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CEOYNSKI BEATS WILD BILL
Cutt TweEtj-rire-Ronnd Kill Short by a
FINISHES HANRAHAK IN FIFTH ROUND
JBefere the Pleat Taat Sharker KrTM
feetlee te Mt Iki Wltr
ea Derby Day
LOU ISTILL. Msrch T. Joe Cboynekl of
Chicago defeated Wild Bill Haarahaa el
Nsw York la tb flfth round ef what wu
scheduled aa a twenty-flve-reund ma lea be
fara tha Empire Athletic club at Mu1e
ball la this cltr tonight. Tha knockout
blow earn after a holdup, which ended by
Choyaskt patting stiff left to Wild Blll'a
Jaw and following It up with a right to
tha aw, which put Haarahaa out of tha
Choyaskt had tha beat of tha fight all tha
way 'through and bla feinting and dodging
were too much for tha New Yorker, whoae
vicious awiaga failed to land.
In tha flrat raund tha men kept away
from each other and aeemed to be trying
each other out. Haarahaa at the opening
of tha round, however, landed a hard awing
to Choynekl's neck, knocking him to the
floor. Cbornak! waa up la aa loataat aad
did not aeent to be troubled.
Tha second aad third rounda were in
Choynakl'a favor and in. tha latter round
Choynskl landed on Hanrahan'a Jaw four
timet without a return. Ia the fourth
round, however, he made It up and both
landed aome atlff punches, Hanrabaa reach
ing Choynekl's Jaw three times without re
tura. Both via aeemed tired when the gong
Bounded. At tha beginning of the flfth
round a swift eichange of blowa followed
a clinch, bat Choynskl bad tha better of
the lighting, landing two rights to Hanra
baa 'a jaw. Tha latter then became wild
aad Choyatkl whipped la a left to Hanra
han'a Jaw, following It with a right to the
jaw, which put the New Yorker dowa aad
Ia tha preliminary "Kid" 8C Clair of
Louisville waa given the decision over
Jimmy TJrsll. also of this city. In the tenth
round. , "
George Slier of Chicago waa tha referee.
Before the Choynskl-Hanrahaa fight it
waa announced that Tom Sharkey would
meet the-' winner on Derby night la thla
city. ' '
OSCAR i GARDNER'S BENEFIT
O as aha Beasts Tan Oat la Geedly
( Haaahers to See Lively
Next Tuesday morning Osesr Gardner
will have his left knee cut Into from be
hind and a bunch of a acora or more liga
ments which have grown together and
caused his lameness taken out. Last night
20 admirers of the veteran little pugliiat
appeared at Washington hall to witness a
benefit fletlc tournament, the proceeds of
which will go toward defraying the ex
penees of this operation.
Oscar was warmly received and It waa
?laln that his popularity Is still at the full
ide In the hearts of many Omaha sports
men. In the two bouts in which he' ap
peared there - was enthusiastic applause,
and despite his game knee the "Omaha
Kid" did not disappoint those who wished
to eee a little of his old-time ' form and
Vent two very fast goea.
The best bout was the six-round wind-up
between Oscar and his brother Eddie.
These fighters are of a else and always go
very fast, having become accustomed to
rapid work from long 'working out to-
f ether. Though all the aettos were of a
rlendly nature last night the Oscar-Eddie
m Wmlr k fl a flrM n. with manvra tt line
rallies and some bsrd punches, and bethJ
men ended It wltn bloody mourns ana snort
Oscar also went a gainst Johnnie Richie
of South Omaha for four rounda. This
was the first time the two had met since
their fight last summer, and the bout was
Interesting and fast. There was consider
able talk among the spectators concerning
Oecar'a speed and spryness. and those
present aeemed to think he waa anything
but a dead one. Howbeit, ha will soon find
out as soon as bis leg has healed. Two
weeks hence he will meet Clarence Eng
lish In a preliminary bout to the next
fight to be given under the auspices of ths
Omaha Athletic cluh. Oscar agrees to stop
btglteh In six rounds. Another prellmlnsry
will be a six-round go between Psul Mur
ray and Terry Mustatn, and a battle royal
between three whitea and three blacks will
then precede the main event, a ten-round
match between the two welterwetghta,
fclllv Rhodes of fit. Paul and Frank Collier
Grace Gardner and Oscar Gardner. Jr.,
went four rounds Isst night to a big hand.
