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TOPEKA STATE JOUKNAIi, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1900.
SP0RTING NEWS. Mnggsy McGraw Leads the League With the Stick. lmer Flick is a Close Second With 398 Per Cent. THOMAS HAS 90 RUNS. McGann and Cooley Tied For Lead at First Base. Joe Qainn Shows Up Best at the Second Bag. Brooklyn First In Fielding and Lively Base Running. New Tork, Aug. 13. Latest records of the National league players, compiled up to last Thursday, show that the bat ters have held their own since the pub lication of the last set two weeks ago. More men have gained In percentage than have lost. The leader has gone over .400, and the number batting .300 or bet ter Is still 34, the same as two weeks ago. Muggsy McGraw now leads the pro cession in batting, with a percentage of .404. Elmer Flick, who looks good to win out the year's honors, is second, with .398. Hanus Wagner is third, and big Lajoie fourth. Jake Beckley, who has slid down a little, la batting .332 In fourteenth place. Roy Thomas has made 90 runs, the largest number scored by any player. Flick has made 135 hits, six more than Wagner. Among the Reds Barrett, Crawford and McBrlde continue to hang below the .300 mark, Sam Crawford now having an average of but .272. Lou Criger still heads the catchers In fielding. .Plet and Wood rank ninth and tenth. Hawley and Tannehill lead the pitchers in field work. Hahn is twelfth, Scott sixteenth, Breitenstein seventeenth, Phillips twentieth and Newton twenty-second. McGann and Cooley are tied for the lead among the first basemen, Beckley coming fifth. Joe tjulnn lias an easy lead in percentages at second, but a comparison of his work with that of Harry Steinfeldt shows that Sir Joseph has accepted 241 chances in 55 games, while Steiney got away with 284 in six less contests. Charlie Irwin leads the third basemen by no less than 20 points, Steinfeldt ranking fifth. Davis leads the shortstops, Cor coran eighth. Heidrick leads the center fielders, Donovan the right fielders and Kelley the left gardeners. The Cincinnati squad are scattered down the column. Philadelphia still leads in club bat ting, with .297, not a team having a .300 average. The Reds have now tumbled to the bottom plate, with only .265. Tet, in odd comparison, they still lead in total extra bases, with .495, while the slugging Quakers are fourth, with .459. Brooklyn leads in club fielding. On the strength of the figures It is not hard to see where Brooklyn holds first place. The champions are second in team bat ting, first in fielding and first in base running. They have 1S7 steals to Cin cinnati 93. Averaging these showings the leaders are seen to easily excel all competitors. Hans Wagner and Elmer Flick are srtill the heavy hitters of the league. Wagner having 104 extra sacks to Flick's 102. Crawford comes third, with $5, a curious showing for a .272 point hitter, and strongly suggesting the idea that when Watioo Sam learns to bunch hits of the Burkett pattern, with his Plugging, he will be the marvel of the age. Sheckard leads the base runners. Jjoyle second, Barrett eleventh. McGinnity continues to boost his rec ord of wins. TannehSll second. Count ing in only those pitchers who have officiated In 15 games, Ed Scott ranks eighth In the procession, Hahn four teenth, Breit fifteenth and Newton twenty-second. REIFF RIDES IN IRELAND. Little American Jockey is Given an Enthusiastic Greeting. London, Aug. 13. Johnny Reiff, the 'American jockey, crossed to Ireland and rode two winners in the Curragh races in County Kildare on Thursday last. The little horseman got a tremendous- recep tion at the track, and said to a corres pondent: "I never knew anything like the en thusiasm of the Irish sports. It differs altogether from what I meet with in Kngland. I like the Irish, and shall be glad to come again. "Your Jockeys, however, ride awfully wild. They don't mean it, perhaps but they do the most reckless riding I ever paw.though they use splendid horseman ship. "They tell me that no Jockey is thought anything of .here until he has broken pretty nearly every bona In his body. I am not in that game." , AMERICAN BALLNINE IK PARIS A. G. Spalding Will Be Catcher and Spencer Eddy Pitcher. Paris, Aug. 