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THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1902.
DERBY STAKE INCREASED
Wuhingtci Park Club Adds Five Thousand
ALL PRIZES TO BE LARGE IN FUTURE
! Rare Will Be Rna with .es Thaa
Is Ilandred Dollar a Trophy
for Wlnnlit Horse
CHICAGO, Dec. JO. The American Derby I mand. while Sylvia Talhot and Deutsrh
to be run next year on June 21 will have 1 lend of the B hrleher stable were third
i.. i ,. t... . ' rholcen. Jake Uollman i."nt them away to
ii Tiim incrrsapa oy in wren- ,
lngton Park club will add in all $25,000. j
which will bring the total value cf the race
close to $30,000.
Announcement of the stake list of the
elub's twenty-five-day meeting was mado j
tcday by the secretary. With two excep
tions the stakes are Identically the same
as they were last season. The Derby Is
'Increased by $5,000 and the Hyde Tark
atakea, the rich event for 2-year-olds, will
be worth In added money a total of $7,000,
an Increase of $2,500.
Following Is a list of the stakes and the
added money offered by the South Bide
American Derby sa.ooo
Oreat Western handicap.
Hyde Park stakes
2 n"" '
Rdaewater stakes 2.'"0
(Vulckstep stsVes 2.too
Lakevlew handicap.. 2,000
Announcement la also made that the club
will be more liberal next sesson. There
will not be a purte worth leas than $600.
Entries to the atakes will close on Janu
GOVERNOR IS VERY POSITIVE
Rllss Is Determined that McGovern
Corbett Contest Shall Xot Occur
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 10 Speaking of
the proposed McOovern -Corbet t fight In
Detroit and Oovernor Bllaa' attitude toward
It, Sheriff Henry A. Dickson of Wayno
county said today that he Interpreted the
governor's letter of yeaterday as merely
holding the sheriff responsible to see that
no state law was violated and not as an
ordsr to prevent the contest.
The sheriff said he did not consider
boxing as dangerous as foot ball. "On the
contrary I have decided to take an expert
with me to the Corbett-McGovern con
teat," said Dlckaon, "to see that things
re aa they should be. If the contest Is
legal, I do not see how I could prevent
the men from entering the ring."
Oovernor Bliss, who la In the city, has
announced his Intention of conferring with
the sheriff today about the matter and
said: "I thought I made my letter to the
sheriff plain enough. It was my Inten
tion then, as It Is now, to see that he pre
vent the fight taking place. I so instruc
ted blm, I think."
MOOR WINS CRESCENT CITY
BIT New Orleans Race Handily Won
NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 20. Jockey Bu
chanan evened up with his late employers
todsy when he landed Moor two lengths In
front of The I-ady at the finish of the
jCreacent City handicap, worth $2,040. Jessie
J irboe had all of the early speed, but ran
r.er race In the first six furlongs. Btichanan
rated Moor nicely and outrode Williams
on The Laay through the last furlong. Tho
Hlldreth stable furnished three winners,
Gannon being up In each care.
The track was slow and the weather
First race, selling, six furlongs: I.lttle
Jack Horner won, Granter second, Bedlam
third. Time: 1:17 2-6.
Becond race, selling, one mile: Harry
Wilson won, Optimo secoi.d, Ellxa Dillon
third. Time: 1:44 2-5.
Third race, five furlongs: Farmer Jim
won. Welcome Light second. Pirate third.
Time: 1:32 1-6.
Fourth race, handicap, one mile and a
3uarter: Moor won. The Iady second,
essle Jarboe third. Time: 2:10 2-5.
Fifth race, six furlongs: John Peters
won, Harry New second. Boaster third.
lima: 1:16 2-5.
Sixth race, selling, one mile and a half:
Trocadero won, Cogswell second, Lady
monster tnira. Time: 2:41 f-a.
