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TOPEJvA STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 28, 1900.
SPORTING NEWS. JHugsy McGraw Still Leads Big League Batters. TYasjner and Flick Are Close at Ills Heels. ClilGER BES1' CATCHER Hoy Thomas Has Easily Made the Most Kuns. Quinn Announced the Best Sec ond Baseman. New York, Aug. 28. Latest figures of the league campaign, compiled up to last Thursday, show that urbane ana courteous gorilla, Mugsy McGraw, still perched in the place of leading bats man of the whole procession. Hia record haa fallen in a fortr.ight from .404 to .393, and two sturdy titters, "Wagner and Flick, "are at his heels. One or the other of this pair will probably lead the league when the strif ia over. Jake Beckley ranks sixth among the good hitters, while Irwin and Barrett, who are now over the .300 mark again are Cincinnati's other contributors to the .300 column. Thirty-five men are batting over the .300 mark, and the num ber is not likely to be much altered dur ing the balance of the season. Hoy Thomas has made more runs than anyone else and Wagner the most base bits. Criger still leads the Catchers in the fielding records, though by a narrow margin , Kahoe comes in fifth, Feitz tenth and Wood twelfth. Tannehill leads the pitchers. McGann leads at first, Beckley ranking eighth. Joe Quinn still tops the second basemen, while Stelnfeldt comes eighth. Cincinnati tak ;s a double-header with the third basemen, Irwin and Steinfeldt both hav ing fat margins over all competitors. Steiney'a record is the better of the two in point of hard labor 180 accepted Chances to Irwin a 149. rahlen leads the shortstops, Corcoran ighth. Heilrick heads the center field ers, Donovan the right fielders and Kelley the left gardeners, their names, odlly enough, coming in order. Sam Crawford ia eighth among the suburban players. Philadelphia still leads In team bat ting, Brooklyn five points to the bad. Cincinnati is seventh. Brooklyn leads in fieldii, and the Reds are tied with Boston for second honors. Cincinnati leads in extra base hits, and Father Chadwick will probably preach a week on scientific batting when he sees that the three clubs weakest in batting per centages lead the league in mere slug ging. Bans "Wagner is eisily the star in dividual slusgger, Fiick second, Sam Crawford fourth. Sheckard leads the base runners, Merte second, Barrett eighth. McGlntty holds his rank as leading pitcher, and Tannehill clings to second place. Counting only those pitchers who have ben in ten games Scott ranks . tenth, Ureitensteln thir teenth' and Halm sixteenth in the list. A special, table showing runs per game oft each pitcher, bas?s on' balls and strike outs tells some interesting tales. Cy Young has done the most effective pitching in the land f 38 runs per game, and but 26 passes In 6 battles. Tanne hill shows up finely, and the great work of Mercer shows what he might do with a winning club behind him. Four of the Pitsburg pitchers stard so high that the victorious career of their team,, despite the weak batting. Is- easily understood. Hahn shows up best for Cincinnati.with 4.13 runs per game. TITZ TO FIGHT NO MOKE. Grand Old Pugilist, Failing to Get a : Match. "With, Jeffries, Quits the Ring. New York, Aug. 28. Robert Fitislm mons last night announced his retire ment from the pugilistic ring. He made an ineffectual attempt Monday to get on a match for the heavyweight cham pionship with Jamea J. Jeffries, to take place before the Horton law expires at midnight next Friday, and issued the following statement: "I am through with fighting. - I will retire from the ring and will not claim the championship from Jeffries. I am ready and on edge to meet him next Friday night, as hia manager suggested ten days ago, but as he claims he is in no condition to fight on that night, I arn through with him and with the ring. Henceforth there will be one man less in the heavyweight division, for I W ill go out with the Horton law." -. Fitzsimmons, with his manager, Per- ForFlGS Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. Jjvsertts in tjte most acceptable form tfte Jarative frjicjpJes of nanls Ait own to actjnostfmencjally: TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCQ SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE , ICY. NEW YORK. M.X ror s by &rvre'f price SO per hettf. cy Williams,- of Bergen Beach, met William A. Brady, representing Jeffries, yesterday afternoon. Last Saturday Fitzsimmons deposited $2,500 to bind a match between himself and Jeffries for next Friday night and Brady sent word thaUhe would meet Fitzsimmons to ar range for a battle between Jeffries and the ex-heavyweight champion. itz simmons said he was ready and willing to meet Jeffries on Friday night before the Twentieth Century club under any conditions