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THE KANSAS CITY JOUHXAL, MOXDAY, JANUARY 31, 1898.
AKSOR STBIKES OUT.
coikct wmi cmrie.o clib ux-
I'lltlls 'IO-D VI.
WHAT OF OLD HAN'S FUTURE?
to niicis it
Fnnnlnc: itt llir t.rnnelrM I'iKiire- In the
AntinlM eif Ilnfteluill Milrli ptfii-
llltifin n tn llix Future'
Captain A'lrinn C. Anon, Hie mm ho
lencms more about 1iT-elu!l than tan lie
put into i hook, who has vnntteil the
lior". huif inoro limes than can Iks counted
In u. 1if tunc, nho has liecn ch iMnsr around
the eii..meinl ai.d nhu-nns umpires for more
than 1 ijmrtcr of a rentuij, will b" out
of tho game to-nlsht when the clock &trikea
Hi- ton-jeir contract with the- Chicago
I i-o ill club cxrIn, January SI, and the
1-itcs .iy that his rarceraa.bacbill plny
fr will re-eeh a. I111M1 at the nma time,
i-d1- the t'lilcajm 'I imos-Hcrald
1 this to bo beciu o lour I'nclc Is Ket
liiiK too ol! to plij bill? 1'orisli the
i dough!' Is it true that th" 'Old Man"
lias Rrown tired of the Krt.it national
Enine' A I nurd and ridiculous idea Has
it tome to p-ifs that the I Id by Is FcekinR
for pastur.iRe anions another elroe of colts
than the one ho has been running with so
lone, ITejiostcrous AVh, then, in the
name of the f,re.it and glorious army of
fans and rooters. mut Old Ane be called
out Just when he is getting ready to make
a home run'
Ai-k AI SpaldiiiK, who played ball witli
1 in It Adri in when ener the fence was out
find who was president of the Chicago club
In fore Jim JIart got in. t;o to Jim Hart,
who sits at i deck in the fifteenth storj of
the JrVher building and tries to corner all
the good placrs in the country for Chica
go Ak them nil kinds of questions and
jna!- the most you tan out of their re
plies, but don't go near the ice wagon
unlets you want to be run ener.
A n Mm ItefusfK ti Tnlk.
After a man Ins been lining 'cm out for
twenty-lite or thiity years it might bo
forty, just ns well lie can't be blamed if
lie halts to take .1 j-eat on the bench with
the rtsene plaxers or w.iteh the fun from
the ble.it hers, lie would be as indifferent
its a Chinese idol if he did not feel just a.
trifio sore under such clrcumt.inces May be
Your I'ncle Anst doesn't feel that way.
5Iabe he Is satislied with the looks of
things just as lie has been s-itlstled for
well, mike It twcnt-tie years. Who
Itnows what he Iihr up his -leeC He may
be pre paring io strike the hardest lick in
his HO instead of taking off his uniform.
"1 shall not discuss the matter at this
time." said Captain Anson last evening
whtn asked whether the expiration of his
lontrait with the Chicago club meant his
retirement from the Ui imond. The only
person who can sny anything is Mr. Spald
ing He is the one who knows what is
going to happen."
"If your contract Is not renewed, hive
jou any plans for the future?"
"This Is not the time to talk about my
plans. ' said the icteran bill player. "It
villi be time enough when my contract does
run out. I doubt very much whether I
could answer the question right off the bat
rn then. Walt until the proper time ar
tives and then I may be able to reply more
tlearlj 1 siy now. Just as I hae said to
inanj others that I shall not disc nss my
relations with the club, or what those re
lations may be."
Did you eer hear Yerir Uncle settle n.
jiolnt with an umpire' Did you eer hear
Iilm send .1 colt off the grass? Did you ever
notice the cie with which he stops a hot
liner .it lirst base? Well when lour Uncle
makes up his mind that be will not talk
lie generally succeeds as well as he docs
when he insists upon talking to an um
pire. He Is willing that the cranks who
lije both cheered and gibed him should
Iklss forty-eight hours of feverish ansJety
over his future. He will not cross any
bridge until he gets to it.
Ilnrt Ik IMplimintlc.
President Hart was very diplomatic. He
has been in training as a diplomat, for that
matter ever since he became the head of
the Chicago club and began the task ot
keeping up the supply or colt. He was not
discussing C.iptain Anson's future. Cap
tain Anson knew what he was going to do
nfter Januarv 31 b"tter than anybody else.
Of course I'roident Han had all he cared
to do looking for good ball players for the
is taken for granted by all biseball
ct thutlists that Anson Is to go. Many of
th ni profess to have known all the tim
since the close of last season that Ciptiln
Aiihoi was going to leave off his cPYrn
to capture another pennant for Chicgo
Tiny sav that Anon was nadv to .uit
then I ut could not consistently sever nis
connection with the club until his can'ract
evpired Hut they will have to wait until
the morning ot l'ebruary 1 to know the.
If Vour Uncle does quit, his quitting will
lv the falling of the list leaf of the ol I
lensu tree Of more than 100 biseb ill
p'avers who' made up the teams in ISM.
the first vear of the Xillonal League, he
nli-nc i bit a'l active player In tin major
irr.fcsdon National I.eigue teams have
mnn thin 201 pbivcrs. every one of whom
has me into professionalism Ince he be
came fimnub as a member of the old Chi
cago White Stockings In the Centennial
year No wonder lie f caueei uiu .Man
nrd "Pop An'on. But he lMi't old. He
fieh something like Tennyson's brook
He could just go on forever playing ball.
Ill nrrer nt tlic lint.
11 is gene'r illv agreed tint Anon was nt
one time the greatest b iseball lender the
world has known. It has also been said bv
many good judges of the game th it Anson
w.s alvvavs lucky. Tliev base this stite
inent on the fnct thit all through hU ca
leer he has been able to L'et bold of seme
of the greatest players that ever set foot
111 a dlimond.
It Is .m Indl-putahle fact that the Chicago
trim ome hid the grandest aggregation of
pi iver It would be possible to Eet together.
