Newspaper Page Text
FOR REAL ESTATE SNAPS, See Our Classified Ads. FOR HOUSE FURNISHINGS, Read Our Classified Ads. VOLUME XLI. NO. 215. WEDNESDAY. KANSAS CITY, JANUARY 11, 1899.-TWELVE PAGES. WEDNESDAY. PRICE TWO CENT& r t t? n j i jr f n 4-fii-.. . A mi ftudulU if III w JV-" .lt -atf .J1 M Ji I1 J A.4VA. rSiJ3 . fill iiiiii Si cs 3 mwml mtn ms TV sfff&a 3 2? 5 w IS BILL RYAN CHIEF HAYES AND DETECTIVE BR.Y . A5 r -NTIFY "EVANS." O c .- 31 -; 00 r THEY VERY POSITIVE RTAJf, .S" AND "JESSISGS" 5-23 SAME PERSOS. AI JACK KENNEDY UNDER ARREST CHARGED WITH COMPLICITY IS THE MACOMB ROBBERY. Reward of f300 Was Offered for Hli Arrest, Though He Woa Strolling About' Ac City, Sinking No x ECort at Concealing rill Identity- or Whereabout. 'As exclusively Intimated In The Journal yesterday. Chief Hayes and Detective George Bryant have Identified Dell Jen nines, under arrest at Mansfield for the Macomb train robbery, as BUI Ryan, the brother of Andy Ryan and an ex-member of the James gang. Ryan has been sus pected of being the mysterious "Evans" wanted for complicity in the Leeds rob bery September 23. Pinkerton Agent E. N. W. Bush, on the other hand, claims that Ryan and "Evans" are not the same, but that "Jennings" and "Evans" are. He says a Pinkerton detect ive recognized "Jennings" as "Evans." Just why Ryan. Kennedy or any of the cantos other pets should leave Jackson county, where they are at home. Is not clear. "Why should they leave the officials with whom they are on terms of immunity and run up against other officials who do not do business on the Jackson county ba ds? It must have been that they got on a, jag and'The Memphis train at the same time, alighted in a moment of temporary aberration and held up a train under a misapprehension of the locality. This gang Is one, of Jackson county's own institutions, and this evidence of disloyalty Is a poor return for the favors shown the gang. Jackson county officials have good cause to be Jealous In the premises and to resent the transplanting, even temporarily, of' a' product Indigenous to the hilly topography of this.courjty; Chief of Police Hayes is convinced that Bill Ryan, Jennings and "Evans" are one and the same person. Chief Hayes had not eeen Ryan for ten or twelve years until he went to Mansfield on Monday. But despite the changes that have taken place In the man. Chief Hayes and Detective "George Bryant are certain that they recognized in "Jennings" the famous bandit who was connected with the James gang for many years. Ryan was in the Glendale robbery and he still carries scars and wounds received at that time. "He was arrested for his part In that robbery, convicted and sentenced to twenty-five years In state's prison. He was pardoned In 1SS2 and has since that time been In Texas and the Indian Terri tory. It Is satd that Ryan was in Kansas City for several weeks prior to the Ieeds robbery. 'The police claim to know that Ryan was a frequent visitor' to the home of IV. TV. Lowe, who confessed to the police how the robbery was planned and executed. A detective employed in the case found "Eyans" at the home of Charles Polk one evening when Polk was being shadowed by the police. This same detective saw "Jennings" at Mansfield Monday and he declares that "Evans" and "Jenning3" are one and the same person. Chief Hayes believes beyond a" doubt that "Evans" and "Jennings" are the names assumed by Bill Ryan. The police are also convinced now that John Kennedy knew of Bill Ryan's pres ence here prior to the Leeds robbery. Lowe In his confession says that the mys terious "Evans" planned the holdup and that it was executed under his orders. Ryan or "Evans" dropped out of sight soon after the robbery and the police have been searching for him ever since. It Is known that he was traced from here to Oklahoma City, and from there to some point in Flor ida. Detectives Dell Harbaugh and Charles Sanderson had arranged to go to Florida after "Evans" when It was learned that he had in eome manner got Information that the. officers were hot on his trail and skipped out. 'While in Oklahoma and Flor ida "Evans" went by the name of Cope land. After leaving Florida he came North. Chief Hayes says that "Evans" has gun shot wounds in both arms and shoulders, ond In other portions of 'the body, where it is known that Ryan was wounded. This fact adds to Chief Hayes" conviction that Evans and BUI Ryan are one and the same person. Chief Hayes end Detective George Bry ant returned from Mansfield yesterday ' morning, and Kennedy's arrest followed i c 1 r vr hours later. The chief says he had no dea that Kennedy was In Kansas City, ill ! ough he says that he had been shad owe 1 nearly all the time since he left here. Chief Hayes says he did not think he vr d dare to venture back here. A de t I ve agency that had been employed to - in him down certainly had no knowl t.:, of Kennedy's whereabouts. V acomb Robbery Planned Here, ive you any idea where the robbery r first planned?" Chief Hayes was ask ed terday. was planned right here In the county I. "We have known that ever since It cm red. Lou Nye, who fell In with Ken- 9& while the latter was In Jail, has con- te 1 as much. Nye was formerly em- j o- d as a flagman by the Metropolitan f t pc t Railway Company at Twelfth and rot t aenue. For the last year he has .l i living down there, and he knew nret- iSl'; H whom to trust, uc got four farm er K '' teliestel ' tie plan to rob the Mem- Ifo bis rain. 1 . "W knew that Kennedy had ,cnat urectlon. und as soon as we one In learned -' i"wi5 nc sei uuuui 10 snaaow Jbr Jim. le.J'D'' "r. rerson go -nith Kennedy to , Siacoub when he went there the last SSjilmer Mr "Th fellow 'Evans or 'Jennings' had tStian ap ointment to meet him there at Nye's ly home, or that I am certain. Gus Sheperd, o' the m n whp was a passenger on the train that T as held up and for whom the train Etoppf.l at Macomb, Is a Kansas City prod uct. I haven t his record, but I do' know that h halls from this city. Sheperd and tl.f lilt, nnnnvturo ... . i i . . Evans' will keep their lips sealed. "While admitting that thev know John Kennedy, they deny that he had a hand in the rob bery. 