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RICHMOND DAILY. PALLADIUM, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1904. SEEMS INCREDIBLE IS THE STORY OF THE LIFE LED "BY FREDER ICK MONKS. WAS I ENGAGED TO MARRY Four Different Women Mysterious Actions Carried On Under Same Name. A clerk by Jay, a society man some evening, a professional bicycle ri der on other evenings, and a burglar in the late hours of the night was Frederick Monks, a London man, who has just been sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment for robbery, lie is the only man ever known in iho nnnals of the London police to live a "niadruple life," and his career forms one of the strangest chapters in the romance of joguery ever revealed to the public. The strangest feature of Freder ick Monks' quadruple existence was that, while lie lived four widely di vergent lives, mingled in four differ ent classes of society, had four sets ,rf friends, and maintained four characteristics, he kept the one name Frederick Monks. In this fact, he afterwards said, lay the secret of his success. In the morning Frederick Monks an plain attire, took a seat at his Jesk in a large importing house in ihe city, where lie was employed as an accountant. His demeanor was modest and unassuming. ITe was de ferential to his employers and quiet ly 'congenial to his fellows. ITe ate jis modest lunch with them, talked with them on the only subject on which clerks usually talk, and drew ids thirty-five shillings a week. "That bicycle rider?" he would ttiy in response to the good naturcd f-hafimg of his friends who asked him". about the professional athlete who had won the three mile race at She rjnk the evening before. "No I don't know him. lie can be no rela tive of.' mine, even if his name is Frederick "Monk. Of course, I'm ot a bicycle rider. If 'I' could win fiO pounds for riding around a race Oracle in eirht minutes, do yon think I would add up figures for 3." shil lings a week. Not me." At 3 o'clock in the afternoon Fred 'rick Monks, accountant, would n close his ledirers, carefully hang his thread bare office coat on a peg, and leave the place, his day's work being end-f-d. Walking a few squares he would take a bus and ride to a quiet street rear Kilburn Park road, X. W., q lived. Once at home he entered a gymnasium, where he put himself through an hour's hard exercise with dumbells, weights and pulleys, and Indian clubs. Then, after a shower bath and a rub down. . he would don a suit of riding tights, put on his outer clothes and a heavy sweater, and go to a nearby rink and Tide his bicycle for an hour. A sponge bath, another nib down, this lime by his trainer, a substantial supper and Frederick Monks, pro fessional bicycle rider, after an "hour's rest, was ready for a race. At the gymnasium and in the rid ing rink Frederick Monks was no longer the modest, deferential, unas suming clerk. lie was loud voiced, much given to swaggering, hearty, bluff, and a good fellow. ITe swore much, drank nothing, and smoked a little. No one of his acquaintances dreamed that he could and did trans from himself into a mere bookkeeper every day in the week, Sundays and holidays excepted. The name of Frederick Monks was nown in every sporting circle in London. TTis name was familiar in every sporting newspaper. Tie won many races and was undisputed champion of his class. And at this time- that was a year ago he was only If) years old. On the evenings in which Monks "was not riding in a race or training Be became a different Monks. TTis 3ress suit, to phat, and patent leath er shoes fitted him as well as his racing togs, and be wore them with the ease and grace of a society idler. He had a wide circle of acquaintanc es in Haverstoefc hill, another por tion of London -and in TTaverstock niTI no one presumed to kno any thing about Kilburn Park road and professional riders. , Tn TTaverstock Hill Frederick Monks was known as a man of good position in the city, of some means; and of good breeding. He was fre quently invited to, parties and recep tions, oftetn made one of a theatre part3V and sometimes was invited to a half holiday, over Sunday house party in the country. Monks was fond of society, es pecially that of young women. He naturally attracted them, for he was f athletic build, rather more than good looking, always dressed in fash ion and in strictly good taste, and was well educated and apparently refined. So popular was Frederick Monks with the young women of his acquaintance that at the time of his arrest he was engaged to marry four of them, one living at Salisbury, one at Fulham, one at Lambeth, and an other at Maida Vale. In his rooms at his own home in Kilburn Park road were found their photographs, and with each photograph was a package of letters, all of a most lov ing character. Monks' love for the affection of young women was the strangest fea ture of his character. After his