Il- stonewall Infield, compose d of William
son Hams, pfeffer ami Anson was easilv
tbe tmrvel of baseball historv It simply
liad no equal or anything that could begin
to at uru i. h it.
tw.i w ik norn about 3S32. and In his en
tire oner his lnd onlv three positions on
bisti., te ims That Is a remarkable rec
ord f . r M man who bis been in the gime
en i i lure time lie was born In Mirha!!
towi 't tthcro his paients still live. He
1 of i-nsIKh descent, although It Ins nl-
was i. n ,-i iimed that he had hmeiii-h
blood 1" bis veins Ho comes of a familv
that lo 1 snort -is much as anvth.rg ind
liasel ill wns .ilimit the tlrst sport that An
son kn vv invthlnn about
He 1m t. nl Is profsonil career with the
J orest itv . mil of Knekford The teams
were not bindeel into leegues as at the
present time but plaved independentlv
when mil wli-1 thev could get game? He
was tlnn known one of the best plavcrs
In the liusii ess and bis f-ime iprei to
the Kist The following soason he was
j-!ven a flatte-rlnF offer bv the man igericnt
of the Athle ti. of l'hliadclphli. am! ac-ecpte-d
It He pined with lint aggregation
uniil ISTd when lie came to this cllv. He
has been here ever Mine
When Anson vv i with the noekford"am
Ami rr-t fur tired mothers in a warm llh
TTlthfiTiii a r-.ivr.ani'asinglcaiiilian
or 1 1 TH I n (o.nUnent . the great skin cte.
t mil kk KEJirj.ir-s alTorel iiislaiit rejf.
and iKinttoafedv cure of tnrturing.ls-fisuriiip.hiimil.itiiic.itehins.btiniins.blia-ing.
crusted, seal? kin and filp hunts,
w ilh lns of hair, when all else fail.
Cnr sl, IT, p. Ul"" in.n"iv
niilll OOTID "1 "" 1uli','7
Olvln OunLr cuticuu. sum
his position was not fixed, faomet'mes he
plaved third base anil again went into the
Held He was regarded as a good m in in
either position He was also .1 general util
Ilv man when with the Athletics, of Phil
adelphia, for during the four vcars he was
with that team he plived third bise right
Held, ind alo did some of the catching for
the team He Idled caeli ol the positions
with cqu.il grace ind else When the Chi
tio team secured Anson s -ervlces he was
regarded as ore of the best third basemen
and it was as a. third baseman that the
Chieagos got him.
e; relit Ilecord In 1S7.
Regular positions on a ball team in those
diys were not common and Anson was
shifted about a gieat deal the lirst two
yejr lie plaved here In 1S7S he plivt.il
second base and left Held, and it was not
until ls71 tint Me was placed on iirst bise.
i position he had tilled ever since, with
lh exception of the time he did some
e itehn g for the Colls, hist sea on He was
one of the partv of Athletics that went to
Kngland in 1S74 and in the cricket inntrh
igiinst the All-lrolfnd eleven. Anson hid
the honor of making the highest score He
ha" always been known as a great match
nnn with tne stick No ball player ever
had the average made by Anson in 1STS
His mark then was 4ri? almost an cquiv.i-'
lent to a hit every time at bit
Hveu in lite years, when his eve could
lnrdlv h ive lieen as Veen as in earlier dav s
his batting did not drop off much In 1sm)
he was sciond in the league Ii-t. lid agiln
in IsSl and was again s,tond in 1SS.' His
lidding about tint time w is well-nigh per
fect. In 167). 1SS0 and 1SS1 he easily led all
the fielders of the leagui
Anson's chief elnr leteristle is his rough
minner. He is not generallv liked bv other
bill plijers for the season he showed so
little merey with the stern discipline he
miintalreel at all Jimes. He was more
feared than loved
To those who know- him well he shows
mam lovable qualities. He is essrntiallv a
family mm. and likes nothing belter thin
to entertain his friends around his boird
Would lttncIi tin 'leip.
He Is an evtravagint liver. Selfmade in
all that the term implies. It has been s ml
of him that if he had entered some other
business he could easily have reached the
ton round of the lidib r He eloes not krow
what failure means. He has indomitable
pluck nnd courage. He never thought a
bill game elceieied until tile last man h id
been retired. If liehind he was always
hopeful that a rally would win for him If
in the lead he was ever striving to get
his men to try for a bigger advantage. One
of his strong points was the manner in
which he took ten ise and practice. II"
tould tire out a whole team of youngsters
It has been aid of him that he frequentlv
made his men play their gimes in the
morning. Other captains regird h ird work
In the morning as too exhausting when a
1 nrd game is to be pi lycd in the aftenieion.
There always h is been great di-cussion as
to the reason of Anson's greatness as a ball
player. Pome have claimed he his alvvavs
been Iuckv to get the great pla.ers he did
earlv in his career, and thus establish .i
reputation he has sometimes failed to justl
fv later. Others claim he is the gre itest of
all generals in the held nnd a great h ill
play er. There has been perhaps more dis
cussion on tint point alone than on any
other that ever eame up in biseball.
Anson was always a great believer in
tricks, and likes pi lyers to resort to strate
gy of the cle in, honest kind to help them
win games He leirned much of this from
poor old "Mike" Kellv, who was probab'v
the trickiest man that ever wore a spiked
shoe. Kellv was the inventor of more tricks
to rattle the opposition than all other pliv
ers put together, although Anson will have
to be given the credit for having put a lot
of new things into baseball.
GOSSIP OF JHE BOXERS.
Oscar fSarelncr Vlaj lie Mntt'licd to
Meet Hilly O'Donnell. ot
Oscar Gardner, the featherweight of
Kansas City, will probably be matcheel to
meet Hilly O'Donnell, of Memphis, in a
twenty-round bout at tho Tranklin Ath
letic Club, of New- Britain, Conn., next
month. These two boxers are very evcnlv
matched, and, as they hive fought the bet
featherweights in this country, they should
be able to furnish a rattling good bout.
Both boys have accepted the tertms offercil
by the club and will lose no time in signing
"Spike" Sullivan, the Boston fighter, who
has just returned from Englind, is a
shrewd maniger of his own affairs. One
day Sullivan was telling of his bank ac
count when Charley V hitc, tho well known
trainer, broke into the conversation with
this Joking remark:
"'Spike,' I'd like to be your maniger.
Now, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll mike
all your matches, ghe all the purse money
to you thnt you win, and half what I make
in bets on the side. How's that? '
"Well." replied Sullivan, "I'll tell yer
what I'll do wld yer. Charley. If you 11
give me all yez mike In bets on the side,
till the purse money, an' pays me llvin' ex
penses, yer kin manage me as much as yer
please. If it's glory yer after. It's the
chanco of yer life."
