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The News of the Sport World.
Substantial Working Fund Is Left and
Surplus Many Be Put Into Athletic
Field—New Fences and Stands* Are
Needed —Track and Baseball Men
Will Be Taken Care of—New Gym
nasium to Be Completed.
CHICAGO, Dec. 25.—Athletics at the
University of Chicago. are on a firm
financial foundation, practically for the
first time in the history of the uni
versity. The past year, according to
the statement yesteday of Manager
Butterworth, was the most prosperous
in the history of the school. Football
alone totaled the sum of $48,000, while
track athletics and baseball will bring
this up several thousand more. The
nearest the university athletics yield
ed a similar sum was in 1899, when the
post-season game with Wisconsin help
ed to swell the total receipts for th«>
year to $42,000.
Of the $48,000 in receipts this year
the university will get half, or $24,000,
the other half going to visiting teams.
The expenses during the past season
amounted to $11,000, leaving a total
of $13,000. Out of this a debt between
$6,000 and $7,000 was paid, leaving a
surplus of nearly $7,000.
The statement is by far the best ever
made to the university trustees. Last
3 rear was ebbtide in university finances,
when the receipts from all sources
totaled only $28,000. In 1900 the re
ceipts from all sources were $35,000.
The surplus this year will more than
cover expenses fcr the track and base
ball teams next spring, it is figured,
and will leave a nice working- balance
for next season's football. The new gym
nasium, it is expected, will be complet
ed before the football season opens, so
Prof. Stagg and his maroons will be
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Some of the surplus mustTbe put Into
the athletic fund. New fences are
needed for the field, but it is doubtful
if anything will be done in this direc
tion the coming year. Some money will
be needed for new stands, as it is fig
ured that with possibly a strong team
some fair-sized crowds may be enter
tained on Marshall field next year.
World's Championship Hurdler Can
Perform in Almost Record Time
if He Desires.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. —Dr.
Alvin C. Kraenzlein, the world's cham
pion hurdler, now a member of ' the
Milwaukee Athletic club, could perform
with almost record speed if he desired
to go into the game of athletics again.
The doctor retired after : his : trip to
England, where he won many notable
contests and smashed the English rec
ords. An- effort was made to get him
to compete in' the American Athletic
union indoor championships at the
exposition last March, but he declined
to go into training again. '^^^fiM
Since the completion of the new club
house of the Milwaukee Athletic club,
Dr. Kraenzlein has taken to the gym
nasium work again and he can be seen
there three times a week, doing some
clever stunts in jumping and hurdling.
At the fence vault, which is something
enw to local athletes, the doctor clear
ed seven feet without any great exer
tion. This is within two inches of the
world's record, and there is no doubt
that if Alvin goes after the mark he
can establish a new record for the
event. ;:v; '--'':-~ ■-..'' ...
Kraenzlein will assist in coaching the
Milwaukee Athletic club athletes for
the indoor championships next spring,
but it is not probable that he will get
into the work himself. He says he
would like to have an exhibition here,
his home town, but he cannot spare
the time to get into proper shape for
such a test. However, he will do all
he can to help the other local boys win.
Detroit Club May Take Young Cor-
bett and McGovern to
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 25.—50 far
as Michigan is concerned, the McGov
ern-Corbett boxing bout is now as dead
officially as it was in reality when
Gov. Bliss and Sheriff Dickson issued
the orders that floored the local pro
moters. The Metropolitan Athletic
club, has not given up all hopes of
conducting the bout, but is now bank
ing on the Windsor project. It is be
lieved that assurances will be secured
in a short time that will warrant the
club in announcing the transfer of the
match to Canadian soil.
Manager Considine had a confer
ence this evening with Joe Humph
reys, representing Sam Harris, and at
its conclusion admitted that a Michi
gan bout would no longer be consider
ed. This is the result of the notice
that Harris sent out the night pre-~
vious, that he believed it out of the
question to further consider Detroit.