'Evans' also talked freely of the late Jesse James and hip brother Frank. I am satisfied that he was once a member of the old James gang. In fact. I am con vinced that he is none other than BUI Ryan and that it was he who helped Ken nedy to plan and execute the robbery." "Will 'Evans' bo held by the authorities for the Memphis robbery or will he be turned over to-ou for the Leeds robbery?" Chief Hayes was asked. "Oh. he will be held for the Memphis robbery. He was arrested there and con sequently they have first right to him. He is the sixth man who participated In the Leeds robbery. Of that I am certain. He would accept a life sentence before he would consent to tell anything he knows about these robberies. The fact that three men have confessed that 'Jennings' or 'Evans' was the leader of the holdup makes a clear case against him. If brought here 'Evans' would never tell any thing about the Leeds robbery. Ho Is not made of that kind of material. I believe he would go to the gallows before he would peach.' " Detective George Bryant, who accompan ied Chief Haye-- to Mansfield, says he Is positive that "Evans" is none other than Bill Ryan. Bryant knew Ryan well and al though he has aged considerably, he says ho was able to recognize in him the fa mous bandit who was connected with the James gang for many years. Bryant says that "Evans" has a score or more o gun shot and knife wounds on his person. It is known that Ryan was wounded in a num ber of holdups in the Blue Cut robberies in the early '70s. If "Evans" and "Jennings" are none other than Bill Ryan, it will not take the police long to positively identify him. . HOW IT WAS DONE. Yonng Bryum Mates a Confession of the Robbery at Macomb, January 3. MANSFIELD. MO.. Jan. 10. (Special.) The preliminary hearing of the men alleg ed to have been Implicated In the Macomb train robbery was resumed this morning. O. M. Ray waived examination and. in de fault of bail, will be committed to the Springfield jail to await the action of the March grand jury. Shepard and Jennings, represented by Colonel L. O. Nelder and Thomas Music, wero ready for examina tion. The state proved the Identity of Jennings arid Shepard. Bryum ascended the witness stand and made a confession. "I live in Douglas county," he said, "on my farm southwest of Norwood. About two weeks before Christmas tho scheme was unfolded to me by my father-in-law, Xouls Nye. Next I was approached by J. C. "Wright, who told me how easy It would be to hold up a train. I was persuaded to be come an accomplice. "With me were Nye, O. M. Ray. Joe Shepard, "William Jen nings, J. A. Fagley and J. C. "Wright. "Wo rode to Macomb on horses, secreted the animals and walked down the track to await the arrival of train No. 4. "We car ried arms and Nye had a sack of dyna mite. "Ray boarded the strain at Norwood, quar reled with the conductor on paying short fare and was put oft at Macomb, so as to stop the train., Wright covered the fire man and engineer, and had them crawl on the opposite side, where Fagley and Jen nings took charge of them and forced them to uncouple the express and mall car. Jen nings then mounted the engine and drove down to a point where Nye had warmed up the dynamite. I don't know who dis charged' the explosives. I saw Jennings, "Wright and Shepard enter the express cat" through the end door. Then we mounted our horses and rode five miles, to a house on Nye's farm, where we divided the pro ceeds of the robbery into six parts. Jen nings and "Wright carried the money In their overcoat pockets. ""We burned the papers -In the fireplace, stayed about thirty minutes and then went home. My quota was $32 and two watches, which I buried In a jar in an old stable. I bought dynamite at Reynold's store In Mansfield. "Wright made four masks of black cloth at my house." On cross-examination he said he Vnot know whether he had been promls..,. leni ency to confess, but later said that Prose- I cutlng Attorney Ball said he would see that he went scot free If he made the confes sion. Court then adjourned until to-morrow morning. It Is believed here that Kennedy and "Wright, the leader of the gang, according to the confession, are the same. Kennedy Went a Wright. SPRINGFIELD, MO., Jan. 10.-(Special.) Kennedy went as J. C. Wright, according to Bryuni's confession. Jennings, Wright and Shepard entered the express car and blew open the safe. Wright planned the holdup. WAS "EVANS" WOUNDED? Mrs. William DrlgBs Heard the Shots and Later Heard a Mnn Groan- tnp nt Her Gate. FORT SCOTT. KAS., Jan. 10.