as to the division of the purse or gate receipts which would suit Brady. He said he would be satisnea for the winner to take all or to split the purse in half or to give 65 per cent to the winner, or 65 per cent to the loser, or in fact, any terms possible so that he could meet the present cnam pion before the expiration of the Horton law. Brady, in reply, said that Jeffries was in no condition, as ne naa qun training several days ago. He said it would be unfair to Fitzsimmons to force a match with a man physically unfit for such a contest.. Fitzsimmons replied that Jeffries had had plenty of time to get into condition, and said that although he had gone through two very severe battles during the last two weeks, he was on edge now ana reaay to fitrht to regain the championship. Brady said it was impossible for a fight to take place between jerrries ana Fitzsimmons on the date mentioned, but that he would put up a forfeit at once to bind a match between the two, the fight to take place within three months from September 1 and a side bet of $10,000. Fitzsimmons would not listen to this proposition, and said that it was only made for advertising pur poses. WALCOTT "LAID DOWN." Acted Very Peculiar in Fight With Tommy West Last Night New York, Aug. 28 The fight between Tommy West and Joe Walcott, which was the main attraction at the Twen tieth Century club in Madison Square Garden, ended in a most peculiar man ner last night. The bout had gone eleven round verr much in Walcott's favor, as he had minished West very badly about the body and had him in a very weakened condition. When the bell rang for the twelfth round, to the surprise of everybody, Walcott refused to go on, claiming that he had injured his left arm. Referee Charley White, suspecting crookedness, insisted on Walcott s continuing- but the neero refused to do so. which left White no alternative other than to declare West the winner. There was quite a large sum of money wager ed with West the favorite, and the referee was outspoken in refernece to Walcott's peculiar actions, w nite saia: "Walcott was not injured, he quit de liberately and it was my candid, con firmed opinion that he was actuated in quitting by some dishonest motive. I believe that Walcott was encouraged to act as he did by some person closely con nected with him. That he should act thus is no surprise to me, as he estab lished a precedent for similar work in San Francisco not so very long ago. "And I think it was a scheme to hurt the management of the Twentieth Cen tury club, which has5 all along acted in good faith." Manager Kennedy, on behalf of the club, announced that Walcott's share of the money would not be given to him, but would be donated to some charitable institution. There were many anxious inquiries as to whether the bets made would be called off, but Manager Ken nedy, on behalf of the club, said that as betting in New York state was illegal, he was sorry that the club could take no cognizance of wagers made. Otherwise, all persons connected with the club would be glad to call all beta off, M'COY TO RUSH CORBETT. Jim Will Fight Carefully to Avoid the Xid's" Awful Blows. The following matches will be decided in New York this week: Tuesday Joe Choynski vs. Peter Maher, at Broadway Athletic club. Wednesday Benefit to John L. Sullivan, at Madison Square garden, at which all the leading heatvyweights are billed to appear. Thursday Jim Corbett vs. "Kid" Mc Cov. at Madison Square garden. Friday Joe Gans vs. Ial Hawkins, at Broadway Athletic club. New York, Aug. 28. "It is said that Mc Coy will begin rushing right off the reel, hoping to outslug me in the first few rounds and secure a quick victory. I will allow him to tire himself out and then sail in and finish him." Such was the plan of battle outlined today by Jame? J. Corbett for his contest against the tricky "Kid" at Madison Square garden Thurs day night, a battle which marks the last contest between notable heavyweights be fore midnight of August 31 sounds the death knell of the Horton law. "Pompadour Jim," who looks far heav ier than before, especially through the neck and about the shoulders, realizes that he has a hard task before him to down the hard-hitting Indlanian, even though he has full confidence in his abil ity to do bo. Continuing his analysis of McCoy, Corbett said: "I know McCoy has a knock-out wallop in either hand if he lands, but I don't intend he shall land. And If he fails to defeat me in six or eight rounds he never can beat me for I can go twenty-five rounds at my best pace, as I showed against Jeffries, and my weight will tell in a long fight. Again, no man who stands with his feet apart like McCoy does will ever beat me. I shall fight a careful battle, more careful than usual, for I have more to lose than McCoy. AVhen I beat him he can say, "Well, I'm