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w»a, it wowld
r? tag kaku.
. 1 ,. ht» tua* N prohA
W My Edwin Fraser
' H» h Util, gaud
ty-att »wars
With I hone attrae
gassier» was not ruaient with
rJt Chief of Poite* Morphy any*
is certainly n btgammt, and
has as assay «ties eg ah Afrt
Ssunder» the police any.
Umd .ho
E lt,
aha Having Mi l M M» WWP»
*" !£*.
af a went ay seotramaa T»*?
_IP this country ahju* a yeor ago.
b got ■» know Mus tiSH Everett
ka * pretty, I» yeor» old. the daugh
tt Jascph Everett. of Mo Mi Bed
Brooklyn Bauader*
•t he advertised for a wife, and
g.a Everett from » uooea we
mi that they go ta Scotland
*l»H at» poreata. re
«M tmrnmm sad the* return
i- ip their reside»«* in Brook
, J- Everett gave kit dnogh'er
: pay for the trip. Fannder* eg
: XJ that, while be
I» vmM !*•*• pUmlf of
«if «fcca Iw r**ffe*1 lfeMltfti
vsF<< aad bk» pretty wife arrived
I Uverpas:
He took her to n cheap
6er» heuet aad prepare for »er
mill aad taking all h-t mo ney he
nusd by the receipt of a »tier from
lä» A a few day*
I wiE sever ret urn to you." Baus >
'. "so you had bee, go barb to
The in» passed two day* aad two
a»'* m her
•replug The pro
«f ike hotel learned of Saua
A trim ! of this Mm Baaadwr* told
»her Within o month of her d*
st mo from Brooklyn she was «»der
ft f
• roof a 4« fcftvtag mn'
me had aceo Saonder* ha Jenwy

tr> evUcaC) soapertod that the police
after him. for he Had hie trunk
Fk»d sod had told his landlady he
" ***** 1° t*> Wk»n Sounder» aaw
tfj ahsn* a 'onnight ago Chief Mar
ky »*» asked to look for him f
rt.*»m Deyle aad Dalton fonad him at
» aad riaitos h* raw through the
no* sal tried to jump over the hoch
bv they caught bias
ta flavadsrs trunk the police fo md
csrilBrste setting for.U that Edwin
r«»: and Ellen Meneally were
"* •* B^faat. Ireland. Nev U. Ut I
any letters were la the trunk dated
J®*»*, aad signed "Tear losing wife.
, *tt were full yl expression»
One bore date
: .s-tas» affection
»rtl *, ItK and plalay was In
> * -riter from Ellen's husband 8b*
Nr»M»t#d him on the fin* position
• »ax »« ured !» the 'nak. too. wore
istcgraph» of several
young women
H »«mervu. letters In different band
«''ajs. all feminine
waa impudently cool when
•s. taken to Chief Murphy a office
W »H." be »aid.
I fa-ancy It s all up
Whom, may I aak. la lb*
•»rialasm »«ainal
^ly did you marry Mina Everett
*' r you bad a wife living'" asked
* r klef
T **. I kaow." sn.wered Bounders.
I •*» »trapped, don't you see. and
» have money, old rbap -
Itl Me
[„ ^ M,,r Phy baa written to the to
him* „ letter« were in Saunders'
Hla question, "Who'a the com
erÜ lr lh * ,0 U,lnk
J oth «i' »lotlma of this husband
Ir« ntarrlea for money. Hattn
• r» lettera and photographs
In *"«*•» to hla matrimonial
N»g»« nogemtiieM.
somebody doesn't make
[ ' 01 »•>* superstitions of the
"*? negroes Just now the col
'"•»le are stirred up about the
An old mammy who has been
»■ Washington for half a
■** Mut the other dav
I*»« w* »hail have war. "|| don make
rongresa does,
"when tbey'ii comets
war. an we kaint
dropped off just
was a sign some
they * hound to be
h*> IX." Her apr
the* and »he said that
•as talking about her. Before i
•y she .bowed me a faded pbo
tograph of her husband, who died a few
*•" Th * old woman firmly
»«»eves that the picture is fading Just
*» her husband's body la decaying and
that whew his body has disappeared the
Metwre will he entirely gone.—Waah
tngtou Sur.
