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Condition of the Riders in the .. Six-Day Contest at Madison Square Garden. JOLL2R 33 EBISELr OUCE MQBE, feels -Vo Hl-E/lecU from Hi» Kxtraordlnary Effort—All the Others Talk the Same, Barring Accidents, and Heady to Go In Again—Track Found To Kts Probably 800 Feet Short to the Mile— OfllcUil Kec- ord at the Close. New York, Dec. 13.—The managers of the six-day bicycle contest that was finished Saturday night in Madison Square Garden now admit what has been alleged since the second day of the race, that the track was short. Yesterday surveyors went over the course, and although it wasofflcially announced that the riders had not traveled a full mile for every nine laps just how short each "mile" was has not been given out. When Miller finished winner of the race 2,093<A miles had been chalked up to his credit. From what can be learned it Is believed that the track was something like 200 feet short to the mile, and therefore the actual distance traveled was about 2.014 miles. Miller was sixty-seven miles ahead of Rice, the second man, and thus the latter will have to his credit something like 1,949 miles. Schlnneer, by the new figures, will have beaten Hale's old record of 1,910 by about fifteen miles, instead of by ninety as the nominal figures recorded Saturday .night indicated, while was only off the track for 10 hours and had but 4 hours' sleep during the week. Elkes was off 43 hours and had 22 hours' sleep. Waller was next to Miller as to sleep, having only 5 hours. CANADIAN~HORS£MEN INDIGNANT. Deiuaud a Retraction from the Illinois State Agricultural Board. Chicago, Dec. 13.—At the recent Chicago horse fair, about ivhich there has been such a lot of trouble, Graham Bros,, of Claremor.t, Ont., entered the •horse Royal Standard, which wen several prizes. The claim was set up by the Illinois state board through its secretary that ihe horse was? a "ringer," and payment of the premiums won v.-as refused. A letter asserting positively that the horse is no "ringer:" that his record is perfectly clear, and that the horse show managers knew perfec-lly well just where Royal Standard stood when they accepted the entry, has been received from Graham Eros. The letter closes as follows: "We did not connive, either singly orcollectively, with any man to commit a fraud, as you charge: nor can Royal Standard by any reasoning be termed a 'ringer.' We therefore request, first, that your board will rescind its resolution disqualifying our horse; secondly, that you will without delay forward us a cheque for all moneys won: thirdly, that you, sir [Secretary Garrard, of the board], immediately retract your statement regarding ourselves and our horse, and, fourthly, that you cause the retraction to be published in the same papers and in the same way as the original statements, which we are forced to characterize as slanderous, appeared." REFORM OF PRIMARY LAWS. Conference of Men Who Wish to Reform American Suflf'ragre Methods. New York, Dec. 13.—A call was Issued last night by Ralph M. Easley, secre- Hale himself is rnuch below his old tary of the Civic Federation of Chicago, mark. Manager* Will Be More Liberal. It is stated by the managers that the actual figures will not be given out until .affidavits have been submitted by the surveyors who went over the course yesterday, and until other formal steps have been taken to insure the correctness of the records made by the men. Probably aU this will have been -accomplished by today, when the prizes will be distributed. So much discussion has been aroused Vy the relative receipts of the managers and the contestants that it has been decided that every man that finished will receive a purse. In addition to those who finished who will receive prizes is Rivierre, the Frenchman, who as tenth man, notwithstanding the fact that he had been off the track more than a full day and night, comes within the list of prize winners, there being eleven prizes on the list. Miller Fit for Another Race. Charles W. Miller, the winner of the race, apent the night at a Turkish bath, and when he reached the Bartholdi hotel yesterday he looked well. He felt In good condition, he said, and that he was fit to ride another six days. He certainly did not look like a man who had gone through the ordeal of working 136 hours and sleeping only four hours Jn the six days just passed. His eyes were bright, and he said he was not ir-. the leas: exhausted. Regarding his plans for the future he declared he had none, but smilingly announced that he had received a two-weeks engagement to ride three milesniRhtly on a "home- trainer," in a vaffievllle house in this city. Joe Rice, the Wilkesbarre representative, who is always so unfortunate as to be just far enough behind the leader to win the second prize, was found at a. hotel stretched out on a sofa, reading a newspaper. He was holding a little levee at the same time. KOTHIXG SEEMS WRONG WITH KICK. None of the Riders Seems to Have Suffered Any Injury. When asked how he felt he replied: "Oh, I am first-class, thank you. I went right to bed after a good Turkish bath and woke up at 10 o'clock this morning. Then I had as hearty a breakfast as any man could want: just a plain, substantial affair, without any frills. Then I took a walk and came back for a loaf. I don't know what I am going to do unless it is to go back to work. I don't care to say whether or not I shall enter another six-days contest; it all depends. If things seem to come my way I will. I might have finished better if my stomach had not gone