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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1900.
READY FOR CANS.
Terry McGovern Training Hard
at Milwaukee.
Fight to Be in Chicago Next
Thursday Evening.
SLOAN IN CHICAGO.
Dimiuutire Jockey On His Way
to California.
Football Endorsed by Chicago's
School Superintendent.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Dec 10. Terry Mc-Cov-ern
is working hard, alternating gym
nasium exercise with Ions-distance run
ning on the road. He followed the usual
routine work, taking a tenmiie run in the
forenoon and putting in two hours at the
gymnasium in the afternoon. He sparred
with DoiiRherty and Donohue, and suc
ceeded in asaln sending the big; Philadel
fihian to the floor twice with rights on
the Jaw. They did not spar for eiercle.
but went at each other at full speed.
;Mter the bouts Terry was asked what
course he intended to pursue In hla bout
jwlth Gans and said:
"It Is rather a delicate question, as T
Jtnow- there will be a great deal of betting
en the match, and as a rule my friends
will wager that I stay the six rounds.
Anyone who imagines that I will make a
tunaway Hunt of it is mistaken, although
5 will not say how I will go about it.
Jf mav take me a round or two to size
s
nv man up. and then 1 can octter i
low to reach my man. It would be Im-
fcossible for me to say Just what tactics
I will adopt, as I can not tell now. Ail I
vant is to reach the other fellow, and if
3 can not stop him. why. then it is be
rause my power has gone back on me. J
fend I don't think it has." ;
When asked about the report th.f
rrank Krne would challenge the win":' !
tf the bout Terry only said: "I defeat
JCrne once so decisively that there c;'. "
yio question about the decision, but if
3tarris savs that I am to have anoih
gnatoh with th Buffalo boy. why. all w. ii
end good. I will not back away from any
af them near mv weight."
Word was received today from the Adel
r'nia Athletic club of London making an
!ter of .r."oo and expenses for a battle be
tween McGovern and Hen Jordan of En
piand. Manager Rir.kle of the Nonpareil Ath
letic club of Louisville sent an offer today
u' fS.W "for a meeting of twenty rounds
between Terry and Kid Broad. Manager
Diarris has accepted on behalf of McGov
ern. the contest to take place some time
In January.
There will be the largest crowd of Mil
waukeeans attend the McGovern-Gans
fight in Chicago on December 13 that ever
1-ft the city on a similar mission. It is
Xiot estimating too high to say that fully
E'V people from this city will find their
way to the world's fair city the night ot
the fight- A low rate has been secured
nvpr the St. Paul road for the occasion
und it is very probable that a special
train will be run.
If the steclal train is not arranged for.
then the crowd will leave here at 4 o'clock
smd a special coach will be attached. Ar
rangements have already been made to
liave two leaving the Union depot in Chit-ago
at 3 o'clock in the morning and ar
riving here at 5. The persons desiring can
fro into the coaches at 12 o'clock, or right
efter the right, so that they need not kill
time about town waiting for the train.
ENDORSES FOOTBALL.
Superintendent of Chicago . Schools
"Wants Pupils to Play.
Chieaero. Deo. 10. "I do not believe a
city council ot board of education can
Ftop PchocUxiys from playlnsr football. I
do believe it is a truly American jcame. I
? -layer! it myself when I attended col
sre. anil enjoyed participation in it im
mensely. However, I am of the opinion
that the frame can and should be regulated
o far as It pertains to our hitch school
teams. I foresee no Obstacle to prevent
t ueh action."
This statement was made yesterday bv
Fuperiiuemient of Schools Cooley in a dis
cussion of the objections raised by Trus
tee Hrenan aaainst the prame at the meet
ing of the school managrenieTit committee.
The present head of the public school sys
tem is a firm believer in the ereat col
lege grame anil sees no harm in it when
the players are in frood physical condition
nd the officials are com(etent to serve
Sis the rtilers of the players.
"The fatalities which have come under
my notice this year have been in coses
where tite players were not physicaliv
ebie to withstand the vigorous treatment
to which players are sometimes subject-
d." continued the superintendent. "At
3irrariire. within two blocks from where
I live, a hinh school boy was fatally in
jured. I ascertained later that be "was
j-imply tackled and brought to tiie ground
by one player. There was no falling of
ten or twenty men on top of him. He did
not possess the stamina to stand the
strain probably had a weak heart or
romethin of that sort and the shock was
too much for him.
"It is such pupils as that -who should be
rreventp-d from joining? the plavers. The
iiifrh school teams should be regulated.