«Mua» ef lim an.
WkM Mm
•**«• S* tMlial
Women outlaws are rather rare In
rsalit). although one is always reading
of them dashing, beautiful girls clad
in sombreros, leather leggtne. boots
The capture of two of this epe
-teu at Guthrie has dissipated the popu
t*r idea of the lady bandit. These
were neither young, fair nor
dashing. One. Belie Black, whose hus
**» » member of a gang of out
laws. I» smalt, heavy-set. has dark talr
and blow eyas, with a rather pleasant
i-»ok on her face and ao appearance of
being a desperate criminal; the other,
Mrs Freeman, who eloped from her
buabnnd with the leader of the gang.
Zip Wyatt, is tali, slender, with snap
ping Mack eyoa. thick, black hair and a
sinister peculiar expression on her
For the paat year the gang has
de*cd sheriffs and has robbed right and
U waa not known that '.here
* *** Wita tk,m " 'he
'** •«***• Mways dreaaed
Hke men After* at»} dressed as farm
j •**' wives they would enter towns and
*el! plunder and buy pro.talons, ail
j >ltkoa , amusing suspicion. Mr».
Mach and her buaabnd came to west
embarrassed through failure
1 --- The? look IO «aoling
and sere obliged to hide to escape ar
rest. A gang of de. pendocv gradmlit
> * ■ ?
u jkf j
Zip Wyatt, the leader,
sas a row bey who came to Guthrie
once a month ta spend his wages la
high lit tag and II was here that he met
Mm Freeman, who waa an Illinois girl
, b <, y,*d formed an Incurred idea of the
Joined them
glories of a bandit's life from too many
trashy novel* H* persuaded her to
j elope with him after be had killed two
or three mm and gone into hiding He
has often poxtled the sheriffs a* they
j bare fired their rifle* at him. point
j blank and be has mraped witbou- in
j j jrr
Blare her capture. Mrs. Free-
man aaya Wyatt always wears steel
j pUtes over hla bock, front and thigh*
and will never be taken alive.
-et of the gang of desperadoes escaped
The two women are now In the Guthrie
jail and pass their time playing cards
or chatting with the other prisoners.
ffiNNtrklM «Bf Mlhif Ho» HmIk.
District Attorney J. M. t'ongdon last
seek secured the first conviction In
Cattaraugus county for the offense of
selling "hop-soda." The trial was be-
fore County Judge Vreelsnd snd »he
accused was a man named Yaw of 3ast
Otto. "Hop soda" la the Innocent name
of a beverage sold In numerous rural
communities where there are no li-
censes for the soiling of Intoxicating
drinks It I» supposed to be consti-
tuted of lager beer as a basts liberally
diluted with water until a given quan-
tity contains only about one-third as
murh alcohol as beer. On the other
hand. It Is qalte certain that out-and-
out beer la sold and drank under th*
gulae of "bop soda" and some of those
who call for "hop soda" would acorn to
drlnh an attenuated article. The jury
convicted Yaw after deliberating eleven
The fhet was established on
the trial that "hop soda" was Intoxicat
ing. even In Its mild form.—Buffalo
ram la rearhi
Peaches aa we know them are a de
licious fruit. In thoir native state,
however, they are rankly potynou»
The original peach la an Arabian fruit.
Ita pita contain cyanic arid, in very
small quantltlea. it la true, but enough
to kill a man Cyanic arid la a most
deadly poison. A drop of it on the
tongue will produce almost Instant
death, and even the fume« will kill a
The acid and all of Its salts have
the characterlallc smell ot peaches.
Many children are In the habit of
cracking the peach pita and eating the
meats A few of them will not produce
any serious result, for cultivation hns
dona wonders with the originally pol
But many a child has
sonoua pearh.
lost Ita life from eating too freely of
peach pita. ■
Caelda't Tara Dlrsraa
William A. Miller, aged 46, of Akron,
Ohio, cut his throat from ear to ear
with a rator. Bealda hla dead body was I
found thla morning a summon« In a
divorce suit brought yesterday by his
wife, to whom hs has been married
twenty-five years. On ths paper was
penciled these words to tits wife: "You
and your sister» are my murderer»."
