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RUFUS L, LOGAN, B. S. D., Editor.
THE NEWS CONDENSED.
Former Senator Stephen V. Dorsey.
of Arkansas, was married at New York
to Miss Laura Bigelow.
At Missoula, Mont.. George Rowan,
Northwestern manager of the Swift
Packing company was killed in a run
away. Father John J. Carey of Rochester,
N. Y.P ordained last month, has been
called to the diocese cf Bishop Bona
cum, Lincoln, Neb.
Showers Thursday broke the hot
wave. Four fatalities and 11 prostra
tions have been reported since Wednes
day morning in Pittsburg.
Anthony S. Herman, cashier of the
Merchants' bank, of Newport, R. I., who
shot himself last week because of a
heavy shortage In his accounts, died.
As a result of a fight at Sullivan, Ind.,
Jesse Pluckett. Jr., struck his brother-in-law,
Everett I.eggett. in the head
with a heavy chair, killing him instant
ly. R. D. Ollinger, and a boy named
Combs were killed and Bony Prltehard
fatally Injured by an explosion in 01
linger's saw mill near Beattiville, Ky.
The mill was demolished.
The state department has received a
cablegram from Minister Bowen at
Baracas. saying: "The president has
arrived at Barcelona to attack the ene
my there instead of waiting here to be
At Gallipolis, Dr. A. P. Ohlmaeher,
professor of pathology of the North
western universityp of Evanston. 111.,
was today elected superintendent of the
Ohio hospital for epileptics.
At Topeka, Kas.. the anti-fusion ele
ment of the Pcuulist party won in the
organization of the state committee to
night. W. J. Babb, Wichita, one of the
most pronounced enti-fusicnists was
At Toronto, Ont, five firemen were
killed by falling walls In a fire which
destroyed the old street car stables at
Front and George streets and the ware
house of Gadsy McClean. The dead
are: David See, Harry Clark. Adam
Kerr, Walter Colard, Russell.
Russia has fully decided to attempt
to export meat to England, under a
government subsidy. Slaughter houses
at Libau. on the Baltic, and a regular
line- of cold storage steamers to Eng
land are among the prerequisities. It
Is hoped to export annually 80,000 head
Fifteen men were burned, one fatal
ly, and eight seriously, at the Home
stead Steel works, Pittsburg, at noon
Thursday. A ladle filled with molten
metal was being lowered into a pit
when the drum crane broke and seeth
ing metal was thrown over the unfor
The Vienna Neue Freie Presse says a
dispatch from Salonica, European Tur
key, says since Saturday thirty shocks
of earthquake were experienced there.
There was a violent shock Monday
morning that destroyed 1.10 houses and
killed one child at Guvesne, and two
people were killed at Salonica.
At Paris Premier Combes has in
structed the prefects of all departments
to notify the religious order which
have not complied with the law of as
sociations, that unless they are dis
solved within one week, their estab
lishments will be forcibly closed. Two
thousand establishments are involved.
Last night's storm was the worst that
ever visited Hartland, Wis., and vicin
ity. The barn on George Molster's
farm, near Merton. blew down, killing
two of Lemke's children. A number of
other barns and houses were demolish
ed at A. L. Smith s place. At Pine
Lake as well as many other places the
grain crops suffered greatly.
A Rome member of the committee of
cardinals examining the propositions
submitted to the Vatican by Judge Taft
with regard to the Philippine religious
affairs has officially informed Bishop
O'Gorman of Sioux Falls. S. D.. who is
a member of Taft's party, that the
committee expects to be able to reply to
Taft by next Thursday night.
At Dublin the sheriff and a large body
of police visited the estates of Lord De
Freyne, at Lough Lynn. Roscommon
county, to enforce writs against tenants
who were in arrears with their rentals.
In several cases settlements were ar
ranged, but in others the tenants were
evicted In the presence of sullen
crowds. There was no disorder.
Shortly after Queen Alexandra
passed on her way to open the corona
tion bazar the decorations across the
Langham place, heavy and sodden with
rain, were caught in a squall of rain
and fell, dragging down a mass of cop
ing from the top of All Soul's church.
