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2 TOPEKA STATE JOUKNAH., SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 30, 1901; SPORTINGJEWS. Voung Corbett lias a Bright Pugilistic Record. Had Three Draws and Two Losses in IS Fights. FIRST BOUT IN 1897, Began His Career the Same Year as McGorern. A Colorado Lad, Born in Denrer in 1879. New fork, Nov. 30. Youne Corbetfs name In private life is William K.Itoth "sveU. He is a resident of Denver, was born in 1S79. and is 5 feet 3 inches tall. He can fight at 122 pounds. His career began in the same year as Terry Mc Govern's. He fought three times in 1S97. He knocked out Kid Harris in four rounds.Julius Segel in four rounds, and won from Bert Crater in three rounds. In the following year he fought but three fights. Fred O'Neil he knock ed out in four rounds at Omaha on July 24. Reddy Coogan a ad he fought to a draw after 20 rounds of hot work at Aspen, Col., on November 14. On. De cember 12 he knocked out Dago Mike In two rounds at Aspen. Corbett had a busy year in 1899. He fought 20 times. His first of the year was a 20-round draw with Abe bpitz at Denver, on February 27. He knocked out Tom Olenn in five rounds at Leatt ville on April 7, gave Billy Irwin his ouietus in the fourth round at Aspen on May 2, and put Abe Bpltx to sleep in four rounds at Aspen on June iu. On June 23 he fousrht a 20-round draw with Jack Dempsey at Aspen. Billy Rotchford defeated Corbett in a 20 round bout at Denver on July 24. On August 19 Corbett knocked out Faddy Huehes in one round at .Hastings, coi On September 1 he won from Jack Flint at Omaha in four rounds. He knocked out Billy Harris in two rounds at Omaha two days later. He knocked out Al Rivers in four rounds at Des .Moines on October 4. Two days later he won from Billy Brown in four rounds at Des Moines. He knocked out K.ia Ben nett in three rounds at Cripple Creek on November 27. Last year Young Corbett fought IS battles. He knocked out Spike Wallace in one round at Denver on January 10, did the same to Jack Munson in two rounds on January 22, and repeated again in two rounds on February 11 with Kid Kelley. On February 29 he lost to Jack Dempsey in two rounds at Pueblo. On March 14 he knocked out Dempsey in three rounds at Pubelo. On April 13 he lost to Benny Yanger, "The Tipton Slasher," in 18 rounds at Denver. He won from Jimmy Coogan in six rounds at Denver on April 24, and knocked out Frank Newhouse in 17 rounds at Aspen on May 30. He also knocked out Ray Streetor in two rounds on July 5. and Kid Lee in four rounds on July 28 at Cripple Creek. He knock ed out Larry Lacy In one round at Denver on August 27. He fought Jim my Riley ten rounds to a draw at Den ver on September 5, and fought Jack Kane 20 rounds to a draw at Cripple Creek on September 15. He got back at Jimmy Riley at Denver on Septem ber 28 and knocked him out in three rounds. On October 6 he won from Jimmy Coogan at Pueblo after 20 rounds of fighting. He fought Benny Yanger again on November 27 and it was a draw at the end of ten rounds. He won from Reddy Coogan in three rounds at Cripple Creek on December 15, and knocked out two men at Denver five days later. Corbet t's record for these 18 fights was two lost fights and three draws. This year Corbetfs work in the ring has been brilliant. All his fights have been in the city of his home, Denver. He won from Joe Bernstein in seven rounds on January 18. He knocked out Kid Broad in the fourth round on March 22. On April 12 he knocked out Eddie Santry in the second. Oscar Oardner he knocked out in the sixth round. On June 26, a month later he won from Kid Broad in ten rounds. He won from Oeorge Dixon in ten rounds. NEXT BASEBALL MOVE. Big Five" Holds Key to the National League Reorganization. Philadelphia, Nov. 30. One week from next Monday the National league base ball club owners will hold a meeting in New York, which will be of vast im portance to the game. Interest is just now centered in what will be done at this meeting. Many believe that the circuit will remain Just as it is. Much however will depend on the action of Freedman, Brush, Soden, Dreyfuss and Robison, the "big five' of the league. These five men by their combined votes can control league affairs, and they will be the dictators in the coming reor ganization. The "big five" will probably have a meeting some time this week to decide what is to be done. Freedman lias often proclaimed that Brooklyn is not a major