only a middleweight, while I should have no such poor excuse." James J. Corbett and Kid McCoy are both in first class condition for their fight Thursday in Madison Square garden. Corbett haa been training faithfully at Bath Beach, L. I., and he says he is con fident of an early victory. His trainers are Dal Hawkins, Charles Goff, Spider Kelly and Arthur Keeley. McCoy has been training at Saratoga, and those who have seen him recently Say that he weighs 18 pounds and Is In condition to tight the hardest battle of his life. Many of his admirers are confident that he will defeat Corbett. His nrincioal trainer is Jack O'Brien, of Philadelphia. He takes a oany ride ot twelve miles on horseback.. For years Corbett and McCoy have been recognized as the cleverest men in the profession, and ever since McCoy an nounced his ambition to shine among the heavyweights there has been a demand for a meeting of these two by those who desire to see a really clever battle rather than a slugging match. Even as Corbett and McCoy stand out as the leading exponents of cleverness among pugilists, there is a differentiation between this cleverness. Corbett is a great defensive fighter, a master at block ing and srettlnar in and awav ou of harm quickly. McCoy's skillj shades over toward mat or tnckiness. lnere Is no Mttle point or device to annoy or disconcert an op ponent with which the smilingly sarcastic "Kid" has not up his pugilistic sleeve. And these two men are to clash In what will probably be the celeverest battle ever fought between large men, both of whom are also great ring generals. With this treat in prospect a large crowd went out to Bath Beach to get a line on Corbett, but only the chosen few were admitted to his training quarters, located at the extreme end of a large pier and walled in by a wood partition. There, too, Corbett sleeps on the floor, a mattress only covering the matting on which he boxes. The supposition is that he will become hardier sleeping in this way. Atnone those who saw him were John Considine, his business partner: Joe venaig, ieo Mayer ana a party ot boon makers: George Siler and his wife, and a number of New York newspaper men: The "ex-champ." first posed for a num ber of ohotojjraDha. then nunphwi the buff until he had started perspiration, follow- lnw witn tnree rounds with cnariev lion, two with "Spider" Kelly and one with Lai Hawkins. The boxers were all lighter than Corbett, the object being to develop the latter's speed to the utmost. But it was from the bout with Ooft that the spectators derived the best informa tion. Corbett was bieer and stronger, for he must weigh all of 1S8 pounds, yet one could not help being somewhat dis appointed. During the entire bout he hardly struck a straight blow. His lefts were those hooks which he has made fa mous, while at the infighting he looked as if he would be at the mercy of a strong, rugged boxer. His desire to get away quickly naturally lessened the force ot nis mows. iiut it corbett s aggressive tactics, which are not his strong point. were a tritle disappointing, his defense was superb, almost impenetrable. He has lost no skill in that direction, and the blocking and footwork which enabled, mm to outpoint Champion Jeffries for twenty three rounds stood out prominently. Cor bett kept his wind well all through his work and is in trreat shane. althoueh per haps not better than when he fought Jef- irles. Leo Mayer, who saw Corbett work.- had come directly from Saratoga, where he naa seen McCoy, (JorDett s rival, tie suo stantiated the reoort that McCoy intend ed to begin the fight with a rush and try to out-slue Corbett. This seems his natu ral tactics, as McCoy can hit the harder blow, and if he lands it rieht can put away almost any one. Mayer thought the betting should be even money and take your. pic, i-ie saia tnat Maxey .tsiumen thal and a number of prominent book makers were now McCoy adherents, and this fact may help the price on Corbett. who would otherwise probably be about a 7 to 10 or 8 to 10 shot. McCoy is said to be brown from outdoor work, and in much better shape than at any time with in the last year. CORBETT ACHES TO FIGHT. Wants a Bout With Fitz or Jeffries Before September 1. New York, Aug. 28. James J. Corbett Would like to get on a match with his old time rival and conqueror, Bob Fitzsim mons, to take place before September 1. Corbett meets Kid McCoy on Thursday, but win or lose from McCoy he offers to arrange a bout with either Fitzsimmons or Jeffries, to come oft on August 31. Fitzsimmons haa posted a forfeit of $2, 500 to bind a match with Jeffries for the latter part of the month. So far the champion has rerusea to come to terms, but he is given until today to cover Fits simmon's money. If by that time Jeffries has failed to re spond to the Cornishman's defi. Corbett says he will cover Fitzsimmon's forfeit and take the boilermaker's place. Bast week Corbett and Fitzsimmons were talking about a match to come off out west for $10,000 a side. Both fighters seemed sincere in their intentions, and the mafch may 'yet be arranged. Fitzsimmons, when informed of Cor bett's desire to meet him on the 31st, in stead of Jeffries, said that he would have nothing to say until it was definitely known just what the champion intended to do. As Fitzsimmons signified his willingness to fight Corbett at Carson City for $10. 