Miss Streathy, believed to be a Canad
ian, was killed, and several persons in
jured. At Beatrice, Neb., fire, which start
ted Thursduy morning in Boddis' gro
cery, which promised to become disas
toub, was gotten under control after
it had destroyed three 2-story brick
buildings and badly damaged the Ma
sonic Temple. Four business concerns
and a number of offices were entirely
destroyed. Loss $125,000. The fire is
believed to have been of incendiary
Jacob R. Harris, formerly a pioneer
tobacco merchant of Chicago and worth
$4,000,000 at one time, Is dying at the
city hospital in St. Louis of an insur
able hip disease. He owned a large to
bacco factory, employing 3,000 hands,
on the North Side at Chicago when the
great Are occurred. His friends would
not help him to rebuild. The men who
owed him lost everything they had In
the same tire, and he was never able
Charles Bright, the civil engineer of
Sandusky, O.. charged with concealing
$500,000 in connection with bankrupt
cy proceedings has been acquitted In
London, England. J. F. Moreno, and
R. G. Fudge who were charged with be
ing accessories, were also acquitted.
During Bright's cross-examination on
Thursday the Jury sent a note to. the
Judge saying they thought the case
could not Justify a conviction. The
Judge agreed with this and the trial
came to a summary end.
GROCERS IN COMBINE.
WHOLESALERS FORM A GIGAN
Capital Stock Placed at Eive Million
Dollars Object to Control Entire
Western Trade Many Iowa
Houses Are Interested in the Deal
To Erect a Big Manufacturing
Chicago, July 16. A combination of
groceries, organized substantially along
the lines advocated by James B. For
gan. for the consolidaMon of country
banks, has been effected by Chicago
Incorporation papers for the combine,
which threatens ultimately to invade
Chicago and buy up one or riore of the
large concerns in this city, will be filed
in New Jersey today. The new com
pany will begin operations with a capi
talization of $5,000,000, of which $3,500,
000 already has been subscribed.
Harlow N. Higinbotham is president
of the corporation, which will be known
as the National Grocer company. Frank
C. Letts, the first vice president, is pres
ident of the Western Grocer company,
which controls and operates nine whole
sale houses in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas
Although the plans of the organ
izers do not contemplate the immediate
absorption of any of the big Chicago
wholesale grocery companies, it is not
denied that this purpose is a part of
the ultimate design. Chicago will be
the central distributing point for the
supplies sent to the houses In the com
bine. The National Grocr company will
buy direct from the importers, manu
facturers and sugar refineries, and al
so will make direct importations
through the Chicago office. Little, if
any. green groceries will be handled, so
that the combination will have prac
tically no effect on the farm product
and commission houses, although some
of the by-products of the farm, such as
butter and eggs, will be handled.
The company either will lease or
erect a large supply house and a cold
storage plant in Chicago, and the plans
also include the building and operating
of a large manufacturing house, where
the concern will manufacture many of
its own groceries. The capital has been
largely subscribed In Chicago. Al
though the amount paid up to date is
$3.."no.nno, the remainder of the $5,000,
000 will be taken up as rapidly as it i3
Companies in Combine.
The companies which are owned and
operated by the Western Grocer com
pany, with which the National comf
pany will have a binding working ar
H. L. Spencer company, Oskaloosa.
Letts-Fletcher company, Marshall
Letts-Spencer, Smith company, Ma
son City, Ia.
Letts-Snencer Grocer company, St.
Grocer Co., Wichita,
Marshalltown Grocer company, Mar
Western Grocer companv, Kansas
Western Grocer company, Albert Lea,
Spencer-Letts Coffee company, Mar
"We will be doing business by the
1st of August, said F. C. Letts yester
day. "We expect to get control of the
majority of the business in the states
we intend to invade. The question of
quantity obtains in the grocery busi
ness just as in any other. By buying
in enormous quantities, importing di
rectly and manufacturing we will be
able to undersell our competitors."
Combine in Pottery.
Chicago. July 1C. Representatives
of the principal potteries of East Liver
pool. O.. and Trenton, N. J., the prin
cipal producing points of the trade, are
to meet in Chicago today to discuss
further steps toward the formation of a
pooling association which shall control
the output and prices of the various
factories of the country. In case the
proWt succeeds industries to the value
of $12,000,000 will be affected.
KAISER HONORS 'AN AMERICAN
Invites Him to Supper on Imperial
Yacht Chess Champion Pills
bury Creates Sensation.
Berlin, July 15. The German court
(ircular issued from Bergen. Norway,
today says that Emperor William yes
terday visited the yacht Wanderer,
owned by C. L. F. Robinson of the New
York Yacht club, and Invited Mr. and
Mrs. Robinson to supper on board the
imperial yacht Hohenzollern.
