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THE NINE BAD JACKS,
A Class of Criminals V/hose
Evil Deeds Have Mystified
Their Singular Methods
Awaken a Psychological
Deeds Which Range From
Practical Joking to Repul
Opinion of Inspector Byrnes
Regarding- Some Curious
Another "Jack the Murderer" in Aus
This may be fitly termed the age of
"Jack, the Molern Bogy Man." Ghosts
and hobgoblins pale into Insignificance
Since the beginning of the horrible
slaughter of women in Whitechapel
every man who has committed any
singularly surprising act or crime has
been dubbed "Jack," with the nature
of his eccentricity fully explained by
the addition of two words that tell the
story, says tha New York Recorder.
History now has recorded nine dis
tinct "Jacks," and all of them, with the
exception of the London fiend, are now
within a radius of 100 miles of this city.
Their depredations are various in
nature; some of them have fallen into
the clutches of the law. but the major
ity are still puzzles to the police and
public, and, from the present outlook,
will. remain so.
The London "Jack the Ripper"stands
at the head of the list. Not only is he
the pioneer "Jack," but the finish of
his work and his marvelous escapes
have alone won for him the unenviable
title of leader.-
The- first of the series of murders in
the Whitechapel district occurred early
on the morning of April 3. 1888. Emma
Elizabeth .Smith, an outcast, was found
lying dead in a yard near Osborne
street. Death was caused by two deep
cuts in the abdomen, and it was sup
posed they had been inflicted by a jeal
ous lover or husband. She was buried
in the paupers' lot and the case soon
"Jack the Ripper" at Work.
Nearly five months later, at break of
day on the 7th of August, the body of a
woman was found lying in a pool of
blood on tiie first floor landing at 37
George- buildings, Whitechapel.
The woman had been stabbed in thirty
two.places, and the lower part of the
body was horribly mutilated. The
walls which divide the building into
tenements are very thin, and an ordi
nary conversation carried on in the hall
could be plainly heaid in half a dozen
rooms. Not one of the four people who
were sleeping. within twelve feet heard
any unusual sounds. The woman was
of low character and was identified as
Martha Tabram. She was forgotten al
most as soon as she was buried. The
London police have always been in
doubt as to whether these two murders
had anything to do with those that fol
lowed," and which, without question,
were committed by one hand— that of .
"Jack the Ripper."
It is evident, at any rate, that the po
lice were not awakened to a sense of
the importance ot tliese crimes until
the third one was committed. The vic
tim this time was Polly Nichols, also a
woman of the streets, as the others pre
ceding and following her proved to be.
Ollicer John O'Neii came across the
body lying in Buck's row. He thought
she was asleep, and turned her over
with his foot to awaken her. She made
no mo\enieiit, and, leaning over, he
found she was bathed in warm blood,
which was still oozing from a dozen
wounds on her body. This was at 3:45
on the morning of Aug. 31. and he had
passed the spot where the body lay not
fifteen minutes before. Three men
were working in a slaughter house
about 300 feet away, and no cry
"JACK TIIE IIIPPEH."
or sounds of a struggle had reached
them. The mutilation of this body was
frightful. The head was nearly sev
ered from the spinal column, the skirts
were torn away and the abdomen ripped
opened by slashes so deep that the
bowels piotuded. The cuts were such
as could only have been made by a
strong and experienced man armed
with a keen.knife.
Before a week had elapsed, and while
the police were busy looking for clues,
"Jack the Kipper" succeeded in scor
ing another success. The woman who
fell under his stroke was Annie Chap
man, the former wife of a wealthy vet
erinary surgeon in "Windsor. She had
-been divorced, had fallen to the lowest
grade and was without a perma
nent home. Sometimes she slept in
a tenement at 29 Hanbury street,
and it was at the foot of the steps lead
ing into this house that she was discov
ered at 5 o'clock in the morning by John
Davis, one of the tenants. He had been
about the building for over an hour, yet
toad heard no other sounds than those of
footsteps echoing through the lower
hall, which was not at all uncommon.
