occurred A horse thief had been tear t a
ingthlngsuplnNcw Ing things up in New Mexico He had h d
gotten n naway away with wlthenough enough horses tostatt to start
a a a racing stable st1 lo in Alexandria lexandriacounty county
but he counted without the redoubtable
Bat Bat chased said thief until
he was was blue in the face and he had
acquired a thirst you youcouldeut could cut with
a knife Ho chased chasedllmout him out of New
Mex Mexico ico co across Texas Tex as Indian Territory rrltOT
Arkansas and into Tennessee
As s Bat was riding rldingocarelessly carelessly along
the theroac1to road to Memphis with his hi shooting
irons handy hnndyhowoverl1ecame however he came abreast
of a lonesome graveyard graveyarjIt It was night
and the themoon moon was dodging behind 6c oc
casionarclouds caSlonal caSlonalt t lo d3N Now owBa Bat t to o had b dalways always
remarked rcmarkedthathe that he had ha < ample respect for
graveyards even though none noneoftbe o of the
inhablta lnhahitant5 hts n are areinacondltfon in a condition to draw
a afin fine bead e dbu o but ho had never been
afraid to pass the lonesomesf lonesomestgraye grave ¬
yard in inKausas Kansas at any an time of ofdaor day or
night When Wbenhehad he had almost passed this
particular yard and was thinking that
he would wou ld soon be in town and was
trying to decide what beverage bev rag to tocaH call
for first he saw coming toward him l1ima a
tall ta1Jbla black k figure
Now ts t tail ili l1 black blackfigtJr figures s as asllruledo a rule dp
not stand sl nd onetwothree with Bat 13a V
r < < > C
The GaPky Age
I cannot dO my m hair upon my m head nor nor
down downlnc in cur c tt ur rls ls <
I Iea cannot 1pot go to dances dt1n 5s yet et eti = nor nor ijl play Y with ih
little girls girl > > i
Im not notilllowcda allowed a novel novelsuch such as Sister
Sal1 Sally reads v c
Xobody X bodgJrtowthe knows the awful awf l life a persoh
like ine ne leads leai s
ijpbpdy NObo Nobody d knows kn m pW pws f fthetfrs the thetfrs tirsomness tirsomnessot nness of f pas J Pi > c
r rc c JngUJ ins through roug1thls this stage i + CC
When 1t hel1 f Tgirl glflsit 5s at at the th gaw gawky ky and un unin lh
Jcrestlngnge tcrestiris teresti g age
The ilt hQ cunning cU cun IlryPthil1gsT hingthThI thTnggI use used d to tosn sny ar flro bnt l1 flL
cunning Cu1Qingan any more more mo ie y >
ISIo o matter w whatI what hat I tallabout talk a abOut bout I seem i5ee to
C bj baa c ce e a bore b re
My Iy legs and arms and hands handsanQ and fe feet t
ii c dontscem don seem to be myown m own =
And < every very one I Imeet meet remarks My M
How lJ W 1hnt hat child chi1dhasgTown has grown
r J feel just like an ananlmgl anSmal animell In n sotnegtlt some gilt
circus clrcuscage cage
For Iam I am at the gawky and uninterest unhlterest ¬
ing in ingage age i f f
They 1Jtc w wonder oIJderhow onder how Im m turning out If
Ill be plain or pretty
Then T cnBrother Brother Tom points at my legs
and laughs laughshe he thinks hes witty
And AndJohnnv Johnny calls my m my pla fted hair hplra a
funny funny little little lump lu mp
Ana Sally SaIIYcries cries 4 Oh Ohdo do walk straight
I 1 blJeve you have hi ve a ahump hump
They never never guess Im writing writingin In lifes
book book the saddest page
Because Im Impt at the thegqwky gawky and uninter ¬
eating age age
Y i1
Just Jpstwalt wait till I ram am twenty venty I will v iillhav have 1 1
a pompadour s <
And a a dress that frails a a varclbehi ayard yard yard behind id d
upon the parlor floor ft 4
Ill lUW wear arhshheels high heels and andplnch pinch my mYWlist waist