Tbev are the children of Oscar. and a
years of age, respectively, and fight
cleverly, having boxed under the instruc
tion of their father ever since they were
big enough to stand up and hold out their
bands. A shower of money greeted their
Other events at the benefit wyre a four
round go between Danny Haley and Paul
Murray, another between John Diamond
and John Foster, and a song by the Don
nelly sisters, the latter being encored. The
hero of S47 fights and (31 victories out ef
that number realised very nicely on his
NINE DIVIDE FIRST ' MONEY
Tveeaty-Twa Markeaaea Eater Hve
Blrd Ceateat at Oasks
Twenty-two sportsmen shot through a
twelve live bird handicap at the Omaha
Gun club grounds yesterday. Twenty-five
birds had been scheduled, but a ahortage
In pigeons combined with the large numb.'r
of entries compelled the msnagement to
cut it In two. -
At the short Journey nine men divided
first money The day wss an ideal one for
sheeting, bslmy, with a gentle wind. Uit
of the visitors who composed the all Ne
braska team Thursday stayed over. This
ends ths tournament. The scores:
Pumstde, 1 yards Kit 1135 tni
Goodrich, fl yards..... OiSO 2121 el-; 7
Bray, II yarda till Uii r-1e
H-27. M yards fc'l 2i:t it?! 12
Gilbert, ft yards rr'A 11?! i-??t 12
Kimball. II yards ?J1 1121 tt l-ll
Grant. to yarda , 123 net 5511
Komlne, 90 yams txl Jit :t! 16
brewer, to yards 1X1 0121 0tal
I-ord. IS yefle I."- h'l 111110
Terrybsrry, a) yards KiJ 112J 112! II
Kline, 3 yards. i?ti tt R2-13
Molt, k yards X."t ts.t 0--rt !
Lcomls, h yards t.2 tJt 1?.J-12
Budsl. 11 yards t?l '111 10
Townsend. yards j lrrt f?l.. I
Raines. yards ...... tl I ftt! 12111
t'rabell. 20 yards Jul 1213 IMS 11
Hoyd. tl ysrds tr-t nil tivt-u
Pewey, yards Hit 2"ll 1 11
liafsr, T jarrts.... i 1121 Tn W
Lews. It yards bus tat IZOH
TO FIX CIRCUIT AND SCHEDULE
Waetera Lesgas Magaatea Mill Meet
wlta Others la gettle
' JMaaa. .
rrVVER. March t.-Ths circuit and
schedule of the V esters Base Ball league
will be niM at trjs akeeung to be held in
this citv next Tursdsv and Wednesday.
Bsslde the owners of the various cluhs
James Hart, president of the Chios so Na
tional Leasue club, and President Powers.
Secretary Sexton aad T. R. Farrcll of the
National Association of Minor Leagues are
expeciea to be present.
Aaterteea-Kaa-ltaa f aeaa Mateb.
NEW YORK. Msrck T All ' the B rep
arations for the seventh International cable
chess saatrh between Asasrlca and Great
Britain, which Js to take p.aue n FrHav
and Saturday of next week, have been
made. The teama have been selecte-4 on
both etdee and emmres have been rhaeen.
and the rulea and reaulatlons to eovern the
match have beea agreed upon. The Brook
Ira Ckese club a ill again be reapootlhle
for placing the match at Uile end and the
Brttun C'heaa club atU carry out lis ar
rant men is at uinoco.
Laar af West ttatta Bad.
OHARLESTON, S C March 1 -Lady of
the Vtest la the fifth rare furnished the
Oieappelntaaent of las day at the Ex post
tlon track. Fhe i besrHy barked at II
to IS and came tn sixth. Results:
riret rsce, slllng, eeven furlongs: Mill
stream won. Frd Or at necond, Oricua
third. Time: i:M.
rW-ond race selling, six furlongii: Rml
grsnt won. Lady Klley second, Clartsl
third. Time: :?n.
Third race, selling, four furlongs and a
half: Lake Foneo iron. Dona Belle sec
ond. Fourth rsce, selling, sis furtonas and a
half: Ortaln won, Bamlvl snond, Fres
grsve third. Time: 1:Z&,
Fifth rsce. selling, one mile and ino yards:
Economic won. Prince Ksher second, Agnes
Claire third. Time: 1:61. .
KANSAS WILL PLAY NEBRASKA
Jayfcawkere Caaeeat ta Uaesla Date
aad Kad aa I'aaleaaaat
LAWRENCE, Kin., Msrch 7.("pec1al
Telegram. I At its meeting this afternoon
the athletic board of the University of
Kansaa decided to allow the Kanaas foot
ball team to go to Lincoln for the annual
Kansas-Nebraska foot ball game next fei
son. The receipt of a letter from the Ne
braska msnagement explaining the reasons
for Nebraska s desire to play the game In
Lincoln and agreeing that the season after
next the Nebraaka team ahould come to
Lawrence for the game, caused thla set lor.,
which ends a controversy which threatened
to break off all athletic relations between
Some time ago a letter waa received from
the Nebraska management which stated
very curtly that the Cornhuskers would not
come to Lawrence to plsy the game next
fell. The Kansae university athletic board
considered the action arbitrary 'and aa In
dicating that the Nebrasksns did not think
the Jayhawkers worthy of consideration,
and accordingly notified ' Nebraska that
unless the Cornhuskers came here next
s.on, which Is their time to- come, there
would be no more athletic contests be
tween the two schools.