The cutting in this case was so horrible
that the physician who made the ex
amination asked to be excused from re-
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lating it in detail to the coroner's jury.
Mrs. Burrige. a shopkeeper in Black
friars row, died in a lit w die reading an
account of the horror in the newspapers.
The victim was cut deliberately and
skillfully, as a surgeon would operate
011 a body— and cut while alive.
The fifth murder was committed on
Sunday, Sept. 23. Early on unit morn
ing the body of an unknown woman was
found near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The
mutilation and all the circumstances
were similar to the previous crimes.
Two at a Time.
The body of the sixth unfortunate
was still warm when it was discovered
at 1 o'clock on the morning of Sept. 30.
The scene of the crime was in Berner
street, and "Jack" had evidently been
frightened oil, for only her throat was
cut. The physicians said, however,
tint the wound was made in exactly the
same manner as the others. Men were
found who had passed the spot a few
minutes before the body was fount!,
but they all swore they had heard or
seen nothing unusual. The woman
was Elizabeth Stride, a notorious White
chapel character known as "Happy Tip
On the same morning, forty-five min
utes later, while the police were carry
ing off this body, the seventh murder
was committed within ten minutes'
walk of the spot in Mitre square. A
policeman named Watkins found the
body, which was afterwards identified
as Catherine Eddows. while it was still
warm. The woman was horribly carved,
and could not have been dead more
than a few minutes. For over an hour
the officer had not been out of hearing,
vet had heard no unusual sounds, and a
watchman, in front of whose house the
deed was done, said he had been sitting
for two hours near the window reading,
but had not at any time been disturbed
by the slightest sound in the street.
On Oct. 2 the body ot the eighth vic
tim was found in an open vault where
the Grand opera house was building,
within a stone's throw of the Grand and
the Metropole hotels and in sight of the
Scotland Yard headquarters. The legs
and arms were separated, the throat cut
and the abdomen crisscrossed with sharp
cuts. The body was in an advanced
stage of decomposition and was never
"Jack" probably spent more time on
the ninth victim" than on any of the
others. She was Mary Jane Lawrence,
and on Nov. 41 was found in her room
mutilated beyond recognition. The
slashing in this case was so brutal that
even the physicians were sickened at
the sight. The throat was cut from eat
to ear, the arms and legs severed neatly.
the breasts cut off and laid on the table
and the heart and liver removed as if by
a surgeon. The abdomen was lacerated
His Only Failure.
The next attempt was made on Nov.
21, and was the only one in which "The
Kipper" tailed to accomplish his fiend
ish purpose. The woman -in question
had her throat cut within calling dis
tance of a dozen pedestrians. She was
discovered in time to receive medical at
tendance and be saved: yet during the
assault she made no outcry, and said
she could never identify the man who
It was at this time that the. only de
scription of "Jack the Kipper" was ob
tained. Several pedestrians who hap
pened to be near at the time gave facts
from which the above picture has been
drawn. He looked to be about thirty
years old, five feet eight inches in
height, and wore a black cutaway coat,
dark trousers and a small round hat.
As he walked he turned up the collar
of his coat and pulled his hat over his
eyes, but it was seen that he was of
light complexion and had a light mus
he body of Elizabeth Jackson, tenth
victim, was found in sections between
May 3 and June 25, ISS9. The eleventh
victim, Alice Mackenzie, was found
whiie still warm in Castle alley July 17.
The next of the unfortunate women
to fall under the knife was Alice Hart,
a notorious character, whose mutilated
body was found under the railway arch
in Pincliin street. The thirteenth- and
last of the Whitechapel crimes was that
of an old woman named Wolt. Her
body was picked up in pieces at Cross
ford Woods early one morning during
the winter of 1S«J1. Kfl
Up to this time many letters were re
ceived by the London police called
'•Hell." and signed by "Jack the Kip
per," in which he said he would kill
fifteen women before he stopped, and
that he was soon going to Vienna and
Paris. Many of these letters were un
doubtedly written by cranks and jokers,
and it may be considered only a coinci
dence that murders of a similar nature
have since been committed in Vienna
and Paris. It is certainly strange, to
say the least.