The members should be examined bv one
of the school medical inspectors and their
soundness and litness to participate in
the play determined by medical authori
ties. Then I believe there will be few
serious accidents and no fatalities."
SLOAN IN CHICAGO.
Suspended Jockey on His "Way to
California.
Chicatro, Dec. 10. Tod Sloan. the
prince of jockeys, arrived in. Chicago
yesterday. With him came Mr. and
Mr Phil Dwyer, Jr., and his valet.
J-'oilowintr the party was a squad of
porters who wrestled with seven big
trunks containing Sloan's wardrobe, and
the ebony-hueel valet, who was piled
fcifrh with valises and satchels and
many packag-es. Mr. Sloan went im
mediately to the apartments reserved
for him in the Auditorium Annex, where
he was yeen last night.
The little Jockey is heavier than he
has been In many months. "I am grow
in? as big as a house," was the wav he
expressed it. His waistcoat fits snug
and tight and the little American un
bhishingly acknowledged that he act
ually weighed 114 pounds. However,
this he considers is not so much of a
weight, for the exercise that he is to
take on the Pacific coast will pull him
donn to proper trim again.
Hefnre starting for California, how
ever. Tod Sloan will give the trap shoot
ers of Chicago a few pointers on how
to bring down the clay birds. He in
quired with much interest yesterday as
to which pun club was the best to at
tend and will devote probably this af
ternoon to perfecting his shooting in
reparation for his hunting trip in the
west.
"If I sro back to England for whom
shall I ride? Well, the Prince of
Wales is the only man with whom I
would Fign. I would far rather be a free
lance, and In my career on the British
turf I have been under contract to but
two Knglish gentlemen, and those two
were the prince and Lord William Beres
ford. Otherwise I have ridden the
mounts that I have wanted and at the
request of th? owners."
The trouble in Kngland that resulted
In Tod Sloan bein suspended from the
British turf took place in the big Cam
frridgeshiie race. Sloan was mounted
on Codoman, and. in addition to his
salary for riding-, the owner, F. Gardner
of Australia, promised him. a. large sum
U the horse won. Althougk the torse
did hot Win, finishing second, the! stew
ards of the club found that Sloan was
guilty of an infringement of one of the
rules. C. A. Mills, Gardner's agent, was
lined 25, as was his principal, and
drastic justice was meted out to Jockej
Sloan although he protested his in
nocence of any intent at wrongdoing.
PAUL PONS INDEED A GIANT.
French Wrestler Puta the Gigantic
Jeffries in Shada For Measurements
Chicago, ec. 10. Paul Pons, "the
noblest (Greco)-Roman of them all," the
French wrestler who will tackle Rooney,
the gripman, is in reality a veritable gi
ant. Articles have been signed for the
match to take place at the. Coliseum
tonight. From the looks of Pons Roo
ney will have hut little show.
Pons stands 6 feet 6 inches in height
and weighs 290 pounds. His measure
ments, compared with those of Cham
pion Jeffries, who wants to try a fa'l
v:in pons, are to the advantage of the
Frenchman. The following table shows
the difference: . ,
Age Pons S4: Jeffries 25.
Weight Pons 290; Jeffries 213.
Height Pons 6 feet 6 Inches; Jeffries
6 feet 1 inch.
Chest normal Pons 51.9 inches; Jef
fries 44 inches.
Biceps Pons 16.S8 inches; Jeffries 15
inches.
Forearm Pons 13.38 inches; Jeffries IS
inches.
Thigh 27.55 inches; Jeffries 22 Inch
es. Calf Pons 16.88 inches; Jeffries 16
inches.
Among those who have fallen before
the mighty Frenchman are Nolat, Apo'.
lo, Sebastian Miller, Tom Cannon, An
toine Pierri, Cristol and others. Wrhat he
considers as the nearest he ever came to
defeat was in his match with Youssouf.
the Turk. The match was wrestled at
the Folies Bergeres. Paris. In that bout
the two men pulled and strained and
tussled for two hours. At the end of
that time neither man had scored a fall
and the referee called the affair a draw.
Pons has been in the country but four
weeks, and has made one appearance in
America. That was last Friday night,
when he overcame Pienlng, New York's
"Butcher Boy."
Pons started his training yesterday
with a five mile run through the parks.
He says he needs little training-, as he is
always in shape.
MADDEN BUYS COLTS.
Noted Kentucky Turfman Has Not
Sold Hamburg Place.
Louisville, Ky.. Dec. 10. August Bel
mont of New York has sold from his
nursery farm. Lexington, Ky.. thirteen
filly foals of 1900. seven bv Henry of Na
varre and six by Hastings, to John E.
Madden of Hamburg place. Lexington.