In return the Nebrasksns offered to give
the Ksnsana a more liberal percentage of
the gate receipts snd also s greed to come
to Lawrence In 101. It Is probsble thst
beresfter the games will alternate between
Lawrence and Uncoln, as has been the
case for several years past.
Tw e-Maa Bawllag; Tearaey.
The third rame of the series In the two
men tourney wss bowled last night on
Clark's alleys. Score:
1st. ii. 3d. Total.
Reed 162 151 160 4ft
Weber 137 160 144 441
' Totala ..
. .839 : S7S 139 1,102
Little Margaret Is Beatea.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 7. There were
a number of upsets at Oakland today, only
two favorltea wlnnina. In the 2-year-old
event Little Margaret, the favorite, was
knocked baca to last position at ine atari,
losing much ground. She was beaten half
a length by Gulda. a 25 to 1 shot. Botany
wit ensbled to best Huschuca a neck
through the poor finish put up by L. Daly
on the Baldwin colt. Estado gained a
neck victory over Elrey In the fifth race.
Lemuel, the ' favorite, made a miserable
showing. Ths west her wss fine, but the
track waa heavy. Results:
First race, ons mile and a alxteenth, sell
ing: Tufts won. Rasp aecond. Etkarn
third.' Time: 1:144-
Second race, one-half mile, aelllng: Gulda
won. Little Margaret aecond, J. H. Bennett
third. Time: 0i4. .
Third race, three-quarters of a mile, sell
ing: Botany won. Huachuca second. Sea
Lion third. Time: -l:21Mh
Fourth race, one mile and a alxteenth,
eelling: Lady Meddlesome won, Moiinel
second. Duks of York II third. Time: 1:58.
' Fifth race, one entle and a-sixteenth, sell
ing: Estado won, Elrey second,. Talma
third. Time: 1:16.
Sixth race, thirteen-etxteenths of a mile,
selling: Outzl II won,, Ned Dennis aecond,
Clarendo third. Time:
Baals aad Merry Maker Wla.
NEW ORLEANS, March T. Honda and
Merrymaker were the wirmlng favorltea
today. Lyna rode three winners. Doctor
Stephens waa run up 9250 and bought In.
Jockey Hope., who rode Doctor Stephens In
previous races, waa suspended pending In
vestigation. The stsrters In the handicap
compriaed moat Of the ellglbles for the
Crescent City Derby,, but the rscs afforded
little. If any, opportunity to determine their
respective merits. Results:
First rsoe, selling,, six furlongs: Miss
Conrad won. Cotton , Plant second, Cola
third. Time: 1:144..
Second race, aelllng. four furlongs: Honda
won. Merciful second, Fairylike third.
Time: 8:60. .
Third race, steeplechase, handicap, abort
course: Torrean won. Helen Paxton acc
ord. Old Fox third. Time: S:6H.
fourth race, handicap, one mile and sev
enty vsrds: Merrymaker won, Kaffir sec
ond. Balm of Gllead third. Time: 1:4SV.
Fifth race, selling, one mile: Mister
Phlnlsv won. Banish second. El Moran
third. Time: 1:41.
Sixth race, aelllng. one mile and a half:
Doctor Stephens won. Frank Jones second.
Meggs third. Time: 1:66.
Defeat Araear aad Swift.
Armour and Swift were defeated by
Rosenbaum Bros, on Clark s alleys yester
day afternoon. Score:
ROSENBAUM BROS. -
1st. Id. 2d. Total.
Felt .v.141 130 111 174
Keagle r 1W 11 131 460
Dexter 119 141 147 4t
Smith ..142 193 1 4X0
Gilchrist 143 139 3u .. 412
Totala :....73 713 751 1204
ARMOUR AND SWIFT.
723 78 CSS 2.192
Tttae Brothers aa Base Ball Teaaa.
SIOUX CITY. Ia., March T. (Special Tele
gram.) Guy Bruggemann. a motorman.
propoeee to oeconi minin oi one or ine
most unique base ball nlnea In the United
Slates. He Is a base ball fan himself snd
he hae nine bovs who are players. Mr.
Bruggemann will organise a Bruggemann
nlna, the membership te consist of John.
Tony, aged 19; William, aged 17; Leo. aged
is: joe, agea ii; rrea, agea s, ana Herman,
Earlier Data far Meet.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. March 7 The Yale
athletic leaders. It Is understood, will fix
an earlier date for the tnterecholaatic meet.
It has been decided to write to the Univer
sity of California, offering either May M
or Mav ii tor ins meei Between laie ana
PKSIOt FOR WEtTEKX VETEB.4S9.
War garvlvars Beesesabered by the
WASHINGTON, March ' J. Special.)
The following pens iocs have been gristed.
Issue of February 19: k
Nebraska: Increase, restoration, relasu",
etc. Wtiliaja H Norton. Talrasge. 1)0,
laeachar B. Dewey, Beatrice, 12; James R
Bull. Lincoln. M .