Withal, the London police are still
searching for "Jack the Kipper," and
should he be captured the man who
takes him into custody will receive re
wards aggregating over ?50,0C0.
The New York "Ripper."
One murder has been committed in
this city by "Jack the Kipper," and as
far as details are concerned the mutila
tion was similar to that done in White
chapel, and the character of the woman
the same as the European victims. A
man is now serving a life sentence for
This murder was committed early on
the morning of the 24th of last April, in
room No. 31, on the fifth floor of a no
torious dive at the corner of Catharine
and Water streets, known as the East
River hotel. The room was assigned
late the night before to a lightly built
man and Carrie Brown, an old woman
known by her associates as "Shakes
peare," on account of her ability to
recite entire acts from the great poet's
At 'J o'clock the next morning a young
bartender went through the hotel
awakening the sleepers and turning
them out. lie received no response
from No. 31, and after waiting a few
minutes and knocking again, he pushed
open the door. The sight that met his
gaze caused him to utter aery of hor
ror. On the bed lay the body of old
"Shakespeare." She was frightfully
slashed about the lower portion of her
body. The details of the tragedy, with
the exception that the knife was found,
had such a striking similarity to the
London murders that the police at once
concluded New York had been paid a
Visit by the original "ripper. "
Inspector Byrnes, who had once re-
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marked that if "Jack, the Ripper" ever
did any work in New York lie would
have him in less than forty-eight hours,
made good his words. He flooded the
district with scores of his best men and
any number of suspects were caught in
the drag net. Out of these a man known
as "Frenchy," upon whom blood stains
were found, was chosen as the murderer.
At the trial, which was one of the most
interesting murder trials ever held in
this city, "Frenchy," through an in
terpreter, said his name was Ameer
Ben Ali and that he came from the
tribe of Ben Aisha, inhabiting a
valley near Algiers. He claimed never
to have seen the woman he was charged
with killing and protested his innocence
loudly. The evidence against him was
circumstantial, but so cleverly was it
woven that it shattered the. defense.
The strongest testimony was that of
Dr. Formad, the expert, who made an
examination of the blood and dirt taken
from under the Arabian's finger nails
and who said the corpuscles were sim-
HENRY O. DOWD, "THE SLASHER."
ilar to those in the blood taken from the
body of the murdered woman. - The
jury returned a verdict of murder in the
second degree, and the man is now
serving a life sentence at Sing Sing.
As far as Ben All's guilt was con
cerned this verdict was practically an
acquittal for him, and to this day the
general opinion is that the murderer of
'•Shakespeare" is still at large. The
argument advanced, and it is certainly
a s'roug one, is that if Ben Ali com
mitted the deed, which was a most
brutal one. he should certainly have
paid the full penalty of the crime with
"Jack the Slasher."
The next "Jack" of importance was a
man whose tendencies for slashing were
as fiendish as those of the "Ripp»r,"
but in this case only drunken men were
attacked and their throats cut by a sin
gle heavy stroke of a Keen razor.
The attention of the police was first
attracted to the operations of "Jack the
Slasher" on Dec. 29. 1891. Shortly after
midnight on that date a man staggered
into the Elizabeth street station, bleed
ing profusely from a gash in his throat
that extended from ear to ear. He said
he was James Berlin, a cook, and that
lie had been drinking most of the night.
Only a few minutes previous a man had
approached him from behind and cut
him. He turned, but saw nothing more
than a figure skulking away in the dark
Louis Larsen. a Swedish, sailor was
the next victim. lie was aiso drunk,
and had his throat cut about 3 a. in. on
Jan. 8. He could give no description of
his assailant, but said he had been at
tacked from behind.