The German Chess congress opens at
Hanover on July 21. Pillsliury Mar
shall and Napier (Americans) have en
tered. The chess writers refer to Pills
bmy's intention to play 16 simultan
eous games blindfolded as being unpre
cedented and having caused a sensation
IN REGARD TO PANAMA CANAL
Diplomatic Phase of the Matter Will
be Shelved Until the Return
of Secretary Hay.
Washington, July 16 The diplomatic
phase of the Panama canal matter will
be shelved until the return of Secre
tary Hay from his vacation. The Co
lombian minister expects an early re
ply from his government on the various
questions of sovereignty and modifica
tion of the treaty. The United States
is likely to insist that the treaty must
be ratified first by Colombia.
Secretary Hay has forwarded letters
to various states and territories bear
ing on American scholarships at Ox
ford. The secretary also encloses a let
ter of the trustees of Rhodes' will re
garding the matter.
Celebrate Golden Wedding-.
McLeansboro, 111., July 16. John
Campbell and wife celebrated their
golden wedding today on the farm on
which they have lived 50 years. He ia
the father of General James R. Camp
bell of this city and Hon. Charles Camp
bell of SI. Louis.
RESIGNATION OF SALISBURY.
Official Communication Issued from
Downing Street Was Anxious
for Private Life.
London, July 15. Lord Salisbury
has resigned the premiership of Great
Britain and Balfour Is now prime min
ister. The following official communi
cation was issued from Downing street
"On Friday last the marquis of Salis
bury had an audience with the king
and tendered his resignation, which
was graciously accepted by his majesty.
His majesty subsequently communicat
ed with Mr. Arthur Balfour, who forth
with had an Interview with Mr. Cham
berlain. Mr. Balfour having then con
sulted with other members of the min
istry, was received by the king on Sat
urday at Buckingham and accepted the
post of prime minister vacated by Lord
Within the last few years rumor has
persistenly credited the venerable
marquis with the intention of giving
up the cares of oftice. and since the ac
cession of the king it has been an open
secret that he was only awaiting a fa
vorable opportunity for retiring into
Under Lord Salisbury's leadership
the British empire has grown enor
mously In area, and has been consoli
dated and strengthened. The proud po
sition which Britain occupies todr.y
among the nations of the earth is In
a great measure attributable to Salis
bury's skillful handling of the helm of
Like Gladstone, he had been prime
minister four times, but the duration
of his four administrations was nearly
fifteen years, whereas his great rival
held the premiership only a little over
Lord Salisbury first became premier
in June. 18S3, Gladstone having resign
ed office in consequence of his defeat
in the house of commons on the pro
portional duties on beer and spirits.
The conservative minister remained in
office until the following February,
when Gladstone entered upon his third
administration. After an existence of
only ITS days the liberal party was
badly beaten on the second reading of
the Irish home rule bill, in the largest
divisirn on record, 056 members out of
670 passing through the division lob
bies. Then cam? Lord Salisbury's second
term of offic, which lasted from Aug
ust. 18S6, until August. 1892. when the
house of commons gave Gladstone a
majority on the home rule question.
Lord Salisbury resigned and Gladstone
became premier for the fourth and last
time. The second home rule bill
thrown out by the house of lords in
September, 1S94. and in March of the
following year Gladstone resigned the
seals of office in favor of Earl Rose
bery. The liberal cabinet was recon
structed and remained in power three
months longer, whfn it was killed by
the famous Cordite division and Salis
bury became premier a third time, with
a solid majority of 152 in the house of
commons. There was a general elec
tion in September. 1900, and unionists
were again voted to power, with a ma
jority of 134 in the commons.
Salisbury far the fourth time took up
the premiership, but he left the for
eign secretaryship to Lord Lansdowne
and kecame lord of the privy seal.
At the time of the death of Queen
Victoria he wished to resign and only
remained in office at the urgent re
quest of King Edward. But he has
gradually lost touch with the affairs of
the nation, and the official announce
ment that the king has at last accepted
hisj'esignation does not cause any sur
prise. The resignation of Hicks-Beach caus
ed intense surprise, and is generally
taken as almost more important than
Lord Salisbury's, and is regarded in
some quarters as being directly due to
the mort important voice which Cham
berlain will have in the new cabinet.
KING WILL BE MOVED TODAY.