Louisville cannot handle the bout,
even if it gets it. Despite what has
been printed, the legal proceedings in
Kentucky are not yet concluded, and
there will be considerable delay in
closing with the boxers. This gives
the local club an advantage on time,
and it believes that the boxers will
consent to meet under its management
if the Windsor project can be made
to look good inside of a few days. The
proper authorities are being inter
The club will point out that Fort
Erie, similarly located, conducts cham
pionship bouts, and will ask permis
sion to do the same thing.
Sailor Is Ready to Meet Champion Jef
fries or Munroe, the Butte Miner.
NEW YORK. Dec. 25.—As a sequel to
the recent defeat of Champion Jeffries
by "Jack" Munroe at Butte, Mont., Tom
Sharkey has declared his intention of
re-entering the prize ring and has issued
a challenge to Jeffries or Munroe for
any sort of a bout for a side bet of from
$1,000 to $5,000. If either of them is in
clined to accept, Sharkey will post a for
feit to clinch the match.
Loser Tries to Go Through Match With
Bag Leg Caused by Blood Poisoning,
but Pain Caused by Points of the
Brass Buckles Entering His Flesh
Forces Him to Give Up.
WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 25.—Dan
MeLeod won the championship of
America at catch-as-catch-can wrest
ling and the $1,500 end of a $2,000 purse
in Mechanics hall before 1,100 people
this afternoon by getting the better of
Tom Jenkins. Jenkins had a *ad leg,
caused by blooding poisoning, and the
pain caused by the points of a brass
buckle enterting the flesh of his leg
made him quit in the third bout.
In order to protect the injured part,
Jenkins had a leather bandage with a
steel stri^down the front of the shin
fastened with brass buckles. Two of
these were broken in the early part of
the match and the brass points dug
into his flesh until the pain was un
bearable and he was afraid of further
blood poisoning.
He had wrestled twenty minutes in
the third bout when he told McLeod
the condition he was in and said he
was willing to quit and call the matS^
a draw or go on wrestling. McLeod.
insisted on continuing, but Jenkins'
manager refused to let the big fellow
go on and forfeited the match. Jenkins
won the first fall by a three-quarters
Nelson in 59 minutes and McLeod got
the second in 24 minutes on a scratch
and half Nelson hold. The match was
fast from the start, McLeod being on
the aggressive almost alt the time.
Blamed Jealousy of French Riders for
Troubles of Reiff and
NEW YORK Dec. 25.—Milton Henry,
the American jockey who was ruled off
the French course for alleged miscon
duct, was among the passengers who ar
rived here on the Kaiser Wilhelm der
Grosse. His wife accompanied him.
Henry is disgusted at the way he was
treated in France, and lays the whole
thing to the jealousy of the French jock
eys. He has brought suit against the
French Racing association, and expects
not only to have his license restored to
him, but to collect 200,000 franc dam
"I have obtained the services of Ferdi
nand Labori. the French lawyer, in the
suit for damages from the racing asso
ciation and. to be restored to the track,"
he said. "Neither I nor Johnny Reiff has
been treated right in the matter, and the
whole trouble was that some of the
French jockeys were not pleased with
the way we were winning. I scored nine
ty-seven victories, and was next to Reiff,
who "headed the list.
"The case will come up on Jan. 26,
and I will be there at that time. I am
absolutely innocent of any crookedness,
and if any* single action of mine can be
proved not to have been on the level
I will walk out of court.
"1 rode for Baron Rothschild and Bar
on Schekler had second call on my serv
Mrs. Henry said that her husband was
a most domestic man and spent the even
ings in his home at Chantilly, near Par
is, with Ir.ie dogs, cats, rabbits and pony.
George Cochran, an American steeple
chase jockey who has been riding in
France, also was a passenger on the
Kaiser Wilhelm.