Iowa: Orialral Brl'-e Boa en. Irwin. M;
David W. Mrh-lrov. Keokuk. M: WIMin
Wlnalow. Iltrbr H:'tr with Spain. Wii
1'am O. Slater. Battle Cre;k. 119. Increaae,
restoration, reissue, etc. Robert. I). Cald
well, deceased. Palk. HI; George Price.
Keokuk. I; John M. Plgr. Keokuk III;
Caleb Bunn, Holsteln. $'.; Henry N. Town
send. Seymour, kx; Joseph Oiry, Osceola,
l.'4. Onclnal wltlowa etc M iria
South Dakota: Orlslnal Abraham Boyn
trn. Mitchell, tt. Increase, restoration, re
Issue, etc fells s B. Tear.ey, fioua Ka'le tit.
Wyoming:, Incresee. restoration, relteue,
etc. Horatio G. Herman, Sheridan. II
Coiorade: Renea al w.dow alarab C. Al
bright. Denver, lit
raaaee fa Arasr oateera.
NEW YORK. Msrch TLI.uter.aDt B.
Van Schack. who recently returned from
the Philippines, srys. according te a
World dispatch from Saa Francmco. that
General Zano of 4'avtte. a auilil-mll'iloa-aire,
ha a c IT' red te give tbbj. to each
American oftlcer ate U1 marry ha
THE OMATIA DAILY BEE; SATURDAY,
(Copyright, 19ns, by Francis Lynde.)
How ha came to be kaown the full length
ef the Graad river extension aa "Broncho
Pats" waa a mystery. Out on tha arid
plain, where the extension la but tea miles j
long, there Is a Bag atatlon called Wood
Lake, so named, tha sect ton boos will tell
you, I scauae there la neither a tree nor I
duck pond within 100 miles. It may be that
Broncho Pete got hla sobriquet an tha
asms principle of negations, sloes It Is a
matter of record that he did not kaew a 1
boras from a mule, aad hla pay roll name 1
was John- John Simmons. ,
. I happened to be aa Involaatary witness j
In the matter of the mole. As route agent
for tha express company do(ng business
over tha C. O R.. I hsd frequent ot
caslon to go back and forth aver tha ex
tension, and on the morning la auestlon I
had begged a aeat In the angina cab. Com
ing dowa Whisky mountain grade bunch
of horses grating an the slope above the
right-of-way took fright and, after racing
us for 100 yards, thundered dowa upon the
Pets w'nked solemnly at ma, did what
he could to check tha dowa-grade flight of
the train, and shouted screes the cab:
"Bet I kill ons of "em la spite a' hell."
And so he did an animal that looked to
me Ilka a remarkably tnn specimen of a
thoroughbred Norman -Pert heron draft
But not so to Pete. When we atopped
to take account of tha damages he climbed
down and looked the quivering carcass
of ths giant thoroughbred over with lack
"There ain't, nothing on top o' Gods
green earth so oraery aa a deraed mule,"
he observed. And aa a mule he reported It
It was g mere chance that I happened fo
be on tha engine at the time of the acci
dent, but It waa not altogether by chance
that Broncho Pete and I met In the division
superintendent's office when the engineer
waa called ta , to explain the "mule."
Superintendent Savage had found out that
I waa a witness to the killing.
i There was the abarpest possible contrast
between ths two, at they stood facing each
other across the office railing. Tha super
intendent was big and square-shouldered,
a born driver of other men, with a bushy
Iron-gray beard and eyes thst shot cold
Bra at a delinquent Broncho Peta waa
gaunt and thla and sallow, with a steop Id
bla shoulders and a shuffle In his walk, and
eyes that made you think of a sledge dog
flogged to heel; or ef the Eskimo's desert
oousln, the coyote.
"How about that Percheron of By ram's
that you killed last wsek? The one yog
reported as a muler rasped .the master. :
Peta locked up with a smile that would
have softened any heart save thst of a
"Now, who'a been a-lyln' to you all about
that ornery old .mule, Csp'a Savage? Er
have they got out a new breed a' mules that
they're callln' Perch'onsT"
The superintendent tried to withstand ths
smile and the honeyed appeal, and put tha
offender in the sveatbox.
"It won't do, Simmons," hs said, gruffly.
"I can't have yen killing stock avery tlma
you take a train over the road. Thia tlras
you've stuck the company for more money
than you11 earn In a year. That 'mule' of
yours waa aa Imported Nerman stallion.
Mr. Graves here saya you did what you
could to keep from hitting It after the
horses were oa the track, and I'll lake bis
word for It and let you off onca mora. But
If you don't quit killing stock, you'll quit
running" an engine oa the C. A G. R.; that's
When Psts waa gone I ventured to put in
a word for him.
"Oh. I understand all that," aald tha su
perintendent, "you can't tell me anything
about Pete. He Is a good manor, but hs
has two pretty bad fallings, hs will kill
stock, and he will lis about it afterward.
If be doeaa't reform I shall have to make
aa example of htm.