The chtifie far divorce waa alleged to
be habitual drunkenness
\ .1 4CK TH K HIPPÜU i
I n Ti m ri fin, j
Carl Fie
Raliaf that ■« Hu Nt
tka Whiter-hapal Fiend or Kl »oil y
Memory —Caught la Ilia Aat af
Bw nn. i l.
la Other Than
A C K the
per" If all accounts
are true
trouble society no
genbaum who was
I killed In ths elect
rical chair at Sing
Sing. N. Y., the
other day.
lawyer now de
clares that tbs man
executed was the fiend who set the
world horror-stricken with bis revel of
blood in Whitechapel.
This remarkable criminal was elec
trocuted for killing Mrs. Johanna
Hoffman. He had defied the police of
all the continents. He murdered when
and where he chose. And no detec
tive Is to reap the glory o* bringing the
worst assassin of the century to bis
doom. To a lawyer belongs the credit
of revealing the probable identity of
the man who was executed Monday.
As the murderer's body was being
carried from the death chair U> the
autopsy-roomWilliam Sanford Lawton,
his counsel, who fought for more than
a year and a half to asvn j
miserable client, made i i
• taring bis full belief that Fiegenbaum
was "Jack the Kipper," author of many
of the Whitechapel murders.
The lawyer was the only mao whom
Fiegenbaum trusted. And Mr. Lawton,
knowing at leaat some of the man's
eecreta. said after seeing him go calmly
to hla death with a half-spoken prayer
on bis lips: "I will stake my pro
fessional reputation that If the police
will trace this man's movemenu care
fully for the last few years their In
vestigations will lesd them to London
and to Whitechapel."
And then he told the facta which led
him to that conclusion, Fiegenbaum
or Zahm, had been ail over Europe and
much of this country. He aeemed on
first acquaintance to be simple-minded,
almost imbecile, yet the man waa crafty
beyond measure. He had means of hit
own. as waa proved by a will he made
before bla death, yet he always pro
fessed extreme poverty.
Mrs. Hoffman, who lived in two mis
erable rooms, with her son Michael.was
very poor. Fiegenbaum hired one of
the rooms for the merest pittance,
promising to pay when he had secured
work. He lived there for j»o days.
During the following night Michael
Hoffmann awoke to find the boarder
in the act of cutting hit mother's
throat. Fiegenbaum ran at him. knife
In band, and the boy sprang out on a
window ledge. Fiegenbaum stabbed
the woman again, jumped from the
rear window Into an area, threw away
the knife, and escaped. Mr. Lawton's
Idea ts that he had planned a murder
ofthe"Rlpper" order.and that the boy's
cries prevented him from carrying out
hla Intentions. The man was caught
red-handed that night. Once In a burst
of confidence Fiegenbaum said to bis
"I have for years suffered from a
singular disease, which Induces an all
absorbing passion. This passion mani
fests Itself in a desire to kill and muti
late every' woman who falls In my way.
At such time« I am unable to control
myself." The lawyer at once thought
of the Whitechapel crimes and looked
up the dates, selected two. When he
saw Fiegenbaum again and was talking
with him confidentially, he said: "Carl,
were you In London from this date to
that one," naming those selected.
"Yes," the prisoner answered, and
relapsed Into silence. But as time went
on the lawyer, in tracing his move
ments prior to the crime, discovered
that Fiegenbsum had never lived In
any house which was not In charge of
a woman. Mr. Lawton once put the
question of the Whitechapel murders
to Fiegenbaum. whose reply was that
ths Lord was responsible for his acts
and that to Him only could he confess.
Mr. Lawton drew enough from the
* «
the life of hla
tatement, de
man. however, to convince him that
the prisoner was no other than Jack
the Ripper, who for more than a year
held London in terror while he mur
dered twelve women of the pavements;
that he was responsible perhaps for
some of the multllatlons which sent a
chill through Wisconsin: and that he
the mmi who entered a room In
the East River hotel with old "Shakes
peare" some hours beforé her mutilat
ed body was discovered.
I was
Tw«nt]r'l«n Doff* to Oa* Cat.