The report that Mr. Madden had sold
Hamburg place is incorrect he says. It
is not for sale and he declares has not
been on the market.
Mr. Madden is training twenty vearlings
at Louisville, among them being the Hanover-Correction
colt, for which Mr. Mad
den paid $20,000 at the Morris & Young
sale in New York in July.
SWEATERS AWABDED.
Illinois Football Players Secure Cov
eted Recognition.
Champaign. 111.. Dec. 10. It has been
decided by the board of control of the
Athletic association of the University
of Illinois that Coaches Smith and Holt
will be retained for service next fall in
training the Illinois football team.
University "I" sweaters have been
awarded Captain Hall.Lowenthal, Lind
gren. Smock. Lundgren, Stahl. Mathews,
Cook, Rothgeb, Hanson, Adsit and
Briggs of this year's football team. For
a number who did not earn sweaters
caps were provided.
H'COY TO COME HOME.
Hoosier Expects to Get on MoreFights
After Corbett Experience.
New York, Dec. 10. "Kid" McCoy in
tends to sail for America some time this
month. He has reconsidered his de
termination to remain in England this
winter and has practically decided to re
turn home and embark again on the
pugilistic sea and challenge every fight
er worth challenging. Charley Mitchell,
the English champion some years ago,
will in all probability accompany Mc
Coy across the brine.
"I have made up my mind to leave
England," said the kid to a correspon
dent, "and will start for America the
latter part of December. I will bring
Charley Mitchell along with me. He
will be my trainer if I am successful in
getting on a fight in America.
"Upon my arrival in New York I will
issue a challenge to fight either Corbett,
Ruhlin, Sharkey, Fitzsimmons or Jef
fries in limited-round bouts or to fin
ishes. I will make side bets In each
fight."
ERNE AS A COLLEGE MAN.
Story Out That the Lightweight Will
Study Architecture.
Chicago, Dec. 10. Erne says tie will
not fight again under any circumstances
nor will he make bid for histrionic hon
ors nor the fame of a saloonkeeper, as.
others of his profession have shown a
weakness for. He intends to enter Co
lumbia university, where he will study
architecture. The clever and gentle
manly Buffalo boxer will endeavor to
pay his college expenses by instructing
wealthy New Yorkers in the art of self
defense. Erne is now In Buffalo. He refuses
to say a word about his future plans.
He admitted that he liked architecture
and has given some of his time to the
business in the office of a Buffalo archi
tect. Horse Notes.
. C. J. Hamlin has passed his eighty-first
birthdav.
Norvin G., 2:0914. is being treated for a
big knee.
Hal U.,-2:0V. will winter at Hornells-
ville. N. Y.
Grace Greenlander. 2:18V,. by Green
lander Billy Mc. 2:1SH, goes to England.
Isaac H. Pawling has sold Edgar C,
2:lHi. to a New York party lor road pur
poses. Hasslnger is the name of a young
jockey w ho is doing line Saddle work on
the San Francisco track.
It is estimated that the gate receipts
and the sale of boxes for the National
Horse show netted $175,000.
Klectrlc Bell. b. s., by Electioneer, dam
Beautiful Bells, goes across the water
along with Neeretta and Contralto.
Bright Light. 2:KVi, trotting. 2:rtsi4 pac
ing, by Darknight. once Harrv Goodin's
road mare, is now owned by Mat Dwver.
Just exactly 15 trotters entered the 2:15
list in California during 19u0. Dainiont,
2:10U, by Lynmont, was the fastest.
Imp. Mariner that has been racing at
San Francisco has broken down and will
be sent back to the Rancho del Paso Stud.
William Russell Allen will campaign
the largest string of horses in 1H01 that
the famous Pittsfield Farm has even sent
out.
Riley Grannan, the former race track
plunger, is in London and is said to be in
anything but a flourishing condition finan
cially. It is more than likely that Frank Bower
will campaign CrackerneU, bv Baroneise.
and Honey Cure, by Wilkes Boy, next
season.
S. S. Blackburn's Point Breeze track
wagon champion trotter, Rob Roy 2-21i
by Pilot Chief, has been sold to Fred Mc
Bryon. Niagara Falls, for $400.
Elmer R. Keller's 2-year-old fillv, which
took first prize at the Hagerstown (Md.)
Fair this year, in trying to leap over a
barbed wire fence broke her neck.
HOW CURTIS STARTED.
Kansas in Washington Tells of the
Congressman's Past.