league city, and John T. Brush is known to have a knife up his sleeve for the Philadelphia club own ers. . Just what will happen cannot be fore told, but it is evident that some scheme Is being concocted to get even with old-time enemies. When such a com bination has on "grum shoe" It will bear watching. Barney Drevfuss is the only one that has been heard from, and he has merely suggested a change in the rules so that each club can carry 17 plavers instead of only 16 aa now stipulated In the rules. Harry Dolan, who recently signed a Brooklyn contract for 1902. at an ad vanced salary, is authority for the statement that Joe Kelley may jump Brooklyn and sign with the Baltimore club. Manager Hanlon evidently feels cer tain that some of his old men are go ing to jump the Brooklyn club. He is trying his utmost to sign John Ander son, who formerly played with Brook lyn, but has for the last two years played first base for the Milwaukee club of the American league. The Bos ton club is also after Anderson, and Manager Buekenberger has tried to get Brooklyn to waive its reserve of the player. Hanlon refuses to do so, and is trying to induce Anderson to once more come into the Brooklyn fold. WIU BUILD FINE STABLE. J. H. Haggin Contemplates a New Home For His Thoroughbreds. New York, Nov. 30. J. B. Haggin, the multimillionaire breeder and owner of many thoroughbreds, stabled at Eaton town, N. J., is contemplating building a new home for his borses and extend ing his racing affairs. Mr. Haggin ias purchased fur acres of land in Neck Head for toe erectioa oX the new sta ble and when it is completed it will be one of the finest in the country. The work of building the stable will be begun soon and it is expected that it will be finished before the racing season opens next year. The colors of Mr. Haggin were not seen on the local tracks for some years until this year, when be raced Watercolor and a few others. The plans of Mr. Haggin, how ever, are that next year his horses will not be idle and that his colors will be prominent in all the stakes. ' TO FIGHT AGAIN. McGovern's Manager Posts $2,500 For Another Bout With Corbett. New York. Nov. 30. In sporting circles here nothing is talked of more than the defeat of Terrv McOovern by "Young Corbett" in Hartford. That McGovern was beaten by a two handed rushing fighter like himself was conceded by ev erybody, but McGrOvern's friends are evi dently of the opinion that should the boys meet again McGovern will regain his lost laurels. Friday afternoon Sam Harris, McGov ern's manager posted J2.&J0 to bind an other match, the time and place to be at the will of "Young Corbett." In an in terview Harris said: "In order to get a return match with Young Corbett' Terry will agree to knock him out before the limit of 2U or 25 rounds is reached or forfeit the entire purse. Now, if 'Young Corbett' thinks he is McGov ern's master, he will cover the forfeit which I have placed in rrputable hands, and if he refuses the public can easily see who is the better man. "I don't wish to take away any of the credit that is due 'Young Corbett' over his great victory, but 1 still insist that the result ol the fight was due 10 a fluke. When McGovern was put down- in the first round his head came in contact with the boarded floor of the ring, and this so stunned him that he was in a dazed con dition thereafter. My man. McGovern, had all the better of the mill up to that time, and hnd the ring been padded there would have been another story to tell. In delivering the last blow 'Young Corbett' did not realize himself that he had hit Terry with effect, as his head was down and he was swinging his hands wildly. It was lucky enough to be a winning blow and what I consider a chance one. "I am positive that McGovern did not show his true form in this contest, and I am willing to accept the proposition of James C. Kennedy, manager and match maker of the Twentieth Century Athletic club of San Francisco, who has offered a purse of $10,000 for the men to meet again at his club." MADE $10,000 THIS TEAR. Trotting Breeders' Association Out of Debt at Last. Lexington, Ky Nov. 30. At the an nual meeting of the stockholders of the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' as sociation the following directors were elected for the ensuing year: B. P. Stoil, Lucas Broadhead, L. Y. Harkness, R. C. Estill, CoU John R. Allen, M. Bowerman, J. D. Grover and Brook Curry. The new members of the