Inmates Are Entertained With a Con
cert, Followed by a Substantial
Christmas day in the Minnesota state
prison at Stillwater is a day of great
joy to the inmates of that institution,
and yesterday was no exception, only
that the population is larger than it has
ever been before. Warden Wolfer
spared no pains to make glad the
hearts of the 591 prisoners in his care.
The entertainment began at 10 a. m.,
when all the prisoners were marched
to the chapel, where a concert was giv
en for their especial benefit. It in
cluded a selection from "Robin Hood"
by the prison choir, a song by Mr. W.
I. Nolan, of Minneapolis, and a comic
selection by M. J. O'Toole, of St. Paul.
After the exercises in the chapel all
the prisoners were marched back to
the cell house and were given the
freedom of the corridors until 10:30,
when an elaborate dinner, consisting
of chicken, mashed potatoes, plum pud
ding, mince pie, coffee and fruit, was
served. During the freedom in the
corridors various diversions were in
dulged in by the prisoners.
Famous Rider Is Still Living In the
Height of Fashion in Paris.
PARIS, Dec. 25\-Tod Sloan, despite all
statements to the contrary, is not broke.
He is living in luxurious apartments,
dre3ses in the height of fashion, drives
about town and in the country in auto
mobiles and frequents the most expensive
cafes. He is spending money as liberally
and recklessly as ever. Sloan was ex
onerated of all charges by the French
Jockey club and told to renew his regis
tration papers for another year. He, how
ever, prefers to ride in England and has
received advices that the English Jockey
club will give him reinstatement next
It has been proved that he never had
anything to do with the gambling house
of which it was charged he was proprietor
or that he was caught in a big-game
with marked cards. Sloan only last
week emerged from his retirement.
Another American Jockey Is to Try His
Fortune on Foreign Tracks.
NEW YORK, Dec. 25. —Jockey Winnie
O'Connor is the latest American to ar
range to go abroad and try his fortune
on the foreign tracks, says the Ameri
can. O'Connor has Just closed a deal
through August Belmont to ride abroad
for the next three years for Baron de
Rothschild and\ M. de Bloch," of Paris.
For his services O'Connor will receive
$25,000 a year for first call from Baron
Rothschild and M. de Block Is to give
him $10,000 a year for second call. This
will make O'Connor's salary in all $35,000
a year.
Good Racing at Ingieside.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 25.—
Eight thousand persons witnessed excel
lent racing at Ingieside. The weather
was good and the track in fine condi
tion. The feature today was the Christ
mas handicap at a mile and a quarter,
value, $3,390. Seven clever performers
went to the post with Nones favorite at
3to 1. He won in a gallop from Bessie
McCarthy and Siddons, both of whom
closed fast. Nones was the only favorite
-to score during the afternoon.
Two Favorites Finish Ahead in the Races
at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, La.. Dec. 25.—Wealth
and McChesney were the winning favor
ites. Scotch Plaid was run up $305 after
he won the second race- and was bought
in. The Christmas handicap, with $1,000
added and worth $1,635 to the winner,
went to McChesney.,. He; was ridden by
Redfern arid ran a sensational race, win
ning in a drive by half a length from
Old Hutch. McChesney had a rough trip.
He got caught in a jam at the first turn
and Redfern had to pullvup to-keep fr-m
going down. In the run home he came
from seventh place. \ Weather clear and
track fast.
Syndicate Buys an Island in the Mis
sissippi River on Which It Is
Supposed to Be Buried.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 25.—D. C. Tay
lor, of Manchester, acting for himself
and others, purchased Bryan island,
situated in the Mississippi river, two
miles above the mouth of the Missis
sippi, at a sheriff's sale in Clayton,
St. Louis county.
