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S Jewelers and Optometrists.
NEW YOItK TO PARIS
.AUTOI3TS READY FOR 20,000-MILE
" ENDURANCE CONTEST.
Six Team Will Make the Start From
Times Square Wednesday When the
Word to Go Is Given by Mayor Mc
Clcllan. New Yorlt, Feb. 10. The start of
thu Now York-to-Parls automobile race
Wednesday has been arranged. Six
teams aro to be sent away lu this ex--tr.'iordlnary
motor contest. Four na
tions will bo represented among the
'contestants and this fact, in additioii
to the territory to bo traversed, will
.glvu a, world-wide interest to the race.
Throe French crews, ono German,
one Italian and ono American will
make tho start wheu the word to go
is given by Mayor IfcClellnn of Now
York city. The place of tiie rtart is
ni Times squaro, in Uio heart of tho
dly, and the first slago of the Ipng
journey leads up Droadway and River
side drive to the city limits Two bun
dled or moro automobiles aro. expect
ed to accompany tho racing cars as
Jar ad Yonkers.
Three or tho drivers contested in
Hie famous PoUing-to-Paris race, tho
success of which caused the present
unusual contest to bo projocted. A
part of the journey la to bo made over
tho same route traversed by the win
iiini; car in the Peking-to-Paris race,
' iroiti Irkutsk to Paris.
All of tho men are confident of their
ability to take their machines safely
Mi tough tho difficult tasks before
thorn Tho winter jouruQy across tho
-western plains and plateaus of the
1'nlfc'd States, including tho crossing
f Lite Rocky mountains In Wyoming
at an nltltudo of moro than eight
thousand feet, Is regarded by tho rac
ing enthusiasts as the easiest part of
"" tlilr work and they expect to be In
Sim Francisco insldo of thirty days.
Am to the remainder of the Journey,
including as It does tho first exper
ience with an automobllo in the polar
regions, tho estimates of tho time re
quired to get through to Paris vary
from six to nino monthB.
I'Uch enr will iro equippod with
ovory contrivance Hie drivers bollevr
Iho exigencies of tho journey will rc-
' Squire. Spiked tires for travel over the
1 frozen rivers or uswku uu aiuuna
If you do (and the man who does not, according to Shakespeare,
is "fit for stratagems, treasons and spoils"), you will find no music
maker so easy to buy, so easy to play and so easy to listen to as
the Phonograph. The Phonograph plays everybody's music.
You can hear upon it just what you like the old ballads, songs
that your mother sang when you were a boy, and the latest pop
ular sketch from comic opera. They are all sung equally well and
are reproduced perfectly in your home by the Phonograph.
CALL AND HEAR THEM
vtq a pan or the equipmop.-, ana r:
qus devices for retaining heat In tno
engines and radiators have been made.
The route leads through many miles
of heretofore untraveled wastes, but
so far as it has been possible the com
mitteo in charge of the contest has
mado arrangements for supply sta
tions. Tho drivers, it is believed, will
elect to keep together through tho
moro difllcult stages of tho trip, leav
ing the sped feature to tho last.
Read lug San Francisco by way of
(southern Calilornia, tho uutnmobilists
will take !) steamer to Seattle ar 1
thor trnn.ifcr to another steamer to
Vald 7. laska. A journey of 1,100
milo hv snow packed roads and froz
en r'-. irs will bring the racers to
Tho arrangements for crossing Tier
ing straits aro not yet perfected. Un
less there Is solid ice, a steamer wi'l
bo taken to East cape, Siberia, a tint
ter of Homo sixty miles. Then the
autolsts wOl skirt tho frozen shore of
the Arctic sea to the mouth of the
Lena river. Up this frozen stream
they will make their way to Irkutsk,
from which point the roads to Moscow,
St. Petersburg, Rerlln and' Paris are
DRIFT 752 MILES IN CANYON
Two Miners Tell of Experience In
Rapids of Colorado River.
Tho Needles, Cal., Fob. 10. Charles
S. Russell, and K. R. Monett, who
camo all tho way through Grand Can
yon of the Colorado In a sixteen-foot
rowboat, reached here. Not since
1889, when Robert B. Stanton landed
hero after a successful fight of 752
miles in tho river, has any one made
tho perilous voyage.
In tolling of the trip, Russoll said:
"Tho river below Blight Angel for
1G0 miles was so rough that I never
expected to get through alive. If Niag
ara is worso than Diamond Creek
rapids it must bo more than rocks and
water. After tho damage to tho boat
in Hermit Creek rapids, wo did not
daro try to lower a boat through this
fall. Monett managed to climb down
the sido of the long rapids, but I shot
them. Tho boat capsized half way
through, aud I was unablo to crawl
out from underneath until we had shot
down Into the big eddy nt the bottom.