arefet he boasted that he had made ardent love to many women, that he had won the love of many, and that he had promised to marry a number of them ; but he declared that no woman ever loved him to her sorrow or to her shame. He won the love and trust of many and betrayed none. Monks easily was able to maintain his character as a society man of leisure, and to dress the part, from his winnings as a professional bicy cle rider; but even if the cash prizes he won were insufficient be bad an other and a more sinister source of income. Late at night Frederick Monks forgot that he was a clerk, or a bi cycle rider, or a society man, and be came a burglar and the police are ready to testify that he Mas as skill ed and as daring a man as ever wore a mask and used a jimmy. For two years a series of daring burglaries in Lambeth, Maida Vale, Fulham, and Salisbury had puzzled and baffled the police. In almost ev ery instance the houses burglarized were entered between two and three o'clock in the morning, and within a few days after the family had giv en a party or a dance. This coinci dence, however, did not strike the London detectives for some time. Finally one detective took a list of the guests at a party in a house that had been burglarized on the follow ing evening. The list gave him no clew, for all the names seemed to be those of men above suspicion. Going tp another house that had been rob bed under sitnilar circumstances the detective again secured a 'list of the guests. The only coincidence was that, the name of Frederick Monks was on both lists. No other name appeared on both lists, and the two families had apparently had an en tirely different circle of acquaint ances. Going to headquarters the detec tive secured a list of mysterious bur glaries committed in London for eighteen months previous to Sept. 1, 1001. Selecting the ones reported from Lambeth, Fulham, Salisbury, and Maida Vale for they all seem ed strangely similar the detective began a canvass, applying at each house that had been robbed for a list of the guests each had entertained only a day or two previous to the robbery. "With a dozen or more of these lists in his possession the detective be came convinced that there was a pe culiar significance in the fact that the name Frederick Monks appeared in all of them, but that in other res pects no two lists were alike. Ap parently Frederick Monks, -whoever he was, was on intimate social terms in a dozen different social circles. The director gave the detective no clew. There were dozens of Fred erick Monks. But the thief taker copied the names and addresses of all of them. By a process of elimina tion he soon reduced his list of Frederick Monks to three. At the importing house the detec tive learned nothing but good of Frederick Monks. His employers gave him the best of characters. The detective saw Monks at work at his desk, followed him to his lodgings in Kilburn Park road, and found noth ing suspicious. Frederick Monks was advertised to appear at the Princess rink as a contestant in a hundred mile bicy cle race, and the detective secured a seat near the rail. For a long time he was unable to get a clear view of Monks, but when he did he became convinced that Monks the rider and Monkg the clerk were one and the same. This was the clew that led to Monks' undoing. The detective's next discovery was that Frederick Monks of Kilburn Park road frequently came home at a late hour of night. The detective watched and one evening followed his suspected man to a private home in Maida Vale, where, in evening dress, he made a social call upon a young woman. The evening clothes identified Monks as the society man, and from that time on he was care fully shadowed. The detective soon learned that Monks, the society man, was engaged to marry a girl in Salisbury and an other one in Maida Vale. Going boldly to he girl in Maida Vale the detective revealed Monks' perfidy. The young woman in anger gave the detective a letter , she had received only the day before: It read: Dearest : J am thinking of you al ways, and your "good little talks" are influencing me in the right direc tion. Xcver have I realized so much as last night the power for good pos sessed by one who is blameless. I cannot see you tomorrow night, as I promised, for I have an invitation, which I cannot refuse, to a party af Haverstock hill. With love and kiss es. FREDDIE. The detective decided to follow Monks to the -'party" in Haver stock hill. The ''party," however, proved to be a burglary with Monks as the uninvited guest, and he was arrested in the act. His conviction and sentence followed. The police have since learned that Frederick Monks is an assumed name and that the man who for two years has lived four lives is the son of a wealthy family of high position, lie refuses to reveal his true identi ty, however, and declares that when his sentence expires he will lead an honest life in one