Washington. D. C., Dec. 10. Congress
man Charles Curtis, of Kansas, frequently
referred to as the "Indian of the House,
is one of the most prominent characters
in national legislation from the west. He
is the first ranking member of the com
mittee on Indian affairs, before which a
number of important bills are now pend
ing. Owing to his thorough familiarity
with Indian legislation his advice is more
generally sought after than any other
member of that committee.
The other night Mr. Curtis was made
the object of an interesting story. While
sitting in a hotel lobby discussing his ef
forts in congress a Kansas man, sur
rounded by a clan of Jayhawkers. told of
thre ambitious life of Curtis when a boy
and his legal career, which story, he said,
had been given but little publicity even
at home.
The story goes, that on one summer flay
in the early '70s A. it. Case sat reading
in his law office in Topeka. when the
door opened and a dark-haired, dark
skinned lad entered. He was a sturdy,
well-built youth of about fourteen years,
and his coal black eyes and hair and high
cheek bones suggested the Indian blood,
which flowed in his veins. His clean but
patched clothing bespoke poverty, but
there was a manly nir about him as be
stepped up to the Judge, who turned and
sulci:
"Why, Charlie, you' seem to be in a
good deal of a hurry for such a hot day.
What's up now?"
"Oh. I'm not in a hurry. Judge Case,"
replied the boy energetically, "but I've
been thinking of something for a long
time, and I've got to decide it now, and
I've come to ask you something," and
then he stopped abruptly as though he
hardly knew how to frame his question
after all.
"Well," said the judge, having laid aside
his book, "what is it?"
"I have decided to make a lawyer of
myself, and I want an education, and I
want to know if you can't give me a
chance to do your office work and, in pay
for It, let me read law with you?"
"Well, well! I hardly know what to
sny to that proposition," said the judge.
"There are more poor lawyers already
than the profession can support."
"But there aren't more good ones, and
I'm not going to make a poor lawyer ot
myself, Judge Case." replied the boy
quickly. "There's room up round the top
of things, isn't there? I hope you will
take me and give me a chance, for I'm
bound to be a lawyer, and I'll promise
you I won't be a poor one if hard work
and study will make me a good one."
"If you feel that way about it," replied
the judge, "I guess I will venture to take
you in on your own terms:" and the next
day Curtis began his career.
In 1SS1 he w as admitted to the bar, and
shortly afterward began practicing with
Judge Ciise. He soon won a local reputa
tion, and in 1884 he was elected county at
torney of Shawnee. In ISti he was re
elected to the same office, and during
that entire term he did not lose a single
case in the district court.
SERVED SEVEN YEARS
Of
13 Tears' Sentence Un
justly Inflicted.
Philadelphia. Dec. 10. After serving
seven years of a 13-years sentence in the
eastern penitentiary here, James Parker,
of Hillsdale, N. J., has been released as
innocent of the crimes with which he was
charged.
Parker, who is not 27 vears old, obtained
employment at Bordentown in 1!1, and
two years later was arrested on the
charge of stealing a watch. Later it was
found the watch had been mislaid by the
owner, and the charge with withdrawn
and Parker was released.
Parker then came to this state and re
sided in Buck's county. One night he re
mained at a hotel and in the morning
donned a suit of clothes hanging in the
room, mistaking it for his own. He was
arrested on the charge of larceny and at
his trial a constable from New Jersey tes
tified that the defendant had been pre
viously arrested for larceny. This mili
tated against him and he was sentenced to
13 years imprisonment
Recent Parker wrote to a friend pro
testing his innocence. The matter was in
vestigated and it was found the suit
which Parker had left at the hotel was
of better quality than the one he had
put on in mistake. Upon presentation of
these facts the board of pardons unani
mously gave Parker his liberty.
SUB-WAYS IX LONDON.
American Promoter Succeeds With
Underground Railway Project
New York, Dec. 10. H. C. Davis, ot
the brokerage firm of A. A. Housman
& Co., who has been in London repre
senting the Yerkes syndicate, which is
to build the new underground railway
in that city, returned on the Deutsch
land. Concerning the proposed road,
Davis said:
"The work of construction is likely to
begin now at any moment. It will be
about eight miles in length. The tubes
will be wider than the central London
underground railway and electric mo
tive power will be used. It is intended
to connect with all the different surface
and underground railway systems of
London. The central London road has
been a great success, carrying approxi
mately one hundred and forty thousand
passengers a day. When the City Im
perial volunteers returned from South
Africa the number traveling In one day
reached a total of two hundred and
thirty-six thousand. The new system
is t be known as the Charing Cross,
Euston and Hampstead railway. I can't
say just now how much the road will
cost or how long It will take to built
it."
Prepayment of Interest Ordered.