000. it Is probable that he will give the Californian a chance, providing Corbett defeats McCoy. Following is the challenge Issued by Corbett: "If JefTries will not fight Fitzsimmons on the 31st I will. If Fitzsimmons refuses to fight me I will fight Jeffries on that night, win or lose with McCov. "JAMES J. CORBETT." When asked what he thought his chances in a fight between himself and Fitzsimmons were. Corbett said: "Well, I think they would be first class unless Fitzsimmons would require easier game. I am ready to arrange a match with him at once and will post $2,500 to bind the match. The match can stand whether I win from McCoy or not. I think I can defeat Fitzsimmons and I am sure a fight between us would draw a whole lot of money." WHEELMAN'S NOVEL IDEA. Will Try to Bide Across the Sahara Desert Crossed Chilcoot Pass. Chicago, Aug. 28. Chilcoot Pas3 was crossed last year by C. A. Stevens, who constructed a snow cycle with tires as large as those on an automobile. The machine proved such a success that more are being built for use in the Cape Nome region. Stevens, who recently returned from the gold fields, is about to start for Africa, where he will ride across the Sahara. He has been experimenting on very sandy roads and. as a result of his discoveries, the bicycle will be built with a wider frame and larger fork than the ordinary wheel,-providing a wider tread to allow the use of a big flat tire four inches wide. Stevens believes that such a tire will prevent the wheel from sinking deeply into the sand and will enable him to make good time across the desert. The wheel will be a chainless one and, with the exeception of the changes in tire and frame, will be the same as the one with which he beat all transportation records over Chilcoot Bass. Stevens will make the trip in the rear of a camel train, so that if he finds it im possible to finish it on his wheel he can take to a camel. The wheel weighs thirty pounds. BRADY BRINGS A SUIT. Theatrical Manager Wants an Ac counting of Late Fight Receipts. New York, Aug. 28. William A. Brady, manager of Jeffries, the champion pugil ist, has brought suit against James C. Kennedy and Patrick T. Powers, the man ager of the Eastern league of baseball clubs, for an accounting of the profits of the Twentieth Century Sporting club of Madison Square garden. Brady in his action alleges that he has not received his share of the profits from "Doctors failed to reach my case and advised me to try a higher air." There is no greater irony than a recom mendation of change of climate to those whose circumstances m&ke change of climate impossible. How many a suf ferer in such a case has wistfully watched the flight of the south-seeking birds, and cried with the Psalmist, " Oh that I had wings." But suppose you can fit the lungs to the climate instead of fitting the climate to the lungs. That is what has been found possible by those who have used Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery. It so purifies the blcod, remov ing the clogged and poisonous conditions favorable to disease, that the whole body is strengthened. With new strength comes new power, and disease is resisted and thrown off. There is no alcohol, whisky or other intoxicant contained in GoIcienMedical Discovers "I fee! that I owe a debt of gratitude to yon for preparing such grand remedies, for chronic diseases especially, which the doctors failed to reach," writes I. B. Staples, Esq., of Barclay Osge Co., Kans. "I am a railroad agent, and tour years ago my work keeping me ia a warm room and stepping out frequently into the cold air gave me bronchitis, which became chronic and deep seated. Doctors failed to reach my case and adri&ed me to try a higher air, but, for tunately for me, a friend also advised me to try Dr. Pierce's medicines. I commenced taking your "Golden Medical Discovery,' and by the time I had taken the first bottle I was better, and1 after taking about four bottles my cough was entirely gone. This was a year ago last winter ; and again last winter I took about three bottles to prevent a return of the trouble. I have found no necessity for seeking another climate." Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are power ful aids to the cleansing of the clogged system. By all dealers in medicine. the boxing contests which have come oft In the garden lately and wants an in junction restraining the defendants from distributing the profits; already made and muse expeciea to De recuizea oeiore ine repeal of the 'Horton law eroes into effect. September 1. David Gerber, counsel for Brady, says that over $90,000 was realized oy the three tights heki already-and tnat more than $40,000 is expected to be taken in Thursday night at the Corbett-McCoy fight. HARTZEL AND MILLER-. .. . Chicago League Club Will Get the Crack Flayers. Chicago, Aug. 28. Present indications do not bear out the reports that there will be serious trouble between the Chi cago National league team, headed by James A. Hart,- and the American league, led by Ban B. Johnson. At least, there will be no trouble over the players that the National league magnate here will claim from the American league, under the contract w-hich gave the new association the right to play a team here last spring. The two players have already been selected by Mr. Hart and Ban Johnson was responsible for the statement today that both of these men will be on the pay list of Mr. Hart next season. There are Hartzel, left fielder of the Indian apolis club, and Roscoe Miller of the Detroit club, who is now recognized as the best pitcher in the American league. Both Managers Watkins and Burns demurred, for they realized that the very best men were being taken from them. But the players will come to Chicago next season. BROAD AND SULLIVAN. Little Pugilists to Battle Tonight at Coney Island, New York, Aug. 28. Kid Broad, of Cleveland, and Tommy Sullivan of Brooklyn, will battle for 25 rounds at Coney Island tonight. Sullivan defeated George Dixon recently, after six terrific rounds at the Seaside Sporting club. He is undobutedly one of the best punchers for a little fellow seen in the ring. The winner of the contest will meet Terry McGovern. NATIONAL LEAGUE. AT CHICAGO. Score by Innings: R H B Chicago 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 St. Louis 0 0001000 01 9 0 Batteries Menefea and Dexter; Powell and Robinson. AT BROOKLYN. New York 0000011 0 02 9 2 Brooklyn 2 0240010 9 14 0 Batteries Mercer, Taylor and Bower man; Kennedy and McQuire. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. Games 3ames Per Won. L"t. Cent Brooklyn 59 37 .615 Pittsburg 65 47 .539 Philadelphia .. 50 43 .510 Boston 49 49 .600 Chicago 49 51 .490 Cincinnati 48 S3 .475 St. Louis 46 52 .469 New York '..39 53 .402 AMERICAN LEAGUE. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Indianapolis and Minneapolis rought eleven innings to a draw, the game being called because of darkness. Score by innings: R H 13 Indianapolis ..,..0 00000 0000 00 7 4 Minneapolis 0 000000000 00 8 0 Batteries Kellum and Powers; Harvey and Fisher. AT CLEVELAND. Score by innings: R TT B Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 Chicago .' ..9 0 0 0 0 0 0 I 1 2 4 1 Batteries Hart an iSpIes; Denzer and "Woods. AT BUFFALO. Score by innings: - R H 33 Buffalo 0 0000000 00 4 1 Kansas City 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 04 4 1 Batteries Kerwin and Speer; Gear and Gonding. AT DETROIT. Score by innings: R H B Detroit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 7 7 Milwaukee 1 3210011 09 10 2 Batteries Cronin and Shaw; Waddell and Smith. AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING. Games Games Per Won. Lost. Cent Chicago 66 41 .617 Indianapolis 60 49 . 550 Milwaukee 62 " 62 .544 Detroit 68 57' .504 Kansas City 67 67 .500 Cleveland 62 59 .4-8 Buffalo 52 64 .4-18 Minneapolis 43 71 .377 WESTERN LEAGUE. AT OMAHA. Score by Innings : R H F Omaha I 0 002000 '.I 6 1 Sioux City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-2 3 3 Batteries Roach and Wilson; Parvln and Cote. AT DESMOINES. Score by Innings: R H E Des Moines 2 0100000 25 6 2 Pueblo 0 2100100 04 7 2 Batteries Klendon and Loman; Lally and Closson. WESTERN LEAGUE STANDING. Games Games Per Won. Lost Cent. Denver . 59 38 . 610 Des Moines 62 it .sms Sioux City 44 48 .476 St. Joseph 47 63 . 469 Omaha 46 63 -4rt4 Pueblo 41 65 .425 The Meet at Wichita. Wichita, Aug. 28. The programme for the State Sportsmen's association meet ing to be held in this city has been printed and is being sent over the state. The association will convene here on September 4, 5 and 6 and the meetings will be held in Riverside park under the ausDices of the Wichita Gun club. The officers of the association from this city are President Paul Mellinger ana feec retary George R. Parham. It has been arranged that the shoot ing participated in by the members of the club will commence every morning promptly at 9 o'clock, and the rules will be the new Interstate association rules recently adopted. A number of fine prizes are offered by the association and will be competed for by a number of the