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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 29, 1901.
SPQRTINGJIE17S. Charles Head Smith Gives Rea sons For Selling Colt. Had No Jockey to Hide Garry Hermann in the Derby. TOO GREAT A LUXURY. Couldn't Afford to Pay 10,000 For a Ilider For Season. Fears Toor Boy Up Would Jeop ardize Frieuds'Chances. Chicago. HI., March 29. Charles Head Fmith's Inability to get a. good Jockey to ride Garry Hermann Is given aa the chief reason for the snle of the great colt to f-. 3. Brown, the llttsburg manufacturer. Hermann was sold for a. sum a. little above S." .. but the exact figures were not given out. Charley Hughes, the trainer at Churchill downs, .Louisville, turned the colt over to Bob Tucker yes. terriay and a. check for the full amount was received by tannin, bo the deal is closed and Smith Is without a single rep resentative on the turf. It was an no u rued yesterday that Don aid limn, iirmanns sole remaining nmte. had ln sold last week, ilia Ex ( eiit'in y am! Jjutenant Gibson, which re the oiii.r two horses in Smith's sta hie last year, tiled' last winter. They broke dow n, and would have been of lit tle value except in the stud. Whether the board of trade man will invest in .thnroiL:!ttred.i in the future is an unser ved ina'ter. For the present he is not Sivin'- tfie question any consideration ' i here were several reasoris for my ledring t, sell Garry Hermann," said ismuh vesterdav. "In the tirst ruace. pood jockey would have cost me at least a ear. and with but one nor this wouM have been too great an ex-f-Jp.sr. The oilier expenses of keeping Jrm;inn would have been nearly as frrejit lts though I would have had a half cozen horses in my string, so on the Cjuestion of expense it is bst that I dis r- srd of him. Were I a Belmont or r "Vhitney it would have been a different matter, but 1 must atttnd to my busi- ress aiiairs at ail tinier and have no leisure to devote to horses. "Last year I had the favorite In the .American Lerby and lost. My friends l.ere backed tile horse Hud were disap- l-omteu ai'uic: wnn mvseit. t-tiouid uarrv iiermann be fit f,-r tiie race, but have a p.w.r b-y up. the chances of the colt xnlcht be jeopardised, and I would be sub jected to criticism. This would be the j.atural result, ami the easiest way to bvia;e such a matter wad to dispose of tae I.siiir-MIH i.oivn colt. "I bought Harry of J. J. Marklein last Ar-rll. payins" for him. He was F'imi'l as a ii"!inr, nnj is till the best coil I ever owned. He wintered well and t the present time is in tiie best of con dition. He ha-s a eood pajt and is round- o out Into a big, etroug xeilow with plenty of speed. "As for the fut'ire, I nm not decided. The truth Is that I take such an interest in my colts that I am prone to neglect my business lor them, and that is not ood policy. Should I see some sood colt that was offered to me at a bargain I miprht invest. I am not celling out be cause T have lost interest in turf matters, 1 i.'t because it was not advisable to keeo the colt, and that without a good Jockey to rioe. My business demands my closest pttention, so 1 am, now free to attend eoit-ly to it-" CHICAGO NATIONAL CLUB. President Hart Makes Public List of His Players For New Season. Chicago, March 29. 'President James 'A. Hart, of the Chicago National league team, today pave out the official list of players who will make up the team for the coming season. The ' list does not contain the name of Pitcher James Cal lahan, for whose services a. determined ftrugid-? has been taking place between Clark Uriilith, representing the Chica.eo American h"ag-ae team, and President Hart, but it is also stated that Callahan has not yet signed an American League contract. President Hart's list is as fol lows: Catchers: Chance and John Kiir.g; I'itoli-'i-s: Menefee. Jack Taylor, Cu i t Ingham, Jlu?hs and Kason; infielders: Ixiyie. Childs. James le! hanty, Ray l.ier and McConnick; outlielders: Iex ter. Green, Hartsel and Dolan. Accord ing to President Hart, Callahan has wired him that he is going- Into nrivale bu.