"What ia bis history, Mr. Savage?' I
asked. Boding tke time propitious for the
digging of a long neglected mine of in
quiry. The auperiatendent laughed.
"Tou tell, if you can. I Inherited him
from the construction force. Benton, the
chief engineer, had him running a steel
train. The men say he Is' a Teaneeece
mountaineer and further they don't say;
can't, I Imagine. For all hla easy-going
waya bs Is aa reticent about himself aa he
la about the 'mules' ha to forever killing."
"Ha la a puiile ta me," I aald, betweea
puffs of my cigar.
"Oa which aider
"All arouad. but chiefly on tha money
aide. Da yon happen to know what he does
with hla wages T'
The auperlntaadent shook his bead.
"Blowa It at ths Oold Hill faro Ubles,
like the most ef tbsm, I suppose."
"Not at all. Every pay day ha brings ms
what I fancy must be the major part of his
earnings aad has ms express It to a little
town la the Teaneasss mountains."
"Does, est Keeping up the old folks. I
"Hardly that, I should think, unless It's a
matter of debt; he Is too punctilious about
It Ths order is always made payable to
one Abel Jackson. I asked him one who
Jacksoa waa and he aald he was tha
'squire. ' "
"Humph! that's odd. Nosy you spesk ef
It. I've noticed that ha never takes a lay
off and he la keener than any Yankee to. get
la overtime. I wonder what he ia paying
"I have wondered, too."
"Well, whatever it is, hs ll lose out if
he doeaa't quit killing Beth Byram'a horses
and cattle," aald the superintendent, dls
mlsslpg ths matter In a sentence. "He has
had his warning and the next thing will bt
tha blue envelope."
But Superintendent Savage waa not quite
aa goad aa hla word. It was only a little
whlls after the Norma a-Percheron mule
episode that I cams upoa Broncho Pete
lounging In the public room or the Hotel de
Basque in Gold Hill, the mining camp at
the mouatala terminus of ths sxtenslon.
How sre you. Pete?" said I. "Having
your lsy-off at this end of the run, bow?"
He smiled Joylessly. "More e' them
derned mules o Seth Byrsm's. Mlatah
Gravea. Seema like I caya't take a trata
ver Whisky ae' thont klllia' aoms ef
"Oh. so It's a vacation without pay. Is
"Yep! Thirty days. Thought I jjlght aa
well wear 'eat out up here aa down
The autumn frosts were yellowing the
aspens oa the great hills when Broncho Pete
took his rua again. Bualneia waa boom
ing oa tha oxtensloa. A new gold atrlka
la the gulch above tha termiaua camp
brought aa Influx of proepectera, misers
sad speculators, aad with the industrial
krmy came - lie eamp followers, csrrion
birds and birds of prey, the deapersts cast
off drift that ths law-abldiag east flings
upoa the shares of the anpsMced west.
We ef the traasportstloa Hae. rejoicing
la treaded trains aad well-loaded cars,
called It aa era of prosperity, paying the
cost la sleepless alghts aad uareetlog days
as beet we might. But amoag all ths
bsagrrera aad thlrsters after "overtime"
aone waa more avid thaa Broncho Psts
"First la.- first out," waa the trsia crew
rule oa the C. A O. R., aad he aever missed
a call, aet evea when the aorklsg pressure
rose te thlrty-ait hours ant of the forty
eight It waa la tha white heat' o ths rush
that he got hla blue envelope. In that
day the CIO. H paid In gocd hard monsy
from the psy car, catching tha mea wbere
ever they were te be found; and no It hap
pened that Peta got hie pay aad the fatal
envelope at the Oold Hill end of hla run.
I don't knew wky he rame te me with
hla grief, but he did; and the look la hla
lack-luster eyes wss that of a man sud
denly stricken with death.
"The old man thinks a heap e' you
all, Mlstah Gravea. Don't ye reckon ya
could get him te take me oa agala, Just
for soother month?" he said, gently; and
then, with a curious ahaks ia his voles:
"I'm a-needla' that ether month'a pay
mighty bad and It'a all I'm askin'."
I explained that my influence with the
superintendent waa only that ef a friendly
outsider. But bs begged so hard that I
finally consented to de whst I could whsa
I should see Mr. Savage.
"Thaak ye; ye can sea him rlxit bow,"
he cut ia, eagerly; "he came up- la the
pay wagon with Mlstah Boesuet," and ae I
fell neatly Into my own trap.
Now apart from Broncho Pete's embssiy
I waa very anxloua to eee Mr. Savage la
my own behalf and te confer with him.
The mine managers on the new atrike had
beea foolishly storing their clesnups in ths
local bank until now there wss nesr hslt
a million dollars' worth of gold bars aad
bullion awaiting trans-shipment. It wss to
arrange for tha safe traaslt of this gold that
"PKTB GOT HIS PAT AND
I hsd come te the camp.