Flcht Kada In First Roaad.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb.. Dec. 20-(Spe-cial
Telegram.) Mose Felthouser threw up
the sponge In the first round with Billy
Rhodes, and Pete Rooney won the wrest
ling nout neia at the armory here tonight,
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alt lOOt Mailer Bide,
S3A-2X LA SAl-LK STREET, CHICAGO.
ton for Onr Booklet aao
There wfr Urge numbff of people pres
ent from Omaha. Lincoln. Flattsmoiith and
surrounding town), In addition to the local
KRISHNA WINS FUTURITY
RlaT laglealde Itare Bring Oat Sprint
era aad Ooea ta Favor
BAN FRANCISCO. Pw. -Krlehn. a
Water Cress colt from the stable of Walter
.Tennlnre. won the California Jockey Hub
Futurity atak-s at Ingleslde today. The
purse was llii.2.S4, which mode It one of the
richest ever r'aced In the west.
A fine Hut of youngster went to te post,
with Krishna favorite. The MaeDonoufrli
naif (irvanHIa mrrA Cirfmn Wre next In fle-
.,,-,,,,., w,,h ef eo In front. Ner-
vator soon took command, with Krishna In j
the first flirht. Hums called on the Jen
nine colt at tne stretch and he qtilckly
passed Nervator, galloping home a winner
by over three length, iservator oem . r-
andl for the place. Polonus was knocked
out or tn rice soon aner uic run, uu
Rearrhllaht dronrted dead from a bursted
blnnd vessel while exercising today.
Wenther clear and track good. Results:
First race, Futurity course, selling: Bard
Burns won. Knther'.ne Ennla second, Oscar
Tolle third. Time: 1
Second race. Futurity course, selling:
Mnyale Felix won. Ned Dennis second.
Golden Cottage third. Time: 1:13.
Third rnce. one and one-sixteenth mile,
selling: F.va O won. Bessie McCarthy sec
ond. Diderot third. Time: 1:49.
Fourth race, one mile and seventy yards,
handicap: rorrtgan won. Vesuvian second.
Marine third. Time: 1 :474.
Fifth race, six furlongs and 101) feet. Call-
. i ..... 4 , - L'rfihni mnn 'prva!np
acrnnH Drenndle third. Time: 1:17V
ai.th ran mi-r fiirlnnrs: lluachua won.
Sad Bam second, Irene Undsey third. Time:
WISH INTERNATIONAL GOLF
American t nlveraltlea Seek to Ar-
range Games with Oxford! ssd
NEW YORK, Dec. 20 Delegates to tho
annual meeting of the Intercollegiate Oolf
association met here today. Yale. Hir
vurd, Princeton, the I'nlveralty of Pennsyl
vania and Columbia were represented. U
was decided to hold the- next annual
tournament at Garden City on Tuesday,
The election of the officer resulted as
follows: President, 17. A. Murdock. Uni
versity of Pennsylvania; vice president,
Stewart Campbell, Yale: secretary and
treasurer, I.. II. Conklln. Princeton.
Cornell will be admitted Into the associa
tion. In the expectation that a team will be
sent to this country next summer by Ox
ford and Cambridge universities a request
was addressed o the secretary of the
United States Oolf association that a match
be arranged with a team representing the
The president of the association was em
powered to appoint a committee of five to
communicate with the secretary of the
United States Golf association and arrange
details for the proposed match..
CHAMPION BOXER IS BEATEN
Jeffries Offers Forfeit Which Is Taken
by Amntenr at
BUTTE. Mont., Dec. 20 Champion Jef
fries tonight lost a decision In a four
round contest with Jack Munroe, after a
fierce fight. At one time the champion
went to his knees and a knockout looked
JofTrtes and his manarer offeired a forfeit
of $2;i0 for any one to stand agamst Jeffries
for four rounds and Munroe accepted tn?
challenge. At.the end of the fourth Munroe
wae still ready to tight. He is amateur
champion of the Pacific cosst. Fltxslm
mons has posted a forfeit of $500 to put
Munroe out In four rounds.
David City Dorr Una; Contest.