board are Mr. Cirover, of Georgetown, and Brook Curry, of Lexington. Mr. S. T. Harbison and H. K. McAdams retire from the board, both of them declining to serve again on account of the pres sure of private business. The annual report of Secretary H. W. Wilson showed a pront of J10.000 for the uc tober meeting. This will wipe out the last remaining indebtedness, and for the first time since reorganization, in 1892, the association will not owe a single dollar.. TWO NOTED HORSES SOLD. Lord Derby and Shadow Chimes Bring $10,500 and $5,100 Respectively. New York, Nov. 30. A number of fast trotters and pacers were on the programme for sale at the Fasig-Tipton auction Friday, and there was a good attendance of buyers. Lord Derby, 2:066, and Shadow Chimes, 2:06, the two stars of the Hamlin stables, were reserved for sale until 3 o'clock in tne afternoon, at which hour the first named entered the ring. Lord Derby was driven by "Ed" Geers. D. Lamar and 11 E. Smithers, both of this city. made the bidding lively until $10,000 was reached. This was Mr. Lamar s last bid and Mr. Smithers got the horse lor JoOO more. Other bidders for Lord Derby in addi tion to Messrs. Lamar and Smithers were Wallace Pearse, of Sharpsburg, Pa., who bid to J9.500, and Nathan Straus, who bid to $8,000. At the Hart ford meeting this summer Mr. Smithers offered $20,000 for Lord Derby. His offer was refused. Shadow Chimes went to William West, of Edinburgh, Scotland, for $5,100. NEW BALL LEAGUE. American Association Is Launched at a Chicago Meeting. Chicago, Nov. 30. The American Association of Professional Baseball clubs, with Thomas J. Hickey as presi dent, has been launched. The new magnates finished their preliminary business and adjourned subject to the call of the president. Chicago will be President Hickey's headquarters. The circuit and owners of- the franchises were announced as follows: Indianapolis, W. H. Watkins and J. Rauschkaup; Milwaukee, H. D. Quin and C. S. Havenor; St. Paul, George Lennon; Columbus, T. J. Bryce; Toledo, Charles Strobel; Minneapolis, A. B. BeaJls; Omaha, W. A. Rourke; Kansas City. George Tebeau. The new league announced that it would not affiliate with the national body or with any of the minor leagues The Western league, of which Hickey was formerly president, will be reor ganized with a six club circuit, made up of Denver, Colorado Springs, St. Joseph, Des Moines, Sioux City and Lincoln. Applications in the American associa tion were refused to Grand Rapids, Cincinnati and Chicago. The owners of franchises for the eight clubs have de posited $S00 each as a guarantee of the permanency of the ten-year agreement. FOOTBALL RECEIPTS. Over $6,800 Taken in at the Missouri Kansas Game. Kansas City, Nov. SO. Porter BT dod dard, who was appointed Wednesday by Judge Henry of the circuit court to take charge of the Thanksgiving dav football game and manage and handle the finan cial end of the affair until the court has a chance to hear the evidence in the in junction case filed against James H. Man ning by the Metropolitan Land company, to restrain Manning from collecting ren tal for the use of the grounds that dav has given out a statement of the receipts and attendance at the Missouri-Kansas game Thursday. According to Mr. Goddard's figures, 6.274 people paid admission thrnue-h th, trata and the gross receipts amounted to some, thing over ia.SuO. Of this amount J5.349 was paid over to the university mani- c, o 1 1 , ui per cent, was turned in to the court, to be held until final set tlement of the case. JENKINS A PUGILIST. Big Wrestler Issues a Challenge to Jim Jeffries. Cleveland, Nov. 30. Tom Jenkins, the champion wrestler, intends to turn pu gilist, and last night issued a challenge to meet James J. Jeffries in a glove contest for the world's championship and a reasonable side bet. Jenkins has long been known by the public onlv as a wrestler,- but he is equally skillful with the glovs, and he believes that the greater financial emoluments accru ing from too ring would warrant his turning to pugilism. He does not in tend, however, to give up wrestling en tirely, but will meet all bona fide chal lengers In both wrestling and boxing. Manager Touhy will leave Cleveland for San Francisco, Monday morning, to see Jeffries in the matter of a match with Jenkins. WANTED IN ENGLAND. Fitz and Jeffries Made a Fine Offer to Box. New York, Nov) 30. The interest at tending to a bout between Robert Fitz simmons