leading sportsmen of the state, Detroit Players Fined. Chicago, Auar, fe8. President Johnson of the American league today ordered First Baseman Dillon of Detroit, sus pended and fined, and Second Baseman Ryan of the same club fined. This is the second time recently that the De troit aggregation has been subjected to a penalty for playing the kind of a game which Mr. Johnson "frowns up. Football at Newton. Newton, Aug. 28. The football en thusiasts met at the auditorium and canvassed carefully the prospects for a first class team this fall. An organiza tion was effected with Leon Felgar as captain and C. L, Cooper as manager and treasurer. The Football Season. New York. Aug. 28. The football sea son will open with regular games Satur day, September 29. On this date several easerti games of some importance are scheduled, but in the west," the corres ponding matches are of minor Importance. (ANSAS NEWS, Pitched Battle at Salina Occurs In Early Morning. Residence of Geo. Bishop At tacked and Bombarded. BRICKBATS THROWN. Bishop Had Shot at His Neigh bors'Chickens and Cats. Seyeral Shots Fired During the Lively Fight. Salina, Aug. 28. A neighborhood war on Noith Santa Fe cluminated in a pitched battle early in the morning between Geo. A. Bishop and a party of his neighbors. The battle lasted for 65 minutes, or be tween 1:40 o'clock and 2:35 in the morn ing, and Ave shots were exchanged. Mr. Bishop says he was sound, asleep, when a crash of broken glass and splint ered timber awakened him. Upon inves tigation ' he found all the panes of glass and the sash broken out of the lower part of his window and a perfect hail storm of brickbats, railroad iron and odd missiles coming through the hole where the window had been. Bishop put his curtain back in place and awaited developments for awhile, but there seemed to be no let-up to the bom bardment, so he pulled his revolver and fired point blank at the bombarding party. Three shots from as manv revolvers an swered his shot and he fired again. After a lew more missies the bombarding partv finally left Bishop in peace, with a load of rock, brick and old iron among the wrecKage oi ine interior or his house. Trouble has been brewing between Bishop and his neighbors for some time. The cause seems to have been that isisnop kept a garden, and his neighbors kept dogs and chickens playing hide and seek in his garden, and he took a few shots at any strays that happened to be in reach. This increased the bitterness, until the battle of Saturday night result ed. No arrests have yet been made, but lawsuits will doubtless follow. THE MAN WITH THE HOE. Nearly Brains His Father-in-Law in a Quarrel Near Burlington. Burlington, Aug. 28. As a result of a family row J. T. Cunningham, a farmer, living about five miles south of town, is in jail, and his father-in-law, T. Hurd, is lying at the point of death with a hole In his skull two inches square. Tho trouble arose Sunday morning over some hay in which Hurd and a neighbor, Will Cokely, had an Interest. Mrs. Cunningham and her father became angry at Cunningham and made an assault on him, armed with clubs. Cunningham got away from them, locked himself in the house and started to get out of a window. Being stopped by Hurd, he ran through the door and caught up a two-pronged gar den hoe to defend himself. Hund, while advancing, dropped his club and took up a scythe, with which he struck at Cunningham, who drove one prong of the hoe through a heavy winter cap into the skull of Hurd above the left ear. The brain was penetrated. The wounded man retained conscious ness for several hours. This morning Prs. Salisbury, Cleveland and McMul len removed several pieces of the frac tured skull and say there 13 a small chance for the man's recovery. Cunningham was arrested, charged with assault with intent to kill. Mr. Cokeley witnessed the whole affair and his testimony would seem to establish a clear case of self-defense. Mr. Hurd is 72 years old, but is a more vigorous man than his son-in-law, who Is 63 years old. $22,000 LESS INDEBTEDNESS. Cowley County's Bonded Indeptednesa Has Been Reduced. Winfield, Aug. 28. The board of coun ty commissioners for Cowley county through the creation of a five mill tax for a sinking fund have reduced the bonded indebtedness of the county $22, 000 in the last year. This was done July 1, 1900, and the cancelled bonds have just been returned to County Clerk Geo. W. Sloan's office. The creation of a tax of five mills was for the sole purpose of lifting debts, and as a result of this levy, the county will be able next year to cancel about $26,000 more indebted ness. Last year was the first this tax -was levied and as long as times keep as prosperous as they have In the past four years, it will be possible to keep this tax alive. In the meantime should con ditions change the