Sullivan has alwavs been his own man
iger and Is a rare exception to the rule in
Charlie White ays that he has received
three offers for a bout between Casper Leon
and Jlmmle Barry. The best of the three
for Leon is an offer of v00 to box six
rounds before a Chicago club As the New
Yorker would have to concede weight to
tie Chicagoin, the shorter journev would
,b preferable to one of fifteen or twenty
rounds. Leon is a very fat lid for any
thing under ten rounds at l(i pounds, and
it is not to Ms discredit that he fills to
retiin his strength for twentv rounds
agiinst men who arc five, ten and fifteen
poinds heavier. Weight means far more
to a little m in like Leon than to any of
tho men in the heavier classes.
Sfcve O'Donnell has parted from Billv
Macden. who is now devoting his time to
Buhln and Goff. O Donnell mav now prove
to bi a winner. "O Donnell." s-ii, a veter
an of the ring. Ms a verv pretty lwxer,
but le suffere from stagi fright on enter
ing a ring hefoie a crowd I venture to
say tlat many of the men who have knock
eel rin out would hive been put to sleep
in thr turn had the bouts been continued
to a second knockout. Steve Is one ot
the l.lid that requires a warming-up gal
lop JoiinJ. Quinn manager of Peter Maher,
has rcQlved a letter from Manager Canii'v'
of the Washington iD C.) Athletic Club.
asking f Maher would meet Mike Brenn in
in a llmted-round glove contest before the
club jut mined The percentage of the
receipts offered Is large, and the hill or
clubrous- will hold live) persons, according
,0, t.ar."Q q "-tnteincnt tjulnn at ome re
p led :ha Maher will accept the offer pro
viding tlv loser's end is not big. If the
loser has o have loo much Maher will not
Jimmv iurphv, a fe itherweight boxer
of Chiiago who hid an idea that he could
beat Georg. Keivvin. but who discovered
Ins niistak. after Kern in had almost
knocked liin out in the fourth round ot
til? .six-rouid contest at Chicago on rim
u:.la nlghtu week ago. will make anothe
effort to lovyr Kerwins colors when thev
meet igjin in a six-round bout at the
Chicago Athetlc Assccntion on February
Is Murphy 10 doubt will be beaten agiln
m Kerwln ai the litter outel issCs him In
science and foxing power. 'I hey are to
box foi a pur4 of S3i)
After "Pedl ir' Palmer's mitch with Dive
Sullivan at tit Nation il Sporting Club
London last Cctolier. In found that he
had injured hi. hands so stvercl that
for a. time it nas doubtful whether he
would be able t) use them ngaln in the
r'l.g The unpei Joint ot the thumb of
the left hand when it joins the wrist
was displaced thre was also a dlsplae e
ment of the tendens of the thumb ot the
rirfht ham!. The- injuries mule it im
ni)sible for Palme- to tike any form of
hexing pi.utice. Under a physician s treat
ment however the swelling disippeared
The bones were sPt in their light pines
nrd Palmer 1ms been nractlcahv cured
He is now able to punch the bag for live
minutes without much lnconvenienee.
George Livlgne challenged Tommj Rvin
B.in promptlv announced his willingness
to light Livigne and the Sigin.iw Knl
re-tired from the controvtrsv in a way thit
slows he wants no in itch with the Sv-r-ciisn
welterweight. The offer to tight
Bvin was probiblv an advertising dodge
for 1 ivigne seems to have joined the cheap
. lor pugilist erovvd now consisting of
Fitzsimmons, Corbett and McCoy
Freel I.nke Vln fin tn I niT.
New Yoik. Jan . Catcher Lake.
Boston who was tr.ideel to Svraeuse list
fall refuse,! to sgn with the minor league
team He cl ilms that Boston cannot
transfer 1 im without bis consent and will
go to 1 ivv if necessnrv to defend this prin
ciple The Bean Town efileiils are not
losing anv sleep over the matter as thev
elieim the entire ease now rests with Syra
eiise If laike c irries out his threat and
carries the ease Into court the right of a
club to dispose ot a plivcr without his
consent will probably be denied.
Dundee luli'n Weekly Heill.
Fncss tarried off the 1 onor- in the week
ly tr.edil roll of the Dundee ISowlin C lab.
held on the Armory hall alleys yi-sterda..
Sink's, spares xoiais
Fries, 5 12 4'S
Zimmerman " 12 i-l
I.'cger 1 12 S3'.
Harvey ' ' -
..tzlei ' J"
Heycr 1 ID l"si
C Vcgel i ) S-7
Wirters 3 V Tki
A. ogel ! t, 1".
J. Vogel ! .
ays torliilt In Vnt In Ills (lass.
Detroit Mieh, Jan TO ritzsimmops anil
Jull ill deelineel to consider Corhttt s !in d
challenge to dav. Consldine ot tills i n
who hid undertaken to have the tight
pulled off for a purse of W 000. held an in
terview with Julian and Piiz with repre
sentatives of the press as witness, s The
latter de. land th it Corbet t w is no longer
in ritzsimmor.s i li-, and would not be
until he had whipped Mailer
Vlurpliv Knocks Out VI cC niinliiml.
Gnss Valley, Cal Jan .W In three
rounds before the Gnss V illev Athletic
Club Dan Murphv of Silt Like knocked
out Jack Mi C nisi. mi of lirowiis Vallev.
Murphv rushed the fight from the .start
ind in the third round knocked McCaus
land dovn four times
The Ohio supreme court will hand down
a decision on the Sundiy ball issue within
the next mouth
Quincy has surrendered its franchise to
the Western Assoi I ition and Otlumw i will
take its plice The St. Joseph frincluse
will go to Hockford.
Jack Brennan, the St. I.nui bill pliver,
who umpired the All-Amene i-I! iltimoie
game in this eltv. has been ippointed to a
position as umpire in the Atlantic I.i igu.
Princeton h i m ule ovi rtmes to I'ennsvl
vania for a striPS of b isi b ill gimes, but
liefore meeting then old rival again it is
understood that the Qinkcis will ask for
u tie-vear agreement for meetings in all
branches of sport
Miniger Selee, of Boston h is decided to
t ike no clnnees next sc iton He will have
Stivetts for the extra outfielder and hive
two extra inlieldeis, as the work is more
likelv to tell on the infieldcrs than in any
other dep irtment.