and James Jeffries is not con fined to America. While Jim Kennedy is matching the pair for a bout on the Pacific coast, the National Sporting club today received the following cable gram from A. F. Bethuspn, manager of the English fighting organization: "Can you arrange to get Fitzsimmons and Jeffries to fight at this club within three months, limited to ten rounds, for good-sized purse?" Fitz is absent from his training quar ters on private business, but as soon as he returns he will be asked where lie desires to again try for the champion shin. LOST $3,000 ON YALE. Young Vanderbilt Drops This Amount on Blue-Crimson Contest. Boston, Nov. 30. The heaviest indi vidual loser on the Yale-Harvard gam 3 was Reginald Claypool Vanderbilt. He drooped $3,000. He wagered that amount with a half dozen Harvard students, putting the money up Saturday morn ing just before the game. He gave odds of 5 to 4. Mr. Vanderbilt attended the game with a party of his classmates, Yale seniors. Track Records Broken. Washington, Nov. 30 Three track records were broken at Bennings. Pros per La Gai, in the first race, reduced the time for one mile and fifty yards from 1:47 4-5 to 1:46. Federalist, in the fifth event, clipped one-fifth of a second from the record of 1:47 for one mile and forty yards, and Potente, the only winning favorite of the day, made her own pace for a mile and a furlong and lowered the track record of 1:57 2-5 by two-fifths of a second. Slidell, backed from 40 to 1 to 5 to 1. won the second race, and Federalist, a 25 to 1 chance, captured the fifth event. H. Cochran's five mounts all took some of the money. The track was fast. Western League Wants Sexton. Rock Island, 111., Nov. 30. M. H. Sex ton, of this city, president of the "Three I" league, has letters from the man agers of several of the clubs in the Western league urging him to consider a proposition to become the Hirecting head of that organization in the event of the deposing of T. J. Hickey, with whose services they express dissatis faction. Mr. Sexton has not answered any of the letters as yet, but states, although flattered by the offer, it would hardly be possible for him to accept on account of his private business, the same reason that caused him to decline re-election as president of the "Three I." St Louis Americans to Get Douglas. St. Louis, Nov. 30. Douglas, the crack catcher of the Philadelphia National league club, reached St. Louis from his home at Wellsville today, and from the way he talked it appears highly likely that he will desert the parent body and go with the American league. Jimmy McAleer, who takes charge of the new St. Louis club, has .made him a liberal offer, and, according to what his friends say, "Bill" has as good as signed. McAleer's catching staff thus far consists of "Jiggs" Donahue and young Maloney. Beck Signs With the Reds. Toledo, Nov. 30. It was learned to day that Erve Beck had signed a con tract with Cincinnati for next season, and that he is to receive $3,000 for his work. He will hold down the second sack. Last year at Cleveland his work attracted the attention of Manager Mc Phee of the Reds and immediately after the close of this season he opened nego tiations with Beck. McKeever-O'Brien Matched. New York, Nov. 30. The Charley McKeever-JacK O'Brien match is cre ating much interest in London. Ar rangements for a limited round bout have been completed, and they will meet in the early part of January. O'Brien has not been defeated since his arrival in the old country, and as he has beaten all the Englishmen that could be got to face him it was neces sary to import Americans. McKeever is confident of defeating O'Brien, but the latter does not seem as confident of beating his fellow Philadelphian as he was of putting away his other antag onists. Should O'Brien defeat McKeever he will probably meet Kid McCoy. Ruhlin at Denver.. Denver, Nov. 30. "Gus" Ruhlin and his manager, Billy Madden, arrived in the city last night and registered at the Oxfocd hotel. Madden had a long statement prepared in which he reiter ates his declaration that Ruhlin quit because of a dislocated knuckle on the left hand. The adverse criticism of the big fighter is attributed by Madden to the work of "knockers." MacFarland Returns From Europe. New York, Nov. 30. Floyd MacFar land, who is to ride with Frank Kra mer in the six-day bicycle race to begin at Madison Square garden on December 8, arrived last night on the steamship Kron Prinz Wilhelm. With him came Jimmy Michael, who is to give exhibi tion rides during the six days' race. Booth Not Going to Wisconsin. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 30. Coach Booth of the University of Nebraska football team today denied the report that he was going to Wisconsin to fill the posi tion left vacant by the retirement of Phil King. Carbuncle Sold For $ 6,500. Washington, Nov. SO. Carbuncle was sold today for $5,600 to H. J. Marshall, of Warrenton, Va. Fought to a Draw. Portland, Ore., Nov. 30. The fight be tween "Mysterious Billy" Smith and AI Neil went 20 rounds and was declared a draw. Chicago and Return $16.00 via the Santa Fe, December 1 to 3, inclusive: good until December 8 returning. Four trains each day: Leave Topeka 2:50 p. m., arrive Chicago 7:30 a. m.; leave Topeka 4:48 p. m., ar rive Chicago 9:00 a. m. ; leave Topeka 12:58 a. m., arrive Chicago 2:15 p. m.; leave Topeka 4:47 a. m., arrive Chicago 9:00 p. m. Compare this with time of other lines. Great Luck of an Editor. "For two years all efforts to cure Ec zema in the palms of my hands failed." writes Fditor H. N. Lester of Syracuse, Kan., "then I was wholly cured bv Buok. len s Arnica Salve." It s the world's best for eruptions, sores and all skin diseases. Only 2.3C at A. J. ArnaJd JL. Bon a dnn . C"1 X ... - T-T kH MA J WWW ST KANSAS NEWS. . Leayenworth Will Vote on Mu nicipal Ownership. Mayor Ryan lias Called For a Special Election. BE HELD IN DECEMBER Owners Must Take $400,000 For Their Plant If Not City is to Erect One of Their Own. Leavenworth, Nov. 30. Ryan has is sued a call for 'an election to vote on the municipal ownership of the water works. The election will be held Tues day, December 31, 1901. Two-fifths of the resident taxpayers have signed the petitions asking that an election be held. It will be noticed in reading the pro clamation that only $400,000 in bonds can be voted for the purchase of the present plant. Should the proposition carry with the people at the election and the Leavenworth and Fort Leaven worth Water company refuse to accept $400,000 for its plant, then a new plant will be built. By placing a maximum figure for which bonds can be issued, all chance of boodle in the purchase is practically eliminated. Yesterday a reporter called on Mr. Preston, superintendent of the water works here. He refused to discuss the matter as he was ill. There is no doubt but a bitter fight will be waged by the Water company. It i3 understood the legal firm of Baker & Baker has been retained by the stockholders of the company to represent them in the pro ceedings. RAIN BADLY NEEDED. Streams and Wells Are Low A Snow Would Relieve the Drought. Abilene, Nov. 30. The fine autumn weather with its long succession of clear sunshiny days has been excellent for stock but the wheat fields need rain now. The pasturing of the wheat has taken off the tops very closely and dur ing the past two weeks scarcely any growth has been made. Streams and wells are low owing to the shortage of rainfall during the entire year and a soaking rain or a good snow is greatly needed. Fort Scott, Nov. 30. Owing to the droubht the water company will not fur nish factories with water. This will save 20,000 gallons daily. At this rate the supply should be sufficient for three months. MASONIC HOME QUARANTINED bixty Wichita Children Have Been Exposed to Scarlet Fever. Wichita, Nov. 30. Sixty members of the Masonic home are quarantined be cause Roy Bevins, ag'ed 14, one of their number, is critically ill with scarlet fe ver. Twenty-five of the members of the home are children attending the McCormick and the Franklin schools, and as long as the home is under quar antine they will be without public school privileges. The case was reported to the health board by Dr. M. W. Cave, and the quar antine was at once established. The patient has been ill for two days, but few of the symptoms of scarlet fever manifested themselves until. Friday, when he began to break out. He has been removed to an isolated quarter of the home, and it is thought that if pro per precautions are taken no one else in the home will take the disease. A special nurse has been secured for the boy. There are more cases of Bcarlet fever WHAT CAUSES DEAFNESS. The Principal Cause is Cor able but Generally Overlooked. Many things may cause deafness and very often it is difficult to trace a cause. Some people inherit deafness. Acute dis eases like scarlet