of the English colonies. The Best Liniment. "Chamberlain's Pain Balm i considered the best liniment on the market," write Post & Bliss, of Georgia, Vt. No other liniment will heal a cut .or bruise so promptly. No other affords such quick relief from rheumatic pains. No other is so valuable for deep seated pains like , lame back and pains in the chest. Give this liniment a trial and become acquainted with its remark able qualities and yon will never wish to be without it. For sale by A. G. Luken & Co., and W. H. Sudhoff. Fifth and Main streets. Roller skating at Coliseum this afternoon and evening. '.City band in the evening.. - All Makes Represented. , Orange, N. J., Nov. 24. Practical ly every make of automobile iu the land is represented in the entries for the annual hill climbing on Eagle Rock Hill today. There are eleven events with as man' handsome prizes in cash and silver trophies. W. K. Vanderbilt, jr., and M, Thery winner of the James Gordon Bennett International Cup are among the contestants. Ten thousand demons gnawing away at one's vitals couldn't be much worse tban the tortures of itch ing piles. Yet there's a cure. Doan's Ointment never fails. r- Dan Patch Nearing End of Season. Dallas!, Texas, Nov. 24. The Thanksgiving sporting feature of Dan day will be the appearance of Dan Patch who will take a shy at the half mile track record. This is the last appearance of the season, ex cept one, for the famous trotter. He will conclude his work for the year at New Orleans week after next. Girls expect remedies to work mir acles in a day's time. Beautifying changes come slow. Keep on taking Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. 'Twill make the face fair and bloom ing 35 cents. Tea or Tablets. A. G. Luken & Co. Roller skating at Coliseum this afternoon and evening. Citv band in the evening. Paris Receives Big Gold Shipment. Paris, Nov. 24. Nearly 14,000, 000 in gold arrived here today from the United States. It is to be dis tributed to banks and branches of American banking houses in France and Germany. The exact amount re ceived is $3,700,000. Made Young Again. "One of Dr. King's New Life Pills each night for two weeks has put me in my 'teens' again," writes D. H. 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I., Nov. 24. To day sees the gre?H twenty-five mile bicycle championship of the United States and Canada under the aus pices of the Century Rond Club of America. The n?ce will be run over fine stretch of roid, starting from Ms place and running out of Point "leasant, a distance of twelve and one-half miles. Sorre of the fastest "iders in the country are entered for he race and new records are expect ed to be made and old ones broken. ' Quick Arrest. J. A. Guiiedge. of Verbent, Via.. vas twice in the hospital from t se ere case of piles causing 24 tumors fter doctors and all remedies fail d, Bucklen's Arnica Salve guickly irrested further inflammation and ured him. It conquers aches and ills pain. 25c at A. G. Luken & Vs. At the New Phillips this after won, matinee, "Du Barry." To 'light, ''Leah, the Forsaken." Prices 10, 20 and 30 cents. Thanksgiving Abroad.. London, Nov. 24. Thanksgiving will be celebrated kere today by American residents in true American fashion. Turkey and cranberry sauce will figure largely in the menus at fashioned -dinner. .Ambassador and Mrs. Cl-ioate will give a dinner tonight, followed by a large recep tion. Paris. Nov. 24. Thanksgiving services were held at the American church here today and were largely attended. Several large dinners and receptions have been planned by members of the fashionable set, among which is the usual Thanks giving fete of Count ess de Castel lane, formerly Miss Anna Gould of New York. Mme. Nordica as Kundry. New York, Nov. 24. Tonight at the first performance of "Parsifal" of the season at the Metropolitan Opera house, Mme. Lillian Nordica will make her first appearance as Kundry in the famous opera. The opera is still the talk of musicians and subject of condemnation of many prominent clergymen and church members. Racing at New Orleans. New Orleans, La., Nov. 24. To day will see the beginning of 100 days of racing under the auspices of the Crescent City Jockey Club. The prizes this year are unprecedented in their liberality, no purse being for less than $400. The biggest han dicaps are the Inaugural, Merchants and Bush. President Going to' St. Louis. Washington, D. C, Nov. 24. At midnight tonight President Roose velt, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and a special party will leave for St. Louis to attend the World's Fair. The party will arrive at St. Louis in time for the celebration of Presi dent's Day Saturday. Mr. Roosevelt has long desired to attend the St. Louis Exposition. He did net thing it well to go while his election was pending and also declined to make any announcement that he would go after election. Story of tlie Honey f"omb