About 2 o'clock on the morning of
Jan. 8 John Clark, a seventeen-year-old
boy, who had left his home in Eliza
beth, N. J., to come to this city on; a
drunk, staggered into the Oak street
station almost dead from the effects of a
gaping wound in his throat, lie got a
good look at his assailant, however, and
was positive he could identify him.
The next man who fell under the
slasher's knife was George Williams, of
Brooklyn, who was attacked in Olivet
street, near Catherine street ferry. He
was too drunk to give a description of
the man who committed the deed.
On the morning of the 15th, only four
days later, the police were set on their
mettle by rinding the body of John Car
son, with his throat cut from ear to ear,
in front of a stable at 37 Chrystle street.
The wound had been inflicted in exactly
the same manner as the others.
Scores of policemen in citizens' clothes
patrolled the district nightly. Among
them was William Masters-ion, of the
Oak street station. About 2 o'clock on
the morning of Jan. 17 he noticed a sus
picious character in Roosevelt street
and followed him at a distance. The
man soon began dogging the footsteps
of a drunken man, and when they had
"JACK TIIE SMILER."
walked two blocks, closed in, and, grab
bing the victim from behind, slashed
his throat and then started away. Mas
terson quickly jumped on the scene,
and, knocking the fellow down, secured
him. The drunken man was William
Thus was "Jack the Slasher" caught,
and nicely, too, and he acknowledged
to Inspector Byrnes he had committed
the two murders and the other assaults.
He was identified as Henry G. Dowel,
and came from a very good family. He
was undoubtedly insane, for he said he
had a mania to kill drunken Dutchmen
who bore a resemblance to a man who
had once insulted his mother. He is
now in an asylum.
"Jack the Ink Thrower.''
In this man a most peculiar form of
insanity was discovered. His presence
was first made known to the police last
summer, when numerous complaints
were made at the Nineteenth precinct
station by women whose dresses were
spotted with ink. When the story was
published many other complaints were
received, and it was found that in all
cases the dresses "ruined?" were excep
tionally new and pretty. None of the
women could 'give any description of
the person who threw the ink from the
fact that the fluid was thrown on the
back of the skirt, and consequently not
discovered until the dress was removed.
It was clearly a case of "morbid im
For three mouths ttie mysterious mau ,
continued unmolested in his destructive,
work. His field of operations was among
the shopping districts in Sixth- avenue
and on Fourteenth and Twenty-third
streets. In 'jgtist.'he was caught in
the act of sq*_.fting ink on the dress of
a woman on Sixth avenue. He had in
his pocket a good-sized bottle of ink,
and in his hand was a small glass and
rubber lube such as is used in filling
fountain pens, and which had been his
weapon in every case. He was a man
about thirty years of age, poorly
dressed, and as he could not or would
not give any account of himself he was
sent to Bellevue to be examined as to
his sanity. There are undoubtedly many
women who never reported the destruc
tion of their gowns in this strange
"J.ick tiie AVater-Tlirower ."
This fellow's operations were si milar
to those of the preceding character, aud
the form of insanity— a desire to throw
something at a woman's dress— of the
same development. He was first heard
from In upper Sixth avenue, between
Fortieth amt Sixtieth streets. His plan
was to stand in a doorway, and when a
victim passed throw on her a cupful of
water. Be would always make it ap
pear accidental and offer profuse apol
ogies. Tin* frequency of the act, how
ever, brought about a complaint to the
police, and he disappeared, only to turn
up a month later on the East side, where
he repeated his actions. When com
plaints were made from this quarter he
stopped his queer work and has not
been heard from since.
"Jack the Peeper. »»'?.
From November. 1890, until late last
summer the inhabitants of a dozen New
Jersey towns in the vicinity of Eliza
beth were terrorized at different inter
vals of about two weeks at a time by the
appearance of a heavily built man with
a villainous face, which most of the
time was hidden by a huge slouch hat.