vantl and powder POW 1er < r
ri v up upmy my nose nos < c >
III 1 ru 11 be bea a star tar or chorus chofusgirl girl or some s0111e6
T f thlngIsuppose thing Ivsuppose C
F For ttlley they ma may1ai laugh JtlUg but just thes the same sa irn xp
Ini I m going oh onth the stage
When I have passed passeathe the gawky g wkvandu and un ll
interesting InterestIn gageJ age
New Ne York Y9 Press
but he was thinking of his horse thief
ancl and it Itl1ash flashed d Into Intohlsmil1d his mind that this
might be the end of f his hischase chase He lI
actedasquicklyas acted as quickly as he thought and anda al l ¬
most mbstbeforeher before he realized Uzedi it he hewas was coy qy
ering the man with his hi revolver ana a i iiI l
called Thrup lhxupyer yer hands But ut It itid flld 14
i not leaze reaz that t tall ll black figure figuIean any
i more than if Bat had asked liim 1ilmt to j
I have a a glass of ice l ecreamso cream soda a jc S The Th
black lack Jieptrightoll kept right on coming com in 1ng Bat Bat is is fi
a merciful man arid andnt not given given to t fan ¬
ning his trgge trigger ru unless itless there Isnece Is neces s ¬
sity stbuLhe but buthe he is also lllsous used ed to be beingO being ing obeyed bey d
in Jna a game of handSi hands Part of a his repu r pu ¬
tation tationflsamarvelous as a a marvelous shot comes c omes rom from
his ability to tos shoot hO t from the hl hip lJ
However Rowe y yr r as the du d dusty u5 cy strang stranger er
Pimen came iiearer earer rer Batrai Bat raised rait d1j t hig hsg r gu g h
steadied it with hisf bisel iii elbpwv e1bow pW and aI1dt9 topic
careful carefulaim aim He fired and nd the thebla black k
figure kept right on coming This Thls was
one tooman too many for fOIbadm bad man n U B Et BitO BitOJIe t j > iHe JIe
was offi oi = down downt that atrQa road i ag 1 afeas a tLQsihl s his
nag could take tk him hlm liitnhnd andn and nStor nsy liiJ r pulled pui1 > t1 1 d d
upuntUhe up until he was Will jnnr iij Memphis t1lPh > To this 11
day p he swears 5 earsl1eshotat he shot at a ahosL ghpst 4
In the Chicago Strike Str e
During Durlngtlle the railroad str Jtrlkeih strike ike in Chicago
when Cleveland was Wa Presldentr Presldentjjd iid jind the
strikers were haltingal1 halting all the trails tiahlout out
of the dustYcltya dusty city and lll1ehavIn behaving g in many nany
unmannerly ways Bat was hired vo o sit s 1t
on the thecowcatchcrs cowcatchers of the engines and
with a a doublebarrel gun to see that
the trains were not stopped d It was a a
disagreeable Job joband and Bats Batss scat atwas was
conspicuoustoayUle conspicuous to say the lerist le st He didnt
min mind d their shooting at him him he said but
I I Iwhat what he did object to towns was their heaving heavIn g
I bricks and cats He Heheld held d down w 1 the he
I IjQ Ij S jpb jQ j b however hOw evcr and a nd it it Is i not ro t on in Onrecord TecPra i rec ord ordthat
that any anyof of his trains tralnswerestopped were stopped y l
g i
Was GeoreJOUIShaaow George Goulds Shadow
A A 5 story now told fov the th first time
reveals a strange side of f life in New evr
york 0rkc ork city It and anda an 11 unueua unusual un1 u I chapter re even n I i
in Mastersons fceredlc fevered l The re It Is np i Oth th ¬
ing more or r less than t han that tl11thew he was is issum sum sumI ¬ I
moned to New York to be a sha shadow dow to
George Gould Gouldready ready at ata a an hinstantfs il instants no ¬
tice to shoot iquickri quic quick k sred dtrue true In fni fnthe i the
crowded streets business hQuses hQus housO sres res ¬