-ineps and that the question of salary J.ai nothing to do with his refusal to Fig-n a National League contract. The team, captained by First Baseman T'oyle. will leave for Champaign, IU., Bun Jay morning- to- begin training-. HTJSTING ASSIGNED TO BOSTON Quin and Havenor Disposa of Their Pitcher to Selee. Milwaukee. "Wis., March 29. "Pete" Slusting. the Milwaukee pitcher over whom there has been a great deal of wrangling of late, has. according to re liable authority, been assigned by Quinn and Havenor of the defunct American association to tae Boston club of the National league. The price is not given, Vut the Boston peopl seemed anxious to have a chance to secure tb.3 ex-uni-versity pitcher. It is understood that the deal was made a. few days ago, the local rarti- s turning over their contract with Husting to the Boston club. The contract was not a league document, but b personal contract with. Quinn and Havenor. "Pink" Hawley. the crack twirler -who was in the National league for many jears, lias accepted terms with the Mil waukee club and he will most likely don a Milwaukee uniform this season. Hawley, who was dubbed by Anson as the man with the $10,000 arm but a poor head, has been in the National league about eight years. He has pitched for Cincinnati. Pittsburg and New York, and has always been con fi i red one of the leading twlrlers- In the big It-ague. He has great sperd and fine curves, and should prove a valuable ad dition to the local pitching- corps. "With Hawley, Reidy. Garvin, I'owling and Kettger. Milwaukee undoubtedly has the strongest pitching array in the league. WILL NOT PLAY QUAKERS. Hawkeyea "Want Jumper L K. Baxter for Coach of Track Team. Philadelphia, March 2!. Pennsylva nia will not play football this season wi'h the University of Iowa. Pennsyl vania's only open date is too early in the season to permit of playing a game as hard as the contest with Iowa would be. Coach Woodruff, while giving this s the reason for the refusal, said the Quakers would be glad to play the west erners under more favorable conditions. Iowa is after I. K. Baxter, the famous Pennsylvania hlch Jumper, fot coach of her track team. Baxter has been crfered. it Is sajd. a place in the law faculty at Iowa as an extra inducement to accept the athletic work. The of'er was made by Iowa's athletic director. Knipe. when the latter was, in thi3 city recently. liaxter says that the matter wl',1 not be definitely decided until he visits the western university in the lat ter part of April. tlm Beutner, of this Gity, trainer of the First Regiment Athletic association, ha-s also been offered the position of coach of the track team at the Iowa institution. Coach ' Beutner's- service with the soldier athletes has- given him an unviable record. The matter is in definite as yet, and no answer has been given to the Iowans. SLOAN PRACTICES AT TKAPS. "Will Enter Grand American Handicap Talks of Reinstatement New York. March 29. Jockey Tod Sloan, who arrived in New York from the west Monday night began practice for the Grand American Handicap live bird shoot today. Sloan showed he has improved greatly at the traps by killing- 23 birds out of 25. The diminutive knight of the pigskin was greatly pleased with the score he made and expert wing shots who saw his performance say ha will ba a. factor in the big event. " Sloan has planned to remain In thi3 city several weeks, Bailing for Kurope about April 14 or 15. He is quite con fident that he will succeed In getting- a license abroad when he gets a. chance to plead his own case before the stew ards of the English Jockey club. "Such a sentence was certainly un just," declared the dapper little rider. "Put I think it will be reversed when I put In a defense. At the present time I feel like one who has been condemned to hang before being- tried. When I left England I had not the faintest idea such action would be taken, and confess I was shocked when I first heard it- "lt is not true that I shall take any horses over with me when. I sail. I am going solely for the purpose of getting a license and riding. Unless I can get a good contract I shall not tie up with anyone and may come back here to ride before the season is over.'1 ERNE MAY HAVE A CHANCE. Want to Meet McGovern at Light Weight Limit Pan Francisco. March 29. There Is now a prospect that Terry McGovern will fight here twice. It has been settled that he is to meet Oscar Gardner in April, and there is now- a very strong likelihood of a match ldng arranged for him with Frank Erne the following month. Krne is here now at the Ingleside road house, where he is keeping to himself as much as possible. Krne says that he is in splendid condition, and hopes the ef forts of the Twentieth Century club look ing to a match for him with the "Brook lyn Terror" will be successful. He wants to fight Terry at 1S3 pounds. As Terry fought Cans at 133 pounds. F.rne is of the opinion that McGovern could give him a chance at 133. Krne says that any poor showing he might have made was owing to the fact that in their previous meet ing lie had to give away his strength to come down to a lower weight than 133 pounds. The substitution of Gardner for Sullivan in the April tight has been topic much discussed in local sporting circles. Many of the rlnggoers appear to be dissatisfied with the selection of Gard ner. They look upon him as a "has-been whose hands have given out It is true, they say. Oscar gave Terr a hard fight and actually knocked down the Zirooklyn whirl wdnd. but this