.Tick Dovle ltfused to be clissjfied is a
hoodlum "Because T 'me been .t liml
worker and often given to plain hluntncss
on the di imond I have been irriigned on
the charge of hoodlumlsm ' How unjust!
He should sue foi libel Hxclnuge.
M inager Allen h is signed Charles Knep
per and he will he trinl with tne Indiin
apolis club Knepper his been on the In
dimapolis reserve list for two xears and
worked with the club list spring. He
pitched for Knightstown during the sum
mer, and is said to hive developed gieatlv.
Boston's sil irv list h is been mule public
It aggregates 11 SO. M inager Pelee's snlary
is ST. VK) Hugh Duffy's stipend is $3 'l
Melio's Hamilton Collins and Long get the
limit J2 4M Lowe's sal irv is $2"iio Stihl
receives l ino and Tennev .' IV) The S2000
men are Stivetts Bergen mil Sullivan
There are two !IW men Klobd in -ind
t.inzel. two $1.4f1 artist' Willis and Yei
ger. and a few others at smaller salaries.
Lewis gets ?l,CjO
General Sporting; V-iites.
Altogether "Tod ' Sloino rode In .S races
In F.ngl.ind. He won exictlv 39 of tnem,
was second in 9 and third in C
Pat Dunne's gcod hoi so Captive is
thought to Ii hopelessiv broken down Ho
has been priced to Ch irlev Boots and mav
become a stud eompinion to Brutus at
LMmwood Stock Farm
"Farmer" Burns his been matched to
wre-tle "Jock" King, in M iniuette. Mich,
next S iturdav night for f.W) a idc Tho
mitch will lie under catch- ts-catci-can
rules, best three out of five falls
According to the London Sporting Life i
mitch Ills been arranged btwitn "Aus
traliin" Billy Murphv and Will Curley.who
recentlv defeited Patsv Hale v. Hie pair
iu dux lur i fAt a sI(1o on j enru try s. so
far no club Ins offered an Incentive
Hamburg has not been nominated for
either the Brooklv n or Suburbin lnndicip.
and the horsemen are guessing h ird is to
what Dalv is going to do with him. Ham
burg is eligible for most of the rich West
ern stikes and will probably campaign in
the West this yeir.
Lou Houseman, the well known Clii'-igo
sporting man s.ns he will offer i pur-e for
the winner of the Tncy-Douglass mitih
and Ch irlie MeKeever. th Philidelnhi i
welterweight, who Is now in the W indv
citv. MeKeever give "Kid" Livlgne ono
of the hardest fights ho ever hid
Jake Kilram wints to fight John L Sulli
van twenty rounds with bl ickencd gloves,
for points onlv. J ike ev Identlv sPPs i gooel
chance to mpke some money bv linking his
name witli the old-time clnmpion It would
mike a beautiful fight. n Kilrain weighs
only 2.1 nnd Sullivan at last accounts had
gone up to 2T1.
Jim Janev, tho "Black Demon." who hails
from Baltimore, h is issued a clnllenge to
meet Kid McPartland before anv club at
142 or 14", pounds Janev is s dd to be a gdod
man and his quick victories over Lon Beck
with and Jim W.itts stamp him ns i for
midable customeT Should Mc Finland re
fuse Janey savs the defi Is open to Marty
Matthews as a preferable opponent.
to cum a roi.n i ove dat
rists refund money if it fails to cure 2jc.
The renulne has L B Q on each tablet.
A DOUBLE SURPRISE.
How n VVninnn I'nHSenKer Dliln't Ride
for otlling: anil How n Cnrelesn
Cnnilneteir Got Ills Fare.
There is a surprised cable car conductor
in this city nnd there is a surprised wom
an, but the surprised woman was not a
passenger on the surprised conductor s car.
This is the storv of the e'ouble surprise: A
stylishly dressed woman bonded a yellow
car at Ninth and Troost Just aftei the
car swung aiound the Uighth street curve
going west the woman handle! the con
ductor a Jill bill with an adroit but unsuc
cessful effort to look e ire less le con
ductor was not surprised however for le
wis used to that sort of tiling, being an old
mm lu the sirvice He did not hive S10 in
change, but he was deteimined to defeat
the evident hope of the fait p issn-jer to
ride for nothing The condiu tor asked v
eral prospcious looking men on the c u for
the change, but none of thim could accom
mod ito him
"III get that ehange if I have to stop
cverv car between here and the Junction '
multe'red the conductor. 'Ive hid that
trick plaved on me liefore '
And he did stop half a dozen i irs before
he found a conductor who had 510 in change
to spare It was witli no speeiil effort to
look nonchilant tint he polit-lv counted
8'5 In silvrr Into the hand of the sur
prised woman passenger. And this is the
storv of one surprise
The other women boirded a red e ir some
where out eist of Troo-H iven n- For some
reason or other the conductor 1 ihed to
see her and she began to gut une isj .is
slio ne.ired Loe ust street foi --ho was go
ing to the hbritv u cording to a. book
he held in her hand hhe eist scterij
baekw ird glances at the conductor but the
pissengets who saw them supposed she
was bo) ing he would con'inue to overlook
her Finallv at Chcrrv street she took i
nickel fiom her glove and held it out
to the gripmin.
'Oh, let it go" remarked a woman pis
senger and others nodded ajiprov il noth
ing loth to sec the c ihle eompinv defraud
ed of a fnre.
"No I wont let it go ' lephed the
woman deterinlnedlv mil the gripm in took
the nbkel as he brought the c ir to a
standstill ' I will feel better ' were the
last wotds of the passengPr as sin alighted
from the cir The conductor c imc th'.ough
it this moment and grit his bel ited f ire
And this is the story of the surpri-cd con
ductor. "The Itest Pill
quent remark of
Little Liver Pills,
will say the same
I ever used" is the fre
purchasers of Carter's
When you try them you
THREE HORSES BURNED.
Boys 1'lnjliiK V itli Vlnte-hes Cause n
hmnll but Destructive
Three horses belonging to Jitob Dav ton,
of 1522 Oak street, were burned to death in
his barn at S 40 o clock last night Tho
loss is given is 5J73, and is parti illy cov
ered bv insurinn Boys piavlng witli
m itches started the fire.
