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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNA1V FRID AT EVENING, JULY 6, 1900.-
SPORTING NEWS. Australian Billy Murphy Wants to Figlit MeGovern. Old Time Feather Champion . Thinks He Is "Alive" Yet. HAS HAD FOUR BOUTS During Last Tear and Made a Good Showing. Has Sent a Challenge to Terry For a Contest. Sioux City, la., July 6. "Just gimme B go with Terry MeGovern an I'll die toappy," declares "Australian" Billy Murphy. " 'Tisn't the purse I care for. Let the winner take It all. These chaps think I'm a dead 'un, but I've got a punch up my sleeve to do for the best of 'em yet. Terry's just my style o' fight er, y' know. He's up an' comin'. I don't like these 'ere sprinters." Local sports think Murphy Isn't en tirely mistaken In his estimate of him self. He is undoubtedly past his prime, but his famous right swing is as dan gerous as ever, and, if he lands neither MeGovern nor any other fighter would toe likely to recover inside of ten sec onds. His friends here figure that he would stand about one chance in three or four against the Brooklyn . wonder and he can undoubtedly secure plenty of backing at those odds. During his year's residence in Sioux City he has had four fights. . Two of them were with Sig Hart. One of them was declared a draw, while in the other Big won the decision on points. As a .matter of fact, Sig unquestionably out pointed his adversary on both occasions. Jt must not be assumed, however, that ie had really any the best of the fights. IBoth were limited to 15 rounds and Hart's sole hope was to keep out of the Australian's way until the gong sound ed for the last time. At no stage of the Same had he any chance of landing a knockout. Murphy repeatedly exposed himself In the hope of encouraging his adversary to do likewise. But Sig was too prudent to avail himself of these opportunities. His method was to strike and run. and, as a result of Murphy's contempt for his punches, many of his blows found their mark. Had the contest continued indef initely the former featherweight cham pion would certainly have worn him out and landed a knockout. The third of the little Australian's toattles was with Patsy Magner.a Tank ton, S. D., pugilist. Magner, though a man of little more than local reputation has won or drawn with a number of prominent fighters. He is an exceeding dangerous man of the rough-and-tumble order and at the time of his contest with Murphy outweighed the latter by nearly 30 pounds. Billy made a punch ing bag of him. knocked him through the ropes twice before the middle of the second round and would certainly have Quickly finished him had the police not stopped the mill on account of Its bru tality. Murphy's last fight here was with Larry Gleason of Chicago. Gleason was the younger man of the two by 15 or 10 years and weighed about 130 pounds to Murphy's 118. For two rounds he seem ed to have the best of the fight. The third and fourth were pretty even. In the fifth Murphy evidently toaS his man going. In the sixth the Chioagoan was knocked down as fast as he could get upon his feet. He fought gamely, but Murphy would certainly have finished Ihim m one or two more punches had he not had the misfortune to break his right arm against the side of his antag onist's head. That ended the fight The break proved a very bad one. Once the bones were Improperly set and had to be rebroken. For a long time after this operation the arm was stiff and it looked as if the owner would nev er be fit for the ring again. Both Murphy and his physician say the arm 4??3 F ood as ever- and if thJs is true Hilly is undoubtedly a dangerous man But he has reached a point where it is difficult for him to make a match iTounger fighters feel that he belongs to the class of "has beens" and that littl, credit is to be won by beating him. On the other hand, he is still so stiff a puncher that he may land a knockout at any time. Too much is to be lost and toP."Ie to be gained to make a mill with him a safe proposition. Billy's own contention is that his long and honorable career in the ring enti tles him to a certain amount or consid eration. He sent a challenge to the win. ner of the MeGovern-Dixon fight but has received no answer as yet DREYFUSS UP AGAINST IT. Pittsburg President Goes After Fight With the Press. Pittsbutg Pa., July 6 A long -fhf 1 df,:lash oetween Bernard Dreyfuss, the little president of the Pittsburg ban club, and Pittsburg sporting edi tors has come. During the game at Exposition park Dreyfuss, in a fit of ?nKer'be?an to scold Official Scorer i?Jl v. Gruber. sporting editor of the Pittsburg Post, for throwing out a new toall, when ordered to do so by Umoire Bwartwood. The call-down was ad ministered within sight and hearing of many people, but Gruber followed Drey fuss into the crowded grandstand and within the hearing of thousands rad the riot act to Dreyfuss. It required the interference of W. w. Kerr, the suave owner of the Pittsburg club, to. indue! the angered official scorer to return, to the newspaper box. For the past eight years Gruber has acted as official scorer in Pittsburg He is Known as a man without enemies One of his duties has alwavs been to take chaw of the balls, and' oass them out as