13. A. G. Spalding, direc tor of sports for the American exposi tion commission, has been trying to se cure a baseball team from the United States, but has failed. He Is mow busy organizing a nine from among the Americans here to take part In the In ternational contest next month. Mr. Spalding says he has found splendid ma terial among the visiting college ath letes, the American exhibiters, and the employes of the American commission. Spalding himself, formerly a crack play er, will act as catcher, and Spencer Eddy, second secretary of the United States embassy, as pitcher. COMING OF THE NEW STAR. Taylor Follows Vardon to Mecca of Scotch Golfers. New Tork, Aug. 13. John H. Taylor, the open golf champion of Great Britain, arrived in New York on the steamship Etrurla. He will remain In this country several months, and it is expected that he will engage in matches with Harry Vardon, who was defeated by Taylor at St. Andrews, Scotland, for the open championship. If the men don't meet before, they will come together in the American open championship to be. held at Chicago on October 6 and 7. Taylor could not outline his plana to day, saying that nothing definite would e decided until he had consulted with George- H. Cann. his partner in business In Pittsburg. Cann is the professional of the Pittsburg Golf club. BLOAN BAILS FOR HOME. - Little Jockey Coming Over on a Busi ness Trip. ' London, Aug. 13. Tod Sloan has sail ed for the United States on a business trip. He intends to return at once, in time for the Doncaster races. Ha Is still suffering from a "bruised ear, the result of a fall at Liverpool. Before sailing he said: "But for the accident I should have won the Liverpool cup. urtnermore, I should now have bee on the top of the list of winning mounts ridden. As it is, my percentage of win nings is the highest. Racing in Eng land this year has been exceedingly well attended, notwithstanding the war in south Alnca." . American jockey ship has made a deep Impression in this country, according to tne sportsman, mat publication savs "Three years ago the posture of Tod Sloan was a Joke. Now it evokes seri ous discussion of the first principles of scientific riding. Is it right, it is ask ed, to sit as Sloan, Reiff .and other American jockeys do on the withers of the horse, he along the neck and hold the head just a little way behind the bit? Unquestionably this posture en ables the jockey to avoid much of the resistance offered by the air. It takes an advantage that no racing cyclist would aream or not taking." JEFFRIES MAKES AN OFFER. Will Meet Both Sharkey and Fitz- simmons Before Sept. 1. New Tork, Aug. 13. Jamea J. Jeffries is ready to defend his title of heavy weight champion before September 1. In a statement issued the Californian agrees to fight Fitzsimmons in Madison square Oarden before September 1. Thi is his statement: "Being desirous of demonstrating to tne American public that I am clearly entitled to the title of champion heavy weignt or tne world, I have today re turned to my training quarters to con tinue my work of putting myself into condition, nooert Fitzsimmons, who demonstrated Friday night that he a wonderful pugilist, and. for whom have intense admiration, has often stated since I defeated him that he would sacrifice anything for another chance to regain the" championship. When I fought him his manager forced me to give Fitzsimmons 65 per cent of the purse, win or lose, and in order to obtain the chance I agreed to this un heard of arrangement. Since that time I have held that I was entitled to a Sim ilar division of the purse if I agreed to meet him again, as there can be no question that my victory over him was clear and decisive. "If Fitzsimmons wil Imeet-me before September 1 I will agree that the win ner take all, or that the purse be di vided, 75 per cent to the winner and 25 per cent to the loser. If he claims that it would not be justice to Sharkey to declare the present match off between him and the sailor if this is Fitzsim mons' reason for not meeting me before September 1 I will then make this somewhat novel proposition: I will meet both Fitzsimmons and Sharkey before September 1, Fitz" first, on or about August 25, and Sharkey August 31. his proposition