fever sometimes cause Si ' deafness. But by far the most common cause of loss of hearing is catarrh of the head and throat. A prominent specialist on ear troubles gives as his opinion that nine out of ten cases of deafness is traced to throat trou ble; that is probably overstated, but it is certainly true that more than half of all cases of poor hearing were caused by ca tarrh. The catarrhal secretion in the nose and throat finds its way into the Eustachian tube and by clogging it up very soon af fects the hearing, and the hardening of the secretion makes the loss of hearing .permanent unless the catarrh which caused the trouble is cured. Those who are hard of hearing may think this a little far fetched, but anyone at all observant must have noticed how a hard cold in the head will affect the hearing and that catarrh If long neglect ed will certainly impair the sense of hear ing and ultimately cause deafness. If the nose and throat are kept clear and free from the unhealthy secretions of catarrh, the hearing will at once greatly improve and anyone suffering from deaf ness and catarrh can satisfy themselves on this point by using a 50c box of Stu art's Catarrh Tablets, a new catarrh cure, which in the past year has won the ap proval of thousands of catarrh sufferers as well as physicians, because it is in con venient form to use, contains no cocaine or opiate and is as safe and pleasant for children as for their elders. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets is a wholesome combination of Blood root. Guaiacol, Eu calyptol and similar antiseptics and they cure catarrh and catarrhal deafness by action upon the blood and mucous mem brane of the nose and throat. As one physician aptly expresses It: "You do not have to draw upon the imag ination to discover whether vou are get ting benefit from Stuart's Catarrh Tab lets: improvement and relief are apparent from the first tablet taken." All druggists sell and recommend them. They cost but 50c for full sized package and any catarrh sufferer who has wasted time and money on sprays, salves and I ywfrucia, "in .HV1 ....... . kv liid (UU bUV l.juajrU. si 8tart'a Catraa Tablets. in the city now than of any other con tagious disease, and it has been pro nounced by the members of the board of health to be of a malignant type. It is more dangerous than the smallpox, which was epidemic in the city last winter. TEACHERS AT JUNCTION CITY North Central Kansas Association Go to Clay Center Next. Junction City, Nov. 30. The second day's session of, the North Central Kan sas Teachers' association was interest ing. There were a number of papers of interest to the educators and each was followed by a discussion. At the con clusion of the evening session the next place of meeting was voted - on and Clay Center was chosen. The election of officers followed and resulted: Presi dent, Miss Hettie Eacker, of Minneapo lis; vice president, J. Q. Thomas, Junc tion City; secretary. Miss Rapie Carey, of Manhattan; treasurer. Superintend ent W. S. Heusner, of Junction City. The afternoon session was taken up with papers, drills, etc., and CoL. Cope land lectured at night. STREET RAILWAY IMPROVED. Cottonwood Falls-Strong City Line Under New Management. Strong City, Nov. 30. The Strong City Street railway has passed into the own ership of Messrs. A. J. C. Seiker and D. Reifsnyder, who are improving the track and rolling stock greatly. The cars have been handsomely paint ed by Louis Heck and the line in ap pearance, comfort, and all' but speed, is as good as any line in the state. A BIG REVIVAL ON. Cottonwood Falls . Devoting Her Days and Nights to Religion. Cottonwood Falls, Nov. 30. The city is In the throes of a religious revival conducted by Evangelist French Oliver, assisted by his brother, W. E. Oliver. They are tlyjr evangelists who stirred up Winfield and Wellington lately and are doing the same here. Their meeting are attended by' the best business and society people of both towns, and all classes are greatly stirred up by the meetings which continue another week. Water Shy at Fort Scott Fort Scott, Nov. 30. On the first of the month the Fort Scott Water com pany will shut off the supply from all the large water consuming concerns in Fort Scott including the Frisco and Missouri Pacific railroads. This the company has declared to be a neces sary precaution against a water famine in the city. After the first of the month only domestic consumers will be