called for by the umpire. Dur ing the' morning game Umpire Swart wood called for a new bail, which was promptly thrown out by Gruber. In a few seconds President Dreyfuss Was at the scorer's box, evidently very angry "Mr. Gruber, whydid you throw that ball out? ' he questioned excitedly. . "Because the umpire asked me" to," replied the custodian of the balls. "Well, you had no right to da It. Couldn't you see there- were already two balls in sight down there?" "Na I'm not supposed to count when the umpire calls for a new ball. My business is to obey him and no one else in this particular line," replied Gruber, rising from his seat. "Don't do it again; don't give a new fcaH when the umpire has two already," said Dreyfuss. "I certainly shall give out a ball whenever called on by the umpire and I will consult no one," returned Gruber to Dreyfuss, who was not in retreat toward the grandstand. The sporting editor followed him as soon. as he could get out of thescorer's box, and on reach ing him talked hard and fast and wound up by tendering his resignation as offi cial scorer. Mr. Kerr, who is most friendly to Mr. Gruber, here interfered ad smoothed matters down. Other Pittsburg baseball writers, all friends of Gruber, will scarcely stand for his resignation on account, or ureyruss burst of tcmner. The trouble beean recently when Dreyfuss positively refused to give any of the. sporting editors a. pass .for friends for July 4th games. It was noticeable that in some of the papers yesterday little or no mention was made on the sporting pages of games with Philadelphia. Last night Dreyfuss tendered an apology to Gruber. PLUNGER CLEANS UP RING. "Pittsburg Phil" Thought to Have ' Won $80,000 at Sheepshead. New York. July 6. "Pittsburg Phil succeeded in getting square with the layers. He had been doing well up to Tuesday, but this was the day when he nearly put the ring out of business. Some people say that Mr. Smith has re ceived one of those auiet : tips rrom the Jockey club that his room would be preferred to his company such a hint as resulted in the disappearance of Steve L'Hommedleu but there . is nothine known to support this view. "Pittsburg Phil" picked up a jockey, one William Shaw, at New Orleans last winter. Shaw came east and mani fested one marked ability that of sit ting still. Beyond that he did not seem to he much of a iockey. He has pro gressed, and the development of his talents culminated when he beat three favorites today, with Kamara at 6 to 1, Charentus at 8 to 1 and Fiara at i to 2. His employer backed all these horses, getting some 15 to 1 for his money about Charentus. Further than this. Rolling Boer was backed from fours to S to 5 In the second race. Shaw was not on Rolling Boer, but the colt's fall in price was attributed to "Pittsburg Phil." It is estimated that he must have gotten away with any thing from $30,000 to $80,000 of the lav era' money. High Prices For Yearlings. London, July 6. The late Duke of Westminster's yearlings were sold at auction today. A filly by Persimmons, out of Ornament, brought 10.000 guineas. The present Duke of Westminster bought a brother to Flying Fox for 6,- 00. A colt by orme-K.issing jup letcn- ed 9,100. Twelve head were sold, and the average price was 3,608. NATIONAL LEAGUE. AT PHILADELPHIA Score by Innings: R H E St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 7 9 Philadelphia 1 0001000 13 10 2 Batteries St. Louis. Powell and Criger; Philadelphia, Piatt and Douglas. AT PITTSBURG. Score by innings: RH E Pittsburg , 0 0002100 0-3 9 4 New York u DlHiiii: u ( i Batteries PittsburK. Waddell. Leever and Jiimmer; New York, Carrick and Bowerman. AT CINCINNATI. Score by innings: RH B Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 1 0 Brooklyn 0 0000010 12 10 0 .Batteries Cincinnati. Newton ana renz; Brooklyn, Nops and Farrell. AT CHICAGO. Score by innings: R H E Chicago 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 02 8 1 Boston 0 0000000 00 7 2 Batteries Chicago. Taylor and Dona hue; Boston, Dineen and Clements. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. Games Games Per Won. Lost. Cent. Brooklyn 38 21 .644 Philadelphia 34 26 .5'.7 Pittsbure: 34 8 Chicago 31 30 .& Cincinnati 29 32 .475 Boston 27 32 St. Louis 25 32 .4:19 New York 21 37 .3ttf AMERICAN LEAGUE. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Score by innings: RUE Indianapolis 2 0000000 57 11 3 Detroit 0 0300100 26 U 5 Batteries IndianaDolis. Guese. Barnes. and Powers: Detroit, Cronln and McAlis- ter. AT MILWAUKEE. Score by innings: RHE Milwaukee 0 0000000 00 8 1 Chicago 0 000001 0 01 6 0 Batteries -Milwaukee, Jjowlmg ana Smith; Chicago, Katoll and Sugden. AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING. Games Games Per Won. Lost. Cent Chicago 40 26 - .606 JviuwauKee 3 M IndianaDolis 34 28 .648 Cleveland 34 30 .&31 Minneapolis 31 34 .477 Kansas City 33 37 .471 Detroit 27 36 .429 Buffalo 24 42 ,36-1 WESTERN LEAGUE. AT DENVER. Score by Innings: RHE Denver 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 012 15 10 Pueblo S 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 313 15 3 Batteries Kane and Sullivan; Xerkes, Parrott and Graham. AT SIOUX CITY. Score by innings: R H? E Sioux City 0 10 0 S O 4 0 8 2 St. Joseph. 