Beyond this simple statement on the
county records is a story of wild ad
venture, dare-deviltry, murder and ar
son in the old days when palatial
Steamers with the wealth of the land
traversed the Ohio, Mississippi and
Missouri rivers. And again there is a
modern chapter, one on which the
sheriff's sale today has important bear
Seekers after the treasure supposed
to have been buried by the river pir
ates under "Red" Malone have been
numerous and so persistent in their
digging that from 429 ..acres the island
has shrunk to such proportions that
with the aid of the turbulent Missouri
the land will vanish.
Mr. Taylor stated it was the pur
pose of the syndicate he represented
to patrol the island under a guard to
conduct an exhaustive 'search for gold
believed to have been secreted there.
The island is principally famed _for
being the base of operations for the
Malone-Snyder steamboat robbers,
who flourished in the 1 reconstruction
days at the close of the war. The op
erations of this gang, according to
Capt. Simon Aeon, 'known then in the
St. Louis-Cairo-Louisville trade, and
now a resident of St. Louis, extended
from Point Pleasant at the mouth of
the Kanawha river to Cairo and thence
north on the Mississippi as far as Du
Capt. Aeon had three experiences
with the Malones, on each occasion his
vessel was fired. "The first was on
the Nancy Lee which was wrecked and
burned at the mouth of the Missouri,
on Aug. 12, 1865," said the venerable
"The boat hit a snag and floated to
the Missouri shore, where she was
burned. Four passengers were shot
and most all robbed by a gang that
came from the thick bushes. Then
there was the Roberts wrecked and
burned opposite St. Charles and a
piece of whose hulk still sticks in the
south bank. The James Gray was de
stroyed between Cairo and Louisville
in the early '70s, and was one of the
last operations of the gang. Their
method of proceeding seldom deviated,
if at all.
"Usually a confederate would ship
on the St. Louis steamer, sometimes
weeks, perhaps months, before the
time selected for the raid. Being an
expert river man, he soon was intrust
ed with the wheel. On the selected
night an obstruction would be placed
for 'the accident,' and then it was the
old story of wreck, burn and rob. Ves
sel after vessel was rotrbed in this
manner, until the federal authorities
joined in the hunt of the states. The
men Avere traced to Bryan island, but
were never taken."
Interesting Pointers op Those Found in
Mississippi River Shells.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 25.—The
placing on exhibition at the Milwau
kee public museum of the extensive
collection of fresh water mussels of
Wisconsin and the shells in which
they are found has already attracted
considerable attention.
Custodian Henry L. Ward said that
a good many inquiries had been made
by visitors to the museum regarding
the specimens exhibited, showing great
interest in this branch of the natural
"They were gathered in the Missis
sippi river, between Prairie dv Chien
and De Soto," said he. "Pearls are,
concretions of carbonate of lime pro
duced by certain mollusks. They oc
cur in many shells, but are of beauti
ful colors only in those kinds produc
ing nacreous or pearly linings to the
shells. Fresh water mussels of Naides
are exteriorly covered with a thin epi
dermis df a brown or yellowish sub
stance called 'conchioline," beneath
which is first a statum of prisms ar
ranged vertically to the surface, and
lastly an inner nacreous layer of thin
leaves or laminae lying parallel to the
interior of the shell. Attached to this
surface is the mantle of the mollusk,
or enveloping membrane that secretes
the shell and connects it with the ani
"Pearls are probably the results of
localized irritations in this mantle,
causing an increased flow of nacreous
material at those points where it is
deposited as a pearl or slug. They may
be artifically produced by the placing
of foreign substances between the
mantle and the shell. The irritation
produced causes the animal to secrete
pearl matter, coating the object with
successive layers and cementing it to
the shell. Natural objects, such ai»
crabs and fish, are sometimes so dis
posed of, and grains of sand have been
found as the nucleus about which
pearls have formed. Eggs which have
not been expelled from the shell are
supposed to be the exciting cause in
many instances. Frequently, however,
no such nucleus appears to exist, and
it is possible that the pearl is the result
of a local diseased condition of the
mantle. Misshapen shells are supposed
to more frequently contain pearls than
those of normal growth, and it is pos
sible that an injury causing the distor
tion of the shell produced abnormal
conditions in the animal conducive to
pearl secretion, or it may be that an
unhealthy state of the animal result
ed both in the misshapen shell and the
pearl deposit.