back on me. I did no riding- af any account until Thursday; but I'm.not kicking," Fred Sohinneer. the third man, who, like Miller, hails from Chicago, did not have much to say except that he was feeling well and that he would race again at the first opportunity. Teddy Hale is laboring under the same trouble that affected him last year. He has last his voice. But he looks to be in good shape and he says he is. He tipped the scale at 164, his weight at the start. All he complained of in the race was that he hurt his knee in a fall during the early part of It, and was much bothered by the injury. Hale may start for home on Wednesday, he says, unless he decides to enter the six-day race at St. Louis in February, Julius, the little Swedish rider, declared: "Next time I go in I'll make them all see things*. I'm all right: don't be afraid." Enterman, the youngest of all contestants, was resting athis home, but said he \vas not used up at all. Harry Hikes sport most of the day in sleeping, after havir.g taken a long walk in the morning. He will spend his time in Florida this winter getting in trim for long-distance contests. The others who finished are in satisfactory condition. The official score is as follows in miles and laps: Miller. 2,093. 4: Rice, 2,026, 5: Echinneer. 2.000. 7: Hale. 1.920. 2: Waller, l.SSS, 1: Pierce. 1.S2S; Golden. 1.77S: Gan- r.on. 1,760, 6; Enterman, 1.753. 7; Elkes, 1,660. 7; KInz. 1.616. S: Julius. 1.503. 5; Eeacom, 1.350. S; Johnson. 1,279, 4; Gray. 1.C29: Rivierre. 1,476. 7: Moore, 1,495, 4. Best previous re'cord. 1.910 miles S laps, by Hale in 1S9S. Besides Waller. Rice. Schlnneer and Hale beat tfis latter's record. Mii'.er will get Jl.SX) for his week's work, besides presents from •wheel and tire concerns: the next ten will get from 5SOO down to J75. and all •who did better than 1,550 miles will get $50 apiece. As soon as the race was over the riders were hurried to hotels, tucked into bed and were soon in the land of dreams. None was hurt physically so <*r M can be it en at this time. Miller who has been acting for a large number of reform and quasi-political organizations the past three weeks, for a. conference on primary election reform to bring together men with practical ideas from all the large cities, and especially from states where substantial progress has been made in caucus reform. The programme will include speeches from men of national reputation in both political parties' as well as reports from practical men as to the working of the various laws now governing primary elections or caucuses. Considerable attention will be given to the question "How To Get Voters Out to the Primaries," after fair laws are secured. Special interest will be taken in reports from New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio, where legislatures will be in session and considering prirrtary election laws. Headquarters will be opened at the Hotel Manhattan, New York, Dec. 27, 1S97. SUDDEN JUSTICE TO A BLACK THUG. Outrages a Woman and Is Killed by Her 'HUhbaiHr* JJrother with a Shotgun. Hannibal. Mo.. Dec. J3.—Friday night Bill Underwood, a negro recently released from the penitentiary, called at the home of Christian Pabst, a farmer living four miles southwest of here, and demanded money. Pabst refused, and Underwood drew a revolver and made him lay down on the floor, jjle then pressed the revolver agairfst Mrs. Pabst's temple and commanded her to bind her husband's arms and feet with twine. The poor woman obeyed. The brute then took her into another room and assaulted her. In the morning she managed to elude him and ran to the house of her brother-in-law, Louis Pabst, a mile distant. Louis returned with a shotgun. Underwood met and disarmed him and made him walk into the room where his brother Christian still lay bound. Louis suddenly made a bound for Underwood and after a scuffle secured the gun and a moment later the riddled corpe of the negro lay stretched on the floor. Mrs. Pabst may die. The shooting meets with public favor- Truly Human L,ife I* Cheap. Davenport, la,, Dec. 13.—Richard Steinecke, found guilty last week of attempting to murder his father, on the assumption that the latter's cruel treatment had caused his mother's death, was sentenced by Judge Waterman to four months' imprisonment in the penitentiary and ordered held here pending the governor's decision upon an application for commutation to a jail sentence. Wisconsin Park Lund* To "Kf Sold. Madison, Wis., Dec. 13.—The state park lands are to be sold at auction in Rhinelander Wednesday morning. The land commissioners. Secretary of State Casson, State Treasurer Peterson, and Attorney General Mylrea will go to Rhinelander and personally superintend the sale. Egbert Wyman. chief clerk of the state land office, will act as auctioneer. Lively bidding is expected. T-atest Mlssissppi Mob Law. Wesson. Miss., Dec. 13.—Three ne- groes arrested in the Monticello neighborhood in conjunction with Charley Lewis, the negro lynched for the quintuple butchery of the Smith family, were after a long trial declared not guilty, but given until Monday to leave the country. A rnob of citizens was the trial court, the law's dispensers having "nothing to do with the case." Sliot Himself Before His Children. Chicago, Dec. 13.—Joseph Luder shot himself through the head at his home, 4720 Robey street, because, he' told his wife, he was discouraged over his futile efforts to get work. Luder killed himself in the kitchen while his wife was preparing breakfast. His two small children witnessed the deed. Censured the Railway Company. Port Huron. Mich.. Dec. 13.