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 5 1 Batteries Sioux City. Parvin and Cole; St. Joseph, Maupin and Kling. SHORT CHANGE MEN. Arrested For Trying to Defraud War ren M. Crosby's Cashier. Two men giving very appropriate po lice court names were arrested by the police Thursday evening. They are Gil bert Cusser and C. W. Hooker. Yesterday afternoon the men went In to Warren M. Crosby's store and Cusser presented a $20 bill to the cashier ask ing for change. The cashier obligingly handed out two $10 bills and Cusser deftly secreted one of the bills and then claimed that he had been short changed. In order to prevent a disturbance an other $10 was given him and the police were notified. They were watched and later in the day arrested. Cusser is charged with working the old short change game and Hooker Is held as a suspect. Duellists Kill Each Other. Tuscon, Ariz., July 6. Antonio Soso and Jose Vasquez, two prominent Mexi can cattlemen, quarrelled over a cattle brand in San Pedro valley and both were killed in a fight with guns. A feud between cowboys employed by the two men killed has arisen and serious trouble is feared. inn th fill Kind You Haw Alwaw Bai& Be th ) The Kind Yoa Haw Always BonjS The Kind Yoa Haw Always B'gsatua of O ja. 3 "X O I T A. . Bean ti st Kind Yoo Haw Always Bscgll KANSASNE17S. Cherry vale Trying to Locate a Water Works Plant.- . Find a Natural Reservoir on a Creek Near Town. WILL COST $5,000 OR SO Farmers Near .Beloit Lose Much Wheat by Fires. Careless Boys and Sparks From an Engine Responsible. Cherryvale, July 6. This city is with out water and is doing some nveiy skirmishing to secure the much coveted Adam s ale in necessary quantities. A committee has been sent out to in vestigate. They found a place on Drum creek where they could build a dam and make a large reservoir or water, but owing to low banks and swift cur rents it would be a pretty expensive un dertaking. The place that struck the committee as most favorable was on Sycamore creek, where there are high banks ana no danger of overflow, a dam 800 feet long would make a reservoir 800 feet by 3,000 feet with an average depth of seven feet. This according to the fig ures of the committee would make about 120.000,000 gallons, which would last the city 450 days If it did not rain a drop, then allow one-fourth of it for evaporation. The proDaDie expense ai this place would not be over ja.uuu. BIG WHEAT FARMERS. Miller Bros. Near Arkansas City Have Made $100,000 in Four Years. The Miller brothers, who operate the 101 ranch, have made $100,000 in four years. They rent their lands of Ponca Indians paying $10,000 a year. They have 6,000 acres in wheat and 25 har vesters have been running day and night to cut the grain. About 150,000 bushels or grain will be harvested. Out of their wheat and live stock they will make this year $75,000 cash; last year they made $25,000. On the ranch $40,000 was paid in wages last year, and $50,000 will be paid this season. The company, composed of a father and four sons, is engaged in wheat raising as a profes sion and the members have faith that by the end of five years more they will have cleared $1,000,000 from the 40,000 acres they farm with such method and exactness. Over 8,000 acres will be put in wheat next fall. Arkansas City Traveler. WHEAT BURNS UP. Farmers Near Beloit Lose Over 2,000 Bushels by Fire, Beloit. July 6. While threshing on the farm of William Tweed, sparks from the engine set fire to a stack of wheat, de stroying about 500 bushels. Zack Huffman. Irvin Jones and Wil liam Peden, farmers near Beloit, whose farms adjoin, lost over 1,500 bushels of wheat in stack and a portion not yet cut by the carelessness of some boys passing who were smoking. Other losses by these men were three wagons and two header boxes. Those who saw the wheat burning in the fields not yet cut say it was a thrilling scene. Pension for Kansan. Washington. July 6. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Henry H. Dale. Pratt. $8: James H. McCormick, Garden City, $8; waiter v. Fay, Kansas City. $8: Henry C. Rankin, Weir City, $6. Additional Maxon H. Lamphear. Mound Valley, $8. Increase John Keller. Howard. $12: John M. Smith, National Military home. Leavenwortn, $8; Charles Chenault.Wa mego, $8; Robert W. McCoskey. Lan sing, $8; Wm.H.Chadwick, Corning, $10; John S. Cupp, Elm City, $10; special act June 20, Joshua Mitchell. Seneca, $50. original wiaows, etc. l,ucy A. Puti fer, Castleton. $S; special accd. June 16. Amanda Scoggins, Lovewell, $8. w ar with Spain (original). Wm Ml. Osawatomie, $S. Injured in a Runaway. Clay Center. July 6. While a daugh ter and son of William Rundle, a farm er living about six miles north of town, were attending the Fourth of July cele- Dration nere, tneir horse became un manageable and in try-ins to subdue him the bridle or bit broke. The young man Jumped out, the horse ran away and when turning a corner the young lady jumped and in alighting broke her leg. Physicians were called and the limb may have to be amputated. NOW A DEMOCRAT. Webster Davis Renounces Alle giance to Former Idols. Kansas City, July 6. Webster Davis, standing for the first time in the course of his political life' upon a Democratic rostrum, was the center of a