To Gc on Board the Royal Yacht, Ac
companied by the Queen and
London. July 15. A specially con
structed ambulance, in which King Ed
ward is to be removed from Bucking
ham palace to the railway station, was
taken to the palace this afternoon.
His majesty, when he is taken from
the palace tomorrow, will be accom
panied by Queen Alexandra, Prince and
Princess Charles of Denmark and Sir
Francis Knolleys, the king's private
secretary and attending physician. It
is understood no bulletin regarding the
king's condition will be issued until hia
majesty shall be safely on board the
Victoria and Albert tomorrow even
ing. Killed Wife and Wounded Son.
Mason. O., July 15. James Conover
killed his wife with an axe. and at
tempted to murder his son. The latter
is dangerously injured, however. Con
over has disappeared. He was recently
released from the asylum.
BANKS ARE HIT BY A FAILURE.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Banks Among
These Who Suffer by Bankrupt
cy of Frank A. Umstead.
Houston, Tex., July 15. Frank A.
Unastead. formerly of Cuyahoga, O.,
and connected with the Halman Manu
facturing company, filed a petition in
bankruptcy here with liabilities of
$970,466. There are no assets. In the
schedule bnnks at Bloomington and
Mendota, 111.. Cedar Rapids, Ia., and
New York and Ohio are down for large
GENERAL WHEATON RETIRED.
His Active Military Career Came to
an End Yesterday Gen. Chaf
fee Complimented Him.
Washington, July 15. Major General
Wheaton closed his active military
career today, having reached the stat
utory retiring age of 64. He is at his
home in this country, where he recent
ly arrived from the Philippines.
In giving orders for the return of
Wheaton to the United States, General
Chaffee paid that officer a very high
compliment and commended his brave
ry and faithfulness as a nexample for
others to follow.
SITUATION IS SERIOUS
TWENTY THOUSAND MEN IDLE
BUSINESS TIED UP.
Thirty Cars of Ferishable Freight
Abandoned on the Tracks Ship
ping at a Standstill Commission
Will Act and Have Been Prom
ised Protection New Proposition
to be Offered Tuesday.
Chicago, July 15. While the whole
sale business of Chicago is almost par
alyzed, and business men losing $1,000,
000 a day, the striking freight handlers
and railroads are in a deadlock and an
nounce their determination to fight to
a finish over a question of half a cent
per hour per man. On one side are ar
ranged 24 railroads and on the other
The situation tonight is more serious
than at any time since the commence
ment of the trouble, and at no time
since the walkout have the points at
Issue been so obstinately maintained.
Three times today the freight handlers
Bent committees to meet the general
managers and three times they came
back without results.
On the first call the committees were
unable to find many of them, for the
reason that the managers were having
a meeting of their own. The second
call produced more effect, as several of
the committees saw the managers, but
nothing definite resulted. The last com
mittees were sent out at the demand of
the teamsters, who wanted something
attempted toward settlement. All the
committees reported as before, that
they had failed of any result.
A committee that went to the Mil
waukee & St. Paul reported they had
been refused admission and were in
formed that their former employers did
not care to receive them, and that they
had all the men necessary in their busi
ness, and that hereafter no deputations
would be received from employes who
had gone on strike. The officials of the
road declared later that they would
maintain this position.
After this was reported at the head
quarters of the strikers. President Cur
ran announced the fight was on to a
finish. Both sides now declare they
have reached the limit, and absolute
ly nothing can be conceded. Business
men. particularly those dealing in per
ishable goods, are restive, and declare
they can endure the situation but a
short time longer. It is costing them
more than either the strikers or the
railroads, and they say if the strike is
not settled within a week many of them
will be badly crippled.
President Young of the Teamsters'
National union arrived tonight, and
commission men decided to await the
result of his conference with members
of the union before finally deciding to
go to the depots themselves and haul
away perishable freight. It is not be
lieved the teamsters will obey the or
ders of the union officers to return to
The Erie road has been promised
ample police protection should the mer
chants make an effort to get their goods
out of the depots.
There were few disorderly cases to
day. Tarwell & Co. attemnted to take
dry goods from their warehouse to the
store. A crowd cut the traces and re
fused to allow the wagons to proceed.
The wagons were not near a freight
house nor bound for one.