Washington, Dec. 10. The secretary of
the treasury has directed that the inter
est due on January 1, on 4 per cent 1307
bonds and 2 per cent 1930 be prepaid
without rebate. The coupons will be re
ceived after December 15. and interest
checks will be payable after December
20. The total amount involved is about
five and a quarter million dollars.
That is dyspepsia.
It makes life miserable.
Its sufferers eat not because they
want to but simply because they
MUST.
They complain of a bad taste In the
mouth, a tenderness at the pit of the
stomach, a feeling of puffy fulness,
headache, heartburn and what not.
Hood s Sarsap&rilla cured Joseph F. Laine,
Flaaaraa. Ky.. who writes: "I was troubled
with dyspepsia for a number of years and
took medicine that did me no rood. I w&i
advised by friends to try Hood's Sarsaparilla
which I did and it put ray bowels in perfect
condition, gave me strength and enarcy and
mads me feel like a new person."
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Promises to cure and keeps the prom
ise. Beware of substitutes. Buy
Hood's and only Hood'.
KANSASJEWS.
Butler County Furnishes An
other Sensational Incident.
Enraged Father Leayes a
Church Meeting
TOAVEXGE DISHONOR.
Fractures Skull of a Young
Farmer
Who'CIaims to Be Innocent of
Any Wrongdoing.
Douglas, Kan. Dec. 10. Butler county
Is experiencing another sensation"ln aii
dition to the Jessie Morrison case.
Last Sunday morning at the South
Methodist church in Bloomington town
ship, nine miles northeast of Douglas,
Crit Elder struck Lum Hughes on the
head with a piece of board, fracturing
his skull and knocking him senseless for
a time. It was reported that Hughes had
been killed by the blow, but this is a
mistake he is recovering.
Mr. Elder claims justification for his
act on the ground that Hughes had im
posed great indignities upon his 14-year-old
daughter. Last Friday evening there
was an oyster supper in the neighborhood
which was attended by several of the
young people of the Eider family. Lum
Hughes took one of the Elder girls home
in his buggy. After arriving home she
told her mother something, which her
mother told the father, and which wor
ried the parents very much. Mr. Elder
determined upon taking action in the mat
ter, and consulted or communicated with
one or two of his closest friends on the
subject. Saturday he looked for Hughes,
but did not find him. Sunday morning
he went to the South Methodist Sunday
school, and just as the closing hymn was
being sung he saw Huges drive up in
his buggy. He immediately got up and
went out. picking up a piece of board
and struck him a severe blow across the
side and back of the head. We are told
he would have followed up the work but
for the timely interference of some of his
friends. Though the victim of the blow
was bleeding at the eyes and nose and the
injury appeared fatal, he recovered con
sciousness after a time and the doctor
says there appears to be no reason why
he should not get well.
Hughes denies that his actions toward
the young girl were of a nature to merit
such treatment. He says he was alto
gether surprised, and had no idea that Mr.
Elder was angry with him.
WINFIELD HOSPITAI
la Now on a Paying- Basis and Re
ceipts Exceed Expenditures.
Winfield, Kan., Dec. 10. The total re
ceipts of the Winfield hospital in No
vember amounted to 1411.75, and the
total expenditures amounted to $275.
This statement was made by Miss
Wells, the nurse in charge, to a meeting
of the directors held at the home of
Mrs. J. P. Aadon, the president, yes
terday afternoon.
A very important step taken at this
meeting was a decision to incorporate
with the hospital a training school for
nurses. Under this arrangement a
limited number of young ladies of un
questioned character will be admitted.
They will be required to serve one
month on probation, after which if
they piove satisfactory they will be ad
mitted as students and given a two
years' course of study. They will be
allowed $4 a month .with which to buy
the necessary books and the uniform
which they are required to wear. They
will receive board and lodging, their
laundry work done and given free
treatment in case of sickness, and at
the end of the two years if they pass
the required final examination they will
be given ?100 in cssa witn tneir aipioma.
LEAVES HIS CREDITORS.
Highland Hog Shipper's Address
Wanted by Those at Home.
Highland, Dec.10. Ed French left last
week for parts unknown and his ab
sence is mourned by many creditors. He
lived two miles north of Highland and
bore a good reputation. He bought hogs
in this section and made irequent snip
ments. But when he made his last ship
ment a week or so ago he failed to pay
a great many from whom he bought
hogs. He also overdrew his account at
the Citizens' State bank at Highland, $97
and the banker believing that he would
be in in a few days to square up the de
ficiency raid the account.