dramatic scene in the Democratic convention yes terday afternoon as he bade a formal farewell to the party that has nursed his political fortunes and in solemn tones de clared: 'I stand upon this platform and shall support William Jennings Bryan." In dramatic style and with all the force and magnetism of a fine orator, Mr. Davis began his address: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Con vention: I appreciate verv hltrhlv th honor con ferred upon me by inviting me to say a few words at this time, and I shall not detain you but a moment. I have been honored highly by another cartv than this in the past. I have served that party well aim nave renoerea services as good as tne honor I received and the account Is bal anced now. (Great applause and cheer ing.) Lite, numan lire, is hut a narrow span between two great unknown eternities, and life is too short for a man to sacri fice his principles or his love of country for money or for office in this republic. (Enthusiastic applause and cheering.) I have never yet read or heard a platform that was so intensely American as the platform read here in this convention. (Continued applause and cheering.) Old conditions have passed away, old ques tions have passed and gone, many of them, and new questions are now before the American people. I care not a snap of my finger for par ty or private criticism. I care nothing for office, for I gave up one voluntarily better than you can give me Hgreat ap plause ana cneer,ng, ana tne man or newspaper that makes the statement that I was forced to leave the administration against my will, absolutely, unqualifiedly and maliciously lies. (Thunderous ap plause and cheering.) i I love liberty. I love equality of rights, and I love justice, and when the party that I belong to has been too cowardly to take a stand for liberty, to represent gov ernment aerainst British aristocracy and monarchy, I leave it and leave it for good. (Wild and enthusiastic applause an cheering.) In every part of Europe and Africa the charge is made by the British press and the British officials that there is a secret alliance between this country and Great Britain to the effect that in case of any foreign nation attempting to Intervene In behalf of the poor Boers that this republic will stand by Great Britain with its army and its navy. (Cries of -"No, "no.") I have yet to hear of the administration denying that report. I defended the ad ministration in every address I made in behalf of the Boers since my unfortunate visit to that country for me, I say un fortunate, financially and politically but I say now I will never defend it again because it has not taken the chance at its national convention to tell the American people that we are for liberty and repub lican forms of government. (Great ap plause.) Liberty! We all love the splendid word the sweetest word that ever blossomed upon the tongue of man, and as one great Republican senator said in the United States senate, it has come to pass that we must whisper the word liberty in Washington. Is it a fact that liberty is to become ob solete in the American lexicon? Is it a fact that this great republic must chain Itself to the chariot wheels of the British empire In Its mad race for land and gold? I sympathize with people struggling for liberty everywhere. I sympathize with them as they struggled for liberty in every country. And when the war broke out with Spain, we said then that it was not a war for conquest, not for glory, but for carrying liberty to people who were cry ing for help at our feet. (Great applause.) And the boys marched up from the Northland whose fathers once marched in tattered blue, with the song their fath ers loved. "My Country, "Tis of Thee," and the boys came from the Southland, they whose fathers once marched in rag ged gray, to the music of "Way Down South in Dixie" (applause), and they fol lowed the men who at once led the North ern and Southern armies down to Cuba and into other lands, and into the islands of the sea. They marched under one flag in behalf of one country to the music of one splendid melody, as they felt in their hearts the music that inspired the men in the days gone by: "In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea, As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free." The crowd at this noint broke out into a ' demonstration, yelling and waving flags and hats, and it was some little time be fore order was restored. The speaker at tempted several times to go on, but was forced to wait some little time. He fin ally proceeded as follows: Up until that point the war was right, but when we passed beyond that point the administration went too far. But It was another indication of following in the footsteps of Great Britain, when our flag rose over the flag of the rotten Spanish monarchy the American republic could not resist the temptation then of follow ing in the footsteps of Great Britain and It thirsted for land and gold, and that is where the mistake was made. We should have stopped at the end of the Spanish victory, when we brought liberty to the people who were ground to death under the heel of Spanish tyranny. We do love liberty. The masses of the American peo ple stand for the blessed idea of liberty, justice