—The coroner's jury in the inquest on the accident in the St. Clair tunnel Nov. 2S, in which two men were suffocated, rendered a verdict censuring the Grand Trunk Railroad company for pulling too heavily loaded trains through the tunnel. The Weather We M»y Expect. Washington, Dec. 13. - FollOTrin.:; are the weather intiications for twenty-four boors from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indian* and Uli- noig—Rain m southern, snow In northern portions; northerly to easterly wintls. For Michigan api Wisconsin—Thre«Uning weather; probably snow; fresh and 'brisk northerly to easterly winds- 2?or Iowa—light anow; generally cloudy weather; variable wimdi. WRITTEN IN T A HUBBY CHARACTER IN AUTOGRAPHS QUICKLY DASHED OFF. Handwriting of Some Susy »nd Wei Known Men—Some Comparisons—Something Appropriate In £ach Signature. [SpeciaJ Correspondence.] NEW YORK, Nov. 29.—The most interesting autographs are those that are written in a hurry by a writer off his guard and in penmanship which doesn't pose. There is any amount of character in the unsigned note which Mr. Depew once hastily scribbled with reference to certain Wall street rumors and a part of which is printed herewith: One most striking antithesis to Mr. Depew's hasty scrawl of the busy man is the carefully elaborate signature — almost "too good to be true" — of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the new negro poet : Siaourencs Magazine editors are busy men, and as a rule their signatures are hurried, but not always. Henry M. Alden's precise and careful hand is a sharp contrast to Mr. Gilder's dashing signature. John Brisben Walker's signature runs uphill, denoting a eanguine temperament. Here follow the signatures of the editors of Harper's, The Century and The Cosmopolitan, placed together for comparison : Funny men do not always write funny letters. Sometimes they do, however. Eobert Barr, in replying to a request for an interview, wrote not long ago: "I am on the home stretch of a notable novel, and famous men are being driven rudely away from my door every day because I cannot see them. However, I expect to finish this week and will be in town one day next. Then we can meet aud amicably converse. " With Mr. Barr's autograph I have coupled Amelia E. Barr's, only because of the similarity of name. Mrs. Burr writes a rather coarse, unshaded hand. John Kendrick Bangs writes as follows in. a small, clear script, as plain as print, concerning a certain photograph: It is a peculiar thing that so many big, robust men write small hands and so man}' small, nervous men write big, dashing signatures. Grover Cleveland, Conan Doyle and Jnlian Hawthorne are examples of the former sort, Edmund Clarence Stedman and Frank L. Stanton, the Atlanta poet, of the latter: In these days of cosmopolitanism the element of nationality hardly enters into the character of a signature. Legros, the French artist; Henry B. Fuller, the Chicago novelist, and Lord Kelvin, the eminent British scientist, all write with bold, flowing strokes: York. The scrawl shown below -was af- fixad to a complaint to a printer for setting up "the still small voice" as "the skilled small boy.'' I wholly sympathize with the printer! I have compared j with Dr. Dix's signature some that are plainer—the businesslike hand ''of W. H. Lecky, the historian; Sir Walter Besant's, James Russell Lowell's and E. D, Blackmore's, and, for variety, Steve Brodie's: Panl Bonrget, Hamlin Garland and Bret Harte have strongly marked, individual handwriting, Bourget's being rather affectedly quaint, Harte's fine and delicate, Garland's plain, strong and rather old fashioned. John Burroughs' signature is good and wholesome like himself : j» One who cared to pursue further the subject of character in handwriting might compare the signatures of three men so unlike as Kuctyard Kipling, Bobert Louis Stevenson and George Parsons Lathrop. Each writes about as one would expect him to do—one boldly, one quaintly, one precisely: Mr. N. CoBtenborder, formerly em ployed at, J. J. Hlldebraodt's plumb- log shop, has been appointed superintendent of the Winamac elcctrfc Kghc plane. _^___ Beware of Ointments That too tain Mercury. au mercury will surely destroy tbe een»e o: smell and cempletelr derange tbe whole «yi ce n when enter ntr it through the mucous Bur ficee. Such articles should [ever te ueel ex cept OD prescriptions from reputable physi clang, aa the damage they will, do is ten fold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. 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There is some- ihing appropriate to the man in each sip-nature: One of the most illegible signatures I have ever seen is that of Dr. Morgan PIT, rector of Trinity chwrch, New It is sometimes said that the practice of teaching children all to write alike in public school and with iniquitonsly me steel pens is destroying all individuality in penmanship, but this does not •eem to be the case. The autographs of lie men and women of today compare very favorably with those of any former time in boldness, force, originality and interest. School writing doesn't last long in most c*se& JOHN L. HEATOS. Home Seekers Excursion... FOR November and December'97 - -THR -- have authorized reduced rates to many points in the West, South and Southwest. Tickets will be sold November, 2nd and 16th, December 7th and 21st. For particulars, call on or address C. G. Newell, Ipt, Logansport, lad. Special Rates Via Pennsylvania Lines This Month. 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