There la—or rather was—a huge can
vas dragon used In the German opera |
"Siegfried," which the company left j
i under the stage of the theater. William
j A Blank ha(1 4 pack of twenty-two
j hounds which he une* in hU play.
Hound* and dragon occupied the name
apartment. The other afternoon the
door of the room was left open and one
of the theater cat« entered. She got
half way arrow) the room before the
hounds saw her. One of them, with a
"I-saw-her-flrst" howl, jumped for
pussy, followed by the remaining twen
ty-one. The cat gave one quick glance
around and made a flying leap into the
orifice of the dragon in which the head
is inserted. It had been removed for
repaire. Two dogs followed in rapid
succession and others followed until
the dragon's body was filled with ani
high carnival inside the dragon. The
canvas sides, unable to stand the Btrain,
Parted In every direction, while the
barking and howling was deafening.
When nothing was left but the debris
Teddy, the first dog to get in, emerged
with a scratched nose and ear but a bit
of cat's fur and a canine smile on his
visage. The others followed, looking
somewhat disappointed, and the stage
hands, attracted by the tumult, bore
away the shattered dragon. A piece of
blotting paper and a teaspoon sufficed
to gather up the remains of the cat —
For a few minutes there was
-4 < OUBffiCtlCUt
With * Mtolt
Worn I
for Matrimony.
Jeanette Hall, alias Smalley, aliaa
Ttschman, alias Cashin, alias Wilson,
was arrested in Newburg, N. Y., the
other night on a charge of bigamy pre
ferred by the Connecticut authorities.
She la forty years old, and waa arrested
in Newburg last January ou the same
charge, but escaped. She admits that
alnce then the has worked as a servant
in several places, changing her name

each time. She says she will kill her
self before she will appear before a
Connecticut court.
Mlnae«»t«'i Lshea DLappearlag.
Twenty years ago Minnesota was dis
tinguished above all others in the Unit
ed States by the immense number of
its lakes, brimful of the purest water.
Since then there has been a gradual
recension of these lakes as well as the
streams which they fed from their copi
ous reservoir. Many of them have dis
appeared. All have sunk far below the
former level. Walter C. Bower, in a
pamdiiet just published by the Minne
ate forestry association, reviews
the history of the water levels in Min
nesota from 1805 to 1866. From 187#
to 18>6. a period of 17 years, he notea
a gradual and In the main continuous
recession of the lakes until they are
now from 15 to 30 feet below the beach
line, and many have entirely disap
Hsr t-c»p Tear Llesase
Marriage License Clerk Bird of the
Orphans' court was surprised last week
when a handsomely attired young lady
entered his office and said she wanted
a marriage license. It ts not unusual
for a license to be purchased, but in
almost every Instance heretofore the
neceasarv document has been applied
for by the prospective groom.
The applicant, noticing Mr. Bird's
look of surprise, said; "It may seem
singular for me to come for the license
but It happened In this way. You know
It's leap year and 1 proposed, and to
thoroughly carry out thé Idea 1 said I
would procure the license as well as
the groom."—Philadelphia Call.
High I Woman «at It.
A farmer of Buena Vista, Wla..
burled #2,600 In gold under hla door
step. When he went to dig It up It was
gone. It turned out that his wife, who
had beau allowed to wear nothing but
calico dresses for fourteen years and
who had been compelled to work on
the farm like a common hand, had
taken the money, and everybody In the
neighborhood Is glad of it.
Doable Bolt of Llfhl«ln|.
One bolt of lightning struck and de
stroyed two trees growing about 126
feet apart near Gainesville, Ga., a few
days ago. Both trees were felled and
shattered to splinters. One tree was
thirty feet from a house. The occu
pants saw the trees struck, but did not
feol anything of the electricity.
Roars Dmtrujr Tolograph Fates.
Every telegraph pole In the remote
districts of Norway has to be con
tinually watched on accouut of the
bears, which have a mania for climbing
the poles and sitting on the cross
beams, swaying backward and forward
until the pole finally falls.