When French left for St. Joseph -with
his last shipment he wrote the bank that
he would straighten up the account. His
last shipment must have paid him at
least $1,000 but he has not yet returned
to pay the farmers for the stock he
bought. Mr. Case of Highland went
down to recover a mortgaged wagon but
Ed French's brother-in-law, Gurwell,
had the wagon. The action of Mr.Frenoh
is the subject of considerable specula
tion. Some believe he played a whole
sale game of scoop and left with the
money never to return while others be
lieve that he somehow became hopeless
ly involved and did not have the courage
to face his many creditors.
SWING SCAFFOLD FALLS.
Two Salina Men Injured, One of Them
Dangerously.
Salina, Dec. 10. M. L. Baird lies in
sensible at his home with a severe bruise
on his head and a deep scalp wound and
hiB spinal column injured as a result of
a 35 foot fall from a scaffold at the Sa
lina mill.
When the accident occurred, E. L
Swain and Mr.Baird were upon the scaf
fold which had been drawn up near the
eaves of the mill, 50 or 60 feet above the
ground. Without the slightest warning
the west supports of the scaffold gave
way, allowing the west end of the scaf
fold to drop down.
Mr. Baird managed to retain his hold
on the end of the scaffold until it had
fallen to a point within 12 or 15 feet of
the shed roof below him. There he lost
his hold and fell backwards, striking on
the shed roof with his head and should
ers. The force of the fall was sufficient
to break three 2x6 rafters in the shed
roof.
Mr. Swain hung to his end of the scaf
fold and when the west end had fallen,
glided down the ladders and alighted
on the shed roof upon his feet. He sus
tained no injuries beyond the jar from,
his jump.
Mr. Baird was picked up in an insensi
ble condition and immediately removed
to his home, where Dr. Crawford exam
ined his injuries.
The examination showed that his head
was severely bruised, with a deep scalp
wound, caused by a standing beam in
the shed roof, and that a small bone at
the end of his spinal column was broker.
Beyond this the doctor is unable to say
anything.although the patient may have
suffered internal injuries. He has not
yet gained consciousness.
This is not Mr. Baird's first fall. Two
or three years ago he fell from Hum
barger's house near Salina and sustain
ed some severe injuries about the head
and only recently he walked backwards
Off of a two-story house In Salina, sus
taining a serious fall.
Mr. Swain, his patrrier in the acci
dent, had a narrow escape, after alight
ing on the shed roof, from the falling
timbers. Pieces struck not more than a
couple of feet from him.
HAND BLOWN OFF.
Rooks County Man's Hand Saves His
Life.
Stockton, Dec. 10. Last week P. E.
Curtis of Farmington township pulled a
loaded shotgun out from behind the bed,
with the usual result in such cases, ex
cept that the gentleman didn't lose his
life. He had his hand over the muzzle
and when the hammer caught on some
thing. -as it always does, and the piece
was discharged, his left hand paid the
penalty.
An ugly hole was blown through the
palm, shattering the bones and tearing
and burning the flesh in a fearful man
ner. He was brought to town, with
bleeding member wrapped in cloths, and
until the doctors agreed on the method
of operation and got him under the in
fluence of chloroform he suffered great
ly. Drs. Leigh, Callender, Hill and Jeffery
were present in consultation and it was
finally decided to remove the fore and
middle fingers and the shattered bones
in the hand, attaching the thumb to the
third finger. It is hoped that the two
fingers and thumb can be saved. Curtis
carried accident insurance in both
Woodmen associations and will receive
considerable towards paying expenses
while laid up.
PEANUT HARVEST ENDS.
Anderson County Now Raises 130
Bushels Per Acre.
Kincaid, Kan., Dec. 10. B. F. Eeiber
has finished digging his peanuts. On
one-fifth of an acre he harvested 2S
bushels, which would be 130 bushels to
the acre. Mr. Keiber suggests that, as
we have to buy everything in the nut
line, the farmers generally raise pea
nuts, if not for sale, for their own use.
He think3 they will yield well one year
with another.
DIES OF FRIGHT.
Drunken Man Causes Heart Failure
For a Woman.
Burlingame, Dec. 10. Mrs. Rebecca
Patrick died at her home north of here
last week. She seemed as well as usual
when a drunken man called at the
house, frightening her so that it brought
on heart failure causing her death. She
was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Burns and a sister of Frank Burns who
live west of here, near Wilmington.
The deceased was born in Jackson
county, Ohio, May 5, 1&68. She joined
the M. E. church at the age of seven
teen years.
CHARGED WITH A SHOOTING.
Lee Webster Bound Over in His Pre
liminary Hearing.