-(Spec!al.) The officers here are very reticent to-day regarding tho shooting and holdups of night before last, but the opinion is gaining ground that John Kennedy, this afternoon arrested In Kansas City for com plicity in other crimes, and probably mys terious "Evans," so badly wanted In Kan sas City, wero the perpetrators of the daring deeds done here Sunday night. Mrs. William Briggs, who lives near Plaza, out a short distance from where the shooting took Place, heard the shots and savs thnr. shortly thereafter she heard men running and that one fell by her gate and lay there groaning for some time. Possibly Evans is the man wounded. Engineer Mead, who was himself badly hurt, is positive that he hit one of the bandits. JACK KENNEDY ARRESTED. . Charged With Complicity In the Ma comb Robbery nnd Hnatled Off to Mnnnflcld. Jack Kennedy, the famous "quail hunt er." was arrested yesterday morning by Officer James O'Malley in the barber shop of J. M. Harncr, at 1202 Grand avenue, for complicity In the Macomb robbery of Jan uary 3. Though Kennedy has been stroll ing about town ,for a day and a half at least, making no efforts to conceal his identity, the Pinkertons, on instructions from the Memphis road officials, got out flaming circulars announcing $500 reward for Kennedy's arrest. Kennedy was taken to Pinkerton-head quarters and placed in charge of city de tectives until late In the afternoon, when the Pinkertons got scent of efforts to have him released on a writ of habeas corpus. He was then bundled into a hack and taken to the Santa Fe depot at Twen-ty-econd and Grand avenue, where a spe cial Memphis train was waiting with Sher iff Klttrell, of Wright county, and a jus tice of the peace from Mansfield. A war rant was read to Kennedy and at S:30 o clock the special train left for Mans field wtlh Kennedy In charge of the sher iff, having succeeded ia evading the pro cesses of the court. "We did not believe that Kennedy would return so soon to Kansas City," said Pinkerton Agent N. W. Bush, yesterday. "I received a dslpatch yesterday from Mr. Schumacher at Mansfield, Instructing me to issue circulars offering a reward for Kennedy. Of course we would not have offered any reward if we had had the slightest idea that he was in this vcinlty. Our Information now Is that he returned to Kansas City jesterday or the day be fore and ne have learned that he was seen here Monday. I cannot discuss the evidence upon which we rely to convict Kennedy." How Ivenncdy Was Arrested. Jack Kennedy entered J. M. Horner's barber shop at 1202 Grand avenue about 10 o'clock to get shaved. Tho circular an nouncing a reward for his arrest had be come public property by that time. Tom Hanks, one of the barbers in the shop, told Kennedy of the reward. "I'd like to get that." said Hanks. "All right." replied Kennedy, jauntily. "As soon as I get shaved, we will get in a carriage and go to Marshal ChUes, set the $300 and 'split' It." A. Newberry, who runs a restaurant at 20S East Twelfth street, had also learned of the reward. He entered the barber shop, recognized Kennedy, and as soon as he had been shaved Newberry went out upon the street and informed Officer O'Malley, the first officer ho met. that Kennedy was in the barber shop. O'Malley placed Kennedy under arrest. He submitted without re sistance, and jokingly referred to the fact that It wasn't necessary to get out circulars for him. He was taken immediately to .Pinkerton headquarters, where he was kept in the strictest surveillance, no one being allowed to see him. President Washburn, of the Memphis, said last night that the reward was made in good faith, but would not say whether it would be paid or not. Pinkerton Agent Bush said the reward would be paid, but that legal complications would follow. A. Newberry, who turned Kennedy up, last night put in a legal claim for the en tire reward, the papers being served on .Mr. Bush by Attorney Ralph S. Latshaw.-' Jim Cole. Kennedy's erstwhile lawyer, said yesterday that Kennedy had returned from the Indian Territory only day be fore yesterday. He mado several fruitless efforts to see his former client and later tried to locate him. In order to secure a writ of habeas corpus. Mr. Blair denounc ed the arrest as a concocted conspiracy of the police and the detectives. All concerned In the arrest of Kennedy declared that they have no doubt they have the right man. An alleged confession by one of the men under arrest at Mansfied is, they declare, only one of tho links in the chain of evidence. Another Kansas City Man. One of the men under arrest at Mans field is Lou Nye, a former flagman for the Metropolitan in this city. He ia a brother-in-law of W. P. Buckner, deputy county marshal, and is alleged to have met Ken nedy .while tho latter was in jail. He went to the neighborhood of Macomb a few weeks ago. Kennedy left ostensibly for his ranch In Texas upon his release on bond In the Schumacher murder rose. The inevitable train robbery followed Kennedy's release, though this tlpie it was in"a sur prisingly dlstantJjart- of. thegtate., Record Breaking: Run, The special train bearing Sheriff Klttrell to Kansas City to secure Kennedy mado record-breaking time. It left Mansfield nt 12:13 yesterday afternoon and reached Kan sas City at 7 p. m. It made the run from Fort Scott. 