Upon striking a town he would wait un
til about 8 o'clock iv the evening -and
then start on a tour of peeping. He
would always select the windows of the
room in which the family were sitting,
and upon being discovered would drop
out ot sight as completely as if had
gone through the earth.
As a rule he would peep into about
nine houses a night, and would let. one
night elapse before repeating the queer
actions around other houses. lie was
never known to remain longer than two
weeks In one town, but in many cases
return visits were paid after an absence
of a month or more. The excitement
at one time became so high throughout
the besieged locality that searching
parties were instituted and, although
many long and weary vigils were kept,
'•Jack the Peeper," was never caught.
The remarkable faculty he had of dis
appearing almost instantly still remains
an unfathomable mystery. One of the
best theories advanced is that he is a
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"JACK "THE HUGGER."
man who is hunting down some person
who has wronged him or his kin, and
whom he knows only by face.
"Jack the Kisser."
The man to whom this apellation be
longs is unique in his, class, from the
fact that he appeared in two guises and ,
frequented two localities— the extremes/
of social life. Clad in torn and soiled',
garments, he showed up among the ten-§
ements on the east side about a year
and a half ago, and brought himself at )
once into prominence by kissing school?
girls as they were returning home from
the afternoon session.
Dressed neatly.and showing excellent
taste, he wcula parade '-' Fifth " avenue, ?
and politely ask every young lady' who;
happened to catch his fancy to kiss him. -
Complaints were made to the police"
from both districts, and it was found
that the physical descriptions of the
"two" men tallied exactly. Upon in
vestigation it was found that he would*
remain in one guise a week and ' then
assume the other, after the fashion of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He was never"
"Jack the Haircutter." ;? *1
This title explains itself, and the in
tentions of the man to whom it was ap
plied are easily guessed at. He . terror-:
ized the young girls on the east side of
the lower portion of the city for over,
three months last spring.and was looked?
upon as some terrible being,althoughalP
he did was to snip their hanging locks
while they were not looking, and then
escape. The theft was generally made
while the victims were looking into
shop windows, and those who suffered:
thus prided themselves on their wealth':
of hair, which they allowed to hang in
curls or braids down their back. The
cutting was done with a big pair of keen,
scissors, and one clip was all that was)
ever necessary. The police searched;
long for him, but without success. He
probably sold the hair at a good price 5
to dealers in switches and wigs. - ', '.;" '■* 7
"Jack the Smilcr." .• ■?. , •-, \
For the past month complaints have
been received at the Nineteenth; Police
precinct from women who said that an
elderly, well-dressed man who*' f re- .7
quented the shopping district stuck his •
face close to theirs and smiled and made*
himself otherwise annoying. Last week
Mrs. Clara A. Wendell, of 22'J Eighth
avenue, was inflicted with, his smile,
and she promptly called a policeman
and had the man arrested. At the
Jefferson Market Police court he-gave
his name as Henry Hartmaii, and said
he lived in Brooklyn. He could not ex-"
plain his peculiar actions and was dis
charged with a reprimand, after paying
a small fine. He will be kept . track . off
however. • . :'■■ ?
"Jack tho Hugger.'* ■ .?,
On Monday news reached this city
that the ruffian who created a reign of?
terror in Danbury,Conn..two months ago
has resumedghis work, and, as a con se
quence, every young woman in the?
town is afraid to venture out on the
street at night unless accompanied by a
sturdy male escort. A few nights a"go
two girls were passing through Har
mony street, when a man sprang ? from
behind a tree and threw his arm around :
.one of them. The girls screamed loud-'
ly, and the man released his grasp upon
the approach of two men. The'man ap
peared in Connecticut two months ago,
and hugged two or three young girls
nightly. Gnce or twice he has kissed
his victims, but is generally content to'
hug them tightly until their screams at
tract attention. Searching parties were
unsuccessful before, but they are being
WOMEN IN THE RAGE.
