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JHugsy McGraw Still Leads Big
League Batters.
TYasjner and Flick Are Close at
Ills Heels.
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
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
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.
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-
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:
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
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
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,
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
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-
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.
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
"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.
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."
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
Score by Innings:
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.
New York 0000011 0 02 9 2
Brooklyn 2 0240010 9 14 0
Batteries Mercer, Taylor and Bower
man; Kennedy and McQuire.
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
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.
Score by innings:
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
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
Score by innings:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Pitched Battle at Salina Occurs
In Early Morning.
Residence of Geo. Bishop At
tacked and Bombarded.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The Sun says: "If all the people of
Neodesha were stood up In line and
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. .
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.
Two Burlingame Youths in a Serious
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,
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. . , .
Kranich & Bach
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.
0'& PJCTOrl
150 Miles Along
The Columbia River
By Daylight
Only Tire ITlarifei
uAznra tes rax?
For Tickets, Time Tables and full in
formation , call on F. A. La wis. City
Ticket Agent, or J. O. Fulton, Depot
Ash Pit Doors, Grates, Thresholds,
Pig Troughs, Etc
Snd and Jackson.
Rest and Health to Mother and Child
has been used for over FIFTY YEARS
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.
Via "Great Rock Island Route."
Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m., arriving
Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00
o'clock next a. m.

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