99 miles, In 1 hour and 50 min utes, or 110 minutes. An evitfencp that the presence of Ken nedy In Kansas City was a great surprise to the Memphis and Pinkerton officials Is tho fact that hundreds of telegrams were sent out all over the country by Memphis officials containing descriptions of Kenne dy. These messages were sent to the rail road conductors as "far south as Virginia. SOLDIER DEATHS AT MANILA. Bert Cornctt and William H. Bash, of Kansas-Reslnient, Among the Victims. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. The following report of deaths has reached the war de partment from General Otis: January 11, Arthur Saunders, private, Company C, Fourteenth infantry, diphthe ria; January 13, Bert Cornett, private. Com pany F, Twentieth Kansas, smallpox; Jan uary 4, Harlan E. McVay, captain, medical department, typhoid fever; January 5, Har ry Archbold, private. Company M, First Montana, typhoid; Gilbert C. Perrlne, pri vate. Company D, Thirteenth Minnesota, smallpox: William H. Bash, private. Com pany F, Twentieth Kansas, smallpox; Lee K. Morse, sergeant. Company L. Second Oregon, gunshot wound, accidental; Janu ary 6, Charles Belser, sergeant. Company K. Fourth cavalry, dysentery. ANOTHER GILLETT AGENT. Fugitive Plunger's Brothcr-In-Law Coming o Confer With Creditors. FORT WORTH. TEX., Jan. 10 Charles Baumbaugh, brother-in-law of Grant G. Gillett, the absconding cattle king of Kan sas, reached here to-night from Mexico. He has been In consultation with Gillett with a view to adjusting matters with GUlett's creditors. Gillett is In Juarez, Mexico, across the river from El Paso, Tex., with his wife. He expects to return to the United States within thirty days, and says his complica tions will surelv be adjusted soon. It is said the report that Gillett took $300,000 to Mexico is untrue. Baumbaugh left to-night for Kansas City, where an attempt will be made to satisfy GUlett's creditora LIFE INSURANCE AN ASSET. Judge Shlras Decides It Is Sot Exempt in Cases of Voluntary Bankruptcy. DUBUQUE, IA., Jan. 10. In the federal court. Judge Shlras has decided that the life insurance of a voluntary bankrupt be comes an asset. Hugo Lange, a bankrupt, held his policy was exempt, and Referee Webster decided in his favor. An appeal was taken, the question being, 'Is an en dowment policy on the life of a voluntary bankrupt exempt from classification as an asset?" Judge Shlras considered the question of so much importance that ho" tl led a written opinion holding that the policy Is not exempt, and that a sum equal to Its cash value must be turned over to the trustee within thirty days or the pol icy shall become a listed asset. Kansas City Arrivals in Sew York. NEW YORK. Jan. 10 (Special.) Kansas City arrivals: Manhattan J. M. Coburn, A. Schooley. Astor C. M. Gilbert. R. E. Goodlett. F. Howard. St. Denis E. C. McKean. Holland C. F. Morse. Imperial J. T. Boone. Stuart A. F. Gordon. Grand Union H. R. King. Nctherland L. C. Krauthoff. A Point for Russell Sage. ALBANY, N. Y.. Jan. 10. The court of appeals to-day reversed the Judgment of $43,000 secured by William R. Laidlaw..Jr against Russell Sage and ordered another new trial. Laidlaw secured thte judgment on the ground that Sage had used him as a shield against the effects of an explo sion. " - HOOK LIKELY TO WIN. LeavenTrorth Mau Seems to Have the Inside Track for Foster's Pluce. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. (Special.) A considerable number of persons In Wash ington are turning expectant eyes toward Kansas these days to see whether Judge Foster will avail himself of tho privilege to retire from the bench or continue to hold his position for some time longer. The general understanding here Is that he will vacate the bench at an early day and thus enable the president to appoint his successor at once. Making due allowance for the strength of the numerous candidates for the place who are in the field, it Is generally believed that W. C Hook will be appointed. It is thought that Senator Baker s influence will be predominant, especially as National Committeeman Leland is also pledged to him. TOPEKA, KAN.. Jan. 10. Federal poli tics has cropped out among the Republican members ot the legislature alreauv. The friends of Judge A. H. Horton, led by Col onel J. II. Richards, of Fort Scott, ana Dave Mulvane, of Topeka, started out this morning to get signatures of legislators to a petition asking President McKm.'cy to ap point the ex-clilef justice as judge of the lederal court to succeed Judge Foster. The friends of W. C. Hook, the other leading candidate, heard of tho move and promptly took steps to checkmate it. They did not get up a Hook petition, but quietly urged tho members not to sign a petition for anyone. Pete Foley, of Parsons, de clared to-night that fully two-thirds of the members had signed the 'Horton petition, but a Hook man standing near disputed the claim and offered to bet money that he could not produce the petition with the signatures of a majority ot the members on It. Whether Foley was bluffing in the first Instance or whether he did not care to let the Hookites know what names his side had is not known, but he did not take up the wager. It is believed among the leaders to-night that President McKlnley will soon indicate whom he Intends to appoint. All of tho judges and eighty of the lead ing lawyers In Kansas City. Mo., sent a message