andy. A Delicious Confection Come to vour city. You will always know me after vou once t ste me. I am 11 te rage in the East and West, where r h-'ve been for wmc time. Just eat me, and you will then understand why I am pronounced "simply delicious," and will rot wonder why you want more of me. I am the purest and most wholesome piece of candy on the market. Tbere is only one firm in this country that can make me Every other firm who have tried to make me have given it up. I ara for sale in your city at the Bee Hive Grocery Co The rink will be opened this after noon for skating, with band music. The floor is in good condition and the skates in fine shape. Go to the Coliseum and enjoy the afternoon. There will also be skating in the evening. Chronic Rheumatism is cured by A 1 SI Sold by all Druggists. Send for Free Booklet to The Athlophoros Co.. New Haven, Conn. ri -x 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n i H-ri'H' www - -w FREE-FR03I-DXRT G O A li you buy fro in FOSLER & CO. Give them an order and be convinced. , Both Fkiones 115. 5x2 X. A st I-"!11!"!' I' I' I"! iI"I,,I,'T'iT"T"T"T"T 'T T I I I I I I I I 1-1 l..i-b FINAL NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS. Of Final Acceptance by Council of Assessments of Benefits and Dam ages by the City Commissioners on Public "Work Notice is hereby given that the improvement of Fort Wayne Avenue ami street intersections of North 7th North I), and North 8th streets, from North I) street, to intersection of North K and North Sth streets, by construction of I5rick roadway there on (John F. Cronin, Contractor) is completed and that benefits and damages have been assessed by City Commissioners, and the final report of said City Commissioners in rela tion to said work was filed with the Common Council on the 21 st day of November, 1004. The following named persons: Henrv W. I). Loehr, T. II. Gordon, V. H. Gordon, W. II. Kiggs, Edward G. Vanghan, P. C. C. & St. L. Rail way Company, George W. Miller, Jo-, nas Gaar, I. Ii. Howard & Company, I. It. Howard, T. 13. Van Aernam, Van Aernam Et Al., Marshall Rost Bartel & Company, Heirs of Solomon Klein, deceased, Jacob Liehtenfels, Anna Lichtenfels, Charles E. Cas tor, Nancy Castor, Everett R. Lem on, Clinton E. Sell, Charles H. Sud holT, Heirs of Benjamin Starr, de ceased, William H. Alford, Philip II. Worrall, Everett Harlan Quinn, Da vid Johnson, Henry Schell, Sr., W. W. Alexander, John D. Vaughan, Vanneman, Reid & Company, Rich mond Street & Interurban Ry. Co., Albert T. Morrow, Heirs of John Walker, deceased, George Bishop, Richmond School Board. Each of you are hereby notified that on the "th day of December, 1904, between the hours of 7:30 and 10:30 p. m. the Common Council of the City of Richmond, Ind., will meet in regular session for the purpose of confirming or modifying the assess ments made by the City Commission ers, that either or all of the above named persons interested in said work may appear at said meeting of the Cmmon Council of the City of Richmond and make objections to such confirmation or modifications, if they so desire. Bv order of the Common Council. JOHN F. TAGG ART, City Clerk. Attest: Nov. 24, 1904. Final Notice to Property Owners. Or final acceptance by council of assess ments of benefits and damages by the city commissioners on public work. Notice Is hereby given that the Improvement of south 20th street from ilaln street to south A steer., by the construction of cemnt eldewalks on both sides thereof (John H. A Hchnel'ler. contractor, is completed, and that benefits and damages have been assessed by the city commissioners, and the final report of said city commissioners in relation to said work was filed wit h the common council on the 2ist day of November, 1801. - , The following named persons: John Hasecoster, Charles M. Jenkins, Catherine Everyman, KlmaO. Van Hensen, Lydia Foulke Hatches. Charles Jenkins, Flla W. D. Jentflns. Anna Knglebrecht, Samuel E. Lasley. William Dudley Foulke, Marcla Sedgwick, Florence Wood, Ira O. Wood, Micajah C Henley. Marv Stuart HH1. F.ben Luck. John F. McCarthy. Each of you are hereby notified that on the 6th day of December, lb04. between the hours of 7:3 and 10:30 p. m the common council of the city of Richmond, Ind-, will meet In regularPS8ion for the purpose of confirming or modifying the assessments made by the .city commissioners, that either or all of the above named persons In terested In said work may appear at said meeting of the common council of the city of Richmond and make objections to sueb confirmation or modifications. If they so desire. By order of the common council. JOHN F. TAGGART. City Clerk. Attest: Nov. ii, 1904. Final Notice to Property Owners. Of final acceptance by Council of assess ments of benefits and damages by the City Commissioners on public work. Notice Is hereby given that the Improve ment of the aliev between 8th and h streets, from Main