is made with the view of giving Fitzsimmons the chance he claims he wants to recover the championship, and not to do Sharkey any wrong by shutting him out of his chance to battle for the title. If by Tuesday I have received no favorable answer from Fitzsimmons I shall dis continue training and refuse to meet anyone until on or about June 1, 1901 "If Fitzsimmons should beat me on August 25 I will waive my match with Sharkey to him, and in this way it can be very pleasantly shown who is the champion." f itzsimmons has not yet made a reply. WAGERS ON THE FIGHT. About $300,000 Changed Hands- John L.'s Friends Bet on Fitz. New York. A us-. 13. It Is estimated that about J3)0,u00 changed hands throughout the country on the result or the KHzslm-mons-Ruhlin fight. Of this sum about SlOO.OiO was waaered in New York city Up the state the betting fraternity put out bets amounting to about $50,000. while tne remainder of the XoOO.OoO was divided among tne Dig clues or. tne west and south. Even money was the rule at the ring side. It changed from 10 to 8 in favor of Fitzsimmons earlier in the day. A great fleal or the money bet was placed by men from out of town. Most of these visitors favored Ruhlin, and. it was this that re duced the odds asrainst him. The largest bet recorded was that of Danny Duffy of New Orleans, son of the late Col. Patrick Duffy. He put up J2.600 on nroimmons against zw on tunnn by a man of the name of Wilson from Boston. "Brooklyn" Jimmy Carroll held the stakes. Most of John L. Sullivan's friends wag ered their money on Fitzsimmons. The Providence delegation stopped at his place. Among those In the delegation were Mike Keiiiy, tsarney i-'agan, mm Buckley, Kd dle Bohan, Pat Burns. Joe Brown. Fred Wlnship and Jim Daly. Most of the sports asked Sullivan for his opinion, and he said: "I have placed J200 even on Bob twice ana win try and dispose or ia.WO more at tne garden, l think he will do the trick quite handily." This made most of Sullivan's friends back the Comishman. Sullivan acted as stakeholder and his safe held about $8,01-0 in wagers. Wakely bet $1,000 even with a Chicago friend of Kitz and offered to back Lankv Bob the same way again, but found no takers. Sam Fitzpatrick was more for tunate and located a customer for a big commission on Kuhlln, getting It) to 8 for his money.. At Corbett's Johnny Consldine held these Dels: Manny Chappelle, $ou0 even on Ruh lin, with J. N orris of San Francisco; M". Lawrence, 200 to 1750 that Fitzsimmons wins in three rounds, with Morris Schleiser of Baltimore: John B. Thomp son of Cincinnati. $1,000 even that Fitz simmons would win, with "Sommer" Lo gan, of Louisville. K y. warren Lewis placed $1,000 even on Ruhlin with J. Smiles of Rochester. NELSON WINS AGAIN. Defeats Archie McEachern, of Canada, in Thirty Mile Paced Race. Philadelphia, Pa.. Aug. 13. Johnny Nel son of Chicago defeated Archie McBach ern of Canada in a. thirty-mile motor paced bicycle race at the "Voodside park track. Nelson broke every record from one to thirty miles, with the exception of those of one, two and twenty-five miles. Much of the interest In the race was lost owing to the accident to McKaehern's wheel, which precluded any possibility of his winning. The saddle of his bicycle broke in the last lap of the second mile. In securing: a new wheel he lost one and one-half laps and was able to recover only me nan lap. rseison s time lor tne thirty miles was 48:02 2-5. The previous record was 50:20 2-5, held by Elkea. CRESCEUS WON EASILY. Had Little Trouble in Beating Tommy Britton in Straight Heats. Chicago, Aug. 13. Before a slim crowd Saturday afternoon at the Washington park race track, Cresceus demonstrated nis claim to the title ot the fastest trot ting stailion in the country bv beatinar Tommy Britton in straight heats. A slight rain made the track lightning fast and in the first heat a local record was broken. Cresceus reeling off the mile In 2:(Hi1-s- The next heat was a second slower. Cresceus simply played with the Chicago horse, beating him as far as he wanted to. rue 2:2a trot was won in straigrnt beats by Mr. Middlemay. c K. . Biiitnes trotted nis wonderful little mare Lucille to wagon and lowered her record of 2:09i half a second, mak ing the distajice