is som years ago. Since then Gardner has been defeated several times. BLACKBURN POSTS A FORFEIT. Gloucester Skipper Anxious For Race Across the Atlantic. Boston. March 2!. Captain Howard Blackburn of Gloucester, who last sum mer sailed from Gloucester. Mass., to Gloucester. Kngland, alone in a twenty- five fcot boat in sixty-two days, is desir ous of trving it again, ana tnis time In race for charity against some equally oaring mariner. I'lacKburn lias deposited witn .Dr. Charles G. Pereival of the Pan-American exposition bureau a forfeit for a race from Gloucester. Mass., to Lisbon. Spain, for any sum from iliju to purse to be donated to chantv. The challenge is addressed to Captain Webster of Chicago. Captain Nat Martin or Boston and captain Andrews or At lantic Citv. Captain Webster sometime ago thought he would like to race Black burn, but no match could then be ar ranged. Blackburn will ailow Webster to carry along- one companion. ROONEY WILL WRESTLE HALIL Chicagoan Will Tackle "The Terrible" at Alton on April 4. Alton. Til.. March 29. The articles for the match between John J. llooney of Chicago and Halil, the "Terrible Turk." re signetl m this cltv today, i he wres. tllng bout will take place Thursday, April la trio Temple tneater. Ilalll is now training in St. Louis, wres tling with three men at a time. Manage Charleson, who has arranged the match, says that this time the Turk is going up gainst the hardest proposition he has let the past year. The men wrestle for a purse of S200. all of the gate receipts and a liberal side bet. Kooney s mends m Chicago have nottneii the backers of Halil that they will meet any side beta offered. BASEBALL AT WASHBURN. Diamond Surveyed and Men Out Playing Every Afternoon. Manaeer Tetwiler of the Washburn base ball team and Prof. Harshbarger surveyed the Washburn base ball diamond yesterday. Before the tirst game, which comes on April 13 with the State Normal university, additional bleachers adequate to accommodate the fans who will at tend the game will be erected. Members of the Athletic association fa vored the erection of a grand stand, but the finances cf the association would not permit it. A backstop is being erected by the Jvellam Book and Stationery com pany and the Robinson-Marshall Clothing company. Tiie lield has been scraped, harrowed and rolled and is in fine condition. Pros pective members of the team are playing every afternoon. BONNER AND CREEDON. Carroll Gets Good Bout in Place of f Root-Carter Contest Memphis, Tenn., March 29. In place of the Jack Root-Kid Carter contest, which has been called off by the Phoenix Athletic club, a twenty-round bout is announced tonight between Jack Bon ner, the Pennsylvaia middleweight, and Dan Creedon, the Australian. The tight will take place April 15. The ar ticles call for catch weights. Bobby lobbs and Bob Long have been matched for a. twenty-round argument April 9. Little Rock Races. Little Rock. Ark., March 29. A Turf Congress sweepstakes fv" $1,000 was run off at Clinton park Thursday and Cap tain R. R. Rice, a veteran turfman, won the event with his brown 2 year old Ally, by Larnpllghter-Mamie Fonao. It was apparently the most popular win made her" In the history of the track. Track fast, weather perfect, betting heavy. Four odds-on choices and two second picks won the events. Yost to Coach Ann Arbor. Los Ant;!es, Cal., March 29. F. H. Yost, coach of the Stanford university footoall eleven, is en route to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he has accepted, a position as coach for riext eeason. Mr. Yost stale that he will endeavor to arran;?? a match between Stanford and Ann Ar bor, to come off in Los Angeles next Chiistmaa. and a game between Berke ley and Ann Arbor at San Francisco Xox New Year's day. , Aegon Star Brought $6,000. Cedar Rapids ,1a., March 29. Geo. K. Weal g- has sold Aegon Star. 2:11, to W. M. Fisher, of West Liberty, for $, 000 c&sih Tiie hocse will b entered in RAILROAD HEWS, Kock Island Begins ImproTe ments For the Year. Fire Concrete Gangs at Work on Bridge Foundations. TIIE SEASON OPENED. Santa Fe Will Spend Four Mil lion Dollars This Year. Sine Hundred Miles of Wire Will Be Strung. With the opening of the spring season conies renewed activity In railroad ex tension and the repair of tracks, bridges and buildings. In the touthwest, the season for this kind of work opened sev eral months ago when the Rock Isla-id began the construction of a long exten sion from Liberal, Kan., to White Oaks, N. M. A short stretch of the track fur thl.5 new line ha3 been laid, but lately grading alone has been going on. The nature of the country has been such as to lender this slow and difficult. The track laying which has been delayed so long will probably be renewed next week. It is Interesting to note that