to President McKinley to-day in dorsing Horton. While they are In a dif ferent state, they told tho president that the interests of Kansas City and Kansas were identical, ond that a large percent age of the federal court business in Kansas originates In Kansas City. FOR A ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION. Yesterday's Conference Decided TJpon Celebrating Centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. ST. LOUIS, MO., Jan. 10. At a conference held here to-day It was decided by a unanimous vote that St. Louis be chosen as the place for holding the world's far in the winter of 1D03 to celebrate the Louisi ana purchase. Fourteen states and terri tories of the seventeen In tho Louisiana purchase district were represented, those not represented being Washington, Idaho and Indian Territory. There were ninety four representatives. It was then decided to appoint an execu tive committee of three members from each state In the purchase district to effect permanent organization at once and pro ceed to start operations for the fair. James Cox, of St. Louis, was appointed perma nent secretary. i The convention then adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, when the members of the. executive committee will be announced, left over; business finished and final adjournment -talcfcii. , A banquet was" held to-nlgbt at the Southern hotel at which 307 covers were laid. STORM ON PACIFIC COAST. Wind, Rain and Snow Do Some Dam age nnd Mnch Good In California. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., Jan. 10. The worst storm in years raged on this coast to-day. All day long a strong wind, ac companied by rain, hampered business. A heavy snow is falling in the mountains. Telegraph and telephone wires were pros trated in many sections and railroad and steamboat travel was Interrupted. THe damage to shipping interests, however, was light, owing to the preparations of shipping owners who had been warned of the ap proaching storm by Forecaster Hammond. The storm has not yet tired Itself out and a great blow is reported to be approach ing. The rain of the present storm is worth $1,000,000 to this state, as it insures good crops of grain and fruits for this year. DINGLEY ISJ0 WORSE. The Maine Congressman Is Still Hov ering Betivccn Life nnd Death. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10,-No material change has been reported in the condition of Representative DIngley today. He has been a trifle more comfortable and there has been a very slight abatement of the nervousness which was so severe yester day. About the best that can be said is that he is not appreciably worse. At 10 o'clock to-night one of his sons made the following statement: "Mr. Dingley is holding his own and rest ing quietly. Pulse good. Doctors expressed themselves more hopeful." Union Pacific Rcorgnnizntlon. NEW YORK. Jan. 10. Judge Wheeler, In tho United States circuit court to-day, is sued an order sustaining the demurrer en tered in tho suit brought by George L. Venner, against Louis Fitzgerald and other members of the reorganization committee of the Union Pacific Railway Company. To Look for Traces of Andree. COPENHAGEN. Jan. 10. A traveler named Daniel Bruun Is organizing an expe dition to start the coming summer In search of traces of Professor Andree, in Eastern Greenland. BRIEF BITS OF SEWS. F. E. Davis and J. E. Elwell have been designated as members of the civil service board at Ottawa, Kas. Grip Is epidemic at Arkansas City. There are over 100 cases In the city and four deaths occurred yesterday. Miss Mamie B. Pigg, of Wichita, Kas.. has been appointed a teacher in the Indian school at Fort Totten, N. D. Harrv L. Grant, a young farmer living near Kewanee. III., yesterday eloped with Miss Mary Franklie of St. Joseph. Mo. T- . T TT1 1 n .net ma of a a, ,? .....l. . I. T.. committer suicide yesterday by tak ing morphine. No cause is known for th deed. The men who committed the daring rob bery In the Burke hotel. Fort Scott, last Saturday night, have not yet been cap tured. Richard Mills, near Higbee. Mo., ended his life last night with a bullet. Love troubles are thought to have been the cause. - According to the Berlin correspondent of the London Daily News, an interesting event Is expected in the Russian family next May. John Lyons, formerly a wealthy merchant of Everest. Kas.. who has been in search of health for the past few years, died yester day at Phoenix, A. T. The postofflce department has renewed the lease from Mary J. Carder, for the postofflce at Arkansas City, Kas., for a term of five years at $400 per annum. The Modern Woodmen, of Harvey coun tv, Kas., have elected George Schell. of jfewton, and" Chris Oltmanns. of Halstead, delegates to the state camp In February. The Modern Woodmen of America con vention at Marion. Kas., yesterday, elected H. R. Van Nest, of Peabody, delegate trcm Marlon county to the state camp, at To peka, in February. General John M. Palmer, ex-United States senator from Illinois and candidate for ths presidency on the National Democratic ticket in 1S96. has lost the use of one eye. and the family fear that he will become totally blind. TEN ROUNDS THE SAILOR KSOCKS OCT THE BOY FROM. INDIANA. PLAYED ON M'COY'S WIND "KID" LANDS AT WILL, BUT BLOWS LACK STEAM. BRAWN AGAINST SCIENCE BETTING FAVORS SHARKEY AT END OF