Cnnneit Be Hxeeeeleel.
Tho celebrated e liemist. Dr. Ogden Do
lenius, of New 1 ork City, in writing re
cently. Slid: "I commend 'O F C Whi
kev to the public and to the medical pro
fession in their pi act ice " This st it. ment
by the eminent chemist shows the grc.n
paritv of this just' ttlebiit I whiskey
in addltimi to the svuirmti. whnh the
1 S government gives of its being l'J
p r cent piucif.
VINE HOYEY ON YACATION.
Aouvr or "K. c." at roui:s.r city
TIKES A LtlOlT.
'Hie 1'Irxt Time for Twenty -eight
Vearw Thnt Vine llovey'n I'ace
"Was Misseel at I'eirest tit
Depot at 'lrniii Time.
An item in a Foiest City paper to the
effeet that Vine Hovey .nil setuied a lay
off tor ,i couple of weeks awakens a host
of memories As a rule tliero is notlnn,;
particularly interesting in the announce
ment that a man has secured a short re
spite from work for the puipose of visit
ing liiends, but in this case theic is inter
est. Jt was the lirst time in twentv -eight
yeais that Hovey missed a day at the K in
s is City, St. Joseph A. Council Bluffs rail
way depot at Forest City. Uverj day for
twenty -eight years, wet or dry, hot or cold,
ine Hovey had stood at the window of
that dtpot and sold tickets, billed Height
and express and quoted rates.
In most respects the I'orest City of to
day is the same as the Forest City of tweti-
ty-cioht yeais ao But tlicie have been
somu changes. W hen this "K c.' load was
built into Forest City. Vine Hovey was
made agent, lie could then sit in the little
shack tnat served lor a depot and cat p iw
paws, Ihiowiiiri the skins aeioss. the truck
into the Missouri river. A tew rods noitti
ot the depot stood a laigs buck warehouse
it still stands there, dcseitcd and crum
bling to elicav which was used lot storing
poik and other supplies that awaited ship
ment down thu river. Une morning Hovey
walked down to the depot, but things did
not look tamiliai. It took him s0mu time
to ic.illze that there had been a ch inge,
but when it did uawn upon him ho m-ned
to the teleiapli kev and called up head
quarters in St. Joseph.
"Send me a helper, business will come
with a rush and we must be prepired for
'Hut was the message' he sent. The
geiieial m in iger wired back for an expia
uition and Ilovcy rushed it back.
Missomi rivet his iven me the shake
Us now seven miles aw ly. ltailroad will
c,ci all of shipping business. Send that
'inc desertion of the liver was a fact.
During the night the old stream had cut
across the bottom kinds, throwing its cur
rent afeiinst the Kansas bluffs and leaving
I'orest City seven miles away. All that is
left to-day to mark tile- tact that onco tho
Missouri liver swept by I'orest City is .1
tlugfaith stream called "lho Slough" and
thit old brick warehouse.
Hail it not been foi the rush of busi
ness th.it came to divert his attention it is
possible that Vine Hovey would have pined
awav nt the loss of the nvei. It was so
handy in the old dajs. Before going homo
at night he could set his lines, and In tho
morning he could come down and take off
a mess of channel cat.
the story of Vine Hovej's 2-cent v outli
er is familiar to the old icsidents along the
' K. C in Northern Missouri In sending
In his reports one month liovey got into
trouble. Tho auditor at St. Joseph notiliul
him th it lie had sent in J cents too much
and remitted a voucher foi the amount.
Hovey cheeked over his books and de
el ircd th it the auditor was off. 'lhe vouch
er was sent back to the auditor, and in a
lew days it came back with another state
ment that Hovev was 1 cents wiong lu
lav or ol the toad.
At the first ot the next month Hovev
Fcnt in his accounts, together with the
voucher. In due time it came back again,
accompanied with a curt letter declaring
that ho had sent in 2 tents too much Ho
vey sent it bick The auditor was wratliy
and sent it back to Huvey without com
ment. 11i.it voucher traveled back and forth
lctwetn I'orest Citv and St. Joseph twlco
a month for a year or more. It became
soiled and worn and disreputable in ap-
iitui.uicf. une nignt ourgiars nroue into
tho I'orest City elcpot and stole all the
moncv in the till 1 cents. Hovey s(nt in a
lepoit of the loss W lien the auditor read
it he wired Hovev as follows
"For lieav en s sake, make the loss good
with that d d voucher and stop Its trav
els And then tho voucher made .1 list trip
to St. Joseph nnd was seen no more
When Hovey first became agent at For
est Citv he was a young m in. and his
quiet good n iture deceived some of the
lough ti.ilnmen into believitg that he
eould be imposed upon A little Incident
happened winch convinced them of their
Hovey wanted a car set in by the depot
platfoim. and it s0 happened that the
tram hauling the car was in ch irge of a
eonductor who was noted ns a bullv Tho
train was behind time, and when Hovey
asked to have the ear kicked back on the
louse traek to the platform the conductor
swore vv itli mighty oaths that he hid no
timo to waste in setting cars In particular
' Well vou'll set that car where I say,"
The conductor remarked that he would
see Hovey in various unhealthy latitudes
before lie would set It there.
"Well, v ou II elthci sPt it there or re
main in town over night."
'Who the bloody bl inketv blank will
make me stay heie?" queried the con
ductor ' I will," shouted Hovey.
1 he conductor arose in his wrath and
proceeded to engage Hovey in combit. It
was a short struggle In less than a min
ute the conductor was flat on his back
and Hovey sat astride his prostrate form
witli a coupling pin brandished above his
' Does tint car go where I said?" asked
"Not bv a blinkety blank sight," said
W hack went the coupling pin against the
conductor's he id
' Does she go there' ' asked Hovey.
"She does," said the conductor.
The engineer was tilled in and from his
recumbent position me coniiucior give or
ders to h ive the car set iust where Hovev
desired When it stopped on the right spot
Hovev arose and assisted the battered
triinman to his feet Hovev had ensv sail
ing after tint He had no trouble in get
ting cars set Just where lie wanted tnem
EARNINGS SHOW INCREASES.