this lirwj wher completed is expected to be the longest straight piece of track in the country. On the divisions between Fair- bury and Omaha, Neb., and in Coloraao live concrete gangs of about 20 men each have been started to repairing the foundation work of bridges. Concrete is to form the foundation and for putting this in these gangs are at work. A great many steel bridges no doubt will rep ace the wooden ones, and the big briise across the Platte river in Ne braska is to receive some repairs. This bridge has rested upon piling, the nature of the river bed making it impossible to build piers; and it is this part which will be repaired. Yv ith the Santa Fe four million dollars is lhe sum that will go to improve ment of lines. This is a million more than was given to the purpose last year. Reduction of grades and straightening the line on the Emporia cutoff between. Holi.'day Junction and Kmporia Junction will be an important Item. The work was begun the forepart of the winter, but the freight traffic of the road grew, tourist and colonist rates and other in ducements swelled the volume of pas senger travel until every piece of the mo tive power on the system had to be pressed into service for moving the bus iness. This took away the engines which, had been used on the construction trains and the work was stopped indefinitely. Aflrr this is completed other reduction of grades and elimination of curves wii! be undertaken . Besides the great sum to be spent for new shops in Topeka terminals at Kansas City will be arranged and a new freight depot will bp bunt there. Guthrie and Oklahoma City will get new passenger depots, and at Raton, N M., will be built a new station and eat ing house combined. Of course there yv'! be other numerous small depots azid buildings of different kinds. Furing the year 900 miles of telegraph wire will be strung over Santa Fe poles. This will be principally from Albuquer que N. M., west to San Francisco aj d alopg branch lines, besides quite a dis tance in Texas. Part of thi3 will be cop per wire, the rest iron. The contract ;or the wire calls for its delivery so th the work of stringing it may be begun at least by April 15. The Santa Fe wiii be leady by that time to start seveial gangs at different points and to rush the work at the rate of about 40 miles p- day. The increase cf telegraph busin-iss on tnis part of the Santa Fe system has rendered this necessary. Besides, a lot of rrpairtng will be done along the San ta Fe telegraph lines in Kansas before the season closes. These railroad improvements are of much importance and mean a great deal not only to the roads themselves but to the people of the country generally. , DE BERNARDI IS APPOINTED, Is Idade Superintendent of Kansas and Colorado Lines. St. Louis, Mo., March 29. General Superintendent Clark of thp Missouri Pacihc has issued a circular announcing the appointment of A. DeBernardi as superintendent of the Central Kansas and Colorado divisions of the Missouri Pacific with headquarters at Osawat omie, Kan. Mr. DeBernardi will sue ceed J. M. Herbert, who becomes gen eral superintendent of the Iron Mountain system on April 1. J. F. Sims has been appointed divis ion superintendent of the Central branch railway. Rooks county railroad and Pa cific railway in Nebraska with head quarters at Concordia, Kan., to succeed Mr. DeBernardi. FT. SCOTT CONDUCTORS' DANCE. Annual Dance Will Take Place Day After Easter. Fort Scott, March 29. The railroad conductors of Fort Scott have already begun making arrangements for their anual dance, which will be an Easter dance this year, and take place at Union hall on the Monday following that day. It is doubtful if this place will accom modate the large crowd which is sure to be in attendance, but it was the best place that could be secured, convention hall being already engaged for the next three or four weeks. The conductors are making more extensive plans than usual for the event this year and it is thought their hop will be one of the most brilliant of the season. Shop Man Inherits Fortune. John Torry, a sweeper in the Santa Fe boiler shop, has inherited a fortune. Wednesday he received word of this from Glasgpw, Scotland, and with this news came a check for 500 pounds from the Bank of England. This sum, which of course amounts to $2,500 American money, is only what has accrued from the estate to which Mr. Torry becomes heir. He left yesterday afternoon for his old home In Scotland. Torry came to the shops here about a year ago, and has since worked as sweeper in' the boiler shops. He possessed a good edu cation and wrote frequently for the "Santa Fe" magazine, published by the railroad Y. M. C. A. He claimed to have been at one time round-house fore man on the Norfolk & Western railroad. In early life he spent