Monett helped mo get tho boat ashore
and wo found it was all right."
Russell refused to tell what success
-rr -mi'iih in, -i,,,,," , , ,i," .S$f
OR SEND FOR CATALOGUE
C, B. & Q. Watch Repairers
ntT"iiun icund in ttts way ot nr k-i.u
In the second granite gorge where it
is generally supposed the rlohcht ore
in all the length of the canyon exists.
Starting at Green River, Utah, the
men have covered 752 miles in 141
Raisuli Releases MacLean.
Tangier, Feb. 8. Caid Sir Henry
MacLean, who has been held In bond-
nge for the past B.oven months by the
1 bandit Raisuli, hns been officially
turned over to tho British charge
, d'affaires. MacLean Is in good health,
but he seems to bo weaker and older
than befoic his capture. He says he
will rejoin Abdel Aziz at Rabat.
Two Killed by City Marshal.
Morion, 111., Feb. 10. City Marshal
William Abnoy shot and killed Am
brose Grogan and Frank Ulako on the
street hero at midnight In a fight fol
lowing tho marshal's nttempts to send
the men homo. Tho coroner's jury
justified the officer's act. Iater u
warrant was Issued and Abuey was
held on $5,000 bond. '
BURNS WINS IN FOURTH ROUND
American Champion Quickly Knocks
Out Jack Palmer at London.
London, Feb. 11. Tommy Burns,
the American heavyweight pugilist,
knocked out Jack Palmer of New
castle, tho English champion, in the
fourth round" of what was scheduled
to bo a twenty round contest for tho
heavyweight championship. Some 2,
000 persons saw tho light, which took
place at Wonderland, a big music hall,
but it was a one-sided affair from the
sound of tho first gong until the mid
dle of tho fourth round, when Palmer,
on his knees, waa finally counted out.
The refereo might have given a de
cision in the first minute of tho con
test as Palmer was ,a beaten man from
the moment ho ontered the ring.
Burns climbed under tho ropes smil
ingly and showing his customary con
fidence, while Palmor displayed great
nervousness. Without any prelimin
ary sparring Burns went after him and
tho first round had hardly begun be
fore tho Englishman was on his kueos.
Ho took tho count twlco and during
tho rest of tho round was busily en
gaged In covering himself. This ,vaa
repeated in each of tho other rounds,
Palmor being hopelessly outclassed
and apparently without ability either
to dollvor-a tolllnu blow or to defend
hTmseir In thu Hunt round no waa
sent to the floor several times, and
at last was barely able to drag him
self to his knees, where ho remained
with his elbows to tho floor until
after tho count of ten had been tolled
Jem Rocho, who has boen backed
by n syndicate bonded by Richard
Crokcr, the former Tanim.iny leader,
to fight Burns in Dublin on St. Pat
rick's day, was a spectator at the
ringside. His only comment was:
"Palmer fights like an old woman,
while Burns is u master of the art
and, besides, was lu splendid Condi
C. W. MORSE INLICTED.
New York Grand Jury Returns True
Bills Against Banker.
New orix, Feb. 11. Tho grand jury
for Now York county, which lias been
Investigating certain business transac
turns involving some of tho banks with
which Chaiies w. Morso, tho organizer
of tho American Ico company and of
the Consolidated Steamship company,
until recently was identified' with, re
turned five indictments. Tho indict
ments wcro not mado public, but in
asking that a $20,000 ball bond bo re
quired, District Attorney Jerome stat
ed to the court that two charges or
grand larceny wero laid against "a
man now on his way over here" from
Europe. Following the court proceed
ings, it was suited authoritatively
thut tho man referred to by Mr. Je
romo waB Charles W. Morso, who
sailed for Liverpool a week ago Sat
urday ou the Campania, but Is now re
turning upon tho advice of his coun
sel. Mr. Morse is a passenger on the
Cunarder Etrurlu, due bore late next
Saturday. Tho grand jury, It is
learned, has ordered other indict
inonts, in connection with its invest!
cation into banking affairs.
House Passes War Claims Bill.
Washington, Fob. 8. The session ot
the hoiiso was devoted almost entirely
to tho consideration of the omnibus
war claims bill, which was passed
after considerable discussion. It car
ries a total appropriation of $315,000.
A tlppio of excitement wii3 caused by
Macon (Ark.), who in tho course of
tho debate defended the sonato
against what he said wero nfeperslous
cost upon that body by Payno (N. Y.),
when ho predicted that tho sonato
would load tho hill down with a num
ber of mimerltorious claims.