"The early Indians or 'mound build
ers' of the Sciotp and Miami valleys of
Ohio were familiar with pearls of the
Unio, and used them as beads fastened
to cloth, as inlays in pipes and bear
teeth. In a single mound in the Little
Miami valey, more' than 60,000 pearls
(nearly two bushel?) were found, and
large deposits have been found in other
mounds. At the time of the Spanish
and English explorations of America, it
was discovered that the Indians from
Virginia to Florida, possessed large
quantities of pearls, many of immense
size. Some of these had been drilled
by means of heated filaments of cop
per, and strung into necklaces. The
Indian graves also contained many
"Satisfactory statistics of pearls
from this state are obtainable. During
three months of the year 1889 the
counties ot Rock, Green, Lafayettql
Grant and Crawford sent pearls to New
York city valued at more than $10,000.
This represents only a small part of
the pearl production, as probably a
larger value was sent to Milwaukee
and shipments were also made to other
cities. The largesf recorded pearl from
Wisconsin weighed 121 grains."
They Secrete Precious Gems In Most Un
likely Places From Porous Plasters to
Bowls of Meerschaum Pipes—Raids on
Suspected Smugglers Generally Due to
"Tips" From Across the Water.
NEW YORK, Dec. 25. — "Do many
smuggled diamonds come into the United
States?" repeated a famous old inspector
of customs. "Well, I shouldn't wonder,
but the regulations are of such a nature
that we cannot enter into all the details
as to smuggling cases. We simply dare
not voice our suspicions or theories, nor
dare we name suspects. If we nave a
rogues' gallery we must keep it to our
selves. We cannot give away our knowl
edge of the most popular forms of smug
gling now in use. Diamond smugglers
generally are so wealthy that every word
that we told you would be cabled in every
European language and perhaps in the
Kaffir tongue to every diamond and jewel
center of the habitable globe before your
paper had been many hours in circulation,
and the diamond smugglers would be in
venting new plans of campaign. So this
branch of the work of the United States
special treasury agents would be thrown
into irredeemable confusion. We would
have to fling away all our data and begin
all over again.
"The diamond smugglers are the smart
est people in the world. They are, I re
gret to say. seldom caught. The people
who fall into our clutches are generally
amateurs or people who think that they
will try a diamond yenture just once—
which is once too often for the poor
greenhorn. Time-hardened, experienced,
trained professionals ply their trade with
a certainty and regularity and a variety
and ingenuity of device which would
make Sherlock Holmes look like a plugged
nickel. If you can suggest any absolute
sure way of putting an end to gem
smuggling, please communicate your
ideas to the authorities, and you will be
rewarded as well as thanked. But-
Great Scott! When a lordly-looking indi
vidual in a mackintosh strolls down the
gangplank of one of the ocean liners,
smoking a lovely, big-bowled meerschaum
pipe, and when he stubs his toe and drops
the pipe and the bowl smashes, and out
roll diamonds—well, how would you like
to be a. special agent in the act "of real
izing that this individual was the last of
half a dozen pipe smokers, who were past
the rope and away, leaving neither trail
nor address? This actually happened not
long ago. No, I won't say that it was at
the port of New York. But I'll cheerfully
stand for the assertion that it happened."
The speaker was a veteran of the most
risky, unsatisfactory, and, according to
the impressions of Mr. Theobold and oth
ers, generally "pesky and cussed" part of
the government service. He added that
the petty nature of the 10 per cent margin
on diamonds in the rough—a picayune
apology for a tariff, due to the melancholy
fact that this great and ingenious country
has not yet evolved diamond polishers,
cutters and setters who can hold a farth
ing dip to the Amsterdam hereditary ex
perts—puts the smuggling of diamonds
in the rough into American ports almost
out of the question. It would hardly be
worth while, and would certainly not ba
worth any risk.