Charges of bad faith were made, be
tween the unions arbitration board and
railroads, and triangular accusations
were frequent. This grew out of the
amended demands said to have been
presented by the handlers, in which it
!s said IS cents an hour was demanded
by some committee instead of 17 1-2
cents as agreed upon. This angered
both the railroads and the arbitrators.
Now the hoard of arbitration declare
they will have nothing more to do with
A statement issued by the railroads
tonight reviews the situation since the
original advance of wages by the rail
roads in April and covering the present
conditions or negotiations. They also
cite the pressure brought to bear on
them to settle the strike, and affirm
they are as much interested In the cltv's
welfare as any other interest. The
statement is quit lengthy and goes
over the ground thoroughly from the
railroads' point of view. It invited at
tention, too, to the contract made by
the teamsters in the settlement of their
recent strike, and which they now seem
to disregard. In conclusion, the state
"This situation must have its discour
aging aspect to the law-abiding rank
and file among the labor unions, so
many of whom, as individuals, realize
the absolute necessity of maintaining
the integrity of contracts and agree
ments, and must deplore their own in
ability to maintain such agreements
with their employers when made, as in
this case, through the intervention of
STEAMER PORTLAND AT NOME
The Treasury Department Receives
News of Her Arrival at Nome,
With All on Board Well.
Washington, July 15. The treasury
department today received the follow
ing dispatch from a treasury employe
in San Francisco: "A telegram to the
Northern Commercial company receiv
ed today states that the Portland ar
rived at Nome July 2 and sailed for
Port Townsend July 3. This ship is
safe and in good condition. The crew
and all the passengers are in good
health and spirits."
Victoria, B. C. July 15. Messrs.
Masterson and Gillespie, two passen
gers from Nome, landed here today, and
report the safe arrival at Nome of the
Portland towing the Jeannie, which was
disabled. No hardships were suffered
by the passengers and crew, the steam
ers being within hailing distance of
other other. The Portland, getting free,
assisted the Jeannie.
Nome Steamers Safe.
Vancouver, B. C. July 15. The
Bteamer Melville Dollar, from Cape
Nome, passed up to Ladysmith today,
She reported the steamers Jeannie and
Portland had arrived tafely nt Nome.
700 MILE FENCE AT FRONTIER
Boundary Line Between Montana and
Canada to be Mnrked by Long
Helena. Mont., July 16. It Is propos
ed to build a wire fence "00 miles long
on the boundary line between Montnna
nnd Canada. The necessity for this
huge undertaking arises from the fact
that several weeks ago a large number
of cattle that had strayed into Canada
from this state were seized by the do
minion officials on the ground that
they had been smuggled. The fence
probably will be built Jointly by the
Canadian and American governments,
and will cost several hundred thousand
UNITED ORDER OF FORESTERS
List of Officers Elected by Supreme
Court of That Order at Duluth,
Duluth, Minn., July 16. The supreme
court of the United Order of Foresters
elected the following officers: H. L.
Southworth. Chicago, supreme ranger;
R. C. SherrRrd, Chicago, vice supreme
ranger; S. W. Dennison, Milwaukee,
Wis., secretary; John McMurchy, Du
luth, Minn., treasurer; Dr. R. P. Ough,
Chicago, physician: S. C. Olmstead, St.
Paul, councillor; E. L. Schweder, Chi
U. S. S. MICHIGAN CRIPFLED.
Run Into by a Freighter, Causing
810,000 Damage Two Rapid
fire Guns Ruined.
Erie, Pa., July 16. The freighter M.
B. Glover, crashed into the United
States steamer Michigan here today,
causing $10,000 damage. This will put
her out of commission for several
months, and prevent the annual cruise
of the naval cadets at Dertoit. Two of
the latest pattern rapid-firing guns
were ruined by the accident.
SECOND JOHNSTOWN HORROR.
Explosion in Berwin-White Com
pany's Mine Kills Four and
Injures Many Others.
Johnstown, uJly 1G. A blast of dy
namite caused an explosion in No. 4
mine of the Berwin-White company at
Winber. at noon today, killing four
men and injuring many others. Full de
tails are not obtainable.
DANGER NOW TRANSFERRED.
Territory in Mississippi Lowlands
jciooded and the Danger Line
Reached in Missouri.
Keokuk, Ia., July 16. The flood dan
ger has been transferred from the Des
Moines valley to the Mississippi low
lands for 75 miles In Missouri. The Des
Moine3 river, after a further rise of 20
inches, was stationary this evening.