Ordinarily, no special arrangement
would have been necesssry. But , within
a fortnight there bad. been two stoppages
ef trains oa the mala ;Ma by a large and
well organized gang pf .train robbers, and
though there waa no bint of the presence
ot the brigands In Qpld Hlll. we were dis
posed te be wary. s ... ,
Arrived at the pay ear, which stood oa
a spur-track at the atatlon, I found the
superintendent and Mr. Bossuet, with ths
president ot tha baak ia which the gold
was held, and Blenklnaop, a government
secret service man, .holding a confsrsnce
ever the movement ot the bullion.
"You are the very msa we have been
waiting for," aald . ths superintendent.
"About this gold shipment, Mr. Montsgo"
Indicating the bank president "favora the
regular train and an armed guard. What
Is your idea about It?"
"My notion la that secrecy Is better
then force, if we csa manage It" I ven
tured. "I have beea to aee the sheriff, aad
he saya a gaurd of aurb deputlea aa he
could awear In at abort notice could not
be relied ea."
The government maa nodded asseat to
this and the bank presldeat celled tor my
' "It la open to certain objections, and It
depends upoa Mr. Bossuet." I replied. "It
Is generally known la the camp that Oold
Hill la the end of the pay run. aad that
the car goea back from here with no booty
large enough te tempt the robbera If they
are out for the gold shipment. The pay
ear will rua special la aay eveat; why net
let It rua ahead of the regular and carry
The objections matsrlsllze at ones. . If
the robbera were la Oold Hill with spies
out, the bullion could asver be moved from
the bank without their knowing It. Be
said lbs bank president; aad Mr. Bossuet
demurred because he had hla wife and
daughter with him. Even the government
officer thought It would be extra hazardous,
aad Mr. Savage capped the climax ef pro
test by saying:
"It can't ba done, Graves; I wss Just
telling Bossuet we'd bsvs te put his rsr
In fbs regular train for the run down te
the Junction. We are shy aa engineer."
"Broaco Pets?" I queried.
"He killed another of Byram'a pet Nor
mans, and I had to let him go."
Here waa my opportunity and Broncho
' "Can't you give him another chanrs, Mr.
The auperlntendent thought not "It
would bs subversive of all discipline," waa
hla wording ot It
"Yes, I know. But hs Is the men for
this emergency. It hi barely possible that
the undertaking may ask tor a good bit of
cold nerve, and I'll back a Teanesee moon
shiner against ths worla for that.
"A what?" ssld ths secret service man,
I laughed aad corrected myself. "I said
'moonshiner,' and I meaat 'mountaineer.'
Bronco Pete is a Teaaesseeaa."
Bleaklasop drsw a notebook from his
pocket and begaa te tura tha leavea. We
dropped him otft ef the diacuaaioa, aad by
dint of a little special plesding I won my
point. Mr. Boesuet withdrew his objection:
the bank president admitted that there
might be oae chancs In a hundred of mov
ing the gold secretly from the bank to the
car, and Mr. Savage ssnt ths porter with a
message te Pete, directing him to report
at eace for duty.
We were all four ta the midst of the
trsia time station bustls on the platform
When ths BCgTd CaSiA bi Brum
Pe'.s la taw. For ones ths Isck-luster
syes had lost their shiftiness, and tha stoop
snd shuffis were gone.
T allow I sla t go a' to forget thla, Mlstah
Savage," he begaa, la bis soft, slow drawl,
hut tha auperlateadeat cut him off
"Never mlad that, I said I'd discharge
you aad I did. But I dids t say I wsulda't
hire yoa ever agala. Get the 254 arouad
here and make her up with the pay car
te rua aa first aectiea ef No. I. Be lively
about tt; we havea't only time te aell."
Pete came te attcntloa like a soldier ea
MARC11 8, 1002.
j duty and sprang le obey, la the confusion
of the moment I lost sight of Blenkinsop,
' but a little later I eaw him at the atep of
the 254, talking le Brence Pete. When he
rame bark te us hs wss smiling ssr
donirally. "Ton ars quite right." he eald te me.
"Your Tennesseesn's the msa for your
money. He has Just been telling me thst
bs la In need of another month'e pay. I
have taken the liberty to assure him that
the express company wilt see that he gets
It If he pulls through on this run without
er let us ssy, without killing any cattle."
And before I could enter a disclaimer te
this unsuthotited bargain, he put hla back
te me and aald to the auprrlntendent: "It
yon don't object, I'll make one In your
little picnic party."
The plaa for transferring the gold from
the bsnk vaults to ths rsr wss not a very
brilliant. one, but It waa the beat we could
devise on the spur of ths moment
The- psy car was a disused Pullman
"special," half office and .half hotel. Boa
suet waa aa epicure and It waa a standing
Joke on the line that he took In supplies for
the pay car kitchen at every atop. Heace,
whea the delivery wagoa ef a well knowa
flrat bf grocers ca'me dowa with hampers
for the private car there was nothing about
It to excite suspicion.