SIXTH ROCSD. A Left Hand Swing on the Seek Did the "Work, bat Sharkey Clinched Matters With a Right Swing After McCoy 'Was Count ed Oat The Fight by Rounds. LENOX ATHLETIC CLUB, NEW YORK, Jan. 10. Tom Sharkey, the American sailor, stands to-night the only heavyweight pos sibility for championship honors and the title now held by Bob Fltzslmmons. He whipped Kid McCoy good and hard in the tenth round of what was to have been -a twenty round battle, and by so doing, the Irish-American pugilist forged his way so positively and undeniably to the front rank that Fitzsimmons must now consider the sailor-pugilist's claim without delay. Sharkey to-night was a revelation to those who saw him a couple of years ago. His ring work and generalship are all so vastly superior to his exhibitions when he first came to the East as a fighter that the Improvement is almost Incredible. Great bunches of muscle with unlimited confidence and a cool head are the quali fications which have enabled Sharkey to fight his way to the front rank of heavy weight pugilists and no one, not even Mc Coy, who suffered defeat at his hands to night, denies the full measure of praise that Is due to the Irishman. McCoy's marvelous footwork and that long, left jab with which he has put so many of his opponents to sleep, are two factors in his makeup that must always appeal to lovers of the fistic art. He used every artifice known to the advanced school sof pugiUsm in his contest-to-night,"" and his defeat must not be attributed to any lack of close study on his part of -every trick in the boxing game. Many of his friends feel to-night that he ought to havo gone up against smaller game than Sharkey. When McCoy sent Sharkey twice to the floor In the third round to-night no one doubted the Kid's ability to hit hard and many thought that he had Sharkey at his mercy. This idea was soon dispelled when the Irishman began to get to his man. Ringside Incidents. When the doors of the Lenox Athletic Club were thrown open to-night, the en trance was well guarded by policemen. From 6 o'clock the streets in the vicinity of the club were patrolled by a force of blue coats, and the people who had booked their seats in advance had no trouble In gaining admittance to the clubhouse building. Cordons of policemen were stationed in the vicinity of the clubhouse and Chief of Police Devery and his subordinates were busily engaged throughout the evening In keeping the crowd in subjection. By 7:10 o'clock. there were 5.000 people In the house and the turnstiles were click ing merrily, so that by 8 o'clock the at tendance was nearly as many thousand as tho hours Indicated. Tho boxes and seats In the vicinity of the ring were filled up by 8 o'clock, and to look, at the gathering of sports one would think that all who are Interested In winter racing In New Orleans had by some mag ical force been shipped suddenly to Goth am. Bookmakers, headed by "Joe" Ven dig, made the welkin ring with their shouts of "I'll bet a thousand to nine hundred on McCoy," "Cornel on with your money, the Kid must win," "Coma on with your money." Many bets were booked at these odds and then the Sharkey money which hove In sight forced the layers of odds to offer nothing better than even money. "Can McCoy win?" was tho question which went the rounds of the boxes and the answer to this question was, "Even money If the fight is on the level." "Sharkey can do the Kid, but let us know how they are going to fight." In reply to this It was generally circulat ed that there had been no meeting of the principals, their managers nor the referee, Tim Hurst, this afternoon, and the latter would use his best judgment In deciding when and where a clinch occurred in the face ot the articles of agreement which contained two, tho eighth and thirteenth, which seemed to nullify each other. In the first of the two preliminary con tests, Isadoro Straus, of Philadelphia, won from Kid Carter, an overgrown juvenile, who halls from Brooklyn. They were scheduled to fight ten rounds at catch wejghts. Ca?ter was the heavier by at least five pounds. Straus was always up to his man' and had all the better of the bout when. In the sixth round. Carter tried to wring his opponent's neck. Referee White stopped the bout and awarded the fight to 8traus, on a very palpable foul. Time of round, 1:36. Kid Broad, of Cleveland, and Frank Patterson, of Brooklyn, were the partici pants In the "scrap" that was put' on as the second preliminary to the big bout. These lads met for a ten round go at 121 pounds and pummeled each other in any ' thing but a friendly manner. Patterson was by far the more scientfile and held a commanding lead until the ninth round, when Broad sent his left to the face and swung his right on the Jaw, staggering Patterson just at the gong. The lead that Patterson had found In the pre vious rounds stood him in good stead and when- the lads came up for the tenth and last round Patterson was very spry. 