county will not lose and incidentally will have a smaller debt outstanding. IS MYSTERIOUSLY SHOT. Fourteen-Year-Old Girl the Victim o Unknown Assailant. Arkansas City, Kas., Aug. 2S. Jennie TTrvokpr. the 14-vear-old niece of W. M. Hooker, a negro barber here, was myste riously shot Monday while in bed. No clew to the criminal nor motive for the shooting can be found. The bed clothes Rnd her face were powder burned. The bullet entered under her chin and ranged up and lodged back of the ear. It was removed this morning by the physician. The girl will probably recover if blood poisoning does not set In. " FRUIT CROP IS DESTROYED. Hail Storm Does Great Damage Around Agrlcola. "Williamsburg, Aug. 28. Reports re ceived here today state that the dam age of Saturday's hall storm is much greater than at first reported. At Agri cola, west of here, the fruit crops are reported completely gone. The storm extended from Agricola east to Emer ald, a distance of ten miles. Great damage was done to fruit and stock all along the storm's course. LIGHTNING PROVES FATAL. Young Farmer Instantly Killed Dur ing Electrical Storm. Abilene, Aug. 28. During the severe electrical storm Monday Roy Smith, a young farmer, was instantly killed by a stroke of lightning at a farm house ten miles northeast of this city. A companion, who waa lying on the floor close by, was severely injured at the time, but he will recover. HEALTHY SKELETONS. People in Neodesha Live Over Reser voirs of Nature's Anti-Fat Remedy. Neodesha, Aug-. 28. In Its Issue the Sun claims a distinction for this town of 1,500 inhabitants enjoyed by no other community in the United States. The paper claims that a majority of the peo ple are thin in flesh and that many of the men and women weigh less than 100 pounds. The Sun says: "If all the people of Neodesha were stood up In line and curly Of our business now comes to us through the personal recommendations of people who have used Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. T"HE following letter from Mr. Cadwallader, dealer in gro- ceries, boots and shoes, general merchandise and grain, in West Lebanon, Ind., will be read with interest by his many friends and acquaintances, and is given below verbatim: West Lebanom, Ind. December iS, 1899. FspsiN Sybcp Company, lion ticello, 111. ; Dear Sirs.' I have been using Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin in my family for two or three years and must say that no family can afford to be or do without it. Our children like it and it keeps them healthy, saving us many a doctor bill; and I assure you should you ever make us a call you would certainly be prevailed npon to take a dose of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which you will always find in our home. Respectfully. IRA CADWALLADER. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is pleasant to take, and in using it you run no risk of an outlay without remuneration, as it is backed up by a guarantee from the manufacturers. . PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY, . 109 R. w. Squires, 732 Kansas Avenue. A. O. Rosser, corner 1 0th and Topeka Avenue. Swift & HoIIiday Drug: Co., 523 Kansas Avenue. A. S. Kane & Co Family Drug" Store, 832 North Kansas Avenue. A. C Klingaman, 120 E. Sixth Street. dressed only In Indian attire they would make a picture equal to those represen tations of starving' India." Physicians claim that the great bodies of oil and natural gas under the town are nature's anti-fat remedy. ACCIDENTS TO BOYS. Two Burlingame Youths in a Serious Condition. Burlingame, Aug. 28. Marcellus Cur tis Is at the point of death with lock jaw. He is the 11-year-old son of At torney Charles H. Curtis. About a week ago the boy stepped on the stubble of a weed which penetrated his heel. It was thought to be nothing serious until Sunday, when lockjaw de veloped. The continued convulsions have made him very weak, and there seems to be no hope of his recovery. A son of Silas Robinson Is in a pre carious condition also. He was trying to jump from a stone fence onto his horse, but fell between. A sunflower stalk penetrated his bowels, making an ugly, painful and dangerous wound. Pensions for Kansans. Washington, Aug. 28. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Adam C. Lynch, Ogden, $8; William H. Gibler, Leavenworth, $8; David Redrick, Kansas City, $8; William B. Fullerton, Ottawa, J6; Joseph A. Cowdrey. Galena. K. Additional Special, August 10, Lewis lxiupee. Chapman, fiz. Increase Samuel J. Bartlett, Fre donia, S12. Increase John C. Hieber, Lane, $10: Francis M. Homesley, Galena, $10; John Bottrell, Cadmus, $12; Christopher A. Walter. Hutchinson. $10:Collostin Davis, Newton, $10; William Higgins, National Military Home, Leavenworth, $10; James Conover, Parsons, $12. Reissue and increase Conrad Dalhoff, National Military Home, Leavenworth, $8. Original widows, etc.