DISTANCE TAulFF DEMANDED
P. A. Caldwell Asks Railroad Commis
sioners to Put It In Force.
Lincoln, Fob. 8. P. A. Cuidwull of
Edgar, who was donated at the Re
publican pntnur.es for tlio nomination
of railroad commissioner by Commis
sioner II. T. Clnrko, Jr., has Mod a re
quest with thu board that It establish
a distance tariff in Nebraska. Ho
Btatos In Ills complaint that tno people
of Nebraska aro not securing tho ex
pected relief from the Aldrlch bill
and the railroad commission and he
thinks tho distance tariff, placing each
city on on equality aB to distance, tho
solution of the rote problem. Tho
complaint Is signed by about one hun
dred men from Clay county.
Mr. Caldwell says the roads aro re
trenching and this may bo but an ex
cuse on their purt to prove that carry
ing charges aro too low. Mr. Caldwell
wants tho whole question looked Into
The commission will grant tho re
quest for a hearing.
Tho Nebraska compulsory education
law was su&tnlncd in tho co.uiiy court
hero. Indirectly the conslltut.onallty
of the now child labor law was up
hold. Frank Knuffmun was arrested,
charged with keeping hla lirtccn-yenr-old
daughter from school and requir
ing her to work. Ho waB convicted
and II nod a nominal sum and costs by
Judge Stafford. State Uibor Commis
sioner Kyder, who attended the trial
In the interest of the child labor low,
paid he was pleased with tho outcomo
and was satisfied' the law would stand
the test in any court. ,
HORSE CARCASS SHELTERS MAN
Nebraska Farmer Crawls Into Skin of
Dead Animal During Blizzard.
Omaha, Feb. 11. Insldo tho carcass
of a dead horso, protected by sun
dried hide, which stretched tight
ucross the bare bones, Clifton Prouty,
a Xaneo county (armor, found shelter
from n blizzard which swept Nebraska
a few days ago.
Losing ills way In a blinding snow
storm he fell and bpiulncd his ankle,
which rendered lilm helpless In his
predicament ho stumbled across the
carcass of the horho and tho thought
struck him that this would give him
tho shelter he needed. In this strange
haven he spent the entire night and a
greater part of tho following day.
Prouty had been to Wolbach, eight
miles from his home, and when his
horso fell sick he left the animal at a
livery stablo and decided to walk
home. Ho had a bottle of brandy
with him, with which he sustained llfo
until ho was discovered by ono of his
own dogs ufter the storm had abated.
The dog's harking brought Prouty 's
son to the rescue. Prouty's legs,
which he was unable' to pull under tho
cover of the horses hide, wore badly
fioen and may havo to be amputated.
TEST OF PASS LAW LIKELY
Nebraska Railway Commission Refers
Question to Attorney General.
Lincoln, Feb. 11. Tho state railway
commission rofened to tho attorney
general the question of vlolution of
the anti-pass law charged' against the
Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific
railroads. Repot ts filed by the roads
with tno commission for tho mouth of
.umiury Include the list of passes is
sued and it Is alleged they are in di
rect violation with the law. The list
of passholders reported include in tho
main surgeons and attorneys of tho
roads, but it is claimed these men do
not devote tho major portion ot their
timo to the fccrvlce of tho roads, ob
required by law, but aro, In fact, only
occasionally employed and In some in
stances the annual pass Is the only
remuneration they receive for their
services. It is posslblo the present al
leged violation will be mado the basis
of a test suit on the constitutionality
of tho anti-pass law. Such a sugges
tion wus recently mado to the state
commission by Attorney Edson Rich
of tho Union Pacific.
DOOMING HOUSE FIRE FATAL
Two Persons Burned to Death and
8outh Sioux City, Neb., Feb. 8. In a
flro of unknown origin early this morn
ing tho rooming house of Edward
Strcator was burned to tho ground.
Two lives were lost and five persons
The dead: Edward Strcator and'
Tho injured: Dolly Hart, unknown
Indian, William Tukecost, Edward
Skinner and August Pasoyladt.
Tho Injured wero compelled to jump
,'rom tho second story windows.
Omahas Want a Constitution.
Walthlll, Neb., Fob. 10. Tho Omaha
trlbo has held several meetings re
cently for the purposo of organizing a
more permanent council. Hiram
Chase, who Is a prominent member of
the tribe and also an attorney at Pon
der,, has prepared a constitution and
bylaws for the tribe which ho la on
doavorlug to havo adopted. Ho ex
pects if his now regulations go into
effect conditions on tho reservation
will bo much improved.
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