in 2:0i4. the fastest ama teur record heretofore being 2:0S1i. The mare was naced bv a runner, driven by George West, and was loudly cheered for her performance. Major Taylor Wins Close Race. New Bedford. Mass.. Aug. 13. The mid summer meet ot the Massachusetts divi sion of the League of American Wheel men came to a close Saturday. The most exciting event was the mile national pro fessional, which Major Tavlor won after iio-viiiK luugni out to tne nnisn every ritrjti he rode in, and especially the semi-finals, when J. A. Is'ewhouse of Buffalo pushed him faster than anv mile has been ridden without motor pace on this track. The mile was made in 1 :56 2-5. NATIONAL LEAGUE. AT CTTTCArsn Hard and timely hitting gave Pittsburg mi easy victory. Beaumont nit tne sec ond ball pitched for a homer, and every man on the team excepting Ritchev found Griffith for one or more hits. Tannehill was a little easy in the second and third, but was hit safely only twice after then. Attendance, 8,000. Score by Innings : Chicago 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 02 Pittsborg 1 2002010 06 AT ST. LOUIS. Brooklyn got to Jones in the ninth and won out in a fighting finish. Jones pitched in good form until this time. Score bv innings: St. Louis 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 02 Brooklyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. Games Games Per . . Won. Lost.. Cent Brooklyn ... 65 32 . 632 Pittsburg 49 41 .544 Philadelphia .... 47 40 '. .54J Chicago 44 4S .4:5 Boston 43 45 - 4M) St. Louis 33 47 .445 Cincinnati 39 60 - .438 New York 34 49 . 40? AMERICAN LEAGUE. It took ten innings for Detroit to win the first game, while the second one, after being Interrupted three times by rain, was finally won by the Detroit club through a batting rally in the sixth in ning. Foreman had held Detroit down without a hit up to that time, but the wet ball caused him to lose control. Ker win pitched the last two innings and was hit hard in the eighth. HZlberfeld's long and timely hits were the feature of the second game, aside from circus catches by Casey, Harley and Bierbauer. First game: Deiroit 1 00000000 12 Buffiilo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 Second game: Det roit 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 7 Buffalo 10U10000 02 AT MINNEAPOLIS. Only one game was played yesterday, the second being called in the third in ning on account of darkness. The first games was a walkover for the visitors, .who outtielded the home team at every -point. When the second game was called Chicago had one run, while Denzer had just succeeded la retirng the home team on strikes. Score by innings: Minneapolis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Chicago 0 1010004 39 AT MILWAUKEE. Milwaukee won both games from Kan sas City, shutting out the Blues in the lirst contest, while twelve innings were required to win the second by a score of 2 to 1. Sensational fielding marked both fames and merited the appreciation of 000 people. Waldron. Burke. Ketchum, Smith, Cotighlin, Clingman and Schaefer shone in tit-lding. while Anderson, Rett- fer. Ketchum, Waldron, Clingman and ungan led in batting. First game: Milwaukee 4 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 7 Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Second game: Milwaukee 0 1000000000 12 Kansas City 0 0000010000 01 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING. Games Games Per Won. Lost Cent. Chicago E6 3 .615 Milwaukee 65 45 .645 Indianapolis 50 44 .6.C Detroit 63 4 7 . 5a0 Cleveland 47 4S .495 Kansas City 48 54 .471 Buffalo 43 ES .42J Minneapolis 43 59 .416 WESTERN LEAGUE. AT SIOUX CITT. Score bv inninas: HUE Sioux City S 8 10 111 11 Des Motnes 1 00203 5 Batteries McDonald and Cote: McFar- land and lioluuan. AT PUEBLO. Score bv lnniuGrs: Tt H H Pueblo 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 10 10 Omaha 000042000 6 9 Batteries Parrott. Whiteridee and Gra- nam; coons, Aewmyer, .freeiaaa ana XjO man. AT DENVER. Score bv innines: HH E Denver 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 14 8 St. Joseph 0 0110000 13 7 Batteries Schmidt and Buelow. Gibson and Kilng. WESTERN LEAGUE STANDING. , Games Games Per Won. Lost. Cent Denver 51 33 .6 1 St. Joseph 45 Des Moines 39 Omaha 40 41 .525 SS .51-3 44 .478 41 .47 47 .414 Sioux City 35 Pueblo 34 Eskridge, 20; Auburn, 8. Auburn. Aue. 13. Eskridee beat th home team here Sunday by a score of 20 to 8. Kskridge 2 0 4 2 1 0 9 2 20 Auburn 2 01012200 S Batteries Eskridire. Cawkins and Moss- man; Auburn, .Henderson ana ienaerson. Saturday Ball Games, NATIONAL LEAGUm. Pittsburg, 5; Boston, 1. New York, 1: Cincinnati. 