GroKS Ileeeliiln of American Bonds
Much Wetter llinn for
The Fimncnl Chronicle reports the
gross earnings of cihtv-llve American
nilroads for the second week of Januarv
ns $7 172 S77. an increase as comp ired with
the coriespondlng period of last year of
Jl fCO ."V. or l"iil per cent. For the third
week of January sixtv -seven roads report
gloss earnings of fh GeJl 421, an increase of
$M7 ",!!, or 14 11 per cent.
Wisconsin Ccntial earnings for the third
week ot J inn iry aggregated JDJ.010, an in
cri ase of i2S 07li
Gross earnings of Pennsylvania lines east
of Pittsburg for last yeir increased J-M20,-f.00,
west of Pittsburg, $2 rcil,r.0v
ANOTHER OKLAHOMA ROAD.
( inn im n j Incorporated to Ilitlld n
Line From VIcilforil. t). T.,
Guthrie, O. T.. Jan. CO (Special) Late
last evening Secretary Jenkins granted a
charter to tho New Orleans .v. Oklahoma
Citv Bailroid orap.ui. Directors. 11.
Overholser. D. C. Lewis, g. a. Steward. C.
(3 Jones and ex-Govemor W. C. Hen
trow e apit.il stock. j mHti"0. The e oni
pany announces its intention to build a
i oid from Medtonl O T. through Okla-
noma City to Shermin, 'lex.
I'risco to Ilullel Depot at coelejelia.
Independence, Kas . J m. 30 (Special )
The 1 risco will build a fine depot at Ne
oelesha to repl ice the ono which was burn
ed down last September. The plans hive
been perfected and work will begin s0on.
The building will be two stones In height,
of modern architecture, and will cot from
ST CiOO to S10 0"0 The upper story will be ar
ranged for tho superintendent's olllces. dis
P itchcr's room and telegraph olllces. on
the first floor will be a ticket office and
Pierce 'lnkes t hnrce eif Senttle Itnnel.
Seattle, W ish , J in CO Assistant Super
Inti ndent W. G l'ierec, of the Northern
Tie file, lias arrived from St. Paul, and
taken charge ot the Seattle A. Internation
al Ills title being that of agent of the pres
ident in v hich official c.ipacitv he will
reprei nt C S Mellen. president of the
Northi in Pacific, who was on Friday elect
ed eh.ilrniin of the board of directors and
president of the Seattle .S. International.
'I he Alaska l'iiicii(icr Buninesx.
'1 lie form of tickets to lie used in Alaskan
businc-s has been deeided by the Western
lines It was agreeel to sell ordinary single
trip forms of tickets to Pncitic coast des
tinations, in connection with a prescribed
exehat ge order on the ngent of the Pi
i Hie co ist terminal line. The e xchange or
der .s to be in paster form, and attached to
the through single-trip ticket, thus making
practically a through ticket from initial
point to destination In AI ika A good deal
of difficulty was encountered In. reiching
an understanding as to the conditions to
be included in the order which would pro-
; tect the issuing line and the Pacific coast
tcrmlnet lines on m count ot tne possioie
variation in dates ot sailing in steamers
and lack eif accommodations, but it was
Iin.illv oveicome b a election to insert in
the ticket a condition providing that in the
event passengers are unable tn ccture ac
commodations on arrival at point of em
barkation, account of carrying capacity eif
steamers having become exhausted, or for
other reasons, the Pacific eoist termin il
line, on whose at,ent all orders are to be
drawn will refund to the passergers the
amount originally paid bv him, les the reg
ul ir stand ird r itc from initi il point to
1 oint ot embarkation '1 ne r.illio ids assume
no n sponsibilitv for detentions on iccount
of v lrntions in silling dates, or for acci
dents on steamer lines
GREAT VANDERBILT SYSTEM.
Reported l'lau to AiiuilK'imutr Vlniij
Bonds liilo One Com pit u; I neler
a hingrle VliiiiiiKfineiit.
New York. Jan. JO The Tribune to-morrow
w ill s iv
lhe consolidation of the Lake Shore rail
road with the New York Central, under the
n ime ot the 1 itter, is simply the initial
step in a railroad plan that in sopc and
extent eclipses anything hitherto under
taken in tho history of railroading. The
truth s, however, that the piesent scheme,
tho first step in which has been taken by
tho practically .admitted am ilgamation o
the Lake Shore and the New York Cen
ti.il. is to eonsolid ite into one companv the
whole Vai'derbilt system and s-jch lines as
It m ly be able to eontiol and lease, and
place the whole enormous organization un
der one management.
1 ho next step in tins (,igantic plan of
consolidation will be the merging of the
Clevelmd. Chicago .v. St. Louis i.ulioad,
generally known as the Big Four, with the.
Chesapeake .x. Ohio undtr the name of the
lormer Melville H Ingills is now provi
dent ol both loads j he Big Foui is a,
Vanderbilt propel tv. Piobibly tho sama
plan of consolidation will be followed out
in this ro id is m the Lake Shore.
Tho next step will be to bring the ro ids
into the new combination of the L ike
Shore and the New oik Central. The
next road to fall into line will be the Chi
e igo ..v. Northwestern Tills, like the Lake
Shore and the Big Four, is an in and out
Vanderbilt piopertv. In the meantime
there is talk of a consolidation ot the West
Shore and Nickelplate and the Miehigin
Centi.al. This is still embryoaic. Cornelius
Ynndeibilt is chairman ot the board of the
MichU in Central, ai d nothing can be elone
until he is heard from. But such a. con
solidation will be effected in time.
SANTA FE MAGNATES HERE.
Chairman Aldnee V. VVulUer nnd Colo
nel John J. VlefooU Visit
Aid ice F. Walker, chairman of the ev
exutlve bo ird ot the Smta Fe. and Colonel
John J. McCook. who was one of tho re
ceivers of the road during its financial trou
ble, wcro at the Coates House yesterday.
They had been West on a business trip and
were on their way to New- York.
Ihey n0ppC(l in Kansas City for the
reason tint Colonel McCook does not be
lieve in unnecessary traveling on Sunday.
W lien he was helping manage the road he
advociteil the most rigid observance of the
S ebb.ith possible without interference with
urgent business, and he is as strict per
son illy in tint muter as ho would have
others lie. He did rot register at the
hotel when he was given a room, for the
lesson that he desireel to escape any at
tention and be allow eel to spend the d ij as
he believed sueli days should be spent. Ho
was hardly successful in that respect, for
he vv is rocognizeel in the dining room and
in the lobby, anil several inenels called to
greet him One of Lis callers was Dr. 11.