taurants taurants or ort theater eat r to protect th the thOlifO Iff 1ffe e
of the millionaire from an insane ins n crank
who was yasthreatcn threatening fng his life
There was one man miln in the country cot ntrj
who could be depended depcndedupon upon to do ct just
this thing That man manwas was Bat Mas ¬
terson and he was summoned t to toNew Xew N w
York The occasian did not arise ads i for
the use use of Mastersons ready ady gj g gthi ri ribu but t
Mr Gould was able to toconUriue continue his is
usual mode of life with Ith the th assurance
that his life was in safe keeping
Masterson 1Iaste1s n came to New York In the
fall falta of 1893 fct titthe t the request of former
Superintendent Su perintendent of Police Thomas
Byrnes George Gould at that time
was receiving a nnumber number of threatening threat nlng
anonymous letters At first flrstMr Mr Gould
paid no attention to the letters but
when they continued to reach reaclihlmhe him he
tried tried to have the their ir writer traced in or ¬
der to put a sto stop p to the annoyance annQyanccHc He
turned the lett letters ra over to tQ handwriting hand r ting j
experts who gave gavelIr Mr Gould the start j
ling l1nglllformaUo information that his anonymous I
correspondent was an Insane and andpr9b prob ¬
ably ablydang dangerous rous man Mr Gould dec deeld id ¬
ed edthatlt that thatit it would be QeweUto well to have havescime some I
one look put utfor for the writer in the event I
that he attempted attempt d to tQPut pu put t i Into to execution eXecutfpn I 1
his hi80 of trep6ated ftreP ated threat tll re atto to slipot t the mil mu ¬
lionaire on onsight sight I 1 1llonalre
Mr Gould knew of no man whom wh m he I
could c uld depend upon to tota talce e care clJre of an an
insane man bent Upon murder and andcqn con ¬ j
spIted Supterintendent t Byrnes Byrnes I
told him that he needed n eaeda a man m n w who ho
wouldnt t t lie be afraid to shootup Broad ¬
way way or Wall street even when the
streets C were were crowded cro wde duriuj duiiig the he busiest
hours of thoda the day S and who would ou1d hit 1 lt
the tho man he shot at and not not ivcnnd c1nd or
kill someunf some unfortunate itun tc i individual difua1 vho o
happened to tp be lnplstolrnnge in pistol range The
onlys on only ly such lc h hmn man I know of is Bat atlIas Mas ¬
terspn said s idBYrnes Byrnes
II t H
In New York
It was arranged that the thescrvices services of
Masterson 1 Iasterso nshQUld shQUld be b e solicited soli clt edH He e was
1 in Denver D nver and came on to Kew ew York
immediately mor moving ing his wife and fam ¬
ily to this city For eight months he
was Mr Goulds shadow constantly in
touch tQpchwithhis with his elbow elbowwhen when he was ex ¬
posed pose d toa to a possible attack and If1s his vigil
onl only ceased when a a man mlL 1 identified as
the writer o of the theanommoUl anonymous letters
wasarrestedatthe was arrested a atthe t the home of Miss Helen
Gould who he insisted had promised to
marry marr y hm
Mastersph Masterson was wasarrestedn arrested in a raid ra id on
a house in West VcstSlxt Sixtyninth llnthMr street eton on
the night of June 6 5 1902 when the po ¬
lice seized somo gambling gatnbllngimplemenls implements
in Ina a room in the house and a jul dwas was wa taken
with other prisoners to police polfcehead head ¬
quarters qu arters He gave bail and later was wa wis
discharged diehiaTrged it not being b ilg shown that he
had ha d dany any connection with the gambling
place A Arevolver revolver which he hccarrtcdw carried was wt ls th
taken from him at atpoUce police headquarters