Next Tuesday Eight of Them
Will Start on a Long
In the Panorama Building
They Will Show Their
All of Them Are Well Known
Pounders of? the Sawdust
And Some of Them Have Rec
ords Better Than Many
Strong Men. mPm
' Next Tuesday at noon Dr. S. S. Kil
vington will give. the word and the sev
enty-two-hour go-as-you-please race for
ladies will begin at the rejuvenated
i panorama building in Minneapolis.
For the past two weeks H. O. Mes
sier, himself a well known pedestrian
and a man who has managed many long
distance races, has been busy putting
the building into shape for this event.
The panorama building is the best
building in the city for a race like this.
It is centrally located, and is so con
structed that a view of the w hole track
can be had from any point inside the
walls. The interior arrange ments are
much' superior to those of any building
in the city where a similar race has
been brought off. One does not have to
stand up all the time. Comfortable seats
have been arranged in amphitheater
form,Bo that the spectators can sit down
all the time and enjoy the race. The
arrangements are as good as can be
7 The race will last six days, and the
contestants will be on the track twelve
hours every day. They will appear on
the track at noon and will remain on
until midnight. Making the racing hours
twelve hours each day insures the
presence on the track of all the entries
all the time. The entries number eight
and every one of them has made good
records on the saw-dust. None of them
is a "local," who has never been in a
race, but all are women with national
reputations as pedestrains.
First among the
entries comes Lou
ise Artnaindo. who
needs no introduc
tion to Minneapol
itans. She is best
known up in this
country throu gh
ii c r nuances
on the wheel,, but
she also I a* rec
ords on the' saw
dust pat She
has a record 'of
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103 miles in twsti- . armainoo.
ty-four - hours,- which is better than
many a ma:i famous, in pedestrian
ism- has marie, and a record of twenty
five milesin four .:u©urs» Louise, is a
stayer and can always be counted upon
to make an exciting finish for any one
who tries to beat her out.
Mine. Tobias, of New York city, has
the best long-distance record of any of
the ladies entered in this rae.;. She has
been on the track for a good many
years, and has never failed to give a
good account of her
self. She is the
er among the ladies.
She has covered 405
miles in 142 hours
and 260 miies in 72
hours, twelve hours
per day. For the
past seven years she
lias won all of the
ing matches in the
United States for
ladies. She is now
in the city, and will
be ready for the
start next Tuesday.
She says she is go
nig-to win this race,
. Miss Emily Stev
ens is an English
I'irl lint- «h*» hue
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cago that she now claims that city as
her home. She has not been in many
really long-distance races, but she has
shown that she possesses speed and
staying qualities. She has a record of
thirty miles in five hours, which is not
Among those who will dispute the
lead with Mme. Tobias is Miss Aggie
Harvey, of Pittsburg, Pa. Miss Harvey
has been seen in ath
letic exhibitions in
She took part in the
two ladies' bicycle
races in Minneapolis
last spring. But she
has made good rec
ords on the pedes
trian path as well as
on the wheel. Among
the pedetrian rec
ords she has made
are these 7 Seven
miles in one hour;
sixty miles in twelve
hours; 293' miles in
315 7 miles in 142
hours. Miss Harvey
is iv the best possi
ble condition, and
feels able to estab
lish her title to be
ing styled the Irish
Miss Mollie liar- holme uakvey.
vey is also a Pittsbure lady and a sister
of Agsie Harvey. She has devoted her
athletic ability to pedestrianisra instead
of to bicycling, as her sister has done,
and she has made some good records.
She has traveled seven miles in one
hour, fifty-live miles in twelve hours,
and 242 miles in seventy -two hours,
twelve hours a day. There is no dan
ger but she will be able to cover the
limit, and claim a share of the gate
Miss Louisa Ru&ton is a Canadian, a
nation famous for
the production of
athletes. She, like
Miss Stevens, has
not done 'very much
In long distance
races, but she has
covered so much
ground in short dis
tance matches that
she has proved that
she can run and that
she has good stay
ing qualities. She
is the champion
short distance walk
er of Canada. Her
record is as follows:
Five miles in 43 min
utes: 10 miles in 1
hour and 56 minutes;
15 miles in 2 hours
and 57 minutes.