and equality of rights, and I dare say today, if it were possible to get the news over the British cable to the Boer farmers in the two South African repub lics, that these representatives of six or seven million American voters send a word of sympathy to them, many a Boer would shout for joy In the hills of the Transvaal. Grander struggle for liberty was never made in all the. world history than tha struirele beintr made by the Re publicans and Democrats in South Africa. Let us sympathize with them, -and I am glad that you have taken this action to day, and at the polls in November follow it up. Let American principles ever live. Let tnem go on ana on tor years iu coma a a an Institution to eenerations yet un born. Liberty, love of country, one flag. one country, one spienaiq. aesuny aione. I stand UDon this platform and support William Jennings Bryan. BRYAN IS PLEASED. Gives Out a Statement After News of Nomination is Received. Lincoln. Neb., Jury 6. There was no marked demonstration at the Bryan residence when the news of the nomina tion came. Mr. Bryan was reclining on a lounge in the parlor with only the family present when state senator tai bot, in the telegraph room above, shout ed: "You're nominated, old man." Then Mr. Talbott came hurriendly down stairs, and Mr. Bryan reaching for the bulletins, reamrked jokingly: Talbott, this is terribly sudden." Nearby neighbors came in to extend congratulations and others called up the nominee by 'phone. Late at night Mr. Bryan repeated what he had said so many times before. that he was unable to say whether or not he would go to Kansas City. State Senator Talbott, who has here tofore affiliated with the Republicans, gave out a statement saying He would vote for Bryan. When asked for a statement, after his nomination, Mr. Bryan gave out the fol lowing: 'I am very much gratified to learn of the adoption of a platform which . Is clear and explicit on every question. 'The controversy over the silver plank was not a controversy between men who differed In principles, but rather a dif ference of opinion as to the best method of stating the question. If we only had Democrats to deal with, a simple reaffirmation would have been sufficient, but we have to deal with the Republicans as well as Democrats and some of the Republicans would mis construe our purpose and endeavor to twist it into an evasion or abandonment of the silver question. 'Our appeal is to the patriotism and conscience of the people, and we must take them Into our confidence If we ex pect them to have confidence in us. Our platform deals honestly and fearlessly with every question before the public and since we have nothing to explain we can spend all our time in assaults upon Republican policies. The industrial trusts have alarmed, many who were not with us in our fight against the money trust In ls'Jb. We shall not disappoint them; we shall not cease our efforts un til every private monopoly is destroyed. Imperialism appeals to many as the most dangerous of the evils now menac ing our country. It involves not only a change in our ideas of government, but a return to the militarism of the old world. No matter how many differ as to the relative importance of the ques tion now before the country, every one must recognize that an economic evil can be corrected more easily than one which attacks the foundations of gov ernment. If we adhere to the principle that government is a thing made by the people for themselves, the people can In time remedy every wrong, but if that doc trine is once surrendered the people are powerless to redress any grievances. The six and one-half millions who supported the Chicago platform in 1SS6 stand like a solid wall against the trusts and against imperialism. If 10 per cent of those who by voting the Republican ticket brought the present dangers up on the country will join with us this nation will once more become the cham pion of liberty and an inspiration to the oppressed everywhere." Best Prescription For Malaria. Chills and Fever is a bottle of Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. It is simply Iron and quinine in a tasteless form. No cure no pay. .race, aoc. 20.00 Cincinnati and Return via the Santa Fe. Tickets on sale July 10, 11 and 32. Good leaving Cincinnati as late as Au gust 10. Account international conven tion Baptist Xoungf People a Union. RAILROAD NEWS. Adjustment of Santa Fe Oper ators' Grievances Finished. Members of the General Com mittee Eeturn Home. SOME CONCESSIONS. Officials Agreed to Salary In crease in Many Instances. Adjustment Probably Ends All Differences For Some Time. The members of the general grievance committee of the Order of Railway Tel egraphers have returned to their homes after finishing the work of adjustment with the Santa Fe officials. The new schedule of rules and wages, as agreed to by General Superintendent Resseguie and Superintendent of Telegraph Sholes will be published. The late conference between the Santa Fe officials and the grievance committee of the O. R. T. probably ends all differ ences between the company and the op erators for some time at least.Each sta tion along the line of the Santa Fe pro per from Chicago to Purcell, El Paso and Albuquerque, was -taken up sepa