and and11e he made application to fOg get titb it back ck
after his discharge dischargedecla declar declaring rIn ing that he
valued it highly because beca se he h had hadcarrJQd carried d
it constantly constantlysince on titnt1y titnt1ysince since 5879 He was wlsabl able tp t
get the l1e weapon back later late
MifeofJl Life of Musical s sf sical f ical Genius efu1USi
Filled With Mith Sh Sharp r
Hfe Ij iXhdi idiencesAre ntesAreINoV
CO COf S d dc dQf c Qf of < Lo
Coiposed f Lowy y When Vh tlWheatWas Wheat Was Playing
PaU Paupers r
I Somehow the tears fe they wouJtI would come comestIalng straying
Down PQwnmy my hot ho cheeks when Wheat was vas play l y
Ingr in
f T is islatar latar a far cry c from Marlborough AndretX And yec saw Gods skies
f ofrom
I I House in London to Bay Yi View y alms
I Ihouscr I hO house < In nul Baitimpret BaltImore or fro from I intimacy tl nc
with wlthtl tlie Prince of Wales to the
companionship QmpaniOh hip pi oiuncouth of uncouth penniless hp o
hoes t thv ii scum scum of qflfarylandXet Maryland Yet Leo
Wheat once nceAmerJcas Americas foremost music ¬
ian iannas nas spanned spannedth1sgulf this gulf 1nh15 in his three
score years Jearsof1ife of life
Clad in the worn rough rughgarmeIi garmeets of
the th almshouse alm l1ou5 whither he he W was s ssent sent
by the order jrde of Othe the Baltimore police pol e I
court two weeks ago Leo Wheat finds
his greatest pleasure in playing a little
organ 9rgan at the th dally services ervice5hQldthere heM there I
He It was waswl1o who once onceheldgreat held great audiences
fast by 1tismasterJy his masterly playing la Jng grOusing <
all 11 the emotions emotl ns by byam a magic gic touch
whose former othcrchu11lahdcoUaborntor chum chumand and collaborator was
Sir Arthur Sullivan of f Pinafore fame itInej
who ho amassed rtmasseda a huge fortune only to
squarder qua dei it Even today his genIus
a abides bides with withhImllndattbe him and at the word WOr that
ho hf is to play burly Irishmen and Tin n
kempt ltemptnegroescrowcl negroes crowd about Qout th the organ in
Bay View to listen When he seats him ¬
self self at tt the he meager Box ooxandpasses and passes his 1 his s
fingers carelessly careJesslYQver over the thekershar keys bar ¬
many floods ftoodsthe the house ho1lscof of lost losthppe hope as
never before beforeand and the unfortunates forget
for a moment thcmlsery the he misery of their th r Ipfc lo lot t
Leo Wheat Vheatis Is thevicUmof the victim of an Insati hls atf ¬
able unconquerable unconquer bleappeute appetite As < s music
has been the guiding light o of f his life
so this appetite app Ute has laid an Ingratiating
finger upon the thebo book 1t of life Ufetindwl1er r and ind wher ¬
ever It has rested rest has come otnea a Mark Ja ark rk blot
on what might have been a wellpanned
page Occasionally Oc asionally to look upon the
wine when it Isra Is red el elmay may be premissible
but ut to gaze upon It it until one Is com ¬
pletely under Its hypnotic h pn Uc spell s e 1 is to
lose grasp graspupot1eVerythlnclseln upon everything else in the I
world It is to jo join tn with Omar Khayyam j
In his insidious doctr doctrlnedrinka doctrine ine dr drink ink andbe nd be
merry for tomorrow we wediethe die diethe the doc ¬
trine by the t way of ola a Quitter
U b = U fl
Prominent t in inVashington Washington
For F r many years jears Leo L o Wheat played a
prominent part pa rt in the social socJalal1 and ai mus musl i ¬
cal callifeof life of Washington Whenever It
was > announced announcccltl1at that he was to play the