The bait that tempts the smuggler is
the enormous margin of profit afforded by
the fact that the finished and set article
aas to give up 60 per cent of its rated
value to the government, $60 on every
$100 that it is actually worth; so that
a man who can beat the tariff on finished
or set jewelry is as big a winner as the
gambler who lands a long-shot on the
Raids on suspected smugglers are gen
erally the result of "tips" from people
across the water, who "sqeal" in the
hope of obtaining rewards- The cele
brated Anaconda case shook the gov
ernment's faith In "squealers' tips," but
Uncle Sam cannot get along without
them. Somebody sent word, "Look out
for great shipments of anacondas. Ana
condas are stuffed with rabbits. Rabbits
are stuffed with diamonds. Anaconda's
digestion slow. Rabbits will be used
up and diamonds lining anacondas' in
side by time shipments reaches Amer
The men were on hand when the ana
conda ship came in. The serpents, which
were knobby with lumps of undigested
rabbit, were packed in stout barrels, and
our man's eyes sparkled as he saw the
coils and imagined the crystalline con
tents. '
The anaconda man was there, too. Ho
represented a firm of animal dealers that
is known in New York, Philadelphia, New
Orleans, London, Paris and all the world
"Cut open the sarplnt, sir," said our
man to the anaconda man.
"Go to the Hellespont," said the ana
conda man.
"'You can't fool me. He's full of dia
monds, ' said our man.
"You can't fool me," said the anacon
da man. "You must have been drinking.
Brace up, old boy—these are real snakes.
Look at the size of them. Here —you may
heft one."
"Heft your granny," said our man,
shuddering. "I insist that you cut him
open. You are caught dead to rights—
caught with the goods on your anaconda.
Cut him up, quick!"
"I'll do no such thing. Besides—he's a
she. Surely you wouldn't do anything un
"Cut her up, and he blasted!" said our
man. "Why, the blamed thing's humpy
with diamonds."
"Diamonds!" achoed the astonished
snake importer. "Well—l'll be—say, are
you in serious earnest?"
"I am." (And he was, for, mind you,
the information would have fooled an
Angel of Light—it was so explicit and
precise—and so plausible.)
Well, to cut a long story short, a
mangey kind of one, that hadn't stood
the voyage well, was cut short; likewise
cut longwise, and there wasn't a dia
mond to be seen. You would think that
the anaconda man would have been so
glad at the happy issue out of all his
troubles—for he was exonerated —that he
would have been filled with peace and
joy. Instead of that the ungrateful fel
low called our man a doddering para
noiac—and although our man showed
him the letter of Information, had the
nerve to send in a bill for $500, which he
aaid was the price of his serpent—the
scaliest and sickliest of the lot, mind
you. That was nerve, eh? Oh, we have
to put up with a great deal, I assure
you. He hasn't been paid yet. The
case is being investigated.
Damage Amounts to Several Million Dol-
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 25.—Accord
ing to the latest advices from Andijan,
Russian Central Asia, the shocks of
earthquake are continuing there. There
have been four or five seismic disturb
ances daily and a particularly violent
series of shocks" during the night of
Dec. 22 and the following morning set
all the rolling stock on the railway in
motion, resulting in a panic among the
railroad men.
Traffic is still suspended on the rail
road and the station is closed. The mili
tary authorities are taking over the con
trol of the line for some distance from
Andijan. The damage resulting from
the recent earthquake amounts to several
million dollars.
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He and a Companion Looted Sacred
Building in the Land of Montezuma
and Secreted the Plunder —Is Threat
ened by the Mexican Government
When He Offers to Disclose.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 25. —Warren J.