Feveral years on the sea, and also said that he had been clerk in a bajik at one time. Torry seems to have spent most of his time wandering about, though he never tramped. He was well liked by those who knew him here. Rock Island Rushing Work. Rock Island officials say that side tracks and station improvements are being made along their line from Minco to Oscar in Oklahoma, to take care of the rush business when the new country is to be opened to settlement in Okla homa. They are rushing the work from Chickasha west and hope to have every thing in business shape to the west: line of the country to be opened to settle ment. Every possible attention Is being given the matter by way of taking care of the new volume of business that will fall to the Rock Island. Newton Engineer's Fast Run. Newton, March 29. Engineer H. Y. Amos is said to have made the best run with train No. SI yet recorded on the Santa Fe. He left Newton three hours and ten minutes late, and arrived at Dodge City one hour and twenty-five minutes late. His train was composed of fifteen heavy loads, and he averaged just thirty miles an hour between New ton and Dodge City, which included all the delays. No. 1's time was exceeded just five minutes. I . RAILROAD NOTES W. E. Dauchy, chief engineer of the Rock Island, was in Topeka today. He Vft over the Santa Fe for Las Vegas, N. M., accompanied by W. R. Cannon, superintendent of bridges and buildings. The two will drive over the proposed line, from Las Vegas to Santa Roso and north to Twist, Tex. William Flannelly, traveling passenger agent of the Southern railway at Kan sas City, was in Topeka yesterday. The Rock Island has issued a neat pamphlet advertising the International Kpworth League convention to be held at San Francisco July 18-21. The round trip rate for this occasion is $45. J. J. Miller, an employe of the Penn sylvania railroad, has invented a device that is intended to solve the smoke and cinder problem of railway trains. The Invention consists of a pipe connection with the smokestack of the locomotive running back over the entire passenger train, the sections being connected on the same principle as the air brake. The average diameter of an engine smoke stack is fourteen inches, and the pipe that will run from it over the train will be of the same .diameter. The smoke In this way is passed over the entire train and has escapes on both sides of the rear coacn at the bottom. There will be an air vent in the smokestack. The device is to serve as a spark arrest er, smoke consumer and a distributor of cinders along the roadbed. E. P. White, of Lyndon, Is suing the Santa Fe for $10,000 as a result of im paired health which he claims was caused by impure water furnished by the company. -u . Trainmaster's clerk, Joe Pearson, of Wellington, will probably be transferred to Arkansas City to work in the office of E. A. Austin, and R. L. Cochran of Woodward will become . trainmaster's clerk in Wellington. - J. D. M. Hamilton, claims attorney for the Santa Fe and president of the Na tional Association of Railway Claims Attorneys and Claim Agents, has issued his call for the next annual meeting. The association represents all the leading railroads of the United States and Can ada and the meeting will be held May 2a at Cleveland, Ohio, SANTA FE LOCALS The roof of the sand house has lately been repaired. Charles Bentley and Fred Morgan, night switchmen, are taking a layoff. Harry Parish, a round-house wiper, is sick at the hospital with typhoid fever. , i Isaac Slagle. foreman of the car wheel shop, was sick at his home yesterday. Peter Hagan, of the car repair shop, failed to report for duty yesterday. He is sick. Machinist Helper Heck Is taking a layoff, nursing a broken finger. While moving an air pump it fell on his hand, breaking he left second finger. He will be out several days. Charles Eakley, of the freight car shed, is unable to work on account of sickness. Fireman L. Laws has reported for work. , Ed Veils, car repairer,, did not re port for work yesterday. The "Santa Fe" was issued yesterday and distributed among shop men. It was devoted mostly to the bond ques tion, and contained the opinions of a great many railroad men on this sub ject. Cuts of the plans for the new shops were printed. A timely article was also printed on the needs of a new railroad Y. M. C. A. building. Ed Sheets, who was hurt in the ex plosion a few days ago, is still off duty. He was cut in the forehead, but his in iurles were not serious. Engine 437, a large tandem compound, is ready for service again after general overhauling. E. W. Middaugh, of the Grand Trunk passed through last night on the second section of No. 2. Dan Fry, engineer at the depot, is un able to be at work. A heavy trunk fell from a baggage truck a few days ago, wrenching