organ In one of the great churc churches hes here
crowds crowdsftocked flocked to to hear he r him But in inre re ¬
cent years his downward course has sep sep ¬
arated him hImrom from family and an friends
alike in In spite of the many efforts made
to keep him out outO of harms way he hehas has
persisted rerslst d in his his course course of living Now
there Js Jsnp no one on among a nont the hundreds hun recJs who
have pnce once called Ivav friend willing to
stretch Etretchout out a ahan han hand d t1release to t release him from
surroundings which though he meets
them proudly p ropdland and with W1ththecOUrtigediS the courage dis ¬
played p lay d by the French Fr ench nobility in the
hands of the cannaille cannalllearca i are arca a constant
source of lrrita irritation t tonto onto to this tl1 s man of ogentIc gentle 1
birth I
Though Thoughno noritr 1 of ofhls his former friends i
have put pu t out a hand to aid him since his i
last fall fallfr from mgrace grace a Baltimore violin ¬
ist isthns has written wrltt ntheauthorltfcs the authorities as asking king
permission to take the famous old
music muslclanlnto musician ian into hlsbome his home How the re ¬
quest w will du ill be answered Is nolyet not yet known
Mr MrWheats Wheats wife wleeand and several of their
cli children < hildTenara iiaTen are living in h t the e old home at lit
Morgan Springs Va Vad VaInthe d in Inthe the beautiful > ea tiful
Shenan Shen ndoah dpah valley aUeY For a number numberof of
years N rs there has hasbeOn been nQln np intercourse tercurseb be ¬
tween them and Mr Wheat Whe
The Thede descendant sccndant o of f Sir Joseph Wheat Yl1ea t
in spite of rusty clothes disheveled hair 11a 1r
and scrubby scrubb face Leo Wheat still shows
unmistakable unmistfi mb1e signs of the blood of the
cavaliers of the South He wears his
old slouch hat with a jaunty jaunt air a ir He
receives re el s his hlsisitorsand visitors visitorsand and they are man many
courteously and w with jlth as much muchunco1 uncon ¬
cern cern as to his his surroundings 5Irr o ondings ndings as though
he were w re inbls in his ancestral hall His man ¬
ners even e n to the meanest meanestindmQstr and most r6
pulsive pulslvoof of 1i his forced f < r edMsoclate8are associates are be ¬
yond ond reproach >
It was was in 1SGO that I went to Leipzig leipz g
said snldltr air Wheat Vheatfn In reply repy to a question
I was w as nineteen yearn y arooldMr old My God
what a wonderful Qnderful town it was W3stOt110 to tho the
young Qungstudent student of music musl The atmos ¬
phere was charged c itargedwith with the theessen essence e of f
music n Hic Almost every great master had
lived Ue d thereat there at one time or another
And yet mwG9tis glorIous glprlousskies
Through T rQJgit all the mists mists that dimmed dfmme1 iDljeyes my eyes
3n nlocl1et lovellMit meadows tnead W life went laying Maying
When 1henWbeat Wheat Wns was playing
The ThekeJJ keys beneath eneatli neathh his h fingers l1ng rst tlHlHinsi U n
With WIt h melo m meo1y elO dy I yth the e wdrld 0 ord r 1da seemed eeme 4 filling fillIn g
I saw the tllOhl birds ds in blossoms lossomsswee s swet yeBt
I heard the the hearts heartso p of roses rosesbea beat
UncQn Unconsciously sclousI my m ys soul ulse seemed medpra praying ing 1
When Wheat was wasplaying playing V f
u 1
The blue of ois s kies ktes th this glooai of ofn motintains 9u 11tain 1
The tinkle tID kI eorsoeetSIl o of sweet silver e r roun f rountalns oun tains t alDSi
The wave way of pftrees trees trees the th jSas h hot o i streams
Life wJi2 wIti its darkness and an d it ludream Its dreams 1