0. . St. Louis, 8; Brooklyn, 1. Philadelphia. 2: Chicago, o. AMESICAN LEAGUE, Detroit, 2-5; Buffalo, 1-4. Chicago, 5; Minneapolis, 1. Cleveland, 4-6; Indianapolis, 2-4. Milwaukee, 5; Kansas City, i. Baseball Notes. Since Hanlon has brought Gus W eyhing into the Superba fold he had that famous old athletics battery. W eyhing and Cross. Lave was a catcher In those days, and if need be he could go behind the bat now. Wouldn't it Jar some of the old-timers to read the names of Weyhing and: Cross on the score boards as a battery once more? Brooklyn is the first club to win dou ble figures in a series with 11 victories over Cincinnati in 13 games played. President Soden, of the Boston club. has gone to Yarmouth for a little rest. It is doubtful if Catcher Warner, of New York, ever plays ball again. Such is the opinion of the surgeons of the J. Hood Wright hospital, who attended him after his accident. His left elbow was fractured, pieces of bone protruding through the flesh. "This is one of tne kind of injuries that seldom heal right," said the surgeon. Meanwhile New York is looking for a catcher. Tim Donohue is the league s comed ian. Some people say he Is a pocket edition of Arlie Latham. Tim has his own views on every subject, and doesn't care whether they agree with other peo ple s or not. The other day Tim was discussing baseball in general with a friend, when the latter mentioned the fact that he thought Brooklyn had the best chance In the league for the pen nant. "Perhaps so," said Tim, "but they won't earn it. They've won half of their games unfairly. That fellow McGin nity isn't a genuine sportsman. He uses underhand tactics." And Tim walked dejectedly away. Brooklyn Times. Wonderfully well preserved Is that vet eran of veterans. Jack Chapman. It was only last season that he kept the Con necticut league Intact by taking hold of Norwich. But for the fact that he was prevailed upon to accept an excellent business proposition, he would be in the harness today. McGraw scored 13 runs in five games of the last eastern triD of his cluh. In 40 games he made 64 hits, with 71 totals, and stole 13 bases. KANSASNEWS. . Captain Albright Talks of the Citizens of China. Tisited Hong Kong and Canton While at Luzon. SAW NO SOLDIERS THEN Declares the Lower Classes Are Great Cowards. Turns Christian to "Work" the -. ' ' Missionary. Leavenworth, Aug. 13. Apropos of the interest in the Chinese war and the mystery surrounding the flowery king dom and the land of the firecracker, Captain W. S. Albright of the Twentieth Kansas, tells some Interesting facts concerning a part of China which he visited during his trip from the Philip pines back to the states. "We touched at Hong' Kong first on our homeward trip," said the captain, "but we did not stay there long. That you know, is an English city almost, and the trade and commerce of the place Is almost all foreign. Many of the buildings are after the English style of architecture, large brick and atone and many Chinese speak English. Of course, much of the town has the ap pearance and is a Chinese city for the Chinese are there in great numbers but it is an English port and English guns of terrible effect frown down upon the city from all sides. The city is sur rounded on every side except the bay by masked batteries of the latest ord nance and it is doubtful in my mind if any fleet that could be sailed into the harbor could take the qity. "The shops in the city are nearly all Chinese and the most of the keepers speak English. "WTe went from Hong Kong to Can ton which is seventy miles up the river. This is a real Chinese town and here you see tha coolies and the low class of the Chinese in great numbers. We pass ed through the floating part of the city, which consists of houses built on flat boats much like the barges used by Commodore Dresser; 300,000 live in this