DAVID CITY. Neb.. Dec. 20. (Special
Telegram.) The Whlsxers bowling team de
feated the Hohemian cnampinns or tne al
leys at the opera house bowling alley here
last night In a one-tided game. The fea
tjre of the game was the difficult spares
and team work of the Whlxiers team. In
detail It waa as follows:
1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
Hale 196 179 39
Sklles IB iM 1S
Disney 193 120 164
Bahr 168 15 1S
M. Evans U 163 199
Joseph Shramek 139 114
E. Peschek 129 12S
Dworek 143 147
Kafka H5 146
Havel ...1&9 175
RED CLOUD. Neb., Dec. 19. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I write you as referee on
slot machine result. A claims that the ace.
deuce, four, five and tray of diamonds la
not a straight flush of diamonds If mixed
as stated (1. 2, 4. 6, 3). The directions on
wheel are that a straight flush must be i all
of one suit In rotation, at. S, 4. 6, 6. 7. The
questlcn Is : Is the first problem In rota
tion. 1. i. 4. 5. wn , ,AM u M.MIIjUAN.
Answer In all games played with cards
mharnin eeimencea count It Is only neces
sary that the needed cards of the proper
denomination be preaent. Ace, deuce, four,
five and tray of diamonds would be a,
tralzht flush in Doker: would count ibj
,1th run nf five In crlbbage. And Is of
similar value In other games. Therefore,
KSO Canal St.
Dally Balletla of Selection
as a slot machine Is based on poker hands
In all other respect the hand mentioned la
a straight flush. No replies by mall.
LAST WEEK WITH THE BOWLERS
Loral Get Homo Polata and Marh Ea
essraseaieat from the Vlalt
New Impetus hss been given to bowling
by the recent vlalt of the All-Amerlcan
championship team to this city. This fact
Is apparent not so much In a aprrad of
Interest as In a revival and acceleration of
Interest among those who were already
devotees of the game. 1ocal bowlers gen
erally feel that they have learned a great
deal from having been able to see these
frofesslonala roll the balls, and It Is at
east to be obaerved that some of them
have copied the delWery and some of the
little tricks of the visitors. Whether this
adaptation of new methoda will prove bene
ficial In all Instances Is a question, but U
Is fair to presume that the more extended
experience and study of the play of others
win wore gooa in some cases.
The affairs of the local league are this
week In somewhat ragged condition, owing
to the fact that the National and St.
Charles teams failed to nlay their games.
and are therefore left Just where they were
at the beginning or last week, omana sun
leads, with Gate City a good second, each
of those teams having won three straight,
the victims having been the German and
Krug Park, respectively. Western, which
has been trailing along at the finish for
some weeks, and losing three straight
pretty regularly, varied the monotony of
that i)..em oy winning two irom t-iarason,
Following Is the standing of the Indi
vidual players in tne league games:
F A. Keller 12
Alexander Reed 21
1. J. Schneider 30
Albert Krug 24
Alf Keller 24
F. W. Schneider...
H. D. Reed 80
High cores for the week at Clarks: M. 1
R. Huntington. 209. 201, 216, 214, X10, 211, 229,
2'2. 2i6. 24 206, V. 2"2. 221; W. H. Wlgman,
201, 20, 212, 200, 211; W. H. Emery, 213, 222,
203, 206, 2Mf; H. Beselln, Ml, 202, 219; W. W.
Hartley, 201, 213 214; E. M. Tracy. 201. 203:
Williams, 206: Charles French. 209. 203; Al
Krug, 218, 210; H. L. Fowler. 226, 240; M. 7..
Forscutt. 210. 216, HI, 204; Earle R. Stiles,
22"; lr. Poyd, 213; H. D. Reed, 230. 200, 203,
"i0, 226, 245; C. J. Francisco. 213. 235; W. 8.
Potter, 224, 204, 212: F. B. Palmer. 2"!;
Neale, 216; W. F. Clarkson, 101, 207, tlO;
C. M. Zarn. tlO. 206: Henry Baden. 209; F.
W. Schneider. 206; Slevcrs, 212; Helback, 207;
Phil Wolf, 2"6. 2iO, 2W; 1. J. u unen. 211;
J. J. Vorheis, 214, 204. 207; W. H. Ahmsn-
son. 2C8: U Rolnechllds, 221; Martin, Mo)
Mrs. O. P. Judd's score of 193 Is still high
for the women's prise.
with 262 F. n. Palmer won a prixe.
Bv scorlna 24 In three successive games
of r.lneplns Charles H. Mulllna won a prixe.
Charles French scored a at even-up ana
got a prixe tor It.