his back so bodly that he is confined to his home on West Gordon street. : G. D. McDill, international railroad secretary of the Y. M. C. A,, was in To peka yesterday. FROM NEWTON. The management of the Santa Fe has decided to run two sections of train No 3 from Kansas City to Newton daily and the two crews have been regularly as signed to the work. They are Jackson and Peters, Shefendecker and Gilmore. They will make the trip to Newton every morning and will dead head to Kansas City on the return trip, providing there is no second sections oi me mornins passenger trains east. Angus Shields' smiling countenance was noted in the roundhouse Wednesday for the first time in a couple of days. Angus has ben among the indisposed. Switchman Will Burdlck has been as signed to the 8 o'clock engine, while Grant Commons has taken the 7 o'clock shift. Charlie Jones has gone to the hill. W. J. Miner has returned from Topeka and Kansas City, where he has been for a week or more, getting a rew pointers in the electrical engineering line. Gis Base mashed a hand quite baaiy recently and as a consequence is off duty today. A wrench slipped off the head of a bolt which he was tightening with dis astrous results to Gus, ana it may be several days before he will be able to re sume work. It has been rumored In the city that H. Banker's removal to Temple, Tex., was made necessary Dy maKing two en visions of the G. C. & S. F., where there was but one. He will have the South ern division, while a man named Morgan, formerly of Chicago, will move, to Cle burne and mave charge of w hat will be known as the Northern division. Chris Haman, who has been among the indisposed, has resumed his position as baggage man, and was on duty when the trains came in. : Ranee Johnson has returned to work and has assumed the foremanship of the boilerwork in the roundhouse. He has been off duty a couple of days, having been quite ill. v Engineer William igoe nas reported for duty. Joe Shuck is laying ore on account or illness and Dick Peters is handling the night engine. Fritz Peters has accepted a position as caller for the engine crews. Conductor George Koacn is nome rrom Kansas Citv and has had his name in scribed on the bulletin board, indicating , that he is ready for duty. KflSISASJIElVS. A Wiufield Jointist Is Released From Arrest. Almost a Miracle, Only the Wine Turned to .Water. SURPRISE OF OFFICER. Had Liquor Under Lock and Key Yet Tampered With. Found Casks Filled W ith Water and Case Is Dismissed. Winfield, Kas., March 29. The case of the state against Chance Rhodes, un der arrest on the charge of violating the prohibitory law, has been dismissed and the prisoner discharged. The evi dence was stolen, and no case could be made and the laugh seems to be on the officials, ; When the raid was made on Rhodes' place four bottles of "rock and rye" and a keg of liquor which smelled Ike whisky were found. Constable Scott stored the contraband goods in the room In the Hague block formerly oc cupied by Justice Webb. He locked the door and put the key in his pocket un der the delusion that the evidence in this case was sure and certain. He then walked away contented. Yesterday he thought he- would just look in to see that everything was se cure and was surprised to fjnd one of the bottles broken. He reported the matter to County Attorney Torrance, who advised him for fear of burglars and in the interest of good government to take samples of the goods and lock them in somebody's vault. Acting on the suggestion and taking along two good men as witnesses, Mr. Scott entered the room where the spirits used to be and proceeded to tap the keg. It contained Walnut river water. With a look of blank dismay fast settling on his countenance he quickly grabbed up a bottle of rock and rye; and opened it with the dexterity of an expert. The bottle contained water. All the others contained the same innocent fluid. A CONVICT SUICIDES. Life Prisoner, Taylor Cock, Ends His Life in Lansing Prison. Leavenworth, Kas., March 29. Taylor Cook, a life prisoner from Osborne county, committed suicide in his cell in the penitentiary at Lansing late Thurs day afternoon. Taylor used the wire employed to tie up his bed and a sheet fastening them to a hook in the celling and kicking a stool from under him. Since his incarceration, in 1SS9, Cook has importuned every governor to sign his death warrant, but all refused. At one time he was an inmate of the in sane asylum. Sue Father on Son's Bond. Concordia, March 29. Suit was today filed in the district court for Cloud coun ty by the city of Clyde against J. A. Patterson, father of A. J. Patterson, the defaultingg treasurer of Clyde, for the sum of $3,000, alleged to have been em bezzled during the year 1898 and 1899. when Patterson, sr., was surety on the bond