street to first alley south, bv construction of cement roadway therein (John H. A Schneider, contractor), is completed, and that benefits and dam ages have been assessed by the city com missioners, and the fipal report of said city r1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H- v vft m ww m mmi1.,sJon? Jn Ja"on to mUY work 9i?f JL Uh 'hcomnionccuiidlou the mwny November, imm. The following nnuiMl persons: GKrgletta McWhlnney, Ueorce II. Knot, lenberg. Frank II. ilas. h K- i you,a.re her'by notified tlint on L,2ihJR4 Uf lumber, lvoi. between the hours of 7:: and 10:X p. m., the common council of tho city of Iticbmond. Indiana, will meet in regular session for the pur pose of confirming or modifying the as sessments made by the city commissioners, that either or ah of the ntxve named per sons Interested In said work may appear at ssld mooting of theommon council of Ihe city of Richmond and make objections to such confirmation or modifications. If they so desire. ' By order of the common council. ... . v JOHN K. TAUOAltT. Attest : Nov. iwl city Clerk. Notice to Property Own To all whom it may concern: No l- im hi!?I Bve?..,hJtthecUy comiuiMlonersof ttle!Lyof..Klchinondnav,nde and filed wii h the city clerk of said city their written preliminary report In the matter of tho im provement of west Main street, bv the con struction of cement sidewalk on the north side front west 1st to wejt 6th street, and on the south lde from west 3d to west 6th street: describing therein the real es tate benefited or damaged by tald Improve ment, together with the names of the own ers thereof, which names of owners of real estate as set forth therein are as follows to-wit: Daniel F. Brown, F.mma Cook. John If. McManus. Hannah J. McManus. Jane Vin son, Charles E Bell. Maria Dal Icy, Ituth Ann Duke, Rebecca F. Owens. Eva J. Ham UJ0? John R. Howard, Henry D. Uoblnson Richard s. Sedgwick And the persons above named, and all others interested, are hereby notified that the City Com miwioners of said city will mee'atthe office of the City Clerk on Monday, the 12th day of Dec ember. IWi, at 10 o'clock, a. m.. to afficss the coetsof said improvement upon the prooertv hem flted thereby in proportion to the benetiu derived therefm, as provided by law. Ky ordi r of Ciuncil. Witness my hand and seal of the City of Rich mond, this Ski day of November. 1904. uo24decl JOHN F. TA QUART. City Clerk. Notice to Property Own ers. To all whom It may concern: Notice Is hereby given that the City Commissioners of the City of Kichmond have made and filed with the City Clerk of said city their written preliminary report In the matter of the Improvement of the first alley south of Main street, by the construction of sewer therein from a point ito feet east of south fid street to south ':td street; describing therein the real estate benefited or damaged by said Im provement, together with the names of the owners thereof, which names of owners of lows. towlt: Martha E." Parry, Ira E. Baker. Alice T. Briwn. Sarah B. Brown, George W. Hill, Kichmond School Board. And ihe i ersons nboved named, and all others interested, are hereby notified that the City Commissioners of said citv will meet at the office of the city clerk on Thurs day, the Utb day of Decern I er. Idol, at 10 o'clock, a. m . to assess the costs of said 1m- ? movement upon the property benefited hereby in proportion to the benefits . de rived therefrom, as provided by law. By order of Council witness my hand and the seal of the etty of Richmond, this Sid day of November. 1904. ' no4del JOHH F. TAGOAKT, City Clerk. Football Today. Michigan vs. Columbia, at New York; Pennsylvania, vs. Cornell, at Philadelphia; Lafayette vs. New York at Easton; Pennsylvania State vs. Western University, at Pitts burg; Illinois vs. Nebraska at Lin coln; Minnesota vs. Iowa, at Daven port; Alabama Poly Tech. vs. Uni vcrsity of Georgia, at Macon; Chi cago vs. "Wisconsin, at Chicago; Purdue vs. Notre Dame, at Lafay ette; tteloit vs. Knox, at Kockford; enlisted men of local forts, array vs. navy at New York. "Cure the congh and save the life.' Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syr up cures coughi and colds, down to the very verge of consumption. fj Stock Show Excursions to Chicago Over Pennsylvania Lines. Excursion tickets to Chicago over Pennsylvania lines -will be sold No-1 vember 27, 2S and 29 at one first class one-way fare, plus $1.00 for round trip, account International Live Stock Exposition; Excursion tickets will be sold November 30 at lower fares. Special attractions Wednesday night, November 30, grand parade of champion cattle and horses, horse fair, exhibition of expert driving1. Thursday, December 1, parade of prize winners, judging horses, hogs and sheep. Friday, December 2, demonstration and judging horses, hogs and sheep, exhibition and pa rade. J Consult nearest Pennsylvania line 1 ticket fger.t for full particulars.