'He more than held his own la the last round McCOY AND SHARKEY IN THE RING. and was declared the winner by Referee White. The Mnln Event. Sharkey and McCoy entered the ring simultaneously, at 10:20 o'clock. Both wore bath robes. Sharkey's was of a dark brown color; and McCoy's was almost white. McCoy's seconds are Doc Payne, Con Reilly, Frank Erne; timekeeper, Nate Fenton ot Buffalo. Tom's seconds are Tom O'Rourke, Tommy Ryan, of Syracuse, George Dixon and Jack Dougherty; time keeper. Professor Tim DeForrest. Sharkey's weight was 172 and McCoy's 13S pounds. "McCoy wore white running trunks with a belt with the stars and stripes. Tom wore green trunks with a belt of American colors. They shook hands at 10:10 o'clock. Round 1 They fiddled. McCoy tried a left for the wind but missed. Tom scoring a left over the kidneys. Both men were care ful. McCoy tried a left hook for the head, landing lightly. Tom uppercut with a right on the chest. McCoy made a half circle of the ring and then caught on the stomach. Sharkey did not reply. McCoy sent left to stomach and brought it up to the face. Sharkey hooked a light right to the ribs. Both men were sparring at the gong. McCoy's round. Round 2 McCoy sidestepped to the left for a half circle of the ring and, let his left go, landing lightly on the face. Tom stepped back and McCoy ran close to him. Two of McCoy's reaches for his man were futile, but he caught Tom on the ropes and caught a light left on the nose. Tom came to the center of the ring and tried left and right without effect and again the Kid strtpstermed and evaded Tom's attempts for a left hook or swing very cleverly. Mc Coy put a light left on Toms face when near the'ropes on the west end of the ring and Sharkey sent a hard left hook to ribs just as ,the gohg .sounded. - Bound.3r-Tom tried to force matters and McCoy "at close quarters sent a left to the ear and ducked away from a left swing. Each sent lefts to the head at close quar ters with little effect, and McCoy's foot work puzzled Tom. who could not land un til McCoy stopped after getting a left on the breast. Tom then sent his left to the neck and McCoy jabbed a hard left on the nose. Tills seemed to annoy Tom. who was unused to such quick foot work, and McCoy lilt his opponent with another quick jab on the nose. Twice around the ring McCoy side stepped, and at each step forced his left jab, landing lightly. Sud denly tho Kid stood rigid and sent his right to the face, repealing the blow within two seconds so hard that Tom fell to the floor. He Jumped up like a rubber ball, rebound ing, and again he fell to tho floor. The bell found them sparring. Round 4 McCoy's foot work was marvel ous. He cut out the pace and Sharkey could not reach Mm through the Kid's clever sidestepping. Once In a while Mc Coy would stop and send that long left to the body or head. Tom tried all sorts of dodges to bring his man to him. but the Kid sidestepped ail the time and Tom's swings found the air. Sharkey rushed and tried for the body, but the Kid side stepped again and sent two hard lefts to the face. These blows stung Tom. but the latter stuck his tongue out. as much as to say, "Those don't count; hit heavier." Round 5 McCoy rushed across the ring and the men clinched In Sharkey's corner. Sharkey tried left and right swings, but the Kid dodged cleverly. Tom tried left and right again, but the Kid dodged away from him. Tom crossed the ring and caught McCoy in the neiriral corner, sending left to stomach and right on the ear. McCoy countered heavily with right on head. Tom kept rushing Ineffectually, and once he caught McCoy on the ropes and tried to land a left hook, but McCoy rebounded from the ropes like a rubber ball, and Tom sent his left to the right ribs, only landing a glancing blow. Both men were fresh at the end of the round. Round 6 Sharkey on the aggressive: Mc Coy very wary and using his feet to advantage. Tom caught him sidestepping, landing a left hook low on the body and another on the ribs close to the heart. McCoy jabbed left to face and body, but failed to dodge a left hook from Tom. which caught him on the neck under the ear. Tom kept on tho aggressive and caught McCoy on the ropes without gaining any thing. Tom caught McCoy In the corner and gave him two lefts in the face. Mc Coy jumped to the middle of the ring, and sidestepped, but Tom hooked his left and sent his right across to the head, but they were glancing blows. At this stage of ;he game there was betting 300 even Tom would knock McCoy out. Round 7 Both blocked cleverly for half a minute. Tom swinging left for head.. McCoy blocked the blows with his elbow and sidestepped out of harm's way. Two clinches followed, in which the referee had to go between the men to separate them. Coming together at close quarters McCoy got his left to the wind, and McCoy landed his right on the head. Leading and block ing cleverly on both sides was then the order, and McCoy succeeded In landing a left hook on Tom's right eye. raising a mouse over the cheekbone. Both men were fresh when the gong sounded. Round 8 They rushed to a clinch with nothing doing. McCoy sent a left swing to the head, Tom uppercutting with left to the head. Sparring continued without any in jury to either and then Tom shouted "I'm tired." The Kid led a beautiful left for tho head, but Tom twisted away round, bring ing his left to tho ribs. In a j-ush Tom played for the body. landing his left 7cem ingly lew and McCoy dropped to the floor of the ring, where he wriggled for eight seconds. It looked as if McCoy were down about twelve seconds, but the referee's count was only eight seconds. McCoy came up again seemingly uninjured and finished the round sparring. Round 9 McCoy opened with a left on