rately, and any adjustment made that was deemed necessary. In many in stances increases in salary were grant ed, and in some cases salaries were re duced. The increases, however, will amount to but a small sum annually. The difference between the operators and the Santa Fe company at one time threatened to become serious. The grievance committee came to Topeka with a demand for increases amounting to a horizontal advance of about 15 per cent and a number of concessions in rules. When these demands were turn ed down abruptly by the Topeka offi cials, talk of a strike was indulged in, but fortunately this did not come to pass and the differences have now been adjusted. OTTAWA MEN AT WORK HERE. Oar Repairers Laid Off in Ottawa Find Work in Topeka. Word has been received here from To peka that 15 of the car repairers laid off from duty here some time ago can have positions at the Topeka shops if they wish to go there. It Is probable that the men will go next week. A number of repair men have already gone to Topeka and have secured jobs. The wages paid there are $2.25. The men made $2 here. Ottawa Republican. It is true that several men from Ot tawa have taken positions in the shops in this city. The wages paid in many instances probably amount to $2.25 per day. The men in Ottawa work by the day while those in Topeka are paid by the piece. It is to be seen, therefore, that the men are paid Just what they are worth. It is possible that a few receive even more than $2.25 per day. WIVES OF RAIL ROAD MEN. Two Prominent .Ladies Who Have Histrionic Ambitions. The New Tork Mirror of last week contained an announcement of the ap pearance Mrs. A. S. Greig, wife of the general manager of the El Paso & Northeastern railroad, as a performer at Keith's vaudeville house in that city. The announcement establishes rather a peculiar coincidence when considered with the fact that the wife of the audi tor of the same road was formerly on the stage. Mr. H. A. Conner Is auditor of the El Paso & Northeastern road, and Mrs. Conner was formerly Miss Marguerite Binford of this city. Several years ago Miss Binford appeared in New York as "Carrie Flagg," the standard bearer, in the original production of Hoyt's "A Milk White Flag," and made such a "hit" that likenesses of her in her stage costume were distributed broadcast through New Tork as advertising mat ter. Miss Binford quit the stage to be married, but when here two years ago declared that she would gladly resume stage life if it was not for her husband's opposition. THE REDS WON. Defeated Valley Falls in Close Game. The Santa Fe Reds were victorious in the ball game played with the Valley Falls team by a score of 11 to 8. This when the Valley Falls team was assist ed by a battery from Atchison, which was secured for the occasion, and Gep hart, one of the Washburn players. The game was easy from the start. Much dissatisfaction was manifested with the decisions of the umpire. He repeatedly made decisions unfair to the Reds. The score by Innings follow Reds 0 1 7 0 0 0 2 1 011 Valley Fall 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 08 This is the way they played: Valley Reds. Positions. Falls. Bair ..........Catcher ........ Meyers Sherman ..Pitcher ........ Quigg Baughman.. 1st base Hoff Gardiner 2d base Gephart Shannon 3d base Lewis Wakle ........shortstop ..Murray Sullivan left field Legler Larkins center field ......Newman Miller right field Simons Umpire Gephart. FROM WELLINGTON. Fireman Walt Amick and family left last night for Hennessey on a visit to Mr. Amice's parents. Brakeman Frank Irland is laying off on account of sickness. Joe Bailey is taking his place. Relief Agent Ingham has returned from Argonia where he has been for a month relieving the Santa Fe agent. Fireman Hentzel was sent to Hutch inson to take the second side on the through passenger put on between Hutchinson and Blackwell. It was reported here some time ago that Fireman Ernest Bowden, formerly of thi3 city, had his leg cut off in a street car accident and died In Kansas City. A letter received from his wife states that it must have been some oth er person of the same name. Her hus band has not been hurt, and is working In a hardware Btore in Kansas City. SANTA FE LOCALS. Engineer Charles Sharp and Fireman Ed Connelly are layin goff to attend the Kansas City convention. George Britenall, wiper at the round house was sent out as fireman yesterday on account or a scarcity or help. Engineer Tom Jones has reported for work. Fireman Sam Ash Is representing two men during the month of July. He dou bles the road, every day on 115 and 116 and 108 and 105. r Wrilliam Robinson, of Argentine, who has recently returned from Raton was sent out to fire an engine yesterday.' Harry Snyder of the machine shop is laying off. Peji sketches of McKinley and Bryan adorn the walls of the railroad T. M. C. A. reading room. - J. H. Taylor of the car shop is laying off. P. J. Graber.'J. C. Graber and Chas. Link of the coach department are lay ing off. R. P. C. Sanderson and Rendall Cong don, the new foreman of the blacksmith shop, spent the Fourth in Ft. Madison. HIS WORKIS DONE Noble L. Prentis Stricken With Paralysis. There is little Hope That He Will Recover. Burlington, la., July 6. A special