sup plied. , Southeast Kansas School Orators. Fort Scott, Nov. 3Q. Ten students of the high schools of southeast Kansas competed at a declamatory contest in this city last night before the South east Kansas Teachers' association. The contestants were: Goldena Crum. Cof fey ville; Pearl Dennis, Altamont ; Lavon Vnicent, Pittsburg; Arnott Lamb,Yates Center; Bert Thomas, Paola; Rowenna Dabbs. Fort Scott; Hazel Stevenson, Iola; Nellie Ferguson, Parsons; Marche Boon, Chetopa, and Kate Barrett, Cha nute. The prizes were awarded to Kate Barrett of Chanute, first; Rowenna Dabbs, Fort Scott, second, and Bert Thomas, Paola, third. Teachers at Arkansas City. Arkansas City, Nov. 30. The South western Teachers' association opened Its annual meeting in the high school building in this city Friday. The en rollment of teachers alone Is 300 and there are about f00 visitors In attend ance. The territory covered by this as sociation embraces eight counties of the southwestern part of the state. Some of the best educators in the state of Kansas are In attendance, and in teresting programmes are heard at each session of the association. State Super intendent of Instruction Nelson is in the city and will deliver an address before the meeting. The officers for the com ing year will be elected this afternoon, just before adjournment. Horse Kills a Trooper. Leavenworth, Nov. 30. Private Al bert Francis, Fourth cavalry, was kill ed at Fort Leavenworth, his horse fall ing on him. The back of the soldier's head was crushed. He was 20 years old and enlisted two years ago. His home was in Indianapolis. Jointist Heavily Fined. Emporia, Kan.,Nov.30. William Pow ell.the Admire jointist, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $300. in the justice court at Admire Friday. He was brought to Emporia last night and lodged in jail. At Admire, which is a small town in the northern part of this county, Powell ran a Joint for over two years, and was considered a great nuis ance. KUBEL1K IS HERE. Wonderful Young Violinist May Tisit Topeka. New York, Nov. 30. On the steamship Majestic, which arrived Thanksgiving, was Juan Kubelik, the wonderful young violinist who in his art has been called Paderewski's peer. Herr Kubelik pre sents a most striking appearance. He is clean shaven, nearly six feet tall and his Jet black hair is very long. His hands are of abnormal size. Herr Kubelik gave the following in terview: "My talent is inherited. My father, Josef, was a market gardener by occu pation, but a musician by the grace of God. He could play any instrument. "When I was 5 years old I showed my talent, and my father gave me a violin of his own make and taught me to play. This was in Michle, near Prague. My father taught me for two years and then I could play better than he could. I had different teachers after that. I gave my first public recital at Prague. It was a great success and my public career began." Herr Kubelik may visit Topeka on his tour through the country. A London paper says of Kubelik: In London last spring a Kubelik party was the very smartest entertainment even a duchess could offer her friends. Indeed, since Paderewski's advent there has been no such lion as this same pale faced, long-haired, spiritual-looking Hungarian gypsy virtuoso of the violin. Kubelik is only 21 years of age and his is not the ' musical genius that Btarves in a garret. By a sudden bound he has leaped into the forefront of his profession. It is said that he is about to undertake a tournee, as it is called, for which he will receive $100,000. This fortune is sometimes the reward of a lifetime of struggle and hard work; but Kubelik has scarcely emerged from his teens, and he is going to make this sum in the course of a few months in the United States while waiting for the next London season to commence. He plays, too, 'with an abandon which shows the artist. As one watches him one feels that he has forgotten his audience; that his mind is far away, and his soul wrapped, la irns'-i LODGEJEVS. Pyramids Hustling For Nation al Aid Members. Officers Traveling Orer State Visiting the Lodges. WILL GET A MAJORITY. That Is What A. JK. Bodgers Says About It. Items of Interest to Secret So ciety Workers. The officers of the Ancient Order of Pyramids are confident of being suc cessful in gaining the larger portion of the policy holders in the defunct Na tional Aid association, despite the fact that at the convention recently held in Topeka, the delegates voted to Join with the Bankers' Union. . 