D. Jenkins, pastor of tho Second Presby
Colonel McCook deelineel to talk for pub
lication during the dav, further than to
s ly that ho had been West on a business
trip, hid enjoyed the trip, in fact had a
de Iightful time, and was en his way home.
Mr. Walker was tired when he reached
the hotel and did not appeal during his
fat iv. Botli left for the Hast list evening.
Colonel McCook has a very warm feeling
foi Kansas and appreciates very highly the
compliment given by calling the athlctio
grounds at the st.ito univeisltv bv Us name.
He alwavs looks oat wistfully it the
university buildings and tho field tint
bears his name when ho goes through Law
rence. IMPROVING SULPHO-SALINE.
I'ntlre Itoadbend Will Be Belnld With
"Sew Onk Tleie nnel the Line Sur
The officers of the newly organized K.an-s.-s
Citv, Kxeclsinr Springs ..v. Northern
Knilro.ad Comp iny. which recently acquired
the Sulpho-Saiine road connecting the Wa
bash and Milwaukee lines with Excelsior
Springs, have decided to mike many im
provements in tho phvsical condition of
the line during the spring. The entire
ro.adbeel will be rel.ild with new oik ties,
rrany of the smill culverts and low br.dges
am. piling will be taken out and a per
manent nil m ide anil the line surf.iceil
throughout so tint "t will be in first class
condition. The companv will also make
rome Improvements in the service during
the spring so tint visitors to HxceNior
Springs during the summer will be able
to make the trip with perfect comfort.
The Burlington will rebuild Its bridge
across the Illinois river at Ottivva.
The Gulf. Colorado fi. Smta Fe will build
a midline shop 1J0 by 40 feet at Cleburne-,
The Western joint traffic bureau has been
railed to meet in Chicago February 10 for
consideration of rates and regulations.
The Bildwin locomotive works will ex
1 ilnt four locomotives in working order
at the Omah 1 exposition. It h is applied
for S.UiX) squ.iic feet of space foi its ex
hibit. J M. Shoonmakcr has been elected vice
piesident .and general m in iger of tho
Pittsburg .v. Lake Frie. G. M. Beach, as
sistant general manigi-r, and J. B. .ohe,
'lhe Great Northern railwav has secured
exclusive booking for the steamer Hum
1 olilt, to sail from Seattle. Viash., for
Uvea. Alaska Febrinrv 1, with a capacity
of liftv first class and .W) secoi d class p is
sengers. Western roads have agreed lint here
after shippers must snn,i u,c expense of
re-icing cars Hist of the Mi-souri river
ice will be furnished at JO cents for eirh
100 pounds nnel west of the river at 20
The Grand Trunk railroad which has
persistently refused to join with anv other
lines In tho Nsu nice of the Interchange
rble mileage ticket, has become 1. rrember
of the new Southern mileage ticket bure 111,
whiih will begin active operations next
Tuesd iv. Its membership, howevc-. is upon
.1 peiuilir be-is for it will honor the
joint ticket but not sell it.
The Pittshurg & Gulf his awarded the
contract for the eon-tructlon of in J1ii
bridge over the Poteau river near Fort
Smith Ark 'lhe substructure is to b"
built bv McGee & Kahlman. of Kansa
( itv: the superstructure by the Pencovd
Pudge Company of Pencovd. Pa The
bridge will be oOO feet long with one J10
fcol pin-connected span nnd two fifty foot
d-ek plate girner spins
Beglrninu yesterday the Michigan Cen
tr il his cut tvio hours from the running
time of one of Its trains between Chicago
and New York. This train leaves Chicago
rt th" old time. 30 K) each morning, but
arrives in New 1 ork at IS' o'clock,
instead of 3 20 o clock, the following after
noon As ihis mikes the running time
twenty-six hours, the Michigan Central,
i.ndcr the rules of the Joint Ttuific As
soc! ition is obliged to ch irge $2 excess
fare. This will make the rate exclusive of
sieeper, $ from Chicago to New "Vork.
An Exeumlon to l.envcnvrortli.
All excursion to Leavenworth has been
arranged for Siturdiy, rebrunry .". by the
Jurior O. U. V. M . to a joint meeting with
the same creler ot th it city . The 1 xcurslon
will ieive the Fnion depot on the Burling
ton road at ti 40 p m , S iturday. and start
from leive-nworth on return at 3:13 Sun
elev morning. Bound trip seventy-livo
WHAT DO THE CHILDREN DRINK?
Don't give them tea or coffee. Have you
tried the new food drink called Graln-o?
It is delicious ind nourishing nnd takes
the place of i offee. The more Grain-O you
give the childi n the more health vou dis
tribute through their systems Uruln-O Is
made of pure grains, nnel when properly
prep .reel tastes like the choice grades of
coffee but costs about as much. All
grocers sell It. 15c and 27c.
ORE OUTPUT LARGE.
Snlcn LlKlit. However, Ilceatme of
Bad Uondu Little Chance
Joplin. Mo. Jan. 30 (Special) The
week's output of the l-ad and zinc mines
was considerably lirger than that ot the
preceding week, although the weather was
unfavorable for mining during the earlv
part of the week nnd tho roails. In the
vicinity of many of the mines are al
most impassible and, on that account i
large quantity of ore w is left In tre bins
r.r.i! Is not Included in the week's sales.
The prices of both lead and zinc ores
were about the same as the preceding
week, lead ore selling at 521 SO per 1 000
pounds, delivered, and top price zirc ore
selling at JJ:: i er ton. in the bin. Iwenty
carlo ids of Joplin zinc ore. eight earloads
of Stott City ore and three cirloads of
Carth ige ore brought the top price $i3 per
ton In other parts of the district tho
bet grade of zinc ore brought Irom 521
to $22 ZH per ton in the bin.
lhe richer lead works were paving S21 71
per 1 000 pouneis for Ieid ore. delivered,
during the week, which was 13 cents above
the regular price paid by other buvers.
Compared with the preceding week's out
put, list weeks oatput was, in inircase
of twenty carloads of zinc ere and tour
larloads of lead ore, representing a valuo
Compared with the corrcspordin week
of last vear, last week's output r.prcs-nt-ed
an increase in valuation of more than
For the corresponding week of last year
the top price p lid for zinc- ore was $21 per
ton. in the bin for lead ore. Jlt per l,tJ0
Following ate the sales of lead and zinc
ore in the Missouri-Kansas district for the
v.eek ending Januarv J, vik, and total
sales since January 1:
oie ore Value.