from Laharp says that Noble Prentis of the Kansas City Star was stricken with paralysis while visiting his sister there and is not "expected to recover. Noble Prentis was a thorough Kan san. He came to Topeka from Illinois in ib'j. He secured a position at once on the Daily State Record and from that time was identified with Kansas newspaper work. The following sketch of Noble Prentis was written by D. W. Wilder, an inti mate friend and ex-state officer who now lives in Kansas City: "The man who has been a Kansas edi tor during the boom period is a man who believed In Kansas all over, all the time, and all the way through. Noble renus is sucn a man. He has been "here a quarter of a century. He has edited tne Record and Commonwealth, in Topeka; the Journal, in Lawrence; the Union, in Junction City; the Cham pion, in Atchison; the Republican, in Newton, and never did better work than he has been doing as an editor of the NOBLE PRENTIS. Kansas City Star. He has written a thousand articles entitled 'Vote the Bonds.' He has helped build hundreds of school houses, churches, academies, colleges, railroads. "Every man, woman, event or inci dent that could be reported he has re ported. He has edited the telegraphic copy, supplied one-quarter of the words and making all of the heads. And he has done this with more wit and humor, more varieties of happy illustrations, than any other Kansas editor. He has always had Kansas on top, In prose and verse, in song and story, and has turn ed on the stream of wit and wisdom ev ery day and night during 15 years of boom. "Prentis has more knowledge that Is available for newspaper use now, at noon, or now, at midnight than any editor I have ever known. He remem bers it or knows where to find It, and find It quick. "He was born in Illinois, of New Eng land parents, ha3 lived in both localities, and is a Yankee and a western man in one. He was a soldier, and knows the south. He has traveled a gooC deal In his own country, has tieen In Old Mex ico and In Europe. He has read num berless books and newspapers and has a marvelous memory. He reads French, knows French history well, and United States history in a way that seems like perfection. He has written four or five books on travel, all bright, pleasant, en tertaining. "One of the peculiar facts about Pren tis Is this: He can talk to anybody. The man spoken to by Prentis don't get mad and refuse to answer, but laughs and goes to talking with him. And so Prentis travels, meeting in teresting men and learning more and more all the time. On the Cunarder when he was two days out the passen gers all knew Prentis; had heard some good stories; and they called him the "Kansas man." And when he wrote about the trip in "The Kansan Abroad" he got orders for the book from all sorts of places and countries. "The boom is over, our boom B7-87 and the boys who lived and wrote in such high, radiant hopes will soon be over also. Kansas had its beginning in our day. The boys who follow ua will see It all peopled, and will complete the great work that began forty years ago. In the new set that follows us there will be no better editor than Noble Prentis, but there 'will be more than one man like him, and they will hunt him up' in the library of the State His torical society. There, in the rooms where Prentis spent so many happy hours they will find him, will laugh with him, re-print him, and say of him: 'This printer, soldier and editor was honored pioneer of our beloved state; ; we 11 keep his memory green.' "CUTS NO ICE." So Says Dare Mul vane of Dem ocratic 16 to 1. Republican National Committee man is Tery Sanguine. David W. Mulvane, the youthful na tional committeeman of the Republican party In Kansas, who predicts that the national Republican ticket will carry in Kansas next November by a larger majority than was given the state ticket two years ago, says the Demo crats have made themselves ridiculous in Kansas City this week by discussing whether or not to simply reaffirm the Chicago platform "or" put in the plat form a specific declaration for silver. "It seems a funny proceeding," said Mr. Mulvane today. "Those who want ed a specific declaration in the platform appear to have had the idea that unless such a declaration was made the peo- STANLETSPEAKS Tells Swedish Independent Club He Admires Sweden. Recounts Deeds .of Heroes of That Nation. HE REPRESENTS ALL. Says That is What He Has Tried to Do. Frank Nelson Plunges at Once Into Politics. The Scandinavian Independent club, an organization which seems to be po litical In its objects with a tendency toward the Republican side of the po litical fence, held a meeting in the old court house last night to listen to ad dresses by Governor Stanley and Frank Nelson. The meeting was opened by a song from the Scandinavian Glee club, which sang in their native tongue. The music was all right, but the governor was in the same position, the average citizen is when he attends grand opera. Mr. Nelson had the best of it, for he could understand the words. The club afterward sang a song in English, the theme being that everybody would vote for Stanley. It was one of those cam paign songs which are written with the name of the candidate in blank so that it can be inserted to fit any