Baker, secretary of the Northwestern
Ohio Masonic relief fund, today for
the first time makes public the secret
history of the looting of Catholic ca
thedrals during the Mexican war, tells
how it was done and of the burial of
the treasure. His tongue was loosened
by a newspaper dispatch from Mexico
City telling of the discovery of a chest
of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, pearls
and golden images beneath the flag
stone in the chapel of Las Vozcainas
college in Mexico City. Mr. Baker's
story rivals the mythical tales of Capt.
Kidd, and, moreover, bears the stamp
of truth.
He says that his father marched
from Vera Cruz to Mexico City with
Gen. Scott's army during the Mexi
can war. He and a tent mate on their
way broke into some of the richest ca
thedrals and pillaged them of their
fabulous wealth, of all sorts of valu
able stones and huge golden images.
For hours they looted, carrying their
burdens of precious stones to a hiding
place beneath the nag stone in a ca
thedral yard. Shortly afterwards Ba
ker's companion died. Baker returned
to his home in New York and then
went to Hillsdale, Mich. Fifteen years
after plundering the cathedrals he con
fided his story to an intimate friend.
The friend wrote to the Mexican gov
ernment asking if there would be any
chance of a "diwy" of the spoils if he
should tell the government where it
could find the sacred and valuable
altar decorations that had been stolen.
In a letter bearing the official seal the
Hillsdale man received warning that
if he knew of any one who had a hand
in the notorious pillaging, or if he him
self participated in It, he would do well
to forget all he knew about it and
"keep mum," lest his life be sacrificed
in revenge for the desecration of the
cathedrals. Baker took the advice, but
still intended to secure the treasure he
had buried.
New Process Discovered for Manufactur
ing Cyanide of Potassium.
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 25.—Prof. Ed
mund O'Neill, of the chemistry depart
ment of the University of California has
mode public a discovery in the production
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of potassium cyanide which bids fair to
revolutionize the whole process of gold
muling by the cyanide process such as is
in general use today. By means of his
mwly discovered process the Berkeley
professor claims that he can produce tha
expensive necessity in gold milling at
less than one-half the present cost, thus
reducing the heavy expense attending the
extraction of gold by the cyanide process
to a minimum.
Acting on the general principle in us©
at trie Niagara Falls of the production of
nitric acid from the nitrogen of the air.
Prof. O'Neill conducted a series of ex
periments covering a period of six
months, as the result of which he can
now produce potassium cyanide from
the nitrogen component of the at
mosphere at an approximate cost of 5
cents a pound, whereas the old method
cost 25 cents a pound.
Using 3 simple appartus, the gas of
petroleum or coal is mingled with the
atmosphere, which is four-fifths parts
of nitrogen, and subjected to the influ
ence of an electric arc, the resultant be
ing hydrocyanic acid. This, when treat
ed with potash, readily yields potassium
cyanide. The cost of the materials la
very little and the requisite energy to
produce the combination is also inex
The former process of producing potas
sium cyanide is so expensive that more
than $2,000,000 is spent annually on im
ports of the chemical. Its use is so gen
eral that besides the importation eigh
teen factories in this country turn out
a large amount of the stuff yearly.
H. C. Says He Would Not Accept An
Executive Position in the Steel
PITTSBURG, Pa,, Dec. 25.—"There
is no vacancy In the presidency of the
United States Steel corporation or any
other executive position that I know
of, and even if there were, and I should
be offered one, my own affairs require
so much of my time that it would not
be possible for me to consider any
thing of the kind."
The above statement was made by
H. C. Frick tonight
"I am very much averse to newspa
per interviews," continued he, "but my
name has been so persistently used in
connection with positions in the United
States Steel corporation that I rather
welcome the opportunity of making
this statement. I have retired from
active business and nothing would in
duce me to take any position that
could claim my time from my own af
fairs. I am a director in the United
States Steel corporation, besides being
a large stockholder; and, while I am
willing to give all the time and atten
tion required of me as a director, I
could not accept any position that re
quired my daily and . exclusive atten

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