High scores for the week on the Gate
City allevs: Martin E. Nelson. Chicago,
210; B. F. Hull. 222. 240; C. B. Brlden
becker. 210. 212. 201, J01. 201. 209; Dr. Fair.
Chicago, 200, 201' A. Baldy. 201, 202. 213: Guy
Olllenback. 200; M. C. Sprague. 206; W. A.
Chandler. 238; O. Benson. 2(16. 205; M. Q.
Martin, 202, 20b; C. Buelow, 206; J. Thomas,
220; H. H. Jones, 204; J. F. Bengele, 203,
2O0. 245; C. J. Francisco, 213; Bob Encell,
203; F. Glldden, Fremont 202, 222.
J. F. Bengele rolled 246 at tenpins, which
won him one of the prises of the week, and
also puts him high for the monthly tenpln
W. C. Sherwood Is now high for the
monthly "kankakee" prize with a score of
196 for three games.
High score for the week at Lents
Williams' alleys: H. Lund. 215, ?12, 2"4, 211;
W. F. Weber, 212, 208, 222. 223. 232. 23). 222,
202, 207. 207: William Zltxman. 210: L. S.
Schneider, 205, 212, 213; W. C. Brunke. 207.
2i2; King Denman, 208; E. L. Hlnton. 200.
100; John Lund, 224; Emll Lund. 225; H. D.
Reed, 217; R. W. Ayer. 200; 1. P. Reynolds,
212; M. L. Msrtln, 232: W. Usher, 201; F.
Diets, 224, 201; S. H. Cherness. 212; D. Wil
liams. 206; E. Cochran. 224: H. Beselln. 224,
220. 201: Arthur Falconer. 2"2: Ed Creighton.
202: E. Zltxman, 220; J. Fagan, 122; Ward
Hartlev, 203; Guy Furay, zira; cnaries zirp,
221 213; H. W. Lehman, 308; Peter Niel
ST. LOUIS PRIZES GO UP
Derby Worth Five Thousand Mora
and. World Fair Handicap
Fifty Thonsaad In All.
ST. LOUIS, Deo. SO. Announcement wa
mad today of the stake list of the 8t.
Louis Fair association for the seventy-four-day
meeting, from May 2 to June 27
and October 8 to 81, 1903. The St. Louis
Derby, to be run on June IS. Is Increase J
bv 85.000. the Club Members' handicap car
rfea 12.000 additions I and 11,500 I added to
the Inaugural handicap.
Following Is the llat of the stake and
Inaugural handicap, 11.600; Debutantes.
ll.OuO; M'telsslppl Valley, selllrg, SU'0;
Press, selling. 1.000; Country Club handi
cap. tl.OuO; kindergarten. 81,000; Memorial
handlcac Jl.OuO: June handicap, Sl.uuO; ClJb
I Members' handicap, $2,000; Junior cham
I plonshlp. 31.200; Native Nursery, Sl.OuO;
! TLemn handlcao. 81.000: October, selling.
31.000; Criterion handicap, Sl.OuO; Fair, sell,
lng. 31.000; Laurel handicap, 31.000; Fore
cast handicap. 81.000: Final, selling, $1,000;
St. Louis Deroy, 85,000.
The World's Fair handicap, to be run In
1904. will be for a nurse of SSO.OuO. and th
I eattmated value of the St. Louis Derby
purse for that season will be 816,000.
Highs Win First Gam.
The high school basket ball team played
Its first scheduled game with the second
Young Men s Christian association team
last night, which reaulted In the defeat of
the latter. The game was closely contested
ud to the last minute of play. The nigh
school has a stronger team this year than
Hioil school II. I Y. M. C. A if.
rtiarrlngton. Capl T. IF Spaacer, Capt.
Tkorau, DeTiloa F. IF I"
Msrsr, coopsr c. ic Bllloo
Lsubaush. FatUrao....O.IO Pvteraoa
Walak O. 0 suisoa
O'Brien to Bos WelalsT.
BUFFALO, Dee. 30. Articles were tiled
today for a twenty-round contest between
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien and Al Wetnla.