"Mica RUSSIA Map-
-LOUISA RUSTON. bet _ f 0 philadel
phia,- will uphold tbJ honor of the rand I
of the thistle in the coming race. She
is the heaviest lady walker in the world.
Her records areas follows: Six miles
in one hour; 30 miles in 6 hours; 87
miles in 24 hours; 250 mile 3in 72 hours;
338 miles in 142 hours.
Miss Hattie Harrison, of Philadelphia,
is an American. Miss Harrison has been
in several seventy-two hour races, and
has demonstrated that she can follow
the leaders pretty
closely. Sne may
not win first money,
b v t . s h e always
makes it interesting
for the others who
contest for second
or third, and is con
fident that she can
cover miles enough
to entitle her to a
share in the gate
money. Success in
]son largely a
r races, and
i can follow
i c a 1 wa y s
, and is con
hat she can
le her to a
n the gate
is largely a
matter of condition,
and Miss Harrison
is in the best condi
tion. Bessie Deter
est and Bella Kil
bury were injured
in training, and will
not be here.
Forty per cent of
the gate money will
be divided among
nATTiF. iiAßnisoN. the i atlies ho cover
225 miles or better. If only one covers
the the limit she will get it all.but there
is no danger of one getting all the
money. If more than one covers the
limit, the money will be divided ac
cording to the following scale:
Two— 6o, 40.
Three— so, 30. 20.
Four— 25. 18, 12.
Five— 4o, 2."). 15, 12, 8.
Six— 25, 15, 10, li. 4.
Seven— 4o. 23, 14, 10, 0, 4. 3.
Eiaht— 4o. 20. 13, 0,6, 5, 4, 3.
The track has been surveyed, and has
been found to be twenty laps to the
mile. All the representatives of the
fair sex will be admitted to the race
free on the first day.
AT THE THEATERS.
Irish Comedy-Drama at One and
Sensational Melodrama at Two
Grand Opera House— Beginning tomorrow
evening, for one week, with a matinee Satur
day, the well-known popular Irish comedy
actress, Annie Ward Tiffany, will occupy the
stage at the Grand opera house, presenting
here for the first timelier successful comedy
drama, "The Stepdaughter," which has
been very favorably commented upon by the
press of other cities. It is a remarkable fact
that women, as a rule, no matter what their
powers as comediennes may be. do not
make successful dialect actresses. (if the few
who have made their mark in this line, An
nie Ward Tiffany stands easily in the first
rank. She has mastered the Irish brogue
perfectly. At the same time she herself
is . endowed with considerable natural
wit and humor peculiar to the nat
ives of "ihe little green isle." Her
Biddy Ronnau in "Shadows of a Great City"
was long a popular element of performances,
and ail who saw her in that delightful Char
acterization wiil readily recall her to mind.
As Peggy Logan in her new play, she is said
to "tiroasF, if it be possible.all former efforts,
and gives a picture so true to nature that it
has bean said of her.as Goldsmith said of the
great Ganick, "It Is only wteu off the stage
that she is acting." "The Stepdaughter"
' was written expressly for Miss Tiffany. The
plot is well constructed. The scenery of this
production, showing the tower ami cliffs.' an
old country inn and the drawing room of the
millionaire, is taia to be complete and hand
U\'y> 'Mtera House— Beginning- this after--:
noon "The Police Patrol.'* one of those pro
ductions in which realistic effects play a
prominent put, will be given its first hearing
in Minneapolis. The story of the play was
taken from the facts surrounding a famous
murder mystery of some five years ago. The
scenic pictures are of a most elaborate and
.beautiful kind, embracing reproductions of
localities made famous from their associa
tion with some historical event. One act is
given over to a reproduction of the interior
of West Lake street patrol barn, showing
everything in readiness for the sound of the
alarm. When the bell peals forth its call for
the wagon the horses dash from their stalls
under the swinging harness, are hitched and
off the stage in a space of time said to be less
than five seconds. " The succeeding act rep
resents Haymarket square, a spot well re
membered as the scene of the anarchist up
rising on that bright May day some six years
ago. In this act "the white patrol" is again
introduced, this time answering the alarm
on the street, making a wild rush around the
stage to where the officer is seen struggling
with bis prisoner. The cast is a capable one.