'E. E. Pfost and H.- S. Landis are out in the field now," said A. K. Rodgers today to a State Journal reporter. Mr. Rodgers is a member of the executive committee of the Pyramids. "They have visited 40 lodges in 39 cities and have secured the decision of each lodge to unite with the Pyramids. We have already secured 60 per cent of the membership of the now defunct order. -We have not been unsuccessful In one instance where the matter has been presented to the lodge. Mr. Pfost and Mr. Landis have appeared before the members of each of the lodges and sta ted the propositions submitted by the officers of the Bankers' Union and the Pyramids and have made comparisons which seems to have resulted favorably for us." Mr. Rodgers says that in the follow ing towns the lodges have voted to join the Pyramids: Osage City, Chapman, Beverly, Wichita, New Cambridge, Tea cott, Winfield, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Antioch, Oxford, LeHarpe, Solomon, McLouth, Hartford, Emporia, Culver, Abilene, Augusta, Junction City, Po mona, Salina, Upland, Hutchinson, Iola, Humboldt two lodges, and Newklrn, Ok. W. H. Kemper, the newly elected sec retary of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for Kansas will take charge of the office here next week. G. W. Jones, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term made vacant by the absconding cecretary, D. W. Kent, will retire. An inventory of the office is being made this week. Among those who attended the dis trict convention of the Knights of Py thias here Wednesday, and who took part in the exercises were: Grand Chan cellor DuVal of Hutchinson, Grand Keeper of the Records and Seals Gus Neubert of Kansas City, Kan., Grand Master at Arms G. M. Culver of Con cordia, Grand Keeper of the Arms Gen eral J. H. Lyon, Grand Representative W A. S. Bird of Topeka, Past Grand Chancellor A. P. Riddle?- Minneapolis, Past Grand Chancellor Frank Betton of Kansas City Kan. now state solicitor of the endowment rank and J. W. Kirker of Wichita deputy grand chancellor of the Third district. Between three and four hundred Pytbians attended the convention. P. R. Symmes, the watchman at the Fourth street Santa Fe crossing, was presented with a veteran jewel by the members of his Odd Fellows lodge this week. The presentation was made by J. M. Miller of No. 40. Mr. Symmes has been a member of the order for 27 years and is therefore entitled to the 25-year badge. Mr. Symmes in a few words expressed his appreciation of the compliment. The Knights of Pythias enjoyed a dance Thursday evening. A free stereopticon lecture on "Mex ico" was given last night at the A. O. U. W. No. 11 hall. Capitola Rebekah lodge will give a burlesque entertainment called "The Congress of 1996" at the hall at No. 704 Kansas avenue, Monday evening. F. S. Stevens went to Meriden Friday to confer the second degree of Odd Fel lowship on Ira Osborne. S. H. Kelsey, grand past patriarch of the Odd Fellows at Atchison is here this week. The sessions of the grand lodge of the Order of Herman Sons closed here last week. The following grand officers of Brothers lodge were elected: Frank Gutsch, Topeka, grand president; Dr. Paul Newmann, Wichita, first vice president; Fred Kalke, Marysville, sec ond vice president; August Arnold, To peka, secretary; August Hahn, Topeka, treasurer; Otto Heller, Wichita, guide; H. T. Camien, Wichita, Inside guard. Martha Washington of the ladies elected the following officers: Mrs. Al vina Krauss, Topeka, grand president; Mrs. Minnie Lange, Marysville. grand vice president; Mrs. Albertine Schnitz ler, Wichita, grand secretary; Mrs. Mary Elrhardt, Leavenworth, grand treasurer; Mrs. Minnie Heller, Wichita, grand guide; Mrs. Pauline Trebble, To peka, grand inside guard. Shawnee lodge No. 1 I. O. O. F. gave the Initiatory degree of G. E. Beard this week. The annual election of officers was also held. W. H. Slatton was made noble grand and J, E. Shaffer vice grand. Dell Valentine will make the annual memorial address at the memorial ser vices of the Topeka lodge of Elks at the Elks' library- room Sunday afternoon. Always on the first Sunday in Decem ber memorial services for the departed brothers are held. Upchurch lodge of the A. O. XT. W. has made application for the use of the auditorium on December 26 for a dance and entertainment. INCREASED ONE THIRD. 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