The men will meet before the International
Athletic club on New Years afternoon at
catch weights. The winner Is to take all
of the purst. O'Brien has also posted
to weinig s ii.Doo aa a sia Dei.
Blonx City Bowler Los.
SIOUX CITY. Dee. 20.-Th All-American
bowling team defeated a Sioux City team
today oy 2.785 to 8. 563. Five games were
plsyed, the Stoux Cl'y team winning the
last by 54 to 653. Huhry of Sloug City
made tne nign score, iu.
Beatrlc Defeats Wtlher.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Dec 80 (Special.
The W liber and Reatrlce bowling team
played her last night, th latter winning
the game by US pins. The contest was wit
nessed by a large orowd of spectators.
Live Bird Shoot.
At the Dicky Bird Oun club' grounds
todsy there will be a live bird rao be
tween Meaer. Sherwood and Tooser.
Sweepstake events will also be shot oS.
Th gam will begin at 1:30.
Scientist Reaches Berkeley.
OAKLAND, Cat., Dee. 20 Prof. Jaeque
Loeb, the eminent biologist, who. on No
vember 11. was choaen by the Board of
Regenta a member of th faculty of th
University of California. ha reached
Berkeley, coming direct from Chicago. He
will soon begin his espcfimental work In
lb laboratory or in university.
WILY BEGGARS WIN WEALTH
Lnstj Cripples Who Work the Gsnerous and
TYPES OF THE CLASS IN NEW YORK
Deal Live of Some of tho Notable
Member of the Profession How
They Aet on the Street
and at Home.
That many a beggar lives a dual life Is
a fact of which the public now and then
get a fleeting glimpse through a brief po
lice report. But It la seldom so strikingly
exemplified as In the career of Matto Mod
rlc, the king of beggars, a picturesque men
dicant whose achievements are rketched lu
the New York Herald.
Princes in historic legend rnd fable have
played the pauper, but they usually did It
for diversion or to test the loyalty of their
In Modrlc's case is found a tnssquerader
who has successfully maintained his dual
role for fifteen year." His Is the unique
distinction of a beggar playing the pauper
for revenue only In th country of bl
adoption, while he play the prince once a
year to enjoy himself, displaying his riches
right royally among his old Croatian neigh
bors and datzllng their peasant simplicity
with hi lavish emulation of the extrava
gance of a prodigal duke or a captain of
King Mod rlc has Just made his yearly
visit home, and Vienna cable dlspatchea re
ported his departure for New York "on a
fast steamship," to resume the beggar role,
whereby he steadily adds to the wealth that
has sufficed already 'to buy him houses,
lands and cattle and to make him the most
opulent cltlxen In the military district of
Krlx. More than once the United States
Immigration authorities have tried to bar
him out. They were warned and knew of
his dual life as long ago as 1893, when
Johann Brallc. one of the beggar king's
Croatian neighbors, wrote them a long let
ter, describing graphically the airs and
grace assumed by Modrlc In his old homo
town, where he wos esteemed as an Influ
ential capitalist who had conquered fortune
in the new world by bis genius for business
and hi unflagging seal.
Brallc himself had been lured to America
by Modrlc's glittering tales and had been
astounded to find the great man of Krlx In
the rags of a mendlcart, begging In New
York's streets. Confronted by his old
neighbor. Matto had braienly confessed the
source of Ms wealth and had advised Brallc
to adopt the same career.
Acting upon Brallc's Information, tho
Immigration officials detained Modrlc when
he disembarked from the Edam In 18D3.
But the be'ggar king was wily and auda
cious. His gold had the true ring. Ha
took a solemn oath that he had never
begged alms In h's life. He passed the
cordon and the next day the Croatian Croe
sus was again metamorphosed into the mis
erable mendicant of New York.
A Profitable Graft.
That wa nine years ago. Since then he j
has been going and coming, wearing his
rags In America and his silks and satins In
Europe. Men who have defended him In
court say that his average income from
professional beggary has been more than
$10 a day. Nobody knows Just how much
he is worth. His fortune, cot great for
New York or, perhaps, even for Hoboken,
Is enough to give him an almost princely
statu In Croatia, and It Is safe to say that
he is rich enough .to buy out any one of
more than two-thirds of the charitable folk
who dally drop their spare coin Into bis
King Modrlo is about 45 years old. In
person h I lean and of only medium
stature. A natural stoop of the shoulders
has been deliberately accentuated as an ac
cessory to his art, until he can readily pass
for a hunchback, when It suits his purpose
to do so. He Is master of many tricks of
mendicancy, but his specialty I to expos
an arm apparently shockingly mutilated and
a hand the Index finger of which Is gone.