Galena CHIVFe 4" 170 $ 4." 4C
Jcplln 1,.::7.U0 IK.t.IO 2-Jlsi
C.irtervilie 1.II71.S sa "JW vji
Welili City 7.70'iV) CmOsO f. "..s
Aurora 4.i,t"W IS 570 M-)
Granbv J.V.7'ii) 21 "W I, 111
Stott Citv J--0SK) 030 4 7,1)
Carthage 1 !'.) 1.711
Springfield fomo .. .. .173
Belleville 4Jl0 J.S1J CT:
District total list
week S liiO.HJ 1 2ff CM ?113,(Xi7
District total since
J.imnrv 1 a.Dni.170 4.K1 (.10 llj.L'S
District total same
week last year.... C.l'sl.xJO CJ2U.0 3ID93
FIGHTS WITH A WILDCAT.
Higbteen-V ear-Old Girl nt Griinel
Iliiplels, Vlleli., Wins Fame- nt
Grand Bipids, Mich. Jan. TO Miss
Martha Culver, IS years old, i obliged to
walk live miles to and from her school
every el iv through dense pine woods ard
usu illy has no other companion than a
."sj-caliber repeating rifle, which she carries
as much for sport as for self-protection.
Timber woives are very numerous in the
vicinity of Grand Itnplds this winter and
have causeel the settlers great annoyance
nnd considerable damage by preying upon
their stock. Miss Culver Is one of the few
persons who h ive encountered the animals
at close quarters anil under desperate cir
cumstances. Since October she has killed
hundreds of wolves, lynxes, wildcats, bears,
moose, deer anil rabbits.
Tho other day while returning from
school Miss Culver had a tussle with an
ugly wildcat, which tost her a deep, pain
ful wound upon the right arm and the ruin
ot a costly fur jieket which came in con
tact with the animals wicked claws. She
had heard the crafty step ot some animal
In the thicket. Presentlv It came .i big,
hungry looking wildcat, creeping stealthily
over the tangled unelerbrush until it came
to the clearing, where it stopped, looking
cautiouslv around as if it expccteel an
enemv. Miss Culver took eleliberate aim
and tired, but as she pulled the trigger Mia
wildc it crouched down to the earth and
the charge just grazed his hack. The school
teacher rushed forward to finish the job
with a blow of the gun barrel, but the
wounded animal sprang into the air and
landed with its fore paws upon the breast
ami ngnt arm ot his fair ant igonlst. tear
ing the front of her jacket to shreds and
cutting . deep scratch in the arm. Seizing
the be ist by the thro.it and forelegs she
succeeded, by a desperate effort, in releas
ing herself from its grip, and another
sweep of the gun put an end to the strug
gle. WOMEN TO BE HONORED.
Henri of Popr Are to Form Pnrt
the Decoration of Aevv lork'i
Albinv, N. T. Jan. 20 Superintendent of
Public Works Aldridge has decideel on some
changes in connection with the artistic
work of the grand stairway in the capltol
building. One of the features of the stair
way is the carving of dlstirgtiished per
sonages' heads in the caps of the columns.
There has been some criticism of this
work, on the ground that some ot the per
sonages whose memory it has been sought
to honor have not been of distinguished
character. When Superintendent Aldridge
took charge, he endeavored to overcome
some of the criticism, the outcome of which
was that some of the heads that had been
cut were removed and others lecut. He
also decided tint the heads of governors
should lie carvcel in the space below the
dome of the stairwav. instead of In
disc riminate stibjec ts. There are not to cx
eeed bald a dozen spaces for heads re
maining uncut. In all tho artistic work
the part which woman lias taken in his
tory has bien overlooked, for the face of
not one distinguish.!! worn m looks down
upon the visitor It is this discovery tint
has led to the change of plans referred to,
and caused Superintendent Aldridge to an
nounce that he has stfeted four vvomin
as tvpes representing woman in four dis
tinct spheres and giving direction that their
portraits shall be carved hi the stair
wav caps These four women are Captain
Mollv Pitcher. Harriet Beeeher Stovve,
Clara Barton and Susan B. Anthony.
Vlr. VVIlKlnw'S -OOTIIING sjVRtP (or en.
dren teething sottens the gums reduces inflam
matlon. allays pilns ernes vviml colio. J3c Ditie
MRS. CATHERINEGEIGER DEAD.
VVas the Vlotlier-in-l.nvr eif .Tuilcc i
M. Hlnek. mill VInJeir Jnnies
Mr. Catherine Geiger. widow of the late
Dr. A. Geiger and mother of Mrs. F. M
Black and Mrs. James F. Mister, elied yes
terd.av morning ut her home. 1011 Forest
avenue, of heirt failure. Mrs. Geiger was
7J viar3 old and had lived in this iltv for
a number ot years.. Private funeral s0r.
lees will lie held at her late home this af
ternoon and the remains vein then be sent
to her old home. H.ivton, O, for burial
beside her late husband.
VV by don't yeiu trv Cnr'T's Little Liver
Pills.' They are a positive cure for slcl;
head iche and all the ills produced by dis
OrniiKemeii to Celebrate.
Tort Huron Mich . Jan. :. The Orange
men of Michigan nnd Ontario. Canada de
cided to hold their annual celibntlon on
Julv 1.', IsSs nt Port Huron. The mayor.
H. W. Hvans, extends an Invitation to all
organizations of Orangemen to attend.
Are unlike all other pills. No purging
or pain. Act specially on the liver and bile.
Carter's Little Liver Pills. One pill a dose.
W. L. Mason, Newr York, Is at the Coates.
M. F. Murphy, Chicago. Is at the Coates.
A. G. Douglass. St. Louis, la at the
Charles P. Bond, Boston, Is at
S. A. Hutchinson, Omaha, Is at
W. R. Gregory, Minneapolis, Is at the
Arthur Harris, New York, is at the
J. K. Dennlson, Boston, Mass , is at the
W. R. Katon, New Haven, Conn., is at
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin 1'. Jiiyo. New York,
are nt the Coates.
Marie Wainwright snent Sunday here on
her way K ist from 'le co, st.
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