-Mary Hilta bridle, Brownell, $8; Elizabeth Witham Vermilion. $8: Sylva L. Miller, Dighton. $12; special act, August 10, Amanda M. Owens, Parsons, $8: . Virginia Petty, Lawrence, $8; Christena Schroeder, En- dora, $8; Hannah Hopper, Topeka, $8. Mexican war widows Special act, August 10, Rachel Oliver, Landon, $8. Good Word For Sugar Maple. There, is some Objection to the sugar maple tree, because it is of slow growth The writer of this planted a number of sugar maples 15 years ago, and they are now the handsomest trees in town: they have been fine trees ten years, certainly. The sugar maple grows more rapidly than is generally imagined, after the fourth or fifth year. Box elders and soft maples soon become a nuisance.and elms are unsightly. The sugar maple is the tree for this section. Every man who puts out soft maples or box elders, will finally cut them down, and plant sugar maples. Better begin right. Sugar ma ple trees cost no more originally than soft maples, and they are hardy. Atchi son Globe. Big Woodmen Meeting. Halstead, Aug. 28. The Woodmen of central Kansas will hold their annual log rolling in Halstead Tuesday, September 11. The list of prizes for -team drill is a most attractive one, there being more than $100 put up for competition. Rev. Thomas Martin, state lecturer, has been secured to make the address. Various sports have been arranged for among which is a ball game between Burrton and Ellsworth. A Big Emporia Melon. Carver and son have the largest mel on in town, and in fact one of the larg est melons in the state on exhibition. It is an 85 pounds melon raised by William Caldwell, living 20 miles south of town. Carvers expect to keep it on exhibition for awhile and then put it on -cold stor age and save it for the street fair. Its name is Jumbo Queen. Emporia Ga zette. Warn ego McKinley Club. Wamego, Aug. 28. On Saturday a Mc Kinley club was organized here with 200 members. L. C. Jennings, president; William Rogers, secretary; R. M. Chil cott, treasurer. , ' Old Settlers Reunion. ElDorado, Aug. 28. On 'Tuesday, Sep tember 11, 1900,. the old settlers of But ler county will hold their annual reun ion at the fair grounds. - Piles Cured Without the Knife. Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles No cure, no pay. All druggists are authorized by the manufacturers of Pazo Pile Ointment to refund the money where it fails to cure any case of piles no matter of how long standing. Cures or dinary cases in ' , in fourteen days. One application rives . , . Voltav.. Ithlnt hiqlont V ease ana iwi. . " ' " , 7 v. ? This is a new discovery and is the only Tile remedy sold on a positive guarantee, no cure, no pay. Price. 60 cents. If your druggist don't keep it in stock send us 50 cents in postage stamps and we will for ward fcame oy iunu. tv, 1 lii l i, -. Paris Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo. Manu facturers OI i-'rtA a 1 i , c:uiuu-fuuuua bus. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic Bodily- pain loses Its terror if you've a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Hclectrlc OH in the house. Instant relief in cases of burns, - cuts, sprains, accidents of -any sort. . , . Oneha!f MONTICELLO, ILL., U. S. A. SOLD BY OCXXXXX30CXXXXOCXXXXXXXXXXX3 ism Ton FINE Kranich & Bach TONE RJOT " stringy " or metallic not a harsh wrinkle in it but smooth, velvety, liquid, powerful, the Kranich & Bach ia rightfully among The Leaders. You will say so when you see it. We shouldn't sell so many of them if it wasn't; a choice piano of high value but moderate price. A beautiful mottled birch case, an elegant light Alencon walnut, will, either one, delight every artistic sense. ' ' Babcock Frost 718 Kansas Ave. OOOCOOCOCOCOCX3CXDOOCOCX30COO 0'& PJCTOrl 150 Miles Along The Columbia River By Daylight .oir.... "THE OVERLAND LI KITED" Only Tire ITlarifei uAznra tes rax? SA2T3AS CITT TO rOF.7LA17Z). For Tickets, Time Tables and full in formation , call on F. A. La wis. City Ticket Agent, or J. O. Fulton, Depot Agent. CfllMEY CAPS L CAST IROA Ash Pit Doors, Grates, Thresholds, Pig Troughs, Etc TOPEEW FOUNDRY Snd and Jackson. Rest and Health to Mother and Child MRS. WINSLOW'fl ROOT H I Vn rITKL'P has been used for over FIFTY YEARS BY MIULIO.NS OF MOTHKRS for their CHILDREN WHILiS TEETHING, with PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the CHILD, SOFTENS th GUM 3, ALLATH all jfAiiN, Y izyv oijiu ana the best remedy tor DIARRHOEA. 8ol4 by Drugjrtsts in every part of the world. Be sura to ask for "Mrs. Wlnslow's Sooth ing Syrup" and take no other klad. Tmih ty-nv cents a doiuo. COLORADO FLYEK. Via "Great Rock Island Route." Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m., arriving Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00 o'clock next a. m.