The finger he sacrificed years ago to ex
empt blm from military duty In hi native
land. As for th arm, his methods of Im
posture were exposed some months ago,
when Recorder Stanton of Hoboken presided
at the hearing of a case Involving 8190.
which Modrlc was said to have given to
Lucia Mlskulon, a woman who for the tlm
had pleased his royal fancy.
It was demonstrated then that Modrlc
habitually treated the arm with acids and
distorted It with bandages, rubbing in iodo
form afterward to aggravate Its abnormal
appearance. It was learned, also, that be
was the leading spirit. It not the padrone, or
"pantata," of a band of kindred spirits,
whose rendexvous had been at various
time either at 62S Adams street, 22S Jack
son street or 68 Jefferson street, in Hobo
ken. Many of those who congregated with
him In these tenements were, like himself,
self-mutilated for begging purposes. For
their board and lodging they paid a pittance
of from 15 to 25 cents a day each. Their
incomes ranged from $4 to $10 dally. Cap
tain Hayes of the Hoboken police Investi
gated this tatterdemalion court and took
the names of a score or so of Its courtiers.
So far as could be learned their only
bond was a "professional" one. They
agreed amicably upon a partition of th
territory which each should be permitted
to "work," but this appeared to be the
only particular in which the band merited
the appellation of a "beggars' trust."
Modrlc was aq undisputed chief among
them, but that he profited from any part
of his comrades' revenues, though sus
pected, was never proven.
Just what ar th traits that have given
him an easy ascendancy over his fellows It
would be hard to say. But he has great
native shrewdness. Is uncommonly rssource
ful and persons who know blm say ha la
not without a sort of personal magnetism
that Is foreign to most mendicants. To
these attributes he adds a knowledge of
men snd affairs commonly acquired by
those who have traveled and have seen
more of life than their own little circle.
Matto Modrlc speaks no English and
professes to understand none, but he prob
ably affects a linguistic lgnoranc mors
profound than genuin. When Lucia
Mlskulon was pressing her claim against
him In court she produced a book and a
series of cards which comprised choice
collection In English of these pathetic
placards so familiar to city life as an ap
pendage to th maimed, th halt and th
blind who beg alms along the shopping
thoroughfare or who cloak professional
mendicancy under th thin disguise of ped
dllng lead pencil or ho strings. Th
author of those apocryphal placards telling
of mythical explosions and other dire mis
fortunes was the soa of a Hoboken saloon
keeper, who turned them out to order at
reasonable rates. He Is now studying law
In a New York lawyer's offlc.
Live In Hoboken. "Work" New York
Of cours Hoboken was only th resting
plac and dormitory of this beggar band and
New York has bean thtr field of operations
only from tlm to time. VI gl lane on tho
part of th special officers of th Charity
Organisation society and th periodlo ac
tlvlty of th nolle have often driven them
to other pastures. Tho Hoboken authori
ties who bav watched their movement
and respectable member of th Croatian
eolony of New York who know thalr habits
say that they, regard Bostoa aa a vert
tabl beggars' paradise. King Modrlc'
Capital, $50,000. GRAHAM RICE, Prist.
, 928 Canal Street, Niw Orleans, La.
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spare snd stooped forra 1 almost ss fa
miliar, however, in the streets of Pitts
burg, Chicago and even San Francisco ss
It Is In those of New York or Boston.
There have been In current newspaper
literature many so-called "beggar kings"
and "panhandler princes." Modrlc's seem
ing pre-eminence among them may cr may
not be merited. Many others have en
riched themselves by playing successfully
upon the sympathies of aa overcredulou
public, and agents of th Charity Orgsnlia
tlon society such a James Forbes or Wil
liam Retnlake could fill volume with tru
tale of the comedy and tragedy of pro
fessional mendicancy In New York.