manner. "Canton is a walled city, but a large part of the population lives without, the wall. On the vessel going up to Canton I met a lady missionary who had been in that country fifteen years. She said the missionaries were doing good work there but the captain of the vessel who overheard her remarks said to me after ward; ' 'Ask a Chinese convert what - he is doing and he will reply, "Me workee Jesus." "He tells exactly the truth," said the captain, "and when he can no longer work the missionary he quits being a Christian. - "I went Into many of the temples while in Canton. There are over, five hundred of them in the city and some very unique ones. We were forced to take oft our shoes when we went inside. Buildings in Canton are not over two or three stories high as nearly all Chi nese buildings are and the shops are kept only on the ground floor. The main street of Canton is only four and a half feet wide and paved with large flag stones. The sun never strikes the pave ment on account of the overhanging buildings. "The Chinese of the lower class are arrant cowards. They are easily fright ened and if you strike one he will go away crying. I saw no soldiers in Chi na and the police they have go unarm ed. These iolice in their rounds at night carry a bell which they ring to frighten burglars and marauders away. I believe I did see two guns while in Canton. They are short, cannon-like firearms which looked like they might be such as boya here use on Fourth of July, but I saw no modern guns. "There Is all the difference in the world between Japanese and the Chi nese. The Japs are more like the Eng lish. They cannot be bluffed and they are quick to comprehend. The Chinese are the reverse and are slow and phleg matic. The Chinese become more like IMPERIAL JOSS HOUSE At Pekin, Where Emperor Kwang St Worships. 4$ ' ..imam v-t sir fc f-n&,"li&ttr s; .4. .".'. .Z This Is the first photograph published in any American newspaper of the Imnerlal Joss House in Pekin's Innermost Forbidden City, where Emperor Tfwknir Su if he has not already been murdered by order of the Dowager Em press prays daily for the. deliverance of his dynasty from the brutality of the Boxers. The Chinese Emperor is a good young man, but he is not conspic uous for dominant characteristics. . 1 the Japanese when they learn to speak English. The English speaking Chinese that I saw were bright and intelligent and were very quick." - ETTNSTON TO STAY. JTo Return Some Until the "Country is Pacified," Writes the Xansan. Leavenworth. Kas Aug. 13. A letter has been received here by D. R. Anthony, jr., from Gen. Frederick Funston, In which the aeneral states that he has re considered his intention of returning home and that he will remain in the Philippines until the country is pacified. General Funston tells of some late fighting with the insurgents and comments on the criticism of his having hanged some ban dits, we speaks nigmy or captain s.oen ler, a regular army officer on his staff. Captain Koehler is a brother of Lieut. T. Ij. Koehler. whom the bandits waylaid and killed recently. General Funston's letter savs in part: "I had thought of coming home, but have gotten so fully occupied in the work here that I am going to stay with it. We spend most of our time looking after the public roads' and bridges and protecting the people from robber bands, ana occa sionally chasing a small bunch of Insur gents. "Captain Koehler, with his troop of cav alry, has been with me lor some montns. We have scouted over this province of Nueva Eclja together for-weeks and have had several tlgnts wltn insurgent Danas. I have recommended Jvoenier tor promo tion for gallantry in the fight at Papayo, on June 14. Koehler is a fine officer and likes to work, which, I regret, cannot be said of everyone here. He was with me when I hantred a brace of bandits last March, which I see has aroused the ire of the copperhead press at home. WOODMEN AT OBERLIN. Two Days Log Roiling: With Elabor ate Ceremonies. Oberlln. Ausr. 13. Preoaratlons are com plete for the great log rolling association carnival and picnic in Oberlin August 15 and 16. The district comprises the Mod ern Woodmen of America and their aux iliary, the Royal Neighbors, of the coun ties of Decatur. Norton. Phillips. Gra