At lesst that was what we hoped, and ao
we believed when the tranafer waa safely
mads and the 264. with Bronco Pete at the
throttle, was picking Its way out of the
Oold Hill yarda aad preening Itself for the
flight down the mountain. The paymaster
wss In ths central compartment with hla
womankind; the superintendent, who wss
our acting conductor, was on the engine
with Pete, snd Blenkinsop and I stood on
the rear platform.
"It'a a go," said I. not without aome
THE FATAL, EWELOPK AT THE GOLD
prldeful emotions. The plan of embark
ation bad been mine.
Blenklnaop pointed to a horseman la a
wide, flapping aombrere galloping break
neck down the wagon road, which led by a
short cut to the foot of the mountain. .
."That remains to be .seen.'! ba sal.,
doubtfully. "How far ia It to Mountsfoot,
by the railroad?"
"It la a grade loop," aald I; "four miles
and a fraction, I believe." -
"And by the wagon road?"
"A little more than one."
"Precisely. So If that fellow should hap
pen to be galloping to head us off he can
de It easily."
"Heavena!" I gasped. "Tou doat
"No, I don't think I know. Five minutes
ago that fellow In overalls and a battered
derby hat was helping the driver of the
grocer's wsgon to unload the vegetables.'"
It waa a moment, for action, prompt and
decisive, and my hand was on the bell cord
to give the signal which should call Savaga
back to us when ths csr gave a great lunge
and a leap and the flight down the steep
grade became a mad race.
"You needn't mind," said Blenkinsop,
coolly; "Savage has seen him."
With the superintendent oa the engine
aad In command there waa nothing for ua
te do. But whea we rushed down the last
Incllns Into the Mountsfoot ysrds we were
both hanging off by the hand rails te see
The galloping horsemaa hsd beaten us,
but only by the narrowest margin. We saw
him race dewa te the atatlon aad fling him
self from the aaddle. A moment later we
were thundering ever the switches and aa
the lurching treasure car apua arouad the
curve below the atatlon we of the rear
guard bad a vantahlng glimpse of a crowd
of msa swarming upon ths engine of a
waiting freight train.
Blenklnaop stepped inside and came out
with a repeating rifle.
"You may ring up Savage bow, if you
wast te; the Bght will be at our end of the
string from this on.",
"What do you msea?" I asked.
"That," ssld he, pointing backward.
We had trailed out en a bit ot straight
track ths only ons ef any consequence be
tween Oold bill and Whisky mountsln. Fol
lowing his gesture the freight englbe, tree
ot Its train and black with clustering men.
tore around the curve in chase.
A mile farther on Savage and the pay
master Joined us, ths superintendent cool
snd grim and Boesuet psls te the eara with
very natural alarm.
"Dear me!" he eald, striving like the
brave little man he waa to speak calmly;
"I am very much afraid we are la for It"
"It looka that way," aald Bavage. "It
meana a race straightaway te tha Junction.
There isn't a station thla aids of the mala
line where we could stop aad raise a
corporal's guard to light them." -
"You know both engines." said I. "Csa
ths 261 do It?"
Hs shook his head. "With Simmons at
tha throttle and a chance to take water
at Tyree it might. Aa It la the 610 car
ries two gallons of water to our ens snd
our tank will go dry somewhere oa the
Whliky mountain hill."
"But the wires!" I broke 1n. "The alarm
will go dowa the line, aad surely somebody
will have wit enough to throw a awltch and
The auperlntendent shook his hesd again.
"We may as well look It fairly in ths face.
Those fellows ars bigger fools tbaa I taks
them to be If they haven't dropped a maa
off te cut the wirea long before this. No,
I hsvs given Simmons bis orders. If his
water holds out he is te rua te summit
siding on Whisky mouatala. Then, If noth
ing has happened te change the situation,
we shall put tha women oa tha engine, let
Simmons drop dewa the farther grade with
them out af harm's way, and we'll atay
by the car at least, I shall."
There were three more affirmatlvea to
that vote, and little Mr. Bossuet stumbled
late ths esr te bring out mors rifles. Ia
thoss hard money days ths psy csr wsal
wsll provided with srma.
Kotwitbstaadlag Its grsat weight and the
amallness ef Its driving wheels, the freight
engine a as holding us well la leash. Curve
after curve was passed Vt halr-rslsing
speed, but oa the reverses we could see the
great man-covered machine.
"They'e got a good runner," said Blenkin
sop, fingering . his piece . like a soldier
ensmored of battle. "If I could get a fair
eight at him" ...
With the word be stood elear af the bssd
rstl aad his rifle went te bis face. At ths
crack of It a mea ea the leader ef the pur
suing locomottvs Bung his arms abroad
and pitched headlong.
"No good," said the marksmsa aa coolly
as If he had shot at, aad missed, a clsy
pigeon. "We've got te think ap aome ether
way of stopping them." .
"If we hsd anything te drop on ths
track," aald Boesuet, and thereupon we be
come potential wreckers, atiipplag the psy
rsr of everything moveable that could be
flung out upon the rails.