It Is well known now that there are re
sorts In the lower east aide where nightly
the blind read the newspaper and play
pinochle, where the deaf and dumb talk
politics volubly, where palsied arms pound
sloppy table tops with thick bottomed beer
glasses, where crutches are stacked In the
corner, wooden legs aro given a night oft
and real legs of flesh and bone are mys
teriously released from flapping trousers
snd stretched In welcome relaxation from
a long restraint.
A Det car Trast.
By th arrest of a colony of beggars last
April there was exposed th xtstenr at No.
ISO Forsyth street of a regularly organised
mendicant' trust, together with a school
for th expeditious making to order of
bogus cripples. From evidence presented In
the Yorkvllla court It appeared that of the
seven prisoner arraigned all wer sound
physically, though only a few hour before
all bad been apparently afflicted with dlr
Andrew Anderson, a tall, one-legged fel
low, of keen Intelligence, was th president
of tho organisation. Two of his confed
erates became state' witnesses and testi
fied that h received oos-half of all th re
ceipt taken In by th beggar In bis cm
ploy. A they collected from $ to $$ dally.
and there wer ten member of th band,
Anderson's dally Income ranged from $30 to
$40. Out of this revenue he supplied th
necessary crutches, canes, goggles, ban
dages and othsr theatrical properties used
in their masquerade, and under th written
'article of agreement" the president also
bound himself to pay th fines of such mem
bers ss might be arrested and to car for
them during possible Illness. He wss the
final arbiter of all questions as to disputed
territory, and he bad a sort of beggar
roundsman, whose duty It was to go about
and se that hi minions wer properly
sealou In their dutUs.
It was th custom of the Forsyth street
rendexvous to school beggars carefully to
their work and to mak bogus cripples to
order, binding legs and arms in such a way
as to easily deceive th tender hearted shop
girls, from whom wa derived a large por
tion of their dally aim. Charles Turck, tb
general manager, told In court bow he had
bound up th sound arm of a beggar named
James Sullivan to bis body and Sulltvaa
corroborated blm. Either Anderson or
Turck usually attended to aurh operations,
and carefully Inspected each pretended crip
ple to ee that h bad the true appearance
Anderson, who wss a muter of hi art,
so disguised bis emissaries as t glv than
frequently a moat realistic sppearanc of
Our One-llorse-Day Play Last Four Days:
Wednesday, Scotch Plaid, 7 to 5, won
Thursday, Com Foster, 8 to 5, won
Friday, Sweet Alice, I to 2, won
Yesterday, Harry Wilson, I to 3. won
a fair track at New Orleans and we
the worst we ever get for jou is an
suffering either from Injury or wasting dis
ease. The president and several of hla col
leagues were sent to the work hous for six
months. In court each referred to th
others In terms of the utmost respect, In
variably using the prefix "Mister."
When Oft Doty.
Like Modrlc. all of these Impostors knew
how to enjoy life thoroughly and spend
money freely In their hours of eaae when
not "on duty." William Selbel, a one
legged Oerman, ha been one of tb moat
notorious of Nw York offender. Special
Agent Relnlck wa stationed one night at
the Metropolitan Opera bouse during the
Grau season to see that beggars should not
Infest the entrance and annoy the patrons.
H could hardly believe his eyes when he
saw Selbel, properly arrayed In evening
dress, ride up in a livery atable rig and
gallantly assist to the pavement a well
dressed woman. The beggar's cork leg
was well covered by trousers sharply
creased fore and aft, an opera hat topped
off his head, and from his shoulders hung
an opera cloak of irreproachable cut. As
he entered the brilliantly lighted foyer only
a slight limp betrayed the cripple whose
forlorn pose snd melancholy glance wer
familiar to the Broadway of the daylight
hours. The pair had good seat for th
opera, well down toward the center of the
When Coroner's Physician O'Hanlon ex
amined the body of "Dan" O'Brien, a sup.
posed paralytic who for ears had been a
familiar figure on terry boata and "L"
trains, he exposed a lifelong imposture.
O Brlen bad never suffered a stroke of
paralysis, but bad killed himself with
strong drink at 35 year of age. He had a
particularly Interesting alcoholic brain,
which la now In the Carnegie laboratory
as a dipsomania exhibit.