Loves triumphs And the Worlds betraying be r ylng
Wlien Wheat Wheat was VHS playing v
Beneath blo blown vn Vines in in n youths bright brightbot bbw bOwcs < ps
I h heard ro thec the chime hIlpeorsilveprl1o d of silvery hoursr hours xs
And Anq nd In the he tw tsrtHs twli = ± i lissering erin > late
Love Lqvekls kissed ed his bfsEWietheartMt sweetheart at Use e gate gat
And Anel sweetest words her lips were saying saying
When Wheat lIentwaslaYingL was playing
Iife L Lifedeath edeathandJqVe death and love that lives forever fO rever
And Upstha lips that LmEetand meet and hearts thntse that sever r
But earth in music muslcseemeq seemed to toroH roll
Touched Tou chedy by tbetilag the magic cf or his ls soul sou t
And Andyetsmehow yet somehow w 1 the t tears rsgurie came straying j jAndyetsmehow
When Wheat Wh at wapla was playing inS
By Frank I Stanton
Names like Beethoven Back Bac Bach h and Grieg
were landmarks The great Wagner
lived only sixteen miles away I met I
him befo before re I had been long in the beau ¬
tiful German town We had at least
one thing in commpn ommonwe we had both I
chosen the study of music against the I
wishes of our pirents Wagner lm agner told me I
that Ills bfsfaticis fathers heart eart was vassetupon set upon his
becoming lawyer Bah hesaIdt he said tp to > i
me I shpnlci shQnltlhW have be been na a ViJela vile lawyer yer
iIy own fathgrSetermined at1 ta termlnedthat that I Ishould s should
enter the m inistry inl 1nis rY y Imagine me mcamlnis a minis
ter Why 1IY 1i if v fe fetgner tgner would nave bay been
a shyster lawyer I Ishuld should have been 5 een a
worsel11inisterMY worse minister My father was was a m minis inis in is ¬
ter himself himse lf But I told him him that if I
preached p reached lwuld I i would bore QPr t the 1econgregatiCln congregation
blue in the th face ace whereas if I played pla redto to
them I Icoutd could ao QO o much more toward to wardsav say
ing in initheir hell souls 50 u is So SOhefina he fina lly consented cons n te d
tcrmy tel telmyfollowlugmy myfollowlugmy following my bent But Wagner
was forced to run run away awatoes to escape ape the
law Think Thlnlhrdhebeen htd he been a alawye lawyer WQ
wp would iild never ne neerlmve er erf erhnveheard f hJive hnveheard heard that w won woncrf n derful iIerful oh
Pnrsifal I whicli whic h has Ja s jus just just t been in Balti
jg l
Meets eetsSirAr Sir Arthur thur Sullivan
It wastQ was to the Mendelssohn s Iendclssol1p school s 1901 that
I I went upon my arrival arrlv lIn in Leipzi Leipzig Le ipzig g
There Ther e I met nl t for forthefirt the first time my decir
chumArtl1ul chum Arthur Sullivan afterward Sir ir
Arthur Mr Ir Wheats Vh htseyes eyes filled 1l d with
tears t ars when he spoke Olie the theIJamc name of pfhis his old or
frleridj frIendJ1Yehad friend We had a famous famo s class he
continued contlnu d Carl Rosa was with us t fco tto
Several years ears afterward I 1 was Wf1sJI1s instru rt ¬
mental rnentalln in bringing him and Madame
Farepa > arepa tp t America m rlc1 Under my dlrectio dlr > d dl ii l
they the y made a grand and Uiur ltlurof of the country c untr
which netted n etted us about 400000 All
Parepa Parepa Pa iepahe she had the most mar mar ¬
velous voice it has ever ecr1cen been my good
fortune ie bear hear And I have I iye heard
them all f Ev EvmPt Even n Patti U could not equal
Those Tho werewHd were wild days daysih those scstudent student
clays in Leipzig eh eips1g i when Arthur < rthur and an I Iisre v W4r isre re
chums I IrEer ne rer er took plrtinany part in any anyof o of tio ti