the Jaw and Tom replied with left and right on the head, forcing the Kid all over the ring. Tom forced the fighting into his own corner, whero he got McCoy with a terri ble left on the stomach, sending a pall of water all over Tim Sullivan, who was sit ting in a box. McCoy recuperated quickly, but got another welt in the wind, which forced him to the ropes. Then Tom forced the fighting and landed half a dozen nard lefts on the breast and stomach as McCoy was trying to get away to the left. This was Tom's round by long-odds. Round 10 The Kid kept skipping to the right and ran Into a clinch, where he held Tom. without a blow being struck. Sharkey . taking the advice of bis chief second. Tom O'Rourke. played for the body, but McCoy effectually guarded himself. Then Tom turned his attention to the body and landed on the ribs with his left, forcing McCoy. Then Sharkey turned his attention to the upper works, with McCoy sprinting to tho right, wiftt Sharkey having a decided ad vantage. The Sailor- let fljbotn -left and right, landing on the-body-and forcing-McCoy to tho east end of-the ring? close to the cen ter upright. McCoy faltered and Tom, caught him with a left swing on the neck. McCoy fell to the floor of the ring with hta head hanging over the lowest of the three ropes looking Imploringly around. The Kid lay there .helplessly while the referee counted ten seconds, after which he strug gled to his feet and Sharkejnot knowing" that tho limit had expired, rushed at him. once more, this time swinging his right on the neck just below the jaw, McCoy falling again. Then McCoy seemed to be In a helptsa condition, but the referee. Tim Hurst, did not trouble himself in counting seconds, bufwaved his right hand to Sharkey to retire to his corner, saying at the same time. "I counted McCoy out on the other fall: you've won." McCoy struggled to his feet and stag gered to his corner, where his econd" were already awaiting him. and the.v placed him on the stool, while Sharkey's adherents almost smothered him with em braces and congratulations. Time of round, 1 minute and 13 seconds. LOCAL FIGHT TALK. Poolrooms Divided About ?2,00O and! Broke Very Nearly Even. The poolrooms presented an animated scene last night and long before the hour scheduled for the fight had arrived they were a seething mass of human beings, and those who were close to the booking desk were unable to leave: The time previous to the fight was taken up with many good natured jests and many bets of cigars and drinks were made on the result- By lOo'clock the-Tom. was flUdtz with clouds of "tobacco smoke and"" It was difficult to see the blackboard across the room. The local Interest In the fight as a bet ting proposition did not become manifest until yesterday afternoon, when two bets. of $100 even were laid on McCoy and several minor amounts on the sauor. After 6 o'clock money commenced to spring up and the bookies were kept busy recording the bets as the adherents of tha principals dictated. The ruling odds wero 10 to 9 on McCoy, but they were finally chanced to even money as the preponder ance of Sharkey admirers multiplied. About $2,000 was wagered and the poolrooms broke aDout even. Sharkey's Record. The following are dates.opponents.rounda fought, results and place ot battle: April, ISM. Jack Langley, eight rounds; knockout: Honolulu. Mav. lSJi.Rough Thompson; three rounds; knockout; Honolulu. May, 1S94. Rough Thompson; one round; knockout: Honolulu. June. ISM. Nick Burley; eight rounds; knockout; Honolulu. July. 1S94. George Washington; two rounds: knockout: Honolulu. July. ISM. Billy Tate; four rounds; knock out: Honolulu. August. ISM. Sailor Brown; two rounds; knockout; Valejo. Cal. August. ISM. Nick MuMhlll; twenty rounds; : San Francisco. April 16. 1S?6. Joe Choynskl; eight rounds; won: San Francisco. 1SP6. Jim Williams; , won- , June 2S, 1S36. James J. Corbett; four rounds; draw: San Francisco. August 23, 1S36. John L. Sullivan: tnrea TOMSHARKET. rounds; no decision :Maaison tiquare.-N. Y December 2. lsJW. Bob-Fitzsimmons; eight rounds; won foul; San Francisco. June 9. 1S37.. Peter Mahexuseven rounds; draw: Palace Athletic ClubNew .York November 1. 1SD7 Joe Goddard: six rounds: won: San Francisco. March 11. IsflS.Joe Choynskl;. eight rounds; draw: San Francisco. May 6. 1S3S-. Jim Jeffries rtwenty rounds; lost; San Francisco. June 2), 1S9S, Gus Ruhlln. one round; knockout: New York. November 26. 18!3, James J. Corbett; nino rounds; won foul: New York January 10. lKtt. "Kid" McCoy; tea rounds; won; New York. FITZSiMM0NBLATHER. The Champion Says He will Fight Sailor Sharkey In Three Weeks. CLEVELAND. O., Jan. 10. Bob Fitzsim mons declares he will fight Sharkey within any time after three weeks from to-night provided the-latter-will' put up'a side, bet of $10,000. "I have always said I never would have anything to do with him again."" declared Fitzsimmons. "I licked him fairly In San Francisco, and then was robbed ot my money. Just let him cover my forfeit of $2,000 that Is with a New York newspaper, put up a side bet of $10,000 and I will make a match with him uny;day. I will lick him to a finish, you can b'et on that. 1 have hira now just where I want him." The champion admitted 'that Sharkey was a better man than when he fought htm In San Francisco, but said he would have little-trouble In putting him out.