Henry Hart wa another well known
"fake" cripple. HI specialty used to be
to board an "L" train and paa through It
distributing cards Inscribed. "Pleas help a
man whose arm Is paralysed." H also of
fered for sale small packages of court plas
ter or sora such cbeap commodity. After
"working" one train be would step off at
on of th station and await th arrival of
the next. Detective Thomas Hughes srrested
blm last March and took blm to the West
Thirtieth street police station. Presently
there arrived a neatly dressed little woman,
who wore diamonds In ber ears. With her
wa friend arrayed In a fashionable gowu,
a fur boa, an automobll coat and a "pic
ture hat" garnished with ostrich plumes.
8b of th diamond earrings was Hart's
wife. She expressed th utmost astonish
ment when she learned of the charge made
against her spouse.
"Why." said she, "I always understood
that Henry was employed In a downtown
restaurant. W bav always bad money
enough to live comfortably."
A crutch 'suspiciously new betrayed
Thomaa Ross as a "fake" cripple on day
about two year ago In Williamsburg. In
front of Alderman Holler's Jewelry store
Ross sat huddled and bandaged, a though
suffering from a wool catalogue of awful
ailment. Policeman Luk Maxwell was
suspicious and questioned th beggar. Ross
arose with many groans and eontortiea and
said his right arm and left leg had been
fractured thre wek befor In a Beekman
Federal Rank Mew York.
Stat Ket. Dank, of Nw Orleans.
Broadway, New York.
can't lose a bet for
street explo.lon. Maxwell, not convinced,
.... vu .rreai me oeggar. R0s. hurling
hi crutch across the nn.i
like a roebuck. He ha .printed three block
",vr" u" w" caugnt and In his wake he
left a trail of discarded splints snd ban
MOTHER AND BOX.
Episode of n Convict' Temporary Ite-
sneval from glaa; Sin;.
An old, white-haired woman wandered
timidly about tb corridor of the criminal
court building the other day, relate the
New York Sun, anxiously looking about, but
venturing to ask bo one for information.
Dlatrlct Attorney's Clerk Henneberry
watched her for some time and then asked
her If he could be of assistance to her.
"O, dear," said she, "I am trying to get
a glimpse of my son, whom I haven't seen
in eight years and I don't know where to
look for him."
"Where do you expect to find him?" asked
"I don't Just rightly know," replied the
old womsn, "but he's to be a witness In
some court. There are so many courts and
they all look so much alike that I hardly
know where I hav been."
"But don't you know the case he 1 to
teatlfy in?" asked Mr. Hsnneberry.
The old woman's eyes sank. Finally she
answered In a low voice:
"He is to testify in the murder trial of
Duncan Young, and he's been In Sing Blng
prison for eight years. H has two mora
years yet to serve, and I read In one of the
papers that he waa to b her today.
"So 1 thought that I would com heie and
mayb they would let me In th courtroom
o that I could e him. even If from afar,
whil he was testifying. Or, if they
wouldn't do that, perhaps I could see him as
he was being led across th corridor on bis
way to the courtroom from the Tomb.
"He was convicted of burglary; but I'm
sure he was led away. Ha wa a good boy.
"Bight year Is such a long time, snd
when he gets out I may not be alive. I'm
an old woman and I haven't been feeling
very strong of late."
Mr. Henneberry took her to his office snd
made ber comfortabl while h set about to
local her son. II soon found that the
mas would not leave the Tomb at all that
day, but would testify the next.
He made out pass to the Tombs and
sent for a Tombs keeper, to whose cars he
Intrusted tb old woman. He said nothing
to her ks to his Intention, but told her to
follow th officer.
Tb officer took ber over the brldg of
sighs snd Into th new prison. She was
trembling as she wa led along the row of
cells, for h began to get a glimmering of
wber h wa going snd to understand
that sh was not only to se her son, but
also to talk to blm again.
"These poor old bent mothers, they baunt
these courts and ar heartbroken over their
erring sons," said Mr. Henneberry, after
the old woman had gon away. "I think
they ar th saddeat of all sights lo this
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