of his son in the sum of $f,000. J. A. Patterson is quite wealthy and when his son's deficit was first discovered he agreed to make it good, but afterwards changed his mind, transferring to his wife all his property. He has been a leading business man of Clyde for years, engaged in the implement business, and but a Ehort time since retired. Pensions For Kansana. Washington, D. C March 29 Pensions have been issued to Kansans as follows: Additional George M. Gotham. Em poria, J10; John W. Hamilton, Marion, $8. . Increase Daniel Eruner, Concordia, J12. Reissue William H, Foster, Cunning ham, $50. Original widows, etc. Minor of James A. Eckley, Latham, $10; special act, March 15, Clara Sanvain, Lansing, $8; Julia A. Gay, Winfield, $12; Anna Rusk, New Albany, $12. New Rural Route. Washington, D. C, March 29. Rural free delivery will be established April 15 as follows: Kansas Eudora, Doug las county, additional, one carrier; length of route, 25 miles; area covered, 33 square miles; number of houses on route, 110; population served, 550: car rier, Malon H. Cox. Beloit, Mitchell county, additional services, two car riers; length of routes, 53 miles; area covered, 60 square miles; population served, 1.100; number of houses on routes, 211; carriers, H. H. Wilson and Thomas Jones. Charged With Stealing Lead. Kansas City, Kas., March 29. A war rant was sworn out yesterday for the arrest of J. Isherwood, a merchant of Argentine, charging him with stealing white lead from Santa Fe cars. He was brought before Justice Conoho of the north side city court and released on $500 bond. He will have a. preliminary hearing next week. New Kansas Postmasters. Washington, X. C, March 29. The ap pointment of the following Kansas post masters is announced: At Farlinville, Linn county, John McGrew, vice W. Gott, resigned; at Lerado, Reno county. D. Davis, vice C. Dutton. resigned; at Logan, Phillips county, F. Richmond, vice W. Drumhiller, dead; at Mastin. Johnson county. M. Morgan, vice Ji Morgan, resigned. Charged With Liquor Selling. Eureka, March 29. William Campbell of Neal was arrested yesterday on a charge of selling intoxicating liquors and brought to Eureka, wnere ne gave bona for his appearance at the April term of the district court. Southern Kansas Congregationalists. Independence, March 29 The Southern Kansas Association of Congregational Churches began its semiannual session ,pre yesterday. Most of the ministers of this part of Kansas and many prom inent church workers are present. The best for your mouth Churchill Havana Cigar. CASTO For Infants and Children. The Kind Yea Hava Always Bought Bears the Signature of 1 Ann tw Fnni worked its way to the front, arid is now known In every city, town and fiamlet in the country. 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I now name my oldest daughter sole heir and exeditor to my real and personal estate, con sisting of Nos. 163 and 165 Kast One Hundred and Second street. New Tork city, which are valued at $a0.000; five lots in Hollywood, N. J., three lots in Harrison, N. Y and $30,000 in cash, which is, too the best of my ability, in the different banks In New York city; all my jewelry worn by me and other persons which Miss Irine Brodie knows of. Miss Irine Brodie to be sole exeditor untlll her sister, Nellie Brodie, Incomes of age of 21 years of age; then the property to be equaly divided between my three children, Irine Brodie. Nellie Brodie and Stephen Brodie. Miss Irene Brodie to pay any all the just debts I owe. I declare this mv last will. , "STEPHEN BRODIE." Baseball Gossip. Comlskey has admitted that he tried to get Lowe and failed. The Chicasro White Stockings will train at Excelsior Springs, Mo. Pitcher Phyle. the Chicago ex-twlrler, may sign with New York. Top spinning as exercise for pitchers' arms is the latest wrinkle, Edward Hanlon looks to see some of the National leaeruers who flopped do acrobatic stunts back again. The training season of the National league opens next Monday. Pitcher Earl Moore has signed with both St. Louis and Cleveland. George Pavis Is in Chicago trying to se cure pitching talent for New York. Ralph Seyhold. the ex-Red. will prob ably chase Hies for Connie Mock. Charlie Becker received an offer yester day to manage the Waco, Tex., team. The Princeton college teum won the first game of the season from Rutgers, 21 to 1. Manager Hanlon mav play Joe Kelly at third base if young Gatlns does not till up the gap. Dolan. who Is to take Lajoie'3 placo at second, is now on his way to Philadel. phia from Omaha. They are still after the deaf and dumb plavers. Mantling has Just eigned Paul Curtis, a mute of Kansas. Magnate Soden refused to hold a con ference with "Angel" Soiners in the mat ter of conflicting dates. 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