student tudcntdu duels cJs They were wcteeonnneaal Bpnfinea al ¬
most mpslcntir entirely y to the students stud Iitsof of the
university uriwrfii > But though I never l1cvcrplae pla played yed d a a 1i
principal prineipalpurt part I was wa present pr scnLatmnn at many
After Aftcrtwo two c years in in iz Leipzig Arthur fthur
Sullivan returned tp t England and I
went to Paris with Rosa We V had 11 haLall ndaU all
three taken medals at the Mendelssohn hn
i M If
Su Suiiva llivai Pays Him a Visit
< Sly henuiiltul he uir uirtl tl home at Qt Morgans Mor Jr
Springs I bought in 1S77 And And there it
was three years i ar s Inter Int r that that I was ass so for ¬
tunate tuntltea as < t to entertain Arthur ArthurSUHlan Su Sullivan llivan
He said lId to to me me while Wl1He on On n l11oplnct tIle place Leo
this hiE > is isI1lQro more like m c England thp than n anything
else I have ay ever seen outside outsl ic < the snug
little iRlarid le1anfik t k
Ancl An Anwh why wh shouldnt it Hbc be t replied
Arent ent jye y flesc descCndccl CSCt1tdN1irom ndotl from the th English
and an didnt li n t I import those very yerrs s ahCel heep
iVl1lch which you Ou have praised praIs dohigl1lyfr so highly from 1n
the downs of England
Last 5UIDm summer r when w en Lord penblgn j
thecomrn the commander nl r of Q King Edwatds Edw Edwaid n I Is s body bO 1Y
g11ard guard was Wasmakin mailing L a tour tour of othe the United
States Stqtes arid ti1dCana < Canada a lie asked ked to obe be in
tro stciced u < eq iQ to rri me hearing that I bad had been n
a aclastnat classmate of Sir Arthur Sullivan SMlliyan I
io told ta him that tha t it it was wasmylhtenUon my intentiOn to go
to joLoidog London next summer summer to toplac place a laurel
wreath WreflmUDf11itlie tippn non the brows Qws of of the t epIl bronze 7e
statue st statueo atueo of my nI Y o QhJ ld chum erecte t tcd cd d db by the th
English EngUsl11 people > Eopl upontle upon the Thames ThlD1 < em ID ¬
bankment b < rd = entnex nex next t < WesttnJnrAb Westminster WesttnlnsterAbbey Abbey Lord
Ibenbigh D Denbigh > nbigh warmly invited me to visit
him and Lady < ldy Denbeigh IJen b ig hind andrsaid ailthatlle that he
would procure me e an 3I au audience udlenceYith witit wi p
King Edward
How well j rrern I remember Illl1er the King wh when n
he he was only onlYPrinceo Prince pf Wales W les Ime I met thim him
first in in Richmond RihmondwtJeJlllccisit when tie visited d this l
country before the war jSater at Later r 1 1 SaSy s3
him im in London Lond i when hon I Was with w wthAr thAr Arthu th r
Sullivan Sulllv mTh The l prince iin ceandDuke and Duke of West Yeft
minstfer ntinsterWhb who by the pe way was wasas a splendid > l ndM
OTusiciaii wuslcian musi ian p 9ngJ1 op ifiBL ifiBLi i i 6ame lime ame to pur ut roping ro room mfo oa o
the theStrand Strand andlwe md lid we we used ed tp tOg go gto to lifijCEl r
borough HPtise JQI Jio se e T played jl ed for Eldwnil E Edwg W1jl i
wh when w hen n he was W3ima married rrted
Wheat WheatSejarates Separates From His Wife W W11 r
Mr Ir1 Wheat > t tells tel sa a whimsical wJ1imstc whimsical iilst stpjf sto of 9t
how he heandh1 and his wife V fecame came to sepaiatti seJIi sepa iatE ± ate
H My Iy Wifeat wife and d I were were were separated S DaratedeIev eleven n
years eai3 ago agQsaid said the themusiciantwpen mus musiclan ician w when hen I
de dedJcatedtheQr dedicated dicated the theorgan prgan n at th the First JjirstCoIQr Colpre
Baptist BaI BaptistChxrch > ti 1 Church Cl11rchj ia Slchmoud Rlc mo Jldthe the l largest rgest