Nothing rame of thla forlorn hope, aad
when In the last resort we trundled the
small cash safe out and heaved It ever, only
to eee It bound from the ties aad gs
rolling off down the embonkmeat, we were
at the end ef that expedient.
The superintendent laughed grimly at the
eight of our final petard bounding off Into
the creek, laughed and reached for one of
"We shall reach Whisky la Ave minutes
more at thia gait; ear business now Is te
keep them back far enough to give ns time
to 'transfer the women at Summit Biding,"
he said, aad whea aett the storming en
gine rame ta eight a rattling volley from
the rifles plsyed upon It.
When we had our 1 next gllmpae ef the
brigands we ' were climbing the Whisky
mountain grads and our pursuers were well
out of rill tb"! 4 ths rear.
Savage turned to me. "Go up ahead and
aee hoe our " water Is holding out," he
HILL. END OF HIS RUN,
commanded, and I obeyed, running forward
through the . stripped car where Bossuet
was telling the frightened women ot the
plaa to send them ahead on the engine, aad
scrambling over the tender to the footplste
ot the laboring 15.- The fireman was shov
eling tha coal aa one who tells for dsar Ufa
and Brtonce Pete was stsndlng at his levers,
his angular Jaw set snd ths sleepy eyes
ablaze for the first and only time In my
seeing of them.
'.'"The water!" I shouted, coming close to
hla ear to 'make myself heard above the
clattering din Of the engine. .
"Gone,' be answered, "It sucked dry at
ths foot of the hill."
"What art, you going to de?"
"Make Summit Siding If I have te burn
the crowc-sheet out ef it," he said.
I passed ths line over the mountain la
quick mental review. In Ita climb It skirts
the spurs and heada the gulchea la alter
nate loopa. Rounding the laat of tha shoul
ders it describes a huge "U" la paaslng
around ths final and most abyssmsl of ths
guirnes. in ine nena oi me u toe nar
rowing chasm Is spanned by a light bridge
ot the overhead typo and the aproaeh to
thla bridge from either direction la down
grade. The southern end at the great loop
Is the summit of the mountain, and Just be-
yong the cutting In the summit shoulder
through which be line paases la Summit
We were skirting the shoulder ef the
northern . approach .whea Breace Pete
sprang to his bog and leaned far out (or a
look to the rear.. Our three pay-oar rifles
barked sharply and they were answered
promptly by a dropping volley from the MO.
Pete ducked Inward and gave hie engine
another notch of the throttle.
" 'Ttln't ao use," be said, soberly; "we
ain't goln' te have no time te tranafer them
wlmmen." Then be called sharply to bU
fireman and gave the bey aa order which
I did not hear, and a moment later ws
were oa the loner curve of the "C." racing
dowa te the bridge at a apeed which prom
ised anything but a safe passage ever the
Nevertheless, before I could gasp a secoad
time we hsd stormed up the opposite grade
and were thundering through the cutting
at ths precise moment that the bellowing
freight engine came in sight oa tha north
ern shonlder, , ,
Ones more Pete yelled to his flremaa.
"Get a mors, pew!" he commanded, and
the boy shot out of the gsngwsy and raced
ahesd te ths switch. As I learned after
ward, the superintendent's order had beea
to make a flying switch at the aiding; this
to bring the car and engine side by aide
for the quicker transfer ef the women.
Savage was oa ths forward platform ts pull
the coupling pla, but at the last moment
hla nerve failed him atd he countermanded
the order. . " '
"Go on!" bs shouted; "we eaa't make It
they're toe near!"
But bow (he man became tha mastsr.
"I kaow what I'm a-dola'!" ha yelled
back, w(th a fierce oath te cap It "Ton
pujl that pla!" and when the engine Jerked
the car for the ktck tt waa the superintend
ent who obeyed.
Ths pay ear was scarcely ever the awltch
whea Pete sent the engine spinning bsck
into the cutting and brought It te a Stand
"Mlstah Gravea," he aald, "the reveauer
allowed yoe-all 'd pay me aaother month;
take that aad thla" shoving the blue en
velope with Its unbroken rouleau ef.gold
plecee into my hand "and aend 'em te
'Squire Jackaon.' Tell him that aquaree him
and me, and ssy I'll aee trouble kin no
more. Now get off quirk!"
"But you what are you geiag te de?" 1
"1 Bgger te hit them Ku-Kluckera right
about the middle o' that bridge. Oit off.
wtu ye!" Aad with that he hurled me out
of the gangway.
I waa half-atuaaed by the fall, but I
was alive enough te eee the last aet ia
the tragedy. The freight englae had
passed the bridge la aafety whea Pete
launched the Ztl like a stens fraa a
catapult out of the cutting." There waa
a yell of terror from the robber crew.
(Olllslea oa the. steep mounteta aids meaat
dsath te every maa iavelvsd, and ths
ealy possible chanrs for escape ley In
flight Ths big treirht puller buckled aad
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The detective aodded. "Ysu sss, I at
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