The Mississippi rose a foot and a half
in 12 hours today.
Advices from down the Mississippi
river report the water lapping the low
lands on the Missouri side, and terri
tory many miles In extent and includ
ing largo cornfields are already flooded.
The danger line is already reached and
a rise coming from here will cause
havoc. The damage caused b;- the Des
Moines river flood is estimated at $60,
000 in this vicinity. The damage up the.
Des Moines river runs into hundreds of
thousands. The inhabitants of Belfast
have been compelled to flee to the high
lands. MARKET REPORTS.
Chicago. July Jfl. Flour More active
Wheat Fair trade; weaker; closing
lower. No. 3 red. Tl'fcc; September opi ned
at "-,.i'Cn-&c; highest, 721,!c; lowest, 71s.;c;
Corn Active: sensationally lower for
July; No. 2, teVjfi iWVfcc ; No. 2 yellow. (ICf?
70c; No. 2 white, 60'4tfi09c; No. 3, 60y4 02e ;
No. 3 yellow, 62c; No. 3 wnite, 61c; No.
4, OfHfiOlc; September opened at G0rvf?61c;
highest, 61c; lowest, 5Jc; closed at 5'JM.
Oats Weaker, closing lower. No. 4
white, 50c; September opened nt 31T32c;
highest, 32c; lowest, 31?c; closed at 31-'t
Ribs Short and clear sides, ll-HSjHUc.
Receipts Flour. 14 cars: wheat, 326
cars: corn, 4!i3 cars; oats. 157 cars.
Shipments Flour, 6 cars; wheat, 31
cars; corn, 40 cars; oats, 223 cars.
Chicago, July 16. Butter The market
was firm. Creameries, 17521'ic; dairies,
Kggs The market was firm at 16c.
Live Poultry The market was steady;
turkeys, 12c; chickens, llfilSc.
Close on Rye July, 60c; September,
Close on Flax Cash, N. W. and S. W.,
September. $1.31 bid; October, ?12'&1.29.
Hay Timothy, September, $4.07.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, July 16. Cattle The general
Monday and Tuesday's combined receipts
were about 25,150 bushels against 215, 103
bushels for the same time last week.
There was a fair demand this morning at
generally unchanged prices and choicer
grades were about nominal. Good to prime
steers, S7.75(?j 8.70 ; poor to medium, $4.50
7.60; stockers and feeders, S2.a0fi5.2S; heif
ers, S2.50fi6.5o; calves, S2.5C&6.50.
Hogs About 46,000 were marketed Mon
day and Tuesday agnlnst 38.650 for the
same tima last week. There was a reac
tion from lower prices today and an ad
vance of about 6 to 10c. Only about 24.050
head were offered today, including 7.600
left over yesterday. There was active
buying of the better class.
Sheep Only about 31.000 sheep were
marketed here so far this week against
43.155 during the same time last week, the
decreased supplies resulting In better
range prices, there being a good general
demand. The receipts today were 11,000.
St. Louis Live Stock.
St. Louts, Jijly 16. Cattle Receipts, 8..
000 head; lower; beef steers, Vt.60g6.75;
stockers and feeders, S3.0Ofj5.20; cows and
heifers, S2.25I&6.00; Texas steers, S3.OO0
Hogs Receipts, 3,000; steady to strong;
Minneapolis, Minn., July 16. Wheat-
July, 76'bc; September, 69c; on track
No. 1 hard, 77T4c; No. 1 northern, 7074c;
No. 2 northern, 72o.
THE COMING BIG FIGHT
JEFFRIE3 AND FITZSIMMON&
WILL MEET JULY 25.
Amphitheater Being Built ti Hold
Eight Thousand Persons Mc
Govern Tight Sanctioned
News of Fighters. ,
Everything has been going smooth
ly in regard to arrangements for the
Jeffrles-Fitzsimmons fight, which will
take place July 25th. For two weeks
or more plans of the big ampitheater
to be erected on Fourteenth and Valen
cia streets, San Francisco, showing ev
ery seat in the structure, have been
ready. It will hold 8,000 spectators.
Letters have been sent to the two train
ing camps notifying the men of the de
tails. The ground has already been
cleared and building is to commence
tomorrow. The entire building will be
finished by July 21, four days before
the flnrht. The sale of seats begins on
Kid Eagan will leave Harban Springs
in a day or two to confer with the
officials. When he goes back Greggains
will go with him to have a talk with
Delaney and dispel any doubts that may
exist in the mind of the champion's
manager. After spending a few days
at Harbin, Greggains intends to go to
Skapgs. spending about a week on the
Authorities Sanction McGovern Fight.