■Pence Opera House— Commencing t day
with matinee and running every night dur
ing ihe week, with usual matinees, the
attraction will be "The Boy Ranger," with
Frank S. Frayne as the star, supported by
an excellent company, durine which are
introduced the Indian pony, "Sitting Bull,'"
and performing dog, "Ben." Mr. Frayne,
though scarcely more than a boy. is said to
be an actor of ability, and adapts himself
With ease to the various parts he has to enact.
The play deals mainly with life iii Siberia,
and is replete wiih incidents and situations
calculated to excite the enthusiasm of an
audience. There are a number of highly
realistic scenes, too, plentifully scattered
throughout the four acts of the play. The
fire scene, burning of the convict's hut. is
said to be very realistic.
Play House Paragraphs.
Manager Litt has openly guaranteed that
the Twin City stock company will be the best
ever seen in the Northwest. A number of
new American plays will be produced,
I among them being the one in which Miss
Annie Lewis, the talented soubrette of the
"Yon Yonson" company, will star. It has
not been given a title as yet, but is from the
pen of William Haworth, the author of "The
Miss Jessie Villars has the part of Maras
china ill "Sinbad," a giddy old female, very
susceptible and very anxious for a husband.
She has made quite a hit in the part, making
it effective, but avoiding the disagreeable ex
aggerations, bordering on vulgarity, which
so many pei formers seem to think necessary
in impersonating sucn a character.
Joseph Jefferson, the comedian, has de
chned the invitation to go to the interna
tional musical and theatrical exhibition in
Vienna. Mr. Jefferson was asked to go as
tbe moat famous American comedian. The
trip is likely to be an expensive luxury for
any actor "who will undertake it. K. 11.
Southern is the present candidate, and he is
said to be Willing to go.
An important event in this season's
theatricals will be the appearance at the
Grand of Robert Mautell. generally con
ceded to be the ideal exponent of romantic
drama. His repertoire includes "Monbars,"
"Hamlet," Othello,*' "The Louisianians."
"A Lesson in Acting" and "The Corsicau
MThe Hanlon Brothers, who have made
themselves famous from the production of
such pantominre spectacles as "Le Voyage
en Suisse." '"Fantasma" and others have,
is said, excelled all former efforts in their
liberal presentation of "Superba."
"O'Dowd's Neighbors," one of those light
enteitaiuments which depends for success
upon mirth and melody as well as a collec
tion of clever comedians, will be the attrac
tion at the Bijou at an early date.
Mile, Rhea, the famous Russian actress,
will introduce a new- historical play during
her engagement a t the Grand. The piece is
called "La Czarina."
The seats for "Sinbad" will open next
Thursday morning, it is quite likely the
standing room sign will adorn the lobby at
The Lyceum will have lor its attraction
convention week Miss Agnes Huntington, the
most popular comic opera prima donna in
"Mv Jack," an English melo-drama on the
order of "The Lights of London" and "Rom
any Rye." will follow "The Police Patrol" at
"Hazel Kirke" will be presented here by
Miss Hftie Ellsler, C. W. Couldock and sev
eral other members of the original company.
One of the dramatic treats of the season
will be the appearance at the Grand of Minna
K. Gale in a Shakespearian repertoire.
Eccentric Eddie Foy has a topical song in
"Sinbad" which is said to be one of the hits
of the piece.. V&9
The United States Marine band is an
nounced for April 25 and 23 at the Lyceum.
Remeny and his concert company are
billed for the Lyceum April 13.
Funny little Frank Daniels will be here
soon with "Lull© Fuck." ,
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