Wichita, Dec. lfJ Late Saturday night
Lee Webster was bound over to the dis
trict court in his preliminary at Cheney,
before Justice Souders. on the charge
of shooting and seriously wounding Mrs,
Amy Krause. This is another step in
the mysterious shooting which occurred
there last week, and which stirred up
the citizens of that city. Mrs. Krause,
who is the daughter of an influential
farmer in the south part of the county,
was shot while standing at an open
well with her hands on the rope in the
act of drawing a bucket of water. Hei
husband was mysteriously assassinated
at the same well a year ago.
From Osage City.
Osage City, Dec. 10. The dealers "in
the wet" are moving their stock from
'Frenchtown" to more paying quarters
on Market street.
Miss Mamie Hughes is attending the
Morrison trial at El Dorado.
Edward Kigen, state mine inspector,
was here looking after the condition of
the mines Friday and Saturday.
The Santa Fe has remodeled the depot
here. The south room will now be the
ladies" and the north one the gentle
men's waiting rooms.
Word has been . received that Tom
Moore, a former resident of this place,
but now engaged in mining at Cripple
Creek, Colo., had been seriously if not
fatally hurt while working in the mines.
Evan Davis, the 16-year-old son of
John C Davis, was accidentally killed
in Coughlin's mines at Peterton Friday.
He, with his father, was working their
room when some of the roof gave away
and, falling on the young man's head,
broke his neck.
The Miners" union and the County
Coal Operators' club, composed of the
largest operators in this district, have
pooled their interests and are endeavor
ing to work a scheme whereby the price
of coal can, or may be, advanced. The
operators at their joint meetings, it is
said, appointed a committee composed
of members of the Miners' union, to
wait upon and inform all small op
erators that unless they agree to the
terms of the Mt. Carmel and a few other
wealthy mine owners, that they will be
"frozen out" and obliged to close their
work. Nearly all the miners are mem
bers of the union and the means em
ployed is to force all miners from the
independent operators. It Is now said
that all the operators above Joined the
combine except two, the co-operative
and J. Jones. As soon as they are forced
to enter into their agreement coal, as a
matter of course, will be advanced in
price from 10 to 25 per cent, without any
benefit to the miners.
New Fusion Paper in Reno.
Hutchinson. Dec. 10. The first num
ber of The Observer was issued yester
day afternoon. The name of W. T.
Hopkins appears as the editor. Mr.
Hopkins is a well known Fusion poli
tician. In politics his paper will be in
dependent. Miller Signs With Brooklyn.
New York, Dec. 10. Roscoe Miller,
one Of the star twirlers of the Detroit
Baseball club last season, has signed
with the Brooklyn club.
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DIVISITY SCHOOL.
Kansas Episcopal Theological Stu
dents at Work in Topeka.
The Kansas Theological school or the
divinity school of the Episcopal diocere
of Kansas has been in session in this
city during the week. It is the Advent
term and closes December 15.
The following persons comprise the
corps of teachers: Bishop F. R. Miils
paugh. Bishop Brooke of Oklahoma and
the Indian Territory; Dr. Archibald
Beatty of Newton, Dean J. W. Sykes.
Rev. Irving Baxter of Salina, and Canon
Bywater, secretary of the faculty.
Students. Rev. Wm.E. Varm, Kingman;
Rev. James A. Miller, EiDorarto; Rev.
Wilbur Leete, Wamego; Rev. Samuel G.
Porter. Oklahoma; Itev. Lionel L Mu
rony, Oreat Bend; H. C. At water. Car
rol M. Burch, E. J. Dent, George Creisol,
John Hartley, Hugh J. Lloyd. Joseph
Livingstone, A. F. Randall of Hiawatha.
The following students will be given
deacons' orders: Joseph Livingstone, A.
F. Randall and Mr. C. M. Burch.
Rev. Wm. E. Varm and M. James
A. Miller will be advanced to the priest
hood. TO LEGISLATORS.
Sam Kimble Issues Kansas Ex
position Association's Address.
Sam Kimble, of Manhattan, chair
man of the legislative committee of the
Kansas Exposition association, has
sent out the following letter to each
member of the house of representatives
and senate of the next legislature:
"It has heretofore been decided by a
very large consultation and action on
the part of lending citizens of the state
that an exposition should be held at
the state capital in the year 1904 which
should properly celebrate the event, and
at the same time inure to as large a
benefit to our state as possible. As lo
the propriety of this movement, I think
there can be no question, and that it
is the general Judgment that the deci
sion to hold on exposition has been
wisely made and that it is the desire of
every Kansan to make the celebration a
success.