Professor Ghooste says that If we
reckon the depth of all oceans at an
average of three miles, there would be
a layer of salt 200 feet thick In their
basins, should the waters of all sud
j denly evaporate.
thr KEtmrrt lots« widow
Laid to Hast Less Than a Fortnight
Altar ttoa Daath or Har Hu.baud—
Roa.ua af a F ratty Circa. Kquaa
CIRCLE of honest
friends which gir
dles America will
be shocked to hear
of the sudden death
of Kate8tokes-8tet
son, the beautiful
creature who mar
ried John Stetson,
the Boston man
ager of the Globe
theater. Mrs. Stet
son was ardently attached to her pecu
liar husband, and grieved with such
sincere heartache that the nervous pros
tration following bis demise a short
time ago finally resulted In death
other > morning in Boston.
Kate Stokes was one of the most
dashing and brilliantly handsome
women in America. She began
her career as s bareback circus
rider of the most dartng accomplish
ments and grace. Her father used to
run the Stokes amphitheater on Clinton
street in Chicago, and bewitching Kate
was the Joy of impressionable youth
and bald searchers after novel sensa
tion. She would run Into the ring like
a blaze of superb loveliness, toss her
hair and leap to the horse's bare back
with as sure a foot as Steve Brodie's.
She smiled and grew rosy In the most
bewildering fashion, and was always
carefully watched by her mother, who
never allowed anybody else to chaperon
her charming little daughter. When
Kate grew Into womanhood she was
taken away from the sawdust ring and
placed in a boarding school, where her
beauty and escapades variously brought
her into romantic view of an interest
ed coterie which had never reveled in
her public exhibitions of daredevil
pluck. Still her mother watched over
her and her father surrounded her with
such simple luxuries as his circus sav
ings allowed. Just when the rumor that
Stetson would marry Vernona Jar
beau was rife. Kate Stokes appeared in
New York, chaperoned by her comely
mother, and the two were frequently
guests at John Stetaon's Fifth Avenue
theater. Without more than the usual
financial warning in quiet breach-of
promises cases, Jarbeau fluttered into
the field of Jake Bernstein, a wealthy
Hebrew, and announcement of the
probable marriage of pretty Miss
Stokes to John Stetson came soon after
the Jarbeau episode became known.
Stetson was completely captivated by
the handsome circus rider, and through
his influence the fearless equestrienne
secured an appearance in legitimate
comedy, for which she not only had an
ardent penchant but considerable tal
ent. Instantly her beauty captured New
York, she waa the club toaat for a sea
son, but demurely lived in comparative
seclusion with her mother, accepting
the admiration and compliment of the
clubs with much proper scorn. She was
tall as Shakespeare's Rosalind and had
astonishing muscular strength, coupled
with the daintiest of curves and deli
cately feminine beauty of outline. Her
skin was rich in color, clear as a lily
petal and full of delicious little
changes, from a blush to exquisite pal
lor. Her teeth were savage, small and
klttenishly white and her mouth and
nose Bouguereau and Botticelli paint—
red and beautifully curved, rather thin,
but soft and perfect She married Stet
son, and the manager squandered his
money upon his lovely wife. There was
between them that unemotional, placid
sort of sulky devotion sometimes ob
served in compatibly mated pairs in
peasantry or bourgeois couples. Stet
sou permitted Kate all sorts of liberties,
and Kate took them neither greedtly
nor Indifferently, but as due, with no
particular return of thanks, and her af
fection for John was deep-rooted and
When John had occasion to travel
Kate went with him. and when Kate
had occasion to travel John thought it

was all right. She left the stage Im
mediately upon her marriage aud never
returned, though once in awhile she
threatened It.
In winter she was a wonderfully ac
tive creature, always out wrapped from
her lovely black head to her tiny feet
in costly furs. She wopld walk leisure
ly and seemingly unconscious of the
sensation her beauty created wherever
Bhe chose to wander. She bad Russian
vehicles, toboggan sleds, horses of her
own selection, and she waa the most
dat ing and accomplished rider on the
Back bay and carried terror to timid
winter drivers In Central park and on
the tally-ho roads In New York.