The battle for the featherweight
championship between Voting Corbett
nnd Terry McGovern Is insured, so far
as the mayor and aldermen of New
London are concerned. William Crow
ley, of the Nutmeg Athletic club, of
Hartford, who had been granted a li
cense for the bout, in conjunction with
two local pugilistic managers, was In
New London last weew nnd after the
meeting of the board of aldermen was
told that he might go ahead with the
arrangements and be certain th.it there
will be no local interference. The
fight will be held in the open at Arm
strong park, and seating will be pro
vided for 20.000. About 3 o'clock Is the
hour at present suggested.
News of the Pugilists.
Pugilist Corbett tells a story of his
father that agreeably illustrates the
readiness of the Celt to "hedge," to
employ a bit of sporting vernacular:
The elder Corbett was proud of the fact
that his son had a position in a bank,
and received with disgust the announc
ment that a career as a wandering pug
ilist was under consideration.
"You should slay where you are,
Jim," he said. "Remember, a rolling
stone gathers no moss!"
Victory after victory added to Young
Corbett's bank account until he 'von
both fame and fortune in his calling
hv defeating the doughty Sullivan.
When next he returned home, and made
his father a gift of a liberal check,
meanwhile telling of the vast amount
of money he had earned, the old man
"Ah, Jim, me boy, it's the roaming
bee gathers in the honey!"
A dispatch from Buffalo says a fight
has been arranged between Al Weinig
and Kid Carter and that they will meet
before the International A. C, Fort
Erie, on July 14th in a 20-round bout.
They are to come together at catch
weights for 30 per cent of the gate re
ceipts and a side bet of $2,000. Carter
was to have met Kid McCoy, but at the
last moment McCoy decided to with
draw from the match.
"Black" Griffo has signed articles
to box an unknown colored fighter in
private to a finish the latter part of
Joe Bernstein is much disappointed
over his inability to get on a battle
with Young Corbett. Bernstein de
clares that Corbett sidetracked him
Billy Madden, manager of Gus Ruh
lin, will in all probability issue a chal
lenge to match the Akron giant ta meet
the winner of the Jeffrles-Fitzsimmons
fight. Before leaving for England
Madden told the writer that if Ruhlin
defeated Sharkey he would lose no
time in sending a challenge to San
Francisco to match Ruhlin against the
victor of the big fight.
STANDING 0FTHE CLUBS.
Flayed. Won. Lost. cent.
Pittsburg 05 50 15 .709
Boston 65 37 2S .509
Brooklyn 71 39 3i .549
Chicago 6S 26 32 529
St. Louis. 6S 30 3S .441
Philadelphia 71 30 41 .423
Cincinnati 65 26 39 .400
New York 67 22 45 .328
Played. Won. Lost. cent.
Chicago 63 40 23 .035
Boston 65 38 31 .551
St. Louis 64 34 30 .531
Philadelphia 04 33 31 .516
Washington 69 32 37 . 403
Baltimore 68 31 37 4rtt
Cleveland 70 31 39 .143
Detroit 67 28 39 .418
Three I League.
Played. Won. Lost. cent.
Rockford 60 39 29 .573
Cedar Rapids 64 85 28 . 547
Davenport 67 36 31 537
Terre Haute 66 84 32 .MB
Bloomington 67 34 33 507
Evansvllle 70 33 37 . 471
Rock Island 64 29 85 .453
Decatur 70 29 41 .411
Major Waler Gets a Sword.
Norfolk, Va July 15. The people of
Norfolk presented a sword to Major
Waller of the marine corps tonight.
The major was also banqueted.
Jessie Morrison In Prison.
Lansing, Kan., July 15. Miss Jessie
Morrison arrived at the penitentiary to
day to begin her 25 years' sentence for
the murder of Miss Olin Castle at El
dorado. . She was very much downcast..
She was taken immediately to the
Fire Loss at Beatrice, Neb. -
Beatrice. Neb., July 11. The losses
by the fire now figure up 180, Ooo; one
third insured. Loss of the Klein Mar
cantile company is $114,000. The fire
was brought under control by a bri
gade of citizens with buckets. This la
the thl,rd time the property has been