"Among other things that have been
done, I have been selected as chairman
of the committee on legislation and
ordered to take such action as shall
provide for necessary legislation and as
sistance as the needs of the enterprise
shall demand. To do this I act only In
a representative capacity. 1 feel that
it is the business of the people of the
whole state and it is the glory and
honor of the state that is to be set
forth.
"In entering upon my duties as chair
man of this committee, I confidently ex
pect the kindly, courteous and earnest
consideration and assistance of every
loyal citizen, and more especially of the
members of the legislature, and I wish it
to be distinctly understood at the out
set that I only desire to co-operate with
you in the consideration of this matter
and to secure the legislation which on
consultation and in your best judgment
as a loyal citizen of the state will be
necessary.
"It is now understood that the na
tional government will make an appro
priation toward the carrying out of this
exposition of at least 11,000,000, condi
tioned only upon the proposition that
the state itself will exhibit such an In
terest in the success of the enterprise
as will indicate to the national govern
ment that we are in dead earnest.
"The organization of Kansas was dif
ferent from any other state in the union.
It came at a time and under circum
stances that made it the central object
of our national history, hence the cele
bration of the event is not only a state
but a national affair. This fact justi
fies us in the belief that the coming leg
islature will seriously and properly con
sider the matter
"Now, just what legislation will bp
best Is the question. It has been sug
gested that the legislature should make
an appropriation to be provided by a
state tax of one-half of one mill, to be
levied on all property in the state for
the years 1901 and 1902. This tax, w hen
computed it will be found would scarcely
be noticed by any individual, but In the
two years would realize to the support
of the exposition about $300,000.
"Now I present this subject to you
as your own affair, with the desire that
you consider it carefully, and I shall be
pleased to hear from you at your earliest
convenience with suggestions as to what,
in your judgment, would be the best
plan to secure the success of this public
enterprise.
"Please advisemewhetherin your Judg
ment the suggestion above named would
be feasible or not, and as to any other
suggestions that may occur to you, as
one having the best interests and glory
of our state at heart, and as one being
invested with the important duty of
securing such legislation as will be
proper, under your oath of office.
"I do not wish to be looked upon In
connection with this public matter as
one 'lobbying' for some private enter
prise, for I never have sustained that
relationship toward any legislature,
and never expect to, but at the demand
of leading citizens of the Ftate I have
felt it nothing more than my duty to
accept the work involved in this mat
ter, and I expect to do so conscien
tiously. "Please let me hear from you as soon
as you are able to consider this matter,
with your suggestions upon the subject,
and oblige."
EXGLAN D WAKING U P.
Parliament Evince Interest In Elec
trical Project.
New York. Dec. 10. A dispatch to the
Tribune from London, says:
The spring session of parliament
promises to be remarkable to the atten
tion given to electrical projects of all
kinds. There will be in addition to
numerous underground electric under
takings for the metropolis, an unusually
large assortment of light railway and
electric tram bills. Provincial corpori
tionn and district councils throughout
the United Kingdom are sending up bill
for legislative sanction and the London
county council is also taking a hand in
the game. The same councillors who
have opposed heretofore the disfigure
ment of I)ndon streets with overhead
wires are now supporting a project for
an electric tramway through Bucking
ham Palace read, Victoria street and the
embankment to Black Friars bridg",
with a proviso that the conduit system
shall be employed where it is Indispen
sable. Legislative sanction will be ask
ed for over ZH miles of surface electric
road in thoroughfares and for a largj
number or suburban lines in Camber
well. Wandsworth and elsewhere. The
London t'nited Tramways company is
also actively pushing legislation for var
ious surface electric lines In the western
suburbs of Kingston, Hampton Court
and many other districts.
Starts For Supreme Court.
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 10 The Ameri
can Tobacco company took steps here to
test the anti-cigarette law of Tennesse.
By prearrangement Roy Scott, a dealer
in tobacco, sold a package of cigarettes
and was arrested. The case will be ;
taken to the supreme court. , 1 I
ry z' "any V !
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tbe blood is
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taminated by this deadly vinilrut poison.
Then a sore or ulcer spjwars on some
part of the body ; it may be smill and
harmless looking at first, but at the can
cerous cells form and are d-posited bv
the blood near the sore, it increoie in
size and severity, with sharp h otim
pains. No matter how often the sore it
removed by the surgeon's knJc or flesh
destroying plasters, another comes and is
worse. The real disease is in the bhxxl,
and the treatment must begin there. The
poisoned blood must be invigorated and
purified, and when this is done cancerous
cells can no lonjjer form and the sore wiil
beal naturally and -rtnanently.
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041 Windsor Av., Ilritol,
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