occasion, and candidate. Governor Stanley was introduced by the chairman, who remarked that the state had been given a good, clean ad ministration, and should again elect the same officers. In his remarks Gov ernor Stanley said: "I have tried to do what the chairman says I have done I have tried to represent not one party, but all the people of the great state of Kansas, and have done what I think is to their best interests." He thanked the club for its invitation, and then went on to speak of his great admira tion of the Swedish nation. "During my boyhood," he said, "I took a great Interest In the history of Sweden and its people. I followed its story back and read of the struggle of the people who were striving for better government, better civilization and better institu tions in 1500 when Gustavus first laid the foundation for that wonderful coun try as Washington did for ours." He eulogized Gustavus Adolphus and Charles XII, and spoke of Jennie Llnd, Nelson and Capt. Ericsson of the Mon itor; in fact, he called up about all the citizens of Sweden who had got into history, including Dr. Swensson and Frank Nelson. He paid a high com pliment to the Scandinavians when he said that a glance at the police court records would show that emigrants from their country gave less trouble than those from any nation on earth, and attributed their good citizenship to their ancestry. The governor did not get into poll tics until toward the close of his speech when he said: "I want to ask you aa men from a country which has pro duced such men as Gustavus Adolphus and Charles XII, Do you think those men would, permit their country's flag to be hauled down where it had been raised in the cause of liberty "' He closed with an appeal to the Scandi navians to uphold the glory of the coun try of their adoption. Mr. Frank Nelson did not hesitate to bring in politics. He began by say ing: "As I came into this hall I saw the stars and stripes before me, and as I looked to the right and left I saw the same emblem. I looked behind me and again saw the nation's flag and, and this reminded me of a remark I heard a gentleman make today. He said: 'The sun never sets on Uncla Sam now, and no nation of the world can set on him, either.' " He continued with en comiums of the stars and stripes, say ing that It was "the emblem of liberty, and always would be, whether flying over this country or the Islands which had fallen Into our hands by the chances of war." He stated that the war with China was not for spoils or the acquire ment of territory, but was a war of education against barbarism, and added that the United States was now a world power and would have to meet and solve the problems of the world. He closed by saying that the duty of all good citizens who shared In the inheri tance of the great country was to en large and protect that which had been given us. pie of the country would refuse to be lieve the party; that is, that the people wouldn't believe they meant 16 to 1 in the event the Chicago platform was simply reaffirmed. I can't figure out how reaffirmation of the Chicago plat form could mean anything but 1$ to 1 strong, but apparently the Democrats at Kansas City had a different tneory. "Personally I don't think 16 to 1 will t cut any Ice in the campaign this year. I believe the nomination of Charles A. lOWIlC WUU1U I i i t C t, UlC llt-RCt o . " i - in Kansas, but not because he repre sents definitely the 16 to 1 element. The fact that there are more Populists in Kansas than Democrats, and many Silver Republicans, would make his choice under the circumstances par ticularly a good move as far- as Kansas is concerned." Mr. Mulvane says he has no doubt that it will be- possible to arrange with the national Republican committee to secure Governor Theodcre Roosevelt for a week in Kansas duritig the campaign, "We will make an effort to have him here the week of the G. A. R. reunion at Hutchinson,' which 18 the last week of September,1 but If we can't get him then other arrangements-will be made. Governor Roosevelt will probably be in the west for some time. The Tact that the Twentieth Kansas reunion is to be held at the same time as the G. A. R. reunion, with people from every portion of the state present as a result, is our reason for particularly desiring the presence of Governor Roosevelt at that time." MRS. CASTLE WILL DIE. Eldorado Woman Whose Throat Was Cut Cannot Live. El Dorado. Kan., July . Mrs. Olin Castle, whose throat was cut with a razor by Miss Jessie Morrison a week ago, will probably die. The crime was committed through mad jealousy. Mrs, Castle lingered between life and. death, but yesterday she began to sink. Last night she summoned relatives and friends to her side and wrote she was going to die, and was ready. To Jessie Morrison, who inflicted the wound, she wrote this message: "I forgive you; the Lord will forgive you If you ask Him." She distributed her keepsakes to the loved ones and told them who she wanted to sing at the funeral. After the crime Miss Morrison was arrested, charged with assault with in tent to kill, and was released on $5,000 bond. In the event that Mrs. Castle dies the charge will be changed to mur der in the first degree, and Miss Morri son will be rearrested.