ham and Sheridan. The attendance of members of these two orders and their friends will reach in the thousands. Gov ernor Stanley and Bank Commissioner John Breidenthal. fusion nominee for gov ernor, have accepted invitations to be present. Dr. John B. Dykes, Populist nominee for congress in the Sixth district, and Congressman Reeder will be here, to gether witn otner local ana state speaa- ers. Mrs. E. D. Wait, of Nebraska, su- 6preme oracle of the Royal Neighbors, and Miss Ada R. Borin, of Stockton, deputy supreme oracle, will also be present and make addresses. Variety camp, of Oberlln, has offered tne following prizes: Baseball tournament First prize, J150; second, a; tnird, 130. Band contest First prize, $50; second, 135: third. 25. Firemen's tournament First prize, J25; second, J15. Foresters' drill First prize, $25; second, $20: third, $15. Best M. W. A window decoration First prize, $10; second, $7.50; third, $5. Largest Woodmen delegation First prize, $10; second, $5. TRAIN OF CATTLE Averaging 1,600 Founds Per Steer, Leaves Barnes for Liverpool. Barnes, Aug. 13. Twenty-eight carloads of cattle, of which 815 head belonged to M. Solt & Sons, and 90 head belonging to S. P. solt, were shipped from Barnes to Glasgow, Scotland. The Missouri Pacific hauled them to St. Joseph, the B. & M. to Chicago and the Nickel Plate will haul them to Boston, where they will take the steamer, tt is saia tnis is tne pest tin round and largest bunch of cattle ever Hipped out or .Kansas. x ney were tea Drinoinftllv on alfalfa hay and cornmeai. and when they were loaded on the cars averasred 1,600 pounds. The owners took with them two cars of ground feed and one car of hay. The following persons from Barnes accompanied the cattle: L. C. Solt, C. J. Solt, 8. P. Solt. Monroe Solt, E. II. Potter. A. Seaton. E. F. McGurk. J. G. Noll, Wm. F. Lees and James Pifer. CLEVER NEGRO PORTER. Charged With Unlawfully Securing $96 of His Employer. Leavenworth. Kas.. Aut. 13. John Raw lins, a negro porter, lately employed at Cleverdon Bros.' drug store, is under ar rest on suspicion of having robbed the store Friday night of $96. Entrance was effected through a window, the bars over which had been loosened until they could easily be oushed aside. Rawlins stoutly denies knowing any- thine of the loss of the money, but as only he, Mr. Cleverdon and the clerk knew of Its nidlng place, ana as itawnns naa ordered a new suit of clothes and prom ised to pay for them Saturday night, the police think they have conclusive evidence against mm. x ne money was uiuut.ii un der the prescription counter, and after & - f W J- - 9S5Wf ; -tn getting it the bursrlar immediately depart ed. disturbing nothing else. Rawlins lives on West Chestnut street,- and is known about town as "Fiddler." OLD SOLDIERS' REUNION. Will Hold a Fou Days Gathering at Frankfort This Week. Frankfort, Ang.13. The reunion of old soldiers of Marshall and adjoining coun ties commmences here Tuesday, August 14, and continues four days. The first day will be veterans day. who will be addressed by W. H. Smith of Marysville, ana otners. E. C. Little speaks August 15. Women's Relief corps day will be Thursday, at which Belle C; Harris of .Emporia, will be the speaker. congressman Calderhead.ex-Congress- man Vincent, Department Commander Martin, Governor Stanley, J. W. Breid enthal and many other speakers, both state ana local, win De present. .present appearances indicate the reun ion will be a big success. D. B. Walkers president, and L. V. McKee, secretary of tne association, predict a masrnlflcent success ana an unusual large attendance or oia army ooya. CONVENTION OE SMITHS. Patriotic Family Will Raise a Flag at Newton, August 17. Newton, Aug. 13. On Friday, August xi, mere is to be a flag raising on the iarm oi jonn tsmitn. or Harvey county to which a number of leading: Kansas orators nave wen invited. Patriotism." savs the Newton Re publican, "is a marked characteristic of the Smith family. Mr. Smith himself is a veteran of the civil war, and his wife had four brothers in the Union army, one of whom was killed and an other wounded. And the pair now have four sons faithfully serving in the Phil ippines. Pensions For Eansans. Washington. Auer. 13. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Franklin Teariner. fawker city, $6; Tuglman A. H. Adams, Laton, $8; John J. McCormick, National Mili tary Home, Leavenworth. $S. Restoration and reissue Mason Ross. aeaa, jacieae, ?12. Increase Thomas Dalrvmnle. Minne apolis, $12; Abilah E. Kiner.- Emnoria. $10: Washington Pierce, Cedarvale, $10. . Special, July 27 Original widows, etc.. irieis.j iary n. iiiuott, mother. Ster ling, $25. Circus Day at Great Bend. Great Bend. Kan.; Ane-. 13 Burton county celebrated the close of her enor mous wheat harvest here Saturday by Lurnmir out en masse Tor tne niir Knre- paugh & Sells Bros.' show. Special trains were run from neighboring towns and Great Bend entertained the largest crowd ever seen nere. Kansas Pastor Drowned. St. Joseph. Mo.. Ausr. 13. Rev. Mr. Perrv Round, pastor of the First Baptist church of Elwood, Kas., was drowned today while bathing in the Missouri river. The Mod ern Woodmen, of which order the pastor was a member, have offered a reward of $50 for recovery of the body. Woman Found in the River. Atchison. Kas., Auk. 13. The bodv of a woman supposed to be that of Mrs. James Galloway, who secretly disappeared from Wathena, was found in th Missouri river above here Saturday night. ELECTRICAL STORM. Passes Over New York Doing Great Damage. New Tork, Aug. 13. Latest reports of the big electrical storm which passed over this section yesterday show that the havoc wrought by the lightning and wind was unusually severe. K. Benner, a bicyclist, was Instantly Kiiiea dv a ooit ot mrntnina Tlurinir tne storm while standing in the doorway of ine nenjamm Bros. Darning pavilion on tne snore of u-reat South bay near Bay Shore, L. I. Thomas Bunn. IS vears old. waji killed by lightning as he stood beneath a giant oak tree, where he had sought shelter from the storm, near Jamaica, L I. In Jersey Citv the eale tore off 40 feet of the roof of St. Paul's German Evangel ical Lutheran church and knocked down part of the rear wall. A trolley car of the North Jersey 8treet Railway company was struck by light ning in Orange. N. J., and the car was enveloped in flames. In the rush to escape five persons were injured, two of them se riously. Mary Lombard, six years old. of Orange, sustained severe scalp wounds and Injuries about the body. Mr. Kohler of Newark was hurt about the head and in jured internally. At Bloomtield. N. J., a circus tent was blown down. At Elizabeth liehtnlne struck a tank In the Bourne-Schrymzer oil yards on Front street and a big blaze resulted. At Hackensack. N. J., the wind stripped limbs from trees. A score of trees were hit by liahtning and torn to pieces. Un rooted trees mark the course of the storm In Hoboken. About 200 yards of the fence incloslnir St. Georire'a cricket arounds was also blown down and the gospel tent In a vacant lot was ripped Into shreds and thrown across the street. The training quarters of Joe Bernstein. the pugilist. In tills city, were struck by ligntning. .virs. 5ernstem was Knocked unconcious by the bolt and did not re cover her senses for more than 20 minutes. When the lightning struck the house Bernstein and Jimmy Michael, the cyclist. were puncning tne Dag in a room adjoin Ing tnat in wnicli Airs. iriemsteln was. The punching the liehtnlnsr. b apparatus was ruined hv tne ligntning, out Dotn Alien aei. ana iern stela escaped Injury. BRYAN'S SUNDAY. "Went to Church and Then Took - Luncheon at a HoteL- Chicago, Aug, 13. William J. Bryan spent Sunday very quietly. Ire the morning he attended the Emanuel Bap tist church, a fact which had. not been announced beforehand, so that the con gregation was no larger than usual. Mr. Bryan was -recognized, however, and was greeted by a number of people af ter the sermon. After church Mr. Bryan drove to the Chicago Beach hotel, where he took lunch with Senator and Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Towne and General Joseph Wheeler. The afternoon was devoted to rest and some necessary letter writing. Mr. Bryan will probably leave for Lincoln next Wednesday or Thursday. Best Prescription For Malaria, Chills and Fever is a bottle of Grove's Tantrlras Chill Tonic. It Is simply Iron and quinine in a tasteless form. 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