In summer she had one of the trlggest
steam and sail yachts among Boston
craft and often went on long cruises
alone with her crew and a few con
genial spirits. Her sailor suits were
wonderfully swagger affairs, usually
imported and always original and im
mensely fetching. Sometimes In her
hunting trips and long sails about in
strange waters she would arm herself
with a piquant brace of pistols set in
jewels and stuck in a leather belt
studded with gold and made more
amusingly terrific by a jeweled dag
ger showing its blit and sheath tip.
She had famously shapely feet and
her footgear occupied shelves enough
to fit up a good-sized shop. Her Jewels
were fabulous in price and once in
awhile exceptional In value. She owned
one or two of the world's most celebrat
ed gems and had coronets, necklaces
and a bundle of garter buckles not
equaled by the treasures of any other
Boston dame's private casket.
When Stetson's wealth and the beauty
of his wife had grown into great notor
iety John bethought himself of society
and made a masse shot to seat himself
and the buxom Katie in the heart of
Back bay aristocracy. But a silent
thunder cloud from the marble-heart
district greeted this harmless ambition
of the pretty circus rider and her hus
Neither of them cared much, and the
splendid Stetson castle, which sits
obstreperously up In the polished ward
of commonwealth avenue, has never
been consecrated by Boston swelldom,
but It was a great place Just the same
and entertainments of solid if somewhat
ostentatious hospitality brightened its
years and Mr. and Mrs. Stetson grew
to be most happy in '.heir pleasant
bohemian circle of friends, who were al
ways glad of an invitation to visit the
big house. ,
A witty financier who had been un
successful in securing a loan from Stet
son called at the palace on Common
wealth avenue and sent up his card.
John had just been handed the transla
3 N
> sF,
\v w 7!
ion of Dumas' "Deimi-Monde" and seal
back the man's card, with the informa
tion written in the corner: "Can't seo
Crust of Society.' " The financier rent
up another, upon which he wrote: "So
glad you have succeeded in breaking in
after all the rebuffs society has given
I'm just in the middle of 'The
Tht Remarkable Affliction of • Professor
Who Dwells la Tmt.
Prof. Reynolds, of Georgetown, Texas,
has the unpleasant distinction of being
afflicted with a disease the like of which
is not known in medical science. Many
noted physicians have examined hla
case, and until recently no solution of
lu mystery has been found. The di
sease Is caused by countless myriads of
animalcule which burrow under tho
skin, causing great pain. When rubbed
briskly with the hand his body would
give off small particles very closely re
sembling brown sand. The case waa
first brought to the attention of Dr.
Fleming, of Georgetown, who made a
very thorough study of It and reported
it in several medical journals. Last
week Prof. Reynolds went to San An
tonio to have City Physician Menger
make a microscopical examination. Dr.
Menger conducted a series of microsco
pical examinations, and not only suc
ceeded in detecting the parasite, but
has made several photographs of it. He
says it is the most wonderful discov
ery ever made on the human body as
far as his knowledge of the subject
goes. The particles taken from the
body look like common sand, are dark
brown In color, and are barely risible to
the naked eye. When placed in acid the
particles foam like seidllte powder*,
and they can be seen under the micro
scope giving off carbonic gas. Acide
also make the particles transparent,
and they easily crumble into very fine
powder. The parasite is encased in a
shell, or rather two sheila. The parasita
itself, when placed under a powerful
microscope, looks very much like a
grab spider. It has eight legs, four in
front and four behind. The front legs
protrude and look like horns.
Mrtttnc M "L" Train».
There's same high betting going on
at the SSd street station of the 6th ave
nue elevated road at about 2 o'clock
every morning. The trains from up
and down town pass each other at thla
station at that time, and you will no
tice a group of men standing on the
platforms, looking at their watchea and
noting the approach of the engines,
whose headlights shimmer along the
rails. They are betting boxes of cigars
drinks and dinners upon which train
will reach the station first, and they
all take the Interest in It which pas
sengers on the Atlantic liners take in
an ocean race. Theoretically the trHina
are suposed to reach the station at the
same time. In practice there Is a dif
ference of ten or fifteen seconds In tha
favor of one or the other every morn
ing—New York Herald.
A company with a capital $3,000,000
has been formed for the purpooe of
building a railroad to the glacier» ot
Mount Tacoma.

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