colored color 1coI1gre < congregation ti n in the t eSplltltand South > and
numbering among 3II its itsmemberst1t members the old ol
dining dl ipg room servants ry 111ts and mammies riH tha ± mni nmies s of Q
the father ther of f my wife Robert RO > ert Allen
They Jt ycame came ca uiie to me me meand and aske as aedme e 1me < 4 me to play
for fortpeJIl them when Whgnt they ey puttheip putthel01ig big organ
in nanli a an ria I didnt have the heart rtto to refuse ftise
Leo Wheat heat said sa d my wife to rue mef meflt iiTypu lt you oU
play playa at fhatnlgger that pier church lll Ill s nver ver er
speak spe k ak to o you y yu u again agaJ That Tlultw was S J li F F Y V
pride and I hadsIfl had some soxn pf ittoo it too I waS was
going to play pla4but > but i IJhqught thpusht she shed d ra r i
lent l nt
M 5 = y ft
Too TooMucb Much 5 3aderewsM and hd Supper
Paderewski PaderewsJdaccQrdIng according to Mr Wheat Wheat t
Is the tllegreatest greatest living pianist pIanistThey They are tire
old Jdfrien frien ds and it is large largely ly due to
a cpnv cQllivialmeeting convivial ivial meeting between the tbetwo two
when Paderewski p derewsld was in Baltimore two
weeks veeksagotha ago that Leo teQ Wheat is now at
Bay View He Hecnttoacon Hewent went to a concert ert given
I by the celebrated musician andl and later ter
Joined him at atsu1 supper > Jer and still later
continued the supper by himself The
result r sult was tl1atl1e that he slapped slappedamans a mans face
because he looked at t him insultingly
as she he thought For For this th offense ofrensehe he was
As the th < bedraggled old musician musi Iansatfn sat In
the police poUccsta station Iol1 he was recognized
by pa a lover of o t music 1h slc and with the per ¬
mission of the theu lieutenant ute t3nt fncharge In charge was
led upstairs uPst hs io to a musty pustyolcl old piano pi oWl1Ich which
ha d dtlJedust the dust of ofars fy fyarsupm years arsupm upon it t4 Tenderly Tet1d r1y
as nsa a mptherf mqtl1e rnotheiv fondles f ndlcs her child i Leo
Wheat he atl1fted lifted lifted the tlle cover CQvarQfth pf the ancient
instrument and delicately B passed assed ssea hi his
fingers fiH iersov over rt the h keys In a 8 seqpn se secOnd nd
melody melod echoed cchoedfrQm from the dingy din Y walls wan of
the police station sta tion At first firstbit1nges his finger
strayed fi traycd slowly and melancholy mel1 hoh but butas as
he playe pl played < be d dgradu gradually n his Jl1sspirit bi spirit earns
back bnc kandhe and he tore off Dixie In a way
that thatmad made the pulses pulsesQf of his audiences tudl ncel
beat fast Downstairs a negro prisoner
laughed laug lauglied hed put loud for pure joyalthe joy at a the
sound sou nd
Soon he wandered wander d into rn to his hl own mvnCradle Cradle
Song Among some someof of the composi cmp9 i ¬
tions for which Leo Wheat is best e t
known are Southern Girls qfr1s Blue I
Ben Penitents Prayer Northern North rn
Girls and nnda a dashing twostep called
the Grand 131ks Iks March
At the th q q3tLo St 3tLo Louis is Exposition last ast sum um ¬
mer m ir Mr Wheat Vl1eltsave gave a series serlesofcon o of con ¬
certs which w hich were wereweUpnJrQnlzed well patronized He
to go on an an extend et nd ¬
is now n w making mn kingJlans plans g
ed tour through 7 Texas feX l5 < Tinder the man
agership age hlpo of fnn Dan < G GGiIlette Gillette who Who is an fJ
old oldfrk fr friend fritad iend t and nndrnnnager irianager of the Mutual lIu ual
Life Llff Insurance Company GOIl1panyin in the South
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